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Okeechobee news ( May 29, 2013 )

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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Creation Date: May 29, 2013
Publication Date: 07-21-2013

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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).

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Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Creation Date: May 29, 2013
Publication Date: 07-21-2013

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Coordinates: 27.241667 x -80.833056 ( Place of Publication )

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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).

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Sunday, July 21, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 87 15.24 feetLast Year: 12.06 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus tax Lake level rising despite releases ... Page 9 UF offers ‘Bee College’ ...Page 5 Deputies seek information on driver who hit tree ... Page 12 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. MSTU would be subject to homestead exemptionsBy Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Faced with rising expenses and declining property values, in recent months the Okeechobee County Commissioners looked for a fairer way to raise the money needed to run the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. They decided to consider the creation of a Municipal Services Taxing Unit (MSTU), hoping that it would broaden the tax base by including property owners who currently pay little or no ad valorem taxes because they qualify for homestead exemption. Commissioner Margaret Garrard Helton pointed to her own residence as an example. Because the assessed value is less than $25,000, she pays no ad valorem property taxes on her County considers taxing options Special to the Okeechobee News/ FWCFisheating Creek is the only free- owing tributary that empties into Lake Okeechobee. Special to the Okeechobee News A 10-year plan for the Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will be presented Thursday, Aug. 1, at a public hearing in Glades County. The public is invited to attend the 7 p.m. hearing at the Glades County Commission Chambers, 500 Avenue J in Moore Haven. Help plan the future of Fisheating Creek WMA Special to the Okeechobee News/ FWCDeer are a common sight in the Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area. See CREEK — Page 10 See MSTU — Page 10

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Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 88F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.Extended ForecastMonday : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 88F with a heat index of 99F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible. Monday Night : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tuesday : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 88F with a heat index of 99F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible. By Tamara KellyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee American Legion Post hosts “Quarters for a Cause” on the third Tuesday of each month. Each month a different cause is chosen. V endors bring gift baskets to auction off, and bids are done in increments of 25 cents. Proceeds from the auctions, paddle sales and vendor fees bene t local causes. The most recent “Quarters for a Cause” event helped raise money for scholarships to send children to 4-H camp. Each month, the Legion chooses a new cause to donate to. Each vendor offers two gift baskets to auction off. The events are open to the public, but participants must be at least 18 years old. The monthly events also include door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. If you are interested in becoming a vendor for this event, call Christy Schneider at 863-697-1247. A the July 16 event, the 50/50 winner Phil Pittman was awarded $86, which he donated to the 4-H camp fund. The nal total for the July Quarter for a Cause was $583. The next Quarters for a Cause event will be Aug. 20 at the American Legion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News July 21, 2013 Okeechobee Forecast Quarter auctions help local causes Special to the Okeechobee NewsCongressman Rooney speaks at meetingCongressman Tom Rooney attended and spoke at the Republican Party of Okeechobee club meeting. Congressman Rooney spoke to a full house on July 15. The Republican Club meets every other month on the third Monday of the month, 7 p.m. at Beef O’Brady’s. The next club meeting will be Monday, Sept. 16, with Pastor Jim Harris from Hardee County speaking about our great Constitution. For information, call 863-532-9623. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyChristy Schneider is having a great time while she picks the winning numbers. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyNumbers y high as the winning number is about to be called for the gift basket.

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The Florida Department of Transportation advises motorists to take care in areas where there is road work. Work in the area planned this week includes the following projects. Okeechobee County  U.S. 441 North from Northwest 179th, to County Road 68 East: Crews are repairing the shoulders near the roadway. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures and use caution when traveling through work area.  U.S. 441 North from Northwest Ninth Street, to Northwest 36th Street: Crews are removing broke concrete sidewalks, forming and re-pouring. No lane closures are expected however, motorists should drive with caution.  U.S. 441 Southeast from S.R.-78 to the Martin County line: Crews will be trimming low hanging tree branches as needed. No lane closures are expected however, motorists should drive with caution.  U.S. 441 north between N.W. 36th Street and N.W. Ninth Street: Work has begun to install a gas line paralleling the south bound side of the roadway. No lane closures are expected, however, motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone. The project is estimated to be completed in early July. Glades County  Harney Pond Road from Park Area to S.R 78.: Crews will construct one mile of bike path and sidewalk near the parking area at Harney Pond. There are no anticipated lane closures during the project, however, motorists are advised to use caution in the parking lot. Work is anticipated to be completed, by end of August 2013. Dickerson Florida, Inc. is the contractor.  S.R. 78 (Ortona Road) from S.R. 29 to C.R. 78: Crews are cleaning ditches. Watch for trucks leaving and entering the highway beginning Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Do you trust me?By Jim E. BentonFaith Farm Ministries For some people, trust is a dif cult proposition because in the past, people they trusted let them down. In some cases, the people they trusted were even hurtful! When we experience disappointment with people we are supposed to be able to trust, then we become suspect of everyone else. In business dealings, we have contracts and signed agreements because “my word is my bond” is no longer a principle that we can assume. Commercials about suing everyone who has injured you are rampant! If we can nd fault in someone, some product or some company, we have the right to be treated fairly! But what about God; Can He be trusted? Can we trust him to treat us fairly? They answer is yes; we can trust Him! But do we want Him to treat us fairly? If He did, we would be punished for our sin. But He allows Jesus to bear the punishment of our sin. And that’s not fair, but it is good. Solomon is known as the wisest man in the history of mankind. He learned some things about trust; who to trust and who not to trust. In the third chapter of the book of Proverbs, Solomon writes; “My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, 2 for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. 3 Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 So you will nd favor and good success in the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 7 Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. 8 It will be healing to your esh and refreshment to your bones.” He reminds us to let love and faithfulness be the demonstrable characteristics in our lives. And if we do, we will have favor and good success in the sight of God and man. That’s good advice! But then he speci cally addresses the trust issue: “Trust in the Lord.” Have you put your trust in God? Or do you trust in your own talents, skills and abilities? If we understand that God has given us these talents, skills and abilities, we are well on our way to trusting Him. But then Solomon addresses everything else in our lives when he writes, “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 7 Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. 