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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 50¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 97 14.30 feetLast Year: 16.03 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. William Curry, shot 4 times, apparently fought back, got robbers gun away from himBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News From all appearances, this was a robbery that went bad.Ž Thats how Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) Detective Corporal Ted Van Deman described the Aug. 8 shooting death of William B. Curry Jr., 39. The detective said Tuesday, Aug. 12, that Latisha McBride, 38, went to Currys room in Nabs Apartments at 580 N.E. 13th Ave. around 6 a.m. that Friday morning to buy drugs. Once that purchase was made, Travis Arterius Spencer, 25, and Terrance Torell Spivey, 22, went to Currys room to rob him of cash and drugs. We believe Spencer and Spivey entered that building with weapons,Ž offered Cpl. Van Deman. Those three suspects believed him (Curry) to be a drug dealer.Ž Thats when things went bad. The mixed martial arts enthusiast and personal trainer fought with Spencer, who was armed with a semi-automatic handgun. Spencer then shot Curry twice in the torso, once in the right hand and once in the right knee, stated OCSO arrest reports. Curry, however, reportedly got the gun from Spencer and “ red back until it jammed. One round grazed the right side of Spencers head, while Spivey was shot in the leg, stated those reports. Seven spent shell casings were found on the ” oor of Currys apartment. Detectives declined to release the model and caliber of the handgun at this time. Cpl. Van Deman said they really dont know yet how much cash and or how many drugs were taken from Currys single-room apartment. Arrest reports indicate the trio made off with ... a large unknown amount of currency, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana and mollies.Ž Some of the cash and drugs have been recovered, detectives added. Reports by Cpl. Van Deman and OCSO Detective Corporal Rosemary Farless stated Curry made it to his aunts home. She called 911 and he was then rushed from that home to Raulerson Hospital, where he died. For security reasons, the hospital was locked down for a short period of time. Detectives said that Spencer, Spivey and Robbery led to fatal shooting Guide to local Guide to local schools inside! schools inside! Looking back Looking back ... Page 15 Parents warned Parents warned about area about area sex offenders sex offenders ... Page 8 See MURDER „ Page 5 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The 2014-2015 Okeechobee County budget will again be on the agenda at the Thursday meeting of the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners. The county will meet Thursday, Aug. 14, in the Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse at 9 a.m. Items on the agenda also include the following: € The board will determine the funding level for the sheriffs law enforcement budget. € Commissioners will receive a budget presentation from Clerk of Court Sharon Robertson and determine the funding level for the 2014-15 budget. € Commissioners will receive a budget presentation from Tax Collector Celeste Watford and determine the funding level for the 2014-15 budget. € Commissioners will determine the funding level for Property Appraiser William Shermans 2014-15 budget. € The board will review millage rate options for funding General Fund Operations and determine the funding level needed based on the requested General Fund requests. € The commissioners will receive a presentation from the Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District about a grant request to create a new position in the Okeechobee Soil & Water Conservation District Of“ ce. The new position is titled District Program Manager. € The board will be asked to authorize Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc., to prepare an application for supplemental disaster recovery community development block grant funds. The proposed project would be the construction of two more duplexes (a total of four apartments) on S.E. 10th Avenue at S.E. 4th Street. The site for the duplexes was obtained by the county through the Hurricane Housing Recovery Program (HHRP). The proposed construction would build out the existing duplex complex “ nanced by the HHRP grant, using the remaining county-owned lots on that block. In addition to providing four more affordable Budget on agenda for county meeting If you go...WHAT: Okeechobee County Commission meeting WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 14, 9 a.m. WHERE: Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse 304 N.W. Second St. WATCH ONLINE: http://www.co.okeechobee.” .us/ See COUNTY „ Page 5 Travis Spencer Terrance Spivey Latisha McBride Clrng Or Cti!

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Special to the Okeechobee News Anyone looking for quick job training to get started in the healthcare “ eld should consider registering for the Nursing Assistant course (HCP V410C) at Indian River State College. IRSC is now accepting applications for the Nursing Assistant program. Most nursing assistants help with patient care activities such as bathing and feeding. Nursing Assistants work under the supervision of nursing or medical staff to provide basic care in nursing homes, physicians of“ ces, clinics and in-home care. This Nursing Assistant course is the “ rst step to becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The Nursing Assistant course takes about seven weeks to complete. In the program, students attend class approximately 20 hours per week. Day and evening classes are available at IRSC campuses and locations in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties, including the Blackburn Educational Building in Fort Pierce. In addition to Associate Degrees and Bachelors Degrees, IRSC offers many Quick Job Training programs that enable students to gain job skills in less than a year. For information on the Nursing Assistant Program, contact the IRSC Nursing Department at 772-462-7570, the Blackburn Educational Building at 772-4627100 or e-mail info@irsc.edu or visit www. irsc.edu. The deadline is nearing for submissions of ideas for the City of Okeechobee logo. The City of Okeechobee will mark its 100th y ear since incorporation in 2015 and is looking for a dynamic logo to be the icon of the celebration. The Centennial Committee and City Council invites emerging and established artists of all ages to create a two-dimensional work of art, or present ideas, to serve as the Centennial Logo. The submission should depict the commemoration of the citys past, present, and its aspirations for the future. A successful project will re” ect the unique physical, cultures and historical elements that de“ ne the city. All entries are due by 4:30 p.m., Aug. 19, to the Of“ ce of the City Clerk, at City Hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974. To be considered for this project the entrant must prepare and submit the following: € Entry Form and Artist Statement: Each entry must be submitted with a complete form that includes a brief statement explaining your entry and/or what inspired you to use the elements chosen to create your rendering. € Final illustration must be made on an 8.5Ž x11Ž poster board, in color, and must not include the name, initials or any information which would identify the artist(s). € Each entry must be in a sealed envelope with the outside clearly marked,  Centennial Logo ProjectŽ to the address above by the due date. No late entries, facsimile, or e-mailed entries will be accepted. The city reserves the right to reject any or all submittals. Entries and associated materials will not be returned, whether accepted or rejected. Following staff review of each entry, all those who meet the requirements will be reviewed by the Centennial Celebration Ad Hoc Committee at their Aug. 25, meeting, with a “ nal recommendation for approval to the City Council. The entry form with rules for submission may be printed from the city web site cityofokeechobee.com, facebook.com/ OkeechobeeCentennial, or for information, contact the of“ ce of the City Clerk, 863-7633372, x215. IRSC accepting applications for Nursing Assistant program REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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Fire“ ghters used 2,000 gallons of water in an effort to save the camper. The Florida State Fire Marshal was called in to investigate the cause of the blaze. Three units and six “ re“ ghters were on the scene for approximately three hours. The “ re report listed the owner of the camper at Angelo Darinao of Okeechobee. Camper in S.E. destroyed by “ re A ug. 19 is deadline for City Centennial logo ideas

