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Friday, March 7, 2014 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 29 13.87 feetLast Year: 14.21 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Fire damages trailer ... Page 12 OCT presents ‘Send Me No Flowers’ ...Page 2 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News March 8 and 9 will be a busy weekend in Okeechobee, with a parade, festival and rodeo in town. The annual Speckled Perch Festival Parade is set for Saturday, March 8, in downtown Okeechobee at 10 a.m. The parade will follow the usual parade route, starting at the old USave supermarket, going north on U.S. Highway 441 and then west on State Road 70 to the end of Flagler Park. The Speckled Perch Festival, to be held Saturday and Sunday in Flagler Park, will include arts and crafts booths, food booths and entertainment. Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) competition returns to Okeechobee for Florida’s Cowtown Rodeo at the Okeechobee County Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena on U.S. Highway 441 N. The rodeo is set for March 8 and 9. Children’s Mutton Bustin’ will start at 2 p.m. PRCA Rodeo events start at 2:30 p.m. and will include bareback riding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and bull riding. Festival & rodeo this weekend Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleThe 2014 Miss Speckled Perch Festival Pageant winners are from left to right. (front row) Bailey Madrano, Zachary Lander Nielson, Patricia Dawn Entry; (back row) Aubrey Hope Pearce, Kaylen Rayne Fulford and McKenzie Isabella Ayala. BIg O Birding Festival starts ... Page 2 S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See RODEO — Page 5 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A press release from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) indicates a 3-year-old child died at a local hospital after being found in a small retention pond near his home. OCSO Deputy John Hazy responded to the home in the N.W. 46th Avenue Villas around 3:29 p.m. Tuesday, March 4. After arriving on the scene he reportedly found the child to 3-year-old dies after being found in a pondSee DEATH — Page 5 Special to the Okeechobee News Okeechobee may soon have a green market where local farmers and gardeners can sell fresh produce. The Okeechobee Farm Co-op held an organizational meeting on Feb. 24, with approximately 30 consumers and growers in attendance. They will have a booth at the upcoming Okeechobee County Fair, where they will display vegetable products that the growers are now producing. The booth will serve to let other potential Farmers co-op plans local marketSee MARKET — Page 5

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee Community Theatre’s nal show for its 35th season, the romantic comedy, “Send Me No Flowers” opens tonight for a ve-performance run. The Broadway stage play that became the w ildly popular Doris Day and Rock Hudson motion picture will be presented at 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night, as well as Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, March 15. All performances are in the auditorium on the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, one block west of Golden Corral Restaurant. Reserved seat tickets are $12 each, and may be purchased Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Okeechobee Pennysaver of ce, in the Plaza 300 Building, 316 N. W. Fifth Street. They will also be available at the theatre box of ce beginning one hour before show times on the days of performance. A model husband incorrectly believes that he has but weeks to live, and feels that it is his duty to locate a suitable spouse to take care of his wife once he’s gone. He does this, however, without either his wife’s knowledge or approval. This well-intentioned action on his part nearly wrecks his marriage. Despite the somewhat dark situation, the Okeechobee Community Theatre’s all adult cast of eight keeps the laughs coming in this breezy comedy set in the early 1960s. More information on the theatre and its activities is available at www.okeechobeecommunitytheatre.com; or, by calling Ron or Jacque Hayes at 863-763-1307. South Florida’s Lake Okeechobee region offers some outstanding wildlife-viewing opportunities, judging by the fact the Big “O” Birding Festival is celebrating its 13th year. The counties southwest of Florida’s largest freshwater lake are known for their remarkable bird diversity and charismatic species like the snail kite and roseate spoonbill. The festival agenda offers birders and other wildlife watchers rare opportunities to join tours on private ranches, as well as on Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wildlife management areas and other public lands and attractions. There are dozens of different tours available during the four-day event. “Because this festival is small and each bus tour is limited to 20 people, the small groups ensure outstanding wildlife viewing,” said the FWC’s Mark Kiser. The Big “O” Birding Festival, March 9-13 in LaBelle and surrounding areas, is hosted by the Hendry County Tourism Development Council. Headlining the event is legendary birder Greg Miller. Because space is limited for bus tours, it is advisable to register now. To see what tours are available and to register, go to the festival’s website: BigOBirdingFestival.com. The registration form lists all of the available tours. Once again, the festival has invited FWC staff to inform participants and lead tours. Presenter/ eld trip leader Kiser is a biological scientist with the FWC’s Public Access and Wildlife Viewing Services of ce; he is the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail (GFBWT) coordinator. While the Big “O” Festival highlights Hendry and Glades counties, participants in the area can check out other GFBWT locations in the area during their stay. “It’s not every day you can see lots of amazing birds breeding in one place at the same time,” Kiser said, citing one tour he coleads for the festival. “We’ll observe Florida burrowing owls sharing a pasture with a herd of Brangus cattle, and besides these pint-sized predators, we’ll also see nesting crested caracaras, Florida sandhill cranes, swallow-tailed kites and bald eagles – a testimony to the host ranchers’ superb stewardship efforts.” “The Big “O” region certainly does not disappoint, as more than 300 bird species have been recorded in the area,” Kiser said. “The FWC has many wildlife management areas there, and our Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail program offers nine locations in Hendry and Glades counties alone.” To learn more about the Big “O” Birding Festival and other area opportunities, including lodging, go to BigOBirdingFestival.com. For more information on the FWC’s statewide and year-round wildlife viewing opportunities, go to MyFWC.com/Viewing. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Dr. Rajinder Singhannounces the closing of his Dental practice, effective February 28, 2014. Patient records are being Dr. J.Neal Wright. For patient records, contact J. Neal Wright, D.M.D. 307 NW 5th St. Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-3888 MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Mar. 7TH Thurs., Mar. 13THFor Info, Call 763-7202 II: “ SON OF GOD”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:20, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:20, 7:00 & 9:20, Mon 3:00 & 7:00I: “300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00III: “MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00 R PG-13 PG 2 Okeechobee News March 7, 2014 Today: Partly cloudy. Highs around 75F. West wind 5 to 15 MPH, gusting to 22 MPH. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 46F. West northwest wind to 9 MPH.Extended ForecastSaturday Day : Mostly sunny. Highs around 75F. West northwest wind to 6 MPH. Night : Mostly clear. Lows around 52F. East northeast wind to 6 MPH. Sunday Day : Mostly sunny. Highs around 81F. North wind to 6 MPH. Night : Mostly clear. Lows around 55F. East northeast wind to 6 MPH. Monday Day : Mostly sunny. Highs around 82F. Light wind. Night : Partly cloudy. Lows around 57F. Light wind. Tuesday Day : Partly cloudy. Highs around 82F. West northwest wind to 6 MPH. Okeechobee Forecast Big ‘O’ Birding Festival offers exclusive tours ‘Send Me No Flowers’ opens tonight Special to the Okeechobee NewsKenny Feightner and Kisha Law appear in the iconic roles played on screen by Rock Hudson and Doris Day in the Okeechobee Community Theatre production of “Send Me No Flowers.” The live stage play runs for ve performances, Friday and Saturday nights, March 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 8:00 p.m., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on March 15.

