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Friday, October 18, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 125 15.60 feetLast Year: 15.89 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. OHS Brahmans face South Fork Bulldogs ... Page 10 Cattlemen’s Arena hosts youth rodeo ... Page 4 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyThe Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans golf team will compete in the regional tournament on Oct. 21. Left to right are: (front) Hannah Raulerson, coach Bruce Conrad and Danyelle Shef eld; (back) Cameron White, Kirsten Doney and Bethany Stuart. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Lady Brahman golf team quali ed for the regional tournament with a third place nish on Oct. 14 at the Clewiston Golf and Country Club in the 2A-22 District Tournament. They advance to play Monday, Oct. 21, at the Lago Mar Golf Club in Plantation. Players who will represent Okeechobee include Kirsten Doney, Cameron White, Hannah Raulerson, Bethany Stuart and Danyelle Shef eld. Girls golf team quali es for regional tournament By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A number of experts will be on hand to offer their views at a free drug abuse symposium slated for Monday, Oct. 21, at the Okeechobee County Civic Center. The event will get under way at 1 p.m. with an opening by Major Noel Stephen, from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), and will then feature round table discussions on prescription drug abuse and possible solutions. U.S. Congressman Tom Rooney will open the one-day event with some comments then the rst panel will answer questions posed by the audience beginning at 1:30 p.m. That panel will consist of: Debbie Butler, from the Guardians for a New Future in Port St. Lucie; Gerald T. Roden, of the Roden Law Firm in Fort Pierce; Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Of ce in Port St. Lucie Sheldon Burkett; Tom Bakkedahl, from the 19th Judicial Circuit Of ce of the State Attorney in Fort Pierce; Okeechobee Count y Commissioner Bryant Culpepper; Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy; and George Roberson, from the Douglas Park Improvement Committee. This panel will discuss challenges untreatPanel discussions will highlight drug forum By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A 56-year-old woman died after she was apparently struck by an oncoming vehicle as she walked across U.S. 441 S.E. just north of S.E. 86th Boulevard in Okeechobee County. According to a Florida Highway Pedestrian struck by vanSee DRUGS — Page 14 Sharel Ann Taylor See FATALITY — Page 14 See GOLF — Page 14 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News After stopping a vehicle for running a stop sign, detectives from the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force ended up arresting three adults on felony drug and gun charges. Arrested Wednesday, Oct. 16, were: Damiana Cruz, 43, Grif n Square, West Palm Beach; Kelley Nicole Sherman, 25, S.E. 34th Lane, Okeechobee; and Dustin Nevada Sills, 27, E. Felber Road, Avon Park. Cruz was arrested on a felony charge of possession o f methamphetamine with intent to sell and a misdemeanor Trio arrested on meth chargesSee METH — Page 21

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A goal of $52,000 was set for Okeechobee County as the March of Dimes kicked off their annual campaign on Wednesday with a luncheon at the Indian River State College W illiamson Center. Ken and Johanna Kenworthy were named co-chairs of this year’s campaign. They had a son born prematurely in August of 1993. Last year over $47,000 was raised in Okeechobee County. The campaign was chaired by Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May. Mr. Kenworthy said he was excited to be asked to co-chair the event this year, “We have been the benefactor of a lot of research that went into the March of Dimes and it is near and dear to me.” Mr. Kenworthy said any baby that has a healthy start in life will be better prepared for school. He noted his life work is devoted to education and children in Okeechobee and that a child who is better prepared to learn bene ts everyone. “The most bene cial thing of the March of Dimes is the research. Everyone knows someone who has had a premature baby or a miscarriage. If we can prevent that from happening to another family, then we’ve done our job,” he added. Mr. Kenworthy said he felt the campaign will reach its goal this year and he praised Okeechobee for their support of the March of Dimes. “We are mindful of the economic times but nothing spurs a campaign like a little competition. I hope we can do a better job than last year and reach our goal,” he added. Pam Crowley of March of Dimes of the Treasure Coast said they expect close to 600 participants for the annual walk in 2014. It is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, at 8:30 a.m. in the downtown area. She noted the March of Dimes has always had great support from Okeechobee. The money raised goes to fund community service and research. She said they increased the campaign goal by a modest amount and expect to be able to reach it this year. “Okeechobee is always one of the most generous communities and the support is phenomenal. We raise more than $1 per resident in Okeechobee and that is pretty remarkable,” she said. The event will last just over three miles and will include a kid’s corner, great food and awards. Statistics show that one out of seven babies in Florida is born premature. Premature births cost more than $1 billion in health care costs each year in Florida. They did see a drop in that number of over 11 percent nationwide this year. They provide research to prevent and nd solutions to premature birth and educate women on how they can increase the chances of having a healthy baby. They also push for newborn screening and health insurance coverage for all pregnant women and children. Sponsors this year include Seacoast National Bank, the Okeechobee Health Care Facility, State Farm Insurance, the Law Ofces of Cassells and McCall, the Okeechobee Farm Bureau, the Okeechobee Schools Grants and Special Programs Department, and Publix Supermarket. Last year the ve top teams to raise funds were the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce, the Seminole Tribe, Publix, South Elementary and Central Elementary School. Verbal commitments of over $31,000 were pledged by various team leaders at the luncheon. More information on the campaign can be obtained online at www.marchforbabies. org or by calling 772-562-0115. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sims, Keith D. Rucks; one great-grandchild, Blake Hollister; and two step great-grandchildren, Lacy and Sherry Altman. Tommy and Betty have played an active role in the Dairy Farming Industry throughout their lives. They have had the pleasure of being able to travel extensively. For many years they have summered at their home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We are grateful and blessed to be given the opportunity to celebrate our parents being happily married for 60 years. BETTY J. RUCKS TOMMY T. RUCKS Tommy T. Rucks and Betty J. Rucks of Okeechobee, Fla., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their family on Oct. 19, 2013. The Rucks were married on Oct.19,1953 at the Opa Locka Methodist Church. The bride was the former Betty Jean Stokes of Miami, Fla. The couple spent their honeymoon in Ohio and Washington, D.C. Their children are, Tommy Rucks, Jr. and wife, Pamela Rucks, Keith Rucks and wife, Susan Rucks, Robin Sims and husband, Allen Sims. They have six grandchildren, Tommy Rucks, III, Kimberly Rucks, Laura Altman and husband, Shane Altman, Chase Rucks, Jared ANNIVERSARY MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Oct. 18TH Thurs., Oct. 24THFor 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 2 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 Today: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, w ith a low around 70. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.Extended ForecastSaturday : A 10 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Saturday Night : A 10 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Sunday : A 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light east wind. Sunday Night : A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Okeechobee Forecast March of Dimes kicks off annual campaign Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy C indy Hernandez of the March of Dimes Treasure Coast of ce brought her g randson, Leo, who was born Oct. 11, in Vero Beach, to the March of Dimes k ickoff luncheon. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCo-chair Ken Kenworthy expressed con dence the fundraising goal can be met this year.

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Government shut down Obama’s theme song by Coldplay, keeps playing in my head, “I USED to rule the world. Seas would rise when I gave the word ... For some reason I can’t explain. I know St. Peter won’t call my name. Never an honest word. But that was when I ruled the world.” Happily for us, his rule will end and hopefully, better times are ahead. Debt ceiling Ronald Reagan raised the debt ceiling 18 times — the most of any U.S. president and three times the number that Obama has.  Is it worse to raise it by a smaller amount many times or raise it by a lot a few times? Mr. Reagan’s 8 years in of ce racked up a total de cit of about $1.9 trillion. Mr. Obama’s administration racked up $1.3 trillion in one year.  Obama surely can already brag that he has added more to the national debt than all the presidents, from Washington to “Ronnie,” combined, and he still has 2+ years to go. It’s not important “how many times” the ceiling is raised, it’s how much they spend/ accrue indebtedness during their term(s) that matters.  Obama’s refusal to negotiate with the Congress just proves he is the worst president ever. He is no leader.Okee-Tantie I am glad that Commissioner Frank Irby is now talking about investing capital outlay funds in Okee-Tantie instead of building a new county building at this time. Isn’t that exactly the same thing Commissioner Bryant Culpepper was proposing not long ago? If we can get a third commissioner on board, maybe this county can nally make some progress.  People come to Lake Okeechobee to sh. Those who have RVs like to camp close to the lake so they can spend more time shing. When the Okee-Tantie campground was open, before the hurricanes, it was lled with campers most of the winter. After the 2004 storms, the county made a very bad decision to allow FEMA to put trailers there and it turned into a disaster because a lot of the people they brought over from the coast to put in those trailers caused problems. There was a lot of theft and even prostitution going on. Then the 2005 storms tore up the campground and that was the end of it. But I think we could bring it back and make it pro table again. It is unique because it is inside the levy and right on the lake.  I think the county could make OkeeTantie a money-making park if they xed it up and hired someone who knows what they are doing. They need to hire a quali ed park manager, not some elected of cial’s relative.County of cials Now that the county commission meetings are online, all of the voters should be paying attention to how each one votes and what they say at the meetings. If someone is not voting the way you think they should, then remember that come the next election. And if you don’t bother to vote, then you have no excuse. Don’t complain about who is elected.Fun We need more fun in Okeechobee. Now that the Cattlemen’s Arena is open, how about starting a cowboy soccer league. Someone mentioned it a little while ago and I looked it up online. It looks like a hoot! Kids on horses and a giant rubber soccer ball, the kind that the horses like to play with.Rehab facility I am worried about this business at the Okeechobee Rehabilitation Facility with all the investigations going on. Those clients at the rehab are going to be upset and their routines disrupted. That isn’t right. I hope they can nd or start another program for them if necessary. It said in the paper that The Arc lost Medicaid funding. They don’t take away your Medicaid privileges for no reason. Something must really be wrong there. Youth rodeoWhen 400 entries are taken in two days for youth rodeo, it is a sure sign the love of rodeo lives on in the community of Okeechobee. The opening up of the old Cattlemen’s Arena certainly has been the catapult to allow the riding to begin again. There is nothing in the world more fun or appreciated by the gathering of excited adults, than to see their child ride like the wind, in an open arena, where the breezes blow and the dirt ies. As we opened the early morning days with “Old Glory” going round the arena, as nostalgic as can be, our hearts are warmed with the thoughts of yesteryear. With great hopes for the future, as some of the little ones riding seemed to be no more than three years old. Fearless, challenging, cute with the little colored chaps of all descriptions on their tiny little legs, dragging the ground, picking up sand, and new scuff marks. What is not to love? When folks are eating together, laughing on how fast it seems to have the 8 seconds approach, after all they have spent weeks preparing to enter these events. Special, “ rst time” ride clothes have been purchased, new hats, new bandanas, new spurs (of course), brightly colored saddle pads, and matching reins, halters, leg wraps, this takes a lot of time, not to mention the practicing on how to fall off easily, or jump from th e saddle top. Who needs stirrups when we jump 5 fee t in the air? I’m not sure if we were experiencing a competition or an event on how to have the best day of our lives. Not one angry word, not one referee / judge being yelled at for not calling it correctly. We just had a great blessed day, as th e standard for the day, was all set up for us, b y praying rst for the safety of everyone, each rider/participant and animal. If you would like to be apart of this even t each month, please join us. The activity is one to remember, as memories are made in this historical arena, that is for sure. We will keep you posted on the dates and times of the next youth rodeo. Please “sta y tuned,” as this event will be going on monthly, scores kept, and prizes to be given. You are invited to attend as a spectator, or sign your child up. Have you ever seen “donke y broncs”? This may just be what you are looking fo r to talk to friends and neighbors about. Happy Trails, Bobbi Poole October 18, 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! Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleCaleb White, of Okeechobee, does his absolute best to rip the ribbon off his calf at top speed. The agility of some of these riders is fantastic to observe, at the rst of many months to come of youth rodeo being held in the old Cattlemen's arena on U.S. 441 North, just across the highway from Raulerson Hospital.

