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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Sunday, May 12, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 57 13.51 feetLast Year: 11.59 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus taxSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Graduation party planned for OHS seniors ... Page 4 Parks & Rec. hosts pitch, hit and run ...Page 14 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOne of the managers at the Okeechobee Home Depot, Hope Murphy, helps put a new coat of paint on the Veterans Memorial Tuesday. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Like many people, Okeechobee resident Jim Vensel passes by the Veterans Memorial in the center of town on a regular basis. In recent months, Mr. Vensel said he became concerned about the appearance of the memorial and decided to do something about it. He approached the American Legion Post 64 and got their endorsement and then approached the Okeechobee Home Depot Store for assistance. The store agreed to provide the paint and even the labor to Veterans memorial cleaned & repainted By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Inmates at the Okeechobee Count y Jail will stay incarcerated a little longer due to a change in the gain time policy. At the May 9 meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission, board members approved a resolution to bring the county’s policy regarding time off for good behavior or exceptional industr y into line with the state statutes. ‘Gain time’ reduced at county jail By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Miami man was arrested by local detectives for reportedly having a number of prescription pills in his possession with the alleged intention of selling them. Alexander Gonzalez-Gonzalez, 39, Tamiami Canal Road, was arrested Thursday, May 9, on felony charges of possession of a counterfeit controlled substance with intent to sell (oxycodone), possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam) with Miami man faces drug chargesSee MEMORIAL — Page 2 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyEd Canning spent his day off Tuesday helping put a new coat of paint on the Veterans Memorial downtown. See JAIL — Page 2 See DRUGS — Page 2 Alexander Gonzalez

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clean up the memorial which honors our local veterans. Frank Decarlo with American Drilling agreed to pressure wash the memorial and Sheriff Paul May also donated some funds to the project. Trustees at the jail also helped out with helping clean up the monument. Vensel has also created the War Memorial Fund which will make sure that there is money available to keep the monument up, and repair and clean it up when needed. He said a few businesses will hold a fundraiser to raise funds for the memorial. For example, Jersey Mike’s Subs will hold a fund raiser on May 25. They will donate 10-percent of the pro ts that day to the fund. In addition they will donate $1 from each submarine sandwich they sell that day. Golden Corral Restaurant, Joey’s Pizza, and Cowboy’s donated food for the workers at the memorial who painted on Tuesday, May 7. Hope Murphy, one of the Managers at Home Depot, said Home Depot was glad to help and they like to be a big part of the community. “We enjoy giving back to the veterans and making this project a success. When I rst moved here I saw the monument and I said that was an awesome way to recognize the people that have served in our community,” she said. Ten workers from the Okeechobee Home Depot donated their entire day off to volunteer to paint at the monument. Murphy said they would be there as long as it took to complete the job. Mr. Vensel also thanked Noel Stephen, Okeechobee County Sheriffs Major for his assistance. 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 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 MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., May 10TH Thurs., May 16THFor 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: “ THE GREAT GATSBY”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 2 Okeechobee News May 12, 2013 Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 90F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance o f rain. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Extended ForecastMonday : Mostly cloudy. High of 88F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Monday Night : Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 63F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday : Clear. High of 84F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday Night : Clear. Low of 59F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday : Clear. High of 81F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Jail administrator Ronnie White explained that the county had been giving more “gain” time than the state law now allows. The county policy, which was passed in 1991, was not updated when the state law changed in 1998. The state law limits time off for good behavior to 5 days a month and meritorious gain time to 5 days a month. Meritorious gain time may be given when an inmate volunteers for special details such as cleaning up the park, he explained. Under the state guidelines the monthly total of “gain time” cannot exceed 10 days. County commissioners expressed disappointment with the change, noting it will cost the county more money to incarcerate the inmates. Commissioner Bryant Culpepper asked if the gain time difference had any effect on how many inmates will become repeat offenders. “The recidivism rate is about the same no matter what they do (with gain time) about 33 percent,” said Mr. White. In other business at the May 9 meeting;  The county commission dedicated the Month of May as Foster Parent Appreciation Month. In accepting the proclamation, J anet Steward, foster care recruiter with Hibiscus Center, said “As a county we have task more important than ensuring our children grow up safe.” She said Okeechobee County has an urgent need for more foster homes. Currently, Okeechobee only has three foster homes, she explained. Because there are not enough foster homes available in Okeechobee County, children have to be sent to other counties. In some cases this means they have to break up sibling groups. It also means more disruption in the children’s lives because they have to go to a new school and are taken away from their friends, she said. For more information on becoming a foster parent, go to www.hibiscuschildrencenter.org or call Ms. Steward at 800-403-9311 ext 415.  The commission approved a new job description for case aide, senior services. This is a change in the job description for a current employee.  The commission awarded pool chemical bid, which was slight reduction from the prior year. Odyssey Manufacturing Co. of Tampa, was the low bidder for pool chemicals in the amount of $0.89 per gallon for liquid chlorine and $38.25/drum for pool acid.  The board approve the one-time “Special Use Rate” of $3,170 for Chaka’s Stars Foundation, Inc. to operate a Summer Camp Program at the Douglas Brown Community Center for the eight week period (June 17 August 9; excluding July 4, 2013) and including six days of staff training, set-up and cleanup.  The board approved a change order in the amount of $21,088.49 to Drawdy Construction Co., Inc. for the CR 724 Bridge repairs over Fish Slough; and approved the nal pay application #4 in the amount of $32,929.34 for the CR 724 Bridge repairs over Fish Slough to Drawdy Construction Co., Inc.  The commission voted to contract to Craig A. Smith & Associates, Inc. for Engineering Services for the East-West Stormwater Pump Conveyance Project. JAILContinued From Page 1 intent to sell and possession of a controlled substance (heroin) with intent to sell. Gonzalez is being held on $75,000 bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. According to an arrest report by detectives with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force, Gonzalez was initially stopped for the improper display of a dealer’s license tag on the white Ford pickup truck he was driving. As detectives talked with Gonzalez he “... was extremely nervous, was physically shaking and he was stuttering.” The detectives then asked for, and received, permission to search the truck. During that search the detectives reportedly found 20 small round blue tablets and 45 yellow rectangular tablets. Gonzalez apparently told the investigators the blue tablets were oxycodone that he had purchased for $13 each and was going to sell them for $30 a pill. He went on to say that he also bought the alprazolam tablets for $2 each and was planning on reselling them to make a pro t, stated the arrest report. The detective pointed out that Gonzalez did not have a prescription for any of the medications, and he would not give the detectives the name of the person who sold him the pills. Detectives then sent the tablets to the Indian River Crime Lab in Fort Pierce for further analysis. The lab report indicated the blue tablets were actually heroin and not oxycodone, while the yellow tablets were identi ed as alprazolam. DRUGSContinued From Page 1 MEMORIALContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDena Ricket worked on the Veterans Memorial on Tuesday.

