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Friday, August 2, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 92 15.85 feetLast Year: 12.12 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. S a l e s t a x Sales tax h o l i d a y i s t h i s holiday is this w e e k e n d weekend ... Page 14 Youth football season starts ... Page 9 Sudoku... Page 5 Labor Day parade planned ... Page 14 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SFWMDA reservoir south of the Caloosahatchee River will be used to store fresh water, helping to lessen damage to the estuaries from excessive fresh water in the wet season. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local woman described as a “ nancial predator” by a prosecutor has been sentenced to serve 15 years in state prison. Gina Marie Hardison, 53, entered a plea of no contest to several different charges Monday, July 29, and was adjudicated guilty on all charges by Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer. She was found guilty on three different cases that included three counts of worthless checks, exploitation of the elderly or disabled, grand theft, commit a gross fraud or cheat at common law, possession of hydrocodone, possession of oxycodone and defrauding an innkeeper. In one of those cases, she conned an elderly couple out of so much mone y they were forced to declare bankruptcy, explained Assistant State Attorney Rob Moeller. In another case, over a period o f time she stole over $1,600 from an elderl y Con artist can’t avoid prison tim e See HARDISON — Page 12 With Lake Okeechobee’s water level continuing to rise from months of above-average rainfall, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is again taking emergency action to capture water from the Caloosahatchee River to reduce freshwater impacts on the downstream estuary. “Creating storage to capture ows from the rapidly rising lake is crucial to the health of the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary,” said SFWMD Governing Board member Mitch Hutchcraft, who represents the Southwest Coast at large. “Every acre we can identify and utilize to hold water bene ts the river, the estuary and the system as a whole.” Reservoir to store water from river Everglades Elementary to extend school hoursBy Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News No public comments were made as the Okeechobee County School Board approved their tentative 2013-2014 budget of $65.2 million at a public hearing July 30. The tentative millage was placed at 7.463 mills a reduction of .435 mills this year. This represents a savings of $43.50 for a home with a taxable value of $100,000. The budget increased spending by $338,348 this year. The millage includes a discretionary local effort of .748 mills and a super majority millage of .25 mills. The required local effort millage is 5.215 mills set by the state. The tax rate is reduced by 7.9 percent. The budget will collect $8.99 million this year, a reduction from $9.4 million collected last year. One mill equals $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value. The spending plan accounts for a student population of 6,404 students, a reduction of 120 students from last year. The budget also includes $3.4 million for capital projects, an increase of $636,454. A millage rate of 1.5 mills School board OKs $65.2 million budgetSee SCHOOL — Page 12 See WATER — Page 12 Gina Marie Hardison

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 GottaGoArrigo.com5851 S US #1. € FT. PIERCEJUST SOUTH OF MIDWAY ROAD1-855-883-4323 1Ulrich Rd Saeger Ave Easy St Sunshine BlvdOleander Ave STORE HOURS:Monday-Saturday 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM 6:00 PMSERVICE PARTS HOURS:Monday-Friday 7:30 AM 6:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Sunday: ClosedSe Habla Espanol *Jim ArrigoOwner & PresidentJohn ArrigoVice President & General Manager^Severity of credit rating may affect down payment and terms. Tax, Title Motor vehicle & fees are additional. See dealer for de tails. *Stk#PL10427A 2004 Hyundai Elantra. §Stk#132312A 09 Dodge Avenger Was $12,000 now $9000, Stk#313176 06 Dodge Grand Caravan Was $9,000 now $6,000, Stk#131866C 03 Dodge Durango Was $6000 Now $3000. Photos used for illustrative pu rposes. Must take same day delivery from dealer stock. All offers expire 8/4/13. Ft. Pierce € West Palm € Sawgrass SATURDAY€AUGUST 3RDSHOWROOM & GATES OPEN AT 8:30AMSALE STARTS AT 9AM!SUNDAY€AUGUST 4THSHOWROOM & GATES OPEN AT 11:00AMSALE STARTS AT 11:30AM! ALLMAKES&MODELS INCLUDING € Jeeps€Dodges€Fords € Cadillacs €Nissans€ Lexus € Hyundais€ Acuras € Audis € BMWs €Mercedes € Toyotas €Hondas€ VolvosCARS ORIGINALLY PRICED AT$12,000WILL SELL FOR$9,000CARS ORIGINALLY PRICED AT$9,000WILL SELL FOR$6,000CARS ORIGINALLY PRICED AT$6,000WILL SELL FOR$3,000 AS LOW AS AS LOW AS AS LOW AS§§§SOME CARS WILL SELL FOR$999!AS LOW ASPUSH,PULL ORTOW IT IN!WE WANT YOUR TRADE IN!UNCLAIMED VEHICLES BANK REPOSSESSIONS AUCTION VEHICLES LEASING VEHICLES CREDIT UNIONS RENTAL VEHICLES 100% GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALIf You Make $1,500/Month, Have A Valid Florida Drivers License & Can Prove Income & Residence... You Are Approved!^Get Pre-Approved Online @ GottaGoArrigo.com $0DOWNDELIVERS ANY VEHICLE!WITH APPROVAL*AS LOW AS 3 Okeechobee News A ugust 2, 2013

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Today: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms showers. 88F. Winds 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Extended ForecastSaturday : Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers in the morning, then partl y cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 88F with a heat index of 93F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible. Saturday Night : Partly cloudy with thunderstorms. Fog overnight. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Luna land Here we go again. This has happened s everal times before. The Corps channelized t he Kissimmee River, draining acres and acres of swamp land. Bordering land owners took over the now dry property and used it as their own for years and years. Then the Corps realizes the error of their ways and w ants the land back to re ood. Now the landowners claim the new land as their own and we taxpayers have to either buy it back or take by eminent domain. The swimming in, and drinking of, the water mentioned in t he article was actually on the outside edge of the swamp lands, not the actual river. The s tate should just revert back to old maps and reclaim the land back. Problem solved... and not charge the land owners for the years of free use they received.Random drug tests at schools Random drug testing of students is a Violation of the 4th Amendment The Fourth A mendment (Amendment IV) is an amendment to the United States Constitution and part of the Bill of Rights. It prohibits unreas onable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and s upported by probable cause.  Why not test for steroids as well? Even b ack in 198x when I attended OHS, several members of the football team were using. I think all high school athletes should be t ested for steroids.  My child told me of a teacher at the high school who openly talked about smoking pot, so my opinion on drug testing kids at the high school, heck yeah, but also the t eachers all need to be tested and I mean all not random testing.  The money used on random drug tests c ould be better spent elsewhere.  I think drug testing of students is a great idea.  I am glad the schools cannot do random drug tests and I hope that all of the students nd out about this as soon as possible. T hey will be less likely to use drugs if they know they might be tested at school.State gives schools a D I had great teachers growing up there. You can’t pass all the blame to the teachers. It has to continue at home and sadly it doesn’t in most cases.  