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Friday, September 5, 2014 50¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 107 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Brahmans face Brahmans face Blue Streaks in Blue Streaks in Sebring Sebring ... Page 19 United Way sets local goal ... Page 2 County commission & sheriff compromise, avoid lawsuitBy Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Commissioners and Sheriff Paul May agreed to a budget compromise of $14.3 million in funding for law enforcement, the county jail and courthouse security on Wednesday, avoiding the expense „ at least for this year „ of a lawsuit and/or an appeal to the Governors Cabinet. Although both sides entered the meeting expecting to reach an agreement, for the “ rst two hours that goal appeared out of reach. In June, the sheriff had requested a budget of $14.8 million for law enforcement, courthouse security and the jail for the 2014-2015 budget year. After the commission rejected this budget, Sheriff May said he would return the responsibility of courthouse securit y and the jail operation to the commission and asked for a budget of $8.8 million for the la w enforcement portion. The sheriff maintains Sheriffs budget set at $14.3 million ‘Suspicious’ incident blamed on frogs ... Page 9 14.46 feetLast Year: 15.55 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level Clrng Or Cti! See BUDGET „ Page 5 Special to the Okeechobee NewsPryor signs with Buffalo BillsOkeechobees Lonnie Pryor was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Thursday, but signed Monday to the Buffalo Bills practice squad. For the story, see page 7. Family of victim does not want to go through third trialBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News After “ ve years and countless tears, its “ nally over for Richard and Karen Gehle and their granddaughter Catelyn. Wednesday, Sept. 3, Mr. and Mrs. Gehle were in a nearly empty Okeechobee courtroom to watch their sons killer receive his prison sentence. It was not their “ rst time, or their second time they had been in Courtroom A of the Okeechobee Judicial Complex. But “ nally, and mercifully, the third time was indeed the charm. Although James P. Mullins sentence of 12 years was far from what the Gehle family wanted, Mrs. Gehle said its timeŽ to put an end to this ordeal so the family can start to move forwardŽ with their lives. Mullin had twice been convicted at trial for the March 2009 killing of the Gehles son, Anthony Tony Gehle. After his “ rst conviction in 2010, Mullin won an appeal and was granted a new trial. In June of 2012 he was once again found guilt y of manslaughter and two counts of culpable negligence. Because of his 10 prior felony convictions, Mullin received the maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. He then appealed that second conviction and was granted a third trial. But, this time, the family didnt want another trial. In the best interest of the family and Catelyn, we compromised,Ž explained Mrs. Gehle. So, Assistant State Attorne y Don Richardson offered Mullin a deal of 12 years in prison as part of a plea deal. Wednesday, Mullin entered a plea of no contest and was found guilty of those same charges by Circuit Court Judge Man twice convicted of manslaughter takes plea deal for 12 years James P. Mullin See MULLIN „ Page 7 New home buyer shocked by OUA bill ... Page 4

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Okeechobee MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Sept. 5TH Thurs., Sept. 11THFor 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: “LUCY”Fri., Tues., & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, 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 2 Okeechobee News September 5, 2014 Allocations Teams Review Community NeedsSpecial to the Okeechobee News United Way Community Leaders in Okeechobee recently completed the allocation process that determines the needs of local health and human service agencies. Volunteers set a goal of $110,800 to be raised during the 2014-2015 United Way Campaign. The allocations process ensures “ scal and performance accountability for all programs and initiatives, and at the same time helps assure the real human service needs of the community are met. Teams of volunteers analyze each United Way partner agencys effectiveness, the need for the service the agency provides and the impact of United Way funding on meeting the communitys needs. Three teams with a total of 29 Okeechobee Community Leaders reviewed 13 agencies and recommended funding 21 programs. Team Leaders were Jennifer Laffert y of CenterState Bank, Nick Blunt, FPL-Retired, and Wayne Cunningham of Glades Media. Last year the United Way of Okeechobees goal was $70,000 and the campaign raised $85,482. The 2014-2015 Campaign will begin raising funds toward the $110,800 goal in mid-September. The funds raised for the United Way go to the 13 local United Way Partner Agencies including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Marthas House, Real Life Childrens Ranch, Hibiscus Childrens Center, and Childrens Home Society. All funds raised in Okeechobee Count y support programs in Okeechobee. For more information or to volunteer, please call United Way of Okeechobee County at 863-484-3887 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. United Way sets new campaign goal In Okeechobee Today: Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 92F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms before midnight. Low 74F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.Extended ForecastSaturday : Scattered thunderstorms. High 91F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Saturday Night : Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms before midnight. Low 74F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Sunday : Partly cloudy early with thunderstorms becoming likely during the afternoon. High 89F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Okeechobee Forecast By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Lady Brahman bowling squad won their home opener 5-2 while the boys team fell to Fort Pierce Central, 6-1 on Tuesday. In the girls match, the OHS girls won the “ rst two full squad games 685-661 and 734-715. Okeechobee then lost two of the three Baker games 142-132, 94-127, and 122-130. Coach Carole Olney said the girls seemed to enjoy being a team and enjoyed the match. Jessica Olney rolled a 167 high game and a 320 series. Raylon Eagle had a career best game at 151. Lynn Romer also had her career best at 118. Fort Pierce was led by Kristi Carpenter who had a high game of 182 and a 312 series. O.C. Ritcher bowled a 167 for the Lady Cobras. The boys had a rough time winning just one Baker game against the Cobras. Fort Pierce outscored OHS 728-620 and 813741 in the “ rst two games. Fort Pierce won the “ rst two Baker games 158-130, and 166-136 before Okeechobee won the “ nal game 150-147. Coach Olney said the boys began to be more supportive of each other and in each game their score improved. Brian Chapman led the Brahmans with a high game of 191 and a 356 series. Adam Simmons had a high game of 189. Kevin Markouritz led the Cobras with a 192 high game and a series of 374. The boys bowled better together than they have and it was a good match and fun to watch,Ž Olney added. These teams was pretty close as the teams swapped leads throughout.Ž OHS bowling team beats Fort Pierce Central Special to the Okeechobee NewsUnited Way of Okeechobee Allocations Team 1 includes (from left, back row) are Cliff Smith, John Burdeshaw, Steve Lafferty, Noel Stephen, Denise Whitehead, Jennifer Lafferty, Allison Chandler; (front row) Donny Arnold, Tammi Kelly and Missy Fipps. Caregiver Conference setOverwhelmed 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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Labor Day€ The rodeo was a blast. If you have never been to a rodeo at the old Cattlemens A rena on U.S. 441 N., you havent been to an Okeechobee rodeo. When it comes to rodeo, the open air arena makes a world of difference. You can see all of the action so much better in the sunlight, while enjoying a b reeze and the shade of the covered bleachers. The bulls and horses buck higher, the c owboys ride better and the rodeo is just more fun at the old arena. € The Labor Day Parade was great. I love s eeing all of the cowboys and cowgirls on t heir horses. You know when the parade is nearing the end when you see the horses c oming and its always a big herd of them. W ho will “ ll the seat?€ I think it is safe to say that everyone who has “ led to run for this position in the past 12 y ears or at least the past 10 will be putting in applications to the Governor, whether they w on, lost, or withdrew. € From what I understand anyone can b e appointed no matter where they live, t hey just need to be living in the district to run for re-election. I am not 100 percent on t hat, but I think that is the way it is. Also, the Governor appoints to the seat. I am not sure w hat quali“ cations he looks at and I am sure it changes with each governor. And, unfortunately, we do not get a say in what happens. So all we can do is sit back and wait for an answer which may or may not take a while c onsidering it is an election year. € The governor has his hands full with his own election. I dont expect him to be in any hurry to bother with a vacant seat in Okeechobee County. The last time there w as a vacancy it took seven or eight months for the governor to make an appointment. Small rural counties are just not a priority.Dirt trucks€ The only issue I have with the trucks hauling sand or “ ll dirt is when they fail to properly cover their loads. It is very dangerous to other drivers if there is a cloud of dirt or sand ” ying out of the back of the truck. A responsible truck driver will make sure the load is covered. A responsible shell pit operator will make sure the drivers cover the loads. Its just good business. € By law every load must be covered. If the issue is with the trucks then law enforcement should ticket said drivers who are breaking the law.Sheriffs budget€ I was pleased to learn the county commission and the sheriff came to a budget compromise and they wont be arguing in Tallahassee or in court. But, this issue is not going to go away. The county tax base