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Friday, September 12, 2014 50¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 110 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Vandals cut ber Vandals cut ber optic lines on optic lines on tower tower ... Page 5 OHS Brahmans face Martin Co. Tigers ... Page 7 Corps to adjust lake releases ... Page 9 BHR cell tower plans approved ... Page 12 14.49 feetLast Year: 15.46 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level Clrng Or Cti! Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppOkeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce K-9 Kiki sits down as an alert to her handler, Deputy Bart Potter (right), that she has located drugs behind the cab of this pickup truck. Deputy Potter and Kiki were taking part in some training exercises Thursday, Sept. 11, at the sheriffs of“ ce. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Area narcotics K-9s were put through their paces in training Thursday, and were also put to work locating drugs hidden in a wooded area in a local subdivision. Detective Sergeant Jimmy Mills, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), said K-9s from that agency along with Seminole Police Department (SPD) K-9s spent their morning training in controlled situations. He said they worked with their dogs on “ nding dope in vehicles, as well as both indoor and outdoor hides. Sheriff Paul May said his K-9 handlers and their dogs frequently train with other agencies. Training with such large agencies as those from St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties provides his deputies with access to a wealth of experience and knowledge, he added. Were very proud of our K-9 unit. I could not imagine this department without those dogs,Ž said Sheriff May, who has always been a proponent of K-9s. Taking part in the training were OCSO Detective Kristin Gray and 5-year-old K-9 Remi and OCSO Deputy Bart Potter and his 3-yearold K-9 Kiki. Also taking part in the training were SPD Of“ cer Jody Certain and her K-9 Bara along with Of“ cer Jack Morgan with his K-9 Cali. Detective Gray said Remis been on the road for three years, while Deputy Potter said Kiki has been a working K-9 for the past two years. After lunch, the dogs took to the “ eld and were put to work in the Douglas Park K-9 “ nds hidden drugs By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Plans are on track for a music festival at the Sundance Trails property March 6-8, 2015. The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners Thursday approved the Okeechobee County Planning Boards recommendation to authorize issuance of temporar y use permits for Okeechobee Music and Funfest events at the 800-acre property on the north side of Northeast 120th Street. Festival traf“ c can use State Road 70 to Berman Road, or U.S. 441 to N.E. 144th Street to get to Northeast 120th Street. The festival will be on the 848-acre site of a failed subdivision and an adjoining parcel also owned by Clifford Rosen. The area already has paved roads, but due to the drop in the Real Estate market no houses have been built since the property was subdivided. A 14,000 square foot lodge and a few outbuildings are the only structures on the property. Deputy county administrator Jim Threewits said only one festival permit will be issued at a time, and meetings held after each event can go over any problems they “ nd and address those problems at future events. As with Mudfest, after each event we would have a debrie“ ng and discuss what went wrong and so forth,Ž he said. Anything signi“ cant like this is only going to work if it is sincerely, carefully coordinated with the county to ensure the event is not just an economic bene“ t but a bene“ t culturally and physically for Okeechobee,Ž said Mr. Rosen. We are taking somewhat of a white elephant „ a failed Plans for area music festival on trackSee DOGS „ Page 2 See MUSIC „ Page 2

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Subdivision. We went into that part of the community where dope is sold, and we searched the area where drugs are hidden when theyre being sold,Ž said Sgt. Mills, a long-time K-9 handler and trainer. We con“ scated anything we found, then well see if we can process that evidence for a possible suspect.Ž Sgt. Mills said Of“ cer Certain and her K-9 Bara found 17 grams of suspected crack cocaine in a soft drink cup hidden in a wooded area in the 600 block of N.E. 13th Avenue. He estimated the street value of the cocaine w as approximately $1,180. There were 59, $20 rocks found by K-9 Bara, added Sgt. Mills. These were drugs that were on the street for sale. Right now, we just cant say w ho put them there,Ž he added. Basically, continued Sgt. Mills, someone looking to purchase drugs in this area w ould pull up to the dealer, tell them what they want and then drive around the block. The dealer would then go into the wood where he has his dope hidden and retrieve the desired amount. The dealer would then go back to the street and wait for the buyer to return. The suspected cocaine was “ eld tested and indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine. After “ nding the coke, Sgt. Mills said, Someones not going to be feeling too good this weekend.Ž When told of the “ nd, Sheriff May said he could not be more proud of his narcotics unit. These are drugs that were taken off the street and wont be sold to our children,Ž he said. To the drug dealers: Dont go to sleep „ were not.Ž 763-6905 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 763-6905 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee 2 Okeechobee News September 12, 2014 Today: Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High near 85F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Tonight: Thunderstorms in the evening will give way to partly cloudy skies overnight. Low 72F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.Extended ForecastSaturday: Mostly sunny skies during the morning hours. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 89F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Saturday Night: Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy skies overnight. Low 71F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance Okeechobee Forecast DOGSContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppOkeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce Detective Kristin Gray (right) encourages her K-9, Remi, as she searched for drugs hidden behind the cab of this pickup during a training session Thursday, Sept. 11. Remi was successful in locating the drugs. Submitted photo/ OCSOThese suspected cocaine rocks were found in a wooded area Thursday afternoon, Sept. 11, during a K-9 training exercise in the 600 block of N.E. 13th Avenue. The 59 pieces of crack cocaine had an estimated street value of $1 180. land development „ and making it work. The team that we have assembled is one of the best in the country,Ž he said. We will have top musicians in the country out here.Ž That team includes Steve Sybesma, a 30year veteran in the music business with Jim Tobin Enterprises to oversee event and site operations. Mr. Tobin has served as operational director for well-known music events such as Cochella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California, the Hangout Music Festival in Alabama, the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee. The people we have brought in have successfully worked with stars like Paul McCartney, Elton John,Ž Mr. Rosen said. They have the contacts and abilities.Ž He said they hope to make Okeechobee County the home of Americas great destination festival. My children have been traveling to go to the big music festivals across the country,Ž he said. The majority of people who attend these festivals are age 21-35. It became clear that these things are much, much, more than some wild event. They are social gatherings,Ž he said. These other places have no infrastructure. People are slogging through the mud and they are successful,Ž he continued. We have this beautiful property with roads and the club house.Ž The plan calls for two big festivals in March and two in November, with smaller festivals at other times of the year. This isnt just music,Ž he said. Its art, music and theatre „ a whole cultural phenomenon,Ž he said. He said the county will not pay any expenses for any extra services that are required, such as EMT or sheriffs deputies. These expenses will be paid by the event organizers. Mr. Rosen said Okeechobee County is well located for such an event. There are 15 million people in a 150mile radius,Ž he said. When you put up the names of these big stars, we are going to attract a lot of people here.Ž He said events are planned for the dryŽ season, but added that the property itself is high and dry. They will have multiple entrance points to control traf“ c. They will also use shuttle buses. He said security will search every car that comes in, to limit the amount of alcohol that comes in and keep out illegal drugs. The “ rst festival is expected to dra w 10,000 to 20,000 people, he said. The list of entertainers will be released about 90 days before the event, he said. In addition to the music festivals, he said they are coordinating with a theatre group from New York for a camping theatrical event. There will be some new things happening that will put us on the map,Ž he said. I think this is going to be great,Ž said County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper. Commission Chairman Frank Irby asked about the noise levels. Probably the biggest potential complaint you will have is noise late at night,Ž he said. Mr. Rosen replied that they did a noise attenuation study. On the north side o f the property, there is nobody there, he explained. It is clear nearly up to Highway 68. Anything we do late will be aimed up in that direction. We are very conscious of not disturbing our neighbors,Ž he said. MUSICContinued From Page 1 DUI checkpoint slated for Sept. 19 on S.R. 70The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) has announced a DUI/drivers license checkpoint will be held Friday, Sept. 19, on S.R. 70. The purpose of the initiative is to meet with drivers passing through the checkpoint and check for alcohol or drug impairment. Law enforcement personnel will also be checking to make sure all drivers have the proper licensing. DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool that are effective in reducing the number of persons killed and/or injured in alcohol-involved automobile accidents. Research shows crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are held enough. Drivers caught operating a vehicle while impaired can expect jail, license suspension and an increase in insurance costs, “ nes, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

