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Friday, October 11, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 122 15.79 feetLast Year: 15.92 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Without taking an of cial vote Thursday, the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners agreed to continue with their plans for a new building to house the Okeechobee County Property Appraiser, Tax Collector and Driver's License of ces. County Administrator Robbie Chartier explained that while all of the contractor bids came back over the $1.8 million the commission had planned to spend on the project, there are suf cient funds in the capital outlay budget to accept the bid by Ralph Della-Pietra Inc. in the amount of $2,098,000. The lowest bid of $2,096,000 from MVP Contractors was rejected because it did not meet the roof speci cations, she explained. Commissioner Bryant Culpepper and Commission Chairman Frank Irby both wanted to delay the project, but for different reasons. "I think we could postpone it until times get better," said Commissioner Culpepper. "I can only assume from past experience that we will have change orders that could bump the price up even higher. "It would be like sticking ngers in both o f the eyes of the taxpayer if we go along with this," he said. The commissioner suggested the county delay the building project for two years and watch the economy. "Nobody on this board knows where this economy is going," Commissioner Culpepper said. He also suggested the commission consider moving the $1.8 million from the capital outla y budget into operating expenses, a move that County moves ahead with building plansBass tourney a success ... Page 16 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A long investigation ended Tuesday afternoon when 12.05-pounds of methamphetamine was seized and seven people were arrested on felony drug traf cking and possession charges. The con scated meth was in powder form and had an estimated street value of $258,000, said a detective with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO). The Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force was assisted in this investigation by agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). "The seized meth was in powder form and they were going to convert it to ice," said OCSO Detective Sergeant Jimmie Mills. Ice is the crystallized form of meth. Arrested Oct. 8 were: Adolfo Ayala Jr., 22, N.W. 24th Ave., Okeechobee; Jonna Leigh Kimla, 24, N.W. Seventh St., Okeechobee; Julio Cesar Luna, 28, Ohland Ave., Lorida; Mike Lewis Ramirez, 26, Wren Ave., Duncanville, Texas; Raul Aaron Rios, 26, also of Texas; Edgar Sanchez Segura, 26, N.W. 46th Ave., Okeechobee; and Oscar Segura, 21, S.E. 21st Court, Okeechobee. Their charges and bonds are: Ayala: conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine 400 grams or more; traf cking in methamphetamine 400 grams or more; and, own/rent a structure for the purpose of traf cking methamphetamine. His bond was set at $750,000. Kimla: possession of methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance (hydromorphone); and, possession of drug paraphernalia, which is a misdemeanor. Her bond was set at $65,000. She was also arrested on a Department of Corrections (DOC) warrant charging her with violation of probation grand theft- rearm. She is being held without bond on that charge. Seven arrested in meth bust Mike Ramirez Raul Rios Edgar Segura Oscar Segura Julio Luna Jonna Kimla Adolfo Ayala Courtesy photo/ OCSOOkeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce K-9 Remi helped in the seizure of more than 12 pounds of powder methamphetamine (pictured above) Tuesday, Oct. 8, from a mobile home in Playland Park. See METH — Page 5 See COUNTY — Page 5Man accused of stealing gold coins ... Page 8

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Today: Clear. High of 88F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Clear in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.Extended ForecastSaturday: Partly cloudy. High of 86F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NE in the afternoon. Saturday Night: Overcast. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Sunday: Clear. High of 86F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. 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. Lordy Lordy Look Whos Forty We love you and are so proud of all that you have accomplished in life. You are the best son EVER and best grandson EVER! Love Momma and Grandma SHELBY DUNSON BIRTHDAY 2 Okeechobee News October 11, 2013 Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESStudents of the weekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Oct. 11 include: kindergarten students, Francisco Montoya, Brandon Sixto, J.J. Amman, Samin Islam, Arely Flores, Luis Angel Castaneda Gomez; rst graders, Felicia Mckinney, Nevaeh Rodriguez, Thomas Crum, Lucas Brown; second grade students, Nayeli Ochoa, Star Phillips, Adolfo Villegas, Analis Guerrero, Colton Collins, Emma Meeks, Abigail Medrano; third graders, Kaylee Stevens, Derrell Davis, Jasmine Corona, Taryanna Pryor, Cariah Rodriguez, Kathleen Brege, Emily Bianco; fourth grade students, Miguel Alvarez, Riley Schlosser, Adrian Santamaria, Juliana Sontai-Perez; fth grade students, Eduardo Nemec, Francisco Lopez-Diaz, Jace Selph and Iris Celestino. Congratulations to our many outstanding students.

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Shutdown They’re changing the name of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW from the White House t o the Spite House.  Obama tried to close the OCEAN and b lame it on the Republicans. The guy is out of control. He is doing everything he can t o try to upset people. Maybe if he skipped t hose Christmas vacations to Hawaii, they c ould get the de cit down a bit!  On the plus side, since the shutdown s tarted, Obama hasn’t played a round of golf, as he does almost every weekend. And t here was no fancy night at a restaurant for t he president and Mrs. Obama, who marked t heir 21st wedding anniversary Thursday. If y ou remember, one such “date night” cost t he taxpayers $73.000.  Shame on the administration for the refusal to pay for the funerals for military s ervice members killed in action. The bill funding the military provided funds for that t o make sure such a thing would not happen, but the Obama administration chose to refuse to pay for the funerals or for the family members to y to the military services w hen the bodies arrive back in the U.S. The Obama administration has no respect for t he military and no respect for the American people.  The administration “barry-caded” t he World War II memorial to keep Honor F light veterans from visiting their memorial, b ut welcomed illegal immigrants for a rally on the National Mall. They insult the greatest generation and welcome people who b roke the law of this country to illegally ent er. What does that say about the president’s priorities?  I am an old person. I remember the 1960s and all the protests. I did not march on W ashington then, but I am ready to march on Washington now. I am so sick and tired of the way the Obama administration treats t he American people that I am ready to head t o D.C. and join the protests. Of course, if I participate in “sit in,” someone will probably have to help me back up.Power outages I don’t know about the rest of you, but Florida Plunder and Loot electricity supply is absolutely lthy lately. Between the brown outs and the power surges, it’s just terrible. Oh yeah, I called. The response? “It must be on your side.”  Something is going on and I wish they would get it xed before they ZAP something in my home. All I was asked, “Would you be interested in purchasing our surge protection insurance?”  I did some research and saved my money and bought a number of Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPSs). Battery back-ups the good ones that are an isolated power supply. That means that the bad-evil FP&L wall current is not what is powering the things connected. My phone, sat-TV, DVD player, stereo, all computers, device chargers, etc. are connected to these UPS boxes. When the brown-outs, or surges happen, I can tell by the kitchen light and/or the ceiling fans. The UPS will sound an alarm when the voltage spikes, drops, or is not between 110 and 125 volts, and displays the input voltage. I have plenty of time to shut down anything connected, and if I turn the UPS off, then no spike in the world will get through because the devices are not connected to the FP&L powered wall sockets.  Now just today, Donald Trump had a nice word for FP&L. He tweeted, “In my opinion, one of the worst utility companies in the country is Florida Power and Light.”  If “The Donald” is complaining too, it seems the problem is not just in the rural areas!Skunk Ape Well I was glad to read in the paper that there has been a sighting of the Skunk Ape. No one had reported seeing him in a while and I was worried something might have happened to him. Of course, like his cousins Bigfoot and Sasquatch, the Skunk Ape is very shy and likes to keep to himself. We’re happy to hear the Skunk Ape is apparently alive and well as the Skunk Ape stories add to the charm of Okeechobee.Regatta The regatta was a blast, just a great day with the family. Anyone who missed it should mark their calendars for next year’s regatta on Oct. 4, 2014. It’s just good clean, sometimes wet, fun. Fall and footballHow sweet it is! Fall is here ... even in Florida. We don’t have the changing colors of leaves, but we do have football! Ah, the anticipation of watching our chosen teams play in great hopes of them winning. It makes you so proud to be on the winning team’s side. But not only do we have football here in Okeechobee, the town seems to come alive with all kinds of activities this time of year. The shing, the Minimal Regatta, Fall Fests, sales everywhere, from now ’til after Christmas, concerts, the Community Theater has two plays coming up in November and December, Gathering in Grace has a large concert coming up in November in the City Park, churches will be sponsoring Halloween programs to keep children safe and provide entertainment, fun, and let us not forget ... lots of candy! Our Northern friends will be here again, so that means more yard sales and craft sales. Clubhouses will be lled with chatter as they all gather together and talk about where they’ve been and what they’ve done. Group trips will be planned, dinners and games and swimming in the pools. But most of all football. Then there’s the crispness of Fall air. As the weather cools down, so do tempers. People don’t seem as angry as they do when it’s hot and miserable. Too bad it can’t be Fall all year long. But that’s the way God created it. Seasons change, but He never does. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Isn’t that wonderful?! Of all the things that change, the seasons, our lives, and in the whole world, we can trust a God who never changes. He is faithful, He is Almighty, He is ever presen t and He loves us! It doesn’t get any better than tha t ... unless you don’t know Him. If you don’t kno w Him, you can’t experience or enjoy the joy and comfort of having Him in your life. Just look around you and you can see th e beauty and splendor of His creation. From th e tiniest bug to the tallest mountain. Now man made buildings, but God gave man a brain to b e able to think, design, and create such things. “A scientist challenged God one day. He told God ‘I can do anything you can’ and God said ‘Okay, make a man’. So the scientist bent down to scoop up some dirt and God said, ‘Oh,no. Make your own dirt!’” Man can do nothing without God. You can live without Him and you can boast of all your accomplishments, but you will never get to Heaven without Jesus Christ. Everything you have comes from God, your life, your money, house, car and He can take any of it away at any given time. Read your bible. From Genesis to Revelation you can read how God made man for His pleasure, to fellowship with, to love and cherish, to care for and nurture. Start in the book of John and read how to form a relationship with God’s only Son, Jesus Christ, so you can enjoy the presence of God. Jesus tells us, “No man comes to the Father but through Me.” Now, I love football, but the love of God is better than any game!! And I don’t have to guess a t the outcome ... I already know! Happy Fall, Okeechobee Jesus loves you and so do I, Cheryl Gawda October 11, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Adopt a pink hydrantOperation Pink Fire Hydrant has kicked off the next phase of this project. For a recommended donation of $100 to one of the following organizations, Okeechobee Hospice, Heroes for Hope, and Martha’s House, a volunteer crew will come out and paint a re hydrant of your choice and location. This keeps the money in our community to be used by the citizens of Okeechobee. The success of this project so far has been not only gratifying but inspiring. To sponsor or dedicate a painted re hydrant call 863-763-2300. “Early Detection Saves Lives! It saved mine!” says Sharon Wallace (pictured). Special to the Okeechobee News

