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Friday, September 26, 2014 50¢ plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 116 14.84 feetLast Year: 15.90 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Judge seeks air quality tests at Judicial Center ... Page 2 OHS to host Heritage Panthers ... Page 17 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenWork under way on main intersectionThe Florida Department of Transportation has started the improvement project for State Road 70 from N.W./S.W. Fourth Avenue to N.E./S.E. Third Avenue. This project improves the intersection at U.S. 441. This week, crews were clearing the right of way in order to move utility lines. The work on this intersection is expected to continue for months. The DOT advises motorists to observe posted speed limits, look out for pedestrians and bicyclists, and drive with caution in the construction zone. During this project, crews will add turn lanes, widen and resurface the roadway, improve drainage, replace traf“ c signals and build curbs, gutters, and sidewalks. Estimated completion is summer 2015. The contractor is Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. Sheriff won’t change blue light policy ... Page 7 Private company sought to manage campgroundBy Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Board of County Commission Thursday voted to seek Request For Proposals (RFP) for a private company to manage the Okee-Tantie campground. Terry Burroughs, of the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County, encouraged the board to involve the private sector. Once you invest the countys money in it, you are competing with other businesses,Ž he said, I would rather see private business, private risk,Ž said Commissioner Joey Hoover. He went on to say he did not think the county should compete with businesses that are paying taxes. Since the park was originally state property, the countys deed for the park has provisions that require state approval if the county seeks outside management. We have to have a business plan tha t shows how much the county is going to get,Ž said Commission Chairman Frank Irby. When we show it to the state, the state will decide how much they are going to get.Ž County to seek RFPs for Okee-Tantie Patients not allowed to leave the building unaccompanied By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News City planners approved an alcohol rehabilitation detox facility and an occupational rehabilitation and therapy center at 608 N.E. Second Ave. at a recent meeting. Muhammad Nooruddin, representing the owners of the property, A.M.S.A. Holdings, LL C and E.A.A.A.S. Holdings, LLC, proposed one o f the facilities as an inpatient, drug and alcohol rehabilitation detox facility. The second will be operated as a short-term residential physical, occupational rehabilitation and therapy center. Special exceptions were approved for both uses. There were two conditions placed on the special exception. The “ rst prohibits the admittance of any patient into the drug alcohol rehabilitation facility unless dropped off by a friend or relative and requires that no vehicles will be left at the facility overnight. No drug or alcohol patient shall be allowed to leave the building unless accompanied by a friend or relative o r facility employee, upon his release from the facility. City planners green light detox center S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level Clrng Or Cti! See OKEE-TANTIE „ Page 5 See CITY „ Page 5

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B y Katrina Elsken O keechobee News Questions about air quality at the O keechobee County Judicial Center were d ebated at the Thursday meeting of the O keechobee County Board of County Comm issioners. Judicial District 19 Chief Judge Steve L evin requested the commissioners approve t he expenditure of $5,600 for Environ Int ernational Corporation to perform a walkt hrough inspection of the judicial center. According to information presented at the m eeting, there are occupant concerns over p ossible microbial contamination in various a reas of the center due to water in“ ltration d uring storms over the recent months. ENVIRON International Corporation off ered an inspection to include the followi ng: € A non-intrusive inspection of common a reas, of“ ces and courtrooms for possible v isual microbiological impacted building m aterials will be conducted. € A limited intrusive inspection (inspect ion behind base trim, beneath carpeting) of r eadily accessible areas where typical busin ess operations are unlikely to be impacted w ill be conducted. € The moisture content of substrates s uch as gypsum wallboard, wood framing o r studs, and/or other porous building mater ials will be evaluated with a moisture meter o r moisture-sensing device. € Inspection activities will be documente d and photographs will be taken as deemed n ecessary. € Dust samples will be collected in two a reas of the building. One sample will be collected in the known area of the building which reportedly had been occupied by a canine. The other sample will be collected in an area where occupants have voiced concern over indoor air quality. These samples will be analyzed for culturable molds and canine allergen. € Inspect representative air handling units (AHUs) including some AHUs serving courtrooms. This will include inspection of airstream surfaces of supply air ducts that may be accessible. € Review building history and HVAC System operation with building management and facilities staff. The Scope of Work will require a “ xedfee payment of $5,600 after the submission of a letter report on the judicial center. County Commission Chairman Frank Irby questioned the need for another study of the building. We had one done in April and one in August,Ž he said. Bio-aerosol and allergen sampling studies were performed by GLE Associates, Incorporated on April 18 and Aug.4 at a total cost of $5,380. Donnie Oden, county director of facilities services, said those studies showed we were cleared throughout the building.Ž All of those tests were below the limits of anything that would be bothering anyone,Ž he said. Why would we do another test, spend $5,600 of the taxpayers money?Ž asked Chairman Irby. We can study it to death. Basically they didnt agree with who we hired to do this. They are saying their expert is better than our expert.Ž We did air sampling tests and also did vacuuming tests of different surfaces,Ž said Mr. Oden. When I see people who are symptomatic, something may be lingering in there,Ž offered Commissioner Bryant Culpepper. He said if the judges are not satis“ ed with the tests already conducted, they should approve the additional testing and put this to bed. If it does exist, it is something that can be very dangerous,Ž added Commissioner Culpepper. The health and welfare of the judges and courthouse staff is very important.Ž Commissioner Culpepper made a motion to approve the budget transfer. The motion died for lack of a second. Weve had two testings and one of the judges continued to believe there was a problem despite the clean bill of health from the tester,Ž said county attorney John Cassels. I think the chief judge decided rather than have a disgruntled judge assigned here, the chief judge decided to ask for an additional test.Ž The funds requested would come from a courthouse account. They spend it on court-related technology,Ž explained county administrator Robbie Chartier. And the chief judge is saying this is an OK use for this purpose,Ž added Mr. Cassels. The rami“ cations of having an adverse judiciary could have far reaching effects,Ž the attorney pointed out. He said while he understands the commissioners do not want to spend taxpayers money, I believe the rami“ cations of not doing the tests would be worse.Ž Right is right and wrong is wrong, and appeasement is appeasement,Ž said Commissioner Joey Hoover. If they bring back some evidence of something that was missed, that would be different. They are judges, they have to have evidence.Ž Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee• Fly Control Mineral • Fly Blocks • Fly Spray • Fly Bait • Pour-ons • Fly Bags Your Fly Control Center MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Sept. 26TH Thurs., Oct. 2NDFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “THE BOXTROLLS”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 PG 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 2 Okeechobee News September 26, 2014 Board nixes more air quality tests at center Today: Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High around 85F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Tonight: Thunderstorms in the evening will give way to partly cloudy skies overnight. Low 73F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.Extended ForecastSaturday: Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High near 85F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Saturday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms before midnight. Low 72F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Sunday: Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 86F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Sunday Night: Isolated thunderstorms during the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 72F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee NewsRotary learns more about DHCACLeigh Woodham (right) was the speaker at the meeting for Rotary on Sept. 23. Ms. Woodham is the director for the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center and they have a packed season of events on tap. Check them out online at www. dollyhand.org.

