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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Sunday, May 19, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 60 13.44 feetLast Year: 11.61 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. Magistrate to consider code violations ... Page 14 OHS baseball players honored at banquet ... Page 18 Are you at risk for high blood pressure? ... Page 12 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High School looked in-house when they decided to hire Morgan Ungerott as the new head basketball coach for Lady Brahman hoops this month. Ungerott had worked as an assistant coach under both Tony Sherlock and Erin Morrow, and also had a successful run as the school’s boys tennis coach. There was a sense of comfort between the school administration and the new coach. Ungerott knows she has a big job. The team has struggled in recent years in terms of won-loss record. They’ve even cut the junior varsity program in recent years. They also won’t have two top players next year Ami Edwards and Carley McCoin. In addition, softball and volleyball are the big sports for Okeechobee girls. Basketball is often an afterthought with few organized leagues and no organized travel ball league. Very few Lady Brahman players play the sport all year long. The basketball team also has to compete with soccer for winter time athletes. Ungerott said she plans to run a disciplined program which requires the players to attend practice. Last year varsity players missed a total of 101 practices. In 2014, there will be a maximum of three missed Ungerott is new girls basketball coach The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will continue to release water from Lake Okeechobee as part of its effort to manage lake levels for the upcoming wet season. The Corps has developed another 10-day schedule of releases that began May 18 for the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The target ow over the 10day period is 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) over as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. The target ow for the St. Lucie Estuary is 250 cfs, as measured at the St. Lucie Lock near Stuart. The target ow will include lake water, and any runoff that might be collected in the St Lucie Canal. The release is being conducted in accordance with the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS), the master plan for water management of the lake. Friday, the lake stage is 13.44 feet, which is within the Low Operational Sub-Band. Under current conditions, the Corps is authorized to release up to 2,000 cfs to the Caloosahatchee and 730 cfs to the St. Lucie. The releases are currently being held below those levels to minimize impacts to the environment. Additionally, the Corps has coordinated additional releases o f water to locations south of Lake Okeechobee. Movement of water to the south is at maximum allowable levels. The Corps will closely monitor the releases and adjust ows as necessary to balance the competing needs and purposes o f Lake Okeechobee. Public safet y remains the Corps’ top priority. COE continues releases from Lake Okeechobee Okeechobee News/C. MurphyMorgan Ungerott F W C p l a n FWC plan p r o t e c t s protects k e s t r e l s kestrels T h e S o u t h e a s t e r n A m e r i c a n K e s t r e l t h e s m a l l e s t f a l c o n The Southeastern American Kestrel, the smallest falcon i n N o r t h A m e r i c a i s a m o n g t h e s p e c i e s u n d e r c o n s i d e r in North America, is among the species under considera t i o n b y t h e F l o r i d a W i l d l i f e C o m m i s s i o n o n t h e i m p e r i l e d ation by the Florida Wildlife Commission on the imperiled s p e c i e s p l a n T h e F W C e n c o u r a g e s l a n d o w n e r s t o h e l p b y species plan. The FWC encourages landowners to help by p u t t i n g u p n e s t i n g b o x e s s u i t a b l e f o r k e s t r e l s F o r m o r e o n putting up nesting boxes suitable for kestrels. For more on t h e s t o r y s e e p a g e 5 ( F W C p h o t o b y J a c k R o g e r s ) the story, see page 5. (FWC photo by Jack Rogers)See LAKE — Page 5 See UNGEROTT — Page 5

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Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 88F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 68F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastMonday : Partly cloudy with chance of a thunderstorm/rain. High of 88F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Monday Night : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tuesday : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 88F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall near 0.4 in. possible. Tuesday Night : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 17TH Thurs., May 23RDFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “IRON MAN 3”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:10, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:10, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:15, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:15, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “THE GREAT GATSBY”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:20, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:20, 7:00 & 9:20, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 2 Okeechobee News May 19, 2013 Special to Okeechobee NewsIn the military...First Lt. Toner Kelly (right), the son of Tim and Shelby Kelly of Okeechobee, and a 2007 graduate of Okeechobee High School, recently completed the Basic Warrior Skills (BWS) phase of U.S. Army Flight Training at Fort Rucker Alabama. BWS is the phase of training when pilots learn to perform terrain ight and navigation at low altitudes in the OH-58 Kiowa helicopter. At left is Department of Army Civilian (DAC) Larry Peterson who is also a graduate of Okeechobee High School (Class of 1988) and served as 1st Lt. Kelly's evaluator. Okeechobee Forecast

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Graduation I hope the planners of the graduation party take a look at similar events and cons ider some changes. Instead of auctioning off the prizes, how about a door prize drawing to give all of the kids a chance? And I hope they can make sure that no one goes home empty handed.IRS and Obamacare Sarah Hall Ingram served as commiss ioner of the of ce responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act of ce, the IRS con rmed to ABC News. Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking t he fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part of that time, Grant served as deputy c ommissioner of the tax-exempt unit. Grant announced today that he would retire June 3, despite being appointed as commissioner of the tax-exempt of ce May 8.  Obama rewards the person who did t he most to kill his political enemies. She is now in charge of the part of Obamacare t hat will be responsible for administrating s ervices. She will decide if the procedure t hat you need is really worth having done. Example: is it really worth giving someone in their eighties heart surgery, replace their hips or knees. Just hope she doesn’t nd out t hat you belong to the conservative party.  