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Publication Date: 12-09-2012
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Sunday, December 9, 2012 V ol. 103 No. 148 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 15.04 feetLast Year: 13.75 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus tax See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Scouts reviewed for Eagle award ... Page 10 Painter arrested for no workman’s comp ... Page 14 Special to the Okeechobee NewsChristian Team TrailChris Bryant and Ryan Kroeger took rst place in the December Christian Team Trail Tournament with a stringer of bass weighing a total of 18.83 pounds. For more on the story, see page 9. Argument over $20 lost in a dice game ends in exchange of gun reBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man could face a mandatory life sentence after an assistant state’s attorney led a new, and enhanced, felony charge against him. Terrance Eugene Hill, 23, S.E. 14th Ave., was initially arrested Nov. 9 on a felony charge of attempted felony murder. But on Tuesday, Dec. 4, Assistant State Attorney Rob Moeller dropped that charge and led a new charge of attempted rst degree murder with a weapon. Adding that a weapon was allegedly used enhanced the charge. The prosecutor went on to say that because Hill is a prison releasee reoffender, he will receive a mandator y State les new, enhanced charge against shooter See SHOOTER Page 7 Terrance Eugene Hill The 2012 Holiday Stroll in the Park brought out some beautiful Christmas cards in Flagler park. The giant card display is sponsored by the Okeechobee High School Band Boosters. Best in show went to Seminole Elementary’s “Christmas Bring it On!”(This card can be seen in the photo at right.). The 2012 winners include:  For Best Religious Theme; rst place went to Okeechobee Community Theatre “Cast Divine,” second place First United Methodist Church, third place Raulerson Hospital “Church”;  Best Non-Religious Theme: rst place A.E. “Mac” McHugh “Greetings from Afar,” second place Seacoast greetings, third place Raulerson Hospital “Gold Tree”:  Most Impressive Theme: rst place, Seminole Elementary “Christmas Bring it On!”, second place Seminole Elementary “It’s Snow Hot in Okeechobee,” third place A.E. “Mac” McHugh “Greetings from Afar”;  Best School or Civic Group: rst place Seminole Elementary “Reindeer,” second place Everglades Elementary “Gator and Pound,” third place Seminole Elementary “Snowman”;  Most Unique: rst place Bass and School takes top honors in Holiday Stroll in the ParkSee CARDS Page 7 Okeechobee News/ Tamara Ro x Seminole Elementary School's card won Best in Show.

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Today: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 82F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastMonday : Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog early. High of 84F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance o f rain 40%. Monday Night : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tuesday : Partly cloudy with a chance o f a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 82F. Winds from the SS W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tuesday Night : Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 God With Usand other seasonal favoritesThe beautiful blend of 54 voices comprising this season’s choir represents singers from 18 local churches. Frank Carter, a very talented concert pianist, arranger, composer & Director of Arts & Music at Good Shepherd United Methodist of West Palm Beach has once again composed the Christmas cantata as he did for Easter. In addition to accompanying, Frank will play some of his Christmas Carol arrangements. Nicolle Wood will again share her unique talents as our inspiring narrator. Singers from the audience will be invited to join the choir in singing the nal selection, Handel’s Hallelujah! Chorus. Admission is Free, but a love offering will be taken to defer advertising costs. For more information, call Sandy at 634-7714 3 Okeechobee News December 9, 2012 Because local drivers have apparently been ignoring those big yellow buses with ashing lights stopped on local roadways to unload their young passengers, the sheriff's of ce will amp up their enforcement of school bus laws. Beginning Monday, Dec. 10, OCSO deputies will watch area bus stops and will be enforcing all laws that apply to stopped school buses. Federal law requires school buses to be equipped with an eight-light warning systemconsisting of four yellow and four red ashing lightsto warn motorists of the bus stopping. These buses also have a stop arm that extends from the driver's side of the vehicle. It is illegal to pass a school bus when it is stopped, the colored lights are ashing and the stop arm is extended. OCSO Public Information Of cer Michele Bell said upon conviction the violator will be assigned four points to their driver's license and ned $173 or more. The violator may face an additional penalty of a mandatory county court appearance. Avoid harm, obey the stop arm. Drivers must stop for the school bus Courtesy photo/ Fraternal Order of PoliceShotgun winnerTom Peer (second from left) was the winner of a new Mossberg over/under 20 gauge shotgun that was given away by the local Fraternal Order of Police. The giveaway raised over $500 that will be used for FOP charitable activities. The winning ticket was sold by Steve Schoonmaker of Schoonmaker & Sons Auto Repair. On hand for the Nov. 29 presentation of the gun were: (left to right) Major Noel Stephen, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, Mr. Peer, Steve Schoonmaker and OCSO deputy and FOP president Michael Hazellief. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe image above shows how vehicles, by law, need to stop for a stopped school bus on two-lane, multi-lane, or divided highways, depending on if you are behind the bus or in oncoming traf c. Okeechobee Forecast

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W hat Is Truth?By Calvin H. Fryar, pastorBrighton Baptist Church John 18:37—“Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the w orld, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. 