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Publication Date: 11-23-2012
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Friday, November 23, 2012 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 141 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 15.34 feetLast Year: 13.83 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. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News From the highway the building is nondescript. And, if it hadn’t been for an unlocked gate and Deputy Heath Hughes, no one would have known what was going on inside. When Deputy Hughes, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce (OCSO), found the open gate and decided to check on the building around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to make sure it was secure he noticed something through the large plate glass windows—a large number of cardboard boxes. In fact, over 50 boxes were sitting on the oor. Inside the open boxes were empty packages already printed with such names as Scooby Snax, Toxic Classic, Cloud Nine and Zero Gravity. Detectives from the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force then met with Circuit Court Judge Robert Belanger and received a signed search warrant. When those detectives opened the door to this seemingly empty building at 1107 U.S. 441 S.E. they found what may turn out to be a lab where a synthetic marijuana commonly known as “Spice” is being made and packaged. Besides the boxes, the detectives found a large amount of a plant material lying on a piece of plastic, along with a small cement mixer and bottles of acetone. In short, everything needed to make Spice. Prior to July 1, Spice was sold Suspected ‘Spice’ lab bustedFWC rescues lost boaters in Glades County ... Page 5 Lauren Myers receives Golden Mouse AwardBy Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Malissa Morgan took the oath of of ce as an Okeechobee School Board member from retired Circuit Court Judge William Hendry on Tuesday and David Williams was elected chairman of the board at the board’s annual reorganizational meeting. India Riedel, who was also sworn in for another term by Judge Hendry, was re-elected vice chairman of the school board. Judge Hendry researched for seven years the history of Okeechobee Schools and he gave a brief history lesson to the board. The judge said the pledge and prayer before meetings have been going on in schools since the 1940s. In Okeechobee there were four rural schools New school board members sworn in Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyRetired Judge William Hendry gave a history lesson to the school board about the system. He showed them a slate his mother used when she attended school. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMalissa Morgan takes the oath of of ce at the Okeechobee School Board meeting Tuesday. See SCHOOL — Page 5 Special events planned for holidays ... Page 17 Basketball team starts season with win Page 18 Courtesy photo/ Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ceA large amount of suspected Spice was found spread out on a plastic sheet in a building on U.S. 441 S.E. on Nov. 21. See SPICE — Page 5

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Today: Clear. High of 73F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastSaturday: Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 48F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday : Clear. High of 72F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night : Partly cloudy Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Okeechobee News November 23, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee NewsOMS Teacher and Employee of the yearCongratulations to Amanda Baker, sixth grade science teacher, for being selected as Osceola Middle School’s Teacher of the Year and to Patty Wagoner, the School Related Employee of the Year! Special to the Okeechobee NewsMayor Kirk stands alongside Florida Outdoors RV Country owner John McClusky and general manager Marilyn Driscoll. City Councilmen Clayton Williams and city manager Brian Whitehall and Donna Gaiser from the Chamber stand with Okeechobee Main Street board members Maureen Burroughs, Frank DeCarlo, Courtney Moyett and executive director Cindy Birdashaw to assist with the celebration. Special to the Okeechobee NewsFriday, Nov. 16, Florida Outdoors RV Country, 4300 Highway 441 South, celebrated their Grand Opening with a RibbonCutting Ceremony, barbecue and weekend sale. Mayor James Kirk was on-site to cut the ribbon and welcome Florida Outdoors into the community. Florida Outdoors RV Country offers great deals on Motorhomes, Travel Trailers and Fifth Wheel Campers. They also provide excellent service and maintenance to those who already own a camper or RV. Visitors and residents who are interested in the purchase of a new RV or need parts or service should contact the business at 863-623-4689. Okeechobee Main Street, together with the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County, wishes them the very best. Grand Opening of Florida Outdoors RV Country held Health Expo open to vendorsThe sixth annual Okeechobee Family Health and Safety Expo will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Agri-Civic Center. Vendors, please sign up now to secure booth space at this event. Vendors may set-up at no cost to share health or safety related information or to provide free screenings or demonstrations. The 2012 Expo hosted over 120 vendors and attendance was over 2,000. For more information call Sharon Vinson, Shared Services Network, 863-462-5000, ext. 257; or Donny Arnold, Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue, 863634-6464. Okeechobee Forecast

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Okeechobee News November 23, 2012

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Benghazi From what has come out so far in the news, we know that the day after the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, the CIA director said it was terrorism and the original “talking points” did not blame the attack on a “spontaneous demonstration.” Sometime after the initial brie ng and the time Susan Rice was sent out to appear on television shows ve days later, someone rewrote the of cial talking points. Many in Congress w ant to know who did that and why. If it was sensitive information, why not just say it was under investigation and more information could not be released at this time without jeopardizing that investigation? Why make up a story about a demonstration that never happened? Why send Susan Rice out to tell a lie to the public? That is the question the administration needs to answer. Who did this and why? Music spoils car show We got up, cleaned up our car and were looking forward to the car show at the high school. When we got there and parked our car alongside other classics, we were impressed that others turned out for the cars. Walking up to register our car, someone had their stereo turned up as loud as they could get it and the music was very vulgar and rude. No one was around to tell them to turn it down or off. The people working here were students. I wouldn’t want my kids listening to that junk. I can’t believe that the principal or anyone in authority would allow something like this on school grounds. As we were leaving, we told the young girl at the gate why, and all she said was “O.K.” It is so sad that this is everywhere there is a car show. We were at another show a few months ago and the same thing was going on there. The kids are allowed to act as they want to without discipline or consequences. No wonder so much is going on in this world. I am so thankful that I wasn’t raised like this. I lived in the best times! I had parents and teachers who were role models.Thoughts to ponder “Quiet people have the loudest minds,” Stephen Hawking. Pick up Roundup prizesAll of the prizes and gift certi cates won by blood donors at the Okeechobee Blood Roundup, can be picked up at the of ce of the Okeechobee Pennysaver, 111 N.E. 2nd St., 863-763-7283, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., through Dec. 15. None can be claimed after that date. Raye Deusinger Drive Chairman Shop localThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County is encouraging holiday shoppers to support small businesses by taking part in Small Business Saturday. Now entering its third year, Small Business Saturday falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a day dedicated to supporting the local, independently owned businesses that add character to neighborhoods across the country. The chamber sees a number of ways that shoppers and retailers alike can get involved and support each other: Shop Small: By shopping small, you are showing your support for small businesses and creating good will within the communities where you work and live. Make a day of it by shopping with friends and dining out at y our favorite small restaurants. Business owners, make the day your own: Small businesses are known for having outstanding customer service and offering unique products. Think about having special promotions and join forces with neighboring small businesses to create a block party or holiday event. Don’t forget to leverage Small Business Saturday marketing tools on www.facebook.com/shopsmall. Spread the word: Sign up for email updates at www.shopsmall.com and make sure to “Like” the Facebook page. Tell your family, friends and loyal customers about Small Business Saturday on your social networks. Tell the Chamber about your offer: Email the chamber at info@okeechobeebusiness. com to help spread the word! The chamber encourages all of you to shop small on Nov. 24, and help spread the word. Let’s make Small Business Saturday, the biggest shopping day of them all—we’ll see you on Main Street! Terry BurroughsChamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County November 23, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap. com, click on the community name and y our local or state Public Forum. There, y ou can create new topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam pling of some of the discussions currently taking p lace. Thanks for participating! Make a Big Impact with your Holiday Shopping DollarsBy Bill HerrleBlack Friday is a big day for retailers, but I don’t think it’s nearly as important as Small Business Saturday. That’s because small business is the heart and soul of our economy. Small Business Saturday is the Saturday following Thanksgiving, and consumers are encouraged to spend their shopping dollars at smaller, independently owned businesses right in their backyards. Small Business Saturday is about Main Street, not Wall Street. It’s about the entrepreneurs and families who have put everything into the stores that offer what the chains and e-commerce companies don’t— something