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13.13 feetLast Year: 14.77 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyNorma Sue Kemp (left) retired after 28 years of service to the school system this month. She was honored by Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy on Tuesday night. Rate can be lowered following budget hearingsBy Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners voted 3-2 to advertise the proposed county ad valorem millage at 10 mills „ the maximum allowed by state statute. The rate will be advertised in the TRIM (Truth in Millage) notices which will be sent to property owners. One mill equals $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of property value. While the commissioners can lower the property tax rate following their budget hearings, even if the county collects the whole 10 mills, it will still fall short of the proposed county budget including funding requests from the Constitutional of“ cers including the sheriff, tax collector, property appraiser, supervisor of elections and clerk of courts. The 2013-14 county budget totalled $23,645,504. The tentative budget, which includes funding the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce budget at $14.5 million, totals $25,567,892 -a total increase of $1,633,388. The commissioners discussed the possibility of adding a law enforcement MSTU (municipal service taxes unit), but rejected it after discussing the fact that it just adds more taxes to county property owners already paying the ad valorem millage. The negative of an MSTU is it drops some people out of the tax base „ the people in the city limits,Ž said Commission chairman Frank Irby. Taxes is a terrible word,Ž said Commissioner Bryant Culpepper. Nobody likes it but it comes to a point where how far can you reduce the levels of services?Ž Commissioner Joey Hoover expressed interest in the possibility of adding a franchise fee to Florida Power and Light bills. The fee, which By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Three local schools face the possibility of longer school days for the 20142015 school year according to data released at Tuesdays Okeechobee School Board meeting. South Elementary is likely to have their school day extended for one hour due to low test scores. Seminole and Everglades could be required as well depending on test scores released later this month. The state required that the lowest 300 elementary schools in reading have extended days this coming year. Everglades Elementary had their day extended last year when they ranked in the lowest 100 elementary schools. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy said these rankings are determined in a calculation of the percent pro“ cient in reading and the percent making reading gains. Last year the district didnt learn Everglades was in the bottom 100 until July 25. That gave them precious few days to prepare for the additional instruction. Everglades Elementary showed improvement with 49 percent pro“ cient in reading and 54 percent making Tax rate set at 10 mills 3 elementary schools may extend daysScholarship night photos ... Page 21 Youth softball tourney starts ... Page 2 Carjacking case closed with man’s arrest ... Page 16 Community leaders want FP&L plant here ... Page 2 Clrng Or Cti!Friday, July 11, 2014 50¢ plus ta x V ol. 105 No. 83 See SCHOOL „ Page 5 See COUNTY „ Page 2

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News What of“ cials describe as an awesome opportunity for Okeechobee “ lled the thoughts of community leaders Wednesday., July 9. The Okeechobee Economic Council drummed up support for a possible Florida Power and Light combustion turbine and combined cycle power plant on 2,800 acres near Fort Drum. OEC president Keith Walpole said the tax bene“ ts would be monumental. He said the trend is for lower property values in rural areas. FP&L spokesman Nick Blount said the company has been thrilled with the strong public support they have received so far. The plant would provide for a growing need and demand for power. The company purchased the Okeechobee site three years ago. It is considered a preferred site for the plant. FP&L expects to need additional power by 2019. He noted the zoning is appropriate and there are access points on S.R. 60. The company also wants to develop a natural gas pipeline in this region. A decision on the site could be made by the end of the year. Okeechobee County administrator Robbie Chartier said they welcome FP&L and called them a great partner. The county has hired a consultant to help the community attract this plant. John Rhodes made a presentation to the group about the project, what assets the community has to attract the facility, and impacts on the tax base. Construction is expected in 2017 and the price would be near $1 billion. You can power a lot of counties out of this facility,Ž he added. He also suggested the site is appropriate for a solar power facility. He said the county has an experienced labor force from other power plants that could operate this facility. Indian River State College has a program to train employees at the nuclear power plant in St. Lucie County. There are also water supplies nearby suf“ cient to run the plant, he added. After construction, the plant would create about 40 full-time jobs. Mr. Rhodes said property values dropped from a median home value of $176,000 in 2006 to $82,300 this year in Okeechobee. He said the county is in trouble “ nancially if current trends continue. Another item of discussion is tax incentives for FPL. He said a reasonable package could make them competitive with the competition, Putnam County. You guys are in real trouble if they dont come,Ž he said. You want them to come but you should not stop there.Ž Mr. Walpole said letters of support from other agencies would help. We need to all sing out of the same hymn book,Ž he said. The Florida Public Service Commission and ultimately the governor and cabinet would approve the site for the plant. The site is located in the St. Johns River Management District. It would use about 7 million gallons of water per day. It could potentially divert this water for both the St. Lucie River and the Indian River Lagoon. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association (OCRA) will host 33 teams from across Florida this weekend in the Dixie Y outh State Softball Championships. Six age divisions, with one team from Okeechobee in each division, will compete this weekend. OCRA and Okeechobee County of“ cials have touted this tournament as a great shot in the arm for the summertime economy. Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation and volunteers helped to prepare the facilities for the tournament. The Okeechobee teams spent the past few weeks with regular drills and practice to get prepared for the best teams in the state. The groups which compare are between the ages of 5-18. The 5 and 6 year old girls compete in the Sweeties Division; 7-8 in the Darlins; 9-10 in Angels; 11-12 in Ponytails; 13-15 in Belles; and, 16-18 in Debs. Okeechobee teams will be busy on Friday with “ ve games scheduled before noon. The Darlins will face Spring Hill; the Angles w ill host Belleview; the Ponytails will face Spring Hill at 9 a.m.; the Okeechobee Belles w ill face Lake Placid; and, the Okeechobee Debs face Wehnetta starting at 11 a.m. It is a double-elimination tournament. There is a $5 donation for the day. Play is expected to continue into Sunday. The OCRA Senior Dixie Boys state tournament for high school-aged players will begin in Ft. Meade on Friday as well. The Dixie Boys, ages 13-14, will take part in the state tournament that begins Saturday, July 19, at the Max Long Complex in Sebring. The team recently lost 2-of-3 versus Lake Placid in the District 5 Tournament but still earned a spot in the state tournament. Okeechobee won the opener on June 19, 9-8, but lost on June 29, 16-15 at Lake Placid. Lake Placid won the tie breaker 11-2 on July 3 in Lake Placid. INTEGRITY. ITS NOT JUST SOMETHING WE CARE ABOUT. 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One offer available per qualifying purchase.(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., July 11TH Thurs., July 17THFor Info, Call 763-7202 III: “TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION”Fri. 7:00 only, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00 & 7:00 only Mon 3:00 & 7:00III: “DAWN OF PLANET OF APES”Fri. 7:00 & 9:20, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:20, Mon 3:00 & 7:00I: “EARTH TO ECHO”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun, Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG PG-13 2 Okeechobee News July 11, 2014 Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.Extended ForecastSaturday : A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostl y sunny, with a high near 92. East wind around 5 mph. Saturday Night : A 20 percent chance o f showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Economic group backs power plant proposal Okeechobee will host y outh softball tourney Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJohn Rhodes, of Moran, Stahl and Boyer, makes a presentation to the Economic Council of Okeechobee on the effort to pursue an FP&L natural gas power plant. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyNick Blount of Florida Power and Light made no promises but also didnt discourage the effort to support a natural gas power plant in Okeechobee County.

