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Friday, August 29, 2014 50¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 104 14.47 feetLast Year: 15.56 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee County leads the state in cattle according to the USDAs census of agriculture. By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners and Sheriff Paul May moved a little closer to a budget compromise at the commissions Thursday meeting. After the controversy over the 2013-14 budget, which ended in a compromise after the sheriff appealed the budget to the Governors Of“ ce, Sheriff May told the commissioners he would not be responsible for the jail or courthouse security in the 2014-15 “ scal year, unless they funded his total budget request for $14.8 million. With no legal precedent to determine if a sheriff can refuse to run the jail „ although some Florida sheriffs do not run the county jails „ the county decided to take the sheriff to court. During the 2014-15 budget discussions, the county has tentatively budgeted about $6 million for the jail operation and courthouse security „ the amounts the sheriff had proposed „ but balked at budgeting $8.8 million he requested for law enforcement. Law enforcement receives $459,686 from other sources including the money the school board contributes toward the salaries of the school resource of“ cers and grant funds. The sheriff had requested $8,341,477 from the county to fund the remainder of the law enforcement budget. The budget includes 102 full-time law enforcement positions, six school resource of“ cers and three part-time law enforcement positions. At the Thursday meeting, the sheriff said his department had done some numbers crunching and suggested a compromise of $14.5 million. Weve been crunching some “ gures over in our of“ ce also,Ž he said. Were willing to cut our budget request from the $14.8 million request to $14.5 million. I do that knowing that you hold our reserves. I dont hold them,Ž he said. At that $14.5, I will provide courthouse security. I can run the jail, I can run law enforcement. I think if that should happen the lawsuit Special to the Okeechobee News Okeechobee Main Street is excited to announce the 2014 All-American Labor Day Celebration in Flagler Park! This exciting three-day event opens on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. and continues through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, ending at 3 p.m. There will be a whole new By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The county assessments for county “ re/rescue and EMS services will remain the same as in 2013-2014 and garbage pickup fees will go down slightly, according to the resolutions approved at the Thursday, Aug. 28, meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission. The commission approved the Emergency Medical Services assessment rate at $64.60 per dwelling and $1.75 per room or space for hotel/motel/RV parks for EMS service. This is the same rate as in 2013-2014. Non-residential property will be assessed $0.0485 per square foot for commercial property and $0.0087 for industrial / warehouse. The Fire/Rescue assessment was approved with no change Sheriff, county closer to compromise Labor Day festival in Flagler Park Assessments for “ re and EMS unchangedCross country team ready for new season ... Page 23Vandals damage basketball court ... Page 10Skywarn weather spotter class ... Page 16 Pork chops purloined ... Page 12 Clrng Or Cti! By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The United States Department of Agriculture reports Okeechobee remains the number one county in Florida for cattle, calves and milk cows and that there are more farms in Okeechobee County now than in 2007. Spokesperson Mark Hudson said agriculture continues to be a Agriculture census shows growth in OkeechobeeSee CENSUS „ Page 5 See PARK „ Page 5 See EMS „ Page 5 See SHERIFF „ Page 10

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Special to the Okeechobee News Most child pedestrian fatalities occur during after-school hours. AAA warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians and bicyclists during, before, and after school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous for walking children. According to the National Highway Traf“ c Safety Administration (NHTSA), the highest percentage of fatalities among pedestrians under 15 occurred between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. (42 percent). Additionally, pedestrians made up 14 percent of fatalities related to traf“ c crashes in 2012. More than one-“ fth of all children under age 15 killed in traf“ c crashes were pedestrians. AAA stresses the importance of safety and responsibility while traveling, encouraging not only drivers, but also pedestrians and bicyclists to stay alert and be safe while en route to their destination. AAA recommends the following life-saving tips to keep you safe on the road:Drivers€ Follow the speed limit: € Watch your speed, especially in and around school zones. € Slow down! Speed limits in school zones are reduced for a reason. € Know and follow all traf“ c rules, signs and signals. € Obey all school zone signs, signals and markings. € Dont break the law! More than onethird of drivers roll through stop signs in school zones. Always come to a complete stop, checking carefully for children on sidewalks and in crosswalks before proceeding. € Eliminate distractions: Eat meals or snacks before or after your trip, “ nish dressing and personal grooming at home, and avoid cell phone use by storing it some place that is inaccessible while driving € Be Alert: Keep your eyes on the road at all times.Pedestrians/bicyclists€ Cross the street safely: Look left, right and left again. Be sure the street is clear before you cross. Use traf“ c signals and crosswalks when available to cross the street carefully. Walk, dont run. € Dont enter the roadway between cars, bushes or shrubs. € Signal your intentions when turning or passing while riding a bike. € Wear a properly-“ tted bicycle helmet. Helmets should be positioned on the head and low on the forehead, no more than two “ nger widths above the eyebrow. € Walk/ride in safe places: Use crosswalks when crossing the street and always walk on sidewalks when they are provided. If there is no sidewalk and you must walk on the street, only do so facing traf“ c, as this will help increase your visibility to drivers. Always ride in the same direction as traf“ c. € Be seen and be safe: Make it easy for drivers to see you. Dress in light colors, wear re” ective material or use a ” ashlight … especially in bad weather conditions where you must be extra careful. € Stay alert and avoid distractions: Texting and walking on the side of the road can be just as dangerous as texting while driving. As a pedestrian you have a responsibility to stay alert at all times. Use your eyes and ears as tools to keep you safe by putting awa y your cell phone and unplugging your ear buds while en route.Transporting children€ National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds parents that children under the age of 12 should ride in the back seat, using the appropriate child seat, booster seat or safety belt for their age and size. € If a child must ride in the front seat, the passenger seat airbag should be turned off. Never place a baby in a rear-facing seat in the front seat of a car with an active air bag. If youre forced to seat a child up front because the car is small or it lacks a backseat, slide the seat as far back as possible before installing the appropriate child safety seat or booster and turn the passenger seat airbag off. Refer to the your owners manual for information on the air bag ON-OFF switch. If you dont have an air bag on-off switch, consider getting a switch installed. You can get a brochure about retro“ tting ON-OFF switches and an installation request form b y visiting the air bag section of NHTSAs Web site, www.safercar.gov/airbags, or by calling the Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TDD 800-424-9153). Election€ It is pathetic that Okeechobee had such a low voter turnout. People complain about how things are don and yet they dont bother to vote. They say we need new leadership, but they dont bother to get to know the candidates and then vote to support someone new. € There are representatives who represent those who elect them and there are those representatives who represent themselves. There are voters who want their representatives to check in with them on issues. There are voters who want to hand their popular guy carte blanche to do what he wants. There are representatives who are swayed by the will of the public and there are representatives who are swayed by priv ate councils. € I would hope that those who won their races Tuesday night would be consistent in the arguments and positions they take „ not because it is the popular thing (or unpopular) to do, but because its the right thing to do for the community as a whole. € I hope those who won on Tuesday night take note of the number of people who did not vote for them. In both county commission races, more than 40 percent of the voters wanted the other guy. Neither election was a landslide or mandate. Remember, not everyone agrees with you. Also remember that you are there to represent all of the people and listen to all of the people. € Okeechobee needs to “ nd something and focus on that, so they can at least become noticeable on the map as a possible location for light industry or tourism. Right now with the current BOCC we have nothing but skid marks indicators of wasting energy with false hopes and failure. € Winning by a very narrow margin is a message,Ž to be sure. Some might say that such a margin might give a commissioner some food for thought when it comes to policy views. The BOCC game board has changed, and the alignments and policies will likely change. Well see, of course. With the BOCC one member short, and another in the lame duckŽ seat, the next few months will be interesting. Funding enables early educationThanks to funding provided by the Childrens Services Council of Okeechobee, the Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties has been able to provide early education services to the most vulnerable children in Okeechobee County. Since 2004, a monthly average of 498 children, ages of birth to “ ve, from working, low-income families have been enrolled in high-quality, educational childcare programs. Dependable, quality childcare enables parents to work or go to school knowing their children are safe and learning in a nurturing environment. If funding is lost in November, the 26 % poverty rate will continue to rise. Early edu cation can battle against this statistic by pro viding opportunities for children to be read y for kindergarten and low-income familie s to become self-suf“ cient. Studies prove tha t children who have early learning experienc es are better prepared to thrive in kindergar ten and beyond. Employers throughout Okeechobe e County bene“ t from a stable, educate d workforce. The future of Okeechobee is de pendent upon the many agencies that ar e funded by the Childrens Services Council o f Okeechobee County. Jacki Jackson CEO/executive director August 29, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter to the editor Publisher/Editor: Katrina ElskenCirculation Manager: Dee Gaudin 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 it is quicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.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 topics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating! A AA advises to avoid tragedy with driving safety tips

