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Friday, March 28, 2014 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 105 No. 38 13.62 feetLast Year: 13.92 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Man accused of home invasion robbery charged with 12 more countsBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News A detective has just placed additional charges on a man being held on bond in the county jail for his alleged connection in a recent home invasion robbery. Timothy Deshon Williams, 24, was initially charged with one count of home invasion robbery with a rearm in connection with the March 9 event during which one man in the home was shot in the leg. His bond on that charge was set at $1 million. Detective John Fisher, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), led additional felony charges Tuesday, March 25, against Williams. Those new charges are attempted felony murder, robbery with a rearm (three counts), aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (six counts) and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Williams' bond on those new charges was set at $850,000. A second man Adam Thomas Davis, 18, N.W. 35th Ave., Okeechobee has also been arrested in connection with the case. He is charged with home invasion robbery with a rearm and attempted felony murder. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $500,000 bond. Williams faces more charges By Eric KoppOkeechobee News When members of law enforcement went to a home to make a death noti cation they could not nd any next of kin, but they did nd an active marijuana growing operation. Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol went to a home Friday, March 21, on N.E. 342nd Trail to look for family members of the homeowner who had been killed earlier in a singlevehicle accident. That homeowner Abey Diaz Pino, 44, was killed when the Ford pickup truck he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree just north of County Road 68 on U.S. 441 N. Of cers seeking accident victim's next of kin nd grow house Fatal auto accident leads to discovery of marijuana plants Courtesy photo/ OCSOAn active marijuana growing operation was found in a metal building near a home on N.E. 342nd Trail after law enforcement went to the home to make a death noti cation. Eighty-two pot plants, valued at $4,000 per pound, were found in the building, stated an Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force report. Lunkers caught in club tourney ... Page 8 See GROW — Page 5 Timothy D. Williams See WILLIAMS — Page 5

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PUBLIC NOTICEOkeechobee Utility Authority will temporarily change its method of chlorinating potable water to insure the future safety of our drinking water. The water users may notice an unusual chlorine taste or odor in their tap water after March 31, 2014. These conditions will last thru April 14, 2013. These temporary conditions will not be harmful to your health; however, if you are on kidney dialysis, you should consult your physician advice and take appropriate action to insure that you have properly treated the water before adding it to your aquarium. come cloudy and discolored. This is a temporary condition and should not last more than a few hours. We sincerely regret any inconvenience you may experience during this time. Please keep in mind that this is necessary to provide safe water for the customers of Okeechobee Utility Authority. If additional information is needed, contact Kevin Rogers at 763-3239. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause you. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION. OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITYPublish: March 28,2014 Okeechobee News WILLIAM J. WALLACE, P.A.is pleased to announce that location atBEGINNING MON., MARCH 31ST Hours of operation M-Thurs: 8:30AM 4:30PMF: 8:30AM to 12PM863.467.4671 414 NW 2 nd Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 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 2 Okeechobee News March 28, 2014 Today: Cloudy. High 82F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight: Cloudy skies early followed by scattered showers and thunderstorms later during the night. Low 68F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.Extended ForecastSaturday: Foggy in the morning, then thunderstorms developing later in the day. High near 85F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Saturday Night: Thunderstorms during the evening fog may develop overnight. Low 67F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Sunday: Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. High 77F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Sunday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 56F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Monday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 78F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Monday Night: Mainly clear skies. Low around 55F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High near 80F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News On Thursday, March 20, Main Street greeted over 50 members, visitors, friends and community partners. Harbor Community Bank opened their doors to a great number of attendees for this month’s mixer. Main Street Executive Director Sharie Turgeon welcomed all guests and introduced Sharon Johnson who with great enthusiasm introduced her staff, their accomplishments as well as thanking existing customers and a board member Bobby Tucker. Mr. Tucker w ent on to acknowledge the great things the Okeechobee branch was doing and to personally thank Sharon Johnson for a job w ell done. Guests and announcements from the public were next while everyone enjoyed great food from Golden Corral. Good spirits kept all attendees in good spirits and the fresh baked desserts were truly a great hit! Okeechobee Main Street discussed the success of Speckled Perch. Bridgette Waldau discussed the new art exhibit at the Historic County Courthouse called “Country Life” with all local artists and plans for future exhibits. We were thrilled to announce that discussions have been renewed about our next mural on the OUA building. Main Street also announced that we are looking for new board members and elections would be held on April 16 at our General Membership Meeting noon at Golden Corral. The public is welcome to attend any of our mixers. We open this to everyone so we can encourage new members by showing that our community needs everyone. Mega 50/50 tickets will still be available for $1 for 1 ticket and $5 for six tickets. The next mixer will be at CPA Tax Solutions on April 15. March Main Street Mixer hosted by Harbor Community Bank Special to the Okeechobee NewsThose enjoying the Main Street mixer included: (back) Cindy Bolinger, Shalina Penney, Bridgette Waldau, Maureen Burroughs, Bobby Tucker, Leslie Stokes, Sharie Turgeon, Frank DeCarlo, Mark Bragel, Angie Grif n, Stephanie Gomez; (front) Michael Bower, Cecilia Elliott, Sharon Johnson and Nicole Simpson. Student awarded for hard work Cole Burney, a rst grade student at Okeechobee Adventist Christian School, received an award for completing Level 7 of his Lexia Core5 reading program. He also brought in the most money in the school's recent Pennies for Patients fundraiser, raising $23.10. Special to the Okeechobee News

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More water for Lake Okeechobee?Doesn’t it seem strange that water managers are increasing the capacity of ow into Lake Okeechobee while everyone is scrambling to stop the water from being discharged out of the lake and into the coastal rivers? That’s right, while businesses and residents are still reeling over last summer’s discharges from Lake Okeechobee; the U.S. A rmy Corps of Engineers is constructing new drainage gate structures that can increase the ow rate from the Kissimmee River into Lake Okeechobee by an additional 50%. Once again, that’s a possible increased ow of 50 percent into Lake Okeechobee. New drainage structures at S-65D and S-65E on the Kissimmee River just north of Lake Okeechobee are being constructed right now that will add ve additional drainage gates. That’s an increase from 10 to 15 drainage gates. And yet no progress has been made in easing the impacts of discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers either by drainage to the south or creating increased capacity for Lake Okeechobee by shoring up the Herbert Hoover Dike. This can only mean that potentially more water might be discharged into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers during the wet season. Nowhere on either the SFWMD or U.S. Army Corps of Engineers websites have any mention of this. Why do you suppose that is? If I hadn’t observed these new drainage structures rst hand, I would never have known about it. Why are water managers so tight lipped about this? Truth be told, water managers freely admit that even without these new structures we can expect a repeat of what went down the rivers on the scale of last summer at least one of every ve years. Adding additional capacity of ows into Lake Okeechobee at this time doesn’t seem to make sense to me. Why not spend the money on xing the discharges from the lake rst? I think it’s time we get some straight talk from these water management folks about what we can expect this year and in future years. John Poggi OkeechobeeSummerford family says thanksWe want to thank all the business and individuals who helped with the Nellie Summerford Bene t. Thanks to Cypress Hut Eagles 4509, Aries Riders, VFW Post 10539, Okeechobee Chrysler, Brewskis, Lorraine and Girls, Brothers RV Resort, C.J. Wholesale, American Roo ng, Heartland Drugs, Speedy Transmission, J and S Fish Camp, Okeechobee Insurance, Morgans Furniture, Pritchard Assoc., Mobile Home Depot, Port St. Lucie Moose, Baker Street, Lawrence Insurance, Bill’s Shoe Repair, Treasure Island Shell and Blimpies, Hodge Podge Elec. and Golf Cart, Quality Garage Doors, Anthony Bertrum Hauling, Rine Market, JMC Land Scaping Inc., Sheriff Paul May, KOA Campground, 2nd Street Pizza, Tin Fish Restaurant, Beef O’Brady’s, CVS Drugs, Lodge At The Lake, Eli’s Western Wear, ARS Power Sports, Walgreen Drugs, Pizza Heaven, Zippy Wings, Treasure Inland Liquor, Lisa Watts, Jason Summerford, Tammy Watts, Michael Callahan, John and Paulotte, Rob and Pam, David Patton, Rita, Scott, Ray Watts, Tracy Thomas and Deravas Grey, Sweet ConniE, Earl, Bobbie Underhill, Kelly, Tracey and Mitch, Bertram Family, Steve, Rat Pack, Bobie Strulz, Debbie, Doris and Torey Loperta, Tommy Adams, Justin Camberland, Lessie Norman, Jerse Mikes Subs, Ww