does not generate enough money to fund the services that folks want. The answer may be to set up special taxing districts and let individual neighborhoods pay for the extra services they want, such as mosquito spraying, extra law enforcement patrols, new sidewalks or whatever it is. With the decline in tax revenue, overall county services are being cut to the bone. If you want more, you will have to pay for it somehow. € I have a very bad feeling that next June the county and the sheriff will once again be doing the annual battle of the budget. I have to wonder what this means for the 2016 election if Sheriff May retires. Any candidates for sheriff better have a good plan for keeping that budget in line or “ nding a new way to raise revenue to fund it. € When they talk about raising property taxes, most folks think how this will affect them personally as in the taxes on their homes. But business owners are the ones in a real bind. There is no homestead exemption on businesses and they dont get the agriculture tax break. When the taxes go up, the business owners have to “ nd a way to cut their own costs to pay for that extra expense. And for some, it means they go out of business because customers dont want to pay more. Its too easy for the customers to just shop online or drive to the coast. Water and sewer monopolyBorn and raised in Okeechobee, I recently moved back to settle down and start a life near my family. Several weeks ago I purchased a foreclosed home that had been sitting dormant for over four years. I was excited to move in and begin the new renovations, but all progress STOPPED when I realized there was a $2,300 outstanding utility bill. The OUA (Okeechobee Utility Authority) refused to activate my utilities until this GRCŽ (Guaranteed Revenue Charge) was paid in full. I have only owned my home for two weeks and they are charging me over four years of water and sewer charges, even though NONE of the utilities were in use during this time and the meters had been removed from the property. In addition, the previous owners had paid ALL outstanding utility bills (in full) at the time of their departure. I would like to bring some attention to the unfair and unjust dealings of the OUA! This is called a MONOPOLYŽ and it is WRONG! Their Guaranteed Revenue ChargeŽ policy is OUTLANDISH and something needs to be done to STOP the unfair business practices of the OUA. These guys are holding it over the heads of the citizens here in Okeechobee County and it is only hurting and hindering the growth of our community. I have addressed the OUA several different times about my issue, and I continued to get the run-around.Ž They offered zero reduction of their GRCŽ bills and still charged me a $200 deposit (even thought I have perfect credit score). They only offered to waive a minor re-install fee. Angry OUA customer Devin WilliamsonPrayer House Birth of JesusMatthew ch 1, verse 18 to 21, Now th e birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as His mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a jus t man, and not willing to make her a publi c example was minded to put her away privily. But, while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son o f David, fear not to take unto thee Mary th y wife: for that which is conceived in her is o f the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus. What you just read has several theories o f life. But the one I am going to tell you abou t today is marriage. You see, God is supposed to bring us together as man and wife, man and woman, not man to man or woman to woman. We even say in our vows that wha t Got put together let no man put asunder. Seems we dont even notice what we ar e saying or what it means. That is why ther e are so many divorces. And, God didnt pu t you together to start with. If you are a child of God, you are not to marry an unbeliever. It wont work. The word says, How can two walk together unless they be agreed. We ar e to cleave to one another. No other. That is the way we become as one in marriage. Will stop here. Dorothy Green September 5, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independent’s mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community’s deliberation of public issues.Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Blood donations neededCommunity volunteers are needed to help save lives by donating blood. Scheduled bloodmobile visits in the area include the following: € Saturday, Sept. 6, Blood donation earns an entry for NASCAR tickets at Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge dealerships from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. € Thursday, Sept. 11, at TD Bank from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. € Sunday, Sept. 14, at Golden Corral Restaurant from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. € Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Okeechobee High School from 7:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. € Sunday, Sept. 21, at Hair Cuttery by Publix. Bene“ t blood drive for J. Bailey Hedrick, 15, who is “ ghting Hodgkins Lymphoma at DiMaggio Childrens Hospital from 2 until 7 p.m. € Thursday, Sept. 25, at IRSC Campus from 3 until 8 p.m.

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5 Okeechobee News September 5, 2014 that although the Okeechobee County sheriff historically was in charge of the jail, he is not required to accept this responsibility as a Constitutional Of“ cer. He pointed to other Florida counties where the sheriff does not run the county jail. The county commission questioned w hether or not a sheriff could return the jail responsibility to the county, and decided to take the matter to court. They sought a hearing before a judge to require the sheriff to continue operation of the jail until the matter was settled. That hearing was set for Friday, Sept. 5. At the Thursday, Aug. 28, meeting, the sheriff and the commissioners appeared to be close to a budget compromise. At that meeting, Commissioner Margaret Helton made a motion to fund the sheriffs budget at $14.3 million. Commission Chairman Frank Irby appeared to be in favor of the compromise at that time, Commissioner J oey Hoover was opposed. Commissioner Bryant Culpepper also voted against the motion, but later stated this was only because the sheriff had not said he would agree to $14.3 million proposal yet. At that meeting, the sheriff asked to have time to go back and look at the budget and see if they could make further cuts to get it down to $14.3 million. At that time, the commission set the special meeting for Sept. 3, hoping to resolve the issue before the Sept. 5 court hearing. For the Sept. 3 meeting, the sheriff submitted an amended budget, asking for $8,654,999 million for law enforcement, $5,183,975 for the jail operation and $461,026 courthouse security. County Commission Chairman Frank Irby questioned the reduction in the proposed cost of running the jail. The last budget we had was $8.8 million for law enforcement, $5.6 million for jail and $440,000 for courthouse security,Ž he said. My concern is current year, we have law enforcement budget at $7.5 million, courthouse at $235,000 and corrections at $5.4 million. I certainly understand the thinking on increasing courthouse security, but I dont understand the $400,000 drop in corrections w hen for the last couple years weve had a lot of discussions about funding levels in corrections that would be safe,Ž he said. OCSO Major Noel Stephen explained that the number of corrections of“ cers was not changed. He said the reason for the reduction in the jail budget is that some of“ cers w ho handle inmate transportation and serving warrants have been shifted to the law enforcement portion of the budget. Commissioner Joey Hoover said that in order to fund this budget request, the county w ould have to raise the tax rate. ŽAt that 8.8 mills roll back rate, when y ou plugged in these new numbers, that still is almost a $600,000 hit to your reserve fund,Ž he said. Still a $600,000 de“ cit, de“ cit spending.Ž One mill equals $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of property value. The rollback rate is the millage rate that would raise the same amount of money as last year, based on the current years property values. County administrator Robbie Chartier adv ised them to either increase revenue or “ nd additional savings, rather than take money out of the reserves. The only way to increase revenue would be to raise millage to over 9 mills, said Commissioner Hoover. All that does is make your operating numbers whole for this year,Ž said Commissioner Hoover. The problem youve created is farther down the road because you didnt do anything for your reserve fund. You just punted the ball down the “ eld again. I cant support that in any way, shape or form. Next years taxpayers are going to be paying this the year after that, and the year after that and the year after that.Ž Chairman Irby said at this level, the sheriffs of“ ce budget is not sustainable. Even at the 8.8 millage rate and with slight increases in property values over the next several years, it would appear that by 2016 budget year we will have used up most of our reserves or all of our reserves,Ž he said. Even with dramatic changes in property values „ and I dont believe anybody actually believes that will happen in the next few years „ the numbers do not look good,Ž he said. The last 20 years, we were fortunate,Ž he said. We spent a lot of money from the land“ ll fund to balance the budget.Ž He added the annual amount generated from the land“ ll in tipping fees has drastically dropped off in recent years. Since the real estate boom collapsed in 2008, the countys property dropped from a high of $2.4 billion to the current $1.4 billion. The budget I am asking for is $14.3 which is between the 2004-05 and 2005-06 budget years,Ž said the sheriff. If we put that in todays dollars, that would be over $16 million. I realize the situation, but there are certain things we have to do and certain bills we have to pay,Ž he said. If we look at the projections, how do we keep funding this?