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Non-pro“ t?€ There have been quite a few non-compliant people claiming to be legal charities when in fact they are not. They claim to be a 501c3 and maybe they are, but that is not all the law requires them to do. The community should be made aware of the state laws before giving. Im not going to point any “ ngers or anything like that, but the law is the law. Some people who scam use the donation scamŽ to take from our elderly. Lets arm our elderly with the information they need for protection.Budget € With any luck before this budget cycle is over this BOCC will have to answer to the taxpayers on how they spend your revenues. € Republicans are for smaller government, and job growth is accomplished in the private sector so they try to do what they can to encourage the private sector to increase jobs. € The economy is so distorted here by arti“ cial interests that terms like Republican,Ž Democrat,Ž Liberal,Ž Conservative,Ž have absolutely no meaning or value. € I dont know of any majority in this county that wants their taxes to go up for any reason. The only people that I hear that are in favor of raising taxes is the people who have a connection to the sheriffs department. They work there or a family member works there. € We need to cut expenses wherever we can. If someone runs against this Sheriff, with his quali“ cations, that says she or he can do as good a job, safely, for less, and explains exactly how she or he will go about that, or better yet shows how she or he actually did it in x-y-z county or city, I would seriously weigh giving her or him my vote. If they promise more transparency or line item budgets, thats going to weigh in too. € I support the sheriff. I also believe in operating in the climate of the economy that we have had the last seven years. I think all county government could cut cost. We cannot afford what we cannot pay for. I would like to give the sheriff all the money he request but we all need to realize the situation we are in and ask all departments of county government trim their cost. Yes, we need industry here in Okeechobee but we will never have any here unless we control our tax rates. Has the BOCC made some bad decisions in the past? YES. Summer campsMy Aunts House Summer Sewing and Mr. Wendys Scroll Saw Camp have completed another successful summer. My Aunts House has completed its 8th Summer Sewing Camp. The camp, thanks to Childrens Services Council, was, again, very successful. Our sewing class had nine energetic and anxious girls, ranging in age from 12 to 15. It was the “ rst experience of hand sewing and machine sewing for some, but they were still able to catch up and complete several items, such as decorating a canvas tote with buttons, bows and beads. Also pillowcases created from patriotic fabric, to be donated to the Veterans Hospital for our heros. They also made totes or purses out of beautiful drapery fabric donated by Sue Blackburn. Sue was our number #1 instructor. She has recently retired, after 40 years of creating designs of draperies, furniture, pillows and whatever was needed by the most elegant interior decorators of Palm Beach. This was her second year of helping, and hopefully she will continue to help our young women. Along with the totes they created pillows for their bedrooms or their home or their hope chest. They also made a sun dress, called a pillowcase dress. A VERY cute summery sun dress. Also they made ” annel PJ (or lounging) pants. The girls were so proud of their sewing creations, they wore them to our traditional pizza party. My Aunts House also partnered with Ralph W. Watts (Mr. Wendy) and his Scroll Saw Camp. This also was made possible by Childrens Services Council. Mr. Wend y and Mr. Billy Blackburn had six enthusiastic young men ready to learn. They had lots of wood and zillions of patterns to choos e from. The boys caught on quickly and wer e cutting out creations faster than Mr. Wend y could prepare the pattern. The look on th e boys faces as they made something beautiful from a plain piece of wood, was priceless. Our camps were held at Okeechobe e Achievement Academy. Thanks to the principle, Mr. Weigum. The sewing camp was held in a big room and just outside the doo r was Mr. Wendys Scroll Saw camp. Both groups came together at lunch and had some good fellowship. Our traditional Pizz a Party was really super. We ordered pizz a from 2nd Street Pizza (Thank you Annie and Ralph). It was, as always, delicious!! Mr. Bill y made his famous pizza roll. It was yummy! Thank you Mr. Billy. We had a fashion sho w at the party. The girls, showing off their creations and the boys doing the same. It was FUN!! They decided not to have one winner, because they were all winners. We again, want to give a special than k you to Cathleen Blair and the Childrens Services Council. Without their “ nancial help, many camps would not be able to serve th e children of Okeechobee. (Summer Sewing & Scroll Saw to mention just two) Than k you again, and remember ... vote YES!!! fo r Childrens Services Council of Okeechobee. Our children and their families need Childrens Services Council of Okeechobee. Judy Watts July 11, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Publisher/Editor: Katrina ElskenCirculation Manager: Dee Gaudin 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! The above picture is the girls showing off their pillowcases. From left to right are Hanna Jackson, Blaire Law, Lila Pendarvis, Annalise Bean, Christina Culverhouse, Carissa Law, Olivia Joyner and Christina Smiley. Not pictured is AnnaGrace Hall. FDOT grant is appreciatedThe members of the Economic Council of Okeechobee wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the efforts of Okeechobee Main Street and the City of Okeechobee to secure funding through FDOTs Highway Beauti“ cation Grant Program for median landscaping along U.S. Highway 441 South in the city. The “ nal outcome of this project is a fantastic beauti“ cation effort for the Okeechobee community and does much to improve its appearance and welcoming sense of place bene“ tting our residents, visitors and potential investors. The perseverance and diligence of both of your organizations and their numerous staff members and volunteers to see this project through to completion is a testament to the good-hearted people that make Okeechobee so great. We congratulate both organizations on this tremendous effort! Furthermore, we applaud the citys commitment to continue this beauti“ cation effort by pressure-washing sidewalks and landscaping planters along Park Street in Okeechobees downtown business areas. We hope that these showings of pride will inspire other local businesses, residents, and governmental entities to continue these efforts on their own properties further beautifying and improving our community. Thank-you, again, for your continued efforts to improve the quality of life in Okeechobee! Sincerely, Tara Minton Rowley executive director Letters to the editor

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reading gains. Seminole Elementary had 42 percent pro“ cient in reading and 60 percent made reading gains. South Elementary had 39 percent pro“ cient in reading with 48 percent making reading gains. Based on last years scoring, the lowest 300 schools scored 101 points or fewer. Right now Everglades had 103 points and Seminole at 102 which are right on the border line for the required additional hour of instruction. It would be incumbent on us to start to make decisions and make plans. We were blindsided last year two weeks before school started,Ž he added. The dilemma with South Elementary involves bus transportation needs and even school capacity questions. It could also require the transfer of some current teachers and the addition of a guidance counselor. Mr. Kenworthy said it appears data shows “ fth graders performed better when at an elementary school. To move the “ fth graders back would take eight teachers from Osceola back out to Central and South, relocation of the furniture, relocation of Pre-Ks at Central and South to Okeechobee Achievement Academy, and transfer of staff,Ž he added. It would take a lot of work, but we can get it done.Ž FCAT tests released in June showed Okeechobee was fourth in the Heartland Education Consortium in reading, up from “ fth last year, math stood in fourth place, and science fourth as well. Mr. Kenworthy said he is excited about the strategic planning process and questioned whether the districts strategic goals should be major improvements of 2 to 5 percent in test scores. End of course exams included better results for the system with Okeechobee third in the consortium in Algebra 1, “ rst in biology, “ fth in U.S. History, second in geometry, and fourth in civics among the regions schools. School Board member Malissa Morgan said she felt moving the “ fth grade students back to the elementary school would be a positive move and would ease some concerns of parents. I think itll be in the best interest of the students and it allows South the extra hour that they need,Ž she said. Chairman Joe Arnold said in his opinion “ fth graders arent mature enough to be at middle school and he would like to move forward with the move. They endorsed unanimously the move of the “ fth graders back to South and Central Elementary School. The logistics of such a move could mean a long day for elementary students at the schools required to have longer days. Transportation Director Lois Piper said with 42 buses, it would be likely 4:30 p.m. before they could pick up these elementary students. Mr. Kenworthy said Everglades educators have expressed concern they wont be able to teach the entire curriculum they did this year with the extra hour, a major reason, they contend, they showed academic improvement. Mr. Arnold said he thinks children need to go to bed earlier at the elementary level and he had many concerns of the additional hour, delays in busing, and homework that is required, Theyre already under a lot of stress. This will add to it, not take away from it.Ž If Seminole and Everglades were to have extended days it would create logistical nightmares for the school bus drivers in the district. Mrs. Piper said they have considered a private company to handle school buses in the county. In order to pick up the students earlier, more money would be spent on the purchase of new buses. Elementary students, from kindergarten on up, could ride with middle school students. Mr. Arnold said he felt the state had gone past their authority by taking children away from their family more. He said he was concerned the board would make a decision without parent input. Mrs. Riedel said she was thrilled with the gains Everglades Elementary showed this year and she supported the additional hour of instruction at all three schools. She noted in outlying areas it might be 5:30 p.m. before children return home, which was a real concern. Mr. Kenworthy is the community was surveyed, he predicted most would not support the additional hour of instruction. Our transportation problem is still very real. Going to essentially a two-tiered system, we dont have the buses or the bus drivers to make that happen. I dont know if the problem is solvable.Ž Some minor changes to the start times, 10-15 minutes, might make some impact. Mrs. Morgan suggested having the middle school and high school start at the same time each morning. Mrs. Piper said it could lead to more discipline problems on school buses. Mr. Kenworthy said they will devise a plan to accommodate longer school days at the three schools and make a report at the July 22 meeting. Changes might have to be delayed until after Labor Day. These schools are the three lowest performing schools in the system, it behooves the school board to act,Ž Mrs. Riedel added. This issue could result in the schedule of an emergency meeting next week. In other actions € The board learned the Florida Depart-ment of Education will release school grades in late July. € The board approved a change to the code of student conduct which allows parents or guardians to use corporal punishment on school campuses. In no incident will a school of“ cial administer corporal punishment. The punishment must be deemed reasonable, shall be limited to a maximum of three swats for any one offense, and be administered with an instrument designed to minimize possible physical injury. Under no circumstance shall a student be struck about the head or shoulders. € The board approved a merger of the Freshman Campus and Okeechobee High School for school grade purposes only for the 2013-2014 school year. They earlier approved the merger for the new school year. The Department of Education said this option was available to the school for the past school year because the district had complained about the system throughout the year and had contacted them on various occasions about their options. Mr. Kenworthy said he did not feel this would aversely affect the high school grade for 2013-2014. € the board approved a stipulation to continue the termination hearing planned for former Okeechobee County Educators Association President Tom Bonasera until August 28th at 1 p.m. € Maria Ingram, a fourth grade teacher at Seminole Elementary School and Sue Kemp, instructional paraprofessional at Okeechobee High School were honored upon thei r retirements. Ingram worked 21 years for th e school system. Kemp served 28 years for th e school system. € The board expelled a ninth grade studen t at the Okeechobee Achievement Academ y for the 2013-2014 school year and the “ rst semester of 2014-2015 for physical aggression. This was the “ fth expulsion of a student so fa r this year, a decrease over previous years. € The district also received the Silver Leve l Award with the Florida Healthy School District 2014-2016, a statewide initiative to hav e healthier school districts. I can say withou t a doubt that student services are a top priority of our school system,Ž Director of Studen t Services Tracy Downing said. She explaine d that 22 districts were honored this year wit h various awards. Members of the committe e included Michelle Perkins, Mrs. Downing, Cynthia Weigum, Joni Ard, Renee Geeting, Wendy Coker, Lonnie Steiert and Paul a Smith. € Approved a resolution of support for Florida Power and Light selection of Okeechobe e County as the site for location of a natural gas power plant near Fort Drum. The resolutio n states 300 jobs could be created during a twoyear construction period and up to 40 longterm jobs. It would also increase the count y tax base. FPL Spokesperson Nick Blount sai d in the company 10-year work plan, Okeechobee is under consideration for this plant. H e noted they serve 35 counties and identif y several sites in the state for possible powe r plants. The Okeechobee site is considered a preferred site. They continue to evaluate th e site and want to put it into service in 2019. We think we will need additional generation in 2019. The site in Okeechobee is 2,800 acres, east of the turnpike, near route 60, is being evaluation. We are nowhere near selecting which site in the state we will use an d its a very long process.