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w ould require a 4-1 “super majority” vote, but found no support for that suggestion. Chairman Irby also opposed accepting the construction bid. “I think this is the wrong time to do it,” he said. “I think it sends the wrong signal.” The chairman said he had been in favor of the building project when it was proposed earlier in the year. “The economic recovery of Okeechobee is so-so,” he said. “Mostly what I hear from folks in the community is ‘why would we do this now?’ “I am opposed to doing it at this price,” he continued. “We started at $1.5 million. W e added to that budget to add space. I just don’t think we can do it right now. I suggest w e defer it. “If we choose to spend capital dollars, why not spend it on something we already own, like Okee-Tantie,” Chairman Irby said. “I would prefer to spend money on something that is a very valuable asset to this community.” Chairman Irby said if they make the needed improvements and run the campground ef ciently, it could make money for the county. Commissioner Joey Hoover said he would like to go ahead with the building project, but wanted to keep it on budget. “Let’s give staff some time to give us options,” he said. He said they might be able to make modi cations in the building plan that could get the cost down. He went on to say he thinks the county needs the new building. “The policy of ‘make do and get by’ ends up costing us more in the long run,” he said. He said the money in the capital outlay account is earning less than 1 percent interest and building costs keep going up. If they delay the project, it will cost even more than the current bids, he said. Commissioner Ray Domer was in favor of accepting the bid. “If the dollar continues to in ate, the building will be worth double what we paid for it in a short period of time,” he said. “The cost to do business is going up. Things like this are not going to be this price again. “When we built the emergency operations center, we were catching a lot of ak,” he said. “Had we not done it then, we would have a problem now.” Mr. Domer said the county will get more value for the money by not waiting. With two opposing the building project and two in favor, that left Commissioner Margaret Helton to be the deciding voice. “I want to move forward with this,” said Commissioner Helton of the building project. She added that she would like to see i f there are options to bring the cost down. The board has 42 days to accept or reject the bids. County staff was directed to investigate options for lowering the construction cost, then bring the information back for the next board meeting. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hwy 98 N Okeechobee(Next to Livestock Market) 34TH ANNUAL CHICK GIVE-A-WAYCUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAYS!Walpole Feed & Supply Co.763-6905 HUGE SAVINGS plus FREE CHICKS to our VALUED CUSTOMERS!Friday, Oct. 25th & Saturday, Oct. 26th MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Oct. 11TH Thurs., Oct. 17THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “GRAVITY”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “ INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG-13 PG 5 Okeechobee News October 11, 2013  Luna: conspiracy to traf ck in methamphetamine; traf cking in methamphetamine 400 grams or more; own/rent a structure for the purpose of traf cking methamphetamine; traf cking in methamphetamine (four counts); sale of methamphetamine; and, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. His bond was set at $1,350,500. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving while license suspended. His bond was set at $500 on that charge.  Ramirez: conspiracy to traf ck in methamphetamine; traf cking methamphetamine 400 grams or more; and, own/ rent a structure for the purpose of traf cking methamphetamine. His bond was set at $750,000.  Rios: conspiracy to traf ck in methamphetamine; traf cking methamphetamine 400 grams or more; and, own/rent a structure for the purpose of traf cking methamphetamine. His bond was set at $750,000.  Edgar Segura: conspiracy to traf ck in methamphetamine; traf cking methamphetamine 400 grams or more; and, own/ rent a structure for the purpose of traf cking methamphetamine. His bond was set at $750,000.  Oscar Segura: conspiracy to traf ck in methamphetamine; traf cking methamphetamine 400 grams or more; own/rent a structure for the purpose of traf cking methamphetamine; sale of methamphetamine; and, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. His bond was set at $950,000. All seven are still being held in the Okeechobee County Jail. Sgt. Mills said these arrests are not connected with last week’s arrest of four people w ho were actively cooking meth in a home at 1742 S.W. 24th Ave. in Okeechobee. When asked about the number of arrests on meth charges recently by the task force, Sgt. Mills explained that the use of meth is on the upswing because it’s become easy to make it. “What you’re seeing now is the ability to manufacture meth has become simpler since the one-pot cook,” said the detective. “People are now able to cook meth in 45 minutes to an hour. The ingredients are cheaper and it’s cheaper to manufacture. “But,” he added, “the street price hasn’t changed.” Arrest reports by task force detectives indicate the 12 pounds of meth was actually found in a mobile home at 2828 N.W. 46th Ave. The OCSO Special Response Team executed a search warrant on that mobile home, but no one was found inside. Besides the meth, a subsequent search of the residence by task force detectives, along with FDLE and DEA agents, reportedly turned up: digital scales; two large cooking pots; a large fan; a trash bag containing three cans of acetone; a large plastic tub; large metal screeners; and, measuring cups. Also found were documents belonging to Edgar Segura, who is the registered owner of the home, stated the reports. A second search warrant was served on a home at 3573 N.W. 24th Ave. where law enforcement reportedly found Ayala, Edgar Segura, Rios and Ramirez. Arrest reports state various types of drug paraphernalia were found in the home. “I’m very proud of the narcotics task force, Special Response Team and the many deputies who helped with this investigation,” said Sheriff Paul May. “We intercepted this shipment before it could be distributed to our citizens. All of the of cers on this case did an outstanding job.” Sgt. Mills said this investigation is continuing and that federal authorities are actively involved. He went on to say this case could possibly be prosecuted at the federal level, but that hasn’t been decided yet. All of the suspects in this case are scheduled to appear in circuit court on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 9 a.m. While this was a large bust, it was not the county’s largest meth seizure. The task force’s largest meth seizure was on March 15, 2010, when they found 22.7 pounds of meth hidden in special compartments in the oorboard of a GMC Yukon driven by Rafaela Huerta-Aranda of Okeechobee. It turned out Huerta-Aranda brought the methamphetamine to Okeechobee from Mexico, and that she was a courier for a Lake Wales man. METHContinued From Page 1 COUNTYContinued From Page 1 Food bank offers help with applying for assistanceThe Treasure Coast Food Bank is going to be at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E., on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 until 3:30 p.m. Sandra Iglesias will help people with the SNAP program: such as applying and recerti cation for food stamps and temporary cash assistance. She will also make appointments for the Health Navigator Program for people who need health insurance. For information, call 863-467-1026. “It would be like sticking ngers in both eyes of the taxpayer if we go along with this.”— County Commissioner Bryant Culpeppe r

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Eagles host steak dinnerCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will be serving choice rib eye steak, shrimp or sh dinners starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 Entertainment will be provided by Sax on The Beach. Saturday, Oct. 12, we will be serving a Tony Roma rib dinner with two sides by Ken and Fran. Entertainment will be by Carl Cable. Sunday, Oct. 13, we are serving down-home fried chicken dinners from 2 until 6 p.m. by Ed and Noni. Tuesday, Oct. 15, is the weekly dart tournament with hamburgers being served. The public is welcome. Tuesday's proceeds go to breast cancer research, and the rest go to community and national charity funds. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Medicare program offeredA representative from the Area Agency on Aging's SHINE program will be at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., Friday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. to provide a Medicare 101 presentation. For information, contact Darlene Forage, SHINE project director, at 772-349-5073.Quarter auction is Oct. 11Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star, will host a quarter auction on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The auction will begin at 7 p.m. Numerous vendors are expected for this evening of fun and great prizes. Bidding paddles are only $2 and our kitchen will be open serving hot dogs, chili dogs, chips and drinks. A dessert table will showcase many homemade items from our great cooks. Bring your quarters we'll have plenty of change for paper money, too and join us w hile supporting the charities of the Eastern Star. For information, contact Mary Ann Holt at 863-763-5210.Dinner-dance gala 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 (863-763-2984) or at Hospice on Southeast Fourth St. Call Hospice at 863-467-2321 for information. Social hour will be from 6 until 7 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m., and will be 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 until 7 p.m. with dinner for a $7 donation. There will be a 50/50 drawing and an auction for all members and quali ed guests. All proceeds go to Moose Charities and Community Service.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.Animal 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. Pre-register online at http://www. oridastatefairag.com/ethics. For information, contact Debbie Clements at 863-763-6469. Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo Oct. 13 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 dining room patrons.Masons hosting breakfastThe Masonic Lodge, located at 107 N.W. Fifth St., will host a breakfast with all the xins Sunday, Oct. 13 for $6 per plate. The public is welcomed and carry-out is available. Breakfast will be served from 8 until 11 a.m. All proceeds go to local Mason giving.