8 I t will be healing to your esh and refreshmen t to your bones.” The speci c instructions to demonstrat e trust in God is to do the following: 1. Acknowledge Him in everything; 2. Don’t trust in your own thinking; 3. Fear Him; 4. Turn from evil. I think we can all agree that our country is a mess; con icts without and within. Okeechobee is doing OK, but what if we all had wisdom and followed the instructions above? We are fortunate to live in a town wher e God is acknowledged. In community, cit y and county meetings, prayer is often offered because we still know the God can be trusted. Do you trust Him? One of the best ways to learn how to trus t Him is to attend one of our area churches. They may have problems; all churches do, but you can nd the One who is trustworthy! And yes you don’t have to go to church to discover that truth, but why not explore th e idea with others who are learning to trus t again. We would love to see you in church; come and join us! You’ll be glad you did! Baby’s bones broken Some people should not be allowed to be parents.  In this day and age, with birth control so readily available, there is no reason for a w oman to have a child unless she wants to. A nd if she changes her mind, after she has a child, she has the choice to keep it or give it up for adoption. So, if she chooses to have a child and keep that child, then she should be responsible for keeping that baby safe. A mother’s rst responsibility is to her child.Zimmerman case Here we go again with the media. Even Fox News commentators say that the police dispatcher told Zimmerman to stay in the car. But it didn’t happen. Read the 911 transcripts. When he said he was following a suspicious person, the dispatcher said, “We don’t need you to do that.” There was never a police instruction to stay in the car. Good thing the jury actually heard the 9-1-1 tapes as the media tried this case in the court of public opinion based on misinformation.  People are so politically afraid to speak openly about racial differences and biases, but I am not because I am of the feeling that if differences are not discussed openly and honestly, the problem/misunderstandings will just continue to fester .. and I feel that’s where we (society) are today.  The protestors in Tallahassee are demanding the repeal of the Stand Your Ground law. But the Zimmerman case was not about the Stand Your Ground law. There was no Stand Your Ground hearing in that case. The defensive used self defense, not Stand Your Ground. The news media speculated that they could use Stand Your Ground, but the defense did not go that way. So the protestors are arguing about something that did not happen.  This whole thing with Zimmerman and Trayvon has been about the Stand Your Ground law here in Florida. From the very beginning the Stand Your Ground law was attacked when it had nothing whatsoever to do with this case.  If the media is so worried about the safety of teenagers who are walking home at night, why don’t they start intensive coverage of the shootings in Belle Glade and Fort Pierce? There are a lot of teenagers killed in Florida in shootings every year. Why doesn’t the media put the spotlight on those and try to do something to keep those teenagers safe? Why is Sanford so important? Clean up appreciatedThis is just to thank Sheriff May and his deputies for the wonderful job they have done cleaning up Treasure Island -especially the motorcycle deputy. Beatrice Clark July 21, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter to the editor Area RoadWatch Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating! Re ections from the pulpit

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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., July 19TH Thurs., July 25THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “TURBO”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “ DESPICABLE ME 2”Fri., 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed.& Thurs., 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “GROWN UPS 2”Fri., 7:00 & 9:00 Sat., Sun., Tues, Wed., & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG PG PG-13 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 5 Okeechobee News July 21, 2013 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Espresso concoction 6 Pile 10 With 13-Across, coming-out phrase? 13 See 10-Across 14 Surprisingly, the Rays dont play there 15 Something to pick 16 Dairy food for a haunted house? 18 CSIŽ proof 19 Campfire whopper 20 Mer flow 21 More revolting 23 Boxed Brie? 26 Shower head, maybe 29 Georgetown athlete 30 Outlet store abbr. 31 Thwart the reelection bid of 34 Sask. neighbor 38 With 41-Across, pancake-flavored drink? 40 Priests vestment 41 See 38-Across 42 Drifting, maybe 43 Pedicure stone 45 Parliament vote 46 Literary __ 48 Runs the show 50 Snacks for an allnighter? 55 Goldbricks 56 App with a Buddy List 57 __ vez: Spaniards againŽ 61 Flee 62 Dinner dish decorated for a king? 65 Sugar suffix 66 Filled a hold with 67 Western 68 Kittens cry 69 Checked out 70 Set of principles DOWN 1 Like some lingerie 2 Uttar Pradesh tourist city 3 Stratum 4 Medium state? 5 Bugler with horns 6 With The,Ž city with a lake called the Hofvijver at its center 7 It has six toes 8 Fuzzy fruit 9 Weather forecast word 10 Sundance entry, usually 11 Pitchfork parts 12 Gape 14 Perfectly 17 Be homesick (for) 22 Name that means cool breezeŽ in Hawaiian 24 Casanova 25 Abu __ 26 Flaky mineral 27 Boots an easy grounder 28 Arbor Day planting 32 Spa offering 33 Popular street name 35 Correct answerŽ sound 36 ... Prince Albert in __?Ž 37 Ring jinglers 39 Conceals sneakily 41 Boo birds call 43 Depict 44 Cupcake filling 47 Emotionally unavailable type 49 Weather map line 50 Drive insert 51 Stir 52 One of Nixonsvices? 53 Made like a crow 54 Good-hearted 58 Spot for un chapeau 59 Lou of The Velvet Underground 60 __-Cuban music 63 William Brownes Awake, faire Muse,Ž e.g. 64 Sawbones By Jeff Louie (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 08/19/11 08/19/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Cows and bulls were a little cheaper this week compared to last week. Lightweight calves were a little higher. Heavier calves were near steady. Looked like buyer demand was good. Quality of cattle was good and no signs yet of stress or loss of condition due to wet pastures and mosquitoes, but I’m sure that will change soon with the amount of rain we are getting. I expect to see larger volume in the coming weeks, and hopefully, demand will stay good. Mark your calendars for our special sales: October 4 Bred Heifers October 11 Angus Bulls October 18 Brangus Bulls Ridgewood Ranch, St. Cloud and Petros and Priscilla Amerikanos, Vero Beach, topped the calf market with a high of $2.60 bought by Foy Reynolds and D & S Cattle. C.E. Whaley Ranch, St. Cloud, topped the cow market with a high of 88.00 bought by Central Beef. See ya next week, Todd GAINESVILLE—The University of Florida w ill host the rst Bee College for South Florida this summer in Fort Lauderdale. The event is coming to South Florida to meet demand there and will also feature courses taught in Spanish. The two-day college will be held Aug. 1617 at the UF Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie, part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The cost is $125 per person to attend for one day or $185 for two days. Family and other discount rates are offered. Meals and a printed program of all lecture material are included in the price. Courses include beekeeping for beginners, candle making, honey extraction, live bee removal training, a honey tasting showcase and more. Bee College is Florida’s biggest educational event for honeybee hobbyists, professionals and anyone interested in honeybees. It is open to people of all ages and experience levels with the only prerequisite being interest in honeybees. More information on the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab is online at: http://entnemdept.u edu/honeybee/. For more information on the South Florida Bee College, visit http://entnemdept.u edu/honeybee/extension/SFbee_college. shtml. UF offers Bee College in August School supply drive to be heldThe Professional and Volunteer Fireghters of Okeechobee will host the annual school supply drive Aug. 9, 10, and 11 in front of Walmart, Okeechobee. Support the re ghters on Friday, Aug. 9, 4:30-7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 10, 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All supplies will be donated to My Aunt’s House (501c3) for distribution to needy and foster children in Okeechobee. There are drop boxes at all Okeechobee re stations, so if you are unable to make it to Walmart, you can drop off supplies at any of the stations before the 12 of August. For information, call Matt Vinson 863-697-1205.

