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Friday, February 21, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 105 No. 23 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. S m a l l f a r m e r s Small farmers c o o p p l a n n e d co-op planned ... Page 2 County fair entries sought ... Page 8 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee City Council honored two long-time employees and continued work on a new zoning district at their regular meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. Lieutenant Jeffrey Baugh was honored upon his retirement after 27 years of service to the City Fire Department. Mr. Baugh moved to Okeechobee from Pittsburg, Pa. He was congratulated by Fire Chief Herb Smith and the entire city staff. “It’s great and I appreciate the opportunity to work for the City Fire Department. It has been a good 27 years,” he noted. Mr. Baugh had worked in law enforcement in Pennsylvania and when he moved to Okeechobee in 1987, the city re department was hiring and he applied, and got the job. He said he has no regrets about his career choice. “It was different but I went to the re academy and was the oldest one there. I had no problem with the classes or training and it was interesting to me,” he added. City honors longtime employee Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenBattle of Okeechobee Re-Enactment this weekendThe annual Battle of Okeechobee Re-Enactment will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Okeechobee Battle eld Historic State Park, 3500 S.E. 38th Ave., off U.S. 441 S.E. Gates open at 10 a.m. each day. The battle re-enactment will b e at 2 p.m. each day. Admission is $10 per car. The re-enactment is in memory of the largest and ercest battle in the Seminole Wars, fought in 1837. The festival will include Army and Seminole camps, a vendor area, food and entertainment. For more information, see the Okeechobee News page on Facebook. OHS softball team beats Port St. Lucie ... Page 10 14.00 feetLast Year: 14.42 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local father and son are spending time together in the Okeechobee County Jail following their arrests on felony drug charges. Detectives from the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force actually walked up on Jesse Dirke Zipperer and his son Jesse Dirke Zipperer II Wednesday, Feb. 19, just as the younger of the two was “... starting to inject a loaded syringe into his arm,” stated an arrest report. The two men were apparently sitting under a gazebo on an island surrounded by a small lake in the King’s Bay Subdivision on U.S. 441 S.E. Neither of the men live in that subdivision. Task force detectives arrested the men on site. Zipperer, 52, S.E., 29th Terrace, was charged with the felony of possession of a controlled substance (hydromorphone) without a prescription and the misdemeanors of possession of a drug not properly labeled and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on $7,000 bond. Zipperer II, 27, S.E. 39th Ave., was charged with the felonies of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) without a prescription and possession of a controlled substance (hyFather and son face felony drug chargesSee DRUGS — Page 5 OHS tennis team beats Sebring ... Page 14See CITY — Page 5

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Special to the Okeechobee New Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will lead two upcoming open house meetings in Hendry and Okeechobee counties. During the meetings, biologists will discuss current conservation efforts for largemouth bass and the impacts the ongoing regulation review may have on the Lake Okeechobee shery. A nglers are encouraged to offer input or suggestions during these meetings. Largemouth bass are the most popular recreational sh in North America. Florida anglers and visitors enjoy some of the most exciting bass shing in the world. The FWC created a Black Bass Management Plan that was approved in 2011 (MyFWC.com/Fishing, select the Black Bass Management Plan banner in the middle column under "Freshwater Fishing"). The plan's holistic approach includes essential habitat management, sheries management and public interaction components. Last year, the FWC asked anglers for input on the statewide regulation review of largemouth bass, via surveys as well as listening sessions around the state. These upcoming open houses are part of a continuing input process between the FWC and local anglers. Interested anglers can participate in the review process on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 6-7 p.m. at John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston, or on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6-7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Library in Okeechobee. For additional information, contact FWC Fisheries Biologists Ralph LaPrairie at 561625-5122 or Corey Lee at 863-462-5190. Special to the Okeechobee News Treasure Coast Food Bank fed about 400 families at the Okeechobee Health Department through a Mobile Pantry on Saturday. The families selected from a variety of nutritious foods, including meat, bread, fresh vegetables and other grocery staples. The Mobile Pantry is a program that delivers food through a large, refrigerated truck with side panels that roll up directly to locations where food is scarce. Families who received food on Saturday were pre-selected through the Okeechobee Health Department. In Okeechobee County, many families, and especially children, are food-insecure. According to the most recent data collected from the national Map the Meal Gap study, nearly 34 percent of the children in the county do not know where their next meal is coming from the third-highest rate in the state. Mobile Pantry visits, like the one that too k place Saturday, are one of the ways Treasure Coast Food Bank is ghting hunger in Okeechobee and across the Treasure Coast. Mobile food pantry feeds 400 local families 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! Available year-round at orida.newszap.com R H H H R C S M. MEET YOURMerantsA Salute to Area Business Availae Oin specialsections. newszap.com Okeechobee NewsSunday, May 26, 2013Special Supplement to Okeechobee County 2013-2014 School Information Guide Featuring: Call to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care M. E. Higgenbotham, CAI, CES, AARE FL Lic# AU305 AB158800-257-4161higgenbotham.com auction@higgenbotham.com ESTATE AUCTION 6 PM € THURSDAY € FEBRUARY 27TH € Located in the Gerber Groves Subdivision € 5500 1st Road, LaBelle, Florida € 341 Net Tree Acres of Valencias € 60 Acres of 7 year olds € 281 Acres of mature with mixed age resets *is years Valencia crop included in sale € 140 Net Tree Acres of Hamlins € 3 years old or less € Irrigated by low volume jets or seepage € Powered by diesel centrifugal pumps y p 4 ACRE DEVELOPMENT TRACT & HOMESITES Auction Site: Turner Agri-Civic Center € 2250 NE Roan St., Arcadia, FL 545 TOTAL ACRES OF CITRUS GROVE OFFERED IN 4 PARCELS € 4 acre development tract in Immokalee, Florida € 5 Lake June homesites in Lake Placid, Florida € Homesite on Lake Bonnet in Haines City, Florida Dr. Rajinder Singhannounces the closing of his Dental practice, effective February 28, 2014. For copies of patient records, contact Dr. Rajinder Singh 909 S. Parrott Ave. #10-D Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863) 467-5454 MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Feb. 21ST Thurs., Feb. 27THFor Info, Call 763-7202 II: “ THE LEGO MOVIE”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00I: “POMPEII”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00III: “R OBOCOP”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 February 21, 2014 Today: Partly cloudy skies early with heavy thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High around 85F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Tonight: Thunderstorms, some heavy during the evening, then skies turning partly cloudy overnight. Low 64F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall may reach one inch. Extended ForecastSaturday : Partly cloudy early with thunderstorms becoming likely during the afternoon. High 86F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Saturday Night : Partly cloudy. Low 63F. Winds light and variable. Sunday : Partly cloudy, thunderstorms likely after noon. High 86F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Okeechobee Forecast Softball tourney bene ts scholarship fundThe fth annual men's softball tournament to bene t the Devon Venables Memorial Scholarship will be held Saturday, March 29, at the adult softball elds starting at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go to the scholarship. Early registration is $200 if paid before March 22 Donations can also be made directly to the Okeechobee Education Foundation with a notation on your check's memo line of Devon Venables Memorial Scholarship. For information, contact: Kim Hilliard at 863-634-4553; or, Jill Rogers at 863-634-0870. FWC holding bass management program Special to the Okeechobee News Okeechobee area small farmers have asked the UF/IFAS Okeechobee County Extension Service for assistance in marketing small quantities of locally grown produce. Local consumers who may be interested in "buying local" may notice there are few outlets to locate and purchase fruits and vegetables grown by our local vegetable and fruit growers. Both groups are invited to attend a meeting to explore the formation of a farmer's cooperative that can meet the needs of both groups. A local resident and backyard gardener, Tony Apostola, is spearheading an effort to create a group tentatively being called the "Big Lake Farm Co-op." The Okeechobee County Extension of ce will host an information meeting about the effort on Monday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Extension of ce. The meeting will help producers and consumers discuss the ways and means of enhancing and improving marketing channels for small farmers and even backyard gardeners. County Extension Horticulture Agent Dan Culbert will lead the discussion which hopes to identify the needs and opportunities of both the producers and consumers. It is anticipated that the discussions will lead to improved communications between area growers and consumers of that many different kinds of fruits and vegetables that can be produced here by the Big Lake. There is no farmer or gardener too small to participate; all are welcome! For additional information, contact Mr. Culbert at 863-7636469 or email him at indianco@u .edu. Small farmers co-op forming Yard sale now openReal Life Children's Ranch yard sale is open Wednesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come out for great bargains.

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Food concerns Considering all of the preservatives in foods, it’s hard to know just what is safe to eat.  Time to nally plant that garden we’ve b een talking about.  With a little effort, we have found we c an actually grow quite a lot of vegetables in a small garden or in containers. The Okeechobee Extension Of ce is a great res ource for gardeners. They have a gardening club which provides a lot of educational programs and they also have master gardeners at the of ce (you have to call in advance t o see when they will be there, as they are v olunteers). Growing your own food is one w ay to know exactly what fertilizers and pest icides were used. And the Extension Of ce even has sources for heirloom seeds, so you don’t have to worry about the GMO issue.  Maybe we should start a seed savers c lub. I hear they have organic compost prett y cheap at the WM facility for your raised b eds.Consolidation The newspaper reports that the DOR is c onsolidating the child support enforcement of ce in Ft. Pierce. No doubt this will cause a measure of inconvenience. Does anyone know if a similar, viable option is available to resolve the Drivers License of ce issue?  Closing the child support of ce is saving the government money but costing clients more money to go to the of ce. Crazy, if you ask me.  No loss. They never helped me anyw ay.  Consolidating is better than closing alt ogether.  I use the online computer chat option.  I have been waiting for my rst court date for a year.  Never once did I ever feel like I was ever going to get any help from the child s upport of ce. They entered my social security number into the computer wrong and it took almost a year before I nally noticed. Anytime I went in to ask questions, I was treated disrespectfully. I quickly realized that I had to become my one and only advocate for my children’s support. I am still ghting an uphill battle.  The county does have the option of just closing the driver’s license and people from Okeechobee County would just have to go to the nearest one. So far the county commission has not wanted to do that. It would save some money, although some of the expense of the of ce is offset by the fees charged for licenses. But it would be an inconvenience for those who need to go to the driver’s license of ce to get their rst license or get a specialty license and for those who have to go through the e-verify process to renew a license.  I learned the other day that either the rst of August, or by the end of August, Okeechobee will no longer have a local of ce for child support enforcement and that all custodial parents will have to travel to Fort Pierce to see a case worker. There was something one of the commissioners said regarding the money that the county is going to loose by absorbing the driver license of ce and that there can never be enough money taken in to offset the cost of Okeechobee taking over the DL of ce. I’m just about ready to say, “Let it close.” I know this will be an inconvenience but no worse that those needing the services of child support enforcement or wanting to see/talk to a food stamp/welfare worker as they too are all based in Fort Pierce. Okeechobee is the step-child and I suppose we don’t warrant full-time of ces. Does the Social Security Ofce still only come over once a week?  Could the child support of ce come over one day a week for appointments?  