Ž asked Chairman Irby. I would not be supportive of this continually. It has been dif“ cult the past four years, whittling down the budget. Its not just the sheriffs of“ ce. The county is now down to the 2003-04 budget. Most of the constitutional of“ cers are at the 2004-05 budget,Ž Chairman Irby said. I cant sit here and promise you it will be lower,Ž said Sheriff May. As taxpayers and business owners you will be sitting here trying to pick up this can that we kicked this year, last year, the year before that ... sooner or later you have to put your foot down and draw a line in the sand and say we just cant do this,Ž said Commissioner Hoover. The current budget for sheriff, corrections and courthouse security is $13.7 million,Ž said Chairman Irby. Mr. Cassels pointed out that because the $500,000 in additional funding compromise in the 20132014 budget over covered six months, the current annual cost of that budget would be $14.2 million. At $14.3 million, it would be a slight increase over the current budget, said Mrs. Chartier. She said about $500,000 of budget comes from other sources such as grants, funds contributed by school board toward cost of school resource of“ cers and about $100,000 for the senior meals program which operates from the jail kitchen. At “ ve years old, I didnt subscribe to the sky is falling theory and I dont subscribe to that now,Ž said Commissioner Bryant Culpepper. There has to be a reason the counties around us are recovering and we are not. You can only keep cutting so much until you deteriorate the level of service. If service continues to deteriorate, take a drive down to Belle Glade and take a look around because that is what we are going to become,Ž he said. At the last meeting, three of us asked him to come back with a proposed $14.3 million and he has come back and brought his budget down to that,Ž said Commissioner Margaret Helton. Commissioner Culpepper combined three ideas into one motion: to set the millage at the rollback rate of 8.8 mills, fund the sheriffs budget at 14.3 million and pull the necessary funding from land“ ll trust fund to balance the budget. The county attorney cautioned the board that they should determine the funding level for the sheriffs department before setting the millage. The three-part motion was tied 2-2 with Chairman Irby and Commissioner Hoover voting against it. I understand where Bryant and Margaret want to be at $14.3 million,Ž he said. I am going to quote Ray (Domer). If you want to spend $14.3 million, you have to step up to the plate and raise the taxes to fund it.Ž Mrs. Chartier said a tax rate of 9.4221 mills would generate the necessary funds. She said this would be about a 6 percent increase in the countys ad valorem tax rate. Commissioner Margaret Helton expressed confusion with the discussion. There were three of us at the last meeting who asked the sheriff if he could work the 14.3 million budget,Ž she pointed out. What are we doing today? Are we now telling him that we cant work with this $14.3 million.Ž Commissioner Hoover responded that apparently that was the case. After a break, the discussion continued. The same budget last year annualized budget would be $14.2 million,Ž said Commissioner Helton. We have to set his budget, right? Whats it going to take for us reach this?Ž Going forward at what point do we expect a different number?Ž asked Chairman Irby. If you look at the numbers, well have this discussion again next year.Ž Last year, the sheriff came in with a $15.6 million budget and we cut it down $2 million in one fell swoop,Ž said Commissioner Culpepper. For one year, fund the sheriff. Give him an opportunity. Give us an opportunity to look at this thing like reasonable intelligent people,Ž he said. Since 08-09, I have dropped the budget of the sheriffs of“ ce $4 million,Ž said the sheriff. In 08-09 everything was rosy. We all had the budgets we wanted,Ž he said. I was asked to come here today on $14.3 million. I am prepared today to run all three departments on $14.3 million,Ž he said. We can estimate, talk about, agree or disagree with projections,Ž said Chairman Irby, but it is important to look at projections to look at where you expect to be in the future.Ž The administrator said that if they fund the sheriff at $14.3 million, the county will be spending more than they are collecting in taxes. Commissioner Culpepper tried again with a simpli“ ed version of his original motion. He made a motion to approve the sheriffs budget at $14.3 million. After a long silence, it appeared the motion would die for lack of a second. Chairman Irby handed his gavel to Commissioner Hoover and seconded the motion. If it passes at this point, if the board in the budget hearing process gives you a total allocation of $14.3 million, are you saying you will fund all three categories and you will not appeal?Ž the county attorney asked Sheriff May. Yes sir,Ž responded the sheriff. The motion carried 3-1 with Commissioner Hoover voting against it. Commissioner Culpepper then tried the second part of his original motion, moving that the county property tax rate be set at the rollback rate of 8.8 mills. Commissioner Helton seconded this motion and it carried 3-1, again with Commissioner Hoover the lone dissenter. The county administrator “ gured the balance and said at 8.8 mills, it will take $588,100 from somewhere to balance the general fund. She said they will need to determine where that money will come from. Commission Culpepper again made the motion to take the necessary funds from land“ ll trust fund. The county attorney reminded the board that since the trust fund is already below the $8 million minimum set by the board, taking more money out of the fund would require four commissioners to agree. The motion died for lack of a second. Commissioner Culpepper then made a motion to make up the difference from general fund reserves. This motion carried 3-1, with Commissioner Hoover again voting no.Lawsuit dismissedThe commission then considered the pending litigation to ask the court to determine if a county sheriff can refuse to continue to run the county jail. You are going to cross this bridge,Ž said Commissioner Hoover. Just because you took a detour before you crossed the bridge does not solve the problem. I feel we are at the point where we are going to have to have a third party come in and look at both sides of the argument,Ž he said. After a short break so the county attorne y could meet with the sheriffs attorney, Mr. Cassels asked for the boards concurrence that the sheriff and county agreed to a stipulated dismissal without prejudice. It puts a little more money in our pocket, as we will not have spent the money on litigation,Ž said Mr. Cassels. He said the matter has drawn statewide attention and it is likel y that one or more other counties may ask a court to settle the issue. It would be nice to settle the matter one way or another,Ž he said. But on the other hand its a statewide issue and should be joined in by other counties that have a lot more money.Ž The county commission will meet Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. for their regular meeting and at 6 p.m. for a budget hearing. Before the meeting, County Attorne y John Cassels advised the board he has been researching a question that came up at the last meeting. Traditionally, the chairman has voted only to break a 2-2 tie. But with the death of Commissioner Ray Domer, the commission only has four members. All of you should vote in all cases, unless you have a legal con” ict,Ž the attorney told the commissioners. BUDGETContinued From Page 1

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Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.John DAD Papa John Bianchini 81OKEECHOBEE „ John DADŽ Papa John Bianchini passed away on August 30th at Lawnwood Medical Center. John has lived in Okeechobee for over 15 years, he was well known for his loving smile and greetings at WalMart. John served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on the USS Point Cruz & the USS WASP and earned “ ve medals of distinction for his service to our nation. John was also an avid Cubs Fan and loved to watch and read the news. Mr. Bianchini is survived by his sons, Dr. Nick & Mrs. (Birdie) Bianchini of Okeechobee and Scott Bianchini of Stoughton, WI.; daughters, Lisa Bianchini Miller of Prescott, Ariz., Karen Bianchini of Chicago, Ill. and Eva Bianchini Watson of Chicago, Ill; brothers, Joe Bianchini of Del. and Connie Plomin of Ariz.; sisters, Anita Bianchini of N.J, Carol Winter of Freeport, Ill. and Paula Brady of Glenview, Ill; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be held at, Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. Burial will be held on Monday Sept. 8, 2014 at South Florida National Cemetery.6501 Florida 7, Lake Worth, FL 33449 at 1:45 p.m. Services will be conducted by Dr. Nick Bianchini of the Miracle Restoration Revival Ministry. Arrangements are under the care of Seawinds Funeral Home Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL. 34974 Online condolences may be expressed at www.okeechobeeseawinds.com Michael Keith Quebedeaux, 61OKEECHOBEE „ Michael Keith Quebedeaux died September 2, 2014. He was born May 7, 1953 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was a member of Indiantown Family Worship. He was also a member of the PRCA where he was a team roper for 43 years and AQHA. HE was a horse trainer, hunter dive instructor and gun instructor. He enjoyed spending time at River Ranch, swimming in the pool and playing poker and darts. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Quebedeaux of Okeechobee. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News September 5, 2014 Sept. 6 dart tourney slatedThe Cypress Hut Eagles, 7401 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve choice ribeye steak and seafood dinners Friday, Sept. 5 starting at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited. Entertainment will be provided by Hard Country. Saturday, Sept. 6, starting at 2 p.m. is the Dottie Dart Tournament, and will also the monthly birthday bash with The Eagle Riders serving cabbage rolls with scalloped potatoes and rye bread for a $6 donation. Entertainment will be provided by The Harpers. Mondays are sloppy joes and hot dogs, and Tuesday is the regular dart tournament with burgers being served. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Eagles to host steak dinnerFraternal Order Of Eagles, #4137, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will serve 16 oz. ribeye steak dinner with garlic bread, potato, salad and dessert Friday, Sept. 5 from 6 until 9 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Lisa from 7 until 11 p.m. Our yard sale is Sept. 13 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. there will be a pickin and grinin music jam and barbecue. Barbeque chicken dinners will be available for a $5 donation. Members of Aerie #4137: show your card and get a free dinner for membership appreciation. All events are open to the public. For information, call 863-763-2552.Bingo, karaoke set for VFWVFW North Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., will host bingo Friday, Sept. 5, at 1 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m. Friday karaoke will be Kenneys Country Classics from 7 until 10 p.m. The grill will be open on Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m.; Friday from 5 until 9 p.m.; and, Saturday from 5 until 7 p.m. Please join us for Loris dinner featuring stuffed pork chops on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 1 until 3 p.m. All proceeds will bene“ t our veterans programs. The public is invited.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.Cub Scouts holding car washCub Scout Pack 964 will have a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Pritchards and Associates Allstate on South Parrott Avenue -across from Pogeys restaurant from 8:30 a.m. until noon or longer -depending on the turn out. Help us make enough money to send our boys and their families to Sea World. You can also make a contribution if youre not in need of a car wash. For information, call Christy at 863-697-1247.Yard sale bene“ t to be heldA yard sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, in the parking lot of the former Ritas Furniture store on U.S. 441 N. The sale will bene“ t Judy Kelly, a local bus driver, who has had multiple surgeries and has spent months in the hospital. The sale will start at 7 a.m.Cheerleading sign ups setCSC All Star Competitive Cheer program will host a “ nal registration Sept. 8 from 6 until 7 p.m. for children 4-18 years of age., No experience is required. The registration fee ist $100. Registrations will be at the CSC Gym, 810 N. Parrott Ave. Coaches are USASF certi“ ed, AACCA certi“ ed and First Aid/CPR trained. For information contact director Jennifer Lafferty at 863-801-9229; coach Jennifer Busbin at 863-697-2085; or, coach Pam Harwas at 863-697-2124.Eatery hosting fundraiserYou are invited to a celebrity server bene“ t at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., Monday, Sept. 8 from 5 util 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at Regions Bank and Brown Cow Sweetery for $11. The ticket includes your drink. Your servers will be the Okeechobee Walk it like its Red HotŽ team for the American Heart Association walk set for Sept. 27. This is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.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 offering bingoThe Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., 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. Democratic group to meetThe Okeechobee Democratic executive committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 11 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the front meeting room of the Okeechobee Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.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. 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.Church to host a craft fairA Fabric and Craft Sale will be held Frida y and Saturday, Sept. 12-13 at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will be given to the Food Pantry in memory of Sandy Brown.Barnyard Buddies meeting setThe Barnyard Buddies is a small animal noncompetitive 4-H club for children 5 to 18 years old. 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. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

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Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2014 Okeechobee County Community Guide S Big Lake Eye Care A Quick Reference Guide for New and Longtime Residents 2014-2015 Okeechobee County School Information Guide Featuring 763-3937 Big Lake Eye CareSupplement to the Okeechobee NewsAugust 13, 2014 See our Dad’s ad on page 3 7 Okeechobee News September 5, 2014 Sherwood Bauer. Upon his release from the Department of Corrections, Mullin will serve “ ve years on probation. He will also receive credit for the 1,918 days he has already spent behind bars. If he violates his probation, explained Mr. Richardson, Mullin could be returned to prison. He was sentenced as a habitual felony offender, which means he is exposed to the full 30 years if he violates his probation for any reason,Ž said the prosecutor. Mr. Richardson went on to explain the main reason for the plea deal was to keep the family from enduring a third trial. You can never remove the human issue. The little girl (Catelyn) is now 10 and the overriding concern is we would have to put her through a third trial. That was really our primary concern,Ž he said. This way, we get a certain outcome and we dont have to put the family through this a third time.Ž Mullin, 41, was found guilty of killing Tony in a “ t of rage in March of 2009 after Tony had taken his daughter to see her mother and his estranged wife, Angela. At this time, Mullin was living with Angela Gehle in her Oak Park home. Trial testimony indicated Mullin became enraged at Tony because the younger man would not “ ght him. When he could not goad Tony into a “ ght, Mullin punched him. With his daughter in his car, along with his estranged wifes sister Amber Anthony, Tony started to drive away. But, Mullin chased after him on foot and then jumped onto the hood of Tonys car and tried to hit him in the face through the open driversside window. Because his vision was blocked by Mullin, Tony did not stop at the stop sign at the intersection of S.W. 32nd Avenue and S.W. 21st Street. His red Toyota Corolla was then hit in the drivers door by an oncoming F-350 Ford pickup truck. Tony died shortly after the crash. Catelyn, who was in the back seat of the car, survived the crash but has gone through a number surgical procedures to her face. Ms. Anthony, who was in the front passenger seat, suffered an injury to her back. Catelyn was not in the courtroom Wednesday. She told us, in no uncertain terms, she didnt want to see him (Mullin) again,Ž said Richard. Mr. and Mrs. Gehle said their granddaughter and her mother are now living out of state. MULLINContinued From Page 1 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Lonnie Pryor saw one door close but another door open in his bid to become an NFL player this weekend. Pryor was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, went through waives, and was signed Monday to the Buffalo Bills practice squad. The Okeechobee High and Florida State standout said it has been a crazy couple of days but that despite disappointment in Tampa, hes excited about the opportunity in western New York. Its a crazy process, once I found out I didnt make the roster, its like a waiting game and Im just happy to be somewhere now,Ž he noted Each team is allowed 10 players on their practice squad. The goal is to have players learning the system and hopefully ready to go should a player on the roster get injured or not perform to expectations. Pryor will be listed behind Frank Summers who spent 2013 with the Bills. He w eighs 248 pounds and has two career touchdowns. Pryor will also be reunited with former FSU teammate E.J. Manuel who is the Bills starting quarterback. It feels good to be near E.J. and the other FSU guys. Im just happy to have another opportunity to do what I love and Im very excited that they felt I could help this team out anyway I can.Ž Pryor was just in Buffalo playing an exhibition game with the Bucs and caught the eye of the Bills coaching staff with his play on special teams and as a blocking fullback. The Bills are coached by Doug Marrone, a former assistant coach with the New Orleans Saints and a former head coach with Syracuse University. As the Bills look to improve, Pryor said he hopes to be along for the ride and learn from the veterans. They have some great backs here and its another opportunity to learn from the veterans and get better. I feel the back“ eld here is great and Im anxious to see what we can do,Ž he added. Pryor said he was not worried after being cut by the Bucs because his agent told him he would get picked up by another team. He admitted it can be nerve racking as you wonder, where will I end up,Ž and where will I have to move to.Ž His “ anc, Caitlyn Winter, has been a big help as she has handled the logistics of his move and found the couple a place to stay. He has been able to concentrate on football and learning the Bills system. It is like trying to learn to walk again. You learn a system and get really good at it, and then you have to learn another system. I will get a lot of help from the veterans but it takes a lot of work and it can get pretty crazy,Ž he added. Pryor said he has no bad feelings towards the Bucs or their new coach Lovie Smith. He said he learned a lot from the Buc players like FB Jorvorskie Lane and he wished the team the best of luck. Things just didnt work out there and I hope things work out here,Ž he added. The Bills have not made the playoffs in 14 seasons, the only NFL team not to reach postseason in the 21st century. They have “ nished 6-10 in each of the last three seasons. Pryor said perhaps he can help turn things around. Everyone wants to win in the NFL, thats the goal. Im excited and I cant wait to see what the future holds for me and the Bills. Im just happy to be here and hope everything works out,Ž he said. Okeechobees Lonnie Pryor signs with Buffalo Bills Special to the Okeechobee NewsCES teacher awarded grantMrs. Lori Howard, a “ rst grade teacher at Central Elementary, received a $1,000 grant check from the Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation. The money will be used to develop oral language skills with her students through poetry. The International Foundation accepted 150 grant applications. Mrs. Howard and three other teachers from Florida were chosen to be funded. Presenting the check to Mrs. Howard are Mrs. Marjorie Lewis, assistant principal, Mrs. Vanessa S. McAllister, principal, and Mrs. Erlinda Vaughn, Delta Kappa Gamma president.

