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Sunday, March 30, 2014 V ol. 105 No. 39 13.62 feetLast Year: 13.87 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus taxSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Tips help patients communicate with doctors ... Page 8 OHS baseball team ‘squeezes’ by Sebring ... Page 11 High school rodeo comes to Okeechobee ... Page 2 Tammi’s Top of the Lake ... Page 10 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News As Okeechobee county commissioners and the sheriff try to resolve their budget impasse, recently released numbers appear to back up the sheriff’s claim that his proposed budget of $14.8 million is justi ed. A dwindling budget has forced Sheriff May to lay off personnel, but when one looks at the number of calls for service the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce (OCSO) receives it looks like his road deputies are stretched to the limit. At the beginning of the current scal year, Sheriff May sought a budget of $15.1 million. However, the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners felt that amount was out of line and gave him a proposed budget of $13.1 million. Tuesday, March 25, the sheriff addressed commissioners and told them he could work with a budget of $14.8 million which is the same budget he had in scal year 2012-13. That’s also the same amount he had to spend in scal year 2005-06. Unless the two entities can reach an agreement soon, the sheriff will take his case to Tallahassee and let a hearing panel settle the issue. Although he’s been telling commissioners he needs more people because of the workload, he didn’t have any real numbers to show the board — until now. “I have never been asked to justify my numbers, but now I’m prepared to,” he offered. Numbers show that OCSO road deputies handled a total o f 21,630 calls for service from Jan. 1, 2013, until Jan. 1, 2014. With a total of 35 deputies on the road, this means each one handled an average of 618 calls during the year. And, from Jan. 1, 2014, until March 26, 2014, deputies have responded to 5,404 calls. That’s an average of just over 154 calls per deputy. “When you look at what’s going on in the county, we’re ver y busy,” said the sheriff. While the number of violent crimes against persons have gone down, crimes against property — burglaries, thefts, etc. — have increased signi cantly. Following is the number of calls deputies answered in the past year regarding crimes against property: delayed burglaries (reported after the crime committed) 371; burglaries in progress 27; criminal mischief 205; and, theft 551. So far this year — Jan. 1 to March 26, deputies have anSheriff: Higher number of calls justi es budget Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppOCSO Deputy Jose Garduno strains to ip a tractor tire as he and ve others tried out Thursday for the OCSO Special Response Team. Urging him on are current SRT members Deputy John Ashby (back left) and Detective Javier Gonzalez (back right). Deputies, medics try out for Special Response TeamBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News Six deputies and two re medics were put through a series of grueling physical tests as they toiled to become the newest members of the Special Response Team (SRT) SRT hopefuls push bodies to the limit Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppOCSO Deputy Matt Hurst (facing), looks on as Fire/ Medic Jarrod Akins, from Okeechobee County Fire/ Rescue, practices handling his handgun. See SRT — Page 9 See SHERIFF — Page 5 “Ninety percent of the burglaries are to fuel a drug habit,”— Okeechobee Count y Sheriff Paul Ma y

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FLORIDA FARMLAND AUCTIONWednesday, April 16th • 10amAuction Site: Town Hall at Tradition, Port St. Lucie, FL800.607.6888 | mwallc.comSt. Lucie and Indian River Counties 2,884+/Acres — Offered in 13 Tracts• Producing Groves • Suitable for Produce, Sugar Cane, Sod • Potential for Development • State-of-the-Art Packinghouse • Excellent Water RELIABILITY.ITS NOT JUST GETTING THE JOB DONE. ITS GETTING THE JOB DONE RIGHT. For the dependable service and solutions you need „ call Emory Walker Company. SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLESEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. RECEIVE UP TO A$1,700REBATE* with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox home comfort system. OR CAC014022 OFFER EXPIRES 6/13/2014. *System rebate offers range from $300 to $1,700. See your local Lennox dealer for details. 2014 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. One offer available per qualifying purchase.(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 2 Okeechobee News March 30, 2014 Upcoming events for April at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center include:  Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6: the Agri-Civic Center will host Florida High School Rodeo On Friday night a Barrel Race fundraiser will start at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the rodeo will start at 9 a.m. On Sunday, the rodeo will start at 9:30 a.m. A concession stand will be operated by the Okeechobee High School Rodeo Team and all proceeds go to High School Rodeo. There is no charge for the public to attend.  Friday April 11: The Turnin’ N Burnin’ Summer Buckle Series Jackpot Barrel Race Exhibition runs start at 5 p.m. The barrel race starts at 7 p.m. Concession stand will be open with all proceeds going to 4-H. There is no charge for the public to attend.  Saturday, April 12: Turnin’ N Burnin’ Jackpot & Speed Show Exhibition runs start at 3 p.m.; the barrel race and speed show starts at 5 p.m. Concession stand will be open with all proceeds going to 4-H, and there is no charge for the public to attend.  Friday April 24 through Saturday, April 26: The American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Registration opens at 5 p.m. Join the American Cancer Society in the world’s largest movement to end cancer. Form a Relay for Life team and sign up online to start fundraising www.relayforlife.org/okeechobee  Sunday, April 27: Kaza Productions will present a Mexican Rodeo with Mexican bands and food. Agri-Civic Center Special to the Okeechobee NewsKiwanis presents Terri c Kid AwardsSherri En nger, treasurer for Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee, presented the Terri c Kids Award to these fth grade students at Seminole Elementary School on Tuesday, March 25. These students earned the award for achieving individual goals associated with Kiwanis values of "Positive Attitude, Good Character and Responsible Citizenship." Congratulations to all! Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESNorth Elementary Students of the WeekNorth Elementary School would like to congratulate the students of the week for the week of March 10: Bailey Lewis, Antonio Navarette, So a Diaz-Rebollar, Leo Chavez, Miguel Aguilar, Keaton White, Giselle Rivera, Taylor Padgett, Cody Albritton, Jackson Holcomb, Johana Lopez, Taylor McQuade, Jaidyn McPeak, Yanely Garduno, Treyvin Harden, Kaylee Kemp, Karen Garcia, Hailey Lawerence, Adrian Reyes, Bryce Ward, Aidyn Starr, Victoria Salazar, Kimberly Powell, Zarina Judilla, Cecilia Carran, Jayden Kinchen, Summer Jolly, Fernando Hernandez, Chloe Carter, Jake Stuart, Priscila Moralez-Ruiz, Kayla Morgan, Kay Gonzalez-Celasquez, Alison Santos and Quannasia Futch.

