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Sunday, October 19, 2014 V ol. 105 No. 126 15.84 feetLast Year: 15.60 feet Lake Levels 75¢ plus taxSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Loving Our Heroes: Care packages sent overseas ...Page 2 City planners approve Sonic ... Page 5 OHS swimmers head to districts ... Page 9 Local man faces 64 felony charges ... Page 13 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Today is Tristen Campbells 13th birthday, and hes very lucky to be sharing it with family and friends. You see, Tristen fell into a shallow puddle of water last month and had to be rescued by his close friend and playmate Trasaont Trey Bowser-Smith, 14. It wasnt the depth of the puddle „ it was estimated to be about 4 inches deep „ that nearly took Tristens life. It was the live 110-volt electrical wire under the water. When he fell in he started screaming, his eyes closed and I reached out to get him,Ž recalled Trey, on pulling out his close friend. After that it shocked me, so I let him go. He (Tristan) went over and sat down because he could barely walk.Ž Linda Campbell, Tristens grandmother, then rushed her grandson to Raulerson Hospital. He was later transported to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce. She went on to say her grandson is doing “ ne now. It was a close call,Ž said Mrs. Campbell. They kept him (at Lawnwood) for a couple of nights and monitored his heart and kidneys.Ž She went on to say her grandson was laying in the water and couldnt get up.Ž When asked what was in his mind as he snatched his friend from the water, Trey had a humble and honest answer. Nothing, really. I just wanted to pull him out before he died,Ž he said. Even though Trey vividly recalls what happened, thats not the case for his playmate. Teen risks life to save friend Clrng Or Cti! Courtesy photo/ OCSOTrasaont Trey Bowser-Smith (second from left) was recently honored with a Just-Us Random Acts of Kindness Award for saving the life of his close friend Tristen Campbell (second from right). Presenting Trey with his award are Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce Deputy Sergeant Mark Roberts (left) and OCSO Major Noel Stephen (right). Sgt. Roberts is the supervisor for the OCSO School Resource Program. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County Thursday presented the Business of the Year Awards to the Brown Cow Sweetery restaurant, American Drilling Services and Waste Management. Left to right are Chamber president Terry Burroughs, Tony Bishop of Waste Management, Teresa Chandler of Waste Management, Chamber executive director Antoinette Rodriguez, Frank DeCarlo of American Drilling Services and Mark and Paulette Bragel of Brown Cow Sweetery. Brown Cow Sweetery, American Drilling Services and Waste Management were honored Oct. 16 at the Okeechobee County Business of the Year Luncheon at Indian River State Colleges Williamson Conference Center. Brown Cow Sweetery received the award for businesses with gross sales less than $1 million. The restaurant offers a variety of fresh sandwiches, soups, salads and quiche as well as gourmet chocolates, hand-dipped ice cram and specialty coffee drinks. We discovered that it was quite easy to become involved in our community and we will continue to do so as we have been so welcomed by the people of Okeechobee,Ž stated Paulette Bragel. American Drilling Services was named Business of the Year in the gross sales over $1 million category. The business installs and works on wells, water systems, windmills, solar pumps, sprinkler systems Business of the Year awards presented See BUSINESS „ Page 5 See SHOCK „ Page 5 Halloween Happenings ... Page 10

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Today: Sunny. High near 85F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Clear skies. Low 62F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Extended ForecastMonday : Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 85F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Monday Night : A few clouds from time to time. Low 67F. Winds light and variable. Tuesday : Cloudy in the morning, then off and on rain showers during the afternoon hours. High near 80F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. 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Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 2 Okeechobee News October 19, 2014 Okeechobee Forecast By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News The Buhlmaier family is a military family with a son overseas. W hen he arrived at his overseas destination he started to become homesick while other received care packages. He needed a piece of home,Ž said his mother, Gina Buhlmaier. While the family was waiting for information on where to send the care packages, they learned that some service members dont ever receive anything from home. When Kory Buhlmaier received his care package, he was ecstatic. It was like he had a bit of home right there with him. For the men who didnt get anything from home, can you imagine how down they can be?Ž said Kourtney Buhlmaier, Korys sister. Thats how Loving our Heroes Care packages got started. The family wanted to give back not only to their solider but also to all the others. Loving Our Heroes is currently af“ liated with VFW Big Lake post 10539 but are slowly on the way to establishing their own 501(c)(3). Fundraisers include you got ” aggedŽ w here someone makes a donation to the fund and they give a location to cover the y ard in ” ags. The person who was ” aggedŽ can make a donation to have the ” ags removed or to send them to someone elses y ard. The organization sends out 20 or more care packages every month. They pay for shipping and “ ll the packages with items from an approved list. They add encouraging cards and letters to the service members. We want to walk into the post of“ ce and overwhelm them with the volume of care packages,Ž said Emily Buhlmaier, Korys wife. Donations are sought for items to pack in the care packages, including: 1. Healthy snacks; 2. Drink mix packets; 3. Microwavable items that come in their own bowls; 4. Nonperishable food; 5. Toiletries (travel sizes); and, 6. Encouraging letters or cards. For more information, see the Facebook page for Loving our Heroes or call 863-2611774, 863-634-6225 or 863-801-6513. Loving Our Heroes care packages Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyLoving Our Heroes organizers are (left to right) Gina Buhlmaier, Emily Buhlmaier and Kourtney Bulmaier.

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Amendment 1€ With all of the focus on Amendment 2, people are not paying attention to Amendment 1. Amendment 1 would designate more than $1 billion in state taxes to purchase land for conservation. This is not to buy speci“ c land. It is just to put aside money to buy land. That means the state will either have to raise more taxes for other things, like education and health care, or else cut other programs. And why do we need to put more land in state ownership? The rural counties are already hurt by the loss in property tax revenue because so much land is state owned. Vote no on Amendment 1. Editors note: Links to the full text of all t hree of the proposed amendments can be f ound on the Okeechobee News Facebook p age.County referendums€ I hope everyone realizes how important it is for both of the Okeechobee County referendums to pass. One is for the Childrens Services Council. It has to be renewed after a certain number of years. That is why it is on the ballot. This program helps so many children. We need to keep it. It works well. It has been doing a great job for more than 20 years. Dont let it slip away. The other referendum is to continue to allow the county to give temporary tax breaks to businesses that come in and build something that creates jobs. They need to have this in order for us to have a shot at getting the new FPL power plant. Other counties also trying to get the FPL plant have the power to grant tax breaks. We need that power plant and need to do everything we can to help bring it here. Vote yes on both of the Okeechobee County referendums. € If we lost the Childrens Services Council, Okeechobee would be a sad place. Many local programs that help children would just disappear. People are so used to having the Childrens Services Council, they dont even think about it. But if it was gone, the whole community would really miss it. Vote yes to keep the CSC.Teachers€ While I appreciate the parents concern about a teacher being moved mid-year, this kind of thing happens all the time and kids get over it pretty quickly. If the kids are upset, the parents probably have something do to with that. Parents should be reassuring the kids everything will be “ ne and doing everything they can to help with a smooth transition. When I was in school, I remember having a new teacher mid-year on more than one occasion and it was no big deal. Soup kitchen isnt collecting door-to-doorTo all the supporters of Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade (Mission/Soup Kitchen). We would like to “ rst thank you for all your support to our soup kitchen. Our prayers for you and y our family is that God would bless you and y our family greatly. I would like for you to know that our soup kitchen is still under c onstruction. We are looking to open it back up soon. So, until we can open the soup kitchen, w e want to ask you to please know that we are not seeking donations door-to-door. So, please know that if anyone comes and asks for a donation for the soup kitchen, it is none of us because we are no longer soliciting door-to-door for the soup kitchen. If you would like to give to our soup kitchen, we ask that you make your check payable to Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade and mail it to P.O. Box 2355, Okeechobee, FL 34972. If someone comes to your house asking for a donation, please do not give it to them. If you do, it is for their own gain. Again, thank you so much for your concern in this matter. If there is more information needed, please contact me at 863-634-9194. Pastor Dorothy Adams As It WasCalvin H. Fryar, pastorBrighton Baptist ChurchMatthew 24:37 „ But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the ” ood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the ” ood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.Ž You know the old story of how to boil a frog. You dont put him in a pot of boiling water. You drop him in the boiling water and hell jump out before hes injured. So you put him in a pot of cold water, and hes perfectly comfortable. Then you put him on the stove, and little by little the water gets warm. Its very pleasant at “ rst. Then it gets to Jacuzzi level, and he begins to be a little alarmed. Finally, when its boiling, its too late. Christians are like that, arent we? We get into the world and its oh so pleasant at “ rst. And then it gets a little warmer and its pleasanter yet. And one day we realize the danger: This is going to kill me, and I havent the strength to get out!Ž„ Donald Hoke, The Stockholm Syndrome,Ž„ Preaching Today, Tape 30. Our world has changed so gradually that we, like those in Noahs day, have not noticed it. The judgment of God will come in the same way as it did in Noahs day. Suddenly they were knocking at the door of mercy but found it shut up against them. That is what Jesus was saying when Jesus said, ƒas the days of Noe wereƒŽ [In Luke 17:26 He said, ƒas it was in the days of NoeƒŽ] There were only eight people saved which brings me to ask a couple of questions: The “ rst question is WHY DID IT HAPPEN? They were only living their lives in the normal way. Jesus said that they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage.Ž Why, that sounds completely innocent,Ž you say. What could be wrong with that?Ž Nothing except that they had taken all that God had given them for their own pleasure and turned their backs upon God. They may even have gone to church when they had nothing better to do! The situation in Noahs day was (1) Sinful; (2) Serious; (3) and, Sad. The whole generation had rejected God„only eight souls were saved. The second question is WHEN DID IT HAPPEN? Jesus revealed that they knew not until the ” ood cameŽ „ it was sudden. The sermon they laughed at became suddenly true „ it rained. And it happened when they least expected it „ when times were good. It was like Peter prophesied about the people in th e last days who would be saying, Where is th e promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they wer e from the beginning of the creation.Ž (2 Pet. 3:4). They mocked and scoffed at the long, long sermons of two great preachers: Enoch and Noah. But it did happen! The “ rst long sermon „ it had to do with some strange things that happened „ Enoch, a preacher who literally walked with God, had disappeared „ this had to excite them because he left an even stranger son behind named Methuselah „ his name mean t When he dies it shall come.Ž The phrase i t shall comeŽ referred to the ” ood that Enoch was preaching about. Enoch used his son as an illustration of Gods mercy. Methuselah lived 969 years. God had delayed judgmen t and warned the people for almost 1,000 years. He died the day before the ” ood. The second long sermon „ it was preached by Noah for 120 long years. He suffered ridicule by his fellow men simply because he believed God and warned them. Every timber, every nail, every hammer blow, every smea r of pitch and every sore muscle was a sermon of love to the lost and rebellious world. The y waited until the door was sealed and the rains descended before they came knocking for entrance. Driving through a rural section of Pennsylvania, a man crossed a wooden bridge, wher e he saw a boy “ shing. Hey, son,Ž he called out, are the “ sh biting?Ž No,Ž answered the boy. But the worms sure are.Ž The stranger chuckled and kept on driving. Later, he stopped at a gas station and asked if there were any good “ shing spots in the vicinity. Sure,Ž answered the attendant. Theres a great one about “ v e miles back at the bridge you just crossed.Ž Oh, I know all about that one,Ž answered th e traveler. I saw a kid there and he said the “ sh werent biting, but the worms were.Ž The two men chuckled together „ until a look of horror came over the gas station attendants face. He dropped the hose, ran to his car, and raced down the road toward the bridge. When h e got there, he found the little boy „ dead. You see, the attendant suddenly realized that th e wormsŽ the boy was playing with were actually baby rattlesnakes. Man has gone “ shing with Satans biting worms. We are sin bitten but God has provided the remedy „ pleas e dont wait too long to use it. How? By stepping into the light by walking with Jesus. Bu t if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.Ž (1 Jn. 1:7). October 19, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter to the editor Re” ections from the pulpit Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independent’s mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community’s deliberation of public issues.Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating!

