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Sunday, September 21, 2014 V ol. 105 No. 114 14.61 feetLast Year: 15.61 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ plus tax By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Florida Department of Environmental Protection rolled out the draft Lake Okeechobee Basin Management Plan Wednesday at a public meeting in Okeechobee. The basis for the plan includes water quality monitoring and phosphorus controls so stricter water standards can be met. The goal is to limit photosphorus entering the big lake to 140 metric tons annually. The basin includes nine sub-watersheds. It is a “ ve-year rolling average. DEP Administrator Katie Hallas gave the near two-hour presentation to a crowd of 110 people at the Okeechobee Campus of Indian River State College. Close to 90 percent of phosphorus loads for the lake comes from six watersheds according to the 12 years of water quality data which was reviewed. Legacy phosphorus was considered in the plan. Basin plan to limit amount of phosphorus entering lake Okeechobee NewsOHS students play with Army jazz bandTwo Okeechobee High School students were invited to play with the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors at their Sept. 16 performance at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at Palm Beach State College. Elizabeth Santelices (left) played the saxophone and Michael Muros (center, back) played the trumpet and the ” ugelhorn. Video attracted national attentionBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News Three more arrests have been made in connection with the beating of an Okeechobee teen at a house party where alcohol was purchased for, and consumed by, teens. Arrested Thursday, Sept. 18, on felony warrants were Blake C. Campbell, 17, and Brandie Ariel Dailey, 16. Also arrested Thursday was Keith Jerome Carnley, 42, of Okeechobee. He was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of minor. The warrants for the trio were issued by Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright, who will be prosecuting the case. Carnley is being held on $1,500 bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. Campbell, S.W. Eighth Court, was arrested on a felony charge of aggravated child abuse and a misdemeanor charge of stalking. Dailey, S.E. Eighth Ave., is charged with one felony count of child abuse-intentional act. Both Campbell and Dailey were booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. These most recent arrests came about as a result of the beating of a 16-year-old teen by Andrew Logan Wheeler, 19. Because of that incident Wheeler has been charged with the felonies of aggravated child abuse and child abuse-intentional act. He is being held on $200,000 bond. Evadean Lydecker Dailey, 40, S.W. Ninth St., was arrested shortly after Wheeler on felony More arrests made in case of teen beaten at house partyCatholic church installs new pastor ... Page 11 Christian Team Trail starts shing tourney season ... Page 2 Tammi’s Top of the Lake ... Page 9 Local students take honors ... Page 10 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Clrng Or Cti! See ARRESTS „ Page 5 See LAKE „ Page 5

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Christian Team Trails Fishing Tournament started the season on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Okee-Tantie. There were 51 boats entered. The winning weight of 27.09 pounds was by Norris Newhouse and Mike Dillon. Second place went to Dick Morse and Tim Gray with a total weight of 22.58 pounds. A special thanks to the deacons of Oakview Baptist Church for helping at the weigh-in, presenting prizes and providing free hot dogs and drinks for the “ shermen and their families. Tournaments are scheduled for the “ rst Saturday of the month from now through April 2015. Okeechobee Special Improve your appearance, your condence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, atten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!(863) 623-5346 | 114 N Parrott Ave€ Breast Li starting at $3,950 € Breast Enlargement (saline) $3,700 € Breast Enlargement (silicone) $4,700 € Tummy Tuck starting at $4,750 € Liposuction starting at $2,950Good through October 13, 2014 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 2 Okeechobee News September 21, 2014 Today: Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 86F. Winds WS W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low around 70F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastMonday : Variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. High 86F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance o f rain 50%. Monday Night : Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy skies overnight. Low near 70F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%. Tuesday : Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 82F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tuesday Night : Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. Low 71F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Wednesday : Scattered thunderstorms. High 84F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Wednesday Night : Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy skies overnight. Low 71F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee NewsTim Gray and Dick Morse “ nished second in the Sept. 6 event. Special to the Okeechobee NewsNorris Newhouse (left) and Mike Dillon (right) won the season-opening Christian Team Trail Bass Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 6. Newhouse/Dillon team wins opening CTT event The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week: ASSAULT € 8000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 600 block of S.W. Second Ave. € 900 block of N.W. 23rd Lane BURGLARY € 3700 block of N.W. 36th St. € 2100 block of S.W. 16th St. € 3600 block of N.W. 36th Ave. € 3200 block of S.E. 35th Ave. € 7500 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 3100 block of S.E. 37th Ave. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF € 1000 block of N.E. 30th Terrace € 171000 block of N.W. 318th St. FRAUD € 1700 block of S.R. 70 W. € 7600 block of S.R. 78 W. € 4300 block of U.S. 441 S.E. IDENTITY THEFT € 8000 block of N.W. 144th Trail € 12100 block of U.S. 98 N. THEFT € 3600 block of N.W. 168th Court € 10000 block of S.R. 78 W. € 2800 block of U.S. 441 N. € 3400 block of S.E. 25th St. € 1000 block of N.W. 34th St. € 2200 block of U.S. 98 N. € 2900 block of S.E. 38th Ave. € 1400 block of N.W. 47th Terrace OCSO Investigations

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Smokin in the boys room?€ An 11-year-old kid caught smoking marijuana at school? That is just sad. € My question is how does a kid get a hold of it? There should be punishment for t his child. € Who sells weed to a kid? From the des cription, it sounds like he had about $50 w orth on him at school. € Children are creatures of habit, absorbing everything their parents do. Id be quest ioning the parents. € The parents should be held accountable. 11? Thats insane. € This is so sad. The fact that either an 11y ear-old can get that stuff or its right there in the house with him. And that he knows w hat to do with it. How horrible. € And sadly, when Charlie Christ is elected it will be legalized statewide. All kids will have access to it. A mendment 2€ While legalizing medical marijuana w ill mean more people will have access t o it, adults who bring marijuana into their home will have to take the same precaut ions they take for other prescription drugs. It will be just that, a prescription drug. And it c ertainly isnt any more dangerous than oxyc odone. Many kids already have alcohol in t heir homes, but that doesnt mean they are drinking it or bringing it to school. Responsible parents supervise their kids and restrict their access to anything that is harmful. That means locking up the prescription medications and keeping track of the alcohol. € Current Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the bill to legalize the non-euphoric strain of marijuana to treat conditions such as epilepsy, Lou Gehrigs disease and cancer. The Charlottes Web strain of marijuana has the medicinal value but little chance of being abused because it does not get the user high. But he opposes Amendment 2. € I support legalization of medical marijuana. But I am against Amendment 2 because we have got to stop amending our state Constitution with every new idea that comes along. These things should be handled through legislation, not amending the Constitution. The State Constitution is the framework of our government. With legislation, if it is not working out as planned, they can change it with more legislation. But with an amendment, once something becomes part of the State Constitution, it takes another amendment to change it. You have to wait two years for an election and then go through the expense of another campaign. The various special interests pump big bucks into these campaigns and often mislead the public in order to get these amendments passed.Cell phones€ Lately it seems we are having a lot of really bad one-vehicle accidents. I have to wonder what is going on with all these drivers that they run off the road. Are they on cell phones? I see so many people driving around with one hand on the wheel and one holding a phone to their ear. They are not giving the road, and potential hazards in that road, their full attention. Be careful in your angerBy Mark Mayers LMFT, CAP Real Life Childrens Ranch Anger is a very powerful emotion. It is often in response to experiencing something that offends us. God tells us to be careful in our anger so we do not sin. Ephesians 4:2627 says...26 And dont sin by letting anger control you.