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Fatality€ According to the headline in Wednesdays paper, an Okeechobee County deputy was found to be at fault in the December 2013 crash in which two young women died. FHP certainly took long enough with this investigation. If only he had turned on his lights and siren before hitting the gas pedal, this accident could have been avoided. € I hope this will be a wake-up call for the sheriffs of“ ce and from now on they will have a policy that the deputies can only exceed the speed limit if they are running with blue lights. € Ive heard this said many times, relating to LEO driving at excessive speed while responding to calls, If the of“ cer does not make it to the scene he cant help anyoneŽ .. and in this setting compounded the original call for help. Heartbreaking, and I feel compassion for all who were caught up in this tragedy. € Im glad he was found at fault but really wish he would have been punished more harshly than he was. € I have seen comments on Facebook asking why the sheriffs of“ ce is not arresting the deputy involved in the crash. The sheriffs of“ ce did not handle the investigation. They, and rightfully so, turned everything over to Florida Highway Patrol. The FHP and the States Attorneys Of“ ce handled the investigation. If you are unhappy with the investigation, dont badmouth the city, county or the sheriff. The investigation was done by the state, not the local of“ cials. € The deputy was responding to a domestic with violence and weapons. Yes, he was going too fast in a rush to possibly save someones life and, yes, he didnt have his blue lights on, but he did have the right of way. He will have to live with this for the rest of his life as will the parents, family and friends of these girls. It was a tragic accident. € What may become of situations like this is that when someone calls 9-1-1 for assistance, the responding of“ cers may become too paranoid about accidents and even though its an emergency call, they may end up driving the speed limit and then someone else may die. € Or, maybe theyll seek professional treatment for their paranoid disorder and after theyve completed that treatment they will know to ” ip the switch to turn on the red and blues to give fair warning that they are ” ying like a bat out of hell. Childrens Services Council helps feed familiesEarlier this year, Treasure Coast Food Bank partnered with the Childrens Services Council of Okeechobee to bring a unique service to the Okeechobee community. Working with the Childrens Services Council, we opened the Okeechobee Teen Pantry „ the “ rst teen pantry in our fourcounty service area. The Teen Pantry is a new way of assisting families in the community who may not always have enough food. The Teen Pantry also provides something more to Okeechobee youth „ it provides a sense of dignity that can be found in items as simple as a new notebook, a pair of ” ip-” ops, or perhaps their own bottle of shampoo. The Okeechobee Teen Pantry is “ lled with a variety of items, including school supplies, personal hygiene items, snacks, makeup, and occasionally seasonal items like ” ip” ops. Teens know when their families are struggling. They might not want to ask for money for school supplies or other personal items. The Okeechobee Teen Pantry allows them to have what they need with no impact to the family budget. Although our retail partners generously support the program with product donations, funding to support the Okeechobee Teen Pantry comes from the Childrens Services Council. Since opening, Okeechobee Teen Pantry has provided hundreds of teens with tens of thousands of items. More teens visit every week. There is no question that purchasing these items would have cut into the budgets of families who can least afford such cuts. Funding for the Childrens Services Council comes up for a revote in November. Please support the Okeechobee Teen Pantry and the other valuable work of the Childrens Services Council by voting YES on Referendum #1. Sincerely, Judith Cruz, CEO Treasure Coast Food Bank 401 Angle Road Fort Pierce, FL 34947 772-489-3034Government at workDial 9-1-1 and help will arrive. Turn on the faucet and clean water ” ows. Flush the toilet and waste disappears. Local government and its private secto r partners offer tremendous value to Floridas taxpayers. Public safety, clean water, roads and bridges, sanitation, parks and recreation, and libraries are just a few of the services w e sometimes take for granted. And local governments are an economic driver, spending billions of dollars each year in the private sector; money that supports Florida companies, shareholders and employees. Business and local governmen t working together is also the most productive path to economic development and job creation. Florida Business Watch is a trade association of private sector government contractors and a proud member of the Florida Local Government Coalition, which is raising awareness of city and county services tha t affect our daily lives through Local Works Day on Oct. 3. Floridas quality of life is not an acciden t ƒ local governments, their private secto r partners and dedicated staffs make the difference. Please take a moment to celebrat e the trusted services that help us all through each and every day. Edward G. Fontanin Wade Trim Florida Business Watch BoardBrooks to retirePritchards & Associates recognized John R. Brooks for his 13 years of service to th e agency. John and his wife, Sally, have both been a part of our agency for many years. Sally started at our agency as a CSR and then pursued a teaching career. John has helped us as our “ eld photographer since 2001 and now looks forward to sleeping in and enjoying his retirement to the fullest! Thank you, John! The Pritchards & Associates team September 26, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independent’s mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community’s deliberation of public issues.Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee NewsPictured from left to right are Jeanette Miller, Laura Jimenez, John Brooks, Flo from Progressive, Melissa Serrano, Rachel Urbina and Lowell Pritchard. Pet of the WeekAllie Mae is a young, female Shetland Sheepdog mix. She has learned to get along with other dogs, but is not recommended for a home with very young children. She is house trained, spayed and current on shots. She is available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on Highway 98, next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863-3571104. To see more available animals go to pet“ nder.com. Homes are also needed to fosterŽ animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home. Special to the Okeechobee News/ 4-H Picture Perfect Photo Club

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5 Okeechobee News September 26, 2014 The special exception was approved 5-2. Planners also voted to approve a wholesale warehouse proposed at 1127 S.W. Park St. The parcel measures just under one acre. Peggy Ociepka applied for the special exception in the heavy commercial zoning district. The warehouse will not include any storage of ” ammable liquids. The planning board required that four parking spaces on the east side of the of“ ce must be built to city standards with pavers or a dustless surface. The driveway must also meet city standards and landscaped buffers will be required. A petition for special exception to allow a mechanical and repair service business in a heavy commercial zoning district at 1127 S.W. Park Street was also approved by planners. This petition was submitted by Peggy Ociepka and had the same conditions as the petition for the warehouse on this property. The planning board also approved a special exception for a day care center in a commercial professional of“ ce zoning district at 1811 S.W. Second Ave. Just over half an acre will be used for the project proposed by Tammie Henderson on behalf of property owner, CWS 13, LLC. The city did require that the driveway and parking lot be brought up to city code. CITYContinued From Page 1 If the commission decided the county should run the park and invest $1.2 million to get 50 lots on line, it would be somewhere between years “ ve and 10 before the county would recoup their investment, pointed out Commissioner Hoover. Just like any other business, it takes a while before you recoup that investment,Ž he said. If a private “ rm is willing to step up and invest their money in it, it is much more palatable to me.Ž I, personally, do not want the county to spend money out there,Ž said Mr. Burroughs. I would prefer a private business spend their money out there.Ž County attorney John Cassels said a recent somewhat scareyŽ court case could also affect their plans for Okee-Tantie. The St. Lucie County case dealt with a privately-owned marina which was operating in competition with two municipal marinas. The owners of the private marina argued it was unfair that they had to pay taxes while the municipal marinas did not. The argument by Harbortown was that we are performing the exact same function as the two municipal marinas, yet we are taxed and you are not,Ž he said. The judge agreed and ruled that the city marinas should be taxed, he said. Its an eye-opening warning to all local government that your property is not always exempt from ad valorem taxes,Ž he said. They are interpreting some Supreme Court cases that only the core governmental functions are truly tax exempt and only if that function is not, or cannot be, provided b y private enterprise.Ž We dont need to be running this park,Ž said Commissioner Bryant Culpepper. Mr. Burroughs said going through the RFP process will provide transparency. He offered to help county staff with the RFP. Commissioner Hoover said the count y does not have a good history of handling the park in-house. We were running it up to 2012 and the costs were exceeding the revenues,Ž he said. During the public comments period, Larry Gabor pointed out the county had a businessman who came to them with a proposal to operate Okee-Tantie and the y turned it down. If you had accepted his proposal, we would not be here today,Ž he said. OkeeTantie is, to the RV world, dead. It doesnt exist.