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Vol. lOSNo. 81IRSC degreeshelp land jobs... Page 2Are you ready forhurricane season? ... Page 5Hospital offersonline portal formedical records... Page 9 Tammi's Top of the Lake ...Page 11Lake Levels13.02 feetLast Year: 14.33 feetSponsored By:Sunday, July 6, 2O14Independence Day celebration.Pogey's Family Restaurant1759 S. Parrott Ave.763-7222Source: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea levelFind us onFacebookSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.florida.newszap.comFreeSneech Free AdsOkeechobee News/Tarn mi KellyOkeechobee community members enjoyed an old-fashioned Fourth of July cel-ebration at Okee-Tantie on Friday, complete with watermelon and ice cream eat-ing contests. Above, Judge Jerry Bryant takes a turn as a contestant in the wa-termelon eating contest. Below, the ice cream eating contest proves some canhandle the cold frozen treat while others eat through the pain of brain freeze inorder to win at the Fourth of July celebration. For more, see page 14.s ""1 65 1 0 "000251750 plus taxCounty vs.sheriff: Whowill give in?By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The attorney representing Sheriff Paul May took umbrage at statements made by commissioners at their last meeting and wasted no time in letting his displeasure be known. Port St. Lucie attorney Adam Fetterman quickly fired off a letter to county attorney John Cassels after the June 26 commission meeting and, without hesitation, let it be known he was not happy with what was being said by commissioners. At the heart of Mr. Fetterman's apparent annoyance was the board's continued discussion about the sheriff's budget while he was not at the meeting. Sheriff May had made a presentation to the board during Thursday's morning session, but the commissioners continued their discussion later without the sheriff being present. The current feud between the board and the county's top cop center around two things: one, the sheriff has stated he will not run the Okeechobee County Jail after Sept. 30 unless the board approves his requested budget total for law enforcement, courthouse security andthe jail of $14.8 million; and, two, the fact thathe did not submit a 2014-15 proposed budgetfor operating the jail.After watching the events unfurl Thursday afternoon, Mr. Fetterman stated in his letter the commissioners have left his client no choice. "The degree of misinformation prevalent upon the dais, and the resulting unfortunate disservice to the citizens of Okeechobee County, leave the sheriff no alternative but to proceed with returning the corrections operation to the county at the conclusion of this fiscal year," stated Mr. Fetterman. The current fiscal year ends Sept. 30. However, the subject of who was going to run the jail did not seem to be the main topicSee BUDGET Page 7www.Qualit ACokee.comStart The Summer Off Right With Our Maintenance Special!Call Laura $Today!0%,InterestFinancing Available

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Special to the Okeechobee NewsFind out how you can gain the competitive edge in todays job market with a Bachelors Degree from Indian River State College by attending a free Information Session on Tuesday, July 15, at 6 p.m. in the Student Services Center, Room W227, on the corner of 35th Street and Virginia Avenue at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. The Information Session will focus on the 23 workforce-oriented Bachelors Degree programs offered by IRSC, speci“ cally designed to prepare students for w ell-paying jobs and career advancement. Business : Business degrees that apply to a w ide range of industries, include Accounting, Business Administration and Organizational Management. The Business Administration and Organizational Management degrees can be completed entirely online, a convenience for those with a busy schedule. Biology : Area residents interested in a career in the regions growing biomedical “ eld should select the Bachelors Degree in Biology. Students in the program participate in paid internships at Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies or at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute or USDA Horticulture Laboratory. Public Service : The Criminal Justice degree provides a “ rm foundation for a career in public service. Graduates of the degree program in Public Administration are prepared for advancement in governmental careers, well prepared for Law School and graduate studies. The degree offers concentrations in Emergency Planning and Management and Public Policy and Leadership. The Human Services degree is among the most popular with specializations in General Human Services, Youth and Family Studies, and Addictions Studies. Digital Media : Graduates of the Bachelors Degree program in Digital Media express their creativity and technical expertise in jobs working for Prime Source Associates, JVS Marketing, General Micro Systems, Southern Eagle Distribution, Liberator Medical, Cotton and Company and many other “ rms. Students can focus on Graphic Design and Visual Communication or Animation, Gaming and Modeling. Education : Forty-“ ve graduates of IRSC Bachelors Degree in Education programs have been recognized as outstanding teachers in Treasure Coast schools since 2004. They earned their degrees in Elementary Education, Middle Grades or High School Mathematics, Middle Grades Science, High School Biology, or Exceptional Student Education/ESOL. Health Care and Nursing : Graduates of the Health Care Management program are highly valued by assisted living facilities, hospitals and other organizations and often hired or promoted immediately following their internships. The Bachelors Degree in Nursing is designed for those who hold an Associate Degree in Nursing. Information Technology Management/Cyber Security : With the growing concern about technology management and cyber security in both the public and private sectors, individuals with IT skills are in demand. The Information Session will provide information on “ nancial aid and scholarships, application procedures, campus locations, online courses and more. Registration for the 2014 Fall Semester begins July 8. For more information, visit www.irsc.edu or call 1-866792-4772. Choose how you want your news publishedPut yourself in print! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News July 6, 2014 Today: Partly cloudy early with thunderstorms becoming likely during the afternoon. High near 90F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Tonight: Scattered thunderstorms during the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 73F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.Extended ForecastMonday: Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours. Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High 89F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Monday Night: A few clouds. Low 73F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning. Thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 91F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Okeechobee Forecast The Florida Department of Transportation advises motorists to use caution in areas where road work is underway. Work planned this week in Okeechobee County includes the following projects. € S.R. 70 east of Okeechobee/N.E. 34th Avenue to Williams Road/N.E. 48th Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Crews are relocating utilities along the south side of the road. No lane closures are scheduled, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. € S.R. 70 E. from the Okeechobee city limits to N.E. 30th Avenue: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing the sidewalk on both sides of the roadway. No lane closures are scheduled, however, use caution and watch for workers close to the road. Road Watch Bachelors degree programs give workers an edge in job market Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently concluded a joint operation with partner agencies designed to protect the environment, lawful businesses and public safety. During the four-day Operation Wild WebŽ operation, of“ cers and investigators used the Internet to “ nd those intentionally selling “ sh and wildlife illegally, as well as committing other crimes. Cases involved the unlawful sale of pythons, bearded dragons and many other reptiles; freshwater and saltwater “ sh; native migratory birds and many exotic birds; as well as businesses operating without licenses and the illegal sales of vessels. Licensed facilities and legal business can be checked to ensure animals are handled safely and humanely,Ž said FWC Capt. Rett Boyd, who supervised the operation. But unlicensed facilities go without inspections for safety and cleanliness. And without a record of where they got their animals, these facilities could potentially spread dangerous diseases through their transactions, without any wa y to track the source of the problem.Ž The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Of“ ce of Law Enforcement, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources also participated, addressing issues in their own states or subject matter areas. We designed this operation to more ef“ ciently protect our resources,Ž Boyd said. Some people may think operating online is a way to get away with taking advantage o f protected species, but we are dedicated to working with our partners to stop that.