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Friday, June 20, 2014 50¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 74 12.70 feetLast Year: 13.90 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. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyPhillip Conroy (center) received a 20-year service award from Mayor James Kirk (right) Tuesday, June 17. He was also given his lieutenant bars by City Fire Chief Herb Smith (left). By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Two brothers, one of which still lives in Okeechobee, have been arrested and charged with allegedly sexually molesting children as young as 4 years of age. Arrested Monday, June 16, were Carlton Daune Comfort, Jr., 43, and Tommy Gene Comfort, 35. Both were arrested on Okeechobee County warrants that charged each man with one felony count of sexual battery on a child under 12 years of age. Both men were booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on bonds of $100,000 each. Tommy Comfort, N.W. Concord Drive, Port St. Lucie, has been released on bond. Carlton Comfort, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, remains incarcerated. According to probable cause information used by Detective John Fisher, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), to get the warrants the alleged incidents took place between Jan. 1, 1990, and Dec. 31, 1997. Detective Fisher said an alleged victim came forward and led an initial report with OCSO Deputy William Jolly. The case was later assigned to the OCSO detective. It has been determined, so far, that all of the alleged victims were females between the ages of 4 and 12, said Detective Fisher. The investigator said he has been working the case for a couple weeks, and added that he is not yet nished with the probe. Because it is still an open By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A convicted sex offender could spend the rest of his life in prison after he was found guilty earlier this week of attempted rst degree murder. Gregory Dennis Jackson Jr., 24, was found guilty Tuesday, June 17, of shooting an Okeechobee man four times and running over him with a car around midnight on Dec. 24, 2013. He then left the man lying on a football eld in the area of Douglas Brown School. Jackson will be sentenced Friday, July 18, at 9 a.m. by Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer. He is facing a mandatory life sentence. The victim, Xavier Fulks, was found around By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Members of the Okeechobee City Council discussed ways to improve economic development and honored two members of the Okeechobee City Fire Department at their regular meeting Tuesday night. Board members also talked about an increase in business license fees limited agriculture uses within the cit y limits. The board approved an ordinance that amends the comprehensive plan to provide a de nition for limited agriculture uses. It also amends the future land use polic y to list allowable uses in zoning districts for livestock, animals, grazing, gardens, hay and other similar type uses. Up to three hogs, sheep and goats would be permitted on parcels. Councilman Dowling Watford said he has received Brothers face molestation charges Jackson convicted of attempted murder Council OKs license fee hikeLocal man dies after car crash ... Page 14 Group helps local patients ... Page 4 Basketball camp held ... Page 12 Tommy Gene Comfort Carlton D. Comfort See BROTHERS — Page 5 See CITY — Page 5 See MURDER — Page 17

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Today: Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Tonight: Thunderstorms in the evening will give way to fair skies overnight. Low near 70F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.Extended ForecastSaturday: Partly cloudy early with thunderstorms becoming likely during the afternoon. High around 90F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Saturday Night: Scattered thunderstorms early. Skies will become mainly clear overnight. Low 71F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Sunday: Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 91F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Sheriff’s budget To every person in Okeechobee Count y: Bryant Culpepper was the only commiss ioner to back the sheriff about his budget! He should be the ONLY one to keep his job! A lso, know that the County Commissioners have 41 Million In Reserve! WHY would they NOT give the Sheriff his budget!!????? They approved in past years the same amount! W hy Not Now? With in ation and economy, he needs less now? When they approved t he same amount of budget in the past did t hey make an egregious error? They never s aid that, so why did they approve the same amount in past years and not now? That I w ould assume most right thinking people is the egregious error! These knuckleheads have failed us, vote them out! Call your commissioners and demand they support the sheriff’s budget! Get off your duffs and Do Something people!Senior center disappointingIt is so sad they do not have a camera in the new senior facilities so the county commissioners can see what really goes on. The senior citizens are treated like little children. The games they play: line up, given a teddy bear to throw in a basket. Another game you have a bowl of marshmallows to throw at each other called a snow ball ght. I slid on one and caught myself. How serious does an accident have to be before the paramedics can be called? We had three accidents in less than two weeks. One fell; another had to have an ankle cast. Another woman fell and had a knot on her head and bleeding at the nose. They have let seven people go. Someone is on the loud speaking system all the time and there is no time for fellowship among ourselves. Before we moved to the new facility, we were allowed to play board games, talk and laugh. Now we are told to be quite while someone is constantly speaking. A place that once was fun, relaxing and enjoyable has now turned into having a strict agenda with no time to socialize. Group helps local cancer patientsHello my name is Nano Corona. I started a non-pro t organization to help cancer patients and their caregivers here in Okeechobee. It’s called” Ride For The Fight Corp.” Ride for the ght is a local organization where 100 percent of donations go to the citizens of Okeechobee to help them and their caregivers with the ght against cancer. We held a fundraiser in January and are planing to have the Bulls and Ranch Bronc event again on Jan. 1, 2015 We had a really good show and plan to make this one even better. So, make plans to be there New Year’s Day. Also, I would like to thank Dr. Mark Tenniswood, his wife Donna and staff for their wonderful job and donation of close to $3,500 that was raised by the local dentists with the chairs they designed and raf ed. I just want everyone in Okeechobee to be aware that Ride For The Fight is here to help. I myself am a cancer survivor of esophageal cancer and now want to support patients and caregivers with their ght. Please let us help. Go online to rideforthe ght.com or feel free to call me at 863-634-3971. We have basically three requirements to qualify: 1) resident of Okeechobee; 2) need nancial help; and, 3) if you go for the getaway, your oncologist’s approval. Thank you, Nano CoronaKiwanis Florida State Governor visitsI am pleased to announce that Kiwanis Florida District Governor Matthew Cantrall visited Okeechobee for the Division 16 yearly conference. The governor and his wife Cheryl arrived