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Sunday, October 26, 2014 75¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 129 16.01 feetLast Year: 15.46 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Complex to be tested for mold ... Page 5 Clrng Or Cti! Special to the Okeechobee NewsOHS swimmers break “ ve recordsThe Okeechobee High School Swim Team set “ ve new school records during the district competition at the Sail“ sh Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center in Stuart. Nathaniel Bean set a new record in the 500-yard freestyle. Michael Muros set a new record in the 200-yard freestyle. The relay team of Morgan Boland, Neresa Mclaren, Christina Orender and Aubrie Reister set new records for both the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay. Left to right are coach Karl Holtkamp, Bean, Mclaren, Reister, Muros, Boland, Orender and coach Stephen Neafsey. For more photos, see the link on the Okeechobee News page on Facebook. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Lake Placid man is being held without bond in the Okeechobee County Jail after he allegedly tried to run into a deputys patrol car in a truck reportedly stolen nearly a year ago. Arrested Thursday, Oct. 23, was Matthew Charles Sutton, 29, of a Breezy Road address. He was charged with the felonies of ” eeing and eluding a law enforcement of“ cer, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, criminal mischief and grand theft-auto. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of resisting a law enforcement of“ cer without violence. An arrest report by Deputy Kristen Gray, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), stated she was in a patrol vehicle being driven by OCSO Deputy Quinton Speed, who is currently in training. Deputy Grays report indicated they tried to stop a white Ford truck pulling a goosenec k trailer around 5:30 p.m. in the 900 block of U.S. 98 N. The trailer was loaded with a Case forklift. But, instead of stopping the driver of the truck „ later identi“ ed as Sutton „ began to speed up. Sutton was driving 60 mph in a 45 mph Truck driver rams deputys carSee TRUCK „ Page 2 Heavy rains bring level of the Big O above 16 feetHeavy rainfall „ as much as 8 inches in one day in some areas „ hit the Lake Okeechobee watershed last week, and water monitors are carefully monitoring the level of the Big Lake. On Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announced the y will maintain target ” ows announced Oct. 14 to the Caloosahatchee River as part o f its efforts to manage water levels at Lake Okeechobee. However, the decision will be reviewed again this week. Currently the corps is releasing water from Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee basin to the Caloosahatchee Estuary at a seven-day average of 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Water managers monitor lake levelSee LAKE „ Page 2 DOT plans road work ... Page 7 Beware of Ebola scams ... Page 9 OHS hosts college day ... Page 10 Tammi’s Top of the Lake ... Page 12

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General Surgery € Endoscopy € Minimally Invasive Surgery Hours: Monday…Friday 8 a.m.…5 p.m. € Phone: 863-357-0540 € Fax: 863-357-0546 1924 Hwy 441 N. € Okeechobee, FL 34972 Carlos Alejo, M.D. Hablamos espaol Board Certi“ed in General Surgery Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News October 26, 2014 Today: High 82F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Clear skies. Low around 60F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Extended ForecastMonday : Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High 84F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Monday Night : A mostly clear sky. Lo w 62F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday : Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 83F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday Night : A mostly clear sky. Low 64F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday : Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High near 85F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. This ” ow could be exceeded by runoff from rain that accumulates in the Caloosahatchee basin. No water has been released from Lake Okeechobee at Port Myacca. Runoff from the St. Lucie basin is released at St. Lucie Lock & Dam near Stuart (S-80) as necessary. We are working with the South Florida W ater Management District to move water to the south,Ž said Lt. Col. Tom Greco, J acksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. We will review conditions and operations early next week and make adjustments as necessary.Ž On Friday, the lake stage was 16.01 feet. It is currently in the Operational Low SubBand (but within 1 foot of Intermediate SubBand) of the corps water control plan, the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS). Under current conditions, LORS authorizes the corps to discharge 3,000 cfs to the Caloosahatchee and 1,170 cfs to the St. Lucie. However, the corps has kept the releases to one-third of what is allowed to the Caloosahatchee and has released no lake water to the St. Lucie, out of concern for the environmental conditions in the coastal estuaries. The corps and SFWMD try to keep the lake at a maximum level of 15.5 feet, which is considered safe for the dike and also environmentally bene“ cial to the lake “ sheries. Higher water levels increase pressure on the earthen dike and drown on the lake vegetation. Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) is a 143mile earthen dam that surrounds Lake Okeechobee, the heart of the KissimmeeOkeechobee-Everglades system. The original dike was constructed with gravel, rock, limestone, sand, and shell. Since 2007, the corps has made a signi“ cant investment, over $300 million, in projects designed to reduce the risk of catastrophic failure of the aging structure. As the lake level rises, the chance of a breach of the earthen Herbert Hoover Dike increases. The risk is greatest at the south end of the big lake, where the land elevations are lower. The lake level can rapidly increase if a tropical storm or hurricane hits. After Tropical Storm Faye hit the state in 2008, the level of Lake Okeechobee rose more than 2 feet in 10 days. At 16 feet, the chance of dike breach is about 5 percent, according to the Army Corps of Engineers studies. At 18 feet, the probability of dike failure is 45 percent. Should the dike reach 20 feet, a dike breach is expected. Should the dike fail, there could be catastrophic ” ooding south of the big lake, where some areas are only 11 to 12 feet above sea level. LAKEContinued From Page 1 zone, documented Deputy Gray. She went on to note there were no other vehicles on the two-lane road at the time. The deputy also stated Sutton tried to side swipe my marked unit in the 1800 block of U.S. 98 N.Ž Sutton apparently tried to hit the OCSO patrol unit a second time in the 3600 block of the highway. According to the report Sutton then began throwing things out of the truck in about the 12000 block of U.S. 98 N. While driving at speeds up to 77 mph in a 60 mph zone, Sutton began ... swerving violently from east to west,Ž stated the deputy. In the 19000 block the vehicle ran off the roadway and through a fence. Sutton then got out of the truck and took off running. Other deputies arrived on the scene, including Deputy Matt Crawford and his K-9 Nero. Nero, along with the other deputies, found Sutton halfway submerged in a canal. He was arrested without incident. Deputy Gray stated in her report the truck was reported stolen out of Palm Beach Gardens on Nov. 8, 2013. The tag on the trailer was registered to someone in LaBelle, she added. The forklift apparently was not stolen. The deputys report did not indicate what items were being thrown from the truck by Sutton. TRUCKContinued From Page 1 Matthew C. Sutton Special to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee Community Choir, in its 16th year under the direction of Sandy Perry, will begin rehearsing for the annual Christmas cantata and other seasonal selections on Sunday from 3 until 5 p.m. at Okeechobee Presbyterian, 312 N. Parrott Ave., and on Monday evenings from 6 until 8 p.m. All interested singers, both locals and our Northern friends, are invited to participate. Singers should be able to match pitch and read music a little. Rehearsals are stimulating and loads of fun! Music and rehearsal CDs will be provided for a nominal fee. Rehearsal attendance is suggested, but not mandatory. Last year, 52 singers representing 15 local churches participated. The cantata will be presented at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14. For information, call Sandy at 863-634-7714. If you love to sing, youll love singing with us! Okeechobee Community Choir needs you!

