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Friday, August 9, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 95 16.03 feetLast Year: 12.16 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. R o d e o p o p u l a r i n Rodeo popular in S o u t h F l o r i d a South Florida ... INSIDE By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May Thursday announced his plans to go to Tallahassee to appeal the county commission’s plan to cut his budget. The sheriff spoke to the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners at their Aug. 8 meeting in the historic Okeechobee Courthouse. “I just returned yesterday afternoon from a sheriff’s of ce related meeting in Marco Island,” he said. “A lot happened in our county while I was gone. I have turned in a budget to you, but you have given me a number that you think I should operate my department on. That number is $12.8 million, which takes me back to the 2004/2005 budget and in that budget we did not run courthouse security, so you have actually taken me further back than that. “I can tell you in my of ce the mood is ver y somber and my employees cannot understand why, that within the last ve years, they have assisted me in cutting $3.5 million from the sheriff’s of ce budget, when they have done more with less, we have made the sheriff’s of ce Sheriff May to appeal budget cuts Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppDue to heavy rainfall in the Kissimmee River basin, the level of Lake Okeechobee continues to rise W oman accused of having sex with teen ... Page 8 Danny Mullins to coach boys golf team ... Page 15 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Lake Okeechobee continues to rise due to heavy rainfall in the basin. On Thursday, the lake topped 16 feet above sea level, half a foot higher than the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) target schedule for the big lake. ACOE has already increased inspections of the lake’s earthen dike, especially in areas where seepage has been seen during high water events in previous years. When the lake level reaches 16.5 feet—which is expected to happen in less than two weeks—the dike will be inspected daily. Above-average rainfall in the Kissimmee River basin that drains into Lake Okeechobee has meant twice as much water is entering the lake than water managers can move out. The lake level could go up even faster if a tropical storm or hurricane hits. After Tropical Probability of dike failure rises with level of the Big O By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Local detectives Thursday were in Fort Lauderdale interviewing a male suspect in connection with the alleged murder of a man, who was left to die in the street. Michael Exantus, 27, N.E. 13th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested in Broward County and was being held without bond in the Broward County Jail for his alleged connection in the June 15 shooting death o f Antoine McQueen Hill, 28. Detectives Bryan Lowe and Ted Van Deman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), were in Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 9 and were interviewing Exantus following his arrest on an Okeechobee Count y warrant. Exantus was charged with rst degree murder with a rearm. OCSO Public Information Of cer Michele Bell said Detective Lowe, the lead investigator on the case, got the warrant on Friday, Aug. 2. The warrant was signed by Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer. Mrs. Bell went on to say that no information is being released as to a possible motive and that investigators “... have not found any weapon.” Information on ho w Murder suspect is in custodySee MURDER — Page 2 See LAKE — Page 2 See BUDGET — Page 2

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Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 88F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Extended ForecastSaturday : Partly cloudy with a chance o f a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High o f 88F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Saturday Night : Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Sunday: Clear. High of 88F with a heat index of 97F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night : Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Monday : Partly cloudy. High of 88F with a heat index of 93F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Monday Night : Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 2 Okeechobee News August 9, 2013 Hill and Exantus knew each other also has not been released. Hill, also of Broward County, was found lying on the roadway in the 1400 block of N.E. Seventh Street around 9:42 p.m. by a resident of the Douglas Park Subdivision. Hill died at the scene, indicated OCSO reports. An autopsy by the District 19 Medical Examiner’s Of ce in Fort Pierce indicated the man had been shot “multiple times.” But that exact number has not been released. On July 2, Detective Lowe arrested 48y ear-old Bruce Lamar Wright, N.W. 34th St., on a felony charge of tampering with evidence. Wright was arrested for allegedly removing something from Hill’s body prior to the arrival of law enforcement. Wright was apparently identi ed by several bystanders. Wright has not been charged in connection with Hill’s death. “There is no doubt that some citizens in the area have information that can help us greatly,” said Sheriff Paul May in a press release. “Please call the sheriff’s of ce or the tip number if you have any information about this incident. If you prefer to stay anonymous, we understand and will honor your wishes.” When asked, Mrs. Bell said Exantus will be returned to the Okeechobee County Jail, but it was not known as of Thursday afternoon just when he would be returned. A grand jury will be empaneled to hear the state’s case against Exantus. Under Florida law only a grand jury can of cially charge someone with rst degree murder, which is a capital offense. It was not known as of newspaper deadline when a grand jury would hear this case. Mrs. Bell said despite the arrest of Exantus this case remains open and under investigation. If anyone has any information on this case, they are asked to call the sheriff’s ofce at 863-763-3117, or the tip line at 863357-5333. MURDERContinued From Page 1 budget work and kept Okeechobee County a safe environment to live in. “They wonder why you now are cutting them well over $2 million and they know the only way we can do this is by laying off approximately 45 people and they know better than anyone else what that is going to do to the safety of people of this county. “My employees have no reason to smile but there are some people in Okeechobee County who are smiling at this budget. That is the drug dealers, the gang members and thieves that are smiling from ear to ear, because they see how much easier they can do what they do and get away with it. “I will appeal this budget to the governor and cabinet in Tallahassee,” said the sheriff. During the board member discussion period at the end of the meeting, the commissioners agreed to try one more time to work on the budget with the sheriff. “I guess we will need to make some kind of preparation to go to Tallahassee,” said Commissioner Ray Domer. Commission Chairman Frank Irby said nancial conditions have put the county in a tough spot. “It’s not just this year,” he said. “We looked at the economic projections over three to ve years. It’s just getting worse.” “We only have so much money,” said Commissioner Margaret Garrard Helton. County Attorney John Cassels suggested the board invite the Sheriff to make a more detailed presentation on his proposed budget at a hearing open to the public. “It’s his budget, maybe he should come up and explain it to you in a public meeting and bring his budget people with him,” said Mr. Cassels. “Maybe that is a step that needs to be done for your information and for the public’s information.” Mrs. Chartier said they could invite the sheriff to do that at the budget hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. Commissioner Domer said it has been a tough budget year for everyone. “I have dreaded it,” he said. “This budget year will probably change how we do budgets.” Sheriff May was not present at the end o f the meeting when this was discussed. When contacted by this newspaper he responded, “If I am invited to explain the budget, I will gladly go.” At the Wednesday, Aug. 7, budget hearing, Mrs. Chartier said in recent years, revenues from property taxes have declined due to falling property values. Land ll host fees have also declined, due to a decrease in construction as well as an increase in competition from other land lls in the region. The sheriff’s requested budget for the sheriff’s department and the jail for 20132014 is $15,344,597. The county budget discussed at the budget hearing only allows $12,887,094. The next budget hearing will be on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. Budget adoption meetings will be Sept. 12 and Sept. 26, at 5:30 p.m. BUDGETContinued From Page 1 Storm Faye hit the state in 2008, the level of Lake Okeechobee rose more than 2 feet in 10 days. Should the lake top 18 feet, chances that the dike will fail increase drastically. At 16 feet, the chance of dike breach is about 5 percent, according to the Army Corps of Engineers studies. At 18 feet, the probability of dike failure is 45 percent. Should the dike reach 20 feet, a dike breach is expected. The Herbert Hoover Dike is ranked as one of the most high-risk dikes in the United States. Should the dike fail, there could be catastrophic ooding in the areas south of the lake, where some lake side areas are only 11 to 12 feet above sea level. More rainfall is expected. The hurricane season began June 1 usually peaks in August and September. Four tropical storms have formed so far this season, and forecasters predict 13 to 20 named storms. “What we’re doing now is preparing for the next event,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Greco, A COE Jacksonville District deputy commander for South Florida in a Wednesday press conference, “We still have several months left in the wet season. We still have not reached the peak of the hurricane season,” Lt. Col. Greco said. “We’re taking that very seriously.” Seepage of water through the dike has been reported when the dike reached 18 feet in 1995 and in 2004. In 2005, Hurricane Wilma caused damage to the dike near Pahokee where an old dike repair job reportedly failed. Since then, the ACOE has made repairs to the dike, including a retaining wall in the most vulnerable area between Port Mayacca and Belle Glade. The release of water into the Caloosahatchee River and the St. Lucie Canal have brought protests from coastal residents over the damage to the coastal estuaries. The recent development of an algal bloom in the St. Lucie Estuary has highlighted the complexity and unique challenges these ecosystems present. South Florida Water Management District meteorologists report the wettest April through July period on record in South Florida since 1932. According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the heavy in ux of fresh water into the St. Lucie basin at this time of year is a primary reason for the type of bloom currently occurring over a signi cant segment of the estuary. LAKEContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee Forecast

