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Publication Date: 02-24-2013
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Sunday, February 24, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 24 14.41 feetLast Year: 13.09 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus tax Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenSenator Bill Nelson (left) joined the Florida Cracker Trail Ride as they passed through Okeechobee County on Friday afternoon. They stopped for water at Tree Locators on U.S. 441 N. At right is Cracker Trail Drive President Charlie Mercer. The Heritage to offer rehab for stroke patientsBy Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The owners of The Heritage, an assisted living center, have apparently decided not to operate a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. Several months ago A.M.S.A. Holdings, LLC and E.A.A.S. Holdings, LLC, owners of The Heritage, received a special exception that would allow for a group home in the form of a residential drug/rehabilitation facility to be operated at The Heritage. Plans for drug rehab scrapped Senator Bill Nelson joins the ride in OkeechobeeThe real cowboys of the United States weren’t born in Texas or the Wild West, but under the tropical palm trees in the heart of Florida. That, at least, is how a website for one of the country’s largest cow and calf operations puts it. In fact, it was Spanish explorer Ponce de Len who brought seven Andalusian cattle ancestors of Texas Longhorns to Florida’s pasture lands in 1521. Thus, the Spanish turned the Sunshine State into America’s oldest cattle-raising state. Today, Florida ranchers still raise the third largest number of cattle in any state east of Cracker Trail Ride keeps history aliveTeen accused of hitting another student with chair ... Page 13 Debate over sale of mixed drinks on Sunday rages on ... Page 4 What is a b? ... Page 8 OHS track and eld team opens season ... Page 14 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe Cracker Trail Ride re-enactors had a beautiful day for their ride on Friday. The annual ride concluded Saturday in Fort Pierce. See RIDE — Page 10 See REHAB — Page 5 Woman also reportedly threatened in-lawsBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman was arrested after she reportedly tried to stab her husband with a kitchen knife and then threatened to kill two of his family members. Local woman accused of trying to stab spouseSee HOWZE — Page 5 Ellen Howze

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Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 86F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.Extended ForecastMonday : Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 86F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Monday Night : Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 66F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tuesday : Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 You Are Invited“Remember When” 12-79 Thru 02-13After 33 years of hard work and dedication, it’s time for Linda Campbell to take a permanent vacation! Please join us on Thursday February 28th at SunTrust as we send Linda off with our best wishes. Cake will be served from 9:00am-4:00pm in her honor. Please stop in and see Linda any time that day and visit with her. SunTrust Bank 815 S. Parrott Ave. 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 2 Okeechobee News February 24, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsYMS Band Ultimate Winners of “Penny Wars”The YMS bands successfully raised $572 as the sponsor of “Penny Wars” held during lunch periods for the past two weeks. Seven plastic jugs were placed in the cafeteria during lunch periods in which students placed their pennies. Each jug represented a pod, or group of classrooms, at Yearling Middle School. For each penny collected, the pod earned one point. This sounds pretty simple, but there was a catch. If a silver coin or paper money was placed in your jug, that represented negative points. For example, if at the end of the day, Mrs. VanNess counted 300 pennies, two quarters and a dime, the pod only earned 240 points. This caused quite a competition between the pods. When one pod would nally reach a positive point value, the students in the other pods would place all their silver coins and dollars in that pod’s jug. In the end, Pod 200 was the victor. Mrs. VanNess wants to thank all the students at YMS for making this a successful fundraiser. Special to the Okeechobee NewsStudents of the weekYearling Middle School of Okeechobee is proud to announce our Student of the Week names as follows: Front sitting Cain Ponce, Kalysta Fowler and Carlos Garcia. Back standing Gail Sparkman, Janeer Snell and Bethany Shirey. Okeechobee Forecast

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Mixed drinks on Sunday We are supposed to have a separat ion of church and state in this country. So t he churches should not be telling the city residents whether or not a restaurant can s ell mixed drinks on Sunday. If the believers don’t think they should drink on Sunday, t hen they don’t have to. But they should res pect that some people are not religious and s ome people follow other faiths. Because s ome fundamentalist Christians don’t drink on Sunday should not mean that Christians w ho do drink and Jewish people can’t have a mixed drink with their meal. I don’t think Muslims drink at all, but you don’t see them demanding that no one else in Okeechobee enjoy a mixed drink on a particular day of t he week.  They already sell beer and wine. The horse is already out of the barn and it is a little late to worry about closing that door.  I have enjoyed eating at Applebee’s on v arious days of the week, and as a nondrinker, the experience on a day they allow mixed drinks is no different from the experience on Sunday. People are not wilder or drunker or anything else on the days they serve mixed drinks in my experience. So why not let them s erve mixed drinks every day if people want it, and if they think it will help business. As others have pointed out, it’s not like there is a total ban on alcohol on Sundays now and t he alcohol in a mixed drink is no different from the alcohol in a glass of wine.  For health reasons I do not drink, so I don’t have a dog in this ght. But as an A merican, I resent a few church leaders telling me what I can or can’t do. That is my decision, not theirs. So I would vote to allow the mixed drink sales on Sunday. It’s not about drinking or morality. It’s about personal freedom. If people drink too much then t he cops can arrest them for being drunk and disorderly. But to ban mixed drinks and allow beer and wine and say it is a morality issue is just dumb.  If you don’t want to be around people who are drinking on Sunday, or any day of the week, then don’t go to a restaurant that serves alcohol. If enough non drinkers supported an alcohol-free establishment, it would do well and more restaurants would follow suit. But the one nice restaurant we had that did not serve alcohol went out of business.Church should pay taxes Any business the church is operating is competing against a private business. One of the largest landowners/ranches in the state of Florida is Deseret which is owned by the Mormon church. Can you imagine being in any business for yourself and your competitor is operated by a church. You have to make x number of dollars just to pay the taxes even before you can start making money. They can charge a cheaper price than you can which might run out of business.  