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Sunday, October 12, 2014 75¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 123 15.69 feetLast Year: 15.79 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Road work under way ... Page 17 Clrng Or Cti! Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenHomecoming paradeA Brahman knight fought a dragon on the Class of 2015 oat in the Okeechobee High School Homecoming Parade on Thursday in downtown Okeechobee. The theme for the parade was classic movies from childhood. For more photos from the parade, see the link on the Okeechobee News page on Facebook. By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Commission Thursday considered priorities for local projects to present to the Legislative Delegation Hearing on Oct. 24. Legislative priorities suggested by the county staff include: Support legislature/funding for wetland mitigation of land adjacent to Okeechobee County Airport; Storm water grant (FDEP #LP6114 grant) term extension; Support continued Medicaid formul a re nement to assist smaller rural counties; Support for small county relief from tax loss; asking that homestead exemption(s) County has wish list for state fundingSee LEGISLATIVE Page 10 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An accused murderer was captured in Okeechobee and has been returned to Vero Beach where he is being held without bond. Donald Matthew Crabtree, 45, has been charged with rst-degree murder in the beating death of Richard Lloyd on Sunday, Oct. 5. Crabtree allegedly killed Mr. Lloyd by hitting him numerous times in the head with a ballpeen hammer. The relationship between Crabtree and Mr. Lloyd is not clear, a spokeswoman with the Vero Beach Police Department (VBPD) said Friday, Oct. 10. He (Crabtree) refers to him (Mr. Lloyd) as his stepfather. But, it was someone he knew since he was 12. We cant really relate him by blood or marriage, said VBPD Public Information Of cer Anna Carden. On Tuesday, Oct. 7, he left with a friend to go to Okeechobee to his mothers home. Ms. Carden also said Mr. Lloyds exact age is not yet known. She said all thats known is that he was a former U.S. Marine and was in his 70s. Crabtrees mother, whose name was not known as of newspaper deadline, apparentl y was in a hospital on the coast, said Ms. Carden. Crabtree apparently stayed in her home on S.E. 50th Avenue in the Kings Bay subdivision until his arrest Thursday, Oct. 9, He was arrested b y Detective Marty D. Faulkner, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO). Crabtree was held at the local sheriffs of ce and later interviewed by VBPD detectives Brad Kmetz and Jason Jones. He was then returned to Vero Beach and is now being held at the Indian River County Jail. Detective Kmetz stated in his arrest report Accused Vero Beach murderer captured here Donald M. Crabtree See MURDER Page10 Vote yes for Economic Development ... Page 5 Over 100 grams of pot seized ... Page 8 YMS and OMS compete in soccer...Page 18
Today: A mainly sunny sky. High 89F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Clear skies. Low near 70F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Extended ForecastMonday : Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms possible. High 88F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Monday Night : Generally fair. Low 73F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday : Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours. Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High 84F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Tuesday Night : Thunderstorms during the evening, then skies turning partly cloudy overnight. Low 71F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%. IMPORTANT ELECTION INFORMATION Please take a few minutes to review this information. If you have questions, please call the Elections Oce (863-763-4014), email us at Elections@VoteOkeechobee.com or use the oce website at www.VoteOkeechobee.com. 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Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 2 Okeechobee News October 12, 2014 Indian River State College (IRSC) has been awarded a Title III grant of $1,547,040 from the U.S. Department of Education to increase student success by supporting developmental education through online learning, strengthening advising for online students and streamlining the path from an Associate Degree to a Bachelors Degree. The grant will support creation of userfriendly Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and establishment of a virtual advisement community fostering peer and student-to-advisor interaction. Additional tutors will be employed in the Academic Support Centers at the Colleges campuses on Floridas Treasure Coast. Grant funding will also enhance the DirectConnect to Success program, enabling a smooth transition from an Associate Degree program at IRSC and other Florida community and state colleges to a Bachelors Degree at the University of Central Florida. IRSC has recently obtained approximately $3 million in grant funds from a variety of sources including the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, National Science Foundation S-STEM Program, Florida Department of Education, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Women and Minority in Science Program. Grant supports online classes Okeechobee Forecast Prayer Walk heldTop, these are members of the First United Methodist Church who participated in the fourth annual Prayer Walk of September to pray for the local schools and government buildings. Locations visited were Yearling Middle, North Elementary, Okeechobee Achievement Academy and Peace Lutheran Preschool. Left to right are Josh Rivera, Ayden Wyatt, Haylie Conrad, Kimee Marquis, Pastor Jim Dawson, Diamond Christensen, Gracie Frank and Roxy Wyatt. (bottom) Left to right are: First United Methodist Church (FUMC) Associate Pastor Jim Dawson, Father Edward Weiss of Church of Our Saviour, Kimee Marquis, Ayden Wyatt, Gracie Frank, Diamond Christensen and Roxy Wyatt all of FUMC, Rev. Richard Barker-Pastor of Westside Christian, and Doc Thrift of FUMC who participated in the third Prayer Walk of September praying for Seminole and Everglades Elementary Schools, the police station and the sheriffs department. The annual Prayer Walk is sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association. Special to the Okeechobee News
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Drugs and alcohol Its a shame rst drugs in Central and now the Freshman Campus. Where are t hese kids parents? It is unfortunate that such things are happening in the schools, but you cant b lame the schools for student behavior. The kids are coming to school with the alcohol, drugs, etc. We drank our beer before we got to s chool. We cant blame the schools for the kids doing these things. However, we can place responsibility on the parents for not paying enough attention to their children and children do what they know. Its proven that 70 percent of children that grow up with parents that drink, smoke, do drugs or are abus ive will have the same behaviors and habits w hen they are older. Too many parents just let their kids run w ild. They are too busy to actually parent t heir own offspring. They want to be their c hildrens friend. That doesnt work. Your c hild does not need parents to be his friends. He needs you to be his mother and father. Parents are supposed to teach children right from wrong and set limits. Sometimes it is not always the parents either. You can only teach your children to t he best of your ability. Ultimately they have t o make the right choice. We all make mist akes.Marijuana VOTE YES ON 2! MEDICAL MARIJ UANA! The hype and propaganda about a s tore on every corner is ridiculous. The proj ection for Okeechobee is four new stores? T HAT would be wonderful, and they will need employees. That means jobs, revenue and lower taxes. Sick people will get medic ine, there will be more jobs, there will be more revenue. What about this do you not get? Vote yes on 