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Friday, October 3, 2014 50¢ plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 119 15.39 feetLast Year: 15.88 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Minimal regatta Saturday ... Page 9 Another student caught with pot ... Page 12 Local city and county seats, Governors race and medical marijuana on November ballotOkeechobee County voters will go the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The deadline to register to vote in the November general election is Oct. 6. Voters can start the registration process online at www.voteokeechobee.com or go to the of“ ce in the Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. Absentee ballots can also be requested online. Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 20, and ends Saturday, Nov. 1, with voting at the Elections Of“ ce, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For information, call 863-763-4014. In the Okeechobee County Commission district 4 race, Republican Terry Wayne Burroughs will face Denicrat Tommy Clay. The incumbent, Joey Hoover, was defeated in the primary election. Deadline to register to vote in general election nears Special to the Okeechobee NewsMiss Rodeo Florida queensThe annual Miss Rodeo Florida Pageant selected four winners at their recent pageant held in Okeechobee, Sept. 26…27. The new 2015 court is: (left to right) Miss Teen Rodeo Florida Jenna Herstich from St. Cloud; Miss Rodeo Florida Princess Addison Roberts from Fort Pierce; Miss Rodeo Florida Sweetheart Heaven Crosby from Fort McCoy; and, Miss Rodeo Florida Sheila Shirah from St. Cloud. For the story, see page 2. Residents upset about loss of trees; New traf“ c patterns contribute to fender bendersBy Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A discussion on the construction at the main intersection and approval of the city budget for 2014-2015 highlighted the agenda when the Okeechobee City Council met Tuesday night at City Hall. Janet Cook, public information of“ cer, Florida Department of Transportation said some residents were concerned when trees were taken down for the State Road 70 and U.S. 441 widening project. She noted many residents have lived here a long time and had a connection with the old trees. She reported land clearing continued this week and drainage wor k will begin next week. When completed, each intersection will have two left turn lanes. The goal is to get traf“ c through town quicker. Council members did raise some serious traf“ c issues and safety issues that have been caused by the project so far. Councilman Dowling Watford said he was City questions DOT on road work By Eric KoppOkeechobee News It seems some members of the county commission thrive on confrontation as evidenced by their not allowing the chief judge to use $5,600 of the judicial districts money to see i f there is mold in the judicial complex. Among those housed in the Okeechobee County Judicial Complex are the clerk o f courts of“ ces, states attorney and public defenders of“ ces and both circuit and count y courtrooms. Employees and courtroom personnel have lodged complaints about itchy and watery eyes, Debate over air quality in judicial center not dead issue S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level Clrng Or Cti! See CITY „ Page 5 See VOTE „ Page 17 See AIR „ Page 5

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Special to the Okeechobee News The annual Miss Rodeo Florida Pageant selected four winners at their recent pageant held in Okeechobee, Sept. 26…27. The new 2015 court is: Miss Rodeo Florida Sheila Shirah from St. Cloud and Miss Teen Rodeo Florida Jenna Herstich, also from St. Cloud. Miss Rodeo Florida Princess is Addison Roberts from Fort Pierce and Miss Rodeo Florida Sweetheart is Heaven Crosby from Fort McCoy, Florida. Contestants competed in horsemanship, speech, modeling, appearance, personality, personal interviews, and impromptu questions. The court begins their reign January 1, 2015. They will attend PRCA rodeos within the state of Florida, parades, school visits and community events to promote rodeo and the western way of life. The court will also be promoting the upcoming Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo which is coming to Kissimmee March 25…28, 2015 at the Silver Spurs Rodeo, Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee. Miss Rodeo Florida 2015 Sheila Shirah, will go on to compete for the title of Miss Rodeo America in Las Vegas, Nevada next December. Miss Rodeo Florida Association, Inc. is a 501 c4 non-pro“ t organization dedicated to helping young ladies build con“ dence and achieve dreams while promoting the great sport of rodeo. For information, visit www.MissRodeoFlorida.com. City Centennial to be unforgettable; sponsors sought for local eventsSpecial to the Okeechobee News The City of Okeechobee Centennial Committee is working diligently to make the centennial unforgettable. The committee is working closely with the city administrator and public works on projects that will be an invaluable fundraising opportunity and a new appealing venue for possible future events. Social media continues to grow and engage the public in the history of our city and to prepare residents for a fun-“ lled year of events. The committee has also been contacted by media sources from the coast who w ould like to work with the committee and the city in promoting our celebratory year. At the Sept. 22 meeting, the centennial logo was presented to the committee with some ideas from a previous meeting. The committee has begun to narrow down the design which is believed to be the key to getting the centennial year started on the right foot. The committee is looking forward to getting some of the artists revisions back so a decision can be presented to City Council for “ nal approval. The committee is working on a calendar “ lled with community events for 2015. The committee will seek the assistance of businesses through monetary and/or service sponsorships for the support of the planned events. Please let the committee know if you are interested in assisting with the events that are planned. Several sub committees will be needed to coordinate and contribute to the events. The committee would like to encourage all organizations that are holding events in 2015 to consider becoming centennial partners. If your business or organization would like to do this, please present an agenda request form found on the City of Okeechobee website for review. This request should also include a request for use of the logo. It is recommended a representative be present at one of the centennial committee meetings to present the request. The Okeechobee Historical Society and Okeechobee Retired Educators Association have already asked to be centennial partners. The centennial committee would like to welcome the public to the committee meetings which are held at City Hall in the City Council chambers on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Some dates may be adjusted due to holidays, so be sure to check the City of Okeechobee website for changes. Special thanks to the Okeechobee News for supporting the committee by publishing these informational releases. For information visit our facebook page: www.facebook.com/OkeechobeeCentennial, the city web site www.cityofokeechobee.com or contact the Of“ ce of the Clerk at 863-763-3372 ext. 215 or mjahner@cityofokeechobee.com. City Centennial Celebration News PUBLIC NOTICEOkeechobee Utility Authority will temporarily change its method of chlorinating potable water to insure the future safety of our drinking water. The water users may notice an unusual chlorine taste or odor in their tap water after October 6, 2014. These conditions will last thru October 20, 2014. These temporary conditions will not be harmful to your health; however, if you are on kidney dialysis, you should consult your physician for special instructions concerning this matter. If you have tropical “sh or aquatic animals, you should contact you local tropical “sh store for advice and take appropriate action to insure that you have properly treated the water before adding it to your aquarium. The hydrant ”ushing during this period may cause the water to become cloudy and discolored. This is a temporary condition and should not last more than a few hours. We sincerely regret any inconvenience you may experience during this time. Please keep in mind that this is necessary to provide safe water for the customers of Okeechobee Utility Authority. If additional information is needed, contact Kevin Rogers at 763-3239. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause you. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION. OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITYPublish in Okeechobee News on Friday, October 3, 2014 MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Oct. 3RD Thurs., Oct. 9THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “THE MAZE RUNNER”Fri., Tues., & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “BOXTROLLS”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-13 II: “ANNABELLE”Fri., Tues., & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 R 2 Okeechobee News October 3, 2014 Today: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray afternoon thunderstorm is possible. High 91F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: A few clouds. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.Extended ForecastSaturday : Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 84F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Saturday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms before midnight. Low 61F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Sunday: A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High 82F. Winds N 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Miss Rodeo Florida Pageant crowns new queens Sheila Shirah Jenna Herstich Addison Robert Heaven Crosby

