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Sunday, October 5, 2014 V ol. 105 No. 120 15.45 feetLast Year: 15.85 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ plus tax Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenAre you scared? October brings pumpkin patches and holiday decorations, such as this scarecrow seen in a pasture off S.W. 67th Drive. Many community organizations will host special events this month. For information on community events, see page 6. No water released to east coast this yearBy Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Heavy rainfall north of Lake Okeechobee is draining rapidly south, and the lake level is rising rapidly. In past years, that might have meant large releases of fresh water to the east and west coasts, sending the billions of gallons of fresh water to tide. But increased concerns for the environmental damage that too much freshwater can cause by disrupting the salinity levels in coastal estuaries has led to a more cautious stance by water managers. Its a juggling act for the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who must face concerns for water quality as well as water quantity. The structural integrity of the Herbert Hoover Dike also plays a part in water release decisions. There is a limit to how much water the lake can hold before the dike starts to breach. Another factor to consider is the health of the lake itself. The sheries have thrived under the current lake schedule, which puts the upper limit at 15.5 feet. Allowing the lake to go through normal cycles of high water and low water allows the natural vegetation to grow in the littoral zones during the dry season when the water recedes, and when those areas are ooded during the wet season, that submerged vegetation provides spawning beds for the sh. Signi cant rain fell on the Kissimmee basins in September, increasing ows into Lake Okeechobee and leaving the month as a whole with well above average rainfall across the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), meteorologists reported Oct. 2. September was the wettest month of the wet season so far and the wettest September in 10 years in Lake Okeechobee continues to riseBreast Cancer Awareness kick off ... Page 8 2-year-olds death ruled accidental drowning ... Page 10 Expect delays: road work under way ... Page 13 Man accused of hitting child with ashlight ... Page 14 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Clrng Or Cti! See LAKE Page 10 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Detectives from the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO) were called to a local mobile home park Friday afternoon regarding a possible drowning. OCSO Detective Lieutenant Brad Stark said the 91-year-old woman was found in a pond at the Oasis Village park in the 1600 block of U.S. 441 S.E. Lt. Stark said the womans name was being withheld pending noti cation of next of kin. Body of 91-year-old woman found in pondSee POND Page 10
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Road work It is never a good time for construction. T he changes to the main intersection will be great when it is completed. I just avoid the area if at all possible. It is an FDOT project, not county or city money. There were meetings held. If people c ant attend meetings, the county meetings are recorded for the public to view online. I cannot attend meetings. I appreciate the meeting being available to the public online. I hate to lose the trees, but it is not feas ible to move trees that big. If you have ever t ried to transplant an oak tree, you know w hat I mean. They will plant new trees and t he trees will grow. If you have to cut down a t ree, plant another tree. Life will go on. To those who complained about starting the road work project just before the t ourist season, have you read the reports on how long the projects will take? The completion date is nearly a year away. No matter w hen you start, part of the project would be going on during the tourist season. At least s tarting now they can get most of the digging and dirt moving done when we are not getting rain every afternoon. It seems DOT has decided that while t hey are tearing up the main intersection t hey might as well tear up everything else t oo. It looks like we will have four big DOT projects going on at the same time. It kind of makes sense. If you are going to x one t hing, might as well x the rest at the same t ime. And once they get it all done, it will be great. Just have a little patience and drive c arefully. This way it wont disrupt two tourist seasons.Drowning The family of the 2 year old who drowned is in my prayers. Such a tragedy. If you live in Florida, sooner or later you kid is going to wind up in the water. Florida is full of lakes, ponds, canals and rivers and s urrounded on three sides by ocean. Teach your kids to swim. Every child needs enough water safety knowledge to stay a oat and make their way to the edge where they can grab something to hold onto. There are even classes for babies.Courthouse The judges have money that comes from nes paid by people who plead guilty. Part of this money is set aside for courthouse expenses. The judges want a more extensive air quality study done because they think that mold might be making courthouse employees sick. For accounting purposes, they have to run this expenditure through the county commission of ce, even though the money did not come from the county taxes. And the county commissioners refuse to let them spend the money because they already did two more basic air quality studies. In what universe does that make sense?Hurricane shelter Using federal or state funds to improve our preparedness/response for our citizens is a sound decision. Possibly improve our local economics. Other counties have used these funds for the same reasons. If we dont use it some other county will! Remember, if we keep denying or saying no then eventually people will stop offering. The state already has acknowledged the shortage of shelters in Florida and they have put funds to resolve this, so why not move forward and get it done? Again lets look at the housing types of our county. The majority is mobile or modular and cannot stand up to strong winds of a Cat. 3 or higher. So you think building this structure will save those homes? This is just another attempt to build at tax payers expense and increase government employment for job security for those running the county. Better spent xing the drainage that oods roads and property in the county. Hurricane shelters dont save homes they save lives. Homes can be rebuilt or replaced. We were lucky in 2004 that no one was seriously injured when one of the service club buildings being used as a shelter lost part of its roof and the people at the shelter had to be evacuated in the middle of the storm. When it comes to grants, the county does need to be careful and consider the future costs. But I believe that a large, multipurpose building would generate enough rental fees to offset the operation and maintenance costs unlike the open-air barn. Gods Promised LambCalvin H. Fryar, pastorBrighton Baptist ChurchGenesis 22:7And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father., Behold the re and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering .13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. God told Abraham to take his only son Isaac, whom he dearly loved, and offer him up for a burnt offering. How startled Abraham must have been at such a command, but he did not hesitate. He probably thought, If I kill Isaac, it will be impossible for that promise to be ful lled, but faith obeyed, believing that God was able to raise him up (Heb. 9:19). God had told Abraham that the offering was to be made at one certain spot among the mountains of Moriah, far away from the tents of Abraham. God was always very particular about His types, and in order to make them as perfect as possible events, hidden pictures, he had to travel to a certain spot on Mount Moriahthe mountain where the temple would be built and the Lord Jesus would be cruci ed. To show his faith in God, Abraham told the two servants, I and the lad will come again to you. (Gen. 22:5). By this statement we know that he had complete faith that God would keep his promiseIsaac was the essence of that promise. In the name of that son, God had promised Abraham many things. Evidently Abraham believed God would provide a lamb in the place of Isaac or raise him up again. Did he know something about THE PROMISED LAMB? By the way he answered Isaacs question, I believe he didMy father, Behold the re and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? To that question Abraham answered: My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering. This question speaks of a longing that runs through the entire Old Testament. It runs from Genesis. 