different, something special, from handcrafted gifts to genuinely friendly and personal service. It’s also about supporting the local economy. The chain stores are owned by big corporations based someplace else, but small businesses are usually owned by people who live right in the community. When you shop at a small business, you’re supporting your hometown, your neighborhood, and your neighbors. The media tends to focus on the Fortune 500 brands everyone knows, but small businesses represent 99 percent of U.S. employers, and they employ about half of the nation’s private-sector workforce, according to the latest gures from the federal government. We can’t have a strong economy unless our small businesses are doing well—and right now they’re not doing well. They’re hurting. According to the National Federation of Independent Business’ latest Small-Business Optimism Index, the outlook among smallbusiness owners is still wary. The survey, conducted before the presidential election, found that weak sales are still the No. 1 issue facing small-business owners. The truth is that small businesses aren’t going to hire new employees if they’re worried about keeping the lights on. They aren’t going to expand or add locations if they’re worried about the torrent of new regulations coming out of Washington or a healthcare package that’s going to jack up costs without doing much to increase competition and improve access to affordable coverage. Small Business Saturday is a good opportunity for people to support the stores and companies that mean so much to America’s economic well-being. According to the Small Business Saturda y Insights Survey, released Nov. 8 by NFIB and American Express, 67 percent of independent merchants plan to offer special discounts on Saturday, Nov. 24. Many of these will also be offering goods that you just can’t nd anywhere else—personally-crafted goods and unique, one-of-a-kind gifts. Small businesses also often offer a level of service that you can’t nd anywhere else. When you shop at a small business, there’s a good chance you’ll be dealing directly with the owner, or someone they’ve hand-picked to represent their store. They genuinely care about their business and know that your word of mouth can help bring more customers through their doors. Small-business owners and their employees will do everything they can to keep you satis ed because their livelihoods depend on you coming back. Spending your shopping dollars locally can also provide a big boost to the local economy. Money spent in the community tends to stay in the community, rather than leaving the state to end up in the bottom line of a huge corporation. Small-business owners care about their communities, and many are in business to help bring value to the towns they love. The y usually have a vested interest in the community, in its schools, in the quality of life. It’s no accident that small-business owners are among the most generous supporters of civic groups, local charities, youth sports, schools and virtually every other form of community activity. That’s why I urge you to support Small Business Saturday and to shop at small, independent businesses other days of the year, too.Bill Herrle is the Executive Director of the National Federation of Independent Business/Florida. Guest editorial

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News November 23, 2012 in the 1880s before we of cially became a county. Taylor's Creek School was a oneroom school house on Potter Road, which today is just north of the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, the judge said. The second school was Basingerville w hich later became Basinger. The third was in Fort Drum and the fourth was Drum Creek w hich later became Orangedale and Olney, a half mile south of the Osceola-Okeechobee County line today, Judge Hendry continued. Dr. George Hubbard was the rst teacher in Okeechobee. He was a medical doctor. He taught in Basinger and in Kenansville and was recruited to Okeechobee by Peter Raulerson. He also served as the coroner for this area during this time. In 1908 an acre w as donated to the St. Lucie County School Board to construct a school here. A one-room school, which measured 20 by 22 feet, was built for $500. It opened in 1910 and had 25 pupils. In 1914 the area began to grow and the railroad arrived. The school was moved about 200 feet because it w as located in a new right of way for a road. It closed in 1916. Judge Hendry explained population and student enrollment grew up to 140 students. St. Lucie County schools authorized an addition to that building of 16 by 20 feet. That one-room school is now located at the Historical Society on U.S. 98. For a time a tent was used to accommodate the students. Due to the depression the school board v oted in 1933 to close down all the schools. They were able to secure an emergency grant through the civil works administration for $75,000 which was used to reopen the 1916 school building that still stands today as the district administrative of ces. The storm of 1933 had damaged the building and destroyed the auditorium which was never rebuilt, Judge Hendry explained. In other business, Lauren Myers won the annual Golden Mouse Award for her use of technology in her classroom for the rst quarter of the school year. The board scheduled an executive session for Monday, Dec. 3, at 5:30 p.m. in the Superintendent's Of ce to discuss union negotiations. The board also voted to expel a sophomore at the Okeechobee Achievement Academy for the remainder of the 2012-2013 for de ance of authority and disobeying school personnel or school rules. The board rescheduled the January board meeting from Tuesday, Jan. 8, to Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. The board voted to schedule their monthly meetings to continue on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the School Board room. They approved school improvement plans for Everglades Elementary, North Elementary and Osceola Middle School. Board members learned the Okeechobee system was ranked 62nd out of 67 school districts in Florida in FCAT and academic performance last year. Ms. Morgan was appointed to represent the board on the Okeechobee Economic Council. SCHOOLContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLauren Myers (left) accepts the Golden Mouse Award for the rst quarter of the school year from Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy. legally over the counter. But Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that, as of July 1, made it illegal to sell, manufacture, distribute or possess synthetic marijuanaor Spice. Spice is referred to as a synthetic marijuana because it contains chemicals that mimic THCthe active ingredient in marijuana and produces a marijuana-like high. A task force detective said it wasn't clear as of Wednesday morning who was actually renting the space in the empty building that used to be an automotive repair shop. The large concrete block building is now up for sale. The detective explained that to make the synthetic pot all one needs is a plant material, acetone and a powder that contains an illegal substance and dissolves in the acetone. These products are then put into the cement mixer where they are continually mixed until they bind together. "Once that's bonded together, it's spread out and allowed to dry," continued the detective. When the material is dried it is scooped into a machine that shoots it into a pre-printed package. OCSO Detective Captain John Rhoden pointed out that the boxes containing the empty packages came from a variety of places such as California and China. The task force detective went on to say the plant material and chemicals found in the building will be taken to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Of ce on Monday, Nov. 26, where it will be tested to determine if there are any illegal chemicals present. "There are 147 illegal chemicals and we don't know what we have until it's tested," explained OCSO Detective Lieutenant Brad Stark. "At this time, we don't know if anything is illegal." He went on to say that all the chemicals needed to make Spice were found in the building, but simply having the chemicals is not illegal. According to the task force detective the powder is normally shipped to the U.S. from China and could be labeled as detergent or a variety of other powder products. Even though it will be some time before it's known if any of the materials found contain illegal substances, the task force will continue its investigation. And, said another task force detective, they already have some idea on where the material found Wednesday may be bound. "We get three to four phone calls a wee k about a local business selling this stuff," said the detective. But the detectives will have their hands full sifting through paperwork and potential evidence to determine who is making, packaging and selling this product that produces seizures, vomiting and, in some cases, death. SPICEContinued From Page 1 Courtesy photo/ Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ceThese are just a few of the boxes containing empty packages that were going to be lled with suspected Spice then possibly sold locally, said Narcotic Task Force detectives Wednesday, Nov. 21. There were over 50 such boxes found on the oor in the building located at 1107 U.S. 441 S.E. A suspected Spice material was found in another part of the building that will be sent to a lab for testing to determine what, if any, illegal chemicals are in the mixture. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The report of a missing person Nov. 18 led to a rescue of three young adults in the vicinity of Fisheating Creek in Glades County, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation reported this week. Public Information Of cer Carli Segelson said of cer Justin Miller was dispatched on Sunday afternoon to help a person with a disabled boat in the Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area near mile marker 14. It turned into a search for the missing boater over a two day period. Of cer Miller searched the area, but due to low water levels and foggy conditions asked for assistance from a second of cer, AJ Maynard and a helicopter from the Charlotte County Sheriffs Department. They later turned to all terrain vehicles to search the area. The pilot of the helicopter later located the three missing individuals and of cers were dispatched to that area. The all terrain vehicles could only travel about 1.5 miles and of cers then waded through the swampy terrain to locate the individuals at 8:30 am on Nov. 19. Kevin Hassell, 21, Nicholas Macchiarola, 21, and Brittany Strong, 20, were assisted at the scene and treated for exposure. FWC rescues 3 in Glades County

