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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Residents along the path of State Road 70 east reviewed maps of a project that will certainly impact all in Okeechobee County in one way or another at a public meeting held at the South Florida Water Management Field Station Oct. 29. The Florida Department of Transportation will begin construction on the $61.3 million project in the summer of 2014. They have already spent $25.7 million to secure right of way along the near 6.7-mile route between Northeast 34th Avenue and Northeast 128th Avenue, also known as Berman Road. The project includes a new bridge over the L-63 canal, a wider bridge over Mosquito Creek, a frontage road that will run between the canal and Northeast 48th Avenue, 13 ponds and 14 median openings along the route. FDOT Engineer Jason Yam said all major side roads will have access to the road in both directions. Left hand turn lanes will be placed at all the medians for traf c ow. The project includes few right hand turn lanes. "The planning design and engineering study recommended that there would be all left hand turn lanes and that they were critical on this road," he said. There is a right turn only out of the Town Star Convenience Store at Berman Road. Mr. Yam said he received mostly positive feedback at the meeting. Over 25 people signed up to review the plans and talk to FDOT of cials. Another public meeting is scheduled for December. "Most of them were concerned about access. I showed them that they can continue to make their turns and most were looking about information on how the project looks," he added. Speed limits that exist on the road will see little or no change. Sunday, November 3, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 132 15.23 feetLast Year: 15.77 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus tax By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A former elementary school teacher took the time to do a little research which ultimately kept her from falling prey to a scam that turns out to be just a spin-off of the "Nigerian scam." According to an e-mail, all the 66-yearold woman had to do was allow American Advertising Agency to put a Monster energy drink vinyl wrap on her vehicle. She would then be paid $300 a week to simply drive her vehicle. The purported promotion was to last for three months. And when she received a check for $3,650, she stopped and thought about the offer. "It just seemed too easy and too good to be true," she said in a phone interview. "I did a Google search and found out it was a scam." Energy drink promotion a ‘Monster’ scam Access, traf c ow top concerns at FDOT meetingOHS swimmers qualify for regional meet ... Page 19 OHS Brahmans hosted Jensen Beach Falcons ... Page 18 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. See TRAFFIC — Page 5 See SCAM — Page 5 Hospital gets top rating ... Page 12 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyHomecoming Queen and KingEidrit Renteria and Del no Garcia were named Homecoming Queen and King for 2013. The Okeechobee Brahmans played Jensen Beach Falcons at a well-played homecoming game at Brahman Stadium Friday night. For more Homecoming photos, see pages 8 and 9.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Jim ArrigoOwner & PresidentJohn ArrigoVice President & General ManagerFt. Pierce5851 S US#1 (JUST SOUTH OF MIDWAY ROAD) € FT. PIERCE1-855-883-4328 €ArrigoFtPierce.comALWAYS REMEMBER TO BUCKLE UP FOR SAFETY!Services Include: €All Makes & Models€Fully Trained Specialized Collision Techs€All Insurance Companies Welcome€24 Hour TowingNo Collision Is Too Big Or Small We Handle It All! HOURS OF OPERATION € MON-FRI 7:30AM-6:00PM € SATURDAY 8:00AM-NOON Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Nov. 1ST Thurs., Nov. 7THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “BAD GRANDPA”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “ FREE BIRDS”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “LAST VEGAS”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG R PG-13 2 Okeechobee News November 3, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenTrunk-or-TreatOkeechobee youngsters lined up for candy on Halloween at the Trunk-orTreat event in Flagler Park. Participants backed their vehicles up to the park and handed out Halloween treats. The event was sponsored by Okeechobee Baptist Church, Oakview Baptist Church, The Pentecostals of Okeechobee, More 2 Life Ministries, Abiding Hope and Life Community Church. Other churches, organizations and individuals were invited to participate. For more photos from Trunk-or-Treat, see the Okeechobee page on Florida.Newszap. com, or follow the link on the Okeechobee News page on Facebook. Today: Clear. High of 77F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Tonight: Overcast. Low of 63F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph. Extended ForecastMonday : Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 81F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Monday Night : Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 68F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday : Partly cloudy. High 84F. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 15 to 20 mph. Tuesday Night : Partly cloudy. Low of 70F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Church plans car showA car and motorcycle show will be held on Friday, Nov. 23 at the Fountain of Life Church, at 1302 S.W. 32nd St. There will be bounce houses, cornhole games, live music and more. A $5 entry fee will be collected and all proceeds go to the Real Life Children’s Ranch. For information, call 863-763-8945.


