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Sunday, February 16, 2014 V ol. 105 No. 21 14.01 feetLast Year: 14.34 feet Lake Levels 75¢ Plus tax FWC modi es hunting zones ... Page 17 Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment ... Page 12 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Employees at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) were recently honored by being chosen as the employees of the year for 2013. The employees of the year were selected in four categories: administration, citizen volunteer, detention deputy and law enforcement. The nal selections were picked from those employees who had been previously named as the OCSO employee for a speci c quarter. The administrative employee of the year is Amy Fisher, who was nominated by OCSO Road Patrol Captain Gary Bell. “Amy has been a great asset to the road patrol during the transition to the new Spillman (computer) systems,” said Capt. Bell. “She has put in countless hours and has answered all questions with help provided to everyone that has asked. She has de nitely made the change a lot easier.” Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Fire ghter and Paramedic T.J. Parrish was named the OCSO employee of the year in the citizen volunteer category. He was nominated by Capt. Bell for his volunteer work with the OCSO Special Response Team (SRT). “T.J. serves as SRT medic and, as a volunteer, he receives no pay. However, whenever we have called T.J., he is there for the SRT OCSO honors employees of the year Submitted photo/ OCSOThe Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) employees of the year in the law enforcement category were Deputy Matt Crawford (far left), Deputy Sergeant Rob Coleman (second from right) and Deputy Joe Gracie, who is not pictured. Honoring the deputies with a plaque were Sheriff Paul May (second from left) and Deputy Captain Gary Bell (far right). See OCSO — Page 9 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenClinton Holt showed spectators how to wrestle an alligator at the Brighton Seminole Field Day on Friday. Stars of “Duck Dynasty,” “Gatorboys” featured at Brighton ReservationThe 76th Annual Brighton Seminole Field Day is under way this weekend featuring bull riding, alligator wrestling, native dancing, a reptile show, native village, story telling and more. Special guests include “Duck Dynasty” stars Uncle Si, Martin and Godwin as well as Jimmy Rif e of the T V Show “Gatorboys.” The festival gates opens at 8 a.m. church services will be at 10 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., there will be a question and answer session with stars of “Duck Dynasty” in the amphitheater. At 11:30 a.m., Jimmy Rif e will present an alligator wrestling show at the Gatorboys Exhibit. Brighton festival continues todaySee BRIGHTON — Page 10


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Guidance counselor arrested Let’s save the county some money and let the parents deal with the problem of the counselor who reportedly sent inappropriate texts and naked pictures to the young girls.  Power to the girls who turned him in  If there were other victims, I hope they are brave enough to come forward. This type of behavior should not be allowed.  They let him out on bond and then he was rearrested. Seems like those few days out on bond were expensive.  This is one more example of why parents should make sure they have access to see what is posted on their children’s Facebook pages. Insist that your kids “friend” you or don’t let them have a Facebook page. You don’t have to embarrass them by posting comments on it, but you should regularly check to see what others have posted there. By Mark Mayers, LMFT, CAPReal Life Children’s Ranch In our modern world, the idea of submission is not a popular concept. In most cases concepts like assertiveness, con dence and self-esteem completely overshadow the idea of submission. In God’s holy word, however, we are absolutely instructed to submit. 1 Peter 2:13-17 says 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor. God commands us to submit regardless of the other person’s response or position. 1 Peter 2:19-21 says 18 Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. 19 For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. 20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. Ultimately our proper submission to others is a re ection of Christ. It is a form of worship to, in humility, submit to others in a way that places them above us. Contradictory to what the world teaches, putting others rst, regardless of how they treat us, always has the greatest reward. Jesus summed it up this way Luke 27-36 27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. 32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. February 16, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.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 topics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating! 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News February 16, 2014 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Adrian Tyrone Brazell, 26, N.E. 17th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 11 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on Okeechobee County warrants charging him w ith the felonies of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to sell, sale of a controlled substance (cocaine) w ithin 1,000 feet of a park/community center/recreational facility and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a park/community center/recreational facility. His total bond was set at $125,000.  Michael James Raulerson, 18, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 11 by Deputy Jose Garduno on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of an occupied structure (four counts), violation of probation grand theft and violation of probation grand theft-motor vehicle. He is being held w ithout bond.  Timothy Wayne Carver Jr., 31, S.E. 63rd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 11 by Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas on an Indian River County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation petit theft. He is being held without bond.  Nicholas Corbisier, 39, Linda Road, Buckhead Ridge, was arrested Feb. 12 by Sergeant Justin Bernst on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $1,000.  Nathaniel Brown, 30, E. Fifth Terrace, Pahokee, was arrested Feb. 12 by Deputy Timothy Porter on a Palm Beach County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation burglary of a structure. His bond was set at $1,500.  Charles Aaron Shane, 23, S.E. 80th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 13 by Deputy Megan Holroyd on a Marion County warrant charging him with the felony of grand theft. His bond was set at $2,000.  Tomijac Jones, 20, S.E. 29th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 13 by Deputy Megan Holroyd on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with felony petit theft. He was released on his own recognizance. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week:ASSAULT 2700 block of N.W. Sixth St.  1500 block of S.R. 70 E.  1700 block of U.S. 441 N.  8000 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  4300 block of S.E. 22nd Court  1600 block of N.W. 47th TerraceBURGLARY 1300 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  3200 block of U.S. 441 S.  2500 block of S.E. 33rd St.  1400 block of N.W. 46th Terrace  2800 block of S.E. 35th Ave.  400 block of N.E. 31st Terrace  6800 block of S.E. 86th Blvd.  500 block of N.E. 31st TerraceCRIMINAL MISCHIEF 8200 block of S.W. Ninth St.  2700 block of N.W. Third St.  8300 block of S.W. Ninth St.  2700 block of N.W. Third St.FRAUD 6800 block of S.E. 88th Trail  300 block of N.W. 354th Court  4000 block of S.W. 16th Ave.  100 block of N.W. 23rd Lane  600 block of N.W. 22nd Lane  6800 block of S.E. 88th Trail  3700 block of N.W. 165th Court  3500 block of N.W. 18th Ave.  3200 block of S.E. 25th St.  7100 block of N.E. Second St.THEFT 15400 block of S.R. 70 E.  17900 block of U.S. 441 N.  4100 block of S.E. 29th Court  4700 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  300 block of S.E. 14th Ave.  3000 block of S.E. 18th Terrace  8900 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  8000 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  14500 block of N.W. First Parkway  600 block of N.W. 36th St. OCSO Investigations TALLAHASSEE — Tobacco Free Florida is encouraging Floridians to learn the facts about the harmful effects of using smokeless tobacco and to make a plan to stop using these products. To help raise awareness, the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida is observing Through With Chew Week from February 16-22. Compared to the decrease in youth cigarette use, there has not been a signi cant change in the use of smokeless tobacco products among youth. In 2013, 5 percent of Florida high school students reported current use of smokeless tobacco products compared to 5.1 percent a decade ago. Smokeless tobacco includes products such as chew, spit, dip, snuff and snus. These products are commonly used by placing the product between the teeth and gum. The chemicals in smokeless tobacco are then absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin. “Smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to cigarette smoking as some youth may believe,” said Tobacco Free Florida Bureau Chief Shannon Hughes. “In fact, some of these products may contain a higher concentration of nicotine than the average cigarette.” There are many dangers associated with the use of smokeless tobacco. Some of the harmful effects include:  Cancers of the mouth, tongue, cheek, throat, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, pharynx and larynx.  