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County budget How come every time the county has t o look into something, they have to hire a c onsultant before they do a thing? Seems to me, if you’re going to build another building that everyone agrees we do not need, y ou would hire a contractor. You don’t need a consultant. A canopy that costs $150,000 dollars of our tax money? Really? I tell you w hat. Start having your meeting when people of this county can show up and voice t heir opinions, face to face. Not at 9:30 a.m. on a Tuesday when people who do work c annot make it.Drug testing at schools If parents spent more time looking after their children and raising them to be respectable students and keep them off the s treets and out of the drugs then this could b e money to pay the teachers better and s upply needy students with things they need for school.  Do I believe its going to stop kids from using drugs and alcohol? No. But when a student fails a drug test, maybe some of these parents that refuse to believe their child has a drug problem will open their eyes and get t hese kids the help that they need.  Teens who come to school hungover or high are a distraction to the kids who are at school to learn. As a parent, I would prefer that these distractions are temporarily removed so the teacher can focus more of t heir time to the kids who really need it.  It’s a reality check. It makes it safer for t he kids who wants to live right.School grades If you want to improve education, start at home. Children whose parents put emphasis on the value of education and assist w ith learning, are more likely to achieve exc ellence and refrain from engaging in delinquent and criminal acts.  Get rid of FCAT and go back to teaching. My kids cannot even tell time unless it is digital.  Most of the best teachers are at Charter Schools. My son will be in rst grade and is very smart but we had bully issues. I am a parent who is involved in my child’s education but when he doesn’t feel safe to be in class that’s a problem. My son gets called names and the fact that he has blonde hair blue eyes and I am Spanish. He gets teased about that. Children learn that from where? “At home.” We are losing a battle we have no control of what happens in the classrooms. When I tried to visit him at school, I was not allowed to. I taught my son we are equal no matter what we look like.  The problems in the schools go back to the breakdown of the family. There are too many children being raised by single parents who just don’t have the time or energy to teach the kids how to behave. Many of these parents are still kids themselves. They are not ready for the responsibility of raising a child. There are also too many spoiled children who turn into bullies and make school miserable for other kids. If there is no discipline at home, how can the teachers be expected to maintain order in a classroom?  Home school is the answer for us.  I am a parent as well and do see both sides. One test should not determine how well a school performs. A good teacher busts their behind to do all they can to help their students only to get stereotyped as a “bad teacher” because of FCAT grades. Some teachers are playing the role of a parent at times. They buy clothes, food, school supplies for students whose parents do not provide the items. Teachers are working even when school is out on vacation. Everyone complaining about teachers should volunteer in the classroom.  When I was in school I don’t remember having homework like kids do now and these days. So many parents both have to work to make a living, it’s hard to go home from work cook, clean and teach our kid. I know there are some good teachers out there but I also know there are some just wanting a pay check.  As parents we need to have the responsibility of making sure our children have their homework done and are taught study skills that will help them learn and retain the information they are being taught. Too many parents expect the teachers to do it all. If you do have a problem with the teacher, do something about it instead of just complain. August 9, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! 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By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee NewsThe Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners Thursday approved a zoning change request for a Southwest 19th Avenue property from single-family residential to commercial. Roy and Julia Reno requested the zoning change for their property at 84 S.W. 19th Ave. The Okeechobee County Planning Board recommended approval of the zoning change. As a condition of the special exception, road testing of motorcycles is limited to the north of the property since the area south of the area is residential. Commissioner Bryant Culpepper said he visited the property and noted there is a new noise abatement fence. “It won’t look like the run of the mill shop,” said Mr. Reno. “I think it will enhance the neighborhood. I plan on doing the work inside. It’s just something to do for retirement. I will retire in a year and a half and this will give me something to do that I enjoy doing. “I enjoy riding and so do a lot of other people,” he said. He said since he will work inside and because he has installed a new fence, the noise factor should not be a problem. “I own two motorcycles and I work on them myself. Now and then you might ‘rev’ them up but it’s not something you do on a regular basis or all day long,” he said. The rest of the block is commercial. The property to the south is residential. Commissioner Joey Hoover said that area has been in commercial use for a long time. “I remember a daycare being there in the early 70s and they probably had 50 cars coming and going during the day,” Mr. Hoover said. “I can recall the kids playing in the yard and yelling and screaming too. “That has been a high intense use area for many years,” he commented. “I don’t think traf c is the issue. I think noise is,” said Commissioner Ray Domer. He agreed with Mr. Hoover that since the rest of the block is commercial, it would not make sense to keep residential zoning for one property. “I have been pushing to move the commercial corridor back. I don’t think that one narrow strip is what you need to attract business,” he said. “I hope you will do what you can to be a good neighbor,” he said to Mr. Reno. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. 9TH Thurs., Aug. 15THFor 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: “PLANES”Fri., 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed.& Thurs., 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “WE’RE THE MILLERS”Fri., 7:00 & 9:00 Sat., Sun., Tues, Wed., & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG PG R 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 9, 2013 At the Visiting Nurse Association’s Inaugural Charity Sporting Clay Shoot, you don’t have to be a good shot to still do a good deed for people in need. The event benefits the medical nonprofit’s foundation—which over the past 26 years has provided more than $1.5 million in lifesaving healthcare to the indigent. The Sporting Clay Shoot begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 7 at Quail Creek Plantation, 12399 Northeast 224th St., Okeechobee. Funds from the foundation serve a variety of community needs, including covering medicine costs for people struggling nancially, providing equipment to severely disabled children at Challenger School in Stuart, building wheelchair ramps in the homes of indigent and disabled patients and fueling the Florence Nightingale Express. The 38-foot-long, medically staffed, fully equipped mobile medical clinic provides free exams, checkups and treatments to needy and homeless individuals and families in blighted, remote and desolate areas. During the shoot, participants will re away at sporting clays manually launched by Quail Creek employees from multiple platforms positioned throughout the woodland grounds’ winding trails. One shooter is $160 and a foursome is $600. Both levels include meals (light breakfast and lunch), golf cart usage, ammo, and participation in the team photo. Sponsors include, among others lead sponsor Seacoast National Bank as well as Dunn Capital Management, Crary Buchanan, Ross & Earle Law Firm, Denis Farrar with New York Life, NorthernTrust Bank, Gulfstream Business Bank, wealth management rm Neuberger Berman and philanthropist Bobbie Trimble. Additional sponsorship opportunities remain. Tickets include a light breakfast and a hearty country lunch. Purchase your ticket by contacting Jennifer Crow at 772-286-1844, extension 1040 or jennifer.crow@vna orida. org. Zoning approved for motorcycle repair shop V NA to hosts fundraiser

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Barbara C. MainOKEECHOBEE — Barbara C. Main passed away Aug. 6, 2013 at Hamrick House in Okeechobee. She was born on May 26, 1927 in Tipton County, Ind. She lived in Okeechobee for the past 30 years. She retired from Ball State University, in Muncie, Ind., as a cook. Then she worked at U-Save in Okeechobee as a baker. She was preceded in death by her parents Lem and Nora (Edgell) Swift; her rst husband, Elmer Main; and her third husband, Clarence A “Bud” Cook. One grandson, Derek Reynolds; one stepgrandson John A “Buddy” Goforth; and two brothers, Bill Swift and Gene Swift. She is survived by her son and daughter in law and step daughter, Ron and Linda (Cook) Main; her daughter and son in law, Kathy (Main) andNed Reynolds; her son and daughter in law, Don and Tonya (Stevens) Main. Two stepdaughters, Nancy (Cook) Nolan and Monna (Cook) Goforth; her grandchildren, Angelia (Main) and Neil Anderson, Ben and Glenda (Franklin) Reynolds, Chris and Kirsten (Hannawald) Main, Andy and Michelle (Davis) Reynolds, Christina (Main) and Jesse Beaty, and Brad Main. Two step grandchildren Stacie Goforth and Melissa (Nolan) & RC Thorne; ve great grandchildren; and six step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and great nephews; and several great great nieces and great-great-nephews. Services will be held at Gant Funeral Home in Yorktown, IN.Dolores E. Bowen, 82OKEECHOBEE — Dolores E. Bowen ended her courageous battle with leukemia Tuesday, A ug 6, 2013, at the Abbiejean Russell Care Center in Ft. Pierce. Dolores had been a resident of Okeechobee since the early 1980’s and spent some time w ith family in Texas in recent years. She was the family matriarch and enjoyed music, dancing and shopping. She was an avid Elv is fan. Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, John William Bowen; and sons, John and J ack Wayne Bowen. She is survived her daughters, Cathy (Ray) Clav eria of Corpus Christi, Tx., Vickie Chapman of Okeechobee; grandsons, Michael (Christina) Hans of Port St. Lucie, Chris (Jaimie) Hans of Okeechobee, Justin Bowen of Maine, Scott and Brian Bowen, both of Port St. Lucie; granddaughters, Renee and Shellie, Sherrie and Kellie Chapman, both of Okeechobee, Ashley Bowen of Maine, Heather Bowen of Port St. Lucie; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held today, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may leave condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com All arrangements are under the direction and care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla. Larry Dale McWhorter, 58OKEECHOBEE — Larry Dale McWhorter passed away Aug. 5, 2013 in Birmingham, Ala. He was born Oct. 21, 1954 in Okeechobee to B.C. “Jack” and Virginia McWhorter. He married Patricia McWhorter in July of 1976. He was a member of Oakview Baptist Church and he enjoyed shing, hunting and lobstering. Larry is survived by his wife of 37 years, Patricia McWhorter; two sons, Chad and Lance; brother, Donnie McWhorter all of Okeechobee; granddaughter, Aubrie McWhorter; parents, B.C. and Virginia McWhorter; brother-in-law, Dean Mobley (Anne) of Atlanta, Georgia; and many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at Oakview Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Brother Joe Bishop of ciating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. 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! Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News August 9, 2013 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Eagles to host dinnerEagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will host a dinner on Friday, Aug. 9 with your choice of steaks or sh from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with music by Wayne Purvis. On Saturday, Aug. 10, card bingo is at 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Aug. 13, bingo is at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, Aug. 14, bingo is at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund.Eagles serving steak dinnerCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will be serving a dinner choice of ribeye steak, shrimp or sh starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 Entertainment will be by Phil Eddings. On Saturday, Aug. 10, chicken tenders by Ken and Fran will be served. Entertainment will be by Carl Cable. Also on Tuesday, Aug. 13, is the weekly dart tournament with hamburgers being served. The public is welcome. Tuesday’s proceeds go to KOA Kid Care Cancer Research, and the rest go to community and national charity funds. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Goodwill re-opening is Aug. 9On Friday, Aug. 9 the Chamber will host the grand re-opening of the Okeechobee Goodwill store located at 3278 U.S. 441 S. in the Winn-Dixie Plaza beginning at 9 a.m. Light refreshments will be offered, and the CEO of the Goodwill stores will be present. We invite you to attend and participate in this event. Additionally, anyone coming to the store during the grand re-opening period will receive a prize giveaway ticket to win a complete computer system. That drawing will be held Aug. 12.Michael Paul to play locallyMichael Paul, will here in August and will play a free solo show. He will play at The Shanty (KOA) on Aug. 9 from 6 10 p.m. For information, go to www.facebook.com/michaelpaulsmusic; or, call 561-385-0971.RC Club to hold meetingThe rst meeting of the Okeechobee RC Car Club will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. and open to anyone interested in remote controlled cars or trucks. The meeting will be held at Big Lake hobbies located at 114 S.W. 10th St. in Okeechobee. If you have an RC car or truck you can bring it along, we will be running after the meeting. For information, call Joe Papasso 561-252-0916.Moose hosts pool tournamentOkeechobee Moose Lodge 1753, located at 159 N.W. 36th St., on Sunday, Aug. 11 will host a mixed pool tournament at 2 p.m. On Monday, Aug. 12, ve-card bingo starts at 6 p.m. In the social quarters every Wednesday is comedy night starting at 5 p.m. Come tell your favorite jokes and enjoy 50-cent hot dogs. On Thursday, Aug. 15 bingo starts at 1 p.m. On Friday, Aug. 16, bingo starts with bonanza at 6:30 p.m. Daily lunch specials are $2.50, and serving starts at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds go to support Moose charities programs.VFW hosts meetingsThe Big Lake VFW Post 10539 post meeting and ladies Auxiliary meeting will be Sunday, Aug. 11, at noon. Steak shoot and bingo will be at 2 p.m. August meltdown will be held Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. The district meeting will be held Aug. 31 at the post at 10 a.m. For information, call 863-763-2308.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunda y night bingo on Aug. 11 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. Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News 8 Okeechobee News August 9, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee woman is being held on bond in the Glades County Jail after her arrest for allegedly having sexual relations with a young boy. Jennifer Marie Eastman, 34, U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Aug. 1 on a felony charge of lewd and lascivious battery on a person 1216 years of age. She is being held on $50,000 bond. An arrest report by Detective Sergeant Steve Harris, of the Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce (GCSO), indicates the alleged abuse occurred this spring. According to the detective’s report the woman was well aware of the victim’s age. “I asked the victim i f Jennifer ever told him not to talk about having sex with her and he told me they both knew it was against the law due to his age,” stated Sgt. Harris. Eastman was arrested in Okeechobee on a Glades County warrant by Deput y Leland Schoonmaker from the Okeechobee Count y Sheriff’s Of ce. The detective’s report also indicated that GCSO Deputy Richard Ermeri handled the initial complaint in this case. Woman charged with having sex with teen Jennifer Eastman 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. Saturday, Aug. 31 – Labor Day Festival in Park, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) c harges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police D epartment (OCPD), the Florida Highway P atrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Dep artment of Corrections (DOC).  Sheldon Andre Lewis, 27, N.W. 31st Ave., Miami, was arrested Aug. 6 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Osceola County warrant charging him with the felonies of burglary, grand theft and possession of burglary tools. His bond w as set at $7,500.  Cheryl Lynn Wheeler, 39, N.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 6 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation leaving the scene of an accident w ith injury and the misdemeanor of violation of probation driving under the in uence-passenger under 18-second offense. She is being held without bond.  Megan Nicole Potter, 24, N.W. 37th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 6 by Deputy Megan Holroyd on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a minor. She is being held without bond.  Curtis Daniel Gordineer, 25, Vero Beach, w as arrested Aug. 6 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on DOC warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker, violation of probation grand theft and violation of probation criminal mischief. He is being held w ithout bond.  Jose Sanchez, 62, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 6 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the misdemeanors of driving under the in uence with priors and refusing to submit to a breath/blood/urine test. His bond was set at $3,000.  Christy Neecole Bryant, 36, N. Coconut Road, Pahokee, was arrested Aug. 6 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on a DOC warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation driving while license suspended and violation of probation retaliation against a witness. She is being held without bond.  Deirdre Lee Head, 40, S.E. 57th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 7 by Deputy Cari Arnold on Okeechobee County warrants charging her with the felonies of fraudulent attempt to obtain duplicate prescription for a controlled substance (three counts). Her bond was set at $7,500.  Robert Michael Campbell, 51, N.W. Third Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 7 by Deputy Brian Cross on a felony charge of assault on a law enforcement of cer and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly intoxication. His bond was set at $5,500.  William Joseph Keenan Jr., 36, Solar Drive, Holiday, was arrested Aug. 7 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation grand theft. 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

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1 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions August 2013 South Florida offers plenty of rodeo actionSouth Florida’s pioneers brought cattle ranching to the area, and with it, the cowboy skills required for rodeo. Continuing that pioneer spirit, rodeo still thrives in Florida.Rodeo fans nd plenty of rodeos to choose from, including junior events for the youngest rodeo competitors, high school rodeo athletes hoping for college scholarships, working cowboys competing in ranch rodeos and full-time professional rodeo cowboys earning points for national championships in PRCA events. Mexican rodeo, more a social event than a sport, has also found a home in South Florida. All of the rodeos encourage the fans to make a lot of noise and h ave fun.Ranch RodeoRanch rodeos, which h ave become more popular in recent years, attract w orking cowboys who work on South Florida ranches. The events in a ranch rodeo are based on the actual skills the cowboys use to work cattle. Unlike PRCA events, ranch rodeo is a team sport. Just as the cowboys work together on a ranch, they work together and help each other in the arena events. Another di erence is the equipment used. While PRCA cowboys use special rodeo saddles and equipment, those in ranch rodeos use the same equipment and tack that the cowboy uses in everyday work. In addition to events such as calf roping and bronc riding, events in a ranch rodeo may include team doctoring, team sorting, wild cow milking, calf branding, relay race, double mugging and colt riding (sometimes called the wild horse ranch.) In these events, the team works together to perform a task similar to those done on ranches. There are a few di erences. The “brand” in the rodeo is covered with chalk or paint. “Doctoring” is indicated by dabbing a bit of paint on a cow to indicate giving it medicine. Ranch rodeo rules vary from state to state and even from rodeo to rodeo according to Dusty Holley, Florida Cattlemen’s Association director of eld serv ices. For those new to the sport, the announcer explains the rules to the spectators as the rodeo unfolds. Bronc riding is similar to that seen in other rodeos, but closer to what actually happens on a ranch when a horse decides to start bucking. For colt riding, instead of starting with a bronc in a chute, a haltered horse is in the arena, held by one member of the team while the others attempt to saddle it and then one team member must mount the horse and ride it to the end of the arena. This is no easy task and it is not unusual for this event to have no succ essful rides. This event is also sometimes called the wild horse race. In the double-mugging event, one person will rope a yearling calf and other team members will help take the yearling to the ground and secure the animal with rope.PRCAAccording to the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association (PRCA), legend has it that American rodeo was born on July 4, 1869 when two groups of cowboys from neighboring ranches met in Deer Trail, Colo., to settle an argument over who was the best at performing everyday ranching tasks. That competition is considered to be the rst rodeo which evolved into rodeo as we know it today. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) was created almost by accident in 1936 when a group of cowboys walked out of a rodeo at the Boston Gardens to protest the actions of rodeo promoter W.T. Johnson, who refused to add the cowboys’ entry fees to the rodeo’s total purse. The promoter nally g ave in to the cowboys’ demands, and the successful “strike’’ led to the formation of the Cowboys’ Turtle Association. The cowboys chose that name because, while they were slow to organize, when push nally came to shove, they weren’t afraid to stick their necks out to get what they wanted. In 1945, the Turtles changed their name to the Rodeo Cowboys Association, and in 1975, the organization became the PRCA. Florida High School Rodeo & Junior High School RodeoThe Florida High School Rodeo Association hosts competitions for rodeo teams from Florida High Schools. Rodeo contestants travel around the state competing in a series of high schools earning points toward their state rankings. The top 15 in each event competes in the state nals, and the top four nishers in each event at the state level go on to compete in the National High School Rodeo Finals. Contestants must be enrolled in high school and be in good standing. Report cards must be turned in every nine weeks. The Florida Junior High School Rodeo Association is a division of the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. The top 20 in each event at the end of the season move on to compete a t the Florida State Finals. The top four in each event after state nals then h ave the option of moving on to compete at the national nals. For current rodeo schedules go online to http:// sra.homestead.com.Professional Bull RidingThe rules are simple: Place a wir y cowboy on the back of a hulking, snorting temperamental 2,000 pound bull and see if he can stay on for an eternal eight seconds ... with one hand strapped to the bull. Headquartered in Colorado, the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. was created in 1992 when a group of bull riders broke away from the traditional rodeo scene seeking mainstream attention for the sport of professional bull riding. They felt that, as the most popular even t at a rodeo, bull riding deserved to be in the limelight and could easily stand alone. More than 1,200 bull riders from the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico hold PBR memberships. The y compete in more than 300 bull riding events per year on either the elite tour, the Touring Pro Division, or the PBR International circuits. The ultimate goal for PBR athletes each year is to qualif y for the prestigious PBR World Finals in Las Vegas where the coveted title of PB R World Champion is decided.Mexican rodeoMexican rodeos or charreadas include some familiar rodeo events, such as bull riding (although instead of riding fo r eight seconds, the contestant tries to stay on until the bull stops bucking), and some events that are not seen in traditional rodeos in the U.S. such as tric k riding. Mexican rodeos are also known for colorful traditional costumes and pageantry. Music plays a big part in Mexican rodeos, which are as much a social gathering as a sporting event.

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2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions August 2013 A Special Invitation Help Us Celebrate The I n t e r n a t i o n a l D a y o f C h o c o l a t e September 13, 2013 O k e e c h o b e e ’ s F i r s t C h o c o l a t e a n d W i n e C e l e b r a t i o n Please join us by setting up a chocolate or wine tasting table at the first of its kind Chocolate and Wine Celebration hosted by the Rotary Club of Okeechobee. The adult oriented event will offer several tasting tables of unique, unusual or gourmet chocolates and/or wine, entertainment, dancing and prizes. Vendors are suggested to provide a raffle prize offered at their table and can provide additional information about your business or organization. This is a great way to outreach to prospective customers or members. There is no cost to be a vendor, however, all chocolates and/or wine offerings and raffle prizes at your tasting table must be provided by you. Expected attendance is between 150-200 people. The event is currently scheduled to last 3 hours with entertainment, dancing and prizes. All proceeds from this event will benefit local education and community programs supported by the Rotary Club of Okeechobee. Vendor tasting tables are limited so please respond before August 15, 2013. Sincerely, T h e R o t a r y C l u b o f O k e e c h o b e e Service Above Self Please return this form to any Rotarian or drop o at CenterState Bank.Contact Denise at 863-697-1468 or Tabitha at 863-763-5573 for further Information Sout h Flori d a Ro d eo Calen d arThere’s plenty of rodeo action within driving distance of communities in the Lake Okeechobee area. Rodeos range from kids trying their skills in youth competitions to professional rodeo riders competing for prize money and points toward national championships at events sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.Area rodeo venues:• The Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center is often the venue for horse shows, barrel racing competitions and Mexican rodeos. To check the current schedule, go to co.okeechobee. .us/Agri-Civic. The A gri-Civic Center hosts recreational riding on the rst Tuesday of each month from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and barrel racing practice on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. • Florida High School Rodeos are scheduled throughout the school year at arenas throughout the state. Last year two high school rodeos were held in Okeechobee. The schedule the for 20132014 school year should be posted shortly after the school year starts at http:// sra.homestead.com/. • The Fred Smith Arena on Brighton Seminole Reservation, on Harney Pond Road, o State Road 721 in Glades County, hosts Extreme Bull Riding, Barrel Racing and other rodeo and horsemanship events. For a current schedule, go online to www.rezrodeo.com. • The Junior Cypress Entertainment Complex on Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation is a state-of-the-art facility with a newly-renovated rodeo arena. Rodeos and other events are scheduled throughout the year. The facility is only 18 miles north of I-75 between Naples and Fort Lauderdale. For more information, online go to jrcarena.com or call 863-983-8923. • Gethsemane Ranch, 22845 S.W. Martin Highway in Okeechobee hosts rodeo events. For more information, call 772-597-0380. • The Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena on U.S. Highway 441 N. hosts rodeos in March and September. For more information online, go to www.okeechobeecattlemensassociation.com.Events on the calendar for the coming year include:AUGUST • The Brighton Seminole Fred Smith Arena hosts barrel racing practice on Mondays, from 6 to 9 p.m. On Tuesdays, the arena hosts team roping practice from 7 to 9 p.m. Charge for most practices is $15 For a current schedule, go online to www.rezrodeo.com. The arena is o State Road 721 on Brighton Seminole Reservation in Glades County. For information online, go to www.rezrodeo. com. • The Ocala Shrine Rodeo is planned for Aug. 30-31 at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2200 N.E. Jacksonville Rd. (CR 200A), in Ocala. For more information online, go to http://www.ocalarodeo.com. • A Kids Summer Rodeo Series Event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10:30 a.m. at the Junior Cypress Entertainment Complex on Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. The facility is only 18 miles north of I-75 between Naples and Fort Lauderdale. For more information, online go to jrcarena.com or call 863983-8923. • Brighton Seminole Reservation’s Fred Smith Arena will host a Ranch Rodeo Friday, Aug. 23, and Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Teams from these rodeos will also compete in the Labor Day weekend rodeo in Okeechobee. SEPTEMBER • The 2013 Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Labor Day Rodeos will be ranch rodeos with teams competing on Saturday, Aug. 31, Sunday, Sept. 1, and on Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day). Rodeo nals will be held including top ten teams overall from the Okeechobee and Brighton rodeos. Rodeos will be held at the old Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena on U.S. Highway 441 North. Rodeos will start at 2:30 p.m. • On Sept. 21 the Arcadia Rodeo Arena, 124 Heard Street (right o of U.S. Highway 17) in Arcadia, will host a Youth Rodeo. It starts at 10 a.m. For more information, go to http://www.arcadiarodeo. com. • The 2013 Statewide Ranch Rodeo Competition and Cowboy Heritage Festival will be held Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Silver Spurs Aren a at Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spu r Lane in Kissimmee. Rodeo action begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. In addition, the Cowboy Heritage Festival o ers crafts, cowboy artwork storytelling, bee f cook-o whip cracking and more from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, contact the Florida Cattlemen’s Association at 407-846-6221. OCTOBER • Youth Rodeo will be held Oct. 19 at the Arcadia rodeo arena, 124 Heard Street (right o of U.S. Highway 17) and starts at 10 a.m. For more information, go to http://www.arcadiarodeo.com. • A PRCA/WPRA Rodeo will be held a t the Timer Powers Park in Indiantown on Saturday, Oct. 26. Gates open at 5 p.m. Timer Powers Park is located at 20652 S.W. Citrus Boulevard, Indiantown. Fo r more information, call 772-597-2184.

