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Okeechobee news
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Friday, July 20, 2018 50¢ plus tax V ol. 109 No. 86 By Richard MarionOkeechobee News The Okeechobee County Cattlemens Association (OCCA) will host the 13th annual Day of the Cowboy Ranch Rodeo on July 21 at the OCCA arena, off U.S. 441, across from Raulerson Hospital. Admission is free. Free ranch rodeo to honor annual Day of the Cowboy By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News A question about the discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the east and west highlighted the Florida Democratic debate held Wednesday. Democratic candidates for Florida governor include Chris King, Andrew Gillum, Jeff Green, Philip Levine and Gwen Graham. Chris King put the blame for the lake discharges on the sugar industry which he described as the industry that has had a vice grip on environmental policy throughout the state of Florida.Ž We have got to build a water treatment reservoir and storage facility south of the lake,Ž he said. Weve got to do it fast ... Our estuaries on the east and west side of the state are hurting.Ž The “rst thing youll get from me is a governor who actually believes in science,Ž said Andrew Gillum. When Im elected governor, were going to work with the sugar industry to re-establish the southern ”ow of water into the Everglades, before we kill off that very valuable system in this state,Ž he said. Were also going to have to have some tough conversations with communities north of Lake Okeechobee around the kind of development thats happening north of the lake. Those local governments, too many of them are too eager to bring in any development at any cost. Those nitrate levels are ”owing into Governor hopefuls questioned about lake discharges Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenIn a ranch rodeo, teams from area ranches compete in events that showcase the skills they use every day on the ranch. Instead of special rodeo gear, bronc riding is done using a regular western saddle. 14.41 feetLast Year: 12.60 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. When will algae bloom end? ... Page 4 Lake watershed meeting set ... Page 2 Meet the All Stars ... Page 3 Summer heat can kill kids or pets left in car ... Page 8 Source: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Purchase of trailer turns out to be a scam ... Page 17 See RODEO „ Page 5 See GOVERNOR „ Page 5

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2 Okeechobee News July 20, 2018 208 NORTHEAST THIRD STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972863.763.3909TenniswoodDental.comThe doctors at Tenniswood Dental Associates have been creating beautiful smiles for over 55 years. Mark J. Tenniswood, D.M.D. Jenna Tenniswood Bryan, D.M.D. Clifford E. Bryan IV, D.M.D.NOW OPEN Wednesdays and every 1st & 3rd Saturdays along with our normal hoursAccepting New Patients Family-Owned & Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 € Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech & Out-Patient erapy € Long-Term Nursing Care Available 24/7 € Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing € Delicious Meals € Fun & Stimulating Activities Five-Star Rated We Love to Care! Okeechobee Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226 Recognized as one of Americas top surgeons105 NE 19th Drive • Okeechobee, FL 34972 863.623.4486 (voice) 863.623.4487 (fax) www.sainnovalsurgical.com Today: Partly to mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 92F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: A few clouds. Low 73F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastSaturday: Cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 73F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy late. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 73F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a series of public meetings for the Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP). The public meetings scheduled from 6-8 p.m.: € Tuesday, July 31, Lee County Mosquito and Hyacinth Control Districts, 15191 Homestead Road, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971; € Wednesday, Aug. 1, Indian River State College, Wolf High-Technology Center, 2400 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997; € Thursday, Aug. 2, Indian River State College, Williamson Conference and Education Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Avenue, Okeechobee. The Corps proposes an above-ground wetland attenuation feature (WAF) and several aquifer storage & recovery (ASR) wells in an area north of the lake. The proposed plan also calls for restoration of 5,300 acres of wetlands in the area. The draft document was released for review on July 6, 2018. This plan provides additional ”exibility for managing water north of the lake in a manner consistent with Everglades restoration goals,Ž said Lisa Aley, Planning Technical Lead for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project. We hope that people join us for the public meetings, and look forward to hearing from people living and working in the area on this proposed plan.