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The 2013-2014 Music in the Park Concert series kicks off with Longshot on Oct. 19, with a lineup of classic country, modern country with a “rockin” edge, and originals by guitarist Lee Allcorn. On Nov. 16, GrooVus will pull out the saxes and rev up the stage with their eclectic blend of high energy jazz and rock hits from the past 50 years. Concert goers can relive high school days from the 1950s and 60s w ith Lotela Gold on Jan. 18, 2014 and recall a simpler time when youth “rocked around the clock,” Elvis was King, and Sam Cooke pioneered soul music. Plan to arrive early on Feb. 22 to “get your spot” when California Toe Jam “packs the park” playing the best classic rock from the 1960s and 70s. On April 19, Rick Arnold, who wrote “Hog Wild” and other songs for Hank Williams, Jr., will blend country and oldies from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The band Quasimojo, known for penetrating guitar, will close out the series on May 17 with 70s and 80s rock, alternative, and hard-driving blues. As always, concerts run from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday nights. Concert admission is $5 per person. A ccompanied children 12 and under are free of charge. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and ashlights and plan to enjoy an evening of music under the stars. Food vendors will be onsite. Park entry fee of $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people) is waived after 6 p.m. on concert nights. Don’t miss this season’s party in the park! The Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park is the nonpro t Citizen Support Organization (CSO) that works hard to support the park and promote a partnership between the community and the park. Proceeds from the concerts and other CSO sponsored events bene t park improvements. Whether y ou attend a concert, or run in the Turkey Trot 5K, you’re supporting the park. The Friends have forged a lasting partnership with the park, and a recent project proves that “public/private partnerships” pave the way for success! Relentless summer rains combined with years of heavy traf c from RV campers, county roaders and park visitors had really taken a toll on park roadways by the end of August. The crumbling edges and potholes did not escape the attention of Park Manager Steven Dale. He proposed that the park split the cost of approximately $20,000 with the Friends. Consequently, the ranger station entrance, the campground entrance, and the loop entrance between the county road turn-off and the Orange Grove were resurfaced by Highlands County Road and Bridge. Bicyclists, joggers, and campers on evening strolls to view the deer are delighted! We suspect that the snakes are pleased, too, when they stretch out in the late afternoon to warm up and nd smooth pavement! Another project of great bene t to visitors is the phone line. Callers can now get information about the park, tram tours, recreation hall and pavilion rentals, camping, the Friends, and special events without having to speak to a ranger. Camp Host Steve Mitchell, a retired AT&T employee, installed the system this past summer. He generously donated a phone switch, the software, and other equipment valued at $10,000. During the 1930s, preservation and maintenance were a primary concern of key historical gures including the Roeblings, Alexander Blair, Allen Altvater, Richard Lieber, and others. In keeping with this same spirit of stewardship, the Friends work to advance and further preservation and maintenance. During the 2012-13 scal year, a total of $84,000 in CSO funds was used to purchase vehicles and equipment including two Kubotas, a Polaris, weed-eaters, chainsaws, brush cutters, fuel, and complete repairs essential to park operations. Highlands Hammock has been gearing up for fall! A total of 52 volunteers representing ve groups worked with park staff for three hours on National Public Lands Day. The Ridge Rangers, Boy Scout Troop # 156 (Avon Park) and Boy Scout Troop #315 (Lake Wales) removed a total of 786 sand pines in an ongoing Florida Scrub-jay habitat restoration. The acreage can now undergo a prescribed burn in late fall. Simultaneously, Kids That Kare, a group of young Sebring families and Lake Placid’s Country Clovers 4-H Club trimmed ve loop trails. Four other volunteers completed two longer trails. The upshot of their collective efforts ... seven of the eight loop nature trails have received a much needed sprucing up. In early September, sculptor Frankie Flowers and his Mountain Dan Chainsaw Art team, camped in the park as volunteers with a most unique project sponsored by the Friends. They transformed two large stumps in the picnic area into a Southern black bear and a Florida panther! These two large mammals tread softly in the hammock and rangers and visitors are delighted to occasionall y catch a glimpse. These “true Americana” carvings will be of cially unveiled at the 28th Annual CCC Festival on Saturday, Nov. 9. So please “save the date” and plan to attend this year’s festival. Consider joining the Friends as a member, a volunteer or both, and remember that Highlands Hammock is your State Park! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 107 SW 17thNO PHONE CALLSMUST HAVE: 5 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 Highlands Hammock State Park offers concert series Special to the Okeechobee NewsNew paving on Loop Drive makes it smooth going for Ranger Blake, bicyclists and joggers. Special to the Okeechobee NewsPark vehicles and equipment were purchased through funds provided by the Friends of Highlands Hammock.

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Eagles hosting Turkey ShootEagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will have a Turkey Shoot on Saturday, Oct. 19. The shoot starts at 10 a.m. and the public is inv ited. There will be a 50/50 drawing, kraut dogs, hot dogs, chili dogs and chips. Proceeds will go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund.Eagles serving steak dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles, 4509, will serve choice rib eye steak shrimp or sh dinners starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 Entertainment is by Debra and Jimmy Harper. Saturday, Oct. 19, they will serve a lasagna dinner by Dennis. Entertainment will be prov ided by Sandoone. Sunday, Oct. 20, they are serving a fried chicken dinner from 2 until 6 p.m. by Ed and Noni. Tuesday, Oct. 22, is the w eekly 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.Trails of Terror opens todayAnimal Adventures, at 5001 S.W. Rucks Dairy Road, will present Trails of Terror on Oct. 18 19, 25 and 26. Gates open at 8 p.m. and close at 11 p.m. Admission is $10 for ages 10 and up, and $3 for those between the ages of 4 and 9. Children aged 3 and under will be admitted free. Hotdogs, drinks and chips will be available for purchase. For information, call 863-447-6050.VFW to host OktoberfestThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 Oktoberfest is on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 3-7 p.m. Music will be provided by Mike and Naomi. Enjoy good German food such as bratwurst, red cabbage, sauerkraut, German potato salad and Weinersnitzel. Dinners and sandwiches will be served for a donation of $3 to $7. Proceeds will bene t the Wounded Warrior Fund. For information, call 863-467-2882.Free diabetes class offeredRaquel Cordoves, a certi ed diabetes educator, will be at the 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, at 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. behind McDonald's off S.R. 70 East, is having a community yard sale Saturday, Oct. 19 A space is a $10 donation. They will also have a car wash. The event will run from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will also be a concession stand. If you would like to get a space, contact Norma Sue Kemp at 863-634-2930.Golf tourney aids blood driveThe 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, starting at 9 a.m. The $40 entry fee provides 18 holes of golf with cart, refreshments and numerous prizes. Sign up at the Blue Heron Golf Club; or, call 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 offeredThe Fraternal Order of the Eagles 4137 Auxiliary, at 9985 U.S. 441 N., will be hosting their monthly breakfast beginning 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 863-763-2550.OHS presenting drama"Welcome To Carnie: A Drama in Two Acts" by Wil Denson, will be presented on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. All tickets are $5. Please contact Ms. Raulerson for tickets at 863-462-5025, ext 8011. The play is about 10 students at Carnegie Senior High School who noisily gather around their lockers on the rst day of school. By the time the play ends, on of them is dead. Suicide. Will it be the shy new girl in the school who can't seem to make friends? Or the pest who thinks spray-painting lockers and scaring girls will make him popular? Garden/Orchid clubs to meetThe Garden Club will meet Monday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. It will be followed by the Orchid Club meeting at 7 p.m. in the Extension Center, 451 U.S. 98 N. Everyone is welcome. Bring a plant or orchid to show, or a problem plant to discuss. For information, call 863-763-6469.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will meet Monday, Oct. 21 beginning at noon in the museum building on U.S. 98 N. This month there will be a short presentation on Peter Raulerson, founder of Okeechobee. Anyone is invited to attend, we just ask that you bring a covered dish to share. Membership dues are only $10 a year. The Tantie Quilters also meet in the museum building on Thursdays.AMVets announce eventsAMVets and Ladies Auxiliary of Post 200, 8591 Hwy 78 North 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.; 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 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. Shrine hosting dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesda y evening, Oct. 22 from 4 until 7 p.m. and reservations are not required. The Shrine Club is pleased to offer smoke free dinning. For your listening and dancing pleasure, music is provided from 5 until 8 p.m. The complete dinner is available for a donation of only $6. All proceeds bene t Shrine charities. For information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact Kip Gardner at 863357-0427, Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.CCC to meet Oct. 22The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. October special guest speakers will be Brian Sell, preparedness planner and Medical Reserve Corp. coordinator, and Jonathan Bean from Martha's House. The 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. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, Ext. 257. 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.Mary Frances Spiller, 78OKEECHOBEE Mary Frances Spiller, age 78 of Okeechobee, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, and now sleeps awaiting the second coming of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Mrs. Spiller came to Okeechobee from Ft. Lauderdale in 1965 and worked for the Okeechobee County School system. She is a member of the Okeechobee Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Spiller; sisters, Katie Jean Fluellen, Mary Carolyn Ross and Barbara Vickers; and her brothers, Johnny and Larry Randolph. Mrs. Spiller is survived by her mothers, Katherine Lewis of Okeechobee and Melba Randolph of Davenport. Her surviving children are her daughters, Carolyn Forrest of Silver Spring, Md., Catherine Spiller of Okeechobee, Earlene Spiller (Fred Brown) of Okeechobee, Virginia Williams of Okeechobee, and Jean Burns of Huston, Texas; as well her sons, Larry Smith Sr (Grace) of Okeechobee, and Larry Spiller of Tallahassee. She is also survived by her brother, Charles Randolph (Alice) of Clermont; sister, LaVera Manual (Dallas) of Miami, Chenise Pompey (Joel) of Ft. Lauderdale; and a host of Grand and Great Grand Children. A visitation will be 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church on with services beginning at 2pm. Pastor Rafael Fernandez will be of ciating. A priv ate burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway Families of Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, Florida.Robert ‘Bobby’ Edward Thompson, Sr.OKEECHOBEE Robert "Bobby" Edward Thompson, Sr. died at his residence Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Bobby has been a resident of Okeechobee and enjoyed hunting and shing. Bobby is survived by his wife, Lori Thompson of Okeechobee; son, RJ Thompson of Okeechobee; and daughter, Jenna Thompson of Okeechobee. He is also survived by his parents, Ed and Ann Thompson of Deland; brother, Billy Thompson (Erin) of Orlando; sister, Maryann Haggerty (Chris) of Deland; and also a host of nieces and nephews. A visitation will be 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in the Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home chapel with services beginning at 3pm. Friends my leave condolences at www.okeechobeefuneralhome.com All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass, and Conway families of the Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory. 400 North Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 8 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 They say your college years are the best of your life. If the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series schedule is any indication, it’s true. Covering ve geographic regions and some of the best bass waters in the country, the college series will crown a new national champion in 2014 and send a talented young angler to the 2015 Bassmaster Classic. The action starts early in the new year w ith the Southern B.A.S.S. Conference regional on legendary Lake Okeechobee out of Okeechobee, Jan. 3-4. The Southern conference covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and west Tennessee. In 2013, Auburn University at Montgomery (Alabama) won the national championship from this conference, and the Lee brothers (Matt and Jordan) from Auburn University have earned the most recent College Series berths in the Bassmaster Classic. The second regional championship in 2014 covers the Midwestern B.A.S.S. Conference (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, west Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and W isconsin). That regional will be held on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks out of Osage Beach, March 28-29. Last year, the Milwaukee School of Engineering took top honors in this region. In April, Louisiana’s Ouachita River out of Monroe will host the Central B.A.S.S. Conference (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas) regional, April 11-12. The weighin for the event will be held on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. New Mexico State University took two of the top three spots in last year’s regional, but redistricting puts that school in the Western B.A.S.S. Conference in 2014, opening the door for a new champion. The Western B.A.S.S. Conference covers schools in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The regional championship will be held on Clear Lake out of Clear Lake, Calif., May 15-16. The 2013 regional was also on Clear Lake, and the shing was outstanding. Oregon State University won that event with almost 55 pounds over two days as three teams posted limits of bass averaging better than 5 pounds. Watts Bar Lake and Dayton, Tenn., will be the site of the Eastern B.A.S.S. Conference regional, June 13-14. The Eastern conference is made up of schools in Connecticut, Delaware, east Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, east Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. In 2013, University of North Carolina-Charlotte dominated this region. The Dayton, Tenn., tournament will be held in conjunction with the sixth Bassmaster Elite Series stop that highlights a new celebration of bass shing, BASSfest. The w eeklong, fan-friendly festival will be held J une 11-15 and features a $1 million purse. Just two weeks after the nal regional championship, the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series will have a Wild Card tournament on Pickwick Lake out of Florence, Ala., June 27-28, with the weigh-in on campus at the University of North Alabama. There, teams that failed to qualify for the National Championship through their respective regionals will have a nal chance to earn a trip to the big dance. In 2013, six of the Top 10 teams in the National Championship earned their way there through the Wild Card. Auburn University’s Jordan Lee and Shane Powell used the Wild Card route to get to the championship and then to the Bassmaster Classic Bracket, where they went head-to-head for a spot in the Super Bowl of bass shing. Lee won the competition and will compete in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, Feb. 2123, on Lake Guntersville. Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Title Sponsor: Carhartt Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Of cial Sponsors: Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, Berkley, Humminbird, Koppers LIVETARGET, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Skeeter Boats, Triton Boats, Quantum, Yamaha Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Supporting Partners: Diet Mountain Dew, Livingston Lures, Lowrance, Luck-E-Strike, Power-Pole, Shimano Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Proud Partner: Mustang SurvivalAbout B.A.S.S.For more than 45 years, B.A.S.S. has served as the authority on bass shing. The organization advances the sport through advocacy, outreach and an expansive tournament structure while connecting directly with the passionate community of bass anglers through its Bassmaster media vehicles. The Bassmaster brand and its multimedia platforms are guided by a mission to serve all shing fans. Through its industry-leading publications — Bassmaster Magazine and B.A.S.S. Times — comprehensive website Bassmaster.com and ESPN2 and Outdoor Channel television programming, Bassmaster provides rich, leading-edge content true to the lifestyle. The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, Bassmaster Wild Card, B.A.S.S. Nation events and the ultimate celebration of competitive shing, the Bassmaster Classic. B.A.S.S. offers an array of services to its more than 500,000 members and remains focused on issues related to conservation and water access. The organization is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. College B.A.S.S. trail will open on Lake Okeechobee