Increased risk of heart attack and stroke.  Leukoplakia (oral lesions on the cheeks gums, and/or tongue). Users of smokeless tobacco have an 80 percent higher risk of oral cancer and a 60 percent higher risk of esophageal cancer and of pancreatic cancer compared to non-users. The use of smokeless tobacco also causes gum disease (gingivitis), which can lead to bone and tooth loss. Studies show adolescent boys who use smokeless tobacco have a higher risk of becoming cigarette smokers. Like cigarettes, smokeless tobacco products contain nicotine, a highly addictive and dangerous chemical. Adolescents’ bodies are more sensitive to nicotine, and adolescents are more easily addicted than adults. Furthermore, most tobacco users start by the age o f 18. These young people rarely consider the long-term health consequences associated with tobacco use when they start and many continue using tobacco well into adulthood, often with serious and even deadly consequences. Tobacco Free Florida works to educate and inform citizens that smokeless tobacco products are not effective ways to quit smoking. Currently, there is no scienti c or medical evidence that can prove the use of smokeless tobacco is an effective way for a person to quit smoking. Floridians who want to quit any form of tobacco have access to the state’s free and proven-effective resources, which include free FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), like the patch and gum, when medically appropriate. This combined approach of counseling and NRT may double or triple a tobacco user’s chance of quitting. Tobacco Free Florida’s 3 Free & Easy Ways to Quit include:  CALL: Call the Florida Quitline at 1-877-U-CANNOW to speak with a Quit Coach who will help assess a user’s addiction and help create a personalized quit plan.  CLICK: Enroll in the Web Coach, which will help to create a web-based quit plan unique to each individual user, visit https://www.quitnow.net/ orida.  COME IN: Visit AHEC’s website, http://ahectobacco.com, to locate a local AHEC and sign up for Quit Smoking Now group classes. Take the initiative this February; make the choice to be Through With Chew. For more information on smokeless tobacco, visit www.tobaccofree orida. com/smokelesstobacco. Smokeless tobacco: Not a safe alternative to cigarette smoking


Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 64 will host Sunday night bingo Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen w ill offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds w ill bene t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Historical Society meets Feb. 17The Okeechobee Historical Society will meet Monday, Feb. 17 at noon in the museum on U.S. 98 N. If you are interested in joining the organization, bring a covered dish to share and dues of $10. The Tantie Quilters also welcome anyone to join their group w hich meets each Thursday in the museum.Nutritional class scheduledA contact re ex and nutritional analysis class will be held Monday, Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Douglas Chiropractic, 916 N.W. Park St. The class is taught by Dr. Edward Douglas. For information, call 863-763-4320.Garden, orchid clubs to meetThe Garden Club will meet Monday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Extension Center, 451 U.S. 98 N., and the Orchid Club meeting w ill follow at 7 p.m. Experts will share their knowledge of plants. Bring plants to show, or problem orchids to discuss. The program w ill include preparation for the fair. For information, call 863-763-6469. A uction aids Ronda TownsendOkeechobee's original Quarters for a Cause will host a quarter auction Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. for Ronda Townsend, a local nurse and mother of two who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The event will be held at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St., and is only for those 18 y ears of age and older.Bridal Expo meeting slatedA Bridal Expo vendor and informational meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Okeechobee County Library from 5:30 until 7 p.m. A schedule of events, volunteer and vendor information will be discussed. The expo will be held Saturday, April 12, at the A merican Legion. This is a charity fundraiser and all proceeds will go to My Aunt's House. For information, call Tammi at 772-708-6764.Businesswomen will meetThe Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Network's regular monthly meeting w ill be held Friday, Feb. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lodge at the Lake, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. To share ideas, announce successes as well as changes and offer new opportunities. This group has been meeting for more than 10 years. The exchange of small gifts will conclude the meeting.Learn about heart healthLearn about heart health this February with cardiologist Dr. Shakoor A. Arain who will speak at Raulerson Hospital on Friday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 863-763-9228.West Virginia Day slatedWest Virginia Day will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, 401 S.W. Fourth St., in the fellowship hall from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please bring a covered dish. For information, call 863-467-8636 or 863-634-1427.Library hosting Brenda ScottCelebrate Black History Month with poet, playwright and author Brenda Scott on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Okeechobee County Library beginning at 10:30 a.m. The program will include an open mic, poetry readings, plays and movies. For information, call the library at 863-763-3536. Softball tourney plannedA men's softball tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at the men's softball eld starting at 9 a.m. The tournament is a March of Dimes fundraiser for the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce. For information call John at 863-634-9188; or, Jill at 863-634-0870.Chalo Nitka Bass tourney setThe Chalo Nitka Big Bass Tournament will be held at the Alvin Ward Boat Ramp in Moore Haven on Saturday, Feb. 22 from safe light until 1 p.m. The entry fee is $25 per person with a guaranteed rst place prize of $1,000. Weigh-in the largest mud sh, gar or cat sh and win an additional $100. Entry forms and rules can be picked up and the Glades County Economic Development Council building or visit ChaloNitka.com. The Chalo Nitka Small Fry Fishing Contest will be held at the pond located behind the T-ball Field on Friday, Feb. 28. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and shing starts at 9:30 a.m.CCC will meet Feb. 25The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will meet Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. Special guest speakers will be: Marco Cuevas, RSVP Program; and Sabrina Seme, Big Brothers Big Sisters. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for children and their families. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257.Hospital hosts dinner, speakerDine with the Doctor at Raulerson Hospital will be held Tuesday, Feb. 25 The featured speaker will be orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Epstein. Dinner will be available at 4:30 p.m. for $5. The free lecture begins at 5 p.m. RSVP to 863-763-9228.FOE election is Feb. 26The Cypress Hut FOE Auxiliary, 4509, will accept nominations and have a special election Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. to ll the vacant of ce of madam vice president. All members are encouraged to attend.Dodge Ball tourney slatedThe B.R.A.T. Club will host a Dodge Ball Tournament Saturday, March 1, in Flagler Park #3 starting at 9 a.m. All proceeds are kept by the B.R.A.T Club for future events. The eld will be limited to the rst 30 registrations. Contact Allison Chandler at 863697-9096; or, e-mail her at alsn@embarqmail.com.Spring festival is March 1A Spring Fling Festival will be held in the woods at Freedom Ranch on March 1 Gates will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be all kind of items for sale as well as food vendors. There will also be live music. Entrance fee is $1 per car, except for vendors. Freedom Ranch is located at 11655 U.S. 441 S.E. E-mail for a vendor application and pricing at: spring ingfest@gmail.com; or, call 863-763-9800.Children’s Ranch hosts saleReal Life Children's Ranch Yard Sale is open Wednesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out for great bargains. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Russell ‘Russ’ Dean Bella, 66OKEECHOBEE Russell "Russ" Dean Bell a died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at his residence. He was loved by his wife, Linda and many others. He was a plumber by trade and an accomplished traveler. Russ was the person whom everyone went to when something needed to be xed. He would always select a quality hammer, he loved nature, and was thankful for the wonderful life he had with his wife and family. Russ had a lifelong love affair with his favorite foods, ice cream, Dove bars and chocolate chip cookies (which Linda always made). Russ is survived by his mother, Lorraine Bella; sisters, Janice and Cynthia; and a brother, Ron. He married his main squeeze, Linda Bella, almost 34 years ago, he had three girls, Lisa, Kim and Danielle; as well as his dogs, Bear and Bell a and a parrot named Harley. His family will hold a celebration service at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at the Big O R V Resort Clubhouse, located at 7950 Hwy 78W, Okeechobee, FL 34974-7750. In lieu of owers, the family asks that you make a donation to Humane Society Pet Rescue FL, Inc., PO Box 233, 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. 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Tips to help integrate dairy foods into your diet with easeWhile many of us eagerly consume three daily servings of milk, cheese and yogurt, those who believe they are lactose intolerant may struggle to nd substitutes for the nine essential vitamins and nutrients found in protein-packed dairy foods. February is National Lactose Intolerance Awareness Month, making it a great time to shed some light on this issue and help people incorporate dairy into their diets. Lactose intolerance is often mischaracterized as an allergy or disease that automatically requires complete dairy avoidance. That is simply not the case. Lactose intolerance affects the body's ability to digest lactose a natural sugar mainly found in dairy foods. The good news is, however, lactose intolerance is not an all-or-nothing condition. "When looking at lactose intolerance, there's a solution to meet most needs in the dairy case of your local grocery store, so you don't have to miss out on the great taste and health bene ts of dairy foods," says Alyssa Greenstein, registered dietitian with Florida Dairy Farmers. "Lactose intolerance is easy to manage and therefore shouldn't automatically mean eliminating dairy from your diet." Dairy foods are not only delicious, they are packed with key vitamins and minerals including protein, calcium, potassium and vitamins A, D and B12 that can help maintain a healthy diet. Here are some tips for those who are sensitive to lactose, that can help make dairy consumption a more enjoyable and regular part of their eating regimen. Try the lactose-free approach. Lactosefree milk is the same as regular milk, just without the lactose. Products like Lactaid taste great and provide the same nutrients as milk that contains lactose. Take baby steps. Start with a small amount of milk daily and increase it slowly over several days or weeks to help your body adapt and build tolerance. Mix dairy with other foods. Pouring milk over your cereal, adding a slice of cheese to your sandwich or blending yogurt into fruit smoothies are great ways to ease dairy into your diet. Drinking milk with meals also helps since solid foods slow digestion and allow the body more time to digest the lactose. Incorporate natural cheeses. When milk is made into cheese, most of the lactose is removed. Try natural cheeses such as Cheddar, Colby, Monterey Jack, mozzarella and Swiss, as they contain little or no lactose. For information about Florida Dairy Farmers or to nd out more about lactose intolerance and ways to incorporate dairy into your diet, visit www. oridamilk.com. Lactose intolerance doesn’t mean ditching dairy 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SUPPORT LOCAL ECONOMY SUPPORT LOCAL ECONOMY New Furniture For Less! INSTANT FREE DELIVERYHighpoint Furniture2346 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, Fl 863-382-0600C GHours: MonSat. 10-5 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 12 p.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North 8 Okeechobee News February 16, 2014 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Prices out the roof again this week! Most calves were $2-$3 higher. Slaughter Cows & Bulls $3+ Higher. Kind of scary, but we need it! Expect good prices for awhile, especially with numbers down. Our PCA Internet sales are doing great, so call us to set up your truck loads of calves. Watch PCA sales every other Thursday at 10 a.m. Jessica Gabbard, Port St Lucie, topped the Calf Market with a high of $3.80 bought by Bellamy Cattle. Triple C Cattle, Hialeah, topped the Cow Market with a high of 119.00 bought by Central Beef. We have three young Charolais Bulls and one young Angus bull left for sale! Call 863-763-3127. Todd Apps for exemptions offeredApplications for homestead exemption, senior exemption, veteran exemption and agriculture classi cation for 2014 should be led with the Okeechobee County Property Appraiser's of ce by March 1 in accordance with Florida Statues. For information on exemptions, contact the property appraiser's of ce at 863-763-4422; or, visit their webpage at www.okeechobeepa.com.


unit and stays as long as needed,” said Capt. Bell. “I nominate T.J. on behalf of the entire SRT unit.” James ‘Roy’ Bass was nominated by his supervisors — Lieutenant John R. Rhoden and Sergeant Randy Worth — and selected as the detention deputy of the year. “Roy deserves the award for his consistent hard work, good personal and work ethics, professionalism, ability to get along w ith everyone and his ability to learn and teach,” said Sgt. Worth. “His job pro ciency and many other great traits make him a great employee and an asset to the department.” Lt. Rhoden selected Deputy Bass for his attempt to save the life of a man found unconscious in the bathroom of a local convenience store. Deputy Bass was on his way to w ork at the time. “Deputy Bass and the store worker initiated CPR until instructed to stop. Unfortunately, the person was pronounced dead,” said Lt. Rhoden. “Deputy Bass showed no hesitation in acting as a rst responder through the training received at this department. It is through his actions that give me faith in his ability to be a proven asset for this department.” Three OCSO deputies — Deputy Sergeant Rob Coleman, Deputy Matt Crawford and Deputy Joe Gracie — were chosen as the employees of the year for their fearless actions in apprehending a murder suspect who had ed to Okeechobee County. On Feb. 16, 2013, there was a homicide in Martin County and deputies from the Martin County Sheriff’s Of ce and the OCSO pursued the still-armed suspect until he lost control of his vehicle and ran into a canal, said Capt. Bell in his nomination of the three deputies. “The suspect would not comply with orders given. Sgt. Coleman, Deputy Crawford and Deputy Gracie entered the water to gain control of the suspect and rescue two juvenile females the suspect would not turn over to law enforcement,” stated the road patrol captain. “Subsequently, the suspect was apprehended and the juveniles were rescued unharmed. “I know what it’s like to enter water to apprehend a suspect and I can assure you it is not pleasant. These deputies show that they have what it takes to carry out a mission and not complain. This is most certainly a job well done,” added Capt. Bell. In recognizing these employees and volunteers, Sheriff Paul May said OCSO employees amaze him on a daily basis. “I’m proud of all my employees and I could not work with a better group of people. It is my pleasure to recognize these employees for their outstanding performance,” he said. OCSOContinued From Page 1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Okeechobee News February 16, 2014 Submitted photo/ OCSOOkeechobee County Fire/Rescue Fire ghter-Paramedic T.J. Parrish (center) was recently named the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) citizen volunteer of the year. With him during the presentation of his plaque were OCSO Road Patrol Captain Gary Bell (left) and Sheriff Paul May (right). Submitted photo/ OCSOSheriff Paul May (left) and Jail Administrator Ronnie White (right) recently recognized Detention Deputy James Roy' Bass (center) as the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) employee of the year in the detention deputy division. Submitted photo/ OCSOAmy Fisher (center) was recently named the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) employee of the year in the administration category. On hand for the presentation of her plaque were Sheriff Paul May (left) and executive assistant Juanita White (right).


