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Friday, June 6, 2014 50¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 68 12.40 feetLast Year: 13.40 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. T e a c h e r ’ s a i d e Teacher’s aide a c c u s e d o f accused of p u l l i n g g i r l ’ s h a i r pulling girl’s hair ... Page 2 License free shing days in June ... Page 2 W oman accuses workers of theft ... Page 7 OHS Brahmans band honored at banquet ... Page 10 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJarred Morgan took the hill and shut down the Palm Beach Rebels for the rst two innings before a strong thunderstorm interrupted play. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The American Legion Post 64 baseball season got under way last weekend with a lot of familiar names in the starting lineup. Basically, all non-seniors on the Okeechobee High School team have joined up to play this summer for coaches Tyler Finney and Dalton Murray, two former Brahman stars. The weather ruined the rst game as play was suspended in the third inning with Okeechobee trailing the Palm Beach Rebels 5-0. The roster for the team includes Trenton Hickman, Layton Thomas, Gabe Greseth, Kevin Coleman, Cameron Morris, Bailey Kirton, Alex Lopez, Chase Quisenberry, Armando Rodriguez, Cody Louthan, Jarred Morgan, Ethan Faulk and Zeke Matthews. Home games this month include Thursday, June 5, at 5 p.m.; Saturday, June 21; Sunday, June 22; Thursday, June 26, 5 p.m.; and, a July 10 double header at noon. Finney said it feels great to be back in the Brahman dugout, albeit in a different role now as a coach. "I want to help the younger guys. I enjoyed my career here playing Brahman baseball and I hope to give back to these guys who are the future," he said. Finney said he is very impressed with the talent level of the club so far. Of course, the high school team won the district title this year and moved on to the second round of the playoffs. Finney predicts this team can continue to have success. Finney said baseball fans should come out and support the team this summer. The majority of the team is sophomores and juniors who will be on the high school team next year. He also stressed that American Legion baseball in Okeechobee is really a great program that really keeps the boys skills sharp. He noted many might not be able to play in the summer had this local team not been created. "I know, for myself, I didn't play the summer before my freshman year in college and that really hurt me. You've got to get the reps for elding, pitching and hitting. It is very important to a player," he pointed out. Finney also doesn't want it to be work for the players. He, of course, wants them to succeed but he also wants them to enjoy themselves and relax a little bit over the summer. American Legion Post 64 baseball season startsSee BASEBALL — Page 5 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Thanks to an anonymous donor, area pets will now have a better chance of surviving a re and enjoying a long and happy life with their human friends. Earlier this week, Okeechobee County Fire/ Rescue (OCF/R) received six sets of pet oxygen masks through the Wag'N O2 Fur Life Program. These masks will allow rst responders to give animals oxygen just like they would for human victims. The only difference is the actual mask. "A regular mask uses a band to hold it to the face. These masks will slide over the muzzle and encapsulate the whole mouth," explained OCF/R Lieutenant Fire/Medic Karl Holtkamp, who is also that agency's training of cer. He said the oxygen masks come in three different sizes and can even be placed on a bird's head. The masks can also be used on cats, ferrets, hamsters, alpacas, wolves and many more species. Lt. Holtkamp said the mask can be cleaned and reused. "We've had a couple of chances where we tried to resuscitate animals and tried usin g regular oxygen masks," he said. "The regula r mask worked in one of those instances. Th e other time, I don't know if it would have mad e any difference if we would've had this mask." Although his agency may only need th e Wag'N O2 mask a couple of times a year, he' s glad they have them. "I think it will be a very great outcome an d give an animal a better chance of survivability, Lt. Holtkamp said. OCF/R gets oxygen masks for petsSee PETS — Page 5

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy has recommended a Seminole Elementary School teacher’s assistant, Elaine Murphy, be terminated after a lengthy investigation by the school and the Department of Children and Families. A 6-year-old kindergarten student allegedly had her hair pulled by the employee w hile waiting for the afternoon school bus at the school, according to school board documents. Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Deputy and School Resource Of cer Joseph Hall investigated the matter and stated in his report he did not believe Mrs. Murphy intended to cause harm but did act in an improper manner while having no criminal intent. Nine witnesses, most of them school board employees, were interviewed during the investigation by the school system. Mrs. Murphy has requested a hearing before the school board that is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10 at 6 p.m. Her attorney Mark Wilensky said the incident was an accident as his client’s bracelet and jewelry became entangled in the girl’s hair. “My client’s conduct does not rise to the level of discipline. She has been more than chastised for going through this process and trying to clear her well-earned good name,” he said. A DCF investigator found enough evidence to con rm abuse took place, classifying the report of pulling hair causing physical injury to be ‘veri ed’ and recommended Mrs. Murphy not be a caretaker of students. The alleged incident occurred on Jan. 15, 2014 near the school bus loading area. School board employee Chevela McKinney reported Mrs. Murphy tried to make the child sit down but she didn’t comply. The child crawled to the grass. She went on to state that Mrs. Murphy used two hands to grab the child’s hair. An 11-year-old student who reported witnessing the incident stated she saw Mrs. Murphy’s knee in the girl’s forehead, trying to push her back to the wall. A student claimed Mrs. Murphy pulled the child’s hair hard enough to lift the child off the ground. “She pulled it just a little bit at rst then pulled it harder to the point the child’s body was lifted up some,” stated an 11-year-old. Mr. Wilensky described the 11-year-old student’s statement, as “balderdash” and noted the child did not cry. “The fact that her hair got caught was unfortunate but accidental. Mrs. Murphy cares for these students in a kind manner and handles a dif cult and physical job with skill,” he said. Ms. McKinney said in her statement that Mrs. Murphy admitted she pulled the girls hair because she wouldn’t get up. Mrs. Murphy stated to school of cials there were ants in the grass where the girl was crawling. She described the incident as an accident and that she is sorry. The mother later sent a note to the girl’s teacher and claimed the child came home crying off the bus and very upset and she wanted to know why. Ms. McKinney told the child’s classroom teacher that Mrs. Murphy tried to force the child to sit down but she continued to misbehave and remained uncooperative. She stated Mrs. Murphy “got a little too forceful.” Teacher Wendy Mullens, in her statement to the school, said she suspected abusive behavior in the past involving the teacher’s aide and three other students. DCF investigated these allegations and found them to be not substantiated. She later distanced herself from this statement and clari ed the remark. “I may have described these situations strongly,” she said. A letter from Ms. Mullen’s attorney, Branden Vicari, found that due to the time constraints and pressure from the school to make a statement on the incident, Ms. Mullens wrote a letter that ‘overstated’ Ms. Murphy’s behavior in the classroom. The attorney’s letter stated Ms. Mullens never witnessed behavior by Mrs. Murphy that rose to the level of abuse. Mr. Wilensky said his client had good job performance evaluations and never had an y prior disciplinary actions taken against her. In the meantime Murphy remains suspended without pay since April 24. A lleged hair pulling could lead to school employee’s dismissal Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2014 Okeechobee County Community Guide S Big Lake Eye Care A Quick Reference Guide for New and Longtime Residents Okeechobee County 2013-2014 School Information Guide Featuring: Call to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care Do you have some news to share?Publish it yourself! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., June 6TH Thurs., June 12THFor Info, Call 763-7202 III: “MALEFICENT”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00II: “EDGE OF TOMORROW”Fri. 7:00 & 9:10, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:10, Mon 3:00 & 7:00I: “X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST”Fri. 7:00 & 9:15, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:15, Mon 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG-13 PG 2 Okeechobee News June 6, 2014 Today: Sunshine and some clouds. High 92F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Thunderstorms in the evening will give way to partly cloud y skies overnight. Low 72F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.Extended ForecastSaturday: Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 91F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Saturday Night: Thunderstorms during the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 71F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%. Sunday: Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 88F. Winds light and variable. Okeechobee Forecast Floridians and visitors will be able to sh w ithout a saltwater recreational shing license on June 7 and 8 and freshwater recreational shing license on June 14 and 15. “Florida is the Fishing Capital of the W orld,” said Governor Rick Scott. “Fishing is an economic engine for our state, providing jobs from Pensacola to the Keys. These designated license-free shing days are a great opportunity for Floridians to celebrate summer w ith their families and loved ones, enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors, cast a line and get hooked on shing.” “We hope visitors and residents alike will be able to join in the excitement of Florida’s saltwater and freshwater shing this year by participating in one of our license-free shing days,” said FWC Chairman Richard Corbett. “This is an excellent opportunity to share the fun and togetherness of a shing trip with the entire family or to introduce someone to a lifelong hobby of shing.” These four license-free shing days fall near National Fishing and Boating Week, a national celebration of shing and boating, which started June 1 and runs through June 8. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s www.TakeMeFishing.org website is a place to learn about events sponsored by businesses and communities during National Fishing and Boating Week, as well as locating shing sites, identifying recreational species and nding shing tips. In conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week and FWC’s license-free event is the rst-ever Keep America Fishing Day on June 7. The rst Saturday in September (Sept. 6, 2014) and the rst Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29, 2014) have also been designated license-free saltwater shing days, and the rst Saturday and Sunday in April (April 4-5, 2015) have been designated a license-free freshwater shing weekend. All bag limits, seasons and size restrictions apply on these dates. To make your shing day successful, check out MyFWC.com/Fishing for shing tips, locations and rules. Learn more about license-free shing days by visiting MyFWC.com/License and clicking on “Do I Need One?” and “Free Fishing Days.” Florida license-free shing days planned in June Free VPK program slatedFaith Academy Preschool free summer VPK is a Christian-based summer program for children who will be attending kindergarten in the fall of 2014. Children must be 5 on or before Sept. 1 and have not participated in a VPK program during the school year. Classes start June 16. For information, call 863-763-8800.

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Bicycle safety The cops used to hold bicycle safety t raining days for children about once a year, w hen they would also engrave names or numbers on their bikes so they could be identi ed if they were stolen. They should b ring those “bicycle safety rodeos” back. It is obvious that many parents are not teaching t heir children the rules for riding bicycles on t he street. They might also consider offering t raining for adults.  Law or not, riding with your back to t raf c is asking to be hit. I refuse to ride w here I can’t see if a car is about run me over, at least then I might have the chance to get off the road! I would never assume the driver behind me isn’t texting, drunk, or under in uence of other distraction.Sheriff’s $8.4 million budget This is what the entire city and county of Okeechobee should be following. Stop b eing forced to settle for mediocre wages and services and demand fair and honest payment and cut out the people who are keeping the town suppressed. When they t ry to starve you out by outsourcing those s ervices for what you as residents can prov ide, you will see how much those lying c rooked politicians, that we vote into of ce ironically, truly care about you. Good luck Okeechobee!  I think it’s time for a new sheriff. That money could be put to better causes. This is a small town not a big city.  Law enforcement need to be paid what t hey are worth and I appreciate them. T rees in medians Why are they using tax money to plant t rees along the roads that if anyone crashes into will surely kill them?  Times are tough. People are hungry and j obless and they’re planting trees. The city needs more venues for children and teens. W e are slowly losing them to all the bars and drugs ...sad ... but the roads are pretty.  The trees are being put in with grant money. They have nothing to do with Okeechobee County budget. If town starts looking better and we get more people moving in, we get more winter visitors thus the county can afford a better budget.Dog bites child Targeting the pit bulls is not fair. Any breed of dog is capable of doing this very thing.Sheriff’s budget In my experience the people that say we have too many cops for this small of a town, are doing something illegal. What we have is way too many drugs on the street for this small of a town.  If the kids had something to do they wouldn’t be so quick to turn to drugs.  The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce patrols the whole county and it’s a huge area plus the jail. They do a great job, and I would hate to see that change by taking their money away or not funding them properly!  They approved in past years the same amount, why not now? With in ation and economy, he needs less now? When they approved the SAME amount of budget in the past did they make an egregious error?  I sympathize with the sheriff’s budgetary woes, and I have friends in the sheriffs department. I also have friends in the courthouse and I hate to see the courthouse security used as a pawn like the national parks were and the VA system were used by “big government” in order to pry more money from congress. I’ve no solutions to give opinions on however, seems some people need to crunch some numbers and see where the thick and thins lie and even some spending out. Maybe a audit of our local sheriffs budget may help gure out where spending can be curbed and it will also show where, if needed, an increase should go into effect— everyone wins.  