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T oddler drowns€ The family of the little boy who drowned in the canal are in my prayers. Such a tragedy. Kids that age are so quick. Y ou have to watch them every second. If y ou live on a canal and have kids, fencing t he yard might also be a good idea. Its no guarantee of safety but is one more barrier b etween them and the water if they manage t o slip outside. € This tragedy brings tears to my eyes. T hey run out of sight so fast. Something happens that requires the adults attention and the child takes off in a second. Right now with my 1 year old and 5 people in the house it is a continuing effort to get everyone t o remember to SHUT and LOCK the doors b ehind them. We are installing chain locks. T his is a terrible tragedy that can happen to t he best of parents. These poor people, saying a special prayer for them. Stories from the past€ My family is loving the Wednesday newspaper with the page of articles from the past. Reading these articles gives us such ins ight into how people thought during these periods in our history. One thing that keeps s tanding out to me is that the good people of Okeechobee were a community who cared about each other. I think that is still true, but it is good to be reminded. We need to work t ogether to make this community great.Emergency shelter€ I completely support any plans to build a large structure suitable for use as a hurricane shelter at the fairgrounds. I think they s hould have built that to begin with, instead of that big open barn. An enclosed, air-conditioned building is something that would get plenty of use with other events when it was not needed as a shelter. The county s hould seek state grants for this project. It is needed, it would improve the quality of life in the community and it makes sense. € Being a taxpayer I have no interest in funding another pink elephant at the Ag Center. How many more county employees will be needed to run it at a loss? It would be cheaper to rent the Martin County fair grounds as a shelter than to build a $6 million building for use as a shelter every 10 years. Lets spend the money we do not have, on “ xing the drainage in the county which is what the county is supposed to be doing with our tax dollars. € I like the idea of seeking state grant funding for a large multi-purpose building that could function as a hurricane shelter. Other small counties have facilities like this that are used for public functions. For example, Glades County has the Doyle Conner Building. Hendry County has John Boy Auditorium. I do not support taking out a bond issue to build it. But if we can get state funding, we should go for it. Other counties get state funding for projects like this. € All of the buildings that are available for public use seem to stay busy. The old Civic Center is booked six months or more in advance. The KOA and Shrine Club stay busy. I think there would be plenty of events to keep a larger facility busy, especially since there is plenty of parking out there. And with that nice long driveway, events there do not create traf“ c problems.OCRA€ I have to say how disappointed I am with the way our OCRA program is being maintained. This is a program that is for our children, but I have found that there is some unfairness involved. For instance, what is the point of having a draft? It seems like the teams have already been made up before the draft has even occurred. We have one dominating team with the best players on it that win every game and it is boring to watch a game with no competition. If we mix all of the players up I am sure we would be on an even playing “ eld.Brainstorm€ I attended The Perfect Brainstorm at my childs elementary school. What a wonderful experience. I want to thank the administrators and the teachers for putting on a very informative presentation. I left there knowing more about the types of things my child is doing in school, and I learned about how to support my child at home. My StoryWhen Katrina Elsken asked me to share my story I ended up writing a book. I didnt journal my story along the way, so as I recalled my journey, the emotions overwhelmed me and the words went on and on. So, I am simply going to state that Cancer is a beast. I stared this beast square in the face and I fought it with everything I had, and I beat it. I want to thank God for giving me the “ rsthand knowledge of “ ghting breast cancer because it provided me the opportunity to serve Him by helping others who may be facing a similar journey. And I hope that my short testimony motivates all women to FIGHT and to please, get your annual screenings because without early detection, Cancer has a better chance at being the victor.Sharon WallaceReckless driversI went into the local McDonalds around 4:30 a.m. on a morning of the Thanksgiving weekend and seeing the wreckage of three vehicles in the street I approached the yellow tape they used to established a boundary. I snapped a picture of the most damaged patrol car with my camera phone no sooner to be approached by a highway patrolman that demanded I delete it. I regretfully followed his instructions as he threatened to con“ scate my phone saying the accident was still under investigation and they didnt want it on Facebook. It pained me to see the front end of the patrol car setting where the engine should be while at the same time being told that it had contributed to the death of the driver of the private vehicle. Some two years earlier I had been in the sheriffs of“ ce complaining of the reckless behavior of too manyŽ of our deputies and especially the fact of their failure to use any type of emergency warning device when driving at excessive rates of speed. I had witnessed patrol cars taking their kids to the bus stop stretched out like batman on the hood of the county vehicle. I had witnessed multiple county vehicles racing down 441 S. only to hang out at the Texaco station and then returning by using the south bound lane to travel north until they could crossover at the next turnaround. I had witnessed on numerous occasions them speeding through the red light at 70/441 almost causing a head-o n crash. The sheriff said these were isolate d cases and stood behind his deputies an d said there was no law that said they had t o use their lights and siren. I abruptly ende d the meeting stating someone is going to ge t killed. Numerous times have I been almos t rear ended by of“ cers of the law doing 7 0 in a 25 mph zone leaving my driveway an d broadsided while entering 441 by making a (go) decision based on the distance to thei r headlights. I know for a fact when entering Mc Donalds and having to cross over the wes t bound lanes you have to slow your vehicl e to keep from bottoming out on the ramp u p to the parking lot. This accident is not th e young ladys fault, its not the deputys fault. Its the fault of all of us full-time resident s who continually observe these reckless be haviors and continue to say nothing. I hop e these families get a good lawyer and I hop e Okeechobee County has to pay and pay bi g to where we have to put off some of thes e pet projects and all of us will feel some pai n with our tax dollar. My heart goes out t o these young ladies families. My heart goe s out to the deputy and his family as he onl y did what has become acceptable behavio r by his superiors. Will it stop or will it con tinue? You and I hold the answer. William Mason OkeechobeeCare appreciatedTo the staff at Raulerson Hospital in th e emergency room & ICU: I took my very good friend, Krystyna, t o the emergency room Wednesday evenin g Sept. 24 with severe chest pains and I wan t to express my sincere thanks to how she go t such good and immediate care in the E R and ICU units. She was later transferred to Lawnwoo d Hospital in Fort Pierce where she had hear t surgery, Friday evening of the 26th. She came through the surgery “ ne, bu t unfortunately some complications hap pened and she passed away. I am so gla d that she was given such good care here an d she will be sadly missed. Thank you to everyone Julie Fetters October 3, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independent’s mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community’s deliberation of public issues.Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!

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5 Okeechobee News October 3, 2014 coughing and sneezing „ all, of which, are common symptoms of a mold problem. So Judge Levin, the chief judge for the 19th Judicial District, submitted a request to Okeechobee County to disburse funds totalling $5,600 so that Environ International Corporation could run a battery of tests on the complex. Those funds are held in the Court Innovative Technology Trust Fund Reserves, and are there to be utilized by the court. But when County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper made a motion to release those funds at the Sept. 25 meeting of the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners, the motion died for lack of a second. Commissioners Frank Irby and Joey Hoover objected to the proposed expenditure because the county had already paid for two prior studies and they didnt want to spend the taxpayers money.Ž One of those studies was done on April 18 and the second was conducted Aug. 4. Both were done by GLE Associates of Pompano Beach and cost the county a total of $5,380. Both tests apparently indicated ... we w ere clear throughout the building,Ž Donnie Oden, the countys director of facilities serv ices, told the commissioners. Both tests w ere actually below limits that would be bothering anyone.Ž Mr. Oden also told the board air sampling tests were done and air “ lters, which are changed monthly, were not tested. According to Environs scope of work that was presented to commissioners, the company will: inspect common areas, of“ ces and courtrooms; inspect behind base trim and carpet of readily accessible areas; check substrates (wallboard, wood framing or studs and other porous building materials); document inspections with photos; collect dust samples in two areas one, of which is an area reportedly occupied by a canine; inspect air handling units, including those in courtrooms; review building history; and, provide written conclusions. The question is, why are we doing another test?Ž asked Commissioner Irby. He (Judge Levin) wanted to hire, what did he say, a disinterested party?Ž GLE, explained Commissioner Bryant, is a vendor for the county. If the third test is done and the county is not happy with its “ ndings ... can we have another study?Ž asked Mr. Irby. You can chase your tail if you want to,Ž replied Mr. Oden. County attorney John Cassels told the board the money is already set aside for technology and innovations, and the chief judge said it is OK to use it for this. He went on to tell the board ... the rami“ cations of having an adverse judiciary out here could have far-reaching effects ... .Ž But, that cautionary statement apparently fell on deaf ears. Lets look at a couple of things. First, as mentioned above the money requested by Judge Levin is held in a court fund and is actually the districts money. While the money is disbursed by the county, it does not come from any county fund or account. Section 939.185(1)(a)1 speci“ cally states that the funds ... shall be allocated ... as determined by the chief judge of the circuit ... . The circuits do not have the authority in law to manage their own funds, so state money is managed and disbursed from Tallahassee, and funds generated at the local level are managed and disbursed by each county,Ž explained Thomas Genung, the court administrator for the 19th Judicial District. Which brings us to the statements by commissioners Irby and Hoover that they didnt want to spend the taxpayers money to fund a third test. According to the state statute mentioned above, the funds in question come from fees imposed by the court. The board of county commissioners may adopt by ordinance an additional court cost, not to exceed $65, to be imposed by the court when a person pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, or is found guilty of, or adjudicated delinquent for, any felony, misdemeanor, delinquent act, or criminal traf“ c offense under the law of this state,Ž says the statute. It goes on to say this assessment is to be accounted for separately by the county in which the county occurred and can only be used in that county. Under the statute: 25 percent of the amount collected is to be used to fund innovations as determined by the chief judge; 25 percent is to be used to help counties provide legal aid programs; 25 percent is to fund personnel and legal materials for the public as part of a law library; and, 25 percent is the be used as determined by county commissioners to support teen court programs, juvenile assessment centers and other juvenile alternative programs. When asked why the board denied giving the judicial district their money, count y administrator Robbie Chartier said the y wanted evidence as to why a third testing should be done.Ž She also admitted the roof on the now10-year-old building was leaking. But, she added, that was “ xed right away.Ž Mrs. Chartier also said the roof on the renovated Okeechobee County Courthouse was also leaking, and that mold was found in an of“ ce there. The mold was taken care of and cleaned up. Its not the black mold, it was white. It was on some desks and some chairs,Ž she said, adding the furniture was thrown away. It was cleaned up with bleach. We had a mold remediation company come in and they said it was gone.Ž Commissioner Culpepper said the mold y furniture just happened to be in his of“ ce. It was de“ nitely there. I know it was cleaned and samplings were taken,Ž he said. From what I was told, some ceiling panels were damaged „ they had gotten wet in Joeys (Commissioner Hoover) of“ ce. I was told there was a leak there and it was supposedly taken care of.Ž Mrs. Chartier pointed out Mr. Genung will be on the agenda for the boards Oct. 9 meeting. He will again ask the board to release the money. Tom is going to address the board at the next meeting and re-address the whole thing. Its not a dead issue,Ž said Mrs. Chartier. When Mr. Genung was asked what will be done if their request is again denied, he simply said: Well take things one step at a time.Ž A IRContinued From Page 1 concerned by the traf“ c patterns which he stated are confusing. Public Works Director David Allen said there is a serious problem on S.R. 70 near the police station in the east bound lanes. Police Chief Denny Davis said there have been accidents already due to the construction. Mostly just fender benders so far but a lot of near misses,Ž he said. Its confusing. The best thing I can suggest to our public is w hen they approach the intersection, slow down for the next months because itll be somewhat of a problem. If they can avoid the main light that would be an even better solution.Ž Chief Davis said motorists headed east bound are confused by the lane shifts and some in the inside lane are trying to merger over by mistake causing near mishaps on a regular basis. Slow down, use caution and be wary. Itll be interesting when the northern visitors come down, they may have some dif“ culty w ith the changes,Ž he added. Chief Davis said another concern is left turns west of the intersection on S.R. 70. He said time after time, people trying to turn think they are in a turn lane and are actually in a lane of traf“ c. Ms. Cook said the Department of Transportation and the project staff are working v ery hard to respond to the concerns of the people and the police department, have made some modi“ cations to the traf“ c control plan and will continue to make more if needed. Councilman Watford said one lady was in tears when she called in on the phone due to the removal of the trees. City of“ cials said some of the trees were diseased. New trees will be planted after the road construction is completed. The project is expected to be completed by next August, weather permitting. Ms. Cook said the state knows this is an important project to the city and that once completed, traf“ c ” ow will be much better through the intersection. In the meantime, she urged motorists to be careful. They need to be on the lookout for the different signs and advisories and pavement markings,Ž she said. Perhaps they can drive a bit more slowly until they are accustomed to the new traf“ c pattern.ŽBudget approvedA near $5.87 million dollar spending plan was approved by the council without much debate Tuesday. They held a budget workshop in September. The spending plan includes $3.74 million in reserves in the general fund and another $4.9 million in reserves for capital projects. City employees will receive a 1.6 percent salary hike this year. The main expenditures include $213,429 for the city clerks of“ ce, $263,168 for “ nancial services, $86,213 for legal services, $341,186 for general services, $2.09 million for city police, $14.2 million for city “ re services, and $1.14 million for road and street facilities or public works. The council approved proclamations for October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Jonathan Bean, of Marthas House, said accountability is the way to solve domestic violence. Unless the consequences change for these abusers they will not change,Ž he said. He invited residents to attend an Oct. 3 ceremony at Scott Driver Park to remember the victims of domestic violence before the “ reworks show planned as part of the Minimal Regatta Captains Dinner celebration. The council scheduled a “ nal public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. to discuss an ordinance that adds personal services like barber shops, dry cleaners, salons, health clubs, and similar uses to the Commercial Professional Of“ ce district as a permissible use if a special exception is obtained. Donna Wildes, dba Beasts and Barbells, has petitioned for a text amendment on the property at 210 N.W. Fifth St. for a “ tness center. The council approved a temporary street and sidewalk permit for Halloween and the Trunk or Treat community event. S.W. Second, S.W. Third, S.W. Fourth, S.W. Fifth, and S.W. Sixth Avenues between North and South Park Street will be closed from 5 until 10 p.m. on Oct. 31. The council also approved the closure of S.W. Fourth Street between S.W. Fifth Avenue and S.W. Sixth Avenue on Jan. 10, 2015, between 6 and 11 a.m. for a 5K fundraiser for Rock Solid Christian Academy. CITYContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Charles Murphy Mayor pro tem Dowling Watford (right) presented Sharon Wallace with a proclamation citing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Indiantown Lions host swap meetThe Indiantown Lions Club will hold a community ” ea market in Post Park (behind library, on War“ eld Blvd.) in Indiantown, on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 7 a.m. until noon. Dealers welcome. Lions proceeds are going back into the community. Space rental is $15. Diabetes screening will be available. Everyone who has anything to sell, now is the time and the place. For information, contact Richard at 812-459-4788.

