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Sunday, July 20, 2014 75¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 87 13.58 feetLast Year: 15.15 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level IRSC hosts ‘You are accepted’ event ... Page 2 Schedule preventive screenings ... Page 9 Okeechobee County “ les lawsuit to compel sheriff to run jailBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News The last few months of budget battles between the county and Sheriff Paul May has come down to this „ a lawsuit. A lawsuit was “ led in circuit court late last week aimed at compelling Sheriff May ... to comply with various Florida statutes concerning submission of budgets and operation of the Okeechobee County Jail,Ž states a press release from the county. Because there is no law in Florida stating whether the sheriff or the county has to run the jail, this suit will set the precedent for the entire state. By a unanimous, 5-0, vote at their July 10 meeting the Okeechobee County Board o f County Commissioners gave their approval to go ahead with the court action. The reason for the suit is two-pronged: the county wants the sheriff to turn in a complete budget for the jail; and, they want the sheriff to continue to run that operation. Despite not submitting a complete budget as required by law, Sheriff May recently delivered an ultimatum to the board of county comCounty and sheriff headed to courtDairy honored for environmental leadership ... Page 8 Tammi’s Top of the Lake ... Page 10 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Clrng Or Cti! Special to the Okeechobee NewsBrangus cattle on the Brighton Seminole Reservation. Brangus is a cross between the Brahman cattle, which are heat tolerant, and the Angus, which have superior carcass quality. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News For the second consecutive week, Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force detectives have taken down a suspected marijuana grow house in the sparsely-populated northwestern portion of the county known as The Prairie. Jose Rodriguez, 51, 22020 N.W. 264th St., was arrested Thursday, July 17, on felony charges of cultivation of marijuana, traf“ cking in marijuana, rent/lease of a structure for the manufacturing of drugs and grand theft. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Task force takes down suspected grow house By Gary BitnerSpecial to the Okeechobee News Members of the Seminole Tribe „ the “ rst Floridians „ are embracing their states agriculture as part of a product and marketing strategy to further expand a successful cattle operation, ranked as one of the nations largest. The Seminoles recently invited a select group of cattle industry experts and journalists to the Brighton Seminole Reservation, where the Tribe maintains the largest portion of its cattle herd across a vast 36,000-acre reservation. The group of nearly two dozen industry Tribe expands cattle operationSee BEEF „ Page 11 See GROW „ Page 5 Jose Rodriguez See JAIL „ Page 7


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Chance of rain 80%. florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 2 Okeechobee News July 20, 2014 Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News As an open admissions college, Indian River State College is inviting anyone interested in advancing their education to attend the Youre AcceptedŽ event at the nearest IRSC campus on Thursday, July 31. Attendees will receive convenient one-stop help getting started at IRSC from noon to 6 p.m. at the Main Campus and 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the branch campuses. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP at the IRSC Home Page, www.irsc.edu, by Thursday, July 24, to receive a personalized admissions packet. You will “ nd a comfortable studentfriendly environment at IRSC, with the help y ou need to succeed, in fact you will feel accepted at IRSC,Ž said Eileen Storck, Director of Enrollment Management. With the combination of quality, convenience and affordability, IRSC is the best choice for college.Ž Youre Accepted will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce. Attendees will receive an Admissions Check-list upon arrival, followed by a Meet and GreetŽ with refreshments in the Welcome to the RiverŽ room. Between noon and 3 p.m., attendees can prioritize what they will do. Opportunities include meeting members of the student government and participating in games and activities for a chance to win a prize. Assistance will be provided in applying to IRSC, applying for “ nancial aid and checking on aid status. Attendees will be able to register for New Student Orientation, held at 2 p.m. and required for completion of admission. At 4 p.m., attendees will learn about programs, courses and planning their schedule at the Advising Overview session. Personalized campus tours will also be available. All attendees completing the event survey will be entered into a drawing to win an Echo Smart Pen set. At the branch campuses, Youre Accepted will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Welcome to the RiverŽ overview starts at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by the Advising Overview, computer lab activities and campus tours. Locations include the Mueller Campus at 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach; Pruitt Campus, 500 N.W. California Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Chastain Campus, 2400 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart; Dixon Hendry Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Okeechobee. For information, e-mail info@irsc.edu, visit www.irsc.edu or call 1-866-792-4772. Youre Accepted event being planned at IRSC The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District adjusted the target ” ows to the Caloosahatchee River as part of its efforts to slow the rise in water levels at Lake Okeechobee. Beginning July 19, the new target ” ow to the Caloosahatchee Estuary is a 10-day average of 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. However, this change will likely have little impact as local runoff into the Caloosahatchee River has regularly exceeded this target in recent days. Runoff will continued to be allowed to pass through Franklin as necessary. No water from Lake Okeechobee is being released into the St. Lucie Canal, although local basin runoff from the St. Lucie Canal (C-44) will continue to be allowed to pass through the St. Lucie Lock as has been the case for much of the past month. The increased target ” ow to the west allows us to release lake water when the opportunity presents itself while attempting to keep discharge rates below the high” ow harm threshold of 2,800 cfs at S-79 (Franklin Lock),Ž said Lt. Col. Tom Greco, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. Friday, the lake stage was 13.58 feet. It is currently in the Operational Low SubBand of the Corps water control plan, the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS). In the Low Sub-Band, under current conditions, LORS authorizes the corps to discharge 3,000 cfs to the Caloosahatchee and 1,170 cfs to the St. Lucie. The lake is a foot-and-a-half lower than it was at this point last year, however, it has continued to rise for over a month and has risen over a quarter foot just in the last week,Ž said Lt. Col. Greco. The target adjustment is appropriate given current and forecasted conditions although we will continue to monitor conditions and make adjustments as necessary based on LORS guidance.Ž For information on water level and ” ows data for Lake Okeechobee, visit the water management web page at http://www.saj. usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/WaterManagement.aspx. Corps adjusts target ” ows from Lake Okeechobee


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A nkle monitors proposed€ If it only costs the county $80,000 for a contract with St. Lucie County to monitor 15-20 people awaiting trial, who would otherwise be sitting the in the county jail, that is a good deal. Twenty-four hours a day times 365 days a year is 8,760. So it would cost less t han $10 an hour to monitor 15-20 people electronically. Keeping just 15 people in jail for a year at $65 a day costs $355,875. Why s hould we, the taxpayers, foot the bill for t heir food, shelter and medical care while t hey await trial if there is a less expensive, s afe alternative to jail? € I like the idea of charging those on ankle monitors a fee to help cover the costs of the program. It could be a sliding scale s o the poor wouldnt be priced out of the program. In other counties, the judges have done that with some who could afford it, like that Goodman guy who was convicted of DUI and then got a new trial. The judges s hould do anything they can to get the burden off the backs of the taxpayers.City tax increase€ Must be nice to just take a vote to raise more money to pay the bills. This election y ear I will vote to lower taxes by a no vote to t hose who raise the tax. If ACA (Obamacare) c ost the city more does the city council not t hink this is a cost increase for the tax payers own budgets? Now you want us to also pay for your increase? Pay it yourself and keep y our hands out of our pocket. Cut some of y our expenses by 23 percent, reduce staff, Im sure there is dead weight in government as is proven every day. My suggestion is w hatever the cost of insurance increase, 10 percent, the employees receiving the item pay for it, I have to pay my own.County taxes€ How about just cutting the salaries of some of the county employees and not replacing those retiring. I see very little improvement in the services in the county, only t he growth of government expenses. € County commissioners, donate your salaries back. Raise court fees and jail fees for those inside. How ever much it takes to care, guard and feed them, charge the criminals. Tag and title seems to have too many employees there. We did not to keep the DMV here either. Most can renew by mail. If you cannot, then take a ride to the coast. Be a better driver and be able to renew by mail. € To 10 mils we go so these commissioners can spend that money trying to undo what they have sewn in the past several months. We must stand up and vote when it is time.South to extend school day€ Everglades FCAT score went up. I dont know how much of that was due to the extra hour of reading. If they continue with this longer day, I hope they do away with homework. My son is not lazy and its not that I dont want to help him, but its just too much.Who will run the jail?