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Title: Okeechobee news
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Sunday, June 9, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 69 13.55 feetLast Year: 11.69 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus tax Special to the Okeechobee NewsAshtyn Brown, who played on the IRSC softball team, plans to attend University of Central Florida in the fall. Treasure Island mobile home blaze under investigationBy Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News An estimated $53,000 in damage to property and belongings was reported Wednesday night after ames ripped through a single wide trailer at 3632 S.E. 25th St., Okeechobee County Fire/ Rescue reported. The re report said remen were dispatched from Treasure Island and other re stations, including the city re department at 9:40 p.m. and were on the scene for close to three hours. The report stated remen were unsure if anyone was in the home. They found the mobile home fully involved when they arrived and a covered front porch also in ames. They attacked the ames from two locations and had the re extinguished in 15 minutes. The resident, Norma Risner, was not home at the time. She received assistance from the Single wide trailer burns By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Naomi Stephens and Ashtyn Brown were xtures on the Indian River State College Lady Pioneer softball squad this year that nished 50-10 and made it to the Florida State Championship Tournament for junior colleges. Stephens was also named to the AllConference team for the past two seasons. She was rst-team, all-conference this year and second team as a freshman. This year she batted .430, hit two home runs, scored 49 runs, drove home 25 runs and stole 56 bases. Stephens played center eld this year and left eld as a freshman. "The entire experience was awesome, fun and enjoyable. IRSC is a good program to go to and I was fortunate to go there," she added. Stephens said she felt comfortable and never over matched at the plate in college. She also had an easy time on the base paths as she just let her physical ability work for her. "Coach said I got faster over the summer. I think stealing bases is in my blood or Former OHS softballers move onMan allegedly stabbed in ght over woman ... Page 13 OHS ranks low in FHSAA standings ... Page 14 Fourth of July celebration planned ... Page 9 Sheriff proposes budget ... Page 9 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Special to the Okeechobee NewsNaomi Stephens plans to continue her softball career at Winthrop College in South Carolina. See SOFTBALL — Page 10 See FIRE — Page 10 Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Andre a swelled area waterways and caused the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to suspend releases from Lake Okeechobee. Due to the amount of runoff related to rainfall, no water from Lake Okeechobee has been released to the St. Lucie Canal since May 21. On Thursday, due to rainfall related to Tropical Storm Andrea, releases to the Caloosahatchee River were also suspended. Lake releases halted due to heavy rainsSee RAIN — Page 10

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The Sanctuary of Love and GraceBy Calvin H. FryarPastor, Brighton Baptist Church Mark 10:17—“And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, w hat shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. 19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor thy father and mother. 20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. 21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell w hatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. 22 A nd he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.” Galatians 2:20—“I am cruci ed with Christ…” The young man in our text came to the right person for eternal life; he came w ith the right attitude—running and kneeling and he was a moral man. Jesus even looked on him with love and said you lack one thing. The young man did not understand that all men are guilty before God and only the cross can remove that guilt—we must all be “cruci ed with Christ.” Have you ever thought about what it means to live a cruci ed life? Imagine the following happening to a church in your community: In the middle of a church service, Jesus Christ Himself walked right down the center aisle and positioned Himself behind the pulpit. As you can imagine, there was great excitement. A pulsating electricity ran through the congregation. On the edge of their seats, the people waited for His profound words: “Go with Me today to the local shopping mall and witness for Me.” The assembly was a little shocked by His request. After all, their church was trying to do all the right things to bring people in. But, because it was Jesus doing the asking, they decided to do as He said and follow Him to the mall. It would be hard to witness, but they would. The next week, Jesus came back to the church again. By this time, the congregation was feeling honored that He would take the time to visit their church. Again, they sat in their chairs, wondering what He would say. Truthfully, they expected Him to ease up after the last week’s dif cult challenge. But He said, “Go with Me and comfort those who are in the prison. And then, reach out to their families by including them in your times of fellowship.” Everyone was shocked! The mall was a safe place to share with people that they would never see again (hopefully). But now, He was asking them to get close to people they had no desire to be around. But again, because it was Jesus, they did everything He asked them to do. It was awkward at times, but they all lived through the experience, and those who were visited seemed to really appreciate their efforts. Jesus came back to the same church for the nal time the following week. By this time they had gotten used to His visits. They gured they had passed His test of faithfulness and that He would bless them and go on His way. As was His custom, He walked to the pulpit. One man in the congregation shouted out: “Jesus, what do you want us to do for you today? We’ve blocked out the whole afternoon to go with you. What’s it going to be today?—nursing homes, soup kitchens, visiting widows? Like I’ve said; we’ve scheduled you in for the whole afternoon.” With eyes that pierced through thei r shallow hearts. He said, “‘Today, I want you to take up your cross, deny yourself and follow Me up that hill and die.” “Die?! We don’ t understand. How can we serve you if we die? We’re doing a lot of good things down her e and dying on a cross would ruin everything that we’ve done.”—Illustrations for Preaching and Teaching. Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 88F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 73F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastMonday : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 88F with a heat index of 97F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible. Monday Night : Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 73F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tuesday : Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the morning, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Tuesday Night : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%. June 9, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Re ections from the pulpit Okeechobee Forecast ACROSS 1 Golden Fleece seeker 6 Disputed strip 10 With 42and 66Across, words to an old friend, the end of which is a hint to this puzzles theme and grid 14 Nimble 15 Offenbachs okays 16 Kentucky border river 17 The world according to Arp 18Sailing attire for 1-Across? 20 Miracle Mets star 21 From __ ZincŽ: vitamin slogan 22 Gives a facelift 23 Dearth of frost? 26 Rowan Atkinson character 27 Understood 32 Antenna shelter 35 Hosp. test 37 PayPal owner 38 Celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day? 40 Regional poem? 42 See 10-Across 43 Funnyman Kinison 45 Run in 46 Comes down hard? 48 Sole man 50 Do some tweezing? 55 Players try to hit triples with them 59 Mama bear, in Madrid 60 First name in courtroom fiction 61 Ive completed the flagŽ? 63 Had a homecooked meal 64 Smack 65 Pt base 66 See 10-Across 67 Sounds of disapproval 68 Cans 69 Touch and shuffle DOWN 1 Jazz pianist Ahmad __ 2 Disco era suffix 3 Tough tissue 4 Its often traded in 5 Alumna identifier, perhaps 6 Chin hider 7 Sky lights 8 Turn sharply 9 __ of HomecomingŽ: U2 song 10 Put in a clip 11 Think Im kidding?