3:15 through Malachi 4:6. It can be seen in types, questions, revelations and sacri ces. One example is found in our text Abraham offering Isaac. This is a picture of the Father offering the Son (Read Jn. 3:16). Like Jesus, who without complaint took His place upon the cross, Isaac took his place upon the alter. But unlike Jesus, when the knife was raised, the story suddenly takes a turn. Abraham realizes his faith in Gods provision as a realityGod did provide HIMSELF A LAMB! Th e angel of the Lord stopped him and showed him a male lamb with his horns caught in a thicket. The Lord commanded him to spare his son and offer the lamb in his place. This is a picture of Jesus taking our place on the cross He died for the entire world. The Chinese character for righteousness is most interesting. It is composed of two separate charactersone standing for a lamb, th e other for me. And when lamb is placed directly above me, a new character is formed righteousnessEncyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations. And that is just what God would do fo r us. He would send His Son to take away our sin and cloth us with His righteousness. Abraham believed God and longed for THE PROVIDED LAMB. And he called that plac e Jehovah-jireh which means The Lord will provide. The Old Testament was a search fo r one to stand in the gap (See Ezek. 22:30) a nal lambGods Lamb. The constant question repeated over and over by every lamb offered for sacri ce was, Father where is th e lamb? Has the question found its answer? Has God provided Himself a Lamb? Turn to th e New Testament and the Gospel of John and look at the passage found in John 1:29, 36). On the opening pages of the gospel we have John saying, Behold the Lamb of God. A story found in Pulpit Helps reveals ou r need for a Savior. A man came up to a ministe r at the close of the service and said, I do no t see any necessity of the blood of Christ in m y salvation. I can be saved without believing in His shed blood. Very well, said the minister. How then, do you propose to be saved? B y following His example, was the answer. Tha t is enough for any man. I suppose it is, said the minister, and that is what you propose to do? I do, and I am sure that is enough. Ver y well, I am sure that you want to begin right. Th e Word of God tells us how to do that. I read her e concerning Christ, Who did no sin, neithe r was guile found in his mouth(1 Pet. 2:22). I suppose that you can say that of yourself, too? The man became visibly embarrassed. Well, he said, I cannot say that exactly. I have sometimes sinned. In that case you do not need an example, but a Savior; and the only way o f salvation is by His shed blood.Pulpit Helps. God provided a SaviorHis name is Jesus! The cry in the entire Old Testament was for a Savior but no lamb could ever take that plac e and stand in the gap; therefore, the cry continued. Where is the lamb, they cried? Then one day John the Baptist looked up and sa w Jesus. Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world, he proclaimed. October 5, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the Pulpit Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. 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We are pledged to operate our newspaper as a public trust. Fairness is extremely important to us. We admit our errors promptly and we dont bury the corrections. (If error appears on the front page, thats where we print the correction.) Sometimes people dont like what has been written about them. In those cases, we offer a right to reply and allow them to tell their own side of the story. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing email@example.com or call your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News October 5, 2014 Guest CommentaryBy APD Director Barbara PalmerSpecial to the Okeechobee News One of the top priorities of the Florida A gency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) is to help people with developmental disabilities nd employment. APD customers tell us they want to be able to nd and keep a job just like anyone else. The agency provides services, like job coaching, to ensure that individuals are able to keep their positions for the long term. October is when the entire nation focuses on employment opportunities for people w ith disabilities because it is Disability Employment Awareness Month. Floridas theme for the month is Abilities Work. On Sept. 23, Governor Scott and the cabinet declared October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Florida. This past year, Governor Rick Scott recommended and the Florida Legislature supported providing $500,000 for on-thejob training and internships. These dollars helped 170 people nd jobs or internships, many for the rst time. These opportunities to learn job skills are invaluable. Additionally, APD has more than 3,500 of its customers who are successfully working. When people with disabilities are working they are relying less on others to meet their needs. Anyone who is working feels more valued and better about themselves. It is a smart investment. APD customer Rachel Caylor has worked at a Pensacola Walmart for seven years. Caylor recently moved up to a cashier position, which was her goal. Caylors Supervisor, Shalawn Kennedy, was impressed with Caylors persistence and willingness to volunteer to help as a cashier so they offered her the permanent cashier position. Kennedy said, Rachel has a great work ethic. She is an all-around girl because she is knowledgeable about a lot of areas. She is reliable and dependable. Rachel does what is asked of her, then more. She is also great with customers. Individuals just want a chance to prove themselves to a willing employer. APD works in partnership with the states Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program to provide support that the individual and the employer may need to ensure a successful job match. I hope to see more people with disabilities nding long-term careers, like Caylor. We need companies that are willing to provide job opportunities to all people who are quali ed and able to perform the work. I want to assure you that APD, VR, Blind Services, Department of Economic Opportunity, Veterans Affairs, and other programs are here to help your organization make the best job match. And we will be there in the future should either party need assistance. We want the partnership to be a win-win for everyone involved and your organization to have a dedicated employee just like Rachel Caylor. Meaningful work is a top priority Domers team continues legacy of serviceDear Community: Writing this letter brings about mixed emotions for me. On one hand I am beyond saddened by the death of my father, Ray Domer. On the other hand, I am proud of the legacy that he left behind and excited about the challenges that lie ahead. I want to assure you that we are not closing our doors. The Domers team is working harder than ever and we are blessed to be able to do so. Each member of our team is valuable and collectively they have over 100 years of experience with our business. Needless to say, we will continue to provide the dependable and trustworthy service that Domers has provided for almost 90 years. My brother, Jacob, and I are the fourth generation of Domer men to have the opportunity to continue to uphold the principles that our business has been built upon; honesty, integrity and accountability. We plan to protect and advance the reputation that our great-grandfather, grandfather and father worked so hard to build. My dad always told us that business is more than the exchange of goods and services for money; it is about building and sustaining relationships. We appreciate the relationship that we have with you and we look forward to the continued opportunity to provide you with reliable products and services. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns. Yours sincerely, Justin Ray DomerDo a good deedThere is nothing like having a great time while also doing a good deed. Here is your opportunity to do both. A fun-time golf tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at Blue Heron Golf Club, as a fund raiser for the Okeechobee Blood Roundup. Kicking off with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., it is limited to 12 teams of 4 for only $140 ($35 each). Prizes, food and goody bags. Youll have a good time and help the Blood Roundup too. Further information is available at 863-7632971 or 863-697-0211. Ill see you there. Joan RodenOkee-TantieI am reading with great anticipation, that the Okee-Tantie RV park may be opening. Of course the panel of commissioners seem to have divided thoughts on this project. My fear is that we will again do nothing, for fear of spending too much money, having inferior people trying to work out there. Inferior meaning, people who do not care. My question is this, when the Cattlemen need something done at the arena, we all band together, nd the work force, and get it done. Why cannot this huge project be handled in such a way? Find people who care. People with an interest will nd the time and the money to make improvements. There is also the value of volunteering. There is also the work force of people doing community service hours. County Commissioners, pull together a list of the work horses in town, the ones who in the past have said they want the Okee-Tantie to come back to life. There has to be a group to get this work done effectively. After attending for two years, the Fourth of July celebrations out at Okee-Tantie, many have rediscovered the beautiful area that it is. Why let it just sit out there, for no reason, when it is a gold mine, right in our own back yard? Yes monies will have to be spent. But, the future of the area, is so bright, if we do this project correctly. But, when I read, Reopening Area A would probably require a complete demolish, my blood quickly rises to the point of boiling. As we have seen quite enough demolish around here lately. QUITE enough. I am beginning to sound like a broken record, when I say, LEAVE the trees alone! The word demolish and trees should not be used in the same sentence. So, county commissioners lets get it all together, make the Okee-Tantie into a place winter visitors, even our own folks would enjoy camping in their own back yard. Make it to where it is a dot on the R.V. travelers maps, as a go to spot, even a space for the Boy Scouts to have troop meetings, to sh, camp, trail walk, etc. The possibilities are endless. Have a great vision for the area, proceed with courage, spend the money to entice all travelers from the east and west coast to visit our community as we FINALLY have something to offer them. Keep the momentum going with much enthusiasm for the works to be done, done correctly, and for the betterment of our community. Be forever mindful of its potential of its God-given beauty. If we drag our feet in the sand, it will never get done, so please, get to work on this project. Thank you, Bobbi Poole Letters to the Editor Agri-Civic Center open to public for exercisingUnless an event is taking place, the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center grounds are open to area residents for exercise activities such as walking, running and bike riding on a daily basis. The gate on S.R. 70 is open from 7 a.m. until dusk for residents to access the roads and parking lots within the facility.
L egion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64, 501 S.E. Second St., w ill host Sunday night bingo on Oct. 5 at 6 :30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo a rea. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. P ayoffs will be determined by player attend ance. All proceeds to bene t the Americ an Legion veterans programs. The event i s open to the public. The American Legion n ow has free WIFI for its lounge and dining r oom patrons.4-H club selling plantsHis Handiwork 4-H Club will be selling bare root strawberry plants from Plant City, Oct. 6 8 from 1 until 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Extension Of ce. Plants are two for $1. For information, call Stephani at 863254-9041 or the Extension Of ce at 863-7636469. Proceeds from the sale will be used for educational supplies and equipment. Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.Alexander Garrett Conner, 2OKEECHOBEE Alexander Garrett Conner died September 29, 2014. He was born August 8, 2012 in Ft. Pierce. Alexander lived in Okeechobee his entire life. He loved the color green, dinosaurs, dogs, dancing and the cartoon Animaniacs. He wanted everyones attention and would throw a little crying t when he did not get the attention he wanted. Alexander is survived by his mother, Jaime Conner; grandparents, Kenneth and Ethel Sprigle, Lacey and Theresa Doyle all of Okeechobee and Robert Bob and Jackie Conner of Indiantown; sister, Ava Conner; brother, Adrian Conner all of Okeechobee; many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and close friends; and his dog, Chewy. Memorial services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Gilbert of New Testament Baptist Church of ciating. 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. Pearl Darlene HazelliefOKEECHOBEE Pearl Darlene Hazellief was born January 24, 1946 and went to meet the Lord on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Pearl attended Okeechobee High School and continued her education at Indian River Community College where she earned her nursing certi cation. Later, she attended the University of Alabama and became a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She loved w orking with children, many of which referred to her as Aunt Pearl. She also served as a missionary in Haiti for almost three years helping children. She is survived by her mother, Leatrice Patty Hazellief; brother, David Hazellief and his wife, Betty Lou Hazellief; sister-in-law, Joy Walker; nephews, Michael Hazellief and his wife, Jeanne Hazellief, Clint Rucks and his wife, Heather Rucks, Erick Rucks and his wife, Amanda Rucks, Justin Hazellief and his wife, Angela Hazellief; and seven great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Nathaniel Hazellief; and brother, Bruce Hazellief. Visitation was 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2014 at North Okeechobee Church of God. Interment will follow at Basinger Cemetery. 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Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 5, 2014 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com C ommunity Events Brought to you by:Lic#CAC1817236 Lic#CFC022585 863.763.6461Since 1975 Sit & sew set for Oct. 7ConKerr Cancers next sit and sew will be held on 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 community who want to make a difference to children stricken with cancer or other lifechanging 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 of 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.Womens health luncheon setRaulerson Hospital will host a Womens 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.Bene t planned for Oct. 11Cypress 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 239-7073005, Rhonda at 863-261-3585 or Nadene at 863-634-3592.Lions Club plans 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 are welcome. Lions proceeds are going back into the community. Space rental is $15. Diabetes screening will also be available. Everyone who has anything to sell, now is the time and the place. For information, contact Richard at 812-459-4788.Howl-O-Ween bash slatedBellas Angels is hosting their inaugural Howl-O-Ween bash at 30076 E. State Road 78, behind the Buckhead Ridge Fire Department, Saturday, Oct. 18 from noon until 5 p.m. There will be games, pet costume contests, cake walk, bounce house and more. Feel free to bring your pooch for free trick or treating. All breeds are welcome. All dogs must be leashed, friendly and current on shots. For information, email email@example.com. Vendors are welcome.