Lumber, Tire Kingdom, Quik Change, The Oil Can, Admiral Dales Silver Spurs Signs, Oakley Sedore and Paule Galway. Thank you to all, Paul, Earl and OakleyDog rescue seeks donations and foster homes for petsA dog rescue and pet food bank are coming to Okeechobee We are a 501c3 all-breed dog rescue that will soon relocate to Okeechobee, we have been in operation since 2007. We are a foster-based organization, which means that after a quarantine period we place our rescued dogs in homes, so tha t they can be rehabilitated, within a family atmosphere. This gives them the chance to ge t accustomed to new environments and to decide which would t best to their needs, and in turn will help us nd them the hom e they can live the rest of their lives in. We only ask that the foster family be willing to love them, and teach basic commands and housebreak if needed. Fostering teaches children about responsibilities, and adults get to share love with a homeless animal, it is a win-win situation all the way around. And the foster family can take a tax deduction at the end of the yea r as well. We will be expanding our rescue efforts to miniature horses and ponies and are in need of fosters for them as well. Volunteers are the majority of any charitable organization and without them, w e can only do so much. Since we also operat e Kibbles Kitchen, a pet food bank, we are in need of many volunteers. A few of our needs would be to help to care for the animals, to process applications, to help with home visits, help with fundraisers, work adoption events, and more. If anyone is interested they can write to us at k9resque@gmail.com. Sincerely, Sharon O’BrienChildren’s Ranch kids loved the county fairReal Life Children’s Ranch would like to give a great big “Thank You” to Linda Syfrett, J.D. Mixon, the Okeechobee County Fair, Wade Shows, Kiwanis Club of Okeechobe e and Peter, Julie and Steve Kotula for providing a GREAT day at the fair for Real Life Children’s Ranch! Every child had a blast and we could no t have done this without each of you! Than k you!!! Community Relations Director Darlene Mayers, LMFT Real Life Children’s Ranch Machete attack The story about the man attacking his estranged wife with a machete is very sad. Ladies, if your man shows any signs of violence towards you, LEAVE.  The son is a hero. So sorry he had to w itness this. Prayers that the woman is going to be all right. What a nightmare.  I hate men who hurt women.  The son is so brave for sticking up for his mother the way he did.  In regard to the story about the man w ho attacked his ex-wife with a machete, I t hink the teenage son deserves a medal for getting his dad in a choke hold and getting him away from his mother. He probably s aved his mother’s life and he saved his fat her from ending up on death row.Sheriff’s budget After residing on the Treasure Coast for several years, we located to Okeechobee. We had visions of the future with a laid-back peaceful lifestyle and at the time Okeechobee seemed to be a nice quiet safe community. It was not long thereafter, we began to realize there seemed to be quite a few drug addicts, dealers, thieves and sexual perverts. I am also concerned about the increase in the “blight” in neighborhoods occupied by these lawbreakers that are bringing down the values in the neighborhoods as well. Sheriff Paul May, has done an excellent job and continues to do so with what he can do with his limited resources resulting from cutbacks of his employees brought on by budget cuts. How much longer this can continue is uncertain for all our protection. Our county commissioners apparently do not realize the importance of law enforcement but they can and have found funding for less important areas. Please write to Governor Rick Scott to support our sheriff and contact the county commissioners to seek more funding and allocations for sheriff’s department to keep our community safe. March 28, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Editor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Dee Gaudin Publisher: Tom ByrdSpeak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News March 28, 2014 The detective’s report indicates an unnamed third man accompanied Williams and Davis. According to the detective’s arrest report, the three men entered the home on S.E. 26th St. around 10:29 p.m. with the intent of committing a robbery. Williams was armed with a .223 caliber semi-automatic AR-15 ri e, while it’s not yet clear what type of rearm was being carried by Davis. Upon entering the home the intruders ordered the ve occupants of the home to get on the oor, stated the report. Williams, of a N.W. 35th Ave. address in Okeechobee, then allegedly shot one of the occupants in the leg because he was not “... complying with his (Williams’) orders,” continued the report. After he allegedly shot the man in the right leg, Williams reportedly told the other victims to not look at him. “In doing so, Timothy put great fear of dying into each of the occupants’ minds,” stated the detective. As the occupants of the home were lying face down on the oor Williams said to one of them “You think you’re tough?,” then slammed the barrel of the AR-15 into the back of that man’s head, added Detective Fisher. That victim, pointed out the detective, had a small laceration in the shape of the gun barrel to the back of his head. Detective Fisher said the trio took three wallets, an unspeci ed amount of cash and an EBT card from the victims. The detective said the shooting victim was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce where he underwent surgical procedures to repair the femur in his right leg that was broken when the bullet entered his leg. Williams was charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon due to his being found guilty on a felony charge o f possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) on July 3, 2013. He was sentenced to 90 days in the county jail, with a credit for the 41 days he had already served. Both men are slated to appear before Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, for their arraignment on this case. Court records indicate Williams is being represented by defense attorney Stanley Glenn from the District 19 Public Defender’s Of ce. Davis is being represented by defense attorney Rebecc a Boldt. Davis is also scheduled to appear before Judge Bauer on April 16 for his docket call regarding his October 2013 arrest on a felon y charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. He is being represented by defense attorney Alexander Nelson, from the Public Defender’s Of ce, in that case. Records at the States Attorney Of ce in Okeechobee indicate that Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright will be prosecuting the home invasion cases against Williams and Davis. WILLIAMSContinued From Page 1 An FHP report indicated the man was killed on impact. When Trooper Brad White crawled over a gate and went to the front door of the home, no one answered his knock. There were dogs at the home and, because the homeowner was now dead, the trooper feared no one would care for the animals. At that point, he contacted the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) to contact Okeechobee County Animal Control. The next day OCSO Deputy John Hazy stood by as Animal Control took possession of the dogs that were behind a wooden fence that surrounded a large metal building. As he stood by, Deputy Hazy heard a humming sound coming from the building. Being an experienced deputy who has dealt with many marijuana growing operations, he recognized the humming sound as coming from a ballast. Ballasts are used to maintain a steady power supply to the 1,000watt bulbs commonly found in pot-growing operations, stated an Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force report. According to that report, Deputy Hazy also saw four air conditioning units that were being used to cool the building. Air conditioning units are used to keep the air circulating, for temperature control and to keep the 1,000-watt bulbs from burning the pot plants. Monday, March 24, members of the tas k force and the OCSO Special Response Team (SRT) executed a search warrant on the property. Inside the building the detectives found two rooms containing 82 growing marijuana plants, stated the report. The detectives reportedly also found plastic plant containers, stakes, mylar, fans, electrical cords, four 5-ton AC units, vacuum sealer bags, capacitors, a digital scale, 1,000watt bulbs, AC duct timers and large garbage bags containing harvested marijuan a plants. One detective estimated the street value of the pot plants at $4,000 per pound. All together, the detective said the plants weighed 22 pounds. Additional items connected to the gro w operation were found in the home, added the report. Task force detectives also found a power diversion on the southeast corner of the building. A task force detective said a sample was taken from each plant and one item was taken from all the things found that were associated with the growing operation. Everything else was then destroyed, stated the detective. GROWContinued From Page 1 Representatives of Faith Farm Ministries w ere guests at a recent Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee meeting. Faith Farm Director J im Benton presented to the club and residents Adam Dooley and Cecil Pollock each offered testimonials of their rehabilitation. Faith Farm Ministries is a nine to tenmonth residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility with four branches across Southern Florida. Faith Farm has been described as a “community” and the premier residential rehab facility in the country. There is no cost to enroll with Faith Farm and the residents all work. Over 90 percent of the money raised by Faith Farm comes from work provided by the residents. Completion of the program gives residents college credits and offers certi ed work therapy, meaning residents become certi ed in some skill helping their resume’. Anyone interested in learning more on Faith Farm Ministries should go to their website at www.faithfarm.org. Benton is guest speaker at recent Kiwanis meeting Special to the Okeechobee NewsPictured from left to right are Kiwanis president J.D. Mixon, Faith Farm resident Adam Dooley, Faith Farm director Jim Benton and Faith Farm resident Cecil Pollock. Special to the Okeechobee NewsRotary hosts Antoinette RodriguezAntoinette Rodriguez, (right) executive director of the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce presented at Rotary on Feb. 18. The chamber has seen an increase in membership since Ms. Rodriguez has taken this role. At left is Okeechobee Rotary president Donna Gaiser.