Ž The Draft LOWRP Integrated PIR/EIS document is available at: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOWRP/. The Corps will accept public comment through Aug. 20. Those interested in submitting comments may do so electronically at OkeechobeeWatershedRestoration@usace.army.mil. Written comments can be mailed to: Dr. Gretchen Ehlinger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019. The LOWRP study began during the summer of 2016 with a goal to identify opportunities to improve the water storage capacity in the Lake Okeechobee watershed in a manner that would improve lake stage levels for environmental and water supply purposes while reducing undesirable discharges to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries, and restoring wetlands along Kissimmee River. W etlands project planned north of lake Special to the Okeechobee News Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties will hold their annual Bowl for Kids Sake event on Saturday, Sept. 22, in Port St. Lucie. This event hopes to raise over $50,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters programs, which provides one-to-one mentoring, reading assistance and helps Power BIG FuturesŽ for the kids in our community. The 2018 theme, Cheers to Thirty-YearsŽ will be honoring the events 30th year of continuous growth in building relationships that change the lives of children in the community. Bowl for Kids Sake will take place at SuperPlay USA (1600 N.W. Courtyard Cir., Port St. Lucie), with session times at 9 a.m. (sold out), 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. There are plenty of opportunities for bowling, fun and games at Bowl for Kids Sake. Nearly 1,000 bowlers and community supporters are expected to join the fun and help a great cause. You dont have to be a great bowler to join the celebration, its all about the kids and raising funds to support the mentoring programs offered through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Big Brother Big Sisters is a non-pro“t organization whose mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. If youd like more information, please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at 772-4668535 option 3, or sign up via the link on their website at www.bbbsbigs.org/events. Bowl for Kids Sake helps Big Brothers Big Sisters Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Indian River State College team participated in the 2017 Bowl for Kids Sake event. Suicide awareness group has regular meetingsA support group for parents whose children have attempted suicide and for parents whose children have taken their own lives meets on the last Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Church of God, 912 N.W. Park St. Everyone is welcome.

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July 20, 2018 Okeechobee News 3 Special to the Okeechobee News BELLE GLADE „ A new barbering program is about to get underway on Palm Beach State Colleges Belle Glade campus, and the timing couldnt be better. With many licensed barbers nearing retirement age, and millennial males clamoring for the latest hair and beard styles, the demand for new barbers is growing fast. PBSCs Barbering program launches Aug. 23, and space is still available in the evening program. Those interested may attend an information session on Tuesday, July 31, from 4-6 p.m. at the TEC Building Patio on the Belle Glade campus, 1977 College Drive. Prospective students may also visit www. palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Trades-BG for program details or call 561-993-1175. We are so excited to bring this new opportunity to the Glades,Ž said Dr. Gloria McAllister, program director for Postsecondary Adult Vocational certi“cate programs on the Belle Glade campus. There will be many job opportunities for our barbering graduates to work in existing businesses or to start their own shops.