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Sunday, October 7, 2012 75¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 121 15.72 feetLast Year: 11.11 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Golf team competes ... Page 14 Vaccinate pets against rabies ... Page 7 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Florida residents who are not registered to vote have two more days to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election. The Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections Of ce will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 and Tuesday, Oct. 9. Those who have never voted, moved from another state or allowed their voter registration to lapse must register by 5 p.m. on Oct. 9 in order to be eligible to vote in the election. Voters can also register to vote by mail, explained Supervisor of Elections Gwen Chandler. She said the registration must be postmarked by Oct. 9 to qualify. She said if possible they encourage new voters to register in person rather than by mail. "If they register at the of ce, we will do our best to make sure the voter registration is complete," she explained. "If they register by mail and it isn't complete, it won't count." She said registration must be done either in person or by mail because they must have an original signature on the form. They cannot accept registration by email. Those who want to save time can go online and print out the application and ll it out before they stop by the Supervisor of Elections Of ce, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 144 in the old courthouse. She said those registering before Nov. 6 do not have to declare a political party if the y don't wish to. All registered voters will vote in the general election. Mrs. Chandler advises all prospective voters to check their voter status. If you moved and did not give the Supervisor of Elections Of ce your new address, your voter registration ma y have lapsed. "We are required to send out mailings to registered voters," she explained. I f Voter registration closes Oct. 9 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News When they meet Tuesday evening the Cit y of Okeechobee Code Enforcement Board will consider imposing nes in four cases and possibly recommending foreclosure in a fth case. Properties at 206 S.W. Ninth Ave, and 1018 N.W. Fifth Ave, both owned by Alumni Partners II, have been cited for public nuisance and general cleaning and beauti cation. Renee and Terry Lieurance, owners o f Code board to consider foreclosure If you go ...WHAT: City of Okeechobee Code Enforcement Board When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 Where: City Council Chambers, Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave. See CODE — Page 5 See VOTE — Page 15 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Seminole ElementaryJohnny Appleseed DayThe students in Mrs. Sickels’ class at Seminole Elementary celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day by dressing up like the legendary apple pioneer and traveling the school to plant hundreds of apple trees throughout the campus. Their “core” curriculum for the day included a lesson in apple fractions and a scienti c “Five Senses” apple tasting of six different varieties of apples. Checkpoint stops drivers ... Page 9

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Keeping the HEALTH in health care. www.careplushealthplans.comCALL TODAY … and speak to a Medicare representative.1-855-379-2457 (TTY: 711)The Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage Plans is almost here.That means you may only have 54 days to choose the right Medicare plan. CarePlus is a Florida-based company and has over 12 years of experience in Medicare … and only Medicare. Thats why we can help you sort through your options and help you choose the right plan. Loves to garden. Professional dog walker. Worked hard to lose 30 pounds. I trust CarePlus to do right by me. I’m MaureenCarePlus memberIm the NEWŽ face of Medicare Prescription drug coverage Preventive screenings and routine check-ups SilverSneakers Fitness Program Monthly allowance for covered over-the-counter products A variety of plans to choose from … depending on where you live Are you the new face of Medicare?October 15 … December 7. ITS TIME TO DECIDE. 3 Okeechobee News October 7, 2012

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T axes This is fact. The top 1 percent wage earners in America pay 40 percent of the t axes. The top 5 percent pay 70 percent of t axes. The bottom 46.8 percent pay no federal income tax. How much do you want t he highest earners to pay? Take a close look at Spain, Portugal and Greece where only t he top 5 percent pay income taxes. How is t hat working out? By the way, 100 percent of the people in Germany pay taxes. Amazing. They are doing pretty well. Imagine that. T hey got it gured out and now we’re following the rest of Europe’s example. I am amazed at the ignorance of a large portion of the country. The left media in the U.S.A. is t o thank for our demise.Drug testing I am saddened that our school system is to the point of considering random drug t esting. School should be a safe place for learning. But certainly kids who are on drugs are not ready to learn and are disruptive to t he whole classroom.  I think they should drug test all students and all teachers. It’s not fair to single out a few. Start with the principal and test t he whole school. Treat them all exactly the s ame.  How about if they only use testing like t hey would in worker’s comp cases in case of incident and spend the money on educat ion where it belongs.Politics What difference does it make what a political promises during the campaign? None of them ever keep their promises. Many of the promises they make depend on other people’s cooperation which they cannot control. A county commissioner cannot do anything such as raise deputy’s salaries, b ecause he is one person and it takes a majority vote. The only politicians who can make and keep promises by themselves are constitutional of cers such as the sheriff, but even they are limited the restrictions of the budget.  I heard there was a drinking game associated with the political debate. People pick certain catch phrases to trigger various drinks. Apparently the political debates make more sense when you are not sober.  Count me among those who hit the mute button every time ANY political advertisement comes on. I was changing the channel, but the ads seem to be nonstop on every channel. What a shame they are throwing away millions of dollars on these television ads that people just nd annoying. Think of the good they could have done with that money. Think of the hungry children they could have fed, the people’s homes they could have saved from foreclosure. Instead they throw millions on television ads that no one wants to watch.  This has been a particularly ugly campaign season on every level. I cannot believe the wild accusations going back and forth in so many races. Instead of attacking the other guy, they should be explaining what they will do to help this community, state or country. But none of them do that. They just attack, attack, attack. And there are no rules about truth in advertising. They are all misrepresenting the facts, if not downright lying. Instead of staying above the dirt, they are all rolling around in the mud together. None of them deserve any votes, but what choice do we have.Hazardous roadwayI do a lot of driving between Okeechobee and West Palm Beach on SR 710, between Okeechobee county line and Indiantown there are Brazilian pepper trees growing out almost to the edge of the road, it makes it impossible to pull off the road if you have a at tire and really bad for the people that live there in Martin County. My mother in law lives there in Indiantown, she has almost been hit twice in the last month coming off her road. You have to pull almost out on 710 to see around the over growth. Something needs to be done before someone gets killed there along 710. I know I have had a few close calls coming back to Okeechobee after leaving her house to come onto SR 710. I know at one time the DOT had prisoners out there clearing it back, but don’t know if they still do that or not, but it would be a good way to clear it back, with all the recent rain it makes it grow quick, also the undergrowth causes the ditches to drain slower. The Pearl of Great PriceBy Calvin Fryar, pastorBrighton