€ Looks as if some of our elected of“ cials might get an inside look at the operation. Maybe they can assist in the operation when on visit (sentence). Let the county have it, then watch the cost double. They cannot even run a dysfunctional county without seeing the waste.School taxes€ In regard to school taxes, as I understand it the state sets the minimum the county must levy in local taxes in order to qualify for the state funding. Without the state funding our schools could not function. Maybe a larger, richer county could get by without the state funds, but Okeechobee cant. So the best the school board could do is keep it to that minimum required by the state.Water, water€ People need to understand they live in Florida, and some ” ooding is natural. It recharges the aquifer. Having water standing on your property for a couple days is good for the aquifer. If they would quit trying to move the water so fast during the wet season, we would not have so many problems during the dry season. Plant native grass and plants that can survive the ” oods and the droughts. Some Golden DaybreakCalvin H. Fryar, pastorBrighton Baptist Church Revelation 22:7„Behold, I come quicklyƒŽ [Read from the Bible Jeremiah 7:31-33.] Years ago, a great crowd was waiting on the streets of Edinburgh to greet Gladstone, who was going to speak at the Exchange. In the crowd was a man, upon whose heart the Holy Spirit had been working tenderness and interest in Divine things. Suddenly, as with a ” ash of penetrating light, the thought ” ashed into his soul, One of these days they will be gathering to meet the coming Christ. Will you be ready?Ž The thought would not let him rest. He went home, and found the Son of God as his Savior.„Bible Illustrations Someday there will be a Golden DaybreakŽ„THE RETURN of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord has promised ƒbehold, I come quickly; and my reward is with meƒ (Rev 22:12). Asked by Dr. George E. Guille what was his attitude on the Lords Second Coming, Pastor William Anderson, Jr., of Dallas, Texas, answered that he didnt know that he had any attitude on the subject. He wasnt interested. He had been so busy preaching the “ rst coming that he had not had time to think about the Second Coming. Well,Ž said Mr. Guille, I only wanted to know whether you loved His appearing.Ž Left alone in his study, Dr. BillŽ as his many friends called him, sat at his desk asking himself over and over, Do I love His appearing?Ž Later, the church was as much amazed as Mrs. Anderson had been, when the pastor explained what had happened to his convictions, that he had become a premillenarian. He explained that he had come to their church a postmillenarian, and thought the only fair thing was to resign. One of the elders cried out, Why, my dear pastor, this is what we have been praying for. Resign nothing! God has answered our prayers!Ž From that time Dr. Bill Andersons ministry was transformed, and his pastorate became so fruitful as to be spoken of throughout the whole world.Ž„Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations. Tim LaHaye noted, When I was a boy, I took a tour of Henry Ford factory in Dearborn, Mich. Then we saw an electromagnetic crane move over a large railroad car “ lled with what seemed to be junk steel. At the ” ip of a switch, everything in that car leaped up to the magnetic crane. Then I saw a strange thing: some pieces of steel fell back into the car. I waited until others had left on the tour and then climbed up to look insid e and “ nd out why these pieces fell back in. I found they were not steel at all. Lying on the bottom of the car were some old twoby-fours, a broom handle, and some broken pieces of wood. Only objects made of th e right component responded to the magnet; the rest were left behind.Ž „Tim LaHaye. The purpose of our return to earth is fo r THE RETRIBUTION and THE RESTORATION of all things. John reminds us in th e book of Revelation of His return: Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see HimƒŽ (Rev. 1:7). It is not only Christian people who are expecting the Second Coming of Christ, the frustrated youth of Americ a sense that judgment is near. Their sons and daughters re” ect their anxiety. A once popular record was called Dooms-Day.Ž In his big number one record, Bad Moon Rising,Ž Credence Clearwater warned that the tim e of the end is near and hoped that we wer e ready. One hit song suggests a meeting in the air with the Lord. In some of the communes, where groups of boys and girls lived together in remote areas under primitiv e conditions, young people turned to some religion in an effort to get right before the da y of judgment.„The King Is Coming. While preaching on the radio on th e subject of the second coming of Christ, th e Rev. C.A. Blackmore was outlining some o f the marvelous things that would happen to Christians at the Rapture. A lady who had been bedridden for twenty-three years heard the message and wrote, Will I reall y be well? Will all pain and sorrow actually b e gone?Ž Blackmore replied; Yes, my friend, some glorious day, when Jesus comes, you will leap from that bed with all the vigor o f youth and never know pain again.Ž Blackmores son, Carl, was greatly impressed with the reality of this coming event. As h e pondered the glorious prospects, the words and melody of a chorus took form in his mind, and he said to his father: Dad, you should write some verses for this chorus.Ž After much prayer, early one morning, unable to sleep as he anticipated the thrill o f the rapture, the elder Blackmore rose from his bed and wrote the verses of Some Golden Daybreak.Ž As the song became known, it grew in popularity, until today it is used almost by all the leading publishers of gospel songs. Some golden daybreak, Jesus will come; Some golden daybreak, battles all won; Hell shout the victry, break through the blue; Some golden daybreak, for me, fo r you.„Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations. July 20, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re” ections from the pulpit Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independent’s mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community’s deliberation of public issues.Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!


5 Okeechobee News July 20, 2014 Rodriguez is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $31,000 bond. Thursdays arrest comes on the heels of last weeks raid on a home about a mile as the crow ” iesŽ from the home being rented by Rodriguez, said a task force detective. In that July 10 raid, a man and woman were arrested when suspected pot plants were allegedly found growing in an underground concrete block vault. Jorge Luis Pellicer-Pantoja and Magdielis Nunez-Mojena were arrested in that raid on their home at 22320 N.W. 258th St. Both Pellicer and Nunez are being held without bond in the county jail. In that raid, task force detectives seized 22.9 pounds of purported marijuana and estimated its street value at $68,700. Both of these arrests came about after authorities were noti“ ed of electrical power being diverted before it reached the electrical meter and detection by the power company. Because of the theft of electricity, Rodriguez was charged with grand theft. Thanks to a savvy Glades Electric employee the power diversion did not go undetected. While the detectives were standing near that power diversion, they heard the humming of an electrical ballast and could smell raw marijuana, stated an arrest report. After Circuit Court Judge Gary Sweet signed a search warrant, task force detectives entered the home being rented by Rodriguez around 2 p.m. According to the Okeechobee County Property Appraisers web site, the home is actually owned by Carlson Norman of Bemidji, Minn. During that search of the home, detectives reportedly found: 13 suspected pot plants with active root systems that were all around 4 feet tall and, together, weighed about 38.10 pounds; large plant buckets; timers; capacitors; breakers; AC chiller; 1,000-watt bulbs with aluminum housings; ballasts; a plastic bag containing suspected marijuana trimmings; and, a calendar with a list of chemicals needed to grow marijuana. That calender, continued the report, also ... contained numbers that coincided with the marijuana grow and what stage the plants were in.Ž Detectives also found approximately onehalf ounce of suspected pot in two plastic baggies located in a dining room cabinet, added the report. As their search expanded, detectives found a loose panel in an upstairs loft area. Behind that panel was a shoebox that contained $17,060 in cash, added the arrest report. Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce K-9 Kiki, handled by Deputy Bart Potter, reportedly sniffed that cash and gave a positive alert to the odor of illegal narcotics on the money. A task force detective said Rodriguez is apparently unemployed. The suspected marijuana plants had an estimated street value of $114,000, continued the report. That task force detective described those plants as goodŽ and said they were likel y ... in their “ rst week of ” owering.