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Sunday, August 4, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 93 15.86 feetLast Year: 12.13 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus tax Miss Rodeo supports the troops ... Page 7 Crawford doing well for Detroit farm club... Page 11 Special to the Okeechobee News/ ATKINSLand ll enhances surroundings for wildlifeAs part of the on-site mitigation project, two culvert roads were removed from Cypress Creek within the Waste Management/Okeechobee Land ll property. The removal helps to restore the hydrology and native vegetation along the creek. Wildlife cameras were installed which will document the wildlife using and bene tting from the restoration efforts. Pictured is Ryan Fowler. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Gun laws may be aimed at providing a level of protection for citizens of the U.S. but a local cop has found out if you want to buy a gun, you’d better hope you have an unusual name. When the detective, who’s been in law enforcement for 18 years, recently bought a .44 magnum handgun from a local gun shop, little did he know it would take over 30 days before he could take it home. “We got a complete turndown,” said Paul Box, owner of The Gun Shop, where the detective bought his gun and his application was submitted. “This man’s carrying a badge and everything else and they’re giving him a hassle. This has happened before, but never with a police of cer.” Mr. Box said he submitted the detective’s application to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) on June 29. The detective was nally able to pick up his gun on Aug. 1. “Normally, we make the application over the phone and, with someone like him, it takes about two minutes,” added Mr. Box, who went on to say there have been times that it’s taken up to 30 days, but not for a cop. For the detective, who asked to remain New gun laws baf e detective Heavy rainfall continued over the past week, leaving the Okeechobee Basin saturated as water managers try to minimize ooding in the populated areas. All of the water storage areas are full, according to Gary Ritter of the South Florida Water Management District. During the week Lake Okeechobee rose from 15.62 Friday, July 28, to 15.86 feet on Aug. 2. In ows are averaging 16,220 cubic feet per second while discharges averaged 11,290 cubic feet per second. As the lake rises, so does the risk that the Herbert Hoover Dike may fail. Some areas south of the lake are less than 12 feet above sea level, so when the lake level is high, the pressure can force water through the earthen berm. The corps tries to maintain the level of Lake Okeechobee between 12.5 and 15.5 feet which is considered the optimal range to balance safety, water supply needs and the ecological health of the lake. The Army Corps of Engineers has teams conducting safety inspections of the dike around Lake Okeechobee. The corps 2014 budget request lists the Herbert Hoover Dike as a Level 1 risk. Level 1 risk structures are at extreme high risk of failure without intervention. The 143-mile dike surrounds Lake Okeechobee. The rst embankments around Lake Okeechobee were constructed by local interests from sand and muck, circa 1915. Hurricane tides overtopped the original embankments in 1926 and 1928, resulting in over 2,500 deaths. The River and Harbor Act of 1930 authorized the construction of 67.8 miles of levee along the south shore of the lake and 15.7 miles along the north shore. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed the levees between 1932 and 1938. A major hurricane in 1947 prompted the need for additional ood and storm damage reduction work. As a result, Congress passed the Flood Control Act of 1948 authorizing the rst phase of the Central and South Florida (C&SF) Project, Heavy rains raise risk level of dike See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. See LAWS — Page 10 See RAIN — Page 10

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The YMCA of the Treasure Coast recently raised over $4,000 to offset the cost of local Y MCA programs. On July 25, the YMCA of the Treasure Coast hosted its second annual YMCA Children’s Art Auction at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Okeechobee. The Y invited community leaders and Y supporters to the event to help raise money and to hear about how the Y was making an impact in the community. The signature fundraising event also raised awareness about the Y’s Community Support Campaign which allows children in Okeechobee the opportunity to enjoy Y programs like summer camp, day out of school care and swim lessons. In order to prepare for the event, the children of the Okeechobee Y summer camp created works of art to be auctioned off. They added a frame and their signature and hoped that their piece would bring in a big dollar amount. Sixty pieces of children’s artw ork were auctioned off. “This is a unique opportunity for a child to begin to learn what it means to give back. The children know their paintings will help other children to experience Y camp,” said Christine Coller, Chief Operating Of cer of the YMCA. The highest bid was for a piece called “Outer Space.” It brought in $385 for the Y’s Community Support Campaign. According to Okeechobee Y’s Executive Branch Director Shawn Keil, it was a new record for the auction. Over $4,000 was raised in total at the event. Approximately 160 people attended the auction which was made possible due to the sponsorship of Florida Power and Light, as well as through partnerships with the Children Services Council of Okeechobee County and Waste Management. For information on how you can make a difference in the lives of the children and families in Okeechobee, contact Shawn Keil 772-215-9780 or Skeil@ymcatreasurecoast. org. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 2 Okeechobee News August 4, 2013 Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.Extended ForecastMonday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 90F with a heat index of 95F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 88F with a heat index of 95F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Okeechobee Forecast Y MCA raises over $4,000 Special to the Okeechobee NewsJoshua Boon, 8, and Alexandria Boon, 11, with their contributions to the YMCA’s Children’s Art Auction. The auction was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Thursday, June 25, and raised over $4,000 for the kids in the community to participate in programs like camp and swimming lessons. The Boon children are accompanied by their parents Jack and Kristen Boon and YMCA Okeechobee executive branch director Shawn Keil. It’s time to sign up for adult softball leaguesAug. 9 is adult softball team registration deadline at the Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation of ce, 640 N.W. 27th Lane. On Aug. 19 the rst game of the regular season will be played at the Okeechobee County softball eld, at 950 N.W. 23rd Lane. Fees for the Men’s League are $375, Women’s League are $325 and Co-ed League are $325. For information, visit www.facebook.com/ okeeparksandrec; or, call 863-763-6950.

