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50¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 86 13.51 feetLast Year: 15.08 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Old train station Old train station demolished demolished ... Page 2 Party guest accused of jewelry theft ... Page 14 W ild animals nd new home at land ll ... Page 10 Clrng Or Cti! Friday, July 18, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Investigators with the city police and the sheriffs of“ ce are trying to track down the sources of some counterfeit money that was passed at two local businesses. Detective Bill Saum, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), described the $90 in bogus bills passed at a store in the city as pretty good looking money.Ž The store apparently took three $20 bills and three $10 bills sometime Sunday, July 13. The bills werent discovered immediately and store personnel was unable to say when the bills were passed or who took the bills. The OCPD detective said two of those $10 bills had the same serial number. While a report by Deputy Brant Harden, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce Area stores given counterfeit bills Special to the Okeechobee NewsSwim meet at Okeechobee Sports Complex set for SaturdayThe Okeechobee Sports Complex Pool will host a recreational league swim meet on Saturday, July 19, with warm ups starting at 7:30 a.m. The home team, Okeechobee Shockwaves will compete against other teams in the region. Spectator admission is free. Last week (photo above) the Shockwaves competed in a meet in West Palm Beach. By Charles M. Murphy Okeechobee News Early budget discussions, garbage rates, and several other business items confronted the Okeechobee City Council as they met in regular session Tuesday night at City Hall. The council set the tentative millage at 8.7997 mills. This would be a 1.2 mill increase or about 23 percent. Property values in the city have risen less than 1 percent in the past year. Councilman Dowling Watford said in years past the city has cut the “ nal millage after they reviewed the proposed budgets. Budget workshops will be held on Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. and Aug. 26 at 5 p.m., if needed. Public hearings on the budget will be held on Sept. 16 and Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. City employees will experience a 10 percent increase in health insurance costs this year. This brought about a lot of debate from the council about future health insurance plans. Mr. Watford said the city should stick with this plan despite the increase, It is a dif“ cult decision and Id like to determine the local contribution at budget time,Ž he said. Councilman Clayton Williams said this is the city contribution to Obamacare. He suggested the city look at a wellness program to try and cut costs, This will eat us alive,Ž he said. Well be working for just health insurance.Ž Mayor James Kirk presented a service award to City Clerk Lane Gamiotea for 25 years of service to the city. Mrs. Gamiotea said she has had some great memories in her service to the city. City council considers tax millage hikeSee BOGUS „ Page 5 See CITY „ Page 5

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee City Council voiced displeasure during their meeting Tuesday that the Okeechobee Train Station was demolished. Councilman Dowling Watford said he w as out of town at the time and was sent a photo of the building in the process of being demolished. He immediately contacted the City Administrator Brian Whitehall and later learned a permit had been issued for the demolition. It was a real shock. I was out of town and maybe that was a good thing. One of my friends sent me the photo on Facebook and I learned they did have a demolition permit. It was very disappointing and we are all disappointed we couldnt do more to save it,Ž he added. Mr. Watford compared this to the loss of the Southland Motel at the main intersection and the more recent demolition of the “ rst Okeechobee County Jail. A lot of people say gosh I wish we still had the motel and the old jail, this is just another old building we let go. It is unfortunate that a part of our history and heritage is gone,Ž he added. City of“ cials note there had been a ban on the demolition of buildings 50 years and older. The city council passed a resolution to protect historic structures but did not follow up with an ordinance. Mr. Watford said the demolition of the train station in his opinion was one of his saddest days as an elected of“ cial. He said he felt he failed personally in his duty to try and protect the building. I apologize for not doing the things we needed to do to save that structure. I feel like I failed on this one,Ž he added. Councilman Mike OConnor praised Mr. Watford for his passion to protect history and the city and said he had nothing to apologize for, I understand your passion and I feel you did all that you could.Ž City Attorney John Cook said the property was sold and the private owner listed the structure as a warehouse in his application for a demolition permit. He said the city staff had no idea they had issued a permit to tear down the train station. It was a surprise. Apparently there was a discrepancy in the property appraiser records as to where the property was or what it was and by the time the city discovered exactly what it was the building was half gone. It was a mistake on both sides. I dont think it was intentional. If it was, that might put a different light on it,Ž he added. Mr. Watford also said he wished something could have been done to save the station. He noted CSX was not responsive over many years of effort by Okeechobee Main Street, private citizens and others. What Im most upset about is the permit application. You cannot debate that this application was not correct. I cannot believe that someone can “ ll out a permit and then suffer no consequences for the inaccuracies. This is like driving 100 miles per hour and then when youre pulled over by the police you state my speedometer was broken,Ž he said. Mr. Watford said he would support the city looking at all remedies and taking action on this issue. Councilman Devin Maxwell said he too had little luck in constant contacts with CSX. He stated he worked many hours trying to help the community save the building. He described their position as indifference. A lot of this is about the railroad and their historic powers, but this was a total disregard for our local history,Ž he added. Attorney Cook said he has been involved since the start on this issue and has not been able to discover any legal remedy that is available to the city. He said the permit mistakes will be reviewed. Mr. Cook said he will submit a report to the city administrator within 30 days. Mayor James Kirk said he wants to make sure the city is on solid legal ground if the y move in that direction. He noted the cit y fought a losing battle from the start. Mr. Watford said he respects the fact the new property owner has the right to use his property but he didnt like the way this demolition occurred. City staff just didnt have any idea this was the building being demolished,Ž he said. Once it was started, you couldnt go back. What disappoints me more is we dont have any means of enforcement, without enforcement, things can become very unruly.Ž PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS FROM FLEAS, TICKS & MOSQUITOS Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee Stop by and see us today.Frontline • Advantage • Tri-Force Advantix • Fly Relief • Bronco Repel-X Mosquito Halt • Saber & Many More MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., July 18TH Thurs., July 24THFor Info, Call 763-7202 III: “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 & 7:00II: “PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun, Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00I: “TAMMY”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun, Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG R PG-13 2 Okeechobee News July 18, 2014 Train depot demolition shocks city council Today : Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 90F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 73F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mphExtended ForecastSaturday: Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 89F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Saturday Night: A few thunderstorms in the evening. Mainly clear skies after midnight. Low 73F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Sunday: Partly cloudy in the morning. Thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 88F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Sunday Night: Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy skies overnight. Low 73F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Monday: Partly cloudy early with thunderstorms becoming likely during the afternoon. High 86F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Okeechobee Forecast The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is reminding everyone to take additional steps to ensure that no child is left unattended in a vehicle this summer. This year, there have been two reported cases in Florida of children dying of heatstroke after being left in cars. Dont be distracted when leaving your vehicle and take a second look in the back seat to ensure a child is not left behind. Getting into a car that has been sitting in the sun on a hot summer day in Florida can be unbearable. The inside of a vehicle can heat up by 20 degrees in just 10 minutes and cracking a window open does little to keep the vehicle cool. A childs body temperature can rise three to “ ve times faster than an adults and heatstroke in a closed vehicle can occur when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees outside. For the safety of your children, never leave a child unattended in a v ehicle, even for a short period of time. Florida law makes it a criminal offense to leave a child under the age of 6 unattended in a vehicle. Tips for preventing heatstroke deaths in vehicles: € NEVER leave any child unattended in a vehicle. € Put something in the back seat that you will need at your “ nal destination like a purse, briefcase, cell phone or shoe that will remind you to look in the back seat. € If you see a child unattended in a vehicle, call 911. € After checking to make sure your vehicle is empty, always lock it and teach children not to play in vehicles. € Pets are also susceptible to heatstroke if left unattended in a closed vehicle. A study by researchers at San Francisco State University showed that, on average, 38 children die each year as a result of heatstroke after being left in a closed vehicle. Since 1998, 66 child heatstroke deaths have occurred in Florida for this reason, more than any other state. Hot cars can be deadly for children and pets