Ž In fact, local barbers concerned over the lack of new talent asked PBSC to start the program. The Belle Glade campus already had Cosmetology, Facial Specialty, and Nail Technician programs housed in a brand new salon environment. With this fully equipped facility in place, the barbering program took shape. This program is great for men and women, and we have both genders enrolling in the program,Ž McAllister said. More and more shops are unisex, and both groups need to have knowledge of the full range of services. By adding barbering to our existing cosmetology offering, we can prepare professionals for all clientele.Ž In the 20-month program, students gain expertise in hair cutting and styling, beard and mustache trimming, shaving and skin care services, and hair coloring and chemical processes (hair relaxing and permanent waving), as well as barbershop management. As a public institution, PBSCs low tuition rate saves in-state students thousands of dollars over private schools. In addition, “nancial aid is available. Program graduates are eligible to apply for their Florida Barber License and sit for the required licensing exam. Upon passing the exam, graduates will become licensed barbers, quali“ed to perform all barbering services in Florida. I really want to expand my career choices, said Judi Austin, who recently enrolled. The barbering program will give me that opportunity. I cant wait for classes to begin.Ž Serving 49,000 students annually, Palm Beach State College is the largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County, providing bachelors degrees, associate degrees, professional certi“cates, career training and lifelong learning. Established in 1933 as Floridas “rst public community college, Palm Beach State offers more than 130 programs of study at locations in Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves. Barbering program puts PBSC a cut and shave above By Richard MarionOkeechobee News The eight and under Okeechobee AllStars placed second in the state tournament that took place from June 29 through July 4 and earned their spot in the 2018 Dixie Youth World Series. The team will be making the trip from Okeechobee to Lumberton, N.C. on July 27 to represent Florida in the tournament. This is the second in a series of four articles that Okeechobee News will publish leading up to the World Series which introduces the players that make up the Okeechobee 8U All-Stars. € Matthew Beville is 8 years old and in third grade at North Elementary. Hes the catcher for the 8U All-Stars and says his favorite part of baseball is being able to make plays and hang out with his friends. His favorite MLB teams are the Miami Marlins and New York Yankees with his favorite players being Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge. € EJ McQueen is 9 years old and will be starting fourth grade at South Elementary next month. Hes plays in right-center “eld and loves batting and the excitement of working hard and getting better. Hed like to be a MLB player when he grows up and his favorite superhero is Batman. €Izaak Alaniz is an 8 year old third grader who attends North Elementary. Hes an out“elder for the 8U All-Stars and says that the experience of playing in the state tournament was awesome. His favorite superhero is the Flash and although he doesnt have a favorite MLB team or player, he wants to be a professional baseball player when he grows up. This series will continue in Sundays paper with three more players from the Okeechobee 8U All-Stars. If you see a few of the players around town raising funds to pay for their trip to the World Series, be sure to wish them luck as they go on to represent both Okeechobee and Florida. The Okeechobee 8U All-Stars are hosting a BBQ fundraiser on July 20. Each dinner costs $10 and includes pulled pork, baked beans, green beans, cookie and a roll. You can drop by the softball “elds located at 950 NW 23rd Lane between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to order a dinner and help the team pay for the cost of traveling to the World Series. Meet the 8U Okeechobee All-Stars headed to the World Series Special to the Okeechobee NewsEJ McQueen plays in right-center “eld for the Okeechobee 8U All-Stars. His favorite MLB team is the Chicago Cubs. Special to the Okeechobee NewsIzaak Alaniz is an out“elder for the Okeechobee 8U All-Stars and is in third grade. Special to the Okeechobee NewsMatthew Beville is the catcher for the Okeechobee 8U All-Stars. He wants to be a catcher in the MLB when he grows up and his favorite superheroes are his mom and the Hulk. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThis is PBSCs Belle Glade campus salon.

