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August 27, 2014 50¢ plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 103 14.49 feetLast Year: 15.56 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. IRSC expands vocational training ... Page 8 Man shoots dogs as they attack neighbor ...Page 7 OHS football team wins ... Page 3 Special to the Okeechobee News After 20 days of battling wild“ res in Oregon, Florida Forest Service Ranger Seth Waugh returned home Thursday, Aug. 14, on a U.S. Forest Service Airplane. Ranger Waugh was a member of an elite 20-person type-two iniWildland “ re“ ghter battles Oregon blaze Special to the Okeechobee NewsFire“ ghters (left to right) Jeremy Joseph, Seth Waugh, Frankie Garcia, Allen Loadholtz, Bobby Fisher and Kurt Skelly were among those “ ghting wild“ res in Oregon. Okeechobee County voters chose Terry Burroughs, Bryant Culpepper and Joe Arnold in local elections in the primary, held Tuesday, Aug. 26. In the Okeechobee County Commission District 2 race incumbent Commissioner Culpepper received 51.69 percent of the votes to beat challenger Bobby Bennett. In the county commission District 4 race Republican primary, Terry Burroughs took 58.14 percent of the vote to beat incumbent Joey Hoover. Mr. Burroughs will face Democrat Thomas TommyŽ Clay in the Nov. 4 general election. In the school board district 1 race, incumbent Joe Arnold took 64.42 percent of the votes to defeat challenger Cheryl Kirton. The school board district 3 and 5 races only had one candidate each, and so Dixie Ball will represent district 3 and Jill Burroughs, Culpepper, Arnold win Sheriff says cutting law enforcement budget would cost 20-25 jobsBy Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The cost of providing emergency services will be an important topic of discussion at the Thursday, Aug. 28, meeting of the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners. The other county departments and constitutional of“ cers have already discussed their budgets with the commissioners. The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) law enforcement budget is the last, and largest, budget item to consider. The agenda includes discussion of EMS and “ re protection assessments as well as the sheriffs law enforcement budget and a resolution regarding funding of the county jail. Commissioners will consider a resolution that would allow them to use money from the Land“ ll Trust Fund to fund the county jail if the corrections portion of the adopted “ scal year (FY) 2014/15 budget is less than $5,577,146 -the amount the sheriff asked to run the jail. The Land“ ll Trust Fund currently contains about $6.5 million. It is already below the $8 million minimum set by the county and it requires a super-majority vote of the county commission to use that money. The county and the sheriff are currently at odds in regard to who is responsible for running the jail. Sheriff Paul May claims the State Constitution does not require him Sheriffs budget on county agenda S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level Clrng Or Cti! See VOTE „ Page 5 If you go ...WHAT: Okeechobee County Commission meeting WHEN: 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 WHERE: Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse 304 N.W. Second St. ONLINE LIVE : www.co.okeechobee.” .us/See BUDGET „ Page 5 See FIRE „ Page 5 Terry Burroughs Byrant Culpepper Joe Arnold Stories from the past ... Page 9

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Today: Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 92F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy skies. Low 73F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Mostly sunny skies during the morning hours. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 92F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Thursday Night: Scattered thunderstorms during the evening, then partl y cloudy overnight. Low 74F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Friday: Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 92F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Friday Night: Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy skies overnight. Low near 75F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Saturday: Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 91F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Saturday Night: Scattered thunderstorms during the evening, then becoming clear overnight. Low 74F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 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. 2 Okeechobee News August 27, 2014 Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County news The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County along with owners Beth and Brian White of Create & Decorate will hold a Grand Opening on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 9:30 a.m. Create & Decorate is located at 609 S.W. Park Street. The next Chamber of Commerce Netw orking breakfastŽ will be held on Sept. 9, at Applebees Okeechobee. The Chamber of Commerce Concealed W eapon 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 w ill take place on Saturday, Sept. 20. You w ill 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 next Chamber of Commerce Business after HoursŽ will be on Sept. 30, at Beef O Bradys. Fee: $5 for members/$10 for non-members Mark your calendars for The Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Luncheon on Oct. 16, at 11:45 a.m. This will be the Inaugural Presentation of the Business of the Year Awards!!! Chamber Ambassador Program, The 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, the 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, raise awareness of your business or organization, give back to your community. Each year, the program accepts up to 10 individuals to serve as ambassadors for the following calendar year. If you are accepted into the program, you will receive training on the skills and responsibilities necessary to succeed in the program. Getting involved with the Ambassador Program is one of the “ rst steps you can take to become more involved with the chamber. Contact: Mariah Parriott, administration 863-467-6246 info@okeechobeebusiness.com Chamber of Commerce News Special to the Okeechobee News On Tuesday, Aug. 12, Main Street greeted over 75 members, visitors, friends and community partners to the Okeechobee Tin Fish. The Tin Fish restaurant is located at 301 N. Parrott Ave. The Fish was packed with a happy hungry crowd. Main Street President Maureen Burroughs w elcomed the mixer guests and introduced J oe Melluso, owner. Mr. Melluso spoke tirelessly about the bene“ ts of a Main Street community and is eager to see more support from Okeechobee residents and businesses in becoming a part of this organization. Mr. Melluso introduced his busy staff who were there in mass numbers to ensure that all patrons were taken care of. While the attendees continued to enjoy Tin Fishs hospitality, Main Street took the ” oor. Newest members Domers, Molly Curley and Your Inner Space were introduced. Main Street showed the proof of the new banners which will be coming to our downtown very shortly through a generous donation from Regions bank. Main Street will also host a fun fundraiser which the grand prize will be a Regions beach cruiser. Main Street representatives will attend a State conference in September, where they will receive awards from the Florida Main Street Secretary of State. The Labor Day Celebration Festival will be Aug. 30 … Sept. 1, 2014. The festival will be in the downtown Flagler Park and will include food, music, arts and crafts and more. The Okeechobee Cattlemens Association will hold the Floridas Cowtown Rodeo on Sunday and Monday beginning at 2 p.m. On, Monday, Labor Day, the BRAT Club will sponsor the parade. A quick reminder was also given that the new “ scal year is approaching and Main Street is looking forward to a new year with increased membership. Please keep an eye on social media and your email for invoices and more information on our events, memberships and projects. Main Street would like to invite both members and non members to participate in a committee to support the Main Street organization. To “ nd out more about the committees, call Sharie at 863-357-6246 or visit online at www.okeechobeemainstreet.org. Okeechobee Main Streets next mixer will be Sept. 23 at Applebees Okeechobee, 1210 U.S. 70 E. Please bring family, friends and coworkers for a great night of food, drink and company. Business members dont forget to bring great door prizes. The mixer will begin at 5 p.m. The public is welcome to attend any o f the mixers. Mega 50/50 tickets will still be available. Tin Fish Restaurant hosts Main Street mixer Special to the Okeechobee NewsAttending the August mixer were: (left to right) John Gurney, Maureen Burroughs, Joe Melluso, Hannah Gardner, Krissy Rodgers, Courtney Hicks, Sharie Turgeon, Angie Grif“ n, Bridgette Waldau, Terry Burroughs, Frank DeCarlo and Mark Bragel. Okeechobee Forecast

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Jajuan Cherry and Lamar Williams each had two touchdowns in their “ rst high school games to lead Okeechobee to an impressive 47-0 victory over Lake Placid in the exhibition kickoff classic held Friday at Brahman Stadium. The Okeechobee offense grinded out 309 y ards on the ground while the defense held the Green Dragons to just 41 yards rushing in the contest. Cherry scored on a 53-yard swing pass in the “ rst quarter and added a 13-yard run in the third quarter. Williams scored on an eight yard run in the “ rst quarter and a 47y ard run in the second quarter. Another freshman Jarrett Mills kicked “ eld goals of 28 and 36 yards in his “ rst varsity game. The other scores came from linebacker Devion Wigfall who picked up a fumble and returned it 32 yards for a score in the second quarter and Juanyae Ford who rushed for a 7-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Brahman coach Chris Branham said he w as pleased his team played an entire game w ith enthusiasm. In the past weve been able to maintain spurts of great play. Nothing great is accomplished without enthusiasm and the kids “ nished the game tonight,Ž he said. Branham praised his seniors for showing leadership on the “ eld and noted he is extremely excited about the possibilities this season. Our fans should be excited about what has taken place on the football “ eld. If we keep their attention and keep them focused, we have a very strong football team. They are young, and right on the edge, but they must stick together and follow the leadership of our seniors,Ž he added. Branham also stated all 33 players on the roster contributed in the game. Cherry said he didnt have any doubt he could continue to play strong football at the high school level after a great youth football career. I was nervous but I knew it was my time to show the ability God gave me. I wasnt nervous or scared. I was kind of in the middle. I didnt want to do bad or do anything wrong so I just went out there and did my best and you can see the outcome,Ž he said. Cherry set the tone for the game with the long touchdown reception. He praised wide receiver Zeke Matthews for an excellent block down“ eld. Zeke blocked well and I saw it was time to turn it up, went into second gear and I was gone,Ž he said. Williams also didnt play like a freshman as he looked right at home running the ball up the middle. He praised his offensive line and his pulling guard for opening holes. Quarterback Brandon Shockley ran the offense well as they had just one turnover. He noted the team has practiced hard and kind of anticipated a big win. I felt we did pretty well. Everybody did well, as a whole, but we play Glades Day next week and we must sharpen things up a bit. We have to be perfect so we can have the same outcome,Ž he said. Lake Placid was held to only 2 yards in offense in the “ rst half as Okeechobee took a 33-0 lead into the locker room. Game notesWilliams rushed for 113 yards, Cherry 68 yards, Ford 61 yards and Drayton Billie 67 yards in a very balanced offensive attack. Williams also recovered an onside kick. John Lowder had an interception for Lake Placid. He returned it for 29 yards. Chris Epps had an interception and a 21-yard return for OHS. Caleb Smith had a quarterback sac k for the Brahmans. Wigfall had a tackle in the back“ eld for OHS. Andrew Wine recovered a fumble for the Brahman defense. Brahmans shut out Green Dragons, 47-0 BOGO For It!Go “nd Buy One Get One Free savings all over the store. Check our ads for new deals every week. publix.com/save 3 Okeechobee News A ugust 27, 2014 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJarrett Mills lines up for a “ eld goal against Lake Placid as Jacob Emmick holds the snap Friday night.