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Today: Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 76F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight: A few clouds. Low 54F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastMonday: Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 77F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Monday Night: Clear skies. Low 57F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday: Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 79F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday Night: Clear skies. Low 57F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Grow house In regard to the grow house they found in Fort Drum. Since the owner is dead and t hey haven’t found any next of kin, maybe t his would be a good property to con scate. A nytime they nd illegal activity they have the power to con scate the property, but usually t hey don’t bother if there are a lot of legal iss ues involved or liens against the property. Maybe they could sell it to raise some money for the sheriff’s of ce. I know they have some restrictions in how they can use such funds, but as tight as their budget is, maybe it would help!Sheriff’s budget I simply don’t know what to do about the sheriff’s budget. I can’t afford to pay higher taxes. We are barely scraping by as it is and we watch every penny. But I know that crime is a problem. Maybe they could do more to recruit sheriff’s auxiliary members and have them ride along with the deputies.  The county needs tax revenue. They need to be more welcoming of new businesses instead of trying to keep any business out that might compete with those owned by the good old boys. We have all heard the stories about the businesses that tried to come into Okeechobee and hit roadblock after roadblock.  The sheriff and deputies do a good job. We should all contact our county commissioners and tell them to nd a way to compromise and give the sheriff’s department more money. The Humble way of God’s miracle workBy Loy Mershimer“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,” says the LORD Almighty. — Zech. 4:6 Have you ever noticed that when God does a great work, it usually doesn’t make sense in human terms? We humans lift up power, money, and status as ways of getting things done. We value testable means, human traditions, logical resources and veri able paths. But God seldom works in ways that we naturally value. The wisdom of God seems like foolishness to our human wisdom. And even those in covenant relation with God can blur human wisdom with divine, and miss the path of faith. It’s in this awareness that God speaks to His servant Zerubbabel: The miraculous return of the People to the Land of Promise will only be accomplished by grace. “Only by my Spirit, in my means, will this great work be done,” says the LORD. Not by human might. Not by human power. Not by human wisdom. God directly says that the way of the world is not His way. Over and over again, in the history of Israel, God reminds His people that their protection is not in human means. And, over and over again, they fall into temptation, seeking their strength in human terms — measuring the wisdom of the nations, seeking a king, looking to Egypt for safety, trusting in horses and chariots... But God doesn’t work in our ways. In fact, He works in opposite ways. Imagine the look on Gideon’s face, facing the vast Midianite horde with his ragtag army, and God tells him, “Gideon, you have too many men?” “What, Lord?” “I’ve got 32,000 good guys against 135,000 bad guys! How is that too many?” “Trust me, Gideon, it’s too many! Send the fearful home,” says the Lord. So Gideon invites anyone fearful to return home to their families. 22,000 leave; 10,000 remain. And God says, “Still too many, Gideon!” God whittles the army down to 300 men, and then He says to Gideon, “Now we’ve got something.” “Follow my instructions to the letter, and win the day!” God wanted Gideon and Israel to trust completely in Him.  This is the same God that uses a shepherd boy to defeat a giant, and become the true king of Israel — and this with the shepherd boy not wearing armor in the battle!  This is the same God that created Israel out of Abraham, giving a son to a 100-year-old man and 90-year-old woman. And in this single son of the covenant, God gives Abraham a lineage like the stars of the sky, and sand on the seashore! This is the same God that calls a Jericho call-girl, saves her from the destruction of he r people, redeems her and places her in the lineage of Christ! God tells the story of salvation in a hundred different stanzas, but with one singl e thread: The scarlet thread of grace. God, and God alone is the Source! God, and God alon e is the Savior! This is why it was such great sin to numbe r Israel. They began to trust in numbers. The y began to trust in human wisdom, trusting in horses, chariots and ghting men vs. trusting in God and God alone. When God does a great work, it is all of grace. And so He asks us to trust in Him alone. He asks us to take His wisdom as ou r wisdom, to give up our own tendencies, ou r own power, our own might, and radicall y choose Him instead. It’s not the way of th e world, but it is the way of grace. And it is th e way of greatness in the kingdom. “And whoever would be rst among you, let him be your servant.” It is the way of our great King. When H e chose to save the world, He, the Great King o f all the Cosmos, the Creator of all that is, humbled himself in the form of a man, and followed the path of the Suffering Servant, even to the cross. He laid down His life that w e might have life. In His death is our life; so w e die daily to our own way, and live on the path of Life. No, it doesn’t make sense humanly. But it is the wisdom of God, and it is Life. “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who ar e being saved it is the power of God.” No, it’s not by might that we reach th e right. It’s not by human power. It’s ever by His Spirit and His grace. Today, take His Spirit and grace as your ALL, and enter the humble path of God’s miracle work. Alleluia! Amen. March 30, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit 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! Okeechobee Forecast The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce responded to reports of the following crimes last week. ASSAULT  800 block of N.E. 15th Avenue  6500 block of N.E. Seventh Lane  1600 block of S.W. Second Way BURGLARY  2100 block of N.W. Fourth Street  3500 block of S.W. 19th Street  200 block of U.S. 98 N.  5200 block of N.E. 122nd Drive CRIMINAL MISCHIEF  8500 block of S.W. 10th Lane FRAUD  5700 block of N.E. Fourth Lane  9900 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  1600 block of S.R. 70 E.  2400 block of N.W. 63rd Terrace THEFT  2700 block of N.E. Sixth Court  5800 block of S.E. 93rd Trail  9000 block of S.E. 62nd Drive  2800 block of S.E. 36th Ave.  1700 block of U.S. 441 S.  2400 block of N.W. 63rd Terrace  1400 block of N.E. Fourth Street  14000 block of U.S. 441 N.  3100 block of S.E. 37th Avenue  4300 block of U.S. 441 S. OCSO Investigations

