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Friday, January 17, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 105 No. 8 14.03 feetLast Year: 14.95 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SFWMDDistrict plans Flow Equalization Basin to clean water south of lakeThe South Florida Water Management District Thursday announced a plan to build a reservoir to capture and hold up to 60,000 acre-feet of water south of Lake Okeechobee. Vegetation such as bulrush and cattail will be used to clean the water before it i s sent south to the Everglades. For more on the story, see page 5. Y M S b e a t s r i v a l YMS beats rival O M S i n b o y s OMS in boys r o u n d b a l l a c t i o n roundball action ... Page 18 Man accused of traf cking meth ... Page 5 W oman faces drug charges in sting ... Page 9 Plant a tree for Arbor Day ... Page 2 Woman sentenced to 36 months in prson for pointing semi-automatic handgun at deputiesBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman who came very close to being shot when she pulled a gun on a local deputy has entered into a plea deal with prosecutors. Catrela Denise Stallworth, 33, U.S. 98 N., entered a plea of no contest Wednesday, Jan. 15, in front of Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer. Judge Bauer accepted the plea and will now sentence her March 7 at 9 a.m. Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright said Stallworth will serve 36 months in prison. She was charged with aggravated assault with a rearm. "Because a rearm was involved, there is a three-year minimum-mandatory sentence and we're not agreeing to waive that," said Mr. Albright. Stallworth was initially arrested Oct. 26, 2013, on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a rearm on a law enforcement of cer. However, Mr. Albright later dropped the "on a law enforcement of cer" enhancement. "There's no questions she pointed a gun at them. But there is a question she initially kne w they were law enforcement," he explained. "But, I'm satis ed with the penalty." The incident occurred when deputies from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) Pointing gun at cops leads to prisonSee PRISON — Page 5

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By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News In 2006 Teresa Chandler and her daughter Allison moved to Okeechobee. After 12y ear-old Allison attended school for a few months she arrived home and spoke to her mom about a concern she had. She said that there was not enough for kids her age to do in Okeechobee. “Can we start having some dances?” Allison asked. The Chandlers moved from West Palm Beach where Allison had gone to YMCA dances and had enjoyed them. Allison at the age of 12 knew she had to change things in this town for the kids to have some fun. Teresa started to gather the things needed to make her daughter’s request possible, such as location, food, supplies and etc. The rst dance was at Pier II resort and all the funds from the ticket and food sales went to the American Red Cross in Okeechobee. The rst dance was a huge success with over 100 kids in attendance. W ho knew this was only the beginning? The dances soon moved to the Shine Club, which the club was grateful that the space was donated. Dances were held there for about a year and at each dance all the funds would go to a local non-pro t such as the American Cancer Society, YMCA, Castle, Communities in Schools, Real Life Children’s Ranch and more. They continued the teen dances through the years moving to the Freshman Campus Auditorium (courtesy of the school board) and occasionally uses the South Elementary Cafeteria. Teresa Chandler decided to create a nonpro t for the dance program so the proceeds w ould bene t the students directly such as themes for the dance, supplies and two Okeechobee High School scholarships for $500 each. When asked why the name B.R.A.T. Club? “Because of what it stands for: Building Relationships Among Teens,” said Teresa Chandler. “When I told Allison I wanted to call it B.R.A.T. Club she said ‘we don’t want to be called brats’ and I thought it was cute,” she continued. The B.R.A.T. Club Inc. holds dances every month upon availability of the venue. Dances range in themes from Halloween, Valentines Day, Easter and Christmas. Many places of business donate to the B.R.A.T. Club including: Ding-A-Ling Deli, Dominos, BuxtonSeawinds, DP Productions, Eastcoast Signs, Publix, Papa Johns, Okeechobee County Sheriff, Okeechobee City Police, Okeechobee News, Waste Management, WOKC Radio and Okeechobee County Schools, Jerry LaFavre, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, March of Dimes, Guardian ad Litem, Dairy Queen, Slide on By Party Supply, Holiday Inn Express, East Coast Signs & Shirts. Now B.R.A.T. Club will hold a Dodge Ball Tournament March 1 in Flagler Park #3 starting at 9 a.m. All proceeds are put back into the B.R.A.T Club for future events. Space is limited for the rst 30 registrations, so contact Allison Chandler at 863-697-9096 or email her at alsn@embarqmail.com. The next B.R.A.T. Club Dance is a Feb. 15 and it is a Black and White night theme where ladies wear white and gentleman wear black. Dance is ages 12-16. Dance goes from 7 to 10 p.m. and it’s $7 and includes soda, pizza, chips and more. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Jan. 17TH Thurs., Jan. 23RDFor Info, Call 763-7202 II: “ THE NUT JOB”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00I: “SAVING MR. BANKS”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00III: “JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG PG-13 2 Okeechobee News January 17, 2014 Today: Partly cloudy. High 64F. Winds light and variable Tonight: Partly cloudy skies. Low 47F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastSaturday: Sunny. High 57F. Winds N W at 10 to 20 mph. Saturday Night: Clear skies. Lo w around 35F. Winds light and variable. Sunday: A mainly sunny sky. High 69F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Sunday Night: Clear skies. Low 44F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast B.R.A.T. Club Inc. reaches eighth year of success Jan. 17, is Arbor Day and the Florida Forest Service wants to inspire you to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. “Now is the best time to plant a seedling tree (bare root), explains Senior Forester Calin Ionita, Florida Forest Service. “Winter and early spring in general are a good time for planting trees because trees enter a dormant period. They slow their activity during the winter thus making it easier to handle the tree with the least amount of stress.” Already established “root ball” trees can be planted all year round in Florida. Florida has been celebrating Arbor Day since 1886. Arbor Day was rst celebrated on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska City, Neb. The founding father of Arbor Day is J. Sterling Morton who moved from Detroit to Nebraska; living in Nebraska he missed the serenity of trees. In 1872 he introduced tree-planting day resolution to the State Board of Agriculture. On April 10, 1872, Arbor Day was celebrated and it was believed that more than one million trees were planted in Nebraska that day. Help us celebrate J. Sterling Morton’s legacy of Arbor Day by planting a tree. “Plant a tree to grow with your family” Senior Forester Calin states. “Trees reduce sound, produce oxygen, store carbon, clean the air, provide shade, reduce wind and erosion and increase property values.” There are other ways to celebrate Arbor Day including: taking a walk through a forest, state, county, city park; reading a book about trees to a loved one; baking with nuts or seeds from trees; painting, drawing or writing about the trees in your area. For more information about trees (planting tips, types of trees and diseases), please contact Senior Forester Calin Ionita (863) 655-6409 or at Calin.Ionita@FreshFromFlorida.com. Plant a Tree in Celebration for Arbor Day Allison Chandler Teresa Chandler Special to the Okeechobee NewsB.R.A.T. Club board of directors pictured from left to right: (back row) Bryant Culpepper, Judge Jerald Bryant, Sheriff Paul May, Frank DeCarlo and Matt Buxton; (front row) Tiffany Peters, Teresa Chandler, Tammi Kelly and Allison Chandler.