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W ater, water, everywhere€ I have a petition being signed in Bassw ood Estates addressed to the governor to force the county to “ x the drainage problem w e have in our neighborhood. We need help and the county refuses to address the issue. € The county also needs to do something w ith the drainage problem in Ousley Estates w here Seminole Cove was allowed to build up and turn our yards into ponds.Marijuana grow house€ Marijuana not legal in Florida. Good job Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce. € In four months they may be able to apply for the license and what they are doing c ould be legal. Leave the pot growers alone. F ocus on a real threat to public safety, go b ust some drunk drivers. € The issue about legal or not is moot. T he idea that it will be licensed in a few months is also moot. It is currently illegal and building an underground grow house is pretty damning evidence that they knew it was illegal too. Bare in mind that not all pot is medicinal. And regardless of peoples opinions of its harmlessness or not it does alter brain function and should not be taken lightly. € Marijuana has its drawbacks, but it has w ay less drawbacks than alcohol and the fact is that most negativity about pot comes from the stereotyping of lazy pothead hippies and jerk teenagers. Marijuana has lots of positive attributes and has helped lots of people. Society once made alcohol illegal t oo. There are lots of stories about how bad alcohol is and the domestic abuse caused by it. Once marijuana is made legal, less people like the ones arrested here (and rightfully so) w ill have to sneak around to grow it! € The war on drugs is a failure. We have s pent millions of dollars in tax money locking up people for drug possession. It would do a lot more good to put that money into rehab programs. The only ones going to jail s hould be those who sell illegal drugs. € I would like to see Florida follow the example of Colorado, and legalize recreational marijuana. I think it would cut down on the illegal drug problem if people could buy pot legally and enjoy it in their homes. And like in Colorado, they let people grow a few marijuana plants for personal use. Just like with the repeal of prohibition. Make it legal. Tax it and take the criminal elements out of the equation. € My mother has stage 4 cancer and only if OCSO would realize that weed helps people like my mom then they would back off. What about people who abuse pills and meth houses here? They need to bust them. Leave the people who smoke pot alone.Questions for county commission candidates€ Just who is responsible to keep the ditches mowed and cleaned out? € The ARCŽ Rehab, lost their lease so why are they still having some sort of operations there? € Do you have any great ideas that not only save the county money but also potentially create jobs here in Okeechobee?Extended school day€ I see another elementary school has to extend the school day by one hour because the kids are not making suf“ cient learning gains. Parents should realize the schools cant do it all. Read to your child. Have your child read aloud to you. You would be amazed at how much difference just 20 minutes a day can make. And reading together is a great way to share time with your kids. € I dont think a longer school day is the answer. My son went to Everglades last year and at “ rst I thought the extra hour of reading was great! Until he didnt get home until 4:20 p.m., with homework! This is too much for our kids. Its like a full-time work day. € My boys went to Everglades and that makes for a VERY long day. The kids should not suffer because the schools FCAT score make their rating low. Not all kids learn on the same level.Ž € Ill move my child to another school. € I had to zone waiver my son out of Everglades last year because I really didnt see anything productive coming out of that extra hour. Still came home, just tired and late, with a pile of homework. I refuse to let my son pay for others mistakes. What happened to tutoring the ones who need help and letting the ones who dont need the extra help go on about their pile of homework? VoteInsanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein People, voters, quit complaining about the political mess and do something about it. Vote out all the career politicians at all levels of government and get new blood ” owing. Put term limitations on politicians, take away all the special perks they have voted for themselves and their families. Force them to be like the system was supposed to be. FOR THE PEOPLE, not for the special people. Live like we the people actually live. I can say it no better than Albert Einstein did. But wait, we would rather stay with the norm than take a chance on change. So either stay on the pot and complain or get off the pot and do something about it. Sue Brown July 18, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independent’s mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community’s deliberation of public issues.Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe City of Okeechobee Centennial Committee had their “ rst meeting to introduce all voting and nonvoting advisory members to each other and their city advisors. A chair was elected to ensure that all parliamentary procedures were followed so future meetings could be handled with ef“ ciency and fairness. A vice chair was elected to ensure that in the absence of the chair all meetings would meet the same criteria. Congratulations to J.D. Mixon who will serve as the chair for the Centennial Committee and Dawn Hoover as vice chair. City Attorney John Cook, Administrator Brian Whitehall, City Clerk Lane Gamiotea and Public Works Director David Allen assisted with reviewing policies, procedures and laws that will govern this committee. A Budget Liaison was elected to work with the city and the committee on “ nancial issues brought about from the committee. The committee also elected a member who will work with the schools to ensure their active participation in future Centennial events. Congratulations to John Williams who will serve as our Budget Liaison and Jeanne En“ nger who will work with the schools. A mission statement was adopted that will guide the committee and the events through this upcoming celebration. The mission statement will be: The City of Okeechobees Centennial year of 2015, is an opportunity to showcase our heritage, promote awareness of our history, and create lasting legacies as we move into the future. The Centennial Committee welcomes community input and participation. Input is welcomed at the meetings that are currently scheduled to run on the second and fourth Monday of each month till further notice; these meetings will be recorded in the Public Notice section of the newspaper. Community participation would also be welcomed in working with committee members to plan, coordinate and run events, contests and/or programs associated with this remarkable milestone in our citys history. Community involvement will be of the utmost importance in ensuring that all the diversity and rich history o f Okeechobee are represented. Be a part o f Okeechobees history and future; celebrate with the City of Okeechobees Centennial Committee. For more information contact the clerks of“ ce at 863-763-3372 ext. 215 or lgamiotea@cityofokeechobee.com Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/OkeechobeeCentennial. City of Okeechobee Centennial Committee Committee planning the City Centennial