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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.Earl Edward Harmon, 54OKEECHOBEE — Earl Edward Harmon died March 26, 2014. He was born July 28, 1959 in Reading, Pa. A resident of Okeechobee for 29 years, he owned and operated Harmon’s Tire. He enjoyed shing and w as a member of the Eagles. Mr. Harmon was preceded in death by his daughter, Shelly; brother, Arthur; and sister, Kim. He is surv ived by his son, Earl Harmon, Jr. of Summer eld; three daughters, Keri Childers of Belleview, Laiten Varner and Casey Varner both of Ft. Pierce; ve grandchildren; four brothers, Nelson Harmon of High Springs, Eddie Harmon (Jody) of Fellsmere, Ronald Harmon of Seymour, Ind., and Troy Harmon (Shaina) of Okeechobee; three sisters, Jean Harmon of W inni eld, Louisiana, Julia Stearns of West Palm Beach and Lori McClure (Minh) of West Palm Beach; grandchildren, Trey, Lillie, Rachel, Natalie, Kamrynn. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until services at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 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. Ethel Mae Kibler, 68OKEECHOBEE — Ethel Mae Kibler went to be with our Lord March 27, 2014. She was born March 20, 1946 in Amissville, Va. to Earl and Viney Judd Holmes. A resident of Okeechobee for 35 years, she was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. She enjoyed spending time with her family and horses. Mrs. Kibler was preceded in death by her husband, Orville “Junior” Kibler, Jr. and her brother, Tim Holmes. She is survived by her son, Tony Kibler (Lori); daughter, Theresa McNitt (Les) all of Okeechobee; ve grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Jerry Holmes (Kim); mother, Viney Holmes all of Deer eld Beach; sister-inlaw, Debbie Holmes of Stuart; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 3 p.m. until services at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Bobby White of ciating. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972.James Virgil Parks, 58OKEECHOBEE — James Virgil Parks died March 27, 2014. He was born Sept. 12, 1955 in Lou Gap, Ky. to the late Garvin and Mary Mullins Parks. A resident of Okeechobee for 25 years, he owned and operated Parks Construction and Concrete. He enjoyed NASCAR, shing, hunting, horse racing, sports and spending time with his family. Mr. Parks was preceded in death by his son, Jamie Parks. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jackie Hale Parks of Okeechobee; son, Tim Parks (Rhonda) of Mount Sterling, Kentucky; daughter, Lora Williams (Shawn) of Smith eld, North Carolina; grandson, Kennedy Williams of Smitheld, North Carolina; two brothers, Earl Parks (Shirley) of Frenchburg, Kentucky and Jerome Parks (Brenda) of Jeffersonville, Kentucky; three sisters, Priscilla Davis (Donald) of Jeffersonville, Kentucky, Margaret Gross (Jimmy) of Frenchburg, Kentucky and Henrietta Ferguson (Ralph) of Hazelgreen, Kentucky. The family will receive friends 12 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor Rick Aspden of More 2 Life Ministries of ciating. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News March 30, 2014 Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com Sign up for Shockwaves swim team April 14-16The Okeechobee County Recreation Department will hold sign ups for the Shockwaves swim team April 14, 15 and 16 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Sports Complex Pool. Registration includes a $15 application fee and a $60 team fee. Swim suit and meet fees are not included in the registration fees. For information, call the pool ofce at 863-467-7667.Color Craze 5K Run/Walk to bene t Pregnancy CenterA Color Craze 5-K Run/Walk for Life will be held Saturday, April 19 at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4601 S.R. 710 N. The race will start at 10 a.m. The registration fee on the day of the event is $50. If you register before March 25 the entry fee is $40. You can register online or in person at the Pregnancy Center, 808 N.E. Park St. Children 12 and under are free. For information, call 863-467-8748.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SUPPORT LOCAL ECONOMY SUPPORT LOCAL ECONOMY New Furniture For Less! INSTANT FREE DELIVERYHighpoint Furniture2346 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, Fl 863-382-0600C GHours: MonSat. 10-5 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 12 p.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North IZZYS BACK at NEW Location 11055 Hwy 441 North Rite Tire of Okeechobee, LLC863-467-1010 863-634-6258Hours 7-6 Mon-Fri 7 Okeechobee News March 30, 2014 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Prices a little softer this week on some cattle but still good. We are still seeing smiles as everyone picks up their check! Steers 600-650# were up $4 and heifers 500-550# and 600-650# were up $4-$5. Fra-Mar, Okeechobee, topped the calf market with a high of $3.55 bought by B & M Cattle. Capote Cattle, Hialeah and Corrigan Ranch, Vero Beach, topped the cow market with a high of 1.17 bought by Central Beef. We have three, young Charolais bulls and one Angus bull for sale! Call 863-763-3127. Todd Farm Credit of Florida representatives stopped by the Okeechobee Livestock Market on Tuesday to surprise everyone there for the Tuesday sale with free lunch. Farm Credit representatives paid all of the lunch tickets at the Okeechobee Livestock Market’s restaurant. “It’s our way of saying thank you for the hard work it takes to provide food for all A mericans,” said Ashley Layson of Farm Credit of Florida. The event was part of Farm Credit’s observation of National Ag Week. Supported by the Agriculture Council of A merica, The National Ag Week program encourages every American to:  Understand how food and ber products are produced;  Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products;  Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy; and,  Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and ber industry. About Farm Credit Of Florida Farm Credit of Florida’s $829 million portfolio includes many of Florida’s leading agribusiness owners. Headquartered in Royal Palm Beach, the cooperative has of ces in Alachua, Arcadia, Homestead, Live Oak, Ocala, Okeechobee, Palatka, West Palm Beach, Trenton, Vero Beach and Wauchula. Farm Credit honors manycattlemen by buying lunch Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenWade Kempfer, 8, and Wes Kempfer, 10, were among those enjoying a free lunch at the Okeechobee Livestock Market on Tuesday, courtesy of Farm Credit.