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Kenneth ‘Kenny’ L. Harrison, 52OKEECHOBEE — Kenneth “Kenny” L. Harrison died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Raulerson Hospital. Kenneth was born Sept. 14, 1960, in Huntington, W. Va., and a resident of Okeechobee since 1981. He was a member of the church family at Northside Baptist Church and a man of strong, committed faith. He loved his family and their time together. He enjoyed spending time with people sharing his faith and the Lord. Kenneth was preceded in death by his father, Irvin Harrison; step-father, Jim Turner; and brother, Allen Harrison. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Carolyn Harrison; a son, Jeremiah Harrison (Ashle y Ford), both of Okeechobee; three grandchildren, Elijah, Bryden and Kenleigh; half brothers, Steve (Amy) Harrison, James Turner, both o f Huntington, W.Va.; sisters, Derinda Burton o f Huntington, W. Va., Victoria (Dan) Richardson of Vero Beach, Fla.; and his mother, Josephine Turner of Huntington, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Northside Baptist Church, 51 NW 98th St., Okeechobee, Fla. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations be made in Kenneth’s memory to the American Cancer Society, Okeechobee Unit, 865 E. Monterey Commons Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News November 23, 2012 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Radio Club to host HAMFESTThe Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will hold the annual HAMFEST on Saturday, Nov. 24 beginning at 8 a.m. The event, known as Hamfest in the Woods is held at Freedom Ranch, 11655 U.S. 441 S.E. Okeechobee. Hamfest is an electronics, radio and technology swap meet/yard sale where people interested in Ham Radio and computers meet to buy and sell...well, almost anything of a technical nature. Gates open at 7 a.m. for v endors, and at 8 a.m. for the general public. Entry is $5 per person, and sellers pay an additional $5 for a tailgate space in the market place. The public is invited and welcome at the Hamfest and there are hourly drawings for prizes during the event. For more information on the Hamfest, please contact Tom Timmons, Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club President at 863-467-5435.B.R.A.T. teen dance canceled The B.R.A.T. Club Teen Dance scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 24 has been canceled. For more information, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996. Fundraiser will bene t Relay for LifeOn Saturday, Nov. 24 there will be a v olleyball and cornhole tournament at the Okeechobee Adult Softball Fields to raise money for Relay for Life. Volleyball registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; entry fee is $50 for a team of six. Teams in the 18 and over group must be co-ed. Teams in the under 18 category must consist of skilled players. For more information please contact Missy Fipps at 863-634-8674. Cornhole registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and entry fee is $20 per team. There will also be a concession open. For more information contact Lawrence Fipps 863-801-0901.BHR VFW plans dinnerBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 will host a dinner on Friday, Nov. 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Music will be by John Gallagher until 11 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy either steak, pork chops or sh and shrimp dinners w ith all proceeds to bene t Veterans and Family Needs. For more information, please call Gordie at 863-467-2882. A merican Legion Post 64 opens Sunday night bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night bingo beginning on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the non-smoking bingo area. The kitchen w ill offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the Anerican Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public.Masonic Lodge is hosting Sunday breakfastThe Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth St., will host their breakfast from 8–11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 for just $6 per person. Eggs, bacon, grits, pancakes and all the xings are available. The public is welcome and carry outs will be available. Breakfast is offered every other Sunday. Proceeds go to the local Mason giving.Breakfast aids charitiesThe North Moose Lodge will host breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 25 from 8–11 a.m. The public is invited. Proceeds go to Moose and Mooseheart charities. Call Troy for information, 863-634-4556.Shrine Club to host spaghetti dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club offers a delicious spaghetti dinner this Tuesday, Nov. 27 and every Tuesday evening throughout the winter. Complete dinner is only $6 and will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Reservations are not required. They offer smokefree dining. For your listening and dancing pleasure, music is provided from 5–8 p.m. Proceeds bene t Shrine charities. For more information, call Kip at 863-357-0427.CCC meeting plannedThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce.Hospital hosting lectureA free health lecture will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Raulerson Hospital cafeteria. Dinner will start at 4:30 p.m. for a fee of $5 per person. The lecture, which starts at 5 p.m., is free. To RSVP, call 863-763-9228. General Surgeon Dr. Gregory Sainnoval will discuss hernias and gall bladder problems.Hospice to hold yard saleHospice of Okeechobee’s next yard sale will be Wednesday, Nov. 28 and Thursday Nov. 29 from 8 a.m. until noon, at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and S.E. Third Ave. The Festival of Trees will be open and is offering many holiday decorations for sale. For information, call 863467-2321.Register by Nov. 28 for hoop, cheerleading programsUpward Basketball and Cheerleading registration is $65 due by Wednesday, Nov. 28 Forms and information are available at First Baptist Church of Okeechobee of ce and by calling 863-763-2171. Evaluations/orientation are mandatory and will be Nov. 29, 5:30-7 p.m. ( rst-fourth grade) and Nov. 30, 5:30-7 p.m. ( fth-sixth grade). Practices begin Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Games are Saturdays between Jan. 12 and March 2.Children’s Home Society will host Nov. 29 orientationThe Children’s Home Society’s next Orientation will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County of ce, located at 804 S. Sixth St. in Fort Pierce.Local Fair Board will meetThe Okeechobee County Fair Board will hold their next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Chamber of Commerce of ce.Annual 4-H yard sale scheduled for Dec. 1The Annual 4-H yard sale will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. until noon. The sale will be held in the parking lot of the Mims Veterinary Hospital at 275 S.W. 32nd St, in Okeechobee. Household items, books, toys, and clothes will be among the many items for sale. All proceeds will bene t the Okeechobee County 4-H program. Healthy Start to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 11:30 a.m. at their of ce, 1132 S. Parrott Ave., in the White House Plaza. This meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information please contact Executive Director Kay Begin at the coalition of ce 863-462-5877.CASTLE calls for volunteers for safe parenting programIf you have a few hours to spare and share your great parenting techniques, call CASTLE today. Teaching Safe Parenting, CASTLE’s mission is to stop child abuse before it even happens by empowering parents with the education necessary to create successful, loving, and nurturing families. We are currently seeking volunteers for our Safe Families Program. We’re making a difference, one family at a time. Call 772-4656011; or, e-mail hr@castletc.org for more information.Eagles North calling all local artistsEagles North is calling artists in all categories of art to participate in the F.O.E. 4137 Auxiliary Fourth Annual Art Event planned for Dec. 1. Featuring the Florida Highwaymen and other ne artists from Florida. To participate in this event, call Lynn Earley at 863-697-2443; or, e-mail at: lynn.earley@ gmail.com. A booth is a $65 donation which will go to the F.O.E. 4137 Auxiliary Charities Fund. The public is invited. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5435 U.S. 1 SOUTH, FORT PIERCE (1/2 MILE SOUTH OF MIDWAY ROAD ON U.S. 1) YOUR INTERNET REPRESENTATIVE REBECCA LASSITER 772.461.6000 CALL TOLL FREE OUTSIDE ST. LUCIE COUNTY 877-251-FORD (3673) Mon.…Fri. 8am…8pm | Sat. 9am…5pm | Se Habla Espao l SOME VEHICLE PHOTOS ARE APPROXIMATE LIKENESS TO THE IN STOCK INVENTORY. *1.9% APR FOR 36 MONTHS THROUGH FORD MOTOR CREDIT WAC PLUS TAX, TAG TITLE AND $289 DEALER FEE. PRICES MAY REQUIRE TRADE ASSIST AND INCLUDE ALL REBATES PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE AND $289 DEALER FEE. **10,500 MILES/YEAR, 24 MONTHS PAYMENT AND TAX. NEW! 2013 EXPLORER #13318$26,999NOW JUSTWAS $30,450SAVE $3,451! NEW! 2013 F-150 SUPERCAB STX DECOR PKG #13258$29,999NOW JUSTWAS $35,775SAVE $5,776! NEW! 2013FORD ESCAPE #13353$21,290NOW JUSTWAS $23,590 SAVE $2,300! NEW! 2013FORD FUSION #13282$22,195NOW JUSTWAS $24,495SAVE $2,300! NEW! 2013FORD FIESTA #13146$219$1,000 DUE AT SIGNINGPER MONTH**LEASE FOR NEW! 2013 C-MAX HYBRIDSE#13326$25,690NOW JUSTWAS $27,990SAVE $2,300! JUST$10,999 2008 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LSLEATHER, MOONROOF #13054AJUST$13,4992006 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED 4X441K MI., AUTO, HARDTOP, A/C #13230AJUST$16,9992009 NISSAN MURANO AUTO, FULL PWR, LOCAL TRADE! #13132AJUST$14,9992008 HONDA RIDGELINE4WD, LTHR, MOONROOF, NAV! #121076AJUST$21,4992012 FORD FLEX LTD20K MI., 3 ROW, REAR A/C, LTHR #P4438JUST$28,9992012 FORD ESCAPE XLS 7K MI., 4 CYL., PW/PL, LOCAL #13143A2010 NISSAN FRONTIER LE15K MI., LTHR, CREW CAB, 4X4 #12971AJUST$23,9992011 FORD EXPLORER LTD20K MI., 4X4, LOADED! #13142AJUST$31,9992011 CHEVY IMPALA25K MI., AUTO, FULL PWR #12596AJUST$14,9992009 DODGE JOURNEY SXTAUTO, FULL PWR, 7 PASS. #121031AJUST$13,9992012 HONDA ACCORD EX LLTHR, LOADED, MOONROOF, 3K MI. #121037AJUST$24,9992010 FORD ESCAPE XLT27K MI., MOONROOF, SYNC #13042AJUST$17,499 2007 F-150 SUPERCAB100K MI., TOW, PW/PL, ALLOYS, #121010AJUST$18,9992006 F-150 KR SUPER CREW44K MI., MOONROOF, LOADED! LOCAL! #13268AJUST$20,999JUST$15,5992007 FORD EDGE SELLEATHER, LOADED! #13175AJUST$15,9992012 VW JETTA SE18K MI., AUTO, LEATHER #P4418JUST$19,4992010 GMC TERRAIN SLE LOCAL TRADE! #13177AJUST$19,9992012 VW TIGUAN 17K MI., GREAT MPG! #P4460JUST$24,4992012 FORD F-150 XLT CREW CAB24K MI., 2WD, LEATHER #P4462JUST$24,9992012 MAZDA CX9 TOURING16K MI., 3RD ROW, LTHR, LOADED #P4440JUST ARRIVED!ONE WEEK ONLY! WHOLESALE TO THE PUBLIC! APR AS LOW AS 1.9*% ON SELECT PRE-OWNED VEHICLES! SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. EASY AND CONVENIENT APPRAISALS! WELL BUY YOUR CAR, E VEN IF YOU DONT BUY OURS! NO HAGGLING NECESSARY! LIMITED TIME OFFERS END NOVEMBER 21! CERTIFIED! CERTIFIED! JUST ARRIVED! JUST ARRIVED! CERTIFIED! JUST ARRIVED! JUST ARRIVED! 