Ž Written arrests (notices to appear) and warnings were issued in 24 counties from Polk to Escambia. Most were second-degree misdemeanors, punishable by up to $500 in “ nes and up to 60 days in jail. Remember … If you see or suspect a “ sh, wildlife or boating law violation, report it to the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline. Call 888-4043922, text Tip@MyFWC.com, or visit MyFWC. com/WildlifeAlert. FWC, partners use internet to protect wildlife The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a bowhunter education course on Saturday, July 12, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. in Palm Beach County. Students will learn about safe and responsible tree stand usage, big game shot placement and recovery. The course will provide students with hands-on experience shooting a bow and arrow on the range. Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment. The class will be at Gator Guns & Archery Center, 2154 Zip Code Place in West Palm Beach. Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/ HunterSafety or by calling the FWCs South Region Of“ ce at 561-625-5122. A statewide schedule of bowhunter and hunter safety classes is available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years old to all classes. To participate in live-“ re exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). FWC offers free bowhunter safety training

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Sheriffs budget€ In the paper in Speak Out someone made comments about how cheap Sheriff Miller did it compared to when Sheriff Raulers on took over. Let me give you a little insight on this. When Sheriff Miller was running the j ail, he had around four of“ cers per shift and t hen had some part-time help that would s how up occasionally. This was not a safe place to be! If you would think back to that time that is when a sergeant got beaten in one of the housing units. This sergeant. has not returned to work nor will he because of this incident. This is what the sheriff is avoiding. I supported Sheriff Raulerson when he staffed the jail, and I support Sheriff May. € I just wish the BOCC would take Mr. Culpeppers advice and fund the sheriffs budget at least for the next year, giving them (BOCC) 16 months to investigate this further and, hopefully, gain a better idea of what is actually going on „ which county divisions may truly be causing a strain. Ask ourselves, Are the services vital to this county,Ž and if elective versus vital then do some trimming to these non-vital divisions. I cant tell you how many times Ive walked in the tax collectors of“ ce and those employees are sitting there with no customers, waiting on something to do. A freedom meditation on ” owersby Loy MershimerConsider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.Ž How is a simple ” ower superior to the glory of Solomon? Solomons coffers were “ lled with literally thousands of tons of gold. He had so much silver that its value plunged during his reign, replacing tin and cheap metals in common usage. His storage over” owed with the most expensive spices and cedar wood. He owned so many horses that he created a vast underground stable complex to house them. And wives? He took 700 wives and 300 concubines: 1,000 women at beck and call. How then is it said that a fragile lily, opening and bending with the sun, is greater in glory than Solomon? Isnt this crazy talk? It would seem so, except for the fact that it is Jesus who says these words! When Jesus says consider the lilies,Ž He uses a word which means to see with the mind, to see with the soul. In other words, if we can see with our heart, there is a lesson in the lily, in the birds of the air and ” owers of the “ eld: these things sit in judgment of Solomon … and all who take Solomons path. Solomon turned toward the strivings of the world. Solomon turned his wisdom toward what is worn, what is eaten, tasted and pleasurable, and it became foolishness: light became darkness. The birds of the “ eld, however, turn toward the Creator. The lilies turn toward the provision of Gods rain and sun. In that they are true to their creation. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.Ž Psalm 145:15 And here they trump Solomon. For something in the opulence of Solomon went against his creation intent: in exercise of natural self he violated his trulyintended self. Therefore the simplicity of the ” ower ranks far ahead of the glory of Solomon; and the dependent, soaring bird teaches more obedience than the life of Solomon. Solomon made empirical identity into a false self, where his own self became the obstacle to realizing his true self (Merton). His glory became not the glory of true sel f in obedience to the Creator, but the pseudoglory of ” esh … in” amed in lusts, consumed with sel“ sh passion. And so his glory became less than lilies. Created in the Image of God, with highes t destiny, Solomon exercised his natural sel f for possessions and killed his true, creation self. So many humans follow this path! And the ” owers and birds sit in judgment ever y day. The lilies exercise daily, utter dependenc e on God, and so teach us the path to true self: surrender to Creator, abandonment to kingdom. So Jesus applies the sermon: But see k “ rst the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.Ž Seek the kingdom, wholeheartedly. Trus t and open to the Son, like ” owers of the “ eld, drinking rain and life from Fathers hand. Live and ” y, trusting the air of the Spirit beneath your wings, as a hopeful bird, following out creation call. Turn with all your being to the Sun of Righteousness, as the “ rs t order of the day. You will have what you need for the body, and spirit life as well. You will “ nd true freedom: The power to do what is right, not th e false ability to do what you want. And whom the Son sets free is free indeed! Herein is the wisdom of the lily! Here is the full beauty of the ” owers of the “ eld. God grant it to our hearts. Amen. Prayer : Lord Jesus, teach me to be like a lily, dail y growing in You, opening to your morning sun, and resting in your sustaining rain, you r healing dew. Lord Jesus, set my nature at one with You, cause me to be my true self in You, and with nature I will rise to obedience, unconditional obedience. Lord Jesus, save me from the trap of Solomon that would make an idol out of fals e self and call it true self. Let me consider th e lily and so seek “ rst your kingdom! In you r name, strong Son of God, healing Sun o f Righteousness, I pray, Amen. July 6, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re” ections from the pulpit Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independent’s mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community’s deliberation of public issues.Speak 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! Median project nears completionOkeechobee Main Streets collaboration w ith the FDOT, City of Okeechobee and Tree Locators has resulted in a project that brings v itality to the southern part of our city. The lack of visual appeal of our main thoroughfare is no longer a source of concern but one of renewed beauty and hope. The improvements to the medians south of S.R. 70 have begun to encourage businesses and residents to question how they can help to maintain this new improvement. Main Street will work with the same of“ ces that helped to make this improvement a reality to “ nd a way to involve our community and encourage others to take initiative towards an improved Okeechobee. The letter of grant approval awarded to Okeechobee Main Street for $100,000 to be reinvested into our community for Highway Beauti“ cation was received a little over a year ago. Today the grant is literally blooming in the center of a colorful and attractive city that has a wealth of pride and history which should be celebrated. This pride is being demonstrated by Scott Durand of Tree Locators and his crew as they diligently work towards completion. Challenges have been met with ef“ ciency and thoroughness by all parties inv olved. Our Design Chair, Phil Baughman of B & B Site Work, continues to be involved to assist in completing this project and to protect Main Streets investment into our community. The medians have all been planted with native Florida plants and trees which will thrive and remain green throughout the seasons. This beauti“ cation project and those in the future are all done with the idea of promoting a healthy and growing community. It is with great cooperation and commitment that this effort continues to be supported by the City of Okeechobee, FDOT and the hard work of a local contractor Scott Durand of Tree Locators, Inc., 16162 U.S. 441 N. Sharie Turgeon executivedirector Okeechobee Main Street Letter to the editor Special to the Okeechobee NewsLeft to right are Scott Durand of Tree Locators; David Allen, director of Public Works; Phil Baughman, design director Main Street; and Mike Huston, landscape architect.

