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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
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Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 02-17-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Sunday, February 17, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 21 14.37 feetLast Year: 13.13 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus tax Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenSeminole festival under wayThe 75th Annual Brighton Seminole Field Day and Festival is under way this weekend at Brighton Reservation. The festival will include Native American dancing, arts and crafts, alligator shows and demonstrations of Seminole cooking, sewing, crafts and carving. Today, gates open at 10 a.m. and XTreme Bullriding starts at 3 p.m. The festival grounds are next to the Fred Smith Rodeo Arena, off State Road 721 in Glades County. For more information call 863-467-6039 or go online to www.REZRODEO.com. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News It has been said that the more things change, the more they remain the same. That is certainly true with the recent issue of Sunday alcohol sales in the city. That controversial issue has come up before with business owners with liquor licenses in favor of it and ministers opposing it. On July 9, 1957 the Okeechobee City Council passed an ordinance banning the sale of all alcoholic beverages in the city between midnight on Saturday and 7 a.m. on Monday. The minutes recorded no opposition from the public. The matter came up again May 6, 1975 when four business Alcohol sales topic of continued debateKorean War vet honored ...Page 12 Man accused of drug sales ... Page 15 Travel baseball team does well in tournaments ... Page 18 Bass tourney ministry ... Page 19 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Special Magistrate Debra Hooker will consider ne reduction on two cases, imposing nes in seven cases and hearing one new case Tuesday afternoon. In the only case under the heading of new business, Joyce Elaine Kriegel will have to answer charges of using an RV as a residence outside a licensed RV park and maintaining a nuisance on her 2816 S.E. 36th Ave. property. Stephen and Barbara Kirkpatrick, owners of property at 2621 S.E. 33rd St., and David McNulty, owner of property at 9144 S.E. 66th Code Magistrate to consider reducing nes By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Last weekend's Mudfest event held in Okeechobee may not have been the biggest ever held here, but it still kept county medical personnel and law enforcement plenty busy. And even though there was an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 people at the event on Saturday, Feb. 9, county residents were not impacted by a reduction of service from either the Okeechobe e County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) o r Okeechobee County Fire/Rescu e (OCF/R). While deputies from the sher iff's of ce did provide security a t the event, those deputies were al l on their own time and were pai d by Mudfest organizers. "I would say there was on e other time it was busier, when i t rst started, but other than that i t Mudfest kept cops and EMTs busySee SUNDAY — Page 14 See MUDFEST —Page 14 If you go ...What: Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearing When: 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19 Where: Health Dept. Auditorium, 1728 N.W. 9h Ave.See CODE — Page 14



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Does a candidate’s weight matter? My ideas on it are that it shows a terrible weakness from a person who always tries to project the opposite, with his mouth. This guy is ghting a losing battle if he thinks he can control public statements enough so that his kids won’t hear them.  I think comments about ‘worrying someone will die in of ce’ are often just a way to pretend you are concerned about the person while planting doubt in the minds of others about that candidate. They did the same thing during John McCain’s campaign, saying due to his age, he would be more at risk.  I don’t know about the success chances of the obese, but they better not stop to take a drink of water during a speech. CNN calls it a career ender.  Is ANYONE who is able to form a cogent thought taking the lapdog alphabet media seriously?  The mainstream media freaked out over a thirsty guy taking a drink of water. Yet I can’t help but remember that four years before he ran for president, Bill Clinton gave a long, confusing, rambling speech at the Democratic National Convention that many television commentators said was a “career ender.” And as I recall, the public didn’t care what the TV talking heads thought about the speech, or about Bill Clinton’s BMI.Give credit where credit is due It’s good to see some of our snowbirds have taken it upon themselves to refurbish the signs into their neighbourhood, Kissimmee River Estates. It is nice since this is your home away from home here in South Florida. The same pride you have in your “up North” neighbourhood is being shown in your “down South” neighbourhood. Way to go snowbirds! State Road 70 traf c Crazy drivers are everywhere. Those drivers that drive 5 mph under the posted speed limit also create a problem. It forces those that drive or intend to drive the posted speed to pass. Drivers forced to drive under the speed limit for no reason except a slow driver tend to lose their patience and make a bad decision.  Maybe our northern friends come down here and think the speed limit is in kilometers not miles per hour. That means that they are going slower than the speed limit.  Maybe their speed is related to the speed that they feel they can safely handle their car. Or, maybe they are looking for a place to pull off and spend their money.  I don’t mind the slow drivers—so long as they don’t pull out right in front of me. But what really gets me is the ones who stop on the Kissimmee River Bridge to look at the river, not caring that there is a line of cars behind them trying to cross that bridge.Mixed drink ban As a person who enjoys the occasional cocktail, I resent the city council implying that my morals are somehow lesser than those of the folks who drink beer. Because I would like to enjoy a margarita on a Sunday afternoon, how does that make me of lower morals than the guy who is drinking a beer? Alcohol is alcohol and it’s time the city council woke up and realized how foolish they are for not lifting the ban on mixed drinks on Sundays. It makes Okeechobee look silly.  There was a restaurant in Okeechobee that did not serve alcoholic beverages because they were catering to the church crowd. They went out of business.  How is allowing beer and wine but banning mixed drinks taking the moral high ground? The city council seems to think that people who liked mixed drinks are somehow more sinful than people who drink beer or wine. There is no “hard liquor” and “soft liquor.” Legally and chemically it is all alcohol. If restaurants want to make a little more money by selling mixed drinks—let them. People are not going to get any more intoxicated on mixed drinks than they already do on beer. They might actually drink less because the mixed drinks are more expensive.  The idea of making a concession by allowing beer and wine is not too smart. Either you are selling alcohol or not. By Mark Mayers, LMFT, CAP Real Life Children’s Ranch Technologically our world continues to make light years of progress each decade. These advances have made our lives easier in countless ways. The problem is, easier is not always better. Morally we are not necessarily improving. In fact in many ways our nation is loosing the integrity and ethical standards that our forefathers worked so hard to instill in our nation’s fabric. Perhaps one of the greatest areas of our moral decline that our nation’s recent generations are experiencing is a lack of respect for authority. Although the authorities in our lives are not perfect—no human being is—they have been placed in their positions by God. Romans 13: 1-7 says, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4 for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath bu t also for the sake of conscience. 6 For becaus e of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this ver y thing. 7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.” God wants each of us to be subject (o r submit) to the authorities in our lives. Unless they ask or demand that we do something contradictory to His word we are to submit to the authorities in our lives. After all, God tells us that He has established them to protect us. By submitting to the authorities in our lives we are really submitting to God. There is no greater protection than this. Finally, we mus t remember that submission is also a matter o f the heart. Following the directions of thos e who are in authority over us should com e from a loving heart. In reality only the Jesus can produce this. One of the greatest truths we can teach our young people is to submi t to and respect authority. The best way we can teach them this Godly principle is with ou r choices. St. Frances of Assisi said it best when he said, “Preach the Gospel always. If necessary use words.” February 17, 2013 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 community name and your local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam pling of some of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating! The article headlined “Teen not a bully, mom tells of cials,” contained an error. The article stated, “She also quoted an unnamed teacher who allegedly encouraged her son to strike the victim.” This should have been: “She quoted an unnamed teacher who encouraged students in his six hour class to strike her son.” We regret the error and any confusion that it might have caused. Correction Today: Clear. High of 59F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Clear. Low o f 37F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastMonday : Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. Fog early. High of 72F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Monday Night : Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday : Overcast. High of 79F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday Night : Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Bloodmobile will be in townIf you are in good health and at least 17 years old, you can help save lives by giving blood. For information, visit a blood drive and speak to the medical professionals there. Blood drives are planned for:  Sunday, Feb. 17 – Golden Corral, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Thursday, Feb. 21 – High School (inside), 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Thursday, Feb. 21High School (outside), 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Friday, Feb. 22 – Big O RV Park, Hwy 78W, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.