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kids zone for lots of fun and Crazy Mark the Clown! Free WI-FI will be available at the festival courtesy of Florida Broadband. Join your friends and bring your family to enjoy over 100 vendors and non-pro“ t organizations who will be on hand to entice you w ith amazing festival food items, specialty w ares and important information about our town. Come support local organizations as they attempt to help others in the community! Dont forget about the B.R.A.T. Club Labor Day parade on Monday beginning at 10 a.m. and Floridas Cowtown Rodeo on Sunday and Monday beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online at http:// www.okeechobeecattlemensassociation. com/. Adults are $12 and children under 12 are $5 and under 6 are free. For information about the festival, festival applications or if you would like to volunteer, contact Sharie Turgeon, Okeechobee Main Street at 863-357-6246 or info@okeechobeemainstreet.org. Visit us online at www.okeechobeemainstreet.org for event and membership information. PARKContinued From Page 1 power house state wide and at the county level as far as the economy is concerned and they expect continued growth in the industry. Every “ ve years, we mail a form to all agriculture producers which contain 500 questions approximately, including ones about demographics, age of the farmer, race, land area, crops grown, etc. We ask a lot of questions,Ž Hudson noted This is called the Agriculture census. One was conducted in 2007 and another in 2012. While Okeechobee remains strong in cattle, Glades County is ranked 11th among cattle and calves among Florida counties. Mr. Hudson said the total value of agriculture products sold in Glades County was $106 million, an increase of 25 percent from the 2007 census. Okeechobee saw an increase of 45 percent to $256 million. That is a lot of money and both of these counties are big power house players,Ž he noted. The census is very comprehensive with questions posed to farmers through the mail through two mailings and even one-on-one interviews. We try to capture and place everything under the sun in the census of agriculture.Ž Mr. Hudson said sugar prices have really rebounded in the last year and beef prices continue to be strong. Milk prices can ” uctuate but continue to hold their own, he added. The report shows 678 farms in Okeechobee that total 441,824 acres. The average size of a farm here is 652 acres. The estimated market value of land and buildings on an Okeechobee farm is nearly $3 million. Most of the farms in Okeechobee measure between 10 and 49 acres, 130 farms measure between 50 and 170 acres. According to the census, 196 farms grow crops over a total of 52,142 acres. Over 32,914 acres of crops were harvested. The report shows Okeechobee had 180,538 cattle and calves, including 88,046 beef cows, and 30,815 milk cows. It shows, 17,667 acres were used to grow hay; 6,400 acres were used for orchards; 3,704 acres were used to grow vegetables; 29 farms grew fruits or berries; 38 farms produced poultry and eggs; and 32 are horse farms. The number of beef cows grew from 62,284 in 2007 to 88,046 in 2012. Milk co w population grew slightly from 29,706 to 30,815. More cattle and calves were sold in 2012 as well. In 2007, 60,937 were sold while in 2012, 96,379 were sold. There were 1,719 farm workers with a total payroll of over $30.4 million in 2012. The report showed 1,996 acres are used to grow potatoes in Okeechobee County. Mr. Hudson said the land used for farming in Okeechobee grew by 31 percent in the 2012 census but noted that can be due to different de“ nitions. The average size of farms also grew. He noted the reason the market value of products sold rose was mostly due to cattle prices. Glades County had 331 farms, a total o f 442,750 acres. The estimated market value was on average just over $4 million. The average farm was 3,056 acres with 56,473 acres used for cropland, and 51,343 acres of crops harvested in 2012. The county had 63,007 cattle and calves. 35,807 acres were used to grow sugar cane and 1.2 million tons of sugar cane was harvested. Just under 9,600 acres were used for orchards. 244 farms produced cattle and calves, identical to the number in 2007 while the number o f animals rose from 55,526, to 63,007. 26,844 cattle and calves were sold in 2012 compared to 30,148 in 2007. The agriculture farm labor payroll was over $13.3 million in 2012. The most important thing to remember is our gratitude to the ranchers and farmers that responded to the survey for the census for agriculture, they provide the data to us and it is only as good as what is reported to us,Ž he noted. 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 29, 2014 The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce is disclosing this information to the public in order to enhance public safety, awareness, and protection. This information is not intended to increase fear: rather it is this agencys belief that an informed public is a safer public. This bulletin should be used only for information purposes. Citizen abuse of the information to threaten, intimidate, or harass offenders will not be tolerated, in any manner. The individual who appears in this bulletin have served the sentence imposed on them by the courts. They are NOT wanted by the police at this time. Sex offenders have always lived in the communities. The only change is the public is now better informed. Timothy Tucker is a white male, date of birth March 25, 1973, with brown hair and blue eyes. He is 56Ž and weighs 135 lbs. Address: 14565 N.W. 248 St., Okeechobee. If you have any questions regarding this bulletin, contact Michele at the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce at 763-3117, extension 240 or website http://www.fdle.state. ” .us. Sexual Predator Noti“ cation Today: Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 93F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Tonight: Isolated thunderstorms during the evening, then skies turning partly cloudy overnight. Low around 75F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%Extended ForecastSaturday : Partly cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 94F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Saturday Night : Isolated thunderstorms during the evening, then skies turning partl y cloudy overnight. Low 74F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Sunday : Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 93F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Timothy Tucker CENSUSContinued From Page 1 from the current year. The rate per residential property is $90, for hotel/motel/RV park $7.20 per space. Garbage collection rates in the county will go down by $7.69 per year to $220 per dwelling unit. EMSContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A female youth care staff member at the G4S facility on U.S. 441 N. has been arrested for allegedly having sexual relations with a male juvenile inmate. According to an arrest report Sara Erin Martin, 31, Mariposa Ave., Port St. Lucie, was arrested late Thursday afternoon on a felony charge of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. She will go before a “ rstappearance judge Friday morning, so her bond had not been set as of newspaper deadline. Detective Marty D. Faulkner, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), stated in his arrest report the woman and the 17-year-old boy had sex on several occasions in a bathroom. The teen told the detective Martin could be identi“ ed by a tattoo on her lower stomach and the teen drew him a sketch of the tattoo, added the report. The alleged indiscretions came to light when the teen was found to be in possession of contraband „ namely, a $20 bill supposedly given him by Martin. She reportedly gave him the money for his birthday. In his report, Detective Faulkner documents how Martin and the teen would meet every Monday around 9 p.m. or later in the bathroom adjacent to the kitchen. On at least one occasion Martin and teen laid a sheet on the ” oor. That sheet has been recovered, said the detective, and will be sent to an area lab to be checked for DNA. Detective Faulkners report does not indicate how long Martin has been employed at the facility, which was formerly known as Eckerds Youth Development Center (EYDC). Prior to that, the facility was known as the Okeechobee School for Boys. The report also does not indicate why the teen is being held at the facility, or how long he will be housed there. G4S staffer accused of having sex with inmate Sara Erin Martin Fearless Caregiver Conference planned at IRSCOverwhelmed by caregiving challenges? IRSC will host a Fearless Caregiver Conference presented by the Area Agency on Aging at the Williamson Conference Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Monday, Sept. 18 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Bring your questions to the experts. Lunch will be included. For information, call 954-362-8126.

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Steak, seafood dinners offeredThe Cypress Hut Eagles will serve choice ribeye steak and seafood dinners Friday, Aug. 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Hard Country. The public is invited. Saturday, Aug. 30, the Auxiliary will be serving spaghetti dinners and Michaels Memories will provide the music. Monday, sloppy joes will be served and Tuesday is the w eekly dart tournament with burgers. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863 467 1154.Labor Day roast plannedVFW North Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., w ill host bingo Friday, Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 30, at 1 p.m. Friday, karaoke w ill be 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 Chicken Parmesan dinner Sunday, Sept. 7, from 1 until 3 p.m. On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, from 3 until 6 p.m. there will be an ox roast for a donation of $9. Please call ahead to reserve a plate 863-763-0818. D&K Entertainment w ill be there. All proceeds will bene“ t our v eterans programs. The public is invited.Eagles to host a 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 a baked potato, garlic bread, salad and dessert. Music will be provided by Gerry Harmon from 7 until 11 p.m. The public is invited. Wednesday, Sept. 3, bingo will start at 6 p.m. There will be a jam session Sept. 13 as well as a barbecue. Both will start at 1 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2552.Christian singles potluck setA Christian 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 w ill 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.OCRA sign-ups continueOCRA has extended the football/cheerleading and fall baseball/softball registrations through Labor Day weekend. If you missed getting your child signed up, call 863-634-0515. All kids between the ages of 4 and 12 are eligible.VFW plans golf tourneyBig Lake VFW Post #10539 and the Okeechobee Veterans Council will host a golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Blue Heron Golf Club, 1925 S.E. Ninth Ave., starting at 8 a.m. The cost is $35 per person. All proceeds go to the veterans council to help veterans. On Sept. 1 Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve hamburgers and hot dogs for a donation starting at noon. The public is welcome. The music starts at 2 p.m. Sept. 11 there will be a lunch for the “ rst responders starting at noon. For information, call 863-763-2308.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Sunday night bingo Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene“ t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Sit & sew set for Sept. 2ConKerr Cancers next sit and sew will be held Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. Bring your sewing machine and child-friendly cotton fabric and sew with other ladies in our community who want to make a difference in the life of a child stricken with cancer or other lifechanging illnesses. Pillowcase kits will be available for you to sew at this meeting. For information, or to donate material, call Joan at 863-467-0290.Moose Lodge plans dinnerOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites the public to join them Friday, Sept. 5 for a pork loin dinner with salad, green beans, baked potato, Texas toast and dessert from 5 until 7 p.m. for an $8 donation. Music will be provided by Private Practice from 7 until 10 p.m. Proceeds will bene“ t Moose charities.Healthy Start board will meetThe Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. at the of“ ce located in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The coalition is part of a statewide network responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863462-5877.Air potato “ eld demo setAn Invasive Exotic Species and Management program is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the UF/ IFAS Okeechobee Extension of“ ce. There will be an air potato “ eld demonstration, presentations on herbicide safety, and identi“ cation of local invasive species, and what can be done about them. Partnerships, programs and assistance available will also be a focus of the days program. Persons interested in attending may preregister on-line at http:// fsp-workshop090414.eventbrite.com; or, by calling the UF/IFAS Okeechobee Extension of“ ce at 863-763-6469. There is a $20 fee.Retired educators to meetThe Okeechobee Retired Educators Association will meet Monday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef OBradys Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. Any retired educator is invited.Church offers bingoThe Sacred Heart Catholic Church will start playing bingo on Monday nights at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 8 Everyone is welcome. For information, call 863-763-3727.FFA alumni will meetOkeechobee FFA Alumni will have their “ rst meeting of the year Monday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at Yearling Middle School, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, in the classroom of Buddy Mills. Anyone is welcome. For information, call 863-610-2946.Udder Bunch plans meetingThe Okeechobee 4-H Udder Bunch Club will have their “ rst meeting of the year Monday, Sept. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. For information, call 863-610-2946. 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. 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! 6 Okeechobee News August 29, 2014 Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

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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 9 Okeechobee News A ugust 29, 2014

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can stop,Ž he said. He added that stopping the lawsuit to determine whether the sheriff can decline the responsibility of running the jail would save the county considerable money. The majority of the commissioners originally appeared to want to keep the budget down to 2013-14 level of $13.7 million. But after discussing the budget issue for several hours, considered coming up to $14.1 million. As discussion continued, the commissioners discussed $14.3 million. County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper made a motion to budget $14.5 million for law enforcement, jail and courthouse. It died for lack of a second. Later in the meeting, Commissioner Margaret Helton made a motion to budget $14.3 million and Commissioner Culpepper seconded it for discussion. But when the vote w as called, Commissioner Joey Hoover and Commissioner Culpepper voted against it. Commission Chairman Frank Irby started to vote in favor of the motion, but he was advised the chair only votes in the case of a tie. Commissioner Ray Domers recent death means there are only four members on the board. Commissioner Hoover said his position on the sheriffs budget has not changed. He said it might be a good idea for a judge to be involved. Like in a marriage, sometimes you get to the point you have to say, You and I arent going to be able to work this out. We need someone else to help us settle this. We need outside third party to look at our position and look at the sheriffs position and hopefully look at the taxpayers position,Ž he said. Sometimes you need a third party to look at it with an unbiased eye.Ž Commissioner Culpepper said he voted against the proposal because Sheriff May had not said he would agree to a $14.3 million compromise. The sheriff said he could not answer that question immediately, but needed time to go back and look at possible savings from combining the law enforcement, jail and courthouse security budgets. The commission set a special meeting for Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 9 a.m. to make a “ nal attempt to settle the sheriffs budget. Before the budget discussion started, two community members asked to address the county about the sheriffs department budget. This is a letter from Celeste (Tax Collector Celeste Watford) about my taxes,Ž said Frank Cunningham, waving his TRIM notice. Being an engineer, I have been calculating what I have to pay more if we gave the sheriff his money,Ž he said. It looks like it might be $75,Ž he said. If you went to 10 mills it might be $100.Ž He asked the commissioners to imagine a scenario. I live out there on 100 acres,Ž he said. I am alone. Its 2 oclock and I am awake. Somebody is on my property. I dont know who it is. In this hand, Ive got my 45 caliber pistol. In this hand Ive got my cell phone. Im talking to the sheriffs of“ ce dispatcher. The dispatcher is telling me Mr. Cunningham well get out there as soon as we can, but were short handed since we had to cut 20 deputies. The county has saved me $100 in my property taxes,Ž he said. At that time Id give $100,000 to see a deputy sheriff in my driveway,Ž he continued. The county is not what it was when I came here. There are a lot of mean people out there now. It was Mayberry when I came here 35 years ago,Ž he said. Its not Mayberry now. Take my 100 bucks and give the sheriff his money,Ž Mr. Cunningham said. I want that deputy sheriff to be there when I need him.Ž Rev. Paul Jackson took another point of view on the topic. To me, raising the tax millage to what is allowable by the state at 10 mills would be a mistake,Ž said Rev. Jackson. To me every constitutional of“ cer is supposed to have a budget that they can and will work with, with no exception,Ž he said. The county is not made out of gold,Ž he said. Its not Mayberry, but it aint Chicago,Ž he added. The taxpayers cant keep paying the money we dont have,Ž he said. The Lord promised all your needs. He dont promise your wants,Ž he said. In related business, the commissioners passed a resolution allowing the county to use money from the Land“ ll Trust Fund for the county jail budget if necessary. There will be a hearing next week (Sept. 5) where the county will ask the judge to maintain the status quo by requiring the sheriff to continue to operate the jail until there is a “ nal determination that is either the countys responsibility or the sheriffs responsibility,Ž explained County Attorne y John Cassels. Before you make the “ nal budget approval, we are wanting to provide the judge assurances that the sheriff is not being asked to run the jail without any money,Ž he said. The court hearing will be before the countys Sept. 11 budget hearing, he said. We are just trying to be fair to the judge, the public and the sheriff,Ž he said. Commissioner Hoover pointed out that this resolution encumbers $5.6 million o f the $6.5 million currently in the Land“ ll Trust Fund. Mr. Cassels said if they approve the jail funding in their regular budget on Sept. 11, that encumbrance will be satis“ ed. 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 MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Aug. 29TH Thurs., Sept. 4THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL”Fri., Tues., & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “THE NOVEMBER MAN”Fri., Tues., & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:10, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:10, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 R PG II: “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES”Fri., Tues., & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 10 Okeechobee News August 29, 2014 SHERIFFContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A hot-rodder did an estimated $1,500 in damages to the basketball court at the Okeechobee Sports Complex by doing burnouts. Whoever did these burnouts caused major damage which will need to be “ xed,Ž stated Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) Deputy William Jolly in his report. Deputy Jolly stated he answered the complaint around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. He stated someone drove onto the outdoor court at 640 N.W. 27th Lane and ... power braked their vehicle „ burning the paint away and cracking the concrete.Ž He went on to state the damage was done either sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. If you have any information regarding this incident, you are asked to contact the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce at 863763-3117. V andals damage hoop court at sports complex NRA Banquet slatedThe annual Okeechobee Friends of NRA Banquet and Fundraiser will be held Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Okeechobee KOA Convention Center, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The NRA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Proceeds from the event will support a wide range of “ rearm and hunter safety programs, youth and adult shooting sports programs and programs that educate the public about “ rearms in their historic, technological and artistic context. For information, to purchase tickets, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities call 863-634-8678, or go to www.friendsofnra.org. Tickets also available at The Gun Shop, 2020 S. Parrot Ave.