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Old buildings lost€ Be the change you want to see! Pick a b uilding. Start a 501(c)3. Raise funds to acquire, renovate, etc, and then lease out, use, or donate the space. Simultaneously, work for historic designation for the building. That will make it much harder to knock down in the future.Bullying€ Every parent and every teacher should b e involved in stopping the bullying in the s chools. It goes on every year and it should not be ignored or accepted. It is up to the adults to put an end to it.Quotes to ponderWith all the kindness I can muster, I give t his one piece of advice to the next pop star w ho is asked to sing the National Anthem at a sporting event: save the vocal gymnastics and the physical gyrations for your concerts. J ust sing this song the way you were taught to s ing it in kindergarten „ straight up, no styling. Sing it with the constant awareness that there are soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines watching you from bases and outposts all over the world. Dont make them cringe with your self-centered ego grati“ cation. Sing it as if you are standing before a row of 86-year-old WWII vets wearing their Purple Hearts, Silver Stars and ” ag pins on their cardigans and you want them to be proud of you for honoring them and the country they love „ not because you want them to think you are a superstar musician. They could see that from the costumes, the make up and the entourages. Sing The Star Spangled BannerŽ with the courtesy and humility that tells the audience that it is about America, not you.Ž Mark CoralloNothing to do?€ I keep hearing people complain that there is nothing to do around here for kids. I wonder if I live in a different town? My kids are always busy with school sports, school clubs, 4-H clubs, rec league sports and church events. Were lucky if the family has time to go “ shing or to the beach once a month.Dogs loose€ Dogs running loose is still a big problem in neighborhoods all over the county. Pet owners, contain your dogs at home. It is your responsibility to keep them on your property. If the dog is in the street and is hit by a car, the person at fault is the dogs owner. If your dog is always escaping, maybe that is not the right dog for you. Or maybe you should be a little nicer so the dog wont want to run away. Labor Day Parade of the early 1960sIn the early 1960s, my husband and I took our children into our country cow town, to see a Labor Day parade. Upon our arrival we parked the car on a side street so the children could see the excitement from our vehicle. Two of the three sat on the hood with their dad standing close by. Small American ” ags were held in their tight little “ sts. I sat inside with the newest baby. I didnt mind, I was still bonding with the newest family member. This vantage point was not quite as good as the one my husband and other two kids had, but I was happy. Right away we heard the Chobee Marching band, which had only been in existence a little over a decade. So many memories came to me, as I recall previous classmates which had been band members. The bands of the 1960s were as inspirational as the “ rst founded ones. They marched briskly to the patriotic music they played. This proud musical group always led the parade as they did not want to side-step the horse manure. Their white canvas shoes needed to be clean, always. Then here came the horses! Usually the president of the local Cattlemens Association was the “ rst of the horses part of the parade. he carried the American ” ag. Everyone who could, stood, took off their hats and placed their right hand over their hearts as the ” ag passed. It was our small childrens “ rst time to see the reverence given to our symbol of freedom. Some of the rodeo-to-be participants rode their horses, as well as young cow hands. Toddlers were seen sitting in the front of the saddle, holding onto the saddle horn, while dad or a trusty cow-hand rode in the saddle behind. In perhaps a half-hour it was all over for a year „ we did not have many festivities to celebrate. After the parade wed drive back to the ranch, eat a light lunch, and take a short nap and drive to the Rodeo, at the arena, north of town on 441. We could sit on the old wooden bleachers in the sun or park our cars near the fence and again position ourselves on the hood. The small crowd of ticket holders were serious concerning their view of man versus the untamed livestock. I remember Coca-Cola as being the drink of choice at the rodeo, except for perhaps a pint of whiskey for some of the rowdy riders. We brought our own snacks of juice and crackers, for the kidos. Seeing friends and extended family, which we had not seen in a while, gave us a good feeling as we exchanged lively chit-chat during the breaks of rodeo. There seemed to b e more time outs than at football games, du e to the unruly livestock. We listened to th e announcer, over the loud speaker telling o f the timed events as we strained our eyes to see exactly what happened in the dry dust y arena. There was not a set time for this special sport to end, but the bull riding was th e last event to occur. It was always scary fo r me to see these ferocious animals trying to buck a half-looped cowboy off their backs. I thought the bull always won, with the riders limping away. But some of the young men could ride the eight seconds and win a larg e monetary prize. Arriving home we had our chores, m y husband would take the two oldest children out to feed and water the motherless dobi e calves. The children helped as best the y could for their ages and these animals wer e theirs and when sold, went into a special account for college. I took the baby inside and prepared supper for us. Then it was bath and bed time. Our day was another memory to stor e away, as we always felt an appreciation fo r our little town putting forth an effort to celebrate Labor Day. Betty Chandler WilliamsonEditor,I must tell all of you my ” y story. This ” y was in my house for three days. Every time I sat down, he was darting in front of me. Th e second day, I tried to kill him with a folded newspaper. Finally, I thought I hit him. H e fell on the ” oor, so I got a paper towel and picked him up. It wasnt the ” y „ it was a watermelon seed! Yesterday, Deputy Rodney Rucks brough t some shirts for me to sew his patches on. I told him the ” y story. Today he brought me a Bug Zapper. I thought, what a good guy he is! I later killed the ” y with bug spray. Thanks, Rodney. Frankie Russell August 27, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independent’s mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community’s deliberation of public issues.Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Letters to the editor Domer was voice of conservative reasonA friend was laid to rest Friday. I came to know Ray Domer because, as a newspaper reporter, I covered his work as an elected of“ cial. As we became more acquainted I was honored to count him as a friend. He had the ability to talk to anyone and make them feel at ease. He always had time to talk to me. We had many conversations together and it wasnt always about politics. Its with fond memory that I recall the time he showed me around his place of business. He enjoyed showing me the workings of the oldest family run business in Okeechobee. On another occasion he talked with me about his grandfathers founding of the business as I was working on a story about the history of Domers. Another time he showed me some of the cattle branding irons manufactured over the years by Domers as part of a newspaper article on local cattle brands. As a commissioner, he was a man who stood by his convictions, even if they were unpopular and cost him votes. Many times he cast a minority vote. I recall one time another commissioner said, As bad as I hate to, I have to agree with Ray on this one.Ž He was the voice of conservative reason. Above all Ray trusted in God. His actions as an elected of“ cial, a business and civic leader and a family man were all based on his relationship with Jesus Christ. He had the right priorities in his life. Rays death came totally unexpected. But one thing is certain, he was ready to meet his Maker. That should be a lesson to all of us. We never know when our life will end, so we should always be ready. Our prayers are with Cindy and the family. Pete Gawda

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5 Okeechobee News A ugust 27, 2014 to be responsible for the jail, and if the county fails to fund jail operations to the level he feels is safe, he will give that responsibility back to the county commissioners. While in some Florida counties the sheriff does not run the jail, local commissioners have questioned if the sheriff can refuse to continue to run it. There is no precedent in state law so the question will go before a judge. The county has “ led a Motion for Temporary Injunction, requesting a court order requiring the sheriff to continue to serve as the chief correctional of“ cer of the county and continue to operate the Okeechobee County J ail as he has done for the past 10 years. For the 2014/15 “ scal year, the sheriff requested a total budget of $14.8 million -including $5,577,146 for the jail operations. County staff proposed funding levels v arying from tax millage at the maximum allowed by the state „ 10 mills „ to keeping the tax at 8.5470 mills. Due to a slight drop in total property values in the county, keeping the millage at the current rate would bring in less money. One mill equals $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of property value. At 10 mills, the county property taxes would bring in $14,540,254. County staff has recommended the board consider six options for the millage rate. € Option #1 : At 9.6 mills, the taxes w ould bring in $14,000,084. This would prov ide funding needed for the General Fund budget without a reduction in the sheriffs law enforcement budget request, and would add $21,500 to the reserves. € Option #2 : At 9.1154 mills, the taxes w ould bring in $13,252,715. The staff recommendation for this rate is to reduce the sheriffs law enforcement budget by $987,537, and add $315,100 to the reserves. € Option #3 : At 9 mills, the county property taxes would bring in $13,086,229. The staff recommendation for this rate is to reduce the sheriffs law enforcement budget by $987,537, and add $155,100 to the reserves. € Option #4 : At 8.9 mills, the county property taxes would bring in $12,956,968. € Option #5 : At 8.8231 mills (the rollback rate), county property taxes would bring in $12,829,012 (the same amount as in 2013-14). The staff recommendation for this rate is to reduce the sheriffs law enforcement