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Friday, August 8, 2014 50¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 95 14.16 feetLast Year: 15.99 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCheyenne Nunez (left) was crowned Junior Miss Florida Seminole and Brianna Nunez (right) was crowned Miss Florida Seminole at the annual pageant held in Hollywood. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Five employees of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) have been honored by being picked as the top employees of the second quarter. OCSO employees are picked from four different categories „ administrative, citizen volunteer, detention deputy and law enforcement. The honored employees are Jason Knapp, Joseph Smith, Morgan Lumpkin, Detention Deputy Sergeant Iris Marrero and Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas. Jason Knapp and Joseph Smith were both nominated by Detective Lieutenant Brad Stark as the top employees for the quarter in the administrative category. Both have been busy with renovating the computer system throughout the agency. Joseph has just recently taken care of issues with the cellular phone backup system and installed programs that have been needed by investigations,Ž said Lt. Stark. Both Jason and Joseph are easy to contact and pleasant to talk with while discussing technical issues.Ž Mr. Lumpkin, from More 2 Life Ministries, was nominated as the citizen volunteer for the second quarter by Detention Deputy Lieutenant Scott Deloney for his wor k with the inmates at the Okeechobee County Jail. His program has been so well OCSO employees honored for serviceHealth dept. asks residents to ‘drain and cover’ ... Page 4 Accident leaves man with spinal cord injury ... Page 2 Clrng Or Cti! By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Brianna Nunez won Miss Florida Seminole and Cheyenne Nunez captured the Junior Miss Florida Seminole title at pageants held last month in Hollywood. Brighton girls capture Seminole pageant crownsSee BRIGHTON „ Page 5 Submitted photo/ OCSOMorgan Lumpkin (right) was selected as the employee of the second quarter at the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce in the citizen volunteer division. He was nominated by Detention Deputy Lieutenant Scott Deloney (left). See OCSO „ Page 11 Adults may need vaccinations ... Page 8 Bee college set ... Page 13

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Today: Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 88F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms before midnight. Low 74F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.Extended ForecastSaturday: Variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. High near 90F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Saturday Night: Thunderstorms during the evening, then becoming clear overnight. Low 74F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Sunday: Variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. High 92F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance o f rain 60%. Drivers€ The drivers in this town need to just s low down and pay attention. Wherever it is that you are going in such a hurry, it is not worth your life or the life of a loved one. T ake your time and get there safe. Elections€ We need change in this county. The good old boy syndrome is out of control. € I have personally seen the GOB syndrome at work. And you will not “ nd any documented proof it occurred other than we all know the GOB effect is out of control, both in business and religious establishments.Churches and taxes€ I understand that Constitutional Bill of Rights freedom of speech and freedom from religion clauses prevent us from simply banning the teaching and preaching of misogyny, homophobia, irresponsible reproduction, and unAmerican anti-science nonsense by churches in Okeechobee. Why do we have to continue to subsidize it with our property taxes? Didnt the refusal to pay pennies-per-parishioner “ re/EMT assessments by these churches (whose massive ornate prayer palaces represent the largest c hallenges for those services) endorsed by our corrupted politicians raise the rates all s truggling homeowners now have to pay? Less than 2 percent of total typical church/ mosque/temple cash ” ow today goes to direct assistance for local non-member citiz ens ... which historically was the entire and only reason for starting these exemptions c enturies ago.Reserve funds€ Most of the reserve funds were collected b y special taxes that the voters approved to be used for a special purpose „ not for the general funding of the annual budget. If we are going to spend it for something other than what it was voted on, than stop collecting the tax.€ We, the voters, are still waiting for an accounting of the county reserves to be posted on the county web site. They should post this information along with the budget hearing notices. Let us know how much there is in each account and what each fund can legally be used for. Its our money. We paid it in taxes. We should know exactly how much there is in each category. I dont think restricted reserves should be used for general operating expense. We need to live within our means and keep the operating budget down to what we can generate annually in taxes.Lake releases?€ Obviously it is easier for the residents of the east coast to have a rally and blame their water quality problems on Lake Okeechobee „ even though NO water from Lake Okeechobee has been released to the east coast this year. They are yelling stop the releases!Ž But there have been no lake releases this year. And their water quality issues were not resolved ... so ... stands to reason the real problem is in their own backyards. The sad thing is our lake, which is our tourism draw, is being called toxicŽ on television news programs by newscasters who dont bother to “ nd out the truth. € Those people on the coast need to clean up their own environmental mess. Too many people living too close together using too many chemicals, fertilizers, etc, and thinking it all just goes awayŽ somewhere appropriate. € Gee, I wonder where the toxic run offŽ is coming from? Could it possibly be from the pesticides and fertilizers used on the thousands of perfectly green, weed & bug-free lawns in all of the gated communities over on the coast?Law enforcement€ On the news this morning, I saw a story about a county that did not have funds to pay for enough deputies, and volunteers were helping with the patrols. This county used to have a very active sheriffs auxiliary and some of the trained auxiliary members would ride with the deputies on patrol. That way they had two men in a vehicle and it was much safer for the deputies. If we want our county to be safer and we cant afford to hire more deputies, how about “ nding and training some volunteers? August 8, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independent’s mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community’s deliberation of public issues.Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee News The Florida Department of Health reminds residents and visitors that it is important to drain and coverŽ this National Mosquito Control Awareness Week. The department encourages everyone to take simple precautions to protect themselves and their neighbors from mosquito-borne illnesses which have received increased attention recently in Florida. A simple and easy way to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses is to follow the drain and cover method,Ž said Dr. Celeste Philip, Deputy Secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Of“ cer for Childrens Medical Services. Drain water from any containers around your home, cover your skin with clothing and mosquito repellent and cover doors and windows with screen to keep mosquitoes out of your home or business.Ž DRAIN standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying: € Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, ” ower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected. € Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that arent being used. € Empty and clean birdbaths and pets water bowls at least once or twice a week. € Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that dont accumulate water. € Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empt y plastic swimming pools when not in use. COVER skin with clothing or repellent: € Clothing: Wear shoes, socks, and long pants and long-sleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present. € Repellent: Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old. COVER doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your house: € Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios. For more information and to view weekl y reports containing information on mosquito-borne disease surveillance in Florida, visit http://www.” oridahealth.gov/diseases-andconditions/mosquito-borne-diseases/index. html. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow the Florida Department of Health on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health, please visit www.” oridahealth.gov. Health department reminds residents to drain and cover Okeechobee Forecast

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5 Okeechobee News A ugust 8, 2014 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). € Robin E. Perry, 35, S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 5 by Deputy W illiam Jolly on a DOC warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation forgery and violation of probation uttering a forged instrument. She is being held w ithout bond. € Cory Ray Jenkins, 24, N.W. Broadland, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 6 by Deputy Tammy Sera“ ni on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with the felony of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and the misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond w as set at $3,000. € Waltorian T. Jackson, 22, N.E. 15th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 6 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). His bond was set at $5,000. € Jatravian Lenard Kelly, 24, N.E. 17th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 6 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). His bond was set at $5,000. € Christine Shannon Nash, 39, S.E. 32nd St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 6 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in” uence. She was released on her own recognizance. € David Robert Concannon, 57, S.R. 2119, Canyon, Texas, was arrested Aug. 6 by Deputy Jose Garduno on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation credit card fraud. He is being held without bond. € Anna Lourena Deel, 37, N.W. 95th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 6 by Deputy Jonathan Kemp on a Highlands County warrant charging her with the felonies of attempt to use the identi“ cation of another person, exploitation of the elderly, forgery and uttering a forged instrument. She was also charged with the misdemeanors of petit theft and credit card fraud (two counts). Her bond was set at $5,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“ rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report As the blazes continue to heat up in the Western states, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service is sending dozens of “ re“ ghters to aid suppression efforts. The Florida Forest Service is a talented group of some of the most skilled “ re“ ghters in the country,Ž said Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam. Thanks to current low wild“ re danger levels in Florida, we are able to lend support to other states for the protection of people, structures and natural resources.