At noon, Dallas Aracand, three-time w orld champion hoop dancer, will perform in the amphitheater. At 12:30 p.m., The Buddy Big Mountain puppet show will be in the amphitheater and the ProRodeo Fan Zone will open near the main entrance. The Shannon Reed Band will perform in the Fan Zone. At 1 p.m. Seminole Storyteller Ollie Wareham will be in the amphitheater. At 1:30 p.m., David “The Cobra Kid” Weathers, will present a venomous snake show in the amphitheater. At 2 p.m. there will be an alligator wrestling show by James Holt of the Seminole Tribe in the amphitheater. From 2 to 3 p.m., Uncle Si, Martin and Godwin will be available for a “meet and greet.” At 3 p.m., there will be an exhibition of Pow Wow dancing in the amphitheater. At 3 p.m., the Seminole Classic Extreme Bulls event will be in the rodeo arena. Entrance admission is $25 on Sunday. The festival grounds are on Harney Pond Road, off State Road 721 (aka Reservation Road) in Glades County. From Okeechobee, go west on State Road 70 to State Road 721 and turn left, or go west on State Road 78 to State Road 721 and turn right. For information, call 863-467-6039; or, go online to www.rezrodeo.com. BRIGHTONContinued From Page 1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 10 Okeechobee News February 16, 2014 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenDallas Aracand performed a hoop dance at the Brighton Seminole Festival on Friday. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenIn the native village, Seminole craftsmen work on a traditional canoe.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Make sure it’s passion and not heart disease thats giving your loved one shortness of breath. Ask your doctor for a referral for both of you to see one of the expert cardiologists at Raulerson Hospital. Be extra sure that love is the only thing that makes your hearts weak.Schedule an appointment today at 863-763-9228 or: YOU SHOULDbe the only thing that takes HIS BREATH AWAY.GetHisHeartChecked.com 1796 Highway 441 N € Okeechobee, FL 34972 € RaulersonHospital.com 11 Okeechobee News February 16, 2014 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a common diagnosis in our area. COPD makes it dif cult to push air out of the lungs. The oxygen-poor air will build up. If the lungs are lled with this air, there is no room for fresh, oxygen-rich air. COPD includes: emphysema air sacs of lungs are damaged; and, chronic bronchitis disorder of the large airways of lungs. The changes to lung tissue differ with the two diseases. Normal and Emphysemic LungCOPD may develop due to: cigarette smoking, inhaling toxins or other irritants, or genetic predisposition. Factors that increase y our chance of developing COPD include: smoking cigarettes, long-term exposure to second-hand or passive smoke, having family members with COPD, exposure to pollutants, having a history of frequent childhood lung infections and being age 50 or older. Early symptoms of COPD include: coughing in the morning, coughing up clear sputum (mucus from deep in the lungs), wheezing and shortness of breath with activity. As the disease progresses, symptoms may include: increased shortness of breath, a choking sensation when lying at, fatigue, trouble concentrating, heart problems, weight loss, breathing through pursed lips and more frequent are-ups (periods of more severe symptoms). Your physician will ask you questions about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done and tests may include: CT scan, chest x-ray, blood tests and lung-function tests; all of which are available at Raulerson Hospital. Since there is no treatment to cure COPD, the focus aims to ease symptoms and improve quality of life. Some of these treatments include: smoking cessation, environmental management of the toxins you are exposed to, medications to open, relax, decrease inflammation, thin secretions and treat infections of the lungs. Taking the u and pneumonia vaccines may reduce are ups of COPD. Good nutrition, receiving oxygen, exercising and practicing breathing and coughing techniques can also help treat COPD. Raulerson Hospital's Cardiopulmonary Department is staffed by respiratory care practitioners, who are state licensed and work to evaluate, treat and care for patients with cardiac and pulmonary disorders. They work with patients of all ages and are quali ed to perform intensive and critical care procedures. Respiratory care practitioners are part of the life-saving response team that act on patient emergencies. These same professional Respiratory Therapists are hosting a free monthly Better Breathers support group for those suffering from COPD. Raulerson Hospital's Better Breathers Support Group offers the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others who share in the struggles. The meetings will feature educational presentations on a wide range of relevant topics and tools, including: How COPD affects the lungs ; Breathing techniques; Exercise; Talking with your physician; Medications and other treatment options; Medical tests; Supplemental oxygen; and, Home health care. To register for the free Better Breathers Class held on the rst Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. in Raulerson Hospital's Cafeteria, please call 863-824-2702. For a free physician referral, call 863-763-9228. Support group helps sufferers understand COPD By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Medical Reserve Corps was founded after the 9/11 disaster. W hen the rst responders became victims themselves, people who were not medically trained would help in any way they could. From that, the Medical Reserve Corps was born, training local volunteers to help in a time of need. They are trained in rst aid, search and rescue techniques and triage techniques. They are soon to start the K-9 therapy unit as well. They are also right here in Okeechobee. You can contact the Medical Reserve Corps at 863-462-5819. Toni’s Chic Boutique 123 S.W. Park St., has brand new fashions and jewelry, all new inventory. They always have great deals! Stop by just to look around. You are guaranteed to nd that out t for any special occasion. They are always happy to help y ou with all your needs. Don't forget to tell them Tammi sent you! You can give them a call at 863-357-8664. Quail Creek Plantation 12399 N.E. 224th St., is a great place to spend the day shooting. Bring your dog; while you have fun at your sport, your dog will have a blast in the kennel play area. Quail Creek has everything from sporting clays, quail hunting, pheasant power shoots and a spring turkey shoot. They offer lodging and meal accommodations. Have a wedding or corporate party coming up? Quail Creek is a beautiful v enue. Give them a call at 863-763-2529 or v isit their website at www.quailcreekplantation.com. Big growth in our web site! Last year, the Okeechobee News website was redesigned, and it's really been paying off with increased audience and traf c. According to Google Analytics, the visits to our orida. newszap.com website in 2013 increased from 156,330 in 2012 to 509,241 that's a 226 percent increase. Pa g e views on our website (which equates to numbers of pages viewed) almost reached a million, as we had 907,450 compared to 366,753 last year a 148 percent increase. "Unique visitors," which equates to the number of different people who came to the site, increased to 262,651 ... a gain of 277 percent! With the weather being all wacky as of late here in Florida. Most of us have either caught a cold, have a cold or getting over one. Here is something that will warm your bones and make that cold seem like it's not even there. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter, 1/2 cup diced carrot, 1/2 cup diced onion, 1/2 cup diced celery, 1 pinch salt, 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, 2 tablespoons melted chicken fat, 2 quarts roasted chicken broth, 4 ounces uncooked wide egg noodles, 2 cooked boneless chicken breast halves, cubed, 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional), 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste. Directions: 1. Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Stir in carrot, onion, celery, salt, and fresh thyme. Stir in chicken fat; cook and stir until the onions turn soft and translucent, 5 to 6 minutes. 2. Stir in roasted chicken broth and bring to a boil. 3. Season to taste with salt, if necessary; stir in egg noodles and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. 4. Stir in cooked chicken breast meat and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes. Season with cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper to taste. Stay warm and feel better everyone! Source: www.allreci p es.com.