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T urn signals I know they teach driver’s education at OHS and I would like to make a plea to t he instructor to spend some time explaining the importance of using turn signals t o let other drivers know your intention to c hange lanes or turn. And then maybe the kids could explain that to their parents and grandparents because the majority of drivers in this town don’t seem to know how to use a turn signal.Handicapped parking Now that the winter visitors are back, t here is a lot more competition for the handic apped parking spots. I know some people abuse them, using the handicapped parking s pot even when the handicapped person is not in the vehicle. That is illegal. The permit applies to the person, not the vehicle. If the c ar has a sticker or permit, it is only legal to use the handicapped parking if the disabled person is in the vehicle. If another family member is just using the vehicle, leave those s pots for those who really need them. T exting in a theater In the news is the story of an argument over cell phone use in a theater that ended up in a shooting with one dead. According t o the news, a 71-year-old former cop repeatedly asked the man in front of him at the t heater to put the cell phone away, but he refused. The older man left to nd a manager, b ut came back without one and upset. The man who had been texting turned around and continued to argue with the 71-year-old, popcorn was thrown and the 71-year-old pulled a gun and fatally shot the texter. Ironic ally, signs in the front of the theater state t hat weapons are banned from the theater as is all cell phone use including texting. Is t his what our society has come to? Civility is a thing of the past. And what most people w ould consider a minor argument between s trangers ends up with one dead.  I have often wished movie theaters would just put in the devices that block all phone signals in the theaters because it really is annoying when the person in front of you uses the cell phone during the lm. Even if they are texting, the bright light from the screen is distracting. But shooting someone over it? I have to wonder if the older man suffered some kind of mental breakdown or some kind of ashback that triggered his actions.  Turning cell phones off upon entering could be put in place at all theaters. Then if someone uses them they should be asked to leave. I nd it very distracting for anyone to use a cell phone in theaters.  The theater where the shooting took place had a sign on the door that said “no cell phone use in the theater, including texting.” But obviously they weren’t enforcing it. They also apparently had no way to enforce the ban — also posted — on bringing weapons into the building. I wonder if the theater might face a lawsuit because when the older man went to ask the management for help in dealing with the guy who wouldn’t stop texting, the theater management did not do anything. Had they just sent a staffer in to ask the guy to put the phone away, the second argument could have been avoided.  Seeing the story about the texting shooting in the news, it made me think of the many times someone in front of me or sitting in my same row has started texting during a movie and how disruptive that is. The light from a cell phone is really distracting to those around you, especially those sitting behind you. If a message is so important that it can’t wait until after the movie, go to the lobby. When the lights go down in a theater, cell phones should be turned off.  It was an afternoon showing of a lm. There were likely tons of open seats in that theater, but rather than simply move to a seat where the light from a small screen wouldn’t bother him, he chose to confront someone, make complaints to management, and then ultimately shoot a husband and father who was texting his young daughter. It looks like now that he has a recent history of confronting other people in the same theater for cell phone use, he decided to become some sort of vigilante to combat the terrible offense of theater texting. Dude needed to get Net ix and some microwave popcorn if he was getting that worked up over it on a regular basis. Mission needs help“A will to continue serving the less fortunate” Bruce and Maryanne Swinford are the backbone of Big Lake Missions Outreach program in Okeechobee. The mission started in 1995. The non-pro t organization provides a food pantry, hot meals everyday from noon-1 p.m. (except Saturdays & Sundays), a clothing closet, personal hygiene items, household items (except furniture), school supplies and a toy drive once a year. The husband and wife team provide lunch to the less fortunate behind the First United Methodist Church in Okeechobee, 200 N.W. Second St. In 2010, Bruce suffered a great illness. Doctor’s discovered a cyst on his pancreas. Bruce went in for the surgery and then suffered an infection throughout his entire body. He spent nine months in the hospital to recover. “I don’t like hearing the word, disabled,” says Bruce. “I believe an idle body, stays idle. “I had the will to get better and keep serving and that’s exactly what I did!” Big Lake Missions Outreach is operated as a 501(3)c, licensed and chartered with the Association of International Gospel Assemblies (A.I.G.A.) and functions with 100 percent from churches and private individuals. The primary vehicle used at the mission is a 2004 Chevrolet with 218,000 miles on the odometer. The mission is desperatel y in need of a newer vehicle to help with operations. Bruce and Maryanne are hoping to raise enough money through donations and awareness to ful ll this need in 2014. If you are interested in helping Big Lak e Missions Outreach or need more information, please contact Bruce or Maryann e Swinford at 863-763-5725. Teresa Chandler January 17, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Five Wishes Workshops plannedFive Wishes Workshops will be held at the Okeechobee Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 2 p.m. on: Thursday, Feb. 6; Thursday March 6; Thursday, April 3; Thursday May 8; Thursday, June 5; Thursday, July 10; Thursday Aug. 7; Thursday, Sept. 4; Thursday, Oct. 2 and Thursday Nov. 6. Five Wishes is a brochure/check list which explains what an individual should do with regard to The Five Wishes in case of serious illness.Scholarships sought for OHS studentsJoin the 126 donors this year and help support the Okeechobee High School Class of 2014. Scholarships give students encouragement; it is a monetary investment in them as individuals. There is a great sense of pride students feel when they are told “I believe in you as a student, here is a scholarship to prove it.” The smiles show it all. Help our kids see their true potential, join the round up today! To sponsor a scholarship, or to gather information about the Round Up, contact Kati Lawson at kati.lawson@okee.k12. .us; or, call 863-462-5025, ext. 3113. Special to the Okeechobee NewsPictured: Waste Management Community Relations Teresa Chandler, Waste Management Of ce Manager Pam Casperson with Big Lake Mission's Maryanne and Bruce Swinford.

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answered a complaint around 10 p.m. that someone was shooting stray cats in the area of some apartments on U.S. 98 N. Deputy Marcus Collier knocked on an apartment door a couple of time when a w oman’s voice called out “Who is it?” He then identi ed himself as being a deputy w ith the sheriff’s of ce, stated his arrest report. But, she did not come to the door, the report continued. At this point Deputy Collier, along with Deputy Robbie Lamb, started walking to the back of the building while Deputy John Hazy stayed at the front door. Before the two deputies got around the corner of the apartment, the front door “ ew open” and a woman stepped out with a black semiautomatic handgun and pointed it at Deputy Hazy, stated an OCSO arrest report. The deputies pulwled their weapons and ordered Stallworth to drop her .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun. Deputy Collier stated in his arrest report he later learned her gun had one round in the chamber and 10 rounds in the magazine. Stallworth threw the gun back into the apartment, and it was retrieved by Deputy Lamb, the report added. Deputy Collier pulled Stallworth out of the apartment and placed her in handcuffs. According to arrest reports Stallworth claimed she thought it was her cousins at the door, and they always play jokes like that. When questioned, Stallworth reportedly denied hearing anyone call out “it’s the sheriff’s of ce.” She also denied shooting any cats. The OCSO reports stated deputies did nd one cat that had been shot. Court records show Stallworth was represented by defense attorney Brandie Tindall, from the public defender’s of ce. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 We are pledged to operate our newspaper as a public trust. Fairness is extremely important to us. We admit our errors promptly and we dont buryŽ the corrections. (If error appears on the front page, thats where we print the correction.) Sometimes people dont like what has been written about them. In those cases, we offer a right to replyŽ and allow them to tell their own side of the story. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or call your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News January 17, 2014 PRISONContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man caught with approximately 78 grams of suspected methamphetamine is being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. Hilliard John Gopher, 23, N. Tucker Ridge Road, w as arrested Wednesday, J an. 15, on a felony charge of traf cking in methamphetamine more than 40 grams. He w as also charged with the misdemeanors of possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended. Gopher is being held in the county jail on $103,000 bond. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force stated that a traf c stop was conducted on a dark green 2000 Ford pickup in the 2100 block of S.R. 78 W. After stopping the truck the detective asked the driver, Gopher, for his driver’s license but Gopher told the detective he did not have a valid license. While talking with Gopher, the veteran investigator reportedly saw “... on his left forearm, blood dripping from what appeared to be a fresh needle injection.” During a search of the vehicle, the detective reportedly found about 78 grams of a powder substance in a purse behind the driver’s seat. A eld test was done on the powder, and that test allegedly indicated a positive result for the presence of meth. The detective’s report goes on to state that less than a gram of suspected marijuana was found in a cup holder. The detective also found some purple and pink capsules in a cellophane wrapper and some pills that had no pharmaceutical markings on them, added the report. A eld test was performed on the suspected marijuana and it reportedly indicated a positive result for the presence of pot. Also found under a cup holder was a used syringe, added the detective. A records check found that on Jan. 9, 2012, Gopher was found guilty of possession of oxycodone, possession of alprazolam, possession of new or legend drugs without a prescription, possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Then, on July 24, 2012, Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer found Gopher guilty of possession of oxycodone and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gopher was then sentenced to a year in the county jail, with a credit for time served of two months and 23 days. Man charged with traf cking meth Hilliard John Gopher WEST PALM BEACH — At an expanse that will help send clean water to America’s Everglades, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Thursday marked the beginning of construction on a key project in the State’s Restoration Strategies plan. The vast storage reservoir, known as the A -1 Flow Equalization Basin, will work in tandem with the district’s stormwater treatment areas to clean water owing into the Everglades. “Engineers from the South Florida Water Management District were able to use ingenuity and hard work to design this project— the largest component of Governor Scott’s Everglades Water Quality Restoration Plan,” said Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. “I want to thank Governor Scott for his support as well as the dedicated staff at DEP and the Water Management District for moving forward with projects that will improve water quality for the Everglades.” “Today is when project planning becomes construction progress—as we continue improving Everglades water quality,” said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Daniel O’Keefe. “The A-1 Flow Equalization Basin is a signi cant step toward meeting state water quality standards through the Restoration Strategies plan.”A-1: How it WorksWith the capacity to hold 60,000 acrefeet of water at a site west of U.S. 27, the A-1 Flow Equalization Basin (FEB) will capture and store peak stormwater ows during the wet season or heavy rainfall events. Along with providing signi cant storage, vegetation such as bulrush and cattail within the site will help reduce the concentration of phosphorus in the water. When complete, a system of 21 miles of earthen levees and 15 water-control structures will hold water and allow managers to move it south for treatment. This provides the steady ow necessary to optimize the performance of Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) 2 and 3/4 located near the Palm Beach/Broward county line. Stormwater Treatment Areas are constructed wetlands that serve as the watercleaning workhorses of Everglades restoration, using both emergent and submerged aquatic vegetation such as hydrilla to naturally remove nutrients from the water that eventually ows to the Everglades. The district operates a network of ve STAs south of Lake Okeechobee with an effective treatment area of 57,000 acres. Since 1994, the treatment areas have retained more than 1,707 metric tons of total phosphorus that would have otherwise entered the Everglades. The A-1 FEB will incorporate work already completed at the site originally planned to provide deep water storage, known as the EAA Reservoir. All of the material excavated for the reservoir will be utilized to build new levees, and existing canals have been incorporated into the new plan.Restoration strategiesIn June 2012, the State of Florida and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a consensus on new strategies for improving water quality in America’s Everglades. Based on months of scienti c and technical discussions, these strategies will expand water quality improvement projects to achieve the phosphorus water quality standard established for the Everglades. Reservoir to clean water before it enters Everglades Motorcycle giveaway bene t helps local womanA 1996 Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider motorcycle, and a drive-on trailer, is being given away as part of a fundraiser to bene t 21-year-old Casey Lawrence of Okeechobee. The winning ticket will be drawn by Ms. Lawrence on April 12 during the Okeechobee Bike Fest event at the Cypress Hut Eagles Lodge, 4701 U.S. 441 S.E. For tickets, contact Marc Sandlin at The Style Studio, 863-697-1321; Matt Buxton at Buxton & Bass Funeral Home, 863-634-3706; or, Frank DeCarlo at American Drilling Services, 863-634-1595. The motorcycle can be seen at The Style Studio, 1600 S.R. 70 E.

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Eagles to host dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles 4509 will serve choice ribeye steak, shrimp or sh dinners starting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17 Entertainment will be provided by Sandoone. On Saturday, Jan. 18, dinner is cook's choice and the entertainment will be by Jimmy and Debbie Harper. Sunday, Jan. 19, we are serving southern fried chicken by Ed and Noni. Tuesday, Jan. 21, is the weekly dart tournament with hamburgers being served. The public is welcome. All proceeds go to community and national charity funds. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Business women to meetAn exciting 2014 gets under way Friday, J an. 17 when the Okeechobee Business W omen's Referral Network meets at 11:30 a.m. at Lodge at the Lake Restaurant. The network gives women in all types of businesses as well as those looking to begin a business or just nd a new venture, an opportunity to meet with others as they explore new directions, share business hints for mutual bene t and expand their opportunities. There are no dues and no rolls are taken; come learn how to help your business. Bring a small exchange gift, promotional literature and a desire to grow your business. For information, call Raye Deusinger at 863467-2557.Eagles serving steak dinnerAerie 4137/North Eagles, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will serve their great ribeye dinners on Friday, Jan. 17 Serving time will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Musical entertainment will be by Lisa. It is being planned to alternate Friday night ribeye dinners with spaghetti dinners with the trimmings. On Mondays, there is free pool. Tuesday bingo starts at 1 p.m. Queen of Hearts follows at 7 p.m. Each W ednesday, bingo starts at 5:30 p.m. On Saturdays, ve-card bingo also starts at 5:30 p.m. We look forward to having you join in the festivities. Money goes to support the charities sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles.Embroidery Group to meetDo you have an embroidery machine, or w ant to learn about them? Join our monthly embroidery group where we all learn and share ideas while working on beautiful embroidery projects. The next meeting is Saturday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the local Red Cross of ce, 323 N. Parrott A ve. Call Linda at 863-697-2450, or Mary at 863-697-1920 for information.Masons offer meatloaf dinnerA meatloaf dinner will be held by Okeechobee Lodge No. 237, F&AM, on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., for a donation of $8. Eat in or take out is available. For ticket information call Hugh at 863-5321097, or George at 863-467-0038.Concert held in state parkThe Music in the Park Concert Series will continue at Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, Jan. 18 Enjoy an evening of classic oldies from the 1950s and early 60s with Lotela Gold. Concert admission is $5 per person. When accompanied, children 12 & under are free. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a ashlight. Concerts are outdoors in the picnic area from 7 until 9 p.m. Proceeds bene t park improvements via the Friends of Highlands Hammock. The regular park admission of $6 per vehicle -for up to eight people per car -is waived after 6 p.m. on concert nights.Comedy night aids seniorsThe Okeechobee Yatchette Club presents a night of comedy at the Good Spirits Lounge on Saturday, Jan. 18 starting at 8 p.m. and featuring Tim the Dairy Farmer with guest appearances by B.C. Murphy and Mark Gauthier. Tickets are $10 each and must be purchased in advance at the Good Spirits Lounge; or, by calling Bette Moldenhauer at 863-610-0749 or Ellen Whelpey at 863-8240681. All proceeds from the show will go to our scholarship fund and our senior fund to purchase food and other necessities for our senior citizens who are in need.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 64 will host Sunday night bingo on Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. Bingo will be closed Jan. 26 due to the free fair. 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. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Hospice yard sale scheduledA yard sale bene tting Hospice will be held at 411 S.E. Fourth St. on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 22 and 23 from 8 a.m. until noon. Donations are accepted daily.City Hall closed Jan. 20City Hall will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes the City Clerk's Of ce, Administration, Finance, General Services, Code Enforcement and Public Works Departments. Some meeting dates have changed to the holiday schedule. City Council meets Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. The Jan. 16 Technical Review Committee meeting has been cancelled. The Jan. 16 Planning Board/Board of Adjustments meeting has been cancelled.Historical Society to meetThe Historical Society will meet Monday, Jan. 20 beginning at noon in the museum on U.S. 98 N. Anyone interested in learning a bit more about Okeechobee's history is invited just bring a covered dish to share. Dues to join the society are $10 per year. Our Northern visitors are welcomed to join. Those interested in old-fashioned quilting may also be interested in joining the Tantie Quilters who meet in the museum on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Historical Society museum is also open to the public on Thursday's while the quilters are present.Bene t set for Mike HopkinsQuarters for a Cause will host a quarter auction on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 at the American Legion. There will be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes and more. Please wear the color blue to support Captain Mike Hopkins in his ght with cancer, and to be entered in a special drawing.BMAP meeting is Jan. 22The next Lake Okeechobee Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. until noon in the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, contact Kimberleigh Dinkins at 850-245-8825.OHS Financial Aid Night setOkeechobee High School will hold a Financial Aid Night on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. in the OHS Lecture Hall. OHS seniors and their parents are urged to attend. Assistance will be available to answer questions regarding the FAFSA and other nancial aid paperwork. The local scholarship packet will also be distributed. Contact Kati Lawson at 863-462-5025, ext. 3113, for information. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 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.Patsy Sue Maxey Arnold, 61OKEECHOBEE Patsy Sue Maxey Arnold died Jan. 15, 2014. She was born Sept. 1, 1952 in Philadelphia, Miss. to Clayton and Florence Maxey. She was a homemaker and enjoyed arts, crafts, sewing and cooking. She was a Past Leader of 4-H and member of the Okeechobee Cattlewomen's Association. She was a long time member of Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a devoted worker. Mrs. Arnold is survived by her husband, Kenneth; son, Rodney L. Arnold (Niki); daughter, Michelle D. Arnold; sisters, Hattie Ruth Bennett (Johnny), Dorothy Ann Allen (Joe) and Sherr y E. Hancock (John) all of Okeechobee; brother, Terry E. Maxey (Diane) of Dothan, Ala.; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Basinger Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions ma y be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the 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 Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News January 17, 2014 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ORTHOPAEDICS By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“ cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. GYNECOLOGY 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health IssuesD. J B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Infertility • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders Accepting New Patients863-763-8000RaulersonGyn.com FAMILY MEDICINE Hablamos Espaol Same Day Appointments Aliated with Raulerson Hospital RaulersonPrimaryCare.com 202 NE 2nd Avenue € Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 We Treat Kids Too!Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m.(863) 467-2159 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansFamily Physician € Pediatrics Physicals € Family Care & Medicine Womens Health € Well-child visits Welcome to Medicare visits CANCER worrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center1115 NorthParrott Ave € OkeechobeeRamesh Kumar, MD € William Crook, MD € Julie Santelli, MD, BoardCertified Radiation Oncologists Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Benjamin Epstein, D.O.Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. We Treat Kids Too!Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries 8 Okeechobee News January 17, 2014

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 9 Okeechobee News January 17, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee woman is back in the county jail following her arrest by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force for allegedly selling methamphetamine to a con dential source during a local drug operation. Court records show Briana Gail Davis, 32, N.W. Sixth St., had recently been released from the Okeechobee County Jail on bond after her Sept. 24, 2013, arrest on a felony meth possession charge by a task force detective. Circuit court records also indicate Davis went before Judge Sherwood Bauer on Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, for docket call on that September arrest. Then, around 2 p.m. Wednesday, she was arrested again by a task force detective. This time she was charged w ith the sale of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine w ith intent to sell. Davis is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $60,000 bond. According to the detective's arrest report Davis sold an unspeci ed amount of a white powder to a con dential source during an undercover drug operation. Once the buy was completed the source gave the powder to task force detectives, continued the report. A eld test was conducted on that powder, and that test reportedly indicated a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine. Besides the felony charge in September, Davis was also charged with the misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was booked into the county jail on Sept. 24 and then released the next day after posting bond on both charges that totaled $4,500. Court records indicate that Davis is scheduled to be back in circuit court on Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. for a change of plea hearing in regard to her 2013 arrest. Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright is prosecuting this case, while Davis is being represented by Brandie Tindall from the District 19 public defender's of ce. W oman is arrested while out of county jail on bond Briana Gail Davis 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 Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Steven Ryan Russo, 18, S.E. 12th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 13 by Detective John Fisher on felony charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure, grand theft and dealing in stolen property. He was released on his own recognizance. Justin C. Roland, 31, N.W. 10th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 13 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on felony charges of sale of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to sell. His bond was set at $60,000. Brett Travis Herndon, 26, N.W. 12th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 14 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of burglary of a structure, grand theft, dealing in stolen property, giving false information to a pawnbroker and failure to appear for a felony offense. He is being held without bond. Joseph Francesco Arbelo, 31, N.W. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 14 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on Coryell County, Texas, warrant charging him with the felony of failure to comply with registration requirements. He is being held without bond. Rashad Fitzgerald Kelly, 25, N.W. 12th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 14 by Deputy Matthew Crawford on a felony charge of tampering with physical evidence and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $3,000. Norman Glen Martin, 52, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 14 by Detective Bryan Lowe on a Glades County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation driving while license suspended-habitual offender. He is being held without bond. Michael Andrew Savino, 29, Jeffery St., Boca Raton, was arrested Jan. 15 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of failure to return leased property. His bond was set at $7,000. Leonard John Summa, 49, S.E. 30th Parkway, Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 15 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 $60,000. Matthew Brian Gordineer, 20, Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 16 by Deputy Matt Crawford on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation grand theft. He 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. Arrest Report

