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Publication Date: 10-05-2012
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month ... Pages 11-14 Friday, October 5, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 120 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 15.70 feetLast Year: 11.12 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.Fun Day to help boy who was bitten by gator ... Page 3 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News After a spate of vehicle burglaries, local detectives are reminding area residents that there is one good way to stop these break-ins—lock your vehicle. “It’s gotten worse lately. In the past ve days we’ve had nine burglaries in the county,” said Detective Bryan Lowe, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO). “And, all of the vehicles were unlocked.” There were three such break-ins that took place in King’s Bay sometime Monday night, Oct. 1. “They’re hitting the cars at night—anywhere from 10 p.m. on,” said the OCSO investigator. Two more unlocked vehicles were hit sometime Wednesday, Oct. 3, that were parked just off of S.W. 28th St. Detective Lowe said an unspeci ed amount of cash was taken as well as a compact disc player. The suspects are primarily interested in cash, but have been known to take purses and electronics. However, pointed out a detective with the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), if the purse doesn’t contain cash it’s normall y tossed aside. “They’re looking for cash or something they can trade for drugs. That’s what this is about— nding cash for drugs,” said Detective Bill Saum. He then told about three car burglaries that were reported Friday morning, Sept. 28, in the Thieves preying on unlocked vehiclesSee CAR — Page 5 Okeechobee News/ File photoMinimal Regatta on SaturdayThe Second Annual Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta will held Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at 9 a.m. at the C. Scott Driver Park off State Road 78 (on the north side of S.R. 78, across from Okee-Tantie). The event, sponsored by the Okeechobee Kiwanis Club, features area residents paddling their own homemade boats. The event is free and open to the public. There were also be a bounce house, obstacle course and food booths. The regatta raises money for local scholarships. For more information visit www.MinimalRegatta.com for more information. Above, racers from the rst regatta participated in exhibition races during the Water Fest in March. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News In an effort to slow the rise of Lake Okeechobee the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) has increased releases to the east and west. On Sept. 19 the COE started releasing lake water to the Caloosahatchee River and the St. Lucie Estuary in an effort to slow the rise of Lake Okeechobee. Under the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS), which is the tool COE uses to manage lake levels, the lake level should range between 12.5 and 15.5 feet, depending on the time of the year. “We just haven’t seen the results that we wanted to since we started releases on Sept. 19,” Lt. Col. Tom Greco, the COE’s Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida, said in a telephone press conference on Oct. 3. “With a half-foot rise we need to work within the exibility of LORS to stabilize the lake Lake O releases increasedSee LAKE — Page 5 Teen takes swing at principal; spits on deputy ... Page 9

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Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Light northeast wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Tonight: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East w ind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.Extended ForecastSaturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Light northeast wind becoming east northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East northeast wind around 5 mph. Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. North wind around 5 mph. 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 2 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESStudents of the WeekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Sept. 24-28 include: kindergarten students, Wyatt Baumhardt, Levi Courson, Fernando Cordell, Jonathan Hartzke, Kaden Watson, Jaidyn Brooks, Taylor Johnson; rst grade, Lina Rodriguez, Joshua Courson, Reagan Tucker, Alicia Johnson, Baldemar Boone, Gigi Herrera, Zion Mitchell; second grade, Sinai Leon-Almanza, Justin Conti, Joshua Boon, Nancy Peteres, Senon Ansselmo, Caysen Jarriel, Dank Maldonado; third grade, Juan Gonzales, Raena Garcia, Raymond Elliott, Anna Serrano, Breannah Garcia, Cynthia Serrano; fourth grade, Gisselle Delgado, Anthony Salerno, Jihad Yamin, Maycee Elliott, Dalton Durand, fth grade; Daniel Meza, edwin Reyes, Jonathan Johnson, Esrat Jahan and Uriel Juarez. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Okeechobee Forecast

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Oct 6. ‘Fred Day’ festival to include Gator Boys show, rib cook-off, games auctions and moreSpecial to the Okeechobee News MOORE HAVEN—On July 9, 2012, Kaleb “Fred” Langdale and some of his friends decided to take a swim in the Caloosahatchee River just as they had many times before. Their hometown of Moore Haven sits on the Caloosahatchee River and features picnic areas and boat docks for the public to enjoy. The friends decided to race to the other side, when suddenly an alligator appeared. It was about 30 feet from Fred when he rst saw it heading straight for him. Knowing he couldn’t make it to the bank in time, the 17y ear-old Florida teen dropped as low as he could in the water watching the gator, hoping it would lose sight of him, but instead the gator kept coming. The gator was inches from Fred’s face when he grabbed it under the jaw and pushed upwards, wrapping his legs around the gator so that it couldn’t bite. The gator went into a death roll, and Fred could not hold on. He pushed away and tried to swim to the bank when he felt the gator grab his right arm. The crushing pressure from the gator’s powerful jaws broke the bones in Fred’s arm, as the gator went into another sudden roll. When it stopped spinning, Fred put his feet on the gator’s mouth and tried to rip his arm from the gator’s jaws. Thinking he had torn free, Fred began swimming toward the bank until he realized his arm was still in the gator’s mouth and still attached by a tendon—meaning he was now pulling the gator along with him. The gator pulled him back under the water and began rolling again. When it nally stopped, Fred put his feet on the gator and pushed against him until the tendon tore. Fred was able to get to the bank, and amazingly had the presence of mind to nd spider webs in a nearby tree and used them to help stop the bleeding from what remained of his arm. Holding his mangled arm in between his knees, the teen almost had the bleeding stopped by the time the paramedics arrived. He was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital while police and Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) of cials mounted a frantic three-hour search to capture and kill the alligator. The teenager’s arm was still in the alligator’s stomach, but the doctors were unable to reattach it. On Oct. 6, Fred’s hometown community will host “Fred Day” to raise money to help with medical expenses, and other associated expenses. Fred has always been an outdoorsman. He has built his own airboat and trailer. He loves to hunt, sh, airboat, weld, wakeboard, and anything else that has to do with being outside. “Fred Day” will be held at the Chalo Nitka grounds in Moore Haven. Activities will include a gator wrestling show at noon by the Gator Boys, live music presented by the Chris MacArthur Band, an airboat show by the Airboat and Buggy Conservation Club of Southwest Florida, buggy rides by Swamp Buggies of Florida, Cruisin’ Car Show by Macogans Street Rods and possibly live broadcasting by National Geographic. Plans also include: a 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Woodmen of the World, a corn hole tournament, live and silent auctions (for prizes such as hunting and shing trips), live bands, slides, bounce houses, face painting, buggy rides, and a dunk tank. Barbecue dinners will be available for purchase. Booth rentals are also available. There will be a $5 admission fee which includes one raf e ticket for a prize drawing. Festivities will also include a rib cookoff. Anyone interested in competing in the cookoff is asked to email David Hardin at dhardin@gladessheriff.org, or call him at 863-227-3381, or Kim Hill at 863-227-0191. If anyone has any items they would like to donate for auction, please bring them the day of the event. Items can be new, gentl y used, big, small, expensive or cheap ... anything is greatly appreciated. For more information about “Fred Day,” contact Linda Peeples Martin at 863-2270832, email her at linda@gatorfred.com or visit: www.gatorfred.com. 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 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 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. 3 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 Glades County Community rallies to help injured teen Courtesy photoKaleb “Fred” Langdale lost part of his arm but not his spirit. Pet of the WeekRoy is a young male Bluetick Coonhound mix who recently completed the SPIN training program. He is available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on Highway 98, next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863-3571104. To see more available animals go to pet nder.com. Homes are also needed to “foster” animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Pet Rescue

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Popular or Electoral Vote The precariousness of the current stateb y-state, winner-take-all system of awarding electoral votes is highlighted by the fact that a shift of a few thousand voters in one or t wo states would have elected the secondplace candidate in four of the 13 presidential elections since World War II. Near misses are now frequently common. There have been 6 consecutive non-landslide presidential elections (1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008). 537 popular votes won Florida and t he White House for Bush in 2000 despite Gore’s lead of 537,179 (1,000 times more) popular votes nationwide. A shift of 60,000 v oters in Ohio in 2004 would have defeated President Bush despite his nationwide lead of over 3 million votes.  A survey of Florida voters showed 78 percent overall support for a national popular vote for president. By political af liation, s upport for a national popular vote was 88% among Democrats, 68 percent among Republicans, and 76 percent among others. By gender, support for a national popular vote w as 88 percent among women and 69 perc ent among men. By age, support for a nat ional popular vote was 79 percent among 18-29 year olds, 78 percent among 30-45 y ear olds, 76 percent among 46-65 year olds, and 80 percent for those older than 65.  The more I read, the more disheartened I become. I’m to the place that I probably won’t even vote, as I have no more faith in one candidate than I do the other. Now y ou may label my thoughts as material for a “crazy conspiracy theory movie” ... but I can promise, I’m not the only one thinking this w ay. I’ve never been as concerned as I have b een lately with a Presidential election ... I w orry “where we will be in 10 short years?” I’ve only been retired eight years ... and in t hat eight years I’ve watched our nation get further and further down the rabbit hole.Random drug testing? I think both the students and the teachers should be subject to random drug testing. A few years ago at one of the middle schools, the kids complained that a teacher was acting crazy, but no one paid attention to them because they were kids and kids always complain about their teachers. Then it was in the paper that the teacher was arrested for doctor shopping and apparently was addicted to prescription pain pills. You never know who might be on drugs. If you are going to test the students, then test the teachers too.  I blame the judicial system for a lot of the drug problems. The system slaps the pusher on the hand and tells them not to do it again. Make the penalty extremely tough and then see how it goes. If that doesn’t work, make the penalty tougher,Taxes The government could take every last penny from every wealthy person in our country but it still wouldn’t pay off our debt. We are in a hole which has been dug by MANY people in positions of power for a very long time. For years our proverbial roof was weakening but the politicians just kept taking our money and slapping paint on the walls—making things appear to be better. Now the roof is caving in and nobody wants to admit that all they’ve done all these many years is slap more paint on the walls, chipped away little by little at our very foundation and pretended there was no real problem, all at the peoples’ expense. Our roof is collapsing, our government is broke and the leaders still aren’t doing anything but looking for a scapegoat. It seems that certain leaders want to blame a group of people to the point of demonizing them, and turn citizens against each other.  IF people don’t start stepping up and taking responsibility for themselves (when truly able), we are going to be in a lot worse mess than we already are in.  How many people with an income of less than $30,000 dollars hire 25 or more people? Famous Amos sold his cookies on the streets of L.A. and ended up selling his recipe to Betty Crocker for $8 million. You tell me that Capitalism doesn’t work. If the poor would quit trying to punish the rich and instead gure out how they got that way, we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in today. Thank you Democrats. Congratulations on your invention of fearmongering and class warfare. Maybe in next four years, you can drive the rest of our industries offshore. Thank you Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a funeral spray, if so, we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend could say. Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much whatever the part. Thank you so much for the support and prayers. The Daron Gregory Washington, Sr. FamilyWhere’s the Beef?I cannot believe that our Sheriff had to make budget cuts again. This is outrageous! Law enforcement and medical, (ambulance, rescue) and re departments should be top priority. They are the most valuable assets our county or any county can have. The men and women who work for these organizations have families too. They put their lives on the line daily. Why should any of them have to take a cut? Okeechobee claims to be a great tourist town for shing, so why not raise the fees for shing permits and boat registrations? That will help raise the budget. Why close down Okee-Tantie when it can produce a pro t for the county as a family camp ground? The county wasted thousands of dollars building that albatross they call Agri-Center. Why can’t they clean up Okee-Tantie and make it useful? Build a few cabins on it and rent them out as well as trailer and tent campsites. My husband and I spend our anniversary on Lake Moultrie every other year. It is a beautiful campground and it only costs $64 for a 24-hour day. The cabins are fully equipped, all we bring is food and our clothes and whatever we want. The cabins are all two bedrooms and we split the cost with another couple. For $128 the four of us get to spend a great week-end shing and fellowshipping from Saturday morning to Monday noon. And because it is so popular, we hav e to book reservations months in advance. Where’s the beef with doing the same thing here for Okeechobee? And people will com e to town to visit our ne dining establishments and shop the ea markets and stores. Every time there is a budget cut, ou r Sheriff gets hit right between the eyes. Loo k at all the criminals they’ve busted in the las t two months alone. Crime is rampant and w e cannot afford to lose good men and women who are dedicating their lives to help us. And please note that crimes are being committed by young and old alike; some kids are onl y ten years old, some men and women are as old as 60. They are doing everything from forging checks to vandalism to shoplifting to stealing vehicles and property, prostitution, drugs, rape, child molestation. And it’s going to get worse. I know because there is too much sin in this world and God has been asked to leave the schools and we cannot display His commandments and some churches are too tolerant, they don’ t preach hell’s re, they only try to promot e love. Love is good, God is Love, but He also tells us sinners who do not repent will go to hell. Proverbs 23:13-14 tells us “Do not hold correction from a child, for if you beat him with a rod, he shall not die, but deliver his soul from hell.” So my beef is this, leave the Sheriff’s budget where he can pay his employees a decen t salary and where he can afford to updat e their equipment, ie. radios, communicators, uniforms, protection vests, whatever else h e needs. He has been the greatest Sheriff this town has had in many years. He has made do with everything he has to work with to keep us safe and he and his ‘posse’ don’t need to be cut back. And for Heaven’s sake, pray, pray, pray. We all need the LORD. Jesus loves you~ and so do I, Cheryl Gawda October 5, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! October Blood DrivesWhile many Okeechobee residents will wait for The Blood Roundup, Nov. 17, 18, to donate, some may have their donation schedules preset. If that is the case with you, here are the upcoming dates when you can donate blood and help save lives:  Saturday, Oct. 20 – Bene t drive at the Eagle’s Lodge on 441SE, 2–6 p.m.  Wednesday, Oct. 24 – Okeechobee Correctional Institute, 2:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Thursday, Oct. 25 – SFWMD Field Of ce, 1–5 p.m.