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Thanks to the honesty of an Okeechobee man, Detective James Pickering was able to recover two ri” es Wednesday that were taken in an Aug. 14 home burglary he is inv estigating. In that burglary a large number of items w ere taken, said the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) investigator. Among those items were: the ri” es; a commercialgrade mixer/blender; a barber chair; other kitchen items; a guitar; collector Barbie’ dolls; military medals, patches and chevrons; a television; and clothing that belonged to the female homeowners dead husband. Besides the ri” es, Detective Pickering has recovered the mixer, barber chair and guitar. He has also arrested two Okeechobee men for their alleged connection in the burglary. He went on to explain the homeowner w as not home at the time of the break-in and that her home was locked. Detective Pickering also explained that he received a phone call from a concerned citizen who told him he had recently purchased two ri” es from an individual. He then read an article about the burglary in the Friday, A ug. 22, edition of the Okeechobee News and was concerned the ri” es he bought may be the stolen guns. They were. The detective said the caller pointed out that he had been robbed before and he felt horrible about the thefts and wanted the ri” es returned to their rightful owner.Ž So now, we have two victims,Ž Detective Pickering said of the homeowner and caller. Detective Pickering said the .17 Remington Magnum ri” e and .17 HMR caliber ri” e are valued between $350 and $450 each. The two men „ Jamie Glenn Wilson and Charles Wayne Suarez „ have been arrested on felony warrants obtained by the OCPD investigator and are being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. Wilson, 32, N.E. 22nd Court, is charged w ith burglary of a structure while armed and two counts of grand theft. His bond has been set at $155,000. Suarez, 46, Brinkerhoff Lane, is charged w ith one count of burglary of a structure w hile armed and one count of grand theft. His bond has been set at $185,000. On Aug. 20 Detective Pickering arrested Suarezs father „Jerry Wayne Suarez, 63, N.W. Sixth Ave. „ on one count of dealing in stolen property because some of the items stolen in the burglary were found on his property. The elder Suarez was booked into the county jail on $5,000 bond. He has been released on bond. The detective was quick to point out that Jerry Suarez is not part of this (burglary) investigation,Ž even though some of the stolen items were either found in his home or in an apartment on the property. During that search of the mans home a Leitner-Wise AR-15 was found in a closet. That weapon, added the detective, was apparently taken in another burglary currently being worked by the police department. Detective Pickering said the AR-15 is valued at $2,500. In the Aug. 14 burglary of the home on N.E. Third Street, Detective Pickering said the thieves got, conservatively, $15,000 to $20,000 worth of items. They took so much from the home the homeowner doesnt know whats missing. They took their time and made several trips,Ž he added. They went there two to three times.Ž Detective Pickering went on to say his investigation is continuing and he is anticipating more arrests. You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST BAPTIST Join us for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern Gospel favorites, and piano and bass duets on th St. (approx. 6 miles north on 441)www.nbc-okeechobee.orgRev. Richard GilesSunday at 10:45am and 6pm., with Sunday School at 9:45am and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6pm. EPISCOPAL Advertise your church events or services here!Call 863.763.3134 today to inquire about pricing CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 9 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at churchofoursaviourokeechobee.org200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 Rocky II is NOW at Rocky’s Barber Shop 1809 S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee(Next to Pogey’s) Hours: Tues.-Fri 8am to 5pm Saturday 8am to 3pm(863) 447-9886 12 Okeechobee News August 29, 2014 Honest citizen returns stolen guns Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppDetective James Pickering, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), has recovered three guns that were apparently taken in two different burglaries. A ri” e case and the ri” es at the top and center were taken in an Aug. 14 break-in of a N.E. Third Street home. The AR-15 at the bottom of the photo was taken in another burglary. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man living in a U.S. 441 S.E. mobile home park had to change his dinner plans recently when someone stole his pork chops w hile they were thawing on his back porch. According to Deputy Mark Margerum, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), the man placed the two chops on his enclosed back porch around noon Friday, Aug. 22. When he went to retrieve them around 6:20 p.m. they were gone. Whoever took the chops was kind enough to leave the cookie sheet on which they were lying. The deputy indicated in his report the two chops were valued at $10. Deputy Margerum said the victim had no idea who took the meat, but he will press charges on the pork purloiner when they are caught. Thief pilfers mans chops

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Special to the Okeechobee News When someone catches sight of a panther or black bear and reports it to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the agencys biologists may use that sighting to help research and manage those species. Already, the publics willingness to report w here they see panthers and black bears in Florida is having a positive impact on what is known about where these large mammals live and reproduce in the state. Based on two years of online public reporting of panther sightings and nearly one year of online reports of bear sightings, biologists know more about what areas of Florida provide viable habitat for these species. A total of 1,537 Florida panther sightings were reported as of June 2014, of which 275 have been veri“ ed as panthers based on photos of the animal or its footprints. This includes the “ rst veri“ cation of a panther sighted near the Green Swamp north of Interstate 4 in central Florida. Primarily, the veri“ ed panther sightings are in southwest Florida. There also were a total of 2,257 Florida black bear sighting reports as of June 2014, with more than 500 of those reports containing uploaded photographs. Sightings of bears were reported in 59 of the states 67 counties. The FWC continues collection of panther sightings at MyFWC.com/PantherSightings, and bear sightings at MyFWC.com/BearSightings. Here people can “ nd information about the animals, including how to identify them, what to do or not do if they see one, and a Google map making it easy to pinpoint the sighting location. Someones excitement about seeing a Florida panther or black bear may translate into important scienti“ c information if that sighting is reported to the FWC,Ž said Carol Knox, the FWCs Imperiled Species Management section leader. The FWC is pleased that so many people are making the effort to be citizen scientists and sharing their sightings of panthers and bears. By doing so, the y are contributing to conservation of Floridas largest land mammals.Ž Soon, cooler weather will be on the wa y and more people will be resuming their outdoor pursuits. We hope people going outdoors to hunt, hike or pursue other recreational activities remember to share their bear sightings with us, particularly if it is a mother bear with cubs,Ž said FWC bear biologist Brian Scheick. For a list of the many FWC wildlife sightings, surveys and hotlines in which citizen scientists are invited to participate, go to MyFWC.com/get-involved/citizen-science/. Learn more about panthers at FloridaPantherNet.org and more about bears at MyFWC.com/Bear. 14 Okeechobee News August 29, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsOFC starts new year with photosThe Okeechobee High School Freshman Campus is off to a great start for the 2014-15 school year. Mrs. Fairchilds art classes ce lebrated the union of OHS and OFC. (left) Students took sel“ es during our “ rst day of school pep rally. (right) Mr. Adler prepares to take a freshman students picture in her graduation gown as a symbol of her commitment to graduate. Special to the Okeechobee NewsVisual Phonics trainingVisual Phonics is a strategy for providing multi-sensory support for phonics instruction. Visual Phonics is a teaching approach that can be applied to any phonics-based curriculum. This strategy/approach to teaching works off the premise that the more senses involved in learning, the easier, faster and more permanent the result. This training for Okeechobee County School Board staff was funded by the Okeechobee County School Board Of“ ce of Grants & Special Programs with the goal of increasing student learning. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Lady Brahman volleyball team got their season off on a positive note with an impressive three-game sweep of the Lincoln Park Lady Greyhounds Tuesday night in Okeechobee. The varsity won 25-11, 25-9 and 25-10 in an impressive match before the home fans. Coach Taylor Pritchard said she was able to empty the bench and give valuable playing time to all of her new players. We had almost completely freshmen and sophomores in the third game,Ž explained Pritchard. The girls were fantastic at being aggressive on every third hit and they swung on everything and played great defense.Ž Pritchard said the girls responded well to new positions and really learned something on the court. There was some confusion as some new girls played positions they were not quite used to but even with that they still came in and took care of business,Ž said the coach. Pritchard said this was a great way to start the season. The junior varsity squad was also impressive as they defeated LP A 27-25 and 25-17. The teams hosted Sebring on Thursday night. OHS volleyball team beats LPA Public sightings of panthers and bears help biologists

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THIS WEEK’S FEATURED VEHICLE MORE GREAT PRE-OWNED VALUES2014 Chevy Silverado 25004WD/Diesel$43,998 Stk #7158527P2011 Chrysler 300 Limited$19,998 Stk #7614328P2013 Toyota Avalon$23,198 Stk #7050505P2013 Chevy Tahoe Sunroof/DVD$33,998 Stk #7315335P2010 Buick Lacrosse CXS$19,998 Stk #7271564T2012 Dodge Durango Crew$27,998 Stk #7159270T2011 Cadillac Escalade Premium$43,998 Stk #7188224P2014 Buick Enclave Leather$33,338 Stk #7124624P2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Lmtd$34,298 Stk #7255617P2012 Nissan Maxima 3.5S$19,698 Stk #7547353P 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 29, 2014The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in” uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). € Hivan Rolando Medrano, 29, S.E. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 22 by Deputy Richard Varnadore on an Okeechobee County warrant on a felony charge of driving while license suspended. He is being held without bond. He was later arrested on a DOC warrant charging him with violation of probation driving while license suspended-habitual offender. He is being held without bond on that charge also. € Gary Gene Miller, 29, N.E. 51st Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 22 by Deputy Heath Hughes on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false ownership information to a pawnbroker. His bond was set at $20,000. € Kenneth Robinson, 43, Okeechobee, w as arrested Aug. 22 by Deputy John Hazy on felony charges of burglary of an occupied dwelling and grand theft, and the misdemeanors of criminal mischief and battery. His bond was set at $20,000. € Joshua Allen Nichols, 24, N.W. 282nd St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 23 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a felony charge of resisting a law enforcement of“ cer with violence, and the misdemeanors of driving under the in” uence and reckless driving. His bond was set at $1,250. € Tiffany Dawn Frederick, 17, S.E. 31st St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 24 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a juvenile take and hold warrant charging her with the felonies of burglary of a structure, grand theft-auto and unlawful possession of a “ rearm. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. € Eric Anselmo, 19, S.W. Second Way, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 24 by Sergeant Justin Bernst on a felony charge of violation of probation burglary of an occupied dwelling. He is being held without bond. € Robert Francis Medina, 41, Moonglow A ve., Lake Placid, was arrested Aug. 25 by Deputy Jose Garduno on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of high speed or wanton ” eeing and the misdemeanor of driving while license suspended. His bond on those charges was set at $27,500. He was also arrested on a second Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of failure to appear driving while license suspended and failure to appear ” eeing and eluding a law enforcement of“ cer. He is being held without bond on those charges. € Robert Joel Suggs, 28, N.E. 106th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 25 by Deputy Jose Garduno on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the misdemeanors of violation of probation driving under the in” uence and violation of probation driving while license suspended. He is being held without bond. € Emmanuel Ferdinand Safo, 55, N.E. 13th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 26 by Deputy Yero Todman on a charge of felony battery. His bond was set at $7,500. € Jeffrey Wayne Allen, 29, N.W. 17th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 26 by Of“ cer Chad Troutman on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of petit theft. His bond was set at $2,500. € Christopher Lance English, 24, S.E. 35th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 26 by Detective Javier Gonzalez on a felony charge of dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $10,000. € Michael Leonardo Strozier, 25, S.E. 97th Trail, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 26 by Detective Mark Shireman on felony charges of grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a secondhand metals recycler. His bond was set at $16,000. € Aneta Lashawn Boswell, 34, S.E. 37th Trail, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 27 by Deputy Timothy Porter on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. Her bond was set at $5,000. € Aurelio Barron-Torres, 34, N.E. 71st Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 27 by Deputy Richard Varnadore on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of child abuse by intentional in” iction of physical injury. He was released on his own recognizance. € Megan Carol-Ann Marker, 24, S.E. 33rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 27 by Deputy Ronald Brown on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of possession of a controlled substance (hydromorphone). She was released on her own recognizance. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“ rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Amendment 2 legalization of marijuana, info offeredThe Republican Party of Okeechobee invites the public to its Monday, Sept. 15 meeting at Beef OBradys, 608 S. Parrott Ave., starting at 7 p.m. Major Noel Stephen, from the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce, will have a presentation on Amendment Two „ legalization of marijuana. Come early if you want to order your dinner. For information, call 863-532-2482.Agri-Civic Center open to public for exercisingUnless an event is taking place, the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center grounds are open to area residents for exercise activities such as walking, running and bike riding on a daily basis. The gate on S.R. 70 is open from 7 a.m. until dusk for residents to access the roads and parking lots within the facility. While the county encourages area residents to take advantage of the opportunity to use the facility grounds for exercise, the staff asked everyone to help keep the facility clean by not littering.