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Marijuana€ I saw an interesting study about the use of marijuana for many of the ailments t hat plague senior citizens. Many doctors b elieve that marijuana would be less risky for them than other medications they currently are prescribed. So many prescription drugs these days are addictive. They believe t hat pot would be less addictive than what t hey are prescribing now. I think the patients deserve to be given the facts and have that c hoice. Why should marijuana be banned w hen they are prescribing hydrocodone?Childrens Services Council€ When you go to the polls on election day, Okeechobee voters will be asked to make a choice about the Childrens Services Council. This is a very small tax millage that goes to the CSC and provides grants for local programs to help kids. Thousands of children are provided with programs and serv ices in this county through this fund. Please v ote yes to keep it. Music festival€ The proposed music festivals sound like a great idea. The Sundance property is far enough away from town that it should not create a traf“ c hazard. Those who go to t he festival could use Berman Road north off SR 70 or N.E. 144th if they come from t he north down U.S. 441. If they have more t han 800 acres, there should be no problem w ith the neighbors. And imagine how great it would be for Okeechobee to have a topnotch music festival associated with our t own. Plus the hotels would be full and the restaurants would be raking in the money. I hope the county leaders are smart enough t o say, yes, thank you!Ž to this opportunity. Amendment 2As former Florida Supreme Court Justices, we once took an oath to protect the Constitution of the State of Florida. Today, we call on all Floridians to protect it by voting NoŽ on Amendment 2. This amendment, promoted as a compassionate effort to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, should be rejected „ regardless of ones position on the issue of medical marijuana. Why should those who are both for and against medical marijuana vote No on Amendment 2? We offer “ ve reasons. First, the amendment is so broadly cast and vague, it will open the door to the general use of marijuana, not the carefully regulated medical use of a drug for those truly suffering. When proposed amendments are placed on the ballot, voters only see a ballot title and ballot summary written by the amendment sponsors. Most voters dont have the time or inclination to read the full text of the actual amendment, much less study its impact. We have read the amendment and studied its impact. And, we are troubled by what voters are being told about Amendment 2. Voters are led to believe that medical marijuana could only be used for debilitating diseases.Ž But the full text of the amendment allows the use of marijuana for virtually any medical condition at the discretion of any recommending physician, and no actual prescription is required. Second, Amendment 2 endangers Floridians by granting broad immunity from criminal and civil liability to virtually everyone involved in the chain of custody of marijuana. Today our criminal and civil justice systems protect citizens from harmful acts and compensate victims and families in cases of medical malpractice and negligence. But under Amendment 2, those providing and using medical marijuana, including every certifying physician,Ž would be immune from basic enforcement and accountability that protect our safety. This would make marijuana the only drug under Florida law for which providers, caregivers and users would be absolved from liability if someone is harmed from its use. Third, Amendment 2 creates a right to use marijuana, coupled with a right to privacy for medical marijuana users, without regard to age. This could be construed to allow minors to obtain marijuana for purported medical reasons without the knowledge or consent of their parents. Fourth, Amendment 2 creates the role of medical marijuana caregiver.Ž There is only one requirement to be a caregiver „ be at least 21. Amendment 2 requires no medical expertise, training or background checks for caregivers, who would have the authority to provide marijuana to multiple individuals. This caregiver provision could be used as a legal shield to protect drug dealers from prosecution. The Florida Department of Health estimates that if Amendment 2 passes, there will be approximately 250,000 caregivers and nearly 1,800 pot shops that would dispense marijuana. This calls into question the states ability to adequately regulate the distribution of marijuana, since it would not be obtained from traditional pharmacies, but from shops run by the marijuana industry. Fifth, if Amendment 2 is approved, it would be almost impossible to “ x its many ” aws because it would be enshrined in the Constitution, rather than being a general law that can be changed or improved as needed to respond to inevitable problems. Whether marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes is an issue about which reasonable people disagree and more study is needed. But anyone who reads the full text of Amendment 2 should readily agree that it is plagued by loopholes and vagueness that would lead to a myriad of unintended and undesirable consequences. Amendment 2 doesnt belong in Floridas Constitution. As former Florida Supreme Court Justices who love Florida and its great Constitution, we urge voters to protect Floridas Constitution by voting NoŽ on Amendment 2. Parker Lee McDonald, Chief Justice 19861988; Justice 1979-1994 Leander J. Shaw, Jr., Chief Justice 19901992; Justice 1983-2003 Stephen H. Grimes, Chief Justice 19941996; Justice 1987-1997 Major B. Harding, Chief Justice 1998-2000; Justice 1991-2002 Charles T. Wells, Chief Justice 2000-2002; Justice 1994-2009 Raoul G. Cantero, III, Justice 2002-2008 Kenneth B. Bell, Justice 2003-2008Help seniors with hearing lossFive million seniors live in Florida. As a state famous for gray-hair retirees, that number likely comes as no surprise. What may surprise you, however, is that one of every three seniors you meet has some degree of hearing loss „ among the most common yet overlooked health challenges in the U.S. September is Grandparents Month and the perfect time to re” ect on our loved ones. While Florida has among the highest percentage of citizens who are hard of hearing in the U.S. „ a large portion of which are seniors „ we also have tremendous resources in plac e to meet their needs. Unfortunately, many Floridians dont realize these resources exist. For example, in 1991 Florida legislation established a nonpro“ t organization called Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI … www.ftri.org/free) to provide ampli“ ed telephones to quali“ ed Florida residents for free. FTRI makes it possible for those who ar e hard of hearing, speech challenged, deaf o r deaf/blind to have the same access to basi c telephone services as everyone else. Whil e hearing aids may be the “ rst thing that comes to mind when you think of hearing loss, ampli“ ed telephones are equally helpful. Not only do these phones boost incoming sound, but th e audio can be customized through tone control and other features for different degrees of hearing loss. To date, FTRI has served more than 502,670 residents and distributed over 1,000,000 pieces of equipment like ampli“ ed telephones. Why is this critical? For starters, having dif“ culty hearing on the telephone is one of the “ rs t signs of hearing loss. For people with children and grandchildren spread out across the U.S., phone conversations are vital to staying in touch with loved ones and engaged with the world. A “ ve-minute phone call may seem insigni“ can t to a grandchild but it could be uplifting, joyous and day-changing to a grandparent. Complicating things further, when grandparents or seniors have dif“ cultly hearing on the telephone they may withdraw and become isolated, which may increase additional health risks. Its not simply a social bene“ t, phone conversations are an essential lifelin e to caregivers, doctors and family members. Hearing loss amongst grandparents or seniors is increasing more and more every day. The good news is technology to help is also advancing, and qualifying for a free ampli“ ed telephone with FTRI is simple. Permanen t Florida residents who are certi“ ed as having hearing loss or speech disabilities can obtain ampli“ ed telephones and other telecommunications equipment at no cost at one of th e 26 regional distribution centers throughout th e state. Furthermore, some of the centers offe r free hearing tests. If your grandparents, parents or friends ar e one of the more than three million Floridians with hearing loss, let them know about resources like FTRI. Even if theyre not, pick up the phone and give them a call. Either way, you can make their day and help us all Keep Florid a Connected. To learn more about this free ampli“ ed telephone program, call FTRI at 800-2223448 or visit our website www.ftri.org/free. Executive director, FTRI, James Forstall September 12, 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!

