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Friday, March 14, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 105 No. 32 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. M a r c h f o r B a b i e s March for Babies i s a s u c c e s s is a success ... Page 23 OHS softball team beats Port St. Lucie ... Page 22 Septage dumped on road ...Page 19 13.82 feetLast Year: 14.06 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level School board considers changes to selection of OHS valedictorianBy Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A Yearling Middle School teacher suspected of being under the in uence of alcohol while in her classroom is no longer with the Okeechobee School System. The school board voted Tuesday to accept a separation agreement and general release with Catherine Jones. She voluntarily resigns her position but could face an investigation conducted by the Florida Department of Education Of ce of Professional Practices. Under terms of the deal, Jones will receive unpaid vacation and sick pay, and can le for unemployment bene ts without opposition from the board. The agreement also releases the district fro m any claim, lawsuit or grievance. In her resignation letter dated March 10, Ms Jones said due to health considerations, sh e must resign her teaching position. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworth y said the two attorneys involved for each sid e wrote the agreement and he recommende d approval. He noted the investigation found tha t Ms. Jones was impaired in the classroom al Teacher under investigation resignsSee SCHOOL — Page 5 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A grievance board Thursday was unanimous in their decision that Chief of Police Denny Davis was within his right to terminate an of cer who had apparently lied to him. The ve-member board, made up of City of Okeechobee employees, met March 13 to listen to testimony from Chief Davis and former Okeechobee City Police Department of cer Larry Parzygnat. Mr. Parzygnat was terminated Dec. 4, 2014, after he had taken photos with his cell phone of a fatality accident involving a deputy with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) and then sent some of those pictures to a West Palm Beach television station. When confronted, Mr. Parzygnat denied sending the photos to WPBF. He ultimately confessed when he was told by his supervisors that they would get a subpoena for his cell phone. "The fact is," testi ed Chief Davis, "he looked us dead in the eye his lieutenant, his sergeant and told a bald-faced lie. This isn't a highway I drive on I don't like doing this. But when you tell a lie, you lose m y trust." In his 14 years as chief, he continued, this is only the second employee he has had to terminate. Mr. Parzygnat was on duty when the Dec. 1 accident, in which two local women were killed, occurred on S.R. 70 E. near McDonald's Restaurant. "Do I think Larry is a bad guy? No. But, I think Larry has an issue with telling the truth," testi ed Chie f Davis. In the chief's opening statements to the board, he documented ho w the former patrolman had been late for work on several occasions; had radioed police dispatchers that he was 10-8, or on duty, but was actually in his personal vehicle and was not yet at OCPD headquarters; and, had taken a $3,500 handheld radio home so his girlfriend could listen while he was on duty. According to city paperwork, Mr. Parzygnat was of cially terminated for "failure to perform assigned tasks satisfactorily." Mr. Parzygnat joined the police department as a part-time of cer Of cer's ring upheld by grievance board Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandra PearceJacey Mullis had the Grand Champion Hog in the Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show at the County Fair. In back are Jared Prescott, Ernie Birchmeier, Jamie Mullis, and Scott Durand. The Okeechobee County Fair is under way this week at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center with entrance off State Road 710. There's lots to see and do at the fair. Friday is Student Day at the Okeechobee County Fair. Local public school students do not have classes that day. The fair will open at noon. Student County fair under waySee FAIR — Page 9 See POLICE — Page 9 Sears store to open in Okeechobee ...Page 8

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2 Okeechobee News March 14, 2014