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Luna land When I was reading the article I could relate exactly to what the landowner was describing. I too grew up on the old Kissimmee. I remember when the river was prist ine. Beautiful sandy bottom and the water t he color of cane syrup. I’ve seen the old river so shallow you could wade it and not get y our knees wet, and then rainy season would s tart and it would ow so hard you had bett er not try swimming across or you would w ind up down river ... the small whirlpools w ould be dancing, making a slurping sound ... so “Yes,” I know exactly what those landowners were describing about “swimming in and being able to drink” that water bec ause it was clean and not a drainage ditch for Orlando. Those swamp lands always belonged to the surrounding landowners. They j ust knew during high water the river would rise to the high water line, which you can s till see if you know what you are looking at, and then when the waters receded the c attle would return to the marshes to eat the lush marsh grasses. I can remember watching that unGodly dredge as it came down the river, sucking and gnawing the banks and t rees that stood in it’s way, blowing it out t wo huge pipes that sat on each side, leaving high, sandy berms and a ditch behind it. I know exactly what they were describing bec ause I remember it too.  In the article in the newspaper, it said t he Lunas were ne with the land that was originally ooded being re ooded. They just don’t want to move. If they lived there before channelization, then re ooding the old oxbows and marshes should not affect any s tructures. So why does the state need to own the whole property instead of just having an easement on the area that oods during the wet season?County budget You don’t have to be an accountant to gure that you need to reduce your expenses t o what you bring in. I can’t for the life of me gure why everybody knows what needs to be done but nobody wants to do the right thing and reduce the size of the government to what we can afford. Look around— unemployment for this county is above the average rate, new business/industry is not moving here, and there are a lot of vacant buildings sitting around. The taxpayers will not see any help with the taxes charged in this county until we get some more industry to move here to help with the burden. New industry will not move here when the total tax rate is above the surrounding counties.  At the July 25 county meeting, I believe it was Mr. Irby who said that during the better nancial times the county should be saving so there is something in the bank for the hard times, but when tax money was plentiful the county was too quick to spend it. Eample number one: The Agri-Civic Center.School grades I will be a new teacher and I plan to be a great teacher and do anything and everything I can to help my student understand and learn everything they can about all subjects, not just the one I will teach. I am hoping to help improve the school grade!Drug testing at high school There are a lot of kids on drugs, even in athletics. If they actually follow through on this and test, truly randomly and not skip the ones they suspect, it may shock some people. We have a bigger drug and gang problem in Okeechobee then some would like to admit.  It’s a shame some people won’t or don’t stand up for their rights.  It is a sad siutation that the schools have to do drug tests, but the drug problem at the high school is serious and some parents just refuse to admit their child could be involved with using drugs. When they see their kid’s test come back positive, they will have to wake up and do something about it.  Just be sure the students aren’t hiding drugs from person to person as they are being tested.  I think its a great idea too. Its an effort to get kids back on board to getting education not high. I understand the whole constitution thing but, honestly, if you’re not doing anything wrong what’s the big fuss? Why would you feel so violated? I believe the ones who get so uptight about rights are usually the ones hiding behind it. I’m a parent of 5 and I see nothing wrong with testing. And I do agree faculty members should be tested as well since they are strong examples in our children’s lives. Economic Council supports school policyThe Economic Council of Okeechobee applauds the diligent efforts of the Okeechobee County School District to research and implement a policy that strives to combat the grave problem of drug and alcohol abuse facing our youth. We are encouraged by the recent adoption of Board Policy 5.9, Random Drug & Alcohol Testing of Students, intended to serve as a deterrent to those who may be considering experimenting with drugs and to assist with intervention for those who may already have a drug problem. We commend your desire to join with other Florida school districts which have already implemented similar policies and feel this helps to further prepare our students to enter the “real” world where random drug testing has become a common practice in the workplace. Limiting the impact of this policy to privileged school activities, such as athletics and extra curricular activities, provides the best scenario for each student without affecting their future opportunities by impacting school grades or involving law enforcement. Many parents are concerned for the wellbeing of their children and may choose to voluntarily include their children in the pool for random testing. Knowing Okeechobee is a small town, we are encouraged by your decision to us e outside consultants to administer the testing, which maintains a worthy degree of separation. With challenging economic times still upon us, we support the measures in plac e that ensure it will not create a nancial burden to the district and trust you will use th e resources available to the greatest bene t for our youth. Okeechobee is a community that trul y cares about our kids. The Economic Council fully supports your efforts to protect thei r health and well-being and commends you and your staff for the actions that brough t about this very important policy to dete r participation in such risky, life-altering behaviors. Sincerely, Jon Geitner, chairman August 4, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Re ections from the Pulpit Blurred VisionRev. Allen PattersonVice-President Okeechobee Ministerial Association Among the blind, the squinter rules. It’s hard to see things up close these days. Maybe it comes from straining my eyes in dim light when I was young, or maybe it’s just the degeneration that comes with age, but whatever the case, it’s affecting my vision. I nd myself reaching for my glasses when I read, and wishing I had my glasses when I eat. When I can’t nd them—as is often the case—I have to hold things at arms length, or resign myself to not really seeing things clearly until I nd them. Lately, I eat things that taste good, but couldn’t really tell you what they look like. My dinner plate is just too close to me these days. Even without agging eyesight, we often have dif culty seeing the things that are closest to us. We tend to get ourselves in situations that we seem to be blind to, view our circumstances through the lenses of our personal biases and willingly look away from issues that are dif cult to focus on. Worse, we often can’t (or won’t) see ourselves as others see us, willingly overlooking personal faults as we judge those around us. Scriptures give us the proverb that says, “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” In anothe r place, Jesus himself speaks to this problem, saying, “How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, rst take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take th e speck out of your brother’s eye.” If you’re anything like me, maybe a visi t to an eye doctor is in short order. Or mayb e not. Pardon the pun, but sometimes a littl e personal “re ection” acts like a good pai r of glasses. How’s your vision? Maybe w e ought to ask ourselves a few questions. Like, “Where am I having dif culty focusing? Do the “lenses” of friendship, reading or exercise help? Is there a plank in my own ey e that needs attention? If so, how?”