Baptist ChurchMatthew 13:44—“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a eld; which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that eld. 45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.” In this parable, a man nds some treasure and immediately buys the eld in order to gain the treasure therein. Since the eld represents the world, you may ask, “Why was the eld (the world) purchased? Did the Lord want the planet?” My answer to your question would be, “No, He already owned it—He made it! He wanted the treasure that was buried in the world. He wanted you.” “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a eld”: the Lord entered the world and he found faith in a Roman soldier; He found faith in Gentile women; He found faith in a Samaritan woman; He sought and found faith in that little man up a tree called Zacchaeus; He found faith and courage in a crude sherman called Peter; He found faith in Saul of Tarsus the persecutor (Who later became the great apostle Paul.) and the list goes on. As great and wonderful as this list is, it is not complete without the addition of your name—and remember, Jesus paid the price because to Him you are the greatest of treasures. THIS PRICELESS TREASURE found in the world is the church of the Lord Jesus. Jesus based this parable on a fact that was understood by those living in the day of His ministry. Many people would hide their treasure in the ground to protect it from invaders. And according to Jewish law, if man found treasure in loose coins among the corn, it would certainly be his, if he bought the corn.—Edersheim. Based upon the customs of the day and this parable, Jesus entered the world to gather treasure for the Father. There is a most interesting verse in Malachi 3:17: “And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Jesus came to gather the Jewels for the Father—Jewels that have been hidden in the world among men. However, the men of our day do not easily see or understand this treasure but it will soon be revealed for all to see. THIS PEARL IS TREASURED above all other treasures. But like an earthly pearl that begins as a pain in the oyster’s stomach, the Lord Jesus suffered untold agony to purchase this pearl of great price. To Him it is priceless. We do not understand the worth of the church in the eyes of our God but when the bride o f Christ appears in all of her glory, we will understand. Buying the box and returning the pearls: this Chinese idiom means grasping the shadow and letting go the substance, or taking the wrong thing. To relate this truth they tell a story; a jeweler from the state of Chu came to the state of Zheng to sell his pearls. He made a box of high-quality wood, decorated it beautifully and treated it with high-quality perfum e until it gave off a rich, pleasant fragrance. H e then placed the pearls in the box. When a man in the state of Zheng saw that the box was so beautiful, he paid a high price for it, took th e box, but returned the pearls to the jeweller. Th e man of Zheng knew that the box was beautiful, but he did not know that the pearls were man y times more valuable than the box.—Chines e Idioms—Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations A pearl is made the following way: A grain of sand is sucked in by clams with their food. Every nine months the clam throws off a milk y secretion, which forms a new coating of mother-of-pearl inside the shell—white, blue, o r pink. A coating of this substance forms around the intruding grain of sand, which must be a constant annoyance to the clam, and thus in the course of time the pearl is formed.—Practical Bible Illustrations. Again, the church may be compared to a pearl because it is hidden within the eld (the world), the church may be compared to a pearl because of her formation around an injury—the cross of Christ and the church ma y be compared to a pearl because of its priceless beauty before the Lord. The priceless nature o f the church is not found within the nature of th e church but in her Lord. For many centuries genuine pearls commanded a high price because of their scarcity. Great quantities of oysters had to be examined before a few could be found that contained th e coveted treasures. Then suddenly the marke t became ooded with them. After some investigation the mystery of the abundant supply was revealed. Enterprising individuals had discovered that if a foreign object is lodged in its tender esh, the oyster will form a glistening pearl around the source of discomfort. Deciding to help nature along, these men arti cially induced the process by inserting irritants such as tiny beads and buckshot into the shells. When the pearls had formed, they were carefully harvested. Wealthy patrons became suspicious, however, and insisted that the lustrous jewels be subjected to special tests. Though outwardly they seemed perfect, the x-ray showed thei r impurity, for they had “false hearts” of lead o r glass. The true heart of the church is the Lord Jesus Christ. —Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations October 7, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Call a PRO fessional An Affordable way to Advertise YOUR business! Call 863-763-3134 JONES EQUIPMENTEst. 19894558 US Hwy 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 1-888-683-7853 863-763-5342Cargo • Auto • Utility Trailers & Parts C hoice Automotive& Custom ExhaustA FULL SERVICE REPAIR FACILITYComputer Diagnostics • Exhaust • A/C Service • Brakes Window Motors • Tune-Ups • Welding • Engine Mechanics863-467-6633 Located Behind Rita’s Don’t Make the Wrong Choice! 704 NE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee, FL 203 SE 2nd St. Okeechobee Phone: 863-824-6770 Diane Wood, RN Administrator www.grandoaks.orgLicense AL11944 Tree Locators, Inc. “Don’t Destroy Nature When You Can Recreate It”-Plants -Trees -Natural Stone -Decorative Gravel -Manufactured Stone -Design -Installation -Full Garden Center 16162 Hwy 441 N. Okeechobee, FL 34974 863-763-7736Fax 863-763-8730 treelocators@aol.com Home of honest and reliable service C J Boone198 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 357-2431 • 800-432-1064 • FAX (863) 357-6723www.slbatterytire.com Process Service PS-06-17 Bail Bonds Gregory Gernat 588 NE 28th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-357-2888 or toll Free 877-568-3864UNIQUE SERVICES 24Hour Customer Service AUTO • HOME • LIFE • RETIREMENTLori C. BergerExclusive Agent Allstate Insurance Company 800 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34974 Phone 863-467-1265 Fax 863-467-1085 Cell 863-634-8737 The Canvas Shop, LLCOn-site servicePrivacy screens & bras 5th wheel skirts Boat tops & covers Repairs & modi cations 909 S. Parrott Ave., Ste B Okeechobee, FL 34974 Carl and Donna Gaiser 863.763.7500 fax 863.763.6754 $2099Offer good for a limited time at participating Papa John’s restaurants. Additional topping may be excluded from special offer pizzas or require additional charge. Not valid with an other coupons or discounts. Limited deliver area. Delivery fee may apply Customer responsible for all applicable taxes. 2012 Papa John’s International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Two Large One Topping & a 2 liter 863-467-PAPA(7272) Affordable Art & Framing LLC (Next to Cowboys Restaurant)Your One Stop Framing Shop Custom Framing ~ Art Gallery Commissioned Art & Logo Design Photography and Display Cases Artwork framed by Artists 110 SW 14th St. Okeechobee 863-357-32005% discount with this ad ProMobile Bicycle Repair Service BBI Graduate Lic# G12000032821 All Makes & Models I Come to You!(561)309-9320 NOW SERVING OKEECHOBEE, MARTIN & PALM BEACH COUNTY 10% O Standard Tune Up with this coupon!Visit Us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/promobilebicyclerepair Kelly is now at Colour Me Crazy 467-3031 & 634-9162 Hours: M-F 9-5 Sat. 9-2 Later by Appt. 107 SW 17th St. Ste G Okeechobee WALK-INS WELCOME Appliances • TV • FurnitureOf ce: (863) 357-3301 • Fax: (863) 357-2804UP TO3389 US Hwy 441 S Okeechobee, FL manager033@buddyrents.comJUAN CORTEZManager 5 Okeechobee News October 7, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing the obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is available at www. orida.newszap.comDonald Lovesee, 73OKEECHOBEE — Donald Lovesee of Okeechobee passed away October 3, 2012. He was born April 10, 1939 in Warren, Ohio. Mr. Lovesee proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He came to Okeechobee from Youngstown, Ohio in 1987. He was a retired electrician, avid sherman and member of Life Community Church. He married Karen Lovesee June 7, 1969. Mr. Lovesee is survived by his wife of 43 years, Karen Lovesee of Okeechobee; sisters in Ohio; brother-in-law, Randy Bulmer (Billie Rae) of Aetna, Ohio; many loving nieces, nephews, close friends and church family. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of owers, memorials may be made to Life Community Church Memorial Fund, 701 S Parrott AVE, Okeechobee FL 34974. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111.Noah Edgar Taylor, 73OKEECHOBEE — Noah Edgar Taylor, passed away Oct. 4, 2012 in Okeechobee. He was born Jan. 21, 1939 in Douglas, Ga. to George and Cora Mae Taylor. He came to Okeechobee in 1981 from Cortez, Fla. where he was a Pastor. He w as the Pastor of North Okeechobee Church of God for 23 years. Pastor Taylor was preceded in death by his three sisters, Doreen Bennett, A leine Harper and Bernice Day. He is surv ived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Emily Taylor; two sons, Gary Taylor (Cheryl) and Danny Taylor (Lisa); two daughters, Pamlyn Taylor (Craig) all of Bradenton, Fla. and Sandy Winkler (Ron) of Concord, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Junior Taylor of Douglas, Ga., Eugene Taylor (Grace) of Ellenton, Fla. and Carroll Taylor (Diane) of Douglas, Ga.; three sisters, Evelyn Roberts of Apopka, Fla., Ruth Jones of Douglas, GA and Barbara Jean Dykes (Clyde) of Needham, Ala.. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at the Buxton Chapel, 110 NE 5th ST, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at North Okeechobee Church of God with Pastor Don Leon, Rev. Clyde Dykes and Rev. James Brewer of ciating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family at P.O. Box 1136, Okeechobee FL 34973. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!€ Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Lift/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Lift € Face Lift € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 7, 2012 Stroke Support group offeredThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility will be host a Stroke Support Group on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at The Heritage, Assisted Living Facility, located at 608 N.E. 2nd Avenue. The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, Physical Therapist, from New American Physical Therapy. Refreshments will be served and day care services will be provided during session at no cost. There is No charge to attend and it is open for public, family and patients. For more information call 863-763-1700.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, Okeechobee. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment. Cypress Hut Eagles to host dinner nightCypress Hut Eagles will serve liver and onions dinner by Carla on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Jimmy Durante Child Abuse Fund. For more info please call 863-467-1154. Autism Support Group to meetThe Autism support group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the Public Library. The speaker for the Oct. 9 meeting will address helpful behavior strategies used to gain the cooperation of children and adults with autism. Upcoming speakers will deal with social security and guardianship issues. For more information please contact Linda Pierce, FAU Center for Autism & Related Disabilities, at 772-873-3422, or e-mail her at lpeirce@fau. edu. Grand Oaks to host Diabetes seminarLiving with Diabetes will be presented by Wanda Haas, RN CDE at the Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community, 203 SE 2nd Street in the Activities Room at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 The seminar is offered by Visiting Nurses Association.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. A mateur Radio Club to hold October meetingThe Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club w ill 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. Community Events

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Special to the Okeechobee News The rst known case of rabies in Florida w as recorded as "hydrophobia" on a death certi cate of a 38-year-old man from Key W est in 1881. Since then, a total of 73 human cases of rabies have been reported as Florida-Acquired. By the beginning of the Twentieth Century severe outbreaks of canine rabies were occurring in most major Florida cities. Resulting in 14 human cases reported between 1911 and 1913. The last case of human rabies acquired in Florida w as reported in 1948 when a man from Tampa was bitten by a neighbor's dog. The disease in dogs was nally brought under control in the early 1950s as public concern lead to passage of rabies vaccination and animal control ordinances in many Florida cities and counties. Vaccination of cats was not included in many local ordinances. However, in 1994 the State Legislature passed a state-wide law to include vaccination of cats. Ferrets were mandated to be vaccinated in 1998. Rabies in raccoons and other wildlife is considered to be endemic throughout the state. Raccoons, foxes and bats represent the greatest number of cases in wildlife. Cats lead the list of domestic animals with reported rabies. Outbreaks of rabies in raccoon populations often affect foxes, bobcats, otters and unvaccinated cats, dogs, horses and livestock. Human exposure to rabies most often involves the bite of a rabid animal. The threat of rabies transmission from animals to humans requires a state-wide surveillance system with thorough investigation and followup of all persons exposed to an animal bite. Successful control of this disease in any community relies on citizens to have their animals vaccinated for rabies. Avoid direct human and domestic animal contact with wild animals. Do not allow your animals to run free. Never feed or attract wild or stray animals. Feed your pets indoors. If your animal is attacked by a wild, stray or unvaccinated animal, DO NOT examine your pet for injuries without wearing rubber gloves. DO wash your pet with soap and water to remove saliva from the attacking animal. DO NOT let your animal come into contact with other animals or people until the situation can be assessed by local animal control and the county health department. Remember human acquired rabies is a fatal, but highly preventable disease. Report all animal bites of any kind to your local county animal control who in-turn will notify the county health department for followup of all persons exposed to an animal bite. Contact the Okeechobee County Health Department at 863-462-5805 for assistance. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness MonthRaulerson Hospital presents:Womens Health Luncheon October 10th, 2012 Indian River State College Williamson Conference Center (Raulerson Hospital Auditorium)2229 N.W. 9th Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Lunch 11:30 a.m. Presentations … Noon … 1:00 p.m. Learn from members of our medical sta about the latest preven tion, detection and tr eatment for medical issues facing women. Speakers and topics will include: Dr. James Brad“eld, Board Certi“ed Gynecologist Dr. Gregory Sainnoval … Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Dr. Benjamin Epstein … Osteoporosis And more!The lunch and the lecture are complimentary. Invite your sister, your mom and your friends. Space is limited, RSVP today: 763-9228 1796 Hwy 441 North ~ Okeechobee, FL 34972 RaulersonHospital.com Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 11 a.m. Okeechobee Livestock Market U.S. 98 North, Okeechobee (863) 763-3127 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 7 Okeechobee News October 7, 2012 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Rabies vaccinations important to control disease Prices were a little mixed this week. Cows were $2-3 cheaper. Bulls were steady to $2 higher. Lighter weight calves, steers and heifers were lower $2-4 while heavier weight ranges were steady to higher $2-4. Replacement heifers were considerably higher with several orders on the market for good 5-6 weight replacement heifers. All in all, I would call the market strong with a demand on quality calves and a good market to be in. El Rosario Ranch, Lake Placid, topped the calf market with a high of $2.90 bought by Foy Reynolds. Willaway Ranch, Okeechobee, topped the cow market with a high of $87 bought by Dairymens Marketing. Oct 12: OLM Bred Heifer Sale and Little Springs Horned Hereford Bull Sale Oct 19: "44 Farms" Angus Bull Sale Oct 26: Little Creek Farms Brangus Bull Sale Todd