Okeechobee needs to get rid of the “Good ole boys.” The word “change” had been abused the last eight years but this town needs it. Lets not call it change. Let’s just say that Okeechobee needs to evolve a little. And this will not happen if the same group of three people own the county commissions of ce. Don’t cut school staffI’m responding to the May 16, editorial reference to possible school board cuts for the 2014/2015 school year. For nine years I have had the privilege/opportunity to substitute in what I consider the nest school system in our tri-counties. Why? The support and team work displayed day in/out by teachers and administration stand second to none. Over the nine years I have subbed in all settings elementary, middle, freshman and high school. It gives you a broad perspective of those schools that rate high-to-low in administering discipline. Most disturbing is the possibility of cutting the dean’s position at Yearling Middle School, which I hoped the board would reconsider and from my understanding has reversed their decision and will keep the position. For two years I have been substituting at YMS and I can say from my experience dealing with disruptive students, cutting the dean’s position and placing that burden on principal and assistant principal over a period of time would only increase referrals. Their main focus should strictly be on dayto-day educational needs not discipline. There was a comparison, YMS 3.4 referrals vs. Osceola 4.2 per day. The reason for the lower referrals at YMS; students fully understand that when they disrespect a teacher or substitute teacher causing a major disturbance there are consequences along with excellent counseling as to why the consequences were imposed. It is not only the support you get from the dean, but it lters down from the principal and assistant principal supporting the dean’s disciplinary recommendation. I have substituted elsewhere and when you send a student to the of ce for disrespect or disturbance they get a slap on the hand and returned to class just as bold as they were when sent to the of ce. Not at YMS, and that is the reason why they maintain a low referral rate. Another important factor about YMS, from the secretary who assigns substitutes to the teachers, they are a team and a pleasure to work with. They go above a beyond reaching out when assistance is needed and you’re appreciated covering for them. When you combine positive disciplinary procedures with excellent education, students have a tendency to stay focused and positive and that has been my experience at YMS. There is an old saying, “Don’t break the fence if not broken.” God Bless. Jim VenselMedian Project comes to lifeOkeechobee Main Street’s mission is to promote the prosperity and vitality o f Okeechobee through collaboration and this project succeeded in this mission. The lac k of visual appeal of our main thoroughfar e was a source of discontent among business and residents. The improvements to the medians south of 70 hope to be the driving force to encourage residents and businesses to start to support future improvements. The enhancement to the medians will be representativ e of the rich culture from which Okeechobe e has grown. A letter was received by Okeechobe e Main Street on March 18, 2013 informing th e organization that Okeechobee Main Street’s application for a Highway Beauti cation Grant had been received and awarded in the amount of $100,000. Okeechobee Main Street’s reinvestment of $100,000 is trul y awe inspiring for our community. The process for this grant began in September of 2012 and is now coming to life in spring and summer of 2014. The landscaping that is being done is drought resistant and is all native Florid a plants and trees which will thrive and remain green throughout the seasons. Utilizing appropriate landscaping materials will add a splash of color as well. This enrichment of our medians down a major thoroughfare will complement th e Okeechobee Main Street beauti cation projects and the promotion of a healthy and growing community. It was with great cooperation and commitment that this effort was supported by the City of Okeechobee, FDOT and th e hard work of a local contractor Scott Durand of Tree Locators, Inc., 16162 U.S. 441, Okeechobee, FL, 34972. Executive Director Sharie Turgeon Okeechobee Main Street June 6, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Editor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Dee Gaudin Publisher: Tom ByrdSpeak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee NewsPhil Baughman (left), design director for Main Street, and Scott Durand (right) of Tree Locators.

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Special to the Okeechobee News Martha’s House was the focus of a recent Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee meeting. Executive director of Martha’s House Jonathan Bean’s main point was that domestic violence affects more than just the victim; it affects the children that live in the home. Martha’s House is a non-pro t agency serving victims of domestic and sexual violence, and other violent crimes. The mission of Martha’s House is to empower, support, and provide services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Martha’s House is a not-for-pro t grant and donationfunded agency serving victims of domestic and sexual violence in Okeechobee County. Established in 1988 it is the only provider of these services in this rural region. Emergency shelter capacity is 24. Primarily a provider of emergency shelter for domestic and sexual violence victims, Martha’s House also is heavily involved in victim advocacy, community outreach, community education and prevention, legal advocacy, child victim advocacy, survivor support groups, counseling, and empowerment for living. Mr. Bean stated that on average there are three children for every one victim that seeks refuge at Martha’s House. The likelihood that children suffer additional abuse (mental, physical and sexual) increases 1500% for children coming from a home where domestic violence occurs. Mr. Bean ended his presentation with a plea to keep violence out of homes. Kiwanis Club hosts Martha’s House director 5 Okeechobee News June 6, 2014 According to Major Noel Stephen, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), he was contacted by a local citizen who asked if Fire/Rescue had these masks. When the donor learned that agency did not have them, they donated enough money to buy six sets of masks. He said the donation was made in memory of Bill Hays and Jerry Curry. When the donor told Maj. Stephen they wanted to supply the funds to buy the masks, he went to work and found the Wag’N O2 company. “I think it’s an absolute blessing,” said Maj. Stephen. “A lot of our residents have pets that are just like our kids. If it (the mask) can save an animal, I think it’s a worthy effort. “The kindness and generosity of this person is exemplary,” he added. The O2 Fur Life program started in 2008 and has provided more than 5,400 pet oxygen masks to re, EMS and law enforcement agencies across the U.S. and Canada. Included in each kit are three sets of pet oxygen masks and corresponding oxygen tubes, laminated instructions to remind rst responders of necessary resuscitation steps, a kennel lead, two Pet Oxygen Masks on Board decals, one instructional DVD, two Animal Incident Report (AIR) forms and two electronic les used to train emergency personnel. Lt. Holtkamp said the program supplied his agency with the necessary training material. “We’ll likely be doing training for those on the ambulance and re trucks,” he added. And with that training OCF/R medics will be able to enhance the survival rate of a family’s pet. And when they do save a pet, that family owes a debt of gratitude to the unnamed donor. “Once again our community’s generosity amazes me and makes me proud to be from Okeechobee,” said Maj. Stephen. “It’s a wonderful contribution for a recognized need.” PETSContinued From Page 1 Submitted photoOkeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Major Noel Stephen (left) and Lieutenant Karl Holtkamp (right) from Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue received six sets of pet oxygen masks earlier this week. The purchase of the masks from the Wag’N O2 Fur Life Program was made available by a generous donation from an anonymous Okeechobee resident. The donation was made in the names of Bill Hays and Jerry Curry. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyElijah Finney looks at a pitch during Saturday’s American Legion game at OHS. Post 64 will hold several home games during June and July to appease fans craving baseball in Okeechobee. “It’s been so intense for them for three to four months. Baseball is supposed to be fun, but at the same time they need to get after it, need to get wins, and get themselves better so they can win next year at the high school level,” he said. BASEBALLContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee NewsKiwanis Club president-elect Ken Keller (left) welcomed Martha’s House executive director Jonathan Bean.

