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Sunday, September 14, 2014 V ol. 105 No. 111 14.51 feetLast Year: 15.44 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ plus tax Courtesy photo/ OCSOAgents from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) helped dismantle a rolling meth lab Thursday at the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce. Two local men were arrested and are being held on bond in the county jail. By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners approved a tax rate of 8.5470 mills at their Thursday budget hearing. One mill equals $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of property value. This holds the millage at the Tax rate to stay at 8.547 mills By Eric KoppOkeechobee News When narcotics task force detectives saw the 1996 white Lincoln run a stop sign they knew it was their chance, and they took it. After stopping the car in the 400 block of U.S. 441 South the detectives not only found the individual they were looking for „ but more. When the investigators began searching the vehicle they reportedly found a rolling methamphetamine lab. Arrested Thursday, Sept. 11, were Bruce Douglas Bolling and James W. Smith. Both are being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on bond. Bolling, 51, S.E. 55th St., Okeechobee, was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a listed chemical for the manufacture of a controlled substance and production of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, which is a misdemeanor. He is being held on a bond of $106,000. Smith, 25, S.E. Eighth St., Okeechobee, was arrested on those same charges plus two felony counts of sale of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to sell. His total bond has been set at $506,000. Smiths arrest Thursday, said a task force detective, was in conjunction with prior meth buys by a con“ dential source. Rolling meth lab haltedMan threatens to kill woman and deputy ... Page 5 School board budget set at $65.85 million ... Page 8 Precautions help prevent colds ... Page 11 Okeechobee’s Most Wanted ... Page 14 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Clrng Or Cti! See METH „ Page 5 Phoebe Raulerson was recently elected Chairman of the Indian River State College District Board of Trustees, the governing body responsible for establishing and overseeing policies for IRSC. An Okeechobee resident since 1959, Mrs. Raulerson has served on the IRSC Board since April, 2012. A lifelong educator who earned positions of increasing responsibility, she served as principal of Okeechobee High School from 1984 to 1996, assistant superintendent from 1996 to 1998 and as Superintendent of Okeechobee County Schools from 1998 to 2004. Taking a leadership role at the state level, Mrs. Raulerson was a member Raulerson to chair IRSC boardSee IRSC „ Page 5 Phoebe Raulerson See COUNTY „ Page 5

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The section will be published on Wednesday, October 1. The deadline for ad copy is Monday, September 29.Contact a Sales Representative today to place your advertisement (863) 763-3134 • Fax (863) 763-7949 • okeeadsales@newszap.com Book Your Party With Us 4870 US Hwy 441 SE | Okeechobee | 863.451.1319 | stormsjudith@yahoo.comButchs Fish CampWaterfront View!Chuck Wagon On-Site € Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Pizza, Nachos, Sodas and More! € Birthdays € Family Reunions € Retirement € Graduation € Wedding Receptions € Holidays € LuncheonsBuffet sandwiches and salads Now Taking Reservations for Christmas Parties! Book early!Can cater parties of 60 or more € No alcohol servedRV Sites Available 2 Okeechobee News September 14, 2014 By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News € The Hide Out Cafe 12044 S.R. 78, is Lakeports own hidden secret. It has some of the best steaks around the lake, and is worth the drive. Their hand cut steaks are the best select black Angus beef. Their seafood is bey ond compare! If you are looking for something different, this is it! Check them out on Facebook or send them an email at thehideoutcafe@aol.com. Dont forget to tell them Tammi sent you! They can be reached at 863-946-0050. € Your Inner Space LLC, 2827 S.W. Third Terrace, is a dance, yoga and healing arts studio. Joi Dupre, the owner, is a certi“ ed yoga teacher and a professional dance instructor and choreographer who has w orked with Prince and many other great artists. She is committed to making a profound difference in her community. She offers different classes for any age and for all needs! Check her out on Facebook, visit her w ebsite at www.yourinnerspace.net or give her a call at 863-824-0414. Dont forget to tell her Tammi sent you! € OK Corral Gun Club 9449 N.E. 48th St., is Okeechobees family-oriented outdoor shooting, recreational and events destination with something for everyone. Guests can enjoy a variety of shooting venues. You w ont leave hungry either after a stop at their High Noon Caf. The OK Corral offers 12,000 square feet of event space in their Crystal Saloon, ranch house and livery stable. The venue is perfect for weddings, corporate events and private parties. This is de“ nitely a place you will want to stop by and see! It is open 7 days a week and serves lunch daily. Check them out on Facebook and Twitter! Learn more at their website, okcorralgunclub.com or give them a call at 863-357-2226 and dont forget to tell them that Tammi sent you! With football season in full swing, you might “ nd yourself tailgating or maybe just needing a new snack for the game time munchies. Give this recipe a try!Jalapeno PoppersIngredients : 1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese, softened, 4 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese, 6 ounces fresh corn kernels, salt and ground black pepper to taste, 8 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved, lengthwise and seeded, 8 slices bacon, cut in half, 16 toothpicks. Directions : 1. Preheat an outdoor grill for mediumhigh heat, and lightly oil the grate. 2. Mix together the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, corn, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. 3. Fill the jalapeno halves with the cream cheese mixture. 4. Wrap each stuffed pepper with bacon, securing it with a toothpick. Be sure the toothpick pokes through the bacon as well as the pepper. 5. Place the poppers face down on the grill over direct heat. Grill until bacon is crispy and brown, about 5 minutes; turn the poppers over and grill until bacon is crisp on other side, 5 more minutes. Today: Mostly sunny in the morning then increasing clouds with some scattered thunderstorms later in the day. High 88F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tonight: Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, with mostly clear skies overnight. Low 71F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.Extended ForecastMonday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Monday Night: Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Clear skies overnight. Low 72F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Tuesday: Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 89F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tuesday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms before midnight. Low 71F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Okeechobee Forecast Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com

