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Sunday, October 6, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 120 15.82 feetLast Year: 15.70 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus tax By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A 67-year-old Okeechobee man is being held on $150,000 bond following his arrest for allegedly selling prescription medication to a con dential informant during an undercover drug operation. Jimmie Lee Howling, S.E. 66th Ave., was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 2, on felony charges o f 67-year-old accused of selling pillsSFWMD budgets millions for ood control ... Page 8 Hospital hosts community health events ... Page 12 OHS volleyball team beats Sebring ... Page 19 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Okeechobee news/ Charles MurphyReno makes boat racing historyCarole Reno of Okeechobee made history when she became the rst woman to win the APR Super League in the Formula III division of power boat racing after winning the series race at New Martinsville, W. Va. Her championship trophy stands 45 inches tall. For the story, see page 13. See PILLS — Page 7 78-year-old man reportedly threatened to kill caregiverBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News An elderly man is being held without bond in the Okeechobee County Jail after his arrest for allegedly threatening to kill his caregiver. David Burton Blanton, 78, S.E. 108th Drive, was arrested Friday, Oct. 4, on felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment. An arrest report by Deputy Cari Arnold, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated Blanton went into the caregiver's room Thursday night and woke her. He apparently told her he needed her help. Fearing he may be ill, the woman got up. However, she found he was not ill and became concerned that he had been drinking. So, she picked up the telephone and called 9-1-1. "I will shoot you dead in the wings if you do ‘I’m going to shoot you dead’ By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Three of the four people arrested Thursday for allegedly cooking methamphetamine are being held on bonds of $501,000 each, while the fourth was released on his own recognizance. The quartet was arrested Oct. 3 when detectives from the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force and agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) raided the home at 1742 S.W. 24th Ave. in Okeechobee. When law enforcement entered the home at 7:53 a.m. they found an active cook' taking place in the kitchen, stated task force arrest records. Taken into custody at the home were: Tracy Dan Cook, 44; Layla Nicole Huff, 20; Nicholas R. Seigfried Jr., 39; and, Christine Mae Seigfried, 39. According to arrest records obtained Friday, Oct. 4, all four are charged with the felonies of manufacture of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a church, possession of methamphetamine, child abuse, use of a dwelling with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of listed chemicals. Each one is also charged with the misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. Detectives said the home is 193.5 feet from The Gathering Church. While Huff, Nicholas Seigfried and Christine Seigfried are being held on bond at th e Okeechobee County Jail, Cook was released on his own recognizance due to health issues. A records check also revealed that Nicholas Seigfried was just placed on felony probation. Meth lab suspects held on $501,000 bond eachSee METH — Page 7 See BLANTON — Page 13


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Seat belts This week a young man with so much promise, with so many friends and family who love him, was killed in a car crash. He was ejected from the vehicle in a rollover. People, wear your seat belts. They save lives. The passenger in the vehicle was wearing his seat belt and he survived. It is so sad that so many people are grieving and it might have been avoided.  It is so sad ... seat belts truly save lives ... that is the only positive lesson that can be learned from such a horri c tragedy.  Prayers for all the families as Okeechobee has had so many losses. May God and our angels watch over all of us ’till we meet again.  I can’t believe parents have to bury children! Wrong, just wrong!  What is going on with State Road 78? This is the second person killed on that road in less than a week. In both cases, it started with a driver losing control of the vehicle and running off the road.  You never know how to react when your vehicle goes off the road. My heart goes out to the entire family.Meth lab busted Looks like we need that Narcotics Task Force after all. Do the county commissioners read the newspaper?  Thanks and congratulations to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, for a job well done. They need to fund the OCSO 100 percent. These need to continue. Glad to hear all of cers are safe. In this drug world you never know what you might be up against. Best wishes and be safe. Don’t let these budget cuts affect your safety. The only other thing I can say: The long arm of the law will get them sooner or later. Hopefully, sooner than later, before someone gets hurt, but not at the risk of our of cers.  This stuff is destroying lives.  How horrible that the young mother who was arrested was raising her baby in a meth house. The DEA of cers put on hazmat suits to even go in there and would not let anyone who was not in a hazmat suit enter. Yet that little baby was running around in there in his pajamas. That poor little child was living in that toxic environment. I wonder what kind of health issues the child will have from being exposed to those poisons.  Meth is so dangerous. I shudder to think of the danger those people exposed that little child to. Bad enough to risk your own life, but to cook meth in the house with a child there is just beyond belief. That poor kid can’t even have a favorite blanket or toy from the house because everything is probably toxic from the fumes.  So glad they didn’t forget about those poor dogs and they were taken by animal control. Hope they can nd them a good home. But the cats that were in the house are now probably roaming the neighborhood.Hauntings Of course ghost stories are fake but its fun to discuss, especially when someone who isn’t from here brings the subject up. It is a way to bring up local history.  With Halloween coming up, people have fun with the scarey stuff. Just like the Skunk Ape. It’s fun to talk about and joke about. Some who works at the cemetery said there are stories about a ghostly woman in white who walks among the graves early in the morning, and disappears with the morning fog. It’s always a “friend of a friend” who sees something. I think we should just start making up stories and see how long it takes for them to get worked into local legend. A real estate developer back in the early days of development of the Tampa area made up the story about the Pirate Jose Gaspar and now they have a big festival celebrating him.  When I was a child, I was told the old MacArthur house was haunted, but that the ghost was not menacing or anything.  Some of the local ghost stories are attached to places that are no longer there. The old hospital was supposed to be haunted, probably by the spirits of those who had died there. The old jail was supposed to be haunted too. Is His word a fairytale?By Tom PasquarellaCornerstone BaptistHave you ever wondered if you can trust His word? Is His word true? Is it just a fairytale or is it truth to build lives upon? Fairytales begin with once upon a time and end with happily ever after. The Bible is not a fairytale, because it shows the good God had made, the bad and the ugly men made of it because of the original sin in the garden.The people of God, the Jewish people have twisted what God desired and turned from following him, to following other gods who were not gods at all and God is going to correct them through Jeremiah. Jeremiah, a Jew if this were a fairytale, would not have painted his people in such a bad light, and he sure uses a lot of historical and biblical references that corroborate His story. “The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin. (Jeremiah 1:1 ) Jeremiah wrote the book of Jeremiah to show the fall of Judah, how they had dishonored God continually, and were brought into captivity into Babylon, with God calling for repentance even though punishment was coming. Though Jeremiah warned them again and again, there was no repentance among his people. Jeremiah has earned the title and rightly so as the “weeping prophet,” because he faced great hardship and pain at the