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Child’s death My heart breaks for the family of the little child who drowned in the retention pond. Try as you might, you can’t watch y our kids every second. It is just such a tragedy. Parents of young children should take t his to heart. You live in Florida and water is all around you. Sooner or later your kids are going to wind up in water. Teach them to s wim, or at least how to oat. Check out the c lasses available through the Red Cross or at t he county pool.  I see children running around in this park all the time. They look after each other. Hard to believe this happened. Praying for t he family.  This park has come a long ways from b ack in the days. It has become safe enough to let your kids run around and be kids. But an accident can happen in a blink of an eye. Prayers for the family and remember we are all human and we shouldn’t judge anyone. Just pray because we never know what the future holds for any of us. God, please keep this family strong and send your angels to keep them deep into your wings give them courage and wisdom.Farmers co-op I am so happy to hear that the Extension Of ce is helping to organize a farmers and gardeners co-op and they will have a green market. I would love to shop at a farmers’ market. I hope they have it on Saturday mornings. People are so busy during the week. I think having a green market on Saturday mornings would be the most likely to attract a lot of customers. When another group had a market before, it was on Thursday afternoon and I work until 6 and then have to rush home to make dinner. I kept meaning to stop by that market, but I never made it.Words to ponder “There are men running governments who shouldn’t be allowed to play with matches.” Will Rogers Okeechobee KOA says thanksOkeechobee KOA would like to thank the following Okeechobee and other out-of-state businesses for donating door prizes to raise funds for KOA Care Camps. All proceeds from popular events that are held, like the Bikers Spaghetti Dinner is donated to KOA care camps which are designed especially for children with cancer. The event was held Feb. 16. Thank you to the following: Family Health & Wellness Amanda J. Williams ARNP,FNP-BC, Treasure Coast Harley Davidson Of Stuart, THE HONDA CLASSIC, Todd Everett Flooring Inc., SILPADA, Bealls Outlet, Walgreens Pharmacy, Lightsey’s Restaurant, CVS Pharmacy, The Home Depot, Dan’s Golf Cart Repair, Mom’s Kitchen, Winn-Dixie, Jersey Mikes Subs, Tom & Bev Kaub, Rings & Things, B&A Flea Market Stuart, Fla., Hampton Inn, Gilberts Golf Cars, ULTIMATE SHINE, ROSEMARIE’S, Sunn y Shades, Crappy Jacks, Cosmic Hog Pen, Lala’s Western Wear, Lake Okeechobee Fishing Adventures, With Capt. H. Brian Beville, Walt Disney World Co., NEESSIES Boutiqu e Stuart, Fla., Bill & Heather Tobin, Treasur e Cove Enterprises, Seminole Casino Bingo and Nichols Lures. Okeechobee is a unique community tha t has treated us well. What a wonderful community we live in as you have touched th e hearts of many children that have cance r that are now able to go to camp. We wish you well in your future business endeavors and thank you from our heart for your generosity. General Manager Wendy Woodman March 7, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter 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! Pet of the WeekJenny, a terrier mix, is available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on Highway 98, next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863-3571104. To see more available animals go to pet nder.com. Homes are also needed to “foster” animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home. Special to the Okeechobee News Historical Society at re-enactmentMembers of the Okeechobee Historical Society had a booth at the Okeechobee Battle eld Re-enactment where they told the history of early times and settlers in the Okeechobee area. They have books, mugs, DVDs and other items to sell which tell the story. If you are interested in Okeechobee history, the next meeting of the society will be March 17, beginning at noon in the museum on U.S. 98 N. New members and guests are welcome to bring a covered dish and join us for lunch followed by a business meeting. If you wish to join, dues are $10 a year. The Tantie Quilters meet in the museum building each Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. if you are interested in quilting or if you wish to visit the museum, it is open during that time. Pictured are: (front row) Zelda Mixon, Wilma Williams and Margaret Smith; (back row) Kay McCool and Eleanor Shepherd. Not pictured is Gloria Wymer. Special to the Okeechobee News/ 4-H Picture Perfect Photography Club

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News March 7, 2014 One Arm Bandit to performAs a special treat for rodeo fans, the One A rm Bandit will be the specialty act. John Steven Payne (a.k.a. the One Arm Bandit) has won the PRCA Specialty Act of the Year title 12 times. “I started in rodeo in 1987 at the 101 Wild W est Rodeo in Ponca City, Okla.,” Mr. Payne explains on his web site. “I sold Walter Alsbaugh, the stock contractor, some wild bulls that came out of the swamps of Florida. “In those days I gathered wild cattle in several states. My slogan: ‘If you can turn’em loose, I can catch’em.’ The foundation of my rodeo career was horsemanship and the use of Blackmouth Cur dogs. “While at the rodeo in Ponca City, I witnessed an act that was low on talent. Of course, I mouthed off to the stock contractor and he said ‘We’ll just let you be the entertainment next year.’ “A fading cattle market and high interest had left me at broke, $100,000 in debt and living with my grandmother. I built my rst trailer from scratch and bought my rst truck from my brother Bob for $800,” he continued. “My rst show was in the same place the next year. I put ve Corrientte steers on top of my trailer with the aid of Blackmouth Cur dogs. A few weeks later, Clem McSpaden hired me to go to Bushyhead, Okla. to preform in an 80 acre pasture at his steer roping. There is where I received my rst paycheck. It seemed like a paid vacation after three decades of working on a ranch. “The rst year, I entertained about 90 crowds traveling with the Walt Alsbaugh Rodeo Company and was nominated for PRCA “Specialty Act of the Year.” Though I did not w in the award that year, I did win in 1989, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96 and then again 08, 09, 10, and 2011. “Animals in the show consist of Longhorn-Watusi Steers, mustangs, mules, buffalo. Blackmouth Cur dogs are a very integral part of the training process. My son Lynn and daughter Amanda hit the road at the age of 18, which allowed us to take our show in three directions,” he stated. Rodeo tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at www.okeechobeecattlemensassociation. com or at Eli’s Western Wear.Faces of HIV art exhibitA mobile art exhibit will be open to the public, depicting the lives of Florida residents living with HIV and AIDS through larger-than-life portraiture, video interviews, and journal writing, on Sunday, March 9 at the Speckled Perch Festival in Flagler Park (Hwy 70 and 3rd Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call Tara Menendez at 407-6299484 Ext. 211.County fair is next weekAt the Agri-Civic Center this weekend, organizers will be busy preparing for the Okeechobee County Fair. The Okeechobee County Fair will be held March 11-16, at the Agri-Civic Center Fairgrounds, with entrance off State Road 710. The fair will include a carnival midway, livestock shows, cooking competitions, fruit and vegetable competitions, sewing and arts and crafts competitions. The fairgrounds opens at 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and at noon on Saturday and Sunday. RODEOContinued From Page 1 growers know that they too would be invited to participate, and let consumers know that they can purchase local produce and to look forward to having a consolidated location for fresh, local produce. No farm is too large or too small to participate in the co-op. Interested farmers and gardeners can sign up at the fair booth or attend the next co-op meeting, set for Monday, March 24, at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce. The group is exploring different business models that will work for them, and is working to secure a physical site where a market can be established. The Okeechobee County Extension ofce will invite various person from within UF/IFAS and others who have developed successful models to come meet with the group in the near future. MARKETContinued From Page 1 have a faint pulse and there was water coming from his nose and mouth. Deputy Hazy went on to state in his report that he cleared the child’s airway and began performing cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the toddler until emergency medical personnel arrived. The child was then taken to Raulerson Hospital where he later died. According to the press release, the child’s mother had prepared a bath for her son and told him to go in the bathroom and get ready for his bath. When she entered the bathroom a few minutes later the child was apparently not there. Family members began searching for the toddler and found him in the retention pond some 212 feet from the home, continued the report. Deputy Hazy pointed out the child’s aunt found the child “... face down in the water near the edge.” The exact cause of death will be determined by the District 19 Medical Examiner’s Of ce. DEATHContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Hibbet PhotoThe One Arm Bandit will be the specialty act at Florida’s Cow Town Rodeo March 8 and 9 at the historical Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441 N. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PooleKaylen Rayne Fulford is a senior at the Okeechobee High School and dual enrolled at IRSC. She is an honor student, scholar athlete and plays on the varsity softball team. Kaylen is the current Miss OHS and a captain for the Lady Brahmans. She is a member of FFA, Beta Club, Journalism Club and on the Yearbook Staff. Kaylen has over 300 hours of community service and loves being involved in the community. She has attended Oakview Baptist Church for 17 years. Her favorite hobbies are hunting and shing. After graduation, she plans to attend IRSC and nish her Associate Degree in Agribusiness and then transfer to Keiser University to train to be a radiologist. She is very hopeful and excited about her future and what God has in store for her life. Livestock show plannedThe Okeechobee 4H and FFA Livestock Show starts today. and runs through March 15 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The spectator entrance is off State Road 710. Events include:  Friday, March 7: Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show (OYLS) small animal, lamb and goat check in at the horse barn, 4 to 6 p.m.; Okeechobee County Fair Barrel Race in arena.  Saturday, March 8: OYLS Small Animal Show in the horse barn, at 9 a.m.; Okeechobee County Fair Barrel Race in arena.  Sunday, March 9: OYLS Dairy cattle check-in at arena, 4 to 6 p.m.; OYLS Goat & Lamb Show in the horse barn at 5 p.m.  Monday, March 10: OYLS steer check in, 9 to 11 a.m. Swine check-in, 1-5 p.m.; OYLS Dairy Show, 6 p.m.  Tuesday, March 11: OYLS Beef Breeding check-in, 3 to 5 p.m.; OYLS Swine Showmanship at 6 p.m.  Wednesday, March 12: OYLS Swine Show at 6 p.m.  Thursday, March 13: OYLS Steer Show at 6 p.m.  Friday, March 14: OYLS Beef Breeding Show, 6 p.m.  Saturday, March 15: OYLS Livestock sale, 4 p.m.