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By Charles M. Murphy Okeechobee News A drive-through Sonic Restaurant at 501 N.E. Park Street (State Road 70) was approved by the Okeechobee City Planning Board Thursday. Okeeland, LLC gained approval of the project on a .976 acre site. The Sonic drive-through was deemed an appropriate use for this property by the city planning staff. City Planner Bill Brisson said the appearance would not be out of order with other uses as it is surrounded by commercial uses. He saw no signi“ cant traf“ c impacts. He predicted the entrance would not be on State Road 70 but on Northeast Fifth Avenue. The parking is almost 90 feet away from residential uses. We do intend to keep loud speakers pointed away from the residential area to the north,Ž he added. He suggested some landscaping on the north side of the property to limit impacts from lights. Kimberly Ferrell said lights and loud music from McDonalds impact her home. She said landscaping will help assist her family. I dont have a problem with Okeechobee growing and who doesnt like Sonic? I want a tall barrier so lights dont come in my window,Ž she added. This item goes before the City Technical Review Committee next. In other business, Donna Wildes on behalf of Courthouse Plaza Realty gained approval for a health and “ tness center at 210 N.W. Fifth St. It would be located in a commercial professional of“ ce zoning district. Four lots that measure .642 acres would be used. Mr. Brisson said the city council will consider an ordinance for inclusion of “ tness centers in these zoning districts on Oct. 21. There was also an application for a parking agreement to accommodate this project. He said this use was appropriate for the neighborhood. All activities will be indoors and no changes to the building are required. It will increase traf“ c, about 13 trips for peak hour, but should cause no problems,Ž he added. He suggested windows and doors be closed during early morning, evening and night hours due to the potential of loud music. The “ tness center plans to be open 24 hours per day. In other action the board voted 5-2 to recommend approval of a future land use change and a zoning change for 12 lots in the 600-700 block between Northeast Third Street and Northeast Fourth Street and an unplanted parcel of .49 acres. The singlefamily designation would be changed from residential to commercial. This recommendation will be considered by the City Council on Nov. 18. It is a total of 2.5 acres. Mr. Brisson said it could result in a 56,000 square foot commercial project. Traf“ c would impact a residential neighborhood. You have more and more commercial development here and I have a serious problem with the level of appropriateness of this traf“ c,Ž he said. He said there is more commercial than is needed right now. He suggested there is enough commercial on the major roads. He recommended denial. Engineer Steve Dobbs said his clients, Rick and Bonita Lightsey, wanted to build one of“ ce to accommodate a taxidermy business. They would like light commercial use in the future. The current land use is residential and non-conforming. Mr. Dobbs said they want to consider future planning of the 12 lots. Board member Les McCreary said he had a concern about expanding commercial use along Taylor Creek. The zoning application would change the property from residential single famil y to commercial professional of“ ce and from holding to heavy commercial. Mr. Brisson said the closest use to a taxidermy shop is a funeral home. Taxiderm y is not mentioned in any city land use, zoning district or special exception. He recommended the zoning be commercial light and commercial professional of“ ce. This will limit impacts on the area and the applicant will be allowed to continue the taxidermy use,Ž he added. Mr. Dobbs said commercial light is the designation his client wants and noted the y had considered heavy commercial. Mr. Brisson declared a buffer zone would be needed for residences on the south side of Northeast Sixth Avenue. Planning Board member Terry Burroughs said he is pro-business and would like to assist the owners bring jobs and business to the community. Board member Karyne Brass said this is a residential area and was concerned about paying too high a price for growth. I dont have to embrace non-conforming uses, I have concern about these chemicals used near Taylor Creek,Ž she said. The board voted 5-2 to recommend commercial light zoning. The city council will vote on Nov. 18. Ms. Brass said most people she spoke to feel their opposition falls on deaf ears when they attend meetings. The philosophy of the community is growth,Ž she said. Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2014 Okeechobee County Community Guide S Big Lake Eye Care A Quick Reference Guide for New and Longtime Residents 2014-2015 Okeechobee County School Information Guide Featuring 763-3937 Big Lake Eye CareSupplement to the Okeechobee NewsAugust 13, 2014 See our Dad’s ad on page 3 Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 5 Okeechobee News October 19, 2014 and pump stations. Frank DeCarlo attributes the business success to hard work, worth ethics and Christian values.Ž The award for a National Corporation went to Waste Management (WM), which operates the Okeechobee County land“ ll. WM uses advanced technologies to reduce waste, increase recycling and reuse products, for safe treatment and disposal of waste materials. They are also developing sources for renewable energy. In the next “ ve years, WM predicts less waste will be going into their land“ lls because of technology being developed to extract more waste for use in electricity and recycling efforts. BUSINESSContinued From Page 1 I dont remember anything,Ž said Tristen. I remember playing, but nothing after falling in the water.Ž He went on to add that he does remember being tended to at Raulerson, and then Lawnwood. For his heroics, Trey was recently honored by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) with a Just-Us Citation Random A cts of Kindness award. He was also given $100 from the Just-Us Citation Program. The Just-Us Citation Program is an OCSOsponsored program whereby OCSO school resource of“ cers honor school-aged youth for their achievements and contributions to their schools and communities Trey was nominated for the award by OCSO Deputy Sergeant Brian Hagan. While helping Tristen from the water, Trey received a shock himself. Trey never gave up and was able to rescue his friend from the shocking experience,Ž said Sgt. Hagan. Trey is a young individual who risked his own life to save his friend.Ž Mrs. Campbell said Trey has lived in the same Cedar Cove neighborhood as Tristen for about three years. Hes over here almost every day,Ž she said. Hes friends with my grandson, but he likes to hang out with my husband, Pat. Trey thinks hes (Pat) cool.Ž Mrs. Campbell explained Trey thinks her husband is coolŽ because he gardens, shoots a bow and makes “ shing lures. She went on to say everyone knows each other in the neighborhood and both Trey and Tristen pretty much have free reign of the area. Its not uncommon for them to run all over out there.Ž As for the electrical wire, Mrs. Campbell said no one knew it was there. And, according to Trey, its probably been lying just under the grounds surface for at least “ ve years. It looked like somebody took it off, cut it and laid it on the ground,Ž said Trey. Our neighbor who moved in there had no clue it was there. We think it might have come from an old water pump that was sitting there.Ž Mrs. Campbell added to that by saying the wire was “ nally found with a metal detector then dug up. When asked, Trey said he used his cash award to buy an electronic gaming system. So, maybe the two boys will spend a little more time playing inside now. But no matter what they do, Tristan will always remember his 13th birthday and just how lucky he was to enjoy it. SHOCKContinued From Page 1 City planners approve Sonic drive-through restaurant