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3 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions August 2013 Win a 2013 C h evy Malibu at Seminole Casino Brighton on Aug. 31BRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION—Get in the right state of mind this August, a winning state of mind, a Malibu state of mind. Now’s your chance to win the dynamic and fuel e cient 2013 Chevy Malibu! Earn entries all month with your play at Seminole Casino Brighton. The drawing will take place on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 p.m. You will want to make 11 your lucky number on Saturday, Aug. 24. We will be awarding 11 lucky winners with $100 cash. Set your watch for 11 a.m. on Aug. 24 to see if you’re a winner. How good are your guessing skills? Try them out at Seminole Hi Lo. On Aug. 11 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., ve lucky winners will h ave the opportunity to win up to $500 in Free Play. Draw a card and guess if the next card will be Hi or Lo. Make sure to have your Player’s Club card inserted into your favorite machine for your chance to play! We are kicking o the work week with Cases of Cash on Monday, Aug. 19, by letting ve, lucky winners pick out a briefcase. Instead of work supplies, the case will be lled with up to $2,500. Join us from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to see if you’ll receive a cash lled case! You never wanted to be picked last on the playground, but you do during our Progressive Drawings on Saturdays, Aug. 10 and Aug. 17. We will announce the winners every two hours from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Be sure to pay extra close attention to the time and h ave your eyes on the dra wing board because if the money isn’t collected w ithin three minutes it will roll over into the next drawing. The last winner could go home with $2,500. Please contact the casino or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com for information on bus transportation and group packages. See the Player’s Club for promotion details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Player’s Club member to participate. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.About Seminole Casino BrightonSeminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000-square-foot casino with 419 slot and gaming machines, live action blackjack e-tables, a six-table poker room, and high-stakes bingo action, and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere, and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located in the Brighton Indian Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road (State Road 721), in Glades County, 34974. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com.

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4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions August 2013 PERFORMING A RTSPlays, concerts and more... O k e e c h o b e e C o m m u n i t y T h e a t r e Okeechobee Community Theatre O K E E C H O B E E — T h e O k e e c h o b e e C o m m u n i t y T h e a t r e w i l l h o l d o p e n OKEECHOBEE—The Okeechobee Community Theatre will hold open a u d i t i o n s f o r r o l e s i n i t s r s t t w o s h o w s o f t h e s e a s o n o n A u g u s t 2 6 a n d auditions for roles in its rst two shows of the season on August 26 and 2 7 a t 7 p m a t t h e O k e e c h o b e e F r e s h m a n C a m p u s A u d i t o r i u m o n e b l o c k 27 at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Auditorium, one block w e s t o f G o l d e n C o r r a l R e s t a u r a n t T h e s h o w s a r e t h e T o n y a w a r d w i n n i n g west of Golden Corral Restaurant. The shows are the Tony award-winning c o m e d y m u s i c a l “ T h e D r o w s y C h a p e r o n e ” s c h e d u l e d f o r p e r f o r m a n c e i n comedy-musical “The Drowsy Chaperone,” scheduled for performance in N o v e m b e r a n d t h e h o l i d a y r a d i o p l a y “ I t ’ s a W o n d e r f u l L i f e ” t o b e p r e November, and the holiday radio play, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” to be pres e n t e d i n D e c e m b e r P a r t i c i p a n t s m a y t r y o u t f o r e i t h e r o r b o t h s h o w s a t sented in December. Participants may try out for either or both shows at t h e s e s s i o n s T h e r e a r e r o l e s a v a i l a b l e f o r t e n o r m o r e a d u l t m a l e s a n d t w o the sessions. There are roles available for ten or more adult males and two t o f o u r y o u n g m e n f r o m e a r l y t o l a t e t e e n s F e m a l e r o l e s i n c l u d e a t l e a s t to four young men from early to late teens. Female roles include at least s e v e n a d u l t s a n d t w o y o u n g l a d i e s f r o m e a r l y t o l a t e t e e n s F o r i n f o r m a t i o n seven adults and two young ladies from early to late teens. For information o n a u d i t i o n p r o c e d u r e s c a l l 8 6 3 7 6 3 1 3 0 7 o r v i s i t w w w o k e e c h o b e e c o m on audition procedures, call 863-763-1307, or visit www.okeechobeecomm u n i t y t h e a t r e c o m munitytheatre.com. J a z z M a r k e t J a z z J a m s Jazz Market, Jazz JamsFORT PIERCE—The Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society hosts a Jazz Market in historic downtown Fort Pierce on the waterfront of Indian River every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Every Tuesday, the Sunrise Theatre at the Black Box, 1117 South Second St. in For t Pierce, features Jazz Jams from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Jazz Jams are every othe r Wednesday at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. F o l k a n d B l u e g r a s s c o n c e r t Folk and Bluegrass concertJOHN D. MACARTHUR BEACH STATE PARK—Willie Allen and Jerry Axelrod will perform in a Folk and Bluegrass concert on Aug. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. The program is free with park admission of $5 pe r vehicle. Please call 561-776-7449, ext. 109 for more information. John D. MacArthu r Beach State Park is located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach. C o n c h S t o m p B a n d Conch Stomp BandJOHN D. MACARTHUR BEACH STATE PARK—On Sept. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m., come on down to the park and listen to the Conch Stomp Band play some bluegrass. Free with park admission. Call the Nature Center for more information, call 561-6246952. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach. Area special events... A r t s h o w a t D o l l y H a n d C e n t e r Art show at Dolly Hand CenterBELLE GLADE—The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center’s spacious Grand Hall often plays home to visual art exhibits by local artists. Exhibits take place in conjunction with Guest Artist Series performances. The Grand Hall is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to noon and one hour before all performances. Other viewing times available upon request. To inquire about exhibiting artwork in the Grand Hall, contact Leigh Woodham at 561-993-1160. B o a t t o u r a n d p h o t o g r a p h y c l a s s Boat tour and photography classJONATHAN DICKINSON STATE PARK—On Aug. 10, learn how to create interesting and creative images focusing on landscapes and scenes Join professional photographers on a guided river tour along the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River to Trapper Nelson’s Interpretive Site. Program cost is $70 and includes park entry, guided boat tour, class instruction, photo shoot, photo critique, and light refreshments. For more information, contact the Kimbell Center, 561-745-5551, email libby.reinert@dep.state. .us or visit www. oridastateparks. org/jonathandickinson. L a b o r D a y F e s t i v a l Labor Day Festival OKEECHOBEE—The annual Okeechobee Labor Day Festival will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 2, in downtown Okeechobee, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Flagler Park will host arts and crafts and food vendors as well as local entertainment. The Labor Day Parade will be Monday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. in downtown Okeechobee. The parade route starts at the old U-Save supermarket on U.S. Highway 441 (aka Parrott Avenue) travels north to the intersection of State Road 70 and then west on State Road 70 to the end of Flagler Park. For more information online, go to www.mainstreetokeechobee.com. For vendor applications, call Sharie at 863-357-6246. At 2:30 p.m. each day, the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Association will host a ranch rodeo at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Arena on U.S. Highway 441 N. L e a r n t o k a y a k Learn to kayakJOHN D. MACARTHUR BEACH STATE PARK—On Sept. 1 from 10 to 11 a.m., representatives from Adventure Times Kayaks will teach a land-based course that gives beginners the skills necessary for kayaking. Reservations are recommended. The program is free with park admission. For information and reservations, please call the Nature Center at 561-624-6952. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located 2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S.1 and PGA Blvd. on A1A in North Palm Beach. N a t u r e U n d e r w a t e r A r t E x h i b i t i o n Nature Underwater Art ExhibitionJONATHAN DICKINSON STATE PARK—In recognition of the essential role water plays in our environment, The Kimbell Center Gallery a t Jonathan Dickinson State Park, is presenting a show of underwater art. All work including 2D and 3D is welcome and must follow a na tural theme, but can include people, structures, and objects at the discretion of the artist. Artwork will be juried for compliance with the show’s theme, Nature Underwater, and selected work will be displayed in the parks’ gallery. Artwork can be for sale with 20 percent of the proceeds bene tting the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Proceeds are considered a donation toward park programs and improvement projects. The Friends are a nonpr o t, volunteer based organization promoting the historical, educational, and ecological enhancement of the park. The cost of entry is $10 for up to ve entries. The exhibit takes place from Sept. 28 – Nov. 17. The Exhibition Reception will be Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. and will include an announcem ent of “Best of Show” and a special guest speaker from Florida International University. Dr. Michael Heithaus will speak about the behaviors and inte ractions of bull sharks in the Loxahatchee River and other estuarine systems. To enter artwork, or for more information, contact Libby Reinert at Libby .reinert@dep.state. .us or call 561-745-5551.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCER worrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session 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. Malignant Melanoma Melanoma is a cancer that begins in the cells of the skin that produce pigmentation (coloration). It is also called malignant melanoma because it spreads to other areas of the body as it grows beneath the surface of the skin. Melanoma can develop anywhere on the body including areas that receive little sun exposure, such as the feet and ankles. Nearly 60,000 people will learn they have melanoma this year. Its not known how many of those cases will involve the foot, but more than 8,100 melanoma patients will die, nearly one death every hour. If melanoma is detected in its earliest stages, 92 percent of patients are alive after “ ve years. Unlike many other types of cancer, melanoma strikes people of all age groups, even the young. Caucasians are 10 times more likely to develop melanoma than African-Americans, but studies suggest more than half of melanoma cases in African-Americans involve the foot, where late Florida Foot SpecialistYour Neighborhood Foot & Ankle Specialists diagnosis leads to a higher death rate. Routine foot self exams increase the likelihood of noticing suspicious moles, freckles or other spots. Routine self examinations of the feet are an important way to “ nd skin cancer early, when its easiest to cure. Half of the people who learn they have melanoma of the foot die within “ ve years because the cancer had already spread throughout their body by the time it was diagnosed. Experts recommend focusing on the three most common areas for foot melanoma: under the toenails, the soles, and around or between the toes. If a mole, freckle or spot starts to change over the course of a month and becomes asymmetrical or changes its border, color, diameter or elevation, see a docto r immediately. At Florida Foot Specialist we can help monitor any lesions that you currently have or evaluate you r foot and ankle for any lesions you havent noticed. If the lesion has any of the aspects described above we will biopsy the lesion in the of“ ce. We receive quick results and the biopsy procedure is quick with minimal discomfort. With any type of cancer, and especially skin cancer, earl y diagnosis is the key to a full recovery. Call and make an appointment with us as soon as you can so that we can perform a full evaluation and help you with any problems you are having with your foot or ankle. 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! 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 9, 2013

