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Friday, May 23, 2014 50¢ Plus tax Vol. 105 No. 62 12.73 feetLast Year: 13.36 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. H e r s h e y ’ s T r a c k Hershey’s Track a n d F i e l d a t O H S and Field at OHS ... Page 23 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The future concerning the operation of the Okeechobee County Jail remained uncertain Thursday as the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners considered their options. At the April 24 meeting, after accepting a budget compromise for the current scal year, Sheriff Paul May announced he would be resigning as chief correctional of cer effective Sept. 30, 2014. The sheriff's of ce will also stop providing security at the Okeechobee Judicial Complex at that time. Does a county sheriff who has been designated as the chief corrections of cer for the county have the legal right to vacate that position and "give back" the jail? County attorne y Jail operation future uncertainSee JAIL — Page 5 “If we had to run the jail, we wouldn’t privatize it. The public has heard we would contract it out and that isn’t what this board said they would do. I think we need to be really clea r about that.”— Robbie Chartier, county administrato r Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppDrug Abuse Resistance EducationOkeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce deputy and K-9 handler Brian Cross (right) tells students about the padded sleeved worn by handlers while they train their K-9s. The demonstration was part of Thursday’s D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduation event held at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. An estimated 500 fth-grade students from local schools took part in the event. For more, see page 21. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The mother of a 5-year-old boy was arrested after a video allegedly showed her hitting her child about the head and body with a wooden ruler. An arrest report by Detective Ted Van Deman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), stated when a doctor examined the child he found: blood in the whites of the child's eyes; black eye; a bruised forehead; bruising behind each ear; ngertip bruising on both thighs; and, a bruise and scratch on the child's right calf. "Those marks were diagnosed as being a result o f child abuse," stated the detective. Jessica Dawn Martin, 24, S.E. 86th Blvd., Okeechobee, was arrested Tuesday, May 20, on felony charges of child abuse and child neglect. She is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $30,000 bond. The child, said the detective, is in the custody of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). According to the report, Detective Van Deman has found a video that shows Martin repeatedly beating the Detective: Video shows woman beating 5-year-oldSee MARTIN — Page 5 Jessica Dawn Martin

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W oman ghts back When I read the story about the woman who was grabbed by a man with a knife and fought back and escaped, it sounds like s he must have taken a self defense class. She did just what they teach you do to, stomp on his instep, yell and scream, kick him in the groin, etc.  So glad she fought back! If the opportunity arises again, kick him again!  It could happen to you. This lady is very lucky, It could have ended with her neck b eing sliced open from that foot stomp but T hank God she got out with that and got in a kick, It’s always better to ght back but s ome things can make it worse for you.  This was a knife threat, not a knife att ack or he would have been slashing and s tabbing from the start. A threat can lead to an attack but her fast moves got her out of it. Most people can’t handle a full on knife attack and even with lots of training you may get cut.  The sheriff’s of ce used to have an of cer who taught a women’s self defense class. I have not seen that advertised in a long time. They should bring that back because every woman should know how to defend herself. If more women know how to ght back, perhaps some of the worse crimes, like rape, could be prevented.Eagles Club lawsuit In regard to the story about the Eagles Club being sued because a patron got falling down drunk and then drove onto the highway and caused a bad accident, I want to congratulate the jury on doing the right thing. While I doubt the non-disabled accident victim will ever actually be able to collect much of the $11 million award, at least maybe it will send a message to the Eagles and the other clubs that drinking and driving will not be tolerated. Every club that serves alcohol should have someone on hand to drive club members home if they have more than two drinks. Drunk drivers endanger everyone on the road.  No amount of money will make up for the fact that the accident victim is permanently disabled. This is a man who was active enough to enjoy riding motorcycles, someone who enjoyed the freedom of the road. His life was changed forever by the poor decisions of others. If the drunk’s friends had taken his keys away and refused to let him drive, he would not now be in prison. Friends don’t let friends drive drunk. May 23, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out 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! By Bob WattendorfThis spring was exceptional for freshwater anglers, but it is not just a matter of luck or seasonal weather variances. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists work with anglers, industry and other scientists to protect and enhance Florida’s freshwater sh species and aquatic habitats as part of their mission, and anglers help ensure success. Funding for these efforts comes from a variety of sources, including shing license sales, Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration (SFR), donations and sale of the “Go-Fishing” largemouth bass tag. Florida provides some of the best freshwater shing in the world, which is why anglers spend so much time shing here. Speci c to freshwater shing, the latest national survey (2011) reported Florida had 1.2 million anglers. They enjoyed 26 million days shing (No. 2, Texas, had 23 million), spending almost a billion dollars and generating an economic impact of $1.7 billion that supported 14,000 jobs. Fishing license sales are the primary source of funding for the FWC’s Division of Freshwater Fisheries to ensure those public bene ts. In addition, Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration, a user-pays, public-bene ts program, provides matching money to manage shery resources. Excise taxes on shing equipment, motorboat and small-engine fuels, import duties and interest are returned to the states based primarily on a formula that includes land area and the number of paid license holders. Sport Fish Restoration ensures all monies spent on shing licenses in Florida go for conservation. So not only will the $17 spent on an annual license go to conservation, but approximately $8 additional from SFR will be added to improve your shing and boating. Although resident seniors over 65 years of age are exempt, buying a license is a simple way for them to contribute to ensuring quality shing for themselves and their grandchildren. Youth under 16 are also exempt, but a new license allows them to buy a license at any age. It is valid until they turn 17, so they don’t actually spend any more money than if they waited until they were 16. Besides the sense of pride in being a card-holding member of the shing community, the fact they have a license allows FWC to claim the extra $8 for SFR each year from when they buy the license until they turn 17. The FWC understands these are your hard-earned dollars. Consequently, we make special efforts to get your opinions. The Black Bass Management Plan is one example where public meetings, surveys and in-depth meetings with industry leaders and anglers provided speci c guidance for improving your sheries. The conversations and management plan led to creation of the TrophyCatch program and to a reassessment of black bass regulations to develop the least-restrictive regulations feasible to protect and enhance trophy bass sheries and maintain health y bass populations statewide. This is an ongoing effort, and the public is encouraged to participate. Biologists use various means to collect important data, such as using electric current to stun sh, which are collected, identi ed, documented and released. Biologists and trained staff also interview anglers to see what they are catching and how much time it takes to catch various sport sh. This information is compared with results from previous years and other water bodies. Unfortunately, those random sampling techniques do not fully account for some of our most valuable sh – trophy largemouth bass. “Filling that data gap is a major reason for TrophyCatch,” says Tom Champeau, director of the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management. TrophyCatch (TrophyCatchFlorida.com) is an incentive-based conservation program that rewards anglers for releasing bass heavier than 8 pounds. In addition to promoting catch-and-release o f these older female bass, the data is used as a form of citizen science. Instant licenses are available at License. MyFWC.com 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 excels Today: A mainly sunny sky. High 96F. W inds light and variable. Tonight: Clear skies. Low around 70F. W inds light and variable.Extended ForecastSaturday: Morning sunshine followed by isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon. High around 95F. Winds light and v ariable. Chance of rain 30%. Saturday Night: A few clouds from time to time. Low 72F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 94F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low near 70F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Monday: Partly cloudy. High 92F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Monday Night: A few clouds. Low 68F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 91F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday Night: Scattered showers early, followed by partly cloudy skies overnight. Low 68F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Okeechobee Forecast

