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Sunday, April 6, 2014 V ol. 105 No. 42 13.53 feetLast Year: 13.74 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus tax Symptoms of torn ACL are clear ... Page 8 OHS ag football ... Page 11 Tammi’s Top of the Lake ... Page 14 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Bull rider Jeffrey Ramagos remembers climbing on a bull named “Big Deal” at Florida’s Cow Town Rodeo at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Arena on March 8. He remembers the bull jumping out of the chute as the gate opened. Then ... he remembers waking up in the hospital. “Everything went blank,” he said in a telephone interview from his home in Louisiana. “I may have just been knocked out for a while.” Ramagos, 21, does not remember the medivac helicopter transporting him to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. He said he was told he was in surgery ve or six hours, as doctors repaired his face — every major bone in his face was broken except his jaw. Now home in Louisiana, Ramagos is concentrating on his recovery. He hopes to get back in shape to rejoin the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) circuit in May. He said while “Mom was pretty upset” about his injuries, his family and friends are supportive of his desire to ride again. “Everybody knows I’m going to get back on again. They’re lifting my spirits about getting back on,” he said. Ramagos has been riding bulls since he joined junior rodeo at age 13. When he turned 18, he joined the PRCA. Ramagos plans to ride again in future Okeechobee rodeo Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenBull rider Jeffrey Ramagos said he does not remember the ride that sent him to the Intensive Care Unit on March 8. Viewing this photo, he said he thinks he was unconscious and his arm was caught in the rope. He vows to ride in future Okeechobee rodeos. He said the bull did not step on him, although it came close. See BULL — Page 10 Sheriff May had asked for compromise of additional $1.7 millionMeeting in executive session on Friday, the Okeechobee County Board o f County Commissioners voted to offer Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul Ma y an additional $334,000 for the current budget year’s operation of the sheriff’s department. At the beginning of the current scal year, Sheriff May sought a budget of $15.1 million. However, the Okeechobee County Board of Count y Commissioners felt that amount was out of line and gave him a budget o f $13.1 million. In September 2013, the count y commission adopted the budget for the 2013-14 scal year. Sheriff May appealed that budget to the Administration Commission in Tallahassee. According to a press release from Okeechobee County Administrator Robbie Chartier, the county commission has defended its decision based on a number of factors, including the current and projected revenue available to the county and the board’s belief that the taxpayers are alread y overburdened and it would be dif cult for them to bear additional taxes or assessments. Tuesday, March 25, the sheriff addressed the commissioners and told County offers sheriff $334,000See SHERIFF — Page 10


Today: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 90F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low 67F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastMonday : Clouds with the chance of a couple showers in the afternoon. High 92F. Winds S at 10-20 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Monday Night : Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low 72F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday : Showers and scattered thunderstorms. High 82F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Tuesday Night : Light rain early. Partial clearing late. Low 61F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Special to the Okeechobee News Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium will present the show, “Galileo: The Power of the Telescope” at the Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., in Fort Pierce. Audiences w ill examine the work of the famous Italian astronomer, Galileo Galilei, and his use of a simple telescope to the advances that have been made by new more powerful telescopes that explore the cosmos. The show w ill look at how Galileo used two pieces of curved glass to create lenses for a telescope, w hich revolutionized human understanding of the universe over 400 years ago. The new show will be presented in the planetarium’s recently upgraded, immersive v ideo projection system that can now take v isitors underwater to explore coral reefs, probe the hearts of distant nebulas and galaxies, or explore the microscopic world. New projected images will cover the domed ceiling creating wrap-around scenes in addition to beautiful star elds. Audiences will feel that they are actually in an outside environment looking up at the sky. “Galileo: The Power of the Telescope” w ill be presented on April 11-12, April 25-26, May 9-10, May 23-24, and June 6-7. Planetarium show times are Friday evenings at 6 and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $3. The Hallstrom Planetarium also offers public programs exclusively for younger audiences ages 4-12. Kid Space shows will be presented at 11 a.m. on select Saturdays throughout the school year. Children will be taken on scienti c voyages of discovery and will learn about stars and constellations, Earth and other planets, the moon, and how outer space is explored. Kid Space will be presented on April 12 and 26, May 10 and 24, and June 7. Planetarium shows, except for Kid Space shows, are recommended for adults and children over the age of 10. The Hallstrom Planetarium’s temperature is maintained at 72 degrees and visitors may want to bring a light jacket or sweater. Tickets may be purchased at the IRSC Box Of ce at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center or by calling 1-800-220-9915 with VISA, Discover, American Express, or MasterCard or visit www.irsc.edu. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 www.thetin shrestaurants.com Open 7 Days a Week 863.357.0722Enjoy Great Seafood during the Lenten season301 N. Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee $ Dont loan it to your neighbor or you wont get it back! e full line of Scag Mowers are available at LAWN TAMER EQUIPMENT, INC. 508 West North Park Street Okeechobee, Fl 34972 863-763-5606Scag, always been simply the Best Mower! COMMERCIAL FLORIDA FARMLAND AUCTIONWednesday, April 16th • 10amAuction Site: Town Hall at Tradition, Port St. Lucie, FL800.607.6888 | mwallc.comSt. Lucie and Indian River Counties 2,884+/Acres — Offered in 13 Tracts• Producing Groves • Suitable for Produce, Sugar Cane, Sod • Potential for Development • State-of-the-Art Packinghouse • Excellent Water MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., April 4TH Thurs., April 10THFor Info, Call 763-7202 II: “NOAH”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:30, Sat., Sun., & Wed. 2:00, 4:30, 7:00 & 9:30, Mon 3:00 & 7:00I: “DIVERGENT”Fri., Tues. & Thurs 7:00 & 9:20, Sat., Sun., & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:20, Mon 3:00 & 7:00III: “CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:20, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:20, 7:00 & 9:20, Mon 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News April 6, 2014 Okeechobee Forecast Planetarium show honors Galileo Special to the Okeechobee NewsDuring an IRSC Hallstrom Planetarium open house, participants view the cosmos through a modern telescope. Audiences at IRSC’s Hallstrom planetarium show, “Galileo: The Power of the Telescope,” will compare the work of the famous Italian astronomer, Galileo, who used two pieces of curved glass, to the advances made by new, more powerful telescopes that explore the universe.