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My Okeechobee Wish ListOkeechobee is the great place I call home, but there are a few things that could maybe make it better. Ideas to consider.  When the trees need to be removed to enlarge the main intersection of U.S. 441-98 and SR70, plan to replace them in the park near benches so there will be shade in the future. Events there would be more people friendly with sun-escape.  Shop LOCAL! If everyone would spend $10-$20 a week in a locally-owned business, our growth would increase and more businesses would choose to come. In 5-7 years, or less, the highways (SR 70 E&W and SR 710) will be four-laned. It will be easier to get here! Plan ahead.  Work to lower our pollution of the lake. Kudos to OUA for having the survey of Treasure Island completed so that sewers can go in when funding is available. Use less fertilizer.  Re ective strips on Stop signs to make them more visible. I saw them in Royal Palm Beach and appreciated how well the y work.  Remove yard sale and political signs promptly when the event is over. What is your Okeechobee Wish List? Susan H. “Su” George Obamacare Great saga unfolding. I love it when inc ompetent, corrupt, elitist politicians and political appointees “squirm” and run from t he light like the arrogant, bottom-feeder, selfs erving, atavistic cockroaches they are. The s ad part is that even with a nuclear explosion, c ockroaches (and politicians...) will survive. My apologies to the real cockroaches, at least t hey clean up crumbs and stay hidden until it’s their appointed clean-up time. Now, if I c ould only get them to load the dishwasher and start the laundry. Not gonna’ happen, I t hink. They probably have a union.  The administration claims millions are c lamoring for Obamacare. But on the rst day, only six people signed up. And in the rst 24 hours only 248 people were enrolled. So how long will it take to get to all those millions? And what about the millions who are now losing their insurance because of the new Affordable Care Act regulations.  The plan I was on apparently did not do everything the ACA requires — although it covered everything I needed — so now my c overage will cost an additional $2,500 a year. A ffordable? Not exactly! Is it “better” coverage? Not from my point of view. The things t he new policy added are not things I will ever use. I liked my “cafeteria” style plan where I chose just the parts I wanted. Of course, I might eventually need the “substance abuse t reatment” it now covers because this administration may drive me to drink.Rehab facility I have been following the saga of the Rehab or “Arc” and while it is sad to lose a facility that has served this community for 50 years, apparently other programs have already stepped up and made sure the clients are served. When the Rehab started as the “Sunshine School,” Okeechobee did not have a program for this service. But now, according to the stories in the paper, there are three private sector options and they are apparently doing a good job. If the clients are happy with t he new programs, maybe it is time to let the private sector handle it. I don’t know what the investigations are about at the Rehab, but it must be pretty serious if they lost their Medicaid status.Halloween party We took the grandson to the festivities and had a great time! It was very well organized, a LOT of people there ... the little ones and adults alike all dressed in costumes. It was very pleasant and enjoyable, actually better than going door-to-door. The parade added to the festivities. I can’t say enough about how enjoyable it was. Thanks to all those who participated and put this together!  The Halloween activities in the park were truly an example of a benevolent and thoughtful collective effort by the community. Good for safety, good for local businesses, easy and reasonable access by ALL members of our community, and a classic example (yet again) of why the Agri-Civic Center is a useless edi ce of a group of local politicians with matching egos who imposed their sel sh will upon the taxpayers.  Halloween in the park was a great event. I did not attend, but it’s great to notice our community come alive this time of year. Among all the living dead, ghost and goblins both old and young. Our community will always, in spite of our county government, nd a way to have fun.  The way it worked out, I think the both the trunk-or-treat and the parade bene ted from having both events so close together. It was the biggest crowd I have ever seen for the Homecoming Parade, which made it more fun for the teenagers in the parade. They had lots of people to wave to. I watched the trunk-or-treat kids before the parade and they were lling up big bags of candy in less than 30 minutes — much faster than going doorto-door. After the parade, I am sure it went slower because the line got so long. Everyone there handing out candy was a volunteer and all of the candy was donated. Everyone who helped deserves a pat on the back!  I happened to drive by Oak Park on Halloween and I feel sorry for the people who live there. They were absolutely invaded by trick-or-treaters from other neighborhoods. Cars were parked all along the roads around that neighborhood with hundreds of kids pouring in to go door-to-door. I don’t know how those people can afford to buy enough candy for that crowd. Guess they just give out what they have and turn the lights off.  