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Eagles to host a dinnerThe Fraternal Order Of Eagles, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will host a 16-oz. ribeye steak dinner with baked potato, garlic bread, salad and dessert Friday, Oct. 3, from 6 until 9 p.m. Music will be provided by Gerry Harmon from 7 until 11 p.m. The public is welcome. For information, call 863-763-2552.Bingo to be played at MooseOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites you to join them Friday, Oct. 3 for a country fried steak dinner for a $7 donation from 5 until 7 p.m. Music will be provided from 7 until 10 p.m. by Kennys Country Music. Proceeds bene“ t Moose charities.OHS drama group plans playThe OHS Drama/Thespian Troupe 7319 will present Steel MagnoliasŽ Oct. 3 4 Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3; and, at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Tickets are $5. The play will be held at the OHS Lecture Hall. For information, contact Ms. Raulerson at 863-462-5020, ext. 8011.VFW offering bingo FridayVFW North Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. will host bingo Friday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m. Friday, karaoke will be offered by Lisa from 7 until 10 p.m. The grill will be open: Wednesday, from 5 until 7 p.m.; Friday, from 5 until 9 p.m.; and, Saturday from 5 until 7 p.m. Join us for Loris Sunday dinner from 1 until 3 p.m. featuring stuffed peppers. All proceeds will bene“ t our veterans programs. The public is invited.Meeting in Buckhead RidgeGlades County Commissioner Tim Stanley will hold a public meeting at the Buckhead Ridge Community Center on Friday, Oct. 3, at 9 a.m. to discuss issues coming before the Glades County Board of Commissioners, that will affect the Buckhead Ridge area. Lifelong Learning event setThe Fielden Institute at IRSC is a program of the IRSC Foundation 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. Among the 2014-15 session offerings are discussion groups and class offerings on topics such as computers, photography, writing, gardening, creativity and local history. An open house will be held from 9:30 until 11 a.m., on 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.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Sunday night bingo on Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene“ t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons. Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Dean Peters, 63OKEECHOBEE „ Dean Peters, 63, of Okeechobee, died Friday, September 26, 2014 at Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee. The Baileyton, Tenn. native was former employee of G. F. Of“ ce Furniture. He was the son of the late George Ramsey Peters and Sarah Frances Caldwell Peters. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Taylor Peters, Okeechobee; two sons, Jonathan Peters, Moss, Tenn. and Brian Peters, Portland, Tenn.; two daughters, Cindy Crowson, W estmoreland, Tenn. and Lisa Deckard, Okeechobee; six grandchildren, Ryan Crowson, Hunter Crowson, Elizabeth Crowson, Dylan Deckard, Eli Deckard and Aliyah Deckard; mother in law, Hazel Taylor, Okeechobee. He was preceded in death by his fatherin-law, Don Taylor. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, October 3, 2014 at Goad Funeral Home in Scottsville, Ky. with Bro. Russel Carter and Bro. Ralph Carter of“ ciating and burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery. Ruby Lee Payne, 75OKEECHOBEE „ Ruby Lee Payne died October 1, 2014. She was born November 7, 1938 in DeKalb, Alabama to J .B. and Ef“ e Barkley Hughes. A resident of Okeechobee since 1977, she was a homemaker and enjoyed attending church, spending time with family and friends, cooking and playing cards. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Payne w as preceded in death by her husband, Richard AlabamaŽ Payne, Sr. She is survived by her son, Richard Payne, J r.(Kristi); two daughters, Teresa Bass (Jeff) all of Okeechobee and Becky Thompson (Dean) of Biscoe, North Carolina; three grandchildren, William Bass (Samantha), C.J. Bass (Holly) all of Okeechobee and Shelby Thompson (Mandie) of Ashboro, North Carolina; two great granddaughters, Aubreigh of Okeechobee and Chloe of A shboro, North Carolina; two brothers, Charles Hughes (Juanita) and Robert Hughes (Patsy); three sisters, Opal Hill (Arnold), Shirley Bell and Linda Scott all of Alabama. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Basinger Cemetery. In lieu of ” owers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. E D U C A T I O N A L S E M I N A R S Cremation & Burial Luncheon 11AMGolden Corral Monday thru Friday TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT \ Affordable Traditional Funerals/Military Specials HOSTED BY SEAWINDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974 863.357.7283 Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 3, 2014 Sit & sew slated for Oct. 7ConKerr Cancers next sit and sew will be held Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine and child-friendly cotton fabric and sew with other ladies in the communit y who want to make a difference to children stricken with cancer or other life-changing illnesses. Pillowcase kits will also be available for you to sew at this meeting. For information or to donate material, call Joan at 863-467-0290.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. Community Events Brought to you by:Lic#CAC1817236 Lic#CFC022585 863.763.6461Since 1975

