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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: 03-24-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Sunday, March 24, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 36 13.95 feetLast Year: 12.68 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus taxSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Seniors on tennis team honored ... Page 18 Three accused of robbery ...Page 15 Kindergarten registration o pens ... Page 7 Do your feet hurt? ... Page 10 Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaOFC celebrates Heritage DayJerry Jollicoeur puts one of his miniature horses through its paces at Heritage Day held at the Freshman Campus on Friday, March 22. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJeremy Smith of the Seminole Tribe was joined by Michael Garcia and Royce Osceola, (OFC students not pictured) to renovate a Chickee on campus during Heritage Day. For more, see page 9. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News It’s been seven months since Linda Oelschlaeger’s 85year-old father disappeared from Sarasota and despite the help of law enforcement and private citizens, she still wonders where he could be. The last time anyone had contact with Newton H. Whidden was on Monday, Aug. 20, when he phoned a friend around 10 p.m. His white 2000 Dodge Caravan was then found in Okeechobee County two days later on Wednesday, Aug. 22. It was found stuck in a small ditch on N.E. 128th Avenue around 3 p.m. No one was in the vehicle. And despite exhaustive searches in that area, Mr. Whidden remains missing. “I’m kind of at a loss and grasping at straws,” said Mrs. Oelschlaeger in a phone interview Friday, March 22. Daughter hopes missing father will be found By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Jobless rates inched slightly lower in January to 9 percent in Okeechobee County with 1,674 residents collecting bene ts according to the monthly report form the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Okeechobee had 1,701 residents unemployed in December, a rate of 9.2 percent. In January, 2012, jobless rates stood at 10.4 percent with 1,941 collecting bene ts, the report stated. Glades County jobless rates were basically the same between December, 2012 and January. There was 8.5 percent unemployment in January and 8.4 percent in December. Jobless rate drops slightlySee JOBS — Page 5 See WHIDDEN — Page 5IRSC has lab tech classes ... Page 10

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Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 90F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Extended ForecastMonday: Clear. High of 73F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Monday Night: Clear. Low of 50F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday: Clear. High of 72F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Mar. 22ND Thurs., Mar. 28THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues, Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “THE CROODS”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues, Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues, Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG PG-13 PG-13 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 March 24, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsStudents of the weekEverglades Elementary School students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of March 18-22 include: kindergarten students, Thomas Byars, Wyatt Baumhardt, Jorge Villegas, Madison Bryant, Robert Fortin, Lanaya Strozier; rst grade students, Giovanni Jaimes, Shyla Emglish, Dante Nardi, Melissa Fonseca, Zion Mitchell; second grade students, Cameron Ames, Hunter Misner, Nayeli Galvan, Hannah Bernard, Dashia Williams, Kaylee Stevens; third grade students, Ivy Lawson, Kendall Poulin, Raymond Poulin, Payton Besaw, Karlee Horn, Lindsey Jaimes; fourth grade students, Justice Rodriguez, Felix Brege, Carlos Garcia; fth grade students, Daniel Meza, Carley Ostavitz, Willow Barney and Kali Horn. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Okeechobee Forecast March 30 try your hand at ying a RC Model Aircraft!The Okeechobee Model Airplane Club is hosting its annual “Meet and Greet Community Buddy Box Fly-In” on Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain date is April 6) at their local ying eld located at Northeast 80th Avenue, this is the road off of RT 70 East that leads back to Thundercross Motocross Track. This event is open to the public. Admission is FREE. There is lots of free parking, so bring a lawn chair and your friends along! For information, call Joe Papasso at 561-252-0916.

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OUA water taste award I read in the paper that the Okeechobee Utility Authority came in second in a taste c ontest. The judges must be cats and dogs b ut not gold sh, because we keep getting messages on our phone not to give the wat er to your sh because it might be harmful t o them. If they ever got an award for anyt hing, it would be from the bottled water c ompanies for keeping them in business. T here is not one person that I know that drinks OUA tap water unless they boil it and t his is the only utility company that I know of that charges a fee for sewers when you are still on a septic tank and there is nothing y ou can do about it or anything. They decide because we still need to ush our toilets and take showers. I once paid my utility bill one day after the original due date, and they put a cut-off notice on the door knob. I won’t be completely negative because the of ce staff and the employees have always been very nice, helpful and friendly. Local news The contractor nally nished the Taylor Creek locks in March, about ve months after they originally said it would open. I won’t even start on the drivers license building, or the closing of Okee-Tantie when every other privately owned park seems to be pro table.Gun control My place is fenced, gate always chained, and several biting free-roaming dogs within. No warrant, no entry!  I opt for the fenced yard with two large dogs defense myself. The Humane Society has some great dogs who need homes. And they are very happy to protect their adopted family from any trespassers. IN ALL THINGSBy Pastor Jim WatersLife Community Church of Okeechobee Several months ago, in the middle of the night, I was awakened with the audible and clear words: “In all things build unto the value of God.” Without hesitation I got up from bed, went to my of ce with the intention of scribbling down the words while they were fresh on my mind. A scrap was in front of me so I picked up my pen and wrote the words exactly as I had heard them. Looking over the line I was wondering why it was so profound to motivate me to immediately record it and also could I locate this possible verse in the Bible? The scrap of paper I used already had the words, Psalm 32 jotted on it. Curiously, I opened my Bible to the Psalm and began to read almost expecting to nd the words by which I was awakened. Instead of locating those exact eight words I came upon God’s promise as recorded in verse eight: “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way thou shalt go: I will guide thee with Mine