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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) has issued a warning that someone is calling local residents and demanding money to keep them, or a family member, from being arrested. According to the sheriff’s of ce the calls apparently started about a week ago. OCSO Public Information Of cer Michele Bell, said the sheriff’s of ce received eight complaints on Monday, March 31, alone. As of Wednesday, April 2, the sheriff’s of ce had received nine complaints. So far, she added, there’s only been one victim. That person apparently lost $750 to the scammer. What’s happening is this: The man, who identi es himself as Lieutenant James Hall from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, calls and leaves a message asking the victim to please call him. When that call is returned, he tells the victim there are charges pending and / or warrants calling for either their arrest or the arrest of a family member. He then goes on to demand money in order for the victim, or their family member, to avoid arrest. “He’s very bold. He’s targeting Okeechobee County residents,” said OCSO Detective Lieutenant Brad Stark. The scammer has demanded anywhere from $240 to $750. Friday, April 4, 2014 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 41 13.55 feetLast Year: 13.76 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. OHS softball team beats Glades Day ... Page 8 IRSC to add industrial training lab ... Page 2 Free shing weekend ... Page 10 Special to the Okeechobee News Registration is now under way for the 2014 Summer Semester at Indian River State College with a wide variety of educational opportunities to launch a career or re-train for a new direction in life. IRSC offers over 150 programs ranging from Quick Job Training to two-year Associate Degree programs and fouryear Bachelor’s Degree programs. Summer I classes begin May 7 and Summer II classes begin June 26 at IRSC campuses in Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, Stuart, Okeechobee and St. Lucie West. Convenient online courses and degree programs are offered every semester through IRSC’s Virtual Campus. Registration opens for IRSC summer classes Special to the Okeechobee NewsIndian River State College counselor, Alex Anez (left), assists a student with registration. IRSC also offers the convenience of online registration. Girls basketball team honored ... Page 8 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee City Council approved a project designed to change an old trailer park community into an attractive commercial location at their regular meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. After uneventful public hearings the council voted to approve a small scale future land use map amendment and a rezoning application for the nearly 2.6 acre parcel located at the southeast corner of East North Park Street and Southeast 10th Avenue. The city planning board, in a meeting March 20, recommended approval, with few concerns raised or debated. The zoning was changed from mobile home to heavy commercial. Planner Bill Brisson said everyone is familiar with the property which is located in the main commercial corridor in the city. They are currently permitted to have 15 mobile homes on the property. The project is consistent with the city comprehensive plan, “There won’t be an y signi cant impacts that we can see from the proposed development.” The planner endorsed both applications for the zoning change and comprehensive plan amendment. A traf c study will be required during the site plan and revie w process. Brisson predicted the project would generate 100 vehicle trips per day. Councilman Dowling Watford said this location appeared to be a perfect spot for this type of project. Developer Carol Word plans to develop a mix of retail and a restaurant on the property. A nal public hearing on the rezoning only will be held on Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. Mr. Brisson said the site plan and review process is designed Trailer park to be replaced with retail businesses S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See SCAM— Page 8 See CITY — Page 5 See IRSC — Page 8 OCSO warns public of phone scam

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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. IZZYS BACK at NEW Location 11055 Hwy 441 North Rite Tire of Okeechobee, LLC863-467-1010 863-634-6258Hours 7-6 Mon-Fri 2 Okeechobee News April 4, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News Training in the industrial trades in Okeechobee will take a major step forw ard with the development of a large, wellequipped Multi-Functional Industrial Lab at the Indian River State College Dixon Hendry Campus. In action taken March 18, the District Board of Trustees approved $290,000 to create a modern 2,700 square-foot lab accommodating new training programs in diesel mechanics, air conditioning, and other indemand industrial certi cation elds. The lab w ill feature exible, dividable space that can be easily adapted to general manufacturing, customized training for new industries, and other opportunities to support workforce and economic development throughout the county. "Renovation of the classrooms will begin immediately with the intent of having the lab ready for classes by late summer," said Dr. Edwin Massey, IRSC President. "This MultiFunctional Industrial Lab is the most recent step in the expansion of practical workforce training at the Okeechobee Campus." The rst 18 graduates of IRSC's new Registered Nursing program in Okeechobee are completing their clinical internships at Raulerson Hospital and the Okeechobee Health Care Facility, and will graduate with their Associate in Nursing degrees in May. Automotive classes in the evening enable adult Okeechobee residents to earn ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certi cations in areas such as brakes and engine repair, as well as a degree, while 15 high school students are enrolled in a Dual Enrollment Automotive Technology program offered as a partnership between IRSC and Okeechobee High School. "The collaboration between IRSC and the Okeechobee School District bene ts students in so many ways. Dual Enrollment has been one of the most successful programs enabling high school students to accelerate their progress to a college degree at no cost to their parents," said Phoebe Raulerson, Vice-Chair of the Okeechobee Board of Trustees and retired Okeechobee Superintendent of Schools. Over 150 Okeechobee students are now taking advantage of Dual Enrollment to earn high school and college credits simultaneously, saving time and money in obtaining a college degree. IRSC also recently obtained an Alternative Agriculture Planning Grant from the USDA to introduce and assess aquaculture opportunities, particularly aquaponics and hydroponics, in the county. As a rst step, the college is collaborating with Okeechobee High School to offer an Introduction to Aquaculture program for high school students, which will serve as a feeder program to a college degree in aquaculture. A new agricultural course in pesticide application prepares Okeechobee residents for licensure and employment at golf courses and nurseries. "Hands-on training in the trades is extremely important for workforce development in Okeechobee," said Christa Luna, who serves on the IRSC Board, representing Okeechobee. "IRSC is stepping up with the expansion of industrial trade programs and the development of a state-of-the-art industrial lab to serve the county." For more information about IRSC programs and services in Okeechobee, call 863824-6000. IRSC plans $290,000 industrial training lab Today: Partly cloudy. High 86F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: A few clouds. Low 64F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastSaturday: Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High 88F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 64F. Winds light and variable. Sunday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 90F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Sunday Night: A few clouds. Low 67F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Monday: Partly cloudy skies early. A few showers developing later in the day. High 92F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Okeechobee Forecast Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyConserve waterApril is Water Conservation Month in the City of Okeechobee. Mayor Jim Kirk (right) presented the proclamation to Gary Ritter, Service Center Director for the South Florida Water Management District in Okeechobee.