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T axes€ Any time an exemption is given „ for a church, a non-pro“ t, agriculture, veterans, w idows, etc. „ that means those who are s till paying taxes have to pay more to make up the difference. Whether you think an exemption is deserved or not, that is something t o consider. If someone else gets a break, y ou have to pay more. And dont forget the issue of government-owned property. When t he state takes land for water conservation or a park, thats land that is no longer on the t ax rolls. € There is a campaign ad on TV claiming t hat Governor Rick Scott raised property taxes. The state does not collect property taxes. Local governments, such as the city and c ounty and the water management district, c ollect property taxes. So there is no way a governor could raise property taxes. The s tate „ which includes the Legislature and t he governor „ does set the required local effortŽ rate for school taxes, but that millage rate has gone down since Scott took of“ ce. Breaking news€ The Navy intercepted a boatload of people off the Texas coast today. This placed the Navy in an awkward position as the boat was not heading to the USA, but towards Mexico and Central America. Another surprise “ nding was the people were white American retirement age seniors. Their claim was that t hey were trying to get to Central America or Southern Mexico as they wanted to return t o the U.S. as illegal immigrants. Then they w ould be entitled to far more bene“ ts than t hey were receiving as legitimate American retirees. € This country, built on immigration and diversity, is still large and strong enough to deal with surges of immigration caused by right wing ag interests and corporations s eeking cheap labor afraid to complain about work safety.Gas prices€ The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce seems to be saving money on gasoline by using WEX ” eet cards. This cuts out the middle man and gives the sheriffs of“ ce a low rate under a state contract. Why doesnt the county use this thrifty WEX program? € The county puts out for bid X number of gallons of gas and diesel, the lowest bidder gets awarded the contract. The county is doing this to get the lowest price for fuel and other supplies. They are purchasing their supplies at a lower price than what we can buy them because they are buying their supplies in quantities and putting them out for bid. The reason that the county is higher than the other program is probably because the county bought it at one price and now the price has dropped, ask anybody that runs a gas station how it works. € With the card program that OCSO uses, gas is purchased at a normal gas station. Gas stations make very little on gas sales. What they hope for, by selling gas, is to generate traf“ c. They are hoping that Deputy Friday will also stop in for coffee and a Twinkie.Car safety€ This is for anyone who transports small children: If you must transport small children in the front seat of a vehicle, remember to deactivate the passenger seat airbag. Front seat airbags are designed to protect grown adults. Children are too small and can be badly injured when an airbag deploys. Even if a child is in a safety seat, it will not protect them from the force of an airbag. If the vehicle has a back seat, the children are safer there. But some vehicles either dont have a back seat, or the back seat is too small for the car seat. So remember to turn off the airbag. € I didnt know you could turn them off. Even adults can be injured by them. My sister-in-law lost her hearing when one deployed during a minor accident. € If you look in the owners manual, it should tell you how to “ nd and use the switch to disable the passenger seat airbag. Sometimes you have to use the ignition key to do this. According to the National Highway Traf“ c Safety Administration web site, if your car did not come standard with the airbag offŽ switch device, you can have one installed. As a rule, kids should ride in the back seat, but if you must use the front seat, do whatever it takes to disable the airbag. The Ins and Outs of Facebook and Protecting your Privacy Seminar: Learn to set up and use Facebook to market your business and much MORE! Have questions about setting up your Facebook page? Privacy settings? How to promote your business? Join us for a two-hour seminar where you can get your questions answered by a social media specialist! There will be a $7 fee for this event. The Chamber of Commerce Concealed Weapon Permit class will be conducted on Thursday evening, Sept. 18, beginning at 7 p.m. at the chamber. The class will last approximately two hours. Range quali“ cation will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20. You will be instructed where to meet on Saturday during the Thursday evening class. You may use your own weapon or you may use the weapon we provide you during quali“ cation. The cost to attend this class is $40. The Chamber Ambassador Program consists of enthusiastic volunteers from the chamber membership who donate their time to help build member commitment and raise community awareness of chamber activities and bene“ ts. In doing so, th e ambassadors grow professionally and personally by building business relationships within the community. The program is ideal if you have a desire to: become more active in the local business environment, rais e awareness of your business or organization, and give back to your community. Each year, the program accepts up to 10 individuals to serve as ambassadors for th e following calendar year. If you are accepted into the program, you will receive training on the skills and responsibilities necessar y to succeed in the program. Getting involved with the Ambassador Program is one of th e “ rst steps you can take to become more involved with the chamber. Thank you to WOKC for participating in our Stuff the Bus project. Thank you Wast e Management, Edward Jones Investments, Primerica, State Farm, American Drilling, Applebees, Brown Cow Sweetery, Holiday Inn, City Cuts, Sams Club (PSL), CVS, Okeechobee Discount Drugs, Dowling Watford, Robert and Bianca Keefe, United Way, Okeechobee Correctional Institute, Renea Finney and many others for coming out to Stuff the Bus, and to all of those that joined us for the Pancake Breakfast and Dine to Donate hosted by Applebees. Contact: Mariah Parriott, administration 863-467-6246; info@okeechobeebusiness.com. August 13, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Chamber of Commerce News 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! Today: Sunny in the morning then increasing clouds with some scattered thunderstorms later in the day. High 94F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tonight: Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, with mostly clear skies overnight. Low near 75F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.Extended ForecastThursday: Mostly sunny in the morning then increasing clouds with some scattered thunderstorms later in the day. High 92F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Thursday Night : Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy skies overnight. Low around 75F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Okeechobee Forecast Pastor Jeff Tankersley and his wife, Cynthia, will be honored guests at Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. Ninth St., on Sunday, Aug. 17. Pastor Tankersley will be preaching and singing in the morning service (10:45 a.m.), and following will be dinner on the grounds.Ž The church would like to invite all family and friends of Bro. Jeff and Cynthi a for this special day. For more information please call 863-763-0669. We would like to invite everyone to Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church Hunter Rd. We are a God fearing church. Good fellowship, good gospel singing, salvation preaching. We have had six new members in the last two weeks. Come grow with us, Pastor Arlen Cook bringing the messages. Sunda y School at 9:45 a.m., morning service 11 a.m. evening 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Church News

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Many newspaper owners have a hidden agendaŽ „ whether it is political, economic or to promote the publishers cronies. Not us. Were owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust. Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and understanding citizens need to make intelligent decisions about public issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with honesty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 13, 2014 rental units for lower-income households, this development would place the property back on the tax roll and eliminate the need for continued maintenance by the county. € The board will consider an agreement for professional services at the Okeechobee County Airport with AVCON. € Commissioners will be asked to authorize the purchase of three new Stryker Power Pro stretchers from Stryker Medical in the amount of $32,725, to be used by Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue. These are replacements. One of the departments power stretchers has already failed, and two others have signi“ cant wear and use. The use of these Power Pro stretchers has reduced department back injuries signi“ cantly since they were “ rst put into service in 2005, which reduced worker compensation claims, personnel time loss, back-“ ll and overtime costs. € The board will review the Memorandum of Understanding agreement between Okeechobee County and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for assistance with mosquito surveillance. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 McBride ” ed the scene in a white Ford F-150 Crew Cab pickup and drove to the Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring w here Spencer and Spivey were treated for their wounds. Apparently they did not know that hospitals are required to report gunshot v ictims. The Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ ce w as contacted by the local detectives and asked to detain McBride, Spencer and Spivey. Detectives Van Deman and Farless then drove to Sebring and interviewed the three at the hospital. Spencer and Spivey were then arrested on charges of burglary, robbery with a weapon and “ rst-degree murder. McBride was arrested on a charge of accessory after the fact of a capital felony. All three are being held in the Okeechobee County Jail without bond. Also arrested Friday was Curtis Hardy, 36, N.W. 35th Drive. He was charged with possession of a “ rearm by a convicted felon and possession of cocaine. He was booked into the county jail on a bond of $10,000. Jail records show he has been released on bond. Cpl. Van Deman explained while they w ere conducting their investigation they received information that Hardy may have been involved in the shooting. A search warrant was obtained for Hardys home and vehicle. During that search detectives allegedly found a .357 caliber handgun along with 1.5 grams of suspected crack cocaine in vehicles parked in the driveway of Hardys home. The suspected cocaine was “ eld tested and indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine, stated an arrest report. Detectives Van Deman and Farless both emphasized Tuesday that although Hardy was arrested, he is not connected in any manner with Currys killing. OCSO detectives executed a search warrant Tuesday on the white F-150 and reportedly found several items that may be linked to the homicide. Cpl. Van Deman said those items were collected and will be sent to the Indian River Crime Lab in Fort Pierce for DNA testing. For reasons still to be learned, Spencer apparently tried to commit suicide around 9 p.m. Monday. He asked detention deputies for a razor so he could shave, but before those guards could retrieve the razor Spencer cut his left wrist multiple times, stated an OCSO report. He was taken to Raulerson Hospital where he was treated then returned to jail. Although Spivey has had some drug convictions in his past and has spent time in the county jail, both Spencer and McBride have spent time in the Department of Corrections (DOC). DOC records show Spencer was released from prison Feb. 22 of this year after being found guilty of violating his probation following his June 2013 conviction on charges of sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to sell. McBride has spent time in prison after being convicted of felony battery, possession of cocaine and possession of a controlled substance in 2005; resisting a law enforcement of“ cer with violence in 2003; and, felony theft in 2009. She was last released from prison on Aug. 28, 2009, state DOC records. Friday was not the “ rst time Curry had been shot over drugs. On Aug. 1, 2007, he was shot in the abdomen by Nathan Fernell James, 35, who was found guilty in 2009 of aggravated battery, robbery with a “ rearm and possession of a “ rearm by a convicted felon. In James trial, Curry took the stand and confessed to being a drug dealer. He went on to say James had been his right hand man.Ž James then shot his employer when Curry told James he was no longer needed. I stopped because he wasnt pro“ table any more,Ž testi“ ed Curry. It was also brought up in open court that Curry had previously been arrested for selling cocaine, but he turned informant and worked off his probation sentence by helping law enforcement. James was subsequently found guilty and sentenced to 25 years in prison. Cpl. Van Deman said although three suspects in the slaying have been arrested, the investigation is far from over. Were in an uphill battle with this thing,Ž he said. Arraignment for the three suspects has been set for Sept. 3 in front of Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer. MURDERContinued From Page 1 The following individuals were arreste d on felony or driving under the in” uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County S heriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Flori da Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida F ish and Wildlife Conservation Commiss ion (FWC) or the Department of Correct ions (DOC). € Tiasha JerQuan Hughes, 20, Maddie Lane, Jacksonville, was arrested Aug. 8 by Deputy Richard Varnadore on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation robbery with a deadly w eapon. He is being held without bond. € Allen Blane Swindle, 28, Dickinson Drive, Tallahassee, was arrested Aug. 8 by Deputy Tammy Sera“ ni on amended DOC w arrants charging him with the felonies of violation of probation burglary (two counts) and violation of probation traf“ cking in stolen property (two counts). He is being held without bond. € Robert Cole Hanger, 18, Turn Patch Road, Tallahassee, was arrested Aug. 8 by Deputy Tammy Sera“ ni on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation felony battery. He is being held without bond. € Cornelius Sentell Lawton, 29, U.S. 98 N., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 8 by Deputy Brant Harden on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with grand theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. His bond was set at $5,000. € Tracy Wilkinson, 49, Fourth St., Buckhead Ridge, was arrested Aug. 9 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $1,000. € Debbi Jo Pilcher, 39, S.E. 43rd St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 10 by Deputy Keith Stripling on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in” uence. Her bond was set at $1,000. € Shane Zachary Wilkinson, 16, N.E. Fourth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 10 by Of“ cer Jack Boon on a charge of felony domestic battery. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. € Ashley Lynn Beltran, 26, S.E. 38th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 11 by Detective M.D. Faulkner on felony charges of grand theft, burglary and criminal mischief. Her bond was set at $50,500. € Keith Daniels Billie, 42, S.E. 25th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 11 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation driving under the in” uence. His bond was set at $1,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“ rmed and printed. A rrest Report

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Auxiliary hosting dinnerCypress Hut Eagles Auxiliary will host dinner with various sandwich selections and dessert Wednesday, Aug. 13 starting at 5:30 p.m. For information, contact the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Support group will 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, in 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, County Commission … Districts 2 & 4. Concessions will be available and those sales will bene“ t local students.Enjoy bingo at Moose LodgeOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites you to join them for bingo fun in the lodge Thursday, Aug. 14, at 1 p.m. Lunch will be available for a small fee. Friday, Aug. 15, bingo will start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, WOTM will serve a country fried steak dinner at 5 p.m. Check the lodge bulletin board for special meals on Tuesday and Friday starting at noon. Proceeds will bene“ t Moose charities.VFW offering bingo, karaokeVFW North Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host bingo Friday, Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. Friday, karaoke will be by Lisa from 7 …until 10 p.m. The grill will be open Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. and Saturday from 5 …until 7 p.m. Sunday dinner will be served from 1 until 3 p.m. and will feature salisbury steak. The public is invited.Womens group will meetThe Okeechobee Business Womens Referral Network will meet Friday, Aug. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Beef OBradys, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The lunch meeting is open to women in all “ elds and is an opportunity to spread the word about your business. Bring brochures, ” yers, business cards and an exchange gift and let others know about you. For information, call Raye at 863-467-2557.Town hall meeting scheduledA town hall meeting with Commissioner Bryant Culpepper will be held Friday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 North. The public is invited.Bene“ t set for Levi BoneyA barbecue chicken dinner bene“ t will be held for Levi Boney on Friday, Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. Levi has Scheuermanns Kyphosis disease and is under going spinal fusion surgery. They are raising money to help with medical bills. Tickets are available at Nurse On Call and Tin Fish Restaurant. For information, call Shelley Maggard at 863-697-0193.Mission plans school driveBig Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annual school supplies drive for needy families. Last year we helped many children with their list, but this year the need is even greater. We 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.Call 863-763-5725 or 863-610-1815 for information or drop-off locations.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Sunday night bingo on Aug. 17 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 to bene“ t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Soccer sign-ups are slatedOkeechobee Parks and Recreation will host youth soccer league registration Aug. 18 29 at the Sports Complex, 640 N.W. 27th Lane, MondayFriday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 :30 p.m. The fee is $45 per player. You will need a birth certi“ cate to register. For information, call 863-763-6950. 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.Joseph M. Max Proulx, 86OKEECHOBEE „ Joseph M. MaxŽ Proulx died A ugust 7, 2014 in his home. He was born August 15, 1927 in Westbrook, Maine. He served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Tarawa CV40 w here he was a Sea BeeŽ on board. He helped sponsor a Drum and Bugle Corps in Maine, w here he and his w ife, Polly became known as Dad and Mom to many children. Mr. Proulx came to Okeechobee from Maine in the early 1990s. He was a member of the Elks, Moose Lodge, V.F.W., AmVets and American Legion. Mr. Proulx was preceded in death by his “ rst w ife, Pauline Peasley Proulx and his second wife, Martha Yount. He is survived by two sons, Jonathan and Reggie Proulx; daughter, Wendy Leonard; and many loving family members. Interment will take place in Maine. 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. Pat B. Correa, 63OKEECHOBEE „ Pat B. Correa passed away at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center on August 9, 2014. Pat loved the beach, gardening and going to the Welcome House. Pat said that laughter was the best medicine, she loved to laugh! Mrs. Correa is surv ived by her husband, Julio Correa of Okeechobee and her dog UNO.