Ž He said it will take professional marketing to bring back the campers. He said the county would do well to let someone with a history of success in the business run the campground. These people have a lot of money to spend and want a nice place to come to,Ž he said. Okee-Tantie could be a jewel -and it should be,Ž he said. The county commission voted unanimously to go through the RFP process for companies interested in running the campground. OKEE-TANTIEContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenDomestic Violence AwarenessAt their Thursday meeting, the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners issued a proclamation designating the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Jonathan Bean (left) of Marthas House, accepted the proclamation from Commission Chair Frank Irby (right). Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenCounty Services awardsAt the Thursday Okeechobee County Commission meeting, the Board of County Commissioners honored county employees whose service reached milestones during the past quarter. Kathleen Schwier and Audrey Kuipers each received awards for “ ve years service. Ms. Schwier works for Senior Services. She delivers meals and provides support to homebound seniors. Ms. Kuipers is a nutrient technician with the Soil and Water District. She will become the District Program manager on Oct. 1. Cynthia Howell, a driver for the Veterans Service Of“ ce, was honored for 10 years service. Mrs. Howell drives Okeechobee County Veterans to the VA hospital in West Palm Beach. Left to right are county administrator Robbie Chartier, Mrs. Kuipers, County Commission Chairman Frank Irby, Mrs. Schwier and Mrs. Howell. Special to the Okeechobee News Some older adults go back to school to train for a new post-retirement job. Others do it to improve their social lives. Whatever the reason, its a way to keep active and learn new skills. And, says the Association of Mature American Citizens, you can do it on a shoestring since many community colleges and colleges offer low-cost or no-cost programs for senior citizens. Dont be off-put by your age. You will have the advantage over your younger classmates. After all, youve been there and done that and they are new to the game. The main bene“ t of returning to the classroom for seniors is the sense of accomplishment they achieve. In addition, it will keep your brain active in your later years. Retired Americans go back to school The Battle of Okeechobee will be held on Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Okeechobee Battle Historic State Park. Battle re-enactments start each day at 2 p.m. Gates will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is $10 per car. For information visit www.okeechobeebattle“ eld.com. Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment planned

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M oose will host “ sh fryOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N .W. 36th St., invites you to join them Friday, S ept. 26, for a “ sh fry from 5 until 7 p.m. f or an $8 donation. Music will be provided f rom 7 until 10 p.m. Proceeds bene“ t Moose C harities. E agles offering steak dinnerThe Cypress Hut Eagles, 7401 U.S. 441 S .E., will offer choice 16 oz. ribeye steak and s eafood dinners Friday, Sept. 26 starting at 5 :30 p.m. New to the menu will be a 12 oz. s irloin steak. Entertainment will be provided b y Martin Music. Saturday is game day from 2 until 5 p.m. and the Auxiliary dinner, with H ard Country providing the music. Sunday is f ried chicken by the Eagle Riders from 2 until 6 p.m. Monday is sloppy joes and Tuesday i s the weekly dart tournament with burgers b eing served. Call 863-467-1154 for informat ion. E agles serving steak dinnerThe Fraternal Order Of Eagles, 9985 N. U .S. 441, will host a steak dinner Friday, S ept. 26 from 6 until 9 p.m. with 16 oz. rib e ye steak served with garlic bread, baked p otato, salad and dessert. Entertainment will b e provided by Gerry Harmon from 7 until 11 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2552. B ene“ t for Reece Lopez setA bene“ t will be held for Reece Lopez on F riday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. T here will be pulled pork sandwich dinners f or a donation of $10. There will be drawi ngs and more. For information, pick up or d elivery, call Kat at 863-697-2426 or Jen at 8 63-633-8557. C raft Fair fundraiser slatedThere will be another fundraiser at O keechobee Presbyterian Church Fellows hip Hall, 312 N. Parrott Ave., Friday and S aturday, Sept. 26 & 27 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.Softball sign ups end Sept. 26The fall adult softball registration deadline i s Sept. 26 Registrations are being taken at t he Parks and Rec Of“ ce, 1718 N.W. Ninth A ve. The “ rst game has been scheduled for O ct. 6. For information, check out their Faceb ook page or call 863-763-6950. E astern Star hosting dinnerOkeechobee Chapter #128 Order of the E astern Star will host a country fried steak d inner Friday, Sept. 26, at the Okeechobee M asonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Dinner w ill be served from 4 until 7 p.m. For tickets, c ontact Karen Saucier at 863-467-6721 or K ip Gardner at 863-357-0427.Blood donations neededCommunity volunteers are needed to help save lives by donating blood: € Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28 at Walmart from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.Elk Lodge offers BBQ dinnerOkeechobee Elk Lodge #2871, meeting at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., invites you to join them Saturday, Sept. 27 for dinner. The dinner includes barbecue chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad and rolls for a $10 donation. Eat in and take out are available. There will be no delivery charge on orders of “ ve dinners or more. For information, call Jim at 315-778-7407.R.C. swap meet plannedThe Okeechobee Model Airplane Club and the Okeechobee R.C. Racing Club are jointly sponsoring a parking lot swap meet Saturday, Sept. 27 at Big Lake Hobbies, 110 S.W. 14th St., for anything that is radio controlled. Sellers are expected to arrive by 8 a.m. and stay most of the morning. This is a free event, so if you have anything thats radio controlled to sell, bring it. If you are looking to get into radio control sports this is a great opportunity to get some good deals to get you started. Members of both clubs will be on hand to answer questions and introduce you to the hobby. For information, call 863-357-3592.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.V.F.W. Post offering breakfastBuckhead Ridge V.F.W. Post 9528, 29012 E. S.R. 78, is open to the public for the following activities: Sunday, Sept. 28 breakfast from 8:30 until 11 a.m. plus $1 bloody marys, screwdrivers and drafts. Then its “ ve-card bingo at 5 p.m. Dinner is available for a $6 donation on Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m. It will be hosted by the ladies auxiliary. Thursday bingo and food starts at 1 p.m. Friday night dinner features pork loin, “ sh and shrimp for a $7 to $8 donation. Live music will be offered from 6 until 11 p.m. All proceeds bene“ t veterans programs and their families. Call 843-467-2882 for details.Legion has Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Sunday night bingo on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. 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.Family workshop scheduledThe Florida Department of Education will host a family engagement workshop Monday, Sept. 29, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Yearling Middle School, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, entitled The Perfect Brainstorm in 3-D.Ž This interactive workshop will inspire students, parents and community members to get excited about, and involved with, The Florida Standards. The 3-D workshop will explain why the standards are bene“ cial to all Floridians, and teach families speci“ c age-appropriate activities to support learning at home. Parents and kids of all ages are encouraged to attend. For information, call 863-462-5056.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.Healthy Start board to meetThe Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. in 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 863462-5877.Five wishes workshop slatedA “ ve wishes workshop will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. and again on Dec. 4 at the Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St. The “ ve wishes is a brochure/ check list which explains what an individual should do with regard to the “ ve wishes in case of serious illness. For information, call Carolyn Thomas at 863-467-8644.IRSC site of 2014-15 sessionsThe Fielden Institute at IRSC is now accepting registration for the 2014-15 session offerings. Among the new offerings, members can look forward to discussion groups and class offerings on topics such as computers, photography, writing, gardening, creativity and local history to name a few. The Institute is a program of the IRSC Foundation and is designed to serve men and women age 50 or older who are interested in returning to the college classroom to learn -simply for the joy of learning. 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, 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. Reservations are not required. Music will be provided from 5 until 8 p.m. All proceeds bene“ t Shrine charities. For information on the activities o f the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact: Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427; Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200; or, the Shrine Club at 863763-3378.Womens health luncheon setRaulerson Hospital will host a Womens Health luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 8, at IRSC Williamson Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and 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 Medicaid and assigned to a certain insurance plan or physician, you have only a few weeks left to make a change. Otherwise, you may not be able to change your plan for one year. The number to call is 877-711-3662; or visit www.” medicaidmanagedcare.com, You should act before Oct. 31 For local assistance, call the Dr. Fred Brown Childrens Health Center at 863-763-1951 and ask for a health bene“ ts counselor.Quilt, Craft Bazaar to be heldThe Quilters of Peace Lutheran Church are planning their Quilt and Craft Bazaar for Saturday, Nov. 15 in the Fellowship Hall, 750 N.W. 23rd Street. A limited number o f tables are available for craft vendors from the community, $10. There will be all kinds of crafts, quilts, lunch, a huge bake sale and a white elephant sale. To reserve a table or for information, call Dottie Allen at 863-8018100.Habitat of“ ce has movedHabitat for Humanity has moved from the Trading Post Flea Market to a new building at 1321 S.R. 70 E. -across from Race Trac convenience store. They are accepting donations of household items, furniture and decorative items but no clothing. They plan to open the store in October. For information or for pick up or drop off information, call Diane at 863-634-1686. 6 Okeechobee News September 26, 2014 C ommunity Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