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BHR Ladies host breakfastBuckhead Ridge Ladies Auxiliary of the V FW 9528 will hold their monthly breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. We will have sausage, biscuits & gravy, home fries, eggs any way you want them, juice, & coffee for a donation of $5. This event is open to the public, so please join us. For more information, please call our Post at 863-467-2882.Post 64 offers bingo nightAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night bingo beginning on Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. 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.Garden Club to meet Feb. 18The Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. and the Orchid Club at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18 at the Extension Center, 451 U.S. 98 N. Bring a plant to show or a problem to discuss. For more information, call 863763-6469.CEUs onsite training slatedOn Monday, Feb. 18 two classes will be held BFASTplusSN from 8 a.m.-noon and CFAST from 1-5 p.m. in the Okeechobee Department of Health auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. If you have any general questions or concerns, call Lisa Klos at 813-974-3809.County Fair Board to meetThe Okeechobee County Fair Board will hold their next meeting on Monday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Chamber of Commerce of ce.Eagles North hosting bingoEagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will have bingo on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. On W ednesday, Feb. 20, bingo starts at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the FOE 4137 Community bene t fund.Eagles to host pork dinnerCypress Hut Eagles will host a roast pork dinner by Don Orf with all the trimmings on Tuesday, Feb. 19, starting at 5:30 p.m.B.R.A.T. dance is Feb. 23B.R.A.T. Club, Inc. is hosting a Valentines dance on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 7 10 p.m. at South Elementary School cafeteria. Tweens and teens ages 12-16 are invited. $7 admission. For more information, please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996. Shrine hosting dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club, at 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesday evening Feb. 19 from 4 p.m. 7 p.m. and reservations are not required. The Shrine Club is please to offer smoke-free dinning. The complete dinner is available for a donation of only $6. All proceeds bene t Shrine charities. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, please contact Kip Gardner at 863-3570427, Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.Medical Reserve Corp to meetMRC's monthly meeting has been changed to the third Tuesday of February at 6 p.m. This month's meeting is Feb. 19 at IRSC Okeechobee Campus. Please RSVP Upcoming MRC training events: First off is a two day class to prepare Community Emergenc y Response Team's. Training will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 & 16 at IRSC Okeechobee Campus. Class hours are 9 a.m. noon on Feb. 9, and 9 a.m.1 p.m. on Feb. 16. Anyone interested in attending these classes please contact Brian Sell at 863-462-5865 or e-mail Brian_Sell@doh.state. .us. Community Events 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.Bernice Lillian Nehlsen, 83 OKEECHOBEE Bernice Lillian Nehlsen passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 3, 1929 in Chicago, Ill. She was a Homemaker. There will be no public visitation or services. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Danny F. Major, 45OKEECHOBEE Danny F. Major died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Danny was born in Chicago, Ill., but moved with his family as a pre-teen to Okeechobee in 1979. He enjoyed drag-racing and cars. He was a real family man and loved attending Gator games with family and friends. Danny was very outgoing, possessing a big heart and a willingness to help anyone. Danny was preceded in death by a daughter, Samantha Major. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Major (Jason Raulerson) of Okeechobee; granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Sara; brothers, Scott (Linda) Major of Okeechobee, Larry Major of Manitowoc, Wis.; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, from 11 a.m. until service time of 1 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, donations may be made in Danny's memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Mary Hatcher, 88OKEECHOBEE Mary Hatcher passed away Feb. 13, 2013. No services will be held. Those wishing to sign the online register book and leave a condolence message may do so at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. All arrangements were under the care of Buxton Funeral Home, 110 NE 5th Street (Corner of SR 441), Okeechobee, FL. Dennis ‘Denny’ Weyenberg, 73OKEECHOBEE Dennis "Denny" Weyenberg passed away Feb. 15, 2013. He was born Aug. 30, 1939 in Appleton, Wis. He graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1957 and married his high school sweetheart, Janet Busse, in 1959. He was employed at Doering's Super Value before he and Janet opened their own business, Denny's Supermarket in New London. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hattie Weyenberg; parents-in-law, Gilbert and Olive Busse; and brother-in-law, Richard Busse. He is survived by his wife, Janet Weyenberg; daughters, Wendy Bodway (Dennis) of Appleton, Wis., Sherry McClelland (Arden) and Dawn Weyenberg (special friend Richard Schlicht) all of New London, Wis.; grandchildren, Denise Balboa (Nick), Dana Laabs (Rob), Andrew Bodway (Kerri), Jason Dreier (Gina), Ryan Dreier, Colin Loughrin, Connor Loughrin; seven great grandchildren; brothers, James Weyenberg (Babs), Leroy Weyenberg (Judy) and Neil Weyenberg (Mary Ellen); in-laws, Carol Busse, Ronald Busse (Sue), Kay Busse, Keith Busse (Gail), Mary Hooyman (Gary), Debbie Deleeuw (Mark); and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. You will be in our hearts forever, we love you. The Weyenberg family would like to thank the staff of Nephrology Associates, Big Lake Dialysis Center, Hospice of Okeechobee and the Hamrick Home, Met Care and Raulerson Hospital. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee FL 34973. Friends may sign the guest book and leave a message of condolence at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Doyle M. Selph, 66OKEECHOBEE Doyle M. Selph passed away on Feb. 12, 2013 at the Courtenay Springs Vitas Hospice. He was a native of Okeechobee and graduated from Okeechobee High School. Doyle served his country as a member of the 97th Army Band in 1966-67. After being discharged, he toured with a show group playing trumpet and ugelhorn for ve years prior to returning to Florida and making Merritt Island his home. He was a member of many successful bands in the area and was always welcomed at the local jazz clubs where he sat in with famous jazz musicians. Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, S. Wilson and Lois C. Selph. He is survived by brother, Fred and partner Ken Prentice, of Black Mountain, N.C.; brother, Floyd and wife Shirley of Okeechobee, Fla.; one niece; two nephews; three great nieces; and one great nephew. At the family's request funeral arrangements will be private. Contributions in Doyle's memor y may be made to Vitas of Brevard, 4450 West Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 250, Melbourne, FL 32934 or to Cancer Research or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Island Cremations & Funeral Home, Merritt Island.Harlan D. Hunke, 84 OKEECHOBEE Harlan D. Hunke died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, in Ft. Pierce. Harlan was born in Mandan, N.D. and lived on Big Pine Key before moving to Okeechobee in 1986. He was a retired Air Force Veteran where he served as an electronics technician. Harlan was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the Eagles. Possessing a life-long love of electronics, he was employed by Wise TV prior to it becoming Radio Shack. Video production was a special area of interest. Stamp collecting was also among his hobbies. Harlan is survived by his wife of 34 years, Edn a Hunke of Okeechobee; daughters, Lora and Brenda Hunke; two grandchildren; and four sisters, Eileen and Pat, both of Florida, and Joyce and Beryl. If friends desire, donations may be made in Harlan's memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements were under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News February 17, 2013



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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Bass Fishing Trips Duck Hunts Turkey Hunts • Gator Hunts Fri., Feb. 15TH Thurs., Feb. 21STFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “SAFE HAVEN”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG PG-13 R Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 11 a.m. Okeechobee Livestock Market U.S. 98 North, Okeechobee (863) 763-3127 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 7 Okeechobee News February 17, 2013 Okeechobee Livestock ReportCow & Bulls were a little higher this week, $2-3. Calves looked to be pretty much steady compared to last week. Looks like demand may be stronger on heavier weight ranges, over 400#. Runs are slowing down so get your cattle in early if possible! Rafter T Ranch, Sebring, topped the calf market with a high of $3 bought by Lewis Livestock. U & D Cattle, Okeechobee, topped the cow market with a high of 90.00 bought by Central Beef. See ya next week, Todd By Cathie CarpenterYMS Guidance Counselor On February 12, the students and parents at YMS were treated to a special presentation by the teachers. Those who attended were served a delicious taco dinner by Mrs. L. Bandi, Ms. C. Jones and Mrs. D. Brewer, that included homemade brownies made by Mrs. S. Bandi herself. The attendees were welcomed by Mr. Brewer and then took part in an interactive theatrical experience based on mathematical operations. Mr. R. Altice was the so very wise Math Doctor, (accompanied by his ever-so-lovely Math-ettes, Mrs. D. Gibbs and Ms. B. Bryner), receiving calls from an ensemble of colorful characters. Students had a newspaper to follow along with the action and to solve math problems. The skit began with a Math Fan (Mrs. S. Bandi) thanking the good doctor for all his assistance with her irrational fear of math. This Math Fan was transformed into Super-Math Woman with the information provided on how to increase body mass index. Veronica (Mrs. Campbell) was faced with the dilemma of eliminating two of her three boyfriends: Max (Ms. Heineman), Brad (Mr. King), and Poindexter (Mr. Ochoa). The students used the measurements of the Valentine boxes of candy to determine which suitor had the largest volume of candy. In the end, the students in the audience calculated that Poindexter won the heart of beautiful Veronica. Short infomercials were performed between the scenes, the rst being for Teacher-Be-Gone, to rid you of that annoying teacher and a Zit Zapper that gave bandage boy (Cole Carpenter) third-degree burns and made Bald Girl's (Mrs. McCoin) hair fall out. The audience assisted the music teacher (Mrs. Van Ness) in selecting the lead for her chorus using number cards they received as they signed in. They eliminated the odd numbers, multiples of four, and then the square root of 36. Once again, Poindexter was the victor with his Math Rap. Courtney (Mrs. Mendez), was a call-in contestant who had the challenge of answering ve real-word questions on how math is used by a profession. She wasn't thrilled with her penny prize until she heard the doctor describe on air how geometric progression would have turned that penny into more than ve million dollars. Too bad for Courtney! The Lunch Lady (Mrs. Wright) got help on fractions from the Math Doctor to help her make Pineapple See-food Surprise for the taste-tasting committee (Mrs. McCoin, Mrs. Box and Mrs. Campbell) to approve. The recipe included spinach, sardines, jello, vegetable juice, and hot sauce. Bad news! This was really the remedy for stinky feet! Action News (Ms. Heineman) reported on an alien sighting by a farmer (Mrs. Charlton) while he was lling up his gas tank. She then interviewed a custodian (Mrs. Box) about the sighting at the school. Finally, the alien (Mrs. Root) explained the devious plan. They abducted the algebra teacher (Mrs. Campbell) and returned to space. The nal challenge was helping Forrest Grump (Mr. Conrad) gure the circumference of his pie using Pi. All in all, the audience enjoyed the night and professed a desire to attend more performances of this type. Math-A-Phobia overtakes YMS Special to the Okeechobee NewsAlgebra Teacher (Mrs. Campbell) abducted by alien (Mrs. Root). Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Lunch Lady (Mrs. Wright) blends fractions. Special to the Okeechobee NewsHumane Society Bene t SaleThe Humane Society Pet Rescue will be at the Trading Post Flea Market this Sunday, Feb. 17, with items to sell. Many of the items are Indian related such as small to large statues, and antique turtle collectibles. All proceeds bene t the shelter animals. The Trading Post Flea Market is located on U.S. 441 S. next to Home Depot. Our tables will be up front facing Hwy 441.