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March 30 is Doctor’s Day. Here are some tips to help with communicating with your doctor.  Write a list of questions and concerns before your doctors visit. In the midst of their appointments, many people forget what they wanted to ask their doctor. The best way to avoid this problem is to write out a list of questions and concerns. Y our family members can write down questions too.  Write down instructions and information your doctor gives you. If you have a new diagnosis, write it down and get the correct spelling. Also ask w hat further tests or treatments you may need and write those down too.  Share information. Tell your doctor about any current symptoms. If there are several, rank them in order of which ones are the most critical. Do not be embarrassed to share information about y our health and your body. Health issues can be dif cult to talk about, but it is important that your doctor has all the information so he/she can recommend the best possible care.  Don’t wait to be asked. If your doctor does not speci cally ask for information that you think is important, tell him/her.  Repeat the instructions or process back to your doctor. Repetition will help you both know if you understand the instructions given for taking medication or using new equipment.  Ask for written materials about your diagnosis, medication or condition. Doctors and healthcare facilities can provide patients with written information regarding diagnoses, tests, procedures, medications and medication side effects.  When speaking with your physician, ask him/her to clarify anything that you do not understand. If your doctor’s explanation still isn’t clear, try asking your nurse. Sometimes just hearing someone else explain information in a slightly different way can clear up confusion or misunderstandings.  Follow up. If you realize afterwards that you have questions, your symptoms get worse or if you need to make a test appointment or nd out test results, call your doctor. Raulerson Hospital offers a free physician referral line. Callers can nd doctors who specialize in their condition and accept their insurance. They can even schedule an appointment. For a free physician referral call: 863-763-9228. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 DONT IGNORE YOUR PAIN. DISCOVER YOUR OPTIONS.If youre living with joint pain, you should know that it doesnt have to be this way. You have expert care available right here at Raulerson Hospital. Our board certified orthopedic surgeons, perform total joint replacements. Raulerson Hospital has been recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performing Hospital on Key Quality Measures, including Surgical Care.Visit RaulersonHospital.com or call 763-9228 to find a physician or learn more about our orthopedic services. Free Checking We Believe In You Completely Free Business Checking This free business checking option is convenient and opens up a world of features to your business no matter the size. No Minimum Balance No Monthly Maintenance Fee Free Online Banking with Bill Pay Free Business Debit MasterCard 500 Free Monthly Transaction Items*We Believe In You And Your Business! Tabitha Trent Branch Manager/VP Open A New Business Checking Account & Get up to $125 OFF Standard Checks to get started! *if you deposit more than $10,000 in currency or if more than 500 items process through this account monthly on a regular basis, we may notify you that the account may need to be transferred to CSB’s commercial analysis checking product.2100 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863)763-5573 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 8 Okeechobee News March 30, 2014 Tips help patients communicate with doctors Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESSeminole Students of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of March 7: Dashawn Lamb, Jamiyah Worthen, Peyton Thomas, Kordell Thomas, Kristopher Cowles, Angel Jaimes, Clayton Wolf, Myra Cruz, Zeb Wilkerson, Viviana Morales, Jayla Leon, Alicia Hilario, Merlina Ruiz, Adamaris Fernandez, Rayne Rallis, Gabriel Ruiz, Regan Downing, Jasmin Alanis, Alyssa Sage, Mayte Orta-Santos, Jasmine Vickers, Gage Whitman, Selena Rivera, Priscilla Rodriguez, Lynden Mingo, Faith Caldwell and Aaron Gould.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Okeechobee News March 30, 2014 at the sheriff’s of ce. The six hopefuls Thursday, March 27 had to run 1.5 miles for time; had 1 minute to do as many pushups as they could; 1 minute to do as many sit-ups as they could; had to do as many pull-ups as they could before turning loose of the bar; lift and ip heavy tractor tires; and, of course, shoot. Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) Deputy Sergeant Rob Coleman said the hopefuls also had to sit down with SRT leaders and assistant leaders to answer a set of questions. Trying out for the elite unit w ere OCSO deputies Jose Garduno, Yero Todman, Ben Lisle and Steve McKinley. Fire/ medics Jarrod Akins and Robert Walter, from Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue (OCF/R), w ere also trying to make the team. The SRT unit is the same as the more commonly-known SWAT team — only the name is different. The team is called upon w hen situations dictate that these highlyspecialized men be the rst to face the unknown and make it safe for others. While they were competing against each other in many of the exercises, that did not include shooting. Deputy Matt Hurst, one of the unit’s team leaders, said the shooting range was a quali er for the gun-carrying deputies. “Gun-carrying deputies must shoot at 90 percent. SWAT standards are 90 percent,” he explained. “The medics have to shoot, but their shooting is not a quali er because they are not gun-carrying law enforcement of cers.” And while shooting at targets from distances of 1 yard up to 25 yards sounds easy, it must be taken into consideration w hat the hopefuls had to endure before they actually stepped on the