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA local woman is facing additional charges after she reportedly tried to run from a deputy to ostensibly avoid arrest on an Okeechobee County warrant. Crystal Ann Rose, 21, N.E. 65th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 3, on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl) without a prescription and a misdemeanor charge of resisting a law enforcement of“ cer. Her bond on those charges was set at $5,500. Rose was arrested after a brief foot chase that came about as Deputy Adam Baker, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), was trying to arrest her on a warrant. That warrant charged her with failure to appear for a felony offense possession of a controlled substance (hydromorphone) and failure to appear for a misdemeanor offense possession of drug paraphernalia. Rose is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail without bond on those charges. Deputy Baker stated in his arrest report he saw a woman running from a duplex on N.W. 11th Street as he approached. The woman, he continued, was wearing a grey dress and sandals. According to the deputys report he was looking for the ” eeing woman when he was ” agged down by someone, who then told him the woman was in the parking lot of a business on N.W. 13th Street. Rose was then taken into custody by Of“ cer Michael Jordan of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD). While in the back of the of“ cers patrol car, Deputy Baker stated both he and Of“ cer Jordan saw Rose trying to pull something off her arm. When they checked on her, Rose was allegedly trying to remove a fentanyl patch from her right arm. She apparently did not have a prescription for that pain killer. By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA local man is being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail after he allegedly went onto a womans property, snatched a bicycle from her hands and rode away. It was, stated a deputys report, the second time the man had stolen the same bicycle from the same home. Jonathan Torres, 22, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 26, on a felony charge of robbery by sudden snatching and a misdemeanor charge of trespassing on property. He is being held in the county jail on $5,000 bond. An arrest report by Deputy Fred Bradley, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), stated a woman was moving some bicycles around in the yard of her N.W. Fifth St. home around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday. Torres apparently walked into her yard and grabbed a pink and white bicycle. The victim reportedly grabbed the bike and told Torres it belonged to her daughter and that he couldnt have it. They began to struggle over the 20-inch bicycle and Torrres was able to jerk it from the womans clutches then ride away. According to Deputy Bradley, Torres had stolen the same bicycle from the same yard just two weeks prior to Tuesdays theft. The bicycle was recovered a short time later by the womans husband in the 300 block of N.W. 32nd Avenue, added the deputy. On his way to handle the Aug. 26 complaint, Deputy Bradley said both he and Deputy Adam Baker saw Torres walking in the 2900 to 3000 block of S.R. 70 W. When Deputy Baker later went back to that area, he found no sign of Torres. Torres was later located and taken into custody at 105 U.S. 98 N. Deputy Bradley stated he later found the missing bicycle on N.W. 32nd Avenue. The deputy went on to state he returned the bike to the victims home. The victim also identi“ ed Torres as the man who ripped the bicycle from her grasp, added the deputy. Man ripped bike from womans grasp By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA man allegedly used a spare key to gain entry to a w omans car and then stole a number of items, including a lap top computer. Joseph Ray Collins, 18, N.E. 31st Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 4, on felony charges of grand theft and burglary of a conveyance. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $35,000 bond. An arrest report by Detective Marty D. Faulkner, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), stated Collins used the spare key to open the womans 2010 automobile. He then took the computer, the womans purse, a charger for an Android cell phone and a bag containing toiletries for a baby. The victims purse contained her drivers license and credit cards. According to the detectives report the items had a combined value of over $700. The initial theft complaint was taken by OCSO Deputy Jose Garduno, who also told the woman to contact the credit card companies and tell them of the alleged theft. Deputy Garduno stated in his report the v ictim “ rst noticed her car had been burglarized when she tried to charge her phone but the charger was gone. Detective Faulkner indicated Collins was apparently trying to sell the lap top for $20. Report: Man used key to burglarize vehicle By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsLike a scene from the 1972 horror movie, an army of frogs around a womans door were the apparent cause of her concern. In his Tuesday, Sept. 3, report Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), stated he was called to a residence on S.E. 88th Boulevard shortly after 7 p.m. A woman, who was in the home alone, was concerned because she had just found blood on the front door of her home. The woman, continued the report, apparently went outside to investigate what the deputy described as a suspicious incident.Ž She walked out to her driveway but found nothing out of place. When she walked back toward her front door she then noticed blood on the door. She then called her husband, who was not home at the time, and he told her to call the sheriffs of“ ce. 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10 Okeechobee News September 5, 2014 Okeechobee NewsThe B.R.A.T. Club Labor Day Parade in downtown Okeechobee on Monday featured plenty of horses and riders who were ready to rodeo including (right) 2014-15 FCA Sweetheart Katey McClenny, FCE President Henry Kempfer (second from left) and Matt Arrietta (far left). Okeechobee NewsLabor Day Weekend brought the Floridas Cowtown Rodeo to the Okeechobee Cattlemens Rodeo Arena on U. S. Highway 441 North. Fans and contestants seemed happy to be back at the historic open air arena. The Labor Day rodeo was a Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association event, and included bareback bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling. saddle bronc riding, tie-down calf roping, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. The next Floridas Cowtown Rodeo will be in March 2015. Labor Day weekend brings rodeo excitement

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The OHS girls bowling team improved to 1-1 on the season with a 4-3 victory Wednesday over Jensen Beach. Jessica Olney rolled a two-game series of 389 and Ashley Byrd added a total of 374. Okeechobee responded from a slow start to win the match. Jensen Beach won the “ rst game, 582-566. Heather Chandler led the Lady Falcons with a score of 180. Olney rolled a score of 162. OHS responded on the second game with a 728-465 victory. Ashley Byrd had a high game of 225 for OHS. Melanie Watson had “ ve consecutive strikes in the game. OHS won the two of three Baker games, 182-115, 157-137, and 120-123. OHS coach Jessica Olney said the key to victory was a better percentage of spares, The girls have seen what they are capable of and are headed in the right direction,Ž she said. Newcomer Lynn Romer had only one open frame in six frames in the Baker games. Olney said the newcomer was a huge boost to the team. The Brahman boys lost a tight match, 4-3. Brian Chapman rolled a two-game series of 483. Austin Walker rolled a 302 series. Jensen Beach was led by Nick Iannotti at 454, and Mike Harmon, 444. Jensen won the “ rst game 741-673 and the second game, 728-639. OHS swept the Baker games, 157139, 150-142, and 134-112. Olney said the boys held their own in the Baker games and focused on making spares. She said the regular games have been the problem. In regular games they get lazy but the y concentrate more and get the job done in the Baker games,Ž Olney added. Olney said the team has the talent but needs the focus and the right mind set to win matches. I am happy with the match and glad to see the girls come together as a team and stay strong to the end. The boys are slowly beginning to understand team dynamics.Ž The Brahmans will host Ft. Pierce on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 3:30 p.m. Brahman keglers split matches with Jenson Beach 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 12 Okeechobee News September 5, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Vero Beach showcased a strong running game and an ef“ cient short passing game in a 48-0 blowout victory over Okeechobee in junior varsity football action Thursday night at Brahman Stadium. Vero Beach led 14-0 after the “ rst quarter, 21-0 at halftime and 34-0 after the third quarter and never let Okeechobee get going in the game. Okeechobee had their share of mistakes in the game as they dropped a touchdown pass in the end zone in the “ rst quarter, fumbled in the Indians red zone in the second quarter, and coughed up the football in the fourth quarter. OHS coach Joe Smith admonished his team to work harder and to always give their best on the football “ eld. He admitted the Indians were tough competition and his team couldnt make mistakes to compete with quality teams. Its about execution and getting better. W ell work on that, break it back down to the fundamentals and be ready next Thursday,Ž he said. Smith had to be surprised with the score as the freshman class at OHS had come in heralded as one of the better ones in recent memory. Of course, three of the freshmen are already playing varsity ball. We have a long way to go with this squad. It was a very good opponent and probably the best one well play all year. It is tough to play a team that good in your “ rst game with a young squad,Ž he added. Smith also emphasized high school football is much different than youth football. All of the players have talent and all have the potential to be varsity players eventually. He said the kids must work harder every day to be successful high school players. It was an eye opener and a revealing game for them. It let them understand that they cant do the same things that they did in little league as a high school player,Ž he noted. Smith said he still believes in the teams potential and he accepted responsibility for the “ rst loss. He said good things can still come from this group, We have a decent schedule left and I can take one loss on it. There is nothing wrong with a 7-1 record. We will meet these guys again and maybe get back at them,Ž he said. Demetrius Snell made a nice reception of a 28-yard pass and Dartarious Moore had a 57-yard run in the “ rst half for the Brahmans. V ero Beach routs OHS 48-0 in junior varsity grid action Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDartarious Moore breaks loose for a long run in the second quarter for OHS. The Brahmans junior varsity lost their o p ener on Thursda y Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJanavise Futch catches a short pass and runs up the sidelines during the “ rst half of the Brahmans JV game Thursday against Vero Beach.

