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Friday, July 25, 2014 50¢ plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 89 13.76 feetLast Year: 15.57 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. School employee accused of pulling child’s hair ... Page 8 W oman ghts off attackers ... Page 10 Garbage pickup fees reduced ... Page 8 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Katie McKay earned a lot of support and respect this summer as she represented Okeechobee in three events at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in the National Junior High School Rodeo Finals. McKay competed in barrel racing, pole bending and ribbon roping. The 13-year-old student at Osceola Middle School competed for nearly a week in front of large crowds and against some of the best in the world in her sport. Contestants from the United States, McKay shines in rodeo “ nals Special to the Okeechobee News/ Melissa McKay.Katie McKay competes in the pole bending at the National Junior High Rodeo Finals in Des Moines, Iowa. Swim team to compete in regional meet ... Page 12 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The school system presented a $65.3 million spending plan Tuesday that will increase overall spending by $614,395 and lower the tax millage rate. The 2013-14 school tax rate was 7.463 mills. The proposed 2014-15 rate is 7.391 mills. One mill equals $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of property value. The rate means a slight reduction in taxes for homeowners. For example, for a home with $100,000 taxable value, under the proposed millage, the tax bill for schools will be reduced by $7.20. The overall property tax base for school taxes rose by $24 million this year or just over 1 percent above last year. The tax base for school taxes is different than the tax base for county taxes because the Homestead Exemption varies. The “ rst $25,000 of Homestead Exemption applies to all property taxes, including school district taxes. The additional exemption up to $25,000 applies to non-school taxes. The local money raised will increase b y $27,407, to $9.02 million. Student enrollment is predicted to drop b y 87 students to 6,317. Per student funding, or FTE, will be $4,031, an increase from $3,752 last year. Total revenue School board to lower tax millage By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Board of Count y Commissioners agreed Thursday to do everything they can to encourage Florida Power and Light to build a power plant here. FP&L plans to construct a new gas-“ red power plant in Florida, explained consultan t John Rhodes. Okeechobee County is just one of the sites being considered. The $1 billion project is scheduled to start construction in 2017 and be online sometime in 2019. The Okeechobee County site is well suited for a power plant. FP&L already owns 2,800 acres in the northeast corner of Okeechobee County, with easy access to the Florida Turnpike. Mr. Rhodes, a consultant with Moran, Stahl and Boyer, said there is plenty of room on the site for FP&L to add another project „ such as a solar farm „ there in the future. He said there is already a pool of experienced labor in the region. In addition, Indian River State College has a nationally-recognized power plant training institute which offers an Associate of Science degree. The site has access to transmission lines and the planned new gas pipeline will run through County plans tax break for FP&L plant S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level Clrng Or Cti! See FP&L „ Page 10 See SCHOOL „ Page 7 See RODEO „ Page 6

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A report on tobacco use in Okeechobee highlighted the agenda when the Okeechobee Community Collaborative Council met Tuesday. Dr. Barry Hummel of the Quit Doc Research and Education Foundation was the featured speaker. Okeechobee has long been a hotbed for tobacco use. Even eye dropping prices of $50 or more for cartons of cigarettes have not made much of a dent in the rate of smokers in Okeechobee. Dr. Hummel said a new law for prescription marijuana will become law in Florida. He explained that employers in Okeechobee will be impacted by the law. The focus of his speech was new products. E-cigarettes are designed to simulate nicotine. It was invented in China and entered the United States in 2006. At “ rst they were very expensive, $150 or more. This was out of the normal budget for teenagers. In recent years the price has come down. These devices include hundreds of chemicals. Studies on the impacts have not been extensive, Dr. Hummel reported. They lied that the chemicals were safe. One chemical was antifreeze, is that safe? Your lungs do not do well with chemicals,Ž he added. He said the product is about market share and is just another form of nicotine. Dr. Hummel said this is the future of tobacco. The industry continues to target teenagers. There are no laws to prohibit the use of these products in public in Florida, I dont know what is coming out of the end of these things.Ž The products can be used virtually anywhere. Dr. Hummel said various products are being used by students in school. They are harder for teachers to detect because they dont produce heat or some and no odor. Many come in kid-friendly favors like bubble gum and gummy bears. The use of these products has doubled in high school and by 40 percent in middle schools.Ž It will become more common than cigarettes among teenagers in the near future. The Food and Drug Administration proposed some restrictions in April that include age restrictions and sales in vending machines. Florida also began age restrictions as of July 1. Dr. Hummel said marijuana should not be marketed like alcohol and cigarettes. We dont allow recreational drug use at work,Ž he said. Dr. Hummel asked what happens when somebody with a back problem with a prescription for medical marijuana requests the right to use the drug. It could open up employers to legal action. Im going to have a heck of a time trying to ban medication,Ž he added. The group also collected back to school supplies and will donate them to My Aunts House. Open house for Okeechobee Schools is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 14. The “ rst day of school is Monday, Aug.18. The next meeting of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is set for Sept. 19 at noon at their of“ ces. Skate Camp with Communities in Schools begins Monday, July 28. Health Department Administrator Erin Hess said mosquito-borne illness is on the rise in surrounding counties and residents should be aware of the dangers. The referendum on the Childrens Services Council is set for the Nov. 4 election. The Council has served 157,000 children during its history. Indian River State College no longer requires residency for those interested in learning English or other adult education courses. Marthas House has a job opening for an advocate. A bachelors degree is required. Cigarette smoking continues to be a health issue 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 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 2 Okeechobee News July 25, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsCommunity Collaborative Council collects school suppliesThe Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, is collecting back to school supplies to be given to needy and foster children in Okeechobee. For information on how you can make a donation, call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000, ext. 257. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDr. Barry Hummel spoke on the dangers of E-cigarettes at Tuesdays meeting in Okeechobee of the Community Collaborative Council. C-40 canal dredging to help improve ” ood protectionOkeechobee Field Station staff at the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will begin a maintenance project next week to restore the C-40 canal to its original dimensions during a four-month dredging project. During the work, public access to the canal from State Road 70 south to the S-75 structure will be closed. The canal is scheduled to reopen to boat traf“ c in November. Work was necessitated from years of silt and sediment reducing the canals ability to move stormwater runoff. The “ rst phase of the project will restore the conveyance capacity of the canal by removing about 142,000 cubic yards of sediment, enough to “ ll more than 8,000 dump trucks. The multiyear effort will ultimately remove more than 760,000 cubic yards of material from the C-40 canal between State Road 70 and the S-72 structure, just north of Lake Okeechobee. Questions regarding the project may be directed to Gary Ritter at 863-462-5260, ext. 3017, or by e-mail at gritter@sfwmd.gov. Canal to close for maintenance