range. After doing the 1.5-mile run those trying out for the squad were taken to the gun range where they had to ip a 250to 300pound tractor tire end-over-end along a 14y ard course, then ip a second tire back to their starting point. “That will show their drive and strength,” explained Deputy Hurst, who said those qualities are needed when they are called upon to carry someone out of harm’s way. As an example of the time it took to complete this exercise, Fire/medic Akins covered the course in 42.1 seconds while Deputy Garduno did it in 39.6 seconds. As for the shooting exercise, all of those trying out for the team were forced to put their body under stress before they took to the course. The course consisted of six stations and the shooter was required to stop at each station and re two shots, then go through the course the opposite direction and re two more shots from each station. Prior to this, however, they each had to run up the dirt berm surrounding the range; run along the top of the berm that circles the range; come down the berm; then, drop and do 25 pushups. After the pushups, they went to a barrel where they found their handgun in pieces. At that point, they had to re-assemble their weapon, load it, then advance to the shooting stations. “The purpose of the running and pushups is to put their body under stress,” said Deputy Hurst. Re-assembling their guns, he continued, “checks their motor skills.” To their credit, everyone trying out for the team completed their physical tests. Now, all they have to do is wait to see if they did enough to become a member of the SRT unit — which may be harder than the physical strain. SRTContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppOkeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Deputy Matthew Grumbling did 12 one-handed pullups Thursday, March 27, during training for the OCSO Special Response Team. The Florida Department of Transportation advises drivers to use caution in areas w here road work is under way, Road work planned this week includes the following.Okeechobee County SR 710 from SR 70 to the Martin County line: Maintenance project: Crews w ill be working on the shoulder and repairing non-paved driveways on both sides of the road. No lane closures are scheduled, however, use caution and watch for workers close to the road.  SR 78 from Okeechobee County line to Lemkin Creek Bridge: Construction project: Expect daytime lane closures with aggers directing traf c Monday through Friday as crews remove and replace the asphalt on the southbound lane and turn lanes throughout the project. Motorists should use caution, be prepared to stop and add time in their schedule to reach their destination. Project improvements include removing and replacing the existing asphalt, adding shoulders, replacing guardrail, and signing and pavement markings. Expected completion is spring of 2014. The contractor is Lawrence Lynch Corp.  SR 70 east of Okeechobee/N.E. 34th Avenue to Williams Road/N.E. 48th Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Crews are relocating utilities along the south side of the road. No lane closures are scheduled, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road.  SR 70 E. from the Okeechobee City limits to N.E. 30th Avenue: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing the sidewalk on both sides of the roadway. No lane closures are scheduled, however, use caution and watch for workers close to the road. Road Watch

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Okeechobee Senior Services Okeechobee Senior Services, your Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) provider may be able to help. EHEAP funds are available for individuals 60 or older who are experiencing a home energy crisis. Types of Help Available • Payment of past due fuel or utility bill • Repair of existing heating or cooling system • Deposit to turn on utilities • Purchase of heating and cooling equipment such as: space heater, blanket, wood, fuel oil, propane, fan or air conditionerCall Cindy Pearce, EHEAP Specialist 863-462-5180 to see if you qualify. Okeechobee Senior Center 1690 NW 9th Avenue • Okeechobee, FL 34972 If you have a gross annual household income that does not exceed: $17,235 for 1 person$23,265 for 2 persons$29,295 for 3 persons$35,325 for 4 persons$41,355 for 5 personsYou may be eligible to receive up to $600 in assistance for energy crisis. A household can receive one season. Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) Automotive DetailingCall for pricing & scheduling863.763.2121ask for the Service DepartmentDouglas JordanAutomotive Detail Manager www.Gilbert-Ford.com Douglas@Gilbert-Ford.com 3175 Highway 441 S. Okeechobee 10 Okeechobee News March 30, 2014 By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News  John’s Leather and Saddle Repair 800 N. Park St., can x it or make anything to do with leather. They repair belts, gun holsters, knife sheaves ... you name it! Their saddle repair is beyond compare! They offer saddle cleaning and oiling. They also sell new and used saddles and tack. They have great rodeo gear and tack for all your riding needs. So, stop in and tell them Tammi sent y ou! They can be reached at 863-824-2600 or 772-201-1741.  Echol’s Plumbing and A/C 2233 U.S. 98 N., has been Okeechobee’s plumbing company since 1975, helping you with all y our commercial and residential needs, doing everything from xing toilets to installing w ater heaters. Now they are a hometown A/C company. In 2012 they started doing air conditioning and refrigeration, servicing every make and model. They also have 24/7 on-call technicians for plumbing and A/C services. They can be reached at 863-763-6461.  Gretchen Robertson, State Farm Insurance Agent has an of ce at 309 N.E. Second St. State Farm has seven wonderful people to take care of all your nancial and insurance needs. They have you covered from auto, life, health and business insurance. They offer free quotes on all of their insurance policies. Financially, they can help you with rolling over your 401K, mutual funds and they have a State Farm bank, w hich is like any other bank and offers car loans, CDs, checking and saving accounts and even credit cards. Stop in and let them help you! They can be contacted at 863-7635561.  