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5 Okeechobee News July 18, 2014 She noted she intends to serve at least another “ ve years. It felt really great and it was quite an honor. Weve had a lot of good memories here,Ž Mrs. Gamiotea remarked afterward. Mrs. Gamiotea said the city job is a lot of fun and the department heads did an excellent job honing the talents of employees. She thanked former City Clerk Bonnie Thomas for her mentorship and counseling over the years. Mrs. Gamiotea admitted she didnt expect to have a career as a city clerk. She attended Indian River Community College and wanted to become a marketing and design director for fashion merchandising. The time has gone a lot faster that I would have ever predicted. I started at age 20, and it has been amazing to be a part of the city. It has been so much fun and I look forward to my retirement party because I have a lot of stories I really want to share with people,Ž she added. City Centennial Committee Chairman J.D. Nixon said they would like to build some improvements to the city that would emphasize the importance of the city birthday. The council adopted a resolution to set the annual solid waste collection and disposal rates. The rate pays for collection and disposal. The rate will increase just over 1.6 percent. The monthly rate is $19.16. The total collected will be $404,793. The council also approved commercial trash rates which range from $94.31 to $1,176 per month. City Administrator Brian Whitehall said the rates will increase by one percent. The council praised the service Waste Management has provided the city. They report few complaints in the past year about trash collection. The council went on record to support the effort to bring a natural gas power plant to Okeechobee County. The project would create 300 construction jobs and about 40 permanent jobs. Florida Power and Light Spokesperson Nick Blount restated the interest in the plant. In April they “ led an application with the Florida Public Service Commission for 2,800 acres near the Indian River County line. They want the additional power in 2019. You can purchase that power from somebody else or build a power plant,Ž he said. Mr. Blount said there are half a dozen sites on the preferred list. Mr. Blount will retire after 42 years of service at the end of July. Councilman Watford praised FPL for their support and their responsiveness to the community and praised Mr. Blount for his work on behalf of Okeechobee. In other action, the city approved a maintenance agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation. The city will receive less from the state than what it costs to maintain various medians in the city. The city will receive $8,632.52 from the state. They plan to rebid their land maintenance agreement to try and cut costs. The council also approved a recommendation from the city code enforcement board to foreclose on a residence at 919 N.W. 10th St. The property, code enforcement of“ cers wrote, was in need of cleaning and beauti“ cation. The property was “ rst cited in the summer of 2013. Attorney John Cook said the property is in bad shape and a health hazard, We do need to do something with this property. The property is in foreclosure. A local company wants to own it and we need to get in contact with the new owners before we “ le anything.Ž He asked for a 60-day extension to tr y and resolve the code enforcement violation. The code lien is over $7,000. Mayor Kirk said the property owner hasnt cooperated and the city has no choice but to foreclose. Councilman Watford said he worried this lien might deter a new owner from purchasing this property. The council voted 5-0 to begin foreclosure proceedings. The council also approved a change order for the new streetscape project on South Parrott Avenue. The cost increased b y $13,805 due to additional plants requested by the city. $9,364 was spent on the ne w plants and about $3,826 on additional mulch required. Administrator Whitehall said the original bid was very favorable and they opted to expand the median project. The Florid a Department of Transportation denied the expansion to other medians so we opted to expand the work on the original medians.Ž CITYContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCity Clerk Lane Gamiotea (left) was congratulated for 25 years of service to the city Tuesday night by Mayor Jim Kirk. (OCSO), indicated a U.S. 441 S.E. convenience store was given a counterfeit $10 bill Tuesday, July 15, the clerk used a marking pen to determine the bill was no good. According to the deputys report the woman who passed that bill said she was given the bill as change when she purchased a soft drink at a local bar. She reportedly paid for the drink with a $20 bill. The deputy then spoke with the bartender at that bar who said he remembered the customer and recalled making change for the $20 bill, but he did not know who gave him the bad $10. The clerk at the convenience store checked the other money given as change at the bar and those bills were all good. Deputy Harden described the money as older styleŽ but clearly counterfeit. Please pay attention,Ž said Detective Saum. If the bill feels like paper „ it is. Real money is normally printed on cotton-based paper.Ž The 75 percent cotton and 25 percent linen formula for U.S. currency has remained the same since 1879. The “ ber blend allows the paper money to hold up to the wear and tear of daily use. Detective Saum said the funny mone y will be forwarded the U.S. Secret Service. If its good, theyll send it back,Ž he said. BOGUSContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee NewsGrand Oaks visits museumBettye Smith, Mildred Cox, Ashley Christensen were with Grand Oaks on an outing to the historical old school house on July 3. Kay McCool (second from right) and Zelda Mixon (right) told the group about area history.

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L ibrary hosts Gordie PeerFriends of the Library present Gordie P eerŽ and the history of U.S. cattle ranching, f ree of charge at the library, 206 S.W. 16th S t., on Thursday, July 24 at 5 p.m.VFW will host karaokeVFW Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host bar bingo on Friday, July 18 at 1 p.m. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Sunday, July 20, fried chicken dinner is from 1-3 p.m. Breast Cancer seminar setBreast Cancer Treatment in-a-day seminar will be held on Saturday, July 19, at the KOA Kampground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by email if you are able to attend and if you are bringing a guest. Send your email to rgardner. foundation1@gmail.com.B.R.A.T. Club hosts danceThe 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., on Saturday, July 19 from 7 until 10 p.m. The dance is for students ages 12-16. The cost is $7 and includes hot dogs, soda and chips. For information, contact Allison Chandler at 863-697-9096.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo on July 20 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene“ t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Garden & Orchid Club meetsBoth the Garden and Orchid Clubs will meet on Monday, July 21 At 6 p.m. the Garden Club will meet followed by the Orchid Club at 7 p.m. The meetings are held at the Extension Center, 451 Highway 98 N. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 863-763-6469.Meet your GOP candidatesCome hear your Republican candidates on Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at Beef OBradys. Everyone is welcome to come. For more information, call Debi at 863-5322482.Christmas in July in BHRLady Amvets of Buckhead Ridge Post 9528 are hosting Christmas in July on Saturday, July 26 We will have a shrimp boil that includes roll and dessert for a donation of $7. Plans call for Santa and Mrs. Claus pictures, the raf” e of a lotto ticket Christmas tree and a living Florida-style Christmas tree. All proceeds directly bene“ t local veterans programs. Call 863-467-2882 for more details and come join us for the fun.Photo workshop plannedA free photo editing workshop will be held at the Okeechobee Library on Thursday, July 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn to crop, brighten, or color correct the photos you take with your digital camera or phone using free software. For more information, call 772-708-6764.School supply drive startsChildrens Home Society of Florida is now accepting new backpacks and school supplies or cash donations for its Back-toSchool Drive, through Aug. 1 to help children and teens go back to school feeling prepared and con“ dent. Check out details at www.chs” .org/bts. For more information, call Ashleigh Gaultney at 405-250-4762.Coalition to meet Aug. 6Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. at their of“ ce located in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The coalition is part of a statewide network responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact Executive Director Kay Begin at 863462-5877. Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Vincent James Hall, 69OKEECHOBEE „ Vincent James Hall died July 16, 2014. He was born July 29, 1944 in Drift, Kentucky to Ted and Susie Johnson Hall. A resident of Okeechobee since 2003, he was a lineman and he enjoyed “ shing, camping, the outdoors, gardening and canning. He always dreamed of riding a bicycle around the lake. Mr. Hall is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bonnie Hall; three sons, Rickey Hall, Randy Hall (Lisa) all of Okeechobee and Robbie Hall (Mellissa) of Batavia, Ohio; two daughters, Tammy Merz (John) of Bethel, Ohio and Teresa Lenhart of Amelia, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Hall (Shirley) of Lindside, West Virginia and John B. Hall of Georgetown, Ohio; two sisters, Phyllis Wilbert of Georgetown, Ohio and Edna Nelson of Stout, Ohio and his beloved dog, Benji. A memorial service will be held at a later date up north. For those who so desire, donations in memory of Vince may be made to any Heart, Cancer or Parkinsons foundations of their choosing or can donate to http://www.gofundme.com/bnnx00 to help pay for medical bills, etc. 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. W ilma (Plummer, Stanley, Emerson) Knopp, 94OKEECHOBEE „ Wilma (Plummer, Stanley, Emerson) Knopp went to meet her Savior Sunday, July 13, 2014. She was 94 years y oung. She was born Dec. 5, 1919 in Chester“ eld, Ind. to Clifford and Mary Plummer. She lived most of her life in A nderson, Indiana. She retired from G.M. Delco Remy in 1978. She and her husband, Donald Knopp, moved to Okeechobee, Florida in 1988. She was a member of the Gospel Light Chapel in Anderson, Indiana and attended First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, Florida. She will be so missed. She loved attending church and Sunday School and being with her Sunday School class. She liked to “ sh, camp, crochet, read, work crossw ord puzzles and play with her great grandchildren. She loved all children, especially babies, no matter who they belonged to. She always had a ready smile and a great sense of humor. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Mary Plummer; two husbands, Willie Emerson and Donald Knopp; three children, J ack Stanley (Dixie), Judy Miller (Jim) and Carolyn Gustin (Joe); three sisters, Freida Bennett, Madonna Walker and Betty Jarrett; two grandsons, Kevin Stanley and Jared Woolard. She is survived by two daughters, Charlene Keefer (Bud) of Okeechobee, and Nichole Dorsey (Ted) of Middletown, Ind.; two brothers, Paul Plummer and Phillip Plummer (Bette) all of Anderson, Indiana; 12 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 52 great great grandchildren; 6 great great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews in Anderson, Ind. There will be a memorial service at a later time in Anderson, Ind. 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. 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Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 9 Okeechobee News July 18, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News On Tuesday, July 8, Main Street greeted about 75 members, visitors, friends and community partners to a bright and cheery holiday inspired mixer. The Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. Hwy 441 S.E., invited Main Street members to join in their local Christmas in July toy drive. Main Street Executive Director Sharie Turgeon welcomed the mixer guests and introduced Yvonne Coleman, manager. Yvonne expressed her sincerest thanks to the Main Street guests for their contribution to the Christmas in July drive. All toys, money, clothes, nonperishable food and school supplies will be distributed to a number of local charities at the end of July. Yvonne introduced her staff and Merle Phillips, owner to the large crowd that had gathered at the event. The hospitality of Brahma Bull was extended in a huge way as some of the best food in town was brought in on platters and circulated through the hungry crowd. Donations of all sorts will be accepted throughout the month of July so stop by the Brahma Bull for delicious food and to give a gift. Savory food and delicious drinks were a hit but now it was time to give Main Street the ” oor. Main Street would like to thank Regions for their support through a donation of $2,500 to replace the banners down Park St. Also we would like to thank the show of support from our corporate member Seacoast National Bank and our member Harbor Community Bank for the recognition on their street marquees thanking Main Street for their investment in the community. We again reminded everyone about the Highwaymen art exhibit, a tribute to Robert Butler on display through Aug. 8. Main Street also talked to everyone about the new opportunities for involvement through a Patron of the Arts donation of which we have raised enough money to support our next reception. Main Street would like to invite both members and nonmembers to participate in a committee to support the Main Street organization. To “ nd out more about the committees call Sharie at 863-357-6246 or visit our website at www.okeechobeemainstreet.org. Okeechobee Main Streets next mixer has been con“ rmed and will be at the Tin Fish Restaurant, 301 N. Parrott Ave. Please bring family, friends and co-workers for a great night of food, drink and company. Business members dont forget to bring great door prizes. The mixer will be Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend any o f our mixers. We open this to everyone so we can encourage new members by showing that our community needs everyone. Meg a 50/50 tickets will still be available for $1 for one ticket and $5 for six tickets. Brahma Bull Restaurant hosts Main Street Mixer Special to the Okeechobee New s Left to right at the Main Street Mixer are Debbie Martin, John Gurney, Bridgett e Waldau, Maureen Burroughs, Yvonne Coleman, Terry Burroughs, Merle Phillips, Lisa Glover, Sharie Turgeon and Mark Bragel. PALM BEACH COUNTY … The Florida Department of Environmental Protections (DEP) Of“ ce of Ecosystem Projects issued a permit to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) July 10 to construct the L-8 Divide Structure, a key component of Governor Rick Scotts strategies to restore south Florida ecosystems. The L-8 Divide Structure will assist the movement of stormw ater into the L-8 Flow Equalization Basin providing much needed water storage and, w hen necessary, directing water from the L-8 Flow Equalization Basin south to designated stormwater treatment areas. The department and the South Florida W ater Management District continue to make progress on Governor Scotts strategies to restore south Floridas ecosystems,Ž said DEP Secretary Herschel Vinyard. This project is another signi“ cant step forward for the region as we work to increase our w ater storage and water treatment capacity and move cleaner water south, where it will ensure proper nourishment of Floridas Everglades.Ž The L-8 Flow Equalization Basin will use a 53-foot-deep reservoir capable of storing approximately 45,000 acre-feet of water, or the equivalent of 22,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water. The belowground reservoir was a former rock mine site located in central Palm Beach County. The locations unique geology allows for deep, below-ground storage, reduces water loss through seepage and minimizes levee safety concerns. The L-8 Flow Equalization Basin consists of seven interconnected cells that will be utilized to manage basin stormw ater. During storm events and other peak ” ow times, the reservoir will act as a storage feature. During dry periods, the reservoir will deliver ” ows for optimized treatment prior to those ” ows entering the Everglades. Other project elements such as the construction of a permanent discharge pump station and the in” ow feature are already underway and on schedule for completion by Dec. 2016. The construction of embankment protection features is also nearing completion. Total project cost for the L-8 Flow Equalization Basin and associated projects is $75.5 million, with $35 million spent to date. Construction of the L-8 Divide Structure is scheduled for Aug. 2014 through Oct. 2016. 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Rehabilitated barn owls, a bobcat, blue heron crane, box turtle and bunnies have a new home at Okeechobee Land“ ll, Inc. Arnolds Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, animal care specialists Freddie Holecek and A ngela Waldron along with Waste Management Sr. District Manager Tony Bishop participated in the recent release of an array of rehabilitated animals to the Okeechobee w ildlife habitat. Upon release of the three barn owls, two took ” ight directly to the trees and one found home on a fence post. The bobcat ran directly into the w oods, showing immediate adaptation. The box turtle and blue heron were released into the land“ lls w etlands which will serve as a perfect habitat for the two animals. The bunnies w ere released at the newly planted pollinator garden and hopped away as soon as they were placed on solid ground. The rehabilitated animals were a sight to see as they made the land“ ll their new home,Ž said Mr. Bishop. It is always a memorable experience to watch the wild animals adapt to their natural surroundings.Ž The Okeechobee Land“ ll, a 4,100-acre facility in rural Florida, continues to provide habitat for a variety of sensitive species, including the sand hill crane, gopher tortoise, eastern indigo snake and American alligator. More than 2,000 acres of the site are managed for wildlife and consist of restored marsh and forested wetland habitat. In addition to habitat enhancement projects, the Okeechobee Land“ ll also hosts elementary students and camps to teach them about environmental conservation. Waste Management Community Relations Manager Teresa Chandler along with ATKINS Environmental Scientist Tiffany Crosby also worked with South Elementary fourth grade students in the planting of 100 pine seedlings to enhance the wetland wildlife corridor at the land“ ll. Arnolds Wildlife Rehabilitation Center congratulates Okeechobee Land“ ll on its Wildlife Habitat Wildlife at WorkŽ site,Ž said Sue Arnold, president of the center. We have utilized the wildlife preserve on several occasions to release rehabilitated animals back into the wild, and we appreciate the preservation of these natural areas in Okeechobee County for their important habit and educational value.Ž In 2007, Waste Management pledged to preserve and restore 25,000 acres of wildlife habitat across North America. The company achieved this goal in 2010 and now has 28,000 acres. Waste Management also committed to have Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC)-certi“ ed programs at 100 or more of its facilities. With the addition of this years certi“ cations, the company has surpassed this goal. At Waste Management our conservation goals are aggressive but achievable. Look at what weve accomplished in just a few years,Ž said President and CEO David Steiner. The success of our WHC programs has driven us to work harder on developing long-term sustainability and conservation programs that provide a role of everyone in the community to pursue a common goal „ making the planet a better place for future generations to enjoy.Ž Waste Management has been working closely with WHC since 2000. In 2008, the company was the “ rst recipient of the organizations William W. Howard CEO Award recognizing the companys efforts in conservation, education and outreach efforts. By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News The Paint Bucket, Okeechobees newest paint store, is a Benjamin Moore Paint dealer. They offer a wide variety of paint and painting supplies. 