Ž So far this season, the Florida Forest Service has deployed 52 wildland “ re“ ghters to Western wild“ res, including Oregons 30,000-acre Pine Creek wild“ re and Washingtons 250,000-acre Carlton Complex of wild“ res. The Florida Forest Service will continue to “ ll requests for help as we receive them,Ž said Jim Karels, State Forester. The experiences that our “ re“ ghters gain out West will build upon their “ rst-class training and experience “ ghting wild“ res here in Florida.Ž Deployed wildland “ re“ ghters will “ ll a variety of roles, including front-line “ re“ ghting, aviation, safety regulation, logging, heavy equipment management and more. The Florida Forest Service manages more than 1 million acres of public forest land while protecting 26 million acres of homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects of wild“ re. For more information about the Florida Forest Service, go to www.FreshFromFlorida.com/ Divisions-Of“ ces/Florida-Forest-Service. Local Forest Service “ re“ ghters helping battle western blazes By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Miami man was arrested locally after he allegedly tried to cash what turned out to be a bad check that was drawn on a Miami business. Reynaldo Richard, 29, N.W. 101st St., was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 6, on felony charges of uttering a forged instrument and grand theft. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $8,500. An arrest report by Of“ cer J.P. Zeigler, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), stated Richard entered the Regions Bank, 305 E. North Park St., and tried to cash a check for $4,900. According to the of“ cers report Richard endorsed the check in front of the teller. When the man handed the check to the teller, she became suspicious because she noticed the banks name was spelled incorrectly „ it was spelled Region, instead of Regions. Of“ cer Zeigler went on to point out the teller noticed the check did not appear to have the normal water marks and anti-fraud markings. The teller was also curious as to why the check, which was drawn on Delta Line International, Inc., in Miami, was being presented for cashing in Okeechobee. When that company was contacted, the of“ cer and a bank employee were reportedly told the chec k was fraudulent because the account was opened just a few days ago and no checks had been written on the account. The company of“ cial then said she wanted to press charges against Richard. Richard was then arrested without incident. OCPD report: Miami man caught with bogus check Reynaldo Richard Brianna, 18, is headed to Tallahassee Community College this fall to earn a college degree and hopes to attend Florida State University. Cheyenne, 16, enters her junior year at Okeechobee High School as one of its most celebrated female athletes and students. The two girls went through one week of contests and interviews, and were judged on the speaking abilities, their talents, and their appearance. Brianna sang a song in Creek which when translated means With Jesus our Father Lives.Ž She also answered a challenging question about how she would encourage fellow Seminole graduates to return to the tribe and work for the tribe after graduation. Brianna said she would offer the Seminole students better positions and better pay than non-tribal members as an incentive to have them work for the tribe. I was really nervous but I was con“ dent because Ive done these pageants before. I know what to expect and how to conduct myself. I felt I had an upper hand on the competition,Ž she added. Brianna won over two other challengers this year. She had served as Brighton Princess in the past. Brianna is quite the sports star in her own right. She earned two year letters in volleyball, four years in soccer, and two years in softball at OHS. In addition she earned one letter each in ” ag football and track. She is the daughter of Deanna and Dallas Nunez and is one of six siblings. Brianna said she looks forward to the travel and representing the tribe to the best of her ability. Im very excited. There is a lot that I get to do,Ž she noted. One of the highlights will be competing in the Miss Indian World competition in Albuquerque, N.M. She plans to speak highly about the tribe and hits history and promote the tribe to the best of her ability. Cheyenne said she was thrilled to win this honor and wants very much to be a good role model and spokesperson for the tribe over the next year. I know Im very honored to represent the Seminole Tribe of Florida. I feel like the tribe expects me to be a good role model to the younger generation, who need a leader and an ambassador,Ž she added. She plans to be open to all comments and help people in the tribe when they need assistance from the president, chairman, and Tribal Council. Its an important position because you talk to the important leaders of the tribe, and in the past womens input was rare. I also represent the past princesses so I kno w what to expect,Ž she added. She plans to be a mature and well-mannered young lady who knows about the tribes history and culture. She won out over “ ve other contenders this year. Cheyenne carries a 3.7 grade point average and is a scholar athlete. She won MVP trophies last season for OHS volleyball and girls basketball. She is already being recruited by large colleges to play volleyball, two years from now. This week she takes a visit to Penn State University. Over the summer, she and her travel ball team visited Italy. Cheyenne said she is the kind of person who has to be doing something all the time. She doesnt ever want to get lazy and noted that sports are a passion in her life. I kno w it can get really hard during school to balance all my activities but I know the hard work will be worth it in the end.Ž Cheyenne sang the song, Amazing Grace,Ž to honor her deceased grandmother Lorene Fontenberry previously of Philadelphia, Miss. during the talent portion of the competition. She noted it was an emotional moment, but she took a deep breath and got through it. Im very honored to win and its not about the crown or the sash, its about spreading the word about the Seminoles culture. We are the unconquered Seminoles and we are someones ancestors. We invested wisely and want people to know more about us.Ž Cheyenne is the daughter of Peggy and Daniel Nunez Sr. Her question at the pageant was wh y should the Seminole Tribe have a princess? Her reply, so everyone in the world can know how beautiful, wise, and talented our native women are. The tribe has come a really long way, I want to talk about its history and I know everyone is counting on me to know my stuff,Ž she added. BRIGHTONContinued From Page 1

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Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Bob Fortune, 76OKEECHOBEE „ Bob Fortune died Aug. 7, 2014. He was born Oct. 27, 1937 in Hat“ eld, Indiana to Archie and Josie Edith Wangler Fortune. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Armed Forces during the late 1950s. A resident of Okeechobee since 2004, he was a lifetime member of the Surfside Shrine of Miami and the Masonic Lodge in Fort Lauderdale. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed “ shing, reading and watching T.V. Mr. Fortune is survived by his wife of 29 years, Betsy Fortune of Okeechobee; three sons, B.J. Fortune of Ocala, Jeff Fortune of Independence, Mo. and Timmy Fortune (Michelle) of Kansas City, Mo.; daughter, Kathy of Colo.; two stepdaughters, Kassie Pelt of Capitola, Fla. and Jeanie Vause (Riley) of Tallahassee; nine grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; three brothers, Marvin Fortune of Evansville, Ind., Jerald Fortune of Owensborrough, Ky. and Vernon Fortune of Evansville, Ind. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society Pet Rescue FL, Inc. PO Box 233, Okeechobee, FL 34973-0233. 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.Jeremiah Allen Mercer, 41OKEECHOBEE „ Jeremiah Allen Mercer passed away on August 3, 2014 in Bordentown Township, N.J. He was born on June 23, 1973 in Clewiston, Fla. He lived most of his life in Okeechobee. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Mercer. He is survived by his mother and step-dad, Terry and Gene Johnson; brother, Jeff (Amy) Johnson, of Ind.; sister, Jada Julian, of Ala.; and grandmother, Zelda Raulerson, of Okeechobee. A memorial service is planned for a later date.Gloria Justine Ford, 84OKEECHOBEE „ Gloria Justine Ford died Aug. 7, 2014. She was born Jan. 11, 1930 in Dublin, Ga. to JC Waits and Eunice EmmyŽ Cardell Waites. A resident of Okeechobee since 1953, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee and a Charter Member of the American Business Womens Association. She worked for the Clerk of Courts in Okeechobee County from 1957 1995. She retired as Clerk of Court for Okeechobee County. Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Ford. She is survived by three sons, Mike Ford (Sylvia), Greg Ford (Amy) and Mark Ford (Lynette) all of Okeechobee; grandchildren, Chris Rogers, Jack, Hannah and Chase Ford. Visitation will be 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Interment 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. John Henry Schnell, 85OKEECHOBEE „ John Henry Schnell passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, with his family at his side. Born Feb. 6, 1929 in Scottsbluff, Neb. to E. George and Pauline Aschenbrenner Schnell, John w as a devoted Christian and family man. J ohn worked in construction until his retirement and was a member of the Maple Grove Baptist Church in Lakeport. He came to Okeechobee in the early 1960s and loved to play jokes on others, “ sh, hunt, tinker on old cars, shop local markets and spend time with family, especially his grandchildren. John served our country during the Korean War as an Army Sergeant (Hq. Btry 76AAA BN (SP) APO 301) and received the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal. He w as a quiet man who took pride in his service to others. His presence will be greatly missed by all who knew him. John was preceded in death by his parents, and thirteen brothers and sisters, Conrad E. Schnell (Rosie), George Schnell (Fern), David DaveŽ Schnell (Edna) all of Neb., Henry Schnell (Pauline) of Bronson, Fla., Alex Schnell (Leota), W illiam WillieŽ Schnell, Peter PeteŽ Schnell (Betty) all of Neb., Mary Schnell Heins (Henry) of Colo., Eva Schnell Merrigan (Bert) of Neb., Pauline Schmidt Schnell (Henry), Elmer Schmidt of Texas, Edward (Ed) Schnell (Angela) of Kissimmee, Fla. and Robert Schnell (Pat) of West Palm Beach, Fla. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Lola Brown Schnell; daughters, Vanessa (Steve) McAllister and Pamela Schnell; grandson, Johnathan McAllister; granddaughters, Myranda McAllister, Sierra Story and Madison McAllister; great-granddaughter, Jaina Whirls all of Okeechobee; four sisters, Alyce Schmidt of Citrus Springs, Fla., Ruth Schnell Todd (Leamon) of Citrus Springs, Fla., Alvina Schnell of Plant City, Fla. and Janice JudyŽ Schnell Jenkins (Dave) of Ft. Langley, British Columbia, Canada; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at Maple Grove Baptist Church in Lakeport with Pastor Scott Garvin of“ ciating. Interment will follow at Ortona Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. 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. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News August 8, 2014 Mission hosts school driveBig Lake Missions Outreach is sponsoring their annual school supplies drive for needy families. They will accept donations up until Aug. 15 Most all school supplies are needed such as three-ringnotebooks, pencil pouches, colored pencils, marker hi-liters, backpacks, etc. No trapper keepers. For a complete list, check out the local stores or call the school. All donations stay in Okeechobee County. We accept checks made out to Big Lake Missions Outreach or gift cards and our staff does the shopping. Call 863763-5725 or 863-610-1815 for information or drop-off locations. Support group to meetA stroke support group will meet Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Heritage Assisted living Facility, 608 N.E. Second Ave. For information, call 863-763-7773 or 863-634-8412.Political Forum is plannedOkeechobee Political Forum will be held Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Osceola Middle School Gymnasium, 825 S.W. 28th St., from 5:45 until 9 p.m. Candidates from the following races are invited: U.S. Representative … District 17; Commissioner of Agriculture; circuit judge … Circuit 19; city council; school board … District 1; and, county commission … Districts 2 & 4.B.R.A.T. dance is Aug. 16The Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a backto-school Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 7 until 10 p.m. for students ages 12-16. The cost is $7 and includes pizza, soda and chips.OCRA grid sign-ups slatedOCRA will hold football/cheerleader sign ups on Saturday, Aug. 16 and Aug. 23 at the sports complex from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Any child 5 to 12 years old can register. The cost for football is $80 and cheerleading is $60. Bring a copy of the childs birth certi“ cate and payment to sign up. OCRA will also offer fall baseball/softball to boys and girls ages 5-13 (boys) and 5-14 (girls). The cost to sign up for fall ball is $50 per child. Sign ups will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, and Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the sports complex. For information, call 863-634-0515 for football and cheerleading or for fall ball 863234-8024. Community Events

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A dults may need v accinations tooBy Kimberley Thomas, RNSpecial to the Okeechobee News Back-to-school season is here. Its time for parents to gather supplies and back packs, school clothes and lunch boxes. Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by the Center for Disease Controls (CDC) immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their childrens health „ and that of their classmates and the community. If you havent done so already, check your childs immunization record and schedule a visit to their physician. Doing so now will avoid a potential last minute rush and will help make sure there are no surprises on the “ rst day back to school. Most schools require children to be current on vaccinations before enrolling to protect the health of all students. Todays childhood vaccines protect against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases including polio, measles, and whooping cough. When children are not vaccinated they are at increased risk and can spread disease to others in their classrooms and community „ including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer or other health conditions. Many parents have never witnessed the damaging effects of a vaccine-preventable disease. As a result, they are not aware of the continued importance of getting all children vaccinated. Some diseases are already on the rise. The U.S. has had a reported total of 554 cases of measles in 20 different states from January-July 2014. These cases originated from 18 different countries that were only a plane ride away. Pertussis, or Whooping Cough, has had a 24% increase from January-June 2014. The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), is experiencing an outbreak of serogroup B meningococcal disease, with four con“ rmed cases reported during November 2013. Each of these diseases is vaccine-preventable. School-age children need vaccines. For example, children who are 4 to 6 years old are due for boosters of four vaccines: DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis), chickenpox, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and polio. Older children, like preteens and teens, need Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), MenACWY (meningococcal conjugate vaccine) and HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines when they are 11 to 12. In addition, yearly ” u vaccines are recommended for all children 6 months and older. All or most of the cost of vaccines is usually covered for families with health insurance. Free vaccines are available through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program for children aged 18 and younger if they are Medicaid eligible, uninsured, or underinsured. Parents can “ nd out more about the recommended immunization schedule at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html. Back to school is an exciting time in our childrens lives. Lets make it a safe and healthy time as well. If you have any questions or concerns about immunizations, we invite you to contact the Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee at 863-462-5819. A re your childrens immunizations up to date? 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)www.nbc-okeechobee.orgRev. 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 8 Okeechobee News August 8, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News Levi is 16-year-old high school student, and is the son of Clint Boney and Shelley Maggard. Levi has Scheuermanns Kyphosis disease and the Shriners Hospital in Tampa is providing the surgery at no cost to the family. The family, however, is responsible for travel, lodging, food, the eight pre-op and post-op visits, as well as during Levis week long stay in the hospital. His mother will take a leave of absence from work for weeks to care for him and will need assistance with household expenses. Scheuermanns Kyphosis disease is a genetic disorder caused by triangular-shaped v ertebrae, which results in a curvature of the upper back in excess of 70 degrees. This condition creates excruciating back pain, stiffness, organ discomfort and dif“ culty breathing due to the rib cage being forced to grow into the organ cavity. Spinal Fusion surgery is the only effective treatment. A barbecue dinner bene“ t will be held Friday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., to help the family. Dinners will be available for a donation of $8. Delivery is available with orders of three dinners or more in town. For tickets or information, call Shelley Maggard at 863-697-0193. Bene“ t planned for Levi Boney Levi Boney The Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center will host the following events this month: € Saturday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 17: The All Florida Junior Rodeo Association 2015 season kickoff. Youth from ages 5 to 14 from all over the State of Florida will compete in 11 rodeo events. There is no charge for the public to attend, and the concession stand will be open, with the proceeds going to 4-H. Rodeo starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. Cowboy Church will be at 8 a.m. Sunday morning. € Thursday Aug. 21: Recreational riding/ barrel practice night from 6 to 9:30 p.m.; $10 per rider; and you MUST show a current negative Coggins test. € Friday, Aug. 22: Turnin N Burnin Summer Buckle Series Jackpot Barrel Race exhibition runs start at 5 p.m. Barrel racing starts at 7 p.m. A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend. Saturday, Aug. 23: NBHA District 5 Barrel Race; Exhibition runs will start at 11 a.m.; Barrel race starts at 1 p.m.; A concession stand will be open. There is no charge for the public to attend. € Sunday, Aug. 31: Kaza Productions Mexican Rodeo; Mexican music and food, 1 to 8 p.m. The Agri-Civic Center is on State Road 70, east of the City of Okeechobee. The spectator entrance is off State Road 710. A gri-Civic Center August events

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Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe OCIA scholarship was presented by Weena Harris and Shirlean Graham and was awarded to Lea hunter and Tekelsha Andrews. 10 Okeechobee News August 8, 2014 OHS students honored at scholarship night Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Jim and Lois Hazel/Davie Dairy scholarship was presented by Alice Murphy and William Berman and was awarded to Kaylie Arnold, Mary Bushatz, Ashley McDuf“ e, Tekelsha Andrews, Terry Boatwright and Cody Walker. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe OCEA Scholarship was awarded to Cody walker, Nicholas Kielbasa, Queara Moore, Tabatha Henry and Randi Campbell. Not Pictured is Sara Piroli. Additional scholarship photos can be found in the photo gallery on Newszap at ” orida.newszap.com/okeechobeenorthlake. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Gold Seal Vocational scholarship was presented by Renee Geeting and Ken Kenworthy and awarded to Alejandro Campos, Kelsey Jarriel, Kaylen Fulford, Josh Abbate and Karyna Villalpando. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Medalliion Scholarship was presented by Renee Geeting and Ken Kenworthy and awarded to Ryan Reister, Zane Moreland, Bethany Stuart, Brandon Ball, Tuff Durrance, Kyle Revels, Brandon Alvarez, McKenzie Richey, Kayla Orr, Rachel Roehm and Chelsea Wharin. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Bubba Helton Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Mitchell McCoin, Sabrina Sanchez, Odon Anselmo, Brianna Cross and Stormy Stokes.