eye.” Day after day the words I heard in the middle of the night in tandem with verse eight of Psalm 32 would not leave my mind. I can recon it to hearing a song with a catchy chorus that runs nonstop. I kept asking God in prayer what the speci c meaning was. I know there are certain things in the ministry God has made very predominant upon my heart such as the growth of our church. This could and does fall right in line with what was spoken. The more I prayed and pondered the words it was made clear that it is correct for me to follow this direction in the expansion of the ministry bu t it also, in a magni cent way, points to th e personal life-building relationship a believe r must have with the Lord in order to be effective for Him. Finally, it all boiled down to one word, a word believers speak of often…faith. “In all things build unto the value of God” speaks to each Christian as we place our absolut e faith in God who promises to instruct us and teach us and will guide us with His own eye. With the true meaning and understanding o f faith solidly implanted upon our individual hearts the rst three words should jump of f the page…IN ALL THINGS. And then realizing by faith in God that his own instructing, teaching and guiding will create in ou r hearts a crystal clear picture of the life w e are called to where we seriously and joyfull y serve through Him in His God-sized wa y we can jubilantly echo as His church “IN ALL THINGS BUILD UNTO THE VALUE OF GOD.” Without a doubt it becomes apparen t and unmistakable that by faith in Him ther e is none other value worth living by or to which we can con dently adhere. I shar e this message out of Christian love that w e will, as Christians, put away our own inadequate efforts and take on God’s value to build to His glory together as one in Christ. Holy Spirit move upon your church so as to bring a great revival in our town, country and world that God’s value is seen and applauded in everything! IN ALL THINGS BUILD UNTO THE VALUE OF GOD. March 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! Help appreciatedI would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped, and supported the ED (COACH) JOHNSON Scholarship Golf Scramble Feb. 27, at the KOA. Special thanks to Larry Sanders, Roger Havens and Gil Solly who work all year around collecting gifts and prizes. The people who set up and worked so hard Larry Sanders, Roger Havens, Barbara Sanders, Brenda Havens, Malinda and Jim Estep, Tom and Sherri Megargee, Rayand Cathy Allender, Bud and Lois Hammell, Gilbert and Kathy Solly, Christine DePree, Joe Baker and friend, Betty Corino, Jerry and Ginger Hammell, Alma and Tim Fritchen, Maury Bowes, and Donnie Bifulco. Special thanks to Bud Hammell who made all the signs. The ladies who made the baked beans and cookies Barbara Sanders, Shirle y Holgate, Cathy Solly, Brenda Havens, Barbara Espinosa, Alma Fritchen, Bonnie Trembley. Thanks to all the business who supported the event. Big Lake Roo ng, Joe Baker, Golden Corral, Lunkers Sports Grill, Hungr y Howie’s Pizza, Ding -A-Ling Deli. Also to the KOA for the use of the golf course, driving range, a golf cart. Jane and Cathy who opened the Shanty early. Patricia Johnson Letter to the editor Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaFive years serviceIn one of his last of cial acts, Steve Nelson, right, outgoing chairman of the Okeechobee Utility Authority Board of Directors, recognized Vince Tyner, left, water plant operator for ve years service to the utility. The recognition took place at the Tuesday, March 12 board meeting.

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And, she isn’t alone. Detective Lieutenant Brad Stark, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), said he’s just as frustrated and perplexed as to what can be done to nd Mr. Whidden. “There have been multiple searches. W e’ve searched the area three times,” he said. “But the more time that goes by, the chance of nding the individual goes down. It doesn’t look good.” Besides the area being combed by the OCSO, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserv ation Commission and local volunteers; the Community United Effort (CUE) Center for Missing Persons spent two days in January searching the same area. Mrs. Oelschlaeger said that group is planning on returning around the end of April and searching two more areas. “One of the areas is to the west of Ranch Road, that was not searched before,” she said. “The other area is the southeast corner of the Faith Farms area toward S.R. 70 E.” Detectives with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Of ce (SCSO) are also at a loss as to w hat to do. “There’s nothing new. There’s no sign (of him),” said Wendy Rose, the public information of cer for that agency, whose frustration w as just as evident as everyone else. When Mr. Whidden was last seen in the area of 4800 10th Street in Sarasota, he was w earing a plaid long-sleeved shirt and either brown or gold slacks. He is described as a w hite male standing 5-feet-9-inches tall and w eighing 175 pounds. He has gray hair, hazel eyes and reportedly suffers from dementia. When asked, Lt. Stark said there are a number of theories as to what may have happened to Mr. Whidden but no evidence or proof of anything in particular. “There are theories, yeah. But, just because we found his vehicle here doesn’t mean he was in it,” said the lieutenant. One theory is that Mr. Whidden was abducted in Sarasota County then his van was brought to Okeechobee and left here. Mr. W hidden was initially thought to be headed to a cemetery near Horse Creek in DeSoto County, which leads to yet another theory that he got lost and ended up in Okeechobee County. Then, added Lt. Stark, there’s the worst case scenario. “If he’s dead, where is he?” he wondered. “I’m satis ed Okeechobee County did a diligent search to nd him. But it ( nding no trace of him) leads me to believe he’s not here. At this point, you’ve got to come to some kind of a conclusion.” But, Mrs. Oelschlaeger hasn’t given up. She still has hope that her efforts, and the efforts of many others, will still lead to an answer. And, she adds, that hope may be tied to a beer can found in her father’s van. “We’re still waiting to hear the DNA results. Somebody’s should be on it. We don’t know for sure if it was his,” she said. And even though neither law enforcement agency has found her father or any clues as to where he may be, she stays in touch with detectives at the SCSO as well as OCSO Detective Mark Shireman, who heads up the case locally. “Both detectives have been just as cordial and helpful as they can be. I feel I have a good relationship with them,” she said. “But it’s been a long, hard road and it’s been very taxing for me and my family. I try not to be a pest, but I do communicate with them periodically. “I just go through these long spells where I just don’t quite know what to do,” she added. And again, she isn’t alone. Anyone with information about Mr. Whidden is asked to contact Detective Mark Shireman at 863-763-3117. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In a democracy, the highest office is that of citizens.