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W ild animals If you live in the Lazy 7 or Sunset Air Strip area, you should be aware that wild animals such as coyotes, raccoons and even a wild hog have been seen in the neighborhood at night. They are attracted to the area b y food. Do not leave garbage outside unless it is in a garbage can with a locking lid. Don’t put your garbage cans and bags out on the c urb until the morning of pickup. We all need to do what we can to avoid attracting nuisance wildlife into the residential areas. Sheriff’s budget There are many ways to keep your property secure but most of them are against t he law.  Everybody wants to blame the county c ommissioners because they don’t want to raise our taxes to give the sheriff what he w ants. Why is it that other counties the same s ize as us operate their Sheriff dept. with less money? Our commissioner’s gave the sheriff up to $4 million more than some of the other counties our size. Is the problem with how the money is being spent? I watched t he budget meetings last year and the sheriff was given the opportunity to explain his b udget line by line to the taxpayers and he didn’t do it. He simply said “I need this much money.” The county administrator took the s heriff’s budget and showed how the department could be operated on the funds t hat the county gave him. Some examples of c utting expenses was to cut the number of v ehicles, I think he has around 122 vehicles. T he administrator recommended surplusing around 20 vehicles. The sheriff lets around 80 vehicles to be driven home nightly. How many taxpayers have witnessed the sheriff department vehicles being used for personal b usiness when the of cer is off duty, out of uniform, hauling family members around, and the cars being drive home and personal use?  Remember the money that the sheriff is asking for is the current budget year not next year’s budget. If you give the sheriff his money right now from some other source, how do you propose we get that money for next year and the following years?  I know Florida sheriffs frequently assist the cities with investigations and handle calls within the city when the city is too busy or short staffed. So, now we need to see how many calls were in the city PD jurisdiction and how many were county. Maybe we need to focus on bee ng up the city PD or the sheriff needs to absorb the city PD.  There are so many issues that the sheriff’s of ce could focus on. Cops are not parents. Cops are not here to think for you, they are here to investigate crimes. Also I have noticed this: It seems that local law in focusing more on quantity and not quality. They focus on how many cars can they stop, how many citations or warnings are issued, how many calls for service. The leadership focuses on the same numbers as well. Yet they are not focusing on known high crime areas and issues. They try to investigate, but get pressured they are taking too long on a call and to get freed up for the next call. Most of the time the next call isn’t a law enforcement issue. We have lost the ability to take care or ourselves because our sheriff will do it for us. I am sure he is getting tired of hearing complaints on issues that really are not the sheriff’s job. I am sure he is tired of hearing complaints because someone wasn’t pleased by the service from his deputy.  In reference to deputies using their cars for personal use. I think that is wrong and if seen, you have smart phones, take a picture. If you see a deputy buying a week’s worth of groceries, take a picture. But on the other hand if you see a deputy buy their lunch or dinner at a grocery store to bring home because he/she doesn’t have time to cook, good for them. I am against abusing the take home car program but I am for deputies taking home their cars. It’s been studied time and time again by watch dog groups and has proven to be more effective and cheaper. The cars last longer when a deputy takes it home. He takes better care of the car. The sheriff succeeds in being higher pro le with more cars on the road. But seeing deputies picking their kids up from various places and the deputy buy a week’s worth of groceries or shopping in Walmart for something not cop related or essential for the day’s activities is wrong. Not all deputies do that, just a few, and they should be singled out and addressed by their superiors. Abuse at the boys schoolI’m glad they are making a movie about the abuse that went on at the boys school. It needs to be told. It’s a shame that it has taken so long. Those boys were children. They were afraid to tell the truth. There are some people out there who have gotten away with murder. There is corruption going on now. People don’t see or hear anything. It’s best to shut up. They lie on people, send people to prison that shouldn’t be there. They know they can and do get away with lying on people because people are afraid to tell the truth. So, they listen to people who say to keep your mouths shut. Our town is run by our county commissioners, the sheriff department and bought government. What you know could get you killed. Dead people carry no tales. Corruption is still going on. People are afraid to talk. The people who committed this crime are probably dead. The only justice that will be served will be done by God. What about the next generation? You will never know until it happens to one of your children. Do you quit loving your children because society says they need to be locked up? Would you want your child dead or abused because he made a mistake as a youth or maybe he was lied on and no one cares if they are dead or abused. It happened so let’s pretend it never did. Forget it. Drugs is one of the biggest abusers there is, and one of the biggest economy making there is. People ignore it because of the money it’s bringing in. We pay with our children’s minds and lives because of drugs. We need to clean our town of this mess, and make people aware of all the corruption that goes along with drugs. We need to make our town a safer and a happy community for all our kids. We owe it to our children to be strong enough and care enough to do what we can for them. God bless the ones who came forth and reported. I hope and pray there are no others. If there are others, please let their story be told. We need to face the shame and degradation it has brought to our town and make it right. Please do not ignore or pretend i t never happened. Do not let the canker sor e keep festering. R.M. Gray OkeechobeeMain Street appreciates visitOkeechobee Main Street would like to thank Ronni Wood the Coordinator of Florida Main Street for coming to our town and sharing her experience and ideas with Main Street and the City of Okeechobee. Main Street would also like to thank Mayor Kir k and City Administrator Brian Whitehall fo r coming to the Main Street of ce and talking to our state coordinator about this grea t organization. It was an afternoon of discovery and information for Okeechobee Main Street. It was a pleasure and honor to have ou r state coordinator nd time to meet with us and give her guidance and support. Okeechobee Main Street is a vital par t of this community and we look forward to continuing to improve our downtown are a and celebrate Okeechobee’s history. Inves t in your community, become a member o f Main Street by calling Sharie at 863-357-6246 or visit our website at www.okeechobeemainstreet.org. Sharie Turgeon Executive Director, Okeechobee Main Street April 4, 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! Special to the Okeechobee News(L to R) Maureen Burroughs, Mayor Jim Kirk, Florida Main Street Coordinator Ronni Wood and Brian Whitehall.