Special to the Okeechobee NewsCady McGehee of Okeechobee has entered three head of Ayrshire and Guernsey in the dairy division of the 41st annual North A merican International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). The NAILE is recognized as the w orlds largest purebred livestock show with nearly 27,000 entries and nearly $750,000 in prizes and awards. Scheduled for Nov. 8-21, the event takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. Purebreds farms from nearly every state and Canada bring livestock to compete in one of ten expo divisions: dairy cattle, dairy goats, meat goats, beef cattle, cowboy-mounted shooting, quarter horses, draft horse, sheep, swine and llamas and alpacas. More than 200,000 American and international visitors attend the hundreds of individual breed shows, sales and events. In addition to the recognition and prize money that comes with winning at the NAILE, the value of the champion breeding stock is signi cantly enhanced. Breed association events are not the only NAILE feature. The expo is also home to numerous youth events that are an important part of the livestock industrys traditions including: Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup; Youth, Junior, College and Senior Collegiate Dairy Judging Contest; 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl; National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest; National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest; National 4-H Skill-A-Thon Contest; Junior College Livestock Judging Contest; and, National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference. Additionally, youth exhibitors enter market animals, those targeted for meat production, in the Junior Steer Show, Junior Market Swine Show or Junior Market Lamb Show. These youth shows are sponsored by Farm Credit Services Mid-America and are nationally recognized for both the quality of competition and prestige of winning. Champions from these shows are sold at the Sale of Champions on Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. The professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Great Lakes Circuit Rodeo Finals takes place Nov. 13 15 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Tickets for the invitational nals rodeo are $25 on Thursday, $30 on Friday and $32 for Saturdays performance. Children under 12 get in for $5 on Thursday and $10 on Friday and Saturday with a paid adult. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800745-3000. From the 200,000 square foot giant country store and food court, to the entertaining PRCA rodeo, NAILE visitors nd lots to do and see in addition to attending the livestock competitions. The NAILE is produced by the commonwealth of Kentucky and the Kentucky State Fair Board. It is held at the Commonwealths giant Kentucky Exposition Center, which features over 1,200,000 square feet of climatecontrolled exhibition space. Local animals head to purebred livestock expo Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2014 Okeechobee County Community Guide S Big Lake Eye Care A Quick Reference Guide for New and Longtime Residents 2014-2015 Okeechobee County School Information Guide Featuring 763-3937 Big Lake Eye CareSupplement to the Okeechobee NewsAugust 13, 2014 See our Dads ad on page 3 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida LOCALLY OPERATEDDirect Cremation $495 Direct Cremation (with family identication viewing) $695 Cremation & Chapel Service $870 Traditional Cremation (includes rental casket) $2,495 Traditional Funeral & Burial $1,995 Graveside Service $1,495 Ship-Out-Of-State $1,295863-357-7283okeechobeeseawinds.com We accept pre-arrangements from all other funeral home. Call today for a free, no obligation consultation! Seawinds Funeral Group > Vero Beach > Sebastian > Melbourne > St. Lucie County > Okeechobee > Stuart > West Palm Beach > Lake Placid Okeechobees Most Affordable Funeral Home & Crematory Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 12 p.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North 7 Okeechobee News October 5, 2014 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Prices are still crazy high! Most calves are higher $1-$2. Slaughter cows & bulls are still strong and steady. Archbold Expeditions, Venus, topped the calf market with a high of $5.30 bought by B & M Cattle. Peeples Family Ranch, Moore Haven, topped the slaughter cow market with a high of $1.25 bought by Central Beef. Our special sales are just around the corner: Oct. 10: 44 Farms Angus Bull Sale Oct. 17: Little Creek Farms Brangus Bull sale plus 50 head (registered & commercial) Brangus Heifers. See ya here at the market! Todd
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In previous years, the group followed w ith the National Fire ghters Association and funded the Susan G. Komen Foundation, but after learning that those funds do not stay in the local community nor was anyone from the community receiving help from that organization, they made a change. This year, proceeds from the Breast Cancer Awareness items will go to Heroes 4 Hope, a local support group that helps those ghting cancer. Shannon Gagliardi made connections with Thomas Barber, who is one of the founders of Heroes 4 Hope, and made sure that all funds will stay local. The Oct. 1 event was the kick off for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They will have another event at Beef O Bradys later in October. Ms. Gagliardi is also working on something for the month of November for mens health. The re ghters and paramedics started Breast Cancer Awareness fundraisers four years ago. They now sell about 800 shirts a year. The shirts are $20 each. If you missed the kick off, or for more information, you contact Ms. Gagliardi by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Local re ghters kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyLocal Fire ghters and Paramedics #2918 kicked off their annual Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt sales Oct. 1. Left to right are Thomas Barber, Shannon Gagliardi, Robin Parrish and Taylor Kinman. Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyShirts, cozies, phone cases, pins and more help support Heroes 4 Hope, which helps Okeechobee residents who are ghting cancer.