I loved the high school band marching in Halloween costumes. It was great. What a fun idea since the Homecoming Game landed on the day after Halloween. How to nd healing after spiritual abuseRev. Allen PattersonOkeechobee Ministerial Association Recently I heard a story I’ve come to know well as a victim of toxic faith. **A person sat beside me and told me of abuse and manipulation from spiritual leaders — people in whom they trusted. Power plays, twisted versions of the truth, orchestrated and sophisticated cover-ups followed them for years with a continued denial from the church that anything was wrong. Slowly their trust was etched away, leaving them feeling hollow. Anger ooded into the void, bringing long seasons of pain and sorrow. All of this from church leaders who claimed only a desire to serve and honor God. All of this, and much more, from a church movement that claimed to offer a better, a higher way. While it was painful even to listen, it was also bene cial to hear as they recounted not only their deep struggle but also their commitment to forgiveness and love, in the face of present brokenness. Their story inspires me — yet haunts me deeply. While the scriptures teach in Romans 3 that we are all alike under the power of sin, we properly expect that followers of Christ have put behind the ways of the esh and are allowing the power of the Holy Spirit to make them new — both in mind and in heart. In addition, we hold teachers and leaders of the church to an even higher standard. As James says it in chapter 3, “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers; because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.” Yet, in story after story, and in broken heart after broken heart, emotional and spiritual molestation continues to come from the hearts and hands of church leaders. Knowing how our enemy works in and against the lives of Christians, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised — but it is still wrong and it still hurts. If you’ve ever been wounded at the hands of a church, organization or person claiming to be “Christian” there is hope and healing to be found in Jesus Christ, whose primar y mission scripture tells us was to set the captives free, to bind up the brokenhearted and release us from darkness. (Isaiah 61:1) He came to bring healing and hope, not destruction or falsehoods. In spite of how you may feel, reach out to Christ, for “every one, without exception, who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13) Don’t allow the Jesus you think you kno w interfere with the Jesus who came to bring you freedom and life. Yes, there are two sides to every story. Yes, even church leaders are broken people learning to follow Christ and may be prone to mistakes, even to sin. But damage is possible even with the best of intentions and motives. A bleeding wound needs rst aid, whether it was an accident or intentional.... If you’re longing for the wholeness, the healing and the freedom Jesus offers, I’m here to tell you it is yours for the asking. Jesus says in John 10:10, “The thief comes not but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that you might have life, and that you might have it more abundantly.” **This story is a composite of several true stories told to me recently and does not re ect the story of any single person, living or dead. November 3, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the Pulpit Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Letters to the editor


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Many newspaper owners have a hidden agendaŽ „ whether it is political, economic or to promote the publishers cronies. Not us. Were owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust. Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and understanding citizens need to make intelligent decisions about public issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with honesty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News November 3, 2013 The limits run from 45 miles per hour nearer town to 60 miles per hour on rural sections. There are also two access points for the AgriCivic Center. Deputy county admninistrator J im Threewits was in attendance and said he was pleased with the access for the AgriCivic Center. Bike paths will also be added for much of the segment out past Four Seasons on both sides of the road. An entrance road to the Larson Dairy will be recon gured to match up with Northeast 64th Avenue. Mr. Yam said sidewalks will run past Northeast 80th Avenue on the north side of the road. The largest ponds, that measure over one acre, will be located near Northeast 112 Avenue and near Northeast 122nd A venue. Some concerns raised included truck traf c at existing businesses along the route, at Triple E Equipment, that will be forced to make right turns and then a U-turn at the next intersection, Northeast 70th Avenue. Mr. Yam said there is no plan for any red light or additional signalization at intersections along the route. The project website is www.SR70.info TRAFFICContinued From Page 1 When she got the rst e-mail from the alleged ad agency she responded by sending them her name, address and make of v ehicle. "I realize now I shouldn't have done that," she said. The agency then responded with directions on what to do with the $3,650 check. The return address on the envelope indicated it had been sent from Graham & Sons Logistics, Inc., at 7145 Beverly Glen Avenue in Las Vegas, Nev. However, a check by this newspaper was unsuccessful in locating the street number or a listing for that business. According to the contract she was to keep $600 for her rst two week's pay, and the rest was to be used to put the wrap on her vehicle. That money, continued the pact, was to be forwarded to the agency's "... car-wrap expert who will handle the advertisement placement on your car and also remove it at the end of the program." Her "assigned controller" would then instruct her on how to forward those funds to the car-wrap expert, added the contract. Fortunately, she did not cash the check or give the company any more of her personal information. Instead, she went to the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce and led a report so others wouldn't get caught up in the scheme. "I'm usually pretty careful on the computer. I should have known better," said the teacher of 37 years in retrospect. When asked if she's ever used the energy drink she replied she hadn't, although she has seen it in stores. SCAMContinued