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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 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 5 Okeechobee News A pril 4, 2014 to address any concerns with the speci c project. Councilman Devin Maxwell said he thought this was a good project. He noted the current use is an eyesore for the community. Maxwell admitted he would have liked a more speci c project proposal. Both the rezoning and comprehensive plan amendments were approved unanimously. Mr. Brisson reported there is more activity and interest in development in the city right now. He did not predict a boom but a steady increase in activity in the next year. Fire Chief Herb Smith said the city has been able to maintain their current insurance ratings. Each city receives a rating from the Insurance Services Of ce. The ladder truck the city obtained from Pinellas Park a few y ears ago helped the city maintain the current rating, which impacts homeowner and business re insurance rates. He noted the v ast majority of the city limits is served by re hydrants. "They look for response time, how many re ghters are on scene, dispatching from the time someone picks up a phone and dials 911, all that comes into play. This is highly complex formulas," he added. Chief Smith said some insurance company's do not use the ISO rating. In Florida it is widely used but in some states has been totally eliminated. "Every homeowner should be diligent to let their agent know that our rating has changed. Obviously they aren't going to contact you," he said. Sprinkler systems, re alarms, and other protections are important things to tell your insurance agent so you can get credit and perhaps lower insurance bills, Smith added. Mayor Jim Kirk also issued proclamations that stated April is Water Conservation Month, an education effort to help citizens protect and preserve water resources. Ef cient use of water helps promote a healthy and productive community and economy, the proclamation stated. Gary Ritter of South Florida Water Management District said he visits several governments during April that endorse the proclamation. He said he appreciated the council for joining with them and the State of Florida and Department of Environmental Protection in raising awareness about water conservation, "As citizens suggested watering is two days per week, most of the communities around the lake adhere to that. Our agriculture community is really in the forefront of development of new and more ef cient ways to use water in our watershed." They want to store more water in the interior of the state and ush less water out to tide, Mr. Ritter added. "Water will become even more valuable as population grows. The state of Florida proposed a signi cant budget for the Everglades restoration to implement these projects to store more water this year," he said. The Lakeside Ranch Water Treatment A rea, the Nubbin Slough Treatment Area and the Taylor Creek Storm Water area could all store more water under this initiative. Mr. Whitehall commended Mr. Ritter for their support in a ditch-cleaning project along Southeast Seventh Avenue that is now underway. The Water Management District endorsed the city effort to receive a $250,000 grant to help fund this project. The mayor also proclaimed April as Fair Housing Month in the city. This initiative was instituted in the Civil Rights Act of 1968.Cross walks debatedCity Administrator Brian Whitehall said bids for the 12 crosswalks planned on the 70/441 project came in about $38,000 more than expected. The bid cost was $110,208. Its expected construction work could begin in May or June. The original estimate was $104 per square yard and the low bid was just under $160 per square yard. The city could scale back the project, eliminate the cross walks, or pull from other budget items, like street paving. "Everyone knows that if we don't have crosswalks at the intersection it'll become an interstate going through town," he noted. Councilman Maxwell said a 50-percent increase in the expected price was a problem. He stated he thought the FDOT might be able to cut other parts of the project. "This was a tough situation to be in, with no control over the bidding and the costs. You can't accept a 50 percent increase. The position they've taken is simply not reasonable or any that a government can tolerate." Mr. Maxwell said these crosswalks were originally promised and he didn't like the idea at all of having city funds pay for it. He said the city wants the cross walk but are not willing to pay more. "We just can't make money in the middle of a budget year," he added. Mr. Whitehall said he has been told that the FDOT changed policy and now require all local governments to pay these costs. They were noti ed last fall that the city would have to pay for these cross walks. Mayor Kirk said FDOT has their own kingdom and they can make any decision they want to, "They could not care less about Okeechobee, if we don't put the money in, they won't do the project." Councilman Williams said at this price it is above his threshold. He suggested the city ask for their money back and let them just paint the cross walks. "They would have been nice because I've seen them in other cities. In our town, the most that intersection gets used comes election time. We've made it by this far, I know it'll be more complicated, but we can nd a way to use $110,000 to the betterment of the city. I can't support this anymore." The city considered putting in the crosswalks themselves but didn't want to tear up an entirely new road and then add to the inconvenience of motorists angered from an estimated 18 months of traf c woes. "I think that would be a monumental mistake. They aren't giving us many options here," the mayor added. Councilman Watford said he had to weigh bene t to cost and despite his view that it was a worthwhile project; the city committed $70,000 and can't go any higher. He noted at rst the project wouldn't have cost the city anything. "I'm not comfortable spending that kind of money. A new re truck or several police cars, something tangible, (maybe) this is just an aesthetic type thing. It would be nice, but in my heart I just can't vote to spend that kind of money for this kind of a project." Mayor Kirk also worried if the city could receive the money placed in escrow, roughly $72,000, if they didn't send the additional funds. Councilman Watford said a letter to representative Cary Pigman and Senator Denise Grimsley might also be a worthwhile effort to let them know the city was not happy with this process. Maxwell said small communities should have more cost certainty. He said the FDOT policy was awed. Mr. Watford said the city had been dealt with unfairly. They will draft and send a letter to the legislative delegation. CITYContinued From Page 1

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Moose will host a dinnerOkeechobee Moose Lodge, #1753, inv ites you to join them for fun in the lodge. Friday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. Kitchen is open Sunday, April 6, from 8 until 11 a.m. for a $5 breakfast. Monthly Moose Rally is in the Tiki on Saturday, April 12, for music, camp re and food. Come out and enjoy all our activities and bring your friends to see what the Moose is all about. All proceeds bene t Moose charities.Eagles host steak dinnerCypress Hut Eagles, 4509, will serve choice rib eye steak and seafood dinners on Friday, April 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment by The Harpers. Saturday, April 5, is the monthly birthday bash with dinner being Dennis' baked chicken starting at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment by Private Practice. Sunday, A pril 6, is southern fried chicken starting at 2 p.m. with the Eagle Riders riding for Victim's Rights. Tuesday, April 8, is the weekly dart tournament with hamburgers being sold. The public is invited. Proceeds from these events go to various community and national charities. For more information, please call Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Church holds sh dinnerSacred Heart Catholic Church, at 701 S.W. Sixth St., will hold a sh dinner (baked or fried) on the following dates: Friday, April 4 and 11. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Time is 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner includes: sh, potatoes, cole slaw, beverage and dessert. Please join us!High school rodeo at ag centerThe Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center will host Florida High School Rodeo Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6 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. The public is invited to w atch. Spectator admission is free.Family fun day to be heldFamily Fun Day for David "Fish" Beck is on Saturday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at the Lakeport Community Center. Bounce houses, dunk tanks, pie eating contests and much more. Entertainment will be provided by the Jake Hair Band. For information, call 863-634-2120. W omen Democrats to meetThe Democratic Women's Club of Okeechobee will have its rst meeting on Saturday, April 5 at 11:30 a.m. at Beef O'Brady's private dining room, 608 S. Parrot Ave. in Okeechobee. Speaker will be Elli Million on Immigration Reform. All like-minded women are welcome to attend. RSVP appreciated but not necessary by calling 863-214-4680.CAP will host fundraiserThe Okeechobee Civil Air Patrol will host a fundraiser at the Walmart shopping center this Saturday, April 5 Funds collected will be used to help cadets go to a week-long Summer Encampment at Camp Blanding along with other Cadet Programs. A 2014 Calendar put together by the cadets will be available, while supplies last, for donations of $5 or more. They will also collect "Cell phones for Soldiers." If you have an old cell phone, reset it to factory defaults and drop it in their collection box.100-target Fun Shoot slatedOkeechobee Christian Academy will host a 100-target Fun Shoot at 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. Various levels of sponsorship are available. Don't miss the food, fun and fellowship! All proceeds to bene t Okeechobee Christian Academy. Call Sarah at 863-634-2276 or email 3krboys@ gmail.com for information.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 welcome). Contact: Martha's House (Melvin or Shirlean) at 863-763-2893.Motorcycle Run to be heldA Motorcycle Run will be held Sunday, April 6 All Proceeds go to Assisting Crime Victims in the 19th Judicial Circuit (Treasure Coast) National Crime Victims' Rights Week. This is the 9th Annual Ride for Rights! Drawings, Bike Show, Bike Games, and more. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Of ce, 4700 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce, 34981. For more information, call Wendy K. Holcombe at 772-8781131 or Lane H. Frye at 772-462-1390.Legion has Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night Bingo on April 6 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 to bene t the American Legion veterans' programs. Open to the public.Community Choir needs you!The 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 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. There is a $15 fee for music and the rehearsal CDs. For information, call Sandy at 863-634-7714.Trail Connections program heldThe Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will present a program on "Palm Beach County's Trail Connections." Highlighting 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 more information.VFW hosts rib dinnerVFW Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host Jim Bowman's famous rib dinner on Friday, April 11 from 6 until 9 p.m. Call to reserve yours today. 863-763-0818.Dinner, dancing offeredThe Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will hold a spaghetti dinner, Tuesday, April 8 from 4 until 7 p.m. Reservations are not required. Music is provided 5 until 8 p.m. All proceeds bene t Shrine charities. For information on the activities o f the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact: Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427, Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200 or the Shrine Club at 863763-3378. The Shrine Club is also available for rentals. Call Rosie at 863-697-8784.Volunteer with the Red CrossAttend the Volunteer Job Fair Open House on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Red Cross Service Center located at 323 Parrott Ave. Call 863-763-2488. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Christopher C. Mayo, 86 OKEECHOBEE Christopher C. Mayo, 86, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. He was born in Huntington, West Virginia and had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1979. He retired from the Huntington West Virginia Fire Department. He loved to sh. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty. Chris is survived by son, Larry and his wife, Linda of Port St. Lucie, Fla. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Huntington, West Virginia. Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. An online guest book may be signed at www.haisleyfuneralhome.com Dexel Waymon Buster' BrockOKEECHOBEE Dexel Waymon "Buster" Brock was called home on April 1, 2014. A lifetime resident of Okeechobee, he was loved and respected in the community as a law enforcement of cer. He served seven years with Okeechobee City Police Department and twenty-three years with Okeechobee County Sheriff's Department. Throughout high school he worked as a cowboy, after graduation he served in the U.S. Army. He then began his law enforcement career until his retirement as Captain from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Department in 2009. After retirement he enjoyed shing, spending time with his family and spoiling his grandchildren and great grandchildren. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, there was nothing he wouldn't do for his family. He was a soul mate to his wife, hero to his daughters and idol to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr. Brock was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Joyce Gill; father, Joseph Glenn Brock; and sister, Cindy Marie Shreves. He is survived by his devoted wife of 40 years, Deborah; daughters, Shannon Henry (Joshua) and Kimberly Allen (Rex) all of Okeechobee; grandchildren, Brandon, Nathan, Kameron, Joshua, Kendrick, Ausum and Aaryianna; great grandchildren, Aiden and Bentley; two brothers, David Gill of Okeechobee and Edward Brock of Florida; sisters, Kathy Simmons (Billy), Mary Cruz (Eddie) all of Okeechobee, Lisa Smith of Madison, and Martha Allen of Moore Haven; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and loved ones. Visitation will be 3 p.m. until services at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may be made to Heroes 4 Hope, 1115 North Parrott AVE, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News April 4, 2014 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Okeechobee News April 4, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Bethany Stuart and Cheyenne Nunez shared the Most Valuable Player and Taylor Trent received the Brahman Award at the annual Lady Brahman basketball banquet W ednesday night at OHS. Coach Morgan Ungerott applauded the efforts of all of her players this year as the Lady Brahmans took a step toward respectability with a much more determined, aggressive, and hard-working team this past season. Ungerott said she stressed attendance at practice, following directions, and above all academics on the team this year and said the team played hard and learned a lot this year. “I enjoyed it. I lost some sleep worrying if I was leading the girls in the right direction but we had more wins, we showed pride, and we took a step forward,” she told the crowd of about 60 people at the high school cafeteria. Ungerott predicted some future success could be coming to the program. “If I can get these kids to work more in the summer, more than they have, I feel we can start off where we nished this year. W e might have lost our last game, but we nished on a high note as a team and were competitive, I think the girls knew that they could win,” she added. Players earning letters included Laporsche Morris one year, Imari Roberts two year, Baylee Farless two years, Hailey Greeson two years, Thaddricka Sanders three years, Nunez two year, Sha’Dajia Williams two year, Trent three year and Stuart four-year letter. Scholar athletes included Nunez, Greeson, Alexus James, Morris, Roberts, Sanders and Stuart. Nunez said she was shocked to win the MVP Award this year. She worked hard in practice and in games and did what she had to do to get her team through some tough games, “It was a very fun experience and I’m really looking forward to next year. I never expect any awards because I do my job and I just love playing the sport.” Nunez admitted she might have been too hard on herself, often losing sleep when she played poorly or the team played poorly. “I always ask myself what didn’t I do that I could have done that was better than what I did. The next day I get over it and it’s a brand new day.” Nunez said she was excited about the future and plans to work with the younger players to make them better. Stuart graduates this year and