budget by $987,537, and add $32,200 to the reserves. € Option $6 : at 8.540 mills, the county property taxes would bring in $12,427,555. The staff recommendation for this rate is to reduce the sheriffs law enforcement budget by $987,537, and reduce reserves by $89,300. The proposed reduction in the law enforcement budget in Options #2-6 of $987,537 appears to be based on a calculation of the law enforcement portion of the current sheriffs of“ ce budget. In a Monday, Aug. 25, interview OSCO Major Noel Stephen said, in his opinion, this formula was ” awed because in the 2013-14 budget part of the expense of courthouse security was in the law enforcement budget and part was in the jail budget. In the 2014-15 spending plan, courthouse security is funded as a separate budget item. Maj. Stephen said too much of the courthouse security expense had been subtracted from the law enforcement budgets total. He also pointed out the formula in the agenda shows law enforcement receiving $106,000 in Senior Services funding for providing meals. This money goes to the jail budget because the seniors meals program operates from the jail kitchen, he explained. If the county reduces the law enforcement budget by the proposed $987,537 in Options #2-6, it will mean 20 to 25 employees will lose their jobs, according to Sheriff May. There is nowhere else to cut,Ž he said. Most of the current budget is for staff salaries, he said. Maj. Stephen questioned why the sheriffs of“ ce is expected to make such drastic cuts instead of spreading the shortfall among all of those who are funded by the countys General Fund. Its no different from last year,Ž said Sheriff May. They were short $2 million and they took it from me. If its convenient for them, they use apportionment. If its not convenient for them „ they take it all from the sheriff. That doesnt mean the sheriff is going to accept it,Ž he added. Other departments trimmed their budgets this year by eliminating their own contingency or reserve funds. Sheriff May said he stopped putting reserves in his budget two years ago, at the request of the commissioners. Theyve done an outstanding job of keeping the sheriffs budget for last,Ž he said. Sheriff May also objected to county commissioners and staff stating that the sheriff uses all of the ad valorem taxes.Ž County property tax is one of the sources of income that goes into the countys General Fund, and the sheriffs of“ ce is one of the departments funded by the General Fund. County property taxes are not the only ad valorem taxes on the bill, Sheriff May pointed out. Other ad valorem taxes fund the schools, the South Florida Water Management District and (for those in the city limits) the city government. The proposed EMS assessment is $64.60 per dwelling unit and $1.75 per space or room for hotels, motels and RV parks. The proposed commercial property rate is $0.0485 per square foot. The proposed industrial/warehouse property rate is $0.0087 per square foot. The proposed “ re assessment rate is the same as last years with residential properties paying $100 per dwelling unit and hotels, motels and RV parks paying $8 per room or space. Businesses are charged based on square footage. Agricultural property is charged based on acreage. In other business Thursday: € Erin Hess, of the Okeechobee County Health Department, will present the 2013/2014 year in review. € Jeff Sabin, of Waste Management, Inc., will address the board on the current operations and status of the Okeechobee Land“ ll, Inc. site and answer any questions the board may have. BUDGETContinued From Page 1 tial attack hand-crew that hiked the side of mountains into the forest toward a “ re. His crews mission was to build “ relines with hand tools (pulaskis, McLeods, shovels, and fusees) to stop the forward progression of the wild“ re. The most challenging part of my assignment besides missing my family was expecting to get along and depend on 19 other people who I just meet,Ž Ranger Waugh stated. On my return trip home, I realized that our group of strangers forged a bond of brotherhood by battling wild“ res and working together as a team. The experience was very rewarding and the community appreciation was overwhelming.Ž The rangers team was assigned to three wild“ res in Oregon: Crater Lake National Park, Pumice Fire Complex; Initial attack for the Town of Chiloquin; and, John Day, South Fork Fire Complex. I learned so much from my short assignment,Ž stated Ranger Waugh. Working alongside other agencies, I have gained tips and techniques from other “ re“ ghters from around the nation.Ž He explained, terrain was a challenge for me at “ rst, hiking for miles up and down a mountain carrying forty pounds of equipment on my back. Adrenaline kicked in when we located and extinguished the blaze.Ž Wildland “ re“ ghters from around the world use a suppression tactic of fuel removal either with hand crews or bulldozers because water is a scarce resource during droughts. By eliminating the vegetation, “ re“ ghters remove the fuel source for the wild“ re thus extinguishing the wild“ re. Due to elevation and terrain, wild“ res in the North West use hand crews with suppression hand tools to scrape away the vegetation to mineral soil. With Floridas minimal elevation, State Wildland Fire“ ghters use specialized “ re“ ghting bulldozers with plows to remove the fuel to dirt. Hand crews can quickly be overexerted with Floridas heat, humidity and dense tropical vegetation; therefore, since the 1920s the main wildland “ re“ ghting tool in Florida has been a bulldozer with a plow. FIREContinued From Page 1 Clericuzio will represent district 5. Their names were not on the ballot. In the 19th Circuit Judge Race, group 4, Okeechobee County voters cast 2,509 votes for Michael C. Heisey and 1,257 votes for Steven Ziskinder. Only 23 percent of the eligible voters, 4,459, participated in the election. Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections Diane Hagan, said she was disappointed at the lo w turn out. About half of the votes cast were earl y voters and absentee ballots. VOTEContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee NewsSeth Waugh on the Pumice Fire Complex.

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Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Donald Edward MickeyŽ Evans, 82OKEECHOBEE „ Donald Edward MickeyŽ Evans passed away on August 22, 2014. Born in Okeechobee on Jan. 8,1932, he began working as a meat cutter while still in school. He graduated from Okeechobee High School in 1950. He made a profession of faith at the Grace Brethren Church in J an. of 1951, and married his high school sweetheart LauraMaye Campbell a week later. He was a pilot who survived three plane crashes. He “ nished seminary at Carson Newman and was ordained at the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. His “ rst pastorate was at Indiantown Baptist Church where he was serving when he received a vision to build a city of refugeŽ for alcoholics and their families to “ nd hope and healing. For the past 52 years, thousands of men and their families have come through Dunklin Memorial Camp and found freedom from their addictions through the grace of God. The ministry model developed at Dunklin has been replicated in several other states and countries. Brother MickeyŽ as he was known, had a smile and a heart that left an impression of love with everyone he met, and had a world-wide impact for Christ. He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Laura Maye Evans; children, Clint (Nancy) Evans, Dean (Rosalia) Evans, David (Chicky) Evans, Lauralee (Chris) Bryan; grandchildren, Ira Evans, Amanda (Frank) Seaton, Jennifer Evans and Zeke Bryan; step-brother, Billy Beville and extended family include Lenora Walker, Betty Gordon, Kim (Rick)Trask, Jerry and Juanita Walker, Gary, Gwen, Tuff and Kelly Marsh, Tammy (JR) Bricker, James, Suzanne and Matt Morton along with numerous cousins and kinfolk around Okeechobee. There are also innumerable spiritual sons and daughters who cherished him as a father in the faith. He is preceded in death by his mother, Edna W alker Beville; father, Albert Evans; two infant sisters, Louise and Margaret; and grandson, Christopher Dean Evans. Visitation will be held 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, A ug. 29, 2014 at Dunklin Memorial Church. Additional viewing time will be 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 followed by a Celebration service at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center at 10:00 a.m. 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. Richard Gene RickyŽ Holcker, 48OKEECHOBEE „ Richard Gene RickyŽ Holcker, born Sept. 8, 1965 passed away on Aug. 21, 2014, has left life on earth, and will continue his journey into the deep blue sea. After all the dedicated hard work that he provided for the community of Okeechobee, each one of us that knew him, will continue to share his love, compassion and friendship as we travel on earth. Ricky grew up in the Palm City/Stuart area and has lived in Okeechobee for over 20 years. He was an animal lover and always had his two dogs with him, Baby Girl and Baby Boy. His favorite past time was anything to do with water. Ricky is survived by his parents, Linda and Mike Doud of Stuart; sons, Richard Gene Holcker, II and Corey Gene Holcker of Nassau, Bahamas; brother, Fritz Holcker, II; and sister, Robin Kelly. Memories of Dustin, Michael, and NicoleŽ, and other parents, Theresa (Mike) Holmes of Okeechobee; aunt, Gretchen; and two uncles, Bill and Tom; many nieces and nephews; and close friends, Tony Corwin and Chris Rossi. Ricky was preceded in death by his father, Frederick FritzŽ Holcker. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory with Reverend Bob Konrad of Unity Church, Jensen Beach. Arrangements are under the care of Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory 3833 SE 18th Terrace Okeechobee, Fl. 34974 James W. Young, Founder Seawinds Funeral Group3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee 863-357-7283okeechobeeseawinds.com Cremation ..............................$495 Cremation & Chapel Service ..$870 Traditional Cremation (includes rental casket) ..........$2,495 Traditional Funeral & Burial $1,995 Graveside Service ................$1,495 PRE-ARRANGEMENT (Financing Available) Cremation $95 down $10 a month for 45 months Creamation with Chapel Service .. $195 down $17 a month for 45 months Traditional Funeral & Burial ....... $500 down, $100 month for 45 months This includes minimum Casket, Vault and Open/Closing of Grave Site These prices do not include cash advance items. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News August 27, 2014 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Schedule class photos nowSenior pictures are being taken. Please visit prestigeportraits.com/” to view your session options and FAQs. You can book your appointment online or call 800-7492796, ext. 1. Photo sessions held: Aug. 27 1 until 9 p.m. It is your responsibility to set up your appointment. For information, contact Mr. Pung at pungc@okee.k12.” .us.Auxiliary will serve dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles Auxiliary, 7401 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve a variety of sandwiches with sides on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 5:30 p.m. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Volunteer for Blood RoundupBecoming a volunteer is easy and satisfying. Get your feet wet by working with the Okeechobee Blood Roundup when they meet Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., in room 21 at 10 a.m. Help us as we work to save lives in Okeechobee. For information, call Raye at 863-467-2557.WWIN meeting site changedMarthas House WWIN (Domestic Violence Support Groups) will be held at the Okeechobee Police Department on Wednesdays at 5 p.m., starting Aug. 27 Groups will no longer be held at the Outreach of“ ce on U.S. 441 N. We feel this location will better assist our participants with safety and convenience. For information, call 863-763-2893.Parade entry deadline nearsOkeechobees 49th Labor Day Parade is set for Monday, Sept. 1. If you would like to be part of the parade, pick up an applications and return it to these locations: Okeechobee News, Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce and WOKC. The deadline is Thursday, Aug. 28 For information, contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.Labor Day roast plannedVFW North Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host bingo on Friday, Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 30, at 1 p.m. Friday, karaoke will provided by Richard G. from 7 until 10 p.m. The Grill will be open Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 5 until 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5 from 5 until 9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 6, from 5 until 7 p.m. Join us for Loris Sunday, Sept. 7, dinner from 1 until 3 p.m. featuring her chicken parmesan. On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, from 3 until 6 p.m. there will be an ox roast for a donation of $9. Call ahead to reserve a plate at 863-763-0818. D&K Entertainment will be there. All proceeds will bene“ t our veterans programs. The public is invited.Eagles to offers steak dinnerThe Fraternal Order of Eagles, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will host a 16 oz. ribeye steak dinner, Friday, Aug. 29 from 6 until 9 p.m. It will be served with baked potato, garlic bread, salad and dessert. Music will be provided by Gerry Harmon from 7 until 11 p.m. The dinner is open to the public. Wednesday, Sept. 3, bingo starts at 6 p.m. There will be an open jam session Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2552. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

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Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 7 Okeechobee News A ugust 27, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA man accused of raping two young girls has been arrested and is being held without bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. Merlin Geovany Lopez, 35, S.W. 22nd Terrace, Okeechobee, was initially arrested Friday, Aug. 22, on one felony count of sexual battery on a child over 12 years of age but under 18 years of age. His bond on that charge was set at $200,000. Lopez was arrested again Monday, Aug. 25, on a second sexual battery charge. This time, stated an arrest report, the child was under the age 12. After seeing the second similar charge, the “ rst appearance judge ordered Lopez to be held without bond. According to an arrest report by Detective M.D. Faulkner, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), the mans “ rst arrest came about when Lopez forced himself on the child while she was in her home alone. I asked him to stop and was “ ghting him, but he was too strong,Ž the young girl reportedly told the detective. The detectives report goes on to state the victim told her mother, who then told her daughter she must report the incident to law enforcement and be truthful. The initial complaint was handled by OCSO Deputy Cari Arnold. Monday, Detective Faulkner arrested Lopez on a charge of sexual battery on a child less than 12 years of age „ a “ rst-degree felony. In this case, stated the detective, the victim was about 9 years old. And, like the “ rst victim, she was home alone when Lopez entered her home. The detective detailed in his report how Lopez grabbed the child, removed her clothing and forced himself on her. The child reportedly told the detective she fought and kicked her alleged attacker. I was scared,Ž she told the OCSO investigator. He was hurting me and I told him that it hurt, but he did not say anything. He kept hurting me.Ž Lopez did not threaten the child and was not drinking, stated the report. Detective Faulkner went on to state the victim did not tell her mother at “ rst because she was afraid her mom ... would not believe her.Ž She did tell another family member, who then told the girls mother. Lopez is scheduled to be in circuit court Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. for his arraignment. Local man accused of raping young girls Merlin Lopez By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsAfter a foot chase that spanned several blocks and punches were exchanged, a local man was arrested on felony charges that include resisting arrest with v iolence. Carroll Edwin Cain J r., 45, N.E. 101st Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Friday, Aug. 22, on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), battery on a law enforcement of“ cer and resisting a law enforcement of“ cer with v iolence. He was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended with knowledge. Cain is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $8,500. According to Deputy Leland Schoonmaker, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), he stopped a vehicle in the 400 block of N.E. 70th Ave. for running a stop sign at the intersection of N.E. First Street and N.E. 70th A venue. The 2009 Jeep utility vehicle was being driven by Cain, added the report. Because Cain seemed to be very nervous, the deputy said he asked for permission to search the vehicle. After being given the OK by Cain, Deputy Schoonmaker said the man grabbed for something in the passenger seat. W hen the man stood up, he ... had some plastic bags in his right hand,Ž stated the report. He then reportedly tried to walk away from the deputy, so Deputy Schoonmaker allegedly grabbed Cain by the right arm. At that point Cain turned and allegedly started swinging at the deputy with a closed “ st. Because the two men were so close together, Deputy Schoonmaker said he could not use his tazer so he struck Cain in the side of the head with his “ st. Cain then turned toward his vehicle and threw the bags over the Jeep and started running east on N.E. Fourth Street. Deputy Schoonmaker gave chase and in the area of 7100 N.E. Fourth St. he “ red his tazer at the man as he tried to scale a fence. Cain apparently pulled the tazer probes from his back, jumped down from the fence and started swinging at the deputy with closed “ sts, stated the arrest report. The deputy reportedly swung at the combative Cain and struck him in the left side of the head. That punch knocked Cain to the ground, but he got up and ran away. Deputy Schoonmaker stated in his report he caught up with Cain on N.E. 70th Avenue and sprayed the man in the face with pepper spray. That stopped Cain from running, continued the deputy, but not from “ ghting. The deputy was “ nally able to take Cain to the ground. Cain was then handcuffed with the help of OCSO deputies Yamil Astacio and Richard Varnadore. Deputy Schoonmaker, accompanied by Deputy Varnadore, returned to Cains vehicle where two small bags were found on the ground about 6 feet away from the Jeep. Both bags contained a substance that, when “ eld tested, allegedly indicated a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine. The two bags of suspected meth weighed 3.8 grams, stated the report. Besides the criminal charges, Deput y Schoonmaker issued Cain a traf“ c citation for failing to obey the stop sign. Okeechobee deputy, drug suspect, exchange punches Carrol Cain By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA mans quick thinking and shooting ability saved his neighbor from a possible attack by two aggressive pit bulls, indicated a deputys report. Deputy Mark Margerum, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), stated in his report that Roy Lee Sperry heard some dogs “ ghting shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. When he stepped out of his N.W. 30th Street home, he saw “ ve dogs “ ghting in his neighbors yard. According to the report Mr. Sperry saw three pit bull dogs and another dog of an unknown breed attacking another pit bull. The four animals had the “ fth dog on the ground and were mauling it. About that time Mr. Sperrys neighbors, Pete and Susanne Clemons, arrived home. By this time Mr. Sperry was armed with a .22 caliber ri” e. As Mr. Clemons got out of his vehicle two of the more aggressive pit bulls turned their attention toward him. As a grey pit bull started to lunge at Mr. Clemons, Mr. Sperry took aim and killed the animal with one shot. By this time the second pit bull charged Mr. Clemons. Again, Mr. Sperry took careful aim and shot the dog. Although he did not kill the animal, it ran away. The other dogs ran away, too. Mr. Sperry reportedly told the deputy he shot the dogs because he feared what the y would have done to his neighbors, and also because his young child was outside at the time. Both Mr. and Mrs. Clemons reportedl y told Deputy Margerum they have had problems with the dogs, which apparently belong to Reynaldo and Rosetta Martinez who live in the area. Mr. Sperry apparently told the deputy this was not the “ rst time the dogs have been aggressive and have been on the loose. When the deputy told the couple what happened, they understood why Mr. Sperr y was forced to shoot the dogs. The dogs, the y told the deputy, were all in a pen together when they managed to escape. Mr. Martinez buried the dead dog, while the rest of the animals were turned over to Okeechobee County Animal Control. Deput y Margerum said the wounded dog was also turned over to animal control, even though it wasnt expected to survive. It was explained to everyone involved that Roy was within his legal right to shoot the dogs to stop any threat to people,Ž stated the deputy. Attacking pit bull shot, killed

