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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 50¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 127 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Just because its our phone number, that doesnt mean its us. That statement came from Detective Lieutenant Brad Stark in regard to a current scam in which the scammer, posing as a deputy, calls a potential victim and tells them to send him a speci c amount of money or theyll be arrested. While this is not a new scam, there is a new twist: If you have caller ID on your phone, the number youll see is that of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO). According to Lt. Stark the scammer is using a Spoof phone card. This card allows the scammer to not only disguise their voice, but call from any phone number and the victims caller ID will only show the phone number the con artist wants them to see. It also means theres no way to trace who actually made the call or their real phone number. None that were aware of right now, said Spoof card aids new phone scam 15.78 feetLast Year: 15.48 feet Lake Levels Clrng Or Cti! Special to the Okeechobee News/ Ron OConner, Farm Credit4-H Lifetime Achievement AwardLinda Syfrett received the UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award from Dr. Nick Place, dean of extension, at the 2014 Dinner of Distinction in Gainesville, on Oct. 10. Mrs. Syfrett has been a longtime 4-H leader and is a member of the Florida 4-H Foundation in Gainesville. For the story, see page 2. Special to the Okeechobee News Anxiety about the Ebola virus may b e growing across the nation but Okeechobe e rst responders are preparing to combat this disease in the unlikely event the disease arrives in Florida. It is very unlikely we will see a case o f Ebola within Okeechobee County but its better to be prepared and not need to us e the training than not to have the training, said Chief Ralph Franklin of Okeechobe e County Fire Rescue. First responders will received refreshe r training this week on personal protectiv e equipment (PPE) as well as taking a prope r travel history of individuals presenting with symptoms. In addition to the rst responde r training, the division of Emergency Management conducted a planning meeting on Monday morning to collaborate with partners on potential response operations. This is not the rst time we have had to deal with a new infectious disease outbrea k in Florida, said Emergency Managemen t Director Mitch Smeykal. In the last 13 years, Florida has had to deal with Anthrax, Sever e Local rst responders prepare for Ebola threatSee EBOLA Page 2 See SPOOF Page 7 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An inmate at the Okeechobee Correctional Institution (OCI) died last weekend of yet-to-be speci ed causes. A spokesperson with the Department of Corrections (DOC) said Tuesday, Oct. 21, inmate Dustin J. McGill, 35, died last w eekend. His cause of death will be determined by a medical examiner. That spokesperson said he could not comment on the manner of death. McGill was convicted in Collier County on felony gun and drug charges in 2011. According to DOC records he had also served previous prison terms after being convicted on felony charges of drug sales, robbery with a gun and driving while license suspendedhabitual offender. OCI inmates death under investigation
By Ruth BorgerUF/IFAST GAINESVILLE Linda Syfrett, of Okeechobee County, was among those honored at the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences annual Dinner of Distinction, held at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, Oct. 10. This was the third year for the awards banquet that recognizes individuals and organizations that support and advance UF/ IFAS in its research, teaching and Extension efforts. It is held the same weekend as the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences TailGATOR event, which serves as both a celebration of alumni achievements and an opportunity for students to learn more about CALS while networking with alumni. During the banquet, UF/IFAS of cials also honored state Rep. Bryan Nelson, who has a UF degree in ornamental horticulture, for his legislative efforts in support of UF/IFAS. The 2014 Dinner of Distinction award recipients include:4-H Lifetime Achievement Linda Syfrett is founder and president of the Okeechobee County Fair. She has been a 4-H leader in that county since 1987, working with youth in both the dairy and county council clubs. She has chaperoned 4-H trips across the state, including the capitol. She is a member of the Florida 4-H Foundation Board of Directors and works with the Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show Committee, where she helps promote Florida agriculture programs for 4-H and FFA members.Outstanding 4-H AlumnusFloridas Commissioner of Agriculture, A dam Putnam, is a fth-generation Floridian, who grew up in the citrus and cattle industries. He joined 4-H at age 8 and spent the next decade in 4-H programs, including the State 4-H Council, where he was elected president. He earned a degree in 1995 in food and resource economics from CALS and was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1996.Friend of IFAS AwardMadeline Mellinger is founder and CEO of Glades Crop Care Inc., the largest agricultural consulting rm in the Southeast U.S. The company does advanced crop scouting and pest and bene cial insect population analyses, handles food safety programs for fresh market crops and packers and offers companies help with sustainable Integrated Pest Management alternatives. Mellinger has served on a number of IFAS-related advisory boards, including the UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center, a vice president search committee and co-chaired the UF/IFAS Strategic Planning Committee.SHARE Volunteer of the YearDebbie Swindle grew up on a strawberry and vegetable farm and as an adult, remains involved in agriculture and cattle production. She has contributed to numerous scholarships and endowments that support UF/IFAS, hosted the UF/IFAS SHARE Council meeting and helped host the rst Farm Ladies Breakfast for Ag women in Hillsborough, Polk and Pasco counties.Horizon AwardFlint Johns a 2004 food and resource economics graduate, also earned a masters in agricultural and biological engineering in 2006 while remaining active on the rodeo circuit. After graduation, he went to work for Lykes Bros. Inc. and in 2011, was promoted to ranch manager, where he is responsible for the fourth-largest cow-calf operation in the country. He has served on a number of UF/IFAS advisory and planning committees and tirelessly volunteers his time as a guest speaker and tour host for UF/IFAS groups. Luis Martinez earned a bachelors degree and a masters in food science and human nutrition, after moving to the U.S. from Ecuador in 2003. He served as a CALS ambassador and while in graduate school, invented a processing technology to enhance the avor and aroma of coffee that is currently being used the Coffee Primero Company. He now works for Darifair and is responsible for 52 manufacturing plants. He chairs the Florida section of the Institute of Food Technologists and in that role, has helped boost scholarship allotments as well as funding for student and alumni events.Award of DistinctionErnest Sellers of Live Oak earned his law degree from UF in 1967 and has helped UF, IFAS and CALS nancially and by giving his time. Hes taught many undergraduate law classes offered through the Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Law, served on the IFAS SHARE Council since 2003 and in 2012, was recognized as SHAREs volunteer of the year. Roger West earned bachelors and masters degrees in animal sciences from UF before joining the Animal Sciences faculty. He chaired the department from 1985 through 1988, before retiring in 20023. Since leaving UF, hes continued to donate his time and energy to many UF/IFAS clubs, animal sciences program and youth livestock judging teams.UF/IFAS Research PartnerThe Florida Strawberry Growers Association has been instrumental in its support nancial and otherwise of UF/IFAS research. The organization works with UF/ IFAS scientists in a number of areas, including improving post-harvest technology, reducing carbon emissions and creating a reliable computer model system to predict when chemicals should be applied which could help cut fungicide and pesticide use in half.UF/IFAS Champion AwardVam York was married to IFAS founder and former State University System Chancellor E.T. York for 64 years and as his partner, spent decades supporting his global wor k to end hunger. Since his death in 2011, she has continued in her steadfast support o f UF/IFAS and its entire mission, including teaching, research and Extension. She is a longtime member of the Ag Womens Club and endowed a scholarship that supports an outstanding CALS undergraduate every year. Among the projects shes been involved with are the Austin Cary Learning Center that opened in spring 2014 and updating a long-term professorship in international agriculture. Linda Syfrett honored at IFAS Dinner of Distinction 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 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! 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Okeechobee Forecast A cute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and H1N1 In uenza. This makes us uniquely prepared to handle this outbreak if needed. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak over in the countries of Senegal and Nigeria. Both countries have had no new infections within 42 days. This is the required time to declare the outbreak over in a jurisdiction. There have been three cases identi ed within the United States. All of the 48 people who had close contact with the rst person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, have been declared medically cleared for the Ebola virus. EBOLAContinued From Page 1