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Rodeo When I saw the rider get hurt at the rodeo, I w as worried the bull rider might be unconscious or even dead. It was good to see him moving his limbs when the EMTs were working on him. I t hink he was smart to stay still until the bull was gone, as bulls may charge any movement. So, if y ou can’t move fast to run to the fence, better to s tay very still.  The bull ghters and pickup men really earned their pay at the Cow Town Rodeo. They had some very mean bulls in that rodeo. One of t hem charged a horse and rider and the horse b arely got out of the way in time. The bull ghters did their job getting those bulls away from the fallen bull riders. They make a show of it for the c rowd and clown around, but it is very serious b usiness.  I was so happy that the rodeo is back at the old arena. There is so much atmosphere there. If y ou have never been to a rodeo in that arena, check out the next one. It is so different from the Agri-Civic Center. It’s brighter. You can see everything bett er. There’s a nice breeze in the stands. There just s eems to be more energy and excitement.Pedestrian killed I cannot understand how anyone could hit another person and just keep driving. They need t o nd the driver who killed the young woman on U.S. 441 North on March 8. Anyone who has seen a Ford vehicle with a right side mirror missing and damage to the right front turn signal should report it to the FHP. It is frightening t hat hit-and-run accidents seem to be becoming more common in Florida.County fair I went to the county fair on Tuesday and I am glad to see it is doing well. They had a good crowd and there was quite a bit to see and do. Of course t he kids wanted to go on the rides and while they w ere busy with that, I enjoyed checking out the c ompetitions and displays. I also got a kick out of the livestock show. Those kids work hard with t heir cows and pigs and they are so nice and polite about answering questions. You can see how proud they are of their animals. And the whole family also enjoyed the show with the dog tricks. Blood donors neededRecent blood drives to help Okeechobee’s own Kennedy Dillon, daughter of Josh Dillon and Walter Morgan, son of Detective Scott Morgan, were highly successful. Thirty-seven blood donors donated at the Morgan drive and 39 donors at the Dillon drive. Their families want to thank Okeechobee for this help, but this is only the beginning of Kennedy’s and Walter’s journeys to recovery. Another drive for Kennedy will be held Friday, March 14, from 9 to 3, at Wemmer Orthodontics, 2025 Hwy 441N. For the rst time in Okeechobee, three blood components — platelets, red cells and whole blood — will be drawn in a single drive, all of which are needed to treat Kennedy’s leukemia. Appointments for this drive can be made by calling One Blood at 1-888-9DONATE and mentioning the name of the recipient, Kennedy Dillon of Okeechobee. Raye DeusingerBattle Of Okeechobee Re-enactmentThe Okeechobee Battle eld Friends, Inc., would like to take this opportunity to say it was a privilege to have coordinated the recent Seventh Annual Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment and School Day held on Feb. 21, 22, and 23. With each annual event, new entertainment and venues are added, with Historical Artist Guy Labree attending the recent event, which drew the largest crowds ever; with approximately 4,500 in attendance! Over 550 students attended School Day. The students toured the soldier and Seminole camps, saw Seminole Tribe Cultural demonstrations and exhibits demonstrated by students from The Seminole Tribe Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School, saw alligator demonstrations, shopped in the period Sutlers’ (vendor) tents, viewed Pow Wow Dancing and cannon demonstrations, and watched a mini-battle. This history education experience was made possible by a grant from Atlantic Wealth Management Group — Greg Thogerson and J.D. Mixon and funding for buses provided by a Children’s Services Council grant. Coordinating the recent event was possible due to the partnerships, support and sponsorship of many and a huge collaborative effort. Sincere thanks and heartfelt appreciation are extended to: State Senator Denise Grimsley, State Representative Dr. Cary Pigman, Seminole Tribe of Florida Brighton Council Representative Andrew Bowers and Brighton Community, Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners, Florida National Guard, Seminole Battalion, 2-124 Infantry Battalion, Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council, Okeechobee City Council, Seminole Tribe of Florida Veterans Chief Judge Moses Osceola and John Huff, Sr., Chief Justice Johns, Williamson Cattle Company, Sheriff’s Department and their deputies, Seminole Tribe of Florida Cultural Department Lorene Gopher and staff, Sheriff’s Department and their trustees, Park Manager Mark Nelson and staff Florida Park Service, Atlantic Wealth Management Group– Greg Thogerson and J.D. Mixon, Sheriff and Mrs. Paul May, City Councilman and Mrs. Dowling Watford, Florida Public Utilities, author and historian John Missall, CenterState Bank, Osceola Seminole Boutique, Children’s Services Council, South Florida Water Management, Holiday Inn Express/Best Western, Waste Management, Gilbert Ford, Gilbert Chevrolet, WOKC Radio, Okeechobee News, Florida Power and Light, Okeechobee The Magazine and Penny Saver, Heartland Magazine, Gilbert Golf Carts, Tequesta Magazine, Sgt. Gibson and Okeechobee High School’s ROTC, Show Choir – Okeechobee High School, Everglades Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Surgery Specialists of Okeechobee, Fitness Factory and all the great re-enactors, demonstrators, sutlers, exhibitors, and the many many volunteers! Again, it has been our privilege to have coordinated the seventh Annual Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment and School Day. We look forward to many successful annual events and to ongoing partnerships as we continue to reach for new goals and visions. It takes each and every person’s contributions and support to coordinat e such a successful event. This could no t have happened without all of you! Sincere gratitude, The Okeechobee Battle eld Friends, Inc.Clyde will be rememberedMy service dog, Clyde, passed awa y March 11. I thought everyone should know. He did a great job helping me. He picked up what I dropped on the oor, anything. He always rode with me to stores lik e Walmart and Walgreens. Everyone knows him in this town, even the snow birds. I just wanted to let you know he is in doggi e heaven now. Rest in peace Clyde. I miss you already. Patricia Carpenter March 14, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where it is q uicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap. com, click on the community name and y our local or state Public Forum. There, y ou can create new topics or comment on e xisting topics. What follows is a sam pling of some of the discussions currently taking p lace. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee NewsPatricia Carpenter and Clyde. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe scene above is from the Annual Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News March 14, 2014 C ommunity Events Brought to you by:863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 Eagles to host dinnersThe Cypress Hut Eagles, 4509, will serve ribeye steak, shrimp or sh dinners starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 14 Entertainment will be provided by Private Practice. Saturday, March 15, is the St. Patrick's Day Celebration with corned beef and cabbage by Lorraine and crew. Entertainment will be karaoke by Lisa. Sunday, March 16, is the last southern fried chicken dinner for the season. Tuesday, March 18 is the weekly dart tournament with hamburgers being served. The public is welcome. Proceeds from Tuesday goes to Arnold Palmer's Children Hospital and the rest will go to other local community and national charity funds. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Church offers sh dinnerSacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., will hold a sh dinner (baked or fried) on the following dates: Friday, March 14 21, 28, and April 4 and 11. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Dinners w ill be served from 4 until 7 p.m. and will include sh, potatoes, cole slaw, beverage and dessert.Roundtable meeting setThe executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County w ill meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 14 in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community through the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited. For information, call Sharon V inson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257.New Hope Lodge gives backNew Hope Lodge, 450, is giving back to the community. On Saturday, March 15 from noon until 6 p.m. food and refreshments are free to all. Please join us at the Douglas Brown Community Center located at 826 N.E. 16th Ave. For information, call 863-838-8991.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo March 16 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen w ill offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds w ill bene t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons. V FW hosting breakfastBuckhead Ridge VFW Ladies Auxiliary w ill hold their monthly breakfast on Sunday, March 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. Biscuits, gravy, home fries, sausage patties, bacon, eggs, juice, coffee for a donation of $5. It is open to the public. For information, call 863-4672882.St. Patrick's Day Party setVFW 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host a St. Patrick's Day Party on Sunday, March 16, with corned beef and cabbage from 1until 3 p.m. Entertainment starts at 3 p.m. All proceeds go to local veteran organizations. Call 863-763-0818.Eagles #4137 plan eventsThe Fraternal Order Of Eagles/Aerie Auxiliary #4137, 9985 U.S. 441 N., on Sunday, March 16 will serve corned beef and cabbage from 2 until 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, bingo is at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, bingo is at 6 p.m. Friday, March 21, starting at 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. they will have steak dinner. Entertainment will be provided by Hard Country Band from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. All proceeds go to support charities of The Fraternal of Eagles #4137. Also on Saturday, March 22, card bingo is at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2552.Historical group will meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will meet Monday, March 17 at noon in the museum building on U.S. 98 N. If you would like to attend, please bring a covered dish to share. Dues are $10 per year, if you wish to join.Garden, Orchid clubs to meetThe Garden Club will meet Monday, March 17 at 6 p.m. That will be followed by the Orchid Club meeting at 7 p.m. Both meetings will be in the Extension Center, 451 U.S. 98 N. Everyone is welcome. Bring a plant or orchid to show or a problem plant to discuss. For information, call 863-7636469.VFW has St. Pat's Day feastVFW Post 10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will have a corned beef dinner Monday, March 17 Dinner is served from 2 p.m. until it is all gone. The suggested donatoin is $7, and the public is welcome. Proceeds are for needy veterans. For information, call 863763-2308.Dinner, dancing offeredThe Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesday, March 18 from 4 until 7 p.m. Reservations are not required. The Shrine Club also offers smoke-free dining. For your listening and dancing pleasure, music is provided from 5 until 8 p.m. All proceeds bene t Shrine charities. For information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact: Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427; Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200; or, the Shrine Club at 863763-3378. The Shrine Club is also available for rentals. For information, call Rosie at 863697-8784. though they did not determine what caused the impairment. He said they had sworn statements from several adults but did not interview students during the investigation. "I'm glad we were able to reach an agreement. It is still fresh on everyone's mind but I think everyone is relieved at the outcome. The bottom line is our students are safe and well cared for in the classroom," he added. Mr. Kenworthy wished Ms. Jones the best of luck. They will advertise to hire a new fulltime teacher. The teacher of the year award will not be given to her and no teacher at the school will be selected this year. He defended the investigation and said there was enough evidence to prove the school district case had it been necessary. "We don't like to involve the students. We had witness statements from the principal, assistant principal, school resource of cer, guidance counselor and the dean. We had enough evidence in order to prove our case had we gone to hearing."Valedictorian disputeThe school board voted 5-0 to amend the list of OHS valedictorians this year from one student to four students after a discussion about the point system and grade point averages that are used to determine the annual candidates. Parent Steve Moreland said he was disappointed that two students who earned all A grades during their high school career were not chosen as valedictorian and salutatorian of their class. His son, Zane Moreland, said a change must take place in the current point system. Irfan Chaudhary was also a straight A student but was also denied the honor of valedictorian or salutatorian. Chaudhary said it isn't fair that he took the most rigorous classes and then was penalized in the current system. "I believe I should share the honor of the top ranking," he stated. Dr. Muhammad Chaudhary thanked the board for their consideration. He met with top school of cials to discuss the issue. He noted the value of valedictorian is very important to Irfan, who has earned straight As since his early years in school. "I requested a fair decision. He has taken the most competitive classes and more advanced placement classes than any other student in his class, with the highest SAT score," said Dr. Chaudhary Board chairman Joe Arnold said he sees the dilemma when the students have perfect scores. He said there are certain statutes the school must consider. Mr. Kenworthy said both students were deserving of the honor of valedictorian and or salutatorian. In this situation, they took fewer classes to earn quality points. School board member Malissa Morgan said both students should be commended. She said the board needs to have discussion about this policy. "I believe all four students should be valedictorians," she said. Board member India Riedel said it is unfair to penalize these two students. "I do feel when students take high rigorous courses and earns straight As, we must consider this very closely," she said. School board member David Williams concurred that all students with straight As should be valedictorians. There is a fth student with all A grades but that student will not be considered valedictorian because they took a less rigorous course load. Mrs. Riedel said the weighted-grade point average and quality-point schedule should be the factors used in determination of valedictorians. The Superintendent's Student Advisor y Council recommended the school system change from the valedictorian, salutatorian system to the Magna Cum Laude system. More students could be recognized under this system. Other actions Added cyber bullying and stalking to their student behavior policies to ght bullying and harassment. Altered their ag display policy that requires all ags displayed in the district be made in America. Ordered bus drivers to not text and drive and to reduce the amount of time the y idle their buses. Voted to require the superintendent and all school board members undergo annual ethics training. Accepted the resignation effective Aug. 1 of Director of K-12 Accountability and Assessment Sharon Suits. Accepted the resignation of former Okeechobee Freshman Campus Guidance Counselor Brad Mims effective Feb. 18. Voted to visit and tour Seminole Elementary, North Elementary and Yearling Middle School on Tuesday, April 8. Visits will start at 8:30 a.m. Continued discussion on random drug testing of employees. Mr. Kenworthy surveyed 46 districts in Florida about random drug tests for employees and found six districts had a policy beyond current state statutes. Only one of the districts in the state, Washington County, responded that they do have a random drug test policy for all employees. They test 50 percent of employees in safety sensitive areas, and 10 percent o f other areas, including administration. Mr. Kenworthy did nd two court cases in the Florida Supreme Court which gave him concerns, one involving welfare recipients and the second state of Florida employees. The court ruled these drug tests were a violation of the 4th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Board member Gay Carlton announced she would not seek another term on the school board this year.Recognitions and honorsThe board recognized OHS student Michael Daniel who is nominated as a 2014 Sunshine State Scholar, State Weight Lifting Quali ers Tamea Allen, Julia Weldon and Coach Tyrone Smith, OHS girls wrestling state quali er Tiffany Bowers and OHS boys wrestling state quali er Cory Vickers. They also recognized Calberth Baul, OHS custodian, upon his retirement after 15 years of service. SCHOOLContinued From Page 1