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5 Okeechobee News May 23, 2014 child “... once on the leg and repeatedly on the head with a ruler-type instrument while cussing and being verbally abusive to the child.” The veteran investigator also alleges sometime between May 11 and May 16 the child suffered a facial injury that led to a bruised forehead and two black eyes. Martin did not seek medical attention for her child because she was afraid questions may be asked, continued the detective. Acting on a child abuse complaint DCF workers took the child to a doctor on May 16. That physician “... diagnosed the injuries as suf cient to have required immediate medical attention,” stated the detective’s report. When the detective asked Martin about the bruises on her child’s face, she reportedly replied that he had fallen and hit his face on a table Detective Van Deman goes on to explain that the cell phone video was made available to him on May 16 by a witness. He stated in his report the video clearly shows a scared child standing in the corner of a screened in porch. “The suspect, Jessica Martin, approaches the child yelling at him, telling him he has rocks in his head. She hits him hard in the leg with a ruler/paint stirrer with a loud audible crack,” stated the detective. “She then hits him almost as hard on the head with the ruler. She then hits him multiple times in the head with the ruler. While doing this, she was yelling at him and cussing him. “Afterwards, she is seen sitting and laughing about the incident,” added the report. Detective Van Deman goes on to explain when Martin was placed in the back seat of a patrol unit she, on purpose, struck the metal cage across the back of the front seat with the her head which left her with a blac k eye. Detective Van Deman went on to state that Martin apparently suffers from “several mental disorders” but she apparently cannot afford medication. “This explained the bizarre and self-destructive behavior ...,” stated the detective’s report. Detective Van Deman also pointed out in his report that he spoke with someone who told him Martin refers to her son as “that thing.” Martin is scheduled to appear in circuit court before Judge Sherwood Bauer on Friday, June 20, at 9 a.m. MARTINContinued From Page 1 J ohn Cassels said he has done some research and found there is no de nitive answer. While there are some attorney general opinions, no court has ever been asked to rule on that question. “We’re not going to nd a ‘smoking gun’ case,” he said. “The court has never been asked this question.” He said the state set up the budget appeals process to provide relief in cases in w hich the sheriff “feels his budget is not adequate to protect his of cers, the prisoners and the public.” Mr. Cassels noted the sheriff did go through the appeals process this year and before the Florida Cabinet ruled on the appeal, the sheriff and the county agreed on a settlement of an additional $500,000 for the sheriff’s budget. Mr. Cassels pointed out that none of the additional $500,000 has been allocated to the jail. “I’m not sure what that means,” he said. “Is there still a de ciency there and none of the $500,000 is going to it?” County administrator Robbie Chartier said the settlement allowed the sheriff to decide how to budget the additional $500,000 and he chose to put it all in the law enforcement budget. County Commissioner Byrant Culpepper said he would like to ask the sheriff and representatives of his staff to come back to the county commission to see if they can work out a way for the sheriff to maintain operation of the jail. He suggested both sides agree to a three-year budget plan that would only be increased if all the other county employees received a cost of living wage increase. “I know there are people in corrections w ho are now seeing their future uncertain,” he said. “At the same time, I see all the tax deed sales in the newspaper. People are losing their homes. It’s a mess.” Commissioner Ray Domer said they can’t decide the jail’s future without more information, but they need to move forward on judicial center security. Mrs. Chartier said there are three parts to judicial center security: building security, prisoner transport and bailiffs. She said the sheriff has said the bailiffs are part of his law enforcement budget. The responsibility for prisoner transport, like the jail, could be disputed. She suggested they deal rst with building security. Under the current budget, $216,000 is spent on building security, which includes the security at the entrance and monitoring of security cameras in the control center. She said she needs more information in regard to judicial center security. One RFP (request for proposal) for courthouse security from another county was more than 90 pages. She said she read the whole thing and is continuing to do research. “I need to educate myself,” she said. She suggested the county seek RFPs for building security. She said other county courthouses in the same judicial district have contracted out these building security services. She added the county has contracted out other county services, such as the operation of the building department. She said it is the sheriff’s responsibility to make sure the judges are safe. As for the jail, Mrs. Chartier said if the county has to run the jail, they will do it. She said privatizing the jail is not under consideration. “Do I want it? No. But I will act responsibly. I will deal with it,” she said. “Personally, I don’t want it,” said Commissioner Frank Irby. “Arresting them and putting them in jail should go together.” Commissioner Culpepper proposed keeping less money in reserve and giving the sheriff’s of ce more money if the sheriff will operate the jail. He said the current method of keeping at least two months expenses, and a goal of keeping three months expenses in reserve, is too frugal. “We don’t want the county to be a savings and loan, where we are taking the taxpayer’s money and just sitting on it,” he said. Commissioner Joey Hoover said state auditors recommend keeping three months expenses in reserve. “The auditors go over our revenue, our expenditures and our historical data. This is not some arbitrary recommendation,” he said. He said the county commission’s decision that they would not go below two months expenses in reserve was made during one of the county’s toughest nancial periods. “Are we taking the position of ‘no, we are not going to run the jail’ until we are told otherwise?” asked Commissioner Domer. “Based on the research to this point, I would agree he (the sheriff) has been designated as chief corrections of cer for the county,” said Commissioner Hoover. “We will progress as we have for the past 100 years.” He said the county should go ahead and arrange for the judicial center security that the county is responsible for, “but the jail will remain the sheriff’s responsibility.” Commissioner Margaret Helton said she agreed with Commissioner Hoover’s position, but added the county commission and the sheriff need to work together. “We need to do a whole lot more communicating,” she said. “We need to have them here to answer questions during the budget process.” “I’m not supportive of any private company to provide courthouse security,” said Commissioner Bryant. “I haven’t seen anything other than conjecture over who has to run the jail. I don’t think we can run it as successfully as the sheriff has.” “If we had to run the jail, we wouldn’t privatize it,” said Mrs. Chartier. “The public has heard we would contract it out and that isn’t what this board has said they would do. I think we need to be really clear about that.” JAILContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee NewsCivil War history programThe April meeting of the Okeechobee Historical Society featured guest speaker Dowling Watford, who appeared in Civil War attire, spoke on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. During his remarks, he focused on the involvement of Florida in the Civil War and important battles as well as Okeechobee residents who were veterans of the Civil War and are buried in Ft. Drum, Basinger and Evergreen Cemeteries, including Shadrack Chandler and William Raulerson. A second guest speaker was Susan Giddings of Okeechobee the Magazine. Left to right are Susan Giddings, Dowling Watford and Betty Chandler Williamson, president of the Okeechobee Historical Society. Blood drives planned in Okeechobee this monthThe Big Red Bus bloodmobile will be in Okeechobee on the following dates in May:  Monday, May 26: Memorial Day observance in the Park, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and,  Saturday, May 31: Walmart, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are over the age of 17 and in good health, you can help save lives by donating blood.

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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.Sibyl Griner, 94OKEECHOBEE — Sibyl Griner died May 18, 2014. She was born June 9, 1919 in Cairo, Ga. to the late James Dole and Mary E. Griner. A lifetime resident of Okeechobee, she was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until services at 3 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972.Jessica Dawn Norman, 33OKEECHOBEE — Jessica Dawn Norman died April 28, 2014. She was born April 15, 1981. Born and raised in Okeechobee, she enjoyed reading, crocheting, horses, cows and the outdoors. She was a member of North Okeechobee Church of God. She had lived in Sebring for a short time. Miss Norman is survived by her daughter, Harli; son, Dawson; father, Henry Norman; mother Brenda Norman all of Okeechobee; sister, Megan Bullock (Amry) of Clarksville, Tennessee; nieces, Elizabeth and Summer; anc, Jason Williams of Sebring; uncle, Richard Peacock, Sr. (Christine) of River Ranch. A gathering will be held 1 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Pastor Don Leon of ciating. 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. Ingram Yates, Jr., 54OKEECHOBEE — Ingram Yates, Jr. died May 21, 2014. He was born June 30, 1959 in Okeechobee to Ingram Sr. and Margie Ruth Cooper Yates. A lifetime resident of Okeechobee, he was a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed shing, camping and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Yates is survived by his wife, Wanda Yates of Okeechobee; son, Ingram Yates, III of Mississippi; four daughters, Cynthia Morris of Georgia, Kim Yates of Mississippi, Michelle Miller of Okeechobee and Nina Bullock (Amos) of Vero Beach; numerous grandchildren; ve brothers, Melvin Yates, James Yates (Debbie), Bobby Yates, Gibson Yates (Elizabeth) and Shoney Yates (Lynn); sister, Ruth Ann Raiford (Dennis) all of Okeechobee. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. 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Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News May 23, 2014 See Obituaries „ Page 7 Tobacco Free PartnershipThe Tobacco Free Partnership of Okeechobee County meeting will be held Wednesday, May 28, at noon in the Thompson Fellowship Hall at the United Pentecostal Church, 405 S.W. 10th Ave. The guest speaker will be Mike Hopkins, an Okeechobee native and former Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue chief, who is battling cancer from smokeless tobacco. This meeting is open to anyone interested in tobacco prevention in Okeechobee County. Lunch will be provided. Call 863-801-8277 for information.BBQ bene ts churchA barbecue chicken dinner fundraiser to help the Okeechobee Church of the Trinity and Trinity Christian Private School will be held Friday, May 30, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The dinner will include onefourth chicken (leg portion) and all the xings for a donation of $7.50. If meals are purchased in advance, you get 10 percent off your total order. For information, call 863-623-6500.B.R.A.T. Club hosts dance The Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Teen Dance Party at South Elementary School, 2468 S.W. Seventh Ave., on Saturday, May 31 from 7 until 10 p.m., for students ages 12-16. The cost is $7 and includes pizza, soda and chips. For information, call 863-697-9096.