38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?” We spend our lives looking for the truth. But are we looking for truth in the right place? I remember hearing several versions of this story: A drunk was seen, by a gentleman, searching for something under a street light. Wanting to help, he asked, “What are y ou looking for?” “My wallet,” was the reply. A fter some time had elapsed without any success, the helpful gentleman asked, “Are y ou sure this is where you lost it?” “No,” replied the man, “I lost it over there in the dark.” “Well then, why don’t we look over there,” answered the kind gentleman. “But it is dark over there,” exclaimed the drunk. Our nation was founded upon the principles of God’s Word and has enjoyed great freedoms because of it. And it is my belief that we need to return to the principles of God’s Word if we are to remain free. Now permit me to ask, “Do we really want to nd the truth?” We seem to be searching for it in all of the wrong places! We have the promise of Jesus that if we continue in His word we “shall know the truth, and the truth shall make [us] free.” (Jn. 8:32). The question was asked by Pontius Pilate when he “…saith unto him, ‘What is truth?’” And before Jesus could answer him, he walks away! I believe that Pilate asked a question that the whole world seems to be asking while looking in the wrong direction. How many times has someone asked you a question and then never allowed you to answer it—if you are like me, you may have asked a few of these yourself! Pilate was looking into the face of Truth when he asked his question and he didn’t wait for an answer. In Jeremiah 5:1, God tells Jeremiah to “Search the city and see if you can nd any man who seeks truth.” “If you can nd one” God says, “I will pardon Jerusalem”—would He pardon America for one such man? Where are we headed?—there is an inscription in the dome of our Capitol in Washington which few people know about. It says: “One far-off divine event toward which the whole creation moves.” A visitor saw this inscription and asked the guide what it meant. He said: “I think it refers to the second coming of Christ.” When the dome of our Capitol was erected, some God-fearing of cial ordered that inscription to be etched in the dome of our seat of government, believing that its truth was vital to the concern of our nation. —Billy Graham—Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations. The question was answered by Jesus just before it was asked. He had already explained to Pilate that He had been born to “bear witness unto the truth” (Jn. 18:37). Still, Pilate asked in verse 38, “What is truth?” And He walked away before Jesus could respond. Pilate should have waited for an answer. Things may have gone better in his personal life if he had waited. I remember times in my own life’s experience that I should have paid more attention to the answers to my many questions—how about you? South African pastor Andrew Murray once faced a terrible crisis. Gathering himself into his study, he sat a long while quietly, prayerfully, thoughtfully. His mind ew at last to his Lord Jesus, and picking up his pen, he wrote these words in his journal: “First, He brought me here; it is by His will that I am in this strait place: in that fact I will rest. Next, He will keep me here in His love, and give me grace to behave as His child. Then, He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me the lessons He intends me to learn, and working in me the grace He means to bestow. Last, in His good time He can bring me out again— how and when He knows. Let me say I am here, (1) By God’s appointment, (2) In His keeping, (3) Under His training, (4) For His time.”—They Found the Secret (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1960), 97. The next time trouble knocks at your door (and it will), turn to John 14:6 and read: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” This truth comforts me and it will do the same for you. “One of the most comforting truths in all the Bible to me as I travel from one part o f the world to another,” evangelist Billy Graham once said, “is to know that God has stationed His heavenly guards to protect, guide, and lead me through life’s dangerous way. I cannot see these beings with my physical eyes, but I sense they are present ever y day.”—Nelson’s Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations, and Quotes. Marijuana If people/the media would just report the “truth” about cannabis then people could make educated decisions/choices. Cannabis needs to be rescheduled through drug enforcement then decriminalized and regulated the same as alcohol ... in my opinion, is far less destructive/addictive than alcohol. I hope before I leave this earth I will see some common sense/truth about the use, both medicinal and recreational, of cannabis.  If the DEA allowed research to be done on it, I think we would know a little more about it, including risks and bene ts, but that would interfere with big business, and the government isn’t going to have any of that. Also, if someone (of legal age) chooses to use marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes, coffee, etc. to feel good, self-soothe, have fun, etc., even at the expense of their own health, then all the power to them, so long as they aren’t putting others at risk (ie. driving while intoxicated, caring for children/elderly while intoxicated, etc.). That’s what free will and personal responsibility is all about. If they make poor choices and make a mess of their lives due to lack of self control and responsibility, then I blame the person, not the drug. That’s like saying its cake’s fault that I have a little jiggle to my step. Or that guns kill people. Clearly, there are drugs that have no business in public hands meth, crack, heroine, bath salts. But marijuana? I say let’s end the prohibition. It’s not working. December 9, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit 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 comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating! Free Face-to-Face legal advice availableOkeechobee attorney, Glenn J. Sneider and Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. are hosting free monthly Ask -A-Lawyer sessions at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Dec. 11, from 2:00 until 4:30 p.m. Area residents in need of legal information can meet Attorney Sneider to discuss their legal matters. With a long tradition of providing pro bono service, Attorney Sneider will meet with individuals who have questions related to speci c case types such as family law, criminal, civil, domestic violence, dependency, probate and tenant/landlord matters. Please call for a FREE appointment. Florida Rural Legal Services 772-466-4766 or 888-582-3410.Holiday food drive under wayAttorney Glenn Sneider at Sneider Law is reaching out to collect food donations for the Okeechobee Food Bank for the holidays. They will accept food donations until Dec. 22 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at 200 S.W. Ninth St. Community partners will have drop-off containers conveniently located around Okeechobee at:  Sneider Law, 200 S.W. Ninth St.;  Hi-Tech Automotive, 129 N.W. 13th St.;  Okeechobee Courthouse, 312 N.W. Third St.;  Children’s Home Society, 206 N.E. Seventh Ave.;  Color-Me-Crazy Hair Salon, 107 S.W. 1Seventh St.  K & M Nails, 1128 S. Parrott Ave.  Center State Bank, 2100 S. Parrott Avenue  Bank of America, 205 N Parrott Avenue  Florida Outdoors RV Country, 4300 US 441 S The food bank is requesting donations of canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon etc.), canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, canned and boxed meals (soups, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese), canned or dried beans, pasta, rice, and highber, low-sugar cereals, baby food and gift cards.