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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.James Harold Thomas, 83OKEECHOBEE — James Harold Thomas of Okeechobee died March 5, 2014. He was born A pril 10, 1930 in Austell, Georgia to Byrd Emory and Malzonie Williams Thomas. An iron worker by trade, he was a member of the Iron W orker’s Association. He moved to Okeechobee in the mid-1970s and attended North Okeechobee Church of God and First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. He enjoyed auto mechanics, rebuilding vehicles and motorcycles. Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his rst w ife, Vera Dee Thomas; son, Bruce Thomas; brothers, Samuel, Willie and Luke; and sisters, Marie, Irene and Doris. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Gertrude Thomas; son, Danny Thomas; two stepsons, J ames Padgett (Elaine) and Gary Padgett all of Okeechobee; grandson, Christopher; and sisters, Clara Nell Conrad (Neil) of Davie and Patsy Coalson (Jerry) of Georgia. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Ft. Drum Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Research. 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. Macy ‘Diddy’ Sutton Rucks, Sr., 73OKEECHOBEE — Macy “Diddy” Sutton Rucks, Sr. of Okeechobee died March 5, 2014. He was born August 22, 1940 in Fort Payne, Alabama to Emmett and Glenn Sutton Rucks. A resident of Okeechobee for 55 years, he was a member of Oakview Baptist Church. He started Dry Lake Dairy with his father, mother and brothers which then led to Milking R Dairy. He enjoyed volunteering at his church and summering in North Carolina. Mr. Rucks was preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy Revels and brother, Boyd Rucks. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Wanda Rucks; son, Macy Sutton Rucks, Jr. (Kris); two daughters, Robin Bailey (Chris) and Julie Kotula (Pete) all of Okeechobee; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two brothers, Neil Rucks (Rita) of Dade City and Charlie Rucks (Susan) of Lake Placid; sister-in-law, Mary Alice Rucks of Okeechobee; son-in-law, Gary Revels. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 at Oakview Baptist Church with Pastor John Garrison and Dr. Chan Garrett of ciating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973 or Oakview Baptist Church, 677 SW 32nd ST, 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. Robert Lewis Phillips, 76OKEECHOBEE — Robert Lewis Phillips died Feb. 27, 2014. He was born Oct. 3, 1937 in Lake W ales to Robert V. and Marjorie Cook Phillips. A resident of Okeechobee for 40 years, he enjoyed shing and shooting. He was a member of Oakview Baptist Church. Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sheryl M. Phillips; daughter, Paige Walpole (Keith) both of Okeechobee; son, Rob Phillips (Ronda) of Tifton, GA; grandchildren, Bryan W alpole, Rachel Walpole both of Okeechobee, Trey Phillips and Kate Phillips both of Tifton, GA; sisters, Carol Glatz (Tom)of Ormond Beach and Barbara Martin (Gary) of Live Oak. A gathering for family and friends will be 10 a.m. until services at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Oakview Baptist Church with Pastor J ohn Garrison of ciating. In lieu of owers, 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. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News March 7, 2014 VFW to host karaokeVFW 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host karaoke from 7 until 11 p.m. Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8. The kitchen will open at 5 p.m. On Sunday, March 9, liver and onions or cube steak dinners will be served from 1 until 3 p.m. For information, call 863763-0818.AMVETS offering bingoJoin the AMVETS, Post 200, at 8590 S.R. 78 W., on Friday, March 7 at noon for bingo. Receive a bingo page free. Come out and enjoy. We are a small post with a big heart. For information, call 330-556-1576.Fish fry aids burn victimThe Okeechobee City Fire Department will host a sh fry Friday, March 7 to bene t 18-year-old Walter Morgan, the son of Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) Detective Scott Morgan. Walter received secondand third-degree burns over 85 percent of his body while trying to restart a campre. Meals will be served starting at 11 a.m. and will consist of sh with Popeye’s cole slaw, Pogey’s cheese grits and Golden Corral hushpuppies. Dinners will cost $8 each, and deliveries will be available for orders of ve or more. Iced tea will be available for an additional $1. For tickets contact: OCPD Detective Kelley Margerum at 863-763-5521; Michele Bell at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, 863-763-3117; Cindy Kemp at the Okeechobee County Jail, 863-357-5370; or, Jill Rogers at 863-634-0870.Chair giveaway aids charitiesFamily Dentistry, Wemmer Orthodontics, Everglades Pediatric and Tenniswood Dental Associates will give away re-purposed chairs for charity from Feb. 24 through March 7 in their of ces. The charities bene tting from these proceeds will be Real Life Children’s Ranch, Right for the Fight, Rylee’s Hope and the March of Dimes. The grand nale will follow during the Speckled Perch Festival. Visit www.fdofokeechobee.com for information.Moose planning hog roastOkeechobee Moose, #1753, at 159 S.E. 36th St., will hold a membership drive and hog roast Saturday, March 8, all day in the tiki hut. It will be open to the public. Proceeds will go to Moose Charities programs.Tea party fundraiser plannedA Princess and Prince Tea Party is being held at OHS on Saturday, March 8 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on behalf of the OHS Drama Club. Wear your princess and prince costumes, have punch and cookies, and get your picture taken. There will also be a coloring contest. For information, call Mrs. Raulerson at 863-462-5025, ext. 8011.Youth grid sign-ups setCome join the Okeechobee Youth Football League for its third season. Signups are from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Flagler Park on Saturday, March 8 during the Speckled Perch Festival. They are looking for football players and cheerleaders ages 5 to 14, which must be their ages on Aug. 1. Fees for ages 6 and under are $60 and $75 for ages 7.VFW planning special dayOn March 8 the VFW #9528 in Buckhead Ridge, 29012 E. S.R. 78, will have Customer Appreciation Day. Happy Hour will be all day and the AMVETS Riders Chapter 2001 will have hamburgers and hotdogs from 3 until 5 p.m. for a donation. Proceeds will go to veterans charities. To nish out the evening, Al Jones will entertain from 6 until 10 p.m. For information, call 863-467-2882. The BHR VFW will also serve breakfast on March 9, from 8 until 11 a.m.Mason have tent at festivalOkeechobee Lodge No. 237, Free & Accepted Masons will again this year have a tent in Flagler Park for the 2014 Annual Speckled Perch Festival, March 8, and March 9. Whether you are a local member or belong to a Lodge in another state, all Masons in the Okeechobee area are invited to wear your Lodge shirts and stop by to show your support for the Masonic Fraternity. We will also have information available for anyone interested in this organization. Don’t have a shirt from your home Lodge? Stop by anyway and say hello to the members of one of the friendliest Lodges in Florida.Church plans bake saleThe Woman’s Association of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will hold their annual bake sale Saturday, March 8 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The hall entrance is on Fourth Street. Besides lots of delicious baked goods, there will be a White Elephant table or two. For information, call Betsy Cheney at 863-357-0465.Shooting fundraiser slatedThe young guns of Quail Creek will host a clay shooting fundraiser Saturday, March 8 at Quail Creek from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will also be a silent, live and Chinese auction following the awards ceremony. All proceeds go to the children in the club. For information, contact Quail Creek at 863-763-2529.Bene t links tourney setThe Cypress Hut Eagles, 4509, will host a bene t golf tournament for Nellie Summerford on Saturday, March 8 at the Blue Heron Golf Club. Play will get under way at 8 a.m. For information call: Paul at 863-2611316; Oakley at 561-239-4430; or, Earl 863610-0017. Community Events Brought to you by:863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FLORIDA TURNPIKE SOME VEHICLE PHOTOS ARE APPROXIMATE LIKENESS TO THE IN STOCK INVENTORY. *Applicable on any car of comparable equipment and MSRP. In-stock inventory or factory orders during the same incentive period. Price guarantee applies to purchase price and excludes trade allowances. Sales excludes demostrators, and car with over 100 miles on odometer and any car with less than full manufacturers warranty. Customer must pr ovide proof of verifying model, equipment and final negotiated price with managements signature; valid within 10 days of offer Proof of Florida registration is required. Sunrise Ford reserves the right of last refusal, in person, to registered shoppers. This guarantee does not apply to fleet or commercia l buyers. 772.461.6000 TOLL FREE 877-251-FORD (3673) 5435 U.S. 1 SOUTH, FORT PIERCE(1/2 MILE SOUTH OF MIDWAY ROAD ON U.S. 1) SUNRISE-FORD.COMYOUR INTERNET REPRESENTATIVE MARK GALLAGHER MON.