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Clean water act Finally, the federal court has ruled that t he South Florida Water Management Dist rict must abide by the federal Clean Water A ct and that backpumping of lthy water from the sugarcane elds into the lake is illegal pollution. The sugar company spokes people go on TV and try to claim they are “saving” water for everyone to use, but last s ummer they were backpumping when t here was already so much excess water in t he lake that it was being released to both c oasts. The last thing the lake needed last s ummer was more water being pumped in from the south.  News ash: The government also has t o abide by the laws of this country! SFWMD, you do not get an exception!  Well, we know which government agency is beholden to the rich agriculture industry, eh? They hassle the regular Joe, but t urn a blind eye to the millionaires. I bet they drag this out as long as possible to save a few more bucks for the rich!  It is high time they stopped letting big s ugar use the environmentally-sensitive Lake Okeechobee as their private reservoir. T hey should build their own stormwater t reatment areas to hold their excess rainfall. T hat way they wouldn’t be polluting the lake and they would have extra water when they need it during the dry season. Of course they don’t want to do that because they would have to spend their own money instead of using the taxpayers’ funds.  I know SFWMD is going to waste even more tax money appealing the decision that t hey have to abide by the Clean Water Act. I hope the Supreme Court refuses to hear the appeal. It is ridiculous that those in charge of water quality have been one of the worst polluters. It is criminal they are using our tax money to keep ghting for the right to break federal law.Sheriff’s budget It’s my belief that a deputy doesn’t have to drive to the of ce every day to begin work. He begins his shift as soon as he leaves home. If his assigned zone is not where he lives, he is still functioning on duty on the way to his assignments. After work when he is relieved and driving home, he is still logged into his patrol car and able to make stops and back up the on-duty units including FHP on his way home.  We can’t afford higher taxes to pay for more of cers because it’s not a one-time expense. Those positions have to be paid for year after year. There are many ways that homeowners can help protect themselves from crime. Put in security lights. Get an alarm system. Fence your property and adopt some shelter dogs who will be very loyal to you and protective of you because you saved them. Take some responsibility instead of expecting someone else to solve every problem. Be a little more tolerant. If the neighbor is having a party and it gets a little loud, instead of calling the cops, try being a little nicer to the neighbors and maybe next time they will invite you to the party.  I am also concerned about the abusing of the take home car program, it re ects on everyone. Even though a few abuse it. This is a management issue and the overall picture.  I know studies show that allowing ofcers to take cars home saves money. But I am now wondering just how old those studies are. Have any studies been done since the price of gas went sky high? The last study I saw on this, the price of gas was less than $1 a gallon. Before we just assume it makes good nancial sense to let the deputies take the cars home, maybe someone should crunch the numbers again. Or do an experiment. Keep the cars at the sheriff’s ofce and keep track of the expenses.  I was told by a sheriff department employee that they start work when they get to the sheriff’s of ce and when they clock out for the day at the. They don’t have to stop on the way home in their duties as a deputies. I was in the need of assistance one day and watched as a deputy drove right past me and when I contacted the of ce I was told that he wasn’t on duty and didn’t have to stop. The person who told me this is in charge of some of the vehicles that go home. Anger is toxicMark Mayers, LMFT, CAPExecutive Director Real Life Children’s Ranch Anger is a very powerful emotion. It is often in response to experiencing something that offends us. God tells us to be careful in our anger so we do not sin. Ephesians 4:2627 says...26 And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 for anger gives a foothold to the devil. This verse conveys several truths including: 1 – anger can control us; 2 – it is best to resolve our anger as quickly as possible; 3 – anger is a gateway to other destructive behaviors and emotions. Most people realize that alcohol and drugs can easily control people into making destructive choices. Being “under the in uence” of drugs or alcohol is a common phrase to describe a person who is being controlled by a mind-altering substance. People under the in uence of drugs and alcohol make horrible decisions while parenting, driving a car, solving con ict, etc. People who have unresolved anger are often controlled by their anger and are in a sense “under the in uence” of anger. Anger can easily control or in uence us to make decisions that hurt ourselves and/or others. We should be sensitive to the wisdom of our loving Heavenly Father that teaches us that unresolved anger will control us into regretful thoughts and/or decisions. God also instructs us to resolve our anger as soon a possible. Ephesians 4:26 says, “Don’t let the sun go down while you ar e still angry.” God never wastes a word or moment so there is a reason that he quanti es the time frame in which we should resolv e our anger. Essentially God tells us to resolv e our anger before we go to bed for the night. Modern day psychology has con rmed th e idea that harbored anger quickly becomes toxic. Procrastination usually brings negativ e consequences. Holding on to anger is a form of emotional and cognitive procrastination. Essentially, anger that we allow our hearts to store has the likely potential to intensif y