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Church hosts special programThe community is invited to enjoy an original, intergenerational program of Scripture and music for Advent. “The Light Has Come” will be on Sunday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m. In the Sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church. Worship will feature the adult, youth and children’s choirs, vocal and musical soloists all woven around scripture that proclaims the prophecy of Christ’s coming. All are welcome. Questions? Contact Nancy Vaughan, D.C.E. 863-763-4021Masonic hosting breakfastThe Masonic Lodge located at 107 N.W. Fifth Avenue will be having a breakfast Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 a.m. 11 a.m. $6 per plate. Public welcome and carry out is available. All proceeds go to local Mason Giving.Post #64 plans bingo nightAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. A smoking section will be provided in the bingo hall. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public.Amateur Radio Club to meetThe Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club (OARC) will hold its annual meeting and election of new of cers at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 at the Red Cross classroom on North Parrott Ave. All amateur radio operators in the area are invited to attend as are all the club members. For more information on the club and it’s meetings, please contact Tom Timmons, Club President at ttimmons@dtimmons.com or 863-467-5435.Autism support group meetsOkeechobee Parents Group for Parents of Children with Autism will meet to network with other parents for support, information, training, and resource information, on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. At the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. For more information call Linda Peirce 772-873-3422.Senior’s Art Calendar unveiledOkeechobee Health Care Facility proudly presents its 12th annual Resident Art Calendar at the unveiling celebration Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Main Dining Room and the public is invited to attend. The program will feature paintings created by residents, ages 64 to 97. Twenty-three residents participated in the Resident Art Program during 2012, and were instructed twice weekly by Patsy Sullivan, Activity CNA & Cameron Patterson, Activity Aide. Most of the residents had never painted for pleasure before! The 2013 calendar, which has been published annually since 2002, is available for $12 at the receptionist’s desk, and all monies received are used to purchase supplies (paint, brushes, easels, and canvases). These paintings are heart-warming and encouraging pictures that support the calendar’s theme, “Learning is Truly Lifelong.” OHCF is located at 1646 U.S. 441 N.Eagles plan dart tournamentCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will host a dart tournament at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11 Winner takes all. Burgers will be served at the bar at 5 p.m. by Lorraine. All proceeds go to the Diabetes Research Center. F.O.E. is currently working to raise the money for the F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center. This is a project that involves all F.O.E. Aeries for the ongoing purpose of helping humanity with their needs concerning diabetes. For more information, call 863-467-1154.Stroke Support Group to meetThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility, 608 N.E. Second Ave., will host a Stroke Support Group on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 5:50 p.m. The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, physical therapist, from New American Physical Therapy. Refreshments will be served and day care services will be provided during the session at no cost. There is no charge to attend and it is open to the public, families and patients. For more information, feel free to call 863-763-1700.Poker tournament will bene t Aurora JuarezA Poker Tournament and dinner will be held to bene t Aurora Juarez, a former Okeechobee County School Board employee, on Wednesday, Dec. 12 The barbecue pork dinner will be held at the Redneck Yacht Club, 3912 441 S.E., from 4–6:30 p.m. Lunch deliveries are available from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Call numbers for lunch are Lisa at 863-6973705 or Lauri at 863-634-0039. Tournament registration begins at 6 p.m. and cards in the air at 7 p.m. There is a $50 donation entry fee. For tournament information and signups call: Rhonda at 863-634-6586; Moe at 863-634-0057; or, sign up at Pogey’s Restaurant.Main Street Mixer slatedThe December mixer will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 Highway 441 North from 5 p.m. 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and enjoy a peaceful evening with friends during the Christmas Holiday season. For more information contact the Okeechobee Main Street Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw at 863-357-6246 or stop in the Main Street ofce at 55 South Parrott Avenue (across the street from CVS, in the Chamber building).Concealed weapon class setThe December Concealed Weapon Permit class will be conducted at the Chamber of Commerce, on Dec. 13 and Range class on the following Saturday. You may register on-line at www.okeechobeebusiness.com, click on the calendar, then click on the date of the event, then click online registration, once this window opens click on the non-member login, then ll out the application and then click nish when you have completed the form. You must come by the Chamber of ce and pay in advance. The cost for this class is $35.00. Weapons will be provided or you may bring your own. See you there!School plans McTeacher NightEverglades Elementary fundraiser event will be held at the McDonald’s on Park Street Thursday, Dec. 13 from 5-7 p.m. Ten percent of all sales during those hours will be used for rewards for our First and Second grade students. Please come out and support us!Join Elks Lodge nowLast chance to become a charter member of the Lake Okeechobee Elks Lodge. I f you are interested please attend the meeting on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the VFW South on U.S. 441 S.E. at 7 p.m. If you have any questions please call J. Jones at 863-467-2658.Auxiliary helping veteransThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Womens Auxiliary is asking for contributions o f denim jeans, in any condition, to be used in the making of bed roles for homeless vets. These will be distributed locally by Big Lake Missions. Jackets and blankets are also needed. Contributions may be dropped of f at either of Okeechobee’s VFW posts or the Buckhead Ridge VFW post. For more information, call 863-763-8011.B.R.A.T. Club hosts Christmas Teen DanceCome and join the December edition o f the B.R.A.T. Club Teen Dance on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 7 until 10 p.m. at the Freshman Campus. ‘Tweens and teens ages 12-16 are invited. Enjoy pizza, soda, chips, games and entertainment all for $7 admission. For more information, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.Knights of Columbus host dinner in Buckhead RidgeKnights of Columbus Buckhead Ridge located on S.R. 78 West and Chobee Loop, will serve a pork roast dinner with all the xings on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Take out is available. A donation of $8 for adults and $3 for children is requested. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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.Clarence E. Arnold, 86OKEECHOBEE — Clarence E. Arnold of Okeechobee passed away December 5, 2012 in Palm Beach, FL. He was born July 3, 1926 in Okeechobee, FL. He enjoyed the outdoors, tending his grove and spending time with his family. He was in the hay and grass planting business for many y ears. Mr. Arnold proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a lifelong member of the American Legion and at one time he was the youngest Okeechobee County Commissioner. He married Sue Arnold in 1977. Mr. Arnold was predeceased by his rst wife, Louise Arnold; two children, Mark Arnold and Chrissie Arnold Williams; granddaughter, Casie Lynn Spires; and brother, Roy Cecil Arnold. He is survived by his wife, Sue Arnold; three daughters, Irene L. Rowell, Bonnie Arnold (Eddie) and Angie Arnold; two sons, Michael Arnold (Joy) and Kevin Arnold; nine grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; and two sisters, Patty Hazellief and Alev ene Lantz all of Okeechobee. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, December 10, 2012 at the Buxton Chapel located at 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the Buxton Chapel. Interment will follow at Basinger Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Arnold’s Wildlife Rehab, 14895 NW 30th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Friends may sign the guest book and leave a message of condolence at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Tom Conway Sr., Tom Jr. and the Staff at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Jack Moser, 73OKEECHOBEE — Jack Moser, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in Raulerson Hospital. He was born February 17, 1939 in Sanford, North Carolina. He had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1990 coming from Lake W orth, Fl. He was a Truck Driver and of the Baptist Faith. Mr. Moser enjoyed shing and w atching wrestling on TV. He is survived by his wife, Gaye Moser of Okeechobee; daughter, Diane; one grandchild and two great grandchildren. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News December 9, 2012 Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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! Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 11 a.m. Okeechobee Livestock Market U.S. 98 North, Okeechobee (863) 763-3127 Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 • Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies • Matinees $4.50Fri., Dec. 7TH Thurs., Dec. 13THFor 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: “PITCH PERFECT”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “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 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 7 Okeechobee News December 9, 2012We had a good run of cattle this week and prices were pretty much steady compared to last week. Cows and bulls steady and feeder steers under 350# were lower $3-5. Over 350# were steady to $2 higher. Heifers under 350# were $2-4 higher and over 350# were mostly steady. Only two more sale weeks before Christmas, so bring them on in!!! Mosquito Ranch, Okeechobee, topped the calf market with a high of $2.70 bought by D & S Cattle. Mosquito Ranch, Okeechobee, topped the cow market with a high of 84.00 bought by Central Beef. See ya next week! Todd Okeechobee Livestock Market Report sentence of life in prison if he’s convicted on that charge. Mr. Moeller also added a new charge of possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. Hill is being held without bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. Detective William Suggs, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), initially arrested Hill after he allegedly traded gunshots with Javas Davon Jones, 21. Detective Suggs indicated in his report that witnesses to the event said Hill approached Mr. Jones with a gun in his hand and he was trying to pull a second gun from the pocket of his jacket. But Hill was allegedly having trouble getting the second weapon out because the gun’s hammer was caught on the pocket. Mr. Jones reportedly told the detective he ran around the side of a club to get away from Hill and was lying on the ground. About that time, he continued, someone yelled to him that there was a gun hidden under a box. Mr. Jones then apparently told the OCSO investigator that he picked up the gun and red two rounds in Hill’s direction. Hill, stated the deputy’s report, red 10 to 12 rounds at Mr. Jones. According to the report Hill apparently ran out of bullets, reloaded and red more rounds at Mr. Jones, who was not hit. One of Mr. Jones’ rounds found it’s mark, said Detective Suggs, as it struck Hill in the left buttock and it traveled to his leg where it cracked the femur. That bullet, added the detective, has not been removed. “That was the second time he’s (Hill) been shot in two months,” added Detective Suggs. The detective’s report went on to state that the two men have been arguing for quite some time over $20 lost in a dice game, over Mr. Jones getting in a ght with Hill’s brother and because Mr. Jones was talking to Hill’s girlfriend. A check of Hill’s prison record indicates that he was sent to the Department of Corrections (DOC) on Sept. 18, 2008, after he was convicted on felony charges of sale of cocaine, threatening to use a rearm during a felony, eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer and possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. Hill was released from the Santa Rosa Correctional Institute on Aug. 30, 2011. SHOOTERContinued From Page 1 Buxton “Grief share,” second place Sharon Ming “Edward Jones,” third place Okeechobee Retired Educators “Okeechobee City Hall”;  Best Theme; rst place Seminole Elementary “Christmas Bring it on!” second place Bass and Buxton “Grief Share,” and third place “Happy Holidays Sled”;  Best Custom Graphics: rst place “Go, Light your Candle,” second place Raulerson Hospital “Blue Tree,” and third place Gilbert Chevrolet;  Most Creative: rst place Everglades Elementary “Gator and Pound,” second place W al-Mart, and third place Edward Jones;  Most Fun or Comical; rst place Seminole Elementary “Christmas Bring it On!” second place Seminole Elementary “Reindeer,” third place Seminole Elementary “It’s Snow Hot in Okeechobee”;  Most Musical: rst place Wal-Mart, second place “Go, Light your Candle,” third place Okeechobee Community Theater “Blue Boy.” The Committee Choice Award went to Everglades Elementary’s “Gator and Pound.” What a great turn out for the 2012 Christmas cards in the park! The Band Boosters are looking forward to next year’s display. The cards are on display in Flalger Park on State Road 70 in downtown Okeechobee. CARDSContinued From Page 1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Okeechobee Christian Academy would like to thank the community for their incredible support of our Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction!! 8 Okeechobee News December 9, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the WeekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of Nov. 26-30. They are: Damon Tyner, Victor Guitierrez, Bryanna Barron, Elijah Galletto, Emma Jimmerson, Jenna Ramaglia, Kyle Cowles, Arianna Cook, Yureli Bustos, Madison Harrington, Robert Young, Joy Whipple, Raul Rodriguez, Jaedra Hill, Lucas Clay and Raul Castellanos-Marin. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESFestival of TreesVolunteers from Hospice of Okeechobee’s Festival of Trees welcomed students from Seminole Elementary and Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School to tour their annual display of dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces, table decor, and gingerbread houses. Mrs. Sickels and Mrs. Daaku’s classes (Seminole Elementary) have partnered with Mrs. Pell’s class (PECS) to share community experiences and make new friends during their joint eld trips this year. Their outing concluded with a delicious lunch at McDonald’s and an exciting visit to the Wooden Jungle. Foster parents are needed Training classes are openHibiscus Children’s Center Foster Care Program recruits, trains and licenses all the traditional Foster Parents in St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. The required 30 hour (MAPP) classes are held one evening a week or on Saturdays and are free. For additional information about becoming a Foster Parent or to register for a class please call: 1-800-403-9311 ext. 415. 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 863-357-0427..