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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.Anna Fusaro, 65Heaven gained an angel. OKEECHOBEE — Our devoted Grammie, Anna Fusaro, 65 of Okeechobee, entered into eternal peace on March 11, 2014. She was well known as a loving educator for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Mary DiCapua. Her spirit will live on through her husband, Anthony Fusaro; son, David and Joei Fusaro; her daughter, Christine and Adam Cline; her little people, Hannah 9, Anthony 9, Miranda 9, Madeline 8, Alexander 5; her dear siblings, brother, Dominick and Beverly DiCapua, sister, Louise and Steve Hegyi, twin brother, Joseph and Sabine DiCapua. Anna will forever be remembered by her precious nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2014. Funeral Mass will be 9 a.m., Friday, March 14, 2014 at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus. Her nal resting place will be in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Memorial donations may be made to The Hubbard House, 29 W. Miller St. Orlando, Florida where Tony was fortunate enough to be taken care of during this tough time. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Joseph A. Tootle, 97OKEECHOBEE — Joseph A. Tootle passed away on March 12, 2014, at Raulerson Hospital. Mr. Tootle was a lifelong resident of Okeechobee. He served in WWII as a merchant marine. Joseph was self-employed in many businesses. Mr. Tootle is survived by a sister, Sarah Morice of St. Genevieve, Mo.; nephews, Noel Chandler of Naples, Fla.; nephew, Richard Chandler o f Raleigh, N.C.; niece, Carol Ann (George) Powell of Okeechobee; nephew, Bruce Walker of N.Y.; nephew, Carl Tootle of Ariz.; nephews, Mar k (Tracy) Tootle and Robert Tootle of Calif.; nieces, Mary Tootle and Ellen Harrison of Calif.; great-nieces, Tracy Boesch, Pam Rowe, and Valerie Preston of Fla.; great-nephews, Noal Chandler, Sean Chandler, Joseph Walker, Jr., Johnny Walker, and Brian Preston of Fla.; greatniece, Hope Squires of N.C.; great-nephew, Chris Chandler of Ala.; three nieces and two nephews of Mo. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Basinger Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be expressed at www.buxtonseawinds.comClarence Boyd, 88OKEECHOBEE — Clarence Boyd, 88, of Okeechobee Buckhead Ridge, Fla.died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at his residence. He was born December 6, 1925 in Berrien County Georgia to the late Ancil Boyd and the late Mary Griffin. He was a self employed air conditioner mechanic and an Army veteran having served in World War II. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Dianne Boyd and Marie Boyd; two brothers, Rual Boyd and J.W. Boyd; and a sister, Thelma Boyd.He is survived by one daughter, Barbara (Jody) Crosby of Nacogdoches, Texas; two sons, Clarence Boyd, Jr. of Darien, Ga. and Charles Boyd of Danville, Ga.; 4 sisters, Dorothy Cook, Mildred Thomas, Annie Brewster, and Betty Nunes all of Nashville, Ga.; special friend, Betty Center of Okeechobee, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014 in the Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Stan Stalvey officiating. Interment will follow in church cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Church. Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville, Ga.Glenda Waters, 74OKEECHOBEE — Glenda Waters died March 12, 2014. She was born October 13, 1939 in Atlanta, Georgia to Clifford and Ruth Quarles. A resident of Okeechobee for over 60 years, she was a member of Haven Ministries. She enjoyed shing, being outside, nature, crocheting, cooking and country music. Mrs. Waters was preceded in death by her husband, James Waters. She is survived by her son, Buddy Hill (Annie) of Mississippi; three daughters, Connie Whirls, Brenda Clase (Eddie) and Linda Waters (Raul) all of Okeechobee; 14 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; sister, Nancy Story (David) of St. Cloud. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until services at 3 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Brother David Burney of ciating. Private burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Judith Ann Holliday, 81OKEECHOBEE — Judith Ann Holliday died March 9, 2014. She was born June 5, 1932 in Paragon, Indiana to Raymond and Ina Mae Young. A resident of Okeechobee for 20 years, she was a homemaker. She enjoyed shopping and cleaning. She was a loving wife and mother. Mrs. Holliday is survived by her husband of 61 years, Charlie Holliday, Sr. of Okeechobee; two sons, Billy Ray Thomas of Missouri and Joey Holliday, Jr. of Okeechobee; two daughters, Marilynjo Peeler of Missouri and Cindy Holliday of Okeechobee; nine grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and her sister, Janice Cowart of Okeechobee. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until services at 12 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Port Mayaca Cemetery. 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 14, 2014 Hospice hosting yard salesHospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will host a y ard sale on Wednesday, March 19, and Thursday, March 20, from 8 a.m. until noon. For information, call 863-467-2321.Lighthouse Refuge has yard saleThe Lighthouse Refuge, Inc., will host a y ard sale Saturday, March 22 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 3101 U.S. 441 S. Proceeds will aid the Refuge in helping homeless and abused women.Bene t held for re victimsA Quarter Auction will be held to bene t re victims Saturday, March 22 from 1 until 5 p.m. at the VFW (Big Lake) Post 10539, at 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. There will be a 50/50, door prize and auction items. For information, contact Tammi Kelly at 772-708-6764; or, by e-mail at tammiphotos@gmail.com.Green market meeting setOkeechobee may soon have a green market where local farmers and backyard gardeners can sell fresh produce. Potential growers, interested farmers and gardeners are invited to attend the next co-op meeting, set for Monday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce.Collaborative group to meetThe Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will meet Tuesday, March 25 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. The special guest speakers will be: Wanda Klesper, from Okeechobee Senior Services; and Darlene Forage, from AAA SHINE. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257. Community Events Today: Partly cloudy. High 73F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight: Clear skies. Low 54F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastSaturday: Sunshine. High 79F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night: A few clouds from time to time. Low around 60F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday: Sunshine in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High near 85F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Sunday Night: Cloudy skies. Low 68F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 81F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Okeechobee Forecast Patricia Dianne Durrance, 64OKEECHOBEE — Patricia Dianne Durrance, lifetime resident of Okeechobee, died March 13, 2014. She was born May 28, 1949 in Okeechobee to Clyde and Juanita Harvey Durrance. She was the manager of Town ‘N’ Country mobile home park. She loved quail hunting and taking care o f her family. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Okeechobee.Ms. Durrance is survived by her son, Dodd Bulger (Alanda) of Cudjoe Key, Fla.; granddaughter, Savannah Dianne Bulger; parents, Clyde and Juanita Durrance; brother, Roland Durrance (Lynda) all of Okeechobee; sister, Rosa Butler (R.D.) of Avon Park; and long-time companion, Paul Burdeshaw of Okeechobee.Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions ma y be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 5148, Okeechobee, Florida or Heroes 4 Hope. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 2006 CHRYSLER 300C #14004A JUST $13,499 2011 KIA SORENTO #13936C 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 2009 HONDA ODYSSEY EXL RES #14612A 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 2010 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER #14381A JUST $17,999 2011 TOYOTA RAV 4 #13583A JUST $18,999 2011 HONDA CR-V EX #14559A JUST $19,999 2011 NISSAN ALTIMA #14510A JUST $19,999 2010 FORD TAURUS SHO #14043A JUST $20,999 2010 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE #P4998 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 $30,999 2013 CHEVY CORVETTE GND SPORT #14439A JUST $49,999VALUE CARS& TRUCKSUNDER $13,000CARS, TRUCKS& SUVS2003 SUZUKI XL7 #BR4915A JUST $6,999 2001 BUICK PARK AVE #14581A JUST $6,999 2005 HYUNDAI TUCSON #131039A JUST $7,999 or $139/mo 2006 FORD FREESTAR #131039A JUST $8,999 or $149/mo 2002 TOYOTA SEQUOIA SR5 #131376A2 JUST $8,999 or $149/mo 2006 LINCOLN TOWN CAR JUST $9,999 or $169/mo 2006 FORD F150 SPR CAB #131210B JUST $9,999 or $169/mo 2008 DODGE CALIBER RT #131263B JUST $10,499 or $189/mo 2010 CHEVY MALIBU #14423A JUST $12,499 or $229/mo 2007 MERCURY MARINER 4X4 #14282A JUST $12,999 or $239/moSOME 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 provide 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 rig ht of last refusal, in person, to registered shoppers. This guarantee does not apply to fleet or commercial 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 FLORIDA TURNPIKE BUSINESS 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 THE BEST SELECTION!OF CERTIFIED PRE-OWED CARS AND TRUCKS! 7 Okeechobee News March 14, 2014