Big growth in our web site! Last year, the Okeechobee News website was redesigned, and it’s really been paying off with increased audience and traf c. According to Google Analytics, the visits to our orida. newszap.com website in 2013 increased from 156,330 in 2012 to 509,241 … that’s a 226 percent increase. Page views on our website (which equates to numbers of pages viewed) almost reached a million, as we had 907,450 compared to 366,753 last year … a 148 percent increase. “Unique visitors,” which equates to the number of different people who came to the site, increased to 262,651 ... a gain of 277 percent! I saw this recipe in my Better Homes and Gardens Magazine for this month and I thought I needed to share it with the world. It’s a new twist on a old favorite.Dark Chocolate Bacon CupcakesIngredients : 12 slices bacon, 2 cups allpurpose our, 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 cups white sugar, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 2 eggs, 1 cup cold, strong, brewed coffee, 1 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting. Directions : 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly browned. Drain, crumble and set aside. 2. In a large bowl, stir together the our, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the eggs, coffee, buttermilk and oil. Stir just until blended. Mix in 3/4 of the bacon, reserving the rest for garnish. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, dividing evenly. 3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan set over a wire rack. When cool, arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting and sprinkle reserved bacon crumbles on top. Dust with additional cocoa powder.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 www.thetin shrestaurants.com Open 7 Days a Week 863.357.0722Enjoy Great Seafood during the Lenten season301 N. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee 11 Okeechobee News March 30, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsBailey Kirton dropped down a successful suicide squeeze bunt to score Christian Crews with the winning run to give Okeechobee High School a walk off 2-1 victory over Sebring Thursday night at OHS. Okeechobee had struggled on offense against Sebring righthander Josh Crouch for the rst six innings before Crews beat out an in eld hit, advanced two bases on a bizarre sacri ce bunt, and then scored on Kirton's bunt out in front of the plate, which came w ith two strikes. "I had to get that bunt down," Kirton said. "If it was foul it would have been an out. That w as a big play right there. I was kind of nerv ous and I'm just glad I got it down." Brahmans coach Eric Kindell surprised everybody in the ball park with the gutsy call w ith two strikes that goes against the baseball book of strategy. He said he trusts his team and wants to build their con dence. "Christian kind of gave it away because he took off early on a few pitches, so I took it off for a few pitches. I never thought anybody w ould do it to me so it's a good time to do it," he explained. The entire squad mobbed both Crews and Kirton after the play to celebrate a rare home w in this year for OHS (5-9). "We are taking small steps in the right direction," Kindell said. "The big thing is to be ready at the end of the year. If we keep getting better that is all that matters." Kutter Crawford pitched six strong innings for Okeechobee. He scattered ve hits and struck out 10 batters. Josh Crouch pitched w ell for Sebring as he took the loss despite a strong complete game. He no-hit the Brahmans until the fth. The rst hits were big for the Brahmans. Crews singled to left and stole second. Kevin Coleman came up as a pinch hitter and with two outs ground a single into left eld. Crews beat a strong throw home by Seth Cannady to tie the score, 1-1. Coleman said he stays ready on the bench because he never knows when he'll be called upon to contribute. "I was just thinking to get the ball on the ground and it happened that I got it into the gap and scored him," he added. Coleman said this should be a con dence boost for the team and certainly helps make the gun more enjoyable. Sebring had opened the scoring with a run in the top of the rst. Jordan Austin walked and stole second, Cullen Lovett singled and Austin scored when Jimmy Peck bounced into a double play. Paul Jackson picked up the win in relief for Okeechobee thanks to an outstanding defensive play in the top of the seventh. A pinch hit single put a runner on and pinch runner Jarred Lang tried to go from rst to third on a sacri ce bunt off the bat of Ty Little. At rst it appeared he would get there as no one was covering third base. Crawford somehow dashed back to get the throw and dove and tagged Lang just before he could reach the base safely. That play was big because Austin followed with a single and Lovett walked. Jackson bore down and struck out Peck to end the threat. "Jackson is a leader on this team and to be honest with you I expect him to bear down and get it done," Kindell said. "He wants to move onto the next level, so he has to want to be in that situation. I have con dence in him." Kindell also praised Crawford who was able to have one of his best outings of the year despite walking three batters and hitting two others in the early innings. Kirton said he thinks the team will get a boost of con dence and perhaps use this to get more victories this season. Brahmans ‘squeeze’ out 2-1 win over Blue Streaks Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLayton Thomas swings at a pitch from Josh Crouch of Sebring as catcher Jimmy Peck (left) looks on Thursday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKutter Crawford scattered ve hits in a strong performance against Sebring Thursday.

