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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 50¢ plus ta x Vol. 105 No. 124 15.72 feetLast Year: 15.69 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Local candidates quizzed ... Page 10 &11 Voters asked to keep Childrens Services Council ... Page 4 Churches plan special events ... Page 18 Youth football league winds up season ...Page 13 S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level Clrng Or Cti! Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sandra PearceHomecoming Queen and KingTaylor Pearce was crowned Homecoming Queen and Marshall Hale was named Homecoming King during halftime ceremonies at the Okeechobee High School Homecoming football game on Friday. For more photos, see page 3. For the game story, see page 19. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Nearly 150 pounds of suspected marijuana was seized when detectives with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant on a suspected grow house. A task force detective said they seized 99 plants that weighed approximately 149.6 pounds. The suspected marijuana has an estimated street value of $3,000 to $5,000 per pound, meaning the seized plants had a total estimated value of around $270,000. Arrested Monday, Oct. 13, was Alexis Melanio Horta Perez, 50. He was charged with the felonies of traf cking of more than 25 pounds of marijuana, and the use of residential property for the purpose of cultivating illegal narcotics. Horta is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $115,000 bond. According to an arrest report by a task force detective, a search warrant was served on a home at 21024 N.W. 252nd St. When detectives entered the home they found three separate rooms reportedly being used to grow marijuana. Besides the plants, detectives also found ... an electrical system with high intensity bulbs and an elaborate cooling system complete with a watering system set on timers, stated Almost 150 lbs. of pot plants seizedSee MARIJUANA Page 5 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News According to defense attorney Roger Azcona an argument between two roommates came down to one nal statement: Grab that knife you sonofabitch! And, so, Manuel Navarro did just that. He picked up the stiletto-style switchblade and plunged the 4-inch blade into Francisco SotoHerreras chest puncturing the lower portion of the mans heart. A scant few minutes later the 29year-old Soto was lying in a pool of blood dead. Navarro was arrested a short time later as he walked through his Basswood neighborhood to the Ranchito Market. Navarro, 51, sat quietly in circuit court Tuesday as his attorney laid out his defense during his opening statement to a six-member jury. Navarro is charged with one count o f second-degree murder. As the two men sat arguing at the kitchen table of the mobile home they shared on N.W. 16th Avenue, Soto was becoming aggressive toward the older Navarro, Mr. Azcona told the jury. The defense attorney said his client told the younger man: Youre young, Im old. Leave me alone. Then, when Navarro tried to get up and leave, Soto pushed him down into a chair, said Mr. Azcona. Argument led to fatal stabbingSee MURDER Page 5 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCSOThe Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force seized 99 marijuana plants in a grow house on N.W. 252nd Street on Oct. 13. Alexis Melanio Horta Perez Manuel Navarro
Today: Mostly cloudy early with thunderstorms developing later in the day. High around 85F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Tonight: Scattered thunderstorms during the evening, then becoming mainly clear overnight. Low around 65F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.Extended ForecastThursday : Sunny. High 83F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday Night : Clear skies. Low 58F. Winds light and variable. Friday : Sunny. High 82F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. ALDO A. LOMBARDO, M.D., FACSBoard Certi ed Plastic Surgeon 114 N. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 851 West Indiantown Road Jupiter, FL 33458863.623.5346 | 561.747.1232WWW.ALLUREPLASTICSURGERY.COMPROCEDURESBEAUTIFUL, NATURAL RESULTS FACE Eyelid Surgery Brow | Face Lift Rhinoplasty Ear Surgery Lip Enhancement Chin Implant BREAST Breast Augmentation Breast Lift | Reduction Male Breast Reduction BODY Tummy Tuck Liposuction Body | Thigh | Arm Lift NON-SURGICAL BOTOX Cosmetic Restylane and PerlaneJuvderm Injectable GelRadesseDermabrasionMember Allure INSTITUTE for Plastic Surgery 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 2 Okeechobee News October 15, 2014 Okeechobee Forecast Pink Out Night at OHSOkeechobee High School will have Pink Out Night on Friday night in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Fans are asked to wear pink Friday evening, Oct. 17. The Brahmans will host the South Florida Bulldogs in a district game at 7 p.m. This will also be Senior Parent night with seniors of the fall sports, cheerleaders and band recognized. Fight Like a Girl t-shirts are for sale in the OHS main of ce for $7 with pro ts donated to Heroes for Hope. They will also sell the shirts at the football game. Come out and support the Brahmans and also support Breast Cancer Awareness month by wearing pink. Special to the Okeechobee News
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Drugs and alcohol in schools This has been an issue as long as there have been students going to school. Im sure t hat most of us had our struggles in school. Dont judge people for things you may have done yourself. When I was a kid, if you even tried to s neak a sip of beer your Mama was ready t o tan your hide. Parents knew how to use discipline to keep kids in line in those days. W e all survived being spanked or whipped w ithout turning into psychopaths. I think the problems we see with todays kids go back to the breakdown of the family. Too many kids grow up without a fat her in the home and the mom is trying to j uggle work and raising the kids by herself. People should wait to have kids until they are married and settled down a bit so the kids have a stable home.Economic Development Everyone needs to vote yes on the c ounty referendum to keep the Childrens Services Council and to keep the Economic Development Tax Exemption. Both of these t hings have been on the books in Okeechob ee County for more than 10 years and they w ork well. By law the county is required to b ring them back for a vote every so often. So, vote yes on these two. They work. Vote y es and keep them. The only chance we have to get the new FPL plant is if we keep the economic development tax exemption on the books. Other counties are offering FPL sweet deals t o locate in their communities. We need that plant, and the good paying jobs that come w ith it, in Okeechobee. Also, we would have a more steady power supply.OCRA I have a problem with parents thinking they know everything about this league. W hat town doesnt have a problem with any league? Everyone does. Yes, things are unfair with the draft and teams are stacked. Yes, OCRA should dictate the rule no special requests. If you want a coach that teaches kids how to play, you better hope that coach picks that kid. No matter where you go, no one makes special requests to play on a team, you play where they want you! You want to play travel ball? Go ahead. It will cost money which you probably think itll be worth it instead of dealing with the hassle, but your kids has to try out to be on that team, and like league, your kid isnt guaranteed to play. What if you drive all that way out of town and that team doesnt show or forfeits, or rains out? Then what? You are out of gas money and all day wasted. Parents want to talk about coaches and how they treat kids. Yes, they could use a different approach and not yell, I agree, however, dont expect your kid to be the best player out there when hes not paying attention or gets hit with the ball because there is no discipline and hes allowed to do rolls in the out eld, or play in the dirt or running around. Coaches cannot focus on just one kid who is acting up to behave while the rest of the team wants to learn and play. Parents, step up! Make your kids behave if you want something done. When they come to that eld, any coach will tell you, its their time, and whatever they do is the coachs discipline. You dont like it, dont sign them up. Parents are the reason why OCRA is starting to make things dif cult for other parents. Attend a meeting. If you cant go because youre busy, then quit whining! Let the coaches discipline the kids when they act up on the eld, if you dont like it, step up and make your own kid mind or dont sign them up. OCRA has some problems, but the more people complain about it, the more it gets worse because no one wants to help. All they want to do is point ngers when in all reality, the one whos pointing the nger is the one who needs to step up and do something about it. Im a parent and a coach, am I happy about how things are run? No. But I dont complain. I do contribute my help!Amendment 2 Twenty states have legalized medical marijuana. They do not have all of these problems the scare tactics TV ads are forecasting. The people who are spending millions on the ads against marijuana are pharmaceutical companies. If marijuana is legalized, people will not need as many pain pills. And if the people who need it can get it legally, they wont end up in jail for possessing it, so the jails will not be so crowded. Vote yes to keep our Childrens Services CouncilFor 24 years, the Childrens Services Council has bene tted the youth of Okeechobee County by providing nancial support for much-needed services, activities, programs and events. In order to continue serving our community, the Childrens Services Council must be re-authorized by the voters who should expect to see local Referendum #1 on their Nov. 4 ballots for the General Election. It is the mission of the Childrens Services Council (CSC) to enhance the lives of all children in Okeechobee County and enable them to reach their full potential. The CSC is an independent taxing district that uses dedicated property tax revenue to improve the lives of children. The list of programs the CSC supports is extensive: 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast; Area Agency on Aging; Big Brothers Big Sisters; Chakas Stars; Childrens Home Society Heart Gallery; Communities in Schools PAL; Early Learning Coalition; Exchange Club CASTLE; Helping People Succeed; Hibiscus Childrens Center; IRSC Expanding Horizons; Marthas House; My Aunts House; New Horizons of the Treasure Coast; Okeechobee Educational Foundation; Okeechobee Extension 4-H; Okeechobee Healthy Start; Okeechobee Special Equestrian; Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition; Planned Parenthood; Real Life Childrens Ranch; Suncoast Mental Health; Sacred Heart Martial Arts Program; and, United for Families Foster Parent Mentor. The Economic Council of Okeechobe e wholeheartedly supports the CSC and asks you to please join them in voting YES to reauthorize the Childrens Services Council o f Okeechobee. Sincerely, Tara Minton Rowley Executive Director October 15, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in 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. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! By Kathie StarkweatherCenter for Rural Affairs In October, America celebrates the harvest, and speci cally initiatives to put healthy, locally grown food on our childrens plates at school. And, it all starts with Americas farmers and ranchers. Many of us who raise our own food, whether in a pot or a small garden, do so as a hobby. If theres too much heat, not enough rain or too many pests, we are disappointed and frustrated but the love of growing fresh, nutritious foods pulls us through tough times. I know two young women who started a small vegetable farm. They have off-farm jobs as do many farmers and ranchers in rural America. While they are fortunate to have jobs they enjoy, their true passion is growing and providing food. They want children to eat tasty squash, peppers, and carrots. And they want kids to know where their food comes from. They toil in 100 degree heat. They stoop to pull weeds. They invest in their farm with season-extending hoop houses to provide a few more months of fresh vegetables. Its hard work, but they think its worth it if just one more child can experience the taste o f a fresh green bean or learn that asparagus tastes pretty darned good. Remember the kids and the farmers during this harvest season, and nd ways to support Farm to School efforts in your area. Celebrate farms and schools B.R.A.T. Club in Okeechobee is looking for volunteersBuilding Relationships Among Teens (B.R.A.T.) Club in Okeechobee is looking for volunteers. If you are over the age of 21, and a fun-loving and energetic person, we want you! Come help out the youth of the community at various youth events. Contact Tammi Kelly at 772-708-6764, or Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996 for information.