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Marijuana Marijuana is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known. No one has ever died from an overdose. Medical marijuana is legal in 20 states. It should be legal nationwide and controlled, just as other prescription drugs are controlled. It is less harmful than many other prescription drugs and can give people real relief from the debilitating symptoms of many illnesses. If we quit putting people in jail for possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, the jails would not be so overcrowded. These people are not dangerous to others. Our legal system is out of whack. The United States spends a disproportionate amount of the collected taxes on prisons. No other country in the world has such a large percentage of the population behind bars. The ill-fated war on drugs is the reason. Instead of helping those addicted to drugs nd the help they need, we lock them up. Look at Colorado. Look at Prohibition. Legalize marijuana and it will take the criminal element out of it. Treat marijuana like we treat alcohol. Its no worse than beer.Illegal immigration Federal law enforcement is not doing their jobs and this is making it harder for local law enforcement to do theirs. How much less in cost would the sheriff be required to spend if the borders were secure? What cost do we pay? What will the future cost be? The country is already broke, it will be bankrupt in 10 years.Money matters When someone asks you to donate or to sponsor something, make sure you know exactly who they are and where the money is going. Nonpro t organizations and charities should have a tax number and give you a receipt so you can take a tax deduction. If someone knocks on your door, ask for ID, and an address to send the donation. Dont give them cash. They could be pocketing the money. If you get a request in the mail, check it out thoroughly. There is a lot of fraud out there and organizations that are technically legal but keep 95 percent of what they collect for administrative costs.Shock Congratulations to the young man who was honored for saving his friend. What a bizarre situation to have a live wire in the ground with a puddle of water over it. The wire must have been there more than 5 years and the current property owners had no idea it was there. It is very lucky the boy who fell in the water survived, and very brave of his friend to risk his own life to get him out of that water. I am glad both boys are safe. You just never know where danger lurks. May God watch over them both. Thank you for running the story about the boy who saved his friend from electrocution. It was a very uplifting story. It is nice to hear about the good things kids do. I believe that most of the kids in Okeechobee are good kids, but too often the bad ones get most of the attention. The TV stations only do stories about the bad things that happen, like the kid who was beaten up at a party. I am glad the newspaper also prints stories about the good things the kids do. No one is promised tomorrow. Accidents like this illustrate how important it is to let your family know how much you love them every day. Never miss an opportunity to hug your kids and tell them how proud you are of them and how much you love them.Referendums The Childrens Services Council does so much for this county supporting all kinds of programs for children. I hope everyone will vote yes on the referendum to keep it. It has to come up for a vote to be renewed every so often. Vote yes on the local referendum to keep the CSC. Everyone I have talked to supports the two local county referendums, to keep the Childrens Council and to keep the Economic Development tax incentive options, These are things that have to be renewed by a popular vote. Both are good for the community. I cant say how you should vote on the state amendments because those are pretty confusing. But the county referendums are both good things for the community, so vote yes on the county referendums! Elephants are large animalsElephants are large animals. It would be hard to ignore one if it were in your living room. Yet one has been sitting in Americas living room for a long time and we have been pretending it isnt there. Lately it has begun to trumpet. It is domestic violence. When Ray Rice agrantly, unremorsefully, beat his wife in a public place, and the security video was made public, one could hear a national gasp. It truly was horrible. Then the blame game began. It was the NFL policies that were to blame, and the misogyny inherent in the mens locker room attitude of major league sports. Then came the requisite denials of responsibility: its a personal issue not the NFLs, no its the NFLs because football is Americas public image. The media pundits began the post game analysis, is domestic violence that prevalent, is the culture of sports culpable, if the victim doesnt complain is it a crime, if it is so horrible how could we not have called it out before, and so on. Now the NFL has invited women into the intimacy of its man world, policies are being reviewed, sanctions reconsidered, other incidents revisited. The NFL culture might be beginning to change. The pressure brought upon them by the many has resulted in action. With the pressure of many, change comes. The national gasp has demanded change. This nation, as a bystander, has demanded action. This is good. Yet amidst all this attention someone has taken a back seat in the conversation: the perpetrator. Yes, there were references for a while, and comments, some people even rallied in support of him, but somehow the focus moved away from the individual to the societal. Domestic violence is an individual crime, committed by one person against another. It is a very personal crime. For his crime Mr. Rice was processed through the judicial system of his state and was sentenced to some classes. Yes, some classes. The mighty NFL has been upended on its ear for the way it handled the affair, the media preoccupied itself for weeks, sabers were rattled and drums beaten, and Mr. Rice became a minor player on this stage. To be fair, he did lose his job. (Im not positive, but if you or I knocked out a stranger on an elevator, and it was caught on video, I think we might be in jail for a reasonable time.) Domestic violence is a personal crime against a person. It is heinous, insidious, malicious, grievous, and a vile violation of personhood. And the worst thing about it, yet also the one thing that gives us hope, is it is entirely preventable. No research required. Domestic violence is the result of one persons choice to harm another. Thats it. That choice is supported by a belief by that person that the y have a right to commit it. The perpetrator believes he has the right to do it. He is wrong. So how does he get his belief changed? He could decide to. Or we could help him. Or both. The NFL is changing under pressure from those around it, from the national gasp. Th e individual will change with the personal equivalent: Being held accountable, responsible, and with signi cant consequences, personal, judicial and social. This requires th e input of the bystander also. Right here in ou r own family, neighborhood, school: the person in proximity must gasp! The reality is we all already knew the elephant was there. We didnt need Ray Rice. What we do need is to stop pretending, to stop the little two step of denial and avoidance. The elephant in Americas collective living room has trumpeted into undeniability. Ho w about the elephant in your living room: still doing the two step? If you need help or have questions, call our 24-hour hotline 863-763-0202. Togethe r we can end domestic violence. Jonathan Bean executive director Marthas HouseElections are comingI would like to know why I havent seen anything in the paper about all the candidates running in this election. I dont have means to go online and Im hoping the paper will stay neutral and tell us both the good and bad about them. This way we will be able to decide on who we feel is the best candidate fo r the job. I havent seen or heard of any medical research that says marijuana has medicinal properties. And, if it does, then why hasnt i t been put into pill form. Also, Ive heard a lo t about its pros and cons, and I know that mos t of it is propaganda. Another thing is if it is passed, then we Okeechobee dont need any pill mills to dispense marijuana. Either let the drugstores or law enforcement run its operation. This way all scripts can be veri ed as true and not counterfeit. Christopher H. Winkler Editors Note: Information about the loca l candidates was printed before the primar y election, and more information about the local candidates in the general election was printed in the Oct. 15 newspaper. More information will be in the paper this week. October 22, 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. 