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Sunday, October 13, 2013 75¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 123 15.76 feetLast Year: 15.92 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level YMCA offers child care on days school is out ... Page 10 Brahmans play Port St. Lucie Jaguars ...Page 15 Keep your feet healthy ... Page 12 County building plan questioned ... Page 4 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Special to the Okeechobee NewsIRSC celebrates cultural diversityIndian River State College will launch its recognition of International Education Week on Monday, Nov. 4, with Cultural Diversity Day, a celebration of people, music and customs from around the world. For more, see page 8. By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina may reopen if one of the options considered by the Okeechobee County Commission at their Oct. 10 meeting is approved. The campground, a unique property inside the Herbert Hoover Dike on Lake Okeechobee, has been closed for the past year. The campground had been losing money since the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005 damaged much of the facility. In April 2012, the county commission considered a public / private partnership for the redevelopment of Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina. Commissioners consider future of Okee-Tantie See PARK — Page 2 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SFWMDEverglades restoration projectThe South Florida Water Management District Thursday approved a plan for a Flow Equalization Basin (like the one pictured here) to capture and store peak stormwater ows during the wet season or heavy rainfall events and treat the water before it enters the Everglades. For more on the story, see page 8.


One developer expressed interest in the concept, but negotiations broke down after the majority commissioners balked at the request for a 50-year lease. Citing budget problems and the fact that Okee-Tantie was losing about $100,000 a y ear, the commissioners vote to close OkeeTantie Campground and Marina, effective Oct. 16, 2012. During the past year, the commissioners requested staff develop an RFP (request for proposal) for the lease of the bait/tackle shop and fuel sales. At the Sept. 26, 2013 meeting Commission Chairman Frank Irby requested the county consider the options for the future use of Okee-Tantie. As county staff was developing the RFP on the bait/tackle shop, they considered other options for the property. Options presented at the Thursday meeting included: leasing out the bait and tackle shop and fuel sales; leasing out the entire facility including the campground; and, making repairs to the facility and reopening it under county operation. County administrator Robbie Chartier said some repairs would be needed before the bait and tackle shop and the fuel pumps could reopen. The pumps need to be upgraded so that they can accept “payment at the pump” by credit card and so that they can be set at higher than $3.99 a gallon. The RFP drafted by county staff asked for monthly rent plus a percentage of the sales. “The uniqueness of this property is what makes it attractive,” said County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper, who worked on the proposal with the developer who wanted to take over the entire facility in 2012. He added that an RV campground at OkeeTantie would stay busy during the winter season because other campgrounds such as KOA and Silver Palms are using more park models leaving visitors with traditional RVs fewer options. He said if they want a park operator to invest money in park improvements, they will have to agree to a long-term lease. “If you ask someone to invest in the property with improvements, they need a way to recoup that money,” he said. Commissioner Ray Domer said there are also limitations on park occupancy due to the limitations of the sewer plant. “You want to keep your use down to the sewer plant’s capacity,” he said. “I wouldn’t have a problem with us xing it up and managing it ourselves,” Mr. Domer said. “I think with a good business plan, we could make a pro t.” He said they might want to consider keeping the campground open only on a seasonal basis. Over the past few years, the county has “missed the boat on promoting the lake,” he said. “I’d rather see it be a green space than lease it out for 50 years,” said Commissioner Margaret Helton. “Whatever we do, I want the citizens to be able to use the park.” Commissioner Joey Hoover said at one time Okee-Tantie did cover its own costs. He said the goal of a government-operated park is to be self-suf cient. Commissioner Domer said the sewer lines will probably have to be replaced and the electrical lines upgraded. When the county took over the park in the late 1980s, the park was antiquated, he said. The design was for the older, smaller RVs. The larger modern RVs will need more room to maneuver. Commissioner Irby said whether the county runs it or it is leased to a private company, the campground areas of the park will have to be restricted to registered campers. “You don’t want people just wandering through the campground,” he said. Commissioner Helton commented that KOA has cabins that stay full. “There are a lot of options,” she said. Commissioner Culpepper replied they can’t put cabins at Okee-Tantie because it is inside the dike. “The sewer system is going to be the highdollar issue,” said Commissioner Hoover. “We have to decide how much we can do in the rst phase.” Mrs. Chartier said they budgeted $500,000 for Okee-Tantie repairs that was never spent, so that money is still in reserves. The commissioners asked staff to bring back more information about the cost of repairing and upgrading the water, sewer and electric services at the park. “We have previous experience with operating it with a positive cash ow,” said Chairman Irby. But after the hurricanes, “we let it decline and ignored it,” he said. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In Memory of Matthew Smith Its been 10 months on your birthday since God took you from us! e hurt and pain isnt any easier and probably never will be!!! Happy Birthday to the best son, brother and uncle anyone could ever have!! We love and miss you more than words can say!!!! Love Mom, Brandi and Mason 2 Okeechobee News October 13, 2013 PARKContinued From Page 1 Clari cationOn page 1 of the Friday, Oct. 11, edition of the Okeechobee News some misinformation was printed under the headline “Seven arrested in meth bust.” It was stated in that article that Jonna Kimla, 24, N.W. Seventh St., Okeechobee, was arrested in connection with six other people on charges of traf cking in methamphetamine. That information is incorrect. While she was arrested on the charges listed, she had no connection to the other arrests.