2. Marijuana is a lot safer than pain pills. Ive never heard of someone over dosing on marijuana like all these pain pills that the doctors are giving out to people. Marijuana is a herb that comes from mother nature and if God didnt want it to be used for something then He would never put it here to help the sick. I suspect all of the money behind the campaign ads against medical marijuana is coming from the big pharmaceutical companies who are worried about all the money they will lose if people have marijuana as a legal alternative. They want to peddle their prescription pain pills, which are highly addictive. If medical marijuana is approved, a lot less people are going to wind up addicted to the prescription pain pills. Thank you, Okeechobee News, for putting the entire text of the medical marijuana amendment online so people can see for themselves exactly what it says and does not say. Dont believe the ads or the hype. The TV ads are propaganda. Read the amendment for yourself and decide for yourself and your family what is right. In just the past few weeks we have had cases of kids bringing marijuana to school. The marijuana is already out there. Kids can already get it. If you want to know where to buy some, just ask a teenager. Amendment 2 would let people who need it for medical reasons obtain it legally. Right now, the people who follow the law are suffering, while anyone willing to break the law can get all the marijuana they want. Editors note: Links to the complete text for all three of the proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution can be found on the Okeechobee News page on Facebook.Impact fees I am glad the county got rid of the impact fees. But I think it would have been smarter for them to use a one-year moratorium and then see where we are on this. Things can change in a year. The city and the school board went with a moratorium instead of repealing the fees completely.Government How can we elect some of cials who will actually do the peoples work without worrying so much about re-election? All we get is a lot of talk and no action. Why do bad things happen?By: Allen PattersonOkeechobee Presbyterian Church and Okeechobee Faith Farm The question has been around since the beginning of time. But its also a very current and common question. I did a quick search on Twitter today for why bad things happen and found hundreds of folks asking this very question. By the time I had scrolled down to skim them all, I had to refresh the page for the new results! Some were humorous, like this one from Grumpy Cat [@lm_GrumpyCat] That depressing moment when you dip your cookie into milk for too long, it breaks off, and you wonder why bad things happen to good people. But others were pathetic, and some were truly frightening. There are some really bad things happening in our world right now to some very good people. Just yesterday, someone asked to talk to me and the burning question of the day was this, Why is it that every time I try to do something good, my life gets turned upside down? Why do things always go bad? Its really the same question. Each of us interprets our current set of circumstances through the lens of our dreams and desires. We tend to view circumstances through what we think life should be about and what pleases us. And we forget that we see things in the singular dimension of time on this side of eternity. We have things happen to us like: We miss an easy putt A best friend dies We drop our phone into the toilet We get stopped for speeding We break a little toe We run out of coffee Our spouse has an affair Obviously some of those things are much worse than others. But we often treat them all the same. We live like we believe that everything should be good. And we de ne good by the things we love and the people around us and hitting all the green lights on the way to work and having everything work out everyday just like we like it. Take those things away and we immediately think bad things are happening. But there is also the sinister act of comparison in our questioning. And it seems there is a certain arbitrariness to the events and circumstances of our lives. Indeed, Jesus himself said in Matthew 5:43-45, You hav e heard that it was said, Love your neighbo r and hate your enemy. But I tell you, lov e your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of you r Father in heaven. [For] He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. (emphasis mine) Wow. Do you see the comparison ther e in that passage? And it is a very present comparison. Even now, I can hear your protest, But you dont go through stuff like I do! Theres just no way you have bad stuff happening in your life like I do! Ok, maybe not, but the same blindness that ties you to your set of circumstances also affects me. I may not have the same se t of circumstances you have, but I have m y own junk to deal with and to me, its wors e than yours because they are all mine! You see, the challenge for all of us is always this, Can I still trust God in this? In this circumstance, is God still sovereign? Job was a man in holy scripture who wrestled long and hard with this very question. And it was not just your routine, having a bad day type of stuff. No, this was a real struggle with death, suffering, grief and rejection. After struggling and asking why his children died, and why his wife mocked him, and why he had this terrible disease, h e nally concludes, For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then apart from my esh I shall see God, whom I shall see on my side and my eyes shall behold, and not another. (Job 19:25 27) Yes, he struggled and still found God to be sovereign and in control. So, for your question and my question, only this remains in our current set o f circumstances, can we trust God to still b e God? We seem to know intellectually that, as John Piper says, Suffering and prosperit y are not distributed in the world in proportion to the evil or good that a person does. Bu t our heart often feels differently about that, doesnt it? And right now Im the one asking why. I just looked out my window to see someon e run over my new banana tree. Why do thes e things always happen to me!? October 12, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys 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. 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V ote YES Economic Development Tax ExemptionIn January of 2005, Okeechobee County began a program to allow tax exemptions as an economic development incentive for new or expanding businesses in Okeechobee. Based on Florida Statute that program expires after a period of ten years unless it is re-approved by the voters of Okeechobee County in a referendum. That time is now upon us, and voters should expect to see local Referendum #2 on their Nov. 4 ballots for the General Election. Allowing tax exemptions for new and expanding businesses in Okeechobee is a v ital tool for our county commissioners to use when negotiating with investors. Without this tool in their toolbox, their ability to competitively negotiate is severely limited. The business community of Okeechobee w holeheartedly supports the Tax Exemption Program and asks you to please join them in v oting YES for the authority to grant exemptions. The county recently entered negotiations w ith Florida Power & Light, the company that is strongly considering Okeechobee County as the site of their next natural gas power plant, a $1.1 billion investment. The countys offer to FPL hinges on voter approval of the Tax Exemption Program. A long-term partnership with FPL will bene t every taxpayer in Okeechobee County through additional revenue generation and improved level of services provided. It is critical to the Okeechobee economy that voters allow our county to be competitive in pursuing economic growth and development for our community. Again, please join us in voting YES for the authority to grant tax exemptions! Sincerely, Tara Minton Rowley executive director Economic Council of Okeechobee Antoinette Rodriguez executive director Chamber of