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With the Atlantic hurricane season upon us once again, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection encourages Floridians to prepare now before a storm hits. It is essential for residents, businesses and organizations to take the time to make sure household hazardous materials are properly stored or disposed of to reduce the likelihood of pollutants escaping into the environment. DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. said, Sunday of“ cially marked the start of the 2014 hurricane season. While the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season was one of the slowest weve seen, there were three signi“ cant weather events that impacted Florida, including Tropical Storm Andrea. From experience, we understand that taking precautions and being prepared is vital to protecting Florida and its residents.Ž It is important to store hazardous materials properly. Be sure they are not stored in low-lying areas that are subjected to ” ood zones, and are not left near windows. Placing these materials on secured shelving can limit the possibility of emission into our environment. Preparing chemicals and waste, planning for the effects of a storm, and communicating with the state before and after a storm are crucial steps for protecting Floridas environment when a storm makes landfall,Ž said Gwen Keenan, director of DEPs Of“ ce of Emergency Response. While we may not be able to prevent damage, like beach erosion from heavy rain and wind, the spill of hazardous chemicals can largely be stopped before it happens.Ž The following materials should be stored in accordance with manufacturers directions, as well as state or federal regulations. € Paints, stains and adhesives; € Solvents, fuel, oil and antifreeze; € Batteries; € Pesticides; € Fertilizers; € Expired medication; € Mercury„” uorescent bulbs, thermostats and thermometers; € Propane tanks and aerosol cans; € Household cleaners. Keenan added: Predictions for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season indicate the likelihood of a slow season, with NOAA projecting a normal-to-below-normal activity this year. Eight to 13 tropical storms are predicted, with three to six of them expected to become hurricanes. As many as two of them could be major hurricanes. Despite that prediction, no one should be complacent. 1992 was projected to be a slow year, but Hurricane Andrew roared ashore proving it only takes one storm to severely impact our state.Ž The department recommends residents check all property, including storage units and recreational vehicles, to dispose of unwanted hazardous material. Attention to hazardous materials before a storm arrives can help protect your family, property and Floridas environment after the storm passes. People have so much to do and so little time to do it. To help you deal with your time constraints, we pack this little newspaper with lots of relevant and useful information. We want you to learn what you need to know quickly, so you can experience and enjoy your community fully. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News July 6, 2014Preparedness important in storm seasonWith the start of hurricane season this month, the Internal Revenue Service encourages individuals and businesses to safeguard their records against natural disasters by taking a few simple steps.Create backup set of recordsTaxpayers should keep a set of backup records in a safe place. The backup should be stored away from the original set. Keeping a backup set of records „ including, for example, bank statements, tax returns, insurance policies, etc. „ is easier now that many “ nancial institutions provide statements and documents electronically, and much “ nancial information is available on the Internet. Even if the original records are provided only on paper, they can be scanned into an electronic format. With documents in electronic form, taxpayers can save them to the cloud, download them to a backup storage device, like an external hard drive or USB ” ash drive, or burn them to a CD or DVD.Document valuablesAnother step a taxpayer can take to prepare for disaster is to photograph or videotape the contents of his or her home, especially items of higher value. The IRS has a disaster loss workbook, Publication 584, which can help taxpayers compile a room-by-room list of belongings. A photographic record can help an indiv idual prove the market value of items for insurance and casualty loss claims. Photos should be stored with a friend or family member who lives outside the area.Update emergency plansEmergency plans should be reviewed annually. Personal and business situations change over time as do preparedness needs. When employers hire new employees or when a company or organization changes functions, plans should be updated accordingly and employees should be informed of the changes.Check on Fiduciary BondsEmployers who use payroll service providers should ask the provider if it has a “ duciary bond in place. The bond could protect the employer in the event of default by the payroll service provider.IRS is ready to helpIf disaster strikes, an affected taxpayer can call 1-866-562-5227 to speak with an IRS specialist trained to handle disaster-related issues. Back copies of previously-“ led tax returns and all attachments, including Forms W-2, can be requested by “ ling Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return. Alternatively, transcripts showing most line items on these returns can be ordered on-line, by calling 1-800-908-9946 or by using Form 4506T-EZ, Short Form Request for Individual Tax Return Transcript or Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return. OCSO InvestigationsThe Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week. ASSAULT € 600 block of N.E. 13th Ave. € 6600 block of N.W. 30th St. BURGLARY € 8800 block of S.E. 67th Way € 2900 block of S.E. 38th Ave. € 6200 block of S.E. 96th Circle € 11300 block of N.E. 51st Court € 2600 block of N.W. 53rd Terrace € 16200 block of N.W. 68th St. € 3200 block of S.E. 35th Ave. € 2400 block of S.E. 30th St. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF € 15300 block of N.W. 270th St. € 3300 block of S.W. 21st St. € 4900 block of U.S. 441 S. FRAUD € 1000 block of N.W. 50th Drive € 2000 block of S.W. 34th Terrace IDENTITY THEFT € 600 block of N.W. 22nd Lane € 4200 block of S.E. 25th Trail THEFT € 13700 block of N.E. 22nd Ave. € 12100 block of N.E. 22nd Ave. € 3700 block of S.E. 27th St. € 6700 block of N.E. Fourth St. € 3800 block of N.W. 38th Ave. € 3400 block of S.W. 21st St. € 2900 block of S.E. 23rd St. € 500 block of S.E. 16th Ave. € 3900 block of U.S. 441 S. € 8400 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 13900 block of N.E. 26th Ave.Safeguard tax records as part of hurricane season preparation plans Volunteer “ re“ ghters host Miss Firecracker pageantThe Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue volunteers will host their annual Firecracker Beauty Pageant on Saturday, July 12, at 6 p.m. in the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. Age divisions for girls are: Baby Miss (0-11 months); Toddler Miss (12-23 months); Tiny Miss (2-3 years); Little Miss (4-6 years); Petite Miss (7-8 years); Junior Miss (12-15 years); and, Miss (14-18 years). Age divisions for boys are: Baby Master (0-11 months); Tiny Master (12-23 months); Little Master (2-3 years); and, Junior Master (4-6 years). The beauty competition is mandatory to be in the pageant. For information, call Donny Arnold at 863-634-6464 or Lynn at Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue at 863-763-5544 during regular business hours; or, e-mail “ recrackerpageant@e-mail.com.