We should do away with the IRS/federal taxes in favor of a Fair Tax for everyone. T his would de nitely stop any favoritism or targeting of any persons or groups. As for Obama Care, hopefully it is going to get c ompletely put down. A bortion doctor Convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell gave up his right to appear in order to avoid t he death penalty. Given the opportunity, Gosnell chose life. Too bad his victims didn’t get the same choice.Air Force One How about a sequester for Air Force One and only use it for of cial business? Arcades and video games  Our Florida law makers and our governor have passed this new law that will hurt hundreds of VFWs, American Legions, service clubs and arcades in the state of Florida. I have never played these machines or been to an arcade but I know many citizens and good people that really enjoy them. Closing the arcades is hurting our economy because the people were winning gift cards that can be used at our local businesses and not to mention all the employees, arcade owners and commercial landlords that will lose their income because of this stupid new law.Gun controlGun control de ned: The theory that people who are willing to ignore laws against rape, torture, kidnapping, theft, and murder will obey a law which prohibits them from owning a rearm.Raccoons We have been seeing a lot of raccoons, opossums and skunks on the prowl in the Lazy 7 area lately. It is the time of year many animals are more active. The problem is that these wild animals may carry disease and be a danger to pets and children. Do your part to keep from attracting the wild animals into the neighborhoods. Do not leave pet food out at night. If you feed your dogs and cats outside and they don’t nish all their food by sunset, take the dishes inside. If your garbage cans are outside, make sure they have locking lids that are secured, or else secure the lids with bungee cords or put a cement block on top of the lid. County buildings A commissioner told me that it was cheaper to build a new building rather than rent an existing building and that it was cheaper to rent a building to store records in than to build a cheap storage building. You have got to be kidding me.  This county is dying and instead of doing something that will bring businesses here they just keep lying to us and wasting our money. I was surprised that Culpepper (someone who is from the coast) was the only one to vote against it and he had some very good reasons why he did but the other commissioners weren’t listening. Checkmate!By Calvin H. Fryar, pastorBrighton Baptist Church2 Kings 11:1—“And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal. 2 But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king’s sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and his nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain. 3 And he was with her hid in the house of the LORD six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land.” The only way to win a game of chess is to checkmate your opponent. This means that his king is under the direct attack of one or more of your pieces, and he cannot move to a square on the right or to the left, nor go forward or backward. You have him blocked on all sides. The opposing player may have more chessmen on the board, but if his king is in check and has nowhere to go, he is beaten.— Our Daily Bread. Athaliah was the wife of Jehoshaphat, the daughter of Ahab. When her son, Ahaziah, was killed, she saw an opportunity to grab the power of the throne of Judah. So she had all of her grandchildren killed in order to secure her own position. There was one son who was saved, however—his name was Joash. The name Joash means “Jehovah has become man.” I believe his name is prophetic and God was telling us that against all attempts by Satan to destroy the promised seed, Jesus will be born of David’s seed. You see, young Joash was the only one of David’s seed who lived beyond this slaughter—the king was still alive. It was sort of like a chess game and like chess, the game is not over until the king is taken out—then it is checkmate! This was SATAN’S PLAN—he wanted to destroy the Savior before He was born. Therefore, Athaliah “arose and destroyed the entire seed royal [or so she thought].” Satan’s plan is always to defeat and destroy God’s people and His plan of salvation. That is why Satan has made attempts again and again to try to destroy the line that would lead to Christ. This was his plan when all the male babies were to be slain down in the land of Egypt. He also used wicked Haman to have all the Jews exterminated in the time of Queen Esther. And after Jesus was born, he worked through old Herod by killing all the baby boys around Bethlehem. It was close but thank God he failed! The line of David was reduced so there was only one survivor. Joash, was only one year old when he was hidden. He was hidden in the temple for six years. During that time th e bloody queen ruled the land. If Satan had destroyed David’s seed, God’s promise to David could never take place. Satan is still trying to defeat God’s plan of redemption and he will not admit defeat! More Christians have been murdered by this monster in our day than an y time in the past. Jesus Christ, the Son of David, is SALVATION’S POWER—“And he was … hid in th e house of the LORD….” Satan still moves upon the world like a master chess player. Even now he is putting all of his pawns in place for the last chec k mate—how close will he come. From a grea t chess player of Cincinnati, we learn that in th e early part of the last century an artist who was also a great chess player painted a picture o f a chess game. The players were a young man and Satan. The young man manipulated th e white pieces; Satan the black pieces. The issue of the game was this: should the young man win, he was to be forever free from th e power of evil; should the devil win, the young man was to be his slave forever. The artist evidently believed in the supreme power of evil, for his picture presented the devil as victor. In the conception of the artist, the devil had just moved his queen and had announced a checkmate in four moves. The young man’s hand hovered over his rook; his face paled with amazement—there was no hope. Th e devil wins! He was to be a slave forever. For years, this picture hung in a great ar t gallery. Chess players from all over the world viewed the picture. They acquiesced in th e thought of the artist. The devil wins! But a man named Morphy, a supreme master of chess in his day, an undefeated champion stood befor e the picture, ve minutes, ten minutes, twent y minutes, and thirty minutes. He was all concentration; he lifted and lowered his hands as, in imagination, he made and eliminated moves. Suddenly, his hand paused, his eyes burned with the vision of a possible move to save the young man. Suddenly, he shouted, “Young man, make that move. That’s th e move!” To the amazement of all, the old master, the supreme chess personality, has discovered a combination that the creating artist had not considered. The young man defeated th e Devil.—Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations. Come to the cross of Jesus. Jesus has defeated and broken Satan’s power. Make tha t move! May 19, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!