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Okeechobee News December 9, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee NewsPassing the GavelFive Boy Scouts were reviewed for their Eagle Scout awards and Judge William Hendry passed the gavel as Past Chairman of Big Lake District’s Eagle Scout Board of Review in a ceremony on Nov. 10 at the Okeechobee County Courthouse. Standing left to right are: Ray Worley, Chairman Big Lake District (BLD) Eagle Scout Board of Review, Judge William L. Hendry Retiring Chairman BLD Eagle Scout Board of Review; Eagle applicants: Brandon Hudson, James Austin Grif n, BLD Eagle Scout Board of Review Members Mark Mayers, Steven Dobbs, and County and Commissioner Frank Irby, Honorary Eagle Scout Board of Review Member. Knealing left to right are Eagle Scout Applicants Nicholas Methner, William Holliday and Nicholas Ponce. Scout Master Carl Hudson sponsored the event as Host Troop 964. Troop 964 is sponsored by Okeechobee American Legion Post 64. Also participating was Scout Master Anthony Chihocky and Troop 619 from Clewiston. In the photo below, Judge William Hendry shows off his Eagle Scout Merit Badge Sash. The Purpose of the Eagle Scout Award: A recipient of the Eagle Scout Award is a Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or quali ed Venturer who applies the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in his daily life. He has achieved the qualities listed below because of determination and persistence through the advancement program.  Concern for others;  Ability to help others through skills he has learned;  Ability to live and work cooperatively with others by meeting his responsibility to his patrol (neighbors) and troop (community), etc.;  Concern for self by improving his physical tness to the limits of his physical resources; and,  Capacity for leadership. Special to the Okeechobee NewsFive years of service(Photo at left) Bryan Tindell, area director disposal operations, for Waste Management presents Tony Bishop, Sr. district manager, with a certi cate of congratulations for ve years of service at Okeechobee Land ll, Inc.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Just like at Publix, you can depend on our helpful, knowledgeable Publix Pharmacy associates. To truly care about you and your health. Give you answers on prescription and over-the-counter medications. And work hard to help you feel better. Trust us to have your best interests at heart„including ways to save money, with these FREE medications: antibiotics,* lisinopril,** and metformin.*** Publix at Northlake Village 3551 US Highway 441 S. OkeechobeePharmacy Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.…8 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.…6 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.…5 p.m. Pharmacy Phone number: 863.763.0428Everything you love about Publix. And more.Publix Pharmacy now open at Northlake Village.publix.com/pharmacy *Up to a 14-day supply of select antibiotics. **All strengths included. Maximum 30-day supply (60 tablets). Lisinopril-HCTZ combination products excluded. *** All strengths of generic immediate-release metformin included. Maximum 30-day supply (90 tablets). 11 Okeechobee News December 9, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Kiwanis ClubRotary welcomes Kip GardnerKip Gardner was the guest speaker for the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee on Nov. 29. He spent the presentation educating the audience on the duties of the Salvation Army, which is a disaster relief organization. Last year the Okeechobee Chapter of the Salvation Army raised over $28,000 and are ahead of that pace this year. Gardner encourages shoppers to give when entering and leaving a store and also to volunteer. If you have any interest in volunteering as a Salvation Army bell ringer, please call Kip at 863-3570427. Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESNES Teacher and Employee of the YearNorth Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year and School-Related Employee of the Year for 2012 are (left to right) Ro Wharin, school-related employee of the year, and Megan Williamson, teacher of the year. They are pictured with North Elementary School Principal Pat McCoy (far right).

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Take comfort in knowing that if a patient requires alternative, specialized treatment, we have an immediate and seamless transfer process with our sister HCA facilities on the Treasure Coast: Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute and St. Lucie Medical Center. That is why we are here delivering quality care when you need us most. Our state-of-the-art facility provides shorter average wait time, consistently below the national average. You can even let us know you are coming by using the new iNotify feature from iTriage.EMERGENCIES DONT WAIT FOR APPOINTMENTS ...OR HOLIDAYS. We Treat Kids Too! 12 Okeechobee News December 9, 2012 Ask about side effects and drug interactionsWhether you take a daily pill for a chronic condition or you need a one-time solution, prescriptions help us immensely. Today’s world of pharmaceuticals can seem overwhelming: Should you buy brand or generic? Should it be taken with or without food? Below are ve questions to ask your physician and pharmacist so that you can get the most from your prescriptions. 1. What condition does this prescription treat? Since some medications have multiple uses, be sure to understand exactly why your physician has prescribed it. The more you know, the more likely you will take your medication correctly, thus lowering the chances of negative side effects. 2. What kind of side effects should I expect? Check with your doctor if it’s safe to stop taking the medication if a negative side effect causes you discomfort. Ask how you can tell the difference between a side effect and an allergic reaction. 3. What special instructions should I keep in mind? Some prescriptions must be taken with or without a meal and some can exaggerate the effect of alcohol. According to the FDA, many medications can’t be combined with grapefruit juice, for example. If the medication will cause drowsiness, you may need to take it at night or when you’re least likely to drive. 4. Will it interact negatively with my other medications ? Bring a list of all medications you are currently taking with you to your doctor’s appointment, including how often and in what dosage. This helps your physician choose which prescriptions are best for you. 5. Is it addictive ? You and your doctor must decide in advance whether the bene ts of a prescription outweigh its risk of addiction and formulate a plan to avoid dependence. Did you know? Patients being discharged from Raulerson Hospital who have a prescription to ll for their treatment at home can utilize our free bedside delivery program with Walgreens Pharmacy. No more stopping at the pharmacy on the way home, no more lines or hassles. The program is offered as a convenience for patients and the delivery is free. The program is completely voluntary. For more health information, please visit RaulersonHospital.com. If you have any further questions or concerns, call us today at (863) 763-2151 or use our 24/7 ConsultA-Nurse service at 763-9228 to receive a physician referral. Question your physician and pharmacist about prescriptions Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe 2012 Big “O” HikeApproximately 80 people showed up in Pahokee on Nov. 17 to support the Big O Hike, to go on the Wimp Walk, or to do the 12-mile walk on the road to Port Mayaka. Participants came from as far away as Oregon and from all over the State of Florida. At the end of nine days of walking the 110 miles, 26 people were awarded certi cates of completion. This completes the 21st year for the Big "O" Hike. You can plan now to do the hike on Nov. 23, 2013. Special to the Okeechobee NewsRotary ClubJim Benton, Rotary Club of Okeechobee president, is seen here with Tricia Jenkins, chief philanthropy of cer with the Treasure Coast Food Bank. Ms. Jenkins was the guest at Rotary on Dec. 4. The Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets every Tuesday at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant on Parrott Avenue.