Special to the Okeechobee News Once again, the re-enactment of the Battle of Okeechobee, of the Second Seminole War will return at the newly created Okeechobee Battle eld Historic State Park in Okeechobee County on Saturday, Feb. 22, and Sunday, Feb. 23. With each annual event, new entertainment and venues are added. This year Guy LaBree, historical artist w ill attend. The past six annual events drew large crowds. The Okeechobee Battle eld Friends, Inc. are coordinating the upcoming event. Gates will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days. Battle re-enactments will be held at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 per car. Seating is limited and it is recommended you bring your own chair. This historic battle, fought on Christmas Day in 1837, was the largest and ercest battle of the Second Seminole War. A talented cast of re-enactors will portray erce Indian warriors such as the great Indian war leaders Abiaca, Coacoochee, Halleck-Tustenuggee and Alligator. Some of these great warriors are portrayed by their descendants. As the drama unfolds, it depicts how the Seminoles, greatly outnumbered, battled the massive militia and U.S. Army troops led by Colonel Zachary Taylor and Colonel Richard Gentry of the Missouri Volunteers. The dramatic battle will be narrated by author and historian John Missall. Experience Seminole and other artisans, Pow Wow Dancing, Military display, period vendors and exhibits, a Seminole Jacket Raf e, Seminole Indian food, living history, cannon demonstrations, 1800s Irish folk music, alligator demonstrations, children's horse rides, music, fun, food and more! Come and enjoy a fun- lled family day! The Okeechobee Battle eld received designation by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the summer of 2000 as one of America's 11 most endangered historic lands due to encroaching development. Dedicated state, county, city and Tribal of cials, organizations and individuals partnered to preserve the land and after years of hard work and determination, the site was purchased by the State of Florida for a state park in 2006. The park is located at 38th Avenue, on what was once cattle range and is not yet of cially open to the public as the grounds are in the planning and development process. Directions to the park are: From West Palm Beach: Take 710 (also known as Beeline) to 70 West; take 70 West to intersection of 70 and 441 in Okeechobee City; turn left onto 441 South and continue through Okeechobee to 441 S.E., turn left onto 441 S.E. and go approximately 1 mile and look for signage. From the Treasure Coast: Take 70 West to intersection of 70 and 441 in Okeechobee City; turn left onto 441 South and continue through Okeechobee to 441 S.E., turn left onto 441 S.E. and go approximately 1 mile and look for signage. Address and GPS are: 3500 S.E. 38th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 27.211601 80.789350 This event is sponsored by many agencies, organizations and individuals. Call 863610-2333 or 863-763-8667 for information; or, visit www.okeechobeebattle eld.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The amount of bene“ts provided depends upon the plan selected and the premium may vary with the amount of bene“ts selected. These policies have limitations and exclusions. For costs and complete details of the coverage call your local agent or Florida Blue. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc., D/B/A Florida Blue and Health Options, Inc., D/B/A Florida Blue HMO are Quali“ed H ealth Plan issuers in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Health insurance is offered by Florida Blue. HMO coverage is offered by Florida Blue HMO, an af“liate of Florida Blue. 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Parrott Ave. #10-D Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863) 467-5454 12 Okeechobee News February 16, 2014 Battle Of Okeechobee Re-enactment set for Feb. 22-23 Special to the Okeechobee NewsRe-enactors pose with the Battle of Okeechobee monument which is installed in the park. The monument was moved from its original site on U.S. 441 S.E. on Sept. 4, 2012, to the battle site of the Battle of Okeechobee State Park. The monument was the rst permanent installation at the park.


Special to the Okeechobee News If you are searching for an affordable day or weekend trip in Florida, then look no further than your Florida State Forest. There are currently 35 Florida State Forests with 1,058,000 acres of designated trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and off highway vehicle riding. Annual passes are now available; the annual day use entrance pass costs thirty dollars ($30) and is valid for one year of unlimited visits. The annual pass allows the driver and up to seven passengers entry into any Florida State Forest where a fee is routinely required. Entrance Fee for designated areas is $2 per person, children under 6 admitted free. For over 75 years, Florida Forest Service has been preserving large parcels of land for recreation and the state’s future natural resource needs. These hidden treasures along Florida provide a break from the hectic city life and allow you to relax in “old Florida” style. From wetlands in South Florida to pine plantations in North Florida, Florida State Forest trails serve as outdoor classrooms for people of all ages to explore and learn. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 AIDEN VALCANIANT BIRTHDAY Happy 1st Birthday Little Man. 2-13-14 Love, Grama, Grampa, Mommy, Daddy, Aunt Alicia, and Uncle JR. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Kemp along with the mother of the bride to be, Rachel Kemp, all of Okeechobee, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Lynn Kemp to Jarred Lloyd Morris of Okeechobee. Jarred is the son of Timothy Morris, Okeechobee and Alena Oliver, of Carlinville, Illinois, formerly from Okeechobee. JARRED MORRIS ENGAGEMENT CHRISTINA KEMP 13 Okeechobee News February 16, 2014 Take a Florida Forest Break Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSYMS Students of the WeekYearling Middle School is proud to announce students of the week for Jan. 21 are: Teressa Ruiz, Brenda Mejia, Alejandro Espinoza, Dalton Pitts, Kiera Hernandez and Luis Flores-Jaimes. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESSouth Elementary Students of the WeekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary for the Week of Feb. 7. They are: Landen Ramsey, Madison Smith, Gabriel Sanchez, Jackelen Barcenas, Leann Powell, Kimberley Yates, Sha’Kayla Tolliver, Logan Hamblen, Damon Tyner, Cameron Hamblen, Elijah Harrison, Yahira Gomez Garcia, Jacob Hardy, Kora Lemmerman and Brice Anuez.