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Osceola Warrior soccer team nished a strong season at 5-2 with a 4-0 shutout win at Gifford Middle School on Tuesday. It was a make-up from a rainout earlier in the y ear. Coach Jorje Botello said his team was v ery determined and wanted to win their season nale very badly. Alejandro Bucio scored twice and Elias Sowell and Enrique V elasquez both had one goal for Osceola. The 5-2 nish is the school’s best in the past four years. The team also missed out on three matches due to bad weather. Coach Botello said they were able to completely shut down the Dolphin’s offense in this match. He said he is excited about the future of the team because it has only ve students w ho move onto the freshman campus next year. At least 19 players potentially could return to the squad next year which include Gage Ingram, Alejandro Bucio, Brendan Bostwick, Justin Comfort, Pablo Alvarez and Jesus Mojica.  The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans swim team won a tri-meet with Treasure Coast and South Fork on Tuesday. Okeechobee defeated Treasure Coast 75-23 and South Fork 54-47. Aubrie Reister won both the 200 and 100-yard freestyle race. Christina Orender won the 50-yard freestyle. Hunter Bosworth won by the 200 yard individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle. The 200 freestyle relay team of Orender, Neresa Mclaren, Trisha Lara and Reister, were also victorious. Also in the winner’s circle were the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Orender, Bosworth, Jacqueline Orender and Reister. Coach Stephen Neafsey called the meet a nail biter. The boy’s squad split the meet as they defeated Treasure Coast 66-23 but lost to South Fork 62-39. Michael Muros won the 200-yard freestyle. The 200-yard freestyle team of Will Castillo, Lucas Penido, Muros and Brandon Ball were also victorious.  The Brahman boys golf team was third in the 2A-22 districts at Jensen Beach Tuesday as they scored 342 as a team to advance to the regional next week in Miami. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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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 9 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 “Patrick Smith’s Florida, A Land Remembered,” will be presented in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N., on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. The program is an opportunity to get to know the author and his work as Patrick Smith’s son, Rick, takes the stage to delight audiences with a multimedia show about his father and the extraordinary experiences he had which were necessary for him to write w ith such authority of Florida pioneers, the Seminoles, migrant workers, “river rats” of Mississippi, the social injustices of the South and the challenges of the present. Patrick Smith makes video appearances throughout the program to entertain and enlighten the audience about his extraordinary life as a writer and his thoughts about Florida. Rick Smith will explain things such as how his father broke into the Seminole culture in order to learn about them so that he could write about them in Forever Island. This was a crucial step in his writing career. He’ll explain how he worked alongside migrant workers in order to write Angel City, which helped improve the lives of migrant workers everywhere. He’ll share his thoughts about the “real” Florida. This program is a sensory delight incorporating video clips, photos, paintings, music, sound effects and a few jokes to transport you to another place and time. Rick Smith narrates live throughout the show, answers questions and will happily sign books (even though his dad wrote them.) Rick Smith is an award-winning media producer and his father’s biggest fan. His passion for his subject is clearly evident in this lovingly produced program. For more information online, go to alandremembered.com/speaking-tour/. ‘A Land Remembered’ program planned Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Florida hunters planning to hunt deer, moose or elk out of state this year need to be aware of certain laws and regulations aimed at preventing chronic wasting disease (CWD) from entering our state. The disease has been detected in New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Virginia, Missouri, North Dakota, Maryland and Texas. It has also been detected in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada, and in South Korea. Hunters need to know that it is against the law to bring into Florida whole carcasses of any cervid from any of the above-listed areas. The purpose of this measure is to prev ent CWD from being brought into the state. The infective agent, called a prion, can be accidentally deposited into the environment, w here it can persist for years and can infect other deer. Many states have a prohibition similar to Florida’s in place. For more information about CWD or this rule, visit MyFWC.com/CWD. The website also provides links to wildlife and health agencies with more in-depth information about the disease. Deer hunting rules change for Floridians w ho hunt out of state

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Come see for yourself! HEALTH CARE Why MetCare?MetCare oers 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 decisions about your health, based on your speci“c needs. Dedicated to health care. Committed to caring. CONVENIENT AND ACCESSIBLE:€ Same-day visits available for urgent care€ Labs drawn in-house€ Most major insurance plans accepted, including Medicare€ Disease management programsMETCARE OF OKEECHOBEE 208 NE 19th Drive, Suite 5 Oce Hours 8:00 am 5:00 pm, Monday Friday.To schedule an appointment call (863) 763-6431. In the event of a medical emergency, call 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. 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. T he hip joint is one of the bodys largest weight-bearing joints. Its a ball-and-socket o int. This helps the hip remain table even during twisting and e xtreme ranges of motion. A healthy h ip joint allows you to walk, squat, a nd turn without pain. The most common cause of c hronic hip pain and disability is a rthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid a rthritis, and traumatic arthritis are h e most common forms of this d isease. Hip replacement surgery helps m ore than 200,000 Americans each y ear to relieve their hip pain, and get b ack to enjoying normal, everyday a ctivities. Total hip replacement urgery almost always: € Stops or greatly reduces hip p ain. Even the pain from surgery H ip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annuallyshould go away within weeks. € Increases leg strength. Without hip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles. € Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort. € Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi“ ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson explains My patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in you r very own community. If hip pain is keeping yo u from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you canno t live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ ed physician to hel p you love your joints again … sooner. 11 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has rescinded a previously issued executive order that established special restrictions on portions of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor, Holey Land and Rotenberger Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). The order, which takes effect Oct. 18, once again permits public access to these three WMAs, which lie in Miami-Dade, Brow ard and Palm Beach counties. However, because the high-water event caused extreme stress to area wildlife, the general gun-walk and general gun-vehicle seasons are canceled for this year. The archery and muzzleloading seasons have already been canceled as a result of this continued high-water event. During high-water events, area wildlife seek refuge on tree islands and levees. The long duration of this high-water event caused more stress than usual for these animals, resulting in a prolonged recovery period. This order does not apply to people permitted to participate in the statewide alligator and migratory bird hunts. For updated closure and reopening information, visit MyFWC.com/DisasterPlan and click on “Open/Closed Status of FWC Ofces and FWC-managed Areas.” If you have additional questions, please call the FWC’s South Regional Of ce at 561-625-5122. To see the executive order, go to MyFWC. com/About and select “Inside FWC” then “Learn more about the Executive Director’s Of ce.” To report a violation of this order, or an y sh and wildlife law violation, call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-3922. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 Everglades area WMAs once again open to public Special to the Okeechobee NewsSeminole Elementary lunch ladies honoredThe dedicated lunch ladies of Seminole Elementary were honored for National School Lunch Week by the students in the classrooms of Mrs. Sickels and Mrs. Mullens. Principal Matt Koff joined the students as they presented a signed, handmade banner and a delicious Oreo cake. Special to the Okeechobee NewsSeminole Indian artifacts were donatedSeminole Indian artifacts were recently donated to the Okeechobee Historical Society by the local members of Delta Kappa Gamma Mu. These artifacts were obtained by DKG in appreciation for their longtime support of the Miccosukee tribe’s school and for funds provided for members of the tribe to go on to higher education. The items donated will be displayed at the local Historical Society Museum. Pictured are Magi Cable, vice president of the Okeechobee Historical Society, and Linda Vaughn, president of the Okeechobee Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. Remote controlled racing club meetsThe Okeechobee R/C racing club holds rallies every Sunday from 4:30 until 6 p.m., and Thursdays from 5 until 8:30 p.m. The events are held in Big Lake Hobbies parking lot, 110 S.W. 14th St., in Okeechobee. Even if you don’t have experience or have your own vehicle come on down and try it out.

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Available year-round at orida.newszap.com R H H H R C S M. MEET YOURMerantsA Salute to Area Business Availae Oin specialsections. newszap.com Okeechobee NewsSunday, May 26, 2013Special Supplement to Okeechobee County 2013-2014 School Information Guide Featuring: Call to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 14 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 Patrol press release, Sharel Ann Taylor was killed around 7:38 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, as she was walking eastbound across the twolane highway. The release states that she was struck by a 2005 Chrysler Town & County minivan driven by Khrueawan Tiamkam Bell, 36, of Okeechobee. Neither the driver nor a passenger in the van — Ashley Bell, 8, also of Okeechobee — were injured. The van, continued the release, was heading in a northerly direction when the accident occurred. The right front portion of the van apparently struck Ms. Taylor. Damages to the van were estimated to be $6,000. The accident is still under investigation. FATALITYContinued From Page 1 Coach Bruce Conrad said the Lady Brahmans could have performed better at the districts and the overall performance was a disappointment. He said this week they have focused their practice time on sand shots and putts and hope that will make an impact on lower scores. “This course will have over 50 sand traps. I’m waiting to see some of the girls play up to their capabilities,” he said. Conrad said some of the players don’t realize how good they could be in golf. His goal is to let the girls relax this week and play w ithout pressure and predicted they will do better and play up to their capabilities. “Some of these girls are better than they think they are. We will get them more mentally prepared and I think they’ll do ne,” he added. Cameron White quali ed for regional as an individual last year so she knows what to expect at the regional. She admitted she was disappointed in the scores she posted this y ear. She credits that to the fact she didn’t play as much golf in the offseason as last y ear. “I de nitely can improve for next year and nish my senior year strong. It will be great to have the team at regional and it should be a fun experience for all of us. Hopefully, all of us will to their best,” she added. Her individual goal is to shot under 100 at the regional and knows she’ll have to play w ell, and be consistent. Hannah Raulerson, another junior, said she tries not to worry about every shot and plays better when she doesn’t put pressure on herself. She said she also doesn’t mind that she has never played the course before. “I think we’ll have a lot of fun. I don’t have to compare what I shot last time on this course and that should relax me,” she added. Shef eld said the pressure of playing golf is a lot different from the regional games she has played for the softball team. She admits all of the pressure is on you as an individual in golf. “I don’t feel like I have an advantage because of the big situations I’ve been in playing softball. Golf doesn’t come quite as easy to me, it’s stressful,” she added. Stuart said there will be a lot of pressure to play well on Monday, even if it’s self-imposed pressure. She said she wants to be a leader on the team and making regional is a big deal. “I feel it’ll be a good experience overall and it will be a lot of fun,” she added. Doney has been the most improved golfer on the team this year. She played in a national golf tournament at the Amateur Athletic Union Championship in Tennessee and nished second in the girls 18 and under division. She is coached in her golf game by Jason Tommie and has played golf for four years. She played in the Native American Olympics in Wisconsin in 2010 and plans to play the event next year in Canada. She said all of these tournaments have prepared her to do well in pressure packed situations. She called them nice learning experiences. “You never know what game you bring on a day to day basis. I think it is a great accomplishment to go to regional as a team. It has had a huge impact on my senior year because this is one of the rst golf teams to go to regional from our school,” she added. Doney said she will talk to her teammates to pump them up and advise them about the atmosphere and the pressure in the tournament. She is team captain this year. Her goal is to play college golf next year. GOLFContinued From Page 1 ed drug abuse cause the community and answer questions until approximately 2:20 p.m. when Michelle Hart will speak. At 2:45 p.m., the second panel will discuss possible solutions to the growing and often deadly prescription drug problem. That panel will be made up of: OCSO Detective Captain John Rhoden; Chief Denny Davis, from the Okeechobee City Police Department; Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May; Okeechobee County Judge Gerald Bryant; Dr. Lillian Torres-Martinez, from the Indian River School District; Michelle Hart, representing re-entry programs; and, Dr. Lisa Scott, from The Changing Tree in Okeechobee. Capt. Rhoden is also representing the Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (N.O.P.E.) group. The symposium will end shortly after 4 p.m. with a summary. Doors will open at noon and seating is limited. The Okeechobee Count Civic-Center is located at 1750 U.S. 98 N. DRUGSContinued From Page 1

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The seventh annual Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (N.O.P.E.) Task Force candle light vigil will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. This year’s event will be held at the Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N., and will feature a reception at 6 p.m. “The key to drug prevention is community awareness,” said Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May. “The misuses of alcohol and illicit drugs are well documented, but few realize the immediate and long-lasting consequences from even a minor miscalculation with prescription drugs.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said there were 30,000 unintentional drug-related deaths across the U.S. last year. The candle light vigil is held annually in memory of those who have lost their lives due to drugand alcohol-related incidents, and for those suffering from addiction. “Many lives have been tragically destroyed or lost to the disease of addiction,” said Karen Perry, executive director of the N.O.P.E. Task Force. “Too often this disease is perceived as deserved and shameful, leaving families and friends to grieve in silence or an addict alone to struggle to recover. “Only through awareness and openness can we eliminate the prejudice that has followed the disease of addiction,” she added. The N.O.P.E. Task Force is a non-pro t 501(c)(3) organization based in West Palm Beach. It provides prevention and education presentations and forums for schools and communities regarding the dangers of drug use and the deadly consequences of one wrong decision. For information about N.O.P.E. or the candle light vigil, visit www.nopetaskforce. org; or, call Connie Curry at 863-763-3117. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST EPISCOPALCHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at churchofoursaviourokeechobee.org200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 BAPTIST CHURCH Advertise Your Church Happenings! Vacation Bible School Prayer Meetings, etc. Call 863-763-3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap.com Join us for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern Gospel favorites, and piano and bass duets on th St. (approx. 6 miles north on 441)Rev. Richard GilesSunday at 10:45am and 6pm., with Sunday School at 9:45am and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6pm. 16 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 N.O.P .E. candlelight vigil to be held on Oct. 24 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Harrison George Eaton, 26, N.E. 15th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 15 by Deputy John Hazy on a DOC amended warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of a structure, v iolation of probation grand theft and violation of probation criminal mischief. He is being held without bond.  Sabrina Jean Snyder, 24, N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 15 by Deputy Ben Lisle on DOC amended warrants charging her with the felonies of violation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker (two counts), violation of probation dealing in stolen property and violation of probation traf cking in stolen property. She is being held without bond.  Zuriel Kendall Ash, 22, N.E. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 15 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on Okeechobee County warrants charging him with the felonies of tampering with a witness/victim/informant, failure to appear burglary and failure to appear grand theft-motor vehicle. He is being held without bond.  Jonna Leigh Kimla, 24, S.E. 20th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 15 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an amended DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation grand theftrearm. She is being held without bond.  Beto Mirey Corrales, 18, N.W. 34th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 15 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation sale of a controlled substance (methylphendiate) within 1,000 feet of a school. He is being held without bond.  Ivan Lee Frost, 29, N.E. 16th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 15 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of possession of cocaine with intent to sell/deliver within 1,000 feet of a church. His bond was set at $50,000.  Khadijah N. Murray, 18, N.E. Third St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 16 by Deputy Adam Baker on amended DOC warrants charging her with the felonies of violation of probation armed burglary of a dwelling, violation of probation grand theftrearm (two counts), violation of probation robbery with a deadly weapon/gun (two counts) and violation of probation burglary of a structure. She is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Chamber of commerce to host business luncheonThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will hold its quarterly business luncheon, 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 the website (okeechobeebusiness.com) and sign up for the lunch by clicking on Oct. 23 Business Exchange Luncheon. For information, e-mail info@okeechobeebusiness.com. Special to the Okeechobee News GLADES COUNTY — A 49-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash on County Road 731 in rural Glades County Thursday morning after being struck by a buzzard. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Douglas James Wing eld, 49, of Cape Coral, was northbound on CR 731 driving a 2013 BMW motorcycle, around 10:28 a.m. when the accident occurred. “A buzzard ew from the east shoulder directly into the path of the motorcycle and struck the operator in the helmet,” stated FHP Cpl. Andrew Close’s report. The motorcycle left the roadway onto the east shoulder and went into a ditch. The motorcycle then struck a fence and overturned. Mr. Wing eld was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest approximately 40 feet east of the roadway. The motorcycle came to rest approximately 20 feet north of the driver, according to the FHP report. Motorcyclist killed after being struck by buzzard

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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 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. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in today  sclassifieds. Employment Full TimeDrivers: $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. Shop here first! The classified ads 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. Employment Part TimeFWC Seeking Part Time-As Needed Maintenance & Repairman. General mechanical & building experience necessary Experience with airboats & outboards necessary. Welding experience desired. Flexible Work Schedule: weekends, evenings OK $15/hr Send contact info and job related skills & experience to: SNAP@MYFWC.COM Subject Line: REPAIRMAN Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! 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! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Business Opportunities Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 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 Pets/SuppliesYORKIE PUP AKC/reg Up to date on shots. $550. Call (772) 464-1471 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 ApartmentsIN TOWN Ef ciency Apt. Nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $625/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. 17 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!

