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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
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Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 04-21-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Sunday, April 21, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 48 13.59 feetLast Year: 11.69 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus tax Earth Day: The Face of Climate Change ... Inside Woman accused of punching mother-to-be ... Page 14Echocardiogram helps doctors evaluate heart problems...Page 8 Okeechobee featured on TV show ... Page 2 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SFWMDWater levels in the Taylor Creek Stormwater Treatment Area will be lowered in order to allow vegetation to grow. To increase treatment capacity at a watercleansing wetland near Lake Okeechobee, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is set to begin improvement work on the Taylor Creek Stormwater Treatment Area (STA). Water levels in the 170-acre site, which has become a popular recreation spot not far from the City of Okeechobee, will be temporarily lowered to allow sunlight to reach buried wetland plant seeds. The goal is to allow the seeds to germinate and expand the extent of vegetation in the wetland. This vegetation, such as bulrush and cattail, is the water-cleaning engine that drives the stormwater treatment area’s function. By taking up nutrients such as phosphorus, the plants improve Work planned on Taylor Creek STA By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News It has been a busy few months for Lonnie Pryor as he prepared fo r the NFL draft which takes place nex t Thursday and Friday in New York City. Pryor has already graduated so he travelled to Phoenix, Arizona after the Orange Bowl in January to work to improve his strength, and speed for the NFL draft combine. He did well at the combine and is currently ranked as the #2 full bac k in the draft, and the 174th top draf t choice according to various scouting services. “I’m excited,” Pryor said in a phone interview from Tallahassee, Pryor excited about NFL draft Lonnie Pryor By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A registered sexual offender is back in jail after his arrest for allegedly threatening to kill his stepson and ghting with a man who is reportedly con ned to crutches. Frank Cox, 52, S.E. 33rd Terrace, was arrested Thursday, April 18, on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of domestic battery and resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. Cox is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $47,500. State Department of Corrections (DOC) records indicate that Cox was arrested in Okeechobee County in 1988 on a felony charge of lewd and lascivious assault on a child under the age of 16. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison on that charge. His most recent arrest stems from a domestic situation in which he was apparently intoxicated and became irate Man accused of threatening to kill stepsonSee COX — Page 5 See STA — Page 5 See PRYOR — Page 5 Frank Cox

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Today: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 88F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.Extended ForecastMonday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 All You Can Eat Baby Backs999$margaritas all day$11Lb Rib Eye9913$live musickaraokeAll You Can Eat Catfish999$25 cent drafts Rack Baby Back Ribswith 6 golden shrimp and 1 side1299$ladies night 6-10pmAll You Can Eat Baby Backswith 2 sides1399$$00Slow Roasted Prime RIbw Baked Potato Salad19(Starting at 4pm)4 Piece Fried Chicken Dinner899$15% church discountkaraokelive musiclive music 1/2 TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR WEIGHTWITH LIPOTROPICSLipotropic B-12 Vitamin Cocktail InjectionsPrescription Strength with Ingredients to helpBURN FAT • BURN CARBS INCREASE ENERGY414 S Parrott Ave € Okeechobee Call Today for Your FREEConsult!!!863.357.9967 4 Week Program Only $99Slim Down Now for Summer!! Medical Weight Loss with a Boost! Available on All Programs! First Annual American Legion Spring FestivalApril 19 28Weekdays 5-Closing Saturday 12-Closing Sunday 1-ClosingWednesdays 5-Closing Saturdays 12-6Cost: $15501 SE 2nd St • Okeechobee 10 BIG DAYS BIG RIDES 20 ARMBANDS EVERY DAY SPECIAL KIDS ARMBANDS 2 Okeechobee News April 21, 2013 The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County is participating in the WPEC Channel 12 Road Trippin’ series to promote some unique things to see and do when v isiting Okeechobee County. The series explored a place to stay, eat, have fun, a secret place and a place 4 Kids in Okeechobee. The Chamber selected various locations throughout the county that met the criteria provided by Road Trippin’. The lm crew toured Pier II resort for the stay location, J ohn Guide’s Service Eco Tour as a place for fun, The Brown Cow Sweetery as the place to have a great lunch, Sue Arnold’s Wildlife Rehab Center as the place for the 4 Kids selection and Quail Creek Plantation Lodge as the secret place of choice. The series is promoted all week, but ads on television run one time on Thursdays. The Okeechobee stories will air on CBS12 News in the morning, at noon, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. featuring things to do and places to visit when visiting Okeechobee on or about May 27. The videos of the sites visited will be live on the Channel 12 Road Trippin’ website for 6 months. The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County is committed to promoting Okeechobee County businesses and activities to the surrounding areas. Okeechobee County to be featured on Road Trippin’ Chamber Business Investor luncheon plannedThe quarterly Chamber Business Investor Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, beginning at 11:30 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m. at the Williamson Center. Nick Blount of FPL will provide an overview of the initiatives that FPL is currently undertaking. The Business Spotlight will feature John Smith of Charles Composites. They are a new manufacturing company re-locating their business to Okeechobee in the City Commerce Park. The event is open for registration now, so RSVP early to assist us in our plans for providing lunch. Questions about the luncheon can be directed to Mariah at 863-467-6246. Okeechobee Forecast