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Do whats right, not easyBy Tommaso PasqaurellaCornerstone Baptist Dont be weary of doing what is right. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.Ž Do not grow weary of doing good, doing w hat is right, and do not abdicate your responsibility to do what God has called you to. Is it tempting to grow weary? Yes, but we are called to stand fast and not grow weary. Why shouldnt we grow weary? Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father.Ž (Galatians 1:4) Jesus gave Himself, He died so that you can have life. Jesus died so that you can be delivered from this present evil world. Jesus died to free you for that was the will of His Father. You can avoid growing weary of doing what is right by following the one who gave Himself that He might deliver, free, and restore. This Galatian church has been duped, conned, tricked in order to follow religion instead of a relationship. I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel.Ž (Galatians 1:6) Paul was shocked, dumbfounded, astonished that they left what is the true gospel, the good news, that was perfect. Truly it is understandable to see how Pauls heart for these Galatians is breaking, he is ” oored, because he is the one who helped them to trust Jesus and taught them for a long time. They are dear to his heart. Listen to how He wants us to handle these false teachers. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.Ž (Galatians 1:8) Paul gets real bold. He tells them that if we, meaning any Christian who is with him, or angels from heaven, preach anything other than the gospel which was preached to them in the beginning let them be accursed. These are strong words, yet it is good to stand for the truth and be serious to contend for the faith you have in Christ. Let them be judged as false teachers, by no means give up praying for them, but by all means not allowing them to continue to spread lies about the God of heaven. But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?Ž (Galatins 4:9) Paul is asking the Galatians, you, and all other believers, after you have known God, or better still known by God how can you turn back to sin? How can you turn back to weak and beggarly elements? The word in the Greek could mean sick or weak and beggarly elements are poor elements, like drugs, alcohol, or cutting. Why would anyone go back to prison cells that they were freed from? How can they turn back to slavery? Not only do they turn again to sinful habits, but sometimes dont they even begin to desire to be back in sin? Do you know God? Do you know the King of glory? Would He agree with you? Would He say that He knows you? It is a revealing question and can show your hearts where you are falling short and cause you to repent and draw near. So how come you know God and are known of God, do you turn back to things that do not matter? Have you eve r wondered why you keep on doing things th e same way expecting different outcomes? Do you ever get weary of doing well, doing wha t is right when you sit there and watch others doing wrong? Watching people prospe r while in such sin may cause us to get wear y of doing good. Fret not thyself because o f evil men, neither be thou envious at th e wicked.Ž (Proverbs 24:19) Fret not thysel f because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.Ž (Psalms 37:1) Do not worry yourself because of th e wicked. This does not mean you should no t care for them or desire for them to be redeemed and restored to God. This world is against you; trust Jesus and do not get tired of following, because things do not go you r way. This life is not about you or anyone els e but meant to be lived for His glory. Don t envy or think nonbelievers get to have mor e fun as some say, but weep for them for the y are heading to a Christless eternity. Think o f Paul, who is writing this letter from His Romans imprisonment. He is being persecuted for holding to the gospel, about to be put to death. How does He respond, does He giv e up? No, he did not grow weary, but clung to Christ His Savior. Have you grown weary o f continuing in your following Jesus? Sometimes you grow weary, tired, and you do no t want to do this anymore. Dont give up o r give in, for Gods glory is your goal and no t your temporary pleasures. Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.Ž (1 Corinthians 10:31). Music festival€ Everyone I talk to in town is so excited about the prospect of this big music festival in March. Cant wait to “ nd out who will be playing. Finally, it turns out to be a good thing to live in a remote, rural area. Its a great place for a big music festival. If it is even a fraction as successful as some of the other festivals these same people have organized, it will be a great thing for Okeechobee. € The plan for a big music festival at the Sundance Trails property sounds great. The festivals will vary in the type of music. So that makes me wonder, whats your dream list for musicians and bands? Who would you like to see play at the Okeechobee festival? I know country music is popular in this area, but I still love rock and roll.Minimum wage€ In regard to the argument that if they raise the minimum wage, the fast food restaurants would have to raise prices and they might go out of business „ would it be such a terrible thing if we had no fast food restaurants? They are no doubt contributing to the obesity problem in this country. Its just so convenient to hit that drive-thru instead of cooking a meal at home. But taking the extra time and trouble to cook meals at home is healthier and less expensive. Of course, the people who work at those fast food joints now would be out of work. € When I was a youngster, aside from the manager, the only people who worked at fast food joints were teenagers and college students. Those jobs were never intended to support a family. I think the problem is not that the fast food restaurants only pay minimum wage. The problem is that the other jobs that adults used to have were outsourced to other countries. Lets address that problem. Raising the pay at the burger joint is not the answer. € It will not surprise me if fast food restaurants go to an automated system. For the drive-thru it certainly would be more ef“ cient than yelling into the speaker. It is really dif“ cult to understand what they are saying and apparently the restaurant employees have trouble hearing the customer too. They never can seem to get the order right. If you could just drive up and punch your order in on the screen maybe you would actually get what you ordered. September 14, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re” ections from the pulpit Letter 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 it is quicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam pling of some of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!Vote for the childrenChildrens Services Council of Okeechobee has been supporting the children of Okeechobee for many years through various community sponsored sports. For the past three years, I have worked with the cheerleading teams who have been recipients of these funds; and we are so thankful. Childrens Services Council not only provided funds for activities during the school year, but also made it possible for children to attend a free week-long summer cheerleading camp. Without the support and funds from Childrens Services Council, many of these children would not have the opportunity to participate in activities or spot. When people complain that there are not enough activities for the children in Okeechobee, they need to remember that there would be far fewer without the help of Childrens Services council. Please vote YesŽ on referendum 1 in Nov. 2014. A vote for Referendum 1 is a vote for the children in Okeechobee. Pan Harwas coach and mom for CSC Waves Allstars