Notice is hereby given that Florida Southeast Connection, LLC, (FSC), a wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., on September 26, 2014, led with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) an application to construct interstate natural gas pipeline facilities in Polk, Osceola, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, and Martin counties, Florida, in Docket No. CP14-554-000, (Application). FSC is requesting authorization from FERC to construct and operate the following pipeline facilities: (1) Approximately 77.1 miles of 36-inch diameter pipeline (Mile Post 0.0 to MP 77.1) and 49.3 miles of 30-inch diameter pipeline (Mile Post 77.1 to Mile Post 126.4); (2) A natural gas meter station at Mile Post 126.4 Notice of the Application will be mailed to affected landowners and local, state and federal agencies involved with the project. A copy of the application is on le at the following locations:LEGAL NOTICE Florida Southeast Connection, LLC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Docket No. CP14-554-000Indiantown Library 15200 S.W. Adams Ave. Indiantown, FL 34956 Haines City Public Library 111 North 6th St. Haines City, FL 33844 Lake Wales Public Library 290 Cypress Garden Lane Lake Wales, FL 33853 Kenansville Library 1154 S. Canoe Creek Rd. Kenansville, FL 34739 Fort Pierce Branch Library 101 Melody Lane Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Okeechobee Library 206 S.W. 16th St. Okeechobee, FL 34974 Hart Memorial Central Library 211 East Dakin Ave. Kissimmee, FL 34741 For further information on becoming an intervener in the FERC process, visit FERCs website at www.ferc.gov or call FERCs Ofce of External Affairs at (202) 502-6088 or toll-free at (866) 208-3372. For more information about FSC, please visit www.oridasoutheastconnection.com; call (855) 327-2660 or e-mail: PipelineProject.SharedMailbox@nexteraenergy.com 5 Okeechobee News October 15, 2014 the report. Horta, said a detective with task force, is leasing the home from someone who lives in Miami. Of the seized plants, the detective said: They were good plants. He knew what he was doing. The detective went on to explain that all of the plants were in the same growth stage and all were in the 3to 4-foot-in-height range. This particular crop, added the OCSO investigator, had not yet been cultivated. But, he had cultivated there before, the detective added. The investigation into this alleged grow house is continuing. MARIJUANAContinued From Page 1 A short time later, Soto staggered away from the table with a knife in his chest. Nav arro, claimed his attorney, stabbed Soto out of self defense. Apparently the two men had lived together in the mobile home, along with Jose Luis Sincerio-Hernandez and his paramour Valeria Garcia-Maximo. And according to the testimony of Mr. Hernandez, 62, everyone got along well. Like a family, he told the jury through an interpreter. The jury learned how sometime during the evening hours of Aug. 31, 2013, Soto and Navarro decided to go out for the evening. Assistant State Attorney Terry Tribble told the jury in his opening statement the problem between the two men began while they were drinking at a local establishment and Navarro saw Soto talking to a married w oman. Navarro told her to stay away from him (Soto) hes only got one thing on his mind, said Mr. Tribble. This angered Soto and when the men nally got home sometime around 4 a.m., the argument escalated to the point it cost him his life. After the alleged stabbing, Soto, leaving a trail of blood, staggered to a bathroom with the knife in his chest. Navarro then walked through the blood to check on Soto. He immediately knew his roommate was in bad shape. Hes (Soto) not just bleeding out, hes telling Navarro: Hey, man, I need an ambulance! said Mr. Tribble to the jury. Navarro then apparently went to the bedroom occupied by Mr. Hernandez and Ms. Garcia and knocked on the bedroom door. But when Mr. Hernandez opened the door, no one was there. So, he went back to bed. Some 20 minutes later, said Mr. Hernandez from the witness stand, Navarro again knocked on the bedroom door. He apparently told Mr. Hernandez to call an ambulance. Through the court-appointed interpreter, Mr. Hernandez said he walked out of his bedroom and saw the oor covered in blood. He then went to a neighbors home and asked them to call for help. When queried by Assistant State Attorney Ashley Albright, Mr. Hernandez said he did not hear the two men argue. The rst law enforcement of cer on the scene was OCSO Deputy Corporal Michael Hazellief, who testi ed that when he entered the home he saw a lot of blood on the oor. The blood, he said, trailed off from the kitchen to another room. As he began to follow the blood trail he saw the leg of a man hanging off a bed. When he entered that bedroom, Cpl. Hazellief told the jury he saw a man lying in a lot of blood. I saw a puncture wound on his left side, added the deputy. Cpl. Hazellief then told the jury he shook the man by his shoulders but got no response. Soto, continued the deputy, had a slight pulse so he called emergency medical personnel and told them to get there as quickly as they could. Although they arrived just a few minutes after the deputys call, it was too late. The trial will resume Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Courtroom A of the Okeechobee County Judicial Complex. Mr. Tribble told the jury they will be hearing testimony from several different witnesses, including the medical examiner who performed the autopsy on Soto. It may be a little graphic, he said of that testimony, but thats what happens when someones stabbed in the heart. MURDERContinued From Page 1 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A woman reportedly ripped-off a local convenience store when she paid for her purchases with four rolls of quarters that w ere really Brazilian coins. Deputy Sergeant Paul Ferrell, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO), stated in his report the incident occurred Sunday, Oct. 12, at the BP convenience store on S.R. 710. According to his report a white female w alked into the store around 4:25 p.m. and asked if she could buy some gas and make some other purchases with the four rolls of quarters. The clerk told the deputy the customer was a white female in her late 40s or early 50s. She was driving a red passenger car, added Sgt. Ferrell. The clerk opened the ends of the rolls to check the contents and found them to be quarters. The woman then purchased $10 of gasoline and bought some other items in the store. About an hour later, when the clerk opened one of the rolls to put in her cash drawer, she found the rolls were not lled with quarters. Sgt. Ferrell went on to state he will be getting the stores surveillance video of the transaction to aid him in his investigation. The report does not indicate the value, if any, of the Brazilian coins. If you have any information about this case, you are asked to contact the sheriffs of ce at 863-763-3117. W oman rips off store with fake quarters
Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o email@example.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Darryl Dean McDowell, 71OKEECHOBEE Darryl Dean McDowell died October 9, 2014. He was born December 31, 1942 in McComb, Ohio to Marlowe and Leorna Tussing McDowell. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy. A resident of Okeechobee for 15 years, he was a member of the Brighton Baptist Church, DAV and A mVets. He enjoyed shing, reading, hunting and playing cards. Mr. McDowell was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Connie McDowell; son, Randy McDowell. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Deanna McDowell of Okeechobee; son, Greg McDowell of Norwood, OH; daughters, Tina McDowell (Jim Eddington) and Darcy McDowell (Chad Goodin) all of Findlay, OH; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; brothers, Leon McDowell of McComb, OH, Ronnie McDowell (Judy) of Findlay, OH and Roger McDowell (Marilyn) of McComb, OH; sisters, Judy Yarnell of Las Vegas and Sandy Welch (Steve) of Findlay, OH. Visitation was 12 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Monday, October 13, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Pastor Calvin Fryar of ciating. Interment will be at McComb Cemetery in McComb, Ohio. 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. Frances Hayes Arnott, 73OKEECHOBEE Frances Hayes Arnott died October 10, 2014. She was born January 7, 1941 in Mulberry, Alabama to George and Maudie Hines Hayes. A resident of Okeechobee and Alabama, she was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed watching old westerns on T.V., gardening, quilting, sewing and spending time with her family. Mrs. Arnott was preceded in death by her son, Billy White; mother, Maudie Hayes; father, George Hayes; and three brothers. She is survived by her husband, Don Arnott; three daughters, Jeanne Payne (Larry), Rita Girard and Teresa Ledbetter all of Okeechobee; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three stepsons, Don Arnott, Jr., Huey Arnott both of New Jersey and Kim Arnott of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Allen Hayes and Jimmy Hayes (Dottie); and sister, Linda Hayes Wilson (Dennis) all of Okeechobee. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorials may be made to Heroes 4 Hope, 1115 North Parrott AVE, Okeechobee, FL 34972 or Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Larry Goodtimes Marvin Reiss, 66 OKEECHOBEE Larry Reiss passed way on Sunday, Oct. 5th, 2014. He was born Dec. 1st, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Okeechobee, Fla. in 1969. He was a Charter Member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #4509 in Okeechobee and a Charter Member of Tuckahoe M/C, Okeechobee. (Retired). He enjoyed riding his Harley with his good friend Colleen Dillard Wickham. He worked for Willard Mays Auto Sales for many years and enjoyed restoring antique cars. He is survived by his son, Scott Reiss and daughter, Shannon Garrett (Steve); three step daughters, Chrystal (Danny) Johnson, Lace y Cunningham and Chantel Cunningham; six grandchildren, Nicole, Meghan, Trey, Spencer, Haley, Aiden; and one great-grandchild, Lucas. Brother, Dale Reiss (Annie) and sister, Dawn Robinson (Greg Melear). We will all miss our daily adventures with our brother. Friends and Family will gather at Cypress Hut Eagles, #4509 on Oct. 18th, 2014 at 3p.m. for a Celebration of Life. In lieu of owers, the famil y requests donations be made to Hospice o f Okeechobee. There will be a Celebration of Life Ride on Sat. Oct. 18th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., meeting at U-Save parking lot. All are welcome. Call Dawn at 863-697-6525 with any questions. Margaret Peggy Pearce Stratton, 71OKEECHOBEE Peggy Stratton passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Indian River Medical Center. She was born March 20, 1943 to Forest E. Hunky Pearce and Dorothy Dot (Roebuck) Pearce. Peggy was a faithful Christian, devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. Born and raised in Okeechobee, Peggy and her husband, Charlie, lived in Okeechobee their entire lives. While raising their girls, Miss Peggy was a teacher then Director for the First Baptist Church Preschool for many years. Thereafter, she was a devoted wife and homemaker. She enjoyed spending time in the pasture with Charlie, taking vacations, participating in the quilt ministry with First Baptist Church, sewing and most of all, spending time with her beloved family. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Charlie Stratton; two daughters, Leanne Swinson (Andy) of Beaufort, NC and Joy Mullendore (Scott) of Odessa, FL; three grandchildren, Kent Mullendore, Anna Melisse Swinson and Brody Swinson; and brothers, Roy Pearce and Dock Pearce. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Jane Pearce Bartlett; and brother, Harry Pearce. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Interment 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. Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 15, 2014 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Legion hosting taco dayAmerican Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., is hosting a taco and margarita day Wednesday, Oct. 15 Music with Carl Cable w ill be from 3 until 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, is ve-card bingo starting at 1 p.m. Soup and sandwiches are available for a $2.50 donation. Music with Carl Cable will be from 4 until 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, features spaghetti dinner, salad and desert for a $6 donation from 4 until 7 p.m. Music with Medicine Man w ill be from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, ve-card bingo starts at 1 p.m. Call 863-7635309 for information.Auxiliary serves sandwichesThe Cypress Hut Ladies Auxiliary, 4701 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve a variety of sandwiches starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15 For information, call 863-467-1154.VFW supports fundraiserVFW Big Lake Post 10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., continues its fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and research for the month of October with their special lemonade called the Pink Ribbon. Wednesday, Oct. 15 features bingo at the post. The Commanders Ball will be Saturday, Oct. 25. Friday, Oct. 31, the Halloween costume party starts at 8 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2308.Moose offers bingo, dinnerOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites you to join them Thursday, Oct. 16, at 1:30 p.m. for bingo. Lunch will be provided for a small fee. Oct. 17 is the WOTM College of Regent Dinner from 5 until 7 p.m. Proceeds will bene t Moose charities.Feed seminar set for Oct. 16Jones Supply, 801 S.W. Park St., is hosting a feed seminar Thursday, Oct. 16 starting at 6:30 p.m. FFA and 4-H kids will be taught how to properly feed their hogs. We will also cover questions about goats and lambs. For information, call 863-467-0351.Domestic violence event setA free domestic violence workshop will be held at the Hampton Inn, 1200 S.R. 70 E., Friday, Oct. 17, from 6 until 9 p.m. The public is invited. Refreshments will be provided. For information, call 863-169-2893. Community Events Brought to you by:Lic#CAC1817236 Lic#CFC022585 863.763.6461Since 1975
New membersWelcome to our newest Main Street members: Donald LeFrancois and Diane Hagan.Main Street MixerSave the date for a ghoulishly good time at our next mixer. Brown Cow Sweetery, 103 S.W. Park St.. invites you to their spooktacular Halloween Costume party on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 5 until 7 p.m.Fund raiserCruise the county with Main Street and Reggie the Regions bike. Follow Reggies adventures on Facebook. If you would like to own this experienced traveller, visit Main Street at 55 S. Parrott Ave. or www.okeechobeemainstreet.org to purchase a ticket for the bike giveaway in December. Five dollars for one and $20 for ve. All proceeds go to Okeechobee Main Street.Holiday collectionThe Community Collaborative Council is hosting their annual Christmas gift collection. Please bring new toys, games, gift cards, books, shoes and clothing to Sharon V inson at the School Board Of ce, 700 S.W. Second Ave., or for more information call 863-462-5000 ext. 257. Hoop ShootLake Okeechobee Elks Lodge No. 2871, 2631 S.E. 33rd St., is a non-pro t organization that supports all children and their charities in health and sports. On Nov. 15 the Elks Lodge 2871 will sponsor a nonpro t hoop shoot for all children between the ages of 8 and 13. Each child who participates in the event will be given a hot dog, potato chips and a soda. The Elks are asking businesses if they would donate one or more items for the meal, or cash to help pay for the awards for this event. They expect about 250 participants. All participants get trophies and a ribbon and a certi cate. For information, call J ames DuPre at 863-623-5161 or 315-7787407 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.Business Womens Referral NetworkThe Okeechobee Business Womens Referral Network will meet at 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, at Cowboys, 202 N.E. 7th Ave. Bring someone new and dont forget a small exchange gift.Plugged in ParentingYouni ed will present a free seminar, Plugged In Parenting, on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Osceola Middle School Gym. For information, contact Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000 ext 257.March of DimesMarch of Dimes is getting ready to have its annual kick-off event and is seeking sponsors, donations and teams for the March walk in Okeechobee. Sharon Vinson would be happy to meet with you at your convenience to discuss the local March for Babies and how you can support this project. SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, March 28, 2015 in downtown Okeechobee. For information, see marchofdimes.com/ orida, or call 863462-5000 ext. 257. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLANOKEECHOBEE COUNTY gives notice that it shall hold a public hearing before the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Room 270, Historic Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider amendments to the Comprehensive Plan of Okeechobee County, Florida and to consider authorizing transmittal of the amendments to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The proposed comprehensive plan amendments are described as follows: Petition C-2014-0002. Southeastern Spanish District Council Assemblies of God, Inc., property owner and applicant. Request to reclassify approximately 235 acres from the Agriculture future land use classication to a new Rural Activity Center future land use classication. The change would increase the maximum density from 1 dwelling unit per 10 acres to 3 dwelling units per acre and would allow for supporting commercial uses. The subject property is in Section 28, Township 36 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. The property is accessed via NE 80th Avenue to NE 48th Street to NE 96th Avenue. The property is approximately 2 miles west of NE 128th Avenue (Berman Road) and 2.5 miles north of State Road 70 East. Petition C-2014-0003. Framar Enterprises, Inc. and KJB Properties, LLC., property owners and applicants. Request to reclassify approximately 1,040 acres from the Agriculture and Rural Activity Center future land use classications to the Rural Activity Center classication including amending the text of the Poseys Corner/Crooked Creek Rural Activity Center. The change would increase the density for approximately 600 acres from a maximum of 1 dwelling unit per 10 acres to a density of 1 dwelling unit per acre. The property is in Sections 26, 27, 34 and 35, Township 36 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. The property is to the north and west of the Crooked Creek subdivision, being about 1 mile north of State Road 70 East along NE 128th Avenue (Berman Road) and 1 mile north of State Road 70 East at a point approximately 1/2 mile east of NE 80th Avenue. Petition C-2014-0004. Lucille Stanley, property owner; George Costonis, applicant. Request to reclassify approximately 52 acres from the Urban Residential Mixed Use and Rural Estate future land use classications to the Commercial Corridor Mixed Use classication. The change would increase the potential intensity of development of the property to allow for increased commercial development. The subject property is in Sections 3 and 4, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. The property is on the west side of Highway 441 North, north of NW 36th Street. A copy of the proposed amendments shall be available for inspection by the public during normal business hours at the Okeechobee County Planning and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed amendments, and may submit written comments to the Planning and Development Department prior to the hearing. If a person decides to appeal any decisions made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, that person will need a record of the proceedings, and he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Publish in The Okeechobee News: October 15, 2014 Always on Top of the JobRe-Roofing Specialists Metal & Shingle Roofs Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 7 Okeechobee News October 15, 2014 The Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year luncheon will be Oct. 16, at 11:45 a.m. This will be the inaugural presentation of the Business of the Year Awards. CSC All Stars will have a grand opening at 810 N. Parrott Ave., on Monday, Oct. 20, at 5:30 p.m. On Oct. 28, Applebees will host the chambers Halloween Business After Hours event. The event will include several contests. Get creative and start working on a costume. Put your chef hats on and bake your best tasting pumpkin dessert to be judged at the event. Pull out your carving tools and paint/decorate a pumpkin and enter it in the best-decorated pumpkin contest. Prizes will be awarded. Business After Hours is one of our most popular networking events. These events bring together members of the business community in a fun- lled atmosphere designed to encourage networking and interaction while enjoying delectable food and drink. The Chamber Ambassador Program consists of enthusiastic volunteers from the chamber membership who donate their time to help build member commitment and raise community awareness of chamber activities and bene ts. In doing so, the ambassadors grow professionally and personally by building business relationships within the community. The program is ideal if you have a desire to: become more active in the local business environment, raise awareness of your business or organization, give back to your community. Each year, the program accepts up to 10 individuals to serve as ambassadors for the following calendar year. If you are accepted into the program, you will receive training on the skills and responsibilities necessary to succeed in the program. Getting involved with the ambassador program is one of the rst steps you can take to become more involved with the chamber. For any information on any of the Chamber of Commerce events, go to: www. okeechobeebusiness.com Mariah Parriott Administration 863-467-6246 email@example.com Chamber of Commerce News Okeechobee Main Street Clipboard