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Fire ghter trainingOn May 4, Glades County held a “Live Burn” of an acquired structure in Lakeport, F lorida. The structure was a 1938, all wood home donated by Fred and Mary Foster. Planning for this “live burn” started March 31, to make sure all state regulations were followed. This was a rare training opportunity for all volunteer remen from different c ommunities to see and learn re behavior, including, how to “read smoke” for signs of ashover. It was a pleasure working with Hendry County, Okeechobee, the Seminole Tribe and LaBelle instructors and volunteers. Our c ommunities are safer and better because of t hem. Neal Chapman, Chief of Fire Operat ions and Training for Glades County, thanks each of the re instructors along with professional re ghters and instructors from Miami Beach Fire Department for donating t heir own time to help our volunteers learn how to stay safe. Their willingness to part icipate in this valuable training exercise and dedication to our communities is greatly appreciated. Miami Beach Fire Department has assisted Glades County with live burns since 2009 w ithout payor recognition. The knowledge and time spent with our volunteers by t hese six men has b een priceless. One Live Burn instructor is required for every four volunteers entering the burn b uilding. With instructors from other communities working t ogether, Civilian v olunteers, Glenda F inney, Rhonda Linn, and Marie Chapman assisted t he re ghters by making sure they remained hydrated and cool during this exercise. Once again, thank you to all the instructors and volunteers for your time and dedication to your communities. Neal Chapman, Chief Operations and Training Glades County Grad Nite Party help soughtDear Parents, Business owners and Community members, The 2013 OHS Brahman Senior Class is set to graduate June 6. As in the last 24 graduations, our community will unite to offer our best wishes to our graduates by hosting the annual, all-night GRAD NITE Celebration. The celebration is open to all graduating seniors and their guest. This highly anticipated event will continue to be lled with food, fun, games, prizes and as always, non-alcoholic. Plans are underway to make this year’s event the best ever with new games, events, and chances to win! We are keeping the best of the past while raising the standard for this and future events. Your help is needed! A celebration such as GRAD NITE does not happen year after year without the support of the community, including people and businesses like you. Whether it is volunteering your time, donating prizes and food, or writing a check, it is all necessary and appreciated. If you would like:  To donate funds, please make your tax deductible check payable to the Okeechobee Educational Foundation (FEIN 65#0219235) and contact Kristy Crawford (CenterState Bank) at 863-763-5573 or email her at krcrawford@centerstatebank.com to arrange pickup. Checks can also be mailed to the Okeechobee Education Foundation at 700 S.W. Second Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974.  To donate prizes and other items to give away, please contact Kristy Crawford (CenterState Bank) at 863-763-5573 or email her at krcrawford@centerstatebank.com to arrange for pickup.  To volunteer your time, please contact Jim Benton (Faith Farm Ministries) at 863763-4224 or email at jbenton@faithfarm. org. Volunteers are needed for everything from setup to cleanup, hosting games, serving food, and security.  To donate food, please contact Gen a Gray-Lagos (OHS) at 863-462-5025 or email her at gena.gray-lagos@okee.k12. .us. Generations of seniors and their parents have enjoyed a safe, fun graduation night event thanks to the support our communit y has shown in the past. Please consider joining the organizations listed below in making this year’s GRAD NITE Celebration an event to remember. For further information, please contact one of the event co-chairmen below. Thank you in advance. Jim Benton, President Okeechobee Rotary Club jbenton@faithfarm.org 863-763-4224 J.D. Mixon, President Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee JMixon12@gmail.com 863-634-1778 Wake Up!By Rev. Jim E. BentonFaith Tabernacle at Faith Farm Let me start with some humor … or at least try. There were a family of tomatoes; Papa Tomato, Mama Tomato and Baby Tomato, sitting at the dinner table about to eat their dinner which consisted of a delicious bowl of mushroom soup. After the rst taste, Papa Tomato realized that the soup was too hot, so he suggested the three of them go for a walk. As they began the walk, Baby Tomato began to lag behind. Papa Tomato was not happy and he scolded Baby Tomato and explained the danger of not keeping up. They began again, but Baby Tomato again could not keep up. Papa Tomato went back and once more explained the dangers, but this time he gave him a warning—stay close or else… Baby tomato was curious as to what “or else” would be so he deliberately lagged behind. Papa Tomato was furious! He went back to Baby Tomato, stomped on his head squishing the juice out of him and said, “Catch up!” Before your “boos” become audible, let me try to apply this to you and me in relationship to God. In Ephesians chapter 5 beginning with verse 15 we read, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Look carefully then how you walk, no t as unwise but as wise, 16 making the bes t use of the time, because the days are evil. Now Papa Tomato was not very nice, and sometimes we may think that God is like that; if we mess up He’s going to stomp on us. But my experience is just the opposite! God is a loving heavenly Father and H e wants to protect us from the evil around us. But are we aware of His protection? Probably not. God wants us to wake up to His work in our lives! We live in a world that seems to be under the dominance of evil; bombs in Boston, threat of nuclear war from North Korea, murders, and violence abounds … and th e list of evils continue. But what does God want? I believe tha t He wants us to realize that we live in perilous times. And that we need to examine th e way we “walk.” Are we wise or unwise? And are we making the best use of time as th e scriptures suggest? Perhaps the smartest thing to do is wak e up to God and get in step with Him. The y are many wonderful church families in th e area that would welcome another “traveler.” Why not join the walk next Sunday. You might just discover a whole new group o f friends who can walk with you. May 12, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Letters to the Editor Re ections from the Pulpit Special to the Okeechobee NewsA “Live Burn” provided re ghting training for Glades County volunteers. CorrectionThe headline on the article in the Friday, May 10, Okeechobee News was in error. The headline “City council supports youth access to tobacco” should have been “City council supports limiting youth access to tobacco.” We regret the error and any confusion it might have caused.