overtime, harming ourselves and/or others. Finally, God tells us not to sin when w e are angry. Ephesians 4:27 says…”for ange r gives a foothold to the devil.” Once again modern-day psychology con rms what God said thousands of years ago. Research continues to prove that unresolved anger is a foothold or gateway to signi cant problems in our emotions, relationships, employment, physical health and our spiritual health. As we explore God’s wisdom on the emotion of anger we see once again that our Heavenly Father gives us instruction because o f His amazing love toward us. It is God’s unconditional and eternal love that desires to protect us from the harsh consequences o f misguided, unresolved anger. April 6, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit Editor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Dee Gaudin Publisher: Tom ByrdSpeak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Did you know?Did you know that Air Force One is the most expensive airplane on earth to operate? Anytime the president takes one of his many trips, we are paying two hundred twenty-seven thousand dollars PER HOUR for its operation!! Did you know that our president had been out of his of ce this four-year term a total of one hundred and ninety-one days? He still has two years to go! Here all of us are living below povert y level. We get to go to the doctor, church, and pick the drugstore where we can get our medications as cheap as possible. Needless to say, I’m unhappy!! Senior citizen, Frankie Russell Letter to the editor 5K Run/Walk planned for April 19 at Agri-Civic CenterA Color Craze 5-K Run/Walk for Life will be held Saturday, April 19 at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4601 S.R. 710 N. Race time starts at 10 a.m. The registration fee on the day of the event is $50. You can register online or in person at the Pregnancy Center, 808 N.E. Park St. Children 12 and under are free. For information, call 863-467-8748.


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Motorcycle Run to be heldA Motorcycle Run will be held Sunday, A pril 6 All Proceeds go to Assisting Crime V ictims 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 w ill offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Community Choir needs you!The Okeechobee Community Choir, in its 16th year under the direction of Sandy Perry, is rehearsing for its Easter Cantata Concert, to be presented Palm-Sunday weekend, A pril 11, 12 and 13 at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. New members, especially our winter visitors, are invited to join! Rehearsals are on Sundays from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m. and Mondays from 6 until 8 p.m. in the sanctuary at Okeechobee Presbyterian. Singers aren’t required to have soloist-quality voices, but have to match pitch, read music a little and love to sing! Rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of fun! Rehearsal CDs are provided to each choir member. There is a $15 fee for music and the rehearsal CDs. For information, call Sandy at 863-634-7714.Trail Connections programThe 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, A pril 7 Okeeheelee County Park is located on Forest Hill Blvd., west of Jog road. Call Paul Cummings at 561-963-9906.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. The Shrine Club is please to offer smoke-free dining. For your listening and dancing pleasure, music is provided 5 until 8 p.m. All proceeds bene t Shrine charities. For information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact: Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427, Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200 or the Shrine Club at 863763-3378. The Shrine Club is also available for rentals. Call Rosie at 863-697-8784.Stroke support group to meetA stroke support group meeting at the Heritage Assisted Living Facility, 608 N.E. Second Ave., will be held on Wednesday, April 9, at 6 p.m. This group is being formed to assist stroke patients, their caregivers and anyone wanting to know about stroke effects and the care involved. For more information, call 863-634-8412 or 863-763-1700.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.Fly an RC model aircraft!The Okeechobee Model Airplane Club is hosting its annual “Meet and Greet Community Buddy Box Fly-In” on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain Date is April 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at their local ying eld located at Northeast 80th Avenue, this is the road off of RT 70 East that leads back to Thundercross Motocross Track. This event is open to the public and for the public to try their hand at ying a Radio Control Model Aircraft under the expert supervision of one of our instructor pilots. Admission is FREE as are the ights which will be provided courtesy of the Okeechobee Model Airplane Club. There is lots of free parking, so bring a lawn chair and your friends along! Hot dogs and soft drinks will be available for a minimal fee. Also for your enjoyment lots of model aircraft will be on display and ying throughout the day with a special Model Aerobatic Air Show at 11 a.m. If you have any questions or would like more information, please call Joe Papasso at 561-252-0916.Single seniors host danceA single senior club will host a dance Saturday, April 12 at Cowboys in the Bull Pen, 202 N.E. Seventh Ave. The dance will start at 7 p.m. For information, call Marie at 863357-0676. This will be the last dance of the season until the fall. Door prize is given.Volunteer with the Red CrossThe Red Cross is always seeking volunteers with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels who are interested in helping their neighbors when disasters strike. Please attend the Volunteer Job Fair Open House on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Red Cross Service Center located at 323 Parrott Ave. Meet disaster service teams, ask questions, and register to become a volunteer. For information, please call 