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5 Okeechobee News October 22, 2014 The Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County held its Inaugural Business of the Year Award luncheon on Oct. 16. These awards recognize Okeechobee County companies that lead with con dence, demonstrating a solid commitment to their business goals, their employees and their local community. The National/Corporate category winner for 2014 was Waste Management, Okeechobee Land ll. In view of the chambers business composition, three awards will be given out annually one for gross annual income of $1 Million or less, gross income of $1 Million or more and our National/Corporate award. The process for selection is rigorous, including nominations, detailed questionnaire and a committee evaluation/selection. The chamber is committed to helping small business owners grow their businesses and achieve their nancial goals. Special thanks to our luncheon sponsors and plaque sponsors: Castle of Okeechobee County, CenterState Bank and Century Link, our plaque sponsors Joseph Melluzo with Tin Fish Okeechobee Restaurant and Fred and Maria Fanizzi with the Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee. On Oct. 28, Applebees will host the chambers Halloween Business After Hours! The party will include several contests. Get creative and start working on a costume for the Costume Contest. Put your chef hats on and bake your best tasting pumpkin desert to be judged at the event and nally pull out your carving tools and paint, and decorate your pumpkin and enter it in the best decorated pumpkin contest (bring pumpkins ready carved and decorated). Prizes will be awarded. For any information on any of the Chamber of Commerce events go to: www. okeechobeebusiness.com. 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 of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Power Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 a.m. and concluding at 9 a.m. at Brown Cow Sweetery. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know your local business people and build lasting relationships in a professional environment. Want to be this months Business Spotlight? Bring your business card to enter! The Concealed Weapon Permit class will be conducted on Thursday evening Nov. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. at the chamber. The class will last approximately two hours. Range quali cation will take place on Saturday, Nov. 22. You will be instructed where to meet on Saturday during the Thursday evening class. You may use your own weapon or you may use the weapon we provide you during quali cation. The cost of the class is $40 which must be paid in advance. You may sign up by clicking on register online. You may pay for the class online with a credit card or stop by the chamber and pay for the class with a check or cash. Those people who sign up and do not pay in advance will not be guaranteed a seat in the class. 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 necessar y 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. Contact: Mariah Parriott Administration 863-467-6246 email@example.com Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County News New membersWelcome to our newest Main Street members: Donald LeFrancois, Diane Hagan and United Way Lee.Main Street MixersJoin Okeechobee Main Street and Rustic Style, 505 N.E. Park St., for the 10th anniversary mixer for our Accreditation on Thursday, Nov. 13. There will be an open house from 1 until 5 p.m. at Rustic Style and Cabins. Come meet and greet Highwaymen artists James Gibson and Isaac Knight. The Main Street Mixer will be from 5 to 7 p.m.FundraiserCruise 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 tickets. All proceeds go to Okeechobee Main Street.ArteVinoBridgette Waldau Studio presents ArteVino A private art studio teaching you how to paint step-by-step in a relaxed setting. Its the perfect place to get together and enjoy painting while sipping your favorite beverage. Whether you consider yourself an artist or have never painted before, Bridgette will guide you through the featured painting and at the end of the session youll go home with y our own unique painting. For more, see her w ebsite at www.bridgette-art.com) and Facebook.RemodelingHave you seen all of the current remodeling at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E.? The major work is nished, but there is still a lot of cosmetic work to be done with plants, fencing and the stone w ork for the front of the building. Most of the inside work is nished except for some pictures and sprucing up the foyer.Clays for KidsReal Life Childrens Ranch Clays for Kids Sport Shoot is looking for sponsors. The event is Saturday, Nov. 1. Shoot registration is at 2 p.m. and dinner will be held at 6 p.m. The event will be at OK Corral & Gun Club, 9449 N.E. 48th St. Sponsorship ranges from $400 $1,000. All proceeds 100 percent of the proceeds bene t Real Life Childrens Ranch. For more information, contact Darlene Mayers 863-634-4200.Humane Society/Pet RescueJoin iGive.com for free so that Humane Society Pet Rescue FL, Inc can earn money whenever you shop online. The Humane Society will also get $5 for each new supporter in October. You can support the cause to save pets lives. No purchase necessary! iGive is a free service where shopping at any of 1577 stores like Amazon, Travelocity, Overstock, and many more, means a donation to your favorite cause. To join, go online to http://www.igive.com/uF8gDXW. For more information, contact Belinda Forlifer at 863 357-1104.Celebrate My DriveThe staff at Gretchen Robertson State Farm are participating in Celebrate My Drive again this year with the high school. Anyone 14 years or older can go to celebratemydrive. com and make a safe driving commitment for Okeechobee High School. We need everyone in Okeechobee to make safe driving commitments from Oct. 15-Oct. 24. You can make a commitment once a day every day, so what are you waiting for? We are ranked 172 and need to be in the top 45 to win grant money! The more commitments we get the better chances of us winning grant money for the high school, or even better a concert for the whole community by The Band Perry.Ag VenturesAg Venture, a project of acquainting fourth graders with agriculture, is Nov. 5 and 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center and is in desperate need of volunteers. Even if you have never participated in AgVenture, you will enjoy doing so. To see the kids absolutely devour this information and the fun way it is presented, is a real blessing. If you can help, please call Diane at 863-824-6700. Okeechobee Main Street Clipboard
Moose offers bingo, dinnerOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites you to join them Thursday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. for bingo. Lunch will be available for a small fee. Friday, Oct. 24, features beef and noodles from 5 until 7 p.m. for a $7 donation. Music will be provided from 6 until 9 p.m. by Kennys Country Classic. Proceeds bene t Moose charities.R.C. ight class offeredBig Lake Hobbies is hosting a free introduction to Radio Control Flight on Friday, Oct. 24 from 7:30 until 10 p.m. at 110 SW 14th St. This class will be followed on Saturday, Oct. 25, with a hands-on chance to y a radio controlled aircraft with an instructor at the Agri-Civic Center R.C. Flying Field on S.R. 70 East from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Both classes are free and open to the public. You may attend one or both. If you would like to reserve a seat in advance, call Big Lake Hobbies at 863-357-3592.Food Day to be heldFood Day will be held Friday, Oct. 24 Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainable produced food that promotes healthier diets and food education. The Florida Department of Health, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave., will be hosting a farmers market between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.Community yard sale slatedA community yard sale, sponsored by the community action committee of Douglas Park and Deans Court Inc. will be held Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 810 N.W. 10th St. Vendor spaces are available. Fun and games for kids is all free. To make a donation, reserve a space or information call Ossie Fleming at 863-484-2350.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Sunday night bingo Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Paper Drive aids burn centersJoin us in Okeechobee as we rally for the cause and unite for the good of our children when the Okeechobee Shrine Club holds a Shrine Paper Drive to bene t the Shrine Hospitals and Burn Centers. Your Shrine membership from any Temple quali es you to take part in our event. Bring your Fez and show up between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Publix, 3551 U.S. 441 S., on Saturday, Oct. 25 ; or Friday, Oct. 31, at Walmart, 2101 S. Parrot Ave. Donations to the Shrine Hospitals for Children can also be dropped of f at Mims Veterinary Hospital, 275 S.W. 32nd St. For information, contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427; or, Dr. Randall Mims at 863763-9200.Masons serving breakfastThe Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth St., will host a breakfast with all the xings Sunday, Oct. 26 from 8 until 11 a.m. for $6 per plate. The public is welcomed and carry out is available. All proceeds go to local Mason giving.Church hosting bingoThe Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., invites the public to play bingo Monday, Oct. 27 Doors will open at 5 p.m., and bingo starts at 7 p.m. Come earl y and get your favorite seat. There will be no reserved seating. We typically have Jar-Balls galore. We provide a fun, clean, smoke-free environment. Our kitchen serves a variet y of sandwiches, soft drinks, coffee, popcorn, snacks and desserts at reasonable prices. Dennis M. Hoard, 82COLUMBUS Dennis M. Hoard died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, October 19, 2014 at his home. Born in Indianapolis, October 10, 1932, Mr. Hoard was the son of Joseph P. and Frances Balage Hoard. Mr. Hoard retired from Cummins Engine Company after 15 years of service and was formerly employed at Thompson Sporting Goods for over 25 years. He married LaRetta M. W altz, May 16, 1985. He enjoyed gardening, shing, hunting and spending time with family. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Hoard; a sister, Juanita Ferguson; step children, David Shepherd Jr. and Dawn Shepherd. Survivors include his wife; children, Steve Hoard of Ky.; Nancy (Wesley) Eastwood of Columbus; Ralph (Shannon) Hoard of Columbus; Mitchell Hoard of Key West, Fla. and Paul (Shannon) Hoard of Columbus; step children, Michael (Laura) Shepherd of Columbus; Teresa (Randy) Reeves of Columbus and Steven Shepherd of Columbus; 17 grandchildren, 19 greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandson. The funeral will be conducted at 1p.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Roy Hendershot of ciating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. W ednesday and noon to time of service Thursday. Burial will be at Flat Rock Baptist Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be sent to the Hoard family and a video tribute may be viewed at w ww.barkesweaverglick.com Shirley Lee Pope, 73OKEECHOBEE Shirley Lee Pope died October 19, 2014. She was born February 12, 1941 in Clewiston to Lee Bryan and Bessie Lenora Davis Bailey. She was a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother. Before rheumatoid arthritis took away her ability, she enjoyed cross stitch, gardening, reading and bible study. Her faith de ned the person she was. Everyone she met talked to her about life as though they had known her forever. She had great empathy for people and animals. She loved her family, her dogs, her friends and her caregivers. She had an incredibly strong spirit and fought a long ght with pain and a crippling disability with a unique strength and dignity. Mrs. Pope was preceded in death by her husband, John Donald Pope. She is survived by two daughters, Denise Wehling (Michael) of Bristol, Ga. and Donna Lee Robertson of Okeechobee; three grandchildren, Stephanie, Heather and Matthew; great granddaughter, Carly; three brothers, Lee Bryan Bailey, Jr. of Okeechobee, Lloyd Oliver Bailey of Thomasville, Ga. and George Matthew Bailey (Judy) of Crossville, Tenn.; sister, Sheila Weldon (George) of Okeechobee. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014 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. florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: Daily Local News Updates New interactive and easy to navigate format Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 22, 2014 Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emaiing o firstname.lastname@example.org. Customers may also request photos and links to onl ine guestbooks. A link to the obituaries is available at orida.newszap.com. Legion hosts Taco DayAmerican Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Taco Day on Wednesday, Oct. 22 Music by Carl Cable will be available from 3 until 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, features ve-card bingo at 1 p.m. Karaoke by Carl Cable is from 4 until 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, features spaghetti, salad, dinner roll and dessert from 4 until 7 p.m. for a $6 donation. Karaoke by Kevin is from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 is ve-card bingo at 2 p.m. Dont forget about the Halloween Costume Party on Oct. 31. All events are open to the public. Be sure to like us on Facebook. For information, call 863-763-5309.Auxiliary serving sandwichesThe Cypress Hut Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, 4701 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve a variety of sandwiches Wednesday, Oct. 22, starting at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 863-467-1154.NOPE vigil is Oct. 23The annual Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) Candlelight Vigil will be held Thursday, Oct. 23 in the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. A reception will start at 6:30 p.m., and the vigil will start at 7 p.m. For information, contact: Connie Curry at ccurry@okeesheriff. org; Frank Whiting at Frankwhiting@ymail. com; or, call the toll free number of 866-612NOPE, or 561-478-1055. Community Events Brought to you by:Lic#CAC1817236 Lic#CFC022585 863.763.6461Since 1975
By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Lady Seminoles of Pemayetv Emahakv defeated the Osceola Middle School Lady Warriors in a competitive volleyball match Monday, 25-18 and 25-20. Raeley Matthews led the Seminoles with seven aces and six kills. Aleina Micco had four aces and three kills. Krysta Burton added two service aces. The team played at West Glades Tuesday and were also victorious, 25-13, and 2515. Micco had seven kills and one service ace. Matthews had a strong overall match w ith four kills, three aces and one block. A laina Sweat chipped in with two aces and one kill and Julia Smith, and Jacee Jumpter both had two aces and one kill. Jenna Brown chipped in with three service aces. The OHS Lady Brahman bowling team lost 6-1 and the boys team fell 5-2 to Martin County on Monday. Ashley Byrd led the girls w ith a 356 series and a high game of 221. Devon Metcalf led the Lady Tigers with a 357 series and a high game of 189. Coach Carole Olney said the bowlers again got frustrated by the number of open frames and missed spares. The boys team was led by Brian Chapman with a 296 series. Admas Simmons had a high game of 160. Martin County was led by Trevor Maine with a 320 series. Angelo Boradeo had a high game of 178. On Tuesday the girls fell to Treasure Coast 7-0 while the boys squad was also shutout 7-0 by the Titans. Jessica Olney had a high game of 214 for the girls team and a twogame series of 406. Spares continued to plague the Lady Brahmans. It was a close rst game as we lost by just seven pins. It was a good match overall for the girls until the last frame in both games, Olney remarked. The boys team fell by 23 pins in the second game. Chapman had a high game of 269 and a two-game series of 419. Treasure Coast had a high game of 218. OHS volleyball improved to 11-7 with a 25-21, 25-13, and 25-17 at home Oct 14 against Lake Placid (18-7). It was senior night for the girls as Lexi Ward and Sarah Hurst were honored before the match. Lake Placid was led by Mary Bates with 20 digs and two aces. Maddie Wilson added four kills and three digs for the Lady Green Dragons. The Lady Brahman volleyball squad ended their regular season with a three-game sweep over Sebastian River on Thursday to improve to 12-7 on the season. OHS prevailed 25-19, 25-12, and 25-17. The junior varsity volleyball team defeated Sebastian River 2-0. The Brahmans lost to Lake Placid earlier this week 2-1. The Junior Varsity has a 6-4 record this year. The Yearling soccer team nished another season undefeated with a 5-1 win at Oslo on Oct. 16 Bryan Pinon had another strong match with three goals. Bobby Gomez and David Solorzano both scored one goal. Yearling nishes the season at 8-0 and win another conference championship. Enrique Luviano had a strong game in net with several saves. Coach Erick Rios praised many of his mid elders and defenders including Bryan Leal, Sebastian Chavez, Luis Colon, Zamir Duran, Allen Gonzales, Carlos Herrera and McKenzy Crum. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Walpole Feed & Supply Co. DE W O R MYO U RCA T T L ETH EEA S YWA YWI T HOU RNE WSA F E-G U A R D C a t t l e C u b e s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s B l o c k s S a f e g u a r dM o l a s s e s S t o p I n F o r D e t a i l s Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 7 Okeechobee News October 22, 2014 Lt. Stark. Heres how it works. OCSO Major Noel Stephen called this reporter from his cell phone Tuesday. However, the caller ID indicated his call was coming from the sheriffs of ce 863-763-3117 not his personal cell phone. Also, his voice was disguised and sounded much like he had been inhaling helium. This is also what happened to a local woman Monday, Oct. 20. When her phone rang at 10:12 a.m. her caller ID indicated the callers phone number was 863-763-3117. When she answered the phone, a man told her he was a deputy with the sheriff of ce and that he had some civil papers to serve. He was going to take her to court regarding payment of a loan she had taken out several years ago. The fake cop also had all of the womans personal information, including her Social Security number. OCSO Deputy Joseph Hall, a real deputy, stated in his report the woman has paperwork indicating the loan has been repaid. The woman went on to explain the fake deputy transferred her to another man whose voice sounded similar to that of the bogus cop. The second man identi ed himself as Michael Lee. He told the woman she still owed $510 and that she should give him her debit or credit card number so the matter could be resolved. Michael Lee became very persistent about