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Obamacare The Republicans are asking to delay the Obamacare nes levied against the average American for one year. The administration already delayed it for big business. So why not give the American public the same break they already gave their big campaign contributors? Given how complicated and difcult it is to sign up for Obamacare, it does not sound fair that they will penalize people who have not signed up for insurance by the end of March. Not everyone has access to a computer. Some people may not have credit cards to be able to pay online. It is not that simple for everyone to just “sign up.” If your employer offers insurance, you might not be eligible for the subsidies.  Having health insurance is not the same thing as having affordable health care. They need to do something to control the costs of health care.County commission I was surprised and pleased to see County Commission Chairman Frank Irby is listening to the voters and has changed his position on the county’s construction plans. I agree with Mr. Irby that if the county is going to spend capital outlay funds, the best choice would be to improve Okee-Tantie so that it can be reopened and turned back into a revenue-producing park. Before the hurricanes damaged it in 2004, that park made money for the county and it could make money again, managed and marketed properly.  Am I the only one who thinks it is dumb, with all of the empty buildings sitting around that the county already owns to build something new. Why not use one of them if storage of les is an issue. Why waste more money the county can’t afford to build another building? Good ole boys at work again.  I like Mr. Irby’s suggestion to put the new building on hold and spend the $2 million in the construction budget to x up Okee-Tantie. If they xed the water and sewer lines and the electric, they could reopen the park. The campsites, fuel sales and tackle shop would bring in money to the county and those campers would spend money at local restaurants and stores. That park used to be lled with people throughout the whole winter season. They had to limit how many weeks a camper could stay to give others a chance. The shing is great now. We need to get the campers back to Okee-Tantie.Road department Last spring I had roads and bridges out to my area to review and have the under ground culverts and concrete collectors cleaned, prior to the rainy season. Nothing was done. I have since written a letter to my commissioner and spoke to him in person. He wants to see the ooding that occurs in person. Are pictures and the call to the sheriff’s of ce and signs placed cautioning drivers “Road Flooded” not enough?Meth labs In less than a week we have two meth labs busted in Okeechobee County, but some of the county commissioners don’t think they need to fund the Narcotics Task Force. Interesting.  It is crazy how people can change over drugs. The Secure NailBy Calvin FryarBrighton Baptist Church Isaiah 22:20—“And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah: 21 And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. 22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. 23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father’s house. 24 And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father’s house….” Shebna, a proud and unfaithful of cial in Hezekiah’s court, was replaced by the faithful Eliakim. The promise concerning Eliakim amounts to this: “I will so build him up into my spiritual temple that he himself may be securely xed in it, and that others also may safely depend on him for help and counsel.” As Eliakim was a type of Christ, we have in this similitude an instructive lesson, both of our duty and our happiness. On Him we must hang our hopes and interests, both with respect to our own salvation, and to the peace and prosperity of the Church. The name Eliakim means “God will establish.” The unprincipled Shebna gave place to a man whom no sel sh interests could possibly in uence. And, in the same way, the corrupt and evil-minded rulers of the Jewish nation were set aside at the appearance of the Messiah (Jesus) who was to govern the world in righteousness. They did not like being set aside so God fastened “Him as a nail in a sure place.” THE PICTURE is undoubtedly that of the cruci xion of Christ on Calvary. He was fastened to a Roman cross by nails. The leaders feared Him because He was advocating change from the crooked dealings of the day. Jesus made this clear and they called for Him to be nailed to a cross—“crucify Him,” they cried. Isaiah preached in Isaiah 22:15-20 that Shebnah’s position of government would be given to Eliakim. He told the leaders that God would give this man, Eliakim, complete power and authority over the government. God had Isaiah to say, “And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. 23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father’s house. 24 And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father’s house….” The keys of power will be given to him. Like Jesus, “he shall open, and none shall shut; he shall shut, and none shall open” (See Rev. 3:7). And He will be fastened as a nail in a secure place—Jesus was fastened by nails on Calvary and Satan can’t remove it. “He shall be for a glorious throne to his father’s house”—Jesus rules over the hearts of men from the cross. It is His thrown among men. And “they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father’s house—the glory of God’s salvation hinges in the cross.” The Bible tells us that “the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness” (1 Cor.1:18). Evidently, some ver y wise people had said to Paul the evangelist: “Paul, you would get a better hearing fo r your preaching if you would stop talking about the Cross. It is like waving a red ag in front of the Jews, and it is foolishness to philosophers like the Greeks. Why don’t you major on the life of Jesus rather than upon his death?” Why not? “You don’t understand what you are asking,” Paul answered. “You would drop out the very heart of my gospel.” “God forbid that I should glory, sav e in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Gal. 6:14).—Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations. THE PROPHECY is a clear picture of th e government of Jerusalem and Israel being replaced with a godly leader. When He came, these corrupt leaders had Jesus nailed to a Roman cross. They thought the y could hold on to their power if they could get Jesus out of the way. Then suddenly, there He was again, and He was standing in the middle of their road to fame and fortune. Does that sound like our day? Our world, no matter how hard it tries, can never remov e the cross or Jesus. He was nailed in a sur e place. And all whose sins are nailed ther e can also be sure! “And you, being dead in your sins and th e uncircumcision of your esh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of th e way, nailing it to his cross; 15 and having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”(Col. 2:13). Martin Luther was often very graphic in his description of the activities of the Devil. Asked one time how he overcame the Devil, he replied, “Well, when he comes knocking upon the door of my heart, and asks ‘Who lives here?’ the dear Lord Jesus goes to th e door and says, ‘Martin Luther used to liv e here but he has moved out. Now I live here.’ The Devil seeing the nail-prints in the hands, and the pierced sides, takes ight immediately.” It is surely good for every life and fo r every home to have Jesus as a permanen t resident. This assured, heavenly blessings are sure to fall upon such bodies.—Sword of the Lord October 13, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the Pulpit Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!