Commerce Sharie Turgeon executive director Okeechobee Main Street V ote yes to keep CSCNovember 4 will be a very big day in this community. On that day, voters will have the opportunity to make an important decision about continuing to invest in our communitys children. As a board member of Helping People Succeed, I have the privilege of hearing stories about the life changing impact of services our organization offers to families. These services are made possible through funding provided by the Childrens Services Councils of Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee Counties. The following are examples of success stories that Helping People Succeed experiences with the families we serve. Two-year-old Isabel, whose parents are working on hugging instead of hitting, a complete change from the parenting they received while growing up. Johnny, who is at risk of getting kicked out of yet another preschool and whose parents and teachers are getting assistance through our preschool behavioral intervention program. They are learning techniques to help him feel safe and connected therefore to control his aggressive behavior toward other preschoolers. Sammy, whose mother realized that he needed specialized intervention as a result of a home visit through the BRAIN (Building Readiness Among Infants Now) Programs developmental monitoring system. The goal of these programs is nurturing, healthy, parent-child interaction that results in school and life success. Every day I realize that if not for the Childrens Services Councils funding of our programs, we would not be there for families in this community. We are all responsible to ensure our community is a healthy place for children to grow and learn. We can all play a part in helping children by going to the polls on November 4 and casting our vote for the reauthorization of all three of these Childrens Services Councils. Kathy Skrzypczak chair, board of directors Helping People Succeed In a democracy, the highest office is that of citizens. US Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. We agree. Yet too many citizens feel powerless to influence the flow of events. We give people a voice. Our Speak Out column is just one example. We consider it an extension of the secret ballot and a return of the values of the American Revolution. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News October 12, 2014 Letters to the EditorACROSS 1 Guy sib 4 __ Smile: Hall & Oates hit 8 Dancer de Mille 13 Menders target 14 Hale-Bopp, e.g. 15 Go 16 Grow old 17 *Were All Family Here! Italian restaurant 19 Hairbrush target 21 Submission encl. 22 After-dinner candy 23 Grabs, in slang 25 The Magic Flute composer 27 Yearly 30 Actor Silver 31 Speakeasy owners concerns 32 NCO nickname 34 Have debts 37 Capri, e.g. 38 Gosh ... and a hint to the answers to starred clues 39 Physiologist Pavlov 40 Gibson of Lethal Weapon 41 Museum employee 42 Graph revelation 43 __ tai: cocktail 44 Insults 46 Individual 49 Acting litigiously toward 50 Old horses 51 Federation in OPEC 53 Hid from the police 56 *Goal for many an elite athlete 59 Eggs, to a biologist 60 Home on the range 61 Jockey rival 62 Kilmer of Willow 63 Lauder of cosmetics 64 Sign of stagnation 65 Caribou kin DOWN 1 Naughty kid 2 Capital of Latvia 3 *Barbecuing option 4 Like a moment of silence 5 __ imagining things? 6 Guns, as a motor 7 Mr. Ts group 8 Styled after 9 Austrias official language 10 Bottommost point 11 Milestone, e.g. 12 Text message status 14 Eyes, in many emoticons 18 First name of three presidents 20 Clearing in the woods 24 Bite-sized Japanese fare 26 Avatar actress Saldana 27 Strait-laced 28 Relaxation 29 Sister of Eva and Zsa Zsa 33 Coral phenomena 34 *Kitchen safety item 35 Have a yen for 36 Wraps up 38 Certainly, monsieur! 39 Literary technique involving incongruity 41 Freeway sign word 42 Three-toned chords 43 Capt. Hooks henchman45 __ Brush Company 46 Looks inferior, comparatively 47 Luxors country 48 Salsa holder 50 Musical symbol 52 My goodness! 54 Basic track shape 55 Base on balls 57 Capital of Portugal? 58 Musician Yoko By Gareth Bain (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC07/01/1407/01/14ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewisxwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle
Okeechobee NewsOctober 12, 2014ObituariesObituaries should be submitted tothe Okeechobee News by email@example.com. Customers may alsorequest photos and links to online guestbooks. A link to the obituaries is available atwww. newszap. com.Donald Homer Robertson, 78OKEECHOBEE Donald H. Robertson died October 10, 2014. He was born February 26, 1936 in Miami, Florida to Charles Homer and Carralee Jaunita Sutton Robertson. A graduate of Texas Christian University, he worked with King Ranch in Texas. He served four years inthe U.S. MarineCorps. A resident of Okeechobee for over 50 years, he was a member ofthe First BaptistChurch of Okeechobee. He was a true Florida Cracker and enjoyed hunting, working cows and horses and ranching. He worked for the Seminole Tribe of Florida for 22 years, retiring as the Director of Natural Resources for the cattle programs. Don was a member of the National Cattle and Beef Association and the Florida Cattlemen's Association. Mr. Robertson is survived by his wife of 40 years, Emma Jean Robertson; sons, Donnie (Clair) of Normangee, Texas, Darren (Elanea) of Ft. Pierce, Roy Vaughn (Shannon) of Tampa and Lloyd Ryan (Heather) of Narcoossee; daughters, Robin A. Longstreet (J.L.) of Ft. Pierce and Anne Broom (Rodney) of St. Cloud; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and sister, Kathy J. Rodrigues. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Monday, October 13, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Wayne God-win of Lorida Baptist Church officiating. Inter-ment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. 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.Reece Ryan Lopez, 29OKEECHOBEE Reece Ryan Lopez past away August 31, 2014. He was born June 10, 1985 in Athens,Georiga.He is survived by his mother, Kim Er-din and hus-band/step fatherFrank Erdin, Sr.; hisbrother, Frank Erdin Jr. and wife Nichole Erdin; plus two nieces; and grandpars^V ents, Fred and Terry Erdin. He also has many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Reece loved riding his motorcycle all the time, especially on road trips. He was great at all sports. Reece won a lot of pool table tournaments. He loved the beach, swimming, and really loved to watch sunsets. He loved life. Services were held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 in Okeechobee.Tessa Mae Parra, 34OKEECHOBEE Tessa Mae Parra died October 5, 2014. She was born March 20, 1980 in El Paso, Texas to Raymond and Debra ( -^ Woods Parra. A resiJf' dent of Okeechobee for ten years, shewas an active officerwith the V.F.W. Auxiliary. She enjoyed ^"' reading and spendV *^ ing time with her friends. She lovedlife.Tessa was preceded in death by her brother, Ryan O'Leary; andher stepfather, Jeffery.She is survived by her mother, Debra Woods of Okeechobee; father, Raymond Parra (Hillary) of Austin, Texas; husband, Kenny Whaley of Okeechobee; brothers, Justin Parra (Tiffany) and Jeffrey Parra (Claire) all of Austin, Texas; and sister, Misty Woods of Okeechobee. A celebration of life will be held at a later dateat the V.F.W.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.View obituaries fromthe past month athttp ://www. legacy, comCommunity EventsBroughtto youby:863.763.6461PLUM8IHG&VFW serving breakfastBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528,29012 E.S.R. 78, open to the public for the followingactivities. Sunday, Oct. 12, breakfast 8:30until 11 a.m. plus $1 bloody mary's screw-drivers and drafts and then it's five-card bin-go at 5 p.m. Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 15,is at 5 p.m. and this week the ladies Amvetsare serving beef tips and noodles. Thursday,Oct. 16, is bingo and food at 1 p.m. Friday,Oct. 17, dinner features steaks, pork loin,fish and shrimp for $7-$8 donation plus livemusic with Bobby Osborne from 6 until 10p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, entertainment is lo-cal favorite Johnny B. All proceeds benefitveterans programs and their families. Call843-467-2882 for details.Lodge offering breakfastThe Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth St.,will host a breakfast Sunday, Oct. 12, for $6per plate. The public is welcome and carryout is available. Breakfast will be servedfrom 8 until 11 a.m. All proceeds go to localMason giving.Luncheon HAMGolden Corral700 S. Parrott Ave. OkeechobeeMonday, October 6 Monday, October 20Wednesday, November 5i .HOSTED BYSEAWINDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974 863.357.7283Since 1975Lic#CAC1817236Lic#CFC022585VFW supports fundraiserVFW Big Lake Post 10539, 3912 U.S. 441S.E., continues its fundraiser for breast can-cer awareness and research for the month ofOctober with their special lemonade calledPink Ribbon. Wednesday, Oct. 15, featuresbingo at the post. The Commander's Ballwill be held Saturday, Oct. 25. On Friday,Oct. 31, the Halloween costume party startsat 8 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2308.Feed seminar set for Oct. 16Jones Supply, 801 S.W. Park St., is hostinga feed seminar Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6:30p.m. and will be teaching FFA and 4-H kidshow to properly feed their hogs. We will alsocover questions about goats and lambs. Forinformation, call 863-467-0351.Auction helps bowling teamThe OHS bowling team will host a Quar-ter Auction on Friday, Oct. 17, at the Ameri-can Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Doors willopen at 5 p.m. The auction will start at 6p.m. Bring your quarters for a great eventto help the team raise money for all theirneeds. If you would like to become a ven-dor or for information, call Donna Watson at863-634-9043.Howl-0-Ween bash slatedBella's Angels is hosting the InauguralHowl-0-Ween bash at 3OO76 E. State Road78, behind the Buckhead Ridge Fire Depart-ment, on Saturday, Oct. 18, from noon until5 p.m. There will be games, pet costumecontests, cake walk, bounce house andmore! Feel free to bring your pooch for freetrick or treating. All breeds are welcome. Alldogs must be leashed, friendly and currenton shots. For information, email bellasan-gelslO12@yahoo.com. 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STUART Recently, local municipalities from St. Lucie and Martin Counties have put into effect fertilizer ordinances requiring commercial landscape workers who apply fertilizer to become certi ed in Green Industry Best Management Practices. To become certi ed y ou must attend a six-hour Best Management Practices for the Green Industry workshop and then pass a certi cation exam with a score of 75 percent or greater. This workshop is intended to provide you with the mandated training and to prepare you to successfully pass the required exam. Once you have satis ed the training requirements you will receive a Best Management Practices certi cation card signifying your compliance with the ordinances. By earning your certi cation you will demonstrate your commitment to reducing non-point source pollution from entering our v aluable water bodies. CEUs will be available in the following categories: Ornamental and Turf; Private Applicator; General Standard/Core Commercial Lawn & Ornamental; Limited Certi cation Lawn & Ornamental; Limited Certi cation Commercial Landscape maintenance. Registration fee is $30, which includes continental breakfast, program materials lunch and snacks. Pre-registration is required. Call 772-288-5654 for more information. The class will be held Thursday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Martin County Extension of ce, 2614 S.E. Dixie Highway, Stuart, Fla. Fertilizer license class offered NOTICE OF PROPOSED ZONING DISTRICT REGULATION AMENDMENTPUBLIC NOTICE: the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, FL, will on Tues, Oct 21, 2014, at 6:00 PM, or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Okeechobee, FL, conduct a Public Hearing to consider Final Reading for adoption of the following Ordinance into law: No. 1115: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING PART II OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES SUBPART B-LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, CHAPTER 90-ZONING, ARTICLE III-DISTRICTS AND DISTRICT REGULATIONS, DIVISION 6 COMMERCIAL PROFESSIONAL AND OFFICE (CPO) DISTRICT, SECTION 90-223 SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES, EXPANDING THE LIST TO INCLUDE PERSONAL SERVICES, EXCEPT PAWN SHOPS; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS OF FACT; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The proposed amendment was submitted by Donna Wildes d/b/a Beasts and Barbells, LLC, as Application No. 14-001-TA, requesting to expand the list of permitted uses to include a variety of Personal Service uses in the CPO Zoning District, not presently allowed. Services, Persona l is as follows, per Code Section 66-1: An establishment primarily engaged in providing services involving the care of a person or his or her personal goods or apparel. These include barbershop, beauty shop, clothes cleaning and repair, nail care, pawnshop, reducing salons and health clubs, shoe repair, tailor, and similar uses not primarily offering a product for sale. The proposed amendment may be viewed on the website, citynormal business hours, Mon-Fri, 8 AM-4:30 PM, at the address above. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disabillater 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 Citys records. Published by: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 12 p.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North 7 Okeechobee News October 12, 2014 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report A $5.70 calf Tuesday gives you some indication of how prices were this week! The little guy weighed 155 pounds! Overall, most all classes of cattle were steady to higher. Everyones saying what a bumper crop of corn there is and grazing conditions have been great out west. Numbers are still pretty good and demand is, well, excellent! Anthony DiFrancisco, Ft. Pierce, topped the calf market with a high of $5.70 bought by Bellamy Cattle Buying. Brown Ranch, Ft. Pierce, topped the slaughter cow market with a high of $1.27 bought by Central Beef. Special sales this month: 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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Seventh Lane because the window tint on his 2002 silver Mitsubishi was reportedly too dark. After stopping the vehicle, the deputy reportedly contacted a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force and asked him to come to the scene with his K-9 Kiki. Shortly after arriving, Kiki reportedly alerted to the vehicle. During his search of the vehicle, Deputy Schoonmaker stated he found the suspected marijuana in two zip lock plastic bags in a single larger bag under the front seat. The deputys report stated the suspected pot in each bag was eld tested, and those tests indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. Each bag, added the deputy, weighed 59 grams for a total of 118 grams. Depending on its quality, the seized marijuana would have an estimated street value of $300 to $400. Deputy Schoonmaker went on to state that he issued Egan a warning citation for the illegal window tint on the side windows of his vehicle. Over 100 grams of suspected pot seized Ryan Egan Halloween teen dance planned for Oct. 25B.R.A.T. Club is hosting a Halloween dance for ages 10-16 on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 7 until 10 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus. Students are invited to come and enjoy games, music, treats and a costume contest with prizes. Parents must sign in students upon arrival. B.R.A.T. Club is looking for candy donations to provide a goody bag for each student. If you are interested in donating, call Allison Chandler at 863-697-9096; or, drop your donation off at Okeechobee News, 107 S.W. 17th Street.
