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Sunday, November 10, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 135 15.05 feetLast Year: 15.65 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus tax Okeechobee residents will celebrate Veterans Day with a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Flagler Park starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11.Brahmans face Tigers in season ender ... Page 14 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Special to the Okeechobee NewsOHS swimmers set another new school recordThe Okeechobee High School Boys Swim Team broke another OHS record on Nov. 5 at the Regional Meet in Miami. The 400 freestyle relay team broke the school record for the event, which had stood since 1999. The same four boys broke the OHS record for the 200 freestyle relay at the District meet. Left to right are coach Steven Neafsey, Brandon Ball, Lucas Penido, William Castillo and Michael Muros. For more on the story, see page 19. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Lakeland woman reportedl y died in a one-car accident on S.R. 70 E. around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. A Florida Highway Patrol press release stated Judith Robert a Dodge, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene by Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue medical personnel. According to the press release Ms. Dodge was eastbound on the two-lane highway when, for reasons unknown, she drove across the highway in the area of N.E. 46th Terrace. Woman killed in crashSee CRASH — Page 9 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Commission approved a contract with Murray Logan Construction for $65,773 for drainage improvements in the area of Eagle Bay Drive, Southwest 28th Street and Southwest 32nd Street at their regular meeting on Thursday. Transportation Trust Fund money, which comes from taxes paid on gasoline, will be used for this project. The Eagle Bay Drive area has experienced widespread surface ooding during tropical storms and major rain events. Engineers have identi ed two areas that with some improvements, the ooding issues should be less intense. An additional feature will be that one intersection (32nd St.) will be improved along with this work. County plans drainage improvementsSee COUNTY — Page 9 It's going to be snowing in Okeechobee! Main Street is partnering with 1 Stop Party Shop to bring a little Northern avor to the South with snow. The annual Main Street Christmas Festival will celebrate a little early this year. 1 Stop Party Shop and Main Street will host a "Holiday evening in the park" on Friday, Dec. 6. Beginning at 6 p.m., the snow will begin and a huge play area will be created for those both old and young. Snow enthusiasts are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the entrance of the snow area. These toys will be donated to Toys for Tots. At 7 p.m. a holiday animated classic movie will remind some of Christmases past while making new memories for others. Santa will be on hand to join in the celebration with photos helping out Kiwanis. Okeechobee Christmas Festival to include snowSee SNOW — Page 9


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Okeechobee News November 10, 2013 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansPediatrics € Womens Health € Family Physician Monday Thursday: 8:00am 5:00pmFriday : 8:00am 4:00pm(863) 467-2159RaulersonPrimaryCare.com € 202 NE 2nd Avenue, Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 Hablamos Espaol € Same Day Appointments Af“liated with Raulerson Hospital Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the weekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of Oct. 11, they are: Rylie Arnold, Matthew May, Taylor Rathburn, Freddy Roque, Sarah Rodriguez, Reagan Hummel, Caleb Click, Thalia Svatora, Makenna Smith, Eusebio Sanchez, Spring Diaz, Hayden Hickman, Jaydee Dale, Leta Adamo, Martin Soto, Jennifer Gomez, Erin Starling, Ruby Anselmo, Madison Lilley, Kameron Davis, Raul Castellanos and Clayton Dempsey. Special to the Okeechobee New/ CESStudents of the weekCentral Elementary School would like to congratulate these wonderful students for the week of Oct. 21: Venito Rivera-Torres, Daminen Urbina, Nina Beckman, Jaliyah Bri l, Mia Schneider, James Landaverde, Guadalupe Bucio, Jordan Shanks, Ziryn Flores, Milagros Santibanez, Lionel Martinez, Harley Messina, Manuel Alvarez, Skylar, Aliena Solis, Patrick Lamb, Janthan Duque, Aiden Havens, Yuritzi Flores, Messie Merry, Peyton Vonderau, Markayla Morris, Syleena Lawson, Alex Santos Medina, Jacari Mathis, Anja Koivunen, Melissa Mojica, Wyatt Friend, Martin Mederos, Ganessa Garcia and Chase Ford. Today: Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 81F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastMonday: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 81F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog early. High of 81F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 75F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Mission will offer Thanksgiving dinnersBig Lake Mission Outreach will serve Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless, needy or anyone that is alone or needs a meal on Thursday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Donations of cooked foods or monetary donations are needed. We also have dinners donated from Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach Gardens to be delivered out in the community. If you know families, neighbors or an area that will need a meal, you can pick up meals and deliver them to those who need them. For information, call 863-7635725 or 863-610-1815.


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Bogus calls waste deputies’ time In the news Wednesday was a story about how people waste the deputies’ t ime with bogus calls. Some people make fake calls. Some call about things that they s hould handle themselves — such as parents who want a cop to make their kids go t o bed or to school! And there are the calls about things that just make you shake your head. One story that is mentioned was a report of gunshots, and when the deputy investigated, he found a couple of good old b oys who were trying to cut a tree limb by b lasting it with shotguns because they could not reach it with the chain saw! Apparently it never occurred to them that ring a gun in a residential neighborhood might cause conc ern. I don’t blame the neighbor for calling rather than checking that out in person. If I heard repeated gun re from the backyard next door, I would not go over either!  If you want kids to sleep at night, they need lots of exercise during the day. Wear t hem out so they are so tired they can’t keep their eyes open. Don’t let them just sit around and watch TV or play on the computer or Xbox. Get them outdoors running, s wimming or riding a bicycle. Get out there w ith them and get some exercise and you w ill feel better too. Also, don’t let them have s oft drinks or anything with caffeine or sugar after dinner time. Anything with sugar or c affeine is going to keep them wired. After about 7 p.m., it should be water or milk to drink only.  If you don’t want to spend the time and energy required to raise a child and teach t hat child how to behave, don’t have children. Birth control is legal and easily available. Kids are a big responsibility, not a fashion accessory.  I’m tired of those barking dogs ... I’ll c all the police! Someone stole my bicycle last week ... I’ll call the police! I don’t like my neighbor, I don’t like (insert the object of your “attention” here)... I’ll call the police with a vague, bogus accusation...  From what I understand, unwarranted calls constitute up to 20 percent of “calls for service” as they are sometimes described. Notwithstanding the truly “bogus” calls to which the police should not have responded, there is one “category” of calls that the sheriff should really consider for a policy change. That would be “misdemeanors.” With certain exceptions, as provided by the Florida Statutes, the police cannot make a misdemeanor arrest without a warrant. Not counting detectives or staff, the sheriff spends over 800 hours a week patrolling and answering calls. If 20 percent or more of these man hours are bogus complaints or misdemeanors in which the of cer cannot make an arrest after the fact, then that is about 160 man hours a week. A simple policy change about these “calls” would save the sheriff, the equivalent of three fulltime of cers.  An old timer I spoke with the other day said something that really made sense. “The sheriff and the county need to work smart, not hard; and they just never learned how.”  Some people don’t seem to realize that most police of cers are not trained as social workers. They call because a child has emotional problems or behavioral issues and expect the cop to be able to get through when the parent couldn’t? Unless they want the kid Baker-acted or maybe tasered, what do they think the deputy is going to do? Cops only have certain available responses to a given scenario. They are not miracle workers. Most of them are just high school graduates. They are not trained therapists. If you think someone needs professional help, get them the appropriate professional help.  They need to start charging or ning these people. Answering a false call should not be part of the job. If my house is being broken into I sure as heck hope the cops can get there and aren’t at some kids house because he won’t go to bed!County nance I think the county’s plan to hire a consulting rm to help with future nancial planning is a step in the right direction. They need to be thinking ahead and planning ahead. And a budget that big deserves a professional review. I hope that review and nancial planning map includes all of the constitutional of ces budgets. This is a lot of money being spent, our tax money. There is probably a lot of waste. An outsider should look at things like productivity without regard to who someone might be related to. Are we quali ed to judge others?By Mark MayersLMFT, CAP Real Life Children’s Ranch In spite of the many times the Bible tells us not to judge others we do it anyway. Like so many other times we override God’s instructions because of our own emotions or thoughts. True to His perfect and loving character, when God tells us not to judge others He is doing so because it is best for everyone involved. God knows that we are not able to judge fairly because we don’t know the whole story. Our insight does not qualify us to judge others. A perfect example of this is when God chose David to be King. The limited insight of those involved was not able to see the value and potential of David as king. I Samuel 16:6-8 says…6When they entered, he looked at Eliab and thought, “Surely the LORD’S anointed is before Him.” 7But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And h e said, “The LORD has not chosen this one either.”