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southwest section of the city. Out of those three burglaries, the suspects got a total of $20 in cash that was left in one of the unlocked vehicles. Detective Saum said a purse was taken from one car but when no cash was found in it, the handbag was discarded in a nearby garbage can. “They didn’t mess with the checks, credit cards, driver’s license—nothing,” said Detective Saum of the discarded pocketbook. Detective Lowe said while the burglaries may be isolated to a speci c area one night, as a whole they are occurring in all areas of the city and county. “They’re just pulling doors and looking for unlocked doors,” he said. Detective Saum said it’s also important that people lock the windows and doors in their homes. He told of a case being investigated by OCPD Detective J.P. Zeigler in which someone entered a home through an open window in the bathroom. When a woman in the home saw the doorknob move on the door to the room she was in she grabbed the knob, screamed and yelled to the intruder that she was calling the police. At that point, the interloper left the home the same way he entered. “The days of leaving our windows open to let the breeze blow through may be over,” he said. “I don’t see anyone daring to leave their windows open any more—that’s just a part of life in today’s world.” Detective Lowe urged people to call the sheriff’s of ce if they see anything suspicious “and get a deputy out there.” If you have any information on these burglaries, contact Detective Lowe at 863-7633117 in you live in the county, or Detective Saum at 863-763-5521 if you live in the city. Remember, if you’re going to leave your car unlocked, take out all you valuables. And, adds law enforcement, the belief that it’s better to leave your vehicle unlocked than to have a window broken out is totally wrong. It is never a good idea to your car or truck unlocked. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hwy 98 N Okeechobee(Next to Livestock Market) 33RD ANNUAL CHICK GIVE-A-WAYCUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAYS!Walpole Feed & Supply Co.763-6905 HUGE SAVINGS plus FREE CHICKS to our VALUED CUSTOMERS!Friday, Oct. 19th & Saturday, Oct. 20th E & EAUTOMOTIVE CLINIC 863-763-2666OPEN HOUSE PARTYSaturday Oct. 6th12 Noon to 4pm3431 Hwy. 441 N Okeechobee Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50Fri., Oct. 5TH Thurs., Oct. 11THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “TAKEN 2”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA”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 III: “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 PG PG-13 5 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 level. Our primary goal is lake safety.” On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the level of the lake was 15.69 feet, On Thursday, Oct. 4, releases to the Caloosahatchee River were increased almost two and half times to 4,000 cubic feet per second as measured at the Moore Haven Lock. To the east the ow was doubled to 1,800 feet cubic feet per second as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam near Stuart. In response to a question as to why more w ater couldn’t be sent south, the colonel replied that all the water conservation areas south of the lake are at or above their regulation schedule. When asked how much longer the releases would last, Col. Greco replied that the COE was planning it day-to-day. “To stabilize the rise in the lake is our immediate goal,” he said. “We still have a lot of in ow into the lake.” The good news is that with the increase in the lake level, no signs of dike problems have been seen. The colonel said the Kissimmee basin is at regulation schedule and retaining water there would not affect the lake level. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. LAKEContinued From Page 1 CARContinued From Page 1 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tree Tops Park in Davie. This event enables people to surrender their nonnative pets free of charge and with no penalties. The goal is to reduce the number of nonnative species being released into the wild by pet owners who can no longer care for their pets or no longer wish to keep them. “Often, pet owners don’t understand the possible negative impacts that may result from releasing a nonnative species,” said J enny Novak, who coordinates the FWC’s Exotic Pet Amnesty program. “Pet amnesty events foster responsible pet ownership w hile providing exotic pet owners a legal alternative to releasing nonnative animals.” Exotic Pet Amnesty Days have had great success in other areas of the state, especially Miami. This is the rst amnesty day to be held in Broward County. “We’d like to expand the program by encouraging other agencies and organizations to participate,” said Novak. “For example, this amnesty day would not be possible without our partnership with Broward County Parks and Recreation and the Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ECISMA).” To date, more than 500 nonnative species have been observed in the wild in Florida, and more than 130 have reproducing populations. It is illegal to release any animal not native to Florida. At each pet amnesty day, every attempt is made to place all healthy animals with qualied adopters. Pet adopters must be prequali ed to receive surrendered animals. Anyone interested in adopting exotic pets can download the permit application forms at MyFWC.com/Nonnatives. Adoption applications must be received by Oct. 18 to be processed in time for this event. Exotic Pet Amnesty Day is a free, family event. Live animals will be on display, and experts will be on hand to talk about proper care of exotic pets. Additional information about Exotic Pet Amnesty Day and exotic animals in Florida can be found at MyFWC.com/Nonnatives. Tree Tops Park is at 3900 S.W. 100th Avenue in Davie. FWC offers exotic pet owners an opportunity to surrender pets

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 Equine therapy for veteransWinston Churchill said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” We are looking for veterans who would be interested in joining us to groom, lead and ride horses. W e understand how much a veteran can bene t from this interaction. This service is free of charge and here in Okeechobee. If y ou are interested, please call Bobbi by Friday, Oct. 5 at 863-467-2614.Eagles North announces its upcoming eventsOn Friday, Oct. 5 Eagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., is having steak night with music by Steven. On Saturday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. the club will host card bingo; Tuesday. Oct. 9, bingo at 1 p.m.; Wednesday. Oct. 11, bingo at 4:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the F.O.E. 413 community bene t fund.Cypress Hut Eagles to host Steak dinner nightCypress Hut Eagles will be serving shrimp, sh, or 16 oz. ribeye steak dinner on Friday, Oct. 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. Music by Wayne Purvis. For more information please call 863-467-1154. Proceeds from funds raised w ill bene t the Cypress Hut General Fund.Putt for a Cure tournament plannedThe Relay for Life Honey Do’er’s Team and Dream Team will host a best ball golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. All proceeds bene t the American Cancer Society. Fee for 4-man team: $200, Hole Sponsorship: $100. The team will have 50/50 and rafe tickets. If you have any questions about participants, sponsorship, or donation of a raf e item please call Lawrence Fipps 863801-0901 or Missy Fipps at 863-634-8674.Cypress Hut Eagles to host Birthday BashCypress Hut Eagles will be holding a Birthday Bash on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. Taco Bake by Dwayne. Music by Jimmy and Debbie Harper. For more info please call 863-467-1154. Proceeds from the event w ill bene t the Cypress Hut Eagles General Fund.Shrine Club hosts spaghetti dinnerBack for another season, the Okeechobee Shrine Club will host our weekly spaghetti dinner from 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 Reservations are not required. The Shrine Club is pleased to offer smoke free dining. For listening and dancing pleasure, music is provided from 5 until 8 p.m. The complete dinner is only $6. Proceeds from the dinner w ill bene t Shrine Charities. Eagles to host dinner nightCypress Hut Eagles will be serving fried chicken dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 for a $6 donation. Please call 863467-1154 for more information. Proceeds will bene t local charity fund.Eagles North to host breakfastEagles North will have breakfast from 9 until 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 Best breakfast around. We also have a call in to Local Artists to participate in an upcoming Art Show. Corn Hole Tournament Oct. 13. Please call 863-763-2552 to participae in either one. Proceeds from breakfast go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. The Lodge is located at 9985 U.S. 441 N.Amateur Radio Club to hold October meetingThe Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will be holding its October business meeting on Monday, Oct. 8 at the Beef O’Brady’s Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave, beginning at 6 p.m. Meal is from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the business meeting promptly at 7 p.m. The major topic for the meeting will be continued planning of the Okeechobee Hamfest in the Woods to be held on Saturday, Nov. 24. All members are urged to attend, and anyone in the Okeechobee area who has an interest in Amateur Radio is invited to attend and join us for fellowship and a meal. For more information on the meeting or the Club, contact Tom Timmons, president, at 863-467-5435.OREA to host their monthly meetingThe Okeechobee Retired Educators Association will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 8 beginning at 11:15 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef O’Brady’s. All retired educators are invited to attend. Big Brothers and Big Sisters are scheduled to present and the 2012 Historic Christmas ornament will be available for purchase.Coffee with the CommissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Bryant Culpepper on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m.–noon, and will be held in the meeting room at the Lodge at the Lake Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. Citizens wishing to participate are urged to call 863-763-6441 for an appointment. Relay for Life Kickoff celebration plannedPlease come and join us at Lunker’s Sports Grill 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 863634-8674 or Lacey Summerall 863-634-7765. Friends of NRA plan banquetThe Okeechobee Friends of NRA plans to hold a banquet on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. The banquet will be held at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 SW 53rd Street. Tickets and sponsorship information are available at The Gun Shop, Okeechobee Shooting Sports, The Hunters Den, by calling 863634-8678, or online at www.friendsofnra. org. Please join your local business owners, friends, neighbors and community leaders as we work together to ensure the shooting sports for the next generation.ELKS Lodge to hold October meetingELKS Lodge #2871 will meet on Oct 11 7 p.m., at the VFW So Locate on U.S. 441 S. in Treasure Island.OKMS plan upcoming Mixer EventJoin Okeechobee Main Street and your community partners at our October Mixer which will be sponsored by Buxton Funeral Home, 110 N.E. Fifth St. This mixer will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. and is a wonderful networking opportunity! Feel free to bring a friend or coworkerthis event is open to the public! For more information contact the Okeechobee Main Street executive director Cindy Birdashaw at 863357-6246 or stop in the new Main Street ofce at 55 S. Parrott Ave. ‘True Lies’ assembly 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 Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. for a program open to the community. This event is hosted b y the Okeechobee County School District and brought by Children’s Services and OSCO. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL EPISCOPALYou are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST Wednesday Night Service 7 pm Tuesday: 7 till 8pm (You are invited) Prayer Service Special prayers for special needs drop off to us or email them to pastor@okeechobeecog.com 301 NE 4th Ave. • (863) 763-41272 Blocks Behind the McDonalds on SE 70EChildren and Youth classes are Available Sunday Morning and Wednesdays Where the SON is always shining! OPEN 6-4 M-F ServingCall your order in, free delivery or pickup at window. 763-4127 or Dine in with free Wi-Fi. Go to Okeechobeecog.com and click SonRise Cafe for menuWOW! There is nothing like it in town! at Okeechobee Church of God301 NE 4th Ave., Okeechobee 2 blocks behind the McDonalds on SE 70E Sunday Services8:30 & 10:45 YOUR CHURCH To Advertise YOUR Church! Call 863-763-3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap. com CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at www.okeecoos.com200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 3666 E. Hwy 70 • Okeechobee (0ld Elks Lodge)“Celebrating 25 years of Pastoral Leadership”Sunday School 9 am Worship: Sun. 10 am • Tues. & Thurs. 7:30 pm Prayer Service: Tues. & Thurs. 6:30 7:30 pm Nursery Available at All Services Of ce Hours CLOSED Mondays Tuesday Friday 9 am to 5 pm (863) 357-2264 Bishop Robert J. Banks, Jr., Pastor “Your Place of Destiny” Jeremiah 29:11 8 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 By Jim VenselLt. Governor District 16 Kiwanis Club The Okeechobee Kiwanis Club installation banquet was held at the KOA with the theme “Pirates,” where members were able to be creative in playing Black Beard and Captain Kid. As a pirate would express back in the pirate days their “wenches” were looking great in their pirate out ts. What w as unique was the massive pirate ship built and donated by Frank DeCarlo, American Drilling which will be on display at the Minimal Regatta in Memory of Adam Byrant on Saturday Oct. 6, one our major fundraisers that will fund a student/students through Fire and Rescue School. As usual the night was lled with fun and laughter. Greg Thogerson, outgoing president, recognized each staff member with a plaque of thanks for their contribution during his two-year commitment. One particular recognition went to Don Kelly, a charter member who attends every scheduled event and takes pride in his pancake mix for the club’s pancake fundraiser on Easter Sunday. J.D. Mixon, incoming president, lit the evening up with a variety of “gag gifts.” The best was a gag gift donated by Brown Cow Sweetery, Mark & Paulette where J.D. had to open 8 to 10 boxes to get to the box of chocolates for all members and quests attending. Needless to say they were nger-licking good. Dinner was catered by Golden Coral and Charley and staff are to be commended for the outstanding dinner. Upon conclusion of dinner the installation of of cers was conducted by Lt. Governor Jim Vensel. There were many thanked but one that must be recognized is Maureen Burroughs, banquet chairperson, who year after year performs an outstanding job with the themes and selection of food. I will close with this statement. Greg could not have expressed it better in his closing remarks. “Our club is not about me, the board or an individual. It is about the “Youth We Serve.” As Lt. Governor that is what makes our club unique/special and successful and makes members “Proud to be a Kiwanian and serve.” To anyone interested in becoming a member of an outstanding group of folks who have fun every meeting while conducting major fundraisers for the “Youth of Our Community,” we meet every Thursday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at The Lodge By The Lake Restaurant. No invitation necessary just walk in and join us. You will walk away “Hooked.” Come and join us before our next scheduled and most gratifying event “Santa In the Park,” and you will understand why I say you will be “Hooked.” Note: The word “Wench” according to Webster is a humorous term and by no means to offend anyone. Kiwanis Club installs new of cers at banquet Special to the Okeechobee NewsKiwanis Of cers include: (front row) Jim Vensel, Lt. governor District 16 (back row, left to right) Michael Hazellief; Greg Thogerson, past president; Ken Keller, president elect; Courtney Moyett; Sherri En nger, treasurer; JD Mixon, president; Theresa Chandler, secretary; Maureen Burroughs, BQ chairperson; Heather Hancock and Jimmy Davis. The Friends of the Library for the Okeechobee County Library are looking for new and returning members. The friends assist the public library by sponsoring the programs, funding children’s programs, donating to the teen room and purchasing books and DVDs for the library. They raise funds by holding twice annual used book sales, selling book bags and membership fees. The membership donations are as little as $5 a year and application cards may be picked up at the library front desk. Members receive a 10 percent discount on books purchased at our book sales. Next book sale is scheduled for Nov. 14, 15, 16 and 17. Okeechobee Friends of the Library seeks members

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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 9 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local teen is being held in a Fort Pierce juvenile facility after he reportedly walked away from school then fought w ith the school’s principal and allegedly spat on a deputy. Andrew Haygood, 16, N.W. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested W ednesday, Oct. 3, on felony charges of battery on a school board employee, battery on a law enforcement of cer and resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. He w as also arrested on misdemeanor charges of attempted battery on a law enforcement of cer and resisting a law enforcement ofcer without violence. Haygood was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center. Deputy John Fisher, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated in his arrest report that Haygood walked off the campus of the Okeechobee Achievement A cademy around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday. The deputy, who was assigned to the school as a school resource of cer, and principal Randy Weigum tried to catch up to Haygood. Mr. Weigum nally found his student in a baseball dugout at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. When the principal tried to speak with the teen, Haygood, 5-foot-9 and 140 pounds, reportedly came at Mr. Weigum aggressively and started throwing punches. Haygood managed to grab Mr. Weigum’s hand-held school radio and threw it on top of the dugout, Deputy Fisher stated. According to the report Mr. Weigum was able to defend himself and was not injured. By this time OCSO Deputy Dale Hardy arrived at the scene and when he tried to place the teen in handcuffs Haygood allegedly tried to spit on the deputy. Deputy Donnie Holmes stepped in to help and was promptly spat on by the combative teenager, stated the arrest report. When Deputy Holmes told the teen that he had just spit on him, Haygood allegedly said: “Good, I tried to.” Still ghting with the two deputies, Haygood was nally taken to the ground and held there until Deputy Fisher arrived with his OCSO patrol unit. After being placed in the back of the squad car, Haygood began to scream and bang his head against a plexiglass shield separating the front seat from the back. The teen suffered a laceration to his forehead and another cut just above his hair line, stated Deputy Fisher’s report. Haygood was then taken to the county jail where nurses suggested he be taken to the emergency room for treatment. However, the teen was still “extremely violent” and had to placed in a restraint chair for his safety as well as the safety of the staff, the arrest report stated. After about 25 minutes Haygood had calmed down enough that he could be taken to the emergency room where the cuts to his head were treated. Report: Teen swung at principal, spit on deputy Andrew Haygood By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man was jailed when suspected cocaine and ‘Spice’ was allegedly found in his car after he w as stopped for running a stop sign. Lerone Baker, 32, N.W. Ninth Drive, was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 2, on a felony charge of possession of cocaine. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $5,000. Records indicate he has since been released on bond. According to an arrest report Baker was stopped around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday by detectives from the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force after he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of S.E. 38th Ave. and U.S. 441 S.E. While one of the detectives was speaking w ith Baker, the other investigator reportedly saw two unopened packages of ‘Scooby Snax’ in the open glove compartment of his 1998 Lincoln. ‘Scooby Snax’ is also known by the street name Spice, which is a synthetic marijuana that is commonly smoked. The detectives asked Baker for, and received, permission to search his vehicle. During that search three small pieces of a suspected substance was allegedly found in the driver’s seat. When those pieces were eld tested they indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine, stated the arrest report. The suspected crack cocaine weighed 0.1 grams, added the report. Baker was the only person in the vehicle. Also seized were the packages of ‘Scooby Snax.’ A detective said they will be sent to the Indian River Crime Lab for analysis to see if they contain any illegal substances. The detective’s report goes on to state that Baker was also issued a written warning for running the stop sign. Suspected crack cocaine found during car search Lerone Baker