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Lavon Bass, 79OKEECHOBEE „ Lavon Bass passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the Mountain City Care Center in Mountain City, Tenn. after unexpected complications that arose from a fall in their Mountain City home. Mr. Bass was born on July 6, 1935 to the late J. Avery Bass and Annie Maude Horne Bass. In addition to his parents, Lavon was preceded in death by his sisters, Ann Cumpton and Nancy Bobbitt; his brothers, Joel Bass and Kenneth Bass, his son, Tommy Van Moore; and grandson, Peter Michael Norman. Mr. Bass was a retired funeral director, serving others in this capacity for over 55 years. Along with his wife, Gail Bass, he was the former owner of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home in Okeechobee, Florida. Lavon and Gail have served and ministered to the grieving families of the Okeechobee community beginning with the purchase of the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home in January 1976 up until August of 2014. He was also former co-owner of Mountain City Funeral Home that was of“ cially opened 13 years ago in Mountain City, Tennessee, until its sale several years ago to the coowner. Lavon also served our country as a veteran of the United States Air Force. In addition to his service as a funeral director, Mr. Bass served in the Okeechobee community in a v ariety of ways. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Mr. Bass was also an active member of the Okeechobee Lions Club from 1972 until the club disbanded, selling a multitude of cups of pinto beans, sweet tea, cornbread, and Christmas trees. This to ensure that many children in the community would receive eyeglasses. Additionally, he served on the Board of Glades Health Care Center in Pahokee, Florida, was a former member of the Board of Okeechobee Rehab, was a former Okeechobee City Councilman, was a member of and served in the American Red Cross, the Shrine Club, the Masonic Lodge, the Eastern Star, the Chamber of Commerce, and other civic organizations. A less known membership in his later years was Lavons active involvement in a group affectionately and humorously known as Okeechobees Liars ClubŽ where he gathered with a few others most mornings as they attempted to solve the worlds problems over breakfast and coffee. Mr. Bass is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 42 years, Gail M. Bass; daughter, Becky L Barnhart and her husband, James W. Barnhart of Okeechobee, FL; grandchildren: Joshua P. Moore of Parrish, FL, Max O. Norman and Tad A. Norman, both of Okeechobee, FL, and Brianna N. Swartzfager and husband, David Swartzfager of Gainesville, FL; step-grandchildren and great grandchildren, Jaiden Gray, and Chanley Arnold. Also, Chanleys sons Trystan and Bryton, along w ith many beloved nieces, nephews, and special family members, friends, and neighbors in both the Florida and Tennessee communities. Lavon Bass was truly one-of-a-kind comforting, bringing laughter, and ministering to the needs of those around him. He would leave each morning with a clean hankie, but rarely returned home w ithout it being used by someone who needed comforted. All who knew Lavon can acknowledge that he never met a stranger and could always put a smile on someones face. As he learned from his dear friend, the late Mickey Evans, to ask those around him if someone had told them today that they loved them, Lavon would always reassure them that he did! How many of us walked away after a hug from Mr. Bass, having the scent of his oh so familiar cologne lingering in our senses? He also quietly and privately did most of his good deedsŽ so that it will never be known the number of people whose lives Mr. Bass impacted. His presence here will be missed. Services were entrusted to the loving care of Mountain City Funeral Home in Mountain City, Tennessee, and to Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home in Okeechobee, Florida (under the direction of Tom Conway, Thomas Conway, and Mr. Bass son-in-law, James Barnhart). The visitation was scheduled for Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 4:00 7:00 P.M. at the Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home in Okeechobee, Florida. Funeral services are to be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Okeechobee, Florida. 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida IN TODAYS ECONOMY, CAN WE NOT AFFORD TO COMPARE PRICES! 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Garden, Orchid clubs to meetThe Okeechobee Garden Club and the Orchid Club will both meet Monday, Oct. 20 The Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m., and the Orchid Club at 7 p.m. Both will meet at the Extension Center, 451 U.S. 98 N. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 863-763-6469.Play bingo at Sacred HeartThe public is invited to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., Monday, Oct. 20 to play bingo. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and bingo will start at 7 p.m. Come early to get your favorite seat „ there will be no reserved seating. We provide a fun, clean and smoke-free environment. Our kitchen also offers a variety of sandwiches, soft drinks, coffee, popcorn, snacks and desserts.GOP candidates will speakMeet Your Candidates of the Republican Party of Okeechobee invites you to meet your local candidates Monday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at Beef OBradys, 608 S. Parrott Ave. Come early to order your dinner. For information, call 863-532-2482 or 863-532-1139.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will have their next meeting Monday, Oct. 20 beginning at noon in the Museum on U.S. 98 N. They ask that anyone interested in joining bring along a covered dish to share. Yearly dues are $10. The Tantie Quilters will also resume their meetings every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and they encourage anyone interested in quilting to join them. If you are interested in visiting the museum, it is open on Thursdays when the Tantie Quilters are meeting.Dinner, dancing offeredThe Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 4 until 7 p.m. Reservations are not required. The Shrine Club also offers smoke-free dining. Music is provided from 5 until 8 p.m. All proceeds bene“ t Shrine charities. For information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact: Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427; Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200; or, the Shrine Club at 863763-3378. Community Events Brought to you by:Lic#CAC1817236 Lic#CFC022585 863.763.6461Since 1975

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced W ednesday that the Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program. Invasive cogongrass spreads quickly and aggressively and can cause long-term problems if left untreated,Ž said State Forester Jim Karels. In addition to reducing the productivity and value of forests and rangelands, it can greatly increase the risk and severity of wild“ re.Ž Cogongrass is an invasive, non-native grass that occurs in Florida and several other southeastern states. Cogongrass infestations negatively affect tree regeneration, growth and survival, as well as wildlife habitat, native plant diversity, forage quality and property values. It also increases the risk of wild“ res and alter “ re behavior. The Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program is offered for non-industrial private lands in all Florida counties. It provides reimbursement of 50 percent of the cost to treat Cogongrass infestations for two consecutive years. Applicants who wish to conduct treatments in 2015 may apply through Feb. 27, 2015. To learn more about this program and obtain an application form, contact a local Florida Forest Service of“ ce or visit www. FreshFromFlorida.com/Divisions-Offices / Florida-Forest-Service. All qualifying applications will be evaluated and ranked for approval. This program is supported through a grant from the U.S. Forest Service. The Florida Forest Service manages more than 1 million acres of public forest land while protecting 26 million acres of homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects of wild“ re. Learn more about the Florida Forest Service at www. freshfrom” orida.com. Choose how you want your news publishedPut yourself in print! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 12 p.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North 7 Okeechobee News October 19, 2014 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Cogongrass treatment program accepting applications Special to the Okeechobee News Florida Farm Bureau honors members of the 113th Congress for their dedication and commitment in support of agriculture and Farm Bureau policy with the Friend of Farm BureauŽ award. The following legislators are being recognized at various Farm Bureau county annual meetings this month: Sen. Bill Nelson (D); Rep. Jeff Miller (R); Rep. Steve Southerland, II (R); Rep. Ted Yoho, DVM (R); Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R); Rep. Ron DeSantis (R); Rep. John Mica (R); Rep. Dan Webster (R); Rep. Rich Nugent (R); Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R); Rep. David Jolly (R); Rep. Dennis Ross (R); Rep. Vern Buchanan (R); Rep. Tom Rooney (R); Rep. Patrick Murphy (D); Rep. Curtis Clawson (R); Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R); Rep. Joe Garcia (D) and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R). The Friend of Farm BureauŽ award is given at the end of each Congressional session to those members of Congress who were nominated by their respective state Farm Bureaus and approved by the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors. Florida Farm Bureau, the states largest general agricultural organization, represents more than 147,000 member-families. We serve to enhance farm enterprise and improve rural communities. Legislators honored for speaking up for agricultureI would like to be more original with this Market Report instead of sounding like a broken record, but, once again, prices are higher on most all classes of cattle. Cows and bulls seemed to be mostly steady, not much change there, but the calf market is still incredible! Market Reports used to change by $1-$2 or $3-$5, now at this high level its not uncommon to see $10-$20 changes and so far its all been up. We all know it can go down just as much too, but for now we are in a good position for prices to continue to stay good! Steer and heifer calves under 400# were a good $10$20 higher. Rain where we needed it is the cause. People are looking for winter grazing cattle right now. Heavier calves over 500# were steady to $5 higher. Deseret Ranch, St. Cloud, topped the calf market with a high of $5.60 bought by B & M Cattle. Melvin Guerry, Moore Haven, topped the slaughter cow market with a high of $1.26 bought by Florida Beef. See ya here at the Market! Todd Meeting seeks public inputGlades County residents interested in supporting the independence of older adults are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss available state funding and services for this purpose. The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is seeking public input on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Hope Connections of“ ce, 101 Florida Ave. N.W., in Moore Haven. Make your concerns known to those who have the power to help seniors. For information, call 239-652-6900.Try Outs will be heldBig Lake Juniors will hold 2014-2015 Club Season Try Outs on Thursday, Oct. 30 at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St. Please visit the website for more details at www.biglakejuniors.com.