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 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 863763-2893 to RSVP. 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.Leslie Arnold, 72OKEECHOBEE Leslie Arnold of Okeechobee died October 8, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Okeechobee. Mr. Arnold was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Oleta Arnold; sister, Marjorie McClure; and nephew, Edgar Thomas. He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Rita Thomas, Roy Thomas (Colleen), Leon Thomas (Sandy), Wanda "Susie" Sellers (Wilburn), Esta Huls (Jamie), Debbie Arnold, William "Booster" Thomas (Annie) and William McClure; and many great nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to thank Janet, Cindy, Carol and Rhonda of Okeechobee Senior Services for all the love and support they have given Leslie over the past years. It was so greatly appreciated. God bless you all. The family will receive friends 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. 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 Florida 34972 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. 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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man charged with molesting a young girl is being held without bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. Julio Olvera, 18, N.W. 42nd Ave., Okeechobee, w as arrested Tuesday, Oct. 8, on one felony count of lewd and lascivious molestation victim under 12 and offender 18 years of age or older. An arrest report by Detective John Fisher, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated Olvera touched the 11-year-old child inappropriately while she pretended to be asleep. The detective’s report also indicated that the molestation was restricted to touching. According to the detective the victim pretended to be asleep because she was scared. The child reportedly said she moved her feet and legs around in an attempt to stop Olvera, but that did not work. 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 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 ealthcare services with a personal t ouch for more than 30 y ears Emergenc y Services 24 hrs /7 da y s a week O r thopedics Introducin g Dr. Ben j amin Epstein Ph y sical, Occupational & Speech Therap y R a diolog y Services Accredited b y the A merican College of Radiolog y in : C T Scan, Digita l Mammograp h y, MRI, Nuc l ear Me d icine, & U l trasoun d S urgical Services Minimall y Invasive Procedures/ Inpatient and Outpatient Service s Occupational Health / Workers Compensatio n W e Treat Kids To o Available year-round at orida.newszap.com R H H H R C S M 8 Okeechobee News October 11, 2013 The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College will kick off its full season of offerings with Open Houses held the week of Oct. 21-25 at all ve IRSC campuses. Free and open to the public, men and women age 50 and better are invited to join the group for coffee and conversation and learn about the more than 45 programs being offered in 2013-2014. All of the open houses will be held in the morning from 9:30-11 a.m. On Monday, Oct. 21 in Stuart, the group will meet in the W olf High Technology Center Auditorium on the Chastain Campus; Tuesday, Oct. 22 in Vero Beach at the Richardson Center, Auditorium, Mueller Campus; Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby, Main Campus, Ft. Pierce; on Thursday, Oct. 24 in Port St. Lucie the open house will take place in the Schreiber Conference Center on the Pruitt Campus; and, on Friday, Oct. 25 in Okeechobee at the Williamson Center on the Dixon Hendry Campus of IRSC. To RSVP, you may phone the main ofce at 772-462-7880 or go online at www. irscfoundation.org by Oct. 18. The open houses are opportunities to meet members and peer leaders, tour the facilities, enjoy refreshments and register. The purpose of the Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning is to deliver peer-driven programs that enhance the knowledge and social experiences of its members, and increase community awareness and appreciation of IRSC. Volunteers lead a wide variety of member-requested offerings on topics including computer, history, current events, music, wellness, literature and art. The offerings are designed for men and women age 50 and better and do not apply to any IRSC degree or credit program. Hosted by IRSC, The Fielden Institute is a program of the IRSC Foundation. IRSC Lifelong Learning Program hosts open houses By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man was arrested after he apparently bought a car by using stolen gold coins. William Dakota Fulwider, 19, S.W. 10th St., was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 8, on a felony charge of grand theft. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a $5,000 bond. An arrest report by Ofcer Michael Jordan, from the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated Fulwider is accused of stealing Mexican gold coins from a local residence that had a total value of about $10,000. Sometime after the alleged theft, stated the report, Fulwider purchased a car. The report does not indicate the price of the vehicle, or if Fulwider paid cash for the vehicle or nanced it. The of cer’s report went on to state that Fulwider is unemployed and has no way to get money. Man accused of stealing $10,000 in gold coins William Fulwider Man arrested for allegedly touching child Julio Olvera Craft Fair in the Woods setCraft Fair in the Woods will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Freedom Ranch, 11655 U.S. 441 S.E. There will be handmade and home made items, with Christmas decor, jewelry, woodcrafts, ne art, baked goods and so much more. For information on the event or to become a vendor, call 863-763-9800.V.F.W. to host euchre clubV.F.W. Post 10539, on 441 S. will start its euchre club on Monday, Oct. 14 for the fall. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Irene at 863-801-4863.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HEALTH CARE CONVENIENT AND ACCESSIBLE: METCARE OF OKEECHOBEE To schedule an appointment call (863) 763-6431. In the event of a medical emergency, call 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. Dedicated to health care. Committed to caring. Why MetCare?MetCare offers a highly skilled team of health care professionals right here in Okeechobee to meet your health care needs, including hospital admissions and follow-up care. We’ll help you make the best There are many reasons why a woman may have a hysterectomy, a surgical procedure to remove part or all of the uterus. According to Board Certied Gynecologist James Bradeld, the most common are bleeding abnormalities, tumors or enlargements of the uterus, problems with endometriosis, pelvic adhesions and pelvic infections. Dr. Bradeld performs laparoscopic hysterectomies at Raulerson Hospital. The benets of performing a hysterectomy using a laparoscope vs. the open abdominal Common reasons for a hysterectomyincision include a smaller incision site, less bleeding, and a quicker recovery. In fact most laparoscopic hysterectomies are performed as outpatient procedures, meaning no hospital stay is necessary. Dr. Bradeld has more than 30 years of experience in his eld. He presents his patients with options and treats them in a personal yet professional manner. If you are facing surgery, consider that Raulerson Hospital has been named a Top Performer by The Joint Commission on Key Quality Measures including Surgical Care. GYNECOLOGY Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health Issues J E. B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Infertility • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL • 863-763-8000 CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS specialsections. newszap.com View all of our special sections online! 9 Okeechobee News October 11, 2013 OYLS Cattle BattleThe Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center hosted the 2013 Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show (OYLS) Cattle Battle Sept. 20 & 21. The show drew 90 competitors and 150 head of livestock from all over the state. The show is one of six in the Junior Florida Cattleman’s Association’s Honor Show Cow Series. Several Okeechobee youths participated in the show, and Carolanne Lundy of Okeechobee showed the Grand Champion steer. Proceeds from the show help fund the Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show. Special to the Okeechobee News

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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. FAMILY MEDICINE For more information, contact 863.763.3134 or email ”bizsearch@newszap.com 10 Okeechobee News October 11, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Brahmans face a must w in for any playoff hope tonight when they tangle with district opponent Port St. Lucie. Both teams are 1-1 in the district this year. Port St. Lucie is 1-3 and Okeechobee record sits at 1-4. The Jaguars are led by quarterback Tyrell Moring who is a dual threat. He has struggled w ith passing, but rushed for 122 yards two weeks ago against Jensen Beach. Fritz Nonombre is their leading inside rusher. Tavon Lindsey had an interception return for a touchdown in recent games. Place kicker Donald Delahoye has connected on a 46-yard eld goal this year. The Jaguars lost to Heritage-Palm Bay, 51-7 last year. They defeated Jensen Beach 17-14, lost to Treasure Coast 20-10 and lost to Palm Bay 30-6 earlier in the year. Okeechobee has made some changes to their game plan for tonight's game. They intend to add some Wing-T formations and basic misdirection plays. The coaches hope to get more touches for players like Drayton Billie, Khalil Smith and Adrian Minondo. They think that will allow them to do a better job of game management where they can control the football and shorten the game. Coach Chris Branham said his mistake of trying to throw the football near the half against Heritage is something he won't do again. The Panthers intercepted a pass and scored a touchdown as they put up 14 points in the nal minute of the rst half to break open a close game. He said the Brahman wide receiver corps is already thin and will be missing top threat E.J. Neal due to a thigh bruise tonight. The team does expect to get Edrick Neal back to help on the offensive line. He has battled a knee injury. Branham said he expects to have one wide receiver sets, and could use both of his tight ends at times. The Brahmans still intend to run some I-formation and utilize fullback Cory Vickers. Branham said Port St. Lucie has good athletes and some speed that his team will have to contain the Jaguars' playmakers in order to be successful. "We just have to take care of our assignments, contain their speed and can't make silly penalties. We need to put our heart into it and give more attention to detail," he suggested. Branham said the off wee k gave the coaching staff more time to focus on fundamentals, tackling, blocking and assignments. The Brahmans have four straight games of district play and know they can't afford another loss. "I feel we're capable of being the district runner-up this year. The opportunity is out there for us, we just have to go after it," he added. The Brahmans also invite the public to support the Okeechobee Touchdown Club being formed by Joe Levy. The group plans to hold fundraisers to help the football program. Tonight's game kicks off at 7 p.m. There is a charge for parking and admission. Brahmans Jaguars tilt a must win for OHS Okeechobee Retired Educators to meetThe Okeechobee Retired Educators will be meeting on Monday, Oct. 14 beginning at 11 a.m. at Beef O'Brady's in the meeting room. Members are reminded to bring their books to be donated to our "Hooked On Books" project. We also have our historic Christmas ornament available for purchase and our monthly collection for "End the Hunger." Any retired educator is invited to come.