4x4! 7 Okeechobee News November 23, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SHOWROOM OPEN: MON 10AM-5PM TUES-THUR 8:30AM-8PM, FRI 8:30AM-7PM, SAT 9AM-6PM SERVICE, PARTS & BODY SHOP OPEN: MON-FRI 7:30AM-5:30PM, SAT 8:30AM-2PMALL OFFERS WITH APPROVED CREDIT PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE AND DEALER FEE. OFFERS INCLUDE CONQUEST CASH, TRADE ASSISTANCE, OWNER LOYA LTY AND BONUS CASH. VEHICLES SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. NOT ALL BUYERS WILL QUALIFY. 39 MONTH LEASES 10K MILES PER YEAR, AND INCLUDE COMPETITVE LEASE CASH WITH $2990 D OWN ON TERRAIN, $2800 ON ALL OTHER FEATURED VEHICLES. DEALER RETAINS ALL REBATES ANDINCENTIVES. OFFERS CAN NOT BE COMBINED AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. SEE DEALER F OR ALL DETAILS. OFFERS GOOD THRU DATE OF PUBLICATION ONLY. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. RESTRICTIONS APPLY. PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONL Y. ENDS NOVEMBER 30. COPYRIGHT 2012 Se Habla EspaolASK FOR LUIS OR CARLOS888-745-67095255 South U.S.1 / Ft. Pierce, FLrogerdeanbuickgmc.com BAD CREDIT NO CREDIT !NO PROBLEM! CALL RON K. U.S. 1 U.S. 1 BUICK BUICKWE ARE PROFESSIONAL GRADE BUICK BUICKWE ARE PROFESSIONAL GRADE / 2012 CLOSEOUT! CHECK OUT OUR HUGE SELECTION OF: LACROSSEs € REGALs € VERANOs € ENCLAVEs ACADIAs € SIERRAs € TERRAINs € YUKONs & SAVANNAs WE ARE PROFESSIONAL GRADE BUICK NEW BUICKMSRP $24,877ROGER DEAN DISCOUNT: REBATES:$1,480$2,000 STK#5126$21,397$179LEASE A 2013 FORBUY A 2012 FORPER MO. OR 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 38 MPG! UP TO U NEW GMC STK#24246 38 MPG! UP TO U NEW BUICK STK#7355 43 MPG! UP TO U NEW GMC STK#26340 EXTENDED CABPACKAGE! Z 60 21 MPG! UP TO U ROGER DEAN DISCOUNT: REBATES:$500$2,010 CONVENIENCE GROUPROGER DEAN DISCOUNT: REBATES:$1,850$4,000ROGER DEAN DISCOUNT: REBATES:$7,500$2,600 $3,480IN SAVINGS! $5,850IN SAVINGS! $2,510IN SAVINGS! $10,100IN SAVINGS! 4x4MSRP $27,207MSRP $32,847MSRP $37,925$24,697$199LEASE A 2013 FORBUY A 2012 FORPER MO. OR$26,997$239LEASE A 2013 FORBUY A 2012 FORPER MO. OR$27,825$299LEASE A 2013 FORBUY A 2012 FORPER MO. OR 8 Okeechobee News November 23, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News Okeechobee Main Street is proud to announce the winners of the annual Halloween Best Dressed Booth and Decorated Pumpkin Contests. Home Depot was the proud winner of the First Place trophy, followed by W aldau’s Junior Golf and Walgreens Drug Store who both received certi cates. The winner of the Decorated Pumpkin Contest was Daniel Snow, who utilized his artistic talents for the Hair Cuttery. For his efforts, Daniel received a gift card and the Hair Cuttery was presented with a certi cate. Thanks to the community for their wonderful participation in this year’s event! Main Street announces its Halloween winners Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSEmployees of Home Depot came together to support the community by putting together a “frighteningly friendly” booth at the annual Halloween Festival. For their efforts they won First Place in the Best Dressed Booth Contest sponsored by Okeechobee Main Street. Pumpkin Artist Daniel Snow displays his pumpkin while Kathy Sullivan, salon leader, and Angel Snow, assistant leader admire his work. Cecilia Elliott of TD Bank, sponsors of this event, was on hand to present the award. Annual Dogs for Dogs fundraiser gets goingGeorge DuPont of George’s Hotdogs, 3603 U.S. 441 S. will once again be helping the homeless pets at the Humane Society Pet Rescue of Okeechobee. Leaving a donation of cash or supplies for the dogs will not only bring you the satisfaction of helping a homeless pet in your own town, it will also bring you lunch! A free George’s Hotdog and a drink when you drop off your donation with him in front of Mid-Florida Hardware through Dec. 22. Call the shelter and come give a dog a hug, 863-3357-1104.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee SPRING LAKE GOLF RESORTBobcat Run Golf Club 863.655.0202 Panther Creek & Cougar Trail 863.655.0101 18 Holes $1600Tax & Cart Included 18 HOLES Same Day Specials$2400 Before 11:00am$2000 After 11:00am$8800 Tax & Cart Included 9 Holes $900Tax & Cart Included 45 Ho l es Great Golf!Highw a y 9830 miles N of Okeechobee Rates Apply ONLY if Tee Time is Booked Within 24 Hours of Play! Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50Fri., Nov. 23RD Thurs., Nov. 29THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “TWILIGHT SAGA: Breaking Dawn, Part II”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:15, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:15, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “007 IN SKYFALL”Fri., 7:00 & 9:40, Sat., & Sun. 2:00, 4:40, 7:20 & 10:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00, Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 ONLY, Wed., 2:00, 4:40 & 7:20III: “RISE OF THE GUARDIANS”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG-13 PG 9 Okeechobee News November 23, 2012 Local artist, Fawn McNeill Barr, has come full circle. She started out teaching painting classes, from the Bob Ross series, in a ea market 28 years ago. Many remember her as Fawn McNeill Jenkins. She creates a large variety of subjects, including animal portraits and Florida scenes, and religious art, but she is best known for her large painting that hangs in the front w alkway at Raulerson Memorial Hospital: "Welcome to Okeechobee." This painting w as made available in a limited edition print and hangs in many of ces of Okeechobee. It depicts a sherman on the lake at sunset as the focal point, the old court house, beef and dairy cattle, the Seminoles, western events, and other aspects of our small town in a collage format. After teaching art at Grace Christian School (now known as Okeechobee Christian Academy) and a few different galleries, Fawn found herself a single mother. Working several unsatisfying jobs, she went back to school to earn her BFA in studio art (2003), starting out here at IRSC, and then transferring her AA to Florida Atlantic University. She also took the teaching components for her state certi cation to teach in the public schools. During this time Fawn married Robert Barr, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He helped her nish school and keep up with her teenage boys, William Zachary and Kyle Marvin Jenkins. Fawn taught art at Okeechobee High School for three years (2004-2007) until Robert was diagnosed with cancer, and the following year they found a non-cancerous brain tumor, as well as hydrocephalus (swelling from uids on the brain which requires a shunt). His surgeries were successful, and his prognosis is good. He is cancer free and the tumor is dead. Through all this Fawn continued to teach after-school art classes for children and developed an on-line business through DailyPainters.com. She started a series of angel paintings which are part of her rst book: Angels (an Artist's View). Robert is now helping Fawn with the opening of her own art gallery and teaching center. They have named it Fawn's Studio. It is located in the White Hose Plaza at 1136 S. Parrott Ave. They would like to invite everyone to stop by for the Grand Opening celebration on Sat. Dec. 8, between the hours of 2 and 5:30 p.m. Door prizes will be given away as well. For more information call Fawn's Studio at 863-634-0241. Local artist opens new studio Special to the Okeechobee NewsFawn McNeill Barr with some of her art work at her new studio on 1136 S. Parrott Ave. Special to the Okeechobee NewsYMS honors Students of the WeekYearling Middle School of Okeechobee is proud to announce our Students of the Week for Nov. 5, as follows: (back, left to right) Aljay Holt, Taushia Little, (front) Bracen Harvey, Luis Rodriguez, Yesenia Hernandez and Maira Crespin. Not pictured is Justin Rowe.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 EXPERIENCE MIAMI DOLPHINS FOOTBALL EXPERIENCETHE ULTIMATE TAILGATE PARTY. OFFICIAL SUPERMARKET OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS Sunday, November 25, 1 p.m. Seattle Seahawks vs. Miami Dolphins OFFICIAL SUPERMARKET OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINSEXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE TAILGATE PARTY ATExperience the ultimate at publix.com/tailgatePrices effective Friday, November 23 through Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Only in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Monroe Counties. Any item carried by Publix GreenWise Market will be at the Publix advertised sale price. Quantity limits per customer apply. Publix Shredded Cheese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .499Four Cheese Mexican Blend, Mozzarella, Fancy Sharp Cheddar, or Mild Cheddar, 16-oz pkg.SAVE UP TO 1.00 Snyders of Hanover The Pounder Tortilla Chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .M2500White or Yellow Corn; or Restaurant Style, 16-oz bag SAVE UP TO 1.58 ON 2 Publix Deli Salsa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299Assorted Varieties, Fresh, Delicious, Located in the Publix Deli Pre-Packaged Section, 16-oz pkg. SAVE UP TO .50 Publix Sour Cream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125Assorted Varieties, 16-oz cup SAVE UP TO .25 Ground Sirloin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .449lb Publix Beef, USDA-Inspected, Ground Fresh Several Times Daily SAVE UP TO .50 LB(Patties ... lb 4.79) 10 Okeechobee News November 23, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SALES HOURS: Mon. thru Fri. 8a-7p, Saturday 9a-5p SERVICE HOURS : Mon. thru Fri. 7:30a 5:30p, Saturday 8a-4p3201 US Hwy 27 South, Sebring(863) 314-5303*$234.99 lease payment for 24 months plus taxes, with approved credit. $1,999 due at signing, excludes taxes, tag and $699 dea ler fee. Prices include all available factory rebates and incentives, assigned to dealer. Photos are for illustration purposes only; vehicles may be different color. Dealer not responsible for typographical errors. Hurry in toda y -offer expires 11/30/12. WE BUY CARS!LIKE US FOR DISCOUNTS, PROMOTIONS & MORE!! ALAN JAY ALAN JAY ALAN JAY ALANJAYFORD.COM ALANJAYFORD.COMALANJAYFORD.COMSEE ALL OUR INVENTORY AT 0003228025-01 $ 234 99 /MO.24 Month Lease For Only THE ALAN JAY ADVANTAGE: A 100% COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY STOP IN & TAKE A TEST DRIVE TODAY!2013 Dare To Compare Showroom Reel 0003228034 01 *SEE ALL OUR INVENTORY AT 441 US Highway 27 N. | Sebring, FL 33870Sales (863) 314-5359 | Service (863) 402-4210Sales Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-7:00 PM, Sat: 9:00 AM-5:00 PMLIKE US FOR DISCOUNTS, PROMOTIONS & MORE!! ALANJAY.COM ALANJAY.COMALANJAY.COMAll prices are after factory rebates and incentives, assigned to dealer. Customer must qualify for rebates. Prices are plus taxes, tag, overland freight and $699 dealer fee. Photos are for illustration purposes only; vehicles may be different color. Hurry in for best selection. Dealer not responsible for typographical errors. Sale ends 11/30/12. WE BUY CARS!WE BUY CARS! What it all means is MORE CAR FOR YOU MONEY at the Heartlands only Full-Line GM Dealership!ALAN JAY ALAN JAY ALAN JAYGM SUPERSTORE ALAN J AY A LAN J AY A LAN JAY NEW 2012 FORDFOCUS SE NEW 2013 Chevrolet CruzeOnstar tm Remote Link Mobile App Razor-Sharp Handling, Cutting Edge Performance Available Chevrolet Mylink Radio More Car For The Money!