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Okeechobee Main Street recognized for 10 years of accreditationThe Main Street program is designed to improve all aspects of the downtown or central business district, producing both tangible and intangible bene“ ts. Since 1980, the National Main Street Center has been working with communities across the nation to revitalize their historic or traditional commercial areas. Okeechobee Main Street has been a truly exemplary example of a successful Main Street program. The Okeechobee Main Street program became an accredited Main Street program in November of 2004. For the past 10 years the Main Street program has celebrated our community and received a number of awards for the program and the communitys triumphs. The “ rst award was received in 2008 and has since won the recognition of an award winning program as each year Okeechobee Main Street has been the recipient of both Merit and Honor Awards by the Secretary of State. Okeechobee Main Street projects began in 2005 with the damage felt by a tumultuous hurricane season. Okeechobee Main Street replaced hurricane damaged plants in downtown and installed banners to show the resiliency of Okeechobee. The way-“ nding signs are found throughout the downtown area to assist new residents and/or visitors to important buildings. These projects have included a partnership with the extension of“ ce to plant and construct the Butter” y Garden. The Welcome to Okeechobee entrance signs were a great collaboration with local businesses and Main Street who worked together to invite visitors and passersby with style. Trash receptacles in our downtown area encouraged shop owners and customers to keep the streets clean and were representative of the care our city took to maintain an inviting downtown. Efforts to bring arts and culture to our rural area began with the “ rst mural project on the Haynes Williams building. This project established Main Street as the authority to approve “ nal design and ensure that guidelines for future murals are adhered to. The mural project has “ ve current murals and we are actively looking for artists and business owners to continue the program. The Main Street Arts and Culture committee began the art exhibits located in the Historic County Courthouse and oversees the Top of the Lake Art Fest. A future goal is to acquire a building for an Arts and Culture Center located in or near our downtown area. Okeechobee Main Street is the coordinator and facilitator for a number of festivals held throughout the year as well as the Speckled Perch parade and lighted night parade. These festivals are to invite guests outside of our community to promote Okeechobee as a place to not only visit but to reside and perhaps bring new business. The festivals are also a way to bring our neighbors and businesses together for a knowledgeable and united city and county. Okeechobee Main Street is also the birthplace for your current Chamber of Commerce. The Business Development Board was established through the Main Street directive of economic restructuring. This began the present day Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce and so Main Street like a proud parent stands behind the ideals and successes of the Chamber as a valued partner working towards Okeechobees present and future successes. The reinvestment of your Main Stree t program is valued into the hundreds of thousands. The most recent reinvestment is th e beauti“ cation of the medians on 441 South. This was a $100,000 investment that was awarded to Main Street through an FDO T grant. This is another successful collaboration with Main Street, city and local business to promote Okeechobee as a loved and growing community. This past September Okeechobee Main Street was recognized by the Secretary o f State Ken Detzner to have not only continued to meet the requirements of accreditation b y the National Trust of Historic Preservation and National Main Street but to continue to make advancements in the revitalization o f our community and to share the vitality o f our downtown with guests near and far. Okeechobee Main Street would like to thank our corporate sponsors this past year: Bank of America, Big Lake Cancer Center, OneBlood, Entegra Roof Tile, Okeechobe e the Magazine, Raulerson Hospital, Seacoas t National Bank, Syfrett Feed Co., Okeechobee VA Primary Care Outpatient Clinic, TD Bank and Walpole Inc. We look forward to the continued support of not only these outstanding community supporters but to all o f our members who believe that Okeechobe e is the place that we not only call home bu t are proud to do so. Invest in your community by investing in Main Street. Call the Main Street of“ ce at 863-357-6246 or stop by 55 S. Parrott Ave. to learn about how you can get involved and be a part of Okeechobees future. Sharie Turgeon executive director Okeechobee Main Street Headlights€ A lot of people are not aware that it is unlawful to drive in the rain with your lights off. I see it all the time. Its time that law enforcement enforce the law. If it is raining hard it is hard to see an oncoming car with t heir lights off. Our car is set to automatic to t urn the lights on rain or shine. Cops€ In the local news and the national news t his week are stories that illustrate just how dangerous it is for the cops on patrol. They never know what kind of angry or upset or c razy person they are going to run into. They put their lives on the line every day. That is s omething to keep in mind when we alloc ate funding for our police and sheriffs departments. V eterans Day€ Why do the schools close for Martin Luther King Day but not Veterans Day? I t hink everyone who did something in our past to make a or try to make a difference in the quality of life should be acknowledged ... but if wasnt for your veterans men and women who did “ ght for your freedoms for this country, where would we be? I think everyone should keep their children home on this day and sit them down and explain to them what Nov. 11 is all about since they dont teach them about it in school. Last year I asked three grade school children what day it was and they told me it was veterinarians day. € I suggest you attend one of the many school ceremonies on Veterans Day. Youll “ nd many of the citys veterans in attendance. Just because a young child cant pronounce a word, doesnt mean the schools arent covering something. € The school calendar is drawn up by a committee that includes parents, teachers and administrators. There are a lot of different factors they have to include. I believe they come up with a few options and then the teachers vote on it. At least that is how it was done last time I was involved. So, if you want input in the school calendar, volunteer for the committee. But I think the kids learn more about Veterans Day by going to school and attending programs there than they would if you cancelled school. If it was a day out of school, most parents would not bring the kids to the Veterans Day services. I would agree with the argument that they would also learn more about Martin Luther King by staying in school that day and having programs about MLK at school. Only a very small percentage of the school children are taken to MLK Day programs when they have that day off. October 26, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letter 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 Independent’s mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community’s deliberation of public issues.Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Special to the Okeechobee NewsLefto to right are Maureen Burroughs, Secretary of State Ken Detzner, Sharie Turgeon and Bridgette Waldau.