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Dallas and Rene Chartier celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the home of their son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Robbie, surrounded by family and friends from those 50 wonderful years. Congratuations Mom and Dad. RENE CHARTIER ANNIVERSARY DALLAS CHARTIER AA degree in 2011 and a Bachelors degree in Nursing in 2012. She is currently attending the University of South Florida, College of Nursing to obtain her Masters degree in Adult-Geriatric Primary Care. Her plans after completion are to work as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner in Okeechobee. Jared graduated from Okeechobee High School in 2003. After graduation from high school, he attended Santa Fe Community College and is currently employed by H.W. Rucks & Son Dairy. Both the bride and grooms families have been involved in the dairy business for several generations. The couple will reside in Okeechobee. A wedding in March is being organized. JARED SIMS HANNAH BISHOP Perry and Janet Bishop, along with Allen and Robin Sims, both of Okeechobee, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Hannah Kay Bishop to Jared Allen Sims. Grandparents of the bride are Donald and Diane Bishop of Lorida, Fla.; Mrs. Dawn (Jake) Frazier, Mrs. Sharon White and the late Murphy White all of Okeechobee. Grandparents of the groom are Tommy Sr. and Betty Rucks of Okeechobee and Mrs. Eloise Sims and the late Harold Sims of Ocoee, Fla. Hannah graduated from Okeechobee High School in 2007. She attended IRSC for her nursing degree and graduated with her Associates degree in Nursing in 2010, an ENGAGEMENT 10 Okeechobee News January 17, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESCES Students of the weekCentral Elementary School would like to congratulate the students of the week for the week of Jan. 10: Jamya Tarbox, Daniel Antunez, Christian James, Reva Sharma, Monesha McDuf e, Wyatt Lowe, Jordan Gabor, Danika Harden, Eduardo Cruz-Diaz, Kobey Hare, Mary Najer-Tovar, Alex Tellez, Manuel Alvarez, Jathan Diaz, Deni Yantez, Ashlynn Hayden, Alexis Murphy, Rosa Salas, Adam Thomas, Kevin Bertram, James Mericle, Victor Rodriguez, Walter Romero, Veronica Aguirre, BreAnna Christie, Marysa Farmer, Lindsey Mijarez, Aven Selph, Victor Solis, Faith Simmons and Alexx Hernandez. Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESStudents of the weekNorth Elementary School would like to congratulate the students of the week for the week of Jan. 13: Melisa Lopez, Reese Taft, Savannah McCoy, Emmy White, Caden Ciorrocco, Jared Rodriguez, Merelaysia Billie, Aubrey Clay, Berenice Hernandez, Ayla Rucks, Yaquelin Gomez, Adriana Mendez, Ethan Blome eld, Rosa Arias, Brandon Perez, Milagras Baltazar, Naomi Nunez, Justin Nieland, Mariela Delacruz, Conner Rucks, Javier Cruz, Angie Morales, Dustin Allen, Marcos Gomez, Seyram Akahoho, Ben Scott, Vincent Fennell, Andrik Virto, Melany Anton, Kimberly Shaw, Erick Ayala, Ariana Silvas, Yaire Ayala-Rodriguez, Jesus Hernandez, and Chelsea Thornton.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST EPISCOPALCHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at churchofoursaviourokeechobee.org200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 BAPTIST YOUR CHURCH Advertise Your Church Happenings! Special Services and Times Prayer Meetings, etc. Call 863-763-3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap.com Join us for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern Gospel favorites, and piano and bass duets on th St. (approx. 6 miles north on 441)Rev. Richard GilesSunday at 10:45am and 6pm., with Sunday School at 9:45am and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6pm. American Drilling Services, Inc. is proud to announce Dwight McCorts Jr. is the employee of the month for January 2014! Dwight has been a valuable employee for the past four years. We appreciate that he is always personable and respectful. Dwight is an experienced water well driller and water treatment specialist. American Drilling Services, Inc. would like to thank Dwight for his hard work and honesty that help to contribute to the success of our business. Dwight McCorts Jr. of the Month 12 Okeechobee News January 17, 2014 Miss Alma, author and motivational speaker will give a short program followed by a signing of her new book “28 Days to Breaking the Cycle” at the library at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23. “I am beautiful and my life is lled with possibilities!” From tragedy to triumph, Miss A lma takes you on her journey of disappoint, abandonment, and renewal. Having survived being raped by her father, heartbroken by her rst love, drug abuse, and serving time in federal prison, Miss Alma proves that her spirit is unbreakable and how the power of Love can conquer anything! “28 Days to Breaking the Cycle” will show you how to break the cycles operating in your life, so that you can learn how to DREAM again! Miss Alma is a motivational speaker, activist, philanthropist and founder of W.E.L.L.S. Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization designed to transform, empower, and equip young girls and women with the life skills and the tools needed to live a ful lling life. For more information, call the library at 863-763-3536. Book signing planned By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Yearling Middle School completed a season sweep of Osceola Middle thanks to strong defense in the rst half in a 3021 victory in girls basketball Wednesday at Okeechobee High School. Yearling jumped out to a 9-0 lead after the rst quarter and scored the rst 14 points of the game en route to their fourth victory of the season. Megan Hargraves had nine points and Diamond Wiggins added eight points for the Lady Bulls. Kara Adams had a game high 10 points for Osceola, which remained winless on the y ear. Aysia Jones and Bri Baker both had four points for the Lady Warriors and Brook O’Hagan had six points for Yearling. Yearling coach Tammy Wright said her team started off a little sluggish and couldn’t get the momentum going. “We eventually got in a groove and put some points on the board, Osceola though w as die hard today, they wouldn’t go down w ithout a ght,” she said. Wright said her team had to bring their “A game” in the second half and were able to pull off the win. Osceola didn’t down after the early de cit. They showed a lot of improvement in ball handling as they were able to bring the ball up the court consistently from the second quarter on. They also had a lot of open shots at the basket. The Lady Warriors went on a 6-1 run to end the rst half and trailed 15-6 at the break. A eld goal by Baker got Osceola to w ithin seven and an inside bucket by Adams got the Lady Warriors to within ve points in the third quarter. Adams said she felt both teams improved over their rst game and that her team played their best game of the season Wednesday. “I think we did really well this time and I feel I’ve gotten better than last year,” she said. “I was proud of my guards today, we made some errors but we were motivated by the coaches and kept going.” Adams also was the leading rebounder in the game. Yearling got key baskets from Hargraves, Wiggins and Mariah Spelts down the stretch. The Lady Bulls kept the lead between nine and 11 points in the fourth quarter. Wright said despite the won loss record, she felt the team made a lot of progress this season. “We were able to stay strong and continue to play together as a team. Our record doesn’t speak for how strong the team really was,” said the coach. “We gave up some games, but it was a pretty productive season.” Wright said her team relaxed after they got the big lead and she has continued to stress that basketball is a long game. “When we get a lead we start to celebrate and lose our focus. Basketball is second by second and minuteby-minute. One minute you’re up and the next you’re down. That hasn’t registered to the girls,” she said. There was a large enthusiastic crowd on hand to cheer on the girls. Y MS girls garner 30-21 roundball win over OMS Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKara Adams grabs a rebound as Diamond Wiggins (right) defends during Wednesday’s battle between Yearling and Osceola. Miss Alma

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Bill Camp Body Shop Manager Kevin Hester General Manager Mike Mantovi Service Manager Jude Forte Asst. Service Manager www.fortpiercebuickgmc.com We will match the price of tires from any competitor tires: Nitro ll road hazard warranty and our exclusive rotation/alignment program*No security deposit required tax, title, license and dealer fees extra. Mileage charge of $0.25/mile over 20,000 miles“WE ARE A FULL SERVICE REPAIR FACILITY AND WE SERVICE ANY MAKE OR MODEL OF VEHICLES”. 0% Financing for 60 Months On All Remaining 2013’s in stock!! 2013 BUICK LACROSSE 2013 BUICK REGAL 2013 BUICK TERRAIN 2013 BUICK VERANO 2013 BUICK ENCLAVE 13 Okeechobee News January 17, 2014

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesMOVING SALE FRI. 17th AND SAT. 18th, 9-5, 3522 SE 34th AVE. QUALITY FURNITURE, MISC. HOUSEHOLD, SOME TOOLS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesAnn’s Affordable Cleaning Service and Pressure Washing. Inside and outside cleaning. Great References. 15 yrs. exp. Call@863-801-3296 License#10812 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. ServicesCHRISTIAN LADY WILL SIT WITH ELDERS. HOSPICE/RESPITE CARE, REASONABLE CALL 863-357-1236 Employment Full Time Apply online www.walpoleinc.comis now hiring EOE/DFWP Owner/Operatorsfor Tampa operations, local work with weekly settlements. Fuel purchase card available, Direct Deposit, Required insurance available through carrier. Class A CDL with 2 years AUTO TECHNICIAN WANTED Exp. with tools. 863-763-2666 FINISH OPERATORS NEEDED F/T APPLICANT MUST BE ABLE TO PROVIDE VERIFIABLE WORK EXPERIENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATING EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY. OKEECHOBEE, GLADES AND HIGHLAND AREA PLEASE CONTACT ENVIROTECH SYSTEM INC. 863-763-3143 DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full TimeSST Custom Fab is looking for an experienced welder/ fabricator. You can apply at our of ce located at 719 US Hwy 98 N. If you have any questions you can contact us at 863-763-1040. Shop here first! The classified adsShop Laborer General shop work. Take out trash, clean shop area, maintenance the yard, clean equipment, assist tech as needed, operate forklift. Must be a self motivator and multitask. Bi lingual is a plus. Please send resume to: dpadron@evergladesfarmequipment.com or fax to 561-996-8367 We are immediately hiring experienced OPERATORS (Track hoe/dozer/loader) Please contact Robert Waltman at 504-952-0860. Be prepared to submit a resume and quali cations. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Employment Full Time Dependable? Kind? Caring? JOIN THE RESCARE HOMECARE TEAM of dedicated caregivers who are making a difference! RN, LPN, Home Health Aide, CNA, and Companion positions available. Special needs in Labelle area. Proven experience and maturity are a must. Competitive Wages offered. Only the best need apply. Reliable transportation required to apply visit: www.rescare. com/careers or call 239-390-0824 EOE/M/F/D/V SOD FOREMAN Experienced, Self Motivated, Able to work on farm equip. Must have vehicle. Send resume to priest032809@yahoo.com Employment Medical CNA, MA, OR LPN F/T with bene ts. Mon-Fri with occ Sat. Must be willing to travel. Busy Dermatology Of ce. Experienced Preferred Contact Brooke Danley @ Water’s Edge Dermatology 863-467-6767 or bdanley@wederm.com One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Part TimeShipping/Receiving Parts Temporary position Aid with the duties of Receiving and shipping parts Stocking shelves Pull parts orders shop/counter/transfers Documenting parts on shop tickets. Friendly attitude Please send resume to: dpadron@evergladesfarmequipment.com or fax to 561-996-8367 Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. Medical Sales & Service Pain Management Of cenow accepting new patients. South Florida Pain Management, LLC is the of ce of Andrea Zotovas MD, located in Stuart, and serving patients in Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Ft. Pierce and Okeechobee. We provide safe, appropriate and responsible medical pain management services to patients with chronic, non-malignant pain conditions. If you would like more information, or to schedule an appointment for an evaluation, please call us at (772)221-9113 Computer/ SuppliesDell Desktop PC w/ at screen etc. Just $75 & up. 4 gb Windows 7 laptops $200 All like new clean & refurbished Call Tony 863-517-2782. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Golf Clubs/ EquipmentCLUB CAR GASOLINE, EXCELLENT CONDITION, CAME FROM UP NORTH $2,000 863-467-2824 FOR SALE USED GOLF BALLS 50 FOR $25.00 CALL 863-801-8528 Guns/Supplies SUNCOAST GUN SHOWJanuary 18th & 19thSaturday 9 am -5 pm & Sunday 10 am 4 pm HAVERT L. FENN CENTER2000 Virginia Ave., Ft. Pierce, FLBUY • SELL • TRADECONCEALED WEAPON CLASS $49Daily 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.suncoastgunshows.com Call 772-462-1521 for info. ApartmentsGOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZED APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN OKEECHOBEE AT THE TANGLEWOOD APARTMENTS MUST MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. PLEASE CALL 863-467-2079. TTY 1-800-233-6694. NW OKEE: 2 BR Apts available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $550mo, and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. ApartmentsOKEECHOBEE 1/1, New oor covering, clean, furnished, cable, Wi-Fi, elec, satellite W/D incld. $600/mo plus sec (863)467-1950 Guns/Supplies Apartments Houses RentADORABLE: In Town, 2BR, 2BA, Washer & Dryer, Porch. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $800 sec. (941) 504-3954 14 Okeechobee News January 17, 2014

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Houses RentDixie Ranch Acres area. 2 br. Duplex @ 10005 NW 64th Ave. Clean, quiet. Pets allowed upon approval. $550 month. Water & lawn maintenance included. $400 Sec. 863-610-0001 Newly remodeled & painted 3bdrm/1b. house in Dixie Ranch Estates on a large lot. First, Last & Security No Pets. $800.00 a month 863-634-2820 NICE, CLEAN HOUSE, 3BR/2 BATH, 8316 NW 80TH AVE. DIXIE RANCH ACRES, $850/MO., $600 SEC. PETS ALLOWED UPON APPROVAL 863-610-0001 OKEE2/1 $498.00 and 3/2 $ 600.00 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. TAYLOR CREEK ISLES 2 br./1 ba. CBS house on quiet Cul-de-sac. New carpet & paint. No Smkg. inside house. Small pet upon approval and will require additional deposit. $875 mo. plus Utilities. 1st., last, & Sec. req’d. Application must be completed for background checks. For more info. 863-610-1276. Houses SaleFor sale 3bd/1.5ba completely renovated and furnished sale price $13,400 or rent price $700/mo. for 6 months or $650/mo for 12 months 1st, last and sec. in Adult park 863-623-4412 or 304-687-0715 Kissimmee River 2 Bedroom 2 Bath older MH located on an acre of land on the Kissimmee River in the Fly In Community of River Acres. $80,500. No reasonable offer refused. Call 954-931-3732 for more info. Lots SaleFOR SALE BY OWNER LOT IN ANCIENT OAKS, EXTRA-LARGE CONCRETE PAD, NICE. BLOCK 4 LOT 3, $10,500.00, SHED $2,000.00. CALL 561-313-9382 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Lots SaleOAKS OF BLUE HERON BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME. PRICED TO SELL BY OWNER. RESIDENTIAL LOT ADJOINING THE GOLF COURSE. $22,500.00 CALL 863-634-2820 TREASURE ISLAND LARGE FENCED LOT WITH BEAUTIFUL OAK TREES. BUILD A HOME OR PUT MOBILE HOME ON LOT. $14,500.00 863-634-2820 Mobile Home Rent2 BEDROOM 1 BATH M.H., PAY $150 WEEKLY NO PETS 1ST & LAST WEEKS RENT $500 SECURITY DEPOSIT UP FRONT 863-634-7861 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 TREASURE ISLAND : 2 BR, 2 BA, Non smoking env. No pets. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)634-6114 Mobile HomeSaleFOR SALE 1997 14ft wide Chariot Park Model, w/14ft addition in Ancients Oaks 55+ Resort. 2bdrms w/king & queen bed, 2 baths, large livingkitchen & dining, laundry room w/washer, dryer & freezer. 28ft wide carport, 8x18ft screen porch extra, wide lot app. 1,000ft living area $82,500.00. Contact Lowell at: 5344 SE 65th Terrace Okeechobee Fl. PH.863-467-0669, Cell#309-269-3167 or IL#309-764-0310 Palm Harbor Factory liquidation Sale 6 models to choose from. 1200 sq ft up to 2400 sq ft...$12K OFF John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Mobile HomeSaleREDUCED PRICE MOBILE HOME FOR SALE VANTAGE OAKS 55+ PARK NEW AIR COND., SCREEN ROOM CALL FOR MORE INFO 863-484-0501 OR 863-447-1370 Boats1999 ALUMINUM 21ft SUN TRACKER DECK BOAT,120hp MERCURY MARINE ENGINE,TROLLING MOTOR, LIVE FISH WELL,FISH FINDER AND PEDESTAL SEATS ON FRONT. 2004 BOAT TRAILER. $4,500.00 863-763-3006 2000 ALUMINUM BASS TRACKER 17’ W/TRAILER, 75 HORSE TROLLING MOTOR, DEPTH FINDER, ON BOARD CHARGER, COVER, EXCELLENT CONDITION $4,800. 863-623-5360 FLATS BOAT 1996 ACTION CRAFT,2009 EVINRUDE 115hp ETEC W/WARRANTY UNTIL APRIL 2014, 2013 ROAD KING ALUMINUM TRAILER,JOHNSON 12volt TROLLING MOTOR,LOWRANCE FISH FINDER,CB RADIO $8,200.00 863-357-2586 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Motorcycles2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON ULTRA CLASSICBRANDYWINE COLOR-19,422 MILESSTAGE 2 KIT-AIR RIDE SEAT-DOUBLE STACKED GLOLIGHTS AND RAILS, MASTER TUNER-OVER $6,000 IN ADD ON CHROME&EXTRAS. GREAT RIDE-$13,500. 317-979-2104 Travel Trailers2005 29’ Travel Trailer berglass, 1 slide, excellent condition, Riverbend Park, water site $8,800 call 518-569-1736 or 518-586-1927 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Utility Trailers2008 PACE BOX TRAILER SINGLE AXLE DOUBLE DOORS AND 1 SIDE ENTRY DOOR LIKE NEW $1,800.00 CALL 863-763-3006 Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE NURSING DEPARTMENT WISHES TO ANNOUNCE THAT IT WILL HOST A SITE REVIEW FOR CONTINUING ACCREDITATION OF ITS ASSOCIATE DEGREE AND BACCALAUREATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAMS BY THE ACCREDITATION COMMISSION FOR EDUCATION IN NURSING, INC. YOU ARE INVITED TO MEET THE SITE TEAM AND SHARE COMMENTS ABOUT THE PROGRAM IN PERSON AT A MEETING ON FEBRUARY 4, 2014, FROM 4:00 P.M. TO 5:00 PM. IN ROOM H-106 AT THE INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FORIDA 34982. WRITTEN COMMENTS ARE ALSO WELCOME AND SHOULD BE SUTMITTED DIRECTLY TO: DR. SHARON TANNER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ACCREDITATION COMMISSION FOR EDUCATION IN NURSING 3343 PEACHTREE ROAD, NE, SUITE 850 ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30326 OR EMAIL: SJTANNER@ACENURSING.ORG ALL WRITTEN COMMENTS SHOULD BE RECEIVED BY THE ACEN BY JANUARY 29, 2014. 460341 ON 1/17/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold it’s Regular Session on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Frank Irby, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 459642 ON 1/17/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD050 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TOM FELDT the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 96 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 14 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 14 09 34S 33E 1-09-34-33-0A00-00014-D000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LUCITO FABIEN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of February, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 456916 ON 12/27/2013 1/3,10,17/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD298 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3834 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOTS 1 TO 4 INC E 1/2 OF LOT 5 LOTS 10 11 12 BLOCK 240 3-21-37-35-0020-02400-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: N & A CONSTRUCTION INC NASER ABUEQAB Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of February, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 457557 ON 1/10,17,24,31/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD051 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TOM FELDT the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 79 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS I AND J OF TRACT 14 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 14 AND W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 14 09 34S 33E 1-09-34-33-0A00-00014-I000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: FAUSTINA DILIDDO SABINO DILIDDO Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 6th day of February, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 456914 ON 12/27/2013 1/3,10,17/2014 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of Okeechobee The Magazine located at 316 NW 5th Street, in the County of Okeechobee, in the City of Okeechobee, Florida 34972 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 15th day of January, 2014. OTM Publications, Inc. 460324 ON 1/17/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News January 17, 2014 Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful! No wonder newspaper readers are more successful!