Ž 12 Evening, in ads 13 Former CIA director Porter __ 19 Glance 21 Some ales 24 __ la DouceŽ 25 DianaŽ crooner 28 Second or third, for instance 29 The orchestra tunes to one 30 Bankrolls 31 Dmitris denial 32 The Book of __Ž: Jane Hamilton novel 33 Aral Sea locale 34 Starting half? 36 The old mans old man 39 Is there any group I havent offended?Ž satirist 41 Ranch addition? 44 French art song 47 Erupt 49 Ballets __: early 20th-century dance company 51 Yanks home, briefly 52 Playground retort 53 Well ... not exactlyŽ 54 Magritte and Descartes 55 Queue before U 56 Pulls along 57 Writer Dinesen 58 WWII craft 62 Colorado sports nickname, with theŽ 63 Singer DiFranco By Chris A. McGlothlin (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 07/29/11 07/29/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Call a PRO fessional JONES EQUIPMENTEst. 19894558 US Hwy 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 1-888-683-7853 863-763-5342 203 SE 2nd St. Okeechobee Phone: 863-824-6770 Jeb Acuff Administrator www.grandoaks.orgLicense AL11944 Home of honest and reliable service C J Boone198 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee, FL 34972 FAX (863) 357-6723www.slbatterytire.com 588 NE 28th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-357-2888 or toll Free 877-568-3864 AllŽ UPHOLSTERYAuto Boat Airplanes In Okeechobee 26 Years In Business 53 years An affordable way to advertise your business M&M Auto Brokers, Inc. Buy Here! Pay Here!As low as Down Easy Payment CASH FOR JUNK! We’ll Work with you! C hoice Automotive& Custom ExhaustA FULL SERVICE REPAIR FACILITYComputer Diagnostics NOW OFFERING New and Used Tires863-467-6633 Don’t Make the Wrong Choice! 704 NE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee, FL Ron’s Old Coins Gold & Silver Coins Buying & Selling (863)261-4714 (863) 261-2078 3100 S. Hwy 441, Bay# 113 Okeechobee, FL 34974(In the Flea Market) Landscaping Land Clearing Complete Tree Works SodCall Mike (863) 634-7512Bobcat Services Demo Clean Up Debris Removal & Hauling An affordable way to advertise your business An affordable way to advertise your business Fawn’s Studio and Gallery1136 S Parrott Ave, OkeechobeeEnrolling adults and kids programs Fawn McNeill Barr Fine Framing with Deborah Flowers Rebecca Boldt Hamilton, P.A.REBECCA H. BOLDT, Attorney at Law RICHARD W. SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 863-467-1894 Vince & RaeAnn Stanavich Owner/Operator 704 NE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee (863) 763-6696 (772) 335-3688State Lic # MV-10426 LicensedDealer Carpet Laminate VinylFlooring Sales and InstallationCarpet Restretches, Repairs & Installation Licensed & InsuredScott A. Concannon Inc.863.801.367725 Years Experience 909 S Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, Fl 34974 863-261-2538 WALK-INS WELCOME SE HABLA ESPAOL 5 Okeechobee News June 9, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Joseph Tibus,OKEECHOBEE — Joseph Tibus passed away on May 16, 2013. He was born in Passaic, N.J. and lived in Okeechobee for 35 years. Joe was a Roofer. He is survived by his brother, George Tibus; and many friends. Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Peach Lutheran Church. Mark David Large, 58OKEECHOBEE — Mark David Large passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at home in Independence, Ky. of an acute cardiac event. He was a resident of Okeechobee, Fla. for many years, at least 25. Mark was born in Syacuse, N.Y. to Marium Tierce-Large and Randolph Large on March 23rd 1955. He graduated from Corcoron High School and studied Culinary Arts in college. Mark met his wife Denise Ann Sizemore Large in Deer eld Beach, Fla. Mark loved the outdoors especially sports including but not limited too softball, baseball, basketball and football. Mark moved to Okeechobee to discover his native mohawk ancestry side from the Iroquois Nation in the upper Adiron dack. He lived in Okeechobee for many years without electricity or running water with two girls and a new born son and wife in tow. Mark and his family added two more girls and went threw major Hurricanes. Becoming an expert mason rebuilding the small Okeechobee City. He quickly opened and ran with his wife Large Masonry. Which later became Stark Masonry. Marks wife, Denise, is blessed for his extraordinarily participation in delivering two of his children at home and in the car. He was truly an amazing man. He loved all his children very much as well as all their friends. Mark is preceded in death by Mim and Randy Large, Ardis Large, Don Don and Donald Maddox. Mark is survived by his loving wife, Denise Ann Sizemore Large of 26 years; his ex-wife, Cheryl; and daughter, Melissia Large; step-daughter, JoAnne Louise Musumeci (Mark raised her since she was two); Elizabeth Naomi Wilson ; two grandsons, Matthew Camryn Wilson and Paityn Elijah Wilson; Teresa Teshena Large and ance, Wayne Eminnizer; Autumn Brook Large and ance, Dustin Price. Autumn and Teresa Large were the chosen ones delivered at home by Mark. One son Justin Thomas Large, Fiance Ali O’Donnell. Delivered by his mother Denies with help from his dad Mar k in the car as it traveled down Old 441 heading to Okeechobee City. Quietly and totally, amazing and awesome, Mark was so calm and in control. Two brothers Allen and wife Christina. Steven and wife Renee Large. Extended family included his wife’s side Denise Ann Large-Sizemore’s ve sisters and one brother Michael “Mike” Sizemore. Debra “Debbie” and Carl Jastrzembski Clayton Michalak, Nicholas “Nick” Sizemore, Brain Jastrzambski, Linda Campbell-Willowed, Jennifer Castanon, ance Luis Burgos Roberto Olivers, three grandchildren, Dyasmine, Marcello Castanon. Christian Burgos, Katrina “Kat’’ Campbell, Sharon Sizemore and Kelly Crosen, Robin Manon-Sizemore widowed, Sarah and Matt D’Andrea, Shelby James, Dylan Manon, Patricia and Richard Lewis, Jessica and Daniel Nadley, Jamie, Jaden, Zinram, De Kon Hadiey, Jeanie Zinram and Fiancee Elmer Smith, Joey Inman, Smirah Gill, Richard Lewis, Adedra Lewis, Timothy “Tim” Zinram, Susan, Jessie, and Steven Maddox; Ten Nephews and Seven Nieces. Mark you are always in are hearts! Only God can judge us. Contributions can be made at Don Catcher and Son Funeral Parlor, 3525 Dixie Hwy Elsmere, KY, 41018 call 859-342-4042. For Ash and urns He wished to be cremated and have his ashes spread in Okeechobee on June 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m at Michael Sizemore’s 1200 NE 342nd Trail, Okeechobee, FL. 34972. Remaining ashes are to be spread in South Carolina at a later date.Ruthie Lee Thomas, 87OKEECHOBEE — Ruthie Lee Thomas died at the Hamrick Home on Friday, June 7, 2013. She was the daughter of John and Zula Altman, born November 21, 1925, in Canal Point, Fla. As a child she had a fondness for the outdoors, wildlife and nature that was prevalent around Canal Point and Basinger. After raising her family in Pahokee 20 years ago, she moved to Okeechobee. She was a member of Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church. She loved to read her Bible, go to church and work in her yard with her owers and plants. She also enjoyed baking and was known for her Easter Cakes. Ruthie was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Thomas; sons, Dale and Stephen Thomas; brother, Frances Altman; sisters, Ruby Mills, Adine Rayburn and Geneva Roland. Survivors include daughters, Patricia (Lester) Williams of Okeechobee, Carol (Steve) Ricketts of Lake Wales, Mary (Scott) Venters of Ft. Lauderdale; two grandsons, Kevin (Katharine) Williams of Okeechobee and Alexander (Michelle) Ricketts of St. Augustine; one granddaughter, Emily (Matthew) Davis of Jacksonville, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Rachel and Hannah Williams and Tyler and Camdyn.; one brother, Dan (Wanda) Altman of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, Hazel (James L.) Johnson of Zolfo Springs, Joanne (R.L.) Dyal of Arcadia, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home at 10 a.m. with the service following at 11 a.m. with Rev. Charles Thornton of Lakeland Seminary of ciating. Burial will follow at Port Mayaca Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial donations in Ruthie’s name may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, Florida 34973. Arrangements and care are under the direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terrace, Okeechobee,Fla 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 Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News June 9, 2013Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@newszap.com. A link to the