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16 Okeechobee News August 29, 2014 Crossword Puzzle The Melbourne of“ ce of the National Weather Service (NWS) in partnership with the Okeechobee County Division of Emergency Management and the Okeechobee County Amateur Radio Emergency Service Club (ARES) have scheduled a SKYWARN weather spotter class on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. The class will be conducted at the Okeechobee County Emergency Operations Center, 707 N.W. 6th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972. The SKYWARN program helps to save lives during severe weather emergencies by expanding networks of spotters who provide real-time conditions to radar meteorologists who are hard at work at the NWS of“ ce in Melbourne. SKYWARN spotters include Ham Radio operators, emergency responders and communication dispatchers, citizen groups and you. Scott Spratt, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the weather service in Melbourne coordinates these training classes with emergency management agencies and other groups throughout east-central Florida. The SKYWARN spotters are an invaluable resource to our warning meteorologists. They provide the meteorologists with the local conditions on the ground. This assists our forecasters in the process of issuing timely severe weather warnings to protect the public when severe weather threatens.Ž If you would like to attend a SKYWARN weather spotter class, contact Scott Spratt at the Melbourne NWS Of“ ce at 321-255-0212 X223 or visit their website; http://www.srh. noaa.gov/mlb/?n=skywarn for more information on the local SKYWARN program. You can also contact Mitch Smeykal, Okeechobee County Division of Emergenc y Management 863-763-3212 for more information. SKYWARN Spotter Class planned in OkeechobeeACROSS 1 Corp.-partnership hybrids 5 Turkish title 8 Prepare for a trip 12 Icy-road application 13 Intravenous substance 16 Final or midterm 17 Reader of product instructions 18 Fool check writers? 20 Verbalized 22 Do unto __ ...Ž 23 Hoodwink companies? 25 High spirits 29 Take out, as text 30 Award recipient 31 Give it a shotŽ 32 Papal crown 35 Bank tellers call 36 Swindle court appointees? 39 Pail-of-water fetcher of rhyme 42 Japanese cartoon art 43 Kenny Gs horn 46 Como or Crosby, notably 49 Infuriate 51 Prom attendee 52 Mislead groups of vacationers? 54 Visit briefly 56 Certain 57 Pull a fast one on proctors? 61 Evens up 63 Away from the wind 64 Dog-__: folded at the corner 65 Grabs a bite 66 Change direction 67 Classified messages 68 Word before fall or ball DOWN 1 Pelican State sch. 2 Cowboy using a rope 3 In a tidy way 4 Bitter discord 5 Org. with Titans and Chiefs 6 Doom partner 7 Em and Bee 8 Income sources for retirees 9 Cut with a pink slip 10 52-Down, for one 11 Metric measures: Abbr. 14 KindaŽ suffix 15 Californias San __ Padres 19 Nana 21 Me, tooŽ 23 Ill. summer hrs. 24 Jockeys strap 26 Before, to Byron 27 Nickname on the range 28 Nevertheless 30 Big name in spydom 33 Partly open 34 Hosiery mishap 36 Religious place of seclusion 37 Black cat crossing ones path, to some 38 Rates on Monopoly deeds 39 Store founder Penney and golfer Snead 40 Wrath 41 Actor Chaney 43 Lizardlike 44 Go along with 45 Ballot box fillers? 47 Quick message 48 Unevenly notched, as leaves 50 Paths to take 52 1980s-90s Olds 53 When right turns may be allowed 55 Educ. fundraiser 57 Ohio NBAer 58 Cheer for a matador 59 Born, in wedding announcements 60 60s activist gp. 62 U-turn from NNE By Jerry Edelstein (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC06/10/1406/10/14ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewisxwordeditor@aol.com Barnyard Buddies meeting set for Saturday, Sept. 13The Barnyard Buddies is a small animal noncompetitive 4-H club for children 5 to 18 years old. Members learn how to select and care for small animals, including rabbit, poultry, dogs, cats, “ sh, snakes, gerbils, guinea pigs and hamsters. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month from September through May usually at 10 a.m. in the extension of“ ce. The “ rst meeting of this year will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at the 4-H extension of“ ce, 458 U.S. 98 N. Enrollment forms will be available at the “ rst meeting or at the of“ ce.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesMOHAWK CONSTRUCTION INC. FILL SHELL, ASPHALT MILLINGS, SAND, STONE, MULCH, TOP SOIL. LARGE OR SMALL QUANTITIES DELIVERED OR PICK-UP, NEAR TOWN. JOSH 634-9486 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time NOW HIRING LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Donnie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP• minimum of 2 years driving experience • clean driving record Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! MAGNOLIA PACKING INC, a fresh vegetable packing house, is looking for a PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR with three (plus) years produce experience. Must be bi-lingual and be willing to work long hours during the season. Email your resume to royboy01@bellsouth.net DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full TimeNeeded CLASS A CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 5:00. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 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 Shop here first! The classified ads 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 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! ApartmentsFOR RENT FURNISHED EFFICIENCY CABIN FOR 1 OR 2 PEOPLE INCLUDES WATER ELECTRIC CABLE AND GARBAGE PICK-UP MUST HAVE REFERENCES, RENT $600/MO. 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Houses RentOKEECHOBEE 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 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 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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 17 Okeechobee News A ugust 29, 2014

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Public Notice Boats17FT 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 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF OFFICE CLOSURE Dr Masood Hashmi will be closing his of ce, Space Coast Neurology at 109 NE 19th Drive, Okeechobee FL 34972 on September 15, 2014. After September 15, 2014 all requests for medical records should be mailed to the following address; Attn. Dr Masood Hashmi PO Box 13759 Mesa, AZ 85216 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS #2014-15 AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING OWNERSHIP & MANAGEMENT Okeechobee County has acquired and rehabilitated 4 single family residences through an NSP3 grant, for disposition as affordable rental housing for low to middle income households. The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners hereby requests proposals from quali ed entities to acquire and manage the rental properties. The affordability period is 15 years for 3 properties, and 20 years for the single new residence. Proposals must be received at the Okeechobee County Clerk to the Board’s Of ce, 304 N. W. 2nd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972, by 3:00 p.m. on September 23, 2014. A Pre-Proposal meeting will be held September 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in room 201. For additional information and instructions, call Deborah Belcher of Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc., NSP3 Administrator for Okeechobee County, at 850-893-0694, e-mail debroumelis@earthlink.net. 467012 ON 8/29/2014 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction of stored personal property from Okeechobee Store-NLock to be conducted at the following locations in Okeechobee, FL: WEST 2701 Hwy 70 West and NORTH 3050 SW 3rd Terrace The auction will be held to pay unpaid storage fees (pursuant to the Florida statutes, Section 83.806). Public Auction to be held on September 6, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m at the WEST location. We will then proceed to the NORTH location. All payments must be made in full, CASH ONLY by the date/time of auction. WEST ANGELA GILLOTTI, Unit # 7-38 DANIELLE ARNOLD Unit # 7-43 RASHIEKA MINONODO Unit # 8-16 VALENTINE MARTINEZ Unit # 9-29 NORTH SOBEIDA RODRIGUEZ Unit # N0064 LEMMIE PRESCOTT Unit # N0079 JOSEPH MOORE Unit # N0080 SHAKIRA MAYS Unit # N0175 MERYL HIGH-ANDERSON Unit # N0135, N0139, & N0181 466909 ON 8/22,29/2014 Public Notice NOTICE AS TO THE EXCHANGE OF COUNTY REAL PROPERTY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida, will hold a public hearing on September 11, 2014, at 9:00 O’Clock A.M., in the Okeechobee County Courthouse, County Commission Chambers located at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving comments in consideration of the adoption of a resolution ratifying the conveyance of the north 2 1/2 acres of the parcel upon which Fire Station Number 4 is located, in exchange for 2 1/2 acres adjacent to the east property line of the re station in order to provide additional road frontage along NE 168th Street, Okeechobee County, Florida. Fire Station Number 4 is located at 1199 NE 168th Street, Okeechobee, Florida. A copy of this Notice of Intent will be available for public inspection at the County Commission of ce, Room 106, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida each week day, Monday through Friday, except holidays between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, he will need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Frank Irby, Chairman BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Sharon Robertson, Clerk BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 466910 ON 8/22,29/2014 Invitation to Comment on Proposed Okeechobee County Supplemental Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners intends to apply for de-obligated/unobligated disaster recovery Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Funds may be from the DEO’s 2006 (A or Z), 2008 (K) or 2008 (DREF) Supplemental allocations, based upon DEO’s review of available funding. DEO is prioritizing affordable multifamily rental housing, and needs to complete the projects by late 2015. Okeechobee County is proposing to fund the construction of 2 duplexes (a total of 4 apartments) on SE 10th Avenue at SE 4th Street. The proposed construction would build-out the existing duplex complex nanced by a state HHRP grant, using the remaining County owned lots on that block. In addition to providing 4 more affordable rental units for lower income households, this development would place the vacant County property back on the tax roll and eliminate the need for continued maintenance by the County. The proposed budget for the project is approximately $450,000, for construction of the apartments according to current City requirements for new development (sidewalk and stormwater drainage), and all utility connections and associated fees. The budget also contains an administrative allowance of 2.5%, not to exceed 3%. For additional information regarding the grant application, contact Deborah Belcher, telephone 850-893-0694, e-mail debroumelis@earthlink.net. Written comments will be accepted by Robbie Chartier, County Administrator, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, e-mail rchartier@co.okeechobee. .us, and must be received by September 10, 2014. The project will also be discussed at the 9/11/2014 Board of County Commissioners meeting that begins at 9:00 a.m. in the historic courthouse, second oor, 304 NW 2nd Street. 467011 ON 8/29/2014 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Public Notice NOTICE OF OUA MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility Authority Of ces, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will hold a Public Hearing as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to consider modi cations of Resolution 14-03 dealing with operating rules and regulations of the Okeechobee Utility Authority and water/sewer Rates. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will hold a Public Hearing as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to discuss FY 2015 Budget and approve Resolution 14-04. A copy of the proposed Rate changes and Resolutions is available for viewing at the of ce of the Executive Director, Okeechobee Utility Authority Of ces, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be met by contacting the Executive Director’s Of ce at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, by any person wishing assistance. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record. BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY John F. Hayford Executive Director 467010 ON 8/29/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD112 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2506 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 6 LOT 47 BLOCK 64 1-05-37-35-0060-00640-0470 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RAMON IRIZARRY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466318 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD113 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2508 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 6 LOT 53 BLOCK 64 1-05-37-35-0060-00640-0530 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MARIA D RODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466319 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD109 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2493 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 5 LOT 80 BLOCK 59 1-05-37-35-0050-00590-0800 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BARRY BIONDO Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466315 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD110 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2504 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 6 LOT 45 BLOCK 64 1-05-37-35-0060-00640-0450 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: G VALENTIN VICTOR M VALENTIN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466316 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD100 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that WOONGYE CHUNG the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1933 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT 86 HUDSON LAKE RANCHES UNRECORDED PLAT A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN A PORTION OF SECTION 24 TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH RANGE 34 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 24 THENCE SOUTH 01 DEG 00 MIN 00 SEC WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 24 FOR 766.91 FEET THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 00 MIN 00 SEC EAST FOR 338.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING SAID POINT BEING THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 1985.00 FEET A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 14 DEG 05 MIN 31 SEC AND FROM SAID POINT A RADIAL LINE BEARS SOUTH 10 DEG 15 MIN 15 SEC WEST THENCE EASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE FOR 488.21 FEET THENCE SOUTH 29 DEG 38 MIN 17 SEC WEST FOR 524.73 FEET THENCE NORTH 66 DEG 40 MIN 43 SEC WEST FOR 381.96 FEET THENCE NORTH 79 DEG 38 MIN 39 SEC WEST FOR 8.55 FEET THENCE NORTH 18 DEG 55 MIN 49 SEC EAST FOR 473.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 5.09 ACRES 1-26-36-34-0010-00000-0860 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: THE OKEECHOBEE GROUP LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 18th day of September, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466173 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD103 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC 2012 LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2333 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: WHISPERING PINES HEIGHTS LOT 41 1-04-37-35-0020-00000-0410 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: EDGAR OCHOA ERASTO OCHOA PAULA OCHOA Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466311 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 18 Okeechobee News August 29, 2014 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!