863-763-2488.Inaugural Bridal Expo plannedAn inaugural Bridal Expo will be held at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St., on Saturday, April 12, from 2 until 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. There will be games, prizes, a fashion show and a special wedding gift basket for a lucky bride to be! All funds bene t My Aunt’s House (The Closet.) To become a vendor or for information, please contact Tammi Kelly at 772-708-6764 or email at tammiphotos@gmail.com.Sign up for ShockwavesThe Okeechobee County Recreation Department will hold sign ups for the Shockwaves swim team April 14, 15 and 16 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Sports Complex Pool. Registration includes a $15 application fee and a $60 team fee. Swim suit and meet fees are not included in the registration fees. For information, call the pool of ce at 863-467-7667.RSVP to hold training RSVP of Okeechobee will host a training event on April 15 from 1-4 p.m. at IRSC. A representative from Volunteer Florida will teach senior community members the responsibilities associated with setting up and running a centralized community Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) in the event of a disaster. The goal of the VRC is to process spontaneous, out-of-town volunteers who wish to help our community recover from any devastation. If you are 55 or older and would like to attend this training, please contact Marco Cuevas at 863-484-2907 to register, as space is limited. RSVP is a federally funded program of The Corporation for National and Community Service with local community support.Bene t aids battered womanA bene t is being held for Eleden ‘Ellie’ Fonseca who was badly injured in a recent domestic violence situation. Tickets are being sold for $5 each, or ve for $20. The winning ticket will be drawn Thursday, April 17 The lucky ticket holder will win a Yeti 50 cooler, spirits, Gurkha Cigars, cigar cutter, red Solo Cup shot glasses, redneck wine glasses and snacks. For tickets contact: Arlene Durbin at 863-634-4561; or, Mariah Anuez at 863-6102946. Mrs. Fonseca is the daughter of Angie Rodriguez, who works for the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce.Eggstravaganza plannedAn Easter Eggstravaganza will be held Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Recreation Park, at N.W. 6th Ave. between Los Cocos and the Skate Park. There will be games and treats, all free. The egg hunt will be held at 11 a.m. Bring your own basket. For information, call 863-763-6950. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Choose how you want your news publishedPut yourself in print! 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. 6 Okeechobee News April 6, 2014 Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.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 Obituaries


Okeechobee has rst auction market in the nation to hold Beef Quality A ssurance Certi cates The Okeechobee Livestock Market took full advantage of the free promotional offer from Boehringer Ingelheim for Beef Quality A ssurance Certi cation. All full-time employees of the Okeechobee Livestock Market that handle and process cattle recently passed the BQA Certi cation test, making this the rst auction market in the nation to hold the merit. "Today consumers are more concerned with how their food is produced. This is a good program to ensure the safety and security of U.S. beef, and we wanted to be a part of it," said Todd Clemons, President of the Okeechobee Livestock Market. "Having BQA Certi cated employees veri es that all cattle that pass through our auction ring will be handled under consistent guidelines with sound practices. The BQA certi cation modules are customized to t each segment of the cattle industry: cow-calf, stocker, feed yard and dairy operations. The program covers best management practices such as proper handling and administration of vaccinations and other products, eliminating injection site blemishes, and better cattle handling principles. "Some of the challenges that beef producers face is having all of their employees become BQA certi ed," says Dr. Jerry Woodruff, BIVI Professional Services Veterinarian. "BIVI's partnership with BQA helps offset some of those expenses, and we encourage producers and their employees to use the web-based training programs." About the Okeechobee Livestock Market: The Okeechobee Livestock Market is a progressive cattle auction known nationally for tried-and-true marketing of Florida calves to buyers. With a premiere location for central and southern Florida ranchers, the Okeechobee Livestock Market is located in Okeechobee, Florida, on Highway 98 North, with sales starting at noon every Monday and Tuesday. For more information, please visit: www. okeechobeelivestockmarket.com or www. facebook.com/okeechobeeivestockmarket, or call 863-763-3127. Livestock market employees certi ed 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SUPPORT LOCAL ECONOMY SUPPORT LOCAL ECONOMY INSTANT FREE DELIVERYHighpoint Furniture2346 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, Fl 863-382-0600 C GNew Furniture For Less! Hours: MonSat. 10-5 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 12 p.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North 7 Okeechobee News A pril 6, 2014 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Cows were a little bit softer. Calves were steady to a little higher on some classes. Numbers are dwindling down, especially on Monday, so if you are bringing them in, don't be late! It's that time of year! H. H. Partin, St. Cloud, topped the calf market with a high of $3.40 bought by Bellamy Cattle. Butter y Enterprises and Sandhill Rock, Ft. Pierce, topped the cow market with a high of 1.09 bought by FPL and Central Beef. We have two young Charolais bulls and one Angus bull for sale! Call 863-763-3127. Todd Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenSale days are busy days at the Okeechobee County Livestock Market.