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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Loss of control caused by overactive bladder or chronic fecal incontinence can seriously impact your quality of life. Do you suer from urinary or fecal incontinence? Have other treatements been unsuccessful? Raulerson Hospital oers a minimally invasive treatment option that may be right for you. It is similar to a pacemaker for the bladder or bowels. Patients have a stopwatch-sized neurostimulator implanted under the skin… in the lower back… near the sacral nerves. FEELING OUT OF CONTROL?This therapy works by targeting communication problems between the brain and nerves to help control bladder and bowel function. Regain control of your life, like more than 100,000 people worldwide have. To learn more, call Consult-a-Nurse at 763-9228. 12 Okeechobee News February 17, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News Bones are always growing and changing, just like other tissues in our bodies. Likewise, they grow weaker with age, sometimes leading to osteoporosis. You can maintain strong healthy bones by performing weight-bearing exercises. Weight-bearing exercises are important because they allow your muscles to balance and help you avoid falls and fractures. When you carry your own weight, the stress on your bones triggers the body to produce new bone matter. Try these workouts to protect your bones:  Power walking and jogging. For beginners, walking or jogging is a great start because you can do it anywhere, anytime. Appropriate shoes will prevent injury.  Step aerobics. Step aerobics were developed to improve orthopedic health. It’s lower impact than stair climbing and feels like dancing, hence its popularity.  Tai chi or yoga. Slow motion promotes good circulation, balance, muscle control and, of course, stronger bones. These arts gently push the body toward greater exibility and yield excellent results in scienti c studies.  Dancing. Anything from simple salsa steps to break-dancing will do the trick. Or simply pump up your favorite tunes and get moving at home!  Plyometrics. Plyometrics is a fanc y word for jumping. Jumping jacks, jumprope or bouncing back and forth over objects strengthens the legs in numerous ways and raises the heart rate.  Strength classes. Your local gym ma y offer a “muscle” class using weights. Muscle strengthening improves your stability, and the weights improve bone density in wrists, hips and other places that fracture easily as you get older. Even following the exercises without the weights in hand will help you. Don’t forget about possible video collection available at the public library or training videos online. You can exercise at home. Although excellent for your general health, swimming, bicycling and rowing are nonweight-bearing and therefore less bene cial for bones. Visit RaulersonHospital.com to learn more about bone screening and other diagnostic imaging services offered at Raulerson Hospital. Call our free Consult-A-Nurse hotline at 863-763-9228 if you have healthcare questions. The public is invited to hear Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Benjamin Epstein present at Dine with the Doctor on Feb. 26. The event is hosted by Raulerson Hospital and occurs in the facility’s dining room. Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. ($5 each) and the free lecture will begin at 5:00 p.m. Please RSVP at: 863-763-9228. Bone health should include weight-bearing exercises Special to the Okeechobee NewsKorean War Veteran RecognizedOn the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War (1950-1953) in honor of his dedicated service, Everett Cornett recently received a certi cate of appreciation from the U.S. Secretary of Defense for his honorable service during the Korean War in defense of Democracy and Freedom. Through his and many other servicemen's sel ess sacri ce, the tide of communism on the Korean Peninsula was halted and liberty triumphed over tyranny. The Department of Defense and the people of America and Korea are forever grateful. Everett Cornett, the citizens of Okeechobee salute you! Quit Smoking Now classes offered freeOkeechobee County Library, 206 SW 16th Street, will host Quit Smoking Now Classes Feb. 20, 27 and March 6, 13, 20 and 27, at 3:30 p.m. Raulerson Hospital, 1796 Hwy. 441 N., will hold Quit Smoking Now Classes on Feb. 20, 27 and March 6, 13, 20, 27 at 5:30 p.m. The classes will be in the hospital inservice classroom. For more information, call 877-819-2357.Hospice Yard Sale plannedHospice of Okeechobee’s yard sales are held on Wednesday and Thursdays from 8 a.m. noon. The next sale will be on Wednesday, Feb. 20, and Thursday, Feb. 21, from 8 a.m. to noon. The yard sale is located at the corner of Southeast 4th Street and Southeast 3rd Ave. For information, call 863-467-2321 or see our web page www.hospiceofokeechobee.org and click on Events tab.Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition general members will meet Friday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.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.



