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Sunday, May 5, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 54 13.53 feetLast Year: 11.68 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus Tax Bullet strikes cabinet above sleeping children ... Page 8 Man accused of pointing BB gun at deputy ... Page 20 Two accused of possession of heroin ... Page 5 To ght stroke, think F.A.S.T. ... Page 18 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. H e a v y r a i n f a l l k e e p s l a k e l e v e l u p Heavy rainfall keeps lake level up A s t h e w e t s e a s o n a p p r o a c h e s t h e U S A r m y C o r p s o f E n g i n e e r s w o u l d l i k e t o b r i n g t h e l e v e l o f L a k e As the wet season approaches, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to bring the level of Lake O k e e c h o b e e d o w n t o 1 2 5 f e e t b u t M o t h e r N a t u r e a p p a r e n t l y h a s o t h e r p l a n s H e a v y r a i n f a l l o n T h u r s d ay Okeechobee down to 12.5 feet, but Mother Nature apparently has other plans. Heavy rainfall on Thursday i n t h e w a t e r s h e d — a s m u c h a s 6 i n c h e s i n s o m e a r e a s — m e a n t t h e l a k e l e v e l w e n t u p O n F r i d a y t h e l a k e in the watershed—as much as 6 inches in some areas—meant the lake level went up. On Friday, the lake w a s 1 3 5 f e e t F o r m o r e o n t h e s t o r y s e e p a g e 1 1 ( P h o t o b y E r i c K o p p ) was 13.5 feet. For more on the story, see page 11. (Photo by Eric Kopp) By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Florida’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Florida by Spanish Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon came to Okeechobee Thursday with a presentation about a people who lived in Okeechobee long before the white settlers came. The People of the Water lived in this area for over 2,500 years with settlements as far north as Lake Wales and as south as Boynton Beach. They built villages and towns along the rivers and lake shore on high ground. A travelling exhibition for Viva Florida, entitled “We Were Here,” presented by the Lawrence E. Will Museum in Belle Glade, has visited several libraries in the Heartland Region and was in the Okeechobee Library between April 9 and May 4. “These people used the waters of Florida in a way that worked for them, and has never been duplicated,” said Catherine Smith, archeologist. There are very few references about this group by Europeans. They were not welcoming and were not friendly to Europeans. There were also few contacts between the two. The people relied heavily on a Exhibition honors ‘People of the Water’ Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCatherine Smith addressed about 20 people at the Okeechobee County Library Thursday night. See WATER — Page 5


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 2 Okeechobee News May 5, 2013 Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 84F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20% Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 57F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastMonday: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 82F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Monday Night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 59F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 81F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tuesday Night: Clear. Low of 59F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday Night: Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Thursday: Clear. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyOHS artists take honorsOkeechobee High School ranked rst out of 11 school districts in the 45th Annual National Migrant Education Conference. The conference was held in Orlando on April 29, 30 and May 1. Adilene Hernandez, Julio Garcia and Crystal Vargas were the three students to compete with their art work. Adilene Hernandez sold two of her art works for $50 each. Many migrant educators, teachers and students attend this conference, from all over the country from Alaska to Maine. It was, needless to say huge. Left to right are: Adilene Hernandez, Julio Garcia and Crystal Vargas. 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.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Republican Party of Okeechobeepresents 2013 Lincoln Day DinnerTuesday, May 14, 2013 Williamson Center6:30 pm Keynote Speaker Attorney General Pam BondiDinner tickets $35 or two for $50 6:30pm Meet n Greet tickets $20 extra 6pmCall 863.532.9623 for tickets Paid for by the Republican Party of Okeechobee County 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 3 Okeechobee News May 5, 2013 Prayer Day observed in OkeechobeeCity Police Chief Denny Davis (photo top right) and his son Chris (right), gave a testimony on the power of prayer at the Prayer Day observance held Thursday at the First United Methodist Church. Chief Davis read from Deuteronomy Chapter 6 in describing his son’s health ordeal and recovery. Rev. John Garnder, Elder, More 2 Life Ministries (photo, top left) presented special music, “America the Beautiful” at the 90-minute service Thursday. He also read from 2nd Chronicles Chapter 7. Rev. Randy Huckabee, Pastor at the First Baptist Church, (photo at center) prayed for our local colleges and universities at the Prayer Pay observance held indoors this year due to the threat of rain. (Photo lower right) Rev. Loy Mershimer, Pastor for the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church presented special music, “The Lord’s Prayer” at the Prayer Day observance. The Okeechobee Kiwanis Club served a special luncheon after the service.Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy


A rcades closed I think it is terrible that the state has shut down the arcades. So many retired folks used t he arcades for entertainment and to meet other people. Most people only played for eight or ten cents at a time. Once in a while y ou would win a gift card. It was fun. What else is there in Okeechobee for old people t o do?  I am glad the state has made the arc ades and video gambling illegal. Gambling is an addiction. How many people wasted t heir days in these places, losing the money t hey needed for food or medicine? It’s easy t o just keep playing, thinking you will win it b ack.LOST access If the landowner was smart he would s ell the property on the east side of the lock t o the SFWMD or the county and then he w ould not have to worry about the liability.  If the owner were to grant access would y ou sign a total waiver of liability including b ut not limited to owner’s negligence?  I think the county needs to stay out of t his mess. The dike belongs to SFWMD. They need to x the problem not the county. The c ounty could contact SFWMD to indicate the problem needs to be xed and maybe cont act the state, but no county money should b e spent on property the county doesn’t own or control. If hikers and bikers aren’t hauling t he trash back into the woods that they travel t han who is doing it? The general public will not travel that far off the road.  The person that owns the property may w ant everything he owns to be bought to get that road access. I know after seeing rst hand how the public trashes public land and t he land next to public land that if I owned it y ou would have to buy everything I owned t o get the road access. I do not want to own property next to public land ever again.  It amazes me the mentality of people ... “just throw it down, it will rot in a millennium or two.” Due to the work on the lock, that access has been closed for many months so I don’t think any trash there is from hikers. More likely it is garbage from boaters that washes up along the shoreline. You would think people who enjoy shing in the lake would have more sense than to help destroy it by throwing their garbage in the water.Boston Marathon Bombing What sickens me is the fact that America will not do all that it can do to keep these people out of our country. If you wanted to invade and harm peace loving people of a country with open arms, wouldn’t you play the nice guy to fool everyone until your purposes have been ful lled? Silly willy nilly people who are in charge of running things in this country are either fooled every day or are in collaboration with those who wish us harm.  Even today’s news reported two of three more students from a foreign country are being held on “immigration charges” who destroyed evidence. Surprised?  