8 Okeechobee News October 15, 2014 Okeechobee News: Celebrating our Centennial! Okeechobee News: Celebrating our Centennial! The war is over but that is not the whole story. The country must have a nal Victory Loan and Okeechobee must meet its quota in this nal loan for the following reasons: 1. To pay the bills for munitions and material already delivered and used. 2. To pay the cost of guarding Germany and Japan. 3. To pay for the care of our wounded and disabled. 4. To pay off and provide bene ts for the 8 million or more veterans to be discharged by next July. 5. To keep the lid on price in ation. Take reason number four for instance. It will cost our government more than 2 million dollars next year for mustering pay for the returning soldiers and sailors at the rate of $300 per man which we all are agreed is small enough for the service they have received. Our quota in E Bonds in the Victory Loan Drive, which begins October 29th is $19,000. That means the citizens of Okeechobee are to invest $19,000 in the best security the world has to offer today. We will receive $25,333 in return for the $19,000 we invested. In addition, we are helping keep down in ation, as this year there will only be one dollars worth of consumers goods for every $1.50 the public has to spend. There is no better way to inves t this other one-third of our income which we cannot spend than putting it in war bonds. We must remember that the governmen t has only two ways to raise the money it needs, that is through taxation and borrowing. Which would you prefer? Higher taxes or investing in E bonds where you will receive interes t on your money? The Victory Loan is going to be handle d through the schools and each $3,000 in wa r bonds will buy a bed and accommodations in a hospital with the name of the Okeechobee school inscribed on the same for returning wounded veterans. The object of the Victory Loans Committee is to obtain our quota through subscriptions by October 29th. So, in order that ou r county may have the honor of being the rs t county to go over the top, wont you do you r part to help your county obtain this quota by purchasing bonds when you are called upon? W. Allen Markham County War Finances Chairman From the Okeechobee News, Oct. 12, 1945Okeechobee Victory Loan And Why We Must Meet Our Quota Is Explained By Allen Markham, War Finance Chairman By MARJORIE B. WALLACE Supposed we have hash today. The Gady has been getting entirely too serious and ponderous lately, not to say pompous. So today we will it about and see what use can be made of that almost atrophied stinger. First, about the new tax-raising ordinance passed by the city papas last Monday night. There was surprisingly little opposition which argues a sensible and understanding populace. Of course, there are those funny people who didnt go to the meeting but are now whispering behind their hands rumors of graft and malpractice. Twas ever thus. If you believe them, the city papas individually got rich off the water works improvement program and are getting ready to line their pockets with some more of this new money. Well, if they got away with it, you know whose fault it is, dont you? (Personally, I dont believe it for a moment.) But if you take no interest whatsoever in the actions of your city council, dont dare to come shining around in whispers your objections to what they do. The meetings are open. The books are available. Its your city council if you want to make it so. If you never attend a meeting, then keep your mouth shut. If you want to be very sure of the disposition of this new tax money, you can go to the next meeting on Monday night, when they expect to introduce another ordinance allocating it to various projects. If the two gentlemen who started a riot on this very question last Monday night somewhat prematurelyare at the next meeting to continue the battle, I can promise you some excitement. Free-for-all and no holds barred. My pet peeve, Joes house, now being pretty well xed up, just waiting for paint to be a very respectable piece of property. I shall now jump catty-cornered across the street to the building variously known as Alberts Hotel and less printable names. Honest, folks, this is as disreputable an old hulk of tumble-down steps, askew windows, peeling stucco, apping drain gutters and general disrepair, as many be found in Okeechobee. It stands on its tottering foundations, leering horridly at passers-by with its aged, dirty air of decay. Its really a re trap, too, of course. It should be torn down and given a decent burial. Or maybe there is enough good material in it to build a couple of houses. Anyhow, it is at present Okeechobees number one disgrace. The owner thereof assures me that when he can get help and materials, he is going to x up this wreck. Oh, happy day! To an unknown benefactor, my thanks for the new paint jobs which are transforming the cabin camp on the western outskirts of town. I think I mentioned once before that the people living in these little places had kept the grass cut, the trash burned, and done their best to make a decent place of it. Now that the cabins are being repaired and painted, their efforts will show, and the little group of doll houses will be as attractive as it has been unsightly. Good work. Alto is adding to his clean, neat group of cabins in the heart of town, and they are almost always occupied. Does your old lling station come next on the improvement program, Alto? Rumor hath it that we are to have a grand new post of ce building. That will be lovely. Lets put it on the park across from the tennis courts, facing Parrott Avenue, and surround it with ornamentals and a wide, wide sidewalk for the childrens tricycles. In another twenty years, I dont expect to be able to dodge them as easily as I do now, and there will always be small boys on tricycles. Mowing the parks helps a lot. Cleaning the sidewalks has helped. Mowing the road shoulders has helped. Vacant lots are next on the mowing agenda. Progress we are getting and we are duly grateful. But WHY wont people use the trash cans? In front of one of the stores the other day some folks peeled bananas, threw the dangerous skin on the sidewalk, and sat downone of themon a lid of the trash can to eat the banana. I could mention names, but I wontthis time. Throwing the banana skins on the sidewalk is a punishable offense in most cities, for it invites disastrous falls. The mental makeup of people who do this sort of thing is simply beyond my comprehension. While in an ordinance-passing mood, dear city papas, why not get busy on one or two to control this sort of civic outrage? You probably wont get elected again, anyhow. From the Okeechobee News, Oct. 12, 1945THE GAD-FLY Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tommy MarkhamLooking back ...This photo, shared by Tommy Markham, is from 1946 and shows the Okeechobee County schools. Do you have an old photo to share? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paid Political Advertisement Paid For and Approved By Jim Baughman for City Council 75 YEARS OF KNOWLEDGEELECTJIM BAUGHMANFOR CITY COUNCIL Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce Past President Rotary Club Board of Directors Master Mason and Shriner Florida Community Health Centers Board of Directors Filipino American Federation Circle of Friends Member Marthas House Current Board Member Ordained Deacon First Baptist Church of Okeechobee Current Member Founder of B & B Enterprises Developer of Blue Heron Golf & Country Club and River Run Resort Retired from Bell Telephone (Sales Training Manager for SE FL) US Navy Honorable Discharge Eight Years of Service Past Volunteer Search & Rescue Pilot Okeechobee County Husband of 55 years Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather Okeechobee Needs Jobs! 9 Okeechobee News ~ General Election Special October 15, 2014 General Election DayVOTERS GUIDEFeatures: And Much More Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Ray Worley for City CouncilI would like to thank the 590 Citizens of Okeechobee who voted for me two years ago. If you will vote for me again and ask one friend to vote for me as well, we will win this election. Great things are in store for us. Thank you in advance for voting for me on November 4th.If you have any questions, please call me at 863.447.1114 Okeechobee County voters will decide one county commission race, choose three city councilmen and vote on two local referendums, as well as cast their ballots in state races on Nov. 4. Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 20, and ends Saturday, Nov. 1, with voting at the Elections Of ce, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In the Okeechobee County Commission district 4 race, Republican Terry Wayne Burroughs will face Democrat Tommy Clay. The incumbent, Joey Hoover, was defeated in the primary election. Three positions will be chosen on the Okeechobee City Council. City voters will be asked to choose up to three of the following candidates: Jim Baughman, Noel Chandler, Devin Maxwell, Gary Ritter, Dowling Watford and Ray Worley. (Voters may choose one, two or three names from the list. The three candidates with the most votes win the seats.) Okeechobee County residents will also be asked to vote to renew the Childrens Services Council funding and to renew the Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption. In the United States Representative District 17 race, incumbent Tom Rooney (REP) is challenged by Will Bronson (DEM). Florida Governor Rick Scott (REP), is challenged by Charlie Crist (DEM). (Mr. Crist was a Republican when he previously served as Florida governor.) In the race for Florida Attorney General, incumbent Pam Bondi, a Republican, is challenged by Democrat George Sheldon. In the race for Florida Chief Financial Of cer, incumbent Jeff Atwater, a Republican, is challenged by Democrat Will Rankin. Incumbent Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam (REP) is challenged by Thaddeus Hamilton (DEM) and Jeffrey Obos (WRI). Candidates in the nonpartisan District 4 Court of Appeal race are Alan O. Forst, Mar k W. Kingensmith, W. Matthew Stevenson and Martha C. Warner. Voters will also be asked to decide the fate of three proposed amendments to the State Constitution. Amendment 1 would designate funds to acquire and restore conservation and recreation lands. Amendment 2 would allow the use o f marijuana to treat certain medical conditions. Amendment 3 would allow the governor to ll judicial vacancies by appointing a justice or judge from candidates selected by the judicial nominating commission, in anticipation of a vacancy. For the full text of the proposed count y referendums and Florida Amendments online, see the links of the Okeechobee News page on Facebook, or go online to Florida. Newszap.com. V oters to decide city, county and state races On Nov. 4, Okeechobee County voters will be asked to renew the Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption, which gives the county commission authority to give tax breaks to companies that open a new business or expand an existing business in Okeechobee County. The tax exemptions are for new construction and improvements only. Taxes on the land itself are not exempt, The tax exemption is a tool to help the county attract new businesses and industry. This tool is important in order for Okeechobee County to stay competitive with other counties who also offer similar tax exemptions. In November 2004 a referendum was held, in which a majority of the voters approved an economic development ad valorem tax exemption for new and expanding businesses in Okeechobee County, Fla. Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions under Section196.1995(7) Florida Statutes, states that exemptions expire 10 years after the date such authority was approved in an election, but such authority may be renewed for an additional 10 year period, in a referendum called and held pursuant to Section 196.1995. The exemption is for the improvements, such as new buildings. The land itself is not exempt from the property taxes. Okeechobee County recently entered negotiations with Florida Power & Light. An Okeechobee County site, 2,800 acres in the northwest corner of the county, is under consideration for natural gas power plant, a $1.1 billion investment. FPL already owns the property. The countys offer to FPL requires voter approval of continuation of Economic Development Tax Exemption. The county tax proposal includes a 30 percent valuation on the new power plant for the rst year with an increase to 100 percent by year 11. Such a project would create 300 jobs during the two-year construction period and about 40 long-term positions at the power plant. Economic Development Tax Exemption on ballot