Ž Dont let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 for anger gives a foothold to the devil. This verse conveys several truths including: 1 … anger can control us; 2 … it is best to resolve our anger as quickly as possible; 3 … anger is a gateway to other destructive behaviors and emotions. Most people realize that alcohol and drugs can easily control people into making destructive choices. Being under the in” uenceŽ of drugs or alcohol is a common phrase to describe a person who is being controlled by a mind altering substance. People under the in” uence of drugs and alcohol make horrible decisions while parenting, driving a car, solving con” ict, etc. People who have unresolved anger are often controlled by their anger and are in a sense under the in” uenceŽ of anger. Anger can easily control or in” uence us to make decisions that hurt ourselves and/or others. We should be sensitive to the wisdom of our loving Heavenly Father that teaches us that unresolved anger will control us into regretful thoughts and/or decisions. God also instructs us to resolve our anger as soon a possible. Ephesians 4:26 says, Dont let the sun go down while you ar e still angry.Ž God never wastes a word or moment so there is a reason that he quanti“ es the time frame in which we should resolv e our anger. Essentially God tells us to resolv e our anger before we go to bed for the night. Modern day psychology has con“ rmed th e idea that harbored anger quickly becomes toxic. Procrastination usually brings negativ e consequences. Holding on to anger is a form of emotional and cognitive procrastination. Essentially, anger that we allow our hearts to store has the likely potential to intensif y overtime, harming ourselves and/or others. Finally, God tells us not to sin when w e are angry. Ephesians 4:27 saysƒŽfor ange r gives a foothold to the devil.Ž Once again modern day psychology con“ rms what God said thousands of years ago. Research continues to prove that unresolved anger is a foothold or gateway to signi“ cant problems in our emotions, relationships, employment, physical health and our spiritual health. As we explore Gods wisdom on the emotion of anger we see once again that our Heavenly Father gives us instruction because o f His amazing love toward us. It is Gods unconditional and eternal love that desires to protect us from the harsh consequences o f misguided, unresolved anger. September 21, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re” ections from the pulpit 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! Letter to the editor Church celebrates anniversaryWe at Cornerstone Baptist Church are very excited to announce the 50th Anniversary of our little church up 441 North by the Dairy lines. Our church was started 50 years ago when Reverend Cooper Marshall of First Baptist Church along with Mr. Wilson Rucks decided to plant a mission near the McArthur dairy. Mr. Rucks donated 2.2 acres and J.N. McArthur donated another 2.2 acres and as a result 441 Baptist became a mission. The goal was to allow the workers and their families on the dairy line to have a church to be able to go to on Sundays. The “ rst service was held in the completed sanctuary on the “ rst Sunday of October 1964 with Reverend Damon B. Walker as pastor. The mission became self supporting by November 1965. In 2006 the Big Lake Baptist Association remodeled the church and renamed it Cornerstone. That is when they called the current pastor Tom Pasquarella to Pastor the Church. He has been pastor there for the past eight years. Tom is very active in the communit y having daily bible studies over the years at McDonalds, Arbys, Wendys and now currently at his favorite coffee shop in town at Serenitys. Please join us as we celebrate what God is doing at Cornerstone. If you have ever attended Cornerstone or 441 Baptist, we would love to see you again. If you currently do not have a church home, please come visit and hear the truth from Gods word. This celebration is on Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. Please join us after the service for dinner on the grounds, bring a dish to share if you can. We look forward to seeing what God is going to do for His celebration. Thank you Okeechobee News for allowing churches to announce their events for the betterment of the community. Stacy Pasquarella Blood donations neededCommunity volunteers are needed to help save lives by donating blood. Scheduled bloodmobile visits in the area include the following: € 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.

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We pledge to operate our newspaper as a public trust. We believe journalists are nothing more than guardians of every citizens right to a free press. We have no authority to compromise, bargain away or dishonor the principles underlying the First Amendment. We dont play loose with the facts. We give notice to your opinions, not ours. We encourage vigorous discussion of public issues, but try to keep everybodys comments within the bounds of fair play. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News September 21, 2014 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). € Arisbet Reyes, 38, S.W. 108th Ave., Miami, was arrested Sept. 18 by Deputy Sergeant Paul Ferrell on a felony charge of burglary of an unoccupied vehicle and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. His bond was set at $2,500. € Walter David Saunders III, 32, S.W. Third Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 18 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of organized fraud and uttering a forged bill (12 counts). His bond was set at $32,500. € Robert Francis Medina, 42, Moonglow Ave., Lake Placid, was arrested Sept. 18 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of failure to appear for a felony offense. He is being held without bond. € Robert Moore Gabbard Jr., 32, Loop Drive, Lorida, was arrested Sept. 18 by Deputy Corporal Don Ellis on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation giving false information to a secondary metal recycler and violation of probation dealing in stolen property. He is being held without bond. € Jill Ann Vanes, 30, N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 18 by Detective Kelley Margerum on felony charges of dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawnbroker. Her bond was set at $12,500. € Joseph Paulshane Moore, 31, S.R. 70 W., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 18 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of burglary of a structure while armed. His bond was set at $50,000. € Johnny Randolph Slone, 53, Pelican Drive, Fort Pierce, was arrested Sept. 18 by Deputy Cpl. Don Ellis on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of dealing in stolen property (16 counts). His bond was set at $80,000. € Hailey Louise Hughes, 22, N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 18 by Deputy Fred Bradley on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of failure to appear grand theft. She is being held without bond. € Susy Marie Sedatol, 36, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 19 by Deputy Leland Schoonmaker on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in” uence. Her bond was set at $2,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“ rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report charges of aggravated child abuse, child abuse-intentional act and child neglect. She was also charged with the misdemeanors of allowing an open house party and contributing to the delinquency of a child. Dailey, who is the mother of Brandie Dailey, is being held on $100,000 bond. Mr. Albright explained Campbell was arrested because he was present at the party and took a video of the teens beating with Wheelers phone. Brandie Dailey was arrested for intentionally and willfully committing an act that ... could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child.