$16,988*Starting at 42 MPG HWY Up To10 to Choose from at Similar Savings! ALL NEW 2013 Chevrolet Malibu 10 Standard Air Bags Roadside Assistance 5 Years/100,000 Miles Duralife Brake Rotors Heated Outside Mirrors w/Turn Signals On The LT Models$22,478*Starting at 37 MPG HWY Up To10 to Choose from at Similar Savin g s! 11 Okeechobee News November 23, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS ORTHOPAEDICS 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 Medicaid FAMILY MEDICINE 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 Introducing Benjamin Epstein, D.O. Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeMost insurances and Medicare are accepted.Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! Join Dr. Epstein & his sta for an Open House Meet & Greet on Wednesday, December 5th from 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. today: 357-0540. There are endless causes of injuries that require people to seek an orthopaedic physician. Whether its an injury sustained playing sports, farming and ranching or even on the job, seeking the expertise of an experienced orthopaedic specialist is a crucial step for patients seeking ef“cient, long-term recovery. Dr. Benjamin Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. He and his staff at Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson treat patients promptly and professionally, offering a full range of services, including: replacement New Orthopaedic Care available – for Kids too! Dr. Epstein has been in practice for twenty years and just recently relocated to our community. He is the newest member of the medical staff at Raulerson Hospital. Refreshments will be served. Come and bring a friend. The Open House will be held at Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson, 1924 Hwy 441 North, (just north of the hospital in the blue roof building). RSVP: 863-357-0540 on Dr. Epstein and his staff look forward to meeting you, beginning at 12 Okeechobee News November 23, 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 DENTAL SURGERY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Okeechobee Dental We Specialize In:• Root Canals • Dental Implants • Laser Periodental Therapy • Oral Surgery & Teeth ExtractionsIV & Oral Sedation Available113 NW 19th Drive • OkeechobeeHOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs., Fri. 9-5BilingualHealthy Kids863-261-8273 Surgery Specialists GYNECOLOGIST All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted The 2012 – 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website 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 13 Okeechobee News November 23, 2012

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 104 NW 7th Ave. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945Lic. RE Broker Auctioneer# AU2579. 1,430 Acre Ranch in Eastern Okeechobee CountyOffered Exclusively by: The Tucker Group, LLC Call Brandon Tucker (772) 201-8722$3,750 per acre Northern 1300 Acres SOLD 8/24/2012 century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.co m • 8002-A: NEW LISTING 40+/Acres of vacant/pasture land in Fort Drum. Paved street frontage. $125,000 MLS #206360 • Treasure Island Price Lake access 75x110 buildable lot. Two sheds. $19,900 NOW $14,900 • acre in Edgewater (624 SW 86th Ave) $14,000 Make offer! MLS #206356 • 55+/-acres in SR 70 $330,000 Make Offer! 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 1006-H: Wilcox Shores 3BR/1.5BA on a corner lot, fenced backyard, screen porch, garage with workshop and the 1/2 bath, metal roof. 2392 TSF/1140 under air. $75,000 MLS #206273 NEW LISTING REDUCED FORECLOSURE LAKE ACCESS REDUCED 1003-M: Seminole Cove 55+ community with clubhouse amenities. Great lake view, 2/2 DWMH w/addition, 2 Car carport, large driveway, Single/Metal roof, 1957 Total Sq Ft./ 1023 under air. $69,900 MLS #206023 3006-H: Treasure Island 3BR/2BA CBS home. Property approved by HomePath Renovation Mortgage Financing. Make offer! $106,900 NOW $92,000 Make offer! MLS #206220 5019-M: Four Seasons 2004, 3BR/2BA on over half an acre. 2170 TSF/1984 under air. In move in condition. Easy to see! $69,900 MLS #206303 5003-H: Lazy 7 Estates 3/2/2 on an acre. 2022 total sq ft/1290 under air. Many upgraded features. All wood cabinets and so much more. $155,900 MLS #206138 5015-H: Beautiful Country home on 10+/-acres zoned Ag. Concrete & brick construction. 2122 SF under air/3196 TSF. So many extras! $325,000 NOW $295,000 V i c k i S A n d e r s o n Lic. RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR € Okeechobee 863-634-4106vic_anderson@earthlink.netwww.andersonrealtyco.com LMixon@MixonGroup.com www.MixonGroup.comNEW LOCATION1306 SW 2nd Avenue863-763-6000 14 Okeechobee News November 23, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand OaksResidents enjoy creating plaster craftsResidents at Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility enjoyed creating beautiful plaster pieces with Chantel from Plaster Playtime. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Heritage Assisted LivingEnjoying musicCarolyn and Gene Thomas from The Fountain Of Life Church are entertaining the residents at The Heritage Assisted Living Facility with their inspirational songs. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OSSLine dance lessonsDee Palmer will teach line dancing the rst Monday of every month beginning Nov. 5. Please come join us every Monday at Okeechobee Senior Services at 1019 W.S. Park St.

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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 311 SE 8th Street (behind Suntrust Bank). Saturday, Nov. 24th, 8:30am 3pm. Special NoticeBuckhead Ridge Craft Fair, December 8th. BHR Moose Lodge, Hwy. 78. Reservations now being taken for crafters and artists. No vendors or resellers allowed. For more info call Bonnie Booth 357-1556 (863)357-1556 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters is looking for someone to work in the of ce Mon Thurs 9am 4pm and Friday 9am 1pm • Must have very good people skills • Be extremely computer literateContact Lesley or Alex at (863) 763-2248EOE • DFWPClass A & B CDL Driver for local deliveries. Must know the area, have clean driving record and pass a drug test. Bene ts available, apply at: Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 2595 NW 8th St. Farm Mechanic Ag Experience Required Call: 772-260-1577 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time 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. Must provide MVR with application 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 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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. Southeast Milk is Seeking CDL Class A Drivers *Must have a minimum of 2 years recent veri able experience Access: www.southeastmilk.org to print a Driver Application DFWP & EOE (352)347-4956 Southeast Milk is Seeking CDL Class A Drivers *Must have a minimum of 2 years recent veri able experience Access: www.southeastmilk.org to print a Driver Application DFWP & EOE (352)347-4956 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lawn ServiceIs your lawn in need of some TLC? Give us at Angler’s Tree Service a call for tree trimming, pruning, and removal. We also do stump grinding and will rid you of those eye sores once and for all. Affordable, professional, family owned and operated. Call Dave: 863-634-9899 or Lou: 863-634-8274 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Miscellaneous LICENSE PLATES $100 each for FLORIDA LICENSE PLATES FROM OKEECHOBEE COUNTY THAT BEGIN WITH THE NUMBER 57 for years 1938, 1940, 41, 42, 43, 46, 47, 52, 54, 55, and 1957 Any condition accepted, so long as they are readable. Jeff Francis 727 424 1576 email gobucs13@aol.com Pets/SuppliesBlue Female Pit with white markings,4 months old, current on all shots. Mother is ABA Registered razor edge blood line. Asking $100.00 Call 863-532-2142 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Pets/SuppliesRAZOR EDGE BLUE PIT PUPPIES SHOTS, WORMED, 14 WEEKS OLD. $400.00 CALL RHONDA 863-634-4407 Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsNW OKEE: 2 Bedroom Apartments available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $550mo., and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. OKEECHOBEE 3200sq ft apartment 4 bdrm, 2 bath large game room with pool table and replace, no yard to mow! Free wi and water $1100 mth 1st and security. 863-634-7994 Commercial PropertyCommercial Rental 2500 sq ft commercial rental 2 months free with year contract! $2500 month, 1 block from main intersection. 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 2BD/1BA ON LARGE LOT WITH OAK TREES, SHED, 1 CAR CARPORT. IN S.E. SECTION OFF 8TH STREET, NO PETS. $800/MO., 1ST,LAST & SECURITY. CALL 863-634-5586 For Rent Remodeled 3br/1ba $675.00 mo., + $700.00 security Single Family Non Smoker Call 863-801-3700 Large 2bd/1ba On water in Treasure Island. $675.00 monthly, $500 security deposit. Call 863-467-1308 OKEE2/1 $560.00 mo. Beautiful Ranch setting located 12 miles N.E. of town. Lawn,pest, trash, backup generator and utilities included. Recently remodeled. Mon-Fri. 863-467-9800 No Pets. OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Office Space RentOKEECHOBEE Executive of ce spaces avail. $350 month. Includes Alarm, electric, water, and WiFi. Call 863-697-9663. 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 VacationRentalsUNEXPECTED VACANCIES AT RIVER BLUFF FISHING RESORT. 1/1s & 2/2s AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY FOR LONG OR SHORT TERM. 863-447-0742 OR 863-467-4371 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Sale$47,900 STEAL 3br./2 ba. Built in 2004, needs nothing. Fenced yard, City water. Call 863-801-1739. DOLL HOUSE, 2/2 ON WATER, FURNISHED, FENCED YARD,PET FRIENDLY, ON LARGE LOT. $69,000.00 CALL 863-763-8761 OR 863-447-1384 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 15 Okeechobee News November 23, 2012