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Embroidery group to meetThe Fancy ME machine embroidery group will have it’s next meeting on Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the local Red Cross of ce at 323 N. Parrott Ave. If y ou have an embroidery machine or want to learn about them, please stop by. For information, call Linda at 863-697-2450 or Mary at 863-697-1920.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night bingo beginning on July 21 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. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dinning room patrons.Dinner bene ts familyThe Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 Hwy. 441 S.E. will host a spaghetti and garlic bread dinner for a $6 donation. on Sunday J uly 21 from noon to 6 p.m. Proceeds w ill go for funeral expenses and to help the mother and 12-year-old daughter of Nicole Y eonmans. Ms. Yeomans, 34, of Osceola County, was killed by a hit and run driver on July 4, near the intersection of East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway and Crabgrass Road in Holopaw. She was a cousin of Gail (Adams) Cook who formerly worked at the Brahma Bull Restaurant. Come out and enjoy a great dinner and this family! For information, please call 863-467-0050.Collaborative Council to meetThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Serv ices Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce. Please bring backto-school items for needy and foster children to the July meeting.Moose hosts comedy nightOkeechobee Moose, at 159 N.W. 36th St., starting Wednesday, July 24 at 5 p.m. is hosting Comedy Night. Come tell your favorite jokes and enjoy 50 cent hot dogs. Thursday bingo starts at 1 p.m. Friday bingo starts with bonanza at 6:30 p.m. Daily lunch specials are $2.50; serving from 11:30 a.m. Proceeds go to support Moose Charities programs.Peer to speak at libraryOn Thursday, July 25, at 5 p.m., in honor of the National Day of the Cowboy, the friends of the Okeechobee County Library w ill present Gordie Peer. The event is free to the public. Mr. Peer will speak about his past and his history of rodeo clowning and bull ghting.YMCA Art Auction slatedThe second annual Okeechobee YMCA Children’s Art Auction will be held Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee Y, 901 S.W. Sixth St. (Sacred Heart Church, back pavilion).Steelers host Awards NightThe Chobee Steelers will host their fourth Awards Night program at the Freshmen Campus at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 This year we will honor the Steelers who have graduated from the Steel Band. As a special treat, Dr. Aaron Graham of New Jersey will be our speaker.Outlawz to hold tryoutsChobee Outlawz, the traveling baseball team, will hold tryouts on Sunday, July 28, at 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee Sports Complex Fields for boys 8-10 years old. For information, contact Donald Coleman at 863801-0679.Free diabetic class offeredNoreen Williams, a certi ed diabetic educator, will present a free diabetic seminar to the public on Monday, July 29, from 2 3:30 p.m. at The Heritage Assisted Living Facility. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 863-763-1700.Republican Women to meetThe Okeechobee County Federated Republican Women’s Club is proud to announce guest speaker State Committeeman and School Board member, Joe Arnold, who will be giving a presentation, as well as answering questions about the new state adopted “Common Core” standards. This affects every child currently in school, and is going to be a meeting you do not want to miss. Please join us on Monday, July 29, at Cowboy’s in the Bull Pen at 6 p.m. with a half hour social before the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.Heritage hosts support groupThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility will be holding a Parkinson’s Support Group on Wednesday, July 31, at 6 p.m. at The Heritage Assisted Living Facility located at 608 N.E. 2nd Ave. (behind Rita’s furniture). The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, Physical Therapist, from New American Physical Therapy. In the meeting 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 day care services will be provided during the session at no cost. There is no charge to attend and it is open to the public, family, and patients. For information, call 863-763-1700.Healthy Start Coalition to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 11 a.m. at their of ce in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. This meeting is open to the public. The 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 863462-5877.Archery contest plannedGLADES COUNTY—The Glades County 4-H 3D Archery Contest will be Aug. 24 at Fisheating Creek Outpost. 4-H registration is $18 per archer. Participants must be a member of a 4-H Club, 4-H Archery Club, 4-H Shooting Sports Club, or a County 4-H Shooting Sports Program where during the club year they have received archery instruction from a certi ed Florida 4-H Archery Instructor. There will also be an open shoot category with a registration fee of $20. Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 16 For information, contact the Glades County Extension Of ce at 863-946-0244.Chobee Minis host fundraiserOn Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. the Chobee Mini Horse Club, will hold a fundraiser at Tractor Supply in Okeechobee, 441 South. There will be a bake sale, 50/50 drawing, hot dogs and a Chinese auction. There also will be a car driving demonstration by on of our little horses. All donations will be gratefully accepted.Quarters for a Cause plannedQuarters for a Cause will be held at the American Legion on Tuesday, Aug. 20 Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a special prize giveaway for wearing animal print, 50/50 drawing, food auctions and door prizes from local small and home businesses. For information, call Christy at 863-697-1247.CASTLE seeking volunteersIf you have a few hours to spare and share your great parenting techniques, call CASTLE today. Teaching Safe Parenting, CASTLE’s mission is to stop child abuse before it even happens by empowering parents with the education necessary to create successful, loving, and nurturing families. We are currently seeking volunteers for our Safe Families Program. We’re making a difference, one family at a time. Call 772-465-6011 or e-mail hr@castletc.org for information.DeMolay to meet hereBig 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.OCRA holds football sign upsOCRA is gearing up for their 2013 Football season. Sign ups will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 17 and 24 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the ball park. All of the games are played locally. Football players and cheerleaders, 5 to 14 years of age, are invited to sign up. The cost is $80 for football and cheerleaders, $60 for ag football. OCRA also needs coaches who have a good knowledge of football, can work with young people and can pass a background check. They are also looking for team sponsors. For information, call 863634-0515. Sign ups end Aug. 24.Help with FP&L bills offeredThe Salvation Army has FPL (Florid a Power and Light) funding available to assist quali ed consumers. Please call 1-863-763-6020 for guidelines and information, Mondays and Tuesdays, between the hours of 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m.Upcoming 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. Sunday, July 21 – Golden Corral, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010Obituaries 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.David S. McFarland, Jr., 85OKEECHOBEE — David S. McFarland, Jr. died Sat., July 13, 2013, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Ft. Pierce, Fla. David was born in Malvern, Pa. and became a resident of Okeechobee in 2008. He enjoyed traveling as a hobby. David was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Veteran of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion. David is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joan Ann McFarland. There will be no services held at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News July 21, 2013 Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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Parrott Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863)763-5573 BURGESS PAINT SUPPLY863-763-3824 Serving you for 68 years. ” MatchRite Matching Color 9 Okeechobee News July 21, 2013 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has announced increases in ows from Lake Okeechobee as part of the ongoing effort to manage the runoff