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Michael Paul to play locallyMichael Paul, will be coming in August and will play three free solo shows. He will be playing at: The Shanty (KOA) Aug. 9 from 6 10 p.m.; and, he VFW outside pavilion A ug. 4 from 3 6 p.m. For information, go to www.facebook.com/michaelpaulsmusic; or, call 561-385-0971.Moose Lodge plans eventsOkeechobee Moose Lodge 1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., events include: every Sunday, A ug. 4, mixed pool tournament at 2 p.m.; every Monday ve-card bingo starts at 6 p.m.; in the social quarters every Wednesday is laugh out loud Comedy Night starting at 5 p.m. and there will be 50-cent hotdogs; Thursday bingo starts at 1 p.m.; and, Friday bingo starts with bonanza at 6:30 p.m. There w ill be daily lunch specials for $2.50 starting at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds go to support Moose charities programs.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 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 w ill offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds bene t 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. V olleyball tryouts scheduledOkeechobee High School volleyball coach Taylor Pritchard has scheduled tryouts for the high school team for Tuesday, A ug. 6 through Thursday, Aug. 8. A parentplayer 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.Roundup planners meetThe Okeechobee Blood Roundup will be held Nov. 16 and 17 and there will be a planning meeting Monday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Lodge at the Lake Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. There are jobs for everyone, both in planning and preparation, as well as the two days of the drive. You can get information about this community blood drive at this meeting. For more, call 863-467-2557.Sit & Sew event plannedDo 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 Tuesday, A ug. 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.YMS hosting open gymYearling Middle School girls volleyball open gym will be held Aug. 7 8, 9 and 12 from 10 a.m. noon in the YMS gym. You must have your physical packet completed to participate. Make sure it is on le or bring it with you. You cannot participate unless the packet is completed.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. The meeting is open to the public. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863462-5877.Center has celebrity serversThe Cancer Hope center is hosting a celebrity servers night on Thursday, Aug. 8, at Golden Corral from 5 8 p.m. Everyone is invited. Tickets are $11. Tickets are available through: Serenity Coffee House; Bassinger Church; American Drilling; Photography By Bobbi; and, Staffords' Hair Stylists. Democratic group to meetThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will resume monthly meetings Thursday, Aug. 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee Public Library. We welcome any interested Democrats to join us.OHS plans Open HouseOkeechobee High School will hold a special Open House on Tuesday, Aug. 13, for its sophomore students. There will be an orientation and an opportunity for sophomores to pick up their schedules and meet their teachers. The Open House will be from 6 8 p.m., beginning with the orientation session in the gym at 6 p.m.Archery contest plannedGLADES COUNTYThe Glades County 4-H 3D Archery Contest will be Aug. 24 at Fisheating Creek Outpost. 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 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.Club plans fundraiserThe Chobee Mini Horse Club will hold a fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply on 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; a 50/50 drawing; food auctions; and, door prizes. For information, call Christy at 863-697-1247.AARP driver program setThe Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will host an AARP Driver Safety Program on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Complete the class in one day, with no driving and no tests. You could receive a discount on you auto insurance for three years. To register, call the Chamber of Commerce at 863-467-6246. Bring a bag lunch.Coalition to have anniversaryThe Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition wants to hear from former board members, general members, providers, clients and/or their children from 1993 to the present date. You can mail us a letter stating 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 participate in the 20th anniversary meeting on Aug. 23 Please mail correspondence to: Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition, P.O. 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 on S.R. 78 W. Tourney hours will be from safe light until 2 p.m. Payout will be 80 percent and 10 percent of the eld will get a check. The entry fee is $110, which includes the big bass pot. Registration will be held at the boat ramp beginning at 5 a.m. on the morning of the event. Boat position will be determined by your entry. All donations will bene t 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 pre-register, call Jack Fulce at 863-763-7753.Teen Dance Party setThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Teen Dance Party for students ages 12-16 at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., Saturday, Aug. 24 from 7 until 10 p.m. The cost is $7 and includes pizza, soda and chips. For information, contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.Collaborative group to meetThe Community Collaborative Council o f the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. in the board room at the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. August special guest speakers will be Twig Tolle, H.E.R.O., and Jeanne Bunten, ACCESS. The purpose of the meeting is to allo w the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for children and their families. The CCC will be collecting back-to-school supplies for need y and foster children,. Please bring supplies to the meeting or call for pick up. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863462-5000, ext. 257.Pet Rescue needs volunteersThe Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue needs volunteers to help with of ce wor k and to help as kennel supervisors. The organization is non-pro t, and depends on donations and community volunteers. For information, contact Belinda Forlifer at 863-357-1104.Help with FPL bills offeredThe Salvation Army has Florida Power and Light funding to assist quali ed consumers. Call 1-863-763-6020 for information, Mondays and Tuesdays, between the hours of 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Edward Blumenfeld, 93OKEECHOBEE Edward Blumenfeld expired on July 27, 2013 at the Hamrick Home. He was a World War II vet and a POW. He survived by his loving wife, Adrianne; eight children; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a brother from Va.; nieces and nephews. Graveside services on August 19, 2013 at 2 p.m. South Florida, VA Cemetery, Lake Worth. In lieu of owers, a contribution to Hospice o f Okeechobee PO Box 1548 would be appreciated. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News August 4, 2013 C ommunity Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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Special to the Okeechobee News Rodeo fans from around the state of Florida have been treated to something they’ve never seen; their State Rodeo Queen carrying the American ag while riding in the arena in uniform. Jenna Smeenk, age 24, is the rst military member to ever achieve this title. Jenna is currently assigned to the 745th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida. She works as an Intelligence Operations Analyst for the RC-26 aircraft. Twice in the past six years of service, Jenna has been deployed, once to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. She plans to make a career of it and says, “Choosing to join the military has been the best decision I have ever made, and I hope to spread that message with the public, my peers and young kids this year.” Jenna’s personal platform is “Support the Troops!” As a military member herself, she has the unique opportunity to tie in her involvement with the Armed Forces to promote this cause. While her duties at each rodeo are different, on several occasions she has had the honor of presenting the American Flag in uniform. Each time has sparked a standing ovation and wild enthusiasm from the crowd! Says Jenna, “My heart swells with pride each and every time I step into the arena with Old Glory. All that I can think about when I’m carrying that ag are the men and women ghting overseas and how thankful I am for their sel essness. Being able to bring them recognition and continue to ensure the public is aware of the sacri ces they are making every day so that we may be free is one of the proudest moments of my year so far.” The Miss Rodeo Florida Pageant is open to Florida girls between the ages of 7 – 25. This year’s pageant will be held Sept. 26 – 28 in Okeechobee, Fla. For information, contact Pageant Director, Michelle Harper 863-6346397 or visit www.MissRodeoFlorida.com. For questions regarding this article, please contact Judy Herstich 407-396-4646. Miss Rodeo spreads a message 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 11 a.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North 7 Okeechobee News A ugust 4, 2013 Prices looked pretty good this week and everyone picking up their checks seem to be very well pleased. They are also probably glad to get their calves gone with all this water everywhere! Cattle do not seem to be showing signs of stress from water yet but I’m sure it will have to take its toll sooner or later. Cows & bulls were a little stronger this week, $1-$2 higher. Calves were in good demand and heavier calves are inching their way up. Mark your calendars for our special sales: Oct. 4th Bred Heifers Oct. 11th Angus Bulls Oct. 18th Brangus Bulls Cecil Anastasio, Fellsmere, topped the calf market with a high of $2.40 bought by Foy Reynolds.. Watford Cattle, Okeechobee, topped the Cow market with a high of 97.00 bought by Dairymens Marketing. See ya next week, Todd Special to the Okeechobee NewsJenna Smeenk, Florida State Rodeo Queen. Special to the Okeechobee NewsFlorida State Rodeo Queen Jenna Smeek carrying the American ag while ridding in the rodeo arena in uniform. 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 at 863-697-1205.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SEBRINGS 1ST CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL September 7, 2013 6-9pm On the Circle in downtown Sebring visit childrensmuseumhighlands.com M & M Auto Brokers, Inc. Buy Here Pay Hereas low as $500 down $4,195 3565 Hwy 441 N. Okeechobee € mandmautobrokersinc.com € mmmitch@live.com Mitch is a Sweetheart GuyŽ & hell work with you! (863) 763-0330 Cell (954) 214-8877 Trade-Ins Welcome! First Oil Change on Us! Cash Deals No Dealer Fees!we buy cars for Any Price Any Year All Models! 1998 Isuzu Rodeo 4wd 8 Okeechobee News August 4, 2013 ACROSS 1 Henris here 4 Sci-fi psychic 10 Druids sacred hill 14 What a D.C. wall commemorates 15 Craps table tactic 16 Like some terrible reviews 17 Wee 18 Bandit feature? 19 Watch lights, briefly 20 Easy-to-use sock drawer organizer? 23 Emphatic words 24 Run-of-the-mill 27 Track position 28 Dog show eyecatchers? 32 Cornerstone abbr. 34 Just outside of 35 Rolls in the grass? 36 Feline alpha groups? 40 Palm Sunday carrier 43 German battleship Graf __ 44 1945 Big ThreeŽ conference site 48 Bohemian RhapsodyŽ and We Are the ChampionsŽ? 52 Slangy negatives 53 14th-century Russian prince 54 Retro tees 56 Winter Olympics winners wall hanging? 60 Prussian pair 62 Stimulate 63 36 for nine, often 64 Votes for 65 Semi-sheer fabrics 66 Owner of Abbey Road Studios 67 Orkin target 68 Speak with conviction 69 Decoding org. DOWN 1 Fire up 2 Set pieces? 3 Cry from one reaching the top 4 Lyrical poetic form 5 Zealot-plus 6 Appearance announcement 7 Gain __: get further ahead in the race 8 Empty weight 9 Mass music 10 Honor Thy FatherŽ author 11 Grows 12 Purged 13 Spots with slogans 21 Egg toss miss indicator 22 Light carriage 25 Flap 26 Dr. Learys turnon 29 No right __ 30 Jasmine neckwear, perhaps 31 Wicked 33 Sarajevos region 37 Forgetful writers letters? 