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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.Deanna Rose Hawthorne, 54Deanna Rose Hawthorne died March 24, 2014. She was born January 13, 1960 in Madison, Tenn. to Donald E. and Anna Lee Moseley Stubble eld. A resident of Okeechobee for over 40 y ears, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a school bus driver for the Okeechobee County Schools. Mrs. Hawthorne w as preceded in death by her son, Gerald Hawthorne and sister, Dianna Peterson. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Phillip Hawthorne; three sons, Lucas Hawthorne, Michael Hawthorne and Nickolas Hawthorne; three daughters, Jennifer Hawthorne, Sarah Hawthorne and Rachel Hawthorne; two grandsons, Kevin and Mikey all of Okeechobee. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until services at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. 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. Lester Harold Simpson, 83OKEECHOBEE Lester Harold Simpson died March 24, 2014. He was born July 26, 1930 in Highland, New York. Mr. Simpson proudly served our country in the U.S. Marines. He w orked at the Sebring Racetrack for many years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and Shrine Club of Sebring. Mr. Simpson is surv ived by his wife of 41 years, Carolyn Hewitt; son, George Ury (Chery l) all of Port St. Lucie; daughter, Debbie Conroy (Phil) of Okeechobee; seven grandchildren; ve great grandchildren; and sister, Marion Terpping of Highland, New York. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until services at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. 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. Esther Elizabeth Simmons, 91OKEECHOBEE Esther Elizabeth Simmons died March 25, 2014. She was born Oct. 11, 1922 in Gastonia, North Carolina to Fred and Margaret Graham Thornburg. A resident of Okeechobee for 78 years, Mrs. Simmons was the Dietician at Okeechobee General Hospital, owner of Simmons Restaurant, and then took over the Dietary Department of the Sheriff's Department for 30 years until her retirement. Mrs. Simmons was preceded in death by her husband, James Franklin Simmons, Sr.; son, Gary Simmons; and two grandsons, Matthew and Jason. She is survived by ve sons, James Simmons, Jr. (Corola), Dennis Simmons (Diane) all of Georgia, Roger Simmons (Tim Howard) of Port St. Lucie, Randy Simmons (Julie) of Okeechobee and Neil Simmons (Debbie) of Tenn.; two daughters, Pat Henley of Georgia and Nancy Quarrels of Okeechobee; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. 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. Randall W. Higgins, 54Okeechobee Randall W. Higgins died March 25, 2014. Memorial services will be held 3 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. 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. Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2014 Okeechobee County Community Guide S Big Lake Eye Care A Quick Reference Guide for New and Longtime Residents MEET YOURMerantsA Salute to Area Business Availae Oin specialsections. newszap.com Okeechobee NewsSunday, May 26, 2013Special Supplement to Okeechobee County 2013-2014 School Information Guide Featuring: • Superintendent Letter • School Calendar • SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE • School Listing • Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News March 28, 2014 VFW Post to hosting dinnerNorth VFW Post, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host a dinner on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29, with karaoke from 7 until 11 p.m. The kitchen is open for dinner. A stuffed green peppers dinner will be served Sunday, March 30, from 1 until 3 p.m. For information, call 863-763-0818.Masons planning sh fryThe Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, #237, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. will host a fsh fry Friday, March 28 from noon until 6:30 p.m. Eat in or take out for a donation of $8. There will be cat sh and Alaskan white sh. The dinner is sponsored in part by Tin Fish Restaurant of Okeechobee. For information or tickets, call Hugh at 863-467-1491 or George at 863467-0038.Okee-Tantie meeting plannedOkeechobee County will conduct a public meeting to discuss capital improvements for the Okee-Tantie Park on Friday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss a $200,000 application for an RTP grant to help nance improvements at the park.Church serving sh dinnerSacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., will hold a sh dinner (baked or fried) on: Friday, March 28 April 4 and April 11. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Serving will be from 4 until 7 p.m. The dinner will includes sh, potatoes, cole slaw, beverage and dessert. Library fundraiser scheduledFriends of the Okeechobee Library will hold their semi-annual book sale fundraiser Friday, March 28 from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Books, videos, and DVDs are $1 a pound. On Saturday a bag of books will be $2, and a box will be $5. For information, call 863-763-3536.Bene t softball tourney setThe fth annual men's softball tournament to bene t the Devon Venables Memorial Scholarship will be held Saturday, March 29, at the adult softball elds starting at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go to the scholarship. Donations can also be made directly to the Okeechobee Education Foundation with a notation on your check's memo line of Devon Venables Memorial Scholarship. Earl y registration is $200, if paid before March 22. Registration at the eld will be $250. For information, contact: Kim Hilliard at 863-6344553; or, Jill Rogers at 863-634-0870.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunda y night bingo on March 30 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene t the American Legion veterans' programs. Open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Learn to deal with stressAre you concerned that stress is impacting your health? Join Julia Murchison L.M.T. on Monday, March 31 at the Bad Apple Salon, 310 S.W. Second St., from 5:15 until 6:30 p.m. for a discussion on wellness through mind and body connection. This is a 60minute talk to help you nd the signals your body is sending, learn simple stress busting techniques and participate in a guided meditation. Contact Julia at 863-634-6482 to reserve your spot.Sit & sew set for April 1ConKerr Cancer's next sit and sew will be held Tuesday, April 1 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine (or serger) and child-friendl y fabric. This month we will sew pillowcases for the upcoming Easter holiday. For information or to donate material, call Joan at 863-467-0290. Community Events Brought to you by:863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Okeechobee News March 28, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News Taylor Creek Bass Club took their March Tournament to Lake Kissimmee on Saturday, March 15-16, launching out of Camp Mack. This was their annual two-day, out-of-town tournament—a great get-together. The club Lunker fund pot for over an 8-lb. sh was awarded for the 11.75 lb. sh catch. The team of Larry Wise and Ed Ross brought in total of 30.21 lbs. to the scales for the win. They also won the Big Fish award and the Lunker award with their 11.75 lb. catch. Byron Chastain and Les Tory won second place with total weight of 24.10 lbs., Jack and Rowena Harrison nished in third place with total weight of 16.96 lbs. The Taylor Creek Bass Club meets at the Buck Head Ridge VFW Post 9528 on the second Thursday of each month. Tournaments are held the following weekend. New boaters and (especially) non-boaters are welcome. For information, call Keith Jones 518-423-8262 or Vicky Brackin 863528-2027. Normal tournaments will be draw team events with points earned individually for Fisherman of the Year and monetary awards earned as a team. The classic championship tournament will be held in December. W ise/Ross team wins Taylor Creek Bass Club tourney Special to the Okeechobee NewsEd Ross and Larry Wise took top honors with total weight of 30.21 lbs. also Big Fish and Lunker pot with the 11.75-lb. largemouth bass. Special to the Okeechobee NewsByron Chastain and Les Tory took second place with a catch weighing 24.10 lbs. Special to the Okeechobee NewsJack and Rowena Harrison placed third with 16.96 lbs. Pet of the WeekBuddy, a Red Healer mix, is a graduate of the SPIN program and available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society on U.S. 98 N., next door to the Okeechobee Livestock Market. For information, contact Humane Society/ Pet Rescue at 863-357-1104. To see more available animals, go to www.pet nder. com. Special to the Okeechobee News Saber book signing to be heldOn Thursday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m. Okeechobee County Library presents local author Saber who is appearing for a book signing for his recent release of “Darque Re ections.”