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1 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions October 2013 By Andi CooperDucks UnlimitedFor most people, Florida brings to mind one of two images—beaches or Everglades. Florida has more than 11 million acres of wetlands, including tidal marshes, Southern swamps, mangrove swamps, river-side or riparian ooded forests and freshwater marshes. These wetlands make Florida an incredibly diverse state and provide habitat for many species of sh and wildlife, including waterfowl. As the terminus of the Atlantic Flyw ay, Florida can provide important wintering habitat for a variety of waterfowl. For this reason, Ducks Unlimited, the w orld leader in wetlands conservation, has worked with state, federal and priv ate partners across the state to restore and enhance nearly 27,000 acres of important wetland habitat, much of which is open to public hunting. Thanks to its abundant wetlands, waterfowl habitat covers vast expanses of Florida, and hunter success rate is nearly twice the national average. Florida also boasts easier access to hunting areas than in many parts of the country. In general, duck hunting is permitted on any water body that has public access unless it’s closed for a speci c reason such as being in an area where rearms discharge is prohibited. To nd out when and where you can hunt, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s regional o ces. Here we o er a few examples of prime public waterfowling in the Sunshine State. Lake Okeechobee is one of the most popular and historic waterfowling areas in Florida. The lake attracts large numbers of wintering waterfowl which are primarily found in the marshes along the western shore. Large ocks of scaup can be found in the more centrally located, open-water portions of the lake, but they can be challenging to hunt. Lake Okeechobee can o er some excellent duck hunting throughout the season, wintering a signi cant number of birds, including dabblers and some divers. The former are often found along the edge of lake in the marsh, while the latter prefer the open water in the middle of the lake. Big Bend Wildlife Management Area’s (WMA) Hickory Mound Unit is an impounded salt marsh in Taylor County managed to provide habitat for waterfowl and other wetland wildlife. In 2006, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) partnered with Ducks Unlimited to renovate the water control infrastructure and allow improved management for waterfowl. The project was supported by a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Taylor Count y Board of County Commissioners. Other Ducks Unlimited projects improved habitat and hunting opportunities on Lake Miccosukee, T.M. Goodwin WMA and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. T.M. Goodwin WM A is the only area managed by the FWC exclusively for waterfowl. Through a NAWCA grant, Ducks Unlimited helped FWC restore nearly 4,000 acres of marsh from agriculture to waterfowl habita t impoundments. The lakes and marshes of the upper St. Johns River basin have long been recognized among the bes t wintering waterfowl habitat in Florida. Historically, peak duck numbers averaged 15,000 with populations occasional exceeding 30,000. Merritt Island NW R generally holds the state’s largest concentration of pintails, and teal, mottled ducks, wigeon and scaup are frequentl y abundant. In addition to state agency-managed wildlife management areas and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servicemanaged national wildlife refuges, Storm Wate r Treatment Areas managed by the South Florida Wate r Management District in conjunction with the FWC often o er outstanding public hunting opportunities in Palm Beach, Broward and Hendry counties. Free STA permits fo r waterfowl hunting are available through the FWC Total Licensing System a t license.myfwc.com. American wigeon, green-winged and blue-winged teal and northern pintails are often found on these areas. For season dates, bag limits and other regulation information http://myfwc.com/hunting/by-species/ waterfowl/. Abundant wetlands make Florida great for duck hunters Photo courtesy Ducks UnlimitedFlorida’s wetlands provide wintering habitat for a variety of waterfowl. Photo courtesy Ducks UnlimitedIn Florida, hunters nd ducks plentiful, such as this ring neck drake. Photo by Ron BielefeldMottled Ducks can be found in lakes and in storm water treatment areas (STAs).

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7th Annual Cra Fair in the WoodsSaturday,November 9, 20139:00am „ 4:00pmFreedom Ranch11655 Hwy 441 SE € Okeechobee, FL 34974Handmade and HomemadeChristmas Decorations • Jewelry • Woodcrafts Fine Art • Baked and Canned Goods Fabric, Yarn, Paper and Wire Crafts Home and Yard Dcor and so much more Come join us for a day in the woods. Craftsmen and artists will have something just right for you or for those on your Christmas list. Relax in the beautiful surroundings as you enjoy a barbecue dinner and a bowl of swamp cabbage. Experience nature up close on a Swamp Buggy Ride and be intrigued by the talented riders and horses at the Arena Demonstration. There’ll be plenty to do, see and buy for the whole family. Interested in being a vendor? Contact Freedom Ranch/Alpha Ministries 863.763.9800 or craftfairinthewoods@gmail.com 2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions October 2013 October means t h e h unt is on in t h e state of Flori d a By Tony YoungFWCFootball season is in full swing, and the 2013-14 hunting season is cranking up. Zone A is already into general gun season. Three hunting seasons that are just around the corner in other zones: muzzleloading gun, gray squirrel and dove. Immediately following the close of crossbow season in each zone, the muzzleloading gun season begins. Season dates on private lands run Nov. 23 – Dec. 6 in Zone B, Oct. 19 – Nov. 1 in Zone C and Dec. 7-13 in Zone D. During muzzleloading gun season, bows and crossbows are also legal methods of taking game on private lands, in addition to muzzleloaders. But on wildlife management areas (WMAs), only muzzleloaders may be used. The most common types of game to take during muzzleloader season are deer and wild hog. In the deer category, only bucks may be taken, and one antler must be at least 5 inches long above the hairline. The daily bag limit on antlered deer is two. You can hunt wild hogs yearround on private lands, and there are no bag or size limits. For hunting deer, muzzleloaders ring single bullets must be at least .40caliber. Guns ring two or more balls must be 20-gauge or larger. During muzzleloading gun season, you may not use muzzleloaders that take smokeless powder, ones that can be loaded from the breech or those with self-contained cartridge ammunition capabilities. It’s also legal to shoot gobblers and bearded turkeys during muzzleloading gun season. You may take only one per day, and there’s a two-bird, fall-season limit. But you can’t hunt turkeys in Holmes County during the fall or winter. On W MAs, bag limits and antler/size restrictions can di er, so check the specifics of the area before you hunt. Gray squirrel season on private lands starts Oct. 12 statewide and runs through March 2. There’s a daily bag limit of 12 gray squirrels, and shooting fox squirrels is against the law. Legal shooting hours are from a halfhour before sunrise to a half-hour after sunset. Except for turkeys, hunters may take resident game over feed such as corn but only on private lands. No baiting is allowed on WMAs. The rst phase of the mourning and white-winged dove season began Oct. 5 and ends Oct. 28 statewide. Shooting hours during this rst phase are noon to sunset, and there’s a 15-bird daily bag limit. The only rearm you’re allowed to use for hunting doves is a shotgun, but you can’t use one larger than a 10-gauge. Shotguns must be plugged to a threeshell capacity (magazine and chamber combined). You may hunt doves over an agricultural eld, as long as the crop has been planted and manipulated under normal agricultural practices. However, it’s against the law to scatter agricultural products over an area for the purpose of baiting. Some things you can’t do while dove hunting include using ri es, pistols or crossbows; shooting from a moving vehicle; and herding or driving doves with a vehicle. In addition to a Florida hunting license, you’ll need a $5 muzzleloading gun permit to hunt during muzzleloader season. To hunt deer, you need a $5 deer permit, and if you’d like to take a fall turkey, you’ll need a $10 turkey permit ($125 for nonresidents). If you’re going to hunt doves, you’ll need a no-cost migratory bird permit, and if you hunt on a WMA, you also must h ave a management area permit, which costs $26.50. All are available at your local county tax collector’s o ce; through license agents; by calling 888-HUNT-FLORIDA; or by going online to License.MyFWC.com. Area special events... H o t R i d e s a n d H o t D o g s C r u i s e I n Hot Rides and HotDogs Cruise InLABLLE —The South Central Florida Car Club will host it’s monthly Hot Rides and HotDogs Cruise In on Oct. 15 starting at 5 p.m. in Barron Park in LaBelle. All area car lovers are welcome to come and join in. They will be serving up grilled hot dogs that are served with chips and your choice of drinks. For information, call 863-634-1791 or 674-0128. C r a f t F a i r i n t h e W o o d s Craft Fair in the WoodsOKEECHOBEE—Freedom Ranch, 11655 U.S. Highway 441 S.E., will host the Seventh Annual Craft Fair in the Woods on Saturday, Nov. 9. The fair will include handmade and homemade Christmas decorations, jewelry, wood crafts, ne art, baked goods, canned goods, fabric, yarn, paper and wire crafts, home and yard decor and more. Relax in beautiful surrounds as you enjoy a barbecue dinner and a bowl of swamp cabbage. Experience nature close up on a swamp buggy ride and watch talented riders and horses at the arena demonstration. For more information, call 863-763-9800 or email craftfairinthewoods@gmail.com.