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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.Elizabeth Parham Justice, 55OKEECHOBEE — Elizabeth Parham Justice died May 29, 2014. She was born July 26, 1958 in Miami. A resident of Okeechobee for nine y ears, she was an active member of the Pentecostals of Okeechobee. She w as the Sunday School Director and teacher. Mrs. Justice is surv ived by her husband since 1988, Dave Justice; son, Dillon Justice both of Okeechobee; mother, Janet Parham; brother, Richard Parham (Stacey) all of Ft. Lauderdale; sisters, Pat Dahne of Miami and Mary Ann Sligh (Doug) of Oriental, North Carolina. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Pentecostals of Okeechobee, 405 SW 10th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974. 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. Elsie M. Roberts, 78OKEECHOBEE — Elsie M. Roberts, age 78, died at the Hamrick Home on June 4, 2014. She was born in Shannon City, Iowa, and a resident of Okeechobee for the past 15 years relocating rst from Creston, Iowa, and then from Naples, Fla. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Moose Lodge and enjoyed sewing, cooking, golf, quilting and crafts in her spare time. She is survived by her children, Michael Drake of Castle Pines, Colo., Deborah Bohn and Pamela (Bobby) Wyatt, both of Naples; grandchildren, Justin Drake of Los Angeles, Calif., Matthew Drake of W. Des Moines, Iowa, April White, Mindy Roosa, Katie and Blake Wyatt, all of Naples; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 1 pm at Fountain of Life Church, 1302 SW 32nd St., Okeechobee. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com \Arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 N. Parrott, Okeechobee, Florida. Emery Angelo Fish, 53BRIGHTON RESERVATION — Emery Angelo Fish died June 3, 2014. He was born April 9, 1961 in Claremore, Oklahoma. A resident of Brighton Reservation for over 20 years, he enjoyed shing, hunting and being outdoors. He worked for the Seminole Tribe in utilities maintenance. Mr. Fish was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Fish. He is survived by his mother, Emma Fish; son, Emery Stoney Fish both of Brighton Reservation; daughter, Kayla Marie of Greenville, South Carolina; three sisters, Jennifer Fish of Okeechobee, Andrea Bert (Reese) and Cheryl Fish all of Brighton Reservation. Visitation was 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Saw Creek Cemetery in Wetumka, Oklahoma. 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. Robert Frank Sea eld, 85OKEECHOBEE — Robert Frank Sea eld, 85, of Okeechobee passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the Hamrick Home. Bob was a resident of West Palm Beach and Chicago, Ill. before moving to Okeechobee. He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked as an elevator repairman for Westinghouse. Mr. Sea eld was the loving husband of Virginia Cox Sea eld of Okeechobee, devoted father of Robert (Pearl) Sea eld, Deborah Mack (Greg Moening) Seaeld, Keith (Gloria) Sea eld, Suann Okun Seaeld, cherished brother of the late George (Rose) Sea eld. Ex-Husband to Patricia Sea eld Kinsch. Grandfather of four, dear uncle of three nephews. A private service will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, hospiceofokeechobee.org Online condolences may be expressed at www.okeechobeeseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fl. 34974 NYSE STON $24.38 0.05 THEIR OWNERS ARE HERE! 400 North Parrott Ave Okeechobee, FLOur Owners are Here!863.763.1994www.okeechobeefuneralhome.comOkeechobee's ONLY onsite crematory Time & Temperature 863.763.0123The same can't be said for Okeechobee's other funeral home. James W. Young, Founder Seawinds F uneral Group3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee 863-357-7283okeechobeeseawinds.com Cremation ..............................$495 Cremation & Chapel Service ..$870 Traditional Cremation (includes rental casket) ..........$2,495 Traditional Funeral & Burial $1,995 Graveside Service ................$1,495 PRE-ARRANGEMENT (Financing Available) Cremation $95 down $10 a month for 45 months Creamation with Chapel Service .. $195 down $17 a month for 45 months Traditional Funeral & Burial ....... $500 down, $100 month for 45 months This includes minimum Casket, Vault and Open/Closing of Grave Site These prices do not include cash advance items. 6 Okeechobee News June 6, 2014 Obituaries Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com

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The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Becky Lee Cook, 34, S.E. 62nd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 3 by Deputy Adam Baker on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription. She is being held without bond.  Dalmonnia Jonelle King, 22, Draper Drive, Lake Placid, was arrested June 3 by Deputy Matt Hurst on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation grand theft. She is being held without bond.  Leslie Ann McMahan, 29, N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 4 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a Highlands County warrant charging her with the felonies of failure to appear possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), failure to appear possession of marijuana and failure to appear possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $2,500.  William Leslie Thomas, 49, S.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 4 by Of cer Cesar Romero on felony charges of felony battery and false imprisonment. His bond was set at $40,000.  Johnathan Randall Jenkins, 20, N.W. Ninth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 4 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and a misdemeanor charge of driving while license suspended. His bond was set at $16,000.  Alexander Linsky, 54, Magellan Wa y West, Delray Beach, was arrested June 4 b y Deputy Corporal Michael Hazellief on felon y charges of introduction of contraband into a county detention facility and possession of a controlled substance (suboxone). Linsky was also arrested on a DOC warrant charging him with violation of probation driving under the in uence and violation of probation possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held without bond on those charges. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone liste d here who is later found innocent or has ha d the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 7 Okeechobee News June 6, 2014 V FW hosting karaokeVFW Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host bar bingo Friday, June 6 at 1 p.m. Karaoke will be from 7 until 10 p.m. The kitchen will be open from 5 until 9 p.m. On Sunday, June 8, liver and onions or cube steak dinner will be served from 1 until 3 p.m. For information, call 863-763-0818.Eagles serving steak dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles, 4701 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve choice ribeye steak and seafood dinners Friday, June 6 starting at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Sax on the Beach. Saturday, June 7, is the monthly birthday bash and the Eagle Riders Hawaiian Luau. Dinner will be a Hawaiian chicken with all the trimmings by Lorraine and crew, complete with grass skirts worn by the servers. Jay will provide the entertainment. There will be several drawings for v arious events. Tuesday is the weekly dart tournament with burgers being served. The public is invited for these events. Proceeds from Tuesday will go to local babies who are born prematurely born babies. The remaining proceeds will go to various charities. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Tacos on Moose Lodge menuOkeechobee Moose Lodge, #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites you to join them for bingo fun in the lodge on Friday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 9, tacos will be served starting at noon. Wednesday, June 11, wings or chicken ngers will be served from 5 until 7 p.m. On Thursday, June 12, bingo is at 1 p.m. with lunch available for a small fee. Friday, June 13, bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 14, enjoy the Moose Rally at the Tiki Hut at from noon until ? Proceeds bene t Moose Charities.VFW to host quarter auctionVFW Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host a quarter auction Saturday, June 7, starting at 5 p.m. All proceeds go to local veterans programs. Paddles are $2. There will be a 50/50 and a prize giveaway. Bring items for care packages for our troops to be entered in the giveaway. For information, call Tabitha Hucker at 863-532-2201.Wild Orchid Hunt scheduledThe Okeechobee Orchid Club will go on its annual wild orchid hunt on Saturday, June 7 meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Kissimmee River Recreation Area located 17 miles north of Okeechobee on U.S. 98 N. Look for a sign by the gate on your left. This is onefourth mile before the river. Bring water, binoculars, and a camera. The group will visit the orchid nurseries of Jim Elliott and of Victor Elliot afterwards. The regular meeting will be held on Monday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the Extension Center. The public is invited to both events. For information, call Jan at 863-357-9980.