38 Louvre Pyramid designer 39 Subj. of an 80s90s financial crisis 40 EPA concern 41 Toyota RAV4, e.g. 42 Navy builders 45 Expose 46 St. Louis team, familiarly 47 Ancient kingdom on the Tigris 49 Sign on 50 Star of France 51 Bakery utensil 55 Discharge 57 Price or Battle 58 Genesis grandson 59 H.S. courses 60 Cook quickly, in a way 61 Three-switch railroad track section By James Sajdak (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 08/26/11 08/26/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: gy Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle Take knowledge to the next degreeMany Americans age 50 and up who didn’t nish college are now heading back to campus at Indian River State College to take their knowledge to the next degree. Competition in today’s workforce is erce, especially for adults over 50. A college degree or certi cate gives an advantage; increases potential earning power, job security, and job satisfaction, while also helping to give back to the community. Going back to school is easier than ever with the Plus 50 Program at IRSC. Plus 50 offers older adults some fast track courses that can lead to a new careers. This program is an excellent opportunity for individuals who had the desire to earn a college degree but never found the right time, or began but were sidetracked. By combining their life and work experience with a degree or certi cate in the highdemand elds of health care, education, and social services, participants are opening the door to new job opportunities. To nd out more about Plus 50 at IRSC call Bob O’Brien at 772-462-7574 or e-mail robrien@irsc.edu. Degrees offered for older adults Donate blood at these locationsWhile you are planning your vacation, many are facing a long time in a hospital or recovery center. Help them with a donation of blood to speed their recovery. Be a life saver during this month’s blood drives. Friday, Aug. 9 – Publix, 2–7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 – Walgreen’s, 1–6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 – Walmart, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 – Walmart, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 – Golden Corral, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 – Walmart, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 – Walmart, 1–6 p.m.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 KID-FRIENDLY CARE 24/7Care you can trust: Experienced physicians, nurses and sta trained in Pediatric Advanced Life Support High quality, personalized care Short wait times Hugs and smiles For average ER wait time text ERKids to 23000. Message & data rates may apply1796 Hwy 441 North Okeechobee, FL 34972 For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Because evenSUPERHEROESget bumps and bruises!KID-FRIENDLY CARE Raulerson Hospital St. Lucie Medical Center Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute RaulersonHospital.com 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 4, 2013 What are you doing today to ensure healthy bones in your future? Unfortunately, too many young patients neglect this aspect of their health and spend their later years struggling with thin, fragile bones and osteoporosis. This condition is preventable, but good habits need to begin early to create the bone strength needed for long, healthy lives. Try these tips for keeping your bones strong.CalciumGetting plenty of calcium in your diet can dramatically decrease your chances of being diagnosed with osteoporosis later down the road. While milk and other dairy products are the most common sources of calcium, you can also receive plenty of this bone-strengthening nutrient from dark leafy greens and vegetables, such as spinach leaves, kale, or broccoli.Vitamin DNext to calcium, vitamin D is the most important nutrient for keeping bones healthy and strong. With daily sunlight exposure, the human body can create all the vitamin D needed without any external sources. You only need 10 to 15 minutes in the sun to get the necessary amount of vitamins, so don’t risk damaging your skin by staying out for hours at a time without sunblock. If you can’t get outside or the sun is obscured b y heavy clouds, try purchasing groceries such as milk, orange juice, or cereal that have been forti ed with vitamin D. Supplements are also available as a source of daily vitamin D.ExerciseUnderused bones naturally begin to weaken and deteriorate over long periods of time. One of the best ways to maintain the bone strength you build with good nutrition is to exercise regularly. Running, weight training, and aerobics are all effective methods of protecting the durability of your bones. Any activity that places stress on your bones without overdoing it could be a good choice for a strengthening exercise routine. If your bones have already become fragile or thin, it might be a good idea to consult a physical therapist about techniques that will strengthen your bones without putting you at risk for a fracture or break. If you’re concerned about your bone strength, Raulerson Hospital’s Radiolog y Department offers Bone Density Scans to detect osteoporosis. Call our free Consult-ANurse service anytime at 863-763-9228 to ask questions or get a physician referral. Keep your bones health y Beginning Aug. 26, students can complete four degrees onlineNew for the opening of the 2013 Fall Semester, Indian River State College is launching the Virtual Campus with expanded opportunities and exibility to earn a college degree. Beginning Aug. 26, IRSC will offer four degree programs entirely online: the Associate in Arts Degree, Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management, Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. The Virtual Campus also encompasses hundreds of other online courses and a wide array of online student services. “The online programs re ect the college’s emphasis on quality and affordability combined with the convenience of online learning,” said Kendall St. Hilaire, Director of the Virtual Campus. “With most IRSC students working, juggling family responsibilities, and attending college at the same time, this expansion of online learning provides increased exibility for them, while opening up educational opportunities for other students regardless of their location.” Courses within the Virtual Campus degree programs have been designed by experienced IRSC faculty members using the nationally recognized Quality Matters (QM) instructional design system. The courses are created with a consistent format, so students can easily nd the materials they need and spend their time focused on learning. Anyone interested should apply to Indian River State College, following the Ten Steps to Apply at the top right hand side of the IRSC Home Page at www.irsc.edu. Students applying for the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing program must hold the Registered Nurse credential. IRSC students can also take advantage of the following online services: application, registration, course search, college catalog, New Student Orientation, Job Bank, SmartThinking tutoring, RiverLife and more. Visit www.irsc.edu to nd out more or call the IRSC Information Call Center at 1-866-792-4772. IRSC launches virtual campus Big Lake Missions conducting annual school supplies drive Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annual school supplies drive for their needy families. Last year this drive helped many children with their list, but this year the need is even greater. Big Lake Missions will accept donations 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 dropoff locations.