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 Come and ‘Pick Your Path’ at IRSC Fall Career Fair at the Blackburn Educational Building, Oct. 13. 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. The “IRSC Pick Y our 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” w ill feature music, refreshments, demonstrations of many IRSC Quick Job Training programs, English as a Second Language (ESL) open house, career information, and more. 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. IRSC offers ‘Pick Your Path’ fall career fair Special visitGrand Oaks residents enjoyed visiting Mimi Arnold, volunteer Debra and all the wonderful animals at Okeechobee Special Equestrian. Mimi and her volunteers work with physically and mentally challenged individuals by providing equine assisted activities. The residents enjoyed meeting and hearing about all the animals as well as interacting with them. The residents were able to pet and feed the horses and spend time with other animals including dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand Oaks

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Offering the following services: • Digital Mammography • Ultrasound • X-Ray • Bone Density Patrick Carruthers, M.D., Resident Radiologist 114-115 Medical Center Ave., SebringLocated behind Highlands Regional Medical Center) Open: Mon. to Fri., 8-5pm Call for Appointment Major Insurance Accepted 863.385.6655 3037 Hwy 70 East • Okeechobee • (863) 357-1839Closed Sunday & Monday • Tuesday Friday 9-5:30 • Saturday 9-3 Imag ine a world w ithou t b r eas t c n c Now offering facials!20% Off TaTas ClothingAgadir Argan Oil treatment $10reg. $20Anti-Fade for long lasting colorMonth of October dermalogica facial $45reg. $60 Kim Speed Owner/Stylist Jodi Keller Stylist Missy Williams Stylist/Esthetician 11 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 By Brenda Williams, RNClinic Supervisor Okeechobee County Health Department Breast Cancer Awareness isn’t just for w omen it also includes men. Awareness means to be aware, conscious, alert, watchful, mindful, and so on. All of which describes what we need to do, in the war to ght and beat breast cancer. We should all check our breasts by looking, touching, and getting regular exams. Looking is just as important as touching. Stand in front of a mirror place your hands on your hips and look at the breasts. They should pretty much look the same. Often one may be a little larger than the other, but over all they should look the same. Notice the color of the nipple is there a discoloration? Does one nipple sink in, does it have a discharge, or is the nipple dry and scaly? Put your arms straight up over your head and repeat the previously mentioned steps. If any of these are present it doesn’t mean y ou have breast cancer, but that a more indepth exam may be warranted. Monthly, we should all check our breasts for any lump (feels like a frozen pea) or any changes. If we get use to doing this, every month, it would be much easier to recognize any changes. This is your most important weapon knowing how your breasts feel and look normally. You will be able to nd a lump or bump quickly which could be the difference between the beginning of changes in cells and cancerous cells. The earlier a lump is found, and treated if needed, the better the outcome for that person. If cancer is found in the early stages, survival rates are increased signi cantly. Here are some tips on performing a monthly breast exam: while in the shower place one hand behind your head and with a soapy hand on the opposite breast feel all the breast tissue from the top of the breast (collar bone) to the nipple using your pointer nger and middle nger, work your ngers in a circular motion, working all the way around the breast, including the under arm as well, it is also made-up of breast cells. For more information go to brightpink.org, this site has a lot of good information and other valuable links. Form a buddy system call and remind your mother, sister, or best friend to schedule their annual exam/mammogram. Every year we should get an annual exam, which includes a complete breast exam. We should go to a doctor we trust and feel comfortable seeing. At any time a lump or change is noted an appointment should be scheduled, and not wait until the annual exam. “Better to be safe than sorry” a good motto to live by. Our doctor can also help us determine what if any other tests should be performed. The August Issue of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists “recommends annual mammograms for women 40 and older.” Women with a strong family history of breast cancer may need mammograms earlier. There is also a blood test that can help in determining one’s risk factors. We should feel free to ask questions and get suggestions from our doctors on what can be done to live a healthy happy life. The following is a list of things we can do to decrease our risk of breast cancer: low-fat diet, regular exercise, maintain a healthy weight, limit our alcohol consumption, breast feed our babies, do regular monthly breast exams, and annual exams. All of us need to be proactive when it comes to our health, we can’t stop aging or change genetics, but with healthier choices we can alter the outcome, add years to our lives and improve our quality of life. So, schedule your annual exam with the Okeechobee County Health Department by calling 863-462-5819 today. Even if you have no insurance or money, i f you need a mammogram we can assist you in applying for a mammogram voucher, and if you qualify your mammogram will be paid for. Breast Cancer Awareness is for everyone How common is breast cancer? Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among women of all races. In 2008 (the most recent year numbers are available) 210,203 women in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,589 women in the United States died from breast cancer. From 1999–2008, the rate of women dying from breast cancer has varied, depending on their race and ethnicity. In 2008, black women were more likely to die of breast cancer than any other group. White women had the second highest rate of deaths from breast cancer, followed by women who are Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian/Paci c Islander. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The risk of getting breast cancer increases with age. Statistics show that 3.45 percent of women who are now 60 years old will get breast cancer sometime during the next 10 years. That is, 3 or 4 out of every 100 women who are 60 years old today will get breast cancer by the age of 70. Source: Center for Disease Control Breast Cancer Statistics

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2 May 27, 2010 1796 Highway 441N ~ Okeechobee ~ RaulersonHospital.com Raulerson Hospital is offering convenient evening Screening Mammogram appointments. Your yearly mammogram doesn’t have to be a chore. Make time for your health. Relax and enjoy hors d’oeuvres. Thursday, October 11th or Thursday, October 25th 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. RSVP: 763-9228Teachers, We’re making time for YOU! Early Detection is the Best Protection Raulerson Hospitals Radiology Department features: A calm, comforting environment Advanced Digital Technology Accreditation by the American College of Radiology in all “ve imaging modalities iCAD (Computer Aided Detection) technology to serve as a second set of eyes Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)Raulerson Hospitals Mammography Suite ~ 1926 Hwy 441 North ~ (Just North of Raulerson Hospital)For a free physician referral call 763-9228. To pre-register online for your Screening Mammogram visit RaulersonHospital.comSCHEDULE YOUR YEARLY SCREENING MAMMOGRAM HOURS: MON-FRI 9:30AM 5:30PM • 411 SW PARK ST • 763-8883 THE ONLY EXCLUSIVE GUY HARVEY JEWELRY RETAILER IN OKEECHOBEE NECKLACES • EARRINGS • BRACELETSJewelry Repair We Buy Scrap Gold Now in Color! Order Now for the Holidays! SPECIAL ORDERSLAYAWAY AVAILABLE 12 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 803 SW Park St OkeechobeeCommercial ResidentialSecurity Systems Fire Alarms Access Controls CCTV Intercom System Central Vacuum Systems24 Hour Monitoring Service Local Family Owned and Operated Ty WaldronSales and Installations Join us in the fight against Breast Cancer!! Offering Primary Adult Medical & OB/GYN CareArmando Santelices, MD Board Certi ed General Practitioner Stella Cross, ARNP, PhD Family Practice Nurse PractitionerEileen Rosen, MD Board Certi ed Family PractitionerPaulette Disinger, FHP-BC, ND, MPHFamily Practice Nurse PractitionerFAMILY PRACTICE OB/GYN PRACTICE Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. Working Together for Healthier CommunitiesOf ce Hours: Mon. 9AM 7PM Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 8AM5PM • Fri. 8AM 4PMWe accept Medicaid, Medicare and Private Insurance1100 N Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-763-7481Se Habla Espaol Olivia & Neyo (863) 824-0011 Store (863) 634-8816 After Hours Jewelry Repairs While You Wait October is Na onal Breast Cancer Awareness MonthGreat Style, Great Prices!Update any room in your home for less than you imagined! Visit us on the internet at www.badcock.com facebook.com/badcockfurniture 512 W. N. Park St Okeechobee 863-763-3823 13 Okeechobee News From the Center for Disease ControlWhat is a mammogram? A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. Doctors use a mammogram to look for early signs of breast cancer. Why should I get a mammogram? Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to nd breast cancer early, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt. When their breast cancer is found early, many women go on to live long and healthy lives. When should I get a mammogram? Women should have mammograms every two years from age 50 to 74 years. Talk to your health professional if you have any symptoms or changes in your breast, or if breast cancer runs in your family. He or she may recommend that you have mammograms before age 50 or more often than usual. How is a mammogram done? You will stand in front of a special X-ray machine. A technologist will place your breast on a clear plastic plate. Another plate will rmly press your breast from above. The plates will atten the breast, holding it still while the X-ray is being taken. You will feel some pressure. The other breast will be Xrayed in the same way. The steps are then repeated to make a side view of each breast. You will then wait while the technologist checks the four X-rays to make sure the pictures do not need to be re-done. Keep in mind that the technologist cannot tell you the results of your mammogram. What does having a mammogram feel like? Having a mammogram is uncomfortable for most women. Some women nd it painful. A mammogram takes only a few moments, though, and the discomfort is over soon. What you feel depends on the skill of the technologist, the size of your breasts, and how much they need to be pressed. Your breasts may be more sensitive if you are about to get or have your period. Before you get a mammogram, you may want to ask the following questions: What will happen? How long will I be there? Do you have my previous mammograms? When will my doctor get the results? When and how will I learn about the results? When will I need to have my next mammogram? What does a mammogram look like? Each woman's mammogram may look a little different because all breasts are a little different. A doctor with special training, called a radiologist, will read the mammogram. He or she will look at the X-ray for early signs of breast cancer or other problems. When will I get the results of my mammogram? You will usually get the results within a few weeks, although it depends on the facility. A radiologist reads your mammogram and then reports the results to you or your doctor. If there is a concern, you will hear from the mammography facility earlier. Contact your health professional or the mammography facility if you do not receive a report of your results within 30 days. Tips for getting a mammogram: Try not to have your mammogram the week before you get your period or during your period. Your breasts may be tender or swollen then. On the day of your mammogram, don't wear deodorant, perfume, or powder. These products can show up as white spots on the X-ray. Some women prefer to wear a top with a skirt or pants, instead of a dress. You will need to undress from your waist up for the mammogram. What happens if my mammogram is normal? Continue to get regular mammograms. Mammograms work best when they can be compared with previous ones. This allows your doctor to compare them to look for changes in your breasts. What happens if my mammogram is abnormal? If it is abnormal, do not panic. An abnormal mammogram does not always mean that there is cancer. But you will need to have additional mammograms, tests, or exams before the doctor can tell for sure. You may also be referred to a breast specialist or a surgeon. It does not necessarily mean you have cancer or need surgery. These doctors are experts in diagnosing breast problems. Where can I get a mammogram and who can I talk to if I have questions? If you have a regular doctor, talk to him or her. Call the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service (CIS) at 1-8004-CANCER (1-800-422-6237). For TTY: 1-800332-8615. For Medicare information, you can call 1-800 MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or visit The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a program called the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which works with health departments and other groups to provide low-cost or free mammograms to women who qualify. Find out if you qualify. CDC answers common questions about mammograms Women’s Health LuncheonIn honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Raulerson Hospital will host a Women's Health Luncheon. Learn 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: 863-763-9228. Speakers and topics will include: Dr. James Brad eld Certi ed Gynecologist; Dr. Gregory Sainnoval Sterotactic Breast Biopsy; Dr. Epstein Ostoporosis; and more.Mammogram screeningsRaulerson Hospital's Outpatient Department will offer evening hours for screening mammograms on Thursdays Oct. 11 and Oct. 25, at 1926 U.S. 441 North from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For information or to make an appointment, call 863-763-9228.Advanced directives sessionsRaulerson 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.Hospital hosting tour of 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: 863-763-9228.Relay for Life Kickoff celebration plannedPlease come and join us at Lunker's Sports Grill on Thursday, Oct. 11, to help kick off the 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 863-6348674 or Lacey Summerall 863-634-7765. Health News in Brief

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Cowgirl Tuff, Cowgirl Up, Adiktd, Wildfire Belts, Nacona Belts, Cowbling, Country Sweet Outdoors, Bimini Bay, Carhartt, Switchflops, Levi PLUS Jewelry, Sunglasses, Purses & Gifts Headquarters for Salt Life If you are a woman between the ages of 50-64 with little or no insurance, you may be eligible for a free or reduced cost Mammogram and Pap Smear while funding is available. Call the Okeechobee County Health Department For more information 863-462-5819 Okeechobee County Health Department, Partnering with The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and Brevard County Health Department 14 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 By Mayo Clinic staff If you’re concerned about breast cancer, y ou may be wondering if there are steps you can take toward breast cancer prevention. Understand the lifestyle factors that may affect your risk of breast cancer and what you can do to stay healthy. What can I do to reduce my risk of breast c ancer? Breast cancer prevention begins with various factors you can control. For example:  Limit alcohol. The more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk of developing breast cancer. If you choose to drink alcohol — including beer, wine or liquor — limit y ourself to no more than one drink a day.  Control your weight. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of breast cancer. This is especially true if obesity occurs later in life, particularly after menopause.  Get plenty of physical activity. Being physically active can help you maintain a healthy weight, which, in turn, helps prevent breast cancer. For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity (think brisk walking or swimming) or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity (such as running), in addition to strength training exercises at least twice a week. If you’re just starting a physical activity program, start slowly and build intensity gradually.  Breast-feed. Breast-feeding may also play a role in breast cancer prevention. The longer you breast-feed, the greater the protective effect.  Discontinue hormone therapy. Longterm combination hormone therapy increases the risk of breast cancer. If you’re taking hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms, ask your doctor about other options. Y ou may be able to manage your symptoms w ith non-hormonal therapies, such as physical activity. If you decide that the bene ts of short-term hormone therapy outweigh the risks, consider using the lowest dose that’s effective for your symptoms, and plan to use it only temporarily.  Avoid exposure to environmental pollution. While further studies are needed, some research suggests a link between breast cancer and exposure to the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons found in vehicle exhaust and air pollution. Can a healthy diet prevent breast cancer? Research shows that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables doesn’t offer direct protection from breast cancer. In addition, a recent study of dietary fat and breast cancer showed only a slight decrease in the risk of invasive breast cancer for women who ate a low-fat diet. However, eating a healthy diet may decrease your risk of other diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. A healthy diet can also help you maintain a healthy weight — a key factor in breast cancer prevention. Is there a link between birth control pills and breast cancer? Current evidence suggests that use of oral contraceptives doesn’t increase the risk of breast cancer. While older research showed a slight increase in risk, those studies included pills with higher estrogen doses than what’s available today. In addition, the older research showed that 10 or more years after stopping oral contraceptives, the risk of breast cancer returned to the same level as that of women who never used oral contraceptives. What else can I do? Be vigilant about breast cancer detection. If you notice any changes in your breasts, such as a new lump or skin changes, consult your doctor for an evaluation. Also, ask your doctor when to begin mammograms and other screening procedures to detect breast cancer. Remember, it’s not always possible to prevent breast cancer. By practicing healthy habits, however, you’re taking an active role in breast cancer prevention. Source: MayoClinic.com Reduce your risk of breast cancer

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HEALTH RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com FAMILY MEDICINE RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Treatmen t, We are Here for You Okeechobee Cancer Center301 NE 19th Avenue • Okeechobee 863.357.0039 • 772.202.0151Free Second Opinions • Courtesy Transportation • Free ConsultationThe only ones on the Treasure Coast with a Pet/CT simulator All insurance accepted including MedicaidBy Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. 15 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 Stimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL HEALTHCARE Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 GYNECOLOGIST All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideThe area’s premiere medical and health information resource(863) 763-3134 • okeeadsales@newszap.com To feature your business in this informative section, contact a sales representative today YOU ASKED FOR IT! YOU ASKED FOR IT!Look for the puzzles near the Classifieds section Now featuring Sudoku and the Crossword Puzzle in every edition of the 16 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 17 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Yearling Middle School broke loose from a tight match at halftime for the second time this week as they defeated the Osceola Warriors 6-1 Wednesday in soccer to sweep the season series between the two Okeechobee middle schools. Osceola had some early chances which included a breakaway one-on-one chance by Jose Garcia but were unable to take adv antage of the opportunities. Javier Hernandez opened the scoring 10 minutes into the match to give Yearling the advantage. Osceola made a poor clearing pass in the center of the eld and Hernandez took advantage. Osceola responded with a goal from Jose J aimes a few minutes later and trailed 2-1 at the half. Osceola Coach Jorje Botello said he was real pleased with how the team played in the rst half. He said the team still has the potential to nish the year strong as they play two matches with Gifford and a third with Oslo before the end of the campaign. Gabriel Hernandez had two goals for the Bulls (7-1). Giovanni Garcia-Aguirre had one goal and two assists. Jose Orozco, Alberto Diaz and Jose Delacruz also had goals for Yearling. Bulls Coach Erick Rios said the he felt his team showed excellent team work and skills in this match. He praised Jesus Garcia, Ricky Perez and Miguel Ray for strong work on defense and also congratulated his goal tender Bobby Gomez. At mid eld Brandon Leal and Lazaro Nunez earned praise from the Yearling Coach. Yearling plays their nal home game of the year on Monday against Oslo at 4:30 p.m. Y earling soccer team defeats rival Osceola Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMiguel Raya (left) battles Jose Jaimes for possession of the ball near the Yearling net in the second half of Wednesday’s middle school soccer showdown at Osceola Middle School. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDaniel Shelley clears the soccer ball from the Warriors side of the eld as Brandon Leal (left) defends.