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Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD105 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2490 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 5 LOT 61 BLOCK 59 1-05-37-35-0050-00590-0610 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOSE RAUL MARRERO VELEZ PISTEROS AND DISPLAYS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466313 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD098 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ANTHONY & LORI KIBLER the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 863 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 24 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 24 22 34S 33E 1-22-34-33-0A00-00024-L000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LESSONN VEDRINE MIFRANE VEDRINE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 18th day of September, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466170 ON 8/8,15,22,29/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD099 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WOONGYE CHUNG the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3738 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOT 2 BLK 26 3-15-37-35-0010-00260-0020 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LEROY PAGE JR ESTATE MARY CAMPBELL WANDA PAGE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 18th day of September, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466175 ON 8/8,15,22,29/2014 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD108 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC 2012 LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3861 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOT 4 BLOCK 204 3-21-37-35-0020-02040-0040 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: TERESA HOLLOMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466321 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD107 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC 2012 LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3753 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOT 11 & E 1/2 OF LOT 12 BLOCK 42 3-15-37-35-0010-00420-0110 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JANET L ESTRELLA Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466320 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD111 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2505 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 6 LOT 46 BLOCK 64 1-05-37-35-0060-00640-0460 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GENOVEVA VALENTIN VICTOR VALENTIN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466317 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD097 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 256 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT F OF TRACT 23 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 23 12 34S 33E 1-12-34-33-0A00-00023-F000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GENITE BEAUPLAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 18th day of September, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466169 ON 8/8,15,22,29/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD095 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TOM FELDT the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1519 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 25 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 25 29 34S 33E 1-29-34-33-0A00-00025-P000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ROXAN GARDNER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 18th day of September, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466172 ON 8/8,15,22,29/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD106 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2491 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 5 LOT 62 BLOCK 59 1-05-37-35-0050-00590-0620 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOSE RAUL MARRERO VELEZ PISTEROS AND DISPLAYS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466314 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice CONCURRENT NOTICE NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS August 29, 2014 Name of Responsible Entity: Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners Address: 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Telephone Number (863) 763-6441 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by Okeechobee County. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about September 16, 2014, Okeechobee County will submit a request to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974, as amended. The project to be undertaken is referred to as “Oak Park Stormwater Collection and Conveyance (Drainage)”. It is located in the Oak Park subdivision in unincorporated Okeechobee County, and will reduce ooding in this residential area. Stormwater will be collected from SE 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd Streets and SE 34th Terrace, and discharged into the existing ditch on SE 32nd Avenue. The funding includes approximately $222,132 from CDBG 11DB-1Q-07-57-01-PS34, $929,000 from FEMA through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, and possibly $88,000 from an existing County grant from Florida DEP. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT Okeechobee County has determined that the project will have no signi cant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on le at the Deputy County Administrator’s of ce, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M to 4:30 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Jim Threewits, Deputy County Administrator, at the above address. All comments must be received by September 15, 2014. Comments will be considered prior to the County requesting a release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS Okeechobee County certi es to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and HUD that Frank Irby in his/her capacity as Chairman, Board of County Commissioners, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satised. The State’s approval of the certi cation satis es its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the County to use the CDBG funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS DEO will accept objections to its release of funds and the Okeechobee County certi cation for a period of fteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certi cation was not executed by the Certifying Of cer of Okeechobee County; (b) the County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or nding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written nding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures at 24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76 and shall be addressed to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CDBG Program, MSC-400, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6508. Potential objectors should contact Okeechobee County to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Name and Title of Local Government’s Certifying Of cer: Frank Irby, Chairman, Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners466994 ON 8/29/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 14000201CAAXMX U.S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. PAMELA KAY SCHNELL AKA PAMELA SCHNELL, et al, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: PAMELA KAY SCHNELL AKA PAMELA SCHNELL, 3590 SE 8TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PAMELA KAY SCHNELL AKA PAMELA SCHNELL, 3590 SE 8TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 UNKNOWN TENANT #1, 3590 SE 8TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 UNKNOWN TENANT #2, 3590 SE 8TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: LOTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK 26, A REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.. more commonly known as 3590 Southeast 8th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 This action has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney, GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A., whose address is 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110, Tampa, Florida 33607, on or before 30 days after date of rst publication and le the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 18th day of August, 2014. Sharon Robertson OKEECHOBEE County, Florida By: Arlene Nealis 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. 466891 ON 8/22,29/2014 19 Okeechobee News A ugust 29, 2014 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds

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Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD102 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC 2012 LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2121 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 14 TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 54 MIN 17 SEC EAST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 14 AND THE CENTERLINE OF SR S15C FOR A DISTANCE OF 545.50 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DEG 35 MIN 37 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH RW LINE OF SAID SR S15C FOR POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 01 DEG 35 MIN 37 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 80.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 54 MIN 17 SEC WEST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 14 FOR A DISTANCE OF 255.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 01 DEG 35 MIN 37 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 80.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE AFORESAID SOUTH RW LINE OF SR S15C THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEG 54 MIN 17 SEC EAST ALONG SAID RW LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 255.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING SUBJECT TO A COMMON EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS THE EAST 17.5 FEET AND THE WEST 17.5 FEET THEREOF LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE WEST 1/2 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14 TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-14-34-35-0A00-00002-0170 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BOBBY FRALIX REBECCA FRALIX AKA BECKY FRALIX AKA REBECCA E FRALIX Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466310 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF CHANGE IN DATES FOR REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the September City Council Meetings, which are regularly scheduled for the rst and third Tuesday of each month will be changed to the third and fth Tuesday, (these changes are only for the month of September, 2014); speci c dates as follows: September 2, 2014 meeting has been cancelled September 16, 2014, Regular Session in conjunction with the First Public Hearing for proposed 2014/2015 Fiscal Year Budget September 30, 2014, Regular Session in conjunction with the Final Public Hearing for proposed 2014/2015 Fiscal Year Budget The meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the City Clerk’s Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Council in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item MUST be provided to the City Clerk for the City’s records. By: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 467015 ON 8/29/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD104 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2485 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 5 LOT 25 BLOCK 58 1-05-37-35-0050-00580-0250 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RAY LEE VALENTIN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466312 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 ENMIENDAS CONSTITUCIONALES PROPUESTAS SOBRE LAS QUE SE VOTAR EL 4 DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2014 AVISO DE ELECCI"N Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente noti co que se llevarn a cabo elecciones en cada condado de la Florida, el 4 de noviembre del 2014, para la aprobacin o el rechaz o de una propuesta de modi cacin de la constitucin del Estado de la Florida. No. 1 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO X, SECCI"N 28 (Iniciativa) Ttulo de la boleta: Conservacin de aguas y tierras: dedicar fondos para adquirir y restaurar tierras objeto de conservacin y recreacin en el Est ado de Florida Resumen de la boleta: Provee fondos para el Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras con el n de adquirir, restaurar, mejorar y administrar tierras objeto de conservacin, entre ellas pantanos y bosques; el hbitat de peces y vida silvestre; tierras que protegen los recursos hdricos y las fuentes de agua potable, incluidos los Everglades, y la calidad del agua en ros, lagos y arroyos; playas y costas; tierras de recreacin al aire libre; establecimientos agrcolas y ganaderos en actividad, y emplazamientos histricos o geolgicos. Para ello se dedicar el 33% de los ingresos netos obtenidos del impuesto especial existente sobre documentos durante 20 aos. Declaracin sobre impacto nanciero: Esta enmienda no incrementa ni reduce los ingresos estatales. El ingreso estatal limitado para los propsitos especi cados en la enmienda se estima en $648 millones para el ao scal 2015-16 y aumenta a $1.268 mil millones hacia el vigsimo ao. Si eso traer como consecuencia gastos estatales adicionales depende de futu ras acciones legislativas y no puede determinarse. De la misma manera, tampoco puede determinarse el impacto sobre los ingresos de gobiernos locales, si los hubiera. No se prevn costos de gobiernos locales. Texto completo: ARTCULO X VARIOS SECCI"N 28. Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras.a) Con vigencia el 1 de julio del ao posterior a la aprobacin de esta enmienda por parte de los votantes y durante un perod o de 20 aos a partir de esa fecha de entrada en vigor, el Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras recibir no menos del 33% de los ingresos netos derivados del impuesto especial existente sobre documentos, tal como se de ne en los estatutos vigentes al 1 de enero de 2012, enmendados de tanto en tanto, o de cualquier impuesto sucesor o de reemplazo, despus de que el Departamento de Hacienda deduzca primero un cargo de servicio con el n de pagar los costos de recopilacin y aplicacin del impuesto especial sobre documentos. b) El dinero del Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras se emplear nicamente con los siguientes propsitos: 1) Como lo establece la ley, para nanciar o re nanciar: la adquisicin o mejora de tierras, reas de agua y derechos inmobiliarios relacionados, entre ellos las servidumbres de conservacin y los recursos para tierras objeto de conservacin, como, por ejemplo, pantanos, bosques y hbitat de peces y vida silvestre; reas de administracin de vida silvestre; tierras qu e protegen los recursos hdricos y las fuentes de agua potable, entre ellos las tierras que protegen la calidad y cantidad del agua en ros, lagos, arroyos, manantiales, y tierras que brindan recarga de agua subterrnea y sistemas acuferos; tier ras en el rea agrcola de los Everglades y el rea de proteccin de los Everglades, como estn de nidas en el Artculo II, Seccin 7(b); playas y costas; tierras de recreacin al aire libre, incluidos senderos recreativos, parques y espa cios abiertos urbanos; paisajes rurales; establecimientos agrcolas y ganaderos en actividad, emplazamientos histricos o geolgicos; junto con la administracin, restauracin de sistemas naturales y mejoramiento del acceso pblico o disfrute recrea tivo de las tierras objeto de conservacin. 2) Para el pago del servicio de la deuda sobre los bonos emitidos conforme al Artculo VII, Seccin 11(e). c) El dinero depositado en el Fondo Fiduciario de Adquisicin de Tierras, tal como se de ne en los estatutos vigentes al 1 de enero de 2012, no estar mezclado ni se mezclar con el Fondo de Ingresos Generales del Estado. No. 2 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO X, SECCI"N 29 (Iniciativa) Ttulo de la boleta: Uso de marihuana para algunas enfermedades Resumen de la boleta: Permite el uso mdico de la marihuana a las personas con enfermedades debilitantes, segn lo determine un mdico autorizado por el Estado de Florida. Permite a los cuidadores asistir a los pacientes en el uso mdico de marihuana. El Departamento de Salud deber inscribir y regular los centros que producen y distribuyen marihuana con nes mdicos y debern extender tarjetas de identi cacin a pacientes y cuidadores. Se aplica nicamente a las leyes del Estado de Florida. No autoriza infracciones de la ley federal ni ningn uso, posesin o produccin de marihuana con nes que no sean mdicos. Declaracin sobre impacto nanciero: El aumento de costos generado por esta enmienda para el gobierno estatal y los gobiernos locales no puede determinarse. Habr a ctividades adicionales de regulacin y aplicacin asociadas a la produccin y venta de marihuana con nes mdicos. Las tarifas compensarn al menos en parte los costos de regulacin. Si bien el impuesto sobre la venta se aplica a las compras, los cambios scales no pueden determinarse de manera razonable, dado que, si no existe una accin legislativa o administrativa estatal, no est claro en qu medida la marihuana con nes mdicos estar exenta de impuestos. Texto completo: ARTCULO X VARIOS SECCI"N 29. Produccin, posesin y uso de marihuana con nes mdicos.(a) POLTICA PBLICA. (1) El uso mdico de marihuana por parte de un paciente cali cado o un cuidador personal no est sujeto a responsabilidad ni a sanciones penales o civiles conforme a las leyes del Estado de Florida, excepto segn se indica en esta seccin. (2) Un mdico autorizado por el Estado de Florida no estar sujeto a responsabilidad penal o civil ni a sanciones, conforme a l as leyes del Estado de Florida, por extender un certi cado mdico a una persona diagnosticada con una enfermedad debilitante de conformidad con esta seccin.(3) Las acciones y el comportamiento de un centro de tratamiento de marihuana con nes mdicos inscrito ante el Departamento, o sus empleados, segn se contempla en esta seccin y en cumplimiento de las reglam entaciones del Departamento, no estarn sujetos a responsabilidad ni a sanciones penales o civiles conforme a las leyes del Estado de Florida, excepto segn se indica en esta seccin. (b) DEFINICIONES. A los nes de esta seccin, las siguientes palabras y trminos tendrn los siguientes signi cados: (1) “Enfermedad debilitante” signi ca cncer, glaucoma, estado positivo del virus de inmunode ciencia humana (VIH), sndrome de inmunode ciencia adquirida (SIDA), hepatitis C, esclerosis lateral amiotr ca (ELA), enfermedad de Crohn, enfermedad de Parkinson, esclerosis mltiple u otras enfermedades para las cuales, a criterio del mdico, los bene cios del uso mdico de la marihuana probablemente seran superiores a los riesgos potenciales para la salud de un paciente.(2) “Departamento” signi ca el Departamento de Salud o su agencia sucesora. (3) “Tarjeta de identi cacin” signi ca un documento emitido por el Departamento que identi ca a una persona que tiene un certi cado mdico o a un cuidador personal de por lo menos veintin (21) aos de edad que ha aceptado asistir a un paciente cali cado en el uso mdico de marihuana. (4) “Marihuana” tiene el signi cado otorgado al cannabis en la Seccin 893.02(3) de los Estatutos de Florida (2013). (5) “Centro de tratamiento de marihuana con nes mdicos” signi ca una entidad que adquiere, cultiva, posee, procesa (incluido el desarrollo de productos relacionados tales como alimentos, t inturas, aerosoles, aceites o ungentos), transere, transporta, vende, distribuye, despacha o administra marihuana, productos que contienen marihuana, suministros relacionad os o material educativo a pacientes cali cados o a sus cuidadores personales y que est inscrito ante el Departamento. (6) “Uso mdico” signi ca la adquisicin, posesin, uso, entrega, transferencia o administracin de marihuana o suministros relacionados por parte de un paciente cali cado o un cuidador personal para ser usados por un paciente cali cado para el tratamiento de una enfermedad debilitante. (7) “Cuidador personal” signi ca una persona de por lo menos veintin (21) aos de edad que ha aceptado asistir a un paciente cali cado en el uso mdico de marihuana y tiene una tarjeta de identi cacin de cuidador emitida por el Departamento. Un cuidador personal no puede asistir a ms de cinco (5) pacientes por vez. Un empleado de un proveedor de cuidados pali ativos o de un centro mdico o de un hogar de ancianos puede actuar como cuidador personal para ms de cinco (5) pacientes cali cados, segn lo permite el Departamento. Est prohibido para los cuidadores personales consumir marihuana obtenida para el uso personal y mdico del paciente cali cado. (8) “Mdico” signi ca un mdico autorizado por el Estado de Florida. (9) “Certi cado mdico” signi ca un documento por escrito rmado por un mdico, en el que se indica que, en la opinin profesional del mdico, el paciente sufre de una enfermedad debili tante, que los bene cios potenciales del uso mdico de la marihuana probablemente sean superiores a los riesgos para la salud del paciente, y se indica durante cunto tiempo el m dico recomienda el uso mdico de marihuana para el paciente. Un certi cado mdico slo puede extenderse despus de que el mdico haya realizado un examen fsico del paciente y una evaluacin completa del historial mdico del paciente (10) “Paciente cali cado” signi ca una persona a la que se le ha diagnosticado una enfermedad debilitante, que tiene un certi cado mdico y una tarjeta de identi cacin vlida de paciente cali cado. Si el Departamento no comienza a emitir tarjetas de identi cacin dentro de los nueve (9) meses posteriores a la fecha de entrada en vigor de esta seccin, un certi cado mdico vlido servir como tarjeta de identi cacin de paciente para permitir que una persona se convierta en “paciente cali cado” hasta tanto el Departamento comience a emitir tarjetas de identi cacin. (c) LIMITACIONES. (1) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin afectar a las leyes referidas al uso no mdico, posesin, produccin o venta de marih uana. (2) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin autoriza el uso de marihuana con nes mdicos a cualquier persona que no sea un paciente cali cado.(3) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin permite la operacin de un vehculo de motor, embarcacin o aeronave mientras se est bajo la in uencia de la marihuana. (4) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin requiere que se infrinjan las leyes federales o pretende otorgar inmunidad conforme a las leyes federales. (5) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin requerir adaptacin alguna para el uso mdico de marihuana en ningn lugar de educaci n o trabajo, ni para fumar marihuana con nes mdicos en ningn sitio pblico. (6) Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin requerir que ningn proveedor de seguros de salud u organismo o autoridad del gobiern o reembolse a ninguna persona por los gastos relacionados con el uso mdico de marihuana. (d) OBLIGACIONES DEL DEPARTAMENTO. El Departamento deber emitir reglamentaciones razonables y necesarias para la implementaci n y aplicacin de esta seccin. El propsito de las reglamentaciones es garantizar la disponibilidad y el uso seguro de marihuana con nes mdicos por parte de los pacientes cali cados. Es obligacin del Departamento promulgar reglamentaciones de manera oportuna. (1) Implementacin de reglamentaciones. Con el objeto de otorgarle al Departamento tiempo su ciente despus de la aprobacin de esta seccin, las siguientes reglamentaciones debern promulgarse a ms tardar seis (6) mes es despus de la fecha de entrada en vigor de esta seccin: a. Procedimientos para la emisin de tarjetas de identi cacin de paciente cali cado a las personas portadoras de certi cados mdicos, y estndares para la renovacin de dichas tarjetas de identi cacin. b. Procedimientos para la emisin de tarjetas de identi cacin de cuidador personal a personas cali cadas para asistir a un paciente cali cado en el uso mdico de marihuana, y estndares para la renovacin de dichas tarjetas de identi cacin. c. Procedimientos para la inscripcin de Centros de Tratamiento de Marihuana Con Fines Mdicos, que incluyan procedimientos par a la emisin, renovacin, suspensin y revocacin de inscripciones, y estndares para garantizar la seguridad informtica, el mantenimiento de registros, anlisis, etiquetado, inspeccin y seguridad. d. Una reglamentacin que de na la cantidad de marihuana que podra considerarse un suministro adecuado y razonable para el uso mdico de los pacientes cal i cados, sobre la base de las mejores pruebas disponibles. Esta presuncin referida a la cantidad puede contrarrestarse con pruebas del uso mdico apropiado por parte de un paciente cali cado en particular. (2) Emisin de tarjetas de identi cacin e inscripciones. El Departamento comenzar a emitir tarjetas de identi cacin de paciente cali cado y cuidador personal, y tambin iniciar la inscripcin de Centros de Tratamiento de Marihuana Con Fines Mdicos a ms tardar nueve (9) meses despus de la fecha de entrada en vigor de esta seccin. (3) Si el Departamento no emite las reglamentaciones, o si el Departamento no comienza a emitir tarjetas de identi cacin y a inscribir a Centros de Tratamiento de Marihuana Con Fines Mdicos dentro de los plazos establecidos en esta seccin, cualquier ciudadano del Estado de Florida tendr derecho a valerse de recursos judiciales para obligar al cumplimiento de las obligaciones constitucionales del Departamento. (4) El Departamento deber proteger la con dencialidad de todos los pacientes cali cados. Todos los registros que contengan la identidad de los pacientes cali cados debern ser con denciales y estar exentos de divulgacin pblica excepto con nes mdicos o referidos al cumplimiento de la ley vlidos. (e) LEGISLACI"N. Nada de lo contenido en esta seccin limitar a la legislacin para promulgar leyes coherentes con esta dispos icin. (f) DIVISIBILIDAD. Las disposiciones contenidas en esta seccin son divisibles, y si cualquier tribunal competente declara la i nvalidez de cualquier clusula, oracin, prrafo o seccin de esta medida, o su aplicacin, las dems disposiciones continuarn vigentes en la mayor medida posible. No. 3 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO V, SECCIONES 10, 11 (Asamblea Legislativa) Ttulo de la boleta: Nombramiento Eventual para Ciertos Cargos Judiciales Vacantes Resumen de la boleta: Proponer una enmienda a la Constitucin del Estado en la que se establezca que el Gobernador debe cubrir las vacantes eventuale s en los cargos judiciales que estn sujetos a elecciones de retencin cuando los jueces o magistrados se encuentren por cumplir la edad legal para jubilarse o en el supuesto de que no cali quen para la eleccin de retencin; y permitir los nombramientos eventuales si un juez o magistrado no se retiene en su cargo en una eleccin de retencin. En la actualidad, el Gobernador no puede cubrir una vacante prevista hasta que termine el mandato del ju ez o magistrado actual. Texto completo: ARTCULO V PODER JUDICIAL SECCI"N 10. Retencin; eleccin y mandatos.(a) Cualquier juez o magistrado puede cali car para la retencin, la cual se produce mediante el voto de los electores en la prxima eleccin general que sea anterior a la conclusin del mandato del juez o magistrado por las causas establecidas por ley. Cuando Si un juez o magistrado no est habilitado para ser retenido o no cumple con los requisitos para la retencin, se producir una v acante eventual al nalizar el periodo de cali cacin de retencin a n de nombrar un juez o magistrado sucesor, y se producir una vacante en ese cargo judicial a la nalizacin del mandato cumplido por el juez o magistrado. Cuando un juez o magistrado cali que como tal para la retencin, en la boleta se deber leer claramente lo siguiente: “Deber el Magistrado (o Juez) ...(nombre del juez o magistrad o)... de la...(nombre de la corte)... ser retenido en el cargo judicial?” Si la mayora de los electores cali cados que votan dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte eligen retenerlo, entonces, el juez o magistrado continuar ejerciendo sus funciones durante un periodo de seis aos. Este mandato del juez o magistrado que ha sido retenido comenzar el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero siguiente a la eleccin general. Si la mayora de los electores cali cados que votan dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte eligen no retenerlo, una vacante eventual se producir inmed iatamente luego de la eleccin general con la nalidad de nombrar a un juez o magistrado sucesor, y se producir una vacante en ese cargo judicial a la nalizacin del mandato cumplido por el juez o magistrado. (b)(1) Se deber mantener el mtodo de eleccin de jueces de circuito sin perjuicio de las disposiciones de la sub-seccin (a), excepto que la mayora de los votantes en la jurisdiccin de dicho circuito aprueben la opcin local de elegir a los jueces de circuito mediante el sistema de seleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin en lugar de mediante una eleccin. La eleccin de los jueces de circuito deber realizarse mediante el voto de electores cali cados dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte. (2) Se deber mantener el mtodo de eleccin de los jueces de la corte del condado, sin perjuicio de las disposiciones de la su b-seccin (a), excepto que la mayora de los votantes en la jurisdiccin de dicho condado aprueben la opcin local de elegir a los jueces del condado mediante el sistema de seleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin en lugar de mediante u na eleccin. La eleccin de los jueces del Condado deber realizarse mediante el voto de electores cali cados dentro de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte. (3)a. En la eleccin general del ao 2000 se deber votar en cada jurisdiccin territorial de circuito y de condado para decidi r si el modo de elegir a los jueces de circuito y a los jueces del condado ser mediante el sistema de seleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin en lugar de mediante una eleccin. Si los electores votan por no ejercer esta opcin local, es ta opcin no podr someterse a votacin de los electores en esa jurisdiccin hasta que hayan transcurrido al menos dos aos. b. A partir del ao 2000, cada circuito puede presentar la opcin local de eleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin o de l a eleccin de jueces de circuito, segn corresponda, al presentar una solicitud ante el encargado de los registros estatales. Dicha solicitud deber estar rmada por un nmero de electores igual a por lo menos el diez por ciento de los votos emitidos en la jurisdiccin de ese circu ito en la ltima eleccin presidencial efectuada. c. A partir del ao 2000, cada condado puede presentar la opcin local de eleccin por mrito y elecciones de retencin o la el eccin de los jueces del condado, segn corresponda, al presentar una solicitud ante el supervisor de las elecciones. Dicha solicitud deber estar rmada por un nmero de electores igual a por lo menos el diez por ciento de los votos emitidos en el condado en la ltima elec cin presidencial efectuada. Los mandatos de los jueces de circuito y los jueces de condado sern de seis aos. SECCI"N 11. Vacantes.(a)(1) Siempre que se produzca una vacante en un cargo judicial sujeto a la eleccin de retencin, el gobernador deber cubrir la vacante mediante el nombramiento de una persona entre al menos tres y no ms de seis personas nominadas por la comisin judicial de nombramientos correspondiente, por un periodo que nalizar el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero del ao siguiente a las prximas elecciones generales que se efecte n al menos un ao despus de la fecha del nombramiento. (2) Siempre que se produzca una vacante eventual en un cargo judicial sujeto a la eleccin de retencin, el gobernador deber c ubrir esa vacante eventual mediante el nombramiento de un juez o un magistrado de entre al menos tres personas y no ms de seis personas nominadas por la comisin judicial de nombramientos correspondiente. El plazo del nombramiento co mienza cuando naliza el plazo del cargo que qued vacante y concluye el primer martes luego del primer lunes de enero del ao siguiente a la prxima eleccin general. (b) El gobernador deber cubrir cada vacante de una corte de circuito o de una corte de condado, en donde los jueces sean elegi dos por mayora de votos de los electores, al nombrar a una persona entre no menos de tres y no ms de seis personas nominadas por la comisin judicial de nombramientos correspondiente, por un periodo que concluye el primer martes lueg o del primer lunes de enero del ao que sigue a eleccin primaria y general que se efecte por lo menos un ao despus de la fecha del nombramiento. Se deber realizar una eleccin para cubrir ese cargo judicial por el periodo del ca rgo que comienza al nalizar el periodo del cargo por nombramiento. (c) Los nombramientos se debern realizar dentro de los treinta das desde que se ha producido la vacante o vacante eventual, e xcepto que el gobernador extienda el perodo por un lapso que no podr exceder los treinta das. El gobernador deber realizar el nombramiento dentro de los sesenta das desde que los nombramientos hayan sido certi cados ante el gobernador. (d) Tal como lo establece la legislacin general, debern existir diferentes comisiones judiciales de nombramientos para el Tri bunal Supremo, para cada tribunal de apelacin de distrito, y para cada circuito judicial en todos los juzgados de primera instancia del circuito. Las comisiones judiciales de nombramientos debern establecer reglamentos de procedimiento uni formes en cada nivel del sistema judicial. Tales reglamentos, o cualquier parte de ellos, podrn ser derogados por las leyes generales promulgadas con la mayora de votos de cada cmara de la Asamblea Legislativa, o por el Tribunal Suprem o de Justicia con el voto concurrente de cinco magistrados. A excepcin de las deliberaciones realizadas por las comisiones judiciales de nombramientos, los procedimientos de las comisiones y sus registros debern estar abiertos al pblico. 464451 CN 8/28;9/25/2014 ON 8/29;9/24/2014 20 Okeechobee News August 29, 2014 Need to Find a Doctor?Check out our Medical Directory in Wednesday and Fridays Okeechobee News