Ž The suspected marijuana was “ eld tested and those tests indicated positive results for the presence of marijuana. GROWContinued From Page 1 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.Church of God to host VBSOkeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will host Vacation Bible School July 21 25 from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Supper will be provided and transportation is available. For information, call Terri Rucks at 863-634-1336.Garden & Orchid clubs meetBoth the Garden and Orchid clubs will meet Monday, July 21 The Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. That meeting will be followed by the Orchid Club at 7 p.m. The meetings are held at the Extension Center, U.S. 98 N. Everyone is welcome. Bring a plant or orchid to show or a problem plant to discuss. For 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. Each of your Republican candidates will have “ ve minutes to speak and at the end we will have time for Q & A. Everyone is welcome. For information, call Debi at 863-532-2482.Eagles will host bingoThe Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #4137, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will host bingo Wednesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m. and will consist of meat loaf with all the “ xings. Friday, July 25, is Italian night from 6 until 9 p.m. You choice of spaghetti or lasagna will be served with salad and garlic bread for a $6 donation. Music by the Hard Country Band will be from 7 until 11 p.m. Saturday, July 26, features a “ sh fry with coleslaw, hush puppies, cheese grits and brown beans for a $7 donation. For information, call 863-763-2552.New Lions Club holds sign upsPast Council Chairperson Richard Werkmeister will be at the Harbor Bank in Okeechobee Wednesday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. taking applications for the organization of a new Lions Club in Okeechobee. The club that was there for over 50 years closed and it was brought to my attention that a new club was needed. We have several applications already, but need at least 20 to submit application to Lions International for a charter. For information, call 812-459-4788.Library hosting Gordie PeerFriends of the Library will present Gordie Peer and the history of U.S. cattle ranching, free of charge at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., Thursday, July 24, at 5 p.m.VFW hosts Christmas in JulyBig Lake VFW Post 10539 is having Christmas in July on Saturday, July 26 Dinner will consist of ham with all the “ xings starting at 3 p.m. for a donation. Then an auction of donated gifts will follow. The public is welcome. Proceeds go to the unmeet needs of veterans. For information, call 863-763-2308. The post is also looking for people interested in singing acappella. Contact Dave at 520977-9694.Amvets plan Christmas in July The Lady 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 giveaway 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 details.Rusty Nail Degree offeredMasonic Lodge 237, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.,, is inviting all Master Masons to join them Saturday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. until noon for the “ rst Rusty Nail Degree. It is intended to help refresh the memories of all three Degrees of Masonry, lodge customs and reviews the mysteries and legends of Freemasonry. If you have not attended Lodge for a while, they urge you to attend to refresh your memory on procedures and work. The Lodge will be open to the public for those who might be interested in becoming a Mason, or are interested in learning more about the fraternity. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by July 28 to Bro. George Williams at 863-467-0038 ; or, e-mail gwilliams@masonlodge237.com.Photo workshop plannedA free photo editing workshop will be held at the Okeechobee Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., Thursday, July 31 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Learn to crop, brighten or color-correct the photos you take with your digital camera or phone using free software. For information, call 772-708-6764.School supply drive startsThe Childrens Home Society of Florida is now accepting new backpacks and school supplies or cash donations for its Back-toSchool Drive going on now through Aug. 1 The drive is to help children and teens go back to school feeling prepared and con“ dent. Check out details at www.chs” .org/ bts. For information, call Ashleigh Gaultney at 405-250-4762. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 Courtesy photo/ OCSOThirteen suspected marijuana plants and over $17,000 in cash were seized during the Thursday afternoon raid of a suspected marijuana grow house on The Prairie. One man was arrested and is being held on $31,000 bond.


The Florida Department of Transportation advises drivers to use caution in areas where road work is under way. Work is planned this week at the following locations.OKEECHOBEE COUNTYU.S. 441 (North Parrot Avenue) from 290th Trail to N.W. 344th Street: Maintenance project: Crews will repair concrete mitered end sections. There are no planned lane closures, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. U.S. 98 from SR 70 to CR 68 (N.W. 160th Street): Maintenance project: Crews will be repairing roadway shoulders. There are no planned lane closures, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. U.S. 98 from SR 70 to N.W. 9th Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews will install gas mains along the roadway. There are no planned lane closures, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. SR 70 east of Okeechobee/N.E. 34th Avenue to Williams Road/N.E. 48th Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Crews are relocating utilities along the south side of the road. No lane closures are scheduled, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road.GLADES COUNTY€ U. S. 27 from SR 78 west to Moore Haven: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be sodding along the west side of the road. Lane closures not expected. Motorists should use caution as crews wor k near the roadway. € SR 78 from U.S. 27 to Lakeport: Maintenance project: Maintenance project: Crews will work on weed cutting along the roadway during the day. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the travel lanes. Road Watch 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.Helen Dungee, 84OKEECHOBEE „ Helen Dungee died July 17, 2014. She was born Aug. 4, 1929 in Beverly, Mass. to Antonio and Helen Laitinen Maggiacomo. A resident of Okeechobee for 25 y ears, she was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she w as part of the W omens Guild, Ladies of the Moose and she volunteered at the VA Hospital in W est Palm Beach. Mrs. Dungee was preceded in death by her “ rst husband, George Beaulieu; and her son, Joseph Beaulieu. She w as the sister to the late Antonio and Joseph Maggiacomo and Louise Gosbee-Young. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Paul Dungee; daughter-in-law, Sue McNabb (Duncan) of Ft. Myers; grandchildren, Joey and Chelsea; two sisters, Pauline MacDonald of Reading, Mass. and Frances Regan (Richard) of Beverly, Mass.; 16 nieces and nephews; four stepsons, Jim (Deb), Joe (Ann), Mike (Pat) and J erry (Linda). Visitation will be 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Mass will be at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Yves Francois of“ ciating. In lieu of ” owers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Joanne Angela Melchiorre, 65OKEECHOBEE „ Joanne Angela Melchiorre passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was born in Brookhaven, New York to John and Catherine Richards Melchiorre. She was a secretary for many years at Kraeer Funeral Home and retired to become a caregiver in her hometown. She enjoyed her work and cared deeply for her patients. Joanne has three Chihuahuas, Piccalena, Ozzy, and Zowee who were her babies. She is survived by her loving family, daughters, Catherine Ann Recio (Sheri A Southard), Carol Anne Recio-Madonia, and Joanne Rachel Recio; grandchildren, Latasha James, Anastasia Catherine Madonia, Dennis Aaron, Jr., Joseph Anthony Madonia, II, Dionysus Aaron, and Denisha Joanne Aaron; great grandson, Marquis Antoine Ewing; twin sister, Maryanne Melchiorre; sister, Michelina Therrien; brother, Dominic Melchiorre; niece and god daughter, Angelina Anne Ruiz, and numerous nieces and nephews all of whom will miss her dearly. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wed., July 23, 2014 with Catholic services at 5:00 p.m. at Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home in Okeechobee, FL. In lieu of ” owers, family requests donations be made to Buxton and Bass Funeral Home to alleviate funeral expenses. 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missioners that if it did not approve a total sheriffs budget of $14.8 million, he would no longer operate the county jail nor provide courthouse security effective Oct. 1,Ž stated the press release. Sheriff May has told commissioners he plans on giving them the keys to the jail w hen this “ scal year ends on Sept. 30. And, because he has no current intention on being the chief correctional of“ cer for the county, he gave commissioners a ” at dollar amount to run the jail and not a budget that details all planned expenditures. I dont feel I have to because Ive told them I wont run the jail unless some things happen. There are 10 sheriffs in the state who dont run their jails, do they have to turn in a budget?Ž asked the sheriff in an earlier interview. Weve been advised by our attorney and the Florida Sheriffs Association we dont have to submit a budget.Ž Sheriff May was not available to provide a comment for this article. Its also the sheriffs position he does not have to run the jail, and its the countys position he does. The countys press release states if the sheriff believes the dollars budgeted by the county are insuf“ cient to run the jail he can “ le an appeal with Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet. Sheriff May did just that a few months ago and both he and county representative met with aides to the Cabinet in Tallahassee. After that meeting, the county offered to give the sheriff an additional $500,000 for the 2013-2015 budget and he took it. The appeal was then called off. Still, the big question looms: If the sheriff is not going to run the jail come Oct. 1, and the county isnt going to either, who will? According to county administrator Robbie Chartier the county will have to supply Sheriff May the funds needed to run the jail until a hearing can be held during which a judge will determine who will do that until the case is settled. We will fund the jail, thats the intent,Ž she said. Mrs. Chartier added the county will provide $5.577 million for the jails operation. As for that hearing, the administrator said she had no idea when that hearing would be scheduled. The county commission has hired Edward Dion to represent them. Mr. Dion is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale law “ rm of Nabors, Giblin and Nickerson. Mrs. Chartier explained that Mr. Dion was hired because county attorney John Cassels is not a trial attorney. The hourly rate ($250 per hour) is the same, but I get more bang for my bucks,Ž said Mrs. Chartier, adding that the Fort Lauderdale “ rm is much larger than the local “ rm of Cassels and McCall. Mr. Dion did not return a phone call seeking comment. Port St. Lucie attorney Adam Fetterman is representing Sheriff May. When contacted, he said he knew the suit was coming but I have not read the speci“ c complaint.