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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 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 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. 7 Okeechobee News September 26, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Sheriff Paul May said Wednesday his of“ ce will not change its policy regarding w hen a deputy should operate his/her patrol unit with its blue emergency lights and siren activated. That statement comes on the heels of a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report released Sept. 23 in which a former deputy w as blamed for causing a 2013 accident in w hich two local women were killed. That report stated then-Deputy Joseph Gracie was on his way to a domestic violence call at speeds topping 90 mph without his blue lights or siren on when the crash occurred in front of McDonalds restaurant, 401 Park St. FHP Trooper Corporal Mark Zook indicated in his report the former Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) deputy will be issued three citations „ two for careless driving causing death, and one for failing to utilize the emergency equipment on his patrol unit to warn other traf“ c. The latter citation is based on Florida state statute 316.126, which states when an authorized vehicle is on its way to an emergency ... it shall warn all other vehicular traf“ c along the emergency route by an audible signal, siren, exhaust whistle or other adequate device or by a visible signal by the use of displayed blue or red lights.Ž Killed in that Dec. 1, 2013, crash were Elizabeth Arellano Renteria, 21, and Hilda Marisol Medrano, 21. A back seat passenger in Ms. Renterias 2000 Ford Focus was Isamar Sanchez Jaimes, who was 20 at the time. Although severely injured, Ms. Jaimes did survive. According to the FHP probe Ms. Renteria was eastbound and attempting a left-hand turn into the restaurant from the inside lane of the four-lane highway when the crash occurred. Gracie, followed by fellow deputies William Jolly and Matt Crawford, was westbound on Park Street. OCSO Deputy Megan Holroyd was answering the domestic violence call, and the three other deputies were responding as backup since one of the persons involved in that domestic situation was armed. Sheriff May said his agencys policy states that when a deputy is dispatched to a call his/ her supervisor „ whether it be a sergeant or corporal „ will decide if the deputy is to run with their blue lights and siren activated. This decision will be based on whatever the situation dictates.Ž If no sergeant or corporal is available, the deputy can use their own discretion,Ž he added. Apparently, this crash occurred before Gracie had spoken with his supervisor. But, can a deputy responding as backup to a call run with their blue lights and siren activated? Yes,Ž Sheriff May, but certainly not at the speed he (Gracie) was driving. Just because your blue lights and siren are on doesnt mean you have to run at warp speed.Ž In that FHP report Cpl. Zook said Gracie, Deputy Jolly and Deputy Crawford, were all at the Race Trac convenience store/gas station, 1596 S.R. 70 E., when the domestic call came across their radios. That store, stated the trooper, is about .8 miles or 4,224 feet from the crash scene and it took Gracie about 43 seconds to travel that distance. About 1 second prior to impact, Gracie was traveling at a speed of 94 mph, stated Cpl. Zook. The report went on to estimate Gracies speed at impact to be 87 mph. Gracie, now 47, was forced to retire because his injuries were so severe he could no longer work as a law enforcement of“ cer. He and his family have moved out o f state. Sheriff May did not comment on the accident itself on the advice of counsel. He said hes been told lawsuits will possibly be “ led against the sheriffs of“ ce. OCSO lights and siren policy wont change By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsDetective James Pickering has gathered up all the pieces and his burglary puzzle has now been put together with the arrest of a fourth suspect. The Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) investigator said earlier this w eek his investigation into the Aug. 14 burglary of a w omans N.E. Third Street home has been completed with the arrest of Charles Wayne Suarez, Suarez, 27, Brinkerhoff Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Friday, Sept. 19, on a felony charge of grand theft. He is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $35,000 bond. It just so happens that his father, Charles W ayne Suarez, 46, had been arrested a couple of weeks earlier for his part in the alleged burglary. He is charged with grand theft and burglary, and is being held on $185,000 bond. Two other local men „ Jamie Glenn Wilson and Joseph Paulshane Moore „ have been arrested for their alleged connection in the break-in. Wilson, 32, S.E. Second Street, is charged with burglary and grand theft. He is being held on $170,000 bond. Moore, 31, is charged with one count of grand theft and is being held on $20,000 bond. Detective Pickering explained the four men broke into the locked home while the woman was not at home, and took so many items the woman doesnt know what all is missing. They got, conservatively, $15,000 to $20,000 worth of items,Ž he said, in a prior interview. They took their time and made several trips. They went there two to three times.Ž Some of the items reportedly taken include: a commercial grade mixer/blender; a television; military medals, patches and chevrons; collector Barbie dolls; a barber chair; guitar; other kitchen equipment; ri” es; and, clothing that belonged to the womans dead husband.Ž The OCPD detective has recovered the mixer/blender, ri” es, barber chair, guitar and military medals. However, many of the items allegedly stolen have not been recovered. According to arrest reports the four men are all slated to appear in circuit court for their arraignments next month. Fourth suspect arrested in burglary case Charles Suarez By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsAn employee at the Okeechobee Correctional Institution (OCI) has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle cell phones into the facility. Denzel Martel Bivins, 21, Grand Concourse, Sebring, was arrested Monday, Sept. 22, on two felony counts of introduction of contraband into a state correctional facility. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $5,000. An arrest report by Deputy Ryane Ammons, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), stated two cell phones were found on Bivins when he was searched upon entering the prison. Bivins apparently was trying to hide them in his jacket. According to the report Deputy Ammons and OCSO Deputy Matt Crawford, along with OCI personnel, then searched a vehicle belonging to Bivins. During that search Deputy Ammons said he found three cell phones in the glove compartment, and seven more similar cell phones in the trunk. The report also indicated charging cables for the phones were found and seized. Deputy Crawfords K-9 Nero performed an exterior sniff of the vehicle and reportedly gave a positive alert. Deputy Crawford then started searching the vehicle and allegedly found a suspected marijuana cigarette. Deputy Ammons stated that cigarette was “ eld tested, and that test indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. The cigarette weighed .4 grams, added the deputy. Report: OCI employee caught with cell phones Denzel Bivins

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NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe City of Okeechobee has tentatively adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6:00. p.m. at City Hall, Council Chambers, Room 200 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974 9 Okeechobee News September 26, 2014 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) budget was back on the agenda at the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Thursday.Sheriff Paul May asked the board to authorize him to spend his collected due to monies to balance the “ scal year 2013/14 budget. These funds totalling $165,114.58 include revenue from senior meals, the prisoner incentive payments, Florida DOC, investigative fees, witness fees, “ ngerprints, crash reports, interest earned and other miscellaneous revenues. County Commission Chairman Frank Irby questioned why the sheriff needed to spend the additional funds, since the “ nance reports he has seen show the sheriffs of“ ce as operating within the approved 2013-14 budget of $13.7 million. The sheriff explained that the “ nancial report the chairman had did not show the encumbrances. He said they need to use the funds to cover cost overruns, primarily in medical expenses and fuel costs. We spent $90,000 over what we budgeted for hospital care for inmates,Ž he said. Chairman Irby asked if the sheriff was requesting a budget amendment. The sheriff balked at using that term. When I accepted the budget last year, I made it clear that you have my reserves,Ž said the sheriff. This request is to use my due to money instead of asking for reserves. My budget always included my reserves -the contingency in my budget,Ž he said. There was a time when I held a large amount of money in my reserves and I gave you a lot back. The law allows us to hold up to 10 percent contingency in our budget,Ž he said. We would never need that much, but it was there.Ž The budget that we had at $13.7 million was your approved budget,Ž said Chairman Irby. Minus the contingencies,Ž added the sheriff. In the future, the “ nancial reports from the sheriffs of“ ce will include the encumbrances, said OCSO Major Noel Stephen. The board voted 3-1 to approve the transfer of the requested funds, with Chairman Irby voting against it. Sheriff asks for $165,000 for cost overruns