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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. Commercial PropertyOKEECHOBEE Commercial 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 A FFORDABLE 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 A FFORDABLE new house Large 3BR, 2 BA, Large yard. Bring pets. Available for monthly rental. $950 mo. Call (561)723-2226 CITY LIMITS, 3BD/1BA CBS HOUSE, ONE CARPORT, CENTRAL A/C & HEAT. $650/MO. 1ST, LAST, SEC. CALL (863)634-8942 SE HABLAESPANOL ON RIM CANAL Freshly redone, 3BR, 2.5 BA, garage, boat dock. $850/mo. water incl. Call 772-359-1640. S.W. Section 3BR/2BA 1 Car garage. Lrg back yard with mature Oak Trees. $950.00 monthly. 1st, last & security total $2,300 to move in. Call 863-634-5586 Commercial Property SaleOKEECHOBEE 20x25 Steel Bldg. 12 ft roll up door. 1 back dr., 3 windows. 130 mi hurricane approved. $3500. Call 954-260-1933. 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 Kissimmee River 2 Bedroom 2 Bath older MH located on an acre of land in the Fly-in Community of River Acres. $84,500.00. Call 954-931-3732 for more info. Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 ON RIM CANAL: 2 BR, 2BA, Mobile Home on Large lot. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)467-6309 or (561)231-4505 Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Factory Liquidation Sale 6 models to choose from 1200 sq ft up to 2400 sq ft $12K off! John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Vantage Oaks 55 plus trailer park, new air conditioner, patio and screened in room. Many extras, for more info call 863-447-1370 or 863-484-0501 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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 NoticePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013, IN ROOM C102, THE WOLF CENTER STRATEGIC PLANNING ROOM ON THE INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE CHASTAIN CAMPUS AT 2400 S.E. SALERNO ROAD, STUART, FLORIDA 34997. FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE 1:30 P.M. CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER COMMITTEE 2:00 P.M. BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE 2:30 P.M. ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE. 454987 ON 10/18/2013 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 PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, September 24, 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 of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be 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). Frank Irby, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 453984 ON 10/18/2013 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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 Public Notice When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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 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 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 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 18 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013 DR 491 DIVISION: FAMILY Norma A. Martinez, Petitioner and SABINO MARTINEZ-EQUISA Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR ANNULMENT OF MARRIAGE TO: Sabino Martinez-Equisa Last Known Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Annulment of Marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Norma A. Martinez, c/o Attorney George Muller, P.A., whose address is PO Box 3309, Ft. Pierce, FL 34947 on or before 11/15/2013, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at Okeechobee County Clerk of Court, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.DATED: 10/7/2013 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk 454722 ON 10/18,25;11/1,8/2013 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

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Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 Public Notice 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 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 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 Public Notice 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 NOTICE OF REMOVAL OF NAMES OF POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE VOTERS Pursuant to Section 98.075(7) of the Florida Statutes, the following persons are hereby noti ed that they are potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to respond within thirty (30) days of this notice may result in determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections and removal of the registered voter’s name from the statewide voter registration system. Samantha J. Rubino Last known address: 6702 NE 1st St Okeechobee, FL If further assistance is needed, please contact the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections. Diane Hagan, Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd St, Room 144 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863)763-4014 454989 ON 10/18/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 19 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 ACROSS 1 What ice cream does in the sun 6 Mythical weeper 11 With it 14 Terrific!Ž 15 Play-of-color gems 16 Bambis aunt 17 Get a grip!Ž 19 Albums kept in jewel boxes, briefly 20 Dogpatch dad 21 Eat like a bird 23 Anti-alcohol types 25 Greenish-blue hue 28 Room for Rene 29 Stubbed extremity 30 Internet company 32 Bears advice 33 Screen partner 35 Folded Mexican snacks 37 Crafts technique for an oldfashioned look 42 More than fumed 43 Trifled (with) 45 Green eggs and ham lover __-am 48 Scrape, to a tot 51 __ culpa 52 Pizzas outer edge 54 Scissors sound 55 With competence 56 Cardinals headgear 58 Film idol Greta 60 Connector that completes the phrase made from the starts of the three longest across answers 61 Get the front of ones bike off the ground 66 Bro 67 Muse for Browning 68 Super Bowl hoverer 69 Opposite of NNW 70 Spread widely 71 Big name in foil DOWN 1 Brit. sports cars 2 West ender? 3 When presidential elections occur 4 Noshes in Nuevo Laredo 5 Passenger pickup point 6 Reply to Is it soup?Ž 7 Wall St. headline 8 Clumsy sort 9 Radar screen spot 10 Colorados __ Park 11 Badger at the comedy club 12 Ultimate goal 13 Muted, as colors 18 With 62-Down, at a satisfactory level 22 Othellos lieutenant 23 Sots woe, briefly 24 Military prep org. 26 Did something about, as an informants tip 27 Bread unit 30 Ten: Pref. 31 Former telecom firm 34 Overly ornate 36 Aware of 38 CIA Cold War counterpart 39 Some summer births, astrologically 40 Like some gestures or logic 41 Cad 44 Week segment 45 Collage materials 46 Convention sites 47 Work clumsily (through) 49 Im so not impressedŽ event 50 Exotic sushi fish 53 Carton sealers 55 Does this ring __?Ž 57 Legal wrong 59 McEntire of country 62 See 18-Down 63 Put away at dinnertime 64 Texters Heres what I thinkŽ 65 Clean air org. 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Indian River State College Women’s Basketball will hold a FREE “Meet the Pioneers” Basketball Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. Individuals who arrive before 10 a.m. will have a chance to see the IRSC Women’s Basketball team during practice time. In addition, boys and girls in grades 2 through 8 (with parental/guardian permission) will have an opportunity to learn and improve their basketball skills by interacting with team members in skill stations and in various games. The Pioneers will also demonstrate advanced drills. The event will conclude with an opportunity for Pioneer autographs and pictures. Participates should arrive before 10 a.m. and register at the IRSC Main Campus, Gymnasium, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. This is a walk-in event and no pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Head Coach Diana Couch at 772-462-7714. ‘Meet the Pioneers’ basketball clinic planned at Indian River State College The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF), in conjunction with the State of Florida Department of Education recently awarded Okeechobee Educational Foundation, Inc. $8,700 in matching funds through the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program. Okeechobee Educational Foundation, Inc. will release mini-grant applications to all Okeechobee County School District teachers, grades K – 12, later this month. Applications are due prior to winter break; winning grant writers will receive funds in late January. Thank you grant sponsors: American Business Women’s Association, Gay Carlton, Glades Electric Cooperative, Bob and Kelly Owens, Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee, Okeechobee Battle eld Friends, Okeechobee Community Theatre, Rotary Club of Okeechobee, Malissa Morgan and CenterState Bank. Through the collaborative effort of its members, CFEF successfully advocated for the creation of legislative matching funds in 2000 which has provided a dollar-for-dollar incentive for local education foundations to raise private contributions for eligible projects. “I’ve seen the impact of the Matching Grant program rst hand in Manatee County where I live, and I am happy to help expand this program statewide to bene t other local education foundations and the students they serve,” said Senator Bill Galvano. Florida is a national leader in this matching grant program for K-12 education with $25.3 Million in matching funds provided to date. The program encourages further engagement by local education foundation board members as they work with school system leaders to develop innovative programs that are responsive to local student achievement needs. CFEF is the membership organization for Florida’s school district-wide local education foundations. Established in 1987, CFEF seeks to advance student achievement in Florida by increasing private sector investment and involvement in public education. CFEF now has 59 member foundations with 1,100 business and community leaders serving as volunteer board members. Collectively, they raise more than $50 million annually to support students, teachers and schools through a variety of programs. CFEF has provided more than $20 million to local education foundations since 2002 through various private and public sector partnerships, including the State of Florida School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program. To learn more about the Okeechobee Educational Foundation, Inc. call 863-4625000 ext. 257. To learn more about the CFEF, visit www. cfef.net or contact Mary Chance, executive director, at (352) 338-0250 or marychance@ cfef.net. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 21 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $21,000. Sherman was charged with felonies of possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) without a prescription, possession of a legend drug (viagra), possession of a controlled substance (Tylenol with codeine) without a prescription and possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone) without a prescription. She was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Sherman’s bond was set at $27,000. Dustin Nevada Sills, 27, was charged with the felonies of possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and possession of a rearm/ammunition by a convicted felon. He was also charged with the misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $21,000. Records indicate all three are being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. According to arrest reports, a task force detective conducted a traf c stop on a 2000 Toyota vehicle in the 3900 block of S.E. 28th St. around 9:47 p.m. when it failed to stop at a stop sign. The detective reportedly asked Cruz, who was identi ed as the driver, for permission to search her vehicle but she refused. Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) K-9 Remi then conducted an exterior sniff of the automobile and reportedly gave positive alerts to both the exterior and interior of the car. Arrest records show oxycodone, hydrocodone and Tylenol with codeine pills were found on Sherman. Inside the car the detectives allegedly found 4.3 grams of suspected meth in an over-the-counter pain medication container, and another 1.2 grams of suspected meth was found under that container. Also found in the car was a container of MSM, which is a common cutting agent used to add weight to methamphetamine, indicated the arrest report. The arrest report goes on to state that 0.3 grams of suspected meth was found hidden under some of Sherman’s undergarments. All of the suspected methamphetamine was eld tested and those tests all indicated a positive result for the presence of meth, stated the detective. The detectives then went to room 34 of a local motel where they found Sills, who was allegedl y in possession of a stolen Harrington & Richardson revolver. During a search of the room they also found another 0.3 grams of a substance that, when eld tested, allegedly indicated a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine. Also found during the search was a glass smoking pipe with a residue and a set o f digital scales, added the report. The room, pointed out the detective, was rented by Cruz. METHContinued From Page 1 Damiana Cruz Kelly Nicole Sherman Dustin Nevada Sills Educational Foundation receives matching mini-grant funds Immigration services available at El Centro Santa FeSanta Fe Legal Immigration Services Inc. now provides all immigration services at El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth Avenue. For an appointment, call 863-467-5525.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 22 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESEverglades Elementary new Student Council Of cersCongratulations to the newly elected Everglades elementary 2013-14 Student Council Of cers: president Kasey Maguire; vice president Katelyn Courtney; secretary Lila Pendarvis; and, treasurer Kase Myers. Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESCongratulations to the 2013-14 NES Student Council Of cersFrom left to right are president Chris Cobb, vice president Callie Rucks, secretary Leyton Watford and treasurer Abby Holcomb. FEMA has National Emergency Family Registry and Locator SystemFEMA’s National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS) is activated following a Presidentially-declared disaster to reunite families that have become separated as a result of the disaster. Once the disaster is declared, Individuals and families can register online at www. fema.gov or by phone at 1-800-588-9822, 24-hours a day, when the system is activated. http://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-pro t/recovery-directorate/national-emergency-family.