Political Advertisement Paid for and approved by Tommy Clay for County Commissioner, District 4 10 Okeechobee News ~ General Election Special October 15, 2014 Six candidates are competing for three seats on the Okeechobee City Council. All of the candidates run together on the same ballot. City voters may vote for up to three candidates, but also have the option to vote for only one or two of the names on the list. Incumbents are Dowling Watford and Devin Maxwell. Clayton Williams did not seek re-election. They are challenged by Jim Baughman, Noel Chandler, Gary Ritter and Ray Worley. Jim Baughman, 76, has lived in Okeechobee for 40 years. His education includes high school and some college. He is currently retired. Noel Chandler, 68, has lived in Okeechobee his entire life. He is a graduate of Okeechobee High School. He is employed by B&B Site Dev elopment. Devin Maxwell, 42, has lived in Okeechobee for about 30 years. He is a 1989 graduate of Okeechobee High School and a 1993 graduate of Florida State University with a BA in history. He graduated from University of Georgia School of Law in 1997. He has been on the city council since 2011. He is a lawyer with Maxw ell & Maxwell P.A. Gary Ritter, 60, moved to Okeechobee 37 years ago. He is a 1972 graduate of Boca High School. He received an Associate Science degree in Biology from the University of South Florida in 1974 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida where he received my. He works for the South Florida Water Management District. Dowling Watford Jr., 64, is a life-long resident of Okeechobee. He is a 1968 graduate of Okeechobee High School and a 1972 graduate of Florida Southern College. Semi-retired, he is a consultant at Gilbert Ford. Ray Worley, 64, has had a family home in Okeechobee since 1968, He came to live in here permanently in 1993. His education includes Operating Engineers Local 925 Trade School and the Clemson Universities Professional Development Program. Employment has included construction and consumer action and non pro t organizations. What do you think is the most important issue currently facing the city and how would you address it? BAUGHMAN: Lack of jobs. There are over 40 vacancies on Parrott Avenue alone. I would personally form a special committee to nd ways to ll these vacancies. Fastrack permitting and help current business expand. Our tax base is getting smaller everyday and since 90 percent of our taxes are paid by small business people, this is our biggest challenge. Bring new business back to Okeechobee and it would solve many of our problems. One, our inability to properly fund our police, re, building and other departments. They need and deserve raises to keep up with rising cost. We cannot do this with a declining tax base. We need to take a more positive attitude toward growth and jobs. Reasonable growth is healthy. CHANDLER: Bringing business into the city and the city industrial park by reaching out through continuing our close relationships with Main Street and the Economic Council. MAXWELL: I think the city needs to de ne its role in our community. There is only one city in Okeechobee County, and the city needs to be the local entity that governs the core area of urban-type development that spreads from the main intersection outward, and towards the lake. The Okeechobee community needs a vibrant, robust urban center, the county needs relief from its expansive service area, and OUA needs new connections to its system. I would address these issues by continuing to advocate for an intergovernmental council of local public of cials, to engage in joint planning, visioning, and infra-structure development. RITTER: Two words, economic development. We can talk jobs all we want but until we develop a business model and a strategic plan for community growth there is no de ned path for job creation. Glades, Hendry and Highlands counties along with their respective municipalities have worked together to build such a plan by investing in an Economic Development Director whose sole mission is to market the community and solicit new businesses in their respective areas. It has been an investment that has resulted in economic growth in their communities as these local governments have created a policy for success. Unless we work together with the county and local business leaders, develop a plan and nd a point person to work for us, economic growth will always be a hit or miss proposition. WATFORD: Budget and economy: these two issues are connected. We need our revenues to increase to meet the needs of our budget. We also need the empty business buildings lled to provide not only tax revenue, but jobs for our citizens. The city staff does a very good job streamlining the process for businesses, but we need to be sure we have policies in place that do not hinder the process. WORLEY: The city tax base is limited in size. We will have to use creative ways to increase our tax base without raising taxes. I have just been elected to the Board of Directors of the Heartland Community Housing Organization. Construction, no matter what it is, helps raise the tax base in any community. This organization is going to help our county and city as it creates public private partnerships with land owners to build affordable housing. It is time for our leaders to think globall y instead of just locally. I believe this will require all new council members. For more, see future editions of the Okeechobee News. Six compete for three seats on Okeechobee City Council Jim Baughman Devin Maxwell Noel Chandler Gary Ritter Dowling Watford Ray Worley
Paid Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by the Economic Council of Okeechobee ELECTNOEL CHANDLERFORCITY COUNCIL I previously served as your City Councilman for twelve years. Having lived in Okeechobee all my life, I have seen the changes our city has faced. I will be available at all times to address any concerns you may have regarding governing our city. I bring you my past experience and forward thinking toward keeping our city safe and viable for all residents. I am again asking for your support so I may serve as your City Councilman. Please exercise your right to vote on November 4, 2014Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Noel Chandler for City Council 11 Okeechobee News ~ General Election Special October 15, 2014 The County Commission District 4 race pits Republican Terry Burroughs against Democrat Tommy Clay. Joey Hoover, who currently serves as the District 4 commissioner, lost his bid for re-election in the primary election. Terry Burroughs, 63, lived in Okeechobee County from 1956 to 1969 and then returned to Okeechobee in 2003. After a 34-year career in the telecommunications industry, he retired as an executive director in 2003. Tommy Clay, 53, has lived in Okeechobee County for 50 years. He started out as a teenager working for the Walpole family and the Hazellief family, and spent 24 years with Walpole Inc., with 20 years as the manager for the Okeechobee terminal. He has served on the Okeechobee Utility Authority Board for over three years. The Okeechobee News invited readers to s ubmit questions for the candidates. What do you think is the most import ant issue currently facing the county a nd how would you address it? BURROUGHS: One of the most pressing issues is to expand our tax base by attracting new industry to our community which in turn w ill provide needed jobs. As we all experienced during the last budget cycle, we cannot afford to raise taxes on the few that pay, so we must become a more business friendly community to help ourselves via the attraction of new industry and provide job opportunities to our community at the same time expanding the tax base with a focus on lowering taxes for all. Another area of concern is the lack of a comprehensive drainage plan for the county. CLAY: Funding the services needed to sustain a healthy and safe Okeechobee. right now we are falling back on reserves and that is getting us by but we have to nd new revenue sources. I think we have cut all we can without cutting services. Unfortunately the budget has to be worked on year round. We have to work on business development through strategic marketing and targeting small business that we can bring into our community. IRSC can help develop just about any kind of work force that we would need. Do you think deputies should wear video cameras and lm all arrests? BURROUGHS: I see this being a useful tool given the environment in which the deputies work within. Currently, the deputies utilize their own personal equipment to ensure they are protected as well as to protect the citizens. CLAY: I think we need to do whatever we can to help our deputies and if this will help them then I would support it. What, if anything, would you like to change about the county government? BURROUGHS: I feel we need to revisit our overall management staf ng plan to ensure we have the correct management to employee ratio in serving the community. I would also like to see a budget director in place to manage the budget process in the county and work with the constitutional of cers assisting them in the creation of their budgets. CLAY: I just want to make sure people are just as comfortable as I am when talking to staff. What do you think the county should do with Okee-Tantie? BURROUGHS: I would support a leasing arrangement where a private entity would invest their funds into renovating the park and provide the overall management of the park. They would be required to create a business model which would include a nancial and marketing component, where the county would receive a portion of the revenues which would be negotiated between the two parties (private entity and county). This would prevent taxpayers dollars from being invested in the facility, thus eliminating the county from being in competition with local businesses. CLAY: I would like to see it open but lets see what the RFP brings to light on how we go about it. The county reserve funds have been an issue at recent commission meetings. What is your opinion on this issue? Should the county keep less money in reserve? More? BURROUGHS: The county currently maintains approximately $40 million in various reserve accounts. These accounts are mandated either by statue, policy or ordinance. As pointed out, some of the reserve funds can only be utilized based on how the funds are designated by law. Whether or not the reserves are too high is a complex question, I would suggest they are. However, given the current levels, if we had an emergency situation our county would be able to manage the situation without borrowing money from an outside source. Some of the fund levels have increased because the county has chosen not to spend the money over the past couple of years. CLAY: It is like dipping into your savings, you do not want to but sometimes you have no choice. You put it away for hard times. These are hard times, that still does not make me like it. Are you in favor of removing the spending limits on the Land ll Trust Fund? If not, why not? If so, how shoul d that money be used? BURROUGHS: I am not in favor of removing the spending limits at this time. This is one of the funds that can be useful if we need to utilize the funds for an emergency. Removing the spending limits now does not make good scal sense to me. CLAY: The Land ll Trust was set up to protect the county if Chambers Waste left the county holding the bag so to speak. Waste Management who now owns the land ll is the largest waste service provider in the nation. I do not think that they are going be leaving a land ll with as much airspace as Okeechobee Land ll has. I do not want to see the fund used unless it is the only way to fund our community and it needs to be a super majority vote. For more, see future editions of the Okeechobee News. Burroughs and Clay compete for county district 4 seat Terry Burroughs Tommy Clay