… God’s word tells that God will judge us is the manner we judge others. Matthew 7:13…7 “Do not judge others, and you will no t be judged. 2 For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. 3 “And why worry about a speck in you r friend’s eye when you have a log in you r own? I often wonder if God is so direct when it comes to us judging others because ou r judgment of others ultimately turns peopl e away from Jesus. Casting Crowns puts it this way in their song “If We Are The Body…” “A traveler is far away from home. He sheds his coat and quietly sinks into the back row. The weight of their judgemental glances tells him that his chances are better out on th e road. Jesus payed much too high a price fo r us to pick and choose who should come. And we are the body of Christ.” Mark Hall, the writer of this song, makes an incredibl y important point ... that Jesus paid much too high a price for us to determine who deserves His grace. November 10, 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! Sumberlie's House of HopeSumberlie Daylin Villars was my daughter. She was a wonderful, bright and brilliant four year old, who was wise beyond her years, and so full of life. She was taken from us so unexpectedly when she drowned on Sept. 7. She had so much to give this world, and I believe she wanted to make a difference. Just three weeks before she passed away, she came to me and asked me “Mommy when I don’t need my toys anymore and my clothes are too small. Can I give them to kids in Africa who don’t have any?” I responded “yes baby, but there are kids here who need them also.” And she said with a smile. “Okay Mommy.” Little did I know she wouldn’t need them anymore. She may have had a short time here on earth, but she had a big heart and big dreams. She planned on being a mommy when she was 25 and being a country singer. In her words, a “Rock Star Mommy.” Her nal wish was to give to kids who didn’t have the things she had. So I have started “Sumberlie’s House o f Hope Foundation, Inc. to ful ll her dreams and wishes. Our only goal is to provide clothing and shoes to any child who may need them here in Okeechobee and in our surrounding communities. I will be working with the School Board Of ces, churches and DCF to obtain referrals of children who need our help. I am personally reaching out to the businesses and citizens of Okeechobee and our neighboring communities to please help us make a difference in so many children’s lives. Remember even the smallest donation can make a difference. I can be contacted anytime if you have questions of concerns at 772-200-8437 or email at sumberlieshouseofhope@yahoo. com or by mail at P.O. Box 1737 Okeechobee, FL 34973. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Sincerely Leslie D. Saunders Bullock and Sumberlie Letters to the editor


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News November 10, 2013 V eterans support blood driveVeteran’s Day is an annual holiday in A merica honoring the nearly 25 million military veterans in the country. Dating back to 1919, Nov. 11 was set aside as Armistice Day to remember the sacri ces that men and women made during W orld War I in order to ensure lasting peace. V eteran’s Day is now celebrated to encompass all veterans of wars, con icts and active duty service. Many veterans w ho saw duty on the battle eld w ere wounded and required immediate medical care; many times their wounds caused much blood loss and, in order to survive, the wounded received blood transfusions. One local veteran is sharing his experience receiving blood transfusions as a result of being w ounded while in Vietnam. This is his story: “My name is Charlie Norris and I am the present commander of Big Lake VFW Post 10539. Being raised in Okeechobee and graduating from high school in the mid 1960s there was a good chance that you might end up in the military and I did. After being inducted in the Army, I became an 11 Bravo, light weapons infantryman. That also earned me a free ride to Southeast Asia. After arriving in country, I was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division in Northern I Corp. This area of operations lay just south of the DMZ. Three weeks before Christmas my platoon came in contact with a companysize NVA force. The ensuing re ght lasted several hours ending just at dusk dark. My platoon suffered three KIAs and several w ounded, myself included. After getting medivaced to our combat base at Camp Eagle, I ended up in the base hospital. The ward I w as in looked like it was as long as a football eld and crammed with beds. It seemed like every soldier there had a bag of plasma hanging on their bed. After three days, I was moved to another location but I could not help to think how many lives were saved by the endless transfusions of blood that these soldiers were receiving. Two months later I was back at our combat base hospital with more shrapnel w ounds. It seemed like nothing had changed since I had been there last — lots of soldiers hooked up receiving blood transfusions. It took an incredible amount of blood to keep these men alive until they were shipped to J apan for more treatment. In October, our Post 10539 along with representatives of the Okeechobee 600 Blood Roundup committee hosted the Okeechobee Main Street Mixer to promote the blood drive scheduled for Nov. 16 and 17 at the Freshman Campus. I remember when I was very young that if anybody got sick or hurt and needed blood, the whole community would show up to help. Would you consider helping out by coming to the Roundup to donate blood? Thanks in advance from an old but proud soldier.” Charlie Norris Please help our community by donating blood at the 8th Annual Okeechobee 600 Blood Roundup; somebody will be extremely thankful that you did. This year’s theme is the “Okeechobee 600” where we are racing to save lives with a goal of 600 units of life-saving blood collected in two days. The main race event will be held on Nov. 16 and 17 at the Freshman Campus. All blood donors at the main race event will receive a Tshirt, goody bag and refreshments. Susan WilliamsSupport our VeteransOver the past years, when shopping, I have passed the table outside the stores where the little red silk ower is sold to support vets. In a rush like so many, I pushed my single dollar into the jar and threw the little ower in my console, never thinking again about the little silk ower. For many, we learn something new each day. My coworker decided to share with me a little story; with this, I would like to pass her story on, which by the way has shed a whole new light on the little red ower thrown into the console of my car. In the First World War, a Canadian physician and Lt. Col. John McCrae wrote a poem May 3, 1915 after attending the funeral of his friend and fellow soldier Alexis Helmer who died in the Battle of Ypres. According to legend, the poem was retrieved by fellow soldiers after McCrae discarded it. The poem “In Flanders Field” is the most popular and most quoted unbeknownst to me, for it is my rst time hearing or reading it. I want to share this piece of history with so many like myself. In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, y Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders Fields Take up our quarrel with the foe; To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders Fields. With this, I now know the little red ower is the poppy; a wartime remembrance. The poppy is a common weed in Europe and is found in many locations; including Flanders Fields. This ower should be worn to commemorate those who died in war. A special thanks to my coworker, Kelly Phillips, a VFW volunteer at Hwy. 441 S.E. where she devotes her time to honor our veterans, and for sharing a short story that has educated me as to the meaning of the red poppy. You too, can help by supporting our veterans by purchasing a tasty full-course dinner on Veterans Day. Sincerely, Michelle Reichert Letters to the editor Charlie Norris Legion hosts Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo on Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public. VFW serving pork dinnerBig Lake VFW Post 10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., is having a cookout Sunday, Nov. 10 and will be serving pulled pork with all the xins for a $7 donation. Starting at 2 p.m. music will be by Debbie and Wes. On Veterans Day -Monday, Nov. 11 -food will be available and Veterans will eat free. A donation is appreciated from all others. The pavilion will be open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Cowboy and Jay. All proceeds go to Veterans’ needs. For information, call 863-763-2308.Veterans Day service plannedOn Nov. 11 at 10 a.m., Veterans Day will be celebrated with services at the War Memorial in Flagler Park in downtown Okeechobee. The keynote speaker will be Sergeant Buck Thompson of the Marine 22nd Expeditionary Force. He will share his experience as one of the rst troops into Mogadishu, Somalia, when the Blackhawk Helicopter was shot down. A special yover will honor our Korean and Vietnam vets.Retired educators to meetThe Okeechobee Retired Educators will meet on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef O’Brady’s. FREA District 9 Director Jamie Colburn will be in attendance at this meeting. If you did not attend the October meeting and have books to donate for “Hooked on Books,” please bring them in. Any retired educator is invited.Shrine Club offering dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesday evening, Nov. 12, from 4 until 7 p.m. Reservations are not required. The Shrine Club is also offers smoke-free dinning. For your listening