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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. 23 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsWhat does your future hold?Okeechobee County Schools, Indian River State College and Communities In Schools hosted a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Symposium on Oct. 11 to teach students about career opportunities in Okeechobee. Students visited from the Freshman Campus and Okeechobee High School to hear about careers they are interested in pursuing. The Transportation, Distribution and Logistics room was staffed by volunteers Justin Nelson of Gilbert Chevrolet, Pam Casperson and Teresa Chandler of Waste Management and Sandie Frost of Walpole, Inc. Special to the Okeechobee NewsHooked on BooksThe Okeechobee Retired Educators collected books for their semi-annual “Hooked on Books” project where they donate books to be distributed to the media centers in each of the Okeechobee County Public Schools. This collection netted some 77 books through the generosity of these retired educators. In the picture from left to right back row : Pam Trent, Hazel Parnis, Judith Mix, Monika Batton, Phoebe Raulerson, Geri Thomas, Marion Davis, Ann Bell. Front Row: Doris Entry, MaryAnn Murray, Verna VanDeman, Carol Coles, Dorthy Schwartz, Gay Carlton and Mary Hurley. OHS Class of 1984 reunion plannedOn Oct. 31 the parade starts at 6 p.m. and the Class of 1984 will participate. We are meeting at 5:15 p.m. behind U-Save Friday, Nov. 1, is the homecoming game and social. Come early with family to enjoy refreshments. On Saturday, Nov. 2, dinner is at 5:30 p.m. to be held at Speckled Perch Steak House. The cost is $25 per person. For information, contact Laura GainerCockrell at 863-801-4589.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Offers available on select mod el s with app r o ved credit. U P T O Jim ArrigoOwner & PresidentJohn ArrigoVice President & General Manager**Based on total combined sales of 3 locations. 5851 SOUTH US HIGHWAY 1., FT. PIERCEJUST SOUTH OF MIDWAY ROAD1-855-374-5019 STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM 6:00 PM SERVICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:30 AM 6:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM € Sun: ClosedArrigoFtPierce.com 1Ulrich Rd Saeger Ave Easy St Sunshine BlvdOleander Ave Ft. Pierce € West Palm € Sawgrass ALL OFFERS FOR WELL QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS, NOT ALL CUSTOMERS WILL QUALIFY. CUSTOMER MUST QUALIFY FOR ALL REBATES & INCENTIVES. DE ALER RETAINS ALL REBATES & INCENTIVES. ALL VEHICLES SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. MUST PRESENT AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE TO RECEIVE ADVER TISED OFFERS. OFFERS EXPIRE DATE OF PUBLICATION. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. VEHICLE ART FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY, OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT OR VARYING MODEL MAYBE SHOWN. OFFERS NOT IN CONJUNCTION, OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY, SEE DEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. PREVIOUS SALES EXCLUDE D. VEHICLE STOCK QUANTITIES VARY DAILY, RANKINGS BASED ON REGISTERED SALES FOR CHRYSLER CORP. *PRICES PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE. ALL FACTORY, ALLY BANK AND ARRIGO DISCOUNTS REBATES AND INCENTIVES APPLIED INCLUDING OWNER/LEASE LOYALTY REBATES IF QUALIFIED **WE WILL BEAT ANY LOCAL, VALID, PRINTED ADVERTISEMENT FROM ANOTHER AUTHORIZED DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM DEALER WITHIN THE SE BUSINESS CENTER ZONE ON ANY NEW IDENTICALLY EQUIPPED IN ST OCK VEHICLE. CUSTOMER MUST PRESENT COMPETITORS AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE AND SUPPLY ACCURATE VIN NUMBER. COMPETITORS AD MUST BE DA TED SAME DAY AS THE CUSTOMERS PURCHASE. IF WE BEAT THE COMPETITORS PRICE, THE VEHICLE FROM THE OTHER DEALER. OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY. 39 MONTH LEASE, 10K MILES PER YEAR, #5,500 CASH OR TRADE EQUITY DUE AT SIGNING LUS TAX, TAG, T ITLE, SECURITY DEPOSIT. ALL FACTORY, ALLY BANK AND ARRIGO DISCOUNTS REBATES AND INCENTIVES APPLIED INCLUDING OWNER/LEASE LOYALTY REBATES. PAYMENT PLUS TAX EACH MONTH. OFFER VALID ON SELECT MODELS TO QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS WITH MINIMUM 750 CREDIT SCORE, AND APPROVED THRU ALLY. §RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS APPLY TO MAINTENAN CE PLAN AND ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS.ArrigoFtPierce.com GET PRE-APPROVED CREDITArrigoFtPierce.comBankruptciesƒ Divorceƒ Slow Payƒ Repossessionsƒ Foreclosuresƒ1st Time Buyerƒ IF YOU WORK...YOU DRIVE! JourneySALE PRICE........20,290 YOUR DOWN.......-3,000 WE MATCH.........-3,000$14,290* YOU PAY AS LOW AS 201435 TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICE AvengerSALE PRICE........22,185 YOUR DOWN.......-5,000 WE MATCH.........-5,000$12,185* YOU PAY AS LOW AS 20144 TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICE 200 Limited 2014 300CSALE PRICE.......46,635 YOUR DOWN.......-8,000 WE MATCH.........-8,000$30,635* YOU PAY AS LOW AS 201312 TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICE Patriot SportSALE PRICE........17,985 YOUR DOWN.......-1,500 WE MATCH.........-1,500$14,985* YOU PAY AS LOW AS 20144 TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICE CompassSALE PRICE........23,300 YOUR DOWN.......-4,000 WE MATCH.........-4,000$15,300* YOU PAY AS LOW AS 20144 TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICE SALE PRICE........25,290 YOUR DOWN.......-5,000 WE MATCH.........-5,000$15,290* YOU PAY AS LOW AS 20134 TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICE C/VSALE PRICE........23,875 YOUR DOWN.......-2,000 WE MATCH.........-2,500$19,875* YOU PAY AS LOW AS 20144 TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICE **1500TradesmanREGULAR CABSALE PRICE......27,170 YOUR DOWN....-5,500 WE MATCH........-5,500$16,170* YOU PAY AS LOW AS$189PER MO. + TAX 39 MOS 10K MILES YR4 TO CHOOSE FROM AT THIS PRICEOR LEASE FORAS LOW ASJOHN VARVATOS LIMITED EDITION V-6 € LEATHER LOADED 24 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013



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Friday, October 18, 2013 50 Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 125 15.60 feetLast Year: 15.89 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. OHS Brahmans face South Fork Bulldogs ... Page 10 Cattlemens Arena hosts youth rodeo ... Page 4 Okeechobee News/Charles MurphyThe Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans golf team will compete in the regional tournament on Oct. 21. Left to right are: (front) Hannah Raulerson, coach Bruce Conrad and Danyelle Shef eld; (back) Cameron White, Kirsten Doney and Bethany Stuart. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Lady Brahman golf team qualied for the regional tournament with a third place nish on Oct. 14 at the Clewiston Golf and Country Club in the 2A-22 District Tournament. They advance to play Monday, Oct. 21, at the Lago Mar Golf Club in Plantation. Players who will represent Okeechobee include Kirsten Doney, Cameron White, Hannah Raulerson, Bethany Stuart and Danyelle Shef eld. Girls golf team quali es for regional tournament By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A number of experts will be on hand to offer their views at a free drug abuse symposium slated for Monday, Oct. 21, at the Okeechobee County Civic Center. The event will get under way at 1 p.m. with an opening by Major Noel Stephen, from the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO), and will then feature round table discussions on prescription drug abuse and possible solutions. U.S. Congressman Tom Rooney will open the one-day event with some comments then the rst panel will answer questions posed by the audience beginning at 1:30 p.m. That panel will consist of: Debbie Butler, from the Guardians for a New Future in Port St. Lucie; Gerald T. Roden, of the Roden Law Firm in Fort Pierce; Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Of ce in Port St. Lucie Sheldon Burkett; Tom Bakkedahl, from the 19th Judicial Circuit Of ce of the State Attorney in Fort Pierce; Okeechobee Count y Commissioner Bryant Culpepper; Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy; and George Roberson, from the Douglas Park Improvement Committee. This panel will discuss challenges untreatPanel discussions will highlight drug forum By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A 56-year-old woman died after she was apparently struck by an oncoming vehicle as she walked across U.S. 441 S.E. just north of S.E. 86th Boulevard in Okeechobee County. According to a Florida Highway Pedestrian struck by vanSee DRUGS Page 14 Sharel Ann Taylor See FATALITY Page 14 See GOLF Page 14 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News After stopping a vehicle for running a stop sign, detectives from the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force ended up arresting three adults on felony drug and gun charges. Arrested Wednesday, Oct. 16, were: Damiana Cruz, 43, Grif n Square, West Palm Beach; Kelley Nicole Sherman, 25, S.E. 34th Lane, Okeechobee; and Dustin Nevada Sills, 27, E. Felber Road, Avon Park. Cruz was arrested on a felony charge of possession o f methamphetamine with intent to sell and a misdemeanor Trio arrested on meth chargesSee METH Page 21

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A goal of $52,000 was set for Okeechobee County as the March of Dimes kicked off their annual campaign on Wednesday with a luncheon at the Indian River State College W illiamson Center. Ken and Johanna Kenworthy were named co-chairs of this years campaign. They had a son born prematurely in August of 1993. Last year over $47,000 was raised in Okeechobee County. The campaign was chaired by Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May. Mr. Kenworthy said he was excited to be asked to co-chair the event this year, We have been the benefactor of a lot of research that went into the March of Dimes and it is near and dear to me. Mr. Kenworthy said any baby that has a healthy start in life will be better prepared for school. He noted his life work is devoted to education and children in Okeechobee and that a child who is better prepared to learn bene ts everyone. The most bene cial thing of the March of Dimes is the research. Everyone knows someone who has had a premature baby or a miscarriage. If we can prevent that from happening to another family, then weve done our job, he added. Mr. Kenworthy said he felt the campaign will reach its goal this year and he praised Okeechobee for their support of the March of Dimes. We are mindful of the economic times but nothing spurs a campaign like a little competition. I hope we can do a better job than last year and reach our goal, he added. Pam Crowley of March of Dimes of the Treasure Coast said they expect close to 600 participants for the annual walk in 2014. It is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, at 8:30 a.m. in the downtown area. She noted the March of Dimes has always had great support from Okeechobee. The money raised goes to fund community service and research. She said they increased the campaign goal by a modest amount and expect to be able to reach it this year. Okeechobee is always one of the most generous communities and the support is phenomenal. We raise more than $1 per resident in Okeechobee and that is pretty remarkable, she said. The event will last just over three miles and will include a kids corner, great food and awards. Statistics show that one out of seven babies in Florida is born premature. Premature births cost more than $1 billion in health care costs each year in Florida. They did see a drop in that number of over 11 percent nationwide this year. They provide research to prevent and nd solutions to premature birth and educate women on how they can increase the chances of having a healthy baby. They also push for newborn screening and health insurance coverage for all pregnant women and children. Sponsors this year include Seacoast National Bank, the Okeechobee Health Care Facility, State Farm Insurance, the Law Ofces of Cassells and McCall, the Okeechobee Farm Bureau, the Okeechobee Schools Grants and Special Programs Department, and Publix Supermarket. Last year the ve top teams to raise funds were the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Ofce, the Seminole Tribe, Publix, South Elementary and Central Elementary School. Verbal commitments of over $31,000 were pledged by various team leaders at the luncheon. More information on the campaign can be obtained online at www.marchforbabies. org or by calling 772-562-0115. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sims, Keith D. Rucks; one great-grandchild, Blake Hollister; and two step great-grandchildren, Lacy and Sherry Altman. Tommy and Betty have played an active role in the Dairy Farming Industry throughout their lives. They have had the pleasure of being able to travel extensively. For many years they have summered at their home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We are grateful and blessed to be given the opportunity to celebrate our parents being happily married for 60 years. BETTY J. RUCKS TOMMY T. RUCKS Tommy T. Rucks and Betty J. Rucks of Okeechobee, Fla., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their family on Oct. 19, 2013. The Rucks were married on Oct.19,1953 at the Opa Locka Methodist Church. The bride was the former Betty Jean Stokes of Miami, Fla. The couple spent their honeymoon in Ohio and Washington, D.C. Their children are, Tommy Rucks, Jr. and wife, Pamela Rucks, Keith Rucks and wife, Susan Rucks, Robin Sims and husband, Allen Sims. They have six grandchildren, Tommy Rucks, III, Kimberly Rucks, Laura Altman and husband, Shane Altman, Chase Rucks, Jared ANNIVERSARY MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Oct. 18TH Thurs., Oct. 24THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: GRAVITYFri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDEDFri., 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 2Fri., 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 2 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 Today: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, w ith a low around 70. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.Extended ForecastSaturday: A 10 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Saturday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light east wind. Sunday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Okeechobee Forecast March of Dimes kicks off annual campaign Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy C indy Hernandez of the March of Dimes Treasure Coast of ce brought her g randson, Leo, who was born Oct. 11, in Vero Beach, to the March of Dimes k ickoff luncheon. Okeechobee News/Charles MurphyCo-chair Ken Kenworthy expressed con dence the fundraising goal can be met this year.

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Government shut down Obamas theme song by Coldplay, keeps playing in my head, I USED to rule the world. Seas would rise when I gave the word ... For some reason I cant explain. I know St. Peter wont call my name. Never an honest word. But that was when I ruled the world. Happily for us, his rule will end and hopefully, better times are ahead. Debt ceiling Ronald Reagan raised the debt ceiling 18 times the most of any U.S. president and three times the number that Obama has. Is it worse to raise it by a smaller amount many times or raise it by a lot a few times? Mr. Reagans 8 years in of ce racked up a total de cit of about $1.9 trillion. Mr. Obamas administration racked up $1.3 trillion in one year. Obama surely can already brag that he has added more to the national debt than all the presidents, from Washington to Ronnie, combined, and he still has 2+ years to go. Its not important how many times the ceiling is raised, its how much they spend/ accrue indebtedness during their term(s) that matters. Obamas refusal to negotiate with the Congress just proves he is the worst president ever. He is no leader.Okee-Tantie I am glad that Commissioner Frank Irby is now talking about investing capital outlay funds in Okee-Tantie instead of building a new county building at this time. Isnt that exactly the same thing Commissioner Bryant Culpepper was proposing not long ago? If we can get a third commissioner on board, maybe this county can nally make some progress. People come to Lake Okeechobee to sh. Those who have RVs like to camp close to the lake so they can spend more time shing. When the Okee-Tantie campground was open, before the hurricanes, it was lled with campers most of the winter. After the 2004 storms, the county made a very bad decision to allow FEMA to put trailers there and it turned into a disaster because a lot of the people they brought over from the coast to put in those trailers caused problems. There was a lot of theft and even prostitution going on. Then the 2005 storms tore up the campground and that was the end of it. But I think we could bring it back and make it pro table again. It is unique because it is inside the levy and right on the lake. I think the county could make OkeeTantie a money-making park if they xed it up and hired someone who knows what they are doing. They need to hire a quali ed park manager, not some elected of cials relative.County of cials Now that the county commission meetings are online, all of the voters should be paying attention to how each one votes and what they say at the meetings. If someone is not voting the way you think they should, then remember that come the next election. And if you dont bother to vote, then you have no excuse. Dont complain about who is elected.Fun We need more fun in Okeechobee. Now that the Cattlemens Arena is open, how about starting a cowboy soccer league. Someone mentioned it a little while ago and I looked it up online. It looks like a hoot! Kids on horses and a giant rubber soccer ball, the kind that the horses like to play with.Rehab facility I am worried about this business at the Okeechobee Rehabilitation Facility with all the investigations going on. Those clients at the rehab are going to be upset and their routines disrupted. That isnt right. I hope they can nd or start another program for them if necessary. It said in the paper that The Arc lost Medicaid funding. They dont take away your Medicaid privileges for no reason. Something must really be wrong there. Youth rodeoWhen 400 entries are taken in two days for youth rodeo, it is a sure sign the love of rodeo lives on in the community of Okeechobee. The opening up of the old Cattlemens Arena certainly has been the catapult to allow the riding to begin again. There is nothing in the world more fun or appreciated by the gathering of excited adults, than to see their child ride like the wind, in an open arena, where the breezes blow and the dirt ies. As we opened the early morning days with Old Glory going round the arena, as nostalgic as can be, our hearts are warmed with the thoughts of yesteryear. With great hopes for the future, as some of the little ones riding seemed to be no more than three years old. Fearless, challenging, cute with the little colored chaps of all descriptions on their tiny little legs, dragging the ground, picking up sand, and new scuff marks. What is not to love? When folks are eating together, laughing on how fast it seems to have the 8 seconds approach, after all they have spent weeks preparing to enter these events. Special, rst time ride clothes have been purchased, new hats, new bandanas, new spurs (of course), brightly colored saddle pads, and matching reins, halters, leg wraps, this takes a lot of time, not to mention the practicing on how to fall off easily, or jump from th e saddle top. Who needs stirrups when we jump 5 fee t in the air? Im not sure if we were experiencing a competition or an event on how to have the best day of our lives. Not one angry word, not one referee / judge being yelled at for not calling it correctly. We just had a great blessed day, as th e standard for the day, was all set up for us, b y praying rst for the safety of everyone, each rider/participant and animal. If you would like to be apart of this even t each month, please join us. The activity is one to remember, as memories are made in this historical arena, that is for sure. We will keep you posted on the dates and times of the next youth rodeo. Please sta y tuned, as this event will be going on monthly, scores kept, and prizes to be given. You are invited to attend as a spectator, or sign your child up. Have you ever seen donke y broncs? This may just be what you are looking fo r to talk to friends and neighbors about. Happy Trails, Bobbi Poole October 18, 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! Special to the Okeechobee News/Bobbi PooleCaleb White, of Okeechobee, does his absolute best to rip the ribbon off his calf at top speed. The agility of some of these riders is fantastic to observe, at the rst of many months to come of youth rodeo being held in the old Cattlemens arena on U.S. 441 North, just across the highway from Raulerson Hospital.