her giving him those card numbers or he was going to take her to court. But she refused, and called the sheriffs of ce. Deputy Hall said he also checked and the sheriffs of ce has no civil papers regarding this woman. The sheriffs of ce will never call and notify anyone that theres an arrest warrant out for them. And, we never threaten anyone, said Lt. Stark. We dont make threats. Theres a civil process we go through. This is not the rst time someone has tried to pull this scam. In March and April there were at least nine reports led with the sheriffs of ce about a Lieutenant James Hall, who was calling local residents and telling them he had a warrant calling for their arrest. He would then demand they put a speci ed dollar amount on a Green Dot card and call him back with the card number. In those earlier incidents, the calls did not come from the sheriffs of ce. They did, however, come from an 863 area code. Deputy Hall pointed out in his report he told the woman not to give her personal information to anyone or give them an y money. I reassured her if she was to be served by the sheriffs of ce we wold send a deputy to her residence not call, stated the deputy. Lt. Stark echoed Deputy Halls statement, and went on to say if you get this type of call, hang up immediately. We would also suggest anyone getting a phone call soliciting money to notify us about the situation, offered the detective. Once again, the phone number for the sheriffs of ce is 863-763-3117. SPOOFContinued From Page 1 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs 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). Rigdon Leslie Woods, 62, S.E. 29th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 17 by Deputy Richard Varnadore on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of possession of a weapon/ammunition by a convicted felon. His bond was set at $1,000. Terry Terrill Moore, 43, N.E. 14th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 17 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him w ith the felony of robbery and the misdemeanor of battery. His bond was set at $51,500. Debra Lynn Lunt, 60, N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 17 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), and misdemeanor charges of carrying a prescription medication outside its proper container and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $7,000. Kyle Joseph Lunt, 21, S. 22nd St., Fort Pierce, was arrested Oct. 17 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $6,000. Cody Thomas Bunting, 25, S.E. 59th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 17 by Deputy Richard Varnadore on felony charges of grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawnbroker. His bond was set at $60,000. Bunting was also arrested on Alachua County warrants charging him with the felonies of grand theft-auto and criminal attempt to solicit/ conspire. He is being held without bond on those charges. Randy Dean Thomas, 54, N.E. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 18 by Deputy Kristen Gray on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone). His bond was set at $2,500. Shane Thomas Lightsey, 23, Highlands Lake Drive, Lake Placid, was arrested Oct. 19 by Of cer Ryan Holroyd on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500. Israel Morales Segura, 27, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 19 by Deputy Quinton Speed on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence, driving under the in uence with property damage, operating a motor vehicle without a valid drivers license and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. His bond was set at $750. Floyd Anderson Blake, 77, S.E. 34th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 19 by Deputy Brant Harden on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. He was released on his own recognizance. Tiffany Michelle Platt, 27, S.E. 44th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 19 by Deputy Kristen Gray on a DOC warrant charging her with the felonies of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and violation of probation possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held without bond. Justin Timothy Wood, 26, N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 20 by Of cer Aurelio Almazan on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the misdemeanor of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $1,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report
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No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing 8 Okeechobee News October 22, 2014 The First Indian Baptist Church of Brighton 20060 Reservation Road, is holding a Fall Revival from Oct. 22 through Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Look for preaching of the word and listening to and enjoying beautiful songs of praise. For transportation, call 863-3570013. For more information, call Matt Tiger at 863-261-6429. Fr. Sean Mulcahy at Sacred Heart Church will offer a series on Relationship & Emotions at 11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. and on the rst Thursday of each month. The public is invited. Each session is for one hour, for more information, please call 863-763-3727. The next meeting will be Nov. 6. The First United Methodist Woman of Okeechobee invite everyone to attend the Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at 200 N.W. Second St. You will nd a variety of great items. All proceeds will go to mission projects local, national and abroad. For more information, call 863-763-4021. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., will host a youth program for the 2014-2015 school year every Wednesday at 7 p.m. There are youth classes for pre-school through 12th grade. For more information call 8637-763-3681. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th St. The Hurting Womens Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-2548304. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite everyone to visit the Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.W. Second St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. They have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion and Christian romance, social sciences, geography and history. They also have materials for home schooling, with over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, 6 8 p.m. For further information, call Doris Entry at 863-467-1548. Churches host special programs and guest speakers
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Fifth A ve., will host a Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 24 from 5 until 8 p.m. Join them for food, fun and games. V isit the Haunted HammockCalling all Halloween revelers. Highlands Hammock cordially invites little goblins and old ghouls to attend the second annual Haunted Hammock on Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25. Younger children can play games, make a scarecrow, participate in coloring and costume contests, and walk through the Friendly Forest, a non-scare play area from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Adults and teens can explore the Haunted House and take a ride on the Terror Tram from 7 to 10 p.m. Park admission to the Haunted Hammock is $5 per person. Children 5 and under are free of charge. Terror Tram tours are an additional $2 per person for all ages.Childrens costume partyChildrens Halloween Costume Party will be held at Buckhead Ridge VFW Post and Ladies Auxiliary, 29012 State Road 78 West, on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 2 until 4 p.m. Costume prizes, bobbing for apples, pumpkin decorating games, food, drinks and treats. Bring your children out for this event. We support our local community plus veterans and families. Any questions, call 863467-2882Halloween 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 Highway., 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. This popular event features: kids games and crafts, TrickOr-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 Wildlife Center. 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 863-467-8877.Trunk or Treat hereOkeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace, invites the community to Trun k or Treat on Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. for safe fun, candy, games and a food concession.Church plans fall festivalChrist Fellowship Church will host their largest childrens 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-friendl y costumes. For information visit their web site at goChristFellowship.com/events. Halloween Happenings