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The fourth and nal group of draft action plans to conserve dozens of Florida sh and w ildlife species is ready for public inspection and input, including plans to protect pillar coral and the Southeastern American kestrel. Since February, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has shared plans to conserve 60 species listed now as state-threatened or species of special concern. While listing status may change for some species once a nal Imperiled Species Management Plan is approved by the Commission, all 60 species will be managed by the FWC to maintain or grow their populations to preserve Florida's wildlife legacy for future generations. The FWC, in this nal group, is releasing draft action plans for 13 species. In addition to pillar coral and kestrel, there are plans for the limpkin, crystal darter, Black Creek cray sh, Santa Fe cave cray sh and seven reptiles that reside in the Florida Keys. The reptiles are the Key ringneck snake, rim rock crowned snake, Florida Keys mole skink, as well as lower Keys populations of Florida brownsnake, Peninsula ribbon snake, red rat snake and striped mud turtle. The public is invited to go to MyFWC. com/Imperiled to read and comment on the plans for these 13 species, with the last day for public comment being June 21. "The FWC is conserving species such as the Florida black bear, bald eagle and gopher tortoise by using management plans that address a single species. With the challenge of conserving 60 additional species, the FWC is strategically marshaling its resources in ways that address the species' common threats and needs," said Claire Sunquist Blunden, the FWC's stakeholder coordinator for the Imperiled Species Management Plan. "Once draft species action plans are revised to incorporate public input, the FWC's work in the coming year will focus on developing conservation strategies that will bene t multiple species." The Southeastern American kestrel, the smallest falcon in North America, is also being recommended for listing as a threatened species. Once found commonly through seven southeastern states, this subspecies now lives primarily in Florida. The kestrel is dependent on using the nesting cavities o f other birds such as woodpeckers, but in the absence of naturally created cavities, manmade nesting boxes are acceptable to this bird of prey. More than 160 nesting boxes for kestrels in Levy and Marion counties have been maintained during the past two decades by biologists from the FWC, Universit y of Florida and University of Nevada-Reno. In 2009, the FWC initiated the Southeaster Future conservation of kestrels will depend on the cooperation of many partners beyond the FWC, including private landowners willing to manage their lands to provide wildlife habitat. Go to MyFWC.com/Research, click on "Wildlife" and then on "Southeastern American Kestrel" for information on building a kestrel nest box. 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 5 Okeechobee News May 19, 2013 practices before dismissal from the team. Ungerott also has scheduled more Big Lake and Heartland area teams so her club can see a little success. The district will also be weaker with Jensen Beach, South Fork, Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce Westwood. OHS has not advanced to regional play this century and it'll take work from the ground up to build the basketball program. Ungerott said she plans to be active in the community and be an ambassador for the sport for girls beginning at a young age. She also plans to work with the middle school programs. Ungerott is a native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She played four years of varsity basketball at the high school there and was the point guard. She said that experience on the oor running the team will help her as a coach this year. She has also solicited the assistance of Sherlock, the former Lady Brahman head coach, to mentor and assist her. Ungerott went to college on a tennis scholarship at Cleveland State University. She has taught English in Okeechobee schools at the freshman campus for the past two years. She got a job in Okeechobee in 2008 because she surfed the internet well and applied for every teaching job she could locate. She received a phone call from Principal Carol Revels, came down for an interv iew and fell in love with Okeechobee. "I had never heard of Okeechobee before and I thought Florida would be a good place to move to. I like the small town atmosphere and the people here are very supportive of sports," she added. Ungerott said while she always loved basketball as a kid, she really got attached to the game as she attended college. She got to be around the men's basketball program at Cleveland State and got close to the coaches and players. She learned a lot about the game from the experts. She moved to Virginia with her former husband and he accepted a job at Virginia Commonwealth just as the school went to the NCAA Final Four where they lost to Butler in Houston, Texas. Ungerott said the energy and excitement of fans for basketball during that tournament was something she won't ever forget. Ungerott was actually offered the job a few months ago. She debated for several weeks whether she wanted to take it. In the end she said she cared a lot about the returning players and wanted to give it a shot. "I thought about the young kids in the program and the possibility of what they could become. I think if they get a little more encouragement, we could see some results," she added. Returning players Ungerott plans to count on include Cheyenne Nunez, Bethany Stuart, Taylor Trent, Baylee Farless, Hailey Greeson, Imari Roberts, Sha'Dajia Williams, Emily Worth and a group of players from the middle school level. She also would like to bring back the junior varsity squad eventually if the talent level is there to eld a respectable team. UNGEROTTContinued From Page 1 FWC works on plans to protect imperiled species For more information on water level and ows data for Lake Okeechobee, visit the corps' water management page at the Jacksonville District website: http://w3.saj.usace. army.mil/h2o/currentLL.shtml. LAKEContinued From Page 1 The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce inv estigated reports of the following crimes last w eek. ASSAULT 900 block of N.W. 23rd Lane 4100 block of S.E. 28th St. 13800 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 400 block of N.W. Sixth St. 2000 block of N.E. 304th St. 2900 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 400 block of N.W. Sixth St. 200 block of S.W. Second Ave. 1600 block of U.S. 441 N. 2800 block of N.W. 33rd Ave BURGLARY 3200 block of S.E. 33rd Terrace 500 block of S.E. 38th Ave. 600 block of S.E. 26th Drive 2600 block of N.W. Sixth St. 2600 block of N.W. Second St. 2800 block of N.W. 46th Ave. 4200 block of S.E. 27th St. 2600 block of N.W. Second St. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2000 block of S.E. 33rd St. 2800 block of U.S. 441 N. 2000 block of S.W. 67th Drive 3500 block of N.W. 39th Ave. FRAUD 10700 block of N.W. 144th Trail 5200 block of S.W. 16th Ave. 2700 block of N.E. 11th Court THEFT 3600 block of N.W. 22nd Ave. 400 block of U.S. 98 N. 600 block of S.E. 26th Drive 800 block of S.E. Third St. 1500 block of S.W. 35th Circle 2300 block of S. Parrott Ave. 3800 block of N.W. 16th Blvd. 1600 block of S.R. 70 W. 800 block of S.E. Third Court 7300 block of N.W. 86th Court 3000 block of S.E. 28th St. 2600 block of S.E. 25th Drive 4000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. OCSO Investigations