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IRSC is introducing a diverse schedule of vocational training programs beginning in early September right in Okeechobee. Programs w ill focus on Automotive Technology, Diesel Mechanics, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/ Heating, Certi“ ed Nursing Assistant, Retail Nursery Operations, Lawn Care Maintenance and Of“ ce Skills. Financial aid is available through Career Source for the automotive, air conditioning and of“ ce skills programs. Other “ nancial aid options are available Your future is in your hands with easily accessible vocational training offered by IRSC here in Okeechobee,Ž said Russ Brown, IRSC Provost in Okeechobee. We will assist you every step of the way to ensure your success as you train for new career opportunities.Ž The Automotive Service Technology I Program is offered in a series of seven classes building increasingly sophisticated skills and leading to the Automotive Service Technology II program, a series of “ ve classes. Automotive Service I (AERV006) will meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Steering and Suspension (AERV499) will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, at Okeechobee High School starting Sept. 2. Students are able to gain the highly valued ACE certi“ cation. Also at the high school, Introduction to Diesel Mechanics will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. from Sept. 2 to Dec. 11. The courses in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Heating will be held in the new $290,000 Multi-Functional Industrial Lab at the IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus beginning Tuesday, Sept. 9. The classes meet from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and students can begin with HVAC1 (ACRV523). Students can proceed through the “ ve classes offered through Air Conditioning I, to Air Conditioning II, a series of four classes. The training prepares them for employment working on air conditioning and refrigeration systems for various types of companies, as well as AC technician jobs with air conditioning companies, a ” ourishing industry in Florida. Health care is consistently ranked as one of the top in-demand career “ elds in Florida. Okeechobee residents can prepare to become a certi“ ed nursing assistant in four months. Nursing assistants work under the supervision of medical staff to provide basic care in hospitals, nursing homes, physicians of“ ces and in-home care. The Okeechobee CNA program (HCPV410C) will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 9, and will meet at the Dixon Hendry Campus on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and one Friday per month. New this fall are two back-to-back courses related to horticulture and lawn care for those who wish to advance in the landscape industry. Lawn Care Maintenance (ORH1231) will address all the techniques of lawn care maintenance, including identi“ cation of local turf grasses, selection and use of equipment, identi“ cation of insects and diseases, fertilizers and herbicides. Beginning Sept. 10, the course will meet on Wednesdays from 3 until 5 p.m. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., Retail Nursery Operations (ORH2601) is offered in conjunction with the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA), and prepares students to take the horticulture certi“ cation exam. Course topics explore business and safety issues, plant biology requirements for plant growth, plant problems, use of plants in the landscape and landscape management. Students may begin and attend the Of“ ce Skills program at their convenience, choosing to specialize in Administrative Assistant or Medical Assistant. Participants develop professional of“ ce skills, including expertise in Microsoft PowerPoint, Access and Excel, as well as of“ ce procedures, typing and “ ling. Students in the Medical Assistant program also learn medical terminology, report transcription and use of legal and insurance forms for working in a medical of“ ce. Classes are held every Monday and Wednesday in two sessions, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 5 until 9 p.m. Registration is now under way. For information, call 863-824-6000; or, visit the Dixon Hendry Campus at 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. in Okeechobee. IRSC vocational training expands in Okeechobee Special to the Okeechobee NewsTwyla Blair, of the IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus student services team, assists Peter Depasquale in selecting the training program that “ ts his career goals. Expanded vocational programs begin at the Okeechobee campus in Sept. 2. Special to the Okeechobee News On Friday, Aug. 15, Floridas Department of Veterans Affairs held an awards ceremony in Avon Parak at the Avon Park National Guard Armory facilities. Governor Rick Scott, along with several state and local dignitaries w ere present. Okeechobee Elks Lodge member Stan Breedlove received the Florida Veterans Serv ice Medal at the ceremony. Mr. Breedlove is an active member of the local Elks Lodge 2871 and administers the duties of chaplain and chairperson of the Lodges Veterans Committee. He retired from the U.S. Navy with 25 y ears of service and is submarine quali“ ed. He is also a member of the Okeechobee V eterans Council, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10539; American Legion Post 64; U.S. Submarine Henry Perrault Memorial Treasure Coast Base Ft. Pierce; the U.S. Bowling Congress; and, the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Governors Veterans Service Award given to local Elks Lodge member Special to the Okeechobee NewsGovernor Rick Scott (left) presented Okeechobee Elks Lodge member Stan Breedlove (right) with the Florida Veterans Service Medal.

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9 Okeechobee News A ugust 27, 2014 Okeechobee News: Celebrating our Centennial! Okeechobee News: Celebrating our Centennial! By R.O. ACKERMAN The life of Gilbert Culbreth should serve as an inspiration to the youth of Okeechobee County. His business acumen and perseverance are shining examples to emulate. Culbreth was born in Alabama. At the age of 16 he was already in business for himself in Panama City. He rst came to Okeechobee in 1924, from Madrid, Ala. The family arrived in a Model T Ford truck with all their earthly possessions. Young Gilbert had exactly $125 to his name while his father had $165. The youth’s rst employment here was hauling rock with the Model T for the construction of State Road 8. In July of 1925 he entered into partnership with Walter Watford in the service station now owned by W. B. Tankersley. Gilbert bought his partner’s interest about a year later. Meanwhile, his father built the old All Night Service Station west of the F.E.C. tracks. This was destroyed by re on Dec. 9, 1944. Gilbert became the wholesale agent for the Sinclair Re ning Co. in September, 1928. He has remained their distributor ever since. In 1931 the young businessman looked for new worlds to conquer. At that time, the former Park theatre was in the building now occupied by Park Drug Co. Gilbert purchased that theatre. In 1934, he built his present one, changing the name to Gilbert Theatre. During this interval, he had progressed with other enterprises. In 1932 he bought the Watford Service Station — now the Parrott Service Station. He became the owner of the present Gilbert Chevrolet building in the fall of 1932. Soon he will celebrate his twentyfth anniversary as a Chevrolet dealer, having been that ever since August 1933. Among the national brands he now handles are Oldsmobile, Chevrolet, Frigidare, Maytag, Johnson Outboard Motors, Fibercraft boats, Gulf Liner boats and Sinclair Oil products. His various enterprises employ a total of 28 persons. Culbreth’s mother, Mrs. Lula Culbreth, also lives in Okeechobee. She is his business partner in the theatre. His daughter, Virginia, an attorney, is married to T.J. Durrance, Jr. Mrs. Gilbert Culbreth was formerly Miss Leona Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. “Hardy” Walker, Sr. Two children are living at home. “Gil” is 12 and “Susie” is eight. One of Okeechobee’s most respected business leaders, Gilbert Culbreth remembers the many years during which he wiped windshields, pumped gasoline or drove a truck for a living. Therefore he feels a close bond with the truck driver — and knows exactly what vehicle owners like in the way of service. He says, “Okeechobee is a ne place to live and the best people in the world live here.”From the Okeechobee News, Jan. 3, 1958 GILBERT CULBRETH The Florida farmer has a high stake in the country’s ght against rising prices and the crash which would be the certain consequence of an in ationary boom. Many farmers know from bitter experience that the kind of price collapse which occurred after the last war may mean not only temporary hardship but the loss of everything patiently built up through the years. The farmer has a unique role in a ght to prevent a recurrence of extreme ups and downs in prices, such as occurred during and after the last war. He is not only an individual consumer and worker, but also the manager of an important business. His attitude toward prices of his own products, and the way in which he manages his wartime income, can either set the stage for another economic collapse or contribute to future security of both farm people and others. With farm income at the highest level it has ever been, and with goods available for purchase only in limited supply, economists see ominous clouds ahead on the farm horizon, despite the facts that farm mortgage debts are being reduced. The tendency toward land speculation is one of the most dangerous signs the economists see. Farm lands are changing hands rapidly, prices are advancing, and there are signs that people are forgetting what happened “last time” along that very line. The land boom lasted only a few years, but the collapse which followed continued fo r two decades. And so economists, who want to see farmers avoid the disastrous effects which are certain to follow in ation, suggest the following nancial practices for the farmers throughou t the country. Reduce outstanding debts, and be cautious about contracting new ones. Don’t pay too much for land — stick to values based on the land’s long-term value based on the land’s long-term earning capacity. Where labor an d materials are available, invest in farm practices which will increase productive capacity of the land. Build nancial reserves and buy war bonds. The present level of farm income, particularly as compared to prices of things which must be purchased, gives the farmer an unsurpassed opportunity to build up reserves fo r the future. From the pages of the Okeechobee News, August 25, 1944Florida Farmers Have Stake In Rise Of Prices The Board of Public Instruction of Okeechobee County has designated Sept. 4th as the opening date. It has been the practice for some years in this county to open the rst Monday in September and this year we are continuing the custom. Principal Williams of the local schools announces that almost a complete faculty has been secured and that the schools will open at the usual hour of 9:30. Mr. Williams will be at his of ce each day of the next week, beginning with Wednesday, for the purpose of registering any pupils above the ninth grade who may desire to come ahead of time and be sure of the courses he desires. Mr. Williams will be at the of ce from ten to twelve each day from Wednesday through Saturday. He urges tha t all Seniors, if possible, come up Wednesday, with Juniors coming Thursday when convenient. Any pupil can register any one of these days but he prefers that Seniors and Juniors register rst. Faculties of all schools will be announce d next week. From the pages of the Okeechobee News, August 25, 1944Schools Here To Open Monday September 4