obituaries is available at orida.newszap.com View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced restrictions on boat traf c at the Ortona Lock on the Okeechobee Waterway while a malfunctioning gate is repaired over the next three w eeks. The maximum allowable width for vessels traversing the lock will be limited to 24 feet while the repairs are ongoing. This is half of the 50-foot width normally allowed at the lock, which is located east of LaBelle on the Caloosahatchee River. “The northeast gate in the chamber lock is not working, which restricts the width of the vessels that can go through the lock,” said Rob Schnell, Assistant Chief of the Corps’ South Florida Operations Of ce. “Our crews will have to physically machine the part necessary to repair it. It’ll take a little time, but we expect the repair to be nished toward the end of the month.” Ortona Lock was constructed in 1937 for navigation and ood control purposes. It is the second lock from the west on the 154-mile Okeechobee Waterway, which allows safe passage of vessels from the Gulf of Mexico at Fort Myers to the Atlantic Ocean near Stuart. A Notice to Navigation has been issued on this subject. For more information on navigation notices concerning Ortona Lock or the rest of the Okeechobee Waterway, please visit the website: http://www.saj. usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Navigation/NoticestoNavigation.aspx. W aterway traf c limited at Ortona Sale closed for summerStarting next week the Real Life Children’s Ranch yard sale will be closed for the summer. The sale will re-open in the fall.Ampli ed phones offeredOn Wednesday, June 19 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of the Treasure Coast, Inc. will be in Okeechobee distributing free ampli ed telephones to deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired and deaf/blind individuals by appointment only. For information, call 772-334-2233.ad Litem training scheduledVolunteer to be a Child Advocate. A Guardian ad Litem gives a voice to an abused, abandoned, or neglected child in dependency court and the community. No legal experience is necessary. This is a life-changing and rewarding experience. Our next training session is Saturday, June 22 and 29, from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Lift up a child’s voice. Lift up a child’s life! To register for training, or for information, call 1-866341-1425 or 772-785-5804.

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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. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 11 a.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., June 7 TH Thurs., June 13THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “FAST AND FURIOUS 6”Fri. 7:00 & 9:10, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:10, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “ THE INTERNSHIP”Fri., 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed.& Thurs., 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “HANGOVER 3”Fri., 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues, Wed., & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 R PG-13 PG-13 7 Okeechobee News June 9, 2013 Livestock Market Report Cows & Bulls sold steady this week. Calf prices are a little mixed, mostly steady to a little weaker. B & R Cattle, Pompano Beach, topped the calf market with a high of $2.05 bought by Foy Reynolds. D R Cattle Co, Vero Beach, topped the cow market with a high of 91.00 bought by Central Beef. See ya next week, Todd Special to the Okeechobee News The National FFA Organization awarded a $2000 John Deere Dealer scholarship to J essica Humphrey of the Okeechobee High School FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Everglades Farm Equipment as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Humphrey plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Clarendon College, Texas. This scholarship is one of 1,645 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently, 127 sponsors contribute more than $2.1 million to support scholarships for students. For 29 years, scholarships have been made available through funding secured by the National FFA Foundation. This generous funding comes from individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors to encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals. The 2013 scholarship recipients were selected from 6,116 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicant’s leadership, academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural or work experience in agricultural education and future goals. The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 557,318 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,498 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. National FFA scholarship awarded to local student Special to the Okeechobee News/ 4H Picture PerfectPet of the WeekSammy is a quiet dog that loves to just be around you. Sammy enjoys playing with other dogs. He is available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on Highway 98, next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863-357-1104. To see more available animals, go to pet nder.com.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 KID-FRIENDLY CARE 24/7Care you can trust: Experienced physicians, nurses and sta trained in Pediatric Advanced Life Support High quality, personalized care Short wait times Hugs and smiles For average ER wait time text ERKids to 23000. Message & data rates may apply1796 Hwy 441 North Okeechobee, FL 34972 For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Because evenSUPERHEROESget bumps and bruises!KID-FRIENDLY CARE Raulerson Hospital St. Lucie Medical Center Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute RaulersonHospital.com 8 Okeechobee News June 9, 2013 A skull and crossbones on a pesticide box is a good indication that what’s inside is deadly. But a poison, which can lead to severe unintentional injury or death, might not always come in the form you expect. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say that many substances can be poisonous if a person takes too much of them. Especially dangerous are prescription drugs, which account for more than 90 percent of accidental poisoning deaths. With school out and kids at home for the summer, it’s a good time to review some ways to poison-proof your home. Here are some tips from the CDC and the Environmental Protection Agency.  Read the labels of cleaning products and other chemicals to be sure you follow the instructions for proper use.  Store chemicals in locked cabinets or on high shelves that kids can’t reach. Some of the substances to store this way include: bleach, pesticides, ammonia and cleaning products.  Store prescription medicine in locked cabinets or on high shelves.  Get rid of medicines that are expired or you no longer need. To safely dispose of them follow these federal guidelines.  Don’t store cleaning products where you store food. Someone could mistake a chemical for a food product.  Keep laundry detergents and cleaning products in their original containers. The labels usually have information for addressing accidental poisonings.  Install a carbon monoxide detector, and regularly replace the batteries, if required.  Don’t mix household chemicals. The combining of certain chemical can create dangerous fumes.  Open a window or turn on a vent when using household cleaners indoors.  And here’s one tip for pet owners: Dogs and cats are at risk of poisoning too, so immediately clean up any chemical spills outside, especially anti-freeze. According to the CDC every day, 87 people die as a result of unintentional poisoning; another 2,277 are treated in emergency departments. Unintentional poisoning deaths in the United States increased by 160% from 1999 to 2009. If you do need emergenc y care, Raulerson Hospital’s Emergency Department is available for adults and children 24/7. If you have a non-emergency question regarding poisons, call Consult A Nurse at 863-763-9228. Poison-proof your home this summer Special to the Okeechobee NewsPeace Lutheran honors graduatesPeace Lutheran School honored some of their former preschoolers who are now graduating from high school. The students were recognized at the May 30 preschool graduation, where they received a gift and a blessing. Pictured are, front row: Brooke McCrary, Jacob Domer, Bruce Whidden, Tyler Chartier, Nikki St. Pierre, Kaitlyn Lawrence and Carissa Quesada. In the back row: Brianne Crane, Alexis Smith, Aubrey Robertson and Michael Frank.