What is the problem here? Some teachers are not doing their job.  The problem is that due to our federal government pushing common core standards on our states. And the grades will continue to drop unless Florida Legislature puts a halt on this nonsense. And with out the effort of the citizens this isn’t going to happen. Laws are being broken on the federal level, and rights of parents and school districts are being taken away!  The teachers are not at fault. The kids are the one that have to do the work. If they would start doing their part in studying and stay on top of their homework, and turn it in, they would be in great shape, if they don’t that is on the kids. Every one of them. Its time to take away cell phones, ipads, t.v. until school grades are better. They have to much time on their hands, and are doing other things, they shouldn’t be doing, when parents are not home or not around. The teachers do their jobs. The kids needs to stop goo ng off and do what they should be doing.County budget I say that the local “government” does not want the public input at a board meeting. For many reasons, of course, not the least being that attendance by the citizens voicing their opinions would be public record... Is the denial to our public access and ability to participate by their practices any different than placing obstacles in the path of minority voters? No, it is not. It’s nothing more than yet another fundamentally oppressive practice by a political system that uses “legalism” to maintain power and authority.  We place our utmost trust and con dence in our commissioners to manage and protect our (as well as the county’s) property and money. Sadly, with the majority’s vote to spend/waste money on new buildings when our budget is already in the toilet, them even considering raising our taxes (MSTU), shows me the majority of commissioners do not care and/or are acting in what looks to be self serving or serving to only a select few instead of doing what is right by the county as a whole. August 2, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Speak Out has moved online, where it is q uicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap. com, click on the community name and y our local or state Public Forum. There, y ou can create new topics or comment on e xisting topics. What follows is a sam pling of some of the discussions currently taking p lace. Thanks for participating! Crossword Puzzle Okeechobee Forecast ACROSS 1 Beatles film 5 Globetrotters need 9 TV choice 14 x, y and z, in math 15 Israels Barak 16 Curved moldings 17 Hard to spot 18 Muddy up 19 Chestnut-hued horses 20 Chicken, beef, or fish? 23 Bar order 24 Sweetie 25 Three-time Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film 27 Saw 32 Membership list 33 Slangy morning cup 34 Tabloid exclusive 36 Inferior 39 Director of the last episode of M*A*S*HŽ 41 Concerning 43 Hersheys toffee bar 44 First name in daytime TV 46 World-weariness 48 Gin maker Whitney 49 Jazz and swing periods 51 Word with crew or key 53 Gridiron call 56 Respectful title 57 French vineyard 58 Expensive bottle of wine? 64 River including Livingstone Falls 66 Major in astronomy? 67 Balm ingredient 68 Milk dispenser 69 Hardly handsome 70 Loads 71 Run for the __: Kentucky Derby 72 Understands 73 Gusto DOWN 1 Boaters and bowlers 2 Auditorium sign 3 Leading With My ChinŽ author 4 Film with a creepy motel owner 5 Archies heartthrob 6 Dennys competitor 7 Diamonds, but not emeralds 8 Robin Williams forte 9 Tight braid 10 Gone by 11 Shop specializing in Winnie the Pooh merchandise? 12 Lotte who played Rosa Klebb in From Russia With LoveŽ 13 German steel town 21 Fashion designer Michael 22 Anthem contraction 26 Pontiac muscle cars 27 Slightly cracked 28 Anglers need 29 Money set aside for garden mazes? 30 Drink brand with a lizard logo 31 Mars pair 35 __ rock 37 Alone 38 Joyces homeland 40 Ostentatious behavior 42 __ With MorrieŽ: Albom bestseller 45 Salts on the ocean 47 Hip bones 50 Star Wars prog. 52 German sub? 53 Present itself, as a thought 54 Tolkien ringbearer 55 1975 Tonywinning play about a stableboy 59 The munchies, e.g. 60 Cruise stop 61 Dark purple fruit 62 Eternities, seemingly 63 Midterm or final 65 Golly!Ž By David Poole (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 08/25/11 08/25/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 2, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News World Breastfeeding week is celebrated A ug. 1 in the United States and around the w orld. This year’s theme is Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers with the mission of supporting mothers and families as they strive to breastfeed their infants. Infant feeding is an important decision and research shows there are health bene ts to exclusively breastfeeding an infant for 6 months. The bene ts for the infant include reduced risks of developing an acute or chronic illness like ear infections, diarrheal diseases, asthma, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), obesity and respiratory illnesses. The bene ts for the breastfeeding mother include reduced risks of developing ovarian and breast cancers. When a mother decides to breastfeed, one of the biggest barriers is the negative attitudes from family, friends and even the community that could hinder her from accomplishing her goal. Whether family and friends are supportive or not, community support should come from healthcare providers, employers, childcare providers and community programs. The Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program provides support to breastfeeding families through knowledgeable and skilled peer counselors and Certied Lactation Counselors (CLC). Peer counselors and CLCs educate through prenatal classes and provide one-on-one support to breastfeeding mothers. As we celebrate this year’s breastfeeding week remember to support breastfeeding families that see the importance of giving their infants the healthiest choice of nutrition. As a community, support breastfeeding families and encourage them to continue with their goal. As Earl Nightingale, a great motivational speaker, once said, “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” As mothers choose to breastfeed, encourage and support them because the time will come to an end but the rewards will continue far into the future. For more information about the Okeechobee WIC Breastfeeding Program call Shond a Flores, Breastfeeding Coordinator, 863 4625814. Visit the WABA website at www.waba. org.my to learn more about World Breastfeeding Week. Breastfeeding is healthy for mothers and infants OHS students honored at Scholarship NightSpecial to the Okeechobee NewsThe Bright Futures Medallion Scholars awarded by Ken Kenworthy and Mary Hurley to Frank Adamo, Bob Arredondo, Jennifer Arellano, Claresha Blair, Michael Carter, Sage Douglas, Jacob Greseth, Kyla Hargraves, Jessica Humphrey, Darby Jones, Audrey Metcalf, Destiny Nunez, Hunter Pritchard, Jarred Radfordm Thomas Close, Macy Gamiotea, Alexander Guido, Monica Hernandez, Brendon Jonassaiant, Victoria MacAllister, Tyler Milrot, Megan Oglesby, Krista Ward, Amanda Williams, Samantha Rivero, Maribel Santamaria, Kylie Shirley, Brooke Snyder, Nikki St. Pierre, Caitlyn Stripling, Jessica Suit and Kathyryn VanBeek.Special to the Okeechobee NewsIRSC Take Stock In Children Scholarship was awarded by Janine Merriman and Russ Brown to Maribel Santamaria, Thania Liberato, Mrisol Olvera, Dexare’ Hernandez, Diana Gaona, Marilu Rodriguez, Michael Frank, Katelynn Keefe, Kaylie Corby and Cynthia Villegas. Help with FPL bills offeredThe Salvation Army has Florida Power and Light funding to assist quali ed consumers. Please call 1-863-763-6020 for information, Mondays and Tuesdays, between the hours of 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m.