7:00 AM 7:00 PM We are offering three choices for how and when you take advantage of your Right to vote. The Responsibility is now in your hands the Choice is yours!OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOT Tom Rooney REP Terry Burroughs REP YES YES YES YES YES YES YES For authority to grant exemptions YES YES Jim Baughman Devin Maxwell Dowling R. Watford, Jr. Adam Putnam REP Pam Bondi REP Jeff Atwater REP Will Bronson DEM Tommy Clay DEM NO NO NO NO NO NO NO Against authority to grant exemptions NO NO Noel A. Chandler Gary Ritter Ray Worley Thaddeus Thad Hamilton DEM George Sheldon DEM William Will Rankin DEM Bill Wohlsifer LPF Rick Scott REP Carlos Lopez-Cantera Adrian Wyllie LPF Greg Roe Glenn Burkett NPA Jose Augusto Matos Charlie Crist DEM Annette Taddeo Farid Khavari NPA Lateresa A. JonesWhere do you vote? PRECINCT #PRECINCT LOCATION 01 Abiding Hope Worship Ctr. 4550 Hwy 441 N 02 Basinger Comm. Center 20350 Hwy 98 N 03 Oakview Baptist Church 677 SW 32nd Street 04 Okeechobee Civic Center 1750 Hwy 98 N 06 NEW LOCATION Sacred Heart Catholic Church 901 SW 6th Street 07 Hampton Inn 1200 Hwy 70 E 05 Gracious RV Park 6500 Hwy 441 SE 08 KOA 4276 Hwy 441 S 09 New Testament Baptist Church 535 NE 28th Avenue 10 Cornerstone Baptist 18387 Hwy 441 N 11 Palm Village Ranch Clubhse 1200 SW 44th Blvd (Vote for One) (Vote for One) Shall Judge Alan O. Forst of the Fourth DisShall Judge Mark W. Klingensmith of the Fourth Shall Judge W. Matthew Stevenson of the Fourth District Court of Appeal be retained Shall Judge Martha C. Warner of the Fourth (Vote for No More than Three) Water and Land Conservation Funds the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands habitat; lands protecting water resources and drinking water sources, including the Everglades, and the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams; beaches and shores; outdoor recreational lands; working farms and ranches; and historic or geologic sites, by dedicating 33 percent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents for 20 years. This amendment does not increase or decrease state revenues. The state revenue restricted to timated to be $648 million in Fiscal Year 2015-16 and grows to $1.268 billion by the twentieth year. Whether this results in any additional state expenditures depends upon future legislative actions and cannot be determined. Similarly, the impact on local government revenues, if any, cannot be determined. No additional local government costs are expected. Conditions Allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients medical use of marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for cards to patients and caregivers. Applies only to Florida law. Does not authorize violations of federal law or any non-medical use, possession or production of marijuana. Increased costs from this amendment to state and local governments cannot be determined. There will be additional regulatory and enforcement activities associated with the production and sale of medical marijuana. Fees will offset at least a portion of the regulatory costs. While sales tax may apply to purchases, changes in revenue cannot reasonably be determined since the extent to which medical marijuana will be exempt from taxation is unclear without legislative or state administrative action. Proposing an amendment to the State Constituretention applies resulting from the justices or judges reaching the mandatory retirement age or failure to qualify for a retention election; and allowing prospective appointments if a justice or judge is not retained at an election. Currently, the the current justices or judges term expires. The Childrens Services Council is an independent special district approved by voters in 1990 and since that time has provided preventative, development, treatment, rehabilitative and other services for children in Okeechobee County. Shall the Childrens Services Council of Okeechobee County be reauthorized to continue in existence, unless it is dissolved by either the Board of County CommisThe Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption would allow Okeechobee County to encourage the establishment of new businesses and the expansion of existing businesses by granting an exemption from County property taxes of up to one-hundred (100%) of only the assessed value of improvements and personal property for those businesses. Any exemption would only remain in effect for up to ten (10) years and would not apply to school, city, or voter approved taxes. Shall the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida be authorized to grant, pursuant to Section 3, Article VII of the State Constitution, property tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses that are expected to create new, full-time jobs in Okeechobee County. (Vote for One) (Vote for One) (Vote for One) (Vote for One)If you have moved or had a name change since you last voted, or if you are unsure if you changed your address or name, FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT THE ELECTIONS OFFICE: 304 NW 2nd St, Rm 144, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Thank you, Diane Hagan, Supervisor of Elections N To verify your polling place, you may call the Elections Begins: Monday, October 20thIncludes Sunday Ends: Saturday, November 1st 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Located at Absentee VotingAny registered voter may vote by mail. WOULD YOU LIKE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT?A request for an absentee ballot can be made in person, by mail, by telephone, or through our website. Absentee ballots must be returned by mail or hand by 7:00pm on Election Day. Write-In Write-In 12 Okeechobee News ~ General Election Special October 15, 2014
By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsThe Okeechobee Youth Football League nished their regular season with some competitive games against the Central Florida Saints from Orlando on Saturday. Central Florida won the ag game 21-20. The Brahman Mighty Mites w on a close matchup 26-18, The Saints senior squad prevailed 26-7, the Brahman Pee Wee teams prevailed 36-0 and the Okeechobee JV team won 32-7. The Flag game was highlighted by two touchdowns by the Saints Jaquaveon Jones w ho ran in scores from 40 yards and 31 yards. J ones 30-yard run set up a 1-yard run by William Johnson. Okeechobee was paced by a 50y ard touchdown run by Anthony Smith and two touchdowns by John White III. White scored on a 1-yard touchdown run and a 22-yard interception return. The ag team record is (3-7). The Mighty Mite game included a 68-yard touchdown run by Aundre Baker in the rst quarter, a 3-yard touchdown run by Baker in the second quarter, and a 50-yard touchdown run by Baker late in the rst half. Bakers 48-yard run set up Kenyon Garners 4-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Quayton Billie had an interception for Okeechobee. Central Florida was paced by three touchdowns scored by Antoine Demps, a 38-yard run, a 6-yard run, and a 66y ard touchdown reception from quarterback Marcus Previus. The Mighty Mites improved to (5-5). The senior game was close until Robert Futch was injured in the second half. Futch opened the scoring with a 20-yard halfback pass to Jalen Pryor. He ran in the extra point to make it 7-0. The Saints responded with a 56-yard touchdown run by Tyreque Dallas. Futch answered w ith a 44-yard run for Okeechobee but the drive stalled inside the Saints 20-yard line. David Jones scored for the Saints with just two seconds left in the half when he hauled in a 60-yard touchdown pass from Dallas. The Saints pulled away in the second half as Pierre Tilus returned an interception 82 yards for a score and Dallas added a 3-yard touchdown run. Duan Chastine had an interception and Santiago Tijerina recovered a fumble for Okeechobee. The senior team fell to (4-6) on the season. The Okeechobee Pee Wee team was in control from the start as Jayquavious Thomas opened the scoring with a 65-yard touchdown. He added a 1-yard touchdown run, and a twopoint kick from Orlando Arana made it 14-0. Braison Crews added a 3-yard run in the second quarter and another kick by Arana, made it 22-0. Ramone Baker added a 9-yard touchdown and a 32-yard fumble return for a score in the second half. The Pee Wee team improved to (8-2) on the year. The junior team also enjoyed a route as Veyon Washington scored three touchdowns on an 18-yard touchdown run in the rst quarter set up by a fumble recovery by Treshawn Wiggins. He added a 71-yard touchdown run and a 50-yard touchdown run. Washington also threw a 30-yard pass to DeNitrik Whittaker which set up a 1-yard run by Kamani Smith. Wiggins also scored on a 65-yard run. Chadrick Williams had a 20-yard run for Okeechobee. Central Florida scored on a 48-yard fumble return by Tahjahrii Allen. The junior team improved to (8-2). All ve Okeechobee teams have quali ed for the post season which begins this Saturday, Oct. 18. Site and times will be announced this week. OYFL grid squads nish regular season play REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! 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Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon Available Now!The 2013 2014 Medical Information Guidespecialsections.newszap.com Contact a sales representative today 863.763.3134 | GO@newszap.com Whether you enjoy shooting skeet, target shooting, hunting or archery, there are plenty of opportunities in the Big Lake area.Deadline for advertising: Monday, October 27 at noonNovember GO theme: Shooting sports popular in the Big Lake area. General Surgery Endoscopy Minimally Invasive Surgery Hours: Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Phone: 863-357-0540 Fax: 863-357-0546 1924 Hwy 441 N. Okeechobee, FL 34972 Carlos Alejo, M.D. Hablamos espaol Board Certied in General Surgery 13 Okeechobee News October 15, 2014 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDuan Chastine (28 in purple) Robert Wright (55 in purple) and Jafabian Smith had strong games for the senior team which fell to the Saints Saturday.