Ž She also has many nieces and nephews who will miss her dearly. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Services will begin at 3 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory 38833 SE 18th Terrace Okeechobee, Fl. 34974 E D U C A T I O N A L S E M I N A R S Cremation & Burial Luncheon 11AMGolden Corral700 S. Parrott Ave. • Okeechobee Wednesday, August 20Luncheon 11AMLightsey’s Restaurant10435 Hwy 78 West • Okeechobee Thursday, September 4 Call 863-357-7283 to Reserve Your Seat Affordable Traditional Funerals/Military Specials Complimentary LuncheonHOSTED BY SEAWINDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974Presented by: Jim Kiley, Advance Planning Specialist Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News August 13, 2014 Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News New Okeechobee teachers were welcomed with open arms Monday as the Okeechobee First United Methodist Church held a welcome lunch of barbecue chicken and homemade dishes. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy said 35 new teachers were hired by the system this year. After one bite of Okeechobee cuisine, most were glad they chose Okeechobee. He noted there were several products of Okeechobee High School that had returned to the system this year. Other churches will hold welcome lunches this week including the Peace Lutheran Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Okeechobee Episcopal Church. Lunch organizer Jenny En“ nger welcomed the crowd to the event and her church. She said the church supports education and appreciates the work teachers do in Okeechobee. Senior Pastor Bruce Simpson said many of his congregation are educators. He prayed to bless the teachers work this year, We thank you for their gifts and their grace because all of the teachers bring something to education. We thank you for their guidance, their patience and their strength.Ž Simpson said he appreciated all of the employees in the school system. He asked that all the students be guided and protected this year. The teachers were treated to free school supplies and a variety of door prizes that included $10 gift cards. Ms. En“ nger noted the church celebrates their 100th birthday next spring. She invited the group to visit the sanctuary and to worship with them. Sunday School begins at 8:30 a.m. and services begin at 10 a.m. First United Methodist Church welcomes new teachers Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. INTEGRITY. ITS NOT JUST SOMETHING WE CARE ABOUT. ITS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO.Let us do right by you today „ call Emory Walker Company. SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLESEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. RECEIVE UP TO A$1,700REBATE* with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox home comfort system. ORCAC014022 OFFER EXPIRES 8/22/2014. *System rebate offers range from $300 to $1,700. See your local Lennox dealer for details. 2014 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. One offer available per qualifying purchase.(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 General Surgery € Endoscopy € Minimally Invasive Surgery Hours: Monday…Friday 8 a.m.…5 p.m. € Phone: 863-357-0540 € Fax: 863-357-0546 1924 Hwy 441 N. € Okeechobee, FL 34972 Carlos Alejo, M.D. Hablamos espaol Board Certi“ed in General Surgery 7 Okeechobee News A ugust 13, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsRotary donates to the OHS Band The Rotary Club of Okeechobee presented an $800 check (from proceeds from the luau held in June) to the Okeechobee High School band at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 5. The donation was for the purchase of two new band uniforms. To date, the OHS Band Boosters have collected $9,000 of the $60,000 needed for new uniforms. For information or to make a donation, contact OHS. Left to right are Rotary Club treasurer Kristy Crawford, Band Booster president Steve Dobbs and Rotarian Donna Gaiser. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJudy Simpson, teacher at Ace Pre K, accompanied new teacher Paula Daniel (right), from Central Elementary, to the Methodist Church welcome lunch Monday.

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8 Okeechobee News A ugust 13, 2014 Rebecca Boldt Hamilton, PA863.467.1894Rebecca H. BoldtAttorney at LawRichard W. SeymourOf Counsel Frank Buettner 3967 NW 32nd Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Vladimil Cruz 1670 NE 207th St. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Roy P. Garrison 504 NW 16th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 George L. Acevedo 6480 NE 7th Lane Okeechobee, FL 34974 Thomas L. Byars 20736 NW 27th St. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Ronze Cummings 810 NW 12th St. Apt. 2 Okeechobee, FL 34972 Barbara Geddie 1084 NE 15th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 Juan Alcazar 7347 NW 90th Ct. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Jerry Carney 2048 NW 38th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 Michael Daugherty 1439 NW 39th Circle Okeechobee, FL 34972 Rey Gomez 2246 NW 7th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 Eric Aponte 3503 SW 20th St. Okeechobee, FL 34974 Danny L. Alexander Okeechobee County Jail Okeechobee, FL 34972 David Brown 1902 SW 2nd Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34974 Larry G. Clase 2424 SE 30th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 Frank A. Davis 1656 NW 4th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Darryl Gwaltney 9740 U.S. 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 Emilio Aranda 1003 SW 10th St. Okeechobee, FL 34974 Thomas W. Coatney 7655 NE 8th Drive Okeechobee, FL 34972 Curtis A. Demedicis 8951 St Rd. 78 W Lot 30 Okeechobee, FL 34974 James A. Harmison 14725 NW 1st Parkway #7 Okeechobee, FL 34972 Richard Becerra Okeechobee County Jail Okeechobee, FL 34972 Marcel Bates 1124 NE 16th Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Andrew A. Cox 3039 SE 38th Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34974 Steven W. Eubank 3694 NW 15th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 Richard L. Boss 2995 U.S. 411 SE Lot 181 Okeechobee, FL 34974 Lee D. Crowell 3401 SE 34th Ave. Apt 7 Okeechobee, FL 34974 Charles H. Bryant 2025 SE 35th Lane Okeechobee, FL 34974Registered sex offenders in Okeechobee County

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9 Okeechobee News A ugust 13, 2014 Terry T. Moore 905 NE 14th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 Jon F. Raue 1020 NE 342nd Trl Okeechobee, FL 34972 David F. Shef eld 3094 NW 74th Terrace Okeechobee, FL 34972 David MacKenzie 832 US 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 William W. Rhoden 2416 SE 62nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 Ronald M. Smith 2028 SE 32nd Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 Roberto B. Maldonado 1210 NW 39th Circle Okeechobee, FL 34972 Roy A. Roberts 8022 U.S. 441 SE Lot 4 Okeechobee, FL 34974 Williams D. Sparks 2413 NW 5th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Joseph A. Manzi 4395 US 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 Ronald E. Myers 102 SE 8th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 William A. Robertson 1008 NW 6th St. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Ralph Roberts 8565 SE 59th Drive Okeechobee, FL 34974 Kenneth E. Sprigle 2235 NW 32nd Drive Okeechobee, FL 34972 Ernest C. Markel 7428 NW 86th Ct. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Valenti Penedaromero 5817 NE 8th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Mark E. Runner 4619 SE 27th St. Okeechobee, FL 34974 Jayson D. Suarez 3201 SE 33rd Terrace Okeechobee, FL 34974 Keith Marr 2546 SE 27th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 Gary L. Ponds 8190 U.S. 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 Williams D. Suggs 17151 NW 38th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 Ira J. Marshall Transient John P. Pugh 4385 SE 50th Ave Lot 26 Okeechobee, FL 34972 Raymond E. Self 4425 U.S. 441 S. Lot 68 Okeechobee, FL 34974 Hebert C. Martin 2338 SE 38th Trail Okeechobee, FL 34974 Ricky A. Hight 1500 NE 42nd Terrace Okeechobee, FL 34972 Bobby J. Hill 3508 SE 27th St Okeechobee, FL 34974 PERIODIC VISITOR Franklin M. Johnson 1310 SW 5th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 Scott A. Johnstone 7291 SE 8th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 Christopher M. Joles 2194 SE 25th Dr. Okeechobee, FL 34974 Billy R. Kloosterman 2053 Center St. Apt G Okeechobee, FL 34974 Hobert M. Lee 14777 U.S. 441 North Okeechobee, FL 34972 Joseph M. Lee 3856 NW 18th St. Okeechobee. FL 34972 Monico H. Hernandez 401 SW 3rd St. Apt. A Okeechobee, FL 34974 Jeremiah L. Harrison 1770 SW 2nd Way Okeechobee, FL 34974