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763-6905 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 763-6905 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee Celebrations www.newszap.com/celebrationsEngaged? Just married? Golden anniversary? New baby? Share your news in print and onlineEach Celebrations package includes: and family & JANE A. ILLUSTRATION WEDDINGJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE She is the daughter of Joseph and Jane SUSAN A. EXAMPLE BIRTH & JANE A. EXAMPLE ANNIVERSARYJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE Submit your good news today at & JANE A. EXAMPLE ENGAGEMENTJOSEPH W. EXAMPLE florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 7 Okeechobee News October 3, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Education Foundation highlighted the accomplishments they have made in terms of mini grants for teachers and scholarships to Okeechobee High School graduates at their annual Achieving Excellence Luncheon held Wednesday. The program included speeches from Central Elementary School teacher, Okeechobees teacher of the year Rae Ann W hiteside, OHS graduate and scholarship recipient Taylor Davis, mini grant recipient J enni Ellis of Central Elementary, Betty Saf“ oti of the Take Stock in Children Scholarship program with Indian River State College and president of the Okeechobee Education Foundation Linda Syfrett. Ms. Whiteside received a mini grant for her class from the Kiwanis Club which she used to help Ace Pre K to buy books on acceptance of disabilities. Her second grade class read the books to the Ace Pre-k. Another grant from the community theatre created a living wax museum of her class of famous people like Abraham Lincoln, Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross. The kids learned history and also gave speeches about the characters to the class. Miss Davis earned a 3.65 grade point average in college. She intends to become a paramedic. She said she wants to make a difference in the community. Mrs. Ellis had her class read A Land Remembered.Ž They visited the Elliott Museum in Stuart that had a demonstration and exhibit on Native Americans in Florida. This grant came from the Friends of the Okeechobee Battle“ eld. A second grant from Malissa Morgan provided more literature for students to use in the classroom and foster a love of reading. Ms. Saf“ oti said the foundation has prov ided 18 four-year scholarships to college. They have supported the IRSC program since 2002. She noted 92 percent of students in the program graduate from high school. Mrs. Syfrett said all in attendance can help make a difference in classrooms and in the lives of students. She praised IRSC for being named one of the top 10 colleges in the country. This Aspen Award will grant $1 million to the winning college. Business sponsors honored this year included Platinum Sponsors or those who gave $2,500, Century Link, Donna Enrico, Betty Kelly, Florida Power and Light, Laura Sims Munson Sims and Munson, CPA, Linda Syfrett, Waste Management and Wal-Mart 814. Gold sponsors, or those who donated $1,000 included Big Lake Cancer Center, Jack Coker, Glades Electric Cooperative, Preferred Properties of Okeechobee Realty, Rotary Club, Betty Williamson and Sonny Williamson. Silver sponsors who gave $500, included Burgess Supply, Glenn Sneider, LC, Harbor Federal, Lifestyles & Healthcare, Natalie Moody, M Cross Ranch, Kelly Owens, Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits, Publix and Quality Air Conditioning. Friends of the Foundation who donated up to $500 included Joni Ard, Buxton and Bass Funeral Home, Cassels and McCall, Mike Costopoulos, Paula Daniel, Emory Walker, Dr. Manuel Garcia, Group Insurance Solutions, Pat OConnor, Phoebe Raulerson, Sam Smith, Gwenda Thompson, Tabitha Trent, William and Toni Wiersma and John Williams. To contact the foundation call 863-4625000, extension 257. The foundation also endorsed support for the Children Services Council referendum. She also recognized the founder of the Foundation, former School Superintendent Danny Mullins. The Okeechobee Methodist Church hosted the luncheon. Ben Sims was the chef and Mary Hurley the delicious desserts. Countryside Florist, Brown Cow Sweetery and Center State Bank provided gifts for the lunch. The goal of the foundation is to support the students and staff of Okeechobee County Schools and their vision of achieving excellence. Educators honor those achieving excellence Kiwanis host guest speakerOkeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce Detective Rick Voss spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee recently about the growing drug problems in Okeechobee and the K-9 unit that helps battle those problems. Detective Voss said parents should look for signs of drug abuse with their children. He has seen many cases where children have been abusing drugs right under their parents eyes because they either refused to look for or did not know to look for certain red ” ags. Some of the signs mentioned were massive weight loss without exercise, darkness under the eyes and an aggressive change in demeanor. The OCSO uses a K-9 unit that Detective Voss says is very important to the community, not only for the contribution in the war on drugs in the “ eld but also in the classroom through demonstrations for children. In other Kiwanis news, the club installed their new of“ cers and board members for the upcoming year. Ken Keller is president, Jonathon Bean is president-elect, Sherri En“ nger is treasurer and Heather Hancock is secretary. Special to the Okeechobee News

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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 ORTHOPAEDICS 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 W hen you are sick or need to see a doctor, you likely do not feel or act like your normal healthy self. Whether you are experiencing fatigue, dizziness, nausea, or a host of other symptoms, y our ability to thoroughly communicate about your condition and comprehend the doctors medical advice may be compromised. This is just one reason w hy it is bene“ cial to have an existing relationship with a Primary Care Provider, before you actually need one. Another bene“ t to having an existing relationship with a Primary Care Provider is having a baseline point of reference for your physical health (for example your weight, cholesterol & blood pressure). This knowledge, as w ell as you and your familys medical history, can help promote an accurate diagnosis and help proactively monitor patients risk factors. Generally a patients overall comfort level and con“ dence in their physician is Having a Primary Care Provider is important, even if you are healthyincreased when the patient has an existing relationship with the physician. With this increased con“ dence, comes trust. When patients know and trust their physician (vs. meeting the physician for the “ rst time when they are sick or need healthcare) patients can more easily and openly communicate ALL of their health and wellness concerns. Certainly patient outcomes bene“ t when physicians have the whole picture of their patients health. One of the reasons people give for not proactively seeing a doctor is their lack of time. If you think you are too busy to have your cholesterol levels checked, just imagine how your schedule will be affected if you suffer a heart attack? Another reason people give for not visiting a doctor annually is that they are worried about what the doctor, lab results or a screening may reveal. Ignorance is not bliss, when it comes to your health. Studies have shown that early detection and treatment are critical to a successful outcome, whether the diagnosis is breast cancer, diabetes or heart disease. A very popular reason for many people to avoid scheduling a wellness visit is uncertainty regarding the cost and how to pay for the visit. Yet, many insurances, as well as Medicare, often include an annual wellness visit in their bene“ ts. Contact your insurance provider to learn if annual wellness visits are included in your health plan. If you have a healthcare question or need help “ nding a doctor, Raulerson Hospital provides a free 24/7 ConsultA-Nurse hotline: 863-763-9228 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 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 GENERAL SURGERY 245 NE 19th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 863.623.4486 (voice) 863.623.4487 (fax) www.sainnovalsurgical.com 8 Okeechobee News October 3, 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 9 Okeechobee News October 3, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News/ Picture Perfect 4-H ClubAt last years regatta, the boat dubbed the Friday Night BuildŽ did not ” oat very well, so the captain continued the race by wading through the course while carrying the boat. This years regatta has more than 100 entries. Okeechobees own homemade boat race, the Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta is set for Saturday, Oct. 4, starting at 10 a.m. at the Scott Driver Boat Ramps, 10100 State Road 78 E. at the Kissimmee River. Teams build boats out of minimal materials „ they are only allowed to use one sheet of 4 by 8 luan plywood, 24 of 2Ž by 4Ž lumber, one pound of fasteners and one 60-yard roll of duct tape. Paint may be used for decoration. Urethane is not permitted. This years theme is Starts with the letter A.Ž Entry fees include the materials to build the boat. The Captains Dinner will be held on Friday night from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Scott Driver Boat Ramp. Boats must be checked in during this time. Awards will be presented for best boat designs. Tickets for the dinner are $12 at the door. The Captains Dinner is open to the public. A “ reworks show is planned after the Captains Dinner at 9 p.m. On Saturday, spectators will line the shore to watch the boats race ... or sometimes sink with style. Prizes are given for the fastest boats and also for the best decorations. Spectator admission on the day of the races is free. The boat races celebration also include special activities for children in the booth area. This event is in memory of Adam Bryant. Adam was a volunteer “ reman, talented musician, and charming young man whose life was shortened by a devastating spinal cord injury in November 2002. He survived the initial accident and worked to recover until his passing in June 2004. Despite his suffering, he maintained his unique sense of humor, bringing frequent smiles to those close to him. This event is meant to be fun and allow creativity which truly exempli“ es Adams spirit! As Adam was in Fire/EMT School at the time of his accident, money raised will be used to send a young person to Fire“ ghter / EMT School. Additional funds will be used to help improve the lives of local special needs children and others in need. For information, visit www. MinimalRegatta,com. Adam Bryant memorial regatta is this weekend Bene“ t to be held at EaglesCypress Hut Eagles #4509, 4701 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a bene“ t dinner and auction for Dewey Lightsey on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. There will be food, music and fun. Come out and support a great cause. For information, contact: Lorraine at 239-707-3005; Rhonda at 863261-3585; or, Nadene at 863-634-3592.

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10 Okeechobee News October 3, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESSES Students of the MonthThese high ” ying Eagles earned Student of the Month at South Elementary in September. They are: Eduardo Alavez Bocardo, Mikayla Anuez, Alton Azcona, Kaylen Torres Cruz, Tori Trent and Raul Castellanos Marin Jr. Congratulations, keep up the GREAT work and show how Eagles soar! Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESEES Students of the WeekEverglades Elementary achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Oct. 3 include: kindergarten, Ashton Mobley, Allison Monjaras, Treyson Somerville, Emory Moore-Carter, Mya Diefenbach, Alexandra Tyson; “ rst grade students, Tyre Rush, Cecilia Santibanez, Draven Burns, Julie Brinson, Rosalinda Montoya; second grade, Felicia McKinney, Kaden Watson, Amber Laster, Ananda Medrano; third grade students, Yasmin Serrato, Carlos Flores, Aiden Moreno, Alyna Kane, Daniella Sontai-Perez, Makaylie Powell; fourth grade students, Trinity Reynolds, Angel Alvarez, Cesar Garcia, Cyphonnie Cooper, Keara Bryant; “ fth grade students, Allyson Broadrick, Holt Jones, Alexander Miller and Zacharius Anderson. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSYMS Students of the WeekYearling Middle School would like to announce their students of the week for Sept. 26: Makalyn Jones, Sonya Morales, Roberto De La Cruz, Alexis Garcia, Sandy Leon, ShaMyra Williams and Isaac Oyong. Special to the Okeechobee NewsRotary student of the monthCongratulations to Samantha Wine, a senior at OHS, for being selected as our “ rst Student of the Month at the Sept. 30 meeting. Pictured above is Samantha Wine and acting president Kristy Crawford. Special to the Okeechobee NewsPumpkin patch opens SaturdayIts pumpkin patch time of the year at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. They welcome all people to visit the pumpkin patch. It is on an honor system. They have pumpkins of all sizes as well as gourds. The pumpkin patch starts Oct. 4, so come one and come all to our pumpkin patch, and dont forget to bring your camera. Also, the church welcomes prekindergarten and kindergarten classes to participate in a morning pumpkin patch program that lasts about one hour. For information, call the church at 863-763-4021 and ask for Pastor Jim.