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 64 will host Sunday night bingo June 8 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Volleyball camp plannedOsceola Middle School Volleyball Camp will be held June 9 -12 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. in the OMS gym. The camp is open to those who will be in third through ninth grades in the 2014-15 school year. The fee is $50 per camper. Registration forms are available at OMS. For information, call OMS at 863-462-5070; or, coach Lauren Throop at 863-801-4487. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA 78-year-old Okeechobee woman told a deputy she was robbed of $100 cash after she hired a couple to do some work around her home. According to a report by Deputy Corporal Michael Hazellief, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), the alleged incident occurred Wednesday afternoon, June 4. Cpl. Hazellief’s report indicated the victim hired the man and woman, and while the man was working outside his apparent partner asked to use the bathroom. While the woman was using the bathroom, the man then allegedly asked the victim to come outside to see the work he did. This, continued the deputy, left the woman alone in the victim’s home. When the man completed his work, the victim paid him. Later, the victim noticed the $100 in cash was missing. Cpl. Hazellief stated the woman was the only person to have been in the home that day, other than the victim. The deputy located the man and woman, who reportedly told him they did not take the cash. Cpl. Hazellief told the couple they were trespassed from the victim’s Treasure Island property. No arrest was made, indicated the deputy. Woman says workers robbed her

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Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 9 Okeechobee News June 6, 2014 FHP launches awareness campaignMove Over. They are two simple words that can mean the difference between life and death to the rst responders who work alongside Florida's busy highways. In an effort to bring new awareness to Florida's Move Over law, the Florida Highw ay Patrol and law enforcement agencies across the state have declared June as "Move Over Slow Down Save a Life" month. During the month-long safety campaign, law enforcement of cers will work together to better educate the public about the law and the threat that ignoring it can pose to rst responders. "Our troopers are out there every day w orking traf c stops and crash scenes along busy highways with cars speeding past them, often just feet away," said Colonel Dav id Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. "And every day they face the real possibility of never going home to their families because someone fails to obey the Move Over law." Understanding Florida's Move Over law: The law protects law enforcement of cers, emergency workers and tow truck drivers stopped along roadways while performing their jobs. It requires motorists to move over when a patrol car, emergency vehicle or tow truck/ w recker is stopped on the side of a road w ith lights ashing. If such movement cannot be safely accomplished, motorists shall slow down to a speed of 20 mph below the posted speed limit. Approach the emergency vehicle with caution. Violating the Move Over law puts motorists and public safety professionals at risk. The phrase Move Over is more than just words. It is an action required on everyone's part in order to make Florida's busy roads safer for everyone whether they are rst responders or stranded motorists waiting for assistance. If you see anyone on the side of the road, Move Over for their safety. A life depends on it! Read more on Florida's Move Over Law at http://www. hsmv.gov/SafetyTips/MoveOverTips.htm. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The 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 about the DHSMV and the services offered, visit www. hsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter @FLHSMV or nd us on Facebook. Move Over: It’s the law Special to the Okeechobee News Area residents can speed their way to a two-year technical degree in civil engineering, architectural design or drafting and design this summer at Indian River State College. Get started with Introduction to AutoCAD, ETD1320, offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Pruitt Campus in St. Lucie West beginning Wednesday, June 25. The reference number is 195478. Students will learn the start-up procedures and menu applications used for construction of a graphic display and gain extensive hands-on experience in the six-week course. AutoCAD is used extensively by civil engineering technicians who work with engineers, public of cials, consultants and others to plan and design buildings, transportation and water supply networks, waste treatment facilities and more. Students in the IRSC Associate Degree Program in Civil Engineering Technology learn how to assist engineers, while using the latest released software and gaining a solid understanding of sustainable construction methods and geographic information systems. Introduction to AutoCAD is also one of the rst courses students take in the Associate in Science Degree program in Architectural Design and Construction Technology. Students learn how to interpret ideas, sketches, and speci cations to convert them into accurate working drawings. They gain the necessary skills to assist in inspection, management and construction, well-prepared for jobs in architectural and engineering of ces, construction companies, building supply companies, government agencies and related elds. The creative and detail-oriented students in the Drafting and Design Technology Degree program also learn AutoCAD. These students become adept at preparing plans for a variety of industries, able to create technical drawings for constructing highways, pipelines, bridges, aircraft, microchips, automobiles, robots and commercial and residential properties. More advanced courses will also be offered this summer, including AutoCAD Level 2, ETD2340, at the Main Campus in Fort Pierce on Monday and Wednesday mornings and CAD-Surveying, ETD2554C, at the Main Campus on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Registration for Summer II Semester courses may be completed online at www. irsc.edu or at any IRSC campus. Treasure Coast residents of all ages take advantage of IRSC's top-quality education as the 12th top public regional college in the South and affordable tuition. IRSC is ranked as the fourth most affordable college in the country by the U.S. Department of Education. For information, call 1-866-792-4772. IRSC offers 2-year technical degrees

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Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription Congratulations to Danny Bohannan, Jr. and the class of 2014. We are so very proud of you and the young man you have grown into. Me and your dad knew the day you were born that you would do great things with your life. This is one of many milestones you will have to conquer. Always remember you can do anything you put your mind to. Reach for the stars. We love you so very much. Love Mom, Dad, Aticus and Colby. DANNY BOHANNAN, JR. GRADUATION 10 Okeechobee News June 6, 2014 Brahman Band honored at annual banquet Special to the Okeechobee News/ Joe SuarezOutstanding OHS Brahman Band members from the 2013-14 season were honored at the annual band banquet, held May 30 at Okeechobee High School, Awards went to (left to right): Jaisalyn Santiago, Outstanding Senior; Kirby Dobbs, Outstanding Junior; Michael Muros, Outstanding Sophomore; Sebastian Puga, Outstanding Freshman; Otto Ramirez, Outstanding Woodwind; Manny Ramirez, Outstanding Brass; Morgan Bolan, Outstanding Percussion; and, Aalia Kiersten, Outstanding Guard. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Joe SuarezAwards at the OHS Band Banquet included (from left to right) Joey Bunker, winner of the Director’s Award (most outstanding band student of the year); Casey Lewis, winner of the Louis Armstrong Award (outstanding jazz band student award) and Ryan Reister, winner of the John Philip Sousa Award (outstanding musicianship award). Special to the Okeechobee News/ Joe SuarezThe Okeechobee High School Brahmans would like to recognize the board members of the Band Boosters of Okeechobee County. They spend countless hours in not only assisting the high school band program, but also the music programs at Osceola Middle School and Yearling Middle School. The board members include Robert Orr, Stephen Dobbs, Heather Dobbs, Cynthia Holmes, Leah Suarez, Randy Reister and Judy Simpson (not pictured). Special to the Okeechobee News/ Joe SuarezThe band students, their parents, and the Band Boosters are privileged to have an amazing group of leaders. Thank you (from left to right) Sarah Maixner, Christopher Bowen, Courtney LaFlam and Clint LaFlam for all the hard work and helping the OHS Brahman Band to reach new heights!