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 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. 14TH Thurs., Mar. 20THFor Info, Call 763-7202 II: “ NEED FOR SPEED”Fri., 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00I: “300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE”Fri., 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00III: “MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN”Fri., 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00 R PG-13 PG 8 Okeechobee News March 14, 2014 Local entrepreneurs, Greg and Nancy Karr, w ere recently chosen by Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores to own and operate their Sears Hometown Store in Okeechobee. “Sears is excited that a Hometown Store will, again, be a part of the Okeechobee business landscape,” said Jackie Adams, regional development manager for Sears Hometown Stores. She went on to say, “This is an outstanding retail opportunity for Greg and Nancy to participate in one of America’s hottest growth opportunities.” Currently, the Karrs are actively looking for suitable locations around town to operate their Sears Hometown Store. According to Adams, Sears Hometown Stores require between 8,000 and 10,000 square feet of selling and warehouse space. Also, the store’s delivery area must be able to accommodate semi-trucks. “The local owner is responsible for start-up and on-going operating expenses associated w ith the store including: building or leasing a facility; providing in-store xtures; hiring and training employees; payroll; and insurance,” A dams said. “The Sears Authorized Hometown Store Program is not considered a franchise program because Sears does not require an indiv idual to purchase inventory or pay an annual licensing fee. The stores are supported by the Sears retail network, which includes providing all inventory, advertising, point-of-sale computer systems, delivery support and training.” Along with the top national brands and the Sears Kenmore appliance line, the Karrs will also have the full line of all Craftsmen tools and power lawn and garden equipment for the offering. “We want the Sears Hometown Store to be the rst choice for consumers in Okeechobee for all of their needs around the home as well as in the workshop.” said William Powell, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Of cer. “We believe our program is a winner for everyone involved. The owner has a chance to build a successful business, our customers can shop closer to home and Sears reconnects with our local customers.” For more information on the requirements and/or the locations the Karr’s are currently considering, please contact, Garry Smith of Preferred Properties of Okeechobee, at 863-5329033. About Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) is a national retailer primarily focused on selling home appliances, hardware, tools and lawn and garden equipment. As of January 21, 2013, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and its dealers and franchisees operated 1,236 stores across all 50 states and Puerto Rico and Bermuda. In addition to merchandise, Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. provides customers with access to a full suite of services, including home delivery and handling and extended service contracts. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. operates through two segments— the Sears Hometown and Hardware segment and the Sears Outlet segment. The Sears Hometown and Hardware segment’s stores are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to a wide selection of national brands of home appliances, tools, lawn and garden equipment, sporting goods, and household goods, depending on the particular store. The Sears Outlet stores are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to purchase new, one-of-a-kind, out-of-carton, discontinued, obsolete, used, reconditioned, overstocked and scratched and dented products, collectively, “outlet-value products,” across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including home appliances, lawn and garden equipment, apparel, mattresses, sporting goods and tools, and at prices that are signi cantly lower than manufacturers’ suggested retail prices. Sears Hometown store to open in Okeechobee The Big Top Playhouse Circus Musical, originally scheduled for March 19 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, has been postponed. It will be rescheduled later in the year. March events at the Agri-Civic Center include:  Friday, March 14: Okeechobee County Fair opens at noon. Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show (OYLS) Beef Breeding Show is at 6 p.m. For ticket information go to www. okeechobeecountyfair.com.  Saturday, March 15: Okeechobee County Fair opens at noon. OYLS Livestock sale is at 4 p.m.  Sunday, March 16: last day of the Okeechobee County Fair. The fair opens at noon. The Ranch Horse Reining and Pleasure Show is at 2:30 p.m.  Friday, March 21: O.L. Raulerson Scholarship Fund Barbeque  Saturday, March 29: NBHA District 3 & 5 Barrel Race  Sunday, March 30: Okeechobee Youth Rodeo. Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center Schedule

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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 Okeechobees News and Advertising LeaderPrint.Web.SocialLet us show how we can help grow YOUR business863.763.3134 or okeeadsales@newszap.com Subscribe: readerservices@newszap.com” orida.newszap.com @okeechobeenews /okeechobeenews 9 Okeechobee News March 14, 2014 Feb. 16, 2007, and became a full-time patrolman Oct. 8, 2010. Chief Davis also testi ed that Mr. Parzygnat was on probation at the time he took the photos and, because of that, could be red for any reason. It was also brought out that after Mr. Parzygnat was terminated, Assistant State A ttorney Ashley Albright contacted Chief Davis and said because the of cer had lied to his supervisors he could never again put Mr. Parzygnat on the witness stand because he had lost his credibility. Mr. Albright is the supervising attorney for the local state's attorney of ce. However, while being queried by his attorney R.E. King from the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association (PBA), Mr. Parzygnat took exception to that statement by the state attorney. He testi ed he has been receiving subpoenas from the state attorney's of ce "ever since I left." He went on to say he received two subpoenas late last week. Of the photos, the former U.S. Army military police of cer, testi ed that he was talking to a television cameraman who was complaining that he didn't have any photos of the accident. So, Mr. Parzygnat offered to send him some photos. "I was being a good guy," he said. The crux of Mr. King's argument in defense of his client was that according to the Policeman's Bill of Rights, Mr. Parzygnat was not aware he was under investigation for something that could lead to his termination. "You can't get around the fact, you have to be fair," argued Mr. King. He went on to say the purpose of the statute was to make sure Mr. Parzygnat's investigation was fair and objective. Mr. King, a 20-year police of cer with the West Palm Beach Police Department, went on to point out that under state statutes: "A dismissal, demotion, transfer, reassignment, or other personnel action that might result in loss of pay or bene ts or that might otherwise be considered a punitive measure may not be taken against any law enforcement of cer or correctional of cer unless the law enforcement of cer or correctional of cer is noti ed of the action and the reason or reasons for the action before the effective date of the action." In short, the PBA attorney claimed his client could not have been red without notice. He also claimed his client was red without a formal investigation being conducted. However, replied Chief Davis, Mr. Parzygnat was already on probation and, because of that, could be red at any time for any reason. "And, if Larry hadn't lied, a formal investigation would have been done," the chie f added. Mr. Parzygnat can now le an appeal with the Okeechobee City Council. The council would then have to hold a hearing within 20 days after receiving that appeal and they can con rm, amend or reverse the grievance board's decision. If the council af rms the board's decision, Mr. Parzygnat can then le a civil lawsuit. POLICEContinued From Page 1 armbands are $25, which includes both admission to the fair and unlimited rides on the midway. Midway riders are subject to height requirements which are set by the Florida Department of Agriculture guidelines. On Saturday, the fair opens at noon. Gate admission is $5. Ride armbands are $25. Sunday is Family Day at the fair. The fair opens at noon. Gate admission is free. Ride armbands are $25. Individual ride tickets will also be on sale. There are many special attractions at the fair this year, including: The Magic of Lance Gifford: This family-friendly magic show is performed on a 53' by 26' covered stage which is completel y self contained. Eudora Petting Zoo: The petting zoo features both exotic and domestic animals and is open throughout the fair. The Disc-Connected K9 Show features two world-champion, frisbee-catching dogs. All of the dogs in the show are shelter dogs. The Banana Derby: Tiny monkeys ride dogs as they race around the track. The Okeechobee Youth Livestock Sho w is under way during the fair in the main covered arena. The Livestock Sale will start at 4 p.m. on Saturday. FAIRContinued From Page 1

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ORTHOPAEDICS By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“ cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. GYNECOLOGY 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health IssuesD. J B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Infertility • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders Accepting New Patients863-763-8000RaulersonGyn.com FAMILY MEDICINE Hablamos Espaol Same Day Appointments Aliated with Raulerson Hospital RaulersonPrimaryCare.com 202 NE 2nd Avenue € Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 We Treat Kids Too!Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m.(863) 467-2159 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansFamily Physician € Pediatrics Physicals € Family Care & Medicine Womens Health € Well-child visits Welcome to Medicare visits CANCER?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 RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Benjamin Epstein, D.O.Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. We Treat Kids Too!Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries 10 Okeechobee News March 14, 2014