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Special to the Okeechobee News The sixth annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction will be held on Nov. 17, 2014 at The Moorings Club in Vero Beach. A lthough held in Vero Beach, this event routinely attracts guests from Indian River, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Martin Counties and it has quickly become the most exciting fundraiser in the area. This elegant evening, highlighting the best of the best cuisine, features chefs from top dining establishments serving their favorite dishes. The Signature Chefs Auction promises the beautiful Moorings setting, sumptuous food, a Super Silent and a Live Auction, and a night of revelry and merrymaking, all for a good cause: healthy babies. The March of Dimes is the leading nonpro t organization for infant health in the country. The March of Dimes was initially founded to nd a cure for polio; when this mission was accomplished the March of Dimes took on the broader issue of infant health. Today the March of Dimes is working with volunteers around the globe to have stronger, healthier babies. Research funded by the March of Dimes helped to bring surfactant therapy to pre-term babies, saving lives every day. Babies that are born too small and too soon are supported through March of Dimes' services such as NICU Family Support. These critical elements that are necessary to insure all babies are born healthy could not take place without funding through the March of Dimes' signature events, such as the Signature Chefs Auction. Save the date for this event! Sponsorship opportunities are available at varying levels and will give your company exposure to an audience of high net worth individuals, many of whom have business connections throughout the Treasure Coast area. For information on becoming a Signature Chefs Auction sponsor, contact Laura McCall at 863-763-3131. Durward E. Jackson, 85OKEECHOBEE Durward E. Jackson died May 22, 2014 at Hospice of Okeechobee. He w as born June 3, 1928 in Palmer, Missouri to W illiam and Anna Jackson. Mr. Jackson proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. A retired agriculture worker, he moved to Okeechobee from Loxahatchee in 1986. Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his rst wife, Margie; brothers, William and Sonny; sisters, Lena, Nelda and Margaret. He is survived by his wife of over 44 years, Patricia Jackson; daughter, Donna Arwood; son, Ricky (Bonnie), Eddie Wayne, James Robert (Diane), David (Charlotte), Tony, Durward (Tina); stepson, Al Cole (Coreen); stepdaughters, A ngie Pressing (Sam) and Mary Prescott (Frank); over 40 grandchildren; over 22 great grandchildren; and many loving friends too numerous to count. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Cornerstone Baptist Church 18387 HWY 441 N, Okeechobee FL 34972 with Pastor Doug Nickalson of Everglades Baptist Church of ciating. In lieu of owers, please send donations to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973 or the Frank Prescott Cancer Treatment Fund at gofundme.com. 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. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. 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The Florida Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to make sure everyone is buckled up when riding in a vehicle. To help drive home the message, FHP is participating in the national "Click It or Ticket" campaign that runs through June 1. "The campaign is about saving lives," said Colonel David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. "It is important to teach our children that a seatbelt is the best safety feature in a vehicle." Remember, Florida law requires the use of seat belts by drivers, passengers in the front seat, and all children under the age of 18 in a motor vehicle. FHP offers the following tips to help you and your family arrive at your destination safely: Buckle upevery time. A seatbelt is your vehicle's best safety feature. Make sure your passengers are also buckled. Obey all speed limits, bearing in mind that traf c congestion may require driving more slowly. Don't drive distracted: Anything that takes your full attention off of the road, even for a second, could be deadly. This includes texting, changing the radio station, talking to passengers, etc. Get plenty of rest before setting out on a long trip. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more visit www. hsmv.gov. Click it or ticket'

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA woman is being held on $11,000 bond in the Okeechobee County Jail after 5 grams of suspected methamphetamine was allegedly found in the car she was driving. Shadonna Lynn Maxwell, 26, Tawney Drive, Lorida, was arrested May 20 on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. According to an arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force, Maxwell was driving a red 2001 Ford Mustang when she was stopped for an obscured license plate. She also had no identi cation with her, added the report. A second task force detective arrived on scene with Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce K-9 Remi. When the K-9 performed an exterior sniff of the car, it reportedly gave a positive alert to the vehicle. The detective goes on to state that a plastic baggie was found between the driver's seat and the center console. That baggie apparently contained a substance that, when eld tested, gave a positive result for the presence of meth. Also found in the car was a small amount of a substance that, when eld tested, allegedly gave a positive result for the presence of marijuana. The suspected pot weighed 0.7 grams, stated the detective. The detective's report also indicated Maxwell did not consent to a search o f the car, nor did she tell the detectives they couldn't search the vehicle. Maxwell reportedly told investigators the Mustang was not hers. Maxwell was also issued traf c citations for an obscured license plate, driving while license suspended and failure to exhibit a driver's license. W oman jailed on a felony meth charge REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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Robert Simpson, 29, S.E. 10th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 19 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (opiate) without a prescription and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $5,500. Sharon Lynn Bishop, 28, S.W. Park St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 21 by Of cer Ryan Holroyd on a felony charge of driving w hile license suspended habitual offender. Her bond was set at $2,500. Sheila Lynn May, 39, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested May 21 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on charges of failure to appear for felony offense (two counts). She is being held without bond. John David Meara, 37, N.E. 11th Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested May 21 by Deputy Heath Hughes on DOC warrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation battery and violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). He is being held without bond. Jerome Myron Johnson, 18, N.W. 18th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 21 by Of cer Ryan Holroyd on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of burglary of a structure and grand theft-auto. His bond was set at $15,000. George Deane, 22, N.W. 34th St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 21 by Deputy Bart Potter on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer. His bond was set at $5,000. Ronald Wade Palmer, 26, N.W. 34th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested May 21 by Deputy Bart Potter on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with dealing in stolen property and grand theft. His bond was set at $15,500. Cheryl Ann Kelly, 35, Farragut St., Hollywood, was arrested May 22 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a felony charge of battery on a law enforcement of cer. Her bond was set at $1,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. 