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5 Okeechobee News September 14, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held on bond in the county jail following his arrest for allegedly threatening to kill a woman and the deputy who arrested him. David Anthony Schwendenmann, 48, S.W. 17th St., was arrested Thursday, Sept. 11, on felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (two counts). He was also charged with improper exhibition of a “ rearm and use of a “ rearm while under the in” uence of alcohol, which are both misdemeanors. Schwendenmann is being held on $17,000 bond in the Okeechobee County J ail. According to an arrest report by Deputy Richard Varnadore, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), Schwendenmann demanded the woman take him to a liquor store so he could buy some alcohol. She refused because he was already intoxicated, added the deputy. The man then apparently demanded she move her vehicle, and while they were walking outside Schwendenmann reportedly told the woman Ive got something for you. Look what I have.Ž He then reached into his vehicle and pulled out what appeared to be a long gun wrapped in a red blanket, stated the report. Ive got something for you. Im going to kill you,Ž he allegedly shouted at the woman. Fearing what the man would do, the woman got into her vehicle and left. Deputy Varnadore went on to state a witness to the situation veri“ ed what happened and that Schwendenmann threatened to kill the woman. The witness also said they saw the man retrieve the gun from his vehicle, but when Schwendenmann started taking off the blanket they left. In his report, Deputy Varnadore stated he found an Ithaca 12-gauge shotgun in the blanket. He went on to point out the safety was off and there was a live round in the chamber, with four more rounds in the magazine. The deputy described the rounds as Winchester 1-ounce slugs. While in the jail, David was making several attempts to get my attention inside the cell,Ž stated the deputy in his report. After acknowledging him he kept stating to me Im going to kill you. Im going to kill you.Ž Report: Man threatened to kill woman, deput y David Anthony Schwendenmann We were looking at him because we were buying meth from him,Ž said the detective. Smith then would not let the detectives search the four-door vehicle. Both Smith and Bolling were extremely nervous while speaking to law enforcement. Smith was breathing heavily, mumbled as he spoke and was sweating profusely. Bolling attempted to exit the vehicle during the traf“ c stop without being told to do so,Ž stated the arrest report. Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce Deputy Bart Potter and his K-9 Kiki were called to the scene, and while snif“ ng the exterior of the car Kiki gave a positive alert to the odor of narcotics, the report indicated. During a subsequent search of the Lincoln, detectives allegedly found a number of items usually found in the production of meth. Among those items reportedly found w ere: reaction vessels (large plastic bottles); plastic tubing; camp fuel; a respirator; propane tank; coffee “ lters; liquid drain opener; table salt; drain crystals; rubber gloves; and, syringes. No “ nished product was found,Ž said a detective with the task force, except for a residue on the coffee “ lters.Ž That residue was “ eld tested and the test indicated a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine. The detective described what was found as a one pot, or shake and bake, meth manufacturing operation. Task force detectives had been looking for Smith because they had twice bought meth from him in an undercover drug operation. In one of those buys, Smith allegedly provided the con“ dential source with 0.6 grams of suspected meth in a cut drinking straw with the ends burnt closed. After each of those buys the substance was “ eld tested and each of those tests indicated a positive result for the presence of methamphetamine. That doesnt surprise me he melted the ends of the straw „ weve seen that before,Ž said the detective. He went on to say that a lot of times meth manufacturers will buy clear capsules of vitamins, then dump out the vitamins and put meth inside the capsules. This, he pointed out, helps them avoid detection. According to the detective, meth is currently being sold on the street for about $1,500 an ounce. An 8-ball, which is about 3.5 grams and one-eighth of an ounce, goes for about $250, he added. The detective went on to say that the drug units investigation is continuing. METHContinued From Page 1 of the Florida State Board of Education from 2004 to 2009. Phoebe Raulerson brings years of experience in educational leadership to her position as chair of the IRSC Board, as well as extensive knowledge of IRSC and the educational and workforce development needs of Okeechobee,Ž said Dr. Edwin R. Massey, IRSC president. She is an excellent selection for board chair.Ž Mrs. Raulerson earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education from the University of Florida and is actively involved in the community. She serves as an advisory board member for Center State Bank of Okeechobee, chair of the advisory committee for Employ Florida Banner Center for Agriscience and is a member of the Florida Arts Club of Okeechobee and the Florida Cattlewomen. IRSCContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local detective has made yet another arrest in connection with an August burglary in which guns, military medals and clothing were allegedly taken. Joseph Paulshane Moore, 28, Okeechobee, was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 10, on a felony charge of grand theft. He is being held on $10,000 bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. Already arrested in connection with the Aug. 14 burglary of a womans home on N.E. Third Street were Jamie Glenn Wilson, 32, N.E. 22nd Court, Okeechobee, and Charles Wayne Suarez, 46, of a Brinkerhoff Lane address in Highlands County. Both men are being held on bond in the county jail. According to Detective James Pickering, of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the men entered the womans home and took a large number of items. Among those items taken were: two ri” es; a commercial-grade mixer/blender; a barber chair; other kitchen items; a guitar; military medals and patches; a television; and, clothing that belonged to the womans dead husband. They got, conservatively, $15,000 to $20,000 worth of items,Ž said the OCPD investigator. They took their time and made several trips. They went there (to the home) two to three times.