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Clean Water to DrinkWater is an essential part of everyday life – it is part of everything we do, both inside of us and around us. Therefore, it is important that the quality of the water that surrounds us and that we drink is excellent. One of the Department of Environmental Protection’s main goals is to get the water quality right in our state. The department oversees the regulation of water and provides compliance assistance to public water systems in the state. Based on the Safe Drinking Water Act, the department permits public water systems, conducts water quality testing as well as physical plant inspections. The water that the public uses must meet a standard that is not a health risk and is not objectionable due to taste, odor or color. The natural water in our environment from lakes, rivers and the underground aquifer has the potential to have contaminants, some of which occur naturally and some of which are the result of human activities, such as farming, mining, use of septic systems and fertilizers from lawns and agriculture. Water treatment plants remove these contaminants to provide the public with clean water for everyday use. To ensure that only the highest quality water is reaching the public, the department requires water treatment plants regularly test for contaminants and make sure that the public is aware immediately of any concerns. The Department’s South District Of ce takes a very proactive approach to compliance assistance and is in constant contact with all of the facilities within its boundaries. In addition to regular contact with operators, another tool that the South District employs to assist the facilities and the public is a quarterly newsletter that is produced to provide updates, reminders and helpful tips on how to effectively conduct facility inspections, ensure compliance and provide the highest quality water possible to the public. This newsletter can be found at http://www. dep.state. .us/south/Water/WaterFacilities. htm. The South District provides environmental permitting assistance and support to a wide variety of industries in nine counties in Southwest Florida, including the Florid a Keys. The Department’s South District includes 10 Aquatic Preserves, Rookery Ba y National Estuarine Research Reserve and The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The South District is also home to man y scenic waterways, including the portions of the Myakka and Peace Rivers, the Grea t Calusa Blueway and includes portions o f Lake Okeechobee. Some of Florida’s nes t nature-based recreation and educational sites can be found in the 25 State Parks in the South District. For more information visit: http://www.dep.state. .us/south/ and http://www. oridastateparks.org. Jon Iglehart Director of District Management Florida Department of Environmental Protection South District Fathers are important “If we are honest with ourselves, we’ll admit that ... too many fathers (are) missing from too many lives and too many homes. W e know the statistics — that children who grow up without a father are ve times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of school and 20 times more likely to end up in prison.” Who said that? It’s a quote from a speech made by candidate Barak Obama in 2008. He was right. Children need both parents and we must stop the trend of children being born out of wedlock if we want to stop the decline of this country.BB guns The recent incident of the student who w as arrested and charged with a felony for taking a BB gun onto a school bus reminds me of two stories in the Okeechobee News from years past. I can recall two cases in Okeechobee County in which a BB gun injuries resulted in deaths. In one case, some kids were just playing around and one w as hit in the neck by a BB and it nicked an artery and he bled to death. In the other case it was an intentional shooting at close range and the man died. So BB guns can be deadly and should not be considered “toys.”Income tax Ever wonder why your taxes are due on April 15th? On this day in 1861 President Abraham Lincoln declared everyone would pay 3% of their income to the Federal Government. The Supreme Court ruled his actions illegal but he ignored them and proceeded to tax the nation.  Had the Democrats not liked Lincoln’s inception of income tax, I ask then, why didn’t Andrew Johnson push to have it repealed when he came to power only four years later?  I would be happy to pay 3 percent. The Republicans may have started it but the Democrats are pushing it higher and higher—over 30 percent for some and still they want more. I read that the USA has more tax preparers than remen and policemen combined.Why is it? Why is it that none of the disturbed and evil men, who steal guns, then go and kill movie-goers and children in school, has ever been identi ed as a conservative NRA member? The Ft. Hood shooter was a registered Democrat and Muslim. The Columbine shooters were too young to vote, but both families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals. The Virginia Tech shooter was a registered Democrat who wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff. The Colorado Theater shooter was a registered Democrat, who worked on the Obama campaign, was an Occupy Wall Street participant, and a progressive liberal. The Connecticut School Shooter was registered Democrat. The common thread is that all of these shooters were progressive liberal Democrats. Interesting, isn’t it? Maybe Democrats shouldn’t have guns. April 21, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee NewsPublic Safety Telecommunications WeekApril 14-20 was National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. It is designated as a time when citizens can thank public safety men and women who respond to emergency calls and dispatch emergency professionals and equipment during times of crisis. Americans across the nation can show gratitude to 9-1-1 call takers, dispatchers, technicians that maintain radio and emergency phone systems, communications staff trainers, communications center personnel, and other public safety telecommunications staff countrywide who work tirelessly, often behind the scenes, to help you during emergencies. To the caring and dedicated dispatchers of the Okeechobee Police Department and Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce we at Center State Bank feel that it is important to publicly recognize the vital part that each of you plays. You should really take pride in knowing that you are a highly-trained and valued member of Okeechobee’s public safety community. We salute you! Pictured (left to right) are Jennifer Lafferty, CSB; Tiffany Noel, Okeechobee PD; Tabitha Trent, CSB.