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$ 5995 2001 Chevy Suburban8 Passenger, Auto, A/C, Leather Int. Trailer Tow PackageONLYU2116 $ 5995 2002 Ford ExpeditionAuto, A/C, 7 pass, loaded, 98,614 milesONLYU1412 $ 5995 2004 Jeep Grand CherokeeAuto, A/C. 6 cyl, PW, PS, PL, LoadedONLYU1833 $ 6995 2002 Chevy SuburbanAuto, A/C, 7 Pass, Leather Int, Two Pkg.ONLYU3236 $ 4995 2003 Suzuki Grand VitaraAuto, A/C, 6 cyl, LoadedONLYU2124 $ 4495 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe3.5, 6 cyl, auto, A/C, leather int., moon roof, new tires, GAS SAVER!ONLYU3367 $ 6995 2003 GMC Envoy XL3rd Row Seating, Auto, A/C, 6 cyl, New Tires ONLY 87,260 MILESONLYU6833 $ 6495 2002 Toyota 4 RunnerAuto, A/C, 6 cyl, 4x4ONLYU1897 $ 4995 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTAuto, A/C, new tires, 6 cyl, loadedONLYU1734 $ 3995 2001 Ford Expedition Auto, A/C, V8, 7 Pass, LoadedONLYU2783 $ 7495 *2003 Ford Expedition 4x4V8, A/C, 3rd Row Seating, Trailer Tow Pkg.ONLYU2624 $ 2995 1996 SubaruLegacy OutbackAWD, 5 Spd, A/C, Nice Car ONLYU1839 $ 6995 2002 Mercedes ML 500Auto, A/C, Leather, LoadedONLYU1839 $ 3995 2005 Ford Focus ZX45 Spd, A/C, 102,893 MilesONLYU3308 WE BUY CARS! Se Habla Espaol Consignments welcome *Plus Tax & Tag 863-467-5243 147 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee Pre-Halloween Scary Low Prices! $ 6995 *Auto, V8, A/C, New Tires, Loaded, Trailer Tow Pkg. ONLYU41162002 GMC Yukon XL $ 7995 2006 Ford F150 XLAuto, 6 cyl, A/C, new tires, looks newU1688 ONLY $ 7495 2003 Ford ExpeditionAuto, A/C, 7 pass, loadedU3712 ONLY $ 7495 2003 Chevy Trailblazer LTZ87,819 miles, Auto, A/C, 6 cyl, leather int, extra cleanU1556 ONLY $ 7495 *2004 Toyota TacomaA/C, Spd, 4 cyl, Bedliner, New TiresU3597 ONLY $ 3495 *2002 VW GolfAuto, A/C, Loaded, GAS SAVERONLYU1869 $ 2495 *2000 Ford Mustang6 cyl, 5 Spd, A/C, New TiresONLYU2149 $ 4995 *2002 Ford Expedition EBAuto, A/C, Loaded, 3rd Row Seating, New TiresONLYU1897 $ 3695 *2002 Ford Focus ZTS5 Spd, A/C, Leather Int, CD Player, Gas SaverONLYU1839 MANAGER’S SPECIAL2003 Toyota Salara Convertible Auto, V6, A/C, Leather Int, Loaded U9664 ONLY $ 5995 *2002 Ford Explorer XLT 6 cyl, A/C, Auto, new tires U3914 ONLY $ 5695 *2002 Chevy Trailblazer Auto, 6 cyl, loaded, A/C U4450 ONLY $ 5995 *4 door, Auto, V8, A/C, Loaded 2004 Dodge Dakota ONLYU3619 $ 6495 Auto, A/C, 6 cyl, 7 pass, low miles ONLYU2913 $ 6495 1991 Toyota Landcruiser 4x46 cyl, Auto, new big tires & wheels, 1 owner, a classic! Extra, extra cleanONLYU3119 $ 6995 $ 18995 2007 Lexus GX470Auto, A/C, V8, Trailer Tow Pkg., Leather Int., New Tires, LoadedONLYU2639 11 Okeechobee News October 3, 2014

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A suspected marijuana cigarette and some loose marijuana were reportedly found in the purse of an Okeechobee Achievement A cademy (OAA) student by the schools principal. Deputy Keith Murrish, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), stated in his report the pot was found in the students purse Tuesday, Sept. 30. Deputy Murrish went on to state he is applying for a juvenile take and hold warrant charging the student with possession of marijuana under 20 grams, which is a misdemeanor. The deputys report did not give the female students age. Deputy Murrish indicated he was contacted by OAA dean Albert Whiteside about the student, who was possibly in possession of marijuana. The students purse was then searched by Mr. Whiteside in the presence of Deputy Murrish, added the report. During that search the principal reportedly found: a suspected marijuana cigarette; a suspected roach, which is the remnant of a smoked marijuana cigarette; and, a cigar package that contained suspected pot. All of those items were “ eld tested, stated Deputy Murrish, and those tests all indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. The deputy went on to indicate the items found in the students purse were seized and placed into evidence. Deputy: OAA student caught with pot 12 Okeechobee News October 3, 2014 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 By Eric KoppOkeechobee NewsAn Okeechobee man escaped serious injury when the SUV in which he was a passenger was involved in a fatality accident on U.S. 1 in Indian River County. According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. when George Powers Howland, 88, Vero Beach, attempted a left-hand turn onto Grove Isle Circle. Mr. Howland was southbound on U.S. 1 when he attempted the turn and was struck in the right side of his 1997 Honda Odyssey by a 2005 Ford Escape sports utility vehicle. The northbound SUV was driven by Sean Christina Maloney, 23, o f Port St. Lucie. Ms. Maloney and her passenger, John Lee Vukovich Jr., 30, of Okeechobee, received only minor injuries, stated the release. Mr. Howland died at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce at 7:18 p.m., added the release. The release went on to state that all o f those involved in the crash were wearing their seat belts. The crash remains under investigation. Man escapes serious injury in crash The following individuals were arr ested on felony or driving under t he in” uence (DUI) charges by the O keechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police D epartment (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Correct ions (DOC). € Evelyn Rose Klaymen, 49, Cypress T ree St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 30 b y Deputy Richard Varnadore on a Collier C ounty warrant charging her with violation o f probation driving under the in” uence. S he is being held without bond. € Nicki Lynn Gatlin, 35, S.E. 15th Ave., O keechobee, was arrested Sept. 30 by Serg eant Justin Bernst on an Okeechobee C ounty warrant charging her with the misd emeanor of violation of probation driving u nder the in” uence. She is being held witho ut bond. € Michael Wayne Smith, 32, Montclair C ircle, North Port, was arrested Oct. 1 by D eputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC warr ant charging him with the felony of violat ion of probation grand theft. He is being h eld without bond. € James Lester Gore, 36, 77th Place, Loxahatchee, was arrested Oct. 1 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and a misdemeanor charge of driving while license suspended. He is being held without bond. € Diego Armando Rodriguez, 19, S.E. Ninth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 1 by Deputy Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of giving false information to a secondhand dealer and dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $20,000. € Marcus Joseph, 25, N.E. 168th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 1 by Deputy Yero Todman on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of possession of a portable communication device in a state correctional institution. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“ rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Special to the Okeechobee News State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Dr. John Armstrong, received his annual ” u shot today, demonstrating the importance of getting vaccinated against the ” u. The Department recommends all Floridians 6 months of age and older receive a ” u shot each year. Getting vaccinated is the single best way to protect yourself and your family against in” uenza,Ž said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. I encourage all Floridians to get your ” u vaccination before Halloween, wash your hands often and stay home when you are sick.Ž Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctors of“ ces, clinics, health departments, retail stores, pharmacies, health centers and through many employers and schools. Check with your physician, your local county health department or www.” oridahealth.gov to search for a location to receive a ” u vaccine. Ann Waltz, Senior Community Health Nurse Supervisor for the Florida Department of Health in Leon County is pictured above with State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Dr. John Armstrong. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. During 2014, the Department is recognizing 125 years of public health in Florida with educational opportunities and events. Please visit www. FLHealth125.gov for more information. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For information about the Florida Department of Health, visit www. ” oridahealth.gov. Y ou should get ” u shot before Halloween