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e Church of God of Prophecy, would like to ank the following for making their 2014 BACKPACK PROJECT a reality for Seminole Elementary students, at this years Open House Everglades Pediatric Dentistry for donating toothbrush packets for each student. Anonymous donor of $500 for school supplies. American Drilling Service, Inc. & Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home for donating 3 pairs of socks for each student. Gi Baskets were supplied by the Church for the Teachers and Sta and made possible by Gi Certicates donated by: M. Fernanda Cuellar, RPT PHYSICAL THERAPYCONNECTION• Comprehensive Care for Back & Neck Pain • Joint Stiffness/Pain • Facial & Body Paralysis/Stroke Rehab • Post Surgeries & Joint Replacements • Auto, Work and Personal InjuriesThe relation between you and wellnessŽ 414 NW 3rd St • Okeechobee (P) 863.824.0499 • (F) 863.824.0511 www.physicaltherapy-connection.comWe accept most insurances florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 13 Okeechobee News September 5, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee overcame Sebring in a wellplayed match 25-13, 18-25, 25-14 and 25-17 to improve to 2-0 on the season Thursday night. Okeechobee featured a strong net game, played solid defense and had an excellent service game in the victory over the Lady Blue Streaks. Okeechobee controlled play in the “ rst game with leads of 13-7 and 20-12. Sebring fell behind 8-1 in the second game but game storming back to tie at 13-13 and built their lead to 20-16 and 22-18 before winning the “ nal three points of the game. Okeechobee dominated the third game and broke away from an 18-17 lead in the fourth game by w inning the last seven points of the match. Cheyenne Nunez played a strong overall game and said she was very excited about this season. This win against Sebring was amazing. I think we are really learning to work together,Ž she said. Nunez said Sebring had won the last match between these schools last year and might have taken Okeechobee lightly. Nunez said the team is improved this year because they have more height at the net. Sebring was tough and they have some good hitters and are very smart placing the ball. We reacted when we saw what they w ere doing to us and we jell very well together,Ž she added. Nunez said the team is well conditioned and know they must “ ght for every point. OHS coach Taylor Pritchard said the team practiced well Wednesday and solved some problems they had against Lincoln Park Tuesday, OHS won 25-11, 25-9, and 25-10. She noted the team communicated well and she made a few lineup changes to solve some defensive problems. Pritchard said Sebring made the girls work and that was a good test for them early in the season. It shows them what they have to work on, lets them know they have the talent they need to go further and gives them a taste of what they need to do to keep this momentum up,Ž said Pritchard. Pritchard said the team has a much more explosive offense this year and predicted the team will continue to grow in their offensive skill throughout the season. We have much more height at the net. We are working on sets and making our passes and sets quicker, we will continue to work on that,Ž said the OHS coach. Sebring won the junior varsity match. The next home match is Tuesday, Sept. 9, against Port St. Lucie. OHS volleyballers down Sebring Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCheyenne Nunez (3 in white) celebrates a point with her teammates Thursday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMichaela Myers goes for a block at the net during Okeechobees win over Sebring.

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Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 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 Code Enforcement Special Magistrate The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, located at 1728 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact Beth Albert at the Planning and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Ave., Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, (863) 824-3050. All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Code Enforcement tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the Department. Beth Albert Code Enforcement Of cer III 467071 ON 9/5/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold it’s Regular Session on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Frank Irby, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 467106 ON 9/5/2014 INVITATION TO BID NO. PW-06-10-09-14 LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE The City of Okeechobee, City Council, is currently soliciting bids for the Landscape Maintenance of parks, medians, and other various locations within the City of Okeechobee. Firms properly registered in the State of Florida are encouraged to submit their bid for consideration. Sealed bids must be received by the General Services Department at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, RM 101, Okeechobee, FL 34974, no later than 10:00 a.m. on or before Tuesday, September 16, 2014, (late submittal, email submittals, and facsimile submissions will not be accepted), at which time all responses to this invitation will be recorded in the presence of one or more witnesses. NOTE: bonding requirements apply to this bid opportunity. Bid documents may be obtained at City Hall (address above) during normal ofce hours, Mon-Fri, 8 am-4:30 pm, except holidays. A $25.00 non-refundable deposit per set of documents is required, made payable to City of Okeechobee. Questions concerning the scope of work should be directed to Public Works Director David Allen, 863-763-3372 x 225, dallen@cityofokeechobee.com. Sealed envelopes must contain two (2) clearly identi ed originals and one (1) copy of the bid, with the outside clearly marked “BID NO. PW-06-10-09-14 LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE” and may be mailed, hand-delivered or express mailed to the address listed above. This solicitation does not commit the City of Okeechobee to award any contracts, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this Bid, or to contract for any services. The City Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities and to accept or reject all or any part of any bid, as they may deem to be in the best interest of the City of Okeechobee, Florida. Responses to this Bid upon receipt by the City of Okeechobee will become public record subject to provisions of Florida Statute Chapter 119 Florida Public Records Law. EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP. By: James E. Kirk, Mayor 467105 ON 9/5/2014 NOTICE 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 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 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 PUBLIC NOTICE The following vehicle will be sold at a reserve public auction pursuant to 713.585 F.S. on 09/23/14 at 10:00 AM Location: 10544 NW 26 St #E102 Miami, FL 33172. As is. Where is. 50% Buyer’s premium. Title is not guaranteed. BILL HERRERA LIC #: AU0001502. Lot 28385 2004 Ford 1FTPW12574KB30928 Located at Rally Auto Sales Inc DBA Daytona Auto Repair Shop 601 S Parrott Ave Okeechobee FL 34974 Ph: 863-623-4383 Total Lien $6,380.50 Owner/Lienholder has a right to a hearing prior to date of sale by lling with the clerk of the courts. Owner/Lienholder may recover vehicle without instituting judicial proceedings by posting bond as per 559.917 F.S. Net proceeds in excess of lien amount will be deposited with cler k of courts pursuant to 713.585 F.S. All interested person(s) should contact Professional Lien & Title Service Corp. Ph:305-592-6090. 467062 ON 9/5/2014 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 2002 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC VIN#1FMZU67EO2UB39617 1993 DODGE DAKOTA VIN#1B7FL26X2PS1082417 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 467070 ON 9/05/2014 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds.NOTICE 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 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 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 Office Space Rent “Time To Move In Is Now” First 2 Months Free“Next to Court House” Commercial Space, 500 SF and up. 863-467-0651 Mobile Home Rent2BD/1.5BA, CENTRAL AIR, NICE PARK, ALL UTILITIES EXCEPT ELECTRIC $450.00/MO. CALL 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 FORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond creek, 2BR, 2BA Trailer, $1,600 down 1st, last + deposit. $650 monthly (772) 464-9226 Mobile HomeSaleNew Palm Harbor Velocity Models! 3/2 starting in the $50’s, 4.2 starting in the $60’s. Limited time offer!! 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol Automobiles2004 GRAND MARQUIS MERCURY RUNS AND DRIVES GOOD, COLD AIR, $2,300 CALL 812-989-3022 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Office Space Rent Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public Notice Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 AT 3:30 P.M. IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 9:00 A.M., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014, AN AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE. 467030 ON 9/5/2014 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News September 5, 2014 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it?