Ž Mr. Blount said it will be a tremendous impact in tax base and jobs for whatever count y they select. In our favor is the natural gas lin e running near this property that is due to b e constructed over the next few years. I wont make any false promises that this site is favored over any other or at the top of the list. We will keep the community informed and answer any questions they ma y have about where we are in the process,Ž h e added. School board member India Riedel sai d any county would bene“ t from this plant an d thanked Mr. Blount for his representation o f Okeechobee County and his work on behal f of the community. 5 Okeechobee News July 11, 2014 SCHOOLContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOkeechobee Schools earned a Silver Level Award for being a healthy school district in 2014. Left to right are Paula Smith, Senior Community Health Nursing Supervisor for the Okeechobee County Health Department; Lonnie Steiert, Coordinator of Grants and Special Programs; Renee Geeting, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services; and, Director of Student Services Tracy Downing. w ould average around $5.50 a month for residential users, would apply to all FP&L customers. The franchise fee would only raise $1.5 million,Ž said Commissioner Irby. Commissioner Ray Domer said they w ould have the issue of what you tie yourself into when you have a franchise fee with FP&L.Ž Last year we made the budget “ t the amount of money we collected,Ž said Commissioner Domer. He suggested making more cuts to the budget. At 10 mils we still have to cut $1.5 million,Ž said Chairman Irby. The franchise fee to me doesnt raise a signi“ cant amount of money either way.Ž Its $1.5 million,Ž pointed out Commissioner Hoover. Theres not going to be one silver bullet thats the answer,Ž he added. The one thing I do like about it is that it expands across almost 100 percent of the people instead of the same 45 or 48 percent of the people. With a franchise fee, everybodys in the game,Ž he said. You have a very small number of people who are paying the millage rate.Ž Commissioners Irby, Domer and Margaret Garrard-Helton voted in favor of setting the 10 mill rate for the TRIM Notice. Commissioners Hoover and Bryant „ who are both up for re-election this year „ voted against it. At the last county commission meeting, Sheriff Paul May said it would take $14.8 million to fund the law enforcement, the county jail and courthouse security, but $300,000 of that budget comes from other sources. Since 2008, county property values have dropped about $1 billion from the real estate boom high of $2.4 billion, signi“ cantly cutting the countys tax base. COUNTYContinued From Page 1

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Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at www.newszap.com. Brittiny Kay Harrison ‘Compton’, 29MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Brittiny Kay Harrison “Compton” 29 of Mooresville, North Carolina formerly of “Okeechobee, Florida passed away June 17, 2014. Lovely Sweet Young Woman, Daughter, Sister, W ife & Mother. Brittiny is survived by husband, Jason Stryczynski; daughter, Kaylee Bree Compton, Statesv ille, North Carolina; sons, Jason Compton Jr. Statesville, North Carolina, Nathan Joseph & Lucas Henry Strycznski of Mooresville, North Carolina; mother, Kimberly Price (Ralph Munoz) of Brooksville, Florida; sister, Kasie L. Harrison of Ft. Pierce, Florida; brother, Shane M. Taggart of Okeechobee, Florida; host of aunts, uncles & cousins. Brittiny was proceeded in death by her loving grandmother, Nancy K. Dunn; uncle, Michael W Moody; & her wonderful loving father & best friend, Joe Willis Price. Memorial Services to be held on July 12, 2014 at The First Baptist Church of Okeechobee with Pastor McCarter (Senior Pastor) of ciating at 9 a.m. with services at 10 a.m.. Donald D. Taylor, 80OKEECHOBEE — Donald D. Taylor, 80, of Okeechobee died Friday, July 4, 2014 at the Okeechobee Hospice. The Scottsville, Ky. native was a retired employee of Nashville Wire Products in Lebanon, Tenn. and member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Moda Gordon Taylor and Liza Corean Gregory Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Taylor, Okeechobee; three sons, Steven Glenn Taylor, Okeechobee, Jeffrey Lynn Taylor, Seminole and Allen Ken Taylor, Gallatin, Tenn.; two daughters, Brenda Jeneal Peters and husband, Dean, Okeechobee, and Priscilla Gwen Turner and husband, Norman, Lafayette, Ten; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services was at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday at Goad Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Carter, Bro. Rodney Carter and Bro. Ronnie Carter of ciating and burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery. www.goadfh.comFrances Hellensmith, 92Frances “Fran” (Malecha) Hellensmith died at Raulerson Hospital on June 24, 2014. She was of the Catholic faith, possessing a strong love for her Lord Jesus. She was born in Millersburg, Minnesota, with truly meager beginnings, but that did not dampen her dear heart or zest and love of life. In her adult life she became a registered nurse and an airline stewardess. Upon her retirement, she volunteered at St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop and Hospice. Fran was preceded in death by her husband, LaVelle (Dutch) Hellensmith. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Abiding with her wishes, no services were held. Blessed be the memory of Fran. All arrangements were entrusted to the direction of the Buxton, Bass, and Conway families of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 N. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972. W illiam Allen ‘Pop’ V aughan, Sr., 76OKEECHOBEE — William Allen “Pop” Vaughan, Sr. died July 8, 2014. He was born J uly 28, 1937 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Claude and J oyce Vaughan. Formerly of Pahokee, he had been a resident of Okeechobee since 2004. He enjoyed shing. Mr. Vaughan was preceded in death by his sisters; and his two daughters, Betty and Brenda. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Peggy V aughan; four sons, Richard Vaughan (Gail) of Laport, Indiana, Johnny Ray Waldrop (Beth) of Buckeye Lake, Ohio, William Vaughan, Jr. (Elizabeth) of Douglas, Gerogia and Robert Allen Vaughn (Michelle) of LeHigh Acres; ve daughters, Charlotte Welch, Carla Hartley (Fred) all of Douglas, Georgia, Kathie Watkins of Canal Point, Cheryl Lynn Payne of Douglas, Georgia and Susan Vaughan of Canal Point; 26 grandchildren; 76 great grandchildren; three brothers, W aren Grif n, Johnny Davidson and Mike Davidson; two sisters, Evelyn Becker and Jola Davidson. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, J uly 12, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. James W. Young, Founder Seawinds F uneral Group3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee 863-357-7283okeechobeeseawinds.com Cremation ..............................$495 Cremation & Chapel Service ..$870 Traditional Cremation (includes rental casket) ..........$2,495 Traditional Funeral & Burial $1,995 Graveside Service ................$1,495 PRE-ARRANGEMENT (Financing Available) Cremation $95 down $10 a month for 45 months Creamation with Chapel Service .. $195 down $17 a month for 45 months Traditional Funeral & Burial ....... $500 down, $100 month for 45 months This includes minimum Casket, Vault and Open/Closing of Grave Site These prices do not include cash advance items. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News July 11, 2014 VFW will host karaokeVFW Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host bar bingo Friday, July 11 at 1 p.m. Karaoke will be from 7 until 10 p.m. Stuffed peppers will be served Sunday, July 13, from 1 until 3 p.m. All of the proceeds will go to local veteran organizations.Adult softball starts soonThe deadline to sign up for summer adult softball leagues (men, women and coed) will be July 11 at the Parks and Rec ofce, 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.Legion will host fundraiserThe American Legion Post 64 will hold a fundraiser Saturday, July 12 at Jersey Mike’s Subs, 611 S.W. Park St., from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Proceeds will be used for maintenance of the War Memorial, and the purchase of American ags and lights. Walk-in or call your order in to 863-467-8100. Disaster training plannedOkeechobee Medical Reserve Corps will be offering C.E.R.T. Training (Community Emergency Response Team) over a fourday period July 12 13, 19 and 20. Saturday times will be 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Training is free! Please bring your lunch. The training location will be at Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, 707 N.W. Sixth St. For information or to RSVP, call Brian Sell 863462-5865.Bene t for Heroes 4 Hope setQuarters for a Cause will host its monthl y quarter auction Tuesday, July 15 at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St., from 6:30 until 9 p.m. Come out and support our Heroes 4 Hope. All monies raised will go to help a local individual and families struggling with a medical issues. For information, or to become a vendor, call Christy at 863697-1247.Breast cancer seminar slatedA Breast Cancer Treatment in-a-day seminar will be held Saturday, July 19, at the KOA Kampground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by e-mail if you are able to attend and if you are bringing a guest. Send your e-mail to: rgardner. foundation1@gmail.com.Meet your GOP candidatesCome hear your Republican candidates on Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at Bee f O’Brady’s. Each of your Republican candidates will have ve minutes to speak and at the end we will have time for a question and answer session. Everyone is welcome. Come early if you want to order dinner to enjoy during the meeting. Be an informed voter. For information, call Debi at 863-5322482. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