The Russians warned the U.S. that this guy was dangerous. He went back to Russia for six months, and the U.S. let him back in the country. The FBI and Homeland Security apparently do not share information with each other. The administration seems so worried that something might offend a foreign country or a religious group that they fail in one of their primary duties—to protect American citizens!Abortion doctor on trial If viability outside the womb is the marker for life to pro-abortionist, then even a full-term baby does not meet viability as it cannot sustain life on its own for it is dependent upon others for many years of care in order to “live” ... just something to consider.Phone scam Has anyone else received recorded phone calls from a number in South Carolina about being named respondent in a case against you regarding a restraining order? I Googled the number and see that it is a scam and people all over the country are receiving the calls. There is power in the nameBy Rev. P. G. Livatt, M.Div.New St. Stephen A.M.E. ChurchHow many of you believers out there, know that prayer changes things. We can ask anything in the name of Jesus Christ, and it will be granted. He may not come when you want Him, but He’ll be there right on time. He is an on-time God. Most of all, it may not come how you ask Him, but he will supply your needs. Jesus absolutely does not want us to miss, so He says it six times over three chapters (John 14:14; 15:7-16; 16:23-24). In John 14:13, “I will do whatever you ask in My name.” Jesus encourages the believer to ask anything, to ask repeatedly and unashamedly, and to keep on asking until the answer comes. We can be duly impressed with how strongly the Lord wants us to remember the power of praying in His name. A vast majority of believers have been taught to pray, “If it be Thy will.” Persons presume it means to simply defer to the Lord’s sovereign control of things and try to get on the inside track with Him before asking. Not only will He and His Father do what we ask in His name, but praying this way will give God great glory and us great joy. “What a deal,” some have thought, “just use His name, and He’ll do whatever you ask.” They say that because they don’t understand the significance of the name. A lot of materialistic self-promotion has been justified by this kind of misunderstanding. And the faith of many has been damaged when the use of the name did not achieve the desired results. The truth of the matter is that there are conditions to answered prayer:  The believer cannot regard iniquity in his/her heart (Psalm 66:18)  The believer cannot ask anything amiss—that is to further his/her lust filled, lust-fueled desires (James 4:3)  The believer cannot be wavering— that is, to want something so little that is really makes no difference whether they obtains it or not (James 1:6-7)  The believer must abide in Christ— that is, to be drawn to Christ as a flowe r is drawn to the sun. In the Bible a name is not a label; i t is a person, a character. To pray in the name of Jesus is not to use His name as a mantra, but to submit to His will as one would to a master. Jesus is saying, “Whatever you ask according to who I am and what I will, it will be done fo r you.” The “whatever” is conditioned b y the “name,” not the other way around. To pray in the name of Jesus is just another way of saying, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” For a closer relationship to God, ou r prayer must be effective, one must have a life of total dedication to God, a life lived in Him that is so real that he/she can discern His desires, His mind, and His will. When one prays from the venter of tha t intimate relationship, his/her prayer will not fail. When the believer reaches this point, he/she will never need to ask, “If i t be Thy will.” The believer who continues to ask the Lord for the benefit of His will does not know Him in a deep and abiding way. The believer who is constantl y a delight to the Lord will be the one to whom the Lord will reveal His mind. Should we be encouraged or discouraged by this qualification? Will ou r prayers shrink or expand according to this knowledge? They must get bigger and better! What Jesus desires and will is glorious and beautiful. When ou r prayers are aligned with His name, we are better people, and our prayers take on divine power in a way very much like what Dante described as what happened to him when he looked into the face o f God: “But now my desire and will were revolved, like a wheel which is moved evenly, by the Love which moves the sun and the stars.” As I pray; Holy Jesus, teach us You r ways, that we may revere Your name. Teach us the power of wanting what You want, that we may have the joy of answered prayer in Your name. May our relationship with you grow ever so intimate that we will not ever need to say, “If it be Thy will,” In Christ’s name. AMEN May 5, 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! Shrine Club collects aluminum can tabsThe local Shrine Club is collecting the “pull tabs” from aluminum cans. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact Kip Gardner at 863357-0427, Mac Simpson at 863-484-0427 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Yes, this newspaper is part of a chain.Ž But this chainŽ is unlike any other. We are owned by a journalistic trust. All after-tax profits are invested in our mission of community service through good local journalism. Staffing is local, and we seek out people who care about the community and want to stay here. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or call your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News May 5, 2013 marine diet of sh, clams, snails, shell sh, alligator, snakes and water fowl. They travelled by building canals. In fact the longest canal system ever in North America existed at this time starting at Ortona in present day Glades County, linking Lake Okeechobee w ith the west coast of Florida. That meant they could trade with many other groups in South Florida. They traded a lot of property. Even metal common in Lake Michigan has been located during archeological digs here. "There is evidence they used dredging. It is shown that they dug canals all over the place. It is hard to tell if it was an historic river or a man made canal. It was their way of creating roads," she added. There was no evidence these people ever had a problem with hunger. People on the coasts of Florida had trouble with food supplies as they had to share with Europeans. The water people also had sophisticated hunting techniques with sharp knives and w eapons, many of them made out of rock. They built sturdy dugout canoes as long as 45 feet from cypress and pine logs that were hollowed and shaped with burning, shell and stone axes. Researchers of the group were aided in the past decade due to low water levels on Lake Okeechobee. A Palm Beach archeologist was able to rescue a large number of artifacts in the lake on several sites that had been submerged by water since the construction of the Herbert Hoover Dike. Ms. Smith said the people were strong and used ingenuity in order to survive the hardships of those times. "It takes a lot of guts and skill to spear an alligator," Ms. Smith added. The people also had vegetation to eat like pond apples, Okeechobee pumpkin, elderberries, and plants. They survived without farming, one of the only groups in North America that did this. They were very creative and knowledgeable with tools, and even with art. "We have found beautiful wood carvings created by these people." Most of the people of the water died due to diseases such as smallpox, in uenza, and measles that were introduced by Europeans. There are huge mounds located all around the Lake. Some are as high as 20 feet tall and as large as a present day mall. These projects required a lot of labor and a lot of time. "They are believed to be ceremonial. Some think they grew crops on them. Others believe they were used as a shing weir," she added. A burial mound accompanied all of these large mounds. There are at least 13 of these earth works. The closest is in Fort Center west of Lakeport and Nicodemous Slough. Ms. Smith said there has been very little actual research done on these tribes and only a 1930s dig with the Smithsonian Institute has resulted in major discoveries near Belle Glade. The people used water bodies to bury their dead in many areas. Ms. Smith intends to seek grant dollars to see if she can determine where the people came from. There is some opinion that they came from South America. She said there are characteristics of the people that don't match tribes in south east North America. "We just don't know enough about this group. Check with me in a few years. There is a real struggle for funding. I've been fortunate as I've had a community willing to step up and help me." Some of the mounds have been destroyed while the Belle Glade mound has been thoroughly excavated. Ms. Smith said she did not know of an archeological dig in Okeechobee County. Some of the known mounds are on private property. W ATERContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man and woman were arrested Thursday after detectives executed a search w arrant on the home they shared and allegedly found a small amount of heroin. Arrested May 2 were: Lucas James Passey, 27, Southwest Ninth St., Okeechobee; and Chelsea Jaye Saunders, 26, Southwest Ninth St., Okeechobee. Both were arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (heroin) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. They were both booked into the Okeechobee County Jail but their bonds weren't known as of newspaper deadline. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force indicated the search warrant was executed around 9:18 a.m. The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce Special Response Team gained entry into the home, found Passey and Saunders and then secured them in their bedroom. According to the detective's report the bedroom was then searched. During that search, task force members reportedly found: used syringes with needles; used spoons; small pieces of cotton; a zip-up pouch containing used syringes and needles; spoons; and, dime-sized plastic bags containing a suspicious substance. A eld test was then done on that substance and it allegedly indicated a positive result for the presence of heroin. The needles and used spoons were also eld tested and they, too, indicated a positive result for the presence of heroin, added the report. According to the detective the heroin weighed less than 0.1 grams. The detective also pointed out that some used straws were found during the search. The straw contained an unknown residue, added the detective. Couple accused of heroin possession Lucas James Passey Chelsea Jaye Saunders The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week.ASSAULT 2500 block of N.E. 11th Court 700 block of S.W. Second St. 1600 block of N.W. 45th Terrace 1600 block of N.W. 43rd Ave. 3500 block of N.W. 12th Ave. 19700 block of N.W. 282nd St.BURGLARY 16500 block of N.W. 192nd St. 8500 block of S.R. 78 W. 5500 block of S.R. 70 E. 2900 block of S.E. 47th TerraceCRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2900 block of N.W. Eighth Terrace 2200 block of N.W. Sixth St. 3700 block of N.W. Eighth St. 3300 block of N.W. 33rd Ave.FRAUD 18300 block of N.W. 96th St. 500 block of N.W. Fourth St.THEFT 900 block of N.W. 23rd Lane 4900 block of N.W. 27th St. 1700 block of S.R. 70 W. 1000 block of N.E. 16th Ave. 1700 block of S.E. Sixth Lane (identity) 2400 block of N.E. Sixth St. 100 block of N.E. 64th Ave. 3300 block of S.W. 23rd St. 3500 block of S.E. 33rd Terrace Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Investigations "There is evidence they used dredging. It is shown they dug canals all over the place. It is hard to tell if it was an historic river or a man made canal. It was their way of creating roads."— Catherine Smith