on a Friday, checking in at the Hampton Inn. Their afternoon was spent on a historical tour on Lake Okeechobee by Captain John Campbell. This being Governor Matthew and Cheryl’s rst visit, the history of the lake and Seminole Nation was educational to both. The evening was spent with an excellent dinner at Tin Fish Restaurant and Joseph (owner) is to be commended for his hospitality with the variety of appetizers. Saturday morning the educational tour continued with breakfast at the hometown Pogey’s Family Restaurant learning the history of Sheriff Pogey Bill. The breakfast was followed by a tour of Okeechobee’s historical sites. The governor and his wife were appreciative of the tour. Matthew explained in most cases as they visit each club it’s in/ou t never having the opportunity to see the city, so this was a treat for both. The conference was opened by Presiden t J.D. Mixon at The Lodge By the Lake, which was attended by the Division 16 of cers and guests. Division 16 consists of Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce two clubs, Martin County two clubs and Okeechobee. Each president reported the successes of their fundraisers and special projects. Kiwanis’ main mission is to support the youth in their communities with scholarships, High School Key Clubs, Middl e School Builders Clubs, youth special events like Soap Box Derby’s, shing tournaments, golf tournaments and future Disability Parks for the Handicapped. Also reporting was Lt. Governor Noureen Ahmed representing Division 16 Key Clubs. Noureen emphasized her pleasure with th e support of the Okeechobee Key Club in assisting her to reach her goal of feeding som e 1,500 homeless and needy families. Ken Kenworthy, Superintendent Okeechobe e County Schools, expressed his appreciation for Okeechobee throughout their club history for scholarships and mini grants tha t are utilized for a variety of educational materials in classrooms and for those members involved in Fundamentals in Reading and quarterly recognition of students (Terri c Kids). The highlight of the conference was th e great sense of humor displayed by Dowling Watford who took the task of putting together two gift baskets, one being a baske t lled with Chobee items presented to th e governor. Dowling’s, presentation stands second-to-none describing the Okeechobe e artifacts in the basket. He de nitely had th e governor’s and audience attention. As Lt. Governor for the past two and onehalf years it has been an honor for me to b e in the same company of past Lt. Governors Gene O’Neal and Judge Bryant representing our club and community for their leadership and vision serving our youth. I’m very proud of the of cers and members of Division 16. It has been a learning experience observing the passion and hard work that all clubs pu t forth year after year for their youth. Last, we want to thank Governor Matthew and Cheryl for taking their time to visi t Okeechobee. We believe Matthew left ou r community with a positive outlook and was pleased with the successes of Division 16.Lt. Governor Jim Vensel, Division 16 June 20 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! Okeechobee Forecast Agri-Civic Center open to public for exercisingUnless an event is taking place, the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center grounds are open to area residents for exercise activities such as walking, running, and bike riding on a daily basis. The gate on State Road 70 is open from 7 a.m. until dusk for residents to access the roads and parking lots within the facility. While the county encourages area residents to take advantage of the opportunity to use the facility grounds for exercise, the staff asked everyone to help keep the facility clean by not littering.

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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 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. DE W O R MYO U RCA T T L ETH EEA S YWA YWI T HOU RNE WSA F E-G U A R D C C a t t l e C u b e s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s B l o c k s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s S t o p I n F o r D e t a i l s Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 5 Okeechobee News June 20, 2014 investigation, more information cannot be released at this time. Assistant State Attorney Don Richardson is prosecuting the cases, according to the warrants. The brothers are scheduled to appear in circuit court for their arraignments on Monday, July 7, at 9 a.m. It was not known, as of newspaper deadline, if either man had retained legal representation. If you have any information concerning this case, you are asked to contact Detective John Fisher at 863-763-3117, ext. 5111. BROTHERSContinued From Page 1 numerous phone calls that were concerned about livestock allowed in the city limits. “I still feel we are somewhat an agriculture community. We want this for 4-H type projects,” he said. “I think this is good but that remains to be seen. For the most part it satis es w hat we need to do and is a compromise.” City fathers also amended the local business tax, or license fees, which allow a 5 percent increase this year. City attorney John Cook said this was a request from nance and is fairly nominal. “It is not signi cant but it hasn’t been changed since 1995, and we felt it was time for it,” he explained. Councilman Watford said it is better to do small increases incrementally rather than a large increase at one time. Councilman Devin Maxwell said the City should work to ll the vacant business buildings in the City. “I’m concerned about the volume of vacant commercial property. I plan to try and w ork on that,” he told his fellow board members. The council voted to extend the moratorium on impact fees collected in the City without debate and opposition. There was no public comment at any of the public hearings on the agenda. Chamber of Commerce president Terry Burroughs said there are 238 members in the organization, which is up substantially from the 152 members it had last August. Other accomplishments included a new asset map for the City and county which identi es available industrial properties. Future chamber plans include a business of the year award; a goal to increase membership to 275; two new events in the downtown area; and, a second Leadership Okeechobee class in September. They also want to dev elop a market plan for the City Commerce Park, and market the park through the Florida Research Coast and work with Indian River State College to develop technical training and increased training of the local workforce. Mr. Burroughs said they want to work hard to develop the park because there is a lot of land in the City that is ready for development. “There are opportunities here that we are missing. Young people are graduating high school and never coming back,” he told the board. Mr. Maxwell said the commerce park is an untapped resource. He noted new small business have learned to contact the Chamber of Commerce for advice and direction. The chamber has also been working to attract another supermarket chain to town to take over the old USave building on South Parrott Avenue. Another target is a call center. In the county, the chamber is excited about the four laning of S.R. 70 to Berman Road and the opportunities that could create in eastern Okeechobee County. The Chamber is also in an improved nancial position. Honored employeesLieutenant Glen Hodges was honored for 20 years of service to the City Fire Department. He began his re ghting career in 1987 with the City of Okeechobee after several years of service as a volunteer in Broward County, Cooper City and Tallahassee. He joined Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue in 1989 and returned to the city in 1994. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 2004. He is close to receiving a twoyear degree in re science. He is the training of cer for the City and also has won awards from the state for responding to large brush res in Brevard County in 1998. Lt. Hodges said he was very proud of his recognition and said he was always excited to be a re ghter. “It’s a tough job because its very physical and you get a lot of physical problems with your back, shoulders and knees, but everybody understands that. It has been a good career and I’m real proud of it,” he added. Lieutenant Phil Conroy was also honored for 20 years of service. He began his career in re service with the Division of Forestry in 1981 and has worked at Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue, the Pratt Whitney Fire/Rescue and the City of Okeechobee. He has several certi cations and also earned state awards for helping ght large brush res on the Space Coast in 1998. He was promoted to his current lieutenant rank in April of this year. “I started out young and its has been a long time coming,” he said afterward, “I love the business but I’m getting too old for it.” Lt. Conroy said he worked long and hard to receive the promotion. He was raised in Okeechobee and began in the re service as a volunteer while still in high school at age 17. He also remembers the wild res he fought in 1998 and the dangers they brought. “It was very wild. It was the only time in my career that I ever got burned,” he said. The City also approved a temporary street closure for streets near the First Baptist Church for their Vacation Bible School to be held July 7-11. The closures will be in effect from 7:30 until 8:45 a.m., and from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. daily. The council appointed Magi Cable, Jeanne En nger, Dawn Hoover, J.D. Mixon, Antoinette Rodriguez, Sharie Turgeon and John Williams as regular voting members to the Centennial Celebration Committee. Justin Domer, Susan Gittings, Donna Gaiser and Katrina Elsken were appointed as non-voting members. Councilman Watford said there is some really good enthusiasm in the community for this celebration. CITYContinued From Page 1

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D inners hosted by EaglesFriday, June 20 the Cypress Hut Eagles w ill be serving choice ribeye steak and seaf ood dinners starting at 5:30 p.m. Entertainm ent will be provided by Private Practice. S aturday, entertainment will be provided by T he Harpers. Tuesday, June 23, is the weekly d art tournament with burgers being served. P roceeds from Tuesday’s event will go to a l ocal family in which there was a premature b irth.For information, call the Cypress Hut E agles at 863-467-1154.Moose events announcedOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36 St., invites the public to join them Friday, June 20 for bingo at 6:30 p.m. The kids party slated for June 21 has been canceled. Monday, June 23, tacos will be served starting at noon. Wednesday, June 25, chicken wings and/or chicken ngers will be served from 5 until 7 p.m. Check the Lodge bulletin board for special meals on Tuesday and Friday. Proceeds bene t Moose charities.Blood drives plannedIt 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 20 at Walgreens, from 2 until 7 p.m.  Sunday, June 22 at More 2 Life Ministries, 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  Monday, June 23 at Walgreens, 1 until 6 p.m.Breakfast aids OHS bandTo fund much-needed new uniforms, Okeechobee High School band students will be hosting a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s on Saturday, June 21 from 8 until 10 a.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any band member, or at the door.B.R.A.T. dance plannedThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., Saturday, June 21 from 7 until 10 p.m. The party is for students ages 12-16. Come dressed in your best pajamas for it’s a pajama party. The cost is $7 and includes pizza, soda and chips. For information, contact Allison Chandler at 863-697-9096.Hope for Hannah bash setA Hope for Hannah summer kick-off bash will be held at the Philippine Heritage Enrichment Complex, 5154 S.W. 16th Ave., Saturday, June 21 starting at 10 a.m. All funds will go to Hannah, 15, who has type 1 juvenile diabetes and her pancreas no longer functions. She is in need of a service dog to alert her when her blood sugar is too high or too low. For information, call: Angela at 863801-7241; Taylor at 863-634-6384; Krystal at 863-447-3282; or, Debi at 863-697-3949.Sunday bingo slatedAmerican Legion Post #64 will host bingo Sunday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans’ programs. The event is open to the public. Reading program offeredThe Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will host a summer reading program at 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday from June 25 through July 30. The program is appropriate for children ages 3-9. Parental supervision and assistance is required during each class. This year’s theme is science. Participants are not required to register. For information, call 863-763-3536.Storm webinar scheduledA “Brace for the Storm” workshop will be held Thursday, June 26, at 7 p.m. This is a webinar and will be held online at http:// www.beready orida.org/workshops. It is designed to provide information to homeowners on disaster mitigation techniques that can reduce damage to homes from hurricanes and other disasters that threaten Floridians. For information, visit www.beready orida.org; or, contact Mitch Smeykal, Okeechobee County Division of Emergency Management, at 863-763-3212.Medicare event is June 26Join SHINE at the Okeechobee Public Library for a free Medicare 101 presentation Thursday, June 26 at 10 a.m. The presentation will focus on Medicare Parts A, B, C and D and how to decide between Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage Plan. SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs o f Elders) is a national, free program offered by the Area Agency on Aging and the Florid a Department of Elder Affairs. Specially-trained volunteers assist seniors, disabled adults and their caregivers with Medicare questions b y providing one-on-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, unbiased and con dential. SHINE counselors are committed to helping seniors make informed healthcare choices. Counselors are not af liated with any insurance company and will not attempt to sell insurance policies. All counseling records are con dential. For information about local events and counseling sites, contact the Helpline at 866-684-5885; or, visit www.FloridaSHINE.org.July 4 celebration setThe Okeechobee Fraternal Order o f Police will host an Independence Day Celebration Friday, July 4 starting at 4 p.m., at Okee-Tantie park on S.R. 78 West at the Kissimmee River. This will be a family-oriented, non-alcoholic event with activities to keep the whole family entertained. Festivities will include: music; watermelon, hot dog and ice cream eating contests; a frozen T-shirt contest; and, a baking contest. The grand nale will be a Zambelli reworks show synchronized to music at 9 p.m. 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 the C. Scott Driver Park boat ramp access. 