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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Six kittens died in an RV re at Brothers RV Park at 8190 U.S. 441 S.E., on Wednesday afternoon, Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue reported. A re report from paramedic David Kinchen reported three units and six re ghters were dispatched at 4:52 p.m. and arrived minutes later to nd the RV totally engulfed in ames with smoke that spread from the front to the middle of the vehicle. The report stated the owner of the RV had moved it to another location in the park that day. It had not been used for between six to eight months. The RV was described as a 1987 Chevrolet Sun Stream that measured 25 feet and was owned by Shelia Kreitman. Fire ghters had little dif culty in putting out the blaze, and used 800 gallons of water to extinguish the re. 6 kittens die in RV re 10 Okeechobee News October 12, 2014 Crabtree and Mr. Lloyd were in a heated argument over money when the alleged killing happened at a home on 13th Avenue in Vero Beach. During that argument Crabtree reportedly snapped and it was over. According to the report Crabtree had scrapped his vehicle and received $440 for it. He then planned on moving and living with a girlfriend. It isnt clear, but Crabtrees money apparently came up missing and he and Mr. Lloyd were ghting about the missing cash. Detective Kmetz went on to state Crabtree admitted to hitting Mr. Lloyd with the hammer, but he couldnt remember how many times. Crabtree, stated the detective, then wrapped the older mans body in a blanket and dragged him in to another bedroom of the home. The arrest report stated the victim suffered ... multiple blunt force injuries to the head area ... . Crabtree, stated Detective Kmetz, remained in the home. In fact, the detective said Crabtree went through the dead mans wallet and took some money to buy beer, which he drank ... in the residence where the murder occurred. The detective stated Mr. Lloyd had suffered a stroke at some point in time and was also suffering from COPD. Detective Kmetz also pointed out a hammer covered in a dry red substance, possibl y blood, was found by a couch in the home. Crabtree allegedly stayed in the home with the decomposing body until Tuesday, Oct. 7, when he paid a friend $150 to take him to Okeechobee. MURDERContinued From Page 1 should begin on second $25,000 of property v alue; Support continuation of the Fiscally Constrained Counties Set-Aside Funding; Oppose any legislation mandating changes that Okeechobee County would have to fund locally; Support small counties library funding; Support Small County Solid Waste grant funding; Support Florida Recreational Development Assistance Program grant funding; Support budget appeal process change for the sheriff: Move the appeal from the Cabinet to an administrative hearing of cer in Tallahassee, who is non-elected, nonpartisan; Support clari cation statute regarding duties of sheriff to include operation of jail w hen designated as chief correctional of cer; Storm water infrastructure funding assistance; and, Support an appropriation for a multiuse hurricane shelter. Commissioner Byrant Culpepper objected to the idea of changing the budget appeal process for the sheriff. I dont think one person, an appointed person, should have the right to make that decision, said Commissioner Culpepper. Moving the sheriffs appeal to the administration commission takes the politics out of it, said county attorney John Cassels. The county attorney explained that the majority of appeals are handled by appointed magistrates or hearing of cers. There is already plenty of politics involved at the local level, said county administrator Robbie Chartier. The Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation meeting will be held on Friday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse located at 304 N.W. Second St., Okeechobee, FL 34972. LEGISLATIVEContinued From Page 1 Golf tourney helps blood driveA 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 four for only $140 ($35 each). There will be prizes, food and goody bags. Have a good time and help the Blood Roundup too. For information, call 863-763-2971 or 863-697-0211.Eagles to host haunted houseCypress Hut Eagles will host a public-invited Haunted House on Saturday, Nov. 1 commencing at 4 p.m. Its a day after Halloween, but will still be haunted with zombies and other friggggghhhhttttfull events. Be prepared and screams are encouraged.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryant L Perry are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsey Lynn Perry, to Brandon Euthin Parks, son of Gary Parks (Tami) and Janine Merriman. Both are looking forward to tying the knot after four years. We know God will bless both of you in many ways!! The wedding is planned for Spring of 2015 at The Gathering Church. BRANDON PARKS ENGAGEMENT CHELSEY PERRY & DEBATE PARTNERS:BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Florida voters face an important decision in the race for Governor. Read continuing coverage in this newspaper and tune-in to the statewide debate to learn more about the candidates and where they stand on the issues that matter the most to you. For more information visit www.beforeyouvote.org. Ft. Myers WBBH-TV/Ch. 2 Gainesville WCJB DT2 Jacksonville WJXT-TV/Ch. 4 Miami Dade/Broward WFOR-TV/Ch. 4 Orlando WFTV-TV/Ch. 9 Panama City WMBB-TV/Ch. 13 Pensacola WEAR-TV/Ch. 3 Sarasota SunCoast News Network Tallahassee WCTV-TV/Ch. 6 Tampa/St. Pete WFTS-TV/Ch. 28 West Palm Beach WPBF-TV/Ch. 25 rick scottcharlie crist OCTOBER 15, 20147:00 PM ET @beforeyouvote facebook.com/FloridaGubernatorialDebate Eliott Rodriguez Anchor, CBS4 Frank Denton Editor The Florida Times-Union Rosemary Goudreau Ed. Pg Editor South Florida Sun-Sentinel Follow live commentary throughout the debate from the Before You Vote Social Media Panel 7:00 PM ET OCT. 15, 2014 MODERATOR & PANELISTS 11 Okeechobee News October 12, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESEverglades Students of the WeekEverglades Elementary achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of Oct. 10 include: kindergarten, Lathan Stokes, Ruby Aguirre, Osbiel LunaRodriguez, Carina Garcia-Vizcarra; rst grade, Jarin Mumu, Ginana Youngblood, Guadalupe Luviano, Dakota Francesco, Yamila Acosta; second grade, Justin Santamaria, Aidan Patton, Diana Benitez, Corde Kilgore, Shania Kent, Nathan Courson; third grade, Haylee Wilson, Princesa Lopez, Hayden Perez, Jennifer Sandoval, Adolfo Villegas; fourth grade, James Mericle, Brisa Castaneda, Alysa Nelson, Isis Guerrero; fth grade, Miguel Alvarez, Thalia SanMartin, Ricky Gomez and Sinai Leon-Almanza. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESStudents of the weekCentral Elementary School would like to congratulate the students of the week for the week of Sept. 29: Yarelin Rivera, Michael Felkins, Jeremiah Leonard, Rudy Rojas, Kylee Babineau, Nathan Pfennig, Angel Montoya, Hayden Hanawalt, Qwtaysha Dingle, Ethan Corona, Makayla Bri l, Mary Najera-Tovar, TyReik Jones, Eli Kemp, Dominic Mazzucco, Charles Smith, Ziryn Flores, Kylee He in, Chris Eckenwiler, Ethan DuPree, Julia Angelos, Michalyn Salas, Brightin Martin, Damien Irizarry, Juan Cruz, Devan Lawson, Rileigh Vukovich, Devin Whiteside, Shane White and Sophia Zapata. Special to the Okeechobee News/ SEMESSeminole Students of the WeekSeminole Elementary School would like to congratulate their students of the week for the week of Sept. 29: Jamar Futch, Emmanuel Hernandez, Victoria Gonzalez, Layla Micco, Cameron Stewart, Cayden McGuiden, Jahaziel Gomez, Hagan Cason, Diego Matias, Yaziel Torres, Gabriel Garcia-Grajeda, Evelyn Velez, Abigail Padgett, Gigi Rodriguez, Brianna Rojas, Marison Calvillo, Constanza Barrera, William Crum, Max Downing, Adan Garcia, Cameron Elliott, Marely Gonzalez, Ryleigh Carter, Jason Villatoro, Alexis Karratti, Brianna Villarreal, Jessica Edison, Fernando Chavez, Victoria Cardoso, Jayda Carrera, Bernice Sanchez, Aaron Gould and Foy Cunningham.