A bill (HB 169) with the stated intent of limiting youth access to e-cigarettes is moving in the Florida House of Representatives. But, added amendment language would strip local governments of their ability to better regulate the sale of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes, overturn existing effective ordinances, and block future opportunities to protect kids in the retail environment. W ith this preemption language, the bill now does far more harm than good in the ght to keep Florida's children tobacco-free. "Instead of protecting our kids and teenagers from getting addicted to nicotine from e-cigarettes, this bill protects tobacco companies including the same tobacco companies that sell all the cigarettes from reasonable measures to protect public health," said Dr. Barry Hummel, the Advocacy Chair of the Treasure Coast Volunteer Leadership Council of the American Cancer Society. Many of the local ordinances currently standing in Florida are stronger than the minimum standards required by the FDA and are all meant to keep tobacco products out of the hands of children. They deal with product placement, requiring that all tobacco, not just cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, are placed behind the counter at retail stores. In-store tobacco displays serve to increase product availability, visibility and brand awareness and stimulate trial and purchase of products. Product placement laws limit youth access to tobacco via illegal sales and shoplifting. Local governments are closer to the community and able to be more exible and responsive than state government in effectively dealing with emerging problems and nding innovative solutions. It just makes sense that local governments should be able to implement policies that address the problem o f tobacco use. State laws should serve as a minimum standard for a policy objective while allowing communities to enact stronger ordinances to protect their youth and residents in the most appropriate manner. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, and partners are working to prevent the dismantlement of effective local tobacco ordinances around the state. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 DONT IGNORE YOUR PAIN. DISCOVER YOUR OPTIONS.If youre living with joint pain, you should know that it doesnt have to be this way. You have expert care available right here at Raulerson Hospital. Our board certified orthopedic surgeons, perform total joint replacements. Raulerson Hospital has been recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performing Hospital on Key Quality Measures, including Surgical Care.Visit RaulersonHospital.com or call 763-9228 to find a physician or learn more about our orthopedic services. 8 Okeechobee News April 6, 2014 The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is a ligament that runs from your hip to your knee. The ACL is partially responsible for connecting your thigh bone with your shin bone, and is thus an important part of your leg structure. If you injure your ACL, perhaps w hile participating in a sport, you will notice some very clear symptoms. At the moment of an ACL injury, you may feel and hear a distinct "pop" sound coming from your knee. You may also have dif culty moving your knee and suffer serious pain around the knee area. Your knee may begin to swell as more blood lls the joint. ACL injuries often occur when an athlete changes direction suddenly or comes in contact with another athlete. If you suspect that you have a torn ACL, you should seek medical care immediately. For the past three years, Raulerson Hospital has been named a Top Performing Hospital in Surgical Care by the Joint Commission. Members of the hospital's medical staff include board certi ed orthopedic surgeons. Raulerson Hospital also offers one-on-one physical therapy. For 24/7 help nding a physician or to speak to a Registered Nurse, call the Consult-A-Nurse hotline, sponsored by Raulerson Hospital, at 863-763-9228. Torn anterior cruciate ligament symptoms are clear Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESSeminole Students of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of March 13: Natali Ruiz, Aldo Rodriguez, Liz Rivas, Cristian Guillen, Wyatt Widdows, Isabella Mungaray, Krystall Carter, Dalton Yates, Brandon Greene, Esmeralda Toribio, Luis Reynoso, Vernesia Ervin, Xiomarys Quiroz, Kyle Cowles, Adriana Beltran, Charlie Stager, Jennifer Loredo, Yajaira Trapero, JaVonte Ford, Brian Estrada, Denis Gutierrez, Jonathan Folbrecht, Xavier Hernandez, Samantha Carlson, Joseph Luviano, Logan Newman, Epifania Vargas, Veronica Tenorio and Adryauna Baker. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESCentral Students of the WeekCentral Elementary School would like to congratulate their students of the week for the week of March 10: Alyssa Ramirez, Damin Urgina, Jose TorresSanchez, Jazmin Arvizu, Sergio Contreras-Bustos, Slate Shatzer, Maurisio Chavez, Alejandro Castaneda, Xavier Kinty, Hubert Jenkins, Carson Schiel, Jasmin Flores, Jonah Allen, Leo Eduard, Selina Denova de Dios, Emma Harper, Qustion Dingle, Rosa Salas, Lilly Maxwell, Emma Vanderhoff, Anthony Madrigal, Jairo Castillo, Vicente Flores, Trinity Velicier, Melissa Mojica, Yanely Medina, Mariah Simmons, Grace Gainey and Mia Barrett. Cancer Society says proposed law does more harm than good


