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Friday, June 13, 2014 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 71 12.30 feetLast Year: 13.90 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Hiler, Wanczak winners in teen bass tournament ... Page 18 W oman charged in check theft ... Page 14 GO: See area pools, beaches ... Inside By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The heat was on for Brahman football coach Chris Branham and his staff at Tuesday’s meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board. Instead of an aggressive pass rushing linemen, it was a letter from a player, phone calls to school board members and a parent that were generating the heat. Parents also suggested that certain coaches were verbally abusive and routinely belittled players. Joe Levy, president of the Okeechobee Touchdown Club, said he has all of the con dence in the world in the coaching staff and said the main complaint is they are negative sometimes. “If you polled every student in every sport, no coach would be graded positively all the time. If we think that as parents, we are sadly mistaken. Our kids do need to hear some negative comments, sometimes there is a lot of negative in the world,” he added. Mr. Levy said the school board should make sure what is best for the kids at the end of the day and he felt the current coaching staff is what is best for them. School board chairman Joe Arnold said Florida statutes state the principal takes care of employees at the school. If board members are unhappy they speak to the school superintendent. “Florida statute tells us we OHS grid coach comes under re Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppOkeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) Major Bob Peterson stayed on the phone Wednesday afternoon as he gathered and disseminated information regarding two devices that were left at the OCPD. Those devices, initially thought to be explosives, were later identi ed as non-explosive military surplus items. Crawford named to Midwest All-Star team ... Page 19 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News By a 4-1 vote Thursday morning, county commissioners essentially told Sheriff Paul May “we’ll see you in court.” With that vote, the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners declined to run the Okeechobee County Jail. The county board maintains it is Sheriff May’s responsibility to run the jail, while the sheriff claims it’s the county’s obligation. The vote was taken quickly and with little fanfare. In fact, only one commissioner spoke prior to the vote. “I think this is going to turn out to be a huge, expensive lawsuit. I do not support any vote for the county to not run the jail,” said Commissioner Bryant Culpepper. After that comment, Commissioner Ray Domer said he appreciated Commissioner Culpepper’s position and then made a motion to decline operation of the jail. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Margaret GarrardHelton. County administrator Robbie Chartier said she wasn’t surprised at the lack of discussion by the board. “The vote today was con rmation of thei r Jail issue courtroom bound By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Ten people were quickly evacuated Wednesday afternoon when a couple of devices, feared to be explosives, were dropped off at the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD). Thursday, June 12, OCPD Chief Denny Davis described those items as surplus military devices and tha t they “were not explosives.” Not only was the department emptied shortly afte r lunch, but the area surrounding the department was Chief: Devices left at OCPD weren't bombs See JAIL — Page 5 See BOMB — Page 5 See COACH — Page 5

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I wonder how long it will be b efore Florida follows Colorado’s lead and legalizes recreational use of marijuana?Sheriff’s budget This judicial battle will be watched b y every sheriff’s of ce and county commission in the state. It will have the Florida Sheriff’s Association legal team’s interest and possibly their participation. At stake will b e whether or not the county commissions of this state have the authority to force the s heriffs to operate the county jail at what they (BOCC) believe to be an appropriate dollar amount, even if the sheriffs believe the safety of employees and the public are at risk. If the sheriffs should win the court c ase, I could see every sheriff in the State of Florida transferring the burden of jail operation to their respective county. One of the sheriff’s primary burdens is defending the many lawsuits that originate from jail operations. If the court rules in their favor, I couldn’t imagine a sheriff in this state retaining the burden of jail operations. BOCC has the most to lose in my opinion!  The county does not have enough income to fund the sheriff’s department to the level the sheriff feels is safe. Raising the ad valorem tax rate is not the answer. We need a funding source that everyone pays into, including those who have homestead exemption. More than half of the residents in the county pay no or very little in ad valorem taxes. I think the FPL franchise fee makes sense. The city already has this and it has not really caused any big hardships. Just cap it at a certain amount per account so that it does not put an unfair burden on businesses. And designate that money for law enforcement and/or the jail. However, they would also need Glades Electric to collect the fee.  Sounds as though this has become a personal power struggle in the eyes of BOCC. Yet, the sheriff is attempting to promote a safe (as possible) environment for his employees and the inmates. I believe the actions of the BOCC in this issue will re ect strongly in the next elections. Not only will there be a new sheriff, there will be new county commissioners as well. A good, savvy candidate will capitalize on this and cause the incumbents to squirm. I am truly embarrassed by all this and the attention it’s bringing on our county. The BOCC is an embarrassment. Other counties that are following this must be scratching their heads and thinking they are glad they don’t run their county like Okeechobee BOCC.. Youth rodeoNow that the youth rodeo season has come to a close for the year and after the awards banquet has been held, it is time to reect on a grand year. The accomplishments of this program have so richly blessed and bene ted all the young riders. Riders came from many of the surrounding counties in the state, traveling hours to and fro, for the action in the arena. God bless the parents who have diligently driven the youngsters to competition, over and over, for the child to live his dream, spending their hard-earned money, to support them in a loving way. The events were so varied, that the very youngest, little buckaroos, were able to compete on their age level. Have you ever seen a little 3-4-year-old making his or her rst trip around three barrels in an arena or jumping off a traveling horse, hit the ground running, to catch a goat?? What pure joy it is to see their little faces, as they strive to be the best they can be. Then to watch them at the close of the season, as they have gained more condence. You’ve got to love it. The unsung heroes of the rodeo events, so too need to be recognized, as they faithfully set up barrels, catch donkeys, keep times, watch gates, straighten poles over and over again, give the prize monies out, act as score keepers, announcers and judges. The list goes on forever. Without the volunteers, the rodeo would not be able to function so smoothly. Many thanks to them. One of the blessed “happenings” each Sunday morning that takes place, is a visiting pastor comes to minister and pray with, to any and all, who will attend the morning services. Is there any other sport that does this? This is one of the many reasons I personally, unequivocally, love rodeo. Encourage your family to be involved for next year. Keep your ears and eyes open for the announcement of next year’s events, take part in the events, as they are age appropriate. Rodeo may be just what your family needs to enhance the activities your family will enjo y for years. High school rodeo offers scholarships for the ones who excel. Most, if not all, of the events can be practiced at home, some easier than others. Se t up some barrels in your home arena, or hav e a few poles set up and have your child, jus t walk around them to begin. It is a wonderful way to encourage your child to compet e and improve their skills. Learning how to rope? There are lessons on-line, and there ar e schools to send your child to, even possibl y nd a local “cowboy” and ask if he will help get you started. Parents can be the cheering section and the mentors as well. Participating in the spor t of rodeo, is just like any other sport—practice, practice and more practice is what it takes to achieve the high scores. There is the chanc e of getting hurt, of course. This is why befor e each rodeo, thoughtful prayers are said for th e safety of each participant. As the American ag passes by, and the national anthem is being sung, by a very small duo, no more than nine years old, your heart soars with prid e with what is about to happen. In His Love, Bobbi Poole June 13, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter 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! Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News/ Bobbi PoolePopeye Collins is staying on for 8 seconds at the rodeo. 