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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 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The Democratic Womens Club of Okeechobee will have their “rst organizational meeting on A Presentation will be given by Elli Million on Immigration Reform. All like-minded women and their friends are welcome to attend.RSVP is appreciated but not necessary 863.214.4680Saturday, April 5, 2014 11:30AMBeef OBradys private dining room 608 South Parrott Ave Okeechobee 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 12 Okeechobee News March 30, 2014Publish: March 28 & 30, 2014 Blood drive is plannedThe bloodmobile will be in Okeechobee Sunday, March 30 at Walmart from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo on March 30 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen w ill offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds w ill bene t the American Legion veterans' programs. 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 planned for April 1ConKerr Cancer's next sit & sew will be held on Tuesday, April 1 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring y our sewing machine (or serger) and childfriendly fabric and sew with other ladies in our community who want to help put smiles on the faces of children stricken with cancer or battling other life-changing illnesses. This month we will sew pillowcases for the upcoming Easter holiday. Easter pillowcase kits will be available for you to sew at this meeting. For information or to donate material, call Joan at 863-467-0290.Hospice to host yard saleHospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will host a y ard sale Wednesday, April 2 and Thursday, April 3, from 8 a.m. until noon. For information, call 863-467-2321.Book signing set for April 3The Okeechobee County Library will host author Saber on Thursday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m. Saber is appearing for a book signing for his recent release of "Darque Re ections."Church serving sh dinnerSacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., will hold a sh dinner (baked or fried) Friday, April 4 and April 11. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Dinner w ill be served from 4 until 7 p.m. The dinner w ill include sh, potatoes, cole slaw, beverage and dessert. 100-target Fun Shoot slatedOkeechobee Christian Academy will host a 100-target Fun Shoot at the OK Corral Gun Club on Saturday, April 5 Shooters can take the course from 8 until 10 a.m. Lunch will be sponsored by Tin Fish Restaurant. Various levels of sponsorship are available. All proceeds bene t the Okeechobee Christian Academy. For information, contact Sarah at 863-634-2276, or by e-mail at 3krboys@ gmail.com.Courage Kickoff plannedThe Chobee Courage Kickoff will be held Saturday, April 5 at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus starting at 10 a.m. Lots of food, give-a-ways, motivational speakers, music, fun, fun, fun! The rst 100 boys will have a chance to win a $100 gift card. The Chobee Courage Project is a mentoring program for boys ages 12-18. Girls are welcome. Contact Melvin or Shirlean at Martha's House by calling 863-763-2893.Community Choir needs youThe 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.Trail program set for April 7The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will present a program on Palm Beach County's Trail Connections. The program will highlight the connections between the county parks and natural areas. The presentation will be at the Nature Center at Okeeheelee County Park, at 7 p.m., on Monday, April 7 Okeeheelee County Park is located on Forest Hill Blvd., west of Jog road. Call Paul Cummings at 561-963-9906 for information.Red Cross needs volunteersThe Red Cross is always seeking volunteers with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels who are interested in helping when disasters strike. Please attend the Volunteer Job Fair Open House on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Red Cross Service Center, 323 Parrott Ave. For information, call 863-763-2488. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 Bridal Expo set for April 12A Bridal Expo will be held at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St., Saturday, April 12, from 2 until 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. All proceeds bene t My Aunt's House. For information, contact Tammi Kelly at 772708-6764; or, by e-mail at tammiphotos@ gmail.com.Project Prom needs dressesProject Prom needs formal dresses and tuxedoes/for OHS students. Dress donations of all sizes and lengths will be accepted. South Elementary, 2468 SW 7th Ave., will be open Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for teens to try on clothes. OHS IDs are required. To donate, call Tammi at 772708-6764 or Kourtney at 863-634-6225.

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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 SalesGIGANTIC YARD SALE 3435 S.E. 36th. Avenue Friday & Saturday April 4th & 5th, 8am-2pm Crystal lamps, dishes, glasses, Coalport china, crystal, pots, pans, breadmakers, microwave, draperies, rugs, pillows, bedspreads, pictures, vacuum cleaner, luggage, dolls, razor blades, clothes, shoes, cowboy boots, hat, Christmas stuff, tools, 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 Employment Full TimeCLASS A -CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. 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!DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 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 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Employment Full Time 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 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 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it 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. Guns/Supplies Gun & Knife Show LaBelle Civic Center 481 W. Hickpochee Ave. SR 80W LaBelle, FL Sat, April 5, 9-5 Sun, April 6, 9-4 Admission $5.00 Free Parking CWP classes $50. 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. daily Tel: 239-223-3370GunShowsFlorida.comBuy Sell Trade Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Condos/Townhouses RentTaylor Creek Condo 2br./1ba., screened in porch, pool, boat dock, W/D, end unit. $800mo. Move-in special $900. 863-634-0663. 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 13 Okeechobee News March 30, 2014