They should all be paying taxes. Then if they were, all that need be considered would be normal competition, which might involve whether a family would prefer to dine in a facility that does not serve alcohol or whether they would prefer the booze joint/restaurant combination. In such a case everybody would be winners because they would have what they wanted.  Deseret’s agricultural operations provide jobs, tax revenue, and other economic bene ts to the region. Many of our supplies are bought locally. Employees and their families shop locally, attend local schools, and participate in the community. Although the ranch is owned by a church, Deseret’s operations pay local, state and national taxes, and Deseret is an equal opportunity employer. For many years Deseret has been a major property tax payer in Central Florida. As a matter of principle, Deseret accepts no government subsidies or taxpayer supported price supports.  I am a regular churchgoer and I think churches should pay property taxes, the re tax and the EMT tax. The private clubs should also pay these taxes. And I think anyone who sells food, including the nonpro ts, should have to follow the same health and safety rules regarding selling food that the restaurants follow. How is a business supposed to be able to stay in business competing against nonpro ts who do not have to follow the same rules and do not pay taxes? And with all of these places that don’t pay taxes, how is the county supposed to fund the services such as law enforcement and re protection that everyone demands? The Promise (The Blood Covenant)By Tommaso PasquarellaGalatians 3:16—“Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, and to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.” Genesis 13:16—“And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.” Genesis 15:5—“And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.” In an amazing portion of Scripture (See Genesis 15:8-18), God entered into covenant with Abraham, promising him the Seed and the land. The covenant was made by killing some animals and cutting them in half (This is where we get the term “cutting a covenant”) and laying the pieces opposite each other. Then the two making the covenant together would walk between the halves. They would make their covenant agreement; this was considered a most solemn and binding covenant or “blood covenant.” The ones making the covenant were saying, “If I break this covenant, I will be as dead as these animals.” This covenant was a common practice in Abraham’s day. God gave Abraham the instructions to prepare such a Covenant. He was to get a heifer, a she goat, a ram, a turtledove and a pigeon. Divide or split them down the middle (The birds were not halved) and put one half on one side and one half on the other. And then God caused him to fall asleep so he could not participate in the ceremony. While he slept, God Himself walked through the divided pieces. THE COVENANT was to Abraham but not dependent upon him—Since God walked through the pieces alone, He bound Himself to complete it alone. He promised Abraham a land and a people. The people were called seed which included esh and blood people and heavenly people. God said, “I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth.” And again He said, “Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, so shall thy seed be.” This Covenant was described by the Bible as an everlasting covenant (See Gen. 17:7, 13, and 19) and it was repeated to the heirs and to sinful Israel (Jer. 31:36). But the most unusual thing about it is found in Galatians 3:16. There Paul tells us that the word “seed” is singular. He tells us that God is speaking of “a Person” and then Paul adds, “…thy seed, which is Christ.” THE SEED—CHRIST is the covenant: God thought it, Jesus bought it, the Spirit taught it, Satan fought it but, Christian, we got it!—what is it that we have? We’re robed in His (Christ’s) righteousness.—Jon Courson’s Application Commentary. Dr. James Alexander lay dying. A friend, reading the Bible to him, misquoted 2 Tim. 1:12 thus: “I know in whom I have believed.” The departing saint exclaimed, “No! No! Don’ t put even a preposition between me and m y Lord! I know whom I have believed!”—Acts and Facts. The New Covenant is the ful llment of th e Covenant that God gave Abraham. When h e was told to offer Isaac, the one through whom the Seed was promised, he was willing to do it. You see, he knew God would keep his promise—he believed God could raise him from death. That is why the Bible record reads: “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah–jireh: as it is said to this day, In the moun t of the Lord it shall be seen” (Gen. 22:14). And it was literally seen, because God offered His own Son in that very same mountain. In the Boston library is the great mural painting “Christianity and Judaism,” by Sargent. At one end are depicted the law and th e prophets in majestic splendor and noble array; at the other is a representation of the Redemption. Surmounting all are the colossal gures o f the Trinity. On the cross hangs the Son of God, with Adam and Eve, emblematic of all humanity, kneeling on opposite sides and bound, b y what seems to be cloud or purple banner, clos e to the body of Christ. Thus the artist has related to mankind the death of Christ. His death on the cross for sin has its direct and peculiar effect upon mankind. Humanity, identi ed with Christ in the Incarnation, suffers in Christ and is redeemed in Christ. —Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations In southern California there is a wilderness called “Death Valley.” It was given that name b y various survivors of wagon trains that crossed the plains during the Gold Rush of 1849. Fo r miles it is a waste of drifting sand dunes and lifeless. Sometimes the heat registers as much as 134 degrees in the shade. Yet this ery deser t is not the Death Valley that travelers thought i t to be. The pioneers who lost their lives on thes e burning sands did not know that just beneath the surface two rivers ow, that fresh springs are near the salty crust of earth, and that th e spiny cactus stores up life-giving water.—Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations. Our world is a “Death Valley.” Many are perishing for need o f the “Water of Life.” When Jesus paid the pric e for our redemption on the cross and walked out of the tomb with the everlasting gospel w e were given an oasis in the middle of an arid land. The Covenant God gave Abraham was a promise of eternal life through the Promised Seed, Jesus Christ. February 24, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITYCity Citizen Boards and Committees The City of Okeechobee recognizes the importance of volunteerism in efficient and progressive municipal government. The City Co uncil appoints residents to serve as volunteers on various boards, committees and councils. Now is your opportunity to be involved in your com munity and local government. Vacancies are available. New applicants are welcome to apply. Current members may request reappointment. Planning Board/Board of Adjustment/Design Review Board City and County residents may apply. The meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Three regular members terms sunset April 30, 2013. Code Enforcement Board F.S. requires that only City residents be appointed. The meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Two regular members and an alternate terms sunset April 30, 2013. Pension Funds Board of Trustee’s Ordinance requires that only City residents be appointed. The meetings are held the second Monday in the months of February, May, August and November at 5:30 p.m. One member on the Police Officer’s Fund and one member on the Fire Fighters Fund, term sunset September 3 0, 2013; and one member on the General Employee’s Fund, term sunset December 31, 2013. Prospective Board members should have an interest or experience in the area of service desired and the necessary expertise to a ccomplish the goals and objectives of that Board. Applications for appointment as well as Board and Committee descriptions, eligibility requirements and other information, may b e obtained from and submitted to the Office of the City Clerk at 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 863-763-3372 x 215 or downloaded from the C lerk’s Office page of the City web site cityofokeechobee.com.Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 5 Okeechobee News February 24, 2013 The Children’s Services Council announces they are seeking proposals from public agencies and legally incorporated not-forpro t and for pro t agencies. The purpose of these proposals is to improve and expand services to the children of Okeechobee County by providing new, expanded or continued services for priority need areas. This y ear there will be approximately $350,000.00 available to fund these proposals. The proposals schedule is as follows:  Feb. 28--4 p.m. Request for Proposal Meeting, Okeechobee County School Board, Room 303. Application forms are available to be picked up at this meeting. There may be more than two Children’s Services Council members attending this meeting. The meeting is mandatory for those wishing to apply for the grants.  April 17--3 p.m. Submit proposals to Okeechobee County School Board, Room 304.  May 3--Interview with RFP Selection Sub-Committee.  June 13--Public Hearing regarding RFP’s.  August 2013--Council nal decision on funded proposals. Funding priorities include: Substance A buse Prevention, delinquency prevention, abuse/neglect prevention, transportation, cultural diversity training and positive alternative activities. During the 2012-2013 grant year, the Council funded 24 different grants with funds that ranged from $1,500 to $37,000. These grants addressed several of the priorities that had been identi ed by the community including summer programs, after-school programs, respite care and truancy. All grants will be reviewed by a sub-committee of volunteers, graded and ranked. The sub-committee will then interview the grant writers of agencies that have been funded for ve years or less (the other agencies will be penalized for not interviewing) to form nal recommendations to the full Council. Agencies are encouraged to collaborate with each other to make best use of the resources available to our area. Grant recipients that have received CSC funds for ve years or more must indicate that they receive at least 51% or greater from other sources. Any questions should be directed to Cheryl Sutton, Secretary to the Executive Director of Children’s Services Council at 863462-5000, extension 255 or Cathleen Blair, Executive Director, at 863-610-0176. Children’s Services accepts RFPs Ellen Howze, 45, S.E. Sixth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Thursday, Feb. 21, on a felony charge of aggravated assault w ith a deadly weapon. She is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bond. Of cer John Zeigler, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated in his arrest report that Howze’s husband left the couple’s home after she tried to stab him with the knife. The woman had actually placed the blade of the knife against her husband’s chest, added the report. The woman then threatened to kill her mother-in-law and her husband’s brother, w ho both apparently live in Clewiston. According to the of cer’s report Howze then got into the couple’s Chevrolet Trailblazer sports utility vehicle, told her husband she was going to Clewiston and drove away. Inside that SUV, added Of cer Zeigler, was a loaded .40 caliber Glock semi-automatic handgun and a Colt M4 .223 caliber semiautomatic assault ri e. A few minutes later Mrs. Howze returned to the couple’s home where she was taken out of the vehicle at gunpoint by police, stated Of cer Zeigler. The handgun was found under the driver’s seat of the SUV and the ri e was found in the rear cargo area of the vehicle. Of cer Zeigler stated he found the knife and collected it for evidence. He also pointed out that Mrs. Howze made no threats toward law enforcement. A background check of Mrs. Howze indicated that she has a valid Florida concealed weapons permit, added the of cer’s report. HOWZEContinued From Page 1 On Thursday, Feb. 21, the owners petitioned the City of Okeechobee Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals to rescind that special exception. Instead they applied for a special exception to allow for a short-term rehabilitation center providing inpatient physical and occupational rehabilitation and therapy to exist in the same facility as the assisted living center. City planner Bill Brisson informed the board that the proposed rehabilitation center would occupy a certain number of beds at the assisted living center but would be operated separately. However, he said the dining facility might be shared. The planner stated that all standards and requirements for the special exception have been met. Mohammad Nooruddin, who represented the property owners, explained that the proposed rehabilitation facility would work with stroke patients to help them regain use of their limbs and speech. Board chair Dawn Hoover read an e-mail from board member Karyne Brass, who was not present. Ms. Brass expressed pleasure and relief at the request to rescind the previous special exception. She also expressed her approval of the new petition. The board unanimously approved the petition. Turing to other action, the board granted Kenneth Splete’s petition to allow an outdoor sales and storage within a heavy commercial zoning district at 108 S.E. Fifth Ave. Mr. Brisson told the board that the site was appropriate for the requested use and the petition passed unanimously.