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5 Okeechobee News June 13, 2014 lengthy discussion on May 22,” she said, of the board’s last meeting. Commissioner Culpepper also said it w as his opinion the county should fund the sheriff’s entire budget of $14.8 million for a period of one year. His notion drew no comment from the four other board members. When the sheriff submitted his proposed spending plan for the 2014-15 scal year it did not include the jail because he had no plans on running it. He is currently seeking a budget of $8.8 million for his law enforcement, dispatcher and administrative divisions only. Sheriff May did not comment during the meeting. But after leaving the secondoor meeting room in the Okeechobee County Courthouse he did say he wasn’t surprised. “It’s what I gured would happen,” he said, anked by his attorney. “We’ll now go forward legally.” The sheriff has retained the services of Port St. Lucie attorney Adam M. Fetterman. The sheriff will also be responsible for Mr. Fetterman’s fees. The budget battle between the sheriff and the county began several years ago and culminated recently when he told commissioners he could not safely operate the jail with what the county was giving him. So, at the end of this scal year he would turn the jail over to the county. Because county attorney John Cassels could nd no case law mandating the county to assume that responsibility, the board decided they didn’t want the facility. Sheriff May has received the backing of the Florida Sheriff’s Association (FSA) and the other 66 sheriffs in the state. “In Florida, the county commission is ultimately responsible for the care, custody and control of inmates in the jail. While they have the authority to designate a ‘chief correctional of cer’ to manage the jail, they do not have the authority to force the sheriff or a private company to manage the jail on their behalf,” said FSA executive director Steve Casey in an e-mail response to this newspaper. “This is particularly true when you consider the sheriff is a ‘local constitutional ofcer’ and, as such, does not report to or take direction from the county commission. The Florida Sheriff’s Association fully supports the position Sheriff Paul May has taken in respect to returning management control of the jail back over to the county,” added Mr. Casey. The FSA head went on to point out the operation of the jail, its adequate staf ng and resources must be provided to ensure the safety of the inmates, staff and visitors. “When a sheriff accepts responsibility to manage the jail it is with the understanding that adequate resources will be provided and, when they are withheld, he or she is left with little alternative but to turn the operation of the facility back over to the ‘true’ owners, which is the county,” pointed out Mr. Casey. The county maintains the sheriff is designated the chief correctional of cer under county ordinance 2013-02. Documents provided commissioners prior to the June 12 meeting also claim Sheriff May violated Florida state statute when he did not provide a spending plan for the jail on May 28, when he submitted the proposed budget for his of ce. Those same documents go on to point out the county later received an e-mail from the sheriff’s staff that contained a at dollar amount to run the jail. According to the document that at amount “... is not in compliance with Florida statutes.” The 2013-14 approved budget for the jail was $5.4 million, which was the gure submitted by the sheriff’s of ce for the upcoming scal year. The new scal year begins Oct. 1. When asked after the meeting if he was still open to discuss the jail situation, Sherif f May replied “Absolutely, if they want to.” But, at least for now, it appears that talks have stalled and the two sides are headed for a courtroom. Since there are some counties in Florid a where the sheriff has turned the jail keys over to the county, Mr. Casey was asked ho w those instances would be affected if a circuit court ruled in favor of Okeechobee County. Mr. Casey said a local order would not be binding on another sheriff or county. Also, he continued, the circumstances in those other counties may be different — such as the county may have agreed to operate the jail. “Regardless of who operates the jail, the safety and liability issues will eventually have to be addressed or the taxpayer ultimatel y must bear the increased cost via needless litigation,” Mr. Casey added. Which appears to be exactly where all o f this is headed. JAILContinued From Page 1 blocked off by units from the police department and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), as well as trucks from the Okeechobee City Fire Department. Chief Davis said the Chamber of Commerce building was evacuated, as well as businesses across from the OCPD on S.E. Park Street. The area was shut down for about an hour, and did not re-open until the bomb squad from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Of ce (SLCSO) had taken possession of the devices. The items were identi ed as military surplus devices by Deputy Sergeant Danny Parrot from the SLCSO bomb squad. Chief Davis said a man and woman apparently found the devices. The couple took the devices to the police department where they were given to Detective Kelley Margerum. Unsure of just what she had, Detective Margerum took a photo of the devices and sent that picture to OCSO Deputy Captain Gary Bell. After reviewing that photo, Capt. Bell recommended the department be evacuated and the SLCSO bomb squad be contacted. Because they are military surplus items, Chief Davis said he could not disclose just what type of devices they were. The devices were taken away from Okeechobee then destroyed by the SLCSO unit. BOMBContinued From Page 1 can’t micro manage the school system. We had a coaching issue four years ago and we decided to leave the coaching control in the hands of the principal,” he pointed out at the J une 10 meeting. Mr. Arnold said they want to empower people and employees to run the school district. He said they set policy and hire and re the superintendent. Okeechobee High School principal Toni Wiersma investigated the letter and complaints and admitted every athletic program can be improved. “There were some areas of concern. I have spoken to the coaches, all of them, on all the teams and made sure we are providing a safe environment for the students,” she added. She noted there would be no disciplinary action taken against Mr. Branham or any of his staff as far as suspension, loss of pay or other penalty. “Football has increased from 64 to 102 players and I believe great things are happening in the football program. We can work on a couple things. Some inappropriate comments might have been made and we want to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” she added. Mrs. Wiersma denied any bullying took place. She said it was only one comment. Bullying, she de ned, would be repeated comments after the issue had been addressed. She admitted all the alleged abuse was verbal in nature. School board member India Riedel said she received one phone call from the community about the football coaches. She said her duty as a board member is to listen to the citizen and make sure they go to the appropriate school-based individual. “If there are still concerns, and they have gone to those individuals, it is my job to call the superintendent — which I did,” she told fellow board members. Mrs. Riedel called the superintendent and let the appropriate people handle the investigation. “I am con dent there will be adequate discipline and corrective action by the principal that is in the best interests of our schools and its students,” she noted. School board member David Williams read a letter from one of the players and received numerous phone calls on the football team. “There were numerous concerns about bullying. This is a big issue. Be negative in a positive way — don’t tell a kid that he sucks. I understand some kids won’t make the team but don’t belittle a kid — be positive,” he said. “I agree we shouldn’t even be talking about this. This is not a school board item — we don’t manage coaches and teachers.” Mr. Williams said the letter was very concerning to him. “The kid is scared to death. I don’t think he is totally lying. Do not intimidate the kids, please. Control your team. You are the head coach — do not let your assistant coaches control the team,” he offered. “I have all the respect in the world for you, but this letter concerned me. Please don’t bully these kids and tell them they’re sorry. I’m very concerned about it and willing to speak up about it.” School board member Malissa Arnold said she knows what competition is like and knows what coaches go through. “You have to build them up. If there is any truth to these letters, I would hope that you would take the action Mr. Kenworth y (superintendent of schools, Ken) and Mrs. Wiersma will put in place. Learn from it; be better coaches because of it. If this has occurred, I hope it doesn’t occur any more,” she said. “We can’t demoralize and belittle students, we must build them up and make them a Brahman.” School board member Gay Carlton said it is not the board’s job to micro manage the school and she urged parents to follow the chain of command. “If you have a problem with your child, don’t come automatically to the school board. We can’t do anything about it,” she told them. Ms. Carlton said they have administrators in place to handle these issues. “If there is a problem we can address it, but we must follow procedures,” she said. Mrs. Wiersma said she has no idea if parents will be satis ed. She went on to say she did not speak to any parents before this letter was delivered to Mr. Kenworthy. “I’m very con dent in coach Branham and what he has done over history. I don’t know of a coach that does more for the kids. We are all human, we all make mistakes,” she added. COACHContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ le photoOHS head football coach Chris Branham was the subject of a player's complaint brought up at the June 10 meeting of the Okeechobee School Board.