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March 2014 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions 1Readers share their own ‘fish tales’Who has the best story about shing the big lake? We invited readers to submit their “ sh tales”. Prize for the best story, a $100 gift certi cate to Tin Fish Restaurant, goes to Carroll Head. If you missed the contest, don’t worry. We plan to make it an annual event, which will give you plenty of time to work on your entry for next year! For the winning story and a selection of the best of the rest, read on ...The winning ‘fish tale’: CompetitionBy Carroll HeadThe Taylor Creek Bass Club has been in existence for nearly 30 years with arguably the best bass lake in the nation as its home lake. Within the club are a number of skilled and highly-competitive shermen who compete for the Angler of the Y ear Trophy by having the best tournament catches during the year. However, no one ever expected that one particular sherman would go to such lengths to win the coveted trophy. The story of w hat happened on that incredible day is still talked about nationally and laughed about locally, and called just another big sh story by some. However, here is what really happened. The deciding tournament was held out of the Scott Driver Boat Ramp Facility during December, when the bass shing on Lake Okeechobee was tremendous down in the Harney Pond Canal area. Everyone in the club knew w here the best shing spot was, and it w as a fairly small area near Bird Island. So, that’s where most of us would h ave loved to sh during the tournament. There were two good shermen who w ere very close together in the standings for Angler of the Year. One had the faster boat (it ran over 70 mph) and no doubt w ould get to that spot rst. Most of us j ust kinda’ accepted that and knew he w ould probably win the award. We also knew the other contender for the trophy, w ho had the second fastest boat in the club, was not a good loser. Well, the morning of the start, everyone headed down toward Harney Pond as fast as we could run, and sure enough, the two fastest boats passed us before we could get to the Pierce Canal. The faster boat moved out in front, barely ahead of old second best, gradually leaving the rest of us. The boat trail that year was narrow inside Second Point with heavy cattails and thick joint grass along the sides. When the rst boat broke into the clearing of Tin House Cove, an incredible sight loomed to his right. A beautiful woman stood alone in the bow of a large bass boat waving her white shirt. The driver of the boat instinctively throttled back a little … but then he saw that she was nude from the waist up, very well endowed, and without thinking, jerked his foot away from his “Hot Foot” accelerator. The second boat was following so closely behind there was no way he could stop and the boat went airborne when the bow hit the engine ahead of him—damaging it, it turned out. Both shermen were thrown out, thankfully with no injuries. The rest of us slowed and nding nothing critical but disabled boats, headed for the good shing spot. Meanwhile, the woman put her shirt back on and motored away, having done her job. It turned out she was from the coast and had been well paid by old second best, but she had stationed herself too closely to the trail coming into Tin House Cove and he had crashed into rather than overtaken the faster boat. The real truth nally came out from the woman herself who felt guilty about it. Old second best got kicked out of the club. Everything else seemed fair in Taylor Creek Club tournament shing and the Angler of the Year award was won by an 88-year-old expert who had the third fastest boat.Fishing by ‘my rules’By Anita CurtisFishing is not my bag! And I’ve done my share of shing, including catching a 25-pound King salmon in Alaska and a tangle of lines and plugs with many, many “rigs” in it. But I enjoyed Lake Okeechobee when we used to go out under “my rules.” In my opinion, “ shing” is best done in the late afternoon, about an hour before sunset. It requires a good book, a straw hat, a cold drink and lots of suntan lotion. Motoring out from the mouth of the Kissimmee River, I notice the slap of the water against the boat and later the soft splash as the anchor enters the water. As the sky turns into an artist’s pallet of warm pastels, the water calms into glass and the local fauna rejoices, my heart sings as I breathe the soft warm air and see the ribbon of gold the sinking sun lays across the water. In the gathering dusk, my bobber trembles, and I rather hope no sh dares to break the spell. Back home the water pipes are frozen and the walk needs to be shoveled. Here I sit in delicious comfort as the breeze picks up, soft on my cheeks. Suddenly, my bobber disappears and I grab for the pole. A huge crappie breaks the surface and joins his brothers in the live well with my husband’s catch. With tomorrow’s dinner assured, it is time to go. Now THAT was a perfect shing trip!A misstep and a scareBy Gene ClaytonMy brother-in-law (Kirk Manning) and I h ave been coming to Okeechobee in the spring for about 25 years, so we have c ollected quite a few shing tales and memories. One of the more memorable ones, is a trip a few years back, where “one of us” (and that will remain a secret) had a scare with an alligator. There was an alligator that had been trailing us for a while, and it was interesting to watch him, ‘til one of us made a misstep on the boat, and a BIG SPLASH LATER, a frantic attempt to get back in the boat before the alligator landed his dinner meal! Yes, that is a tale that has brought many laughs over the years ... also had to replace four rods that were broken in the attempt to reboard the boat! Needless to say, this happened pretty quick, no time for a picture, but the attached picture is of me and a monster crappie just caught on Feb. 26. Fun times on Lake Okeechobee year after year.The Alligator LadyBy Anna McBeeI live at Brothers R.V. Park on U.S. Highway 441 S.E. About four years ago, I was shing o our wooden sidewalk with arti cial bait on my rod and reel. I got a bite and was pulling it in with a little pan sh on the hook. All of the sudden, a medium-size bass caught my sh! As I was pulling the bass, it went down real deep. I pulled hard on it but I thought it was hung on something. Then a big alligato r stuck his head up out of the water with my bass in his mouth. He shook his head and broke my line and away he went. After that I was called the “Alligator Lady” in my park.Not a bassBy Robert MclauryShawn, Tyler and I went shiner shing in Lake Okeechobee. We put the boat in at Okee-Tantie and headed to the hone y hole. We had two dozen shiners. The rs t bite went to 9-year-old Tyler who reeled in an awesome 6-pound largemouth. We had a great morning and caught a lot o f sh. By the time we were down to our las t three shiners, Tyler had four bass, Shawn had two and I had two. All of a sudden, my bobber goes down and I set up, “alright” so I start reeling in the sh. Then, he starts coming to the surface about ve feet from the boat. It’s not a bass! It’s a 3-foot water moccasin! Shawn shouts, “stop reeling it in, let’s cut the line.” So, we cut it as close as we could. It was a close call. I never though t that I would catch a water moccasin on a shiner. Then, we were down to just two shiners. My bobber went down and I missed. So, now we’re down to our last shiner and the bobber goes down and it’s a 7-pound largemouth. One more for Shawn and we’re out of shiners. Now, we start using arti cial bait. All of a sudden, anothe r water moccasin (not the same one) tried to get on the boat. I had to use my pole as a sword. I did my best “Zorro” impression and scared him o After that, we pulled up anchor and moved to a di erent spot. Still can’t believe it, two water moccasins in one day. What are the odds? All in all, it was a great trip and one we’ll never forget.

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Join us for the 28th AnnualClewistonSugar FestivalApril 11-13, 2014 For more information email ClewistonSugarFestival@yahoo.comVisit www.ClewistonSugarFestival.com or Like us on Facebook www.tin shokeechobee.com TIN FISH LOVES OKEECHOBEEOkeechobee Lunch SpecialCome in and meet our awesome team Let Us Cook For You ŽHEALTHY EATING with TIN FISHGRILLED, HEALTHY CHOICESFresh sh ~ Good Food Beer & Wine Great Kids Menu Boat Loads of Platters to Go Plan Your Next Party... here at TIN FISH or at your location. LET TIN FISH help you FUNDRAISE!301 N. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34972Hours of OperationSun urs 11am 9+ € Fri & Sat 11am 10+ Open! Now863.357.0722Grilled or Fried Tilapia Sandwich, Fries, Coleslaw & So Drink$695 Serving the Lake Okeechobee area for 88 years Come see us for all your boat trailer parts and repairs! Industrial Hardware Store Custom Machine Shop • Welding Ray Domer, 7 years old, with his 7.5 pound bass caught in Lake Okeechobee in 1963 2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions March 2014

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March 2014 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions 3Jo h n An d erson concert scheduled at BrightonEnjoy the lucky month of March at Seminole Casino BrightonBRIGHTON — Having entertained crowds for more than 30 years, country music legend John Anderson will bring his talents to Seminole Casino Brighton (SCB) on Friday, March 14, for a 7 p.m. concert. Tickets for the show (priced at $35 per person and $50 for two tickets) can be purchased via the casino’s Cash Cage or by calling 800-360-9875. Raised in Apopka, Fla., the CMA Award winner began his career in 1977 with the release of his rst single “I’ve Got a Feelin’ (Somebody’s Been Stealin’)” and is best known for such hits as “Swingin,’” “Keep Your Hands To Yourself” and “Seminole W ind.” May the luck of the Irish be with you on St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17, and if it is, between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., not only will you be donning green but you’ll be rolling in it with your share of $10,000 in cash. On Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m., it will be time to turn down the lights and turn up the fun! “Party Bingo” is back at SCB and participants can enjoy dancing, glow products, games and giveaways. There will be a $10 door pack and up to $1,500 in cash prizes available. One must be 18 to party and 21 or older to drink. Can’t get enough of bingo? Play ve bingo games for free on Wednesdays at 10:45 a.m. to win your share of $500 free play. Rest assured there will be much luck leftover after St. Paddy’s Day at SCB. On Saturday, March 22, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Player’s Club members can win their share of $2,500 cash. All unclaimed prizes (each worth $500) will roll over into the next drawing. SCB will host the Qualifying Satellite Texas Hold’em Free Play Tournament on Saturday, March 29. The top 30 players with most hours played between March 1 28 will earn entry to the tournament. Thirty hours minimum of recorded play is needed to qualify. The winner will receive a $3,500 seat in the $5 million Seminole Hard Rock Poker Show Down, April 10-15. Also, on Saturday, March 29, a grand prize drawing will be held at 10 p.m. for a chance to win a Fiat 500. Ready to go at the drop of a hat, this Italian charmer makes the journey as enjoyable as your destination. Players may earn entries daily into the grand prize drawing. Still feeling lucky? Every Sunday in March, Spin to Win up to $2,500 cash, free play or a trip. Everyone who spins is a guaranteed winner. Please contact the casino or visit www.seminolebrightoncasino.com for information on bus transportation and group packages. See the Player’s Club for promotion details. One must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Player’s Club member to participate. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.About Seminole Casino BrightonSeminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000-square-foot casino with 421 slot and gaming machines, live action blackjack e-tables, a six-table poker room, and high-stakes bingo action, and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere, and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smoke-free environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Indian Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road (SR 721) in Glades County, FL 34974. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998.