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3 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions October 2013 BRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION—Amidst a urry of activity during the month of October, Seminole Casino Brighton (SCB) will hand over the keys to two Chevy Sparks during a Grand Prize drawing here on Saturday, Oct. 26. Casino customers may gain access into the end-of-the-month car drawing by earning daily entries all through October. Named Kelly Blue Book’s “Coolest New Car under $18,000” the Chevy Spark is considered a globe-trotting city car that packs a big punch. As one dreams of winning a new car, one will probably work up a nice appetite and SCB has that covered in a big way at Josiah Restaurant & Lounge. On each Sunday for the next two months from 8 a.m.-10 a.m., Josiah will o er AYCE Pancakes in a “pancake-apalooza” kind of deal. Simply stated, you keep eating them, and they will keep making them. Of course, October also means Oktoberfest celebrations and customers will be able to take advantage of SCB’s Oktoberfest Bu et on Oct. 18 &19, which will feature German specialties like cabbage rolls, schnitzel, pork ribs and the casino’s own Oktoberfest Pizza. And, to be sure, beer and brats will be available in the lounge all month long. Sticking with the food theme, SCB will also mark Halloween with a number of restaurant specials and “Spooktacular” dishes on Oct. 31. On the entertainment side, SCB will conduct Comedy Bingo nights on Oct. 10, 17 and 24 at 6 p.m. Area comedians will be performing for free in the Bingo Hall. Needless to say, there will also be plenty of opportunities to win big money at SCB through the month. On Oct. 11, customers will h ave the chance to “Pick the GM’s Wallet.” Lucky Seminole Player’s Club members will win up to $1,500 in cash or free play. Swipe your card and you just might swipe the General Manager’s (Marty) wallet. The middle of the month will feature the casino’s “Mid-Month Madness Cash Drawings.” Entries can be earned from Oct. 1-15 and at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Oct. 15, drawings will be held for $5,000 in cash. There will be a “Weekend of 50 Winners” on Oct. 19-20. With just one swipe of your card on either day, you could be one of 25 Seminole Player’s Club members to walk o with $100 cash. Also, on Oct. 19, at 6:45 p.m., SCB will host a special Bingo Session. There is a $70 buy in ($75 with computer). Regular games pay $750, plus $13,000 will be available in jackpot games. 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. One must be at least 21-yearsold 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 Brighton Seminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-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, 34974, in Glades County For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-4679998. Or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com. S w a m p D o g g e r s H o g R o u n d U p s e t f o r N o v 1 3 Swamp Doggers Hog Round Up set for Nov. 1-3The Fred Smith Rodeo Arena at the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation will host the Second Annual Swmp Doggers Hog Round Up Nov. 1-3. The participants and their dogs will hunt all weekend and arrive at the arena on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 3, to weigh in their catches. On the day of the weigh in, to make it exciting for spectators, the arena will host several activities that everyone is invited to attend. These events include an open archery competition, a Red Ryder BB gun shoot for the kids, and a BBQ Rib & Swamp Cabbage cook-o Local companies will bring buggies to display to the public and vendors are invited to set up booths. Anyone wishing to participate in any of these events is asked to register by 4 p.m. on Oct. 28. For more information give Fred Smith Rodeo Arena a call at 863-467-6039, an e-mail at KendraMurphy@semtribe.com, or checkout rezrodeo.com. Seminole Casino Brighton giving away 2 Chevy Sparks during active October

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ARTS A LA CARTE! 2013-2014 SEASON Serving Entertainment For All Tastes! 1977 COLLEGE DRIVE BELLE GLADE, FL 33430 BOX OFFICE 561.993.1160 Atlantic City Boys Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30 pm Featuring the hits of The Drifters, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Season and more! FREE Outdoor Concert!!The Long Run: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute BandSaturday, November 23 at 7 pmThe Glades “rst food truck event!Food trucks will be serving from 9:00 9:30 pm!FREE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL & TREE LIGHTING!Thursday, Nov. 14, 5:30 7 pm Kick-off for the 8th Annual Festival of Trees Refreshments, entertainment and tree lighting Bring the family to see Santa arrive on a “re truck! Pictures with Santa THE 25TH ANNUAL LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 pm Sunday, December 8 at 3 pm 4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions October 2013 PERFORMING A RTSPlays, concerts and more ... F i r e h o u s e C o m m u n i t y T h e a t r e h o s t s m o v i e s Firehouse Community Theatre hosts moviesLABELLE—The Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 Bridge St. in LaBelle, will host movies on Friday, Oct. 11 and 18. Movies are geared for the “over 30 but under AARP crowd.” For more information, see their web site at www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com. T h e D r o w s y C h a p e r o n e The Drowsy ChaperoneOKEECHOBEE—Okeechobee Community Theatre will present “The Drowsy Chaperone” in November. Winner of Broadway’s Tony Award for Best Score and Best Book, this is an a ectionate spoof of musicals of the 1920s. Not only riotously funny, but it’s full of songs you’ll be humming days later. It’s a musical within a comedy. All OCT shows will be in the auditorium of the Okeechobee Freshman Camps, at the intersection of Southwest Second Avenue and Southwest Seventh Street (one block west of Golden Corral Restaurant). Performances will be Nov. 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m., plus a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 9. For ticketing information, go online to www.okeechobeecommunitytheatre.com or call 863-763-1307. If there are seats still available on the night of a show, tickets will also available at the box o ce. I R S C V a r i e t y C o n c e r t IRSC Variety ConcertFORT PIERCE—Join the Indian River State College “Company” Singers, Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Combo under the direction of Dr. Dale Rieth and Dr. John Southall in a celebration of classic jazz, pop and broadway music on Oct. 17, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. at the IRSC McAlphin Center, 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce. For ticket information, contact the box o ce at 1-800-330-9915. O f M i c e a n d M e n Of Mice and MenFORT PIERCE—Indian River State College McAlpin Center, 3209 Virginia Ave. Fort Pierce, will present “Of Mice and Men” on Oct. 31, Nov. 1, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. The play depicts John Steinbeck’s tragic story of friendship between two migrant workers, George and the mentally challenged Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm. For ticket information, contact the box o ce at 1-800330-9915. A t l a n t i c C i t y B o y s Atlantic City Boys BELLE GLADE—The Atlantic City Boys will perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The Atlantic City Boys are four dynamic lead singers who lend their worldclass vocals to the rock-n-roll harmonies of the 60s – singing the hits of The Drifters, The Beach Boys, and of course, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The box o ce is located at the southeastern corner of the building, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade. Box O ce Hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to noon. The box of ce also opens one hour prior to performances. Groups are welcome, with discounts available. Please call the o ce at 561-993-1160, for more information or visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/theatre/dollyhand.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2013 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA LTZ 1 owner! Leather seats, SunroofStk # 7558903P.. .......2013 GMC YUKON XL 1500 SLT 1 owner! Front fog/driving lights. Stk#7192513P...... 2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT 1 owner MOONROOF Stk#7195372P........................2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT 1 owner. Auto, AC, Stk# 7269763P...............................2011 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 1 OWNER! Auto..Stk# 7344382P.................................. 2010 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 Crew cab short box Stk# 7226116T............................2012 NISSAN VERSA 1 owner, Stability control. Stk#737377 P.......................... 2009 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL 1 Owner, Front Wheel Drive, Stk#7142367T................2013 CHRYSLER 300 300C RWD 1 owner, Navigation, Stk# 7508006P.....................2013 HYUNDAI GENESIS 1 owner, Auto... Stk# 7217297P............................ 2013 NISSAN ROGUE FWD 4DR S 1 owner, CVT Transmission, Cruise, Stk#7511354P....2012 CHRYSLER 300 LIMITED 1 owner, Front fog/driving lights...Stk# 7192114P.... 2012 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY1 owner, Climate control... Stk#7251743P.............. 2012 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 1 owner! .Stk#7277476P ................................2012 FORD TAURUS LIMITED 1 owner, Auto... STK#7130504P .......................... 2012 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS 1 owner! ABS, Auto, Turbo. Stk#7628061P ............. 2010 FORD EDGE 4dr, 3.5L V6, Auto, Stk# 7B27313P............................2010 FORD EDGE 37K miles, Auto, Stk# 7B25054P............................2011 DODGE DURANGO 2wd, hear 39 k miles. Stk# 7804259P.................2012 TOYOTA RAV4 FWD 1 owner!!! Auto, A/c... Stk#7118341P ...............2013 MAZDA MAZDA3 54K miles, 4dr. Stk#7687316T........... .............. 2011 BMW 328i 26K miles, 6 cyl, Auto, Stk# 7N07568P...................2011 JEEP WRANGLER 4WD SPORT Convertible roof Manual, Cruise Stk#7641619P......2010 FORD MUSTANG CPE GT 1 Owner, Less than 40k Miles.. Stk# 7140691P..........2012 BMW 128i Coupe, 1, 696 miles ..Stk#7P23815T............................2011 TOYOTA RAV4 FWD 28 MPG Hwy!! Auto, Climate & Cruise Stk#7087335T.2010 NISSAN SENTRA 4DR 4dr, sedan Manual 2.0 Stk#7681804P........2012 FORD FOCUS 5dr. HB SEL 38k miles ...Stk# 7804259P..................... $22,986 $13,490 $22,830 $28,476 $25,989 $28,777 $24,660 $34,956 $26,520 $20,761 $19,880 $15,550 $17,605 $21,895 $21,995 $28,900 $15,442 $23,345 $24,995 $20,995 $31,558 $20,367 $18,990 $13,995 $13,990 $24,990 $17,177 $13,875 PRE-OWNED VEHICLES 2013 BUICK ENCORE 2014 BUICK ENCLAVE FOR NON-GM OWNERS/LESSEES $2,500 PURCHAS BONUS CASH + $1,000 CONQUEST CASH FOR NON-GM OWNERS/LESSEES GET FOR NON-GM OWNERS/LESSEES GET= $3,500 TOTAL ALLOWANCE $1,000 CONQUEST CASH $500 CONQUEST CASH 2013 BUICK REGAL 2013 BUICK LACROSSE APR FOR 60 MONTHS FOR QUALIFIED BUYERS-PLUS-APR FOR 60 MONTHS FOR QUALIFIED BUYERSPLUSAPR FOR 60 MONTHS FOR QUALIFIED BUYERSPLUSAPR FOR 60 MONTHS FOR QUALIFIED BUYERSPLUS0% 0% FOR NON-GM OWNERS/LESSEES 1,000 PURCHASE BONUS CASH + $1,500 CONQUEST CASH October 12 & 13 Dont WaitDont WaitFort Pierce Buick GMC 5225 S. U S Hwy 1, Fort Pierce, Florida Sales 772-318-4386 Service 772-318-4325Sales M-F 8:30 8:00 Sat 8:30 6:00 Sun 11:00 6:00 Service/Parts M-F 7:30 6:00 Sat 7:30 2:00 Body Shop M-F 8-5 We have a full service body shop !We repair all makes and models. We accept any and all insurance company estimates Subject to prior sale, all vehicles pricing is plus tax, tag and dealer fees. Not responsible for typos etc. See dealer f or details = $2,500 TOTAL ALLOWANCE 0% 1.9% 15 Okeechobee News October 11, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 16 Okeechobee News October 11, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News The Christian Team Trail held a bass tournament on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the OkeeTantie Marina. Fifty-two boats and 100 shermen participated in the event. A large crowd of shermen and spectators gathered for the w eigh-in and enjoyed hot and soft drinks provided by Oakview Baptist Church. Winners Kyle Monti and Steve Broughton took top honors, weighing in ve sh for a total of 23.84 pounds. Second place honors w ent to Ryan Krieger and Craig Maret with ve sh that weighed 22.18 pounds. Ryan Krieger also captured big sh honors with a 9.32-pound largemouth. Chase Marsocci of Fast Break Tackle took second place big sh w ith an 8.04 pounder. Dr. John Garrison, Senior Pastor at Oakview, presented the gospel. The Christian Team Trail, known in local circles as "The Christian" is sponsored by Oakview Baptist Church and is not a fundraiser but a ministry devoted to using the example of shing to bring people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Christian Team Trail would like to thank the sponsors for providing door prizes for the participants: Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters, Garrard's Tackle Shop, Fast Break Tackle Shop, Eli's Western Wear, Arby's Restaurant, Pogey's Restaurant, Charlie's Worms, and world-famous Sam Grif n Lures. Christian Team Trail tournaments are held on the rst Saturday of the month, September-March. The classic is held on the rst Saturday in April. The next tournament will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Okee-Tantie Marina. For more information about the Christian Team Trail, please contact Darrell Marlow or Bill Bartlett at Oakview Baptist Church, 863763-1699. Christian Team Trail hosts bass tournament Special to the Okeechobee News/ CTTPastor John Garrison of Oakview congratulates Kyle Monti and Steve Broughton on their win. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CTTKyle Monti shows off part of the winning catch. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CTTChas Marsocci’s 8.04 pounder took second place big sh honors. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CTTRyan Krieger hoists a 9.32-lb. largemouth, the big sh for the tourney. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CTTRyan Krieger and Craig Maret show off part of their second-place catch.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Auctions ESTATE AUCTION Saturday Oct. 12th 9:00am (Preview@8:00) 2448 NE 80th Ave Okeechobee, Fl(Take Hwy 70 E. 5.5 miles)Partial List, John Deere 22hp. mower, 7x12 Flatbed Trailer, Nice 9ft Bar & Stools, Coca Cola Table & 4 Chairs, Commercial Pizza maker, Neon Beer Lights, Lots of Furniture, Roll Top Desk, Tools, Nascar, Collectibles plus much more. Terms: Cash or Check 10% B.P. Watford Auction A.U. 1843 A.B. 1583 863-697-8906 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Garage/ Yard SalesGARAGE SALE Oct. 12th 7:00-1:00 2538 SW 21ST CT. Misc. furniture, household goods, clothes, chain saws, vacuum & etc. Employment Full TimeEarn Extra MoneyDeliver the YP Real Yellow Pages St Lucie Co, FL Area FT/PT, Daily work, get paid in 72hrs Must be 18 or older, have driver’s license and insured vehicle(800) 422-1955Call for more info Mon-Fri 8:00 AM 4:30 PM Or email us at deliverphonebooksse@directrac.com Mention “St Lucie” Help Washington County School ProgramAt Okeechobee Youth Development Center ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY PARAPROFESSIONAL (This school is located in a Department of Juvenile Justice Facility)Position requirements are detailed at website: Go to http://wcsdschools.com Go to Administrative Services and click on Job Announcements Create an account with a username and password, unless you have already completed this process. Complete your application for a CLASSIFIED POSITION and attach a resume, etc. Then, you MUST APPLY for this position. APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCT. 19th, 2013 (midnight)“Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants as well as employee” “Pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, random ( tness for duty) and follow-up drug testing will be implemented as per the School Board’s “Drug Free Workplace Policy” An Equal Opportunity Employer Equipment Operator Heavy equipment operator min. 2 years exp. on dozer/compactor/etc. 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. Employment Full TimeCLASS 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. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds.Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full Time CERTIFIED PARALEGAL OR LICENSED ADJUSTER Call Sandie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for a certified paralegal or licensed adjuster. Full time position at the corporate office. Workers Compensation or Auto Liability experience preferred.Alan 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 CLASS 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. Faith Academy Preschool is accepting applications for Substitutes minimum requirements 40 hours Childcare training. Call 863-763-8800. Pine Creek Sporting Club Hiring for housekeeping position. Only exp. need to apply. Apply in person @ 23721 NE 48th Ave. Employment Full TimeGreat opportunity!Your hometown Chevrolet dealer is hiring for the following positions: Service Cashier, Body Shop Detailer, and Parts counter person. Busy, privately owned and family operated dealer. Five day work weeks. Expanding business. STRONG PRODUCT, PAY & BENEFITS! Experience counts. Don’t miss this chance to make a move! DFW/EOE Gilbert Chevrolet 3550 Highway 441Okeechobee Email resume: hr@ gilberthasit.com Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 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. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 17 Okeechobee News October 11, 2013 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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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. 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 Apartments450sq. ft Apartment Located on Rim Canal. Furnished, dock access for boat. $650 monthly, includes cable, internet & elec. Call 561-853-6669 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, and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. ApartmentsOKEE2/1 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. On The Rim Canal 2 sm travel trailers not in a park 1BR each 1 with enclosure $475. mth, the other is $450. mth incd ele/gas/basic dish. Sec dep $300. no pets. 863-697-0214. Commercial PropertyOKEECHOBEE Warehouse Bay for lease. 1000 sq. ft. Great visible location, downtown on SW 2nd Ave. $550 month + Sec. 863-763-4414. Condos/Townhouses RentTaylor 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 Rent3bd/2ba Very Clean, all utilities, cable and lawn paid. 1 yr Lease located in Lakeport Fl. Furnished $1,250.00 per month screened deck, 1.5 acre lot, 1st & last plus deposit, No pets 537-718-8074 or 537-718-3624 AFFORDABLE new house 3BR, 2BA, full size 2 car gar. 2200 sq. ft., full appliances w/dishwasher, lg. M/BR with walk-in closet, 4 person Jacuzzi tub, 300 sq. ft. Italian tile walkin shower, lg. kit. w/cent. island bar, $1395/mo. 1st, last & sec. Call (561)723-2226 AFFORDABLE new house Large 3BR, 2 BA, Large yard. Bring pets. Available for monthly rental. $950 mo. Call (561)723-2226 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 OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 2BA, 2 acres, FR, LR, 2 porches, detached gar. & carport, lg. Oaks. 1st, last sec. Refs. $1300/mo. (561) 346-4692 Houses RentS.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 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 Furnished 6yr. old CBS, Buckhead Ridge Home for sale. 3bd/3ba, liv/din room, double garage, dual entrance to home (possible mother-in-law quarters) laundry room in house. Screened back porch overlooking the lake $225,000.00. 305-389-4434 or 863-467-0674 Land Sale75 Acres, 5 minutes from Wal-mart, $320,000.00 Contact for more info 561-307-9330 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Lots SaleRV 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 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Pickup Trucks1994 CHEVY UTILITY BODY plumbing work truck in good condition. ALL TOOLS FOR GAS/PLUMBING CAN BE PURCHASED AT ADDITIONAL COST, V-8, air conditioning, automatic transmission $2,500 (561)202-7213 Public NoticeNOTICE OF AN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PLANNING BOARD / BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS MEETING NOTICE: The Okeechobee County Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals will hold their next regular meeting on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the meeting shall be continued to Wednesday, October 23, 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 PUBLIC HEARINGS. 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 454460 ON 10/11/2013 Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider amendment of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. A copy of the proposed amendment is available in the Superintendent’s Of ce, Room 307, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Amendment of School Board Policy 8.80 Online Information Services Use I. School Board Policy 8.80 provides guidelines for use of the District’s online information services. II. The proposed revision brings the policy in line with current acceptable practice. III. Legal authority for this policy is FS 1001.42. Laws implemented are FS 2000.21, 1001.43, and State Board of Education Rule 6A-1.0014. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 454533 ON 10/11/2013 NOTICE The Value Adjustment Board of Okeechobee County will convene its Annual Organizational Meeting on Tuesday October 15, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record must include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Commissioner Joey Hoover, Chairman Value Adjustment Board Sharon Robertson, Clerk Value Adjustment Board 453981 ON 10/11/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE: CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Tuesday, October 15, 2013, City Council Regular Meeting has been canceled The next regular scheduled meeting is Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 6:00 p.m ., or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the City Clerk’s Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Council in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item MUST be provided to the City Clerk for the City’s records. By: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 454543 ON 10/11/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD267 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC 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: 2492 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 5 LOT 13 BLOCK 58 1-05-37-35-0050-00580-0130 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: PATRICK J OMALLEY ESTATE 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 7th day of November, 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. 452803 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD270 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A & G CATTLE CORPORATION 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: 1863 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS GRANADA CIRCLE PLAZA CENTRAL CIRCLE ON PLAT 1-06-36-34-0030-00000-0PC0 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ADA ROGERS WILSON BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA S E WILSON JR 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 7th day of November, 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. 