Ž Detective Pickering has recovered the ri” es, mixer, barber chair and guitar. The ri” es were recovered after the detective received a call from a concerned citizen who told him he had recently purchased two ri” es from an individual. Then, after reading an article in the Okeechobee News about the burglary, the citizen became concerned the long guns may have been stolen. The citizen took the ri” es to the police department where Detective Pickering veri“ ed they were the guns taken in the Aug. 14 burglary. So, now, we have two victims,Ž said the investigator of the homeowner and the citizen who returned the ri” es. Arrest paperwork indicates Wilson has been charged with burglary of a structure while armed and two counts of grand theft. His bond has been set at $155,000. Suarez is charged with one count of burglary of a structure and grand theft. His bond has been set at $185,000. Detective Pickering said his investigation into this break-in is continuing. If you have any information about this case, you are asked to contact the detective at 863763-5521. Third burglary suspect arrested, says detective Joseph P. Moore 2013-14 rate, but it will bring in 3 percent less in revenue than last year due to a decline in property values. This is a tentative millage rate which will be “ nalized at their Sept. 25 meeting. The tentative county 2014-15 budget of $85,791,941 includes $37 million in reserves. Much of the money in the reserves can only be used for speci“ c purposes. For example, a portion of the money collected from gas taxes can only be used for road improvements (not maintenance). Of the $48.6 million planned in expenses: € 45 percent goes to the sheriffs of“ ce, “ re/rescue and EMS services; € 17 percent goes to roads and drainage; € 16 percent goes to general government services; € 7 percent goes for garbage collection and the Extension Of“ ce; € 5 percent goes to recreation, parks and library; € 5 percent goes to senior services, the health department and Medicaid; € 3 percent goes to housing, tourism, and recovery grants; € 1 percent goes to debt service; and, € 1 percent goes for court-related expenses. Because overall property values dropped about 3 percent while the countys tax rate will stay the same as last year, some homeowners may see a slight reduction in taxes. However, some may still see their individual property values go up. This is common in the case of homestead properties that were already being taxed at a much lower value than their assessed value, due to the Save Our Homes law that limits how much a homestead propertys taxable value may be increased each year. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 Bruce D. Bolling James W. Smith

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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.Dwaine H. Sandlin, Sr., 84OKEECHOBEE „ Dwaine Sandlin passed away in Madison Heights, Michigan on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. He was born December 19, 1929 in Richmond, Ind. He moved to Okeechobee several years ago. He loved “ shing and spent many days on The Lake, bringing in those Crappie! Dwaine was preceeded in death by his wife, Rosemary BunnyŽ. Also preceded by his parents, three sisters and four brothers. He is survived by his children, Butch (Sue) Sandlin, Penny Laperriere, Cindy (John) Gavin and Tammy (Joe) Mansour; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, all of Michigan. He is also survived by one brother, Ron (Billie) Sandlin of Union, Ohio; sisters, Barbara (Dave) Flemming of Okeechobee, Carrie McDaniel o f Hamilton, Ohio and Webby Sandlin of Orlando. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Beaumont Foundation, Beaumont Hospitals, PO Box 5802, Troy, MI 48007-9620. Please Specif y Hospice. Funeral Service/burial was held Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Sandlin Cemetery, Gray Hawk, Ky. 6 Okeechobee News September 14, 2014 Obituaries C hurch hosting speakerDr. Ben Alpert from the Chosen Peop le Ministries will be the guest speaker at B assinger Christian Brethren Church Sunday, S ept. 14 at 11 a.m. Dr. Alpert will speak as p art of the Fall Feasts of Israel program. This e vent is open to the public, and members o f the Christian and Jewish communities a re invited. Chosen People Ministries is a m ission that is over 100 years old and was f ounded in 1894 by Leopold Cohn, a Hung arian rabbi who came to believe Jesus was t he Messiah of Israel. L egion has Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64, 501 S.E. Second St. w ill host Sunday night bingo on Sept. 14 at 6 :30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo a rea. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. P ayoffs will be determined by player attend ance. All proceeds to bene“ t the Americ an Legion veterans programs. The event i s open to the public. The American Legion n ow has free WIFI for its lounge and dining r oom patrons. A mendment 2 info offeredThe Republican Party of Okeechobee i nvites the public to its Monday, Sept. 15 m eeting at Beef OBradys, 608 S. Parrott A ve., starting at 7 p.m. Major Noel Stephen, f rom the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce, will have a presentation on Amendm ent Two „ the legalization of marijuana. C ome early if you want to order dinner. For i nformation, call 863-532-2482.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.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. Wear green to be enter in a special drawing. 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., on Thursday, Sept. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. The club mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities and humanitarian needs. 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 corn hole 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-person teams. The cost is $25 per player. For details, call Lonnie Sears at 863634-1334.Hospital hosting lectureThe Dine with the Doctors topic this month is Sepsis is Serious! This lecture will be held in the Raulerson Hospital cafeteria 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 863-763-9228.RC club running cars, trucksThe Okeechobee RC Racing Club is a local group focused on running Radio Controlled Cars & Trucks also with subcategories in boats and airboats. We have a dirt track at the Agri-Civic Center (Fair Grounds) located on S.R. 70 E. which is open to the public. We typically run at this track as a club on Sunday afternoons starting at 3:30 p.m. We also run street cars in the parking lot of Big Lake Hobbies on Saturday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. Meetings are the “ rst Friday of the month at Big Lake Hobbies starting at 7:30 p.m. Rveryone is welcome. For information, call Joe Papasso 561-252-0916. C ommunity Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 Blood donations neededCommunity volunteers are needed to help save lives by donating blood. Scheduled bloodmobile visits in the area include the following: € Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Golden Corral Restaurant from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. € Tuesday, Sept. 16, at OHS 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. Special to the Okeechobee NewsLocal Kiwanis member receives awardKiwanis lieutenant governor Jim Vensel (right) received an award for most improved division in District 16 at the Kiwanis International Convention on Aug. 23. Pictured are Okeechobee Kiwanis president-elect Ken Keller (left) and Mr. Vensel (right). OCSO Investigations The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week. ASSAULT € 42600 block of U.S. 441 N. € 3600 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 400 block of U.S. 98 N. € 2800 block of N.W. 46th Ave. BURGLARY € 8600 block of S.E. 68th Drive € 2700 block of N.W. 53rd Terrace CRIMINAL MISCHIEF € 8500 block of N.W. 144th Trail € 1500 block of N.W. 50th Ave. € 3200 block of U.S. 441 S. IDENTITY THEFT € 8400 block of U.S. 441 S.E. THEFT € 500 block of N.W. 27th Lane € 14100 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 3700 block of S.E. 32nd Lane € 4100 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 20100 block of U.S. 98 N. € 5100 block of S.E. 44th St.