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsThe Okeechobee Health Assessment Team w ere the featured speakers at the monthly meeting of the Okeechobee Community Collaborative Council Tuesday. Brian Sell of the Health Department said the team includes several organizations. Objectives are to decrease obesity which encourages more exercise and healthy diets. Another objective is improvement of access to healthy foods at schools and in the community through the Treasure Coast Food Bank. A third objective is more recreation. The team has encouraged a park with trails on Taylor Creek in the city. They also promoted DUI awareness and addressed the teen pregnancy prevention efforts in the community. This year they plan to improve mosquito surveillance and improve literacy and reading skills. The paws to read program involves trained dogs that help young kids with reading. They interact with the pet, work with the dogs, and improve self-esteem and learn responsibility. Hopefully this is something long term that w ill improve the health of our community,Ž he added. The council agreed to participate in another gift drive for Christmas for My Aunts House to assist needy families in Okeechobee. Cash donations, gift cards, clothes, toys and other items can be donated. Treasure Coast Food Bank wants to hold a food truck to assist needy families in Okeechobee next month. Agencies can certify clients to receive assistance. Fresh vegetables, meats, and dairy are often available. For more information, call 772-489-3034. The Healthy Start Coalition seeks donations for a yard sale. They accept items needed for expectant mothers and those with young children. The next meeting of the Juvenile Justice Council is Oct. 17 at 12 noon at Beef OBradys Restaurant. The Okeechobee Childrens Services Council continues to build support for the referendum on the November ballot. Post cards will be mailed to every registered voter, and The County Fair has agreed to put up a sign of support. They also have a Facebook page to promote what they are doing for the community. Raulerson Hospital will host a womens health luncheon on Oct. 8 at Indian River State College, Williamson Center at 11:30 a.m. They will also host a pumpkin patch on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. Marthas House Domestic Violence Shelter will partner with Breast Cancer Awareness in October to raise awareness about domestic violence. The agency serves 500 women and children annually in Okeechobee. An event will be held Friday, Oct. 3, at Scott Driver Boat Ramp similar to a candlelight vigil service to remember the victims of domestic violence. The event will begin at dusk. Jonathan Bean said the goal is to build awareness about the problem of domestic violence, which he compared to a womens public health issue. The Okeechobee County United Way hopes to raise $110,000 in their annual campaign this year. Sanford D. Kneer and Lois J. Kneer, of Okeechobee, Fla., celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary with family and friends. The Kneers were married on Sept. 26, 1940 in Ft. Madison, Iowa. The bride was the former Lois J. Kelley of Laura, Ill. Their children are Ronald Kneer and wife Nikki, Victor Kneer and wife Kaye, both of Okeechobee, Richard Kneer and wife Joyce, of Monmouth, Ill. They have six grandsons; one grandaughter; and nine great-grandchildren. Sanford retired from Letourneu Westinghouse (Wabco) in Peoria, Ill. LOIS J. KNEER ANNIVERSARY SANDFORD D. KNEER 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 26, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News Congratulations to Penrod Construction Company recently awarded the Economic Council of Okeechobee CARE Award, or Community Award Recognizing Enhancement, for renovations to their of“ ce located at 210 N.E. Third Ave. in the City of Okeechobee. The award was sponsored by CPA Tax Solutions, PLLC. About the buildingIn the beginning the condition of the structure was inadequate for their construction of“ ce needs. Remodeling the structure took “ ve months to complete and included custom moldings, granite counters, porcelain tile, custom furnishings, exterior paint, re“ nished driveway and parking areas, and new landscaping. Corey Penrod said, While the outside is nice to look at, the inside is what really gets complimented.Ž Penrod added that he believes the enhancements have helped his business, saying what was once an eyesore in the city is now a gorgeous building that draws attention.Ž The Economic Council of Okeechobee is proud to recognize Corey Penrod and Penrod Construction Company for their efforts to improve the appearance and quality of life in Okeechobee. Economic Council of Okeechobee CARE Award presented Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandra Pearce PhotographyPenrod Construction Company was recently awarded the Economic Council of Okeechobee CARE Award for renovations to their of“ ce located at 210 N.E. Third Ave. Left to right are Paula Younger, Christa Culbreth Luna, Corey Penrod, Desiree Penrod, Susan Giddings and Tara Minton Rowley. The award was sponsored by CPA Tax Solutions, PLLC. Health Assessment Team working to improve life in Okeechobee Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBrian Sell of the health department was the featured speaker at the monthly Community Collaborative Council meeting in Okeechobee.

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You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST BAPTIST Join us for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern Gospel favorites, and piano and bass duets on th St. (approx. 6 miles north on 441)www.nbc-okeechobee.orgRev. Richard GilesSunday at 10:45am and 6pm., with Sunday School at 9:45am and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6pm. EPISCOPAL Advertise your church events or services here!Call 863.763.3134 today to inquire about pricing CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 9 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at churchofoursaviourokeechobee.org200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 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 12 Okeechobee News September 26, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsAngel Garcia rushed for 104 yards and one touchdown and the Brahman defense held Sebastian River to only “ ve “ rst downs as the junior varsity squad toppled their visitors 22-6 W ednesday night at OHS. The JV had to wait about 45 minutes to start the game due to a late-arriving bus from Indian River County and overcame a sluggish offensive performance to win for the second time this year. Demetrius Clarke picked off a short pass by Sharks quarterback Darian Archer at the OHS 16-yard line and returned it almost untouched for the only score of the “ rst half. I just saw the offensive line was pass blocking and looked for the receiver and w atched the quarterback and the ball happened to land in my hands and I just took it,Ž he said. The offense got untracked in the third quarter as quarterback Janavise Futch broke loose for a 52-yard touchdown run. Garcia capped off the game with strong runs on a 63-yard drive in the “ nal six minutes. His 18-yard touchdown run sealed the v ictory for Okeechobee. It feels real good. My legs werent stopping. I push my hardest but I couldnt have done anything without the offensive line,Ž he explained. Joe Walters had a scooped up a fumble and ran 55-yards in the third quarter for the Sharks only touchdown. Derrell Simmons had an interception and a 30-yard reception for Sebastian. A 39-yard touchdown run by Malcolm Chambers of OHS was called back by a penalty. Brahman coach Joseph Smith said the entire team did everything they were asked to do and he used the analogy of changing from a caterpillar to a butter” y to reach his team this week. We told them to leave it all on the “ eld, empty the tank and become a new creation and a new player. Everything you saw on the “ eld was already in those guys,Ž he said. Smith said due to early release and rain the team wasnt able to have a full practice this week. They still included some new offensive plays known as the zone read and the team responded well. Angel kind of put the team on his shoulders, hes an upper classman and we expect that from him. It was a great game and de“ nitely one that was fun to watch,Ž Smith added. Garcia paces OHS JV in grid win Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESStudents learn about Cyber SafetyOn Tuesday, Sept. 23, Central Elementary third graders were taught lessons on Cyber Safety by Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce Deputy John Fisher. The students had fun and learned a lot about internet safety. Special to the Okeechobee NewsWEST PALM BEACH „ Ten venomous reptiles are now in a safe facility after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) removed them from a man who w asnt licensed to possess them. FWC investigators charged Brian Buchkowski, 28, of West Palm Beach with unlawful possession of the venomous reptiles and several other related violations. The snakes w ere being kept in unsafe containers, were not properly labeled, and he did not have the required bite protocol in place. Each violation is a misdemeanor charge and punishable by up to $500 in “ nes and up to 60 days in jail. The animals „ “ ve copperheads, three monocled cobras, a black and white spitting cobra and a white-lipped pit viper „ were seized and placed with a licensed individual. Removing these reptiles was important to protect public safety and the well-being of the animals,Ž said Lt. Chris Harris, a supervisor in the FWCs West Palm Beach of“ ce. There are important captive wildlife rules that need to be followed, particularly where venomous reptiles are concerned. Were fortunate no one was hurt and we were able to get them to a safe facility where they will be well cared for.Ž For more information on how to properly possess captive wildlife in Florida, visit MyFWC.com/Wildlife and select Captive Wildlife.Ž To report known or suspected violations, call 888-404-3922 or text Tip@MyFWC.com. FWC con“ scates venomous reptiles