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.Lanice Strickland Harden, 63GOTHA — Lanice Strickland Harden, died at the age of 63 at home in Gotha on June 13, 2014 from complications due to diabetes. Born J an. 3, 1951 in Jacksonville to Lantis and Bernice Strickland, she lived in Okeechobee and graduated with honors from Okeechobee High School. She attended Indian River Community College where she met and married Orie Lee Hodges in 1969. That year, the couple accepted a call to Fondulac, Wisconsin for the Church of God. They were married ten years and had three children. Lanice and the children settled in Ft. Pierce and she graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1980. While attending school, she worked as a teacher at Palm Vista Christian Church of God School and a school for the disabled in Jupiter Fl. She often said her rst year teaching was the best. Lanice relocated to Central Florida with the children and taught school for the Church of God in Orlando and Longwood where she met and married Tom Harden. They served in the Church of God and then on staff with the Windermere Union Church as Choir director, organist and Christian Education director. They had two sons, Kenneth Joshua, and Kyle Justin. She then worked in Orange County Schools for 24 y ears, rst at Mollie E. Ray Elementary where she was awarded Teacher of the Year in 1994, then at Lakeville Elementary, awarded again in 2004 before taking medical retirement in 2009. She is survived by her husband, Tom Harden; son, Jason Lee and Holley Hodges, Houston, Texas; daughter, Joella Renee Hodges, Orlando; daughter, Jeunesse Marie and Jamel Prichett, Ft. Pierce; son, Kenneth Joshua Harden, Gotha; son, Kyle and Audrey Harden, Clermont; 17 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren; her mother, Bernice Strickland of Bradenton; brother, Leslie and Mary Lou Strickland of Stratford, Conn.; sister, Lani Robin and John Hyslop of Port Saint Lucie; sister, Rhonda Lynn and Dr. Joseph Pecoraro of Bradenton. A funeral service will be 10 a.m., Saturday J une 21, 2014 at Ocoee Church of God. Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral is handling arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.woodlawnfuneralhomegotha.com James W. 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8 Okeechobee News June 20, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsEconomic Council June Meeting heldThe Economic Council of Okeechobee held their June meeting at the Indian River State College Dixon Hendry Campus in Okeechobee. Everglades Elementary principal Leslie Lundy spoke about the gains that students, teachers and staff have made this year toward their goal of ‘crossing the line’ and choice to ‘pass over mediocrity.’ Lundy is pictured here with School Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy, who said Lundy is the right leader to help improve Everglades Elementary, and Keith Walpole, who serves on the School Advisory Committee. Updates were also provided by many local ofcials. For more information about the Economic Council of Okeechobee, please visit our website at www.ecok.org and look for us on Facebook. Special to the Okeechobee NewsDonations to Senior services Carol Spaw, a home delivery driver for Okeechobee Senior Services, accepts the most generous gift of food, detergent and paper products from Ron & Irene Smith /Arnie & Ellen Whelpley of the Yachette Club. Carol Spaw, Kathy Schwier, Cheryl Allen, and Larry Ziegenfus delivered to 24 families who received the much-needed food and staples. Special to the Okeechobee NewsGrad Oaks enjoys an outingNorma Krutz, Ellen Bastianelli, Shirlley Hadley, Fran East, Maryann Wellborn, Bob Haefner, Lois Sorenson, Leroy Sorenson, Marcella Sweda from Grand Oaks Assisted Living facility enjoyed a lunch outing in Palm Beach at the Cheese Cake Factory. Kiwanis host guest speakerDarlene Forage is the project director for SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) and spoke recently to the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee. SHINE offers specially trained volunteers to provide free counseling and assistance with Medicare, Medicaid and other health insurance questions by providing one-on-one counseling at SHINE sites in person, via telephone and over the internet. SHINE services are free, unbiased and con dential. Ms. Forage says SHINE can guide the elderly with questions on Medicare, prescription drug costs, plan comparisons, billing and claims, long-term care options and other questions. A SHINE consultant can be reached by calling 866-684-5885. Pictured is SHINE Project Director Darlene Forage with Kiwanis Club president J.D. Mixon. Disaster Volunteer of the Year honoredThe American Red Cross recently held their Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition event at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. Because of his distinguished recognition, Robert threw out the rst pitch at the St. Lucie Met’s baseball game. Okeechobee resident Robert Neal was recognized as the Disaster Volunteer of the Year. Robert has been a very active volunteer since joining the Red Cross three years ago. Being a retired Lt. Medic with the Okeechobee Fire-Rescue, he was a perfect t for the Disaster Assessment Team and soon became a Leader, then a Captain. He is a quali ed Emergency Response Vehicle driver, Mass Care shelter worker and his combined training and experience allows him to do many other positions. If you are interested in volunteering with the Red Cross, please call 863-763-2488 or visit www.redcross.org/volunteer. Pictured is Robert Neal and his wife Joanne who is also a volunteer. Special to the Okeechobee News Special to the Okeechobee News

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M. Fernanda Cuellar, RPT PHYSICAL THERAPYCONNECTION• Comprehensive Care for Back & Neck Pain • Joint Stiffness/Pain • Facial & Body Paralysis/Stroke Rehab • Post Surgeries & Joint Replacements • Auto, Work and Personal InjuriesThe relation between you and wellnessŽ 414 NW 3rd St • Okeechobee (P) 863.824.0499 • (F) 863.824.0511 www.physicaltherapy-connection.comWe accept most insurances 10 Okeechobee News June 20, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsCarissa Licata and Stormy Stokes shared the Most Valuable Player award and several other players were honored at the Okeechobee High School softball banquet held Thursday night at the high school cafeteria. Coach Mary Huff said the season didn’t go like the team wanted as they lost in the district semi nals to end a run of ve straight y ears in regional play. She said she felt she got the best out of the girls and winning w ould have been a bonus this year. “Everybody likes to win, but the girls learned a lot of great things this year. I think w e created the framework for the program and let people know what kind of athletes w e want and what we expect from them in the future,” she added. Licata was also named All-Area honorable mention and was a candidate for the area player of the year. She earned a college scholarship to play next season for Florida Gulf Coast University. She said the banquet was an emotional and bittersweet moment. Still, she noted, she is excited to be moving on from high school and plans to have a busy summer getting ready with workouts and conditioning. She said she will always remember this award. “It’ll remind me of how much work I put in to achieve the things I wanted for myself. Softball brought me all my friends and I became close to these girls, I’ll always remember that,” she said. Stokes was a four-year starter for the Lady Brahmans and earned a scholarship to play for Indian River State College. She said it’s