Ž Although the suit will be heard initially in a circuit court, the “ nal decision will likely come from the appellate level, said Mrs. Chartier. She reasoned that no matter who wins in circuit court, the other side will appeal that decision with the 4th District Court of Appeals. When asked, the county administrator said the money to pay for the action will come from the countys general fund. Theres no other resource thats appropriate,Ž she said. Many newspaper owners have a hidden agendaŽ „ whether it is political, economic or to promote the publishers cronies. Not us. Were owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust. Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and understanding citizens need to make intelligent decisions about public issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with honesty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 7 Okeechobee News July 20, 2014 JAILContinued From Page 1 The University of Florida/IFAS is warning area residents that mosquitoes in the area may carry the Chikungunya virus. This week there were two cases of Chikungunya (transmitted by mosquitoes) reported from Florida in people who did not travel to areas where outbreaks are on-going,Ž stated Extension Medical Entomology Specialist C. Roxanne Connelly, a professor w ith UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory in Vero Beach. This means that Florida mosquitoes transmitted the virus to the people who became sick. Prior to this news, there were about 80 cases of IMPORTED Chikungunya reported in Florida. There are major outbreaks of Chikungunya in the Caribbean this summer, with over 300,000 cases reported to date.Ž Chikungunya is a disease caused by a v irus transmitted by mosquitoes. It is also called contorted feverŽ and that which bends up.Ž The virus is cycled between mosquitoes and humans. There is no vaccine against Chikungunya virus. Two species of mosquitoes can transmit Chikungunya virus. Both mosquito species are present in Florida: the Aedes aegypti, also called the Yellow Fever Mosquito; and, A edes albopictus, also called the Asian Tiger Mosquito. The symptoms of the disease can include: fever, joint pain, headache, muscle pain, joint swelling and rash Area residents are urged to do what they can to reduce the mosquito population and avoid contact with mosquitoes. Mosquito larvae are found in items that hold even very small amounts of water. Residents are encourage is to clean up the yard by removing containers. Repellents that are currently available are either synthetic chemicals, such as DEET, or plant-derived chemicals such as Citronella. Various formulations of these repellents are available that differ in the amount of active ingredient, which is the substance that actually repels the mosquito. These products are available as sprays, wipe-ons, sticks, foams, and lotions. Chikungunya virus contracted in South Florida


TALLAHASSEE „ Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam has announced the three winners of the states AgriculturalEnvironmental Leadership Award, which recognizes agricultural enterprises that are at the forefront of developing and adopting environmentally innovative farming practices. The recipients of these awards have each demonstrated a sustained commitment to conserving our natural resources and improving our environment,Ž Commissioner Putnam said. Whether producing milk, growing potatoes or cultivating nursery plants, they have all implemented best management practices that enabled them to reduce runoff and reuse water while producing high-quality agricultural products.Ž The recipients are: € Sutton and Kris Rucks, third-generation dairy family and owners of Milking R Dairy in Okeechobee: The nearly 1,200-acre dairy is home to 1,200 milking cows. Milking R also leases 2,000 acres for beef cattle and another 350 acres for row crops. When the Rucks built their existing facility, they consulted with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to design a model farm featuring a high-intensity area stormwater and wastewater system. Milking R uses only fresh water for watering cattle and ” ushing the milking parlor ” oor. Waste from the milking and free stall barns is contained in a threestage lagoon system for recycling. Using the states Best Management Practices, the Milking R allows for the capture, storage, reuse and treatment of 100 percent of the wastewater produced on the farm. Besides reducing the cost of operations, the BMPs have also helped the Rucks reduce the amount of phosphorus imported to the basin. € Bryan Jones, owner of Riverdale Potato Farms in Elkton: Riverdale is a successful family enterprise that has produced heart y potato varieties for almost 30 years. € Randy Strode, owner and operator o f Agri-Starts, Inc. in Apopka: This nursery has become one of the worlds leading suppliers of tissue culture starter plants. Agri-Starts currently has 452 plant varieties in production and another 104 in research and development. The Commissioners Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award spotlights the environmentally innovative farming practices of the states growers and ranchers. Dairy owners receive Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Celebrations www.newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineEach Celebrations package includes: and family & JANE A. ILLUSTRATION WEDDINGJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE She is the daughter of Joseph and Jane SUSAN A. EXAMPLE BIRTH & JANE A. EXAMPLE ANNIVERSARYJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Submit your good news today at & JANE A. EXAMPLE ENGAGEMENTJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 12 p.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 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 8 Okeechobee News July 20, 2014 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report This Cattle Market is unbelievable! A lot of smiles from customers when they pick up their checks. All classes of cattle sold fully steady to a few dollars higher. Numbers are starting to pick up as we enter into summer sales. Lets just hope the weather stays favorable and mosquitoes dont get too bad. Anthony Beccero, topped the calf market with a high of $4.35 bought by D & S Cattle. Howard Cattle, topped the cow market with a high of $1.23 bought by Central Beef. October special sales: Oct 3: Bred Heifer & Cow Sale Oct 10: 44 FarmsŽ Angus Bull Sale Oct 17: Little Creek FarmsŽ Brangus Bull Sale Todd


in Animal Science this December. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue her Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine. The groom is a graduate of Williston High School and will be receiving his Bachelor's degree in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida this summer. Immediately follow ing graduation, he will begin pursuing his Juris Doctorate Degree at the University of Florida's Levin College of Law. A July wedding is planned in Williston, Florida, and the couple will be residing in their new home in Archer, Florida. WALKER BULLOCK KALEY DEES Tommy and Diane Dees, of Okeechobee, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaley Jordan Dees to Walker Wade Bullock, son of Wade and Winky Bullock of Williston, Florida. The bride is the grandaughter of Thomas and Adell Dees and Wilson and Peggy Rucks all of Okeechobee. The groom is the grand son of Frank Bullock and the late Mary Jean Bullock of Williston and the late Harold and Dorothea Ekhoff of Wauchula. The bride is a graduate of Okeechobee High School and is currently a student at the University of Florida from where she will be graduating with her Bachelor's degree ENGAGEMENT Raulerson Hospital can get you back to life „ faster. So whether it is stitches in the ER, or minimally invasive joint replacement in our surgical suites, our care is designed to be convenient and suit our patients lifestyles. Visit RaulersonHospital.com to see average ER wait times and learn more about minimally invasive options. Or, call Consult-A-Nurse at 863.763.9228.OUR ER TREATS KIDS TOO! WE GET YOU BACK TO LIFEFast emergency care.Short wait times „ expert treatment „ convenient location.Advanced minimally invasive surgery.New options for faster recovery. Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 9 Okeechobee News July 20, 2014 Okeechobee is unlike some of the other areas of Florida that experience a surge of tourism during the summer months. The offseason for many in Okeechobee can equate to slower schedules. Make the most of your slower schedule by having your screening mammogram at Raulerson Hospital. Each y ear many women across the country intend to have a screening mammogram performed to detect any abnormalities as early as possible, understanding that early detection is crucial in “ ghting breast cancer. Often life gets in the way and the important screening many women resolve to have done is not ever scheduled or completed. Consider slowing down enough this summer to talk w ith your physician about orders for your screening mammogram. The process is very quick and a simple pre-registration for the screening can be done online at RaulersonHospital.com. When you do come in for your mammogram appointment, you may notice that the Raulerson Hospitals mammography suite has been remodeled recently. The mammography suite has beautiful new pink tones to reinforce the themes of hope and power. Raulerson Hospitals Radiology Department is accredited by the American College of Radiology in “ ve imaging modalities, including digital mammography. The digital mammography system provides outstanding image quality and a more comfortable exam experience for patients. Raulerson Hospitals Radiology Department uses the Computer Aided Diagnosis System (iCAD) to assess each exam, in addition to the radiologist. This double read system, which checks for any suspicious areas on the breast is an example of the technology available to patients right here at their community hospital. If you are a busy woman who has been meaning to schedule your screening mammogram, take some time this summer and focus on your health. It will be time well spent, for you and your family since having regular mammograms is the single most effective tool for detecting breast cancer. For a free physician referral or healthcare question contact Consult-a-Nurse at 863763-9228. For more information about digital mammography at Raulerson Hospital, please visit RaulersonHospital.com. Schedule preventative screenings this summer Special to the Okeechobee News/ Teresa ChandlerStormy weatherOkeechobee County experienced storms and heavy rainfall all week. Pictured here, storm clouds gather on Thursday, July 17, at the O.K. Corral Gun Club in Okeechobee.