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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.Jeffrey “Jeff” Woods, 56OKEECHOBEE — Jeffrey “Jeff” Woods passed away May 16, 2013 at the Hamrick Home. He was born April 17, 1957 in Boynton Beach. He came to Okeechobee West Palm Beach in 2004. Mr. Woods proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the VFW in Treasure Island. Mr. Woods was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Conlan and stepson, Ryan O’Leary. He is survived by his wife, Debra Woods; daughter, Misty Woods (Justin Carver) all o f Okeechobee; stepdaughter, Tessa Parra of Austin, Texas and stepfather, Watson Conlan o f Jacksonville. No services will be held at this time. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. 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 o f Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florid a 34972. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News May 19, 2013 V FW Ladies to host breakfastBuckhead Ridge VFW Ladies Auxiliary w ill hold their monthly breakfast on Sunday, May 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. They will serve biscuits & gravy, sausage, home fries, eggs any way you want them, toast, juice and coffee for a donation of $5. This event is open to the public. For information, call the Post at 863-467-2882.Legion hosting Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night bingo beginning on Sunday, May 19, 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.Elks Lodge plans barbecueElks Lodge 2871 will hold a family barbecue Sunday, May 19 at 1 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Community Park on S.R. 78 W. behind the Buckhead Ridge 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.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will have its regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 20 beginning at noon in the museum building on U.S. 98 N. Anyone is invited to attend, just bring a covered dish to share!Garden, Orchid clubs to meetOn Monday, May 20 the Garden Club w ill meet at 6 p.m. followed by the Orchid Club at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce, at 451 U.S. 98 N. Bring an orchid to show or a problem plant to discuss. For information, call 863-763-3189.County Fair Board to meetThe Okeechobee County Fair Board will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 21, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Chamber of Commerce of ce.Dr. Hayes to attend serviceFaith Alive Fellowship, 3075 S.W. Third Terrace, will have a service with Dr. Norvel Hayes, founder of New Life Bible College, on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m.Ask-A-Lawyer session slatedAttorney Glenn J. Sneider and Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. will host a free Ask -A-Lawyer session for the public at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. on Wednesday, May 22, from 2 to 4:30 pm. Okeechobee area residents in need of legal information and who do not have a lawyer will have an opportunity to meet Mr. Sneider to discuss their legal matters.Chamber luncheon plannedThe quarterly Chamber Business Investor Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 beginning at 11:30 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m. at the Williamson Center. Nick Blount of 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 relocating 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.Book club will meet May 23Everyone is invited to the Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club meeting on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the library. Each person will share their latest book. It’s a great way to nd more summer reading. For information, call Jan at 863-357-9980.Learning Coalition will meetThe 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.Moose Club plans eventsThere will be washer toss in the Tiki Hut on Saturday, May 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. On Thursday, May 30, bingo will begin at 1 p.m. Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, bingo starts with Bonanza at 6:30 p.m. Food will be available in the afternoon. Thursday night pool has moved to 2 p.m. On Sunday, June 2, breakfast is cancelled for the summer! Proceeds from these events go to support Moose Charities programs.BRAT hosting teen danceThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, at 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. Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 VFW hosting holiday cookoutThe Big Lake VFW Post #10539 is having a Memorial Day cookout on Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m. There will be ribs and chicken by Don, and potato salad and baked beans. There will be no wings. The public is welcome. Tickets for a Father’s Day Survival Kit are on sale at six for $5. The drawing is on June 9. Proceeds support veteran programs. Call 863-763-2308 for information.Livestock Show group meetsThe Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show committee will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. in the Osceola 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 of the school board of ce.Facility to host support groupThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility, 608 N.E. Second Ave. (behind Rita’s Furniture), will host a Parkinson’s support group on Wednesday, May 29, at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, physical therapist, from New American Physical Therapy. We will provide free adult care and have discussions on how to make a difference with family and caregiver support, while exchanging experiences of Parkinson’s. Light refreshments will be served and free day care services will be provided during the session. There is no charge to attend and it is open to the public, family, and patients. For information, call 863-763-1700.Red Cross training offeredTrain-In-A-Day to become an American Red Cross volunteer on Saturday, June 1 from 8:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the American Red Cross Service Center, 323 N. Parrot Ave. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For information or to register, call 772-878-7077; or, e-mail at Eileen.Halatyn@ redcross.org.Sign up for local Idol contestThe Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will once again present the Chobee Idol talent show. The Chobee Idol show will hold auditions at the Hampton Inn on Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Call 863-623-7336, for information. Finalists will compete in the show on Saturday, June 29, at 7 p.m. at the KOA.Chamber luncheon plannedThe quarterly Chamber Business Investor Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 beginning at 11:30 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m. at the Williamson Center. Nick Blount of 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 relocating 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. Summer guide is availableWhat activities have you planned for your children this summer—how about your teens? The Shared Services Network (SSN) released the 2013 Summer Activity Guide on Thursday, May 2. The guide was sent home with every student in the Okeechobee school system. The hope is that this guide will assist parents in nding activities to keep your children safe, supervised and active this summer. If you would like a copy or information about the guide call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257.