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Email your resume to royboy01@bellsouth.net DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Employment Full Time RANCH FOREMAN needed, must have experience with Rotational Grazing, Electric fencing, Equip. maintenance & Pasture mowing. Housing is available. Apply at: Helpwanted4755@ gmail.com or by mail to: Ranch Foreman c/o Okeechobee News 107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D., Okeechobee, FL 34974 Needed 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. Shop here first! The classified ads Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full Time MIDFLORIDA Credit Union is seeking Member Service Of cer applicants for the Okeechobee branch location. Duties include new accounts, lending, teller transactions, and promoting credit union products and services. Requirements include a minimum of 3 years of previous teller, nancial sales, and consumer lending experience. Excellent communication and organizational skills, successful sales record, and a H.S. diploma/equivalent are required. Applicants must be available to able to work a exible schedule including rotating Saturdays. Apply online at www.mid orida.com Drug Free Work Place SeasonalBus Driver Seasonal Position (6 to 9 months) ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Bus Driver for a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for providing transportation for children Preferred : High School Diploma or GED, Commercial Driving License (class A or B), with P & S endorsement. School Bus Driver Certi cate of Training and documented years of experience driving a bus. Accepted: High School Diploma or GED, Commercial Driving License (class A or 8), with P & S endorsement. School Bus Driver Certi cate of Training Starting salary $12.32 15.01. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement plan. Call 252-234-7108/ fax resume 252-234-1635 SeasonalBus Monitor Seasonal Position (6 to 9 months) ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Bus Monitor(s) for a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for ensuring children’s safety on the bus and providing an environment, which is conducive to the optimum development of each child while they are being transported. Serve as liaison between center and families, maintaining on-going communication between the center and families. Preferred: High School Diploma/GED and CDL. Accepted: High School Diploma/GED. Starting salary $8.66 10.34. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement plan. Call 252-234-7108/ fax resume 252-234-1635 Monitor de autobus o De 6 a 9 meses cada temporada ECMHSP esta aceptando solicitudes de empleo para el puesto de monitor de autobus para un programa de Migrant Head Start. Tendra la responsabilidad de asegurarse de la seguridad de los ni os en el autobus y proveer un ambiente adecuado para el 6ptimo desarrollo de cada ni o mientras son transportados. Ademas servira coma enlace entre el centro y las familias manteniendo una comunicaci6n continua entre el centro y las familias. Se pre ere: Diploma de escuela secundaria/GED y COL. Se acepta: Diploma de escuela secundaria/GED. Salario inicial $8.66 -10.34. Se ofrece permiso personal, pemliso por enfermedad y benecios de retiro con contribuci6n del empleador Call 252-234-7108/ fax resume 252-234-1635 Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. MiscellaneousLENOVO COMPUTER WIRELESS COMBO, 12.5 MONITOR COST $890 10MO. OLD ASKING $495.00. 2008 CUB CADET RIDING LAWNMOWER,LT1045 20HP KOHLE ENGINE COST $1,775.00, ASKING $550.00 863-467-1046 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. ApartmentsEFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities & Direct TV w/all movie channels $500 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Available immediately Call 863-634-8885. FOR RENT FURNISHED EFFICIENCY CABIN FOR 1 OR 2 PEOPLE INCLUDES WATER ELECTRIC CABLE AND GARBAGE PICK-UP MUST HAVE REFERENCES, RENT $600/MO. AND $300 SECURITY CALL 863-697-6412 Ground FL 1br./1ba fully furnished with utilities. Move in now $950, $775 per month. 863-634-0663. Houses Rent3BD/1BA HOUSE ON 1 ACRE, CERAMIC TILE FLOORS, NEW CABINETS & COUNTER TOPS. NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURITY $850.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 GREAT LOCATION NEWER 3/2 TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, APPLIANCES INCLUDED, FENCED YARD, SCREENED PORCH, SPLIT FLOOR PLAN, 2 CAR GARAGE, LARGE CONCRETE DRIVEWAY, EXCELLENT CONDITION $1,300.00 PER MONTH CALL 863-467-9250 LINDA OR 519-746-3776 JIM OAK PARK: 2BR, 1BA for rent. $800 mo. Call 863-467-1466 OKEE ADORABLE In Town, 2 1/2 br., 1ba., W/D Hook up, Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Sm pet ok. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. (941)504-3954 Houses RentOKEECHOBEE Country Hills Estates. Unique post and beam house on private 5 acre lot. 2bd one in loft, 2 ba., lrg. screen room, screened balcony with hot tub, all appliances, include W/D, $1400. mth. 708-218-8227. OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 2BA, CBS house, all tile, fenced yard a (1 small pet ok) $800 mo. + 1st, last & sec. dep. Refs. needed. Call 561-596-1344 OKEE/ In town, 2br./2ba. Laundry rm with W/D, Screened porch. Lawn service. Sm. pet OK. Non Smkg. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 security. 941-504-3954 On Rim Canal Newly renovated Brick Home. 3br./2 1/2 ba. 1 garage. Boat dock & deck. $950mo. 772-359-1640 Rental NeededChristian couple looking for VERY CLEAN house, condo, single or doublewide, to rent Dec.-March. Non smokers, No pets. 765-621-2434 VacationRentalsSEASONAL 2/2 w/Lake Access. Furnished. All appliances including Washer / Dryer. $1200 mo. 1st, last, & security. 561-718-1212 Owner is a realtor. Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 10 Okeechobee News August 27, 2014

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Special to the Okeechobee News United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee announced Allison Chandler has joined the staff as the United Way Okeechobee Manager. Allison Chandler has lived in Okeechobee for 10 years and is a native Floridian. Miss Chandler is working on a degree in Business and Finance. She is an active volunteer with the Building Relationships Among Teens (B.R.A.T.) Club of Okeechobee. As Okeechobee Manager for United Way, Miss Chandler will be responsible for working with United Way Partner Agencies, the United Way Campaign in Okeechobee, and the entire community. All money raised in the Okeechobee United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way partner agencies and initiatives in Okeechobee include Marthas House, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hibiscus Childrens Center, and Hospice of Okeechobee. The 13 United Way agencies serve a diverse range of needs in our community such as nurturing children, strengthening families, and helping the elderly. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. For more information, please call United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee at 863-484-9096, or visit www. unitedwaylee.org. United Way hires Okeechobee manager 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 M. Fernanda Cuellar, RPT PHYSICAL THERAPYCONNECTION• Comprehensive Care for Back & Neck Pain • Joint Stiffness/Pain • Facial & Body Paralysis/Stroke Rehab • Post Surgeries & Joint Replacements • Auto, Work and Personal InjuriesThe relation between you and wellnessŽ 414 NW 3rd St • Okeechobee (P) 863.824.0499 • (F) 863.824.0511 www.physicaltherapy-connection.comWe accept most insurances The Okeechobee News will be closed Monday, September 1 for LABOR DAY WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3 DEADLINE Display Advertising.......3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 Have a Safe Holiday! 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 11 Okeechobee News A ugust 27, 2014 Allison Chandler Special to the Okeechobee NewsMarch of Dimes receives a donationThe March of Dimes recently received a check from G4S for their fundraising efforts in support of Babies. Pictured are Magi Cable, MOD Treasure Coast board member and Okeechobee; from G4S Darius Poitier, OIHH program director; George Newsome, regional director; Angela Mitchell, team captain; and Donna Gaiser, 2015 March for Babies chairperson for Okeechobee County. Thanks to this organization and many others in Okeechobee who help support March of Dimes research, we have many healthier babies. Our Mothers March will be held on March 28, 2015. If you are interested in volunteering, forming a team or sponsoring this event, contact Pam Crowley, MOD executive director for the Treasure Coast at 772-562-0115. Christian singles potluck setChristian singles potluck will be held Friday, Aug. 29 at The Gathering Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., at 6 p.m. For information, contact Molly at 863-763-7195 or 863-763-9626.OCSO bene“ t set for Aug. 29The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce March of Dimes March for Babies team is raising money with a giveaway. The drawing will be held Friday, Aug. 29 The winner will receive a set of cornhole boards and bags donated by Creech Construction and The Sign Guy. The winner can choose a custom design for the boards. For tickets, contact Lieutenant John Rhoden at 863-634-9188, or Anna Starnes at 863-801-4298.