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Much of the months rainfall came during the past two weeks, with the upper and lower Kissimmee basins each experiencing more than 160 percent of average rainfall for the month. The Upper Kissimmee received 9.39 inches, or 3.57 inches above average. The Lower Kissimmee received 9.65 inches, or 3.95 inches above average. These heavy rains signi cantly increased the ow of water into Lake Okeechobee. Total in ow of water into the lake rose to 16,030 cubic feet per second as of Wednesday, compared to 9,892 cubic feet per second about two weeks ago. Lake Okeechobee is about 6 inches higher than its historic average for this time of y ear. The lake received 7.04 inches of direct rainfall in September, representing 126 percent of average, or 1.44 inches above average. District-wide, a total of 8.92 inches of rain fell from Orlando to the Keys, representing 130 percent of average, or 2.07 inches above average. While levels continue to rise in Lake Okeechobee, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will make no adjustments in target ows to the Caloosahatchee River at this time. The Corps announced Wednesday, Oct. 1, that the target ow from the lake to the Caloosahatchee Estuary would remain at a seven-day average of 650 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. However, as has been the case for much of the summer, local runoff outside the lake into the Caloosahatchee River will likely continue to cause ows to exceed this target on a frequent basis. The target ow for the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80) is also unchanged with no lake w ater being released, although local basin runoff from the St. Lucie Canal (C-44) will continue to be allowed to pass through the St. Lucie Lock as necessary. The lake has risen a half foot over the past week, said Lt. Col. Tom Greco, Jacksonville District deputy commander for South Florida on Oct. 1. Nearto long-term forecasts all call for continued wet conditions. Well continue to monitor the lake level and conditions very closely, making adjustments as necessary. On Wednesday, the lake stage was 15.30 feet and on Thursday, the lake was 15.39 feet. By Friday, it was 15.45 feet. It is currently in the Operational Low Sub-Band of the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule. The top of that optimal lake level schedule is 15.5 feet. Under current conditions at this lake level, LORS authorizes discharges of up to 4,000 cfs at Moore Haven Lock & Dam, and up to 1,800 cfs at St Lucie. However, the Corps has kept the discharges at Moore Haven to 650 cfs and is making no discharges to the St. Lucie, while continuing to closely monitor the conditions. Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) is a 143mile earthen dam that surrounds Lake Okeechobee, the heart of the KissimmeeOkeechobee-Everglades system. The original dike was constructed with gravel, rock, limestone, sand, and shell. Since 2007, the Corps has made a signi cant investment, over $300 million, in projects designed to reduce the risk of catastrophic failure of the aging structure. As the lake level rises, the chance of a breach of the earthen Herbert Hoover Dike increases. The risk is greatest at the south end of the big lake, where the land elevations are lower. The lake level can rapidly increase if a tropical storm or hurricane hits. After Tropical Storm Faye hit the state in 2008, the level of Lake Okeechobee rose more than 2 feet in 10 days. At 16 feet, the chance of dike breach is about 5 percent, according to the Army Corps of Engineers studies. At 18 feet, the probability of dike failure is 45 percent. Should the dike reach 20 feet, a dike breach is expected. Should the dike fail, there could be catastrophic ooding south of the big lake, where some areas are only 11 to 12 feet above sea level.Sources for this article include press releases from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District. LAKEContinued From Page 1 The detective said the woman was found Oct. 3 around noon near the bank of a pond at the park. Actually, she was at weed level, he said. Lt. Stark went on to say the cause o f death will be determined by the 19th Judicial Circuit Medical Examiners Of ce in Fort Pierce. But, there is no sign of foul play, he added. More details will be released as they become available. PONDContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local detective has con rmed the death of a 2-year-old Okeechobee boy earlier this week has been ruled as an accidental drowning. Alex Connor was found oating Sept. 29 in a canal behind some homes on S.E. 19th Court. That canal, said Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO) Detective Bryan Lowe, was 31 inches deep. Detective Lowe also con rmed Friday, Oct. 3, the 19th Judicial District Medical Examiners Of ce has determined the toddlers death to be an accident. The boy sustained no other injuries, added the detective. An initial report by OCSO Deputy Quinton Speed stated the toddlers grandfather, Kenneth Earl Sprigle Sr., 55, came home from work Monday evening and couldnt nd his grandson. He and neighbor William Perry began looking along a seawall along the canal. At the east end of Mr. Sprigles property, the men spotted the toddler in the water. Mr. Perry jumped into the canal, grabbed the boy and handed him to the childs uncle, Kenneth Sprigle Jr. After getting the toddler to expel some water, Kenneth Jr. started to do cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on his nephew. Emergency medical personnel from Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue arrived and took over. The toddler was taken to Raulerson Hospital where he was pronounced dead, said Detective Lowe. Detective Lowe said Alex was inside the home with some other adults when he apparently opened a door that was supposed to be locked and left the home. His mother said he was infatuated with the water, added the detective. Although his investigation remains open, Detective Lowe said there are no signs o f foul play. He said it remains a tragic accident. M.E. rules boys death accidental drowning Golf tournament bene ts annual blood driveA fun-time golf tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at Blue Heron Golf Club, as a fundraiser for the Okeechobee Blood Roundup. The tournament will get under way with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The eld will be limited to 12 teams of four players. The entry fee is $140 per team or $35 per player. There will be prizes, food and goody bags. For information, call 863-763-2971 or 863-697-0211.Ask a Lawyer event is free for seniorsOkeechobee Senior Services, 1690 N.W. Ninth Ave., is hosting an Ask A Lawyer day Wednesday, Oct. 22, for people 60 and over who need to talk to a lawyer for free. Call the Senior Center at 863-462-5180 or Florida Rural Legal Services at 888-582-3410 for an appointment. Appointments are offered from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
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In large bowl, mix cake mix, 1 cup of the our and the yeast. Add water; stir with wooden spoon until dough forms. Add the remaining our 1/4 cup at a time, stirring after each addition, until soft dough forms. You may not need all of the our. Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. 3. Gently punch down dough, and then reshape it into a ball. Let rest for a few minutes. Meanwhile, have melted butter ready, and in small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon. 4. On lightly oured surface, roll dough into large rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Starting with one long end, tightly roll up dough into a log. Cut into 12 rolls. 5. Place rolls in pan(s); cover with plastic wrap. Let rise about 30 minutes while you heat oven to 375F. 6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; spread with frosting. Serve warm or at room temperature. B.R.A.T. Club in Okeechobee is looking for volunteersThe Building Relationships Among Teens (B.R.A.T.) Club in Okeechobee is looking for volunteers. If you are over the age of 21, and a fun-loving and energetic person, we want you! Come help out the youth of the community at various youth events. Contact Tammi Kelly at 772-7086764, or Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996 for information.