Ž Information on the warrant states Carnley was arrested for purchasing alcohol for juveniles at the Aug. 8 party in Evadean Daileys home. According to Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) reports obtained in a public records request, the teen was taken to a local theater by his mother around 6:30 p.m. on that Friday evening. But, the teen didnt go to the movie. Instead, he walked to Evadean Daileys home. Those report go on to state that teens at the party pooled their money to buy alcohol. Mr. Albright said Carnley purchased some w hiskey, while Evadean bought beer. The 16 year old reportedly drank four mixed drinks, four Locos and whiskey, drank three or four beers and drank whiskey out of the bottle. He became so intoxicated he couldnt stand up, stated the reports. Campbell apparently went to the party w ith the intention of “ ghting with the teen. But, when he saw how drunk the teen was, he refused to lay a hand on him, stated the report. So, Brandie Dailey called Wheeler and told him the intoxicated teen had hit and pushed her sister, continued the report. W ithin a few minutes Wheeler arrived. The OCPD report then indicates Wheeler gave his cell phone to Campbell to record his beating of the teen. After Wheeler began hitting and kicking the teen, Campbell shut the phone off and refused to video any more of the savagery, stated the report. That video was later posted online and attracted national attention to the case. Campbell, continued the report, even tried to stop Wheeler, but was unsuccessful. The teens beating started inside the home, but moved outside where it continued until the teen was choked to a state of unconsciousness and left lying in a ditch. When the victim awoke, he stumbled away from the scene then collapsed onto the roadway. A woman found the boy in the 500 block of S.W. Sixth Street and called police. In his memos to defense attorneys, Mr. A lbright stated: The state will not be making a plea offer in this case.Ž Wheeler is being defended by Michael Berg, while Evadean Dailey is represented by Donald Chinquina. A RRESTSContinued From Page 1 They want to identify hot spots for phosphorus and address those with water quality storage and treatment. Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) limits for Lake Kissimmee and the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes are expected to reduce phosphorus loads by 123 metric tons annually. The plan stated Indian Prairie contributed 105.8 metric tons, the lower Kissimmee 96.5, Taylor Creek 137 and Fisheating Creek 48 metric tons of phosphorus into Lake Okeechobee in 2013. There are 38 storm water permits for utilities in the basin. The current phosphorus loads are 448.3 metric tons. That included 79 metric tons from Fisheating Creek, 72 from Indian Prairie Canal, 103 from the Lower Kissimmee and 100.8 from Taylor Creek Nubbin Slough. The dispersed water management program is a temporary program of water storage and retention of up to 1.2 million acre feet which could assist in water quality improvement. The Lakeside Ranch Storm Water Treatment area is expected to reduce phosphorus loads in the Taylor Creek and Nubbin Slough watershed. Phase two of this project is designed. It could be nine years before it is fully functional. Beth Alvie of the Department of Environmental Protection said the work is not done but only starting. Agencies represented in the meeting included sugar cane growers, Lykes Brothers, Evans Properties, Highlands County, Osceola County, the City of Kissimmee and various state agencies. There are “ ve ” oating aquatic vegetation treatment facilities in operation or planned in the watershed. Projects under development include MacArthur Agro-Ecology research center at Buck Island Ranch, Brighton Valley with Lykes Brothers with 8,000 acre feet of storage, inactive dairy remediation, and the State Road 710 regional project. A Fisheating creek structure was also constructed in Glades County. The Department of Agriculture received $10 million this year for cost share for best management practices. The Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge which could include 150,000 acres, the Lake Okeechobee low water level habitat enhancement plan and more comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects are also mentioned in the plan. There is only 10 acres purchased so far for the Everglades Refuge and $2 million is budgeted this year by Washington. There has been a reduction of 103.44 metric tons from existing projects and practices. Another 50 metric tons will be reduced by projects under development. Still, another 193.74 metric tons must be eliminated. We still have a way to go,Ž Ms. Hallas noted. We use a phased approach around the state. We will have additional projects each year.Ž LAKEContinued From Page 1 Blake C. Campbell Brandie Ariel Dailey

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Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64, 501 S.E. Second St., w ill host Sunday night bingo on Sept. 21 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.CCC will meet Sept. 23The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of“ ce. September special guest speakers Tamisha McQueen, from Peters Rock Solid Christian Academy, and Brian Sell, from the Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT). The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for children and their families. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is w elcome to attend. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257.Halloween events soughtThe Okeechobee News is compiling a list of area Halloween activities. If your business, club or organization is planning something special for Halloween, we want to hear from y ou. The list will be published Oct. 1 Email information to okeenews@newszap.com.Raulerson plans open houseRaulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., w ill host an open house to view the renovations made to the Outpatient Department on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 4:30 until 6 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2151.Big Lake Growers will meetThe newly-formed Big Lake Growers Association would like all interested parties to join them for a general meeting Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the University of Florida Extension Of“ ce. Call Alan at 772-708-6764.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. For information, call 772-07-6764.Craft Fair fundraiser slatedThere will be another fundraiser at Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 312 N. Parrott Ave., on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 & 27 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Quilters will not want to miss this one.Softball sign ups end Sept. 26The fall adult softball sign-up deadline is Sept. 26 Registrations are being taken at the Parks and Rec Of“ ce, 1718 N.W. Ninth Ave. The “ rst game has been scheduled for Oct. 6. For information, check out their Facebook page or give them a call at 863-763-6950.Eastern Star hosting dinnerOkeechobee Chapter #128 Order of the Eastern Star will host a country fried steak dinner Friday, Sept. 26, at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Dinner will be served from 4 until 7 p.m. For tickets, contact Karen Saucier at 863-467-6721 or Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427.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 cafeteria, 1796 U.S. 441 N., 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.Coalition will meet Oct. 1Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at their of“ ce located in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The coalition is part of a statewide network responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863-462-5877. George R. Clayton, Jr., 70OKEECHOBEE „ George R. Clayton, Jr. died September 16, 2014. He was born July 14, 1944 in Long Branch, N.J. to George Sr. and Hazel Hinds Clayton. A resident of Okeechobee for over 30 years, he enjoyed “ shing, playing poker and carpentry. Mr. Clayton is survived by his children, Christian Clayton of Port St. Lucie, Eric Clayton, Scott Clayton both of Cocoa Beach, Robert Grzech of Ft. Pierce, Michael Grzech of Vero Beach, Kimberly Grzech of Pennsylvania, William Grzech and Robin Compton o f Okeechobee; 20 grandchildren; “ ve great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Judy and Hazel. 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. Sam Frady, 81OKEECHOBEE „ Sam Frady died September 18, 2014. He was born Dec. 20, 1932 in Belle Glade. Mr. Frady retired after 19 years of service in the U.S. Navy. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the China Service Medal. He retired from South Florida Water Management after 20 years of employment. He loved to sing and entertain and in 1968 he was in the Top 5 Nashville Newcomers. Mr. Frady is preceded in death by his son, Michael Frady and grandson, Phillip Frady. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Patty Frady; two daughters, Cheryl Whitlock (Dirk) and Natasha Bayless; four sons, Steven Frady (Anne), Tim Frady (Mary Lou), Jack R. Bayless, Jr. (Jeanni) and Mark Bayless; grandchildren, Jeff Whitlock (Tiffany), Matt Davis (Christy), Tonya Zimmerman (Dillon), Timmy Frady, II (Angie), Michael Frady, Samantha Deal and Stephanie Frady; great-grandchildren, Shawn, David, Zoe, Trevor, Abigail, Reed, Logan, Hunter, Cali Rae, Lee Ann, Austin, Jarred and Heather. It was Mr. Fradys wishes that no services be held as he is now currently “ shing and singing in heaven. 