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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 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 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 ofIssuance: 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 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD100 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that WOONGYE CHUNG the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1933 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT 86 HUDSON LAKE RANCHES UNRECORDED PLAT A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN A PORTION OF SECTION 24 TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH RANGE 34 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 24 THENCE SOUTH 01 DEG 00 MIN 00 SEC WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 24 FOR 766.91 FEET THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 00 MIN 00 SEC EAST FOR 338.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING SAID POINT BEING THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 1985.00 FEET A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 14 DEG 05 MIN 31 SEC AND FROM SAID POINT A RADIAL LINE BEARS SOUTH 10 DEG 15 MIN 15 SEC WEST THENCE EASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE FOR 488.21 FEET THENCE SOUTH 29 DEG 38 MIN 17 SEC WEST FOR 524.73 FEET THENCE NORTH 66 DEG 40 MIN 43 SEC WEST FOR 381.96 FEET THENCE NORTH 79 DEG 38 MIN 39 SEC WEST FOR 8.55 FEET THENCE NORTH 18 DEG 55 MIN 49 SEC EAST FOR 473.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 5.09 ACRES 1-26-36-34-0010-00000-0860 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: THE OKEECHOBEE GROUP LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 18th day of September, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466173 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD115 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that DELANE REX LINEBERRY 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: 3425 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: THE EAST ONE HALF E1/2 OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY COMMENCING AT THE QUARTER SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST ALONG THE QUARTER SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1918.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 396.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 396.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 396.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING LYING IN & COMPRISING A PART OF THE SOUTH ONE-HALF S1/2 OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOT 20F OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT KNOWN AS FOUR SEASONS ESTATES 1.00 ACRE 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-020F Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: AMPARO BARTRA GUSTAVO A BARTRA 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 16th 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. 466797 ON 9/5,12,19,26/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE The County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon will hold the 16 County Ecosystem Summit on Friday September 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Please take notice and be advised that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Coalition with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Karson Turner as Chairman County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 467110 ON 9/5/2014 CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee Code Enforcement Board will be meeting on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter, City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. Please contact Sue Christopher, 863-357-1971, or website cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Code Enforcement Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the Fire Department no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-357-1971. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. by: Jamie Gamiotea, Code Board Chairperson 467103 ON 9/5/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News September 5, 2014NOTICE 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

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD114 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: 3421 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA ALSO KNOWN AS LOTS 120D 103D 106D AND 107D ON THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AND BEING FURTHER BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17 THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 57 MIN 33 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF SW 2ND AVENUE THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 3208.32 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF NW 3RD STREET THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING LESS & EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER OF THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 662.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA ALSO KNOWN AS LOTS 106D AND 107D FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-102D Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA 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 16th 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. 466796 ON 9/5,12,19,26/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD114 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: 3421 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA ALSO KNOWN AS LOTS 120D 103D 106D AND 107D ON THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AND BEING FURTHER BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17 THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 57 MIN 33 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF SW 2ND AVENUE THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 3208.32 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF NW 3RD STREET THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING LESS & EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER OF THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 662.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA ALSO KNOWN AS LOTS 106D AND 107D FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-102D Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA 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 16th 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. 466997 ON 9/5,12,19,26/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice 17 Okeechobee News September 5, 2014NOTICE 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD115 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that DELANE REX LINEBERRY 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: 3425 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: THE EAST ONE HALF E1/2 OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY COMMENCING AT THE QUARTER SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST ALONG THE QUARTER SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1918.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 396.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 396.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 396.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING LYING IN & COMPRISING A PART OF THE SOUTH ONE-HALF S1/2 OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOT 20F OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT KNOWN AS FOUR SEASONS ESTATES 1.00 ACRE 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-020F Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: AMPARO BARTRA GUSTAVO A BARTRA 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 16th 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. 466998 ON 9/5,12,19,26/2014 ACROSS 1 Album with the hit Mamma MiaŽ 5 They wont last 9 Little bits 14 Combat with seconds 15 Sashimi fish 16 Shinto temple gateway 17 Look like a wolf 18 Roadside sign for sticklers? 20 Bar round 22 One may be restricted 23 Bar staple 24 Blood-typing letters 25 Priest in 1 Samuel 28 Yacht club hanging 29 Homers father, on The SimpsonsŽ 30 Lower-class bovine? 33 Blue stuff 34 Church cheers 35 RespectŽ songwriter Redding 36 TarzanŽ character at an Imax? 39 Jazzy style 41 The Return of the NativeŽ heroine __ Vye 45 Comparative word 46 Coat waterproofing application? 48 Macklemores genre 49 Bernina Range peak 50 Bojangles art 51 Jeanne dArc, e.g.: Abbr. 52 Blotter letters 53 Boxy transports 55 Fix permanently 57 Spiders talent show? 61 Mata __ 63 Lollapaloozas 64 Present day, for short 65 Land west of Nod, in Genesis 66 Tuckered out 67 Vacation sub 68 Like a doormat DOWN 1 Fuss 2 Cause of worry 3 Air delivery method? 4 On the quieter side 5 Fashion plate 6 Mimic 7 Opening word? 8 Rose of __ 9 Rose oil 10 __ screen: medical test 11 Art requiring a folder 12 Airport transport 13 Ring seal 19 Unlike Oscar Madison 21 Already caught that film!Ž 24 Weimar word of woe 26 Turner on a screen 27 Winning ... __ all-the-time thingŽ: Lombardi 31 Missionarys concern 32 Starlike flower 33 Bargain 35 Recorded, in a way 37 A moment ago 38 Like Phileas Fogg during much of his journey 39 Overhaul 40 Fit 42 Dishwasher brand 43 Trisected 44 Bolted 45 Fishes, in a way 46 A ref may throw one 47 Right after this show ...