…FRI. 8AM…8PM|SAT. 9AM…5PM SE HABLA ESPAOL 2006 CHRYSLER 300C #14004A JUST $13,499 2009 NISSAN ALTIMA SL #14524A JUST $13,999 2012 FORD FOCUS #P4939 JUST $13,999 2012 FORD FOCUS #P4974 JUST $14,499 2012 FORD FUSION #P4975 JUST $14,999 2007 CHRYSLER 300C #131422A1 JUST $14,999 2008 FORD SPORT TRAC LTD #14491A JUST $15,999 2010 FORD EDGE #14101A JUST $15,999 2011 FORD ESCAPE #13281C JUST $15,999 2009 HONDA CR-V EXL #14579A JUST $16,999 2013 JEEP PATRIOT #14505A JUST $16,999 2013 KIA SOUL #131388A JUST $17,999 2010 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER #14381A JUST $17,999 2011 TOYOTA RAV 4 #13583A JUST $18,999 2009 CHEVY SILVERADO 4X4 #131413A1 JUST $19,999 2011 HONDA CR-V EX #14559A JUST $19,999 2011 NISSAN ALTIMA #14510A JUST $19,999 2013 FORD TAURUS SHO #14043A JUST $22,999 2010 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE #P4998 JUST $22,999 2013 FORD E-250 CARGO VAN #P4976 JUST $22,999 2011 HONDA RIDGELINE RTL #13828A JUST $22,999 2012 FORD F-150 XLT #P4996 JUST $24,999 2012 FORD EXPEDITION EL #14010A1 JUST $26,999 2012 DODGE RAM 1500 #131046A JUST $30,999VALUE CARS& TRUCKSUNDER $13,000CARS, TRUCKS& SUVS2004 FORD EXPLORER XLS #P5008 JUST $7,999 or $139/mo 2006 FORD FREESTAR #14424A JUST $8,999 or $149/mo 2006 LINCOLN TOWN CAR JUST $9,999 or $169/mo 2007 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID #14382A JUST $10,499 or $189/mo 2007 FORD ESCAPE #P4921B JUST $11,999 or $219/mo 2006 F-150 REG CAB #131408A JUST $11,999 or $219/mo 2010 CHEVY MALIBU #14423A JUST $12,499 or $229/mo 2007 LINCOLN MKZ (#14493A) JUST $12,999 or $239/moBUSINESS IS GOOD! LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD SALES PEOPLE!2013 FOCUS S#131281MSRP $17,290 DISCOUNT $600 REBATES $2,000YOUR PRICE $14,690YOUR PRICE $20,390 2014 MUSTANG #14434MSRP $24,290 DISCOUNT $900 REBATES $3,000 2014 FUSIONSE#14544MSRP $25,860 DISCOUNT $1,443 REBATES $3,000YOUR PRICE $21,417YOUR PRICE $22,395 2013 C-MAXSE#13940MSRP $25,995 DISCOUNT $1,100 REBATES $2,500 7 Okeechobee News March 7, 2014

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 For more information, contact 863.763.3134 or email ” bizsearch@newszap.com FAMILY MEDICINE Hablamos Espaol Same Day Appointments Aliated with Raulerson Hospital RaulersonPrimaryCare.com 202 NE 2nd Avenue € Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 We Treat Kids Too!Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m.(863) 467-2159 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansFamily Physician € Pediatrics Physicals € Family Care & Medicine Womens Health € Well-child visits Welcome to Medicare visits GYNECOLOGY 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health IssuesD. J B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Infertility • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders Accepting New Patients863-763-8000RaulersonGyn.com RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž 8 Okeechobee News March 7, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsFather Daughter Dance heldWorld Thinking Day/Father Daughter Dance. Each year on Feb. 22 girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world in other countries. Events took place at South Elementary Cafeteria from 7-9 p.m. on Feb. 22. In the picture of father/ daughter is Jayliah and her father Pedro Mungaray. The table is the Daisy Troop 60197, decorated by the troop representing Mexico. The three girls pictured (left to right) are Jayliah Garcia, Esmeralda Castillo and Alana McDonald. Night golf event aids bandThe Band Boosters of Okeechobee Moonlight Madness Golf Extravaganza will be held March 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. Check-in will be from 5:30 until 6:15 p.m. The golf extravaganza is a nine-hole event held entirely within the Okeechobee High School campus. The rst glowin-the-dark ball is provided for every player with each paid entry fee. Mulligans can be purchased before and during the event for $2 each, with a maximum of four per player. Individual player entry fee is $10. For information, call Steve Dobbs at 863-634-0194.County Fair pageant openThe 2014 Okeechobee County Fair Beauty Pageant will be held on Sunday, March 9 in the Okeechobee High School Auditorium. A rehearsal will be on Friday, March 7 at 6 p.m. in the OHS Lecture Hall. March 7 (today) is the last day to sign up to enter the pageant. Call Donnie Arnold at 863-634-6464 for information. Applications are available online at www.okeechobeecountyfair.com.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsDiscussions about how seniors can volunteer in the community and efforts being made to assist Okeechobee school students improve their reading skills, highlighted the monthly meeting of the Okeechobee Community Collaborative Council Tuesday. Marcos Cuevas of the retired senior volunteer program, RSVP, explained his program is funded by a grant. It focuses on engaging v olunteers, age 55 and older. The hours they spend are very exible. The volunteers can choose where they want to serve. They prov ide a couple of mentors for the Community in Schools program. Cuevas said seniors are looking for things to do and he is a location for agencies and v olunteers to get together so both can bene t. The agency has the nal say on how and if the v olunteer will be used. Healthy futures, helping to support food pantries and disaster assistance are three of their main focuses. Training is provided free of charge. Disaster preparedness and awareness is another focus for the volunteers who are trained to give presentations in the community on this issue. Food pantries are very busy in the community. Since July 1, 2013, the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church has helped over 10,000 people with more than 1,000 volunteer hours w ith their food pantry. "There are people who want to volunteer and just don't know where to go. A lot of agencies have started to reach out to me and are looking for volunteers," he noted. Once per month a Treasure Coast mobile food pantry will come to Okeechobee. Volunteers are needed on one Saturday morning per month for up to four hours. An effort is also underway to assist food service in Okeechobee schools to help needy children and their families. "The big need right now is volunteers. If y ou know of seniors needing things to do, please contact me," he noted. If interested contact Mr. Cuevas at 863-4842907. Sabrina Seme, of Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Okeechobee, spoke about the mentoring they provide in elementary schools. The w ork can be in all subjects, and can help prov ide a positive in uence on the student. Volunteers must commit to one year. They visit the student twice per week for 30 minutes and mentor the child. "One hour per week makes a difference. It doesn't take a lot. It doesn't take super heroes. You just have to care and be willing to spend your time to help a child improve their life," she said. The program offers training. They also interview the mentors and try to match them with kids with similar interests. You also get support and guidance from members of the program. Students range from kindergarten through fth grade. Fifty-two percent of these students are less likely to skip school due to the program. Forty-six percent are less likely to use drugs and 33 percent are less likely to strike someone. "It is fairly simple to make a difference in the life of a child, it is really simple," she added. Shared Services Facilitator Sharon Vinson reported that 2,232 people visited this years Health and Safety Expo in Okeechobee County. My Aunt's House accepts donations of dresses used for prom to assist those who might not be able to afford to attend prom this year. An event is planned for Saturday, April 19, at the non-pro t to assist students, both boys and girls, who want to attend prom this year. The Children Services Council has helped fund four weeks of summer camps with Communities in Schools this summer. This year close to $190,000 was given out to fund summer camps this year by the Children Services Council. The CSC reauthorization will be on the ballot in the general election this year. Sixty-one percent of the electorate must support the ballot measure for adoption. Executive director Cathleen Blair will appear before the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners Thursday, Feb. 27, to receive approval to get on the ballot. Last year $385,000 was handed out to local agencies that provide services for children. "Some programs will actually fold if we don't get authorized. Our funding keeps them alive," she explained. They will have an exhibit at the county fair to explain what they do for the community. The juvenile justice council meets on the third Friday of each month at noon at Beef O'Brady's Restaurant, on S. Parrott Avenue. On March 22, a family learning event will be hosted by East Coast Migrant Head Start. On March 11, Castle will have their annual Memory Field in Flagler Park in Okeechobee. Last year 122 children died in Florida due to child abuse and or neglect. The Chobee Courage program kickoff is scheduled for April 5 at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus at 10 a.m. The project is a mentoring program for boy's ages 12 and 18. More information can be obtained at 863-763-2893. An effort is underway to open a day care center in Douglas Park. A school out day will be held on Friday, March 14, by the Okeechobee YMCA. Signups for the summer camp for YMCA is Friday, May 16. A southern breakfast will be hosted on April 24 by the Methodist Church Men's Group to encourage more foster homes in Okeechobee. There are only two foster homes in Okeechobee right now. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 9 Okeechobee News March 7, 2014 Seniors are urged to volunteer Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMarco Cuevas of RSVP spoke Tuesday to the Okeechobee Community Collaborative Council.