Ž „ US Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. We agree. Yet too many citizens feel powerless to influence the flow of events. We give people a voice. Our Speak Out column is just one example. We consider it an extension of the secret ballot and a return of the values of the American Revolution. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News March 24, 2013 The report said 413 Glades County residents collected bene ts in January just higher than the 407 that collected bene ts in December. The jobless rate in January, 2012, stood at 8.9 percent with 459 unemployed. Okeechobee County ranked 16th highest and Glades stood at 22nd highest among the 67 counties in Florida during January. Florida had a jobless rate of 8-percent and the nations stood at 8.5 percent. Around the area St. Lucie County had 10.1 percent, Highlands 8.4 percent, Osceola 8.5 percent, Hendry 11.4 percent, Martin 8.2 percent and Palm Beach County 8 percent unemployment in January. JOBSContinued From Page 1 W HIDDENContinued From Page 1 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  Okeechobee avenged an early season loss to South Fork as they pounded out 10 hits and overcame a few elding miscues in an 8-5 win over the Lady Bulldogs in a District 12-7A softball game Tuesday night in Martin County. Lauren Hazellief had a double and her rst career homerun as she drove home three runs. Sarah Davis added a three-run triple in the fourth inning for Okeechobee. Jaryaca Baker picked up the win in relief for Okeechobee as she held South Fork to four hits and two runs over the nal ve innings. OHS (9-8) also got two hits apiece from Brianna Nunez and Carissa Licata in the game. South Fork fell to (8-6, 5-4 in district). Coach Heather Gillis said the girls were in the right frame of mind for this game, “They were excited about the district game and came out con dent and having fun. We jumped on them right from the start scoring 4 runs but then gave 4 (runs) up on errors. They didn’t get down on themselves. They stayed positive the whole time.” Gillis said she was pleased about her pitchers as they threw strikes and appeared to complement each other very well.  Phil Jones and Brendon Jonassaint were selected to represent Okeechobee High School in the Treasure Coast Senior Showcase basketball game on March 20 at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce. Jonassaint scored two points in a losing cause as the South squad defeated the North 112-88. Okeechobee Sports in Brief The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated the following reports of crimes last week: ASSAULT  3800 block of S.E. 26th St.  4100 block of S.E. 21st Court  N.E. 366 Trail  2400 block of S.E. 27th St.  500 block of N.W. Fourth St.  10000 block of U.S. 441 N. BURGLARY  11500 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  2900 block of S.E. 20th Court  500 block of N.W. 30th Lane  1500 block of N.W. 44th Ave.  6000 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  2500 block of N.W. Fourth St.  1900 block of S.E. 35th Lane  3000 block of S.E. 33rd Terrace CRIMINAL MISCHIEF  200 block of S.E. 16th Ave.  6400 block of S.R. 70 E. FRAUD  14200 block of N.E. 18th Ave.  100 block of N.W. 23rd Lane  3200 block of S.E. 35th Ave.  3200 block of S.R. 70 W. THEFT  3500 block of N.W. 27th Ave.  9000 block of S.E. 62nd Drive  9200 block of S.E. 57th Drive  4400 block of U.S. 441 S.  200 block of S.E. 68th Ave.  13500 block of S.E. 42nd St. (identity)  2200 block of N.W. 42nd Ave. (identity)  3000 block of N.W. Eighth Terrace  400 block of U.S. 98 N. OCSO Investigations Sports Park swimming pool open during Spring Break, March 26-30The Okeechobee County Sports Complex Swimming Pool will be open during Spring Break, March 26-30 as follows: Tuesday-Friday, from 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $3 per person. Newton Whidden

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BHR VFW to host chicken dinner today!VFW Post 9528 Buckhead Ridge, will serve Dale’s Famous Fried Chicken Dinner, for a $7 per person donation, on Sunday, March 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. The dinner will be cooked by Dale Darling. Proceeds will bene t the Homeless Veterans Fun. A merican Legion Post 64 opens Sunday night bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night Bingo beginning on Sunday, March 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 to bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public.Okeechobee Moose to host spring ing The Moose will host Spring Fling in the tiki hut at 159 N.W. 36th St. on Sunday, March 24 starting at 3 p.m. Music by D & K, and there will be food, games, and horseshoes. On Thursday, March 21, Bingo 1 p.m. Lunch 12:30 p.m. Friday Night Bingo starts w ith Bonanza at 6:30 p.m. Food is available. Sunday, March 24, breakfast served 8 11 a.m. All proceeds go to support Moose Charities programs.Masonic Lodge will host a breakfast The Masonic Lodge located at 107 N.W. 5th St., will host a breakfast with all the xin’s on Sunday, March 24 for $6 per plate. The public is welcomed and carry out is available. Breakfast will be served 8 to 11 a.m. All proceeds go to local Mason giving.Okeechobee Shrine Club to host Tuesday dinner The Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesday evening March 26 from 4 7 p.m. and reservations are not required. The Shrine Club is pleased to offer smoke free dinning. For y our listening and dancing pleasure, music is provided 5 8 p.m. The complete dinner is available for a donation of only $6. A ll proceeds bene t Shrine charities. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, please contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427 or Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.Come Dine with the DoctorDine with the Doctor will be held on Tuesday, March 26, at Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria. Dinner is at 4:30 p.m. ($5 each). Lecture: 5:00 p.m. (free) RSVP: 863-7639228.Community Collaborative Council to meetThe Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 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.New Federated Republican Women's Club to meetThe Okeechobee County Federated Republican Women’s Club will meet Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. at Cowboy’s in the private dining room. We have a half hour “social hour” before we begin the meeting. For more information, please contact Josie Weeks-Elliott at 863-634-8474.SRT unit's fundraiser aids Special OlympicsMembers of the Special Response Team from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) will be celebrity servers Wednesday, March 27, to raise money for Special Olympics. The annual Tip-A-Cop night will be held at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., from 5 until 8 p.m. All tips given to the deputies will go to Special Olympics. Tickets for the Tip-A-Cop event are $11 each and can be purchased in advance or at the door on the night of the event. That price covers the cost of the meal or buffet. VFW to host shuf e board and washer tossThe Big Lake VFW Post 10539 will host shuf e board at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 On Friday, they will have a washer toss at 3 p.m. On Sunday, March 31, Easter dinner at 3 p.m. will feature ham, potato and beans for an $8 donation. Proceeds will assist veteran programs. Call 863-763-2308 for more