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11 Okeechobee News A ugust 8, 2014 Eagles to host steak dinnerCypress Hut Eagles, 7401 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve choice ribeye steak and seafood dinners on Friday, Aug. 8 starting at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment is by Sax On The Beach. The public is welcome. Saturday, Aug. 9, features entertainment by Jay. Monday hot dogs are served at the bar and Tuesday is the weekly dart tournament with burgers being served. For information, contact Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.VFW hosts Friday bingoVFW North Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host bingo on Friday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. Friday karaoke will be by D&K Entertainment 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. Please join us for Loris Sunday dinner from 1 until 3 p.m. that will feature Chicken Cordon Bleu. All proceeds will bene“ t our veterans programs. The public is invited.Fire“ ghters collect suppliesOkeechobee Fire“ ghters Union Local 2918 will collect back-to-school supplies at Okeechobee Walmart Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8, 9 and 10 All supplies will be given to My Aunts House (501c3) for distribution to local foster and needy children. Please donate! For information, call Matt Vinson 863-697-1205.VFW serving breakfastBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 E. S.R. 78, will be serving breakfast Sunday, Aug. 10 from 8:30 until 11 a.m. All proceeds bene“ t veterans programs and their families. Call 843-467-2882.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Sunday night bingo on Aug. 10 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s veterans programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Retired educators to meetThe Okeechobee Retired Educators will meet Monday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef OBradys. This will be the “ rst meeting after the summer break. Any retired school employee is invited to join us to “ nd out about OREA and the state organization, Florida Retired Educators. We have several projects that we work on each year: Hooked on Books, where we provide books for the public school media centers; underwear and shoes provided to kids in need at the elementary schools; reading in the schools; raising money for high school scholarships through our ornament sales; and, providing money for the End the Hunger Project.Photo workshop plannedA free photo editing workshop will be held at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Thursday, Aug. 21 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 received by the inmates that Mr. Lumpkin comes in more than once a week so that all the inmates are able to attend,Ž said Lt. Deloney. I want to say thanks to Mr. Lumpkin who tries to help and, hopefully, reach at least one person. If more people were like him this world would be a better place.Ž The detention deputy of the second quarter is Sgt. Marrero, who was nominated by Detention Deputy Corporal Stacy Ellerbee. The corporal said Sgt. Marrero is often referred to as a working sergeant.Ž I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Sgt. Marrero for her outstanding w ork performance that she re” ects on a daily basis during her tour of duty,Ž said Cpl. Ellerbee. Sgt. Marrero projects a positive attitude that promotes teamwork throughout the jail and by this she in” uences staff to project a similar outlook on their job assignment.Ž Cpl. Thomas was nominated by OCSO Road Patrol Captain Gary Bell, who praised the deputy for his safe handling of a serious domestic situation. His quick thinking and use of a skill that he learned resulted in the arrest of a person that deserved just that,Ž said Capt. Bell. Its always a pleasure when I hear of one of our own using good sense and thinking out a plan, and then carrying out that plan. Thanks for the good work and stay safe,Ž he added. OCSOContinued From Page 1 Submitted photo/ OCSOJason Knapp (second from left) and Joseph Smith (center) were recently honored by being named the employees of the second quarter at the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce in the administrative category. With them at the presentation of their certi“ cates were Sheriff Paul May (far left), Detective Lieutenant Brad Stark (second from right) and Major Noel Stephen (far right). Submitted photo/ OCSOSheriff Paul May (far left) and Major Noel Stephen (far right) congratulated Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas (second from right) for being named the employee of the second quarter at the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce in the law enforcement category. Presenting Cpl. Thomas with his certi“ cate is OCSO Road Patrol Captain Gary Bell (second from left) who also nominated the corporal for the honor. Submitted photo/ OCSOThe employee of the second quarter in the detention deputy division at the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce is Sergeant Iris Marrero (center). Presenting her with her certi“ cate are Major Noel Stephen (left) and Okeechobee County Jail Administrator Ronnie White (right).

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By Brad BuckUF/IFASGAINESVILLE „ While necessary for some, many people eat gluten-free diets because they believe theyll gain certain health bene“ ts, but these beliefs are not all supported by research, a University of Florida nutrition expert says. Those with celiac disease, or about 1 percent of the U.S. population, must follow a gluten-free diet because its the only treatment for their condition, said Karla Shelnutt, a UF assistant professor in family, youth and community sciences. But gluten-free diets can lack essential nutrients if a person does not eat a balanced diet and/or take a multivitamin supplement. Unlike their conventional counterparts, re“ ned gluten-free foods, for the most part, are not enriched or forti“ ed with essential vitamins and minerals. If Im a college student, and I want to lose w eight, and I read on the Internet that a gluten-free diet is the way to go, I may start avoiding products that contain essential nutrients such as those found in cereal grains forti“ ed w ith folic acid,Ž Ms. Shelnutt said. The problem is you have a lot of healthy women who choose a gluten-free diet because they believe it is healthier for them and can help them lose w eight and give them healthier skin.Ž The $10.5-billion gluten-free food and beverage industry has grown 44 percent from 2011-13 as the rate of celiac disease diagnoses increases, along with awareness of gluten-free foods, according to Mintel, a market research company. Mintel estimates sales will top $15 billion in 2016. One of Ms. Shelnutts doctoral students, Caroline Dunn, wanted to know if gluten-free labeling has any impact on how consumers perceive the foods taste and nutrition. In a one-day experiment on the UF campus in Gainesville in February, 97 people ate cookies and chips, all gluten-free. Half were labeled gluten-freeŽ; the other half labeled conventional.Ž Participants then rated each food on a nine-point scale for how much they liked the ” avor and texture. They also “ lled out a questionnaire, said Shelnutt, a faculty member w ith UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. About a third of participants said they believed gluten-free foods to be healthier than those labeled conventional,Ž a “ gure she thought would be much lower. While avoiding gluten-containing foods can reduce carbohydrate intake, thus helping some lose weight, many health experts say a gluten-free diet is no healthier than a conventional diet except for those with celiac disease. Although such a small sample cannot be generalized to the public, Ms. Shelnutt said the experiment gives researchers insight into how the public views gluten-free foods. Gluten, a protein, is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale, a cross between wheat and rye. A gluten-free diet is prescribed for those with celiac disease, a condition that can damage the lining of the small intestine. The experiments results are published in the current edition of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.Ž W hen it comes to gluten-free diets, unfounded beliefs abound REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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You do not have to keep bees to attend; the only prerequisite is your interest in the subject! The schedule is robust and features courses on topics that include: bee biology, Varroa control, Florida nectar plants, queen rearing, mead making, candle making, bee photography and so much more! We have a suggested beginner track lineup for novices, though students at the SFBC may attend any course regardless of expertise. The registration fee includes a goody bag with promo items, a gold lapel pin, a printed program with all lecture materials, snacks, lunch, a catered banquet dinner and an ice cream social on Friday evening. There will be live hives, beekeeping gear, informational lectures, hands-on workshops, beekeeping vendors, awards and door prizes. There will also be a 21-class Honey Show where you can enter your honey, mead, crafts, art and more for awards and the title of Best in Show!Ž Anyone can enter, even if it be the black jar (tasting only) or the novice class for those who have never won “ rst place before. SFBC is one of the best experiences you could possibly have learning about honey bees (and other plants/pollinators too!) Our team of experts and dedicated staff are excited to host the second annual South Florida Bee College. For more information online, go to http://entnemdept.u” .edu/honeybee/ extension/SFbee_college.shtml or Jeanette Klopchin at 352-273-3932. UF to host South Florida Bee College Special to the Okeechobee News/ UF/IFAS/Tyler JonesSome supermarkets are lined with gluten-free foods and signs marketing those types of foods, and lots of people are eating them to lose weight and for other perceived health bene“ ts.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. AuctionsPublic Auction Aug 9, 2014 9:00 am Okeechobee FL (Okeechobee County Cattlemans’ Association Arena) Tractors, Construction Eq, Farm Eq, and MUCH MORE. Consignments Welcome 800-985-5699Terry DeMott Auctioneer FL#AU1833-AB1285 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Lost 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 Garage/ Yard SalesGARAGE SALE OAK LAKE ESTATES SAT. 8/9, 8AM TIL ?, 2503 SW 22ND CIRCLE E. VARIOUS HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, WASHER, DRYER, CLOTHES, TABLES, DRESSERS AND BUFFET. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Lost 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full Time Washington County School Program At Okeechobee Youth Development Center ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY Social Science Teacher (Grades 6-12) (This school is located in a Department of Juvenile Justice Facility)Position requirements are detailed at website: Go to http:/www.wcsdschools.com Go to Human Resources and Employment click on Job Announcements Create an account with a username and password, unless you have already completed this process. Complete your application for a CERTIFIED POSITION and attach a resume, etc. Then, you MUST APPLY for this position.APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 13th 2014 (midnight)“Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants as well as employee” “Pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, random ( tness for duty) and follow-up drug testing will be implemented as per the School Board’s “Drug Free Workplace Policy” An Equal Opportunity Employer SALES MGR./GENERAL SALES MGR The ALAN JAY Automotive Network has an immed. opening for an expd. Auto. Sales Mgr. or General Sales Mgr. at our Chrysler / Dodge / Ram / Jeep dealership in Clewiston. Exc. customer-svc., mgmt. & sales skills needed. A terri“c career opportunity w/ the Heartlands premier automotive dealer group. Salary, commission & many, many bonuses avail.! Bene“ts incl. 401K, free gym membership, avail. medical/dental/vision ins. & much more! Clean driving record a must. Pls. forward resum & cover letter to James.lizotte @alanjay.com. EOE / DFWP.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. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time 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 Drivers Dump & Service Truck J.W. Cheatham, LLC has a local job starting soon and will be taking applcations for the following driving positions: Dump Truck Driver Requires Class B CDL, Medical Card, Acceptable MVR. Must have experience transporting aggregates and performing paving operations. Equipment Service/Fuel Truck Driver Requires Class B CDL, Hazmat Endorsement, Medical Card, Acceptable MVR. Must have experience fueling and servicing heavy construction equipment. Apply in person or call 561-471-4100 ext 239 J.W. Cheatham, LLC 7396 Westport Place West Palm Beach 33413 Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Drug Free, EEO, E-Verify Employment Full Time Equipment Operators & Laborers J.W. Cheatham, LLC has a local job starting soon and will be taking applications for all positions: Accepting Applications for: •Asphalt Crew • Paver, Screed, Roller, Rake Road Crew • Grader, Loader, Roller Laborers • General Labor and Flaggers Apply in person or call 561-471-4100 ext 239 J.W. Cheatham, LLC 7396 Westport Place West Palm Beach 33413 Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Drug Free, EEO, E-Verify Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time NOW HIRINGPremier RV resort in Okeechobee is accepting applications for the following full time positions: -Maintenance Manager -Front Of ce/ Reservations Manager -Activities Director Great energy and positive attitude required. Experience in a hospitality environment is a plus. Please send resumes and all inquiries to info@silverpalmsrv.com Please no phone calls. Employment Part TimeGIRL FRIDAY for Parrot Farm. Sun. & Mon. Exp. req’d. Background Check 863-824-0015 14 Okeechobee News August 8, 2014 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!

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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. Employment AgenciesBusy Lawn Service. Seeking Reliable, Self-Motivated Individuals. Valid Florida Drivers License Required. Drug Free Work Place!! Serious Inquiries’ Only! Contact @ cleancutgrass863@yahoo.co m or fax resume to 863-763-1602. Apartments2/2.5 APT. IN TOWN BEFORE HOSPITAL, 1 MILE FROM MAIN LIGHT. $800.00 A MONTH. CALL STEVE 801-4829 Apartments For Rent 1 & 2 bedroom apts. Call 561-968-2083 or 561-386-5636 EFFICIENCY 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. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? ApartmentsLarge, Clean APT in town. 2/2, w/d hook up, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572. Commercial PropertyOKEE For Rent, 1000 sq. ft. 2020 S. Parrot Ave., Ste. 104. $900mo. Call 863-634-6386. Houses Rent3BD/1BA ON 1 ACRE IN DIXIE RANCH ACRES. 1ST, LAST & SECURITY $850.00 MONTHLY. NO PETS CALL 863-634-2820 CITY LIMITS, 3/1 CBS CENTRAL A/C AND HEAT, CARPORT, NICE CORNER LOT. $800/MO. LAST AND SECURITY CALL 863-634-8942 FOR INFORMATION. OKEE ADORABLE In Town, 2BR, 1BA, W/D Hook up, Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Sm pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. (941)504-3954 OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 2BA, CBS house, all tile, fenced yard, 1 small pet ok (No Pit Bull’s) $800 mo. + 1st, last & sec. dep. Refs. needed. Call 561-596-1344 Real EstateWantedWILL PAY CASH FOR 5 OR 10 ACRE TRACTS OF LAND, MUST BE ZONED FOR MOBILE HOME. MUST BE A BARGAIN CALL 863-763-6358 Mobile Home RentFORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond creek, 2BR, 2BA Trailer, $1,600 down 1st, last + deposit. $650 monthly (772) 464-9226 OKEECHOBEEBEAUTIFULLY DECORATED, FULLY FURNISHED 1BD AND 2BD AVAILABLE IN SMALL ADULT PARK, SMALL DOG OK. CALL 239-246-6301 OR 863-517-5111 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Mobile Home RentOKEECHOBEE-NICE CLEAN 1BD/1BA FULLY FURNISHED, SMALL DOG OK, NO CATS, STARTING AT $400/MO. SECURITY REQUIRED 239-246-6301 OR 863-517-5111 Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes 3 retirement models MUST go... Save over $26K, homes from the low 60’s, this week only. plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol BoatsJOHN BOAT, 16 Ft. w/trailer. Honda 9.9, 4 stroke engine with only 40 hours. Excellent condition. $2350. 561-248-0888 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Parts/RepairsPeragon Aluminum Folding Bed Cover Locking cover ts 2007-2014 Tundra. Cost $699 new, sell for $325. Call Bill (863)634-4194 or (863)467-0169 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold it’s Regular Session on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Frank Irby, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 466541 ON 8/8/14 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 2014TD097 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: 256 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT F OF TRACT 23 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 23 12 34S 33E 1-12-34-33-0A00-00023-F000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GENITE BEAUPLAN 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 18th 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. 466169 ON 8/8,15,22,29/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2014 DR 258 Division: Domestic Crecencio Calvillo, Petitioner and Betty Jo Devault, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: Betty Jo Devault Last known Address: 7857 NE 16th St. Okeechobee, FL 34972 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Crecencio Calvillo whose address is 7857 NE 16th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 on or before 9-8-14, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit’s Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le the Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure o f documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 8-4-2014 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ DEBRA GOODRICH Deputy Cler k 466669 ON 8/8,15,22,29/2014 NOTICE OF REMOVAL OF NAMES OF POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE VOTERS Pursuant to Section 98.075(7) of the Florida Statutes, the following persons are hereby noti ed that they are potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to respond within thirty (30) days of this notice may result in determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections and removal of the registered voter’s name from the statewide voter registration system. Dmitry C. Irby Last known address: 1385 SE 23rd St. Okeechobee, FL If further assistance is needed, please contact the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections. Diane Hagan, Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd St, Room 144 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863)763-4014 466615 ON 8/8/2014 NOTICE OF REMOVAL OF NAMES OF POTENTIALLY INELIGIBLE VOTERS Pursuant to Section 98.075(7) of the Florida Statutes, the following persons are hereby noti ed that they are potentially ineligible to be registered to vote. Failure to respond within thirty (30) days of this notice may result in determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor of Elections and removal of the registered voter’s name from the statewide voter registration system. Elizabeth G Blackman Last known address: 3203 NW 35th Ave Okeechobee, FL If further assistance is needed, please contact the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections. Diane Hagan, Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections 304 NW 2nd St, Room 144 Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863)763-4014 466651 ON 8/8/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD100 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that WOONGYE CHUNG 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: 1933 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT 86 HUDSON LAKE RANCHES UNRECORDED PLAT A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN A PORTION OF SECTION 24 TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH RANGE 34 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 24 THENCE SOUTH 01 DEG 00 MIN 00 SEC WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 24 FOR 766.91 FEET THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 00 MIN 00 SEC EAST FOR 338.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING SAID POINT BEING THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 1985.00 FEET A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 14 DEG 05 MIN 31 SEC AND FROM SAID POINT A RADIAL LINE BEARS SOUTH 10 DEG 15 MIN 15 SEC WEST THENCE EASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE FOR 488.21 FEET THENCE SOUTH 29 DEG 38 MIN 17 SEC WEST FOR 524.73 FEET THENCE NORTH 66 DEG 40 MIN 43 SEC WEST FOR 381.96 FEET THENCE NORTH 79 DEG 38 MIN 39 SEC WEST FOR 8.55 FEET THENCE NORTH 18 DEG 55 MIN 49 SEC EAST FOR 473.