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Okeechobee News October 7, 2012 Serving our community with convenience, experienced physicians, and the latest technologyDr. Epstein has been in practice for 20 years. He received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical training, including Internships and Residency in General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery, were completed at Delaware Valley Medical Center. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.Offering a full range of orthopedic services including: Total Hip and Knee Replacements Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine Pediatric Orthopedics Work Related injuriesIntroduces Benjamin Epstein, D.O. Raulerson Hospitals October 30th Dine with the Doctor Lecture will feature our newest physician, Orthopaedic Surgeon -Dr. Benjamin Epstein. RSVP today: 763-9228 More than 33 million people in America—1 in 6 adults—suffer from bladder control issues. This embarrassing issue can prevent people from enjoying life. Finding relief from the symptoms of overactive bladder can be a long journey. Raulerson Hospital offers a minimally invasive procedure called InterStim Therapy to help those affected, regain their sense of control and get back to living! InterStim Therapy treats urinary retention (inability to completely empty the bladder) and the symptoms of overactive bladder, including urinary urge incontinence (leakage) and signi cant symptoms of urgencyfrequency. InterStim Therapy should be used if other treatments such as medications and behavioral therapy have not worked or could not be tolerated. InterStim Therapy works by targeting the miscommunication between the brain and the sacral nerves using mild electrical pulses. InterStim therapy is often referred to as a ‘pacemaker’ for the bladder. It has been FDA approved since 1997 for urge incontinence and since 1999 for urinary retention and urgency-frequency. People suffering from overactive bladder can even participate in a trial assessment of InterStim Therapy to test it without making a long-term commitment. If bladder control issues are affecting your life and other treatments have been unsuccessful, talk to your doctor about whether you are a good candidate for InterStim Therapy. To learn more about InterStim Therapy at Raulerson Hospital or for a free physician referral call Consult-A-Nurse at 863-763-9228. Raulerson Hospital offers minimally invasive treatment for bladder control issues Blood drives plannedWhile 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.  Saturday, Oct. 27 – Wal Mart, 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCHDQuarterly awardErin Hess, administrator, Okeechobee County Health Department presents the Employee of the Quarter award to Lison Philor-Jonassaint, RD, LD. Today: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Sunday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. East northeast wind around 5 mph. Extended ForecastColumbus Day: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast 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. 9th 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.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 As a fth generation resident of Floridas Heartland, I understand the needs of our communities. My varied professional career as a nurse, small business operator, and citrus grower gives me a wide perspective of the challenges faced in these elds. I got involved in the public arena to help shape a government thats responsive, not intrusive. I have worked hard to meet the challenges of the last few years and balance our state budget without raising taxes. With your vote on November 6, I will keep working hard for you in Tallahassee. Ž 9 Okeechobee News October 7, 2012 There are 12 months in the year, and hundreds of organizations and causes claiming a month to highlight their speci c issue. October has its share of great causes. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence (DV) is a plague to our community, and our society in general. It impacts hundreds of families in Okeechobee. Hundreds! Statistics tell us one part of the story, but not the most important part. Many injuries treated in the emergency room are the result of domestic violence. This causes a diversion of funds, either the individual's or the tax payer's, from other productive uses. But that is not the most important part either. People take days off work, or don't w ork productively, when they can't present themselves either physically or emotionally prepared for work, causing large losses in economic productivity. This is a serious problem, but it's just money. The welfare rolls often swell as families are devastated, divided, and become in need of different help. We are a rich nation and we can afford to help, and I don't think anyone would begrudge a little help given when needed. Our law enforcement of cials risk their lives going to DV calls, which can be the most dangerous calls of all. But that's their job, so gut it up, right? So is Domestic Violence really an important cause worthy of a month of its own? Perhaps it is when: I hear the quiet sobbing of child hiding under a bed, covering ears, wondering if mommy is ok, and when will it be safe to come out? Perhaps you hear it too. Perhaps it is when: I see a sleep deprived pair of child's eyes, innocence gone, questions unanswered. You see them. Can you answer, "Why is this happening?" Perhaps it is when: I notice the child in school, unable to relate or trying too hard, or bullying a perceived lesser, or looking for love in all the wrong places. I know when you look around you notice her too. Perhaps it is when: I catch the glance of a woman with a lowered countenance, she turns away hoping I didn't notice too much. Was she is nursing an injured arm, was that a bruise on her neck? or was I imagining that. Perhaps it is when: I don't notice the woman who never gets out much. She isn't allowed to drive the car. She doesn't have money of her own. She's been told no one wants to see her; she is too valueless to be of interest. Over time she has come to believe it. Now with no life of her own, diminished, embarrassed, swallowed by her own pain, she dies a quiet and lonely death that takes decades. Is domestic violence worthy of its own month? No, I don't think so. No single month can contain what needs to be said about Domestic Violence. No single month of awareness will prevent the next woman or child from becoming a victim. Domestic Violence needs every month, no, every day, to be on the forefront of our minds, then perhaps if each one us is saying "no, this can't be tolerated," then it will end. Jonathan Bean, Executive Director Martha’s House, Inc. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Submitted photo/ OCSOShop with a Cop donationThe Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police was the recipient of a very generous donation from a local business owner who wanted to help with the FOP’s Shop with a Cop Christmas event. Doug Ward (second from right) and family, owners of W&W Equipment & Sod, presented the donation to the FOP on Sept. 6 at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO). Accepting the donation was (left to right) Sheriff Paul May, OCSO Deputy Lieutenant Gary Bell and OCSO Deputy Corporal Michael Hazellief, who is also the president of the local FOP. Mr. Ward, a former law enforcement of cer himself, made the donation to not only help local law enforcement but the Okeechobee community as well. The donation will help the FOP provide a happy Christmas experience for many local children this year. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Law enforcement of cers were kept busy at last week's DUI checkpoint as 525 vehicles were checked when they entered the intersection of S.R. 15 S. and S.W. Fourth St. Although there were no arrests for driving under the in uence at the Sept. 28 checkpoint, law enforcement personnel did issue 35 infraction citations. Those infractions could include such things as failure to produce a driver's license or proof of insurance. Besides those citations, 25 warnings were issued along with six faulty equipment cards. A total of 28 members of law enforcementrepresenting the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce, the Okeechobee City Police Department and the Florida Highway Patroltook part in the one-night checkpoint. 525 vehicles pass through DUI checkpoint