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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 8 Okeechobee News May 19, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESEverglades Students of the WeekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of May 6-10 include: kindergarten students, Thomas Byars, Le’Kazjah Davis, Jayln Hernandez, Florencio Rangel-Salazar, Cord Kilgore, Tatyana Youngblood; rst grade students, Bray Smith, Madison Collins, Teana Williams, Clayton Rideker, Melissa Fonseca, Michael Marin, Ricky Hight; second grade students, Gianna Salerno, Nancy Peters, Samantha Slocum, Corbin Quinlin, Trinity Reynolds; third grade students, Adrian Santamaria, Diana Ruiz, Francisco Hernandez, Faith Brazil, Leah Hunter, Allyson Braodrick; fourth grade students, Gisselle Delgado, Kayla Morgan, Jesse Nunez, Darrien Bronson, Mercedes White; fth grade students, Justin Roberts, Jordin Blackburn, Vivana Jaimes, Dazshia Washington and Brianna Hight. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESSeminole Students of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of May 3: Mayte Orta-Santos, Luiz Reynoso, Fernando Liberato, Jasmine Snell, Luis Rojas-Ruiz, Alex Santibanez, Luis Toj, Clayton Wolf, Rafe Sexton, Eli Cannon, A’Nyiah Baker, Alicia Hilario, Yareli Rojo, Terrance Hill, Patricia Leon, Andrea Chavez, Adryauna Baker, Olivia Grif n, Guilibado Naranjo-Torres, Giuliana Ocampo, Daisy Baltazar and Daniel Vega.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 VENABLES … BRIDGES Peter & Dainae Venables of Fairland, Oklahoma are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Hailey Venables to Brett Bridges of Okeechobee, FL. e Prospective groom is the son of Ronnie and Angie Bridges of Okeechobee, FL. e Bride to be is a 2010 Graduate of Okeechobee High School and she attends IRSC Studying to be a Radiologic Technologist. e Groom is a 2007 Graduate from Okeechobee High School, Brett served 4 years in the United States Army as an Airborne Ranger and is currently attending IRSC to be a Fire medic. 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! 9 Okeechobee News May 19, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsCARE AwardThe Economic Council of Okeechobee proudly presented the Community Award Recognizing Enhancement, or CARE Award, to Wemmer Family Orthodontics for their new of ce building located at 2025 U.S. 441 N. in Okeechobee. The Economic Council of Okeechobee developed this quarterly award to acknowledge and promote the beauti cation businesses such as Wemmer Family Orthodontics have implemented to improve our community, realizing that rst impressions and aesthetics are important factors to visitors and potential investors. Eight months of construction on the state-of-the-art, energy-ef cient, three-unit of ce building was completed on March 1, 2011. Dr. Wemmer noted that the larger space with better visibility has increased his number of new patients while the modernized facility allows him to better serve his patients and provides a more comfortable working environment for his staff. Pictured left to right are Jon Geitner, Bob Riedel, Sandy Perry, Dr. David Wemmer, Patricia Wemmer, Nick Blount and Hoot Worley. Special to the Okeechobee NewsEconomic Council guest speakerOn Wednesday, May 1, the Economic Council of Okeechobee met at IRSC Williamson Conference & Education Center with invited speaker Dr. Calvin Arnold, laboratory director of the USDA's U. S. Horticultural Research Laboratory located in Ft. Pierce. The laboratory employs 175 people and has an annual budget of $15 million. Dr. Arnold explained that 60 percent of their research focuses on the citrus industry while the other 40 percent focuses on vegetables and ornamental plants. Citrus greening, a bacterial disease which is devastating Florida's citrus industry, is a main area of study. Pictured left to right are Brian Roy, Dr. Calvin Arnold, Courtney Kuhn, Dennis Corrick, H.M. Ridgely, III and Jon Geitner. Special to the Okeechobee NewsAgriculture Class learns about orist industryThe Okeechobee Christian Academy girls in Laura Lee Bryan's Agriculture Class enjoyed learning about the orist industry and were able to make fresh cut ower arrangements for Mother's Day. Special thanks to Flower Petals, Pat's Floral Design and Syble's Flowers and Gifts for the fresh cut owers they donated. Special to the Okeechobee NewsNational Friendship DayOn National Friendship Day, May 3, the Mother's Morning Out kids from First United Methodist Church visited the Okeechobee Rehabilitation Facility. They all enjoyed trivia games, singing and root beer oats! Pictured with leaders Nancy Vaughan and Wendy Smith are Jacey Noles, Amber Noles, Joshua Rivera, Zane Hicks, Bray Smith, Marek Stanley and Kaylee Connely.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 As Low As 863.763.55732100 S. Parrott AvenueOkeechobee, Florida 34974 www.centerstate b an k .com *Rate based on minimum beacon score of 721. **Line must be funded by 50% or $10,000 whichever is greater at closing. If line is closed within the “rst two years, consumer will be required to pay back the closing costs. Annual Percentage Rate may increase after consummation. 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 12 Okeechobee News May 19, 2013 Stroke occurs when blood cannot carry oxygen to the brain, whether due to blockage by a blood clot or a narrowing of blood vessels. According to the American Stroke Association, as much as 75% of rst time stroke sufferers have a history of high blood pressure. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is de ned as excessive pressure from blood ow against the walls of the arteries. Consistent high blood pressure overworks your heart and can break down arteries. Without healthy blood passageways, your risk of stroke skyrockets. You can control many risk factors of stroke by lowering your blood pressure. Keep a healthy weight. The more you weight, the more body mass pushes down on arteries. Exercise regularly. When you get your blood pumping in a healthy manner, your heart strengthens and arteries stay t. Cut stress out of your lifestyle. Implement relaxation techniques or take measures to improve the quality of your life, such as switching to a less stressful job. Control your cholesterol levels through healthy eating. Maintain healthy uid levels in your body. Fluid retention, caused by excessive salt intake, increases blood pressure. Quit smoking. When it comes to the risks of stroke, knowledge is power. Get screened annually. Write down your blood pressure numbers in a calendar or diary so you can trac k changes over time. Learn about your family's history o f blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Stay t with responsible exercise. Take note of your sodium intake. May is National Stroke Awareness Month, so learn about your blood pressure and your risk of stroke so you can take charge of your health. Raulerson Hospital offers Emergenc y Care and Rehabilitation services. Call our free Consult-A-Nurse¨ hotline at 763-9228 with questions or for a physician referral. Precursor to stroke: High blood pressure Special to the Okeechobee NewsNational Nurses DaySeminole Elementary honored it’s very own “Florence Nightingales” for National Nurses Day by showering them with cards, sweet treats and lots of hugs. Students in Mrs. Sickels’ class celebrated with Tobi Cross and Morgan Hord for the occasion. Learn about your blood pressure and your ris k of stroke so you can take charge of your health.— Raulerson Hospital