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD290 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3459 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17 THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 41 MIN 06 SEC EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 17 A DISTANCE OF 3433.40 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 347 PAGE 635 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 18 MIN 54 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 41 MIN 06 SEC WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 1.23 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 285 PAGE 631 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 18 MIN 54 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 323 PAGE 1145 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 41 MIN 06 SEC EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE A DISTANCE OF 181.16 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 323 PAGE 1145 THENCE NORTH 88 DEG 24 MIN 13 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 1412.00 FEET TO THE NW CORNER OF SAID LANDS AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 41 MIN 06 SEC WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 535.25 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID NE 9TH STREET THENCE NORTH 88 DEG 22 MIN 20 SEC WEST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 330.57 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 3 OF SAID FOUR SEASONS ESTATES THENCE NORTH 01 DEG 04 MIN 20 SEC EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 3 A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NE 11TH STREET THENCE SOUTH 88 DEG 24 MIN 13 SEC EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE AND THE EASTERLY EXTENSION THEREOF A DISTANCE OF 330.72 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY EXTENSION OF SAID WEST LINE OF THE LAND DESCRIBED IN ORB 323 PAGE 1145 THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 41 MIN 06 SEC WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY EXTENSION A DISTANCE OF 124.93 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 5.00 ACRES 1-17-37-36-0A00-00014-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: N & A CONSTRUCTION INC NASER ABUEQAB Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of February, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 457555 ON 1/10,17,24,31/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD291 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FL DUNDEE LIEN INVESTMENTS LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3463 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17 THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 41 MIN 06 SEC EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 17 A DISTANCE OF 3433.40 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 347 PAGE 635 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 18 MIN 54 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 41 MIN 06 SEC WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 1.23 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 285 PAGE 631 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 18 MIN 54 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF THE LANDS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 323 PAGE 1145 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 41 MIN 06 SEC EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE A DISTANCE OF 181.16 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 323 PAGE 1145 THENCE NORTH 88 DEG 24 MIN 13 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 1185.13 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE SOUTH 01 DEG 04 MIN 26 SEC WEST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 323 PAGE 1145 A DISTANCE OF 835.28 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 20A OF THE UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION OF FOUR SEASONS ESTATES THENCE NORTH 88 DEG 23 MIN 51 SEC WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 20 AND THE NORTH LINE OF 21A OF SAID FOUR SEASONS ESTATES A DISTANCE OF 226.57 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF LOT 9Y OF SAID FOUR SEASONS ESTATES THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 59 MIN 43 SEC EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 9Y A DISTANCE OF 220.01 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NE 9TH STREET THENCE NORTH 01 DEG 04 MIN 26 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 740.18 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EASTERLY EXTENSION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NE 11TH STREET THENCE SOUTH 88 DEG 24 MIN 13 SEC EAST ALONG SAID EASTERLY EXTENSION A DISTANCE OF 226.87 FEET THENCE SOUTH 01 DEG 04 MIN 26 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 124.93 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-17-37-36-0A00-00020-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: N & A CONSTRUCTION INC NASER ABUEQAB Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 20th day of February, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 457556 ON 1/10,17,24,31/2014 16 Okeechobee News January 17, 2014 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Big picture 6 Title holder? 10 Bean used in Asian sauces 14 Protective layer 15 SalomeŽ solo 16 Piece of mind? 17 Pirates home 19 Complete, in Cannes 20 Committed to 21 Divine ComedyŽ poet 22 High-tech printer capability 26 Group working on tips? 28 Playwright Pinter 30 Six-pack muscles 31 Laundry room brand 32 About half a million square miles of Asia 35 Dept. of Labor arm 39 Bugs, or whats literally found in 17-, 26-, 48and 59-Across 42 Caesarean infinitive 43 It parallels the radius 44 John Barleycorn 45 __ Sera, SeraŽ 47 One with goals 48 Jersey Shore city popularized by Springsteen 54 Pol. convention attendees 55 Swing vigorously 56 Flexible wood 58 Down the drain 59 Trudeau comic 64 Largest of the Near Islands 65 Ornamental vases 66 Aqua __: alcohol 67 Singer who said, Men should be like Kleenex„ soft, strong and disposableŽ 68 Enlightened response 69 Frost and others DOWN 1 Clean, in a way 2 Israeli gun designer __ Gal 3 Turn bad 4 Exterminators target 5 Diminished state 6 Brown 7 Robins weapon 8 Traces 9 Thats rich!Ž 10 Everythings fine for nowŽ 11 Write a 16Across 12 Gossipmonger 13 Final word at Orly 18 Give a little 21 Add (in), as music to a film 22 Piece of the pie 23 The StrangerŽ writer 24 Most Egyptians 25 Conclusion that doesnt follow 27 Scott of Happy DaysŽ 29 Back muscle, for short 32 Hair goop 33 Have 34 Uplifting garb 36 Cursed 37 Not brown or blue, perhaps 38 Australias __ Rock 40 One of three duck brothers 41 Letters after C or MS 46 www address 47 Arcade game starter 48 Company with a spokesduck 49 A deadly sin 50 Moisten while cooking 51 Standard partner 52 In cahoots 53 Light wash 57 Invitation letters 59 SADD focus 60 Theater program item 61 Colorado native 62 Informer 63 Celebratory cry By Gary Cee (c)2011TribuneMediaServicesInc 11/17/11 11/17/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center Events Saturday, Jan. 18, the Udder Bunch 4-H group will be hold a clinic. For more information on 4-H, call 863-763-6469.  Sunday, Jan. 19, the Okeechobee Youth Rodeo Association will hold a youth rodeo. Events are open to youth from 4 to 18 years old. For more information, please contact Kristi Clemons at 863-697-1193.  Saturday, Jan. 25 is the Seventh Annual Okeechobee Family Health and Safety Expo. The goal is to promote health and safety to the residents through the display of rst responder vehicles, demonstrations, health screenings, etc. BEach vendor will have something for you, including a raf e drawing for a nice prize! Take advantage of the health screenings, demonstrations, information and entertainment.  Sunday, Jan. 26, Mexican Rodeo with Mexican music, food and entertainment. BIG CYPRESS --The Seminole Tribe of Florida will present a reenactment of the Second Seminole War at the Big Cypress Shootout at Billie Swamp Safari, Saturday, Feb. 1 and Sunday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Battle re-enactments will take place at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday; at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The battle re-enactments honor the Seminole’s struggle and sacri ce to remain in their homeland and will feature authentic w eapons, soldier and warrior attire and tactics typical of the Second Seminole War. The event will also include music, Seminole food, Seminole and pioneer artisans, tomahawk throws, a primitive archery competition, authentic Seminole and soldier camps, venomous snake shows and alligator wrestling. “Period settlers” from around the country will hew wood, iron and silver crafts and depict trading techniques from the Seminole war era. In the 1830s, the United States was attempting to enforce its policy of Indian removal. The Seminoles were facing the loss of their homeland and their freedom. After broken treaties and failed peace parley’s, the Seminoles took up arms against removal, The U.S. Government thought they could quickly overpower the Seminoles and waged the ercest of all wars ever waged between the U.S. Government and Native Peoples. They burned settlements and captured, killed and scattered many Seminole families. This seven-year war cost more than the American Revolution and involved 52,000 soldiers ghting against less than 2,000 warriors. The Seminoles fought with courage and determination and had a unique knowledge of the land. Although many Seminoles were killed or removed to present-day Oklahoma, they were never defeated, and to this day their 3,500 descendants are known as “The Unconquered” Seminole of Tribe of Florida. Billie Swamp Safari is on Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation just north of I-75 (Alligator Alley) Exit 49. (located between Fort Lauderdale and Naples) Entry is $10 for adults, $6 for children (cash only). For information, call 1-800-GOSAFARI; e-mail shootout@semtribe.com; or, online at www.bigcypressshootout.com Big Cypress Shootout planned