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The National 4-H Council announced the launch of the spring 2014, 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). This event marks the fourth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, bene ting state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del's Farm and Feed Supply store is located. The spring 2014, 4-H Paper Clover Campaign will take place April 23-May 4, 2014. Shoppers at the Okeechobee Tractor Supply store will have the opportunity to support 4-H in Okeechobee by choosing to purchase paper clovers for a $1 or more at checkout. A ll funds raised will be donated to 4-H, and w ill support 4-H youth development program activities in Okeechobee. In the past four years, across 48 states, the TSC 4-H Paper Clover Campaign has provided more than $2 million to 4-H across the country. All proceeds raised directly bene t 4-H, with 70 percent of funds being returned to state and local 4-H programs. The effort has provided direct support for local camps, after-school programs and other activities, and has granted scholarships to these events that youth can explore their interests in everything from animal science to robotics. "Our Paper Clover efforts are one of the key ways our stores can give back to the community," said John Wendler, senior vice president of Marketing for Tractor Supply Company. "By providing essential funding for hundreds of thousands of 4-H young people, we are able to support local organizations that are important to both our customer and our Team Members. We're proud to help improve the many communities in which we have stores through our partnership with 4-H. That is what Tractor Supply is all about." Once again, funds donated during the national campaign will be tracked online and recorded by state and by store. Visit www. tractorsupply.com/4-H, for more information on the spring 2014 4-H Paper Clover Campaign and to view the donation tracker.About 4-H4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-pro t partner of 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within USDA. The 4-H programs are implemented by the 111 land grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local extension of ces across the country. Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org, nd us on Facebook at www. facebook.com/4-H.About Tractor SupplyTractor Supply Company, operates more than 1,200 stores in 48 states. Tractor Supply Company stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers. For more information on Tractor Supply, access the website at www. TractorSupply.com. Paper clover campaign helps 4-H program As part of an ongoing effort to maximize resources toward its mission-critical responsibilities and continue its commitment to transparency, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is moving forward with the next phase of its comprehensive land assessment. The district will consider public lands for exchange or surplus that were identi ed in 2013 during the rst phase of the land assessment. As each property becomes available for proposed action, a public meeting w ill be held and detailed information will be posted in a database that will be available soon on the District's website. Following the public process, the SFWMD Governing Board will vote on a nal recommendation. The rst public meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, March 28, at SFWMD Headquarters in West Palm Beach. One parcel will be discussed: a vacant 20.41-acre site in St. Cloud that was originally acquired by the district for construction of a eld station. Taking into account extensive public input as well as feedback from SFWMD subject matter experts, the district determined during the rst phase of the assessment that the properties now under review for possible exchange or surplus do not directly support the agency's core mission. Since September, agency staff has been following guidelines from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to further evaluate swapping these properties for more needed lands or potentially selling them.Land Assessment ProcessLaunched in January 2013, the district's comprehensive land assessment was designed to ensure that each SFWMD-owned property is being put to its most effective use. The rst phase of the land assessment was a review of the district's nearly 750,000 acres of fee-owned lands properties in which the agency has full or shared ownership rights. More than 97 percent of the acreage evaluated across ve geographic regions was determined to directly support the district's core mission of balancing and improving ood control, water quality, natural systems and water supply. The large majority of fee-owned lands were recommended to remain in SFWMD ownership in their current uses. Throughout the process, the district actively encouraged public and stakeholder participation. Outreach efforts included: Utilizing a dedicated web page (www. sfwmd.gov/landassessment) to post more than 600 pages of land pro les, staff recommendations for each of the ve regions, presentations from public meetings and a variety of other documents; Receiving nearly 1,500 public and stakeholder comments and more than 400 responses from SFWMD subject matter experts; Holding 12 regional public workshops throughout the assessment process at various locations around South Florida; and, Providing the Water Resources Advisory Commission (WRAC) and Governing Board with regular updates at their monthl y public meetings. For more information on surplus lands, visit www.sfwmd.gov/landresources and click the Surplus Land link. More details on the SFWMD land assessment process including a complete list of fee-owned properties that were identi ed for possible surplus or exchange are available at www. sfwmd.gov/landassessment. W ater management district may sell or trade land 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do you have some news to share?Publish it yourself! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Mar. 28TH Thurs., April 3RDFor Info, Call 763-7202 II: “NOAH”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:30, Sat., Sun., & Wed. 2:00, 4:30, 7:00 & 9:30, Mon 3:00 & 7:00I: “DIVERGENT”Fri., Tues. & Thurs 7:00 & 9:20, Sat., Sun., & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:20, Mon 3:00 & 7:00III: “MUPPETS MOST WANTED”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG-13 PG 9 Okeechobee News March 28, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee City Planning Board approved a change in future land use from single family to commercial and a change in zoning from residential mobile home to heavy commercial for a 2.56 acre parcel, now used as a trailer park, at 1100 S.E. 10th A ve. on March 20. The site has been used as a mobile home park for many years. Carrol Word purchased the property in December and is now in the process of relocating some of the trailer homes. Some mobile homes that did not meet city building requirements have been demolished. His plan is to develop the site into a mix of retail and a restaurant. Since the property was located in the city commercial corridor, the proposal was deemed to be consistent with the city comprehensive plan, planner Bill Brisson reported. The project will have potable water and wastewater provided by the Okeechobee Utility Authority and is expected to have minimal traf c impacts on State Road 70 and other nearby roads during the site plan and review process. A traf c study will be required to determine the impacts on Southeast 10th Avenue. The planning report noted this segment of State Road 70 is now at a level of service F' which is the lowest level ratingthe adopted level of service for the road is C. The planners report also noted there are no environmentally sensitive areas on the property and is compatible with other land uses in the neighborhood. A nearby mobile home park was contacted, board member Doug McCoy stated, and had no objection to the project. The Okeechobee City Council will consider the future land use change at their next meeting on April 1. There were no public comments at the hearing. City planners approve new commercial project

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 M. Fernanda Cuellar, RPT PHYSICAL THERAPYCONNECTION• Comprehensive Care for Back & Neck Pain • Joint Stiffness/Pain • Facial & Body Paralysis/Stroke Rehab • Post Surgeries & Joint Replacements • Auto, Work and Personal InjuriesThe relation between you and wellnessŽ 414 NW 3rd St • Okeechobee (P) 863.824.0499 • (F) 863.824.0511 www.physicaltherapy-connection.comWe accept most insurances 10 Okeechobee News March 28, 2014 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News MegaCon—Orlando’s annual celebration of comic-book, anime, gaming, science ction and fantasy—took over the Orange County Convention Center March 21-23. Those attending—estimated at more than 80,000—included participants from all over the world. The convention-goers lled more than 4,000 rooms in Orlando hotels and spent an estimated $23 million in the Orlando area during the three-day event. Since this year’s MegaCon guest list featured stars from “The Walking Dead,” the event was a natural t for folks who live in the city declared online to be “the safest place in the United States in case of Zombie A pocalypse.” (If it’s on the internet, it has to be true, right?) Quite a few Okeechobee area residents drove up to Orlando to take part in the fun. For those not fond of zombies, the conv ention included something for everyone. Other media guests included stars from Torchwood, Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars and Star Trek. Legendary comic book icon Stan Lee w as a special guest at the convention. Gamers could choose from card, video, role playing and LARP (live action role playing) games. The popular Lego pit showcased complicated Lego art, and also included tables lled with colorful blocks where children of all ages could work on their own Lego creations. Panel discussions covered a wide range of topics including building your own robots, belly dancing, making costumes and movie props, lm making and dealing with bullying. There were workshops for writers and for those interested in computer animation. Film buffs enjoyed an amateur lm festival and got some insights into upcoming lms at the movie trailer show. Evening events include comedy shows, concerts and dance parties. One comedian explained this is the one place that he can tell stories based on comics, video games and science ction and everyone gets the jokes. The vendor area included more than 400 exhibitors offering a wide variety of comic books, clothing, games, jewelry and even furniture. The Artists Alley section was lled with more than 250 artists selling their own original artwork. Some of the artists drew custom artwork on the spot. All were happy to discuss their craft and give tips to those who hope to have their own work for sale someday. A few science ction authors were on hand to sell and sign their books. The fans themselves are a big part of the convention draw. About a third of those in attendance come in costume. A panel on “cosplay” (costume role play) explained that fans dress as a character in order to honor that character or actor, or the writer who created the character. Some of the costumes are incredibly elaborate and most o f them are hand-made. Costumes that show a lot of creativity get the most attention. Everyone can participate. Those in costume range from tiny tots in superhero costumes to grandparents dressed as characters from the movies and TV shows of their youth. One young man turned his wheel chair into the iron throne from “Game of Thrones” and came dressed as Tyrion Lannister. Megacon organizers will soon start plans for the 2015 convention and are open to fan comments on how to make it even better. One issue already in negotiations with the convention center is using larger auditoriums for panels at the 2015 convention. At this year’s convention, fans over owed the 1,800 seat rooms for some of the more popular panels. MegaCon organizers welcome fan comment on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/MegaCon-Convention. For more photos from MegaCon see the Okeechobee News page on facebook. MegaCon attracts record crowds in Orlando Okeechobee NewsMegaCon participants in costume included fans of the British science ction show, "Dr. Who." Costumes include (left to right) The War Doctor, First Doctor, 10th Doctor, 11th Doctor, Fourth Doctor and Ninth Doctor. Okeechobee NewsThis fan turned his wheelchair into the iron throne from the HBO series "Game of Thrones." Okeechobee NewsDisney characters are always popular at MegaCon in Orlando.