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The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County S heriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida H ighway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Brandon Lee Williams, 18, was arrested Oct. 1 by Deputy Yamil Astacio on a felony charge of battery on a staff member by detainee. He is being held without bond.  Jody Clinton Underhill, 50, N.W. 33rd A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 1 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of failure to appear on bail. He is being held without bond.  James Michael Bonea, 33, S.E. 27th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 1 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with the felony of driving while license suspended habitual offender. He is being held without bond.  Willie Joe Harris, 34, N.W. 10th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 2 by Detective Javier Gonzalez on a warrant charging him with the felony of dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $15,000.  Sebastiana Lopez, 27, N.E. 207th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 2 by Deputy Raul Marrero on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of battery. She was released on her own recognizance.  Kimberly Kay Lyons, 28, S.E. 66th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 2 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC amended warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of an unoccupied structure and violation of probation grand theft. She is being held without bond.  Amber Lynn Koebernik, 20, S.W. 19th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 2 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation child neglect. She is being held without bond.  Brian G. Cooper, 44, S.E. 578th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 3 by Deputy Matthew Hurst on a Palm Beach County warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation uttering a forged instrument (two counts) and violation of probation grand theft (two counts). His bond was set at $18,000.  Nancy Lynn Smith, 27, of Hines Road, was arrested Oct. 4 on an Okeechobee County warrant on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon (motor vehicle). Bond was set at $100,000.  Shelby Rmon Willis, 29, of N.E. 15th Avenue, was arrested Oct. 4 on an Okeechobee County warrant on a felony charge of grand theft and a misdemeanor charge of battery. Bond was set at $7,500.  Juan Carl Monterroso-Guiterez, 34, of N.W. Second Street, was arrested Oct. 4 on an Okeechobee County warrant and charged with failure of a sex offender to register with the sheriff’s of ce. No bond was set.  Tiffany Michelle Platt, 26, of U.S. Highway 441 N., was arrested Oct. 5 on a charge of violation of probation-fradulent use of a credit card. She was also charged with a misdemeanor county of VOP-petit theft. No bond was set.  David Dean Beagle, 32, of U.S. Highway 441 S.E., was arrested Oct. 4 by OCSO Deputy Joseph Hall and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $2,500/ This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Debate PartnersTHE RACE FOR U.S. SENATEFlorida voters face an important decision in the race for U.S. Senate. Read continuing coverage in this newspaper and tune-in to the statewide debate to learn more about the candidates and where they stand on the issues that matter the most to you. For more information visit www.beforeyouvote.org Watch the LIVE debate on these stations on Oct. 17 : Ft. Myers WBBH 2 (NBC) / Gainesville Jacksonville WTLV 12 (NBC) Miami Orlando Panama City Pensacola Sarasota Tallahassee Tampa West Palm Beach WPTV 5 (NBC) Wed., Oct.17, 2012 7:00 8:00 pm ET Broadcast live from Nova Southeastern University U.S. Senate Debate Host Sponsors Connie Mack ( R )Bill Nelson ( D ) 10 Okeechobee News October 7, 2012 The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week: BURGLARY  100 block of S.W. 20th Terrace  2100 block of S.W. First Way  2200 block of N.E. Fifth St.  100 block of S.W. 20th Terrace  2400 block of N.W. Fifth St.  5600 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  3500 block of S.E. 25th Terrace  1200 block of S.E. 38th Trail  9900 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  4200 block of S.E. 49th Court (vehicle)  4200 block of S.E. 49th Court (vehicle)  4200 block of S.E. 49th Court (vehicle) CRIMINAL MISCHIEF  3700 block of S.E. 25th St. FRAUD  1700 block of S.R. 70 W. (check)  1700 block of N.E. Fourth St. (bank card)  400 block of N.W. Third St. (check)  1900 block of S.E. Ninth Ave THEFT  2600 block of S.E. 44th Ave. (identity)  6300 block of S.E. 128th Ave. (4-wheeler)  1600 block of N.W. 42nd Ave.  4300 block of S.W. 13th Ave. (identity)  5000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. (vehicle) VANDALISM  N.E. 80th Ave. OSCO Investigations Pet of the WeekHaley is a young female Dalmation mix who was pulled from a “kill” shelter. She completed the SPIN training program. She 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 863-357-1104. 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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Items subject to change, available while supplies last. Like us on Facebook COMING IN NOVEMBER NEW SUNDAY BUS SERVICE! 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. 11 Okeechobee News October 7, 2012 The Indian River State College Health Sciences Department, in conjunction with the IRSC Foundation and Alumni Association, w ill host a Health Sciences Alumni Dinner. The event will be on Tuesday, Oct. 30, starting at 6 p.m. in the new IRSC Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Room Y 102, on 35th Street at the Main Campus in Fort Pierce. The theme for the evening is, Pioneer A lumni Transforming Health Care with the purpose of bringing alumni together to celebrate the “Pioneer Spirit of Caring.” Proceeds from the event will be designated to health sciences student scholarship support. The keynote speaker for the evening will be IRSC alumna, Donna Vocelle, R.N., C.H.P., C.N.N. Tickets are $50 per person for an evening lled with a “healthy dose” of dinner, games, prizes, and more! All IRSC alumni are invited to return to The River and reconnect with IRSC and fellow Pioneer graduates. RSVPs must be received by Friday, Oct. 19, and attendance is limited to the rst 75 who respond. Reservations can be made online at: www.irscfoundation.org/p/144/events by clicking on the Health Science Alumni Dinner event or by contacting Terrea Cinkovic at 772-462-7254 or tcinkovi@irsc.edu. IRSC to host Health Sciences Alumni Dinner ‘True Lies’ addresses teen issues at Osceola MiddleThe True Lies assembly features Phil Chalmers, the leading authority on Juvenile Homicides and other teen destructive behaviors, will visit Okeechobee schools in October. Phil will talk about topics such as bullying, crime prevention, teen violence and substance abuse. Also appearing with Mr. Chalmers is rap artist LG Wise, who will perform 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 presentation is brought to the community by the Okeechobee Children’s Services Council and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. The event is hosted by the Okeechobee County School District. Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESStudents of the WeekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Oct. 1-5 include: kindergarten students, Francisco Iberra-Bernal, Javier Diaz-Bucio, Adrian Zamora, Savannah Meeks; rst graders, Blane Boyer, Iris Ramirez, Richard Druckenbrod, Jaedon Gilbert, Vicot Lopez, Nathaly Brandt; second grade, Cameron Ames, Taylor Elgin, Zarina Judilla, RJ Isales, Dasha Williams, Kaylee Stevens, Trinity Reynolds; third grade, Zane Hicks, Jessica Cordell, Ahdonna Harper, Charles Stevens, Tiadora SontayPerez; fourth grade, Balin Webb, Maddox Quinlin, Lanie Jarriel; fth grade, Kara Hawk, Zoe Croft, Chelsea Burgos. Congratulations! to our many outstanding students. Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSStudents of the WeekYearling Middle School is pleased to announce the names of Students of the Week for the Week of Oct. 4, including: Standing left to right, Benito Espinoza, Edgar Luviano, Tim Nettles; sitting left to right, Janet Ramos, Rosa Norales and Zack Jackson.