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 y ou need the same paint, they can easily look up your account in their database. In addition to paint, they have full lines of latex, stain, industrial and No-VOC coatings. VOC is short for volatile organic compounds,Ž which create fumes. No-VOC products are odorless and more environmentally friendly than traditional paint products. Need a warranty? Benjamin Moore can provide a warranty on the coating with a w ritten speci“ cation done by a Benjamin Moore representative. If you need help with a big job, The Paint Bucket can refer you to a local painter to meet your needs. 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 customer service here is amazing. Our clients are our family,Ž said Mrs. 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. INTEGRITY. ITS NOT JUST SOMETHING WE CARE ABOUT. ITS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO.Let us do right by you today „ call Emory Walker Company. SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLESEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. RECEIVE UP TO A$1,700REBATE* with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox home comfort system. ORCAC014022 OFFER EXPIRES 8/22/2014. *System rebate offers range from $300 to $1,700. See your local Lennox dealer for details. 2014 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. One offer available per qualifying purchase.(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC Every Other Saturday Starting July 5 Don West and “Silver Eagle Band” DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE Highlands Social Center 3400 Sebring Parkway Sebring, Fl -863-471-1737 BYOBAdmission $5. 10 Okeechobee News July 18, 2014 Rehabilitated wild animals “ nd new home at land“ ll The Paint Bucket opens in Okeechobee Special to the Okeechobee NewsThis is Okeechobees newest paint store, a Benjamin Moore Paint dealer. Arnolds Specialist Angela Waldron, Sr. District Manager Tony Bishop and Arnolds Specialist Freddie Holecek prepare to release barn owls. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Waste ManagementArnolds Specialist Angela Waldron and Sr. District Manager Tony Bishop get ready to release wild rabbits. Waste Managements Pam Duenas and Pam Casperson keep an eye on the bobcat who was ready for release.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Various governments were represented W ednesday when the Okeechobee First United Methodist Church hosted the monthly meeting of the Treasure Coast Council of Local Governments. Among items of discussion were annual elections for the Florida League of Cities. The group supported interest from the J ensen Beach Chamber of Commerce to join the group. An ethics training course is being planned for all city of“ cials in early 2015. It is a fourhour training which is required by the state. They expect to have over 50 city of“ cials in attendance. A venue has yet to be announced. Max Macon will be the new representative for Florida Power and Light in Okeechobee County. Nick Blount retires at the end of the month. The guest speaker was Judge Nelson Bailey. He is an authority on Florida History. The Treasure Coast Regional League of Cities also were in attendance. Bailey recently retired as Palm Beach County judge assigned to Belle Glade. Also in attendance were State Representatives Gayle Harrell and Debbie May“ eld. Judge Bailey told the crowd he rode the Florida Cracker Trail in 1989 and it gave him a new perspective on Florida. He spoke with an older cowboy whose great uncle who drove cattle that fed the confederate army during the Civil War. Bailey became interested in the story of Florida history and horses and cattle that made our history. He noted the Spanish explorers and ships were required to bring breeding stock on their voyages. This included hogs and goats. The Caloosa Indians attacked Ponce Deleon and his army when they came ashore in south west Florida and they retreated to Cuba. They left behind all of their breeding stock. Florida was the “ rst to have ranches and cattle. Stories of the American cowbo y often leave out Florida. Florida established St. Augustine nearly 100 years before Jamestown and the Pilgrims. Citrus and sugarcane were introduced b y the Spanish in Florida. For nearly 200 years Florida provided cattle for Cuba. Cuba did not have cattle because cows would eat their sugarcane crop and cut into pro“ ts. Cattle learned, after their introduction, that highways held the heat and were warm places to sleep. It resulted in many traf“ c fatalities on colder winter nights and on fogg y mornings. 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 12 Okeechobee News July 18, 2014 Okeechobee hosts Treasure Coast League of Cities Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTodd Mowery, St. Lucie County Commissioner greets the crowd at the Methodist Church Wednesday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJudge Nelson Bailey addressed a crowd of over 100 people at Okeechobees United Methodist Church Wednesday. Special to the Okeechobee NewsRotary hosts Circuit 19 candidateAt the Rotary meeting on July 15, the speaker was attorney Steve Ziskinder, candidate for Circuit 19 judiciary. Pictured are Steve Ziskinder and Rotary President Rob Willson. Okeechobee Rotary meets every Tuesday at noon at Golden Corral.

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14 Okeechobee News July 18, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman is being held on $50,000 bond following her arrest for allegedly robbing a man as he was supposedly being held down by an accomplice. Charged Saturday, July 12, with one felony count of robbery was Michelle Mixon, 38, N.W. 18th Ave. Mixon was arrested by Deputy Elbert Kline, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), as she was riding her bicycle on N.W. 38th Ave. „ just a few blocks from w here the alleged robbery occurred. According to the deputys report the victim was sitting under his carport when a w oman on a bicycle and a man approached him. The man, he reportedly told the deputy, pulled him into the road and held him down while the woman took $35 out of his pocket. At that point the man ” ed the scene and the victim got up and ran to the home of a family member where he called the sheriffs of“ ce for help. Deputies are still looking for the man who the victim described as black male standing about 6 feet tall and weighing 220 to 250 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt, plaid shorts and a black hat, stated the deputy. OCSO Deputy Matt Crawford, his K-9 Nero, and other deputies searched the area but could not “ nd the male assailant. The victim, continued the report, had scratches on his back from being forced to the roadway, his clothing was dirty and his shirt was still lying on the street. Deputy Klines report goes on to point out that $19 in cash was found on Mixons person. Mixon was also identi“ ed by the victim as the woman who took the money from his pocket while he was being held down, added the deputys report. Female bicyclist accused of robbery Michelle Mixon The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce is disclosing this information to the public in order to enhance public safety, awareness, and protection. This information is not intended to increase fear: rather it is this agencys belief that an informed public is a safer public. This bulletin should be used only for information purposes. Citizen abuse of the information to threaten, intimidate, or harass offenders will not be tolerated, in any manner. The individual who appears in this bulletin have served the sentence imposed on them by the courts. They are NOT wanted by the police at this time. Sex offenders have always lived in the communities. The only change is the public is now better informed. Stevan Suarez, 47, of 1013 S.W. Park St., is 55Ž and 135 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Suarez was convicted of four counts of sexual battery on Child-Familial or Custodial on Jan. 14, 2000 in Okeechobee County, Fla. The victim was a minor. If you have any questions regarding this bulletin, contact Michele at the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce at 763-3117, extension 240 or website http://www.fdle.state. ” .us. Sex Offender Noti“ cation Stevan Suarez By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local man was arrested after he apparently attended a house party where about $7,000 worth of jewelry was stolen, stated a detectives arrest report. Coy Alan Weikel, 18, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested Monday, July 14, on three felony counts of giving false information to a pawnbroker, three felony counts of dealing in stolen property and one felony charge of grand theft. Weikel is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $47,500. Detective Howard Pickering, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), stated he found where Weikel had pawned a number of items at local pawnshops. In all, stated the detective, Weikel received $685 for those pieces. According to the detective there were 25 to 30 people at the party and a lot of alcohol was served. Most of the individuals were under the age of 21,Ž he stated in his report. The detective pointed out that on July 2 Weikel sold two pieces of jewelry to a local pawn shop for a total of $350. Then, on Jul y 3, he sold an 18-inch, 18 karat yellow gold necklace for $150, added the detective. Two days later, continued Detective Pickering, Weikel went to yet another local pawn shop and sold two more pieces of the jewelry