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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 12 Okeechobee News March 28, 2014 A gold-based drug currently used in human and veterinary medicine to manage certain immune diseases may prove useful in combating osteosarcoma, a devastating bone cancer that affects both dogs and people, University of Florida veterinary researchers report. By examining an aggressive bone cell line in both species, the researchers found that the drug, aurothiomalate, commonly known as gold salts, kept cancer cells from forming in the laboratory. “We also were able to demonstrate that the drug slows tumor growth and decreases metastasis when canine bone tumors were created in a mouse model,” said Valery Scharf, D.V.M, the study’s lead author. A small animal surgery resident at UF, Scharf completed her master’s degree last year. The research was the focus of her thesis. The ndings appear in the March 2014 issue of Anti-Cancer Drugs. “This study shows that there is potential promise for the role of gold drugs as a part of bone cancer treatment in dogs and potentially in people, although more studies are needed before we can use them in a clinical setting,” Scharf said. Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone tumor found in dogs and accounts for the vast majority of cancerous tumors — around 80 percent — in the canine skeleton. The condition occurs most commonly in large-breed dogs that are middle-aged and older. The cancer frequently appears in the front leg, but it can occur in any bone. Dogs with osteosarcoma often show signs of lameness in the affected leg. Veterinarians typically amputate the affected limb to remove the primary tumor. Dogs can also receive chemotherapy if the cancer has spread. However, some dogs aren’t candidates for amputation, and the decision to amputate can be dif cult for pet owners. In people, osteosarcoma is rare and also affects the long bones of the body. It typically is diagnosed in people under 25 years of age. “Osteosarcoma is a frustrating disease, as you can treat the local tumor, but the metastasis is something there is no effective means of preventing,” Scharf said. The use of gold compounds in human medicine has traditionally been based on gold’s ability to affect the body’s immune response and anti-in ammatory properties, with the primary use being the management of rheumatoid arthritis. In veterinary medicine, gold-based drugs are most commonly used to treat various autoimmune disorders. In recent years, however, aurothiomalate has been investigated for its potential effects against certain types of cancer. The UF study is the rst to focus on the drug’s effectiveness as a tool for possible canine bone cancer treatment through petri dish tests and in vivo studies in mice. They found that low doses of the drug signi cantly reduced cancer spread to the lungs — the site that osteosarcoma most frequently travels to in dogs. High doses reduced microscopic spread to the lungs and the incidence of tumor cell clusters within blood vessels. Further study is needed to better understand how aurothiomalate works against osteosarcoma cancer cells, and to better determine effective dose ranges before extending this research to dogs, the researchers said. “One of the interesting things to me in studying oncology and our pets is that their disease often translates to human disease as well,” Scharf said. “Therefore, research on the animal side can potentially translate to human medicine as well.” In addition to Scharf’s mentors, James Farese, D.V.M., and Rowan Milner, BVSc., Ph.D., study collaborators included Jeffrey Abbott, D.V.M., Ph.D., Julia Conway, D.V.M., Shannon Roff, D.V.M., and Dietmar Siemann, Ph.D., all from UF. Matti Kiupel, D.V.M., Ph.D., of Michigan State University, also collaborated on the study. The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is supported through funding from UF Health and the UF Institute of Food of Agricultural Sciences. For more UF Health news and events, like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook. com/UFHealthNews or follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UFHealthNews. Recent UF Health news releases are available at https://ufhealth.org/news A guide to UF Health experts is available at http://www.experts.u .edu/ UF Health, the most comprehensive academic health center in the Southeast, is a collaboration of the University of Florida Health Science Center and Shands. The colleges o f Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine, various research centers and institutes, a network of faculty practices and the Shands family of hospitals fall under the UF Health umbrella, which extends to a regional campus in Jacksonville. UF Health also has a statewide presence through satellite medical, dental and nursing clinics staffed by UF health professionals and through af liations with community-based health care facilities stretching from Hialeah and Miami to the Florida Panhandle. If you wish to be removed from this list or know of a colleague to add, send an e-mail message to bpowers@u .edu or smithkim@ u .edu. Gold-based drug shows promise for ghting bone cancer School Spelling Bee winnersThe 2014 school Spelling Bee was held on March 26, at South Elementary School. The school would like to congratulate the students who were the best spellers this day. Pictured with Principal Mike Radebaugh are: rst place, Kameron Davis; second place, Joshua Viray; and third place, Hunter Hamby. These boys will continue studying their words to compete at the District Bee in May. Special to the Okeechobee New/ SES Celebrations .newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? Birthday? Holiday? New baby? 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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 14 Okeechobee News March 28, 2014 The following person is on Okeechobee’s Most Wanted list. There are active warrants for these persons. The criteria for making Okeechobee’s Most Wanted list is based on the severity of the crime in conjunction with the age of the warrant. Denise Georgeane Thomas is a white female, 52. She is 5’5”, 130 lbs. with brown eyes and brown hair. She is wanted on charges of violation of probation-possession of oxycodone with intent to sell; and violation of probation-sale or delivery of oxycodone. If you have any information on the whereabouts of any of Okeechobee’s Most Wanted, can call the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477). If you call Treasure Coast Crimes Stoppers, you have the option of remaining anonymous. You can also receive a reward if the information results in an arrest. Crime Stoppers: “Crime doesn’t pay, But we do!” Okeechobee’s Most Wanted Denise Thomas By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A DUI/driver’s license checkpoint will be held Saturday, March 29, on State Road 700 in Okeechobee County. The purpose of the checkpoint is to meet with drivers passing through the checkpoint and check for alcohol or drug impairment. Law enforcement personnel will also be checking to make sure all drivers have the proper licensing. DUI checkpoints are a proven tool for law enforcement to help reduce the number of persons killed and/or injured in alcoholinvolved automobile accidents. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are held enough. Motor vehicle operators who are found to be operating their vehicle while impaired can expect jail time, their license to be suspended, an increase in insurance costs, nes, fees and DUI classes. These and other expenses can exceed $10,000. Drivers are reminded that, if they are going to be drinking, they should: have a designated driver; call a cab; call a friend or famil y member; or, stay home. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce will be conducting the checkpoint, with the assistance of the Okeechobee City Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol. Law enforcement will strive to keep the amount of time drivers are delayed to a minimum. DUI checkpoint set for March 29 The following individuals were arr ested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechob ee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), t he Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife C onservation Commission (FWC) or the D epartment of Corrections (DOC).  Lisa N. Williams, 29, was arrested March 2 5 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force o n an Okeechobee County warrant charging h er with the felonies of uttering a forged ins trument and grand theft. Her bond was set a t $20,000.  Dustin Edward Suggs, 25, Okeechobee, w as arrested March 25 by the Okeechobee N arcotics Task Force on an Okeechobee C ounty warrant charging him with the felon ies of grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawnbroker. His bond was set at $45,000.  Colton Freddy Garcia, 24, N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 26 by Ofcer Chad Troutman on a felony charge of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, and the misdemeanors of resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence and loitering or prowling. He is being held without bond.  Justin William Bailey, 24, N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 26 by Of cer Ryan Holroyd on a felony charge of driving while license suspended-habitual offender. His bond was set at $2,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Community Choir needs you!The Okeechobee Community Choir, in its 16th year under the direction of Sandy Perry, is rehearsing for its Easter Cantata Concert, to be presented Palm-Sunday weekend, April 11, 12 and 13 at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. New members, especially our winter visitors, are invited to join! Rehearsals are on Sundays from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m. and Mondays from 6 until 8 p.m. in the sanctuary at Okeechobee Presbyterian. A choir of 51 voices, representing 18 area churches, presented the Easter cantata last year. Singers aren’t required to have soloist-quality voices, but have to match pitch, read music a little and love to sing. Rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of fun. Rehearsal CDs are provided to each choir member. There is a $15 fee for music and the rehearsal CDs. For information, call Sandy at 863-634-7714.