and dancing pleasure, music will be provided from 5 until 8 p.m. Proceeds bene t Shrine charities. For information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club please contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427, Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.Volleyball club meets Nov. 12Big Lake Juniors Volleyball Club will host a parent information meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. in the Osceola Middle School Media Center. Any girl from third to 11th grade interested in learning about club volleyball is welcome. For information, visit our website at www.biglakejuniors.com.VFW to host quarter auctionVFW #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host a quarter auction on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6 until 9 p.m. You must be 18 or older to attend. All proceeds go to the VFW. For information, or to become a vendor, call 863-532-2201.Support group meets Nov. 13A 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.Chamber offers coupon 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 ho w 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 at 863-4676246 or go to the web site www.okeechobeebusiness.com. There is a $5 fee that can be paid online when you register.Democrats will meet Nov. 14The Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will meet Thursday, Nov. 14 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Okeechobee Public Library. Any interested Democrat is invited.Elks Lodge meeting setThe Lake Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2871 will meet Thursday, Nov. 14 at the VF W South in Treasure Island at 7 p.m. On sale that night will be our 26-Week Club tickets. Arnold’s hosting Gator BoysArnold’s Wildlife will host an open house presenting Animal Planet’s Paul Bedard o f “Gator Boys” along with Manny Puig and Ray Becerra for two shows on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The admission fee for adults is $10 each. Kids 12 and under will be admitted free. Diabetes class is offeredRaquel Cordoves, a Certi ed Diabetes Educator will be at Holiday Inn Hotel, 3101 U.S. 441 S., Saturday, Nov. 16 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. No appointment is necessary. For information, or to preregister, call 561-870-2142. Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Charles “Charlie” Derry, Sr., 52OKEECHOBEE — Charles “Charlie” Derry, Sr. died Nov. 6, 2013 in Okeechobee. He was born February 8, 1961. He enjoyed shing on the lake and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Derry was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy; and two brothers, Jimmy Derry, Jr. and Ricky Derry. He is survived by his father, Jimmy Derry, Sr.; two daughters, Samantha Ameno (Thiago) and Christina Derry (Jesse); son, Charles Derry, Jr.; mother of his children, Lind a Derry; and sister, Sandy Derry. Memorial services will be noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at the Alton Chandler Civic Center, 20350 HWY 98 N, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Harold Edwin Price, 65OKEECHOBEE — Harold Edwin Price died Nov. 7, 2013. He was born Dec. 13, 1947 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. to Rayburn and Sarah Price. Mr. Price proudly served our country in the U.S. military. He was a resident of Okeechobee since the 1970s. He enjoyed traveling on his Harley, shing, helping people and volunteering at Arnold’s Wildlife. He was Past President of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, Past Director of the Jesters and the Widows’ Sons Riding Group. Mr. Price is survived by his wife, Sharon Price; stepson, Daniel Roberson (Shelley) of West Palm Beach; two stepdaughters, Belinda Roberson (Joey) of Palm Bay and Candice Cross (Scott) of Port St. Lucie; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister, Kenna Noonan (Terry) of Okeechobee; nephew, Ben Noonan o f Gainesville; father, Kent Price of Okeechobee; and close friend, Connie Burke. Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. In lieu of owers, memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or the American Cancer Society. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. David Wynne ‘Dave’ Thomas, 86 OKEECHOBEE — David Wynne Thomas, known always as “Dave Thomas”, age 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday morning, Nov. 3, 2013. He was born on Nov. 22, 1926, to Welsh immigrants, Hugh Samuel and Maude Morgan Thomas, both deceased, in Scranton, Pa. He was their second son and is yet survived by his older brother, Hugh Samuel, Jr., (88); and his two younger brothers, Roger Grif th (84) and Ivor Daniel (68). His sister Virginia Sally predeceased him. Dave chose to forgo a formal elementary education not nishing high school and began his adventurous life as a horse wrangler for Sid Goodwin’s Riding Stables in Justice near Chinchilla and Clarks Summit, Pa. Later, he would drive trucks for a construction company that was building the air eld at Ft. Bragg. At the age of 16, Dave went “railroading” and became the youngest Fireman shoveling coal on the steam locomotives of the Illinois Central Railroad on the Yazoo, Mississippi-Memphis line. Dave enlisted in the Merchant Marine, U.S. Coast Guard, at Hogg Island, Philadelphia shortly upon reaching 18 yrs. of age and was Honorably Discharged upon the ‘end of hostilities’ in 1946. During WW II, Dave served as an Oiler & Fireman upon several different Liberty Ships, transiting the Panama Canal several times while ‘traveling the World’ including Cuba, Columbia, Equator, Peru, Chili, the Philippines and Japan. At the end of the War, he was serving on his last ship, the USS Robert R. Livingston which was in Tokyo Bay for the signing of the Peace Treaty. Stuck in Japan for 8 months, Dave made the best of the situation when after nding a Japanese barge that had been previously sunk by the Japanese to prevent the American Forces from going up a local river, Dave used his ingenuity and skills of persuasion to persuade some newly found friends he had met that were with the 302nd Engineers, to re oat the barge. After doing so, Dave used that barge to transport himself and his fellow shipmates back and forth from their anchored ship to the shore and all around Tokyo Bay for those 8 months until he was ‘mustered’ out. Arriving in San Diego by troop ship, Dave ew for the rst time to NYC on a long, circuitous route across the United States on a new airline being established by some returning GI’s that were eager to identify available airports for their new airline along the way to the East Coast. Dave began his civilian life working as a mail boy for RCA and later as an assistant to the Butler of David Sarnoff, CEO of RCA. It was during this time that he met Catherine Rose Miller, now deceased. They were married for 24 years and had ten children. Dave then went to work for F.W. Woolworth’s as a stock boy rising to Store Manager within a couple of years. After working for F.W. Woolworths until 1960, and with now eight children, Dave decided that country living was a better atmosphere than city living and bought a dairy farm on Welsh Hill, Pa., at the base of Elk Mountain. In 1973 Dave moved the family to Boca Raton, Fla and began yet a new chapter in his life. Drawing upon his background in retailing and agriculture, Dave began a landscape company that spanned SE Florida from Miami to Ft. Pierce, established retail garden centers that operated from Delray Beach to Jupiter, owned and operated 2 farm nurseries, a tree farm and owned and operated a golf course. At the height of his business career he employed over 185 employees. He did all of this without any formal high school education. In his later years, Dave Thomas retired to Okeechobee, Fla. where he lived and pursued his lifelong passion of golf. He will be remembered by his many friends at the Okeechobee Country Club, and the residents and staff at Grand Oaks Independent Living. Dave Thomas is survived by ten children, David, Jr. “Chip”, Jupiter, Cathy Anita “Eve”, Jupiter, Patricia Ann Swetter, Clifford, Pa., Paul Andrew, Jupiter, Stephen Arthur, Stuart, Jonathan Edwards, Jacksonville, Mark Adam, Stuart, Elizabeth Joy McCoy, Vermont, James Charles, Palm Beach Gardens, Jessica Ruth Didonato, Palm City; as well as 22 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Robert ‘Bob’ McPherson, 83OKEECHOBEE — Robert “Bob” McPherson died November 5, 2013. He was born Aug. 9, 1930 in Waltham, Mass., to Robert and A udrey McPherson. Mr. McPherson proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy. He came to Okeechobee from W ells, ME in 1985. He was a machinist turned sherman and painter. He was a member of Oakv iew Baptist Church. Mr. McPherson was preceded in death by his son, James M. McPherson; parents, Robert and A udrey McPherson; sister, Joy McPherson and brothers, John and David McPherson. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Evelyn McPherson; three daughters, Karen Murphy of N.H., Joy Erwin of Mass. and Donna McPherson of N.H.; son, Robert McPherson of Ariz.; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother, Paul McPherson of Mass.; and his beloved cat, Mocha. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Research on behalf of his wife, Evelyn. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. 