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Editor’s note: The article headlined “Sheriff has $15.7 million budget plan” which appeared in the June 7 edition of t his newspaper contained some errors. The c orrect version of the story is below. Sheriff Paul May submitted his proposed budget of $15,785,265 last week and while he is expecting some negotiation with county leaders, he said there are portions of his new spending plan on which he won’t budge. Last year’s budget for the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) was $14,824,611, which means the sheriff is seeking an increase of 6.48 percent or $960,654 for the upcoming scal year. Some of this year’s budget hike includes a 10 percent increase in health insurance costs, as well as an increase in retirement rates. According to the proposed health plan submitted May 31 there is an insurance rate increase of $817 per full-time employee, w hich amounts to a total of cost of $8,979 per full-time employee. When the new retirement and insurance costs are added together the sheriff is looking at an automatic budget increase of $189,477. But the sheriff’s request for a 3 percent cost of living adjustment for his employees w ill likely receive the most adverse comment from members of the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners. Sheriff May explained that what he’s proposing isn’t actually a raise but, rather, more of a reimbursement. “Two years ago all of the employees in the retirement system lost 3 percent because they had to pay into that system, so they aren’t actually getting a raise. Our rank and le employees haven’t had a raise since Jan. 1, 2009,” he said, adding that the six members of the upper echelon of employees haven’t had a raise since Oct. 1, 2007. He also pointed out that he has recently lost four seasoned deputies who took jobs elsewhere for more money. Three of those went to the Martin County Sheriff’s Of ce, while the other deputy went to work for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Of ce. “All four of them that left enjoyed working here,” said Sheriff May. “The only reason they left was for money.” The sheriff’s of ce has also lost two people from their IT department who left for greener pastures, and two other employees have resigned to take jobs in the private sector because they also needed more pay. This cost of living adjustment is not a one-time cost, but will be a re-occurring expense. “We’ve done away with some positions, such as the Street Crimes Unit. We have 10 people on each shift on the road and in corrections. Our goal is to keep seven people on a shift,” he explained, adding that some employees could be missing from a shift due to sick leave, vacation, days off and such. “Any less than that is a danger to the men and women on the road and in the jail, and I intend to stand rm.” He went on to say that not only his people but all county employees deserve an increase in pay due to their hard work and loyalty to the county. The OCSO budget is also taking another hit due to the shrinking of a federal grant that funds—or, should we say, used to fund—the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force. The Byrne Grant has been reduced to a total of $59,485, which only partially covers the cost of an of cer from the Okeechobee City Police Department who has been assigned to the task force. This means the sheriff’s of ce will absorb the entire cost of the six other members of that unit. According to OCSO Executive Assistant Juanita White it costs the sheriff’s of ce a minimum of $58,153 per deputy. This cost is for a starting position only and includes all of the deputy’s bene ts as well as their starting salary of $34,000. It does not, however, cover the cost of such items as their uniforms, gun belts, cars, fuel and bullet proof vests. This cost is the same for a starting road deputy as well as a starting detention deputy, said Mrs. White, and it goes up as the employee advances. She added that it costs the sheriff about $10,000 to put a new deputy through the law enforcement academy and to train them. Another big expense for the sheriff’s ofce in the upcoming scal year will be an estimated $410,000 in capital outlay, which includes the purchase of up to 12 new vehicles, along with new computer le servers and some other equipment. Sheriff May said he has several units being used by his road patrol division that are either at 100,000 miles now, or will be in the very near future. He went on to say that new prisoner transport vehicles also have to be purchased for the corrections division. One of their transport vans has over 200,000 miles on it, he added. The sheriff could not say how much each vehicle will cost since they will be purchased on a state contract and the bids have yet to be offered. He went on to say he’s been squeezing all the use he can out of his current vehicles, but now “it’s time to pay the ddler.” “People in the community are driving their cars more, and we’re doing the same thing,” he said. “But, to be safe, these cars need to come off the road around 100,000 miles. I need the cars.” The sheriff did say that he has some personnel currently using vehicles that have been seized as a result of felony cases. Mrs. White added that commissioners asked the sheriff to use a three-year average of actual costs to gure his expenses in the 2013-14 proposed budget. The average cost in fuel for law enforcement and corrections was $387,875, she said. “We took what we actually spent in motor fuel for the last three years,” she said. On average, said OCSO Major Noel Stephen, a road patrol deputy will drive about 2,000 miles per month. He went on to sa y the average cost for a gallon is fuel is $3.20. To back up his request for more money, Sheriff May pointed out that in the last ve years his budget has been cut $3.56 million. That, he added, is almost 20 percent of his budget. The sheriff also pointed out that in scal year 2008-09 he had 225 employees. Today, he has 208 and is expected to provide the same level of service and protection. “I need this increase to make it work. I do not feel it’s outlandish,” said Sheriff May. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Okeechobee News June 9, 2013 Sheriff submits $15.7 million spending plan The Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police will host an Independence Day Celebration, on Thursday, July 4, starting at 4 p.m., at Okee-Tantie park located on State Road 78 and the Kissimmee River. This will be a family-oriented event with activities to keep the whole family entertained. There will be a “Kids Fun Zone” sponsored by Dairy Queen that will have three giant bounce houses, face painting, a dunk tank, a variety of other children’s games, and of course ice cream. The Public Safety Educational Expo will consist of educational booths, presentations and demonstrations by a large variety of public safety organizations including: law enforcement, re/rescue, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue, Okeechobee Police Department, Okeechobee City Fire Department, Glades County Sheriff Of ce, Florida Forestry Service, Florida Wildlife Commission, Florida Highway Patrol, military and Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Huey 205 helicopter that will eventually have permanent placement in the war memorial in Flagler Park will be on display at this event. This will be the only time anyone can enter the aircraft as it will be permanently sealed before placement into the park. There will be music and a variety of other activities including watermelon, hot dog and ice cream eating contests, frozen t-shirt contest, and a blue ribbon baking contest. The event grand nale will be an amazing Zambelli reworks show synchronized to music at 9 p.m. (tune in to WOKC 100.9FM). The reworks show can be viewed from Okee-Tantie Park, Lock 7, Nubbins Slough or any area on the waterways near the Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee. Boaters coming out for the reworks only are encouraged to use C. Scott Driver Park boat ramp access. This event would not be possible without presenting sponsors Children’s Service Council of Okeechobee County and Florida Public Utilities Company; as well as additional sponsors, Dairy Queen, Tobacco Free Partnership of Okeechobee, WOKC and Zambelli reworks. Fourth of July festival planned