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. REHABContinued From Page 1 DAR program at libraryDr. Sue Commerford will bring an interesting program about “The Letters of Abigail Adams” written to her husband, John Adams, the second President of the United States, to the Okeechobee Library at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2 Dr. Commerford is a Past Regent of Seminole Chapter, a docent at the West Palm Beach History Museum, and helped on the DAR project to move the Battle of Okeechobee Monument to the State Park site.Yard sale at OFC to bene t March of DimesA bene t yard sale will be held on Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will bene t the March of Dimes. Tables will be $10 each, while the supply lasts. Spaces to set up your own table are $5 each. Any donations would be appreciated. To reserve a table or space, or to donate your items, please email or call Marnie Ayers at 863-4625288 or 863-677-6378.Abortion Recovery Class planned for March 4Do you know someone who has had an abortion? Have you? Many suffer with the pain of an abortion for years and years. You don’t have to! There is FREEDOM and HOPE!! Here at the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee, 55 N.W. Sixth St. we will start a 10-week class for those who have had an abortion. The class is taught by someone who has “been there and done that” and has great compassion for anyone in that situation. There is forgiveness and freedom available. The class will begin Monday, March 4. Please call the Center at 863-467-8748.Coffee with the commissioner Coffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Bryant Culpepper on Tuesday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to noon and will be held in the meeting room at the Lodge at the Lake Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott. No appointments are necessary. All citizens will be able to speak to the county commissioner.Tobacco Free Partnership of Okeechobee to meetThe Tobacco Free Partnership o f Okeechobee will hold its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, March 5, at noon at the Thompson Hall located next to the Pentecostals o f Okeechobee at 405 S.W. 10th Ave. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP.Health Start Coalition meetsOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, March 6 at 11 a.m. at their of ce, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. in the White House Plaza. This meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up o f citizens interested in promoting health y families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, please contact executive director Kay Begin at the coalition of ce, 863-462-5877.Free Quit smoking classesOkeechobee County Library at 206 S.W. 16th St. is offering Quit Smoking No w Classes on March 6 13, 20, 27 at 5:30 p.m. and Raulerson Hospital located 1796 Hwy. 441 North in the “Inservice Classroom,” will have Quit Smoking Now Classes on March 6, 13, 20, 27 at 3:30 p.m.Bender: A living testimony to the dangers of tobaccoRick Bender, A Living Testimony to the Dangers of Tobacco, March 6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. At the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium 1728 N.W. 9th Ave. This presentation will last an hour and is open to the public. Call Candace Pope for more information, at 863-447-9140.New Red Hat group formsThe Garnett Ladies, a new Red Hat group, is looking for new members. They welcome both part-time and full-time residents. The rst meeting is Wednesday, March 6 at 11 a.m., location to be announced. If you are interested in having fun, call 863-824-2271. Community Events

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Lake Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2871 to meet ThursdayLake Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2871 will meet Thursday, Feb. 28, at the VFW So. at 7 p.m. Come early for our social hour and 6 p.m.KOA to host partyOkeechobee KOA will hold a party on Friday, March 1 with a night of dancing, music and libations. All proceeds from this KO A care camp event bene t children's cancer programs administered by American Cancer Society. Ticket on sale at the KOA of ce or call 863-763-0231. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SPRING LAKE GOLF RESORTWinter Rates! Cougar Trail Golf Course Specials18 HOLESSpecials Include Tax & Cart!$2800Before 11:00am$2400After 11:00am$96004somes anytime PANTHER CREEK PLAYERS ADD $2 PER PLAY For Tee Times Call 863-655-0101Highway 98 30 mi N of Okeechobee Fri., Feb. 22ND Thurs., Feb. 28THFor 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 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.Beatrice L. Rowlett, 85OKEECHOBEE Beatrice L. Rowlett passed away Feb. 20, 2013 in Okeechobee. She was born Oct. 31, 1927 in Paintsville, Ky. She married Forrest Rowlett in 1950 and was a clerk at the Pahokee Army Store for 30 years. She was a member of the North Okeechobee Church of God. Mrs. Rowlett was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Rowlett; and her son, Kenneth Rowlett. She is survived by her son, Danny Rowlett of Ocala; two daughters, Sharon Prevatt (Wayne) of Okeechobee and Shirley Newhart (Otto) of Dunnellon, Fla.; eight grandchildren; many loving great grandchildren; and three brothers, Walter Long, Donald Long and Ernest Long. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at Palm Beach Memorial Park, 3691 Seacrest Boulevard, Lantana, Florida 33462 with Pastor Don Leon of ciating. Memorial contributions may be made to North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 NW 30th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. 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. Norman ‘Jay’ Trimnal (Duke Duke), 56 OKEECHOBEE Norman "Jay" Trimnal (Duke Duke) passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 in Okeechobee as a result of a traf c accident. He was born Jan. 29, 1957 in Camden, S.C. to Thomas Guy and Bobby (Gandy) Trimnal. He was an avid dirt bike racer and a truck driver by trade. He was a simple man that enjoyed Nascar racing, Monday night raw, and being with his children and grandchildren, which brought much happiness to his life and always put a smile on his face. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Guy and Bobby Trimnal. He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Deck, Amanda Deck, Dawna Micco (Charlie); son, Donald Deck III; grandchildren, Damian Deck, Darian Deck, Jaidyn Deck, Zaidyn Micco, Arliawna Micco all of Okeechobee; sister, Marilyn (Tony) Overbee of Ft. Myers; brothers, Tomm y (Jane) Trimnal of Okeechobee, Marion (Sue) Trimnal of St. Mathews, S.C.; mother of his children, Sandra Deck of Okeechobee. In addition he is survived by a host of family and friends. Jay is now heaven bound and down." The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. and services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. all in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL. Interment will follo w in the Evergreen Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News February 24, 2013 Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 to host cat sh dinnerBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 will host Cat sh Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 2-5 p.m. A $7 donation, with proceeds to Homeless Veterans. Serving cat sh, baked beans, cole slaw, twice-baked potato & roll. Public invited. For further information, call Gordie 863-467-2882. A merican Legion Post 64 opens Sunday night bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night bingo beginning on Sunday, Feb. 24, 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 will bene t the American Legion veterans' programs. The event is open to the public.Masonic Lodge hosts breakfast on SundayThe Masonic Lodge at 107 N.W. 5th St., w ill host a breakfast with all the xin's on Sunday, Feb. 24 for $6 per plate. The public is welcomed and carry out is available. Breakfast will be served at 8 11 a.m. All proceeds go to local Mason giving. W orld Spay Day vouchers available from Pet RescueThe Humane Society Pet Rescue of Okeechobee will participate in the World Spay Day event. Vouchers for affordable spay and neuter for pets will be offered at the Humane Society shelter, 1203 U.S. 98 (next to the Okeechobee Livestock Market) and also at Tractor Supply Store in the plaza w ith Publix Supermarket, Monday, Feb. 25 through Feb. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All voucher purchases also include a free rabies vaccine. Micro chipping is also offered for an additional discounted price of $20. Please put "HELP A FRIEND" on any checks for the gift of spay and neuter. For more information, please call 863-357-1104. Shelters can't save and support this huge number of accidental litters, strays and offspring of family pets. As a result, nearly 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized annually. Spaying and neutering is the only 100 percent proven way to reduce these numbers and save animals' lives.Community Collaborative Council to meet TuesdayThe Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for children and their families. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, Ext. 257. NOTE: Summer Activity Guide submission forms are due March 28.Dine with the doctorOn Tuesday, Feb. 26 Raulerson Hospital will host "Dine with the Doctor" in the hospital cafeteria. Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. for $5 per person. The lecture, which is free, starts at 5 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call 863-763-9228. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP even if they do not plan to eat dinner, so that organizers will know how many people to plan for.Chamber plans Business Exchange LuncheonThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County's rst quarter Business Exchange Luncheon will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 at IRSC beginning at 11:45 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m. Guest speaker is Brian A. Ziemba, TD Bank Market President for the Central Florida Market. Additionally, the Business Spotlight will feature Ron Buckholz, the new General Manager of Okeechobee Dodge Chrysler, Jeep, Ram dealership in Okeechobee. Please RSVP via the Chamber's website event calendar by selecting the date of the event and selecting register on-line.Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee CountyChildren's Services Council of Okeechobee County will have a mandatory meeting Thursday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. This Request for Proposal Meeting and will be held in the Okeechobee County School Board, Room 303. Application forms available to be picked up at this meeting. There may be more than two Children's Services Council members attending this meeting. Community Events

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Details at Seminole Players Club. Must be 21 or older and a Players Club member to participate. Management reserves the right to change or cancel at any time. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.Highway 721 west of Lake Okeechobee on the Brighton Seminole Indian ReservationNEW NON-SMOKING SLOT AREA!17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 349741.800.360.9875seminolebrightoncasino.comLike us on Facebook ik Like us BRIGHTON SEMINOLE CASINO Drawing on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 9pmEarn entries daily! So much to*May not accurately represent model won.Win a 2013 Mercedes Benz SLK Roadster! 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 7 Okeechobee News February 24, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsDive into Reading!Seminole Elementary School is promoting the Accelerated Reader (AR) program. Maria Sanchez-Virto has made it into the 250 Point Club. The next “Dive Into Reading” Family Night will be Thursday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. All students and parents are invited to read together and take the AR tests. Livestock Market Report Not a lot of change in the calf market, except lighter weight calves were a few dollars cheaper. Heavier calves are selling real good! Cows & Bulls jumped up $2-3 this week. Glen O. Murphy Partnership, Avon Park, topped the calf market with a high of $2.85 bought by D & S Cattle. MS Ranch, Okeechobee, topped the cow market with a high of 89.00 bought by Central Beef. Start making plans to attend the Cattleman’s PRCA Rodeo March 9th & 10th. See ya next week, Todd

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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. Call (561) 747-1232Allure Institute for Plastic Surgery February Special Switch your Saline implants to Silicone $ 3999 00 includes everything 8 Okeechobee News February 24, 2013 What is a- b?Atrial brillation, or a- b, is a type of cardiac arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm, and is a major risk factor for stroke and other health conditions. For many people, atrial brillation does not lead to any future complications, but in some people it can pose serious risks. Because a- b causes the atria, or chambers of the heart, to beat rapidly and/or irregularly, blood does not make its way through them as quickly and may clot. If a clot is formed and pumped out of the heart, there is a possibility it may travel to the brain and cause stroke. Learn more about a- b and see if y ou may be at risk.Risk Factors for A-FibIn most cases, A-Fib occurs in patients w ith existing heart conditions, but it can present in those without structural heart problems. Keep in mind that it is more common in men than in women. Risk factors for a- b include: Heart/cardiovascular disease Lung disease Age of 55 or over Smoking Excessive alcohol use Use of stimulants including caffeine Other chronic conditions, such as thyroid problems and diabetes Stress Family historySymptoms of A-FibWhile some people may never experience any symptoms at all, common ones include: Rapid or irregular pulse/heart beat Racing feeling in the chest Light-headedness, dizziness or fainting Sweating Palpitations or a pounding feeling in the chest Shortness of breath Pain/pressure in chest Feeling week/tired Trouble/inability to exerciseTreating A-FibThe goal in treating A-Fib is to correct the irregular heart rhythm and get it as close to normal as possible. Your doctor will tell you your target heart rate. In general, your resting rate should be between 60-80 beats per minute. It should be 90-115 beats per minute during moderate exercise. Another goal in treating A-Fib is to prevent blood clots from forming To learn more about atrial brillation visit the Online Health Library at RaulersonHospital.com. Information about the speci c cardiopulmonary services available at Raulerson Hospital is also available at RaulersonHospital. com. Call 863-763-2151 for more information about these services. For health care questions or a free physician referral call Consult-a-Nurse: 863-763-9228. A - b is major risk factor for health problems Special to the Okeechobee NewsHealth center gift basket winnerDale Byrd was the lucky winner of the gift basket by Open Hands Health Center, Inc. at the Sixth Annual Health and Safety Expo. Pictured left to right: Nicole Talley, Open Hands, and Dale Byrd winner of the gift basket.