ACROSS 1 Shoots the breeze 6 1940s-50s Israeli U.N. ambassador 10 Game __ 14 The Wolf and the CraneŽ author 15 Cross off 16 Piece of ones mind? 17 Halloween tricksters route? 19 Awestruck 20 Roy Halladay stat 21 Sister of Calliope 22 It may be icy 23 Best place to watch Animal HouseŽ? 25 Close, for instance 28 Unburden 29 Kate of IroncladŽ 30 Soften by soaking 35 How most reading is done, and this puzzles title 39 Sherry alternatives 40 Albanys father-inlaw 41 Piers Morgan TonightŽ channel 42 Eisenhower library site 45 Feathers? 50 Nigerian seaport 51 Noted Beethoven interpreter 52 CIAs ancestor 55 Cancel 56 Work the late shift at the diner? 58 __ no kick from ChampagneŽ: song lyric 59 Steady 60 Response to a skeptic 61 Gets into 62 Employee IDs 63 Third shift hr. DOWN 1 Champs lyses feature 2 Bach title? 3 Land east of the Urals 4 Dress finely, with outŽ 5 Field of influence 6 Americans in Paris, maybe 7 Tug and junk 8 Overlord 9 Ultimate 10 Home at the park? 11 Airport whose code is BOS 12 Decide not to finish 13 Desert bordering the Sinai Peninsula 18 Choral syllables 22 Feast in the month of Nisan 23 Position in a viewfinder 24 Moneyed, in Monterrey 25 Like some switches 26 Word spoken with amore 27 Put ones foot down 30 Summer escapes: Abbr. 31 Little streams 32 The African QueenŽ co-screenwriter 33 Instead of 34 Raison d__ 36 Trounces 37 Cube creator Rubik 38 Royal introductions 42 France-based jet maker 43 Sound from Eeyore 44 Beats me!Ž 45 Not fixed 46 Title chameleon voiced by Johnny Depp in a 2011 animated film 47 Osmonds hometown 48 Codgers 49 Two-time loser to McKinley 52 Look like acreep? 53 Branch of Islam 54 Check 56 NFL ball carriers 57 Fluoride, for one By David Poole (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 09/30/11 09/30/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 For more information, contact 863.763.3134 email ”bizsearch@newszap.com Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 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 13, 2013 Crossword Puzzle Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Extended ForecastColumbus Day : A 20 percent chance o f showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Light north northwest wind becoming north northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Monday Night : Partly cloudy, with a lo w around 66. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Tuesday :A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming east northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Okeechobee Forecast Crafters wanted for bazaarPeace Lutheran Church will have a Quilt and Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Breakfast and lunch will be sold and there will be a White Elephant Sale as well as crafts, plants, art, jewelry and beautiful quilts. A limited number of tables will be for rent to crafters at $10 each. Call Dottie at 863-532-8100.Class reunion plannedFor the Class of 1984 Reunion information please call 863-801-4589. The reunion will be held Nov. 1 and Nov. 2.


Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 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 w ill 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 welcome and carry out is available. Breakfast will be served from 8 until 11 a.m. A ll proceeds go to local Mason giving.Retired educators to meetThe Okeechobee Retired Educators will meet 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 in which we donate books to each of the Okeechobee County Public School Media Centers. We will also have our historic Christmas ornament available for purchase and our monthly collection for End the Hunger. Any retired educator is invited to come and join us. A MVets hold weekly eventsAMVets and Ladies Auxilliary of Post 200, 8591 S.R. 78 N., would like to invite you to come out to some of our weekly events happening in October. A ladies night out will be held Monday, Oct. 14 and every Monday from 6-10 p.m. C-bingo will be held W ednesdays at 6 p.m., Fridays at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Cornhole will be held every Thursday at 6 p.m. On Oct. 22, a Gator Race w ill be held at 6:30 p.m. On Oct. 31, at 7 p.m., a Halloween party will be held. We are also holding a food drive for Thanksgiving. W e are a small post with a big heart serving out vets, children and community. All the money raised goes to these projects.Euchre club starts Oct. 14V.F.W. Post 10539, on U.S. 441 S.E., will start its euchre club on Monday, Oct. 14, for the fall. Everyone is welcome. For information, call Irene at 863-801-4863. V FW offers shish kebobsLadies Auxiliary will host Wednesday night dinner at Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 on Oct. 16 from 5 until 7 p.m. They w ill be serving chicken or steak shish kebobs, rice, vegetable and dessert prepared by Paulette for a $7 donation. Proceeds will bene t veterans and family needs. For information, call Timmie at 863-467-2882.Capt. Rhoden to speakParents, students and family are invited to attend a Guiding Good Choices family event on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Okeechobee Achievement Academy. The guest speaker will be Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce Detective Captain John Rhoden with the NOPE Task Force. For information, contact Pat Murray at 863-462-5125, ext. 105.Diabetes session plannedRaquel Cordoves, a certi ed diabetes educator, will be at Holiday Inn Hotel, 3101 U.S. 441 S., Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. She will provide expert advice on diabetes, the importance of checking blood sugar levels, what is A1C and how it affects the blood sugar, meal planning and exercising, information on medical tests and basic info on the types of medications. This service is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. For information or to preregister, call 561-870-2142.Church hosting yard saleThe Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. behind McDonald's on S.R. 70 East, will have a community yard sale and car wash Saturday, Oct. 19 A space is a $10 donation. The event starts at 8 a.m. and will continue until 2 p.m. There will also be a concession stand. If you would like to get a space, contact Norma Sue Kemp at 863634-2930.Annual links tourney slatedThe Okeechobee 600 (formerly the Okeechobee Blood roundup) Third Annual Golf Tournament will be held at Blue Heron Golf and Country Club on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m. An entry fee of $40 provides 18 holes of golf with cart, refreshments, and numerous prizes. Sign up at the Blue Heron Golf Club, 863-467-1651. Sponsorships for a tee or green are still available at the rate of $25 for business advertising and $10 for personal intentions. Contact Joan Roden at 863-763-2971. Sponsorships help support the blood drive and tournament door prizes and blood drive operational supplies.Monthly breakfast to be heldThe Fraternal Order of the Eagles 4137 Auxiliary, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will host a breakfast Sunday, Oct. 20, from 9 until 11 a.m. for a small donation. The breakfasts will be held the rst and third Sunday of each month hereafter. For information, call 863763-2550.OHS presenting playWelcome To Carnie: A Drama in Two Acts' by Wil Denson, will be presented on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5. Please contact Ms. Raulerson for tickets at 863-462-5025, ext 8011. AMVets announces eventsAMVets and Ladies Auxilliary of Post 200, 8591 S.R. 78 W., would like to invite you to come out to some of our weekly events happening in October. A ladies night out will be held Monday, Oct. 21 and every Monday, from 6-10 p.m. C-bingo will be held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; on Fridays at 1 p.m.; and, on Sunday at 2 p.m. Cornhole will be held every Thursday at 6 p.m. On Oct. 22 a Gator Race will be held at 6:30 p.m. On Oct. 31, at 7 p.m., a Halloween party will be held. We are also holding a food drive for Thanksgiving. We are a small post with a big heart serving out vets, children and community. All the money raised goes to these projects.CCC to meet on Oct. 22The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. The October special guest speakers will be Brian Sell, preparedness planner and medical reserve coordinator, and Jonathan Bean, from Martha's House. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for children and their families. The CCC will collect Christmas gifts and donations. Please bring items to the meeting or call for pick up. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, Ext. 257.Business luncheon slatedThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will hold its quarterly business luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the IRSC Williamson Center. The featured speaker will be Terrey Dolan of the Americas Logistics Gateway Center in Moore Haven. The center is an inland port concept which will bring signi cant jobs and industry to our region. Go to our website (okeechobeebusiness. com) and sign up for the lunch by clicking on Oct. 23 Business Exchange Luncheon. A big thank you goes to our Burgundy Business Sponsors, Domer's Inc., Changing Tree Wellness Center and Castle. For information, e-mail info@okeechobeebusiness.com.Candlelight vigil plannedThe Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce and the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will sponsor the seventh annual NOPE Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. The doors will open at 6 p.m. for fellowship and light refreshments. The program will start at 7 p.m. Contact Connie Curry at 863-763-3117 for information.Ampli ed telephones offeredOn Thursday, Oct. 24 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of the Treasure Coast, Inc. will be in Okeechobee distributing free ampli ed telephones to deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired and deaf/blind individuals by appointment only. For information, call 772-334-2233.Cross country meet setOkeechobee High School will host a district Cross Country meet Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The rst race starts at 4 p.m., and the competitors will run a course covering approximately 3.2 miles. The public is welcome, and there is a $5 admission fee to help the high school offset the cost of holding the event. Bene t set for Jaimie HansA Quarter Auction will be held to support Jaimie Angsuwan' Hans and her family in their battle with breast cancer. She has no medical insurance and will need chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The bene t will be held at the KOA in Okeechobee on Friday, Oct. 25 Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Crystal at 863-6349483 or Stephanie at 863-634-3374. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Constance Louise Lanier, 60OKEECHOBEE Constance Louise Lanier passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, Fla. Ms. Lanier was born in Greer, S.C. on Nov. 14, 1952. She had been a resident of Okeechobee for twenty-seven years. She was a licensed bail bondsman in Okeechobee and West Palm Beach, FL for thirty ve years. She is survived by her siblings, Vickie Owings of West Palm Beach, Thomas Lanier of Blue Ridge, S.C. and Vivian Massey of Woodruff, S.C.; many loving nieces and nephews, and two dear friends; Ida Curtis and Joan Schmitt of Okeechobee. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Clara (Barbery) Lanier. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at the VFW Post #10539 in Okeechobee, FL. Arrangements are entrusted to Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974; 863.357.7283. Online condolences maybe expressed at www.buxtonseawinds.com Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 13, 2013 Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236


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Special to the Okeechobee News The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Thursday approved a contract to start construction on a key project in the State’s Restoration Strategies plan to clean water for America’s Everglades. “This is an important step for the Everglades, as science and planning become a w orking construction project for achieving w ater quality goals,” said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Daniel O’Keefe. “Building this expansive storage site will signi cantly improve our ability to remove nutrients and further improve Florida’s famed River of Grass.” Design is complete and all necessary permits have been obtained so that Central Florida Equipment Rentals, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, can begin construction work with the Oct. 10 approved investment of $59.9 million. With the capacity to hold 60,000 acrefeet of water at a site west of U.S. 27, the A-1 Flow Equalization Basin (FEB) is designed to capture and store peak stormwater ows during the wet season or heavy rainfall events. Along with providing signi cant storage, emergent vegetation such as bulrush and cattail planted within the site will help reduce the concentration of phosphorus in the water. A system of 21 miles of earthen levees and 15 water control structures will allow w ater managers to move water south for treatment. This provides the steady ow necessary to optimize the performance of Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) 2 and 3/4 just to the south at the Palm Beach/Broward county line. Stormwater Treatment Areas are constructed wetlands that serve as the watercleaning workhorses of Everglades restoration, using both emergent and submerged aquatic vegetation such as hydrilla to naturally remove nutrients from the water that eventually ows to Everglades National Park. The district operates a network of ve STAs south of Lake Okeechobee with an effective treatment area of 57,000 acres. Since 1994, the treatment areas have retained more than 1,707 metric tons of total phosphorus that would have otherwise entered the Everglades. The A-1 FEB will utilize signi cant work already completed at the site for a reservoir originally planned to provide deep water storage, known as the EAA Reservoir. All of the material excavated for the reservoir will be utilized to build new levees, and existing canals have been incorporated into the new plan. In June 2012, the State of Florida and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a consensus on new strategies for improving water quality in America’s Everglades. 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IRSC students from around the world will carry ags and posters representing their country of origin and parade into the Koblegard Student Union at the Main Campus in Fort Pierce. Students and employees may enter the Cultural Photo Competition by submitting photos electronically through IRSC’s “River Life” at www. irsc.edu or contact Sharon Lowe, Student A ctivities, at slowe@irsc.edu. The week’s events will continue with International Movie Day on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Koblegard Student Union, Room KSU 107, with light refreshments. On International Games Day, Wednesday, Nov. 6, the Campus Coalition Government will provide music, games and refreshments under the gazebo at the Main Campus from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Activities will culminate in a Veterans’ Panel event on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Pruitt Campus, Schreiber Conference Center, in St. Lucie West. The Veterans’ Panel, consisting of veterans from various con icts and different branches of the military, and moderated by Vietnam veteran, Dr. Harvey Arnold, Provost of the Pruitt Campus, will share the cultural differences and experiences they had while serving oversees. The IRSC LE #10 Police Academy track students will start the event with a full color guard at noon, followed by Fine Arts student, Jernie Talles Millan, singing our National Anthem. Service related displays, veteran resource information, and refreshments will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. upon the conclusion of the panel discussions. International Education Week is sponsored by the IRSC Global Initiatives and the International Week Sub-committee. For more information, contact the IRSC Call Center at 1-866-792-4772 or visit www.irsc. edu. IRSC celebrates cultural diversity Construction to begin on Everglades water project Special to the Okeechobee News/ SFWMDA system of dikes, levees and water control structures will move water south for treatment before it enters the Everglades.