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NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014 AT 9:00 A.M. AT 17429 NW 242ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (FIELD OFFICE). A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PRECEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICE BY CALLING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. DOROTHY M. MILES CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166 464464 ON 3/30/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014-CP-44 IN RE: ESTATE OF GERALD ETHAN ERWAY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of GERALD ETHAN ERWAY, deceased, whose date of death was December 7, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which 313 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is March 30, 2014. Personal Representative: MARGARET ERWAY 314 Spruce Street East Rochester, NY 14455Attorney for Personal Representatives:GLENN J. SNEIDER, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 280461 Sneider Law 200 SW 9th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863) 467-6570 464540 ON 3/30;4/6/2014 Houses RentOKEECHOBEE 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. 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 RentalsCHARMING CBS COTTAGE 2/1 WITH CARPORT ON PRIVATE REMOTE GATED ENTRANCE ON TAYLOR CREEK, CLOSE TO TOWN. VISIT OUR VIRTUAL TOUR AT www.Lakeokeechobee waterfrontrentals.com 772-215-1680 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 HomeSale Mobile HomeSaleFOR SALE MOBILE HOME ON CANAL, TREASURE ISLAND. 2BD/2BA, FL. ROOM BOAT DOCK, CAR PORT $50,000.00 CALL 863763-8614 MOVE 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 OKEE 1br., New bathroom, ooring, screen rm., covered patio and Air cond. $11,900. Call 863-484-0501. 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 Public Notice Public Notice Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Parts/Repairs2014 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TIRES & RIMS, NEW 20” $1,100.00 CALL 634-3040 FOR SALE 5 WHEELS FOR A TRAILER OR A 5TH WHEEL ONLY, 6 HOLE PATTERN, LIKE NEW $30.00 EACH CALL 357-2292 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeRFP #2014-08 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FL INVITATION TO BID POOL CHEMICALS AND BULK TANK BID Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, hereby requests sealed bids for the supply and delivery on an annual basis of pool chemicals consisting of sodium hypochlorite (liquid chlorine) and non-fuming Pool Acid to the Sports Complex swimming pool located at 580 NW 27th Lane, Okeechobee, FL. Contractor shall also include the installation of a 1,000 gallon minimum capacity High Density Polyethylene tank if the Contractor cannot supply a visual inspection as speci ed in 5240.44 of the South Florida Building Code-Hazardous Storage Section for the existing tank. The Agreement will be for a term of one (1) year, and may be renewed for up to two (2) additional one-year terms, upon mutual written consent of the parties. Bids should be submitted on the “Invitation to Bid” summary sheet. Detailed speci cations may be obtained from Albe Scoggins, Parks and Recreation Director, 640 NW 27th Lane, Okeechobee, FL 34972, (863) 763-6950. Bids are due no later than Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. and shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked “OKEECHOBEE COUNTY POOL CHEMICALS AND BULK TANK BID, RFP #2014-08”. Proposals are to be submitted to: Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Bids received after the deadline for submission will not be opened or considered. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; FAIR HOUSING & HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE JURISDICTION. Okeechobee County reserves the right to waive formalities or informalities, to reject or award any and all bids or part(s) thereof, or to negotiate further with any or all bidders and accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery of bids to the County. Responses to the “Invitation to Bid” will be submitted to the Board of County Commissions on or after May 08, 2013, with recommendation(s) for bid award(s). Sharon Robertson, Clerk Frank Irby., Chairman Okeechobee County, Florida Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners 464559 ON 3/30/2014 14 Okeechobee News March 30, 2014 ACROSS 1 Gp. co-founded by Victor Herbert 6 Bonkers 10 Harbinger 14 Cheri of Scary MovieŽ 15 ... __ the dreadful thunder / Doth rend the regionŽ: HamletŽ 16 Gossipy Barrett 17 Specific gravity 20 Vietnamese observance 21 Hitch 22 Vintage cars 23 Onetime Kenny G label 25 Play with robots 26 Linebacker Manti __, 2012 Heisman Trophy finalist 29 Publicly traded investment company with a limited number of shares 33 Wagner works 34 Do a hitch in the military 35 Put away 38 Dove competitor 40 Slangy turnarounds 41 Settings for Manet 43 Finished a flighttraining requirement 45 Mad man? 48 Agnus __ 49 Auction ending? 50 Take out 53 1977 medical novel 55 Time of jour 57 Baa maid? 58 Classic childrens novel, and what to look for in this puzzles three other longest answers 62 __ of Sandwich 63 This cant be happening!Ž 64 Script parts 65 Additionally 66 E or G, e.g. 67 A bit daft DOWN 1 Angiogram image 2 Take the helm 3 Irish musical ensemble __ Woman 4 Altar constellation 5 Road trip refresher 6 __ lamp 7 Universal donors type, briefly 8 Food fish 9 Successful squeeze play result 10 ... __ they sayŽ 11 What humidity measures 12 Forest friend of Frodo 13 Dissenting vote 18 Hold your horses, Im comingŽ 19 Unhip types 24 Like right-lane traffic, usually 25 Goodwill store transaction 27 Green condition? 28 Laudatory verses 30 Helpful tip for a puzzle solver? 31 Behind the CandelabraŽ co-star 32 Like the Middle Ages 35 Large quantity 36 Account 37 Company bigwigs 39 Get it, daddy-o?Ž 42 Note next to a red F, maybe 44 Green shade 46 Church VIP 47 You __ worryŽ 51 Rockin RobinŽ chorus word 52 Itty 54 Peace Prize city 55 On its way 56 Platte River tribe 58 Leaves in a bag 59 Kubricks out-ofcontrol computer 60 Sigma preceder 61 2016 Olympics host By Pancho Harrison (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 03/27/14 03/27/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? 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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. 15 Okeechobee News March 30, 2014

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Jim ArrigoOwner & PresidentJohn ArrigoVice President & General Manager 5851 SOUTH US HIGHWAY 1., FT. PIERCEJUST SOUTH OF MIDWAY ROAD1-855-374-5019 STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM 6:00 PM SERVICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:30 AM 6:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM € Sun: ClosedArrigoFtPierce.com 1Ulrich Rd Saeger Ave Easy St Sunshine BlvdOleander Ave Ft. Pierce € West Palm € Sawgrass 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 REC EIV E A NO-EXTRA CHARGE2-YEAR MAINTENANCE PLAN + 24-HOUR ROADSIDE AS SISTANCE .Exclu sions ap ply. Se e de a le r f or com ple te de t a ils. 16 Okeechobee News March 30, 2014