hands of his own people, while being obedient to God. His name means Yahweh exalts, Yahweh establishes or God throws down. God is going to encourage and establish through the casting out of His people, so that they do not fall again into the traps that brought ruin to His people. Jeremiah was the son of Hilkiah. By Jeremiah telling us who He is and who He is related to, we see that this was a real man and has real credibility. Jeremiah was not writing in a vacuum, but was writing in context with the work of God through real life people, from a real life story of the entirety of Scripture. Hilkiah was a priest of God, from the levitical group of priests set aside by God that were from Ananoth. The Levites were set aside from among the rstborn of every man to serve Him in worship. Anathoth was a city given to the Levites as an inheritance. “To whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.” (Jeremiah 1:2) Jeremiah began to hear the word of the Lord in Josiah’s thirteenth year. In the midst of the reign of King Josiah, who began to reform the worship practices of Jews, ridding the land of idol worship, Jeremiah began to hear from the Lord. “It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fth month.” (Jeremiah 1:3) Jeremiah kept on hearing the Word of God through Johoiakim’s reign whose name was Eliakim, who was th e son of Josiah the great king. The stage of how God moved with Josiah how God has spoken to and through Jeremiah has been set. He was establishing truth. God wants to encourage, exalt, establish you through His truth. Why would that be? God wants our obedience and so He will use this book in our lives in order to show us by thei r correction how we are not to act. “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” (1 Corinthians 10:11) Though this vers e speaks of the Jews rebellion during the tim e of Moses, the Israelites were disciplined and corrected so that we would be admonished, corrected by their poor example. This example in Jerusalem is also so we could learn. God uses what has happened in the past to show us the veracity, the truth of His Word. Truth is so important that the word gives us evidence of its truthfulness through agreement with other Scripture and history. Why is it important to set up truth and history in his intro? So we the readers would realize that the word is truth and reliable. Listen to what the Baptist Faith and Message says about the truth of Scripture …“The Holy Bibl e was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.” I f the Bible, all of it were not true, then God is a liar. In hope of eternal life, which God, tha t cannot lie, promised before the world began” (Titus 1:2) God cannot lie, His word is tru e and He is faithful. Do you want to be thoroughly furnished, equipped for every good work? If you do then that begins with Jesus, if you don’t begin with Jesus, you will not be equipped for His wor k you will be equipped for getting what you want when you want it. This does not equal eternal life. If you have not trusted him, ther e is hope though, if you turn from your sin and trust in the shed blood of Christ, you too can have life and be thoroughly furnished. If you are a believer, Do you trust in His word? Do you even read His word? If you do not read His, how can you apply it? If you do not read it does it show you rely on God’s word? Does it show you hold to His Word to be true? October 6, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit 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!


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FloridaUp to our eyeballs in…newspaper readers?Florida is home to an estimated 1.3 million alligators. That’s one gator for every 14 peple 5.1 million Floridians who read a newspaper. Like alligators, newspapers have been around a long time, and like alligators they aren’t going anywhere. 5 Okeechobee News October 6, 2013


Legion offering Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night Bingo on Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen w ill offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds w ill 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.Dems Committee to meetThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Oct. 10, in the meeting room of the Okeechobee Public Library beginning at 5:30 p.m. All interested Democrats are invited to attend and participate.Dinner dance plannedThe Eighth Annual Boots and Pearls dinner dance will be held Friday, Oct. 11, at the Okeechobee KOA. Tickets are available at Eli's western wear or at Hospice on Southeast Fourth St. Call Hospice at 863-467-2321 for more information. Social hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m., followed by a live auction and dancing to the music of Chris MacArthur and the Florida Cracker Boys.Moose plans Celebrity NightBuckhead Ridge Moose Lodge will host a Celebrity Night on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 5 7 p.m. with dinner for a $7 donation. There w ill be a 50/50 drawing and a auction, for all members and quali ed guests. All proceeds go to Moose Charities and Community Serv ice.B.R.A.T. dance to be heldThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Halloween Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 7 to 10 p.m., for students ages 12-16. The cost is $7 and includes pizza, soda and chips. There will be a prize for the best costume. For information, contact Allison Chandler at 863-697-9096. A nimal workshop plannedA Youth Livestock Show Ethics and Animal Care Workshop will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. Sign in is at 8 a.m. The workshop w ill be from 9 a.m. to noon. Anyone showing livestock in the Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show, the South Florida Fair, and many other livestock shows in Florida are required to attend an Ethics and Animal Care Workshop. Pre-register online at http://www. oridastatefairag.com/ethics. For information, contact Debbie Clements at 863-763-6469. Entrance to the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center is off State Road 710.Workshop set for Oct. 13Martha's House will host the Cut Out Domestic Violence workshop for salon owners, cosmetologists, nail technicians, barbers, massage therapists and beauty consultants on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. at The Hampton Inn on S.R. 70 East in Okeechobee. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. Contact Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck 863-763-2893 to RSVP.V.F.W. to host euchre clubV.F.W. Post 10539, on U.S. 441 S., will start its euchre club on Monday, Oct. 14 for the fall. Everyone is welcome. For information, call Irene at 863-801-4863.John Rhoden to speakParents, students and family are invited to attend a Guiding Good Choices family event on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Okeechobee Achievement Academy. The guest speaker will be John Rhoden with the NOPE Task Force. For information, contact Pat Murray at 863-462-5125, ext. 105.OHS presenting play"Welcome To Carnie: A Drama in Two Acts" by Wil Denson, will be presented on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. All tickets are $5. Contact Ms. Raulerson for tickets at 863-462-5025, ext 8011. The synopsis is 10 students at Carnegie Senior High School noisily gather around their lockers on the rst day of school. By the time the play ends, on of them is dead. Suicide. Will it be the shy new girl in the school who can't seem to make friends? Or the pest who thinks spray-painting lockers and scaring girls will make him popular? Or the muscular football hero with a vile temper? Or the beautiful but insecure head cheerleader? Or the girl who's too overweight to make cheerleader? Or the one who's too poor to buy the pretty clothes she wants? Or? 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.Bonnie L. (Baughman) Perci eld, 81OKEECHOBEE Bonnie L. (Baughman) Perci eld, 81, of Nashville, passed away October 3, 2013 at Brown County Health & Living Community. Bonnie was born May 14, 1932 the daughter of Walter Baughman & Eva (Calvin) Baughman May, they preceded her in death. Bonnie was a graduate of Nashville High School & attended Indiana University. She was a homemaker & owner of The Heritage Mall in Nashville. Bonnie was an avid sherman, Nascar & Jeff Gordon fan, IU basketball & Cincinnati Reds baseball fan. She loved to shop, especially at ea markets. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Bob Perci eld. Bonnie is survived by her sons & daughters in law, Greg (Delores) Perci eld, Tim (Bev) Percifield; granddaughters, Sarah (Dallas) White, Lacy (Mike Martin) Perci eld; great granddaughters, Bella & Lainy White all of Nashville; and her miniature schnauzer, Sadie. A Memorial Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home with Pastor Melissa Duncan of ciating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33RD St., New York, N.Y. 10016 or Brown County Health & Living Community, 55 E. Willow Street, Nashville, IN. 47448. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bondmitchellfuneralhome.comIma Jean Shirey (Garrison), 65OKEECHOBEE Ima Jean Shirey (Garrison) o f Okeechobee died October 3, 2013 at the Hamric k Home. She was born April 1, 1948 in Winston County, Alabama to Roy and Jose-phine Garrison. She enjoyed shing, her dogs, yard saling, John Wayne and watching Swamp People. She loved her family and was a very giving person. Mrs. Shirey was preceded in death by her mother, Josephine Garrison. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Terry Lynn Shirey of Okeechobee; four sons, Erwin Wilbanks (Christy) of Comer, Ga., Raymond Wilbanks (Traci), Joseph Shirey (Karolina) and Carl Shirey (Jennifer), all of Okeechobee; two brothers, Roland Garrison (Donna) of Old Town and Ray Garrison (Carolyn) of Okeechobee; four sisters, Betty Hickman (Tommie) of Okeechobee, Geraldine Abreu (Victor) of Indiantown, Barbar a Rudd (Ronnie) of Clewiston and Margie Rowland (Terrel) of Indiantown; 17 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Pastor Terrel Rowland and Pastor Bruce Butler will be of ciating. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions ma y be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florid a 34972. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 6, 2013 Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 CCC to meet on Oct. 22The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. October special guest speakers will be Brian Sell, Preparedness Planner and Medical Reserve Corp Coordinator, and Jonathan Bean from Martha's House. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for children and their families. The CCC will collect Christmas gifts and donations. Please bring items to the meeting or call for pick up. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863462-5000, Ext. 257.Candlelight vigil plannedThe Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce and the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will sponsor the seventh annual NOPE Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. The doors will open at 6 p.m. for fellowship and light refreshments. The program will start at 7 p.m. Contact Connie Curry at 863-763-3117 for information.Ampli ed telephones offeredOn Thursday, Oct. 24 Deaf and Hard o f Hearing Services of the Treasure Coast Inc. will be in Okeechobee distributing free ampli ed telephones to deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired and deaf/blind individuals by appointment only. For information, call 772-334-2233.Cross country meet slated Okeechobee High School will host a district Cross Country meet on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The rst race starts at 4 p.m., and the competitors will run a course covering approximately 3.2 miles. The public is welcome, and there is a $5 admission fee to help the high school offset the cost of holding the event.Bene t set for Jaimie HansA Quarter Auction will be held to support Jaimie Angsuwan' Hans and her family in their battle with breast cancer. She has no medical insurance and will need chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The bene t will be held at the KOA in Okeechobee on Saturday, Oct. 25 Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Crystal at 863-6349483 or Stephanie at 863-634-3374.


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Those reports also state that suspected oxycodone was purchased from Howling and those tablets were then sent to the Indian River Crime Laboratory in Fort Pierce to be analyzed. The results of the lab tests were positive for the presence of heroin. That same procedure was followed by detectives after the other buys and lab results were reportedly positive for the presence of oxycodone. Arrest records show this is not Howling's rst encounter with task force detectives. On Aug. 3, 2010, Howling was arrested after a four-month investigation found that he had received a total of 2,510 pills by seeing different doctors from August 2009 through the early part of January 2010. A detective involved in the probe said Howling saw 10 different doctors and used eight different pharmacies. He was charged with ve counts of obtaining a controlled substance b y fraud. Then, on July 29, 2011, Howling was arrested for violating his probation in that 2010 case. Circuit Court Judge Robert Belanger adjudicated Howling guilt y and sentenced him to eight months in the county jail, with a credit for time served o f six months and 20 days, indicated court records. PILLSContinued From Page 1 Jimmie Lee Howling Those records show that he was arrested March 9 on a felony charge of grand theft, then placed on probation in September. When the DEA agents entered the home they also found Huff's 30-month old child in the home. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) took the boy into custody Thursday at the home. An arrest report by a task force detective stated that a DEA agent said there was an active meth lab with nished product in the kitchen, and Nicholas Seigfried and Cook w ere found in the kitchen with that active lab. That detective went on to state in the report: "I observed a large cloud of gases and fumes coming from the residence. Gases and fumes were also coming from the roof v ents on the exterior of the residence. There w as a strong odor of chemicals from inside the residence." A large number of items were also found in the home and seized by law enforcement because, when combined, they can apparently be used to make meth. Manufacturing methamphetamine is quite volatile due to the reactions of the chemicals when combined. This process also produces hazardous and toxic gases that can be lethal when breathed. "The 2-year-old child was present in the residence at the time the meth was being made," pointed out the detective. It's not yet known just how much suspected meth was seized by DEA agents, because it will be taken to a DEA lab where it w ill be weighed and analyzed to determine its purity. Due to the volatility of the chemicals, only the DEA agents entered the home. While searching the home the agents reportedly found a plastic bottle that was thought to be a reaction vessel in which meth was being cooked, as well as a plastic sandwich bag that contained suspected meth. When those substances were eld tested, those tests indicated a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine, stated arrest reports. Arrest af davits indicate that the four suspects are scheduled to appear in circuit court Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 9 a.m. METHContinued From Page 1


More than 80 percent of the budget invested in environment, operations along with maintenanceAt a public hearing on Sept. 25, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board adopted a $622.2 million budget for Fiscal Year 2014 (Oct. 1, 2013 – Sept. 30, 2014). The annual budget funds the agency’s core ood control and water supply missions as well as its continued progress to restore the South Florida ecosystem, which includes America’s Everglades. “This budget provides the means to continue implementing projects that improve Everglades water quality and use new state funding to send water south and help maximize storage to bene t the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries,” said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Daniel O’Keefe. “In a re ection of our continued commitment to scal responsibility, district millage rates have been reduced for the third year in a row.” More than 80 percent of the district’s FY2014 budget is dedicated to ood control operations and restoration including:  $261 million to operate and maintain South Florida’s regional ood control system and Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs), including $50 million toward refurbishment of the primary network of canals, levees, structures and pump stations; and,  $250.9 million to restore the Everglades ecosystem, improve Lake Okeechobee and protect the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries.Everglades EcosystemThe approved $622.2 million budget contains a signi cant investment in South Florida’s environment, including $67 million appropriated by the Florida Legislature this year to help move key Everglades projects forward. The spending plan also includes $101.6 million to implement the next phases of the governor’s $880 million Restoration Strategies plan to improve the quality of water owing into the Everglades, including:  $72.4 million to enhance and expand water treatment facilities and construct more than 100,000 acre-feet of water storage;  $17.5 million to increase water treatment capacity at STA-1 West.  $2.4 million to construct additional conveyance features;  $9.3 million for implementing a comprehensive science plan to optimize STA performance; modeling to plan operations of new STAs and storage basins; and, additional source controls.EstuariesFollowing record wet season rainfall, the budget invests in projects to bene t South Florida’s coastal estuaries, including:  $8.5 million to implement water quality treatment and storage projects in the Caloosahatchee watershed;  $29 million to support construction of the Indian River Lagoon-South C-44 (St. Lucie) Reservoir and to take the lead on the Stormwater Treatment Area component;  $9.4 million to expand public-private partnerships with landowners to hold water on their property and increase regional water storage to bene t the environment; and,  $2.7 million in legislative funding to move more water south. The FY2014 budget includes $196 million from accumulated reserves primaril y to implement critical water resource projects to improve water storage and water quality in the northern and southern Everglades. The district’s annual budget is funded by a combination of ad valorem (property) taxes and other revenues such as state and federal sources, licenses and fees, agricultural taxes, balances and investment income. About 43 percent of the total FY2014 budget comes from property taxes. The approved millage rates for FY2014 of 0.411 mills represent $41.10 per $100,000 of taxable value in 15 of the District’s 16 counties (the Okeechobee Basin). In Collier County and mainland Monroe Count y (the Big Cypress Basin), the tax rates o f 0.3278 represent $32.78 per $100,000 o f taxable value. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 From the Family of Shanda RaNae Altman -With deepest gratitude, we would like to express our heart lled thanks to everyone in the community that shared in our loss. At dicult times like this the company of family and friends is extremely comforting. To those that brought food to the house, sent owers or just came by we want to say thank you. We greatly appreciate all your cards, prayers and thoughts. Your kindness was truly welcomed. ank you again. e Altman Family Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 11 a.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North 8 Okeechobee News October 6, 2013 SFWMD 2014 budget supports ood control Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Cows and bulls were off $1-$2. Steer calves 250# 550# were $5 $7 higher. Heifers were fairly steady. We had a fairly good run of cattle and demand was good, and as always, better quality calves were more in demand. Mark your calendars for our special sales: Oct. 4 Bred Heifers Oct. 11 Angus Bulls Oct. 18 Brangus Bulls Brahman Slough, Okeechobee, topped the calf market with a high of $3.10 bought by Foy Reynolds. Pat Modine, Ft. Pierce, topped the cow market with a high of 87.00 bought by Central Beef. See ya next week, Todd


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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 107 SW 17thNO PHONE CALLSMUST HAVE: Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansPediatrics € Womens Health € Family Physician Monday Thursday: 8:00am 5:00pmFriday : 8:00am 4:00pm(863) 467-2159RaulersonPrimaryCare.com € 202 NE 2nd Avenue, Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 Hablamos Espaol € Same Day Appointments Af“liated with Raulerson Hospital 10 Okeechobee News October 6, 2013 By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News Zippy’s has always had a warm, inviting atmosphere. You feel like family as soon as y ou walk in the door. Tommy Shorter, the owner of Zippy’s for 14 years, says he knows when someone is in a bad mood or not having a good day. “If I can just make someone smile for three seconds, they are going to remember that and they will remember Zippy’s,” he said. Zippy’s employes about 25 people and is family owned and operated with Mr. Shorter and his wife Kathy running the business. Zippy’s has moved to a new location on Park Street and has been there only ve months. However, at the previous location, which was 117 S.E. Eighth Drive, Zippy’s was there for 30 years. The previous owners Debbi and Frank Marsocci retired from the business in March of 1999 which is when Mr. Shorter stepped in. When asked what makes Zippy’s unique he said: “We are the original Buffalo Wing Restaurant in Okeechobee.” At their location, Zippy’s expanded their menu to include burgers, salads and poboys. Zippy’s is located at 301 S.W. Park Street and is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Their phone number is 863-763-1399; and, they can also be found on Facebook. Zippy’s expands menu Special to the Okeechobee NewsStudents of the weekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Oct. 4: Yahziel Torres, Lino Hilario, Giovanni Sanchez, Kordell Thomas, Mariano Rosas, Ivan Arenas, Yariza Hernandez, Kaleb Morgan, Garrett How, Christian Martinez, Samantha Carlson, Jamiyah Worthen, Viviana Morales, Dominick Hinton, Jahlyl Rowe, Kailey Raulerson, Isabella Godinez, Ethan Martinez, Kenyon Garner, Heather Floyd, Melanie Hernandez, Serenity Engelman, Maggie Glassburn, Natalia Rodriguez, Shaylee Hopewell, Mariano Santibanez, Hannah Lewis, Merlina Ruiz and Jesus Ponce. Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyZippy’s New location is 301 S.W. Park Street and is open seven days a week. Humane Society needs volunteersThe Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue needs volunteers to help with of ce work and to help as kennel supervisors. For information, contact Belinda Forlifer at 863-357-1104.


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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Okeechobee News October 6, 2013Raulerson Hospital has enjoyed caring for the community for the past 34 years. The community events hosted by Raulerson Hospital are held in a very welcoming environment and offer informative messages regarding the latest in healthcare today. Even if you have never attended a community health event in the past, the medical staff and employees of Raulerson Hospital are happy to introduce you to these fun and educational classes and programs. Raulerson Hospital hosts Dine with the Doctor, a monthly, physician-lecture series. On the last Tuesday of each month, members of Raulerson Hospital’s medical staff speak to the public on various health related topics. Prior to the lecture, attendees may purchase dinner from the Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria. A full dinner and salad bar begins at 4:30 p.m. at $5 per person. The physician lecture is free and begins at 5 p.m. The physicians will entertain a question and answer session following their presentations. Please note that the next lecture is being held on a different date than normal. The October Dine with the Doctor will occur on Monday, Oct. 28. To RSVP for Dine with the Doctor, call 863-763-9228. Raulerson Hospital will honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Oct. 9, with the facility’s annual Women’s Health Luncheon, held at the Raulerson Hospital Auditorium on the Okeechobee Campus of IRSC. The luncheon will feature various speakers highlighting women’s health issues, including Dr. James Brad eld, Raulerson GYN, and Raulerson Primary Care Physician, Dr. Zynab Hassan. A buffet lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. The presentations will begin at noon. There is no fee for this event, and space is limited. Please RSVP for the Women’s Health Luncheon by calling call: 863-763-9228. The public is invited to join Raulerson Hospital for a free, family-fun event to kick off the fall season. The hospital will host a Pumpkin Patch Party on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the cafeteria. Kids can wear their Halloween costumes, play games, enjoy healthy snacks and even decorate a mini pumpkin of their very own. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To RSVP for the Pumpkin Patch Party, call 863-763-9228. For a free physician referral or answers to a healthcare question, contact Consult-ANurse at 863-763-9228. Raulerson Hospital to host community events Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSStudents of the weekWe want to wish Mrs. McGlamory a happy retirement and thank her for her years of service to our school. The Students of the Week and our entire student body will miss her! Congratulations to the following: Amanda Lara, Shelby Sumner, Donald Padgett, Filbert Sanchez, Erica Pereira Lambera, Timothy Cox, Elizabeth Chavez, Meridian Causier, Barbara Lewis and Linda McGlamory.