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Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 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 MedicalExperienced LPN Needed for Cardiologist Of ce. Please fax resume to: 863-467-1156 Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Medical Case ManagerNeed Adult MH Case Manager to provide services in Clewiston and Labelle area. Bilingual (Eng/Span) preferred due to the population being served. Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Sociology or a related eld and 2-3 years experience. For info call Dee (HR Director) at: (863) 983-1423 or send an email to hgbhc13@embarq mail.com 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 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/SuppliesBlack Lab Puppies 1 male, 2 female wormed & shots given $200.00 Call 863-763-0669 or 863-697-0311 Blue 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 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 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 BEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784. COTTAGE 1/1, new paint, furnished, wi sat., local phone, electric incl. Dock. $150/wk. Call 863-467-1950 FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. ApartmentsKINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $675/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-763-7030 or 561-358-8128. Motel Alternative 2bedroon/1 bath Kings Bay Completely Furnished, by the week or the month for more information Call 863-634-8331 NW OKEE: 2 Bedroom 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 OKEECHOBEE 4/2, 3200 sq ft, downtown Okeechobee, Large gameroom, no yard to mow, wi included,no pets.$1250.00 water included. 863-634-7994. Commercial PropertyCommercial rentals 3 available, 600 sq ft, 1800 sq ft, and 2500 sq ft, in strip mall, 1 block from main intersection, call for pricing 863-634-7994. 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 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 Houses Rent$599/ 3 brBEST VALUE ON MARKET (OKEECHOBEE COUNTY) 3 bedroom, 2 bath situated on beautiful Ranch. Newer interior upgrades, paint, carpet, ooring, etc. Water, trash, pest control and lawn service included. Call Monday Friday: 863-467-9800. NO PETS Approx 12 minutes Northeast of town center. 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 Okeechobee 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 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 12 Okeechobee News October 7, 2012

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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 VacationRentalsOKEECHOBEE In CBS, 2br./1ba. w/lrg. eat-in kit. Short term lease avail. Call 863-467-2784. 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 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 HomeSaleNICELY REMODELED 2/1 mobile home in Oak Park, low monthly rent, part. furnished. Must see to appreciate. $17,700, offers considered. 772-562-8617. 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 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 08-CA-78 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, VS. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, SHEILA DIANE UTT A/K/A SHEILA UTT A/K/A SHEILA A. HALL, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 20, 2012 and entered in Case No. 08-CA-78 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, SHEILA DIANE UTT A/K/A SHEILA UTT A/K/A SHEILA A. HALL, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF SHEILA DIANE UTT A/K/A SHEILA UTT A/K/A SHEILA A. HALL, DECEASED; RONALD LEE UTT, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF SHEILA DIANE UTT A/K/A SHEILA UTT A/K/A SHEILA A. HALL, DECEASED; BARBARA DIANE STOKES, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF SHEILA DIANE UTT A/K/A SHEILA UTT A/K/A SHEILA A. HALL, DECEASED; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; PALM VILLAGE RANCH HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the 5th day of December, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 180, PALM VILLAGE RANCH, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO: 2005 CLAYTON, VIN# WHC013996GAA & 2HC013996GAB A/K/A 4350 12TH WAY SW, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on September 21, 2012. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08004209 WELLSLPSoFHA--Team 1F08004209 **See Americans with Disabilities Act Florida Rules of Judicial AdministrationRule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 427388 ON 11/7,14/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT INTENDED DECISION(S) The District intends to approve of the Compliance Report(s) of the following permittee(s) and to make no change to the terms and conditions of the existing Consumptive Water Use Permit(s) described below at the District’s Governing Board meeting on November 13, 2012. The Okeechobee Partnership, PO Box 849, Wauchula, FL 33873, application #7167. This is a ten year compliance report review. The District proposes to authorize the continued use of 0.596 million gallons per day of groundwater for pasture irrigation, livestock watering, and household use. The withdrawals used by this proposed project will consist of groundwater from the upper & lower Floridan aquifer via 12 active wells in Okeechobee County, located in Section: 6, Township: 33 South, Range: 35 East; Sections: 1, 2, 11 -14, 23, 24, 26 and 35, Township: 33 South, Range: 34 East, known as 441 Ranch. If you wish to receive a copy of a Technical Staff Report (TSR) that provides the St. Johns River Water Management District (District) staffs’ analysis on the above-listed compliance report(s) and associated permit(s), please submit your request to: Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P.O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178-1429. Once a TSR becomes available, you may also review it by going to the Permitting section of the District’s website at oridaswater.com/permitting/index.html. To obtain information on how to nd and view a TSR, visit https://permitting.sjrwmd.com/epermitting/html/EP_FAQs. html, and then follow the directions provided under “How to nd a Technical Staff Report (TSR) or other application le documents.” A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected has the right to request an administrative hearing by ling a written petition with the District. Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40C-1.1007, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the petition must be led (received) either by delivery at the of ce of the District Clerk at District Headquarters, P. O. Box 1429, Palatka Florida 32178-1429 (4049 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177) or by e-mail with the District Clerk at Clerk@sjrwmd.com, within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of intended District decision (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice). A petition for an administrative hearing is deemed led upon receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Palatka, Florida during the District’s regular business hours. The District’s regular business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the District’s regular business hours shall be deemed led as of 8 a.m. on the next regular District business day. A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. The District’s acceptance of petitions led by e-mail is subject to certain conditions set forth in the District’s Statement of Agency Organization and Operation (issued pursuant to Rule 28-101.001, F.A.C.), which is available for viewing at oridaswater.com. The District will not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Mediation may be available if you meet the conditions stated in the full Notice of Rights (see last paragraph). The right to an administrative hearing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chapter 120, F.S., Chapter 28-106, F.A.C., and Rule 40C-1.1007, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means the District’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Failure to le a petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hearing. (Rule 28106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, please visit http:// oridaswater.com/nor_intdec/ to read the complete Notice of Rights to determine any legal rights you may have concerning the District’s intended decision(s) on the compliance report(s) described above. You can also request the Notice of Rights by contacting the Director, Bureau of Regulatory Support, P. O. Box 1429, Palatka, FL 32178, tele. no. (386)329-4268. 