emotional to know she won’t ever play for the Brahmans again, but she plans to be a fan and support the team in the crowd in the future. “I wanted the girls to know I love all of them and I know they will do great things. It’s a good feeling and pretty cool to win my rst MVP trophy,” she said. “I think this season was more than just winning -I learned a lot and built friendships that will last a lifetime, and that’s a win in my book.” Danyelle Shef eld was named the Brahman Award winner for the 2014 season. Shef eld intends to study pharmacy at Florida Gulf Coast University. She also won the award for the highest batting average on the team with a .411 mark this past season. She said she was surprised and honored to win these awards and thanked her coach for working with her on her swing and helping her to get better at the plate. “We de nitely put a lot of runs on the board this year and I had some great timely hits in big spots. We thought we’d win districts and thought we would beat South Fork, but we just couldn’t get the hang of their pitchers,” she said. Sophomore Cheyenne Nunez won the Will to Win Award. She also won MVP trophies this year for girls basketball and volleyball. She still said she was shocked to get this award and noted she loves playing softball. She admitted that many of the girls deserved an award and it took the entire team to win games. “I’m grateful for all the awards I receive and it all comes down to having a love for the game. I think the coaches did a heck of a job this year and I can’t wait for next year,” she added. “I’m so excited about the future. It’ll be a transition year but we will still have a good team.” Lexi Ward took home the Gold Glove Award for defensive excellence. She was also honored for having an 11-game hitting streak this year. Ward said the team had a pretty good season and she worked hard on the eld to improve. She admits the team would have liked to have gone further into the post season. “I plan to go hard in the off season and next year and go out with a bang. It will be hard to lose all these teammates and it’ll be tough to replace them. I do think defense is a big part of the game and I work hard on it,” she added. Huff said the seven graduating seniors will be hard to replace but she expects the younger girls to improve their games and that the program will remain a success. “I think I can grow with them. I have experience with a lot of different coaches and know what I want to be. Every position is up for grabs, and if one girl doesn’t perform I know we have another girl waiting for an opportunity,” she pointed out. Huff went on to say while the team will lose speed on the base paths they could have more power next year. She also thanked the community and all the parents for their support this year. Huff also honored players who hit home runs this year with gold medals. Those recipients were: Shef eld (1) ; Breanna Billie (2); Kaylen Fulford (2); and, Nunez (3). Scholar athletes were also honored, that list included Raylee Coleman, Kelli Chapman, Jordan Lawlis, Cheyenne Nunez, Lexi Ward, Carissa Licata, Danyelle Shef eld and Bethany Stuart. JV awards went to Taylor Amadon (MVP), Kristen Dryden (Brahman Award), Rumor Juarez (Will to Win) and Audrey Craig (Most Improved). Stokes, Licata and Shef eld were fouryear letter winners, while Stuart and Khryst a Herndon each received their three-year letter. Licata, Stokes are joint softball MVP winners Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJunior Varsity awards went to: (left to right) Audrey Craig Most Improved Player; Taylor Amadon MVP; Kristen Dryden Brahman Award; and, Rumor Juarez Will to Win Award. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMembers of the varsity home run club this year were: (left to right) Danyelle Shef eld, Breanna Billie, Kaylen Fulford and Cheyenne Nunez. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySoftball MVP trophies winners were Stormy Stokes (left) and Carissa Licata (right). Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAssistant coach Elia Suarez (left) Brahman Award winner Danyelle Shef eld (centr) and coach Mary Huff (right). Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLexi Ward earned an award for Gold Glove (defense) and for an 11-game hitting streak this year. She is anked by assistant coach Elia Suarez (left) and coach Mary Huff (right). Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCheyenne Nunez poses with the Will to Win Award with OHS coaches Elia Suarez (left) and Mary Huff (right).

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Daniel Robert Blaha, 44, S.W. 24th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Friday, J une 13, on felony charges of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft from a person 65 years of age or older (two counts), forgery and uttering a forged instrument. Blaha is being held on a bond of $17,750. Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) Deputy Cari Arnold stated in her arrest report that Blaha did some handyman w ork for the victim, and others living in the neighborhood. Blaha apparently went to the victim’s home on June 7, and sat at her kitchen table and chatted with the woman and her daughter. Then, on June 9, the victim was unable to nd her checkbook. When the victim later checked her account, she found one of her checks had been cashed for $500. She then went to her local bank, and they gave her a copy of the cashed instrument. The check was made out to, and signed by, Blaha, pointed out the deputy. Besides the amount of the check, the victim was also charged a $36 overdraft fee. Blaha, stated Deputy Arnold, apparently cashed the check at a South Parrott Avenue gas station. The owner of the station reportedly told the deputy he cashed the check because the victim is a regular customer and he thought it was legitimate. The owner of the station also showed the deputy a picture of the man who cashed the check. The man in that photo, stated Deputy Arnold, was Blaha. Deputy Arnold went on to state in her report that six checks were missing from the victim’s checkbook. But, at the time of her report apparently only one had been cashed. Handyman charged with theft, forgery Daniel Blaha By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsAn Okeechobee man was killed in a singlecar crash Wednesday afternoon, June 18, on I-95 in Palm Beach County. According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press release Alexander Amditis, 76, w as pronounced dead at 3:35 p.m. The release stated that Mr. Amditis was southbound on the interstate just north of Atlantic Avenue when, for unknown reasons, he left the roadway around 2:55 p.m. in his 2013 Hyundai Sonata. The vehicle traveled along the grass shoulder, then through a chain-link fence and into a canal. Mr. Amditis was transported to Delray Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. FHP Corporal Marcus Thomas stated in the release that the crash is still under investigation. Mr. Amditis was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident, stated the report. Local man dies after I-95 crash 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).  Moses Serrano Jr., 25, Little Ave., Apopka, was arrested June 17 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of grand theftmotor vehicle. His bond was set at $18,000.  Lisa Kay Bickel, 48, North E. Street, Lake Worth, was arrested June 17 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging her with violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (hydromorphone). Her bond was set at $2,000.  Jimmie Lee Howling, 68, S.E. 66th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 17 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation sale of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) with intent to sell. He is being held without bond.  Jose Ruben Nunez III, 29, S.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 17 by Deputy Jose Garduno on felony charges of uttering a forged instrument and grand theft. His bond was set at $6,000.  Galdino Mondragon, 45, N.W. 36th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 18 by Deputy Adam Baker on a felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $1,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report