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something,” she said. If there was a disappointment this season it was the team’s loss at the state nals. The team was ranked during the year as high as #3 in the nation. When they lost to Sante Fe Community College in a 12-inning game during the tournament, the team couldn’t recover their momentum and were eliminated in the third game. “We did not expect that at all, but that loss just tore us down. After that we were disappointed and just didn’t pull through,” she added. Stephens accepted a scholarship offer to continue her softball career at Winthrop College in South Carolina. She is in line to earn a business degree this summer. Stephens also elded offers from Louisiana-Lafayette and from Florida Atlantic University. She said she considered the nancial offers, the campus and community, and playing time when making her decision to play for Winthrop. Winthrop coach Marvin Cooke said he is very excited to have Stephens play for the Lady Eagles next year and loves the assets she brings to the team. “She brings a great deal of experience to our team. She played for a respected coach (Dale Atchinson) and developed a reputation as a great base stealer,” he explained. Cooke said Stephens should be a great table setter for his team next year and is excited about what she can do for his offense. “I look forward to having her bring that speed and game smarts to our team,” he added. Brown had a perfect 1,000 elding percentage behind the plate for the Pioneers and batted .333 in limited plate appearances. Brown also threw out four runners trying to steal this season. Brown earned a degree in elementary education and has enrolled at the University of Central Florida in the fall. Brown called IRSC a great experience where she got to meet a lot of great people, play against good competition and have success. Brown became used to winning in high school. “I really love the success that we had. I love to win and coming home nine times out of 10 with a win was just great,” she added. Brown said she was also proud of the way she played in the eld this year and liked handling college pitching. She said she would consider trying out for the UCF team. She intends to be a teacher after college. SOFTBALLContinued From Page1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 www.harborcb.com(863)357-6880 Drayden Brandon Baughman was born at 5:47 a.m. March 26, 2013 at Martin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is the son of Brandon and Heather Baughman of Okeechobee. His paternal grandparents are Philip and Michelle Baughman of Okeechobee. His maternal grandparents are Jennifer Dodd of Fort Pierce and Mark and Sherri Roberts of Okeechobee. His paternal great grandparents are Jim and Jo Baughman of Okeechobee and Woody and Janice Hazellief of Okeechobee. His maternal great grandparents are the late Robert Morin of Bellevue, Washington and Judith and Robert Delmar of Orlando, Florida and Lily and Darrel Roberts of Decatur, Michigan. DRAYDEN BRANDON BAUGHMAN BIRTH 10 Okeechobee News June 9, 2013 As runoff subsides, lake water will gradually be released until target ows are achieved. The Corps Jacksonville District plans to continue water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries when the ow allows. The average target ow for the Caloosahatchee over the 10-day period is 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. The target ow for the St. Lucie is 250 cfs, as measured at the St. Lucie Lock near Stuart. The target ows will include lake water and runoff from rainfall. When runoff is heavy, the lake releases are suspended to avoid overloading the system with fresh water. Releases from Lake Okeechobee are conducted in accordance with the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS), the master plan for water management of the lake. The Corps will closely monitor the releases and adjust ows as necessary to balance the competing needs and purposes of Lake Okeechobee. Public safety remains the Corps’ top priority. RAINContinued From Page 1 American Red Cross. The listed owner of the property is Jackie Arnett. There were 4,500 gallons of water used in putting out the blaze and no injuries reported. The State Fire Marshal was called in to investigate the cause of the blaze. FIREContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Buckhead Ridge man was released from the Glades County Jail on $25,000 bond following his arrest for allegedly trying to intimidate a witness who was slated to testify against the man in an upcoming case. Don Trent White, 53, 11th St., was arrested May 30 on felony charges of tampering with a witness and aggravated stalking. He was also charged with violating an injunction that prohibits him from being within 500 feet of the victim. Deputy James Naso, of the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce (GCSO), stated in his arrest report that the victim was slated to testify against White in a case where White is accused of felony battery. According to the deputy’s report, White, on at least three occasions, had reportedly thrown screws and nails on the victim’s driveway. The victim had also videoed White passing by their house and pointing his middle nger at the victim. “White is on video within 500 feet of the (victim’s) residence several times and according to (the victim) was harassing him with body gestures and verbally,” stated Deputy Naso in his report. The deputy added that he used a measuring tape to show that it is only 67 feet to the far side of the roadway, meaning White had to violate the injunction when he passed by the victim’s residence. White is scheduled to go to court on charges of battering a woman over the age of 65. BHR man accused of intimidating witness Don Trent White

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Legion hosting Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night Bingo beginning on June 9 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. The event is open to the public.4-H group offers horse campOkeechobee County 4-H program and Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee County presents: ‘Just Horsing Around’ a horse day camp. Youth may attend all w eeks. You must provide your own horse. Participants must be 8 years old or older as of Sept. 1, 2012. Camp starts June 10 and goes through Aug. 2. For information or to register, contact the Okeechobee Extension Of ce at 863-763-6469.Support Group to meet‘HEROES 4 HOPE’ is a community-based support group dedicated to individuals who need help and/or hope. They are committed to reaching out to patients, caregivers and family members. Their mission is to make sure you know you are not alone in this battle. The next meeting will be Monday, J une 10 at the Okeechobee Big Lake Cancer Center, 1115 N. Parrott Ave., at 5:30 p.m., and everyone is invited to attend. For information, call Tom Barber at 863-532-0137.OCSO hosting blood driveThe Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce (OCSO), 504 N.W. Fourth St., will host a blood drive Tuesday, June 11, from 9: 30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. All donors will receive a free T-shirt, a coupon for $5 off two entrees from Outback Steakhouse and an ice cream cone. Photo identi cation is required. To make an appointment online, go to: www. oneblooddonor.org and use the sponsor code #M7GK. For information, call 863-7633117. Diabetes seminar offeredNoreen Williams, a certi ed diabetic educator, will be presenting a free diabetic seminar to the public on Tuesday, June 11 at 2 until 3:30 p.m. at The Heritage Assisted Living Facility. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 863-763-1700.Healthy Start board to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, June 12 at 11 a.m. at their of ce, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. in the White House Plaza. The meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863-462-5877.Main Street’s plans mixerMain Street’s next mixer will be Thursday, June 13 at the Brahma Bull Restaurant located at 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. from 5 – 7 p.m. We look forward to having a great night of food and fun with our neighbors. For information, contact Sharie at 863-357–6246.Wild orchid hunt is June 15The Okeechobee Orchid Club will go on its annual wild orchid hunt Saturday, June 15 after an 8:30 a.m. meeting at the Chandler Slough Wildlife Area located 17 miles north of Okeechobee on U.S. 98 N. Look for a sign by the gate on your left. If you reach the Kissimmee River you’ve gone too far. Bring water, binoculars, and a camera. The walk will be led by Victor Elliott, an authority on orchids of the area. The regular meeting will be held on Monday, June 17, at the Extension Center. The public is invited to both events. For information, call Jan at 863-357-9980.Humane Society hosts dinnerThe Humane Society Pet Rescue Fla., Inc in Okeechobee is hosting a spaghetti dinner with a Chinese auction and door prizes. Dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children, 10 years old and under on Saturday, June 15, at the VFW Post 10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., from 2 6 p.m. Come out and join us for some good food and fun. All proceeds go to the Pet Rescue for care of the animals. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 To stay comfortable, just stay put. Since the icomfort Wi-Fi lets you adjust your homes temperature from anywhere in the world using a smartphone, laptop or tablet, you dont have to get up to get comfortable. Offer expires June 14, 2013 CAC014022(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th. Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974*Rebate oer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. System rebate oers range from $300 $1,100. **See dealer for details and visit www.energy star.gov for more information on the credit guidelines. 2013 L ennox Industries, Inc. RECEIVE UP TO A $1,100 rebate*when you buy a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System. ANDUp to $500 in Federal Tax Credits** 11 Okeechobee News June 9, 2013 By Tamara KellyOkeechobee News “I have been in Okeechobee for 11 years and noticed and increased need for therapy services here,” said Fernanda Cuellar, the owner of a new therapy of ce in town. Mrs. Cuellar, along with her assistants, run the ofce Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. w ith one-on-one treatment to best t their clients’ needs. Mrs. Cuellar has a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy RPT and is training to become a Certi ed Manual Physical Therapist MPT. This type of physical therapy uses “hands-on” techniques, to evaluate and treat the muscles, fascia, nerves and joints, to decrease pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension and/or joint dysfunction. When asked what would surprise her customers Mrs. Cuellar said: “We focus on the comprehensive approach with every patient. Each one will have a personalized therapy visit/treatment. “We also offer for children with needs, the three disciplines: physical, occupational and speech therapy with a group of expert therapists in this eld to improve their functioning and quality of life for them and their families.” Mr. Cuellar said she holds her of ce manager, Lety Garcia in the highest esteem. Physical Therapy-Connection, 414 N.E. Third St., can be reached at 863-824-0499 or by e-mail at contact@physicaltherapyconnection.com. For information online, visit their website at www.physicaltherapyconnection.com. Physical Therapy-Connection opens in Okeechobee Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyFernanda Cuellar and Lety Garcia at Physical Therapy-Connection. They provide one-on-one treatment with all of there patients. Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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Heat/Air, new carpet, paint and bath $675/mo. Move in $675 plus $600 security Negotiable 561-723-6355. Apartments1 Bedroom Ef ciency apartment all utilities furnished $375.00 monthly Call 812-989-3022 Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 Apartments For Rent, Looking for retired persons for 1bd or 2bd. Call 561-968-2083 or 561-386-5636 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780 Oak Tree Place 2br, 1ba., 2 story apt. with screened porch, washer/dryer hookup, pets allowed, $650 1st, last & $500 sec. 863-634-3312. Condos/Townhouses Rent2bd/1ba Townhome with w/d, completely furnished, short or long term lease, with or with out utilities. Located in Kings Bay. Call 863-634-8331 Oak Lake Villa #49 2/2 $900/mth 1st, last, $600 Sec. BRAND NEW INSIDE. References required. 863-634-3312. Houses Rent1 & 2 BEDROOM NICELY FURNISHED HOUSES WITH OR WITHOUT UTILITIES LONG OR SHORT TERM LEASE (863)447-0742. 3/2 & 2/1, Unfurnished, 1st, last & security. Call 863-467-4371 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Condos/Townhouses SaleUNIT#5201 1st MONTHS RENT FREE! $800 SEC DEPOSIT 2BD/1BA COMPLETELY FURNISHED IN KINGS BAY, WITH OR W/OUT UTILIES CALL 863-634-8331 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 LotsFor SaleLot in beautiful Ancient Oaks RV Resort. Ready for RV, 5th wheel or park model. Asking only $14,000 Fitzsimmons Realty 954-214-6903 Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, Fully furnished $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 Mobile Home Rent1bd Park Model Resort Home in Ancient Oaks RV Resort. Newly remodeled, fully furnished, W/D,loads o f amenities, 55+ park. $600 per month. Fitzsimmons Realty 954-214-6903 2b/1b-COUNTRY LIVING $300.00 Security and $400.00 Mo. Rent Call 863-697-2486 LABELLE Nice 3br/2ba w/d, d/w, Ctrl. ac, 2.5 acres, fenced, deck, pets OK. $900/mo. + $900 sec. & last month. (239) 910-5115. Treasure Island Furnished Trailers for rent. Nice clean 1bd/1ba includes DIRECTV and Internet $125 weekly plus security. 863-517-5111 Treasure Island Water Front Nice clean newly renovated 2bd/1.5ba, $550/monthly includes DIRECTV, Internet and water, security required. Call 863-517-5111 Mobile HomeSaleBeautiful Lake Front Park Model Home in Ancient Oaks RV Resort. Large Fl. room, 1bd/1ba, W/D, furnished, 55+. Ready to move in asking $73,900.00 o.b.o. Trade?, Finance? Fitzsimmons Realty 954-214-6903 For Sale 35ft Trailer W/D, C/A/H, w/30 ft. Fl. Room, plus vinyl siding, screen room, carport, furnished, 55+ park, 2BR. $35,900 neg. 863-467-2146 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 12 Okeechobee News June 9, 2013