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ARTS A LA CARTE! Serving Entertainment For All Tastes! 1977 COLLEGE DRIVE BELLE GLADE, FL 33430 BOX OFFICE 561.993.1160 The Doo-Wah Riders Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 pm Auditions for Rapunzel are on Monday, May 12 at 4:00 pm at the Dolly Hand. Auditions are open to students grades K5-12 No preparation is necessary!RapunzelSaturday, May 17, 2014 at 11 am & 7 pmAnnouncing the 2014-2015 SERIESThursday, November 13, 2014 – Edvin Marton: Prince of the Violin Thursday, December 18, 2014 – American Big Band’s Home for the Holidays Tuesday, January 6, 2015 – Stormy Weather: The Story of Lena Horne Thursday, January 15, 2015 – How to Succeed on Broadway Thursday, January 29, 2015 – David Phelps in Concert Thursday, February 19, 2015 – Rock Legends: People’s Choice Tuesday, March 3, 2015 – Jekyll & Hyde Monday, March 23, 2014 – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Tuesday, April 14 – Nashville Chicks With Hits Thursday, April 23 – The Aluminum Show 4 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions March 2014 PERFORMING A RTSP l ays, concerts, dancing & more... “Send Me No Flowers”OKEECHOBEE—The Okeechobee Community Theatre will present “Send Me No Flowers,” March 14 and 15, at 8 p.m. plus a 2 p.m. matinee on March 15. In the comedy, a model husband mistakenly learns that he has but weeks to live, and sets out to nd a suitable second spouse for his wife. Everything goes wrong from there. This Broadway hit became a cherished Doris Day-Rock Hudson lm. It’s pure fun from start to nish. OCT performances are held in the Okeechobee Freshman Campus auditorium, on Southwest Second Avenue at Southwest Seventh Street in Okeechobee (behind Golden Corral Restaurant). For ticket information, go online to www. okeechobeecommunitytheatre.com.Doo-Wah RidersBELLE GLADE—Harmony Artist’s Doo-Wah Riders will perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 S.W. College Drive, Belle Glade, on Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. There is no one else like the Doo-Wah Riders. For over 30 years they h ave been riding their own patch of the musical range throughout the west. They possess the rare combination of many years of experience and youthful energy, red by a love for what they do. The Doo-Wahs are country, with a unique, original sound. They de ne their sound as “high energy country with a cajun twist.” Their tight musicianship and powerful arrangements of classic and original songs h ave made them favorites everywhere they go. The Doo-Wah Riders h ave appeared in concert with: Garth Brooks, George Strait, Alabama, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Brooks and Dunn, Chris LeDoux, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, The Judds, Tracy Lawrence, Brad Paisley, Lone Star, Clint Black, Asleep at the Wheel, Jodee Messina, Randy Travis, The Oak Ridge Boys, Richochet, Travis Tritt, Marty Stuart, Leann Rimes, John Denver, Ricky Van Shelton, K. D. Lang, The Statler Brothers, and Joan Jett. Purchase tickets online at http://www.palmbeachstate. edu/theatre/dollyhand/or by phone at 561-993-1160.I do, I do, I doFORT PIERCE—Indian River State College will present “I do, I do, I do,” in the McAlpin Center, 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce, on March 20, 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. and March 22 at 2 p.m. Diana’s insurmountable problem is that, during the course of the longest weekend of her life, she nds herself having promised marriage to three di erent men! How can she decide? What matters most-familiarity, suitability, passion? For ticket information, call the box o ce at 1-800220-9915 or go online to www.irsc.edu/visitors/shows.Thanks for the Memories: A USA Tour of WWIILABELLE—The LaBelle Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle, will present “Thanks for the Memories: A USA Tour of WWII,” directed by Nick Fidanza, March 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. and March 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. Nick Fidanza and the Firehouse Singers are ready again to entertain us with a USO look at World War II. The USO mission supported the troops during each of these wars. Celebrities like Bob Hope rallied many singers, actors and comedians to follow him into the War Zones to entertain our troops. The Firehouse Singers will be presenting several of these famous memories and help recapture some of our fondest memories from the “greatest generation.” For tickets or more information, go online to http://www. rehousecommunitytheatre.com or call 863675-3066.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 16 Okeechobee News March 14, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESStudents of the weekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of Feb. 28: Maria Lugo, Andres Castaneda, Giovanni Sanchez, Austin Dollen, Dayanara Vieyra-Rosales, Grif n Smith, Heidi Garcia, Lashya Hopewell, Ricky Tijerina, Annie Freeman, Hadley Hoggard, Marely Gonzalez, Alex Vazquez-Garcia, Melvin Rosas, Cristal Ramirez, Leslie Martinez, Roberto Reyes, Will Thomas, Ariana Hernandez, Adelita Pina, Jasmine Snell, Yovana Villegas, Alejandro Delgado, Gilly Torres, Joey Papasso, Eric Collins, Jaheim Worthen, Chaundrea Wing eld and Jerimya White. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESSouth Elementary Students of the weekCongratulations to the Students of the week at South Elementary School for the week of Feb. 28. They are: Cameron Miley, Raul Urvina, Juan Perez Gomez, Jettrey Fisk, Lyric Bishop, Ariya Billie, Ma'Kayla Tolliver, Eli Hancock, Hailey Pinon, Trinitey Pittman, Reece Baker, Brennan Speak, Jordan Wilson and Bryan Leonard. Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESEverglades Students of the weekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of March 7 include: kindergarten students, Mienisha Brown, Zxavier Holland, Malachi Hernandez, Chris Lyons, Angel Walker; rst graders, Nayeli Thomas, Alton Azcona, Kaylee Varnell, Zoe Russell, Diana Benitez; second graders, Yasmin Serrato, Bray Smith, Susanna Mejia-Garcia, Damien Johnson, Antonio Ramirez; third grade students, Tessa Quinlin, Christopher Crum, Mathew Johnson, Junior Schwenderman, Francisco Ramirez, Senon Anselmo, Clayton Cannon; fourth graders, Miguel Alvarez, Alejandra Callejas, Isaac Cardoso, Kaley Smith, Faith Brazil; fth grade student, Melanie Urvina Rodriguez. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Special to the Okeechobee NewsStudents of the weekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of March 14 include: kindergarten students, Adrian Espinoza, Bryan Arriaga, Silvia Renden-Salazar, Gracey Broadrick; rst graders, Ramses Esquivel, Cassie Lawrence, Gerardo Cabrera, Kaleb Cannon; second grade students, Martin Brady, Austin Oliver, Briana Yarbrough; third grade students, Zane Hicks, Kameron Carter, Brianna Moore, Kasey Perry, Hunter Misner; fourth graders, Maria Hernandez, Itzabelly Meza, Raena Garcia, Elizabeth Cox; fth grade students, Daisy Eunice, Quintrell Williams, Haley Garcia and Iliana Boyer. Congratulations to our many outstanding students.

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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 SalesGARAGE SALE 1943 LINDA RD BUCKHEAD RIDGE, SAT. 3/15, 8:00AM TILL ?. KITCHEN ITEMS, CLOTHES, H.H. ITEMS AND MISC. GARAGE SALE BLUE HERON 1430 SE 21ST ST. SAT. MARCH 15TH, 8-2. CLOTHES, LIKE NEW HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, PICTURES AND LINENS. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Y ARD SALE SATURDAY MARCH 15TH, 9:00-1:00 NO EARLY BIRDS. 4058 SW 13TH WAY OUSLEY ESTATES. LEFT OVER CAMPER ITEMS, CLOTHES AND STUFF. Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP• minimum of 2 years driving experience • clean driving record Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! NOW HIRING Service Technicians/ Installers Full Time, Experience Necessary. Apply within 312 SW 2nd St. OkeechobeeEOE/DFWP 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. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeEnviro-Tech System, Inc. is seeking FINISH GRADE OPERATORS. Applicant must be able to provide veri able work experience in construction and operating equipment and machinery. Email resume to: info@enviro-tech.cc 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 LAWN MAINTENANCE person with some irrigation experience. Minimum of 2 years Commercial exp. Must have transportation/ Valid Drivers License. Call between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (863)467-8001. 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 Full TimeWe are immediately hiring an experienced heavy equipment mechanic with a mechanic truck & tools. Please contact Richard Nunez at 305-965-5868 Employment MedicalIMMEDIATE OPENING Full Time RN Night Position Send resume to: P.O. Box 1548 Okeechobee, FL 34973 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. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ClothingFOR SALE 6 PROM OR BEAUTY PAGEANT GOWNS, LONG AND SHORT, ONLY WORN ONCE, SIZES 2 & 3 PRICES VARY $50.00-$125.00 CALL 863-623-6441 Heating Equipment/ SuppliesStationary Bike to sell or trade for Tredmill. Call 863-357-2377 Pets/SuppliesRAZOR EDGE BLUE PIT PUPPIES, REGISTERED, 9 WEEKS OLD $500.00 CALL 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 ApartmentsAPARTMENTS FOR RENT BOARDWALK BLDG. FIRST MONTH, SECURITY DEPOSIT, INCLUDES WATER. CALL 863-801-9119 NW OKEE: 2 BR Apt. available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $675 month, 1st, last & $500 security. 561-346-1642. OKEE 2br. 1 1/2ba. Large Town House In Town, Very clean, W/D $700 mo, 1st, last & sec. Yearly Lease 863-697-1129 Houses RentADORABLE: In Town, 2BR, 1BA, W/D Hook up, Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $800 sec. (941) 504-3954 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Houses RentADORABLE: In Town, 2BR, 2BA, Washer/Dryer, Screen Porch. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $800 sec. (941) 504-3954 NICE, CLEAN HOUSE, 3BR/2 BATH, 8316 NW 80TH AVE. DIXIE RANCH ACRES, $850/MO., $600 SEC. PETS ALLOWED UPON APPROVAL 863-610-0001 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. 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 OWN YOUR NEW HOUSE TODAY! 2 story, 4BR/4BA 2,012sqft Pool Home! 0.50 acre. Bad credit OK. 561-212-9665 Hunting PropertyLOOKING FOR A SMALL FARM TO LEASE FO R SPRING TURKEY SEASON PLEASE CALL 561-699-3240 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 17 Okeechobee News March 14, 2014