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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 BAPTIST BAPTIST BAPTIST Join us for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern Gospel favorites, and piano and bass duets on Northside Baptist Church€ 51 NW 98th St. (approx. 6 miles north on 441)Rev. Richard GilesSunday at 10:45am and 6pm., with Sunday School at 9:45am and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6pm. CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at churchofoursaviourokeechobee.org200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 EPISCOPAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH 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) Vacation Bible School Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church JUNE 9-13, 2014 at 7-9 pm 4212 Hwy 441 North Ages: 2 -18 Also have Adult classes 12 Okeechobee News June 6, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsJacob Stewart and Eddie Neal shared the Most Valuable Player Award and Roshell Thomas was named the Brahman Award w inner by Okeechobee 2013-14 varsity basketball coach Shawn Hays in May. Stewart transferred to Okeechobee this y ear and immediately became a starter and impact player for the Brahmans at shooting guard. He displayed accurate outside shooting and provided leadership and scoring for the team all season. Neal nished off a foury ear varsity career with another steady year on both offense and defense. Thomas, the team's point guard, was a source of energy and enthusiasm, and the team often won the games when Roshell played well. Stewart said he felt honored to get the MVP trophy and he said he'll have a lot of good memories about his one year playing v arsity ball at OHS, "I'll remember the players and my coach and I'll be happy with what I did and what I accomplished." Stewart said he was able to adjust to not handling the ball, and being a scorer this year and accepted his role on the team. His older sister Kylie Stewart also played at OHS. He plans to attend Wyoming North West Community College and wants to pursue a career in agriculture. He could also try out for their men's basketball team. "I was very pleased with how I played this year. I liked our team chemistry and our ability to work together. I will miss my team and coach Hays, and hope for good things for them in the future," he added. Eddie Neal was re ective on his high school career when he received his fourth MVP trophy for basketball. He said the team should have won more games this year. He plans to continue his athletic career in football and basketball and attend Deane College in Franklin, Mass. He wants to study sports medicine eventually and hopes to play two y ears in Massachusetts and then transfer to a larger school. He could play as a tight end for Deane. Neal said he felt he was able to accomplish a lot while at Okeechobee High School. "I felt like I could have done more on the team because I always feel like I can do more. I had a tremendous career at OHS and I hold no regrets," he said. Hays, who resigned at the end of the year after three seasons, said it was a tough decision to walk away from the job because he enjoyed working with the kids and they made all the hours and hard work worth the effort. He noted he would have liked to have won more games but the team simply went into a slump at the worst possible time. "We hit some spots this year where we were really high but toward the end we tailed off and that was tough to watch," he said. "You felt there was nothing you could do, you could work as hard as you can and go over everything but it wasn't there." Hays said he thinks the program has a bright future with a number of holdovers due to return. He said there is a large group of ninth graders for next year who have a lot of potential in the game. He also praised his successor Demetri Riles, a former Brahman great. "He knows the game of basketball very well and will be a good positive in uence on the kids. I really want to see them do well and I hope they put it all together and make a run in this district next season," he added. Thomas said he appreciated the Brahman Award, his rst trophy in high school sports. He said he plans to be the best player he can be next year and lead what will be a young team to success. He noted there are a lot of younger players coming into high school and he must be a leader on the team. "I felt I did a good job as a facilitator this year. As the point guard I was the leader and I got my teammates involved," he added. Thomas is playing in the off season for Lakeside youth basketball. He said he has played a lot with the younger kids in the off season and has gotten to know their games. He said that should pay off next year when the high school season starts. "I'm pretty sure it's going to be good with a new coach and new players. It's a really good new start for us," he added. Thomas is also playing football this spring and hopes to have a leadership role at the skill positions for what will be a young and inexperienced football squad next fall. OHS hoopsters honored Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLeft to right are Eddie Neal, coach Shawn Hays, Roshell Thomas and Jacob Stewart show off their awards for OHS boys basketball this year.

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13 Okeechobee News June 6, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESNES Students of the WeekNorth Elementary School would like to congratulate the students of the week for the week of May 12: Martin Delgado, Reese Taft, Savannah McCoy, Kelci Weseman, Kennith Laureano, Ohan Simmons, Merlelaysia Billie, Lauren Scholle, Edwin Cortez, Stephen Kotula, Javier Antunez, Savannah Skubish, Ashley Holloway, Charles Holloway, Alfonso Duran, Paul Gibson, Derek Garmany, Tavis Dossey, Christian Crews, Ricardo Rios-Ramirez, Angie Morales, Jacey McGowen, Julian Moreno, Trinidad Salas, Kaven Kelly, Zitlalli Guijosa, Collin Jones, Austin Woodhouse, Lane Ward, Chris Cobb, Alejandro Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Elijah Busbin, Mayelin Aportela, Josh Tucker and Steven Thornton. Special to the Okeechobee NewsEES Students of the WeekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of May 16 include: kindergarten students, Byron Brinkley, Rosalinda Montoya, MariJayne Woods, Chris Lyons, Sebastian Leon; rst graders, Brooklin Quinlin, Jordan Pendarvis, Ashlee Morales, Alicia Salazar-Rendon, Madison Newton; second grade students, Izaiah Bradley, Katie Rivers, Victor Lopez, Analis Guerrero; third grade students, Hannah Bernard, Kanani Sims, Cynphonnie Cooper, Jake Tumoszwicz, Colten Courson, Keith Cowsky, Keara Bryant; fourth grade students, Mason Diefenbach and Nancy Garcia; fth grade students, Bryan Dersa, Shane Hubbard and Yamilet Jimenez. Congratulations to our many outstanding students.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 47-2014-CA-000096 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. MARK E. SOKOLOWSKI A/K/A MARK SOKOLOWSKI, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MARK E. SOKOLOWSKI A/K/A MARK SOKOLOWSKI BELIEVED TO BE AVOIDING SERVICE OF PROCESS AT THE ADDRESS OF: 8362 SOUTHEAST US HIGHWAY 441, UNIT 18 OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS BELIEVED TO BE AVOIDING SERVICE OF PROCESS AT THE ADDRESS OF: 8362 SOUTHEAST US HIGHWAY 441, UNIT 18 OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 You are noti ed that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: UNIT 18, LOG HARBOR CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 307, PAGE 668, AND ANY AMENDMENTS THEREOF; TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS DECLARED IN SAID DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM TO BE AN APPURTENANCE TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED UNIT; SAID INSTRUMENTS BEING RECORDED AND SAID LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 8362 SOUTHEAST US HIGHWAY 441, UNIT 18, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Kari D. Marsland-Pettit of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813) 229-0900, within 30 days from the rst date of publication, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relie f demanded in the Complaint. Dated: May 27, 2014. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable Sharon Robertson 312 N.W. Third Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Cler k If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 465614 ON 5/30;6/6/2014 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 Special NoticeFOR SALE NEW LEATHER RECLINER PD. $365.00 WILL SELL FOR $275.00 NEW ROLLER/WALKING CHAIR PD. $150.00 WILL SELL FOR $100.00 O.B.O. CALL BILL 763-3728 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time 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. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Part TimePart 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 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full Time Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Horses HORSESHOEING Trim your horse for 35.00 but if you have 10 horses or more, the price is 30.00. call me my # (954)319-1064. Mauro How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $725/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128. OKEE 2br. 1 1/2ba. Town House Apartment In Town, Very clean, W/D $700 mo, and sec. 863-634-3257 Houses RentFOR 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 $500.00/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 Office Space RentPremier of ce space for rent In Okeechobee High traf c area one block North of Hwy 441 & 70 intersection 2,300 sq ft 7 of ces, reception area, Kitchen, storage areas, 6x8 DoubleFaced Neon Sign on Hwy 441 (N. Parrott Ave) Call 863-610-2390 or 863-610-1290 For More Information. Mobile Home Rent2BD/2FULL BATH, LG. SCREEN ROOM ON AN ACRE OF LAND,2 MILES FROM TOWN, PARTIALLY FURNISHED. $725.00 MONTHLY, NO SECURITY, NO DEPOSIT SINGLE FAMILY 863-824-6126 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd./2ba Dble Wide. $500 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 Office Space Rent Mobile Home RentTREASURE ISLAND : 2 BR, 2 BA, Non smoking env. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)634-6114 Mobile HomeSaleFOR SALE OR LONG TERM LEASE, 2BD/2BA ON BEAUTIFUL RENTAL LOT. DOCK WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO THE LAKE. 217-521-9718 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. 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. 15 Okeechobee News June 6, 2014 Public Notice No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014 AT 3:30 P.M. IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 9:00 A.M., TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014, AN AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE. 465630 ON 6/6/2014 CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee Code Enforcement Board will be meeting on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m or as soon thereafter, City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. Please contact Sue Christopher, 863-357-1971, or website cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Code Enforcement Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the Fire Department no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-357-1971. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. by: Jamie Gamiotea, Code Board Chairperson 465708 ON 6/6/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold it’s Regular Session on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Frank Irby, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 465599 ON 6/6/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING A CITY ORDINANCE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL, conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider nal reading for adoption of the following Ordinance into law: No. 1112: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA, AMENDING CODE BOOK CHAPTER 71 IMPACT FEES, SECTION 71-13 PUBLIC WORKS IMPACT FEE SCHEDULE, SECTION 71-23 LAW ENFORCEMENT FACILITIES IMPACT FEE SCHEDULE, AND SECTION 71-33 FIRE IMPACT FEE SCHEDULE; PROVIDING FOR AN EXTENSION OF A MORATORIUM FOR THE COLLECTION OF IMPACT FEES FROM JULY 1, 2014 TO JUNE 30, 2015; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The proposed ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the public at the Of ce of the City Clerk during normal business hours, Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, except for holidays. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the City Clerk’s Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Council in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item MUST be provided to the City Clerk for the City’s records. by: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 465622 ON 6/6/2014 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 NOTICE 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 Public Notice 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 REQUEST FOR BID (RFB) NO. 6000000640 Flat Mowing Services, Okeechobee Field Station Service Area The Procurement Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive sealed bids up to the 2:30 P.M opening time on July 3, 2014 for Flat Mowing Services, Okeechobee Field Station Service Area. A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE (Conference) will be held on June 19, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. at the Okeechobee Field Station Main Conference Room, located at 1000 NE 40th Avenue Okeechobee, Florida. All Respondents who wish to respond to this Solicitation must be present and on time at the Conference. Bids will not be accepted from Respondents who either did not attend the Conference or who are more than fteen (15) minutes late. THE DISTRICT WILL NOT ADMIT ANY RESPONDENTS AFTER 9:15 A.M Due to the importance of all Respondents having a clear understanding of the scope of work and requirements of this Solicitation, attendance at this Conference by a representative of each Prime Respondent shall be a prerequisite for submitting a bid. A Respondent’s failure to attend the Conference will result in the District declaring a submitted bid as non-responsive. A Respondent’s attendance at the Conference shall be evidenced by its representative’s signature on the District’s Sign-In-Sheet. Any bid received from Respondents who did not attend the Conference will be returned unopened. Work site visits will immediately follow the Conference and may include travel through rough terrain and remote and heavy vegetative areas. Transportation to the Conference and work site(s) shall be the responsibility of the Respondent. Site visit attendance is not mandatory, but is highly recommended. All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested Respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB (1) at the above address; (2) by downloading the Solicitation from our website at www.sfwmd.gov/procurement; (3) by calling the BID HOTLINE (800) 472-5290, option 1. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Further information on the status of this Solicitation can be obtained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov/procurement 465638 ON 6/6/2014 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 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 SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 6-21-2014 @ 10:00 AM Unit #414 Roy L. Melvin 465695 ON 6/6,13/2014 Public Notice The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 16 Okeechobee News June 6, 2014 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Public Notice Public Notice 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 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at B M J Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on FRIDAY THE 20th day of JUNE 2014 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statue 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows 1995 FORD F150 PICK UP 1FTEX14N1SKB70551 1994 FORD RANGER BLK 1FTCR14X8RTA01005 1998 DODGE DAKOTA GRN 1B7GL22X3WS567053 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 465722 ON 6/6/2014 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on JUNE 20, 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. 1994 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL VIN #1LNLM9742RY753781 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. 