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Fall Festival at CentralCentral Elementary, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave., w ill host a Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 24 from 5 until 8 p.m. Join them for food, fun and games.Halloween dance is Oct. 25The B.R.A.T. Club is hosting a Halloween dance for children ages 10-16 Saturday, Oct. 25 from 7 until 10 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave. Students are invited to come and enjoy games, music, treats and a costume contest with prizes. Parents must sign students in on arrival. The Club is looking for candy donations to provide a goody bag for each student. To donate, call Allison Chandler at 863-697-9096; or, drop off your donation at the Okeechobee News, 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D.Ghostly fun is at DuPuisVisit the DuPuis Management Area, 23500 S.W. Kanner Hwy., in Canal Point, for ghostly family fun under the stars at the annual Haunted Halloween Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 5 until 9 p.m. „ if you dare. This popular event features: Fun kids games and crafts, Trick-Or-Treat Trail, hair-raising haunted house for ages 10 and up, a Howling Hayride through the woods for all ages, and creepy critters from the Treasure Coast W ildlife Center such as bats, owls, snakes and spiders. Refreshments will be on sale. A $10 fee per vehicle will go to support the Florida Center for Environmental Studies at DuPuis and the Indiantown Education Coalition.Halloween drawing slatedBTC Builders, 2625 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold a Halloween drawing for a wooden playhouse Friday, Oct. 31, from noon until 5 p.m. Bring your costumes and get a free bag of candy plus a chance to win. For information, contact Savannah Chandler at 863-4678877.Church plans fall festivalChrist Fellowship Church will host their largest childrens outreach event of the year with a Friday, Oct. 31, Family Fall Festival from 6 until 8:30 p.m. at 701 S. Parrott Ave. Children are invited to wear family-friendly costumes, collect candy and enjoy fun attractions in a safe, welcoming atmosphere. Each year, this has been a popular community event as an alternative to regular trickor-treating. The festival is free, and food will be available for purchase, cash only. The event will include bounce houses, candy, popcorn, cotton candy and more. Christ Fellowship is collecting candy donations at all campuses from now until the week of the event. For information visit their web site at goChristFellowship.com/events.VFW hosting costume partyBig Lake VFW Post 10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., Halloween costume party to be held Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2308.Eagles club is hauntedThe Cypress Hut Eagles, 4701 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a public-invited Haunted House on Saturday, Nov. 1 starting at 4 p.m. It may be a day after Halloween, but it will still be haunted with zombies and other friggggghhhhttttfull events. 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Rather than drive to other neighborhoods, stay close to home and trick-or-treat in your neighborhood. € Throw a green Halloween party. Purchase organic pumpkins for carving and apples for bobbing from local organic farms. Once the jack-o-lanterns are carved and the bobbing is complete, use the apples and pumpkins for pies, soups and other tast y dishes. € Help keep neighborhoods clean while trick-or-treating. Carry an extra bag and pic k up litter along the way. Waste Management reminds residents to green your Halloween

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863-467-5243 147 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee 2005 Ford Focus ZX45 spd, A/C, 102,893 miles U3308 ONLY $ 3995 2000 Ford Mustang6cyl, 5sp, A/C, new tiresU2149 ONLY $ 2495 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTV6, Auto, A/C, LoadedU3886 ONLY $ 4995 2003 Suzuki Grand VitaraAuto, A/C, 6 cyl, Loaded U2134 ONLY $ 4995 2002 VW GolfAuto, A/C, Loaded, GAS SAVER ONLY $ 3495 *U1869 6cyl, Auto, 7 pass, A/C, leather int. U2956 ONLY $ 6495 WE BUY CARS! Se Habla Espaol Consignments welcome *Plus Tax & Tag 2006 Ford F1506cyl, Auto, A/C, new tires, x cleanU1489 ONLY $ 7495 2002 GMC Yukon XLAuto, V8, A/C, New Tires, Loaded. Trailer Tow Pkg. U4116 NOW $ 6995 2004 Nissan Altima2.5S Liter, Auto, A/C, new tires, loaded U1738 2002 Mercedes ML500Auto, A/C, leather int, moon roof U3919 2005 VW JettaAuto, A/C, 96,917 miles U0244 2003 Ford Expedition 4x4V8, A/C, 3rd row seating, trailer tow pkgU2624 ONLY $ 7495 2004 Toyota TacomaA/C, 5sp, 4 cyl, bedliner, new tiresU3597 ONLY $ 7495 2003 Toyota Salara ConvertibleAuto, A/C, leather int, V6, loaded $ 5995 *U9664 ONLY MANAGER’S SPECIAL2001 Ford ExpeditionAuto, A/C, V8, 7 pass U1839 ONLY $ 3995 2002 Ford Expedition EBAuto, A/C, loaded, 3rd row seating, new tiresU1897 ONLY $ 4995 2002 Chevy SuburbanAuto, A/C, 7 Pass, Leather Int. Tow Pkg. U3236 NOW $ 6995 2004 Mazda MPV7 pass, V6, Auto, A/C, x cleanU4211 ONLY $ 6495 ONLY $ 5995 ONLY ONLY $ 6995 $ 6495 11 Okeechobee News October 19, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Lady Brahman golfers quali“ ed for the regional tournament for the second consecutive year as they “ nished third out of “ ve teams at the district tournament this week at Sail“ sh Country Club. Jensen Beach was the district champion, w ith a team score of 422. Lincoln Park shot 426, Okeechobee 457 and Clewiston “ nished with a 526. Fort Pierce Westwood did not qualify with only two players. Hannah Raulerson led Okeechobee with a 97, which was the third highest score of the tournament. Cameron White was in sixth place with a 102. Emily Faulkner of Jensen Beach blew away the “ eld with a 77. That round was “ ve strokes better than Lincoln Parks Brianna Fitzpatrick. Brahman coach Bruce Conrad said he felt that his squad had a chance to “ nish in the top two because his team got off to a strong start and the wind and weather conditions were tough. The Jensen and LPA girls were struggling but I realized that this was a marathon and not a sprint. All of the scores were high because the winds picked up and the greens dried out quickly,Ž he noted. Conrad said he saw numerous three and four putts on these dry greens due to the conditions. The regional tournament will be held on Monday at the Largo Mar Country Club in Plantation, the site of last years tournament. Conrad said he thought this might be an advantage to his squad. We are hoping for a much better showing there. We have the ability,Ž he explained. OHS lady linksters qualify for regional By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News € Yearling Middle School volleybal l had a strong week as they defeated Glades Day and Sebastian Middle School on consecutive days. Okeechobee defeated the Lady Gators in Belle Glade, 34-32 and 25-15. LynD Lewis had three aces and two kills, Mariah Wooten three aces and one kill, and Cera Elliott and A shley Bowers also had strong performances for Yearling. Against Sebastian, Yearling won 25-18 and 25-17. LynD Lewis had “ ve aces and three kills. Ashlyn Lafferty had two aces. W ooten had two kills and Mallorie Thomas had three aces and three kills. YMS coach Kellyann Campbell said the Lady Bulls played really hard against Glades Day and had tremendous teamwork. The girls were able to show off their skills in the match and were able to come home with another win,Ž she said, that the girls continued their good play at Sebastian. € Yearling soccer continued their roll toward another unbeaten season with an 8-0 shutout win at Sebastian Wednesday. Bryan Pinon had four goals. Cristian Isidro had two goals, Antonio Vega one goal and Carlos Herrera one goal. Bobby Gomez had one assist. Enrique Luviano made two saves in net to help the team remain undefeated. YMS coach Erick Rios also praised his mid“ elders for a strong performance. He listed Sebastian Chavez, Bryan Leal, Zamir Duran, MacKanzie Crum and Allen Gonzales for their strong play. € The Okeechobee High School Brahman boys golf team “ nished third at the district tournament on Wednesday and quali“ ed for regional play. Jensen Beach was the district champions and Lincoln Park the runners up. Okeechobee quali“ ed for the regional tournament again which will be played in Plantation on Monday. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week. ASSAULT € 2900 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 400 block of N.E. 14th Ave. BURGLARY € 4100 block of S.E. 22nd Court € 17400 block of N.W. 262nd St. € 8000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 4600 block of S.E. 28th St. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF € 2800 block of U.S. 441 N. € 2400 block of U.S. 441 S.E. FRAUD € 7900 block of N.W. 81st Court € 2700 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 1600 block of S.W. 35th Circle € 3700 block of N.W. 165th Court IDENTITY THEFT € 200 block of S.E. 16th Ave. € 1900 block of S.E. Eighth Ave. THEFT € 8500 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 3600 block of N.W. 38th Ave. € 400 block of S.E. 14th Ave. € 34000 block of N.W. 21st Ave. € 300 block of N.W. 34th St. € 3800 block of S.W. 16th Ave. € 1500 block of N.E. 207th St. € 1700 block of U.S. 441 N. € 2800 block of U.S. 441 N. € 2600 block of S.E. 32nd St. € 3600 block of U.S. 441 S. € 3600 block of S.E. 34th Ave. € 300 block of N.E. 16th Ave. € 14200 block of S.W. 144th Parkway OCSO Investigations