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News € Pemayetv Emahakv volleyball enjoyed a decisive victory over Clewiston Middle School 25-3 and 25-11 last Thursday. Alaina Sweat had 10 aces, Aleina Micco had seven aces, and Raeley Matthews had one service ace and three kills. Janessa Nunez added three aces for the Seminoles who remain undefeated. € Okeechobee Youth Football League teams had a rough afternoon at Lake Wales Saturday as they dropped four of the “ ve games. The Flag team lost 2-6, the Mighty Mites fell 19-0, the Pee Wee 26-8 and the Seniors fell 12-6. The Junior squad won 19-12 to improve to 6-2. The Flag team is 3-5, the Mighty Mites 4-4, Pee Wee 6-2 and the Seniors are now 4-4. The OYFL will host the Poinciana Predators on Saturday at OHS. € Osceola Middle Schools volleyball defeated Oslo on the road Monday to extend their winning streak to three games, 27-25, 23-25 and 17-15. Ashley Snyder had seven aces, three digs and one kill. Aubrie Hataway had “ ve digs, three aces, four kills and one block. Alexi Morgan had “ ve kills and two service aces. Perla Contreras had one service ace and “ ve assists. Emily Rhodes had “ ve digs, one ace and one assist. Coach Lauren Throop admitted it was a nail biter for her team but was pleased her team came out strong and played really hard. We got pretty behind in the second game set but fought hard to come back and stay in the game,Ž she said. The third game was neck and neck until the “ nal two points. It was one of the best games we played all year, they stayed calm and collected the entire time and that was something that has been a struggle for us this season,Ž she added. € OHS Lady Brahmans volleyball team improved to 9-6 on the season with a tough three-game sweep at Lake Placid on Monday night, 25-22, 25-23 and 25-12. € The Brahman boys golf team dropped a tri-match against Martin County High and John Carroll Catholic on Wednesday at Willoughby Country Club in Stuart. Martin County shot 170, John Carroll 174, and Okeechobee 177 in the hotly contested match. Zach Hudson led Okeechobee with a 42, and Kyle Mullins carded a 44. Rounding out other top OHS scorers were: Daniel Fulleda (45); Jarrod Morgan (46); and, Elijah Finney (48) Braceton King had a round of 54 for OHS. € The Yearling Middle School soccer has had a terrible time getting on the “ eld this year due to rain outs. The team had played only two matches through the “ rst “ ve weeks of the schedule, only a handful of them can be made up and the team will be forced to play six matches in a two-week period to close the season. € Raeley Matthews had 12 kills and the Lady Seminoles controlled things at the net as Pemayetv Emahakv defeated Osceola, 2516 and 25-20 in middle school volleyball action in Okeechobee Tuesday. The loss snapped a three-game win streak for Osceola. Seminoles coach Kim Jackson said the team remains undefeated at the midpoint of their season. Both games were competitive with Osceola tying the “ rst game 8-8 but failing down the stretch. They were hurt by a few service faults and mistakes. Brighton scored 10 of the “ nal 14 points in the game. Osceola had several good plays in the second game with three nice kills by Macy Collier and two service points by Abigail Myers. Matthews had a key kill and then served up six points at the service line to help the Seminoles build a 2418 lead. Julia Smith had four aces for Brighton. Aleina Micco had two service aces. In the junior varsity exhibition game, Pemayetv Emahakv won 25-13. Madiysn Osceola had four aces and one kill, Aubrey Pearce three aces, Jacee Jumper two aces and one kill and Cady Osceola added a service ace. € The Lady Brahmans golf “ nished “ fth out of seven teams at the Hawkins Crutch“ eld 18-hole tournament held Monday in Sebring. Rain devastated the course and part of the complex was under water for the tournament. Coach Bruce Conrad said the play wa s slow and it took over seven hours to com plete the round. He said the team sho t poorly on the back nine holes. As a team Okeechobee shot 451 and were led by Han nah Raulersons round of 99 and Camero n Whites101. Fernanda Grisales shot a 12 2 and Tyfanni Zeller “ nished her round at 129 Martin County shot 347 to win thei r bracket at the tournament. In Okeechobees bracket, St. John Neu mann shot 374, Bishop Verot 400, Ridg e High 422, Kings Academy 433, Gulliver Pre p 456, and Clewiston 527. Sydney Shrader o f St. John Neumann won the medalist for th e low round of 72 in Okeechobees bracket Loren Perez from Bartow shot the low roun d of the tournament at 70. Archbishop McCa rthy had the tournament low score of 30 0 with “ ve players shooting in the 70s. The Brahman golf teams will be holding a golf fundraiser at Spring Lakes Country Clu b this Saturday with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. 14 Okeechobee News October 3, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobees Jonathan Crawford “ nished up his second professional baseball season in the Midwest League with some strong numbers for the Western Michigan Whitecaps. Crawford “ nished 8-3 with a 2.85 earned run average and a WHIP (walks plus hit per innings pitched) of 1.16. He allowed 93 hits in 123 innings pitched and struck out 85 batters. The Whitecaps quali“ ed for the post season with a “ ne record of 82-58 this year, which included 41-29 marks in both the “ rst and second halves of the season. Crawford said he was pleased with how he performed this year, It was good and a lot of fun. We had pretty good crowds all season.Ž Crawford also got a tour of the Midwest as he visited Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky and other states and more importantly made every scheduled start. He was also named to the Midwest League AllStar team. He attended 140 games and had several long bus trips. Crawford said he enjoyed having his family come during All-Star week to experience that game with him. It was an impressive night and a lot of fun. There were a lot of great players and a lot of major league prospects in that game,Ž he added. He also was visited by several Okeechobee fans during the summer months which Jonathan also greatly appreciated. In the off season Crawford plans to rest his arm, continue to work out and continue his studies at the University of Florida where he is close to earning his degree in family youth and community sciences. He will work out about four times per week, and do a lot of running around the Gainesville campus to keep in shape. On the mound, Crawford said he was greatly helped by former major league pitcher Mike Henneman, the Whitecaps pitching coach. He continues to work on his command and his secondary pitches. The hope is for Crawford to be promoted to the next level, the Florida State league Lakeland Tigers next season. Im de“ nitel y where I want to be as far as my professional career. I hope to continue to pitch well and I feel Im in a good position for next year.Ž Crawford ends season with 8-3 mound mar k Jonathan Crawford By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The cross country teams competed Saturday in the Fleet Feet Invitational held at South Fork High School in Martin County and the boys team “ nished 12th out of 25 teams while the girls “ nished 14th out of 18 schools. Coach A.J. Mayernik praised many of the runners who continue to cut their times as the team moves into the meat of their schedule. Some outstanding performances were turned in by Daniel Shelley, Lucas Penido, Gerardo Saucedo, Brendan Patterson and Emmanuel Gaona,Ž he said. Daniel Shelley led the boys with a time of 17:37, good for 40th place overall. Gaona “ nished 83rd with a time of 19:03. Lucas Penido “ nished in 19:09 for 86th place. Saucedo took 19:17 to “ nish the course to “ nish in 91st place. Brendan Patterson “ nished in 93rd place with a time of 19:19. Six Brahman runners “ nished in the top 100. The team had an average time of 18:53. Belen Jesuit took the mens title. Okeechobee “ nished fourth among Treasure Coast schools. Mayernik also praised JV runners Dylan Ferneau and Jhovani Hernandez for strong races. The Lady Brahmans were led by Vernice Leon who “ nished in 57th place with a time of 23:13. Alexis Muller took 58th place with a time of 23:16. Charleigh Heater “ nished in 86th place with a time of 25:20. The Lady Brahmans average time was 25:34. Pine Crest High School won the girls title. Mayernik said he liked what he saw from many of the Lady Brahmans. We completed the mud-“ lled course with some of the girls personal best times of the year,Ž he said. The next race for the cross country team will be at Disney World on Oct. 11. OHS boys “ nish 12th, girls 14th in Fleet Feet cross country event Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAshley Snyder gets ready at the service line for Osceola Middle School.