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Special to the Okeechobee NewsLifetime community member and local law enforcement leader, Captain Shawn Norton of the Seminole Police Department, graduated from the 254th session of the FBI National Academy on Friday, Sept. 20. The National Academy is a 10-week leadership and management program hosted by the FBI. Less than 1 percent of law enforcement leaders are selected and invited to attend this program around the world. The overall goal of the FBI National Academy is to support, promote and enhance the personal and professional development of law enforcement through innovative techniques, facilitating excellence in education and research and forgoing partnerships throughout the world. During this 10-week program students received instruction from some of the nation’s most experienced and skilled teachers who all hold advanced degrees in their respective disciplines. These highly qualified instructors bring to the classroom advanced knowledge and expertise from a practical law enforcement perspective. The 254th session graduated 208 law enforcement professionals from 49 states, 22 international countries, and three military organizations. Newly appointed FBI Director James Comey was the principal speaker at the graduation. Shawn Norton graduates FBI National Academy Shawn Norton 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. MASON HEASLEY BIRTHDAY Happy 2nd Birthday Mason! “Mothers hold their child’s hands for awhile...their hearts forever.” Love always and forever, Mommy 10 Okeechobee News October 13, 2013 In partnership with the Children Services Council of Okeechobee, the YMCA offers the “No School? Don’t Worry” program, providing day care for school age children on days when there is no school. This is the third year for the program, which was started in response to requests from parents. The children will participate in arts and crafts, sports, nature exploration, innovative learning programs, swimming, outdoor games, eld trips, and Y’s You Matter program. In the You Matter program, community leaders are asked to help the children achieve greater self-esteem and build their dreams of the future. As with any Y program, nancial assistance is available to those who are otherwise unable to afford to pay. Fees for the program are $15 per day for regular rate; $12 per day if the child is on the free or reduced price lunch program. Additional siblings from the same family pay $5 each. YMCA School’s Out will be offered on Oct. 21, Nov. 25, 26, 27, Dec. 27, 30, and 31, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 14, and March 17-21. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The program will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (pavilion in the back of the Church), 901 S.W. Sixth St. To register, or for more information, call School’s Out Director Michael Martinez on the YMCA Okeechobee hotline at 863-4840202 or call Shawn Keil 771-215-9780, or email Shawn Keil at skeil@ymcatreasurecoast.org. Please do not call the church. YMCA offers childcare if schools aren’t open Year of the Farmer poster contest seeks entriesFlorida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. has announced the Year of the Farmer Poster Contest. The contest has two divisions: kindergarten through third grade and fourth through six grades. One winning entry from each division will win two tickets to a Gator home football game, autographed football and have their entry published in the Football Game Day program. The school with the most entries will receive a Gator pizza party for the entire school. Entries must be mailed to: Gator IMG Sports Marketing, Attention: Gabe Park, 4798 New Broad Street, Suite 110, Orlando, FL 32814. Deadline is Oct. 14, 2013. For contest details go to www.gatorzone.com.


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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansPediatrics € Womens Health € Family Physician Monday Thursday: 8:00am 5:00pmFriday : 8:00am 4:00pm(863) 467-2159RaulersonPrimaryCare.com € 202 NE 2nd Avenue, Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 Hablamos Espaol € Same Day Appointments Af“liated with Raulerson Hospital 1796 Hwy 441 North Okeechobee, FL 34972 € (863) 763-2151 € RaulersonHospital.comFor a Free Physician Referral & Healthcare Questions, Call 763-9228 PUMPKIN PATCHITS FREE! Saturday, October 26th 10:30 A.M. … 12 P.M. | Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria Register today: 763-9228€ Music, fun, games and more € Decorate a miniature pumpkin € Kids can come dressed in their Halloween costumes € Delicious, healthy snacks and recipes will also be available We Treat Kids Too!Join us for a family fun event to kick-o the fall season. da y O O O c t t t o b b b er 2 2 2 6 6 t t t h h h y O O O co b b er 6 6 6 t t 2 2 2 6 6 6 t t 6 6 6 h h h t t t t t S S S a t t t u r d d d a t r d d S S a S S S d d d d a y O O O a y E E elicious, healthy snacks a eli ous, he y ac a s a a k s E! E E E E E ! presents 12 Okeechobee News October 13, 2013 The topic for this month’s Dine with the Doctor program is foot pain. Your feet must last a lifetime, and most Americans log an amazing 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50. Come and learn more at Raulerson Hospital on Monday, Oct. 28, with Podiatrist Dr. Joshua Roberts. He will discuss various causes of foot pain, common medical conditions involving the feet, as well as information regarding risk factors and keeping your feet healthy. The program will also include information about the procedures available for conditions that require advanced treatments. Dine with the Doctor is a monthly community event sponsored by Raulerson Hospital. It is normally held on the last Tuesday of each month and features various members of the facility’s medical staff. For the month of October only, Dine with the Doctor will be held on Monday, Oct. 28. The location for Dine with the Doctor is the Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria. A complete dinner, salad and dessert is available beginning at 4:30 p.m. for $5 per person. The physician’s presentation begins at 5 p.m. If you are interested in attending Dine with the Doctor at Raulerson Hospital RSVP to: Consult-A-Nurse by calling 863-763-9228. Consult-A-Nurse is a free physician referral service offered by Raulerson Hospital. Consult-A-Nurse is staffed 24 hours a day with Registered Nurses available to answer your healthcare questions. Foot pain is topic of physician’s lecture Special to the Okeechobee NewsFire Safety is fun!On Thursday, Oct. 10, K-1 students at Central Elementary School were visited by the Okeechobee City Fire Department. Students were also treated to a puppet show lled with re safety songs. 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.Craft Fair in the Woods plannedCraft Fair in the Woods will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. at Freedom Ranch, 11655 U.S. 441 S.E. There will be handmade and homemade 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.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. For information, contact Belinda Forlifer at 863-357-1104.