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14 Okeechobee News May 23, 2014Students compete in Tropicana Public Speaking ContestBy Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Did you know 1 in every 333 births result in identical twins? Did you know a German man nvested the telegraph? Did you know the Philippines includes over 7,700 small islands and has an average daily temperature of 90 degrees? You do now, thanks to speeches given at Monday’s Tropicana Public Speaking Contest held at South Elementary School. Speech topics this year in fourth grade ranged from a trip to Oregon and northern California where the crowd learned about redwood trees, to bullying. Did you know Barrack Obama and Taylor Swift were bullied in school? We learned the words of bullies can lead victims to suicide. We also learned the bene ts of pet adoption and how to be patient with new pets. The fourth grade division winner was Regan Downing of Seminole Elementary. Kiersten Kennedy of Central was second, Leyton Watford of North was third place, and Lacey Nail was honorable mention. The fth grade division was claimed by J ake Bessey of Osceola Middle School, Shelby Sumner of Osceola was second, Chris Cobb of North Elementary was third and Tristin Robinson of Osceola earned honorable mention. The winners in sixth grade were Chad Reichert of Rock Solid Christian Academy, rst place, Alize Merchant, Osceola, second place, Eboni Koivunen, Osceola third place, and Taylor Gibson of Yearling Middle School, honorable mention. Organizer Debra Clements said she was very impressed with the quality of the speeches this year, “I think this was one of the most outstanding years ever, the speakers did an excellent job with their presentation and that made the judge’s jobs very dif cult,” she said. Mrs. Clements said each year it appears the contestants improve and she praised the parents, students, and teachers for putting in a lot of effort to prepare and present these speeches. “It takes a great deal of practice and I feel more of the youth at the county contest are at ease, more skilled, and more con dent standing and speaking in front of a crowd than most adults,” she added. Volunteer judges for the event this year included Jill Holcomb, retired Agent with the Extension Service Pat Miller and Mariah Anuez, Human Resources director for the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. Fourth grade contestants included Kiersten Kennedy and April Rose Salva of Central Elementary, Brandon Burgos and Leah Sylvander of Everglades Elementary, Lacey Nail and Leyton Watford of North Elementary, Layla Edmonds and Travis Sallette of Rock Solid Christian Academy, Regan Downing and Karina Maldonado of Seminole Elementary, and Sarah Dodd and Elizabeth Murphy of South Elementary. Contestants in the fth grade included Tiffany Fennell and Lila Pendarvis of Everglades Elementary, Chris Cobb and Harley Davis of North Elementary, Yamila Lopez and Tristin Robinson of the Osceola Middle School Bobcat team, Jake Bessey and Shelby Sumner of the Osceola Fifth Grade Center Panther team, Jalyn Lightsey and Catie Rowley of Rock Solid Christian Academy, and Layla Gaucin and Olivia Grif n of Seminole Elementary School. The sixth grade division included Case Durrance and Alize Merchant of the Osceola Middle School Dolphins, Alexandria Boon and Eboni Koivunen of the Osceola Middle School Eagles, Chad Reichert and Abby Smith of Rock Solid Christian Academy, and Kendall Harrison, Demiya White, Taylor Gibson and Sheyla Villatoro of Yearling Middle School. Each of the grade winners win a scholarship to a summer 4-H camp in Okeechobee County. The event is sponsored by the local 4-H, Okeechobee County Cooperative Extension Service and Tropicana Products, Inc. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Tropicana Speech Contest winners in the fourth grade division were: (left to right) Lacey Nail, North Elementary, honorable mention; Leyton Watford, North Elementary, third; Kiersten Kennedy, Central Elementary, second; Regan Downing, Seminole Elementary, rst. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Tropicana Speech Contest winners in the fth grade division were: (left to right) Tristin Robinson, OMS, honorable mention; Chris Cobb, North Elementary, third place; Shelby Sumner, OMS, second place; Jake Bessey, OMS, rst place. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Tropicana Speech Contest winners in the sixth grade division were: (left to right) Yatlor Gibson, YMS, honorable mention; Eboni Koivunen, OMS, third place; Alize Merchant, OMS, second place; and Chad Reichert, Rock Solid Christian Academy, rst place. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySeminole Elementary fourth grader Regan Downing spoke at the Tropicana contest on what life is like living with two twin brothers. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLeyton Watford, a fourth grader at North Elementary School, gave her speech on communication. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLacey Nail of North Elementary School competed Monday in the fourth grade competition at Tropicana Speech. Mistress of Ceremonies Pat McCoy gets her ready for her big speech.

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FREEWITH EVERY VEHICLE PURCHASE THROUGH MAY 31, 2014! 2010 TOYOTA RAV 4Only 56K Miles!STK#N657195A$15,899 WAS$18,995 SALEPRICE 2014 KIA OPTIMAOnly 18K Miles!STK#RK20984$18,967 WAS$22,995 SALEPRICE 2014 FORD FOCUS HATCHBACKOnly 15K Miles!STK#RK20981$16,976 WAS$19,940 SALEPRICE 2006 FORD F250 CREW CAB 4X4FX4 Power Stroke Diesel Lariat!STK#N147395A$17,988 WAS$21,995 SALEPRICE 2011 LINCOLN MKZLike New, Only 7,500 Miles!STK#RF0744$24,988 WAS$26,988 SALE PRICE 2014 DODGE CHALLENGEROnly 14K Miles!STK#20991$24,895 WAS$27,995 SALE PRICEPrices exclude taxes, tag, and $699 dealer fee. Vehicles subject to prior sale, hurry in for best selection! Stock photos, for illustration purposes only. Dealer not responsible for typographical errors. Expires 5/31/2014 GAS GIFT CARD$250 15 Okeechobee News May 23, 2014 Deserving middle and high school students from St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties earned a valuable incentive for future success. At a scholarship recognition ceremony held at Indian River State College (IRSC), 40 students became the 2014 recipients of four-year tuition President’s Challenge/Take Stock in Children Scholarships. Recipients this year are all the rst generation in their families to pursue a college degree.The special award ceremony was held on Monday, May 12 at the McAlpin Fine A rts Center on the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. In addition to recognizing new recipients, IRSC recognized the accomplishments of 48 high school graduates and 42 IRSC graduates. Since 1997, 875, President’s Challenge/ Take Stock in Children scholarships have been awarded to students, with the prov ision that they meet the challenges and graduate from high school. The scholarship program is designed to motivate and assist students who show academic promise and who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend college. The scholarship recipients are matched with adult volunteer mentors from the community who provide guidance and encouragement. All the selected scholarship recipients sign a contract agreeing to maintain good grades, to stay out of trouble, to stay away from drugs and alcohol and to graduate from high school. Those who meet the challenge will receive a scholarship to attend IRSC for two years, followed by two years at IRSC or a Florida public college or university. The President’s Challenge/Take Stock in Children Scholarship program is made possible through many program partners including: the Florida Prepaid College Foundation, the Governor’s Mentoring Initiative, the Indian River State College Foundation, the Indian River County School District, the Martin County School District, the Okeechobee County School District, the Okeechobee Educational Foundation, the St. Lucie County School District, the Take Stock in Children Foundation. Scholarship partners include: Edwin and Iris Arnowitt, Bank of America “Dream Makers,” the Lawton Chiles Memorial Endowment, Pete and Susanne Clemons, Jos and Mary Ann Conrado, the Deerbrook Charitable Trust, the Estate of Marjorie Routt, the Florida College System Foundation, the Helios Education Foundation, John’s Island Community Service League, Mallonee Family Foundation, Michael and Misty Minton, the Okeechobee Educational Foundation, the Robert “Bobby” Klein Memorial Endowment, the Sail sh Point Foundation, Wells Fargo, the Williamson Cattle Company and the generous support of many local businesses, organizations and individuals. The President’s Challenge/Take Stock in Children program is coordinated locally by the IRSC Foundation and is offered in cooperation with the Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie County school districts. For more information, to donate scholarship funds or to volunteer as a mentor, contact the IRSC Foundation at (772) 462-4786 or visit www.irsc.edu. IRSC Take Stock In Children Program awards President’s Challenge Scholarships Special to the Okeechobee NewsStudents from St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties attended a scholarship recognition ceremony held at Indian River State College Monday, May 12 where 40 students were named the 2014 recipients the President’s Challenge/Take Stock in Children Scholarships. Okeechobee County Take Stock in Children recipients included Kimberly Allen, Deerbrook Charitable Trust Scholar; Victor Betancourt, Deerbrook Charitable Trust Scholar; Osiel Brito, Williamson Cattle Company Scholar; Orbelin Calvillo, Deerbrook, Charitable Trust Scholar; Audriana Garcia, Pete and Susanne Clemons Scholar; Nancy Olvera, Deerbrook Charitable Trust Scholar; Lizeth Reyes, Helios Education Foundation “1st Generation” Scholar; Reniel Rodriguez Vazquez, Deerbrook Charitable Trust Schola; Brittany Stone, Okeechobee Educational Foundation Scholars; and Stephanie Vega, IRSC Employee Scholar.