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 YARD SALE 3564 NW 8th Ave. Saturday Oct. 6th 8 am to 3 pm Furniture, laptop computers, desktop computer, T.V.’s, and misc. items Yard Sale October 6th, 7:30 am until 4:00 pm at 4030 SW 9th Way, Ousley Estate One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. ServicesGolf Cart Batteries, Repairs,Parts,Service and charger repairs. Will buy unwanted carts & chargers pick up and delivery. Call Dan’s Golf Cart Repairs 863-610-0479 or 863-763-8318 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Full Time Maintenance Helper We are seeking a responsible person to assist in building and equipment repair and maintenance for a fresh packing facility. General mechanical ability and aptitude required. Hours include some weekend and exible shift time. Some lifting, manual dexterity and good work habits required. Bi Lingual helpful and must have reliable transportation. Please fax resume to: 863-692-0100 Howell Oil CompanyTRUCK DRIVER NEEDEDImmediate opening. Must have CDL Class A or B license with Hazmat, tanker & air brake endorsement. Must have a clean driving record. Pick up application at: 808 NW 12th St., Belle Glade. Registered Pharmacy Technician needed Call evenings (863)634-9331 Employment Part Time PT Driver Position 3 Days a week only MUST have CLEAN DL, able to lift 75 lbs., & able to drive. NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT. Apply in person @ Twin Oaks Pet Cemetery 251 NE 300th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday ONLY 863-467-6377 or 772-285-2901 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. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in 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 Off Lease Overstocked GX620 3.4 ghz 64b w/ at screen Just $99 Kids computers just $50 Call 239-247-4839 to reserve one. Pets/SuppliesBlue Pit Bull female, 10 weeks old, wormed 1st shots. Mother is razor edge blood line. Asking $200.00 Call 863-532-2142 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 Shop here first! The classified ads For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm MiscellaneousFARM/ RANCH FOR LEASE. 1300 AC. 3 HOUSES WITH BARN. 8 IRRIGATION WELLS. LONG TERM LEASE. HWY 721 HIGHLANDS CO. CALL 318-458-6035 OR 318-742-6677. 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 FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. 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 Apartments available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $650mo.,$700mo. and $750mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642 OAK LAKE APTS 2 BR, 1 BA, $700 mo. 1st and last. 863-447-1203 Houses Rent1002 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 VALUE ON MARKET (OKEECHOBEE COUNTY) 3 bedroom, 2 bath situated on beautiful Ranch. Newer interior upgrades, paint, carpet, ooring, etc. Water, trash, pest control and lawn service included. Call Monday Friday: 863-467-9800. NO PETS Approx 12 minutes Northeast of town center. Available Nov. 1st Large 3/2/2 CBS Home C/A/H on 2 acres. $1,200.00 month, rst & security. Call 863-214-4525 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 with garage, NO PETS. $1,100/monthly, 1st and last required. 2874 NW 33rd Ave. Basswood. Call Rafael 561-683-9754 ON RIM CANAL Modern brick w/tile, 3BR, 2.5 BA, boat dock. $850/mo. Call 772-359-1640. Houses RentOkeechobee 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. Office Space RentDowntown OkeechobeeOf ce Space starting at $350. 1200 Sq. Ft. Store Front also available. Park Street Of ce Suites (863)634-7622 RoommateLooking for a roommate to share a 4 bedroom house, all appliances including washer and dryer. $400 per month. Call for more information 863-634-9560 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lots SaleLot For Sale in Playland Park 150 sq ft lot,corner of 46th Ave. and 18th St. $9,000 or best offer call for further information. 863-261-4197 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! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 Lovely Completely Remodeled 3bd/2ba Mobile Home in Country Setting. Just 15 minutes from Okeechobee and 1 1/2 mile from Kissimmee River boat ramp. For more info Call Stan 863-385-2613 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 HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes New Homes at $39,900 $5K for your used mobile home, 3 New models, 1, 100-2, 400 SQ FT 800-622-2832 ext 210 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 18 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012

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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast/DBA, Workforce Solutions Region 20 and the Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium announces a meeting of the Executive Committee to which all persons are invited: Date & Time: Friday, October 12, 2012 8:00 a.m. Place: Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast DBA, Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986 PURPOSE: To discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment Act, Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition Program, One-Stop Career Centers, and the Workforce Development Board DBA, Workforce Solutions. A copy of the agenda and access information may be obtained by contacting: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986 772/335-3030 Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a record for judicial review. 427967 ON 10/5/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012 AT 3:30 P.M. IN ROOM 142/143, THE KNOWLEDGE ROOM AT THE CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER ON THE INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE CHASTAIN CAMPUS AT 2400 SE SALERNO ROAD, STUART, FLORIDA 34997. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 9:00 A.M., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012, AN AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE. 427283 ON 10/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD159 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 490 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOTS K & L OF TRACT 11 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 11 & W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 11 17 34S 33E 1-17-34-33-0A00-00011-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426408 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD164 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1431 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 31 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 31 36 34S 33E 1-36-34-33-0A00-00031-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426422 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD162 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 704 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT C OF TRACT 10 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 10 22 34S 33E 1-22-34-33-0A00-00010-C000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426416 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD157 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 249 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 19 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 19 12 34S 33E 1-12-34-33-0A00-00019-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426403 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD156 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 198 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT O OF TRACT 21 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 21 11 34S 33E 1-11-34-33-0A00-00021-O000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426402 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD166 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that INVESTOO LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3377 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE E 51.75 FT OF LOT 9 BLOCK 239 DESC AS FOLLOWS; COM AT THE SW COR OF LOT 2 BLOCK X SOUTH OKEECHOBEE RUN N ALONG THE W BDRY LINE OF BLOCK X DIST OF 40.66 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN 00 SEC W ALONG HOPKINS M/L DIST OF 9.97 FT THENCE RUN N 36.09 FT FOR A POB THENCE CONT N DIST OF 34.64 FT THENCE RUN E DIST OF 51.73 FT THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W FOR A DIST OF 62.30 FT TO THE POB, ALSO A PORTION OF ABANDONED 30 FT COUNTY RD DESC AS FOLLOWS;COM AT THE SW COR OF BLOCK X SOUTH OKEECHOBEE RUN THENCE N DIST OF 40.66 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W ALONG HOPKINS M/L DIST OF 9.97 FT FOR A POB THENCE RUN N DIST OF 36.09 FT THENCE RUN N 56 DEG 13 MIN 00 SEC E DIST OF 89.28 FT THENCE RUN E DIST OF 52.98 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W ALONG HOPKINS M/L FOR A DIST OF 153.10 FT TO POB 3-21-37-35-0020-02390-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: SUSAN J SULLIVAN ESTATE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 15th day of November, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426878 ON 10/5,12,19,26/2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Fifth Wheels1999 Holiday Rambler 33 ft long 5th wheel w/2 slide outs complete w/queen bdrm, split bath,2a/c’s, w/d much more. Good condition $6,900 O.B.O 863-634-8331 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD155 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 75 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOTS K & L OF TRACT 1 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 1 & W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 1 09 34S 33E 1-09-34-33-0A00-00001-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426401 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee Code Enforcement Board will be meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m or as soon thereafter, City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. Please contact Sue Christopher, 863-763-4423, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Fire Department at 863-763-4423 for assistance. by: Jamie Gamiotea, Code Board Chairperson 427968 ON 10/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD161 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 627 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 5 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 05 21 34S 33E 1-21-34-33-0A00-00005-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426418 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD160 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 618 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT F OF TRACT 32 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 32 20 34S 33E 1-20-34-33-0A00-00032-F000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426413 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifiedsNOTICE The Value Adjustment Board of Okeechobee County will convene its Annual Organizational Meeting on Wednesday October 17, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record must include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Commissioner Joey Hoover, Chairman Value Adjustment Board Sharon Robertson, Clerk Value Adjustment Board 427820 ON 10/5/2012 19 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD165 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1438 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 32 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 32 36 34S 33E 1-36-34-33-0A00-00032-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426426 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD158 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 427 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 6 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 06 15 34S 33E 1-15-34-33-0A00-00006-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426404 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD163 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 767 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT J OF TRACT 5 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 05 23 34S 33E 1-23-34-33-0A00-00005-J000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC. Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426419 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD154 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 30 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOTS A & B TRACT 14 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 14 & W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 14 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00014-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426400 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 20 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 ACROSS 1 Poker Flat chronicler Harte 5 Syrup brand 9 Scatter 14 Plane opening? 15 Farsi-speaking republic 16 Sports venue 17 Where sea meets sand 19 Like most attics 20 Mob enforcer 21 Gp. concerned with fluoride safety 23 Links elevator? 24 Old Great Lakes natives 25 Behind-thescenes worker 28 Christmas mo. 29 Water temperature gauge? 31 Pro vote 32 USPS carrier’s assignment 33 Words of sympathy 35 Potato cutter 37 Light controller— either of its first two words can precede either part of 17-, 25-, 51and 61Across 40 Flora eaters, perhaps 42 Brief and forceful 43 Pilot’s no. 44 Toothed tool 47 Unused 48 Rock guitarist’s aid 51 Distract 54 Spring time 56 Place for a pint 57 Place for a cup 58 Anatomical ring 59 Steppes native 61 Sentry’s job 63 Carrying a lot of weight 64 Cold capital? 65 Largest continent 66 Used hip boots 67 Feat 68 Winemaking waste DOWN 1 Lambasted 2 Put to work again 3 Titillating 4 Singer with the Mel-Tones 5 Brick baker 6 George W.’s first press secretary 7 Attacked with clubs and such 8 In the future 9 Glum 10 Liar’s undoing 11 Fact-finding process 12 Understanding between nations 13 Method 18 It stretches from Maine to Florida 22 Make better, as cheddar 25 Lord’s laborer 26 Falling object’s direction 27 __ Spiegel: German magazine 30 Stumblebum 33 Roadside rest stop 34 Clairvoyance, briefly 36 Like many a slick road 37 Pass 38 Lash flash? 39 Suffix with cord 40 Scale fourths 41 Fictional Arabic woodcutter 45 Wall St. hedger 46 Ares or Mars 48 Stimulate 49 Uncle __: Berle nickname 50 Western dry lakes 52 How to turn something into nothing? 53 Effect’s partner 55 Go by bike 58 Youngest to reach 500 HRs 59 Auto club offering 60 What mad people see? 62 Pint contents By Jerome Gunderson (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 04/12/11 04/12/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A lack of offense and turnovers doomed the Okeechobee High School Brahman junior varsity team as they couldn’t hold an early advantage and fell to South Fork 22-8 on Wednesday night in Okeechobee. Terrence Boswell brought the partisan crowd to their feet in the rst quarter w hen he caused a fumble, then scooped up the loose football, and ran 60 yards for an Okeechobee touchdown. Okeechobee ran in the two point conversion to take an (8-0) lead. From there it was all South Fork who consistently moved the football on the ground behind Randall Cooper, quarterback Trevor Boyce and Dante Graham. Brahman Coach Chris Hall said his team w ould learn some lessons from this game about character and discipline. He noted they made some silly mistakes that they must x. “When you win its easy because everybody has fun and has a good time. The question for the kids now is as they struggle a bit do they put blame on others or take responsibility. We’ll mature a little bit and face some tough challenges ahead,” he added. Okeechobee held tough on defense. Cornelius Horton had a pair of sacks in the rst half. Fred Bradley recovered two fumbles. J ohn Lashley made a key fourth down hit on a goal line stand in the second half for OHS. Cameron Morris and Arthur Woodruff also had several tackles for Okeechobee. On offense Angel Garcia led the team in rushing. He had a 22-yard burst in the rst half. Wyatt Bessenbacher had a 35-yard kick return. South Fork also scored when Boyce hit W alter Thomas on a 27-yard pass in the second quarter. He scored on a one-yard run on the next play to make the score (8-6) at halftime. Coach Hall said he felt the Brahmans competed well in the rst half but looked a little at in the second half, “We couldn’t move the ball and they hurt us with inside blitzes. We have adjusted to those things but we’ll gure it out.” Dalton Deakins added a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown for South Fork. Their defense also ripped the ball free from QB Cory Surls in the third quarter and returned the fumble 51 yards for another touchdown. Chandler Leglighter had an interception for South Fork. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee continues district play tonight when they visit Forest Hill in a pivotal matchup for the Brahmans playoff hopes. Okeechobee (2-3) comes off an impressive 38-23 victory over Martin County while Forest Hill (1-4) lost to Inlet Grove last week, 3-0. The Falcons have some threats on offense as running back Elgin Wilson has rushed for 368 yards and over six yards per carry this y ear. Quarterback Shannon Patrick has been accurate through the air as he’s competed 34 of 52 passes for 418 yards and ve scores. His top targets include Shaborn Marshall who has 284 yards in receptions and Brian Bedard who has caught seven passes for 79 yards this year. Forest Hill opened the year with a victory over Summit Christian. They have lost to Wellington, Boynton Beach and South Fork. Brahman Coach Chris Branham said he wants his teams to avoid lulls in the game. He said his team is not used to being ahead and sometimes relax and exhale. “We have got to nish teams off. Forest Hill is very explosive and they’re dangerous,” he added. Branham said his defensive secondary must improve their pass coverage and his defensive line must do a better job keeping blockers off the linebackers. While Branham said he feels the defense can play better, his offense has started to come together. Last week Okeechobee got 243 yards rushing from DJ Washington and a solid passing game from quarterback LaVante Spivey. “We need a play maker and we felt we needed to get the ball in Spivey’s hands. He has done a good job for us,” he added. Spivey will start again at quarterback but the Brahmans will also use Jack Radebaugh and even Washington in certain formations. On the injury front Okeechobee will be without starting offensive tackle Cody Walker who suffered a dislocated knee cap against Martin County. Ethan Parriott will replace him in the starting lineup. Elijowan Williams twisted an ankle in practice but is expected to play. Brahmans face Forest Hill Falcons in road game 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 fenced 6+/-acres off of paved 101 Ranch Road. Seller Needs to Sell! Make offer. $20,000 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 3006-H: Treasure Island Lake Access 3 br/2 ba CBS home. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 23 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ IRSCFLW College tournamentIndian River State College anglers, Kyle Monti and Mike Cornell, both of Okeechobee, nished third at the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship in South Carolina, Saturday. For their efforts the team won $3,000. Four regular-season qualifying events were held in each conference Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southern and Western the top ve teams from each regular-season event quali ed for one of ve conference championships. Special to the Okeechobee News/ J. O'MallanSoccer eld makeoverOn Saturday, Sept. 29, about 30 volunteers gave their time and talents to improving the soccer elds. Natural wear and tear on the elds has produced uneven areas that can be unsafe and an eyesore. JMC Landscaping, Inc. donated four pallets of sod to ll pot holes and dirt spots across three elds. Team members and their families of Okeechobee Club Soccer, Kassella Construction and JMC Landscaping stayed after their soccer games to lay sod in the heat of the day. Thank you coaches, players and friends for your generous contributions. 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. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission would like to announce that they will be issuing permits for two wild hog hunts on Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, west of U.S. 27. The two hog control hunts will be on Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 27-28. Twentyve permits will be issued for each hunt. Permits will be available on a rst-come, rst-served basis to individuals 16 years of age or older. Permit distribution is at the Fisheating Creek WMA check-station at the FEC Campground in Palmdale on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. Individuals must be present to get a permit. Permittees will be allowed to take wild hogs with no size or bag limit. FWC announces plans for wild hog hunt