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By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News € CPA Tax Solutions, PLLC 500 N.W. Sixth St., is the place to go if you have a business, are starting one or just need your taxes done. These ladies are not just there to crunch the number; they make sure every aspect is taken care of and your experience is enjoyable. Taxes can be frustrating and stressful and I dont think anyone is comfortable handing over their personal and “ nancial information to a stranger. CPA Tax Solutions will make you feel like family. They are w illing to answer any and all questions. So, give them a call at 863-357-1099. € Burgess Paint Supply 113 S.W. Fifth A ve., has been a hometown paint store for 68 years. They have been family-owned and operated since 1945. They carry paint supplies such as all kinds of brushes, rollers, paint thinners and patching materials. They also carry different types of painting tools so you can get the job done. Burgess has a color match system so you can get the perfect shade of red without having to go looking everywhere for it. So stop on in and tell them Tammi sent you! They can be reached at 863-763-3824. € Okeechobee Veterinary Hospital 2949 S.R. 70 W., takes care of every animal from cattle to cats. They offer all services, even emergency. So when Fluffy has gotten sick at 2 a.m. on a Sunday morning, you can give them a call and they will help in any way they can to make sure your pet is at ease. They do annual wellness visits and hospitalization for the sick. They can answer all your questions and will take care of your pet like its their own. Call them at 863-7632523 or check out their website at www. okeevet.com. Happy Halloween everyone! Here is a great idea to use that extra candy or to up y our game on the traditional popcorn balls.Halloween PopcornIngredients : Vegetable cooking spray, 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1/3 cup popcorn kernels, 3 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 6 cups (12-ounces) mini marshmallows, 6 fun-size caramel peanut chocolate bars (such as Snickers), cut into 1/4-inch pieces, 3 (3-inch) chocolate chip cookies, crumbled, 1/3 cup chopped salted almonds, 1/2 cup orange and black chocolate candies (such as M and Ms). Directions 1. Spray the inside of a large mixing bowl with vegetable cooking spray, and lightly spray a baking sheet. Set aside. 2. In a 3 quart or larger, heavy-bottomed pan, heat the oil and popcorn over mediumhigh heat. Cover the pan and shake gently. Cook until all the kernels have popped, about 3 minutes. Place the popcorn in the prepared bowl. 3. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over low heat. Add the vanilla extract and marshmallows. Stir constantly until the marshmallows have melted and the mixture is smooth, about 5 minutes. Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the popcorn. Using a spatula, sprayed with cooking spray, stir until the popcorn is coated. Spread the mixture over the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with the chocolate bar pieces, cookies, almonds and chocolate candies. Using a spatula, gently press the toppings into the popcorn. Allow the mixture to dry for 1 hour. 4. Break into 2-inch pieces and store airtight in a plastic container. Serving Suggestion : Place in small plastic bags and seal with colored ribbon. For more, as always, check out my blog at http://” orida.newszap.com/topofthelake. RV SITES AVAILABLE 4870 US Hwy 441 SE | Okeechobee | 863.451.1319 |863.763.8262 | stormsjudith@yahoo.comButchs Fish CampWaterfront View! Great Fishing Lake Access Chuck Wagon On-Site Sodas and More!Now Taking Reservations for Christmas Parties! Book early! OWNERSHIP FROM, Your... Eco-Escape Introducing the Eco-Cottage at Silver Palms Enjoy an escape from the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary. Silver Palms oers the amenities and service of a ve-star community within a casual and inviting environment. Spend the day at the resort-style pool and expansive clubhouse or visit with lifelong friends on your site…the choice is yours. Our Eco-Cottages are designed with Floridas earliest homes as inspiration, featuring covered porches and metal roong. Not only are these Eco-Cottages attractive, but they also appeal to your wallet with many energy-saving features. Your cottage is truly yours. ere are countless options for you to put your personal touch. St. Petersburg Sebring International Raceway Sarasota Fort Myers Orlando Miami Palm Beach Port St. Lucie Fort Pierce Call today for a private tour of the community and our model cottages. 877-642-43604143 Highway 441 South Okeechobee, FL 34974 CottagesAtSilverPalms.com /SilverPalmsRV /SilverPalmsRV 12 Okeechobee News October 19, 2014 Clays for kids sport shoot heldReal Life Childrens Ranch will host a fundraiser called Clays for KidsŽ sport shoot on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the O.K. Corral and Gun Club, 9449 N.E. 48th St. Shooting starts at 2 p.m. and a dinner will be held at 6 p.m. For information, call Darlene Mayers at 863-634-4200.

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13 Okeechobee News October 19, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $65,000 bond following his arrest on a total of 64 felony charges. Timothy Jack Sutherland, 55, S.W. 15th W ay, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 16, on 22 counts of forgery, 22 counts of uttering a forged instrument and 20 counts of grand theft from a person 65 years of age or older. He was also arrested on two misdemeanor counts of petit theft. An arrest report by Deputy Marcus Collier, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), indicated Sutherland stole a total of 22 checks from a local man. Sutherland then cashed those checks at a local bank for varying amounts from $200 to $500, added the report. In all, stated the deputy, the checks cashed by Sutherland totaled $8,850. According to the deputys report the thefts came to light when the victim received a letter from his bank stating a check was cashed but he had insuf“ cient funds in his account to cover the check. He knew there was money in his account so he went to his bank to straighten out the matter. However, when he was given copies of all the cashed instruments he realized 22 of his checks had been stolen. Deputy Collier stated he and OCSO Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas went to Sutherlands home but no one answered the door when they knocked. The deputy went on to point out no one would answer Sutherlands phone when he called. The report stated Deputy Collier left the mans home and parked his car on the side of S.W. 16th Ave. Shortly, continued the deputy, he saw Sutherland turn from S.W. 15th Way onto S.W. 16th Avenue without stopping at the stop sign. Deputy Collier then stopped Sutherland and placed him under arrest without incident. Report: Okeechobee man faces 64 felony charges Timothy Sutherland The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in” uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). € Jovon Travias Sholtz, 33, N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, was arrested Oct. 16 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him w ith the felony of tampering with physical evidence. His bond was set at $25,000. € Catherine Cristy Blandon, 24, Sunset Drive, South Miami, was arrested Oct. 16 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), violation of probation introduction of contraband into a county detention facility and violation of probation possession of marijuana under 20 grams. She is being held without bond. € Shawn Lynn Dietrich, 47, S.E. 38th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 16 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felony of grand theft. Her bond was set at $5,000. € Briana Gail Davis, 33, N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 16 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), traf“ cking in a controlled substance (morphine), possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) without a prescription and possession of a controlled substance (suboxone) without a prescription. She was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $66,000. € Billy James Herrin, 34, S.W. 34th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 16 by Special Agent Jennifer OConnell, of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, on a Brantley County, Ga., warrant charging him with the felony of failure of a sex offender to register. He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“ rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report VFW hosting fundraiserBig Lake VFW Post 10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a fundraiser to support breast cancer Wednesday, Oct. 22, featuring bingo at the post. The Commanders Ball will be held Saturday, Oct. 23. The Halloween costume party will be held Friday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m. The monthly November meeting is rescheduled to Nov. 9. Meat bingo is to be held Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2308.