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Okeechobee News October 6, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Carole Reno made history last weekend w hen she became the rst woman to win the APR Super League in the Formula III div ision of power boat racing after winning the series race at New Martinsville, West V irginia. Reno has been racing for 27 years and has won several awards including the Randy Tilton Award on three occasions, an Iron W oman Award for competing in 30 consecutive races, and has nished in the top 10 in the series 13 times. Reno won three races in the series this y ear. She competed in races in Pittsburgh, Pa., Rising Sun, Ind., Knoxville, Tenn., Port Smith, Ohio and in Illinois. She said the points for the series title were close throughout the year. She led in points but wasn't comfortable until her strong nish at New Martinsville. The average speed in these races is between 85-92 miles per hour. Reno said you don't realize how fast y ou race in a power boat because they focus on what's ahead of them. Reno said a key element of her championship was a strong boat and boat crew. She noted they lost just one engine to mechanical problems this year. The races last 20 laps and run from 5/8 to 7/8 of a mile per lap. Races qualify on Sept. 28 and race on Sept. 29 Reno actually didn't have to race the nal race but chose to do so. She said she went into the race with the goal of nishing near the top but earned the pole position by qualifying and won the race by a couple of hundred feet. Her boat is powered by a three-cylinder 60-horse power Johnson motor. "I've been in this series for 22 years and one of my goals was to win the series and it took me this long to get it done," she added. Reno said she stayed consistent all year, and nished in the top three in all but one race. She also thanked her husband for his support and guidance. "I could not have done this without the help of my husband. We are a team and we work together and we enjoy racing. As long as he's doing it I'll stay right there with him," she added. She also thanked her sponsors that in the past have included Pogey's Restaurant, Everglades Seasoning of Sebring, Kastner Metals of Pompano Beach and Lady Bug Racing. Her husband Jeff Reno is also an awardwinning power boat racer. He is his wife's crew chief. He also had a strong season and was able to win the race in New Martinsville last week. He also competed in two races in Texas along the Gulf of Mexico this year. The Renos also competed in a race held nearby in Stuart this past year. Local woman makes boat racing history not hang up that phone," Blanton reportedly said to the woman. At that point she hung up the phone, stated the deputy. A couple of minutes later a 9-1-1 operator called back to check on the woman's welfare. The caregiver apparently told the operator that Blanton was now in the kitchen w hispering "I'm gonna kill you. I'm gonna kill you," added the deputy's report. The operator told the woman to get out of the house. According to the deputy's report, the caregiver then heard Blanton say: "Stupid girl, doesn't even know what a .38 Special is." The woman left and as she approached the road she heard a gunshot from inside the home, stated Deputy Arnold. Around 12:30 a.m. Friday, Blanton was taken into custody without further incident. The caregiver, added the deputy, is going to move as soon as she can nd another place. This apparently isn't Blanton's rst arrest over an incident with a handgun. Deputy Arnold stated that Blanton was arrested April 18 when he became angry and shot at a neighbor. He was arrested on misdemeanor charges of discharging a rearm in public and improper exhibition of a rearm. Court records indicate Blanton was adjudicated guilty July 1 and placed on probation. Those records, however, do not indicate the length of his probationary period. BLANTONContinued From Page 1 David Blanton The Florida Department of Transportation a dvises drivers to use caution in areas where r oad work is under way. Work planned this week includes the following:  U.S. 441 North from Northwest 179th Street, to County Road 68 East: Maintenance project: This two lane roadway w ill be reduced to one lane with aggers directing traf c while crews repair shoulders on either side of the road. Use caution when traveling in the work area. U.S. 441 North from Southwest 9th Street to Southwest 16th Street: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing the sidewalk on both sides of the roadway. No lane closures are expected, however, motorists are advised to use caution. U.S. 441 Southeast from SR 78 to the Martin County line: Maintenance project: Crews will be trimming low hanging tree branches as needed. No lane closures are expected however, motorists should drive with caution. Road Watch


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Workers Compensation or Auto Liability experience preferred.CLASS A OR B CDL DRIVER wanted Augger Exp. A Plus for local deliveries. Must know the area, have clean driving record and pass a drug test. Bene ts available, apply at: Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 2595 NW 8th St. Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Employment Full Time or apply online www.walpoleinc.comis seeking Local Drivers and an experienced Truck/Trailer Mechanic EOE/DFWP Truck/Trailer Mechanic Local Drivers• Must have own tools & a strong desire to excel • Knowledge of Pacar Engine a plus • Compensation based on experience • Company offers paid uniforms, paid vacation, paid insurance and boot allowance • Class A company CDL • Must have minimum of two years driving experience & clean driving record • Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacation, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! Call Ryan at (800) 741-6500 Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500Alan Jay Chrysler is looking for a Salesperson for new and used cars. Experience preferred, bi-lingual in English and Spanish a plus. Bene ts, vacation, 401k available. Must have valid driver license and pass drug screen. Apply in person. Alan Jay Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep, 202 W Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Employment Full TimeCLASS A -CDL DRIVER needed, must have DOT medical, clean driving history and 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. WANTED EXPERIENCED CARPENTER FOR LOCAL CONSTRUCTION OFFICE CALL FOR INFO 863-467-1933 Mechanic PM mechanic/fuel truck operator min 2 years exp. on diesel engines/yellow iron. Valid FL DL with clean driving record. Apply in person only at: 1501 Omni Way, St. Cloud, Fl 34773. No phone calls. EOE (M/F/D/V) & Drug Free Workplace. Vet preference Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Find it faster. Sell it sooner intheclassifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Employment Full TimeEstablished grower and shipper of fresh produce seeking a proven and experienced individual with excellent maintenance skills and technical capabilities to manage our packing facility maintenance program. This position involves a high knowledge of mechanical, electrical, refrigeration systems and PLU systems. Seasonal demands during growing season. Please send resume to Resume33859 @gmail.com. WORKERS NEEDED 49 workers needed for Rio Harvesting, Inc. to harvest citrus, 11/01/2013 to 6/15/2014, workers are paid various piece rates, but will be guaranteed $9.97 per hour, job location is in Immokalee Florida, this job opportunity is temporary, 36 hours per week guaranteeing at least of the time offered, free housing is provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day, transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be provided by the employer upon completion of the 50% of the work contract, tools, equipment and supplies will be provided at no cost, workers interested can apply for this job at the nearest State Work Agency with job order FL9813733 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Medical LINCARE LEADING National Respiratory Company Seeks caring SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE Serve patients in their home for oxygen and equipment needs. Warm personality. Age 21+, who can lift up to 120LB’s should apply. Growth opportunities are excellent. Drug Free Workplace. EOE. Fax resume to: (863)763-5191 or apply 107 SW 17th St., Suite B in Okeechobee. Employment WantedRN WITH 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE LOOKING FOR PRIVATE DUTY CASE. PLEASE CALL 863-357-0403 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 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. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you chec k with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f your area, use caution. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 14 Okeechobee News October 6, 2013


Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. Barns Sheds & L awn ItemsFree Concrete Borders 93 2ft sections of concrete, scalloped tops, take all or as needed. 13801 Hwy 441 SE, #264 (Blue Cypress Golf & RV Resort). 2 stacks on front patio, help yourself.. (863)467-4575 or (561)313-9330 Business Opportunities Pets/SuppliesBullmastiffs sired by Kong, puppies (2) 1yr old, also available adult females. And very tiny Yorkies available at times weighs 3-4lbs full grown shown by appointment only. call 863-261-3246 leave message Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 Apartments Apartments$450/mo. STEAL LOCATED IN TREASURE ISLAND 1BED/1BA, CITY WATER AND SEWER, SCREENED PORCH, CLEAN. CALL STEVE 863-801-1739 OR 863-763-3769 Apartment for Rent 2BR 1 1/2 BA Large Town House In Town, Very clean, W/D $675 mo, 1st, last & sec. Yearly Lease 863-697-1129 BASSWOOD 2 BR, 1 BA, Separate laundry & storage room. $600 mo. 1st & sec. $500. Home Reality Services, LLC. (863)801-4498 IN TOWN1br./1ba. furnished or unfurnished. Nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $700/mo., 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. NW OKEE: 2 BR Apts available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $550mo, $600mo., and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. OKEE2/1 Newly updated 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included $ 498.00 mo. Call for details. Mon Fri. No Pets 863-467-9800. Condos/Townhouses RentFURNISHED VILLA FOR RENT AVAILABLE 11/01/13 CALL FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 863-467-1933 Taylor Creek Condo2BR/1BA, furnished, boat dockage, pool & water included, totally new kitchen & bath,$800/month + 1 month security. Call (863)658-4264 or (305)522-5024 Houses RentBuckhead Waterfront 3bd/1ba CBS, large Florida room, tile, utility room, dock and deck, w/carport. $750 mo plus security. 1137 4th St BHR Call 561-968-4018 COTTAGES AT THE LAKES: 2 BR, 2 BA, Loft, furnished. Boat dock. Covered parking. Water, Sewer & Lawn included. $1200 mo., 1st, last & sec. Home Reality Services, LLC. (863)801-4498 Houses RentOKEECHOBEE 3BR, 2BA, 2 acres, FR, LR, 2 porches, detached gar. & carport, lg. Oaks. 1st, last sec. Refs. $1300/mo. (561) 346-4692 ON RIM CANAL Modern brick w/tile, 3BR, 2.5 BA, use of boat dock. $750/mo. Call 772-359-1640. S.W. Section 3BR/2BA 1 Car garage. Lrg back yard with mature Oak Trees. $950.00 monthly. 1st, last & security total $2,300 to move in. Call 863-634-5586 TAYLOR CREEK ISLES 2BR, 2BA, on water with dock, deck & spa, garage & shed fenced. $600/mo. 863-634-0042. Rental Needed2 Senior’s, no pets wants vacation rental in or near Okeechobee for Jan, Feb and March 2014. Will pay $1,200-$1,600 a month. Call 615-886-9988 Waterfront RentalsFOR RENT: WATER FRONT -IT DON’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS -FISH OUT YOUR BACK DOOR-ONE BEDROOM ONE BATH CONCRETE BLOCK FURNISHED HOUSELESS THAN A MILE FROM TOWN ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED LONG OR SHORT TERM 1ST & SECURITY (COMING AVAILABLE IN NOVEMBER -ONE BEDROOM ONE BATH DUPLEX ) CALL (863) 467-4371 OR 863-447-0742 Houses SaleCBS HOME 2 BR, 1 BA w/1 Car garage on almost half acre of land. Large shed. Owner nancing available. Cash or Conventional. Asking $59,900 (561)308-1300 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 Land Sale75 Acres, 5 minutes from Wal-mart, $320,000.00 Contact for more info 561-307-9330 Lots SaleJust Reduced large fenced lot in Treasure Island with beautiful oak trees. Put a mobile home on lot or build your home $14,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Priced to sell Residential Building lot, adjoining the golf course at the Beautiful Oaks of Blue Heron. $22,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 RV LOT FOR RENT OR SALE, 55 PLUS PARK INCLUDES LAWN MAINTENANCE, POOL, REC HALL, CLUBHOUSE AND LAUNCH RAMP, WI-FI AVAILABLE. 12 MONTH LEASE PAY YOUR OWN ELECTRIC. $275.00 PER MONTH. JOHN 863-357-1344 Mobile Home Rent Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, Fully furnished $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 COMPLETELY FURNISHED w/Washer & Dryer. Very clean. 2 BR, 2BA, 20 Ft. Screen room w/view of private lake. Large carport. Short term available. (863)467-2784 Treasure Island Nice, Clean, Updated 1bd/1ba, partially furnished. $130 weekly plus electric and security. 239-246-6301 or 863-517-5111 Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes 4/2 Stock Sequoia 2,200 sq ft $12K OFF FOR FREE PHOTOS... John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Automobiles Automobiles2010 FORD FUSION SEDAN Very clean, w/ only 30K miles! Great MPG! Was $16,800, REDUCED TO only $14,995 Call Joe today @ AUTO RANCH USA (863) 633-9761 2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE Dependable, w/ FANTASTIC MPG too! PRICE REDUCED to only $14,439! Call Joe today @ AUTO RANCH USA (863) 633-9761 2012 CHEVY MALIBU LT Loaded & VERY nice w/ leather, only 29 K miles! Retail price $19,999, PRICE REDUCED to just $17,900 Call Joe today @ AUTO RANCH US A (863) 633-9761 2012 NISSAN SENTR A SEDAN Save BIG on this economical, likenew Nissan! MUST GO -drastically reduced to $13,756! Call Joe today @ AUTO RANCH US A (863) 633-9761 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Pickup Trucks2010 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT A real working truck, priced to sell! Retail price $33,175, REDUCED TO just $29,995 Call Joe today @ AUTO RANCH US A (863) 633-9761 15 Okeechobee News October 6, 2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in theclassifeids. Shop here first! The classified ads


Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX POOL RENOVATION COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2013-18 INVITATION TO BID Sealed BIDS will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972 until 2:30 p.m. on November 1, 2013. Bids will be received at the second oor BOCC Clerk’s Of ce, Room 222 and will be publicly opened and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time speci ed will not be accepted. The BIDS shall be based on the following: Furnish all labor, materials, equipment and services necessary to modify the competition swimming pool. This work shall include renovation, repair, resurfacing of the pool shell and installation of pool nishes for a 50 Meter Competition Swimming Pool. Contractor shall provide all related accessories as shown on the Drawings and as speci ed herein. Coordination with all other work being performed as further speci ed herein. All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Drawings, Speci cations and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at or obtained from: Okeechobee County F.M.D.S./Capital Projects 1700 NW 9th Avenue Suite C Okeechobee, FL 39972 (863) 763-0805 sselvey@co.okeechobee. .us Any questions pertaining to the project speci cations or scope of work will be addressed to the Okeechobee County Capital Projects, FMDS Division, in writing via email at: sselvey@co.okeechobee. .us or fax at 863-763-5529 no later than October 25, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Each Contractor will be furnished with an electronic version of the Plans and Speci cations at no cost by sending a request via email to: sselvey@co.okeechobee. .us or fax to 863-7630805. Bid Documents must be obtained from Okeechobee County. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex located at 580 NW 27th Lane, Okeechobee, FL 34972 on October 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pool. Bidder’s attendance is mandatory. BIDS RECEIVED FROM CONTRACTORS WHO DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL NOT BE OPENED NOR BE CONSIDERED AN ACCEPTABLE BID. Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Security in the form of a Bid Bond, or Certi ed Check, made payable to “Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners”, in the amount of not less than ve percent (5%) of the total Bid Amount as a guarantee that the Bidder, if awarded the Contract, will execute and le acceptable performance and payment bonds equal to 100% of the contract price and acceptable Insurance per requirements list in Bid Documents within seven (7) days after written notice of the award of contract. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after the date set for opening of bids. Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation or delivery of proposals. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids accept Bids in any order or combination, accept or reject portions of Bids, make modi cations to the work after bidding, and waive any formality in the Bids if they deem it in their best interest to do so. The General Contractor will provide additional information including, but not limited to, a list of similar projects constructed within the past ve (5) years, client references and an audited or certi ed nancial statement, or other nancial references deemed appropriate to Contract Award. Bidders will con ne their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be accepted. Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform the work and services or quali ed by examination to be so licensed. Each bidder will submit (1) one original and (2) copies of their bid. If in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the speci cations, it is the bidder’s responsibility to seek clari cation from Okeechobee County Capital Projects. Additionally, it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a personal investigation as to requirements of the County. The Board of County Commissioners has the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: “BID OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX POOL RENOVATION, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2013-18”. Frank Irby, Chairman Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, FL Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court Okeechobee County, FL 454161 ON 10/6/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND RULES OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT AFFECTED RULES: Chapter 40E-7, F.A.C., Public Use Rule SUMMARY: On March 14, 2013, the Governing Board authorized staff to initiate rule development for the Chapter 40E-7, F.A.C., Public Use Rule as it pertains to the rules and regulations associated with public access and nature-based recreation on District lands. District staff have reviewed the Public Use Rule and identi ed rules in need of clari cation, modi cation, or updating. Staff conducted a public workshop on May 13, 2013 to receive public input on the rule and to discuss rule changes proposed by staff. Public comments were also solicited and received through direct e-mail noti cation and the District’s website. The draft rule along with received public comment was presented at the June 17, 2013 Water Resources Advisory Commission Recreation Issues Workshop (WRAC-RIW) where additional public comment was provided. Consensus was received from WRAC-RIW participants for staff to move forward with the proposed rule changes with agreed upon modi cations. TIME AND DATE OF HEARINGS: November 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM LOCATION: South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Steve Coughlin, Section Administrator, Land Stewardship Department, South Florida Water Management District, Post Of ce Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, telephone 1 (800) 432-2045 ext. 2603 or (561) 682-2603, or by email to scoughlin@sfwmd.gov. For procedural questions, please contact Charron Follins, Senior Paralegal, South Florida Water Management District, Post Of ce Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, telephone 1 (800) 432-2045, ext. 6293 or (561) 682-6293, or by email to cfollins@sfwmd.gov. Appeals of any South Florida Water Management District Board decision require a record of the proceedings. Af fected persons are advised that it may be necessary for them to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may contact the District Clerk at 1 (800) 432-2045, ext. 2087 or (561) 682-2087 at least ve business days in advance to make appropriate arrangements. 453597 ON 10/6;CGS 10/10/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000296 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, V S. EVERETTE EARL WOOTEN, II A/K/A EVERETTE E. WOOTEN, LOUANN LEVERN WOOTEN A/K/A LOUANN L. WOOTEN, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION T O: LOUANN LEVERN WOOTEN A/K/A LOUANN L. WOOTEN CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 3801 SE 25TH ST OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 You are noti ed that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 31, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT 10, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 22, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2005 FLEETWOOD DOUBLEWIDE commonly known as 3801 SE 25TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on David J. Melvin of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813) 229-0900, within 30 days from the rst date of publication, whichever is later and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: September 19, 2013. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable Sharon Robertson 312 N.W. Third Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 BY: Jennifer Rediker Deputy ClerkNOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the A mericans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court A dministration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within seven working days of your receipt of this NOTICE: IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE V OICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 453168 ON 9/29;10/6/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. PROBATE DIVISION. CASE NO.: 2011-CP-57 IN RE: The Estate of ELMER E. WHITE, JR. Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELMER E. WHITE JR., deceased, whose date of death was August 18, 2010, 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 AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication date of this notice is: October 6, 2013. Personal Representative: RALPH WHITE 253 Strathmore Circle Kissimmee, FL 34744 Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 colin@ccameronlaw.com 454124 ON 10/6,13/2013 16 Okeechobee News October 6, 2013 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Shop here first! 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R E D Over 100 Listings WATERFRONT GEM! Simply Pristine 2 Bd/ 2 Bath, two story charmer. 1402 SF Under Air 1835 TLA. CBS w/hardyplank, 20’ high TN River rock Fireplace, F & B screen porches. Double pane insulated windows, Poured block w/ steel const. Energy Efficient. Metal roof, paver driveway, corner lot. 12x16 Wooley Shed, Seawall, dock. MLS 207320 $179,000 Adjoining waterfront lot for sale also, MLS 207321. Call Lori (863) 634-1457 LEASING – 2860 SF EXCELLENT LOCATION PROFESSIONAL BUILDING WITH 10 OFFICES, CONFERENCE ROOMS, AND KITCHEN. This building could be leased as one business or it could be leased for two businesses. Front: 2100 SF Back: 760 SF Garage: 776 SF. Leasing includes electric, water/sewer, lawn maintenance, garbage pickup. century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 5003-H: Sunrise Estates freshly painted 3 bd, 2 ba CBS home on 1.22+/-acre. 2133 total sq ft/1501 under air. Recently remodeled. On a canal! New oors, fenced yard and more. $145,000 MLS #207229 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 5008-M: Pioneer Estates 2/2 DW on acre with two sheds. Additional acre in the back available for $15,000. $45,900 NOW $40,000 MAKE OFFER! MLS #206211 5058-M: Lake Montaza Investors Special! Two SWMH on 4.88 acres. Both are 2 br, 1 ba, property is fenced. Call today to make arrangements to see. $65,000 MLS #207176 1008-H: In town Beautiful landscaped 2 bd, 2 ba CBS home on large fenced lot, extra room could be third bdrm, large living rm, family room, screen porch and large shed. $190,000 MLS # 207126 5007-H: Basswood 3 bd, 2 ba CBS home in move in condition with appliances. 1152 total sq ft/1112 under air on lg lot. Lg closets, ergo/ inyl oor, inside laundry rm and more. $69,000 MLS #207260 2000-C: Taylor Creek Condominium upstairs 1 bd, 1 ba apartment, 680 total sq ft, screen pool area, boat ramp, boat dock, rim canal. $47,500 MLS #207066 • Basswood lots starting at $4,900 • Potter Rd (NW 30th Ter) 5+/acres $38,000 • 319+/-acres on Hwy 441 N $4,000,000 • 55+/-acres on SR 710 $330,000. Make Offer! • Foreclosure Taylor Creek Captive Lake Residential Lot $9,900 NOW 8,900 • Foreclosure Viking 1.25 acre (308nd St) $2,587 • Okeechobee Pk (NW 4th St) Residential Lot $6,000 • In town lot (SW 5th St) $3,900 MLS #206637 • Fenced 57.80+/acres on a paved road, used to graze large animals. $750,000 Find your dream home here! Location, Location, Location Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com 17 Okeechobee News October 6, 2013