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5 Okeechobee News September 12, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Vandals who cut three “ ber optic lines to a tower on N.W. Eighth Street likely caused over $125,000 in damages, according to a supervisor with the company hired to maintain the towers. A report by Of“ cer Aurelio Almazan, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), indicated someone cut the lines some time between Thursday, Aug. 28, or Friday, Aug. 29. That damage has caused interruptions in cell phone service. Those responsible for the damage are being sought and the investigation remains open, said OCPD Detective Bill Saum. According to Julien A. Gazzola, lead supervisor for Red Wing Electric out of Hallandale, the cables have not yet been repaired. And while the OCPD of“ cers report indicates the cost to repair to range from $120,000 to $125,000, Mr. Gazzola explained it could very well be much more than that. The cables vandalized were quite specific, so they arent repaired yet. It may take up to three weeks to manufacture these speci“ c cables,Ž said Mr. Gazzola in a phone interview Wednesday, Sept. 10. Each speci“ c cable has to be manufactured, and the lines cannot be spliced. They have to be measured, ordered, built then installed. When asked, Mr. Gazzola said he didnt know how many people were affected by the vandalism because there is no record. But, anyone within a good 3-mile range was effected. It is a high-traf“ c site,Ž he explained. Mr. Gazzola added that he didnt think there has been any previous vandalism to the tower at this site. However, he continued, there have been other towers lately that have been damaged by vandals. Theres been about six (towers) in the last two months from Lakeland, to Okeechobee to Broward County,Ž he said. He went on to speculate the culprit could be a former employee with an axe to grind. Im only speculating, but it could be a disgruntled employee whos just got a lot o f animosity toward Sprint or the company he worked for,Ž Mr. Gazzola said. Red Wing does all the maintenance wor k for Sprint, pointed out Mr. Gazzola. If you have information about this vandalism, Detective Saum asks that you call him at 863-763-5521. Please note vehicle description, occupants and tag numbers, if possible, of an y vehicle „ even company trucks seen at towers „ and notify law enforcement immediately,Ž he asked. V andals cut “ ber optic lines on local tower By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA local detective has arrested an Okeechobee woman for allegedly stealing some batteries and other equipment from an area agricultural business. Arrested Monday, Sept. 8, was Melissa Ann Crews, 37, N.W. 81st Court. She was charged with the felonies of dealing in stolen property (two counts) and giving false information to a secondary metals recycler (two counts). Crews is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $25,000 bond. Detective Javier Gonzalez, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), stated in his arrest report Crews is suspected of stealing nine batteries, a welder and a chop saw. The total replacement value of those items is $2,575, added the detective. OCSO Deputy Rusty Harts“ eld took the initial theft complaint on Aug. 5. According to the detectives report the manager of a local farming business told him three tractor batteries, three heavy-duty truck batteries and three car batteries had been stolen from vehicles belonging to Eagle Island Farms. Also taken was a 220-volt Hobart stick welder and a Milwaukee metal chop saw. Through the course of his investigation Detective Gonzalez learned the welder had been pawned at a Fort Pierce pawn shop. The person who pawned the item was identi“ ed as Crews, added the investigator. This portion of the case was turned over to the St. Lucie County Sheriffs Of“ ce for further investigation. Detective Gonzalez went on to state he found several tickets where the batteries had been sold to local recycling facilities. Also, the detective said he found photos of the missing chop saw at another local recycling “ rm. The detectives report does not indicate if all of the alleged missing items had been recovered, or how much Crews was reportedly paid for the items she is accused of selling. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man accused of selling crack cocaine to a con“ dential source during an undercover drug operation is being held on $200,000 bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. Following his arrest on felony drug charges, Chad Johnathan Garner, 26, was arrested on Okeechobee County warrants charging him with violation of probation. He is being held without bond on those VOP charges in the Okeechobee County Jail. Garner, of a N.E. 13th Avenue address in Okeechobee, was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 9, on charges of sale of a controlled substance (cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a speci“ ed area and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a speci“ ed area. An arrest report by a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force stated Garner sold 0.2 grams of suspected crack cocaine to the source. That alleged sale took place within 1,000 feet of an Okeechobee County-maintained park, added the detective. The report goes on to state that the substance purchased from Garner was “ eld tested, and that test indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine. According to the detective the suspected crack cocaine will be sent to a crime lab for further testing. Following his arrest on drug charges, Garner was arrested on local VOP warrants. Those warrants charged him with violation of probation driving while license suspended/revoked (two counts) and violation of probation resisting a law enforcement of“ cer without violence. Those three charges are all misdemeanors. Woman accused of thefts Man charged with selling crack The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in” uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). € Wayne Lee Rowe, 48, N.W. 36th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 9 by Deputy Jonathan Kemp on a fugitive warrant from the State of Pennsylvania charging him with violation of parole. He is being held without bond. € Nathaniel Brown, 31, E. Fifth Terrace, Pahokee, was arrested Sept. 9 by Deputy Fred Bradley on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation dealing in stolen property (two counts) and violation of probation giving false veri“ cation of ownership to a secondary metals recycler (two counts). He is being held without bond. € Garry John Rogers Jr., 24, S.E. St. Lucie Blvd., Stuart, was arrested Sept. 9 by Deputy Fred Bradley on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and violation of probation possession of marijuana under 20 grams. He is being held without bond. € Isidoro Castilleja, 26, S.W. 13th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 9 by Deputy Fred Bradley on DOC warrants charging him with the felony of violation of probation driving while license suspended/ revoked (two counts). He is being held without bond. € Keith Wendell Cooper, 47, N.E. 12t h Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 9 by Deputy Fred Bradley on a DOC warran t charging him with the felonies of violatio n of probation sale of a controlled substanc e (cocaine) and possession of a controlle d substance (cocaine) with intent to sell. He i s being held without bond. € Rafael Ortiz Gonzalez, 40, S.E. Elyto n Court, Port St. Lucie, was arrested Sept. 8 by Deputy Matt Hurst on an Okeechobe e County warrant charging him with lewd an d lascivious molestation. His bond was set a t $500,000. € Mary Christina Ann Nurrenbern, 54, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arreste d Sept. 10 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker o n a felony charge of possession of a controlle d substance (cocaine). Her bond was set a t $2,500. € Rita Dolores Densberger, 58, S.E. 36t h Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 1 0 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a fel ony charge of possession of a controlle d substance (cocaine). Her bond was set a t $2,500. € Joseph Paulshane Moore, 31, Okeecho bee, was arrested Sept. 10 by Deputy Tamm y Sera“ ni on an Okeechobee County warran t charging him with the felonies of grand thef t and burglary of a conveyance. His bond wa s set at $16,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyon e listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. Th e information will be con“ rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsA Clewiston woman was able to escape from her overturned sports utility vehicle after it rolled over and was immersed in a ditch “ lled with water. According to an Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) accident report Deani Kay Funk Lee, 45, was southbound Sunday, Sept. 7, on N.W. 128th Avenue shortly after 2 p.m. when the crash occurred. OCSO Deputy DeMarcus Dixon said Ms. Lee reached for something on the ” oorboard of her 2001 Chevrolet Tracker then lost control of the vehicle. The compact SUV slid onto the right shoulder of the two-lane road then overturned into a ditch. Despite being upside down in a water“ lled ditch, Ms. Lee was able to escape from the vehicle through the drivers side door. She was not injured, added the report. Deputy Dixons report indicated the SUV sustained an estimated $15,000 in damages. The deputys report went on to state Ms. Lee was wearing her seat belt. SUV overturns into water-“ lled ditch Melissa Ann Crews Chad J. Garner

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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.George Smith, Jigger GeorgeOKEECHOBEE „ George Smith, Jigger GeorgeŽ, passed away August 29, 2014 he moved to Okeechobee in 1997 from Fort Lauderdale. He is survived by his wife, Edna, of 60 years; three children, four grandchildren, and four great grand children. Services were held in Fort Lauderdale, Wednesday, September 3, 2014. He was a very kind and giving man, and will be missed by many. Jean Marie Stubble“ eld, 71OKEECHOBEE „ Jean Marie Stubble“ eld died September 9, 2014. She was born July 21, 1943 in Flint, Michigan to George and Lorraine Coron West. Formerly of Key Largo, she was a resident of Okeechobee since 1997. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, quilting and she loved her dogs, Lucy and Mocha. Mrs. Stubble“ eld was preceded in death by her daughter, Traci Stubble“ eld; and her brother, Dennis West. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Carl Stubble“ eld; son, Joe Stubble“ eld (Melissa) of Key Largo; three daughters, Dena Catala (Ralph) of Lakeland, Debbie Stubble“ eld of Okeechobee and Tonya Lynch (Chris) of Weatherford, Texas; 11 grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two brothers, George West (Linda) and Richard West all of Milton, Florida; three sisters, Patricia Elliott of Gaines, Michigan, Christine West of Indian River, Michigan and Nancy Harvey (Bruce) of Cumming, Georgia. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. In lieu of ” owers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society, Hospice of Okeechobee or the charity of your choice. 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 12, 2014 Blood donations dates setCommunity volunteers are needed to help save lives by donating blood. Scheduled bloodmobile visits in the area include the following: € 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. € Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28, at Walmart from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.Steak, seafood meals offeredCypress Hut Eagles, 7401 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve choice ribeye steak and seafood dinners Friday, Sept. 