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 21, 2014 Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guestbooks. A link to the obituaries is available at ” orida.newszap.com. IRSC offers special sessionsThe Fielden Institute at IRSC is now accepting registration for the 2014-15 session offerings. Among the new offerings, members can look forward to are computers, photography, writing, gardening, creativity and local history. The open house will be from 9:30 until 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3 in the Williamson Conference Center Auditorium at the Okeechobee IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus located at 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. To RSVP call IRSC at 772-462-7880; email Katherine Hazellief at khazelli@irsc.edu; or, visit www.irscfoundation.org.Shrine offers dinner, dancingThe Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will host a spaghetti dinner Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 4 until 7 p.m. For your listening and dancing pleasure, music will be provided from 5 until 8 p.m. All proceeds bene“ t Shrine charities. For information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact: Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427; Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200; or, the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.Womens health luncheon setRaulerson Hospital will host a Women s Health luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 8, a t IRSC Williamson Center, 2229 N.W. Nint h Ave. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. an d presentations will be from noon until 1 p.m. Space is limited, so RSVP to 863-763-9228.Change Medicaid plan nowIf you or your child is currently on Medic aid and assigned to a certain insurance pla n or physician, you have only a few weeks lef t to make a change. Otherwise, you may no t be able to make a change to your plan fo r one year. The number to call is 877-711-3662 or by visiting www.” medicaidmanagedcare. com, please act before Oct. 31 For local as sistance, please call the Dr. Fred Brown Chil drens Health Center at 863-763-1951 and as k for to speak to a health bene“ ts counselor. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED ZONING DISTRICT REGULATION AMENDMENTPUBLIC NOTICE: the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, FL, will on Tues, Sept 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM, or as soon thereafter possible, conduct a Public Hearing for First Reading, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Okeechobee, FL, for the following proposed Ordinance No. 1115: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING PART II OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES SUBPART B-LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, CHAPTER 90-ZONING, ARTICLE III-DISTRICTS AND DISTRICT REGULATIONS, DIVISION 6 COMMERCIAL PROFESSIONAL AND OFFICE (CPO) DISTRICT, SECTION 90-223 SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES, EXPANDING THE LIST TO INCLUDE PERSONAL SERVICES, EXCEPT PAWN SHOPS; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS OF FACT; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The proposed amendment was submitted by Donna Wildes d/b/a Beasts and Barbells, LLC, as Application No. 14-001-TA, requesting to expand the list of permitted uses to include a variety of Personal Service uses in the CPO Zoning District, not presently allowed. The de nition of Services, Personal i s as follows, per Code Section 66-1: An establishment primarily engaged in providing services involving the care of a person or his or her personal goods or apparel. These include barbershop, beauty shop, clothes cleaning and repair, nail care, pawnshop, reducing salons and health clubs, shoe repair, tailor, and similar uses not primarily offering a product for sale. The proposed amendment may be viewed on the website, cityofokeechobee.com, or at the Of ce of the City Clerk, during normal business hours, Mon-Fri, 8 AM-4:30 PM, at the address above. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the City Clerk’s Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Council in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item MUST be provided to the City Clerk for the City’s records. Published by: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 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 7 Okeechobee News September 21, 2014 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Again, like a broken record, prices were higher this week! Calf prices across the board were $3-$5 higher. For instance, #1 500-550 lb. steers averaged $2.60 a pound! Slaughter cows & bulls were steady and still selling at a very high level. Cosa Nostra Ranch, Parkland, topped the calf market with a high of $5.35 bought by Foy Reynolds Cattle. Tommy Sutton, Okeechobee, topped the slaughter cow market with a high of $1.31 bought by Florida Beef. 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. See ya here at the Market! Todd Quilt and Craft Bazaar to be held at Peace LutheranThe Quilters of Peace Lutheran Church are planning their Quilt and Craft Bazaar for Saturday, Nov. 15 in the Fellowship Hall at 750 N.W. 23rd St. A limited number of tables are available for $10 for craft vendors from the community. There will be all kinds of crafts, quilts, lunch, a huge bake sale and white elephant sale. Prize giveaway tickets are on sale for three different handmade quilts. To reserve a table or for information, call Dottie Allen at 863-801-8100.

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Special to the Okeechobee NewsWashington, DC „ U.S. Representative Tom Rooney (FL-17) Thursday announced that the USDA will provide additional “ nancial assistance for Florida citrus growers w hose groves are af” icted with the citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening. Citrus disease threatens to wipe out Floridas citrus industry, taking away billions of dollars from our economy and tens of thousands of jobs,Ž Mr. Rooney said. This funding for the removal of af” icted trees and replanting of healthy stock is another critical step in our coordinated effort to combat citrus disease. While we continue working to “ nd a cure, this program will help bridge the gap.Ž The funding, through the USDAs Tree Assistance Program, is in addition to the $125 million for citrus research secured by Mr. Rooney in the 2014 Farm Bill. Florida citrus growers will be eligible for up to 50 percent of the cost of the removal of diseased trees and site preparation, 65 percent of the cost of replanting and labor, and 65 percent of the cost of seedlings. Losses must have occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011. Mr. Rooney noted that Floridas citrus industry contributes $9 billion per year to the states economy and supports approximatel y 76,000 jobs. The value of the U.S. citrus crop declined 15 percent in 2012-2013, largely as a result of citrus disease. 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. TRUST.ITS MORE THAN A WORD TO US. ITS OUR WORD TO YOU.Let us earn your trust today „ call Emory Walker Company.CAC014022 OFFER EXPIRES 11/28/2014. *System rebate offers range from $300 to $1,700. See your local Lennox dealer for details. 2014 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. One offer available per quali fying purchase.(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLESEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. RECEIVE UP TO A$1,700REBATE* with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox home comfort system. OR 9 Okeechobee News September 21, 2014 By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News€ Pueblo Viejo 3415 U.S. 441 S., is a family-owned and operated restaurant. They serve steak, chicken and “ sh. Their fajitas are amazing. They have great margaritas and host happy hour 7 days a week until 7 p.m. They have a full bar for you to enjoy any drink with y our meal. At Pueblo Viejo they will make you feel like family, like youre at home. Check out the website at www.puebloviejo” .com or call them at 863-357-9641. € Quality A/C and Heating of Okeechobee 5351 S.W. 16th Ave., has technicians on call seven days a week to make sure no customer will go without air conditioning or heat. If it is a Sunday and its 105 degrees outside and y our unit just broke, call Quality A/C. They will be there in no time and they will do whatever it takes to keep you cool and comfortable. They service all types of A/C units, commercial and residential, give estimates on service and do installations. They do same-day repair and sameday service and have been keeping costumers cool for 30 years. You can contact them at 863467-1545. It is here„the season is upon us! Fall! I know in Florida its not like everywhere else, but we can still enjoy all the goodies that come w ith the season. Pumpkin Roll RecipeFor cake 1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel), 3/4 cup all-purpose ” our, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3 large eggs, 1 cup granulated sugar, 2/3 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie “ lling) For “ lling 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature, 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted, 1/4 butter, softened, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, Powdered sugar for decoration. Directions for cake: 1. Preheat oven to 375 F 2. Combine ” our, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Mix in pumpkin. Stir in ” our mixture. Spread batter evenly into prepared jelly roll pan. 3. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar. A towel with little texture works best. Be sure to put enough powdered sugar on the towel so the cake will not stick when rolling up the cake. 4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. Dont over bake. Immediately loosen and ” ip cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Pumpkin roll peeling parchment away. 5. Roll the cake up in the towel. Refrigerate cake until cool, about an hour. While cake is cooling prepare the “ lling. Directions for “ lling: 1. Beat cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla until smooth. 2. Gently unroll the cake. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. 3. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. For all pictures and helpful links, see my blog at http://” orida.newszap.com/topofthelake. Rooney announces new funding to combat citrus disease

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General Surgery € Endoscopy € Minimally Invasive Surgery Hours: Monday…Friday 8 a.m.…5 p.m. € Phone: 863-357-0540 € Fax: 863-357-0546 1924 Hwy 441 N. € Okeechobee, FL 34972 Carlos Alejo, M.D. Hablamos espaol Board Certi“ed in General Surgery 10 Okeechobee News September 21, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsBack to school winnerDr. Charles W. Bartels presents Devin Harden with the iPad he won in the Big Lake Eye Care Back to School drawing. The promotion was held July 1 through Sept. 15 and every student who came in for an exam during that time was automatically entered. Devins name was drawn from over 500 tickets. Devin stated he was speechless when his mom told him he had won the iPad. Devin, shown here with his youngest brother, Treyvin, said he will share it with his brothers, sometimes!Ž Congratulations Devin! Special to the Okeechobee News/ OFCOFC Students of the Month The Okeechobee Freshman Campus would like to congratulate the students of the Month of September. They are: Jaszonnas Joiner, Brianna Thomas, Kiara Hernandez, Stephan Eden“ eld and Max Castillo. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESCES Students of the WeekCentral Elementary School would like to congratulate the students of the week for the week of Sept. 8: Ruben Garcia, Dalia Cruz, Dayana Castrejon, Cadence LaFlam, Franklin Van Eman, Bryon Perez-Lopez, Ian Liscomb, Ignacio gomez, Evan McClanahan, Amy Castaneda, Monesha McDuf“ e, Enekin Anthony, Jose Guevara-Herrera, Tilah Tinajero, Shnofra Fludd, Marlon Medrano, Letishia Guerrero, Hailey Harden, Hailey Harden, Hailey Rogers, Maricela Orozzco, Adam Thomas, Jennifer Santillan, Nickolas McMillan, Crystal Garcia Mackenzie Ayala, Dakota Lamb, Alejandro Liberato, Luis Noel Espinoza, Caysen Jarriel, John Martz, Chriscettia Campbell, Chrissetia Campbell, Sara Haygood and Regan Downing. Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSOMS Students of the WeekOsceola Middle School is proud to announce the Students of the Week for the week of Sept. 18, in no particular order are: Allana Nesby, Austin Garcia, Jason Sutherland, Itzel Guereca, Chris Denton, Jakeb Blevins and Katelyn Shaw. Congratulations students!

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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 MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Sept. 19TH Thurs., Sept. 25THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “THE EXPENDABLES 3”Fri., Tues., & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:10, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:10, 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 PG-13 II: “THE MAZE RUNNER”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 or more fruits & vegetables hours or less recreational screen time** Keep TV/Computer out of the bedroom. No screen time under the age of 2.hour or more of physical activity sugary drinks, more water & low fat milk 11 Okeechobee News September 21, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News Saturday, Sept. 13, at the 4:30 p.m. Mass, the Most Reverend Gerald Barbarito, Bishop of the Diocese of Palm Beach presided at the installation of Sacred Heart Catholic Churchs new pastor, Father Yves L. Francois. The ceremony marked the “ rst time an installation of a new pastor was made in the newly renovated church. Along with the Bishop and Fr. Francois, ten other priests w ere present for the installation. Over 600 people were present to be part of the ceremony. Bishop Barbarito congratulated Father Francois for his “ ne pastoral leadership over the last year as administrator. The appointment as pastor is for a minimum of six y ears and can be renewed. After the installation, the church came together for a multi-cultural dinner with American, Spanish, Philippine and Haitian foods donated by the parishioners. Also an eight-tiered cake was included in the celebration. This multi-cultural delight brought to the forefront that Sacred Heart Church is certainly made of people of great faith that can work, play and pray together for the good of all. The Bishop was not only impressed with the many people who attended as well as the different types of food but during the ceremony itself, there was a childrens choir, an English choir and a Spanish choir with multiple instruments all under the supervision of Kevin Kinnaird. The choirs joined their voices in many joyous songs to welcome our new pastor to Okeechobee. Father Francois gave an excellent speech telling all present that he was happy to be the new pastor. Sacred Heart Catholic Church installs new pastor Special to the Okeechobee NewsFather Yves L. Francois and Bishop Barbarito during service. Special to the Okeechobee News Only in Okeechobee would you drive by and see horses and rodeo queens on the front porch of an area restaurant. Thats exactly what happened while Miss Rodeo Florida and her court were in town for the Okeechobee Labor Day Rodeo. Miss Rodeo Florida 2014 Devon Firestone and her court visited Tin Fish along with two horses who posed for photos before heading off to the rodeo for Sundays performance. A fter the rodeo, they returned, were treated to a delicious meal and signed autographs. The queens will return again the weekend of Sept. 25…27, for the Annual Miss Rodeo Florida Pageant. Contestants between the ages of 7…25 will compete in horsemanship, speech, modeling, appearance, personality, personal interviews, and impromptu questions. The four winners will attend rodeos, parades and community events throughout the state of Florida during their year as rodeo queens. The winner of the Miss Rodeo Florida title, (age 19 … 25) will go on to compete for the title of Miss Rodeo America in Las Vegas, Nev. Realizing the importance of community involvement, Tin Fish Restaurant partnered w ith the pageant to enhance the overall experience for the contestants and families w ho will be coming to Okeechobee from around the state of Florida. Sandy Steinruck, President of the Miss Rodeo Florida Association commented, As a non-pro“ t, we rely greatly on sponsorships from partners such as Tin Fish, who provide meals, prizes for our winners, help with promoting the pageant and selling our tickets. We are grateful for their support and the support of so many Okeechobee businesses.Ž All pageant events are open the public. The horsemanship competition is free of charge and takes place on Friday, Sept. 26, between 9 and 11:30 a.m., at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The fashion show and dinner is Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. Saturdays luncheon and awards ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. The dinner and luncheon are held at the KOA, tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for kids 10 years old and under. Tickets may be purchased at Tin Fish and Elis Western Wear in Okeechobee. For additional information, contact Tracy Clements 407-9082182 or www.MissRodeoFlorida.com. For information regarding this press release, please contact Judy Herstich 407-3964646. Miss Rodeo Florida queens visit Tin Fish Special to the Okeechobee NewsPictured left to right are Miss Teen Rodeo FL. McKenna Andris, Miss Rodeo FL Devon Firestone, Miss Rodeo FL Princess Sierra Rush and Miss Rodeo FL Sweetheart Hailey Wall.