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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 *. AuctionsESTATE AUCTION MONDAY MARCH 31ST, AUCTION AT 6:00 pm 917 WEST PARK ST. OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 (Behind Eli’s Western Wear) PREVIEW ALL DAY PARTIAL LIST; WOODEN PANEL WAGON ON A VW CHASSIS, FURNITURE TOOLS, ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES, STOVE, REFRIG., PLUS MUCH MORE. Terms: Cash or Check, 10% Buyers Premium. See photos on Facebook/Watford Auction or www.auctionzip.com WATFORD AUCTION AU 1843 AB 1583 JIMBO (863)697-8906 FoundFound Male Dog On Micco Bluff Rd. To identify dog please call 239-404-1109 GiveawayLOOKING FOR A GOOD HOME FOR 1YR OLD MIXED BREED, APPROX. 20LBS, GETS ALONG WELL WITH OTHER ANIMALS CALL FOR MORE INFO. 772-971-9047 Garage/ Yard SalesHUGE RELAY FOR LIFE/HEROES 4 HOPE CHARITY YARD SALE, FRI. MARCH 28TH & SAT. MARCH 29TH STARTS 8AM. WILL BE HELD INSIDE AND OUTSIDE RAIN OR SHINE DMV PARKING LOT(NEXT TO STAFFORDS SALON) 3936 SE 18TH TERRACE OKEE. LOTS OF NICE THINGS! MOVING SALE SAT, 29TH 8AM-1PM 4151 SW 13TH WAY OUSLEY ESTATES FURNITURE, TRAMPOLINE, CLOTHES, BIKES AND ETC. OKEECHOBEE 1303 N Parrott Ave (Gator Plaza), SAT 3/29 & SUN 3/30, 8am to 2pm 56” projection TV $75. Dining table $40, Drafting table $50, clothes, toys, and much more. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 PersonalsSLIM ATTRACTIVE GIRL, 43 YRS OLD LOOKING FOR AN ESTABLISHED MARRIAGE MINDED MAN WITH GOOD VALUES. CONTACT BY EMAIL wintermoon424@gmail.com Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full TimeDriver: FT/Bene ts Minimum requirements: CDL Class A w/HAZMAT, tanker, & air brakes endorsements; 2 years driving experience; no preventable accidents, license suspensions, alcohol related violations or other moving violations in the past 3 years; Ability to obtain a current medical examiner’s certi cate; veri able High School Diploma or GED; English communication skills (verbal and written); Able to perform basic mathematical calculations. Praxair is an equal employment opportunity employer M/F/D/V Apply on line: Praxair.com/careers REQ02085 LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Cassie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP• minimum of 2 years driving experience • clean driving record Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations professi onal un iforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more!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. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 We are immediately hiring experienced heavy equipment operators (track hoe/dozer/loader/ off-road truck/etc.). Please contact Tim Braun at 954-328-4650 Employment Full Time EXPERIENCED COOK & WAIT PERSON Now Hiring Must have references Apply in person between 7am & 2pm @ Crossroads Restaurant 5050 NE 128th Ave. Okeechobee, FL (863)763-8333.DRUG FREE WORK PLACEHELP WANTED: Tig, welder/ fabricator. Apply in person only at 1624 Hwy 78 W. Okeechobe Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time Homestyle Country Cook Needed! At private hunting camp in Lake Port. Must be able to clean lodges. Starting pay is $8.00/hr during training. Please send resume to: okeechobeeout tters @yahoo.com or call 863-655-2454 or 863-634-7449. Ask for Carla or Danny. SOD FOREMAN Experienced, Self Motivated, Able to work on farm equip. Must have vehicle. Send resume to priest032809@yahoo.com Employment Medical Hospice of Okeechobee Immediate opening Full Time RN / Night Position Send Resume to: P.O. Box 1548 Okeeechobee, FL 34973 Employment Part Time Retired Professional Looking for a part time appointment generator, preferably mechanical exp., customer friendly, to work at sales booth in a big box store. Please call 863-385-2665 or send resume to info@advancedairsebring .com Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Guns/Supplies Guns/Supplies SUNCOAST GUN SHOWMarch 29th & 30thSaturday 9 am -5 pm & Sunday 10 am 4 pm HAVERT L. FENN CENTER2000 Virginia Ave., Ft. Pierce, FLBUY • SELL • TRADECONCEALED WEAPON CLASS $49Daily 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.suncoastgunshows.com Call 772-462-1521 for info. Pets/SuppliesBullmastif’s Available Large bone and big bodies. Call 863-261-3246 RAZOR EDGE BLUE PIT PUPPIES, REGISTERED, 11 WEEKS OLD $400.00 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 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Houses RentADORABLE: In Town, 2BR, 1BA, W/D Hoo k up, Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $800 sec. (941) 504-3954 ADORABLE: In Town, 2BR, 2BA, Washer/Dryer, Screen Porch. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $800 sec. (941) 504-3954 BUCKHEAD 3bd/2ba WATERFRONT, DOUBLE LOT, SEAWALL, ALL APPLIANCES INCLUDING WASHER/DRYER, VER Y CLEAN, SCREENED PORCH AND STORAGE SHED, $995.00/mo. CALL (561)312-8471 OKEECHOBEE Beautiful ranch setting, 2/1 -$510.00 and 3/2 $620.00. Newly updated 12 miles NE of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included. Move-in Special Call for details M-F NO PETS 863.467.9800. 15 Okeechobee News March 28, 2014

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000009 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, VS. EMILE LUXE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: NYSOLA GRANT Last Known Address: 14432 Wellington Trace, Wellington, FL 33414 Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 5: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE BEAR NORTH 87 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, BEING ALSO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NORTHWEST 96TH STREET FOR A DISTANCE OF 2236.25 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 3251.26 FEET TO THE POINT-OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 817.21 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 87 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 2236.25 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID EAST BOUNDARY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 817.21 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR NORTH 87 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 2236.25 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING. CONTAINING 41.93 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, AND BEING SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS AND/OR RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF RECORD. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO A 70.00 FEET EASEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF INGRESS AND EGRESS, LYING IN SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING 35.00 FEET ON EITHER SIDE OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE BEAR NORTH 87 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, BEING ALSO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NORTHWEST 96TH STREET, FOR A DISTANCE OF 2236.25 FEET TO THE POINT-OFBEGINNING OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 5109.24 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-TERMINUS OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and le the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Okeechobee News. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 24th day of March, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk **See the Americans with Disabilities Act In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 464427 ON 3/28;4/4/2014 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 2014TD058 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA 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: 1404 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: PLATTS BLUFF RANCHES LOT 26 PLATTS BLUFF RANCHES AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN SECTIONS 25 AND 36 TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE NORTH ONE QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 36 BEAR SOUTH 00 DEG 24 MIN 59 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 278.23 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CARLA ROAD AND THE POB THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEG 24 MIN 59 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 295.00 FEET THENCE BEAR NORTH 88 DEG 16 MIN 23 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 625.00 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF LISA LANE THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEG 24 MIN 59 SEC EAST ALONG THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID LISA LANE A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET THENCE BEAR SOUTH 88 DEG 16 MIN 23 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 555.00 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID CARLA ROAD THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DEG 24 MIN 59 SEC WEST ALONG THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID CARLA ROAD A DISTANCE OF 35.00 FEET THENCE BEAR SOUTH 88 DEG 16 MIN 23 SEC EAST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID CARLA ROAD A DISTANCE OF 70.00 FEET TO THE POB 1-25-36-33-0010-00026-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: KATHREINE A BAUM 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 8th day of May, 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. 462510 ON 3/28;4/4,11,18/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD047 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3627 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: GREAT LAKE SD LOT 22 LESS RD RW BLOCK 3 LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 6 TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA SAID LAND ALSO LIES IN A PORTION OF BLOCK 3 GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGES 36 THROUGH 45 INCLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND IS A PART OF A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 630 PAGE 222 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND IS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 3 BLOCK 3 SAID GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION THENCE SOUTH 55 DEG 36 MIN 37 SEC EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY R/W LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 WIDTH VARIES A DISTANCE OF 400.16 FEET THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID R/W LINE SOUTH 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 1200.00 FEET TO A POINT AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 20 BLOCK 3 SAID GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION THENCE NORTH 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 20 A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH 50 FEET OF SAID LOT 20 THENCE SOUTH 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH 50 FEET OF LOTS 20 AND 21 OF SAID GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 21 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 58 DEG 36 MIN 43 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 16.00 FEET THENCE SOUTH 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 131.68 FEET TO A POINT IN THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 15 AND THE POINT OF CURVE OF A NON TANGENT CURVE TO THE RIGHT OF WHICH THE RADIUS POINT LIES NORTH 30 DEG 40 MIN 49 SEC EAST A RADIAL DISTANCE OF 17,138.74 FEET THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE ARC THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEG 03 MIN 13 SEC A DISTANCE OF 16.00 FEET THENCE NORTH 31 DEG 23 MIN 17 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 131.87 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-06-38-36-0A00-00023-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DANIEL A SCHAURER DANIEL D EASTMAN FRA MAR ENTERPRISES INC JOYCE K WILLIAMS LAND VENTURES OF AMERICA LLC MARION L WILLIAMS MICHAEL J LOCIGNO RICHARD EVANS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 17th day of April, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 461952 ON 3/7,14,21,28/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Office Space RentFOR RENT: SMALL OFFICE SPACE IN TOWN, VERY CLEAN AND PROFESSIONAL. FRONT WAITING ROOM AND YOUR PRIVATE LOCKABLE OFFICE. $400.00 PER MONTH UTILITIES INCLUDED. CALL (863)634-9331 Waterfront RentalsWATERFRONT IN BUCKHEAD RIDGE, NICE 3/2, LARGE ROOMS, CENTRAL AIR, 1 CAR GARAGE. $900.00 PLUS SECURITY 1147 4TH ST. 561-968-4018 Mobile Home Rent2/2 MOBILE HOME ON BEAUTIFUL SETTING, 8 MILES EAST OF TOWN. $550.00 MOVES YOU IN. CALL 863-801-4829 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 FORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond creek, 2BR, 2BA Trailer, $1,000 down 1st, & security. $700 monthly (772) 464-9226 M.H. & CABINS FOR RENT 2BD/1&2 BATH, STORAGE SHED & BOAT STORAGE,MUST HAVE GOOD REF. FURNISHED $550.00 -650.00, UNFURNISHED $400.00-550.00 CALL 502-803-1876 OR 502-682-2403 OKEECHOBEE&LAKEPORT NICE CLEAN Newly Renovated 1bd & 1ba home in nice quiet small adult park, small dog okay, Security required. 