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Over 100 Listings RIVER OAK ACRES ~ Airstrip Home with Lighted 5,000’ Airstrip. Hangar with attached 12 x 36 enclosed RV Garage. Two story, chairlift on stairs. 2401 SF / 4011 TLA. Fireplace, skylights, greenhouse window, stained glass, 3Bd/ 3 Ba/ 2Carport. Wrap around balcony with airstrip view and view of Kissimmee River. FLY-IN! MLS 206825 $269,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 HOME WITH AIRPLANE HANGER 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!! 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 1003-M: Seminole Cove 55+ comm. w/ clubhouse amenities. Great lake view, 2/2 DWMH w/addition, 2 car carport, 1023 sq ft under air/1957Total sq ft $69,900 NOW $67,500 MLS #206023 REDUCED FORECLOSURE 5006-M: Ft. Drum 2 bdm, 2 ba DWMH on a nice large lot. Needs some work. 1344 sq ft under air/1831 total sq ft. $32,000 MLS #206104 5011-M: Four Seasons 2006, 2br/2ba MH on acre. Great location for east coast commuters! Fenced yard w/4 sheds, wooden front porch. Make offer! $59,000 MLS #204129 5036-M: 2BR/2BA Mobile home on 1.48-/+ acre. 924 total sq ft. Large front deck, Island Kitchen, in back yard and shed. $45,000 MLS #206799 5010-H: Great view from this 2-story Rim Canal house on 1.98+/acres. 2/1 downstairs. 1/1 upstairs. Kit., Lvg pole barn, fenced, boat ramp. $140,000 MLS #206826 1001-M: River Run Waterfront well maintained with seapaved driveway and screen in porch. 1598 under air/2102 total sq ft. $59,900 MLS #206852 • 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 $57,900 104 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 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. 14 Okeechobee News May 19, 2013 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Four new cases and three old cases are on the agenda for Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate hearing scheduled for May 21 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Avenue.New business Robbie L. Baker and Margie Jones were cited for nuisance and overgrown grass and w eeds at their 2012 S.E. 33rd St. Corrective actions sought include removing foam panels and other trash and debris from the property and canal bank adjacent to the property, mowing and trimming overgrown grass and w eeds and removing accumulation of old tires on the property.  Douglas P. Cooper and Mary L. Cooper w ere cited for their property at 2415 U.S. 441 S.E., for outdoor storage on a vacant parcel. The property owners were directed to remove all vehicles, mechanical parts and trailers from the property.  Howard Haight and Heather Fisher, w ere cited for demolition debris on their 2219 S.E. 40th Ave. property and directed to take correction action: “The demolition debris on the parcel must be removed immediately. The condition of this property poses a health and safety hazard to the neighborhood.”  John R. and Christine V. Fuller were cited for a condemned mobile home on their 108 S.E. 66th Ave. property. In order to bring the property into compliance, they were directed to obtain a demolition permit from the Department of Planning and Development and remove the derelict mobile home and construction debris from the property.Old business Billy Joe Runyon, was previously cited for overgrown grass and weeds on his 3662 S.W. 16th St. property.  Randy L. Worth and Darnell L. Worth, were previously cited for overgrown grass and weeds on their 3375 S.W. 17th St. property.  Thomas S. Velie and Rachel A. Velie, were previously cited for a condemned structure on their 30950 U.S. 441 N., and directed to obtain the necessary permits and remove the structure and all debris from the property. Failure to correct the code enforcement violations could result in a ne of up to $250 per day. Special magistrate to hear code violation cases 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).  Peggy Busby Powell, 62, S.W. 25th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested May 16 by Deputy Yero Todman on felony charges of grand theft and uttering a forged instrument. She was released on her own recognizance.  Jessica Lee Rutherford, 29, N.W. 20th St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 16 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felonies of uttering a forged instrument and attempt to use the identi cation of another person, and the misdemeanors of giving false identi cation to a law enforcement of cer and driving while license suspended with knowledge. Her bond was set at $14,000.  Michelle Elaine Mixson, 37, N.W. 18th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 16 by Deputy Adam Baker on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of robbery with a deadly weapon. Her bond was set at $100,000. 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

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full TimeCDL Class A DriverSoutheast Milk is seeking CDL Class A driver *Must have a minimum of 2 years veri able experience. Medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D, STD, LTD, 401KAccess www.southeastmilk.org to print a driver application or call 800-544-8429 for more information DFWP & EEO Employment Full Time REGIONAL DRIVER Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for a regional Class A company CDL driver with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record. Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more!Okeechobee Christian Academy seeks certi ed teachers and professionals for the 2013-2014 school year. Elementary and Secondary (History and Math) positions are available. E-mail oca.of ces @gmail.com or call 863-763-3072 WANTED Lic. Beautician/ Barber and Nail tech for a growing upscale Salon. Best pay scale and location in Town. Located across from TD Bank. Call Angel 863-228-7539 or 863-824-0717 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 Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Employment Full Time Pets/SuppliesFree Kittens: 10 weeks old, house trained. Call 863-623-6250 ToolsFor Sale Delta Rockwell Drill $115.00, Craftsman Work Bench & Compact Position Toolbox $ 85.00. Bench Grinder $ 75.00 Call M-F 863-467-9800. 