for $185. When contacted Detective Pickering said some of the stolen jewelry has been recovered locally, while more has been recovered in Martin and St. Lucie counties. Party guest accused in jewelry heist Coy Weikel 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 Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). € Misty Laurae Willis, 36, N.W. 11th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested July 10 by Deputy Richard Varnadore on a Highlands County w arrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation attempted criminal use of personal identi“ cation. She is being held w ithout bond. € Andrew S. Dipola, 30, S.E. Federal Highway, Tequesta, was arrested July 11 by FHP Trooper A.S. Johnson on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in” uence, possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond w as set at $2,500. € Vincent Lamar Quick, 21, S.E. 21st St., Fort Pierce, was arrested July 11 by Deputy J onathan Kemp on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation retail theft. He is being held without bond. € Darlene Booth Redd, 33, S.E. 14th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested July 11 by Deputy Steven Pollock on felony charges of burglary of an occupied structure, uttering a forged/counterfeit bill and forgery, and the misdemeanors of petit theft (two counts). Her bond was set at $9,000. € Daniel Arellano, 14, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 11 by Deputy Ben Lisle on a felony charge of aggravated battery on a person 65 years of age or older and resisting a law enforcement of“ cer with v iolence, and misdemeanor charges of battery (three counts). He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. € Jessie Henry Futch, 31, N.E. 15th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested July 12 by Deputy Ben Lisle on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of failure to appear false imprisonment of an adult. He is being held without bond. € Thomas Colby Fralix, 26, Okeechobee, was arrested July 12 by Of“ cer Ryan Holroyd on a felony charge of grand theft. His bond was set at $10,000. € Juan Ignacio Aguilar, 27, N.W. Third St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 13 by Deputy John Hazy on a felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation. His bond was set at $1,000, € Jordan Ollie Jones, 25, N.W. First St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 13 by Deputy Jonathan Kemp on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the misdemeanor of violation of probation driving under the in” uence. His bond was set at $5,000. € Joseph Mathew Dunlap, 30, Oliveira St., Dover, was arrested July 14 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the misdemeanor of violation of probation driving under the in” uence. He is being held without bond. € Manuela Gonzales-Cardoso, 41, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested July 14 by Deputy Cody Hurst on felony charges of uttering a forged instrument (two counts) and misdemeanor charges of petit theft (two counts). Her bond was set at $5,500. € Robert Edward Hull, 37, S.E. Third St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 15 by Of“ cer John Zeigler on a Palm Beach County warrant charging him with the felonies of grand theft, dealing in stolen property, giving false information to a pawnbroker and possession of a “ rearm/ammunition by a convicted felon. He is being held without bond. € Robert Eugene Thompson, 56, S.E. 23rd Court, Okeechobee, was arrested July 15 by Deputy Brant Harden on a felony charge of child abuse and a misdemeanor charge of resisting a law enforcement of“ cer without violence. His bond was set at $6,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“ rmed and printed. A rrest Report TALLAHASSEE … Florida is home to a variety of diverse outdoor activities and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is excited to announce the launch of Discover Florida Wild,Ž a web portal allowing residents and visitors to explore a variety of outdoor activities offered by the state all in one place. This is a great way to encourage more Florida residents to enjoy the natural resources we work so hard to protect here in the state of Florida,Ž said DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. Many state agencies offer unique recreational opportunities and partnering to create a website that helps connect the dots to make enjoying them easier for residents just makes sense.Ž From hunting and “ shing, to picnicking and beachgoing, the Discover Florida WildŽ gateway makes “ nding outdoor adventures easier than ever. Viewers can plan an adventure into the Everglades, explore the notion of camping at a state park or learn more about visiting one of three National Estuarine Research Reserves. The portal allows visitors to link to state agencies managing more than 700 natural springs, 825 miles of beaches and 10,000 miles of hiking, paddling, equestrian and biking trails. This new web portal provides a great starting place for people to plan their outdoor adventures on Floridas public lands and waters,Ž said FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley. Florida has a wide range of wild places just waiting for you and your family to explore and enjoy.Ž Recreation managers represented on the site include the departments Florida State Parks, Florida Coastal Of“ ce and “ ve Florida Water Management Districts, as well as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Forest Service, a Division of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. To plan your next adventure and enjoy more of Floridas natural resources, check out www.discover” oridawild.com FDEP invites residents to Discover Florida Wild

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15 Okeechobee News July 18, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposed management change for largemouth bass. The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 22, at the FWC South Regional Of“ ce, 8535 Northlake Blvd., West Palm Beach. An open house will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by a presentation at 7 p.m. Participants will be encouraged to provide input on the proposal for a statewide “ ve-“ sh daily bag limit, only one of which could be 16 inches total length or longer. The proposed regulation will eliminate the need for many of the special regulations that exist around the state. The proposed changes wont affect the current tournament exemption process. Those who attend will be able to hear from freshwater “ sheries biologists about the science behind managing bass “ sheries. Biologists will give a presentation on the development of this proposal. The meeting is open to the public, and largemouth bass anglers are encouraged to attend and participate in a question and answer session. To learn more about largemouth bass and the FWCs current regulations, go to MyFWC.com/Fishing, and click on the Blac k Bass ManagementŽ photo link, or select the RegulationsŽ links under Freshwater Fishing.Ž FWC may change largemouth bass bag limit Special to the Okeechobee News The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on July 26, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Glades County. Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the “ nal Web report to the FWC course on July 26. The form does not have to be notarized. Students will learn about several topics, including hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibility before taking the “ nal test. The course also includes live-“ ring instruction on a shooting range. The class will be held at the Glades County Sheriffs Of“ ce Shooting Range, located at 1019 Gun Club Road, Moore Haven. Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/ HunterSafety or by calling the FWCs South Region Of“ ce at 561-625-5122. Links to the online portion of the course and a statewide schedule of hunter safety classes are available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes. To participate in live-“ re exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). FWC offers hunter safety course in Glades County By Mickie AndersonUF/IFAS GAINESVILLE „ Its just math: The longer a mosquito lives, the better its odds of transmitting disease to humans or animals. But as it turns out, factors such as the mosquitos own genetics and the climate it lives in have a big … albeit complicated and not wholly understood … role to play in its lifespan. University of Florida researchers, hoping to better understand how West Nile virus affects mosquitoes, set up an experiment they outline in the Journal of Vector Ecologys current issue. Mosquitoes can transmit any number of pathogens to humans, including protozoan malaria, West Nile, dengue and chikungunya viruses. Malaria cases range between 350 million and 500 million each year, with 1 million to 3 million deaths every year. In the experiment, UF researchers examined survival rates for mosquitoes from two laboratory-reared colonies, one from Gainesville and one from Vero Beach. Half of each of the mosquito colonies w as fed West Nile virus-infected blood, the other half kept as a control population, and fed blood without the virus. They divided the groups once more, this time keeping the mosquitoes at two temperatures, one group at 80.6 degrees, the other at 87.8 degrees Fahrenheit … a rather large difference in temperature for cold-blooded insects. Their “ ndings were both unexpected and illuminating, said Barry Alto, a UF assistant professor of arbovirology based at the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory in Vero Beach. Our results indicate that interactions between mosquitoes and arboviruses are really complex ƒ these things that havent really