from several days of heavy rain in south Florida. The corps increased the discharges beginning Saturday, July 20. The target ow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is 6,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at the Moore Haven Lock and Dam (S-77), and 2,800 cfs for the St. Lucie Estuary as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80) near Stuart. These discharge rates will remain in effect until further notice. On Friday, the lake stage was 15.24 feet. The change in the release rate is the result of the lake entering the Intermediate Operational Sub-Band as de ned under the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS), the master plan for water management of the lake. In the Intermediate SubBand, LORS authorizes larger releases to slow or reverse the rise of the lake. "This wet season's above-average rainfall and high water levels are a stark contrast from what we experienced last year," said Lt. Col. Tom Greco, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. "Lake Okeechobee and the water conservations areas can hold a massive amount of water during rain events, but their capacity is by no means limitless. Currently, the lake and water conservation areas are above schedule, so taking appropriate steps now to manage w ater levels is essential." Midway through the month, precipitation has been 74 percent above normal for July. This continues the pattern of above-average precipitation since April. "The heavy precipitation has constrained our operations on both sides of the lake," said Jorge Tous, Chief of the Jacksonville District Water Management Section. "We've repeatedly had to suspend releases due to runoff that has accumulated in the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie Canal. We are hopeful these larger releases will allow us to stabilize the rising lake before we have to maximize ows throughout the system." Since the corps began discharges from the lake on May 8, most of the water passing through the nal set of locks to the estuaries has come from basin runoff. Through July 18, 31 percent of the water going through the Franklin Lock since May 8 has been from the lake, while 33 percent of the water going through the St. Lucie Lock has been from the lake. The releases from the lake are necessary to keep water levels from getting too high, putting additional pressure on Herbert Hoover Dike, the 143-mile ood-control structure surrounding the lake. The dike, parts of which date back to the 1930s, suffers from seepage and erosion problems due to construction methods that were used at that time. The corps is concerned that high water levels would increase erosion to the point it could lead to a breach of the dike. In addition to managing lake levels, the corps conducts regular inspections of the dike. Public safety remains the corps' top priority. The corps will continue to monitor and make adjustments as necessary. Additional increases in the discharge rate may be necessary as conditions change. Rain prompts additional releases from the Big ‘O’ Living life to the fullestBetty Buzan turned 92 years old on June 12. She is a very active woman at the church and goes to the gym three times a week. She is not your average 92 years old. When Betty turned 90, she celebrated her birthday by taking a ride on the back of a Harley motorcycle. For her 91st she went on an airboat ride. For her 92nd birthday, her son, Steve Buzan treated her to a hot air balloon ride. “I’m crossing things off my bucket list,” she said. Special to the Okeechobee News Youth Soccer League sign-ups plannedYouth soccer league sign-ups will be held Aug. 12 30 at the Sports Complex, 640 N.W. 27th Lane, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The fee is $35 per boy or girl player, 5 to 14 years of age, and a copy of the participant's birth certi cate is needed to register. For information, call 863-763-6950.Adult softball teams meeting set for July 30On Tuesday, July 30, a softball meeting will be held at Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N. at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 is team sign-up deadline at the Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation of ce, 640 N.W. 27th Lane. On Aug. 19 the rst game of the regular season will be played at the Okeechobee County softball eld, 950 N.W. 23rd Lane. Fees for the Men's League are $375, Women's League are $325 and Co-ed League are $325. For information, visit www.facebook.com/ okeeparksandrec; or, call 863-763-6950.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Okeechobee News July 21, 2013 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff will present the draft land management plan for FWC-managed portions of the Fisheating Creek WMA, and people are encouraged to comment and ask questions. Fisheating Creek WMA is a place full of history and wildlife, as well as outdoor recreation opportunities. Its Creek Indian name, Thlothlopopka-hatchee, means “the creek where sh are eaten.” The rst known settlements occurred between 1,000 and 500 B.C., when early inhabitants known as the Belle Glade people built mounds and subsisted by netting sh and harvesting turtles, snakes and alligators. Today, Fisheating Creek WMA stretches for 40 miles in Glades County along the course of the only freeowing tributary to Lake Okeechobee. Framed by bald cypress swamps and hardwood hammocks, the teacolored blackwater creek shows off wild Florida and is critical habitat for native species such as panther, black bear and swallowtail kite. People come to Fisheating Creek WMA to paddle canoes or kayaks, watch wildlife, camp, hunt and sh. This is a place where hunters have a good chance of harvesting a prized Osceola turkey. “Fisheating Creek WMA was purchased in order to ensure the preservation of sh and wildlife resources, other natural and cultural resources, and for sh and wildlifebased public outdoor recreation,” said Rebecca Shelton, FWC land conservation biologist. “This draft plan will specify how we intend to do that.” All lands purchased with public funds must have a management plan that ensures the property will be managed in a manner that is consistent with the intended purposes of the purchase. Hunting and shing regulations are not included in this plan or meeting; those are addressed through a separate public process. To obtain a copy of the draft land management prospectus for Fisheating Creek WMA, call Diana Kilgore at 850-487-7063 or David Alden at 850-487-9588, or email Diana. Kilgore@myfwc.com. CREEKContinued From Page 1 Four Seasons home. She does pay for re, EMT and garbage services, which are levied at a at per residence rate. State law allows Florida homeowners to claim up to a $50,000 Homestead Exemption on their primary residence. The rst $25,000 of this exemption applies to all taxing authorities. The second $25,000 excludes School Board taxes and applies to properties with assessed values greater than $50,000. Commissioners hoped that with an MSTU, everyone would pay “something” toward the expense of law enforcement. At the direction of the commissioners, County administrator Robbie Chartier said staff investigated the options for an MSTU and found that MSTU’s are subject to the same homestead exemptions as the county’s ad valorem taxes. Even with an MSTU, those who currentl y pay no property taxes would still pay no property taxes. An MSTU for law enforcement could onl y be levied on the unincorporated areas of the county, since the city taxpayers fund the Cit y Police Department through city property taxes. A law enforcement MSTU would transfer the entire expense to the county residents who are now paying property taxes. The county commission also asked i f adding an MSTU would affect the 10 mill cap. State law allows county to levy up to 10 mills in property taxes. One mill in taxes equals $1 per $1,000 of property value. Mrs. Chartier said her research indicates an MSTU would be separate and have its own 10 mill cap. So in theory, the count y could levy up to 10 mills in ad valorem taxes plus up to 10 mills for the MSTU. She said the MSTU could only cover speci c law enforcement expenses, such as the salaries and expenses for sworn of cers. It could not pay for expenses such as the jail, administration and support staff. Based on comments voiced at the July 11 meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission, the commission does not want to increase the county tax millage rate, said Mrs. Chartier. She said they will consider the options at the July 25 meeting. MSTUContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee News/ FWCWildlife is plentiful in the Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area.