452797 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction of stored personal property from Okeechobee Store-NLock to be conducted at the following locations in Okeechobee, FL: WEST 2701 Hwy 70 West; NORTH 3050 SW 3rd Terrace; and SOUTH 4129 Hwy 441 South. The auction will be held to pay unpaid storage fees (pursuant to the Florida statutes, Section 83.806). Public Auction to be held on October 26, 2013 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the WEST location. We will then proceed to the NORTH location and end at the SOUTH location. All payments must be made in full, CASH ONLY by the date/time of auction. WEST ROBERT JOYNER Unit # 2-19 RAUL DELGADO Unit # 6-57 LUCINDA ANGIANO Unit # 8-38 NORTH ONEVA JONES/OSCEOLA, Unit # 95 BETTY MONTAIN, Unit # 115 KIZZY BOSWELL Unit # 135 SOUTH JUSTIN BOLING Unit # 20 JARARDO LARRA Unit # 121 ANGEL HARDY, Unit # 23 JOHN LAMB, Unit # 29 DONNA MAE AVANSINO Unit # 70 454467 ON 10/11,18/2013 Request for Quali cations The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive proposals for the purpose of securing Engineering Services for the following: WTP Water Softening Equipment Design Detailed RFQ documents are available upon request from the of ce of the Executive Director, located at 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, (Tel.) 863-763-9460, (Fax) 863-763-3746. The OUA intends to review the submitted RFQ’s and reserves the right to reject any or all RFQ’s. The OUA selection committee may elect for presentations or select a quali ed rm from the RFQ’s received. The RFQ’s must be delivered to the Executive Director’s of ce, located at Okeechobee Utility Authority Administrative Of ce, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, on or before 3:00 PM on November 20, 2013. The submittal must be contained in a sealed package clearly marked on the outside with the submitter’s name and the project for which the submittal is made. John F. Hayford Executive Director 454538 ON 10/11,13,16/2013 NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 10-26-13 @ 10:00 AM Unit #128 Julia A. Rodriguez Unit #201 Robert T. Hill Unit #218 Jarree M. Jones Unit #246 Jessika C. Pantojas Unit #249 Jessika C. Pantojas Unit #414 Roy L. Melvin Unit #425 Tina M. Elder 4514452 ON 10/11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD269 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that A & G CATTLE CORPORATION 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: 1862 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS GRANADA CIRCLE PLAZA AMADA 1-06-36-34-0030-00000-0PA0 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ADA ROGERS WILSON BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA S E WILSON JR 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 7th day of November, 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. 452795 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 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. 18 Okeechobee News October 11, 2013

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD277 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that PPF HOLDINGS III LTD 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: 2863 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: CONNERS GABLES REVISED LOT 15 BLOCK 23 1-24-37-35-0010-00230-0150 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MICHELLE RIOS 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 7th day of November, 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. 452804 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD268 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A & G CATTLE CORPORATION 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: 1851 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION A LOTS 35 TO 38 INC BLOCK 7 1-06-36-34-0010-00070-0350 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MRS C C MIZE 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 7th day of November, 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. 452794 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD266 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC 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: 1743 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION A LOTS 25 & 26 BLOCK 15B 1-06-36-34-0010-0015B-0250 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BROWNIE H CUTHBERT BROWNIE SEARLE T R CUTHBERT ESTATE 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 7th day of November, 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. 452793 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Public Notice Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD278 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC 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: 2251 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 1 LOT 8 LESS RD R/W BLOCK 1 1-05-37-35-0010-00010-0080 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: HECTOR O WILLIAMS LORNA H WILLIAMS WILLIAMS PROPERTY INVESTMENT 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 14th day of November, 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. 454314 ON 10/11,18,25;11/1/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD275 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that RICHARD III LLC 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: 79 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007 Description of Property: LOTS E & F OF TRACT 23 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 23 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 23 09 34S 33E 1-09-34-33-0A00-00023-E000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ANTHONY F DEBROWSKI II RANDA DEBROWSKI 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 7th day of November, 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. 452789 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD276 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TRC-SPE LLC 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: 1435 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOTS A B C F G H OF TRACT 15 E1/2 OF N1/2 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 15 32 34S 33E 1-32-34-33-0A00-00015-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CRYSTAL RUTH PEARSON MESA HELEN CHAMPAGNE JOHN MESA 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 7th day of November, 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. 452791 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD265 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC 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: 1742 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION A LOT 15 BLOCK 15B LESS THAT PART LYING WITHIN HIGHWAY 98 STATE ROAD 59 AS SHOWN IN 47 471 1-06-36-34-0010-0015B-0150 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BROWNIE H CUTHBERT BROWNIE SEARLE T R CUTHBERT ESTATE 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 7th day of November, 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. 452792 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD271 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A & G CATTLE CORPORATION 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: 1864 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS GRANADA CIRCLE PARCEL A 1-06-36-34-0030-00000-00A0 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ADA ROGERS WILSON BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA S E WILSON JR 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 7th day of November, 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. 452798 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD273 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A & G CATTLE CORPORATION 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: 1866 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS GRANADA CIRCLE PARCEL C 1-06-36-34-0030-00000-00C0 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ADA ROGERS WILSON BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA S E WILSON JR 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 7th day of November, 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. 452800 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 Shop here first! The classified ads Shop here first! The classified ads Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD274 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A & G CATTLE CORPORATION 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: 1867 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS GRANADA CIRCLE UNIDENTIFIED PARCEL HALF CIRCLE IN BLOCK 42 1-06-36-34-0030-00420-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ADA ROGERS WILSON BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA S E WILSON JR 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 7th day of November, 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. 452802 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD272 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A & G CATTLE CORPORATION 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: 1865 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS GRANADA CIRCLE PARCEL B 1-06-36-34-0030-00000-00B0 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ADA ROGERS WILSON BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA S E WILSON JR 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 7th day of November, 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. 452799 ON 9/27;10/4,11,18/2013 Public Notice Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? PUBLIC NOTICE: CITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee Planning Board will meet as the Local Planning Agency on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 6 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL., to consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the adopted City Comprehensive Plan, which may include amendments to the adopted Land Development Regulations (LDR’s). All amendments are forwarded, with a recommendation, to the City Council for nal consideration. Items of discussion received to date, but not limited to: Review and compare currently adopted de nitions and regulations in the Code of Ordinances and Comprehensive Plan with similar communities relating to Agriculture and Non-Agriculture types of Animals, Public Nuisance, types of animals permitted within the various Zoning Districts, and minimal lot requirements for agriculture animals such as livestock and fowl. All interested parties, and calling special attention to any 4-H or Future Farmer of America member who raises livestock and/or fowl for Exhibits, Livestock Shows, and/or County Fairs; or any persons with livestock or fowl on property within the City Limits are encouraged to review the proposed amendments, and attend this meeting. Contact General Services at 863-763-3372, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, or website, cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. The proposed amendments can be reviewed and printed from the City website or at the Of ce of the City Clerk, during normal business hours, at the address above. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the General Services Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Planning Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator 454544 ON 10/13/2013 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 19 Okeechobee News October 11, 2013

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. PROBATE DIVISION. CASE NO.: 2005-CP-303 IN RE: The Estate of WALTER J. BORAK, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WALTER J. BORAK, deceased, whose date of death was (found on) September 7, 2003, 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 PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION Pursuant to Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Rightto-Know act of 1986 (EPCRA), the following information is available to the public upon request during normal business hours by contacting the Florida, District VII, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for Hazardous Materials. Hazardous Material Safety Data Sheets Facility Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms Section 304 Chemical Release Follow-up Noti cations District VII, LEPC Hazardous Materials Emergency Plan The District VII LEPC services residents of DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, and Polk Counties. EPCRA requires that any business that regularly uses, handles, or stores certain hazardous chemicals register with State and local regulatory agencies. If you have never registered or wish to verify your requirement to register, contact the LEPC at the address or phone number listed below. If you have previously complied, be sure your noti cations are current penalties for non-compliance are severe. To obtain noti cation information or to learn more about EPCRA, please contact: Florida District VII LEPC 555 East Church Street P.O. Box 2089 Bartow, Florida 33831 863-534-7130 ext. 107 454390 ON 10/11/2013 20 Okeechobee News October 11, 2013OF 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 4, 2013. Personal Representative: J. MARK BORAK 117 West Seventh Street Duluth, Minnesota 55806 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 454037 ON 10/4,11/2013 ACROSS 1 *Rock conqueror? 6 Ilk 10 *Soy milk brand 14 Diminish, as trust 15 Court target 16 Singer with the platinum 1992 album The CeltsŽ 17 *Dental checkup freebie 19 Hungarian spa city 20 30 RockŽ is loosely based on it, briefly 21 Georgia campus 22 Transparent personality? 