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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 Some newspapers seem to take pleasure in the bad news. Not us. We do print bad news. (It IS newsworthy when things go wrong, and citizens need to know about problems.) Still, we give most of our attention to good news the kind you clip and tape to your refrigerator door. (This isnt difficult. The vast majority of what happens in our community IS good.) How are we doing? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 10 Okeechobee News October 22, 2014 By Lison A. Philor-Jonassaint MPH, RD, LDNFlorida Department of Health in Okeechobee County Its October and Food Day is coming soon! Why do we have a day to celebrate food w hen it is a necessity to life and living? Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. This year Food Day has a special focus on issues related to food justice. The Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County will join the celebration of National Food Day, by bringing awareness to food insecurity and its effects on nutrition. It has been revealed that food insecurity and being overweight are two of the biggest crises facing Americas children where 16 million are food insecure and 23 million are overweight. Being food insecure and overw eight is sometimes hard to explain where both conditions happen simultaneously in the same household. In Okeechobee, we are not immune to these calamities because locally more than 3,000 children were food insecure and 3,436 were overweight in 2012 according to Feed America and the Florida Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set (CHARTS). In recent years, high unemployment rates, higher poverty and decreased homeownerships were found to be key drivers of food insecurity. When families are faced w ith these challenges they may lack access to consistent healthy food and are left choosing less expensive, calorie-dense food. This leads to overweight children that are malnourished because they are lacking the healthy, nutrient-rich food their bodies need for growth and development. Food insecurity and being overweight can affect children in a number of ways including health and developmental issues, iron de ciency, asthma, learning dif culties, poor academic performance, lower test scores, dif culty concentrating, repeating a grade level, behavioral problems, irritability, getting along with others, and schools suspension. Local programs provide resources to reduce food insecurity and obesity, for example; the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women Infant and Children program (WIC) and the USDA Child Nutrition Programs like the School Breakfast and Lunch. These programs provide healthy food to decrease hunger and nutrition education to help families make healthy food choices and prevent obesity. The community can positively impact these crises by encouraging more participation in the school meal programs, becoming involved in the local food bank/food pantries, working with community groups to promote healthy behaviors and increase opportunities for safe physical activity. For Food Day this year, Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County will bring awareness to food insecurity and obesity and will continue supporting families with nutrition education and healthy food needs, by using evidence-based strategies to decrease obesity, and by addressing hunger issues in our county. We believe these two related issues are man-made and as a community we can address and nd common solutions for our children, our future. For more information about hunger and obesity, please call the WIC Of ce at 863-462-5795 or visit Feeding America and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) websites: www.feedingamerica.org and www.eatright.com. National Food Day puts focus on safe and healthy food supply Donations for goodie bags neededThe Okeechobee Blood Roundup is fast approaching. If you want your business to be represented in the goody bags we prepare for our blood donors, we only have until Oct. 31 for you to get the goodies to us. Whether discount slips, band-aids, mirrors, tissue packs, magnets or other advertising items, hurry and take advantage of this inexpensive way to get your business message into your customers hands. Gather any number of items, from 25 to 600, give us a call and well pick up or drop them at the Chamber of Commerce and tell them its for The Roundup. For information, call Raye at 863-4672557.
11 Okeechobee News October 22, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsSilver Nip: Okeechobees own movie starThe Gad-Fly from the Oct. 19, 1945 Okeechobee News, mentions the equine movie star, Silver Nip. According to an article in the June 5, 1952 St. Petersburg Times, Silver Nip, born on an Okeechobee ranch in 1939, starred in more than 30 movies and was a versatile actor. The gelding played a mare in The Adventures of Gallant Bess and a stallion named Wild re in The Lion and the Horse. His natural coloring was sorrel with a black mane and tail, but thanks to movie makeup, his coloration changed to black or paint or whatever the script called for as needed for the movie role. The Okeechobee native worked with Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Mickey Rooney, Lana Turner, Red Skelton and other top stars. The horses screen name changed as needed for the movies. In an Oct. 10, 1946 article in the Toledo Blade newspaper, Horse Does Stunts for Children when Joe Atkinson and the star of Gallant Bess visited the Toledo Society for Crippled Childrens Home, Mr. Atkinson told the children the horses real name was Silver Nip. The book Animals on the Screen and Radio: An Annotated Sourcebook listing for the movie Gallant Bess credits Joe Atkinson as the trainer and Silver Nip as Bess the Horse. This 1948 photo of James Millican with Gallant Bess the Wonder Horse was used to promote the movie The Adventures of Gallant Bess. The information released by the movie studio with the photo lists Joe Atkinson as the horses owner and trainer. A 1946 documentary titled The Horse With the Human Mind featured Joe Atkinson and Bess. By Marjorie B. WallaceAll weather, like all Caesars Gaul, is divided into three parts by our lunch dietary. There is salad weather, or scrambled egg weather or soup weather. This is de nitely soup weather, and I love it. According to some comments overheard, reported or addressed to me directly, there are folks in this town who wish that my gall was also divided into three parts, and that at least two of them were ushed down the drain. Thats just ducky. My business is to stir up trouble, controversy, whatever, but what people think of Okeechobee is of supreme importance. If my snide remarks and occasional favorable publicity have helped to start and swell the wave of improvement now sweeping over the town, I shall swell with pride and continue to be just as mean and aggravating as the libel laws allow. The value of a counter-irritant is established in medicine; perhaps it will be equally effective in bringing about better civic health here. So, call me the mustard plaster if you wish, but prepare to have it slapped on your own back if you need it. Speaking of backs, when is a back yard a front yard? Well, when it is on the same street with the Courthouse and there is nothing between it and State Road 8. If all of the folks who live on the south side of that street will drive slowly down the main highway and take a good look at their own back yards, they will see what I mean. Theres nothing too obviously wrong, but some paint on the outbuildings and some high plantings on the lot lines would help tremendously, in some cases. There has been some vague talk about establishing an asylum in Okeechobee County. No need for it. The Southland Hotel is batty enough or was to suit anybody. It was everybodys turn to be at bat the other day when a colony of the ying rodents was uncovered by the removal of a large sign on the front wall. What with the brooms and sticks and yelling and excitement and nally a stream of water from the roof, the opposing battery was slugged out of the box in the fth inning. Poor little beasts. But they got in the way of progress and improvement and see what happened to them! After the new paint job on the wall is dry, another sign will go up, but this time so close will be the union between the wall and the sign tha t not even a thin dime could come between them. Tom wants no more bats. Well, anyhow, not that kind. Out in California, Okeechobee is being made known to all and sundry by a horse. Silver Nip, Joe Atkinsons ne steed, whose training took place at times here in the parks, watched by open-mouthe d admirers and a few non-conformists like myself who hate to see any animal force d to do tricks, is starring in a movie. The Dunsmuir News, of that place in sunnyCalifornia-when-it-isnt-foggy, has quite a story about the lming of Star From Heaven, some portions being made in that town. Quoting here and there from the story, A highly trained horse name d Silver Nip shares honors with the actors in the picture. The equine star of the picture and three other horses are being kep t in the corral at Shirley Park. A man who gave his name as Okeechobee Joe when interviewed by telephone, said he is the owner of the horse, which came from the Everglades of Florida. A gentleman by the name of James McGowan, described in the story as a lover of ne horses, said he never saw a horse like Silver Nip. He said he had seen many intelligent and highly trained horses, but he never saw a more remarkable one in that respect than Silver Nip. Silver Nip being, as I recall, a bay I dont know anything about his nipping propensities I asked the local authorities where he got the name, and it seems he once advertised Silver Nip grapefrui t juice and just adopted the name. He wears a handsome blanket on location, donate d by the Okeechobee Rotary Club. How we do get around! From the pages of the Okeechobee News, Oct. 19, 1945THE GAD-FLY Okeechobee News: Celebrating Our CentennialThe Okeechobee News was established as a business in 1914. The rst newspaper was printed in 1915 (then known as the Okeechobee Call.) Throughout the year, the newspaper will celebrate this history by sharing stories from the past editions of Okeechobees own hometown newspaper, the Okeechobee News.