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10 Okeechobee News A ugust 13, 2014 Historical Retrospective: In celebration of Okeechobee City and the Okeechobee News turning 100 in 2015, every Wednesday from now until July 2015, we will be featuring stories reprinted from a historical Okeechobee News edition. A 10Ž by 1Ž full color sponsor ad will be featured at the bottom of the page. We invite our advertisers to be a part of this special celebration. Please contact our sales staff today at 863.763.3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap.com Phillip C. Whyte 3057 NW 36th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 Ramon Aguilar 30020 NE 17th Terrace Okeechobee, FL 34972 Godfrey Wing eld 4905 NW 27th St. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Carl R. Baker 1536 U.S. 441 SE Lot 32 Okeechobee, FL 34974 Ozzie Washington 1101 NW 7th Ct. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Bobby R. Yates 6678 U.S.441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 Carl Carpenter 6835 SE 88th Trail Okeechobee, FL 34974 Susan Weaver 530 NE 131 Lane Okeechobee, FL 34972 James K. Yates 17925 NW 33th Terrace Okeechobee, FL 34972 Rodney L. Leitner 5269 NW 24th St. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Alvin D. Westberry 10281 NE 2nd Terrace Okeechobee, FL 34972 Ronald B. McGurn 28250 NE 69th Terrace Okeechobee, FL 34972 Adam White 1103 SE 9th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 Stevan E. Suarez 1013 SW Park Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 John D. White 3079 NE 11th Lane Okeechobee, FL 34972 Timothy Tucker 18420 NW 278th St. Okeechobee, FL 34972 William H. White 480 U.S. 441 SE Lot 16 Okeechobee, FL 34974 Fred T. Warren 4242 SE 25th Drive Okeechobee, FL 34974 Joshua Tarvin 818 SE 11th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 Ismael Tijerina 3816 NW 35th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 James R. Tindell 911 SW 15h Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 Eugene Todd 1200 NE 342nd Trail Okeechobee, FL 34972 Richard C. Tucker 18420 NW 278th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Hector Velasquez 2950 NW 47th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 Alejandro Sweat 3753 NW 2nd Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 PREDATORS Website provides information on sex offendersThe Florida Department of Law Enforcement website, http://www.fdle.state. ” .us, lets parents and other Floridians zero in on registered sex offenders and predators who live nearby. The website is updated continually as information is received from law enforcement agencies. A sexual predator is a person who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense as de“ ned in Florida Statute 775.21 (which may include offenses from another jurisdiction) AND has a written court order designating the individual a sexual predator; or a person who is civilly committed under the Florida Jimmy Ryce Sexually Violent Predator Act AND has a written court order designating the individual as a sexual predator. The site gives Floridians the ability to search for sex offenders by name, zip code, county, city or a targeted search area ranging up to “ ve miles. Sexual offenders and sexual predators are required to report any change of address to their local sheriffs of“ ce.

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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 *. Auctions PUBLIC AUCTION FRIDAY, AUGUST 29TH SATURDAY, AUGUST 30TH 11AM BOTH DAYS 1491 WESTERN WAY, LABELLE, FL. 2 tracts of land totaling 58.65 acres custom built home and barn, personal property offered separately ALL PERSONAL PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ABSOLUTE. trucks, tractors, tools, guns, antiques, RV, boat farming equipment, shop equipment, cattle, for complete list go to www. gulfcoastrealtyauctions. com 239-242-7661 ab1389/au415 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 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 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full TimeNeeded 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 5:00. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean u p a breeze! Employment Full Time 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 DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 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 Established SW Florida heavy civil, underground utility and plant contractor has immediate, long term openings for equipment operators, laborers and pipe layers throughout the South Florida area. Come join our highly valued, experienced workforce where safety, quality workmanship and professional growth opportunities form the benchmark of our organization. Send resume to LisaB6484@gmail.com Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeLOWBED DRIVER J.W. Cheatham, LLC has a local job starting soon and is accepting applications for Lowbed Driver. Requires a Class A CDL, Valid Medical Card and acceptable MVR. Must have experience loading and chaining heavy construction equipment i.e. loader, dozer, grader, paver. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To apply, please call 561-471-4100 ext 239 or fax resume to 561-471-8348. Drug Free, EEO, E-Verify MECHANIC J.W. Cheatham, LLC has an immediate opening for a eld mechanic. Must have experience troubing shooting, repairing and performing preventative maintenance on heavy construction equipment i.e. roller, loader, dozer, excavator, etc. Requires vaild drivers license, acceptable MVR and own tools. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Position is located in West Palm Beach, to apply please call 561-471-4100 ext 239 or fax resume to 561-471-8348. Drug Free, EEO, E-Verify When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Okeechobee Commons Apartments Seeking experienced Maintenance Technician for small senior apartment complex. Must have general knowledge of plumbing, electrical, appliance repair, and painting background. Part-time position 20 hours a week. Candidate must pass background check, have reliable transportation and their own tools. Please respond to this ad with resume or letter detailing your work experience. You may also fax to 407-347-1036. This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you chec k with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f your area, use caution. 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. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 11 Okeechobee News A ugust 13, 2014

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Antiques*ANTIQUES* CO-OP ANTIQUES50% OFF THROUGH AUGUST 1214 SW 2ND AVE (BEHIND DAIRY QUEEN) TUES-SAT 10-4, 634-1552 OR 532-9138 FurnitureWooden Bar Stools w/back (2) $60 for pair. Call 863-447-3143 ApartmentsApartments 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. Large, Clean APT in town. 2/2, w/d hook up, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572. NW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $650, $700. 1st, last & $500 security. Shown only 11am-6pm 561-346-1642. Houses Rent3/1 UNFURNISHED WASHER DRYER DISHWASHER TILE FLOORS THRU OUT COMMUNITY POOL/TENNIS COURT 1ST & DEPOSIT. ALSO, 2/1 FURNISHED ON WATER. CALL 863-467-4371. 3BD/1BA ON 1 ACRE IN DIXIE RANCH ACRES. 1ST, LAST & SECURITY $850.00 MONTHLY. NO PETS CALL 863-634-2820 Large, clean, 4bd, 2 story home, 2800sq.ft. under air (built in 2006) 2bath + on suite, double car garage, screened porch, large fenced yard, new appliances, large kitchen. $1250/mo + sec. depCall: (863)467-9250 or (519)746-4844 or dhmcara@hotmail.com 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 Houses RentOKEE/ In town, 2br./2ba. Laundry rm with W/D, Screened porch. Lawn service. Sm. pet OK. Non Smkg. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 security. 941-504-3954 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 RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 FORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond creek, 2BR, 2BA Trailer, $1,600 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 OKEECHOBEE-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 end of year sale!! 3 retirement models MUST go... Save over $26k, homes from the low 60’s, this week only. plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 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 Public NoticeOKEECHOBEE COUNTY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING OWNERSHIP & MANAGEMENT Okeechobee County has acquired and rehabilitated single family residences through an NSP3 grant. One property is offered rst to notfor-pro t entities whose mission includes or would be enhanced by providing affordable rental housing to a low income household. The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners hereby requests proposals from quali ed not-for-pro t entities to acquire and manage the rental property. The affordability period is 15 years. Proposals must be received at the Clerk to the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners Of ce, Room 222, 304 N. W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, by 4:00 p.m. on August 25, 2014. For additional information and instructions, call Deborah Belcher of Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc., NSP3 Administrator for Okeechobee County, at 850-893-0694, e-mail debroumelis@earthlink.net. 466783 ON 8/13/2014 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider amendment of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. A copy of the proposed revision is available in the Superintendent’s Of ce, Room 307, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Amendment of Board Policy 8.25 Procedures to Implement Safe Operations of District-Owned School Buses I. This policy provides guidelines for the safe operation of district school buses and other district vehicles II. The proposed revisions update the policy to re ect current practice. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 316.008, 316.065, 1006.22. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 466644 ON 8/13/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 14-004-SE, submitted by property owner Ms. Peggy M. Ociepka, to allow mechanical and repair services within a Heavy Commercial (CHV) Zoning District, Ref. Code Book Section 90-283(7). The proposed use is for auto repairs. Property is located at 1127 SW Park Street, Legal: Lots 9, 10, 12, 13 and the West 100 feet of Lot 11 and the South 100 feet of Lot 7 of Block 3, Southwest Addition of Okeechobee, Plat Book 2, Page 7 Okeechobee County public records, and is approximately 0.84 acres. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Board 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 dened by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the General Services 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 Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 14-004-SE 466587 ON 8/3,13/2014 Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 14-003-SE, submitted by property owner Ms. Peggy M. Ociepka, to allow wholesale, warehouse not including bulk storage of ammable liquids within a Heavy Commercial (CHV) Zoning District, Ref. Code Book Section 90-283(3). The proposed use is for wholesale warehouse tire sales. Property is located at 1127 SW Park Street, Legal: Lots 9, 10, 12, 13 and the West 100 feet of Lot 11 and the South 100 feet of Lot 7 of Block 3, Southwest Addition of Okeechobee, Plat Book 2, Page 7 Okeechobee County public records, and is approximately 0.84 acres. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Board 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 dened by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the General Services 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 Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 14-003-SE 466586 ON 8/3,13/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 14-005-SE, submitted by Ms. Tammie Henderson, d/b/a Lil School Beneath the Pines, on behalf of property owner CSW 13, LLC, to allow a daycare within a Commercial Professional and Of ce (CPO) Zoning District, Ref. Code Book Section 90-223(1). The proposed use is for a daycare facility. The applicant is a co-purchaser on a pending real estate contract. Property is located at 1811 SW 2nd Avenue, Legal: Lot 7 and the North one-half of Lot 8 of Block 40, and Lots 11 and 12 of Block 35, First Addition to South Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 17 Okeechobee County public records, and is approximately 0.569 acres. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Board 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 dened by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the General Services 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 Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 14-005-SE 466585 ON 8/3,13/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 14-002-SE, submitted by Mr. Muhammad Nooruddin, Manager, on behalf of property owner, A.M.S.A. Holdings, LLC, and EAAAS Holdings, LLC, to allow two Group Homes within a Light Commercial (CLT) Zoning District, Ref. Code Book Section 90-253(16). The proposed use is for one Group Home to be operated as an Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Detoxi cation Facility, and the second one to be operated as a Short-Term Residential, Physical, Occupational Rehabilitation and Therapy Center, in addition to the existing Assisted Living Facility use, with only one of the three uses occupying the site at a time. Property is located at 608 NE 2nd Avenue, Legal: Lots 3 to 6 of Block 78, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5 Okeechobee County public records, and is approximately 0.642 acres. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Board 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 dened by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the General Services 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 Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 14-002-SE 466588 ON 8/3,13/2014 Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE, in compliance with the Consultants’ Competitive Negotiations Act, FS 287-055, desires ARCHITECTURAL/ENGINEERING SERVICES for the design and construction supervision of the following project: INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE (IRSC) Former FAU Buildings Remodel Located at the IRSC Pruitt Campus (St. Lucie West/Port Saint Lucie) Firms desiring to provide Professional Services for the subject project shall submit One (1) original and Five (5) copies of the following information in the order listed: 1. Letter of Interest 2. General Services Administration (GSA) Form SF330 3. Consultant Questionnaire Form -which can be obtained by calling the IRSC Facilities Planning Of ce at 772-462-7360, or preferably by e-mailing your request to: tlynch@irsc.edu and sdonahue@irsc.edu 4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from owners with whom you have had experience in the past three (3) years 5. Copy of rm’s current Florida Professional Registration License 6. If your rm is a corporation, please provide a copy of your current Florida Corporate Charter Submittal documents will be accepted at the Indian River State College Facilities Planning Of ce, Building “S”, Room #233, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596, no later than 12:00 Noon on September 3, 2014. Submittals received after that time/date will not be considered. Scope of services include, but are not limited to, the design and architectural supervision of the remodel of the former FAU Buildings on IRSC’s Pruitt Campus. The subject facility is located at the IRSC Pruitt Campus, 500 N. W. California Boulevard, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986. Please direct inquiries to the IRSC Facilities Planning Of ce by calling 772-462-7360, or by e-mailing tlynch@irsc.edu and sdonahue@irsc.edu. Thank you for your interest in our projects. 466618 ON 8/6,13,20/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CA-057 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, VS.MICHAEL P. LEPPERT, SR; ROBERTA LEPPERT; MICHAEL P. LEPPERT, JR.; TERESA M. LEPPERT; CITIFINANCIAL AUTO CREDIT, INC. F/K/A AUTO ONE ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 16, 2014, and entered in 2013-CA-057 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL P. LEPPERT, SR; ROBERTA LEPPERT; MICHAEL P. LEPPERT, JR.; TERESA M. LEPPERT; CITIFINANCIAL AUTO CREDIT, INC. F/K/A AUTO ONE ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendant(s). Sharon Robertson as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Fl., Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 AM, on September 03, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 AND 16, BLOCK 31, FIRST ADDITION TO PINEWOOD HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 46, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 17th day of July, 2014. Sharon Robertson As Clerk of the Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANTIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pouou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 466447 ON 8/6,13/2014 Public Notice School Board Workshop The Okeechobee County School Board will meet in workshop session at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014, to address Strategic Planning for the District for 2014-15. The workshop will be held in Room 303 of the School Board Administration Building, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. The workshop is open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools466677 ON 8/13/2014 12 Okeechobee News August 13, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 472012CA000223CAAXMX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, NA., AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST 2006-1, Plaintiff, VS. GARY A LEE; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on October 28, 2013, in Civil Case No. 472012CA000223CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST 2006-1 is the Plaintiff, and GARY A LEE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are Defendants. The clerk of the court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 AM on SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 in the Jury Assembly Room on the 2nd oor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 30, UNIT NUMBER 2, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on July 24, 2014. Sharon Robertson CLERK OF THE COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Aldridge I Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 1615 S. Congress Ave, Suite 200 Delray Beach, FL 33445 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965. IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 466490 ON 8/6,13/2014

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Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013-CA-000276 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ANTONIO ARROYO, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 24, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013-CA-000276, of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC (hereafter “Plaintiff ), is Plaintiff and ANTONIO ARROYO; YOLANDA MUNGARAY; STATE OF FLORIDA; NORMA L. SANDOVAL; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center; 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, at 11:00 a.m., on the 10th day of September, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5N, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCING AT THE QUARTER (1/4) SECTION CORNER ON THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST; RUN THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF (1/2) OF SAID SECTION 18, FOR A DISTANCE OF 533.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 594.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF (1/2) OF SAID SECTION 18, FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGRESS 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF (1/2) OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 24th day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Finn, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deer eld Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954) 571-2031 Fax (954) 571-2033 Pleadings@vanlaw .com Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. 466493 ON 8/13,20/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 472010CA000086CAXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. RAYMUNDO MEDRANO; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RAYMUNDO MEDRANO, N/K/A LUCIA MEDRANO Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiff’s Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated July 23, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 472010CA000086CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 3rd day of September, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, BLOCK 51, BASSWOOD, INC. UNIT NO. 