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5 Okeechobee News October 26, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Three people arrested Thursday on a variety of felony charges are now being held on bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. Absolom Henderson, Christina Santiago and Melissa Carter were all arrested Oct. 23 after a brief chase along U.S. 441 S.E. That chase ended when Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) and Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force detectives surrounded the ” eeing Ford Expedition with their vehicles and forced it to stop in the 4400 block of U.S. 441 S. Henderson, 34, S.E. 26th St., Okeechobee, was arrested on felony charges of traf“ cking in heroin, possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance (hydromorphone) with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) with intent to sell and tampering with evidence. He w as also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on a $341,000 bond. Santiago, 25, N.E. 21st St., Miami, was arrested on felony charges of traf“ cking in heroin, possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance (hydromorphone) with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) with intent to sell and tampering with evidence. She was also arrested on a misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. She is being held on a $317,000 bond. Carter, 24, S.E. 43rd St., Okeechobee, was charged with the felonies of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) without a prescription, possession of a controlled substance (hydromorphone) without a prescription, aggravated ” eeing and eluding a law enforcement of“ cer with injury or damage to property, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle on a law enforcement of“ cer and resisting a law enforcement of“ cer with violence. Her bond has been set at $50,000. The whole incident began shortly after noon while task force detectives were watching room 201 at the Travelodge Suites, 1537 U.S. 441 S.E. Henderson and Santiago had been staying in that room and had allegedly sold drugs from that room during a recent undercover operation. Henderson has sold dilaudid (hydromorphone) and oxycodone during a recent narcotics investigation,Ž stated a task force detectives arrest report. According to the report Carter drove up to the motel in a 2003 gray Ford Expedition around 12:18 p.m. She got out of the large SUV and entered room 201. A few minutes later the trio began bringing bags from the room and putting them into the Expedition. They all appeared to be in a hurry to leave,Ž stated the detective. As they pulled out to leave the motel, task force detectives moved in to block them. However, Carter reportedly forced her Expedition between two of the detectives and slightly damaged one of the OCSO vehicles. The report goes on to explain that while the trio was ” eeing west on U.S. 441 S.E. Henderson was throwing narcotics out an open window of the SUV. Later, task force detectives searched the ditch from the Oaks at Shannons Crossing, 833 U.S. 441 S.E., east to the Travelodge. That search reportedly turned up suspected powder cocaine, clear capsules “ lled with suspected heroin, oxycodone and hydromorphone tablets. The suspected heroin capsules “ eld tested positive for heroin and were identical to the heroin capsules that were purchased from Henderson and Santiago during a recent narcotics investigation on two separate occasions,Ž pointed out the detectives report. After the trio was arrested, detectives searched the Expedition and reportedl y found: hydromorphone and oxycodone tablets; suspected powder cocaine; syringes; a brown paper bag containing empty clear capsules; plastic baggies; a latex glove; and, an open package of a suspected cutting agent. The cutting agent is added to cocaine to add weight or volume for resale,Ž stated the report. The clear capsules, continued the report, are commonly used to package heroin for resale. Report: Trio held on drug, assault charges Absolom Henderson Christina Santiago Melissa Carter By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners unanimously agreed Thursday to allow the 19th Judicial District to spend $5,600 to check for mold in the judicial complex. They can have the money if they want to spend it,Ž said board chairman Frank Irby. Im not going to stop them from spending it.Ž But, that wasnt the case earlier this month when both Commissioner Irby and Commissioner Joey Hoover objected to the proposed expenditure because the county had already paid for two prior studies. They each went on to say they didnt want to spend the taxpayers money.Ž However, the money is actually being held in Court Innovative Technology Trust Fund Reserves and is there to be utilized by the court. Those funds come from fees paid to the court when a person pleads guilty, no contest or is found guilty of any felony, misdemeanor, delinquent act or criminal traf“ c offense under Florida state statute 939.185(1)(a)1. While those funds are disbursed by the county, they do not come from any county fund or account. Judge Steve Levin, the chief judge for the 19th Judicial District, had submitted a request to Okeechobee County asking them for the $5,600. The money will be used to pay Environ International Corporation, who will run a battery of tests on the countyowned judicial complex. Employees and courtroom personnel have complained about itchy and watery eyes, coughing and sneezing „ all of which, are common symptoms of mold. Commissioners Irby and Hoover objected to the expenditure at the Oct. 2 meeting because the county has already paid for two prior studies. One of those was done April 18, and the other was done Aug. 4. Both were conducted by GLE Associates of Pompano Beach at a total cost to the county of $5,380. Those tests included air sampling and checking air “ lters. The tests apparently indicated there was no problem in the building. But, those who spend their work days in the complex are still complaining about the air quality in the building. Tom Genung, court administrator for the 19th Judicial District, said he expects the new tests will be done in a month or so. It will then take a week or so for the company to tell the district what, if anything, was found. They will then provide their written conclusions. According to Environs proposed scope of work, they will: inspect common areas, of“ ces and courtrooms; inspect air handling units; inspect behind base trim and carpet of readily accessible areas; check substrates (wallboard, wood framing or studs and other porous building materials); and collect dust samples in two areas one, of which, is an area reportedly occupied by a canine. Commissioner Bryant Culpepper made a motion at the Oct. 23 meeting to disburse the funds, and it was seconded by Commissioner Margaret Garrard-Helton. But even with the unanimous vote, Commissioner Hoover said he still disagreed with the expenditure. The 19th Judicial District is comprised o f Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties. Judicial complex to be tested for mold The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in” uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). € Stacey Denise Vickers, 27, N.W. 53rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 21 by Detective Corporal Ted Van Deman on felony charges of fraudulent use of a credit card (“ ve counts) and grand theft (four counts). Her bond was set at $20,000. € Lynslee Dianna Blackman, 30, N.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 23 by Of“ cer Ryan Holroyd on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (heroin) w ithout a prescription. She was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of violation of domestic injunction, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a new legend drug. Her bond was set at $5,500. € Edward Leo Bilyeu Jr., 55, Derby Circle, High Point, N.C., was arrested Oct. 23 by Deputy Adam Baker on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with felony battery. His bond was set at $3,000. € Katherine Marie Sellers, 51, S.E. 26th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 24 by Of“ cer Ryan Holroyd on a felony charge of grand theft. Her bond was set at $2,500. € Zachary Lee Norman, 27, Jordan Loop, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 24 by Deputy Kristen Gray on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) without a prescription, and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $6,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“ rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce investigated the following reports of crimes last week. A SSAULT€ 11500 bock of U.S. 441 S.E. € 3000 block of S.E. 38th Ave.BURGLARY€ 16600 block of N.W. 284th St. € 18100 block of N.W. 282nd St. € 800 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 360 block of U.S. 441 S.E.CRIMINAL MISCHIEF€ 5200 block of S.E. 44th St. € 3300 block of S.E. 24th St. € 500 block of N.W. 27th Lane € 3600 block of S.E. 23rd Ave. € 300 block of N.E. 16th Ave. € 3100 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 3000 block of S.E. 38th Ave.FRAUD€ 1700 block of S.W. 23rd Terrace € 2800 block of U.S. 441 S. € 2500 block of U.S. 441 S. € 3900 block of S.E. 29th Court € 34900 block of N.E. Fourth Drive € 6500 block of N.E. 304th St.THEFT€ 4000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 30400 block of U.S. 441 N. € 8400 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 1600 block of S.R. 70 E. € 1700 block of S.E. 24th Blvd. € 3500 block of U.S. 441 S. € 2900 block of S.E. 47th Terrace € 16100 block of N.W. 308th St. OCSO Investigations