From Page 1 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). Jeffrey Allen Finger, 41, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 31 by Trooper T.B. White on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. Sergio Hernan Hernandez Jr., 21, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 31 by Deputy Cody Hurst on felony charges of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and grand theft. His bond was set at $5,000. Augustus Rose, 36, N.W. 33rd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 31 by Deputy Adam Baker on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $50,000. Reynaldo E. Pena, 55, N.W. 53rd Place, Miami Gardens, was arrested Oct. 31 by Of cer Victoria Williams on felony charges of credit card fraud $100 or more (two counts). His bond was set at $6,000. Mackensie Rose Derusso, 20, Bloom eld Drive, Orlando, was arrested Oct. 31 by Deputy Cari Arnold on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with violation of probation driving under the in uence. 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. A rrest Report The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week.ASSAULT 2200 block of S.W. 28th St. 1000 block of N.W. 34th St. 2800 block of U.S. 441 N. 2500 block of U.S. 98 N. 8600 block of S.E. 59th Drive 100 block of N.E. 15th Ave. 1600 block of S.R. 70 W.BURGLARY 3200 block of U.S. 441 N. 3000 block of N.W. 34th Ave. 8600 block of S.E. 59th Drive 3200 block of S.E. Second Terrace 2700 block of S.R. 70 W. 600 block of N.W. 34th St. 3100 block of S.E. 24th St. 2900 block of S.E. 35th Ave. 3100 block of U.S. 441 S.E.CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 300 block of S.E. 16th Ave. 800 block of S.W. 28th St.FRAUD 33600 block of N.E. Ninth Ave. 4000 block of S.W. 11th Way 2400 block of N.W. 395th CourtTHEFT 1300 block of N.W. 36th St. 4700 block of N.E. 10th Lane 3000 block of S.R. 710 4700 block of N.E. 10th Lane 2600 block of N.W. 16th Blvd. 3400 block of N.W. 160th St. 800 block of N.W. 12th St. 3700 block of N.W. 165th Court OCSO Investigations Chamber hosts Couponing ClassThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will host Brittany Ramos, author of ThePrudentPatron.com for a two-hour Grocery Coupon Workshop. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to shop with coupons using strategic couponing and menu planning techniques and achieve savings of 50 percent or more! The class will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13 Please register with the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County, at 863-467-6246 or go to the web site www.okeechobeebusiness. com. There will be a $5 fee that you will be able to pay right online when you register.Bene t walk for Brock plannedThe inaugural "you will never walk alone" Breast Cancer Bene t and walk for Deborah Brock will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Flagler Park across from Zippy's from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. The bene t will start with a 2-mile walk and activities in the park will follow. There will be a BBQ chicken dinner for sale for a $10 donation. For more information, call Kim at 863-623-8840 or Shannon at 863-801-7189.


Church hosts special guestsOkeechobee Church of God, at 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will host Loving Hands ministry/singers at the morning worship service beginning at 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 3 Everyone is welcome. Come for fellowship, prayer, healing and salvation. For information call Reverend Mark Smith at 863-763-4127. Okeechobee Church of God will also host A dam Crabb (gospel singer/minister with The Crabb Family Singers) at the Sunday evening worship service beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 3. Everyone is welcome. Come for fellowship, worship and prayer. For information, call Rev. Smith at 863-763-4127.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night Bingo on Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen w ill offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds w ill bene t the American Legion veterans' programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dinning room patrons.Group planning MLK eventsThe Okeechobee Community Improvement Association (OCIA) will meet Monday, Nov. 4 to nalize the MLK weekend of Jan. 18, 19 and 20, 2014. Everyone is welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Douglas Brown Center, 726 N.E. 16th Ave. For information, call 863-610-0973.Spaghetti dinner offeredThe Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesday evening, Nov. 5 from 4 until 7 p.m. Reserv ations are not required. The Shrine Club is pleased to offer smoke-free dinning. For y our listening and dancing pleasure, music is provided 5 until 8 p.m. All proceeds bene t Shrine charities. For information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427, Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.Next sit & sew is Nov. 5Our next ConKerr Cancer "sit & sew" will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine and child-friendly cotton fabric and sew with the other ladies in our community who want to make a difference to a sick child. This month we are starting to make holiday pillowcases to be distributed to St. Mary's, Palms West and Lakeside Hospitals. There will be Christmas-themed pillowcase kits available to be sewn at this meeting. For information, contact Joan at 863-467-0290.Florida program plannedRick Smith, son of author Patrick Smith, will present "Patrick Smith's Florida; A Land Remembered" at the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. The program includes a mixed-media show featuring Patrick Smith and the experiences he had researching and writing "A Land Remembered." The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee, Main Street of Okeechobee, Friends of the Okeechobee County Library and the Okeechobee High School Brahman Drama Club are sponsoring this