It seems like under the circumstances, we need to cut back wherever we can. Would a drivers license of ce here in Okeechobee be more convenient for us? Absolutely! Would it be even more convenient if the county provided us all with chauffeurs? You bet! One day, for better or worse, we will have the tax base to provide the less critical services locally. For now though, wouldn’t a wise and prudent citizenry, and their elected representatives resolve to live within their means? Adios drivers license of ce, we will miss you, but we will be stronger when we get our house in order. In the meantime, always look on the bright side. It’s a great excuse to head for the coast! The Great Chair-ity EventYour local Okeechobee dentists have created a fantastic event for their patient body to participate in. Family Dentistry of Okeechobee, that’s the of ce of Dr. Davis, Dr. Laskey and Dr. McClane’s, will be hosting their rst ever charity event with the participation of other local dental of ces. Tenniswood and Associates, Wemmer Orthodontics, and Everglades Pediatric Dentistry will also be joining in the fun! All participating of ces have chosen a local charity and they will be repurposing an old chair in their honor for our of ce-wide raf e. The fantastic chairs will be held for raf e and display Monday, Feb. 24, through Friday, March 7, in each local dental of ce. Raf e tickets will be $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. Our grand nale will be held in the Speckled Perch/Cow Town festival, Saturday & Sunday, March 8 and 9, where each chair will be displayed together for your enjoyment. This festival will be your nal chance to purchase raf e tickets so do not miss out! The dental of ce raising the most money will win the jackpot and all raf e proceeds will be donated to their chosen local charity. All dental of ces will also choose raf e winners to take home their wildly decorated chairs. Visit your local dental of ce today for more information on “The Great Chair-ity Event” and their chair decorating progress. Please join in our event and help cheer on your favorite dentist and charity! Kaylee Davis Patient Relations CoordinatorCount the changeIt was only 15 cents! Be aware of ho w you get your change at a drive-through window! Saturday at 10:33 a.m., I purchased a cup of coffee, handed the clerk $2 and was told my change was 41 cents. I was handed a crumpled receipt wrapped around “my change.” I tossed it into the empty cup holder and moved on (an impatient driver behind m e was wearing out the car’s horn). Only later I found my “change” was 26 cents. I left a copy of my receipt and a note to the manager on Sunday. No response. On Monday, Captain Baker of the Sheriff’s Department said that this was a common complaint. Such errors or deliberate actions do littl e to help the reputation of the business, th e chain it represents, or that of Okeechobee. Get your change and receipt separatel y and let the idiot behind you wear out the ca r horn. I will not use a drive through by choic e again. It cost “only 15 cents” Su George February 21, 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! CorrectionThe headline in the Wednesday, Feb. 19, edition of the Okeechobee News “RaeAnn Whiteside of OMS is Okeechobee Teacher of the Year,” was in error. Ms. Whiteside teaches at Central Elementary School (CES) not OMS. We regret the error and any confusion or inconvenience it may have caused. Community Collaborative Council to 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 meeting is open to the public. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257.Raulerson 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.Masonic Lodge to host Sunday breakfastThe Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth St., will host a breakfast with all the xings Sunday, Feb. 23 for $6 per plate. The public is welcomed. Breakfast will be served from 8 until 11 a.m., and carry-out is available. All proceeds go to local Mason giving.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News February 21, 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).  Michael Prescott Brantley, 49, S.W. 28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 15 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on felony charges of armed trespass and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $20,000.  Cecelia Dee Askins, 52, N.E. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 16 by Detective Corporal Shane Snyder on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. Her bond was set at $750.  Gene Richard Wakeley, 39, Bedford A ve., Hallandale, was arrested Feb. 16 by Deputy Bryan Holden on felony charges of possession of a weapon/ammunition by a convicted felon and grand theft. His bond w as set at $17,500.  Santos Gaucin, 28, S.E. 42nd St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 16 by Deputy Brian Cross on a felony charge of aggrav ated battery and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly intoxication. His bond was set at $2,750.  Shaun Eric Almodovar, 34, N.W. Seventh Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 16 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $750.  Colby Thomas Shumway, 17, S.E. 21st Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 16 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a felony charge of grand theft. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then released into the custody of a parent.  Cody Lane Souder, 19, S.E. 21st Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 17 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a felony charge of grand theft. He was released on his own recognizance.  Robert James Iglesias, 17, Bennington Drive, Lehigh Acres, was arrested Feb. 17 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on a juvenile warrant out of Polk County charging him with the felony of battery on a detention facility of cer. His bond was set at $1,000.  Janey Shondell Scott, 20, N.W. 185th St., Miami, was arrested Feb. 17 by Deputy Timothy Porter on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation -grand theft. She is being held without bond.  Ricky Lee Watson, 50, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 17 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a Martin County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance. He is being held without bond.  Steve Castillo, 25, S.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 18 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the misdemeanor of violation of probation driving under the in uence. He is being held without bond.  Joshua Bo Duke, 29, N.W. 240th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 18 by Deputy Mark Margerum on DOC warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) (two counts), violation of probation driving while license suspended-habitual offender (two counts) and failure to appear. Those warrants also charged him with the misdemeanors of violation of probation possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts) and violation of probation possession of marijuana under 20 grams (two counts). He is being held without bond.  Judy Faye Anderson, 31, S.E. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 18 by Deputy Timothy Porter on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with grand theft-motor vehicle. Her bond was set at $8,000.  Jesus Ildefonso Alvarado, 16, S.E. 33rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 18 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with lewd or lascivious battery. His bond was set at $50,000.  Justin Wayne Cook, 20, E. Center St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 18 by Deputy Elbert Kline on amended DOC warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation grand theft, violation of probation dealing in stolen property and violation of probation giving false information to a secondhand dealer. He is being held without bond.  Justin Blake Chavers, 24, S.R. 70 W., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 19 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of burglary of a structure and grand theft. His bond was set at $15,000.  Bill O’Grady, 46, N.W. 74th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 19 by Deput y Corporal Randy Thomas on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the misdemeanor of violation of probation driving under the in uence. He was released on his own recognizance.  