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Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes Plant City!!! $5K Home replacement. Over 22 models to viewFree factory tours! New Velocity home $67,903 includes delivery, set and A/C. plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol 17FT ALUMINUM BOAT 9.9 HONDA MOTOR 4 STROKE AND TRAILER $3,000.00 12FT BIG O HULL AIRBOAT 220 GROUND POWER AND TRAILER $4,000.00 BOTH BOATS ARE READY TO GO. CALL MIKE 863-357-3528 OR 561-253-5252 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public Notice NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the Tallahassee Of ce until 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, for Proposal ID T1A11. The improvements under this contract consist of sidewalks, drainage improvements and signing and pavement marking at several road locations in Hendry County. A Certi cation of Quali cation is not required for this project. Budget Estimate $245,543.00. Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state. .us/cc-admin/Lettings/ Letting_Project_Info.shtm or by calling (850) 414-4000. 466889 ON 8/27;9/3/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued by the County Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 11th day of July, 2014, in the cause wherein CACH, LLC Plaintiff and CLINTON B CHAPMAN Defendant(s), being Case No. 13000143CCAXMX in the said Court, I Paul C. May, as Sheriff of Okeechobee County, Florida, have this day levied upon all of the right, title and interest of the Defendant CLINTON B CHAPMAN in and to the following described personal property lying and situate in Okeechobee County, Florida to wit: DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY 2005 WHITE CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 VIN # 1GCEK19V55E296101 I shall offer the above described personal property for sale subject to all prior liens and encumbrances if any, on the 23rd day of September, 2014 at 10:00 AM, or as soon as possible thereafter at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, 504 N.W. 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida and will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, all right, title, and interest of said Defendant CLINTON B CHAPMAN in said property. Vehicle may be seen one hour prior to sale at BMJ Towing 414 S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida this 18th day of August, 2014. Paul C. May, Sheriff Okeechobee County In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceeding should contact Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3117, ext. 5028. 466867 ON 8/20,27;9/3.10/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000444 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. JASON S. LAWLIS; JENNIFER F. LAWLIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JASON S. LAWLIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER F. LAWLIS; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on October 28, 2013, and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on August 4, 2014, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 16 AND THE SOUTH ONE-HALF (S 1/2) OF LOT 15, BLOCK 76, CONNERS HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 21, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1600 NW 7TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-4324 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on September 17, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 12th day of August, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech DEPUTY CLERKIf 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. 466801 ON 8/20,27/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 47-2014-CA-000167 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OF RICHARD B. TURRIFF, DECEASED, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OF RICHARD B. TURRIFF, DECEASED CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN You are noti ed that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 12, BLOCK 2, BRINDABAN FOREST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 25, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1984 PALM HARBOR HOMES INC commonly known as 4503 SE 30TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Lindsay M. Alvarez of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813) 229-0900, within 30 days from the rst date of publication, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: August 22, 2014. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable Sharon Robertson 312 N.W. Third Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972 BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk 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. 466970 ON 8/27;9/3/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2009-CA-494 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF16, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF16, Plaintiff, vs. MANUEL MORALES, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MANUEL MORALES; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 24th day of July, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-494 of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF16, ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF16 is the Plaintiff and MANUEL MORALES and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 17th day of September, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 41, BASSWOOD UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 37, 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.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.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, Coordlnadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 por to menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despuis 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 at 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, 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 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. Dated this 25th day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON, LLP. Attorney for the Plaintiff 1 East Broward Blvd. Suite 1111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Telephone: (954) 522-3233 Fax: (954) 200-7770 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@ wlaw.com 466531 ON 8/20,27/2014 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 47-2012-CA-000436-CAAX-MX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, V S. EDWARD B. KISSAM, JR., et al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovestyled case, I will sell the property located in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, described as: LOT 27, OAK LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property address: 2503 SW 22nd Cir, Okeechobee, FL 34974 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash in THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972, beginning at 11:00 A.M. on the 24th day of September, 2014. 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. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 24th day of June, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2013 CA 0386 WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, VS. KAREN D. PINDER; WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL BANK; BRIAN PINDER; UNKNOWN TENANT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KAREN D. PINDER; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 14th day of July, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013 CA 0386, of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC. is the Plaintiff and KAREN D. PINDER, WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL BANK, BRIAN PINDER, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KAREN D. PINDER, UNKNOWN TENANT; and IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, 11:00 AM on the 17th day of September, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: ADDENDUM A TO MORTGAGE Description of PropertyTHE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN DEED BOOK 640 AT PAGE 1047 AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 31K ON THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AND BEING FURTHER BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE N. 00 DEGREES 05’07” EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 18, A. DISTANCE OF 300.10 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE S. 88 DEGREES 34’16” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1075.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S. 88 DEGREES 34’16” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 214.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF N.E. 60th AVENUE (B&K MCARTHUR ROAD); THENCE N. 00 DEGREES 03’07” EAST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY, A DISTANCE OF 364.30 FEET TO A POINT LYING IN THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF NE 2nd STREET (SW 3rd PLAT); THENCE S. 89 DEGREES 54’53” EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF 214.01 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE S. 00 DEGREES 05’70” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 358.62 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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. 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.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 cation 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, 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 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. Dated this 18th day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, P.A. P.O. Box 9908, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33310-0908 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com 466448 ON 8/20,27/2014 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: Porcelain Esthetics Under which we expect to engage in business at: Okeechobee, FL In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Cheryl A. Daniels Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 22nd day of August, 2014. By: Cheryl Daniels 466975 ON 8/27/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 472014CP000100CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF STANLEY E. GARVEY, SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f Stanley E. Garvey, Sr., deceased, whose date of death was April 28, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 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 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 TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R 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 FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE’ TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is August 20th, 2014. Personal Representative: Stanley E. Garvey, Jr. 7219 Native Oak Lane Irving, Texas 75063 Attorney for Personal Representative: Rachel G. Zetouni, Esq. Attorney Florida Bar Number: 741701 The Karp Law Firm, P.A. 2875 PGA Boulevard, Suite 100 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Telephone: (561) 625-1100 Fax: (561) 625-0060 E-Mail: kls@karplaw.com Secondary E-Mail: rzetouni@karplaw.com 466848 ON 8/20,27/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 140000125 CPAXMX IN RE: THE ESTATE OF MACY SUTTON RUCKS A/K/A MACY SUTTON RUCKS, SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f MACY SUTTON RUCKS, a/k/a MACY SUTTON RUCKS, SR., deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is: Clerk, Circuit Court, Probate Division, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses o f 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 including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is 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 AFTE R 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO 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 O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication o f this notice is August 27, 2014. Personal Representative: MACY SUTTON RUCKS, JR. P.O. Box 415 Okeechobee, Florida 34973-0415 PERRY W. HODGES, JR. Attorney for Personal Representative 1401 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 300 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2116 Telephone: (954) 462-1431 Florida Bar Number: 0181190 pwhodges@rmzlaw.com 466929 ON 8/27;9/2014 12 Okeechobee News August 27, 2014BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff 466101 ON 8/27;9/3/2014 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-177 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, VS. BEATRICE MITCHELL, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 10, 2014, entered in Case No. 2013 CA 177 in the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, National Association, successor in interest to Harbor Federal Savings Bank is the plaintiff, and Beatrice Mitchell, et al. are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 (2nd oor Jury Assembly Room) at 11:00 a.m. on September 24, 2014, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: Lot 12, Block 6, DIXIE RANCH ACRES, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 35, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida Property address: 7201 NW 92nd Court, Okeechobee, FL 34972 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. 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 10th day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 466335 ON 8/27;9/3/2014 CALL 511 TOLL FREE VISIT FL511.COM FOLLOW FL511 ON TWITTER FLORIDA 511 FREE APPS TRAFFIC INFOA toll-free resource of the Florida Department of Transportation (standard mobile phone minutes, text message and data charges may apply)