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 5.09 ACRES 1-26-36-34-0010-00000-0860 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: THE OKEECHOBEE GROUP 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 18th 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. 466173 ON 8/8,15,22,29/2014 NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT in a Residential Mixed (RM) zoning district. The property owner and applicant is Margarita Aguilar. The property address is 3300 NW 6th Street and is more particularly described as follows: Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, and the west 1/2 of Lot 7. Block 17 El Mirasol, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida. In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the department.William D. Royce, Planning Director Petition #M-2014-0304 466688 ON 8/8/2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AN AMENDMENT TO THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLANOKEECHOBEE COUNTY gives Notice that it shall hold a public hearing before the Okeechobee County Planning Board sitting as the Local Planning Agency. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider amendments to the Comprehensive Plan of Okeechobee County, Florida and to consider transmittal of the amendments to the Board of County Commissioners.The proposed comprehensive plan amendments are described as follows: Petition C-2014-0002. Southeastern Spanish District Council Assemblies of God, Inc., property owner and applicant. Request to reclassify approximately 235 acres from the Agriculture future land use classi cation to a new Rural Activity Center future land use classi cation. The change would increase the maximum density from 1 dwelling unit per 10 acres to 3 dwelling units per acre and would allow for supporting commercial uses. The subject property is in Section 28, Township 36 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. The property is accessed via NE 80th Avenue to NE 48th Street to NE 96th Avenue. The property is approximately 2 miles west of NE 128th Avenue (Berman Road) and 2.5 miles north of State Road 70 East. Petition C-2014-0003. Framar Enterprises, Inc. and KJB Properties, LLC., property owners and applicants. Request to reclassify approximately 1,040 acres from the Agriculture and Rural Activity Center future land use classi cations to the Rural Activity Center classi cation including amending the text of the Posey’s Corner/Crooked Creek Rural Activity Center. The change would increase the density for approximately 600 acres from a maximum of 1 dwelling unit per 10 acres to a density of 1 dwelling unit per acre. The property is in Sections 26, 27, 34 and 35, Township 36 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. The property is to the north and west of the Crooked Creek subdivision, being about 1 mile north of State Road 70 East along NE 128th Avenue (Berman Road) and 1 mile north of State Road 70 East at a point approximately 1/2 mile east of NE 80th Avenue. Petition C-2014-0004. Lucille Stanley, property owner; George Costonis, applicant. Request to reclassify approximately 52 acres from the Urban Residential Mixed Use and Rural Estate future land use classi cations to the Commercial Corridor Mixed Use classi cation. The change would increase the potential intensity of development of the property to allow for increased commercial development. The subject property is in Sections 3 and 4, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. The property is on the west side of Highway 441 North, north of NW 36th Street. In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. A copy of the proposed amendments shall be available for inspection by the public during normal business hours at the Okeechobee County Planning and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed amendment, and may submit written comments to the Planning and Development Department prior to the hearing. If a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the local planning agency with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, that person will need a record of the proceedings, and he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 466704 ON 8/8/2014 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 8, 2014

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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 2014TD095 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TOM FELDT 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: 1519 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 25 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 25 29 34S 33E 1-29-34-33-0A00-00025-P000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ROXAN GARDNER 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 18th 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. 466172 ON 8/8,15,22,29/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD099 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WOONGYE CHUNG 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: 3738 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOT 2 BLK 26 3-15-37-35-0010-00260-0020 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LEROY PAGE JR ESTATE MARY CAMPBELL WANDA PAGE 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 18th 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. 466175 ON 8/8,15,22,29/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD098 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ANTHONY & LORI KIBLER 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: 863 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 24 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 24 22 34S 33E 1-22-34-33-0A00-00024-L000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LESSONN VEDRINE MIFRANE VEDRINE 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 18th 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. 466170 ON 8/8,15,22,29/2014 NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF FIRE RESCUE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the County Commission of Okeechobee County will conduct a public hearing to consider the imposition of annual re rescue special assessments for the provision of re rescue services, programs, and facilities within the unincorporated area of Okeechobee County that constitutes the Okeechobee County Municipal Service Bene t Unit for Fire Rescue Services. The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m., on August 28, 2014, in the Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to le written objections with the County Commission within 20 days of this notice. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County at (863) 763-6441 ext. 4, prior to the date of the hearing. The assessment for each parcel of residential use property will be based upon the total number of dwelling units attributed to that parcel. Copies of the Fire Rescue Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution, the Final Assessment Resolution, the proposed Annual Rate Resolution for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2014, and the updated Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the of ce of the County Administrator located at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 123, Okeechobee, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2014, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certi cate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County at (863) 763-6441 ext. 4, on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Frank Irby, Chairman Board of County Commissioners Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners 466676 ON 8/8/2014 NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning Board on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classi cation of Rural Residential (RR) to the proposed classi cation of Agriculture (A). The property owner and applicant is Joseph Hutton. The property address is 8550 NW 144th Trail and is more particularly described as follows: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 22, BEAR SOUTH 89023’53” EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 144.24 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00036’06” EAST A DISTANCE OF 1740.61 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00036’06” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 405.48 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89025’32” WEST, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT’S TIEBACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD, ACCORDING TO THE S.F.W.M.D.’S R/W MAP FOR C-38, SECTION 3, SHEET 9 OF 28, A DISTANCE OF 1030.05 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 01007’16” WEST, ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF TIEBACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 405.49 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89025’32” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1033.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING on the request for a change in zoning will be held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2’ Street, Okeechobee, Florida. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the department.William D. Royce, Planning Director Petition R-2014-0695 466684 ON 8/8,17/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the County Commission of Okeechobee County will conduct a public hearing to consider the imposition of annual solid waste collection special assessments for the provision of residential solid waste collection and disposal services within the unincorporated area of Okeechobee County that constitutes the Okeechobee County Municipal Service Bene t Unit for Residential Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Services. The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m., on August 28, 2014, in the Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to le written objections with the County Commission. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County at (863) 763-6441 ext. 4, prior to the date of the hearing. The assessment for each parcel of residential use property will be based upon the total number of dwelling units attributed to that parcel. Copies of the Solid Waste Collection, Disposal and Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution, the Final Assessment Resolution, the proposed Annual Rate Resolution for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2014, and the updated Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the of ce of the County Administrator located at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 123, Okeechobee, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2014, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certi cate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County at (863) 763-6441 ext. 4, on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Frank Irby, Chairman Board of County Commissioners Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners 466674 ON 8/8/2014 NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS Notice is hereby given that the County Commission of Okeechobee County will conduct a public hearing to consider the imposition of annual emergency medical service special assessments for the provision of emergency medical services, programs, and facilities within the incorporated and unincorporated area of Okeechobee County that constitutes the Okeechobee County Municipal Service Bene t Unit for Emergency Medical Services. The hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m., on August 28, 2014, in the Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to le written objections with the County Commission within 20 days of this notice. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County at (863) 763-6441 ext. 4, prior to the date of the hearing. The assessment for each parcel of residential use property will be based upon the total number of dwelling units attributed to that parcel. Copies of the Emergency Medical Service Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution, the Final Assessment Resolution, the proposed Annual Rate Resolution for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2014, and the updated Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the of ce of the County Administrator located at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 123, Okeechobee, Florida. The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2014, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certi cate to be issued against the property which may result in a loss of title. If you have any questions, please contact the County at (863) 763-6441 ext. 4, on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Frank Irby, Chairman Board of County Commissioners Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners 466675 ON 8/8/2014 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 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A TEMPORARY USE PERMIT NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning Board on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a TEMPORARY USE PERMIT for multiple three-day OKEECHOBEE MUSIC AND FIJNFEST events. The property owners and applicants are Sundance Trails, LLC, Hilo Lots, LLC and Clifford Rosen. The property is on the north side of NE 120th Street and is more particularly described as follows:All of the Plat of SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Pages 69 through 82 inclusive, together with all of the Plat of SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH REPLAT NO. 1, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Pages 1 through 7 inclusive, together with all of the Plat of SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH NO. 2, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Pages 67 through 72 inclusive, all being of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and All that land lying in the South one-half of Section 4, Township 36 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, that is not within the boundary of the Plat of SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Pages 69 through 82 inclusive, and the Plat of SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH REPLAT NO. 1, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Pages 1 through 7 inclusive, and the Plat of SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH NO. 2, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Pages 67 through 72 inclusive, all being of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the Temporary Use Permit will be held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2”d Street, Okeechobee, Florida. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or the Planning Board or Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose ofbackup for of cial records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department. William D. Royce, Planning Director Petition T-2014-0268 466686 ON 8/8,17/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD094 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TOM FELDT 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: 1518 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT J OF TRACT 25 WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 25 SECTION 29 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 1-29-34-33-0A00-00025-J000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RAQUEL SEARCHWELL SHANE SEARCHWELL 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 18th 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. 466171 ON 8/8,15,22,29/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD096 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA 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: 3589 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LAR KEE LAKES LOTS 8 AND 9 BLOCK 4 LAR KEE LAKES 2ND ADDITION FOR MOBILE HOMES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-04-38-36-0040-00040-0080 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MARILYN S GUTHRIE PERKINS MAURICE E GUTHRIE MYRTLE M GUTHRIE AKA MYRTLE MAE GUTHRIE AKA MYRTLE MAE HEWITT AKA MYRTLE HEWITT GUTHRIE AKA MYRTLE MAE FOSTER 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 18th 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. 466174 ON 8/8,15,22,29/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 8-23-2014 @ 10:00 AM Unit #515 Joshua I Sweet 466650 ON 8/8,15/2014 16 Okeechobee News August 8, 2014 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad.

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R E D 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 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 5088-M: Spot In The Sun 2 br, 1 ba mobile with 1,929 total sq ft/1,304 under air on a beautiful fenced acre. Great location for East coast commuters. Make Offer! $29,900 MLS # 208294 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 3004-M: Lake Access! Treasure Island move in ready 3/2 with 2,624 Total Sq Ft/1,718 under air. Split plan, lg eat in kitchen with island, metal roof, screened pool and much more. $179,000 MLS #208321 3005-M: Treasure Island 3/2 with 1,512 Total Sq Ft., Split tiful tile countertops, pantry, Garden Tub, fenced back yard and much more to offer. $79,000 MLS $208322 5063-M: Viking Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath with 2,192 total sq ft/1,465 under air on 2.5+/-acres. Breakfast Bar, Skylights, shed, fenced and cross fenced. Make Offer! $70,000 MLS # 208303 • Pine Ridge Park buildable lot partial fenced. $5,900 MLS # 207132 • 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 • 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 4009-M: Buckhead Ridge 2 bedroom, 2 bath with large addition, dining area, awnings. Completely fenced. Make Offer! $25,000 MLS # 208296 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Find your dream home here! Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com LAKE OKEECHOBEE ACCESS RIGHT OFF RIM CANAL GREAT LOCATION Very nice well-maintained 3/2 CBS Waterfront Home with Cypress Wood in Living Room and Dining Room. One car garage, CBS shed in back of garage, Screened in Fish Cleaning Station, GENERATOR wired in. Office behind garage. New master bedroom handicap friendly. New tile in kitchen and hallway. HOMES ONLY SECTION. Metal Roof 2004; sprinkler system, new seawall in 2009. MLS 206645, $188,900. MOTIVATED SELLER Gil Culbreth REAL ESTATE401 S. Parrott Ave. • OkeechobeeCOMMERCIAL • AGRICULTURE • ACREAGE • Gil Culbreth, Lic. Real Estate BrokerB-1650: Apartment Complex on 2 lots 5 or 6 units, corner waterfront just off Taylor Creek 147 ft. of water frontage 4 furnished units rented, the owner lives in 1 large unit. Nice private complex on cul-de-sac. Great income property. Asking $275,000 CALL MOLLY 863-610-1526 Location, Location, Location Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers. 17 Okeechobee News A ugust 8, 2014

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsMiami Herald award winning sportswriter Edwin Pope has retired to live in Okeechobee near his son, David. Pope has had a fascinating career as he covered some of the top events and the top people in sports over the past 70 years. He and his wife Eileen are building a new home in Palm Creek and wanted to be close to their son who is the director of information technologies at Entegra Tile in Okeechobee. Pope began his career at age 11 in Athens, Ga. He had listened to the play by play on the radio of an Orange Bowl game and typed up a story on an old Smith Corona typewriter his father had given him. The Athens Banner Herald didnt use the story, but did do a story on him and eventually hired him. He became sports editor at age 15, the youngest in the country at that time. Later he moved on to the Atlanta Journal Constitution and eventually the Miami Herald where he wrote columns for 50 years. He is also the author of six books. Pope said the thing that captures the interest of readers is not the sports, but the people. He has met some interesting personalities over the years. He enjoyed many of the people he wrote about, but some not so much. His favorite interview was one with heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis in 1948 because Louis was so congenial and nice. In the ring Louis was an assassin but as an interviewee was sweet and very forthcoming. He had no compunction about telling you anything in his life. Most athletes are truly very guarded about their professional and personal life. Louis would tell you everything about anything,Ž he said. On the other side of the spectrum, Pope listed Mickey Mantle as one of the most guarded athletes. While Pope and Mantle enjoyed a strong relationship, Mantle disliked most sportswriters, perhaps due to criticism early in his career and because Mantle was a small town boy from Commerce, Okla. Popes passion was always football as he covered the “ rst 40 Super Bowls. He developed a close friendship with Don Shula. He mentioned to Dolphins owner Joe Robbie that Shula would be a good coach for the Dolphins after the dismissal of George Wilson. Pope admits Shulas loss in Super Bowl III was one of the legendary coachs biggest disappointments. Pope said he was never too impressed with Joe Namath and his guarantee of victory in that game but admitted the game was the biggest upset he saw. It was such a shock to everyone,Ž he recalled. Namath talked so much after a while you stopped paying attention. The game was absorbing and one of the best Super Bowls. He was honest and forthcoming and hes the best person Ive been around in sports,Ž Pope said of Shula. Pope said he enjoyed the Dolphins undefeated season in 1972 but noted it wasnt the most exciting season. The Dolphins were just so relentlessly ef“ cient and there was not much suspense and not a thrill a minute,Ž he pointed out. The y just grinded everyone down.