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They know feet. They sell shoes and specialize in pedorthic services and diabetic foot w ear. They are trained to relieve foot pain, through selection, alignment, orthotics and by gait or walking cycle. They sell all kinds of athletic shoes, casual shoes and sandals. They will help you “ nd that perfect “ t, no problem. Give them a call at 863-763-4401, and dont forget to tell them Tammi sent y ou! € 2nd Street Pizza 202 N.E. Second St., is the newest pizza restaurant in town. They have stupendous Italian cooking and a cheesecake recipe that dates back 108 years straight to Italy. I can honestly say it is incredible. They have over 20 different kinds of pizza and even one that is call Okeechobee.Ž Ralph Collins has been a chef for 22 years. If you havent tried this place, you should really go. Youll be so glad you did. LikeŽ them on Facebook and dont forget to tell them Tammi sent you! They can be reached at 863-763-5000. € Natures Pantry, Health Food Store 417 S.W. Park St. is a great place to get all your health food and organic needs. Locally owned and operated, the store has a friendly staff. If you have a food allergy such as gluten free, explain your needs and these guys will help. Stop by and say hello or just look through the store! Give them a call at 863-467-1243. € How can we help your business grow? Find out by contacting our friendly and knowledgeable ad staff. Our outside representatives are Diana Whitehall, Kay Sheedy and Louise Dowling. I can tell you “ rst hand they are all about getting ROI (return on inv estment) and results for your business. The w hole ad team does a great job for their clients, so heres a shout out to Angie Bridges, J eanne McNeeley, Kristina Schwartz and A nn Hines! E-mail ” oridasales@newszap. com or call 863-763-3134. Be sure to tell them Tammi sent you!Shrimp Scampi LinguineIngredients : 1 (16 ounce) package linguine pasta, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper, 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper, 6 cloves garlic, sliced, 48 large shrimp peeled, deveined, and tails removed, 1/2 cup dry white wine (such as Chardonnay), 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1/4 cup clam juice, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons heavy cream, 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper ” akes, or to taste, tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, 1 teaspoon sea salt. Directions : 1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the linguine, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still “ rm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Reserve 1 cup of the linguine cooking water, and drain pasta well in a colander set in the sink. 2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil together in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the red and yellow bell pepper and garlic until the peppers have softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in the shrimp, and cook and stir until the shrimp are opaque and pink, about 5 minutes. Remove the shrimp to a bowl and set aside, leaving the peppers and garlic in the skillet. 3. Stir the wine, lemon juice, and clam juice into the skillet, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Mix in 2 more tablespoons of butter and 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil, and return the shrimp to the skillet. Stir in reserved pasta cooking water, cream, red pepper ” akes, parsley, and sea salt. Add the cooked linguine, and toss lightly with the shrimp and sauce in the skillet. Simmer the mixture over medium-low heat for 5 minutes to let the pasta absorb some of the sauce, and serve hot. Pet of the weekLouie is great with everyone, about 1 year old, neutered, and his vaccinations are up to date. He wants a family to give him a loving home. He is available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on U.S. 98 North, next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863-357-1104. To see more available animals go to pet“ nder.com. Homes are also needed to fosterŽ animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home. Special to the Okeechobee News


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The Tribe also used the opportunity to lay out its recent business expansion into Noble juices, OWV’ spring water, Intermezzo’ wine, fresh fruit, and seafood. Product samples were given out to underscore the reality of the Tribes extensive business diversi“ cation program, led by the Board of Directors of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. But the major focus of the day was on the Seminole Pride’ Beef business. The Seminoles run the nations “ fth-largest, cow-calf operation with nearly 14,000 Brangus cattle, based on rankings from the National Cattlemens Association. According to Alex Johns, the Natural Resources Director for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., and the current Treasurer of the Florida Cattlemens Association, the ancestors of the Seminoles were involved with cattle as early as the year 1521. Spanish explorers brought the “ rst cattle to Florida and the herds were broken up and lost when the British attacked Spanish settlements; Seminoles caught many of the roaming cows and bulls, which helped early Seminole communities ” ourish. A series of Seminole wars decimated the Tribe and its cattle, beginning in the 1830s and lasting nearly 50 years. Many Seminoles ” ed deep into the Everglades to avoid capture and relocation to Indian TerritoryŽ in Oklahoma following passage of the U.S. Indian Removal Act. Seminoles who kept their cattle herds were easier to “ nd and capture since they travelled across the state with them so as not to overgraze; hundreds were forced from Florida as part of the Trail of Tears.Ž During the Dust Bowl of the Great Depression, a herd of 700 cattle was shipped from the San Carlos Apache Reservation in southeastern Arizona to the newly-established Brighton Seminole Reservation, northwest of Lake Okeechobee. Although only a few hundred of the cattle survived the trek across the southern tier of states, those that did were the start of a herd that has grown and improved over time. About 5,000 head are in herds owned and managed by 67 individual tribal members and their families, who participate in a co-op program. The balance of the herd is managed by the Tribe on behalf of its 4,000 members. Of the 67 individual tribal members who raise cattle, 55 percent are women, in keeping with the Tribes matrilineal, clan-based culture. Until recently, the full focus of Seminole Tribe cattle operations has been birthing calves and raising them to an age of 10 months, when they have been shipped to western feedlots for growth over another eight to 12 months, before eventually being harvested and marketed. The focus has expanded in the last few years to include a branded beef production program under the name Seminole Pride’,Ž recently embraced as the “ rst Fresh from FloridaŽ beef program. The Seminole tribe of Florida, Inc., and the Florida Department of Agriculture worked together to establish program criteria. The Fresh from FloridaŽ logo is now placed on all branded Seminole Pride’ beef. Only cattle born and raised in Florida, fed Florida corn and harvested in the state can be certi“ ed Fresh from Florida,Ž a set of criteria that is more dif“ cult to meet than might be initially imagined. Only one harvester operates in Florida, and corn production is limited to acreage along the northern Florida border, where a few peanut farmers have begun to rotate corn into their production cycles. Seminole Pride’ Beef has developed a following among Florida food purveyors and chefs, who are serving it in more than a 100 of the states restaurants, including several highend restaurants, which use USDA Prime and USDA Choicerated Seminole Pride’ Angus Beef for steaks, ribs, and roasts. The biggest problem we have is feeding capacity,Ž says Alex Johns. We need more feeding capacity and local corn produced in Florida.Ž Beef from about 100 head of cattle per week is moving through the supply chain under a contract with Chene y Brothers, a major Florida food distributor based in Rivier a Beach. Demand is so strong that the Seminoles have formed an alliance with other Florida beef producers who measure up to strict standards of quality and meet speci“ c production quantity levels. All Seminole Tribe cattle are electronically tracked from birth as part of an innovative high-tech microchip program called Electronic Identi“ cation Tagging, which stores each calfs weight, health, diet, and medical history on a quartersized computer chip attached to a calfs left ear. It provides 100 percent traceability for Seminole cattle from farm to fork.Ž Technology is also important to the Seminole Tribes calfbreeding program, which uses Brangus genetics to drive continual improvements in calf quality. Brangus is a cross between the Brahman cattle, which are heat tolerant, and the Angus, which have superior carcass quality. The Seminoles are also spreading their cattle interests to neighboring Georgia, where they have recently acquired Salacoa Valley Farms of Fairmount, Ga., northwest of Atlanta. Salacoa is noted for its top-quality registered pure bred Brangus cows and bulls, which are expected to be incorporated into the Seminoles successful Florida breeding program. I think were growing at the right time,Ž said Mr.Johns. Were in full expansion mode at Salacoa.Ž BEEFContinued From Page 1 Larry Howard, Brighton representative to the board of directors of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., speaks to cattle industry experts and journalists.