428087 ON 10/7/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, VS. RUSSELL D. WAYTOVICH; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RUSSELL D. WAYTOVICH; DEBORAH D. WAYTOVICH A/K/A DEBORAH D. EASTRIDGE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBORAH D. WAYTOVICH A/K/A DEBORAH D. EASTRIDGE; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; and UNKNOWN TENANT #2, the names being ctitious to account for parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: RUSSELL D. WAYTOVICH and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them, and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees, or any other person or parties natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under the above named defendants or parties claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property hereafter described, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 78, OUSLEY ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 36 AND 37, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 1990 GLEN HS VIN#FLFLK79A08794GL & #FLFLK79B08794GL. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Devin R. Maxwell, the plaintiffs aporney, whose address is 405 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, on or before Oct. 30, 2012, and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED on Sept. 19, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF COURT By: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk 427149 ON 9/30;10/7/2012 13 Okeechobee News October 7, 2012 ACROSS 1 Explorer Vasco da __ 5 Political channel 10 Blabbers 14 Actor Sharif 15 Broom rider of comics 16 Brother of Daniel, William and Stephen 17 Titanic bane 18 Alaskan native 19 Battle for __Ž: Peter Yates WWII book 20 Unable to reach a human, no matter which buttons one presses 23 Highest ordinal number? 24 Changed course 25 Word processor setting 31 Ryder rival 32 Screech owls dont make them 33 Hood pal 36 It may be put in a washer 37 Bingo relative 38 Pet plaint 39 Observe 40 First of 12 popes 41 Bed that can be stored during the day 42 1791 legislation 44 Prison in 1971 headlines 47 Some pop-ups 48 Verify ahead of time, and a hint to what 20-, 25and 42-Across have in common 55 Skye of film 56 Mythical weeper 57 Baking soda target 58 Let go 59 Swashbuckling Flynn 60 Mosaic piece 61 Without 62 Type in again 63 White mans makeup? DOWN 1 Mongolian desert 2 Congregational yes 3 Wonderful, in slang 4 Mythical sailor 5 Affectedly elegant 6 Trig function 7 Fellow suspect of Mustard 8 1998 Sarah McLachlan hit 9 Hailing from 10 Stove nozzle 11 Hitching post? 12 Prove false 13 Bawl out 21 __ have to doŽ 22 Camera eye 25 Poster mailer 26 Greeting from a deck 27 Hayride seat 28 Grave robber 29 False 30 Theme 33 Sister of Meg, Jo and Amy 34 Carrot or cassava 35 Has title to 37 Tiny Yokums big brother 38 Pictures of perps 40 Elect 41 Bona __ 42 Curl beneficiary 43 Hardly ever 44 Etching supplies 45 Birch of American BeautyŽ 46 Mortises mate 49 Galways land 50 Drivers decision point 51 Bassoon kin 52 Servers edge, in tennis 53 Court plea, for short 54 Depicted By Michael Blake (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 04/13/11 04/13/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Yearling completed a sweep of the season series with Osceola with a hard-fought 25-17 and 25-21 win Wednesday at the Lady W arriors gym in front of a large crowd of fans. Yearling played especially well down the stretch. They were neck and neck with Osceola in both games but found a way to control things in the nal ve points. "We got into a bit of a funk in the second game and didn't play well but this was fun to w atch," Yearling Coach Bruce Conrad said. "They made a ton of saves and we made saves. It was great volleyball to watch." Yearling has worked on coverage of the court and defense. Earlier in the year opposing teams were able to get cheap points against the Lady Bulls. In recent matches, however, those opportunities to score have been eliminated by Yearling. "We covered most of the tonight. We have worked on that and I was pretty pleased w ith our play," he added. Conrad said he was very proud of Osceola because their program is starting to rebound. He said once they start to win matches consistently, they will be a tough match for his girls. Osceola Coach Kati Lawson said the score might be a loss for Osceola but she felt it was the best match her team has ever played. "I have never been as proud as I was tonight. They continue to play better and better every match," she said. She said the Warriors weren't intimidated like in the rst match with Yearling. She noted they had some jitters but really improved on their serve receive and their defense. "This is by far the scrappiest match we've played. We worked on covering the back row and tips and being at the right place at the right time," she explained. Setter Andee Garcia said she felt her team played an awesome game and have made a lot of progress this year, "We worked harder on our serve receive but still need work on serves. We played really hard and got to most of the balls. We fought to get the ball over the net," she added. Riylie Norton praised her teammates for the effort they put in. She said the Warriors did their best and that is what counts, "We had a lot of support at school with posters everywhere. We also had a lot of fans here to cheer us on." Michaela Myers had some nice blocks at the net. She got the group to their feet as the Warriors rallied from a 13-5 de cit to make the second game competitive. Osceola held their last lead at 20-19. "I thought it was a really good game. I had my hopes up and I was excited. We didn't play as a team early in the season but now we know each other and we play well together," she added. Osceola traveled to Brighton on Thursday while Yearling hosted West Glades. Yearling hosts Brighton in a big match on Tuesday in Okeechobee at 4:30 p.m. Y earling Middle sweeps Osceola in volleyball 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. This property is approved by HomePath Renovation Mortgage Financing. Make offer! $106,900 MLS #206220 FORECLOSURE FORECLOSURE REDUCED WATERFRONT ON 10+/ACRES 5003-H: Lazy 7 Estates 3/2/2 on acre. 2022 total sq ft/1290 under air. Many upgraded features. All Wood cabinets with tile backsplash and much more. $159,900 MLS #206138 5040-H: J&S Park 3 br/2 ba house on 2 lots. Large eat-in-kitchen, has front, side and back porches. 1438 SF under air. Needs some TLC. Make offer! $46,500 MLS #206168 5015-H: Country home zoned Ag. Concrete & brick. 