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD096 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3589 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LAR KEE LAKES LOTS 8 AND 9 BLOCK 4 LAR KEE LAKES 2ND ADDITION FOR MOBILE HOMES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-04-38-36-0040-00040-0080 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MARILYN S GUTHRIE PERKINS MAURICE E GUTHRIE MYRTLE M GUTHRIE AKA MYRTLE MAE GUTHRIE AKA MYRTLE MAE HEWITT AKA MYRTLE HEWITT GUTHRIE AKA MYRTLE MAE FOSTER Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 18th day of September, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466174 ON 8/8,15,22,29/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD101 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that GEORGE AND WHITNEY MCMILLAN the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1503 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT B TRACT 19 WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 19 SECTION 29 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-29-34-33-0A00-00019-B000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RUBEN SEDA Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466309 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD094 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TOM FELDT the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1518 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT J OF TRACT 25 WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 25 SECTION 29 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-29-34-33-0A00-00025-J000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RAQUEL SEARCHWELL SHANE SEARCHWELL Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 18th day of September, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466171 ON 8/8,15,22,29/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2014 DR 258 Division: Domestic Crecencio Calvillo, Petitioner and Betty Jo Devault, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: Betty Jo Devault Last known Address: 7857 NE 16th St. Okeechobee, FL 34972 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Crecencio Calvillo whose address is 7857 NE 16th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 on or before 9-8-14, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit’s Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le the Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 8-4-2014 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ DEBRA GOODRICH Deputy Clerk 466669 ON 8/8,15,22,29/2014 Public Notice PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2014 NOTICE OF ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on November 4, 2014, for the rati cation or rejection of a proposed revision to the constitution of the State of Florida. No. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE X, SECTION 28 (Initiative) Ballot Title: Water and Land Conservation Dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands Ballot Summary : Funds the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands including wetlands and fore sts; sh and wildlife habitat; lands protecting water resources and drinking water sources, including the Everglades, and the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams; beaches an d shores; outdoor recreational lands; working farms and ranches; and historic or geologic sites, by dedicating 33 percent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents for 20 years. Financial Impact Statement: This amendment does not increase or decrease state revenues. The state revenue restricted to the purposes speci ed in the amendment is estimated to be $648 million in Fiscal Year 2015-16 and grows to $1.268 billion by the twentieth year. Whether this results in any additional state exp enditures depends upon future legislative actions and cannot be determined. Similarly, the impact on local government revenues, if any, cannot be determined. No additional local government costs a re expected. Full Text: ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS SECTION 28. Land Acquisition Trust Fund.a) Effective on July 1 of the year following passage of this amendment by the voters, and for a period of 20 years after that e ffective date, the Land Acquisition Trust Fund shall receive no less than 33 percent of net revenues derived from the existing excise tax on documents, as de ned in the statutes in effect on January 1, 2012, as amended from time to time, or any successor or replacement tax, after the Department of Revenue rst deducts a service charge to pay the costs of the collection and enforcement of the excise tax on documents. b) Funds in the Land Acquisition Trust Fund shall be expended only for the following purposes: 1) As provided by law, to nance or re nance: the acquisition and improvement of land, water areas, and related property interests, including conservation easements, and resources for conservation lands including wetlands, forests, and sh and wildlife habitat; wildlife management areas; lands that protect water resources and drinking water sources, including l ands protecting the water quality and quantity of rivers, lakes, streams, springsheds, and lands providing recharge for groundwater and aquifer systems; lands in the Everglades Agricultural Area and the Everglades Protection Area, as de ned in Article II, Section 7(b); beaches and shores; outdoor recreation lands, including recreational trails, parks, and urban open space; rural landscapes; working farms and ranches; historic or geologic sites; together with management, restoration of natural systems, and the enhancement of public access or recreational enjoyment of conservation lands. 2) To pay the debt service on bonds issued pursuant to Article VII, Section 11(e). c) The moneys deposited into the Land Acquisition Trust Fund, as de ned by the statutes in effect on January 1, 2012, shall not be or become commingled with the General Revenue Fund of the state No. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTARTICLE X, SECTION 29 (Initiative) Ballot Title: Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions Ballot Summary: Allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients’ medical use of marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes and shall issue identi cation cards to patients and caregivers. Applies only to Florida law. Does not authorize violations of federal law or any non-medical use, possession or production of marijuana Financial Impact Statement: Increased costs from this amendment to state and local governments cannot be determined. There will be additional regulatory and enforcement activities associated with the production and sale of medical marijuana. Fees will offset at least a portion of the regulatory costs. While sales t ax may apply to purchases, changes in revenue cannot reasonably be determined since the extent to which medical marijuana will be exempt from taxation is unclear without legislative or state administ rative action. Full Text: ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS SECTION 29. Medical marijuana production, possession and use.(a) PUBLIC POLICY. (1) The medical use of marijuana by a qualifying patient or personal caregiver is not subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions under Florida law except as provided in this section. (2) A physician licensed in Florida shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions under Florida law for issu ing a physician certi cation to a person diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition in a manner consistent with this section. (3) Actions and conduct by a medical marijuana treatment center registered with the Department, or its employees, as permitted by this section and in compliance with Department regulations, shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability or sanctions under Florida law except as provided in this section. (b) DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this section, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings: (1) “Debilitating Medical Condition” means cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunode ciency virus (HIV), acquired immune de ciency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or other conditions for which a physician believes th at the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient. (2) “Department” means the Department of Health or its successor agency. (3) “Identi cation card” means a document issued by the Department that identi es a person who has a physician certi cation or a personal caregiver who is at least twenty-one (21) years old and has agreed to assist with a qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana. (4) “Marijuana” has the meaning given cannabis in Section 893.02(3), Florida Statutes (2013). (5) “Medical Marijuana Treatment Center” means an entity that acquires, cultivates, possesses, processes (including development of related products such as food, tinctures, aerosols, oils, or ointments), transfers, transports, sells, distributes, dispenses, or administers marijuana, products containing marijuana, related supplies, or educational materials to qualifying patients or their personal caregivers and is registered by the Department. (6) “Medical use” means the acquisition, possession, use, delivery, transfer, or administration of marijuana or related supplie s by a qualifying patient or personal caregiver for use by a qualifying patient for the treatment of a debilitating medical condition. (7) “Personal caregiver” means a person who is at least twenty-one (21) years old who has agreed to assist with a qualifying pa tient’s medical use of marijuana and has a caregiver identi cation card issued by the Department. A personal caregiver may assist no more than ve (5) qualifying patients at one time. An employee of a hospice provider, nursing, or medical facility may serve as a persona l caregiver to more than ve (5) qualifying patients as permitted by the Department. Personal caregivers are prohibited from consuming marijuana obtaine d for the personal, medical use by the qualifying patient. (8) “Physician” means a physician who is licensed in Florida. (9) “Physician certi cation” means a written document signed by a physician, stating that in the physician’s professional opinion, the patient suff ers from a debilitating medical condition, that the potential bene ts of the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks for the patient, and for how long the physician reco mmends the medical use of marijuana for the patient. A physician certi cation may only be provided after the physician has conducted a physical examination of the patient and a full assessment of t he patient’s medical history. (10) “Qualifying patient” means a person who has been diagnosed to have a debilitating medical condition, who has a physician c erti cation and a valid qualifying patient identi cation card. If the Department does not begin issuing identi cation cards within nine (9) months after the effective date of this section, then a valid physician certi cation will serve as a patient identi cation card in order to allow a person to become a “qualifying patient” until the Department begins issuing identi cation cards. (c) LIMITATIONS. (1) Nothing in this section shall affect laws relating to non-medical use, possession, production or sale of marijuana. (2) Nothing in this section authorizes the use of medical marijuana by anyone other than a qualifying patient. (3) Nothing in this section allows the operation of a motor vehicle, boat, or aircraft while under the in uence of marijuana. (4) Nothing in this law section requires the violation of federal law or purports to give immunity under federal law. (5) Nothing in this section shall require any accommodation of any on-site medical use of marijuana in any place of education o r employment, or of smoking medical marijuana in any public place. (6) Nothing in this section shall require any health insurance provider or any government agency or authority to reimburse any person for expenses related to the medical use of marijuana. (d) DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT. The Department shall issue reasonable regulations necessary for the implementation and enforcemen t of this section. The purpose of the regulations is to ensure the availability and safe use of medical marijuana by qualifying patients. It is the duty of the Department to promulgate regulatio ns in a timely fashion. (1) Implementing Regulations. In order to allow the Department suf cient time after passage of this section, the following regulations shall be promulgated no later than six (6) months after th e effective date of this section: a. Procedures for the issuance of qualifying patient identi cation cards to people with physician certi cations, and standards for the renewal of such identi cation cards. b. Procedures for the issuance of personal caregiver identi cation cards to persons quali ed to assist with a qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana, and standards for the renewal of such identi cation cards. c. Procedures for the registration of Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers that include procedures for the issuance, renewal, su spension, and revocation of registration, and standards to ensure security, record keeping, testing, labeling, inspection, and safety. d. A regulation that de nes the amount of marijuana that could reasonably be presumed to be an adequate supply for qualifying patients’ medical use, b ased on the best available evidence. This presumption as to quantity may be overcome with evidence of a particular qualifying patient’s appropriate medical use. (2) Issuance of identi cation cards and registrations. The Department shall begin issuing qualifying patient and personal caregiver identi cation cards, as well as begin registering Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers no later than nine months (9) after the effective date of this section. (3) If the Department does not issue regulations, or if the Department does not begin issuing identi cation cards and registering Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers within the time limits set in this section, any Florida citizen shall have standing to seek judicial relief to compel compliance with the Department’s constitutio nal duties. (4) The Department shall protect the con dentiality of all qualifying patients. All records containing the identity of qualifying patients shall be con dential and kept from public disclosure other than for valid medical or law enforcement purposes. (e) LEGISLATION. Nothing in this section shall limit the legislature from enacting laws consistent with this provision. (f) SEVERABILITY. The provisions of this section are severable and if any clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this measur e, or an application thereof, is adjudged invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction other provisions shall continue to be in effect to the fullest extent possible. No. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 10, 11 (Legislature)Ballot Title: Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution requiring the Governor to prospectively ll vacancies in a judicial of ce to which election for retention applies resulting from the justice’s or judge’s reaching the mandatory retirement age or failure to qualify for a retention election; and allowing prospec tive appointments if a justice or judge is not retained at an election. Currently, the Governor may not ll an expected vacancy until the current justice’s or judge’s term expires. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 10. Retention; election and terms.(a) Any justice or judge may qualify for retention by a vote of the electors in the general election next preceding the expirat ion of the justice’s or judge’s term in the manner prescribed by law. When If a justice or judge is ineligible for retention or fails to qualify for retention, a prospective vacancy is deemed to occur at the conclusion of the qualifying period for retention for the purpose of appointing a successor justice or judge, and a vacancy shall exist in that o f ce upon the expiration of the term being served by the justice or judge. When a justice or judge so quali es, the ballot shall read substantially as follows: “Shall Justice (or Judge) ...(name of justice or judge)... of the ...(name of the court)... be retained in of ce?” If a majority of the quali ed electors voting within the territorial jurisdiction of the court vote to retain, the justice or judge shall be retained for a term of six years. The term of the justice or judge retained shall commence on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January following the general election. If a majority of the quali ed electors voting within the territorial jurisdiction of the court vote to not retain, a prospective vacancy is deemed to occur immediately following the general election for the purpose of appointing a suc cessor justice or judge, and a vacancy shall exist in that of ce upon the expiration of the term being served by the justice or judge. (b)(1) The election of circuit judges shall be preserved notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) unless a majority of those voting in the jurisdiction of that circuit approves a local option to select circuit judges by merit selection and retention rather than by election. The election of circuit judges shall be by a vote of the quali ed electors within the territorial jurisdiction of the court. (2) The election of county court judges shall be preserved notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) unless a majority o f those voting in the jurisdiction of that county approves a local option to select county judges by merit selection and retention rather than by election. The election of county court judges shall be by a vote of the quali ed electors within the territorial jurisdiction of the court. (3)a. A vote to exercise a local option to select circuit court judges and county court judges by merit selection and retention rather than by election shall be held in each circuit and county at the general election in the year 2000. If a vote to exercise this local option fails in a vote of the electors, such option shall not ag ain be put to a vote of the electors of that jurisdiction until the expiration of at least two years. b. After the year 2000, a circuit may initiate the local option for merit selection and retention or the election of circuit ju dges, whichever is applicable, by ling with the custodian of state records a petition signed by the number of electors equal to at least ten percent of the votes cast in the circuit in the last preceding elec tion in which presidential electors were chosen. c. After the year 2000, a county may initiate the local option for merit selection and retention or the election of county cour t judges, whichever is applicable, by ling with the supervisor of elections a petition signed by the number of electors equal to at least ten percent of the votes cast in the county in the last preceding e lection in which presidential electors were chosen. The terms of circuit judges and judges of county courts shall be for six years. SECTION 11. Vacancies.(a)(1) Whenever a vacancy occurs in a judicial of ce to which election for retention applies, the governor shall ll the vacancy by appointing for a term ending on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January of the year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointmen t, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. (2) Whenever a prospective vacancy occurs in a judicial of ce for which election for retention applies, the governor shall ll the prospective vacancy by appointing a justice or judge from among at least three persons but not more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. The term of the appoin tment commences upon the expiration of the term of the of ce being vacated and ends on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January of the year following the next general election. (b) The governor shall ll each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date o f appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to ll that judicial of ce for the term of the of ce beginning at the end of the appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a vacancy or prospective vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within sixty days after the nominations have been certi ed to the governor. (d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, each district co urt of appeal, and each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, ve justices concurring. Except for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. 4644452 CN 8/28;9/25/2014 OK 8/29;9/24/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF FORFEITURE COMPLAINT On or about July 17, 2014, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce seized the following property: U.S. CURRENCY IN THE AMOUNT OF $17,060.00 and intends to seek forfeiture under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. The above only to be published in The Okeechobee News once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks. Please send proof of publication directly to Mr. Robert L. Kilbride, Esq., Counsel for the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce, 3473 SE Willoughby Boulevard, Stuart, Florida 34994. Please call Robert L. Kilbride, Esq. at 772-287-4444 if you have any questions. 466923 ON 8/29;9/5/2014 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: RegistrationBlue Moon Designs Under which we expect to engage in business at: 4142 SE 28th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Richard Blackwood Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 26th day of August, 2014. BY: Richard Blackwood 466982 ON 8/29/2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that the following vehicles will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S.. 713.78 on the sale dates at the locations below at 9:00 a.m. to satisfy towing and storage charges. 1988 Chevrolet 1G1FP21F6JL146965 Sale Date:09/12/2014 Location:Rapid Auto Disposal Incorporated 4870 US hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 Lienors reserve the right to bid. 466992 ON 8/29/2014 21 Okeechobee News A ugust 29, 2014