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Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Employment Full Time NOW HIRING LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Donnie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP minimum of 2 years driving experience clean driving record Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more!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 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 Employment Full Time COOKS NEEDEDF/T & P/T exp. needed. Stop in to apply Lake Side Grill 1111 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee, Fla. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full Time 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 MILK HAULERS (CDL, Class A)APPLY TODAY! Okeechobee and Avon Park$$ GREAT PAY $$, 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 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items 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 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds 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/Supplies3 female Boston Terriors. Asking $400 each will be ready to go after 10/30/14 for info call 863-458-2514 Yorkipoo 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 Wanted To Buy UP TO $100 each for Okeechobee County Florida License Plate Before 1964 Beginning with 57. Rusty Bent Tags OK. Jeff Francis 727-424-1576 email email@example.com www. oridalicense plates.com 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 Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads 14 Okeechobee News October 15, 2014
Apartments2/1, BUCKHEAD RIDGE: Deck overlooking the water. C/Air, Nice & Clean. Garbage, Water & Lawn maintenance included. $550 mo. $300 sec. (772)284-5512 BEAUTIFUL, Large CBS, 2BR w/eat in kitchen & new carpet throughout. Screen room. Utility room. $750 mo. includes water, lawn & garbage. 863-467-2784 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 TILED BATHROOM, CENTRAL AC, LAUNDRY ROOM, UPDATED KITCHEN, WELL WATER, LARGE YARD, OFF 441 AND 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 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 Land RentAt Viking Estates across from Prairie Park: RV, mobile home, storage, etc. $300-$400/month. Call 561-229-3506. 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 Sale Okeechobee County NSP3 Houses For Sale Okeechobee County currently has single family residences for sale through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3, priced at or below appraised value: 407 SE 12 Ave, 607 SW 14 St, 810 SE 9 St (under contract). Additional houses are expected to become available within a year. Income quali cations and limited nancial assistance to buyers for primary residence. No investors. Home buyers who have been pre-approved for home nancing may call 467-6600. Wood 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 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 Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? 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 ADULT PARK 55+ 44FT FURNISHED 1 ADULT ONLY $360.00 PER MONTH PLUS SECURITY ALSO SMALL TRAVEL TRAILER $325.00 PER MONTH PAYS ALL 1 ADULT ONLY, NON DRINKERS, NON PARTY PEOPLE 6MILES 70 EAST CALL 863-697-1336 Houses Sale When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper 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! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Mobile Home RentFULLY 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 Public NoticeGROVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS MEETING & REGULAR BOARD MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Grove Community Development District will hold a Landowners Meeting and Regular Board Meeting at 2:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard, on November 3, 2014 at the South Florida Water Management District, Okeechobee Service Center located at 3800 NW 16th Boulevard, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The primary purpose of the Landowners Meeting is to elect three (3) Supervisors for the Grove Community Development District. The purpose of the Regular Board Meeting is to conduct any business to come before the Board. Copies of the Agendas for these meetings may be obtained by contacting the District Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922 at least ve (5) days prior to the date of these meetings. From time to time one or more Supervisors may participate in the Regular Board Meeting by telephone; therefore, at the location of the meeting there will be a speaker telephone present so that interested persons can attend the meeting at the above location and be fully informed of the discussions taking place either in person or by telephone communication. The meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law for Community Development Districts. The meetings may be continued as found necessary to a time and place speci ed on the record. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, such person will need a record of the proceedings and such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at his or her own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at these meetings should contact the District Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922 at least seven (7) days prior to the date of these particular meetings. GROVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT 467638 ON 10/8,15/2014 AREA AGENCY ON AGING PALM BEACH/TREASURE COAST, INC. 2015 COMMUNITY CARE FOR THE ELDERLY (CCE), HOME CARE FOR THE ELDERLY (HCE), ALZHEIMERS DISEASE INITIATIVE (ADI) REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR COMMUNITY CARE SYSTEM LEAD AGENCY DESIGNATION IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. dba Your Aging and Disability Resource Center is requesting proposals from organizations that have the operational capacity and interest in being designated as the Lead Agency for the Community Care System in Okeechobee County for the contract period beginning July 1, 2015. Pursuant to Chapter 430, Florida Statutes, a designated Lead Agency will provide all case management services, and coordinate the provision of in-home, community based services to frail elderly clients in each respective Community Care Service Area (CCSA). This Request for Proposal is for the provision of services to all eligible CCE, HCE, and ADI clients in the CCSA of Okeechobee County. Organizations interested in obtaining Community Care System Lead Agency designation are requested to submit written proposals (through the RFP process) detailing their respective quali cations and plans for providing case management services, coordinating core and other contracted services, and performing other required lead agency functions. Proposal format and instructions will be available on October 29, 2014 via Your Aging and Disability Resource Center website at www.YourADRC.org. All written inquiries must be received by 5:00 PM November 21, 2014. The written inquiries must be submitted to Nancy Yarnall, Director of Consumer Care and Planning via e-mail at NYarnall@YourADRC.org. It is the bidders responsibility to con rm receipt of all electronically submitted documents. Hardcopy versions of proposals are due on December 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM. The proposals must be delivered to Nancy Yarnall, Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc., 4400 North Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. All proposals will be opened at 1:00 PM December 29, 2014 at the Area Agency on Aging on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc., 4400 North Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Your Aging and Disability Resource Center reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or accept minor irregularities in the best interest of Your Aging and Disability Resource Center and the senior population. 467720 ON 10/15/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 47-2013-CA-000067 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. ERNEST TRASLAVINA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ERNEST TRASLAVINA; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on September 18, 2014, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, described as: LOT 15, BLOCK 25, UNIT NUMBER 2, BASSWOOD, INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 3784 NW 28TH AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-1422 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room on the Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, on November 05, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 22 day of September, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Douglas C. Zahm, P.A. Designated Email Address: e email@example.com 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Telephone No. (727) 536-4911 Attorney for the PlaintiffIf 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. 467459 ON 10/8,15/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 47-2011-CA-000068 TD BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. BETTY J. RHOADS, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment dated December 3, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2011 CA 000068 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein TD Bank, National Association is Plaintiff, and Betty J. Rhoads and Ronald Rhoads, are Defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida beginning at 11:00 a.m. on November 5, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: Lot 35, Edwards Subdivision, Unit 1, an unrecorded subdivision lying in Section 30, Township 35 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 30, thence bear North 05049 West along the East line of said Section 30 to the intersection with the Northerly right-of-way line of S.R. 68, a distance of 192.27 feet; thence bear North 815141 West along said Northerly right-of-way line of S.R. 68, a distance of 1363.79 feet to the point of beginning. Thence continue North 815141 West, along said Northerly right-of-way of S.R. 68 a distance of 144.00 feet; thence bear North 044301 West a distance of 310.28 feet thence bear South 815141 East, a distance of 144.00 feet; thence bear South 044301 East, a distance of 310.28 feet to said Northerly right of way line of S.R. 68 and the point of beginning TOGETHER WITH that certain 1986 FLEET Mobile Home VIN #FLFL2AF333207398, Title #43603577 RP #R0273087 and VIN #FLFL2BF333207398, Title #43598797, RP #R0273088 Property Address: 3631 N.W. 160th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THEN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 1st day of October, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFFS: Danielle Rundlett Burns, Esq. Duane Morris LLP Boca Center Tower II 5100 Town Center Circle, Suite 650 Boca Raton, FL 33486-9000 Email: DRBurns@duanemorris.com 467607 ON 10/8,15/2014 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at YOUR 1 STOP AUTO SHOP, INC. Lot at 521 East Haiti Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440 on Thursday the 30th of October at 10:00 Pursuant to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vins as follows: 1999 FORD VIN # 1FTYR14V9XPB96588 2000 SUBA VIN # 4S3BH665XY7665000 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in AS IS with no guarantees. 467513 ON 10/15/2014 Public Notice Public Notice 15 Okeechobee News October 15, 2014 NOTICE OF ACTIONBEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSINGIN RE: The license to practice Nursing Amanda L. Comer, LPN 7201 NW 90th Court Okeechobee, FL 34974 And 7354 N. Baker Road Primm Springs, TN 32476 CASE NO.: 2013-07065 LICENSE NO.: PNS 5199200 The Department of Health has led an Administrative Complaint against you, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting, Casie Barnette, Assistant General Counsel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida 32399-3265, (850) 245-4444. If no contact has been made by you concerning the above by November 22, 2014, the matter of the Administrative Complaint will be presented at an ensuing meeting of the Board of Nursing in an informal proceeding.In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending this notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the notice. Telephone: (850) 245-4444, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service. 467631 ON 10/8,15,22,29/2014NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the Fictitious Name Statute, will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: E & P Creations Under which we expect to engage in business at: 2631 SE 33rd Street Okeechobee, FL 34974 In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: Ernest Basil Marguerite Basil Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 14th, 2014. 467756 ON 10/15/2014NOW ACCEPTING BIDS FOR LAWN MOWING/ MAINTENANCE CONTRACT For gated community (Seminole Cove) Must have own insurance and be licensed. Please direct all inquires toLarry Maynard At (863) 623-4880467750 ON 10/15,17,19,22 2014 LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on OCTOBER 31, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1996 YAMAHA JET SKI VIN#YAMA4031C696 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in As Is condition with no guarantees. 467730 ON 10/15/2014 Okeechobees News and Advertising LeaderPrint.Web.SocialLet us show how we can help grow YOUR business863.763.3134 or firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe: email@example.com orida.newszap.com @okeechobeenews /okeechobeenews
Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 47-2013-CA-000118 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS LEGAL TITLE TRUSTEE FOR LVS TITLE TRUST I, Plaintiff, vs. MARCELINO MEDRANO, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Amended Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 29, 2014, and entered in Case No. 47-2013-CA-000118 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida in which U.S.Bank National Association Not In Its Individual Capacity, But Solely As Legal Title Trustee for LVS Title Trust I, is the Plaintiff and Marcelino Medrano, Maria Medrano, Tenant # 1, Tenant # 2, The Unknown Spouse of Marcelino Medrano also known as Ventura Medrano, The Unknown Spouse of Maria Medrano n/k/a Odon Eriza, are defendants, the Okeechobee County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 29th day of October, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 21 BLOCK A. PLAYLAND PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 27, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS 1993 SKYLINE BUDDY MOTOR HOME, 28611481F; TITLE #64966270. A/K/A 1170 NW 42ND AVE OKEECHOBEE FL 34972-8886 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Okeechobee County, Florida this 9th day of October, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Lynn Shain Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law, Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: firstname.lastname@example.org JR 017483F01 In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 467698 ON 10/15,22/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 472010CA000422CAXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. TOMMY CARTER; DEBRA M CARTER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 23, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 472010CA000422CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 5th day of November, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 12, BLOCK 22, UNIT NUMBER 2, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, 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 saa 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. Dated at OKEECHOBEE, Florida this 29th day of May, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK 465713 ON 10/8,15/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 14000007CAAXMX JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. BRUCE W. MILLER, JR, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of foreclosure dated October 1, 2014, and entered in Case No. 14000007CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and BRUCE W. MILLER, JR, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 am at the OKEECHOBEE County Judicial Center, Second Floor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 12th day of November, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 7, in Block 57, of Basswood Unit 5, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at Page 51, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Okeechobee, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, Florida, this 1st day of October, 2014. Sharon Robertson Clerk of said Circuit Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (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. 467611 ON 10/15,22/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 13000488CAAXMX THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-14 Plaintiff; VS. THEODORE OCONNOR A/K/A THEODORE J. OCONNOR; et al; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated AUGUST 20, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13000488CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-14 is Plaintiff and THEODORE OCONNOR A/K/A THEODORE J. OCONNOR; REBECCA OCONNOR A/K/A REBBECA I. OCONNOR; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, at 312 N.W. THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE in OKEECHOBEE County, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00 A.M., on the 12 day of NOVEMBER, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 16, PLAT OF INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT & RIDING CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 25 THROUGH 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 8th day of SEPTEMBER, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptacion para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despues de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva o de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen pou ou jwen on de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Coordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 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. SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of said Court BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 467331 ON 10/15,22/2014 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2013-CA-000011 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-86CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-86CB Plaintiff, v. RENE DORTA; ROSA DORTA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; SUNSET STRIP AIRPARK PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 5, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 47-2013CA-000011 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 29th day of October, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: A PORTION OF TRACT 29, SUNSET STRIP AIRPARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 23 AND 24, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT 29, BEAR NORTH 051221 EAST, ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF TRACT 29, A DISTANCE OF 368.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 051221 EAST ALONG SAID EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF TRACT 29, A DISTANCE OF 301.10 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 843116 WEST TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF TRACT 29, A DISTANCE OF 390.39 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 052844 EAST ALONG SAID WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF TRACT 29, A DISTANCE OF 295.88 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 843116 EAST A DISTANCE OF 334.38 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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. Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, 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 saa 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. Dated at OKEECHOBEE, Florida this 9th day of September, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: SANDRA L. CREECH DEPUTY CLERK 467286 ON 10/8,15/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY INVITATION TO BID 2014-21 and BID OPENING Sealed bids for the construction of the following project will be received by the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners until 3:00 pm November 13, 2014 at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Any bids received after the time speci ed will not be accepted. The bid opening will occur immediately after the deadline for receipt. OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BID 2014-21, SWDI WHIDDEN DITCH PHASE 3 CAS PROJECT No. 14-0903-207 All material furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Drawings, Speci cations and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at or obtained from: (Project Engineer) Orlando Rubio Craig A. Smith & Associates of Florida, Inc. 7777 Glades Road, Suite 410 Boca Raton, FL 33434 email@example.com (561) 314-4445 or Okeechobee County Deputy County Administrators Of ce 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 103, Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-4458 x-2 A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 will be required for each set of Drawings, Speci cations and Contract Documents. Checks are to be made payable to Craig A. Smith & Associates, Inc. Contract documents can also be downloaded at no cost at the following link: http://www.craigasmith.com/SWDI-Whidden-Ditch-Ph3/ Bidders will con ne their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be accepted. Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform the work and services or quali ed by examination to be so licensed. Bidders who fail to include proper evidence of licensure will be considered non-responsive and their Bid will be discarded. Each bid must be submitted in TRIPLICATE (ONE ORIGINAL AND TWO COPIES) and accompanied by an acceptable Bid Bond or Certi ed Check, in an amount equal to at least ve percent (5%) of the amount of the bid payable to Okeechobee County, Florida, as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted the bidder will execute the contract and le acceptable performance and payment surety bonds, each equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price within ten (10) days after written notice of the award of contract. Contractors currently in default on a construction contract or currently in Litigation with Okeechobee County or another county or a municipality may not submit a Bid Proposal for this Contract. Contractors submitting a bid under any of the circumstances mentioned will be rejected as being non-responsive. In addition, no entity convicted of a public entity crime may submit a bid for a period of 36 months from the date of being placed on the convicted vendor list. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after date set for opening of this bid. There will be a MANDATORY pre-bid conference at 10:00 AM, October 29, 2014 at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse located at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 201 Okeechobee, FL 34972. The Owner reserves the right at its sole discretion, to reject any or all bids, waive informalities in any bid, and delete any portion of the project, whenever such action is in the best interest of the Owner. If in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the speci cations, it is the bidders responsibility to seek clari cation from the Project Engineer. Written questions will be received by the Project Engineer at firstname.lastname@example.org until November 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Responses will be in the form of a written addendum. Additionally, it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a personal investigation as to requirements of the Owner/Project. 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