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Special to the Okeechobee NewsSmoke-free multiunit housing, a growing trend throughout the country, is making its way to Florida. Across the state, there are more than 500 smoke-free multiunit housing properties and 73,000 smoke-free units. Several Okeechobee residential properties have already implemented smoking-free policies. Local residents state they are pleased to hear more properties are going smoke free. Smoke free properties tend to be cleaner, raise property value, and are safer for all parties involved. The local Tobacco Free Partnership of Okeechobee provides “Smoke Free Property” signage for anyone wanting their multi-unit housing to be recognized for being smoke free. “There’s a fear of alienating resident smokers, but most communities that have taken the leap consider smoke-free housing an edge over the competition and have determined that there is a market for this product’ according to Chip Tatum, the former Government A ffairs director for the Florida Apartment Association. For property managers and landlords, smoke-free policies can have economic bene ts. More than 80 percent of Floridians are non-smokers. Many people who do smoke do not permit smoking in their homes. Given these numbers, many properties have very successfully marketed their smoke-free policy as an amenity, not a restriction. Smokefree policies can save money by eliminating the need to repair or replace carpeting, oors, xtures, countertops or appliances damaged by burns or nicotine stains. At the end of a lease, smoke-free units require less turnover time due to fewer preparation and repainting needs. In one Florida survey of 421 managers of smoke-free properties, 99.5 percent of the managers agreed that smoke-free policies do not hurt occupancy and 30.1 percent believed that they increased occupancy. Tobacco smoke can move along air ducts, through cracks in the walls and oors, through elevator shafts, and along plumbing and electrical lines affecting units that are nearby. Therefore, there are also numerous bene ts for residents as tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, hundreds of which are toxic and at least 70 known to cause cancer. “A home should be a safe place for everyone, especially for children, people with existing health conditions, and the elderly who are more vulnerable to the effects of secondhand smoke,” said Dr. Barry Hummel, co-founder of the Quit Doc Research and Education Foundation which coordinates the tobacco prevention program in Okeechobee. Following are some of the reasons why it’s critical to protect tenants from exposure to secondhand smoke:  Secondhand smoke exposure is causally linked to heart disease, stroke, several cancers, lower respiratory illness, and impaired lung function.  Each year, among U.S. nonsmokers, exposure to secondhand smoke causes an estimated 33,000 premature deaths from heart disease and about 3,400 premature deaths from lung cancer.  Nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke at home or at work increase their risk of developing heart disease by 25 to 30 percent and their risk of developing lung cancer by 20 to 30 percent.  Secondhand smoke can trigger an asthma attack. A severe asthma attack can put a child’s life in danger.  In the rst two years of life, children exposed to secondhand smoke have more than a 50 percent increased risk of getting bronchitis and pneumonia.  Infants exposed to secondhand smoke are at a greater risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the leading cause of death in otherwise healthy infants. For more information, visit tobaccofreeorida.com/smokefreehousing. Smokers and smokeless tobacco users interested in quitting are encouraged to call the Florida Quitline at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW to speak with a quit coach. To learn about Tobacco Free Florida and the state’s free quit smoking resources, visit www.tobaccofree orida.com or follow the campaign on Facebook at www. facebook.com/TobaccoFreeFlorida or Twitter at www.twitter.com/tobaccofree a. Research encourages smoke-free housing units Grace Patricia Douglas, 81OKEECHOBEE — Grace Patricia Douglas died peacefully at home on Thursday, June 12, 2014. She was born in Winnsboro, SC, to James and Lilly Walker Taylor. Grace spent many years employed as a waitress at the restaurant within Eckerd’s Drugstore at the Northshore Plaza. She relocated to Okeechobee in 1970 and was a member of The Gathering Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Her hobbies included painting, reading, visiting Fort Wilderness and dancing at The Shanty. Grace was preceded in death by her husband, James Douglas; sons, Billy and Wade Douglas; and daughter, Susie Douglas Cox. She is survived by two daughters, Gloria (Gary) Scherrer and Pam Douglas; daughter-in-law, Judy Douglas, all of Okeechobee; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and all her friends and family from Eckerd’s Drugs. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at The Gathering Church from 2pm until service time of 3pm with Rev. Jim Gibbs of ciating. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations be made in Grace’s memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Joyce Strickland Hood, 85 OKEECHOBEE — Joyce Strickland Hood died June 10, 2014. She was born Dec. 23, 1928 in Citrus, Florida. A resident of Pahokee and Okeechobee for 68 years, she was a true dedicated housewife and mother. She was a member of the North Okeechobee Church of God. Mrs. Hood was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Alvis Davis; stepfather, James Rutherford; mother, Rose Rutherford. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Kell Hood of Pahokee; son, Allen Hood of West Palm Beach; daughter, Sandra Hood Davis; six grandchildren; and ve great grandchildren. Visitation was held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home where Pastor Don Leon and Patricia S. Wallace of ciated. Private interment was at Evergreen Cemetery. 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. Larese Maycumber, 81OKEECHOBEE — Larese Maycumber died June 10, 2014. She was born July 2, 1932 in Deer eld Beach to Theodore and Amanda Blackwelder Hunter. She moved to Okeechobee from North Carolina. She was a member of Believer’s Fellowship and enjoyed singing. Mrs. Maycumber was preceded in death by her sons, Jackie and James Watson. She is survived by her sons, Fred A. Watson (Lynette) of Boca Raton and Daniel A. Watson (Tammy); three grandsons, Daniel, Tom and Jordan; and great granddaughter, Cheyenne. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Believer’s Fellowship, 300 S W 6th AVE, Okeechobee, FL 34974 with Pastor Nick Hopkins of ciating. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. 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 13, 2014 Obituaries

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VFW hosting karaokeVFW Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host bar bingo Friday, June 13, at 1 p.m. and karaoke from 7 until 10 p.m. by Kathy and Dann. The kitchen will be open from 5 until 9 p.m. Sunday, June 15, a roast beef dinner will be served from 1 until 3 p.m. All proceeds go to local veteran organizations. For information, call 863-763-0818.Eagles offer steak dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles will serve choice ribeye steak and seafood dinners Friday, June 13 starting at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment by the Harpers. Saturday’s entertainment will be Hard Country. Monday hot dogs will be served with your choice of available toppings. Tuesday, June 17, is the weekly dart tournament with hamburgers being served. The public is welcome. Proceeds from Tuesday will go to the local family of a 23-week premature baby. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Moose events announcedThe Okeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites the public to join them Friday, June 13 for bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. A Moose Rally will be held in the Tiki Hut Saturday, June 14, starting at noon. A kids party will be held Saturday, June 21, from 1 until 3 p.m. Children can be registered for the party by calling or stopping by the lodge. Proceeds from these events will bene t Moose charities.Dads offered free mealThe Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post #9528, Buckhead Ridge, will host a Father’s Day breakfast Sunday, June 15 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, biscuits and gravy, waf es, juice and coffee will be available free to dads with a $5 donation for all others. Proceeds from the breakfast will go toward our Veterans and Family Program. For information, call the Post at 863-467-2882.Sunday bingo slatedAmerican Legion 64 will host bingo Sunday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public.