465709 ON 6/6/2014 NOTICE OF REMOVAL OF NAMES OF POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE VOTERS Pursuant to Section 98.075(7) of the Florida Statutes, the following persons are hereby noti ed that they are potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to respond within thirty (30) days of this notice may result in determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections and removal of the registered voter’s name from the statewide voter registration system. Jayme L. Wessell Last known address: 8605 NW 189th Ave Okeechobee, FL If further assistance is needed, please contact the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections. Diane Hagan, Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd St, Room 144 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863)763-4014 465719 ON 6/6/2014 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds NOTICE There will be a meeting of the Tourist Development Council (TDC) of Okeechobee County on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the Tourist Development Council Of ce located at 2800 N.W. 20th Trail (Airport Terminal Bldg.), Okeechobee, Florida. A ny person deciding to appeal any decision made by the TDC with respect to any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Kathy Scott, Tourism Coordinator Tourist Development Council Okeechobee County On 6/5/14 465723 ON 6/6/2014 17 Okeechobee News June 6, 2014 ACROSS 1 Minor error 6 Catcall 10 Vishnu incarnation 14 This Old HouseŽ carpenter Norm 15 Like many a shoppe 16 Color of Deaths dart, in Venus and AdonisŽ 17 What an angry mermaid might do? 20 Not many 21 Pops bro 22 Hard to figure out 23 Baseball TonightŽ airer 25 Not good 26 What an angry Santa might do? 30 Frozen dessert franchise 34 Part of NCAA: Abbr. 35 Dont exist 36 Pong developer 37 Supermodel Cheryl 39 1860s govt. for four years 40 Still in bed 41 Accustom 42 Western Wyoming county 44 __-Foy, Quebec 45 Tabula __: blank slate 46 What an angry Humpty Dumpty might do? 48 Opportunity, metaphorically 50 Backside 51 Verdict challenge 54 Spot for a facial 56 Pool float 59 What an angry witch might do? 62 Undecided 63 Smallest Great Lake by volume 64 Where subs are assembled 65 __ Pea 66 Actress Meg 67 Skilled DOWN 1 Internet connectivity frustrations 2 Peek-__ 3 Titan who gave fire to humans 4 Least risky 5 UnbelievableŽ techno-funk band 6 Philosopher Locke 7 Gas alternative: Abbr. 8 Former Tonight ShowŽ announcer Hall 9 Be strongly pervaded with 10 Keep apprised of ones activities, as a superior 11 Assist with a crime 12 Chamonix peak 13 Garcia of Oceans ElevenŽ 18 Pitch-changing pro 19 Brian who produced or coproduced several Talking Heads albums 24 Terrible twos, one hopes 25 Chips-to-be 26 Fans opposite 27 Turner memoir 28 Parish head 29 First stage 31 String-pulling game 32 Ogre 33 Holy mackerel!Ž 36 Lennox of the Eurythmics 38 Elementary level 43 Book club leader for 15 years 46 One following a course47 Worked for 49 Big ape 51 Times to call, in ads 52 Field machine 53 Flammable pile 54 Branch of Islam 55 Hammer part 57 Lose ones cool 58 Quiz 60 Do ones best 61 Aquafresh tube letters By Steve Blais (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 04/30/14 04/30/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle Special to the Okeechobee NewsOn May 22, four SWAT youth from Okeechobee High School participated in the Okeechobee County DARE Graduation. The DARE Graduation was coordinated by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce school resource of cers, and the attendees of this event were all of the fth graders in Okeechobee County that completed the DARE training. The SWAT youth educated the attendees on what the SWAT club stands for, some events the SWAT club participates in, and how to join the club next year when they are promoted to middle school. At the event, the SWAT youth set up two tables with displays about how tobacco is harmful to your health. The SWAT youth also had a three-fold presentation poster that they created about their SWAT Club and showed pictures from all the different events that the SWAT club participated in this year such as: Kick Butts Day, The Great American Smoke Out, Through with Chew Week, Health and Safety Expo, and the Christmas Parade. As the fth grade students came to the booth our SWAT youth educated them about our club, gave them various tobacco and youth statistics, and described each of the items on our table. The SWAT youth also educated the students on the “Than k You Project” they are doing to CVS, to thank them for stopping the sale of tobacco products, and have asked each student to sign their names to one of the “Than k You CVS” posters that were made by the club. After each student signed their name on the poster, the SWAT youth gave them a SWAT stress ball or a SWAT pen and thanked them for their participation. There were over 500 students, 50 parents and teachers that visited the booth and were educated by the SWAT club members o f Okeechobee High School. SWAT students attend D.A.R.E. graduation Special to the Okeechobee NewsSWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) Club participating in the DARE Graduation. Pictured are: (left to right) Ale x Clifford, Brian Chapman, Shelbie Longberry and Eric Emperio. Three hundred eighty-eight students quali ed for high school diplomas so far this year through the Adult Education program at Indian River State College, with 347 students passing the GED exam and 41 individuals successfully completing IRSC’s High School program. The high school graduation ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 28 in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center at the Main Campus in Fort Pierce. Students in the high school program earn high school credits in traditional high school courses, while students in GED prep classes progress at their own pace to review high school subjects prior to taking the GED exam. Many of the graduates will continue their education in one of IRSC’s certi cate or degree programs. “The IRSC Adult Education program prepares students to enter a career eld while they are still enrolled in Adult Education classes and provides support for students to continue their education at the college level,” said Dr. Marta Cronin, Administrative Director of the IRSC School of Education. Students in the high school program can take advantage o f dual-enrollment opportunities to accelerate their progress toward a college degree. The IRSC High School and GED Prep program awards thousands of dollars per year in scholarships through the IRSC Foundation, and this year, 28 graduates from the Class of 2014 were awarded scholarships. To maximize access to education, classes are also offered online. In addition to GED prep and high school classes, IRSC Adult Education also offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. For more information, call the IRSC Call Center at 1-866-792-4772 or visit http://aecp.irsc.edu. IRSC presents high school diplomas

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R E D David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 Se Habla Espaol 8023-A: Viking/Praire Very private setting beautiful 5+/-acres with full fencing, cross fencing, round pen, paddock, and a large barn. $57,900 MLS # 207867 8007-A: 55.40+/-acres improved pasture. Fronts SR 710 and SE 64th St. Ready for your livestock. Make offer! $260,000 MLS #205510 1026-H: 3 br, 2 ba Spacious POOL home located in a quiet neighborhood w/detached storage rm, 3 carports! Large kitchen with plenty of storage. Circular driveway and stone fireplace. $90,000 NOW $81,500 MLS #207836 2001-M: Taylor Creek Isles 3BR/2BA DW MH with 3,770 Total Sq Ft/2,003 under air, in-ground pool, workshop, Island Kitchen, Screen porch and fenced yard. $64,900 MLS #207970 3003-M: Ancient Oaks Neat & Cozy 1BR/1BA RV. Shed, back porch. All the appliances are in included. In move in condition. Make offer! Owner Financing Available. 55+ Community. $29,000. MLS # 206858 Commercial lot .57 of an acre next to Heritage Village and Okeechobee Ford Co. $97,000 MLS #207503 of commercial property on the Rim Canal with lake access. $1,500,000 MLS #207408 1+/acre NE 4th St. $5,900 MLS #207977 on NW 32nd Ave. Each $4,750 Make Offer Ranch clean Lot-Close to the Clubhouse. 55+community. $15,000 MLS# 207998 10+/-acres Fenced, pond and house pad ready for a new home! $79,000 MLS # 207817 2.5+/acres for $11,000 MLS # 207811 POOL HOME CBS home with 1409 Total Sq Ft/840 under air on a fenced lot. Screen room, large porch, window awnings, seawall, dock and workshop. $49,500 MLS #207843 Find your dream home here! Location, Location, Location Advertise here! Over 100 ListingsOKEECHOBEE HILLS ~ Spacious LUXURY on Golf Course. 5 Bd/3Ba/ 2+ Garage. Marble floors, 12’-16’ ceilings. Chefs Kitchen, granite, custom cabinets, tile backsplash, and SS appliances. Master bath-BIG shower with 4 shower heads and garden tub. Open concept. 1 Bd/1 Ba suite could easily be converted to a Granny flat .3124 SF under air3828 TLA. Screen enclosed Spa Pool and party patio overlooks water hole on 1st Fairway. Beautiful landscaping. QUALITY BUILT in 2010. EXQUSITE! $329,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 Call 863.763.3134 to advertise! Someone reading this ad right now could be searching for a new home. Why not have them looking at yours? RIVER OAK ACRES Beautiful home on 2.3 acres, 21’ high cathedral ceilings, fireplace, balcony off master bedroom, hurricane shutters, wired in for generator. 30x50 metal garage with two 14’ foot rolling doors. Has an extra room in the garage along with a workshop. New A/C in 2007 with twice a year maintenance contract. New roof in 2005 40 year warranty. MLS 207896, $279,000. 19 Okeechobee News June 6, 2014

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