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772)807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis saa ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated at OKEECHOBEE, Florida this 24th day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK 466491 ON 8/6,13/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2012-CA-000464 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. VIANEY CARDENAS; PERFECTO BALTAZAR; YASMIN CARDENAS; SERGIO PENA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 28, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 47-2012CA-000464 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 3rd day of September, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, BLOCK 15, A PLAT OF UNIT NUMBER 2 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772)807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis saa ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. Dated at OKEECHOBEE, Florida this 30th day of May, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK 465713 ON 08/6,13/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-CP122 In re: Estate of EDITH T. JOINER, a/k/a EDITH JOINER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDITH T. JOINER, a/k/a EDITH JOINER, deceased, whose date of death was June 26, 2014, and whose social security number is xxxxx-8600, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this notice is August 6 2014. Personal Representative: Phyllis C. Walker 5877 S.E. 30th Parkway Okeechobee, Florida 3494 Attorney for Personal Representative: CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P.0. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Telephone: (863) 763-3825 Primary E-Mail Address: tconely@conelyandconely.com Secondary 1 E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandconely.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address: service@conelyandconely.com By Tom Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 466613 ON 8/6,13/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 1400002 1CPMXAX IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT J. DANIEL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT J. DANIEL, deceased, whose date of death is May 23, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Glades County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Avenue J, P.O. Box 100, Moore Haven, FL 33471. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must le their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is August 6, 2014. Personal Representative: Jessie Daniel 1176 Maple Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: David A. Gart Florida Bar No. 272337 SHUTTS & BOWEN LLP 525 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Email 1: dgart@shutts.com Email 2: jrenninger@shutts.com Telephone: 561-835-8500 WPBDOCS 8487634 1 46662 ON 8/6,13/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2014-CA-000106 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR BANC OF AMERICA ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-6, Plaintiff, VS. GARY FRAZIER, AS CO-TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT KNOWN AS THE MARILYN J. FRAZIER REVOCABLE TRUST; KAREN KENNEDY, AS CO-TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT KNOWN AS THE MARILYN J. FRAZIER REVOCABLE TRUST; MARILYN J. FRAZIER AKA MARILYN FRAZIER; THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE MARILYN J. FRAZIER REVOCABLE TRUST; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE MARILYN J. FRAZIER REVOCABLE TRUST Whose residence(s) is/are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within 30 days from rst publicaiton, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: LOT 7, LESS THAT PORTION CONVEYED TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 96, PAGE 823, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND ALL OF LOTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK 4, SOUTH OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND A COPY OF SAID PLAT BEING RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 12 AND PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS THE SOUTH 15’ OF LOT 9, BLOCK 4, OF SOUTH OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT, THEREIN RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 7, PUNLIC RECORD, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 310, PAGE 968 If you fail to le your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at OKEECHOBEE County this 31st day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 466619 ON 8/6,13/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR COUNTY OKEECHOBEE CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000298 BANK OF AMERICA N.A., Plaintiff, vs. LUDWELL O’QUINN et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE ESTATE OF LUDWELL O’QUINN A/K/A LUDWELL ELDRED O’QUINN, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 16 OF THE PLAT OF SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 69, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on McCalla Raymer, LLC, Nicholas J. Youtz, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 225 East Robinson Street, Suite 660, Orlando, FL 32801 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the Okeechobee News and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 31st day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Court BY: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 660 Orlando, FL 32801 Phone: (407) 674-1850Email:MRService@mccallaraymer.com 466620 ON 8/6,13/2014 Public Notice 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 13, 2014 Collective Bargaining The Okeechobee County School Board and the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 will meet to continue negotiation of 2014-2017 personnel contracts at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014, in Room 303 of the School Board Administration Building at 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Bargaining sessions are open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 466763 ON 8/13/2014 CALL 511 TOLL FREE FOLLOW FL511 ON TWITTER VISIT FL511.COM FLORIDA 511 FREE APPS A toll-free resource of the Florida Department of Transportation (standard mobile phone minutes, text message and data charges may apply) TRAFFIC INFO ALL THE TIME Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean u p a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in t h e c l ass ifi eds READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.

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BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY ADVERTISE HERE FURNITURE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS 863-763-67427/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS208 SW 5thAve. € OkeechobeeEMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & RefrigerationCAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years! 763-8391CACO 23499€24/7 Emergency Service€Senior Citizen Discount€ FREE Estimates on System Replacements. We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!Ž HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD HoskinsTurco.com 212 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee357-5800 Local donations helping Local peopleA ministry with a heart for the hurtingFREE PICKUPOkeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave, Okeechobee, FL863-763-4224www.faithfarm.orgAccepting donations of household goods. Elliotts Pawn Shop419 W.S. Park St. € 863.763-5553W e B u y S c r a p G o l d S i l v e r a n d C o i n s Rebecca Boldt Hamilton, P.A. REBECCA H. BOLDT, Esq. RICHARD W. SEYMOUR, Esq. 863-467-1894 An Aordable Way to Advertise! email: okeeadsales@newszap.com 14 Okeechobee News August 13, 2014 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 A rather long time 5 Be of use to 10 Greenside golf shot 14 Kauai cookout 15 Alabama civil rights city 16 Titled nobleman 17 Baby book milestones 19 Baghdads country 20 Even if, briefly 21 Prepares, as a violin bow 23 Backup players backup 27 Dusk-dawn link 28 Steeped brew 29 Low mil. rank 31 Commotions 35 Actor Kilmer 37 Road Runner chaser __ Coyote 39 Hersheys chocolate-andpeanut-butter products 43 Prepare beans, Mexican-style 44 Square dance lass 45 Island in a computer game 46 NHL tiebreakers 47 Zadora of HairsprayŽ 50 Wait a __!Ž 52 Bliss 58 Fill with bubbles 59 Purple flower 61 Cold War country: Abbr. 63 Penultimate bowling game division 66 Hired hood 67 Baseball bobble 68 Sport __: family cars 69 Sharpen 70 Steed stoppers 71 Spanish muralist Jos Mara DOWN 1 __ Romeo: Italian sports car 2 Feeling of remorse 3 Target in alienattack films 4 Japanese fish dish 5 Long-eared beast 6 Doggie doc 7 On the ball 8 Non-domestic beer, e.g. 9 Film collie 10 Hang on (to) 11 Boisterous behavior 12 Savings option, briefly 13 ASAP kin 18 Lawsuit basis 22 Amazed 24 Distinguished soprano, say 25 Pole or Croat 26 Campground users, briefly 30 Drivers license prerequisite 31 Frizzy do 32 Loses on purpose? 33 Summer, at ski resorts 34 Orchestra sect. 36 Chair support 38 Tech co. known as Big Blue 40 All keyed up 41 Poet Ogden 42 Peter Fonda title role 48 More absurd 49 Clothes 51 Young cow 53 Sci-fi pioneer Jules 54 Artist Rousseau 55 Computer invader 56 Tickle pink 57 Snitch, when identifying the bad guys 60 __ la vie!Ž 61 That smells disgusting!Ž 62 Jack of Barney MillerŽ 64 Freight measure65 Baseball roundtrippers: Abbr. By Bruce Venzke and Gail Grabowski (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 06/02/14 06/02/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!