event with funding through a Community Partners for Health Through the Arts grant received by the Shands Arts in Medicine Program. A ticket is necessary for admission. Tickets are free and may be picked up at the library. The number of tickets allotted to each person will be limited. For information, go to alandremembered.com/speaking-tour/.Hospice plans yard sale Hospice will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and Thursday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. until noon. The sale is located at the corner of Southeast Fourth Street and Southeast Third Avenue at the blue building. For information, call 863-467-2321. Come check out the new items and furniture and collectibles. Donations are accepted daily.Healthy Start board to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. at their of ce located in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863462-5877.SSN meeting is Nov. 8The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County will conduct its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community through the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000, ext. 257.Craft Fair set for Nov. 9The Craft Fair in the Woods will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Freedom Ranch, 11655 U.S. 441 S.E. There will be handmade and homemade items, with Christmas decor, jewelry, woodcrafts, ne art, baked goods and so much more. For information on the event, or to become a vendor, call 863-763-9800.Stroke support group to meetA meeting of the Stroke Support Group will be held at the Heritage Assisted Living, Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. This is a good chance to talk with others about their experiences. Light refreshments will be available. For information, call 863-763-1700 or 863-634-8412. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Mattie Wyatt, 99OKEECHOBEE Mattie Wyatt of Okeechobee died Oct. 27, 2013. She was born April 17, 1914 in Horry County, South Carolina. She was a resident of Okeechobee for 56 years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, shing, and talking and visiting with people. She was a tough, strong and beautiful woman. She was a member of the Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Wyatt was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Wyatt, Sr.; and three daughters, Martha Ann Mobley, Carolyn Rutledge and Dora Jane Amason. She is survived by two sons, Forest Wyatt, Jr. (Dixie) and Bill Wyatt; daughter, Beatrice Castorina all of Okeechobee; 13 grandchildren; 26 greatgrandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Susie Curlee (Tecil) of Charlotte, N.C. Visitation was 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements were entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conwa y families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. 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Now is the time for farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers to visit their local USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of ce to receive more information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible funding opportunities. NRCS of ces across the country, including those in Florida, are resuming work with farmers and ranchers to implement conserv ation activities. All of ces are open and are w orking to address the backlog of requests expediently. "If you are interested in conservation assistance you should visit with our staff as soon as possible," said Assistant State Conservationist for Financial Programs, Jeffrey Woods. "Our agency is able to proceed with implementation of several conservation programs, including the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Conservation Stewardship Program." Florida NRCS has established Nov. 15, 2013, as the application cutoff date for consideration for Federal Fiscal Year 2014 funds for these two programs. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a conservation program that provides nancial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers who face threats to soil, water, air, and related natural resources on their land. Through EQIP, NRCS develops contracts with agricultural producers to voluntarily implement conservation practices. Persons engaged in livestock or agricultural production and owners of nonindustrial private forestland are eligible for the program. The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is available on Tribal and private agricultural lands and non-industrial private forest land. CSP encourages producers to address resource concerns in a comprehensive manner by undertaking additional conservation activities; and improving, maintaining, and managing existing conservation activities. Applications received after Nov. 15 will be considered for future funding periods. Authority to enroll acres in several other programs, including the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), expired on Sept. 30, 2013, due to the expiration of the Farm Bill. Additional information on NRCS, conservation assistance, and programs is available on its website at www. .nrcs.usda.gov or at your local USDA NRCS of ce. In Okeechobee County, contact Howard Harrison, District Conservationist, at 863-763-3619, Ext. 3 or by email at howard.harrison@ .usda.gov for more information. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 7th Annual Cra Fair in the WoodsSaturday, November 9, 2013 € 9:00am „ 4:00pmFreedom Ranch € 11655 Hwy 441 SE € Okeechobee, FL 34974Handmade and Homemade Christmas Decorations • Jewelry • Woodcrafts Fine Art • Baked and Canned Goods • Fabric, Yarn, Paper and Wire Crafts Home and Yard Dcor and so much more Come join us for a day in the woods. Craftsmen and artists will have something just right for you or for those on your Christmas list. Relax in the beautiful surroundings as you enjoy a barbecue dinner and a bowl of swamp cabbage. Experience nature up close on a Swamp Buggy Ride and be intrigued by the talented riders and horses at the Arena Demonstration. There’ll be plenty to do, see and buy for the whole family. Interested in being a vendor? Contact Freedom Ranch/Alpha Ministries 863.763.9800 or craftfairinthewoods@gmail.com Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 12 p.