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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Okeechobee News February 17, 2013 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Total Roadside Services, 3176 S.R. 710, is aptly named. If it rolls, they can repair it, x its at tires or supply new tires. That includes everything from lawn mowers, agricultural and industrial equipment, passenger cars, pickup trucks to tractor trailer rigs. Manager J ustin Doyle calls it a "one stop shop." He says, "There's no reason to take it somew here else." They do just about everything except washing, painting or towing. However, if towing is necessary, they can make arrangements for that. With six service trucks and 15 employees, Total Roadside Services has a mechanic or tire repair person on call 24 hours a day for service calls. They carry all brands of tires and do all types of mechanical work. The way the shop is set up tractor trailers can drive right through. If necessary they provide transportation back to work while a vehicle is being serviced. Total Roadside Services is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The telephone number is 863-357-8772 Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. ‘How safe is your rubber?’ asks Total Roadside Services Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaTotal Roadside Services is equipped to do whatever it takes to get you back on the road again. Among the experienced personnel at your service are (left to right) Jerry Ferrell, manager Justin Doyle, Joe LaRue, Jeff Beal and Rich Fresolone. Special to the Okeechobee NewsGrand Opening of Fawn’s StudioOn Thursday, Jan. 31, Okeechobee Main Street celebrated the of cial Grand Opening of Fawn's Studio with owner and local artist Fawn McNeill-Barr. Guests, visitors and local dignitaries had the opportunity to enjoy the ne art displayed in Fawn's studio, including beautiful paintings by Fawn, her husband and her students. Fawn provided three of her original paintings as door prizes. Original works and prints are available for purchase. Fawn provides art lessons to adults and children and is taking new students. Anyone interested should contact the studio located at 1136 S. Parrott Ave. in the White House Plaza or call 863-467-7770. Picture: Fawn McNeill-Barr, with the assistance of several of her students and Mayor Kirk, cut the ribbon for her of cial grand opening celebration. Cheering her on were OKMS director-at-large Diane Davies, OKMS president Maureen Burroughs and Raye Deusinger. Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaLucky 777Rich Auster is the owner of Lucky 777, 319 N. Parrott Ave. People playing his video games have a chance to win gift cards from major stores. There are specials every night and bingo on Wednesday night. Refreshments are free. The hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Sunshine Car Wash, 507 N.E. Park St., is the place to get your car cleaned inside and out by hand and waxed by their ve employees or to use their automatic car wash and coin operated vacuum machines yourself. If you do not have time to wait for a car wash, they will take you back to work, wash your car and then deliver it to you. They also wash RVs, boats, motorcycles and trailers. The hand wash hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The automatic car wash is open 24 hours a day. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. Car wash provides delivery service Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaSunshine Car WashTo get your car, truck or RV washed and waxed go to Sunshine Car Wash. Eager to serve you are (left to right) Jose Sanchez, Payton Stokes, Katie Brumlett, managers Jamido Bello and Marily Vega, Ashley McDuf e and Denise Holmes.



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w as very busy,” said OCF/R Chief David McCain, adding that he had not heard a nal number of how many people actually attended the event. And even though OCF/R emergency personnel were kept extremely busy by the three-day event, Chief David McCain said no county resident who needed help had to wait—there were always units available w hen needed. “I had several crews at Mudfest. We had a rst-aid trailer and two people who worked that. We had two people on an ambulance and a re crew,” he said, adding that over 50 people visited that rst aid trailer with minor injuries. The chief added that those who were actually at the event working were, like OCSO deputies, were off shift and were paid by Mudfest organizers. “It doesn’t take away from any I have on shift,” the chief pointed out, even though there were times when on-duty personnel had to respond to the event to help out. OCF/R records indicate that there were 27 injury cases worked at Mudfest, with 15 people being transported by ambulance to Raulerson Hospital. There were three injury cases that were so severe they were airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce. “All three were in very serious condition when they were own out,” Chief McCain said. “All three had very life-threatening injuries.” The chief went on to add that he has ve ambulances that can be put on the road at one time, and while last weekend’s event didn’t exhaust all of his resources, it did tax his department. “But for a department our size, it doesn’t take much to utilize every resource we have,” he added. Chief McCain also explained that those who are transported by ambulance are billed just like those who would be involved in an automobile accident. He said his personnel gets the injured party’s personal information and their insurance company is then billed for the service. “We’ve never had an issue,” he added. There were some drivers, however, who did have issues. Due to stepped up enforcement, several arrests were made for drivers who were apparently under the in uence. “In trying to maintain the safety of our citizens, we did do a DUI enforcement enhancement,” said OCSO Major Noel Stephen. “We periodically work with the Florid a Highway Patrol (FHP) and the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) on DUI enforcement, and last weekend we did a saturation enforcement.” OCSO records indicate there were eight DUI arrests made last weekend, with four o f those being made during the early morning hours on Saturday, Feb. 9. Five of those arrests were made by FHP troopers, and all o f the traf c stops were made on S.R. 70 except for one that was made in the city by an OCPD of cer. Arrest records indicate that of those eight, only two had local addresses. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SPRING LAKE GOLF RESORTWinter Rates! 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See Whats NEW In RVing From: See Whats NEW In RVing From: € Diesel Pushers € Class A Gas € Class C € 5th Wheels € Travel Trailers € Luxury € Economical € They are all here in one place! € All at LOW Blow-Out Sale Pricing! HUGE SAVINGS ON NEW AND USED RVS! RV Sale 14 Okeechobee News February 17, 2013 Drive, could face a ne of up to $250 a day for every day of noncompliance if they have not mowed and trimmed their properties of overgrown grass and weeds. Raymond Cletzer could also be ned if he has not removed trash, litter, debris and an accumulation of household goods from his 2631 S.E. 25th Drive property. Donald and Vivian Hadley, owners of property at 1433 N.E. 138th St., Thomas and Rachel Velie, owners of property at 30950 U.S. 441 N. and Stacie and Janice Tyson, owner of property at 1494 N.W. 47th Terrace, were previously ordered to remove illegal structures from their properties with all applicable permits and inspections. If this has not been done, they could face a ne. Virginia Perez was ordered to either put a tag on her trailer and removed any items stored in it or remove the trailer or she could be ned. Joseph Gazza is scheduled to appear before the special magistrate to request a reduction on the code violation nes on property at 869 N.E. 104th Court and property at 3046 S.E. 36th Ave. that he purchased the tax deeds on. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. CODEContinued From Page 1 owners who sold alcoholic beverages, petitioned the city council to be allowed to sell their goods on Sunday. Speaking against the request were four citizens, two of them w ere ministers. The mayor reported that in the previous two days he had spoken with ve people who were against Sunday sales of alcohol. The minutes record that after much discussion the matter was tabled pending a joint city council-county commission meeting on the issue. The city clerk was instructed to set up that meeting. Apparently that meeting either never took place or it resulted in no change because the matter came up again on Jan. 25, 1977 when two bar owners appeared before the council to request they be allowed to open on Sunday. A local pastor spoke in opposition. The next month on Feb. 22, 1977 the city council passed an ordinance allowing for the sale of beer and wine on Sunday afternoons. In the public discussion preceding the vote on the Sunday sale of beer and wine, 20 people including ve ministers spoke against the proposed ordinance, while seven people spoke in favor of it. The ordinance passed by a 3-2 vote. Apparently Audley Dunham, who was mayor at the time, had strong negative feelings on the issue. On April 12, 1977 he submitted his veto of the ordinance in writing as required by the city charter. The mayor’s veto was overridden by a 3-1 vote of the council. The policy remained that way for over 30 years, until Oct. 17, 2008, when the owner of a retail store that sold alcoholic beverages requested to be able to sell “hard liquor” on Sundays. Following a brief discussion, the council decided to make no changes in the ordinance. The business owner was advised to notify his customers to stock up before Sundays. The matter came up again in 2011. At the rst public hearing on Aug. 16 on a prosed ordinance to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages other than wine and beer in restaurants, a local business owner spoke in favor of the issue. At the second public hearing on Sept. 6, a local pastor spoke against the proposed ordinance. Mayor James Kirk said he received a lot of calls and none were in favor of the proposed ordinance. The proposed ordinance was defeated by a 2-3 vote. The county currently has no restrictions against the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday afternoon. County commissioners passed an ordinance on April 8, 1999 repealing any previous restrictions and allowing for the sale of all types of alcoholic beverages on Sunday afternoon. Most recently, at the Tuesday, Feb. 5 session, a local restaurant owner asked the city council to change the policy in order to allow the sale of mixed drinks on Sundays. The council discussed it with three members appearing to be against it and two in favor, but it was not put to a vote. By comparison the surrounding counties of Glades, St. Lucie and Highlands and the cities of Stuart and Moore Haven have no restrictions on the Sunday afternoon sale of alcoholic beverages. SUNDAYContinued From Page 1 MUDFESTContinued From Page 1 Free tax prep helpFree tax preparation and eling by AARP Taxaide volunteers is available until April 15 at the American Legion located at 501 S.E. 2nd Street Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants must bring a picture ID, SS cards for dependents, last year’s tax return and all 2012 nancial papers. No appointment necessary, rst come rst serve and doors open at 8:45 a.m. Do not call the American Legion— for more information call 863-357-1694 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.