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The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Cirinna Marie Bormuth, 29, N.E. 106th St., was arrested Dec. 5 by Detective Javier Gonzalez on felony charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property. Her bond w as set at $12,500. She was later arrested by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation grand theft. She is being held w ithout bond on that charge.  Anthony David Bormuth, 24, N.E. 106th St., was arrested Dec. 5 by Detective Javier Gonzalez on felony charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $12,500.  Randy Lee Salas, 28, N.E. 106th St., was arrested Dec. 5 by Detective Javier Gonzalez on felony charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property. He was released on his own recognizance.  Eric Dan Hulen, 41, Farm Road, Sebring, w as arrested Dec. 6 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of burglary of a dwelling and burglary of a conveyance. His bond was set at $15,000.  Ruth B. Howling-Moore, 38, N.W. 33rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 6 by Deputy Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felonies of grand theft, forgery and uttering a forged bill/check/draft. Her bond was set at $7,500.  Joey Lee Harris, 29, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 6 by Deputy Patricia Massung on a St. Lucie County warrant charging him with the felony of burglary of a structure. His bond was set at $5,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many newspaper owners have a hidden agendaŽ „ whether it is political, economic or to promote the publishers cronies. Not us. Were owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust. Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and understanding citizens need to make intelligent decisions about public issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with honesty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 14 Okeechobee News December 9, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A seventh painting contractor has been arrested by a state investigator for failing to secure worker’s compensation coverage. According to Detective William Hill, of the state’s Department of Financial Services/ Division of Insurance Fraud (DOI), the man w as arrested while painting an airplane at the airport in Sanford. He went on to say the man was arrested by the Sanford Airport Police on his warrant. Leonardo R. Gomes, 28, N.W. 47th St., Pompano Beach, was arrested Wednesday evening, Dec. 5. He is currently being held in the Seminole County Jail on a $5,000 bond. Detective Hill said Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) has placed a hold on the Brazilian national, who is not a citizen of the United States. The arrest of Gomes was the nal arrest stemming from Detective Hill’s investigation that included the arrest of ve other painters who were painting aircraft at the Okeechobee County Airport. Gomes was not on site when the detective made those arrests on Oct. 25. A sixth member of that painting crew was arrested a few days later. All of those painters were arrested on a felony charge of failure to secure worker’s compensation coverage. Detective Hill said Gomes was painting a Gulfstream G-3 plane when he was arrested at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. “What will probably happen is he will be held at Seminole County until he’s brought to Okeechobee to answer to the state charge,” said the detective. “ICE won’t do anything until he answers to that state charge.” The detective added that Gomes does have a criminal history. Detective Hill pointed out that this investigation has expanded to include three more airports, and now includes three different law enforcement agencies. A stop work order was also issued which means Gomes, the owner of Leo Aviation, cannot continue to operate his business until he obtains worker’s comp coverage. Painter arrested for no worker’s comp Leonardo Gomes By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local detective has been assigned the task of catching those responsible for the recent thefts of batteries from power supply cable television boxes. Detective Augustin Saucedo, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), said there have been four such thefts in about a week. He said each box contains three gellled batteries that are valued at $125 each. He added, however, because of damage to the boxes and electrical wiring it will cost Comcast Cable an estimated $500 to replace the batteries and box in each case. “The boxes are outside on a power pole, and the box is about 8 feet off the ground,” said the OCSO investigator. At this point, he continued, he’s not sure how the thief or thieves are getting to the boxes. He said one possible way would be to pull a pickup truck next to the pole. OCSO Detective Lieutenant Brad Stark said it’s possible the stolen batteries are being sold as scrap. Sheriff’s of ce reports indicate that on Nov. 26 Deputy Tammy Sera ni answered a theft complaint on S.R. 78 W. Her report stated that a power supply box containing three batteries was pried open and the batteries were stolen. The thief bent the cover of the box and broke the clasps that kept the box shut. The thief then cut the electrical wiring and removed the batteries, stated her report. On Dec. 4 OCSO Deputy Joseph Hall answered a similar complaint on U.S. 441 S.E. The deputy went on to state in his report that he later learned there were two more such thefts on S.R. 78 W. Deputy Sera ni’s report also stated that she was able to lift some latent ngerprints from the damaged box. The batteries are the size of a car battery, added Deputy Sera ni’s report. Detective looks for clues in battery thefts The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated the following reports of crimes last week. ASSAULT  200 block of U.S. 98 N.  1000 N.W. 34th St. BURGLARY  7600 block of N.W. 84th Court  9900 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  2200 block of N.W. Fourth St.  15000 block of N.W. 258th St.  1900 block of S.R. 78 W.  9700 block of S.R. 78 W.  14400 block of N.W. 256th St.  1400 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  35800 block of N.E. 10th Drive  1800 block of N.E. Second St. (attempted) FRAUD  2900 block of N.E. 11th Lane  3000 block of S.E. 29th Terrace THEFT  700 block of S.E. 14th Ave. (appliances)  5100 block of S.E. 43rd St. (license tag decal)  8400 block of S.E. 57th Drive (motorcycle)  1800 block of N.W. Third Lane (GPS)  3900 block of S.W. 40th Ave.  1600 block of S.R. 70 W. (boat battery)  3800 block of S.E. 27th St. (medications)  900 block of N.E. 29th Terrace (medications)  9900 block of S.W. 40th Terrace (license tag & decal)  3800 block of N.W. Fourth St. (license tag decal)  15300 block of N.W. 264th St. (shutters) CRIMINAL MISCHIEF  8100 block of U.S. 441 S.E. Investigations

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsMegan Hargraves and Raylee Coleman each had nine points and the Lady Bulls of Yearling Middle School used a smothering defense to overwhelm cross-town rival Osceola, 31-12, in girls basketball action Tuesday at OHS. The Lady Bulls led 11-2 after one and 17-2 at the half. Shytria Ash had 12 rebounds for Yearling. Alexys Scott had ve points and Brianna Ingram added four points for Osceola, (0-3). Y earling Coach Tammy Wright said her team this year is young but athletic and quick and she tries to use those qualities to the team's adv antage. "The one thing we have going for us is speed. We don't have great shooters but we rely on defense to get us through the game and play up temp. When the game slows down that takes us out of our game. We are accustomed to the fast pace," she noted. Yearling used a full court press throughout most of the rst half and caused problems for the Warriors. After a eld goal by Scott, Yearling ran off 17 straight points and allowed few W arrior shots. Osceola Coach John Carroll said he felt Yearling was much more aggressive and out played his team in the rst half, "I feel we w ere more aggressive in the second half. We rebounded, took the ball to the basket, got back on defense and played harder. That kept us from getting totally blown out." Yearling had 25 steals as a team in the game. They also had an advantage in rebounds. There was a big crowd for the annual game with the two teams perhaps not used to so much attention and noise in the gym. Carroll said his team was a little sluggish at the start and some of the girls had never been inside the high school gym before. "They were kind of in awe. It was an eye opener for them. It took them a little time to get used to it. We played a lot better in the second half, we hustled and gave it everything we had," he added. Wright said her girl's also had some trouble adjusting to the different environment. She said the game meant a lot to her team. "This is the one game they really look forward to. I think the nerves got us. We were very anxious. It was bitter sweet. We won but we didn't play our best," she added. Wright said the team will be busy practicing lay ups and easy buckets as they missed a number of easy shots on Tuesday. Carroll said he continues to tinker with the lineup. He used his tallest player Breaira Smith at point guard because of her ball handling skills. "I hope to nd a combination that will click a little bit more. We have got to get better on defense, get quicker and a little smart and I hope that comes with experience," he added. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Celebrations www.newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineEach Celebrations package includes: and family & JANE A. ILLUSTRATION WEDDINGJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE She is the daughter of Joseph and Jane SUSAN A. EXAMPLE BIRTH & JANE A. EXAMPLE ANNIVERSARYJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Submit your good news today at & JANE A. EXAMPLE ENGAGEMENTJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! Friday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Providing our community quality healthcare services with a personal touch for more than 30 years Emergency Services 24 hrs /7 days a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Physical, Occupational & Speech Thera py R adiology Services Accredited by the American College of Radiology in: CT Scan, Digital Ma mmography, MRI, Nu clear Medicine, & Ul trasound Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ Inpatient and Outpatient Services Occupational Health / Workers Compensa tion We Treat Kids Too! Available year-round at orida.n ewszap.com R H H H R C S M. S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care Choose how you want your news publishedPut yourself in print! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 15 Okeechobee News December 9, 2012 Lady Bull hoopsters gore OMS by 31-12 margin Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAlexandria Ducutt of Osceola is surrounded by Yearling defenders during Tuesday’s game at OHS. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAlexys Scott (left) scored ve points to lead Osceola.