intends to seek a career in the medical eld as an orthopedic surgeon. She also would like to play college basketball. She has considered a few junior colleges and could decide to walk on at Indian River State College. She also played in this month’s Treasure Coast All-Star Classic and scored six points in the game. Stuart said while she had a solid season, she didn’t exceed her own expectations despite leading the team in scoring and rebounding in a lot of games. She said the MVP was a cool award and she had a lot of fun this year. She advised her teammates to always play hard and do their best. “You de nitely have to play your heart out the entire time especially when you play better teams. You just never know when your last game will be so always play your best,” she added. Trent said she was very excited to win the Brahman Award. She put in a lot of extra work in the summer as she improved her outside shot and all of her basketball skills. She plans to play off-season ball this year. “I put in a lot of work every day. I think we’ll de nitely be a better team next year. I feel like I played hard this year and was motivated out there.” Ungerott thanked all of the parents for their support. She also thanked Jason Anderson her assistant coach for his efforts and devotion to the team. She also presented awards to two team managers. The girls and all interested basketball players were invited to join the Lakeside Basketball program this summer. They plan to have practices weekly on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus gymnasium. Girls basketball team honored at awards banquet Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyGirls basketball coach Morgan Ungerott is anked by her team's Co-MVPs this year, Bethany Stuart (left) and Cheyenne Nunez (right). Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTaylor Trent received the Brahman Award for girls basketball from OHS Coach Morgan Ungerott (right). IRSC has earned a national reputation for quality, while maintaining affordable tuition costs. The college is ranked as the 12th top public regional college in the Southern United States by U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of Best Colleges. Over 1,300 colleges and universities were ranked based on 16 measures of quality, including student/ faculty ratio, class size, faculty credentials, and retention and graduation rates. In addition, IRSC is rated as the fourth most affordable college in the country according to the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency List. IRSC’s tuition is 40% to 50% less than public state universities and many thousands less than career colleges and private universities. The college offers convenient one-stop student services centers to help students o f all ages plan their educational and career path and obtain nancial aid information. Financial aid and scholarships are available for full-time and part-time students. Students can also take advantage of a tuition payment plan. In fact, over $46 million in nancial aid was awarded to IRSC students last year to continue their education for a brighter future. Students are encouraged to apply for nancial aid now for upcoming semesters. The Associate in Arts degree prepares students for Bachelor’s Degree programs at IRSC and for university transfer. Associate in Science degree programs develop the knowledge needed for in-demand careers in technology, health care, business, public safety and many other elds, enabling students to build marketable skills that are attractive to employers. For more information, call the IRSC Call Center at 1-866-792-4772 or visit www.irsc.edu. IRSCContinued From Page 1 When the purported lieutenant gets his hooks into a victim, he tells them to wire him the money via Western Union. Or, said Lt. Stark, he tells them to pay him by using a Green Dot prepaid card. He explained the cardholder can put money on their Green Dot card in Okeechobee, and it can then be used anywhere Visa or MasterCard are used. All the other person needs to know is the card number. In the case in which the victim paid out $750 to keep her mother from being “arrested,” the man told the victim to get a Green Dot money pack from Walmart then call him back with the card number. In this case, the v ictim actually got two cards -one for $250, the other for $500. After giving the con man the card numbers, she felt suspicious and contacted the sheriff’s of ce. OCSO Deputy Steven Pollock responded and, after hearing the victim’s story, he tried calling the cell number left by the scammer -863-224-3223. The rst time the deputy called he got an answering machine so he left a message. Later, he called a second time and a man answered the phone. When the deputy identi ed himself to the scammer, the man went into a profanity-laced tirade. He reportedly told Deputy Pollock he w ould burn the town up and for him to tell the victim that he would get them again. Lt. Stark said detectives also called the 863 number left by the con artist. The detective’s call was received by an answering machine. “He was actually using the name J ames Hall,” said Lt. Stark. In another case, the scammer called a local home and the man of the house answered. According to the report, the scammer asked to speak to the man’s wife and that he needed to talk to her about “... a warrant she had and if they did not cooperate he would send a deputy to their house and she would go to jail.” The man hung up the phone, contacted the sheriff’s of ce and was told this was a scam. OCSO reports also indicate that on at least one occasion the scammer called and left a phone number with a District of Columbia area code. The report lists that phone number as 202-803-5785. In this case, when the woman answered the phone she received a pre-recorded message stating her son would have a warrant issued for his arrest on a charge of bank fraud if she did not pay the money owed. She immediately hung up the phone and called the sheriff’s of ce to report the incident. Deputy Pollock took the woman’s complaint. In his report, he made note that the District of Columbia number used in this case “... has been reported in several reports as a fraud number throughout the United States.” In an unrelated case, another local resident has contacted the OCSO and said they were contacted by a man who said he was soliciting donations for the sheriff’s of ce. “We want people to know, the sheriff’s of ce does not solicit by telephone,” Lt. Stark offered. If you should receive a call from a man soliciting donations for the sheriff’s ofce or claiming to be Lt. James Hall it’s a scam. You should hang up the phone immediately, then report the call to the OCSO at 863-763-3117. SCAMContinued From Page 3

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Fish Busters’ BulletinBy Bob WattendorfFWC The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) scheduled the rst of four, license-free recreational shing days on the rst full weekend in April each year (April 5-6, this year), because it coincides w ith a productive freshwater shing period, w hen the weather is usually pleasant. Many of Florida's recreational sport shes, including black bass, bluegill and redear sun sh, move into shallow waters to spawn during spring, making them more available for anglers to catch. License-free freshwater shing weekends are a great time to introduce other family members, friends and neighbors to shing and see if they and you would like to take up the sport. Besides enjoying the fun of reeling in a sh, many people nd recreational shing to be a good motivator to enjoy the great outdoors and living a more active, healthy and natural lifestyle. During license-free freshwater shing w eekends (the rst weekend in April and the second weekend in June), no recreational shing license is required. However, all other bag limit and season, gear and size restrictions apply. To further encourage recreational shing, the FWC will conduct a special contest during April to collect photos of anglers. All y ou have to do is post a photo of your family shing in Florida's fresh waters on Twitter or Instagram with #FL sh (or you can use #FWC-FamilyFishing). In return for your efforts, the FWC will enter you into a drawing for one of six surprise packages, each including a $50 gift card from Bass Pro Shops, thanks to TrophyCatch; a Glen Lau video library on DVD; and assorted shing lures, hooks, line and goodies to make your next trip even more productive. Submitted photos must be your own. Editing software must not be used, and the photo cannot include inappropriate content. Photos should be taken during April while freshwater shing in Florida and include multiple anglers enjoying their day together on the water. The FWC may subsequently use the photos for educational or outreach purposes. So where will you go for your next freshwater shing trip? Plenty of resources are available online to help you choose. Start by visiting MyFWC.com/Fishing and under "Freshwater Fishing" pick "Sites/Forecasts." There you can nd the top destinations for pursuing bass, bream, cat sh and other species in 2014, as well as regional forecasts and tips for local waters; information on all 80 FWC sh management areas; and links to our boat ramp nder and freshwater sh attractor locations. Another good resource is TakeMeFishing.org/State/FL. Freshwater anglers have enjoyed wonderful shing so far in 2014 across Florida, and this spring should see a continuation of that trend. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) incentive-based conservation program, TrophyCatch, rewards anglers for participating in citizenscience, by catching, documenting and releasing largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds. Besides the immediate grati cation of releasing these older bass to ght another day, anglers provide valuable information about the number and distribution of these trophy bass and what it takes to sustain a trophy shery. Biologists compare the ndings to existing conservation programs such as habitat restoration efforts, aquatic vegetation management strategies, bass stocking histories and various regulation management approaches to determine what works best. Between Jan. 1 and March 23, 2014, anglers entered 220 Lunker Club, 89 Trophy Club and three Hall of Fame bass. That is a three-fold increase over the same period last year. Part is due to simpli ed rules and more anglers being aware. Nevertheless, it is clear that Florida is producing and recycling vast numbers or trophy bass. You never know when you may nd a lunker on the end of your line. To be prepared, go to TrophyCatchFlorida.com now, register and check out the rules and prizing. Just registering makes you eligible for a random drawing in October for a Phoenix bass boat powered by Mercury and equipped with a Power-Pole. However, every time you have a TrophyCatch bass veri ed, your name is entered 10 more times. Moreover, every veri ed bass earns you not only bragging rights on the Web but also a customized certi cate, decal and club shirt, plus at least a total of $100 in gift cards from Bass Pro Shops, Dick's Sporting Goods and/or Rapala. Bigger sh earn greater rewards: Anglers who have 13-pound-plus Hall of Fame entries also get a $500 berglass replica of their catch. So far there are already four Hall of Fame bass this season. Joseph "Brooks" Morrell's 14 pound, 9 ounce-bass from Lake Kingsley in Clay County is the current season leader. If it holds up, he will earn the TrophyCatch Championship ring in October, which is donated by the American Outdoors Fund. However, there is still a lot of shing to be done before then, so get out there and see what you can catch. Instant licenses are available at MyFWC. com/License or by calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Report violators by calling 888-404-3922, *FWC or #FWC on your cell phone, or texting to Tip@MyFWC.com. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and select "more news," or scr.bi/Fish-busters for more Fish Busters' Bulletins. To subscribe to FWC columns or to receive news releases automatically, click on the red envelope on any page of MyFWC.com. Freshwater shing in Florida is full of fun 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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Parents will need to bring the child's birth certi cate and physical. There is no weight limit. Games are on Saturdays; there will be ve away games and ve home games. Practice begins July 7. Organizers must have the birth certi cate and physical on or before practice begins. Season starts in mid August. Signups will be held at the county park near the Okeechobee County Sheriff's department, on April 5 from 11-3 p.m. and April 6 from 1-5 p.m. For more information, contact Leann Wester at 863-801-6157 or Alan Hayes at 863-697-0398.

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MurphyOkeechobee NewsJordan Lawlis shut out Glades Day over ve innings and added a two-run single at the plate to lead the Lady Brahmans to an 11-0 v ictory over the Lady Gators Tuesday night at Okeechobee High School. Lawlis was dominating as she continued to secure her spot as the team's pitching ace. Okeechobee scored three times in the second and seven times in the third to gain the easy w in. Coach Mary Huff said she was impressed w ith the hitters on the team in the second inning as they were able to stay patient and drew three consecutive bases loaded walks, "I yelled out be disciplined and control yourself up there. They did a good job and were patient and let the ball get to the plate." Okeechobee (9-4) has been on a roll lately. Last week they defeated highly regarded Suncoast, 6-1, in Riviera Beach behind a grand slam by Cheyenne Nunez. Huff said despite fewer games since the start of spring break, the team continues to stay sharp by working on things in practice. "I gave them a bit of a break from the hard practices but they still come out 100 percent in the games," she noted. A key part of the team's improvement has been the pitching of Lawlis, who has really improved since last season. Huff said Lawlis nds a way to get outs, "She works her way through games, gets a lot of pop ies and ground balls and keeps hitters off balance." Lawlis said her improvement has come from a lot of hard work. Every day she practices hard and then puts in extra work with her dad in the back yard. She said she felt like the underdog last year as a freshman so her success this year has helped her gain con dence. Lawlis said she liked the way her team put runs on the board in the early innings Tuesday, "It gives you a lot more con dence on the mound because if somebody does get a good hit, you know the team will back you up." Kaylen Fulford added a two-run double for Okeechobee. Shortstop Stormy Stokes and the Brahman defense played stellar in the eld. She said the team has practiced hard and really play well once the game starts, "We are on re right now. We're working real hard at practice and that shows up in the games." Stokes said she is excited about the team's visit to Ocala this weekend in the Doc4Life tournament. She predicted a lot of great games that will test the skills of her team. "It de nitely will be some really good intense games. It will be a challenge, but it will prepare us for districts. We will have to step up our game and get ready to play some good ball," she added. Coach Huff said the team's goal has been to play their best ball once the district tournament begins. Okeechobee, South Fork and Jensen Beach all were tied for the #1 seed. A coin ip this week will determine who will get the bye in the rst round and an easier route to the regional. "I told the team that after Jensen Beach it would be all smooth sailing and that has been the case," Huff said. "It has been awesome. The girls are getting three outs an inning, they've cut down on mistakes, and the pitching, defense and hitting is all doing their jobs. It's been pretty golden all the way around." OHS softball team shuts out Glades Day, 11-0 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCoach Mary Huff (left) gives instructions to Carissa LiCata during Tuesday’s home game versus Glades Day. OHS prevailed, 11-0. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLexi Ward watches a pitch elude the Gator catcher during Tuesday’s game at OHS. The Lady Brahmans won their ninth game of the season.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard 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 Y ARD SALE: 11358 NE 3RD CIRCLE, 8AM-6PM, FRI. & SAT. APRIL 4TH & 5TH, LOTS OF ITEMS! Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of FloridaANALYST IPosition Summary: Responsible for processing and coordination of major functions in the Human Resources Department including, but not limited to: employee bene ts, workers compensation & security, employment processing, reception, as well as other administrative assignments. Quali cations/Requirements Must be able to work in a fast paced, multitask environment and have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. Additionally, must be pro cient in Microsoft Of ce Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) language skills are a plus. Education/Experience High school diploma and additional training having intermediate level skills with three (3) to ve (5) years of previous related experience with speci c emphasis on medical eld knowledge (terminology, diagnoses & procedures).Send resum to bcross@scgc.org Employment Full Time PersonalsSLIM ATTRACTIVE GIRL, 43 YRS OLD LOOKING FOR AN ESTABLISHED MARRIAGE MINDED MAN WITH GOOD VALUES. CONTACT BY EMAIL wintermoon424 @gmail.com One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time 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 Time LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Donnie 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 We are immediately hiring experienced heavy equipment operators (track hoe/dozer/loader/ off-road truck/etc.). Please contact Tim Braun at 954-328-4650 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full TimeThe Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce is seeking applications for Certi ed Correctional of cers. Ideal applicants are those with good moral character, in good physical condition and who are interested in serving their community. Starting salary is $34,000 with less than 3 years experience. Interested applicants should submit an application to Human Resources at 504 NW 4th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Applications may be printed from our website okeesheriff.org. Employment Medical Hospice of Okeechobee Immediate opening Full Time RN / Night Position Send Resume to: P.O. Box 1548 Okeeechobee, FL 34973 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids.Bilingual InterviewersWestat seeks interviewers uent in Spanish and English to work part time on an important study, the National Study of Health-Related Behaviors (NSHB). Bilingual interviewers will collect information from respondents about tobacco use and its effects on health. To learn more about this position and apply, go to www.westat.com/ eldjobs and enter Job ID 7754BR. WESTAT EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Employment MedicalVery busy cardiology of ce looking for a FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST. Must be familiar with EHR, authorizations/ referrals, and must have good customer service skills. Back of ce experience is a plus. Fax resume to (863) 467-8708 or call Lori at (863)467-9400 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 Employment Part Time Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than 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. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Guns/SuppliesFOR SALE HANDGUNS1-BERSA .380, 1-VZO R SEMI AUTO, 7.65 (.32CAL), 1-S&W .38 SPECIAL REVOLVER, 1-STANDARD ARMS9MMSEMI AUTO. FO R PRICE INFO CALL 863-634-8412 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 MiscellaneousFOR SALEJAZZY ELITE ES CHAIR WITH RT. HAND TOGGLE LESS THAN 10 HRS. OF USE. $1,100.00 MORE INFO PHONE 863-634-8412 Pets/SuppliesTHREE MALE RAZO R EDGE BLUE PIT PUPPIES, REGISTERED, 12 WEEKS OLD $400.00 CALL 863-634-4407 Apartments1 Bedroom Ef ciency apartment all utilities furnished $375.00 monthly Call 812-989-3022 Condos/Townhouses RentTaylor Creek Condo 2br./1ba., screened in porch, pool, boat dock, Washer/Dryer, water included. $800 mo. No pets. 863-634-0663. 12 Okeechobee News April 4, 2014

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Houses Rent A DORABLE: In Town, 2BR, 1BA, W/D Hook up, Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $750 mo. 1st, last & $600 sec. (941) 504-3954 A DORABLE: In Town, 2BR, 2BA, Washer/Dryer, Screen Porch. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $800 sec. (941) 504-3954 FOR RENT 1BD/1BA, LIVING & DINING ROOM KITCHEN COMBINATION BUNGALOW ON 4 ACRE PASTURE FT DRUM AREA $600.00/MO. PLUS SECURITY CALL LIZ 734-637-2697 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. 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 Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, Fully furnished $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 FOR RENT CANAL FRONT FURNISHED 2 BEDROOM 1 1/2 BATH MOBILE HOME LOCATED CLOSE TO TAYLOR CREEK BRIDGESCREEN PORCH, CARPORT, NICE YARD, BOAT DOCK CALL863-447-0742 OTHER 1 & 2 BEDROOMS AVAILABLE. FORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond creek, 2BR, 2BA Trailer, $1,000 down 1st, & security. $700 monthly (772) 464-9226 NICE CLEAN Newly Renovated 1bd & 1ba home in nice quiet small adult park, small dog okay, Security required. 239-246-6301 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 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF PERSONAL ITEMS: Notice is hereby given that Awesome Self Storage, in accordance with Florida Statutes Self Storage Facility Act, Sections 83-801 through 83-809, will dispose of the contents of the following storage unit on 4/15/14 of Sybil Bryant/Gail LeBlanc, Unit #247 and Kristy Obregon Unit #332, Contents Household Goods. Disposal will take place on that date at the Okeechobee County Land ll. Awesome Self Storage 6489 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 863-357-2403 464757 ON 4/4,11/2014 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 CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING A CITY ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL, conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider nal reading for adoption of the following Ordinance into law: No. 1110: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM RESIDENTIAL MOBILE HOME TO HEAVY COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICT; AMENDING THE ZONING MAP ACCORDINGLY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Ordinance is regarding Rezoning Petition No. 14-001-R, submitted by Glenn Sneider, on behalf of property owner, Carrol Word, Registered Agent for CSW 13, LLC, to change the Zoning District, from Residential Mobile Home (RMH) to Heavy Commercial (CHV), for property located at 100 SE 10th Avenue, consisting of approximately 2.565 acres. The proposed change is to allow for commercial development. LEGAL: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2 IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.E. 10TH AVENUE (FORMERLY HANCOCK STREET) WITH THE SOUTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 70, THENCE RUN WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 70 FOR A DISTANCE OF 365 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2 IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST; THENCE RUN SOUTH ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 315 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 209, PAGE 451, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 209, PAGE 451, FOR A DISTANCE OF 365 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE WEST RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF S.E. 10TH AVENUE (FORMERLY HANCOCK STREET); THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR A DISTANCE OF 315 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THOSE CERTAIN INSTRUMENTS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 209, PAGE 451; OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 224, PAGE 733 AND OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 239, PAGE 1391, ALL BEING IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PROPERTY SUBJECT TO THE ORDER OF TAKING IN FAVOR OF FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 391, PAGE 1874, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The proposed ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the public at the Of ce of the City Clerk during normal business hours, Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, except for holidays. 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 464772 ON 4/4/2014 NOTICE OF REMOVAL OF NAMES OF POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE VOTERS Pursuant to Section 98.075(7) of the Florida Statutes, the following persons are hereby noti ed that they are potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to respond within thirty (30) days of this notice may result in determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections and removal of the registered voter’s name from the statewide voter registration system. Jarrod B. Butter eld Last Known Address: 8090 SE 98th Trail Okeechobee, FL If further assistance is needed, please contact the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections. Diane Hagan, Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd St, Room 144 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863)763-4014 464748 ON 4/4/2014 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds.PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014 AT 3:30 P.M. IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 9:00 A.M., TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014, AN AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE. 464738 ON 4/4/2014 CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee Code Enforcement Board will be meeting on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter, City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. Please contact Sue Christopher, 863-763-4423, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Code Enforcement Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the Fire Department no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-4423. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. by: Jamie Gamiotea, Code Board Chairperson 464771 ON 4/4/2014 NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT in an Agricultural (A) zoning district. The property owner and applicant is Foy Scott. The property address is 6304 SE 28th Street and is more particularly described as follows: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN A PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING A PORTION OF THE FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY (100 FEET IN WIDTH), AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A 5/8” REBAR MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 30; THENCE NORTH 8933’40” WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SE 1/4 AND ALONG THE NORTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF FIRST STREET (25 FEET IN WIDTH), A DISTANCE OF 120.20 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILROAD; THENCE SOUTH 0012’22” WEST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1316.15 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 30 AND THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FIFTH STREET (25 FEET IN WIDTH) AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 0004’00” WEST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 625.31 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF POWELL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 18, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 586, PAGE 1308, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 8859’25” WEST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE OF POWELL SUBDIVISION AND ALONG SAID NORTH LINE OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 586, PAGE 1308, A DISTANCE OF 100.02 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILROAD; THENCE NORTH 0004’00” EAST ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 627.78 TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 30 AND THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FIFTH STREET; THENCE SOUTH 8935’29” EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE AND ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.AND THE EAST 123.34 FEET OF THE NORTH 615 FEET OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND THE WEST 106.66 FEET OF THE NORTH 615 FEET OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the department.William D. Royce, Planning Director Petition #M-2014-0301 464767 ON 4/4/2014 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 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 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Mobile Home RentM.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 Mobile HomeSaleFOR SALE OR LONG TERM LEASE, 2BD/2BA ON BEAUTIFUL RENTAL LOT. DOCK WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO THE LAKE. 217-521-9718 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Fifth WheelsFOR SALE05 JAYCO EAGLE 5TH WHEEL 33’ W/3 SLIDES $14,000 O.B.O. CALL 863-467-0982 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 13 Okeechobee News A pril 4, 2014 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!

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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 PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold it’s Regular Session on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Frank Irby, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 464668 ON 4/4/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 14 Okeechobee News April 4, 2014 CALL 511 TOLL FREE FOLLOW FL511 ON TWITTER VISIT FL511.COM FLORIDA 511 FREE APPS A toll-free resource of the Florida Department of Transportation (standard mobile phone minutes, text message and data charges may apply) TRAFFIC INFO ALL THE TIME ACROSS 1 Lunch To-Go maker 9 Espresso feature 14 Inherit 15 Boring tool 16 A vacation often involves one 17 State birds of Connecticut, Michigan and Wisconsin 18 Tony Soprano, for one 19 Navajo relative 20 Super Smash Bros. Brawl console 21 Pole, for one 23 Party person 24 Building owner, often 28 Air travelers concern 31 Real time news source 34 Many a Saudi 35 Quickly cooked cut 36 Seawater evaporation site 37 Brand no one wants 41 Time of existence 42 __ chance!Ž 45 Poppycock 46 Prevails in 49 Listing 53 Ocean floor dwellers 54 Payback 55 Like some angels 56 Slow-cooking method involving plastic bags 57 Circular 58 Not entirely DOWN 1 Rough writers output 2 Multimetallic Canadian coin 3 Guarneri relatives 4 Instarelative 5 Cultural group 6 Words before a subject 7 Arouses 8 One-named Tevye portrayer 9 Frame in a photo lab 10 2000s sitcom set in Houston 11 Spensers The Faerie Queene,Ž for one 12 Its arrival is often celebrated in ritual 13 11th-century Benedictine philosopher 15 Crosses 22 Pribilof Islands native 25 Action movie staple 26 Cop (to) 27 Shepherd memorably rescued during WWI 29 F neighbor 30 Japanese hands-on healing practice 32 Pair with 33 Reg. symbols 34 Without a peep 35 Like love potions 36 Shorten, in a way 38 Cooking crust 39 One-celled organisms 40 Trumans U.K. counterpart 43 Tibia neighbors 44 Used to hold food 47 Only 48 Many an SNLŽ performer 50 Color slightly darker than electric blue 51 Work (out) 52 To travel is to __Ž: Hans Christian Andersen By Julian Lim (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 03/29/14 03/29/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle Special to the Okeechobee News3-D Archery matchOn Saturday, March 29, some members of the Okeechobee County Sharpshooters 4-H participated at the Highlands County 4-H 3-D Archery match. Pictured left to right are: John Pearce (third place, intermediate), Josh Jenkins (fourth place, junior), and Shelby Sumner (third place, junior). 4-H members aged 8 to 18 from Highlands, Martin, Okeechobee, Glades, Orange, and other nearby counties participated. The match was held at the Highlands Bow Hunters Club in Sebring. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Three people were arrested and charged with driving under the in uence during a recent DUI checkpoint held at the intersection of Northwest 18th Street and U.S. 98 N. (aka SR 700). A total of 390 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, that was in operation from 9 p.m. Saturday, March 29, until 3 a.m. Sunday, March 30. Besides the DUI arrests law enforcement issued citations for ve criminal infractions and 26 traf c infractions. There were also 14 written warnings issued, according to gures released by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO). "We will continue to do these periodically," said Sheriff Paul May. The sheriff also pointed out that he is often asked why he cautions people in advance about an upcoming checkpoint. "The answer is very simple it's the law," he said. "In order to conduct these roadblocks, Florida law requires the public be noti ed where and when they will happen." Also taking part in the checkpoint were of cers from the Okeechobee City Police Department and Florida Highway Patrol troopers. Checkpoint nets arrests

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R E D century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 5015-H: Crooked Creek 5 br, 5 ba Spanish style home. 8,488 Total Sq Ft/6,159 under air. 10 ft ceilings, lg arch frame windows and more $389,000 NOW $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 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 Over 100 ListingsHAPPY HORSES ~ 13+ Acre Paradise! Beautifully remodeled 4 Bd/ 3 Bath Two story home. 2782 SF Under Air 3699 SF TLA. Oak floors, Spanish tile, fireplace, NEW appliances, upstairs screened Lanai overlooks pastures. Split plan, 2 Master suites upstairs, 2 bdrooms downstairs. Metal roof, 2 A/C. 2880 SF barn, 30x50 Metal Bldg. Stalls in 4 pastures. Almost EVERYTHING N-E-W in Home! MLS 207300 $289,000. Call Lori (863) 634-1457 Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers. 15 Okeechobee News A pril 4, 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 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. 16 Okeechobee News April 4, 2014