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. The program is free and includes meals. Classes start June 16 For information, call 863-763-8800.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will meet Monday, June 16 at noon in the Museum Building on U.S. 98 North. Please bring a covered dish to share. This will be the last meeting until September, when we will resume our monthly meetings on the third Monday of the month. The Tantie Quilters will continue to meet on Thursdays during the summer from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. They will also allow visitation to the museum during those hours.Auction aids local youthOkeechobee Quarters for a Cause will host an auction and Luau party Tuesday, June 17 for Ethan Herndon, 9, who is in need of a heart transplant. The event will be held at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Those participants wearing Luau-inspired clothing will be eligible for a special prize. There will be prize giveaways, food and drinks. Participants musts be 18 years of age or older. For information, call Christy at 863697-1247. PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS FROM FLEAS, TICKS & MOSQUITOS Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee Stop by and see us today.Frontline • Advantage • Tri-Force Advantix • Fly Relief • Bronco Repel-X Mosquito Halt • Saber & Many More Happy Fathers Day, Sunday, June 15 Special Buffet: 11am … 3pm Open Menu: 3pm … 5pm Chance to win 2 gift baskets for Dad!Steak and Seafood863.946.0050 | CELL 561.261.0358 12044 East SR 78 | Lakeport(Located in Northlake Estates)Find us on FacebookSummer Hours: Fri & Sat 5-9pm • Sun 11am-2pm MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., June 13TH Thurs., June 19THFor Info, Call 763-7202 III: “HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon 3:00 & 7:00I: “EDGE OF TOMORROW”Fri. 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 4:15 & 9:00, Mon 7:00I: “MALEFICENT”Fri. 7:00, Sat., Sun, Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00 & 7:00, Mon. 3:00II: “22 JUMP STREET”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun, Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG R PG-13 PG 8 Okeechobee News June 13, 2014 Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESSES Students of the WeekCongratulations to the students of the week at South Elementary School for the week of May 9. They are: Rebekah Thompson, Eli Yeates, McKenzie Neal, Darlene Santillan Denova, Brian Lewis, Zavier Garcia, Kaylen Torres Cruz, Emma Raulerson, Estrella Robles, Reece Baker, Jerome Roundtree, Ken’Dayza Sistruck and Armando Santos.

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C o o l o f f a t t h e p o o l o r a p u b l i c b e a c h Cool off at the pool or a public beach 1 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions June 2014 With the summer sun blazing, south Florida residents head to area swimming pools and water parks. South Florida o ers a w ide variety of swimming choices, from county public swimming pools to water parks.Okeechobee Sports ComplexThe Okeechobee Sports Complex Pool, 640 Northwest 27th Lane in Okeechobee, opened for the summer on June 7 and will be on the summer schedule through Aug. 17. The pool is open Tuesdays through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday 1 to 6 p.m. The pool is closed on Sunday and Monday. From Aug. 23 Sept. 7, the pool will be open on Saturdays and Sundays only. The L-shaped pool has a shallow area for the little ones as well as lanes for more serious swimmers. There are two water slides which are supervised by lifeguards. On Thursday nights, June 9 through A ug. 14 the pool is open for Family Swim Night from 6 to 8 p.m. The pool o ers senior water exercise classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:15 to 10 a.m. Regular admission is $3 per person. Discount rates are available for groups. Family swim night admission is $2. Senior w ater exercise fee is $2 per day. The pool is also available for rent for private parties. The pool will be closed on July 4. For more details, call 863-467-7667.Clewiston Swimming PoolClewiston’s public swimming pool at 113 W. Osceola Avenue in Clewiston, has both a water slide and a diving board. The pool is open Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. Entry fee is $3 per person. Children under the age of 3 are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information, please call 863-983-7656.Pioneer Park Aquatic CenterPioneer Park Aquatic Center, 866 State Road 715, in Belle Glade, is the perfect place to cool o on those scorching, hot days. The center features a public swimming pool with three waterslides and tipping buckets in the shallow end. During the summer (through Sept. 1) the pool is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On July 4, the pool will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Admission fee is $1. Swimming lessons are also available. Pioneer Park also has a Splash Park; this area has no admission fee and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-993-3892.Public beachesPublic beaches on the Atlantic Coast include: • Alex’s Beach, one mile south of Jensen Beach on Highway A1A, in Jensen Beach is open for swimming, shelling, and dune walkovers. The beach is pet friendly and ample parking make this beach a favorite. • Bathtub Reef Beach, 1585 S.E. MacArthur Blvd., Stuart, on the south end of Hutchinson Island, is one of the most popular sunning and swimming beaches. Scuba diving is also available o shore in the shallow waters around the reef. • Chastain Beach, 1213 SE McArthur Blvd., Stuart, is between House of Refuge and Bathtub Reef along Highway A1A. The beach is not guarded year round, so check to make sure a lifeguard is on duty. (The historic House of Refuge was originally built and manned to help shipwreck survivors.). • Frederick Douglass Park, 3500 S. A1A, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, is on South Hutchinson Island. The beach covers 13.7 acres. Lifeguards are on duty during summer months only. • Glasscock Beach, 4775 N.E. Ocean Blvd, Stuart, Martin County, is o Highway A1A north of Jensen Beach Causeway. This beach is perfect for sur ng and shelling. • House of Refuge Beach, one mile south of Stuart Beach on Highway A1A in Hobe Sound is a good spot for snorkeling. • Jensen Beach, 4191 NE Ocean Blvd., Jensen Beach, at intersection of Highway A1A and State Route 732, is a popular spot for visitors. The park area has volleyball courts as well as bathrooms and showers. • Kimberly Bergalis Beach, o South A1A on South Hutchinson Island, has lifeguards on duty during summer months only. There are covered picnic areas, restrooms and showers. • Pepper Park Beach Park, 3375 N. A1A, Fort Pierce, on North Hutchinson Island includes 52.4 acres and is guarded yea r round. The beach has a large pavilion, picnic tables with grills, restrooms, showers, playground, volleyball, basketball, tennis courts, ample parking. This beach is nex t to the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum. • Stokes Beach o Highway A1A in Jensen Beach o ers opportunities fo r swimming, sur ng and snorkeling. • Waveland Beach, 10350 S. A1A, on South Hutchinson Island, includes 3.6 acres. The beach is guarded year round and has bathrooms & showers.Gulf Coast public beaches include:• Fort Myers Beach, o Estero Boulevard in the City of Fort Myers Beach, is on San Carlos Bay, which is wide open to the Gulf of Mexico, although not actuall y on the gulf. It is billed as the safest beach on the Gulf Coast because of its calm and shallow waters. There are more than 30 beach access points. The beaches are open from sunrise to half an hour past sunset. • Sanibel Island is a barrier island jus t o shore from Fort Myers, accessible b y the Sanibel Causeway. The island has sandy beaches that are well known fo r shelling. The beaches h ave public restrooms. Beach parking is $2 per hour. Captiva Island, also know for its beaches, is accessible over a bridge which crosses at Turner Beach.