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Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo on July 6 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen w ill offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds w ill bene“ t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons. Y MS to host volleyball clinicYearling Middle Schools Inaugural Summer Volleyball Clinic will be held from J uly 8-9 for ages 6-10, and July 10-11, for ages 11-14, at the Yearling Middle School Gym from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. The cost for both days is $50. For information, call Kellyann Campbell at 863-801-6636; or, Carrie Heineman at 863-484-0812.Stroke support group to meetThere will be a stroke support group meeting on Wednesday, July 9 at 6 p.m. at the Heritage Assisted Living Facility, 608 N.E. Second Ave. For information, contact New A merican Physical Therapy at 863-763-7773 ; or, Harry Richards at 863-634-8412.Adult softball starts soonThe deadline to sign up for summer adult softball leagues (men, women and coed) will be Friday, July 11, at the Parks and Rec of“ ce, 640 N.W. 27th Lane. The “ rst game of the regular season will be on July 21 at the Okeechobee softball “ eld. For information, call 863-763-6950; or, visit facebook.com/ OkeeParksandRec. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 James W. Young, Founder Seawinds Funeral 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. Betty Jones Compton, 76OKEECHOBEE „ Betty Jones Compton, 76, of Okeechobee, born December 10, 1937, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Gainesville. She was born and raised in Pedro. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Eloise Shaw and Roscoe Jones; and two brothers, Edward Jones, Sr. and Oran Pruitt. She is survived by two brothers of Gainesville, Frank Morgan and Dale Pruitt; and three sisters, Marie White of S. Carolina, Ernistine Baugh and Tensil Crandall of Palatka. She is also survived by her eight children, Carmen Garcia White of Jacksonville, Tammy Garcia Boling, Terisa Garcia, Bettilee Read, Jonathan Lamb of Okeechobee, Pete Garcia and Casey Lamb of Cape Coral, and Lisa Garcia Williams of Pt. St. Lucie. She is also survived by her 17 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. She enjoyed “ shing, cleaning and cooking the “ sh, computer games, word searches, going to church, and spending time with her family. A service in her memory was 11 a.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Roberts Funeral Home 6241 SW State Road 200, Ocala, Florida. Following the service, she was layed to rest at Pine Level Cemetery in Oxford, Florida. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News July 6, 2014 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guestbooks. A link to the obituaries is available online at ” orida. newszap.com Jeremy Urbina, 24OKEECHOBEE „ Jeremy Urbina of Okeechobee died June 28, 2014. He was born March 26, 1990, in Ft. Pierce to Juan Sr. and Zila Urbina. A lifetime resident of Okeechobee, he coached youth football and was a member of La Plebada Car Club. Mr. Urbina is survived by his parents, Juan Urbina, Sr. and Zila Lerma; brother, Juan Urbina, Jr. (Clarissa Randolf); sister, Yvonne Urbina; sons, Jaydance Urbina and Jeremy Urbina; daughters, Kashyra Urbina and Briann a Urbina; grandparents, Ernesto Urbina, Jr., Ofeli a Urbina, Arthur Lerma and Epi“ nia Cardona; uncles, Jesus Urbina (Emma Jane) all of Okeechobee, Joe Urbina of Texas, Ernesto Urbina III o f Okeechobee, Enrique Urbina of Marion and Luis Lerma of Okeechobee; and aunt, Lisa Rodriguez (Will) of Belle Glade. Visitation and funeral services were held Friday, July 4, 2014, at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements were entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conwa y families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Bear sightings are up across the state and Florida Fish and Wildlife of“ cers said that trend is also seen in rural areas like Glades County. Biologist Chad Allison said in a typical y ear they see a rise in bear reports in late spring, April and May, when they come out of their winter dormancy, and also in late fall when bears are looking to stock up on calories. For the Glades population the trend indicates an increase in nuisance reports,Ž he noted. Residents can be careless in areas inhabited by bears when they leave food in trash cans. There have also been reports of residents feeding bears, Its a constant educational effort on our part to remind residents they do live in close proximity to bears and its important to secure anything that attract the bears either by scent or literal feeding.Ž Garbage, livestock, pet food, bird seed and other items are known to attract bears into residential neighborhoods. The bears are trying to make a living like any wild animal and if no food is around, they typically move on. The Florida black bear has been in the northern Glades County and southern Highlands County region for decades. They normally inhabit pockets of ” atwoods, bayheads, hammocks and swamps. The population is estimated at 175 bears in the two counties. There were 430 reported contacts with bears in this region between 1990 and 2010. Allison said many of these bears were left alone for years but with growth and development, interaction with them has become more common. There is also a population known to inhabit the Big Cypress Reservation. Allison said statistics show a small increase in the bear population in this region. Were doing our best to stay on top of all forms of reports, whether it is nuisance calls or actual sightings and that will help us determine how many bears we do have,Ž he added. Portions of U.S. 27 are hot spots for the sightings of bears in the past and the FWC gets many reports from Clewiston north to Poinciana. The majority of our calls come from the populated areas of U.S. 27 from Lake Placid to Frostproof, but weve had them farther south than Venus in the past,Ž he added. If you do see a bear, it often will be a male because they are considered the more active of the two sexes as they have to “ ght for territory and mates and also like to eat more. For those of us who appreciate the natural history of Florida and conservation and wildlife management, it is testament to a success story. At the same time it is a large wild animal and when it comes to interaction you cant stress enough the need to be proactive, safe and mindful of the animals around you,Ž he concluded. Bear activity is on rise in Glades County

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FL DOH in Okeechobee County demonstrated these capabilities by meeting the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready (PPHR), a unique partnership between NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. FL DOH in Okeechobee County joins a cohort of more than 300 local health departments across the country that have been distinguished for excellence in preparedness through PPHR, either individually or as part of a region. We are proud to have been recognized by Project Public Health Ready for our high level of preparedness,Ž said Administrator Erin Hess. We will continue to improve our ability to quickly and effectively respond to any public health crisis in Okeechobee County. Okeechobee has demonstrated we are leaders in public health, public safety and emergency preparedness. Still, the most important factor in determining whether we succeed in responding to an emergency will be the actions of our citizens in advance planning, cooperating with authorities, and helping each other in a time of duress.Ž PPHR recognition con“ rms that the FL DOH in Okeechobee County has a thorough and coordinated emergency response plan in place and that staff have the training to protect the health of the community during an emergency. Local health departments recognized by PPHR undergo a rigorous evaluation by peer review to assess their ability to meet a set of national standards for public health preparedness. These standards align with federal government requirements and other national best practices. PPHR recognition also requires health departments to collaborate with their state, local, and community partners to develop plans that account for all the constituents in their jurisdictions. All disasters strike locally, and local health departments are a critical part of any communitys “ rst response to disease outbreaks, emergencies, and acts of terrorism,Ž said Robert Pestronk, NACCHO Executive Director. NACCHO commends the FL DOH in Okeechobee County for being a model of public health emergency preparedness.