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Jail lawsuit€ Just what Okeechobee needs, ridiculous, give them the money, dont give them t he money, doesnt matter, it has been run in t he past for less and it will be run in the fut ure for what the budget is. Utilize and compromise and quit making taxpayers and the c ommunity suffer! € Have any of the commissioners stopped b y the jail to talk to the real of“ cers who run t he jail? Ask the detention deputies for their input regarding budget for what is actually needed. The money being spent on an att orney should be the money provided to jail operations for upgrades to the antiquated s ecurity systems. Come on commissioners, its called good business sense! € Everybody grab a score card and let the game begin... It seems the BOCC has made t he determination they will no longer talk w ith the sheriff in reference to his budget... A t $500 an hour (remember the county pays for the sheriffs legal expenses also), money b etter spent towards the goal of operations of the sheriffs of“ ce instead of padding the pockets of out-of-town law “ rms. This is a w in-win but for whom? T rees€ Can you imagine what the traf“ c will look like this winter with palm trees planted in the median and dead limbs falling or a t ruck parked there to trim the trees. Dont any of the good old boys know someone in T allahassee. Instead of trees, they need another lane. I know there is someone via the c apital who owes some politician a favor. Not only that, there are few markers on the islands with a re” ector to hold you till the end of the island. The most important one has been missing for a year anyway. Go to Sebring and see how fast the traf“ c moves. T here are three and four lanes on each side. I have been there many times and have never seen a wreck and traf“ c moves 45 and 55 mph all the way around the places. I have never seen an accident there or policeman.Waitresses and waiters€ After spending over a year being a server and knowing the hard work put into it, it is a shame how many people (our guests) do not know how to tip or just dont care to tip. If you are given excellent, professional and quick service, show it in your tips to the servers. This is how we “ nancially survive. It is how we make a living, pay our bills, provide for our children and contribute to our households. I am aware that a lot of people are unable to go out and eat a nice meal, but maybe once a month or once every six months due to the economy and it is nice to treat yourself and/or your family to a dinner at a restaurant every once in a while, BUT if you cannot afford a tip to the servers who are making your dining experience a pleasurable one, wait a week or two when you can afford a tip. Everyone who works hard and delivers professional, prompt service, whatever industry they are employed in, deserves to be paid. To those people who do realize this is our livelihood and tip properly, on behalf of all servers, waitresses and waiters, we thank you very much and you are very much appreciated.FPL tax€ County commissioners were talking about putting a tax or fee onto the FPL bills, do they not realize not everyone in the county uses FPL? There are other electric companies in this county that people use. So how will this be fair? € At the last meeting, the county administrator said that FPL was OK with collecting the fee but Glades Electric was pushing back,Ž giving the idea that GE was not thrilled, maybe even said no,Ž to the idea of having to collect a fee/tax for the county. How will the pushing backŽ be handled or end is a legit question. I suppose the commissioners need to “ nd a fair resolution for all. Why should only FPL customers have to pay the fee/tax when indeed GE customers get/and use the same services, yet only FPL customers will be bearing the increase? € They need to live within the 10 mil. What we will end up with is the electric tax AND 10 mill. Then they will get used to that and want more. Whats next? Air tax? Tournament help appreciatedOn July 19, the Florida Fallen Peace Of“ cer Bass Tournament was held at Lake Okeechobee Scott Driver Boat Ramp. On behalf of Crappy Jacks Bait & Tackle, we would like to thank Tin Fish Grill for their donation of $450 in gift certi“ cates for the anglers in “ rst through 10th place and “ rst and second Big Fish. In addition, thank you to the following businesses: Original Equipment, W&W Lumber, CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Car Quest, St. Lucie Battery & Tire, Tire Kingdom, Tires Plus, Los Cocos, Advanced Auto, Brown Cow Sweetery, Sign Guy, Golden Corral, Pueblo Viejo, Dunkin Donuts, Publix, Parrott Island Grill and Geechee Mons. Thank you to the Glades County Sheriffs Of“ ce for lending their grill and to the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce for cooking. Lastly, thank you to all the anglers that participated and everyone that came out to support this event. All monies raised wer e donated to the National Law Enforcement Of“ cer Memorial Fund for Florida fallen of“ cers and their families. Michele Bell OCSO public information of“ cer July 25, 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! Centennial logo ideas soughtSpecial to the Okeechobee NewsThe City of Okeechobee Centennial Committee met with great enthusiasm on Monday, July 14, at City Hall. School liaison Jeanne En“ nger, met with the Superintendent of Schools regarding plans to incorporate and involve the schools as much as possible in this coming years activities. She said Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy was very happy to have us include the schools and looks forward to working with the committee. He did remind Ms. En“ nger to keep the school calendar in mind when scheduling these activities for the students to participate. Magi Cable opened the discussion for the historic timeline stating there was a plethora of information for our small city. There was extensive discussion, with many ideas presented on ways to use the timeline as we begin planning for our Centennial year. Justin Domer talked brie” y about the development of the Centennial Celebration Facebook page. The page already has close to 1,000 likes. The quick response to the Centennial Celebration page shows that the community is looking forward to this great year of celebration and is looking for ways to get involved. The Celebration Committee is sending out a Call to ArtistsŽ for logo submissions that will encompass Okeechobees past and future. These submissions will become the property of the City of Okeechobee and will be reviewed by the Centennial Committee for “ nal approval and acceptance. The approved logo will be the centerpiece for our celebratory year and will be a part of Okeechobee History. Be creative and have fun! Submissions must be completed and received by the City of Okeechobee Clerks of“ ce by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The Centennial Committee welcomes community input and participation. Input is welcomed at the meetings that are currentl y scheduled to run on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, until further notice; these meetings will be recorded in the Public Notice section of the newspaper. Community participation will 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 of Okeechobee are represented. Be a part of Okeechobees history and future; celebrate with the City of Okeechobees Centennial Committee. For more information visit our Faceboo k page: www.facebook.com/OkeechobeeCentennial, the city web site www.cityofokeechobee.com, Twitter Celebrate Okeechobee @ Okeechobee100 or contact the Of“ ce of the Clerk at 863-763-3372, ext. 215 or mjahner@ cityofokeechobee.com. News from the City Centennial Committee

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Joy Evelyn Reiss, 88OKEECHOBEE „ Joy Evelyn Reiss passed away peacefully on July 19, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Okeechobee. Joy was born Nov. 13, 1925, in Detroit, Mich. She was a resident of Okeechobee for the past 30 years. Joy was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary at Cypress Hut Eagles 4509 in Okeechobee and a volunteer at Raulerson Hospital. She loved to play bingo and adored her 2 cats. She is survived by her loving daughter, Dawn M. Reiss; and loving sons, Larry M. Reiss and Dale S. Reiss (Annie); two adopted daughters, Angie and Deanne; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Friends and family will gather at Cypress Hut Eagles 4509 on July 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. for a celebration of life. The family requests that in lieu of ” owers that donations be made to Hospice of Okeechobee. Okeechobee’s Only Family Owned & Operated Full Service Funeral Home Over 30 Years of Personal Service to the Lake Area BurialOnsiteCremationMonumentsFuneralPrePlanning Burial Onsite Cremation Monuments Funeral Pre-Planning 400 North Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34974 863-763-1994 “Time and Tem p erature” Phone number 863-763-0123 James W. Young, Founder Seawinds Funeral Group3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee 863-357-7283okeechobeeseawinds.com Cremation ..............................$495 Cremation & Chapel Service ..