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Horse in West Palm Beach tests positive CogginsBy Katrina ElskenOkeechobee NewsA West Palm Beach horse with a positive Coggins test result has caused concerns for some Okeechobee County horse owners. Fifty-one horses in Okeechobee County w ere placed under quarantine in late July and early August due to possible exposure to Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), also known as “swamp fever.” So far, no Okeechobee County horses have tested positive for EIA. As of Aug. 7, 47 of the horses had tested negative. The Department of Agriculture tested the last four horses on Thursday, Aug. 8. If those results also come back negative, the quarantines w ill be lifted. According to Erin Gillespie of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the quarantines came about after a horse in Palm Beach County tested positive for EIA on a routine annual Coggins test. Since of cials did not know when or w here the horse became infected, the Department of Agriculture inspectors tracked back the horse’s movements since the animal’s last negative Coggins test a year ago. Two properties in Okeechobee County w ere included in the quarantine because the infected horse spent a short time on each of those properties between December 2012 and March 2013, according to Ms. Gillespie. Cases of EIA are rare in Florida. According to Ms. Gillespie the Department of Agriculture, the state averages only one to two cases per year, and many years there are no cases reported. Under Florida law, horses should be tested at least once a year. Proof of negative Coggins is required to transport a horse on public roads and to take the horse on any public lands. Horse shows, rodeos and other horse events all require proof of negative Coggins. A negative Coggins, along with other heath documents, are required to bring horses into Florida from other states or countries. Proof of negative Coggins within the past 12 months is also required for sale of a horse in Florida. EIA is caused by a retrovirus. It is transmitted through blood. The primary form of transmission is through biting ies such as the horse y and the deer y. The virus can live up to four hours on the y’s mouth, so a y that bites several horses can spread the virus from horse to horse. Mares can transmit the virus to their unborn foals. It can also be transmitted via unsanitary veterinary needles. Horses that test positive must be euthanized or placed in a licensed quarantine facility. In the acute stage, symptoms include high fever, anemia, weakness, swelling of the legs and abdomen, weak pulse and irregular heart beat. The subacute stage is a slower progression of the disease. Symptoms include recurring fever, weight loss and swelling of the abdominal wall and legs. In the chronic stage, horses tire easily. They may have a recurrent fever and relapse to the acute form years after the original infection. There is currently no vaccine for the disease although veterinary researchers in the United States are working to develop a vaccine. There is no cure. EIA is fatal in about 30 percent of the cases. A horse with no symptoms can still pass on the virus. The Coggins test (agar immunodiffusion) is a diagnostic test for EIA developed by Dr. Leroy Coggins in 1970. Under Florid Statute, laboratories conducting the blood tests must be licensed by the USDA and approved by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). The lab sends the test results to the submitting veterinarian, the USDA and the FDACS. All positive EIA results must be reported to the FDACS immediately after completion of the test. If a horse tests positive, the owner ma y request a retest. In the event that test results of the initial test and the retest are not the same, a blood sample for a referee test will be collected within 10 days by a FDACS representative. Final classi cation of the horse will be determined by the FDACS based on the consensus of the results o f the three tests. If a horse that tests positive for EIA is not euthanized, it must be freeze branded to identify it as contagious and kept in a stateapproved quarantine facility. Researchers study the horses in quarantine facilities to learn more about the disease. EIA is not contagious to humans. SOURCE: Some information for this article came from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the USDA web sites. 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 9, 2013 Fifty-one Okeechobee horses quarantined 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. 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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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Danny Mullins was named the Okeechobee High School boy’s golf coach for the 2013 season in July by school administrators. He was the coach before when OHS from 1997-2000 and his tenure included a trip to the state nals by a team led by Eric Diefenbach. Mullins enters his 21st year as a teacher in the Okeechobee school system and is also a product of the system having graduated in 1988. He lettered in football, wrestling and baseball while in high school and received his college degree thanks to time at Indian River State College, Florida Atlantic University and the University of Central Florida. He said he is proud of the fact that he was a member of some of the most successful OHS football teams in history. He was a teammate of NFL alumnus Reggie Rembert and several other players who played college football after high school. He remembered the team was ranked in the state in the late 1980s. Mullins also overcame a broken neck that he suffered in a car accident on West Park Street in Okeechobee in August of 1988, two months after graduation. At one time he was not expected to walk again. He persevered and is now in tremendous shape. He works out four days per week at a local gym and also plays golf in the Florida Amateur Tour. He won six out of 12 events he competed in last year and competed in the National Championship held in Orlando. Mullins said he is very excited to be the OHS golf coach again. His son, Kyle, will be a sophomore this year and he explained that it was always his dream to coach his son. “He was 1 year old when the team went to state and I thought at the time I would love to be his golf coach. I’m truly excited and look forward to this year,” he added. Key golfers that return this year include Kutter Crawford, Mullins, Zach Hudson, and Elijah Finney. Of cial practices begin on Monday, Aug. 12. There are several openings on the roster this year and Mullins expects some spirited competition. Mullins said he feels his knowledge of the game will really bene t the players. He noted they have to be good athletes but also mentally tough to succeed in golf. “One week you think you have the game down and the next week you feel like you’ve never played before. My goal is to work on weaknesses in their game and build on their strengths,” he added. He also will emphasize focus and concentration. He said some players make the mistake of playing against other players. Golfers really only compete against the golf course, he said. “I tell them to keep a steady head and to believe in themselves. Take it one shot at a time because they are all important and one shot can turn your day around,” he added. Mullins said he thinks OHS will have an interesting team. He wants to see some talent from the back of the pack be a surprise this season. He emphasizes that no player has earned a position on the golf team and they will have to earn being in the lineup. He said there are jobs available and anyone with an interest in the game should try out for the team this year. They held a meeting on Thursday at the KOA to begin to hit balls. Mullins said he plans to video tape all the swings to see what he has and what he can do to help them improve. He also thanked the KOA Golf Club and the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club for their support of the golf program. A fundraiser for the OHS golf teams will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. The event will kick off with a shotgun start at 8 am. It will be a four-man best ball tournament. It will cost $50 to play and $100 for a hole sponsor. The proceeds will help with the purchase of balls, gloves, shirts, shorts and travel expenses incurred by the team. For information, call Mullins at 863-4471741, of 863-462-5025. Mullins will also be the physical education teacher at North Elementary School this year. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideFriday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Providing our community quality healthcare services with a personal touch for more than 30 years Emergency Services 24 hrs /7 days a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy R adiology Services Accredited by the American College of Radiology in: CT Scan, Digital Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, & Ultrasound Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ Inpatient and Outpatient Services Occupational Health / Workers Compensation We Treat Kids Too! Available year-round at orida.newszap.com R H H H R C S M. MEET YOURMerantsA Salute to Area Business Availae Oin specialsections. newszap.com Okeechobee NewsSunday, May 26, 2013Special Supplement to S2012-2013 Okeechobee County 2012-2013 School Information Guid e Featuring Superintendent Letter School Calendar SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE School Listing Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 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 Did you submit a page of news, but only one line got in the paper? You can have it your way! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 9, 2013 Mullins named new OHS boys golf coach Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDanny Mullins will be Okeechobee High School boy’s golf coach for the 2013 season. OCRA holds football sign upsOCRA is gearing up for their 2013 football season. Sign ups will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 13, 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, ages 5-14, are invited to sign up. The cost is $80 for football and cheerleaders, $60 for ag football. OCRA also needs coaches who have a good knowledge of football, can work with young people and can pass a background check. They are also looking for team sponsors. For information, call 863-634-0515. Sign ups end Aug. 24.