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In the employment section of the classifieds Lost Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. ServicesMOHAWK CONSTRUCTION INC. FILL SHELL, ASPHALT MILLINGS, SAND, STONE, MULCH, TOP SOIL. LARGE OR SMALL QUANTITIES DELIVERED OR PICK-UP, NEAR TOWN. JOSH 634-9486 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! AC Tech, Installers, Helpers Experience preferred, DFWP, Bene ts Avail. Apply in person at 312 SW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL. CARPENTERS WANTED for a 6 to 8 Month project. Must have transportation and hand tools. Contact Jim at 863-287-9687 Drivers: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full TimeCLASS A -CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. RESTAURANT HELP We are expanding and need to add an experienced Cook and Server Call Dave @ 863.227.3713 for appointment. Experienced person needed to work on large dairy farm. Must have experience operating a feed wagon and be able to communicate in English. Call 863-763-2279, 9:00 am noon for more information. DFWP. Semi-truck driver with a clean class A CDL. Two years minimum exp. required. Bene ts provided. Apply within @ 3079 NW 8th St. Okeechobee, FL. Bring MVR and current medical card. (863)763-5586 or (800)430-0117 Employment Full TimeTRACTOR DRIVERS AND GATOR OPERATORS A. Duda & Sons, Inc., is currently looking Tractor Drivers and Gator Operators to work out of our LaBelle (Felda) Farm. You can apply in person at 12000 S. SR 29, Felda, Florida or online by sending your resume to hrlb@duda.com. Business OpportunitiesDing A ling Deli Business for sale, only independent Boars Head deli in Okeechobee, terms available leave message (863)585-2454 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Computer/ SuppliesWindows 7 Laptops and desktops, all new components, guaranteed to work! Win 7 recovery DVD included! $175 limited supply call now 863-517-2782. FurnitureFOR SALE LARGE WOODEN CABINET W/COMPUTER DESK OPTION, ELECTRIC FIRE PLACE, AND BLACK LEATHER SOFA. CALL FOR PRICES 863-447-2333 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds FurnitureROUND WHITE DINING TABLE 40”, PEDESTAL, WITH 4 CHAIRS. $125.00 O.B.O. 863-467-5304 ApartmentsKINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $725/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128. Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. NW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $650, $700. 1st, last & $500 security. 561-346-1642. 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 Rent2BED/1BATH HOUSE ON WATER BUCKHEAD RIDGE CALL GREG TO SEE 863-763-3374 O R 863-447-9376 1ST, LAST & SEC. $750.00 MONTHLY. Fully furnished 1/1 condo for rent. Two to choose from. Pool, boat dock, water,and power included! $775/month + sec dep. 863-634-0663. No pets. LAKE ACCESS, 3BR, 2BA, CBS home, newly remodeled. $960/mo. incl. lawn maint. Call 863-610-1276. Shop here first! The classified ads 15 Okeechobee News June 20, 2014

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Houses RentOAK PARK 2/1 CBS, fenced yard. $750 mo. Call (863)634-8757 leave message. OAK PARK 2/1 NEW APPLIANCES $900 A MONTH CALL 863-467-1466 OKEE 3br./2ba., A/C, W/D, Lrg. Barn, 7 stalls, 5 acres fenced, bring you horses! $900 mo., 1st., last + Sec. Neg. Call Bob 863-610-1171. 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. Waterfront Rentals2BD/2BA ON WATER, BOAT HOUSE, NO PETS. PEST CONTROL, YARD CARE & GAS INCLUDED $800.00 MONTHLY AND $500.00 DEPOSIT. CALL 863-261-1205 OR 863-484-0771 Mobile Home RentTREASURE ISLAND : 2 BR, 2 BA, Non smoking env. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)634-6114 Mobile HomeSaleNew Palm Harbor Velocity Models! 3/2 starting in the 50’s, 4/2 starting in the 60’s. Limited time offer!! 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol* Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Fifth Wheels2006 Mobile Suite 5th Wheel new rear a/c, frig, water heater, awning and toilet last year. fully self contained, generator, well insulated, leather ceilings, 1 owner well taken care of. asking $37,500 o.b.o also have RV lot for sale in Big O RV Park with pavers and shed, very nice $18,500. o.b.o. call 863-447-9220 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Pickup Trucks2001 DODGE RAM 1500, EXTENDED CAB, $4,000.00 CALL FOR MORE DETAILS 863-634-4715 2003 FORD RANGER EDGE, 147,000 MILES, VERY WELL MAINTAINED, COLD A.C., RUNS GREAT, V-6 ENGINE. $4,900 561-723-2819 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD076 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAZ CREEK FL 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: 2301 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: WHISPERING PINES W 1/2 OF LOT 28 LESS E 65 FEET AND LESS S 200 FT 1-04-37-35-0010-00000-028A Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CAROL J WARING 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 31st 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. 465479 ON 6/20,27;7/4,11/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD075 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAZ CREEK FL 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: 2281 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: R BAR ESTATES UNIT 1 LOT 46 1-35-36-35-0010-00000-0460 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MARINA GOTAY PEDRO GOTAY 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 31st 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. 465478 ON 6/20,27;7/4,11/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD072 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAZ CREEK FL 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: 2095 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: INDIAN HAMMOCK H & R CLUB LOT 163 1-04-34-35-0010-00000-1630 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: OLGA YEFREMOVA ZAMEL ABOU 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 31st 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. 465475 ON 6/20,27;7/4,11/2014 Public Notice Collective Bargaining The Okeechobee County School Board and the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 will meet for negotiation of 2014-2017 personnel contracts beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, and Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Room 303 of the School Board Administration Building at 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Bargaining sessions are open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 465933 ON 6/20/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD074 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAZ CREEK FL 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: 2280 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: R BAR ESTATES UNIT 1 LOT 44 1-35-36-35-0010-00000-0440 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JUAN PABLO MARTINEZ LIFE EST MARILYN DEIDA LIFE EST MARINA GOTAY PEDRO GOTAY JUAN MARTINEZ 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 31st 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. 