Special to the Okeechobee News Glades Air Conditioning formerly Glades Gas Co. has been honored with the 2014 Presidents Award from Carrier in recognition of being an outstanding dealer in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. Dealerships were honored at a ceremony held in Nashville, Tenn., on March 21. One of Carriers highest honors for its dealers, the Presidents Award is given to Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers who achieved excellence in product promotions and delivered superior customer satisfaction. Recipients of this award exemplify Carriers model for operational excellence, business effectiveness and delivering the best in cutting-edge technology to consumers. Glades Air Conditioning demonstrates technical expertise, while also serving as a leader in promoting the Carrier brand and raising the standard for equipment sales. Moreover, the dealership is committed to service excellence and provides exceptional customer care. Glades Air Conditioning specializes in HVAC installations for residential new construction and custom homes, as well as commercial buildings and complete building restorations. This years recipients achieved their business goals while successfully representing Carrier to their communities and continually focusing on customer satisfaction,Ž said Chris Nelson, president, residential and commercial systems, Carrier. Winners will be able to continue to grow their businesses through publicity, marketing and merchandising opportunities that are unique to Presidents Award recipients.Ž The Presidents Award is designed to encourage self-analysis and reward dealers who have excelled in customer satisfaction. This award presents the opportunit y for recipients to serve as role models, share best practices and offer peer mentoring to help cultivate excellence across the dealer group. To learn more about Glades Air Conditioning and its heating and cooling products and services, call 800-763-2114 or visit our website www.gladesac.com. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A building that once housed a United States Post Of“ ce, later the South Florida W ater Management District of“ ces and most recently the First Bank of Indiantown building will now become a Dunkin Donuts at 205 N.E. Park St. The City Site Plan and Review Committee approved plans for the building renovations Thursday. The only issues were parking per square feet of restaurant and how to access and exit the property safely. Planner Bill Brisson said the plan called for 1,000 feet of restaurant. The City Planning Board recommended approval last month. Mr. Brisson had recommended denial of the special exception at that time. The drive thru proposed in the alleyway w as the reason for that recommendation. The plan would require 10 parking spaces. The plan includes over 4,000 square feet of storage. The company plans to build other donut shops near Okeechobee and will use part of this building as a warehouse, Mr. Brisson added. The driveway and drive-thru window w ould accommodate up to eight vehicles at one time. The traf“ c study stated there was a 26 percent chance of this volume at one time. The new plan would require 17 parking spaces. Mr. Brisson pointed out some traf“ c concerns for entry and exit onto the property. Engineer Steve Dobbs said all of the concerns could be remedied. Access to the drive-thru window would be from Northeast Second Avenue. The window would be located on the west side of the building. They will enlarge the access point from S.R. 70 East to at least 28 feet. After construction of the U.S. 441/S.R.70 improvements, east bound traf“ c on S.R. 70 will not be able to make a left turn into this property due to a new median. Traf“ c on Northeast Second Avenue will only be allowed to make right turns onto North Park Street. City Police Chief Denny Davis said he saw some traf“ c concerns ahead. The companys target date for opening is the end of this year. They expect the drive thru to be busiest from 7 unitl 9 a.m. The business will be open 24 hours per day. City Fire Chief Herb Smith said emergency vehicles would have dif“ culty getting to the property off S.R. 70. He said they could park “ re trucks on Northeast Second Avenue in the event of a “ re. I want to make sure 70 isnt our only access. It isnt the best situation,Ž he said. The city would also require landscaping equal to about 15 percent of the size of the property. The applicant said they could make the entrance on S.R. 70 an exit only to alleviate the citys concerns. It is a lot better alternative,Ž Chief Davis said. The further west we can move the entrance and exit the better.Ž The state Department of Transportation will review the planned entrance. Local historic building to be used for donut shop INTEGRITY. 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From left to right are Pedro Guerrero, Matt Robbins, Monica Clark, Veronica Arana, Gustavo Fernandez (carrier Enterprises district manager), Kevin Coronato (Carrier Enterprises sales representative) and Billy Farrenkopf. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCity of“ cials Denny Davis (standing back), Herb Smith (seated, center), Bill Brisson (left) and David Allen (right) review plans for a new Dunkin Donuts.


By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News C.J. Tullio and Taylor Davis of Okeechobee won “ rst place in their respective divisions at the 16th annual Muay Thai Kick Boxing IKF World Classic this past weekend at the Buena Vista Palace Resort in Orlando. Tullio, a former football player for Okeechobee High School and Concord Univ ersity, won the heavyweight novice division and Davis, a former Brahman cheerleader and band member, won the womens welterweight division. Tullio said he likes competition and this w as another activity he could get involved in. He wants to enlist in the U.S. Army later this y ear. I really like the sport and the smaller school. Everybody helps me and coaches me and they are really tight around here.Ž Tullio defeated Jermaine Farrell of Palm Coast by knockout in the “ rst “ ght and won a decision over Regnato Cunha or Orlando in his second “ ght. Its not really real until you get hit (in the ring), then it just clicks from there. You really have to be in the ring to understand the experience,Ž he added. Tullio said he has some lingering soreness from a long football career but he really has embraced this new hobby and activity and hopes it can make him a better person. Davis graduated from OHS two years ago and is on her way to earning a bachelors degree in elementary education from Indian River State College. She wanted to get in better shape and really has enjoyed her time at the Coleman Ray School. It really makes me appreciate what I have and it pushes me to my limit. It shows me what I can do and I live to work out,Ž she added. This was the “ rst competition for both competitors. She said she was proud she was able to win an award. Both “ ghters thanked Ring to Cage, Lawn Tamer and Fifth Street Barber Shop for sponsoring their trip to Orlando. Three clients of the school, Gerald Shockley, Jared Figley, and Matthew Grumbling received patches for going through Haganah training with Israeli soldiers in the Everglades this month. The training included three long days of hand gun and ri” e drills and training. Grumbling is a deputy with the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce and a member of the SRT unit. Figley and the others got to use a Glock 17 handgun and an AR 15 ri” e during the training at Pops Gun Range in the Everglades. It was a good opportunity to improve my skills,Ž Figley said. The trio had “ ve hours of training each morning with dry weapons, which means unloaded weapons. In the afternoon they went through over three hours of training with live ammunition. Shockley said they put the guys in real life situations that can happen. Everybody has a gun and knife, arms and legs, but very few know how to use them. This was a way to improve my skills and become more pro“ cient,Ž he said. He noted the Israeli soldiers were very good at what they do. These soldiers are constantly on edge and aware of their surroundings because of the dangers they go through living in the Middle East, which is a spot of constant missile strikes and warfare. He noted every time a plane ” ew over they stopped what they were doing because often in Israel this results in a bomb exploding nearby. He noted safety was highly emphasized and all of the students were pushed to their limit. Grumbling said he wanted to improve his training and takes advantage of every opportunity he can get to become a better law enforcement of“ cer. He said this gave him a different skill set that could come in handy. I would rather know something and not have to use than need it and not know it.Ž Only four of the 12 who enrolled in the class were able to complete it and three were from Okeechobee. Ray said he was thrilled with all of his award winners this year and noted all o f them have gotten in better shape and better able to defend themselves, This is changing lives for them and I have one of the best jobs in the world.Ž Grumbling said it was an honor to train with individuals of such high caliber and said he enjoyed the three days of training. Coleman Ray “ ghters compete in kickboxing classic Early vote Check Your Voter Status! Choose how you want your news publishedPut yourself in print! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 13 Okeechobee News July 20, 2014 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyC.J. Tullio (left) and Taylor Davis show off their awards earned this past weekend in Orlando. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLeft to right are Matthew Grumbling, Gerald Shockley and Jared Figley.