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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 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. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeDrivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 We are looking for a Quali ed Automotive Mechanic. ASE certi ed is a plus but not required Call 863-763-0564 Employment Full Time EXPERIENCED TECHNICIAN Alan Jay Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep is seeking an experienced Service Technician. Team player with excellent work ethics. Paid vacation, health insurance and 401k available. Please see David Garcia or David Bohlen. EOE / DFWP. 202 W Sugarland Hwy | Clewiston, FL 33440 863.983.4600 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 and TANKER DRIVERSLOCAL TRANSPORT POSITIONS Okeechobee Terminal$15 per hour, plus BENEFITS!Drivers must have 2 recent years of exp, valid CDL-A, and acceptable MVR. For details, call (800) 598-7866. Download application online at www.southeast milk.org Fax to: (352)307-0499 EEO & Drug Free Workplace Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Employment Full Time 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 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Join all the people who say, I sold it 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 chec k 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 o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f your area, use caution. FurnitureCIRCULAR COUCH LIKE NEW, MUTTED COLORS, PILLOWS $150.00 CALL FO R MORE INFO 772-370-9085 FOR SALE OLD ROCKER, SOFA, LOVE SEAT, BAKERS RACK AND SLOT MACHINE. CALL FOR PRICES 863-632-0392 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 12 Okeechobee News October 22, 2014 Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!
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 BULL MASTIFF PUPPIES GOOD QUALITY WELL MUSCLED, AND YORKIE PUPPIES, PARENTS ARE 3.5LBS FOR PETS ONLY CALL FOR MORE INFO 863-261-3246 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 BEAUTIFUL, Large CBS, 2BR w/eat in kitchen & new carpet throughout. Screen room. Utility room. $725 mo. includes water, lawn & garbage. 863-467-2784 EFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities & Direct TV w/all movie channels $500 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Available immediately Call 863-634-8885. FOR RENT 2B/1BA DUPLEX AND 1BD/1BA APARTMENT. 1ST MONTH AND SECURITY CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION 863-801-9119 Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK CONDO 1/1, Unfurnished. Very clean & quiet. Utilities included. $750 mo. 863-634-0663. Houses RentIN TOWN: 2 BR, 1 BA, W/D hookup. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet ok. $700 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 941-504-3954 Houses RentLarge, clean, 4bd, 2 story home, 2800sq.ft. under air (built in 2006) 2bath + on suite, double car garage, screened porch, large fenced yard, new appliances, large kitchen. REDUCED TO $1150/mo + sec. depCall: (863)467-9250 or (519)746-4844 or email@example.com 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 CITY: 2/1 Home, 1 car carport, c/air & appliances included. 310 NE 4th Ave. $700 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. required. (863)467-5965 Okeechobee -PERFECT COTTAGE HOME CLEAN & WELL KEPT 3/2 updated, 12 mile NE of town center, lawn, pest, trash, water and security included. $691.00 per month. Call M-F only. NO PETS. 863.467.9800 SEASONAL 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 TREASURE ISLAND: 4/2, Large fenced yard. No pets. $800 mo. + sec. dep. 863-634-0663. 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 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. FOR SALE 2BD/ 1.5BA HOUSE ON 100X125FT LOT $36,000.00 CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION 213-280-2080 House 1,850 sq ft, renovated, 3br 2.5 ba, Ofce/Den, 2 lrg sheds on 1 acre lot fenced in, 8480 SE 59th Dr., Off 710 hwy & (15A) $89k Call 863-610-1600 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 Clean Very Well Kept Unfurnished MH 2br1ba w/d, lawn service, NO PETS. $450/mo 1st & last & Sec Call 863-357-1732 Office Space Rent Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Houses Sale 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 $60s 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 Automobiles02 Dodge Ram 1500 auto, 165k, 6ft bed w/cap, bed liner, A/C Cruise, power everything $6,000 Call 863-467-0745 98 CAMARO REALLY SHARP V-6 5 SPEED, A/C, NICE IN AND OUT. $2,500.00 CALL FOR MORE INFO 772-370-9085 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public NoticeGROVE COMMUNITY DISTRICT FISCAL YEAR 2014/2015 REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of the Grove Community District will hold Regular Meetings in a Conference Room of the South Florida Water Management District Okeechobee Service Center located at 3800 NW 16th Boulevard, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 2:00 p.m. on the following dates: November 3, 2014 January 6, 2015 May 5, 2015 September 1, 2015 The purpose of the meetings is to conduct any business coming before the Board. Meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law. A copy of the Agenda for any of the meetings may be obtained by contacting the District Manager at (561) 630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922 ve (5) days prior to the date of the particular meeting. From time to time one or more Supervisors may participate by telephone; therefore a speaker telephone will be present at the meeting location so that Supervisors may be fully informed of the discussions taking place. Said 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 any of 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 the particular meeting. GROVE COMMUNITY DISTRICT 467813 ON 10/22/2014 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS Okeechobee County, Florida (the County) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the unincorporated area of the County, for the cost of providing any or all of the following services: drainage, road improvements, including, but not limited to roadside ditches, swales, culverts, and sidewalks, street lighting, street resurfacing, canal cleaning and canal maintenance, enhanced or substitute solid waste collection and disposal, stormwater treatment and mosquito control, commencing for the scal year beginning on October 1, 2015. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room (the Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom), at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on le at the Of ce of the County Clerk of Okeechobee County, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to proceeding or call 1-772-807-4370:1F YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770. Dated this 9thday of October, 2014. FRANK IRBY, CHAIRMAN BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA 467809 ON 10/22,29;11/5,12/2014 NOW ACCEPTING BIDS FOR LAWN MOWING/ MAINTENANCE CONTRACT For gated community (Seminole Cove) Must have own insurance and be licensed. Please direct all inquires toLarry Maynard At (863) 623-4880467750 ON 10/15,17,19,22 2014 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 472013CA000512CAAXMX ANCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, VS. ERMA JANE R. KARRH, AS TRUSTEE OF THE SAMUEL KARRH, JR. AND ERMA JANE R. KARRH REVOCABLE TRUST UNDER AGREEMENT DATED JUNE 9, 2006, UNKNOWN TENANT #1 and UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Upon Default dated October 1, 2014, and entered in Case No. 472013CA000512CAAXMX, of the CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, wherein, the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 oclock A.M., on the 12TH day of November, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment Upon Default, to wit: That certain Condominium Parcel designated as Lot 5 of Block 30 of ANCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT NO. IV, a Condominium, including a 1/118 undivided interest in and to the Common Elements thereof, all in accordance with and subject to all of the terms, provisions, conditions, rights, privileges, obligations, easements and liens of and as set forth in that certain Declaration of Condominium of ANCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT NO. IV, a Condominium and all its exhibits and attachments, as recorded in Of cial Records Book 284, pages 924 et seq., including the Supplemental Declaration of Condominium as recorded in Of cial Records Book 290, Pages 943, et seq., and all amendments thereto, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, together with all the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining. 