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July 20, 2018 4 OPINION Okeechobee News 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. By Dr. Karl HavensFlorida Sea Grant director Since early June, massive blooms of bluegreen algae, or cyanobacteria, have formed at the surface and in the water column of Lake Okeechobee, and the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers and estuaries. These ecosystems are connected by a series of canals, and when water in the lake rises to a high level, it is discharged to the estuaries. Large amounts of rainfall from Hurricane Irma, and an abnormally wet spring in 2018 have likely moved high concentrations of water and algae-fueling nitrogen and phosphorus into those ecosystems. The watersheds of all three ecosystems contain large sources of nutrients due to historical and current land uses, including agriculture and septic systems. When runoff does happen, water from all three places has the potential to fuel blooms. In Lake Okeechobee, Hurricane Irma may have also stirred up lake-bottom sediments, introducing even more phosphorus into the water. Once the long, sunny days of summer began, the water heated up, allowing blooms to form on a large scale. Scientists are not certain when the blooms will end. Since sunlight is an essential ingredient for blooms of this scale, the bloom can be long-lasting unless disrupted by multiple days of cloudy weather, a tropical storm, or colder weather in the late fall. Blooms have also been reported in multiple locations in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers and estuaries, raising concerns about negative impacts to the regional water-dependent economies, as well as human health effects of contact with the water. The composition of the blooms has not been documented at every location. According to Barry Rosen, a biologist with the United States Geological Survey, the toxin-producing species Microcystis aeruginosa and Microcystis viridis are dominant at some locations in the lake and also at a location where a sample was taken from the Caloosahatchee River. Both of the Microcystis species have the potential to form blooms. Are water discharges from Lake Okeechobee to blame for the blooms in the rivers and estuaries? Finding the same kind of blue-green algae dominating the blooms in the lake and in one of the estuaries neither con“rms nor negates a physical connection. Microcystis is a common bloom-former in lakes across the United States, Europe and Asia. Therefore, based on this data alone, we cannot say that the lake seeded the estuaries with a bloom. On average, 60 percent of the total fresh water going into both the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries originates from the local watersheds, and 40 percent originates from Lake Okeechobee. The long-term average percentages for nutrient inputs are about the same. The percentages at any given time can, of course, differ. For example if lake water is discharged during a time when there is no local watershed runoff, the lake contribution of fresh water and nutrients will be much higher than those of the local watersheds. Normally, a drop in estuary salinity shortly after lake discharges begin is a sign that Lake Okeechobee is affecting the estuaries. In 2018, the relationship is more complicated, and the lake discharges may not be de“nitively connected to blooms, particularly in the St. Lucie Estuary. When heavy rainfall fell over the St. Lucie watershed, the salinity dropped to zero before discharges of water from the lake began. On the other hand, lake discharges may have contributed substantially to a drop in salinity and nutrient inputs to the Caloosahatchee. Actually since the rivers and estuaries are nutrient-rich, and low salinity is needed to allow blooms of the aforementioned species of blue-green algae, conditions supportive of blooms existed in both estuaries before lake discharges began. The solution to the algal bloom problem is to clean up the nutrient sources north of Lake Okeechobee and in the land around the two estuaries. Control of dispersed sources o f nutrients in those watersheds will be a huge challenge and while projects are underway by the state to accomplish them, it could take decades before substantive results are seen. Karl Havens has 35 years experience in aquatic research, education and outreach, and has worked with Florida aquatic ecosystems and the use of objective science in their management for the past 23 years. His area of research specialty is the response of aquatic ecosystems to natural and human-caused stressors, including hurricanes, drought, climate change, eutrophication, invasive species and toxic materials. He is a recipient of the Edward Deevey, Jr. Award from the Florida Lake Management Society for his research dealing with Florida lake ecosystems. Watching and waiting ... when will algae blooms end? Algae€ Blue-green algae was reported in C-25 canal in St. Lucie County. Its not connected to the lake. The coastal media cant pin this one on Lake Okeechobee. That doesnt mean they wont try.Ž -K. BookerTeacher of the year€ Congratulations to Joy Prescott, Florida Teacher of the Year!Ž -Anonymous € Our local celebrity! Congratulations!