2122 SF under air/3196 TSF., lg 30x60 barn w/3 stalls, wrkshp, Too many extras to list! $325,000 NOW $295,000 MLS #205942 5001-H: Okeechobee Hammock 3 bd/2 ba CBS house on a large lot. 1,320 Living Sq Ft. Great location for east coast commuters. $115,000 $107,000 MLS #205917 1005-M: Seminole Cove 2br/2ba, 2241 Total Sq Ft/1557 under air. Lg island kitchen, bkft area, lg enclosed addition w/storage rm and more. $110,000 MLS #206049 104 NW 7th Ave. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945Lic. RE Broker Auctioneer# AU2579. 1,430 Acre Ranch in Eastern Okeechobee CountyOffered Exclusively by: The Tucker Group, LLC Call Brandon Tucker (772) 201-8722$3,750 per acre Northern 1300 Acres SOLD 8/24/2012 Over 100 Listings THE OAKS of Blue Heron~ 2004 CBS home in beautiful community. 3 Bd/ 2 Ba/ 2 Garage. 1855 SF under air 2733 TLA. Grand entry, formal dining, great room/kitchen, bkfast bar. Master suite, two walk in closets, two separate vanities, soaking tub and large shower. Fenced on 1/3 acre. SHORT SALE $190,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 V i c k i S A n d e r s o n Lic. RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com 14 Okeechobee News October 7, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahman golf team nished third at the Hawkins Crutch eld Tournament held in Highlands County on Monday. Indian Rocks Christian shot 181 as a team to win the tournament. Frostproof shot 201 to nish in second place. OHS shot 205 as a team. Hannah Raulerson shot 47, Cameron White 48, Danielle Shef eld 53, and Bethany Stuart shot 55. Kristin Higgins shot 59 for OHS. Golf Coach Brent Stuart said the weather shortened the tournament from 18 to nine holes. He said it was a good accomplishment for all of the team members to shoot under 60 on a tough course with windy and rainy conditions. The Lady Brahman volleyball team had an easy time as they swept the Lady Cobras of Fort Pierce Central on Tuesday night to even their season record at (8-8). Okeechobee prevailed 25-16, 25-17, and 25-12. Sarah Davis had six kills and 14 assists. Maci Thomas had 13 service points and nine digs. The OHS boys golf team nished 8th at the Hawkins-Crutch eld Tournament in Highlands County on Monday. Kodi Stephen had a strong round with a 78, Kyle Mullins shot 84, Kutter Crawford 90, and Zach Hudson 91. There were 49 teams from around the state competing in two different classi cations in 18-hole matchups. Sam Hors eld of Ridge Community had the low round of the day at 68. Arch Bishop McCarthy won the team championship with a score of 321. Sebring nished seven strokes behind in second place. Okeechobee shot 343 as a team. Other teams in the tournament included Bartow, the King's Academy, West Orange, Lake Wales, Auburndale, Clewiston, Hardee, Indian Rocks Christian, Gainesville High, Ridge Community, All Saints, Canterbury, Lake Gibson, Winter Park, Northside Christian St. Petersburg, Estero, GainesvilleBuchholz, St. John Neumann, Labelle, West Orange and Frostproof. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMichaela Myers (14) is congratulated by teammates Andee Garcia (center), Kassie Weldon (2), after a block at the net. Osceola fell short in their upset bid of crosstown rival Yearling.

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Ninth property owned b y Kurt Kelpinger because of the accumulation of code violation nes. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. CODEContinued From Page 1 mail sent to the voter comes back undeliverable and it has been more than two years since the of ce was able to reach that voter by mail, the voter registration is taken off the rolls. Prior to the primary election, all voters w ere sent new voter identi cation cards in the mail. If you did not receive a card, there is a chance there is a problem with your voter registration status and you should contact the Supervisor of Elections Of ce. "We have had some people try to get an absentee ballot and we found they were no longer registered voters," she continued. "If you moved and we haven't heard from you for more than two years and we can't reach you by mail, your name is taken off the list," she said. You can check your voter registration at the Supervisor of Elections Of ce. There's also an "app for that" on smart phones. "If you haven't voted in a while you might w ant to check your voter registration status," she said. Mrs. Chandler said that in recent weeks they have seen quite a few new voters registering. Currently Okeechobee County has 19,040 registered voters, including 8,787 Democrats, 7,046 Republicans and 3,207 others. She said if you are already registered to vote, you can make updates, such as a change of address or a name change, at any time.Early votingIn Okeechobee County, early voting starts Saturday, Oct. 27, and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 3. During the eight days of early voting, registered voters may cast their ballots at the Supervisor of Elections Of ce between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. MondayFriday. Mrs. Chandler said she is encouraging early voting and absentee voting this year because there are 11 Amendments to the Florida Constitution on the ballot. She said she is concerned that voters who attempt to read the amendments for the rst time in the voting booth will slow down the election. Sample ballots, including the amendments, will be mailed out next week. Mrs. Chandler encourages voters to read, study and research the amendments prior to the election so they can be informed voters before they vote. On Nov. 6, don't be surprised if there is a line to vote at the polls, she said. If time management is a consideration, consider taking advantage of the early voting days. She said if there are lines on Nov. 6, everyone who already is in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote, but anyone who arrives at the polls after 7:01 p.m. will be turned away, Before the election, voters are encouraged to check their voter information card or Supervisor of Elections web site to make sure they know where to vote. Many of the polling places have changed since the 2010 elections. One polling placePrecinct 5has changed since the primary, moving to Gracious R.V. Park, 6500 Hwy. 441 S.E. She said the precinct information will also be on the sample ballots the voters receive by mail. Okeechobee County voters can learn more about the candidates at a political forum planned for Oct. 22 in the Osceola Middle School Gymnasium, 825 S.W. 28th Street, from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Candidates for U.S. Representative District 17, State Senator District 21, State Representative District 55, District Court of Appeal District 4, Okeechobee City Council, Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections, Okeechobee County Property Appraiser, Okeechobee County Sheriff and Okeechobee County Commission District 1 have been invited.For more informationMore more information on voting or the election, contact the Supervisor of Elections Of ce, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 144, Okeechobee, FL 34972, or call 863-7634014 or email Elections@voteokeechobee. com. The Supervisor of Elections web site is wwww,voteokeechobee.com. The Okeechobee Democratic Party headquarters address is P.O. Box 2845, Okeechobee, 34973. The phone is 863-357-8680. The web site is okeechobeedemocrats.tripod. com. Email is okeechobeedemocrats@hotmail.com. The Okeechobee Republican Party headquarters address is 401 N.W. Fourth Street, Okeechobee, 34972. Phone numbers are 863-532-9623 and 863-634-3525. Web site is Okeechobeegopclub.tripod.com. Email is okeegop@embarqmail.com. V OTEContinued From Page 1

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