Jerome Howard Johnson, 20, N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 19 b y Deputy Yero Todman on a Glades Count y warrant charging him with the felonies o f failure to appear giving a false name and failure to appear driving while license suspended/revoked. His bond was set at $5,000.  Derek Davon Hinson, 41, Reservation Road N.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 19 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a Highlands County warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation driving while license suspended/revokedhabitual offender. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Mr. Baugh said he also enjoyed working with city police from time to time over the years. He said re ghting was a good career and he enjoyed it. He has a few plans for his retirement but mostly wants to enjoy being retired and not work anymore. The biggest re he fought was the Okeechobee Hardware re on Park Street. He said that was a major re that had the potential of burning down most of the business district. “If there wasn’t a city re department there wouldn’t be a Park Street because that re wouldn’t have stopped. If a (nearby) chlorine tank had caught re, the county wouldn’t have stopped it and it would have burned right down Park Street.” A March 18 nal public hearing date was set for a proposed ordinance that amends the City Land Development Regulations and de nes limited agriculture uses in the city. It also creates a new land division known as rural heritage and also lists limited agriculture uses that are permitted in various zoning districts. The city has 15 different parcels that have been zoned holding. These properties will be rezoned to rural heritage. No other properties in the city would be allowed to be rezoned to this classi cation. It is the goal of the city to preserve the potential for limited agricultural uses on these properties now zoned holding. Each lot would be a minimum of two acres in size and 200 feet in width. One commercial animal, horse or cow, would be allowed per acre. One noncommercial animal, hog, sheep or goat per acre would be permitted. The original holding district was created for large parcels of land that were undeveloped or used for agriculture. The city expected these properties to eventually be rezoned once development occurred. One of the goals of the amendment was to allow 4-H and FFA students to have a farm animal on their property for school and community projects. There are also limited agriculture uses on ve other properties that have been granted agriculture exemptions by the property appraiser. City attorney John Cook said the cit y police have been allowing up to three farm animals. Mayor Jim Kirk said he can’t envision three farm animals of any type in a residential single family neighborhood. “I don’t see that as appropriate,” he said. In other actions, the mayor presented a 10-year longevity service award to City Police Sergeant Belen Reyna. City Police Chie f Denny Davis praised the Okeechobee High School product for his dedication to the department and his outstanding service to the community. Mayor Kirk also presented to engineer Marcos Montes De Oca a proclamation for National Engineers Week that runs from Feb. 16-22. The mayor also issued a proclamation to recognize March 16-22 as Sunshine Week -a promotion for the state’s open records laws. CITYContinued From Page 1 drocodone) without a prescription. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of possession of a drug not properly labeled and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on $22,000 bond. According to arrest reports the detectives found: two pipes that, when eld tested, indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana; four oxycodone tablets; seven hydromorphone tablets; a small plastic cup containing a white residue that, when eld tested, indicated a positive result for the presence of opiates; a small plastic bottle cap containing a white residue that, when eld tested, indicated a positive result for the presence of opiates; and, a folded up $5 bill w ith a white residue that also indicated a positive result for the presence of opiates. Those same reports go on to state that w hen the detectives searched the younger of the two men they found a syringe in a pocket, a plastic baggie with a piece of aluminum foil and a blue band wrapped around his left arm. The band is put around the arm to make the veins more visible when injecting narcotics, continued the report. The detectives also found a stripped cigarette lter. “The stripped cigarette lter collected is commonly used to sift the impurities out of the narcotics as it enters the syringe prior to being injected,” explained the arrest report. As for the aluminum foil, the report stated it is normally used to inhale pills when smoked. The pill is place on the foil, heated and the user then inhales the smoke from the pill. “This is called chasing the dragon,” continued the report. All of the items seized were allegedly lying on top of a picnic table, in plain sight, under the gazebo. Task force detectives reportedly walked to within 4 feet of the men, who reportedly had their backs turned toward the detectives and apparently didn’t hear the detectives as they approached the gazebo. A background check indicated the younger Zipperer has a history of felony drug arrests, and spent nearly a year in prison after he was convicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) without a prescription. Department of Corrections (DOC) records show he went to prison on June 9, 2008, for that conviction and was released July 13, 2009. DRUGSContinued From Page1 Jesse Dirke Zipperer Jesse Dirke Zipperer II

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V FW to host karaokeVFW Post 4423, at 300 N.W. 34 St., will offer karaoke from 7 until 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, and Saturday, Feb. 22. Sunday, from 1 until 3 p.m., sausage pepper and onions will be served for a $7 donation. For information, call 863-763-0818.Amvets hosting bingoAmvets Post 200, 8590 S.R.. 78 W., will hold paper bingo Friday, Feb. 21 Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Bingo will be held every Friday. Early bingo will be starts at 12:20 p.m. ,and regular bingo is at 1 p.m. Come join us and help our vets. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Douglas ‘Doogie’ Goodwin, 76OKEECHOBEE — Douglas “Doogie” Goodwin died Feb. 18, 2014. He was born March 11, 1937 in Elwood, Ind. to Arnold and Elizabeth Goodw in. He was an assembling mechanic for a canning company. Mr. Goodwin proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy. No services will be held. 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.John Lynn White, Jr., 49OKEECHOBEE — John Lynn White, Jr. died Feb. 19, 2014. He was born Dec. 4, 1964 in Dayton, Ohio to John Lynn Sr. and Raenell Boring White. A resident of Okeechobee since 1979, he was a member of the Living Word of Faith. He enjoyed shing, cooking and playing v ideo games with his nieces and nephews. Mr. White was preceded in death by his brother, Jon Dale White; and father, John Lynn W hite, Sr in 1985. He is survived by his wife of seven years, Christine White; mother, Raenell Bryant both of Okeechobee; two sisters, Hope White and Raene McCollum (Sean) all of Avon Park; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at Living Word of Faith, 1902 South Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974. 