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Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com. A lbert AlŽ Davis, 85OKEECHOBEE „ Albert AlŽ Davis died October 24, 2014. He was born December 3, 1928 in Troy, Alabama to Manuel and Mammie Lou Davis. He w orked as a Barber for over 50 years and also enjoyed woodw orking. A resident of Okeechobee since 1996, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his daughters, Joy Badgley and Jo Ann Grantham. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Griest of Okeechobee; son, James M. Davis (Carolyn) of J acksonville; “ ve grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; three sisters, Marie Coulette of Monticello, Eloise Smith (Dan) of Plant City and Lou Davis of Massachusetts. Graveside funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, October 27, 2014 at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of ” owers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. E D U C A T I O N A L S E M I N A R S Cremation & Burial Luncheon 11AMGolden Corral Monday thru Friday TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT \ Affordable Traditional Funerals/Military Specials HOSTED BY SEAWINDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34974 863.357.7283 6 Okeechobee News October 26, 2014 Obituaries Dine with Doctor is Oct. 28Raulerson Hospital is hosting this months Dine with the Doctor in the cafeteria on Tuesday, Oct. 28 Dinner will be held at 4:30 p.m. for $5. The lecture will be held at 5 p.m. and is free. RSVP or for information, call 863-763-9228.Dinner, dancing offeredThe Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 4 until 7 p.m. for $7 per person. Reservations are not required. The Shrine Club also offers smoke-free dining. Music is provided from 5 until 8 p.m. All proceeds bene“ t Shrine charities. For information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact: Kip Gardner at 863357-0427; Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200; or, the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.CCC will meet Oct. 28The 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.IRSC planning health fairThe Indian River State College (IRSC), 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce, is hosting its free Nursing Student Health Fair Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Learn how to take care of your health in a fun and engaging way. There will be free giveaways and information about health issues for every age group. The health fair is being held at the Koblegard Student Union on the IRSC Main Campus. For information, contact Margaret Johnson at 772-462-7571; or, email mjohnson@irsc.edu.Volleyball try-outs setThe Big Lake Juniors volleyball program will hold 2014-15 club season try-outs Thursday, Oct. 30 at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St. For details, go to: www.biglakejuniors.com.Event 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. on 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. Community Events Brought to you by:Lic#CAC1817236 Lic#CFC022585 863.763.6461Since 1975 VFW announces eventsBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 open to the public for the following activities. Sunday, Oct. 26 breakfast 8:30 until 11 a.m. plus $1 bloody marys, screwdrivers and drafts and then its “ ve-card bingo at 5 p.m. Dinner on Wednesday 5 p.m. and this week the VFW is featuring Swiss steak. Thursday bingo and food at 1 p.m. Friday night dinner features steaks, pork loin, “ sh and shrimp $7-$8 donation plus live music with Private Practice from 6 until 10 p.m. Saturday nights entertainment is local favorite Phil Eddings. Come join us this week for all the fun! Proceeds bene“ t veterans programs. Call 843-467-2882.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.Sports complex meeting slatedSports Complex Okeechobee County will conduct a public meeting to discuss the development of the Sports Complex Phase I & II, on Monday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 North. The sole purpose of this meeting will be to discuss two (2) $200,000 applications for the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program Grant to help “ nance the development of the site.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 early 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 variety of sandwiches, soft drinks, coffee, popcorn, snacks and desserts at reasonable prices. WOTM hosting dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge Moose Chapter #2036 WOTM, 1012 Linda Road, invites you to join them for chicken dinner Sunday, Oct. 26 from 2 until 6 p.m. The dinner consists of barbecued chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuits all topped off with a brownie sundae for an $8 donation. Proceeds will go to Moose charities.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. Proceeds will bene“ t the Legion veterans programs. Event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.

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The Florida Department of Transportation advises motorists that road work is under way in Okeechobee County and Glades County. Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding “ nes are doubled in work zones. Travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial 511Ž from their phone to learn about traf“ c conditions on major roadways across the state. Roadwork planned this week includes the following:Okeechobee County€ SR 70 from NW/SW 4th Avenue to NE/SE 3rd Avenue: This project improves the intersection at U.S. 441. Crews are clearing the right of way and working on sub grade and drainage. Observe posted speed limits, look out for pedestrians and bicyclists, and drive with caution in the construction zone. During this project, crews will add turn lanes, widen and resurface the roadway, improve drainage, replace traf“ c signals and build curb, gutter, and sidewalk. Estimated completion is summer 2015. The contractor is Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. € SR 70 from NE 34th Avenue to Berman Road: Crews are installing silt fence to control erosion and clearing the right of way. Watch for workers close to the road. During this project, crews will expand the roadway to four lanes, construct concrete bridges, improve drainage, build curb, gutter, and sidewalk, and install guardrail, permanent signs and pavement markings. Observe posted speed limits, look out for pedestrians and bicyclists, and drive with caution. Estimated completion is summer 2017. The contractor is Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. € SR 70 east of Okeechobee/NE 34th Avenue to Williams Road/NE 48th Avenue: Crews are relocating utilities on the south side of the road. No lane closures are scheduled, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. € CR 68 (Micco Bluff) from SR 700 (U.S. 98) northerly to NW 285th Drive: Watch for daytime lane closures with ” aggers directing traf“ c and be prepared to stop as crews continue drainage work and paving. This project consists of milling and resurfacing, widening, base work, shoulder treatment, drainage improvements, box culvert extensions, guardrail and signing and pavement marking estimated completion is spring 2015. The contractor is J.W. Cheatham, LLC.€ Everglades Boulevard from U.S. 98/441 to south of SR 710, inc., SE 34th Avenue, SE 28th Street, SE 43rd Avenue, SE 26th Street and 40th Avenue): Crews will be working on shoulders and drainage during the day throughout the project. Expect periodic daytime lane closures. Be prepared to stop. Project includes resurfacing the roadway, adding paved shoulders, replacing damaged drainage pipe, upgrading guardrail and replacing mailboxes. Estimated completion is spring 2015. The contractor is J.W. Cheatham, Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 12 p.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Oct. 24TH Thurs., Oct. 30THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY”Fri., Tues., & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “THE BOOK OF LIFE”Fri., Tues., & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG PG II: “OUIJA”Fri., Tues., & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 In this age of exploitive and trashy media, were proud to be different. We believe in operating and publishing our newspaper as a public trust. Fulfilling our public trust requires that we try to bring out the best in our community and its people. We seek the highest common denominators, not the lowest. We dont engage in gutter journalism. We know we can achieve success on the high road. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 7 Okeechobee News October 26, 2014 Road WatchPrices dropped off a little from last week „ just couldnt hold that level. Lightweight calves fell $5-$10 and heavier calves over 400# were $3-$5 lower. Its still incredibly high though, and this time of year we see more clean upŽ cattle being sold. Good quality calves are still in very high demand. Slaughter cows were $3-$5 lower, mostly due to quality and bulls were $5 higher, mostly due to quality! Dennis Coulter, Avon Park, topped the calf market with a high of $5.35 bought by Scott Livestock. Cetam, LLC, Okeechobee, topped the slaughter cow market with a high of $1.21 bought by Central Beef. See ya here at the Market! Todd Okeechobee Livestock Market Report

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Special to the Okeechobee News Attorney General Pam Bondi encourages Floridians to be wary of any emergent scams related to Ebola, such as fraudulent charities, email phishing scams or alleged cures. Unfortunately, con artists will prey upon people who are vulnerable and often seek to capitalize on current events. While A ttorney General Bondis of“ ce has not received any Ebola scam-related complaints to date, at least one other state has reported Ebola-related scams. Attorney General Bondi advises consumers to report any suspicious activity to her of“ ce. Additionally, if anyone suspects that the scams involve medicine for the prevention or treatment of Ebola, those scams should also be reported to the Food and Drug Administration. Anyone can “ le a complaint with Attorney General Bondis Of“ ce by visiting MyFloridaLegal.com or by calling 1-866-9-NO-SCAM toll-free in Florida. Out-of-state individuals can call 850-4143990 to “ le a complaint. We are here to protect Floridas consumers, and just as scammers prey on consumers in the wake of a hurricane, they will exploit any situation to make a quick dollar, including Ebola-related scams. I encourage Floridians to report any possible scams to my of“ ce,Ž stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. Below are consumer tips to help avoid becoming the victim of an Ebola-related scam: € Report any advertised Ebola treatments or cures, as there are not any FDA-approved medicines of that kind on the market; € Always research a charity before donating. In Florida, contact the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Better Business Bureau; € Be on the lookout for email phishing scams, such as important Ebola update.Ž Do not open attachments or links in emails that are not familiar to you, as they may contain malware; and € Never give personal identifying information, such as a social security number or banking information, to someone who has contacted you without independently v erifying their identity and purpose for their request. If someone claims to be with your banking institution, tell them you will call them back and hang up. For more consumer protection information, visit MyFloridaLegal.com. 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The “ rst is March of Desserts on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Freshman Campus Auditorium. For a $15 advance ticket, you may eat as much dessert as you can, donated by many local bakers. The main event is March for Babies on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 8 a.m., a 3-mile walk beginning and ending in Flagler Park. For information regarding forming a team or sponsorship opportunities for March for Babies, call Laura McCall at 863763-3131. The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality, through programs of research, community services, education and advocacy. Potluck scheduled for Oct. 31A Christian Singles potluck will be held at The Gathering Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., Friday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m. For information, call Mollie at 863763-7195 or 863-763-9626.Change Medicaid plan nowIf you or your child is currently on Medicaid and assigned to a certain insurance plan or physician, you have only a few weeks left to make a change. Otherwise, you may not be able to change your plan for one year. The number to call is 877-711-3662; or, visit www.” medicaidmanagedcare.com. You should act before Oct. 31 For local assistance, call the Dr. Fred Brown Childrens Health Center at 863-763-1951 and ask for a health bene“ ts counselor.