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The 2013-2014 Music in the Park Concert series kicks off with Longshot on Oct. 19, with a lineup of classic country, modern country with a rockin edge, and originals by guitarist Lee Allcorn. On Nov. 16, GrooVus will pull out the saxes and rev up the stage with their eclectic blend of high energy jazz and rock hits from the past 50 years. Concert goers can relive high school days from the 1950s and 60s w ith Lotela Gold on Jan. 18, 2014 and recall a simpler time when youth rocked around the clock, Elvis was King, and Sam Cooke pioneered soul music. Plan to arrive early on Feb. 22 to get your spot when California Toe Jam packs the park playing the best classic rock from the 1960s and 70s. On April 19, Rick Arnold, who wrote Hog Wild and other songs for Hank Williams, Jr., will blend country and oldies from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The band Quasimojo, known for penetrating guitar, will close out the series on May 17 with 70s and 80s rock, alternative, and hard-driving blues. As always, concerts run from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday nights. Concert admission is $5 per person. A ccompanied children 12 and under are free of charge. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and ashlights and plan to enjoy an evening of music under the stars. Food vendors will be onsite. Park entry fee of $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people) is waived after 6 p.m. on concert nights. Dont miss this seasons party in the park! The Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park is the nonpro t Citizen Support Organization (CSO) that works hard to support the park and promote a partnership between the community and the park. Proceeds from the concerts and other CSO sponsored events bene t park improvements. Whether y ou attend a concert, or run in the Turkey Trot 5K, youre supporting the park. The Friends have forged a lasting partnership with the park, and a recent project proves that public/private partnerships pave the way for success! Relentless summer rains combined with years of heavy traf c from RV campers, county roaders and park visitors had really taken a toll on park roadways by the end of August. The crumbling edges and potholes did not escape the attention of Park Manager Steven Dale. He proposed that the park split the cost of approximately $20,000 with the Friends. Consequently, the ranger station entrance, the campground entrance, and the loop entrance between the county road turn-off and the Orange Grove were resurfaced by Highlands County Road and Bridge. Bicyclists, joggers, and campers on evening strolls to view the deer are delighted! We suspect that the snakes are pleased, too, when they stretch out in the late afternoon to warm up and nd smooth pavement! Another project of great bene t to visitors is the phone line. Callers can now get information about the park, tram tours, recreation hall and pavilion rentals, camping, the Friends, and special events without having to speak to a ranger. Camp Host Steve Mitchell, a retired AT&T employee, installed the system this past summer. He generously donated a phone switch, the software, and other equipment valued at $10,000. During the 1930s, preservation and maintenance were a primary concern of key historical gures including the Roeblings, Alexander Blair, Allen Altvater, Richard Lieber, and others. In keeping with this same spirit of stewardship, the Friends work to advance and further preservation and maintenance. During the 2012-13 scal year, a total of $84,000 in CSO funds was used to purchase vehicles and equipment including two Kubotas, a Polaris, weed-eaters, chainsaws, brush cutters, fuel, and complete repairs essential to park operations. Highlands Hammock has been gearing up for fall! A total of 52 volunteers representing ve groups worked with park staff for three hours on National Public Lands Day. The Ridge Rangers, Boy Scout Troop # 156 (Avon Park) and Boy Scout Troop #315 (Lake Wales) removed a total of 786 sand pines in an ongoing Florida Scrub-jay habitat restoration. The acreage can now undergo a prescribed burn in late fall. Simultaneously, Kids That Kare, a group of young Sebring families and Lake Placids Country Clovers 4-H Club trimmed ve loop trails. Four other volunteers completed two longer trails. The upshot of their collective efforts ... seven of the eight loop nature trails have received a much needed sprucing up. In early September, sculptor Frankie Flowers and his Mountain Dan Chainsaw Art team, camped in the park as volunteers with a most unique project sponsored by the Friends. They transformed two large stumps in the picnic area into a Southern black bear and a Florida panther! These two large mammals tread softly in the hammock and rangers and visitors are delighted to occasionall y catch a glimpse. These true Americana carvings will be of cially unveiled at the 28th Annual CCC Festival on Saturday, Nov. 9. So please save the date and plan to attend this years festival. Consider joining the Friends as a member, a volunteer or both, and remember that Highlands Hammock is your State Park! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 107 SW 17thNO PHONE CALLSMUST HAVE: 5 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 Highlands Hammock State Park offers concert series Special to the Okeechobee NewsNew paving on Loop Drive makes it smooth going for Ranger Blake, bicyclists and joggers. Special to the Okeechobee NewsPark vehicles and equipment were purchased through funds provided by the Friends of Highlands Hammock.

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Eagles hosting Turkey ShootEagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will have a Turkey Shoot on Saturday, Oct. 19. The shoot starts at 10 a.m. and the public is inv ited. There will be a 50/50 drawing, kraut dogs, hot dogs, chili dogs and chips. Proceeds will go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund.Eagles serving steak dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles, 4509, will serve choice rib eye steak shrimp or sh dinners starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. Entertainment is by Debra and Jimmy Harper. Saturday, Oct. 19, they will serve a lasagna dinner by Dennis. Entertainment will be prov ided by Sandoone. Sunday, Oct. 20, they are serving a fried chicken dinner from 2 until 6 p.m. by Ed and Noni. Tuesday, Oct. 22, is the w eekly dart tournament with hamburgers being served. The public is welcome. Tuesdays 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.Trails of Terror opens todayAnimal Adventures, at 5001 S.W. Rucks Dairy Road, will present Trails of Terror on Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26. Gates open at 8 p.m. and close at 11 p.m. Admission is $10 for ages 10 and up, and $3 for those between the ages of 4 and 9. Children aged 3 and under will be admitted free. Hotdogs, drinks and chips will be available for purchase. For information, call 863-447-6050.VFW to host OktoberfestThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 Oktoberfest is on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 3-7 p.m. Music will be provided by Mike and Naomi. Enjoy good German food such as bratwurst, red cabbage, sauerkraut, German potato salad and Weinersnitzel. Dinners and sandwiches will be served for a donation of $3 to $7. Proceeds will bene t the Wounded Warrior Fund. For information, call 863-467-2882.Free diabetes class offeredRaquel Cordoves, a certi ed diabetes educator, will be at the 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, at 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. behind McDonalds off S.R. 70 East, is having a community yard sale Saturday, Oct. 19. A space is a $10 donation. They will also have a car wash. The event will run from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will also be a concession stand. If you would like to get a space, contact Norma Sue Kemp at 863-634-2930.Golf tourney aids blood driveThe 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, starting at 9 a.m. The $40 entry fee provides 18 holes of golf with cart, refreshments and numerous prizes. Sign up at the Blue Heron Golf Club; or, call 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 offeredThe Fraternal Order of the Eagles 4137 Auxiliary, at 9985 U.S. 441 N., will be hosting their monthly breakfast beginning 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 863-763-2550.OHS presenting dramaWelcome To Carnie: A Drama in Two Acts by Wil Denson, will be presented on Friday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. All tickets are $5. Please contact Ms. Raulerson for tickets at 863-462-5025, ext 8011. The play is about 10 students at Carnegie Senior High School who noisily gather around their lockers on the rst day of school. By the time the play ends, on of them is dead. Suicide. Will it be the shy new girl in the school who cant seem to make friends? Or the pest who thinks spray-painting lockers and scaring girls will make him popular? Garden/Orchid clubs to meetThe Garden Club will meet Monday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. It will be followed by the Orchid Club meeting at 7 p.m. in the Extension Center, 451 U.S. 98 N. Everyone is welcome. Bring a plant or orchid to show, or a problem plant to discuss. For information, call 863-763-6469.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will meet Monday, Oct. 21, beginning at noon in the museum building on U.S. 98 N. This month there will be a short presentation on Peter Raulerson, founder of Okeechobee. Anyone is invited to attend, we just ask that you bring a covered dish to share. Membership dues are only $10 a year. The Tantie Quilters also meet in the museum building on Thursdays.AMVets announce eventsAMVets and Ladies Auxiliary of Post 200, 8591 Hwy 78 North 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.; 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 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. Shrine hosting dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesda y evening, Oct. 22, from 4 until 7 p.m. and reservations are not required. The Shrine Club is pleased to offer smoke free dinning. For your listening and dancing pleasure, music is provided from 5 until 8 p.m. The complete dinner is available for a donation of only $6. All proceeds bene t Shrine charities. For information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact Kip Gardner at 863357-0427, Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.CCC to meet Oct. 22The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. October special guest speakers will be Brian Sell, preparedness planner and Medical Reserve Corp. coordinator, and Jonathan Bean from Marthas House. 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. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, Ext. 257. 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.Mary Frances Spiller, 78OKEECHOBEE Mary Frances Spiller, age 78 of Okeechobee, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, and now sleeps awaiting the second coming of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Mrs. Spiller came to Okeechobee from Ft. Lauderdale in 1965 and worked for the Okeechobee County School system. She is a member of the Okeechobee Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Spiller; sisters, Katie Jean Fluellen, Mary Carolyn Ross and Barbara Vickers; and her brothers, Johnny and Larry Randolph. Mrs. Spiller is survived by her mothers, Katherine Lewis of Okeechobee and Melba Randolph of Davenport. Her surviving children are her daughters, Carolyn Forrest of Silver Spring, Md., Catherine Spiller of Okeechobee, Earlene Spiller (Fred Brown) of Okeechobee, Virginia Williams of Okeechobee, and Jean Burns of Huston, Texas; as well her sons, Larry Smith Sr (Grace) of Okeechobee, and Larry Spiller of Tallahassee. She is also survived by her brother, Charles Randolph (Alice) of Clermont; sister, LaVera Manual (Dallas) of Miami, Chenise Pompey (Joel) of Ft. Lauderdale; and a host of Grand and Great Grand Children. A visitation will be 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church on with services beginning at 2pm. Pastor Rafael Fernandez will be of ciating. A priv ate burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway Families of Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, Florida.Robert Bobby Edward Thompson, Sr.OKEECHOBEE Robert Bobby Edward Thompson, Sr. died at his residence Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Bobby has been a resident of Okeechobee and enjoyed hunting and shing. Bobby is survived by his wife, Lori Thompson of Okeechobee; son, RJ Thompson of Okeechobee; and daughter, Jenna Thompson of Okeechobee. He is also survived by his parents, Ed and Ann Thompson of Deland; brother, Billy Thompson (Erin) of Orlando; sister, Maryann Haggerty (Chris) of Deland; and also a host of nieces and nephews. A visitation will be 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in the Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home chapel with services beginning at 3pm. Friends my leave condolences at www.okeechobeefuneralhome.com All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass, and Conway families of the Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory. 400 North Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Community Events Brought to you by:Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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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 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 8 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 They say your college years are the best of your life. If the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series schedule is any indication, its true. Covering ve geographic regions and some of the best bass waters in the country, the college series will crown a new national champion in 2014 and send a talented young angler to the 2015 Bassmaster Classic. The action starts early in the new year w ith the Southern B.A.S.S. Conference regional on legendary Lake Okeechobee out of Okeechobee, Jan. 3-4. The Southern conference covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and west Tennessee. In 2013, Auburn University at Montgomery (Alabama) won the national championship from this conference, and the Lee brothers (Matt and Jordan) from Auburn University have earned the most recent College Series berths in the Bassmaster Classic. The second regional championship in 2014 covers the Midwestern B.A.S.S. Conference (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, west Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and W isconsin). That regional will be held on Missouris Lake of the Ozarks out of Osage Beach, March 28-29. Last year, the Milwaukee School of Engineering took top honors in this region. In April, Louisianas Ouachita River out of Monroe will host the Central B.A.S.S. Conference (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas) regional, April 11-12. The weighin for the event will be held on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. New Mexico State University took two of the top three spots in last years regional, but redistricting puts that school in the Western B.A.S.S. Conference in 2014, opening the door for a new champion. The Western B.A.S.S. Conference covers schools in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The regional championship will be held on Clear Lake out of Clear Lake, Calif., May 15-16. The 2013 regional was also on Clear Lake, and the shing was outstanding. Oregon State University won that event with almost 55 pounds over two days as three teams posted limits of bass averaging better than 5 pounds. Watts Bar Lake and Dayton, Tenn., will be the site of the Eastern B.A.S.S. Conference regional, June 13-14. The Eastern conference is made up of schools in Connecticut, Delaware, east Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, east Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. In 2013, University of North Carolina-Charlotte dominated this region. The Dayton, Tenn., tournament will be held in conjunction with the sixth Bassmaster Elite Series stop that highlights a new celebration of bass shing, BASSfest. The w eeklong, fan-friendly festival will be held J une 11-15 and features a $1 million purse. Just two weeks after the nal regional championship, the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series will have a Wild Card tournament on Pickwick Lake out of Florence, Ala., June 27-28, with the weigh-in on campus at the University of North Alabama. There, teams that failed to qualify for the National Championship through their respective regionals will have a nal chance to earn a trip to the big dance. In 2013, six of the Top 10 teams in the National Championship earned their way there through the Wild Card. Auburn Universitys Jordan Lee and Shane Powell used the Wild Card route to get to the championship and then to the Bassmaster Classic Bracket, where they went head-to-head for a spot in the Super Bowl of bass shing. Lee won the competition and will compete in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, Feb. 2123, on Lake Guntersville. Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Title Sponsor: Carhartt Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Of cial Sponsors: Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, Berkley, Humminbird, Koppers LIVETARGET, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Skeeter Boats, Triton Boats, Quantum, Yamaha Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Supporting Partners: Diet Mountain Dew, Livingston Lures, Lowrance, Luck-E-Strike, Power-Pole, Shimano Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Proud Partner: Mustang SurvivalAbout B.A.S.S.For more than 45 years, B.A.S.S. has served as the authority on bass shing. The organization advances the sport through advocacy, outreach and an expansive tournament structure while connecting directly with the passionate community of bass anglers through its Bassmaster media vehicles. The Bassmaster brand and its multimedia platforms are guided by a mission to serve all shing fans. Through its industry-leading publications Bassmaster Magazine and B.A.S.S. Times comprehensive website Bassmaster.com and ESPN2 and Outdoor Channel television programming, Bassmaster provides rich, leading-edge content true to the lifestyle. The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, Bassmaster Wild Card, B.A.S.S. Nation events and the ultimate celebration of competitive shing, the Bassmaster Classic. B.A.S.S. offers an array of services to its more than 500,000 members and remains focused on issues related to conservation and water access. The organization is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. College B.A.S.S. trail will open on Lake Okeechobee