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107 SW 17thNO PHONE CALLSMUST HAVE: Class A CDL Driver needed Min. 2 yr. tanker endorsement Call 863-467-9800 or 863-634-6569. MASSAGE THERAPISTLicensed Massage Therapist wanted for Chiropractic Of ce. Contact Missy at 763-2400.Commercial Electricians. Minimum 5 years experience for work in Okeechobee. Email resumes to Electresumes@aol.com or call 561-790-1830. DFWP. Drivers$5,000 Sign-on Bonus Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great miles on this Regional Account Werner Enterprises 1-888-567-4854 NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. LESLIE 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. 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 COMPOST 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 2bd/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 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 AFFORDABLE 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 BASSWOOD custom 4br/2ba, 1 car garage, split plan, dishwasher, W & D Hookup. $1175 mo. (561) 307-2502. 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 3br./1ba. CBS House Laundry rm, WD hookup. Incld’s City water. $750 mo., Sec. & Ref’s. MH 2br./1ba., porch. Incld’s water, & lawn maint. $480 mo., Ref’s & Sec. T. Trailer 1br. 30 ft. Includ’s water & lawn maint. $425 mo. Ref’s & Sec. Call 561-346-4692. Okeechobee Room with private bath. $90 wk., WIFI & Cable hookup. Call 772-332-6180. Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Business Opportunities Excavation Health Care Lawn & Garden Apartments Apartments Houses Rent Employment Full Time Houses Rent Rooms To Rent Houses Sale Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell itintheclassifieds Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News August 9, 2013 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds

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IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000666CA HSBC BANK USA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR NAAC MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007 1 Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT RIGANO, ZUNLIDA L. RIGANO, et al. Defendants. ORDER TO CANCEL AND RESCHEDULE FORECLOSURE SALE THIS CASE came on for consideration, upon the motion of Plaintiff, HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR N_A.AC MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007 1, to cancel and reschedule the foreclosure sale. The Court, having reviewed the pleadings, the record, and being otherwise fully advised in the premises, nds that Plaintiffs motion should be granted. Therefore, it is, PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to Florida Statute 447.403, the Okeechobee County School Board will conduct a Public Hearing on Friday, August 16, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. in the Freshman Campus Auditorium at 700 SW 2nd Avenue. The purpose of the hearing is to resolve impasse issues in negotiations between the Superintendent of Schools and the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 for the Instructional Bargaining unit for 2012-13. The hearing is open to the public to observe, but it is a labor proceeding with speci c statutory requirements. Only the two parties, the Superintendent and OCEA, will make presentations to the School Board. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent 448960 ON 8/9/2013 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 8/2,9/2013 NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF FIRE RESCUE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the County Commission of Okeechobee County will conduct a public hearing to consider the imposition of annual re rescue special assessments for the provision of re rescue services, programs, and facilities within the unincorporated area of Okeechobee County that constitutes the Okeechobee County Municipal Service Bene t Unit for Fire Rescue Services. The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m., on August 22, 2013, in the Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to le written objections with the County Commission within 20 days of this notice. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County at (863) 763-6441 prior to the date of the hearing. The assessment for each parcel of residential use property will be based upon the total number of dwelling units attributed to that parcel. Copies of the Fire Rescue Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution, the Final Assessment Resolution, the proposed Annual Rate Resolution for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2013 and the updated Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the of ce of the County Administrator located at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 123, Okeechobee, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2013, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certi cate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County at (863) 763-6441, on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Frank Irby, Chairman Board of County Commissioners Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners 449833 ON 8/9/2013 NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the County Commission of Okeechobee County will conduct a public hearing to consider the imposition of annual emergency medical service special assessments for the provision of emergency medical services, programs, and facilities within the incorporated and unincorporated area of Okeechobee County that constitutes the Okeechobee County Municipal Service Bene t Unit for Emergency Medical Services. The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m., on August 22, 2013, in the Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to le written objections with the County Commission within 20 days of this notice. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County at (863) 763-6441 prior to the date of the hearing. The assessment for each parcel of residential use property will be based upon the total number of dwelling units attributed to that parcel. Copies of the Emergency Medical Service Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution, the Final Assessment Resolution, the proposed Annual Rate Resolution for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2013 and the updated Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the of ce of the County Administrator located at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 123, Okeechobee, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2013, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certi cate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County at (863) 763-6441, on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Frank Irby, Chairman Board of County Commissioners Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners 449832 ON 8/9/2013 NOTICE OF BEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the County Commission of Okeechobee County will conduct a public hearing to consider the imposition of annual solid waste collection special assessments for the provision of residential solid waste collection and disposal services within the unincorporated area of Okeechobee County that constitutes the Okeechobee County Municipal Service Bene t Unit for Residential Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Services. The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m., on August 22, 2013, in the Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to le written objections with the County Commission. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County at (863) 763-6441 prior to the date of the hearing. The assessment for each parcel of residential use property will be based upon the total number of dwelling units attributed to that parcel. Copies of the Solid Waste Collection, Disposal and Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution, the Final Assessment Resolution, the proposed Annual Rate Resolution for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2013 and the updated Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the of ce of the County Administrator located at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 123, Okeechobee, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2013, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certi cate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County at (863) 763-6441, on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Frank Irby, Chairman Board of County Commissioners Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners 449831 ON 8/9/2013 Next to Indian Hammock, Ft. Drum, 8.410 woodsy acres with 1,320 sq. ft. xer upper camp house w/barn, $150,000. 863-610-0712 Just 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 LARGE BUILDING ON 10 CITY LOTS, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AT 404 SE 10TH AVE. CALL FOR MORE DETAILS 863-634-1992 OR 863-357-7919 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 FORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond/creek, 3BR, 2BA Trailer, Deposit required Rent $850/mo. (772) 464-9226 2BEDROOM/1 BATH WITH ALL NEW APPLIANCES,COMPLETELY REMODELED, NEW CARPETING. $12,000 o.b.o. IN 55 PLUS PARK 516 SE 4TH ST LOT#3B OTHA & ETHEL ROBERTS 812-350-4664 Doublewide, 3br, 2 bath pre-owned zone II with den. Only $32,900 setup and a/c included. New carpet and many other features. Call Larry or Sandy at 863-357-4848 Palm 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 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 CASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013 AT 3:30 P.M. IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 9:00 A.M., TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013, AN AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE. 449454 ON 8/9/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING A CITY ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL, conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider nal reading for adoption of the following Ordinance into law: No. 1101. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE AMENDING THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE MUNICIPAL POLICE OFFICERS’ PENSION TRUST FUND, ADOPTED PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE 888, AS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED; AMENDING SECTION 1, DEFINITIONS; AMENDING SECTION 15, MAXIMUM PENSION; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The proposed ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the public at the Of ce of the City Clerk during normal business hours, Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, except for holidays PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk’s Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 449937 ON 8/9/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING A CITY ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL, conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider nal reading for adoption of the following Ordinance into law: No. 1102. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE AMENDING THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE MUNICIPAL FIREFIGHTERS’ PENSION FUND, ADOPTED PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE 889, AS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED; AMENDING SECTION 1, DEFINITIONS; AMENDING SECTION 15, MAXIMUM PENSION; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The proposed ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the public at the Of ce of the City Clerk during normal business hours, Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, except for holidays PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk’s Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 449938 ON 8/9/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Land Sale Lots Sale Mobile Home Rent Mobile HomeSale Campers/RVs Autos Wanted Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 17 Okeechobee News A ugust 9, 2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! ORDERED AND ADJUDGED: 1. The foreclosure sale scheduled for August 14, 2013 is hereby cancelled. 2. The Clerk of the Court shall sell the property described in the Final Judgment entered herein at public sale at 11 am on November 6, 2013 to the highest bidder for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida in accordance with §45.031, F.S. 3. The judgment entered herein on 05/07/2013, shall remain in full force and effect, except where inconsistent with this order. DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Okeechobee, Florida this 25th day of July, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Kass Shuler, P.A. P.O. Box 800 Tampa, FL 33601-0800 449864 ON 8/9,16/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING A CITY ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL, conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider nal reading for adoption of the following Ordinance into law: No. 1100. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE AMENDING THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE AND OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM, ADOPTED PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NO. 1053, AS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED; AMENDING SECTION 1, DEFINITIONS; AMENDING SECTION 14, MAXIMUM PENSION; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The proposed ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the public at the Of ce of the City Clerk during normal business hours, Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, except for holidays PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk’s Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 449936 ON 8/9/2013 NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a Special Exception to allow package sales of wine in a Heavy Commercial (C-2) zoning district. The property owner and applicant is RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. The property address is 1596 Highway 70 East and is more particularly described as follows: Riverside park lots 1 to 7 inc & alley block 18 and fec abandoned r/w desc as follows: beg at se cor of lot 1 blk 18 run s along e bdry line of blk 18 & w r/w line of se 16 av dist of 235.77 ft to a pt on s r/wline of abandoned fec rr r/w thence run vvrly along s r/w line of abandoned fec rr for a chord bearing of n 69 deg 27 min 35 sec w and a chord dist of 294.73 ft thence run n on w bdry line of blk 18 for a dist of 228.50 ft to a pt on s r/w line of sr 70 (north park st) thence run s 89 deg 30 min e along said r/w line for a dist of 250.65 ft thence run s 45 deg 23 min 13 sec e for a dist of 35.61 ft to apt on the e bdry line of blk 18 thence run s along e bdry line for a dist of 68.72 ft to POB lying in & comprising a part of abandoned fec rr r/w & blk 18 In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the department. William D. Royce, Planning Director Petition S-2013-0728 449941 ON 8/9/2013 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 COP Y 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 FLORID A PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE. AN Y 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

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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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2013-CA-302 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Petitioner, vs PARCEL NO.: 132 VICTOR MARTIN, etc., et al. Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE AND NOTICE OF SUIT STATE OF FLORIDA TO: PNC Bank, National Association f/k/a Harbor Federal Savings Bank c/o William S. Demchak, President 222 Delaware Avenue Wilmington, Delaware 19899 To all said defendants who are living, and if any or all defendants are deceased, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased defendant or defendants, if alive, and, if dead, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, legatees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased defendant or defendants, and all other parties having or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in and to the property described in the Petition, to wit: FP NO. 1969042 SECTION 91070-000 STATE ROAD 70 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY DESCRIPTION PARCEL 132 ESTATE OR INTEREST TO BE OBTAINED: FEE SIMPLE RIGHT OF WAY That portion of the southwest 1/4 of Section 9, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being described as follows: Commence at the southwest corner of said Section 9; thence along the west line of said Section 9, North 0010’07” East a distance of 974.88 feet to the survey base line of State Road 70; thence along said survey base line North 3622’42” East a distance of 330.25 feet to the beginning of a curve having a radius of 1,983.51 feet; thence continue along said survey base line the arc of said curve to the right a distance of 84.24 feet through central angle of 0226’00” with a chord bearing North 3735’42” East to the end of said curve; thence South 2754’34” East a distance of 38.17 feet to the southerly existing right of way line of said State Road 70 (per Florida Department of Transportation Maintenance Map, Section 91070 as recorded in the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, Road Plat Book 2, Pages 57-63) for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 2754’34” East a distance of 63.88 feet; thence South 4547’09” West a distance of 342.31 feet to the easterly existing right of way line of NE 80th Avenue (per Section 91513-2601) and the beginning of a curve having a radius of 25.00 feet; thence along said easterly existing right of way line the arc of said curve to the right a distance of 13.96 feet through a central angle of 3159’42” with a chord bearing North 2022’51” East to the southerly existing right of way line of said State Road 70 and to the end of said curve; thence along said southerly existing right of way line the following three (3) courses: 1) North 3622’58” East a distance of 284.52 feet; 2) South 5337’18” East a distance of 1.00 foot to the beginning of a curve having a radius of 1,948.51 feet; 3) thence along the arc of said curve to the right a distance of 67.67 feet through a central angle of 0159’23” with a chord bearing North 3722’24” East to the end of said curve and to the end of said courses and to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 11,474 square feet. You are each noti ed that the Petitioner led its Petition and its Declaration of Taking in this Court against you as defendants, seeking to condemn by eminent domain proceedings the above described property located in the State of Florida, County of Okeechobee. You are further noti ed that the Petitioner will apply to the Honorable Elizabeth Metzger, one of the Judges of this Court, on the 4th day of September, A.D., 2013, at 11:30 a.m., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, for an Order of Taking in this cause. All defendants to this suit may request a hearing at the time and place designated and be heard. Any defendant failing to le a request for hearing shall waive any right to object to the Order of Taking. AND Each defendant is hereby required to serve written defenses, if any, and request a hearing, if desired, to said Petition: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION J. RYAN MAHLER, II, ESQUIRE ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL Attorney for Petitioner STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 719 S. Woodland Blvd. (386) 943-5340 Florida Bar No.: 0049015 on or before the 2nd day of September, A.D., 2013, and le the originals with the Clerk of this Court on that date, to show cause what right, title, interest, or lien you or any of you have in and to the property described in the Petition and to show cause, if any you have, why the property should not be condemned for the uses and purposes set forth in the Petition. If you fail to answer, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. If you fail to request a hearing on the Petition for Order of Taking you shall waive any right to object to said Order of Taking. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court on the 31st day of July, A.D., 2013. Sharon Robertson, Clerk CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:Jennifer Rediker Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 449772 ON 8/9/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2013-CP-85 JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER IN RE: Estate of KENNETH CHARLES GLASER A/K/A KENNETH CHARLES GLASER, SR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Formal Administration The administration of the Estate of KENNETH CHARLES GLASER A/K/A KENNETH CHARLES GLASER, SR. Deceased, whose date of death was May 2, 2012, and whose social security number is xxxxx-4341, Case Number 2013-CP-85 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 LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS NOTICE 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 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 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News August 9, 2013NOTICE 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 NOTICE 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 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 9, 2013. Nichole M. Reno Personal Representative 918 NE 7th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601 Law Of ce Of CASSELS & McCALL John D. Cassels, Jr. 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 449935 ON 8/9,16/2013 Need to Find a Doctor?Check out our Medical Directory in Wednesday and Fridays Okeechobee News Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your HomeWHEN Y OU W ANT TO www.newszap.com& click on classifieds

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