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Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding “ nes are doubled in work zones. Travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial 511Ž from their phone to learn about traf“ c conditions on major roadways across the state. Roadwork planned this week includes the following:Okeechobee County€ U.S. 441 from C.R. 68E to N.E. 312th Street: Maintenance contract project: Crews are working on roadway shoulders close to the road. Use caution. € U.S. 441 (North Parrot Avenue) from 290th Trail to N.W. 344th Street: Maintenance project: Crews will repair concrete mitered end sections. There are no planned lane closures, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. € U.S. 98 from S.R. 70 to C.R. 68 (N.W. 160th Street): Maintenance project: Crews will be repairing roadway shoulders. There are no planned lane closures, but use caution and watch for workers € S.R. 70 east of Okeechobee/N.E. 34th Avenue to Williams Road/N.E. 48th Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Crews are relocating utilities along the south side of the road. No lane closures are scheduled, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road.Glades County€ Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST Trail) from north of the Herbert Hoover Dike Bridge to the bridge east of CR 721: Construction project: Improvements under this contract include enhancement to the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) with construction of a 10-foot asphalt shared use path, two-foot shoulders, signs and pavement markings. No lane closures are expected; however, use caution as trucks enter and exit SR 78 near the Lake Port area. Estimated completion is spring 2015. The contractor is Lawrence Lynch Corp. Road Watch Choose how you want your news publishedPut yourself in print! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 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 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 12 p.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 7 Okeechobee News September 14, 2014 Cows & Bulls were higher this week, $3-$5. Calf prices were fairly steady except heavier weight heifers were $3-$5 lower. As a whole, the prices we are seeing now are just about as high as we have ever seen! We are getting into some big runs of cattle with our fall runs, we will see how prices hold up. My prediction is that they will! Tomkath Investments, Kissimmee, topped the calf market with a high of $5.25 bought by Foy Reynolds Cattle. Miller Ranch, Ft. Pierce, topped the slaughter cow market with a high of $1.34 bought by FPL. Our special sales are just around the corner, so if you are in need of bred heifers or bulls, come see us! Oct 3: Bred Heifer & Cow Sale (taking consignments now!) Oct 10: 44 FarmsŽ Angus Bull sale Oct 17: Little Creek FarmsŽ Brangus Bull sale plus 50 head (registered & commercial) Brangus Heifers. Livestock Market Report

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8 Okeechobee News September 14, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Finances for the new school year and student recognitions highlighted the agenda when the Okeechobee School Board met on Tuesday. The board set the tax rate at 7.391 mills w hich represents a slight tax rate decrease of 0.072 mills. A total of $11.3 million will be raised in property taxes for schools, an increase of $62,035 from last year. One mill equals $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of property value. The annual budget increased $608,734 to $65.85 million this year. Student enrollment is estimated at 6,677.55 students w hich is an increase of 112.71 students. The budget included slight increases for most schools, Central Elementary, South Elementary, and the Okeechobee Achievement Academy. The high school budget rose due to adding the freshman campus as one school. Y earling Middle, North Elementary, Everglades, Seminole and Osceola Middle saw budget declines. It is important to note that South Elementary now has “ fth grade and a longer school day. The annual “ nancial report showed total revenues rose from June 30, 2013 to J une 2014 by over $2.3 million. Expenses increased from $45.4 million to $45.8 million. The district fund balance has risen by $711,526 over that period. School board member India Riedel said she was happy that the board has built up reserves in the past year. Board member Joe Arnold said he was pleased that spending and income were more in line. It has been a tough couple of years but I think were about stabilized budget wise,Ž he said. Twenty-four students were honored for perfect scores on the 2014 FCAT exams. The list includes Laisha Castaneda-Castrejon, Kyle Lowe and Summer McGlamory of Central Elementary, Caysen Campbell, Taylor Elgin, Dominick Garza, Zane Hicks, Rachel Hogenkamp, William Miller, Jasmine Mora, and Jasell Rueda of Everglades Elementary, Bridgette Curl, Jaden Kinchen, and Matthew Woodham of North Elementary, and Zachary Gayford and Joshua Viray of South Elementary. Seminole Elementary students with perfect scores on the FCAT included Colton Armstrong, Dylan Battle, David Cardenas, Dylan Deckard, Layla Gaucin, Rylee Kesner, Karina Maldonado, and Kyla Thurman. Ken Kenworthy, superintendent of schools, said he was grateful so many students were in attendance for their achievement. It is a dif“ cult test. On one question, only 40 percent will get it right. Perfect scores are remarkable,Ž he said. In other actions, the board approved an agreement with South Elementary employees to compensate them for additional work hours at an hourly rate. The board honored Mary Paulson, Assistant Principal at South Elementary for her retirement after 30 years of service, and ESE secretary Darlene Chandler who retired after 25 years of service. The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee County presented a certi“ cate of appreciation to the school board for their assistance in their annual fund raising drive. The strategic plan includes two goals, implementation of standards-based instruction in every classroom and to provide services to support student achievement. The school system wants to reduce the gap between state and district averages in reading, math and science on state assessments by 30 percent. Graduation rates would increase by 2 percent and the dropout rate would decrease by 1 percent if the School tax rate drops slightly; budget goes up Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDarlene Chandler (right) was honored for 25 years of service to Okeechobee schools Tuesday. She retires this month. She was recognized Tuesday by Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy (left). See SCHOOL „ Page 9