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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Cowboys ’ BBQ & Steak Co 202 NE 7th Ave Okeechobee(formerly Hammerheads) Friday & Saturday, Feb. 15 & 16 from 9 1Come enjoy dinner, then hit the dance 15 Okeechobee News February 17, 2013 The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week. ASSAULT  800 block of S.W. 28th St.  1500 block of N.W. 36th St.  3700 block of N.W. Eighth St.  1100 block of N.E. 24th Ave.  12000 block of S.R. 70 E.  4900 block of N.E. 304th St.  800 block of S.W. 28th St. BURGLARY  3100 block of S.E. 19th Court  16000 block of N.W. 38th Ave.  900 block of N.W. 23rd Lane  700 block of N.E. 15th Ave.  10000 block of S.R. 70 E.  3500 block of S.E. 36th Ave.  500 block of N.W. 27th Lane  3500 block of N.W. Sixth St.  300 block of S.E. 36th Terrace  32000 block of U.S. 441 N.  13000 block of N.E. 22nd Ave.  6800 block of N.E. 136th St. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF  5100 block of S.E. 42nd Trace FRAUD  700 block of N.W. 21st Lane  16000 block of N.W. 38th Ave. THEFT  10000 block S.R. 70 E.  1000 block S.R. 70 E. (vehicle)  3000 block of S.R. 70 E.  600 block of S.W. Second Ave.  14000 block of N.W. 308th St. (vehicle)  2800 block of U.S. 441 N.  2100 block of S.E. 34th Lane  900 block of N.W. 23rd Lane  500 block of N.W. Fourth St.  800 block of S.W. 28th St.  4100 block of S.E. 25th Drive  4800 block of U.S. 441 S.E. OCSO Investigations By Eric KoppOkeechobee News After his arrest, an Okeechobee man reportedly admitted to Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force detectives that he makes a pro t of about $425 on each quarter-pound of pot he sells. Tyrone Duane Evans, 24, N.E. 17th Ave., w as arrested Thursday, Feb. 14, on felony charges of possession of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of cocaine and cultivation of marijuana. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Evans was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $71,000. Evans was arrested after task force detectives served a search warrant on his home Thursday evening. An arrest report by a task force detective indicated that about 74.5 grams of suspected marijuana was found in the bathroom, while another 1.5 grams of a substance thought to be pot was found in the living room during a search of Evans’ home. When those two substances were eld tested they each indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana, stated the report. During the search detectives reportedly also found a large plastic bag with a green residue, a partially smoked cigar, a baggie with a white powder residue, digital scale, a box of 9mm ammunition and $515 in cash. The green residue tested positive for the presence of marijuana, as did the smoked cigar, while the white residue indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine, the detective added. According to the detective’s report, Evans admitted during his questioning that he sells about a quarter pound of pot a week. He reportedly pays $375 for a quarter pound and will turn a pro t of about $425, added the report. Evans reportedly went on to tell the detective he will break down a quarter-pound of marijuana into ‘nickel’ bags that he then sells for $5 each. He will also sell a quarterounce bag of pot for $60 to $70, the detective added. The task force was aided in the execution of this search warrant by the Special Response Team from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce as well as the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Of ce S.W.A.T. unit. Man charged with sale of pot Tyrone Evans By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held in the county jail on $107,000 bond after suspected cocaine and marijuana w ere found in his home during a search by Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force detectives. Gregory Antwon J ohnson, 19, N.W. Third St., was arrested Thursday, Feb. 14, on felony charges of possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of a controlled substance (percocet) without a prescription and possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a school. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. After Johnson was secured by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Special Response Team (SRT), task force detectives served a search warrant on his home. During that search they reportedly found digital scales, boxes of baking soda, a razor blade and plastic baggies—all items allegedly used in the cutting and street sales of cocaine, added a task force arrest report. The report also stated that two suspicious substances were found in the home. One of the substances indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine when eld tested and the other indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana, continued the report. A task force detective said the suspected crack cocaine weighed .1 gram, while the alleged marijuana weighed 1.4 grams. One percocet tablet was found in a closet in Johnson’s bedroom, indicated the report. The detective went on to point out that $888 in cash was found during that search, as well as several partially-smoked cigars that indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana when eld tested. Search turns up drugs & large amount of cash Gregory Johnson Seniors play country bluegrass musicThe senior country bluegrass music program has begun again this year at the Okeechobee Senior Center. All persons age 60 and over who has a musical talent are invited to participate every Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m.