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Restaurant Concept Manager, Retail Assistant Manager, Retail Supervisor, Cashiers, Cooks, Dishwashers, Janitors English language is a MUST. Maschmeyer Concrete Company of Florida is seeking highly motivated, honest and dedicated Delivery Professionals for our Okeechobee Plant. If you are looking for a “family” environment where our superior work atmosphere is a way of life, then you have come to the right place. A CDL license is required and knowledge of the concrete construction business is preferred but not required. Please email your resume to Teresa Boyda, the Team Member Services Manager at tboyda@ maschmeyer.com 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 SalesBIG ANNUAL YARD SALE FEB 21ST & 22ND, 8AM TILL ?, 1012 NW 2ND STREET. TOOLS, ELECTRONICS GUITARS AND AMPS, HOUSEHOLD GOODS, BABY ITEMS, FITNESS AND WEIGHTS. RIVER ACRES ANNUAL COMMUNITY YARD SALE THUR. 20TH& FRI. 21ST 7AM TILL 3PM, 98 NORTH, 144TH TRAIL LOOK FOR SIGNS AND BALLOONS, SEE YOU THERE! We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full Time DISPATCHER / DRIVER Class B, Hazmat & Tanker Must have excellent computer and communication skills. Bene ts, Vacation, Insurance, and good pay. Palmdale Oil Co. 863-763-3617 120 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 EXPERIENCED ONLY, Electrician, Clean D/L, drug free work place, if you do not want to work do not apply. Bass Electric 2801 SW 3rd Terrace, Okeechobee. (863)467-8705Great opportunity! The Gilbert Family is hiring an Alignment Technician. Busy, privately owned and family operated dealer. The Gilbert Family has been serving Okeechobee for over 80 years, experience counts. Don’t miss this chance to make a move! STRONG PRODUCTS, PAY & BENEFITS! Drug Free Workplace EOEGilbert Chevrolet 3550 Highway 441Okeechobee Email resume: hr@gilberthasit.com Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Business OpportunitiesNewspaper Carriers Wanted call 863-467-1371 and leave Name and Phone number 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. Furniture FOR SALE COUCH, 2 BEDROOM SETS, 2 RECLINERS, TABLE-4 CHAIRS, COFFEE AND 2 END TABLES, CALL FOR PRICES 863-610-0596 Guns/SuppliesWINCHESTER .30/.30 MODEL 94 LEGACY, MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CT. NEW IN BOX, NEVER FIRED. CALL 863-467-7539 Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 Employment Full Time Apartments2bd/1ba Fully Furnished utilities included, w/d, pool, tennis court, club house privileges. Linens, dishes. In Kings Bay long/short term lease. 863-634-8331 Employment Full Time Condos/Townhouses RentCONDO FOR RENT 2Bd/2Bth Oak Lake Villas $850 per month 1st, Last, Security Req’d. Call (863) 801-3133 Shop here first! The classified ads Houses RentBUCKHEAD 3bd/2ba WATERFRONT, DOUBLE LOT, SEAWALL, AVAILABLE MARCH 1st., ALL APPLIANCES INCLUDING WASHER/DRYER, VERY CLEAN, SCREENED PORCH AND STORAGE SHED, $1,050.00/mo. CALL (561)312-8471 HOUSE FOR RENT, 2BD/1BA, CBS IN TAYLOR CREEK ISLES. $800.00 MONTHLY PLUS UTILITIES, NON SMOKING & SMALL PET POSSIBLE. CALL 863-610-1276 NICE 3 BDRM, CAN BE 4 BDRM, 1 BATH HOUSE IN DIXIE RANCH. NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURITY $800.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 Houses RentOKEE2/1 $490.00 and 3/2 $ 599.00 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. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeWe are immediately hiring experienced carpenters & nishers for a concrete construction project. Please contact Doug Creel at 305-970-9868. Employment Part Time Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community Part Time Maintenance Person Level II Background check required. 3 Days a week Apply in Person 203 SE 2nd Street PART-TIME Landscape Crew Leader Needed (Self Motivated), machine operator experience, clean driving record. Please contact 863-634-5417 OR 863-873-1507 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Employment Full Time Houses Rent 14 Okeechobee News February 16, 2014


IMMEDIATE OPENINGOKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY (OUA) has an immediate opening for a Meter Reader Applicant must be willing and able to perform light to heavy physical labor, courteous and professional in dealing with general public and fellow workers. Applicant must have neat and legible handwriting, basic mathematical skills and possess a high a school diploma or the equivalent. is position will entail working outside with the reading, installation and repairs of water meters. Applicant must possess a valid FL Operators Drivers License (requires clean driving record for the last three years). Please visit our oces at 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 to complete the application paperwork or you may obtain an application at www.oua.com. Applications will be accepted until March 3, 2014. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE IMMEDIATE OPENING Okeechobee Utility Authority Maintenance Department has an opening for Distribution System Operator Applicant must be willing and able to perform heavy physical labor, work well with other employees and the general public. e position will entail working outside with the installation and maintenance of the water distribution and wastewater collection system. Applicant must possess a valid FL Operators Drivers License (requires clean driving record for the last three years), high school diploma or equivalent, neat legible handwriting and basic mathematical skills. Please visit our oce at 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 to complete the application paperwork or obtain an application at www.oua.com. Applications will be accepted until March 3, 2014. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACESales Support RepresentativeFantastic Opportunity Challenging & Rewarding Role International Brand NQAS is recognized as a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of replacement parts to suit CASE and John Deere cane harvesters. A unique opportunity has arisen within our Clewiston FL operation for a ‘hands on’ sales support representative. By nature you will be results orientated, good humored, bilingual in Spanish and English and have a solid commitment to delivering outstanding customer service and spare parts advice to a variety of individuals who include harvester contractors, purchasing managers and mechanical workshops via telephone, email and counter sales. You will be responsible for interpreting and followup on customer needs, preparing customer quotes and orders, invoicing, purchasing and coordinating orders being imported and exported. A background in mechanical parts, con dent clear communication along with the ability to make decisions and remain calm under pressure will be the key to your success. NQAS offers a great place to work and a friendly supportive culture. To apply, please email your resume to Rebecca@nqascorp.com or mail to PO Box 1780, Clewiston, Florida 33440. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000368 ONEWEST BANK, F.S.B. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTORS, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF PATRICIA A. CAVANAUGH, DECEASED; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; PALM VILLAGE RANCH HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A NATIONAL CITY BANK F/K/A HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK; ALFRED K. BERGER, II; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTORS, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF PATRICIA A. CAVANAUGH, DECEASED whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein TO: ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida, has been led against you: LOTS 87 AND 88, OF PALM VILLAGE RANCH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 34 AND 35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH A 2005 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: GMHGAl290460045A AND IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: GMHGAl290460045B This property is located at the street address of: 4280 Southwest 9th Way, Okeechobee, Florida, 34974. YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiff’s Attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s Attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. This Notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Okeechobee News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on February 5, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk**IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN’S WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 461658 ON 2/9,16/2014 LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERS Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com EOE/DFWPWalpole is looking for local and regional Class A company CDL drivers with a minimum of two years driving experience and a clean driving record. Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, located at 1728 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact Beth Albert at the Planning and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Ave., Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, (863) 824-3050. All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Code Enforcement tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the Department. Beth Albert Code Enforcement Of cer III 462060 ON 2/16/14 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Houses RentRIVER RUN: 2BR, 2BA, DW MH Rent w/option to buy. Option deposit $3,000 Rent $750 mo. ANCIENT OAKS: 1BR, 1BA w/Florida Rm. & Carport. Rent w/option to buy. Option deposit $4,000 Rent $500 mo. (55+ older community) Home Realty Services LLC. 863-801-4498. Ask for Diane. Waterfront RentalsBEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 2BD/3BA, ON RIM CANAL WITH A BOAT DOCK, AVAIL. MARCH 1ST CALL 239-246-6301 Houses Sale3bd/2ba CBS HOME ON CANAL LAKE ACCESS, DOCK AND DECK, SCREENED IN PORCH, 2 CAR GARAGE, FURNITURE AND PONTOON INCLUDED $249,000.00 CALL 863-357-3195 OR 314-640-3195 Lots Sale1/2 Acre Lot, fenced, oak trees, house or mobile home ok, off of 15A & 710 Hwy. One mile to Lake. $21,000 Owner Finance Call 863-610-1600 Mobile Home RentFORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond/creek, 3BR, 2BA Trailer, Deposit required Rent $850/mo. (772) 464-9226 M.H. FOR RENT, COVERED BOAT PARKING, STORAGE SHED, GOOD AREA, 50+, REF. 1ST & LAST $400.00 PER MO. CALL 502-803-1876 OR 502-682-2403 NICE CLEAN Newly Renovated 1bd & 1bd home in nice quiet park, small dog okay, Security required. 239-246-6301 TREASURE ISLAND : 2 BR, 2 BA, Non smoking env. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)634-6114 Mobile HomeSale3BD/1.5BA MOBILE HOME ON THE WATER, DEAD END STREET, COMPLETELY FURNISHED $42,500.00 CALL 863-763-4174 OR 859-339-1888 Triple Your Tax Refund at Palm Harbor Homes Plant City!! www.plantcity. palmharbor.com Call John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details. BoatsBOATS FOR SALE 15 USED BOATS & MOTORS, ASSORTED SIZES. $1,100.00 TO $1,500.00 PLUS TAX, ALL RUN AND HAVE TITLE. 863-467-8875 TROPICAL BREEZE MARINA FOR SALE: BASS BOAT 19 1/2 FT. 200 HREFI MERC., 3 NEW BATTERIES, ON BOARD CHARGER, HOT FOOT. CALL 815-351-6444 Campers/RVs2001 DAMON ESCAPER, 40’, Cummins diesel, Spartan chassis, 2 slide outs, 7.3 generator, 2 A/C’s, much more. 43K miles. $45,000. Offers welcome. (863)234-9003 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 13000469CAAXMX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FNMA”) Plaintiff, VS. FRAN P. FRAZER, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF CARL FRAZER, DECEASED, ET AL Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: EVAN FRAZER, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF LARRY HAYES FRAZER, DECEASED, BENEFICIARY OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT CARL FRAZER, DECEASED and EVAN FRAZER, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF LARRY HAYES FRAZER, DECEASED, BENEFICIARY OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT CARL FRAZER, DECEASED. whose residence is unknown if 15 Okeechobee News February 16, 2014he/she/they be living; and i f he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 128 IN TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT 6, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 57 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 within 30 days from the date of rst publication of this notice and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition led herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal o f this Court at County, Florida, this 12th day of February, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Arlene Nealis DEPUTY CLER K 462020 ON 2/16,23/2014 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds


R E D century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 5015-H: Crooked Creek 5 br, 5 ba Spanish style home. 8,488 Total Sq Ft/6,159 under air. 10 ft ceilings, lg arch frame windows and more $389,000 NOW $358,999 MLS #207286 3000-M: Treasure Island 2 br, 2 ba SW w/large addition. 1162 Total Sq Ft/1134 under air. Two sheds, boathouse, dock seawall, pontoon boat and more! $55,000 NOW $45,000 MLS #207230 5017-H: Sunset Strip Luxury 2-story 4 br, 4 ba Lg 9000 SF metal barn w/tack rm, screened in pool, pond, plus so much more Must see to believe! $549,000 NOW $529,000 MLS #207283 4007-M: Turtle Cove Rim Canal access, with full length addition mobile, plus closed in porch overlooking water. Extra lot across street included. $70,000 MLS #207703 3003-M: Ancient Oaks. Neat 1BR/1BA RV. Shed with washer and dryer back porch. All the appliances are in the RV. $28,000 Owner MLS #206858 • Commercial Corner Lot (SE 88th Blvd) $33,000 MLS #207398 • Basswood Lots starting at $3,000 • Commercial 1.84+/-acre Okee Hammock Hwy 441 $75,000 MLS# 207402 MLS #207132 • Potter Rd (NW 30th Ter) 5+/acres $38,000 • 319+/-acres on Hwy 441 N $4,000,000 • 55+/-acres on SR 710 $330,000. Make Offer! • Oak Park 2-lots side-by-side with large shady trees. $10,000 each • In town lot (SW 5th St) $3,900 MLS #206637 • 14+/acres of commercial property on the Rim Canal with lake access. $1,500,000 MLS #207408 ON 2+/ACRES ON 5 ACRES LAKE ACCESS 5030-H: Okee Golf Estate 3/2 on acre. 2,567 total sq ft/1,485 under air. Large kitchen, split bdrm plan. Family rm overlooks golf course. Garage and storage bldg. On cul-de-sac. $180,000 MLS #207710 Find your dream home here! Location, Location, Location Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com LAKE OKEECHOBEE ACCESS JUST OFF TAYLOR CREEK Newly updated home with high end laminate, newly painted inside and out, vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans in every room. This includes two lots and the other lot has a Carolina shed with carport, newly painted. A boat dock behind each property. Lot has new electrical and full RV hookup. New septic, patio has new roof. Yard has fruit trees. MLS 207786, $149,000. Over 100 Listings BLUE HERON~ MAJESTIC two story POOL Home on Golf Course! 4 Bd/3.5 Ba/ 2+Garage. Graceful stairway, chandelier, 22’ ceiling in Fm Rm. Formal living, Dining, Den, office. Sparkling kitchen w/ SS appliances. Three Marble Fireplaces. Guest Wing, Palacious Master Suitesitting room, wet bar, mirrored workout room. Screened pool. Oversized Lot. DREAM HOME! MLS 207804 $404,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457. Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers. 16 Okeechobee News February 16, 2014


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its Feb. 12 meeting, in Tampa amended rules to modify fall hunting season dates in parts of Sarasota, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties, and to increase the daily hunting bag limit of wild turkeys on private lands statewide. There is no change to the season bag limit on wild turkeys. These rule amendments take effect in the fall with the start of the 2014-2015 hunting season. Currently, the boundary line between hunting zones A and C is State Road 70, w hich runs west to east from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, just above Lake Okeechobee. Hunting seasons and dates in Zone A, below S.R. 70, come in earlier and end earlier than they do in Zone C, w hich lies above the line. Hunters had noted, and recent biological surveys have con rmed, that deer living below the zonal line in the counties of Sarasota, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach have a breeding period that occurs later than that of most of the deer in Hunting Zone A. These deer actually have a breeding period more in line with deer living north of the line in Zone C. The breeding period, also known as "the rut," is the time of year when bucks actively pursue female deer, which more often leads bucks to venture out during daylight hours, giving hunters a better chance at seeing and harvesting one. It is because of this that a number of local hunters asked the FWC to move the boundary line between hunting zones A and C, so that all or parts of these counties would