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Now, researchers from University of Florida and the University of Pennsylvania have developed a way to thwart production of these antibodies by using plant cells to teach the immune system to tolerate rather than attack the clotting factors. The study was published Sept. 4 in the journal Blood.Ž The only current treatments against (antibody) formation cost $1 million and are risky for patients,Ž said Henry Daniell, Ph.D., interim chairman of biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and a co-author on the study. Our technique, which uses plantbased capsules, has the potential to be a cost-effective and a safe alternative.Ž The study focused on hemophilia A, w hich occurs when babies are born with a defective gene on the X chromosome. Because girls have two X chromosomes „ giving them two shots at having a working v ersion of the gene „ the disease typically only affects boys. Worldwide, one in 7,500 male babies is born with this disease. After receiving factor VIII treatments, between 20 and 30 percent of patients develop antibodies against the clotting protein. Instead of allowing the protein to do its job, the immune system responds to this foreign protein as an invader that must be attacked and eliminated. In the hemophilia world these antibodies are known as inhibitors,Ž said UF coauthor Roland Herzog, Ph.D., a professor of pediatrics in the UF College of Medicine and a member of the UF Genetics Institute. That is what patients are all scared of, because they render their standard therapy ineffective and inhibit the blood from clotting.Ž Dr. Daniell and colleagues had developed a platform for delivering drugs and biotherapeutics using genetically modi“ ed plants to express proteins. After teaming with Herzog and his colleagues at UF, they devised a way to use this technique to stop the body from launching an immune attack on the hemophilia treatment. Using a combination of factor VIII DNA and another substance that can safely cross the intestinal walls and enter the bloodstream, the researchers fused the genes into tobacco plants. The team fed the resulting plant solution to mice with hemophilia A twice each week for two months and compared them with mice that were fed unmodi“ ed plant material. They then gave the mice infusions of factor VIII, just as human hemophilia patients would receive. As expected, the control group formed high levels of inhibitors. In contrast, the mice fed the experimental plant material formed fewer inhibitors „ on average, seven times fewer. This could potentially be a way to prevent antibodies from forming or lower the incidence of it,Ž Dr. Herzog said. This is a major step forward.Ž The researchers discovered the mice that ate the experimental plants had more signaling molecules associated with suppressing or regulating immune responses, while mice in the control group had more associated with triggering an immune response. We have been looking for a way to induce immune tolerance in hemophilia for a while,Ž Dr. Herzog said. Oral tolerance is ideal is because you are feeding them something speci“ c that addresses the problem and you dont have to use drugs that suppress the immune system. Its not invasive. Youre not manipulating patients cells. It would be an ideal way to do it.Ž The treatment would not be a one-time solution, however. Patients would need to continue taking the plant capsules to maintain immune system tolerance. When translated to humans, the researchers will use lettuce plants instead of tobacco plants. Dr. Daniell, Dr. Herzog and the Penn Center for Innovation are now working with a pharmaceutical company to test this strategy in other animal species, with plans to begin human trials shortly thereafter. For human use, the goal would be to use lettuce plants instead of tobacco plants. Special to the Okeechobee News You dont have to live in a cold climate to catch a cold. Colds are caused by airborne v iruses that thrive in any climate, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. But you are more likely to catch cold in the cooler climes come September not because of the weather, but because outdoor gatherings begin to give way to more intimate indoor affairs with people congregating in con“ ned spaces. In addition, the kids go back to school in the fall, no matter what the climatic conditions, and the classroom can be a breeding ground. So, when they get home or visit friends and family the cold virus has ample opportunity to tag a new victim. You can reduce the prospects of catching cold by adopting the practice of regularly washing your hands thoroughly with warm soapy water for about 20 seconds, AMAC suggests. Use a hand sanitizer when washing is not convenient. Another good idea is to get into the habit of sneezing and coughing into a tissue or into the crook of your elbow when you feel the urge in order to minimize the spread of the cold virus.Researchers turn to plants to help treat hemophiliaCold virus can thrive in any climate