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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.Corinne M. Pohl (Rose), 79OKEECHOBEE — Corinne Pohl passed awa y on Monday, May 6, 2013, at the Hamrick Home. She has been a resident of Okeechobee since 1972 retired from Raulerson Memorial Hospital, a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Fraternal Order of the Eagles and volunteer with Woman’s Mission at First Baptist Church. She enjoyed crafting, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She is preceded in death by her son, Wallace (Rick) Pohl; and brother, Charles Ericksen. She is survived by daughters, Carol Zupp (Bruno) of Coral Springs, Fla, Deborah Franta (John) of Pompano Beach, Fla., Nancy Rucks (Kevin) of Okeechobee, Fla.; son, Robert Pohl (Chris) o f Okeechobee, Fla.; sister, Linda Melon of Jupiter, Fla.; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. The Family would like to Thank everyone who has been a part of her life and whose lives she has touched. There will be no services. If friends desire donations, they may be made in her name to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL. 34973Roland Clericuzio, 65OKEECHOBEE — Roland Clericuzio passed peacefully into his heavenly home, on May 9, 2013, with his family at his side. He was born in Glen Ridge, N.J. on Sept. 7, 1947, to Angelo and Gilda Clericuzio. He graduated from Bethel College in McKenzie, Tenn. and received his Master’s Degree in School Administration from Florida Atlantic University. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Roland worked at Bradford County High School in Starke, Fla. from 1969-1971. He moved to Okeechobee in July of 1971, and was employed as a P.E. teacher at South Elementary School. He worked as Dean of Students at the Junior High School, Principal of Central Elementary School, and Supervisor of Special Programs at the District of ce. He was also Principal of North Elementary School from its opening in 1981 until his retirement in 1999. Despite his long and varied career in the school system, his heart always remained with the teachers and students at North Elementary, where he will continue to be remembered. Roland is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Joyce, his daughter, Jill Holcomb (Will) and his grandchildren Abagail and Jackson. The family will receive friends for a visitation at the Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. with services being held Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. A private burial will be held later. In lieu of owers donations may be made to the Roland Clericuzio Memorial Fund at North Elementary School. Checks may be made to “North Elementary” with his name on the memo line. Donations can be received at the North Elementary or the School Board of ce. Friends may leave condolences 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 Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News May 12, 2013 Mother’s Day breakfast setVFW Buckhead Ridge is serving a Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 12 from 8 a.m.-noon. Mothers eat free—all others $6 donation. For information, call Gordie at 863-457-2882.Mother’s Day dinner plannedOn Mothers Day Sunday, May 12 the Cypress Hut Eagles will serve a chicken dinner from 2 to 6 p.m. A dart tournament is planned for Tuesday, May 14, starting at 6 p.m. Hamburgers will be served. Tuesday’s proceeds go for the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, and the rest will go to the community and national charity funds. For information, call 863-467-1154.Legion offering bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night bingo beginning on Sunday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public.Retired Educators to meetThe Okeechobee Retired Educators will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 13 beginning at 11 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef O’Brady’s. Any retired educator is invited to attend.Kindergarten sign-ups setThe Okeechobee County School Board w ill hold kindergarten registration at the following schools:  May 13, Everglades Elementary School, 863-462-5108;  May 14, Central Elementary School, 863-462-5077;  May 15, Seminole Elementary School, 863-462-5116;  May 16, North Elementary School, 863462-5100;  May 17, South Elementary School, 863462-5087. If your child will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013, you should begin gathering the following information required by law to enter public school: legal proof of birth date, up-to-date immunization record, health exam record completed by a physician since Sept. 1, 2012, and proof of residence (FPL statement; OUA statement, etc.). Please contact the school your child will attend to schedule an appointment for kindergarten registration. If you do not know w hich school your child should attend, contact the Student Services Of ce at 863-4625000, ext. 260.Lincoln Day dinner plannedThe Republican Party of Okeechobee is pleased to announce their 2013 Lincoln Day Dinner will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Williamson Center. Attorney General Pam Bondi will be our keynote speaker. Tickets are on sale now for $30 each or two for $50. This will include your dinner and evening events. There will also be a meet and greet with Ms. Bondi at 6 p.m. for $20. Call 863-532-9623 for more information or send your check, payable to The Republican Party of Okeechobee, to P.O. Box 100, Okeechobee, FL 34973. If you have never heard your attorney general speak, you are in for a treat. She is a great speaker. Come, listen and learn!Elks Lodge plans barbecueElks Lodge 2871 will hold a family barbecue Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge Community Park on S.R. 78 W. behind the BHR Fire Department. The menu will include barbecue chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, bread and dessert plus hot dogs for the kids. Ice tea and lemonade will be provided. A donation of $8 will be charged and will be used for the building fund.Chamber luncheon slatedThe 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 FP&L will provide an overview of the initiatives that FP&L 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.Coalition meeting plannedThe Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin & Okeechobee Counties, Inc. Program Quality Committee will meet on Thursday, May 23 2013 at 12:15 p.m. at the South Florida Water Management District, 3800 N.W. 16th Blvd., Okeechobee.BRAT to host teen danceThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., on Saturday, May 25 from 7 to 10 p.m., for students ages 12-16. The cost is $7 and includes pizza, soda and chips. For information, contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996. Golf tourney bene ts groupsOn Saturday, May 25 the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club will host a bene t golf tournament for Real Life Children’s Ranch and the B.R.A.T. Club. Registration is at 7:15 a.m. The tourney will get under way with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $50 per player or $200 per four-person team. A hole sponsorship is $100; a tee sponsorship is $100; and, tee and hole is $175. There will also be a children’s art auction at lunchtime; as well as a bake sale, great giveaway items, games, a barbecue lunch and much more. To register for golf, contact Noel Stephen at 863-634-0650. For sponsorships, contact Darlene Mayers at 863-634-4200. Make checks payable to Real Life Children’s Ranch.Livestock committee meetsThe Okeechobee Youth Livestock Sho w committee will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. in the Osceol a Middle School gym. The public is welcome to attend. For information, go to www. okeechobeeyouthlivestockshow.com.Collaborative Council to meetThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, May 28 at 10 a.m. in the board room o f the School Board Of ce.Seniors play bluegrass musicThe bluegrass music program has begun at the Okeechobee Senior Center. All persons age 60 and over who have a musical talent are invited to participate every Wednesda y from noon to 1:30 p.m. Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is seeking applications for its Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award Program. The award program is designed to recognize young farmers and ranchers who are between the ages of 18 and 35 and have excelled in their farming/ranching operations and possess excellent leadership skills. Ideal candidates for the honor include an individual or couple deriving a majority of income from production agriculture. Contestants will be evaluated on a combination of farming operation growth and nancial progress, Farm Bureau leadership and participation in community service. Judges will be looking for excellence in management, leadership development and the scope of the enterprise and initiative displayed by the applicants. Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 31. Winners will be announced at the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach in October. Winners will receive a new Chevrolet Silverado truck, courtesy of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance, as well as an all-expense-paid trip to the 2014 American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Tex., where the y will represent Florida in the national YF&R competition. Applicants should visit http://www. oridafarmbureau.org/programs/young_farmers_ranchers/contests to download an application, Powerpoint¨ template and additional rules and information. Young farmers and ranchers to be honored 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News 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! Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 11 a.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North 7 Okeechobee News May 12, 2013 All prices looked higher this week. Cows and bulls, $2-$3 higher. Lightweight calves were steady but 350# and up were $2-$4 higher, especially steer calves. Heifers, not much change and still pretty heavy discount to steers. Mother's Day and Summer Barbecue Season should have a positive impact. Keep an eye on corn planting, that will be the key. Kenansville's 711 Ranch LTD, topped the calf market with a high of $2.60 bought by Foy Reynolds. Debbie Sherrod, Port St. Lucie, topped the cow market with a high of 90.00 bought by Central Beef. See ya next week, Todd U.S. Representative Tom Rooney (FL-17) last week welcomed Coca-Cola Co.'s announcement that it will invest $2 billion to support the planting of 25,000 acres of new orange groves in Florida. Under the agreement, growers will plant 5 million new trees on land that previously held citrus groves or are now idle in Polk, DeSoto and Hendry Counties, and Coca-Cola will buy the fruit. The investment is expected to create approximately 4,100 new jobs and add more than $422 million per year to Florida's economy. "This investment is a major boost to the Florida citrus industry, and it's going to bring much-needed jobs and economic growth to our area. A strong, vibrant citrus industry is critical to our local economy, and hopefully this announcementcombined with our efforts to combat citrus greening and disease will help reverse the trend of declining citrus acreage in Florida," said Mr. Rooney. Michael W. Sparks, executive VP/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual, the state's largest citrus grower trade organization, added, "This is terri c news for the Florida citrus industry and growers acknowledge the commitment Coca-Cola has shown by making this long-term investment. Despite facing many challenges, including HLB or citrus greening, our industry is resilient and this announcement clearly illustrates that we plan on being here a long time." Coca-Cola company invests in Florida citrus Shrine Club collects can tabsThe local Shrine Club is collecting the "pull tabs" from aluminum cans. For more information contact Kip Gardner at 863357-0427. Livestock Market Report

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 1796 Hwy 441 North Okeechobee, FL 34972 For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Happy Hospital & Nurses Week! 8 Okeechobee News May 12, 2013May is National Employee Health and Fitness Month. Regardless of which type of business you are in, healthy employees are crucial to productivity. Raulerson Company Care offers a wide variety of Occupational Health Services to maintain a strong and healthy workforce in both the public and private sectors. Company Care offers preemployment physicals and/or drug and alcohol screenings, right here in Okeechobee, for fast results. Company Care also offers Florida Department of Transportation certi ed physicals and drug and alcohol testing, for employers requiring this standard. In addition to pre-employment needs, Company Care is also a trusted partner in providing healthcare and case management services for employees injured on the job. Company Care utilizes the Raulerson Hospital Emergency Room to treat injured employees after hours. The Company Care free-standing clinic is utilized during normal business hours for acute injuries/illnesses. Company Care even accommodates Workers' Compensation cases, offering an ongoing communication with employer and the workers' compensation carrier. This comprehensive occupational health services provider coordinates, monitors and evaluates the medial care of injured employees. In conjunction with physicians, trained personnel manage patient cases, coordinate all clinical appointments including referrals to specialists, and provide communication to the employer and/or insurance carriers to ensure the Medical Plan of Treatment is being adhered to for an aggressive return to work status. Company Care provides 24-hour access for any medical care that companies in the community request, including many onsite services. More than 50 businesses and municipalities in our community rely on the network of healthcare provided by Company Care. If your business needs an occupational health partner to keep your workers safe and healthy, contact Company Care today about receiving information on hospital sponsored classes and events, as well as employerbased health and wellness fairs.May is National Employee Health & Fitness Month Residents of Okeechobee County are encouraged to participate in a two-day C.E.R.T. (Citizen Emergency Response Team) training on May 18 and May 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 229 N.W. Ninth Ave, Indian River State College, Okeechobee campus. This training is hosted by the Okeechobee Medical Reserve Corp. (MRC). CERT training is a comprehensive program including disaster medical, re safety, and basic search and rescue. CERT training will teach participants how to: 1. Describe the types of hazards most likely to affect citizens during natural disasters including hurricanes, tornadoes, and oods. 2. Work as a team to apply basic re suppression strategies, resources, and safety measures. 