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E agles 4509 hosting dinnerCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will be serving c hoice ribeye steak dinner, shrimp or sh, s tarting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 Entert ainment will be by "Debra and Jimmy H arper" and on Saturday, Aug. 3, athere will b e a chicken dinner by "Chef" Glen Shrader a nd ntertainment by "Sandoone". Also on S aturday, the Ladies Auxiliary will be hosti ng a Birthday/Beach Bash to bene t Clay T homas. The bash starts at 4:30 p.m. and d inner and music will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, A ug. 6, is the weekly dart tournament with h amburgers being served. The public is welc ome. Tuesday's proceeds go to KOA Kid C are Cancer Research, and the rest goes to c ommunity and national charity funds. For i nformation, call Cypress Hut Eagles at 8634 67-1154. D iabetes class is offeredRaquel Cordoves, a certi ed diabetes e ducator, will be at Welcome House Dropi n Center, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E., Friday, Aug. 2 a t 11 a.m. She will provide expert advice on d iabetes, the importance of checking blood s ugar levels, what is A1C, meal planning and e xercising, information on medical tests, a nd basic information on the types of medic ations. This service is open to the public a nd no appointment is necessary. For inform ation, call 863-467-1026. E agles to host steak dinnerEagles North, at 9985 U.S. 441 N., brings b ack the 16 oz. steak or sh on Friday, Aug. 2 from 5:30 p.m. 9 p.m. and music with M ichael and Naomi. On Saturday, Aug. 3, c ard bingo is at 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Aug. 6 bingo is at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, Aug. 7, b ingo is at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the FOE 4 137 community bene t fund. V FW washer toss is Aug. 3Big Lake VFW Post 10539, on Friday, Aug. 2 will have a washer toss at 2 p.m. Kitchen o pens at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 3, burgers a nd hotdogs will be served at noon. Music w ill be at 3 p.m. in the pavilion. Sunday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. will be a round table with VFW H obe Sound Post 10132. Music will be at 3 p .m. outside on the pavilion. Sunday, Aug. 11, the post and Ladies Auxiliary meetings a re at noon. Steak shoot bingo starts at 2 p .m. For information, call 863-763-2308. V FW Auxiliary hosting bingoThe Ladies Auxiliary to VFW North Post 4 423 will start dauber bingo on Saturday, A ug. 3 at 1 p.m. at the North Post, 300 N.W. 3 4th St. Proceeds will bene t our veterans p rograms. The event is open to the public.Michael Paul to play locallyMichael Paul, will be coming in August and will play three FREE solo shows. He will be playing at the following: The Shanty (KOA) on Aug. 3 and Aug. 9 from 6 10 p.m.; and, in the the VFW outside pavilion on Aug. 4 from 3 6 p.m. For information, go to www.facebook.com/michaelpaulsmusic; or, call 561-385-0971.Girls open gym to be heldYearling Middle School Girls Volleyball Open Gym will be held on Aug. 7 8, 9 and 12 from 10 a.m. noon. You must have your physical packet completed in order to participate. Make sure it is on le or bring it with you. You cannot participate unless the packet is completed.Moose Lodge plans eventsOkeechobee Moose Lodge 1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., will host a mixed pool tournament Sunday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. On Mondays, there ve-card bingo starts At 6 p.m. The Social Quarters Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night starts at 5 p.m. every Wednesday. Come tell your favorite jokes and enjoy 50-cent hotdogs. Thursday bingo starts 1 p.m. Friday bingo starts with bonanza at 6:30 p.m. Daily lunch specials are $2.50 and served from 11:30 a.m. Proceeds go to support moose charities programs.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 64 will host Sunday night bingo on Aug. 4 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.Volleyball tryouts scheduledOkeechobee High School volleyball coach Taylor Pritchard has scheduled tryouts for Tuesday, Aug. 6 through Thursday, Aug. 8. A parent-player meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. in the OHS gym. Parents are encouraged to attend. Tryouts will be held from 8-11 a.m. in the OHS gym for three days that week.Blood Roundup group to meetHelp us save lives. The Okeechobee Blood Roundup, which will be held Nov. 16 and 17, will have a planning meeting Monday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. at Lodge at the Lake, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. There are jobs for everyone, both in planning and preparation, as well as the two days of the drive. Come nd answers to questions about this community blood drive at this meeting. For information, call 863-467-2557.Sit & Sew set for Aug. 6Do you have just four hours that you could donate this month to put a smile on a sick child's face? If so, please join ConKerr Cancer's next "sit & sew" on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine and child-friendly cotton fabric and sew with other ladies in our community who want to make a difference. There will also be some kits available for you to sew.Healthy Start board to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 11 a.m. at their of ce in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863-462-5877.Democratic group will meetThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will meet in a new place, at a new time and on an new day. The ODEC will resume monthly meetings on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee Public Library. We welcome any interested Democrats to join us.Archery contest plannedGLADES COUNTYThe 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.Horse club hosts fundraiserThe Chobee Mini Horse Club will host a fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply, U.S. 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 slatedQuarters 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 an animal print, 50/50 drawing, food auctions and door prizes. For information, call Christy at 863697-1247.AARP driver program offeredThe Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will host an AARP Driver Safety Program on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Complete the class in one day. There will be no driving and no test. You could receive a discount on you auto insurance for three years. To register for the class, call the Chamber of Commerce at 863-467-6246. Bring a bag lunch.Coalition plans anniversaryThe Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is looking to hear from former board of director members, general members, providers, clients and/or their children from 1993 to date. You can send us a letter about the services and experiences you have had with the coalition. It can be anonymous if you prefer. Also, let us know if you would like to take part in the 20th anniversary meeting on Aug. 23. Send your correspondence to: Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition, PO Box 2560, Okeechobee, FL 34973.Bene t bass tourney slatedThe Fallen Peace Of cer Bass Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, at the C. Scott Driver boat ramp. Tourney hours will be from safe light until 2 p.m. The entr y fee is $110, which includes the big bass pot. All donations will aid the families of fallen law enforcement of cers. The event is being sponsored by Crappy Jack's Bait & Tackle as well as local, county and state law enforcement agencies. For information or to preregister, call Jack Fulce at 863-763-7753. 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.Marjorie Evelyn Chambers, 101OKEECHOBEE Marjorie Evelyn Chambers, died at the Okeechobee Health Care Facility on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Born in Bluntsville, Indiana, Marjorie was a resident of Okeechobee for over 30 years. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church, the VFW Auxiliary and the Elks. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, William Chambers. She is survived by her dear and faithful friend and care-giver, Betty Kessler of Okeechobee. There will be no services at this time. Friends may leave condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com All arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News August 2, 2013 C ommunity Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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A press release from the Florida Highway Patrol indicated the crash occurred at 11:17 a.m. when four vehicles were stopped in the southbound lane of the highway because of construction that was blocking the highway. The release goes on to state that there was a agman stopping traf c and signs were posted that alerted traf c in both lanes of the construction. According to the release a 2000 Freightliner tractor-trailor driven by Guilelermo Lenis, 62, Boynton Beach, failed to slow down and caused a chain-reaction crash when it ran into the back of a 2010 Toyota Tundra pickup, driven by Rosbel Muniz. The release indicated that Mr. Lenis was not injured, but Rosbel Muniz and Yabano Garciaboth of Mission, Texaswere in vehicle #2 and both were seriously injured. Rosbel Muniz, 26, was transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce. Although the release stated that Yabano Garcia was injured, it does not state if Yabano Garcia was taken to a hospital. That Toyota then plowed into the back of another 2010 Toyota Tundra pickup driven by Kristie Medders, 31, of Okeechobee, added the report. Her vehicle then reportedly struck the back of a 2008 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Robert Hindman, that ran into the back of vehicle number ve, a 2005 Freightliner tractor-trailer. All ve passengers with Ms. Medders were taken to Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee, while Ms. Medders was transported to Lawnwood. Those passengers, and the extent of their injuries were: Antonio Lara, 42, Okeechobee, taken to Raulerson with minor injuries; Elise A. Tommie, 68, Okeechobee, was taken to Raulerson with serious injuries; Serenity Lara, 6, Okeechobee, was taken to Raulerson with serious injuries; Aurelus Lara, 2, Okeechobee, was taken to Raulerson but was uninjured; and, Mr. Hindman, 57, Okeechobee, was taken to Raulerson with minor injuries. The driver of the fth vehicle, Kevin Means, 56, Dunnellon, was not injured FHP Trooper Todd Burk, the crash investigator, estimated damages to: the semi driven by Guilelermo Lenis at $20,000; the Tundr a driven by Rosbel Muniz at $30,000; the Tundra driven by Kristie Medders at $25,000; and, the F-150 driven by Robert Hindman at $25,000. There was no damage amount assessed to the Freightliner semi driven b y Kevin Means. The FHP release also indicated that everyone involved in the crash was wearing their seat belt, and that the crash was not alcohol related. Lenis was cited for careless driving. Seven injured in ve-vehicle pileup on S.R. 710 Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppSeven people were injured in a ve-car pileup on Tuesday after a truck driver failed to slow for a line of vehicles that had stopped due to road construction. There was a agman stopping traf c and signs were posted that alerted traf c in both lanes of the construction, according to the Florida Highway Patrol report. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Felony charges led against the owners of a local recycling center have been dropped by a prosecutor with the state's attorney's of ce in Okeechobee. The owners of Atland RecyclingOscar Rodriguez,41, and his wife Lizabeth, 36, w ere both arrested Sept. 25, 2012, by Detective Mark Shireman of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO). Both were charged with one count of dealing in stolen property. They were arrested for buying a stolen forklift then trading it for scrap. The 1972 Hydro Cat forklift had been stolen in St. Lucie County. The detective's arrest report states the equipment was purchased by Oscar Rodriguez, who reportedly told the investigator he traded the forklift to another man. He said he "traded scrap for scrap," continued the report. "After working the case, we determined as long as Atland did the proper paperwork according to statutes, there's nothing we can do," said Assistant State Attorney Rob Moeller. "Though there was a presumption that it was stolen, and they should have known it was stolen, all of the paperwork was in order which protects them under the law." According to the prosecutor the forklift "was running ne." Detective Shireman's report pointed out that Oscar Rodriguez traded 700 pounds of scrap for the forklift. The detective estimated the value of the equipment at $4,500 to $6,500. The forklift was insured for $6,000 and the trailer it was on was valued at $2,000 by their owner, added the detective's report. Mr. Moeller went on to say that witness testimony also played a part in his decision to drop the charges. "The testimony of witnesses now differed from what they originally told Detective Shireman," he said. But all in all, added the prosecutor, Mr. and Mrs. Rodriguez "did what they were supposed to do under Florida law." State drops charges against Atland owners 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). Eric Andrew Pena, 24, N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 30 by Deputy Matthew Crawford on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation giving false information to a secondary metals recycler. He is being held without bond. Joe Rena Delgado, 48, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested July 30 by Deputy Brian Cross on a felony charge of burglary with an assault or battery and a misdemeanor charge of battery. His bond was set at $11,000. Robert Curtis Joiner, 56, S.E. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 31 by Of cer Michael Jordan on a felony charge of battery. His bond was set at $5,000. Luis Felipe Delacruz, 20, N.W. 18th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested July 31 by Deputy Joe Gracie on a felony charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. His bond was set at $500. Shaniqua Illiana Acevedo, 20, N.E. 60th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested July 31 by Deputy Corporal Don Ellis on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. She was released on her own recognizance. 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 rme d and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! ORRECEIVE UP TO $2,500 in rebates* and tax credits**with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System.Special Financing Available* 208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 THIS SOLUTION IS NOTHING TO SNEEZE AT.DUST, MOLDAND POLLENMAKING YOUUNCOMFORTABLE? *Offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. System rebate offers range from $300 $2,000. See dealer for details. **Visit www.energystar.gov for more information on the tax credit guidelines. 2013 Lennox Industries Inc. 9 Okeechobee News A ugust 2, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Youth Football League opened up practice in July for their second season in the Mid Florida Youth Football Conference amid high hopes and optimism. The league will eld ve teams again, according to president Marvin Roberts. They also expect the teams to be very competitive and in the mix for playoff spots. Last year two of the teams reached the post seasons; the junior boys, ages 11-12, and the senior team, ages 13-14. "It looks pretty good this year," Roberts admitted, "We can't complain. We have about 30 kids per team and we're on the right track." Okeechobee will have a 10-game schedule with ve games held at Okeechobee High School this year. The head coaches this year include Chaka Smith for the junior team, Eric Williams for the senior team, Brad Gibson for the Pee Wee team, Kenny Spencer for the Mitey Mites, and Jeanne Billie for the Flag team. Each team is separated by age group. There is no weight limit in any division. "Our goal is high expectations and we are really trying to go all the way to the Super Bowl," Roberts said. "We have a good group of kids and I think the sky could be the limit." The teams all use the systems currently used by the Okeechobee High School teams. Coaches said this should help the players better prepare for the higher levels. Smith said he likes how his team looks so far. He noted the players are in good shape, have decent size, and have experience playing the game. "My message to them is hard work pays off and to be disciplined. None of the kids have stood out, but I know a lot of them from past years," he said. Smith said part of his goals is to improve himself as a coach, as far as communication and his techniques. He said the goal is to win every game and not settle for mediocrity. "I try to win every game. We were district runners up last year so we want to keep the momentum and we'll be okay," he suggested. Teams from Sebring and Avon Park gure to be the biggest competition in the division this year. Other teams in the division include Hardee-Wauchula, Desoto-Arcadia, Lake Placid and Frostproof. Spencer said he loves the opportunity to work with the young kids and try to teach them the right way to play football. He said the team really looks forward to the jamboree scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 3 in Winter Haven. "I've told them to give 100 percent and that you play like you practice. I also told them to leave the attitudes at home. Overall I think we have made a lot of progress this year," he added. Spencer said another goal is to make sure each kid improves his skills individually. As a team he'd like to see overall improvement, a playoff berth, and then post-season success. Spencer is in college taking sports administration classes and hopes to have a future as a coach. "I love coaching and being around the guys. I think our attitudes have come a long way and their attention span has improved. The kids want to learn the game and the y have fun playing the game. I enjoy that about them," he concluded. Billie said she was very thankful to the OYFL for giving her an opportunity to coach the ag team this year. She predicted the team will do very well this year because the kids have done really well in practice and have worked hard. "I think we have bonded very well. We have to teach them the basis just like tee ball but they are enjoying themselves and getting used to working at practice," she explained. Most of the players are ve and six years old so a key lesson for them is learning to listen, and focusing on the game itself. Roberts said the league is pleased with the number of kids that came out. They have emphasized hydration before practice so the kids are ready to go when practice starts. Other goals of the program are to improve life skills, build a good work ethic, sho w them how to be responsible by showing up on time and being accountable, and to learn and have a good time. "This is a good group of kids and I thin k you'll see them shine by the time they reach Okeechobee High School," he added. He also encouraged football fans to come out to watch the games because it's a good and entertaining product and because the y can help inspire the boys to achieve. Mid Florida Youth Football starts season Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCoach Chaka Smith tries to educate his quarterback at a recent practice. Smith played quarterback for Okeechobee High School and also at Wayne State University in Nebraska. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyRunning and tness are emphasized for all the players that compete for the Brahmans in the Okeechobee Youth Football League.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Okeechobee News August 2, 2013 Miss Firecracker Pageant 2013 royalty crowned Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleThe annual Miss Firecracker Pageant is a fundraiser sponsored by the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Volunteers. In the category of Little Miss, ages 4-6 year old, Adleigh Schier was announced as the Queen, her “court” is the lovely Anaya Gomez and Jahlah Nolan. Adleigh is 5 years old, the daughter of Carrie Heineman and Justin Schwier. She enjoys tumbling, playing T-Ball and shing. Anaya loves her time riding her four-wheeler and competing in the cheer and dance team. Ja y lah, en j o y s, sin g in g and readin g her favorite books. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleTiffany Bowers was crowned Miss Firecracker 2013. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleMiss Firecracker winners in the ages 14-19 age group were (left to right): rst runner up Tammy Hartwell, second runner up Josey Pearce, Queen Tiffany Bowers and third runner up Christine Cartwell. Tiffany Bowers, the daughter of Ruth McKenna, enjoys shopping, volleyball, softball, ag football and wrestling. Her goal is to become a pediatric oncologist. Olivia Hartwell, daughter of Tammy Hartwell, loves to ride horses, cheer leading and sur ng. Josey Pearce, daughter of Jason and Cindy Pearce, loves cross country, working with animals, showing cattle, pageants and modeling. Christine Cartwell, daughter of Shirley Cartwell, enjoys weight lifting and running. She would love to become a pediatrician, as she loves to work with children. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleFaith Brazil, 10, took the honors of being announced as the Queen for this age category. Kassidee Cloud, 12, is the rst runner up, and Kayleigh Crum, 11, took the second runner up position. Faith mentioned on her application she enjoys catching lizards in trees, climbing and shing. Kassidee loves to cheer compete, and volunteers with the Okeechobee Youth football league. Kayleigh the daughter of Adam and Wendy Crum, loves cheerleading, shopping, and “hanging out” with friends. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleWinner and Queen of the Petite Miss category is the sweetest Olivia Elaine Campbell. Olivia loves the cheer team and tubing on the lake. 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. to 3 p.m. at the ball park. All of the games are played locally. Football players and cheerleaders between the ages of 5-14 are invited to register. 