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month ... Pages 11-14 Friday, October 5, 2012 50 Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 120 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 15.70 feetLast Year: 11.12 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.Fun Day to help boy who was bitten by gator ... Page 3 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News After a spate of vehicle burglaries, local detectives are reminding area residents that there is one good way to stop these break-inslock your vehicle. Its gotten worse lately. In the past ve days weve had nine burglaries in the county, said Detective Bryan Lowe, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO). And, all of the vehicles were unlocked. There were three such break-ins that took place in Kings Bay sometime Monday night, Oct. 1. Theyre hitting the cars at nightanywhere from 10 p.m. on, said the OCSO investigator. Two more unlocked vehicles were hit sometime Wednesday, Oct. 3, that were parked just off of S.W. 28th St. Detective Lowe said an unspeci ed amount of cash was taken as well as a compact disc player. The suspects are primarily interested in cash, but have been known to take purses and electronics. However, pointed out a detective with the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), if the purse doesnt contain cash its normall y tossed aside. Theyre looking for cash or something they can trade for drugs. Thats what this is about nding cash for drugs, said Detective Bill Saum. He then told about three car burglaries that were reported Friday morning, Sept. 28, in the Thieves preying on unlocked vehiclesSee CAR Page 5 Okeechobee News/File photoMinimal Regatta on SaturdayThe Second Annual Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta will held Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at 9 a.m. at the C. Scott Driver Park off State Road 78 (on the north side of S.R. 78, across from Okee-Tantie). The event, sponsored by the Okeechobee Kiwanis Club, features area residents paddling their own homemade boats. The event is free and open to the public. There were also be a bounce house, obstacle course and food booths. The regatta raises money for local scholarships. For more information visit www.MinimalRegatta.com for more information. Above, racers from the rst regatta participated in exhibition races during the Water Fest in March. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News In an effort to slow the rise of Lake Okeechobee the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) has increased releases to the east and west. On Sept. 19 the COE started releasing lake water to the Caloosahatchee River and the St. Lucie Estuary in an effort to slow the rise of Lake Okeechobee. Under the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS), which is the tool COE uses to manage lake levels, the lake level should range between 12.5 and 15.5 feet, depending on the time of the year. We just havent seen the results that we wanted to since we started releases on Sept. 19, Lt. Col. Tom Greco, the COEs Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida, said in a telephone press conference on Oct. 3. With a half-foot rise we need to work within the exibility of LORS to stabilize the lake Lake O releases increasedSee LAKE Page 5 Teen takes swing at principal; spits on deputy ... Page 9

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Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Light northeast wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Tonight: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East w ind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.Extended ForecastSaturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Light northeast wind becoming east northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East northeast wind around 5 mph. Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. North wind around 5 mph. 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 2 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/EESStudents of the WeekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Sept. 24-28 include: kindergarten students, Wyatt Baumhardt, Levi Courson, Fernando Cordell, Jonathan Hartzke, Kaden Watson, Jaidyn Brooks, Taylor Johnson; rst grade, Lina Rodriguez, Joshua Courson, Reagan Tucker, Alicia Johnson, Baldemar Boone, Gigi Herrera, Zion Mitchell; second grade, Sinai Leon-Almanza, Justin Conti, Joshua Boon, Nancy Peteres, Senon Ansselmo, Caysen Jarriel, Dank Maldonado; third grade, Juan Gonzales, Raena Garcia, Raymond Elliott, Anna Serrano, Breannah Garcia, Cynthia Serrano; fourth grade, Gisselle Delgado, Anthony Salerno, Jihad Yamin, Maycee Elliott, Dalton Durand, fth grade; Daniel Meza, edwin Reyes, Jonathan Johnson, Esrat Jahan and Uriel Juarez. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Okeechobee Forecast

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Oct 6. Fred Day festival to include Gator Boys show, rib cook-off, games auctions and moreSpecial to the Okeechobee News MOORE HAVENOn July 9, 2012, Kaleb Fred Langdale and some of his friends decided to take a swim in the Caloosahatchee River just as they had many times before. Their hometown of Moore Haven sits on the Caloosahatchee River and features picnic areas and boat docks for the public to enjoy. The friends decided to race to the other side, when suddenly an alligator appeared. It was about 30 feet from Fred when he rst saw it heading straight for him. Knowing he couldnt make it to the bank in time, the 17y ear-old Florida teen dropped as low as he could in the water watching the gator, hoping it would lose sight of him, but instead the gator kept coming. The gator was inches from Freds face when he grabbed it under the jaw and pushed upwards, wrapping his legs around the gator so that it couldnt bite. The gator went into a death roll, and Fred could not hold on. He pushed away and tried to swim to the bank when he felt the gator grab his right arm. The crushing pressure from the gators powerful jaws broke the bones in Freds arm, as the gator went into another sudden roll. When it stopped spinning, Fred put his feet on the gators mouth and tried to rip his arm from the gators jaws. Thinking he had torn free, Fred began swimming toward the bank until he realized his arm was still in the gators mouth and still attached by a tendonmeaning he was now pulling the gator along with him. The gator pulled him back under the water and began rolling again. When it nally stopped, Fred put his feet on the gator and pushed against him until the tendon tore. Fred was able to get to the bank, and amazingly had the presence of mind to nd spider webs in a nearby tree and used them to help stop the bleeding from what remained of his arm. Holding his mangled arm in between his knees, the teen almost had the bleeding stopped by the time the paramedics arrived. He was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital while police and Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) of cials mounted a frantic three-hour search to capture and kill the alligator. The teenagers arm was still in the alligators stomach, but the doctors were unable to reattach it. On Oct. 6, Freds hometown community will host Fred Day to raise money to help with medical expenses, and other associated expenses. Fred has always been an outdoorsman. He has built his own airboat and trailer. He loves to hunt, sh, airboat, weld, wakeboard, and anything else that has to do with being outside. Fred Day will be held at the Chalo Nitka grounds in Moore Haven. Activities will include a gator wrestling show at noon by the Gator Boys, live music presented by the Chris MacArthur Band, an airboat show by the Airboat and Buggy Conservation Club of Southwest Florida, buggy rides by Swamp Buggies of Florida, Cruisin Car Show by Macogans Street Rods and possibly live broadcasting by National Geographic. Plans also include: a 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Woodmen of the World, a corn hole tournament, live and silent auctions (for prizes such as hunting and shing trips), live bands, slides, bounce houses, face painting, buggy rides, and a dunk tank. Barbecue dinners will be available for purchase. Booth rentals are also available. There will be a $5 admission fee which includes one raf e ticket for a prize drawing. Festivities will also include a rib cookoff. Anyone interested in competing in the cookoff is asked to email David Hardin at dhardin@gladessheriff.org, or call him at 863-227-3381, or Kim Hill at 863-227-0191. If anyone has any items they would like to donate for auction, please bring them the day of the event. Items can be new, gentl y used, big, small, expensive or cheap ... anything is greatly appreciated. For more information about Fred Day, contact Linda Peeples Martin at 863-2270832, email her at linda@gatorfred.com or visit: www.gatorfred.com. 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 Accident Victims...Call Us First! Tractor Trailer Crashes Auto Crashes Motorcycle Crashes Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 67-7100 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. 3 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 Glades County Community rallies to help injured teen Courtesy photoKaleb Fred Langdale lost part of his arm but not his spirit. Pet of the WeekRoy is a young male Bluetick Coonhound mix who recently completed the SPIN training program. He is available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on Highway 98, next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863-3571104. To see more available animals go to pet nder.com. Homes are also needed to foster animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home. Special to the Okeechobee News/Pet Rescue

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Popular or Electoral Vote The precariousness of the current stateb y-state, winner-take-all system of awarding electoral votes is highlighted by the fact that a shift of a few thousand voters in one or t wo states would have elected the secondplace candidate in four of the 13 presidential elections since World War II. Near misses are now frequently common. There have been 6 consecutive non-landslide presidential elections (1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008). 537 popular votes won Florida and t he White House for Bush in 2000 despite Gores lead of 537,179 (1,000 times more) popular votes nationwide. A shift of 60,000 v oters in Ohio in 2004 would have defeated President Bush despite his nationwide lead of over 3 million votes. A survey of Florida voters showed 78 percent overall support for a national popular vote for president. By political af liation, s upport for a national popular vote was 88% among Democrats, 68 percent among Republicans, and 76 percent among others. By gender, support for a national popular vote w as 88 percent among women and 69 perc ent among men. By age, support for a nat ional popular vote was 79 percent among 18-29 year olds, 78 percent among 30-45 y ear olds, 76 percent among 46-65 year olds, and 80 percent for those older than 65. The more I read, the more disheartened I become. Im to the place that I probably wont even vote, as I have no more faith in one candidate than I do the other. Now y ou may label my thoughts as material for a crazy conspiracy theory movie ... but I can promise, Im not the only one thinking this w ay. Ive never been as concerned as I have b een lately with a Presidential election ... I w orry where we will be in 10 short years? Ive only been retired eight years ... and in t hat eight years Ive watched our nation get further and further down the rabbit hole.Random drug testing? I think both the students and the teachers should be subject to random drug testing. A few years ago at one of the middle schools, the kids complained that a teacher was acting crazy, but no one paid attention to them because they were kids and kids always complain about their teachers. Then it was in the paper that the teacher was arrested for doctor shopping and apparently was addicted to prescription pain pills. You never know who might be on drugs. If you are going to test the students, then test the teachers too. I blame the judicial system for a lot of the drug problems. The system slaps the pusher on the hand and tells them not to do it again. Make the penalty extremely tough and then see how it goes. If that doesnt work, make the penalty tougher,Taxes The government could take every last penny from every wealthy person in our country but it still wouldnt pay off our debt. We are in a hole which has been dug by MANY people in positions of power for a very long time. For years our proverbial roof was weakening but the politicians just kept taking our money and slapping paint on the wallsmaking things appear to be better. Now the roof is caving in and nobody wants to admit that all theyve done all these many years is slap more paint on the walls, chipped away little by little at our very foundation and pretended there was no real problem, all at the peoples expense. Our roof is collapsing, our government is broke and the leaders still arent doing anything but looking for a scapegoat. It seems that certain leaders want to blame a group of people to the point of demonizing them, and turn citizens against each other. IF people dont start stepping up and taking responsibility for themselves (when truly able), we are going to be in a lot worse mess than we already are in. How many people with an income of less than $30,000 dollars hire 25 or more people? Famous Amos sold his cookies on the streets of L.A. and ended up selling his recipe to Betty Crocker for $8 million. You tell me that Capitalism doesnt work. If the poor would quit trying to punish the rich and instead gure out how they got that way, we wouldnt be in the mess we are in today. Thank you Democrats. Congratulations on your invention of fearmongering and class warfare. Maybe in next four years, you can drive the rest of our industries offshore. Thank you Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a funeral spray, if so, we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend could say. Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much whatever the part. Thank you so much for the support and prayers. The Daron Gregory Washington, Sr. FamilyWheres the Beef?I cannot believe that our Sheriff had to make budget cuts again. This is outrageous! Law enforcement and medical, (ambulance, rescue) and re departments should be top priority. They are the most valuable assets our county or any county can have. The men and women who work for these organizations have families too. They put their lives on the line daily. Why should any of them have to take a cut? Okeechobee claims to be a great tourist town for shing, so why not raise the fees for shing permits and boat registrations? That will help raise the budget. Why close down Okee-Tantie when it can produce a pro t for the county as a family camp ground? The county wasted thousands of dollars building that albatross they call Agri-Center. Why cant they clean up Okee-Tantie and make it useful? Build a few cabins on it and rent them out as well as trailer and tent campsites. My husband and I spend our anniversary on Lake Moultrie every other year. It is a beautiful campground and it only costs $64 for a 24-hour day. The cabins are fully equipped, all we bring is food and our clothes and whatever we want. The cabins are all two bedrooms and we split the cost with another couple. For $128 the four of us get to spend a great week-end shing and fellowshipping from Saturday morning to Monday noon. And because it is so popular, we hav e to book reservations months in advance. Wheres the beef with doing the same thing here for Okeechobee? And people will com e to town to visit our ne dining establishments and shop the ea markets and stores. Every time there is a budget cut, ou r Sheriff gets hit right between the eyes. Loo k at all the criminals theyve busted in the las t two months alone. Crime is rampant and w e cannot afford to lose good men and women who are dedicating their lives to help us. And please note that crimes are being committed by young and old alike; some kids are onl y ten years old, some men and women are as old as 60. They are doing everything from forging checks to vandalism to shoplifting to stealing vehicles and property, prostitution, drugs, rape, child molestation. And its going to get worse. I know because there is too much sin in this world and God has been asked to leave the schools and we cannot display His commandments and some churches are too tolerant, they don t preach hells re, they only try to promot e love. Love is good, God is Love, but He also tells us sinners who do not repent will go to hell. Proverbs 23:13-14 tells us Do not hold correction from a child, for if you beat him with a rod, he shall not die, but deliver his soul from hell. So my beef is this, leave the Sheriffs budget where he can pay his employees a decen t salary and where he can afford to updat e their equipment, ie. radios, communicators, uniforms, protection vests, whatever else h e needs. He has been the greatest Sheriff this town has had in many years. He has made do with everything he has to work with to keep us safe and he and his posse dont need to be cut back. And for Heavens sake, pray, pray, pray. We all need the LORD. Jesus loves you~ and so do I, Cheryl Gawda October 5, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! October Blood DrivesWhile many Okeechobee residents will wait for The Blood Roundup, Nov. 17, 18, to donate, some may have their donation schedules preset. If that is the case with you, here are the upcoming dates when you can donate blood and help save lives: Saturday, Oct. 20 Bene t drive at the Eagles Lodge on 441SE, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 Okeechobee Correctional Institute, 2:30 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 SFWMD Field Of ce, 1 p.m.