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 Apartments For Rent 1 Bedroom for $460 mo., 3 Bedroom for $600 mo. and RV spots for $175 mo. No Money No Call 561-386-5636or 561-968-2083 For Rent2/1 Oak Lake Apts Washer/Dryer/Patio $750/mth incl water 1st, last, $500 Security Call: 863-634-3312. Apartments EX-LARGE (1)BEDROOM (1)BATH W/EAT-IN KITCHEN. CHARMING MEXICAN CLAY TILE FLOORS THROUGHOUT. NEW INTERIOR, SITUATED ON “FIRST CLASS” SPRAWLING PROPERTY. $555.PER MONTH, INCLUDING ALL UTILITIES AND LAWN CARE. NO PETS CALL M-F 863-467-9800 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 Condos/Townhouses Rent2bd/1ba Townhome with w/d, completely furnished, 3 people maximum, with or with out utilities. Located in Kings Bay. Call 863-634-8331 For Rent2/2 Villa #49 Completely remodeled, very clean. BRAND NEW CONDITION No pets $900/mth 1st, last, $600 Security. Call 863-634-3312. KINGS BAY 2br, 1ba, W/D, very clean, tile oors $550 + sec. (863)763-2414 Houses Rent1 & 2 BEDROOM NICELY FURNISHED HOUSES WITH OR WITHOUT UTILITIES LONG OR SHORT TERM LEASE (863)447-0742. For Rent $900 a month 2004 CBS Home 2 Bedroom/2 Bath 937 SE 38th Avenue 863-610-1980 David May Big Lake Real Estate 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 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Mobile Home RentKISSIMMEE RIVER Estates, 2 Bedroom, 17300 Brickerhoff Ln. Nice, clean home w/car port and 2 large sheds. $500 mo. + $500 sec. Lawn & Water maintenance included. Call 317-402-5441. Mobile HomeSaleFor Sale 2br/1ba Mobile Home in 55+ Park on canal with Lake access, screened porch & shed. $2,900.00 O.B.O. Call 863-623-6256 Palm Harbor Homes Check us out at: http://www.palm harbor.com/ model-center/plantcity/ $8,500 off any Palm Harbor purchased John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Campers/RVsTruck Camper 8ft, Slide in, pop-up, frig., stove, queen bed. Like new condition. $3,500 call 863-467-1308 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 MotorcyclesYAMAHA VIRAGO ‘95 750cc, red & white. saddlebags, windsheild. Comfortable ride. $1500 (863)801-5405 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Automobiles2002 Mercury Grand Marquis, Silver w/blac k top, 100,006 miles original owner, new tires and wheel covers, leather and cold air $4,300.00 O.B.O. 863-763-0017 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News May 19, 2013

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Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Public Notice School Board Special Meeting The School Board of Okeechobee County will meet in special session at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Room 303 of the School Board Administration Building at 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, to set a date and to discuss procedures for a legislative impasse hearing between the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 and the Okeechobee County School Board regarding the Classi ed Personnel Contract. Regular School Board business will also be conducted. The meeting is open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools443529 ON 5/19/2013 Notice of Hearing Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee County Health. Department Auditorium, located at 1728 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact Faye Huffman at. the Planning and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Ave., Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, (863) 824-3001. All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need. to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Code Enforcement tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the Department. Faye Huffman, Secretary to the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate 443508 ON 5/19/2013 NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A MEETING ON TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013 AT 9:00 A.M. AT 17429 NW 242ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (FIELD OFFICE). A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PRECEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICE BY CALLING (863)-763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. WILLARD M. BYARS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863)763-4601 OR (863)634-3166 443539 ON 5/19/2013 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.CASE No. 2009CA000507 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., PLAINTIFF, vs. MARY B. EDISON, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF ACTION To: The Unknown Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, and all. Others who may claim an interest in the Estate of Hillie, Deceased RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 7862 NE 16th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 3, ROSEWOOD ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 90, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Gladstone Law Group, P.A., attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33486, and le the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the rst publication of this notice, otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Okeechobee Times. DATED: May 16, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Jennifer Rediker Deputy Clerk of the Court 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 ADA Coordinator at 772-807-4377, fax ADA@circuit19.org, Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 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. 443731 ON 5/19,26/2013 Some newspapers seem to take pleasure in the bad news. Not us. We do print badŽ news. (It IS newsworthy when things go wrong, and citizens need to know about problems.) Still, we give most of our attention to good news the kind you clip and tape to your refrigerator door. (This isnt difficult. The vast majority of what happens in our community IS good.) How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 17 Okeechobee News May 19, 2013 ACROSS 1 Im clueless!Ž 6 Half of Ethiopias capital 11 Finger-to-lips syllable 14 1994 peace prize sharer Yitzhak 15 C.S. who created Narnia 16 Chinese word of enlightenment 17 St. Patricks day shout 19 IV administrators 20 0, in Spain 21 Linus awaits the Great Pumpkin in one 22 Singers aid 23 Unconventional merchandise quantity 25 Breaking Up Is Hard to DoŽ singer Neil 27 Lewinsky confidante Linda 30 Delinquency word more commonly heard in the plural 32 Business that serves smokers 36 Fifth in NYC, e.g. 37 Contraire vis--vis la __: illegal, in Lyons 38 Finished first 39 With leave,Ž settle for the existing situation 46 M*A*S*HŽ system 47 Drum majors cap 48 Heat rub product 50 Oysters-on-thehalf-shell seller 54 Menlo Park middle name 55 Somewhat warm 58 Wave radio maker 59 Work the soil 60 Privileged group, and an aptly highlighted feature of 17-, 32and 39-Across 62 Bachelor in personals, briefly 63 Short explosive? 64 Its not an express 65 Half and half 66 Yarn unit 67 Buck of country music DOWN 1 Artist El __ 2 Rowed 3 Classic Ford 4 Company that merged with Konica 5 Stonehenge loc. 6 Actress Jessica 7 Lion player Lahr 8 Sky surveillance acronym 9 Swollen ego 10 Smudge on Santa? 