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 863-634-0515. Sign-ups end Aug. 24.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Arcadia101 East Oak Street Arcadia, Fl 34266 (863)494-6088 (800)500-3547Okeechobee907 NW Park Street Okeechobee, Fl 34972 (863)763-2984 (800)226-3570Dundee27995 Hwy 27 Dundee, Fl 33838 (863)439-6655 (800)500-3547 11 Okeechobee News A ugust 2, 2013 Registration is now under way for the 2013 Fall Semester at Indian River State College with a wide variety of opportunities to obtain a degree, prepare for a career or re-train for a new direction in life. Students can choose among Bachelor’s Degree and A ssociate Degree programs and Quick Job Training. Students are encouraged to register early since registration deadlines have changed. The last day to register and pay for the Full Term Schedule without a late fee is Friday, Aug. 16, with fall classes beginning Monday, Aug. 26. IRSC students will have more money in their pockets this fall with no increase in tuition and fees at IRSC. IRSC has a longstanding record of affordable tuition and w as recently ranked as the 4th Most Affordable College in the U.S. by the U.S. Department of Education. IRSC moved up from the 5th Most Affordable ranking last year. IRSC is also ranked as the 10th top public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report. The IRSC Virtual College is new this fall. Now, IRSC students can complete four-degree programs entirely online. The programs are the Associate in Arts Degree, Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management, Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. The courses are nationally certi ed by Quality Matters, with a consistent layout so students can focus on content. Each course is developed by an IRSC faculty member to enhance student success. In addition, hundreds of other IRSC courses are available on line. IRSC offers over 100 programs including 20 Bachelor’s Degree programs. Area residents can prepare for employment in a year or less through Quick Job Training. The Associate in Arts degree prepares students for university transfer. Associate in Science degree programs develop the knowledge needed for in-demand careers in technology, health care, business, public safety and many other elds, enabling students to build marketable skills that are attractive to employers. The college offers convenient one-stop student services centers to help students of all ages plan their educational and career path and obtain nancial aid information. Financial aid and scholarships are available for full-time and part-time students. In fact, over $36 million in nancial aid was awarded to IRSC students last year to continue their education for a brighter future. Students are encouraged to apply for nancial aid now for upcoming semesters. IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus provides a wide range of educational opportunities to the residents of Okeechobee County. In addition, hundreds of Okeechobee residents prepare for university transfer, build skills for in-demand careers, bene t from customized business training or take advantage of Adult Education/GED Preparation at the IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus. Dixon Hendry Provost Russ Brown, along with staff members Joe Arnold, Twyl a Blair, Christina Juarez, Henry Lopez, Janine Merrimam, Josh Padgett, Joe Rivera, Mari a Rodriguez, Allen Single, Frankie Tagle and Cheryl Worlow, work diligently each day to live their campus purpose statement: “With a personal touch, the staff at Dixon Hendr y Campus is committed to creating conditions that lead to student success.” For information, call 863-824-6000 email info@irsc.edu or visit www.irsc.edu. Register now for up coming IRSC fall 2013 classes Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenCelebration showcases cowboy craftsAbove: The Okeechobee celebration of the National Day of the American Cowboy included booths for artists and craftsmen. Matthew Dorriety demonstrated leather craft in the booth featuring handmade holsters, saddle bags and saddle repair. Left: Jared Phares’ display featured a toilet paper holder/magazine rack that the young man fashioned from an old boot and a recycled bit from a bridle. He said the boot was one of his own that he had outgrown. Fire ghters hold school supply driveThe professional and volunteer re ghters of Okeechobee will host the annual school supply drive Aug. 9, 10 and 11 in front of Walmart. 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 Aug. 12. For information, call Matt Vinson 863-697-1205.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Okeechobee News August 2, 2013 and in rm woman. Some of that money w as to be used to pay for the victim's pain medications. "She's a nancial predator. That's what she is," said Mr. Moeller. "She preys on the elderly. It's egregious to steal from anybody, but especially from the elderly." The prosecutor explained that Hardison's 15-year sentence was the cap, and that once she's released from prison she will not be required to spend time on probation. "Probation would be a waste of time anyw ay. She needed to go to prison as long as she could," offered Mr. Moeller. He also praised the work of Detective Bill Saum, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), and Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) Detective Susan Morrison. Detective Saum worked a case where Hardison wrote three bad checks to a local jewelry store for a total of $930. All of the checks were returned because they were w ritten on a closed account, stated his arrest report. Besides the amount on the check, the business owner was also charged a total of $24 for the bad checks. Mr. Moeller praised the OCPD investigator for obtaining a full confession from Hardison. The other two cases were worked by Detective Morrison. In one of those cases, Hardison was able to convince a couple that she was an heiress to a Gambino crime family trust fund that w as supposedly worth $14 billion. She apparently told the couple if they would oversee this trust fund they would be paid $5,000 a week and receive a payment of $250 million. The detective's arrest report went on to indicate that the couple bought Hardison clothing, furniture and many other items. At this time, said Detective Morrison on Thursday, Aug. 1, that couple is out over $25,000 and have had to le bankruptcy because of Hardison. In Detective Morrison's other case, Hardison made three ATM withdrawals totalling $803.85 from the bed-ridden woman's bank account by using her Social Security bene t card. The detective's arrest report stated that those withdrawals left the woman with $22.04 in her account. The victim, stated the report, received a monthly Social Security bene t of $807 to $830 which went directly onto the card. That card can then be used at any ATM to withdraw money. Hardison, continued the report, made withdrawals in March, April and May of 2013 that totaled over $1,600. She had also told the female victim she was part of the Gambino crime family. According to Detective Morrison, Hardison has used as many as 32 different aliases. A check of the Department of Corrections (DOC) web site indicated that Hardison has used the names of Gina Maria Adams, Gina Bass, Gina Maria Jock, Gina Luna, Rebecca Brennam, Brennan Williams, Robyn Joan Carter Zane and Angela Bonannowhich, is another well-known crime family. The DOC web site indicates Hardison has numerous felony convictions and has served time in prison for forgery, grand theft, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, worthless checks and exploiting the elderly. She has felony convictions dating back to 1986 and has criminal convictions in Pinellas, Martin, Highlands and Okeechobee counties. "She got what she deserved. She picks on the vulnerable," said Mr. Moeller of the sentencing. "She's been doing this since the late 70s. She's either been committing a crime or has been in jail or prison." Hardison, continued the prosecutor, will have to serve at least 85 percent of her sentence. Her gain time, he added, will be determined by the Department of Corrections. Hardison was represented by defense attorney Brandie Tindall, of the District 19 public defender's of ce. HARDISONContinued From Page 1 was set for capital projects that will generate $2.26 million. The major expenses will be six new school buses, $650,000, a new air handler at the OHS gym for $500,000, and improved lighting at Osceola Middle School which could cost $260,000. New security measures will cost $50,000. The total amount of tax dollars generated is $11.26 million, a decrease of over $527,000. There were no comments by school board members on the millage rates set. The budget includes slight budget decreases for each school campus with the exception of Everglades Elementary School. The state will spend $27.4 million on local schools, a near 9 percent increase this year. The governor and legislature allocated just over $1 million to go toward teacher salary hikes. While funding at schools have dropped the budget increased at the district of ce from $2.08 million to $2.38 million. The budget also included a sharp decline in funds for the Okeechobee Achievement Academy from $975,356 to $651,924. The transportation budget increased slightly to just over $3.1 million. Sharp cuts were made to information technology from $963,362 to $720,722. The budget does take $5.2 million from reserves to balance. A new teacher breakfast will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, at the Community Theatre. Open house for various school sites is set for Thursday, Aug. 15. The rst day of school is Monday, Aug. 19. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy commented on the recent school grades. He mentioned the B grade at the Freshman Campus. He said the Okeechobee Achievement Academy received a maintaining rating this year. This means that kids who took the assessment at the OAA did as well as the y would have done at their regular school site. Mr. Kenworthy described the grade at the two D schools, Everglades and North, as unfortunate.' The district earned a D grade this year and were ranked 57th in the state, an improvement from 62 last year. They missed a C grade by just ve points. Mr. Kenworthy said many scores improved in the system but the standards were higher. For example, science scores went up by 11 percent and math scores went up b y four points. "What is disheartening is that in many areas our achievement has increased but our grades do not re ect that," he said. The system plans to extend instructional time at Everglades Elementary School b y one hour this year. A modi ed schedule will soon be released. He said the faculty and staff warmly received this news. "They said nally we get another hour of instruction. Busing schedules will be changed. In the end our children will bene t from the additional instructional time. This time must be devoted to reading instruction," he added. The extended school da y will cost the district more money. Mr. Kenworthy has researched various accounts and will nd ways to fund an additional $277,000. The district will be required to hire ve ne w teachers for this school. Mr. Kenworthy said parents can request a school change for their student if they don't want to utilize the extra hour at Everglades Elementary. Zone waivers can be applied for at school or at the district of ce. SCHOOLContinued From Page 1 As part of the district's sustained effort to identify opportunities for storage, water w ill be pumped onto the site of the Caloosahatchee River (C-43) West Basin Storage Reservoir, a future Everglades restoration project in Hendry County. Emergency operations will occur as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues discharging water from the lake to the river for ood control and protection of the Herbert Hoover Dike. This site was identi ed and successfully utilized in 2012 for the same purpose. Building on that effort, the district has continued to store water, which would have otherwise owed to the estuary, on the property. All necessary permits and authorizations have been obtained from partners such as the corps, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Hendry County to pump additional water onto 3,500 acres at the site as conditions allow. Overall capacity to capture ows from the river is dependent on how much rain falls in the immediate area. Existing infrastructure on the property, plus pumping coordination with the LaBelle Private Drainage District, allowed the water to be pumped into the area during the operation from Oct. 13, 2012, through Nov. 29, 2012. Since 2005, the district has been working with a coalition of agencies, environmental organizations, ranchers and researchers to enhance opportunities for storing excess surface water on private, tribal and public lands. Managing water on these lands, known as the Dispersed Water Management Program, is one tool to reduce the amount of water delivered during the wet season into the lake and discharged to coastal estuaries for ood protection. Shallow water retention also provides valuable groundwater recharge for water supply, opportunities for water quality improvement and rehydration of drained systems. W ATERContinued From Page 1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Come see for yourself!Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more! CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures • Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers • Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph: (863) 657-4444 ORTHOPAEDICS Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540 .Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. The hip joint is one of the bodys largest weightbearing joints. Its a balland-socket joint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip joint allows you to walk, squat, and turn without pain. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each year to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annuallyhip replacement surgery almost always: € Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks. € Increases leg strength. Without hip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles. € Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort. € Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi“ ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson explains M y patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yoursel f and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in your very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ ed physician to help you love you r joints again … sooner. 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 2, 2013

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Florida’s back-to-school shoppers can bene t from a Sale Tax Holiday, Aug. 2 through Aug. 4. This year, the tax holiday includes personal computers that cost less than $750. Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) w ill be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less per item, on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item, and on personal computers and certain related accessories selling for $750 or less per item, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. This three-day tax holiday is in effect from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. The exemption will apply no matter how many items are sold on the same invoice to a customer. The exemption does not apply to any item of clothing selling for more than $75, to any school supply item selling for more than $15, or to any personal computer or related accessory selling for more than $750. Books are NOT exempt from tax during the 2013 Sales Tax Holiday. Clothing means any article of wearing apparel, including all footwear (except skis, swim ns, roller blades, and skates) intended to be worn on or about the human body. However, clothing does not include watches, watch bands, jewelry, umbrellas, handkerchiefs, or sporting equipment. School supplies means pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook ller paper, legal pads, binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers, folders, poster board, composition books, poster paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue, paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses, and calculators. Personal computer means an electronic device that accepts information in digital or similar form and manipulates such information for a result based on a sequence of instructions. The term includes any electronic book reader, laptop, desktop, handheld, tablet, or tower computer but does not include cellular telephones, video game consoles, digital media receivers, or devices that are not primarily designed to process data. Related computer accessories includes keyboards, mice (mouse devices), personal digital assistants, monitors, other peripheral devices, modems, routers, and nonrecreational software, regardless of whether the accessories are used in association with a personal computer base unit. Related computer accessories does not include furniture or systems, devices, software, or peripherals that are designed or intended primarily for recreational use. A complete list of items can be accessed by visiting the Current Topics section of the Department of Revenue website http://dor.my orida. com/dor/. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 GYNECOLOGIST James E. MD FACOG Board All Major Insurances Accepted 863-763-8000 Okeechobee • Loss of Libido • Endometriosis • Urine Control • Infertility • Menstrual Abnormalities • Sterilization • Laser Surgery • Minimally Invasive Surgery The 2012 – 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online atspecialsections.newszap.com 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideFriday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 P roviding our communit y qualit y h ea l t h care services wit h a persona l t ouch for more than 30 years Emergency Services 24 hrs /7 days a week O rt h ope d ics Intro d ucing Dr. Benjamin Epstei n Ph y sical, Occupational & Speech Therap y R adiology Services Accredited by the A merican College o f Radiology in : CT Scan, Digital Mammograph y MRI, Nuclear Medicine, & Ultrasound Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ In p atient and Out p atient Service s Occupationa l Hea l t h / Wor k ers Compensation We Tr ea t Ki d s T oo Available year-round at orida.newszap.com R H H H R C S M 14 Okeechobee News August 2, 2013 Sales Tax Holiday this weekend The B.R.A.T. Club is coordinating the 48th Annual Labor Day Parade for Okeechobee. The 2013 Labor Day Parade will be held on Sept. 2, beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will travel the regular parade route starting by the old U-Save, north on U.S. 441 (Parrott Avenue) and then west on State Road 70 to the end of Flagler Park. The Labor Day Parade is one of Okeechobee’s largest annual events providing residents a great show. Businesses, clubs and individuals are welcome to participate. “We are complimented by being asked to organize another parade,” said President Teresa Chandler. For more information about the parade or to obtain an application please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996 or e-mail at tchandler@wm.com. Applications are also available for pick up at WOKC Radio, 210 N.W. Park Street and Okeechobee News, 107 S.W. 17th St. B.R.A.T. Club, Inc. is a local non-pro t in Okeechobee serving children and teens. The club holds dances once a month giving tweens and teens a place to visit with their friends, enjoy music, games, food and fun. The dances are held at the Okeechobee Freshman auditorium. B.R.A.T. Club also participates in other events throughout the year and recruits teen volunteers to obtain their community service hours for high school by volunteering. The B.R.A.T. Club, Inc. board members are: Sheriff Paul May, Judge Jerry Bryant, Commissioner Bryant Culpepper, Allison Chandler/Vice President, Frank DeCarlo, Tiffany Hancock/Secretary and Matt Buxton. The board strives to serve the mission of the club, “To build relationships among our youth by providing positive, safe, funlled activities in our community,” said President Teresa Chandler. Parade planned for Sept. 2

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A difference in opinion over a school board hiring policy has come up as Okeechobee High School of cials attempt to hire a new baseball coach. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy said he has talked to the person who dev eloped the policy for the school board and that the policy does not prohibit the hiring of coaches that are not school board employees. He said he feels it is important for the high school principal to have the discretion to hire the person the principal thinks is best quali ed for a position. The issue is Toni Wiersma wants to hire Eric Kendall, who is not a school board employee. A current school board employee, dean at Yearling Middle School, Brent Stuart also applied for the position. Kendall was an assistant coach for the Lady Brahman softball team this year. Stuart w as the Lady Brahman golf coach last year. Both were former Brahman players under former head baseball coach Tim Gillis. Stuart went on to pitch at the University of Florida. Kenworthy said he intends to bring a revised policy to the Okeechobee School Board at their Aug. 13 meeting and clarify the powers a principal has to hire coaches. He noted the district has hired coaches from the outside for many years and that policy has worked well. Stuart said he has not hired a lawyer or led any type of grievance in this matter. He noted he has talked to school board member J oe Arnold who gave him some encouragement. He also spoke to the superintendent about the policy for hiring coaches. "The policy is about a page and a half long and is very clear cut. Any principal may hire a coach from the outside that is certi ed if there aren't any quali ed employees in the school system. I will match my quali cations and resume with anyone who applies," Stuart said. Stuart recently resigned as the Lady Brahman golf coach. The policy reads as follows, "Persons who are not full-time employees of the school board and hold an athletic coaches certi cate, issued by the State of Florida, may