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Lots Sale1/2 Acre Lot, fenced, oak trees, house or mobile home ok, off of 15A & 710 Hwy. One mile to Lake. $21,000 Owner Finance Call 863-610-1600 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 TREASURE ISLAND : 2 BR, 2 BA, Non smoking env. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)634-6114 Mobile HomeSale3bd/1.5 BATH DOUBLE WIDE ON 150X75 LOT ON DEAD END ST., CITY WATER COMPLETELY FURNISHED WITH CENTRAL HEAT AND AIR, $40,000.00 863-763-41 774 OR 859-339-1888 Palm Harbor Homes 55+ Community Special! $5K for your old home! 23 models to choose from. Call John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Commercial TrucksFOR SALE 1995 FLD FREIGHTLINER WITH FLAT BED TRAILER, $8,500.00 OWNER RETIRING CALL FOR MORE INFO 772-201-5498 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Public NoticeNOTICE 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 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 NOTICE 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 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD052 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that KRINDA C CANNON the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 439 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 25 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 25 14 34S 33E 1-14-34-33-0A00-00025-D000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BRUCE E LINN DIANNA M JOHNSON DONNA J LINN EVELYN W LINN DECEASED GREGORY D LINN STEVEN P LINN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 3rd day of April, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 459753 ON 2/21,28;3/7,14/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 13000509CAAXMX REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC., Plaintiff, VS. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF JOHN W. BREWER JR., DECEASED; STEVEN JAY BREWER, HEIR; STORM E. BREWER, HEIR; ARLENE BREWER A/K/A ARLENE J. BREWER; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEE, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF JOHN W. BREWER JR., DECEASED, whose residence(s) is/are unknown. TO: STEVEN JAY BREWER, HEIR, whose residence(s) is 13720 EDITH ROAD, LOZAHATCHEE, FL 33470 TO: ARLENE BREWER A/K/A ARLENE J. BREWER, whose residence(s) is unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within 30 days of rst publication, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: LOT 36 OF TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 45 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you fail to le your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at OKEECHOBEE County this 10th day of March, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 463656 ON 3/14,21/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 13000418CAAXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. SUSIE BURKES SALAS A/K/A SUSIE E. SALAS, ET AL., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN HEIRS OF ELMER LOUIS BURKES (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last Known Address: 10969 N.W. 8th AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 SUSIE BURKES SALAS A/K/A SUSIE E. SALAS (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last Known Address: 12600 LACEY DR., NEW PORT RICHEY, FL 34654 Additional Address: 369 NW CHEHALIS AVE., APT. 206, CHEHALIS, WA 98532 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 4, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, REPLAT OF PORTIONS OF BLOCKS 1, 3 AND 4 OF OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, LESS THE SOUTH 424.20 FEET THEREOF, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A/K/A 10969 NW 8TH AVE., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Vladimir R. St. Louis, Esq. at VAN NESS LAW FIRM, P.A., Attorney for the Plaintiff, whose address is 1239 E. NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE, SUITE #110, DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33442 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication o f this Notice in the OKEECHOBEE NEWS and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided to Administrative Order No. 2065 It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a persons with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in a court proceeding or access to a court facility, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986; 711, if you are hearing or voice impaired. WITNESS my hand and the seal o f this Court this 7th day of March, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF COURT By: /S/ Linda F. Young As Deputy Cler k 463649 ON 3/14,21/2014 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 18 Okeechobee News March 14, 2014 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! READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU.

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2013-CP-166 IN RE: ESTATE OF MATTIE WYATT, a/k/a MARTHA MELON WYATT Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of MATTIE WYATT, a/k/a MARTHA MELON WYATT deceased, File Number 2013CP-166, by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972; that the decedent’s date of death was October 27, 2013 that the total value of the estate is $57,088.66 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Beatrice Castorina 5467 NW 20th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Forest Wate Wyatt, Jr. 7282 NW 87th Court, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Billy Earl Wyatt 106 NW 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is March 14, 2014. Persons Giving Notice: Beatrice Castorina 5467 NW 20th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Forest Wate Wyatt, Jr. 7282 NW 87th Court Okeechobee, FL 34972 Billy Earl Wyatt 106 NW 5th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Attorney for Persons Giving Notice: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. Attorneys for Petitioners 200 N.E. Fourth Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972-2981 (863) 763-8600 Florida Bar No.: 270441 463728 ON 3/14,21/2014PUBLIC NOTICENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014 IN ROOM C-105 IN THE WILLIAMSON CONFERENCE CENTER ON THE INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE DIXON HENDRY CAMPUS AT 2229 NW 9TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972. PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE 2:45 P.M. ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE. 463636 ON 3/14/2014 NOTICE 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 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 19 Okeechobee News March 14, 2014 ACROSS 1 Baroque composer of the Goldberg VariationsŽ 5 Civil rights activist Parks 9 Online money 14 Hairdo thats picked 15 Barely manages, with outŽ 16 Im not kidding!Ž 17 Corner Monopoly space 18 *Strikers formation 20 Soldiers shelter 22 Most restricted, filmwise 23 TV oil family name 24 Thoroughfare 25 Volcanic rock 27 Futuristic personal transport devices 31 FilthyŽ money 32 Pastrami seller 33 Former Mideast leader 34 Were in the present? 35 *Severe reprimand, in metaphor 38 Simpson judge 39 Indian breads 41 Prehistoric threat, for short 42 Kates TV roommate 44 Pollution legislation goal 46 13-piece suit? 47 Tenn. athletes 48 Train schedule listings 49 I, ClaudiusŽ star Derek 52 Not draw any cards 55 1963 hit for the Drifters ... or where you can see the ends of the starred answers 57 Mixed bag 58 Demanders words 59 OthelloŽ conspirator 60 Fund-raising dinner, often 61 Like pocket protector wearers 62 Cyclops and Wolverine, e.g. 63 Part of CBS: Abbr. DOWN 1 Tijuanas region 2 Requiring binoculars to see 3 *Where evidence is gathered 4 Faith-based battle 5 Show contrition 6 Giving the goahead 7 Splinter group 8 Pose, as a question 9 Trick into wrongdoing 10 Pia __: rum drinks 11 Got down 12 Trig class ratio 13 Be mindful of 19 Mysteriously unusual 21 Flooring craftsman 24 Chill out!Ž 25 Mel who voiced Bugs 26 Like an otological test 27 Teammate of Rivera and Posada 28 *Extremely easy task 29 Actress Holmes 30 Pumps and clogs 32 Day at the movies 36 Milanos land 37 Strike lightly 40 Enjoyed every bite of 43 Teacup poodles, e.g. 45 Unimportant person 46 Remain a little longer 48 Setting for this puzzles theme 49 Become a member 50 Author Tyler 51 Good buddyŽ 52 Emulated Michael Phelps 53 Is out sick54 With perfection 56 New Jersey fort By Mike Nothnagel (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 12/13/11 12/13/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.co m click on classifieds By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) deputy is currently investigating the apparent illegal dumping of human waste on N.W. 114th Avenue. Deputy Bryan Holden stated in his report the spill contained human waste, toilet paper, condoms and feminine hygiene products. The spill was reported to the sheriff’s of ce shortly after midnight Wednesday, March 12. According to the deputy’s report the spill “... started on the south side of the bridge at Chandler Slough and continued for approximately 8/10ths of a mile. The waste covered the entire southbound lane of N.W. 144th Avenue.” It appeared the septic truck backed up to a gate leading to the old Ferrell Dairy, opened the valve on the tank and then drove south, stated Deputy Holden. The complainant noticed the spill around 12:20 a.m. and then called the sheriff’s ofce. Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue along with the Department of Environmental Protection were also contacted about the spill. Deputy Holden went on to note that the Chandler Slough bridge is a popular destination for parents to take their children shing, and that there are a number of families who live on N.W. 144th Avenue and their children walk to the bus stop. N.W. 144th Avenue is also known as Lamb Island Road. Dumping of human waste under investigation Blood drives planned in Okeechobee this weekendThe bloodmobile will be in Okeechobee on Friday, March 14, at a bene t for 2-yearold Kennedy Dillon at Wemmer Orthodontics, on U.S. 441 N, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; Saturday, March 15, at Seminole Cove from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.; and Sunday, March 16, at the Golden Corral Restaurant from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 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 21 Okeechobee News March 14, 2014 By Gregory Gernat, lLT, CAPSpecial to the Okeechobee News During the week of Dec. 29, 2013, and J an. 4, 2014, the Florida Wing of the Civil A ir Patrol held a Winter Encampment at Tyndall A ir Force Base. One of our cadets, Andrew Smith had the honor of attending with the nancial help of the Children Services Council of Okeechobee. The mission of Florida W ing Encampments is to provide cadets a positive training environment that reinforces the core v alues of the Civil Air Patrol and the United States Air Force through consistency and adherence to the standards of the Cadet Program. Through interaction with peers and direct mentorship from their leaders cadets gain experiences that will form the foundation of their cadet career and serve them as y oung adults. Physical and mental safety is the rst consideration of all members. All activities are conducted to the highest ethical and professional standards. Encampment participants experience long, demanding, and very active days. Cadets can expect to be active about 15 hours a day. To be successful at encampment, prior preparation is critical. They must arrive at encampment with the correct equipment, w ell rested, and hydrated. There is an encampment banquet that took place the night before graduation day at the Heritage Club on Tyndall AFB. This year the banquet was open to a limited number of guests. Everyone who attended was able to enjoy the evening's presentation and awards. The graduation ceremony commence at 1030CST on 4 January 2013 at the Silver Flag site at Tyndall and marked the end of another successful encampment. The Okeechobee Squadron would like to thank Children Services Council of Okeechobee for their nancial assistance in sending this deserving young man to this Civil Air Patrol function. Many times we come across young ambitious people that are hampered from furthering their education or life experiences due to nancial hardships. Children Services Council of Okeechobee is a very important factor in lling this gap which allows our Cadets to move forward and become all that they can be. As part of the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Pledge States " and be of service to my Community, State and Nation." The Civil Air Patrol participates in about ninety- ve percent of the land-based search and rescue missions in the United States. We are also af liated with FEMA, DEA, Homeland Security, state and local governments and help them with their missions when called upon. We are the of cial auxiliary of the United States Air Force, yet operate as a not-for-pro t 501 (C) 3 corporation. For more information, contact 1LT Greg Gernat at 863-357-2888. Civil Air Patrol cadet attends encampment Andrew Smith Special to the Okeechobee NewsPrincess and prince tea party heldOHS Drama Club held a princess and prince tea party on Saturday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children could come and dress up and have tea with their favorite prince or princess. They had cookies, punch and a coloring contest. All funds raised went to the Drama Club the help with expenses. The kids had a great time and so did the Drama Club members. They hope to do this fundraiser again next year with an even bigger turnout.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Tyler Anshaw out-dueled Elijah Finney to lead Port St. Lucie to a 3-1 victory over Okeechobee High School in baseball action Tuesday night at OHS. Anshaw threw six strong innings for PSL (7-2) while Finney pitched a complete game for OHS (1-7). After each pitcher allowed a rst-inning run, they settled down and mowed down the hitters with ease. Okeechobee's only hits after the third inning were a double by Paul Jackson and an in eld single by Gabe Greseth. Finney had just one bad inning, a two-run sixth inning, that made the difference in the game. Brahman coach Eric Kindell praised the y oung sophomore for what he does to keep his team in the game. "He's a bulldog. He's a small buy but he's big for this team. Without him we couldn't compete like we do," pointed out the coach. "We compete and stay in games, we just have to wake our bats up." Port St. Lucie Coach Tony Malizia said he always expects a hard-fought battle against a well-coached team when he comes to Okeechobee. He also praised Finney for his w ork on the mound, "He did a great job, he's only a sophomore and he's going to be outstanding. Our guy, Anshaw, pitched an outstanding game. The game went fast because both guys were dealing and threw strikes." PSL shortstop Enrique Esquivel said the team needed a win after a disappointing 2-1 loss to Jensen Beach. He is a four-year starter for the Jaguars and has signed to play for Indian River State College next season. "This is a big win. We were a little down but we played with more intensity tonight. Okeechobee is getting better and Finney was pretty tough, he hit his spots," he noted. PSL's winning rally started with a walk to Alex Lopez. Esquivel was hit by a pitch and a well-placed sacri ce bunt moved two runners into scoring position. Mark Stewart followed with a sacri ce y to left eld to break the tie. Darius Diaz followed with a run-scoring triple to make it 3-1. Kindell said he felt this game showed his team can compete with Port St. Lucie and all the best teams in the district. He said the game came down to one mistake and his team happened to be the one on the short end of the stick. "I feel like Port St. Lucie earned this win tonight. We gave it to them the last time. Hey, if a team goes out there and beats you, that's baseball," he noted. Malizia said his pitcher always maintains his poise and does what he has to do to be successful. "He made real good pitches when he needed to. He walked one batter and walks sometimes nd a way to score," he said. He also swung the bat well for us tonight." Esquivel said PSL has high hopes for a district title and regional appearance again this year. He said the team's experience helps them in close games. Kindell said he feels Okeechobee will really be a dangerous team when they get out of the team's batting slump. Jaguars hand Brahmans 3-1 diamond loss 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 22 Okeechobee News March 14, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The OHS Lady Brahmans softball team lost to Lincoln Park Academy but pounded Port St. Lucie in games played earlier this w eek. Okeechobee was held to only four hits in the game as the Lady Greyhounds won their seventh consecutive game, Monday, in Fort Pierce. Jordan Lawlis pitched a complete game but took the hard luck loss for OHS. Cheyenne Nunez reached base four times with two hits and two bases on balls. Lexi Ward added a double for Okeechobee. Taylor Strickland struck out 11 Lady Brahmans to get the win. OHS coach Mary Huff said it was a tough night at the plate for her team. "The majority of them did not make adjustments and went up there doing the same thing as the previous at bat," she added. Huff said some of the advice they gave the hitters went through one ear and out the other. She also would have liked to see the Lady Brahmans do more on the base paths. "We were not as aggressive on the base paths as I would have liked. We knew we weren't going to get a lot of people on base and we did not capitalize and take advantage of it when we did have base runners," she pointed out. Huff said other things to work on will be maturity, reading situations better, understanding counts at the plate and situation hitting. Tuesday the Lady Brahmans took out some frustrations with a big win at Port St. Lucie. Delaney Osceola pitched well and was relieved by Lawlis in the third inning. Lawlis struck out ve. Danyelle Shef eld stayed hot at the plate with two hits and a three-run homerun. Elisia Garcia also had two hits. "We really got the bats going in the last couple of innings and I hope that really boosted the girl's con dence at the plate," Huff added. OHS is currently in a three-way tie for rst in the district because Jensen Beach defeated South Fork for the second time Tuesday, 6-1. OHS has lost twice to South Fork, but has beaten Jensen Beach twice. Wednesday's make-up game with Westwood was rescheduled for Wednesday, April 2, at 6 p.m. OHS ladies split recent outings Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy Elijah Finney peers in for the sign from catcher Gabe Greseth during Tuesday’s game at OHS. Port St. Lucie prevailed 3-1.