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15 Okeechobee News A ugust 13, 2014 T.W. Conely, who is Judge of the Juvenile Court in Okeechobee County, is concerned with conditions in the town which result in the unsocial conduct on the part of its young people, and gave the Rotarians a report on the situation and recommendations for its amelioration, which should be brought to the attention of every person in the county. The following is a digest of Judge Conely’s paper read before the Rotary Club at their Tuesday meeting. “Juvenile Delinquency is on the increase in every state of the Union the war has caused much of this increase and lack of recreation facilities has caused a large increase. The conditions in Okeechobee are not good–Juvenile Delinquency is causing me much concern. WHAT can we do to avoid increase in Juvenile Delinquency? What can we do to give our young p eople wholesome, clean recreation? Judge Conely stated that the City Council had instructed him to prepare an amendment to the existing curfew ordinance, raising the age limit which it affects from 16 to 20, since it is found that children of tender years are frequenting cafes and such places in town until after midnight, some drinking but many simply loa ng around with no just reason for being on the streets at such hours. This was the rst event which decided Judge Conely to start a campaign for relief of a distressing situation. The second event was the recent investigation by the U.S. Probation of ce of the opening of post ofce boxes by children and theft therefrom of mail. It was this Probation Of cer who suggested that one solution might be proper recreation facilities in the city parks, since it has been proven that when children have properly supervised play, there is a decline in delinquency among them. To quote again directly from Judge Conely’s rep ort: “The Family is the basic primary group, and the most essential unit, of society. In it lie tremendous forces which determine the behavior of youth. It is more dif cult to measure the in uence of the family on juvenile delinquency today because the family is undergoing a transition period. The home was once the sole training school of the child, but now it shares this responsibility with public schools, clubs and many other organizations. The child’s development now depends largely upon these outside in uences. “I turn next to the Playgroup. The child’s rst p laymates who live within a short distance of his home, friends of the family, religious and social associates — these exert a tremendous in uence upon him, in his use of language, his methods of play, his favorite games, and most of all, his attitudes towards others. And let me say right here that the child’s contacts within the Playgroup, or gang, mark the beginnings in many cases of this career of delinquency. Undirected recreational groups often become the chief source from which the children gain familiarity with delinquent practices.” Judge Conely cited reasons for the decline of the home in uence upon the child — working mothers, careless mothers whose outside interests keep them away from the home and the children during most of their waking hours, and parents whose control over children has been lost. These conditions make it very easy for the children to be led into unwholesome playgroup activities. Quoting again: “Play is one of the most important spiritual forces in the world. As the labor day and week are shortened, the play life of the adult as well as the child will have to be taken care of, or else the urgent demand for more penal institutions will increase many fold. “Recreation at its best prohibits delinquency by providing healthful activities, developing social relationships and furnishing ideals of success based on EFFORT rather than chance. The rules of the game are an excellent introduction to more complex rules which we call LAW.” Having established the reasons for Juvenile Delinquency, Judge Conely went on to suggest important ways to combat its increase in Okeechobee. He recommended that as many of the city parks as might be needed for the purpose be given over to playground activity, with such equipment as might be useful and enjoyable, and most important with a TRAINED supervisor of recreation on hand to plan and direct the children’s play. He suggested that the adults also be considered in this development of a recreation center. Funds for this project, he said, could be obtained, in his opinion. The Rotary Club, all other organizations, and the citizens of the community were urged by Judge Conely to be behind the city of cials, give them support and cooperation, and make a reality of this fundamentally important project. “In conclusion,” the report ends, “Let me point out this fact: That Juvenile Delinquency is a product of the community and must be faced squarely. The boy or girl who has to use the streets for play is no more unsocial than the community which DECLINES to furnish the children with wholesome means of selfexpression. No community that ignores the duties to the children should blame youth for shortcomings that might have been easily prevented.” The basic truth of Judge Conely’s report cannot be denied, nor ignored. If funds can be obtained, and the of cials and citizens of the town do not immediately take steps to secure supervised and properly equipped play grounds, the delinquency of Okeechobee youth will be on their own hands. As a post-war project, nothing could be of greater or more immediate importance. From the pages of the Okeechobee News, Friday, Aug. 17, 1945Judge Conely Says Children In This Area Need Supervised Recreation To Prevent Delinquency In The Future Okeechobee News: Celebrating our Centennial! Okeechobee News: Celebrating our Centennial! Gilberts Parrott Tire & Appliance 32nd anniversary celebration was highly successful by the large crowds that attended the 3-day event on June 2, 3 & 5th. Many free prizes were given away during the celebration to holders of lucky keys that opened a giant black treasure chest. Free balloons, spoon holders and Pepsis were available to one and all. Registration was also open to everyone for many Grand Prizes plus numerous other prizes donated by local and out-of-town merchants and businessmen. Drawing for all prizes was held at 5:30 p.m. on June 5, but graduation exercises and rain, thunder and lightning greatly reduced the large attendance that had been anticipated. However, spirits were high as Mr. Gilbert Culbreth introduced many of the people responsible for making his anniversary such a success, following which the drawing was held. The following is a complete list of all prize winners and the gifts they received, or will receive if they just stop by Parrott Tire & Appliance to claim them: Bonita Carver -Frigidaire washer, N.E. Nix -Amana Freezer, Nettie Sartin -Maytag dryer, Charles Theo Jones -set of 4 new Goodyear tires, Charles Barnett -Mastercut lawnmower, Jerry Rivenbark -Jerrold color antenna, Robert Fralix -2 recap tires, Kenny Williams -20,000 Plaid Stamps, H.M. Hancock -10,000 Plaid Stamps, J.W. Zipperer -10,000 Plaid Stamps, Donna Prescott -Dominion hair dryer, Lillian Johns -Bennies Auto Supply $15,00 trade certi“ cate, Euphamae Hare -non-electric vacuum cleaner, Mary Hare -outboard control box, Rowena Parkerson -antique spray kit, Mattie Wyatt -attache case, John Williams -set of 16 glasses, Paul McGee -5 gallon gas can, Thomas Whitley -tool set, Gordon Grif“ s -pen & pencil set, and Lee Futch -pen & pencil set. From the pages of the Okeechobee News, June 8, 1967Prize Winners in Gilbert’s Anniversary Party Special to the Okeechobee news/ Tommy MarkhamLooking back ...This photo of the 1965 Cowbelles Beef Round Up includes Nadine Cherry, Faye Norman, Claudette Norman and Dahlis Greenberger. Do you have an old photo to share? Email it to okeenews@newszap.com.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Wildcats got their “ rst taste of the Tri County Youth Football league Saturday as they hosted teams from Indiantown, Belle Glade, Fort Pierce, and Pahokee in a jamboree. The Wildcats will “ eld three teams this year, a 7-8-year-old team, a 9-10-year-old team,and an 11-12-year-old team. Saturdays jamboree was hosted by the Wildcats at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. The 7-8-year-old squad battled neck and neck with Pahokee, with each team getting 12 offensive plays apiece. At the end of the battle, Okeechobee and Pahokee tied 6-6, each scoring one touchdown. Okeechobees came on a 35-yard run by Kenyon Gardner. Gardner had 40 yards rushing and two tackles for loss to lead Okeechobee. Aiden Garcia also had a strong jamboree with a 10-yard run and a 6-yard pass reception. He added several tackles. William Speak had a strong game on defense with a tackle for loss and two fumble recoveries. Leo Eduard added a 12-yard run for Okeechobee. The 9-10-year-old team battled hard with just nine players on the “ eld before they fell to Pahokee 12-0. Pahokee scored on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Sylvanus Wiley to Caleb Hughes and on a short touchdown run by Xavious Boswell to cap a long drive. Okeechobee had trouble with “ ve off side penalties. Leon Edwards made several nice tackles and added a fumble recovery for Okeechobee. Michael Cruz had an interception for Okeechobee. The offense could not get untracked, however, as they were held to negative rushing yards by Pahokee. Okeechobee Wildcats play in jamboree Coupons r eady? Lets do this. Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee• Fly Control Mineral • Fly Blocks • Fly Spray • Fly Bait • Pour-ons • Fly Bags Your Fly Control Center 16 Okeechobee News August 13, 2014 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLeon Edwards runs hard to the sideline for the Okeechobee Rams during Saturdays jamboree grid contest against Pahokee. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAiden Garcia (82 in blue) runs for a big gain for Okeechobee in their game against Pahokee Saturday.