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Indian River State College now offers 23 bachelor’s degree programs that can be completed locally at IRSC campuses and online. Information about program options, application procedures, nancial aid and more will be provided at a Bachelor’s Degree Information Session on Wednesday, March 12, at 6 p.m. in Room W-227 in the Student Services Building on the corner of 35th Street and Virginia Avenue at the Main Campus in Fort Pierce. Recognizing the time management challenges of students who are working, IRSC has expanded its online bachelor’s degree offerings. Students can now complete three baccalaureate programs entirely online, including the Bachelor’s Degrees in Organizational Management, Business Administration and Nursing. IRSC Bachelor’s Degree programs all focus on elds with demonstrated workforce demand. Area residents prepare for teaching positions armed with education degrees in Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, and Secondary and Middle Grades math and science. The Human Services degree programs are among the most popular, with specializations in Youth and Family Studies, Addictions Studies and Human Services Generalist. Two concentrations are available in Public Administration, with emphasis on emergency planning and management and public policy and leadership, preparing students for employment in various levels of government. The degree provides a rm foundation for law school and other graduate level degrees. IRSC also offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. The Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology/Cyber Security prepares students for a well-paying career in information technology and cyber security. Students can also focus on digital media with degree concentrations in graphic design and visual communications and animation, gaming and modeling. In the health care eld, IRSC offers the Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Management and Nursing. Students in the biology program bene t from opportunities for paid internships at Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies and laboratory experiences working with scientists at other research institutes. In the business arena, the Organizational Management Degree program attracts man y working students who apply what they have learned on the job for career advancement. The Business Administration Degree offers students the competitive advantage in the business world with knowledge and skills in management, nance, strategic planning, human resources and entrepreneurship. The Accounting degree is among the newest additions to the IRSC menu of four-year programs. For information, contact the IRSC Call Center at 1-866-792-4772; or, visit www.irsc. edu. IRSC to hold bachelor’s degree information session March 12 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ORTHOPAEDICS Benjamin Epstein, D.O.Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. We Treat Kids Too!Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries The hip joint is one of the bodys largest w eight-bearing joints. Its a ball-and-socket j oint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip joint allows you to w alk, squat, and turn w ithout pain. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each y ear to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total hip replacement surgery almost always: € Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks. € Increases leg strength. Without hip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles. € Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annuallycomfort. € Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi“ ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson explains My patients seeking relief from joint pain love havin g access to g reat ortho p aedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in your very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ ed physician to help you love your joints again … sooner. 10 Okeechobee News March 7, 2014

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Open at 5 pm Tuesday Thursday & Noon Friday, Saturday & Sunday Presented by: Childrens Services Council Gilbert Chevrolet Syfrett Feed Domers Quail Creek Waste Management Mosaic Okeechobee Dodge Raulerson Hospital Seminole Casino Publix St. Lucie Battery & Tire Center State Bank Glades Electric Co-op Florida Public Utilities Seacoast Bank Walpole Feed State Farm TD Bank .. 11 Okeechobee News March 7, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee/ NESNES Students of the weekNorth Elementary School would like to congratulate the students of the week for the week of Feb. 18: Luciano Perez, Kamryn Hackett, Alex Rios-Ramirez, Diego Morales-Ruiz, A.J. Davis, Kaylee Hickman, Jose Guevara, Zael Olivares, Faelynne Birmingham, Zynara Byrd, Jenna Moreno, Ivette Rivera, Presten Pineiro, Marvin Mendez, Jordan Robbins, Qualon Hardy, Elizabeth Rociles, Dylan Thornton, Dorothy Nieto, Laci Prescott, Lazaro Gonzalez, Ana Martinez, Sebastian Ponce de Leon, Shelby Wooten, Grady Pierce, Ben Scott, Sarah Munoz, Juan Gomez, Kaitlyn Brewer, Lane Edwards, Elijah Busbin, Catalina Gomez, Salvador Luviano and Madison Vanhoose. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESStudents of the weekCentral Elementary School would like to congratulate the students of the week for the week of Feb. 17: Sophia Haygood, Ashlyn Burdeshaw, Ignacio Gomez, Daniela Sanchez, Charles Smith, Ajayi Williams, Gabriel Hernandez, Avary Manson, Rafaela Jimenez, Zoyee Ramires, Noemi Gonzalez, Harley Messina, Lane Davis, Charlie Micco, Adam Marsden, Jocelyn Domina, Christopher Eckenwiler, Olivia Campbell, Kaliyah Blackmon, Leslie Cruz, Gisselle Medrano, Cyla Jenkins, Monique Silvas, Lyndravious Allen, Isabela Calvillo, Carlos Gamez, Adolph Torres, Sam Fralix and John Martz. Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESStudents of the weekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Feb. 28 include: kindergarten students, Tyre Rush, Mason Centeno, Angelo Sontai-Perez, Oralia Alvarado-guitGarcia, Katrina Brooks; rst graders, Zachary Saroka, Br'shiya Williams, Gerardo Gutierrez, Jaiden Gould; second grade students, Whitney Hunt, Star Phillips, Emma Baumhardt, Tatyana Santibanez, Tanner St Pierre, Reagan Tucker, Ethan Hawk; third grade students, Kaylee Stevens, Jimmy Brown, Reed Mattson; fourth graders, Demetrio Flores, Brandon Ray, Jessica Cordell, Ricky Gomez, Kendayza Sistruck, Brandon Burgos; fth grade students, Abel Garcia, Christian Flores, Carlos Garcia and Ty'Juan Lewis. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySuccessful fundraiser heldThe OHS boys and girls tennis team had a successful fundraiser Saturday morning at Applebee's Restaurant. They would like to thank the community for their support this season.

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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 th St. (approx. 6 miles north on 441)Rev. Richard GilesSunday at 10:45am and 6pm., with Sunday School at 9:45am and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6pm. 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 Advertise your church events or services here!Call 863.763.3134 today to inquire about pricing 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 12 Okeechobee News March 7, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News An estimated $55,000 in property and other damage was reported Tuesday after a trailer re at 4122 S.E. 28th St., Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Lieutenant Ryan Hathaw ay reported. Okeechobee County sent ve units and nine re ghters to the scene and Okeechobee City re ghters provided mutual aid. The report from Lt. Hathaway said crews found smoke showing upon arrival from a single wide trailer with an addition. "The re was in the rear of the structure and sheriff deputies advised there were still dogs inside the trailer," the report states. Deputy Tammy Sera ni said the resident Theresa Carter, 24, and her four young children were watching television when they heard a loud pop coming from the bedroom. Ms. Carter went into the bedroom and saw the electrical box in the closet was on re. She gathered up the children and ran to the neighbor's house. The State Fire Marshal was called to determine the cause which was determined electrical. Fire ghter Ricky Hansford was able to rescue one puppy from the hallway in the residence as other re ghters fought the ames. Fire crews attacked the re in the hallway and in the rear bedroom without much dif culty. Fire crews were on the scene for just over two hours. The American Red Cross also assisted the family in their time of need. Fire damages singlewide trailer By Melissa YunasFlorida Forest Service Imagine you are outside with a rake and a water hose burning a small pile of yard debris on a cool, crisp day. You hear the phone ring inside and decide to take the call, thinking it will only take a moment and that y our re seems to be under control. In that moment though, a gust of wind comes and turns that non-threatening yard debris re into a menacing wild re that engulfs both y our yard and your neighbor's yard too. The adjacent homes, including yours, are now threatened because of your wild re. Please help to protect your land, your home and your neighbor's home from the threat of wild re. Keep your good re from turning into a bad re by practicing these safe outdoor burning tips: Never leave a re unattended, and make sure it is out before you leave. Keep a shovel and water hose handy. Don't burn on windy days or when the humidity is below 35 percent. Your re must be contained to an 8-foot diameter pile or non-combustible barrel and must be at least 25 feet from forests, 25 feet from your house, 50 feet from a paved public road and 150 feet from other occupied buildings. If your re escapes, you may be held liable for suppression costs and damage to the property of others. Burning yard debris does not require an authorization from the Florida Forest Service, but you should check with your local city, county or Florida Forest Service of cials to see if there are any restrictions in your area. So far this month, Okeechobee County has experienced three wild res that were started with debris burning. On March 3, a re on SR 70 East burned 0.2 acres. On March 4, a re on Northeast 224th Street burned 1 acre. On March 5, a re on Northwest 254th Street burned 8.1 acres. In addition, a re on March 3, on Northwest 128th Avenue that burned 25 acres is still under investigation. Please contact your local Florida Forest Service for burning rules. Y ard debris burning: Know the law The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds homeowners, renters, businesses and non-pro t organizations in Broward, Glades, Hendry, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties in Florida of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by the severe storms, heavy rain, strong winds and ooding on Jan. 9-10. The deadline to apply for a physical damage disaster loan is March 31, 2014. Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property. Businesses and non-pro t organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private non-pro t organizations of all sizes, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage. Interest rates are as low as 2.250 percent for homeowners and renters, 2.625 percent for non-pro t organizations and 4 percent for businesses with terms up to 30 years. The SBA sets the loan amounts and terms based on each applicant's nancial condition. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA's secure website at https://disasterloan.sba. gov/ela. Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA's Customer Service Center at 800-6592955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-ofhearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov/ disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. The ling deadline to return applications for physical property damage is March 31, 2014. The deadline to return economic injury applications is October 30, 2014. Disaster loan deadline nears