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EGG DONORS URGENTLY NEEDED Generous compensation Elite Egg donor group is seeking remarkable young women between the ages of 19-29. Must be currently enrolled in college or college graduate. At this time we urgently need blonde hair blue eyes or brown hair blue eyes donors to match anonymously with couples that cannot conceive a child without the assistance of a compassionate egg donor. *Donor quali cations: Altruistic, dependable individual Have regular Periods No use of drugs or excessive alcohol Non smoker Have healthy weight ( not over 20 lbs over BMI) No current use of medications No tattoos or piercings in the last 12 months No inherited genetic disorders Must be willing to take injectable medication. (small sub-q shots) If you would like to make a difference in a couple desperately trying to start a family, serious inquires only, call 561-529-0488. Compensation for time and travel, $6,000 t JOB FAIR! NOW HIRING 10 FOOD AND BEVERAGE SUPERVISORS ($10/HR) 40 CASHIERS ($8/HR) For Food & Beverage, and Retail Stores. To Start ASAP. Full time JOBS. JOB FAIR LOCATION: Fort Drum Travel Plaza, Located at the Florida Turnpike mile marker, 184 Okeechobee, FL 34972. Date: 02/21/13, Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For Directions, Please call: 863-216-5743. PLEASE BRING PROPER IDS. JOB OPENINGSNOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THESE AND OTHER POSITIONS: RESTAURANT SERVERS BUSSERS COOKS Competitive Pay, 401K & Insurance Bene“tsTo Apply Visit: gotoworkhappy.com Or Apply in Person17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, Fl 34974 Brighton Seminole Indian Reservationwww.seminolebrightoncasino.comDrug Free Workplace Background Check Required Like us on Facebook 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 the INI 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 INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesMOVING SALE FEB. 22 & FEB. 23 8:00 AM TILL ?? 3594 SW 19th STREET YARD EQUIPMENT, AND LOTS OF THINGS. OKEECHOBEE SW 85th Ave Northlake Country Estates, February 16, 2013, 7:00 am until 1:00 pm. Multi family yard sale. Lots of great stuff. Clothes, furniture, knick knacks. Something for everyone. RIVER ACRES LARGE ANNUAL COMMUNITY YARD SALE. THUR. 21 AND FRI. 22,8-4 98 N. TO 144TH TRAIL LARGE SIGN POSTED. LOTS OF STUFF,PRICED TO SELL! Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Special Notice Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesGolf Cart Batteries, Repairs,Parts,Service and charger repairs. Will buy unwanted carts & chargers pick up and delivery. Call Dan’s Golf Cart Repairs 863-610-0479 or 863-763-8318 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Special Notice Employment MedicalExcellent Opportunity with bene ts, Strong computer billing skills required. Up to $15.00 hr. depending on experience. Contact Human Resource Department 855-224-1270 Employment Part TimeLight Labor Outdoors 2 days a week 12-15 hours per week Good working environment Please call 467-9800 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full Time Business Opportunities PAID Focus Groups General Consumers Okeechobee We are looking for men and women to participate in a two hour focus group study in Okeechobee The study will be held on February 19th or 20th, and will pay cash of $75 for two-hours of your time. You must qualify to participate:• Send email to: sarah@research-worx .com Please include your full name, phone number, age, and zip code.• Call (972)394-1257• Sign-up on our website: www.research-worx .com Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time 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. Employment Full Time Farm EquipmentFord New Holland TZ25DA Tractor, 350 hrs. 4 wheel dr., power steering, like new. $6,900. 863-467-2824. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Employment Full Time Farm MiscellaneousPasture wanted for 2 horses,I will feed and care for them daily just need place for them to live. Call 863-634-0360 and leave message. Reasonable Offers Only One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. ApartmentsVIKING/PRAIRIE 1 BR Apartment. Very clean! $650/mo. Incl. utils. No pets. Call Ron 561-329-8205. Houses RentCharming 3/1.5 ba. Newer interior and up grades. Water, trash, pest control and lawn service included. No pets, approx. 12 min. N.E. of town center. $590.00 mo. Call Mon-Fri. 9-4 863-467-9800 Large, clean, 4bd, 2 story home, 2800sq.ft. under air (built in 2006) 2bath + on suite, double car garage, screened porch, large fenced yard, new appliances, large kitchen, avail Feb 28th or sooner. $1250/mo + sec. dep Call: (863)447-9922 or (863)467-8559 RIVER ACRES1/1, fully furnished, Laundry. Incl. Priv. Dock, utilities & Dish TV. WI FI & local phone service. $650 + sec. Call: (863) 467-1950 Houses SaleCBS 3BR, 2BA, C/A & heat, single car gar., W/D & refrigerator, fenced backyard. $61,000. 863-634-7517. OKEECHOBEE 2br./2 ba. Palm Creek waterfront home, Lake access. Gated Comm. Owner nancing. Possible option to rent. 863-532-0273. 16 Okeechobee News February 17, 2013



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Land SaleDIXIE RANCH ACRES 1.5 ACRES, $700.00 DOWN, OWNER FINANCING CALL FOR MORE INFO 863-824-0944 FT. DRUM 5 ACRES $2,000 DOWN OWNER FINANCING WELL & WATER. 863-824-0944 Lots SaleBHR Waterfront double lot for sale on Trout St. 100’x135’ w/135’ of solid seawall. Ready for your mobile home w/utilities. $48,000. Call 561-908-1959. Waterfront PropertyFOR SALE 1 Acre+ Newly renovated duplex on Rim Canal between 15A and 15B,New Dock 20x30,RV Hook-up $79,500 will consider cash offers or partial nancing.561-853-6669 Mobile Home Lots2RV Sites for sale in Quiet Okeechobee 5 Star RV Park. One priced at $76,000 the other $91,000 buy directly from owner and avoid Real Estate fees for more info call 701-260-1364 Mobile Home Rent2bd/1ba Mobile Home on the water in Treasure Island $550 mo. utilities not included. Call 863-357-1783 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2BR, 2BA, C/Air. $500 mo. Large 3BR, 2BA, C/Air. $550 mo. No pets. Yearly lease, plus sec. (863)763-4031 Treasure Island For Rent Waterfront 1/1 furnished trailer, Direct Tv and electric included $125.00 weekly plus security Call 863-517-5111 Mobile HomeSale For Sale 3bed/2bath, carport, screened porch. Moving north have to sell will accept reasonable offer by the 20th of February. Call 863-824-0559 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Mobile HomeSaleOlder Single Wide in 55+ Park, w/screened room, porch and dock on Taylor Creek. 