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 at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, on October 1, 2014 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy Clerk 467612 ON 10/22,29/2014 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 Public Notice 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 13 Okeechobee News October 22, 2014with 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. 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Okeechobee, FL 34972 Carlos Alejo, M.D. Hablamos espaol Board Certied in General Surgery 14 Okeechobee News October 22, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High School has a new soccer coach and an optimistic outlook for the 2014-15 soccer season that begins next w eek. Lori Harper-Kyle replaced Sonya Smith w ho resigned after three years in the job after the team showed vast improvement and w as able to win ve matches while tying three others last season. Harper-Kyle is assisted by her husband Robert Kyle, a native of Scotland, who has considerable experience in the game of soccer. The roster includes ve seniors that should provide experience and stability on the defensive end of the eld. Harper-Kyle said she is excited to get this opportunity and she expects to eld a very disciplined team that wont make mistakes. She has 29 years of experience in teaching in the U.S. and Scotland. She took the job during a phone call with school of cials. Her husband played soccer for years in high school and as an amateur player in Scotland, the birthplace of the sport. Harper-Kyle said it is a different environment when you deal with 23 girls but she is getting accustomed to their personalities and the practice routines. We had 40 girls try out this year which is really good and we hope to eld a junior varsity team next year. We also have some girls w ho are playing fall sports ready to tryout so the outlook looks upbeat for this year, she noted. She said they hope to continue to improve and build on last years success. They have a mixture of freshmen, sophomores and juniors lling out the roster. The team will play six home matches and 10 matches on the road this year. We are going to give them a run for their money. They will have to come at us with all of their barrels, Harper-Kyle said. They know Okeechobee is an underdog when they play most of the coastal teams but they are looking forward to competing with strong teams. Her message to the girls is to have good attitudes, try their best at all times, enjoy the game and be disciplined at all times. She lived in Scotland for the past seven years and she knows about passion and excitement for a sport as soccer is the #1 sport in Europe. We hope to get support at our home matches this year, come out and support us. We hope to change the outlook here, she added. Kyle knows the fundamentals of the sport and admits he likes what he sees on the practice eld. At the same time, he doesnt know how strong the opponents will be, and that will be another factor in how many matches the team wins. Some of the girls are good and I see ability and a few have potential. It will take some time but we will have a strong defensive team, he added. He has a strong brogue from Scotland which can be hard to understand but some of the players have started to understand his instructions and have served as interpreters. A lot of the girls care and we have a good mix of players who are building for the future. I havent seen too many goals scored and not too many goals against either in practice. Some of the girls may need some con dence, he explained. Senior Hannah Raulerson will be counted on to provide leadership, toughness, and defensive skill. She has a positive outlook for this season. I think we will have a very strong team. We have a lot of new girls that know how to play their positions, she said. I think the talent is there. We have some good girls who know what they are doing. She predicted good players all across the eld for OHS this year and she predicts the team can win even more matches in 20142015. I noticed in practice some of the girls said sorry when they were going after the ball. I told them, dont say youre sorry, this is soccer, and you have to be mean and dirty -but not too dirty, Raulerson said. The rst home match will be Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. against LaBelle. Top players include Karina Diaz-Argueta, a transfer student from El Salvador, Emilse Serrano, Keirstin Bostwick, Jeri Lynn Sharpe, and Lisvett Vega. OHS girls eye 2014-15 soccer slate
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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. 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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 15 Okeechobee News October 22, 2014 Heres How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must ll each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can gure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A 15-year-old Okeechobee teen was arrested late last week after he allegedly tried to ee from deputies on a four wheel all-terrain vehicle. According to arrest reports Adoniel Martinez, N.W. Second St., was arrested Friday night, Oct. 17, after Martinez drove his four-wheeler into a ditch in the Basswood subdivision. Martinez was arrested on a felony charge of eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer and a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then released into the custody of his parents. An arrest report by Deputy Corporal Michael Hazellief, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO), indicated he tried to stop the red four-wheeler but it refused to stop. Cpl. Hazellief stated the driver of the ATV ... started to make erratic actions driving from the right to left side of the roadway, failing to stop. When Cpl. Hazellief rst saw the ATV it was approaching him without any lights around 8:30 p.m. I activated my red and blue lights to stop it as it was approaching me head on, stated the corporals report. The driver of the ATV, later identi ed as Martinez, tried to pass by Cpl. Hazellief but it went into a ditch on N.W. 32nd Drive. When the corporal turned around, he stated he saw the driver of the ATV trying to get it out of the ditch. However, the vehicle raised up on its rear wheels and the passenger fell off, stated the report. Cpl. Hazellief went on to indicate he got out of his marked patrol unit and ordered Martinez and the passenger on the ATV to stop, but the passenger took off running. The driver was still revving the engine trying to get out of the ditch, added the corporal. At that point, Cpl. Hazellief pulled his taser and ordered Martinez to stop, which he did. Martinez was handcuffed and taken into custody without further incident. OCSO Deputy Matt Crawford and his K-9 Nero were called to the scene to search for the passenger, but to no avail. The four-wheeler was then inventoried and towed from the scene. Local teen tried to ee from deputy Adoniel Martinez CCC group will meetThe Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. The special guest speakers will be Lonnie Steiert, representing Okeechobee County schools, and Sara Frahm from CASTLE. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for children and their families. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257.
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