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsThe United Way of South West Florida announced $85,482 was raised in Okeechobee and set a 2014-2015 campaign goal of $70,000 during an event at the Hospice of Okeechobee, Tuesday. In 2013, Publix Supermarket in Okeechobee raised over $50,000. Florida Power and Light contributed over $10,000, the Okeechobee School District over $4,000, and Raulerson Hospital and South Florida Water Management District both $2,000. Chairperson Jennifer Lafferty has been inv olved in the campaigns for 13 years and is glad the United Way exceeded their campaign goal. “It was a very successful campaign. Over the years we haven’t been able to reach our goal but this year we were able to. We had more involvement from the agencies and next y ear we hope to raise even more funds from more employers here,” she said. Mrs. Lafferty said the agencies do good jobs, and all of the donors give from their hearts and make huge impacts. “It is a tremendous blessing what the community has done,” she offered. “We live in a small town with people with huge hearts.” Her husband, Steve Lafferty, store manager at Publix in Okeechobee, said the supermarket chain believes very strongly in the work the United Way is doing, “We feel it’s the best way to reach out to many organizations and individuals,” he said. “This year, we got the associates involved and it really showed. We had a tremendous campaign.” He said each year the Okeechobee store wins a company award for the highest percentage of payroll that goes to the United Way. Executive director Cliff Smith said he was absolutely thrilled to see the spirit and generosity of Okeechobee County. “So many people care about the community. The whole point is to help people that really do need help,” he said. Mr. Smith said they invest money in local agencies that help local people. He noted one donation can help 12 agencies in the county. He said the agencies they fund are really changing lives for the better. Chairman Nick Blount thanked the many volunteers who helped the organization this year. He predicted a lot of success with the Southwest Florida of the United Way. “This is a launching day for a lot of great things to come,” he said. Chairman Wayne Cunningham said he’s been involved in United Way campaigns for 35 years and praised the efforts of the volunteers. “It is not about giving to needy people it is about helping families and those with special needs,” he said. Among agencies funded by the United Way of Okeechobee are 211 Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast, the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Children’s Home Society, the Early Learning Coalition, the Hibiscus Children’s Center, Hospice of Okeechobee, Martha’s House, My Aunt’s House, the Okeechobee Education Foundation, Real Life Children’s Ranch and Treasure Coast Food Bank. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 For more information, contact 863.763.3134 email ”bizsearch@newszap.com 13 Okeechobee News March 7, 2014 United Way sets campaign goals for 2014-15 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCliff Smith, CEO of the United Way, Ken Keller, local radio personality, and Teresa Chandler of Waste Management share a laugh at the United Way campaign announcement on Wednesday. DAR learns more about Faith FarmThe Okeechobee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution were honored to have Allen Petterson as guest speaker at the meeting on Saturday, March 1. He gave a most interesting talk about Faith Farm; their programs and work to repair and change lives. Ed Thornton was there from Habitat for Humanity to receive an annual donation to help build and furnish a home. Another house is almost ready and the recipient will be chosen soon. Left to right are Allen Patterson, Ed Thornton and Su George, regent. Special to the Okeechobee News

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 NOTICE OF ZONING DISTRICT, PERMITTED USES, AND SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES CHANGEPLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida, will on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a Public Hearing for the adoption of the following Ordinance into law: 1108: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO PART II-CODE OF ORDINANCES, SUBPART B-LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, CHAPTER 66-GENERAL PROVISIONS, BY ADDING A DEFINITION FOR LIMITED AGRICULTURE TO SECTION 66-1; CHAPTER 90-ZONING, ARTICLE III-DISTRICT AND DISTRICT REGULATIONS, CREATING DIVISION 15-RURAL HERITAGE (RH) DISTRICT, TO ADDRESS THE PRESERVATION OF PROPERTY FORMERLY ZONED HOLDING IN SECTIONS 90-434 THROUGH 90-438; DIVISION 2-RESIDENTIAL SINGLE-FAMILY ONE (RSF-1) DISTRICT, DIVISION 5-RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE-FAMILY (RMF) DISTRICT, DIVISION 10-INDUSTRIAL (IND) DISTRICT, BY ADDING LIMITED AGRICULTURE OF A COMMERCIAL NATURE TO THE LIST OF PERMITTED USES TO SECTIONS, 90-102, 90-192, AND 90342; DIVISION 13-RESIDENTIAL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD-R) DISTRICT, BY ADDING LIMITED AGRICULTURE AS A PERMISSIBLE INTERIM USE TO THE LIST OF PERMITTED USES IN SECTION 90-417; AND PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS OF FACT; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Public and all interested parties, calling SPECIAL ATTENTION TO any 4-H or FUTURE FARMER OF AMERICA MEMBERS who raise LIVESTOCK and/or FOWL for Exhibits, LIVESTOCK SHOWS and/or COUNTY FAIRS ; or any PERSONS with LIVESTOCK or FOWL on property within the City Limits are encouraged to attend the meeting and be heard. Comments may be submitted orally or in writing before or at the hearing. The proposed amendments may be viewed on the City website or address above. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Council in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item MUST be provided to the City Clerk for the City’s records. Published BY: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 14 Okeechobee News March 7, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA woman was arrested on new felony drug charges when a number of pills w ere allegedly found on her as she was being booked into the county jail because her bond on a previous arrest had been revoked. Damiana D. Cruz, 43, S.E. 37th St., Okeechobee, had initially been arrested in October of 2013 on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine and was then released on $20,000 bond. However, that bond was revoked and she w as arrested Wednesday, March 5. As she was being booked into the Okeechobee County J ail she was allegedly found to be in possession of several prescription medications that w eren’t prescribed to her. She was then charged with the felonies of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) without a prescription, possession of a controlled substance (baclofen) without a prescription and introduction of contraband into a correctional facility. She was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of a drug not properly labeled without a prescription (two counts). Cruz is being held on $17,000 bond. An arrest report by Deputy Cari Arnold, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated Cruz also had a number of medicines in her possession that were prescribed to her. However, continued the deputy’s report, she also had a number of pills that were either not prescribed to her or were improper dosages. The deputy documented one example where Cruz had a prescription bottle containing 33 gabapentin 100mg and 6.5 gabapentin 800mg pills. That bottle should have contained 300mg gabapentin tablets. A second prescription container in her possession indicated on the label that it was to contain 5mg exeril tablets, stated the report. However, it allegedly held a 325mg/10mg acetaminophen/oxycodone tablet and a 20mg baclofen tablet. W oman faces new drug charges Damiana Cruz By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA man was arrested on a felony drug charge and booked into the Okeechobee County Jail after he was stopped for running a stop sign Wednesday evening. William Padgett Hair, 42, N.E. 366th Trail, Okeechobee, was arrested March 5 on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to sell. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended with knowledge. Hair is being held in the county jail on $6,000 bond. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force stated Hair w as stopped around 8:45 p.m. after he ran a stop sign at the intersection of N.W. Ninth St. and U.S. 441. After stopping the vehicle the detective asked Hair for permission to search the 1996 Nissan Maxima, but Hair reportedly would not give his consent. Another task force detective and their K-9 arrived on the scene, and the K-9 reportedly gave a positive alert while snif ng the exterior of the vehicle. According to the report a suspicious substance, along with more than 75 small unused plastic baggies and a digital scale was found in a back pack lying on the car’s passenger seat. The suspicious substance was eld tested and that test apparently indicated a positive response for the presence of methamphetamine. The suspected meth weighed .5 grams, pointed out the report. It was also noted by the detective that the license tag on the Nissan was not the correct tag. Besides the criminal charges, the detective indicated that Hair was also issued citations for such traf c violations as failure to stop at the stop sign and attaching an unassigned license tag. Man reportedly caught with meth The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Jordan Thomas Helfrich, 24, S.W. Elsinore Drive, Port St. Lucie, was arrested March 4 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on a DOC w arrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation robbery. He is being held w ithout bond.  Donald Matthew Ricks, 38, N.E. 24th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested March 4 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond w as set at $5,500.  Jacquelyn Joan Nolan, 34, U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested March 5 by Deputy Bart Potter on a felony charge of tampering with a witness. Her bond was set at $2,500.  Steven Ryan Russo, 18, S.E. 12th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested March 5 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $5,000.  Eric Exantus, 26, NE. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 5 by Deputy Matthew Hurst on a felony charge of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. His bond was set at $75,000. 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 Wiliam Hair