$870 Traditional Cremation (includes rental casket) ..........$2,495 Traditional Funeral & Burial $1,995 Graveside Service ................$1,495 PRE-ARRANGEMENT (Financing Available) Cremation $95 down $10 a month for 45 months Creamation with Chapel Service .. $195 down $17 a month for 45 months Traditional Funeral & Burial ....... $500 down, $100 month for 45 months This includes minimum Casket, Vault and Open/Closing of Grave Site These prices do not include cash advance items. 6 Okeechobee News July 25, 2014 See Obituaries „ Page 7 ObituariesSandra Jean Brown, 66OKEECHOBEE „ Sandra Jean Brown died J uly 20, 2014. She was born February 18, 1948 in Laconia, New Hampshire to Maynard and Evelyn Dalton Brown. A resident of Okeechobee since 2008, she was a member of Okeechobee Stitchin. Ms. Brown is surv ived by her son, J ohn Beard (Paula); granddaughter, Megan Beard; eight great grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth Brown (Andrea) of Franklin, New Hampshire, J ames Brown of Ethan, Oklahoma and William Brown of New Hampshire; three sisters, Nancy Cochran, Lois Donaghy both of Franklin New Hampshire and Judy Landry (Alan) of Abbotv ille, Maine. A Celebration of Life will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Pastor Loy D. Mershimer of Okeechobee Presbyterian Church of“ ciating. In lieu of ” owers, memorials may be made to the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, the Humane Society or research for premature babies. 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 Ave., Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by e-mailing obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available on newszap.com View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Canada and Australia were on hand. This was Katies “ rst trip to the National Finals and her “ rst year competing on the Junior High circuit. It was just an amazing experience. I really cant explain how thankful I am for all my sponsors and everyone who helped me get there, I just cant thank anyone enough,Ž she stated. McKay was the reserve champion pole bender in Florida this year and tied for “ fth in barrel racing and third in ribbon roping. She was able to compete in the state “ nals for junior high rodeo hosted at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center in May. The circuit includes sixth, seventh and eighth graders. She competes with Sam Morgan of Davie, Fla. in the ribbon roping. McKay said she was very impressed with the venue and the talent level of the competition at the national “ nals, Theyre the best in the national „ it was just like the national “ nals. It was amazing and nerve racking when I saw how well they did. I wasnt sure if I could keep up with them because they have a lot more experience.Ž Her aunt and uncle, Keith and Becky Breaux and her cousin, Bree were very helpful to her as they let her use their horse, Captain Adios, at the National Finals. She also got excellent instruction and tutoring from Chuck Givens in Kentucky while she drove to the national “ nals. She rode her horse Echo during the barrel race competition. She was also thrilled to meet some famous rodeo stars during the “ nals like former world champion calf roper Tuf Cooper, who encouraged her before her second performance in the pole bending competition. The nationals just helped me grow a lot as a rider and helped me to get to know m y horses. I think it helped me improve with Echo a lot, I was really excited,Ž she added. Her ultimate goal is to attend Texas A&M on a rodeo scholarship. She wants to stud y animal prosthetics and cloning. She wants to earn a college scholarship and eventuall y compete in college rodeos and eventuall y the National Rodeo Finals for professionals. She plans to attend a world show this year aboard her pole horse, Captain Adios, and learn even more about the sport. Her older sister Amanda competed in rodeo and Katie is a fourth generation cowgirl. McKay earned points for the All-Around Rookie Cowgirl at the “ nals. Her top runs were a third place “ nish in pole bending with a time of 21.071 and a fourth place “ nish in ribbon roping with a time of 9.04. She also took third place in the pole bending on June 28 with a time of 20.765 McKay thanked her many sponsors and supporters and noted if it hadnt been for them, she never would have been able to compete in the event. She also thanked her dad, Terry McKay, for his support and guidance and for building up her con“ dence so she could compete at the highest level in rodeo this year. RODEOContinued From Page 1

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Esperansa Grace MartinezOKEECHOBEE „ Esperansa Grace Martinez died July 22, 2014 at St. Marys Medical Center in W est Palm Beach. She was born July 9, 2014 to Lucio Martinez and Ashley Marie Cyr. Esperansa is survived by her father, Lucio Martinez; mother, Ashley Cyr; sister, Isabella Godinez; brother, Ethan Martinez; grandparents, Richard and Debra Cyr and Anicarto and Ester Martinez; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until services at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. 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. ObituariesContinued From Page 6 Francis FrankŽ Brien LaPlante OKEECHOBEE „ During the morning of July 24, 2014, Frank passed away peacefully of natural causes. He was being comforted by his loving wife, family and friends at the Hospice of Okeechobee. He was born in the town of North Adams, Massachusetts on April 29, 1937. W hile serving in the United States Air Force, Frank met Linda on a blind date at a New Years Eve party. They were married on September 8th 1962, of the same y ear. Frank was a quiet man but had a phenomenal sense of humor. Love and laughter w ere abundant within their home and family w as always the most important thing to him. He w as a patient man who was always willing to help anyone who needed it. He was very active doing the things he loved like “ xing things around the house, hobbies such as ceramics and creating special stained glass pieces. He loved history, science and was an avid reader, w illingly sharing his wealth of knowledge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eli and Mary; and his granddaughter, Alicia Harris. He is survived by Linda, his wife and partner of “ fty-two years. He is also survived by his three children, Mary Harris and Daniel LaPlante, both of Okeechobee and Tammy Standefer of Alabama; his grandchildren, Joshua Lampley of Okeechobee, Steven Standefer of Alabama and Braden Standefer, currently of California, as well as his brother Terry (Betty) of Williamstown Massachusetts. No services will be held at this time. 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. Marjorie H. Fortenberry, 89OKEECHOBEE „ Marjorie H. Fortenberry, of Palm Beach Shores and Okeechobee, Fla., passed away July 20, 2014. She was born in Lauratown, Ark. on Dec. 23, 1924. Margie left Arkansas as a young woman to seek her fortune in St. Louis and soon after joined the Army Air Corps, serving as a nurse during WW II. After her discharge, she met and married Wayne Fortenberry. They made their home in Belle Glade and later in West Palm Beach, where they both worked for the Palm Beach County School District. Margie was an accomplished singer, and for over ten years was a member of the Sweet Adelines. Margie loved to “ sh. Over the years she and Wayne owned six different homes around Lake Okeechobee (she also loved to move), where Margie caught the “ sh and Wayne cleaned the “ sh. Margie was an excellent cook, and her fried “ sh was the best. When they retired, Margie and Wayne spent a lot more time in Okeechobee where they were active in the Church of Christ, the VFW and the American Legion, for which Margie served several years as Chaplain. Margie was full of fun, quick with a joke and was always the life of every party and “ sh fry. Margie was preceded in death by Wayne in 2012. She is survived by her daughter and son-inlaw, Joan and Larry Smith; granddaughter, Sydney Smith; siblings, Imogene Counts, Neil Nunally and Mildred Richey; and many nieces, nephews, friends, dedicated caregivers and dog, Chad. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Aycock-Riverside Funeral Home, 1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Port Mayaca Cemetery, 23900 SW Kanner Hwy (SR 76), Canal Point, FL 33438. Because Margie was such an animal lover, in lieu of ” owers, donations may be made to The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Avenue, Palm City, FL 34990. 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. EPISCOPAL Advertise your church events or services here!Call 863.763.3134 today to inquire about pricing CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 9 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at churchofoursaviourokeechobee.org200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 7 Okeechobee News July 25, 2014 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com from the state amounts to $34.6 million, an increase from $33.75 million last year. The total school millage includes 1.5 mills for capital improvements. The proposed budget includes $2.8 million for Central Elementary, $7.6 million for the combined high school and freshman campus, $2.4 million for South Elementary, $2.9 million for Yearling Middle School, $2.9 million for North Elementary and $3.1 million for Everglades. The budget for Seminole Elementary is $3.2 million, Osceola Middle School is $3.2 million, transportation $2.9 million and $2.76 million for the district of“ ce. Exceptional Student Education was funded at $1.03 million. Only Central, South and Okeechobee Achievement Academy had budget increases. The capital projects funded include $475,000 to purchase four school buses, $225,000 to demolish the old South Elementary building, $260,000 to improve lighting at Osceola Middle School and $100,000 for various painting projects. The total budget is $2.93 million. The additional hour at South Elementar y is estimated to cost over $300,000. The budget includes almost $74,000 in local taxes to help fund the education programs at various Department of Juvenile Justice facilities, a change from the past. The fund balance is expected to increase to 7 percent. SCHOOLContinued From Page 1