239-246-6301 TREASURE ISLAND : 2 BR, 2 BA, Non smoking env. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)634-6114 Mobile HomeSaleMOVE IN TODAY 55+ GOLF COMMUNITY, FULLY FURNISHED, INDIANTOWN. PRICE $22,500 WILL RENT OR RENT-TO-OWN OPTION 814-671-3591 OR GMJR222@GMAIL.COM Mobile HomeSale Mobile HomeSaleNOTICE 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 2014TD059 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: 2224 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: WHISPERING PINES COMMENCE AT A POINT 60 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF TRACT 63 WHISPERING PINES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 25 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND BEAR SOUTH 89 DEG 59 MIN 50 SEC WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF PINE AVENUE AS EXTENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 101 PAGE 853 A DISTANCE OF 230 FEET TO A POINT THENCE BEAR SOUTH ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID TRACT 63 A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH PARALLEL TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID TRACT 63 A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 59 MIN 50 SEC WEST PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF PINE AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET THENCE NORTH PARALLEL TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID TRACT 63 A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEG 59 MIN 50 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO BEING DESCRIBED AS LOT 22 TRIANGLE PARK AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION OF TRACT 63 WHISPERING PINES 1-04-37-35-0010-00000-063V Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RUSSELL KEITH NORRIS 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 8th day of May, 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. 462511 ON 3/28;4/4,11,18/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE: CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council for the City of Okeechobee, will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the City Clerk’s Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Council in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item MUST be provided to the City Clerk for the City’s records. By: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 464403 ON 3/28/2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that the following vehicles will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S.. 713.78 on the sale dates at the locations below at 9:00 a.m. to satisfy towing and storage charges. 1996 Kaufman Trailer 1K9FW4830T1001221 Sale Date:04/14/2014 Location: Rapid Auto Disposal Incorporated 4870 US hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 Lienors reserve the right to bid. 464463 ON 3/28/2014 Mobile HomeSaleOKEE 1br., New bathroom, ooring, screen rm., covered patio and Air cond. $11,900. Call 863-484-0501. Palm Harbor Homes 2014 models are here! $8,500 Pre Construction Savings John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details PARK MODEL WITH LARGE FL. ROOM EXCELLENT CONDITION, MOST FURNITURE STAYS, CARPORT AND SCREENED PORCH IN VANTAGE OAKS ON SE 25th DRIVE MUST SEE $20,000.00 O.B.O CALL 863-467-2153 OR 863-447-3575 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News March 28, 2014 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!

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NOTICE OF OUA MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regular session on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility Authority Of ces, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be met by contacting the Executive Director’s Of ce at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing by any person wishing assistance. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record. BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY John F. Hayford Executive Director 464398 ON 3/28/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 14 000018 CA AXMX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. TANDY D. WORKMAN, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): TANDY WORKMAN (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last Known Address: 10245 NE 17TH LANE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Additional Address: 8297 CHAMPIONS GATE BLVD 124, CHAMPIONS GATE, FL 33896 Additional Address: 401 W SEMINOLE BLVD APT 58, SANFORD, FL 32771 Additional Address: 201 N ROBBINS AVE APT B, TITUSVILLE, FL 32796 CRYSTAL D. WORKMAN (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last Known Address: 10245 NE 17TH LANE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Additional Address: 8297 CHAMPIONS GATE BOULEVARD 124, CHAMPIONS GATE, FL 33896 Additional Address: 401 W SEMINOLE BLVD APT 58, SANFORD, FL 32771 Additional 201 N ROBBINS AVE APT B, TITUSVILLE, FL 32796 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 66, A SPOT IN THE SUN, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION LYING IN SECTIONS 3 AND 10, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 10, BEAR EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 10, A DISTANCE OF 1,648.03 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 0007’00” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 462.20 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF 9TH STREET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 8953’00” EAST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID 9TH STREET, A DISTANCE OF 396.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 8953’00” EAST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID 9TH STREET, A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF AQUARIUS DRIVE; THENCE BEAR NORTH 0007’00” WEST ALONG THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID AQUARIUS DRIVE, A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 8953’00” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 0007’00” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 1990 HOMES OF MERIT DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN# HML2Y28342735664A & B. A/K/A 10245 NE 17TH LANE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to David A. Friedman, Esq. at VAN NESS LAW FIRM, PLC, 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 of 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 Adminstration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986; (772) 807-4370; 1-800-955-8771, if you are hearing or voice impaired. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 24th day of March, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF COURT By: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Clerk 464440 ON 3/28;4/4/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD055 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1531 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT H OF TRACT 2 EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 2 SECTION 34 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-34-34-33-0A00-00002-H000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ANNA M BAMFORD Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 17th day of April, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 461949 ON 3/7,14,21,28/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF SPECIAL SESSION OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND NOTICE OF EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS LITIGATION IN RE: Appeal of PAUL MAY, Sheriff of Okeechobee County, Florida The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County shall hold a Special Session of the Board on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 3:00 o’clock P.M. to convene an Executive Session as described below. At the conclusion of the executive session, the Board will reconvene in Special Session to discuss such action the Board may wish to take, if any, regarding the pending appeal or may defer such discussion to a future regular meeting of the Board. The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County shall hold the Executive Session between the Board and its Attorneys, which will discuss the 2013 budget appeal litigation between Okeechobee County and Paul May, Sheriff of Okeechobee County, Florida pending before the Administration Commission, State of Florida. The Executive Session shall be held on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 3:00 o’clock P.M., or as soon thereafter as practical, in the Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom, Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 Northwest 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The proposed discussion shall be con ned to settlement negotiations or strategy sessions relating to litigation expenditures. Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be in attendance at the Executive Session: County Commissioner Ray R. Domer; County Commissioner Bryant H. Culpepper; County Commissioner Frank Irby; County Commissioner Joey Hoover; County Commissioner Margaret Garrard Helton; County Administrator Robbie L. Chartier; County Attorney John D. Cassels, Jr. and County Attorney Laura Ann McCall. A Court Reporter will be present to record the session and the transcript shall be made part of the public record upon conclusion of the litigation. Frank Irby Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Sharon Robertson, Clerk BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 464477 ON 3/28/2014 17 Okeechobee News March 28, 2014 ACROSS 1 Cops route 5 Tripolis land 10 Meet activity 14 Let __Ž: Beatles hit 15 Acrylic fiber 16 Sobriquet for Haydn 17 Loafer, e.g. 18 Mandate from the bench 20 Frequency unit 22 Cross-ventilation result 23 Not slacking 25 Jewelry retailer 29 Foot, in zoology 30 Objection 31 Make a dramatic exit? 33 Cos. with Xings 34 And __ refuse?Ž 35 Discharge 36 Voice coachs concern 40 Circle calculation 41 Get it?Ž 42 Grads-to-be: Abbr. 43 Letter holder 45 Armada arena 46 Ugly Tolkien beast 49 TomorrowŽ musical 50 John le Carr offering 52 Memoirs of a __Ž: Arthur Golden novel 55 High capital 56 Shared shares 60 Oolong and pekoe 61 Trusted underling 62 Structure with high-water marks 63 Yellow-andbrown toon dog 64 Cheery 65 Board for filers 66 Like some memories DOWN 1 Diocese head 2 Hydrocarbon gas 3 Calls off, as a mission 4 Force, metaphorically 5 Expresss opp. 6 2004 Will Smith sci-fi film 7 Ad on a DVD case 8 Olden times 9 First chip, often 10 Farming implements 11 Bundle of dough 12 Wild way to go 13 Course number 19 First name in metal 21 Zoo equine 24 In precisely this way 26 Celebs ride 27 Malevolence 28 Where the action happens 31 W. Coast airport 32 2004 biopic with the tagline Lets talk about sexŽ 33 Like wheels after servicing 34 Bar supply 36 Cereal material 37 Carriage drivers tool 38 With 59-Down, L-shaped tool 39 Sedative, casually 40 Org. whose past presidents include two Mayos 44 Veggie with a Ruby Queen variety 45 Bit of orthodontia 46 Cathedral city in northern Spain 47 Hold on to 48 Shut 50 Leave the dock, with offŽ 51 Lacking, or what can precedeeither half of 18-, 36and 56Across 53 Catalina, e.g. 54 Come (from) 56 Crying __ 57 Driveway blotch 58 Ore. neighbor 59 See 38-Down By Jacob Stulberg (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 03/26/14 03/26/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle Do you have some news to share?Publish it yourself! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News.