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING Did you submit a page of news, but only one line got in the paper? You can have it your way! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 7 Okeechobee News November 3, 2013 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Prices higher again this week on all calves! Had a few 400# steers hit over $2.00! Slaughter cattle are off a little but good; cows still bringing 70.00-80.00. Hope things remain and I think they will. Rest assured you are getting top prices for your cattle. Call us anytime if we can help. Crazy Eight Ranch, West Palm Beach, topped the calf market with a high of $3.15 bought by Bellamy Cattle Buying. Seminole Tribe Brighton, Okeechobee, topped the cow market with a high of 86.00 bought by Central Beef. See ya next week, Jeff Conservation assistance and funding applications accepted


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The couple has set their date for Nov. 9TH 2013 here locally in town! Sonnys parents are Mitchel & Paula Hancock of Okeechobee, and Phillip & Tammy Sandlin of St. Cloud !! Cynthias parents are Aubrey Hand of Okeechobee as well as her mother who has passed away Susan Mislick Hand of Okeechobee. The engaged couple both are residents of Okeechobee county and graduated from Okeechobee High school! They enjoy hunting and “shing! They have three young boys together Sonny, Eli, & Aiden! SONNY HANCOCK ENGAGEMENT CYNTHIA HAND & 8 Okeechobee News November 3, 2013 Homecoming ParadeOkeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe freshman oat was among the entries in the Okeechobee High School Homecoming Parade on Thursday, Oct. 31, in downtown Okeechobee. The sophomore oat featured a tornado and characters based on "The Wizard of Oz."


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By Tammi KellyEditor’s Note: Welcome to “Tammi’s Top of the Lake, an advertorial column featuring Okeechobee Businesses.  Colour Me Crazy is a full-service salon. You can get everything from your hair to your toes done there and walk out in style. Christy and her staff are exible with scheduling. Stop by at 107 S.W. 17th St. and tell them Tammi sent you! You can reach Colour Me Crazy at 863-467-3031.  Total Roadside Services is open 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. This is just the place to call when it is 3 a.m. and you’re stuck on the side of the road with a at or an overheated engine and your husband will not answer his phone to save his life. Total Roadside Services will answer the rst time you call and will be there in no time! They offer tires and mechanical services. Stop by at 3176 Florida 710 or give them a call at 863-357-8772.  Quail Creek Plantation, 12399 N.E. 224th St., is a great place to spend the day shooting. Bring your dog; while you have fun at your sport, your dog will have a blast in the kennel play area. Quail Creek has everything from sporting clay, quail hunting, pheasant power shoots and a spring turkey shoot. They offer lodging and meal accommodations. Have a wedding or corporate party coming up? Quail Creek is a beautiful venue. Give them a call at 863-763-2529 or visit their website at www.quailcreekplantation.com.  Brown Cow Sweetery, 103 S.W. Park St., is Okeechobee’s own chocolate factory. They do so much more than just fresh made chocolate. They have sandwiches, coffees, and ice cream. It is a great place to go and have lunch. If you are meeting with an old friend, you can catch up over some of their great coffee. If you are having a bad day and need a great pick me up, I recommend the Brown Cow Sweetery. They will have everything including a great smile to share with you. They can be contacted at 863-357-3357.  Professional Skincare Treatments by Tamara “Tammy” Platt, 208 N.E. Third St., offers facials, microdermabrasion, lash and brow tinting and waxing, spot treatments, body wrappings and so much more. Give her a call and go in and see her! She is great and willing to explain everything. You can only see Tammy by appointment but she has exible scheduling to work with any and all your needs. You can reach her at 1-863-227-4096.  November is here and it’s time to gear up for the holiday season. The Okeechobee News will publish the very popular annual Holiday Traditions supplement on Nov. 27. This year the section also features a salute to the Nov. 30 national event, Small Business Saturday. There are some great packages for placing your ad message, so call your representative at 863-763-3134 for details and to reserve your spot. Sales representatives Diana Whitehall, Kay Sheedy and Louise Dowling are terri c, and they will really take care of you. Tell them Tammi sent you!On this day in history In 1957, a dog was launched into space on board Sputni k 2, a Russian spacecraft, and became the rst living animal t o enter Earth’s orbit.  In 1969, Public Broadcasting Service, otherwise know n as PBS, was established. PBS showcased Sesame Street, Ar thur, Curious George and more.  In 2007, the rst robotic cars were tested in California Teams were asked to build driverless vehicles that were ca pable of driving in traf c, performing complex manoeuvre s such as merging, passing, parking and negotiating intersec tions. Tartan Racing, from Pittsburgh, won rst place. To see more of Tammi’s Top of the Lake, see my blog a t www. orida.newszap.com/topofthelake. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 10 Okeechobee News November 3, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Joe SuarezIt’s BACON!Bryan Claypool was among the members of the Okeechobee High School Band who wore costumes as they marched in Thursday’s Homecoming Parade.