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Call a PRO JONES EQUIPMENTEst. 19894558 US Hwy 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 1-888-683-7853 863-763-5342 203 SE 2nd St. Okeechobee Phone: 863-824-6770 Jeb Acuff Administrator www.grandoaks.orgLicense AL11944 588 NE 28th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-357-2888 or toll Free 877-568-3864An affordable way to advertise your business 863.763.1141300 NW Park St Okeechobee HOURS: MON-FRI 7AM 6PM SAT 7AM 5PM SUN 9AM 3PM Now Carrying Dupont Automotive Paint Master Automotive Technician Don’t Miss Out Advertise Here email: okeeadsales@newszap.com or call 763-3134 Don’t Miss Out Advertise Here email: okeeadsales@newszap.com or call 763-3134 fessional mandmautobrokersinc.comM & M Auto Brokers, Inc. 3565 US Highway 441 North Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Of“ ce: (863) 763-0330 Cell: (954) 214-8877 Fax: (863) 763-0323 Mitch will work with youŽBuy Here! Pay Here! As low as $500 Down We Buy Cars For Any price, Any year, All Models! “No detail is a small detail”J. ALLEN CONTRACTING INC. 863-467-1703 863-634-6049 Qualified & Life Member MDRTEdward H. Bobbitt, CLU, ChFC, REBCLinda B. Tewksbury, CLUFinancial Services Professional New York Life Insurance Company Licensed Agent ebobbitt@ft.newyorklife.com The Company You Keep License # 11363 & 5990 chobeeproappliance@yahoo.com Franco PelaezOwnerHablamos Espaol Brian D. Finke, D.P.M.Podiatry Associates of Okeechobee, Inc 1124 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee (863) 467-6577 F D Donald DunnamOne Call Does It All Dunnams Property MAINTENANCEComplete Lawn Care Tree Trimming Power Washing Licensed/Insured County License #55 City License # 2181(863) 532-1526 (863) 763-7589 14 Okeechobee News October 19, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsOver 2,300 items of school supplies w ere distributed to United Way Partner A gencies and Okeechobee County Schools by Publix Super Markets on Oct. 2. Publix Super Markets conducted a donation drive at their local store, to collect supplies purchased by Publix shoppers. School items included pens and pencils, notebooks, folders, scissors, paper and other basic necessities for school work. In addition to Okeechobee County Schools, six United Way Partner Agencies received supplies including Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Early Learning Coalition, Hibiscus Childrens Center, Real Life Childrens Ranch, My Aunts House, and CASTLE. Steve Lafferty, store manager of Publix and United Way Campaign co-chair, assisted with the distribution of the school supplies. We sincerely appreciate the generosity of Publix Super Markets and their customers. Because they care, children will have the tools they need to learn,Ž said Cliff Smith, United Way president. United Way raises fund for 13 local United Way Partner Agencies in Okeechobee County including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Marthas House, Real Life Childrens Ranch, Hibiscus Childrens Center, CASTLE, Early Learning Coalition, Hospice of Okeechobee, My Aunts House, Okeechobee Educational Foundation, Treasure Coast Food Bank, 211, Shared Services Network and Childrens Home Society. All funds raised in Okeechobee Count y support programs in Okeechobee. For information, call United Way at 863484-3887, or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. Publix distributes supplies to Okeechobee Schools

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesBACK PORCH SALE OCT. 17, 18, 19TH, 7:00 AM 2111 SE 29TH ST. JUST EMPTIED STORAGE UNIT. LOTS OF MISCELLANEOUS HOUSEHOLD, PICTURES, DISHES, KNICK KNACKS, BLENDERS, WOODEN BOXES, MEN AND WOMEN CLOTHES AND SHOES. ALSO LOTS OF CROSSSTITCH BOOKS AND MATERIALS. COME ON BY AND CHECK IT OUT We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Garage/ Yard SalesYARD SALE 5805 SE 80TH TRAIL, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 AND 19, 8:30AM-5:00PM WEATHER DEPENDING. FURNITURE, KNICK KNACKS, SOFA, CHINA CABINET AND MISC. ITEMS. ServicesMOHAWK CONSTRUCTION INC. FILL SHELL, ASPHALT MILLINGS, SAND, STONE, MULCH, TOP SOIL. LARGE OR SMALL QUANTITIES DELIVERED OR PICK-UP, NEAR TOWN. JOSH 634-9486 Employment Full Time Earn Extra MoneyDeliver the YP Real Yellow Pages St. Lucie Co, Fl Area FT/PT, Daily work, get paid in 72hrs Must be 18 or older, have driver’s license and insured vehicle.• Call (800)422-1955 Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM• Or email: deliverphonebooksse@directrac.com• Or log onto www.phonebookdelivery.info Mention “St. Lucie” Help Titan America is currently seeking a CDL driver in the Okeechobee area to deliver concrete to customers. Duties include the following: Safely operating truck; load & delivery of ready mix concrete; complete pre/post trip inspections; assist with plant maintenance & cleanup; complete forms & required paperwork in timely fashion. CDL Class A or B is a must. Interested applicants must complete an online application on our website at www.titanamerica.com/careers Job Code # 2014-JP24 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. 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! COOKS NEEDEDF/T & P/T exp. needed. Stop in to apply Lake Side Grill 1111 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee, Fla. Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the c l ass ifi eds Shop here first! The classified ads Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Employment Full Time NOW HIRING SHIFT MANAGERSLuihn Companies is a family owned restaurant franchise with over 80 restaurants in the South East. We are committed to serving our customers and promoting quality food at a fair price. We are currently recruiting Shift Managers in the Okeechobee Area. Requirements:• Must be 18 years old and over We Offer:• Competitive pay and a exible work environment Apply at: Taco Bell 3498 US 441 South Okeechobee, FL Apply at www.luihnfood.com and click on careers Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 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 Preserve ManagerLykes Ranch has an immediate opening for a Preserve Manager for their hunting preserve in Glades County. Preferred applicants will have quail/bird hunting experience as well as supervisory/management background. Lykes Ranch offers competitive wages and bene ts package. Quali ed applicants should email their resume to patricia.storti@ lykesranch.com fax to (863) 763-3178 or apply online at www.lykesranch.com EEO/AA/DFW M/F/D/V Employment Part TimeNEEDED PART-TIME EXPERIENCED BARTENDER CALL BILL 863-532-9782 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. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. 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 AppliancesADMIRAL MATCHING WASHER AND DRYER, 3 MONTHS OLD WHITE $400.00 FOR BOTH 863-467-8559 Pets/Supplies3 female Boston Terriors. Asking $400 each will be ready to go after 10/30/14 for info call 863-458-2514 BLUE PIT PUPPIES, 12 WEEKS OLD, REGISTERED. $350.00 CALL 863-634-4407 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 gobucs13@aol.com www. oridalicense plates.com Apartments2/1, BUCKHEAD RIDGE: Deck overlooking the water. C/Air, Nice & Clean. Garbage, Water & Lawn maintenance included. $550 mo. $300 sec. (772)284-5512 15 Okeechobee News October 19, 2014 No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.