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Lisa. Saturday, is fun day games from 2 until 5 p.m. Games will include left rightcenter and after that there will be a choice of darts, corn hole, Wii bowling or Farkle. Dinner is spaghetti by the Ladies Auxiliary. Music will also be provided. Sunday, southern fried chicken is back from 2 until 6 p.m. by the Eagle Riders. Monday is sloppy joes and hot dogs, and the weekly dart tournament with burgers served. For information, call the Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154. V FW offers bingo, karaoke VFW North Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. will host bingo Friday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. Friday karaoke will be provided by D&K Entertainment from 7 until 10 p.m. The grill will be open: Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m.; Friday from 5 until 9 p.m.; and, Saturday from 5 until 7 p.m. Loris Sunday dinner will be served from 1until 3 p.m. and will feature sausage and peppers. All proceeds will bene“ t our veterans programs. The public is invited.Shared Services group to meetThe executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County will meet Friday, Sept. 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of“ ce. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our community through the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257.Church plans craft fairA Fabric and Craft Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12-13 at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. All proceeds will be given to the Food Pantry in memory of Sandy Brown.FOE plans jam sessionThe Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #4137, 9985 U.S. 441 N., is calling all musicians for a pickin and grinnin jam session and barbecue Saturday, Sept. 13 starting at 1 p.m. A yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Barbecue chicken dinners will be available for a $5 donation. To members of Aerie #4137: Show your card and get a free dinner for membership appreciation. The event is open to the public. For information, call 863-763-2552.4-H club meeting setThe Barnyard Buddies is a small animal noncompetitive 4-H club for children 5 to 18 years of age. Members learn how to select and care for small animals, including rabbit, poultry, dogs, cats, “ sh, snakes, gerbils, guinea pigs and hamsters. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month from September through May usually at 10 a.m. in the extension of“ ce. The “ rst meeting of this year will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at the 4-H extension of“ ce, 458 U.S. 98 N. Enrollment forms will be available at that meeting, or at the of“ ce.Church hosting speakerDr. Ben Alpert from the Chosen People Ministries will be the guest speaker at Bassinger Christian Brethren Church Sunday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. Dr. Alpert will be speaking as part of the Fall Feasts of Israel program. This event is open to the public, and members of the Christian and Jewish communities are invited. Chosen People Ministries is a mission that is over 100 years old and was founded in 1894 by Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian rabbi who came to believe Jesus was the Messiah of Israel.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64, 501 S.E. Second St. will host Sunday night bingo on Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene“ t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Historical Society will meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will have its “ rst meeting after summer break Monday, Sept. 15 at noon in the museum on U.S. 98 N. We encourage anyone interested in joining the Historical Society to bring a covered dish and $10 for the years dues. We will be doing lots of activities in celebration of the upcoming City Centennial Celebration. We also request that members bring school supplies to donate to classrooms in need, if they wish. The Tantie Quilters will also resume meeting on Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the museum building. If you are interested in doing old fashioned quilting, you are welcome to join. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 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 „ the legalization of marijuana. Come early if you want to order dinner. For information, call 863-532-2482.Auction aids Frank PrescottOkeechobee Quarters for a Cause will host an auction for Frank Prescott at American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., Tuesday, Sept. 16 Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the auction will start at 7 p.m. Paddles are $2. For information, call Christy at 863-697-1247.Local Lions Club formingThe Lions Club would like to invite you to its “ rst charter organization meeting which will be held at Golden Corral, 700 S. Parrott Ave., Thursday, Sept. 18 from noon until 1 p.m. For information, call Sharon Johnson at 863-357-6880.Photo workshop is Sept. 25A photo editing workshop will be held at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., Thursday, Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Bring your laptop or paper and pencil. Learn how to lighten, color correct and straighten your images like a pro. For information, call 772-07-6764.Tourney bene“ ts soccer teamA cornhole tournament to bene“ t the Okeechobee High School soccer team will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 starting at 9 a.m. in the Yearling Middle School gymnasium, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane. The tournament will be for two-man teams. The cost is $25 per player. For details, contact Lonnie Sears at 863-634-1334.Hospital hosting lectureThe Dine with the Doctors topic this month is Sepsis is Serious! This lecture will be held in the Raulerson Hospital cafeteri a Tuesday, Sept. 30, with dinner being served at 4:30 p.m. for $5. The lecture is free and will start at 5 p.m. RSVP by calling 863-7639228.

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The Okeechobee Civil Air Patrol recently took a tour of the Navy Seal Museum in Fort Pierce. Located just north of the Jetty on U.S. A 1A, the ground upon which The National Navy SEAL Museum and Memorial stands in Fort Pierce, is recognized as the birthplace of the U.S. Navy Frogmen. From 1943 to 1946, thousands of brave volunteers were trained as members of Naval Combat Demolition Units and Underwater Demolition Teams. These World War II Frogmen have evolved into the most elite “ ghting force in the world, the U.S. Navy SEALs. The Mission of the Museum is to preserve the legacy and history of these teams. The National Navy SEAL Museum and Memorial was formally dedicated in November of 1985 and is the only national museum in the state of Florida. Since that time, a continuous stream of history and artifacts have found a home in Ft. Pierce. If you havent been recently, there is a lot more to see. More land vehicles, more watercraft and remote surveillance aircraft (UAVs) are now on display. Not only are the grounds around the museum becoming more congested with mini subs and the like, there has been an addition to the museum build itself to house the Hummers and other assault vehicles and craft. The cadets were given a scavenger hunt sheet and started going around to all the displays to gather information. Hopefully, some of this information would stick with them for a long time. The museum is laid out in chronological order and starts with the humble beginnings of the FrogmenŽ of World War II and over the years has developed into the well known Navy SEALS of today. Expect to spend several hours there. At the end of the tour the cadets returned to the entrance and had their scavenger sheets checked. All cadets passed with ” ying colors and were given a reward for their efforts. On Nov. 7, 8, and 9, the museum will host its 29th Annual Muster, three days of dramatic, moving, and just plain fun activities are planned for museum members, veterans, families and the general public. The Navy SEALS will be there and the Civil Air Patrol has been invited to the event and also to bivouac on the grounds overnight and have a meet and greet with the attending SEAL team. For a schedule of events each day or to “ nd out more, go to www.navysealmuseum.org. Civil Air Patrol, the of“ cial auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonpro“ t organization with 60,000 members nationwide, operating a ” eet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 70 lives annually. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 25,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. Performing missions for America for over 70 years, CAP will receive the Congressional Gold Medal in 2015 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacri“ ces of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com, www.capvolunteernow.com and www.capgoldmedal.com for more information. MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Sept. 12TH Thurs., Sept. 18THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “LET’S BE COPS”Fri., Tues., & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “DOLPHIN TALE 2”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 R II: “AND SO IT GOES”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 7 Okeechobee News September 12, 2014 Civil Air Patrol Cadets tour Navy Seal Museum By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Two struggling teams that are familiar with each other face off at Brahman Stadium tonight when the Martin County Tigers (0-2) meet the Okeechobee Brahmans (0-2). Both teams have struggled to score early in the season. Martin County and Okeechobee both have been held to one offensive score in the “ rst two weeks. Martin County lost to South Fork 27-6, and to Vero Beach, 42-0, while Okeechobee lost to Glades Day, 6-0 and to Sebring 30-13. The Tigers feature a traditional pro-style offense with the I-formation run game. Quarterback Austin Kuyrkendall is off to a slow start but has potential. He has rushed for 3.9 yards per carry. Dan Fillhaber leads the Tigers with 63 yards rushing. Clayton Kidwell has been their leading receiver with four receptions for 69 yards. Okeechobee is led by Bubba Fludd with 66 yards rushing and 24 yards receiving. Okeechobee has onl y 196 total y ards in offense over the “ rst two weeks. While the Brahman offense has struggled, the defense has held their own allowing an average of 14.5 points per game. OHS coach Chris Branham praised his team, especially the defense, for their hard work last week at Sebring despite the loss of “ ve starters. Juanyae Ford led the team in tackles and Joseph Benjamin played a strong game on the defensive line. The team counted heavily on reserves like Derrick Boswell and Daniel Nunez last week. The Tigers and Brahmans both have young teams this year that have experienced growing pains. Neither team has much experience in the offensive back“ eld or on the line. The Tigers have focused on more of a power run game than in the past. On defense they have switched to a threeman line, three linebackers and “ ve defensive backs and are likely to blitz from anywhere on the “ eld. They will keep nine in the box to stop the Brahman run game and try to force them to pass. On the injured list Okeechobee will be without Jacob Emmick (hip), Andrew Wine (knee), Arthur Woodruff (knee), Caleb Smith (concussion), Alex Garcia (knee), and Cornelius Horton (shoulder). Jajuan Cherry is back in the lineup after missing last week with a concussion. Chris Epps also is healthier after an ankle injury. The kickoff is set for 7 p.m. tonight. There is an admission and parking charge. Brahmans will host Martin County Tigers Special to the Okeechobee News/Captain Gregory Gernat Cadets Alexandria Rennie and Christopher Denton are browsing the gift shop in the SEAL Museum.