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2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions June 2014 Start your summer o right by winning big this June at Seminole Casino Brighton. Thursdays, June 12, 19 and 26, at 7 p.m., one in every 10 poker players w ill win $1,000 at SCB’s Survivor no limit Texas Hold’em tournament. The tourney w ill h ave a $130 buy -in. The excitement continues Sundays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29, at 3 p.m., during our Tag Team poker tournament, with a $120 buy-in. See the Poker Room for more details. On Saturday, June 28, play in SCB’s Satellite Texas Hold’em Free Roll Tournament for your chance to win a $5,300 seat in the $5 million Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. Quali er tournaments will be held Saturdays, June 14 and 21, with the top ve players from each qualifying tournament winning a seat into the Free Roll tournament on Saturday, June 28. The top 15 Poker players with the most live game hours (20 hours minimum of recorded play are needed to qualify) and the top 10 leaderboard players will also earn an entry. The casino will be sizzling on Saturday, June 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday, June 20 from 2 to 6 p.m. during our $2,500 Progressive Cash drawings. All unclaimed prizes, each worth $500, will roll over into the next drawing. On Sunday, June 8, and Wednesday, J une 18, between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., 30 w inners will h ave the happiest of hours. Play at the lucky chosen hot seat and win $500. Choose your slots wisely and feel the temperature and excitement rise. Free Play Fever is spreading at Seminole Casino Brighton and the only cure is a share of $12,000 in Free Play. On Thursdays, June 12, 19 and 26, from 9 a.m. to noon and again from 9 p.m. to midnight, 15 winners will be selected. Just play your favorite machine to be eligible. This Flag Day, we’ll be waving our red, w hite and blue ags, but giving away green! Join us on Saturday, June 14, to w in your share of $10,000. Ten lucky winners of $1,000 each will be chosen from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Later that day, enjoy a special bingo session at 6:45 p.m. There will be a $70 buy-in and $75 with computer games. Regular games pay $750, plus $13,000 in j ackpot games. This Father’s Day, treat him to a Fisherman’s Platter, complete with lobster tail, grilled shrimp, cat sh, Seminole rice with rock shrimp, vegetable and carrot cake for only $21.95 or a two-for-one prime rib, two sides of choice and carrot cake for $19.95 at Josiah Restaurant & Lounge. Enjoy this special on Sunday, J une 15, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m., it will be time to turn down the lights and turn up the fun! Party Bingo is back at SCB, and participants can enjoy dancing, glow products, games and giveaways. There will be a $10 door pack and up to $1,500 in cash prizes available. One must be 18 to party and 21 or older to drink. Kick o the summer season with a cash blast! Ten lucky drawing winners will beat the heat with a $250 cool cash win on Saturday, June 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. and again from 2 to 4 p.m. You’re in for a thrill on Saturday, June 28, at 10 p.m., where we’ll be giving away the new, nimble and fun 2014 Nissan Juke. Stop by every day and swipe your Player’s Card for a free entry, then earn entries each time you play for your chance to drive away with Nissan’s fuele cient crossover! SCB is celebrating July 4 with a $15,000 Weekend Cash Spectacular. Fifty winners will win $100 each day on Friday, July 4, and Saturday, July 5, from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m., and again on Sunday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to noon and 5 to 7 p.m. Help us keep the Independence Day celebrations going strong on July 5, at 6:45 p.m. for a special $70,000 Holiday Bingo Session, with a total guaranteed payout of more than $30,000! There will be a $70 buy-in and $75 with computer games. Regular games pay $800 and a $50,000 coverall in 50 numbers or less. Please contact the casino or visit www. seminolebrightoncasino.com for information on bus transportation and group packages. See the Player’s Club for promotion details. One must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Player’s Club member to participate. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.About Brighton CasinoSeminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 421 slot and gaming machines, live action blackjack e-tables, a six-table poker room, and high-stakes bingo action, and Josiah, a full-service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere, and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smokefree environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Indian Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, in Glades County, FL 34974. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Summer fun at Seminole Casino Brighton

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Hosted by the Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police Kids Fun ZoneŽ sponsored by Dairy Queen € Giant bounce houses € Face painting € Dunk Tank € Variety of other childrens games € ICE CREAM!! Public Safety Educational Expo Music € Frozen T-Shirt contest Watermelon, hot dog and ice cream eating contests Event nale: an amazing Zambelli reworks show synchronized to music!! (Tune into WOKC 100.9 FM) ALCOHOL NOT PERMITTED Beginning at 4pm Friday, July 4th Okee-Tantie Park Friday, July 4th Okee-Tantie Park For more information, call or visit: OkeechobeeFOP.com € Michael Hazellief, 863.634.5225 JD Mixon, 863.634.1778 Additional Sponsors Childrens Service Council of Okeechobee County is event would not be possible without: Presenting Sponsor 3 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions June 2014 OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police will host an Independence Day Celebration, on Friday, J uly 4, starting at 4 p.m., at Okee-Tantie park located on State Road 78 and the Kissimmee River. This will be a family-oriented, non-alcoholic event with activities to keep the w hole family entertained. There will be a “Kids Fun Zone” sponsored by Dairy Queen that will h ave three giant bounce houses, face painting, a dunk tank, a variety of other children’s games, and of course ice cream. The Public Safety Educational Expo w ill consist of educational booths, presentations and demonstrations by a large variety of public safety organizations including: law enforcement, re/ rescue, Okeechobee County Sheri ’s O ce, Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue, Okeechobee Police Department, Okeechobee City Fire Department, Glades County Sheri O ce, Florida Forestry Service, Florida Wildlife Commission, Florida Highway Patrol, military and Veterans of Foreign Wars. There will be a veterans’ recognition and presentation of the American ag. The Fourth of July festivities will include music and a variety of other activities including watermelon, hot dog and ice cream eating contests, a frozen t-shirt contest, and a blue ribbon baking contest. The event grand nale will be an amazing Zambelli reworks show synchronized to music at 9 p.m. (tune in to WOKC 100.9FM). The reworks show can be viewed from Okee-Tantie Park, Lock 7, Nubbins Slough or any area on the waterways near the Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee. Boaters coming out for the reworks only are encouraged to use C. Scott Driver Park boat ramp access.This event would not be possible without presenting sponsors Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee County and Florida Public Utilities Company; as well as additional sponsors, Dairy Queen, Tobacco Free Partnership of Okeechobee, WOKC and Zambelli reworks.Fourth of July festival planned