Ž Pope also listed Bob Griese, Larry Csonk a and Howard Twilly among his best friends and interviews in sports. He also enjoyed covering boxing. His top “ ghts were the battles between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran. He said it was a huge difference in personalities. Duran worked real hard at being unlikable. Leonard was just the opposite,Ž he said. Pope also enjoyed his coverage of horse racing. He listed Secretariat as the top horse he ever saw. Seattle Slew was a close second. Another highlight of his career was Wimbledon tennis in England which he covered for 20 years. In all his columns he said the human element was the most important part, Its not good unless its human, and (the story) has to be about the people and not the games in my opinion.Ž He also fondly recalls Muhammad Ali. He spent a week with Ali on a bus from Florida to Boston while he was preparing to “ ght Sonn y Liston. Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, didnt stop talking for a week, with yelling, shouting and hollering. He was very unpredictable but lovable back then. He was a very engaging sweet gu y until he became much more serious in later days,Ž said the former scribe. Other top interviews came with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Pope was also in San Francisco when the earthquake hit before game one of the 1989 World Series and recalls hiding under an archway while the stadium shook. He also recalls how tough it was to “ le a report due to roads being closed and phones being limited. He also recalled hunks of concrete falling all around him. Pope also wrote a book with Ted Williams and enjoyed his time with another baseball legend, Joe DiMaggio. Pope said he was glad he went to the Herald in 1956 and called that the best decision he ever made, besides his decision to marr y his wife, Eileen, who is from Canada. His 1954 book Footballs Greatest Coaches, was the highest selling sports book up until that time. Nobody could have had a more interesting job. To be able to make a decent living and enjoy it so much is very rare. I was very luck y to come along at a time when everything in sports was so interesting,Ž he added. Pope is among the most honored sports writers in history. Among the awards Pope has received included the Red Smith Award for excellence in journalism, the Knight Ridder Award for editorial excellence, three Eclipse Awards from the Thoroughbred Racing Association and the A.J. Liebling Award for excellence in boxing journalism. He has also been inducted into the National Sportswriters Hall of Fame. Top sports writer retires to Okeechobee Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning Board on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classi cation of Agriculture (A) to the proposed classi cation of Public Service-Rehabilitation Facility (PS). The property owner and applicant is Okeechobee Ostrich Farm, Inc. The property address is 6742 NW 58th Lane and is more particularly described as follows: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 35 & 36, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 35; THENCE N 8958’16” E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 35, A DISTANCE OF 786.21 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST 4600.00 FEET OF SECTION 35; THENCE N 0108’30” E, ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 3874.28 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH 1500.00 FEET OF SECTION 35; THENCE N 8946’14” E, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 3803.22 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH A LINE THAT IS 968.00 FEET SOUTHWESTERLY OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTHWESTERLY OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 700; THENCE S 3913’45” E, ALONG SAID LINE 968.00 FEET SOUTHWESTERLY OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 700, A DISTANCE OF 898.48 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE CENTERLINE OF A 70.00 FOOT WIDE ACCESS EASEMENT AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 6347’36” W, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE OF 259.71 FEET; THENCE S 5722’ 33” W, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE OF 253.33 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 170.00 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE AND SAID CENTERLINE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 4850’05”, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 14490 FEET, TO A POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE S 0832’38” W, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE OF 278.53 FEET, TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 95.00 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE AND SAID CENTERLINE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 7601’02”, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 126.04 FEET, TO A POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE S 84’41’44” W, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE OF 470.81 FEET, TO A POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 310.00 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE AND SAID CENTERLINE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 2420’06”, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 131.66 FEET, TO A PONT OF TANGENCY; THENCE S 6021’39” W ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE OF 231.86 FEET; THENCE S 4744’09” E, A DISTANCE OF 1690.45 FEET, TO THE WESTERLY CORNER OF A 50.00 ACRE TRACT OF LAND; THENCE N 5046’15” E, ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID 50.00 ACRE TRACT OF LAND AND PERPENDICULAR TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 700, A DISTANCE OF 1452.00 FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH A LINE THAT IS 968 FEET SOUTHWEST OFAND PARALLEL WITH SAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE; THENCE N 39’13’45” W, ALONG SAID LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1473.18 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9’h Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING on the request for a change in zoning will be held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2’ Street, Okeechobee, Florida. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the department.William D. Royce, Planning Director Petition R-2014-0696 466683 ON 8/8,17/2014 Public NoticeCENTENNIAL CELEBRATION AD HOC COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee, Centennial Celebration Ad Hoc Committee (CCAHC) meeting will be held on Monday, August 11, 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 466653 ON 8/8/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014 AT 3:30 P.M. IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 9:00 A.M., TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014, AN AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE. 466652 ON 8/8/2014 NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a Special Exception to allow a cheese making facility in an Agriculture (A) zoning district. The property owner and applicant is SN2003, LLC. The property address is 10337 NE 120th Street and is more particularly described as follows: Lot 2, J.R. Ranchettes, according to the plat thereof recorded in plat Book 7, Page 30, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the department.William D. Royce, Planning Director Petition S-2014-0731 466685 ON 8/8/2014 18 Okeechobee News August 8, 2014ACROSS 1 Whimpers 6 *See 29-Across 9 Cooperative group 13 Hindu nectar 15 Suitor 16 Pierce player 17 *See 29-Across 18 Pool equipment 19 *See 29-Across 20 *See 29-Across 21 High-tech card contents 23 Toned down 24 Star WarsŽ saga nickname 25 Web store icon 26 Quad Cities city 27 French income 29 With 35and 49Across, start of a refrain whose ending words appear in sequence in the answers to starred clues 32 __ bloom: pond buildup 33 Additionally 34 San Jose Earthquakes org. 35 See 29-Across 41 Dough extruder? 44 It may follow T. 45 Washington WeekŽ moderator Gwen 49 See 29-Across 54 Actress Raymonde of LostŽ 55 Withstood the ordeal 56 Matterhorns range 58 *See 29-Across 59 Just me,Ž formally 60 Immature 62 Article in El Diario 63 *See 29-Across 64 Decline 65 Sign of fish 67 Youngest Bront 68 Chimps, e.g. 69 Make a point of 70 Prepare scallops, in a way 71 *See 29-Across 72 *See 29-Across DOWN 1 Cosmetic product 2 Put on a jury 3 On __Ž: Stephen King memoir 4 Cover 5 Subject of recent medical research 6 Dread 7 Like many doilies 8 Guffaw 9 Roman slate 10 Upper-class rule 11 Major endocrine gland 12 Really ticks off 14 Field 15 Stew basis 22 Rocky IIIŽ actor 23 Do some yard work 26 Call from a Persian 28 Eastern wayŽ 30 LAX listing 31 Mr. Rogers on a horse 36 Let go 37 Kareem, formerly 38 Let go 39 Gives suddenly, as bad news 40 Son-gun connection 41 Comparable to, sizewise 42 Like some sporty shoes 43 __ Islands: Guam locale 46 Draft __ motor: gas furnace component 47 Hunting 20-Across 48 Kicked-up SandwichesŽ author 50 Bluegrass guitarist Flatt 51 Him, to Henri 52 Low-lying locales 53 The whole shebang 57 Boston __ 60 Mob boss 61 From the top 64 Female in WWII 66 No more seatsŽ sign By Jeffrey Wechsler (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC05/30/1405/30/14ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: g Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewisxwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle

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