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TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is celebrating Veterans Day with free park entry for everyone at state parks on Monday, Nov. 11. The Florida Park Service encourages residents and visitors to celebrate veterans and active military personnel by bringing them to one of the 171 state parks and trails to enjoy outdoor activities. “Veterans Day offers a wonderful opportunity to spend time with a veteran,” said Donald Forgione, Director of the Florida Park Service. “I encourage you to invite a veteran to visit a Florida State Park with you. You can then spend the day hiking, bicycling, picnicking, bird watching or a variety of other outdoor activities.” As the newest member of the park system, residents will be able to enjoy free entry to Silver Springs State Park in Ocala for the rst time. Silver Springs opened as a state park on Oct. 1 after months of renovations to improve facilities and enhance water quality and the environment. The Museum and Environmental Education Center ($2 per person) and the glass bottom boats tours ($9.99 per person) will be available for visitors. Florida State Parks also preserve an abundance of historical and cultural sites that honor the nation’s fallen service members. For Veterans Day, several parks are hosting special events, including Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach, which is hosting the History of the American Soldier event and Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs State Park in Homosassa, where volunteers are organizing a gift drive project for soldiers serving in Afghanistan. For more information on state parks in your area, visit the Florida State Parks website or download the Florida State Parks Pocket Ranger app, which is available on iTunes and Android Market by searching “Florida Pocket Ranger” and is identi ed under ParksByNature Network. It is also available on PocketRanger.com and is formatted as a Mobile Website: http:// .pocketranger. com. State Parks offer free entry on Veterans Da y 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Certain restrictions and exclusions apply. Applicants must meet all State and Federal identi“cation veri“cation requirements and State age requirements. Offer not available to applicants in default on a Badcock account or in an active bankruptcy. Offer valid October 29, 2013 through December 30, 2013 at participating stores on ly. 512 W. North Park St, Okeechobee € 863.763.3823 with only atNO CreditRefused* Stylish Holiday Savings 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! 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Cows and bulls have not changed much over the last two or three weeks but glad prices have continued to edge up a few cents every week. Needless to say, customers have had big smiles on their faces when they come in to pick up their checks! We’re glad to see that! Good 400# steer calves are at the $2 range and 500# steer calves are around $1.80! Replacement quality heifers are bringing as much as steers and feeder heifers are about 12-14 cents back of steers. We appreciate your business and if we can help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Charlie Stratton, Okeechobee, topped the calf market with a high of $3.25 bought by Bellamy Cattle Buying. Butler Oaks Farm, Lorida, topped the cow market with a high of 87.00 bought by Dairymens Marketing. See ya next week, Todd 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).  Bret McKlain Corrales, 16, N.W. 34th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 7 by Deputy Timothy Porter on a juvenile take and hold w arrant charging him with the felony of resisting a law enforcement of cer with v iolence and the misdemeanors of criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce.  Jeremy Lamont Jones, 26, N.E. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 7 by Ofcer Cesar Romero on a felony charge of domestic battery and a misdemeanor charge of resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. His bond was set at $16,500.  Lenny John Summa, 49, S.E. Eighth Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 7 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on felony charges of sale of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) with intent to sell. His bond was set at $35,000.  Phillip Winston Dann, 68, 15th Ave. Northeast, St. Petersburg, was arrested Nov. 8 by Deputy Heath Hughes on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. He w as released on his own recognizance.  Shannon Nicole Cooper, 31, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 8 by Deputy Megan Holroyd on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription. Her bond was set at $2,500. This column lists arrests and not conv ictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone l isted here who is later found innocent or h as had the charges against them dropped i s welcome to inform this newspaper. The i nformation will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Okeechobee News November 10, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsHorsemanship ClinicBits and Spurs 4-H Club had a two-day Horsemanship Clinic on Oct. 26–27 at My Sin Ranch with Rick Steed of Steed Training. The members who ranged in experience from beginner to advanced learned simple horsemanship techniques to improve their riding skills. Each day ended with a barbecue dinner and 4-H camaraderie, including family and friends. Pictured is Rick Steed helping Nancy Peters guide her horse through a pattern. Bits and Spurs will have their Saddle Cleaning Fundraiser at Eli’s Trailer Sales, Nov. 16. Special to the Okeechobee NewsTeacher and School Related Employee of the year honored Okeechobee Freshman Campus Teacher of the Year Mrs. Bobbie Ingram, and School and Related Employee of the Year Ms. Shannon Arnold.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Okeechobee News November 10, 2013 Some local businesses along Park Street w ill hand out goodies and sell their wares for gifts for the big day. On Saturday, Dec. 7, the festivities continue at 10 a.m. with the traditional vendors, activities and announcement of the winner of the 2013 Holiday Window Decorating Contest. The lighted Christmas parade begins at 6 p.m. SNOWContinued From Page 1 One culvert under Wolff Road is not functioning and another culvert is partially collapsed. Part of the improvement plan calls for diverting the ow to the Wolff Ditch w hich has suf cient capacity for the additional storm water ow. This should also help alleviate ooding to the south. Commissioners also approved plans for improvements along the Northeast 14th Street Ditch in the amount of $429,244. Seventy- ve percent of this expense will be paid by a Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) grant. The remaining 25 percent will come from gas tax funds. After Tropical Storm Isaac, the NRCS surveyed potential damages throughout the county and the only damages they were able to provide grant funding toward mitigation enhancements was Northeast 14th Street ditch. This contract also went to Murray Logan Construction. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 Her vehicle crossed the road onto the northern shoulder of the highway and then traveled through a ditch. After crossing the ditch the front end of the woman's 1996 Ford Crown Victoria collided with an oak tree. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $3,000, stated the release. The report stated she was not wearing a seat belt. The accident remains under investigation. CRASHContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Belle Glade man has been released on $5,000 bond from the Okeechobee County Jail following his arrest on felony drug charges. Keith Wendell Cooper, 47, N.W. Ave. D, was arrested Thursday, Nov. 7, on felony charges of possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a park and possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a park. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force indicated Cooper was seen driving a white Cadillac on Southwest Park Street. However, continued the report, the detective knew Cooper's license had been revoked. After Cooper had pulled into a parking spot about 5 feet from the City Park, the detective approached Cooper and asked to see his license. After con rming the man's license was revoked, he was placed under arrest. Once Cooper had been arrested, the detective searched the Cadillac but found nothing. When asked if he had any illegal items on his person, Cooper reportedly pulled a plastic baggie from a pocket on his shorts. According to the detective that baggie contained nine small plastic baggies with each bag containing a piece of suspected crack cocaine. The large bag also held 12 more small baggies that allegedly contained suspected marijuana in each baggie. The substances were eld tested, stated the detective, with the suspected cocaine indicating a positive result for the presence of cocaine and the suspected pot indicating a positive result for the presence of marijuana. The suspected cocaine weighed 3 grams and the suspected marijuana weighed 14 grams, added the detective's report. The alleged drugs were apparently packaged for resale, pointed out the task force investigator. Belle Glade man arrested on drug charges by task force Keith W. Cooper Annual Okeechobee 4-H yard sale plannedThe Annual 4-H yard sale will take place Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8 a.m. until noon. The sale will be held in the parking lot of the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce at 458 U.S. 98 N. Household items, books, toys and clothes will be among the many items for sale. All proceeds will bene t the Okeechobee County 4-H program.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In Loving Memory of Brian GibsonMay 31, 1981 — November 10, 2001 Time slips by and life goes on, But from our hearts you’re never gone. We think about you always, We talk about you too, We have so many memories But we wish we still had you! Love and miss you! Your Family 10 Okeechobee News November 10, 2013 Talk to your physician today. If you dont already have a physician, call Consult-A-Nurse at 763-9228. Here...for me. REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE A LEGEND IN YOUR OWN MIND? FEEL IT AGAIN.Too bad our memories of yesterday dont help our joints today. A bad hip, sti knees, shooting pains and numbness from our spines and necks all make the simple things in life almost unbearable. And it messes up that outside jump shot. Reclaim your past glory (real or imagined) with help from the orthopedic experts at Raulerson Hospital. Raulerson Hospital seamlessly coordinates our orthopedics treatment with our respected physical therapy department, which can lead to fast recovery and a more rapid return to a normal life for joint-repair and -replacement patients. 