be recommended by the superintendent and appointed by the school board, on a contract basis, to perform designated secondary school athletic coaching responsibilities, subject to the following conditions, the principal has determined that quali ed full-time employees of the school board are not available to perform these responsibilities, and the contracted employee conforms to rules and regulations of the Florida State Board of Education and the by-laws of the Florida High School Activities Association. This policy is placed on the school board website under Chapter 6.14 employment of athletic coaches who are not full-time employees of the school board. This person must hold a valid CPR certi cate issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. Stuart put to rest any rumors that he intends to le a lawsuit. "There has not been a lawsuit and I have not hired a lawyer. That is all rumors," he said. Kenworthy said there is a long time before someone has to be hired to take over the baseball program and he wants to research the issue extensively. School board member Joe Arnold said there is a policy in place and the school system should use this policy. He said the word quali ed means competent to do the job. He said he thinks the principal should have the freedom of choice to hire someone provided that person is the best for the ball team and the kids. He noted since it is not close to baseball season, the district could decide not to hire anyone at this time, debate a policy change, and then re-advertise the position and decide afterward. He did note that this has happened before with outside coaches being hired and that no one mentioned the policy. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST EPISCOPALCHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at churchofoursaviourokeechobee.org200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 BAPTIST CHURCH Advertise Your Church Happenings! Vacation Bible School Prayer Meetings, etc. Call 863-763-3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap.com Join us for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern Gospel favorites, and piano and bass duets on th St. (approx. 6 miles north on 441)Rev. Richard GilesSunday at 10:45am and 6pm., with Sunday School at 9:45am and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6pm. MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Aug. 2ND Thurs., Aug. 8THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “SMURFS 2”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “W OLVERINE”Fri., 7:00 & 9:10, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed.& Thurs., 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:10, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “THE CONJOURING”Fri., 7:00 & 9:00 Sat., Sun., Tues, Wed., & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG13 PG R 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 2, 2013 Dispute arises over OHS coaching slot Big Lake Missions hosts school supply 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 accept donations up until Aug. 15. School supplies needed are three-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. Big Lake gladly accepts checks made out to Big Lake Missions Outreach or gift cards so staff can do the shopping. Call 863-763-5725 or 863-610-1815, for information or drop-off locations.

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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 *. LostLost : Large Grey and White Cat, Male. Lost in the vicinity of Love on a Leash Pet Grooming 2020 S Parrott Ave if seen please Call Faye at 863-634-7713 Lost Boost Phone on 80th Ave. in Dixie Ranch Acres Please Call 863-763-8600 ask for Linda. Employment Full TimeCommercial Electricians. Minimum 5 years experience for work in Okeechobee. Email resumes to Electresumes@aol.com or call 561-790-1830. DFWP. Employment Full TimeWashington County School Program At Okeechobee Youth Development Center ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY English Teacher (Grades 6-12)(This school is located in a Department of Juvenile Justice Facility)Position requirements are detailed at website: Go to http://washingtoncounty schools.us/ Create an account with a username and password, unless you have already completed this process. Complete your application for a CERTIFIED POSITION and attach a resume, etc. Then, you MUST APPLY for this position. APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 7, 2013 (midnight)“Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants as well as employee” “Pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, random ( tness for duty) and follow-up drug testing will be implemented as per the School Board’s Drug Free workplace Policy.”An Equal Opportunity Employer Full time positions available at our corporate oce. Critical thinking skills Detail oriented Organization and time management skills -Verbal and written communication skills Ability to meet deadlines eciently Procient in Microso Applications (experience in Excel is required) Associates Degree preferredYou may fax our resume to (863) 763-7874 or apply online at www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWP Class A CDL Driver needed Min. 2 yr. tanker endorsement Call 863-467-9800 or 863-634-6569. Drivers$5,000 Sign-on Bonus Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great miles on this Regional Account Werner Enterprises 1-888-567-4854 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Employment Part Time OFFICE CLERKLooking for a Part-time Of ce Clerk for an Insurance Of ce. Hours 8am-1pm M-F and Sat. 9-1. Must have good typing skills. Apply in person at: 1500 State Road 70 East Okeechobee, FL 34972 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 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 chec k 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 o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f 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. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News August 2, 2013 2013-2014 School Information GuidePublishing Wednesday, August 14, 2013Packed full of valuable information pertaining to all the public schools and college in our county including the school calendars, addresses, phone numbers and so much more!

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Health Care EGG DONOR Loving couple seeks a caring FEMALE to give the gift of life by becoming an EGG DONOR. Excellent compensation of $6,000.00. Must be between the ages of 18-29 In Good health and Drug free. Please contact Boca Fertility @ 561-368-5500 Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 2br/1ba, garage, No pets $650/mo 1st, Last & Sec. Avail 7/8 (863)467-2302 or (772)260-6969 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. NEW DUPLEX 3/2, in the City limits. Wood cabinets w/granite countertops. All appl’s. W/D Hookup. Available now. 1st & deposit to move in. (863)465-0053 On The Rim Canal sm travel trailer not in a park 1BR, $425. monthly includes ele/gas, sec dep $300. no pets. 863-623-4577. Tri-plex Okeechobee 2/2 living, dining area, kitchen, w/d hookup, patio, privacy fence. Free Trash, lawn mowing, No pets $690/mo 1st, last and sec. 417-848-3424 417-848--6360 Houses RentOKEE 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 Houses RentBEAUTIFUL CANAL FRONT 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME IN QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD. 2 CAR GARAGE, GREATROOM FLOOR PLAN, CATHEDRAL CEILINGS, FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN, WALK-IN CLOSETS,THERMO PANE WINDOWS. CALL 863-447-0742 Beautiful, 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. 9/1 Call 863-467-9250/ 519-746-4844 or e-mail d.mcara@hotmail.com FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH LOCATED ON RIM CANAL. $900.00 MONTHLY INCLUDING UTILITIES. CALL 863-467-4371. OTHER PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FURNISHED 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH,1 CAR GARAGE, WASHER & DRYER-COMMUNITY POOL & TENNIS COURTWITH OR WITHOUT UTILITIES. LONG OR SHORT TERM. CALL 863-467-4371 OTHER PROPERTIES AVAILABLE. OKEE 1002 SE 8th Dr. Newly Remodeled. 2 br. 1 ba. $650. All appls., tile oors, hurricane windows. Immediate occupancy. Last, sec. $ ref. Chris 863-447-3282 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 Land Sale2 Acres For Sale in Dixie Ranch. Acres are back to back (fenced) $14,000 for both, will separate. Call 863-801-2128 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 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 Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, Fully furnished $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 monthly plus security. No pets Call 863-763-4031 Campers/RVs1988 Prowler 29 ft travel trailer, asking $3,800. 863-610-1276 2012 Pop-Up Camper by Forest River, sleeps 7, bath and shower. $9,000 call for details. 863-946-1481 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Motorcycles1991 Harley Davidson Sportster 883, 25,000 org. miles, new tires, runs great $3,500.00 call 863-763-2241 or 863-634-3952 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, August 08, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Frank Irby, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 449269 ON 8/2/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold Budget Meetings on the following days August 5th @ 9:00 am and 6th, 7th, & 13th @ 5:00 pm in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Frank Irby, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 449273 ON 8/2/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD255 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2755 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: EL MIRA SOL LOTS 1 & 2 BLOCK 30 1-18-37-35-0020-00300-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 22nd day of August, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 446184 ON 7/12,19,26;8/2/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD260 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1583 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 28 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 28 34 34S 33E 1-34-34-33-0A00-00028-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JEAN MAX FRANCOIS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of September, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 448444 ON 8/2,9,16,23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD258 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that WILLIAM H MASON the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3960 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOTS 2 & 3 BLOCK 247 3-21-37-35-0020-02470-0020 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CRYSTAL I LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 22nd day of August, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 447101 ON 7/12,19,26;8/2/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD263 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1597 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 4 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 04 35 34S 33E 1-35-34-33-0A00-00004-P000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: IRENE PRICE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of September, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 448448 ON 8/2,9,16,23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 1300096C PAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF: WANETTA A. JOHNSON NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f Wanetta A. Johnson, deceased, whose date of death was June 20, 2013, and whose social security number are xxx-xx-5903. is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is August 2nd, 2013. Personal Representative: Lyle Johnson 2910 NE 35 Street Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306 Attorney for Personal Representative: C. GLENN LEONARD E-Mail Address: glenn@glennleonard.net Florida Bar No. 316571 LEONARD & MORRISON 2817 East Oakland Park Blvd. Suite 201-A Ft. Lauderdale. Florida 33306 Telephone: (954) 566-0096 449281 ON 8/2,9/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2013-CP-76 JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER IN RE: Estate of FREDERICK THEODORE GUSTIN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Formal Administration The administration of the Estate o f FREDERICK THEODORE GUSTIN Deceased, whose date of death was March 26, 2013, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-8911, Case Number 2013-CP-76 is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 125 Okeechobee, FL 34972. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative’s attorney are set forth below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedent’s estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidated, you must le your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATE R OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with the Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT’S DEATH. The date of the rst publication o f this Notice is: August 2, 2013. SHERRY LYNN ZION Personal Representative 8800 W Nixon Road Yorktown, IN 46016 Law Of ce Of CASSELS & McCALL Attorney for Personal Representative FBN: 0261521 Post Of ce Box 968 Okeechobee, FL 34973-0968 (863) 763-3131 jdc@legal-one.com pleadings@legal-one.com 449351 ON 8/2/2013 CANCELLED CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the August 2, 2013 City of Okeechobee City Council Meeting has been cancelled. By: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 449457 ON 8/2/2013 NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 8-10-13 @ 10:00 AM Unit #233 Bryan K. Martin Unit #439 Kimberly A. Farag 449006 ON 7/28;8/2/2013 17 Okeechobee News A ugust 2, 2013 Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful!

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD261 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1590 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 1 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 01 35 34S 33E 1-35-34-33-0A00-00001-L000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ANTHONY A SWABY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of September, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 448445 ON 8/2,9,16,23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD256 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2865 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: CONNERS GABLES REVISED LOTS 9 & 10 BLOCK 29 1-24-37-35-0010-00290-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 22nd day of August, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 446185 ON 7/12,19,26;8/2/2013 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD254 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1533 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 2 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 02 34 34S 33E 1-34-34-33-0A00-00002-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 22nd day of August, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 446183 ON 7/12,19,26;8/2/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD257 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2866 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: CONNERS GABLES REVISED LOTS 11 & 12 BLOCK 29 1-24-37-35-0010-00290-0110 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 22nd day of August, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 446186 ON 7/12,19,26;8/2/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD264 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1673 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT I OF TRACT 28 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 28 36 34S 33E 1-36-34-33-0A00-00028-I000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CANTAVE COLEUS MARIE COLEUS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of September, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 448452 ON 8/2,9,16,23/2013 Public Notice Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD253 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1530 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT E OF TRACT 2 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 02 34 34S 33E 1-34-34-33-0A00-00002-E000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DAVID E HILL TERESA HILL Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 22nd day of August, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 446181 ON 7/12,19,26;8/2/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD259 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1539 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT N OF TRACT 6 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 6 34 34S 33E 1-34-34-33-0A00-00006-N000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC DAINIS PALMERO Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of September, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 448438 ON 8/2,9,16,23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD038 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA & CATHERINE NICOLE GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1272 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT F OF TRACT 15 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 15 34 34S 33E 1-34-34-33-0A00-00015-F000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC KIMBERLY ROACH STEPHEN ROACH Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of August, 2013 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 446180 ON 7/12,19,26;8/2/2013 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public Notice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD252 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that HELEN LIPSCOMB the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 725 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT J OF TRACT 21 WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 21 SECTION 21 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-21-34-33-0A00-00021-J000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CRYSTAL I LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of August, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 446179 ON 7/12,19,26;8/2/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD251 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that HELEN LIPSCOMB the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 724 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT I OF TRACT 21 EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 21 SECTION 21 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. 1-21-34-33-0A00-00021-I000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: VERONA V LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 22nd day of August, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 446177 ON 7/12,19,26;8/2/2013 Notice of OUA Meeting Notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee Utility Authority will discuss publicly the USDA application for the design and construction of the East Side Wastewater Expansion Project. This project includes a wastewater collection system primarily serving the Treasure Island service area and a wastewater force main connecting the service area to the OUA regional wastewater treatment plant on Cemetery Road. The public meeting is slated for 8:30 AM on August 13, 2013, at the OUA main of ce located at 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee. The meeting will allow for the general public to become acquainted with the proposed project and to comment on such items as economic and environmental impacts, service area, alternatives to the project, or other related issues. BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY John F. Hayford Executive Director 448842 ON 8/2/2013 Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifiedsNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD262 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1596 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 4 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 04 35 34S 33E 1-35-34-33-0A00-00004-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of September, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 448447 ON 8/2,9,16,23/2013 18 Okeechobee News August 2, 2013 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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19 Okeechobee News A ugust 2, 2013 R E D Over 100 Listings COUNTRY HILLS~ Horse lovers paradise! 4 Bd/ 2 Ba CBS home. 1568 SF under air2270 TLA. Open concept, vaulted ceilings, split plan. Spacious kitchen, 12X56 Screened lanai w/ Spa. 20X40 Wkshop/carport. Commercial above ground pool. Riding arena, 4 stalls-water & elec., hotwire fencing. Fenced/ cross fenced. EXCEPTIONAL MLS 206809 $219,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 MOTIVATED SELLER REDUCED! ALMOST 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. 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 5008-M: Pioneer Estates 2/2 Double Wide on acre with two sheds. Additional acre in the back available for $15,000. $45,900 NOW $40,000 MLS #206211. NEW LISTING OWNER FINANCING NEW LISTING 5051-H: Close to town 4 bd, 2 ba, att 2 car garage, det 2 car garage, 12x12 Shed. Inground pool with screened deck. Too many extras to list! $220,000 MLS #207117 5020-H: Dixie Ranch Acres Owner Financing 4/2 CBS home on 3+/-acres. 2420 Total sq ft, 2016 under air, horse stall. New kitchen soon. Make Offer! $98,000 MLS #207048 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 3004-M: Treasure Island 2 br, 2 ba MH, possible 3rd bdrm. Open concept, all siding and skirting have been redone. Fenced backyard. Short Sale $43,000 MLS #206963 5032-M: Otter Creek 3 bed, 2 bath DWMH on 1+/acre 1712 TSF/1512 sq ft under air, screen back porch. Offered as a short sale. $55,000 NOW $39,000 MLS #206579 • 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 NOW $9,900 • 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 NOW $15,900 • Okeechobee Estates (SE 9th CT) in town Residential Lot $18,000 Make Offer! Find your dream home here! Location, Location, Location Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com

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