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.Bill Lafferty, Jr. 83OKEECHOBEE — Bill Lafferty, Jr. peacefully passed away Thursday evening on May 2, 2013 at the Hamrick House in Okeechobee. He went home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife of 62 years. Bill was born Nov. 3, 1929 in A ax, Ky. Bill and his wife Anne moved to Okeechobee from West Palm Beach 25 years ago. He retired from the City of Lake Worth Municipal Power Co. He worked for seven years as a coal miner in West Virginia. He was known to his grandchildren and great grandchildren as Poppy. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Anne; his parents, William and Ellen Lafferty; beloved son-in-law, Pat Pendrey; and his infant granddaughter, Theresa Suzanne Pendrey. He is survived by his daughter, Katherine Pendrey (late Pat Pendrey); son, Steve Lafferty (Jennifer); grandchildren Brett Pendrey (Melissa), Keith Pendrey (Angela), Austin and Ashlyn Lafferty. He and his wife Anne also have ve greagrandchildren, Peyton and Taylor Pendrey; Shayla, Rance and Haylee Rae Pendrey; he is also survived by his sister, Ilene Pollis of Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Lee Neal (Mickey) of Palm Beach Gardens and Norma Smith of W.Va.; one niece and three nephews. Bill will always be remembered by his family and close friends. He enjoyed mowing his lawn and riding his golf carts. The family would like to thank all of the workers at Hospice of Okeechobee because without them this would have been more dif cult to bear. He received loving care from them at home and at their facility. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 10 a.m. until services at 11a.m. at Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee. Brother Joe Bishop will of ciate. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.John E. Challancin, 56OKEECHOBEE — John Edward Challancin passed away on April 27, 2013 at home in Austell, Ga. after a long battle with cancer. He enjoyed woodworking, NASCAR, baseball, hunting, and shing. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth G. Challancin; and brother, Kenneth (Kenny) Challancin Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Billie; one son, Jeremy of Austell, Ga.; his mother, Wilma (Kenneth) Atchley of Okeechobee; twin brother, James (Jim) Challancin of Okeechobee; little brothers, Dennis Challancin of Stuart, Fla., and Aaron Challancin of Ft. Lauderdale. Services were held on April 30, 2013 at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga.Carroll William Mears, 86OKEECHOBEE — Carroll William Mears died Monday, May 1, 2013, at the Treasure Coast Hospice. He has been a resident of Okeechobee since 1971 and served his country in the US Air Force, retiring from the Homestead Air Force Base with a rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He was a member of the VFW, DAV, and the American Legion. Mr. Mears is preceded in death by his wife, Annemarie; and his great-granddaughter, Sophia. He is survived by sons, Bill Mears (Peggy) of Canada, Robert Mears (Terisa) of Okeechobee; and his daughter, Margaret Mears Garcia of Fort Lauderdale; as well as nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A private family burial will be held at All Saints Cemetery in Jensen Beach, FL. In lieu of owers donations may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973 Friends may leave condolences at www. buxtonseawinds.com All arrangements are under the direction and care Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terr. Okeechobee, FL 34974.Mary ‘Doris’ Alice Small, 91OKEECHOBEE — Mary “Doris” Alice Small died on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Hamrick Home. Formerly of Massachusetts, and Plantation, Fla., she has been a resident of Okeechobee for the past eight years and enjoyed cooking, shopping, gardening, bingo and partying. Mary held membership with the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Legion Auxiliary, Women of the Moose and the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Small; son, Francis Patrick; and her former husband, Paul O’Neil. Mrs. Small is survived by son, James J. McShef ey (Janet) of Tucson, Az.; daughter, Ann McCabe (Edward) of Duxbury, Mass.; grandchildren; Edward McCabe (Susan) o f Bridgewater, Mass., and James McCabe of Randolph, Mass. She is also survived by three greatgrandchildren, Joshua McCabe, E.J. McCabe, and Evan McCabe; as well as her sister, Frances Finn of Hull, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews who referred to her as “Aunti Dori”. A memorial service will be held today, Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee Moose Lodge, 159 NW 36th St., Okeechobee, FL. A memorial mass will be held tomorrow, Monday, May 6, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10 a.m. If friends desire, donations in Mary’s name may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Online condolences may be left at www.buxtonseawinds.com 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.Wesley Mobley, 80OKEECHOBEE — Wesley Mobley passed away May 3, 2013 at his home. He was born Feb. 23, 1933 in Banks, Ala. to the late Joel and Emma Gene Mobley. He came to Okeechobee from Alabama in 1949. He was a member of Oakview Baptist Church. He enjoyed shing and hunting with his brothers. Mr. Mobley was preceded in death by his sister, Hazel Sessions. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Faye Mobley; son, Dean Mobley (Anne) of Georgia; daughter, Patricia McWhorter (Larry) of Okeechobee; three stepsons, Greg, Stan and Todd Bond; four brothers, William Mobley (Pam), Victor C. Mobley, Robert Mobley (Judy) all of Okeechobee and Larry Mobley (Patsy) of Georgia; 13 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2013 until services at 11 a.m. at Oakview Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. 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S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News May 5, 2013 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com M oose Lodge plans eventsExciting new fun starts May 8 at the O keechobee Moose with Mike’s Dance on W ednesday, May 8 from 3 to 7 p.m. and e very Wednesday in May. There will be good m usic, lots of dancing and requests always a ccepted! The kitchen will serve burgers, h otdogs, fries and onion rings. Washer Toss i n the Tiki Hut May 11 and 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. B ingo will be Thursday at 1 p.m. with lunch a t 12:30 p.m. Friday Night Bingo starts with B onanza at 6:30 p.m. Food is available. Sund ay breakfast served 8 to 11 a.m. Proceeds g o to support Moose Charities programs. E lks Lodge 2871 to meetLake Okeechobee Elks Lodge 2871 will m eet on Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at the V FW South in Treasurer Island. Come early f or a meet and greet hour at 6 p.m. Because o f our state convention, this will be the only m eeting in the month of May. F ree Education Diabetes M anagement SessionRaquel Cordoves, a Certi ed Diabetes E ducator will be at Welcome House Dropi n Center, 1925 Hwy. 441 S.E., on Friday, M ay 10 at 10 a.m. She will provide expert a dvice on diabetes, the importance of checki ng blood sugar levels, what is A1C and how i t affects the blood sugar, meal planning and e xercising, information on medical tests, a nd basic info on the types of medications. T his service is open to the public and no app ointment is necessary. For more informat ion, please call 863-467-1026.Shared Services Network to m eet on FridayThe Executive Roundtable of the Shared S ervices Network of Okeechobee County w ill conduct its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30 o n Friday, May 10 in the board room of the O keechobee County School Board of ce, 700 S.W. Second Ave. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem s olving in our community through the coll aborative efforts of our local decision make rs. The public is invited to attend. For more i nformation, please call Sharon Vinson 863 4 62-5000, Ext. 257. C ommunity Events