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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 11 Okeechobee News July 21, 2013 If you’re a Floridian, you probably already know just how hot that Florida sun can get. But do you know how damaging it can be on your skin? The third most common skin cancer, melanoma, can be caused by sun exposure. An estimated 65-90 percent of melanomas, in fact, are caused by exposure to the sun’s UV (ultraviolet) light. Here are some quick tips for preventing skin cancer:Cover upThe right clothing can help in protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Keep in mind that a regular T-shirt only offers about an SPF of 15 so you should still use sunscreen in addition. You should also wear UV-blocking sunglasses and a hat with a wide brim.Lather onEven if you may have shade, you should always wear sunscreen when you’ll be spending time outdoors. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention recommends a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher that offers broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB. This should be applied 15 minutes prior to going outside.ReapplySunscreen can wear off over time, even if it is marketed as waterproof or sweat proof. Be sure to reapply your sunscreen every two hours or after you swim or sweat.Seek shadeWhen possible, head for the shade! Seeking shade under an awning, umbrella, tent, or otherwise can help you reduce your ris k of skin damage that can lead to skin cancer. Remember, even if shade is available, you should still use sunscreen.Avoid tanning & tanning bedsIntentionally tanning or spending time in the direct sun without sun protection puts you at risk for skin cancer. Indoor tanning puts you in direct exposure to UV light and has been linked with skin cancer and cancers of the eye.Other measuresKeep newborn babies out of the sun. Sunscreen should only be used on children over 6 months of age. Examine your skin every month to look for changes to existing or new lesions. See a dermatologist for a screening at least once every year. If you’re going to be spending time in the Florida sun this summer, just remember to plan accordingly so you can sta y protected from the sun’s harmful UV light. Call Consult-A-Nurse at 863-763-9228 for health information and physician referrals. Sun can damage your skin Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCity receives state fundingAt the Tuesday city council meeting, Senator Denise Grimsely presented a ceremonial check to the city from the state legislature this year to help them with stormwater projects. Left to right are Councilman Dowling Watford, Councilman Clayton Williams, Libby Maxwell, (State Representative Cary Pigman’s of ce), State Senator Denise Grimsley, Councilman Devin Maxwell, and Councilman Mike O’Connor.Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCity honors employeePublic Works employee Cleveland Lamb (left) was honored with a 40-year service award by the city on Tuesday, July 16. Councilman Dowling Watford presented the award and a special gift to Mr. Lamb. Big Lake Missions conducting annual school supplies drive Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annual school supplies drive for their needy families. Last year this drive helped many children with their list, but this year the need is even greater. Big Lake Missions will be accepting donations up until Aug. 15. Most all school supplies are needed such as 3-ring notebooks, pencil pouches, colored pencils, markers, hi-liters, etc. No trapper keepers. For a complete list, check out the local stores or call the school. They gladly accept checks made out to our mission or gift cards and our staff can do the shopping. Call 863-763-5725 or 863-610-1815 for more information or drop-off locations.

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News No one was injured in a weekend accident on S.R. 710 when the driver of a tractortrailer reportedly strayed over the center line and struck a small trailer being pulled by a full-sized sports utility vehicle. Richard Lafond, 44, of West Palm Beach, was northbound on the two-lane highway around 6:44 a.m. Saturday, July 13, when he crossed the center line and struck the left side of a homemade trailer in the southbound lane with the truck’s front end, stated an accident report by Deputy Adam Baker of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO). The force of the impact “... caused both tires on that side of the trailer to blow out and come apart,” stated the report. Deputy Baker stated the trailer was being pulled by a 2010 Ford Expedition driven by Gualberto Leon Jr., 33, of Wimauma. Neither the SUV nor the trailer were damaged, the report added. The 2007 International truck driven by Mr. Lafond sustained an estimated $100 in damages. According to the report Mr. Lafond was found at fault because he failed to stay in the proper lane, and was issued a traf c citation. Deputy Baker indicated the owner of the truck is Jet Way LLC of West Palm Beach. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Coldwell Banker Berger Real Estate Philip Y. Berger, Lic RE Broker “We have a new addition to our sales team, Welcome new realtor Julia Parker”.Julia Parker 863-801-3489ALMOST 15 ACRES OF BEAUTIFUL LAND with POND, BARN AND COWPENS, FENCED AND CROSS FENCED; CBS home with new updated kitchen cubboards,2008 new roof, 2009 updated electrical, 2008 new A/C; 2009 New water system with reverse osmosis, 2009 new drainfield and septic, 2009 painted inside and out; 2009 hurricane impact windows, has cattle shoot and barn. BRING YOUR HORSES AND ANIMALS THIS IS THE PLACE. Over 100 Listings COUNTRY HILLS~ Horse lovers paradise! 4Bd/ 2Ba CBS home. 1568 SF under air2270 TLA. Open concept, vaulted ceilings, split plan. Spacious kitchen, 12X56 Screened lanai w/ Spa. 20X40 Wkshop/carport. Commercial above ground pool. Riding arena, 4 stalls-water & elec., hotwire fencing. Fenced/ cross fenced. MLS 206809 EXCEPTIONAL $227,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 MOTIVATED SELLER 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 $67,500 NOW $60,000 MLS #206023 REDUCED NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 5000-M: Deer Park (Ft. Drum) 3bd/2ba on 5+/-acres w/large shed, lg covered back porch, fenced, cross fenced, three wells. Short Sale. $99,000 NOW $59,000 MLS #206394 5036-M: Off of 710 2BR/2BA Mobile home on 1.48-/+ acre. 924 total sq ft. Large front deck, Island fenced in back yard and shed. $45,000 MLS #206799 3002-M: Treasure Island Lake Access 3/1.5 with full length addition. 