1/2 mile from Walmart $6,500. or best offer Call 828-208-0980 Palm Harbor Homes Demo your mobile home/ free tear down at Palm Harbor, New mobiles $39K off list, John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Campers/RVs2006 28’ Springdale Travel Trailer, 14ft slide, bunks and carry all. Good Condition $8,500 o.b.o. Call 859-779-4624 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Automobiles2002 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE MINIVAN 161,000 mi; reliable; auto; 6-cyl; all power options, $2650.00 OBO. ALSO 1999 SATURN SL2 sedan; auto; 4-cyl; reliable; 167,000 mi; $1750.00 OBO (863)801-6553. Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Pickup Trucks1970 FORD PICKUP $2,000 CALL 904-502-4171 1983 FORD RANGER XL 2.2 ltr. DIESEL, 7ft BOX, 1 OWNER $650. CALL 863-357-6196 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Notice of Hearing Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, located at 1728 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact Faye Huffman at the Planning and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Ave., Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, (863) 824-3001. All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at this meeting 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. Code Enforcement tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the Department. Faye Huffman, Secretary to the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate 436772 ON 2/17/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012 DR 341 Sharon Mayberry-Reyes Petitioner and Carlos Reyes Peria Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: Carlos Reyes Peria Last Known Address: 4780 Hwy 98N Okeechobee, FL 34972 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Sharon Mayberry-Reyes, whose address is 602 NW 6th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972 on or before 2/26/2013, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: January 24, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ Heather Thomas Deputy Clerk 435460 ON 1/27;2/3,10,17/2013 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. FLORIDA Case No.: 2013-DR-047 IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: KENNETH E. TRAVIS, Husband, and HALLIE D. TRAVIS, Wife NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION TO: Hallie D. Travis Address Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage, including claims for dissolution of marriage has been led against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, Petitioner’s address is 325 SE 16th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974, on or before March 5, 2013, and le the original with the clerk of this court at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, either before service on Petitioner or imme lately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED this 29th day of January, 2013. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A 10 and under baseball team that travels to tournaments has gotten off to a good start in 2013 with a pair of second-place nishes in prestigious tournaments. Coach Richard Durfee said the team competed in the South Florida Jam in Wauchula and nished in second place. They have competed in three tournaments in recent months. Durfee said the goal is to have the team travel to play in Cooperstown, N.Y. at the Baseball Hall of Fame in the next few years. The team is sponsored by Mama Flego's Restaurant who has given the team numerous pizza gift certi cates to sell. Okeechobee also has a 14 and under travel ball baseball team. Durfee said the team does play occasional tournaments in Okeechobee on Sundays. There next tournament will be on March 23 in Lake Wales. They accept monetary donations to support their mission. Mr. Durfee can be reached at 863-634-6395. They currently have a roster spot open on the team and will schedule tryouts for interested players. Members of the team include Tylane McLane, Tucker Myers, Brenden Durfee, Anthony Sherlock, Blake Joyner, Nick Hayford, Justin Comfort, Kase Myers, Pyke Dawson, and Tucker Kesner. Greg Joyner is the assistant coach. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 in Viking MLS #206600 of vacant/pasture land in Fort Drum. Paved street in front of the property. MLS #206360 on Hwy 441 N on SR 710 Make Offer! ( acre). Motivated Seller each building site at 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 3 bed, 2 bath CBS with vinyl siding on a corner lot, concrete driveway, 1774 Total Sq Ft/1204 under air. Tile oor throughout home. MLS #206555 IN TOWN REDUCED FORECLOSURE NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 2004, 3 bed, 2 bath on over half an acre. 2170 TSF/1984 under air. In move in condition. Easy to see! MLS #206303 3BR/2BA on an acre with ceramic tile oors. Pond, Shed, Large open porch. Offered as a short sale. MLS #206457 55+ community w/clubhouse amenities. Great lake view, 2/2 DWMH w/addition, 2 car carport, large driveway, 1023 Sq Ft under air/1957Total Sq ft MLS #206023 spacious MH on 2 lots, 2364 TSF/1680 under air, Master Bathroom has hers & his sink, A/C only 3 yrs old and ceiling fans throughout the home. MLS #206558 3/2 DWMH on 1+/acre. 1712 TSF/1512 sq ft under air, screen back porch. Offered as a short sale. MLS #206579 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 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 Call me today and let me show you how Coldwell Banker Berger Real Estate can work for you. We have the strength of teamwork, the reputation for results. Berger Real Estate Philip Y. Berger, Lic. RE BrokerBUYING OR SELLING A HOME?GRACIE MORTON863.634.5283 graciemorton06@gmail.com“Turning Your Dreams into an Address” 18 Okeechobee News February 17, 2013 Travel baseball team fares well in tournaments Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOn the bottom row (L-R) are Tylane McLane, Tucker Myers, Brenden Durfee, Anthony Sherlock and Blake Joyner. Middle (L-R) are Nick Hayford, Justin Comfort, Kase Myers, Pyke Dawson and Tucker Kesner. And, top (L-R) are Greg Joyner and Rick Durfee. Rotary Club plans 10th Annual L.O.S.T. Bike RideThe Okeechobee Rotary Club will hold their 10th Annual L.O.S.T. Bike Ride on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail on April 20, starting at 8 a.m. The L.O.S.T. ride is a great trek for people of all ages and abilities. With rides of 12, 20, 40 and 54 miles as well as a 5K walk there is something for everyone. The L.O.S.T. trail itself is world-renowned for its stunning vistas and numerous forms of wildlife. It has become a world-wide destination for bird-watching and world class shing. This great fundraising event promises to be fun for all. All entrants are provided a goody-bag with a commemorative t-shirt and more. A barbecue meal will be provided for all entrants as well as a 50/50 and a raf e for prizes. All proceeds bene t the charities of the Rotary Club of Okeechobee. For more information, email OkeechobeeRotary@live.com or call Center State Bank at 863-763-5573.



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