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Choose how you want your news publishedPut yourself in print! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 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 Horse Feed SpecialWalpole Feed & Supply Co. 763-6905 • Hwy 98 N Montura 12% Pellet 50lb bag ...................$725Farm & Ranch 12% Pellet 50lb bag ...................$945Golden Grain 12% Pellet 50lb bag ...............$1035 Sale runs May 4 th 11 th 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., May 3RD Thurs., May 9THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “IRON MAN 3”Fri. 7:00 & 9:15, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:15 Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “ OBLIVION”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:10, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:10, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “PAIN & GAIN”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 R PG-13 PG-13 7 Okeechobee News May 5, 2013 Prices better this week. Numbers still off. Calves and cows all $2-$3 higher. Hope it’s a trend, but who knows. We appreciate your business ... keep them coming! H. H. Partin, St. Cloud, topped the calf market with a high of $2.70 bought by Bellamy Cattle Buying & Sales. Sacramento Farms, Key Biscayne, topped the cow market with a high of 90.00 bought by Central Beef. Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Association has started a fundraising effort to restore their arena on Hwy. 441. You can look for information on their website at www.OkeechobeeCattlemensAssociation.com. See ya next week, Jeff Special to the Okeechobee NewsSecond Annual AgVentureIt was children, children everywhere as TD Bank sponsored the second annual AgVenture Monday and Tuesday. The Flea Market on Wolff Road and Hwy. 441 S. was transformed into a learning center where third through eighth graders were able to see, touch and taste Florida Agriculture through displays and demonstrations of citrus, dairy, vegetables, farm animals and even alligator farming. Children were bused from their schools and guided, by volunteers, through a morning of hands-on education. A lunch provided by the Okeechobee Ag Council concluded the three-hour event. Livestock Market Report


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Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863)763-5573 8 Okeechobee News May 5, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local man has been arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana after the driver of a car in which he was a passenger reportedly ran a stop sign. Charles Anthony Robert Bloom, 26, N.W. Second St., was arrested Tuesday, April 30, on a felony charge of possession of a synthetic cannabinoid 3 grams or more. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $2,500. A synthetic cannabinoid is more commonly known as Spice, K-2 or any number of other names. An arrest report by Of cer Ryan Holroyd, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated he stopped the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser on Feb. 13 after it ran a stop sign. After the occupants of the car got out another of cer frisked them for of cer safety, stated the report. During that pat down of Bloom, who the of cer described as a "documented gang member," a foil packet fell into the of cer's hand because the man's pocket was torn. The of cer said the name on the packet was Joker Dead Man Walking, extra potent blend 10 grams. Of cer Holroyd said the substance inside that packet weighed 5.11 grams and was seized because it was suspected of being synthetic marijuana. The suspected synthetic pot was sent to a laboratory for testing to see if it contained any illegal substance. On March 12 the of cer reportedly received word from the lab that the substance contained XLR11, which is a synthetic cannabinoid hallucinogen and is a schedule I substance. He then applied for, and received, an arrest warrant based on that lab report. According to the of cer's report he also issued a traf c citation to the driver of the car for running a stop sign. Police charge man with having fake pot Charles Bloom By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA man has been arrested for allegedly ring a gunshot into the mobile home of his neighbors that resulted in the bullet entering a cabinet just above the heads of two sleeping children. Terry C. Horn, 61, U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Monday, April 29, on a felony charge of shooting a deadly missile into a dwelling. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond. An arrest report by Detective Corporal Rosemary Farless, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), indicated the round from Horn's .257 caliber bolt action Mauser ri e was red from inside his 30-foot travel trailer. She stated the bullet was red through a window of Horn's trailer. According to the detective's report a man was standing on his enclosed porch around 1:30 a.m. Monday when he heard a loud bang. He and other neighbors tried to nd where the noise came from but were unsuccessful. Minutes later the man found a bullet hole on the north wall of his porch, continued the report. The detective said the man traced the path of the bullet and found that after it entered his porch it traveled the length of the porch then through the wall of his mobile home. The round then reportedly traveled across the home's living room and through the door of a storage cabinet. That cabinet, stated Detective Farless, is just above a bed where two small children were sleeping at the time. The investigator went on to say that when the cabinet door was opened bullet holes were found in several DVD cases. Detective Farless went on to state in her report that OCSO Deputy Fred Bradley found a hole in a window of Horn's trailer that was directly across from the hole in the victim's porch. "The hole in the window (of) Horn's traile r was covered from the interior of the trailer wit h grey duct tape," stated the detective's report. Horn reportedly told the detective he wa s cleaning his ri e then fell asleep after drink ing half a pint of vodka and he must have ".. pulled the trigger in his sleep." He also admit ted to being mad at his neighbor (the victim ) for being noisy while moving into his mobil e home, added the investigator. However, pointed out the detective, if th e gun had accidentally red as claimed by Hor n the bullet hole would have been in a differen t location. Detective Farless said no one was injured i n the incident. Detective: Man red ri e into neighbor's home Terry Horn


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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News This year’s effort by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) to raise funds for Special Olympics was the best ever, said a sheriff’s of ce spokesperson. OCSO Public Information Of cer Michele Bell said her agency was able to raise $6,972 for Special Olympics through various fundraising methods. The money was raised through the sales of caps and T-shirts, a TipA -Cop event and a barbecue. She said the sheriff’s of ce raised $5,344 last year. “This is a great cause and the monies raised remain in Florida. The athletes that bene t from these funds are exceptional people and deserve the opportunity to compete among their peers,” said OCSO Major Noel Stephen. Mrs. Bell said the fundraising effort got under way in December 2012 and ended with the Law Enforcement Torch Run and a barbecue last Friday, April 26. She has been selling shirts and caps since December. Taking part in the torch run were 32 members of local law enforcement, along with men and women from other agencies from the area. The run started at the local sheriff’s of ce and ended in the Publix Supermarket parking lot on U.S. 441 S. The Tip-A-Cop event was held earlier this spring when members of the OCSO Special Response Team (SRT) served as waiters at the Golden Corral Restaurant. All of the tips earned by the deputies went to Special Olympics. “I applaud our chairpersons, OCSO Deputy Captain Gary and Michele Bell, for their extra hard work and dedication to this worthy cause, and to thank Okeechobee for always supporting our causes,” said Maj. Stephen. Capt. Bell heads up the SRT unit. Mrs. Bell said this was the fourth year that her agency has participated in raising money for Special Olympics. According to their web site, the Special Olympics was started in the late 1950s and early ’60s by Eunice Kennedy Shriver. The rst Special Olympics Games were held at Soldier Field in Chicago with 1,000 participants from 26 U.S. states and Canada. The Law Enforcement Torch Run was started by Wichita, Kans., Chief of Police Richard LaMunyon in June of 1981. This year’s Winter Games were held in Pyeon Chang, Republic of Korea, with 2,300 athletes from 100 different countries. Those games were held Jan. 29 through Feb. 5. OCSO raises over $6,900 for Special Olympics 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 May 18-19Sat. 9-5 • Sun 9-4 St. Lucie County Fairgrounds BUY SELL TRADEBIG DOOR PRIZESEXPRESS CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT CLASSES!Get yours while you still can...Discounted Guns, Archery, AMMO, Knives, Stun Guns, Survival & Military Gear and More!$7.00 at the door for adults; Kids under 14 free. www.patriotshows.com 866-611-0442 € FREE parking Win a FREE brand new shotgun!15601 W. Midway Rd, Fort Pierce 11 Okeechobee News May 5, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppOkeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Public Information Of cer Michele Bell (left) and Traf c/Civil Clerk Amy Fisher (right) with a simulated check for $6,972 that was raised by the sheriff’s of ce for Special Olympics. The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is actively moving water from a strong, sustained and ongoing rainfall event through the regional ood control system. Areas including Delray Beach and Boynton Beach received torrential rainfall Thursday of up to 10 inches in a 3-hour period. The lower Kissimmee Basin also experienced heavy rainfall, recording 6 inches of rain in three hours. “While the regional ood control system is operating as designed, residents will likely continue to see high water levels in lakes, swales and water catchment areas until well after the rainfall ends,” said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD Chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. Some parts of the Lake Okeechobee area received 6.4 inches of rain. Lake Okeechobee’s level rose from 13.41 feet on Wednesday to 13.53 feet on Friday. Residents and visitors can follow the District’s Twitter feed (@SFWMD) Heavy rainfall brings Big ‘O’ lake level up