been taken into account previously might make a difference,Ž said Alto, part of UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The researchers found that warmer temperature shortened survival. Also, for the most part, the Vero Beach mosquitoes lived longer than those from Gainesville, indicating that some groups, or strains, of mosquitoes might just be genetically hardier than others. They found that in general, the mosquitoes fared better at cooler temperatures. But they also found that the West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes from Gainesville fared worse than their counterparts at the hotter temperatures, and to their surprise, that the Vero Beach-bred mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus lived longer than all other groups at the cooler temperature, including control-group mosquitoes not exposed to the virus. Ingesting virus-infected blood may take a toll on the mosquitos health, Alto said, but its clear that other factors: immune response, genetics and the environment, are also at play and need more study. Its quite complex, theres a lot of stuff going on here,Ž Mr. Alto said. But I think the take-home message is that these viruses, when theyre in mosquitoes, not only can they alter parameters like survivorship that are really important to disease transmission, but they can alter them in non-intuitive ways „ sometimes enhancing, sometimes decreasing survivorship, and that those situations arise when you start considering other factors of the environment, like temperature.Ž In the most general sense, in order for humans to control disease, we really need to know how the mosquito interacts with these viruses,Ž he said. In the absence of a human vaccine, the best way to control an y sort of mosquito-borne virus is to control the mosquito. Simply put, if the mosquito doesnt bite you, youre not going to get the pathogen.Ž Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live Special to the Okeechobee News/ James NewmanThe researchers found that warmer temperature shortened survival of mosquitoes. They found that in general, the mosquitoes fared better at cooler temperatures. Special to the Okeechobee News The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) reminds residents that summer is in full swing, meaning severe weather, including hurricanes, can strike and knock out electric power. While portable generators bene“ t consumers during power outages, they can be extremely hazardous and even life threatening, if not used properly. We encourage Florida residents impacted by severe weather to be careful when using generators,Ž said PSC Chairman Art Graham. Preparedness is the key; plan where and how youll use your generator and then do a test run. By planning ahead, you will keep your families safe and healthy during hurricane season, which runs through November 30.Ž Here are more tips from the PSC on how to safely use a portable generator. Tips on how to operate a generator: € Never use a generator in an enclosed or partially enclosed space. Opening doors and windows or using fans will not prevent carbon monoxide (CO) build-up in your home. € When using a portable generator, remember that you cant smell or see CO. Even if you cant smell exhaust fumes, you may still be exposed to CO. € If you feel sick, dizzy, or weak while using a generator, get to fresh air immediately. The CO from generators can quickly kill you. € Locate your unit outdoors and away from doors, windows, and vents that could allow CO to come indoors. € Install battery-operated CO alarms, or plug-in CO alarms with battery back-up in your home. Tips to eliminate electrical hazards: € Keep the generator dry and do not use in rain or wet conditions. For best results, operate it on a dry surface, under an open, canopy-like structure. € Connect appliances to the generator using heavy-duty extension cords designed for outdoor use. € Never try to power the house wiring b y plugging the generator into a wall outlet, a practice known as backfeeding,Ž a dangerous code violation. Tips to prevent “ res: € Never store generator fuel in your home. € Do not store ” ammable liquids near a fuel-burning appliance. € Before refueling your generator, turn it off and let it cool down. Gasoline spilled on hot engine parts could ignite. For more information on generator safety, please visit the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners website, http:/ / www.naruc.org. Florida PSC urges safety for portable generator use

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REWARD $3,000.00If you have seen me, please call (954) 214-7883 or 663-3693 600-3693 or 336-9435LOST DOG in River Acres5 1/2 year old Neutered White Male Schnauzer. Last seen wearing a black collar with blue tags at 13243 SW 144th Pkwy Okeechobee MorrisŽ 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 *. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Special Notice Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Shop here first! The classified ads 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 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!**REWARD** FOR STOLEN JEWELRY ASKING FOR HELP FROM ANYONE WHO HAS PURCHASED ANY JEWELRY. SOME ITEMS ARE SENTIMENTAL FROM SON & DAD WHO HAS PAST, A GOLD SNOOK CHARM AND JIMINY CRICKET CHARM. NO QUESTIONS ASKED CALL DAWN 863-697-6525 Employment Full Time 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 chec k 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 o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f your area, use caution. MAGNOLIA PACKING INC, a fresh vegetable packing house, is looking for a PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR with three (plus) years produce experience. Must be bi-lingual and be willing to work long hours during the season. Email your resume to royboy01@bellsouth.net Lost Get a quick response to any item you may be sellingwithaclassifiedad. Lost 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!Cal-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 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds.CLASS A -CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On 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 FEED MILLGeneral maintenance & repair person with valid D.L.. Forklift & computer skills required. Apply at 708 NW 2nd Ave 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 Full Time Staff Accountant Position Requires experience with QuickBooks, Excel and Word. Pay commensurate with experience. Send resume to okeeresume2014 @hotmail.com ApartmentsNW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $650, $700. 1st, last & $500 security. Shown only 11am-6pm 561-346-1642. Houses RentADORABLE: In Town, Okeechobee, 2BR, 1BA, W/D Hook up, Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Sm pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. References required. (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 FOR 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 19th at 12 noon, available immediately. $1000 mo. Call 954-242-2558. 18088 NW 256 St. Business Opportunities Houses RentVILLA, 2/2. In quiet Culdasac Great for roommates $775/month. Call 561-762-7660. Mobile Home RentFORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond creek, 2BR, 2BA Trailer, $1,500 down 1st, last + deposit. $650 monthly (772) 464-9226 16 Okeechobee News July 18, 2014

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Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at B M J Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on FRIDAY THE 1st day of AUGUST 2014 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statue 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows 1997 CHEV 2500 SILVERODO 1GCGC24R6VZ191324 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 466354 ON 7/18/2014 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 Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME Notice is given that the undersigned, WILTON E. SIMPSON as PRESIDENT of SIMPSON MANAGEMENT GROUP, INC., a Florida corporation, desires to engage in business as a public food service establishement under the ctitious name of BEEF ‘0’ BRADY’S with its principal place of business located at 608 S. Parrott A venue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974, and, its mailing address located at Post Of ce Box 721, Trilby, Florida, 33593. Notice is further given that the undersigned intends to register this ctitious name with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, Tallahassee, Florida. DATED: July 10, 2014 SIMPSON MANAGEMENT GROUP, INC., a Florida corporation By: WILTON E. SIMPSON Its: PRESIDENT 466348 ON 7/18/2014NOTICE 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 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 NOTICE 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 Mobile Home RentTREASURE ISLAND : 2 BR, 2 BA, Non smoking env. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)634-6114 Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes Plant City!!! $5K Home replacement. Over 22 models to viewFree factory tours! New Velocity home $67,903 includes delivery, set and A/C 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 AutomobilesCHEVROLET Monte Carlo ‘95 Good Air Conditioning, Tires & Wheels Like New, No rust. Asking $2,500. Call 863-763-5987. Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 NOTICE 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 17 Okeechobee News July 18, 2014 BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY Contact a member of our Sales Team, for an opportunity to place your ad in the best business directory in town email:okeeadsales@newszap.com or call 863-763-3134 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.