3. Identify planning and size-up requirements for potential search and rescue situations. Participants who complete both days will be able to put what they have learned into action on Saturday, June 1, when MRC volunteers work alongside rst responders in a live drill. Participants can include but are not limited to: Concerned citizens Neighborhoods Businesses Homeowners Associations Communities of Faith Scouting organizations School faculty, staff, and students Clubs/organizations Amateur radio groups To RSVP, please call Brian Sell at 863-4625865. Certi ed Emergency Response Team training planned in May The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition (OSAC) is seeking sponsorship for the 2013 Chobee Idola fundraiser to help in the ght against substance abuse. OSAC is also seeking contestants for Chobee Idol. "The Chobee Idol Show" is planned for June 29, at the KOA Convention Center from 7 to 11 p.m. Auditions will be June 1. To sign up for auditions, call 863-623-7336, OSAC is a not for pro t (501C3) organization that has been in existence since 2004. Their mission is to coordinate Okeechobee County's efforts in keeping kids drug and alcohol free. The coalition is made up of concerned parents and grandparents as well as staff from education, substance abuse and mental health, religious, business, media, law enforcement and people who work with our youth and children. For more information, contact Frank Whiting, director, at the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition, 11655 Hwy. 441 S.E., or call 863-763-9800 or Email: okeehope@hotmail.com. Chobee Idol contest planned Special to the Okeechobee News/ Grand OaksThe G.O. Kitchen Sink BandGrand Oaks Assisted Living Facility has a new band—The Grand Oaks Kitchen Sink Band. They play everything from camp re favorites and hymns to country western and children’s favorites. The band is comprised of Gretchen Deaton, Mildred Cox, Loraine Ackerman, MaryAnn Welborn and Activities Director Jennifer Shatto Dodd. Company care provides 24-hour access for any medical care that companies in the communit y request, including many on-site services.— Raulerson Company Care

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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*We 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.2100 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863)763-5573 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 9 Okeechobee News May 12, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESStudents visits the Post Of ceMrs. Sickels’ and Mrs. Daaku’s classes from Seminole Elementary were given the grand tour of the Post Of ce by Postmaster Gabriel Rojas. The children were very excited to go behind the scenes and learn how their mail and packages are collected and delivered. Humane Society needs volunteersThe Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue is in need of volunteers to help with of ce work and as kennel supervisors. The organization is a non-pro t with no paid staff and depends on donations and community volunteers. For information, contact Belinda Forlifer at 863-357-1104.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Call 863-763-3134 to reserve your space or email: okeeadsales@newszap.comATTENTION: PARENTS!The Okeechobee News will be publishing a special tribute to OHS 2013 Seniors. It will be published in the June 5, 2013 edition.Deadline: May 29, 2013 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. Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideFriday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Providing our community quality healthcare services with a personal touch for more than 30 years Emergency Services 24 hrs /7 days a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy R adiology Services Accredited by the American College of Radiology in: C T Scan, Digital Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, & Ultraso und Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ Inpatient and Outpatient Services Occupational Health / Workers Compensation We Treat Kids Too! Available year-round at orida.newszap.com R H H H R C S M. 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 10 Okeechobee News May 12, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Local of cials are warning area businesses that a company soliciting money for their advertisement on a city map are simply trying to perpetrate a scam. Detective Bettye Taylor, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), said a company calling themselves Younger Mobile Marketing has been contacting local businesses and purporting to be the entity that puts out maps on behalf of the city. "They are claiming the businesses owe them money for the maps and T-shirts," said the detective. This came to light after a local business contacted the City of Okeechobee and asked if it had anything to do with Younger Mobile Marketing. "The owner was being asked to pay for an advertisement on a map of the city and county," said City Clerk Lane Gamiotea. Mrs. Gamiotea said she then gave that business owner the names of two companies who had supplied city maps to be given out for free and neither were from Younger Mobile Marketing. The City of Okeechobee never sponsors such maps, added Mrs. Gamiotea. An of cial with the Chamber of Commerce said there is only one company that does the maps and it is not Younger Mobile Marketing. "Liberty Marketing is the only company that deals with the maps and they only work with us," said Mariah Parriott, the customer service administrator with the Chamber. "We have never done business with Younger." Ms. Parriott explained that Liberty would not be soliciting advertisements for the mapsonly the chamber would do that. And, she continued, the chamber isn't currently doing the maps. Ms. Gamiotea said when the chamber was closed the city would have phone books, maps and magnets. But, since the chamber has re-opened the city no longer does that. "When the chamber was closed and the company didn't get an answer they would call and ask where they could send maps. We said we would be the central location," said Mrs. Gamiotea, adding that she then noticed the maps indicated they were sponsored by the city. "We do not, in any of cial capacity, sponsor maps," she added. If you have any questions or concerns about these maps, contact Ms. Parriott at 863-467-6246. Local businesses w arned of map scam The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). River Robert Maupin, 22, S.W. Eighth St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 9 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on a DOC warrant charging him with violation of probation grand theft. He is being held without bond. Ryan Kurtis Blair, 24, S.E. 36th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested May 10 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) without a prescription, and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and driving while license expired more than six months. His bond was set at $6,500. Reva Jeanette Meeks, 53, N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 10 by Deputy Matt Grumbling on a Broward County warrant charging her with the misdemeanor of violation of probation driving under the in uence. Her bond was set at $500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week.ASSAULT 19700 block of N.W. 282nd St. 8700 block of S.R. 78 W. 700 block of N.E. 13th Ave. 1700 block of U.S. 441 N.BURGLARY 3600 block of N.W. 28th Ave. 1400 block of N.E. 40th Ave. 6400 block of S.E. 51st St. 6600 block of S.E. Eighth St. 1100 block of N.W. 34th St. 900 block of N.E. 28th TerraceCRIMINAL MISCHIEF 9100 block of S.E. 57th Drive 1100 block of N.E. 17th Ave. 3300 block of N.W. First St.THEFT 3900 block of N.W. 31st Ave. 2200 block of N.E. 46th Ave. 8800 block of N.W. 160th St. 3000 block of S.E. 27th St. 200 block of N.E. 11th St. 32800 block of U.S. 441 N. 200 block of S.R. 78 W. 4100 block of S.E. 29th Court 800 block of S.W. 28th St. OCSO Investigations