Ž 49 Captains order 54 __ hereŽ 56 Classic 1954 horror film whose title creatures have invaded this puzzle 58 Many a bon mot 59 60s arena 60 1/48 cup: Abbr. 62 Cartridge contents By Gareth Bain (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC06/13/1406/13/14ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewisxwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle Choose how you want your news publishedPut yourself in print! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News€ The Okeechobee Youth Football League got back toward winning ways as they swept “ ve games against the Lee County Steelers in Fort Myers Saturday. The ” ag team prevailed 12-0, the Mighty Mites 6-0, the Pee Wee 29-12, the Juniors 1912 and the Senior squad 32-12. Okeechobee teams play at Sebring this Saturday. € The Lady Brahman golf team opened their season with a 44-stroke victory over J ohn Carroll last Thursday. Hannah Raulerson scored 47, Cameron White 50, Fernanda Grisales a 54, and Merdith Hilliard 56. Gina Carvelli led John Carroll with a 55. Coach Bruce Conrad said the KOA course in Okeechobee is a little shorter than some of the courses on the coast but the w ater hazards and narrow fairways make it a challenge for high school girls. I felt that the team score of 207 was exceptional. I was very impressed with the play of our y ounger girls.Ž Conrad said he wants to get consistent play from his third through sixth spots like he received last year. He said Grisales posted a 54 despite a few penalty strokes for sending balls into the water hazard. He also noted the improved ball striking of Hilliard since the girls attended a golf clinic at Keiser College. Yasmine Vega scored a 61 in her “ rst career match. Okeechobee has two home matches this week at the KOA golf course. € CSC All Star Competitive Cheer program will host a “ nal signup/registration on Sept. 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. for ages 4-18 years old, no experience required. Registration is $100. The signups will be at CSC Gym located at 810 N. Parrott Ave., the only air conditioned gym in town. Coaches are USASF certi“ ed, AACCA certi“ ed and First Aid/CPR trained. For questions, please contact Director Jennifer Lafferty at 863-801-9229, Coach Jennifer Busbin 863-697-2085 or Coach Pam Harwas 863-697-2124. The program is sponsored in part by Childrens Service Council of Okeechobee. Sports News in Brief Celebrations www.newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineEach Celebrations package includes: and family & JANE A. ILLUSTRATION WEDDINGJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE She is the daughter of Joseph and Jane SUSAN A. EXAMPLE BIRTH & JANE A. EXAMPLE ANNIVERSARYJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Submit your good news today at & JANE A. EXAMPLE ENGAGEMENTJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Many newspaper owners have a hidden agendaŽ „ whether it is political, economic or to promote the publishers cronies. Not us. Were owned by a unique non-profit journalistic trust. Our ONLY mission is to provide the information and understanding citizens need to make intelligent decisions about public issues. In doing so, we strive to report the news with honesty, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 19 Okeechobee News September 5, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsOkeechobee will hope for better luck against a familiar rival tonight when they travel to Firemens Field in Sebring to take on the Blue Streaks. Okeechobee made too many mistakes with penalties last week in their loss to Glades Day, 6-0. Coach Chris Branham said the game plan last week was a good one but the team simply made too many motion penalties to win. He noted the team only gets about six hours of practice per week and it wasnt enough to get ready last week. We were much more locked in this week mentally. We had a business like practice Tuesday and the kids were very alert and paid attention in “ lm study Monday. They learned a lot about preparation from that loss last week.Ž Coach Branham said Sebring has a lot of athletes with good speed and an active defense. He expects almost every game on Okeechobees schedule to be competitive this year. This has always been a physical battle. It is good old school football when Sebring and Okeechobee get together. We wont change the play book we just have to make sure to execute,Ž he added. Sebring won their opener after waiting out a twohour rain and lighting delay, 23-13 over Jupiter Christian. Key players for the Streaks include quarterbacks Jair Watson and Silas Berry, tailback Duran Randolph, running back Giovanni Jenkins and fullback Akem Pierre. Place kicker Hunter Livingston connected on a 25-yard “ eld goal last week. Randolph scored a touchdown pass last week. Sebring likes to run a lot of jet sweeps and screen passes and the Brahman defense will have to be ready for those formations tonight. Coach Branham said his defense has played well and noted they held their opponents scoreless for seven quarters and 11 minutes in the “ rst two games. OHS will play Antawyn Fludd more at quarterback but with some injuries in the back“ eld he will still be featured at wing back. Juanyae Ford could see more touches at running back as well. Branham said both teams will compete very hard and neither team wants to lose because the coaching staff often sees one another at camps and in the 7-on-7 summer leagues. He said the team has to play a clean game and leave nothing to chance. Im excited to be back at the rodeo. I dont question my teams ability. We just need to learn and pick things up week to week and adjust,Ž he added. On the injured list Okeechobee will be without wing back and corner back Jajuan Cherry. Andrew Wine, and Chris Epps are questionable. For the game story, see the link on the Okeechobee News Facebook page. OHS Brahmans face Sebring Blue Streaks Amendment 2 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.

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See dealer f or complete details.Based on total sales of 3 locations **Available on select models with approv ed creditAvailable on select models w ith approved creditMSRP Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 2014 95 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS** ORIGINAL MSRP.............$28,785 DISCOUNTS & REBATES.....-$2,786 YOU PAY AS LOW ASCherokee 2014 ORIGINAL MSRP.............$23,990 Patriot 2014 86 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS 86 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP.............$18,485 DISCOUNTS & REBATES.....-$3,486 YOU PAY AS LOW AS Town & Country Touring 2014 144 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS ORIGINAL MSRP.............$31,760 DISCOUNTS & REBATES.....-$6,261 YOU PAY AS LOW AS200 Limited 2014 116 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP.............$26,690 DISCOUNTS & REBATES.....-$7,781 YOU PAY AS LOW AS Dart 2014 Journey SE 2014 ORIGINAL MSRP.............$20,990 DISCOUNTS & REBATES.....-$2,991 Avenger SE 2014 ORIGINAL MSRP.............$21,590 DISCOUNTS & REBATES.....-$5,591 YOU PAY AS LOW AS1500 Reg Cab 2014 78 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS ORIGINAL MSRP.............$24,635 DISCOUNTS & REBATES.....-$4,636 Promaster 1500 Cargo Van 2014 30 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS 128 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSYOU PAY AS LOW ASPrices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate.$14,999*$25,999*$15,999*$17,999*$17,999*$25,499*$19,999*ORIGINAL MSRP.............$30,291 DISCOUNTS & REBATES.....-$2,792 $27,499*Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate.113 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS 169 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS136 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSPrices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate.Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate.YOU PAY AS LOW ASStk.# 142443 Stk.# 143970St k.#141335St k.#514216Stk.# 142539Stk.# 141780$1999 Due at Signing, $0 Security Deposit plus Tax, Tags & $599.95 Dealer Fee. 10k/year … .25¢/mile over mileage penalty with approved credit and qualifying conquest lease cash of $1,500.$158AS LOW AS PER MONTH 36 MOS.LEASE FOR200 2015 ORIGINAL MSRP.............$25,490 200 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS$1999 Due at Signing, $0 Security Deposit plus Tax, Tags & $599.95 Dealer Fee. 10k/year … .25¢/mile over mileage penalty with approved credit.$169§AS LOW AS PER MONTH 36 MOS.LEASE FORORIGINAL MSRP.............$22,025 $1999 Due at Signing, $0 Security Deposit plus Tax, Tags & $599.95 Dealer Fee. 10k/year … .25¢/mile over mileage penalty with approved credit.$139AS LOW ASPER MONTH24MOS.LEASE FOR1500 Crew Cab Express 2014 ORIGINAL MSRP.............$36,890 $189 Due at Signing, $0 Security Deposit plus Tax, Tags & $599.95 Dealer Fee. 10k/year … .25¢/mile over mileage penalty for well qualified current lessees of a competitive brand vehicle with approved credit.$189AS LOW ASPER MONTH24MOS.LEASE FORStk.# 144003 Stk.# 242042YOU PAY AS LOW AS Stk.# 134865Stk.# 140896 20 Okeechobee News September 5, 2014