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ApartmentsBEAUTIFUL, Large CBS, 2BR w/eat in kitchen & new carpet throughout. Screen room. Utility room. $725 mo. includes water, lawn & garbage. 863-467-2784 FOR RENT 2B/1BA DUPLEX AND 1BD/1BA APARTMENT. 1ST MONTH AND SECURITY CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION 863-801-9119 NW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $700. 1st, last & $500 security. Shown only 11am-6pm 561-346-1642. 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 CLEAN 3BR HOUSE, DIXIE RANCH ACRES AREA, 10011 NW 64TH AVE. PETS ALLOWED UPON APPROVAL. $700/MO. WATER & LAWN CARE INCLUDED. $600 SECURITY. 863-610-0001 IN TOWN: 2 BR, 1 BA, W/D hookup. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet ok. $700 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 dhmcara@hotmail.com OKEECHOBEE 2BD/2BA, GREAT CONDITION, GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD, CITY WATER & SEWER. $550.00/MO. 1ST AND LAST, NO BIG DOGS. CALL STEVE 863-801-1739 OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. Okeechobee 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 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Houses RentSEASONAL RENTAL OKEECHOBEE IN TOWN 2BD /1BA FURNISHED, SCREENED PATIO, FENCED YARD LAWN MAINT., W/D. NON SMOKING, 55+. AVAIL. NOV. 1ST $1,150.00/MO. 863-801-4220 Office Space Rent “Time To Move In Is Now” First 2 Months Free“Next to Court House” Commercial Space 500, 1000, 1300 SF. 863-467-0651 Houses SaleFOR SALE 2BD/ 1.5BA HOUSE ON 100X125FT LOT $36,000.00 CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION 213-280-2080 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 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 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Mobile Home RentClean Very Well Kept Unfurnished MH 2br1ba w/d, lawn service, NO PETS. $450/mo 1st & last & Sec Call 863-357-1732 Office Space Rent Mobile HomeSaleNICE MOBILE HOME, SINGLE WIDE WITH FLORIDA ROOM. 2 BEDROOMS SEPARATED, 2 BATHS, 2 CARPORTS, TOOL & LAUNDRY ROOM. PINE RIDGE PARK $14K 863-801-9295 Palm Harbor Homes Limited time offer! $5K towards any exterior package. We have 24 wide, 26, 28 & 30 wide homes. 3 stock units reduced 26K. Homes from the $60’s plantcity.palmharbor.com 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol TRAILER FOR SALE 1BD W/FL. ROOM, NEW A/C, DISHWASHER, W/D, RECENT REMODEL, NEW SCREENS/WINDOWS, ON RIM DITCH. 9750 SR 78 WEST LOT#44, LOT RENT $250.00MO. $3,500.00 OR CONSIDER TRADE/PONTOON BOAT 772-323-5803 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public Notice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider amendment of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. A copy of the proposed amendment is available in the Superintendent’s Of ce, Room 307, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Amendment of Board Policy 4.20 Student Progression Plan I. This policy provides guidelines for maintaining the District’s Student Progression Plan. II. The proposed revisions to the plan are necessary to comply with legislation, State Board of Education Rules, and Florida Department of Education updates. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41 and 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 1001.43, 1002.3105, 1002.321, 1003.4156, 1003.428, 1003.4281, 1003.4295, 1003.437, 1003.49, 1008.25. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 467696 ON 10/19/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2013-DR-649 Division: Family Felipa Lopez, Petitioner and Hilario Hernandez Avellaneda Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Hilario Hernandez Avellaneda Last Known Address: A.C.C.C. PO Box 1600 Washington, MS 39190 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Divorce has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Felipa Lopez whose address is 833 US 441 #907, Okeechobee, FL 34974 on or before 11-12-2014, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.DATED: 10-7-2014 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ April Hof Deputy Clerk I, Lydia Almodovar, a nonlawyer, located at 1804 NW 7th Ave., Okeechobee, FL, 863-357-6820 helped Felipa Lopez who is the petitioner, ll out this form. 467683 ON 10/12,19,26;11/2/2014 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have y ou looked for it? Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your cleanupabreeze! How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNOW ACCEPTING BIDS FOR LAWN MOWING/ MAINTENANCE CONTRACT For gated community (Seminole Cove) Must have own insurance and be licensed. Please direct all inquires toLarry Maynard At (863) 623-4880467750 ON 10/15,17,19,22 2014 16 Okeechobee News October 19, 2014 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 *Admirals Club carrier 9 *Rose variety 15 Cork, essentially 16 Right away, boss!Ž 17 Id like a shotŽ 18 Like some windshields 19 Condescends 21 __ tide 22 Toot 25 River in Hades 27 Stylish 60s Londoner 29 *Centurion card issuer 33 Beats badly 35 Know 36 Kitchen spray 37 *Entertainment phenomenon since 2002 38 *TV show that had a 50th anniversary celebration in 2002 41 *Line of 18-inch dolls 44 Word with job or laborer 45 Bahamian capital 49 Showed contempt 51 *PBS cultural documentary series 52 Turkish honorific 53 Speak 55 Woven thing 56 Wax-wrapped import 58 Wiser partner? 62 The NFLs Golden ArmŽ 64 Closed ecosystems 68 Theyre likely to be edited 69 Renaissance musician 70 *Armed forces support group 71 Apt adjective for today thats needed to make sense of eight puzzle answers DOWN 1 N.L. East team 2 Choler 3 Like Gen. Powell 4 NASA moon landers 5 Thats doubtfulŽ 6 Intl. alliance since 1949 7 Director Morris et al. 8 Video chat choice 9 Small amount 10 8 MileŽ star 11 Top-notch 12 Wild 13 18th-century Venetian painter 14 Until now, to CPAs 20 Mar. honoree 22 Son and brother of George 23 Tool for fellers? 24 Tracking aid: Abbr. 26 Wellpoint competitor 28 Broadband letters 30 Belarus currency 31 Historical period 32 Shipping worker 34 Core 36 Korean musician with the hit Gangnam StyleŽ 39 Certain parents, to their tots 40 __ in November 41 Fed. procurement agency 42 Vamp opposite 43 Grade school focus 46 Darn, say 47 There you __!Ž 48 PC port 50 Parmesan alternative 51 Pizza order 54 Drum with a sitar 57 Yours, in Tours 59 Lavish attention 60 Linda of Broadways Jekyll & HydeŽ 61 Rice-A-__ 62 High-tech address 63 Federal ID 65 Karaoke need, briefly 66 That: Sp. 67 Where many stand and wait: Abbr. By Jeffrey Wechsler (c)2014TribuneContentAgencyLLC 07/04/14 07/04/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com

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R E D century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 3005-M: Treasure Island 3br/2ba with 1,512 Total Sq Ft., Split pla r pla b a til til o t rtop pa tr ar T b, ba ar a h or $79,000 MLS $208322 4004-C: Big O RV Park & Resort 2005 Mo l with all th a iti 55 o S r por h, lot o tora l bho boat ra p, r hall, la r roo a or $39,900 MLS # 208493 5051-H: Okeechobee Hills L 2 Stor 3br, 3 ba ho o 15.80+/acres Elator, r pla i la it h til oor thro ho t, l bal o l wi ow o rloo ol o r $350,000 MLS # 208400 1021-M: Palm Village 4br/2ba DW, 2,482 total q t/1, 1 r air, op por h, L Fa il r ir pla a i op it h i l l bho pool, law ar a or 55 o $80,000 NOW $70,000 MLS #208093 2004-C: Taylor Creek Isles, o 2 tor 2 /2 o o i i, 1,184 TSF/1,040 r air. S r por h, all applia Ea to how. all or or i o. $67,000 MLS # 208444 • Pine Ridge Park b il abl lot partial $5,900 MLS # 20 132 • 319+/-acres o w 441 $4,000,000 • Conners Gables b il abl Lot SE 39th T rr $6,000 MLS #208198 • 14+/acres o o r ial prop rt o th i a al with la a $1,500,000 MLS #20 408 • Blue Heron i lot o th la MLS # 20 053 • Palm Village Ranch l a Lotlo to th l bho 55 o it $15,000 MLS# 20 998 • Ok Acres 10 /-a r F po a ho pa r a or a w ho $79,000 MLS # 20 81 • Viking 2.5 /a r or $11,000 MLS # 20 811 5038-H: Quail Acres ho with 2,908 TSF/2,112 r air. Lo at orth o tow r at lo atio to ha a i al or h a M tal roof. $84,900 MLS #208313 REDUCED 3+/ACRES NEW LISTING Find your dream home here! Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com Over 100 Listings BLUE HERON~ Lake Access, Deep Water-front / Pool Home. Open and Airy 3 Bd/ 2 Ba/ 2 Gar, CBS on over acre. Beautiful Custom home. Fr Lv, Din, Spacious Kitchen with breakfast bar seating opens to Fm room with Coral fireplace and water view. Bay window Breakfast nook offers graceful view of pool. Split plan, 10’ ceilings. Master Suitetwo walk in closets, Jacuzzi tub, corner shower, double vanity. Solar Heated, Screened Salt water Pool with waterfall, Sunning Deck. 2012 A/C, Security System. Dock, 6’ controlling depth water, boat slip. $359,000 CALL Lori (863) 634-1457 BLUE HERON ~ Lake Access Call 863.763.3134 to advertise! Someone reading this ad right now could be searching for a new home. Why not have them looking at yours? OAKS AT OKEECHOBEE CBS beautiful new Location, Location, Location Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers. 17 Okeechobee News October 19, 2014