Early vote th st Check Your Voter Status! 13 Okeechobee News October 5, 2014 Motorists are reminded to wear safety b elts and drive with caution, courtesy, comm on sense, and patience as they travel t hrough work zones. Remember, speeding nes are doubled in work zones. Travelers c an visit www.FL511.com or dial 511 from t heir phone to learn about traf c conditions o n major roadways across the state. Roadw ork planned this week includes the followi ng:Okeechobee County U.S. 441 from C.R. 68E to N.E. 3 12th Street: Maintenance contract proje ct: Crews are working on roadway should ers close to the road. Use caution when t raveling in the area. U.S. 441 (North Parrot Avenue) f rom 290th Trail to N.W. 344th Street: M aintenance project: Crews will repair conc rete mitered end sections. There are no p lanned lane closures, but use caution and w atch for workers close to the road. U.S. 441 from 5th Street to S.R. 70 a nd S.R. 70 from U.S. 441 to Seventh A ve: U.S. 441 from 5th Street to S.R. 70 and S .R. 70 from U.S. 441 to 7th Avenue will be c losed from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., Thursday, O ctober 9, for the 2014 Okeechobee High S chool Homecoming Parade. Use caut ion when traveling in the area. The City of O keechobee Police Department will be in c harge of traf c control. For more informat ion on this event, call 863-462-5025. U.S. 98 from S.R. 70 to C.R. 68 (N.W. 160th Street): Maintenance project: C rews will be repairing roadway shoulders. T here are no planned lane closures, but use c aution and watch for workers close to the r oad. S.R. 70 from N.W./S.W. Fourth Ave nue to N.E./S.E. Third Avenue: Cons truction project: This project improves the i ntersection at U.S. 441. Crews are clearing t he right of way and beginning work on sub g rade and drainage. Observe posted speed l imits, look out for pedestrians and bicyc lists, and drive with caution in the construct ion zone. During this project, crews will add t urn lanes, widen and resurface the roadway, i mprove drainage, replace traf c signals and b uild curb, gutter, and sidewalk. Estimated c ompletion is summer 2015. The contractor i s Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. S.R. 70 from N.E. 34th Avenue to B erman Road: Construction project: This p roject expands the roadway to four lanes. C rews are installing construction signs and s ilt fence to control erosion. During this proje ct, crews will add lanes and rebuild the exi sting roadway, construct concrete bridges, i mprove drainage, build curb, gutter, and s idewalk, and install guardrail, permanent s igns and pavement markings. Observe p osted speed limits, look out for pedestrians a nd bicyclists, and drive with caution in the c onstruction zone. Estimated completion i s summer 2017. The contractor is Ranger C onstruction Industries, Inc. S.R. 70 east of Okeechobee/N.E. 3 4th Avenue to Williams Road/N.E. 4 8th Avenue : Maintenance permit project: C rews are relocating utilities along the south s ide of the road. No lane closures are scheduled, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. C.R. 68 (Micco Bluff) from S.R. 700 (U.S. 98) northerly to N.W. 285th Drive: Construction Project: Crews will begin working on drainage structures. Watch for aggers directing traf c, and be prepared to stop. This project consists of milling and resurfacing, widening, base work, shoulder treatment, drainage improvements, box culvert extensions, guardrail and signing and pavement marking estimated completion is spring 2015. The contractor is J.W. Cheatham, LLC. Everglades Boulevard from U.S. 98/441 to south of S.R. 710, including S.E. 34th Avenue, S.E. 28th Street, S.E. 43rd Avenue, S.E. 26th Street and 40th Avenue): Construction Project: Crews continue paving during the day. Expect periodic daytime lane closures with aggers directing traf c and be prepared to stop. Crews will pave in the school zone on Saturday; weather permitting. This project includes resurfacing the roadway, adding paved shoulders, replacing damaged drainage pipe and adding new pipe, upgrading guardrail and replacing mailboxes. Estimated completion is spring 2015. The contractor is J.W. Cheatham, LLC.Glades County Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST Trail) from north of the Herbert Hoover Dike Bridge to the bridge east of C.R. 721: Construction project: Improvements under this contract include enhancement to the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) with construction of a 10-foot asphalt shared use path, two-foot shoulders, signs and pavement markings. No lane closures are expected; however, use caution as trucks enter and exit S.R. 78 near the Lake Port area. Estimated completion is spring 2015. The contractor is Lawrence Lynch Corp. S.R. 78 from U.S. 27 to Harney Pond Canal: Maintenance permit project: Crews are replacing poles along the roadway. Motorists should expect intermittent daytime lane closures from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. U.S. 27 from Bronson Road to the city of Moore Haven: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be replacing pipe culverts during daytime hours Monday through Friday. Drivers should use caution as crews work near the roadway. U.S. 27 from S.R. 78 (Ortona) to the City of Moore Haven : Maintenance contract project: Crews will be cleaning the canal during daytime hours Monday through Friday. Drivers should use caution as crews work near the roadway. S.R. 78 in the town of Buckhead Ridge: Maintenance project: Crews will be trimming weeds near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. Road Watch
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Responsible for making sure that all of the relevant and pertinent information for each claim is provided by the responsible parties involved.JOB REQUIREMENTS Outstanding communication, Critical thinking, time management, organization skills Detail Orientated Procient in Microsoft Applications Professional appearance and work ethic Great attitude with a high-energy personality Superior customer service skills Warranty administrator experience is preferred, but a strong working knowledge of service management will be considered. Associates Degree Preferred The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Employment Full Time Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 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ApartmentsOKEECHOBEE QUIET COUNTRY 1/1 VERY CLEAN WITH LARGE KITCHEN, TILE FLOORS, FENCED YARD, ELEC/WIFI/SATELLITE INCLUDED. $600/MO. +SECURITY (863)467-1950 TOWNCENTER APTS. 2 br./1 1/2 ba. Apts. Move-In Special 50% off 1st month Rent! 863-763-8878 Condos/Townhouses RentOAK LAKE VILLA 2/2 $700 A MONTH AVAILABLE OCT. CALL 863-763-4831 Houses Rent3BD/1BA HOUSE ON 1 ACRE, CERAMIC TILE FLOORS, NEW CABINETS & COUNTER TOPS. NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURITY $850.