information.Martha's House to hold yard sale at their outreach of ceMartha’s House will have a huge one-day yard sale on Thursday, March 28, at their outreach location, 4134 U.S. Highway 441 N. For more information, call 863-763-2893.OHS Class of 1984 plans reunionMembers of the Okeechobee High School Class of 1984 are invited to meet at the First Baptist Church Rock building, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave., on Monday, April 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to help plan the class’ 30-year reunion.Library hosts Dunklin Memorial Camp presentation & booksigningLauralee Bryan will present a historical slide show on the history of Dunklin Memorial Camp on Thursday, March 28 at the Okeechobee County Library at 5 p.m. Lauralee is the daughter of Dunklin’s founders Mickey and Laura Maye Evans. Lauralee will also sign her book “Road to Dunklin.” Dunklin Memorial Camp is a result of one man’s God-given vision and the work of countless others who, starting in 1962, began building a Biblically modeled “City of Refuge” for recovering alcoholics and their families. For more information on the presentation, call 863-763-3536.VFW Post to host Easter Egg HuntThe Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. There will be three divisions: Infant – 4 years; 5 – 8 years and 9 – 12 years. Bring your baskets and have some fun. There will be prizes and hot dogs for the kids. Please contact the post with any questions at 863-763-0818.Amvets to hold a tailgate party/bene t on March 30Amvets Post 200, at 8591 Hwy. 78 west will host a tailgate party/ building bene t on Saturday, March 30. There will be a live band, Cripple Creek, which starts at 1 p.m. BBQ dinners for a donation of $6 will start at noon. For more information, call Theresa 863-801-4209 or Angie 863-233-5366. No coolers please.Kiwanis plans pancake breakfastThe Okeechobee Kiwanis Club will host their 41st Annual Pancake Breakfast on Easter Sunday morning, March 31 Breakfast will include pancakes, homemade sausage patties, fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee. The breakfast will be held at Cowboys Restaurant, on State Road 70E (across from Burger King). Breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. Takeout is available. This is one of the Kiwanis Club’s main fundraisers to support our youth projects for this community.Helton hosts Coffee with the CommissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Margaret Garrard Helton on Tuesday, April 2 from 10 a.m. – noon and will be held in Commissioner Helton’s of ce located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd St., Room 261. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment.Adult softball 2013 Spring League to meetAn organizational meeting for interested adult softball players and managers will be held on Tuesday, April 2, from 7-8 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 Hwy. 98 N. The deadline to sign is Friday, April 5. For more details, visit us at https:// www.facebook.com/Okeeparksandrec or call the parks and recreation department at 863-763-6950. Games will be tentatively scheduled to begin the week of April 15. Community Events Brought to you by:ECHOLS Plumbing & AC863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 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.Hughy M. Oppy' StanleyOKEECHOBEE — Hughy M. “Oppy” Stanle y (father, grandfather and great-grandfather) o f Okeechobee County passed away on March 20, 2013. Born and raised in Palm Beach County where he and his late wife, Frances Stanley, raised their family. Hughy spent his time surrounded b y family and friends shing, hunting and air boating. Hughy is survived by one son, Chuck (Jackie) Stanley; four daughters, Jennifer Slater, Frankie (Dan) Groover, Randi (Howard) Drew, Billie Jo ( Bob) Galbraith; 13 grandchildren, Misti, Amanda, Ashley, Dan Jr., Mindy, Robin, Ricky, Ashley, Peggy Jo, Samantha, Amber, Brian and Jason; and 17 great-grandchildren. “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it” (Ecclesiastes 12:7) We love you Oppy! There will be no public services at this time. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 N Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.James Lonnie' Byassee, 69OKEECHOBEE — James ‘Lonnie’ Byassee passed away March 21, 2013. He was born December 5, 1943 in Paducah, Ky. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Byassee is survived by his wife, Dian Byassee; two sons, Lonnie J. Byassee (Cheryl) all o f Okeechobee and Mickey Pritchard of Indiana; two granddaughters, Rachel and Britney; and one great granddaughter, Sarah. No services will be held at this time. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence and sign the online register book may do so at, www.BassOkeechobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care o f Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News March 24, 2013 Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many procedures available to treat these conditions are minimally invasive and allow for less pain and a quicker recovery. DID YOU KNOW... Raulerson Hospital always provides patients with personal comfort and care. To learn more visit raulersonhospital.com. For a free physicianreferral, call 763-9228.there are Womens Services available at Raulerson Hospital to treat conditions such as: The Okeechobee Community Choir Under the Direction of Sandy Perry, Will Present its 14th Annual Easter Cantata Concert, Exalted One! Easter Favorites Concluding with Handel’s Hallelujah! Chorus, During Which Audience Participation is Encouraged!Friday, March 22nd7pm Saturday, March 23rd7pm Sunday, March 24th 3pm First United Methodist Church 200 NW 2nd St Okeechobee(Northwest of Walgreens at the intersection of US 441 & SR 70)The 45 singers comprising this season’s choir represent singers from Fifteen area churches who began rehearsing in February. Composer, Concert Pianist, Director of Music & Arts at Good Shepherd United Methodist, West Palm Beach and Special Guest Accompanist, Frank Carter, composed his third Easter Cantata, Exalted One! Especially for the Okeechobee Community Choir! Frank Carter, Accompanist Nicolle Wood, Narrator Sheila Brown, Sound Love Offering Will Be Taken to Defer Advertising Expenses. Questions? Call 634-7714 10 Okeechobee News March 24, 2013 The topic for this month’s Dine with the Doctor program is foot pain. Your feet must last a lifetime, and most Americans log an amazing 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50. Come and learn more at Raulerson Hospital on Tuesday, March 26, with Podiatrist Dr. Joshua Roberts. He will discuss various causes of foot pain, common medical conditions involving the feet, as well as information regarding risk factors and keeping your feet healthy. The program will also include information about the procedures available for conditions that require advanced treatments. Dine with the Doctor is a monthly community event sponsored by Raulerson Hospital. It is held on the last Tuesday of each month and features various members of the facility’s medical staff. The location for Dine with the Doctor is the Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria. A complete dinner, salad and dessert is available beginning at 4:30 