23 Webbers partner 24 Stink ending 25 Are proper for 28 *Wile E. Coyote buy 32 Napoleon, before seeing Elba? 33 Its symbol is $Ž 34 West Bank initials 35 *Gets creative 39 *Extent 41 AliceŽ spinoff 42 Gives goose bumps, maybe 44 Pennsylvania port 45 *Flashy display 48 Umbrella brand 49 Idiot 50 Finalize, as a comic strip 52 Pub drinks 54 Sudden outpouring 55 Sch. with a Phoenix campus 58 Comic book buyer of old? 59 *Beginners piano piece 61 Analogous 62 Forceful takeover 63 John who played Gomez Addams 64 *Forged check 65 Maker of Kate Moss fragrances 66 It celebrates National Day on October 1 (and its where the answers to starred clues were invented) DOWN 1 Bo and Barney, e.g. 2 Mountain climber Ralston, subject of 127 HoursŽ 3 Hustlers game 4 Atlanta summer hrs. 5 Warm up 6 Crowd 7 Words to one on deck 8 Nosegay 9 Bk. before Philippians 10 Envision a way 11 To a great extent 12 Caustic fluids 13 Go-__ 18 ASCAP rival 22 Union member? 23 Like pintos 24 Lhasa __ 25 Alberta national park 26 Christ Stopped at __Ž 27 Amount requiring a credit card authorization 29 Japanese chip maker 30 Borden mascot 31 Derby prize 36 Some green acres 37 Star WarsŽ treedweller 38 Sun. talk 40 Drudge 43 Abandon, with onŽ 46 Oregon Ducks home 47 Irritable 48 Pin in a shirt 51 Gold units: Abbr. 52 Mt. Rushmores state 53 Joint Web project 54 Buzz off!Ž 55 When Emile sings Some Enchanted EveningŽ 56 Word with care or cream 57 Oliver Norths alma mater: Abbr. 59 V x LX 60 -like relative By Don Gagliardo and C.C. Burnikel (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 09/29/11 09/29/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News It took over a year to reach agreement on the 2012-13 contracts between Okeechobee County Schools and their unions. Tuesday night, the school board adopted the contracts with only brief discussion. The contracts, rati ed by the union membership in September, included language for one step on the salary schedule for classi ed employees. Teachers rati ed the contract in a rather close vote of 91-73. Teacher salaries were frozen at their current level for the 2012-13 school year. The classi ed employees approved the contract by a vote of 66-24. Superintendent Ken Kenworthy said they are pleased with the rati cation of this contract by the union. He expressed optimism about the 2013-14 contracts. The state recently set aside $1 million to pay for teacher salary hikes for 2013-14. In other actions, the board issued a proclamation to honor Roger L. Jones, a former school superintendent, who died Sept. 1. Mr. Jones was school superintendent between 1948 and 1952. He also served on the Okeechobee County School Board from 1972-1982. His children, Donald Jones and Toni Wiersma ,accepted the resolution. The board also aproved a resolution to continue to participate in the Heartland Education Consortium. The dues have increased by $6,096 to $21,572 this year. Board member Joe Arnold voted against the expenditure as he cited the district's tight nancial condition. The board approved a resolution that proclaimed the week of Oct. 21-25 as National School Bus Safety Week. The board applauded the excellent safety record of the transportation department. Transportation director Lois Piper said seven drivers have been hired since the beginning of the year. The board approved a policy amendment that allows school principals to hire non full time employees to serve as coaches of sports at the high school and middle schools. They also agreed to hire four new school bus drivers. The district has reported the constant need for school bus drivers in recent years. The district paid $3,000 to participate in the Heartland Regional Science and Engineering Fair again this year. The board honored OHS senior Brandon Alvarez, who was selected out of a group of 260,000 students, as a National Hispanic Program Scholar as a result of his performance on the Pre SAT. About 5,000 students received this recognition nation wide. The board honored Linda Heater upon her retirement from the Transportation Department. She worked 12 years for the school system. The board approved a license and use agreement with Rasha Rentals, LLC to use property at Red Top Dairy on S.E. 74th Way for a school bus turn-around to remove a possible safety hazard for students. School buses will be allowed to enter the propert y off S.R. 710 and pick up students rather than sit on the busy highway. School of cials said it had been a dangerous situation for students. They renewed their dual enrollment class agreement with Indian River State College to meet all requirements of state law. They scheduled a workshop meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. to discuss the district strategic plan for 2013-14. They approved a ve-year work plan described as thread bare' by facilities director Dale Barrett. He said the state must realize they can't continue to take away maintenance and capital project funds from the district. Mr. Barrett said he will not compromise on needed purchases of new school buses each year. School board member India Riedel pointed out that any shortage in funding for maintenance would come from the general fund and ultimately come from the classroom. They approved temporary amendments to class size reduction requirements to allow students who enroll in school after Oct. 1 to attend school. Mr. Kenworthy said the y fully intend to meet all requirements of 18 students per classroom up to fourth grade, 22 students through eighth grade and 25 students maximum at the high school, Okeechobee Achievement Academy and the Freshman Campus. "This allows us if a 19th student moved in from K-3, we can place him in a class, as long as we are in compliance by next October," he said. Mrs. Riedel said the district should strive to meet class size requirements throughout the year because she believed this has a huge impact on the quality of education offered. The board learned various schools including North Elementary, South Elementary, Everglades Elementary and Yearling Middle School will host advisors from the Florida Department of Education to discuss school strategic plans in an effort to improve student performance. Two Okeechobee schools were given D grades this year and two other schools avoided Ds due to a late state policy change. The board learned that ethics training is mandated by the state for each school board member on an annual basis. They can attend a training meeting in Tampa or get the training on the web. New parent guides for Okeechobee schools will be sent home with each student on Oct. 18. Negotiations with the union on the 201314 contracts will take place Oct. 16, Oct. 25, Oct. 29, Oct.30 and Oct. 31 at 4:30 p.m. Mr. Kenworthy is now a certi ed superintendent. The appeal planned for the grade for Okeechobee High School was denied by the Florida Department of Education. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Terrance Boswell rushed for over 100 y ards Tuesday evening and Trevor Thomas threw for three scores as the Brahman junior v arsity football team defeated Port St. Lucie 22-6. Thomas found Chris Epps for a 35-yard score and threw two touchdown passes to W yatt Bessenbacher to lead the Brahman offensive unit. The Brahman defense was also stout throughout as they prevented the Jaguars from scoring until the nal minutes of the game. Alvaro Anderson caught a 22-yard touchdown pass for PSL. Demetrius Clark had a 25-yard kick return and Jacob Emmick returned an interception for 25 yards for Okeechobee. Coach Joe Smith said his team is resilient and have done a good job buying into the system and the concepts the coaches have taught this season. "They are just hard to beat. My defense does not give up points and my offense scores enough to win," he pointed out. Smith said when he switched his offense to emphasize more misdirection and motion, and put his best athletes in the back eld, the team started to score more points. "We didn't have to do misdirection tonight. We lined up and ran straight at them. The kids got their blocks, Terrance Boswell got to the open holes and made things happen," he added. Smith said he was also impressed with the improvement in the passing game. He said Thomas has started to re ne the fundamentals and has made better decisions in the pocket. "A lot of people say they can play quarterback, but until you're out there with the defensive line screaming down your throat, you don't know," he said. "Decisions have to be made quickly. For the most part, he's being doing the job." Smith said he expects Thomas to compete for playing time on the varsity over the next three seasons. Tristen Anderson was among the team leaders on defense in the game. He had three interceptions in a 2-16 victory over Martin County last week. He dedicated himself to off-season workouts to build strength, endurance, and speed. He said he tried to work out with older kids so he would be forced to push himself harder. He said the key to stopping Port St. Lucie was to stop the big play. "We didn't let them go vertical. They had to run from east to west and the defense used the sideline to help stop them tonight," he added. Sophomore linebacker Alex Garcia said his goal is to always do his job and take on his responsibilities. He said the defense has clicked all year and the offense has started to come around. "I think the defense played amazing tonight. We played fast and physical and that is what helped us win," he added. Bessenbacher said he felt the team has improved in each game due to hard practices and excellent instruction. He made a leaping grab in the fourth quarter for a 30yard touchdown that basically clinched the game. "I knew the cornerback was a little shorter and I just jumped over him to catch the ball," said Bessenbacher. Smith said the victory over Martin County gave his team additional con dence. The team had six interceptions in that game, which included an interception by Epps that he returned for a touchdown. He said Martin County brought their best but his team was able to handle it. "It comes down to which team makes the least mistakes. We took advantage o f their mistakes, and we won a dog ght," he added. Boswell had a rushing touchdown in the victory in Stuart last week. The OHS JV will travel to South Fork to meet the Bulldogs Thursday, Oct. 17. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 23 Okeechobee News October 11, 2013 Boswell, Thomas pace OHS in JV win Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJacob Emmick returns a second-half interception for 25 yards in their win over Port St. Lucie on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTerrance Boswell sticks his head down to gain extra yards in the junior varsity victory on Tuesday. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Yearling Middle School swept Storm Grove on Monday in Vero Beach in middle school volleyball action. Megan Hargraves had two kills and six service aces. Tyra Smith had 11 aces and one kill. Rachel Bryan had two aces and two kills. Stephanie Ruiz had four aces and Artha Jonassaint added two aces and one kill. Tory Garcia had seven assists, three kills and one ace. Arianna Robshaw added one kill and one ace for the Lady Bulls, (11-1). The Yearling Young Guns defeated Storm Grove in one exhibition game. Janelle Markham and Emily Rhodes had one kill apiece. Kendall Harrison and Ashley Bowers had one service ace. Lillian Henry had three aces. YMS soccer was rained out at Storm Grove on Monday. The Lady Brahman golf team had their best match of the year as they split a match with South Fork and Fort Pierce Central on Tuesday. OHS shot their low round of the year, 192. South Fork shot 185 while Fort Pierce Central shot 198. Hannah Raulerson shot 46, Danyelle Shef eld 47, Kirsten Doney 49 and Bethany Stuart and Cameron White both shot 50. Coach Bruce Conrad said the team has improved because they simply have gotten more experience and practice time. "I'm thankful for the good weather lately and I hope the busy schedule this week will help the girls get ready for districts next week." Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Humane Society needs volunteersThe Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue needs volunteers to help with of ce work and to help as kennel supervisors. The organization is non-pro t, with no paid staff and depends on donations and community volunteers. For information, contact Belinda Forlifer at 863-357-1104.

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