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 valid through June 1, 2013Coupon must be presented at time of service 11 Okeechobee News May 12, 2013 The Indian River State College Performing and Visual Arts Department will present the drama “Decision Height” in the Wynne Black Box Theatre on the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce starting Thursday, May 23. The show will run May 23-25 with shows Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and matine performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Individual tickets are $15 each. “Decision Height,” a story written by Meredith Levy, takes place in a small air eld in Sweetwater, Texas at the height of World W ar II. The audience will follow the lives of six extraordinary women as they train to become members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots program and along the way discover what it is that motivates them to y. Tickets can be purchased online at www. irsc.edu or at the box of ce located in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby on the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by phone with VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. For your convenience, tickets may now be picked up at will call before the shows. Call the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box Of ce today at 1-800220-9915 to reserve your seats. IRSC to present “Decision Height” Special to the Okeechobee NewsCinco de Mayo celebrationChildren in Miss Nancy’s Sunday School Class at the First United Methodist Church, celebrated Cinco de Mayo in preparation for Vacation Bible School which will have an “Around the World with Jesus” theme. Pictured with Miss Nancy Vaughan are (back row): Kimberlee Marquis and Hunter Ellsworth, Hannah Ellsworth, J.J. Farley (front row): Caden Bishop, Haley Hill, Anna Rose Hill, and Jacey Noles. Vacation Bible School will be June 17 21 with a Fun Fair Celebration on Sunday, June 23. Contact the church for more information at 863-763-4021. May blood drives plannedWhile you are planning your vacation, many are facing a long time in a hospital or recovery center. Help them with a donation of blood to speed their recovery. Be a life saver during this month’s blood drives.  Tuesday, May 14 – Raulerson Hospital Parking Lot, 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16 – SF Water Mgt. District Field Of ce, Hwy. 70E, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 – Walgreen’s, 1 – 6 p.m. Friday, May 17 – Publix, 2 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19 – Golden Corral, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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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 SalesHEART BREAK HOTEL Yard Sale/Crafts Sat. May 18, 2013 9am till 4pm 1350 S. Canoe Creek Rd. Kenansville, Fl 34739 Variety of Vendors, Arts, Crafts, Antiques,Tools and more. VENDORS WELCOME Contact Leann @321-403-3387 for vendor information. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Employment Full Time SALESPERSON Full time salesperson needed. Duties include sales, processing sales, order entry, customer service and other tasks. Must be able to work Saturday. Apply in person at Badcock Home Furniture & More. 512 NW Park Street Monday-Saturday 9 AM 5 PM NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Employment Part Time PT DRIVER/HELPER 3 Days a week. MUST have CLEAN DL, able to lift 75 lbs., NONSMOKING ENVIRONMENT. Must provide MVR with application Apply in person @ Twin Oaks Pet Cemetery 251 NE 300th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday OR Friday ONLY 863-467-6377 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Buildings & Sheds Aluminum metal building 10x10 on skids $100.00 Factory Gazebo, wooden, built in swing and picnic table on skids $700.00 Call 318-224-0077 FurnitureSofa, 6 ft tan $200 Great condition, less than 2 yrs old. Call 1-863-824-8764 Shop here first! The classified ads Pets/SuppliesFree Kittens: 10 weeks old, house trained. Call 863-623-6250 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 Apartments2bdrm/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 Tri-plex Okeechobee 2/2 living, dining area, kitchen w/stove & frig, w/d hookup, patio, fenced back yard. Free Trash, lawn mowing $690/mo plus sec 417-848-3424 417-848--6360 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. ApartmentsTHE OAKS AT SHANNON’S CROSSING US 441 South of city near Taylor’s Creek New affordable 1, 2 and 3 BR Apartments $470 $649 a month or less! Income and Occupational Restrictions Apply Call Now! 863467-0275 Bonus! Computer Lab, Dishwasher, Disposal & Storage. Now leasing to all Ag/Non-Ag Employees Handicap-Accessible Units Available Equal Housing Opportunity 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 RentOKEE 1004 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 Office Space RentOf 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 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. RoommateLooking for a roommate to share a 4 bedroom house, all appliances including washer and dryer. $400 per month. Call for more information 863-634-9560 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. Pay your own electric. Call for details. 863-610-4625 Mobile Home Rent 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 35ft Trailer w/30 ft. Fl. Room, plus screen room, carport, vinyl siding, W/D, C/A/H, 2bd, furnished. $35,000 neg. 863-467-2146 Palm Harbor Retirement Community Homes $8,500 off, 2/2 & 3/2 from $39,900 Call John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details http://www.palm harbor.com/ model-center/plantcity/ Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 MotorcyclesYAMAHA VIRAGO ‘95 750cc, red & white. saddlebags, windsheild. Comfortable ride. $1500 (863)801-5405 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Public Notice 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 o f DANNY ROSCOE BREWER, deceased, whose date of death was November 3, 2011, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-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 o f 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 OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R 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 FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY 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. 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 12 Okeechobee News May 12, 2013

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs ACTION: Notice of Availability SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is issuing a Finding of No Signi cant Impact (FONSI) for approving the lease and associated construction of a radio tower off of East Tucker Ridge Road within the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Brighton Reservation in Glades County, Florida (Township 39 S, Range 33 E, section 08). The project involves the construction of a 120 foot three sided lattice pole Tribal communications tower within a 200 x 200 foot area surrounded by a 4 foot barb wire fence. The project will have a 12 foot rock drive leading to an approximately 50 x 25 foot fenced area which will house the radio tower and foundation, a generator fuel tank with pad, and equipment shelter with an overhang and pad. The BIA has reviewed and adopted the Radio Tower Environmental Assessment (EA), dated April 2013, prepared by the Seminole Tribe of Florida Environmental Resource Management Department, to determine the environmental impacts associated with the project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. NOTICE: This is a Notice of Availability, that the EA and FONSI for the project are available for public review. The FONSI determination was based on review and analysis of the information in the EA. You may obtain a copy of the EA and FONSI from the BIA Eastern Regional Of ce or the Environmental Resources Management Department of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6365 Taft Street, Suite 3008, Hollywood, FL 33024, telephone (954) 965-4380. This FONSI is a nding on environmental effects, not a decision to proceed with an action, therefore cannot be appealed. 