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Osceola Warrior soccer team nished a strong season at 5-2 with a 4-0 shutout win at Gifford Middle School on Tuesday. It was a make-up from a rainout earlier in the y ear. Coach Jorje Botello said his team was v ery determined and wanted to win their season nale very badly. Alejandro Bucio scored twice and Elias Sowell and Enrique V elasquez both had one goal for Osceola. The 5-2 nish is the schools best in the past four years. The team also missed out on three matches due to bad weather. Coach Botello said they were able to completely shut down the Dolphins offense in this match. He said he is excited about the future of the team because it has only ve students w ho move onto the freshman campus next year. At least 19 players potentially could return to the squad next year which include Gage Ingram, Alejandro Bucio, Brendan Bostwick, Justin Comfort, Pablo Alvarez and Jesus Mojica. The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans swim team won a tri-meet with Treasure Coast and South Fork on Tuesday. Okeechobee defeated Treasure Coast 75-23 and South Fork 54-47. Aubrie Reister won both the 200 and 100-yard freestyle race. Christina Orender won the 50-yard freestyle. Hunter Bosworth won by the 200 yard individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle. The 200 freestyle relay team of Orender, Neresa Mclaren, Trisha Lara and Reister, were also victorious. Also in the winners circle were the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Orender, Bosworth, Jacqueline Orender and Reister. Coach Stephen Neafsey called the meet a nail biter. The boys squad split the meet as they defeated Treasure Coast 66-23 but lost to South Fork 62-39. Michael Muros won the 200-yard freestyle. The 200-yard freestyle team of Will Castillo, Lucas Penido, Muros and Brandon Ball were also victorious. The Brahman boys golf team was third in the 2A-22 districts at Jensen Beach Tuesday as they scored 342 as a team to advance to the regional next week in Miami. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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Patrick Smith makes video appearances throughout the program to entertain and enlighten the audience about his extraordinary life as a writer and his thoughts about Florida. Rick Smith will explain things such as how his father broke into the Seminole culture in order to learn about them so that he could write about them in Forever Island. This was a crucial step in his writing career. Hell explain how he worked alongside migrant workers in order to write Angel City, which helped improve the lives of migrant workers everywhere. Hell share his thoughts about the real Florida. This program is a sensory delight incorporating video clips, photos, paintings, music, sound effects and a few jokes to transport you to another place and time. Rick Smith narrates live throughout the show, answers questions and will happily sign books (even though his dad wrote them.) Rick Smith is an award-winning media producer and his fathers biggest fan. His passion for his subject is clearly evident in this lovingly produced program. For more information online, go to alandremembered.com/speaking-tour/. A Land Remembered program planned Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Florida hunters planning to hunt deer, moose or elk out of state this year need to be aware of certain laws and regulations aimed at preventing chronic wasting disease (CWD) from entering our state. The disease has been detected in New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Virginia, Missouri, North Dakota, Maryland and Texas. It has also been detected in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada, and in South Korea. Hunters need to know that it is against the law to bring into Florida whole carcasses of any cervid from any of the above-listed areas. The purpose of this measure is to prev ent CWD from being brought into the state. The infective agent, called a prion, can be accidentally deposited into the environment, w here it can persist for years and can infect other deer. Many states have a prohibition similar to Floridas in place. For more information about CWD or this rule, visit MyFWC.com/CWD. The website also provides links to wildlife and health agencies with more in-depth information about the disease. Deer hunting rules change for Floridians w ho hunt out of state

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has rescinded a previously issued executive order that established special restrictions on portions of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor, Holey Land and Rotenberger Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). The order, which takes effect Oct. 18, once again permits public access to these three WMAs, which lie in Miami-Dade, Brow ard and Palm Beach counties. However, because the high-water event caused extreme stress to area wildlife, the general gun-walk and general gun-vehicle seasons are canceled for this year. The archery and muzzleloading seasons have already been canceled as a result of this continued high-water event. During high-water events, area wildlife seek refuge on tree islands and levees. The long duration of this high-water event caused more stress than usual for these animals, resulting in a prolonged recovery period. This order does not apply to people permitted to participate in the statewide alligator and migratory bird hunts. For updated closure and reopening information, visit MyFWC.com/DisasterPlan and click on Open/Closed Status of FWC Ofces and FWC-managed Areas. If you have additional questions, please call the FWCs South Regional Of ce at 561-625-5122. To see the executive order, go to MyFWC. com/About and select Inside FWC then Learn more about the Executive Directors Of ce. To report a violation of this order, or an y sh and wildlife law violation, call the FWCs Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-3922. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 Everglades area WMAs once again open to public Special to the Okeechobee NewsSeminole Elementary lunch ladies honoredThe dedicated lunch ladies of Seminole Elementary were honored for National School Lunch Week by the students in the classrooms of Mrs. Sickels and Mrs. Mullens. Principal Matt Koff joined the students as they presented a signed, handmade banner and a delicious Oreo cake. Special to the Okeechobee NewsSeminole Indian artifacts were donatedSeminole Indian artifacts were recently donated to the Okeechobee Historical Society by the local members of Delta Kappa Gamma Mu. These artifacts were obtained by DKG in appreciation for their longtime support of the Miccosukee tribes school and for funds provided for members of the tribe to go on to higher education. The items donated will be displayed at the local Historical Society Museum. Pictured are Magi Cable, vice president of the Okeechobee Historical Society, and Linda Vaughn, president of the Okeechobee Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. Remote controlled racing club meetsThe Okeechobee R/C racing club holds rallies every Sunday from 4:30 until 6 p.m., and Thursdays from 5 until 8:30 p.m. The events are held in Big Lake Hobbies parking lot, 110 S.W. 14th St., in Okeechobee. Even if you dont have experience or have your own vehicle come on down and try it out.

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Damages to the van were estimated to be $6,000. The accident is still under investigation. FATALITYContinued From Page 1 Coach Bruce Conrad said the Lady Brahmans could have performed better at the districts and the overall performance was a disappointment. He said this week they have focused their practice time on sand shots and putts and hope that will make an impact on lower scores. This course will have over 50 sand traps. Im waiting to see some of the girls play up to their capabilities, he said. Conrad said some of the players dont realize how good they could be in golf. His goal is to let the girls relax this week and play w ithout pressure and predicted they will do better and play up to their capabilities. Some of these girls are better than they think they are. We will get them more mentally prepared and I think theyll do ne, he added. Cameron White quali ed for regional as an individual last year so she knows what to expect at the regional. She admitted she was disappointed in the scores she posted this y ear. She credits that to the fact she didnt play as much golf in the offseason as last y ear. I de nitely can improve for next year and nish my senior year strong. It will be great to have the team at regional and it should be a fun experience for all of us. Hopefully, all of us will to their best, she added. Her individual goal is to shot under 100 at the regional and knows shell have to play w ell, and be consistent. Hannah Raulerson, another junior, said she tries not to worry about every shot and plays better when she doesnt put pressure on herself. She said she also doesnt mind that she has never played the course before. I think well have a lot of fun. I dont have to compare what I shot last time on this course and that should relax me, she added. Shef eld said the pressure of playing golf is a lot different from the regional games she has played for the softball team. She admits all of the pressure is on you as an individual in golf. I dont feel like I have an advantage because of the big situations Ive been in playing softball. Golf doesnt come quite as easy to me, its stressful, she added. Stuart said there will be a lot of pressure to play well on Monday, even if its self-imposed pressure. She said she wants to be a leader on the team and making regional is a big deal. I feel itll be a good experience overall and it will be a lot of fun, she added. Doney has been the most improved golfer on the team this year. She played in a national golf tournament at the Amateur Athletic Union Championship in Tennessee and nished second in the girls 18 and under division. She is coached in her golf game by Jason Tommie and has played golf for four years. She played in the Native American Olympics in Wisconsin in 2010 and plans to play the event next year in Canada. She said all of these tournaments have prepared her to do well in pressure packed situations. She called them nice learning experiences. You never know what game you bring on a day to day basis. I think it is a great accomplishment to go to regional as a team. It has had a huge impact on my senior year because this is one of the rst golf teams to go to regional from our school, she added. Doney said she will talk to her teammates to pump them up and advise them about the atmosphere and the pressure in the tournament. She is team captain this year. Her goal is to play college golf next year. GOLFContinued From Page 1 ed drug abuse cause the community and answer questions until approximately 2:20 p.m. when Michelle Hart will speak. At 2:45 p.m., the second panel will discuss possible solutions to the growing and often deadly prescription drug problem. That panel will be made up of: OCSO Detective Captain John Rhoden; Chief Denny Davis, from the Okeechobee City Police Department; Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May; Okeechobee County Judge Gerald Bryant; Dr. Lillian Torres-Martinez, from the Indian River School District; Michelle Hart, representing re-entry programs; and, Dr. Lisa Scott, from The Changing Tree in Okeechobee. Capt. Rhoden is also representing the Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (N.O.P.E.) group. The symposium will end shortly after 4 p.m. with a summary. Doors will open at noon and seating is limited. The Okeechobee Count Civic-Center is located at 1750 U.S. 98 N. DRUGSContinued From Page 1

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The seventh annual Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (N.O.P.E.) Task Force candle light vigil will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. This years event will be held at the Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N., and will feature a reception at 6 p.m. The key to drug prevention is community awareness, said Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May. The misuses of alcohol and illicit drugs are well documented, but few realize the immediate and long-lasting consequences from even a minor miscalculation with prescription drugs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said there were 30,000 unintentional drug-related deaths across the U.S. last year. The candle light vigil is held annually in memory of those who have lost their lives due to drugand alcohol-related incidents, and for those suffering from addiction. Many lives have been tragically destroyed or lost to the disease of addiction, said Karen Perry, executive director of the N.O.P.E. Task Force. Too often this disease is perceived as deserved and shameful, leaving families and friends to grieve in silence or an addict alone to struggle to recover. Only through awareness and openness can we eliminate the prejudice that has followed the disease of addiction, she added. The N.O.P.E. Task Force is a non-pro t 501(c)(3) organization based in West Palm Beach. It provides prevention and education presentations and forums for schools and communities regarding the dangers of drug use and the deadly consequences of one wrong decision. For information about N.O.P.E. or the candle light vigil, visit www.nopetaskforce. org; or, call Connie Curry at 863-763-3117. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST EPISCOPALCHURCH OF OUR SAVIOURCome worship with usSunday 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. 16 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 N.O.P.E. candlelight vigil to be held on Oct. 24 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Harrison George Eaton, 26, N.E. 15th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 15 by Deputy John Hazy on a DOC amended warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of a structure, v iolation of probation grand theft and violation of probation criminal mischief. He is being held without bond. Sabrina Jean Snyder, 24, N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 15 by Deputy Ben Lisle on DOC amended warrants charging her with the felonies of violation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker (two counts), violation of probation dealing in stolen property and violation of probation traf cking in stolen property. She is being held without bond. Zuriel Kendall Ash, 22, N.E. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 15 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on Okeechobee County warrants charging him with the felonies of tampering with a witness/victim/informant, failure to appear burglary and failure to appear grand theft-motor vehicle. He is being held without bond. Jonna Leigh Kimla, 24, S.E. 20th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 15 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an amended DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation grand theftrearm. She is being held without bond. Beto Mirey Corrales, 18, N.W. 34th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 15 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation sale of a controlled substance (methylphendiate) within 1,000 feet of a school. He is being held without bond. Ivan Lee Frost, 29, N.E. 16th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 15 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of possession of cocaine with intent to sell/deliver within 1,000 feet of a church. His bond was set at $50,000. Khadijah N. Murray, 18, N.E. Third St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 16 by Deputy Adam Baker on amended DOC warrants charging her with the felonies of violation of probation armed burglary of a dwelling, violation of probation grand theftrearm (two counts), violation of probation robbery with a deadly weapon/gun (two counts) and violation of probation burglary of a structure. She is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Chamber of commerce to host business luncheonThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will hold its quarterly business luncheon, 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 the website (okeechobeebusiness.com) and sign up for the lunch by clicking on Oct. 23 Business Exchange Luncheon. For information, e-mail info@okeechobeebusiness.com. Special to the Okeechobee News GLADES COUNTY A 49-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash on County Road 731 in rural Glades County Thursday morning after being struck by a buzzard. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Douglas James Wing eld, 49, of Cape Coral, was northbound on CR 731 driving a 2013 BMW motorcycle, around 10:28 a.m. when the accident occurred. A buzzard ew from the east shoulder directly into the path of the motorcycle and struck the operator in the helmet, stated FHP Cpl. Andrew Closes report. The motorcycle left the roadway onto the east shoulder and went into a ditch. The motorcycle then struck a fence and overturned. Mr. Wing eld was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest approximately 40 feet east of the roadway. The motorcycle came to rest approximately 20 feet north of the driver, according to the FHP report. Motorcyclist killed after being struck by buzzard

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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 publishers 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 *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 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 drivers 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in 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 Boards Drug Free Workplace Policy An Equal Opportunity Employer 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. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in today sclassifieds. Employment Full TimeDrivers: $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. Shop here first! The classified ads 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. Employment Part TimeFWC Seeking Part Time-As Needed Maintenance & Repairman. General mechanical & building experience necessary Experience with airboats & outboards necessary. Welding experience desired. Flexible Work Schedule: weekends, evenings OK $15/hr Send contact info and job related skills & experience to: SNAP@MYFWC.COM Subject Line: REPAIRMAN Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! 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! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Business Opportunities Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 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 Pets/SuppliesYORKIE PUP AKC/reg Up to date on shots. $550. Call (772) 464-1471 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 ApartmentsIN TOWN Ef ciency Apt. Nice area. Utilities & lawn included. $625/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. 17 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!