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 A DORABLE 2.5 BR, 1 BA, In town. W/D hookup. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet ok. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 941-504-3954 CLEAN 3BR HOUSE, DIXIE RANCH ACRES AREA, 10011 NW 64TH AVE. PETS ALLOWED UPON APPROVAL. $700/MO. 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Houses Rent Houses RentOkeechobee CHARMING, CLEAN & WELL KEPT 3/2 updated, 12 mile NE of town center, lawn, pest, trash & water included. $691.00 per month. Call M-F only. NO PETS. 863.467.9800 Office Space Rent Time To Move In Is Now First 2 Months FreeNext to Court House Commercial Space 500, 1000, 1300 SF. 863-467-0651 CORNER OFFICE 2,500 SQ FT, WATER-SEWERDUMPSTER INCLUDED, 2 MONTHS FREE RENT, CALL 863-634-7994 FOR DETAILS. RoommateELDERLY MALE SNOWBIRD Non smoker, looking to spend the winter in Okeechobee. Will share house or apt. (810)956-6497 VacationRentalsSEASONAL 2/2 w/Lake Access. Furnished. All appliances including Washer / Dryer. 1st, last, & security. 561-718-1212 Owner is a realtor. Houses SaleWATERFRONT TREASURE ISLAND 2/2, DWMH, CORNER LOT, 1/3 ACRE, VERY PRIVATE, (2) ROOM WORK SHOP, COVERED RV HOOKUP, SEPTIC, METAL ROOF, FENCED YARD $63,000.00 863-801-4220 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Office Space Rent Out of State Property Sale MONTGOMERY TENNESSEE CLOSE TO NASHVILLE, 5 ACRES IN A BEAUTIFUL UPSCALE DEVELOPMENT (CUMBERLAND COVE) BY GOLF COURSE. MUST SELL $22,500.00 CALL FOR MORE DETAILS 954-515-2831 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. FURNISHED MOBILE HOME 2/1, INCLUDES WATER, GARBAGE AND LAWN SERVICE $600.00 MO PLUS $300.00 SECURITY. RV SITES AVAILABLE LAKE ACCESS NO PETS 8022 HWY 441 SE MUST HAVE REFERENCES CALL 863-697-6412 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Sport Utility1997 CHEVY BLAZER HIGH MILES BUT RUNS GOOD ASKING $1,600.00 CALL FOR MORE INFO 812-865-0523 2007 Lexus RX350 Fully Loaded, Light Blue, leather interior, navigator, good tires, 1 owner, serviced by Lexus. $9,900.00 863-763-3769 or 770-241-4015 Utility Trailers2013 FLATBED TRAILER 20 $2,000 CALL 863-467-8793 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 472014CA000324 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, VS. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR ANY UNKNOWN CLAIMANT BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST COLEY L. HACKETT, DECEASED, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR ANY UNKNOWN CLAIMANT BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST COLEY L. HACKETT, DECEASED, whose last known address is 6324 SE 96th Circle, Okeechobee, FL 34974, AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described real property located in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida: LOTS 10 AND 11, BLOCK 17, PINE OAKS VILLAGE, SECTION 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 20, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 2007 FLEETWOOD HOMES, SPRINGHILL MODEL, SERIAL NOS. GAFL634A80074 and GAFL634B80074. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Edmond Alonzo, Esq., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is: Alonzo Law Of ces, P.A, 217 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 on or before 30 days of the initial publication, and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated this 24th day of Sept., 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Arlene Nealis DEPUTY CLERK 467461 on 9/28;10/5/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 47-2014-CP-000124 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: JAMES L. FINK, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of JAMES L. FINK, deceased, Case Number 47-2014-CP-000124 is pending in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Okeechobee County Courthouse, Probate Division, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. The duciary lawyer-client privilege in Florida Statute 90.5021 applies with respect to the Personal Representative and any attorney employed by the Personal Representative. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED PURSUANT TO FLA. PROB. R. 5.240 THAT: All persons on whom this Notice is served who have objections that challenge the quali cations of the Personal Representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to le their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to le a petition for determination of exempt property within the time provided by law or the right to exempt property is deemed waived. An election to take an elective share must be led within the time provided by law. ALL CREDITORS ARE NOTIFIED PURSUANT TO FLA. PROB. R. 5.241 THAT: All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents estate on whom a copy of this Notice is served, within three months after the date of the rst publication of this Notice, must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and persons having claims or demands against the Decedents estate must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Publication of this Notice has begun on the 28th day of September, 2014. Personal Representative: Attorney For Personal Representative: BRENDA A. FINK DANA H. HANKINS, P.A. 540 Cascade Circle, Unit 100 BY: DANA H. HANKINS, Esquire Casselberry, FL 32707 Florida Bar No. 305006 2510 E. Jackson Street Orlando, Florida 32803 ATTORNEY AT LAW Telephone 407-896-9650 Facsimile 407-896-9648 DanaHankinsLaw@gmail.com 467429 ON 9/28;10/5/2014 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF PERSONAL ITEMS: Notice is hereby given that Awesome Self Storage, in accordance with Florida Statues Self Storage Facility Act, Sections 83-801 through 83-809, will dispose of the contents of the following storage units: Unit C322 belonging to David Cantalini, Unit D404 & E609 belonging to Mike and Vicki Johnson, Unit C208 belonging to Kelvin and Gwendolyn Koger, Unit OP12 belonging to Rick Stephens, and Unit E626 belonging to Karen Treece on October 20, 2014 Contentshousehold goods, etc. Disposal will take place on Awesome Self Storage premises. Awesome Self Storage 6489 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 863-357-2403 467583 ON 10/5,12/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2014-CA-000298-CAAX-MX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. RUSSELL D. WAYTOVICH (DECEASED), et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DEBORAH D. EASTRIDGE A/K/A DEBORAH D. WAYTOVICH A/K/A DEBORAH WAYTOVICH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBORAH D. EASTRIDGE A/K/A DEBORAH D. WAYTOVICH A/K/A DEBORAH WAYTOVICH Whose residence(s) is/are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiffs attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Driye, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within 30 days of rst publication, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: LOT 58 OUSLEY ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 36 AND 37, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TO INCLUDE MOBILE HOME: 1994 GRANT VIN # GAGMTD0122A TITLE # 0066714932; 1994 GRANT VIN # GAGMTD0122B TITLE # 0066714933 To include a: 1994 GRANT, VIN GAGMTD0122A and 0066714932 1994 GRANT, VIN GAGMTD0122B and 0066714933 If you fail to le your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiffs attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at OKEECHOBEE County this 1st day of October, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk NOTICEIf 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 seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 Omwen 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. 