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MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School boys tennis team quali ed for regional as they nished second at the District 14-3A tennis tournament held at the Okeechobee Sports Complex this week. The boys had representatives in six out of the seven nals that were held including four singles players. Jensen Beach won the district championship. Jensen earned 21 points, Okeechobee, 12, and South Fork, ve points. Port St. Lucie, Forest Hill and Palm Beach Lakes trailed. Coach Morgan Ungerott said she knew the team would be determined this year after a disappointing nish in last year's district tournament. "The same guys were back this year and they remembered that feeling. The competition wasn't as tough as last year but it's still tough to win matches when you're a favorite," she explained. Ungerott said the team really worked hard in the off season and throughout this season and really deserved the success they received. The Brahmans will be travelling next Tuesday to a site to be determined. "It has been a successful year for us and it's nice to be moving on. Who knows what happens next week, but we can live it up right now and enjoy where we stand," she added. Otto Ramirez got a bye into the second round and defeated Forest Hill, 6-3 and 6-2, before losing in the district nal to Colter Decoste of Jensen Beach. Lucas Penido defeated Keith Mateo of Palm Beach Lakes in the second round, 6-1 and 6-0, before he was defeated by Avery Davis of Jensen Beach in the district nal. Colt Root shut out Andri Cordova of Port St. Lucie, 6-0 and 6-0, before he lost to Jack Stoelting of Jensen Beach. Root said the rst day was a really good day for him personally and for the team as they reached a team goal of making the regional. He noted the rst time he played Jensen Beach he didn't have very much success and really hoped to be more competitive. "I felt like it was a closer match the rst time and I lost (8-0). I didn't know what happened. I'm excited and I'm ready to go to regionals." Dylan Ferneau defeated Rider Peppler of South Fork 3-6, 6-2 and 6-2, before bowing out in the nals in a competitive match with Kyle Reich of Jensen Beach. Cody Walker lost in the semi nals as he lost to Ethan Conrad of South Fork, 6-4 and 6-2. The #1 doubles team of Ramirez and Penido defeated Fort Hill, 6-3 and 6-2, and South Fork before a loss in the district nal. The #2 doubles team of Walker and Root defeated Port St. Lucie but lost in the nals to Jensen Beach. Coach Ungerott said the County Board of County Commissioners and Parks and Recreation did a wonderful job last month as they resealed the tennis courts. The courts looked fantastic as the six teams hit the courts early Tuesday morning for the rst competition on the improved surface. "We were so fortunate to have these courts done in time. The Parks and Recreation Department did such a fantastic job. We are very proud of the courts and how they look. We couldn't have asked for a better tournament," she added. The Lady Brahmans had four singles players advance to the second round and two doubles teams made it to the semi nals. Okeechobee nished in fourth place overall. Jensen Beach was the district champion with 21 points. South Fork earned 10 points to nish as the runners up. Forest Hill earned six points, Okeechobee ve, and Port St. Lucie four points. Elizabeth Santelices defeated Latash a Brown of Palm Beach Lakes, 6-1 and 6-0, in the rst round before she lost to Alann a Strauss of Jensen Beach, 6-2 and 6-1. Rachel Williams overcame Janki Matali a of Forest Hill, 6-3 and 6-3, before she was eliminated by South Fork. Chelsea Walker defeated Theona O'Brien of Port St. Lucie, 6-4 and 6-4, before she was eliminated by Jensen Beach in the second round. April Hogenkamp won by default in the rst round before she was eliminated by Leah Price of South Fork in the second round in straight sets. The doubles team of Kearstin Dorrance and Santelices defeated Port St. Lucie in a three set marathon in the rst round, 0-6, 6-4 and 6-2. They lost on the second day in straight sets to Jensen Beach. The #2 doubles team of Williams and Hogenkamp defeated Forest Hill in the rst round, 6-4 and 6-2, before losing on the second day to South Fork in straight sets. The boys will face the District 13-3 A champion Tuesday, April 9 on the road. OHS boys tennis team quali es for regional Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyColt Root returns a shot during his district nal match with Jensen Beach.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Automotive DetailingCall for pricing & scheduling863.763.2121ask for the Service DepartmentDouglas JordanAutomotive Detail Manager www.Gilbert-Ford.com Douglas@Gilbert-Ford.com 3175 Highway 441 S. Okeechobee 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! 10 Okeechobee News April 6, 2014 He said he won’t let the injury stop him for competing. “I will probably wear a helmet in the future,” he said, although this concession may be mostly to ease his mother’s concerns. “If I had worn a helmet I don’t think it w ould have made much difference,” he said. His face was smashed against the top of the bull’s head, he explained. “It was just one of those things,” the bull rider said. “He threw his head up, and kind of caught me. “It’s not a very uncommon thing,” he said. “It can and it will happen.” Ramagos said the rules allow the rodeo riders to decide if they want to wear any type of body armor and/or a helmet. He said he had never worn a helmet, even in junior rodeo. On the day of the accident, he said he w as wearing a protective vest. He plans to come back to ride again in Okeechobee. “Normally, I only come to South Florida in the spring. I am out west in the summer,” he said. “But if I am not on the PRCA circuit out west, I will be at the Labor Day Rodeo in Okeechobee,” he said. If he’s out west in September, Okeechobee rodeo fans can look for Ramagos at the spring rodeo. He said that although many spectators thought the bull stepped on him after he was on the ground, that was not the case. “He came pretty close, but he didn’t step on me,” he said, adding that he has carefully watched the video of the ride and that doctors con rmed his injuries were from the collision with the top of the bull’s head. A Go Fund Me donation site was created by Jeffrey’s mother, to help with the medical bills. The Professional Cowboy Rodeo Association, along with Justin Boots, has a Cowboy Relief Fund where medical bills for these types of injuries can be subsidized, and are helping the family. BULLContinued From Page 1 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans softball senior night game w as postponed Wednesday against Fort Pierce Westwood. The senior night will be celebrated this Monday night, April 7, against Moore Haven. Game time is 7 p.m. with the ceremony to begin before rst pitch.  