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Special to the Okeechobee News Pam Bergsma of Lake Worth, Florida, and spokesperson for Joey Bergsma Retinoblastoma Awareness, was in Okeechobee last Thursday to meet with Representative Dr. Cary Pigman. Okeechobee residents Ray W orley, Donna Dean, Bobi ONeil and Nancy Vaughn; all local advocates for children, joined Pam in the meeting to support the right to healthy sight beginning at birth and to discuss Joeys BillŽ with our Representative Dr. Pigman and ask that he help with this issue. Early detection is vital to giving our children the best sight possible. Late detection of eye diseases can result in vision loss, eye enucleations and worse. The Bergsma family learned the information in Joeys Bill the hardest way possible; through the needless death of their beloved 3-year-old grandson. J oey had Retinoblastoma, a pediatric cancer developing on the retinal cell layer of the eye. It is one hundred percent treatable with early detection. If left untreated and allowed to escape the eye, there is no cure. Note: Retinoblastoma is only one of many diseases presenting in the eyes of newborns, infants and toddlers. What you need to know: 1. The direct ophthalmoscope needs to be used at every exam in a DARK room! If Joeys pediatrician would have provided the proper standard of care at his 15-month or 18-month well-baby exam, he would be 17 years old with his eye and his sight. The direct ophthalmoscope is the detection, referral, prevention instrument for the eyes and should be used just as the stethoscope is used for the heart. Sadly, this simple exam did not happen for Joey. 2. A ” ash photo can save sight and lives! In ” ash photography, there is a 60 percent chance of taking a picture of a cataract, tumor, refractive disorder, etc. in a childs eyes. The picture taken of Joey on Thanksgiving w eekend would have saved his sight and his life. Always be alert to your photos. It is just a clue, but a very important one. In ” ash photos light eyes will re” ect red w hich is actually the retina re” ecting the light of the ” ash. Check your photos for an odd glow in one or both eyes blocking the red re” ection. It usually presents white in color and will look like the glow in Joeys right eye. Realize, a photo is not an eye exam, but if the glow is present go to an eye doctor immediately. Note: Very dark eyes do not re” ect red when a ” ash goes off, but look normal. If the odd glow is present instead of the eyes looking normal, take your child to the eye doctor. 3. An infant needs an eye dilation exam. Healthy eyes begin at birth. The pupil of an infant is small in diameter and needs to be dilated to detect cataracts, Retinoblastoma, Coats disease, refractive disorders, etc. The enhanced standard for newborns and infants is not mandatory and you need to ask. The drops are simply administered by the nurse at the beginning of the exam after the baby is weighed. The doctor will wait until the end of the exam when the pupil is dilated to make the room dark and look at the back of the eye. Now, there will be an opportunity to detect and ensure healthy sight and in some instances, life. Joeys grandma has been on a mission for the last 14 years to make sure what happened to Joey does not happen again. Although, Joeys MessageŽ has saved the sight and lives of children throughout our state; still, too many parents in Florida are learning the hard way. The bill is not a mandate, but will empower parents with the information to protect the sight of their children. The hope is for no parent to have to say why didnt I knowŽ ever again. Pam said she was very grateful to Ray Worley for pulling together the kind, people of Okeechobee who took their time to attend the meeting with Rep. Pigman on Thursday, Oct. 9. Working together, we will “ x this for our children.Ž Ray asks that everyone who has children go to the Websites listed below and pay close attention to the pictures of the children. What can we do? Talk to our legislators about helping with the implementation of Joeys Information Bill. if you need to talk to someone that needs help. Make sure that your childs doctor follows the guidelines above when examining your child. Contact Pam Bergsma at 561-586-2094. 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 WHERE DOES IT HURT?Emergency Services at Raulerson Hospital. Always there. Al ways r eady. To speak to a Registered Nurse 24/7, call our free Consult-A-Nurse service at 763-9228. WHERE TO GET IT FIXED 1796 Highway 441 N € Okeechobee, FL 34972 RaulersonHospital.com Sore throat 18 Okeechobee News October 19, 2014 Photos can help save childrens sight Special to the Okeechobee News/ Libby MaxwellLeft to right are Bobi ONeil, Walle Bergsma, Pam Bergsma, Rep. Dr. Cary Pigman, Ray Worley and Donna Dean.

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, Jim ArrigoOwner & President John ArrigoVice President & General Manager J & ^ AS LOW AS AS LOW AS AS LOW AS + WAS WAS WAS ++ OFFERS NOT IN CONJUNCTION, OTHER RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. ALL OFFERS FOR WELL QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS, NOT ALL CUSTOMERS WILL QUALIF Y. DEALER RETAINS ALL REBATES & INCENTIVES. ALL VEHICLES SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. MUST PRESENT AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE TO RECEIVE ADVERTISED OFFER. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. VEHICLE ART FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY, OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT OR VARYING MODEL MAYBE SHOWN. PREVIOUS SALES EXCLUDED. VEHICLE STOCK QUANTITIES VARY DAILY, RANKINGS BASED ON REGISTERED SALES FOR CHRYSLER CORP. AL L OFFERS EXPIRE DATE OF PUBLICATION. SEE DEALER FOR FULL DETAILS. + ON SELECT MODELS, TERMS VARY, IN LIEU OF REBATES WITH APPROVED CREDIT. ^NOT ALL BUY ERS WILL QUALIFY, CREDIT APPROVAL IS REQUIRED. TERMS RATES AND DOWN PAYMENTS MAY VARY BASED ON CREDIT WORTHINESS. *PRICES PLUS TAX TAG TITLE $599.95 DEALER FEE AND LEASE CONQUEST REBATE. **WE WILL BEAT ANY LOCAL, VALID,PRINTED ADVERTISEMENT FROM ANOTHER AUTHORIZED DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RA M DEALER WITHIN THE SE BUSINESS CENTER ZONE ON ANY NEW IDENTICALLY EQUIPPED IN STOCK VEHICLE. CUSTOMER MUST PRESENT COMPETITORS AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE AND SUPPLY ACCURATE VIN NUMBER. COMPETITORS AD MUST BE DATED SAME DAY AS THE CUSTOMERS PURCHASE. IF WE BEAT THE COMPETITORS PRI CE, YOU MUST BUY THE VEHICLE FROM ARRIGO. DEALER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PURCHASE THE VEHICLE FROM THE OTHER DEALER. INCLUDING FA CTORY, DEALER DISCOUNTS AND REBATES. EXCLUDES TAX, TAG, TITLE & $599.95 DEALER FEE. .OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY, SEE DEALER FOR FULL DETAILS. 30% OFF VEHIC LE 2014 CHRYSLER 200 … MSRP $26,690 … SALE PRICE $17,999. TERMS, CONDITIONS AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY. SEE DEALER FOR DETAIL S. STORE HOURS: SERVICE HOURS: Closed 5851 US #1, FT. 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ROADSIDE ASSISTANCERESTRICTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY, SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. 2014 DODGE DARTORIGINAL MSRP $22,025$159LEASE AS LOW ASPER MO.FOR 39 MONTHS PLUS TAX $1999 DUE AT SIGNING, $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE, LESSEE PAYS FOR EXCESS WEAR AND MILEAGE OF $.25/MILE FOR EACH MILE OVER 10,000 MILES PER YEAR, WITH APPROVED CREDIT AND QUALIFYING CONQUEST LEASE CASH. 108 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS2014 JEEPCHEROKEEORIGINAL MSRP $23,990$159FOR 39 MONTHS PLUS TAX $2599 DUE AT SIGNING, $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE, LESSEE PAYS FOR EXCESS WEAR AND MILEAGE OF $.25/MILE FOR EACH MILE OVER 10,000 MILES PER YEAR, WITH APPROVED CREDIT AND QUALIFYING CONQUEST LEASE CASH. 83 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS2015 CHRYSLER 200ORIGINAL MSRP $25,490$169FOR 39 MONTHS PLUS TAX $2999 DUE AT SIGNING, $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE, LESSEE PAYS FOR EXCESS WEAR AND MILEAGE OF $.25/MILE FOR EACH MILE OVER 10,000 MILES PER YEAR, WITH APPROVED CREDIT AND QUALIFYING CONQUEST LEASE CASH. 197 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS 2014 DODGE AVENGER SE$15,999PAY AS LOW AS PAY AS LOW AS PAY AS LOW AS PAY AS LOW AS PAY AS LOW AS PAY AS LOW AS PAY AS LOW AS PAY AS LOW ASPRICE PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE & LEASE CONQUEST REBATE. PRICE PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE & LEASE CONQUEST REBATE. PRICE PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE & LEASE CONQUEST REBATE. PRICE PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE & LEASE CONQUEST REBATE. PRICE PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE & LEASE CONQUEST REBATE. PRICE PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE & LEASE CONQUEST REBATE. PRICE PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE & LEASE CONQUEST REBATE.131 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS ORIGINAL MSRP .............. $21,590 DISCOUNTS & REBATES ...-$5,591*2014 JEEPPATRIOT$14,99985 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP ..............$18,485 DISCOUNTS & REBATES .. -$3,486* *2014 CHRYSLER 300$24,99949 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP .............. $31,760 DISCOUNTS & REBATES .. -$6,761*2014 DODGE JOURNEY SE$16,999158 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP .............. $20,990 DISCOUNTS & REBATES ..-$3,991*2015 JEEPWRANGLER UNLIMITED 4X4$29,99992 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP ..............$31,876 DISCOUNTS & REBATES ..-$1,877*2014 CHRYSLERTOWN & COUNTRY TOURING$25,499138 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP .............. $31,760 DISCOUNTS & REBATES ...-$6,261* $1999 DUE AT SIGNING, $0 SECURITY DEPOSIT PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE, LESSEE PAYS FOR EXCESS WEAR AND MILEAGE OF $.25/MILE FOR EACH MILE OVER 10,000 MILES PER YEAR, TO WELL QUALIFIED LESSEES OF A COMPETITIVE BRAND VEHICLE, WITH APPROVED CREDIT. 123 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS2014 RAM1500 CREW CAB EXPRESSORIGINAL MSRP $36,890$279FOR 39 MONTHS PLUS TAX 2014 RAM 3500 MEGA CAB$58,280Stk#143909. PRICE PLUS TAX TAG TITLE AND $599.95 DEALER FEE & LEASE CONQUEST REBATE.ORIGINAL MSRP .................. $71,280 DISCOUNTS & REBATES .....-$13,000*2014 RAM1500 REG. CAB$19,99972 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP .............. $24,635 DISCOUNTS & REBATES ..-$4,636 2014RAM LONG HORN 4X4 DIESEL 20 2 15JEEP 20 14 J EE P 20 20 14 14 C C HR HR YS LE R R LEASE AS LOW AS LEASE AS LOW AS LEASE AS LOW ASPER MO.PER MO.PER MO. 20 Okeechobee News October 19, 2014