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southwest section of the city. Out of those three burglaries, the suspects got a total of $20 in cash that was left in one of the unlocked vehicles. Detective Saum said a purse was taken from one car but when no cash was found in it, the handbag was discarded in a nearby garbage can. They didnt mess with the checks, credit cards, drivers licensenothing, said Detective Saum of the discarded pocketbook. Detective Lowe said while the burglaries may be isolated to a speci c area one night, as a whole they are occurring in all areas of the city and county. Theyre just pulling doors and looking for unlocked doors, he said. Detective Saum said its also important that people lock the windows and doors in their homes. He told of a case being investigated by OCPD Detective J.P. Zeigler in which someone entered a home through an open window in the bathroom. When a woman in the home saw the doorknob move on the door to the room she was in she grabbed the knob, screamed and yelled to the intruder that she was calling the police. At that point, the interloper left the home the same way he entered. The days of leaving our windows open to let the breeze blow through may be over, he said. I dont see anyone daring to leave their windows open any morethats just a part of life in todays world. Detective Lowe urged people to call the sheriffs of ce if they see anything suspicious and get a deputy out there. If you have any information on these burglaries, contact Detective Lowe at 863-7633117 in you live in the county, or Detective Saum at 863-763-5521 if you live in the city. Remember, if youre going to leave your car unlocked, take out all you valuables. And, adds law enforcement, the belief that its better to leave your vehicle unlocked than to have a window broken out is totally wrong. It is never a good idea to your car or truck unlocked. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hwy 98 N Okeechobee(Next to Livestock Market) 33RD ANNUAL CHICK GIVE-A-WAYCUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAYS!Walpole Feed & Supply Co.763-6905 HUGE SAVINGS plus FREE CHICKS to our VALUED CUSTOMERS!Friday, Oct. 19th & Saturday, Oct. 20th E & EAUTOMOTIVE CLINIC 863-763-2666OPEN HOUSE PARTYSaturday Oct. 6th12 Noon to 4pm3431 Hwy. 441 N Okeechobee Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Oct. 5TH Thurs., Oct. 11THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: TAKEN 2Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIAFri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 III: 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 PG PG-13 5 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 level. Our primary goal is lake safety. On Wednesday, Oct. 3, the level of the lake was 15.69 feet, On Thursday, Oct. 4, releases to the Caloosahatchee River were increased almost two and half times to 4,000 cubic feet per second as measured at the Moore Haven Lock. To the east the ow was doubled to 1,800 feet cubic feet per second as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam near Stuart. In response to a question as to why more w ater couldnt be sent south, the colonel replied that all the water conservation areas south of the lake are at or above their regulation schedule. When asked how much longer the releases would last, Col. Greco replied that the COE was planning it day-to-day. To stabilize the rise in the lake is our immediate goal, he said. We still have a lot of in ow into the lake. The good news is that with the increase in the lake level, no signs of dike problems have been seen. The colonel said the Kissimmee basin is at regulation schedule and retaining water there would not affect the lake level. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. LAKEContinued From Page 1 CARContinued From Page 1 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tree Tops Park in Davie. This event enables people to surrender their nonnative pets free of charge and with no penalties. The goal is to reduce the number of nonnative species being released into the wild by pet owners who can no longer care for their pets or no longer wish to keep them. Often, pet owners dont understand the possible negative impacts that may result from releasing a nonnative species, said J enny Novak, who coordinates the FWCs Exotic Pet Amnesty program. Pet amnesty events foster responsible pet ownership w hile providing exotic pet owners a legal alternative to releasing nonnative animals. Exotic Pet Amnesty Days have had great success in other areas of the state, especially Miami. This is the rst amnesty day to be held in Broward County. Wed like to expand the program by encouraging other agencies and organizations to participate, said Novak. For example, this amnesty day would not be possible without our partnership with Broward County Parks and Recreation and the Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ECISMA). To date, more than 500 nonnative species have been observed in the wild in Florida, and more than 130 have reproducing populations. It is illegal to release any animal not native to Florida. At each pet amnesty day, every attempt is made to place all healthy animals with qualied adopters. Pet adopters must be prequali ed to receive surrendered animals. Anyone interested in adopting exotic pets can download the permit application forms at MyFWC.com/Nonnatives. Adoption applications must be received by Oct. 18 to be processed in time for this event. Exotic Pet Amnesty Day is a free, family event. Live animals will be on display, and experts will be on hand to talk about proper care of exotic pets. Additional information about Exotic Pet Amnesty Day and exotic animals in Florida can be found at MyFWC.com/Nonnatives. Tree Tops Park is at 3900 S.W. 100th Avenue in Davie. FWC offers exotic pet owners an opportunity to surrender pets

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 6 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 Equine therapy for veteransWinston Churchill said, There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. We are looking for veterans who would be interested in joining us to groom, lead and ride horses. W e understand how much a veteran can bene t from this interaction. This service is free of charge and here in Okeechobee. If y ou are interested, please call Bobbi by Friday, Oct. 5, at 863-467-2614.Eagles North announces its upcoming eventsOn Friday, Oct. 5, Eagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., is having steak night with music by Steven. On Saturday, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. the club will host card bingo; Tuesday. Oct. 9, bingo at 1 p.m.; Wednesday. Oct. 11, bingo at 4:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the F.O.E. 413 community bene t fund.Cypress Hut Eagles to host Steak dinner nightCypress Hut Eagles will be serving shrimp, sh, or 16 oz. ribeye steak dinner on Friday, Oct. 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. Music by Wayne Purvis. For more information please call 863-467-1154. Proceeds from funds raised w ill bene t the Cypress Hut General Fund.Putt for a Cure tournament plannedThe Relay for Life Honey Doers Team and Dream Team will host a best ball golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. All proceeds bene t the American Cancer Society. Fee for 4-man team: $200, Hole Sponsorship: $100. The team will have 50/50 and rafe tickets. If you have any questions about participants, sponsorship, or donation of a raf e item please call Lawrence Fipps 863801-0901 or Missy Fipps at 863-634-8674.Cypress Hut Eagles to host Birthday BashCypress Hut Eagles will be holding a Birthday Bash on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. Taco Bake by Dwayne. Music by Jimmy and Debbie Harper. For more info please call 863-467-1154. Proceeds from the event w ill bene t the Cypress Hut Eagles General Fund.Shrine Club hosts spaghetti dinnerBack for another season, the Okeechobee Shrine Club will host our weekly spaghetti dinner from 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Reservations are not required. The Shrine Club is pleased to offer smoke free dining. For listening and dancing pleasure, music is provided from 5 until 8 p.m. The complete dinner is only $6. Proceeds from the dinner w ill bene t Shrine Charities. Eagles to host dinner nightCypress Hut Eagles will be serving fried chicken dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, for a $6 donation. Please call 863467-1154 for more information. Proceeds will bene t local charity fund.Eagles North to host breakfastEagles North will have breakfast from 9 until 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7. Best breakfast around. We also have a call in to Local Artists to participate in an upcoming Art Show. Corn Hole Tournament Oct. 13. Please call 863-763-2552 to participae in either one. Proceeds from breakfast go to the F.O.E. 4137 community bene t fund. The Lodge is located at 9985 U.S. 441 N.Amateur Radio Club to hold October meetingThe Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will be holding its October business meeting on Monday, Oct. 8, at the Beef OBradys Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave, beginning at 6 p.m. Meal is from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by the business meeting promptly at 7 p.m. The major topic for the meeting will be continued planning of the Okeechobee Hamfest in the Woods to be held on Saturday, Nov. 24. All members are urged to attend, and anyone in the Okeechobee area who has an interest in Amateur Radio is invited to attend and join us for fellowship and a meal. For more information on the meeting or the Club, contact Tom Timmons, president, at 863-467-5435.OREA to host their monthly meetingThe Okeechobee Retired Educators Association will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 8, beginning at 11:15 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef OBradys. All retired educators are invited to attend. Big Brothers and Big Sisters are scheduled to present and the 2012 Historic Christmas ornament will be available for purchase.Coffee with the CommissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Bryant Culpepper on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m.noon, and will be held in the meeting room at the Lodge at the Lake Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. Citizens wishing to participate are urged to call 863-763-6441 for an appointment. Relay for Life Kickoff celebration plannedPlease come and join us at Lunkers Sports Grill 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 863634-8674 or Lacey Summerall 863-634-7765. Friends of NRA plan banquetThe Okeechobee Friends of NRA plans to hold a banquet on Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. The banquet will be held at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 SW 53rd Street. Tickets and sponsorship information are available at The Gun Shop, Okeechobee Shooting Sports, The Hunters Den, by calling 863634-8678, or online at www.friendsofnra. org. Please join your local business owners, friends, neighbors and community leaders as we work together to ensure the shooting sports for the next generation.ELKS Lodge to hold October meetingELKS Lodge #2871 will meet on Oct 11, 7 p.m., at the VFW So Locate on U.S. 441 S. in Treasure Island.OKMS plan upcoming Mixer EventJoin Okeechobee Main Street and your community partners at our October Mixer which will be sponsored by Buxton Funeral Home, 110 N.E. Fifth St. This mixer will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. and is a wonderful networking opportunity! Feel free to bring a friend or coworkerthis event is open to the public! For more information contact the Okeechobee Main Street executive director Cindy Birdashaw at 863357-6246 or stop in the new Main Street ofce at 55 S. Parrott Ave. True Lies assembly 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 Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. for a program open to the community. This event is hosted b y the Okeechobee County School District and brought by Childrens Services and OSCO. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL EPISCOPALYou are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST Wednesday Night Service 7 pm Tuesday: 7 till 8pm (You are invited) Prayer Service Special prayers for special needs drop off to us or email them to pastor@okeechobeecog.com 301 NE 4th Ave. (863) 763-41272 Blocks Behind the McDonalds on SE 70EChildren and Youth classes are Available Sunday Morning and Wednesdays Where the SON is always shining! OPEN 6-4 M-F ServingCall your order in, free delivery or pickup at window. 763-4127 or Dine in with free Wi-Fi. Go to Okeechobeecog.com and click SonRise Cafe for menuWOW! There is nothing like it in town! at Okeechobee Church of God301 NE 4th Ave., Okeechobee 2 blocks behind the McDonalds on SE 70E Sunday Services8:30 & 10:45 YOUR CHURCH To Advertise YOUR Church! Call 863-763-3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap. com CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOURCome worship with usSunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at www.okeecoos.com200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 3666 E. Hwy 70 Okeechobee (0ld Elks Lodge)Celebrating 25 years of Pastoral LeadershipSunday School 9 am Worship: Sun. 10 am Tues. & Thurs. 7:30 pm Prayer Service: Tues. & Thurs. 6:30 7:30 pm Nursery Available at All Services Of ce Hours CLOSED Mondays Tuesday Friday 9 am to 5 pm (863) 357-2264 Bishop Robert J. Banks, Jr., Pastor Your Place of Destiny Jeremiah 29:11 8 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 By Jim VenselLt. Governor District 16 Kiwanis Club The Okeechobee Kiwanis Club installation banquet was held at the KOA with the theme Pirates, where members were able to be creative in playing Black Beard and Captain Kid. As a pirate would express back in the pirate days their wenches were looking great in their pirate out ts. What w as unique was the massive pirate ship built and donated by Frank DeCarlo, American Drilling which will be on display at the Minimal Regatta in Memory of Adam Byrant on Saturday Oct. 6, one our major fundraisers that will fund a student/students through Fire and Rescue School. As usual the night was lled with fun and laughter. Greg Thogerson, outgoing president, recognized each staff member with a plaque of thanks for their contribution during his two-year commitment. One particular recognition went to Don Kelly, a charter member who attends every scheduled event and takes pride in his pancake mix for the clubs pancake fundraiser on Easter Sunday. J.D. Mixon, incoming president, lit the evening up with a variety of gag gifts. The best was a gag gift donated by Brown Cow Sweetery, Mark & Paulette where J.D. had to open 8 to 10 boxes to get to the box of chocolates for all members and quests attending. Needless to say they were nger-licking good. Dinner was catered by Golden Coral and Charley and staff are to be commended for the outstanding dinner. Upon conclusion of dinner the installation of of cers was conducted by Lt. Governor Jim Vensel. There were many thanked but one that must be recognized is Maureen Burroughs, banquet chairperson, who year after year performs an outstanding job with the themes and selection of food. I will close with this statement. Greg could not have expressed it better in his closing remarks. Our club is not about me, the board or an individual. It is about the Youth We Serve. As Lt. Governor that is what makes our club unique/special and successful and makes members Proud to be a Kiwanian and serve. To anyone interested in becoming a member of an outstanding group of folks who have fun every meeting while conducting major fundraisers for the Youth of Our Community, we meet every Thursday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at The Lodge By The Lake Restaurant. No invitation necessary just walk in and join us. You will walk away Hooked. Come and join us before our next scheduled and most gratifying event Santa In the Park, and you will understand why I say you will be Hooked. Note: The word Wench according to Webster is a humorous term and by no means to offend anyone. Kiwanis Club installs new of cers at banquet Special to the Okeechobee NewsKiwanis Of cers include: (front row) Jim Vensel, Lt. governor District 16 (back row, left to right) Michael Hazellief; Greg Thogerson, past president; Ken Keller, president elect; Courtney Moyett; Sherri En nger, treasurer; JD Mixon, president; Theresa Chandler, secretary; Maureen Burroughs, BQ chairperson; Heather Hancock and Jimmy Davis. The Friends of the Library for the Okeechobee County Library are looking for new and returning members. The friends assist the public library by sponsoring the programs, funding childrens programs, donating to the teen room and purchasing books and DVDs for the library. They raise funds by holding twice annual used book sales, selling book bags and membership fees. The membership donations are as little as $5 a year and application cards may be picked up at the library front desk. Members receive a 10 percent discount on books purchased at our book sales. Next book sale is scheduled for Nov. 14, 15, 16 and 17. Okeechobee Friends of the Library seeks members

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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 9 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local teen is being held in a Fort Pierce juvenile facility after he reportedly walked away from school then fought w ith the schools principal and allegedly spat on a deputy. Andrew Haygood, 16, N.W. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested W ednesday, Oct. 3, on felony charges of battery on a school board employee, battery on a law enforcement of cer and resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. He w as also arrested on misdemeanor charges of attempted battery on a law enforcement of cer and resisting a law enforcement ofcer without violence. Haygood was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center. Deputy John Fisher, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO), stated in his arrest report that Haygood walked off the campus of the Okeechobee Achievement A cademy around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday. The deputy, who was assigned to the school as a school resource of cer, and principal Randy Weigum tried to catch up to Haygood. Mr. Weigum nally found his student in a baseball dugout at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. When the principal tried to speak with the teen, Haygood, 5-foot-9 and 140 pounds, reportedly came at Mr. Weigum aggressively and started throwing punches. Haygood managed to grab Mr. Weigums hand-held school radio and threw it on top of the dugout, Deputy Fisher stated. According to the report Mr. Weigum was able to defend himself and was not injured. By this time OCSO Deputy Dale Hardy arrived at the scene and when he tried to place the teen in handcuffs Haygood allegedly tried to spit on the deputy. Deputy Donnie Holmes stepped in to help and was promptly spat on by the combative teenager, stated the arrest report. When Deputy Holmes told the teen that he had just spit on him, Haygood allegedly said: Good, I tried to. Still ghting with the two deputies, Haygood was nally taken to the ground and held there until Deputy Fisher arrived with his OCSO patrol unit. After being placed in the back of the squad car, Haygood began to scream and bang his head against a plexiglass shield separating the front seat from the back. The teen suffered a laceration to his forehead and another cut just above his hair line, stated Deputy Fishers report. Haygood was then taken to the county jail where nurses suggested he be taken to the emergency room for treatment. However, the teen was still extremely violent and had to placed in a restraint chair for his safety as well as the safety of the staff, the arrest report stated. After about 25 minutes Haygood had calmed down enough that he could be taken to the emergency room where the cuts to his head were treated. Report: Teen swung at principal, spit on deputy Andrew Haygood By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man was jailed when suspected cocaine and Spice was allegedly found in his car after he w as stopped for running a stop sign. Lerone Baker, 32, N.W. Ninth Drive, was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 2, on a felony charge of possession of cocaine. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $5,000. Records indicate he has since been released on bond. According to an arrest report Baker was stopped around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday by detectives from the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force after he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of S.E. 38th Ave. and U.S. 441 S.E. While one of the detectives was speaking w ith Baker, the other investigator reportedly saw two unopened packages of Scooby Snax in the open glove compartment of his 1998 Lincoln. Scooby Snax is also known by the street name Spice, which is a synthetic marijuana that is commonly smoked. The detectives asked Baker for, and received, permission to search his vehicle. During that search three small pieces of a suspected substance was allegedly found in the drivers seat. When those pieces were eld tested they indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine, stated the arrest report. The suspected crack cocaine weighed 0.1 grams, added the report. Baker was the only person in the vehicle. Also seized were the packages of Scooby Snax. A detective said they will be sent to the Indian River Crime Lab for analysis to see if they contain any illegal substances. The detectives report goes on to state that Baker was also issued a written warning for running the stop sign. Suspected crack cocaine found during car search Lerone Baker