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Mobile HomeSale Palm Harbor Retirement Community Homes $8,500 off, 2/2 & 3/2 free demo Call John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details http://www.palm harbor.com/ model-center/plantcity/ Treasure Isles 2br./2ba with add-on room & garage/carport on big corner lot. 2 oak trees, very nice. 1933 SE 27th St. $69,000. Call 863-357-6530 or 863-697-3954. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Motorcycles2010 HARLEY DAVIDSON, ROAD GLIDE, 2600 MILES, ALWAYS INSIDE. ASKING $15,000.00 O.B.O. 863-467-6699 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Public NoticeNOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A VARIANCE NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a VARIANCE from setback requirements in an Agriculture (A) zoning district. The property owners and applicants are David and Jennifer Bass. The property address is 32801 US Highway 441 North, Lot 208 and is more particularly described as follows: Lot 208, INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT & RIDING CLUB, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 25, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, June 26,2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing 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. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the department.William D. Royce, Planning Director Petition # V-2013-0163 445175 ON 6/12/2013 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Public Notice LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast/DBA, Workforce Solutions Region 20 and the Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium announces a public meeting of the Executive Committee to which all persons are invited: DATE & TIME: Friday, June 14, 2013 8:00 a.m. PLACE: Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast DBA, Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986 PURPOSE: To discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment Act, Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition Program, One-Stop Career Centers, and the Workforce Development Board DBA, Workforce Solutions. A copy of the agenda and access information may be obtained by contacting: Workforce Solutions 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986 772/335-3030 Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a record for judicial review. 445413 ON 6/9/2013 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 472013CA000055CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. BRETT QUINLIN; KIMBERLY QUINLIN; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): KIMBERLY QUINLIN (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 3 AND 4, BLOCK 22, NORTH WEST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1105 NW 5TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA 33324, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the THE OKEECHOBEE NEWS 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. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With DisabilitiesIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 8074370 por to menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despuis de haber recibido ista noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva 6 de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou pant nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tan& ou pale byen, rele 711. WITNESS my hand the seal of this Court this 4th day of June, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Jennifer Rediker As Deputy Clerk Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486, Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates.com File No.: 12-08034 BOA 445277 ON 6/9,16/2013 Public Notice Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-CA-000550 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. LUCINA CALZADA; ODILON CALZADA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUCINA CALZADA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ODILON CALZADA; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; JUANA VILLANUEVA, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ODILON CALZADA 8880 NE 12TH LANE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 ODILON CALZADA 8870 NE 12TH LANE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 ODILON CALZADA 3783 NW 21ST AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ODILON CALZADA 8880 NE 12TH LANE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ODILON CALZADA 8870 NE 12TH LANE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ODILON CALZADA 3783 NW 21ST AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NW QUARTER OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NE TURNER OF THE SAID NW QUARTER OF SECTION 16, BEARS S 000 18’ 01” E ALONG THE EAST LINE OFTHE NW QUARTER OF SECTION 16 TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N.E. 12TH LANE, A DISTANCE OF 1484.82 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 840 40’ 15” W ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NE 12TH LANE, A DISTANCE OF 56.89 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 840 40’ 15” W ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NE 12TH LANE TO THE NORTHEAST TURNER OF THAT LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 285, PAGE 1212, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 105.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 050 19’ 45” W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SAID LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 285, PAGE 1212, A DISTANCE OF85.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 840 40’ IS” E, A DISTANCE OF 105.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 050 19’ 45” E, A DISTANCE OF85.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on David M. Cozad, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and le the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 29th day of May, 2013. 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 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. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk 444954 ON 6/2,9/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000133 FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, V S. PAULSON, JEFFREY R., et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION T O: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDIT ORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF JEFFREY R. PAULSON, DECEASED Whose residence(s) is/are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, T ampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: Lot 16, Block 4, ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES, according to the plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 9, Public 13 Okeechobee News June 9, 2013Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. If you fail to le your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at OKEECHOBEE County this 4th day of June, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Jennifer Rediker Deputy Clerk NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti caciOn si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey you ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you ou jwen on seri de id. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou park nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 445267 ON 6/9,16/2013 Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man was arrested after he allegedl y stabbed another man during an argument over the man’s suspected involvement with a woman. Jesse Lee Williams, 69, N.E. Seventh St., Okeechobee, was arrested Friday, June 7, on a felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Williams is being held in the Okeechobee Count y Jail on $25,000 bond. Deputy Yero Todman, of the Okeechobee Count y Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated the woman is an acquaintance of both men and that all three of them were drinking together when the argument broke out. According to the arrest report Williams became enraged over the thought of the victim and the woman being involved. The two men began to argue and, stated the report, the woman left. Sometime after the woman left Williams reportedly stabbed the victim in the bac k with a folding pocket knife. Deputy Todman indicated the victim suffered a laceration to his lower back that was an estimated 2 inches in length. The wound, continued the deputy, was bleeding profusely. Emergency medical personnel was called to the scene and transported the victim to Raulerson Hospital for treatment. The victim apparently told Deputy Todman he was stabbed with a pocketknife that had either a brown or tan handle. Although the woman left the scene before the alleged stabbing, she did reportedly tell the deput y that she saw Williams with a pocketknife in his right hand. However, continued the report, she could not provide the deputy with a description of the weapon. OCSO Deputy Corporal Donald Ellis reportedly found a brown-handled pocketknife on the bathroom oor in the apartment building where Williams lives. The knife was taken into custody and will be processed for blood and ngerprints. Deputy Todman went on to state that when he arrested Williams he noticed what appeared to be a “... large amount of suspected blood ...” on the left leg of Williams’ pants. Man allegedly stabbed in ght over a woman Jesse Williams Class of 2014 formal picturesThe Okeechobee High School senior class of 2014 will have formal pictures taken on June 24 and 25 at Okeechobee High School. Visit the high school’s web site or like “OHS Journalism” on Facebook for information.