Ž Rose TinerinaWatershed ”ows€ So who is forward thinking enough to restore the water drainage and “ltration system that Mother Nature created before the Army Core got their hands on the system?Ž -Glenn Schmidt € Theres too much development and too many people living in the way. Theres also roads in the way and the feds dont seem to want the water even if it meets their 10 parts per billion (PPB) requirement for phosphorus, The natural glades ecosystem was never intended to or capable of “ltering out the high levels of nutrients we have these days.Ž Justin Russell Speak OutSpeak Out comments can be shared in several ways. Comments on local issues are welcome on the newspapers website at okeechobeenews.net, in the comments section following each article. Or, you can mail or drop off written, anonymous or signed opinions at the Okeechobee News of“ce, 107 S.W. 17th St. Suite D., Okeechobee, FL 34974; or, email anonymous or signed Speak Out comments to Okeenews@ newszap.com. Thanks for participating in our discussion of local issues! Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are regularly scheduled in the Okeechobee: € Monday through Friday: noon open meetings at First United Methodist Church. 200 N.W. Second St.; € Monday, 6:30 a.m., closed meeting at Okeechobee Christian Church 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace (Wolff Road); € Monday at 6:30 p.m. open meeting at, Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott; € Tuesday at 8 p.m. closed discussion meeting at Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. € Wednesday at 8 p.m. closed mens meeting at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St.; and, € Wednesday, at 7 p.m., a speakers meeting at Detox of South Florida, 608 N.E. Second Ave.; € Thursday, noon, closed Step Study, at Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. € Thursday at 6 p.m., open womens meeting at Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. € Thursday at 8 p.m., Big Book meeting at Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St.; € Friday at 8 p.m., speaker meeting at Church of Our Saviour 200 N.W. Third St.; € Saturdayat 7:30p.m., closedmeeting atOkeechobeePresbyterianChurch, 312N. Parrott; € Sunday at 7:30 p.m., open meeting, Step Study, at Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. AA meetings held regularly in Okeechobee County

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5 Okeechobee News July 20, 2018 our groundwater, corroding the system and resulting the kind of degradation of our environment that we see today,Ž he said. Jeff Green said he had the opportunity to visit Lake Okeechobee in person and claimed it was worse in person than it is on television. Its disgusting,Ž he said. We already have reservoir land south of the lake. The only problem is that our government has not funded the plumbing to push the water into that reservoir, so instead we push it to the estuaries,Ž he said. We have to clean up the lake,Ž he said. He said the water quality problems are coming from septic systems, big sugar and development.Ž We have a short-term solution and a long-term solution,Ž said Philip Levine. He said the short term solution is to make sure the water management boards are no longer “lled with Rick Scott cronies.Ž We need to begin monitoring this water,Ž he said, adding that Rick Scotts administration cut back funding to the Department of Environmental Protection. We need to regulate the amount of nutrients that are going into that lake,Ž he said. We have to deal with septic tanks. We have to deal with nutrient runoff. We have to make sure we have people on our water management boards that actually understand the questions of water quality and water quantity,Ž said Gwen Graham. We have to stop talking about Everglades restoration and actually get it done,Ž she said. While the Everglades Agricultural Are a reservoir is a good start, its not enough, she continued. We have to have a much broader, much shallower reservoir south of the lake,Ž she said. GOVERNORContinued From Page 1 The rodeo starts at 7 p.m.. The Day of the Cowboy Ranch Rodeo differs from other rodeos hosted at the OCCA arena throughout the year. The contestants are entered as teams in groups of “ve, with at least one woman on each team. Each team is sponsored by a local ranch in the area and every team must compete in every event. The events featured in the ranch rodeo are team tying, ranch branding, ranch sorting, steer decorating and ranch bronc-riding. Instead of contestants who are professional athletes and horses that are specialized athletes in roping, barrels, or bucking, the contestants in a ranch rodeo are local cowboys who have jobs other than rodeo, most working on local ranches. And the horses are all-around ranch horses whose normal day at work may include helping the cowboy gathering cows, roping a bull and giving kids a ride around the barnyard. Ranch rodeos are not always as fast paced as the others, but they allow the audience to pick a team and cheer them on throughout the performance and to watch people they know from the local community compete. The teams will be competing for bragging rights, prize money, and to qualify for the 2018 Florida Cattlemens Association Ranch Rodeo Finals in Kissimmee in October. OCCA secretary Audra Colgan said the ranching skills the teams will be showcasing are a part of the history and heritage of Okeechobee. Okeechobee is a ranching community,Ž said Mrs. Colgan. Ranching is a part of who we are, and it makes us unique from the other cities in the country. We should celebrate that. It isnt every city that you can see a ”at-bed truck and goose-neck trailer loaded with horses almost anytime of day cruising the city streets.