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsThe Okeechobee School Board voted to suspend without pay but not “ re a Seminole Elementary paraprofessional accused of abusing a kindergarten ESE student by pulling her hair. The board heard evidence for over six hours Wednesday before they reached a decision. The board voted 3-2 not to terminate Elaine Murphy. Joe Arnold, Malissa Morgan and David W illiams voted against the termination. Gay Carlton said her main goal was protecting the children and this sent a wrong message to parents. Place her somewhere she is not dealing w ith kids. Im concerned about the parents reaction to this,Ž she said. My goal is the safety of kids.Ž Ms. Morgan said the police decision to not pursue charges was a big factor for her and that the eye witnesses contradicted themselves. I never heard where they actually saw her grabbing the child and pulling her hair,Ž she added. Mr. Williams supported the suspension of Ms. Murphy from April 24 to the end of the school year. He suggested she be employed at Okeechobee Achievement Academy and w ork with older kids. India Riedel supported the termination because of the recommendation of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the facts presented. Im very uncomfortable employing a person who is recommended to not be a caregiver of kids,Ž she said. Mr. Arnold said he would like to see additional training. Attorney for the superintendent Robert Kilbride said the facts were simple. The 6-year-old was “ dgety and perhaps dif“ cult to control. At some point Ms. Murphy put her knee to the girls head to control her conduct and tried to lift her up. Ms. Murphy lost control, pulled her hair, and shocked people,Ž he explained. Mr. Kilbride said Ms. Murphy took wrong and inappropriate actions, admitted them, and DCF investigators determined it happened and she is no longer quali“ ed to be a caretaker. Attorney Mark Wilensky, legal counsel for Ms. Murphy, argued his client was never upset or angry, didnt act in any improper way, and that the childs hair got caught in her bracelet. There is no question her hair got pulled, but it just got caught in her bracelet,Ž he added. People get a little carried away when they tell stories. What happened was an accident.Ž Mr. Wilensky said DCF Investigators never interviewed his client. He said Ms. Murphy was a good worker for eight years and that this incident was an accident. Mr. Kilbride asked Ms. Murphy what happened that day. In closing arguments, Mr. Kilbride said it was unlikely that jewelry could get caught in the childs hair. How can two hands get that close to the head and caught in her hair together? It doesnt work that way,Ž he reasoned. He noted Ms. Murphy offered to resign and that was a signi“ cant clue about what happened. Most times that is because they know they are guilty and want to move on with their life,Ž he said. The allegations were Ms. Murphy pulled the hair of a 6-year-old child near the bus circle at Seminole Elementary on Jan. 15. The board denied a motion to disqualify them from hearing the case. If they had approved the motion, an administrative law judge would have heard the case. No criminal charges were “ led. Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) Deputy Josey Hall said he did not believe Ms. Murphy intended to cause harm but did act in an improper manner. Seminole Elementary paraprofessional Chevela McKinney testi“ ed she was 8 feet away from the student. She said she heard a commotion and saw Murphy place her two hands in the childs hair and pull her hair. The child was crouched on the ground with her hands over her head screaming no,Ž she said. Ms. McKinney said the hair did not get caught in the bracelet. Ms. McKinney said she did not hear Ms. Murphy get angry and that she did not feel the child was in danger. Another eye witness, an 11 year old and “ fth grader at the time, said she saw Ms. Murphy with her knee to the childs head trying to move her back to the wall. She stated she saw her pull her hair and didnt see any jewelry get caught in her hair. I wouldnt think a teacher would do that to a student,Ž she said. She noted the incident happened in a matter of seconds. She stated Ms. Murphy admitted she pulled the girls hair because she wouldnt get out of the grass. Mr. Wilensky said the eye witnesses never told the same story twice. He said there is no proof that Ms. Murphy was angry or frustrated. He said the reality is this was an accident with no indication of anger or frustration on behalf of his client. If we thought you would just rubber stamp the superintendent, we wouldnt have come here today. She told you she is sorry. This is out of character, and this is an accident,Ž he said. Mr. Wilensky said misinterpretation of an incident should not cost a good, long-term employee her job. Ms. Murphy told the board she would not hurt a child for anything in the world. She claimed it was an accident and she was only trying to get her off the ground and ready for the school bus. Her hair got caught in my things. It did pull, it did hurt her because she said, my hair,Ž Ms. Murphy said. Ms. Murphy said she told the same story the entire time. She told the child she was sorry. She denied it was on purpose and that she was angry. She went on to say she had no intention of injuring the child. I didnt do this on purpose and I didnt mean for this to happen. It was my fault,Ž she said. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy said DCF veri“ ed physical injury occurred to this child and they recommended Ms. Murphy not be a caregiver. I felt we could not have her continue in this position. These are our most vulnerable students. It is my responsibility to protect children. We cannot have an individual treat our children like this,Ž he said. Assistant Superintendent Joni Ard handled the internal investigation undertaken by the school district. She interviewed all of the witnesses and reviewed a report from DCF. She said DCF recommended Ms. Murphy not be a care giver of students, I felt the accusation was quite credible and believable. Physical injury did occur to this vulnerable child due to the actions of Ms. Murphy,Ž she said. Mrs. Ard said the child witness claimed the entire incident lasted a few seconds. At “ rst, Ms. Murphy pulled the hair, then pulled harder and the body of the child lifted up, Mrs. Ard testi“ ed. Mrs. Ard said she interpreted that to mean the body did not lift of f the ground, she just pulled the hair up and the body rose up still touching the ground with her bottom. Mrs. Ard said no hair was pulled out and the child did not bleed. Mr. Wilensky said it was strange to him that the district didnt review a school bus video to determine how upset the child was. He surmised it was strange how Ms. McKinne y let Ms. Murphy escort the child to the bus, One minute before this she was accused of a vicious attack on the child, then she lets her walk her to the bus?Ž mused Mr. Wilensky. Seminole Elementary principal Matthe w Koff said the teacher made a mandatory call to DCF. DCF ruled Ms. Murphy should not be around students while the investigation was ongoing. He said in his opinion hair pulling o f a student was not appropriate for any school employee. He interviewed the employee on Jan. 17, and learned her bracelets caught the girls hair and that she did not deliberatel y jerk the childs hair. She stated the student had been crying, ants might have gotten on her, and that she would never hurt any of these kids,Ž he added. Mr. Koff said Ms. Murphy had received good employment evaluations which included one done two months after this incident. This included ratings of highly effective in some areas. The evaluation stated Ms. Murphy was self-motivated. Mr. Wilensky said after the hearing that the school board tried very hard to sift through dif“ cult and emotional facts. Im glad at least the majority of the members were able to put aside the emotions o f the issues, listen to the testimony and determine this was an accident,Ž he said. People should not lose their job due to an accident.