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A 20-year-old Okeechobee woman is charged with the theft of some checks from a local business then cashing at least one of those instruments for over $700. Jennifer Nicole Seifert, 20, S.E. 30th Terrace, was arrested Tuesday, June 10, on felony charges of grand theft and uttering a forged instrument. She was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of obstruction. Seifert is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $5,500 bond. An arrest report by Detective Mark Shireman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated a local bar was burglarized on or around June 3. That intruder reportedly took some checks as well as an “... all-in-one computer.” A week later the business owner contacted Detective Shireman with a check for $750 that was apparently cashed by Seifert on June 6. The detective explained Seifert actually received $730 in cash and the business where she cashed the note kept $20 as a service fee. That check was dated Friday, June 3, added the report. As Detective Shireman and OCSO Detective Corporal Rosemary Farless were walking Seifert to the county jail after arresting her Tuesday, Detective Farless noticed the woman was texting someone. Cpl. Farless seized the woman’s cell phone and photographed the text messages sent by Seifert. Because of that, Seifert was charged with obstruction. Detective Shireman said his investigation into this case is continuing. W oman charged in check theft By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A couple were arrested late last week after a search of the home they shared reportedly turned up a small number of pills for which they had no prescription. Michael Wade Platt, 38, and Robin Stoner Fairbanks, 38, were also charged with selling prescription pills to a con dential source during an undercover drug operation staged by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force. Platt was charged with the felonies of sale of a controlled substance (morphine), possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell (morphine), sale of a controlled substance (hydromorphone) and possession of a controlled substance (hydromorphone) with intent to sell. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a legend drug (azithromycin) and possession of a legend drug (sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim). Platt is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $60,000 bond. Fairbanks was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (vicodin) without a prescription, sale of a controlled substance (hydromorphone) and possession of a controlled substance (hydromorphone) with intent to sell. She was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of a legend drug (sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim), possession of a legend drug (azithromycin) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Fairbanks is being held on a total bond of $37,900. Task force arrest reports state a con dential source and an undercover law enforcement of cer purchased pills from Platt and Fairbanks during the operation. Pills were actually purchased twice from Platt, indicated those reports. On Friday, June 6, the task force served a search warrant on the N.W. Sixth St. home shared by the couple. During that search task force detectives reportedly found: syringes, both loaded and empty; a pipe used for smoking marijuana; vicodin pills; a ritalin pill; sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim tablets; an azithromycin pill; and, spoons with burn marks on them. Azithromycin and sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim are both antibiotics but not controlled substances. However, neither drug can be legally purchased without a prescription. Couple charged with selling pills, says report REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. 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 14 Okeechobee News June 13, 2014 Michael Platt Robin Fairbanks Jennifer Seifert The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce is disclosing this information to the public in order to enhance public safety, awareness, and protection. This information is not intended to increase fear: rather it is this agency’s belief that an informed public is a safer public. This bulletin should be used only for information purposes. Citizen abuse of the information to threaten, intimidate, or harass offenders will not be tolerated, in any manner. The individual who appears in this bulletin have served the sentence imposed on them by the courts. They are NOT wanted by the police at this time. Sex offenders have always lived in the communities. The only change is the public is now better informed. Carl Carpenter, 45, of 6835 S.E. 88th trail, is 6’5” and 232 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Carpenter was convicted o f two counts of sexual battery on Minor and Lewd and Lascivious Victim less than 12 YOA, offender over 18 YOA, in Dade County, Fla. The victim was a minor. If you have any questions regarding this bulletin, contact Michele at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce at 763-3117, extension 240 or website http://www.fdle.state. .us. Sexual Predator Noti cation Carl Carpenter Blood drives planned in Okeechobee this monthIt takes only one hour, every two months, to help save lives. Okeechobee is one of the most generous cities in Florida in giving blood. Please attend one of these blood drives during June:  Friday, June 13 at Seacoast Bank, South, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Saturday, June 14 at Walmart, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Sunday, June 15 at Golden Corral, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Friday, June 20 at Walgreens, from 2 until 7 p.m.

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Office Space RentCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public Notice Public Notice 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 27th 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 1998 DODGE RAM 1500 GRN 1B7HF16Z4WS563093 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. 465812 ON 6/13/2014 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. Cory B. Pethybridge Last known address: 810 SW 11th 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 465819 ON 6/13/2014 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 o f 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 relie f demanded in the petition. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure o f 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 Cler k 465510 ON 5/23,30 06/6,13/2014 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 *. LostSCHNAUZERMale, white lost by River Oak Acres. Answers to Morris. Call Andy 954-214-7883 Garage/ Yard SalesMOVING SALE: Armoire (cupboard/computer desk), Elect. Fireplace, Leather Sofa, LG Decorative Plants, Power Washer, Step Ladder, Garden & Mechanic Tools Sat. June 14 7:00AM 4:00PM @ 4300 SW 13th Ave, Palm Village Ranch, Okeechobee 863-447-2333 We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full Time AC Tech, Installers, Helpers Experience preferred, DFWP, Bene ts Avail. Apply in person at 312 SW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL. 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 Full Time Bookkeeper/ Of ce Admin Position BTC Builders Looking for bookkeeper with exp in Quickbooks, permitting, collections, AR, AP, taxes, inventory control Please bring resume to 2625 US Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL or Fax 863-582-9509 Herbicide Applicator/Crew Leader Wanted Ability to independently treat exotic plants in wild land areas and at times supervise labor crew applying herbicide required. FDACS Commercial Applicators License with Natural Areas and/or Aquatics categories highly desired. Must be able to work in harsh South Florida environments. Salary depending on experience. Call 1-800-435-0072. Shop here first! The classified ads 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 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. ApartmentsOKEE 2br. 1 1/2ba. Town House Apartment In Town, Very clean, W/D $700 mo, and sec. 863-634-3257 Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. Beautiful Twnhm. 2br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $725/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court Avail. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128. OKEECHOBEE 1/1, New oor covering, clean, furnished, cable, Wi-Fi, elec, satellite W/D included, fenced yard, small pet okay. $600/mo plus sec (863)467-1950 Houses RentCITY LIMITS, 3/1 CBS CENTRAL A/C AND HEAT, CARPORT, NICE CORNER LOT. $700/MO. LAST AND SECURITY CALL 863-634-8942 FOR INFORMATION. LAKE ACCESS, 3BR, 2BA, CBS home, newly remodeled. $960/mo. incl. lawn maint. Call 863-610-1276. OAK PARK 2/1 CBS, fenced yard. $750 mo. Call (863)634-8757 leave message. OKEECHOBEE2/2, fenced yard, sheds, Fla room, w/d, all appls., $550/mo (863)634-0042 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Houses RentTIRED OF STAYING IN THE MOTEL ONE AND TWO BEDROOM RENTALS AVAILABLE. TASTEFULLY FURNISHED -INCLUDES ALL UTILITIES-ELECTRIC-WATER-SATELLITE-LAWN CARE & PEST CONTROL. ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR PERSONAL ITEMS AND YOUR FISHING POLES. WEEKLY OR MONTHLY LONG OR SHORT TERM STARTING A $200 PER WEEK. (863) 467-4371 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. “Time To Move In Is Now” First 2 Months Free“Next to Court House” Commercial Space, 500 SF and up. 863-467-0651 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 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. Rental NeededRENTAL NEEDED STARTING JULY (FLEXIBLE). 3 OR 4 BEDROOM CBS OR FRAME HOME. LONG TERM LEASE, HAVE A DOG. CALL 561-254-5998 OR 863-801-5769 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds.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 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 15 Okeechobee News June 13, 2014 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.