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Houses SaleOkeechobee 5 Acres 5,000 ft. landing strip 3bd/2ba large living and dining room, den, central air/heat, patio and swimming pool, double garage w/attached 40x40 hanger plus another 30x30 separate storage building. $185,000 will consider reasonable offer 417-848-6360 or 417-848-3424 Lots SaleTREASURE ISLAND NICE MOBILE HOME READY LOT. SE 25TH STREET ASKING $10,000.00 CALL 863-357-7409 OR 863-447-0616 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSaleFleetwood Doublewide Mobile home Anniversary Edition For Sale (Must be moved,located in Pahokee, Florida). Like brand new, lived in two years, includes all furniture, appliances and 2 porches 2000 sq. ft., wind zone protected. Large kitchen with electric in Island, built in desk and lots of cabinets, pantry and storage places, breakfast nook, living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, master includes walk in shower with seat and tub with shower, walk in closets, custom light xtures and ceiling fans, crown molding, lots of windows REDUCED FROM $44,000.00 TO $30,000.00 Call 352-223-9842. 1981 Fan Trailer 35ft sleeps 4, 1bd and sofa bed, furnished cover screened porch and parking, storage shed, turn key located at Kissimmee River Fishing Resort. $6,500 Call 817-879-7102 2bd/1ba M.H. Taylor Creek w/boat dock,ramp access. Appliances included, furnishings,car-port, screened porch,work room attached. Over 50 park,lot rent includes water. $22,000 O.B.O. Call:863-484-0298or 863-467-8328 2br/1ba S.W. MOBILE HOME W/LOT, SAFE, QUIET, CONVIENNENT NEIGHBORHOOD, NEAR TOWN, NEW FLOORS AND CABINETS, FENCED. 713 S.E. 7TH STREET $35,000 CALL 906-231-6136 Mobile HomeSale32FT HOLIDAY RAMBLER 1BD/1BA, ROLLOVER ROOF, 8’X20’ FLORIDA ROOM, FURNISHED, SHED, CANAL(LAKE ACCESS) BOAT SLIP(NO FEE). SMALL 55+ SEASONAL PARK, NO PETS. $2,500.00 CALL 812-525-0538 CASABLANCA PARK 9441 Hwy 78 West, Adult Park,3BR, 1.5BA, Fully furnished, W/D, Big Florida room, Lots of updates. $15,000 OBO (219)384-3407 For Sale 35x12 Park Model w/additions, golf cart, completely furnished. Asking $24,000 Aruba RV Park Lot#209 Call 561-512-6634 or 828-808-6435 Furnished M/H For Sale -2/1 on 4 lots (100x108) Kissimmee River Estates Okeechobee, $5,000 down, $500 a month for 62 months. 863-610-0158 LARGE (24X56) MODULATE ON DEEP CANAL, FENCED, 11X56 ENCLOSED PORCH. IMMEDIATE POSSESSIONS, EVERYTHING GOES. $75,000.00 W/PONTON $68,000.00 JUST HOME 3104 SE 35TH AVE 502-649-9637 Palm Harbor Homes 14X50 Mobile Condo 2/2 $29,900 Park Special 800-622-2832 ext 210 PINE RIDGE PARK 1 BEDROOM/1 BATH MOBILE HOME ON LARGE CORNER LOT. SEPTIC TANK & WELL. $14,000.00 CALL 863-357-7409 OR 863-447-0616 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com BoatsJavelin berglass bass boat and trailer, 120 horsepower Johnson engine, fully equipped, Asking $3,500 Call: 812-295-8517 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 RV Space RentGracious RV Park: Lots for rent from $270.00 to $395.00/mo. Rec. Hall, Boat Launch, Docks, WIFI, Pool (under Const.) and Laundry. (863)763-6200 Motorcycles HONDA 1988 GL 1500 Motorbike For Sale $1250. Runs perfectly, but time for me to do other things. Oil has been changed regularly, paint is in excellent condition, very few mods done to it, I just gave it a K and N air lter and oil lter, and moved the license plate farther under the back seat. If interested contact: bobbycone102@gmail.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles1979 Ford Red Ranchero, GT 351 V8, $1,500 OBO. 1966 Buick Electra Conv., 425 V8, $12,000 OBO Kissimmee River Estates Call 863-610-0158 2001 TOYOTA CAMRY CE Good condition, good gas milage, new battery and alternator, trunk will leak if very heavy rain. $5,000 /or best offer (863)801-4708 Parts/RepairsFOR SALE CHEVROLET S10 HOOD, LATE 80’S EARLY 90’S IN GOOD CONDITION $75.00 CALL 863-623-8800 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice NOTICE TO RELOCATE A BRANCH OFFICE This is to inform the public that under 12 C.F.R. Sections 303.7 and 303.44 of the Regulations of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Harbor Community Bank, 15588 S.W. War eld Boulevard, Indiantown, Florida 34956, intends to le an application with the FDIC for permission to relocate its Okeechobee branch of ce from 205 NE Park Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 to 2550 US #441 South, Okeechobee, Florida 34974. Any person wishing to comment on this application may le his or her comments in writing with the Regional Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Regional Of ce, 10 Tenth Street, NE, Suite 800, Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3906 not later than 15 days after the date of this newspaper publication. The non-con dential portions of the application are on le at the FDIC Regional Of ce and are available for public inspection during regular business hours. Photocopies of the non-con dential portion of the application le will be made available upon request. 431409 ON 11/23/2012 Motorcycles Public NoticeLEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on DECEMBER 7, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1999 CHEVY BLAZER VIN #1GNDT13W5X2246997 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 431420 ON 11/23/2012 Public Notice NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Okeechobee County, Florida (the “County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the unincorporated area of the County, for the cost of providing any or all of the following services: drainage, road improvements, including, but not limited to roadside ditches, swales, and sidewalks, street lighting, street resurfacing, canal cleaning and canal maintenance, enhanced or substitute solid waste collection and disposal, stormwater treatment and mosquito control, commencing for the scal year beginning on October 1, 2013. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room (the Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom), at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the Of ce of the County Clerk of Okeechobee County, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a r ecord of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to proceeding or call 1-772-807-4370:IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770. Dated this 25th day of October, 2012. MARGARET GARRARD HELTON, CHAIR BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 429851 ON 11/2,9,16,23/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a Special Exception to allow package sales of wine and other alcoholic beverages for off premises consumption in a Commercial (C) zoning district. The property owner is NL Chobee, LTD. The applicant is DUBJ Corporation, Inc. The property address is 3405 US Highway 441 South and is more particularly described as follows: COM AT THE NE COR OF SEC 33 & BEAR S 89 DEG 31 MIN 05 SEC W ALONG THE N LINE OF SEC 33 TO THE W R/W OF STATE RD 15 A DIST OF 457.19 FT THENCE BEAR S 00 DEG 04 MIN 00 SEC E ALONG SAID R/W LINE OF STATE RD 15 TO THE NE COR OF THAT PROPERTY DESC IN OR 231-396 A DIST OF 350.13 FT TO P013 THENCE CONT S 00 DEG 04 MIN 00 SEC E ALONG THE SAID W R/W LINE OF STATE RD 15 DIST OF 458.15 FT THENCE BEAR S 89 DEG 59 MIN 40 SEC W A DIST OF 406,56 FT THENCE BEAR N 46 DEG 30 MIN 34 SEC W A DIST OF 60.21 FT TO WALMARTBUTLDING THENCE BEAR S 89 DEG 53 MIN 51 SEC W ALONG A PARTY WALL A DIST OF 392.65 FT TO A PT THENCE BEAR N 00 DEG 42 MIN 17 SC E TO THE INTERSEC ‘MN WITH THE S BDRY OF THAT PROPERTY DESC IN OR 237 PG 544 A DIST OF 410,35 FT THENCE BEAR N 89 DEG 30 MIN 42 SEC E ALONG THE SAID EXTENSION OF & THE N BDRY OF THAT PROPERTY DESC IN OR 231 PG 396 A DIST OF 837.34 FT TO THE POB 33 37S 35E 8.38 ACRES In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes arc for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the department.William D. Royce, Planning Director Petition S-2012-0720 431329 ON 11/23/2012 NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 12-1-12 @ 10:00 AM Unit #466 Antonio R. Bonilla 430974 ON 11/16,23/2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A VARIANCE NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, December II, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a VARIANCE from setback requirements in a Commercial (C) zoning district. The property owner is N&A Real Estate, LLC. The applicant is Chuck Borysiak of Hutton Partners, LLC. The property address is 1984 State Road 70 West and is more particularly described as follows: LOTS 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 AND 10, BLOCK 4, DAVIS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH THE VACATED STREETS AND ALLEYS LYING ADJACENT TO SAID LOTS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 6; THENCE ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 6, S0004’42”E, 157.50 FEET, TO TI-IE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 VACATED 15.00 FOOT ALLEY ABUTTING SAID LOTS 6, 7 AND 8; THENCE ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF VACATED 15.00 FOOT ALLEY, N8957’57”W, 160.50 FEET, TO THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF VACATED 15.00 FOOT ALLEY ABUTTING SAID LOT 2; THENCE ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF VACATED 15.00 FOOT ALLEY, S0004’42”E, 222.50 FEET, TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH 30.00 OF VACATED PALMETTO AVENUE; THENCE ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH 30.00 OF VACATED PALMETTO AVENUE, N8957’57”W, 139.50 FEET, TO THE WEST LINE OF VACATED 20.00 FOOT ALLEY ABUTTING SAID LOTS 1 AND 10; ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF VACATED 20.00 FOOT ALLEY, N00041427V, 380.00 FEET, TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 70; THENCE ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, S8957’57”E, 300.00 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 78,289 SQUARE FEET (1.80 ACRES), MORE OR LESS. In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the department.William D, Royce, Planning Director Petition # V-2012-0162 431330 ON 11/23/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE Awesome Self Storage, 6489 US 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974 will dispose of stored items on Nov. 27, 2012. Owner Unit # Bishop, Fred #312 McKinney, Robert A. #345 430928 ON 11/16,23/2012 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472012CA000109CAXXXX BLUE CYPRESS GOLF AND RV RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corporation not-for-pro t, Plaintiff, VS. RUSSELL C. SASS, SUSAN G. SASS, “JANE DOE”, “JOHN DOE”, “UNKNOWN PERSONS IN POSSESSION #1”, and “UNKNOWN PERSONS IN POSSESSION #2”, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RUSSELL C. SASS 13691 SE 12Th Terr Okeechobee, FL 34974 And 13801 Highway 441 SE #7 Okeechobee, FL 34974 2729 Iowa Drive Troy, MI 48083 SUSAN G. SASS 13691 SE 127th Terr Okeechobee, FL 34974 And 13801 Highway 441 SE #7 2729 Iowa Drive Troy, MI 48083 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to enforce a lien on the following property located