Ž There was no immediate decision on what school or job Ms. Murphy will be assign to for the 2014-15 school year. 8 Okeechobee News July 25, 2014 Today: Mostly sunny early. Scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 92F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tonight: Thunderstorms in the evening will give wa y to partly cloudy skies overnight. Low 74F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.Extended ForecastSaturday: Partly cloudy early with thunderstorms becoming likely during the afternoon. High 91F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Saturday Night: Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy skies overnight. Low 74F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%. Okeechobee Forecast School board suspends employee accused of pulling girls hair Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyElaine Murphy testi“ es at a school board hearing Wednesday. County “ re and EMS assessments stay the sameCounty Fire and EMS assessments will remain the same and garbage pick up rates w ill decrease slightly under resolutions passed Thursday at the Okeechobee County Commission meeting. All three rates will be discussed at a public hearing on Aug. 28 at 9 a.m. at the Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse. Under the fee schedule discussed, residential garbage pickup rates will drop slightly from $227.69 to $220 a year. The “ re assessment for a residential home will remain $90 per year. The EMS assessment for a residential home will remain $66.60. In other business Thursday, the county commission voted to send a letter of support for St. Lucie Countys application for a state veterans nursing home. The board also awarded the bid for improvements to the county annex on U.S. 98 to the low bidder, Close Construction. The $417,592 project will include renovating the dirt ” oor storage area, which takes up about half of the building, into of“ ce space, as well as adding bathrooms. Garbage pick up fees to decrease

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10 Okeechobee News July 25, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Investigators are looking for two men who are wanted for questioning in connection with the attack on a young woman in the driveway of her Kings Bay home. Deputy Sergeant Paul Ferrell, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), indicated in his report the alleged attack occurred around 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, after the 18-yearold woman pulled into the driveway of her Southeast 49th Court home. As she was walking to her front door, two men dressed in black approached her quickly. The men then struck her in the face, knocked her to the ground and kicked her in the stomach. One of the men tried to grab her keys but she fought back as hard as she could because she was afraid of what would happen if they were able to open her home and get her inside. Sgt. Ferrell stated the woman was able to “ ght her way free and managed to get inside her home. The men tried to gain entry into her home, but she had locked the door and called the sheriffs of“ ce. When she last saw the men they were running east toward Southeast 50th Avenue. There was at least a 10-minute delay from the time she contacted the sheriffs of“ ce until deputies arrived at the scene, continued the report. Sgt. Ferrell said OCSO Deputy Brian Cross and his K-9 Barco tried tracking the men. That track started at the back of the home and continued to the paved parking lot by the clubhouse ... indicating there was a vehicle waiting for them in that area,Ž added the sergeant. The victim said she had no idea where the men came from, added Sgt. Ferrell. Sgt. Ferrell also pointed out there was some swelling on the right side of the victims face. The case has been assigned to OCSO Detective Ted Van Deman. Woman attacked by two men Christian singles plan dinnerA Christian singles potluck dinner will be held in The Gathering Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., Friday, July 25 at 6 p.m. For information, call Molly at 863-763-7195 or 863-763-9626.VFW will host bingo, karaokeVFW North Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host bingo Friday, July 25 at 1 p.m. and Saturday, July 26, at 1 p.m. Friday, karaoke will be D&K Entertainment will be provided from 7 until 10 p.m. The grill will be open on Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. and Saturday 5 until 7 p.m. Join us for Loris Sunday, July 26, dinner from 1 until 3 p.m. that will feature liver and onions or cube steaks. All proceeds will bene“ t our programs for veterans. The public is invited.Craw“ sh boil set for July 26Amvet Riders Annual Craw“ sh Boil and Fish Fry will be held Saturday, July 26 at 1 p.m. at Okeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St. There will be prize giveaways, music and great food. The suggested donations is $10 per person. A 50/50 drawing will be held to bene“ t Moose Charities. All other proceeds from this event will bene“ t our veteran charities and 16-year-old Bailey who is going through cancer treatment.Church plans trip to festivalThe Gathering Church, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., is organizing a caravan-style trip from Okeechobee to the Lake Placid Caladium Festival on Saturday, July 26 at 8 a.m. For information, call 863-763-9629 or 863-8010184.VFW hosts Christmas in JulyBig Lake VFW Post 10539 is having Christmas in July on Saturday, July 26 Dinner consisting of ham with all the “ xings starts at 3 p.m. for a donation. An auction of donated gifts will follow. The public is welcome. Proceeds go to the unmet needs of veterans. For information, call 863-763-2308. The post is also seeking people interested in singing acappella. Contact Dave at 520-977-9694.Amvets plan Christmas in JulyLady Amvets of Buckhead Ridge Post 9528 are hosting Christmas in July on Saturday, July 26 For dinner we will have a shrimp boil for a donation of $7. Plans call for Santa and Mrs. Claus pictures, a lotto ticket Christmas tree and a living Floridastyle Christmas tree giveaway Proceeds will bene“ t local programs for veterans. Call 863467-2882 for information. Cute Apron bake sale slatedWomen of The Moose Chapter 2036, 1016 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge will host a Cute Apron Bake Sale,Ž on Sunday, July 27 from 8 a.m.noon. Proceeds bene“ t Mooseheart and Moosehaven. For information, call 863-763-2250.VFW hosts riders breakfastBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 activities are open to the public this week. Sunday, July 27 is the riders breakfast from 8:30 until 11 a.m. plus $1 bloody marys, screwdrivers and drafts. Five-card bingo starts at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, the Ladies Auxiliary will serve a chicken and dumplings dinner from 5 until 7 p.m. for a $6 donation. Thursday, July 31, has bingo and food at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, night dinner features pork loin, “ sh and shrimp for $7-$8 donation with live music from CC Live, from 6 until 11 p.m. All proceeds bene“ t veterans programs and their families. Call 843-467-2882.Legion offering Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunda y night bingo on July 27 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.Masons host Rusty Nail DegreeMasonic Lodge 237, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., would like to invite 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. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Jul y 28 to Bro. George Williams at 863-467-0038; or, e-mail gwilliams@masonlodge237.com.Reading program is offeredThe Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will host its last summer reading program at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jul y 30 The program is appropriate for children ages 3-9. Parental supervision and assistance is required. Participants are not required to register. For information, call 863-763-3536.Dreamers workshop plannedAttention all entrepreneurs, parents, students and mover and shakers. The Dreamers Journal Workshop will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Okeechobee Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., from noon until 4 p.m. Registration will be held Thursday, July 31 from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. For information, call 954534-0073.Photo workshop is July 31A free photo editing workshop will be held at the Okeechobee County 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. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 it. Close proximity to the major customer base would reduce cost of power transmission. The Okeechobee County site has adequate water for cooling. However, all of the counties under consideration for the power plant are expected to offer FP&L tax breaks and incentives. A power plant is a depreciable asset,Ž Mr. Rhodes explained. Equipment wears out, the building wears out. Unlike your home that you make improvements to over time, a power plant value goes down.Ž He said if the county “ nds a way to reduce the taxable value of the asset for the “ rst 10 years, it would make Okeechobee County more attractive to FP&L. He suggested they start off by setting the property v alue at 30 percent of the value of the plant, and ramping up the value 8 percent per year, so that by year 11, FP&L would be paying ad v alorem taxes on 100 percent of the property value. By that time, the property value of the power plant will have depreciated. Such an incentive would have to be approved by the county voters in a referendum v ote. If FP&L chooses Okeechobee County for a power plant, it would be a big boost to the countys tax base, Mr. Rhodes said. The current county property tax base is about $1.5 billion. With the demand you have for costs going forward, there is a huge gap unless you make some draconian cuts,Ž he said. This is a signi“ cant project with good jobs and a tax base, a tax base you desperately need,Ž he said. Mr. Rhodes said the countys success in getting FP&L to choose Okeechobee County will require a team effort backed by the community. There are many other options in the state for FP&L,Ž he said. In addition to the property tax break, commissioners agreed to use money from the Economic Development Reserve fund to pay for any impact fees for the project. County administrator Robbie Chartier said county impact fees would only apply to the of“ ce building. Commissioner Joey Hoover said impact fees are there to offset the expense to the county for roads, the corrections department, “ re and emergency personnel. The only people you will have there are the few people who will work there after the plant is up,Ž he said. Impact fees will be minimal, he added. County attorney John Cassels pointed out that if the county used funds from the Economic Development Reserve to pay the impact fees for the project, the county will just write a check to the county, moving money from the Economic Development Reserve fund to another account. When you look at ad valorem value over 30 years, the impact fees are inconsequential,Ž said Mr. Hoover. Mr. Rhodes said if the county offers to pay the fees, it will send the right message to FP&L. Were not saying we will abate them. Were saying, we will pay them on your behalf,Ž he said. That speaks volumes, saying: We really want your project.Ž We have to carry this message out to the constituents and taxpayers,Ž said Commissioner Hoover. This community has to get behind it, the city council, the school board and the citizens themselves.Ž Commissioners also agreed to consider establishing a 1,000-acre site near the proposed power plant for compatible industrial activity. In addition, the commissioners voted to establish an Enterprise Zone on the 2,800 acre site to be situated where the power plant will be located. This will give FP&L the opportunity to take advantage of Enterprise Zone tax credits from the state. The Enterprise Zone designation will not affect county taxes, said Mrs. Chartier. It could give FP&L break on state taxes. FP&LContinued From Page 1

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CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS ORTHOPAEDICS Benjamin Epstein, D.O.Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. We Treat Kids Too!Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries The hip joint is one of the bodys largest weight-bearing joints. Its a ball-and-socket joint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip j oint allows you to walk, squat, and turn without pain. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each y ear to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total hip replacement surgery almost always: € Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks. € Increases leg strength. Without Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annuallyhip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This builds up your muscles. € Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort. € Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi“ ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson explains My patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in your FAMILY MEDICINE Hablamos Espaol Same Day Appointments Aliated with Raulerson Hospital RaulersonPrimaryCare.com 202 NE 2nd Avenue € Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 We Treat Kids Too!Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m.(863) 467-2159 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansFamily Physician € Pediatrics Physicals € Family Care & Medicine Womens Health € Well-child visits Welcome to Medicare visits GYNECOLOGY very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ ed physician to help you love your joints again … sooner. 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health IssuesD. J B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Infertility • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders Accepting New Patients863-763-8000RaulersonGyn.com 13 Okeechobee News July 25, 2014

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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). € Joshua Bo Duke, 29, N.W. 240th St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 22 by Deputy Elbert Kline on DOC warrants charging him w ith the felonies of violation of probation driving while license suspended habitual offender (two counts), violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) (two counts), violation of probation failure to appear, and the misdemeanors of violation of probation possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts) and violation of probation possession of marijuana under 20 grams. He is being held without bond. € Coy Alan Weikel, 18, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested July 22 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a Martin County warrant charging him with the felonies of dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawnbroker. His bond was set at $25,000. € Rosalia Teresa Garcia, 25, S.E. 33rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested July 22 by Deputy Jonathan Kemp on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation interference with custody. She is being held without bond. € Jason Collier Smith, 34, S.E. 22nd Court, Okeechobee, was arrested July 23 by Deputy Yero Todman on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of tampering with a witness, burglary of a dwelling, grand theft, uttering a forged instrument and exploitation of the elderly/ disabled. His bond was set at $85,000. € Robert Aponte, 32, W. Bloxham St., Lantana, was arrested July 23 by Deputy Yero Todman on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation driving while license suspended habitual offender. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“ rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. 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 MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., July 25TH Thurs., July 31STFor Info, Call 763-7202 II: “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 & 7:00III: “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: “HERCULES”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun, Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG-13 PG 14 Okeechobee News July 25, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The state has “ led additional molestation charges against one of two brothers, who is now being held without bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. Carlton Daune Comfort J r., 53, U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Wednesday, July 23, on four felony counts of sexual battery perpetrator 18 years of age or older, victim 12 years of age or under. He was initially arrested June 16 on one similar count. His bond was set at $100,000 on that charge. His younger brother, Tommy Gene Comfort, 35, is facing similar charges and is being held in the county jail on a bond of $750,000. Tommys most recent arrest came Monday, July 21, when the state “ led three counts of sexual battery perpetrator under 18 years of age, victim 12 years of age or under. He also has been charged with two counts of sexual battery perpetrator 18 years of age or older, victim 12 years of age or under. Assistant State Attorney Don Richardson, who will be prosecuting the brothers, got the recent warrants for Carltons arrest. Detective John Fisher, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), initially arrested both brothers. According to the detective he has determined, so far, that all of the alleged victims in these cases were females between the ages of 4 and 12. Clerk of Courts records show Carlton is being represented by the District 19 Public Defenders Of“ ce, while Tommy has retained Stuart defense attorney Jeff T. Gorman. More sex charges “ led against local man Carlton Comfort Tax holiday set for Aug. 1-3Florida shoppers wont be charged sales tax on school supplies, clothing and some computers during the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 1-3. The three-day sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, and end at midnight Sunday, Aug. 3. During this period, no Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $100 or less per item, on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item and on the “ rst $750 of the sales price for computers and certain computer-related accessories when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