14 Okeechobee News July 20, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News As cells age, damaged proteins and lipids accumulate within them. Impaired cell parts can send free radicals into the body, and dysfunctional proteins and lipids may break down DNA within cells, causing them to become toxic. Cells usually clean up their own damage through a housekeepingŽ process called autophagy. But as the body ages and in people with certain diseases, cells ability to do this housekeeping becomes less ef“ cient. That means it may be harder for people to recover from cardiac events such as heart attack or other illnesses. University of Florida researchers have found that combining calorie restriction with a supplement of resveratrol, an antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes, dark chocolate and blueberries, could kick-start this housekeeping process, helping heart cells recover from damage, according a study in rats published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine. The damaged proteins and lipids remain inside cells, eventually making them toxic,Ž said lead author Debapriya Dutta, Ph.D., who earned her doctorate from the University of Florida and is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We wanted to see w hether an increase in autophagy would remove such damaged cellular components and make the cells healthy again.Ž In an earlier study published in the journal Autophagy, Dutta and UF researcher Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Ph.D., showed that increasing the housekeeping process protected cardiac cells from cell death. In their current study, the researchers wanted to test interventions that could improve autophagy in the heart. They further investigated whether the improved process helped protect rats heart cells against induced stress. To study this, the researchers restricted the calorie intake of one group of 26-monthold rats „ approximately equivalent to a 65-year-old human „ by 20 percent over a period of six weeks. Another group received only the resveratrol supplement. A third group received both the calorie-restricted diets and the resveratrol. Only the group with caloric restriction plus a higher dose of resveratrol induced autophagy,Ž said Leeuwenburgh, who is also chief of the division of the biology of aging in the University of Florida Institute on Aging. The researchers think the combination of resveratrol and calorie restriction promotes the role of a protein called mTOR, which regulates cell growth, proliferation and survival, though they say they need to further investigate exactly why the combination of interventions was more effective than either just calorie restriction or just resveratrol. Leeuwenburgh compares cells unable to clean themselves of damaged parts to smoldering houses. If youre older and you have a sudden stress condition, the smoking homes become “ res,Ž Leeuwenburgh said. A little bit of smoke is okay, but if theyre not removed quickly, the smoke will turn into a “ re, and the cell will start releasing proteins that will cause the breakdown of other apparently functional proteins and DNA in the cell, leading to cell demise and ultimately, organ dysfunction.Ž That also means cells may not be able to react as well to the onset of diseases, especially in older adults. Aggregations of plaque within neurons contribute to Alzheimers disease, for example. But the plaque could be alleviated by spurring autophagy, which could help clean out the plaque, the researchers said. Increasing the cleaning process could also help cells protect themselves against in” ammatory diseases and cancer. These kinds of diseases arent solely due to a lack of autophagy. There are so man y factors that come into play,Ž said Dutta, who was the papers lead author. But i f you increased autophagy for many of these pathologies, it can help the body “ ght the disease.Ž Dutta said the next steps are to test autophagy-enhancing treatments in different disease models, eventually starting clinical trials including the combination of weight loss and resveratrol, exercise and other natural compounds such as papaya. Calorie restriction with resveratrol key to kick-starting cell health Special to the Okeechobee News March of Dimes Florida Chapter is seeking applications for their Community A wards grants to support programs that address unmet maternal and child health needs. Awarding grants to organizations is one of the ways the March of Dimes pursues its mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. The goal of the Community Awards program is to identify and fund community-based programs addressing the health concerns of pregnant women and infants in Florida. They must also fall under our 2015 funding priorities. Community Awards, which can be requested for amounts up to $3,000, may not be used to support the purchase of equipment or furniture, individual tuition or conference fees, dues or membership fees, employee salary, or programs requiring long-term March of Dimes funding. For larger projects, please contact the March of Dimes Florida Chapter to learn more about its Chapter Grants Program. Applications are being accepted until Aug. 4, 2014, and grantees will be noti“ ed on Jan. 5, 2015. The funding period extends from Feb. 15, 2015 to Feb. 14 of the following year. For more information or questions, please email Donna Poynor, Director of Program Services, at dpoynor@marchofdimes. com, or call 352-642-8291. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have bene“ ted from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org. Find us on Faceboo k and follow us on Twitter. March of Dimes seeks applications for community awards Special to the Okeechobee News A daily low dose of aspirin can offer important protection against cardiovascular disease, but University of Florida researchers say that the people who could receive the most bene“ t from the medication may not be taking it. A UF study found that only 40 percent of people who were at high risk of cardiov ascular disease said they received a doctor recommendation for aspirin therapy, while one-quarter of people at low risk reported their doctors told them to take the drug. The results appear today (July 14) in the J ournal of the American Heart Association. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine, recommends aspirin use to prevent heart attack and stroke in men age 45 to 79 and women age 55 to 79 w hen the bene“ t outweighs the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, a possible side effect of regular aspirin use. Cardiovascular disease is a signi“ cant problem in the United States and the appropriate use of prevention strategies is particularly important,Ž said Arch G. Mainous III, Ph.D., the studys lead investigator and chairman of the department of health services research, management and policy at UFs College of Public Health and Health Professions. Aspirin has been advocated as a prevention strategy but only for certain patients. There are health risks associated with the treatment. It is important that doctors are directing the right patients to get aspirin for cardiovascular disease prevention.Ž Other studies have examined whether people at risk of heart attack or stroke were taking aspirin, but the UF study is the “ rst to explore whether a person had received a doctors recommendation for aspirin. For the study, UF researchers analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2012, a large, nationally representative survey that combines survey questions with laboratory testing. About 3,500 participants over age 40 were asked if their doctor had recommended they take low-dose aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, stroke or cancer. If they had received the recommendation, participants were also asked if they were following their doctors advice. The UF team compared individuals survey responses to their Framingham Risk Score, a risk assessment tool for determining a persons 10-year risk of having a heart attack. The tool calculates a score based on a persons age, gender, total and HDL cholesterol, smoking status and blood pressure. Researchers classi“ ed people who had a 10year risk score of more than 10 percent as high risk, while patients with less than a 10 percent risk were classi“ ed as low risk. The results indicated that more than half of the patients who should have been recommended to take aspirin did not report being told by their health care provider to take aspirin,Ž said Mr. Mainous, the Florida Blue endowed chair of health administration. Further, a substantial proportion of those not at increased risk for cardiovascular disease were recommended to take aspirin. The vast majority of patients who reported being told to take aspirin were complying with their doctors advice. The issue that was concerning to us wasnt adherence to treatment, but whether the right patients were being given advice on aspirin treatment appropriate for them.Ž Future research should evaluate whether making Framingham Risk Score computations available through electronic medical records would aid doctors in making accurate decisions about who should take lowdose aspirin, Mr. Mainous said. Many at-risk heart disease patients lack guidance Cooking ideas for diabetics class at Raulerson HospitalJoin us at Raulerson Hospital to learn about diabetic cooking ideas with Executive Chef Ron Corrado on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Raulerson Hospital in the cafeteria, 1796 U.S. 441 N. Learn new recipes and sample some of the creations. There is no fee to participate. Space is limited. RSVP at 863-763-9228.Political Forum to be held Aug. 13 in the OMS gymAn Okeechobee Political Forum will be held Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Osceola Middle School Gymnasium, 825 S.W. 28th St., from 5:45 until 9 p.m. Candidates from the following races are invited: U.S. Representative … District 17; Commissioner of Agriculture; Circuit Judge … District 19; Okeechobee City Council; Okeechobee County School Board … District 1; and, Okeechobee County Commission … Districts 2 & 4. Concessions will be available and those sales will bene“ t local students.