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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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 27, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 472013CA000292CAAXMX PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KATRINA B. COOK, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 23, 2014, and entered in Case No. 472013CA000292CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which PNC Bank, National Association, successor by merger to National City Bank, successor by merger to Harbor Federal Savings Bank, is the Plaintiff and Katrina B. Cook also known as Katrina Cook also known as Katrina Vinson, Robert T. Cook also known as Robert Cook, are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 24th day of September, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 10, BLOCK 1, REVISED PLAT OF FIRST ADDITION TO PINE RIDGE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 90, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS A MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS GAFL535A91218CY3I AND GAFL535B91218CY31 AND TITLE NUMBERS 0095302601 AND 0095302791. A/K/A 2901 NE 11TH LN OKEECHOBEE FL 34972-3325 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 in Okeechobee County, Florida this 24rd day of June, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com JR 015079F01 In Accordance with the 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. 466123 ON 8/27;9/3/2014 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Have the blues 5 Blackens 10 Time gone by 14 Historical times 15 Cooperstowns Hammerin HankŽ 16 Mystical old letter 17 Ductwork sealer 18 *Wealthy executives plane 20 Commercial suffix with Motor 21 Barfly 22 Gourmand 23 Took issue 26 Sheets with shopping reminders 27 Midwest tribe 28 Sea eagles 31 Search engine giant 33 Meadow bleats 34 Omar of HouseŽ 38 Writer Rand 39 *Preparation using crushed Bartletts, say 42 Lav, in Bath 43 Slobs creation 45 Zone 46 Online business 48 Breath mint with Retsyn 50 Indian garment 51 Episcopal chapel leader 54 Emulate Gregory Hines 58 Kazakh-Uzbek border lake 61 Help-wanted notice? 62 __ in Juliet 63 *Cheese with a bite 65 Heavenly instrument 66 As to 67 California/Nevada border lake 68 Covetousness 69 Like a useless battery 70 Leaves 71 Lawyers charges DOWN 1 DittoŽ 2 Pulsonic toothbrush brand 3 *Pizza Hut rival 4 Opposite of WNW 5 In Cold BloodŽ writer Truman 6 Western writer Bret 7 Shipping magnate Onassis 8 Wander 9 Go ballistic 10 Accurate 11 Served in its natural gravy, as roast beef 12 Viking family dog of comics 13 French heads 19 Roofing material 21 Exclusive story 24 DDEs command 25 Most loved 29 Hindu prince 30 Govt. intel org. 31 Thanksgiving veggie 32 Yeomans yesŽ 33 Bratty Simpson kid 35 *Ordinary-looking gal 36 Hawaiian food staple 37 Note before la 40 Organ with a canal 41 Fermented honey beverages 44 Sold for a big profit, as tickets 47 Syllable before la 49 Celtic language 50 Bike wheel radii 51 Lacking zip 52 FameŽ singer Cara 53 Its a Wonderful LifeŽ director Frank 55 Broad tie 56 Work on a totem pole 57 Sports awards 59 One-named Deco master 60 IliadŽ warrior 64 Sashimi tuna 65 Magazine mogul, familiarly,known for dressing in the sleepwear hinted at by the answers to starred clues By Jerome Gunderson (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 06/09/14 06/09/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Heres How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must “ ll each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can “ gure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Lake Placid swept four games from Okeechobee Saturday in Mid Florida Football conference games at Brahman Stadium. The Green Dragon ” ag team won 21-0, the Mighty Mite team won 26-0, the Pee Wee team, 25-12, and the Junior team won 31-0. In the ” ag game, Akeem Wilson scored on a 42-yard touchdown run on the “ rst play from scrimmage and added a 1-yard touchdown run Gabriel Taylor added a 41-yard touchdown run in the second half. Anthony Smith had a 20-yard run and J ohn White added a 12-yard run. White also played a strong game on defense. In the Mighty Mite game, Amani Allen scored three touchdowns on a 59-yard run in the “ rst quarter, an 8-yard run in the fourth quarter and an 18-yard run late in the game. He added a 25-yard run from scrimmage. Patrick Pierre had a 47-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and added a 27-yard run in the second half. Quentin Pope recovered a fumble for Lake Placid. Maurice Oxendine recovered an Okeechobee fumble at the Green Dragons 18-yard line to foil the Brahmans best drive of the game. Ziryn Flores recovered a fumble for Okeechobee. Kayden Warrior led the team in defensive tackles. Anthony Allen dominated the Pee Wee game as he scored on a 9-yard run in the “ rst quarter as he actually caught his own fumble in the air. He added a 28-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. He clinched the victory with a 50-yard run in the fourth quarter. Kaveereon Turner had a 36-yard punt return for Lake Placid. Elijah Daley caught a 60-yard pass from Trent Garrison for another Green Dragon touchdown. Daley had a 73-yard run in the second half and Adrian Jacobs recovered a fumble for Lake Placid. For Okeechobee, Ramone Baker had a 27-yard kick return. Braison Crews ran 26 yards to set up his 3-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Leonides Castellanos had several good kick returns and added a 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Jayquavious Thomas just missed a twopoint extra point kick as the ball hit the left upright and bounced away. Daniel Mingo had a fumble recovery for Okeechobee. Niquan Allen dominated the Junior division game as he opened the scoring with a 16-yard touchdown run in the “ rst quarter, added a 40-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and scoring runs for 30 and 21 yards in the fourth quarter. He completed the scoring with a 66-yard interception return in the fourth quarter. Javarie White added a 16-yard touchdown run for Lake Placid. Izayiah Patterson had an interception for Lake Placid. Jerome Roundtree had a fumble recovery for Okeechobee. The Brahmans were stopped at the Lake Placid 2-yard line at the halftime buzzer after a nice drive led by strong runs by Donovan Harris, Veyon Washington and Marquavius Williams. Lake Placid teams sweep Okeechobee in youth grid play 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 Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News 14 Okeechobee News August 27, 2014 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDonovan Harris was a bright spot for the Okeechobee Junior team as he rushed for over 40 yards against Lake Placid with several tough runs up the middle.

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REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com A legitimate role for the press is that of the publics watchdog.Ž Most citizens cant spend the time necessary to personally observe their public officials at work, or to determine how well public institutions are carrying out their public mission. But too many newspapers these days act more like mad dogsŽ than watchdogs.Ž Were proud to be different. We try to carry out our watchdogŽ role as humble representatives of the public, always maintaining a courteous tone and our reputation for purposeful neutrality. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 27, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Martin County swept Okeechobee in the season opener for both bowling teams Monday. The Lady Tigers defeated OHS 7-0 while the boys squad defeated Okeechobee 6-1. Martin County won the two games 968736 and 955-683. Kassidy Daniels had a high game of 247 and a series of 439 to lead Martin County. Emily Callari added a 406 series for the Lady Tigers. Okeechobee had a strong performance from Megen Davis who bowled a 313 series w ith a high game of 178. Jessica Olney rolled a two-game series of 307. Coach Carole Olney said it was an eye opener for the team as they now realize how much work it takes to be successful. I think the girls understand now what being prepared is all about,Ž she said. Martin County has great team players and that is what we have to become.Ž The Brahman boys got strong performances from Austin Walker who rolled a 379 series with a high game of 193 and Brian Chapman had a 355 series with a high game of 190. Roman Pedatella led Martin County with a 404 series and high game of 221. Trevor Maine had a high game of 211. Martin County won the “ rst contest 992-653 and the second game 936-760. Olney said the boys played well in the baker games and learned a lot in the opening match of the season. I feel the boys did very well and the girls were strong in the “ rst game but kind of gave up in the second,Ž said the OHS coach. It was a good match for the teams and something they can build on for the rest of the year.Ž OHS bowls at Jensen Beach on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. OHS bowling team loses to Martin County Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church 4212 U.S. 441 N., will host a discovery youth program for the 2014-2015 school y ear and will kick it off on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. There are youth classes for preschool through 12th grade. Haven of Rest Church 912 N.W. Second St., would like to invite you to a weekly Bible study and or youth service every Thursday at 7 p.m. For more information call Pastor Tom Velie at 863-357-3053. Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W. 32nd St., welcomes everyone to join them on Sunday mornings for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. and Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. they have a Bible Study in the sanctuary. They also have a Wednesday evening Worship Service at 6 p.m. For more information, please call 863763-1699. Our website is oakviewbaptist. com. The Gathering Church, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., invites you to attend Living FreeŽ a Christian recovery group for women on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Theresa Brown at 863357-4418. The Gathering hosts Joy in the MourningŽ a grief support group and bible study for anyone who has lost a loved one, through death or divorce. All are welcome to attend. The support group will meet every Tuesday at 2 p.m. at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For more information, call Gale at 863-623-8504. Note: An Okeechobee Church Directory is now available at Florida.Newszap.com with addresses and service times for local churches, or go to www.newszap.com/okeechobeechurches. Send additions or corrections for the online directory to okeenews@ newszap.com, or “ ll out the form provided on the website. The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this weekly column. E-mail okeenews@newszap.com. Local churches host special programs

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ORTHOPAEDICS By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“ cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at w ork for our patients in Okeechobee.procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. FAMILY MEDICINE Hablamos Espaol Same Day Appointments Aliated with Raulerson Hospital RaulersonPrimaryCare.com 202 NE 2nd Avenue € Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 We Treat Kids Too!Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m.(863) 467-2159 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansFamily Physician € Pediatrics Physicals € Family Care & Medicine Womens Health € Well-child visits Welcome to Medicare visits September is Prostate Cancer Awarness MonthFREE Seminar on September 18 New Hope for Prostate Cancer: Advances in TreatmentsCall for Details € 863.467.9500Ramesh Kumar, MDBig Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee iPad Raf”e RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Benjamin Epstein, D.O.Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. We Treat Kids Too!Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries GYNECOLOGY Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health Issues J E. B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Infertility • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL • 863-763-8000 thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical 16 Okeechobee News August 27, 2014