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“I’m ready for it to be over with. I’ve known for a month now where I’d go in the draft. I’m excited but I can’t wait to go back home and spend time with my family.” Pryor said the toughest part was the w orkouts leading up to the NFL draft combine in Indianapolis. He said that involves a lot of physical and even mental stress. He focused a lot on his 40-yard dash time. He w as able to run a 4.59 sprint at the combine w hich met the goal he had set for himself. “The combine was the hardest part and I’m glad that is over with. Now it is just a w aiting game to see where I’m going and w hat I’m doing,” he explained. Pryor said the rest of the combine came natural as it involved mostly football drills like catching passes. Most NFL scouting services have Pryor drafted in the fth or sixth round. Many compare him to another FSU standout Edgar Bennett who had a solid NFL career with the Green Bay Packers. Pryor said his versatility may help him and that some NFL teams like the fact he could play full back or running back. He also is known for his blocking skills and his ability to catch passes out of the back eld. Pryor said he also could play well on special teams. “There are NFL teams that are interested and I’m really con dent that I will get drafted. I don’t know the round, and I really don’t care. All I want is an opportunity to play,” he said. Pryor’s stock also rose after his MVP performance in the Orange Bowl as FSU pounded Northern Illinois. Pryor had a couple touchdown runs and opened the eyes of many scouts around the country. Pryor said he is not particular about what team he goes to as they all play in the NFL, which has been one of his dreams for many years. “They don’t like you to reveal which teams are interested but I have teams looking at me which is very exciting,” he added. Pryor intends to be in Okeechobee when he will learn what team selects him. He’ll have a small gathering of family and close friends to celebrate the day. He admits it’ll be a different experience watching the television with his future in the balance. “It is going to be crazy. It is like another dream come true similar to when I got the letter from FSU offering me a scholarship for football. It’ll be exciting to hear my name called. I’ll feel better once I’m selected and know which team I’m going to. I’ll be ready for it,” he concluded. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 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 DFWP/EOEExperienced Duct and Air Conditioning Installer Ask for ScottNow Hiring! Lic #CAC014022 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 5 Okeechobee News A pril 21, 2013 PRYORContinued From Page 1 w hen his wife refused to give him the keys to the family vehicle, stated an arrest report by Deputy Matthew Hurst of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO). At one point, continued the report, the 220-pound Cox approached an elderly w oman in the home in a threatening manner. The stepson stepped in to protect the w oman, and Cox apparently then directed his anger at the younger man. Cox shoved his stepson against a door and hit him several times about the head and face, stated the arrest report. According to Deputy Hurst the man pulled a pocketknife and told his stepson he would kill him if he called law enforcement. However, the younger man went out the back door of the home and called the sheriff’s of ce. The stepson then walked to the front of the home and reportedly saw Cox hitting the other male family member who can only “... walk with the use of crutches,” stated the deputy. As the deputy pulled up to the home, Cox allegedly ed on foot. He was later found hiding in an empty mobile home in the area. Deputy Hurst stated that after Cox was taken into custody he found a pocketknife on the man that matched the description of the knife pulled on the man’s stepson. A check of Cox’s background shows that in the mid-’90s he was convicted of kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated battery on a pregnant person and false imprisonment in St. Lucie County. In the early ’80s, Cox was convicted of burglary with an assault and burglary of a structure in Broward County. COXContinued From Page 1 w ater quality coming from Taylor Creek before it reaches Lake Okeechobee. Since operations began in 2008, the Taylor Creek STA has removed more than 4 metric tons of phosphorus that would have otherwise entered the lake. During the water drawdown, wildlife is expected to concentrate around smaller pools where sh and invertebrates will be abundant. This will potentially provide excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography. The STA is popular with bird w atchers and hikers. Water levels are expected to return to normal in late May. The Taylor Creek STA is a long, narrow enclosure located about two miles north of the City of Okeechobee. It is bordered on the east by U.S. Highway 441 and by Taylor Creek on the west. The STA is approximately 142 acres, with an effective treatment area of 118 acres. An in ow pump station lifts water from Taylor Creek at the north end of the STA. Treatment occurs through natural biogeochemical processes as the water slowly ows by gravity southeasterly through the 41-acre Cell 1 and subsequently through the 77-acre Cell 2 before being discharged back into Taylor Creek, just upstream of the U.S. Highway 441 bridge that spans Taylor Creek. Water levels and ow rates through the treatment cells are controlled by individual gated structures located at the southerly end of each cell. Overall, the goal of the STA is to capture and treat stormwater from the Taylor Creek basin, upstream of the STA, prior to discharge back into Taylor Creek and eventually in to Lake Okeechobee. STAContinued From Page 1

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Baseball/Softball event setThe Manny Sanguillen, 2 on 2 Baseball/ Softball competition at $10 per player, will be held on Sunday, April 21 from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex. For information, contact Harvey at 561-762-4533 or Albie at 772-260-9647.VFW Ladies host breakfastThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Ladies Auxiliary will hold their monthly breakfast on Sunday, April 22 from 9 11 a.m. at the post. They serve biscuits, gravy, sausage patties, eggs anyway you want them, home fries, juice and coffee, for a donation of $5. This event is open to the public—please join us. For information, call 863-467-2882.CCC hosts monthly meetingThe Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. April special guest speakers will represent Healthy Start Coalition and Guardian ad Litem. The meeting allows the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for children and families. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257.Cypress Hut Eagles to meetCypress Hut Eagles will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m., for nominations of of cers. For information, call 863-467-1154.Support group to meetThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility will be holding a “Parkinson’s Support Group” on Wednesday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at The Heritage Assisted Living Facility at 608 N.E. Seond Ave., (behind Rita’s furniture). The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, physical therapist. We will provide free adult care and have discussions on how to make a difference with family and caregiver support, while exchanging experiences of Parkinson’s. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend and it is open to the public. For information, call 863-7631700.Shrine hosting dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club will hold the nal spaghetti dinner of the season on Tuesday, April 23 Serving is from 4 – 7 p.m. and reservations are not required. The Shrine Club, is at 1740 S.W. 53rd St. (S.R. 78 W). The club is pleased to offer smoke free dinin.g. The complete dinner is available for a donation of only $6. Proceeds bene t Shrine Charities. The members of the Okeechobee Shrine Club gratefully appreciate the members of our community who have supported our efforts by attending our Tuesday evening dinners. We look forward to seeing everyone again in October when we resume this activity.Run aids Special OlympicsThe Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce Law Enforcement Torch Run to bene t Special Olympics will take place Friday, April 26 Runners will leave the sheriff’s of ce at 9 a.m., and the run will end in the Publix Supermarket parking lot on U.S. 441 S. There will also be a barbecue following the run from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tickets are available in advance or on the day of the event. Delivery is also available. For more, contact Michele Bell at 863-763-3117.OCRA turning 40 years oldOCRA turns 40 years old this month and we are celebrating on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. at the sports complex. There will be a bounce house, dunk tank, face painting and so much more! There is no charge for this, just come out and have a great day. OCRA will be selling rib dinners to help support our travel teams this summer. For information, call 863-634-0515.4-H Club hosting Farm SwapOkeechobee Goat and Lamb 4-H Club will host Farm Swap on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. until noon at Jones Supply parking lot, 801 S.W. Park St. Buy, sell or trade animals, tack, plants and other farm-related items. For information, call Debbie at 863634-6181.FFA Cornhole tourney slatedThe Okeechobee Brahman FFA Cornhole Tournament will be Saturday, April 27. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m., and the event will get under way at 10 a.m. The tournament will be held at Tractor Supply Co., 3371 U.S. 441 S. The cost is $5 per person to enter. First and second place will receive cash prizes. All proceeds bene t the Okeechobee Brahman FFA Chapter. For information, or to pre-register, contact Brandon McKee at 863-801-3499. 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.Richard Francis Vaughn, Jr., 65OKEECHOBEE — Richard Francis Vaughn, Jr., died Friday, April 19, 2013 at Raulerson Hospital. He has been a resident of Okeechobee since 2002 and w as a member of Oakview Baptist Church and American Legion. When he was younger he loved airboating, and in recent times Mr. Vaughn enjoyed tinkering in his tool shop, woodworking, and spending time w ith his grandchildren as well as his church family. When asked how he was doing he always had the reply “Peachy”. Mr. Vaughn retired from Lucent Technologies after 30 years and was with Mastec for seven years. Mr. Vaughn is survived by his wife of 15 years Linda Vaughn; his three daughters, Lyn Rippon (Stephen) of Hartland, Mich., Robin Murphy (Brian) of Palm Beach Gardens, Cathryn V aughn of Palm Beach Gardens; step son Gene Kalar (Missy) of Stanton, Ky., and his step daughter Missy Maxwell (David) of Avon, Ind. He is also survived by his ve grandchildren, one greatgrandchild; and his sister Nancy Stowe (John) of Okla. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Monday, April 22, 2013 from 10 to 11a.m. in the Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home chapel. Serv ices will begin at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Pastor John G. Garrison of Oakview Baptist Church of ciating. In lieu of owers the family asks for donations to be made to Oakview Baptist Church 677 SW 32nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974. All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terr. Okeechobee, FL 34974. Celebrations www.newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineEach Celebrations package includes: and family & JANE A. ILLUSTRATION WEDDINGJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE She is the daughter of Joseph and Jane SUSAN A. EXAMPLE BIRTH & JANE A. EXAMPLE ANNIVERSARYJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Submit your good news today at & JANE A. EXAMPLE ENGAGEMENTJOSEPH W. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 851 W. Indiantown Road € Jupiter, FLCall (561) 747-1232Allure Institute for Plastic Surgery Spring Special Switch your Saline implants to Silicone $ 3999 00 includes everything Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 11 a.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Apr. 19TH Thurs., Apr. 25THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “THE CALL”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat. & Sun. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00III: “SCARY MOVIE 5”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “OBLIVION”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:10, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:10, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 R PG-13 7 Okeechobee News A pril 21, 2013 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Cows and bulls showed a little improvement. Better yielding cows in the low to mid 80s. Medium cows in the mid to upper 70s. Talk is going around that cows are dollars higher in Arcadia than they are in Okeechobee. Truth is, same packers/buyers attend both sales. Could be some difference in quality of cattle. Nonetheless, across the country in Texas, Oklahoma and Nebraska, cow prices are the same as they are in Okeechobee. The cow market has not materialized like everyone had hoped. Hamburger meat has reached price resistance at current levels and meat is not moving rapidly as anticipated due to economic reasons. Calf prices looked to be a little better, too! Still, not many heavier calves showing up yet. Most calves are 400# and under. Some good 500# steers that I did see were up around $1.50-$1.55. Double C Bar ranch Kenansville topped the calf market with a high of $2.85 bought by Foy Reynolds. U & D cattle, Okeechobee, topped the cow market with a high of 86.00 bought by Central Beef. Todd A Spring Pasture Weed Update seminar w ill be held Friday, April 26, at the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce, 458 Highway 98 N. Registration is at 9:45 a.m. at the Extension Of ce. Lunch will be a catered barbecue, sponsored by Dow AgroScience and Diamond R Fertilizer. Speakers will included Courtney Davis of the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce, Dr. Brent Sellers, Ona REC Weed Specialist and Linda Lindenberg from Dow AgroScience. For more information, contact the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce at 863-763-6469. Spring Pasture Week Update planned at Extension Of ce Special to the Okeechobee News/ Okeechobee Extension Of ce

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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: Just like at Publix, you can depend on our helpful, knowledgeable Publix Pharmacy associates. To truly care about you and your health. Give you answers on prescription and over-the-counter medications. And work hard to help you feel better. Trust us to have your best interests at heart„including ways to save money, with these FREE medications: antibiotics,* lisinopril,** and metformin.*** Publix at Northlake Village 3551 US Highway 441 S. OkeechobeePharmacy Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.…8 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.…6 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.…5 p.m. Pharmacy Phone number: 863.763.0428Everything you love about Publix. And more.Publix Pharmacy now open at Northlake Village.publix.com/pharmacy *Up to a 14-day supply of select antibiotics. **All strengths included. Maximum 30-day supply (60 tablets). Lisinopril-HCTZ combination products excluded. *** All strengths of generic immediate-release metformin included. Maximum 30-day supply (90 tablets). 