2 Sheds and storage room part of the addition with electric. Seawall, double carport and more. $48,000 MLS #207064 2000-C: Taylor Creek Condominium upstairs 1 bed/1 bath apartment, 680 total sq ft, screen pool area, boat ramp, boat dock, rim canal. $45,500 MLS #207066 5002-M: Deer Park (Ft. Drum Area) 3BR/2BA DW MH on 5+/-acres with all the appliances. Fenced and crossed fenced, barn, pond, screen front porch and shed. $65,000 • Indian Hammock Two 2+/acre parcels $35,000 Make Offer! • Lot behind SunTrust Bank $18,000 • Potter Rd (NW 30th Ter) 5+/acres $38,000 • 319+/-acres on Hwy 441 N $4,000,000 • 55+/-acres on SR 710 $330,000. Make Offer! • Foreclosure Taylor Creek Captive Lake Residential Lot $13,650 • In town SW addition Residential Lot $3,900 • Okeechobee Pk (NW 4th St) Residential Lot $6,000 • Foreclosure Ft. Drum area 5.68+/-acres $19,900 • Okeechobee Estates (SE 9th CT) in town Residential Lot $18,000 Make Offer! • Fenced 5+/-acres (NE 12th St) Short Sale. $35,000 13 Okeechobee News July 21, 2013 Truck driver faulted, cited for accident 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 Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Samantha Nichole Jewell, 21, S.E. 58th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested July 18 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on DOC warrants charging her with the felonies of violation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker, violation of probation dealing in stolen property, violation of probation grand theft and violation of probation criminal use of personal identi cation. She is being held without bond.  Keith Richardson Coleman, 47, S.E. Proctor Lane, Port St. Lucie, was arrested July 18 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of driving under the in uence with priors. His bond was set at $2,500.  James Freeman Eldridge, 52, S.E. 29th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested July 18 by Deputy John Hazy on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation driving under the in uence third conviction. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week.ASSAULT 1000 block of N.W. 144th Drive  13000 block of S.E. 46th St.  6700 block of U.S. 441 S.E  3700 block of U.S. 441 N.  6500 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  1100 block of N.E. 39th Blvd.BURGLARY 7200 block of N.W. 92nd Court  4900 block of S.E. 44th St.  3800 block of N.W. Seventh St.  4100 block of S.E. 24th RoadCRIMINAL MISCHIEF 4000 block of N.W. 18th St.  9100 block of S.E. 61st Drive  Pier at Lock Seven  700 block of S.E. 25th St.  1600 block of S.R. 70 E.  2100 block of S.E. 30th St.FRAUD 4300 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  3400 block of S.E. 35th Ave.THEFT 5800 block of S.E. 93rd Trail  1300 block of N.E. 103rd Ave.  1100 block of N.E. 16th Ave.  100 block of S.W. 18th Ave.  1600 block of N.W. Fourth St.  9000 block of N.W. 144th Trail  8600 block of S.E. 59th Drive  3200 block of S.E. 34th Ave.  6000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. OCSO Investigations

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107 SW 17thNO PHONE CALLSMUST HAVE: Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Lost**REWARD** LOST LARGE CAT, BLACK & GRAY, LONG HAIR MAINE COON. CALL 863-496-2431 OR 863-271-0428 Estate SaleMUSE LABELLE 1098 Summerall Rd, Aug 3, 10am. ESTATE AUCTION Cash Only Machine shop; household goods; racing lawnmower go-kart frames; engines; tools; welders; EVERYTHING GOES! AB#3306 AU#3117 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Shop here first! The classified ads 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! INTERVIEWERS Westat seeks motivated, detail-oriented individuals to work part time on an important study, the National Study of Health-Related Behaviors (NSHB). Interviewers will collect information from respondents about tobacco use and its effects on health. Interviewers will show respondents how to collect cheek cells and urine samples using a self-collection kit and coordinate appointments for a blood sample to be taken by a trained health professional. To learn more about this position and apply, go to www.westat.com/ eldjobs and enter Job ID 6345BR Drivers$5,000 Sign-on Bonus Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great miles on this Regional Account Werner Enterprises 1-888-567-4854 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifiedsClass A -CDL Driver needed part time. Min. 2 yr. tanker endorsement Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Employment Full Time DRIVER NEEDED for a Company in Hendry County, must have a FL CDL Class B license w/Hazmat. Great bene ts: guaranteed 45 hr./week, quarterly bonus, health Ins., employer paid short & long term disability, life ins., & 401K with matching employer contributions, & competitive wages. Email resume & quali cations to: dumontjob@gmail.com Southeast Milk is seeking full time and seasonal CDL Class A drivers. *Must have a minimum of 2 years veri able experience. Medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D, STD, LTD, 401K. *Note seasonal is not bene t eligible but may lead to full time employment which is. www.southeastmilk.org to print a driver application or call 800-544-8429 for more information DFWP & EEO Welder 6-G certi ed for jack and bore crew; placing & welding steel pipe, 12” thru 96”, help load and unload equipment & material, climb ladder for access to jacking pit, some shovel work. Must be able to travel out of town. Will be home most weekends. Employer supplies lodging & $20 per diem for out of town work. 772-597-5572 for more information. Employment Full Time Employment Part Time Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 14 Okeechobee News July 21, 2013 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Job FairJOB FAIRSAreas USA is a leading provider of food, beverage and retail services in the U.S travel hospitality industry in over 60 Airports around the world, and in the Maryland, and Florida Turnpike Plazas. We are hiring Associates Fort Drum Plaza the newest and biggest plaza building in the world. We offer competitive pay, bene ts, great working environment, and opportunities to grow with the Company. We work with recognized brands like Dunkin Donuts, Wendys, KFC, and others. JOB FAIR LOCATION: Areas USA FLTP, LLC. Fort Drum Travel Plaza Florida Turnpike Mile Marker 184 Okeechobee, FL 34972 Job Fair Dates: July 22, 24, 27 Job Fair Times: 9am to 4pm OPEN POSTIONS: •Dishwashers •Cooks •Cashiers 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. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. Antiques Antiques chairs, tables, dressers, lamps, beds, primitives, linens and dollies, depression glass, featherweight sewing machines. BIG SALEUP TO 50% OFF EVERYTHING thru July 31st. CO-OP ANTIQUES, 1214 SW 2nd Avenue, behind Dairy Queen. Open Tues-Sat. 10-4. Judy 634-1552 or Beth 532-9138 MiscellaneousARCADE GAME Midway Cruis’n USA Driving Game. Excellent Condition. Great for Game Room. Takes Quarters. $595.00/firm. (772)538-6432 Extension Ladder32 ft berglass in good condition. $150. Call:(863)633-9117 Wanted To BuyLOOKING TO PURCHASE A CHEST FREEZER, THE LARGER THE BETTER. CALL 863-763-3728 Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 2br/1ba, garage, No pets $650/mo 1st, Last & Sec. Avail 7/8 (863)467-2302 or (772)260-6969 450sq. ft Apartment Located on Rim Canal. Furnished, dock access for boat. $600 monthly, includes cable, internet & elec. Call 561-853-6669 NW OKEE: 2 BR Apts available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $600mo., and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. Houses RentBeautiful, Clean 3bd/2.5ba In the Oaks. Near Blue Heron Golf Course,Double car garage,screened patio, 2,500 sq. ft. under roof, a/c,sprinkler system, appliances,large yard, Oak and Palm trees, Quiet Street,$1,260.00 mo. plus security. Avail. by 8/1 or 9/1 Call 863-467-9250/ 519-746-4844 or e-mail d.mcara@hotmail.com Oak Park Affordable 3br/1ba 1 Car Gar. Fresh Rehab., fenced yard, City water. $1000 mo. 561-723-2226. OKEE 2bd/1ba Clean CBS House, furnished, enclosed porch, w/d, large yard storage shed, well water, by 15-B. $750 mo. plus security. Call 786-201-0306 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Houses RentOKEE2/1 First class property 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash, and water included $465.00mo. Call for details. Mon-Fri. No Pets.863-467-9800 Rooms To RentOkeechobee Room with private bath. $90 wk., WIFI & Cable hookup. Call 772-332-6180. 