Ž NACCHO, the voice of the 2,800 local health departments across the country, provides resources to help local health department leaders develop public health policies and programs to ensure that communities have access to vital programs and services that people need to keep them protected from disease and disaster. Its mission is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments in order to ensure the conditions that promote health and equity, combat disease, and improve the quality and length of all lives. For more information on Project Public Health Ready, including recognized sites, project tools, and resources, visit http:/ / www.naccho.org/PPHR. Health department earns preparedness recognition of conversation among the commissioners „ especially commission chairman Frank Irby. I dont want to have an argument about the jail. The point is, he didnt provide a budget,Ž said Mr. Irby said at the June 26 meeting. Under Florida state statute 30.49(1) the sheriff is required to ... prepare and submit to the board of county commissioners a proposed budget for carrying out the powers, duties and operations of the of“ ce for the next “ scal year.Ž The statute then states the sheriff must provide a budget for law enforcement, corrections and detention alternative facilities and court services. Hence, the $14.8 request by the sheriff. While Sheriff May gave the county a ” at number ($5.463 million) to run the jail, he did not give them a list of proposed expenditures for that operation. His reason: hes not going to be running the jail after Sept. 30. I dont feel I have to because Ive told them I wont run the jail unless some things happen. There are 10 sheriffs in the state who dont run their jails, do they have to turn in a budget?Ž posed Sheriff May. Weve been advised by our attorney and the Florida Sheriffs Association we dont have to submit a budget.Ž The commissioners dont agree. The statute says what the statute says,Ž said commissioner Joey Hoover at the June 26 meeting. Until that is changed, hes got to do it „ hes got to do it.Ž After some discussion Mr. Cassels spoke up. Im not sure going pretty please is going to make a difference, given the fact hes said he will not run the jail,Ž he said. He then told board members his of“ ce has researched the matter to the extent there is law to research out thereŽ and it is his opinion the sheriff cant decline to run the jail. However, he then urged the board to not focus so intently on the budget issue but, rather, whos going to run the Okeechobee County Jail come Oct. 1? Youre moving toward a deadline here and I dont think its particularly helpful to the public, and the publics perception of the publics safety, to play chicken with the sheriff,Ž he said. I dont think you have the luxury of waiting to see what will happen on Sept. 30 to test his ability to give back the jail.Ž Chairman Irby, however, again said he didnt want to argue about the jail and that the issue, to him, is the fact the sheriff did not give the county a detailed budget by June 1 as directed by statute. Remaining calm, Mr. Cassels again asserted the real issue is the jail and that the county is quickly running out of time. Lets assume we go to court and the judge agrees and orders him to provide budget, and he does it the next day. Where are you then? Youre a month closer to Oct. 1 and the issue is still unresolved,Ž he reasoned. I dont think not providing a budget is the real issue. The real issue will come Oct. 1. There are three things that can happen: one, he changes his mind and takes less than $14.8 million; two, you change your mind and give him the $14.8 million; or, three, go to court. I dont think the governor is going to order him to run the jail after Oct. 1,Ž said Mr. Cassels ” atly. So, at this point, all signs are pointing to a courtroom on the third ” oor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Complex. And, pointed out Mr. Fetterman, if the board continues to believe Sheriff May cannot give them the jail then let a circuit court judge determine just what is to happen. If you continue to assert that the sherif f does not have the authority to do so, please proceed at once with whatever legal action you deem necessary to bring this issue to bear,Ž said Mr. Fetterman in his letter. This issue is much too important to be bandied about any further in meetings to rehash the past rather than arrive at a workable solution.Ž BUDGETContinued From Page 1 I dont feel I have to (submit a budget for the operation of the county jail) because Ive told them I wont run the jail unless some things happen. There are 10 sheriffs in the state who dont run their jails, do they have to turn in a budget? Weve been advised by our attorney and the Florida Sheriffs Association we dont have to submit a budget.Ž„ Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May The statute says what the statute says. Until that is changed, hes got to do it.Ž„ Okeechobee County Commissioner Joey Hoover

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Often after someone has been hospitalized they return to the hospital to arrange to receive copies of their medical record. Raulerson Hospital is proud to offer a safe and convenient new way for patients to access their medical record. Patient Portal is a secure, online re” ection of data from Raulerson Hospitals electronic health records. Patient Portal is only accessible by the patient. Using the Patient Portal, recent Emergency Room patients or In-Patients at Raulerson Hospital can now view, download, and print information from their medical record. Patient Portal allows you to view your allergies, conditions, discharge summaries, hospital visit histories, lab results, medications and instructions, radiology reports and upcoming appointments from anywhere with internet access. Having this information readily available can help with scheduled appointments, referral visits, and more. You will need your medical record number and an email address. Your medical record number can be found on your hospital ID bracelet. Visit RaulersonHospital.com to get started. On the Medical Records section of our website, you can watch a demonstration about Patient Portal. If you need technical support while accessing the Patient Portal, call: 1-855-870-5350. INTEGRITY. ITS NOT JUST SOMETHING WE CARE ABOUT. ITS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO.Let us do right by you today „ call Emory Walker Company. SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLESEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. RECEIVE UP TO A$1,700REBATE* with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox home comfort system. ORCAC014022 OFFER EXPIRES 8/22/2014. *System rebate offers range from $300 to $1,700. See your local Lennox dealer for details. 2014 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. One offer available per qualifying purchase.(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 Our care can help them reach great heightsKids need a lot of attention. One minute theyre on the merry-go-round; and then suddenly theyre on the other end of the playground. They need love, aection, armation and guidance. But they also need great health care to make sure they grow up big and strong. Our Emergency Department is available 24/7 for expert kid care, regardless of their emergency. Were here to make sure they stay healthy, smiling and in the swing of things. Here for You. 1796 Highway 441 N € Okeechobee, FL 34972 € 863-763-2151 € RaulersonHospital.com To speak to a nurse 24/7 or for a FREE physician referral, call Consult-A-Nurse at 863-763-9228. 9 Okeechobee News July 6, 2014 Hospital has new online portal for medical records Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESSouth Elementary Students of the MonthThese high-soaring Eagles earned Student of the Month at South Elementary in May. They are: David Avilla Recendiz, Hally Arechiga, Kali Morse, Sarah Rodriguez, Kimberley Yates, Brian Lewis, Charlene Conejo, Jessie Krall, Estrella Robles, Rosalia Jaimes, McKenzie Powers, Anna Robinson and Armando Santos. Congratulations, enjoy your summer and well look forward to great things next year! Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESSeminole Elementary students honoredSeminole Elementary would like to congratulate their Students of the Week for the week of May 23: Maci Waldron, Gilly Torres, Angel Nieto, Kevin Litteral, Will Thomas, Omar Marquez, Nathalia Peresse, Alejandro Franco, Angelina Manzano, Victoria Vargas, Emilio Rodriguez, Mariano Rosas, India Turner, Briana Pelayo, Kali Russell, Reyes Rivas, Willow Mellette, Juan Virto, Anna Vandergroef, Juan Tijerina, Sergio Pena, Luis Bucio, Elizabeth White, Brian Garcia, Merlina Ruiz, Jade Medoza, Kevious Jackson, Chrishaila McKinney, MyTajaiah Ramirez, Rosy Seca, Herasto Jimenez and Rocky Garcia.