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. Kathleen Anne Santamarina, 66OKEECHOBEE — Kathleen Anne Santamarina died Feb. 19, 2014. She was born March 4, 1947 in Weymouth, Massachusetts to Earle and Marguerite Durgin. A resident of Okeechobee since 1986, she was a classi cationist with law enforcement. She was a member of the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church and the Red Hats. She enjoyed cooking, attending bible study at church and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a loving mother to all. Mrs. Santamarina is survived by her husband of ve years, Tony Santamarina of Okeechobee; two sons, Richard Heatley (Tammy) of New Port Richey and Mark Heatley (Audra) of Okeechobee; daughter, Penny Anne Heatley of Williston; two grandchildren, Melissa and Alex. A private service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may 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. 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 Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News February 21, 2014 Community Events Brought to you by:863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 Eagles host steak dinnerCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will serve choice ribeye steak, shrimp or sh dinners starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 Entertainment will by Wes and Deb. Saturday, Feb. 22, dinner is cook’s choice. Entertainment will be by Michael’s Memories. Sunday, Feb. 23, is southern fried chicken. Tuesday, Feb. 25, is the weekly dart tournament with hamburgers being served. The public is welcome. Proceeds from Tuesday goes to Arnold Palmer’s Children Hospital, and the rest go to other local and national charity funds. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Eagles plan race partyThe Fraternal Order Of Eagles/Aerie #4137, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will host a steak dinner Friday, Feb. 21 from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Hard Country Band from 7 until 11 p.m. All proceeds will go to support charities of the Fraternal of Eagles #4137. Sunday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. is a Daytona 500 Race Party with barbecue ribs or chicken, and all the xings. Donations will be accepted for meals. Both events are open to the public. For information, call 863-763-2552.Business women will meetThe Okeechobee Business Women’s Referral Network’s regular monthly meeting will be held Friday, Feb. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lodge at the Lake, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. This is an opportunity to share ideas, announce successes as well as changes and offer new opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere. 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.Food pantry opens Feb. 22The Point of Light Fellowship Church, at 15399 E. S.R. 78 in Lakeport, will open their food pantry on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 until 10 a.m. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.Lodge to host pork dinnerOkeechobee Lodge No. 237 F & AM will host a pork dinner Saturday, Feb. 22, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Eat in or take out for a suggested donation of $8. For information, call Hugh at 863-532-1097 or George at 863-467-0038.West Virginia Day slatedWest Virginia Day will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at the First Baptist Church o f 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 hosts Brenda ScottCelebrate Black History Month with poet, playwright and author Brenda Scott on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Okeechobee Count y Library beginning at 10:30 a.m. 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 863-6340870.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 o f $1,000. Weigh-in the largest mud sh, gar or cat sh and win $100. Entry forms and rules can be picked up and the Glades Count y Economic Development Council building or visit ChaloNitka.com. The Chalo Nitk a 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.Legion has Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunda y night bingo on Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the kitchen will offer a limited menu. All proceeds will bene t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 Do you have some news to share?Publish it yourself! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 7 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 8 Okeechobee News February 21, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News It’s time to prepare for the thrill of competition at the 2014 Okeechobee County Fair. From afghans to art, canned goods to cake decorating, sewing to scrapbooking — there’s something for everyone. This year’s fair will host the largest number of competitive events yet. With almost two dozen different competitions, the tent should be full of blue ribbon displays. Details for all categories can be found in the 2014 Premium Book. The premium book and entry form are available online at the Okeechobee County Fair’s web site at www. okeechobeecountyfair.com. Premium books may also be picked up at the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce at 458 Hwy. 98 North and the Chamber of Commerce. Returning this year will be the trash-totreasure category. Crafty contestants are inv ited to submit their best ideas for new and unique entries made from recycled objects. Design and create your own duct tape entry for the Duct Tape Category. Tablescaping, the art of arranging tables to create a mood from ordinary to extraordinary, will also return to the Okeechobee County Fair this year! Design the perfect table to match any of the designated themes. In the photography division this year, in addition to the popular People’s Choice Award, there will be a Best of Show in both the youth and adult divisions. Last year over 900 fair visitors voted for their favorite in the People’s Choice. The photography contest is an exciting event for the contestants and many have been competing since the rst year of the fair. One of the most popular categories at the fair, with both the judges and contestants, is the Baked Goods. There is truly a smorgasbord of delectable delights. The baking category is an opportunity for local cooks to share their great recipes that have often been handed down in their families. Once again there will be a judge’s Best of Show winner. Returning this year is the cake decorating division. All of you budding “Cake Bosses” need to check out the competition! All of the categories at the fair feature both youth and adult divisions. In addition to ribbons and prize money there will be plagues for the Best of Show winners and the People’s Choice Winner. County fair entries sought Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESCentral Elementary Students of the WeekCongratulation to Central Elementary School students of the week for the week of Feb. 3: Nathan Pfenning, Ryan Brauthigam, Jaliyah Bri l, Kaden Whidden, James Landaverde, Ty'Reik Jones, Aiden Bigford, Ella Bostwick, Jaidyn Deck, Lionel Martinez, Charlie Schrichte, Ingrid Bustos, Isaac Jones, Makai Comfort, Cassie Moore, Brantley Sandoval, Penelope Van Eman, Paisley Norman, Mallory Collier, Raquel Aguirre, Jessica Rodriguez, Denice Garcia, Cuyler Maxwell, Rileigh Vukovich, Logan McMasters, Blake Hollister, Alecziah Gomez, Jerett Butts, Kiersten Kennedy and Devin Whiteside.