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Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription OKEECHOBEE COUNTY HOUSEHOLD AMNESTY DAY! HAZARDOUS WASTE SATURDAY, Oct. 18 th 9:00 AM 12:00 NOON VEHICLE MAINTENANCE FACILITY 306 N.W. 9TH Ave., Okeechobee FREE DROP OFF To Okeechobee County ResidentsPaints, Pesticides, Chemicals, Solvents, Brake Fluid, Pool Chemicals, Batteries, Cleaning Supplies, Used Oil, Oil Filters, Mercury Bulbs, Mercury Containing Devises and unknown Chemicals; Ni-Cad and Lead Acid Batteries; Tires (4 tires ONLY)Per Household). NO Propane Tanks. NO Electronics For More Information, Contact Solid Waste Dept. at 763-1811 13 Okeechobee News October 12, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man sentenced earlier this week on drug charges was arrested Thursday on charges stemming from his alleged sale of cocaine during an undercover drug operation. Earl Kenvin Ryan Jr., 25, N.E. 14th Ave., was found guilty Monday, Oct. 6, and sentenced to six months in the Okeechobee County Jail. Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer adjudicated Ryan guilty on charges of sale of a controlled substsance (cocaine) and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to sell. Ryan was sentenced to six months on each charge, with the sentences to run concurrently. However, while Ryan was starting to serve his jail time he was arrested Oct. 9 on charges of sale of a controlled substance (cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a speci ed area and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a speci ed area. His bond on those charges has been set at $200,000. According to an arrest report by an Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force detective Ryan sold crack cocaine to a con dential source. That sale was reportedly made near Alderman Park, which is a countymaintained facility in Douglas Park, and was obviously made prior to Ryans sentencing Monday. After that alleged sale, the detective said the substance was eld tested and that test indicated a positive result for the presence of coocaine. The alleged crack cocaine weighed 0.2 grams. At his sentencing, Ryan was also ordered to serve two years probation upon his release from jail, pay all court costs and fees and to surrender his drivers license for a period of one year. He was also credited with 46 days he has already served in jail. Inmate faces more drug charges Earl Ryan The following individuals were a rrested on felony or driving under t he in uence (DUI) charges by the O keechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Pol ice Department (OCPD), the Florida H ighway Patrol (FHP), the Florida F ish and Wildlife Conservation Comm ission (FWC) or the Department of C orrections (DOC). Roy Allen Roberts, 40, U.S. 441 S.E., O keechobee, was arrested Oct. 9 by Det ective Mark Shireman on an Okeechobee C ounty warrant charging him with the f elony of failure of a sex offender to report v acating residence. His bond was set at $ 5,000. Anna Lourena Deel, 37, N.W. 95th C ourt, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 9 b y Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on a Volus ia County warrant charging her with the f elony of failure to appear grand theft. Her b ond was set at $1,000. Debra Morris Young, 46, N.W. 270th S t., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 9 by D eputy Brandt Harden on a DOC warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation sale/delivery of a controlled substance and violation of probation possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. She is being held without bond. Robert Russell Bolling, 40, Linda Road, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 9 by Deputy Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with felony battery. He was released on his own recognizance. Natalie Nicole Christmas, 31, N.W. 12th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 9 by Deputy Mark Margerum on a Lee County warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation. She 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
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GREAT CHRISTMAS ITEMS, ANTIQUES, LUGGAGE, JEWELRY, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS & CLOTHING. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full TimeDrivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full Time Earn Extra MoneyDeliver the YP Real Yellow Pages St. Lucie Co, Fl Area FT/PT, Daily work, get paid in 72hrs Must be 18 or older, have drivers license and insured vehicle. 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Praxair is an equal employment opportunity employer Apply on line: Praxair.com/careers REQ04445 M/F/D/V/H NOW HIRING LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Donnie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP minimum of 2 years driving experience clean driving record Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more!Needed CLASS A CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 5:00. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Full Time Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full TimeSenior Bilingual Sales Representative NQAS is recognized as a world leader in the manufacture and supply of after market replacement parts to suit CASE and John Deere sugar combine harvesters. We have an exciting opportunity available in our Clewiston Florida operation for a Senior Sales Representative who shall be responsible for developing and servicing our leads and customers in Latin America as well as support our North American customers. By nature you shall be a results oriented, good-humored, bilingual in Spanish and English and have a solid commitment to delivering outstanding customer service and spare parts advice on a daily basis to a variety of individuals including contractors, purchasing managers and mechanical workshops. Working closely with the General / Operations Managers, you will be responsible for interpreting and following up on customer needs, preparing quotes and orders, invoicing sales, purchasing and coordinating orders for all imported and exported products as well as travel to various customers in Latin America. The successful candidate shall have a strong sales background as well as a passion in working with mechanical spare parts. Good presentation, con dent clear communication along with the ability to make decisions and remain calm under pressure will be your key to your success. NQAS offers a great place to work, generous remuneration package and a friendly supportive culture. To apply please send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Dump Truck Driver J.W. Cheatham, LLC has immediate openings for Dump Truck drivers for our Okeechobee Project. Requires Class B CDL, Medical Card, Acceptable MVR. Must have experience transporting aggregates and performing paving operations. Apply in-person or call 561-471-4100 ext 239. J.W. Cheatham, LLC 7396 Westport Place West Palm Beach 33413 Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Drug Free, EEO, E-Verify Employment Full Time Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Employment