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By Julia GlumUniversity of Florida GAINESVILLE „ When it comes to “ xing deforestation and forest degradation, good intentions can lead to bad outcomes. Thats the take-away from a new study by two University of Florida researchers who say efforts to restore damaged and destroyed tropical forests can go awry if the people making the plans of action dont choose w isely. We need to be careful about what is it w ere losing and gaining,Ž UF biology professor Francis E. JackŽ Putz said. Mr, Putz w orked with UF biology professor Claudia Romero on the paper, which will appear in the July issue of Biotropica. Deforestation continues at a rapid pace in much of South America, Southeast Asia and the Congo Basin. Similarly, escaped agricultural “ res and uncontrolled logging harm huge areas of tropical forest around the world. That destruction is linked to loss of habitat for wildlife, soil erosion and even accelerated climate change. Estimates of how much land is deforested run as high as 18 million acres a year … an area nearly as large as South Carolina … and a similarly large area is degraded. The people deciding what to do in those areas range from villagers to large landowners to global stakeholders. Options include letting the forests recover naturally, assisting natural regeneration, or planting new trees so as to make the areas more wildlife-friendly and biodiversity-rich „ but each comes at a cost, Mr. Putz said. So, when developing forest access and use policies, people need to consider several factors, including shortand long-term “ nancial pro“ ts, biodiversity and local needs for timber and non-timber forest products such as medicinal plants. The authors say its possible to minimize environmental impacts if decision-makers pay attention to ecosystem structure, composition and dynamics. They shouldnt base everything on a single statistic, such as the total land area occupied by a forest, especially if the state of that forest is not speci“ ed. The authors point out that even when theres technically no net deforestation, tropical forests can still suffer. For example, if degraded natural forests are replaced by plantations of invasive exotic trees or low water-use ef“ ciency trees, biodiversity will diminish, w ildlife could suffer and soil erosion could render streams unusable by local villagers. When you save a forest from deforestation, its great, but you might not have gotten the full package of what you wanted,Ž he said. The discussion, Mr. Putz said, needs to center on the de“ nition of forest.Ž The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations describes it as an area of more than 0.5 hectares, or a little more than an acre, with trees taller than about 16 feet and more than 10 percent canopy cover. Using that de“ nition could obscure great losses of forest values, he said. In general, the bene“ ts of a forest are jeopardized when land-use decisions are based on that overly loose classi“ cation, according to the paper. Under that designation, for example, tree plantations qualify as forests. Although plantations can supply services to society such as slope stabilization, “ rewood and carbon, they can also result in avoidable losses of biodiversity. They have less value in some ways, Putz said, and more value in others. But once people differentiate among types of forests, alternatives to environmentally destructive management will become real options. Then, decision-makers can fully examine the local, regional and global bene“ ts of natural forests versus their economic priorities. We need to demand clarity about whats meant by forest and what the full range of costs are of different interventions,Ž Mr. Putz said. Then we need to “ gure out the mechanism to get decision-makers to employ the interventions that are least damaging to naturalness but that still satisfy their other desires.Ž REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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Due to careful “ nancial planning throughout the college, the IRSC District Board of Trustees as been able to approve college budgets with no tuition increase for the past two years. Thousands of Treasure Coast residents attending IRSC will have more money in their pockets when the Fall Semester begins, thanks to the colleges very ef“ cient operation,Ž said Dr. Edwin R. Massey, IRSC President. IRSC is committed to maintaining quality at reasonable cost, while helping students avoid a heavy burden of student loan debt. Its so important to keep the doors of higher education open for all students. Affordable higher education is the gateway to good career prospects and a skilled workforce for our community.Ž IRSC on list of most affordable colleges Deforestation remedies can back“ re, say researchers

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florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 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 10 Okeechobee News July 11, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Old and new faces littered the court as Y earling Middle School hosted a volleyball camp for girls ages 6-14 this week. By old, we mean in volleyball years, as former Yearling players now at Okeechobee High School chipped in their time and knowledge to help out the younger girls on their way up the local system. Coach Kellyann Campbell said she was thrilled to see a good turnout and all the smiling faces. So far so good. We have 13 young girls for the “ rst two days ages 6-10 and weve had eight volunteers,Ž she said. It has been a good turnout so far.Ž The camp was broken up into two days for the younger girls and two days for girls ages 11-14. The “ rst day was based on drills and skill building and the second day on games and tournaments. Campbell said the camp for the younger girls is extremely helpful to them, especially those who havent played before. It is good to have them learn the skills and the form they need so over the summer and throughout the school year they can go to club and other camps and know the basic skills,Ž she said. She added they can also practice the skills they learn at this camp throughout the year to keep up their interest and love of the sport of volleyball. Campbell said she was extremely impressed with some of the third, fourth and “ fth graders at the camp, which are the future squads for the Yearling volleyball program, which has been very strong in recent years. Some of the girls also attended a volleyball camp at Osceola Middle School held in June. The girls worked on passes, serves, hits and sets, learned basic skills, team building, rules of the game, how to rotate, and built camaraderie with each other. Some of the players play club ball in the off season with Big Lake Juniors while others play in Ft. Pierce. Campbell said the older players have mostly played the game before so the camp was designed to “ ne tune their skills, give them some new techniques, and basically a refresher course as they head into middle school season. We dont spend as much time on the form and fundamentals with the older girls, it is more of a “ ne tuning,Ž she added. Raylee Coleman, who will enter tenth grade this year, played at YMSm and was glad to come back and help with this camp. It feels good to work with little kids and make them better so they can one day pla y middle school and high school volleyball,Ž she said. Coleman said the early instruction she received was vital to her becoming a strong volleyball player. It taught me the right things to do to get better and improve. There are quite a fe w good players here today,Ž she said. I never thought they could be this talented at a young age.Ž Artha Jonassaint was another of the volunteers at the camp. She said she felt it was a great opportunity to work with talented girls and build up their skills. She remembered older girls who inspired her when she entered middle school. Cheyenne Nunez and Baylee Farless really inspired me to work on my approach to hitting and my vertical leap,Ž she pointed out. I de“ nitely remember their approach to hitting and they made me want to pla y volleyball.Ž Jonassaint said she hopes that maybe some of the younger girls will look up to her as a role model. Y earling Middle School hosts volleyball camp Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAmanda Bethel serves while Ariana Robshaw looks on during the Yearling volleyball camp Wednesday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLacy Bowers prepares to serve during a match among 6-10-year-old girls at the Yearling volleyball camp. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyPenelope VanEman was among 13 girls, ages 6-10, who attended the YMS volleyball camp this week. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAdleigh Schwier gets ready to serve during the Yearling volleyball camp.

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Florida.GO 3 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions July 2014 towns, scenes, lakes, woods, and go over bridges and through tunnels. For more information, go online to trainweb.org/ lprr.LABELLEThe LaBelle Heritage Museum 360 Bridge St, LaBelle, has exhibits with information on Captain Forrey and Edgar Everett Goodno. The historic H.A. Rider home and o ce buildings were moved to the LaBelle Heritage Museum site on J une 3. The buildings date from 1905 and are now part of the historical complex that includes the 1911 William Hardy Poole Dry Goods Emporium and Residence, located at 360 N. Bridge St. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. For information, go online to w ww.labellemuseum.org or call 863674-0034.SEBASTIANMel Fisher’s Treasure Museum 1322 U.S. Highway 1, Sebastian, houses exhibits on archaeology and the 1715 Spanish treasure eet. Ta Fisher, Mel Fisher’s daughter, opened the museum in December 1992 in an old abandoned re station after renovating the building. The museum includes a working conservation laboratory used to preserve artifacts recovered from underwater w ith an observation window for viewing conservation work from inside the museum. For more information, go online to w ww.melfisher.com/Sebastian/Sebastian_Museum.SEBRINGHighlands Hammock State Park is a 9,000-acre park four miles west of Sebring in Highlands County, Fla., o U.S. 27. The park features the Florida Civilian Conservation Corps Museum w ith interactive exhibits about the 19301940s period of the park’s construction, and the history of the CCC in Florida and the United States. The museum is located in a building constructed by the CCC. For more information visit www. orMUSEUMSContinued From Page 1idastateparks.org/HighlandsHammock or call 863-386-6094.WEST PALM BEACHThe Museum at Ragtops Motorcars 420 Claremore Drive in West Palm Beach, is an automobile museum that exhibits vintage automobiles and memorabilia. For information online, go to http://www.ragtopsmotorcars.com/.BELLE GLADEThe Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades 530 South Main St., Belle Glade, represents the total Glades experience with an archive collection that dates back to the early Belle Glade people present thousands of years ago, the Seminoles, early pioneer settlements, agricultural tools and innovations, the early hurricanes of the 20th century, and local history records through the 1960s. For information online, go to museumoftheglades.org or call 561-261-9989.STUARTThe Stuart Heritage Museum 161 Southwest Flagler Ave. in Stuart, is located in an historic 2-story frame building built in 1901 by George W. Parks. Mr. Parks used the rst oor of the building for his Geo. W. Parks Grocery and General Merchandise Store and second oor for his home. In 1913, the building became the Stuart Mercantile Company and in the 1960s after a series of uses, it became the Stuart Feed Store. The museum houses over 10,000 artifacts from the 1880s to the 1950s. For information call 772-2204600 or go online to www.stuartheritagemuseum.com. The Elliott Museum 825 N.E. Ocean Blvd., on Hutchinson Island near Stuart, focuses on art, history and technology. Named after inventor Sterling Elliott, the museum houses permanent collections including Model AA Trucks, early transportation, history of Stuart and surrounding regions, baseball memorabilia. For more information, go online to www. elliottmuseum .org. The House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar also known as Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge or the House of Refuge Museum is an historic building located at 301 S.E. MacArthur Boulevard, on Hutchinson Island east of Stuart, Fla. It is the oldest surviving building in Martin County. This House of Refuge is the last remaining of nearly a dozen shipwreck life-saving stations on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Built in 1876 to help stranded sailors, its long colorful history spans nearly 70 years. For more information online, go to www.houseofrefuge .org. OKEECHOBEEOkeechobee Historical Museum 1850 Hwy. 98 N U.S. Highway 98, is famous for its antique collections and history. The old Tantie school house was buil t in 1907. The Okeechobee Historical Park and Museum is committed to preserve the history of the Okeechobee County and the Kissimmee River valley. For information, call 863-763-4344. Special events in July Wet N Wild Fun Day Wet N Wild Fun DayPALMDALE — Fisheating Creek Campground, 7555 U.S. Highway 27 in Palmdale, will host a Wet & Wild Fun Day at the Fisheating Creek campground, on July 19, with a kickball tournament at 1 p.m. and a campground potluck in the afternoon. The event is free to those who rent a campsite and $5 to visitors. For more information, call 863-675-5999. Caladium Festival in Lake Placid Caladium Festival in Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Caladium Festival, July 25-27, in Stuart Park, will feature all types of owers, foliage and herbs, and highlight the area’s growing grape and wine industry. Events will include caladium eld bus tours, airboat and swamp buggy shows, classic car shows, arts and crafts and live entertainment. Caladiums were rst grown in the Lake Placid area in the early 1940s. The industry began to expand in the 1950s and today consists of over 1,200 acres. Much of the popularity of the ornamental plants is due to the bright color of the leaves, the versatility of the plant, and its simple growing requirements. They are a shade loving plant from the rain forests of the Amazon basin. The plant has no pests and does not require any insecticide treatment or fertilization. The odor-free leaves are its feature. For information, visit www.lp a.com/caladium.htm or call the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce at 863-465-4331.