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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 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 *. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Garage/ Yard SalesHUGE MULTI-FAMILY SALE, SATURDAY 26TH ONLY, 8AM-??, 1480 SE 23RD ST. BLUE HERON. FURNITURE, 2 CRIBS, ADULT AND CHILDREN DESIGNER CLOTHES, SHOES AND MISC STUFF. TOYS, EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND TOOLS. OKEECHOBEE 800 SW 87th Terrace, 7/25-26, 8:00-2:00. Garage Sale: furniture, tools, bedding, clothes, etc. 863-801-9494 We 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 Lost When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Services OKEECHOBEE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB NOW OPEN $20. INCL. GOLF CART. CALL FOR TEE TIMES 863-763-6228 Lost Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Special Notice**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 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!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. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 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 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Part TimeATTENDANT needed for carwash. Maintenance & light duty work. Must have mechanical background. 25-35 hrs per week. Call 863-610-1027. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. 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. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Antiques*ANTIQUES* CO-OP ANTIQUES50% OFF THROUGH AUGUST 16TH 1214 SW 2ND AVE (BEHIND DAIRY QUEEN) TUES-SAT 10-4, 634-1552 OR 532-9138 Computer/ SuppliesFast Dell Desktop w/ at screen $50 mini dual core $75 Dual core laptop $100 new programmed call affordable computer Tony 863-517-2782. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. FurnitureBUNK BEDS FULL BOTTOM/TWIN TOP, DRESSER BUILT IN W/STEPS $250.00 o.b.o,SMART DVD PLAYER $100.00, POOL TABLE 4 1/2X 7 1/2 $150.00,SEWING MACHINE (VIKKAR) W/ CABINET WITH OVE R 150 MISC ITEMS $200.00o.b.o 863-801-0589 MiscellaneousCORRUGATED METAL HURRICANE PANELS 8 SECTIONS 80” 1 BY 14 1/4 W.,24 SECTIONS 68” 1 BY 14 1/4 W. $400.00/FIRM. CALL 863-763-6788 ASK FO R JOE ApartmentsApartments For Rent 1 & 2 bedroom apts. Call 561-968-2083 or 561-386-5636 15 Okeechobee News July 25, 2014

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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 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: Batton Building and Consulting Under which we expect to engage in business at: 2152 SW 18th Lane Okeechobee, FL 34974 In the City of Okeechobee/County o f Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Elbert Batton 2152 SW 18th Lane Okeechobee, FL 34974 Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 23rd day o f July, 2014. 466463 ON 7/25/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD064 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that SABRINA BURAC 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: 756 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT O OF TRACT 19 WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 19 SECTION 21 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-21-34-33-0A00-00019-O000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: REINALDO G BURAC 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 4th day of September, 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. 465759 ON 7/25;8/1,8,15/2014 ApartmentsEFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities & Direct TV w/all movie channels $500 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Available immediately Call 863-634-8885. FURNISHED, 2BR, 1BA, on 441 SE, close to 15A. Includes Washer and Dryer, Community Pool & Tennis Court, Lawn Service & Garbage. $725 mo. other utilities extra. No pets. For more information Call 863-634-8331 Large Newly Painted Clean APT in town. 2/2, w/d hook up, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572. NW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $650, $700. 1st, last & $500 security. Shown only 11am-6pm 561-346-1642. Houses Rent A DORABLE: 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 HOUSE FOR RENT: 3/2 CBS, GARAGE, ON WATER. 863-634-6386 OR 863-634-7592 Large, clean, 4bd, 2 story home, 2800sq.ft. under air (built in 2006) 2bath + on suite, double car garage, screened porch, large fenced yard, new appliances, large kitchen. $1250/mo + sec. dep Call: (863)447-9922 or (863)467-8559 Office Space RentCORNER OFFICE 2,500 SQ FT, WATER-SEWERDUMPSTER INCLUDED, 1 MONTH FREE RENT, CALL 634-7994 FOR DETAILS. SMALL OFFICE FRONT FOR RENT, WATERSEWER-ELECTRIC INCLUDED, 1 MONTH FREE RENT. CALL 634-7994 FOR DETAILS. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Mobile Home Rent2BD/1.5BA, CENTRAL AIR, NICE PARK, ALL UTILITIES EXCEPT ELECTRIC $450.00/MO. CALL 812-989-3022 3-2 MOBILE HOME, EX. CONDITION, RIVER RUN ACROSS FROM COWBOY’S. NO PETS, 1ST LAST AND SEC. CALL STEVE 863-801-1739 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 FORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond creek, 2BR, 2BA Trailer, $1,500 down 1st, last + deposit. $650 monthly (772) 464-9226 TREASURE ISLAND : 2 BR, 2 BA, Non smoking env. $700 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)634-6114 Mobile HomeSaleNew Palm Harbor Velocity Models! 3/2 starting in the 50’s, 4/2 starting in the 60’s Limited time offer!!! 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol Public Notice The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Marine Accessories3 BOAT COVERS (1) 17 FT. AND (2) 15 FT. $30.00 EACH CALL 863-467-1014 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 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 UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: Creative Learning Under which we expect to engage in business at: 3688 NW 5th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 In the City of Okeechobee/County o f Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Monique Tolliver Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 22nd day o f July, 2014. BY: Monique Tolliver 466461 ON 7/25/2014 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION AD HOC COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee, Centennial Celebration Ad Hoc Committee (CCAHC) meeting will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014, 5:30 p.m ., or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact City Clerk’s Of ce at 863-763-3372 x215, or website, cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the CCAHC with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the City Clerk’s Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the CCAHC in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item MUST be provided to the Committee Secretary for the City’s records. By: J.D. Mixon, CCAHC Chairperson 466161 ON 7/25/2014 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds.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 16 Okeechobee News July 25, 2014 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD093 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ROBERT M MATTHEWS JR TRUST 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: 2797 Year of Issuance: June-01-2009 Description of Property: SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH LOT 9 1-03-36-36-0010-00000-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BLT NOW LLC 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 4th day of September, 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. 465786 ON 7/25;8/1,8,15/2014 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 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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. Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD091 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2484 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 5 LOT 22 BLOCK 58 1-05-37-35-0050-00580-0220 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RAY LEE VALENTIN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 14th day of August, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 465757 ON 7/4,11,18,25/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD063 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: 2270 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES LOT 9 BLOCK 11 1-15-36-35-0040-00110-0090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MARKLEY T SEAY 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 4th day of September, 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. 465760 ON 7/25;8/1,8,15/2014 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 17 Okeechobee News July 25, 2014 Crossword PuzzleACROSS 1 Chewed the fat 10 Aristophanes satire, with TheŽ 15 Obligatory joke response 16 Buddhist who has attained Nirvana 17 Pellet shooter 18 Informal qualifier 19 ER needs 20 Bowls, e.g. 22 Boglike 23 Start to do well? 25 Suffix with malt 26 One of a fictional trio 28 Road Runner, e.g.: Abbr. 30 Beantown tower, with theŽ 31 Fight sound 32 Ram 37 La StradaŽ co-producer 39 60s pro-war words 41 Idahos Coeur d__ River 42 Northwestern legend 43 Divinity sch. 44 Follow 46 Final: Abbr. 47 Common sense 49 Pujols team, on scoreboards 51 Holliday companion 55 Seconds 56 Silicon mineral 59 Long, on Lanai 60 Hillside entrances 62 Convinced of 64 Sad 65 Bronson film with four sequels 66 Spanish heater? 67 Illegal heaters? DOWN 1 Beau 2 Leek relative 3 Game sometimes played near a garage 4 Twin Cities airport, on luggage tags 5 Milos pug pal, in a 1989 film 6 Enough already!Ž 7 Frat letters 8 Diminish, in a way 9 Sub base? 10 Common word in history texts 11 Food court lure 12 Gulf Coast trawlers gear 13 Like some anthems 14 Doesnt give up on 21 Lake Thun feeder 24 Taken off 27 You can call me he. You can call me sheŽ speaker 29 Least extroverted 30 Campaign pros 32 Yearbook signer 33 Great teacher, often 34 Some prayers 35 Barely beat, with outŽ 36 Lilted sound 38 Like aspen leaves 40 Be virtually the same as 45 Office suite door abbr. 48 Derivative of the past 49 80s PM MagazineŽ host 50 Behind the __ Ill convey myselfŽ: Polonius 52 Schwarzeneggers middle name 53 Get up 54 They may bewinding 57 Approval letters 58 1984 Hugo Award winner Timothy 61 One has one: Abbr. 63 The Bahamas were once part of it: Abbr. By Alan Olschwang (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC05/24/1405/24/14ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewisxwordeditor@aol.com Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Need to Find a Doctor?Check out our Medical Directory in Wednesday and Fridays Okeechobee News

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R E D century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 8006-A: 200+/-acres on Dark Hammock Rd Mostly improved pasture, large hammock. Fenced & crossed fenced, water supply for livestock. Call for more info. $740,000 MLS # 208257 8007-A: 55.40+/-acres improved pasture. Fronts SR 710 and SE 64th St. $260,000 MLS #205510 7008-C: Location, Location, Location! Large Commercial building located in the center of Okeechobee with 4,000 total sq ft. The building is currently operating at full rental capacity. $225,000 MLS # 208255 7009-C: Large Commercial Lot (.91 ac) on the Rim Canal with two mobile homes in good condition. Dock and great access to Lake Okeechobee! Call for further information. $175,000 MLS #207818 5058-H: Pioneer Estates 3BR/2BA on 1+/-acre with 2,481 total sq ft/1,564 under air. Split bedroom plan, dining room, laundry room, back screen porch. Siding is T-111. $77,000 MLS #208264 • 319+/-acres on Hwy 441 N $4,000,000 • Conners Gables buildable Lot (SE 39th Terr) $6,000 MLS #208198 • 14+/acres of commercial property on the Rim Canal with lake access. $1,500,000 MLS #207408 • Blue Heron Nice lot on the cul-de-sac. MLS # 207053 • 2 Basswood lots on NW 32nd Ave. Each NOW $3,400 Make Offer • Palm Village Ranch clean Lot-Close to the Clubhouse. 55+community. $15,000 MLS# 207998 • Ok Acres 10+/-acres Fenced, pond and house pad ready for a new home! $79,000 MLS # 207817 • Viking 2.5+/acres for $11,000 MLS # 207811 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 5079-H: West Sherman Great location for East Coast Commuters! Modular 3BR/2BA home with potentials. 1380 Total Sq Ft/1200 under air all on a large lot. Needs some TLC. Owner Financing Available. Make Offer! $55,000 LAKE ACCESS Find your dream home here! Location, Location, Location Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com RIVER OAK ACRES Beautiful home on 2.3 acres, 21’ high cathedral ceilings, fireplace, balcony off master bedroom, hurricane shutters, wired in for generator. 30x50 metal garage with two 14’ foot rolling doors. Has an extra room in the garage along with a workshop. New A/C in 2007 with twice a year maintenance contract. New roof in 2005 40 year warranty. MLS 207896, $279,000. Call 863.763.3134 to advertise! Someone reading this ad right now could be searching for a new home. Why not have them looking at yours? Over 100 Listings BUCKHEAD RIDGE~ Lake Okee-Close to locks! PRIME Location! 3 Bd/ 2 Ba/ Carport, detached Garage/wkshop. Florida Room. Open concept, solid wood cabinets, Silestone countertop. Built in Sewing/ craft/ desk area. Storm Shutters, Metal Roof, Seawall, dock, covered boat area-lift. Bright and Cheery! MLS 207852 $109,000 Call Holly (863) 532-1778 Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers. 18 Okeechobee News July 25, 2014

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Jim ArrigoOwner & PresidentJohn ArrigoVice President & General Manager 5851 SOUTH US HIGHWAY 1., FT. PIERCEJUST SOUTH OF MIDWAY ROAD1-855-374-5019STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM 6:00 PM SERVICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:30 AM 6:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM € Sun: 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. INCLUDING FACTORY, DEALER DISCOUNTS AND REBATES. §CHRYSLER 200 … MSRP $25,490 … SALE P RICE $21,490. TERMS, CONDITIONS AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. ALL VEHICLES SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. SALES AND PRICING EXPIRE DATE OF PUBLICATION. Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 2014 95 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS ** ** NOW RECEIVE A NO-EXTRA CHARGE2-YEAR MAINTENANCE PLAN + 24-HOUR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE.Exclusio ns app ly. See dealer fo r complete de tails.Based on total sales of 3 locations Based on total sales of 3 locations up to** ORIGINAL MSRP...28,780DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-2,948 YOU PAY AS LOW ASCherokee 2014 86 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP...24,185DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-3,431 YOU PAY AS LOW ASPatriot Sport 2014 106 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP...19,780DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-4,399 YOU PAY AS LOW AS Town & Country Touring 2014 144 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS ORIGINAL MSRP...31,760DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-7,000 YOU PAY AS LOW AS200 Limited 2014 116 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP...26,275DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-9,802 YOU PAY AS LOW AS Dart SE 2014 ORIGINAL MSRP...18,385DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-3,060 Journey SE 2014 ORIGINAL MSRP...20,990DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-4,275 Avenger SE 2014 ORIGINAL MSRP...21,890DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-6,715 YOU PAY AS LOW AS3500 Crew Cab 4x4* 2014 78 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS ORIGINAL MSRP...62,535DISCOUNTS & REBATES..-13,000 Promaster 1500 Cargo Van 2014 30 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP...30,6341500 Quad Cab 2014 128 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP...29,950DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-6,322 The All New CHRYSLER 200 2015 Has Arrived!YOU PAY AS LOW AS YOU PAY AS LOW ASPrices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate.$15,381*$20,754*$25,832*$15,175*$16,715*$15,325*$16,473*$24,760*$23,628*$49,535*In Dealer Discounts & Rebat esAvailable on all m odels with approved credit Available on se lect models with approved creditPrices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate.113 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS 169 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS136 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSPrices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate.Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate.YOU PAY AS LOW AS YOU PAY AS LOW ASP r i c e s pl us t a x t ags titl e & $ 59 9.9 5 dea l e r fee s & l e a s e con qu es t r e b ate .30 AVAILABLEStk.# 143117 Stk.# 141344 Stk.# 143430Stk.# 1 50007 Stk.#1 41335St k.#514216Stk.# 514185 Stk.# 142928Stk.# 140728Stk.# 142495 Stk.# 141780 25thAnniversaryS ummerClearance!UP TO§$5,000OFFMSRPSAVE$1000 REBATEJust Announced! 20 Okeechobee News July 25, 2014