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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 Notice REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive proposals for the purpose of securing banking services. The RFP is titled: Request for Proposal for Banking Services Detailed RFP documents are available upon request from the of ce of the Finance Director, located at 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, (Tel.) 863-763-9460. Email: bcoule@oua .com The OUA intends to review the submitted RFP’s and reserves the right to reject any or all RFP’s. The RFP’s must be delivered to the Finance Director’s of ce, located at Okeechobee Utility Authority Administrative Of ce, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, on or before 3:00 PM, July 28, 2014. The submittal must be contained in a sealed package clearly marked on the outside with the submitter’s name and the project name for which the submittal is made. Basil J. Coule Finance Director 465795 ON 6/13,15,18/2014 TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Technical Review Committee of the City of Okeechobee will meet in Regular Session on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact Patty Burnette at 863-763-3372, or website cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Technical Review Committee 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 General Services Department 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 Committee in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item MUST be provided to the Committee Secretary for the City’s records. By: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 465707 ON 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 2014TD071 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BAKERSTREET INVESTMENTS INC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3865 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOTS 4 5 6 BLOCK 229 3-21-37-35-0020-02290-0040 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: TRIPLE E MANAGEMENT INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 3rd day of July, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 465094 ON 5/23,30;6/6,13/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE 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 NOTICE 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 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 OUA MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regular session on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility Authority Of ces, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will hold a Public Hearing as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to discuss the purpose of levying a special non-ad valorem assessment on real properties pursuant to written agreements with the owners of certain properties for the purpose of collecting revenue to be used for paying for the cost of the expansion to the wastewater treatment facility. The geographic depictions of the land to be assessed are the legal descriptions of the parcels referenced below. The parcels to be assessed and amount to be levied against each parcel are as follows: Parcel No. Acres Amount 1-13-37-35-0A00-00001-0000 135.43 $25,800.00 1-34-37-35-0A00-00001-A000 63.93 $23,864.35 1-27-37-35-0A00-00013-C000 37.60 $14,035.65 2-21-37-35-0A00-00006-B000 50.478 $62,972.89 2-21-37-35-0A00-00006-A000 13.32 $16,617.12 1-12-37-35-0A00-00001-B000 4.94 $1,088.86 1-14-37-35-0A00-00001-0000 130.22 $28,702.79 1-15-37-35-0A00-00001-0000 20.00 $4,408.35 1-32-37-36-0A00-00013-A000 11.70 $10,835.09 1-05-38-36-0A00-00002-A000 114.07 $105,633.64 The assessments will be collected by the Okeechobee County Tax Collector. All interested parties for or against the proposed Budget and other changes can be heard at said time and place. The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be met by contacting the Executive Director’s Of ce at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing by any person wishing assistance. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record. BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY John F. Hayford Executive Director 465794 ON 6/13/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 16 Okeechobee News June 13, 2014

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R E D century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 5030-H: Okeechobee Golf Estate 3/2 on acre. Huge kitchen, split bdrm plan. Family rm overlooks golf course. 2 car garage, golf cart storage bldg. $180,000 NOW $170,000 MLS #207710 5054-H: Oaks at Okeechobee 2 story 5/3 home, 3610 Total sq ft/2427 under air. Double garage, ample concrete driveway. Huge kitchen, Minutes from Lake! $139,500 NOW $113,900 1021-M: Palm Village 4/2 DW, 2,482 total sq ft/1,716 under air, open porch, Large Famopen kitchen. HOA includes Clubhouse, pool, lawn care, more. 55+ comm. $80,000 MLS #208093 4002-H: BHR Lake Access completely furnished! 2,085 Total Sq ft/974 under air. Metal roof, attached carport, screened patio w/bonus rm. Concrete seawall w/ area. $130,000 MLS #208051 5083-M: Pioneer Estates 3/2 DW on an acre with 1,652 total sq ft/1,352 under air. All appliances stay, front screen porch, split bdrm plan, plenty of cabinets for storage and more. $58,000 MLS #207779 • Great location! Commercial lot .57 of an acre next to Heritage Village and Okeechobee Ford Co. $97,000 MLS #207503 • 14+/acres of commercial property on the Rim Canal with lake access. $1,500,000 MLS #207408 • Four Seasons area 1+/acre NE 4th St. $5,900 MLS #207977 • 2 Basswood lots on NW 32nd Ave. Each $3,400 Make Offer • Palm Village Ranch clean Lot-Close to the Clubhouse. 55+community. $15,000 MLS# 207998 • Ok Acres 10+/-acres Fenced, pond and house pad ready for a new home! $79,000 MLS # 207817 • Viking 2.5+/acres for $11,000 MLS # 207811 NEW LISTING 5071-H: Dixie Ranch Acres Large 4/2 Modular home, 2,204 Total Sq Ft on approx. 1 acre. Spacious kitchen w/ hutch, dining area and living rm. Family rm, beautiful fireplace. Many features! $175,000 MLS # 207917 Find your dream home here! Location, Location, Location Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com 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. Over 100 ListingsOAK LAKE ESTATES ~ Home for Entertaining. BEAUTIFULLY remodeled 3Bd/2Ba/2Garage, 1999 SF Under Air-3206 SF TLA. Two-Story, Fireplaces in LR and Master, Sitting Loft, NEW Kitchen & Baths, Walnut floors. French Doors open to Screened Lanai with Stone/Cypress Bar for seven, overlooking Community Lake. 14X24 WORKSHOP. NEW Windows and Hardy Plank siding. EXQUISITE! MLS 208025 $259,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers. 17 Okeechobee News June 13, 2014