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ROTARY CLUB OF OKEECHOBEE A PORTON OF THE PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT REAL LIFE CHILDRENS RANCH JANUARY 25, 2014 QUAIL CREEK PLANTATION 5PM TO 9PM THIS IS AN EVENT YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!! SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TICKETS $40 EACHSmoked Fish Dip Stuffed Jalaperos wtih Venison Swamp Cabbage Pheasant Axis Deer Frogs Legs Venison Kabobs Pulled Pork Red Stag Patties Quail Turkey Baked Beans Corn on the Cob Au Gratin Potatos Alligator Cup Cakes FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DONNA GAISER 863-610-9416 CANVAS.SHOP@YAHOO.COM 18 Okeechobee News January 17, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Lamar Williams had 12 points, seven steals and eight rebounds as Yearling overcame upset minded Osceola, 32-25, to continue a long winning streak against their cross town rival in middle school boys basketball action Wednesday. The Bulls nished off another strong season with a huge defensive effort in this game as they held the Warriors to under 30 percent shooting. Ja Juan Cherry gave a huge effort for the W arriors who had their chances on offense but couldn't get the shots to fall. Yearling coach Mike Wharin said he felt his team played well and did a good job picking up the pace of the game after Osceola tried to slow down the tempo. He said his team's zone defense did a good job preventing Osceola from getting good shots and rebounds. "The emotion is the biggest challenge. I told the kids not to spend too much emotion and energy in the rst quarter. I hate to say this is a rivalry game. I wore blue today because we are all a team and these guys will all be together next year at the high school," he added. Yearling led 10-6 after the rst quarter thanks to late buckets by Williams and Kysell Richardson. Darius Houze had a strong rst half with a three point basket and a jump shot to give Osceola the lead 11-10 in the second quarter. Yearling led 16-13 at the half. The third quarter proved to be the difference as Yearling got some transition baskets and held the Warriors to only two points. Osceola led 25-15 after the third quarter. Richardson said he wanted to get everyone involved and that he is very con dent in his teammates. "It feels good to win. We matched their intensity and they matched ours," he said. "They talked a little bit before the game and coach said let our game do the talking and w e got the win today." Wharin said Yearling is proud of the fact they have beaten Osceola for the last several seasons. He said it adds to the motivation of his players to keep the streak going. "These guys earned it," said the YMS coach. "Even if the streak was broken, the team really worked through some hard times and injuries this year that limited us. I think the team did a great job." Futch, who missed most of the year with torn ligaments in his ankle, returned for the nal game of the year and provided a lift for the Bulls on both ends of the court. "It feels good to be playing again. I think this was a good win and a good bang to go out with as we go to high school," he said. Down the stretch, Richardson hit a 3-point basket and Janavise Futch hit a couple baskets to put Yearling in control. A scary moment occurred during a race for a loose ball that injured Warrior point guard Jermaine Moore. He was able to return to the game in the fourth quarter after being assisted off the court. Richardson said he felt badly when Moore was injured because they have known each other for years and played football together. "He is like a brother to me. I felt bad when he went down but in the end he was okay and that was good," he said. Richardson said his team expects to win and he felt this win was a total team effort, "It's a rival game but even if there talent isn't as high as ours a lot of fans show up and it gets intense," he said. W illiams’ 12 leads YMS in 32-25 basketball win Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKeith Davis looks for an open teammate as Lamar Williams (in white) looks on during Wednesday’s game.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School girls w eight lifting team nished in third place at the Vero Beach Invitational held Saturday, J an. 11. Martin County was the winner of the meet and Fort Pierce Central nished in second place. Justice Kent nished in third place at 101 pounds with a lift of 85 pounds. Carrie W harin nished in second place in the 110 pound division with a top lift of 75 pounds. Mercedes Washington took third place at 129 pounds with a top lift of 130 pounds. Hannah Collier nished third at 154 pounds with a top lift of 125 pounds. Mikaela Queen nished in second place at 183 pounds with a top lift of 125 pounds. Jessica Drawdy took third place at 199 pounds with a top life of 135 pounds in the clean and jerk. Coach Tyrone Smith said the team took second at this competition last year and it was disappointing not to win the entire meet this y ear. He said it has still been a great year for the weight lifting team with many school records set by Tamea Allen, Jessica Mond, Elisia Garcia and Justice Kent. “We have a good shot at districts on January 24 if we make a few improvements in the next week,” he added.  Clewiston swept the season series from the Lady Brahmans in girls basketbal l Monday with a 50-42 win in Clewiston. It was a tough, physical battle according to the coaching staff. Kiana Hardy led the Lady Tigers with 23 points. Tianna Thomas had 18 points for the Tigers, (5-4). Bethany Stuart had 14 points, Taylor Trent eight points, and Thaddricka Sanders and Sha’Dajia Williams added seven points apiece for OHS.  Jensen Beach ended the Lady Brahman soccer season with a 5-1 victory at the District Tournament Monday in Martin County. Okeechobee’s only goal came on the foot of Keirstin Bostwick on an assist from Rosa Borja. Jensen Beach jumped out to a big lead in the rst half with ve goals, most of it due to Okeechobee mistakes on defense. “We were struggling marking in the center which resulted in several of the goals. In the second half the girls really pulled it together, made great passes, and contained Jensen further away from the goal,” coach Sonya Smith said. The Lady Brahman goal was the rst ever scored against the Falcons. Smith said she considered the effort a victory for her team. OHS ended the season with ve wins, two ties and 14 losses. It was the best record the soccer team has had in many years. Smith said if not the best season, it is one of the best soccer seasons for girls ever at Okeechobee High School. Highlights included a tie against Jensen Beach, 0-0, and a tie against Sebring, 0-0. “Thought it wasn’t a winning season I think the girls have accomplished a lot this year and will be remembered for years to come. I’m very proud of the team as are the other coaches for everything they have accomplished,” he added.  The boys’ soccer senior night match Monday was cancelled when Martin County Schools couldn’t provide bus transportation for the Tiger team. The ceremony for seniors was rescheduled for Saturday morning at 11 a.m. when the Brahmans host the Lake Placid Green Dragons.  Eddie Neal had 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and Tyrell Taylor chipped in with 13 points and seven boards to lead Okeechobee to a rare victory over South Fork, 51-36, Tuesday night in Okeechobee in high school basketball Roshell Thomas had 10 points and four assists for the improving Brahmans who stand at 7-9 on the season. OHS coach Shawn Hays said his team played well on both sides of the ball and got a much needed victory. “Defensively we did a much better job of limiting them to one shot. We covered their shooters and kept them out of the lane,” he said. On the offensive side of the ball Hays said he felt the team was patient and looked for opportunities rather than force the play, “We did a really god job of moving the ball around and not rushing our shots,” he added.  The Lady Brahmans basketball team fell at Sebring Tuesday 56-38. Cheyenne Nunez had 20 points and Bethany Stuart added 13 points for OHS. Sebring (10-3) played well on defense and took advantage of a tired Okeechobee squad which had played in Clewiston the night before. “It was a tough game for us from the beginning,” coach Morgan Ungerott stated, “We had played a very physical game the night before and lost some players to injury and had only eight dress for this game.” The Lady Brahmans lost Taylor Trent for the night due to an illness. Sha’Dajia Williams was injured against Clewiston and also unavailable. During the game, Okeechobee lost point guard Thaddricka Sanders to a thumb injury and she didn’t return. Ungerott said with all of those girls sidelined, it put too much of a burden on her two other stars, Nunez and Stuart. “The loss of those girls put the weight on the shoulders of Bethany and Cheyenne and I applaud my girls for continuing to ght and not giving up,” she said. It was a physical game as Sebring played very aggressive defense. OHS pulled to within 12 early in the fourth quarter but couldn’t get any closer. Sebring played a tight pressure defense which appeared to wear down the local favorites. Ungerott said she felt the team continues to ght hard and that she is proud of their efforts. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideFriday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Providing our community quality healthcare services with a personal touch for more than 30 years Emergency Services 24 hrs /7 days a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy R adiology Services Accredited by the American College of Radiology in: CT Scan, Digital Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, & Ultrasound Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ Inpatient and Outpatient Services Occupational Health / Workers Compensation We Treat Kids Too! 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