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the Mississippi. But encroaching development has them ghting to keep their traditions alive. It's that way of life still celebrated annually by some 150 cowboys who saddle up and ride across the state on the infamous Florida Cracker Traila trail that stretches from Bradenton on the Gulf coast to Fort Pierce on the Atlantic. And last week, they were back in the saddle to ride the trail once again. Joining them this year for part of their trek is a fthgeneration Floridian whose own roots are in farming, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson. The lawmaker joined the cowboys on horseback Friday afternoon in Okeechobee County as they continued their 110-mile ride across the state on the original trail used by cowboys long ago to drive their cattle across Florida. Sen. Nelson said he wanted to draw attention to the annual event and to the importance of Florida agriculture. The Florida Cracker Trail is famous for the role it played in Florida's history. To commemorate the trail and keep its history alive, The Florida Cracker Trail Association re-enacts the events that occurred along that trail during the annual ride. "Raising cattle is one of the biggest businesses in Florida," Sen. Nelson said. "And, for many people, it's not only a business but a way of life. Ranching has deep roots in our state." Sen. Nelson joined the group Friday afternoon as they made their way north along U.S. Highway 441, headed towards the Adams Ranch in Ft. Pierce. The group traveled the original trail taking them along State Road 64, eventually cutting over to State Road 66. During the annual event they rode 5 to 8 hours a day, and camped out at night. Sometimes they rode across ranches, sometimes along the road. And as they always have, they detoured of f State Road 66 in Sebring to go by the Cracker Trail Elementary School and wave to the kids. RIDEContinued From Page 1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 863.763.55732100 South Parrott Ave. €Okeechobee, FL 34974 www.centerstatebank.comLOCAL LENDERS €LOCAL DECISIONSKristy CrawfordSherri Ennger Jennifer Laerty John Williams Home Equity & Personal Commercial & Small Business ResidentialAgricultural Bass Fishing Trips Duck Hunts Turkey Hunts • Gator Hunts Cowboys ’ BBQ & Steak Co 202 NE 7th Ave (formerly Hammerheads) Okeechobee MONDAY$999ALL YOU CAN EAT BABY BACKS!$1 Margaritas All Day TUESDAY 1LB RIB EYE $1399Karaoke with Cowboy WEDNESDAY$999ALL YOU CAN EAT CATFISH 25¢Drafts THURSDAY rack Baby Back Ribs with 6 golden shrimp & 1 side $1299Ladies Night 6-10pm Karaoke with Cowboy FRIDAY ALL YOU CAN EAT BABY BACKSwith 2 sides $1399 SUNDAY 4 PIECE FRIED CHICKEN DINNER $899$150 Drafts 15% CHURCH discount SATURDAY Slow roasted Prime Ribwith baked potato & salad$1900(Starting at 4pm)$150 DraftsNEW It’s great for private luncheons, birthday parties, family get-togethers or even a wedding. Come take a look and let us cater your next event.COME VISIT OUR PRIVATE ROOM Bull Pen THE 10 Okeechobee News February 24, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenWhile most of the participants in the Florida Cracker Trail ride were mounted on horses, this miniature mule powered cart also made the 110 mile trek.

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Special to the Okeechobee NewsOn Thursday, Feb. 28 at 4:30 p.m. the Okeechobee Public Library will present former professors Lesley Diehl (right) and Glenn Nilson (left), who left the academic life for the fun of writing murder mysteries. Join them for a lively discussion of their work, their travel and how they write. You’ll be surprised that two people with the same penchant for murder approach their craft in such different ways. Glenn will whisk you away on his motorcycle for a trip along Route 66 to the setting for his murder mystery in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Meantime Lesley stays at home with their two spoiled cats, a cottage ghost who likes to play pranks on them and the rising ood waters of Tropical Storm Lee. Hear what she says to him when he calls her from high and dry Gallup, New Mexico—blip, blip. It’s a light-hearted look at how one couple deals with murder and mayhem and manages to keep the relationship together. For more information call 863-763-3536. 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 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 11 Okeechobee News February 24, 2013 Retirement is Murder!

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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 *. AuctionsVERO BEACHHIGHWAYMEN PAINTINGSAUCTION!SUN Mar 17@2PMTo be included bring your paintings to Auctioneer’s of ce at: 15 Royal Palm Pointe Vero Beach(772) 562-5015 LostLOST-MALE MASTIFF IN THE VICINITY OF FT. DRUM PLEASE CALL 863-623-6879 OR 863-763-2326 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Garage/ Yard SalesStuart Cedar Point Village 7 Bizarre, Sat., Mar. 2, 2013 8:30am-2pm, household items, jewelry, bake sale, and $3 belly buster/drink We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full TimeSHIPPING TRANSPORTATION CLERK NEEDED VARIABLE DAY AND EVENING HOURS WITH SOME WEEKENDS. ASSIST IN INVENTORY, SHIPPING AND RECEIVING. PERFORM BASIC ACCOUNTING SKILLS. COMPUTER AND TELEPHONE SKILLS A MUST. FAX QUALIFICATIONS AND RESUME TO 863-692-0502. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Employment Full Time 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 Employment MedicalMEDICAL ASSISTANT Busy Cardiologist of ce looking for a quali ed Medical Assistant. Bilingual preferred but not required. Contact Lori at (863)467-9400 for more information. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Employment Part Time Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community PT Cook needed. Exp. only apply (Level 2 Background check required). Apply in Person M-F 203 SE 2nd Street One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 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. Toys & GamesPinball Machine Road Kings (Made By Williams); Very Good Condition; Great for Game Room. $775.00/ rm. (772)538-6432 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. Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 ApartmentsLarge Tiled APT in town. 2/2, w/d hook up, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572. TAYLOR CREEK Condos 1br/1ba, Partially Furnished $650 mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. 561-352-4243 Houses RentEverybody loves this charming 2bd/1ba house in Lake Port, cracker style, very private and quiet. $600/mo. Room for 2 people and references required Call: (863)946-0456 For rent: 2bd/2ba 1 car garage, split plan Oak trees on lot, great area for children. Call: 863-634-9330 863-467-2541 Rooms To RentMale/ Female roommate for 3bd/2ba on Rim Canal in BHR, pontoon boat, handicap equip. $500/ mo. Call: (863)261-1594 or (863)623-4507 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Houses SaleCBS 3BR, 2BA, C/A & heat, single car gar., W/D & refrigerator, fenced backyard. $61,000. 