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16 Okeechobee News May 23, 2014 Call 863-763-3134 to reserve your space or email: okeeadsales@newszap.comATTENTION: PARENTS!The Okeechobee News will be publishing a special tribute to OHS 2014 Seniors. It will be published in the June 4, 2014 edition.Ad Reservation Deadline: May 30, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsEconomic Council meetsThe Economic Council of Okeechobee met recently with Regional Manager John Diep of Enterprise Florida Inc.’s International Trade abd Development Unit. Mr. Diep has 18 years of experience with EFI and also serves as their Director of the Asia/Paci c Region. At the meeting were: (left to right) Marnie Amiet and Earl Morgan of TD Bank; CenturyLink’s Earl Thompson; Mr. Diep; Economic Council Chairman Jon Geitner of Seacoast National Bank; and, attorney Dennis Corrick with Dean Mead. Mr. Diep spoke of the many free and low-cost services available to Florida businesses that wish to expand into the global marketplace, such as developing a marketing plan for your company and trade missions to various countries where one-on-one appointments are scheduled for you with local vendors. Economic Council members also received timely updates from many local of cials. For information, call 863-467-0200. Special to the Okeechobee NewsElks celebrate Mother’s DayQuite a few families gathered together to celebrate during the annual Mother’s Day Celebration held by the local Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks Lodge #2871 on Saturday, May 11 at American Legion Post 64. Three generations represented included (left to right) Michelle Harper, Sierra Coward and Margarette Froggett. Moose Lodge hosting bingoOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., will host bingo on Friday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, is wing night from 5 until 7 p.m. Bingo will also be held on Thursday, May 29, at 1 p.m. Lunch w ill be available for a small charge on Thursday. Bingo on Friday, May 30, will start at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds bene t Moose charities. Y outh grid sign-ups slatedOkeechobee Youth Football and Cheerleading sign-ups will be held at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., Saturday, May 24 from 9 a.m. until noon. Children ages 4 to 14 may sign up. The sign-up fee is $75 per athlete. For information, call 863-801-9229.Legion offering Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 64 will host Sunday night bingo on May 25 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen w ill offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds w ill bene t the American Legion veterans' programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for lounge and dining room patrons.Memorial Day service setMemorial Day honors will be held May 26 at the Okeechobee Veterans Park beginning at 10 a.m. All local veteran units are asked to post their colors by 9:45 a.m. Citizens of Okeechobee County are invited to attend and bring the kids. Please bring a lawn chair as seating is very limited. Ceremonies are sponsored by Okeechobee Memorial Post 64 of the American Legion. Golf tournament plannedThe 11th annual Good Habits, Old Spirits/ KOA miniature golf tournament will be held Monday, May 26 from 10 a.m. until noon for $10. Participants can sign up at Good Spirits, 245 U.S. 441 S.E. for this blind draw, two-person-per-team tournament at KOA that starts at 12:30 p.m. All proceeds go to Kids with Cancer Care Camp. The entry fee includes access to the pool on the day of the tournament. Prizes will be awarded after the tournament at the KOA Shanty. Participants must be 21 or older.VFW plans holiday cookoutVFW Post 10539 will host a Memorial Day cookout Monday, May 26 with ribs and chicken and all the xings for a donation of $8. The event will start at 2 p.m. Music will be provided by Jay from 3 until 6 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2308.Youth livestock meeting setThe Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show, Inc. will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, May 27 at the Osceola Middle School gym 825 S.W. 28th St., at 7 p.m. for the election of directors and distribution of exhibitor checks. Exhibitors must bring their plaques to this meeting in order to receive their check.CCC will meet May 27The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will meet Tuesday, May 27 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. May special guest speakers will be representatives from Okeechobee County Schools highlighting grant-funded programs. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

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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 SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesFOR SALE CLEAN FILL DIRT $100/PER LOAD. CONTACT ROTOR VEHICAL. PHONE 863-623-8249 MOBILE 863-801-8921 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full Time NOW HIRING A/C Service Technician with at least 5 years experience and competent in the following areas. Read and interpret wiring schematics Please call 763-6742 208 SW 5th Ave, Okeechobee EOE DFWP NOW HIRING LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Donnie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more!CLASS A -CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Employment Full TimeNeeded immediately for fast-paced Parts Counter Sales. Must be highly motivated and experienced. ARS Powersports, 4422 Hwy 441 North. 467-0900 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Employment Full TimeCal-Maine Foods is looking for Motivated and reliable person to perform Maintenance and electrical duties. Electrical skills a plus. Also looking for Motivated and reliable person to perform common labor. Full time, 40+ hours, Good bene ts. Please apply at 6800 NE 120th St. Okeechobee Fl. 34972 DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Security install/svc Tech network/computer self starter a must. Send resume to: secsysjob34974 @gmail.com Employment Part Time Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community PT Caregiver Needed Level II Background check required. Apply in Person M-F 203 SE 2nd Street Part time Sales Person to man Home Depot A/C & Heating booth, sales and trade show a plus, will train. Call 863-385-2665 or email info@advancedairsebring.com Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Real Estate Services House for Rent 2/1.5, large living room, family room, dining room and Florida room, central air/heat. New appliances, washer/dryer, Jacuzzi tub, large yard, privacy fence, deck, outdoor pavilion. $850/mth 1st, last, security. Call Brian (863)484-0755 ApartmentsEFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities & Direct TV w/all movie channels $500 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Available immediately Call 863-634-8885. KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $725/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128. NW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $600, $700. 1st, last & $500 security. 561-346-1642. OKEE Beautiful 2 br. cbs, lrg eat/in kit., 28ft screen rm, utility rm w/ wd hookups, on private lake in BHR, Asking $725/mo 863-467-2784. Condos/Townhouses RentHANDYMAN SPECIAL 2br./1ba. condo, pool, boat dock, Washer/Dryer, water included. $750 mo. + $500 sec. dep. No pets. 863-634-3604. Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK Condo 1BR, 1BA, furnished. No pets. Pool. Yearly $650.00 mo. plus security and electric. Call 502-468-5976. Water Front Ground Flr. 1br/1ba., on water w/pool, fully furnished, includes Utilities. $775 mo. Move in now for $800. 863-634-3604. Houses RentADORABLE: In Town, Okeechobee, 2BR, 2BA, Washer/Dryer, Screen Porch. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. $2100 to move in. (941)504-3954 FOR RENT CBS 1BD/1BA, LIVING & DINING ROOM KITCHEN COMBINATION. RANCH W/BARN, STALLS AND TACKROOM ON 4 ACRE FENCED PASTURE, NICE IN FT DRUM AREA $600.00/MO. PLUS SECURITY CALL WAYNE 734-548-1020 OR LIZ 734-637-2697 Office Space Rent “Time To Move In Is Now” First 2 Months Free“Next to Court House” Commercial Space, 500 SF and up. 863-467-0651 Houses SaleLAKE OKEECHOBEE Log Cabin, 2BR, 1BA, on Rim Canal. Boat dock. Community Pool. $110,000 or best offer. (561)203-7482 or (561)401-3477 Real EstateWantedLAND WANTED -WILL PURCHASE 5 OR 10 ACRE TRACTS OF LAND FOR CASH. PRICE MUST BE A BARGAIN. MUST BE ZONED FOR MOBILE HOME.CALL 863-763-6358 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2 or 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. Starting at $500 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 Office Space Rent Mobile HomeSaleFOR SALE OR LONG TERM LEASE, 2BD/2BA ON BEAUTIFUL RENTAL LOT. DOCK WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO THE LAKE. 217-521-9718 Large used double wide Only $36,900 includes setup, a/c, skirting and steps. call 863-357-4848 Palm Harbor Homes Plant City !! $5K Home replacement. Over 22 models to viewFree factory tours! New Velocity home $67,903 includes deliver, set and A/C. plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol* Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Parts/RepairsTIRES SET OF 4 P235-60R17 GOOD USED TIRES $100.00 863-824-0944 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 17 Okeechobee News May 23, 2014

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Public Notice NOTICE OF OUA MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regular session on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility Authority Of ces, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will hold a Public Hearing as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to discuss the preliminary 2015 Budget. All interested parties for or against the proposed Budget and other changes can be heard at said time and place. The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be met by contacting the Executive Director’s Of ce at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing by any person wishing assistance. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record. BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY John F. Hayford Executive Director 465521 ON 5/23/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD063 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: 2270 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 9 BLOCK 11 1-15-36-35-0040-00110-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MARKLEY T SEAY 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 19th day of June, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain 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. 465004 ON 5/9,16,23,30/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD071 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BAKERSTREET INVESTMENTS INC 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: 3865 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOTS 4 5 6 BLOCK 229 3-21-37-35-0020-02290-0040 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: TRIPLE E MANAGEMENT INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 3rd day of July, 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. 