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Because of this, the FWC created its Special-Opportunity Dove Club program. It offers hunters the chance of experiencing exceptional dove hunting on the states best public dove “ elds. Dove Club permits enable one adult and one youth (age 15 or younger) to hunt all scheduled dates for the dove “ eld of their choice. Permits cost $150 and enable both hunters to take a daily bag limit of birds. All hunts take place on Saturdays from noon until sunset. Scheduled hunt dates and number of hunts vary between “ elds. Last year, 1,013 birds were harvested from six “ elds. This coming season, there will be the same six special-opportunity dove “ elds scattered throughout the state from which to choose. Frog Pond North Public Small-Game Hunting Area (PSGHA) in Miami-Dade County was again the top producer last year with 453 birds taken. This year, the “ eld will be expanded from 50 to 75 acres. Koon Farm dove “ eld in Lafayette County last year had 114 birds harvested off its 40 acres. There will be 13 Dove Club permits available to hunt next season. The dove “ eld on Hilochee Wildlife Management Area in Lake County has 15 Dove Club permits available to hunt its 80 acres. Hunters there last season took 59 doves. Hunters harvested 80 birds from Allapattah Flats PSGHA in Martin County, east of Lake Okeechobee. Thirteen Dove Club permits are available for the 100-acre “ eld. North Newberry PSGHA, in Alachua County, has 15 Dove Club permits on its 40 acres. That “ eld produced 87 birds last year. The remaining property, Caravelle Ranch in Putnam County, has three “ elds that total about 125 acres with 30 Dove Club permits available. Last season, 220 doves were harvested there from just the six-day hunt. Dove Club permits will be issued by random drawing during Phase I. That application period runs from 10 a.m. on July 18…28. After obtaining the correct application worksheet by going to MyFWC.com/License and clicking on Limited Entry/Quot a Hunts,Ž you can apply for these season passes by “ lling out a single worksheet (with up to “ ve dove “ eld choices) and turning it in at any county tax collectors of“ ce, license agent or by applying online at License.MyFWC.com. During Phase I, hunters may be awarded a permit for only one dove “ eld. You may check the drawing results after 10 a.m. on Aug. 1 by logging in to your customer account at License.MyFWC.com. Also, any applicant who provides an email address will be noti“ ed by the FWC if drawn. Those who are successful in getting drawn, must pick up and pay for the Dove Club permit at any of the same places mentioned above or online by Aug. 11. So if youd like to join the FWCs Dove Club, you need to try to do so in July. Become a member of the FWC Dove Club in July

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11 Okeechobee News July 6, 2014 By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News Your Inner Space LLC, 2827 S.W. Third Terrace, is a dance, yoga and healing arts studio that is now open. Joi Dupre, the owner, is a certi“ ed yoga teacher and a professional dance instructor and choreographer who has work with Prince and many other great artists. She is committed to making a profound difference in her community. She offers different classes for any age and for all needs! Check her out on Facebook, v isit her website at www.yourinnerspace. net or give her a call at 863-824-0414. Dont forget to tell her Tammi sent you! € Professional Skincare Treatments by Tamara TammyŽ Platt, at 208 N.E. Third St., offers facials, microdermabrasion, lash and brow tinting and waxing, spot treatments, body wrappings and more. Give her a call and go in and see her. She is very helpful and will explain everything. You can only see Tammy by appointment, but she has ” exible scheduling to work with any and all your needs, including BioActive peels, a more skin-friendly peel. You can reach her at 863-227-4096. € CPA Tax Solutions PLLC, 500 N.W. Sixth St. is the place to go if you have a business, are starting one or just need your taxes done. These ladies are not just there to crunch the numbers, they are there to make sure every aspect is taken care of and your experience is enjoyable. Taxes can be frustrating and stressful and I dont think anyone is comfortable handing over their personal and “ nancial information to a stranger. CPA Tax Solutions will make you feel like family. They are willing to answer any and all questions. Give them a call at 863-357-1099. How can we help your business grow? Find out by contacting our friendly and knowledgeable ad staff. Our outside representatives are Diana Whitehall, Kay Sheedy and Louise Dowling. I can tell you “ rst hand they are all about getting ROI (return on investment) and results for your business. The whole ad team does a great job for their clients, so heres a shout out to Angie Bridges, Jeanne McNeeley, Kristina Schwartz and Ann Hines! Email ” oridasales@newszap. com or call 863-763-3134. Be sure to tell them Tammi sent you! How about this healthy treat for you summer fun weekend? This would be great for breakfast or even a lite snack.Summer Berry Parfait with Yogurt and GranolaIngredients : 3/4 cup sliced strawberries, 3/4 cup blueberries, 1 (6 ounce) container vanilla yogurt, 1 tablespoon wheat germ, 1/2 banana, sliced and 1/3 cup granola. Directions : 1. Layer 1/4 cup strawberries, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1/3 container yogurt, 1/3 tablespoon wheat germ, 1/3 of the sliced banana, and about 2 tablespoons of granola in a large bowl. Continue to build the parfait, repeating the layers until all of the ingredients are used completely. Water Wednesdays at A Childs WorldThe children at A Childs World enjoy a water day every Wednesday with age-appropriate activities. They strive to have fun, learn and let the kids be kids. JeShawn Forte and Kamryn Butts have just realized that its OK to paint the building and play in the paint. Andrea SweattSpecial to the Okeechobee NewsJaun Torres and Markia Ford.

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Employment Full TimeMECHANIC J.W. Cheatham, LLC has an immediate opening for a eld mechanic. Must have experience troubing shooting, repairing and performing preventative maintenance on heavy construction equipment i.e. roller, loader, dozer, excavator, etc. Requires vaild drivers license, acceptable MVR and own tools. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Position is located in West Palm Beach, to apply please call 561-471-4100 ext 239 or fax resume to 561-471-8348. Drug Free, EEO, E-Verify Employment Part TimeGIRL FRIDAY Sun./Mon./Tues. Ranch and aviary work. Some experience required. Background Check. 863-824-0015 Business OpportunitiesSEEKING PARTNERS, LOCAL FLYING CLUB CALL 772-579-1118 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it 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. BicyclesFOR SALE MEN’S BIKE ONYX 29 GENESIS $90.00 CALL 863-467-5652 Buildings & Sheds WOOLEY SHED 14’X20’ EXTRA REINFORCED FLOOR FOR STORAGE CAR. $8,000 OR BEST OFFER 863-801-3700 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. ApartmentsNEW DUPLEX 3/2, in the City limits. Wood cabinets w/granite countertops. All appl’s. W/D Hookup. Available now. $850.00 per month $500.00 security deposit. (863)465-0053 NW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $650, $700. 1st, last & $500 security. Shown only 11am-6pm 561-346-1642. Commercial Property2100 sq ft Metal building 2 roll up doors behind Lakeside Carwash In Treasure Island $750/mo First-last+sec Call Tab 863-610-1027 OKEECHOBEE Commercial Bay for lease. 1000 +/sq. ft. Great visible location, downtown on SW 2nd Ave. $550 month + Sec. 863-763-4414. Houses Rent3/2/2 IN DESIRABLE LAZY 7, SPLIT FLOOR PLAN W/2 CAR GARAGE ON 1/2 ACRE CORNER LOT. 16X26 PRIVATE COVERED PATIO AND LARGE SHED. LAMINATE WOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT, NO CARPET. GREAT NEIGHBORS! $1,300 A MONTH INCLUDING LAWN SERVICE. SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY PLEASE. 863-467-8181 ADORABLE: In Town, Okeechobee, 2BR, 1BA, W/D Hook up, Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Sm pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. Background chk req. (941)504-3954 Shop here first! The classified ads Houses RentDuplex 2bd/1ba $600 monthly plus $600 sec. deposit. Lawn, pest and garbage included. No dogs. Call for more information 863-801-9119 OAK PARK 2/1 NEW APPLIANCES $900 A MONTH CALL 863-467-1466 OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. VILLA, 2/2. $800/month. Call 561-762-7660. Office Space RentCORNER OFFICE 2,500 SQ FT, WATER-SEWERDUMPSTER INCLUDED, 1 MONTH FREE RENT, CALL 634-7994 FOR DETAILS. Premier 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. SMALL OFFICE FRONT FOR RENT, WATERSEWER-ELECTRIC INCLUDED, 1 MONTH FREE RENT. CALL 634-7994 FOR DETAILS. 