1796 Hwy. 441 North € Okeechobee, FL 34972 € RaulersonHospital.com Appendicitis is a condition characterized by in ammation or swelling of the appendix, the small organ attached to the large intestine. In most cases, appendicitis is caused by an infection, or blockage due to fecal matter or a foreign object. In rare cases, the swelling is associated with the development of a tumor. Individuals with appendicitis often require emergency surgerybut unfortunately, the symptoms are not always easy to recognize. Recognize the warning signs of appendicitis so that you don't delay a necessary trip to the emergency room. The earliest symptom of appendicitis is often a dull pain that begins near the navel or upper abdomen. This pain usually increases over a six to 12 hour period, during which time the pain may become sharper and move to the right side of the abdomen. Additionally, this pain tends to worsen when coughing, sneezing, or taking deep breaths. As the swelling increases, the appendix grows in size and begins to make it much harder to move. For example, individuals with appendicitis often struggle to walk as the pain is too much to handle, and instead spend most of their time in bed or lying down. In some cases, this dif culty moving may also be caused by a fever, which is common after the pain and swelling set in. Appendicitis may also lead to a number of gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, abdominal swelling, constipation, and diarrhea. In the event that the appendix ruptures, the pain will become more intense and spread to other areas of the abdomen, while the fever continues to rise. It is important to seek immediate care at an emergency room if you are showing any of these symptoms. If you require an appendectomy, Raulerson Hospital performs minimally invasive laparoscopic appendectomy. This alternative to traditional surgery allows for less scarring and a shorter recovery time. For a free physician referral or answers to your healthcare questions, call 863-7639228. Know the warning signs of appendicitis Military veterans are twice as likely to develop and die from Lou Gehrig's Disease as those who have not served in the military. Studies show that the disease that took the life of baseball legend Lou Gehrig is striking our military heroes at an alarming rate. It doesn't matter when or where they served in the military: home or abroad, peace or war, from World War I to Afghanistan those who served are at greater risk. In 2008, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented regulations to establish a presumption of service connection for ALS, thanks to the efforts of The ALS Association, key members of Congress, and advocates. Under the regulations, the VA presumes that ALS was incurred or aggravated by a veteran's service in the military. As a result, veterans with ALS and their families and survivors are eligible for "service-connected" bene ts. Anyone who served at least 90 days of continuous active duty in the U.S. military may qualify for VA bene ts. Survivors of veterans may be eligible for bene ts, including monthly compensation, regardless of when their loved one was lost to the disease. Qualifying veterans with ALS are entitled to receive VA disability compensation, which is a monetary bene t paid to veterans who are disabled by an injury or disease that was incurred or aggravated during active military service. Disability compensation is paid monthly and varies with the degree of disability and the number of veteran's dependents. Veterans with ALS may be eligible for additional special monthly compensation. The VA offers a full range of health care bene ts, including prescriptions, medical supplies, prosthetic items, and home improvement and structural alteration grants to pay the cost to make the home more accessible. In addition, there are a variety of other bene ts available to veterans, spouses, and children. Some bene ts are available even if the veteran with ALS has passed away, such as dependency and indemnity compensation, which is a monthly payment to eligible survivors. Other veteran and family bene ts include insurance bene ts for dependents, special adaptive housing grants, automobile grants, adaptive equipment, and aide and attendance allowance to pay for care providers. The ALS Association Florida Chapter encourages veterans, family members and/ or survivors to learn about the VA bene ts and to take advantage of these resources as appropriate. An overview of veterans' bene ts is available at http://www.va.gov/ opa/publications/bene ts_book.asp, and The ALS Association has created a special web page with a wealth of information. ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that progressively paralyzes its victims, attacking nerve cells and pathways in the brain or spinal cord. Patients are robbed of the ability to walk, eat, speak, and eventually breathe. Upon diagnosis, patients are given just two to ve years to live. ALS can strike anyone at any time and although there is no known cure, recent scienti c breakthroughs provide hope for the future. Study shows veterans twice as likely to be diagnosed with ALS


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 .2005 BUICK LACROSSE Auto, 3.8L, V6. 1 owner, Stk#7297281T ................2012 NISSAN VERSA 1 owner, Stability control. Stk#737377 P.....................2008 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 4dr, sedan Manual 2.0 Stk#7185081T .......................2011 MAZDA MAZDA31 OWNER! Web special Stk# 7430323P ....................2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT 1 owner. Auto, AC, Stk# 7269763P..............................2012 NISSAN SENTRA 2.04 L, 4 cyc, 1 owner, Stk# 7681804P.........................2012 FORD FOCUS 21,148 miles, 2.0L, 4 cyl., Stk#7151352T ................2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA Auto, 38,300 miles, Stk# 7369900P ......................2012 FORD FOCUS 1 owner, 38,469 miles, Stk# 7189911P .................2009 SATURN VUE HYBRID Auto, 2.4L, 4 cyl. Stk# 7532155T ............................2012 FORD FUSION Auto, 27K miles, 2.5L, 4 cyl Stk# 7290761P .........2013 DODGE AVENGER SE Auto, 4dr, 2.4L, 4 cyl. Stk#7566455P ...........2012 TOYOTA RAV4 FWD 1 owner!!! Auto, A/c... Stk#7118341P ............2013 NISSAN ROGUE FWD 4DR 1 owner, CVT Transmission, Cruise, Stk#7511354P...2009 BUICK ENCLAVE 1 owner, Auto... Stk# 7142367T............................ 2011 TOYOTA RAV4 FWD 28 MPG Hwy!! Auto, Climate & Cruise Stk#7087335T.2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 Extended cab, short box Auto .Stk# 7277788T ....2010 BUICK LACROSSE Auto, 3.0L .Stk# 7270773P ..................................2012 CHRYSLER 300 Limited RWD, 32, 961 miles Stk#7192114P.............2009 CADILLAC STS Limited RWD, 32, 961 miles, stk#7153317P .......... $16,995 $16,699 $16,999 $18,990 $16,490 $15,980 $18,990 $18,990 $18,990 $19,990 $19,995 $20,945PRE-OWNED VEHICLES Fort Pierce Buick GMC 5225 S. U S Hwy 1, Fort Pierce, Florida Fort Pierce Buick GMC 5225 S. U S Hwy 1, Fort Pierce, Florida Sales 772-318-4386 Service 772-318-4325Sales M-F 8:30 8:00 Sat 8:30 6:00 Sun 11:00 6:00 Service/Parts M-F 7:30 6:00 Sat 7:30 2:00 Body Shop M-F 8-5 We have a full service body shop! We repair all makes and models. We accept any and all insurance company estimates Subject to prior sale, all vehicles pricing is plus tax, tag and dealer fees. Not responsible for typos etc. See dealer f or details 2013 CHRYSLER 300 2013 GMC TERRAIN 2011 DODGE DURANGO 2011 JEEP WRANGLER 2011 KIA SORENTO 2013 CHEVROLET EQUINOXSK#7227921P SK#7508006P SK#7213002PSK#7687316T 7641619P 7641619P $24,489 $23,986 $20,996 $21,418 $20,996 $24,695Auto, 20,060 miles. 5.7L, V8 Auto, 16,495 miles. Auto, 39,228 miles. 1owner 4wd, 2dr. Sport 31,325 miles Auto, 4dr, 6,778 miles Auto, 4 cyl, 15,919 miles $15,450 $15,800 $12,995 $12,496 $10,990 $11,995 $13,496 $12,880 $14,990 WE ARE PROFESSIONAL GRADE WE ARE PROFESSIONAL GRADE2014 BUICK EN CLAVE EXPERIENCE BUICKSPECIAL 24-MONTH LEASE INCLUDES:2 years of Scheduled Maintenance, OnStar and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. WITH CONVENIENCE GROUP ULTRA LOW MIELAGE LEASE FOR WELL-QUALIFIED NON-GM OWNERS/LESSEES $ 349per mo. for 24 mos. $3,839 Due AT LEASE SIGNING AFTER ALL OFFERSNo security deposit required. Tax, title, license and d Mileage charge of $0.25/mile over 20,000 miles dealer fees extra. 2014 GMC SIERRA WITH SLT CREW CAB VALUE PACKAGE 2014 GMC YUKON DENALI INTRODUCTORY OFFER: $ 1,000 + $ 2,500 $ 3,500OPTION PACKAGE DISCOUNT TOTAL ALLOWANCE 1. Must trade in a 1998 model year or newer vehicle. Not a vaialbale with leases and some other offers. Resi0.9 % -or$ 2,500 APRFOR 60 MONTHS FOR QUALIFIED BUYERS1CUSTOMER CASH2 1.N ot available with some other ofers. Monthly Average example is 10.8%. Some customers will not qualify. Take retail delivery by 1/2/14. See dealers for dettailis 2. Not available with some other offers. Take retail delivery by 1/2/14, 11 Okeechobee News November 10, 2013


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 WalterACTUAL CAREPLUS MEMBERThey send a monthly summary of my medications and how much I spent on prescriptions. My costs are minimal … because they cover a lot.ŽTime to Choose a Medicare Plan. CALL US NOW!www.careplushealthplans.com Treasure and Space Coast. CarePlus is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in CarePlus depends on contract renewal. The bene“t information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of bene“ts. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, copayme nts, and restrictions may apply. Bene“ts, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next. 12013 CarePlus Member Savings Report. This report shows the average savings on prescription drugs. It compares CarePlus members out-of-pocket costs and premiums for prescription drugs covered by their plan to retail prices for drugs purchased by individuals without insurance. H1019_MKFNPR367043 Accepted Keeping the HEALTH in health care.From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. From February 15th to September 30th, we are open Monday … Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Enroll today and you may be able to start saving! Call now.1-855-379-2450 (TTY: 711) copay for preventive screeningscopay for primary care physician office visitscopay for 8 one-way trips to plan-approved locationscopay for Tier 1 prescription drugs Fitness Program and MORE benefits! One of the top-rated Medicare Advantage Plans in Florida!CareOne (HMO) looks out for your health and your pocketbook with benefits like these: Like to save money at the pharmacy? On average, CarePlus members save up to $5,5351 a year in prescription drug costs! 12 Okeechobee News November 10, 2013