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A nyon e ning a new Free Checking account, you must accept and open online banking, online bill payment, eStateme nt, eposited to new Free Checking account after the qualications have been met and will be reported to the IR S. s and fees. bee Branch 3261 U.S. Hwy. 441 S. an an n a d d d ma ma ma a a a a k k ke ke e k k t t t t t t he he he s s s wi wi wi w tc tc h h h h h h no no w! w! in su s re e e e d d A 10 Okeechobee News October 26, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee high school played host to 34 colleges, universities and institutes of higher learning Friday as close to 800 students attended the annual college day event in the high school gymnasium. Guidance and career counselor Katie Lawson said it was a great opportunity for students to get information one-on-one from college recruiters. She said the goal is to have kids “ nd schools that have majors and curriculums that match the students personality, their skills and their interests. She noted the most important questions for most students were cost per credit. She noted six trade schools were in attendance because for many students that is their best hope of a successful career. Ms. Lawson said in her opinion students in the past had made college decisions earlier than kids today. Most of the kids arent in that mindset now but around March itll hit them,Ž she said. Ms. Lawson said that is why she targets a lot of the junior class now so they can start thinking about careers and their future after high school. A number of students in the high school automotive vocational program recently took a tour of the Universal Technical Institute to see “ rst-hand what their program is like. Elizabeth Santelices said she plans to attend the University of Central Florida and study medicine and perhaps specialize in psychology. She said the event was great because it gets you in touch with colleges and they send you a lot of information about what is going on at their campus. I think its awesome because the colleges reach out to you in many ways and it gives you a chance to look for something that works for you,Ž she said. Her father is a doctor and she has already taken several college classes that are offered through the high school. They prepare us at an early age and we take the classes we need,Ž she said. Mariah Ruiz plans to earn a masters degree in nursing science. She is considering Keiser College in Port St. Lucie but hasnt ruled out other places. I dont care how far it is from home. It can be local or far away, it depends on their program. If its good, I want to go there because I want to be successful,Ž she said. Miss Ruiz said some of her classmates are still confused about their future but she understands that some kids need more time to make up their minds. Noe Valdez recently toured the University Technical Institute with his classmates and wants to become a mechanic. At college day he learned about aviation mechanics which he showed a lot of interest in. My concern is the growth of career “ eld and the opportunities available. You dont want to be stuck with no job and a large debt. Aviation caught my eye today and it has a higher pay grade,Ž he said. He said the tour of the college really helps because as a hands-on person, he got to see the program and what he would do if he attended that college. Victor Nunez said he is interested in civil engineering because he is good in math. He has also taken a number of calculus classes to get prepared for college. His is interested in attending Florida International University. Im getting my resume and essays turned in and I have a good shot to go there. I think taking the college courses in high school helps you not to be intimidated by the college work,Ž he said. He also wants to learn about the city and community the colleges are located in because that plays a key role in how you like the college. I feel my class has a lot of potential to go out and create a new world for ourselves. Im really excited to graduate,Ž he added. Among the schools represented were the University of Florida, Keiser College, Indian River State College, Florida State University, the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, Florida Atlantic University, Nov a Southeastern, Johnson and Wales University, Western New England University, Webber International, Radford University in Virginia, and Southeastern University in Lakeland. Trade schools included the National Aviation Academy and Universal Technical Institute. Several branches of the military were also represented. Okeechobee High School hosts college day 2014 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKim Tijerina gets information from Sergeant Cody Locklear of the United States Army at College Day. Elks BBQ bene“ ts OHS bowling teamLake Okeechobee Elks Lodge #2871 is having a chicken barbecue with the proceeds going to the OHS bowling team. You decide whether to eat in or take out. The barbecue is being held at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St, on Saturday, Nov. 1, and the chicken will be ready at noon. The dinner comes with chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad and a roll for a donation of $8. However, if you wear Okeechobee High School colors you get $1 off.

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All prices are plus tax, tag, freight and dealer fee of $699. All factory rebates are assigned to dealer. Customer must qualify for any factory rebates. Cannot be combined with other discounts/promotions. Additional discounts may be in lieu of gifts. Hurry in for our best selection. Photos used for illustration purposes only, actual vehicles may be a differe nt color. Dealer not responsible for typographical errors. Offers expire 10/31/14. WE BUY CARS! 11 Okeechobee News October 26, 2014