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ORTHOPAEDICS By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi“ cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at w ork for our patients in Okeechobee.and killing of tumor.Ž What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to “ ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of“ ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of“ ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. FAMILY MEDICINE Hablamos Espaol Same Day Appointments Aliated with Raulerson Hospital RaulersonPrimaryCare.com 202 NE 2nd Avenue € Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 We Treat Kids Too!Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m.(863) 467-2159 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansFamily Physician € Pediatrics Physicals € Family Care & Medicine Womens Health € Well-child visits Welcome to Medicare visits CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day!Ž RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Benjamin Epstein, D.O.Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. We Treat Kids Too!Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: € Total Hip and Knee Replacements € Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine € Pediatric Orthopedics € Work Related injuries GYNECOLOGY 1713 Hwy 441 N. Suite F, Okeechobee, FL Caring Evaluation and Treatment of Women’s Health IssuesD. J B• Laparoscopy Hysterectomy • Urogynecology • Pelvic Prolapse • Minimally Invasive Surgery • Infertility • Hysteroscopy • Menstrual Abnormalities • Endometriosis • Urinary Incontinence • Loss of Libido • Sterilization • Menopausal Disorders Accepting New Patients863-763-8000RaulersonGyn.com thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking 13 Okeechobee News September 26, 2014

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REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: € Adult & Pediatric Urology € Bladder & Kidney Infections € Impotence/Implants € No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Available Now!The 2013 – 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com 14 Okeechobee News September 26, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News€ The Okeechobee High school Lady Brahman volleyball team matched up against some of the best teams in South Florida this past weekend at the East Coast Challenge at Martin County. Okeechobee defeated familiar opponent South Fork, 25-23, 18-25 and 15-13 but lost to Park Vista 25-15, 17-25 and 9-15, Lake Worth Christian, 14-25 and 18-25, Martin County 14-25 and 9-25 and Vero Beach 23-25 and 16-25. Okeechobee reached the championship round of the copper bracket against Park Vista. € The Okeechobee Youth Football League earned forfeit victories Saturday w hen the Four Corners Bucs failed to show up for a slate of games at Okeechobee High School. The Brahmans travel to Lake Wales for “ ve games this Saturday. The Okeechobee Wildcats were scheduled to play at least two games this Saturday in youth football action in the Tri County Athletic League starting at 10 a.m. at the soccer “ elds across from North Elementary School. € The OHS Brahman boys cross country team had a strong fourth place performance this past weekend at the Cobra Invitational in Boca Raton. The Brahmans ran well together as only 1:03 separated the Brahmans top runner Emmanuel Gaona from the “ fth place “ nisher Ramon Liberato. Garcia “ nished 29th overall with a time of 19:21, Lucas Penido w as 31st at 19:27, Brendan Patterson, 32nd at 19:29, and Isaac Garcia 37th at 19:46. The girls squad “ nished 11th out of 17 teams with a nice effort by the team leaders. A lexis Muller “ nished 37th overall at 24:39, Charleigh Heater “ nished in 50th place at 25:47, and Carrie Wharin 67th at 26:58. Coach A.J. Mayernik said he felt the boys were impressive and that both teams started to make waves at the event. I think the girls are learning to develop team chemistry,Ž said the coach. I think all of the teams have been working hard with energy and enthusiasm and are continuing to exude Brahman pride.Ž The boys junior varsity “ nished second out of eight teams at the event. Victor Nunez was third overall with a time of 19:59. Victor Gaona took ninth place and Adrian Hernandez “ nished in 10th place overall. € Rain played havoc on the sports schedule Tuesday as the swim meet scheduled against John Carroll and Pine Creek was postponed in Okeechobee. A makeup date was not immediately set. € The Lady Brahman golf team was also washed out for the second straight day on the Treasure Coast at the Saints Country Club in Port St. Lucie. € The Lady Brahman bowling team played a strong match in a (7-0) shutout of Jensen Beach at home on Monday. Jessica Olney rolled a high game of 170 and a 335 series to lead OHS. Heather Chandler rolled a 256 series to lead Jensen Beach. Coach Carole Olney said the visiting players are trying to adjust to the lanes which are slower than they are used to on the Treasure Coast. The Brahman boys fell 5-2 to Jensen Beach. Brian Chapman had a high game of 232 and a 387 series for OHS. Phil Smith and Mike Hamon had 200 games for Jensen Beach. Smith rolled a 376 series. On Tuesday at South Fork the Lady Brahmans continued to cruise with another (7-0) victory. Jessica Olney had a high game of 184 and a 363 series. Jordan Wiggers led South Fork with a high game of 185 and a 352 series. The Brahman boys fell to South Fork 6-1. Chapman had a high game of 224 and a 398 series. Cody Snyder led the Bulldogs with a high game of 248 and a 498 series. Olney said the girls won despite missing several spares. She said while the boys team had a lot of strikes they also had too many open frames to win. The bowling teams host Port St. Lucie on Oct. 2 at 3:30 p.m. € The makeup date for the Yearling at Osceola soccer match was set for Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m. Jupiter won the girls title while John I Leonard took the boys crown this year. This Saturday the cross country team competes at the Fleet Feet Invitational at South Fork High School. € OHS Lady Brahman golf had a rough week with back-to-back rainouts on Monday in Martin County and Tuesday in Port St. Lucie. € The boys swim team defeated Sebring 205-196 and the girls fell 218-187. Highlights for the girls team included Aubrie Reister who won the girls 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle, Christina Orender who won the 50-yard freestyle race and the 100-yard butter” y, and the victorious 200-yard freestyle relay team of Orender, Megan Bolan, Jacqueline Orender and Reister. The 400-yard freestyle relay team also prevailed behind Orender, Morgan Bolan, Hunter Bosworth and Reister. Highlights for the Brahman boys team included Michael Muros who won the 200yard freestyle, William Castillo who took the 100-yard butter” y, Nathaneal Bean who won the 500-yard freestyle and Cameron Whitloc k who took the 100-yard backstroke. The 200yard freestyle relay team of Castillo, Ryan Daniel, Muros and Bean took “ rst place. Also victorious was the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Castillo, Daniel, Bean and Muros. € The Yearling Middle School soccer team defeated Gifford in a recent match 3-1 to remain unbeaten on the season. Coach Eric k Rios said the match was intense for several minutes and was competitive throughout. The team has struggled getting matches in due to rain and thunderstorms. Five of the “ rst seven matches of the year have been postponed. David Solorzano scored the winning goal against Gifford. The Dolphins got a goal from a penalty kick. Yearling will make up a match with Sebastian on Oct. 16 and with Osceola on Oct. 13. The match Wednesday with Storm Grove was also postponed. Volleyball was also postponed. Pemayetv Emahakv defeated the Moore Haven junior varsity squad 25-5 and 25-6 on Wednesday. Aleina Micco led the way with nine services aces and two kills. Julia Smith had nine aces and one kill. Jacee Jumper had three aces. € The Osceola v olleyball team defeated Sebastian Middle School 25-14 and 25-16. Ashley Snyder had two aces, two assists and three kills. Delany Jones had one assist and four aces. Mattie Garcia had four aces and one dig. Aubrie Hataway had one dig, one ace and two kills. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief