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By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News Your Inner Space has moved into the space formerly occupied by Leslies Dance studio. Joi Dupre, the new owner, has turned it into a dance, yoga and healing arts studio. Ms. Dupre is also a teacher, along with Leslie Stokes, who continues to teach dance. Ms. Dupre teaches weekly yoga classes along with the healing arts she offers. Ms. Dupre received her BA in dance from the University of South Florida in 1990. Most recently, she danced in the Atlantabased modern dance company, Room to Move Dance, during their 2012-13 season. Throughout her career, she has performed and choreographed in many major cities across the United States and was showcased in everything from music videos to national and international television programs. A few highlights from her successful dance career include serving as artistic director and choreographer for GLAM SLAM Miami, a nightclub owned by Prince; In Super Bowl XXIX, she was a principle dancer for Patti LaBelle. The Atlanta Hawks Dance Team strutted their stuff to her choreography. Ms. Dupre was fortunate to have worked closely with and performed for such choreographers as Tin a Landon (who works with Janet Jackson) and Jamie King (who works with Prince and Madonna). To all who dance, she stresses the importance of “ nding a ” avor, digging deep, pursuing your passion, enjoying the journey, and always bringing the best. I opened this business in Okeechobee because a year ago Miss Stokes approached me with a business opportunity to take over the studio. Owning a studio has been a dream of mine and this gift has brought it into fruition in my hometown,Ž said Ms. Dupre. Your Inner Space opened June 10 and has been doing well. SPACEŽ is actually a acronym for Soul, Passion, Awareness, Creativity and Energy. The studio is committed to making a profound difference in the community. Your Inner Space, LLC is a great place to go and try it out. If you are interested in the dance classes for this year, the registration dates are Friday, July 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday July 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday Aug. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturday Aug. 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Classes begin Monday Aug. 18. The class schedule on their website and registration is at the studio. Your Inner Space, LLC is located at 2827 S.W. Third Terr. They are open Monda y through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The business is closed or by appointment only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You can contact Miss Dupre at her shop at 863824-0414 or her cell at 561-222-4972 or email at joidupre@yourinnerspace.net if you have any questions. Be sure and check out her website at www.Yourinnerpacse.net. PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold it’s Regular Session on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Frank Irby, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 466144 ON 7/18/2014 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 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 18 Okeechobee News July 18, 2014NOTICE 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeACROSS 1 National Museum of Afghanistan city 6 High point 10 Hit 14 Greek market 15 Really good, in 90s slang 16 Salary 17 Barbra Streisands Funny GirlŽ role 19 Flair 20 Nannys charge 21 Singer India.__ 22 Short fight 23 Comeback: Abbr. 24 The Situation RoomŽ host 27 Dick Tracy has a square one 28 Daughter of Lyndon 29 Permanent UN Security Council member, familiarly 32 Some CNBC interviewees 34 K thru 12 38 1964 ShangriLas hit ... or a hint to this puzzles theme found in 17-, 24-, 47and 59Across 41 Drink quickly 42 Sinusitis docs 43 Supermarket division 44 Zounds!Ž 46 Antekin 47 Like reptiles and amphibians 52 Not on a __Ž 55 Password creators 56 Palmist, e.g. 57 __ Been Thinking About YouŽ: 1991 Londonbeat chart-topper 58 Was charitable 59 Shine-minimizing makeup layer 62 Kept in a vat, say 63 Lab medium 64 House of Lords members 65 Angry, with offŽ 66 Yawner 67 Feel DOWN 1 MetamorphosisŽ author 2 One more time 3 Connects emotionally 4 Buffet table server 5 Suffered from insomnia 6 Earth Day month 7 Top cop 8 Bub 9 Parisian summer 10 Honey 11 Ballroom dance 12 Quartz variety 13 Voice above baritone 18 It may be knitted 22 [Not my mistake] 25 Absorbs with a towel 26 Verdant 27 1995 Stallone film 29 Treatment from Dr. Mom 30 Sneaky laugh 31 __ de Cologne 32 Homebuyers option 33 Little newt 35 Vegas intro? 36 Stomach acid, chemically 37 Well-liked prez 39 Very 40 Dangling jewelry 45 PygmalionŽplaywrights monogram 46 Hatchery sound 47 Bandleader Xavier 48 Missouri tributary 49 River barrier 50 Witty Wilde 51 Its __ SeasonŽ: agricultural supply slogan 52 Longtime Delaware senator 53 50s-60s civil rights leader 54 Hardly talkative 59 British Invasion adjective 60 In the past 61 Like a bairn By Gareth Bain (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC05/21/1 4 05/21/14ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: gy Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewisxwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! Your Inner Space offers dance, yoga classes and healing arts Joi Dupre Special to the Okeechobee NewsA Childs World enjoys a LuauThe children of A Childs World recently enjoyed a wonderful performance from the Chobee Steelers. The children enjoyed a week of Hawaiian-themed activities. The Steelers played island music for the Luau.

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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: ClosedArrigo.net 1Ulrich Rd Saeger Ave Easy St Sunshine BlvdOleander Ave Ft. Pierce € West Palm € Sawgrass ALL OFFERS FOR WELL QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS, NOT ALL CUSTOMERS WILL QUALIFY. DEALER RETAINS ALL REBATES & INCENTIVES. ALL VEHICLES SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. MUST PRESENT AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE TO RECEIVE ADVERTISED OFFER. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICA L ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. VEHICLE ART FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY, OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT OR VARYING MODEL MAYBE SHOWN. OFFERS NOT IN CONJUN CTION, OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY. PREVIOUS SALES EXCLUDED. VEHICLE STOCK QUANTITIES VARY DAILY, RANKINGS BASED ON REGISTERED SALES FOR CHRYSLER CORP. *PRICES PLU S TAX, TAG, $599.95 DEALER FEES, TITLE & MUST FINANCE THROUGH DEALER AND QUALIFY FOR ALL REBATES AND INCENTIVES… PRICES INCLUDE LEASE LOYALTY, LEASE CONQUEST, COLLEGE GRAD, MILITARY. **WE WILL BEAT ANY LOCAL, VALID,PRINTED ADVERTISEMENT FROM ANOTHER AUTH ORIZED DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM DEALER WITHIN THE SE BUSINESS CENTER ZONE ON ANY NEW IDENTICALLY EQUIPPED IN STOCK VEHICLE. CUSTOMER MUST PRESENT COMPETITORS A D AT TIME OF PURCHASE AND SUPPLY ACCURATE VIN NUMBER. COMPETITORS AD MUST BE DATED SAME DAY AS THE CUSTOMERS PURCHASE. IF WE BE AT THE COMPETITORS PRICE, YOU MUST BUY THE VEHICLE FROM ARRIGO. DEALER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PURCHASE THE VEHICLE FROM THE OTHE R DEALER. *$13,000 OFF 2014 RAM 3500 CREW CAB 4x4. ORIGINAL MSRP $62,535, SALE PRICE $49,535 & RAM 2500 MEGA CAB ORIGINAL MSRP $66,390, SALE PRICE $53,390. PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE & $599 DEALER FEES. 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