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October isThe Okeechobee News will be featuring a special section that includes valuable information about breast cancer prevention. Join us in raising awareness for this great cause. 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 12 Okeechobee News September 21, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsChildren on Medicaid and their parents may have a reason to smile more: A study by University of Florida researchers shows that a change in the state of Floridas Medicaid policy to reimburse pediatricians and other medical primary care providers for basic oral health screenings and cavity prevention has increased the likelihood of children receiving these essential services by 20 percent. This is particularly important in Florida because the state is ranked 50th in the nation in dental care rates among children enrolled in Medicaid. Untreated tooth decay, which occurs in 25 percent of children living in poverty, can lead to pain, dif“ culty eating, serious infections, missed school days, emergency room visits, hospitalizations and, in rare instances, death. Given the high stakes for untreated tooth decay on childrens overall health and wellbeing, especially among vulnerable and low-income children, it is important to identify effective policies to tackle this prevalent problem,Ž said Jill Boylston Herndon, Ph.D., an associate professor in the department of health outcomes and policy in the UF College of Medicine and the lead researcher on this National Institutes of Health-funded project. Particularly among very young children, medical primary care providers serve as the gateway to the health care system and can play an important role in preventing tooth decay and facilitating the establishment of a dental home.Ž Only 31 percent of publicly insured children under age 5 receive dental services nationwide. Although comprehensive dental bene“ ts are required in Medicaid, it is much more likely that preschool-aged children enrolled in Medicaid will receive medical care than dental care. Therefore, 46 state Medicaid programs, including Florida, have enacted policies to reimburse medical primary care providers to administer early childhood tooth decay preventive services since 2000. These services may include topical ” uoride application, parental counseling, mouth exams and an overall assessment for risk of tooth decay. The policy in Florida, which covers children ages 6 months to 42 months and was implemented on April 15, 2008, reimburses prov iders $27 for these services. Topical ” uoride application, combined with parental counseling, has been shown to reduce tooth decay by up to 50 percent in high-risk children. We are fully committed to increasing the number of Medicaid-enrolled children who receive preventive dental services,Ž said Beth Kidder, assistant deputy secretary for Medicaid Operations at the Agency for Health Care Administration in Tallahassee. We are pleased that our policy change is expanding good oral health care to more children.Ž The researchers examined reimbursement data on more than 1 million children in Florida and almost 2.1 million children in Texas, which enacted a similar policy, for a total sample size of more than 3.1 million. In total, there was a 130 percent increase in services such as oral health screenings and topical ” uoride applications for children between the ages of 6 months and 42 months in Florida. Even after controlling for factors that could in” uence the “ ndings, such as age and length of Medicaid enrollment, children covered under the policy were 20 percent more likely to receive oral health preventive services than before the policy was enacted when compared with another group of children who were too old to be covered under this speci“ c policy. This analysis, which was published in the journal Health Services Research in July, has far-reaching public health implications given that Medicaid covers more than one-third of all children in the U.S. Led by Herndon, the multidisciplinary team that completed the analysis included W. Bruce Vogel, Ph.D., and Elizabeth A. Shenkman, Ph.D., of the department of health outcomes and policy in the UF College of Medicine, as well as Scott L. Tomar, D.M.D., DrPH, and Frank Catalanotto, D.M.D., of the department of community dentistry and behavioral science in the UF College of Dentistry. As primary care providers, we are the medical home base for parents and children, so providing oral health services should be prioritized. Now, with reimbursement, they are,Ž said Lindsay Thompson, M.D., the associate director of clinical research for the Institute for Child Health Policy and a UF Health pediatrician who has provided oral health services to children since 2006. These oral health services are not dif“ cult to administer and they can have such a profound effect „ not only on the childrens oral and overall health, but also on convincing parents of the importance of oral care.Ž More children receiving oral health care around Florida

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13 Okeechobee News September 21, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Jensen Beach pitched their third consecutive shutout as they defeated Okeechobee, 23-0 in junior varsity football action Thursday at Brahman Stadium. Tyrese Jackson caught a 20-yard touchdown pass in the “ rst quarter, Davaris Thompson scored on a 12-yard run and Jamian Churwood scored on a “ ve-yard in the fourth quarter. Jensen Beach also scored on a safety early in the second half. Okeechobee was led by Demetrius Clark who had two interceptions. His 62-yard touchdown reception was called back by a penalty just before halftime. Okeechobee also recovered three fumbles -one in their own end zone. The Brahmans trailed only 7-0 at halftime. OHS coach Joe Smith said his team has a lot of growing up to do and despite some talent have to jell together as a team. Athlete wise we can match up with any team up and down the coast, but it takes more than that to win. We have to “ nd it quick or itll be a long season,Ž he said. Smith said last season the team lost three straight, including a loss to Jensen Beach, and then rebounded to win “ ve games in a row. He hopes for a repeat in 2014. We hope we can turn it around like last year. I will keep praying and hoping that God will give me the strength to get to these guys. We will keep pushing them forward,Ž he said Janavious Futch had 59 yards in offense and a 31-yard kick return. Darkevious Moreland had a 46-yard kick return for the Brahmans. Mateo Vasquez had three receptions for 26 yards. Nolan Carpenter had a quarterback sack for OHS. Smith said hell have to “ nd out the players that dont accept losing, keep motivating the players and get the team back on track. Smith said, It was blatantly obvious who wants to “ ght and when things go bad who is looking for a way out. We will teach these players how to be men and handle adversity.Ž Thompson had over 100 all-purpose yards for the Falcons (3-0). OHS fell to 1-3. The Brahmans host Sebastian River next Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Jensen Beach JV gridders blank junior Brahmans Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMalcolm Chambers (8 in purple) prepares to tackle Tyrese Jackson (4 in white) during Thursdays game at OHS. Jensen Beach shut out the junior Brahmans, 23-0. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESSES Students of the WeekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of Sept. 19. They are: Eduardo Alavez Bocardo, Dylan Michel, Chase Blount, Johnny Martin, Victoria Aguilar, Rachel Thompson, Rebekah Thompson, Brandon Mesa, Alondra Ceron, Kaylen Torres Cruz, Taylor Arnold, Makai Comfort, Tori Trent, Isabella Puga, Kora Lemmerman, Savana Miley, Maryellen Brege, Kyler Morgan and Raul Casetllanos Marin Jr.