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Whats your favorite spot to take photographs in the Lake Okeechobee area? Do you frequent a storm water treatment area, a state park, an animal attraction? Do you stop on the side of the road to take photos of wildlife or owers? Share your favorite photos with the contest! Speci cations: Submit digital photos as jpg images, at least 8 inches wide and at least 200 dpi (or larger). Include your name, email address, where the photo was taken and what you like best about taking photos there. Photos must be taken in the Lake Okeechobee area, which includes Palm Beach County, Martin County, Okeechobee County, Hendry County and Glades County. Email your entry (with photos as jpg attachments) to GO@newszap.com. Contest deadline is Oct. 25, 2013. Sponsored by: A Guide to Area Entertainment & Atrractions e best photos will be featured in future editions of Going Out: A Guide to Area Attractions and Entertainment. 18 Okeechobee News October 6, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsYearling avenged an early season loss to the Brighton Charter School with a 25-15 and 25-21 victory in middle school volleyball action Thursday in Okeechobee. Rachel Bryan led the way with solid play w ith digs and kills at the net. Yearling also did a good job at the service line and minimized mistakes. The Lady Seminoles again showed tremendous talent and resolve as they battled pointfor-point in the second game behind strong team play and the efforts of Raeley Matthews, Sunni Bearden and Aleina Micco. Yearling coach Kellyann Campbell said the match was played at a high level with a lot of really good volleys. She said it was nice to see her team respond to better opposition as they covered the court, struck the ball cleanly and played a good volleyball game. “The girls were very focused and they w ere ready. This was the nal home game for the eighth graders and they wanted to win this match in their own gym,” she said. Campbell said she actually loved to see the tougher competition. She said the Lady Bulls noticed when the Seminoles raised the level of their play and it was a good test for them. “I tried to calm them down and told them to quit watching the scoreboard and to play their game. The team got shook up a little bit, but they took care of it in the end,” she added. Yearling took an early lead in the rst game 4-1 only to see Pemayetv Emahakv go on a 6-2 run to tie the game at 7-7. An ace by Bearden gave the Seminoles their only lead. From there Yearling went on an 18-7 run behind strong serves by Artha Jonassaint, and by showing re and determination. The second game was a classic nail biter as both teams raised their level of play. A block by Bryan tied the score at 4. A run of serves by Stephanie Ruiz built an 8-4 lead for the Lady Bulls. Bearden’s nice dig helped pull Brighton to within 9-5. Matthews kill made it 16-9 Yearling. Micco’s run of serves helped Brighton pull to within 17-15. Bryan’s kill and an ace by Tori Garcia gave YMS a 10-15 lead. Bearden and Matthews had points to pull Brighton to within 23-19. YMS nally put the match away on a winner by Megan Hargraves. Bryan said the victory gave her a great feeling because her team worked very hard to get to this point and improved as the season progressed. She was slowed in the rst matchup between the school by a muscle pull but really put her all into this match. “Competition makes you better and we knew we had to be better today. There was a lot of talent on the court and next year we’ll welcome those players because there are some very talented players over there,” she added. Bryan said she played music all afternoon long to stay focused. She praised her teammates for being well prepared for this match. “Our team uplifts each other when things get tough. Volleyball is my sport. I love to play it. It’s the sport all of my family played and it keeps me going,” she added. Y earling volleyball team defeats Pemayetv Emahak v Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySunni Bearden (right) and Caroline Sweat (left) were key players for Pemayetv Emahakv in their match with Yearling Thursday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySunni Bearden hits a volley as her teammates Cady Osceola (2) and Aleina Micco (13) look on Thursday.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 561.747.1232 Monday Evening Hours Now Available!€ Face Li € Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Li/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Li € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers 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 19 Okeechobee News October 6, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Makayla Root and Cheyenne Nunez played strong at the net and Brianna Nunez made some exceptional digs as the Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans fought off Sebring in a ve-set thriller, 25-20, 25-19, 1425, 21-25, and 15-8 in high school volleyball action Thursday night in Okeechobee. Okeechobee won the rst two games and played at a very high level in the second game only to see Sebring respond with strong efforts in the third and fourth game. OHS coach Taylor Pritchard said she was concerned that history might have been repeating itself as Okeechobee hasn't been able to nish off victories this year. "When we played Sebring two weeks ago, they won the rst two games, and then we won the third. When we won the rst two games tonight I said we're them. It seems to be our pattern, win two and then lose three in a row," she noted. Pritchard told the girls they need to break this trend and pull this match out. She said they needed a little push and she was very proud of their effort. Okeechobee trailed in the rst game 4-1 and 8-6 before they nally tied the match at 16. Root's kill gave them an 18-16 lead and they went on to the ve-point win. In the second game Okeechobee controlled from the start with leads of 6-2, 9-4 and 12-5 after a kill by Cheyenne Nunez. Root's block gave them a 19-15 lead and a kill by Baylee Farless closed out the game at 25-19. Root said Sebring beat Okeechobee the rst time and she knew they were a tough team. She said she has gained con dence and is constantly trying to get better so she can interest some college recruiters. "We played well in that second game. After that we stopped talking and got down a bit, but we nally pushed through in that last game," she added. Root stands nearly 6-feet tall but said it is the jumping ability that matters when you play volleyball. Pritchard praised Root for her court awareness because she always knows where the opponents are around the net. "She was on tonight and she pays attention so she can place balls in good places," she added. Delaney Osceola also earned praise for her defensive play. Sebring dominated the third game from start to nish and led for much of the fourth game, 3-0, and 10-9. A couple of service faults by Okeechobee gave Sebring a fourpoint advantage and then went on from there. Okeechobee took command in the fth game with leads of 4-0 and 10-4 behind kills by Erin Hudson, and Root. Sebring cut the lead to 13-8 before Okeechobee nished off the match on a kill by Cheyenne Nunez. Pritchard said she has told the girls to play hard but leave some room for adrenaline to kick in, "If you play 100-percent it is too much when the adrenaline kicks in. I remind them not to freak out, play calm and controlled and that is what wins volleyball matches." Okeechobee also won the junior varsity contest 25-20 and 25-16. OHS volleyballers down Sebring Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy(Brianna Nunez (left) and Cheyenne Nunez (right) played great on defense as Okeechobee overcame Sebring Thursday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLexi Ward celebrates a point early in the match with Sebring. The teams battled for over two hours before a winner was decided Thursday. Crafters wanted for BazaarPeace Lutheran Church will have a Quilt and Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Breakfast and lunch will be sold and there will be a White Elephant Sale as well as crafts, plants, art, jewelry and beautiful quilts. A limited number of tables will be for rent to crafters at $10 each. Call Dottie at 863-532-8100.OHS Class of 1984 reunion plannedThe Okeechobee High School Class of 1984 is planning a reunion. For the Class of 1984 Reunion information please see Facebook CLASS OF "84" REUNION or if you do not have a Facebook call 863-801-4589. The reunion will be held Nov. 1 and Nov. 2.