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TAYLOR CREEK 2BR, 2BA, Condo on ground oor, water, pool & boat ramp included. Long term lease only. Call (863) 634-0663. Taylor Creek Condo2BR/1BA, furnished, boat dockage, pool & water included,totally new kitchen & bath,$800/month + 1 month security. No pets. Call (863)658-4264 or (305)522-5024 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 16 Okeechobee News December 9, 2012 Your new car could b e in todays paper. Hav e you looked for it?

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Houses RentOKEE2/1 3/2 Large First class property. 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash, back-up generator & utilities included $545. mo. and $495. mo. For alternate unit 3/2 $595. mo. call for details. Mon-Fri. No Pets. 863-467-9800 TREASURE ISLAND 2/2 fenced yard, w/ Boat house, clean. $650/mo. 2/2 on water, all utilities included. $200/weekly. 4-5bd/3ba on water, lake access, fenced and shed. $1,000/mo. Call (561)262-1390 Office Space RentOKEECHOBEE Executive of ce spaces avail. $350 month. Includes Alarm, electric, water, and WiFi. Call 863-697-9663. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleOKEE 3 br./2ba. Screened porch. Completely furnish for $19,000 or unfurnished for $14,000. Call 863-824-0559. Lots SaleLot For Sale Treasure Island SE 25th Street Mobile Home Ready $10,000.00 CALL 863-357-7409 OR 863-447-0616 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home RentTREASURE ISLAND 2BR, on lake access canal with boat slip. 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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Boats Bayliner Classic 25’ cruiser. Exc cond. New motor professionally installed. New alum trailer. Serious illness forces sale $13,500. 863-824-0801 or cell 561-386-7756. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Fifth Wheels37 ft Travel Supreme washer/dryer, great condition, $13,900.00 Call 863-763-7395 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice LEGAL ADVERTISEMENTUnited for Families, Inc., the Community-Based Care Lead Agency for Child Welfare services in Circuit 19 of Florida, is accepting proposals for an experienced Dependency Case Management Organization to provide related services and activities in St. Lucie County Florida. This Invitation to Negotiate [ITN #1213-001-13 14-SLDCMO] contains important information related to activities and services and procurement deadline dates related to this solicitation. This ITN may be accessed at http://www.uff.us/publications.php, or a copy may be picked up at United for Families, Inc.’s administrative location, 10570 S Federal Highway, Suite 300, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. All Bidder Notice of Intent to Submit a Proposal are due by 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2012.431423 ON 11/30-12/21/2012 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that Intent to Issue Permit (Permit No. 40824-085-UO) has been prepared for Mr. John F. Hayford, PE, Executive Director, for Okeechobee Utility Authority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, to operate a Class I injection well, IW-1, consisting of a 24-inch diameter injection casing, and an associated dual zone monitoring well, MW-1. The purpose of the facility is for the disposal of secondary treated wastewater at Okeechobee Utility Authority Cemetery Road WWTF, Okeechobee County, Florida. The ef uent from the wastewater treatment plant injected into IW-1 shall be treated with high level disinfection as prescribed by Rules 62-600.440(5)(a) through (f), F.A.C., in accordance with federal regulation 40 CRF 146.15 and 146.16, governing Class I municipal injection wells in Florida. Under this permit, the maximum ow rate into IW-1 shall not exceed 4.4 MGD (3040 gpm) (peak hour ow) or 2.4 feet per second (fps ), which is the tested injection rate of IW-1. Injection is into the Oldsmar Limestone in the open hole interval between 2765 feet and the total depth at 3205 feet bls. The con nement of the injection zone from the overlying underground source of drinking water (USDW) aquifers and uid movement adjacent to the well bore are to be monitored by the associated dual zone monitoring well MW-1. The base of the underground source of drinking water (UISDW) is at 1825 feet bls. Monitoring intervals in MW-1 are 1820 to 1847 feet and 1970 to 2005 feet bls. The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120. 57 of the Florida Statutes (F.S.). A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department’s proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57 F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received) in the Department’s Of ce of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000. Petitions led by the applicant or any of the parties listed below must be led within 14 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions led by any other persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3) F.S., must be led within fourteen days of publication of the public notice or receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will only be at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any; each the Department case or identi cation number and the county in which the subject matter or activity is located; (b) a statement of when and how each petitioner received notice of the Department action; (c) a statement of how each petitioner’s substantial interests are affected by the Department action; (d) a statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) a statement of facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the Department action; (f) a concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and statutes which entitle the petitioner to relief; and (g) demand for relief (sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wants the Department to take). A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28 106.301. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Department nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Department on the petitions have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation under Section 120.573, F.S., is not available for this proceeding. A party to this order has the right to seek judicial review of it under Section 120.68 of the Florida Statutes, by ling a notice of appeal under Rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the clerk of the Department in the Of ce of General Counsel, Mail Station 35, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 3000, and by ling a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable ling fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice must be led within thirty days after this order is led with the clerk of the Department. The draft permit is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Southeast District of ce, 400 North Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401. Please contact Heidi Vandor, PG, at (561) 681-6687 of this of ce, for additional information or to obtain a copy of the draft permit. 