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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 10 Okeechobee News February 21, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Eleven Lady Brahmans reached base via a walk or a hit by pitch during a 13-run third-inning rally as Okeechobee pounded Port St. Lucie, 17-2, in high school softball action Tuesday at OHS. Port St. Lucie pitcher Jaycie Wegner couldn’t nd the plate as she hit three batters in a row. Reliever Leighann Esposito struggled as well as she was called for two balks and w alked three batters during the long rally. It was the rst varsity coaching win for Lady Brahman coach Mary Huff. She said she was excited about the win and said the girls had a different attitude tonight and that w as a big part of this win. “I told the girls we can’t take them lightly. If we have the knife in we have to turn and can’t let up on teams even though things are going well. We de nitely took care of business and this was de nitely a much-needed win.” Okeechobee had started off slowly this year with losses to Hardee in extra innings and to South Fork, 3-0, last Thursday, so Huff wanted to get the girls going at home with a strong performance. “We preached to them that we’re okay. We lost two games so we’ll just nish 23-2. They kind of took that and ran with it and it’s only the third game. We will have some bumps but we’ll gure it out.” Okeechobee jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the rst inning to get the girls a little more relaxed. Carissa LiCata started the rally with a walk and scored all the way from rst on an in eld single by Cheyenne Nunez and a throwing error. Lexi W ard and Kaylen Fulford followed with singles to make it 2-0. Ward scored on a ground out by Jordan Lawlis and a throwing error on a pickoff attempt scored the fourth run. Port St. Lucie appeared to be ready to make a game of it as they scored runs in both the top of the second and third innings. Alyssa Vega scored on an RBI hit by Audry Harrison in the second. Esposito added an RBI single in the third. Valerie Munley tried to score on the play, but was thrown out at the plate on a brilliant throw by LiCata and a nice tag by catcher Khrysta Herndon. That defensive play helped stop the Lady Jaguars momentum and Okeechobee took advantage by sending 16 batters to the plate in the third. Pitch after pitch missed the strike zone and the Lady Brahman hitters were patient as they took rst base. Huff said she was pleased that her hitters were patient in that situation. “I explained to them to let the pitch get to the plate, and keep the same swing. We ripped a few hard balls tonight,” she offered. Fulford got the win with three solid innings on the mound. She said she hadn’t been able to pitch over the summer due to knee surgery and really enjoyed the victory. “It feels pretty amazing with the home eld victory. Everyone came out and did their job and it made me really proud as the pitcher,” she added. Fulford could have easily quit the game after her injury woes but said she prayed about it and decided if it was God’s will that she succeed in softball she would understand. Either way, she said, she would make something out of herself. “I was a little rusty out there because I hadn’t pitched in a while and I’ve just recovered from a bad cold,” she added. “The coaches told us to forget about yesterday and do your job today. That really pumped us up about tonight’s game.” Okeechobee also won the junior varsity contest. Okeechobee played at arch rival Jensen Beach on Thursday and returns home to host Sebring this Friday, Feb. 21. Junior varsity action starts at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity at approximately 7 p.m. Lady Brahmans race past Lady Jaguars, 17-2 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDanyelle Shef eld gets ready for action at rst base during Tuesday's district victory over Port St. Lucie.

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22nd 7:00AM TILL 1:00PM 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. Garage/ Yard SalesYARD SALE OKEECHOBEE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, CHARLES HARVEY HWY. (BEHIND HOME DEPOT) SATURDAY, FEB. 22ND 9AM TILL 3PM, FURN., TOYS, CLOTHING & MISC. Employment Full Time LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP• minimum of 2 years driving experience • clean driving record Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professi onal un iforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! 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 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 Employment Full TimeCLASS A -CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. Experienced Breakfast and Lunch Cook Alice’s Restaurant at the Brighton Indian Reservation. Apply in person.We are immediately hiring experienced carpenters & nishers for a concrete construction project. Please contact Doug Creel at 305-970-9868. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 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 WORKPLACE Employment Part Time Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community PT Caregiver Needed Level II Background check required. Apply in Person 203 SE 2nd Street Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full Time Business OpportunitiesNewspaper Carriers Wanted call 863-467-1371 and leave Name and Phone number Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you chec k 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 o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f your area, use caution. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 12 Okeechobee News February 21, 2014 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. See puzzle on page 13

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Barns Sheds & L awn ItemsWOOLEY SHED 8X10, METAL ROOF, SIDING, WIRED AND AIR CONDITIONED, INSULATED 863-447-0752 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 Apartments2/1 B.H.R. CONCRETE ON WATER, A/C, FLORIDA RM., ADULTS ONLY, TRASH, WATER, LAWN INC. $600.00/MO. PLUS SECURITY 863-532-8709 OKEE 2br. 1 1/2ba. Large Town House In T own, Very clean, W/D $700 mo, 1st, last & sec. Y early Lease 863-697-1129 Condos/Townhouses RentTaylor Creek Condo2BR/1BA, furnished, boat dockage, pool & water included, totally new kitchen & bath,$800/month + 1 month security. Call (863)658-4264 or (305)360-9901 Houses RentNICE 3 BDRM, CAN BE 4 BDRM, 1 BATH HOUSE IN DIXIE RANCH. NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURITY $800.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 OKEE2/1 $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. Waterfront RentalsBEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 2BD/3BA, ON RIM CANAL WITH A BOAT DOCK, AVAIL. MARCH 1ST CALL 239-246-6301 Houses SaleBUY THE HOUSE... GET THE CAR FOR FREE!!! Canal Point 3BR, 2BA, Laundry Room, 10x10 Shed, New Carpet & Vinyl throughout. Very clean. Includes 2005 Ford Explorer in great condition. Nice neighborhood, 2 blocks from Lake Okeechobee. $99,000 Call 561-385-4307 for additional information. No Brokers Please. 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 FOR SALE BY OWNER. BEAUTIFUL LOT ADJOINING THE GOLF COURSE IN THE OAKS OF BLUE HERON. PRICED TO SELL $22,500.00 CALL 863-634-2820 LARGE FENCED LOT IN TREASURE ISLAND. HAS OAK TREES & PAD FOR MOBILE HOME OR BUILD A HOME. $14,500.00 CALL 863-634-2820 Mobile Home RentFORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond/creek, 3BR, 2BA Trailer, Deposit required Rent $850/mo. (772) 464-9226 KISSIMMEE RIVER Estates, 2 Bedroom, 17300 Brickerhoff Ln. Nice, clean home w/car port and 2 large sheds. $500 mo. + $500 sec. Call 317-402-5441. 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 Mobile HomeSale Triple Your Tax Refund at Palm Harbor Homes Plant City!! www.plantcity. palmharbor.com Call John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details. 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 Marine Accessories2004 JOHNSON 30 HORSE POWER LONG SHAFT + TILT, LOW HOURS $1,800.00 606-585-6389 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Pickup TrucksFORD 2008 F450 SUPERDUTY, 6.4L V8 TURBO CHARGE DIESEL DUALLY, LARIAT PACKAGE INTERIOR, BED ROLL TOP & 5TH WHEEL HITCH CALL 217-821-6864 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014, IN ROOM 302 OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE 2:30 P.M. FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE -2:40 P.M. BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE-2:50 P.M. ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE. 462279 ON 2/21/2014 Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold it’s Regular Session on Thursday, February 27, 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 460939 ON 2/21/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD054 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BISHOP M WRIGHT SR 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: 3216 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: TAYLOR CREEK DEVELOPMENT 2ND ADDITION REPLAT LOT 2 1-36-37-35-0030-00000-0020 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DOUGLAS FARRAR SWEET VERA J BRIGGS VERA J SWEET 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 3rd day of April, 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. 459756 ON 2/21,28;3/7,14/2014 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at B M J Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on FRIDAY THE 7th day of MARCH 2014 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statue 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows: 1988 FORD F 250XL REG CAB 1FTEF26H0JNA03563 1998 FORD CROWN VICTORIA 4 DOOR 2FAFP71W2WX141329 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 462393 ON 2/21/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD018 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: 2176 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 16 BLOCK 13 1-15-36-35-0040-00130-0160 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: N & A REAL ESTATE INC N & A REAL ESTATE IX LLC 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 3rd day of April, 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. 459755 ON 2/21,28;3/7,14/2014 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Gilbert Ford, 3175 Hwy 441 S, Okeechobee, FL 34974 on Mar 14, 2014, at 10:00 AM pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid repair and storage charges. Year make, model and VIN are as follows: 1996 FORD RANGER VIN: 1FTCR14A3TPA58059 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of the nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Vehicle will be sold “AS IS” with no warranties or guarantees. 462238 ON 2/21/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD052 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that KRINDA C CANNON 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: 439 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 25 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 25 14 34S 33E 1-14-34-33-0A00-00025-D000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BRUCE E LINN DIANNA M JOHNSON DONNA J LINN EVELYN W LINN DECEASED GREGORY D LINN STEVEN P LINN 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 3rd day of April, 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. 459753 ON 2/21,28;3/7,14/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD053 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JEFF & JENNIFER GAUTHIER 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: 763 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT I OF TRACT 08 EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 08 SECTION 22 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. 1-22-34-33-0A00-00008-I000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GREGORY NEVILLE 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 3rd day of April, 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. 459754 ON 2/21,28;3/7,14/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2013-CP-138 IN RE: The Estate of JERRY MITCHELL KEMP, a/k/a JERRY M. KEMP, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f JERRY MITCHELL KEMP, a/k/a JERR Y M. KEMP, deceased, whose date o f death was June 7, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COP Y OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORID A STATUTES WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication date of this notice is: Feb. 14, 2014. Personal Representative: BRENDA KEMP 1508 NE 39th Blvd. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. 200 N. E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 colin@ccameronlaw.com 462023 ON 2/14,21/2014 13 Okeechobee News February 21, 2014 Heres How It Works:Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must ll each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, colun and box. You can gure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. e more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! See answers on page 12

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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 BAPTIST 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 Northside Baptist Church€ 51 NW 98th 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. PENTECOSTAL Royal City Singers Feburary 23rd Sunday: 10:45am Pastor Mark Smith Okeechobee Church of God301 NE 4th Ave.,Okeechobee, FL 863-763-4127http://www.okeechobeecog.com http://www.facebook.c om/okeechobeecog/info CHURCH 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 EPISCOPAL BAPTIST W V D Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 11 am to 2 pm First Baptist Church of Okeechobee 401 SW 4th St. In the Fellowship Hall. Bring a covered dish! For more information call Ray or Phyllis Stone at 863-467-8636 H or 863-634-1427 C NON-DENOMINATIONAL Christian Singles of e GatheringŽ Singles of OkeechobeeEveryone invited! Come Together and Enjoy!e Holy Land ExperienceŽOrlando, FL ursday, February 27th A complete day trip in the park from 10:00 am -6:00 pm $60 fee includes park entrance and bus transportation. Bus will depart from e Gathering parking lot at 8 am, bus arrives at 7:30. For more information contact the following: Molly Durbin 863-610-1088 or Sylvia Sievers 863.801.0184Reservation /Payment due by the 22nd 14 Okeechobee News February 21, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsThe Okeechobee High School Brahmans boys tennis won four out of ve singles matches and went on to defeat Sebring, 5-2, on Tuesday. Lucas Penido led the way with a straight set win over Millind Khurana, 6-3 and 6-2. Cody Walker overcame James Pinkey, 6-1 and 6-1. Colt Root defeated Cody Crivello, 6-3 and 6-1. Dylan Ferneau defeated Conner Patterson, 6-2 and 6-2. OHS coach Morgan Ungerott said the match was great for her team because they got to have more competitive matches and learned about the things they need to work on. "It was nice to see the boys working out problem areas on their own and making changes in the middle of the matches," she explained. Otto Ramirez got off to a great start but couldn't hold on in the #1 singles match as he fell to Conner Angell, 3-6, 6-4 and 10-8. Ungerott said the rest of the team picked up Ramirez with a strong effort. "Cody, Colt and Dylan played well and we will need them to continue to play well at the bottom of the lineup to take pressure off the top guys." The two squads split the doubles matches. Angell and Khurana defeated Ramirez and Penido, 8-4. Walker and Root defeated Pinkey and Crivello, 8-0. Okeechobee played at perennial tennis power Martin County on Thursday and compete Friday and Saturday at the Heartland Conference Tournament in Highlands County. The Lady Brahmans were defeated by Sebring 7-0. Okeechobee did not win a set in any of the matches. Nisha Patel defeated Chelsea Walker, 6-2 and 6-1, Micaela Devane used quick reactions at the net to defeat Kearstin Dorrance, 6-2 and 6-1, Alaina Keith defeated Elizabeth Santelices, who showed strong ground strokes at times, 6-1 and 6-3, while Sarah Beth Rogers defeated Rachel Williams, 6-2 and 6-0. Hannah Rosenbaum defeated Kayla Orr, 6-0 and 6-1. In exhibition matches Ashley Castelli defeated April Hogenkamp, 6-0 and 6-1. Destiny Lewis defeated Imari Roberts, 6-0 and 6-0. In doubles matches the team of Patel and Devane defeated Dorrance and Santelices, 8-1. The team of Keith and Rogers defeated Williams and Orr, 8-1. Coach Stefanie Menoff said it was a tough match against a strong team,. "I think it was a good learning experience for the girls and it showed us some things that we need to work on in practice and future matches." OHS netters split with Sebring Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy Otto Ramirez used some solid net play and court coverage Tuesday to win the rst set but couldn't hold on against Sebring's Conner Angell.