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2 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions July 2014 BRIGHTON — This July enjoy not one, but two chances to win a 2014 Chevrolet Spark! Join Seminole Casino Brighton on Saturdays, July 12 and 26, for twice the fun and double the chances to score a spunky Spark. Swipe your Player’s Club card for a free entry each time you visit, and earn entries each time you play. The more you play, the more you earn. On Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31, between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., 40 winners w ill have the happiest of hours. Play at the lucky chosen hot seat and win $500. Choose your slots wisely and feel the temperature and excitement rise. Want to win easy money? On Tuesdays, July 15 and 22, from 5 to 9 p.m., w in your share of $5,000 in Free Play by drawing a card and guessing if the next one will be Hi or Lo. Be sure to play with y our Player’s Club card inserted into your favorite machine for a chance to play. On Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m., it will be time to turn down the lights and turn up the fun! Party Bingo participants can enj oy dancing, glow products, games and giveaways. There will be a $10 door pack and up to $1,500 in cash prizes available. One must be 18 to party and 21 or older to drink. BOOM! Get ready for a Cash Explosion on Wednesday, July 16, and Saturday, July 19. Ten $250 winners will be chosen from 9 to 11 a.m. and again from 2 to 4 p.m. each day. Please contact the casino or visit www. seminolebrightoncasino.com for information on bus transportation and group packages. See the Player’s Club for promotion details. One must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Player’s Club member to participate. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.About Seminole Casino BrightonSeminole Casino Brighton is a 27,000square-foot casino with 421 slot and gaming machines, live action blackjack e-tables, a six-table poker room, and high-stakes bingo action, and Josiah, a full service restaurant and lounge. Its warm and friendly sta ultra-modern air-conditioning system, clean atmosphere, and rewarding casino promotions are a welcome alternative to big city gaming. The casino also recently opened a new area with 30 slots for those who prefer to play slot machines in a smokefree environment. The Seminole Casino Brighton is located on the Brighton Indian Reservation, 17735 Reservation Road, Okeechobee, FL 34974. For more information, call toll-free 800-360-9875 or 863-467-9998. Win big in July wit h a 2014 Chevy Spark at Seminole Casino Brighton

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3 Going Out: A guide to area entertainment and attractions July 2014 towns, scenes, lakes, woods, and go over bridges and through tunnels. For more information, go online to trainweb.org/ lprr.LABELLEThe LaBelle Heritage Museum 360 Bridge St, LaBelle, has exhibits with information on Captain Forrey and Edgar Everett Goodno. The historic H.A. Rider home and o ce buildings were moved to the LaBelle Heritage Museum site on J une 3. The buildings date from 1905 and are now part of the historical complex that includes the 1911 William Hardy Poole Dry Goods Emporium and Residence, located at 360 N. Bridge St. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. For information, go online to w ww.labellemuseum.org or call 863674-0034.SEBASTIANMel Fisher’s Treasure Museum 1322 U.S. Highway 1, Sebastian, houses exhibits on archaeology and the 1715 Spanish treasure eet. Ta Fisher, Mel Fisher’s daughter, opened the museum in December 1992 in an old abandoned re station after renovating the building. The museum includes a working conservation laboratory used to preserve artifacts recovered from underwater w ith an observation window for viewing conservation work from inside the museum. For more information, go online to w ww.melfisher.com/Sebastian/Sebastian_Museum.SEBRINGHighlands Hammock State Park is a 9,000-acre park four miles west of Sebring in Highlands County, Fla., o U.S. 27. The park features the Florida Civilian Conservation Corps Museum w ith interactive exhibits about the 19301940s period of the park’s construction, and the history of the CCC in Florida and the United States. The museum is located in a building constructed by the CCC. For more information visit www. orMUSEUMSContinued From Page 1idastateparks.org/HighlandsHammock or call 863-386-6094.WEST PALM BEACHThe Museum at Ragtops Motorcars 420 Claremore Drive in West Palm Beach, is an automobile museum that exhibits vintage automobiles and memorabilia. For information online, go to http://www.ragtopsmotorcars.com/.BELLE GLADEThe Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades 530 South Main St., Belle Glade, represents the total Glades experience with an archive collection that dates back to the early Belle Glade people present thousands of years ago, the Seminoles, early pioneer settlements, agricultural tools and innovations, the early hurricanes of the 20th century, and local history records through the 1960s. For information online, go to museumoftheglades.org or call 561-261-9989.STUARTThe Stuart Heritage Museum 161 Southwest Flagler Ave. in Stuart, is located in an historic 2-story frame building built in 1901 by George W. Parks. Mr. Parks used the rst oor of the building for his Geo. W. Parks Grocery and General Merchandise Store and second oor for his home. In 1913, the building became the Stuart Mercantile Company and in the 1960s after a series of uses, it became the Stuart Feed Store. The museum houses over 10,000 artifacts from the 1880s to the 1950s. For information call 772-2204600 or go online to www.stuartheritagemuseum.com. The Elliott Museum 825 N.E. Ocean Blvd., on Hutchinson Island near Stuart, focuses on art, history and technology. Named after inventor Sterling Elliott, the museum houses permanent collections including Model AA Trucks, early transportation, history of Stuart and surrounding regions, baseball memorabilia. For more information, go online to www. elliottmuseum .org. The House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar also known as Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge or the House of Refuge Museum is an historic building located at 301 S.E. MacArthur Boulevard, on Hutchinson Island east of Stuart, Fla. It is the oldest surviving building in Martin County. This House of Refuge is the last remaining of nearly a dozen shipwreck life-saving stations on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Built in 1876 to help stranded sailors, its long colorful history spans nearly 70 years. For more information online, go to www.houseofrefuge .org. OKEECHOBEEOkeechobee Historical Museum 1850 Hwy. 98 N U.S. Highway 98, is famous for its antique collections and history. The old Tantie school house was buil t in 1907. The Okeechobee Historical Park and Museum is committed to preserve the history of the Okeechobee County and the Kissimmee River valley. For information, call 863-763-4344. Special events in July Wet N Wild Fun Day Wet N Wild Fun DayPALMDALE — Fisheating Creek Campground, 7555 U.S. Highway 27 in Palmdale, will host a Wet & Wild Fun Day at the Fisheating Creek campground, on July 19, with a kickball tournament at 1 p.m. and a campground potluck in the afternoon. The event is free to those who rent a campsite and $5 to visitors. For more information, call 863-675-5999. Caladium Festival in Lake Placid Caladium Festival in Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Caladium Festival, July 25-27, in Stuart Park, will feature all types of owers, foliage and herbs, and highlight the area’s growing grape and wine industry. Events will include caladium eld bus tours, airboat and swamp buggy shows, classic car shows, arts and crafts and live entertainment. Caladiums were rst grown in the Lake Placid area in the early 1940s. The industry began to expand in the 1950s and today consists of over 1,200 acres. Much of the popularity of the ornamental plants is due to the bright color of the leaves, the versatility of the plant, and its simple growing requirements. They are a shade loving plant from the rain forests of the Amazon basin. The plant has no pests and does not require any insecticide treatment or fertilization. The odor-free leaves are its feature. For information, visit www.lp a.com/caladium.htm or call the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce at 863-465-4331.