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The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be met by contacting the Executive Director’s Of ce at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, by any person wishing assistance. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record. BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY John F. Hayford Executive Director 467315 ON 10/3/2014 CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the October 7, 2014, City of Okeechobee City Council Meeting has been cancelled. The next regular City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:00 p.m ., or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website, cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the City Clerk’s Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Council in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item MUST be provided to the City Clerk for the City’s records. By: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 467558 OK 10/3/2014 Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners RFP 2014-20 Okeechobee County hereby requests PROPOSALS from quali ed bidders for the rehabilitation of one (1) single-family home located in unincorporated Okeechobee County as a part of the State Housing Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.P.) program. Proposals are due no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, November 21, 2014 and must be delivered or mailed to: Okeechobee County Housing Coordinator, 304 NW 2”d Street room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972 (the County will not assume any responsibility for mail being received on time). Any and all proposals received after this time and date will not be opened or considered. Proposals should be submitted in separate sealed envelopes marked State Housing Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.P.) Program McNeil For speci c project information contact: Ty or Rollo at (863) 763-5548 or by fax at (863) 763-5276. Speci cations may be obtained from the Housing Coordinator located at 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee. Bids will be opened at 3:05 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014 in the of ce at the above address. A MANDATORY meeting for review of this project will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the property located at 3299 NW 1st Street Okeechobee, FL 34972. Any rm that is not in attendance in this location by 9:35 a.m. will be unable to bid. The County reserves the right to waive formalities or informalities in proposals, to reject any and all proposals, or to negotiate further with any or all proposers and accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery of proposals to the County. Okeechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively seeking Minority Contractor participation and promotes Fair Housing. Frank Irbry Chairman Okeechobee County Commission 467574 ON 10/3/2014 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on OCTOBE R 17, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 2012 CHEVY EQUINOX VIN#2GNALDEK2C6157206 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 467539 ON 10/03/2014 Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners RFP 2014-17 Okeechobee County hereby requests PROPOSALS from quali ed bidders for the rehabilitation of one (1) single-family home located in unincorporated Okeechobee County as a part of the State Housing Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.P.) program. Proposals are due no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, November 21, 2014 and must be delivered or mailed to: Okeechobee County Housing Coordinator, 304 NW 2nd Street room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972 (the County will not assume any responsibility for mail being received on time). Any and all proposals received after this time and date will not be opened or considered. Proposals should be submitted in separate sealed envelopes marked State Housing Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.P.) Program Johnson For speci c project information contact: Ty or Rollo at (863) 763-5548 or by fax at (863) 763-5276. Speci cations may be obtained from the Housing Coordinator located at 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee. Bids will be opened at 3:05 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014 in the of ce at the above address. A MANDATORY meeting for review of this project will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the property located at 270 NE 17th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 Any rm that is not in attendance in this location by 10:35 a.m. will be unable to bid. The County reserves the right to waive formalities or informalities in proposals, to reject any and all proposals, or to negotiate further with any or all proposers and accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery of proposals to the County. Okeechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively seeking Minority Contractor participation and promotes Fair Housing. Frank Irbry Chairman Okeechobee County Commission 467575 ON 10/3/2014 Public NoticeOkeechobee County Board of County Commissioners RFP 2014-19 Okeechobee County hereby requests PROPOSALS from quali ed bidders for the rehabilitation of one (1) single-family home located in unincorporated Okeechobee County as a part of the State Housing Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.P.) program. Proposals are due no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, November 21, 2014 and must be delivered or mailed to: Okeechobee County Housing Coordinator, 304 NW 2nd Street room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972 (the County will not assume any responsibility for mail being received on time). Any and all proposals received after this time and date will not be opened or considered. Proposals should be submitted in separate sealed envelopes marked State Housing Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.P.) Program Mestre For speci c project information contact: Ty or Rollo at (863) 763-5548 or by fax at (863) 763-5276. Speci cations may be obtained from the Housing Coordinator located at 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee. Bids will be opened at 3:05 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014 in the of ce at the above address. A MANDATORY meeting for review of this project will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. at the property located at 503 SE 36th Terrace Okeechobee, FL 34974. Any rm that is not in attendance in this location by 11:20 a.m. will be unable to bid. The County reserves the right to waive formalities or informalities in proposals, to reject any and all proposals, or to negotiate further with any or all proposers and accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery of proposals to the County. Okeechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively seeking Minority Contractor participation and promotes Fair Housing. Frank Irbry Chairman Okeechobee County Commission 467573 ON 10/3/2014 Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners RFP 2014-18 Okeechobee County hereby requests PROPOSALS from quali ed bidders for the rehabilitation of one (1) single-family home located in unincorporated Okeechobee County as a part of the State Housing Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.P.) program. Proposals are due no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, November 21, 2014 and must be delivered or mailed to: Okeechobee County Housing Coordinator, 304 NW 2nd Street room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972 (the County will not assume any responsibility for mail being received on time). Any and all proposals received after this time and date will not be opened or considered. Proposals should be submitted in separate sealed envelopes marked State Housing Initiative Partnership (S.H.I.P.) Program Johnson For speci c project information contact: Ty or Rollo at (863) 763-5548 or by fax at (863) 763-5276. Speci cations may be obtained from the Housing Coordinator located at 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee. Bids will be opened at 3:05 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014 in the of ce at the above address. A MANDATORY meeting for review of this project will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the property located at 3103 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Any rm that is not in attendance in this location by 9:05 a.m. will be unable to bid. The County reserves the right to waive formalities or informalities in proposals, to reject any and all proposals, or to negotiate further with any or all proposers and accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery of proposals to the County. Okeechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively seeking Minority Contractor participation and promotes Fair Housing. Frank Irbry Chairman Okeechobee County Commission 467571 ON 10/3/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 47-2014-CP-000128 IN RE: the Estate of MARY FRANCES HUFFINES, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f MARY FRANCES HUFFINES, deceased, whose date of death was May 12, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTE R THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The rst publication date of this notice is: October 3, 2014. Personal Representative: DANIEL HUFFINES 2530 N NC Highway 62 Burlington, NC 27217 Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ., P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 270441 200 N.E. Fourth Avenue Okeechobee, Florida 34972-2981 Telephone (863) 763-8600 467533 ON 10/3,10/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000533 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. MARIA C. OVIEDO, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: WAYNE ASHE Last Known Address: 3570 NW 18TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 THOMAS ASHE Last Known Address: 6855 NE 11th ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 You are noti ed that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Okeechobee County: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, RUN THENCE N 85 34’ 25” W ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 7 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1398.60 FEET, THENCE RUN N 07 57’ 45” W FOR A DISTANCE 249.45 FEET FOR P.O.B THENCE CONTINUE N 07 57’ 45” W FOR A DISTANCE OF 149.31 FEET, THENCE RUN S 85 39’ 25” E FOR A DISTANCE OF 163.37 FEET, THENCE RUN S 02 53’ 55” W FOR A DISTANCE OF 145.93 FEET, THEN RUN N 85 39’, 25” W FOR A DISTANCE OF 135.26 FEET TO P.O.B. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANG 35 EAST, AND CONTAINING .50 ACRES MORE OR LESS TOGETHER WITH A 1992 DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME, VIN NUMBERS: 32620200AE & 32620200BE TITLE NUMBERS: 62037098 & 62037099 The action was instituted in the Circuit Court, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee, Florida; Case No. 2012-CA-000533; and is styled JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION vs. MARIA C. OVIEDO; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; RAFEAL CORREA; LORETTA S. BUSH; THOMAS ASHE; WAYNE ASHE. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on Mikael Hirsch, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 255 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 900, Orlando, FL 32801-3454, within 30 days from the rst date of publication and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service or immediately after service; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. The Court has authority in this suit to enter a judgment or decree in the Plaintiffs interest which will be binding upon you. DATED : Sept. 15, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of the Court BY: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Clerk 467421 ON 10/3,10/2014 Public Notice One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 16 Okeechobee News October 3, 2014 ADVERTISEand Get Results

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Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 14000067CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. ARIANNA B. HODGES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ARIANNA B. HODGES; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ARIANNA B. HODGES (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 9, BLOCK 64, BASSWOOD, UNIT NO.6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 50, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 3429 NW 40TH DRIVE, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the THE OKEECHOBEE NEWS and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 29th day of Sept. 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Clerk 467543 ON 10 / 3 10 / 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 17 Okeechobee News October 3, 2014ACROSS 1 Bangers side 5 DOL division 9 Concerns 14 Potpourri 15 Stock answers? 16 First 17 Transport selling wieners? 19 Willing 20 Author among whose pen names was Theo LeSieg 21 Not suitable 23 Stutz contemporary 24 Woodsmans job? 27 Church official 31 Racer Fabi 32 Countertenors range 33 Sommer of The Money TrapŽ 37 Outline 41 Ma and pas retirement dream? 44 __ question 45 Broadway opening 46 Buyers boon 47 Repeatedly, quaintly 49 Eschews the caf 51 Tabloids? 57 Growing field?: Abbr. 58 ... bombs bursting __Ž 59 Nahuatl speaker 64 Danger 66 Totally amazed ... or, read another way, a hint to 17-, 24-, 41and 51Across 68 Round perch 69 21,730-pg. references 70 Logan of CBS News 71 Pulls in 72 Pub order 73 Mike Tiricos network DOWN 1 Scratchresistance scale 2 Natural balm 3 In __: as originally placed 4 Coal scuttles 5 Texting gasp 6 Ferber novel 7 Harass 8 Verdi adverb 9 Ruby anniversary 10 Opposite of 67Down 11 Big arcade name 12 Sport based on vaquero skills 13 Keep under surveillance 18 Home of the Munch Museum 22 Cpl.s subordinate 25 Heist unit 26 Most likely to groan 27 Carson of The VoiceŽ 28 Writer Wiesel 29 Rugged rides, for short 30 Needing quarters, perhaps 34 Mauna __ 35 Popeyes rival 36 Juvenile salamander 38 __, I am not coopd here for defence!Ž: Henry VI, Part 3Ž 39 Colombian city 40 Early cover-up site? 42 Basic 43 Bowl level 48 London can 50 Slippery-eel link 51 Backslide 52 __ Kick Out of YouŽ 53 Flub 54 Big shot 55 Floor worker 56 Undermine 60 Jewelry entrepreneur Morris 61 __ the night ...Ž 62 Tombstone lawman 63 Primary printing color 65 Its always charged 67 Opposite of 10Down By Marti DuGuay-Carpenter (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC06/27/1406/27/14ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: g Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewisxwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle Special to the Okeechobee NewsLight pollution discussedOn Tuesday, Sept. 30, Larry Crary, vice president of the Astronomical Society of the Treasure Coast, was the guest speaker at Rotarys weekly meeting. He spoke of the need to redirect our lighting habits at our homes and businesses in order to reduce light pollution, which inhibits telescopic exploration of outer space. The Kissimmee Prairie Reserve has been identi“ ed as an ideal location for stargazing; the International Dark Sky Association has expressed interest in designating The Prairie a dark sky location. However, strides in combatting our local excessive night lighting must be reduced. The public is invited to join the astronomy group each month-when it is a new moon--from October through April, dusk until 9 p.m. The Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at Golden Corral. Left to right are Rotarian John Ed Burdeshaw, acting president Kristy Crawford and Larry Crary. Three positions will be chosen on the Okeechobee City Council. City voters will be asked to choose up to three of the following candidates: Jim Baughman, Noel Chandler, Devin Maxwell, Gary Ritter, Dowling Watford and Ray Worley. Okeechobee County residents will also be asked to v ote to renew the Childrens Services Council funding. In the United States Representative District 17 race, incumbent Tom Rooney (REP) is challenged by Will Broson (DEM). Florida Governor Rick Scott (REP), is challenged by Charlie Crist (DEM). (Mr. Crist was a Republican when he served as Florida governor 2004-2008). In the race for Florida Attorney General, incumbent Pam Bondi, a Republican, is challenged by Democrat George Sheldon. In the race for Florida Chief Financial Of“ cer, incumbent Jeff Atwater, a Republican, is challenged by Democrat Will Rankin. Incumbent Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam (REP) is challenged by Thaddeus Hamilton (DEM) and Jeffrey Obos (WRI). Candidates in the nonpartisan District 4 Court of Appeal race are Alan O. Forst, Mark W. Kingensmith, W. Matthew Stevenson and Martha C. Warner. Voters will also be asked to decide the fate of three V OTEContinued From Page 1 proposed amendments to the State Constitution. Amendment 1 would designate funds to acquire and restore conservation and recreation lands. Amendment 2 would allow the use of marijuana to treat certain medical conditions. Amendment 3 would allow the governor to “ ll judicial vacancies by appointing a justice or judge from candidates selected by the judicial nominating commission, in anticipation of a vacancy. For the full text of the proposed Amendments online, see the links of the Okeechobee News page on Facebook, or go online to Florida.Newszap.com.