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Special to the Okeechobee News Considered by many to be a once-in-alifetime dream catch, well over 1,000 largemouth bass exceeding 8 pounds have been caught, documented and released in Florida in less than two years. Want to know w here to see photos? Simply go to TrophyCatchFlorida.com and select the Gallery of CatchesŽ or you can pick Search CatchesŽ to narrow down your results. TrophyCatch has been exceptionally w ell-received by anglers, corporate partners, nonpro“ ts and conservation agencies around the country that see this as an innov ative win-win program,Ž said Tom Champeau, director of the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). TrophyCatch is the result of a partnership effort between the FWC, Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and corporate partners. TrophyCatch is an incentive-based conservation program designed for anglers who catch and release largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds, in Florida. Program goals are: € Collect valid information through citizen-science about trophy bass to help the FWC enhance, conserve and promote trophy bass “ shing. € Encourage catch-and-release of the biggest, oldest, most valuable bass. € Excite anglers about Florida freshwater “ shing, encouraging them to purchase licenses and to “ sh more, resulting in bene“ ts to anglers, “ shing-related businesses, local communities and the “ sheries by having more support and funding for conservation. € Share information about “ shing opportunities and destinations to make “ shing more enjoyable. Anglers are encouraged to follow catchand-release guidelines for these big bass and to document the catch through a photograph of the entire bass on a scale with the weight clearly legible. 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However, as has been the case for much of the summer, local runoff outside the lake into the Caloosahatchee River will likely continue to cause ” ows to exceed this target on a frequent basis. The target ” ow for the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80) is unchanged at 0 cfs, although local basin runoff from the St. Lucie Canal (C-44) will continue to be allowed to pass through the St. Lucie Lock as necessary. The lake remains relatively stable as a result of operations and changed hydrologic and meteorological conditions ,Ž said Lt. Col. Tom Greco, Jacksonville District Deput y Commander for South Florida. Based on the multi-seasonal outlook, the water control plan calls for the corps to reduce ” ows from the lake.Ž Today, the lake stage is 14.50 feet. It is currently in the Operational Low Sub-Band of the corps water control plan, the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS). The corps will continue to monitor conditions and adjustments to discharges will be made as necessary based on LORS guidance. USACE will adjust releases from Big O Special to the Okeechobee News NOPE Task Force will host its Eighth Annual National Candle Light Vigil on Thursday, Oct. 23, in Okeechobee County. The vigil is held in memory of the 33,000 United States citizens who die from accidental drug poisonings each year. NOPE Task Force invites you to attend and participate in this memorable event. Too often, the disease of addiction is perceived as deserved and shameful, leaving families and friends to grieve in silence or an addict alone to struggle to recover. Only through awareness and openness we can eliminate the prejudice that has followed the disease of addiction. The nations drug czar, Michael Botticelli of the White Houses Of“ ce of National Drug Control Policy said it best in a recent news interview, There is no shame in this. This is a disease.Ž The Okeechobee County vigil is organized by NOPE Task Force (Narcotic Overdose Prevention and Education), the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition and the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce. Our organizations are committed to educating our children and adults about the growing destructive forces of drug abuse that have hurt countless communities. The deadline for accepting memorial wall photo submissions is Oct. 1. Memorial photos can be submitted through the NOPE website at nopetaskforce. org: or, by contacting Connie Curry at 863763-3117, extension 5022. NOPE Task Force plans its annual vigil

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$ 5995 2001 Chevy Suburban8 Passenger, Auto, A/C, Leather Int. Trailer Tow PackageONLYU2116 $ 6995 2004 Dodge Dakota 4 door, Auto, V8, A/C, Loaded ONLYU3619 $ 3495 *2002 VW GolfAuto, A/C, Loaded, GAS SAVERONLYU1869 $ 3695 *2002 Ford Focus ZTS5 Spd, A/C, Leather Int, CD Player, Gas SaverONLYU1839 $ 6995 *2003 Toyota Salara ConvertibleAuto, V8, A/C, New Tires, Loaded, Trailer Tow Pkg. ONLYU4116 $ 6495 *2003 Nissan Frontier 2002 GMC Yukon XLKing Cap, 5 Spd, A/CONLYU0129 $ 7495 *2003 Ford Expedition 4x4V8, A/C, 3rd Row Seating, Trailer Tow Pkg.ONLYU2624 $ 4695 *2001 Toyota CamryAuto, A/C, Loaded, GAS SAVERONLYU3311 $ 6995 2006 Nissan AltimaAuto, A/C, PW, PL, Loaded ONLYU1366 $ 5995 2004 Jeep Grand CherokeeAuto, A/C. 6 cyl, PW, PS, PL, LoadedONLYU1833 $ 6995 2002 Chevy SuburbanAuto, A/C, 7 Pass, Leather Int, Two Pkg.ONLYU3236 $ 2995 *2000 Ford Mustang6 cyl, 5 Spd, A/C, New TiresONLYU2149 $ 4995 2003 Suzuki Grand VitaraAuto, A/C, 6 cyl, LoadedONLYU2124 $ 4495 1974 VW Beetle5 Spd, New tires,, Excellent ShapeONLYU2311 $ 18995 2007 Lexus GX470Auto, A/C, V8, Trailer Tow Pkg., Leather Int., New Tires, LoadedONLYU2639 $ 6995 2003 GMC Envoy XL3rd Row Seating, Auto, A/C, 6 cyl, New Tires ONLY 87,260 MILESONLYU6833 $ 6495 2007 Chrysler Town & Country7 Pass, Auto, A/C, LoadedONLYU5386 $ 4995 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTAuto, A/C, new tires, 6 cyl, loadedONLYU1734 $ 3995 2001 Ford Expedition Auto, A/C, V8, 7 Pass, LoadedONLYU2783 $ 4995 2002 Ford Expedition EBAuto, A/C, Loaded, 3rd Row Seating, New TiresONLYU1897 $ 2995 1996 SubaruLegacy Outback AWD, 5 Spd, A/C, Nice Car ONLYU1839 $ 6995 Auto, A/C, 6 cyl, 7 pass, low miles ONLYU2913 $ 6995 2002 Mercedes ML 500Auto, A/C, Leather, LoadedONLYU1839 $ 3995 2005 Ford Focus ZX45 Spd, A/C, 102,893 MilesONLYU3308 $ 7495 *2004 Toyota TacomaA/C, Spd, 4 cyl, Bedliner, New TiresONLYU3597 WE BUY CARS! Se Habla Espaol Consignments welcome *Plus Tax & Tag 863-467-5243 147 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee No dealer fees for the month of September! 6 th Year Anniversary Celebration Saturday, Sept. 13 FREE Hamburgers, Hot Dogs & MusicCome Celebrate With Us! 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTAuto, A/C, 6 cyl, leather int, moon roofU1847 ONLY $ 6995 Auto, V6, A/C, Leather Int, Loaded U9664 ONLY $ 6495 MANAGER’S SPECIAL 11 Okeechobee News September 12, 2014

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By Charles M. MurphySpecial to the Okeechobee News MOORE HAVEN „ Glades County Commissioners had a short agenda when they met Tuesday morning in Moore Haven. The commission approved an extension of 60 days for needed improvements for the Lake Okeechobee Navigation Channel. Commissioner Tim Stanley abstained from the vote because he is employed by the South Florida Water Management District. This project involves maintenance needed for the dredging of the Moore Haven canal, the Pearce Canal and Dyess ditch. County Manager Paul Carlisle said $1 million is set aside for the county to assist in the cost of the work. The project has been in the works for close to “ ve years. In other actions the commission approved a renewal agreement with the Heartland Library Cooperative. Commissioners approved a 38-cent per hour raise for employees in their proposed budget on Sept. 8 after a public hearing. The tax rate was set at 9.036 mills which represents a 1.41 percent tax increase for property tax payers this year. The commission also discussed the use of county facilities for political campaign events. Attorney Richard Pringle said the county must follow free speech rules. If it is a political fundraiser there could be restrictions on who is allowed in the building. Since it is government owned there are “ rst amendment rights involved. He said the county should shy away from political fundraisers. Private property would not have these restrictions, I would not rent out county facilities for political fundraisers.Ž Any activity that violates the law or county rules and policies are currently prohibited. These facilities are county owned, it is a bene“ t to the public to use them, and you could state they cant be used. They must comply with your rules, and they are not entitled to use them.Ž Maintenance costs, insurance coverage and risk to the county are factors they should consider when leasing facilities to the public for certain events, Mr. Pringle advised. Mr. Pringle said free speech is often a quagmire. He said the county manager must be given discretion in deciding who uses a county facility. We are not going to intentionally violate somebodys “ rst amendment rights.Ž Commissioner Donna Storter said she understood insurance coverage for certain events, but questioned why insurance would be required for a spaghetti dinner in Ortona. Next month political rallies will be held at various community buildings in Ortona, Washington Park, Moore Haven and Buckhead Ridge. The Buckhead Ridge rally is scheduled for Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Two county commission races will be contested this year. Fifteen contractors have shown interest in bidding on the construction of a training center at the Glades County business park. The state legislative delegation meeting will be held on Friday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. at the commission chambers. The training center must be completed by June 30, 2015 to use the state “ nds. Commissioner Paul Beck said a new airboat ramp has been completed at Harne y Pond Canal in Lakeport. Glades County and the J.J. Wiggins Trust are meeting to discuss a possible settlement to litigation over land use issues. A second cell phone tower has been proposed for pasture land on the west side o f S.R. 78 in Buckhead Ridge. 