8 Okeechobee News April 21, 2013 An echocardiogram (often referred to simply as an echo) is an imaging test performed to help physicians evaluate a patient’s heart. This test is safe and painless; it does not involve breaking the skin or entering body cavities. The test works by bouncing harmless sound waves (ultrasound) off the heart. Echocardiograms help show the size of the heart, pumping capacity, and details related to tissue damage. Showing the health of the heart’s chambers and valves is important for the diagnosis, management and follow-up of patients with any suspected or known heart disease. During an echo small pads (electrodes) are placed on the chest to monitor a patient’s heartbeat. A transducer, a device that looks like a microphone, is coated w ith cool gel and moved firmly over the chest. This device creates the sound w aves that make images of the heart. At times, patients may be asked to exhale and hold their breath for a few seconds. A ir in the lungs can affect the images. The transducer may also be used to do a Doppler study. This test measures the direction and speed of blood flowing through the heart. During the test, patients may hear a “whooshing” sound. This is the sound of blood flowing through the heart. The images of the patient’s heart are stored electronically. This is so the doctor can review them and discuss them with the patient. The test results help the doctor plan a treatment and any other tests that are needed. Raulerson Hospital offers echocardiogram services. A doctor’s order is required. For a free physician referral or answers to healthcare questions, call Consult-ANurse at 863-763-9228. Echocardiogram: A heart evaluation that provides valuable information

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 863-467-4733 9 Okeechobee News 2013 Earth Day A pril 21, 2013 Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate ChangeWASHINGTON – The global theme for Earth Day 2013 is “The Face of Climate Change.” Earth Day Network, the group founded by the organizers of the rst Earth Day to coordinate the annual day of action that builds and invigorates the environmental movement, said that this theme was chosen because of the need to highlight the mounting impact of climate change on individuals around the world. “Many people think climate change is a remote problem, but the fact is that it’s already impacting real people, animals, and beloved places all over the world, and these Faces of Climate Change are multiplying every day,“ said Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network. “Fortunately, other Faces of Climate Change are also multiplying every day: those stepping up to do something about it. For Earth Day 2013, we’ll bring our generation’s biggest environmental challenge down to size – the size of an individual faced with the consequences.” Earth Day Network has been collecting images of people, animals, and places directly affected or threatened by climate change and tell the world their stories. The organization mobilized its extensive global network of Earth Day event organizers and other partners to help collect the images. They also asked ordinary people to become “climate reporters” and send their pictures and stories that show The Face of Climate Change. A n interactive digital display of all the images will be shown at thousands of events around the world, including next to federal government buildings in countries that produce the most carbon pollution. The display is also available online to anyone who wants to view or show it. “The Face of Climate Change will not only personalize and make real the massive challenge that climate change presents, it will unite the myriad Earth Day events around the world into one call to action at a critical time,” said Franklin Russell, director of Earth Day at Earth Day Network. 2012 was marked by many climate change milestones. Arctic sea-ice cover reached a record low in September, a new high-water mark in a long-term decline. The United States experienced its hottest year ever; this, after the World Meteorological Organization announced that the rst decade of this century was the hottest on record for the entire planet. Public perception of extreme weather events as “the new normal” grew as unusual superstorms rocked the Caribbean, the Philippines and the northeastern United States; droughts plagued northern Brazil, Russia, China, and two-thirds of United States; exceptional oods inundated Nigeria, Pakistan, and parts of China; and more. Meanwhile, international climate change talks stagnated. But glimmers of hope for a political solution began appearing in recent months, perhaps most notably in U.S. President Barack Obama’s high-pro le promises to tackle climate change during his second term. This is why organizers say that 2013 is ripe for a major push to confront climate change. Each year, more than one billion people participate in Earth Day-related activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world. On and around April 22, communities across approximately 192 countries voice their concerns for the planet and take action to protect it. “We’ll harness that power to show the world The Face of Climate Change,” said Russell. “And we’ll call on our leaders to act boldly together, as we have, on this critical issue.” To learn more about Earth Day 2013 and The Face of Climate Change, go to www.earthday.org/2013.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY HOUSEHOLD AMNESTY DAY! HAZARDOUS WASTE SATURDAY, April 27 th 9:00 AM 12:00 NOON VEHICLE MAINTENANCE FACILITY 306 N.W. 9TH Ave., Okeechobee • FREE DROP OFF •To Okeechobee County ResidentsPaints, Pesticides, Chemicals, Solvents, Brake Fluid, Pool Chemicals, Batteries, Cleaning Supplies, Used Oil, Oil Filters, Mercury Bulbs, Mercury Containing Devises and unknown Chemicals; Ni-Cad and Lead Acid Batteries; Tires (4 tires ONLY)Per Household). NO Propane Tanks. NO Electronics For More Information, Contact Solid Waste Dept. at 763-1811 10 Okeechobee News 2013 Earth Day April 21, 2013FPL encourages customers to plant the right tree in the right placeTrees growing near power lines are one of the leading causes of power ickers and outages. Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) reminds its customers to follows its tree-planting tips. "Line clearing is an important part of our plan to keep the lights on and our customers safe," said Eli Viamontes, FPL's manager of vegetation management. "By making the right landscaping choices, our customers can help maintain safe, reliable electric service for their families and neighbors." Right Tree, Right PlaceFind the Right Tree Trees come in many shapes and sizes, and can change dramatically as they grow. Before selecting a tree, learn how tall, wide and deep the tree will be at maturity. Visit www.FPL.com/RightTree for planting tips and a list of recommended trees by region. Choose the right place: Trees and power lines don't mix. Trees that grow too close to power lines could interrupt local electric service and cause a safety hazard. FPL encourages its customers to plant trees and bushes away from power lines to help maintain reliable electric service. Call before you dig: Some utility lines are buried underground. So, before reaching for a shovel, reach for the phone. Sunshine State One Call of Florida will have underground lines and equipment marked for free. Just call 811 at least two full business days before digging. For more information, visit www. Sunshine811.com. Don't prune near power: FPL cautions its customers to never prune trees growing near power lines; hire trained professionals to clear vegetation away from the lines. Stay safe and stay far away from power lines at all times. "FPL delivers better than 99.98 percent reliability and we're working constantly to make it even better," Viamontes added. "That's why we clear trees and vegetation from approximately 15,000 miles of power lines every year a distance equal to traveling round trip from Miami to Los Angeles nearly three times." The National Arbor Day Foundation has designated FPL as a "Tree Line USA" company for 10 consecutive years in recognition of the company's support for preserving, protecting and enhancing the environment.