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NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners has be held on: at 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 General Fund 8.5470 Jail Loan Repayment Fund 0.3491 GENERALTRANSPORTATIONSPECIALDEBTCAPITALENTERPRISETRUST &TOTAL FUNDTRUST FUNDREVENUESERVICEPROJECTSFUNDAGENCYBUDGET Taxes:Millage per $1000 Ad Valorem Taxes8.547012,427,555 12,427,555 Ad Valorem Taxes 0.3491(voted debt)507,600507,600 Sales & Use Taxes2,557,4142,5007,048,5824,000905,00000 10,517,496 Charges for Services1,149,644184,9291,765,87400102,3930 3,202,840 Intergovernmental Revenue5,773,0163,465,5465,040,45501,019,88100 15,298,898 Licenses & Permits50,0000419,0000000 469,000 Fines & Forfeitures66,000089,7620000 155,762 Franchise Fees456,000000000 456,000 Miscellaneous Revenue720,91423,8001,445,22290021,50050502 2,212,888 TOTAL SOURCES 23,200,544 $ 3,676,775 $ 15,808,894 $ 512,500 $ 1,946,381 $ 102,443 $ 502 $ 45,248,039 $ Transfers In1,054,203 202,787 1,256,991 Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets5,104,4953,659,49918,740,591148,22611,412,35750,968176,117 39,292,252 TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES$29,359,242$7,336,274$34,752,272$660,726$13,358,738$153,411$176,61985,797,283 $ EXPENDITURES General Government6,082,0920562,20701,352,26230,0660 8,026,627 Public Safety14,294,20007,164,1410452,49100 21,910,833 Physical Environment224,60402,687,5490418,28600 3,330,439 Transportation05,083,3902,663,9330564,97200 8,312,295 Economic Environment74,47201,202,0230000 1,276,494 Human Services2,023,2190281,731093,87100 2,398,821 Culture & Recreation1,397,16605,0000832,40491,03633,000 2,358,606 Debt Service00236,003493,141000 729,144 Court Related00274,2920000 274,292 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $24,095,752$5,083,390$15,076,878$493,141$3,714,286$121,102$33,000 $48,617,550 Transfers Out177,225 298,063 475,288 Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets5,263,4902,075,65819,377,331167,5869,644,45232,309143,619 36,704,444 TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES TRANSFERS, RESERVES & BALANCES$29,359,242$7,336,274$34,752,272$660,726$13,358,738$153,411$176,619$85,797,283 The tentative, adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above reference taxing authority as a public reco rd. ESTIMATED REVENUES y, BUDGET SUMMARYCounty of Okeechobee, Florida Fiscal Year 2014-2015 14 Okeechobee News September 21, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News€ Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School ended Y earlings long home-court volleyball winning streak with a 25-11, 24-26, and 15-8 victory in Okeechobee Wednesday. Aleina Micco had 12 service aces and six kills. Raeley Matthews added nine kills and one ace for the Seminoles. Coach Kim Jackson said her team played at a high level. My team came together really well and Im v ery pleased with how they played,Ž she said. J ackson used her bench a bit in the second game w hich helped Yearling get back in the match. She said she wanted to make sure her younger players got some experience and playing time against a quality opponent. Yearling coach Kellyann Campbell said her team got off to a slow start and started to grow in con“ dence as the match went along. They came back in the second game and exceeded my expectations with a win,Ž she added. Campbell said the kids learned they could compete and really raised the level of their play in the second game. They showed me how they should play and that continued into the third game. We got down a little when we made mistakes but I try to tell them, “ x the mistakes and do your jobs,Ž she said. Campbell said the rivalry between the schools is bene“ cial to both programs because it pushes the girls to execute better and to focus. It is nice to play teams that we can volley back and forth with. We can receive their serves and they receive our serves, we get some nice playing experience out of this game,Ž she added. Jackson said Micco is a very consistent player with a bright future. She said Matthews has the ability to play college volleyball one day. It is always good to come home with a win especially on the road and Im so happy with the way my girls played,Ž Jackson said. She was the coach at Osceola Middle School the last time Yearling lost a home game, several years ago. Julia Smith had four aces and two kills and Krysta Burton added three service aces for Brighton. € The Lady Brahman volleyball team overcame South Fork in a marathon match Tuesday night by the score of 24-26, 26-24, 30-32, 25-16 and 15-8. OHS is now 6-1 on the season. The junior varsity team also prevailed, 2-1, to improve to 5-1 on the year. The volleyball team competes in the prestigious East Coast Volleyball Challenge at Martin County High on Friday and Saturday. € Yearling volleyball and soccer were rained out at Oslo Tuesday. The matches were rescheduled for Oct. 16 at 4:30 p.m. € Lady Brahman golf “ nished second in a tri match with Jupiter and South Fork on Monday. Jupiter shot 184, Okeechobee shot 215, and South Fork shot 227. Hannah Raulerson led Okeechobee with a round of 43. Mackenzie Dieter of Jupiter had the low round with a 37. The Lady Brahmans defeated John Carroll on Wednesday, 224-231. Cameron White shot 47 on a dif“ cult St. James Country Club course. OHS coach Bruce Conrad said the team continues to throw away shots due to poor chipping and putting. He praised White for her round Wednesday and noted she played well with her irons and could have scored lower but for threeputting on “ ve holes. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief

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Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper 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 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Miscellaneous3,800 sq ft Thrift Store Contents, Merchandise ONLY, Open your store tomorrow or Flea Market! $6,000 for all (561)346-4692 Pets/SuppliesFREE TO GOOD HOME, MALE BLACK & TAN CHIHUAHUA ABOUT 3 MONTHS OLD HAS SHOTS UP TO DATE. CALL 863-763-7542 Yorkipoo Pups Tiny toys 12 wks (Black balls of fur)Shots/vets health cert.Adorable must see! cash only. $350.00. (863)610-2725 Apartments1/1 UNFURNISHED DUPLEX w/GARAGE-WASHER & DRYER HOOK UPDISHWASHERWALK-IN CLOSETCOMMUNITY POOL/ TENNIS COURT/ SHUFFLEBOARD-CORNER LOT $760.00/MONTH INC WATER,LAWN CARE, PEST CONTROL & GARBAGEPREFER 1 TO 2 ADULTS-SMALL PET WELCOME-1ST & SECURITY-CALL 863-447-0742. 2BD/1BA APARTMENT IN TOWN, WALKING DISTANCE TO STORES. NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURITY $600.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Apartments Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. Furnished Ef ciency In quiet neighborhood. Short term only. 3 night minimum. Call (863)623-4413 OKEECHOBEE: 1/ 1 Bath-Large Apt. unit. Fully updated. Mexican Clay tile oors. Lots of natural light windows. First class ranch setting Located 12 minutes East from Okeechobee town center. NO PETS. $590.00 utilities included. 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Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet ok. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 941-504-3954 SINGLE FAMIL Y 3BD/2BA 311 SE 8TH DRIVE. 1/4 ACRE IN CITY, PRIVATE SETTING, GARAGE, LIKE NEW. $900.00 MONTHLY CALL 786-253-5072 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 15 Okeechobee News September 21, 2014