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R E D Over 100 Listings TREASURE ISLAND~ Delightful Cottage Charm! 2 Bd/2 Ba/2 Carport Manufactured home with full addition. NEW siding, New metal Roof, New flooring. Florida room, windows, panoramic view! Just under 1200SF Living area. Fantastic Dock, covered boat house, hoist. Polished to perfection! MLS # 207798 $67,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457. LAKE ACCESS ~ SUPER DOCK/HOIST 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. Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers. 15 Okeechobee News February 21, 2014

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Jim ArrigoOwner & PresidentJohn ArrigoVice President & General Manager 5851 SOUTH US HIGHWAY 1., FT. PIERCEJUST SOUTH OF MIDWAY ROAD1-855-374-5019 STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM 6:00 PM SERVICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:30 AM 6:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM € Sun: ClosedArrigoFtPierce.com 1Ulrich Rd Saeger Ave Easy St Sunshine BlvdOleander Ave Ft. Pierce € West Palm € Sawgrass A LL OFFERS FOR WELL QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS, NOT ALL CUSTOMERS WILL QUALIFY. CUSTOMER MUST QUALIFY FOR ALL REBATES & INCENTIVES. DEA LER RETAINS ALL REBATES & INCENTIVES. ALL VEHICLES SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. MUST PRESENT AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE TO RECEIVE ADVERT ISED OFFERS. OFFERS EXPIRE DATE OF PUBLICATION. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. VEHICLE ART FOR I LLUSTRATION ONLY, OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT OR VARYING MODEL MAYBE SHOWN. OFFERS NOT IN CONJUNCTION, OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY, SEE DEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. PREVIOUS SALES EXCLUDED. VEH ICLE STOCK QUANTITIES VARY DAILY, RANKINGS BASED ON REGISTERED SALES FOR CHRYSLER CORP. *PRICES PLUS TAX, TAG, DEALER FEES, TIT LE & MUST FINANCE THROUGH DEALER AND QUALIFY FOR ALL REBATES AND INCENTIVES. ALL FACTORY, ALLY BANK AND ARRIGO DISCOUNTS REBATE S AND INCENTIVES APPLIED INCLUDING OWNER/LEASE LOYALTY REBATES IF QUALIFIED. 39 MONTH LEASE, 10K MILES PER YEAR. $3999 CASH OR TRADE EQUITY DUE AT SIGNING PLUS, TAX, TAG, TITLE, SEC URITY DEPOSIT. **WE WILL BEAT ANY LOCAL, VALID, PRINTED ADVERTISEMENT FROM ANOTHER AUTHORIZED DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM DEALER W ITHIN THE SE BUSINESS CENTER ZONE ON ANY NEW IDENTICALLY EQUIPPED IN STOCK VEHICLE. CUSTOMER MUST PRESENT COMPETITORS AD AT TIM E OF PURCHASE AND SUPPLY ACCURATE VIN NUMBER. COMPETITORS AD MUST BE DATED SAME DAY AS THE CUSTOMERS PURCHASE. IF WE BEAT THE COMPETITORS PRICE YOU MUST BUY THE VEHICLE FROM ARRIGO. D EALER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PURCHASE THE VEHICLE FROM THE OTHER DEALER. OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY. OFFER VALID ON SELECT MODELS TO QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS WITH MINIMUM 750 CREDIT SCORE, AND APPROVED THRU ALLY. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. ALL VEHICLES SUBJECT TO P RIOR SALE. SALES AND PRICING EXPIRE DATE OF PUBLICATION. GET PRE-APPROVED CREDITArrigoFtPierce.comBankruptciesƒ Divorceƒ Slow Payƒ Repossessionsƒ Foreclosuresƒ1st Time Buyerƒ IF YOU WORK...YOU DRIVE!Depending On The Model You ChooseU P TOBas ed on total sales of 3 locations. Based on tot al s ales of 3 locati ons Based on total s ales of 3 locations.** ArrigoFtPierce.com $14,999200 Sedan 2014 83 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $23,999300 2014 115 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $23,999T&C Touring 2014 115 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $15,999Journey 2014 140 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $15,999Avenger 2014 105 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $20,999Charger 2014 152 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $16,9991500 Reg Cab 2014 98 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $17,999C/V 2014 4 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $29,9992500 Crew Cab 4x4 2014 35 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $20,999$199Cherokee FWD 2014 50 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*BUY FORAS LOW ASLEASE FORAS LOW AS $12,999Patriot Sport 2014 73 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $25,999Grand Cherokee Laredo 2014 170 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS ALL NEW!PER MO./ 39 MOS. ** ** ** **Depending O n The Model You Choose** ** 16 Okeechobee News February 21, 2014