OHS ag football lost at Jensen Beach W ednesday, 22-0. The junior varsity lost in double overtime to Jensen Beach, 12-6.  The OHS boys baseball team won for the eighth time in 10 games Thursday as they defeated St. Lucie West Centennial, 11-3, at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. Kutter Crawford threw six strong innings for OHS as he struck out six Eagles, (8-8). Crawford also had a good day at the plate with two hits. Gabe Greseth and Jarred Morgan both had two runs batted in for OHS, (8-8). Okeechobee will play at Jensen Beach next Tuesday in their nal district game of the season.  Westminster Christian of Miami swept Okeechobee in a double header in high school softball on Thursday. Sports News in Brief them he could work with a budget of $14.8 million which is the same budget he had in scal year 2012-13. In an effort to understand how the sheriff w ould spend additional revenue, if received, a series of questions was sent to the sheriff requesting speci c information concerning his current situation and expenditures. Following receipt of this information from the sheriff, the board of county commissioners met in executive session to discuss settlement negotiations. Based on this information and the board’s belief that, if possible, local issues should not be decided in Tallahassee, the board voted to increase the sheriff’s current budget by $334,000. Given that there are only six months remaining in this scal year, these additional funds should be suf cient for the sheriff to focus on his areas of concern, stated the press release. However, the economic realities that required the board to reduce many budgets in 2013 will remain a challenge for the community in years to come and hard decisions will continue to be required for the future health of Okeechobee County. SHERIFFContinued From Page 1


By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Marissa Casimir and Yasmine Queen both had two touchdowns to lead Treasure Coast to a 32-0 victory over Okeechobee High School in ag football action Thursday at Brahman Stadium. Treasure Coast ran and passed the ball ef ciently and caused ve Brahman turnovers in the blowout victory. Queen opened the scoring with a 15-yard touchdown reception from quarterback J ade Visser ve minutes into the game. Casmir scored on a lateral play that covered 30 y ards on the next possession. Shelby Parker added a 26-yard touchdown run in the rst half for Treasure Coast. Okeechobee was victimized by drop passes in the rst half and were unable to get many receivers open against the Titans tight defense. Queen picked off a pass on the rst play of the second half and returned it 25 yards for a score to ice the game for the Lady Titans. Casimir returned an interception 21 y ards for a score later in the third quarter. Parker added an interception that stopped Okeechobee's best drive early in the fourth quarter. Visser ended the scoring with a 12-yard touchdown run late in the game. Treasure Coast was ranked #18 entering the game and made the playoffs last year. Head Coach Devin Malloy said they had a few girls out and have things to x but he liked the way the team ran the football. "We have the speed to get outside. If we get there we feel we can score every time. We pass to keep defenses back but we run the ball 90 percent of the time," he added. Malloy also likes the fact that the team is always trying to improve. He said the goal is to take the team to Tallahassee and the state championship. "The girls know they have to improve to make it to the championship. They compete every game and we'll continue to get better," he added. LaPorche Morris caught four passes for 40 yards to lead Okeechobee. Alyssa Coleman added two pass receptions. On defense, Kassadi Mott had eight ags. Jessica Mond had a quarterback sack. The defense also batted down four Titan passes. Makayla Root had a tackle for loss. In the junior varsity game, Destiny Fonseca passed for 236 yards and two scores to lead Okeechobee to a 20-6 victory over the Titans. Fonseca hit Aaliyah Johnson with a short touchdown pass on the rst drive as she completed ve of seven passes to drive Okeechobee 65 yards in just seven plays. She also hit Andee Garcia with a 65-yard scoring pass in the second quarter. Johnson added a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown for Okeechobee, (3-2). Johnson caught ve passes for 84 yards. Garcia had ve receptions for 108 yards. Johnson added a 20-yard punt return. Johnson said she was very excited about the team's performance and the victory. She said she was proud of how she did on defense, and on the interception, "I didn't thin k I'd have it, but I caught it and ran as fast as I could. On defense you have to stay strong and watch their moves." On defense Clinesha Williams had 16 ags including one for loss. Kaylea Nunez added six ags. OHS ag football team loses to Treasure Coast 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2014 Okeechobee County Community Guide S Big Lake Eye Care A Quick Reference Guide for New and Longtime Residents MEET YOURMerantsA Salute to Area Business Availae Oin specialsections. newszap.com Okeechobee NewsSunday, May 26, 2013Special Supplement to Okeechobee County 2013-2014 School Information Guide Featuring: • Superintendent Letter • School Calendar • SCHOOL BUS SCHEDULE • School Listing • Progress Report & Report Card ScheduleCall to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 11 Okeechobee News A pril 6, 2014 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyYasmine Queen, #9, tries to elude Lady Brahman defenders #10 Heaven Feltenberger and Kelsie Chartier (left) during Thursdays game at OHS.