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 SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 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 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 Trust QuartetIN CONCERT Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7 pm Okeechobee Seventh-Day Adventist Church 412 NW 6th Street, Okeechobee, Fl www.okeechobee22.adventistchurchconnect.orgPUBLIC INVITED! 12 Okeechobee News September 12, 2014 Moore Haven canal dredging project extended By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News MOORE HAVEN „ Two cell phone towers received approval from the Glades County Planning Board in recent months. On Aug. 12, the board conducted a public hearing and approved an application for a special exception to allow a wireless communication tower at Linda Road proposed by Gulfstream Towers. The 250-foot tall tower is self-supported and was placed on 12 acres currently zoned open use agriculture and commercial general district. The special exception was required because the maximum tower height allowed in open use agriculture is 100 feet. The staff report found the application was consistent with the Glades County comprehensive plan and land development regulations. The special exception is in effect for “ ve y ears which means the tower must be constructed in that time frame. If the tower is ever abandoned the company is required to remove it. The county also required any and all federal permits that are required to operate the tower be submitted to them. Approximately 7,200 square feet of the property will be used for this project. The maximum height allowed would be 300 feet. The board also approved a 306-foot wireless communication tower on Sept. 9. This tower is to be built on open use agriculture property owned by Beef Pasture Ranch, Inc. on the north side of State Road 78 west. Most of the conditions of the special exception were similar to the earlier application. The county did require a vegetative buffer along the exterior of the south, east and west sides of the chain link fence which consist of live oaks every 40 feet and native shrub special that will form a continuous hedge. The company, Vertex Development, LLC,, plans to lease 10,000 square feet for this tower site. Planning board approves two cell towers in Buckhead Ridge By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A vehicle “ re at Okeechobee High School (OHS) was apparently the result of an electrical short circuit, stated an Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) report. OCSO Deputy and OHS School Resource Of“ cer Donnie Holmes said he was contacted about the “ re shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8. When Deputy Holmes went to the schools parking lot east of the OHS gymnasium he reportedly saw smoke coming from under the hood of a 1988 Ford pickup truck. A fter getting a “ re extinguisher from the trunk of his patrol vehicle, Deputy Holmes was told by the vehicle owner that the “ re was now out. But smoke, continued the OCSO report, was coming from the passenger-side headlight. The deputy contacted Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue, who investigated the “ re and concluded it was caused by an electrical short. Deputy Holmes went on to indicate a family member of the student was called to the school, and the pickup was then loaded onto a trailer and taken away. The OCSO report did not indicate the amount of damage done to the pickup, or if any other vehicles were damaged. Truck catches “ re at OHS

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G4S Youth Service LLC Okeechobee, FLIs hiring for the following positions for OJOCC Teachers (Science, Business Ed & Math) Email: alma.grace@us.g4s.com or apply online at: www.usajobs.g4s.com EOE/Drug Free Workplace NOW HIRING LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Donnie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP• minimum of 2 years driving experience • clean driving record Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! IMMEDIATE OPENINGThe Okeechobee Utility Authority is seeking a Customer Service Clerk I with strong communication, organizational, and analytical skills. Applicant must be able to work well with employees and the public. Applicant must have High School Diploma or equivprocedures such as telephone skills, cash handling experience, data entry, and accounts receivable. Applicant should have computer skills that include knowledge of internet (40hour work week consists of Mon. – Thurs. 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM)An Equal Opportunity Employer A Drug-Free Workplace. Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesHospice of Okeechobee Yard Sale Sept 17th & 18th 8:00 till Noon We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesMOHAWK CONSTRUCTION INC. FILL SHELL, ASPHALT MILLINGS, SAND, STONE, MULCH, TOP SOIL. LARGE OR SMALL QUANTITIES DELIVERED OR PICK-UP, NEAR TOWN. JOSH 634-9486 Special NoticeHANDYMAN WANTED 5 HOURS A WEEK $9.00 PER HOUR. CALL 863-763-6358 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeCal-Maine Foods is looking for motivated and reliable person to perform maintenance and electrical duties. Electrical skills a plus. 40+hrs, good bene ts Apply at: 6800 NE 120th St. Okeechobee Fl. 34972 or Email resume to: dberry@cmfoods.com DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Needed CLASS A CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 5:00. New Horizons is now hiring an Outpatient Of ce Manager for our Okee. location. For more information and to apply online, please go to www.nhtcinc.org DFWP/EOE WANTED: MAINTENANCE MAN FOR SENIOR PARK. FREE RENT & UTILITIES. PREFER 50YR OR OLDER WITH EXP. WITH RV’S 863-763-7164WANTEDOTR AND IN-STATE TRUCK DRIVERCDL Class A Required 2 Yrs. Exp. Required Drug Test Call (863) 414-8842 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full TimeWater Treatment/Water pump repair. experienced preferred but will train knowledge of electric and plumbing is helpful, drug testing and background check required. E-mail resume to advancedwatertech@yahoo.com or apply in person @80 SE 31st Lane Employment Part TimeOK Corral Gun Club is seeking the following positions. Servers, Bartenders (Banquets, events & restaurant), Dish Washer, Line Cook and Range Of cers. Apply in person M-F, 9-11am & 2-4pm 9449 NE 48th St. or email: mritter @okcorralgunclub.com Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Dental EMERGENCY DENTIST 24/7 Urgent Dental Care 7 days a week. Accepting most PPO & Private Insurance. We offer care credit & accept all major credit cards. Call 1-855-683-0990 or 561-683-0990 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Real Estate Servicescommercial bay 1000+/sq feet. Very secure location for lawn service. Opportunity to trade rent for services. (863)532-0099 commercial bay 1000+/sq feet, great downtown visibility, other businesses in building are automotive. Perfect for small engine, motorcycle repair, tinting etc. (863)763-4414 Health & Reducing EquipmentMOBILITY SCOOTER EXCELLENT CONDITION, $250.00, HOSPITAL BED $150.00, MANUAL TREADMILL $50.00, EXERCISE BIKE $25.00 CALL 863-763-6358 Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs 2br, 1ba, Tiled oors. Includes Water. $700 month + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128 Houses RentOAK PARK: 2BR, 1BA for rent, circle drive, new appliances. $700 mo. Call 863-467-1466 Houses Rent3/1 UNFURNISHEDWASHER & DRYERDISHWASHER-TILE FLOORS THRU OUT-COMMUNITY POOL/TENNIS COURT-1ST & DEPOSIT. CALL 863-467-4371 3BD/1BA HOUSE ON 1 ACRE, CERAMIC TILE FLOORS, NEW CABINETS & COUNTE R TOPS. NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURIT Y $850.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 CLEAN 3BR HOUSE, DIXIE RANCH ACRES AREA, 10011 NW 64TH AVE. PETS ALLOWED UPON APPROVAL. $700/MO. WATER & LAWN CARE INCLUDED. $600 SECURITY. 863-610-0001 GREAT LOCATION NEWER 3/2 TAYLO R CREEK ISLES, APPLIANCES INCLUDED, FENCED YARD, SCREENED PORCH, SPLIT FLOOR PLAN, 2 CAR GARAGE, LARGE CONCRETE DRIVEWAY, EXCELLENT CONDITION $1,300.00 PE R MONTH CALL 863-467-9250 LINDA OR 519-746-3776 JIM IN TOWN, 3BD/1BA CBS HOUSE IN GREAT LOCATION. CENTRAL A/C AND HEAT, NICE CORNER LOT, CARPORT. $700/MO. 1ST, LAST & $500 SEC. NON SMOKING. 863-634-8942 Large, clean, 4bd, 2 story home, 2800sq.ft. under air (built in 2006) 2bath + on suite, double car garage, screened porch, large fenced yard, new appliances, large kitchen. $1250/mo + sec. depCall: (863)467-9250 or (519)746-4844 or dhmcara@hotmail.com Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 14 Okeechobee News September 12, 2014

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Houses RentOKEE In Town 2 1/2 br./1ba ., & 2br./2ba. (Screened porch, W/D) both have Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Sm pet ok. both $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. (941) 504-3954 OKEECHOBEE Country Hills Estates. Unique post and beam house on private 5 acre lot. 2bd one in loft, 2 ba., lrg. screen room, screened balcony with hot tub, all appliances, include W/D, $1400. mth. 708-218-8227. OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 2BA, CBS house, all tile, fenced yard a (1 small pet ok) $800 mo. + 1st, last & sec. dep. Refs. needed. Call 561-596-1344 Office Space Rent “Time To Move In Is Now” First 2 Months Free“Next to Court House” Commercial Space 500, 1000, 1300 SF. 863-467-0651 Mobile Home Rent3/2 MH, LARGE SHED, LARGE WOOD DECK, LOCATED OFF 15A. $750.00/MO. SECURITY/LAST MONTH CALL 863-634-2787 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 FOR RENT 55 & OLDER PARK, RV TRAILER $150.00 DEPOSIT, $350.00/MO. PLUS ELECTRIC 863-763-7164 FOR RENT REMODELED MOBILE HOME $700.00/MO. MOVES YOU IN, CLOSE TO TOWN. ALSO 2 EMPTY LOTS AVAILABLE $350.00/MO. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED ON WATER. CALL 863-801-6993 ASK FOR BILLY Mobile Home RentFORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond creek, 2BR, 2BA Trailer, $1,600 down 1st, last + deposit. $650 monthly (772) 464-9226 Campers/RVs2006 PALOMINO POP UP RV. KING AND QUEEN, PULL OUT, BUILT IN TOILET & SHOWER, A/C, WATER HEATER & STOVE, GOOD COND. $3,500.00 CALL 863-873-1719 Office Space Rent Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Automobiles2011 S.E.L. FORD FUSION, WHITE, ONE OWNER, LOW MILES, LOADED, EXCELLENT CONDITION, 6 CYL. MUST SELL $14,000.00 CALL 214-336-7562 CASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Sport Utility1998 FORD MOUNTAINEER SUV, RUNS, V-8, ALUMINUM WHEELS, A/C WORKS, ALL WHEEL DRIVE $700.00 863-357-3313 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD109 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2493 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 5 LOT 80 BLOCK 59 1-05-37-35-0050-00590-0800 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: BARRY BIONDO Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466315 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD111 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2505 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 6 LOT 46 BLOCK 64 1-05-37-35-0060-00640-0460 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: GENOVEVA VALENTIN VICTOR VALENTIN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466317 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD105 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2490 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 5 LOT 61 BLOCK 59 1-05-37-35-0050-00590-0610 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOSE RAUL MARRERO VELEZ PISTEROS AND DISPLAYS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466313 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 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 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. 1998 FORD ESCORT VIN#3FAFP15P6WR199152 2005 GMC CANYON VIN#1GTDS136X58237296 1989 FORD BRONCO VIN#1FMEU15N4KLA60266 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. 467217 ON 9/12/2014 Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at B M J Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on FRIDAY THE 26th day ofSeptember 2014 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statue 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as follows 2007 FORD F 150 LARIAT 1FTPW12V87FB37948 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in “AS IS” with no guarantees. 467219 ON 9/12/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 14-CP-147 IN RE: ESTATE OF LEWIS BUTLER WHITING, JR. a/k/a LEWIS B. WHITING, JR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f Lewis Butler Whiting, Jr. a/k/a Lewis B. Whiting, Jr., deceased, whose date of death was January 8, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses o f the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTE R THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is September 12, 2014 JANICE K. WHITING Personal Representative 32801 North Highway 441, #174 Okeechobee, Florida 34972 STEVEN J. WOOD, Esquire Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No: 0828531McCARTHY, SUMMERS, BOBKO, WOOD,NORMAN, BASS & MELBY, P.A. 2400 S.E. Federal Highway, 4th Floor Stuart, Florida 34994 Telephone: (772) 286-1700 Primary Email: sjw@mccarthysummers.com Secondary Email: kat@mccarthysummers.com 467196 ON 9/12,19/2014 NOTICE OF PROCUREMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES -REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) CONSTRUCTION MANAGER Pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the State of Florida Consultants’ Competitive Negotiations Act and the State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF), the DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE will consider the contracting of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (CM) for providing professional services for the following construction project: REMODEL OF THE FORMER FAU BUILDINGS Located at the IRSC Pruitt Campus 500 N.W. California Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 This project will consist of working with the project architect/engineer team in the design phase, including value-engineering, the development of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) and construction services for the remodel of portions of the three (3) former FAU Buildings. Business entities interested in providing construction management services for the Indian River State College (IRSC) Project(s) are hereby noti ed that their “Statement of Quali cations” submittals must be received in the IRSC Facilities & Sustainability Of ce at 3209 Virginia Avenue, Building “S”, Room 233, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596 by the DEADLINE DATE OF FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. Submittal requirements are one (1) original and ve (5) copies. Instructions for completion and submission of the Construction Management “Statement of Quali cations” may be obtained at the IRSC Facilities & Sustainability Of ce, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Building “S”, Room 233, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596; or preferably by e-mailing your request to tlynch@irsc.edu or calling the Facilities Planning Of ce at 772-462-7360. IRSC reserves the right to waive any informality in the selection process and to reject any or all Statement of Quali cations. 466971 ON 9/12,19,26/2014 Public Notice NOTICE OF CITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING NOTICE: The City of Okeechobee Planning Board will meet as the Local Planning Agency on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL., to consider any proposed amendments to the adopted Land Development Regulations (LDR’s), submitted by City Staff or citizens. All amendments are forwarded, with a recommendation, to the City Council for nal consideration. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Please contact General Services at 863-763-3372, or website, cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda or to view the proposed amendments. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Planning 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 General Services Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Planning Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator 461798 ON 9/12/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 2014 CP 127 IN RE: ESTATE OF ERNA M. KOTULA, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS (ancillary administration) The administration of the ancillary estate of ERNA M. KOTULA, deceased, whose date of death was January 25, 2014, File Number 2014 CP 127, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the ancillary personal representative and the ancillary personal representative’s attorney are set forth below All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is September 12, 2014. Ancillary Personal Representative CAROL S. CONLEY /s/ P.O. Box 635 Seabeck, Washington 98380 Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative JOEL O PARKER /s/ Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 0070201 BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. 20093 East Pennsylvania Ave #4 P.O.Drawer 2480 Dunnellon, Florida 34430 467204 ON 9/12,19/2014 15 Okeechobee News September 12, 2014 Reading a newspaper helps you get more out of life.No wonder newspaper readers have more fun! READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!

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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 NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD108 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC 2012 LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3861 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOT 4 BLOCK 204 3-21-37-35-0020-02040-0040 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: TERESA HOLLOMAN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466321 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD116 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC 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: 1652 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT G TRACT 10 WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 10 SECTION 34 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 1-34-34-33-0A00-00010-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JAZMINE K PRICE 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 30th 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. 467197 ON 9/12,19,26 & 10/2/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE 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 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 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 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 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 of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 6 LOT 45 BLOCK 64 1-05-37-35-0060-00640-0450 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: G VALENTIN VICTOR M VALENTIN Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466316 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 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 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 16 Okeechobee News September 12, 2014