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2 DAY SALE Friday & Saturday October 3rd & 4thExtended Hours 9am to 8pm FAITH FARM THRIFT STORE of savings 18 Okeechobee News October 3, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsFall baseball season in full swingOCRA fall ball has begun! The new activity will help to keep Okeechobee youth busy all year round. This is the “ rst year that fall ball has been offered and the board members hope it will be as successful as the other programs. Above: Rodeo Life team is sponsored by Tony Bishop and Teresa Chandler. Coaches are Brad Staton, Matt Durno, Will Hall and Scott Bloom“ eld. Below: B.R.A.T. Club team is sponsored by the B.R.A.T. Club of Okeechobee. Coaches are Charlie McPeak, J.R. Suarez and Scott Collier. B.R.A.T. president/founder Teresa Chandler and B.R.A.T. board member Commissioner Bryant Culpepper. County Parks and Rec Department has movedOkeechobee County Parks and Recreation department has moved! The new location is at 1718 N.W. 9th Ave. It is now located in the county of“ ces across from IRSC. For more information, call 863-763-6950 or visit their Facebook page.

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R E D 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 century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 5076-H: Kissimmee River Estates. Home on a beautiful fully fenced yard, carpet. Screened porch with attached $35,000 MLS #208405 5083-M: Pioneer Estates 3/2 DW on an acre with 1,652 total $58,000 MLS #207779 5007-H: Conners Gables 3/2 with 1,980 Total 2009. Split bdrm plan, much more! $145,000 NOW $128,000 MLS # 208204 5051-H: Okeechobee Hills Lg 2 Story, 3br, 3ba home on 15.80+/acres Elthroughout, lg balcony, $350,000 MLS # 208400 2004-C: Taylor Creek Isles, 2BR/2BA condominiunder air. Screened more info. $67,000 MLS # 208444 • Pine Ridge Park buildable lot partial fenced. $5,900 MLS # 207132 • 319+/-acres on Hwy 441 N $4,000,000 • Conners Gables buildable Lot (SE 39th Terr) $6,000 MLS #208198 • 14+/acres of commercial property on the Rim Canal $1,500,000 MLS #207408 • Blue Heron • Palm Village Ranch $15,000 MLS# 207998 • Ok Acres $79,000 MLS # 207817 • Viking $11,000 MLS # 207811 1021-M: Palm Village 4br/2ba DW, 2,482 total ily rm, fireplace and nice open kitchen. HOA incomm. $80,000 NOW $70,000 MLS #208093 REDUCED NEW LISTING NEW LISTING REDUCED Find your dream home here! Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com OAKS AT OKEECHOBEE CBS beautiful new 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? Location, Location, Location Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers. 19 Okeechobee News October 3, 2014

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THE GREAT AMERICANDRIVE EVENT Jim ArrigoOwner & President John ArrigoVice President & General Manager J & ^ AS LOW AS AS LOW AS AS LOW AS + WAS WAS WAS ++ OFFERS NOT IN CONJUNCTION, OTHER RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. ALL OFFERS FOR WELL QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS, NOT ALL CUSTOMERS WILL QUALIF Y. 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 TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. VEHICLE ART FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY, OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT OR VARYING MODEL MAYBE SHOWN. PREVIOUS SALES EXCLUDED. VEHICLE STOCK QUANTITIES VARY DAILY, RANKINGS BASED ON REGISTERED SALES FOR CHRYSLER CORP. AL L OFFERS EXPIRE DATE OF PUBLICATION. SEE DEALER FOR FULL DETAILS. + ON SELECT MODELS, TERMS VARY, IN LIEU OF REBATES WITH APPROVED CREDIT. ^NOT ALL BUY ERS WILL QUALIFY, CREDIT APPROVAL IS REQUIRED. TERMS RATES AND DOWN PAYMENTS MAY VARY BASED ON CREDIT WORTHINESS. *PRICES PLUS TAX TAG TITLE $599.95 DEALER FEE AND LEASE CONQUEST REBATE. **WE WILL BEAT ANY LOCAL, VALID,PRINTED ADVERTISEMENT FROM ANOTHER AUTHORIZED DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RA M DEALER WITHIN THE SE BUSINESS CENTER ZONE ON ANY NEW IDENTICALLY EQUIPPED IN STOCK VEHICLE. CUSTOMER MUST PRESENT COMPETITORS AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE AND SUPPLY ACCURATE VIN NUMBER. COMPETITORS AD MUST BE DATED SAME DAY AS THE CUSTOMERS PURCHASE. IF WE BEAT THE COMPETITORS PRI CE, YOU MUST BUY THE VEHICLE FROM ARRIGO. DEALER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PURCHASE THE VEHICLE FROM THE OTHER DEALER. INCLUDING FA CTORY, DEALER DISCOUNTS AND REBATES. EXCLUDES TAX, TAG, TITLE & $599.95 DEALER FEE. .OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY, SEE DEALER FOR FULL DETAILS. 30% OFF VEHIC LE 2014 CHRYSLER 200 … MSRP $26,690 … SALE PRICE $17,999. TERMS, CONDITIONS AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY. SEE DEALER FOR DETAIL S. STORE 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: 8:00AM 5:00 PM € Sun: Closed 5851 US #1, FT. PIERCEJust South of Midway Road Just South o f Midw ay y Roa d 1-855-374-5019 MonSat830AM900PM S n1100AM 85537450 www.Arrigo.net BASED ON REGISTERED SALES OF 3 LOCATIONS. WE WILL BEAT ANY ADVERTISED PRICE BY $ 500 OR PAY YOU $ 1000 ** FOR THE LOWEST PRICE AND LARGEST SELECTION YOU GOTTA GO ARRIGO! RECEIVE A NO EXTRA CHARGE 2 YEAR MAINTENANCE PLAN + 24 HR. ROADSIDE ASSISTANCERESTRICTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY, SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. 2014 DODGE DARTORIGINAL MSRP $22,025$159LEASE AS LOW ASPER MO.FOR 39 MONTHS PLUS TAX $1999 DUE AT SIGNING, $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE, LESSEE PAYS FOR EXCESS WEAR AND MILEAGE OF $.25/MILE FOR EACH MILE OVER 10,000 MILES PER YEAR, WITH APPROVED CREDIT AND QUALIFYING CONQUEST LEASE CASH. 108 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS2014 JEEPCHEROKEEORIGINAL MSRP $23,990$159FOR 39 MONTHS PLUS TAX $2599 DUE AT SIGNING, $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE, LESSEE PAYS FOR EXCESS WEAR AND MILEAGE OF $.25/MILE FOR EACH MILE OVER 10,000 MILES PER YEAR, WITH APPROVED CREDIT AND QUALIFYING CONQUEST LEASE CASH. 83 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS2015 CHRYSLER 200ORIGINAL MSRP $25,490$169FOR 39 MONTHS PLUS TAX $2999 DUE AT SIGNING, $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE, LESSEE PAYS FOR EXCESS WEAR AND MILEAGE OF $.25/MILE FOR EACH MILE OVER 10,000 MILES PER YEAR, WITH APPROVED CREDIT AND QUALIFYING CONQUEST LEASE CASH. 197 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS 2014 DODGE AVENGER SE$15,999PAY AS LOW AS PAY AS LOW AS PAY AS LOW AS PAY AS LOW AS PAY AS LOW AS PAY AS LOW AS PAY AS LOW AS PAY AS LOW ASPRICE PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE & LEASE CONQUEST REBATE. PRICE PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE & LEASE CONQUEST REBATE. PRICE PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE & LEASE CONQUEST REBATE. PRICE PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE & LEASE CONQUEST REBATE. PRICE PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE & LEASE CONQUEST REBATE. PRICE PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE & LEASE CONQUEST REBATE. PRICE PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE & LEASE CONQUEST REBATE.131 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS ORIGINAL MSRP .............. $21,590 DISCOUNTS & REBATES ...-$5,591*2014 JEEPPATRIOT$14,99985 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP ..............$18,485 DISCOUNTS & REBATES .. -$3,486* *2014 CHRYSLER 300$24,99949 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP .............. $31,760 DISCOUNTS & REBATES .. -$6,761*2014 DODGE JOURNEY SE$16,999158 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP .............. $20,990 DISCOUNTS & REBATES ..-$3,991*2015 JEEPWRANGLER UNLIMITED 4X4$29,99992 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP ..............$31,876 DISCOUNTS & REBATES ..-$1,877*2014 CHRYSLERTOWN & COUNTRY TOURING$25,499138 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP .............. $31,760 DISCOUNTS & REBATES ...-$6,261* $1999 DUE AT SIGNING, $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE, LESSEE PAYS FOR EXCESS WEAR AND MILEAGE OF $.25/MILE FOR EACH MILE OVER 10,000 MILES PER YEAR, TO WELL QUALIFIED LESSEES OF A COMPETITIVE BRAND VEHICLE, WITH APPROVED CREDIT. 123 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS2014 RAM1500 CREW CAB EXPRESSORIGINAL MSRP $36,890$279FOR 39 MONTHS PLUS TAX 2014 RAM 3500 MEGA CAB$58,280Stk#143909. PRICE PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE & LEASE CONQUEST REBATE.ORIGINAL MSRP .................. $71,280 DISCOUNTS & REBATES .....-$13,000*2014 RAM1500 REG. CAB$19,99972 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP .............. $24,635 DISCOUNTS & REBATES ..-$4,636 2014RAM LONG HORN 4X4 DIESEL 20 2 15JEEP 20 14 J EE P 20 20 14 14 C C HR HR YS LE R R LEASE AS LOW AS LEASE AS LOW AS LEASE AS LOW ASPER MO.PER MO.PER MO. 20 Okeechobee News October 3, 2014