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. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Mobile Home RentFORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond creek, 2BR, 2BA Trailer, $1,500 down 1st, last + deposit. $650 monthly (772) 464-9226 LARGE MOBILE HOME 3BD/2BA, 2 LIVING ROOMS, LARGE SCREENED PORCH, 1 DOG UNDER 20LBS., NON SMOKER, REFERENCES REQUIRED $700.00/MO. OFF 15A OKEE. 863-467-4449 Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes end of the year sale!! 3 retirement models MUST go... Save over $26k, homes from the low $60’s, this week only. plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol* Boats1995 QUANTUM 180 18FT BASS & SKI BOAT W/115 MERCURY, 50LB TROLLING MOTOR, DUAL CONSOLE, NEWER BATTERIES, BOAT COVER, EXTRA PROP, SKIS, TUBE ROPE, TRAILER, RUNS GREAT FOR ONLY $3,900! 863-634-9652 5X10 PONTOON BOAT 2 SEATS, 2 GOOD BATTERIES AND A TROLLING MOTOR $2,000 O.B.O. CALL 863-467-0792 PONTOON BOAT 20 Ft., Trailer, 40 hp Yamaha. Good shape! $8,000 (863)610-1570 12 Okeechobee News July 6, 2014 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 MotorcyclesHONDA SHADOW ARROW 750 2004 4,700 miles. $4000. Please call (863)610-1570 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Pickup TrucksFOR SALE 2005 FORD RANGER XLT 4 DOOR EXT CAB, ONE OWNER VERY GOOD CONDITION NEW BRAKES AND SHOCKS. 863-763-1616 OR 532-0072 Public NoticeNOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued by the County Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 21st day of May, 2014, in the cause wherein RASHA RENTALS, LLC., Plaintiff and SONYA TYSON, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SONYA TYSON & UNKNOWN TENANTS(S) Defendant(s), being Case No. 2014-CC-33 in the said Court, I Paul C. May, as Sheriff of Okeechobee County, Florida, have this day levied upon all of the right, title and interest of the Defendant SONYA TYSON in and to the following described personal property lying and situate in Okeechobee County, Florida to wit: DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY 2000 SILVER DODGE RAM 4 DOOR EXT CAB PK VIN # 1B7HC13YXYJ104650, TAG # Q582HI MAUVE 1993 DOUBLE K, INC/FREIGHTLINER TILT TANDEM TAG #928PEA I shall offer the above described personal property for sale subject to all prior liens and encumbrances if any, on the 31st day of July, 2014 at 10:00 AM, or as soon as possible thereafter at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, 504 N.W. 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida and will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, all right, title, and interest of said Defendant SONYA TYSON in said property. Vehicle may be seen one hour prior to sale @ BMJ Towing, 414 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida this 25th day of June 2014. Paul C. May, Sheriff Okeechobee CountyIn accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceeding should contact Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3117, ext. 5028. 466064 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 14000041CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF ROGER PHILLIP REYNOLDS A/K/A ROGER P. REYNOLDS A/K/A ROGER REYNOLDS, DECEASED. et. al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: TAMMY REYNOLDS & TINA REYNOLDS & CHAD REYNOLDS. whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein.YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 8, BLOCK 2, LESS THE NORTH 20 FEET, OAKPARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100. Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before 30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition led herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 30th day of June, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Linda F. Young DEPUTY CLERK ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, & SCHNEID, PL 6409 CONGRESS AVENUE SUITE 100 BOCA RATON, FL 33487 PRIMARY EMAIL: MAIL@RASFLAW.COM 466145 ON 7/6,13/2014 13 Okeechobee News July 6, 2014 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Quiets 6 Fund-raising target 10 Combat group 14 Muslim deity 15 Tom Joad, e.g. 16 Gp. for leather loathers 17 Quench 18 Moderate, with downŽ 19 Piece of land 20 Losers hoped-for path 23 __ standstill 24 __Kosh Bgosh 25 Comical routine 28 Significant dry spell? 31 Drift, as on the breeze 34 Himalayan legend 35 Take a turn in the box 36 Where surfers shop 38 A good one follows the starts of the four longest puzzle answers 39 AfflictionŽ actor 41 Ex-Saudi ruler __ Saud 42 Such-is link 44 Pro votes 45 Disruptive occupation 50 Poem part 51 Rumble in the JungleŽ winner 52 Botanist Gray 55 Telecommuter, perhaps 59 LovelyŽ girl of song 61 Am __ late?Ž 62 Numbered hymn 63 Actor Estrada 64 Zero 65 Cocoon dweller 66 Watch part 67 Tour stops 68 Whitehorses territory DOWN 1 Brutus co-conspirator 2 Deal out 3 South American carrier 4 Rake in 5 Cyndi Lauper hit 6 CheckŽ 7 All right alreadyŽ 8 English class no-no 9 Eyes rudely 10 Snobbish 11 Ten Days in a Mad-HouseŽ journalist, 1887 12 Judge in 1995 news 13 Art in a parlor 21 Enzyme ending 22 Twain/Harte play 26 Slatted box 27 Middleton and Spade 28 Arch home: Abbr. 29 Japans secondoldest university 30 Diagnostic test for epilepsy, for short 31 Houdinis family name 32 Boundary 33 Extraordinary 37 Tenor who portrayed Caruso 38 Ang Lee, e.g.: Abbr. 40 Healthy grain 43 Fixing, in a way 46 __ manifold: engine part 47 Chevy SUVs 48 Strange MagicŽ gp. 49 Without complication 52 ... __ and stormy ...Ž 53 Series of shots 54 Marketing pro 56 Yours, to Yvette 57 Half a bar tool 58 Genesis brother 59 Flag thrower 60 Portfolio element By James Sajdak (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC05/15/1405/15/14ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewisxwordeditor@aol.com Fun by the Numbers Like puzzles? Then youll love sudoku. This mind-bending puzzle will have you hooked from the moment you square off, so sharpen your pencil and put your sudoku savvy to the test! Heres How it Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must “ ll each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can “ gure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! By John H. CampbellU.S. Army Corps of EngineersThe lake “ nally dropped below 12.6 ft.Ž That was some of the best news reported by Jacksonville District Water Management Section Chief Jorge Tous as he looked at the past year, which saw Lake Okeechobee rise as high as 16.05 feet Aug. 10, 2013 and drop to a 20month low of 12.30 feet June 12, 2014. The lower level is healthy for the lake, from an ecology standpoint, and from a water management standpoint,Ž said Mr. Tous. It helps to have the extra storage capacity this year that we didnt have in 2013.Ž An early start to the wet season in 2013 kept the lake from dropping below 13 feet … its lowest point last year was 13.29 feet on May 27. The loss of water storage capacity became evident when the lake started rising, and the district was left with little choice but to discharge the water in case a tropical system developed that would result in additional heavy rains. In 2012, Tropical Storm Isaac caused the lake to rise three-and-a-half feet in a span of six weeks,Ž said Mr. Tous. We have to constantly maintain storage for the lake during the wet season, because the water level can rise much faster than our ability to lower it.Ž The district bases its water control operations on the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS). The schedule calls for gradual lowering of levels during the dry season, generating additional storage capacity for heavy rains in the wet season. The water retained in the wet season can be used to supplement the water needs of various stakeholders. One of the big challenges in managing this system is attempting to balance the multiple purposes of water in the lake, some of which compete with each other,Ž said Mr. Tous. Sometimes, it puts the district in a tough position, but the guidance provided by LORS helps ensure consistency in our water management decisions.Ž Early forecasts have called for a belowaverage 2014 hurricane season in the Atlantic. However, forecasters continue to monitor the Paci“ c for the development of El Nio this summer and fall. Water managers prepare for rainy season