465094 ON 5/23,30;6/6,13/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD070 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BAKERSTREET INVESTMENTS INC 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: 3811 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOTS 4 & 5 BLOCK 141 3-15-37-35-0010-01410-0040 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: KIRCHMAN OIL COMPANY KIRCHMAN OIL CORPORATION Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 3rd day of July, 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. 465093 ON 5/23,30;6/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD066 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that FENG JIANG 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: 1026 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOTS A & B OF TRACT 21 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 21 & W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 21 24 34S 33E 1-24-34-33-0A00-00021-A000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CECELIA KNOB Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 3rd day of July, 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. 465089 ON 5/23,30;6/6,13/2014 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Public Notice How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD065 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ANTHONY & LORI KIBLER 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: 735 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT H OF TRACT 13 EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 13 SECTION 21 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-21-34-33-0A00-00013-H000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MABELISE PIERRE GILLES Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 3rd day of July, 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. 465088 ON 5/23,30;6/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD067 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: 1417 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 17 EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 17 SECTION 28 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-28-34-33-0A00-00017-P000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DAVID M NARRO SURVEY SERVICES INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 3rd day of July, 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. 465090 ON 5/23,30;6/6,13/2014 Lutheran Services Florida 2210 Tall Pines Drive, Suite 220 Largo, Florida 33771 Request for Bid HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START Scope of Work: This request for bid is to solicit individuals/groups that operate high, quality licensed child care programs to potentially open and run a full day/full year Head Start/Early Head Start program that follows Federal, State, and County standards. The Head Start and Early Head Start program is a comprehensive program that provides child development and educational services, incorporating the curriculum and assessment tools which are used throughout the classroom and promotes socialization activities in accordance with the Head Start Act. The Agency is required to hold a Child Care license with the Florida Department of Children & Families, participation in the USDA Child Care Food Program, and Guiding Star Quality Rating Improvement System. Request for: Head Start and Early Head Start Child Care Partners in City of Pahokee Document Cost : $0 Bid Bond: No Application Due Date/Time : May 19, 2014/ 5:00 pm Bid Package Information Date : will be held on the Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:00 am. Location: Pahokee Public Library 525 Bacom Point Road Pahokee, FL 33476 Phone: 561-924-5928 Contact: Lynn Stone Contracts Manager Lutheran Services Florida Inc. 2210 Tall Pines Drive, Suite 220 Largo, Florida 33771 Phone Number: 727-547-5902 Application can be found at http://lsf-hsehs.lsfnet.org/Pages/Head-Start-Early-Head-Start-Duval.aspx 465339 OK 5/11,14,16,18,21,23/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD069 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BAKERSTREET INVESTMENTS INC 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: 3105 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: THE EAST 75 FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 28 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST BEING ALSO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF U S GOVERNMENT LOT 1 OF SAID SECTION THENCE RUN EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION A DISTANCE OF 1452 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND FROM THENCE RUN SOUTH 525 FEET THENCE EAST 193 FEET THENCE NORTH 525 FEET THENCE WEST ALONG SAID SECTION LINE A DISTANCE OF 193 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING SAID LAND BEING A PART OF U S GOVERNMENT LOT 1 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA LESS ROAD RIGHT OF WAY 1-28-37-35-0A00-00039-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DAVID FELTENBERGER HAROLD FELTENBERGER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 3rd day of July, 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. 465092 ON 5/23,30;6/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD068 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BAKERSTREET INVESTMENTS INC 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: 2294 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 4 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH LINE OF AUSTRALIAN AVENUE WITH EAST LINE OF LOT 28 WHISPERING PINES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 25 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE RUN SOUTHERLY ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 28 FOR A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEET THENCE RUN EASTERLY PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID AUSTRALIAN AVENUE FOR A DISTANCE OF 418.15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND THENCE RUN NORTHERLY PARALLEL TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 28 FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET THENCE RUN EASTERLY PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID AUSTRALIAN AVENUE FOR A DISTANCE OF 184.08 FEET TO THE POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 15 US 441 SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE BEING LOCATED 50.00 FEET FROM THE CENTERLINE OF SAID ROAD THENCE RUN SOUTHERLY ALONG THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD 15 FOR A DISTANCE OF 36.17 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CIRCULAR CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 2814.93 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 2 DEG 55 MIN 43 SEC FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 143.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH A LINE THAT IS 400.00 FEET SOUTH OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID AUSTRALIAN AVENUE SAID 400.00 FEET BEING MEASURED ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE AFORESAID LOT 28 THENCE RUN WESTERLY PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID AUSTRALIAN AVENUE FOR A DISTANCE OF 181.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING .75 ACRE 1-04-37-35-0A00-00009-C000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CARLOS M VERGARA MANUEL F VERGARA MARTINA VERGARA N & A CONSTRUCTION INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 3rd day of July, 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. 465091 ON 5/23,30;6/6,13/2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that the following vehicles will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S.. 713.78 on the sale dates at the locations below at 9:00 a.m. to satisfy towing and storage charges. 1992 Toyota JT2VK14E8N0078375 1999 Ford 1FAFP52U3XG232781 Sale Date:06/09/2014 Location:Rapid Auto Disposal Incorporated 4870 US hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 Lienors reserve the right to bid. 465519 ON 5/23/2014 Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD064 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that SABRINA BURAC 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: 756 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT O OF TRACT 19 WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 19 SECTION 21 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-21-34-33-0A00-00019-O000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: REINALDO G BURAC 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 19th day of June, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Lynn Shain 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. 465003 ON 5/9,16,23,30/2014 18 Okeechobee News May 23, 2014

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Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY AGRI-CIVIC CENTER FENCE REPLACEMENT COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2014-10 INVITATION TO BID Sealed BIDS will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972 until 3:00 p.m. on June 6, 2014. Bids will be received at the second oor BOCC Clerk’s Of ce, Room 222 and will be publicly opened and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time speci ed will not be accepted. The BIDS shall be based on the following: Furnish all labor, materials, equipment, services and appurtenances necessary to construct approximately 2,740 LF of Wood Timber Type A Fence with 1047-6-9 Class III Woven Steel Wire as speci ed under the FDOT Index No. 801 adjacent to the right-of-way line of State Highway 70 East and the Okeechobee County AgriCivic Center Property. Coordination with all other work being performed as further speci ed herein. All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Drawings, Speci cations and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at or obtained from: Okeechobee County F.M.D.S./Capital Projects 1700 NW 9th Avenue Suite C Okeechobee, FL 39972 (863) 763-0805 sselvey@co.okeechobee. .us Any questions pertaining to the project speci cations or scope of work will be addressed to the Okeechobee County Capital Projects, FMDS Division, in writing via email at: sselvey@co.okeechobee. .us or fax at 863-763-5529 no later than May 27, 2014, 5:00 p.m Each Contractor will be furnished with an electronic version of the Plans and Speci cations at no cost by sending a request via email to: sselvey@co.okeechobee. .us or fax to 863-763-0805. Bid Documents must be obtained from Okeechobee County. Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Security in the form of a Bid Bond, or Certi ed Check, made payable to “Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners”, in the amount of not less than ve percent (5%) of the total Bid Amount as a guarantee that the Bidder, if awarded the Contract, will execute and le acceptable performance and payment bonds equal to 100% of the contract price and acceptable Insurance per requirements list in Bid Documents within seven (7) calendar days after written notice of the award of contract. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after the date set for opening of bids. If the Contract Sum is more than $100,000, the Contractor shall furnish a Performance Bond on Standard Form 25 in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Sum as security for the faithful performance of this Contract. If the Contract amount is increased, the Owner may require a corresponding increase in the amount of the bond. The Owner may also secure additional protection by directing the Contractor to add a penal amount to the existing bond or to obtain an additional bond. The Contractor shall furnish a Payment Bond on Standard Form 25-A in amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract sum. Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation or delivery of proposals. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids accept Bids in any order or combination, accept or reject portions of Bids, make modi cations to the work after bidding, and waive any formality in the Bids if they deem it in their best interest to do so. The General Contractor will provide additional information including, but not limited to, a list of similar projects constructed within the past ve (5) years, client references and an audited or certi ed nancial statement, or other nancial references deemed appropriate to Contract Award. Bidders will con ne their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be accepted. Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform the work and services or quali ed by examination to be so licensed. Each bidder will submit (1) one original and (2) copies of their bid. If in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the speci cations, it is the bidder’s responsibility to seek clari cation from Okeechobee County Capital Projects. Additionally, it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a personal investigation as to requirements of the County. The Board of County Commissioners has the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: “BID OKEECHOBEE COUNTY AGRI-CIVIC CENTER FENCE REPLACEMENT OKEEHOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2014-10 ”. Frank Irby, Chairman Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, FL Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court Okeechobee County, FL 465541 ON 5/23/2014 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: Schoonmaker & Sons Under which we expect to engage in business at: 605 NW 2nd Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Stephen Schoonmaker Robert Schoonmaker Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 20th day of May, 2014. BY: Stephen Schoonmaker Robert Schoonmaker 465520 ON 5/23/2014 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on JUNE 6, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1999 CHEVY CAVALIER VIN #1G1JC1245X7121151 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 465517 ON 5/23/2014 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2014-02 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY HIGHWAY 98 ANNEX IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT INVITATION TO BID Sealed BIDS will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972 until 3:00 p.m. on June 23, 2014 They will be publicly opened by the County Clerk or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time speci ed will not be accepted. The work to be performed under this Bid/Contract consists of but shall not be limited to: furnishing materials, equipment, and labor for the construction/improvements to an existing facility as shown in the Drawings and described in the Speci cations and Contract Documents for the Highway 98 Annex Improvements Project. All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Drawings, Speci cations and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at or obtained from: Okeechobee County Capital Projects, Donnie Oden, F.M.D.S., Director, 1700 NW 9th Avenue Suite C, Okeechobee, FL 39972; (863) 763-0805; sselvey@co.okeechobee. .us. Any questions pertaining to the project speci cations or scope of work will be addressed to the Okeechobee County Capital Projects, FMDS Division, in writing via email at: sselvey@co.okeechobee. .us or fax at 863-763-5529 no later than ten (10) calendar days prior to bid of project, which is June 13, 2014. Each Contractor will be furnished with an electronic version of the Plans and Speci cations at no cost by sending a request via email to: sselvey@co.okeechobee. .us or fax to 863-763-0805. Bid Documents must be obtained from Okeechobee County A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse, Room 201 located at 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 on June 4, 2014_at 2:00 p.m Bidder’s attendance is mandatory. BIDS RECEIVED FROM CONTRACTORS WHO DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE RETURNED UNOPENED. Each bid must be submitted in TRIPLICATE (ONE ORIGINAL AND TWO COPIES) and accompanied by an acceptable Bid Security in the form of a Bid Bond, or Certi ed Check, made payable to “Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners”, in the amount of not less than ve percent (5%) of the total Bid Amount as a guarantee that the Bidder, if awarded the Contract, will execute and le acceptable performance and payment bonds equal to 100% of the contract price and Insurance as required by Bid Documents within fteen (15) calendar days after notice of award of the contract. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after the date set for opening of bids. If the Contract Sum is more than $100,000, the Contractor shall furnish a Performance Bond on Standard Form 25 in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Sum as security for the faithful performance of this Contract. If the Contract amount is increased, the Owner may require a corresponding increase in the amount of the bond. The Owner may also secure additional protection by directing the Contractor to add a penal amount to the existing bond or to obtain an additional bond. The Contractor shall furnish a Payment Bond on Standard Form 25-A in amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract sum. Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation or delivery of proposals. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids accept Bids in any order or combination, accept or reject portions of Bids, make modi cations to the work after bidding, and waive any formality in the Bids if they deem it in their best interest to do so. The General Contractor will provide additional information including, but not limited to, a list of similar projects constructed within the past ve (5) years, client references and an audited or certi ed nancial statement, or other nancial references deemed appropriate to Contract Award. Bidders will con ne their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be accepted. Each bidder will submit with this bid a completed schedule of values for their bid and all documents included in the bid package. Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform the work and services or quali ed by examination to be so licensed. If in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the speci cations, it is the bidder’s responsibility to seek clari cation from Okeechobee County in writing. Additionally, it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a personal investigation as to requirements of the County. The Board of County Commissioners has the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: “BID OKEECHOBEE COUNTY HIGHWAY 98 ANNEX IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2014-02”. Frank Irby,Chair Board of County CommissionersOkeechobee County, FL Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court Okeechobee County, FL 465540 ON 5/23/2014 Public Notice The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 472014CP000083CPAXMX Division: Probate IN RE: THE ESTATE OF OLLIE ARLENE RASHLEY Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of OLLIE ARLENE RASHLEY, deceased, whose date of death was October 17, 2013 and whose Social Security No. is 266-44-1584, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 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 served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 SO 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 May 16, 2014. George W. Rashley, Jr. 138 Cypress View Road Goose Creek, SC 29445 BY: George W. Rashley Jr. Petitioner Attorney for Personal Representative ALBERT J. GAMOT, P.A. 2701 PGA Blvd., Suite C Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Telephone: 561-832-5500 By Albert J. Gamot, Jr. Florida Bar No. 123165 465414 ON 5/16,23/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014-CP-0039 IN RE: ESTATE OF HUDD LEE GORHAM A/K/A HUDD L. GORHAM Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HUDD LEE GORHAM. A/K/A HUDD L. GORHAM deceased, whose date of death was March 14, 2012; File Number 2014-CP-0039, is pending in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 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 the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2014-DR-061 IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: RITA JAYNE MCCABE, Petitioner/Wife, and JONATHAN MAURICE MCCABE, Respondent/Husband NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION TO: Jonathan Maurice McCabe YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage, including claims for dissolution of marriage, payment of debts, division of real and personal property, and for payments of support, has been led against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action on Rebecca H. Boldt, Petitioner’s attorney, whose address is 180 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite C, Okeechobee, Fl 34972, on or before June 19, 2014 and le the original with the clerk of this court at Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J SW, Moore Haven, Florida, 33471, either before service on Petitioner’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED this 19th day of May, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Kayleen Murphy Deputy Clerk 465510 ON 5/23,30 06/6 19 Okeechobee News May 23, 2014THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. This date of rst publication of this notice is signed on May 23, 2014. RAELENE S. GRIFFIN Personal Representative 299 N.W. 34th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Richard W. Covert, PLLC Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 155 174 Copeland & Covert, PLLC 631 Palm Springs Drive Suite 115 Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 Telephone: (407)830-7720 Email: rick@copelandcovert.com Secondary Email: mary@copelandcovert.com 465492 ON 05/23,30/2014 No wonder newspaper readers earn more!saves you money by providing information about the best buys. READING A NEWSPAPER... 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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 CHRISTIAN CHURCH 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. ( a pp rox. 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 Take a Walk on the Wild Side!New friends ~ Amazing experiments~ Untamed games Lip-smacking snacks ~ Surprising adventures ~ Incredible music OKEECHOBEE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Vacation Bible School June 9 June 13 ~ 6:00 to 8:30 PM For more information, call 863-467-78583055 SE 18th Terrace(Charles Harvey Highway) 21 Okeechobee News May 23, 2014 D.A.R.E. holds graudation Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppDetective Corporal Ted Van Deman (left), a rearms instructor for the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce, talked about many different types of rearms to students taking part in Thursday's D.A.R.E. graduation. Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppOkeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce Deputy Matt Hurst (right), a member of the OCSO Special Response Team (SRT), talked to area fth-grade students at Thursday's D.A.R.E. graduation event about the different types of protective equipment worn and used by SRT members. Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement of cers David Lafoy (left) and Brantley Barber (right) were on hand at Thursday's D.A.R.E. graduation event to answer questions and let students pet a small alligator. Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppDetective Captain John Rhoden (right), of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce, talked to area fth-grade students about the dangers of drugs at Thursday's D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduation held at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. An estimated 500 area students attended the May 22 event.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Close to 1,000 people packed into Brahman Stadium on May 16 to view their family members, classmates, and friends compete in the annual Hershey’s Track and Field games. Students ages 9-14 compete in the annual event that features the best athletes at Okeechobee Elementary Schools, Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School and various Christian Schools in our community. Winners for the boys 9-10 division included Daron Powers of South Elementary in the 50 meters, Charlie Collier of Central Elementary in the 100 meters, Wyatt Friend of Central Elementary in the 200 meters, Cody Smith of Central Elementary in the 400 meters, and the relay team from Central Elementary in the 4x100 meter relay. The team included Leonides Castellanos, Charlie Collier, Cody Smith and Wyatt Friend. Carson Watford of North Elementary won the boys long jump and Tucker Hargraves won the softball throw. The closest race was in the 400 meters as Wyatt Friend nished a fraction of a second behind Smith. In the girls 9-10 year old division, Vajaira Jones of North Elementary won the 50 meters, Shanitria Warner of Central took the 100 meters, Shanitria Warner of Central Elementary won the 200 meters, Bellana Schlosser of Everglades won the 400 meters and the 4x100 meter relay team from North Elementary. Team members included Yajaira Jones, Cecilia Carran, Kendal Kress and Shayla Chandler The girls long jump title was claimed by Bellano Schlosser of Everglades and Holly Younger of Central Elementary won the softball throw. In the boys 11-12 year old division, Marquavis Williams of Osceola won the 100 meters, Christopher Kinder of Everglades the 200 meters, Justin Gopher of Pemayetv Emahakv the 400 meters, Martin Mederos of Central the 800 meters and the Yearling 4x100 relay team. Members included Lindsey Majors, Adolfo Ponce De Leon, Tylane McLane and Treyshawn Wiggins. The closest race was the 200 meters with three runners all within one second of each other. Marquavis Williams of Osceola also won the boys long jump while Donovon Harris of PECS won the softball throw. On the girls side in the 11 and 12 year old age group, Julia Smith won the 100 meters, Kay Gonzales of North Elementary slipped past classmate Kendra Rogers in the 200 meters, Julia Smith of PECS the 400 meters, Mallorie Thomas the 800 meters, and the 4x100 meter relay team from PECS. Members included Julia Smith, Aubrey Pearce, Janessa Nunez, and Jenna Brown. Hailey Garcia of Everglades took home the title in the girl’s long jump and Julia Smith of PECS won the softball throw. In the boys division for ages 13 and 14, it was Jeremiah Stalans of Osceola winning the 100 meters, Ernesto Delira of Yearling the 200 meters, Gage Ingram of Osceola the 800 meters, Elias Sowell of Osceola the 1600 meters and the Osceola Middle 4x100 meter relay team. Members included Jeremiah Stalans, Jose Mata-Gonzalez, Fabian Montoya, and Gage Ingram. Chandler Pearce of PECS won the boy’s long jump and Lucas Osceola of PECS claimed the boy’s softball throw with a toss some 27 inches longer than the competition. In the girls ages 13 and 14 division, Ashley Snyder of Osceola won the 100 meters, Ashton English of Yearling claimed the 200 meters, Lillian Henry of Yearling won both the 800 and 1,600 meters, and the Yearling 4x100 meter relay team were victorious. Members include Taylor Gibson, Alexis Morgan, Ashley Boyd, and Shamyra Williams. Ashley Snyder of Osceola won the long jump and Raeley Matthews took home the softball throw. Winners this year advance to compete in the state nals to be held on Saturday, June 21 at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Florida. For more information contact the Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation Of ce at 863-763-6950 or follow them on facebook.www.facebook.com/okeeparksandrec. 22 Okeechobee News May 23, 2014 Local children compete in Hershey’s Track and Field events Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyHolly Younger, a fourth grader at Central Elementary, watches her softball y during the softball throw at the Hershey's Track and Field games. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJohn Williamson (left) of North Elementary looks for the nish line during the boys 50-meter race on Friday at the Hershey's Track and Field competition at Okeechobee High School on May 16. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKaitlyn Yerkes, a third grade at South Elementary, gives her best effort in the standing long jump at the Hershey's Track and Field games at OHS May 16. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMelina Steve, a third grader at Brighton's Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School, lets loose on a long toss in the softball throw event on May 16. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyFrank LiCatta was one of several volunteers who helped out at the Hershey's Track and Field competition Friday. Here he gets boys in the 100-meter race ready to go.

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Special to the Okeechobee NewsIf you are among the 750,000-plus Florida bass anglers, now is the time to provide your opinion about Florida’s proposed change to largemouth bass conservation by lling out a new online survey. The change being considered is a vebass daily bag limit, only one of which may be 16 inches in total length or longer. This means that each person would be allowed to keep up to ve largemouth bass less than 16 inches, or four largemouth bass less than 16 inches and one largemouth bass 16 inches or longer each day. This change would replace current length limits, but would not alter the current statew ide bag limit of ve bass. To take the survey and to learn more about largemouth bass, and current and possible future management changes, go to MyFWC. com/Fishing and select the “Speak out on bass rules!” link under the bass image near the middle of the page. Based on public input and future edits to the proposal, the earliest this rule change is expected to be implemented is July 2016. “The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) takes public opinions v ery seriously,” said Tom Champeau, director of the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management. “Combined with the best science and case studies that we have to go on, public input helps us strive for optimal sustained use of these popular and valuable sh.” In 2011 the Black Bass Management Plan w as approved, based on comments from more than 7,500 anglers and a series of Technical Advisory Group meetings involving Florida guides, tournament anglers, marina owners, trophy bass shermen, outdoor writers and tourism representatives. The plan encouraged FWC biologists to develop the least restrictive regulations feasible to enhance trophy bass sheries, maintain healthy bass populations statewide, and provide diverse angling opportunities. Public input encouraged controlling the number of big bass taken from the wild and enhancing angler satisfaction. Based on a review of biological and sociological data that included almost 6,000 public responses to a preliminary survey and open-house events around the state, the FWC is seeking additional feedback on the proposed change to create a basic statewide regulation for largemouth bass. Currently, south and east of the Suwannee River there is a 14-inch minimum, and in the Suwannee River and north and west there is a 12-inch minimum size limit for bass. Data show that protecting these smaller sh is not necessary, biologically and that the size limit complicates regulations. What is advantageous is protecting bigger sh, which are rarer and take longer to produce — hence the proposed catch limit of only one bass that is 16 inches or longer. This regulation would also be more lenient in the shing zone in the south (east of Highway 441 and south of State Road 80), which currently allows only one bass over 14 inches. Limited exceptions for speci c sheries that have special needs or opportunities w ould still be possible, such as high-pro le, catch-and-release sheries that need such a management approach, or even a few more liberal regulations where bass may be overabundant. Those would be limited exceptions and generally associated with sh management areas. In addition, it is important to note that there is no intent to alter the simple Bass Tournament Exemption Permit process (see MyFWC.com/Permits then click on “Freshwater” and “Black Bass Tournament”). Currently, bass organizations holding tournaments may apply online for a temporary exemption to bass size limits. This is done to ensure the health of Florida freshwater resources while encouraging shing participation from small clubs to major tournaments. Tournament organizers and sponsors must emphasize proper handling and care of bass to their participants and adhere to live-release guidelines stipulated in the permit. Moreover, in return for the temporary exemption to allow weigh-in prior to live-release of the bass, all tournament participants must forego any harvest. Hence, they are not allowed to keep what would otherwise be their vesh bag limit. Any sh that accidentally die in a permitted tournament must be donated to charity or for research. Tournaments are not required to have a permit if they choose to abide by existing regulations (e.g., currently one bass longer than 22 inches or the proposed one bass over 16 inches). Besides lling out the survey, those interested in ensuring quality bass shing can do two other things: Sign up for our TrophyCatch citizen-science program that rewards anglers for catching, documenting and releasing bass heavier than 8 pounds (see TrophyCatchFlorida.com ), and purchase a “Go Fishing” largemouth bass tag for your vehicle or trailer (see http://bit.ly/FLbass-tag). FWC seeks input on proposed largemouth bass management change 23 Okeechobee News May 23, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News/ FWCBy carefully catching and releasing larger bass, anglers can help ensure a quality bass shery for current and future generations.

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