Full Time NOW HIRING CDLA DRIVERS for Full-Time MILK HAULER positions in OKEECHOBEE, FL! $15 per hour, plus BENEFITS! Drivers must have 2 recent years of exp, valid CDL-A, and acceptable MVR. For details, call (800) 598-7866. Download application online at www.southeast milk.org Fax to: (352)307-0499 EEO & Drug Free Workplace Employment Part TimeChristian Preschool Looking for substitutes (Teachers) Who love young children and willing to work on as needed basis. Please call 863-763-8800 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Antiques ****ANTIQUES**** SALE UP TO 50% OFF EVERYTHING THRU OCT. 31ST CO-OP ANTIQUES 1214 SW 2ND AVE (BEHIND DAIRY QUEEN) TUE-SAT 10-4 JUDY 634-1552, BETH 532-9138 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Miscellaneous3,800 sq ft Thrift Store Contents, Merchandise ONLY, Open your store tomorrow for Flea Market! $2,000 for all (561)346-4692 INVESTOR NEEDED to re nance balloon mortgage. Investment property bought in 2005. M/H & RV Park on 3 acres + have 3 ac. heavy comm. property. Properties off Hwy 70. Call 561-346-4692. Pets/SuppliesYorkipoo Pocket Toy Pup 16 wks very tiny black male, has shots/ vets health cert. and very playful. Reduced (needs a loving home), cash only. $450.00. (863) 610-2725 Seeds/Plants/ FlowersMANGO TREES IN GALLON POTS $7.00 EACH OR 2 FOR $10.00 CALL 863-357-0882 Apartments1 BEDROOM VER Y QUIET, NORTH OF TOWN, BEST FOR 1-2, W/D, NO CATS, 1 DOG UNDER 40LBS., $450/MO, 1ST & SECURITY. CALL 863-288-8419 BEAUTIFUL, Large CBS, 2BR w/eat in kitchen & new carpet throughout. Screen room. Utility room. $750 mo. includes water, lawn & garbage. 863-467-2784 14 Okeechobee News October 12, 2014 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services.
Apartments Beautiful Samanthas Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. Furnished Ef ciency In quiet neighborhood. Short term only. 3 night minimum. Call (863)623-4413 NW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $700. 1st, last & $500 security. Shown only 11am-6pm 561-346-1642. Commercial Property4,800 sq ft CBS w/ 2br 1ba Loft apt, Lrg garg doors, secure fenced yard. Live in or rent apt. Off of hwy 70 $1,900/mo (561)346-4692 Houses Rent3/1 OKEEHOUSE FOR RENT LARGE TILE BATHROOM, CENTRAL AC, LAUNDRY ROOM, UPDATED KITCHEN, WELL WATER, LARGE YARD, BY 15B $800/MO. PLUS SECURITY 786-201-0306 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. WATER & LAWN CARE INCLUDED. $600 SECURITY. 863-610-0001 Large, clean, 4bd, 2 story home, 2800sq.ft. under air (built in 2006) 2bath + on suite, double car garage, screened porch, large fenced yard, new appliances, large kitchen. REDUCED TO $1150/mo + sec. depCall: (863)467-9250 or (519)746-4844 or email@example.com OKEE-2BD/2BA, 113 NE 8TH AVE., SUN PORCH WITH AIR, WASHER & DRYER, FURNISHED, LAWN CARE AND PEST CONTROL INCLUDED, NO PETS $800.00/MO. $500.00 DEPOSIT. 863-261-2105 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Houses RentWATERFRONT IN BUCKHEAD 3BD/1BA CBS, LARGE FlORIDA ROOM, TILE, UTILITY ROOM, DOCK AND DECK, W/CARPORT. $750.00 MO. PLUS SECURITY. 1137 4th ST BHR CALL 561-968-4018 Land RentAt Viking Estates across from Prairie Park: RV, mobile home, storage, etc. $300-$400/month. Call 561-229-3506. Office Space Rent 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 RoommateELDERLY MALE SNOWBIRD Non smoker, looking to spend the winter in Okeechobee. Will share house or apt. (810)956-6497 Commercial Property SaleM/H & RV Park on 3 acres (9 rentals & 3 homes). $330K. Also have 3 acre heavy comm. property. $400K Properties off Hwy 70. Call 561-346-4692. Houses SaleWood frame house 1,850 sq ft, fully renovated, 3br 2.5 ba, Ofce/Den, 2 lrg sheds on 1 acre lot fenced in, Off 710 hwy & SE 86th Blvd (15A) $89k Call 863-610-1600 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. 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 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Mobile Home Rent3BR, 2BA, Screened porch. Living Room add on. Storage. Central Heat/Air. $600 mo. Renter insurance & sec. dep. required. Lake Port area. 573-718-8074 or 573-718-3624 BUCKHEAD 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. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Sport Utility2007 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 Public NoticePROCLAMATION NOTICE OF GENERAL CITY ELECTIONS CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 4, 2014 WHEREAS under and by virtue of the provisions of the Charter of the City of Okeechobee, and Florida State Law, it is the duty of the Mayor to proclaim and call General City Elections at the time and manner provided therein; and WHEREAS proclaiming General City Elections shall be issued at least 90 days prior to the date of the holding of such election, by an Elections Proclamation, signed by the Mayor and attested by the City Clerk; and WHEREAS, the Elections Proclamation shall specify the of ce to be lled, the cause of the vacancy of such of ce, and the date of the expiration of the terms of such of ce; and WHEREAS the City Clerk shall publish the Elections Proclamation in the local newspaper at least twice, once being in the fth week, and once being in the third week prior to the week in which the regular election will be held. NOW, THEREFORE I, James E. Kirk, Mayor of the City of Okeechobee, Florida do hereby PROCLAIM AND DECLARE that a GENERAL CITY ELECTION is to be held by the duly quali ed electors of the City of Okeechobee, Florida, on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, during the regular hours of voting, towit: from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., or during Early Voting, as provided by State Law, and to be held on October 25 through November 1 2014, for the purpose of electing the following of cers to serve as such for four (4) years beginning January 5, 2015 and ending January 7, 2019 following such election or until their successors are elected and quali ed: THREE (3) COUNCIL MEMBERS AND ONE (1) CITY CLERK Said election shall be held in the County polling or voting places within the Municipal precincts of the duly quali ed City electors, which precincts have been established by the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners and Supervisor of Elections for the General Election of Okeechobee County. IN TESTIMONY AND WITNESS of the foregoing Notice of Election, I have hereunto set my hand as Mayor of the City of Okeechobee, Florida, and caused the corporate seal of said City to be af xed, and attested to by the City Clerk, this 15th day of July, 2014. BY: James E. Kirk, Mayor ATTEST: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 467553 ON 10/12/2014 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 NOW 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 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast (DBA, CareerSource Research Coast) Region 20 and the Treasure Coast Job Training Consortium announce a meeting of the Workforce Development Board and Consortium to which all persons are invited: Date & Time: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:00 a.m. Place : CareerSource Research Coast 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 PURPOSE: To discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment Act, Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition Program, One-Stop Career Centers and the Workforce Development Board (DBA, CareerSource Research Coast). A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: CareerSource Research Coast 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a record for judicial review. 