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2 A pril 21, 2013Highlighting an ongoing commitment to water conservation, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is observing April as Water Conservation Month. This follows a month of drierthan-average weather and a 2012-2013 dry season that has seen only 50 percent of average rainfall. “Each year, Water Conservation Month is a helpful reminder that there are many ways to reduce demand on South Florida’s limited water resources,” said SFWMD Executive Director Melissa L. Meeker. “Water conservation has been and will continue to be a critical tool in our water supply planning efforts.” For 15 consecutive years, Florida has recognized Water Conservation Month in April, the height of the South Florida dry season. While the District is not currently in a water shortage or drought, at least part of the region was in a drought at some point in six of the last eight years. A long-term commitment to water conservation helps to minimize the impact of dry times. Dry Season Rainfall Update Following a Valentine’s Day storm that boosted February’s rainfall total and regional water supplies, March ended with scant opportunities to recharge the system. An average of only 1.10 inches fell from Orlando to the Florida Keys, representing 35 percent of average, or a deficit of 2.04 inches. All 16 counties in the District experienced below-average rainfall, with Martin and St. Lucie counties—along with eastern Palm Beach and Broward counties— recording some of the largest deficits. The Southwest Coast also experienced dry conditions, with 0.90 inches of rain representing 31 percent of average, or a deficit of 1.96 inches. These dry conditions increased the overall 2012-2013 dry season rainfall deficit to 5.77 inches, or 50 percent of average from November 1 to date. While water levels remain positioned at adequate levels in most areas, evapotranspiration, the loss of water from the ground and growing plants, increases in April, speeding the decline in surface water levels. Water Conservation is a Year-Round EthicWater conservation is essential yearround for addressing the impacts of weather extremes and growing demands on a limited water supply needed by South Florida’s 7.7 million residents, economy and environment. Water conservation can be practiced indoors and outside. Examples include installing a low-flow aerator on your sink, watering the lawn based on its actual needs or installing low-flow appliances, such as a showerhead or energy-efficient washing machine. When water shortage orders are not in place, the District follows Year-Round Water Conservation Measures that target outdoor irrigation, which accounts for up to half of the water used per person per day in South Florida. The Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule is just one of many initiatives implemented under the District’s Comprehensive Water Conservation Program.Water conservation important year ‘round Okeechobee News2013 Earth Day 11

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Its time for a few million random acts of green-ness.Also known as Earth Day. We all have the ability to make a dierence on Earth Day and every day. FIND OUT MORE AT THINKGREEN.COM/EARTHDAY 12Okeechobee News 2013 Earth Day April 21, 2013Stormwater treatment areas great for bird watchingHundreds of bird watchers had the opportunity in 2012 to observe endangered Everglades snail kites, roseate spoon bills and a vast array of Florida wading birds in wetlands built by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to improve Everglades water quality. This year, the District is once again partnering with the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society and the Audubon Society of the Everglades to continue these highly popular tours and bird counts in wetlands, known as Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs), in Palm Beach and Hendry counties. Since rst taking ight in January 2012, 15 guided bird-watching tours at STA-1 East in Palm Beach County have drawn about 300 people. Hosted by the Audubon Society of the Everglades, in partnership with the District, participants have identi ed 115 species of birds so far at the site just west of Wellington. All photos accompanying article by Ken CorreganWith cameras and long-range viewing scopes, bird watchers typically caravan across 9 miles of the internal levees that separate the water-cleaning cells of the wetland. Frequent stops at choice locations offer excellent views of wildlife in the expanse of water and the STAs specialized plants that take u p phosphorus before it enters the Everglades. For 2013, Audubon of the Everglades plans to host about 20 trips to STA-1 East, including the rst Saturday of each month. Tour dates and related outings are posted on the Audubon of the Everglades website at http://www.auduboneverglades.org/. The STA-1 East tour program was modeled after the popular partnership with the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society, which has served 6,300 bird watchers and photographers from across the globe at STA 5 in Hendry County to date. STA 5 in Hendry County Continuing the tradition of world renowned bird watching at STA-5, the Hendry Glades Audubon Society hosted 25 trips with 863 participants in 2012. The group also documented the 200th con rmed bird species the American gold nch at the site since tours began there in 2005. The northern icker was the 201st. During the 113th Christmas Bird Count in December, Audubon teams in STA-5 and the surrounding area documented a diverse array o f 111 species, including American coot, fulvous whistling duck, blue winged teal, endangered Everglades snail kite, crested caracara and tropical kingbird. A total of around 85,500 individual birds were counted over the course of the day. The more than 6,000-acre constructed wetland just south of Clewiston, is one of 489 sites on The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the sites a re selected for their proli c bird watching or bird education and wildlife-viewing opportunities. Audubon volunteers, in cooperation with the District, have led 163 individual tours at this site to date. Throughout South Flor ida, the District provides recreational access to its public lands while continuing to manage them to support environmental restoration, water supply, water quality and ood control missions. At present, the District owns approximately 621,000 acres of land that are open to the public. Many of these properties are in their natural state or have enhancements suc h as picnic tables, informational kiosks, primitive campsites and hiking trails. For more information on recreational opportunities throughout the District's 16-county region, visit sfwmd.gov/recreation.