p.m. for $5 per person. The physician’s presentation begins at 5 p.m. If you are interested in attending Dine with the Doctor at Raulerson Hospital RSVP to: Consult-A-Nurse by calling 7639228. Consult-A-Nurse is a free physician referral service offered by Raulerson Hospital. Consult-A-Nurse is staffed 24 hours a day with Registered Nurses available to answer your healthcare questions. Foot pain lecture scheduled for Tuesday Winner of the Kindle FirePictured with Okeechobee Retired Educators President Gay Carlton is Nathan Pippin who was the winner of the Kindle Fire HD drawing that OREA held during the Christmas in the Park festival. Proceeds from the drawing will go towards scholarships that OREA presents to OHS seniors. Individuals looking for a great career in a Health Science eld should consider becoming a Medical Lab Technologist and the opportunities in this important health science. Indian River State College prepares students for rewarding careers in Health Science. Be part of the emerging biotechnology eld has exciting new career opportunities locally. Every day, laboratory professionals perform tests, interpret results and provide answers for a complete picture of a patient’s health. IRSC is now accepting applications for the program, which starts in the Fall of 2013. The application deadline for the program is April 19. The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program leads to an A.S. Degree and eligibility to take the national certi cation MLTASCP and MT-AAB exams which enable the student to work as a technologist in the State of Florida. The MLT Program can be completed within two years and consists of 50 percent classroom instruction and 50 percent lab practice. Students accepted in the MLT Program receive a well-rounded general college education with a strong foundation in medical technology. For more information on Medical Laboratory Technology and other related careers in the Health Science Field, contact the IRSC Nursing Department at 772-462-7570, or visit www.irsc.edu. IRSC offers medical lab tech trainingSpecial to the Okeechobee News

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Come take a look and let us cater your next event.COME VISIT OUR PRIVATE ROOM Bull Pen THE The Jake Hair BandFRIDAY & SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD, 24TH, 29TH, 30TH Professional | Principled | PassionateFamily Law | Criminal Law | Civil Litigation 863.467.6570 • 863.467.1968 (FAX)200 SW 9th St., Okeechobee, FL 34974gjs@sneiderlaw.com | sneiderlaw.com 12 Okeechobee News March 24, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News The guest speaker at the March Okeechobee Historical Society meeting was Sheriff Susan Benton of Highlands County. Sheriff Benton has the distinction of being the rst female elected sheriff in the State of Florida as well as currently serving as the rst female President of the Florida Sheriffs Association. She has served as the Sheriff of Highlands County since 2004. Okeechobee County has the distinction of having had the rst female Sheriff when Eugenia Simmons was appointed to ll out her husband's term. Sheriff Benton shared with the members of the Historical Society her own personal history of being a fth generation Floridian as well as being one of the early group of females who went through the Police Academy in the 70s who trained to be of cers on patrol. Sheriff Benton, who was accompanied at the luncheon with Sheriff Paul May and Undersheriff Noel Stephen, remarked on how the law enforcement community does so much more than "just lock up the bad guys." One of her themes was how law enforcement seeks to maintain community values and standards of living. She mentioned how the Sheriff's department and other law enforcement of cers work together to promote what the community's expectations aresuch as not having a need to constantly be looking over your shoulder when you go around in the communitythe feeling of being safe in your community She concluded her remarks with a philosophical quotation from Pedro Poveda that she says guides her, every day and that is "To believe rmly but to remain silent is impossible." Sheriff Benton visits Okeechobee Historical Society On Tuesday, March 12, Angie Grif n of Stafford's Salon greeted over 40 Main Street members, visitors, friends and community partners in an evening to celebrate life. Guests enjoyed the opportunity to check out the salon and all that it has to offer and to meet all of the quali ed technicians and stylists. Main Street Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw welcomed all guests and thanked A ngie for all of her efforts. Angie took this opportunity to discuss what is closest to her heartOkeechobee's upcoming Relay for Life. The Relay for Life is scheduled to begin at noon on April 13th at the Agri-Civic Center, 4200 Hwy. 70 East. Teams are now being formed and are actively seeking donations to help in ridding the public of that dread disease that has touched everyone in some way. Spectators are encouraged to come to the event, purchase items being sold by individual teams and/or a luminary in the name of yourself or a loved one who has experienced the disease. Dr. Ramash Kumar of the Big Lake Cancer Center spoke of the fear and helplessness that comes with a diagnosis of cancer. He inspired the crowd w ith hope for new cancer patients. Thomas Barber provided a personal account, ending w ith his own hope for the future. Angie further recognized her staff and Pam Pepper who put together an outstanding buffet for the guests. Following brief introductions, announcements and updates, tickets were drawn for the door prizes provided by Stafford's and many other Main Street member businesses. The public is welcome to attend our April Mixer on Thursday, April 25, at the KOA Kampground, 4276 Hwy. 441 South, from 5 to 7 p.m. For a list of mixers for 2013, please visit the website at www.okeechobeemainstreet.com and look under events. For questions or additional information contact the Okeechobee Main Street at 863-357-6246 or stop in the Main Street of ce at 55 S. Parrott Ave. (across the street from CVS, in the Chamber building). Stafford’s Salon hosts Main Street Mixer Special to the Okeechobee NewsPictured at the Okeechobee Historical Society meeting are, left to right, Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton, Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May; Betty Chandler Williamson, President of Okeechobee Historical Society and Okeechobee County Undersheriff Noel Stephen. Special to the Okeechobee NewsAngie Grif n, Crystal Helble and the rest of the stylists of Stafford's Salon join Okeechobee Main Street Promotions Director Frank DeCarlo, Art and Culture Director Bridgette Waldau, Secretary Courtney Moyett and Executive Director Cindy Birdashaw in a collaborative effort to ght cancer.