467690 ON 10/12/2014 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2013-DR-649 Division: Family Felipa Lopez, Petitioner and Hilario Hernandez Avellaneda Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Hilario Hernandez Avellaneda Last Known Address: A.C.C.C. PO Box 1600 Washington, MS 39190 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Divorce has been led against you and that you are required to serve a co py of y our written defensPublic Notice 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 15 Okeechobee News October 12, 2014es, if any, to it on Felipa Lopez whose address is 833 US 441 #907, Okeechobee, FL 34974 on or before 11-12-2014, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 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.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.DATED: 10-7-2014 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ April Hof Deputy Clerk I, Lydia Almodovar, a nonlawyer, located at 1804 NW 7th Ave., Okeechobee, FL, 863-357-6820 helped Felipa Lopez who is the petitioner, ll out this form. 467683 ON 10/12,19,26;11/2/2014 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 Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED : September 16, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ Debra Goodrich Deputy Clerk 467336 ON 9/21,28;10/5,12
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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsYearling Middle School defeated Osceola Middle 3-0 in a battle of unbeaten squads at Y MS Thursday. Bryan Pinon had two goals and Cristian Isidro added the third goal for the Bulls (5-0). One of Pinons goals came on a penalty kick. Yearling coach Erick Rios said it was a very intense game in a great rivalry between the two schools. Ultimately we expect to win and that is what happened. We knew it would be hard and so far this has been our most dif cult game. We are pretty con dent in our strategy and we practice hard to prepare, he said. Osceola had come into the match with high hopes as they have dominated their other opponents this year. Yearling goal keeper Bobby Gomez made two excellent saves in the rst half to halt the Warriors offense. Our defense was ef cient today. Bobby should be one of the best goal keepers to play at Okeechobee High. I see the talent. Our defense was well organized today, Rios added. Sebastian Chavez had one assist for YMS. David Solarzano said Yearling really takes pride in their winning streaks and want to defend their home eld. I feel great. We came out strong and stayed that way throughout the match. We wanted to win and we want to beat them again Monday, he said. The two schools will play Monday, Oct. 13, in a makeup of an earlier rainout. This match will be at Osceola Middle School at 4:30 p.m. Rios said the Warriors pushed hard to score in the rst half and he felt they were more tired that his squad at halftime. He praised his defenders like Jonathan Martinez, Christian Hernandez and Adolfo Ponce de Leon for their hard work to repel the Warriors attack. In the end our defense proved to be stronger than the Osceola offense, he added. Solarzano said the key to the Bulls offense was passing and getting everyone involved. We came out with the same intentions which were to win. We passed the ball to our main attacker and got everyone involved, he concluded. 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The Lady Bulls appeared headed toward an easy win in the rst game as they played at a high level and got an excellent run of serves from Ashley Bowers who scored 10 points. Lynd Lewis had a kill, and Bowers a service ace during the run. Osceola cut an 11-1 de cit to 11-6 after ve service points from Alexi Morgan but Yearling responded with another run thanks to strong serves by Lewis, and some Warrior mistakes. Once Hataway stepped to the service line it was 20-9 Yearling and her team was badly in need of some momentum. She has been struggling with her serve all year, Osceola coach Lauren Throop said. When we needed it she came through. She likes the pressure and she did a great job. Throop said she always worries about how her team will respond when they play their friendly rivals because Yearling has held the advantage in the past 10 years. She also didnt like how her team started the match. They gave me a minor heart attack, it w as awful, Throop said. We made some changes, the girls totally turned their attitudes around and played really, really hard. Throop said her team is normally nerv ous when they visit Yearling because there is always a large crowd and a lot of noise and cheering. She said her team can be scared and timid in that type of atmosphere. Yearling coach Kellyann Campbell said the rst game loss was devastating to her team but also held a silver lining. We saw their abilities and what they could do. That is the level of play we have wanted to see from them all year. When they let Osceola come back it was devastating, they got down on themselves and it was a downhill spiral from there. During Hataways run, teammate Ashley Snyder had three kills. She added three service points which included two aces for the nal three points of the rst game. I was nervous because its another game at Yearling. When we came back I was really excited and I was pumped because I was doing awesome, she noted. Osceola jumped out to leads of 6-2 and 11-3 in the second game and never trailed again. Kirstie Crosby had six service points and an ace for Osceola and Mattie Garcia added three aces for the Warriors. Lynd Lewis had a kill and a service ace for Osceola. An ace by Ashlyn Lafferty pulled Yearling to within 20-12 but that was as close as the game would get. Campbell said momentum is so important and volleyball and Osceola grabbed it at the right time. Osceola showed us what they could do. Theyre a good team. We played some good volleyball today so I cant complain. Osceola came back from 11 points down because they wanted it, worked together as a team and played smart, she said. The victory ensures Osceola will have a winning record this year. Throop said the girls put in a lot of time and effort this season and deserve the success. It makes me feel awesome and its about time, said Snyder, summing up what it meant to have a winning season for Osceola. Campbell said the team plays three matches away next week and can still come out of volleyball season with some pride and momentum for next year. We emphasize to the girls to play smart, play to win and play with good attitudes. If the team does those things, it usually works in our favor, she concluded. Hataway leads OMS in net win
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