863-634-7517. OKEECHOBEE HOME FOR SALE $69,900, Well Maintained 2 bd/ 2 ba home, eat in kitchen, formal dining, living room, Florida Room, new A/C, additional storage building and 4 car detached garage wired for 220 and 110 Volt Electric, and 3 car carport. Public access dock about 1/2 mile from Community. For more info Call Optima One Realty @ (239)848-2071 or (352)243-6784 Land SaleVIKING PROPERTY (PRAIRIE) 1.250 ACRE $2,500 OR BEST OFFER CALL 865-235-5099 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. Use Your Tax Money for a Down Payment Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income Vacant Land 6+Acres, located at, 20 NE 363rd Ct., Okeechobee, $28,900. Visit www.roselandco.com\82H, Drive by then call (866) 523-5742. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. 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 RentBUCKHEAD 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 HomeSalePalm Harbor Factory Liquidation sale, 3 Stock models must go, $39K off select 2012 models, John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 PARK MODEL TRAILE R WITH SCREEN ROOM. ADULT R.V. PARK, LOT RENT $220. AVAILABLE MARCH 5TH $2,000.00 O.B.O. 863-467-8432 Waterfront Lake access 3/2 Mobile Home well maintained, fully furnished with many extras including pontoon boat. Must see to appreciate, 3937 SE 27th Street Okeechobee. See Owners.com listing ID#TGW7223 asking $98,000 Call 863-835-0358 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 12 Okeechobee News February 24, 2013

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Mobile HomeSale *PRICE REDUCED* Mobile Home for Sale 2bd,1 updated bath, 12’ by 24’ Florida room w/tile oor, windows. Metal roof over, very safe, Lots of light. Brand new A/C w/heat strip, new thermostat. Fully furnished, new washing machine, new refrigerator, new microwave, dishwasher, etc. Lots of extras. Brand new kitchen cabinets. Wall hugger recliner/massage couch,loveseat rocker/recliner. Queen size bedroom set in master. 2 yard sheds, 1 w/electric, window and workbench. Long carport, quiet street, nice neighbors. Asking $22,000.00 negotiable. Owner nancing for half. Call 863-467-7996 Boats02 RANGER BASS BOAT 90 MERCURY, LOW LOW HOURS, GARAGED KEPT, EXCELLENT CONDITION $7,350.00 CALL 863-319-7410 2011 Lowe St. 195,90hp, trolling motor 8ft Minn Kota Talon,(2)23 gallon live wells, sh nder,4 tanks of fuel since new. Warranty good thru Aug. 15th. Located in Buckhead Ridge. $16,500 724-388-4075 Campers/RVs2006 28’ Springdale Travel Trailer, 14ft slide, bunks and carry all. Good Cond. Reduced to $8,000 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 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 Public Notice 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. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ Heather Thomas Deputy Clerk 436019 ON 2/3,10,17,24/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: PURSUANT TO F.S. 713.78 ON SAT., MARCH 9, 2013 @ 9:00AM SILVERMOON’S TOWING & RECOVERY 1006 NW 9TH STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES AND/OR VESSELS. SELLER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO BID. SOLD AS IS, NO WARRANTY. SELLER GUARANTEES NO TITLE, TERMS CASH. SELLER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY OR ALL BIDS 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis Green VIN 2MELM75WXTX615652 437430 ON 2/24/2013 NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 3-9-13 @ 10:00 AM Unit #466 Antonio R. Bonilla 437391 ON 2/24;3/1/2013 Special Magistrate HearingThe Okeechobee County School Board and the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 will appear before a Special Magistrate on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 9:30 am for a hearing of items at impasse for the Classi ed Personnel Contract. The hearing will be held in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Building at 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. The hearing is open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent 437192 ON 2/24,27/2013 13 Okeechobee News February 24, 2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated the following reports of crimes last week. ASSAULT  1700 block of U.S. 441 N.  700 block of N.W. 32nd Ave.  6400 block of N.E. 11th St.  4100 block of S.E. 74th Way  16500 block of N.W. 282nd St.  600 block of S.W. Second Ave. BURGLARY  2600 block of S.E. 27th St.  13600 block of N.E. 22nd Ave.  8100 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  2500 block of S.E. 24th Blvd.  2400 block of S.E. 27th St.  5600 block of N.E. Second St.  2400 block of S.E. 27th St.  28400 block of N.E. 55th Ave.  13600 block of N.E. 22nd Ave  32400 block of N.E. Ninth Ave.  4800 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  2600 block of S.E. 27th St.  3500 block of S.E. 34th Ave.  3600 block of S.E. 33rd Terrace CRIMINAL MISCHIEF  2100 block of U.S. 441 S.  3200 block of N.W. Eighth St. FRAUD  4600 block of S.E. 30th St. THEFT  3100 block of N.W. Third St.  1800 block of N.W. Seventh Ave.  400 block of N.W. 11th Ave.  N.E. 106th St.  U.S. 441 S.E.  1800 block of N.E. Third St.  13200 block of N.E. 18th Ave.  900 block of S.E. 38th Ave.  7300 block of N.W. 82nd Court  500 block of N.E. 64th Ave.  700 block of S.W. 48th Ave.  500 block of N.E. 64th Ave.  3400 block of U.S. 441 S.  4700 block of S.R. 710  100 block of N.E. Fourth St. OSCO Investigations By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA student at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus (OFC) was arrested after she allegedly threw a chair at another female student who, she said, “... kept getting slick with her.”Zhane A. Butler, 16, N.W. 12th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Thursday, Feb. 21, on a felony charge of aggravated battery. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then released into the custody of her mother. An arrest report by Deputy Steven McKinley, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce (OCSO), stated that the incident happened at 9:58 a.m. Thursday in an art class. The deputy’s report stated that the victim was apparently sitting in a seat where Butler wanted to sit. After the two teens exchanged words, Butler picked up a chair “... and hit her with it on the left side of her face,” added the deputy’s report. Butler then allegedly got on top of the victim and started throwing punches. The victim told Deputy McKinley she didn’t throw any punches because she didn’t want to get in trouble for ghting. The victim did, however, admit to pushing Butler off of her. According to Deputy McKinley the victim had a bruise under her left eye and an abrasion on her right arm. Butler, added the deputy, was not injured. Butler reportedly told the deputy that she couldn’t take the victim “getting slick with her” any more so she picked up a chair and threw it at her fellow student. Deputy McKinley stated that he spoke with a couple of witnesses who con rmed what happened. Fight over classroom seat leads to arrest 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 Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  John David Meara, 36, N.E. 11th Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 20 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of possession of a controlled substance (amphetamine). His bond was set at $2,500. Meara was later arrested by Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas on another Okeechobee County warrant charging him with felony battery. His bond on that charge was set at $2,500.  