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15 Okeechobee News July 11, 2014 By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News The Paint Bucket, Okeechobees newest paint store, is a Benjamin Moore dealer. They offer every paint and paint supply you could ever want or need and they deliver. The Paint Bucket has a wonderful color match system. They can match any color and they also can save your paint information. If you come in and buy the baby blue for the new bathroom and “ ve years later you need the same paint, just come in and give them your name and they will have it forever stored in their database. In addition to paint, they have full lines of latex, enamel, stain and VOC. VOC is a new paint that it eco-friendly with low fumes so y ou can make your house look great and save the environment as well. This is our hometown, we are lifetime residents and we are just trying to support our local economy,Ž said Debbie Sales, owner of the Pant Bucket. The Paint Bucket can also give you estimates on any job. For example, need a fresh coat of paint on your place of business? Give them a call they will send someone out to you to help you and will give you the best price. The customer service here is amazing. Our clients are our family,Ž said Ms. Sales. The Paint Bucket, 109 N.W. Ninth Ave., and can be contacted at 863-357-4100. Come in and let them help make your home even more beautiful. The Paint Bucket is ready to paint the town red ... or any color you want Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyThe Paint Bucket has a huge selection of paints, brushes, stains and so much more! You have to see them to believe it! So stop on by! Special to the Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee County Library Crochet GuildThe members of the Okeechobee County Library Crochet Guild are: (from left to right … front row) Martha Scott, Linda From, Carol Ferguson; (second row) Dianne Taylor, Irene Jones, Linda Wier, Marilyn Rinear and Carol Thomas. The Crochet Guild prepared Infant Going Home Out“ ts for delivery on Dec. 18, 2013 to the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee and The Healthy Start Program of Okeechobee County. Each group received 30 Going Home Out“ ts and Christmas Hats for the newborn babies. In April 2014 The Okeechobee County Library Guild presented to The Healthy Start Program 48 sets of Going Home Out“ ts. The Okeechobee County Library Crochet Guild meets every Wednesday at the Okeechobee County Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to learn how to crochet or to crochet for these worthwhile organizations. The Okeechobee County Library Guild is always accepting donations of yarn, crochet supplies, onesies and booties to go along with the sets. These items are purchased by the ladies from the Okeechobee County Library Guild if there is not enough donated. Please stop and see us! Special to the Okeechobee News/ Teresa ChandlerProud to be an AmericanThis rainbow was captured with the American ” ag blowing freely in the wind at Waste Management Okeechobee Land“ ll on Tuesday, July 8. B.R.A.T. dance is July 19The Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a red, white and blue Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., Saturday, July 19 from 7 until 10 p.m. The dance is for students ages 1216. The cost is $7 and includes hot dogs, soda and chips. For information, contact Allison Chandler at 863-697-9096.

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16 Okeechobee News July 11, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local detective has made a second arrest in connection with a June burglary in which some checks, along with over $1,000 in cash, were stolen from a local business. Alisha Nicole Bullington, 31, N.E. 112th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Monday, July 8, on felony charges of burglary and grand theft. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a $5,000 bond. An arrest report by Detective Mark Shireman, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), stated Bullington was a former employee of the business and knew where the checks and cash were hidden. A Hewlett-Packard all-in-one computer was also taken from the business, added the detective. Only a former employee would have known where those things could have been found, stated the detective. Also charged in this case was Christopher English, 24. He was arrested June 12 on felony charges of burglary, grand theft (two counts) and uttering a forged instrument. English has also been charged with a June 7 home burglary in which pain medications, $20,000 in jewelry and $2,400 in cash was allegedly taken. He is being held in the county jail on a total bond of $25,000 bond. Detective Shireman indicated in his report that English apparently pried open the back door of the business to make it look like a break-in, but Bullington likely still had a key to the door. The detective went on to say $1,140 in cash was taken from the business, along with the checks and computer. That computer was found in a boat house behind Englishs home, pointed out Detective Shireman. Detective Shireman also indicated in his report that Jennifer Nicole Seifert, 20, was arrested June 10 on charges of grand theft and uttering a forged instrument. She allegedl y cashed one of the stolen checks for $750. English and another unidenti“ ed man reportedly each cashed one of the stolen instruments, but the amounts of those checks were not indicated in the report. A fourth check from that business was found in Englishs home, stated the detective. Second arrest made in burglary of business Alisha Bullington By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Apoka man wanted locally in connection with a 2013 carjacking case has been apprehended and is being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. Moses Serrano Jr., 25, N.W. 11th Lane, was arrested Wednesday, July 9, on felony charges of carjacking without a “ rearm or weapon and grand theft auto. He is being held on $55,000 bond. The initial incident report by Deputy Mark Margerum, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), indicated the theft occurred Oct. 28, 2013. According to that report Serrano went to the home of a local woman to hang outŽ and wait for a ride to pick him up. The w oman reportedly told the deputy that by 3 a.m. Serranos ride had not shown up, so she offered to take him wherever he needed to go. The woman, Serrano and the womans 2-year-old daughter got into the victims gold Chevrolet Tahoe sports utility vehicle and Serrano got in the drivers seat. When they were in the 2600 block of N.E. 48th Avenue, Serrano allegedly ordered the woman to get out of the SUV and to take her child with her. Serrano then sped off in the direction of S.R. 70 E., while the woman and her daughter walked to a home on N.E. 10th Lane where the homeowners allowed her to user their phone to call for help. Deputy Margerum said the SUV was valued at $6,000. Later that same day, OCSO Deputy Rusty Harts“ eld found the abandoned SUV in the 6500 block of N.E. Center Street. Although the vehicle was unlocked, Deputy Harts“ elds report indicated the center console, instrument panel, radio and license tag were now missing. Although the owner was told her vehicle had been recovered, she wasnt allowed to drive it because the instrument panel was gone, pointed out Deputy Harts“ elds report. It was later determined a number of other items in the vehicle were now missing, including the victims drivers license, her wallet, her checkbook, house keys, health insurance cards, a ” ip-down television, stereo speakers, the SUVs battery and her post of“ ce box keys. None of the OCSO reports indicate if any of those items were ever recovered. Serranos arraignment on these charges has been set for Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. in front of Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer. 13 carjacking case closed with arrest By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A 36-year-old Okeechobee man is being held on bond in the county jail after his arrest for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl, who is now pregnant. Leopoldo Ruiz, N.W. 102nd St., was arrested W ednesday, July 9, on three felony counts of lewd and lascivious battery. His bond has been set at $300,000. Ruiz and the girl apparently began a sexual relationship in January of this year, stated a report by Detective Rosemary Farless of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO). The girl learned she was pregnant in June of this year, added the report. According to the report Detective Farless “ rst investigated Ruiz and the girl in December of last year, but determined they were not having relations at that time. In a statement to the OCSO investigator, Ruiz allegedly said the victim initially told him she was 17 years old. He didnt “ nd out until several days later she was actually 14, added the report. Detective Farless went on to point out in her report Ruiz is already married with a family. Ruiz will be arraigned Sept. 3, at 9 a.m. in front of Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer. Report: Married man impregnates teen Moses Serrano Jr. Leopoldo Ruiz 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). € Eric Scott Kessler, 41, S.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 8 by Of“ cer Ryan Holroyd on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. His bond was set at $2,500. € Rusty James Earl Bailes, 36, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested July 8 by Deputy Jonathan Kemp on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held without bond. € Michelle Ann Smith, 46, S.W. Ninth St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 8 by Of“ cer Ryan Holroyd on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with violation of probation driving under the in” uence. She is being held without bond. € Jose Reyes, 46, was arrested July 8 by Deputy John Hazy on a Dade County warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, violation of probation aggravated battery, violation of probation false imprisonment with a deadly weapon, and the misdemeanors of violation of probation battery and violation of probation petit theft. He is being held without bond. € Mary Rose Busch, 39, S.W. Sea Green St., Palm City, was arrested July 8 by Deput y Bart Potter on a Broward County warrant charging her with the felony of fraud attempting to stage an accident. Her bond was set at $1,000. € William John Busch, 42, S.W. Sea Green St., Palm City, was arrested July 8 by Deput y Bart Potter on a Broward County warrant charging him with the felony of fraud attempting to stage an accident. His bond was set at $1,000. € Kimberly Lee Peaden, 43, N.E. 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested July 8 b y Deputy Steven Pollock on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the misdemeanor of violation of probation driving under the in” uence. Her bond was set at $2,500. € Jordyn Brice Miller, 23, N.W. 40th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested July 8 by Deput y Yamil Astacio on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation criminal mischief. He is being held without bond. € Angela Nicole Stubble“ eld, 28, S.E. Sixth Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Jul y 9 by Deputy Cari Arnold on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felon y of sale/delivery of a counterfeit controlled substance. Her bond was set at $50,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“ rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Library site of reading programThe Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will host a summer reading program at 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday 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. There will be prizes for reading and a reading log will be given out, along with crafts and more. Participants are not required to register for the program. For information, call 863-763-3536.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. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee• Fly Control Mineral • Fly Blocks • Fly Spray • Fly Bait • Pour-ons • Fly Bags Your Fly Control Center 17 Okeechobee News July 11, 2014 By Erica SkolteU.S. Army Corps of Engineers J acksonville DistrictThe Florida II is a survey vessel, but it has the capability to provide much more information than just water depth. The design speci“ cations and specialized equipment it carries make it possible to do many different types of surveys, and suitable for underwater archaeological research. As part of National Environmental Policy A ct (NEPA) compliance, we have to do cultural resource surveys on all projects we initiate, w hether they are terrestrial or underwater, at least a year in advance of work being done,Ž said Natalie Garrett, archaeologist. That includes upland dredge disposal sites and inlets like Jacksonville Harbor. We need to make sure that there are no historic sites, including shipwrecks, such as those from the Civil War and World War II.