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Ride For e FightŽ against cancerAn Okeechobee non-pro t organization is here to help you with your ght. 100% of donated dollars go to the citizens of Okeechobee to assist you with your ght.WE ARE HERE! WE ARE LOCAL! LET US HELP!Patients and Caregivers please visit our website at www.rideforthe ght.com or email me: mc@rideforthe ght.com NO internet access Call me, Nano Corona (863) 634-3971 e Gun Show Okeechobee KOA Convention Center 4276 Hwy 441 South, Okeechobee $1.00 o Admission 12 and under FREE with adult admission Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4 Vendors please call 865-453-0074 or visit www.mwxmarketing.comTo register for our Concealed Weapons Class please call 772-233-2999 Celebrations www.newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineEach Celebrations package includes: and family & JANE A. ILLUSTRATION WEDDINGJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE She is the daughter of Joseph and Jane SUSAN A. EXAMPLE BIRTH & JANE A. EXAMPLE ANNIVERSARYJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Submit your good news today at & JANE A. EXAMPLE ENGAGEMENTJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE 14 Okeechobee News July 6, 2014 Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyOkeechobee Police of“ cers handed out balloons to all the kids to enjoy at the Fourth of July celebration at the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area. Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyThe Lawrence Insurance booth had a water balloon station for the kids and adults to enjoy and stay cool on the hot summer day. Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyFor the frozen t-shirt contest, wet shirts were balled up and frozen. The “ rst child to g et the shirt o p en and p ut it on was the winner. Fourth of July fun at Okee-Tantie

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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 5039-H: Indian Hammock Gated Community 3BR/2BA, 3,144 Total Sq ft/ 1,936 under air, detached garage for your cars and toys, on almost 3 acres. $84,900 MLS #208224 5043-M: Large 4bd/2ba Mobile with 2,000 Total Sq Ft/1,620 under air. Newer Model built in 2001, Garden Tub and Screened back acres. $37,500 MLS # 208226 1021-M: Palm Village 4/2 DW, 2,482 total sq includes Clubhouse, $80,000 MLS #208093 5007-H: Conners Gables Modern Style 3 br, 2 ba with 1,980 Total Sq Ft/1,319 under air, living room, and much more! $145,000 MLS # 208204 5010-H: Great view from this 2-story on the Rim Canal. 2/1, kitchen and living room downstairs. 1/1, kitchShort Sale $140,000 MLS #206826 • 319+/-acres $4,000,000 • Conners Gables buildable Lot (SE 39th Terr) $6,000 MLS #208198 • 14+/acres $1,500,000 MLS #207408 • Blue Heron Nice lot on • 2 Basswood lots on NW 32nd Ave. Each NOW $3,400 Make Offer • Palm Village Ranch $15,000 MLS# 207998 • Ok Acres $79,000 MLS # 207817 • Viking $11,000 MLS # 207811 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 4002-H: Buckhead Ridge totally furft/974 under air. Metal room. Concrete seacleaning area. $130,000 LAKE ACCESS Find your dream home here! Location, Location, Location Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com 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. 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? Over 100 ListingsBRENTWOOD ESTATES~ Premier Custom Home! 2009 CBS, 3 Bd/ 2.5 Ba/ 2.5 Garage. Upscale upgrades throughoutSolid Hickory Cabinets, sealed Granite, BKfast, Great Room. Granite fireplace. Majestic Master Suite. Impact windows, solid core doors, On demand HWH, 15x43 Lanai w/Bose stereo. 2445 SF under Air3871 TLA. Poured CBS, metal roof, irrigation. SUPERB LIVING on ONE acre! MLS 207910 $321,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers. 15 Okeechobee News July 6, 2014

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Jim ArrigoOwner & PresidentJohn ArrigoVice President & General Manager 5851 SOUTH US HIGHWAY 1., FT. PIERCEJUST SOUTH OF MIDWAY ROAD1-855-374-5019STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM 6:00 PM SERVICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:30 AM 6:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM € Sun: ClosedArrigoFtPierce.com 1Ulrich Rd Saeger Ave Easy St Sunshine BlvdOleander Ave Ft. Pierce € West Palm € Sawgrass A LL OFFERS FOR WELL QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS, NOT ALL CUSTOMERS WILL QUALIFY. DEALER RETAINS ALL REBATES & INCENTIVES. ALL VEHICLES S UBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. MUST PRESENT AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE TO RECEIVE ADVERTISED OFFER. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. VEHICLE ART FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY, OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT OR VARYING MODEL MAYBE SHOWN. OFFERS NOT IN CONJUNC TION, OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY. PREVIOUS SALES EXCLUDED. V EHICLE STOCK QUANTITIES VARY DAILY, RANKINGS BASED ON REGISTERED SALES FOR CHRYSLER CORP. *PRICES PLUS TAX, TAG, $599.95 DEALER FEES, TITLE & MUST FINANCE THROUGH DEALER AND QUALIFY FOR ALL REBATES AND INCENTIVES… PRI CES INCLUDE LEASE LOYALTY, LEASE CONQUEST, COLLEGE GRAD, MILITARY. **WE WILL BEAT ANY LOCAL, VALID,PRINTED ADVERTISEMENT FROM ANOTHER AUTHORIZED DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM DEALER WITHIN THE SE BUSI NESS CENTER ZONE ON ANY NEW IDENTICALLY EQUIPPED IN STOCK VEHICLE. CUSTOMER MUST PRESENT COMPETITORS AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE AND SUPPLY ACCURATE VIN NUM BER. COMPETITORS AD MUST BE DATED SAME DAY AS THE CUSTOMERS PURCHASE. IF WE BEAT THE COMPETITORS PRICE, YOU MUST BUY THE VEHICL E FROM ARRIGO. DEALER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PURCHASE THE VEHICLE FROM THE OTHER DEALER. *$13,000 OFF 2014 RAM 3500 CREW CAB 4x 4. ORIGINAL MSRP $62,535, SALE PRICE $49,535 & RAM 2500 M EGA CAB ORIGINAL MSRP $66,390, SALE PRICE $53,390.PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE & $599 DEALER FEES. INCLUDING FACTORY, DEALER DISCOUNTS AND REBATES. ^AVAILABLE ON JEEP CHRYSLER DODGE AND RAM VEHICLES PURCHASED AT ARRIGO (EXCLUDES SRT VEHICLES). §CHRYSLER 200 … MS RP $25,490 … SALE PRICE $21,490. TERMS, CONDITIONS AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. ALL VEHICLES SUBJECT T O PRIOR SALE. SALES AND PRICING EXPIRE DATE OF PUBLICATION. Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 2014 95 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS ** ** ** NOW RECEIVE A NO-EXTRA CHARGE2-YEAR MAINTENANCE PLAN + 24-HOUR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE.Exclusions apply. See dea ler for co mple te details.Based on total sales of 3 locations Based on total sales of 3 locations up to** ORIGINAL MSRP...28,780DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-2,948 YOU PAY AS LOW ASCherokee 2014 86 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP...24,185DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-3,431 YOU PAY AS LOW ASPatriot Sport 2014 106 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP...19,780DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-4,399 YOU PAY AS LOW AS Town & Country Touring 2014 144 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS ORIGINAL MSRP...31,760DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-7,000 YOU PAY AS LOW AS200 Limited 2014 116 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP...26,275DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-9,802 YOU PAY AS LOW AS Dart SE 2014 ORIGINAL MSRP...18,385DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-3,060 Journey SE 2014 ORIGINAL MSRP...20,990DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-4,275 Avenger SE 2014 ORIGINAL MSRP...21,890DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-6,715 YOU PAY AS LOW AS3500 Crew Cab 4x4* 2014 78 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS ORIGINAL MSRP...62,535DISCOUNTS & REBATES..-13,000 Promaster 1500 Cargo Van 2014 30 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP...30,6341500 Quad Cab 2014 128 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP...29,950DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-6,322 The All New CHRYSLER 200 2015 Has Arrived!YOU PAY AS LOW AS YOU PAY AS LOW ASPrices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate.$15,381*$20,754*$25,832*$15,175*$16,715*$15,325*$16,473*$24,760*$23,628*$49,535*In Dealer Disc ount s & Rebates Ava i labl e on all models with approv e d creditAvail able on select models with app rove d creditPrices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate.113 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS 169 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS136 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSPrices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate.Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate.^YOU PAY AS LOW AS YOU PAY AS LOW AS SAVE $4000P r i c e s pl us t a x t ags titl e & $ 59 9.9 5 dea l e r fee s & l e a s e con qu es t r e b ate .UP TO§30 A VAILABLEStk.# 143117 Stk.# 141344 Stk.# 143430Stk.# 1 50007 Stk.#1 41335St k.#514216Stk.# 514185 Stk.# 142928Stk.# 140728Stk.# 142495 Stk.# 141780 $1,000Rebate Just Announced! 16 Okeechobee News July 6, 2014