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anonymous because of the work he does, there wasn’t much he could do but scratch his head. When asked why he was denied, the 38-year-old law enforcement professional shook his head. “I don’t have a clue. There’s nothing in my adult record that would affect my getting a weapon. I’ve purchased rearms before, but it’s been years ago. I don’t know what’s happened from then to now,” he said. According to Gretyl Plessinger, an FDLE public information of cer, the reason is simple. “It’s a name-based system. The issue with him is there are other people with his name and, unfortunately, someone with his name has been arrested,” she said in a telephone interview. “So, he had to send in his ngerprints and we had to get the ngerprints of the convicted person and compare them.” And, if that person is not in Florida then the system slows to a crawl and it can take weeks to check with the other state. The prints must be mailed to the FDLE-administered Firearm Purchase Program (FPP) so they can be compared. Ms. Plessinger said they cannot be e-mailed. Even though the detective’s prints are already on le with the state and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as is his date of birth and Social Security number, none of that makes any difference. None of those can be used to help speed up the process— everything hinges on the name. It also doesn’t matter that the detective has a clean record and already has a number of department-issued weapons including Glock automatic handguns, an MP-5 automatic machine gun and an AR-15 semiauto .223 caliber ri e. “The .44 magnum is going to be my personal gun—for home defense,” stated the detective. Ms. Plessinger said the detective’s Social Security number doesn’t matter. The number on his concealed weapons permit also doesn’t matter. And, the fact that he’s a cop makes absolutely no difference. “There’s no exemption under Florida law in this process,” she said. “Law enforcement of cers have to go through this process.” Which raises a question about “the process.” If a long-time certi ed law enforcement of cer has this much trouble buying a weapon, what’s going to happen when John Q. Citizen tries to buy one? Ms. Plessinger answered that 95 percent of those who apply are approved within 4 minutes. “But when their name is the same as another name, there’s a process they have to go through,” she added. “If they’re in Florida, it usually takes three to four days. But when we have to get the information from another state it can take three to four weeks. We check Florida and national records.” And, as handed down in new Florida legislation that went into effect July 1, checks now also include an applicant’s mental health background. To the detective, this cumbersome process is simply a form of gun control. “The system should be a little more accurate and less restrictive to law-abiding citizens,” he offered. “I don’t think I should have to go through all this. Everything I provided them is already on record.” When the gun control question was posed to Ms. Plessinger, she replied that the FDLE purchase program “follows laws set down by Florida lawmakers. Gun laws are a mix of federal and state law and there’s nothing in Florida law that will allow an exception.” As far as someone else in the U.S. having the same name, that’s always going to be a problem since the detective’s name is anything but unusual. Mr. Box pointed out that most of the time the application process goes pretty smoothly. When there is a problem, he added, its’s normally with a member of the military who has a restricted le. Those applications can take some time. “I think if they start really going this way and not going with more information, this could affect sales. This could be a problem,” he said. Both Mr. Box and the detective pointed out that there is an appeals process when the application has been denied, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to speed things up. Also, even though the detective has been approved to buy the .44 mag it’s not going to be any easier for him the next time he wants to buy a gun—he’ll have to go through the whole thing again. Every time he wants to buy a gun his application will be agged because there’s someone else, somewhere, who has the same name and a criminal record. The detective can submit all his information and ngerprints again to the FBI. They will do another background check on him and, if they approve the application, he will be given an identi cation number which will allow him to avoid the FDLE background check. “I’ve been told I may be a good candidate for a UPN number—a Unique Personal Number—from the FBI. But, I’m not going through all that,” he said. He also added he knows of no other law enforcement of cer—in the same agency as his, and others—that has had this problem. Ms. Plessinger understands the concerns and complaints of the detective, as well as reputable gun dealers. But, there’s little that can be done. “For FDLE’s part, we try very hard to make the process smooth and easy. We really try to work with rearm dealers to make the process easy,” she said. But for the detective, and other cops who happen to have a common name, the gun-buying process is proving to be anything but smooth and easy. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Free Checking We Believe In You Completely Free Business Checking This free business checking option is convenient and opens up a world of features to your business no matter the size. No Minimum Balance No Monthly Maintenance Fee Free Online Banking with Bill Pay Free Business Debit MasterCard 500 Free Monthly Transaction Items*We Believe In You And Your Business! Tabitha Trent Branch Manager/VP Open A New Business Checking Account & Get up to $125 OFF Standard Checks to get started! *if you deposit more than $10,000 in currency or if more than 500 items process through this account monthly on a regular basis, we may notify you that the account may need to be transferred to CSB’s commercial analysis checking product.2100 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863)763-5573 10 Okeechobee News August 4, 2013 LAWSContinued From Page 1 a comprehensive plan to provide ood and storm damage reduction and other water control bene ts in central and south Florida. The new dike system was completed in the late 1960s and named the Herbert Hoover Dike. The dike system consists of 143 miles of levee with 19 culverts, hurricane gates and other water control structures. The dike was built with gravel, rock, limestone, sand and shell. These natural materials allow water to ow through at times. This is a normal process called seepage. When the water level in the lake is too high, however, the water pressure causes extra seepage that can lead to internal erosion, or piping. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began maximum water releases out of Lake Okeechobee through the Okeechobee Waterway on July 26 due to sustained high water levels n the lake and a continued increase in the rate of rise. Maximum releases will remain in place until further notice. These maximum releases include releases through the Okeechobee Waterway locks to augment the discharge capability of the spillways. As a result, navigation interests may be affected. All of South Florida has experienced above-average rainfall since June 1. The annual wet season so far has brought aboveaverage rainfall throughout the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) 16-county region. District-wide, 19.09 inches of rain fell from the start of June through mid-July, representing 147 percent of average, or 6.07 inches above average. Following several weeks of above-average rainfall — including from Tropical Storm Andrea in early June — water levels are currently at or above scheduled levels in key areas, such as some lakes in the Kissimmee region and the Water Conservation Areas. RAINContinued From Page 1 ASSAULT 7200 block of U.S. 441 N.  2900 block of S.E. 39th Ave.  6000 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  5500 block of S.R. 70 E.  1700 block of N.E. 39th Blvd.BURGLARY 1600 block of N.E. 103rd  36500 block of N.W. 10th Ave.  3300 block of N.W. 26th Ave.  700 block of N.W. 18th Ave.  6600 block of N.W. 30th St.  5300 block of S.E. 65th Ave.  6600 block of S.E. 55th St.  6400 block of S.E. 52nd St.  6600 block of S.E. 56th St.  6400 block of S.E. 55th St.  700 block of N.W. 18th Ave.  8000 block of S.E. 60th Ave.  6600 block of S.E. 51st St.  2100 block of S.E. 22nd Circle  9900 block of N.E. Seventh St.FRAUD 3000 block of S.E. 33rd DriveTHEFT 17900 block of U.S. 441 N.  3300 block of N.W. 26th Ave.  3600 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  3700 block of S.E. 27th St.  4700 block of S.R. 710  1700 block of U.S. 441 N.  1000 block of N.E. 30th Ave. OCSO Investigations