Ž We have to identify any sites within our project areas and coordinate with the State Historic Preservation Of“ cer (SHPO) and Tribal Historic Preservation Of“ cer (THPO) and take any actions required to make sure the sites arent adversely affected,Ž said Wendy Weaver, an archeologist with special training in underwater archaeology, who has been evaluating terrestrial and submerged cultural resources with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for “ ve years. During a cultural resources survey, archaeologists look for historic properties, including structures, shipwrecks and potential prehistoric or other archaeological sites. Shipwrecks are protected by the state of Florida, and in federal waters, they are protected under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the Abandoned Shipw recks Act. Sometimes there will be a buffer zone around a site, and prohibitions against any bottom-disturbing activities, such as dredging, dumping or anchoring. I was really impressed with the capabilities of the Florida II. We are capable of doing many archaeological surveys in house, rather than having to contract [the work] out,Ž said Ms. Weaver. The Florida II is fully equipped with specialized software, hardware and equipment that is deployed and towed off the stern of the v essel. One specialized piece of equipment that can be towed is a magnetometer, which is similar to a metal detector. It picks up on materials that have some component of iron, but does not detect gold, silver, aluminum or brass. Things like “ berglass hulls would not be picked up, but rigging and engine parts would. Metal ship hulls, cannons, anchors and anchor chains and even old wooden shipwrecks with nails could be detected, as well as things like unexploded ordnance. Magnetometers are also helpful for “ nding shipwrecks that have been covered by sand during hurricanes. Another feature is the side scan sonar, which takes a picture of the surface using sound waves. It can “ nd boats, debris and objects like crab traps sitting on the surface. The sub-bottom pro“ ler penetrates below the surface. It shows reef areas and other formations that might support marine life, as well as old shorelines, where it is common to have archeological sites. It can show things like old riverbeds and shell middens, piles of shell that may indicate that there was an archaeological site there before the sea level rose and covered it. Archaeologists know that archaeological sites on land often project out onto the continental shelf, since some of the areas that are currently underwater once were previously on dry land. For example, when the paleochannels (former river channels that dont exist anymore because they are now totally underwater) of the Econ“ na and Aucilla Rivers were followed three miles out into the Gulf of Mexico, archaeologists found a mastodon kill site in about 15 feet of water. Arrowheads, mastodon teeth and bones were evidence that the site was where a huge mastodon was killed and butchered. Thats why its important to look for archaeological sites underwater,Ž said Ms. Weaver. Theres always the potential for them to occur. We have found some promising sub-bottom data on the Atlantic Coast, but havent identi“ ed any archaeological sites as of yet.Ž We have done some surveys in smaller vessels in shallower water, but offshore, the Florida II provides a bigger, more stable platform that allows work to continue even in rougher weather,Ž said Weaver. In addition, the survey grid is programmed in, so the transects that the vessel follows are very uniform.Ž A COE survey vessel equipped for archaeological research Special to the Okeechobee NewsLocal residents and businesses may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in school supply items to the Edward J ones branch of“ ce, 107 Southwest 17th St., Suite J, during regular business hours from J uly 10 to Aug. 9. Some ideas for needed supplies: binders, calculators, colored pencils, compasses, construction paper, crayon boxes, dictionaries, dividers, erasers, folders, graph paper, glue sticks, highlighters, index cards, markers, mechanical pencils, notebooks, paper„wide & college ruled, pencil boxes/ pouches, pencils & sharpeners, pens„blue/ black/red, rulers, scienti“ c calculators, USB drives, childrens scissors and staplers. Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides “ nancial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its af“ liate, in Canada. Every aspect of the “ rms business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch of“ ces, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The “ rms 13,000-plus “ nancial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals „ from college savings to retirement „ and create longterm investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio, diversi“ ed portfolio. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today. Edward Jones of“ ce collecting school supplies

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Employment Full Time NOW HIRING LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Donnie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! Washington County School Program At Okeechobee Youth Development Center ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY Auto Technology Instructor (This school is located in a Department of Juvenile Justice Facility)Quali cations include high school diploma or equivalent, ASE & NATEF certi cations and a minimum of 6 years veri able work experience in automotive mechanics. Additional requirements are detailed at website: Go to http:/www.wcsdschools.com Go to Human Resources and Employment click on Job Announcements Create an account with a username and password, unless you have already completed this process. Complete your application for a CERTIFIED POSITION and attach a resume, etc. Then, you MUST APPLY for this position.APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 16th, 2014 (midnight)“Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants as well as employee” “Pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, random ( tness for duty) and follow-up drug testing will be implemented as per the School Board’s “Drug Free Workplace Policy” An Equal Opportunity Employer A. Duda & Sons, Inc. is currently looking for Experienced Mechanics. Pay commensurate with experience. You can apply in person at 12000 S. SR 29, Felda, Florida or online by sending your resume to hrlb@duda.com. Employment Full TimeCal-Maine Foods Inc Processing Maintenance supervisor, must have mechanical, electrical background. This is a salary position with full bene ts. Apply at: 6800 NE 120th St. Okee., Fl. or email resume to dberry@cmfoods.com 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. Drivers: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Established grower and shipper of fresh produce seeking an experienced individual with excellent maintenance skills and habits. This position involves a working knowledge of mechanical equipment, electrical motors/ drives and controls used with packaging machinery. The ability and to establish a PM program is required. Additional seasonal hourly demands are required during growing season. Please send resume to positions@mackfarms.com MECHANIC 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 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. SEEKING 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. 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 PropertyOKEECHOBEE Commercial Bay for lease. 1000 +/sq. ft. Great visible location, downtown on SW 2nd Ave. $550 month + Sec. 863-763-4414. Houses Rent2BED/1BATH HOUSE ON WATER BUCKHEAD RIDGE CALL GREG TO SEE 863-763-3374 OR 863-447-9376 1ST, LAST & SEC. $750.00 MONTHLY. 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 Duplex 2bd/1ba $600 monthly plus $600 sec. deposit. Lawn, pest and garbage included. No dogs. Call for more information 863-801-9119 OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Houses RentFOR RENT WITH OPTION TO BUY. RANCH Oak Hammock, 7 1/2 ac., fenced with 2 pastures, 3BR, 3BA, 2000 sq. ft. with porches, 48x24 2 story barn, with tack rm & chicken coop, 30’x30’ carport. Open House July 12th at 12 noon, available immediately. $1000 mo. Call 954-242-2558. 18088 NW 256 St. OAK PARK 2/1 NEW APPLIANCES $900 A MONTH CALL 863-467-1466 Office Space RentCORNER OFFICE 2,500 SQ FT, WATER-SEWERDUMPSTER INCLUDED, 1 MONTH FREE RENT, CALL 634-7994 FOR DETAILS. SMALL OFFICE FRONT FOR RENT, WATERSEWER-ELECTRIC INCLUDED, 1 MONTH FREE RENT. CALL 634-7994 FOR DETAILS. 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 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! 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* Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 ‘95 CHEVROLET MONTE-CARLO, GOOD AIR CONDITIONING, TIRES & WHEELS LIKE NEW, NO RUST. ASKING $2,500.00 863-763-598 7 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 18 Okeechobee News July 11, 2014

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Public NoticeCENTENNIAL CELEBRATION AD HOC COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee, Centennial Celebration Ad Hoc Committee (CCAHC) meeting will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014, 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact City Clerk’s Of ce at 863-763-3372 x215, or website, cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the CCAHC with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the City Clerk’s Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the CCAHC in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item MUST be provided to the Committee Secretary for the City’s records. By: J.D. Mixon, CCAHC Chairperson 466156 ON 7/11/2014 CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council for the City of Okeechobee, will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, July 15, 2015, 6:00 p.m ., or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website, cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the City Clerk’s Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Council in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item MUST be provided to the City Clerk for the City’s records. By: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 466157 ON 7/11/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold Budget Workshops on the following days July 21st thru July 23rd at 9:00 am 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 466083 ON 7/11/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD090 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2483 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 5 LOT 21 BLOCK 58 1-05-37-35-0050-00580-0210 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RAY LEE VALENTIN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according 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 14th day of August, 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. 465756 ON 7/4,11,18,25/2014 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD091 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2484 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 5 LOT 22 BLOCK 58 1-05-37-35-0050-00580-0220 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RAY LEE VALENTIN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according 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 14th day of August, 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. 465757 ON 7/4,11,18,25/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD085 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2031 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOT 15 BLOCK 93 1-22-33-35-0010-00930-0150 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALLEN FUGERE KENNETH R CHILDS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according 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 14th day of August, 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. 465751 ON 7/4,11,18,25/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD083 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2021 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOT 16 BLOCK 70 1-22-33-35-0010-00700-0160 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JEREMY MILLS RANDY MILLS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according 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 14th day of August, 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. 465749 ON 7/4,11,18,25/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD087 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2034 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOTS 20 & 21 BLOCK 102 1-22-33-35-0010-01020-0200 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: EDWARD CONDART Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according 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 14th day of August, 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. 465753 ON 7/4,11,18,25/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD089 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2378 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 2 LOT 18 BLOCK 17 1-05-37-35-0020-00170-0180 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: SURINDRA PHAGU TULAMATLLE PHAGU Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according 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 14th day of August, 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. 