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In the employment section of the classifieds 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, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more!The 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. CLASS A -CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. 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Employment Full TimeSugar 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 We are immediately hiring experienced heavy equipment operators (track hoe/dozer/loader/ off-road truck/etc.). Please contact Tim Braun at 954-328-4650 Employment Medical Hospice of Okeechobee Immediate opening Full Time RN / Night Position Send Resume to: P.O. Box 1548 Okeeechobee, FL 34973 Employment Full Time Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment 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 TimeBilingual 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 Part Time 12 Okeechobee News April 6, 2014


Pets/SuppliesTHREE MALE RAZOR 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 RentGround Flr. 1br/1ba., Lake Front view, fully furnished, includes Utilities. $800 mo + Sec. 863-634-0663. Taylor Creek Condo 2br./1ba., screened in porch, pool, boat dock, Washer/Dryer, water included. $800 mo. No pets. 863-634-0663. Houses RentADORABLE: In Town, 2BR, 2BA, Washer/Dryer, Screen Porch. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $800 sec. (941) 504-3954 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. Secluded, very private CBS 2/2 on 5 acres in Ft Drum, shady oaks, fenced, horse ready, 1st, last & sec. required $975/mo. Serious inquiries only! (772)216-1669 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 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Waterfront Rentals2/1 CBS W/CARPORT, SCREEN PORCH, DOCK ON PRIVATE GATED TAYLOR CREEK PENINSULA W/I MINUTES TO LOCKS. POSSIBLE LEASE TOWARDS PURCHASE. VISIT OUR VIRTUAL TOUR @ www.Lakeokeechobee waterfrontrentals.com 772-215-1680 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 M.H. & CABINS FOR RENT 2BD/1&2 BATH, STORAGE SHED & BOAT STORAGE,MUST HAVE GOOD REF. FURNISHED $550.00 -650.00, UNFURNISHED $400.00-550.00 CALL 502-803-1876 OR 502-682-2403 OKEECHOBEE&LAKEPORT NICE CLEAN Newly Renovated 1bd & 1ba home in nice quiet small adult park, small dog okay, Security required. 239-246-6301 Mobile HomeSaleFOR SALE OR LONG TERM LEASE, 2BD/2BA ON BEAUTIFUL RENTAL LOT. DOCK WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO THE LAKE. 217-521-9718 Palm Harbor Homes end of year sale!! 3 retirement models MUST go... Save over $26k, homes from the low 60’s, this week only plantcity.palmharbor.com 800-622-2832 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014-CP-44 IN RE: ESTATE OF GERALD ETHAN ERWAY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of GERALD ETHAN ERWAY, deceased, whose date of death was December 7, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which 313 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is March 30, 2014. Personal Representative: MARGARET ERWAY 314 Spruce Street East Rochester, NY 14455Attorney for Personal Representatives:GLENN J. SNEIDER, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 280461 Sneider Law 200 SW 9th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863) 467-6570 464540 ON 3/30;4/6/2014 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds.NOTICE There will be a meeting of the Tourist Development Council (TDC) of Okeechobee County on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the Tourist Development Council Of ce located at 2800 N.W. 20th Trail (Airport Terminal Bldg.), Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the TDC with respect to any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Kathy Scott, Tourism Coordinator Tourist Development Council Okeechobee County 464779 ON 4/6/2014 13 Okeechobee News A pril 6, 2014 Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Guns/SuppliesFOR SALE HANDGUNS1-BERSA .380, 1-VZOR SEMI AUTO, 7.65 (.32CAL), 1-S&W .38 SPECIAL REVOLVER, 1-STANDARD ARMS9MMSEMI AUTO. FOR PRICE INFO CALL 863-634-8412 MiscellaneousFOR SALEJAZZY ELITE ES CHAIR WITH RT. HAND TOGGLE LESS THAN 10 HRS. OF USE. $1,100.00 MORE INFO PHONE 863-634-8412 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? 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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 6, 2014