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The victim, stated the deputy, told Casselton she didn't have the right to speak to the woman in such a disrespectful manner. According to the deputy's report Casselton then doubled up her st and struck the victim in the upper portion of her stomach. She then ed the home. Casselton was later found hiding in a neighbor's yard by OCSO Deputy Corporal Chris Hans. Deputy Holden went on to state that the victim was taken by ambulance to Raulerson Hospital, then later taken to the St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie. "The extent of (the victim's) injuries was not yet available at the time of this report," stated Deputy Holden. Mom-to-be injured when she’s struck in stomach Ashley Casselton The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week: ASSAULT 3200 block of S.E. 35th Ave. 3900 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 2800 block of S.E. 37th Ave. 6500 block of E. Center St. 400 block of U.S. 98 N. 2800 block of U.S. 441 N. BURGLARY 7200 block of N.W. 84th Court 1200 block of N.E. 14th Ave. 4000 block of S.E. 28th St. 3900 block of N.W. 37th Ave. 11500 block of S.R. 710 8000 block of 99th Trail 33800 block of N.W. 21st Ave. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 16200 block of N.W. 68th St. 700 block of N. Parrott Ave. 3300 block of S.W. 18th St. FRAUD 7700 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 2500 block of S.W. Third Ave. THEFT 1500 block of N.W. 45th Terrace 400 block of U.S. 98 N. 3000 block of U.S. 98 N. 3400 block of N.W. 37th Ave. (identity) 3000 block of S.E. 28th St. 7600 block of N.W. 92nd Court (identity) 2200 block of N.W. 46th Ave. 10400 block of U.S. 441 N. 10400 block of U.S. 441 N. 6400 block of N.E. First St. 13000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. (identity) 13000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 3100 block of S.E. 37th Ave. 900 block of S.E. 13th Ave. 1600 block of N.W. 45th Terrace OCSO Investigations

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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 ServicesServices available for the elderly shopping, errands, transportation. Call for an appt. Debra 801-9215 leave message Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full Time CONSTRUCTION Established Okeechobee construction company seeks skilled carpenters and aluminum installers to complete homeimprovement projects in Okeechobee and surrounding counties. Successful candidate possesses leadership ability, is a motivated self-starter and is experienced in all aspects of construction and or aluminum work. Documented work experience, trade tools, and driver’s license is a requirement .Computer literacy is a plus. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Please fax resume to 863-582-9509 or apply in person at 2625 US Highway 441 SE. Okeechobee FL. 34974. HBI has an immediate need for a full-time Facilities Maintenance Instructor in Okeechobee. For information and to apply, visit www.hbi.org. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full Time LPN to work in Indiantown. Must have current FL LPN License. Looking for strong customer relations skills and cultural sensitivity. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. Excellent bene ts. Fax resume to (772) 5974194 or apply at FL Comm. Health Ctrs, 15858 SW War eld Blvd, Indiantown, FL e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. MANAGEMENT Established Okeechobee construction company seeks F/T person to manage the of ce and permit application process in Okeechobee and surrounding counties. Successful candidate possesses leadership ability, is a motivated self-starter and is experienced in all aspects of construction permitting. Computer literacy is a requirement. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Please fax resume to 1-863-582-9509 Royal’s Furniture Accepting applications for Retail Sales Associate with strong communication skills and with previous sales or customer Service experience. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Competitive salary and bene t package. Apply in person at Royal’s Furniture 804 East North Park St. Okeechobee, FL. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time ROOFING Established Okeechobee roo ng company seeks F/T person to install roo ng products in Okeechobee and surrounding counties. Successful candidate possesses leadership ability, is a motivated self-starter and is experienced in all aspects of Roo ng. Documented work experience, trade tools, and driver license is a requirement. Computer literacy is a plus. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Please fax resume to 863-582-9509 or apply in person at 2625 US Highway 441 SE. Okeechobee, FL 34974. Employment Part TimePART TIME HELP WANTED MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR WEEKENDS, FISHING KNOWLEDGE A PLUS. APPLY IN PERSON AT GARRARD’S TACKLE SHOP 4375 US HWY 441 S BETWEEN 5AM-3PM DRUG FREE WORKPLACE Business OpportunitiesBE YOUR OWN BOSS Operate a WEEKEND ONLY Snack bar/Concession Stand At a local establishment Low start up cost Please call (863) 634-5818 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Business Opportunities 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. Real Estate ServicesCovered RV lot #265 w family room. at Blue Cypress Golf & RV. $325 monthly w/lease. On water. Call now. (863)697-3132 CollectiblesWANTEDHighwaymen Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, A.E. Backus, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, J. Hutchinson. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 FurnitureFOR SALE 4 WHITE WOODEN DINING ROOM CHAIRS W/ARMS, SEATS AND BACKS ARE UPHOLSTERED IN CREAM & SAGE GREEN, ON CASTERS.$80.00 863-824-0687 Pets/SuppliesFree Kittens 2 Mos. old, litter trained, well mannered. Great with children. Leave message. (863)447-9664 or (863)610-0526 Young Female Cat Light gray short hair free to good home. Litter trained. Gentle and friendly! (863) 244-3420 or (863) 244-9311 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 ApartmentsStudio Apartment Located on Rim Canal. Furnished, dock access for boat. $680 monthly, includes cable, internet & elec. Call 561-853-6669 16 Okeechobee News April 21, 2013 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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ApartmentsOKEECHOBEE COMMONS863-467-9771 TDD 711 402 NW 10th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Accepting applications for affordable 1 bedroom apartments for quali ed applicants. Elderly 62 yrs of age or older, handicapped/disabled, regardless of age, with or without children. Rent starts at $662.00 monthly with income based rental assistance available. Units equipped with central heat and AC, stove, refrigerator, carpet and blinds.This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. 2/1 Oak Lake 60A Remodeled. $700 incl water 1st, last, $500 sec Call 863-634-3312. 2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 Okeechobee1 Bedroom w/Florida room in town for rent. Kitchen appliances furnished. $600/month, 1st, last, and $400 security. Call: (863)467-8705 TAYLOR CREEK Condos 1br/1ba, Partially Furnished $650 mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. (561)352-4243 Business Places Business For Sale or lease with property. Drive Thru Convenant Store. Please contact Mithu 561-301-6180 Condos/Townhouses Rent2bd/1ba Town Home in Kings Bay. Furnished, pool, tennis court and club house $700 security deposit, Maximum 3 people. 863-634-8331 OKEE 1br./1ba. Fully furnished, Ground r, Utilities incld. $750 mo. plus Sec. 863-634-0663 Houses RentFURNISHED 2/1 W/FLA ROOM & GARAGE LOCATED IN KINGS BAY. LONG OR SHORT TERM. (863) 467-4371. 