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.Saturday 7:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. For more information call Waste Management at 863-357-0824 Last year, we generated enough energy to power 1.3 million homes. Thanks to you. Find out more at ThinkGreen.com Okeechobee Land“llNew Gate Hours Starting April 1, 2013www.wm.com 13 Okeechobee News March 24, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee was held to three hits and Martin County jumped on the Brahmans w ith four runs in the rst inning to win their seventh straight game 10-2 over OHS on Thursday night. Mark Savarese, Chris Fasig and Jeremy V asquez combined on the three-hitter for the Tigers. Matt Reardon led the offense with three hits for Martin County (11-1). OHS (3-10) could not overcome a couple of bad innings despite some positive signs. OHS played nearly awless defense, got good pitching in the middle innings, and continued to battle at the plate. Kevin Capen's double followed Reardon's lead off triple to give the Tigers the lead only ve pitches into the game. Two w alks and an RBI ground out by Owen VonEsslinger made it 2-0 but a throwing error w ith two outs plated two more runs for Martin County. Scott Husnader's RBI single capped a ve run, sixth inning to put the game away for Martin County. OHS had battled back in the middle innings to cut the lead to 5-2 at one point. Alex Estremera's RBI ground out scored Christian Crews in the third and a double steal scored Kutter Crawford in the fourth inning. OHS got two runners on base in the fth inning but the rally was thwarted on a hard hit double-play grounder. OHS also got two runners aboard in the seventh but were prevented from scoring. Brahman Coach Jeff Blackstone said Martin County came out of the box swinging the bats very well in the rst inning and w ere able to jump on top. He said his team could have made a play here or there that may have limited the damage but were unable to come up with the big play. "That is the way it goes sometimes. We have struggled and the mistakes are biting us," he explained. Blackstone was aggressive as he used the double steal to get a run. He tried to play small ball and manufacture a run in the fth but they failed to get the bunt down and Martin County was able to get out of trouble. "The guys did battle back and that is the thing we try to impress upon them to keep battling and keep ghting for 21 outs. We want to ght right until the very end," he added. Blackstone said Martin County is a very well rounded team with a lot of solid hitters in the lineup and a solid pitching staff. He said they will be dif cult to beat if your team doesn't play very well. OHS baseball team falls to Martin County Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKutter Crawford took the hill for OHS Thursday but the Brahmans fell to Martin County. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOHS catcher Dalton Murray tries to frame a pitch as Kevin Capen bats during the rst inning of Thursday's game with Martin County.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Call a PRO fessiona l JONES EQUIPMENTEst. 19894558 US Hwy 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 1-888-683-7853 863-763-5342Cargo • Auto • Utility Trailers & Parts C hoice Automotive& Custom ExhaustA FULL SERVICE REPAIR FACILITYComputer Diagnostics • Exhaust • A/C Service • Brakes Window Motors • Tune-Ups • Welding • Engine Mechanics863-467-6633 Located Behind Rita’s Don’t Make the Wrong Choice! 704 NE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee, FL 203 SE 2nd St. Okeechobee Phone: 863-824-6770 Diane Wood, RN Administrator www.grandoaks.orgLicense AL11944 Home of honest and reliable service C J Boone198 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 357-2431 • 800-432-1064 • FAX (863) 357-6723www.slbatterytire.com Process Service PS-06-17 Bail Bonds Gregory Gernat 588 NE 28th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-357-2888 or toll Free 877-568-3864UNIQUE SERVICES AllŽ UPHOLSTERYAuto Boat Airplanes In Okeechobee 26 Years In Business 53 years Ivor Newsum 863-357-1717129 NW 13th St. Okeechobee, FL 34972www.hi-tekautomotive.com MonFri 8am 5:30 Sat. 8am -1pm 863.763.1141300 NW Park St Okeechobee HOURS:MON-FRI 7AM 6PM SAT 7AM 5PM SUN 9AM 3PM CENTRAL GAS CO.Propane • Sales •Service“ Serving Okeechobee Since 1958” Locally Owned & OperatedAutomatic Fuel Delivery 863-763-3915 An affordable way to advertise your business 309 N. W. 5th Street, OkeechobeeAmy Gibsonhair stylist, owner863.824.3350Anna Iveymassage therapist (MA-41751) by appointment only Mike Jones Guide Service4 -6-8 Hour Trips • Completely Rigged Bass Boats Pontoon Boat Parties of 4-6 • Fishing Tackle Furnished Artificial Bait • Corporate Parties Welcome Fish Mounting Available • Fishing 365 Days a Year • Customer Supplied Bait ENJOY THE BEST of Okeechobee and Surrounding Lakes863-261-5243mikejonesguideservice.com • mjones1061@aol.com BASS FISHING M&M Auto Brokers, Inc. Buy Here! Pay Here!As low as $500 Down Easy Payment CASH FOR JUNK! We’ll Work with you! C all Mitch (863) 763-0330 Cell 954-214-8877 mandmautobrokersinc.com3565 Hwy 441 N., Okeechobee 3 Reasons to Call US!Honest Honest Sales ServiceHonest InstallationHEATING/AIR CONDITIONING LLC.Now offering whole house air puri cation Duct Cleaning $30 per ventChris Ricciardi 561-222-3271 1771 SW Mackenzie St. Pt. St.Lucie #CAC1816754 14 Okeechobee News March 24, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 104 NW 7th Ave. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945Lic. RE Broker Auctioneer# AU2579. 1,430 Acre Ranch in Eastern Okeechobee CountyOffered Exclusively by: The Tucker Group, LLC Call Brandon Tucker (772) 201-8722$3,750 per acre Northern 1300 Acres SOLD 8/24/2012 century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com 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 3002-M: Brindaban Forest 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. $85,000 MLS #206558 ON 6.27+/ACRES FORECLOSURE 5032-M: Otter Creek 3 bd, 2 ba DWMH on 1+/acre. 1712 TSF/1512 sq ft under air, screen back porch. Offered as a short sale. $55,000 NOW $48,000 MLS #206579 5031-H: Okeechobee Hammock, 15-A, 3 bd, 2 ba, 2005 Modular House with an extra room that could easily be a 4th bedroom. Easy to show. $54,900 MLS #206567 5026-M: 3 bd, 2 ba Doublewide mobile home, 1536 sq ft under air/2112 TSF, fenced and crossed fenced, barn with horse stalls, and pond. $90,000 MLS #206642 5016-H: Viking 3/2 Modular house on 1.25+/acre. 1508 sq ft under air/2173 TSF, built 2004. Easy to get to right off Pea Vine and easy to show. Offered as a short sale. $129,000 MLS #206652 5004-M: Larkee Lakes (SE 58th DR) MH with additions. Screened porch, open porch in back, power generator, large carport and shed. 1380 Total Sq Ft. Nice location for east cost commuters. $29,000 MLS #20600 • Two Viking 1.25 acre parcels each $2,995 • Foreclosure 7.77+/-acres Sun & Country $20,000 • 5+/-acres NW 30th Ter $42,000 • Dixie Ranch 4+/-acres $30,000 • Basswood Lot 124x125 $6,000 Make Offer! • acre in Edgewater $14,000 Make offer! MLS #206356 • 40+/Acres of vacant/pasture land in the Fort Drum area. Paved street in front $120,000 NOW $118,900 MLS #206360 • 319+/-acres on Hwy 441 N $4,000,000 • 55+/-acres on SR 710 $330,000. Make Offer! • Foreclosure 4 lots SE of 441 ( acre). Motivated Seller each building site at $4,900 NOW $4,500. Coldwell Banker Berger Real Estate Philip Y. Berger, Lic RE Broker Gracie has worked with her family in the construction business for the past 13 years, and she brings her knowledge and hard work to the real estate business.Are you thinking of buying or selling? Give the professional agents at Coldwell Banker Berger Real Estate an opportunity to serve you.Renee has worked eight years in the mortgage loan origination field. As a real estate sales associate she can now help people buy/sell their home and help with the lending process.Gracie Morton 863.634.5283Renee Box 863-801-2147Coldwell Banker Berger Real Estate is pleased to announce the addition of Gracie Morton and Renee Box to our sales team. GREAT FIXER UPPER SEE THE POTENTIAL This 2 bed/2ba is a magnificent opportunity. Will take some work but could be special. Add your personal touch with this bargain price. MOTIVATED SELLER! MAKE OFFER!