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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 4, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  Eric Diefenbach of Okeechobee shot 149 at the 67th Florida Open Golf Tournament on July 19-20 in Vero Beach. The former Brahman shot 75 at the Quail Valley Golf Club on day one, and 74 in the second round at the Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club and missed the cut. Diefenbach still had a strong tournament overall as he nished tied for 68th at ve over par. Each day had its moments as he had six birdies during the tournament. He was hurt by a double bogey on the 8th hole during the rst round and a double bogey on the third hole in the second round.  OCRA 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 are invited to sign up, ages 5-14 years old. The cost is $80 for football and cheerleaders, $60 for ag football. OCRA also needs coaches who have a good knowledge of football, can work with young people and can pass a background check. They are also looking for team sponsors. For information, call 863634-0515. Sign ups end Aug. 24. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsIt’s early yet, but the Detroit Tigers are happy they drafted Okeechobee’s Jonathan Crawford in the 2013 draft. Crawford is off to a sterling start for the Connecticut Tigers in the New York-Pennsylvania League. He has appeared in seven games and has a 2.20 earned run average over 16 innings pitched. He also has 18 strikeouts. Pitching coach Mark Johnson said Crawford has learned to adjust to professional baseball and he’s impressed with his work ethic and willingness to take advice and learn. “He works hard and I think he’s adapted well. I’m impressed with his attention to detail. He w ants to learn and is open to learning which is a key factor if you want to become the best you can be,” he explained. Johnson knows the pressures that come with being a rst-round draft choice. He was selected by the Houston Astros out of the University of Haw aii back in 1996. Injuries curtailed his career. The Tigers have limited Crawford’s innings to three per start this summer. They note he had a full college season in 2013 and want to make sure he stays healthy and gets through the season. Johnson said Crawford has looked good on the mound and projects to have a nice career. “He’s got a power arm with a power slider and his change-up has good action. He just needs to be consistent and work his way through the minor league system. Then we’ll see what we have,” he added. Johnson said his advice in the off season will be for Crawford to rest his arm and continue to w ork out and improve his physical conditioning. He said the organization will not rush Crawford to the big leagues. “The player moves himself. When he shows he’s above that level the organization will decide to move him up. You can’t really put a time frame on it, how quick or how slow. It depends on how he develops and how they chose to move him forward,” he said. Manager Andrew Graham called Crawford a student of the game who knows a lot about the game. He said he is learning how to be a professional pitcher and getting used to playing ball every day. “He knows how to pitch. He has to learn to use the fast ball more and improve command of it so he can get ahead of the hitters. He has great secondary pitches to put a batter away and he’s going to have a good career,” he explained. Graham said Crawford hasn’t been impacted by large minor league crowds. They did visit Staten Island this month and have a visit coming up in Brooklyn, where crowds will reach 7,000 fans. Graham said at this level of baseball, coaches can have a major impact on players and their skills. He said Crawford has really been willing to learn and listen to the coaching staff. “He just wants to soak in everything you say. At the higher levels coaches just tweak things here and there. At this level you teach the kids how to play professional baseball the way the Detroit Tigers want you to play,” he said. Graham said his main advice for the off season is to work hard on improvement. He said players should run, stretch, lift weights and be ready to win a job when they get to spring training next February. “You want to open up the eyes of coaches that haven’t seen you and that is the way you advance through the minor leagues,” he added. Crawford said he has enjoyed his rst month as a professional in Norwich, Conn. He said the only major change has been the wooden bats and the bus trips. While at the University of Florida the team travelled by airplane. In the minor leagues some bus trips can be long, with the longest this year being eight hours. “It’s a grind but it’s fun. I feel strong and healthy and have really enjoyed this experience so far,” he explained. Crawford said he has not forgotten about his education. His plan is to attend UF in the fall and nish his degree in family youth and community sciences. He also will be allowed to use all of the conditioning facility in Gainesville to improve his pitching skills. Crawford also thanked all of his fans in Okeechobee for their support and interest in his career. Tigers happy with Crawford Special to the Okeechobee News/ Kevin PatakyJonathan Crawford’s “power arm” has impressed coaches with the Connecticut Tigers, who are part of the Detroit Tigers’ minor league system.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Okeechobee News August 4, 2013 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Daniel Bartholomew Wacker, 21, Reservation Road, Okeechobee, was arrested J uly 31 by Detective Rosemary Farless on felony charges of lewd and lascivious battery victim 12-15 years of age (two counts). His bond was set at $50,000.  Stephen Howard Tarbell, 47, S.E. 21st St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 1 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him w ith the felony of grand theft. His bond was set at $2,000.  Werner Nuspl, 65, S.E. 25th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 1 by Deputy Timothy Porter on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of boating under the in uence fourth or subsequent offense. His bond was set at $2,500.  Mendy Marie Fields, 44, S.E. 37th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 1 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (oxycontin) and a misdemeanor charge of carrying a prescription outside its prescribed container. Her bond was set at $5,500.  Robert A. Logan, 61, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 1 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of cocaine and violation of probation possession of a controlled substance/other (two counts). He is being held without bond.  River Maupin, 22, S.W. Martin Highway, Indiantown, was arrested Aug. 1 by DOC’s Joseph Cracchiola on a felony charge of violation of probation grand theft. He is being held without bond.  