25 C.F.R. Part 2.7 requires a 30 day appeal period after the decision to proceed with the action is made before the action may be implemented. Appeal information will he made publicly available when the decision to proceed is made. For further information please contact Chet McGhee, Regional Environmental Scientist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eastern Regional Of ce, 545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37214, telephone (615) 564-6830. Randall Trickey Date: MAY 1, 2013 Director, Eastern Region Bureau of Indian Affairs 442626 ON 5/12/2013 NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AGENCY : Bureau of Indian Affairs ACTION: Notice of Availability SUMMARY : The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is issuing a Finding of No Signi cant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed federal approvals and funding of road expansion projects for Osprey Road (BIA 1317) and Falcon Lane (BIA 1318) on the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Brighton Reservation. The projects will widen both roads from 10 feet across to 60 feet. The locations of the projects are off of Jones Road in Glades County, Florida (Township 39 S, Range 33E, Section 07). The BIA has reviewed and adopted the Environmental Assessments (EAs), titled Osprey Road (BIA 1317) and Falcon Lane (BIA1318), prepared by the Seminole Tribe of Florida Environmental Resource Management Department to determine the environmental impacts associated with the projects in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. The BIA has selected the Preferred Alternative in the EAs which is the expansion of the roadways. NOTICE: This is a Notice of Availability, that the EAs and FONSI for the projects are available for public review. The FONSI determination was based on review and analysis of the information in the EAs. You may obtain copies of the EAs and FONSI from the BIA Eastern Regional Of ce or the Environmental Resources Management Department of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6365 Taft Street, Suite 3008, Hollywood, FL 33024, telephone (954) 965-4380. This FONSI is a nding on environmental effects, not a decision to proceed with an action, therefore cannot be appealed. 25 C.F.R. Part 2.7 requires a 30 day appeal period after the decision to proceed with the action is made before the action may be implemented. Appeal information will be made publicly available when the decision to proceed is made. For further information please contact Chet McGhee, Regional Environmental Scientist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eastern Regional Of ce, 545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37214, telephone (615) 564-6830. Scott C. Meneely Director, Eastern Region Bureau of Indian Affairs 442544 ON 5/12/2013 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: Gilbert Ford Under which we expect to engage in business at: 3175 Hwy 441 South Okeechobee, FL 34974 In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Gilbert Ford, LLC Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 10th day of May, 2013. By: Marie Culbreath 443232 ON 5/12/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 13000041CAAXMX Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff 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 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 XXXXX-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 IN 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 XXX-XX-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 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 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 13 Okeechobee News May 12, 2013 ACROSS 1 Its covered in silk 5 British bakery buy 10 Mass measure 14 Head start? 15 Breaking BadŽ actor __ Paul 16 Result of getting too far behind, briefly 17 Extends, with toŽ 18 Serious alarm 19 Skip and jump lead-in 20 Gnome held against his will? 23 Runner on snow 25 Drink in a yard 26 Math ratios 27 Meteorologists view? 32 Faris of Scary MovieŽ films et al. 33 They may shrink if they arent fed 34 Visit 35 Pasty 37 Light touches 41 Unrivaled 42 Debonair neckwear 43 Team equipment managers snafu? 48 12 Angry MenŽ director 49 No thanks, I just __Ž 50 Stop up 51 Stamps with nudes? 56 Jackson 5 brother 57 Coffeehouse order 58 Tony relative 61 Doesnt waste 62 Take in, maybe 63 Short evening? 64 Benchmarks: Abbr. 65 Lowly workers 66 Some graffiti signatures (which were used to form this puzzles four longest answers) DOWN 1 Operation Neptune Spear org. 2 Curious 3 Arcturus, for one 4 Galileos patron 5 It might be Western or English 6 Professional pursuit 7 Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Michael 8 First matchmaker? 9 Prefix with morph 10 Part of e.g. 11 Put back up 12 Zenith 13 Acts gloomily 21 Sounds from stands 22 Grounded big birds? 23 Booty 24 Game with 80 balls 28 The __ of SteveŽ: 2000 comedy 29 Bugs 30 Beauty antecedent? 31 Reims rejection 35 Tribulation 36 __ takers?Ž 37 Eureka hrs. 38 Deans domain 39 Draped attire 40 A snifter has a short one 41 Piedmont wine region 42 Two-dimensional analogue of volume 43 Legal scholar 44 Frustrated the director, perhaps 45 Sec o 46 Exp e 47 Furr y 48 __ g and 52 Sho w 53 Whi t 54 Co m 55 Man 59 Sho r 60 Wor d fist p By Bruce R. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 www.harborcb.com(863)357-6880 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 14 Okeechobee News May 12, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation Department hosted a local pitch, hit and run competition on April 27 and 45 local athletes competed in eight divisions based upon age. For boys ages 7-8, Aundre Baker was the all-around champion and the pitching champion. Ty Easterday shared the pitch championship. Baker was also the hit and run champion. Tylane McLane was the all-around champion in boys ages 9-10. He also won the pitch and hit championship. Anthony Sherlock won the running title. In boys ages 11-12, Jalen Pryor swept the competition as he was all around champion, pitching, hitting and running champion. In boys ages 13 and 14, Jonathan Vega swept the competition with victories in all of the categories. Okeechobee girls also showed their ability in the competition. In the girls ages 7-8 division, Sydney Matthews swept the competition winning all of the contests. Haisley Kessler was the all-around champion in ages 9-10 with wins in the hitting and running competition. Mattie Garcia won the pitching championship. In girls ages 11-12, Cady Osceola swept the competition with ne performances in hitting, pitching and running the bases. Kara Adams was the all-around champion in age 13-14. She won the run and pitch contest while Mariah Farmer was the hit champion. The winners will compete on May 11 at St. Lucie Mets Stadium in the sectional competition. Pitch, hit and run winners announced Special to the Okeechobee News/ Okeechobee County Parks & RecreationMakai Comfort was among the participants in the county’s pitch, hit and run event.