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Big ‘O’ Teen Anglers, Inc. April 26 tournament was held out of Okee-Tantie. Twenty anglers brought 74 sh to the scales w ith a total weight of 145.79 lbs. Winners in the 11 15 age group were:  First place Josh Hiler, 11.86 lbs.;  Second place Cody Bigford, 11.48 lbs., Big Fish, 5.20 lbs.; and,  Third place Luke Farmer, 10.78 lbs. Winners in the 16 18 age group were:  First place Drew Wanczak, 18.42 lbs.; Big Fish, 5.53 lbs.;  Second place Kail Stevens, 14.01 lbs.; and,  Third place Brandon Rucks, 9.92 lbs. We’d like to thank our boat captains for all their support: Jimbo Newell, Nate Pippin, Denny Davis, Robert Haff, Mike Ingram, Bill Seitz, Richard Stiglitz, Leroy Bauer, Bob Haarer and Mike Zubricky. Thank you Jamie Mellette for our lunch after the tournament. Hiler, Wanczak winners in teen tourne y 18 Okeechobee News June 13, 2014 ACROSS 1 Trudge 5 Sonoma County seat Santa __ 9 Square 14 Late great? 15 Sci. subject 16 Eponymous golf promoter Samuel 17 FYI relative 18 Bonobo, e.g. 20 Brief disclaimer 21 Provider of sound testimony? 22 Saw things 24 Priceless? 25 Crayola color since 1949 28 Diving duck 32 Uses a management training technique 34 Title imaginary friend in a Neil Diamond hit 35 Fast ship 36 DVD staple 38 Silicon Valley college 39 Tempo notation 41 Slow 42 Liver delicacy 43 The Wizard of OzŽ farmhand 44 San Diego State athlete 47 It needs to be refined 53 Policy pro 54 Transcends 55 Prefix with Aryan 56 Free __ 57 The Last King of ScotlandŽ tyrant 58 Caution to a German shepherd, say 59 Longtime NFL coach Schottenheimer 60 Stop 61 Uruguays Punta del __ DOWN 1 Braid 2 I can do itŽ 3 Out of order 4 Phrase in much computergenerated mail 5 Speed 6 Federal inspection org. 7 Cook quickly 8 Compete in a strength contest 9 Jabber 10 Coal Miners DaughterŽ subject 11 Shop shaper 12 You might catch a few 13 Father of Deimos 19 Patchy 23 Semiaquatic heavyweight 26 Largest OH airport 27 Place to enjoy a sharp drinker? 28 Australian red formerly called Hermitage 29 Noteworthy events 30 Abbr. on some city limit signs 31 Had on 32 Ottawa-based law gp. 33 Stick on a fridge door 34 Tel Aviv native 37 Syncopated piece 40 1962 hit with the lyrics the truth could mean Id lose youŽ 42 Disaster relief org. 43 Piquant 45 Split up 46 Designer fragrance 47 Squeeze 48 Baltic seaport 49 End __ 50 Noticeable progress 51 Dollar alternative 52 Nearly six-week period By Barry C. Silk (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 05/03/14 05/03/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: gy Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle Special to the Okeechobee NewsJosh Hiler took rst place in the 11-15 age group. Special to the Okeechobee NewsDrew Wanczak placed rst in the 16-18 age group. Special to the Okeechobee NewsKail Stevents placed second in the 1618 age group. Special to the Okeechobee NewsBrandon Rucks claimed third place in the 16-18 age group. Special to the Okeechobee NewsBrandon Rucks took third in the 16-18 age group. Special to the Okeechobee NewsCody Bigford nished second and won the Big Fish prize in the 11-15 age group.

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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 Join us for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern Gospel favorites, and piano and bass duets on th St. (approx. 6 miles north on 441)Rev. Richard GilesSunday at 10:45am and 6pm., with Sunday School at 9:45am and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6pm. CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at churchofoursaviourokeechobee.org200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 EPISCOPAL Advertise your church events or services here!Call 863.763.3134 today to inquire about pricing florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 19 Okeechobee News June 13, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsJonathon Crawford was one of six Western Michigan Whitecaps named to the Midw est League All Star Team this past week. The OHS alumnus is having a strong season w ith the Whitecaps as he has allowed two runs or fewer in eight consecutive starts. He has posted a 2-1 record with a 2.27 earned run average with 44 strikeouts in 47 innings pitched. Batters are hitting just .217 this season off Crawford. The All-Star game will be played on Tuesday, June 17, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Crawford has been working hard this season with former Detroit Tiger closer Mike Henneman, who is the White Caps pitching coach. “He is doing an outstanding job. We made a couple of adjustments and he followed through with them. He’s a good kid and a hard worker,” Henneman said in a recent phone interview. Henneman said in his opinion Crawford can pitch in the major leagues one day. “I’ve been there and done that and I know he has great stuff. It’s all in his lap and it’s up to him,” he said “There’s no doubt in my mind Craw can pitch up there -it’s just a matter of being consistent and taking care of business.” Henneman has been with the Tigers since the mid 1980s. He has coached for two seasons for Grand Rapids. He also has a high school select all-star team in Texas he coaches and knows the pressures these y oung athletes are under. He said the organization is very pleased with the progress Crawford has made this year. Eventually, Henneman would like to coach at the major league level again. “I’m a Tiger diehard. They drafted me and gave me a chance and I pretty much spent my entire career there. I love Detroit and the city,” he added. Henneman has stressed consistency and improvement of command with Crawford this year. He also likes Crawford’s breaking pitches and feels they can work in the major leagues “When you are consistent and con dent with your breaking pitches and get them over the plate, you will have success,” he offered. “Today, anybody can hit a 95 or 96 mile per hour fastball. When you can throw a slider in a fastball count, you will succeed.” If there is a secret to becoming a major league ball player Henneman said he is yet to learn it. He said he just gave everything he had every time he took the mound. “I was lucky -hard headed and lucky. I just tried to be consistent and I have 120 percent every time on the mound,” he said. Henneman pitched 10 seasons in the major leagues and earned 193 saves. He had a career earned run average of 3.21 and was named to the American League All-Star team in 1989. Henneman said there is no timetable for Crawford to be promoted to Lakeland in the Florida State League or another Tiger af liate this year. In the meantime, he will continue to enjoy working with Crawford to make him an even better pitcher than he is right now. “He’s a good kid and a hard worker, that pretty much sums it up. I enjoy him a great deal,” said Henneman. Crawford selected to Midwest All-Star squad Jonathon Crawford Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESNew Chairs for Central ElementaryA big thank you goes to the representatives of Central Elementary’s Student Council, Wyatt Friend, Anna San Martin, Paisley Norman and Sara Haygood for presenting a $5,000 check to Mr. Paulson and Mrs. McAllister for Central’s Chair Fund. The students have worked very hard raising this money for the past three years doing different fundraisers. Special thanks also goes to Mrs. Friend for being the chairperson for the committee.

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