465755 ON 7/4,11,18,25/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD088 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2036 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOT 24 BLOCK 102 1-22-33-35-0010-01020-0240 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RUTH K SOULE WILLIAM A SOULE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according 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 14th day of August, 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. 465754 ON 7/4,11,18,25/2014 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 according 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 NOTICE 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 according 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 according 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 19 Okeechobee News July 11, 2014 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD082 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2020 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOT 15 BLOCK 70 1-22-33-35-0010-00700-0150 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JEREMY MILLS RANDY MILLS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according 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 14th day of August, 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. 465748 ON 7/4,11,18,25/2014 NOTICE 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 according 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 according 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 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD086 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2032 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOTS 4 5 6 7 BLOCK 102 1-22-33-35-0010-01020-0040 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHARLES J DERDITSCH CYNTHIA J DERDITSCH HEIRS OF CYNTHIA J DERDITSCH Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according 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 14th day of August, 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. 465752 ON 7/4,11,18,25/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD084 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2022 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: TOWNSITE OF OSOWAW LOTS 3 & 4 BLOCK 92 1-22-33-35-0010-00920-0030 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JUDITH HOLLAND MARY HERSHMAN RUTH WRIGHT LIFE ESTATE VICTORIA SAKA Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according 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 14th day of August, 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. 465750 ON 7/4,11,18,25/2014 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 according 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 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 according 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 Public NoticeNOTICE 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 according 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 472014C2000103PAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF MARVIN FREDERICK MANN, JR Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Marvin Fredrick Mann, Jr. deceased, whose date of death was February 26th, 2014 is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Suite 101 Okeechobee, FL The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is July 2nd, 2014. Personal Representative: Madelyn Carol Mann 34996 NE 4th Drive Okeechobee, FL 34972 JOHN T. BRENNAN, LLB, PLCAttorneys for Personal Representative200 SOUTH INDIAN RIVER DRIVE SUITE 304 FT. PIERCE, FL 34950 Florida Bar No. 008570 466108 ON 7/4,11/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014-CP-102 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: BILLY DON ALLEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f BILLY DON ALLEN, deceased, whose date of death was February 14, 2014, and whose Social Security Number is XXX-XX-1875, is the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, File No.: 2014-CP-102; the address of is Probate Division, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the defendant’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this Notice. WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTE R THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is July 4, 2014. CORTNEY A. CREWS Personal Representative 509 N.W. 16th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 WILLIAM J. WALLACE, P.A. Attorney for Petitioner 414 N.W. 2nd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 467-4671 (863) 763-5360 (Fax) 466129 ON 7/4,11/2014 20 Okeechobee News July 11, 2014 NOTICE 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 according 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 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014-CP-111 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: DAIANA FONSECA, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DAIANA FONSECA, deceased, whose date of death was September 16, 2013, is the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, File No.: 2014-CP-111; the address of is Probate Division, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER T HE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the defendant’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this Notice. WITHIN T HREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF T HE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED T WO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER T HE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is July 4, 2014. ELISEO FONSECA, Personal Representative 1713 N.W. 7th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 WILLIAM J. WALLACE, P.A. A ttorney for Petitioner 414 N.W. 2nd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (863) 467-4671 (863) 763-5360 (Fax) 466129 ON 7/4,11/2014 NOTICE OF REMOVAL OF NAMES OF POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE VOTERS Pursuant to Section 98.075(7) of the Florida Statutes, the following persons are hereby noti ed that they are potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to respond within thirty (30) days of this notice may result in determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections and removal of the registered voter’s name from the statewide voter registration system. Thomas M. Voss Last known address: 1498 SE 21st St Okeechobee, FL If further assistance is needed, please contact the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections. Diane Hagan, Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd St, Room 144 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863)763-4014 466230 ON 7/11/2014 21 Okeechobee News July 11, 2014ACROSS 1 Outlaw 10 City on the Shatt al-Arab river 15 Lady of the Lakes gift 16 Web-footed animal 17 Term popularized by physicist John Wheeler 18 Spring sound 19 Fully prepared 20 Alices chronicler 21 Italian nobleman 22 Presidential nickname 23 Member of a bygone empire 24 23-Down competitor 25 Scottish John 26 Sketch 28 Club alternative 29 Heavy metal band with the album The Final FrontierŽ 33 Convergence points 34 Some iPods 35 It fell in 2001 36 Heifetz contemporary 37 Old school 38 BOLO clarification, perhaps 40 A, in Austria 41 Mass producer 42 16-symbol system, for short 43 Gets a C, say 45 TV musical host in four decades 47 Like a slim chance, oddly 50 Egyptian signs of life 51 Latvian, for one 52 Unite by treaty 53 Family nicknames 54 Old Bethlehem sight 56 Coeur d__ 57 Where the wild things are 58 Forbidden looks 59 Gestation period DOWN 1 Everybody Loves RaymondŽ wife 2 Book inscription abbr. 3 Dream follower 4 Duel unit 5 Order member 6 Take a BowŽ Pop/R&B singer 7 Test options, at times 8 Inducing a nod, perhaps 9 Breyers __ Cookies & Cream 10 Beginning Cub Scout 11 Tragedy is __ for the living to gain wisdomŽ: RFK 12 Smelly prank 13 Airport pickup 14 San Martn was its liberator 23 Home 4 the HolidaysŽ adoption sponsor 24 People 25 Advised of 27 Skin lotion brand 29 New parents complaint 30 Thinking 31 Making a proposal, perhaps 32 Non-PC purchase 33 Show off, in a way 36 O.T. book before Daniel 38 __ Starkey, longtime drummer for The Who 39 Blues or Blue Jackets 41 Big shots44 Beef cut 46 1985 Malkovich movie 47 Trifle (with), as an idea 48 80s sitcom title woman 49 Seat of Texas Smith County 51 Realty ad abbr. 52 City near Des Moines 55 T size By Mark Bickham (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC05/17/1405/17/14ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewisxwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle No wonder newspaper readers earn more!saves you money by providing information about the best buys. READING A NEWSPAPER... Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Luviano Roo“ ng Co. scholarship was presented by Osiel Luviano and Oliver Harwas and was awarded to Rafe Fisher, Alejandro Nunez, Alexis Calvillo, and Mitchell McCoin. OHS students honored at Scholarship Night Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Llyod and Lloyd scholarship was presented by Susie Pickering and awarded to Carissa LiCata. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Frank W. Williamson Memorial Scholarship was presented by Magi Cable and awarded to Dayelle Shef“ eld. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Luviano Construction Co. scholarship was presented by Osiel Luviano and Oliver Harwas and awarded to Brent Baughman, Rachel Roehm, Alejandro Campos and Ana Huerta (not pictured).

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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: Viking Large 4bd/2ba Mobile with 2,000 Total Sq Ft/1,620 under air. Newer Model built in 2001, Garden Tub and Screened 1.25+/acres. $37,500 MLS # 208226 1021-M: Palm Village 4/2 DW, 2,482 total sq includes Clubhouse, 55+ comm. $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 5004-H: Basswood with 2,012 Total Sq Ft/1,536 under air. Built kitchen cabinets. Tile concrete driveway. $92,500 MLS # 208249 • 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 the cul-de-sac. MLS # 207053 • 2 Basswood lots on NW 32nd Ave. Each NOW $3,400 Make Offer • Palm Village Ranch clean Lot-Close to the Clubhouse. 55+community. $15,000 MLS# 207998 • Ok Acres $79,000 MLS # 207817 • Viking 2.5+/acres for $11,000 MLS # 207811 NEW LISTING 4002-H: Buckhead Ridge totally furnished! 2,085 Total Sq ft/974 under air. Metal room. Concrete seacleaning area. $130,000 MLS #208051 LAKE ACCESS Find your dream home here! Location, Location, Location Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com Over 100 Listings BLUE HERON~ MAJESTIC two story POOL Home on Golf Course! 4 Bd/3.5 Ba/ 2+Garage. Graceful stairway, chandelier, 22’ ceiling in Fm Rm. Formal living, Dining, Den, office. Sparkling kitchen w/ SS appliances. Three Marble Fireplaces. Guest Wing, Palacious Master Suitesitting room, wet bar, mirrored workout room. Screened pool. Oversized Lot. DREAM HOME! MLS 207804 $404,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457. Call 863.763.3134 to advertise! Someone reading this ad right now could be searching for a new home. Why not have them looking at yours? RIVER OAK ACRES Beautiful home on 2.3 acres, 21’ high cathedral ceilings, fireplace, balcony off master bedroom, hurricane shutters, wired in for generator. 30x50 metal garage with two 14’ foot rolling doors. Has an extra room in the garage along with a workshop. New A/C in 2007 with twice a year maintenance contract. New roof in 2005 40 year warranty. MLS 207896, $279,000. Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers. 22 Okeechobee News July 11, 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. VEHICLE STOCK QUANTITIES VARY DAILY, RANKINGS BASED ON REGISTERED SALES FOR CHRYSLER CORP. *PRICES PLUS TAX, TAG, $599.95 DEALER FEES, TITLE & MUST FINANCE THROUGHDEALER AND QUALIFY FOR ALL REBATES AND INCENTIVES… PRIC ES 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 V EHICLE. CUSTOMER MUST PRESENT COMPETITORS AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE AND SUPPLY ACCURATE VIN NUMBER. COMPETITORS AD MUST BE DATED S AME DAY AS THE CUSTOMERS PURCHASE. IF WE BEAT THE COMPETITORS PRICE, YOU MUST BUY THE VEHICLE FROM ARRIGO. DEALER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PURCHASE THE VEHICLE FROM THE OTHER DEALER. *$13,000 OFF 2014 RAM 3500 CREW CAB 4x4. ORIGINAL MSRP $62,535, SALE PRIC E $49,535 & RAM 2500 MEGA CAB ORIGINAL MSRP $66,390, SALE PRICE $53,390.PLUS T AX TAG TITLE & $599 DEALER FEES. INCLUDING FACTORY DEALER DISCOUNTS AND REBATES.  SWEEPSTAKES END 7/13/14. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. ^AVAILABLE ON JEEP CHRYSLER DODGE AND RAM VEHICLES PURCHASED AT ARRIGO ( EXCLUDES SRT VEHICLES ) § CHRYSLER 200 … MSRP $25 490 … SALE PRICE $20 490. TERMS CONDITIONS AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. ALL VEHICLES SUBJECT TO 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.Exclus io ns apply S e e de aler for complete det ails.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 $5000P 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 TOO F F MSRP§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!NO PURCHASE NECESSARYREGISTER TO WIN!^ 24 Okeechobee News July 11, 2014