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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 Houses Sale3BD/1BA NEED TO SELL ASAP! IN OKEECHOBEE 25K OFF RETAIL VALUE! CALL 917-216-3617 Mobile Home Rent Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA NICE KITCHEN AND LIVING ROOM, LARGE YARD. ON 2.5 ACRES $500.00/MO. CALL 954-752-6184 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 FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. NICE TRAILER FOR RENT 1 OR 2 PERSONS $700.00 MO SMALL PET OK, ONLY 1ST MONTH REQUIRED ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED. ALSO LOTS FOR RENT $350.00 A MONTH CLOSE TO CANAL ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED. 863-801-6993 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Office Space Rent Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes Plant City !! $5K Home replacement. Over 22 models to viewFree factory tours! New Velocity home $67,903 includes delivery, set and A/C plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol Campers/RVsFOR SALE RV WITH FLORIDA ROOM $3,000 O.B.O. MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE, FULLY FURNISHED CALL 863-763-7164 OR 863-763-9966 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Motorcycles2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON ROAD KING CLASSIC, 10,000 MILES, LOTS OF CHROME, ALL MAINTENANCE RECORDS. $13,000. MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE. 863-697-9066 OR 863-467-8003 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. FLORIDA Case No.: 2014-DR-316 IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: PAUL NICHOLSON, Husband, and DEBORAH J. NICHOLSON, Respondent/Wife NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION TO: Deborah J. Nicholson Address Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against for and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Paul Nicholson, whose address is 1137 10th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974, within thirty (30) days from the date of publication of the rst publication, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, either before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Further papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED : September 16, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ Debra Goodrich Deputy Clerk 467336 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12 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 3rd day of OCTOBER, 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 1998 FORD CONTOUR LIGHT BLUE 1FALP6530WK117367 1997 CHEVY LUMINA 2G1WL52M2V9220602 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. 467343 ON 9/21/2014OHS CLASS OF ‘75 REUNIONThe OHS Class of ‘75 will meet at the Homecoming Game on Friday, October 10th at 6:00pm behind the stadium on the west side. There will be a informal gathering at Kahootz on Saturday, October 11th at 7:00pm. For more information, please call Kim Cress Collier (863)763-5550, Tommy Hoover (863)610-1997 or Darlene Matthews Chandler (863)763-0350. 16 Okeechobee News September 21, 2014 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Image on many Oregon license plates 4 Drink containing the antioxidant lycopene 15 Rock genre 16 Id have never guessed!Ž 17 Male __ 18 Fight site 19 Doesnt start well? 21 Georgia-based insurance giant 22 One way to shrink 23 Lassie ComeHomeŽ author Knight 25 Nautical units 26 Soup served with sour cream 31 You betchaŽ 32 Bring in 33 Cocktail with rum 35 Cocktail with sweet vermouth 37 Crusaded 40 Old Venetian judge 44 Food franchise initials 45 Enjoy on the sly 46 Rancor 47 Magazine fig. 49 Menace at sea 50 Words to un caro 53 Nassau Coliseum player 55 First Bond actor born after the Bond films began 57 Charltons EarthquakeŽ co-star 58 Redealt, say 59 No. with a prefix 60 It includes the Jurassic period 61 Close DOWN 1 Budgetsqueezing announcement 2 Response to Did you clean your room yet?Ž 3 Support 4 Fibula neighbors 5 Astrologer Sydney 6 Kings demise 7 CIA employees 8 Up to, in ads 9 Most fit to serve 10 Lynne of ELO 11 Not worthless 12 GotchaŽ 13 Element #20 14 JFK announcement 20 Brand used with wings 24 Pro concerned with losses 26 Military nickname 27 20th-anniversary gift 28 Czech diacritical sometimes called an inverted circumflex 29 Make __ dash 30 Police vehicle 33 __ GreenŽ: Kermits song 34 Today 36 More, in Mexico 37 Title for Obama: Abbr. 38 Shake up 39 Mooring areas 41 Out, perhaps 42 Didnt let bygones be bygones 43 Shade of green 46 Levitra competitor 48 2011 revolution locale 49 Diligent worker 51 City on the Moselle 52 Bar in the kitchen 53 Camaro __-Z 54 Statistic in baseball and hockey 55 Mil. honor 56 Fifth-century date By Barry C. 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R E D 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 5076-H: Kissimmee River Estates. Home on a beautiful fully fenced yard, carpet. Screened porch with attached $35,000 MLS #208405 5083-M: Pioneer Estates 3/2 DW on an acre with 1,652 total $58,000 MLS #207779 5007-H: Conners Gables 3/2 with 1,980 Total 2009. Split bdrm plan, much more! $145,000 NOW $128,000 MLS # 208204 5051-H: Okeechobee Hills Lg 2 Story, 3br, 3ba home on 15.80+/acres Elthroughout, lg balcony, $350,000 MLS # 208400 2004-C: Taylor Creek Isles, 2BR/2BA condominiunder air. Screened more info. $67,000 MLS # 208444 • 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 $1,500,000 MLS #207408 • Blue Heron • Palm Village Ranch $15,000 MLS# 207998 • Ok Acres $79,000 MLS # 207817 • Viking $11,000 MLS # 207811 1021-M: Palm Village 4br/2ba DW, 2,482 total ily rm, fireplace and nice open kitchen. HOA incomm. $80,000 NOW $70,000 MLS #208093 REDUCED NEW LISTING NEW LISTING REDUCED Find your dream home here! Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com Over 100 Listings FLYING G ESTATES Rim Canal waterfront living! 3 Bd/ 2.5 Ba/ 2 Garage, CBS home. 20x30 detached workshop/ boat garage. Skylights. Formal Living, Family room, large master suite with double sinks and separate bath and shower. Large utility with sink, big storage closed, built in iron board. Full house R/O water system. 12x40 screened Lanai with Hot Tub. 2008 Lennox A/C. Dock, partial seawall. Beautiful sunsets! Only 14 minutes to Home Depot! BRAND NEW METAL ROOF! Make your retirement dreams come true! $257,000 CALL Lori (863) 634-1457 FLYING G ESTATE ~ NEW Metal Roof Call 863.763.3134 to advertise! Someone reading this ad right now could be searching for a new home. Why not have them looking at yours? 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 Location, Location, Location Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers. 17 Okeechobee News September 21, 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 LOC AL, 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.#150149St 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$2999 Due at Signing, $0 Security Deposit plus Tax, Tags & $599.95 Dealer Fee. 10k/year … .25¢/mile over mileage penalty with approved credit.$149§AS LOW AS PER MONTH 39 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 $279 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.$279AS LOW ASPER MONTH27MOS.LEASE FORStk.# 143788 Stk.# 242042YOU PAY AS LOW AS Stk.# 134865Stk.# 140896 20 Okeechobee News September 21, 2014