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Okeechobee News May 5, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESStudents of the weekCongratulations to the Students of the week at Central Elementary for the week of April 22: Monesha McDuf e, Ricardo Garcia, Emmanuel Ortiz-Kukulka, Avary Manson, Hayden Hamilton, Kalea Whalen, Kaden Whidden, Calleigh Teague, Justice Shanks, Hanah Swift, Felipe Rodriguez, Imedlda Bustos, Colton Wood, Jessie Merry, Grace Ann Thomas, Katelyn Slone, Taquajah Dingle, Yuritzel Diaz, Destiny Boyer, Jessica Rodriguez, Gianessa Garcia, Diana Ayala, November Chrisley, Cody Smith, Anja Koivunen, Josef Steiert, Andrea Ramirez, Julissa Snachez, Teja Anderson, Tim Mejia, Wyatt Friend and James Hazen. Special to the Okeechobee NewsStudents of the weekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of April 26: Courtney Thornton, Luis Bucio, Anabella Cardoso, Jasmin Alanis, Kendrick Henry, Lizbeth Garcia, Michael Edwards, Natalie Torres, Caleb Vega, Guadalupe Lara, Chase Reeves, Janessa Rhymes, Martashia Daniels, Javier Torres, Dylan Deckard, Ramiro Arellano, Jonathan Thomas, Jorge Garcia, Alaina Hines, Yesenia Matias, Kristen Thomas, Adam Moore, Ruben Martinez, Arianna Trejo, Dillan Lundy, Christian Guillen and Jayke Bigford. Call to artists for Okeechobee Main Street’s next mural projectOkeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with a private donor, is planning the next mural project, which will show a representation of the old Park Street Drug Store during the 1920s. The mural location is on the west side of Berger Real Estate located on Osceola (5th) and Park Street. OKMS is seeking a quali ed mural artist to paint two mural images on the building. Please email Bridgette Waldau for artist's informational/application packet at bridgette.art@ gmail.com. Artist's packet may also be picked up at the OKMS and Chamber of ce at 55 South Parrott. Deadline for submission of application with proposal is May 20.


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PRIME COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN TOWN Lori Mixon Visit us at our new location1306 SW 2nd Avenue 14 Okeechobee News May 5, 2013 Cinco De Mayo event plannedOkeechobee Nonpro t Housing will host a Cinco De Mayo Family Festival on Sunday, May 5 at Phil American Cultural Foundation Complex, 5154 S.W. 16th Ave., in from 3 to 9 p.m. There will be food, music, arts and crafts, games, pinatas, bounce houses, slides, pony rides, a martial arts demonstration and soccer and volleyball competitions. Admission is free but there will be a $5-pervehicle fee for parking. Food and arts and crafts vendors are welcome. To sign up as a vendor, please go to the Okeechobee Nonpro t Housing of ce at 115 S.W. Fifth Ave.Okeechobee County Summer camp sign-ups start May 6Registration for Okeechobee County "Survivor" Summer Camp will start Monday, May 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Okeechobee Sports Complex, 640 N.W. 27th Lane. Spots are available on a rst-come, rst-served basis. Registration will continue through May 31. The camp will be held June 17 through Aug. 2, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N. The camp is open to children ages 6 to 12, For information, contact the Okeechobee Parks and Recreation Department at 863-7636950.ConKerr Cancer “sit & sew”ConKerr Cancer's mission is to provide children with cancer or other life changing illnesses a feeling of warmth and love through the simple gift of a pillowcase. Our next "sit & sew" will be held on Tuesday, May 7 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine and fabric and sew with other ladies in our community who want to help make a difference to a sick child. We will sew pillowcases for boys again this month and still have some kits available for you to sew. All of our pillowcases will be donated to St. Mary's Hospital, Palms West and Lakeside Hospital in Belle Glade. If you have child-friendly cotton fabric you would like to donate, please call Joan at 863-467-0290.OCSO hosts memorialThe Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) will hold their annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service Monday, May 6, beginning at 9 a.m. on the front steps of the sheriff's of ce, 504 N.W. Fourth St. The service will recognize and honor those law enforcement of cers and K-9s who lost their lives in 2012, including OCSO K-9 Widgen who died May 14.State Rep. opens of ce doorsState Representative Cary Pigman, along with Okeechobee District Secretary Libby Maxwell, are pleased to announce the completion of his Okeechobee of ce and would like to invite the community to a Grand Opening. The ribbon cutting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7 Rep. Pigman's doors will of cially be opened with the ribbon cutting being facilitated by the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County. Refreshments will be served. You will also be able to meet your representative and staff. Rep. Pigman's of ce is located in the Chamber of Commerce building on the corner of U.S. 441 and S.R. 70 (55 S. Parrott Ave. behind the Okeechobee City Police Department). For information, visit www. okeechobeebusiness.com; or, call Mariah at 863-467-6246.Heritage hosts Stroke Support Group on May 8The Heritage Assisted Living Facility will hold a "Stroke Support Group" on Wednesday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. at 608 N.E. 2nd Ave. The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, Physical Therapist, from New American Physical Therapy. Refreshments will be served and day care services will be provided during session at no cost. There is no charge to attend and it is open to the public, family and patients. For more information, call 863-763-1700. C ommunity Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236


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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 *. Lost*$100.00 REWARD* 1YR OLD MALE,GRAY STRIPED DOMESTIC CAT,WEIGHS 12LBS., MISSING FROM NORTH PARK TIRE SINCE FRIDAY 4/26/13 AT 4PM. NO QUESTIONS ASKED! CALL863-763-7750 OR 863-763-4517 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeMASSAGE THERAPISTLicensed Massage Therapist wanted for Chiropractic Of ce. Contact Missy at 763-2400. 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. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time OMC PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISORThis position will assist with managing the physical, scal, and human resources at a eld station location. Supervise water resource operations and maintenance program efforts including coordination, implementation, tracking and communication of comprehensive program and project objectives, milestones and schedules. Document, report, budget, and integrate with other District activities, on one or more eld operations activities such as vegetation management, structure maintenance, canal levee maintenance, water management construction, storm water treatment area maintenance, and pumping operations. Incumbent works with both the superintendent and assistant superintendent to ensure staff’s readiness to respond and support the eld station’s emergency management operations. This includes addressing all regional issues/concerns speci c to a eld station location. Provides direct input to the emergency management operations procedures used by all eld stations. Conduct interviews, train, motivate, assign and evaluate work. Provide technical and programmatic coordination and interaction with other District bureaus/sections and of ces, government agencies, and the public. Composition of of ce and eld work, with regular exposure to a hot and humid environment in remote and heavy vegetative areas. Due to the District’s response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role. Education/ Experience Guidelines: Typically has Associate’s Degree in related discipline eld and 6+ years of experience in the operation and maintenance of water management works including increasingly responsible experience in construction, maintenance, and operation of program area of responsibility which also includes 2+ years supervisory experience. Prefer candidates with experience in mechanical, electrical, or structural background. Valid State of Florida Driver’s License. For more details and to apply visit the South Florida Water Management District website at http//www.SFWMD.gov Req ID: 1014BR, Clewiston Field Station. EOE Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Employment Full Time Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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. Wanted To BuyJUNK YARD JIM Wanted to buy!Travel trailers, mobile homes, tractors, golf carts, lawn mowers, autos, trucks, boats, BARTER, BUY OR SELL! 954-553-6966 or 239-628-8795. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 450sq. ft Apartment Located on Rim Canal. Furnished, dock access for boat. $650 monthly, includes cable, internet & elec. Call 561-853-6669 EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities & Direct TV w/all movie channels $500 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Available immediately Call 863-634-8885. Okeechobee1 Bedroom w/Florida room in town for rent. Kitchen appliances furnished. $600/month, 1st, last, and $400 security. Call: (863)467-8705 On The Rim Canal 2 sm travel trailers not in a park 1BR each 1 with enclosure $450. mth, the other is $400. mth incd ele/gas, sec dep $300. no pets. 863-697-0214. Condos/Townhouses RentOKEE 1br./1ba. Fully furnished, Ground r, Utilities incld. dock and lake access. $750 mo. move in now $900. 863-634-0663 Houses Rent3BD/2BA 3235 SE 26TH ON WATER, SCREENED PATIO, NO PETS. $900 MO., 1ST & $400 SECURITY W/OPTION TO BUY CALL 305-494-3738 OR 863-447-8083 Houses RentCBS 3BR, Southwest section, great location, remodeled & upgraded, Corian, marble, Oak cabinets, tile oors, 24/14 enclosed FL rm, huge fenced backyard, 12/12 wood shed, landscaped, comes with w/d, lawn maint. included. Move in ready $980/mo. 1st & sec. Credit & background check. 863-697-2161. HOUSE ON RANCH 2/1, large Oaks, Lofton Road, $650/month. Call (561) 261-0077 Office Space RentFOR RENTSTOREFRONT ON PARK ST. IN HIGH TRAFFIC AREA. CALL FOR DETAILS 863-634-7781 Of ce Space fully furnished and equipped, copiers, fax, desk’s and ling cabinets includes utilities. $250.00 mo. on Park St. Call 863-634-7781 Houses SaleOwner 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 Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, Fully furnished $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 BHR 2br./2ba. on water with large yard. Furnished. $700 mo. move in now $850. 863-634-0663. TRAILER FOR RENT $100.00 A WEEK, CALL FOR DETAILS 863-610-4625 TREASURE ISLAND 2BR, on lake access canal with boat slip. C/A, room for motor home, quiet street. $495/mo. Call (423)237-8948 or (863)226-3436 Treasure Island Furnished Trailers for rent. Nice clean 1bd/1ba includes electric, DIREC-TV and Internet $130 weekly plus security. 863-517-5111 Mobile HomeSaleFor Sale 2br/1ba Mobile Home in 55+ Park on canal with Lake access, screened porch & shed. $4,300.00 O.B.O. Call 863-623-6256 Palm Harbor Factory liquidation sale http://www.palm harbor.com/ model-center/plantcity/ $39K off select 2012 models (3) John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News May 5, 2013


Campers/RVsWanted 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 Public Notice CITY OF OKEECHOBEE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS STREET SWEEPING SERVICES Bid No. PW-03-00-05-13 The City of Okeechobee hereby requests PROPOSALS from quali ed bidders for Street Sweeping Services. Sealed proposals will be received by the General Services Department at City Hall, Room 101, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, no later than 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 and delivered or mailed to: City of Okeechobee General Services Department, 55 S.E. Third Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974, at which time the proposals duly submitted will be opened and read aloud in the City Council Chambers, Room 200. The City will not assume any responsibility for proposals received past the bid opening time and any and all proposals received after this time and date will not be opened or considered. Proposals should be submitted in a separate sealed envelope marked “STREET SWEEPING SERVICES BID NO. PW-03-00-05-13” and may be mailed, hand-delivered or express mailed to the address listed above. Facsimile or emailed bids will not be accepted. All bids must be accompanied by copy of license and proof of insurance if not already provided to City. Proposal documents may be obtained from the General Services Department, or emailed by request to pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, during normal of ce hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays. Any questions concerning the Scope of Work should be directed to David Allen, Public Works Director, 863-763-3372 ext. 225, email: dallen@cityofokeechobee.com The City of Okeechobee reserves the right to reject any or all bids(s), with or without cause, to waive technical errors deemed most advantageous to the City. All bid(s) shall remain open for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of the bid opening. The City is an equal opportunity employer. By: David Allen, Public Works Director 442670 ON 5/5/2013 District Advisory Council Meeting The Okeechobee County School District Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 6:00 pm, in the School Board Administrative Building, Room 307, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. This meeting is open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent 442649 ON 5/5/2013 Public Notice Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY INVITATION TO BID 2013-09 and BID OPENING Sealed bids for the construction of the following CDBG grant-funded project will be received by the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners until 10:00 AM June 4, 2013 at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Any bids received after the time speci ed will not be accepted. The bid opening will occur immediately after the deadline for receipt, in Room 201, and will be open to the public A recommendation for the bid award will be presented to the County Commission at the Board meeting on June 27, 2013. OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, US HWY 98 DITCH CULVERT REPLACEMENTS & DRY RETENTION AREA The Drawings, Speci cations and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at or obtained from: (Project Engineer) Craig A. Smith & Associates of Florida, Inc. 7777 Glades Road, Suite 410 Boca Raton, FL 33434 (561) 314-4445 or Okeechobee County Deputy County Administrator’s Of ce 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 103, Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-4458 (viewing only) A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 will be required for each set of Drawings, Speci cations and Contract Documents. Checks are to be made payable to Craig A. Smith & Associates, Inc. Contract documents can also be downloaded at no cost at the following link: http://www.craigasmith.com/OC_US98_DITCH_CULVERT/ Bidders will con ne their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be accepted. Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform the work and services or quali ed by examination to be so licensed. Bidders who fail to include proper evidence of licensure will be considered non-responsive and their Bid will be discarded. Each bid must be submitted in TRIPLICATE (ONE ORIGINAL AND TWO COPIES) and accompanied by an acceptable Bid Bond or Certi ed Check, in an amount equal to at least ve percent (5%) of the amount of the bid payable to Okeechobee County, Florida, as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted the bidder will execute the contract and le acceptable performance and payment surety bonds, each equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price within ten (10) days after written notice of the award of contract. No entity convicted of a public entity crime may submit a bid for a period of 36 months from the date of being placed on the convicted vendor list. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after date set for opening of this bid. There will be a MANDATORY pre-bid conference at 10:00 AM, May 14, 2013 at the Okeechobee County Health Department building auditorium, located at 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The Owner reserves the right to reject all bids, waive informalities in any bid, and delete any portion of the project, whenever such action is in the interest of the Owner. Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: “BID 2013-09 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY US HWY 98 DITCH CULVERT REPLACEMENTS AND DRY RETENTION AREA.” If space on the envelope permits, also include: “CAS PROJECT # 00-0903-192. ” 442414 ON 5/5/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012-CP-047 Division: Probate IN RE: THE ESTATE OF DANNY ROSCOE BREWER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DANNY ROSCOE BREWER, deceased, whose date of death was November 3, 2011, and whose social security number is 411-80-1487, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2013-CP-25 Division: Probate IN RE; THE ESTATE OF: KEVIN BURDESHAW, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Kevin Burdesha.w, deceased, whose date of death was July 31, 2012, and whose social security number is 263-37-6019 is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the petitioner and the petitioner’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED, NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is May 5, 2013. Petitioner: Carolyn Burdeshaw c/o Jeffrey A. Fadley, Esquire 807 South West 2nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 442644 ON 5/5,12/2013 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 13000041CAAXMX Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000152 TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. BILLY JOE RUNYON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BILLY JOE RUNYON; ESTATE OF MARY FRANCES RUNYON a/k/a FRANCIS RUNYON; UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF MARY FRANCES RUNYON a/k/a FRANCIS RUNYON; STATE OF FLORIDA, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; TENANT #1 and TENANT #2, unknown tenants in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ESTATE OF MARY FRANCES RUNYON a/k/a FRANCIS RUNYON and ALL PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MARY