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PRESSURE WASHING, PAINTING, ROOF COATING AND SOME TREE TRIMMING CALL 863-447-6637 LIC#7272 Employment Full TimeCITY OF OKEECHOBEE Now Hiring ACCOUNTS CLERK cityofokeechobee.com See website for application & job description Applications also available at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Rm 100, Okeechobee, FL 34974, 863-763-3372 ext. 215. Applications accepted until position is lled, strongly encouraged to apply by Friday, October 3, 2014. Successful candidates are required to pass a pre-employment physical. EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP 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. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full Time Please fax your resum to 863.763.7874 or apply online at www.walpoleinc.com Walpole Inc is looking for a Warranty Administrator. The goal of this position is to assist our shop personnel with processing manufacturer warranty claims and assisting in all of our daily service needs and operations. Primary Responsibilities:€ Checking, verifying, and processing vehicle warranty repair claims, and following the receipt of payment from the manufacturer. € Responsible for making sure that all of the relevant and pertinent information for each claim is provided by the responsible parties involved.JOB REQUIREMENTS€ Outstanding communication, Critical thinking, time management, organization skills € Detail Orientated € Pro“cient in Microsoft Applications € Professional appearance and work ethic € Great attitude with a high-energy personality € Superior customer service skills € Warranty administrator experience is preferred, but a strong working knowledge of service management will be considered. € Associates Degree Preferred Shop here first! The classified ads Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full Time NOW HIRING LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Donnie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP• minimum of 2 years driving experience • clean driving record Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full Time NOW HIRING CDLA DRIVERS for Full-Time MILK HAULER positions in OKEECHOBEE, FL! $15 per hour, plus BENEFITS! Drivers must have 2 recent years of exp, valid CDL-A, and acceptable MVR. For details, call (800) 598-7866. Download application online at www.southeast milk.org Fax to: (352)307-0499 EEO & Drug Free Workplace Employment Part TimePart-time Cook needed for Chuck Wagon. Must have Florida Food Handler Certi cation Call 863-451-1319 for more information. 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 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Miscellaneous3,800 sq ft Thrift Store Contents, Merchandise ONLY, Open your store tomorrow or Flea Market! $4,000 for all (561)346-4692 FOR SALE (2)CHEST FREEZERS, SEVERAL SOFA BEDS AND MISC BATH FIXTURES CALL FOR PRICES AND MORE INFO 863-763-6100 INVESTOR NEEDED to re nance balloon mortgage. Investment property bought in 2005. M/H & RV Park on 3 acres + have 3 ac. heavy comm. property. Properties off Hwy 70. Call 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 SewingMachinesSewing Machine Store closing: Selling Everything!! Call 863-292-6033 for more information. Farm ProduceFresh Michigan Apples. $25 per 23 lb box/$13 1/2 box. Sales bene t the Okeechobee Adventist Christian School. Order before October 3. (863)610-1291 How fast can your car go? 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Farm ProduceFresh Michigan Apples. $25 per 23 lb box/$13 1/2 box. Sales bene t the Okeechobee Adventist Christian School. Order before October 3. (863)610-1291 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 FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS IN THE CITY OR KINGS BAY STARTING AT $700.00 PER MONTH, WITH LAWN AND GARBAGE INCLUDED, NO PETS OVER 5LBS, MORE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 863-634-8331 2BD/1BA APARTMENT IN TOWN, WALKING DISTANCE TO STORES. NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURITY $600.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 Furnished Ef ciency In quiet neighborhood. Short term only. 3 night minimum. Call (863)623-4413 KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs 2br, 1ba, Tiled oors. Includes Water. $700 month + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128 NW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $700. 1st, last & $500 security. Shown only 11am-6pm 561-346-1642. OKEECHOBEE 1/1, New oor covering, clean, furnished, cable, Wi-Fi, elec, satellite W/D included, fenced yard, small pet okay. $600/mo plus sec (863)467-1950 TOWNCENTER APTS. 2 br./1 1/2 ba. Apts. Move-In Special 50% off 1st month Rent! 863-763-8878 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Commercial Property4,800 sq ft CBS w/ 2br1ba Loft apt, Lrg garg doors, secure fenced yard. Live in or rent apt. Off of hwy 70 $2,200/mo (561)346-4692 Condos/Townhouses RentOAK LAKE VILLA 2/2 $700 A MONTH AVAILABLE OCT. CALL 863-763-4831 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 Large, clean, 4bd, 2 story home, 2800sq.ft. under air (built in 2006) 2bath + on suite, double car garage, screened porch, large fenced yard, new appliances, large kitchen. $1250/mo + sec. depCall: (863)467-9250 or (519)746-4844 or dhmcara@hotmail.com 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. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet ok. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 941-504-3954 Okeechobee CHARMING, CLEAN & WELL KEPT 3/2 updated, 12 mile NE of town center, lawn, pest, trash & water included. $675.00 per month. Call M-F only. NO PETS. 863.467.9800 On Rim Canal Newly renovated Brick Home. 3br./2 1/2 ba. 1 garage. Boat dock & deck. $895mo. 772-359-1640 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 Office Space RentCORNER OFFICE 2,500 SQ FT, WATER-SEWERDUMPSTER INCLUDED, 2 MONTH’S FREE RENT, CALL 863-634-7994 FOR DETAILS. Commercial Property SaleM/H & RV Park on 3 acres (9 rentals & 3 homes). Also have 3 ac. heavy comm. property. Properties off Hwy 70. Call 561-346-4692. Houses Sale3BD/1BA NEED TO SELL ASAP! IN OKEECHOBEE 25K OFF RETAIL VALUE! CALL 917-216-3617 Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA NICE KITCHEN AND LIVING ROOM, LARGE YARD. ON 2.5 ACRES $500.00/MO. CALL 954-752-6184 DWMH 3BD/2BA, FRESHLY PAINTED, PAY OWN ELECTRIC. $750.00 MO AND $500.00 SECURITY CALL 863-697-0214 FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. Office Space Rent One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 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/RVsWanted 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 HONDA HELIX TRIKE, GREAT FUN AND PERFECT FOR SCOOTING AROUND TOWN. NEEDS NOTHING $3350 O.B.O. CALL 863-467-2910 Automobiles2001 BMW 330CI, BLACK, HAS 111,000 MILES, RUNS GREAT GARAGE KEPT, CLEAN CARFAX $6,500.00 CALL 863-801-5359 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Classic Cars1948 CHEVY COUPE STREET ROD, 350 CRATE MOTOR, 350 TRANSMISSION, P/W P/P, P/S, A/C, REMOTE ENTRY $35,000 O.B.O. CALL MARVIN 1-904-282-3297 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Public NoticeNOTICE The Value Adjustment Board of Okeechobee County will convene its Annual Organizational Meeting on Tuesday October 7, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record must include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Commissioner Joey Hoover, Chairman Value Adjustment Board Sharon Robertson, Clerk Value Adjustment Board 467431 ON 9/26/2014 NOTICE OF PROCUREMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES -REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) CONSTRUCTION MANAGER Pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the State of Florida Consultants’ Competitive Negotiations Act and the State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF), the DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE will consider the contracting of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (CM) for providing professional services for the following construction project: REMODEL OF THE FORMER FAU BUILDINGS Located at the IRSC Pruitt Campus 500 N.W. California Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 This project will consist of working with the project architect/engineer team in the design phase, including value-engineering, the development of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) and construction services for the remodel of portions of the three (3) former FAU Buildings. Business entities interested in providing construction management services for the Indian River State College (IRSC) Project(s) are hereby noti ed that their “Statement of Quali cations” submittals must be received in the IRSC Facilities & Sustainability Of ce at 3209 Virginia Avenue, Building “S”, Room 233, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596 by the DEADLINE DATE OF FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. Submittal requirements are one (1) original and ve (5) copies. Instructions for completion and submission of the Construction Management “Statement of Quali cations” may be obtained at the IRSC Facilities & Sustainability Of ce, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Building “S”, Room 233, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596; or preferably by e-mailing your request to tlynch@irsc.edu or calling the Facilities Planning Of ce at 772-462-7360. IRSC reserves the right to waive any informality in the selection process and to reject any or all Statement of Quali cations. 466971 ON 9/12,19,26/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD116 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1652 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: LOT G TRACT 10 WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 10 SECTION 34 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-34-34-33-0A00-00010-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JAZMINE K PRICE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 30th day of October, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 467197 ON 9/19,26 & 10/3,10/2014 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS AND REGULAR MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL OWNERS OF LANDS LOCATED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THAT, PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, A MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014 AT 9:00 A.M. AT THE ADMINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE, LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES: 1. ELECT ONE SUPERVISOR; 2. RECEIVING ANNUAL REPORTS AND TAKING SUCH ACTION WITH RESPECT THERETO AS THE LANDOWNERS MAY DETERMINE; AND 3. TRANSACTING SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE BOARD. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A BOARD OF SUPERVISOR MEETING AT 9:30 A.M. A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICE BY CALLING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. DOROTHY M. MILES CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863) 763-4601 OR (863) 447-1015 467273 ON 9/19,26/2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD115 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that DELANE REX LINEBERRY the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3425 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: THE EAST ONE HALF E1/2 OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY COMMENCING AT THE QUARTER SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST ALONG THE QUARTER SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1918.