By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News Affordable Art and Framing 110 S.W. 14th St., carries a variety of frames and mats to t any size you need. As Okeechobee's own family-owned and operated custom framing shop for eight years, they know their stuff. The Papasso family is always happy to help you w ith what you need. They now carry hobby supplies for your RC car or plane. Stop by and check out the art gallery where local artists display their work. For information, give them a call at 863-357-3592.  Buddy’s Home Furnishings 3389 U.S. 441 S., is a rent-to-own store. If you have been dreaming about that 52-inch TV and don't think Santa will bring it, head on down to Buddy's and they will make sure it is within y our reach. The friendly staff is always willing to help you nd whatever you need for your home. Contact them at 863-357-3301.  Evie’s More Than Hair 204 N.E. Seventh Ave., is located in the Cowboy's plaza. W ith ve hair stylists to help you with your every need, you are sure to walk out in style at Evie's. They offer nail technician services, w axing services and specialize in coloring and perms. Evie's is open Monday through Saturday, with exible scheduling. Walk-ins are welcome. So come on and let them help y ou look your best for any occasion. They can be reached at 863-763-4433.  Pat’s Floral Design 210 N. Parrott, is here to help with all your ower needs. W hether you want fresh or silk owers, they can get you just about any blossom. Colleen Thomas, owner of Pat's, has been a orist for 27 years. She has gifts for all occasions, and can do ower arrangements for weddings, homecoming, prom, birthdays and so much more. Give them a call at 863-763-9232.  John’s Leather and Saddle Repair is now located at 800 N. Park St. They can x it or make anything to do with leather. They repair belts, gun holsters, knife sheaves ... you name it! Their saddle repair is beyond compare! They offer saddle cleaning and oiling. They also sell new and used saddles and tack. They have great rodeo gear for all your riding needs. So, stop in and tell them Tammi sent you! They can be reached at 863-824-2600 or 772-201-1741. Julia Parker is a Real Estate agent with Coldwell Banker Berger Real Estate They assist with nancing, helping new home owners buying a home and home owners who wish to sell a home. They have over 100 listings for homes. Coldwell Banker Berger Real Estate with Julia Parker and all the other agents will see every home transaction all the way to the end. Coldwell Banker Berger Real Estate is very involved with the community. Many of their agents are active in Kiwanis, Rotary and Main Street. So, give them a call at 863-763-4254 and let them get you into the home of your dreams! 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!Today is...Today is National Forget Me Not Day. People use this day to get in touch with family, friends and loved ones, especially those who we haven't seen in a while. You don't want them to forget you, do you!? This day is intended to remember the living. But, some people have used it to memorialize a loved one who is no longer with us. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Offer expires November 29, 2013 CAC014022(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 Weve been building our reputation for years. Needless to say, weve gotten pretty good with our hands.Let us help you get your system into shape before the cooler weather gets here. *Rebate oer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. System rebate oers range from $300 $2,000. See dealer for details. **See dealer for details and visit www.energystar.gov for more information on the tax credit guidelines. 2013 Lennox Industries, Inc. ORRECEIVE UP TO $2,500 in rebates*and tax credits**wih the purchase of a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System.Special Financing Available* As Low As 863.763.55732100 S. Parrott AvenueOkeechobee, Florida 34974 www.centerstate b an k .com *Rate based on minimum beacon score of 721. **Line must be funded by 50% or $10,000 whichever is greater at closing. If line is closed within the “rst two years, consumer will be required to pay back the closing costs. Annual Percentage Rate may increase after consummation. SUPPORT LOCAL ECONOMY SUPPORT LOCAL ECONOMY New Furniture For Less! INSTANT FREE DELIVERYHighpoint Furniture2346 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, Fl 863-382-0600C G 13 Okeechobee News November 10, 2013


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE AMENDING THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FL COMPREHENSIVE PLANNOTICE: The City Council of the City of Okeechobee will conduct a Final Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 6 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL, to consider and receive input on the adoption of proposed and Appraisal Report amendments to the Future Land Use Element and the Intergovernmental Coordination Element of the Comprehensive Plan as follows: • Add a new Objective and Policy addressing compatibility of land uses located near or within certain distances of airport runways as required by F.S. 333.03(1)(c). • Add a new Policy providing for the appointment of a representative from the Okeechobee County School Board to sit, under certain circumstances, as a nonvoting member of the Local Planning Agency. The public and all interested parties are encouraged to appear and be heard and may submit written or oral comments before or at the Hearing. The proposed amendments may be viewed on the City website or at the the address above. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Council in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item MUST be provided to the City Clerk for the City’s records. Published by: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 14 Okeechobee News November 10, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Derry West rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown and grabbed a 47-yard screen pass for another score to pace Clewiston to a 34-16 victory over Okeechobee in the season nale for the Brahmans Friday night in Okeechobee. Quarterback Davis Witt completed a throw for 198 yards and three touchdowns, and threw only one incompletion, to lead the Tigers offense. Adrian Minondo carried 36 times for 171 y ards and a touchdown for Okeechobee, (1-9). Khalil Smith added a rushing touchdown for Okeechobee. Stephen Alvarez kicked a 25-yard eld goal for OHS. Clewiston also got a 40-yard touchdown pass from Witt to Tyrin Summers in the rst half, a 1-yard touchdown run by Kyree Marshall in the second quarter, and a 6-yard touchdown pass from Witt to Luke Bradford in the fourth quarter. The Tigers fumbled the ball four times but were able to recover from the mistakes. Okeechobee had a season high in rst downs, 22. Tigers Coach Pete Walker said he knew any game against a big lake school would involve a lot of pride and he wasn't surprised Okeechobee played a hard, tough football game. "Our kids picked it up a few notches in the second half and we were able to take over the game," he noted. Walker said the tough game should help his squad prepare for a battle with Space Coast next Friday in Clewiston (9-1) in the regional quarter nal. "It wasn't our best effort but we looked good on offense and mixed up the run and pass. They ran a lot on us in the rst half but w e tightened up in the second half and got some stops," he added. Eddie Neal caught six passes for 74 yards for Okeechobee. He said he could have made more plays in this game and this year, and might regret a few passes he could have caught this year. "The team played 100 percent all year long. We made some mental mistakes and the team that wins usually makes fewer mistakes," he added. Minondo, who rushed for over 1,200 yards this year, and is one of only four Brahman backs to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season since 1990, played hard again, hardly ever being tackled by the rst defender. "This was a big rival game. None of the games really count but this game. It is all we care about. We always want to beat them but we came up a little short tonight." Cory Vickers recovered a fumble and had several tackles for the Brahmans. He said he will always remember his days as a Brahmans. "I feel we played a strong balanced game. We went out there to win this game and we came up short." Coach Chris Branham said this game was a war of attrition and Clewiston executed their plays better. He applauded his kids for the effort they gave this year. "There was never any quit in our players. The seniors are a special group and they have been through a lot in the past four years. Regardless of what happened they gave their all." Coach Branham said his secondary remains under manned without Bubba Fludd and was again victimized by a strong passer. Witt found some receivers wide open, and completed four passes for plays of over 33 yards. He said his team got another strong performance from their offensive line. He said Minondo will be remembered as one of the top backs in Brahman history. He knew with an inexperienced quarterback and a veteran offensive line, that Minondo would have to carry the team this year and for the most part he delivered after a few injuries in August and September. "He is in an elite fraternity of backs in Okeechobee. He gives everything he has on the eld, and when he's got the ball I can't say enough about him. He'll go down as one of those guys you talk about when you talk Brahman football," he added. Game notes Arthur Woodruff recovered a fumble in the rst quarter for OHS. OHS converted six third downs and one fourth down in the game. Ethan Parriott recovered a Brahman fumble on offense. Cody Walker recovered a fumble and had two tackles in the back eld. Lenorris Gaines had an interception for the Tigers. Senior night football falls to Clewiston Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCory Vickers, #51, played tremendous football all season for the Brahmans. He was among a group of seniors honored before Friday’s game. At the game, Cory recovered a fumble and had several tackles for the Brahmans. He said he will always remember his days as a Brahman.