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 Shop here first! The classified ads Apartments Houses RentOkeechobeeCountry Hills Estates unique post and beam house on private 5 acre lot. 2bd one in loft, 2 baths, lg screen rm, screened balcony with hot tub, all appliances include W/D, $1400. mth 708-218-8227. Okeechobeesmall 2bd/1ba house in town, 1 block off Hwy 70, central air and heat, $650/mo., rst and last. Call (863)467-2563 or (863)447-2172 Office Space RentFOR RENTSTOREFRONT ON PARK ST. IN HIGH TRAFFIC AREA. CALL FOR DETAILS 863-634-7781 Houses SaleCBS 3BR, 2BA, C/A & heat, single car gar., W/D & refrigerator, fenced backyard. $61,000. 863-634-7517. HOUSE FOR SALE 2BD/2BA BLOCK HOME 1600 SQ. FT., HANDICAP FRIENDLY, OUTSIDE OF OKEECHOBEE BUILT IN 2003. $165,000.00 CALL 863-357-3972 FOR DETAILS. Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Lots SaleBuild your dream home on a beautiful lot adjoining the golf course in The Oaks of Blue Heron. $25,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Large fenced lot with oak trees in Treasure Island Zoned for houses or mobile homes. $18,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Mobile Home RentBHR 2br./2ba. on water with large yard. Furnished. $700 mo. plus Sec. 863-634-0663. Mobile home on canal, 2bd/1ba, $125. week, $500. dep, water and trash incld, Treasure Island. 863-634-9990 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 OR 705-479-6235 TREASURE ISLAND 2BR, on lake access canal with boat slip. C/A, room for motor home, quiet street. $550/mo. Call (423)237-8948 or (863)226-3436 Treasure Island Semi-furnished Trailers for rent. Nice clean 1bd/1ba includes limited electric, DIREC-TV and Internet $155 weekly plus security. Lease required 863-517-5111 Treasure Island 2bd/1ba, Fl. room and storage room, new carpet and paint $700/mo. Home Reality Services, LLC Call Diane 863-801-4498 Mobile HomeSale Palm Harbor Homes Check us out at http://www.palm harbor.com/ model-center/plantcity/ New mobiles $39K off list John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Vantage Oaks RV Park31’ Avaion with Fl rm, carport, storage shed, washer, cac/heat, furnished. 4143 SE 24th St. $8,000. or best offer. 863-467-7880. Campers/RVs1986 AVION 36FT TRAILER, NEW AIR CONDITIONER AND REFRIGERATOR ASKING $2,500.00. CALL FOR MORE INFO 863-801-5805 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 Classic Cars1991 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0 Hatchback. 2 racing seats. Ice cold air. Blue. Manual transmission. 5-speed, bucket seats, power locks. More than $7000 invested. $5,500 /or best offer (863)763-0380 Public Notice Special Magistrate Hearing The Okeechobee County School Board and the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 will appear before a Special Magistrate on Monday, April 29, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. for a hearing of items at impasse for the Instructional 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 441153 ON 4/19,21/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000074 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN’ MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, VS. JOHNNY J. HERNANDEZ A/K/A JOHNNY HERNANDEZ, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JOHNNY J. HERNANDEZ A/K/A JOHNNY HERNANDEZ Last Known Address: 9160 SE 63RD DR., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Also Attempted At: 316 E KINDERMAN DR, AVONDALE, AZ 85323;5311 W STATE AVE, GLENDALE, AZ 85301-1936 AND 8451 SW SPRINGHAVEN AVE, INDIANTOWN, FL 34956 Current Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 9, OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK, SECTION 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 43, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Choice Legal Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the (Please publish in THE OKEECHOBEE NEWS) and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaci6n para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corric Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en cone o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido asta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711.KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokoba ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa sari ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jvven on seri de ed. Tanpri kontaktd Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Pont St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou par& nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si 16 ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this 9th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Tina Espinosa As Deputy Clerk 440945 ON 4/14,21/2013 We pledge to operate our newspaper as a public trust. We believe journalists are nothing more than guardians of every citizens right to a free press. We have no authority to compromise, bargain away or dishonor the principles underlying the First Amendment. We dont play loose with the facts. We give notice to your opinions, not ours. We encourage vigorous discussion of public issues, but try to keep everybodys comments within the bounds of fair play. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 17 Okeechobee News A pril 21, 2013 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Okeechobee News April 21, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMStudents of the weekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of April 19: Victoria Cardoso, Karla Alderman, Kali Russell, Chance Mauldin, Rayfe Cannon, Letisia Guerrero, Augi Tijerina, Carmen Betancourt, Selena Rivera, Araceli Ruiz, Fernando Chavez, Wilton Williams, Jennifer Loredo and Deanna Tindall. Federated Republican Women’s Club formingOkeechobee has a new ladies’ club, the Okeechobee County Federated Republican Women’s Club has been established and is inviting new members to join us. We meet at Cowboy’s in the private dining room on the last Tuesday of every month. Membership paperwork can be picked up at a meeting or by sending an e-mail to OkeechobeeCFRW@gmail.com. Any other information can be obtained by contacting the club president, Josie Weeks-Elliott, at 863-634-8474.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Free Checking We Believe In You Completely Free Business Checking This free business checking option is convenient and opens up a world of features to your business no matter the size. No Minimum Balance No Monthly Maintenance Fee Free Online Banking with Bill Pay Free Business Debit MasterCard 500 Free Monthly Transaction Items* Up to $10,000 Cash Deposited Per Month FreeWe Believe In You And Your Business! Tabitha Trent Branch Manager/VP Open A New Business Checking Account & Get up to $125 OFF Standard Checks to get started! *if you deposit more than $10,000 in currency or if more than 500 items process through this account monthly on a regular basis we may notify you that the account may need to be transferred to CSB’s commercial analysis checking product. 19 Okeechobee News A pril 21, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESSES Students of the WeekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of April 15 19. They are: Makayla Bri l, Dylan Graisbery, Emma Raulerson, Cinthia Gomez, Daniel Pye, Cristal Hernandez, Alexis Lusk, Elijah Harrison, Brylee Lightsey, Melissa Breen, Braelon Pelt, Jacob Hardy, Raena Garcia, Lidia Arriaga, Lexy Arnold and Andrea Guadalupe-Meza. Salvation Army offers rental assistanceThe Salvation Army Service Unit of Okeechobee is currently taking applications for Rental Assistance. Applications can be picked up at the Service Unit of ce, 1600 # B (New Horizons bidg.) S.W. Second Ave., Mondays and Tuesdays, between the hours of 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m. The Salvation Army has Florida Power and Light funding available to assist quali ed consumers. Please call 1-863-763-6020 for guidelines and information, Mondays and Tuesdays, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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