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Bene ts, vacation, 401k available. Must have valid driver license and pass drug screen. Apply in person. Alan Jay Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep, 202 W Sugarland Hwy Clewiston Employment Full TimeKissimmee River Restoration Project S-65EX1 Cajun Constructors is hiring concrete labors. Workers should have some experience with concrete and formwork. 11.36 per hour and a six day work schedule. Overtime will be paid after 40 hrs. Call 863-357-0022 or apply @ 2403 SW Ruck’s Dairy Road, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Employment Part TimeSoutheast Milk is seeking a Milk Testing Laboratory Technician Part Time. Will train. $10.50 hour to start. Hours Wed-Fri 9:00-1:00 PM, Sat-Sun 8:00-4:00 PM Contact Eric at 863-634-0379 for details. Access www.southeastmilk.org for an Employment Application Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. 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Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Shop here first! The classified ads Public NoticeNOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS AND REGULAR MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL OWNERS OF LANDS LOCATED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THAT, PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, A MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL BE CONTINUED ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 AT 9:00 A.M. AT 17429 NW 242ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (FIELD OFFICE); FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE: 1. ELECT ONE SUPERVISOR, IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A BOARD OF SUPERVISOR MEETING AT 9:30 A.M. A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICE BY CALLING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. WILLARD M. BYARS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166 455858 ON 11/3/2013 Contract Negotiations The Okeechobee County School Board and the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 will continue negotiations for the 2013-14 Personnel Contracts at 4:30 p.m. on the dates listed below in Room 303 of the School Board Administration Building at 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Collective bargaining sessions are open to the public. Monday, November 11, 2013 Monday, November 18, 2013 Friday, December 6, 2013 Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 456103 ON 11/3/2013 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2013CA000041CAAXMX Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff Vs. ESTATE OF THOMAS MILTON A/K/A THOMAS V. MILTON, C/O DIANNA L. HELTON, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, JULIA MILTON A/K/A JULIA E MILTON, DECEASED, et al Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant: ELEANOR MOFFITT, KNOWN HEIR OF JULIA MILTON A/K/A JULIA E. MILTON 415 SE 7TH STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 KAY MILLER, KNOWN HEIR OF JULIA MILTON 16 Okeechobee News November 3, 2013 A/K/A JULIA E. MILTON 415 SE 7TH STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 20 AND THE WEST ONEHALF OF LOT 21, BLOCK J, CENTRAL PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 415 SE 7TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Udren Law Of ces, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 2101 West Commercial Boulevard Suite 5000, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in The Okeechobee News and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. You have 30 calendar days after the rst publication of this Notice to le a written response to the attached complaint with the clerk of this court. A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must be led if you want the court to hear your side of the case. If you do not le your response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, and property may thereafter be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service or a legal aid of ce (listed in the phone book). This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal o f this Court this 21st day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLER K CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T As Clerk of the Court BY: Jennifer Rediker As Deputy Cler k 455522 ON 10/27;11/3/2013 Crossword Puzzle Shop here first! The classified ads ACROSS 1 Windy City paper, familiarly 5 Baroque musical family 10 __, can you see ...Ž 14 Like molasses 15 SnowyŽ bird 16 Nevada gambling city 17 Visit the local watering hole 20 Honda Accord, e.g. 21 In concert 22 San Diego attraction 23 I cant remember it, Miss Ilsa. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Alex Ogle threw for 412 yards and three touchdowns to lead Jensen Beach to an exciting 27-20 win over Okeechobee at a wellplayed homecoming game at Brahman Stadium Friday night. Okeechobee (1-8) was led by senior tailback Adrian Minondo who rushed for 183 y ards and a touchdown and broke the 1,000y ard mark for the season. Eddie Neal caught 84 yards in receptions which included a 29y ard touchdown. Quarterback Cory Surls continued his improvement with 115 yards passing. Khalil Smith rushed for a touchdown for the Brahmans. Jean Alexis had 220 yards in receptions for the Falcons that included a 98-yard reception in the second quarter. Austin Queen added 110 yards in receptions and two touchdowns for Jensen Beach, (4-5). Falcons Coach Tim Caffey called it a great w in for his team. He praised Okeechobee for their hard-nose, smash-mouth football, a style he appreciates. “There record doesn’t show what kind of heart those kids have. Our kids fought and battled, Alex threw the lights out and we did w hat we do, which is put the ball up,” he added. Okeechobee battled back and forth with the Falcons and had the game tied at 13-13. A key segment happened in the nal minutes as the Brahmans drove to the Falcons 8-yard line. Surls had Sylvester Butler open in the end zone but under threw him and Queen intercepted at the 2-yard line. Queen said he felt the defense could have played better for Jensen Beach, “The lights out here affect your vision but on my 61y ard touchdown, all of a sudden I saw the ball, made a move, saw daylight, and touchdown.” On the next play the Falcons went for broke and Ogle hit Alexis at mid eld and he ran the rest of the way for a 98-yard touchdown. “I was excited we got the ball and I thought we’d try and run it but coach said Ogle you’re going to look like a hero, fake the handoff and launch it, and I did,” he noted. The 412 yards passing was a personal record for Ogle. He said he was not satis ed because the Falcons made a lot of mistakes but hung in there and made plays when it counted. Brahman Coach Chris Branham said he told the kids before the game that this might be the only game many fans see the team play this year and he wanted them to leave a lasting impression. “At the end of the night the kids can say they gave all they had. It just shows the character of this team. They fought until there was no chance to ght anymore,” he added. Minondo got Okeechobee off to a good start as he rushed for a 40-yard touchdown on a fourth and three to give Okeechobee an early lead. Ogle found Queen behind the defense for a 61-yard touchdown midway through the rst quarter to tie the score. The Falcons drove 85 yards in ve plays on their next series as Ogle hit Alexis for 39 yards and then Queen for a 40-yard score. Okeechobee responded with an 11-play, 80-yard drive to tie the score in the second quarter. Key plays included a 20-yard screen pass from Surls to Sylvester Butler and 31 yards rushing from Minondo. Eddie Neal made a catch in traf c and broke a tackle to score a 29-yard touchdown to make it 13-13. Each team had an extra point blocked in the rst half. Okeechobee was able to take advantage of a few Falcons mistakes. Jensen Beach had three fumbles and one negated what appeared to be a long touchdown reception by Alexis. He caught a 47-yard pass at the 10yard line but fumbled at the 5-yard line and Zeke Matthews recovered. Khalil Smith’s big hit jarred a ball loose from Ogle just before the half at the Falcon 31. GW Jarriel added an interception in the third quarter. Okeechobee tied the score 20-20 early in the fourth quarter, as they drove 97 yards in 12 plays. Minondo broke loose for an 18-yard scamper and Khalil Smith for a 20yard jaunt. Minondo made a key third down conversion at the Falcons’ 20. Smith relieved Minondo after two tough runs, to score on a 7-yard dash. Jensen Beach retained their composure and drove 62 yards to score with just over ve minutes left. Ogle hit Alexis on a key third and 12 for a 14-yard gain. Jensen Beach also got a key rst down on defensive pass interference. On third and goal at the 13, Ogle called a screen and Christian East raced into the end zone leaping over defenders for the nal 2 yards to give the Falcons the winning touchdown. Okeechobee was able to drive to the Falcon 26-yard line in the nal minute thanks to a 23-yard reception by Neal and a clutch fourth down catch by TJ Smith. Neal may have been interfered with on a crossing pattern on second down and Nico Sawtelle sacked Surls on third down for an 11-yard loss to stop the drive. Surls nal pass fell to the turf between two Brahman receivers a yard deep in the end zone. Coach Caffey said this was just a good high school game played by both teams. “Both teams left their heart on the eld, my hat’s off to #32 (Minondo), that is a man playing among boys, we knew it was coming, that is how you block for the power game.” Coach Branham said the team will still work hard this week as they prepare for senior night and arch rival Clewiston next Friday. “Our team showed a warriors heart tonight, they fought until they had nothing left. We’ll bring everything we have next week and there’s four quarters left for the seniors, so we’ll be prepared,” he added. Game notes Cory Vickers recovered a fumble. Cornelius Horton had a quarterback sack. Vickers caused a fumble during a tackle for loss in the rst quarter. Vickers and Juanyae Ford shared a quarterback sack for OHS. 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