467599 ON 10/5,12/2014 Public NoticeNOW ACCEPTING BIDS FOR LAWN MOWING/ MAINTENANCE CONTRACT For gated community (Seminole Cove) Must have own insurance and be licensed. Please direct all inquires to Larry Maynard At (863) 623-4880 467568 ON 10/5,10/12/2014 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. FLORIDA Case No.: 2014-DR-316 IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: PAUL NICHOLSON, Husband, and DEBORAH J. NICHOLSON, Respondent/Wife NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION TO: Deborah J. Nicholson Address Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against for and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Paul Nicholson, whose address is 1137 10th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974, within thirty (30) days from the date of publication of the rst publication, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, either before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Further papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida 16 Okeechobee News October 5, 2014Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED : September 16, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ Debra Goodrich Deputy Clerk 467336 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12 Heres How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must ll each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can gure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The nore numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!
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18 Okeechobee News October 5, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Lady Brahmans played a marathon volleyball back-and-forth match with V ero Beach and several times had the Lady Indians on the ropes before they fell 22-25, 25-21, 25-19, 20-25, and 11-15 on Thursday night at OHS. The match was played at a high level with several long volleys and impressive athletic plays by both squads. Lady Brahman coach Taylor Pritchard said her girls were motivated by two recent losses to Vero Beach and wanted to come in and show their home fans and supporters a good effort. They de nitely wanted to come in and show up at our own house and I think we de nitely did that, she said. Pritchard said a number of the girls were upset after the loss with tears in their eyes, and she liked the passion the girls showed. They left everything on the court. That is the attitude I want at districts. If we keep up that re this season will be a good one, she added. OHS is now 9-7 with the season schedule winding down. Pritchard said the team continues to focus on their defense, following balls and anticipation of where balls will go. She said the team did those things well in this match. It comes down to being able to execute and battling the switches in momentum. Volleyball is all about momentum either you have it or you dont, she added. Pritchard said the team continues to work on serves and she wants to reduce service faults. She praised the teams serve receive in this match with few shanked balls and unforced errors on the court. We cleaned up the missed serves as the match went on. I feel we are in a good spot right now, she added. The Lady Seminoles of Pemayetv Emahakv remained unbeaten in volleyball with a 25-11 and 25-17 victory over Everglades City on Thursday. It was a long bus ride for the girls but they seemed to respond well according to their coach Kim Jackson. Raeley Matthews led the team with 13 kills and one ace. Aleina Micco had seven aces and two kills. Krysta Burton chipped in with three aces and Cady Osceola added two aces and two kills. The Lady Brahman golf team defeated Fort Pierce Central and St. Lucie West Centennial but fell to Jensen Beach by two strokes at a quad match held at the PGA Rider Course on Oct. 1. Okeechobee shot 217 in the match and Jensen Beach 215. OHS coach Bruce Conrad noted the girls have never beaten Jensen and were excited about how well they played without two of their top players. Cameron White led OHS with a 47. Emily Faulkner shot 39 to lead the Lady Falcons. Okeechobee High School lost a trigolf match Thursday to Jensen Beach and Lincoln Park also at the PGA Country Club. LPA shot 204, Jensen Beach with a 208 and OHS had a total score of 239. The Lady Brahmans were without four players in this match. Hannah Raulerson nished her round with a 45 and Cameron White carded a 49 to lead OHS. The greens were extremely fast and our putting was a major disappointment, Conrad said. LPAs top two players shot a combined 80 and Jensens top two shot 91. Conrad said his team has shot in the 190 range in matches this year so they are capable of competing against the best teams. Conrad said he is looking forward to next Tuesday when they play at Sail Fish Point which will be the site for the district tournament this year. Jensen Beach and LPA will also compete and OHS should be at full strength. Bobby Gomez had three goals, Cristian Isidro two goals and Adrian Guerrero, David Solorzano, Sebastian Chaves and Bryan Pinon added goals to lead Yearling Middle School to a 9-1 soccer victory over Oslo on Thursday. The Bulls have only been able to play three matches this year due to rain storms. This is the second time they have won by the mercy rule. Chaves and Gomez had three assists and Isidro added an assist for YMS. YMS coach Erick Rios said the match started with a lot of intensity for the Bulls because they hadnt gotten to play in two weeks. There was a lot of anxiety among Yearling players and they were a little disorganized in the rst half. They were mainly trying to score and win and forgot about the formation and strategy of the game, he said. Rios said his team played much better in the second half as they passed better and became more precise in their play. Oslo scored their goal on a penalty kick. Rios said he expects Yearling to have two competitive and spirited games against Osceola in the next two weeks. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyYearling improved to 3-0 on the season with a 9-1 victory over Oslo in middle school soccer action Thursday.
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