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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 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full TimeG4S 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. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time **HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS**Join a team that supports you professionally and personally Correctional Healthcare Companies is currently seeking top-notch Mental Health professionals to join our team in Moore Haven & South Bay Florida. Mental Health Opportunities Include: PRN (as needed) Mental Health Professional We invite you to take a look at our career opportunities. Please apply online at www.correctioncare.com/careers CHC is an EEO Employer Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress & Brighton Reservations PRESCHOOL TEACHERS Must possess Associates Degree and CDA. Early Childhood Degree Preferred. 2-3 yrs. exp. required. Contact: joshualohn@semtribe.com Cal-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 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeDRIVERS: $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. Employment Full TimeSales Manager Consultant Advise, attend events, Contact potential clients 5yrs Exp. +Highschool/GED ONLY RESUME: DL Cars 3300 Pioneer 11 ST. Clewiston FL, 33440 WANTED: MAINTENANCE MAN FOR SENIOR PARK. FREE RENT & UTILITIES. PREFER 50YR OR OLDER WITH EXP. WITH RV’S 863-763-7164 WANTEDOTR AND IN-STATE TRUCK DRIVERCDL Class A Required 2 Yrs. Exp. Required Drug Test Call (863) 414-8842 Water 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 TimeHANDYMAN WANTED $9.00 PER HOUR. CALL 863-763-6358 WANTED: MAINTENANCE PERSON Part time odd jobs light maintenance Apply in person at: 301 N.W. 4th Ave DFWP Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 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. Employment Part TimeOK Corral Gun Club is seeking the following positions. Servers, Bartenders (Banquets, events & restaurant), Dish Washer, Line Cook and Range Of cers. Professional and Experienced. Apply in person M-F, 9-11am & 2-4pm 9449 NE 48th St. or email: mritter @okcorralgunclub.com 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 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 Pets/SuppliesRAZOR EDGE BLUE PIT PUPPIES, 8 WEEKS OLD, REGISTERED WITH ADBA. $500.00 CALL 863-634-4407 13 Okeechobee News September 14, 2014

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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 Rent3BD/1BA HOUSE ON 1 ACRE, CERAMIC TILE FLOORS, NEW CABINETS & COUNTER TOPS. NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURITY $850.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 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 TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, APPLIANCES INCLUDED, FENCED YARD, SCREENED PORCH, SPLIT FLOOR PLAN, 2 CAR GARAGE, LARGE CONCRETE DRIVEWAY, EXCELLENT CONDITION $1,300.00 PER MONTH CALL 863-467-9250 LINDA OR 519-746-3776 JIM OAK PARK: 2BR, 1BA for rent, circle drive, new appliances. $700 mo. Call 863-467-1466 OKEE In Town 2 1/2 br./1ba ., W/D hookup & 2br./2ba. Screened porch, W/D. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Sm pet ok. $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 On Rim Canal Newly renovated Brick Home. 3br./2 1/2 ba. 1 garage. Boat dock & deck. $895mo. 772-359-1640 Shop here first! The classified ads Office Space Rent 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 FORT 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 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Sport Utility1998 FORD MOUNTAINEER SUV, RUNS, V-8, ALUMINUM WHEELS, A/C WORKS, ALL WHEEL DRIVE $700.00 863-357-3313 Public NoticeNOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF PERSONAL ITEMS: Notice is hereby given that Awesome Self Storage, in accordance with Florida Statues Self Storage Facility Act, Sections 83-801 through 83-809, will dispose of the contents of the following storage units: Unit C359 belonging to David Stevens, unit C221 belonging to Jams Amick and unit A122 belonging to Susan Barber on Sept. 22, 2013. Contentshousehold goods and furnishing.. Disposal will take place on that date at the Okeechobee County Land ll. Awesome Self Storage 6489 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 863-357-2403 467133 ON 9/7 & 9/14/2014 14 Okeechobee News September 14, 2014 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful! ACROSS 1 Part of a Genesis-inspired costume 8 Tom in an alley 15 Good-natured 16 Vivid language 17 Rolling Stones guitarist 18 Fuddy-duddies 19 __ said it!Ž 20 Cross at a frat 21 Blokes bathroom 22 RURŽ playwright 25 Harpers Ferry raider 28 Trash emanation 29 Sponge, as a smoke 30 TNT part 31 Chain including the Matterhorn 34 Cancel, NASAstyle 38 Oh, wow!Ž 39 1976 horror classic ... and, read another way, group that appears at 17-, 25-, 50and 61Across and 20Down 41 Huh?Ž 42 Weed control giant 44 George Orwell or George Eliot 46 Hoppy brew, for short 48 Road surface 49 Re-re-re-reshared link on Facebook, e.g. 50 Legendary Manhattan restaurateur 54 Fall beverage 55 Roadies unit 56 Dawson in the first Super Bowl 57 Soft slip-on 58 More prepared 61 The Joy of PaintingŽ artist 65 Suitable for tweens, usually 66 Weaken from disuse 67 Ancient provincial governors 68 Suffragist Elizabeth Cady __ DOWN 1 Not within walking distance 2 Id say,Ž in texts 3 Rickey ingredient 4 Ones doing case studies 5 Tablet download 6 Baseballs Moises 7 Gave lunch to 8 Old Testament prophet 9 PayPal figure 10 Young chap 11 Quiche base 12 Hip-hop star Green 13 This wayŽ symbol 14 The Pluto FilesŽ author Neil deGrasse __ 20 Regular on Bob Newhart sitcoms 22 Fruity cocktail, familiarly 23 Pitching duel? 24 Writing end 25 Minty Derby cocktail 26 Product name 27 Baby-back goodie 29 Dang it!