Christopher Lee Martin, 28, N.E. Ninth Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 1 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance/other and violation of probation driving while license suspended, and the misdemeanors of violation of probation possession of marijuana under 20 grams and violation of probation possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsAn Okeechobee man has been arrested in conjunction with the theft and scrapping of an estimated $25,000 worth of high-end auto parts. David John Harthan, 53, N.W. 90th Lane, was arrested Aug. 1 on felony charges of grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a secondhand metals recycler. Harthan was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bond. He has since been released on bond. An arrest report by Detective Mark Shireman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated the auto parts and a homemade trailer were stolen from the victim’s home in late 2012. Records at a local recycling center show some of the parts and the trailer were sold there on Nov. 21, 2012. The detective’s report indicated he was assigned the case on July 15, 2013. According to the report the stolen auto parts were not only high end, but were unique. Detective Shireman said the victim had collected and cataloged “... an unknown number of high-performance carburetors and eight to 10 sets of ‘fuelie’ heads, referring to semi-hemispherical heads from the 1960s and ’70s.” Also reportedly stolen were valve covers, carburetors, chrome dipstick tubes, transmission covers and cam shafts. The victim later did an inventory of the parts that had apparently been stolen and gured their value to be $25,000. When he checked the records at a local recycling center, Detective Shireman stated he found photos of the victim’s auto parts as well as a transaction ticket from Nov. 21, 2012, where 1,600 pounds of scrap metal had been sold to the center. The report indicated that the victim not only recognized the trailer in the photo, but several other auto parts placed in that trailer. Detective Shireman stated those items were sold for $362.04. “The stolen items were not recovered because they had been destroyed by the secondhand metals recycler,” stated the detective’s report. Detective Shireman indicated his investigation is continuing. Report: ‘Unique’ auto parts stolen, scrapped David Harthan

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. 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 REGIONAL DRIVER Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for a regional Class A company CDL driver with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record. Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! 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 Employment Full Time Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Employment Full Time 107 SW 17thNO PHONE CALLSMUST HAVE: 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 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than 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 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 4, 2013 Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!

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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 Air Conditioners USED A/C UNITS FOR SALE Good condition, many sizes and types available. 467-1545 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 Apartments2bd/1ba Fully Furnished utilities included, w/d pool, tennis court, club house privileges. Linens, dishes. In Kings Bay close to Power Plant, long/short term lease. 863-634-8331 2bdrm/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 ApartmentsOn 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 RentAFFORDABLE new house 3/1/1, fenced yard, W/D, $1050/mo. Large 3/2/2, 22K sq. ft. Jacuzzi tub, DW, $1450/mo. 1st, last & sec (561)723-2226 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 OKEE 2bd/1ba Clean CBS House, furnished, enclosed porch, w/d, large yard storage shed, well water, by 15-B. $750 mo. plus security. Call 786-201-0306 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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 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 Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes 4/2 Stock Sequoia 2,200 sq ft $12K OFF! FOR FREE PHOTOS.... John Lyons at 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details 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 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Campers/RVsWanted 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 NoticeNotice of Meeting Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 3:30 P.M. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, located at the 1728 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact the Planning and Development Department, 1700 N.W. 9th Ave., Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; (863) 763-5548. All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pr oceeding is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial record of the Department. Faye Huffman, Secretary to Board Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board 449516 ON 8/4/2013 NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013 AT 9:00 A.M. AT 17429 NW 242 ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (FIELD OFFICE). A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PRECEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICE BY CALLING (863)763-460 1 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. THE PROPOSED 2013-2014 BUDGET WILL BE PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED. WILLARD M. BYARS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863)763-4601 OR (863)634-3166 449385 ON 8/4/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013 CA 000066 VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee Corporation, P.O. Box 9800 Maryville, TN 37802, Plaintiff, v. CHARLES E. KENNEY,JUDITH G. MILLER, THE UNKNOWN PARTY IN POSSESSION OF 2303 S.E. 30TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974, n/k/a STEVE GALLAGER, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JUDITH G. MILLER YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been led against you in the Circuit Court, County of Okeechobee, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: LOTS 513 AND 514, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SECTION FOURA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1990 SUNR MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER 320280V1396AB. Commonly known as: 2303 S.E. 30TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 You are required to le a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, P.A., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, Florida 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of rst publication, and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 30th day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF COURT BY: Jennifer Rediker Deputy Clerk 449355 ON 8/4,11/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 13000153CAA OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. KENNETH KINSER, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JERRY MCADAMS Whose residence(s) is/are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 Kin Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within 30 days after rst publication of this notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 10, LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-E INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME DESCRIBED AS A 2005 NOBILITY, WITH VIN #N811949A AND VIN #N811949B. PARCEL ID: R 1-34-34-33-0A00-000104000 If you fail to le your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at OKEECHOBEE County this 26th day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Jennifer Rediker Deputy Clerk NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen you ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 449180 ON 8/4,11/2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 14 Okeechobee News August 4, 2013 Public Notice READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

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15 Okeechobee News A ugust 4, 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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