FRANCES RUNYON a/k/a FRANCIS RUNYON 1659 State Road 70 W Lot 7, NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Roy H. Reno conducting a Motorcycle Service business at Okeechobee, Florida, under the ctitious name of Reno’s Motorcycle Service and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Roy H. Reno 330 SW 67th Dr. Okeechobee, FL 34974 Ownership of Reno’s Motorcyle Service is as follows: Roy H. Reno 100% It is my intentions to apply to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to register the said name of Reno’s Motorcycle Service under the provisions of Chapter 90-267, laws of Florida, Acts of 1991. Roy H. Reno DATE: 5/2/13 330 SW 67th Dr. Okeechobee, FL 34974 442677 ON 5/5/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000067 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. ERNEST TRASLAVINA; ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ERNEST TRASLAVINA ; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant, who is not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants Current Residence Unknown, but whose last known address was: 3784 NW 28TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 31-22 UNION STREET, APT 2D, FLUSHING, NY 11354 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 15, BLOCK 25, UNIT NUMBER 2, BASSWOOD, INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE 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 DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice of Action, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court at 312 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CP-38 IN RE: ESTATE OF RICHARD SATTLER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Richard Satter, deceased, whose date of death was August 20, 2012, and whose social security number is 370-44-4069 is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3023 S.E. 31st Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974. The names and addresses of the petitioner and the petitioner’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY 17 Okeechobee News May 5, 2013 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifiedsOF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM, All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER TIE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is May 5th, 2013. Personal Representative: Mark D. Brewer c/o Jeffrey A. Fadley, Esquire 807 South West 2nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 442642 ON 5/5,12/2013 When you want something sold, advertise in theclassifieds. Vs. ESTATE OF THOMAS MILTON A/K/A THOMAS V. MILTON, C/O DIANNA L. HELTON, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, JULIA MILTON A/K/A JULIA E MILTON, DECEASED, et al Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant: UNKNOWN HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS AND ALL PERSONS, FIRMS OR ASSOCIATIONS CLAIMING RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST FROM OR UNDER THOMAS MILTON A/K/A THOMAS V. MILTON, DECEASED 415 SE 7TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 UNKNOWN HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS AND ALL PERSONS, FIRMS OR ASSOCIATIONS CLAIMING RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST FROM OR UNDER JULIA MILTON A/K/A JULIA E. MILTON, DECEASED 415 SE 7TH STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 20 AND THE WEST ONEHALF OF LOT 21, BLOCK J, CENTRAL PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 415 SE 7TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Udren Law Of ces, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 4651 Sheridan Street Suite 460, Hollywood, FL 33021 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in The Okeechobee Times and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. You have 30 calendar days after the rst publication of this Notice to le a written response to the attached complaint with the clerk of this court. A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must be led if you want the court to hear your side of the case. If you do not le your response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, and property may thereafter be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service or a legal aid of ce (listed in the phone book). This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 1st day of May, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court by: By: Jennifer Rediker As Deputy Clerk 442553 ON 5/5,12/2013 Okeechobee, Florida 34972 and UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF MARY FRANCES RUNYON a/k/a FRANCIS RUNYON AND ALL PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF MARY FRANCES RUNYON a/k/a FRANCIS RUNYON 1659 State Road 70 W Lot 7, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, to foreclose a Mortgage recorded on October 17, 2005 in Of cial Records Book 579, Page 1598 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida (the “Mortgage”), on the following real property situated, lying, and being in Okeechobee County, Florida, and more particularly described as: Lot 2, Block 1, Oak Park Subdivision, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 3, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, less and exact the North 20 feet thereof together with all existing or subsequently erected or af xed buildings, improvements, and xtures (the “Property”), which Property has a street address of 3662 S.W. 16th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974. You are required to le your written defenses, if any, to it with the Clerk of the above-styled Court and to serve a copy thereof on Angelique B. Thomas, Esquire, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is Akerman Senter tt, 222 Lakeview Drive, Suite 400, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401, within thirty (30) days from the rst date of publication of this Notice of Action. If you fail to do so, Judgment by default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal this 25th day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk 442044 ON 4/28;5/5/2013 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 24th day of April, 2013. Sharon Robertson Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Jennifer Rediter Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS, WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION NOT LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDINGS AT 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, PORT ST.LUCIE, FL 34972 OR CALL 1-772-807-4370 WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THE NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800955-8771 (TDD); IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED 1-800-955-8770 (V); VIA RELAY SERVICE. 442000 ON 4/28;5/5/2013 OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORID A PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is May 5th, 2013. Petitioner: Maranda Marino c/o Jeffrey A. Fadley, Esquire 807 South West 2nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL. 34974 442637 ON 5/5,12/2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 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Must be installed between March 25 June 14, 2013$1,100 Rebate Grand Champion Steer: Sarah Helen DavisGrand Champion County Bred Steer: Shiloh Anuez Overall Grand Champion Dairy: Cady McGehee Grand Champion Swine: Blaine Gibson Grand Champion Bull Beef Breeding: Sarah Helen Davis Grand Champion Female Beef Breeding: Jessica HumphreyThe Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show & Sale would like to give a special thank you to the following:• A Shaping Inc. • Advanced Engraving • Anuez Trucking (Paco Anuez) • April Butler • Bacon Bunch 4-H Club • Bob Jarriel • Costopoulos & Helton, CPA • Custom Graphics & Signs • David McCauley • Doug, Denise & Jamie Burnham • Dr. Candi Davis • Dr. Jim Harvey • Dr. Kerry McGehee • Eli’s Western Wear • Everglades Farm Equipment • FFA Advisors (Brian Trimble, Brian Dryden, Buddy Mills, Roger McWaters, Marshall Gerbitz) • Hampton Inn • Heath Lawrence • Home Front Electric Security and Sound • Janet McKenna • Katie McWaters Lawson • Kevin Thomas • L Bar L Trucking (Charles LaGrange and Morgan Lumpkin) • Larson Dairy • Merial Laboratories • Nettles Sausage Trucking Division • Okeechobee Cattlewomen • Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center (Matt Dorriety, Mike Mulcahey) • Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners • Okeechobee County Extension Of ce (Pat Hogue, Debbie Clements, Courtney Davis, Lindsey Garrard) • Okeechobee County Fair Board • Okeechobee County Road Department • Okeechobee County School Board (Ken Kenworthy, Superintendent • Okeechobee County Schools & Principals Randy Paulson, CES • Cynthia Weigum, EES • Randal Weigum, OAA • Pat McCoy, NES • Mike Radebaugh, South ES • Tracy Downing, Seminole ES • Carol Revels, OFC • Toni Wiersma, OHS • Sean Downing, OMS • Andy Brewer, YMS • Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Department (Paul May, Noel Stephen) • Okeechobee Farm Bureau • Okeechobee Feed • Okeechobee Livestock Market • Okeechobee Utility Authority • Pastor John Garrison • Purina Mills • Rick Sorrenson • SK Services • Sandra Pearce McCauley • Schoonmaker Electric • Superior Water Works (Danny En nger) • Syfrett Feed Co. • Syfrett Ranch • Teresa Prescott • Tiffany Marcum • Tree Locators, Inc • W&W Lumber • W&W Supply • Walpole Feed & Supply • Waste Management • Williamson Cattle • Young Farmers & Ranchers of Farm BureauSincerely,The Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show CommitteeBrad Lundy, President • Ben Butler, Vice President Julie Schoonmaker, Treasurer • Joyce Thomas, Secretary Aaron Parriott • Dan Byrd • Dean Prescott • Dudley Kirton Jamie Humphrey • Jamie Mullis • Jay Crews • Matt Pearce Robbi Sumner • Scott Durand • Travis Larson • Trey Marcum Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show would like to recognize the following individuals/businesses as the top 10 buyers at this year’s sale and thank them for their generous support of Okeechobee’s youth: Eli’s Western Wear & Trailer Sales Everglades Farm Equipment Inc. Seminole Tribe Brighton Community Total Roadside Services Center State Bank Perry Smith & Sons, Inc Fulford Cattle Company Marcum Cattle Company Mitchell G. Hancock, Inc Jacob Bronson The Okeechobee Youth Lives tock Show Committee and all the 4-H and FFA students that exhibited and sold their projects at this year’s show and sale would like to thank all of the businesses, organizations and individuals for the donation of their time, goods and services. We also would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to our buyers. Without their support, which means paying several times the market price for these animals, our very successful sale would not be possible. Our buyers provide a generous reward to our youth for a job well done and encourage them to continue these educational projects. Grand Champion Goat: Sarah Helen DavisGrand Champion Lamb: Katlynn Lawrence Grand Champion Poultry: Patrick Corby Grand Champion Rabbit: Andrew King2013 Youth Livestock Show Section now available onlinespecialsections.newszap.com


May is Stroke Awareness Month. Take the time to learn the many warning signs of a stroke. Use F.A.S.T. to remember these signs. Acting FAST could save your life or the life of a loved one. If you think that you or someone near you is having a stroke, call 911 immediately.Warning Signs of a Stroke:F = FACE Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? A = ARMS Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? S = SPEECH Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Does the speech sound slurred or strange? T = TIME If you observe any of these signs (independently or together), call 9-1-1 immediately. Stroke Prevention Guidelines1. Know blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure is a major stroke risk factor if left untreated. Have blood pressure checked yearly by a doctor or at health fairs, a local pharmacy or supermarket or with an automatic blood pressure machine. 2. Identify atrial brillation (A b). A b is an abnormal heartbeat that can increase stroke risk by 500 percent. A b can cause blood to pool in the heart and may form a clot and cause a stroke. A doctor must diagnose and treat A b. 3. Stop smoking. Smoking doubles the risk of stroke. It damages blood vessel walls, speeds up artery clogging, raises blood pressure and makes the heart work harder. Stopping smoking today will immediately begin to decrease risk. 4. Control alcohol use. Alcohol use has been linked to stroke in many studies. Most doctors recommend not drinking or drinking only in moderation no more than two drinks each day. Remember that alcohol can negatively interact with other drugs you are taking. 5. Know cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is a fatty substance in blood that is made by the body. It also comes in food. High cholesterol levels can clog arteries and cause a stroke. See a doctor if your total cholesterol level is more than 200. 6. Control diabetes. Many people with diabetes have health problems that are also stroke risk factors. Your doctor can prescribe a nutrition program, lifestyle changes and medicine to help control your diabetes. 7. Manage exercise and diet. Excess weight strains the circulatory system. Exercise ve times a week. Maintain a diet low in calories, salt, saturated and trans fats and cholesterol. Eat ve servings of fruits and vegetables daily. 8. Treat circulation problems. Fatty deposits can block arteries carrying blood to the brain and lead to a stroke. Other problems such as sickle cell disease or severe anemia should be treated. 9. Act FAST at the rst warning sign of stroke. If you have any stroke symptoms, call 911. For a free physician referral call ConsultA-Nurse at 863-763-9228. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 KID-FRIENDLY CARE 24/7Care you can trust: Experienced physicians, nurses and sta trained in Pediatric Advanced Life Support High quality, personalized care Short wait times Hugs and smiles For average ER wait time text ERKids to 23000. Message & data rates may apply1796 Hwy 441 North Okeechobee, FL 34972 For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Because evenSUPERHEROESget bumps and bruises!KID-FRIENDLY CARE Raulerson Hospital St. Lucie Medical Center Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute RaulersonHospital.com 18 Okeechobee News May 5, 2013 Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription May is stroke awareness month: think F.A.S.T. The March of Dimes urges hospitals, health care providers, and patients to follow A merican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines that if a pregnancy is healthy, to wait for labor to begin on its own. The nal weeks of pregnancy are crucial to a baby's health because many vital organs, including the brain and lungs, are still developing. Even babies born just a few weeks early have higher rates of hospitalization and illness compared to full-term infants. A study published April 8, in "Obstetrics & Gynecology" shows that multistate, hospital-based quality improvement programs, including those piloted in Florida, can be remarkably effective at reducing early elective deliveries of babies. The March of Dimes Florida Chapter, which partly funded the initiative, says this is good news because babies delivered before full-term are at increased risk of serious health problems in their rst year of life. Unnecessary early deliveries reduced


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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas knocked several times on the front door of the home Thursday morning and w hen he didn’t get an answer he turned and started w alking away. For some reason he looked back at the door and noticed it was now opened slightly and, sticking out of that opening, w as the muzzle of a handgun. Cpl. Thomas drew his handgun and yelled “sheriff’s of ce!” The handgun then withdrew inside the home and the door closed. “I continued to yell ‘sheriff’s of ce’ and ordered the person to come out,” wrote the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) deputy. Shortly thereafter Brian Lakevin McDonald, 25, came out of the home in the King’s Bay subdivision with his hands up. Cpl. Thomas ordered the man to the ground, and he complied saying: “It’s only a BB gun. I thought you were my friend. I was going to scare him!” According to the corporal’s arrest report McDonald lives in the home on S.E. 44th St. in King’s Bay. While this was going on in the front yard of the home another man was apparently running out the back door. OCSO Detective M.D. Faulkner, who was parked on a street behind the home, radioed Cpl. Thomas about the eeing man. But the man, later identi ed as Lorenzo Rivera, slipped and fell. He was immediately taken into custody. When the deputies entered the home they found the black and silver Crossman BB gun behind a couch. They also found two small piles of suspected marijuana on the dining room table. OCSO Deputy Paul Jackson also found a blunt—marijuana rolled up in a cigar wrapper—by the front door, stated Cpl. Thomas’ report. These events began to unfold Thursday morning, May 2, when Cpl. Thomas responded to the Treasure Island Shell convenience store on U.S. 441 S.E. in regard to a man (Rivera) allegedly threatening a clerk. However, when the corporal arrived at the store the man was gone. By this time, though, OCSO dispatch had allegedly reported to Cpl. Thomas that there were local warrants issued for Rivera’s arrest. Cpl. Thomas learned that Rivera, 26, had left the store in a white car and with a person known as Brian. Deputy Jackson radioed the corporal and told him he had found the white 1987 four-door Chevrolet automobile in King’s Bay. After things had calmed at the residence, Cpl. Thomas arrested both Rivera and McDonald on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. Their bond on that charge was set at $500 each. Cpl. Thomas said the piles of suspected pot on the table were eld tested. That test, he continued, indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. The suspected blunt found by the front door was also eld tested and it, too, indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana, added the corporal. It reportedly weighed 1 gram. As for Rivera, of a S.E. 21st Court address in Okeechobee, he was arrested on a number of local warrants that charge him with felonies and misdemeanors. The misdemeanor charges led against him include: contributing to the delinquenc y of a child; giving an alcoholic beverage to a person under 21; and, violation of probation violation of domestic violation injunction. His bonds on these charges total $8,500. He was also arrested on a felony warrant that charged him with violation of probation resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence and violation of probation felony battery. He is being held without bond on those charges. Cpl. Thomas stated in his report that the muzzle of the Crossman BB gun found behind the couch matched the muzzle on the gun pointed out the door at him. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 20 Okeechobee News May 5, 2013 Man accused of pointing BB gun at deputy Lorenzo Rivera Brian Lakevin McDonald