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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. Commercial PropertyOKEECHOBEE Commercial 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 A FFORDABLE 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 A FFORDABLE new house Large 3BR, 2 BA, Large yard. Bring pets. Available for monthly rental. $950 mo. Call (561)723-2226 CITY LIMITS, 3BD/1BA CBS HOUSE, ONE CARPORT, CENTRAL A/C & HEAT. $650/MO. 1ST, LAST, SEC. CALL (863)634-8942 SE HABLAESPANOL ON RIM CANAL Freshly redone, 3BR, 2.5 BA, garage, boat dock. $850/mo. water incl. Call 772-359-1640. S.W. Section 3BR/2BA 1 Car garage. Lrg back yard with mature Oak Trees. $950.00 monthly. 1st, last & security total $2,300 to move in. Call 863-634-5586 Commercial Property SaleOKEECHOBEE 20x25 Steel Bldg. 12 ft roll up door. 1 back dr., 3 windows. 130 mi hurricane approved. $3500. Call 954-260-1933. 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 Kissimmee River 2 Bedroom 2 Bath older MH located on an acre of land in the Fly-in Community of River Acres. $84,500.00. Call 954-931-3732 for more info. Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 ON RIM CANAL: 2 BR, 2BA, Mobile Home on Large lot. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)467-6309 or (561)231-4505 Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Factory Liquidation Sale 6 models to choose from 1200 sq ft up to 2400 sq ft $12K off! John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Vantage Oaks 55 plus trailer park, new air conditioner, patio and screened in room. Many extras, for more info call 863-447-1370 or 863-484-0501 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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 NoticePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013, IN ROOM C102, THE WOLF CENTER STRATEGIC PLANNING ROOM ON THE INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE CHASTAIN CAMPUS AT 2400 S.E. SALERNO ROAD, STUART, FLORIDA 34997. FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE 1:30 P.M. CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER COMMITTEE 2:00 P.M. BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE 2:30 P.M. ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE. 454987 ON 10/18/2013 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 PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, September 24, 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 of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrators 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). Frank Irby, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 453984 ON 10/18/2013 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. 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 Public Notice When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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 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 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 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 18 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013 DR 491 DIVISION: FAMILY Norma A. Martinez, Petitioner and SABINO MARTINEZ-EQUISA Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR ANNULMENT OF MARRIAGE TO: Sabino Martinez-Equisa Last Known Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Annulment of Marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Norma A. Martinez, c/o Attorney George Muller, P.A., whose address is PO Box 3309, Ft. Pierce, FL 34947 on or before 11/15/2013, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at Okeechobee County Clerk of Court, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.DATED: 10/7/2013 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk 454722 ON 10/18,25;11/1,8/2013 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

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Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 Public Notice 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 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 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 Public Notice 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 NOTICE OF REMOVAL OF NAMES OF POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE VOTERS Pursuant to Section 98.075(7) of the Florida Statutes, the following persons are hereby noti ed that they are potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to respond within thirty (30) days of this notice may result in determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections and removal of the registered voters name from the statewide voter registration system. Samantha J. Rubino Last known address: 6702 NE 1st St Okeechobee, FL If further assistance is needed, please contact the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections. Diane Hagan, Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd St, Room 144 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863)763-4014 454989 ON 10/18/2013 Public Notice Public Notice 19 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 ACROSS 1 What ice cream does in the sun 6 Mythical weeper 11 With it 14 Terrific! 15 Play-of-color gems 16 Bambis aunt 17 Get a grip! 19 Albums kept in jewel boxes, briefly 20 Dogpatch dad 21 Eat like a bird 23 Anti-alcohol types 25 Greenish-blue hue 28 Room for Rene 29 Stubbed extremity 30 Internet company 32 Bears advice 33 Screen partner 35 Folded Mexican snacks 37 Crafts technique for an oldfashioned look 42 More than fumed 43 Trifled (with) 45 Green eggs and ham lover __-am 48 Scrape, to a tot 51 __ culpa 52 Pizzas outer edge 54 Scissors sound 55 With competence 56 Cardinals headgear 58 Film idol Greta 60 Connector that completes the phrase made from the starts of the three longest across answers 61 Get the front of ones bike off the ground 66 Bro 67 Muse for Browning 68 Super Bowl hoverer 69 Opposite of NNW 70 Spread widely 71 Big name in foil DOWN 1 Brit. sports cars 2 West ender? 3 When presidential elections occur 4 Noshes in Nuevo Laredo 5 Passenger pickup point 6 Reply to Is it soup? 7 Wall St. headline 8 Clumsy sort 9 Radar screen spot 10 Colorados __ Park 11 Badger at the comedy club 12 Ultimate goal 13 Muted, as colors 18 With 62-Down, at a satisfactory level 22 Othellos lieutenant 23 Sots woe, briefly 24 Military prep org. 26 Did something about, as an informants tip 27 Bread unit 30 Ten: Pref. 31 Former telecom firm 34 Overly ornate 36 Aware of 38 CIA Cold War counterpart 39 Some summer births, astrologically 40 Like some gestures or logic 41 Cad 44 Week segment 45 Collage materials 46 Convention sites 47 Work clumsily (through) 49 Im so not impressed event 50 Exotic sushi fish 53 Carton sealers 55 Does this ring __? 57 Legal wrong 59 McEntire of country 62 See 18-Down 63 Put away at dinnertime 64 Texters Heres what I think 65 Clean air org. 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Indian River State College Womens Basketball will hold a FREE Meet the Pioneers Basketball Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. Individuals who arrive before 10 a.m. will have a chance to see the IRSC Womens Basketball team during practice time. In addition, boys and girls in grades 2 through 8 (with parental/guardian permission) will have an opportunity to learn and improve their basketball skills by interacting with team members in skill stations and in various games. The Pioneers will also demonstrate advanced drills. The event will conclude with an opportunity for Pioneer autographs and pictures. Participates should arrive before 10 a.m. and register at the IRSC Main Campus, Gymnasium, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. This is a walk-in event and no pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Head Coach Diana Couch at 772-462-7714. Meet the Pioneers basketball clinic planned at Indian River State College The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF), in conjunction with the State of Florida Department of Education recently awarded Okeechobee Educational Foundation, Inc. $8,700 in matching funds through the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program. Okeechobee Educational Foundation, Inc. will release mini-grant applications to all Okeechobee County School District teachers, grades K 12, later this month. Applications are due prior to winter break; winning grant writers will receive funds in late January. Thank you grant sponsors: American Business Womens Association, Gay Carlton, Glades Electric Cooperative, Bob and Kelly Owens, Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee, Okeechobee Battle eld Friends, Okeechobee Community Theatre, Rotary Club of Okeechobee, Malissa Morgan and CenterState Bank. Through the collaborative effort of its members, CFEF successfully advocated for the creation of legislative matching funds in 2000 which has provided a dollar-for-dollar incentive for local education foundations to raise private contributions for eligible projects. Ive seen the impact of the Matching Grant program rst hand in Manatee County where I live, and I am happy to help expand this program statewide to bene t other local education foundations and the students they serve, said Senator Bill Galvano. Florida is a national leader in this matching grant program for K-12 education with $25.3 Million in matching funds provided to date. The program encourages further engagement by local education foundation board members as they work with school system leaders to develop innovative programs that are responsive to local student achievement needs. CFEF is the membership organization for Floridas school district-wide local education foundations. Established in 1987, CFEF seeks to advance student achievement in Florida by increasing private sector investment and involvement in public education. CFEF now has 59 member foundations with 1,100 business and community leaders serving as volunteer board members. Collectively, they raise more than $50 million annually to support students, teachers and schools through a variety of programs. CFEF has provided more than $20 million to local education foundations since 2002 through various private and public sector partnerships, including the State of Florida School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program. To learn more about the Okeechobee Educational Foundation, Inc. call 863-4625000 ext. 257. To learn more about the CFEF, visit www. cfef.net or contact Mary Chance, executive director, at (352) 338-0250 or marychance@ cfef.net. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 21 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $21,000. Sherman was charged with felonies of possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) without a prescription, possession of a legend drug (viagra), possession of a controlled substance (Tylenol with codeine) without a prescription and possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone) without a prescription. She was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Shermans bond was set at $27,000. Dustin Nevada Sills, 27, was charged with the felonies of possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and possession of a rearm/ammunition by a convicted felon. He was also charged with the misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $21,000. Records indicate all three are being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. According to arrest reports, a task force detective conducted a traf c stop on a 2000 Toyota vehicle in the 3900 block of S.E. 28th St. around 9:47 p.m. when it failed to stop at a stop sign. The detective reportedly asked Cruz, who was identi ed as the driver, for permission to search her vehicle but she refused. Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO) K-9 Remi then conducted an exterior sniff of the automobile and reportedly gave positive alerts to both the exterior and interior of the car. Arrest records show oxycodone, hydrocodone and Tylenol with codeine pills were found on Sherman. Inside the car the detectives allegedly found 4.3 grams of suspected meth in an over-the-counter pain medication container, and another 1.2 grams of suspected meth was found under that container. Also found in the car was a container of MSM, which is a common cutting agent used to add weight to methamphetamine, indicated the arrest report. The arrest report goes on to state that 0.3 grams of suspected meth was found hidden under some of Shermans undergarments. All of the suspected methamphetamine was eld tested and those tests all indicated a positive result for the presence of meth, stated the detective. The detectives then went to room 34 of a local motel where they found Sills, who was allegedl y in possession of a stolen Harrington & Richardson revolver. During a search of the room they also found another 0.3 grams of a substance that, when eld tested, allegedly indicated a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine. Also found during the search was a glass smoking pipe with a residue and a set o f digital scales, added the report. The room, pointed out the detective, was rented by Cruz. METHContinued From Page 1 Damiana Cruz Kelly Nicole Sherman Dustin Nevada Sills Educational Foundation receives matching mini-grant funds Immigration services available at El Centro Santa FeSanta Fe Legal Immigration Services Inc. now provides all immigration services at El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth Avenue. For an appointment, call 863-467-5525.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 22 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/EESEverglades Elementary new Student Council Of cersCongratulations to the newly elected Everglades elementary 2013-14 Student Council Of cers: president Kasey Maguire; vice president Katelyn Courtney; secretary Lila Pendarvis; and, treasurer Kase Myers. Special to the Okeechobee News/NESCongratulations to the 2013-14 NES Student Council Of cersFrom left to right are president Chris Cobb, vice president Callie Rucks, secretary Leyton Watford and treasurer Abby Holcomb. FEMA has National Emergency Family Registry and Locator SystemFEMAs National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS) is activated following a Presidentially-declared disaster to reunite families that have become separated as a result of the disaster. Once the disaster is declared, Individuals and families can register online at www. fema.gov or by phone at 1-800-588-9822, 24-hours a day, when the system is activated. http://www.fema.gov/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-pro t/recovery-directorate/national-emergency-family.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Whats 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. 23 Okeechobee News October 18, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsWhat does your future hold?Okeechobee County Schools, Indian River State College and Communities In Schools hosted a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Symposium on Oct. 11 to teach students about career opportunities in Okeechobee. Students visited from the Freshman Campus and Okeechobee High School to hear about careers they are interested in pursuing. The Transportation, Distribution and Logistics room was staffed by volunteers Justin Nelson of Gilbert Chevrolet, Pam Casperson and Teresa Chandler of Waste Management and Sandie Frost of Walpole, Inc. Special to the Okeechobee NewsHooked on BooksThe Okeechobee Retired Educators collected books for their semi-annual Hooked on Books project where they donate books to be distributed to the media centers in each of the Okeechobee County Public Schools. This collection netted some 77 books through the generosity of these retired educators. In the picture from left to right back row : Pam Trent, Hazel Parnis, Judith Mix, Monika Batton, Phoebe Raulerson, Geri Thomas, Marion Davis, Ann Bell. Front Row: Doris Entry, MaryAnn Murray, Verna VanDeman, Carol Coles, Dorthy Schwartz, Gay Carlton and Mary Hurley. OHS Class of 1984 reunion plannedOn Oct. 31 the parade starts at 6 p.m. and the Class of 1984 will participate. We are meeting at 5:15 p.m. behind U-Save Friday, Nov. 1, is the homecoming game and social. Come early with family to enjoy refreshments. On Saturday, Nov. 2, dinner is at 5:30 p.m. to be held at Speckled Perch Steak House. The cost is $25 per person. For information, contact Laura GainerCockrell at 863-801-4589.

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