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 SaleJust Reduced large fenced lot in Treasure Island with beautiful oak trees. Put a mobile home on lot or build your home $14,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Priced to sell Residential Building lot, adjoining the golf course at the Beautiful Oaks of Blue Heron. $22,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 RENT OR SALE BUILDING ON 5 CITY LOTS. 404 SE 10TH AVE. CALL FOR MORE DETAILS 863-634-1992 OR 863-357-7919 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 monthly plus security. No pets Call 863-763-4031 OKEECHOBEE Completely furnished, 3/2, beautiful quiet area, lg car port and screen room, W/D, (863)467-2784 Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes New Palm Harbor Homes Mobile Condo $39,900 TEXT: STORE 126A TO: 313131 John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. BoatsPONTOON BOAT w/trlr, fully refurbished, 40hp Merc Force, $3600 (863)824-3300 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Automobiles2012 White Ford Fusion SEL, 22,600 miles, very good condition. Asking $15,000 or make offer. Call 863-357-5733 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Public Notice Okeechobee County School Board Meetings July 23 and July 30 The Okeechobee County School Board will meet on July 23, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., to consider advertisement of proposed millage rates and proposed budget for the 2013-14 scal year. The School Board will meet on July 30, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., for a public hearing to consider adoption of tentative millage rates and the tentative budget for 2013-14. Regular School Board business will also be conducted at these meetings. Both meetings will be in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 600 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, and are open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent 447158 ON 7/14,21/2013 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned. pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: Carpenter Insurance Under which we expect to engage in business at: 3960 SE 18th Terrace Okeechobee, FL 34974-7355 In the City of Okeechobee County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Milton Carpenter Insurance Inc. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 16th day of July, 2013. BY: Peggy Brady 448315 ON 7/21/2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Public Notice Okeechobee County School District NON-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE The School District of Okeechobee County has adopted Board Policy 6.43, Unlawful Discrimination Prohibited. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, if otherwise quali ed, social and family background or on the basis of the use of a language other than English by Limited English Pro ciency (LEP) students, be excluded from participation in, be denied the bene ts of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity, or in any employment conditions or practices conducted by this School District, except as provided by law. The School District of Okeechobee County shall comply with all federal and state laws which include the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Title IX, Section 504, Florida Education Equity Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. Any employee, student, applicant for admissions, or applicant for employment who believes he/she has been discriminated against or has been harassed by another employee, student, or third party is encouraged to use the Equity Plan Grievance Procedure for ling complaints. Complaints may be led with the principal or immediate supervisor, District Equity Coordinator/Director of Human Resources or the Superintendent. Director of Human Resources Title II, Title IX and the Florida Education Equity Act Complaints and ADA/Section 504 Complaints 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863) 462-5000 Ext. 267 _____________________________________________________________ Prohibicin de discriminaci Ninguna persona ser discriminada en base a su raza, color, religin, sexo, edad, origen de su nacionalidad, informacin gentica, creencias politicas, estado civil, orientatin sexual, discapacidad, ni por sus antecedents sociales y familiares, o en base al uso de otro lenguaje, adems del idioma Ingls, o por ser estudiantes identi cados como LEP (aprendices del idioma Ingls), no se les debe de excluir de participar o negseles bene cios, o ser sujetos a discriminacin en ningn programa o actividad educativa, o en ningn empleo o prcticas realizadas por este Distrito Escolar, salvo lo dispuesto por la ley. (Junta Directiva 6.43). Todos los programas de Educacin Profesional y Tnica tienen la inscripcin abierta y todos los estudiantes son elegibles para solicitor estos cursos. La Junta Escolar deber de cumplir con todos los derechos federales y del estado incluyendo el Decreto de 1990 sobre Americanos Discapacitados (siglas en Ingls-ADA), Title IX, Section 504, Florida Education Equity Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. Cualquier empleado, estudiante, aspirante del ingreso o aspirante del empleo que alegue haber sido discriminado u acosado por cualquier grupo (otro empleado, estudiante o persona), podr llevar su queja directamente al/la director/a, supervisor, Coordinator de Justicia del Distrito, o Superintendente del Distrito. El Coordinador de Justicia del Distrito/ Directora de Recursos Humanos Quejas de Title II, Title IX, ADA/Section 504, Florida Education Equity Act 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863) 462-5000 Ext. 267 447358 ON 7/21/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: PURSUANT TO F.S. 713.78 ON AUGUST 3rd, 2013 @ 9:00am SILVERMOON’S TOWING & RECOVERY 1006 NW 9TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL. WILL SELL THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES AND/OR VESSELS. VEHICLE INFO: 2002 ISUZU VIN: 4S2CE58X424605183 SELLER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO BID. SOLD AS IS, NO WARRANTY. SELLER GUARANTEES