Ž 32 Local stations 33 Makeup mishap 35 Didnt lease 36 Sample, forexample 37 Worker with show tigers 40 31-Across locale: Abbr. 43 Bomb opposite 45 Greek for little OŽ 47 Dreaming, say 50 Canvas covers 51 Greek for big OŽ 52 Mesmerizing designs 53 Steers the steers 54 Deadly snake 57 Suffragist Lucretia 59 Patriotic womens org. 60 Feminizing Spanish suffix 61 English lit degrees 62 Choose 63 HomelandŽ airer, briefly 64 Specimen, for example: Abbr. By Andrew J. Ries (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC06/18/1406/18/14ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewisxwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle The following person is on Okeechobees Most Wanted list. There are active warrants for this person. The criteria for making Okeechobees Most Wanted list is based on the severity of the crime in conjunction with the age of the warrant. € Charles Wayne Suarez Jr., 27, 17445 Brinkerhoff Lane, is a white male, 5-08Ž and 160 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. He was charged with burglary while armed and grand theft and is out on bond totalling $185,000. If you have any information on the whereabouts of any of Okeechobees Most Wanted, call the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477). If you call Treasure Coast Crimes Stoppers, you have the option of remaining anonymous. You can also receive a reward if the information results in an arrest. Crime Stoppers: Crime doesnt pay, But we do!Ž Okeechobees Most Wanted Charles W. Suarez By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsThe 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 alcoholinvolved 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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R E D (863) 634-7460 EBatton@MixonGroup.com Elbert brings Experience! Call Today! 35 yearsLicensed Real Estate Broker 15 years – Licensed Home Inspector FOR SALE OR LEASEGreat for investor or owner/user. $199,000 772-380-3250 Coldwell Banker Berger Real Estate Philip Y. Berger, Lic RE Broker Hello Okeechobee My name is Jeff Anderson I moved here from Ky 16 years ago some of you my recognize me from repairing your boats and engines I will use the same personal attention I did then for your real estate needs now. Jeff Anderson 863-697-2424 century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 5051-H: Okeechobee Hills Lg 2 Story, 3br, 3ba home on 15.80+/acres Elevator, fireplace, island kitchen, tile floors throughout, lg balcony, lg windows overlook golf course. $350,000 MLS # 208400 8006-A: 200+/-acres on Dark Hammock Rd Mostly improved pasture, large hammock. Fenced & crossed fenced, water supply for livestock. Call for more info. $740,000 MLS # 208257 5007-H: Conners Gables modern style 3/2 with 1,980 Total Sq Ft/1,319 under air, 2009. Split bdrm plan, master bdrm, and much more! $145,000 NOW $135,000 MLS # 208204 5030-H: Okeechobee Golf Estate 3bd/2ba on acre. Spacious kitchen, split bdrm plan, walkin closet. 2 car attached garage and detached golf cart storage building. Owner Financing NOW $160,000 MLS #207710 5038-H: Quail Acres home with 2,908 Total sq ft/2,112 under air. Located north of towngreat location to have animals! Rear porch, metal roof, ceiling fans throughout, ample circular. $94,900 • Pine Ridge Park buildable lot partial fenced. $5,900 MLS # 207132 • 319+/-acres on Hwy 441 N $4,000,000 • Conners Gables buildable Lot (SE 39th Terr) $6,000 MLS #208198 • 14+/acres of commercial property on the Rim Canal with lake access. $1,500,000 MLS #207408 • Blue Heron Nice lot on the cul-de-sac. MLS # 207053 • Palm Village Ranch clean Lot-Close to the Clubhouse. 55+community. $15,000 MLS# 207998 • Ok Acres 10+/-acres Fenced, pond and house pad ready for a new home! $79,000 MLS # 207817 • Viking 2.5+/acres for $11,000 MLS # 207811 1006-H: Eagle Point 3/3 CBS home. 2,668 Total Sq Ft./2,010 under air on an acre. Stainless steel appl. granite counters. Master bath, garden tub and walk-in shower. Walk-in closet, fenced in back yard. $184,000 MLS #208392 3+/ACRES REDUCED REDUCED NEW LISTING Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com LAKE OKEECHOBEE ACCESS RIGHT OFF RIM CANAL GREAT LOCATION Very nice well-maintained 3/2 CBS Waterfront Home with Cypress Wood in Living Room and Dining Room. One car garage, CBS shed in back of garage, Screened in Fish Cleaning Station, GENERATOR wired in. Office behind garage. New master bedroom handicap friendly. New tile in kitchen and hallway. HOMES ONLY SECTION. Metal Roof 2004; sprinkler system, new seawall in 2009. MLS 206645, $188,900. MOTIVATED SELLER 15 Okeechobee News September 14, 2014

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Jim ArrigoOwner & PresidentJohn ArrigoVice President & General Manager 5851 SOUTH US HIGHWAY 1., FT. PIERCEJUST SOUTH OF MIDWAY ROAD1-855-374-5019STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM 6:00 PM SERVICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:30 AM 6:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM € Sun: ClosedArrigo.net 1Ulrich Rd Saeger Ave Easy St Sunshine BlvdOleander Ave Ft. Pierce € West Palm € Sawgrass ALL OFFERS FOR WELL QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS, NOT ALL CUSTOMERS WILL QUALIFY. DEALER RETAINS ALL REBATES & INCENTIVES. ALL VEHICLES SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. MUST PRESENT AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE TO RECEIVE ADVERTISED OFFER. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICA L ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. VEHICLE ART FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY, OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT OR VARYING MODEL MAYBE SHOWN. OFFERS NOT IN CONJUNCTION, OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY. PREVIOUS SALES EXCLUDED. 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. SALES AND PRICING EXPIRE DATE OF PUBLICATION. ** ** NOW RECEIVE A NO-EXTRA CHARGE2-YEAR MAINTENANCE PLAN + 24-HOUR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE.Exclusions apply. 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 16 Okeechobee News Se p te mb er 1 4, 20 1 4