Eric Dan Hulen, 41, U.S. 98 N., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 20 by Deputy Marcus Collier on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with burglary of a structure while armed. He is being held without bond on that charge.  Alfred Rivera, 16, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 21 by Deputy Robbie Lamb on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of aggravated battery on a detainee by a detainee. His bond was set at $20,000.  Clete Ferguson, 40, S.E. 31st St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 21 by Deputy Marcus Collier on an amended DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of possession of a controlled substance and arson. He is being held without bond.  Rachel Michelle Miller, 24, S.W. 13th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 22 b y Deputy Robbie Lamb on felony charges o f aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and child neglect, and a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. Her bond was set at $23,500.This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Bloodmobile’s last visit for February set for TuesdayThe Big Red Bus bloodmobile will be in Okeechobee County. If you are in good health and at least 17 years old, you can help save lives by giving blood. For more information, visit a blood drive and speak to the medical professionals there. Blood drives are planned for:  Tuesday, Feb. 26 Silver Palm RV Resort, next to McDonald’s on Hwy 441 S, 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.Bene t barbecue to be held for Sophia “Sissy” Graves A bene t barbecue for the Graves family will be held on March 2 at the Believer’s Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. 6th Ave. Several music groups are scheduled. A silent auction and a drawing for a handmade wooden glider are planned. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tickets are a $10 donation for a chicken dinner with baked beans, slaw, bread, dessert and tea. For tickets or information please call Micki at 863-634-4327 or Cathy at 863-763-4843.Speckled Perch festival and parade applications openOkeechobee Main Street is now taking applications for the annual Speckled Perch Festival and Parade, which is scheduled for March 9 and 10 in Flagler Park. Anyone interested in setting up a booth or entering the parade should contact the Main Street of ce at 863-357-6246 or e-mail okms@okeechobeemainstreet.com for an application. Community Briefs

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Annual Meeting Saturday, March 16, 2013Lake Placid Middle School The purpose of the meeting is to elect trustees, vote on a proposed bylaw change and hear ocers annual reports. Registration, entertainment and voting will begin at 8 am. The business meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Join us for great entertainment, fun and prizes, including a 2003 Ford F150 4x4 extended Cab for one lucky member. Plan now to attend! 14 Okeechobee News February 24, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Okeechobee High school Brahman boys track team opened the season with a seventh place nish at the South Fork Track and Field Meet on Tuesday. Okeechobee earned 44 points as a team. Jensen Beach w as the overall winner with 164 points. South Fork nished in second place with 119 points and Martin County took third. Hernan Baltazar took third place in the boys 1600 meter race with a time of 4:51.21. Baltazar took second place in the 3200 meters with a time of 10:44:28. Frank Adamo took second place in the boys 400 meters. The Lady Brahmans nished in sixth place at the tournament as they earned 44.5 points. Jensen Beach won the girls’ competition followed by South Fork in second place and Martin County in third place. The Lady Brahman 4x100 relay team nished in third place with a time of 56.46 seconds. Tabatha Henry won the 3200 meter race w ith a time of 12:44.59.  Osceola Middle School eighth grader J arrett Mills is currently ranked second in the nation among middle school age place kickers for football Mills attended a kicking camp in Jacksonville recently. According to the website, prokicker.com, Mills average kickoff is 38.5 yards. His longest place kick w as 41 yards. His average hang time was 2.49 seconds with the best hang time at 2.57 seconds, during competition this past fall in the Okeechobee Youth Football League Mills hit 70-percent of his eld goal attempts.  Brahman boys baseball team fell to (0-3) with a 6-4 loss to Jensen Beach on Wednesday night. The Falcons jumped out to a 5-1 lead after the rst two innings. Jack Radebaugh took the loss but pitched a complete game, walked four, struck out two, and scattered eight hits. Okeechobee also made two elding errors. Al Fludd and Dalton Murray both had two hits in the game. Fludd reached base for times and scored a run. Dalton Murray had an RBI single in the rst. Layton Thomas drove home two runs with a third inning single. Tyler Barber also had an RBI for Okeechobee in the third. Coach Jeff Blackstone said the overall effort of the team was tremendous and they improved from the prior game Tuesday versus Vero Beach. “The guys did a nice job putting that game behind them and bounced back to play a much better game,” he said. The team had seven hits and put some pressure on the Jensen Beach defense throughout the game.  The Lady Brahman softball team continued to dominate district opponents with a shutout win at Fort Pierce Central on Wednesday night, 8-0. Stormy Stokes continued her torrid start with two hits including a double. Jordan Lawlis pitched ve strong innings in relief as she allowed just two hits. Jaryaca Baker tossed two strong innings. Bethany Stuart and Sarah Davis had doubles for OHS, (4-1). Gillis said the message from here will be for the girls to believe in themselves and for the girls to gain con dence and know they are capable of huge accomplishments. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief

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