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R E D BIG “O” RV PARK TWO LOTS Plenty of space for all your toys. Beautiful park model with solid wood cabinets throughout, metal roof, attractive vertical blinds throughout. Pavers in driveway. Wooley shed 8x10. 55+ Community with many activities. This one is priced to move. MLS 207893, $69,900. MOTIVATED SELLER century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 5015-H: Crooked Creek 5 br, 5 ba Spanish style home. 8,488 Total Sq Ft/6,159 under air. 10 ft ceilings, lg arch frame windows and more $389,000 NOW $329,000 MLS #207286 5061-H: Dixie Ranch Estates Lg 3bd/2ba CBS, 2652 total sq ft/2284 under air. Lg screen back porch overlooking pasture land, 2 sheds, lg open deck & more. Short sale. $69,900 MLS #207196 1008-H: Okeechobee Estates Lake Access CBS home w/2,593 Total sq ft/1,564 under air, living rm, family rm, storage, Shed w/electric, boathouse, seawall, & more! $179,000 MLS # 207560 1018-H: 2 Story w/ open concept and screened porch off kitchen living rm area. 3 br, 2 ba (2 br, 1 ba downstairs). Balcony off upstairs master bd. $250,000 NOW $240,000 MLS #207272 3002-H: Lake Access CBS home with 1409 Total Sq Ft/840 under air on a fenced lot. Screen room, large porch, window awnings, seawall, dock and workshop. $49,500 MLS #207843 • Commercial Corner Lot (SE 88th Blvd) $33,000 MLS #207398 • Commercial 1.84+/-acre Okee Hammock Hwy 441 $75,000 MLS# 207402 • Pine Ridge lot $7,500 MLS #207132 • Potter Rd (NW 30th Ter) 5+/acres $38,000 • 319+/-acres on Hwy 441 N $4,000,000 • Oak Park 2-lots sideby-side with large shady trees. $10,000 each • In town lot (SW 5th St) $3,900 MLS #206637 • 14+/acres $1,500,000 MLS #207408 ON 2+/ACRES NEW LISTING 2000-C: Lake Access Taylor Creek Condo 1 br, 1 ba completely furnished. Ceramic tile throughout. Amenities: clubhouse, boat slip & storage, seawall, pool man’s dream! $55,000 MLS #207714 Find your dream home here! Location, Location, Location Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com Over 100 Listings DESIGNED FOR ENTERTAINING! Completely REMODELED inside and out! Custom Kitchen, granite. Fireplace. 25 x 27 Great-Family room. 900 SF Garage. texture. New well and water system. In-ground Pool. On 3+ Acres, fenced, ready for animals. Call Lori (863)634-1457R Bar Estates Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers. 18 Okeechobee News March 28, 2014

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST BAPTIST Join us for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern Gospel favorites, and piano and bass duets on th St. (approx. 6 miles north on 441)Rev. Richard GilesSunday at 10:45am and 6pm., with Sunday School at 9:45am and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6pm. CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at churchofoursaviourokeechobee.org200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 EPISCOPAL Advertise your church events or services here!Call 863.763.3134 today to inquire about pricing Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 19 Okeechobee News March 28, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsFun shoot winnersYoung Guns of Quail Creek took part in a shoot at Square One in Lake Placid, on Sunday, March 23. It was a scored fun shoot with a total of 76 shooters from three different clubs. Young Guns of Quail Creek is part of the National Scholastic Clay Target Program. This shoot was considered a warm up for the state shoot May 4 in Nokomis. Above: The rookie team won rst place and consists of: Hunter Flynn, Landon Smoak, Chad Assaly and coach Jimmy. Below: Second place honors went to Cody Wojcieszak, Joe Franza, Joseph Pinchin with coach Jimmy. Seniors learn about parkOkeechobee Senior Services had a wonderful, interesting presentation by Ranger Jen Benson Hughes from Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park. Pictured are Chuck Kapteina and Ranger Jen having fun with a former alligator. Everyone enjoyed the presentation. Thank you, Ranger Jen. Come back soon. Special to the Okeechobee News

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Jim ArrigoOwner & PresidentJohn ArrigoVice President & General Manager 5851 SOUTH US HIGHWAY 1., FT. PIERCEJUST SOUTH OF MIDWAY ROAD1-855-374-5019 STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM 6:00 PM SERVICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:30 AM 6:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM € Sun: ClosedArrigoFtPierce.com 1Ulrich Rd Saeger Ave Easy St Sunshine BlvdOleander Ave Ft. Pierce € West Palm € Sawgrass ALL OFFERS FOR WELL QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS, NOT ALL CUSTOMERS WILL QUALIFY. CUSTOMER MUST QUALIFY FOR ALL REBATES & INCENTIVES. DE ALER RETAINS ALL REBATES & INCENTIVES. ALL VEHICLES SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. MUST PRESENT AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE TO RECEIVE ADVER TISED OFFERS. OFFERS EXPIRE DATE OF PUBLICATION. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. VEHICLE ART FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY, OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT OR VARYING MODEL MAYBE SHOWN. OFFERS NOT IN CONJUNCTION, OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY, SEE DEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. PREVIOUS SALES EXCLUDED. VEHICLE STOCK QUANTITIES VARY DAILY, RANKINGS BAS ED ON REGISTERED SALES FOR CHRYSLER CORP. *PRICES PLUS TAX, TAG, DEALER FEES, TITLE & MUST FINANCE THROUGH DEALER AND QUALIFY F OR ALL REBATES AND INCENTIVES. ALL FACTORY, CHRYSLER AND ARRIGO DISCOUNTS REBATES AND INCENTIVES APPLIED INCLUDING OWNER/LEASE LOYALTY REBATES IF QUALIFIED. CHEROKEE 36 MONTH LEASE, 10K MILES PER YEAR. $2599 CASH OR TRADE EQUITY DUE AT S IGNING PLUS, TAX, TAG, TITLE, SECURITY DEPOSIT. RAM 1500 QUAD CAB 36 MONTHS, 10K MILES PER YEAR, FOR WELL QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS ONLY … 750 CREDIT SCORE OR BETTER, MUST LEASE THROUGH CHRYSLER. PAYMENTS INCLUDE ALL REBATES INCLUDING LEASE CONQUEST & LOYALT Y.**WE WILL BEAT ANY LOCAL, VALID, PRINTED ADVERTISEMENT FROM ANOTHER AUTHORIZED DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM DEALER WITHIN THE SE B USINESS CENTER ZONE ON ANY NEW IDENTICALLY EQUIPPED IN STOCK VEHICLE. CUSTOMER MUST PRESENT COMPETITORS A D AT TIME OF PURCHASE AND SUPPLY ACCURATE VIN NUMBER. COMPETITORS AD MUST BE DATED SAME DAY AS THE CUSTOMERS PURCHASE. IF WE BE AT THE COMPETITORS PRICE YOU MUST BUY THE VEHICLE FROM ARRIGO. DEALER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PURCHASE THE VEHICLE FROM THE OTH ER DEALER. OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY. OFFER VALID ON SELECT MODELS TO QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS WITH MINIMUM 750 CREDIT SCORE. DEALER FOR DETAILS. ALL VEHICLES SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. SALES AND PRICING EXPIRE DATE OF PUBLICATION.GET PRE-APPROVED CREDITArrigoFtPierce.comBankruptciesƒ Divorceƒ Slow Payƒ Repossessionsƒ Foreclosuresƒ1st Time Buyerƒ IF YOU WORK...YOU DRIVE!UP TO ArrigoFtPierce.com $14,499200 SedanTouring 2014 76 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $23,999300 2014 117 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $23,999T&C Touring 2014 106 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $14,999Journey 2014 134 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $14,999Avenger 2014 98 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $11,999Dart 2013 73 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS 1500 Quad Cab 2014 88 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS $17,999C/V 2014 5 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS$26,999Promaster 1500 Cargo Van 2014 23 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $19,999$199Cherokee FWD 2014 46 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*BUY FORAS LOW ASLEASE FORAS LOW AS $12,999Patriot Sport 2014 68 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS $25,999Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 2014 23 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS*YOU PAYAS LOW AS ALL NEW!PER MO./ 39 MOS. **Depending On The Model You Choose** ** Based on to t al s ales o f 3 loc at io ns $21,999*OR BUY FOR PER MO./ 36 MOS. + TAXAS LOW AS$0SIGN&DRIVE$0OUT OFPOCKET$199LEASE FOR AS LOW AS NOW RECEIV E A NO-EXTRA CHARGE2-YEAR MAINTENANCE PLAN + 24-HOUR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE.Exclu sions a p ply. Se e de a le r f or com plete de t a ils. 20 Okeechobee News March 28, 2014