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March for Babies, the premier fund-raising event for the March of Dimes, was held on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Over 400 participants came out in support of the March of Dimes’ mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality, and raised over $35,000.00 to fund research so that all babies can be born healthy. This year’s teams w ere: Babies in the Sky, Central Elementary School, Everglades Elementary School, G4S Okeechobee Youth Development Center, Gilbert Team, Harbor Community Bank Okeechobee, Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall, North Elementary School, Okeechobee Achievement Academy, Okeechobee Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County Public Library, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Department, Okeechobee Farm Bureau, Okeechobee High School BETA Club, Okeechobee High School HOSA Club, Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Corrections Center, Peace Lutheran Day Care, Publix Super Markets, Regions Bank Okeechobee, Seacoast National Bank, Seminole Elementary School, South Elementary School, Wemmer Family Orthodontics, Wheel Times, and Yearling Middle School. Co-Chairs Ken and Johanna Kenworthy handed out awards in the following categories: Top Fundraising Individual: Magi Cable; Top Fundraising School: Okeechobee High School Beta Club; Tob Fundraising Family Team: Babies in the Sky; Top Online Fundraising Team: Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall; Top New Team: Okeechobee County Clerk of Court; Favorite Spirit Station: Healthy Start Coalition; Favorite T-shirt: Northside Headstart; Unsung Hero Award: James Leidy, faculty sponsor for the Okeechobee High School Beta Club. The Top 10 Fundraising Teams were: 1. Publix SuperMarket; 2. Seminole Tribe of Florida; 3. Okeechobee High School Beta Club; 4. Central Elementary School; 5. Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce; 6. Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall; 7. Everglades Elementary School; 8. North Elementary School, 9. Seminole Elementary School; and 10. Okeechobee County Clerk of Court. The March for Babies 2014 sponsors were: Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee County, FPL Okeechobee, Healthy Start Coalition of Okeechobee, Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall, Okeechobee County School District Of ce, Okeechobee Farm Bureau, Okeechobee Health Care Facility, Publix SuperMarket, Seacoast National Bank, State Farm Insurance Okeechobee, and Team Seminole/Seminole Tribe of Florida. For those who still want to send a donation, checks should be made payable to the March of Dimes and can be mailed to 112 43rd Avenue SW, Vero Beach, Florida or to P.O. Box 968, Okeechobee, Florida. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 For more information, contact 863.763.3134 email ”bizsearch@newszap.com 23 Okeechobee News March 14, 2014 March for Babies in Flagler Park is huge success Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee’s annual March of Dimes fundraiser, the March for Babies, was held Saturday, March 8, in downtown Okeechobee, with the walk starting and ending in Flagler Park. Co-Chair Ken Kenworthy presented Publix manager Steve Lafferty and his team with the award for the Top Fundraising Team. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Northside Head Start team shows off its award-winning “favorite” T-shirt. Special to the Okeechobee NewsMagi Cable (center) won the award for Top Fundraising Individual at the Okeechobee March of Dimes. With her are Ken and Johanna Kenworthy (far left and far right). Special to the Okeechobee NewsMarch for Babies 2014 committee members include: (left to right) John Rhoden, Betty Williams, Johanna Kenworthy, Ken Kenworthy, Magi Cable, Laura McCall and Pat O’Connor. Not pictured are Sharon Vinson, Ronnie White, Kresta King, Jim Vensel and Juanita White.

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