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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 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 15 Okeechobee News March 7, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Brahman boys lost, 5-2, and the Lady Brahmans fell, 6-1, in a tennis match against Jensen Beach on Thursday in Martin County. Dylan Ferneau won the only singles match for the boys with an 8-2 win over Greg King in #5 singles. The doubles team of Cody Walker and Colt Root defeated Ben Gordon and Mike DiSanti, 8-5. Brahman coach Morgan Ungerott said this was another tough match for her team. “We knew going into the match that they were a good team so we were prepared to ght. Although the scores don’t indicate it, our guys put up a good ght,” he said. Otto Ramirez lost to Colter DeCoste, 8-2. Coach Ungerott said Otto has faced some excellent opponents lately but is working hard to improve his game. Lucas Penido was shut out by Avery Davis in #2 singles. Ungerott said Penido knows the game and has been playing much better this season. Cody Walker lost to Joey Wigley in #3 singles, 8-0. Ungerott said Walker has worked hard to get more depth on his ball and on his footwork this season. Colt Root lost to Jack Stoelting, 8-0, in #4 singles. Ungerott said Root has hit the ball quite well this year and has worked hard to improve his ground strokes. Ungerott also praised Ferneau for his steady play this year. “He’s a smart player and he seems to keep himself in position to win his matches,” she said. “He is calm and relaxed on the court and has a never say die attitude.” The girls team earned a win in #2 doubles as Kayla Orr and Rachel Williams defeated Jen Samander and Katherine Donsooh, 8-4. The most competitive singles matches came in #4 singles as Rachel Williams lost to Maddie Harvey, 8-4, and in #5 singles as Laur a Samandey defeated April Hogenkamp, 8-3. OHS coach Stefanie Menoff said her team simply played a strong team in this match, “The girls fought hard and we had some great points,” she said. “I think we learned what we need to work on before the district tournament.” Okeechobee will host John Carroll on Thursday. OHS tennis teams swept by Jensen Beach O utta’ the Woods B y Tony YoungHopefully, you’ve already started brushing u p on your turkey calling, ’cause spring gobb ler season is here. Whether you prefer to use a mouth call, box call, slate or any combinat ion, March means it’s time to talk turkey and I for one, am in full turkey mode! Youth hunters can bene t from the twod ay, youth spring turkey hunting season the w eekend prior to the opening of spring turkey s eason. This Youth Spring Turkey Hunt occ urs on private lands and on 78 of the Florida F ish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s ( FWC) wildlife management areas (WMAs). South of State Road 70 this year, that weeke nd was Feb. 22-23. In the rest of the state, t hat weekend falls on March 8-9. Only those under 16 years old are allowed t o harvest a turkey while supervised by an a dult, 18 years or older. On private land, no l icense or permit is required of the youth or s upervising adult, unless the adult plans to h elp “call-in” the bird or otherwise participate i n the hunt. In that case, he or she will need a h unting license and turkey permit. Forty-nine of the 78 participating WMAs req uire a youth spring turkey quota permit, and i f the adult supervisor is going to attempt to c all in a bird on any of the 78 WMAs, he or s he also will need a management area perm it in addition to a hunting license and turkey p ermit. But, keep in mind that adults are not all owed to do the shooting; only the kids may h arvest a bird. During spring turkey season on WMAs, rearms are restricted to shotguns and muzzleloading shotguns only, using shot no larger than No. 2. All legal bows and crossbows (on most areas) can also be used, but all ri es, pistols, buckshot and slugs are prohibited during spring turkey hunts on WMAs. This rule does not apply, however, to private property, where any legal ri e, shotgun, muzzleloader, crossbow, bow or pistol can be used to take turkeys. One of the most coveted and sought-after game species in Florida is the Osceola turkey, also known as the Florida turkey. This unique bird is one of ve subspecies of wild turkey in North America. The Osceola lives only on the Florida peninsula and nowhere else in the world, making it extremely popular with out-of-state hunters. They’re similar to the eastern subspecies (found in the Panhandle) but tend to be a bit smaller and typically are darker with less white barring on the primary ight feathers of their wings. The National Wild Turkey Federation and the FWC recognize any wild turkey harvested within or south of the counties of Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua, Union, Bradford, Clay and Duval to be the Osceola subspecies. Eastern turkeys and hybrids are found north and west of these counties and into the Panhandle. For us adults, the highly anticipated spring turkey season comes in rst south of S.R. 70 and runs March 1 – April 6. In the rest of the state (except for Holmes County), it runs March 15 – April 20. In Holmes County, the season runs March 15-30. Hunters may take bearded turkeys and gobblers only, and the daily bag limit is one. The season and possession limit on turkeys is two, except in Holmes County, where the season limit is one. Shooting hours on private lands are onehalf hour before sunrise to sunset, but on WMAs, you must quit hunting at 1 p.m. To participate in spring turkey hunting, you’ll need a Florida hunting license and a turkey permit. If you plan to pursue a gobbler on one of Florida’s many WMAs, you also must purchase a management area permit. All of these licenses and permits are available at county tax collectors’ of ces, most retail outlets that sell hunting and shing supplies, by calling 888-HUNT-FLORIDA (4868356), or online at License.MyFWC.com. And if you didn’t put in for a special-opportunity or quota permit, don’t worry; several WMAs don’t require them. Visit MyFWC. com/Hunting and click on “Where to spring turkey hunt without a quota permit” to see a list of WMAs where you need only a hunting license, management area permit and turkey permit to hunt spring turkeys. Tony Young and his wife, Katie, have a turkey hunting trip planned in South Florida with old friends, and they are really looking forward to going after an Osceola for their rst time. March means it’s time to talk turkey for hunters Special to the Okeechobee NewsAnnual Ocean-to-Lake HikeHikers recently completed a 70-mile hike from Lake Okeechobee to Hobe Sound Beach. This is the annual Ocean to Lake Hike (or reverse) beginning on President’s Day weekend. The hikers walked for six days on the Ocean to Lake Hiking Trail that goes through much of the public land in Palm Beach and Martin counties. This hike is one of the many annual activities sponsored by the Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesLARGE 4 FAMILY GARAGE SALE 3104 SE 25TH ST,TREASURE ISLAND, SAT 3/8 & SUN 3/9, 8AM-2PM, CLOTHES, LINENS, KITCHEN GADGETS, TOOLS, BOOKS & CHAINSAWS. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Y ARD SALE MARCH 8TH, 8AM TILL 2PM, 8394 SE 60TH DRIVE(PIONEER ESTATES) TV’S, FURNITURE, CLOTHES, TREADMILL, BEDROOM LAMPS, 2 TWIN BEDS AND KITCHEN ITEMS. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time NOW HIRING Service Technicians/ Installers Full Time, Experience Necessary. Apply within 312 SW 2nd St. OkeechobeeEOE/DFWP 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, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more!AUTO TECHNICIAN WANTED Exp. with tools. 863-763-2666 CLASS 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. Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full TimeExperienced Heavy Equipment Operators and Laborers in the Moore Haven area. Fax resume to 863-467-8067 or call 863-467-2572. Drug Free Workplace. EOE. Faith Academy is accepting applications for a teacher in the K-2 classroompassionate, Solid communication skills. Creative Ability to transfer spiritually and educationally into the lives of young children. Call 863-763-8800 Family Health & Wellness, LLC is hiring for the following: Receptionist/ Clerical Assistant/ Scheduler Experience Preferred Fax or email Resume to 863-623-5093 or arnpwilliams @gmail.com FINISH OPERATORS NEEDED F/T APPLICANT MUST BE ABLE TO PROVIDE VERIFIABLE WORK EXPERIENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATING EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY. OKEECHOBEE, GLADES AND HIGHLAND AREA PLEASE CONTACT ENVIROTECH SYSTEM INC. 863-763-3143 SOD FOREMAN Experienced, Self Motivated, Able to work on farm equip. Must have vehicle. Send resume to priest032809@yahoo.com Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Employment Full Time SECRETARY~ FULL TIME ~ Looking for a highlymotivated person to perform numerous general of cial, computer related and receptionist duties. This person will be a personal assistant to general manager and provide support in his/her personal and business organization. Good paying job with bene ts. Resume will be kept con dential. Quali ed candidates should apply by e-mailing their resume with cover letter to: appforsecposition@ gmail.com Employment Part TimeCLEANING CREWLooking for 2 person cleaning crew for a large ranch house in NW Okeechobee County. Work 4 6 hrs 1 day every other week M-F. Please contact 561-395-2600 ask for John Luce or Don Baker. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Business Opportunities 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. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News March 7, 2014 Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful!

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Medical ItemsMOBILITY SCOOTER, COST $1,800. SELLING FOR $450.00 EXCELLENT CONDITION CALL 863-763-6358 Pets/SuppliesBLUE PIT PUPPIES, 8WKS OLD, REGISTERED, $500.00 (863)634-4407 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 ApartmentsOKEE 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 CONDO Ground oor, 1/1 fully furnished with utilities. $775 mo. + sec. dep. Move in now! $800. 863-634-0663. Taylor 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 RentBUCKHEAD 3bd/2ba WATERFRONT, DOUBLE LOT, SEAWALL, ALL APPLIANCES INCLUDING WASHER/DRYER, VERY CLEAN, SCREENED PORCH AND STORAGE SHED, $1,050.00/mo. CALL (561)312-8471 Okeechobee Beautiful ranch setting, 2/1 -$515.00 and 3/2 $620.00. Newly updated 12 miles NE of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included Call for details Mon Fri. No Pets. 863.467.9800. Office Space RentOKEE 2500 sq. ft. Corner location, new paint, water, sewer & dumpster included. 1 mo. FREE. 863634-7994. Rooms To RentROOM FOR RENT, BHR$400.00/MONTH, $300.00 DEPOSIT, KITCHEN, LAUNDRY & UTILITIES INCLUDED, EXCEPT PHONE. ONLY RESPONSIBLE MATURE PERSON NEED APPLY CALL 863-467-4572 Houses Sale3/2/1 Furnished, appliances, on water. $350 lot rent. Not mobile home. Metal roof. Possible owner nancing with 1/2 down + $850/mo. $22,500 OBO. 863-467-7996 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 RentTREASURE ISLAND : 2 BR, 2 BA, Non smoking env. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)634-6114 Mobile HomeSale2BD/2FULL BATH, ALL LG. APPLIANCES AND FURNITURE STAYS (OAK), 55 AND OLDER COMMUNITY, SEMIPRIVATE YARD, RIVER BEND MOBILE HOME PARK $14,000.00 CALL 863-763-3854 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Mobile HomeSale Palm Harbor Homes 4/2 Fleetwood 2,200 sq ft $12K OFF! 3/2 1200 sq ft $9,000 off John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details. Boats17FT ALUMINUM FISHING BOAT AND TRAILER, 50HP MERCURY, TROLLING MOTOR. $4,900.00 O.B.O. CALL 815-347-6282 24FT PONTOON BOAT, 70HP MARINER, 2,000 WATT GENERATOR, ONBOARD HEAD, $5,500 FIRM. CALL AFTER 10AM 815-252-8101 Campers/RVs27FT. RV WITH 10X20 FLORIDA ROOM, 10X22 CARPORT, FURNISHED, GOOD CONDITION. 55 & OLDER PARK, $6,000.00 LOW LOT RENT CALL 937-307-8884 TRAILER & BOAT 40’ ALJO TAILER W/35X8 FL. ROOM, 20’ 2002 SWEETWATER BOAT W/50HP MOTOR BOTH $15,000.00 ON TAYLOR CREEK 1/2MILE FROM LOCKS CALL 407-361-3537 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Automobiles1997 CADILLAC DE VILLE EXCELLENT CONDITION $2,950.00 CALL 218-330-0619 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Pickup Trucks1996 DODGE PR 1500, 5.9 LTR., $2,800.00 O.B.O. CALL 863-634-0646 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Pickup Trucks2007 FORD TRUCK, 4.2L., LINE-X BEDLINER, FORD STEPS, NEW COOPER TIRES, EXCELLENT CONDITION CALL 863-801-1993 Public Notice CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee Code Enforcement Board will be meeting on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter, City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. Please contact Sue Christopher, 863-763-4423, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Code Enforcement Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the Fire Department no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-4423. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. by: Jamie Gamiotea, Code Board Chairperson 463304 ON 3/7/2014 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000620 C-44 Reservoir/STA Project System Discharge, Martin County, FL The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 for the C-44 RESERVOIR/STA PROJECT SYSTEM DISCHARGE, MARTIN COUNTY, FL Project includes but is not limited to; Construction of a 120 foot long concrete xed-crest weir spillway (S-404) with an integral gated low level discharge structure; a 1,500 foot long canal (C-402); and a permanent trailer complex including all of the associated roads, swales, drains, instrumentation, and utilities with these three features. An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m ., at the C-44 Construction Trailer, 13225 SW Minute Maid Road, Indiantown, FL 34956. For directions call (561) 236-5344. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov; (3) by calling (561) 682-2715. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov. 462703 ON 3/6/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD056 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND 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: 1361 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 29 LESS ROAD R/W 8.75 ACRES 36 34S 33E 1-36-34-33-0A00-00029-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CFS PROPERTIES INC. 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 17th 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. 461914 ON 3/7,14,21,28/2014 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Public Notice Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD057 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JUNO TAX 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: 2535 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO PINE RIDGE PARK REVISED PLAT LOT 10 BLOCK 3 1-14-37-35-0070-00030-0100 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MICHELLE WOLFORD 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 17th 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. 461950 ON 3/7,14,21,28/2014 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 NOTICE 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 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2012-000075-CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, VS. RICHARD THOMPSON A/K/A RICHARD R. THOMPSON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD THOMPSON A/K/A RICHARD R. THOMPSON whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and i f he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisee’s, grantees, assignees, lien ors, 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 in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida: LOTS 14 AND 15, THE PINE LANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE(S) 35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF. OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORID. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on TRIP SCOOT, P.A., the Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 110 S.E. th Street, 15th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301, within 30 days from the date of the rst publication of this Notice of Action) and le this original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition led herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal o f this Court at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 24th day of Feb., 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T BY: Arlene Nealis TRIPP SCOTT, P.A. ATTN.. FORECLOSURE DEPARTMEN T 110 S.E. 6th STREET, 15TH FLOO R FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 foreclosures@trippscott.coln 462725 ON 2/28;3/7/2014 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; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 462725 ON 2/28;3/7/2014 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on MARCH 21, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1998 ACURA 3.5RL 4 DOOR VIN #JH4KA9647WC007683 2000 FORD TAURUS SE VIN #1FAFP58S3YG188532 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 463267 ON 3/7/2014 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 3-15-14 @ 10:00 AM Unit #246 Aero Executive Paint Jessika C. Pantojas Unit #249 Aero Executive Paint Jessika C. Pantojas Unit #466 Antonio R. Bonilla 462698 ON 2/28;3/7/2014 17 Okeechobee News March 7, 2014 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD055 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BE A MAN BUY LAND 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: 1531 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT H OF TRACT 2 EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 2 SECTION 34 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 1-34-34-33-0A00-00002-H000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ANNA M BAMFORD 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 17th 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. 461949 ON 3/7,14,21,28/2014 NOTICE 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 NOTICE 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 Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AN AMENDMENT TO THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY gives Notice that it shall hold a public hearing before the Okeechobee County Planning Board sitting as the Local Planning Agency. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan of Okeechobee County, Florida and to consider transmittal of the amendment to the Board of County Commissioners. The proposed comprehensive plan amendment is described as follows: Rosen and Associates is the applicant. The amendment is a request to reclassify approximately 848 acres from the Agriculture future land use classi cation to the Resort Activity Center future land use classi cation. The change would increase the density for residential development from 1 unit per 10 acres to up to 1 unit per 2 acres and allow for recreational and commercial uses including recreational vehicle spaces. The affected property is described as follows: All of the Plat of SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Pages 69 through 82 inclusive, together with all of the Plat of SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH REPLAT NO. 1, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Pages 1 through 7 inclusive, together with all of the Plat of SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH NO. 2, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Pages 67 through 72 inclusive, all being of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and All that land lying in the South one-half of Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, that is not within the boundary of the Plat of SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Pages 69 through 82 inclusive, and the Plat of SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH REPLAT NO. 1, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Pages 1 through 7 inclusive, and the Plat of SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH NO. 2, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Pages 67 through 72 inclusive, all being of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. A copy of the proposed amendment shall be available for inspection by the public during normal business hours at the Okeechobee County Planning and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed amendment, and may submit written comments to the Planning and Development Department prior to the hearing. If a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the local planning agency with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, that person will need a record of the proceedings, and he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 463306 ON 3/7/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD047 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY 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: 3627 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: GREAT LAKE SD LOT 22 LESS RD RW BLOCK 3 LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 6 TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA SAID LAND ALSO LIES IN A PORTION OF BLOCK 3 GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGES 36 THROUGH 45 INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND IS A PART OF A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 630 PAGE 222 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND IS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 3 BLOCK 3 SAID GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION THENCE SOUTH 55 DEG 36 MIN 37 SEC EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY R/W LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 WIDTH VARIES A DISTANCE OF 400.16 FEET THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID R/W LINE SOUTH 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 1200.00 FEET TO A POINT AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 20 BLOCK 3 SAID GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION THENCE NORTH 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 20 A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH 50 FEET OF SAID LOT 20 THENCE SOUTH 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH 50 FEET OF LOTS 20 AND 21 OF SAID GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 21 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 16.00 FEET THENCE SOUTH 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 131.68 FEET TO A POINT IN THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 15 AND THE POINT OF CURVE OF A NON TANGENT CURVE TO THE RIGHT OF WHICH THE RADIUS POINT LIES NORTH 30 DEG 40 MIN 49 SEC EAST A RADIAL DISTANCE OF 17,138.74 FEET THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE ARC THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEG 03 MIN 13 SEC A DISTANCE OF 16.00 FEET THENCE NORTH 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 131.87 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-06-38-36-0A00-00023-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DANIEL A SCHAURER DANIEL D EASTMAN FRA MAR ENTERPRISES INC JOYCE K WILLIAMS LAND VENTURES OF AMERICA LLC MARION L WILLIAMS MICHAEL J LOCIGNO RICHARD EVANS 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 17th 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. 461952 ON 3/7,14,21,28/2014 Public Notice 18 Okeechobee News March 7, 2014 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. ACROSS 1 Goya subject 5 Party guy, perhaps 9 Brought down 14 El __ brujoŽ: de Falla work 15 Prefix with foil 16 Adversary 17 Correspondence between philistines? 19 Analogy symbol 20 Rescinds 21 Poetic time reference 23 Social conclusion 24 Chromosome component 25 Telecommuting congressional aides? 28 Barely got, with outŽ 30 Fin. neighbor 31 Off-rd. vehicle 32 Charge 33 Currency on which Marconi appeared 34 Explore 38 Grand Central waitstaff? 41 Record holder 42 Fleming and others 43 Ex-NBAer Unseld 44 India neighbor, to the IOC 45 The Tupolev Tu144, e.g. 46 Like Magellan, often 47 Drum majors concern during a parade through narrow streets? 51 Dada co-founder 52 Ring cheer 53 Like Beethovens Sonata Op. 109 54 Count Almavivas valet, in opera 57 Bobby __ 59 Single-cut and rat-tail? 62 Fall breaker 63 Behans land 64 Sister of Rachel 65 Refuges 66 Like core courses: Abbr. 67 First name in humor DOWN 1 Builders of the Tikal temples 2 God is not __ ...Ž: Numbers 3 Baler maker 4 In the area 5 Big wholesale club 6 1773 jetsam 7 NFLs Cardinals, on scoreboards 8 Artificial being of Jewish folklore 9 Molecules that respond to stimuli 10 Wheel of FortuneŽ purchase 11 Woody Allen film 12 Ham it up 13 Physics class units 18 Rock-__: jukebox brand 22 Oxalic acid, e.g. 25 Wedding ring? 26 Teacher of spoken language to the deaf 27 Tel __ 28 Immature newts 29 Balance beam? 30 Back-row bowling target 33 Balls of energy 35 Where many columns are found 36 One with a trunk 37 Greek peak 39 Fix up 40 Window part 46 Varicolored pattern 47 Milk flavorer since1928 48 Hello, to some Americans 49 Link 50 Put off 51 River island 54 Ward (off) 55 Staples purchase 56 Workplace inspection org. 58 Juillet is part of it 60 Glower inducer 61 Matter state: Abbr. 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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 CANAL ON BOTH SIDES. 1/3 of an acre corner lot, large workshop area. RV hookup with plenty of room. Good seawall, water on both sides, 10 minutes to locks. Plenty of parking on this beautiful lot. Many trees including Cypress, Banana, Avocado and Loquat Fenced in yard. Shed could be efficiency plumbed for bathroom. New metal roof in 2006. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING. Priced to Sell. MLS 206856, $69,900. MOTIVATED SELLER Over 100 Listings FLYING “G” ESTATES ~ Wondrous Waterfront Living! 3 Bd/ 2 Ba/ 2 Gar, 2003 CBS Custom Home. 12-16’ vaulted ceilings, open concept, split plan. Premier kitchen, wood cabinets, granite counters. 1928 SF Under Air-2963 TLA. 10X45 Lanai w/Hurricane rated windows. Accordion H/S, CBS wkshop. 440 SF Dock on Rim Canal-BEST Bass fishing! MLS 207113 $269,000 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. 19 Okeechobee News March 7, 2014

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