in Okeechobee County, Florida: Unit No. 7, BLUE CYPRESS GOLF & RV RESORT, and RV Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, recorded on January 22, 1991, in Of cial Record Book 320, Pages 741 through 811, (Condominium Plat Book 1, Pages 45 through 51); of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; together with all the appurtenances of such unit according to the Declaration of Condominium. (PHASE I) has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Jason M. Zapper, Esq., Jay Steven Levine Law Group, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 3300 PGA Boulevard, Suite 570, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410, on or before ‘12/17/2012, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED: 11/9/2012 SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Linda F. Young As Deputy Clerk 430848 ON 11/16,23/2012 16 Okeechobee News November 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2012-CA-172 IN RE: Marriage of CAROLYN CONRAD GREEN Petitioner And CRAIG GREEN Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CRAIG GREEN Last known domicile or residence: ANDROS, BAHAMAS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for uncontested dissolution of marriage has been led against you in this action pending in Glades County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses or answer if any, on Petitioner’s attorney: JOHN R. COOK P.A. PO BOX 515 OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34973 Within thirty(30) days of rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of Court, PO Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida 33471, either before service on Petitioner’s attorney, or Immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief sought in the petition. FIRST PUBLICATION the 21st day of November. 2012 By: John R. Cook PO Box 515 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863)467-0297 Florida Bar 0262951 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION NOT LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE LEE COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER, 1700 MONROE ST., FT. MYERS, FLORIDA 33901 WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE. 431193 ON 11/21,23,25/2012 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that StoneMor Florida Subsidiary LLC conducting a funeral establishment business at 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Florida, under the cititious name of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home & Crematory and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Michael L. Stache, Manager LLC 311 Veterans Highway, Suite B, Levittown, PA Kenneth E. Lee, Jr., VP/S/T LLC, 311 Veterancs Highway, Suite B, Levittown, PA Ownership of StoneMor Florida Subsidiary LLC is as follows: StoneMor Partners, LP (publicly traded on the NYSE) It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Wendy Russell Wiener, Esq. DATE: 11/20/12 1300 Thomaswood Drive Tallahassee, FL 32308 850-385-0070 431439 ON 11/23/2012 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Holiday Traditions Now available to view online specialsections. newszap.com

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Christmas In Lakeport The annual Christmas in Lakeport celebration will be held Dec. 8. Dinner at the community center will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Lights of Love Boat Parade begins at dusk at Harney Pond. This is Lakeport’s Toys for Tots event. Admission is one or more toys. Sant a will be there to visit with the little ones. Refreshments will be served.OKMS announces Holiday Window Decorating ContestOkeechobee Main Street will again sponsor the annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Businesses are welcome to participate by decorating their window, creating a window display or setting up a display on the outside of their building. First and second Place will be awarded to each category, as well as an Over-All Business Display. Holiday decorations add to the spirit of the season and we would like to see many businesses participate. There is no cost to enter the contest. Applications are available at the Main Street Of ce, 55 S. Parrott Ave., or b y calling 863-357-6246. Decorations must be completed by Tuesday, Dec. 4, and judging will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Announcement of the winning displays will occur during the Top of the Lake Christmas Festival on Saturday, Dec. 8.Hospice Festival of TreesThe annual Festival of Trees will be held Nov. 26-Dec. 4 at Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St. This event helps raise money for the bene t of patient care in the Hamrick Home—a residence and in-patient facility providing 24-hour care. Decorated trees and other holiday decorations are donated by local clubs and individuals and sold in a silent auction during the festival. The Festival of Trees will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, Tuesday, Nov. 27, Wednesday, Nov. 28 and Thursday, Nov. 29. The festival will be open on Friday, Nov. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.; on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. Groups wishing to schedule a speci c time to see the trees can make arrangements by calling Brigitte Irby at 863-357-1639 or Debbie Johnson at 863-467-2321.OREA offers holiday ornaments for saleThe Okeechobee Retired Educator’s Association has their 2012 Historical Christmas Ornament for sale. This year the ornament honors the historic Okeechobee City Hall and is available for $15 from any OREA member; or, contact Gay Carlton, president of OREA, at 863-763-5755. Proceeds bene t scholarships that we award to an OHS student planning on going into education. Previous year ornaments are also available in limited numbers for $10. The 2008 edition features the Okeechobee County Courthouse, the 2010 is of the Tantie School House and 2011 was of the FEC train station. Get them while the y last! Public NoticeNOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning Board on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classi cations of Residential General (RG) and Commercial (C) to the proposed classi cation of Heavy Commercial (C-2). The property owner is Tantie Properties, LLC. The applicant is Mark Goodbread. The property address is 1900 Highway 441 SE and is more particularly described as follows: A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF THOSE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK (O.R.B.) 262, PAGE 1295, RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING IN SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 35; THENCE SOUTH 8944’12” EAST, ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SECTION 35, A DISTANCE OF 867.35 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.E. 18TH TERRACE (F/K/A ROYAL PALM DRIVE); THENCE SOUTH 0007’24” EAST, ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 2851.19 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 15 (S.R. 15)(A/K/A U.S. HWY 441), SAID POINT BEING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID O.R, B. 262, PAGE 1295; THENCE NORTH 6737’13” EAST, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID S.R. 15, A DISTANCE OF 75.70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 6737’13” EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID S.R. 15, A DISTANCE OF 822.41 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID O.R,B. 262, PAGE 1295; THENCE SOUTH 0001’32” WEST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID O.R.B. 262, PAGE 1295, A DISTANCE OF 257.84 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 6737’13” WEST, A DISTANCE 822.23 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0000’38” WEST ALONG A LINE 70.00 FOOT EAST OF AND PARALLEL TO THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID O.R.B. 262, PAGE 1295, A DISTANCE OF 257.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 4.50 ACRES MORE OR LESS. In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING on the request for a change in zoning will be held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 9:00 a.m in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2” Street, Okeechobee, Florida.ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the department.William D. Royce, Planning Director Petition R-R-2012-0693 431328 ON 11/23;12/2/2012 Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News November 23, 2012NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT in an Agricultural(A) zoning district. The property owners and applicants are John and Patricia Peddicord. The property address is 19197 NW 3171h Street and is more particularly described as follows: The North V2 of the South Yz of Tract 8, Section 10, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, Southern Colonization Company, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, page 3, 3A Through 3E, inclusive, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the department.William D. Royce, Planning Director Petition # M-2012-0294 431331 ON 11/23/2012 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. Big Lake Missions Outreach Toy Run slatedBig Lake Missions is in need of gifts and toys for children ages one through teen. Cash, gift cards and checks made payable to “Big Lake Missions Outreach” will be cheerfully accepted. Toys should be new, unwrapped and have a minimum value of $10. A toy run is planned to help collect donations. All two wheelers, three wheelers and four wheelers are welcome to join the ride Saturday, Dec. 1. They will leave from Brahman Theaters, 1500 S. Parrott Ave. Kick stands will go up promptly at 8 a.m. Maps of the run will be provided before leaving the theater parking lot. There will be one lunch stop. For more information, please contact: Bill at 863-610-0784, Gene at 863-634-1723, or Bruce at 863-697-6433.29th annual Christmas Boat Parade scheduledThe Okeechobee 29th annual Christmas Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15. The public is welcome. Decorate your boats and meet us on Taylor Creek at S.R. 70 by Burger King between 5:15 and 5:45 p.m. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and goes down Taylor Creek to the rim canal. Turn left— parade will end at the VFW. Questions, call Arnie Whelpley at 863-634-4777.Holiday cookie sale plannedOkeechobee Presbyterian Church will host their annual cookie sale in the church fellowship hall, 312 N. Parrott Ave., on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Let us do your Christmas baking! Come ll your bucket with cookies and enjoy them during the holidays!Ring the bell for ChristmasIf you would like to volunteer to Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army, please contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427 or Phyllis at 863-467-8636. Volunteers are needed Monday through Saturday until Christmas Eve (ringing begins the day after Thanksgiving). The coverage needed will be from 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. but you need only volunteer for two to three hours at a time.Eastern Star plans Holiday Fashion ShowOn Saturday, Dec. 1, Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star will host the 16th annual Holiday Fashion Show and Luncheon at the KOA Convention Center, 4276 U.S. 441 South. The event is noted for the spectacular Tea Cup Auction and this year promises to be no exception. The merchants of our community have been very generous in providing gifts, gift certi cates and certi cates for services. In addition, there will be gift baskets donated by members of the Eastern Star. The doors will open at 11 a.m. with lunch at 11:45 a.m. Tickets are $12 per person and can be obtained from any member of the Eastern Star or by contacting Neicha Spiller at 863-357-7084. Deadline for ticket sales is Monday, Nov. 26 No tickets will be sold at the door. Join us for great food, door prizes and beautiful fashions.Collaborative Council collecting toys for needyThe Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network, is once again collecting Christmas toys and clothing for needy and foster children. If you or your organization would like to donate a single toy, deliver a truck load or sponsor a family, please call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000 ext. 257. Thank you in advance for your generosity.Main Street taking applications for annual Christmas FestivalOkeechobee Main Street is now taking applications for the annual Top of the Lake Christmas Festival and Lighted Night Parade. Join us for the most exciting event of the season on Saturday, Dec. 8, in Flagler Park. The festival will open at 10 a.m. and the parade will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Take this perfect opportunity to visit with friends and family and enjoy a stroll through the parks. Great food and one-of-a-kind gift ideas for Christmas. Applications are available at Okeechobee Main Street, 55 South Parrott Avenue or can be e-mailed directly to you. Please call 863-357-6246 or e-mail okms@ okeechobeemainstreet.com for additional information.VFW to host bazaarThe Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 10539 will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 1 at 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. in Okeechobee. Tables will be available for $10 and can be reserved by calling Sherri at 863801-5180. Proceeds from this event will go to support cancer research to help veterans and their families.Photo portraits for ChristmasMartha’s House will offer the Classic Color Portraits on Dec. 1, which is an 8”X10” portrait for only $10. Please schedule your appointment by Nov. 27 Your photos will be back in time for Christmas. This is a fundraiser for Martha’s House. For more information contact: Martha’s House at 863763-2893, Monday Friday. 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.City plans holiday eventsThe City of Okeechobee will host the annual tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Park. Okeechobee County Schools Chorus Groups will perform. Santa will make a visit. Santa will be in the park to visit with children on Nov. 27, 28 and 29 and Dec. 4, 5, 6, 10 and 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Stop by for your picture with Santa. Santa will also travel around inside the city limits on a City of Okeechobee re truck. On Dec. 19 he will drive through the Northwest and Northeast sections of the City of Okeechobee. On Dec. 20, he will travel through the Southeast section. On Dec. 21, he will visit the southwest section of the city. Holiday Happenings

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL 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 & 10:45You 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 EPISCOPAL 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 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 18 Okeechobee News November 23, 2012 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Roshell Thomas hit a game-tying three pointer with less than 30 seconds left and Sylvester Butler hit a three pointer seconds later to win the game as Okeechobee High School rallied to defeat Berean Christian 40-37 in high school boys basketball action Tuesday night. Okeechobee (1-0) scored 14 of the game’s nal 15 points to grab the victory from the jaws of defeat after trailing for much of the game. Brahman coach Shawn Hays said the effort was there all night on defense but admitted it was an ugly game on offense as both teams didn’t shoot well and had trouble hanging onto the basketball.” It looked like the rst game of the year. W e woke up at the end and made the shots w hen we needed to,” he added. Berean Christian led 17-15 at the half and w as able to build a 10-point lead on two occasions, 34-24, and 36-26 in the second half before OHS rallied. “We are not a big team so we have to cover well on defense. To hold them to 37 points was a good sign,” Hays said. “If we keep working hard and stick with it we’ll be alright.” Butler led Okeechobee with 11 points. Brendon Jonassaint added nine points and Eddie Neal chipped in with eight points. David Stephens led the Bulldogs with 10 points and Charles Howell added nine points. A key decision by the coaching staff was to put Thomas into the game in the fourth quarter. He was able to slow down Howell’s penetration and the defense was able to cause some turnovers late. “I got my opportunity on the court and had to do what I do best. I had to show the coach a reason why he chose to play me,” he said. Thomas said he had con dence in his open three pointer that tied the score. He was wide open on the wing and got a nice in-bound feed from Jonassaint. “It was a wide open shot and I won’t back down or choke up. I had con dence in myself,” he added. OHS caused a turnover after Berean Christian missed a wide open layup and on the Brahmans next possession, another inbounds pass, Butler got a wide-open look and drained the jumper. Berean Christian had a couple of looks at the basket in the nal ve seconds but came up short. “We made some opportunities for ourselves and forced turnovers,” Thomas said. “We created some points for ourselves and we gave it all we had.” OHS also won the junior varsity game in impressive fashion. Chase Asmussen had a great shooting night with ve 3-point baskets to pace Okeechobee. Late three-pointers give Brahmans 40-37 hoop win Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySylvester Butler’s three pointer was the difference as OHS won their season opener Tuesday night. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyPhil Jones directs the offense during Tuesday’s game. OHS defeated Berean Christian in a thriller.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 € Hwy 98 N. € Okeechobee 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Vegetable Plants, GardenSeeds and Vidalia Onion Sets Now Available! 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 19 Okeechobee News November 23, 2012 Backyard Barbeque, Inc. Monday Lunch: 5 oz. Burger 1 side, tea $6.25 Dinner: All U Can Eat Cat sh $11.99 Tuesday Lunch: Open Face Turkey Mashed Potatoes & tea $ 9.99 Dinner: Open Face Turkey Mashed Potatoes & tea $9.99Wednesday Thursday Friday OUR FAMOUS SMOKED CHICKEN WINGS Get em while they last... 9-$6.99 / 12-$8.99 / 18-$12.99 /24-$15.99 Saturday Lunch: Pulled or Sliced Pork Sand. chips & tea $5.99 Dinner: ALL U CAN Eat Ribs 2 sides & tea $13.99 Sunday Lunch/Dinner 15% off with church bulletin NOW serving Breakfast104 SE 6th St. Okeechobee 863-824-0880Put some SOUTH in your MOUTHNEW Specials Mon. Sat. 6am -10pm Sun. 6am to 8pmOPEN Special to the Okeechobee News “I Haven’t Lost My Marbles…They Just A ll Rolled To One Side,” is a book of short stories by author Gary R. Hoffman. These are neighbors, friends, and business associates—all with their own southern weird are.  In a small southern town, an undertaker with innovative ideas brings a whole new meaning to the words: Rest in Peace.  It’s been said, ‘a friend will hold your hand while you cry, but a best friend will help you bury the body.’  When is a hostage truly a hostage—or is it simply a state of mind?  To deal with the devil, you have to be smarter than him and Manny is getting smarter every day. In “I Haven’t Lost My Marbles…They Just All Rolled To One Side,” Gary R. Hoffman explores these and 21 other ‘everyday’ life stories that will grab your attention. “I Haven’t Lost My Marbles…They Just Rolled To One Side” champion’s homespun story-telling at its best. It’s deceptively simple and refreshingly original,” stated Gene Hull, author of “Chasing the Muse,” “Hooked On a Horn,” and “Slice of Life.” Gary R. Hoffman lives and writes in Okeechobee, Fla. He has published work in Thema, Homestead Review, Woman’s World, Mystical-e, The Storyteller Magazine and roughly 50 other periodicals. He has won over a hundred awards for short stories in contests, in one case winning four of the eight possible places. He has attended workshops for Ozarks Creative Writer’s and Florida Writer’s Association. He belongs to two critique groups—Morningside Library Writers and Palm City Word Weavers. “I Haven’t Lost My Marbles…They Just All Rolled To One Side” is available on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. Visit him on Facebook or at his website at www.authorgaryrhoffman.com, or contact him at garyrhoffman1@yahoo.com. Local author publishes new book of short stories Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the WeekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of Oct. 15-19. They are: Landon Etheredge, Brandon Mesa, Kaylen Torres, Cheyenne Clauson, Fernando Sandoval, Adam Thomas, Amber Noles, Hayden Hickman, Antonio Garcia, Lexus Adams, Mya Billie, Madison Neal, Chelsea Hastings, Ramiro Rodriguez, Jerome Roundtree, Juan Navarro, James Lewis, Nathan Wilson, Chase Beal, Omar Soto, Mary Higuita, Jasmine Jackson and Chase Pellicer. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sara RenoLiteracy Day celebrationOkeechobee Christian Academy’s Literature Day Celebration was held Friday, Nov. 9. Students participating included rst graders Cherylynn Bohannon, Rylee Neener and Faith Derry. Each class did a presentation about a topic that they have studied in Literature this year. Shrine Club collects can tabsThe local Shrine Club is collecting the “pull tabs” from aluminum cans. Bring yours to the Shrine Club where we convert them into gas money for the free transportation van of local patients to the Shriners Hospital. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact Kip Gardner at 863357-0427, Mac Simpson at 863-484-0427 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.

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