instead be included in Hunting Zone C, which has the later hunting season dates that better align with when the rut occurs in these areas. The new boundary line between hunting zones A and C will begin at the Gulf and run east through Charlotte Harbor and up the Peace River until it intersects with S.R. 70. The boundary line then becomes S.R. 70, continuing east until it meets U.S. 441 north of Lake Okeechobee. The line then follows U.S. 441 south, where it proceeds around the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee, then turns east and follows County Road 880 and runs just a few miles before continuing east on U.S. 98/441/S.R. 80/Southern Boulevard until it reaches the Atlantic. This new line separating hunting zones A and C only affects the fall hunting seasons for deer and turkey. Spring turkey season dates will remain unaffected and will continue as they have been. In other words, spring turkey season below S.R. 70 will continue to open the rst Saturday in March, while above S.R. 70 in the rest of the state, the season will continue to open the third Saturday of March. In the rule amendment regarding the increased daily bag limit for turkeys, the daily harvest limit per hunter will increase from one bearded turkey or gobbler per day to two on private lands. This is a statewide change and will affect both the fall and spring turkey hunting seasons. Only the daily bag limit will increase; the season limit for turkeys will remain at two birds. That means hunters may still only take a total of two turkeys during the fall (all fall seasons combined) and another two during the spring season, but what changes is that hunters will have the option and exibility of getting their season limit of two birds in a single day. However, on wildlife management areas, the daily bag limit on turkeys will remain at one bird. Both the rule modifying the boundary line between hunting zones A and C and the one increasing the daily bag limit for turkeys on private lands will not go into effect until the 2014-2015 hunting season, which starts in early August. Because of that, the dail y bag limit during the upcoming March-April 2014 spring turkey season will still be one turkey. The commission also passed rules that either added hunts, hunting days, species or increased the number of quota permits offered on 29 of its wildlife management areas within the public hunting system, giving hunters additional opportunities next season. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Call a PRO JONES EQUIPMENTEst. 19894558 US Hwy 441 S.E. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 18 Okeechobee News February 16, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsBig Lake Juniors 15s place secondBig Lake Juniors 15s team traveled to Daytona Beach on Feb. 1 and 2 where they competed in the Daytona 100 and placed second out of 32 teams. The team is coached by Lauren Throop. Pictured are captain Odessa King, Carrie Wharin, Medina Voropayeva, Michaela Myers, Megan Hargraves, Andee Garcia, Riylie Norton and Kassie Weldon. Special to the Okeechobee NewsJeans for TeensThe Chobee Steelers Violence Prevention Program participated in The Jeans for Homeless Teens project. The group collected 371 pairs of jeans to be given to homeless teens. The jeans were taken to the Aeropostle store in The Vero Beach Mall. There are over 1.8 million homeless teens in the United States. When there is violence in the home, some teens choose to run away just to escape the pain and the feeling of hopelessness. There are women with children leaving in the middle of the night with just the clothes on their backs, there are families with no place to go. The jeans you donate will help a teen in need and just might help them to understand that somebody does care. The Chobee Steelers want to thank all who continue to support them in their endeavors.


By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School tennis teams both moved to 2-0 on the season with w ins on a windy Wednesday afternoon over Fort Pierce Westwood at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. The girls team won a tight match 4-3 over the Lady Panthers. Kearstin Dorrance lost to Phurti Patel 8-6 in #2 singles. Elizabeth Santelices won the #3 singles match in a match w ith Chanya Sangthumjitta 8-0. Rachel Williams won the #4 singles, 8-3, over Domingne Diago. Kayla Orr won the #5 singles match over Francesca Sampeals 8-0. Westwood got wins from Hannah McConell who won the #1 singles match over Chelsea Walker, 8-2. The Lady Panthers also split the doubles match. The team of McConnell and Patel overcame Dorrance and Santelices, 8-6. The team of Williams and Orr defeated the team of Diago and Sangthumjutti, 8-3. Lady Brahman coach Stefanie Menoff said her team hung in there in a very tough match. “I am very proud of my team for toughing out this match. I think our season is off to a great start and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season,” she said. Menoff took last year off and is back for her third year as the Lady Brahman tennis team. She noted the team is almost all new this year but that all the girls work hard in practice and had played really well so far. The windy conditions made it very dif cult on all the players Wednesday. Orr is the only senior on the squad this y ear. Menoff said all of her players have good ground strokes and potential to improve. She praised Walker for being a hard w orker and a tough competitor who never gives up on a point. She said there isn’t a lot that separates the ve singles players. “It is hard to gauge the potential of the team because a number of our district opponents aren’t familiar to us. We will try to make improvement through the year. I think w e have a decent shot at having a good record and doing well in districts,” she added. She also has emphasized that the girls get in the best condition they can. She also has practiced a lot with the serves of each player. Okeechobee intends to host the district tennis tournament this year. County of cials recently approved a bid to resurface the tennis courts and should have the courts ready in time. The boys tennis team shut out Westwood, 7-0, on Wednesday. Otto Ramirez, Cody Walker, Colt Root, and Colton McCreary all won by shutout. Lucas Penido lost just one game to Tyler Addington in the pro set match. The team of Ramirez and Penido defeated Westwood, 8-0. Walker and Dylan Ferneau teamed in #2 doubles to defeat Westwood, 8-0. Ramirez said he felt he really improved his player from his rst match against Clewiston. “I took a little pace off my serve and volleys because I struggled with that yesterday. I’m just improving as much as I can,” he offered. Ramirez said the wind can impact kids that aren’t used to the conditions but that he uses it to his advantage. He predicted this will be a great year for Okeechobee boys tennis. “I think this year will be a really good season for us and we are de nitely going to regional. It will be one of our stronger years,” he said. Ramirez nished rst in the consolation round of one USTA tournament this past year. He also nished rst at the tennis team fundraiser tournament in both singles and doubles. Ramirez said he really enjoys playing against the other team’s top players. “It’s a real blast. I feel every match is valuable and you should get the most you can out of all of them,” he said. “There is never a real easy match.” Ramirez still is on track to play college tennis. He said academics are always number one. He also intends to keep working to improve. “Skill wise I’m de nitely improved this year. I have a lot more stamina,” he said. The OHS tennis teams will host Sebring next Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FARMLAND AUCTIONThursday, February 27th at 10amAuction Site: Indiantown Civic Center, Indinatown, FL800.607.6888 | mwallc.com Martin County, Florida 2,620+/Acres — Offered in 8 Tracts Property located Southeast of Indiantown, FL with road frontage on Highways 710 and 76.• Irrigation and Drainage Permits in Place • High Percentage Farmable • Excellent Location SPRING LAKE GOLF RESORTWinter Rates Cougar Trail and Panther Creek Golf Courses 18 Holes Specials Include Tax & Cart! For Tee Times Call 863-655-0101Highway 98 30 mi N of Okeechobee$3200Before 12 noon $2800After 12 noon$400 off per person when booking a foursome 19 Okeechobee News February 16, 2014 OHS net teams sweep Westwood Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyColt Root had no trouble with his Westwood opponent on Wednesday, Jerod Diago.