432387 ON 12/9/2012 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CA 408 VELOCITY COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION f/k/a FLORIDA AIRCRAFT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. RICHARD G. KLINGLER, JR. and TAMMY JEAN KLINGLER, his wife, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, TRUSTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, TENANT #1 and TENANT #2, the names being ctitious to account to parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: TAMMY JEAN KLINGLER Whose last known address is: 9250 NE 101st Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 and all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against TAMMY JEAN KLINGLER and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described herein. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to or foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 12, PINE ISLAND, PHASE I, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 52, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA with an address of 9250 NE 101st Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Brett A. Duker, Esq., the plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is Arnstein & Lehr LLP, 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, within 30 days of 1st publication, and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED on 12/5/2012. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court By: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Clerk 432284 ON 12/9,16/2012 17 Okeechobee News December 9, 2012 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. ACROSS 1 Make sound 5 Fictional elephant 10 Pine 14 Capital at the foot of Mount Entoto 16 Gamblers marker 17 Moving like a dog in a narrow tube? 19 Spots on cartes 20 Straight opening? 21 Kennel worker 25 Greek sphinx, from the neck down 27 Dud sparklers? 29 Good for growing, as soil 30 Traps 31 Pick up 34 Razor brand 35 Contempt 37 Stadium level 38 Sigh relative 39 Othello, for one 40 Wonder Woman weapon 41 One solving several crosswords simultaneously? 44 Anniversary gala 47 Hagen-Dazs array 48 Words after take or save 49 Z-zebra link 50 Brilliant bees? 57 Performer of many Dylan songs 58 San Diego Zoo attraction 59 __ breve 60 Folklore threats 61 Not at all bleak DOWN 1 It may be glazed 2 URL ending 3 Woodworking tool 4 Songwriter Phair 5 One holding property in trust 6 Lil __: oldthemed restaurant 7 Traveling companions? 8 NYC dance co. 9 Word of support 10 Cache crop? 11 Laundry conveyor 12 Good times 13 Group values 15 By a narrow margin 18 Rank and file movers 21 Key of Schuberts Impromptu Op. 90, No. 3 22 Popular party people 23 Arkansass ___ National Forest 24 Baum princess 25 Stead 26 Warhead vehicle, briefly 28 Pirouette 31 Blow ones top 32 Coastal wader 33 They may signify joy 35 Exude 36 Nap 37 Branch 39 Media lead-in 40 Source of some greens 41 Italian square 42 Ascetic of yore 43 Articulations 44 Sluglike alien strangled by Leia 45 Standard 46 Chisels edge 49 Bacteriologists supply 51 IHOP __: takeout food program 52 Short job 53 Syr. seceded from it in 1961 54 __-cone 55 Money VIPs 56 Mention By Peter Koetters (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 05/06/11 05/06/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle Flag football adult league formsThere will be an organizational meeting for adult league ag football on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, from 6-9 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic Center. Fees are $350 per team, due Jan. 25. The season starts in February. For more information contact Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation (863)763-6950. Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation's Youth Basketball League will be held Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning Dec. 17 through Jan. 11, 2013. Registration is $45 per child and is being conducted at 640 N.W. 27th Lane (at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex). The league will consist of boys and girls in three divisions: 10 & under, 12 & under, and 14 & under. Birth certi cates must be presented when registering. The age determination date is March 15, 2013. A clinic for rst time players is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Yearling Middle School gymnasium as follows: 10 & under at 9:30 a.m., 12 & under at 10:30 a.m. and 14 & under at 11:30 a.m. Games are played locally and are tentatively scheduled to begin on Saturday, Jan. 26. Sponsors, coaches, referees and volunteers needed. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Sarah Davis won the most valuable player award while Taylor Logan and Erin Hudson won Brahman Awards at the Okeechobee High School volleyball awards banquet held Tuesday night at OHS. OHS coach Todd J ones also handed awards for the most assists 402 to Davis, best serving percentage 99.2 percent and most defensive digs 357 to Krista Ward, most blocks to Baylee Farless, most kills, 184 to Darby Jones, and best kill percentage to Kyla Hargraves. He also handed out four-year letters to scorekeeper Taylor Logan, Maci Thomas, Davis, Jones and Ward and a three-year letter to Hargraves. OHS was eliminated by eventual state champion Venice in the rst round of the playoffs. The senior class quali ed for the regional for all four years. Davis, who will attend Texas A&M on an academic scholarship next fall said she worked very hard to get the most valuable player award and it didn't come easy. "I'm very humble about it. The setter is not a glorious position but you must be the team's motivator and encourage teammates when things get rough," she added. Davis intends to study engineering or become a veterinarian and is excited about going to College Station, Texas, to learn and get new experiences. "We had a great run for four years. We won a district title in volleyball and that was one of my favorite moments," she added. Davis also excels in softball and in weight lifting. Hudson said she was surprised to win the Brahman Award. She has one year of eligibility left and will be one of two returning seniors, the other is Taylor Williams. She said there is a lot of young talent on the squad and she has high hopes for a good season next year. "I intend to work hard and be a good mentor and role model. I hope the younger players get stronger and improve and that we have a good season," she explained. Coach Jones said the past four years were an enjoyable time for him as a father and coach. He said the team loses a lot of great players but will return a team capable of competing right away. The state will also realign districts this year and Okeechobee will likely be in a district with Jensen Beach rather than Martin County. "It will be wide open next year for spots on the team. The young girls have a lot of talent and we'll be good again," he added. His daughter Darby is one o f the seniors who could pla y college volleyball. LeAnn a Cotton and Rebekah Bryan played college volleyball this year. The junior varsit y most valuable player award went to Makayla Root, the Brahman Award to Juli a Weldon, most improved to Hannah Collier, offensive player of the year to Sarah Hurst, and defensive player of the year to Delane y Osceola. 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 18 Okeechobee News December 9, 2012 High school volleyball team honored at banquet Sarah Davis Darby Jones Kyla Hargraves Krista Ward Taeler Logan Baylee Farless Erin Hudson Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJunior varsity awards for volleyball went to (L-R) Julia Weldon (Brahman), Sarah Hurst (Offensive player of year), Delaney Osceola (Defensive Player of Year),and MaKayla Root (MVP). Also on hand was coach Karen Cotton (center).

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