465477 ON 6/20,27;7/4,11/2014 Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on JULY 4, 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. 1977 CHEVY 4 DOOR VIN #1L69U7S126542 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. 465926 ON 6/20/2014 NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 7-5-2014 @ 10:00 AM Unit #219 Brittney R. Drawdy 465923 ON 6/20,27/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD073 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAZ CREEK FL 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: 2134 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN AND BEING A PART OF SECTION 6 TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 6 THENCE BEAR S 01 DEG 12 MIN 45 SEC W ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 6 A DISTANCE OF 50.02 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NW 240TH STREET BEING A 100 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY THENCE BEAR N 89 DEG 34 MIN 14 SEC E ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 526.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE TO BEAR N 89 DEG 34 MIN 14 SEC E ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 1652.00 FEET THENCE BEAR S 01 DEG 12 MIN 45 SEC W ALONG A LINE PARALLEL AND 2178.00 FEET EAST AS MEASURED ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 6 A DISTANCE OF 1665.00 FEET THENCE BEAR S 89 DEG 34 MIN 14 SEC W ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 6 A DISTANCE OF 1652.00 FEET THENCE BEAR N 01 DEG 12 MIN 45 SEC E ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 6 A DISTANCE OF 1665.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-06-35-35-0A00-00002-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DARRELL M GWYNN DAVID FELTENBERGER EDWARD G GWYNN 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 31st 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. 465476 ON 6/20,27;7/4,11/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD081 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that DANA H COOK PARTNERSHIP LTD 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: 3507 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY S/D PORTIONS OF LOTS 1 THRU 5 INC BLK 1 CONSOLIDATED S/D DESC AS FOLLOWS COM AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE W LINE OF SEC 31 & THE NRLY R/W LINE OF STATE RD 15 THENCE BEAR S 51 DEG 30 MIN 19 SEC E ALONG SAID NRLY R/W LINE A DIST OF 175 FT THENCE BEAR N 22 DEG 45 MIN 55 SEC E A DIST OF 162.90 FT TO A PT SAID PT BEING 200 FT E OF AFORESAID W LINE OF SEC 31 AS MEASURED AT RT ANGLES THENCE BEAR N 00 DEG 00 MIN 53 SEC E P/L WITH THE W LINE OF SAID SEC 31 A DIST OF 2215.30 FT THENCE BEAR S 55 DEG 36 MIN 50 SEC E A DIST OF 300.20 FT TO THE POB THENCE BEAR N 31 DEG 19 MIN 03 SEC E A DIST OF 731.06 FT THENCE BEAR S 51 DEG 30 MIN 19 SEC E A DIST OF 1200.44 FT TO THE WRLY R/W LINE OF CANAL NO 1 AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF CONSOL FARM LANDS THENCE S 31 DEG 19 MIN 03 SEC W ALONG SAID WRLY R/W LINE A DIST OF 1474.83 FT THENCE BEAR N 58 DEG 40 MIN 57 SEC W A DIST OF 50 FT THENCE BEAR N 31 DEG 19 MIN 03 SEC E FOR A DIST OF 529.47 FT THENCE BEAR N 43 DEG 28 MIN 06 SEC W FOR A DIST OF 457.54 FT THENCE BEAR N 25 DEG 11 MIN 54 SEC E FOR A DIST OF 56 FT THENCE BEAR N 43 DEG 28 MIN 06 SEC W FOR A DIST OF 718.64 FT TO THE POB 23.58 ACRES 31 37S 36E 1-31-37-36-0A00-00002-B000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ASQUITH D BODDEN II AKA ASQUITH DENZIL BODDEN II SHERRI L BODDEN AKA SHERRI LEANN BODDEN 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 31st 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. 465482 ON 6/20,27;7/4,11/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold it’s Regular Session on Thursday, June 26, 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 465598 ON 6/20/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014, IN ROOM 302 OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE 1:00 P.M. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE -2:00 P.M. CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER COMMITTEE 2:30 P.M. PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE 2:45 P.M. ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE 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 PROCEEDING IS MADE. 465927 ON 6/20/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD079 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAZ CREEK FL 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: 3106 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: THE WEST 118 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 1-28-37-35-0A00-00040-0000 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 31st 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. 465481 ON 6/20,27;7/4,11/2014 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 4th day of JULY 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 2000 CHEV LUMINA RED 2G1WL52J2Y1192809 1997 FORD CROWN VIC TEAL 2FALP74W1VX159849 2002 VOLKSWAGON JETTA BLUE 3VWSE69M32M143248 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. 465939 ON 6/20/2014 16 Okeechobee News June 20, 2014 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD078 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAZ CREEK FL 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: 3066 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: PALMCREEK ESTATES UNIT NO 3 LOT 67 1-27-37-35-0040-00000-0670 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DAVID MICHAEL CAMPBELL EVERETT H CAMPBELL ESTATE RANDALL DOUGLAS CAMPBELL SCOTT ALLAN CAMPBELL 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 31st 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. 465480 ON 6/20,27;7/4,11/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD080 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that CAZ CREEK FL 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: 3744 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOTS 11 & 12 BLOCK 31 3-15-37-35-0010-00310-0110 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: AVILA BROWNING FAMILY TRUST DONNA L BROWNING WALTER R BROWNING 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 31st 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. 465483 ON 6/20,27;7/4,11/2014 17 Okeechobee News June 20, 2014 ACROSS 1 Takes out in an arcade, as bad guys 5 Longtime AFL president Gompers 11 Rank above cpl. 14 Spread unit 15 Really enjoys 16 Quattro meno uno 17 Chinese noodle dish 20 Clothes line 21 Antiquing agent 22 A Farewell to __Ž 23 1995 Shania Twain album 27 Lincoln Town Cars, e.g. 30 Highest point 31 Jeopardy!Ž name 32 Hanging around 37 Org. for Hawks but not Eagles 38 Whiskas alternative ... or, literally, whats hidden in 17-, 23-, 47and 57-Across 40 Pivotal 41 Commonly yellow blooms 43 Clothes line 44 Not quite closed 45 WWII fleet 47 Greeter of new homeowners 52 Missouri River tribe 53 Dies __Ž 54 Deluge refuge 57 Will Schuester portrayer on GleeŽ 62 Was tricked by a worm? 63 Pull into, as a motel 64 Late-night rival of Jimmy and Jimmy 65 Pavement warning 66 __ hereŽ: PoltergeistŽ 67 Expel with force DOWN 1 The HangoverŽ actor Galifianakis 2 Workout consequence 3 Schoolmarmish 4 Hold on a __!Ž 5 Extended attacks 6 Good __: fully restored 7 Start to manage? 