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 Come and Pick Your Path at IRSC Fall Career Fair at the Blackburn Educational Building, Oct. 13. 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. The IRSC Pick Y our 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 w ill feature music, refreshments, demonstrations of many IRSC Quick Job Training programs, English as a Second Language (ESL) open house, career information, and more. 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. IRSC offers Pick Your Path fall career fair Special visitGrand Oaks residents enjoyed visiting Mimi Arnold, volunteer Debra and all the wonderful animals at Okeechobee Special Equestrian. Mimi and her volunteers work with physically and mentally challenged individuals by providing equine assisted activities. The residents enjoyed meeting and hearing about all the animals as well as interacting with them. The residents were able to pet and feed the horses and spend time with other animals including dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. Special to the Okeechobee News/Grand Oaks

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Offering the following services: Digital Mammography Ultrasound X-Ray Bone Density Patrick Carruthers, M.D., Resident Radiologist 114-115 Medical Center Ave., SebringLocated behind Highlands Regional Medical Center) Open: Mon. to Fri., 8-5pm Call for Appointment Major Insurance Accepted 863.385.6655 3037 Hwy 70 East Okeechobee (863) 357-1839Closed Sunday & Monday Tuesday Friday 9-5:30 Saturday 9-3 Imag ine a world withou t breast cncNow offering facials!20% Off TaTas ClothingAgadir Argan Oil treatment $10reg. $20Anti-Fade for long lasting colorMonth of October dermalogica facial $45reg. $60 Kim Speed Owner/Stylist Jodi Keller Stylist Missy Williams Stylist/Esthetician 11 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 By Brenda Williams, RNClinic Supervisor Okeechobee County Health Department Breast Cancer Awareness isnt just for w omen it also includes men. Awareness means to be aware, conscious, alert, watchful, mindful, and so on. All of which describes what we need to do, in the war to ght and beat breast cancer. We should all check our breasts by looking, touching, and getting regular exams. Looking is just as important as touching. Stand in front of a mirror place your hands on your hips and look at the breasts. They should pretty much look the same. Often one may be a little larger than the other, but over all they should look the same. Notice the color of the nipple is there a discoloration? Does one nipple sink in, does it have a discharge, or is the nipple dry and scaly? Put your arms straight up over your head and repeat the previously mentioned steps. If any of these are present it doesnt mean y ou have breast cancer, but that a more indepth exam may be warranted. Monthly, we should all check our breasts for any lump (feels like a frozen pea) or any changes. If we get use to doing this, every month, it would be much easier to recognize any changes. This is your most important weapon knowing how your breasts feel and look normally. You will be able to nd a lump or bump quickly which could be the difference between the beginning of changes in cells and cancerous cells. The earlier a lump is found, and treated if needed, the better the outcome for that person. If cancer is found in the early stages, survival rates are increased signi cantly. Here are some tips on performing a monthly breast exam: while in the shower place one hand behind your head and with a soapy hand on the opposite breast feel all the breast tissue from the top of the breast (collar bone) to the nipple using your pointer nger and middle nger, work your ngers in a circular motion, working all the way around the breast, including the under arm as well, it is also made-up of breast cells. For more information go to brightpink.org, this site has a lot of good information and other valuable links. Form a buddy system call and remind your mother, sister, or best friend to schedule their annual exam/mammogram. Every year we should get an annual exam, which includes a complete breast exam. We should go to a doctor we trust and feel comfortable seeing. At any time a lump or change is noted an appointment should be scheduled, and not wait until the annual exam. Better to be safe than sorry a good motto to live by. Our doctor can also help us determine what if any other tests should be performed. The August Issue of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists recommends annual mammograms for women 40 and older. Women with a strong family history of breast cancer may need mammograms earlier. There is also a blood test that can help in determining ones risk factors. We should feel free to ask questions and get suggestions from our doctors on what can be done to live a healthy happy life. The following is a list of things we can do to decrease our risk of breast cancer: low-fat diet, regular exercise, maintain a healthy weight, limit our alcohol consumption, breast feed our babies, do regular monthly breast exams, and annual exams. All of us need to be proactive when it comes to our health, we cant stop aging or change genetics, but with healthier choices we can alter the outcome, add years to our lives and improve our quality of life. So, schedule your annual exam with the Okeechobee County Health Department by calling 863-462-5819 today. Even if you have no insurance or money, i f you need a mammogram we can assist you in applying for a mammogram voucher, and if you qualify your mammogram will be paid for. Breast Cancer Awareness is for everyone How common is breast cancer? Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among women of all races. In 2008 (the most recent year numbers are available) 210,203 women in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,589 women in the United States died from breast cancer. From 1999, the rate of women dying from breast cancer has varied, depending on their race and ethnicity. In 2008, black women were more likely to die of breast cancer than any other group. White women had the second highest rate of deaths from breast cancer, followed by women who are Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian/Paci c Islander. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The risk of getting breast cancer increases with age. Statistics show that 3.45 percent of women who are now 60 years old will get breast cancer sometime during the next 10 years. That is, 3 or 4 out of every 100 women who are 60 years old today will get breast cancer by the age of 70. Source: Center for Disease Control Breast Cancer Statistics

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2 May 27, 2010 1796 Highway 441N ~ Okeechobee ~ RaulersonHospital.com Raulerson Hospital is offering convenient evening Screening Mammogram appointments. Your yearly mammogram doesnt have to be a chore. Make time for your health. Relax and enjoy hors doeuvres. Thursday, October 11th or Thursday, October 25th 5:00 8:00 p.m. RSVP: 763-9228Teachers, Were making time for YOU! Early Detection is the Best Protection Raulerson Hospitals Radiology Department features: A calm, comforting environment Advanced Digital Technology Accreditation by the American College of Radiology in all ve imaging modalities iCAD (Computer Aided Detection) technology to serve as a second set of eyes Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)Raulerson Hospitals Mammography Suite ~ 1926 Hwy 441 North ~ (Just North of Raulerson Hospital)For a free physician referral call 763-9228. To pre-register online for your Screening Mammogram visit RaulersonHospital.comSCHEDULE YOUR YEARLY SCREENING MAMMOGRAM HOURS: MON-FRI 9:30AM 5:30PM 411 SW PARK ST 763-8883 THE ONLY EXCLUSIVE GUY HARVEY JEWELRY RETAILER IN OKEECHOBEE NECKLACES EARRINGS BRACELETSJewelry Repair We Buy Scrap Gold Now in Color! Order Now for the Holidays! SPECIAL ORDERSLAYAWAY AVAILABLE 12 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 803 SW Park St OkeechobeeCommercial ResidentialSecurity Systems Fire Alarms Access Controls CCTV Intercom System Central Vacuum Systems24 Hour Monitoring Service Local Family Owned and Operated Ty WaldronSales and Installations Join us in the fight against Breast Cancer!! Offering Primary Adult Medical & OB/GYN CareArmando Santelices, MD Board Certi ed General Practitioner Stella Cross, ARNP, PhD Family Practice Nurse PractitionerEileen Rosen, MD Board Certi ed Family PractitionerPaulette Disinger, FHP-BC, ND, MPHFamily Practice Nurse PractitionerFAMILY PRACTICE OB/GYN PRACTICE Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. Working Together for Healthier CommunitiesOf ce Hours: Mon. 9AM 7PM Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 8AM5PM Fri. 8AM 4PMWe accept Medicaid, Medicare and Private Insurance1100 N Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-763-7481Se Habla Espaol Olivia & Neyo (863) 824-0011 Store (863) 634-8816 After Hours Jewelry Repairs While You Wait October is Naonal Breast Cancer Awareness MonthGreat Style, Great Prices!Update any room in your home for less than you imagined! Visit us on the internet at www.badcock.com facebook.com/badcockfurniture 512 W. N. Park St Okeechobee 863-763-3823 13 Okeechobee News From the Center for Disease ControlWhat is a mammogram? A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. Doctors use a mammogram to look for early signs of breast cancer. Why should I get a mammogram? Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to nd breast cancer early, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt. When their breast cancer is found early, many women go on to live long and healthy lives. When should I get a mammogram? Women should have mammograms every two years from age 50 to 74 years. Talk to your health professional if you have any symptoms or changes in your breast, or if breast cancer runs in your family. He or she may recommend that you have mammograms before age 50 or more often than usual. How is a mammogram done? You will stand in front of a special X-ray machine. A technologist will place your breast on a clear plastic plate. Another plate will rmly press your breast from above. The plates will atten the breast, holding it still while the X-ray is being taken. You will feel some pressure. The other breast will be Xrayed in the same way. The steps are then repeated to make a side view of each breast. You will then wait while the technologist checks the four X-rays to make sure the pictures do not need to be re-done. Keep in mind that the technologist cannot tell you the results of your mammogram. What does having a mammogram feel like? Having a mammogram is uncomfortable for most women. Some women nd it painful. A mammogram takes only a few moments, though, and the discomfort is over soon. What you feel depends on the skill of the technologist, the size of your breasts, and how much they need to be pressed. Your breasts may be more sensitive if you are about to get or have your period. Before you get a mammogram, you may want to ask the following questions: What will happen? How long will I be there? Do you have my previous mammograms? When will my doctor get the results? When and how will I learn about the results? When will I need to have my next mammogram? What does a mammogram look like? Each womans mammogram may look a little different because all breasts are a little different. A doctor with special training, called a radiologist, will read the mammogram. He or she will look at the X-ray for early signs of breast cancer or other problems. When will I get the results of my mammogram? You will usually get the results within a few weeks, although it depends on the facility. A radiologist reads your mammogram and then reports the results to you or your doctor. If there is a concern, you will hear from the mammography facility earlier. Contact your health professional or the mammography facility if you do not receive a report of your results within 30 days. Tips for getting a mammogram: Try not to have your mammogram the week before you get your period or during your period. Your breasts may be tender or swollen then. On the day of your mammogram, dont wear deodorant, perfume, or powder. These products can show up as white spots on the X-ray. Some women prefer to wear a top with a skirt or pants, instead of a dress. You will need to undress from your waist up for the mammogram. What happens if my mammogram is normal? Continue to get regular mammograms. Mammograms work best when they can be compared with previous ones. This allows your doctor to compare them to look for changes in your breasts. What happens if my mammogram is abnormal? If it is abnormal, do not panic. An abnormal mammogram does not always mean that there is cancer. But you will need to have additional mammograms, tests, or exams before the doctor can tell for sure. You may also be referred to a breast specialist or a surgeon. It does not necessarily mean you have cancer or need surgery. These doctors are experts in diagnosing breast problems. Where can I get a mammogram and who can I talk to if I have questions? If you have a regular doctor, talk to him or her. Call the National Cancer Institutes Cancer Information Service (CIS) at 1-8004-CANCER (1-800-422-6237). For TTY: 1-800332-8615. For Medicare information, you can call 1-800 MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or visit The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a program called the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which works with health departments and other groups to provide low-cost or free mammograms to women who qualify. Find out if you qualify. CDC answers common questions about mammograms Womens Health LuncheonIn honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Raulerson Hospital will host a Womens Health Luncheon. Learn from guest speakers from Raulerson Hospitals 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: 863-763-9228. Speakers and topics will include: Dr. James Brad eld Certi ed Gynecologist; Dr. Gregory Sainnoval Sterotactic Breast Biopsy; Dr. Epstein Ostoporosis; and more.Mammogram screeningsRaulerson Hospitals Outpatient Department will offer evening hours for screening mammograms on Thursdays Oct. 11 and Oct. 25, at 1926 U.S. 441 North from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For information or to make an appointment, call 863-763-9228.Advanced directives sessionsRaulerson 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.Hospital hosting tour of 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: 863-763-9228.Relay for Life Kickoff celebration plannedPlease come and join us at Lunkers Sports Grill on Thursday, Oct. 11, to help kick off the 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 863-6348674 or Lacey Summerall 863-634-7765. Health News in Brief

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Cowgirl Tuff, Cowgirl Up, Adiktd, Wildfire Belts, Nacona Belts, Cowbling, Country Sweet Outdoors, Bimini Bay, Carhartt, Switchflops, Levi PLUS Jewelry, Sunglasses, Purses & Gifts Headquarters for Salt Life If you are a woman between the ages of 50-64 with little or no insurance, you may be eligible for a free or reduced cost Mammogram and Pap Smear while funding is available. Call the Okeechobee County Health Department For more information 863-462-5819 Okeechobee County Health Department, Partnering with The Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and Brevard County Health Department 14 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 By Mayo Clinic staff If youre concerned about breast cancer, y ou may be wondering if there are steps you can take toward breast cancer prevention. Understand the lifestyle factors that may affect your risk of breast cancer and what you can do to stay healthy. What can I do to reduce my risk of breast c ancer? Breast cancer prevention begins with various factors you can control. For example: Limit alcohol. The more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk of developing breast cancer. If you choose to drink alcohol including beer, wine or liquor limit y ourself to no more than one drink a day. Control your weight. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of breast cancer. This is especially true if obesity occurs later in life, particularly after menopause. Get plenty of physical activity. Being physically active can help you maintain a healthy weight, which, in turn, helps prevent breast cancer. For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity (think brisk walking or swimming) or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity (such as running), in addition to strength training exercises at least twice a week. If youre just starting a physical activity program, start slowly and build intensity gradually. Breast-feed. Breast-feeding may also play a role in breast cancer prevention. The longer you breast-feed, the greater the protective effect. Discontinue hormone therapy. Longterm combination hormone therapy increases the risk of breast cancer. If youre taking hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms, ask your doctor about other options. Y ou may be able to manage your symptoms w ith non-hormonal therapies, such as physical activity. If you decide that the bene ts of short-term hormone therapy outweigh the risks, consider using the lowest dose thats effective for your symptoms, and plan to use it only temporarily. Avoid exposure to environmental pollution. While further studies are needed, some research suggests a link between breast cancer and exposure to the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons found in vehicle exhaust and air pollution. Can a healthy diet prevent breast cancer? Research shows that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables doesnt offer direct protection from breast cancer. In addition, a recent study of dietary fat and breast cancer showed only a slight decrease in the risk of invasive breast cancer for women who ate a low-fat diet. However, eating a healthy diet may decrease your risk of other diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. A healthy diet can also help you maintain a healthy weight a key factor in breast cancer prevention. Is there a link between birth control pills and breast cancer? Current evidence suggests that use of oral contraceptives doesnt increase the risk of breast cancer. While older research showed a slight increase in risk, those studies included pills with higher estrogen doses than whats available today. In addition, the older research showed that 10 or more years after stopping oral contraceptives, the risk of breast cancer returned to the same level as that of women who never used oral contraceptives. What else can I do? Be vigilant about breast cancer detection. If you notice any changes in your breasts, such as a new lump or skin changes, consult your doctor for an evaluation. Also, ask your doctor when to begin mammograms and other screening procedures to detect breast cancer. Remember, its not always possible to prevent breast cancer. By practicing healthy habits, however, youre taking an active role in breast cancer prevention. Source: MayoClinic.com Reduce your risk of breast cancer