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TRUST.ITS MORE THAN A WORD TO US. ITS OUR WORD TO YOU.Let us earn your trust today „ call Emory Walker Company.CAC014022 OFFER EXPIRES 11/28/2014. *System rebate offers range from $300 to $1,700. See your local Lennox dealer for details. 2014 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. One offer available per quali fying purchase.(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 www.emorywalker.com SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLESEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. RECEIVE UP TO A$1,700REBATE* with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox home comfort system. OR 12 Okeechobee News October 26, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News Tammis Top of the Lake is the weekly business column that runs every Sunday highlighting local businesses all over town from agriculture to clothing shops to restaurants. Tammi Kelly is an Okeechobee native and an OHS graduate, Class of 2010. She attended Indian River State College as a English major. Mrs. Kelly started at the Okeechobee News “ ve years ago as a carrier, delivering newspapers all over Okeechobee and the south side of the big lake. After three years in the circulation department, she had the opportunity to switch to the editorial department at the newspaper. I got the job,Ž laughs Mrs. Kelly. After joining editorial, and the opportunity came up for Mrs. Kelly to write her own column about something she really loved, local businesses, she jumped at it. I was beyond overjoyed,Ž said Mrs. Kelly. Tammis Top of the Lake celebrates its “ rst anniversary on Oct. 27. Mrs. Kellys column is read all over Okeechobee and Indiantown. Restaurants included in the column are also featured in Going Out, the monthly entertainment guide which is distributed in Okeechobee, Buckhead Ridge, Belle Glade, Clewiston, Moore Haven and everywhere in between. I have people call me from Indiantown to tell me how much they enjoy reading it. Its a great feeling,Ž said Mrs. Kelly. Mrs. Kelly also is very involved with the community, not only through the paper, but she is the vice president of the Marthas House Board and a board member of the B.R.A.T. Club. She also volunteers for pretty much anything that she feels she can help at. I want to change things and the onl y way that can happen is to start with yourself. That is what I am going to do, one step at a time.Ž said Mrs. Kelly. Be sure to follow her column in the Okeechobee News every Sunday or online on her blog at http://” orida.newszap.com / topofthelake. Meet the writer of Tammis Top of the Lake By Tammi KellyOkeechobee NewsI absolutely love each and every one of Okeechobees businesses. You have no idea how hard it was to pick just a few for this one special edition of this column. € Zippys 301 S.W. Park St., has the best w ings hands down! They have a variety of menu selections with the most popular item besides w ings being the half-pound certi“ ed angus beef patty. Zippys also has specials all week long such as Kids Eat Free on Cant bring the parties to them? No worries Zippys will come to you! They can be contacted at 863-763-1399. € Tonis Chic Boutique 123 S.W. Park St., has brand new fashions and jewelry, all new inv entory and they always have a sale going on! Most new clothing and gift items are proudly made in the USA. They are always happy to help y ou “ nd the perfect out“ t for that special event. Y ou can give them a call at 863-357-8664. € Brown Cow Sweetery 103 S.W. Park St., is Okeechobees own chocolate factory. They offer so much more than just fresh-made chocolate. They have sandwiches, coffees and ice cream. If you are having a bad day and need a great pick me up, I recommend the Brown Cow Sweetery. They have everything including a great smile to share with you. They can be contacted at 863-357-3357. € Bella Rose 311 N.E. Second St., is a fullservice Christian-based spa and salon. They do everything from manicures to Swedish massages. Bella Rose has a new retail shop with many items for anyone to pick up, such as jewelry, hats or a ” at iron with an oil infuser. Bella Rose always has gift certi“ cates for any one of their wonderful services. They can be reached at 863-357-3333. In the beginning, I did different things for the end of my column like Did you know?Ž or what day was today in historyŽ and so on, and then I did recipes. They have been such a hit and were requested so often that I just decided recipes were a good “ t. So, personal favorite for the recipe of the week is:Cookies n Candy-Topped PizzaIngredients : 1 thing of (13.8 oz) refrigerated classic pizza crust, 1/3 cup hazelnut spread with cocoa, 1 roll refrigerated chocolate chip cookies, 1/2 cup candy-coated chocolate candies. Directions : 1. Heat oven to 400F. Grease 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. Press dough in pan. 2. Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave hazelnut spread uncovered on High about 30 seconds or until slightly warm; spread over pizza dough. 3. Into medium bowl, crumble cookie dough; stir in candies. Drop cookie dough mixture onto pizza dough in 1-inch clumps. 4. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until cookie dough is light golden brown. Cool 15 minutes, then cut into 4 rows by 4 rows before serving. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Tiffany Danielle PhotographyTammi Kelly is always intrested in new businesses that help Okeechobees community to grow.

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Call a PRO JONES EQUIPMENTEst. 19894558 US Hwy 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 1-888-683-7853 863-763-5342 203 SE 2nd St. Okeechobee Phone: 863-824-6770 Jeb Acuff Administrator www.grandoaks.orgLicense AL11944 588 NE 28th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-357-2888 or toll Free 877-568-3864An affordable way to advertise your business 863.763.1141300 NW Park St Okeechobee HOURS: MON-FRI 7AM 6PM SAT 7AM 5PM SUN 9AM 3PM Now Carrying Dupont Automotive Paint Master Automotive Technician Don’t Miss Out Advertise Here email: okeeadsales@newszap.com or call 763-3134 fessional mandmautobrokersinc.comM & M Auto Brokers, Inc. 3565 US Highway 441 North Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Of“ ce: (863) 763-0330 Cell: (954) 214-8877 Fax: (863) 763-0323 Mitch will work with youŽBuy Here! Pay Here! As low as $500 Down We Buy Cars For Any price, Any year, All Models! “No detail is a small detail”J. ALLEN CONTRACTING INC. 863-467-1703 863-634-6049 Qualified & Life Member MDRTEdward H. Bobbitt, CLU, ChFC, REBCLinda B. Tewksbury, CLUFinancial Services Professional New York Life Insurance Company Licensed Agent ebobbitt@ft.newyorklife.com The Company You Keep License # 11363 & 5990 chobeeproappliance@yahoo.com Franco PelaezOwnerHablamos Espaol Brian D. Finke, D.P.M.Podiatry Associates of Okeechobee, Inc 1124 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee (863) 467-6577 F D Donald DunnamOne Call Does It All Dunnams Property MAINTENANCEComplete Lawn Care Tree Trimming Power Washing Licensed/Insured County License #55 City License # 2181(863) 532-1526 (863) 763-7589 George Storey Fiberglass Pools and SpasPool and Spa Sales Rep. Cell: 772-971-0419 ichiefgeorge@yahoo.com drjoewatertreatment.com 1110 NW Park Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Of“ ce 863-763-7630 Fax 863-763-7620 14 Okeechobee News October 26, 2014 Halloween HappeningsLibrary hosts trick or treatOkeechobee Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will host trick or treating Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m. Story time will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Come dressed in y our costumes. Call 863-763-3536.Church hosts Trunk or TreatOkeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace, invites the community to Trunk or Treat on Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. for safe fun, candy, games and a food concession.Pumpkin Patch is openThe First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., annual pumpkin patch is open. Take the entire family and remember to purchase your pumpkin here as they are sold as a fundraiser for scholarships to the Youths Mission Trips. Contact Pastor Jim for information or to schedule a preschool visit 863-763-4021.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. Contact Savannah Chandler at 863-467-8877.Church plans fall festivalChrist Fellowship Church, at 701 S. Parrott Ave., will host their largest childrens outreach event of the year with a Friday, Oct. 31, Family Fall Festival from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Children are invited to wear familyfriendly costumes. For information, visit their web site at goChristFellowship.com/events.VFW hosting costume partyBig Lake VFW Post 10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., Halloween costume party will be held Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. For information, call 863-763-2308.Eagles club is hauntedCypress Hut Eagles, 4701 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a public-invited Haunted House on Saturday, Nov. 1 starting at 4 p.m. It ma y be a day after Halloween, but it will still be haunted with zombies and other friggggghhhhttttfull events. Be prepared and screams are encouraged.