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 396.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 396.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 396.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING LYING IN & COMPRISING A PART OF THE SOUTH ONE-HALF S1/2 OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOT 20F OF AN UNRECORDED PLAT KNOWN AS FOUR SEASONS ESTATES 1.00 ACRE 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-020F Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: AMPARO BARTRA GUSTAVO A BARTRA Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 16th day of October, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466998 ON 9/5,12,19,26/2014 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 10th 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 2013 CHEV SONIC LT 1G1JC6SB7D4255927 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. 467454 ON 9/26/2014 Public Notice 16 Okeechobee News September 26, 2014 READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Heritage-Palm Bay might have graduated a lot of players from a team that won 13 games in a row last year, but they appear to have reloaded with their sights set on another deep playoff run. The young Brahmans know they will be overmatched on paper this week, but still are eager to test their mettle against a top team. Okeechobees offense “ nally got something going last week with over 360 total yards and 28 points. While the team continued to struggle in the passing game, the running game “ nally clicked with several big plays, including runs of 55 and 39 yards from the line of scrimmage. OHS coach Chris Branham said the team put in a great effort last week to get their “ rst win. He praised the senior leaders on the team and he noted his team never wavered despite the adversity they faced. Im so proud of the kids, they took a lot of steps in terms of maturity and it took every player on the “ eld for us to be a success,Ž he noted. Key players for the Panthers include running backs Josh Gaines has rushed for 429 yards and is averaging, 9.8 yards per rush. Lasedric k King has rushed for 239 yards and is averaging 7.7 yards per carry. As a team, the Panthers have rushed for 912 yards and eight touchdowns but have thrown for only 176 yards in the “ rst three outings. They have employed three quarterbacks, Daeshawn Mills, Johnie Wainscott and Gaines. Davonte Bartley leads the defense with 26 tackles. Trey Reid leads the team with four sacks. Branham said the Panthers defense attacks the football. He said they have several players who get after it 100 percent of the time. They lost 15 players to graduation but they are still a very good football team. They are not what they were last year. We must play to our ability and if we do, they better pack their lunch because I feel we can compete,Ž he added. Another key to the game will be Okeechobees abilit y to stop Gaines and King running the football. Gaines will play running back, quarterback, and even wide receiver and will get the ball the majority of the time. Hes as special a player as Okeechobee will see this year. He is a great high school back and they go to the enth degree to get him the football,Ž he added. On the injury list, Okeechobee returns Cornelius Horton from a shoulder injury. Caleb Smith also returns from concussiontype symptoms. Alex Garcia is out for the season with a knee injury. Drayton Billie may be limited due to ” u symptoms. Juanyae Ford will miss the game due to a severely sprained ankle. Heritage opened the season with a 17-14 loss to Palm Bay, then rebounded to defeat Rockledge 27-10 and Jensen Beach 34-7. Okeechobee lost to Glades Day, 6-0, Sebring, 30-13, and Martin County, 10-3, before last weeks 28-21 victory at Westwood. The kickoff tonight is at 7 p.m. There is a charge for parking and admission. For the game story, see the link on the Okeechobee News Facebook page. Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2014TD114 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 3421 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA ALSO KNOWN AS LOTS 120D 103D 106D AND 107D ON THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AND BEING FURTHER BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE SW CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17 THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 57 MIN 33 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF SW 2ND AVENUE THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 3208.32 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY OF NW 3RD STREET THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING LESS & EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER OF THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST ALONG THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 662.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 600.00 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA ALSO KNOWN AS LOTS 106D AND 107D FOUR SEASONS ESTATES AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION 1-17-37-36-0A00-00003-102D Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 16th day of October, 2014. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 466997 ON 9/5,12,19,26/2014 Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2014-CP-153 JUDGE: GARY L. SWEET IN RE: Estate of WILMA MARIE KNOPP, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Formal Administration The administration of the Estate of WILMA MARIE KNOPP, Deceased, whose date of death was July 13,2014, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-1354, Case Number 2014-CP-153 is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 125, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative’s attorney are set forth below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedent’s estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidated, you must le your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with the Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT’S DEATH. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is: 9-19-2014. CHARLENE MARIE KEEFER Personal Representative 2201 SE 29th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 Law Of ce Of CASSELS & McCALL JOHN D. CASSELS, JR Attorney for Personal Representative FBN: 0261521 Post Of ce Box 968 Okeechobee, FL 34973-0968 (863) 763-3131 jdc@legal-one.com pleadings@legal-one.com 467266 ON 9/19,26/2014 17 Okeechobee News September 26, 2014 ACROSS 1 DraculaŽ author Stoker 5 + or particles 9 Ocean movements 14 Wine city near Sacramento 15 The Bridge on the River __Ž: 1957 film 16 Step __!Ž: Out of my way!Ž 17 Goes on to say 18 Pizzazz 19 Trademarked copy 20 Runner on a corridor floor 23 Derisive expression 24 Harbor structure 25 Public health agcy. 28 Brake part 31 Actress Loren 33 Sunscreen letters 36 Twenty-one-gun show of respect 39 Multi-vol. references 40 Runner in a long race 43 Steam-emitting appliance 44 __ FidelesŽ: carol 45 Qt. halves 46 Dry twigs for a fire 48 Old Russian ruler 50 DDEs predecessor 51 Eye protector 54 Stillers comedy partner 58 Runner in a nursery 62 Sheikhdom of song 64 Sunburn soother 65 Golden Fleece ship 66 Access Facebook, say 67 Prefix with bucks 68 Vitamin __: PABA 69 Noisy migratory birds 70 Subtle call for attention 71 Satisfy to the hilt DOWN 1 Slight depression, with theŽ 2 50s sci-fi monster 3 Confuse 4 Gave false clues to, e.g. 5 Swedish furniture chain 6 Big-eyed 7 Civil rights org. 8 Mount climbed by Moses 9 Many an H&R Block employee 10 Its clear nowŽ 11 Very inexpensive 12 Old name for Tokyo 13 Male or female 21 What a cuff may cover 22 Is indignant about 26 Failed to 27 Lets the lure fly 29 Desertlike 30 Bumbling sort 32 __ ejemplo: Juans for exampleŽ 33 Patti of punk rock 34 City on the Seine 35 Where the major headlines are 37 A, in Arles 38 Diagnostic aid 41 Whats more ...Ž 42 Tigers and Cubs 47 Comical Boosler 49 Fixes up, as a fixer-upper 52 Snail-mail attachment 53 Putters targets 55 Primary artery 56 Name synonymous withsynonyms57 More than apologize 59 Debt-laden corp. takeovers 60 Clouds (up) 61 Accomplishment 62 Calc. prerequisite 63 Fish delicacy By Bruce Venzke and Gail Grabowski (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC06/24/1406/24/14ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewisxwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle Brahmans hosting Heritage Panthers Help for vets is available Betsy Grinslade, the county Veterans Service of“ cer, is accredited with the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, American Legion, VFW and DAV and has been working in this capacity since October 1999. The of“ ce is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The of“ ce closes at 12:30 p.m. for lunch. The County Veterans Service Of“ ce is located in the old courthouse at 304 N.W. Second St. The phone number is 863763-6441, ext 5. If you have any questions about VA bene“ ts for veterans, widows, and/or family members, contact Betsy Grinslade for assistance.B.R.A.T. needs volunteersBuilding Relationships Among Teens (B.R.A.T.) Club in Okeechobee is looking for volunteers. If you are over the age of 21, and a fun-loving and energetic person, we want you! Come help at various youth events. Contact Tammi Kelly at 772-708-6764.

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R E D 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 buildable lot partial fenced. $5,900 MLS # 207132 on Hwy 441 N ners Gables buildable Lot (SE 39th Terr) $6,000 MLS #208198 of commercial property on the Rim Canal $1,500,000 MLS #207408 Ranch $15,000 MLS# 207998 $79,000 MLS # 207817 $11,000 MLS # 207811 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! 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 19 Okeechobee News September 26, 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 Se p te mb er 26, 20 1 4