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Estate SaleESTATE SALE EVERYDAY 10/30-11/10 9:30AM 2:30PM SE 43RD TRACE IN KINGS BAY, TAKE 2ND RIGHT TO THE END OF THE STREET AT CUL-DE-SAC Garage/ Yard SalesOKEECHOBEE 458 US Highway 98, November 16, 2013, 8:00-12:00. The Annual 4-H Yard Sale The sale will be held in the parking lot of the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce. Household items, books, toys, and clothes will be among the many items for sale. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Garage/ Yard SalesOKEECHOBEE 519 SW 86th Terr., 11/9/2013, 8am-2pm. HUGE Multi Family Yard Sale SATURDAY, Located in Edgewater Acres. Tools, Clothing, Toys, Fishing gear, Furniture, house hold items, lots of goodies. YARD/MOVING SALE NOV 9TH & 10TH, 8-? 4131 SW 9TH WAY PLANTS, KNICK KNACKS, FISHING, QUILTING REMNANTS, HOT DOG CART PLUS EQUIPMENT. ServicesCAREGIVER Christian, mature lady, Okeechobee resident for 39 years, patient as a Saint. Will care for your mother, father, loved one, in your home. Go shopping, clean, drive, give showers, read to them. I have many references. Call 863-467-2614 for interview appointment. Employment Full TimeSEEKING PRODUCTION MANAGER for our new automated feed mill in Okeechobee, Florida. Responsible for Production/QC/Maintenance, managing mill personnel, computer skills are required. SEND RESUME TO: unitedfeedco@embarqmail.com CLASS A CDL DRIVER wanted for local deliveries. Must know the area, have clean driving record and pass a drug test. Bene ts available, apply at: Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 2595 NW 8th St. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Employment Full Time or apply online www.walpoleinc.comis seeking Local Drivers and an experienced Truck/Trailer Mechanic EOE/DFWP Truck/Trailer Mechanic Local Drivers• Must have own tools & a strong desire to excel • Knowledge of Pacar Engine a plus • Compensation based on experience • Company offers paid uniforms, paid vacation, paid insurance and boot allowance • Class A company CDL • Must have minimum of two years driving experience & clean driving record • Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacation, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! Call Ryan at (800) 741-6500 Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500CLASS A -CDL DRIVER needed, must have DOT medical, clean driving history and 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. Drivers: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of 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. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. AppliancesFOR SALE KENMORE 30” SELF CLEAN, CERAMIC TOP RANGE, BLACK TOP, THE REST BISQUE/WHITE WORKS PERFECTLY $149.00 CALL 863-763-1734 OR 618-292-8803 Wanted To BuyWILL PAY UP TO $125.00 FOR 1928 OHIO AUTO LICENSE PLATE CALL 863-484-0011 ApartmentsIN TOWN: 1BR, 1BA, $500 mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. Non Smk Env., No pets. (863)697-2818 Large Tiled APT in town. 2/2, w/d hook up, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572. OKEECHOBEE 1/1, New oor covering, clean, furnished, cable, Wi-Fi, elec, satellite W/D incld. $600/mo plus sec (863)467-1950 Houses RentDixie Ranch Estates, 3 bedroom 2 bath cbs house, all tile, fenced yard, 1 small pet okay, $750.00 plus security deposit to move in. Please call 561-596-1344 ask for Fred available November 15th ON RIM CANAL Freshly redone, 3BR, 2.5 BA, garage, boat dock. $795 mo. water incl. Call 772-359-1640. Houses RentNewly remodeled & painted 3bdrm/1b. house in Dixie Ranch Estates. $800.00 First, Last & Security No Pets. 863-634-2820 OKEE2/1 $498.00 and 3/2 $ 625.00 Newly updated 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included Call for details. Mon -Fri. No Pets 863-467-9800. OKEECHOBEE Conners Estates (behind Everglade School). 3598 SE 8th St. 3BR, 2BA w/Garage. $1000 mo. includes water & lawn care. No pets. 1st last & sec. 305-494-3738 Okeechobee1600 SW 3rd Ave 3bed/1.5bath CBS House, close to everything, tile oors, xtra computer room $850/mo. $2,000 to move in. Okeechobee907 SW 2nd Ave 2/2 house, back screened porch $700/mo. $1,500 to move in. 863-634-0512 SMALL 1BR, 1BA, Lg. storage room, newly decorated,kitchen remodeled, all new appliances. SW 7th Ave., $550/mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. (863)357-1197 or (863)397-7947 SPACIOUS: 3BR/2BA in Kings Bay. Includes lawn service, pool and all appliances. $950 month plus sec. dep. 863-634-0663. Rooms To RentROOM FOR RENT, ELEC., CABLE, AC INCLUDED $300.00 A MONTH 863-447-0632 WHISPERING PINES Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Houses Sale3bd/2ba CBS Dixie Ranch Acres, 2 car garage, pool, privacy fence, hurricane safe windows, screened patio, quiet neighborhood. For appt. to see Call 772-285-1904 FISHING CABIN FO R SALE TWO LOTS W/SMALL HOUSE ON CANAL IN LAKEPORT. LOT#35&36, LITTLE SARASOTA WATERFRONT, SIZE 100 ’ ACROSS BY 60’ DEEP. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCE.(863)228-2569 Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath, CBS house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Land SaleNW 72nd Ave. Okeechobee 40 Acres vacant land. $70,000 Call 772-201-1115 Lots SaleJust Reduced in Treasure Island large fenced lot with beautiful oak trees. Build a home or put a mobile home on lot. $14,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Priced to sell Residential Building lot, adjoining the golf course at the Beautiful Oaks o f Blue Heron. $22,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 15 Okeechobee News November 10, 2013


Mobile Home Rent2009 34ft RV for rent, short or long term, located on private property. $600-$800 monthly. Call 863-357-7597 FOR RENT: NICELY FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH PARK MODEL ON KISSIMMEE RIVER STARTING AT $900.00. 1ST & SECURITY. (863)467-4371. NICE CLEAN Newly Renovated 2bd & 1bd homes in nice quiet park, small dog okay, Security required. 863-517-5111 or 239-246-6301 Mobile HomeSale1/2 MOBILE HOME W/FLORIDA ROOM, LOTS OF UPDATES. MUST SEE STEPHENS WINTER RESORT ADULT PARK 78W 1/4 MILE E OF RIVER, LOT#7 863-623-4060 FOR SALE 2 BED/2 BATH MOBILE HOME IN SEMINOLE COVE 55+ PARK. LOTS OF UPDATES, FURNISHED, IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. $84,500 CALL 815-716-0872 For Sale 35ft Trailer, Fl. Room, screen room, 2 bedrooms, C/A/H, W/D, carport, vinyl siding, furnished. Asking $34,000 neg. 55+ park, 863-467-2146 HOME FOR SALE, SCREEN ROOM, NEW AIR COND. 4047 SE 25TH DRIVE VANTAGE OAKS TRAILER PARK. 863-484-0501 NEWLY RENOVATED Homes for sale in small park. Cheaper than paying rent. Call 239-246-6301 or 863-517-5111 Palm Harbor Homes Modular & Stilt Homes Factory Direct/Save $25K off list!!! John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Shop here first! The classified ads Campers/RVs2007 Big Horn 5th Wheel, by Hartland. 4 slides, island kitchen, all in one bath w/an air ride 5th wheel pin. $34,995. (517)320-3088 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13000404CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. GIANINNA MITCHELL, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLOTTE NEWTON JONES, F/K/A CHARLOTTE L. NEWTON 503 NE 3RD AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 6 AND THE W 1/2 OF LOT 5, BLOCK 88, OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 3-15-37-35-0010-00880-0060 has been led against you and you are required to le a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Peter J. Kapsales, McCalla Raymer, LLC, 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 660, Orlando, FL 32801 and le the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court within 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 4th day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: Jennifer Rediker Deputy Clerk 456251 ON 11/10,17/2013 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE COMPLAINT On or about September 23, 2013, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce seized the following property: ONE 1989 RED CHEVROLET TRUCK VIN #1GCDC14K5KZ285691 and intends to seek forfeiture under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. 456188 ON 11/10,17/2013 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000504 GENWORTH FINANCIAL HOME EQUITY ACCESS, INC., FORMERLY KNOWN AS LIBERTY REVERSE MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN J. MARSHALL, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF GEORGE W. MARSHALL, SR. A/K/A GEORGE WASHINGTON MARSHALL, SR. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 41, LESS THE EAST 15 FEET THEREOF, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 60, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on McCalla Raymer, LLC, Peter J. Kapsales, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 225 East Robinson Street, Suite 660, Orlando, FL 32801 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 Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Filing was mailed to all the parties in the attached mailing list. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 4th day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Clerk of the Court BY: Jennifer Rediker As Deputy Clerk 456232 ON 11/10,17/2013 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on NOVEMBER 22, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 2012 YAMAHA YFZ45OR VIN #JY4AJ37Y4CC010692 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 456536 ON 11/10/2013 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on NOVEMBER 25, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1999 FORD EXPEDITION VIN #1FMPU18L9XLB08483 2000 VOLKSWAGEN GTI VIN #WVWDE21J8YW442071 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 456537 ON 11/10/2013 School District Advisory Council Meeting The Okeechobee County School District Advisory Council will meet on Monday, November 18, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 301 of the School Board Administration Building, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. This meeting is open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 456348 ON 11/10/2013 16 Okeechobee News November 10, 2013 ACROSS 1 __ Verde: Colorado national park 5 Gobs 10 It might be slippery 13 Inclined 15 Ruths number 16 __ gratia 17 Mike Hammer portrayers favorite food? 19 Place to retire? 20 Pern title 21 In close combat 23 Distillery equipment 25 What a frosh studies to be? 26 Estrange 30 Gift for dad 33 Book after Exod. 34 Plumbing supplies 36 Instant 37 Its always 13Across: Abbr. 39 Attained 40 Cry of dismay 41 Flub 43 Fire blight victims 46 Army member 47 Like some decorative furniture 49 Theyll take you up 51 Gaelic tongue 52 The Blackboard JungleŽ author Hunter 53 Threat to Crusoe 57 Make beloved 61 Our remedies __ in ourselves do lieŽ: Alls Well That Ends WellŽ 62 Sportscasters favorite food? 64 Diagnostic proc. 65 Deceive 66 Dive, in a way 67 House dealer? 68 Ruhr city 69 Old autocrat DOWN 1 Eucharist liturgy 2 Suffix pertaining to size 3 Phillips who played Livia on I, ClaudiusŽ 4 Niche 5 The SimpsonsŽ leisure suit wearer 6 Small amount 7 Violinists direction 8 Urgent prompting 9 Act with diligence 10 Cabaret singers favorite food? 11 Frequent Carson stand-in 12 Blasting site 14 Coup target, perhaps 18 One of the Gulf States 22 It may be comic 24 Show petulance 26 I had to visit my sick aunt,Ž e.g. 27 Blabbed 28 Tennis greats favorite food? 29 Weapons seen on pistes 31 Quitters words 32 Packs, as a set of mixing bowls 35 Camping support 38 Hear about 42 Disposed to laugh 44 Hull fastener 45 Jargons 48 Rubbish 50 Add to the service 53 Casino reward 54 Big do 55 Theyre pros 56 Hurrying, maybe 58 Flightless birds 59 WaterlooŽ group 60 Comedy club sound 63 Com lead-in By Gene Newman (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 10/14/11 10/14/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.co m click on classifieds


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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Keyonna Hardy led a 17-6 run in the second quarter as Clewiston defeated Okeechobee 48-40 in the nals of the Okeechobee preseason classic Thursday night at OHS. Hardy also stole a ball at half court and drove in for a basket in the nal two minutes to give them a ve-point lead. The play helped the Tigers put the game away. She ended the game with 24 points. Okeechobee had gotten off to a good start w ith an inside basket by Bethany Stuart and some transition baskets for an 8-3 lead in the rst two minutes. Clewiston rallied to tie, but a 3-point basket by Taylor Trent gave OHS a 16-13 lead at the end of the rst quarter. Coach Morgan Ungerott said she wants her team to ght hard 100 percent of the time and work together all the time. She said the team got a little sel sh with the ball, and the loss was disappointing. Clewiston picked up the intensity on defense and Okeechobee missed some easy scoring opportunities and were sloppy handling the ball as the Tigers took a 30-22 lead into the locker room at halftime. "We got most of our points off layups. I think we will win and lose on layups this year. We missed a lot of layups tonight, maybe 15 in the rst half," she added. Okeechobee was able to cut into the lead in the third quarter as they held the Tigers to only two points over eight minutes of play. Taylor Trent's layup pulled OHS to within 3228 at the end of the third quarter. Ungerott said when the team got down they tightened up and turned the ball over. She noted they hadn't faced a de cit as a team yet and that might have gotten the girls down emotionally. A 3 pointer by Trent, and baskets by Hailey Greeson and Baylee Farless helped Okeechobee take its only lead of the second half at 35-34. After that Clewiston ran off six straight points and hit some free throws to put the game away. Ungerott said the preseason tournament was de nitely productive as the team got to play team's of their caliber. "I got to see m y kids on the same oor and it's something to work with. We have to start somewhere and now I know the key things we have to wor k on." Bethany Stuart scored 12, Trent 11 points, and Imari Roberts added ve points for OHS. The girls open the regular season at home next Tuesday against the Lady Rams of John Carroll at 6 p.m. Lady Tigers squeak by Lady Brahmans, 48-40 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Looking for a fun, unique way to promote your business? Check out Tammi’s Top of the Lake Featuring fun facts and informative blurbs, Tammi’s Top of the Lake runs weekly in the Sunday edition of the Okeechobee News and also online at Contact Tammi Kelly or one of our friendly sales 863.763.3134 Joseph S. Karp Florida Bar Law Specialist, Nationally Law Attorney Many people needlessly spend their life savings to pay for nursing care. With proper guidance, you may be family lose everything! Call us for professional advice, or attend one of our free public seminars on estate planning and Medicaid planning. Call 800-893-9911 19 Okeechobee News November 10, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBethany Stuart (left) had 12 points in a losing effort Thursday as OHS fell to Clewiston. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKeyonna Hardy had 24 points as Clewiston defeated Okeechobee in girls basketball Thursday. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Swim Team set a record for the number of swimmers that represented Okeechobee at the Region 4-3A meet at Ransom Everglades A quatic Center in Coconut Grove this week. Coach Stephen Neafsey said several of the swimmers gave the best performances of their career. The boys 400 freestyle relay team set a new school record. Members include William Castillo, Lucas Penido, Michael Muros and Brandon Ball. The old record had been set in 1999. Ball in his nal race of his high school career anchored the record breaking relay team with a strong time of 52.3, the best he's had in his career. The girls 200 free relay came in fth overall at regionals. The boys 200 free relay nished in eighth place. Members include William Castillo, Penido, Muros and Ball. Neafsey said the team set three new school records this season. They had several top 10 individual swims as well. "It was a great accomplishment by all the swimmers. It is amazing to see how much we have achieved for a team that only practices for a portion of the year. I predict great things to come for next season," he added. The Okeechobee high school wrestling team defeated Treasure Coast in a preseason dual on Wednesday 48-27. Tiffany Bowers defeated Michael Fullen with a pin in the rst 50 seconds in the 106 pound weight division. Matt Lanning, 113 pounds, defeated John Hallee by pinfall at 1:07. Del no Garcia won by forfeit at 120 pounds. Michael Garcia pinned his opponent at 1:34 at 126 pounds. Todd Lanning defeated John Hughes by decision at 132 pounds. Cody Grif th defeated Andrew Canglio at 1:29 of the rst round by pinfall at 145 pounds. Sebastian Fulleda overcame Matt Davarria with a pin in the third round at 4:09. Joe Turbush won the 170 pound match with Dan Cuesurski by pinfall. Jake Menendez won the 195 weight division match over Romeo Alvarado by decision. The Brahman junior varsity also prevailed in impressive fashion over the Titans, 30-0. Okeechobee Sports in Brief