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HEALTH RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of ce Hours: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com FAMILY MEDICINE RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Treatmen t, We are Here for You Okeechobee Cancer Center301 NE 19th Avenue Okeechobee 863.357.0039 772.202.0151Free Second Opinions Courtesy Transportation Free ConsultationThe only ones on the Treasure Coast with a Pet/CT simulator All insurance accepted including MedicaidBy Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signicant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor. What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the ofces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this ofce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. 15 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 Stimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL HEALTHCARE Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th Dr. Okeechobee 863-763-0217 GYNECOLOGIST All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideThe areas premiere medical and health information resource(863) 763-3134 okeeadsales@newszap.com To feature your business in this informative section, contact a sales representative today YOU ASKED FOR IT! YOU ASKED FOR IT!Look for the puzzles near the Classifieds section Now featuring Sudoku and the Crossword Puzzle in every edition of the 16 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 17 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Yearling Middle School broke loose from a tight match at halftime for the second time this week as they defeated the Osceola Warriors 6-1 Wednesday in soccer to sweep the season series between the two Okeechobee middle schools. Osceola had some early chances which included a breakaway one-on-one chance by Jose Garcia but were unable to take adv antage of the opportunities. Javier Hernandez opened the scoring 10 minutes into the match to give Yearling the advantage. Osceola made a poor clearing pass in the center of the eld and Hernandez took advantage. Osceola responded with a goal from Jose J aimes a few minutes later and trailed 2-1 at the half. Osceola Coach Jorje Botello said he was real pleased with how the team played in the rst half. He said the team still has the potential to nish the year strong as they play two matches with Gifford and a third with Oslo before the end of the campaign. Gabriel Hernandez had two goals for the Bulls (7-1). Giovanni Garcia-Aguirre had one goal and two assists. Jose Orozco, Alberto Diaz and Jose Delacruz also had goals for Yearling. Bulls Coach Erick Rios said the he felt his team showed excellent team work and skills in this match. He praised Jesus Garcia, Ricky Perez and Miguel Ray for strong work on defense and also congratulated his goal tender Bobby Gomez. At mid eld Brandon Leal and Lazaro Nunez earned praise from the Yearling Coach. Yearling plays their nal home game of the year on Monday against Oslo at 4:30 p.m. Y earling soccer team defeats rival Osceola Okeechobee News/Charles MurphyMiguel Raya (left) battles Jose Jaimes for possession of the ball near the Yearling net in the second half of Wednesdays middle school soccer showdown at Osceola Middle School. Okeechobee News/Charles MurphyDaniel Shelley clears the soccer ball from the Warriors side of the eld as Brandon Leal (left) defends.

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Call for more information 863-634-9560 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lots SaleLot For Sale in Playland Park 150 sq ft lot,corner of 46th Ave. and 18th St. $9,000 or best offer call for further information. 863-261-4197 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! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 Lovely Completely Remodeled 3bd/2ba Mobile Home in Country Setting. Just 15 minutes from Okeechobee and 1 1/2 mile from Kissimmee River boat ramp. For more info Call Stan 863-385-2613 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 HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes New Homes at $39,900 $5K for your used mobile home, 3 New models, 1, 100-2, 400 SQ FT 800-622-2832 ext 210 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. 18 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012

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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast/DBA, Workforce Solutions Region 20 and the Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium announces a meeting of the Executive Committee to which all persons are invited: Date & Time: Friday, October 12, 2012 8:00 a.m. Place: Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast DBA, Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986 PURPOSE: To discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment Act, Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition Program, One-Stop Career Centers, and the Workforce Development Board DBA, Workforce Solutions. A copy of the agenda and access information may be obtained by contacting: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986 772/335-3030 Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a record for judicial review. 427967 ON 10/5/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012 AT 3:30 P.M. IN ROOM 142/143, THE KNOWLEDGE ROOM AT THE CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER ON THE INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE CHASTAIN CAMPUS AT 2400 SE SALERNO ROAD, STUART, FLORIDA 34997. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 9:00 A.M., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012, AN AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE. 427283 ON 10/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD159 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 490 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOTS K & L OF TRACT 11 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 11 & W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 11 17 34S 33E 1-17-34-33-0A00-00011-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426408 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD164 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1431 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 31 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 31 36 34S 33E 1-36-34-33-0A00-00031-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426422 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD162 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 704 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT C OF TRACT 10 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 10 22 34S 33E 1-22-34-33-0A00-00010-C000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426416 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD157 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 249 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 19 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 19 12 34S 33E 1-12-34-33-0A00-00019-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426403 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD156 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 198 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT O OF TRACT 21 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 21 11 34S 33E 1-11-34-33-0A00-00021-O000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426402 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD166 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that INVESTOO LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3377 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE E 51.75 FT OF LOT 9 BLOCK 239 DESC AS FOLLOWS; COM AT THE SW COR OF LOT 2 BLOCK X SOUTH OKEECHOBEE RUN N ALONG THE W BDRY LINE OF BLOCK X DIST OF 40.66 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN 00 SEC W ALONG HOPKINS M/L DIST OF 9.97 FT THENCE RUN N 36.09 FT FOR A POB THENCE CONT N DIST OF 34.64 FT THENCE RUN E DIST OF 51.73 FT THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W FOR A DIST OF 62.30 FT TO THE POB, ALSO A PORTION OF ABANDONED 30 FT COUNTY RD DESC AS FOLLOWS;COM AT THE SW COR OF BLOCK X SOUTH OKEECHOBEE RUN THENCE N DIST OF 40.66 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W ALONG HOPKINS M/L DIST OF 9.97 FT FOR A POB THENCE RUN N DIST OF 36.09 FT THENCE RUN N 56 DEG 13 MIN 00 SEC E DIST OF 89.28 FT THENCE RUN E DIST OF 52.98 FT TO A PT ON THE HOPKINS M/L THENCE RUN S 56 DEG 13 MIN W ALONG HOPKINS M/L FOR A DIST OF 153.10 FT TO POB 3-21-37-35-0020-02390-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: SUSAN J SULLIVAN ESTATE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 15th day of November, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426878 ON 10/5,12,19,26/2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Fifth Wheels1999 Holiday Rambler 33 ft long 5th wheel w/2 slide outs complete w/queen bdrm, split bath,2a/cs, w/d much more. Good condition $6,900 O.B.O 863-634-8331 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD155 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 75 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOTS K & L OF TRACT 1 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 1 & W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 1 09 34S 33E 1-09-34-33-0A00-00001-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426401 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee Code Enforcement Board will be meeting on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m or as soon thereafter, City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. Please contact Sue Christopher, 863-763-4423, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Fire Department at 863-763-4423 for assistance. by: Jamie Gamiotea, Code Board Chairperson 427968 ON 10/5/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD161 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 627 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 5 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 05 21 34S 33E 1-21-34-33-0A00-00005-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426418 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD160 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 618 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT F OF TRACT 32 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 32 20 34S 33E 1-20-34-33-0A00-00032-F000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426413 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifiedsNOTICE The Value Adjustment Board of Okeechobee County will convene its Annual Organizational Meeting on Wednesday October 17, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record must include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrators Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Commissioner Joey Hoover, Chairman Value Adjustment Board Sharon Robertson, Clerk Value Adjustment Board 427820 ON 10/5/2012 19 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD165 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1438 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 32 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 32 36 34S 33E 1-36-34-33-0A00-00032-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426426 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD158 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 427 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 6 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 06 15 34S 33E 1-15-34-33-0A00-00006-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426404 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD163 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 767 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOT J OF TRACT 5 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 05 23 34S 33E 1-23-34-33-0A00-00005-J000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC. Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 1st day of November, 2012. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426419 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2012TD154 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 30 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008 Description of Property: LOTS A & B TRACT 14 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 14 & W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 14 08 34S 33E 1-08-34-33-0A00-00014-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 1st day of November, 2012 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 426400 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12/2012 20 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 ACROSS 1 Poker Flat chronicler Harte 5 Syrup brand 9 Scatter 14 Plane opening? 15 Farsi-speaking republic 16 Sports venue 17 Where sea meets sand 19 Like most attics 20 Mob enforcer 21 Gp. concerned with fluoride safety 23 Links elevator? 24 Old Great Lakes natives 25 Behind-thescenes worker 28 Christmas mo. 29 Water temperature gauge? 31 Pro vote 32 USPS carriers assignment 33 Words of sympathy 35 Potato cutter 37 Light controller either of its first two words can precede either part of 17-, 25-, 51and 61Across 40 Flora eaters, perhaps 42 Brief and forceful 43 Pilots no. 44 Toothed tool 47 Unused 48 Rock guitarists aid 51 Distract 54 Spring time 56 Place for a pint 57 Place for a cup 58 Anatomical ring 59 Steppes native 61 Sentrys job 63 Carrying a lot of weight 64 Cold capital? 65 Largest continent 66 Used hip boots 67 Feat 68 Winemaking waste DOWN 1 Lambasted 2 Put to work again 3 Titillating 4 Singer with the Mel-Tones 5 Brick baker 6 George W.s first press secretary 7 Attacked with clubs and such 8 In the future 9 Glum 10 Liars undoing 11 Fact-finding process 12 Understanding between nations 13 Method 18 It stretches from Maine to Florida 22 Make better, as cheddar 25 Lords laborer 26 Falling objects direction 27 __ Spiegel: German magazine 30 Stumblebum 33 Roadside rest stop 34 Clairvoyance, briefly 36 Like many a slick road 37 Pass 38 Lash flash? 39 Suffix with cord 40 Scale fourths 41 Fictional Arabic woodcutter 45 Wall St. hedger 46 Ares or Mars 48 Stimulate 49 Uncle __: Berle nickname 50 Western dry lakes 52 How to turn something into nothing? 53 Effects partner 55 Go by bike 58 Youngest to reach 500 HRs 59 Auto club offering 60 What mad people see? 62 Pint contents By Jerome Gunderson (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 04/12/11 04/12/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A lack of offense and turnovers doomed the Okeechobee High School Brahman junior varsity team as they couldnt hold an early advantage and fell to South Fork 22-8 on Wednesday night in Okeechobee. Terrence Boswell brought the partisan crowd to their feet in the rst quarter w hen he caused a fumble, then scooped up the loose football, and ran 60 yards for an Okeechobee touchdown. Okeechobee ran in the two point conversion to take an (8-0) lead. From there it was all South Fork who consistently moved the football on the ground behind Randall Cooper, quarterback Trevor Boyce and Dante Graham. Brahman Coach Chris Hall said his team w ould learn some lessons from this game about character and discipline. He noted they made some silly mistakes that they must x. When you win its easy because everybody has fun and has a good time. The question for the kids now is as they struggle a bit do they put blame on others or take responsibility. Well mature a little bit and face some tough challenges ahead, he added. Okeechobee held tough on defense. Cornelius Horton had a pair of sacks in the rst half. Fred Bradley recovered two fumbles. J ohn Lashley made a key fourth down hit on a goal line stand in the second half for OHS. Cameron Morris and Arthur Woodruff also had several tackles for Okeechobee. On offense Angel Garcia led the team in rushing. He had a 22-yard burst in the rst half. Wyatt Bessenbacher had a 35-yard kick return. South Fork also scored when Boyce hit W alter Thomas on a 27-yard pass in the second quarter. He scored on a one-yard run on the next play to make the score (8-6) at halftime. Coach Hall said he felt the Brahmans competed well in the rst half but looked a little at in the second half, We couldnt move the ball and they hurt us with inside blitzes. We have adjusted to those things but well gure it out. Dalton Deakins added a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown for South Fork. Their defense also ripped the ball free from QB Cory Surls in the third quarter and returned the fumble 51 yards for another touchdown. Chandler Leglighter had an interception for South Fork. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee continues district play tonight when they visit Forest Hill in a pivotal matchup for the Brahmans playoff hopes. Okeechobee (2-3) comes off an impressive 38-23 victory over Martin County while Forest Hill (1-4) lost to Inlet Grove last week, 3-0. The Falcons have some threats on offense as running back Elgin Wilson has rushed for 368 yards and over six yards per carry this y ear. Quarterback Shannon Patrick has been accurate through the air as hes competed 34 of 52 passes for 418 yards and ve scores. His top targets include Shaborn Marshall who has 284 yards in receptions and Brian Bedard who has caught seven passes for 79 yards this year. Forest Hill opened the year with a victory over Summit Christian. They have lost to Wellington, Boynton Beach and South Fork. Brahman Coach Chris Branham said he wants his teams to avoid lulls in the game. He said his team is not used to being ahead and sometimes relax and exhale. We have got to nish teams off. Forest Hill is very explosive and theyre dangerous, he added. Branham said his defensive secondary must improve their pass coverage and his defensive line must do a better job keeping blockers off the linebackers. While Branham said he feels the defense can play better, his offense has started to come together. Last week Okeechobee got 243 yards rushing from DJ Washington and a solid passing game from quarterback LaVante Spivey. We need a play maker and we felt we needed to get the ball in Spiveys hands. He has done a good job for us, he added. Spivey will start again at quarterback but the Brahmans will also use Jack Radebaugh and even Washington in certain formations. On the injury front Okeechobee will be without starting offensive tackle Cody Walker who suffered a dislocated knee cap against Martin County. Ethan Parriott will replace him in the starting lineup. Elijowan Williams twisted an ankle in practice but is expected to play. Brahmans face Forest Hill Falcons in road game 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 fenced 6+/-acres off of paved 101 Ranch Road. Seller Needs to Sell! Make offer. $20,000 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 3006-H: Treasure Island Lake Access 3 br/2 ba CBS home. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 23 Okeechobee News October 5, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/IRSCFLW College tournamentIndian River State College anglers, Kyle Monti and Mike Cornell, both of Okeechobee, nished third at the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship in South Carolina, Saturday. For their efforts the team won $3,000. Four regular-season qualifying events were held in each conference Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southern and Western the top ve teams from each regular-season event quali ed for one of ve conference championships. Special to the Okeechobee News/J. OMallanSoccer eld makeoverOn Saturday, Sept. 29, about 30 volunteers gave their time and talents to improving the soccer elds. Natural wear and tear on the elds has produced uneven areas that can be unsafe and an eyesore. JMC Landscaping, Inc. donated four pallets of sod to ll pot holes and dirt spots across three elds. Team members and their families of Okeechobee Club Soccer, Kassella Construction and JMC Landscaping stayed after their soccer games to lay sod in the heat of the day. Thank you coaches, players and friends for your generous contributions. Real Life Childrens Ranch Yard Sale extends sale daysUntil further notice, the Real Life Childrens Ranch yard sale will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out for great bargains. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission would like to announce that they will be issuing permits for two wild hog hunts on Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, west of U.S. 27. The two hog control hunts will be on Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 27-28. Twentyve permits will be issued for each hunt. Permits will be available on a rst-come, rst-served basis to individuals 16 years of age or older. Permit distribution is at the Fisheating Creek WMA check-station at the FEC Campground in Palmdale on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. Individuals must be present to get a permit. Permittees will be allowed to take wild hogs with no size or bag limit. FWC announces plans for wild hog hunt

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