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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 107 SW 17thNO PHONE CALLSMUST HAVE: florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 15 Okeechobee News October 13, 2013 Okeechobee Sports News in Brief By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  Okeechobee High School will soon transition to winter sports with tryouts planned next Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14-15, for Lady Brahman soccer Tryouts will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Osceola Middle School’s soccer eld.  Lady Brahman volleyball fell to Sebastian River in four games on Wednesday night. Okeechobee won the rst game 25-20 and then dropped three in a row, 19-25, 2225, and 17-25.  The Osceola Middle School Warrior soccer team won on Wednesday 5-0 over Oslo to wrap up their regular season. Alejandro Bucio had two goals while Gage Ingram, Pablo Alvarez and Rosalio Elia all had one goal for the Warriors. They nish the season with a winning record. Coach Jorje Botello said he felt very strongly about the team’s improvement this year, “They rebounded from a crushing defeat against Yearling and ne-tuned their skills to deliver a decimating blow to the Wildcats.”  The Yearling Middle School soccer team fought off an upset bid by Sebastian to win 4-2 on Wednesday. YMS led only 1-0 at the half. The Bulls increased the lead to 3-0 before two penalty kicks got Sebastian back into the match in the nal 10 minutes. YMS scored in the nal seconds after a late offensive assault by Sebastian. “With such a small difference anything could happen,” Yearling Coach Erick Rios said. “They sent all of their players to attack and we pulled everyone back to play defense. In the nal minute we cleared the ball and scored a goal.” Rios said the defense held up strong against the late blitz by Sebastian. They ended the season b y allowing just four goals total. YMS lost just one game against this year. “It was a great season for us and Yearling showed they still have talent and that the soccer program keeps going strong even after key players move on to the high school level,” he added. Javier Hernandez had two goals and two assists while Brian Pinon and Johnny Tijerin a scored goals for YMS. Tijerina added an assist.  The OHS Lady Brahmans golf team defeated Clewiston 213-229 in a rare home match on Wednesday at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. The Lady Brahmans were led by Bethany Stuart who had a 50. Kirsten Doney shot 53, Danyelle Shef eld 54, and Kristen Higgins 56. Coach Bruce Conrad said he was very impressed with the ball striking of Stuart as she hit many greens in regulation. “The greens were very slow today so putting was a challenge, I had some of the top golfers play on their own to give some of the other girls some experience,” he added. OHS ended their regular season on Thursday with a match at Placid Lakes against Lake Placid. The district tournament is held Monday in Clewiston. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Port St. Lucie held Okeechobee to a total of 156 yards and zero passing yards as they jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead and cruised from there for a 24-8 win in a District 14-6A contest in Port St. Lucie Friday. Adrian Minondo rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown to lead Okeechobee, 1-5. Tyrell Moring rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Jaguars, 2-3. The Jaguars drove 69 yards in just ve plays to start the game and the drive set the tone for the game. Moring said there was great execution by his team on that drive and throughout the game. “The opening drive was great. The blocking was 100 percent on point tonight. All of our players blocked to the fullest and I’m thankful they opened up lanes for me and the rest of our skilled backs,” he added. Port St. Lucie went 88 yards in 12 plays in a time-consuming drive later in the half that pushed their lead to 14-0. Key plays included a 30-yard run by Moring and a 9-yard run by Isaiah McFadden. The Jaguars converted two key third downs on the drive. Head Coach Hillary Poole said his team w as able to chew the clock pretty well, and that he was pleased with the overall effort of his team, “There was great effort from both sides. Okeechobee was de nitely a tough team. They are very big up front, very stout, and they fought hard.” Okeechobee couldn’t get much going on offense in the rst half. They did get a boost from freshman Antawyn Fludd who broke loose for 20 yards on the Brahmans rst offensive series. Okeechobee did play fundamentally strong, with only one penalty for the entire game. Port St. Lucie missed a 47-yard eld goal attempt in the nal minute of the half and it appeared they would go into the locker room w ith a comfortable 14-0 lead. Okeechobee gambled, however, as they went to the air and opted to not run out the clock. Moring made them pay when he elded a 42-yard punt by A rthur Woodruff, and 53 yards later, had the J aguars looking to blow open the game. “I took the punt return back and again there was great blocking on the edge so I could get around. Then I hit a nice hitch pass and the line did a good job of getting a push and I got into the end zone,” he added. In a matter of 30 seconds Port St. Lucie had gained a 21-point advantage leaving the Brahmans with a vision of dejavu In their last game against Heritage they gave up two touchdowns in the nal minute of the half putting their opponent in control. Okeechobee did come out inspired in the third quarter but again couldn’t get a drive together until late in the quarter. Okeechobee drove 86 yards in 14 plays and took over seven minutes off the clock as they scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Two critical penalties by the Jaguars, including one on a third and long play, helped the Brahman cause. Minondo was big on the drive for Okeechobee with runs of 10, nine and 22 yards. His 9-yard run and a two-point conversion run by fullback Cory Vickers got Okeechobee back in the game at 21-8 early in the fourth. Moring went back to work on the next drive with runs of 15 and 20 yards and the Jaguars drove 43 yards in nine plays to set up a 39-yard eld goal to close out the scoring. The drive took nearly six minutes off the clock. Okeechobee’s nal drive ended near mideld when they failed to convert a fourth and three. “Okeechobee pounded us pretty good on their scoring drive, but overall it was a great team effort for us. We spread the ball around and Moring did an excellent job managing the game,” Coach Poole added. Linebacker Cody Neese led the Jaguars with 14 tackles which included a sack and two other tackles for loss. Six times Brahman backs were dropped in the back eld. He said his team strives to control the line of scrimmage. “It was an emotional game because it was a district game. We knew we had to come out banging and we played our hearts out,” he added. Game notes Ethan Parriott had a strong game for OHS with a couple of tackles in the back eld. He also made a key stop on a punt return. Vickers had a tackle in the back eld. Brandon Letcher had a tackle for loss and a quarterback sack for PSL. Cody Walker had a tackle in the back eld for OHS. Arthur Woodruff had a strong night punting and also had two tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Devon Wigfall had a quarterback sack for OHS. OHS was 3-9 on the third down. PSL was 2-7. OHS had 11 rst downs and PSL had 12. There were no turnovers in the game. OHS travels to South Fork this week for another district game. Jaguars cruise to a win over Brahmans