11 Umps call 12 HammerinŽ baseballer 13 Watering aid 18 Fiber__ 22 Fourth planet 24 Dungeons & Dragons monster 26 R&Bs __ Hill 28 Casual shirt 29 Reverent 31 Sandberg with nine Gold Gloves 32 I __ I taw a puddy ...Ž 33 Excessive 34 This is no lieŽ 35 Expected soon 40 Turner on screen 41 Poached fare 42 Slobs opposite 43 Either of the first two consonants in coccyxŽ 44 Wanted poster abbr. 45 Unintellectual 49 Broadway matchmaker 51 Italian ball game 52 Narnia lion 53 Fishing gear 54 Facetious I seeŽ 56 Prefix with scope 57 Crease remover60 Access points 61 UN workers gp. By Don Gagliardo (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 07/19/11 07/19/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle 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 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Just like at Publix, you can depend on our helpful, knowledgeable Publix Pharmacy associates. To truly care about you and your health. Give you answers on prescription and over-the-counter medications. And work hard to help you feel better. Trust us to have your best interests at heart„including ways to save money, with these FREE medications: antibiotics,* lisinopril,** and metformin.*** Publix at Northlake Village 3551 US Highway 441 S. OkeechobeePharmacy Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.…8 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.…6 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.…5 p.m. Pharmacy Phone number: 863.763.0428Everything you love about Publix. And more.Publix Pharmacy now open at Northlake Village.publix.com/pharmacy *Up to a 14-day supply of select antibiotics. **All strengths included. Maximum 30-day supply (60 tablets). Lisinopril-HCTZ combination products excluded. *** All strengths of generic immediate-release metformin included. Maximum 30-day supply (90 tablets). 18 Okeechobee News May 19, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Dalton Murray won the Most Valuable Player and Alex Estremera won the Brahman Award at the annual Brahman baseball banquet held May 15 at Okeechobee High School. The banquet marked the nal of cial duty of coach Jeff Blackstone who recently announced his resignation as coach after three seasons. The Brahmans nished 5-20 this year as they played a rugged schedule with 16 games against teams that quali ed for the regional playoffs this year. They also played in the Sarasota Baseball Classic where they played four talented teams. The team honored eight seniors who graduate this year, Jack Radebaugh, Estremera, Murray, David Coleman, Tyler Milrot, Al Fludd, D.J. Washington, and Tyler Barber. Blackstone said he would have liked to have had a more successful season this year, but applauded the team for playing hard and being committed to their teammates this year. "Nothing went as planned for us. We did play a hard, tough schedule but I'm proud of the guys for battling," he explained. Blackstone said despite the losses the team played its hardest at the end of the year w hen they played very competitive baseball against top teams like South Fork, Melbourne and Sebastian River. "We always strived to get better and I think character was instilled in them. I was proud to be a part of this. They are quality young men," he added. Blackstone said the Sarasota trip gave the players a view of how good players are throughout Florida. "I hope the kids learn from the trials this year. Baseball is a game of failure. The great players are the ones that pick themselves up when things go wrong. We all go through tough times but we can always bounce back," he added. Blackstone praised Murray for his defense behind the plate and his handling of the pitching staff this year. He said Murray's defense de nitely made a difference and saved the team a number of runs. He also praised Murray for playing every single inning in 24 games started this year. "I was pretty excited about receiving this award tonight," Murray said. "I worked hard and I've been told hard work will pay off." Murray is expected to compete for a starting job next year at IRSC. He said he looks at it as another opportunity in life and a new chapter in life. He said he is excited about that opportunity. "I'll work hard in the off season and try to get a starting spot," he added. Murray plans to pursue a career in the medical eld and perhaps physical therapy. Blackstone said Estremera was a great role model for the younger players and a team leader. He praised him for working hard in the off season conditioning program. He also carried a 3.8 grade point average. He also said Estremera played multiple positions and was willing to do whatever could help the team win games. Estremera felt that a lot of the other players could have gotten the award. "It was really an honor for me. I put a lot of hard work in. The season was a lot of fun, we learned a lot, and built some great relationship with the coaches, I believe it was worth it," he said. Estremera said he was proud the team never gave up and continue to ght through adversity this year despite the poor won loss record. He said he will devote himself now to get ready for college baseball. He intends to seek a career as a physical therapist. The team also had 12 scholar athletes this year out of the 20 players who received a varsity letter. First year awards went to Elijah Finney, Zeke Matthews, Jarrod Morgan, Armando Rodriguez, and Arthur Woodruff. Two year awards went to Kevin Coleman, Trenton Hickman, Paul Jackson, Mgr. Brady Rogers, and Layton Thomas. Three year awards were given to Kutter Crawford, Christian Crews and Ethan Revels. Four year awards went to Barber, Estremera, and Dalton Murray. Radebaugh received a three year letter award, David Coleman and Milrot received a two-year award and Fludd and Washington received oneyear awards. Murray, Barber and Estremera have agreed to play baseball for Indian River State College next year. Radebaugh, Murray and Estremera were selected to represent OHS at the Treasure Coast Senior All-Star game scheduled for June 4 at 3 p.m. at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. Blackstone says players are ‘quality young men’ Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAlex Estremera accepted the Brahman Award from coach Jeff Blackstone.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 www.harborcb.com(863)357-6880 19 Okeechobee News May 19, 2013 Players honor coach(Above) Dalton Murray (right) accepted the MVP Award from OHS baseball coach Jeff Blackstone (left). At right, D.J. Washington (right) gave Blackstone a bat autographed by all the players. After three years at OHS, Blackstone is leaving the program and moving to Melbourne. Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy

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