8 The Wildcats of the America East Conf. 9 1940s mil. zone 10 Cattle call 11 Back at sea 12 Fairy tale brother 13 High-strung 18 Lyricist Gus 19 Champion skier known as the HerminatorŽ 23 Strain 24 Seriously injures 25 Overture follower 26 Breaking BadŽ setting: Abbr. 27 Beach pailful 28 Where Napoleon was exiled 29 Like The Whos Tommy 32 River through Tours 33 Head-rotating bird 34 Source of much dorm furniture 35 Groovy!Ž 36 Fitness centers 38 Magic amulet 39 Mild cheese 42 Gem surface 43 George W., to George 45 Lorres CasablancaŽ role 46 Certain Afrikaner 47 Areas for development 48 Cybercommerce 49 Numbers game 50 Not macho at all 51 Like a loud crowd 54 By yesterday!Ž letters 55 Gad about 56 Had down cold 58 FDR successor 59 Biblical verb suffix 60 Misfortune 61 They may be checked at the door By John Dunn (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 05/07/14 05/07/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle 1 a.m. on Christmas morning by some of his friends. Ironically, said arresting of cer Detective Corporal Ted Van Deman, Jackson and Fulks were also friends. "Jackson and the victim were buddies. That's why when he (Mr. Fulks) got into the car (with Jackson) he thought he was just going to be cruising around with his friend," said the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) detective in a previous interview. Cpl. Van Deman also pointed out shortly after Jackson's arrest that the 2008 Ford Focus he was driving when he ran over Fulks was taken in a carjacking on Dec. 12. 2012, in Tampa. He did not know if Jackson was involved in the that car theft. "Jackson used to live in Tampa and that's a Tampa issue, not an Okeechobee issue," said the OCSO investigator. He went on to say the car was released to the insurance company. Mr. Fulks had been shot at least four times in the upper body and run over four times by a car. The detective said one of the rounds struck the victim in the front of his throat, then hit his spine. Jackson was captured around 9 p.m. Christmas night in an apartment at Jack's Camp. He was taken into custody initially on Hillsborough County warrants charging him with failing to register as a sexual offender and failing to change his driver's license. Jackson had been arrested and convicted of molesting a 10-year-old girl when he was 16. By booking him into the Okeechobee County Jail on those felon y charges, it gave Cpl. Van Deman time to put his case together. Jackson was found guilty on those Hillsborough County charges and has been in prison since July 8, 2013. According to Department of Corrections (DOC) records he is scheduled to be released Feb. 24, 2016. However, that will change because of his conviction Tuesday. Jackson was represented by defense attorney James Regan. Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright prosecuted the case. MURDERContinued From Page 1 Gregory D. Jackson, Jr. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man has been released on bond following his arrest on a felony marijuana possession charge. Jeffrey Dean Davis Jr., 38, S.R. 70 E., was arrested Saturday, June 14, on felony charges of possession of marijuana over 20 grams and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, which is a misdemeanor. Davis was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $10,500. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force stated Davis was stopped in the 4400 block of U.S. 441 S. because of malfunctioning brake lights and for exceeding the 45mph posted speed limit. As the detective approached the man's green 1996 Ford Ranger pickup, he reportedly "... smelled a very strong odor of green (raw) marijuana." According to the report Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO) Deputy Bart Potter and his K-9 Kiki were called to the scene. Kiki conducted an exterior sniff of the pickup and apparently gave a positive alert to the presence of narcotics. When the truck was searched, the detective allegedly found three separate bags of a suspicious substance stashed under the driver's seat. Together, stated the report, those substances weighed a total of 45 grams. Those substances were eld tested and the tests indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana, stated the detective. Bad brake lights lead to pot arrest

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19 Okeechobee News June 20, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESEverglades Students of the WeekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of May 30 include: kindergarten students, Jarely Aguillon-Ramirez, Gisell Urbina-Campos, Alexander Harris; rst grade students, Faith Alexander, Tatyana Youngblood, Will Crum; second grade students, Breayanna Hicks, Lisette Saucedo-Estrada, Alyna Kane, Jaelyn Mora; third graders, Derrell Davis, R.J. Isales, Samantha Slocum, Austin Hughes, Aaron Johnson, Mariana Luviano; fourth grade student, Isaias Aguilar; fth grade students, Tristan Lewis, William Saldarriaga and Francisco Lopez. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Special to the Okeechobee NewsSeminole Students of the WeekSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of April 28: Leslie Cortez, Jamiyah Worthen, Marco Ramirez, Harley Moody, Kayla Tran, Leighann Monrroy, Emma Manuel, Jannet Sanchez, Alyssa Swan, Monica Luviano, Cameron Elliot, Dora Brege, Natalia Contreras, Kalinah Luna, Leslie Detzer, Ivan Ramirez, Ashley Garcia, Jahlyl Rowe, Carlos Hernandez, Kenneth Brege, Araceli Ruiz, Maricela Ruiz, Zia McKinnon, Brook Wolf, Jesus Toribio, Salatiel Castaneda and Balin Webb. 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 22: Abigail Sanchez, Brady Williamson, Tiffany Lawrence, Corden Pineiro, Kylie Ward, Alyssa Arellanes, Albaro RodriguezPerez, Jalyssa Koestler, Ayla Rucks, Adrian Lopez, Zaetyra James, William Dellisanti, Sierra Knapp, Juliana Zeller, Paul Gibson, Christian Robbins, Anabel Garcia, Cruz Ponce, Matthew Woodham, Sindy Marquez, Ana Martinez, Sophia Tanguma, Brianna Duf eld, Sam Melear, Anthony Ortiz, Sabriel Goettert, Penny Rodriguez, Yaharia Jones, Alexandria Crews, Mariceal Reyez, Tyler Nettles, Brenna Craig, Yaneli Raya and Madison Vanhoose. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESSES Students of the WeekCongratulations to the students of the week for May 16. They are: Luis Ceron, David Avila Recendiz, Anthony Bonilla Torres, Izzy McQueen, Trinity Horne, Brandon Mesa, Charlene Conejo, Jessie Krall, Payton Collins, McKenzie Powers, Savana Miley, Jessie Centers, Jordan Wilson, Raymond Sandoval and Apolinar Baltazar. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSOsceola Students of the WeekThese Osceola Middle School Students of the Week for May 15, are helping plug the OMS 2014 Yearbook! Helping me advertise are (in no particular order) Noelia Martinez, Austin Garcia, Kaylee Hurley, Natalie Banuelos (not pictured), Jonathan Najera, Brooklyn Weeks, Audrey Williams-Waldron (not pictured), Johanna Betancourt and Lauren Bostwick. Way to go, students! Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESCentral Students of the WeekCentral Elementary would like to congratulate the students of the week for the week of May 12: Sophia Haygood, Tyger Armstrong, Tatiana Flores, Katelynn Meltop, Wyatt Lowe, Elianny Delgado, Jesus Valdes, Jose Valdez, Carlos Lopez, Estela Rodriguez, Rafael Bustos, Aliena Solis, Leondre Roberson, Giovanni Mijares, Penelope Van Eman, Colton Wood, Raquel Aguirre, Jayda Cabrera, Ruby Garcia, April Rose Salva, Kyle Lowe, Alex Maxwell, Charlie Collier and Rhanigah Coleman.

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