$29,900 Beautiful 3/2/1 Waterfront Home Berger Real Estate Philip Y. Berger, Lic. RE Broker graciemorton06@gmail.comGRACIE MORTON863.634.5283“Turning Your Dreams into an Address” and Rental MH. Live in Main House, Rent out MH! Lg Enclosed Patio Area w/Inground Pool, Commercial BBQ Grill and Full Kitchen. Great for Entertaining. Boat Cover, 2 Storage Sheds & 2 Walk Out Decks. $299,000 TREASURE ISLAND ~ Fabulous Waterfront 3 Bd/2 Ba home. 1296 SF Under Air, 1616 SF TLA. Exquisitely furnished (furniture negotiable) home with a back deck made for entertaining. Hurricane shutters, circle drive, fenced yard, storage shed, seawall, dock. $79,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 15 Okeechobee News March 24, 2013 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News The newly-created position of Okeechobee County Public Works Director is still vacant. However, deputy county administrator J im Threewitts would de nitely like to see this position lled since it would take some of the load off his shoulders. The public w orks supervisor will work under the direct supervision of the deputy county administrator managing program concepts. Mr. Threew itts said the public works director will be a manager who will look at the big picture. The public works director will be responsible for the airport, road maintenance, solid waste, surveying and stormwater. The ideal applicant will be knowledgeable in preparing budgets. A bachelors degree is required with major course work in civil engineering or a related eld plus ve years of supervisory and administrative experience in the public works eld or equivalent combination of related training and experience. The starting salary is $61,908, depending on quali cations. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. County seeks public works director The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Shelby Ramon Willis, 29, S.W. Ave. E, Belle Glade, was arrested March 20 by Detective Mark Shireman on felony charges of robbery with a rearm (two counts) and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (two counts). His bond was set at $550,000. Daniel Jordan Estey, 18, S.E. 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested March 21 by Deputy Corporal Shane Snyder on a felony charge of robbery. His bond was set at $30,000. Gino L. Ramos, 18, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested March 21 by Deputy Cpl. Shane Snyder on a felony charge of robbery. His bond was set at $30,000. William Joseph Keenan Jr., 36, S.W. Seventh Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested March 21 by Deputy Corporal Chris Hans on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation grand theft. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report OHS Band Boosters host Moonlight Golf TournamentThe Moonlight Golf Tourney is a 9-hole event held entirely within the Okeechobee High School campus on Saturday, April 6, at 6 p.m. Full concession services will be available. Tourney check-in at 5 p.m. All proceeds go to the band boosters of Okeechobee County. To register your team, contact Robert Orr 863-634-1381 or Steve Dobbs 863-6430194.

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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 *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full Time COUNSELOR Outpatient Substance A buse counselor. Fulltime/part-time. Minimum Bachelors degree and previous outpatient experience required. CAP/CAC, MSW or LCSW preferred. Please fax resume and salary requirements to: 863-467-2477. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeJOB FAIR! Now Hiring Associates for our brand new location. 5 food and beverage Supervisors ($10/hr) and 15 cashiers ($8/hr)for food & beverage and retail stores to start ASAP. FULL TIME JOBS Job fair location: Fort Drum Travel Plaza located in the Florida Turnpike mile marker 184, Okeechobee, FL. 34972. Date: 04/02/2013, Time: 10 AM to 3 PM; If needed, Call for directions 863-216-5743 PLEASE BRING PROPER IDS. CDL Class A DriversSoutheast Milk is seeking CDL Class A drivers *Must have a minimum of 2 years veri able experience Now offering a *SIGN ON BONUS* to new drivers hired through April Medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D, STD, LTD, 401KAccess www.southeastmilk.org to print a driver application or call 800-544-8429 for more information DFWP & EEO Kissimmee River Restoration Project S-65EX1 Friction Crane Operator for 140 Ton Manitowoc Vicon 3900W. NCCER or NCCO Certi cation required. Must have experience with Clam Bucket, Concrete Bucket & Rip Rap working on & off of Barge. $28 per Hour & $50 per day Per Diem. Work week will be between 45-55 hours. Call 863-357-0022 or apply @ 2403 SW Ruck’s Dairy Road, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full TimeMASSAGE THERAPISTLicensed Massage Therapist wanted for Chiropractic Of ce. Contact Missy at 763-2400 MILKER NEEDED For a large dairy farm. Experienced only need apply. Must be dependable. DFWP. Call 863-634-2271 for more information. Employment Medical Homecare Its time to come  HOME. ŽAmerican Eldercare, Inc., is an outstanding home care and long-term care diversion agency with locations throughout the State of Florida. We are seeking candidates to provide services in: Okeechobee American Eldercare offers an attractive comprehensive salary and bene“ts package. www.americaneldercare.comJOB FAIR Business OpportunitiesBUSY CONCESSION Stand/Restaurant for Lease at a local business. Weekends Only MUST have Restaurant experience. Please call (863) 634-5818 Employment Medical 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! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! 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 Medical Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Employment Medical Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS ComputersIn need of computer repair? We can get rid of viruses, install software, hardware or restore your computer back to factory default. Free Estimate. (863)447-9499 Business Opportunities Home SalesHOME FOR SALE 55+ GOLF COMMUNITY 2B/2B 1484 SQ.FT. FURNISHED GOLF CART INDIANTOWN $17,500 GMJR222@GMAIL.COM (727)597-6778 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 16 Okeechobee News March 24, 2013 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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Miscellaneous2012 6x12 Anderson trailer, like brand new condition. $1,200 O.B.O Call 863-801-5359 The Cypress Hut Eagles 4509 is seeking vendors for Bikefest Okeechobee April 13-14, 2013. The event will feature Classic, Custom & Antique Car Show, Motorcycle Show, Live Entertainment. Anyone interested in being a Vendor or Exhibitor please contact Dewey 863-634-6300 or Lorraine 239-707-3005 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 Apartments2/1 Oak Lake 60A Remodeled. $700 incl water 1st, last, $500 sec Call 863-634-3312. Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK Condo 2BR, 1BA, furnished, No pets or smoking. Pool. $750 mo. plus Elect. and deposit. Yearly Lease. Call 502-468-5976. Houses RentEverybody loves this charming 2bd/1ba house in Lake Port. Cracker style, very private and quiet. $600/mo. Room for 2 people, Non smkg. References. required Call: (863)946-0456. OKEE 1002 SE 8th Dr. Newly Remodeled. 2 br. 1 ba. $650. All appls., tile oors, hurricane windows. Immediate occupancy. Last, sec. $ ref. Chris 863-447-3282 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Houses RentSTEP OUT YOUR BACK DOOR INTO YOUR BOAT. NICELY FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH BLOCK HOME LOCATED ON RIM CANAL. LONG OR SHORT TERM. (863)447-0742. Houses Sale(4)Houses in Okeechobee All on water close to Taylor Creek & Lock. All have covered boat docks, w/excellent or new seawall’s. All clean and like new inside w/or without furniture. Prices start at $60,000 or make offer. Motivated Seller 765-348-8270 Land SaleNW 72nd Ave. Okeechobee 40 Acres vacant land. $80,000 Call 772-201-1115 Lots SaleFOR SALE 20.26 acres vacant land 12361 NE 120th Street, Okeechobee Parcel No.: 1-11-36-360010-00000-0030 $70,000 Owner nancing available Call: 863-763-3131 Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, Fully furnished $500 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 BRING YOUR FISHING POLES. NICELY FURNISHED DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME IN TAYLOR CREEK ISLES. 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH WASHER DRYER LONG OR SHORT TERM WITH OR WITHOUT UTILITIES. (863)447-0742. Oasis Village 55+ Community Doublewide 2bd/2ba, Fully furnished carport and shed Available May 1st $700/mo 1st, last and security deposit. Call 863-763-3051 Mobile HomeSale1bd/1ba with Florida room and carport located in Blue Cypress $25,000 o.b.o. Call Bruce or Jackie 863-824-0269 2000 Homes of Merritt 40ft Park Model, wide street,corner lot,new a/c, roof and tile oors. Very Nice, located in Ancient Oaks Park $65,000 Call 863-357-6530 55+ Park For Sale or Rent w/option to buy. 9441 Hwy 78 West,Adult Park, 3BR/1.5BA, Fully furnished,W/D, Big Florida room,Lots of updates. $15,000 OBO (219)384-3407 FOR SALE 35FT RV PARK MODEL, FLORIDA ROOM, CONCRETE CARPORT, C/A/H, VERY GOOD CONDITION, VANTAGE OAKS $10,000 O.B.O. CALL 863-467-0079 Palm Harbor Factory Liquidation sale, 3 Stock models must go, $39K off select 2012 models, John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Boats2006 Sunchaser 820 20’ Pontoon boat, 2007 Yamaha 50hp, sh nder, livewell, shing chairs and trailer $8,500.00/neg (610)413-8476 2008 Stratus 17’6” bass boat with trailer. 90 HP 2 stroke Tohatsu Motor. (Like New) $11,000.00/or best offer (863)673-9428 CREST 2009 PONTOON & TRAILER 16FT, BIMINI TOP, POWER ANCHORS, DEPTH FINDER, LIVE WELL, RADIO, YAMAHA 25HP MOTOR $9,000 FIRM CALL 812-350-4664 Campers/RVs 2011 Heartland BIG COUNTRY 38’ 5th wheel, 4 slides, replace, central vaccuum, kitchen island, lots of storage, like new, used less than one month, Motivated seller. Wife passed away. $40,000.00 (815)535-3850 32ft Pace Arrow, mint condition, $10,000 or best offer. Call for more information. 863-763-6529 Campers/RVsTruck Camper 8ft, Slide in, pop-up, frig., stove, queen bed. Like new condition. $3,500 call 863-467-1308 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Fifth Wheels2002 Alunascape 32ft 5th Wheel, with 2 slides, good condition. $12,000 Call 863-697-3422 AutomobilesToyota Sienna LE ‘99, very good cond. One owner. Asking $2400. Call 863-763-7404. Utility TrailersCar hauler 2011 Suretrac open car hauler, used once, paid $5500, like new sell $2,300.00/or best offer. (954)214-6903. Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: Triton Biohazard Cleanup LLC Under which we expect to engage in business at: Okeechobee County, Glades County All surrounding counties In the City of Okeechobee/county of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprises are: Tiffany Hurst Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 20th day of March, 2013. Tiffany Hurst 439405 ON 3/24/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE On March 4, 2013, Okeechobee County Emergency Services led an application for Antenna Site Registration with the Federal Communications Commission, for the purpose of registering a radio tower. The location of the proposed tower is 27-14-53.55N Latitude, 80-50-13.66W Longitude, also known as 707 NW 6th Street, Okeechobee, FL 74972. This application will be available for public comment on or before March 4, 2013 for a 30 day comment period. Members of the public may submit requests for further environmental review if they believe that a proposed tower or tower modi cation may have a signi cant impact on the environment. Instructions for viewing applications that are on notice and for submitting Environmental Requests are available on the FCC’s website at https://wireless2.fcc.gov/ASR/service/nationlNoticeReport.faces. These requests can be led online using the FCC Pleadings system. 439312 ON 3/22,24,27/2013 17 Okeechobee News March 24, 2013 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Improvise at the jazz club 5 Butt (in) 9 Oncles spouse 14 River to the Fulda 15 Its French name means high woodŽ 16 Sun Valley locale 17 Move, briefly 18 Monument Valley sight 19 Many a Justin Bieber fan 20 When to say night-night 23 Former Mideast org. 24 Author of the Yiddish memoir And the World Remained SilentŽ 28 Ohio Stadium purchase 33 Swiss Guard charges 34 Quick 35 Chinese tea 36 Prunes 37 Georgia of The Mary Tyler Moore ShowŽ 38 Cinque, dieci, venti, trentaŽ in The Marriage of Figaro,Ž e.g. 39 Yellowfin tuna 40 Estate home 41 Sounds content 42 Advance sale teaser line 45 I love what you do for meŽ automaker 46 Big-house link 47 Dubious Himalayan headline„and phenomenon in 20-, 28and 42Across 54 Peer in a box 57 Relinquish 58 Golfer Aoki 59 Japanese art genre 60 Oregon Trail team 61 Sommeliers prefix 62 Lose it 63 Distance swimmer Diana 64 Pont __: Paris bridge DOWN 1 3-Down, e.g. 2 Zip-__-Doo-DahŽ 3 Blend 4 Yields 5 Man of La Mancha 6 Mind 7 See 12-Down 8 Bourbon order 9 They may be tufted 10 Magazine that highlights Clio winners 11 Sorry, laddieŽ 12 With 7-Down, Bette Midler classic 13 Quite a span 21 Goes on and on 22 Volunteers offer 25 Like an encrypted transmission, in theory 26 Old anesthetics 27 Future J.D.s exams 28 Melodramatic cry 29 Haughty 30 Greek New Ager 31 Goad 32 Feature of some fancy cakes 33 Magicians secret cohort 37 Really worry 38 Term 40 Like some mail 41 Sumptuous 43 He has a cello named Petunia 44 Remnant 48 Tiny trash can, e.g. 49 Hot 50 Thought 51 Mm-hmmŽ 52 Half a sitcom sign-off 53 Flub 54 Spree 55 The loneliest numero? 56 Drum edge By Bill Thompson (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 06/23/11 06/23/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Check out the latest edition of GO on our website! florida.newszap.com

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