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Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD112 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 2506 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 6 LOT 47 BLOCK 64 1-05-37-35-0060-00640-0470 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: RAMON IRIZARRY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd day of October, 2014 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466318 ON 8/22,29;9/5,12/2014 NOTICE 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 17 Okeechobee News September 12, 2014ACROSS 1 Fish often dipped in wasabi 8 Pasadena institute where most of The Big Bang TheoryŽ characters work 15 Meeting expectations 16 Late 17 Florida NASCAR city 18 Absolutely!Ž 19 Pool session for grown-ups 21 Well, hello thereŽ 24 Land of the Incas 25 Hoops cable channel 29 Catch on 31 Disgusting 33 Aunt Bees charge 34 Dishwasher cycle 35 Operatic solo 37 City with canals 39 Motorcycle designed for acrobatic maneuvers 41 What flower girls toss 44 In good health 45 Underwire garment 48 Mounted on 49 Post-shower powder 51 More than just a good buy 53 Local news hr. 55 Left dreamland 57 Slight advantage 58 Baseball play that may be foiled by a pitchout 61 Double-crosser 64 Freeway entrances 68 Bump from behind 69 Champions 70 Sticks 71 Cuddles DOWN 1 South, at the Sorbonne 2 Org. for shrinks 3 Barnyard pen 4 Malarkey 5 Shuffle or nano 6 Dont be a wuss!Ž 7 The Stepford WivesŽ novelist 8 Foreign service officer 9 Declare to be true 10 Showed the way 11 Glenn Millers instrument 12 Profs email suffix 13 Baby bear 14 Riled (up) 20 Ironman event comprised of the last words of 19-, 39and 58Across 21 Pass 22 That woman 23 Stable diet? 26 Bee: Pref. 27 Nervous mannerism 28 Crew neck alternative 30 Part of NIH: Abbr. 32 Wicked 36 Auto body concern 38 Scratches (out) 39 Deep blue gem 40 Retreat 41 Gentle touch 42 Summer, at the Sorbonne 43 Huge amount 45 Resting place 46 Car-cleaning cloth 47 Bar brew 50 Medals and trophies 52 Rent payer 54 Bishops hat 56 How to Build a Classic Golf SwingŽ author Els 59 Sound of music 60 Footed vases 61 __-la-la 62 Color to stop at 63 That feels good!Ž 65 SpaceballsŽ director Brooks 66 Start to heat? 67 Cobras warning By C.C. Burnikel (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC06/17/1406/17/14ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewisxwordeditor@aol.com Okeechobee Sports News in BriefBy Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News € The Lady Brahman golf team had their best match of the year Monday as they pounded the Lake Placid Green Dragons, 193-294. Hannah Raulerson led the way with a 3-over par 38. Cameron White shot a 46, while Meredith Hilliard “ red a 54 and Denise Ihinger ended her round with a 55 for OHS. € Okeechobee High School golf coach Bruce Conrad said Lake Placid has a new coach and 13 new players on the roster this year which explained their poor performance. He saluted his girls for a strong effort. Hannah was super today and she had a couple of three putts so her round could have been even better,Ž he noted. The Lady Brahmans played at Clewiston on Wednesday afternoon. € The Brahman boys golf team got off to a strong start last week as they defeated Port St. Lucie by 28 strokes, 180-208. Daniel Fulleda led the OHS team with a 39, while Kyle Mullins and Jarred Morgan each carded a 47. Eli Finney and Zach Hudson “ nished their rounds with identical 48s. The Brahmans “ nished second in a trimatch held against Fort Pierce Westwood and Lincoln Park Academy in Ft. Pierce as well. Lincoln Park shot 171, OHS 173 and Westwood 208 in the match. OHS also did well in a four-way match on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Martin Count y Golf and Country Club. South Fork, Jensen Beach and Fort Pierce Central all competed in an 18-hole match. Daniel Fulleda, Zach Hudson and Kyle Mullins each shot 83 to lead OHS. Jarred Morgan “ nished with an 88 and Eli Finne y carded a 92 for Okeechobee. The team score was 338. € Yearling Middle School battled stubborn Storm Grove in their season opener in volleyball Monday before the Lady Bulls prevailed 25-13 and 25-18. YMS led only 7-6 in the “ rst game before they scored eight out the next nine points to pull away thanks to excellent serves from Cera Elliott and Lynd Lewis. The second game was also close. Yearling pulled out to a 9-3 lead only to see the Dolphins rally with an 8-0 run to take a two point lead. Yearling “ nally put the game away thanks to two service aces by Elliott. Middle School volleyball team rescheduled a match with Glades Day for Oct. 14 at 4:30 p.m. € The Yearling Middle School socce r team put in a dominant performance as the y bested the Dolphins 8-0 by mercy rule midway through the second half. € Osceola Middle School was rained out in soccer action Tuesday at Sebastian Middle School. No makeup date has been scheduled. € The Brahman bowling teams had a rough night Wednesday in Fort Pierce as the y were swept by the Lincoln Park Greyhounds. The girls team lost 7-0 while the boys squad fell 6-1. Top performances for OHS included a 195 high game from Jessica Olney and a 335 series from Meghen Davis. Allison Bellam y led LPA with a high game of 203 and a 400 series. Coach Carole Olney said Lincoln Park got off to a strong start with a 815-765 in the “ rst game and won the second 775-744. The Lad y Brahmans had trouble with open frames in both games. LPA won the Baker games 190-141, 158139 and 180-102. Brian Chapman had a high game of 202 and a 384 series to lead the boys team. Ken Merrick led LPA with a 229 and a 444 series. Olney said the boys continue to build and are showing improvement in each match. Crossword Puzzle Ashley Bowers prepares to serve during Yearlings victory over Storm Grove Monday. A strong service game paved the way for another YMS victory.

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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 18 Okeechobee News September 12, 2014 The Florida Department of Law Enforcement offers these tips to keep your children safe.Things to teach your childrenTo keep your child safe, ensure that they know: € Their name, address and telephone number (including area code). € That they should not provide their name, address, telephone number or name of their school to a person they dont know. How to dial 911 and describe an emergency situation. € The route you expect them to take to and from school. € That you have to know where they are at all times. € That they must ask you if they are allowed to go outside or another location. € That they must call you if their plans change.The NoŽ listIt is important to teach your children that they can say no or refuse the request of adults or other children who ask them to do something that is wrong or makes them feel uncomfortable. Examples: € Say no to responding to a stranger who asks for directions or help. € Say no to answering the door when home alone. € Say no if someone invites you into their home or car without your parents permission. € Say no if offered a gift from a stranger or acquaintance. € Say no to meeting someone who contacts you online. € Say no if someone who tries to touch you without permission or make you feel uncomfortable. € Say no, scream, “ ght and run away if a person attempts to pull you into a car, house or other location.If your child is missing€ Conduct a search: your home, neighborhood, nearby schools, shopping centers, friends homes, and social networking accounts. € Call your local police. Remember, there is no waiting period to report a person as missing! € Provide police with a recent photograph of your child. € Provide the local police with your childs “ ngerprint card, dental and medical records.Tips to keep children safe€ Never leave your children alone in a car. € Do not visibly write your childrens name on their clothing, jewelry, backpacks or toys. € Notice when someone pays undue attention to your children, even if it is a family member or friend. € Know who your childrens friends are and maintain a list of their parents names and phone numbers. € Encourage your children to communicate their feelings, and never belittle any fear or concern they have, real or imaginary. € Role play with your children: help them practice what to do if they are alone are approached by a stranger. € Teach your children to look for a police of“ cer, store employee or mother with children to assist them if they become lost. € Always keep a current photo of your children. € Have your children “ ngerprinted and keep the cards in a safe place. € Know where to obtain your childrens dental and medical records. € Check the Florida sex offender website and sign up to receive noti“ cations when a sex offender moves into your area. € When your children are traveling, know the license plate number of the vehicle they are traveling in, who they will be with, where they are going, which route they plan to take and what time they should be expected to return. FDLE shares safety tips Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESStudents of the weekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Sept. 13 include: Kindergarten students, Mareli Gonzalez-Garcia, Shelbyun Willis, Kaylee Yates, Yakelin Velazquez, Joseph Galeas-Perez; “ rst grade students, Gracey Broadrick, Paulina Arriaga, Yareli Serrano, Jacob Davis; second grade students, Bryanna Barron, Leah Easterday, Shane Wheatley, Alayna Moody, Zoe Russell, Keilah Mora; third grade students, Joshua Courson, Jacob Simms, McKensie Phares, Reagan Tucker; fourth grade students, Jasmin Catalan, Taylor Elgin, Kaylee Stevens, Diana Ruiz, Kanani Sims; “ fth grade students, Kimberly Hight, Ashley Phares and Leah Sylvander. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESStudents of the weekSeminole Elementary School would like to congratulate the students of the week for the week of Sept. 2: Adrianna Prado, Danny Leal, Antonio Zamora, Dakota Vargas, Amelia Burns, Brayden Brown, Jullian Castaneda, Eloisa Torres, Araceli Marquez, Viviana Montoya, JoNiya Sewell, Robert Vanegas, Michael Demitri Rene, Jesus Santibanez, Annarose Hill, Nevaeh Hawes, Natali Ruiz-Martinez, Makayla Carter, Marymar Mendoza, Hadley Hoggard, Felipe Garcia, Estefani Garcia, Brandon Perez, Ashley Reyes, Jevon Peters, Kyla Thurman, Sherlyn Salgado, Lisbet Hernandez, Emilio Borja, Luz Hernandez and Estefani Valdez. Not Pictured: Kayla Tran and Tony Chapa.

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VEHICLE STOCK QUANTITIES VARY DAILY, RANKINGS BASED ON REGISTERED SALES FOR CHRYSLER CORP. *PRICES PLUS TAX, TAG, $599.95 DEALER FEES, TITLE **WE WILL BEAT ANY LOCAL, VALID,PRINTED ADVERTISEMENT FROM ANOTHER AUTHORIZED DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM DEALER WITHIN THE SE BUSINESS CENTER ZONE ON ANY NEW IDENTICALLY EQUIPPED IN STOCK VEHICLE. CUSTOMER MUST PRESENT COMPETITORS AD AT TIME OF P URCHASE AND SUPPLY ACCURATE VIN NUMBER. COMPETITORS AD MUST BE DATED SAME DAY AS THE CUSTOMERS PURCHASE. IF WE BEAT THE COMPETI TORS PRICE, YOU MUST BUY THE VEHICLE FROM ARRIGO. DEALER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PURCHASE THE VEHICLE FROM THE OTHER DEALER. PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE & $599 DEALER FEES. INCLUDING FACTORY, DEALER DISCOUNTS AND REBATES.  30% OFF VEHICLE 2014 CHRYSLER 200-MSRP $26,690-SALE PRICE $17,999. TERMS, CONDITIONS AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. ALL VEHICLES SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. 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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 12, 2014