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Okeechobee County School Board 2014 Annual Report Student Scoring as Level 1 and Level 2 on the Reading Portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)Changes proposed to the Student Progression Plan include addition of language on Florida Standards, explanation and criteria for Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning Options, language on the Early High School Graduation option, changes in Dual Enrollment, Middle School Early Warning System, Cum Laude recognition for seniors, and other legislative mandates. Grade Total Number Tested Number Scoring at Level 1 Percent Scoring at Level 1 Number Scoring at Level 2 Percent Scoring at Level 2 Numbers Scoring at Levels 1 and 2 Percent Scoring at Levels 1 and 2 35407314%11922%19236% 44668919%16435%25354% 54197718%14033%21752% 645410523%13430%23953% 748813027%13828%26855% 846112427%14531%26958% 945211726%15835%27561% 104227618%13131%20749%Third Graders Promoted to Fourth Grade for Good Cause ELL/LEP students with less than 2 years in ESOL Students with disabilities (SWD) not tested on FCAT per IEP Students passing an alternative assessment Students demonstrating pro“ciency through a portfolio SWD retained once with 2+ years of remediation Students retained twice with 2 or more years of remediation Total promoted with Good Cause 3221845281Student Retained (not promoted) in Grades 3 through 10 Grade Number Retained End-Of-Year Membership Percent Retained 3425407.78% 424660.43% 554191.19% 664541.32% 7134881.43% 874611.52% 95445211.95% 104742211.14% 23 Okeechobee News August 29, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee cross country team has the right number of bodies this year now they must generate the right number in terms of race times. Ten girls and 18 boys showed up for the “ rst day of practice this month to run cross country. Coach A.J. Mayernik said more runners showed up than normal, not all were in phenomenal condition, but were still interested in getting a head start on the season. I have big shoes to “ ll. Coach Julie Halsey did an excellent job with the team and I will try to continue that success,Ž he noted. Mayernik said the kids appear pretty motivated and his message to them is to enjoy the sport and have fun. He explained it is a building year for the girls team as they look to “ nd someone to replace the team leader for the past four y ears, Tabatha Henry. We have a lot of new girls who are just learning to run distance. They are starting to feel good about themselves and are starting to realize they can do this. I have seen their interest and motivation sparked,Ž he said. Temperatures have hovered in the low to mid 90s for much of the practice sessions at the high school and the soccer complex but the kids attitudes have remained positive. Mayernik predicts the boys team has a chance to advance past regional this year. The team quali“ ed for regional last year and has the ability to go ever further this year. If we can keep them in a tight pack and they all “ nish within one minute of one another, those are the teams that usually move onto state,Ž he added. Mayernik is impressed with sophomore Daniel Shelley and the work he has put in to get ready for the season. Other key runners include Manny Gaona and Gerardo Saucedo. Another runner to look out for is senior Lucas Penido. Senior Charleigh Heater is hoping the girls have a good season once they get accustomed to the sport. She emphasized its more about being a team and working together to improve each others skills. I try to be friendly and make the girls feel welcome. I think we can go far. It is just a matter of getting them motivated. After the “ rst race theyll know what to expect and be ready,Ž she added. Heater gets motivation from her mom and from former team captain Henry. She also praised the coaches, the exercises and routine and the support the team receives from the school. I see a ton of improvement. At “ rst we were kind of slower and easily exhausted but here we are actually practicing and the girls are picking up the pace trying to beat each other,Ž she noted. Heater said the team is really encouraged because they get to host districts again. She noted they get a home court advantage by knowing the course and the terrain and how to pace themselves. Her future goals are to attend a major university and pursue a career in the surgical “ eld. Mayernik has taken the team down to Lake Okeechobee to learn how to handle hills as they run up and down the dike. He believes the physical and mental work on the hills will help the team in the long run. That is a big complaint from the runners not being able to handle the hills. Its only a muscle change and weve been working a lot on that,Ž he added. Penido said he is excited about his senior year. He also swims and plays tennis. He predicts the cross country team can make state if they put in the work. We have big hopes and a lot of good runners. We may have lost a star runner in Hernan (Baltazar) but I think we have more consistency in the ranks and our times have been decreased,Ž he added. Penido intends to study archeology, anthropology or even oceanography in college and is a scholar athlete. He said he tries to lead by example and enforce the team rules. Running is an individual sport but you want to push the guys at the top so they can lead the team. You can lead a horse to water but you cant make it drink. I help everybody and make sure they put in the miles so we can be competitive,Ž he said. Senior Manny Gaona joked his McDonalds fast food diet was the key to his running success last year. He ultimately won the team MVP award as a junior. He said he feels good about the season and notes a number of freshmen have come to join the team and have really pushed the older runners. Its hot out here and we look for the shade and pray for a little drizzle. Mental strength comes from pushing each other. If you push yourself and achieve, that pushes everyone else. We hope to strive for state this year,Ž he added. Other key runners for the teams include Alexis Mueller and Carrie Wharin for the girls. Key runners to replace are Tabatha Henry who is now running at the University o f Central Florida and Hernan Baltazar. The district “ nal race will be hosted b y the Okeechobee Ag-Civic Center on Oct. 29. A fundraiser race for the team is being planned on Sept. 13 at the same facility. For information, call coach Mayernik at 412-225-7258.OHS cross country team prepares for new season Special to the Okeechobee NewsCoach A.J. Mayernik (left) and members of the OHS boys cross country team are ready for a strong 2014 season.

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