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Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Staff Accountant Position Requires experience with QuickBooks, Excel and Word. Pay commensurate with experience. Send resume to okeeresume2014 @hotmail.com Employment Full TimeEstablished 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 Employment Part TimeATTENDANT needed for carwash. Maintenance & light duty work. Must have mechanical background. 25-35 hrs per week. Call 863-610-1027. Employment WantedI CAN FIND MEDICAL BILLING ERRORS. 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE CALL 863-273-0665 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Landscaping Supplies 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. (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 VILLA, 2/2. In quiet Culdasac Great for roommates $775/month. Call 561-762-7660. Landscaping Supplies Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News July 20, 2014


Okeechobee County School Board Meetings for July and August The Okeechobee County School Board will meet for a regular business meeting on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. The School Board will meet on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., to consider advertisement of proposed millage rates and proposed budget for the 2014-15 scal year. The School Board will meet on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., for a public hearing to consider adoption of tentative millage rates and the tentative budget for 2014-15. Regular School Board business will also be conducted at these meetings. The regular August business meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. All meetings will be conducted in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 600 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, and are open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 465914 ON 7/2/2014 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued by the County Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 21st day of May, 2014, in the cause wherein RASHA RENTALS, LLC., Plaintiff and SONYA TYSON, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SONYA TYSON & UNKNOWN TENANTS(S) Defendant(s), being Case No. 2014-CC-33 in the said Court, I Paul C. May, as Sheriff of Okeechobee County, Florida, have this day levied upon all of the right, title and interest of the Defendant SONYA TYSON in and to the following described personal property lying and situate in Okeechobee County, Florida to wit: DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY 2000 SILVER DODGE RAM 4 DOOR EXT CAB PK VIN # 1B7HC13YXYJ104650, TAG # Q582HI MAUVE 1993 DOUBLE K, INC/FREIGHTLINER TILT TANDEM TAG #928PEA I shall offer the above described personal property for sale subject to all prior liens and encumbrances if any, on the 31st day of July, 2014 at 10:00 AM, or as soon as possible thereafter at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, 504 N.W. 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida and will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, all right, title, and interest of said Defendant SONYA TYSON in said property. Vehicle may be seen one hour prior to sale @ BMJ Towing, 414 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida this 25th day of June 2014. Paul C. May, Sheriff Okeechobee CountyIn accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceeding should contact Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3117, ext. 5028. 466064 ON 6/29;7/6,13,20/2014 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns T owing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on AUGUST 1, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1996 NISSAN MAXIMA VIN#JN1CA21D8TM404669 1981 CADI DEVILLE VIN#1G6AD4791B9217983 T erms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 466358 ON 7/20/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CASE NO. 2013 CA 000369 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, VS. BROOKS COVERT A/K/A COVERT BROOKS, DENISE COVERT AKA DENISE M. COVERT A/K/A DENISE V. COVERT A/K/A DENISE VALLEY COVERT, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE ESTATE OF BROOKS COVERT, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, 18931 NW 280TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the Public Notice Okeechobee County School District NON-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE The School District of Okeechobee County has adopted Board Policy 6.43, Unlawful Discrimination Prohibited. No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, if otherwise quali ed, social and family background or on the basis of the use of a language other than English by Limited English Pro ciency (LEP) students, be excluded from participation in, be denied the bene ts of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity, or in any employment conditions or practices conducted by this School District, except as provided by law. The School District of Okeechobee County shall comply with all federal and state laws which include the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Title IX, Section 504, Florida Education Equity Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. Any employee, student, applicant for admissions, or applicant for employment who believes he/she has been discriminated against or has been harassed by another employee, student, or third party is encouraged to use the Equity Plan Grievance Procedure for ling complaints. Complaints may be led with the principal or immediate supervisor, District Equity Coordinator/Director of Human Resources or the Superintendent. Director of Human Resources Title II, Title IX and the Florida Education Equity Act Complaints and ADA/Section 504 Complaints 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863) 462-5000 Ext. 267 _____________________________________________________________ El Distrito Escolar del Condado Okeechobee la adoptado la Politica de Bordo 6.43, Discriminacion Ilegal Prohibida. Ninguna persona ser discriminada en base a su raza, color, religin, gnero, edad, origen de su nacionalidad, informacin gentica, creencias polticas, estado civil, orientacin sexual, discapacidad, ni por sus antecedentes sociales y familiares, o en base al uso de otro lenguaje, adems del idioma Ingls, o por ser estudiantes identi cados como LEP (aprendices del idioma Ingls), no se les debe de excluir de participar o negrselos bene cios, o ser sujetos a discriminacin en ningn programa o actividad educativa, o en ningn empleo o prcticas realizadas por este Distrito Escolar, salvo lo dispuesto por la ley. (Junta Directiva 6.43). La Junta Escolar deber de cumplir con todos los derechos federales y del estado incluyendo el Decreto de 1990 sobre Americanos Discapacitados (siglas en Ingls-ADA), Titulo IX, Seccion 504, Equidad de Educacion de Florida, Discriminacion de edad en el Empleo (ADEA), Acto de No Discriminacion de Informacion Gentico de 2008 (GINA), y los Exploradores de Amrica Acto de Acceso Igual. Cualquier empleado, estudiante, aspirante del ingreso o aspirante del empleo que alegue haber sido discriminado u acosado por cualquier grupo (otro empleado, estudiante o persona), podr llevar su queja directamente al/la director/a, supervisor, Coordinador de Justicia del Distrito, o Superintendente del Distrito. El Coordinador de Justicia del Distrito/ Directora de Recursos Humanos Quejas de Titulo II, Titulo IX, ADA/ Seccion 504 Equidad de Educacion de Florida 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863) 462-5000 Ext. 267 466192 ON 7/20/2014 Mobile Home RentFORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond creek, 2BR, 2BA Trailer, $1,500 down 1st, last + deposit. $650 monthly (772) 464-9226 Mobile HomeSaleNew Palm Harbor Velocity Models! 3/2 starting in the 50’s, 4/2 starting in the 60’s Limited time offer!!! 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 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 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 17 Okeechobee News July 20, 2014following described property: EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 10, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT N OF TRACT 10, VIKING has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on McCalla Raymer. LLC, Nicholas J. Youtz, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 225 East Robinson Street, Suite 660, Orlando, FL 32801 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the Okeechobee News and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 16th day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Clerk of the Court BY: Linda F. Young As Deputy Clerk 466357 ON 7 / 20 27 / 2014ACROSS 1 Kazantzakis title hero 6 Singer James 10 Apple variety 14 Water is lifeŽ brand 15 Bishops rte. 16 Jet Propulsion Lab org. 17 The Goodbye GirlŽ Oscar winner 20 Classical theaters 21 Private __ 22 Has no obligation to 23 Org. with an interlocking rings logo 25 Journalist Tarbell et al. 26 CD precursors 29 Short-muzzled dog breed 35 Shoe box letters 36 Devoured 37 French 101 word 38 West Coast natl. monument since 2012 40 Disney doe 41 Times for action 42 Honorable 43 Rear 45 Disappoint, with downŽ 46 Futuristic car unveiled at the 1933 New York Auto Show 49 ... good witch, __ bad witch?Ž 50 Part of Q.E.F. 51 Tourney pass 53 Hallowed 56 __ alai 58 City on the Rhne 62 Court wrap-up ... and whats hidden in 17-, 29and 46-Across? 65 Puma rival 66 Pull down 67 Two-masted craft 68 Stores in a large building? 69 Till opener 70 Iroquois foes DOWN 1 Shutout score feature 2 Ars amatoriaŽ poet 3 It might be sticky or dirty 4 Religion founded in Persia 5 Actress Gasteyer 6 Current event 7 Current influence 8 Current observer 9 Things to do 10 Pest-ridden 11 Irish revolutionary __ Gonne MacBride 12 NCAA member?: Abbr. 13 Play group 18 Saw again 19 Words said in passing? 24 O.T. book after Amos 25 Damage 26 Some jabs 27 Lab dish inventor 28 Capital city on the Han River 30 Ogle 31 Like some eclipses 32 Author Calvino 33 Fritter maker 34 Pisa party 39 About-face 41 Like early morning links44 Pulitzer-winning Ferber novel 47 ... harken __ dieŽ: Tennyson 48 Portrayer of Wawa and Litella 52 Film composer Bernstein 53 Phishing lure 54 Menlo Park middle name 55 Slinky, e.g. 56 Lawn game projectile 57 River under the Ponte Vecchio 59 Mountain legend 60 Grimm start 61 Unspecified degrees 63 Agcy. concerned with the federal fiscal outlook 64 Island strings By Marti DuGuay-Carpenter (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC05/22/1405/22/14ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewisxwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week.ASSAULT € 4300 block of S.E. 26th St. € 3000 block of U.S. 98 N. € 6600 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 3500 block of U.S. 441 N. € 3400 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 6800 block of N.E. Fifth St. € 600 block of N.E. 13th Ave. € 6600 block of N.E. Ninth Lane € 6100 block of S.E. 96th Trail BURGLARY € 3200 block of N.W. 37th Ave. € 3400 block of N.W. Sixth St. € 12500 block of S.R. 70 E. € 22300 block of N.W. 176th Ave. € 1600 block of S.R. 70 E. € 14000 block of U.S. 441 N. € 8900 block of S.E. 67th Way € 1000 block of N.E. 13th Ave. € 11300 block of N.E. 51st Court CRIMINAL MISCHIEF € 4800 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 3400 block of S.E. 34th Ave. FRAUD € 32600 block of U.S. 441 N. € 4300 block of S.E. 49th Court THEFT € 500 block of N.W. 27th Lane € 3400 block of N.W. 26th Lane € 1600 block of N.E. 14th St. € 6800 block of S.E. 86th Blvd. € 900 block of S.E. 38th Terrace € 3400 block of N.W. 26th Ave. € 9800 block of S.R. 78 W. € 3800 block of N.W. 21st Ave. € 22000 block of N.W. 264th St. OCSO Investigations


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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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