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 104 NW 7th Ave. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945Lic. RE Broker Auctioneer# AU2579. 1,430 Acre Ranch in Eastern Okeechobee CountyOffered Exclusively by: The Tucker Group, LLC Call Brandon Tucker (772) 201-8722$3,750 per acre Northern 1300 Acres SOLD 8/24/2012 century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 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 Over 100 Listings BLUE HERON Waterfront Dream Home! 3 Bd/ 2 Ba, Greatroom, fireplace, office. 18X36 Master Suite w/5 closets. 2314 SF Under Air3865 TLA. Two car and golf cart Garage. Irrigation, dock, sea wall. Barrel tile roof. Polished to Perfection! MLS 206899 $289,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 LAKE OKEECHOBEE ACCESS – SECLUDED ESTATE POOL HOME This beautiful and spacious custom built home sits on 2 acres of Rim Canal. Energy efficient 2003 concrete construction with metal roof. Crystal blue pool to dive in and enjoy or sit in front of the gas fireplace and enjoy. Port Mayaca Polo Club a couple of miles for the horse lovers. All this plus Hurricane shutters and generator panel. Large utility room/office and could be 4th bedroom. Dining Room has lovely bay window. Environmentally friendly no direct sunlight in screen room but pool is in sunlight. 14 Okeechobee News June 9, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee ranked 76th out of 80 schools in Class 7A in high school sports according to the Florida High School Athletic A ssociation Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup AllSports Awards. Lady Brahman sports ranked 67th while the boys ranked 78th out of 80 schools this y ear. Martin County was ranked sixth overall, followed by Sebastian River in 20th position, Fort Pierce at 53, South Fork at 59, and Port St. Lucie at 60 for the 2012-2013 season. There were 687 members ranked this y ear in eight different classi cations. Points are awarded to a school based on its nish in FHSAA State Series competition in each sport. The top 16 places earn scores. Schools get a ve-point bonus for a district championship. Points are deducted for incidents of unsportsmanlike conduct, athlete or coach ejections, and school or team violations. Okeechobee had two girls teams qualify for regional competition this year, volleyball, district runner up, and softball District 127A champions. Boy's soccer was the only boy's team to qualify for post season play as a district runner up. Two golfers, Kodi Stephen and Cameron White, made regional this year. Two OHS wrestlers made the state nals. OHS sports ranked low in FHSAA standings Special to the Okeechobee News2013 T-Ball Champs, American LeaguePlayers: Josiah Hardy, Jade, Alex Boswell, Messiah Macias, Bradley Phillips, Carson Owens, Guillermo Ramos, Caleb Cruz, D.J. Lewis and Thomas Jackson. Coaches are (left to right): assistant coach Jose Garduno, head coach Chris Phillips and assistant coach Ed Cruz. Humane Society needs volunteersThe Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue is in need of volunteers to help with of ce work and to help 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.Big Water DeMolay to meet in OkeechobeeBig Water DeMolay meets at 105 N.W. Fifth Ave. on the rst and third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. for young men 12 to 21. Parents are also invited. Call L. Keith Tomey II at 863-763-8072 for information. DeMolay is an international non-pro t organization sponsored by a Masonic Lodge but members are not required to be related to Masons.Shrine Club collects aluminum can tabsThe local Shrine Club is collecting the "pull tabs" from aluminum cans. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact Kip Gardner at 863357-0427, Mac Simpson at 863-484-0427 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 valid through June 30, 2013Coupon must be presented at time of service 15 Okeechobee News June 9, 2013 The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week.ASSAULT 2800 block of U.S. 441 N.  3300 block of N.W. 37th Ave.  2900 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  900 block of N.E. 32nd Ave.  200 block of U.S. 441 S.  800 block of S.W. 28th St.BURGLARY 13400 block of N.E. 104th Ave.  1800 block of N.E. 308th St.  1600 block of N.W. Fifth St.  1800 block of N.W. Fourth St.  3300 block of S.E. 33rd Terrace  6500 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  3300 block of N.W. 33rd Ave.  2200 block of S.W. 28th St.CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 800 block of N.E. 14th Ave.  2200 block of S.W. 28th St.FRAUD 500 block of N.W. Fourth St.  1100 block of N.E. 39th Blvd.THEFT 1600 block of N.W. Fourth St.  3900 block of N.W. Seventh St.  3600 block of U.S. 441 S.  8900 block of S.E. 66th Drive  1000 block of U.S. 98 N.  2300 block of U.S. 441 S.  2900 block of S.E. 18th Court OCSO Investigations Special to the Okeechobee News/ Joe and Leah SuarezFour-County Honor BandOkeechobee County students on the Four-County Honor Band were recognized at the Okeechobee High School Band Awards Banquet on June 1. They include: (starting with back row) Nick Valcaniant, Dillon Jones, Sheynon Hernandez, Ryan Reister, Bryan Claypool, Manny Ramirez, Joey Bunker, Otto Ramirez, Michael Muros, Charlie Fonseca, Justin Denisuk, Rachel Hawthorne, Daron Jones, Tyler Chartier, Audrey Metcalf, Julienne Mieves, Selena Bowman, Casey Lewis, Emilse Serrano, Elizabeth Santalices, Madison McAllister, Rebecca Synder and Denise Holmes. Faith Academy Preschool offers summer programA Christian-based Summer VPK program is planned for this summer. Children may participate in this free program if they will be attending Kindergarten in the fall of 2013, (child must be ve on or before Sept. 1), and have not participated in a VPK program during the school year. Faith Academy Preschool will also be offering free breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Cassie Peaden will be the Summer VPK Teacher. Ms. Peaden is a graduate from FAU and currently working on her Masters in Education. She is sure to make the summer classes fun while getting your child ready for kindergarten in the fall. Classes start June 17 Faith Academy will also have a summer program for ages 2-6. For information, call 863-763-8800. Up coming blood drivesWhile 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, June 11 Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Friday, June 14 Publix, 1:30 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 14 Walgreen’s, 1 6 p.m. Sunday, June 16 Golden Corral, 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Monday, June 17 Wal Mart, 1 6 p.m. Friday, June 21 Seacoast National Bank, South, 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Friday, June 28 Okee County Health Dept., 1 4 p.m. Friday, June 28 Publix, 5 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29 Wal Mart, 11 a.m. 4 p.m.

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