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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 *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds Employment Full Time 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 or apply online www.walpoleinc.comis seeking Local Drivers and an experienced Truck/Trailer Mechanic EOE/DFWP Truck/Trailer Mechanic Local Drivers• Must have own tools & a strong desire to excel • Knowledge of Pacar Engine a plus • Compensation based on experience • Company offers paid uniforms, paid vacation, paid insurance and boot allowance • Class A company CDL • Must have minimum of two years driving experience & clean driving record • Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacation, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! Call Ryan at (800) 741-6500 Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in theclassifieds. Employment Full Time 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. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in 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.CLASS A OR B CDL DRIVER wanted Augger Exp. A Plus for local deliveries. Must know the area, have clean driving record and pass a drug test. Bene ts available, apply at: Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 2595 NW 8th St. 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. Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854Pine Creek Sporting Club Hiring for housekeeping position. Only exp. need to apply. Apply in person @ 23721 NE 48th Ave. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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 Faith Academy Preschool is accepting applications for Substitutes minimum requirements 40 hours Childcare training. Call 863-763-8800. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full Time CONTRACT INSPECTION SPECIALIST Performs work that supports quality control over contractual agreements to help the District achieve positive contract outcomes. Work requires inspection of services procured through contract are in adherence to contractual requirements and speci cations. Incumbents serve as liaisons, interpret and enforce contract speci cations, established policies, procedures and schedules for inspecting and evaluating contractual eld jobs to determine if progressive or completed work is in accordance with terms and conditions of the purchase order or contract. Work includes but is not limited to inspection of electrical, mechanical, and civil phases of contractual projects. Associate’s Degree required (Bachelor’s preferred) in quality control, engineering, construction management or related eld and 4+ years experience in contractual quality control, public works inspection and oversight or related work. Licenses: Valid State of Florida Driver’s License. Must possess a State of Florida Restricted Pesticide License, or the ability to obtain one within 6 months from hire date and/or placement in job. For more details and to apply, visit the South Florida Water Management District website at: http:// www.SFWMD.govReq ID: 1107BR, Location: Okeechobee Field Station. EOE 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 do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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. Business Equipment10’ X 10’ Tent Canopy Professional E-Z UP Brand. All 4 wall curtaians. Excellent Condition. $100.00/or best offer. (863)824-0835 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 ApartmentsNW OKEE: 2 BR Apts available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $550mo, and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. 16 Okeechobee News October 13, 2013


NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Business Opportunities Apartments450sq. ft Apartment Located on Rim Canal. Furnished, dock access for boat. $650 monthly, includes cable, internet & elec. Call 561-853-6669 IN TOWN1br./1ba. furnished or unfurnished. Nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $700/mo., 1st & $300 sec. Non smoking environment. No pets. 863-610-0861. OKEE2/1 Newly updated 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included $ 498.00 mo. Call for details. Mon Fri. No Pets 863-467-9800. 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. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Business Opportunities 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 3BR, 2BA, SW Section, garage, $850 mo. (863)623-8071 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Houses RentAFFORDABLE 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 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 S.W. Section 3BR/2BA 1 Car garage. Lrg back yard with mature Oak Trees. $950.00 monthly. 1st, last & security total $2,300 to move in. Call 863-634-5586 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Houses SaleFurnished 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 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Public NoticeNotice of Hearing Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, located at 1728 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact Beth Albert at the Planning and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Ave., Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, (863) 824-3050. All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at this meeting 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. Code Enforcement tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the Department. Beth Albert Code Enforcement Of cer III 454700 ON 10/13/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013 CA 223 JUDGE: METZGER IN RE: Forfeiture of: One (1) 2005 Dodge Magnum VIN: 2D4FV48T85H513698 NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CeeJae Dakota Smith Last known Address: 1195 N Tucker Ridge Road, Okeechobee, FL 34974 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a forfeiture action has been led against the above described motor vehicle by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. You are required to le an answer and any written defenses with the Clerk of the Court and to serve a copy of the answer and defenses with the Clerk of the Court and to serve a copy of the answer and defenses within 30 day of rst publication date, on Jason Helfant, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, PO Box 540609, Lake Worth, FL 33454. Failure to le your answer and defenses will result in a default being entered against you. WITNESSED by hand and the Seal of the Court on this 9th day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk 454610 ON 10/13,20/2013 NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL OWNERS OF LANDS LOCATED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THAT, PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, A MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL BE CONTINUED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 AT 9:00 A.M. AT THE ADMINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE, LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE: 1. ELECT ONE SUPERVISOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICE BY CALLING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. WILLARD M. BYARS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166 454541 ON 10/13/2013 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 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public NoticeNOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: LOI Insurance Under which we expect to engage in business at: 1500 SE 70 E, Okeechobee, FL 2631 Hwy 27 South, Sebring, FL In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Paul Rieck, Dorothy Rieck 1300 SW 86th Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34974 Ownership of LOI Insurance is as follows: Lake Okeechobee Insurance Inc. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 11th day of October, 2013. 454648 ON 10/13/2013 SCHOOL BOARD WORKSHOP Members of the School Board of Okeechobee County will meet in workshop session on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 4:00 pm in the School Board Administration Building, Room 303, at 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. The subject of the workshop is the 2013-14 Strategic Plan.The workshop is open to the publicKen Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 454545 ON 10/13/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. PROBATE DIVISION. CASE NO.: 2011-CP-57 IN RE: The Estate of ELMER E. WHITE, JR. Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELMER E. WHITE JR., deceased, whose date of death was August 18, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication date of this notice is: October 6, 2013. Personal Representative: RALPH WHITE 253 Strathmore Circle Kissimmee, FL 34744 Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 colin@ccameronlaw.com 454124 ON 10/6,13/2013 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE COMPLAINT On or about September 11, 2013, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce seized the following property: UNITED STATES CURRENCY IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,720.00 and intends to seek forfeiture under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. 454647 ON 10/13,20/2013 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Shop here first! The classified ads Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000235 DLJ MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC ; Plaintiff, vs. DAVID FOX; JOANNA FOX; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD O R ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): DAVID DWIGH FOX LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 5869 NW 154TH AVE OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RAUL LOZANO LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 5869 NW 154TH AVE OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 15, PLATTS BLUFF RANCHES, AS PER SURVEY THEREOF, RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK171, PAGE 877, ALSO RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 172, PAGE 343, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A 2005 MERT DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN #FLHML2F166928480A AND TILTE NO. 93496319 AND VIN #FLHML2F16628480B AND TITLE NO. 93499478 a/k/a 5869 NW 154TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the THE OKEECHOBEE NEWS, le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065.IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in a court proceeding or access to a court facility, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision o f certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986; (772) 807-4370; 1-800-955-8771, if you are hearing or voice impaired. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 10th day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court By: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone: (954) 644-8704 Telefacsimile: (954) 772-9601 454256 ON 10/13,20/2013 17 Okeechobee News October 13, 2013 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at B M J Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on FRIDAY THE 25th day of OCTOBER 2013 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statue 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: 98 MITSUBISHIECLIPSE GS GRAY 4A3AK44Y1WE100316 1991 CHEV S-10 PU RED 1GCCS14E9M8155320 199 FORD TAURUS LX 4 DR GREEN 1FAFP52U3XA101191 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 454727ON 10/13/2013


R E D Berger Real EstatePhilip Y. Berger, Broker 425 SW Park Street863.763.5335I never let my customers slip through the cracks.Ž AVAILABLE Evenings and Weekends€ Residential € Seasonal retreats € Waterfront € Commercial € Acreage € InvestmentsFull Time Realtor Julia@bergerrealestate.comJulia Parker863.801.3489 Receive the service you deserve! LEASING – 2860 SF EXCELLENT LOCATION PROFESSIONAL BUILDING WITH 10 OFFICES, CONFERENCE ROOMS, AND KITCHEN. This building could be leased as one business or it could be leased for two businesses. Front: 2100 SF Back: 760 SF Garage: 776 SF. Leasing includes electric, water/sewer, lawn maintenance, garbage pickup. century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 5003-H: Sunrise Estates freshly painted 3 bd, 2 ba CBS home on 1.22+/-acre. 2133 total sq ft/1501 under air. Recently remodeled. On a canal! New and more. $145,000 MLS #207229 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 5008-M: Pioneer Estates 2/2 DW on acre with two sheds. Additional acre in the back available for $15,000. $45,900 NOW $40,000 MAKE OFFER! MLS #206211 5058-M: Lake Montaza Investors Special! Two SWMH on 4.88 acres. Both are 2 br, 1 ba, property is fenced. Call today to make arrangements to see. $65,000 MLS #207176 1008-H: In town Beautiful landscaped 2 bd, 2 ba CBS home on large fenced lot, extra room could be third bdrm, large living rm, family room, screen porch and large shed. $190,000 MLS # 207126 5007-H: Basswood 3 bd, 2 ba CBS home in move in condition with appliances. 1152 total sq ft/1112 under air on lg lot. Lg closinside laundry rm and more. $69,000 MLS #207260 2000-C: Taylor Creek Condominium upstairs 1 bd, 1 ba apartment, 680 total sq ft, screen pool area, boat ramp, boat dock, rim canal. $47,500 MLS #207066 • Basswood lots starting at $4,900 • Potter Rd (NW 30th Ter) 5+/acres $38,000 • 319+/-acres on Hwy 441 N $4,000,000 • 55+/-acres on SR 710 $330,000. Make Offer! • Foreclosure Taylor Creek Captive Lake Residential Lot $9,900 NOW 8,900 • Foreclosure Viking 1.25 acre (308nd St) $2,587 • Okeechobee Pk (NW 4th St) Residential Lot $6,000 • In town lot (SW 5th St) $3,900 MLS #206637 • Fenced 57.80+/acres on a paved road, used to graze large animals. $750,000 Find your dream home here! Location, Location, Location Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers 18 Okeechobee News October 13, 2013


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Okeechobee News October 13, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyScholar honoredOHS senior Brandon Alvarez (left) was honored as a 2013-14 National Hispanic Program Scholar. He was given the award by Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy at the Oct. 8 Okeechobee County School Board meeting. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyFormer superintendent honoredThe Okeechobee School board honored the memory of former school superintendent and school board member Roger Jones at their Oct. 8 meeting. Left to right are OHS principal Toni Wiersma, Donald Jones and Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBus driver retiresLinda Heater (right), bus driver, retired after 12 years with the school system. She was honored at the Okeechobee County School Board’s Oct. 8 meeting by Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy (left). Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySchool Bus Safety WeekLouise Piper (left), transportation department supervisor, received a proclamation for School Bus Safety Week from School Superintendent Ken Kenworthy (right) at the Oct. 8 meeting. Martha’s House holds Domestic Violence workshopMartha’s House will host the Cut Out Domestic Violence workshop for salon owners, cosmetologists, nail technicians, barbers, massage therapists and beauty consultants on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. at The Hampton Inn on State Road 70 in Okeechobee. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. Contact Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck to RSVP at 863-763-2893.