NO TITLE, TERMS CASH. SELLER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY OR ALL BIDS 448301 ON 7/21/2013 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000201 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff vs. RAUL LOZANO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RAUL LOZANO; MARIANO ROSAS VIVANCO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIANO ROSAS VIVANCO; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDE R AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD O R ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PR OPERTY;UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): RAUL LOZANO Last Known Address 3465 NW 36TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RAUL LOZANO Last Known Address 3465 NW 36TH AVE. OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOTS 5 AND 6 IN BLOCK 54, OF THE PLAT OF BASSWOOD, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 3465 NW 36TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the THE OKEECHOBEE NEWS, le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint.This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in a court proceeding or access to a court facility, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986; (772) 807-4370; 1-800-955-8771, if you are hearing or voice impaired. WITNESS my hand and the seal o f this Court this 15th day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Jennifer Rediker As Deputy Cler k 448307 ON 7/21,28/2013 15 Okeechobee News July 21, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 UP TO UP TOArrigoFtPierce.comJim ArrigoOwner & PresidentJohn ArrigoVice President & General Manager Offers available on select models with approved credit. Excludes ad specials.FOR THE LOWEST PRICE & LARGEST SELECTIONYou Gotta Go Arrigo!* 5851 SOUTH US HIGHWAY 1., FT. PIERCEJUST SOUTH OF MIDWAY ROAD1-855-374-5019 ALL OFFERS FOR WELL QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS, NOT ALL CUSTOMERS WILL QUALIFY. CUSTOMER MUST QUALIFY FOR ALL REBATES & INCENTIVES. DE ALER RETAINS ALL REBATES & INCENTIVES. ALL VEHICLES SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. MUST PRESENT AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE TO RECEIVE ADVER TISED OFFERS. OFFERS EXPIRE DATE OF PUBLICATION. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. VEHICLE ART FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY, OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT OR VARYING MODEL MAY BE SHOWN. OFFERS NOT IN CONJUNCTION, OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY, SEE DEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. PREVIOUS SALES EXCLUDED. VEHICLE STOCK QU ANTITIES VARY DAILY, RANKINGS BASED ON REGISTERED SALES FOR CHRYSTLER CORP *PRICES PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE. ALL FACTORY, ALLY BANK AND ARRIGO DISCOUNTS REBATES AND INCENTIVES APPLIED INCLUDING OWNER/LEASE LOYALTY REBATES IF QUALIFIED **WE WILL BEAT ANY LOCA L, VALID, PRINTED ADVERTISEMENT FROM ANOTHER AUTHORIZED DODGE CHRYSLER OR JEEP DEALER WITHIN THE SE BUSINESS CENTER ZONE ON ANY NEW IDENTICALLY EQUIPPED IN STOCK VEHICLE. CUSTOMER MUST PRESENT COMPE TITORS AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE AND SUPPLY ACCURATE VIN NUMBER. COMPETITORS AD MUST BE DATED SAME DAY AS THE CUSTOMERS PURCHASE. IF WE BEAT THE COMPETITORS PRICE YOU MUST BUY THE VEHICLE FROM ARRIGO. DEALER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PURCHASE THE VEHICLE FROM THE OTHER DEALER. OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY, SEE DEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. 36 MONTH LEASE, 10K MILES PER YEAR. $3000 CASH OR TRADE EQUITY DUE AT SIGNING PLUS, TAX, TAG, TITLE, SECURITY DEPOSIT ALL FACTORY, ALLY BANK AND ARRIGO DISCOUNTS REBATES AND INCENTIVES APPLIED INCLUDING OWNER/LEASE LOYALTY REBATES. PAYMENT PLU S TAX EACH MONTH. OFFER VALID ON SELECT MODELS TO QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS WITH MINIMUM 750 CREDIT SCORE, AND APPROVED TRU ALLY. *RE STRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS APPLY TO MAINTENANCE PLAN AND ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE.STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM 6:00 PM SERVICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:30 AM 6:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM € Sun: ClosedArrigoFtPierce.com 1Ulrich Rd Saeger Ave Easy St Sunshine BlvdOleander Ave Ft. Pierce € West Palm € Sawgrass 200Touring6TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICESALE PRICE......22,695 YOUR DOWN.....-5,000 WE MATCH.......-5,000$12,695* YOU PAY AS LOW AS 300 20136TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICESALE PRICE......30,990 YOUR DOWN.....-5,000 WE MATCH.......-5,000$20,990* YOU PAY AS LOW AS Town & Country4 TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICERamCargo C/V4TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICESALE PRICE......23,355 YOUR DOWN.....-4,500 WE MATCH.......-4,500$14,355* YOU PAY AS LOW AS Ram 3500 SLTDually Crew Cab Diesel 2012 2012SALE PRICE.........49,105 YOUR DOWN........-8,000 WE MATCH...........-8,000$33,105* YOU PAY AS LOW AS4 TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICE 6TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICESALE PRICE......24,185 YOUR DOWN.....-2,000 WE MATCH.......-2,000$20,185* YOU PAY AS LOW AS4TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICESALE PRICE......21,420 YOUR DOWN.....-3,500 WE MATCH.......-3,500$14,420* YOU PAY AS LOW AS JourneySE4TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICESALE PRICE......20,585 YOUR DOWN.....-3,500 WE MATCH.......-3,500$13,585* YOU PAY AS LOW AS L E A T H E R R E A R D V D SALE PRICE........30,990 YOUR DOWN.......-4,000 WE MATCH.........-4,000$22,990* YOU PAY AS LOW AS$279LEASE FORAS LOW ASPer Mo.OR 2013 2013AvengerSALE PRICE.......19,990 YOUR DOWN......-4,000 WE MATCH........-4,000$11,990* YOU PAY AS LOW AS 20136 TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICE 2013DartSXT 12TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICESALE PRICE......20,905 YOUR DOWN.....-3,500 WE MATCH.......-3,500$13,905* YOU PAY AS LOW AS 2013Ram15006TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICESALE PRICE......26,065 YOUR DOWN.....-4,500 WE MATCH.......-4,500$17,065* YOU PAY AS LOW AS 2013 Compass Sport 2013 Patriot SportSALE PRICE.......17,985 YOUR DOWN......-3,500 WE MATCH........-3,500$10,985* YOU PAY AS LOW AS 20132 TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICE Wrangler Sport 2013 € Family owned/operated for 22 years! € The Largest Volume Dealer in the World! € Free 2-Year Maintenance Plan! € Free Roadside Assistance Plan! € Saturday Service Hours! € No Service Appointment Necessary! € 90 Service Bays! € Child Playroom Area! €Free WiFiAND SO MUCH MORE! ARRIGO JUST ARRIVED! Brand New 2013 GET PRE-APPROVED CREDITArrigoFtPierce.COMBankruptciesƒ Divorceƒ Slow Payƒ Repossessionsƒ Foreclosuresƒ1st Time Buyerƒ IF YOU WORK...YOU DRIVE! # Bas ed on total c ombined sa l e s of 3 locations 16 Okeechobee News July 21, 2013