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News When Darby Jones injured her knee last fall in one of the Lady Brahmans nal matches, she feared she might never be able to play v olleyball again. Jones underwent surgery and rehabilitation this winter and regained the strength in her knee. Until recently though, she worried that her dreams of a college career had ended. That was, until Kim Crawford of South Florida Community College gave her a phone call and offered her a scholarship to play for the school in Avon Park. "After I got hurt I kind of gave up on the fact that I could play volleyball. I didn't really think it was an option. Last week the coach called and asked me if I still wanted to play and how my knee was and said we have a scholarship for you if you want it. We went to talk to her and I verbally committed," she stated. Jones won't have to worry about academics too much. With dual enrollment courses already done, she has to take only seven classes to earn an associate's degree. She w ants to study biology. Jones said she can stay up to two years at A von Park if she desires. Her ultimate goal is to play for Florida Gulf Coast University, a Div ision I program. She said Crawford might be able to help her get contacts with other larger schools when the time comes. Jones suffered her knee injury at senior night and tried to gut through a few matches at the district tournament. She could hardly move and jump so she decided she couldn't help the team and served only as their main cheerleader. She also had to sit out the ag football season where she had been a solid receiver. Jones still worked hard, and has been in the gym lifting weights to strengthen the knee on a regular basis, "My passion for volleyball kind of pushed me through after the surgery. I did give up on the fact that I could play college volleyball because I hurt myself and no college coach wants someone who is injured." Jones said the phone call was akin to a gift from God. She got really excited because she knew this was the opportunity she had worked for since she started playing volleyball at age seven. "God sent me a gift and I was like yes," she added. "This is obviously in God's plan for me." Jones said she also likes the fact that the campus is less than an hour away and that her father and coach Todd Jones can attend her college matches. "He isn't going to coach next year so he can come to my games. I want him there because he's been there since I started playing," she added. Jones said her story shows that no one should ever give up on their dreams because the dream will come back to you if that is what you're supposed to do in life. The Florida Department of Transportation advises motorists of road work planned for the w eek of May 12 in Okeechobee County. U.S. 441 from SR 15/CR 68, east to Northw est 344th Street: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing the shoulders near the roadway. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures and use caution when traveling through w ork area. U.S. 98/U.S. 441 at the Taylor Creek Drawbridge: Construction project: Work continues to make structural, mechanical and electrical repairs to the drawbridge, replace expansion joints, renovate the control house, paint the bridge, restore concrete on SR 15, and make slope repairs. Bridge work continues with preparations for the painting of the bridge and installation of new mechanical and electrical equipment. Crews will work both daytime and nighttime hours. Both the daytime and nighttime work may require intermittent opening of the drawbridge (approximately 15 minutes). Some work may be performed on Saturday but traf c impacts are not anticipated. Motorists should drive with caution and plan for delays in traf c. Project completion is estimated in summer 2013. The contractor is M & J Construction of Pinellas County, Inc. U.S. 98/U.S. 441 from Northwest 36th St. to Northwest Ninth St.: Maintenance project: Crews are edging and sweeping along the sidewalks and curbs in the area. No lane closures are expected, however, motorists should drive with caution. SR 710 from north side of SR 710 between SR 70 and Northeast 34th Ave.: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing the drainage structures. No lane closures are expected, but motorists are advised to be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway and to use caution driving in this area. SR 70 between Southwest 72nd Terrace and Southwest 8th Ave.: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing drainage structures. Motorists should expect lane closures. Motorists are also advised to be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway and to use caution driving in this area. SR 70 from Southwest 24th St. to U.S. 98/U.S. 441: Maintenance project: Crews are edging and sweeping along the sidewalks and curbs.. Motorists are advised to be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway and to use caution driving in this area. Okeechobee RoadWatch 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 104 NW 7th Ave. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945Lic. RE Broker Auctioneer# AU2579. 1,430 Acre Ranch in Eastern Okeechobee CountyOffered Exclusively by: The Tucker Group, LLC Call Brandon Tucker (772) 201-8722$3,750 per acre Northern 1300 Acres SOLD 8/24/2012 century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 4000-M: Buckhead Ridge Move in condition, roomy w/lg family rm overlooking water, plenty of storage rm. 1200 Total Sq Ft. Some appliances, new seawall, shed and more! $99,000 MLS #206632 ON 6+ ACRES LAKE ACCESS LAKE ACCESS FORECLOSURE 5026-M: Bassinger 3 bd, 2 ba Doublewide mobile home 1536 sq ft under air/2112 TSF, fenced and crossed fenced, barn with horse stalls, and pond. $90,000 MLS #206642 3000-M: Treasure Island 3/2 Doublewide MH 1,404 under air/1,536 TSF, fenced. Easy to see. Make Offer! $39,900 NOW $34,900 MLS #206636 5003-H: Lazy 7 Estates 3/2/2 on an acre. 2022 total sq ft/1290 under air. Many upgraded features! Too many to list here! $159,900 NOW $155,900 MLS #206138 5012-H: Basswood 3 bd/2 ba Modular house. Built in 2006, 1040 Total Sq Ft, concrete drive that leads to carport/shed. Easy to show! $56,000 MLS #206693 2003-M: Taylor Creek, MH w/addition, lg workshop, screen front porch, large covered back deck, seawall, furnished, roof under 5 yrs old, a 3/2. $69,000 MLS #206694 • Indian Hammock Two 2+/acre parcels $35,000 Make Offer! • Lot behind SunTrust Bank $18,000 • 5+/-acres NW 30th Ter $42,000 • Dixie Ranch 4+/-acres $30,000 • Basswood Lot 124x125 $6,000 Make Offer! • acre in Edgewater $14,000 Make offer! MLS #206356 • 40+/Acres of vacant/pasture land in the Fort Drum area. Paved street in front $120,000 NOW $118,900 MLS #206360 • 319+/-acres on Hwy 441 N $4,000,000 • 55+/-acres on SR 710 $330,000. Make Offer! • 21.41 +/acres in Bridlewood Ranches $57,900 MOTIVATED SELLER: COMFORT IN THE OAKS CBS Custom Built home 3/2/1 with a beautiful fireplace, crown molding throughout, pocket doors, custom arches, Oak hardwood floors, solid maple cabinets with chocolate glaze, cultured marble bathrooms, insulated colonial windows, two wells on property, sprinkler system on timer, motion sensor flood lights outside. THIS IS A BEAUTY!! Over 100 Listings COUNTRY HILLS~ Horse lovers paradise! 4Bd/ 2Ba CBS home. 1568 SF under air2270 TLA. Open concept, vaulted ceilings, split plan. Spacious kitchen, 12X56 Screened lanai w/Spa. 20X40 Wkshop/carport. Commercial above ground pool. Riding arena, 4 stalls-water & elec., hotwire fencing. Fenced/cross fenced. EXCEPTIONAL $227,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 15 Okeechobee News May 12, 2013 SFCC offers volleyball pact to OHS’ Jones Darby Jones

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