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesESTATE & YARD SALE OCT. 30, 31 & NOV. 1, 8:00-3:00, 2900 SE 18TH COURT FOLLOW THE RED & WHITE SIGNS IN TREASURE ISLAND. LARGE MULTIFAMILY, ANTIQUE FOREIGN DISHWARE, COLLECTIBLES, JEWELRY, DINING & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. ALL SIZES MENS & WOMENS CLOTHING, SOME FURNITURE, LAMPS, ELECTRICAL, TOOLS, NASCAR & LOTS OF MISC. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! ServicesMOHAWK CONSTRUCTION INC. FILL SHELL, ASPHALT MILLINGS, SAND, STONE, MULCH, TOP SOIL. LARGE OR SMALL QUANTITIES DELIVERED OR PICK-UP, NEAR TOWN. JOSH 634-9486 Employment Full Time Earn Extra MoneyDeliver the YP Real Yellow Pages St. Lucie Co, Fl Area FT/PT, Daily work, get paid in 72hrs Must be 18 or older, have driver’s license and insured vehicle.• Call (800)422-1955 Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM• Or email: deliverphonebooksse@directrac.com• Or log onto www.phonebookdelivery.info Mention “St. Lucie” Help Titan America is currently seeking a CDL driver in the Okeechobee area to deliver concrete to customers. Duties include the following: Safely operating truck; load & delivery of ready mix concrete; complete pre/post trip inspections; assist with plant maintenance & cleanup; complete forms & required paperwork in timely fashion. CDL Class A or B is a must. Interested applicants must complete an online application on our website at www.titanamerica.com/careers Job Code # 2014-JP24 MECHANICS! TWO OPENINGS!JUPITER Near Pratt. Diesel pump service mechanic. Oil changes, pump rebuilds, diesel PM. 2+ years experience, valid driver’s license, drug screen and background check required. Up To $14.50/hr. DOE OKEECHOBEE Truck trailer mechanic. 1+ year experience. Lights, brakes, general repairs. Background check and drug screen required. $10 to $12/hr. Fax resume 561-471-5927 or to jobs.westpalmbeach @expresspros.com or apply on line www.expresspros.com Call 561-471-8285 for more information. Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Shop here first! The classified ads Employment Full Time 6G CERTIFIED WELDER for jack and bore work. EXPERIENCED JACK & BORE FOREMAN All work is out of town, must be able to travel. Call 772-597-5572, fax resume to 772-597-5574 or email jackbore@ onearrow.net Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Full TimeThe South Florida Water Management District is recruiting for a Storekeeper 2 position (1229BR), which is a journey-level administrative warehouse position at the Okeechobee Field Station that performs a full range of administrative and manual tasks involving but not limited to, issuing of materials, supplies and equipment used in the construction, operations and maintenance functions; receiving and placing into stock materials, supplies and equipment ordered for speci c jobs or restocking materials, supplies, and equipment returned from jobs; and maintaining a safe, neat, orderly, and clean storage area, both inside and outside of a warehouse. High School Diploma or GED and 2+ years’ experience in stores or warehouse operations. For additional information and to apply, visit www.sfwmd.gov. EOE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE Now Hiring FULL TIME MAINTENANCE OPERATOR www.cityofokeechobee.com See website for application & job description Applications also available at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Rm 100, Okeechobee, FL 34974, 863-763-3372 ext. 215. Applications accepted until Thursday, November 6, 2014. Successful candidates are required to pass a pre-employment substance screening/physical. EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP 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! Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Experienced Metal Framers and Drywall Hangers/Finishers needed for short-term project. Apply in person at 301 NW 4th Ave, Okeechobee DFWP/EOE Insurance of ce looking for a FULL-TIME CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE. No experience necessary. Bilingual a plus. Hours are M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm. Email Resume to paulrieck@ embarqmail.com or apply in person at 1500 SR 70 East, Okeechobee, FL 34972 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 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeNeeded 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. We are looking for a Quali ed Automotive Mechanic. ASE certi ed is a plus but not required Call 863-763-0564 Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds FurnitureFOR SALE OLD ROCKER, SOFA, LOVE SEAT, BAKERS RACK AND SLOT MACHINE. CALL FOR PRICES 863-632-0392 Pets/Supplies3 female Boston Terriors. Asking $400 each will be ready to go after 10/30/14 for info call 863-458-2514 BULL MASTIFF PUPPIES GOOD QUALIT Y WELL MUSCLED, AND YORKIE PUPPIES, PARENTS ARE 3.5LBS FO R PETS ONLY CALL FO R 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 gobucs13@aol.com www. oridalicense plates.com Apartments2/1, BUCKHEAD RIDGE: Deck overlooking the water. C/Air, Nice & Clean. Garbage, Water & Lawn maintenance included. $550 mo. $300 sec. (772)284-5512 BEAUTIFUL, Large CBS, 2BR w/eat in kitchen & new carpet throughout. Screen room. Utility room. $725 mo. includes water, lawn & garbage. 863-467-2784 15 Okeechobee News October 26, 2014

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ApartmentsEFFICIENCY 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 FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appt. Commercial Property4,800 sq ft CBS w/ 2br 1ba Loft apt, Lrg garg doors, secure fenced yard. Live in or rent apt. Off of hwy 70 $1,700/mo (561)346-4692 Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK CONDO 1/1, Unfurnished. Very clean & quiet. Utilities included. $750 mo. 863-634-0663. Houses RentBASSWOOD custom 4br/2ba, 1 car garage, split plan, dishwasher, W & D Hookup. $1175 mo. (561) 307-2502. BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2BD/2BA, GREAT CONDITION, GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD, CITY WATER & SEWER. $550.00/MO. 1ST AND LAST, NO BIG DOGS. CALL STEVE 863-801-1739 IN TOWN: 2 BR, 1 BA, W/D, water, & Lawn Service included. Non Smoking. Small pet ok. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 941-504-3954 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 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 Month Free“Next to Court House” Commercial Space 500, 1000, 1300 SF. 863-467-0651 Commercial Property SaleM/H & RV Park on 3 acres (9 rentals & 2 homes). $180K. Property off Hwy 70. Selling due to health issues. Make offer! Call 561-346-4692. Houses SaleHouse 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 Waterfront PropertyWATERFRONT TREASURE ISLAND, CORNER LOT, 1/3 ACRE, 2/2, DWMH, VERY PRIVATE, SEPARATE (2) ROOM WORK SHOP, COVERED RV PARKING, SCREEN PORCH, FENCED YARD $60,000.00 863-801-4220 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appt. Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Office Space Rent Mobile HomeSaleMOBILE HOME 60FT LONG, 2BD/2BA, FAMILY & LAUNDRY ROOM, NEW ROOF, 10YR LIFETIME WARRANTY. CALL FOR MORE INFO. 863-801-3849 LOCATED AT JIMS PARK PLACE. NICE 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 Plant City!! $5K Home replacement. Over 22 models to viewFree factory tours! New Velocity home. $67,903 includes delivery, set up & A/C. 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 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Automobiles02’ Dodge Ram 1500 auto, 165k, 6ft bed w/cap, bed liner, A/C Cruise, power everything $6,000 Call 863-467-0745 1988 TOYOTA MR2 SUPERCHARGE. COLLECTIBLE, MFG IN NORTH CAROLINA, ALL ORIGINAL, 5 SPEED, AC, SKY ROOF, 2 BOOM BOXES, MANY EXTRAS $16,999. 863-484-0642 OR 863-447-3367 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public NoticeNotice of Meeting Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 3:30 P.M. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, located at the 1728 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact the Planning and Development Department, 1700 N.W. 9th Ave., Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; (863) 763-5548. All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial record of the Department. Faye Huffman, Secretary to Construction Industry Licensing Board Okeechobee County Independent Inspections, Ltd. 467921 ON 10/26/2014 NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida will hold a public hearing on November 6, 2014, at 9:00 am, in the Okeechobee County Courthouse, County Commission Chambers located at 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving comments in consideration that Okeechobee County is declaring certain residential real property owned by the County is appropriate for use as affordable housing. A copy of this Notice will be available for public inspection at the County Commission of ce, Room 123, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida each week day, Monday through Friday, except holidays between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, he will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Frank Irby, Chairman Board of County Commissioners Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida 467875 ON 10/26/2014 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 47-2013-DR-649 Division: Family Felipa Lopez, Petitioner and Hilario Hernandez Avellaneda Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Hilario Hernandez Avellaneda Last Known Address: A.C.C.C. PO Box 1600 Washington, MS 39190 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Divorce has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Felipa Lopez whose address is 833 US 441 #907, Okeechobee, FL 34974 on or before 11-12-2014, and le the original with the clerk of this Court at 312 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s of ce noti ed of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s of ce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.DATED: 10-7-2014 SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ April Hof Deputy Clerk I, Lydia Almodovar, a nonlawyer, located at 1804 NW 7th Ave., Okeechobee, FL, 863-357-6820 helped Felipa Lopez who is the petitioner, ll out this form. 467683 ON 10/12,19,26;11/2/2014 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News October 26, 2014ACROSS 1 With 66-Across, 1967 Petula Clark hit, and a hint to the three longest puzzle answers 7 Address book no. 1 0 Bal. sheet expert 1 3 Lure 1 4 Gas station machine 1 5 Amtrak and B&O, e.g. 1 6 Readied for new paint 1 7 Thing left out 1 9 __ Paulo, Brazil 2 0 Web surfing devices 2 2 Baseballs Rose 2 3 1927 soft-shoe classic 2 6 Body sci. 2 7 Charlotte and Norma 2 8 Swear to be true 3 1 Singer Ives 3 2 Suitable 3 5 1971 Janis Joplin chart-topper 4 0 __ diem 4 1 Morning brew 4 2 Excellent 4 3 Pretty WomanŽ co-star Richard 4 4 Med. plan options 4 7 1972 Billy Paul #1 hit 5 2 The Thin ManŽ dog 5 3 Andre of tennis 5 4 Fall back, as a tide 5 7 On the floor above 5 9 Johannesburg section 6 1 Coloring agent 6 2 Pledges exchanged at the altar 6 3 Im a __, not a dividerŽ: Bush 6 4 Spanish thatŽ 6 5 Guidance counselors deg. 6 6 See 1-Across DOWN 1 Recipe amts. 2 Wife of Zeus 3 Pound the pavementŽ or break the iceŽ 4 Addition result 5 ONeills The __ ComethŽ 6 Red RocksŽ resort near Flagstaff 7 Upside-down puppys massage 8 Diplomatic representative 9 Hi-fi spinners 10 Sobbed 11 Prefix with plasm 12 Good __: fixed 14 Ode, for one 18 Health resorts 21 Banned bug killer 24 Make, as money 25 Ships wheel 28 Current unit 29 Gesture from a winner 30 Corn serving 31 Finance majors deg. 32 In times past 33 Calligraphy tool 34 Golf ball raiser 36 Spun 9-Down at a party, say 37 Some tavern workers 38 Crowd with foliage 39 24 cans of beer, e.g. 43 Annoying bug 44 Nightwear, briefly 45 Death-feigning critter 46 Like some dips 47 Bea Arthur title role 48 Cable sports awards 49 On a freighter 50 Smart-alecky talk 51 Deal with 55 Bingo call 56 Bjorn with five Wimbledon wins 58 Goal 60 Green Bays st. By Jerry Edelstein (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC07/07/1407/07/14ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewisxwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle

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Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2014 Okeechobee County Community Guide S Big Lake Eye Care A Quick Reference Guide for New and Longtime Residents 2014-2015 Okeechobee County School Information Guide Featuring 763-3937 Big Lake Eye CareSupplement to the Okeechobee NewsAugust 13, 2014 See our Dad’s ad on page 3 18 Okeechobee News October 26, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewChamber Business of the Year awardsAbove: (left to right) Okeechobee Mayor James Kirk, Mark Bragel, Paulette Bragel, Chamber executive director Antoinette Rodriguez and Chamber president Terry Burroughs. The Chamber has named Mark and Paulette Bragel with the Brown Cow Sweetery as winners of the 2014 Gross Income of $1 million or less award. Right: (left to right) Okeechobee Mayor James Kirk, Frank Decarlo, Chamber executive director Antoinette Rodriguez and Chamber president Terry Burroughs. Frank DeCarlo with American Drilling Services Inc. was named winner of the 2014 Gross Income of $1 Million or more. Below/Right: (Left to right) WM district manager Tony Bishop, Chamber executive eirector Antoinette Rodriguez, public relations director Teresa Chandler, Okeechobee Mayor James Kirk, Councilman Dowling Watford, Councilman Mike OConnor, Jeff Sabin and Chamber president Terry Burroughs. In our National/Corporate category winner for 2014 was Waste Management, Okeechobee Land“ ll. Congratulations to YMS soccerThe Yearling Middle School would like to congratulate the soccer team and coach Rios on a fantastic season! The team was undefeated for the 2014 soccer season. Pictured are Carlos Herrera, Jonathan Martinez, Adrian Guerrero, Zamir Duran, Christian Hernandez, Isidro Gomez, Bryan Pinon, David Solorzano, Allen Gonzalez, Enrique Luviano, Sebastian Chavez, Bryan Leal, Adolfo Ponce, Luis Colon, Antonio Vega, Gabriel Nunez, Cristian Isidro and MacKenzie Crum. Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMS OHS will honor veteransOkeechobee High School will have their Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11. During this ceremony a slide show will be presented that recognizes all known Okeechobee High School graduates that have served in any branch of the armed forces, active or reserve. The high school is requesting that anyone that graduated from OHS and served in the military, to submit their name, the branch in which they served, a picture (preferably in uniform) and the year they graduated from OHS. These submissions can be emailed to Jim Lozano at ohsnews3@gmail. com; or, they can be delivered to the high school.

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19 Okeechobee News October 26, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee won an offensive shootout w ith Clewiston 36-30 in junior varsity football to win their home “ nale Thursday night at Brahman Stadium. Turnovers and big plays were the staple of this football game as the lead changed hands and both teams played hard and “ lled w ith emotion. Janavious Futch ran for touchdown runs of 65 and 42 yards and threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Demetrius Clark for Okeechobee. Darkevious Moreland scored on a 51-yard touchdown run, and Jessie Mond recovered a fumble in the end zone to score a Brahman touchdown. Alquonne Brown hit Jadan Thompson w ith a 40-yard touchdown pass, Jeremiah Boyd returned a fumble 88 yards for a score, and Markevious Terry scored two touchdowns on runs of 1 yard and 15 yards to lead Clewiston (5-2). Colt Flynn added a 25-yard “ eld goal for the Tigers. It was a hard-hitting and emotional game for both teams. After the game it appeared referees and the Clewiston team got into a shouting match that spilled over to disrupt the handshakes between the Tigers and Brahman players, both teams had to be separated without further incident. Futch said it felt great to get the win. It feels good. I thought I threw a good touchdown pass even though I got hit. I dont know what Clewiston was thinking but they went home with an L,Ž he said. Mond said the team really wanted to win their last two games versus Vero Beach and Clewiston that had beaten them early in the season. This is what weve been waiting on and we knocked them both out back-to-back. These were the two games we wanted,Ž he added. Okeechobee secured another winning season for junior varsity football with the win and improved to 6-2. Mond was a part of a key play in the ball game. With Okeechobee clinging to a 2827 lead late in the third quarter, Andravious Stallworth forced a fumble at the goal line and Mond fell on it in the end zone to help Okeechobee take a nine-point lead. I lined up at linebacker and me and Stallworth saw something, but went to the same spot and I saw the ball on the ground and picked it up. I didnt know it was in the end zone but it still felt great,Ž he added. Offensive linemen Nolan Carpenter said the offensive line blocked well throughout the game and played through some adversity as Okeechobee led early 14-0, only to see Clewiston score 20 straight points. You have to keep your mind calm and play throughout the game. I love the big plays tonight because that means the line knows their doing something and helping out. This win feels really good,Ž he said. Junior Brahmans slip by Clewiston, 36-30 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJanavious Futch (facing, with ball) slips through a hole on his way to a long touchdown run of 65 yards during Okeechobees win over Clewiston Thursday.

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