Ž The Okeechobee Rodeo is also the oldest open air rodeo east of the Mississippi River. Even if you dont live on a large property or youve never been on a horse, theres just something about the cowboy way of life that is inspiring. What better way to support the men and women that work long, hard days to make sure we have a safe and healthy supply of U.S. grown beef than to cheer them on as they do what they love.Ž The winning team of the Okeechobee ranch rodeo will have their entry fees and hotels fees paid to go to the 2018 Florida Cattlemens Association Ranch Rodeo Finals. At the “nals they will compete for prize money, saddles, buckles, and a chance to compete at the 2018 National Ranch Rodeo Finals being held in Amarillo, Texas. RODEOContinued From Page 1 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Thanks to the heavy rainfall since May, portions of the Kissimmee River ”ood plain are once again ”ooded, providing habitat for native water birds, according to a report given by Terrie Bates at the July 12 meeting of the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board. The Kissimmee River restoration project Thats good news for Everglades Snail Kites seen nesting in the restored portions of the Kissimmee River ”oodplain, an encouraging development for the endangered species. Hurricane Irma put a dent in the Everglades Snail Kite population last September, drowning chicks that were not yet old enough to leave the nests in the Lake Okeechobee area. The bad news: Due to the wet conditions, construction of the remaining portion of the restoration project has been suspended. The restoration project was scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, but meeting that goal will depend on the weather, and on the funding needed to repair the damage done by Hurricane Irma to the portions of the river restoration project that had already been completed before the storm hit. River ”oodplain attracts endangered birds Special to the Okeechobee News ATLANTA „ The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonpro“t organizations located in Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 9…12, 2017. The loans are available in the following counties: Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Manatee, Martin, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, Saint Lucie and Sarasota in Florida. When the Secretary of Agriculture issues a disaster declaration to help farmers recover from damages and losses to crops, the Small Business Administration issues a declaration to eligible entities, affected by the same disaster,Ž said Kem Fleming, director of SBAs Field Operations Center East. Under this declaration, the SBAs Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered “nancial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers. The loan amount can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 2.5 percent for private nonpro“t organizations of all sizes and 3.305 percent for small businesses, with terms up to 30 years. The SBA determines eligibility based on the size of the applicant, type of activity and its “nancial resources. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicants “nancial condition. These working capital loans may be used to pay “xed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or pro“ts. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBAs secure website at Disasterloan.sba.gov. Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBAs Customer Service Center at 800659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can be downloaded from Disasterloan.sba.gov. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. Submit completed loan applications to SBA no later than March 4, 2019. SBA economic injury disaster loans available in Florida Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenSkills the working cowboys use every day on the ranch are the basis of the events in a ranch rodeo.

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6 Okeechobee News July 20, 2018David Lamar Craig, 84OKEECHOBEE „ David Lamar Craig died J uly 17, 2018. He was born Oct. 16, 1933 in Bedford, Ky. Mr. Craig proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Con”ict, where he worked on tanks. He retired after 47 years as the Maintenance Manager with Indiana Kentucky Electric Company. He loved his Lord “rst and foremost. He w as a member of the NRA, enjoyed NASCAR, “shing, hunting, horses, birds, cows, chickens and loved his tractors and guns. He loved life and enjoyed caring for his dogs, Pebbles and Buddy. After overcoming his addiction to sweets he developed a savory affection for bacon and ham. Mr. Craig was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Corene (Staples) Craig; daughter, Dayna Craig; brothers, Vernon Craig and Claude Craig; and sister, Willana Craig. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Kimberly Craig, of Okeechobee; son, Daniel Craig (Jennifer); daughters, Debra Baker (Chris), Deanna DeeDeeŽ Craig, Cheryl Adair, and Cherona Craig, all of Bedford, Ky.; grandchildren, Megan, Matthew, Jenna, and Danielle; and great-granddaughter, Harper. Memorial services will be 5 p.m. Friday, Jul y 20, 2018 at Sacramento Farms, 11575 HW Y 98 North, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Funeral services will be held in Bedford, Ky. w here Mr. Craig will be interred at Bedford Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message o f condolence may sign the register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Rachel Bowers Pigeon, 77OKEECHOBEE „ Rachel Bowers Pigeon passed away at her residence surrounded b y her loving family on W ednesday, July 18, 2018. She was born in Ft. Pierce on April 17, 1940, to Dick Bowers and Marian Cypress. She was a lifelong res ident of Brighton. Prior to her retirement in the late 1970s, she worked in custodi al care at the Seminole Clinic before she was transferred to the Seminole Senior Center w here she continued in custodial care and meal preparation. In her younger years she enjoyed beading and sewing. She was a member of Seminole Bible Baptist Church where she loved to sing English and Creek hymns. She could often be heard singing louder than those around her. Rachel enjoyed eating at restaurants, speci“cally the Brighton Casino Restaurant and Benihana Japanese Steak House to name a few. She also loved cowboy westerns and Chuck Norriss Walker Texas Ranger. Though she had no children of her own she adored the children of others. She found jo y in their company and they loved spending time with her as well. She cared for the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren of her siblings as i f they were her own. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 12 years, John Pigeon; and nephew, Alexander Blaine Cypress. Survivors include her brothers, Dan (Agnes) Bowers o f Brighton, Paul (Linda) Bowers and Richard Bowers all of Big Cypress Reservation; sisters, Bobbie Billie and Edna Bowers both of Hollyw ood; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Visitation will be held Friday, July 20, 2018, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Buxton & Bass Funeral Home, 400 N. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee. Funeral services will be held graveside Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Ortona Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message o f condolence may sign the register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Obituaries 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. Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com BHR VFW serves up dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 S.R. 78 W., in Buckhead will serve dinner on Friday, July 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The menu will include grilled boneless rib eye steak, grilled pork tenderloin, fried “sh and shrimp, baked and french fried potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, fried onion rings, salad and desert. All proceeds will go to homeless veterans. For information, call 863-467-2882.Legion will host dinnerOn Friday, July 20 come and enjoy dinner at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Everyone is welcome. Dinner will be “sh, shrimps or chicken and french fry baskets, for a $6 donation and is served from 5 until 8 p.m. with music from 6 to 9 p.m. For information, call 863-763-5309.BHR Moose serves cat“shThe Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge, 1016 Linda Road, will serve AUCE “llets or Sharpies on Friday, July 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. for a donation of $10. Steak and shrimp dinners w ill also be available. Live entertainment. The public is welcome.Eagles will serve dinnerCypress Hut Eagles Aerie, 4701 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve a surf and turf dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20 with entertainment by Sax on the Beach at 7 p.m. Join them Saturday, July 21, when they will serve a sweet and sour meatball dinner at 5 p.m. Music w ill be performed by Karaoke Kop at 6 p.m. On Sunday, July 22, enjoy a song and dance along with music by Lisa at 6 p.m. For information, call 863-467-1154.Oasis Lounge opensThe Okeechobee Shrine Club Oasis Lounge, 1855 S.W. 53rd St., will be open Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. For the “rst hour all drinks are $1 off. There will be chicken wings and hot dogs for sale. Popcorn is free! For information, call Keith at 863-643-2682.Regan Day dinner setThe Okeechobee Republican Club invites all to the 2018 Reagan Day Steak Dinner and Fun Shoot at the OK Corral Gun Club on Saturday, July 21, starting at 3:30 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Florida Attorney General candidate Ashley Moody. Other speakers w ill include Congressional candidates Bill A kins and Julio Gonzalez, and Commissioner of Agriculture candidates Denise Grimsley and Matt Caldwell. Dinner tickets may be purchased at the door for $45 or call Jim Craig at 574-249-9495. Dinner tickets include a raf”e ticket to win a gun.Day of the Cowboy rodeo setThe Okeechobee Cattlemens Association will host a Day of the Cowboy Ranch Rodeo on Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Cattlemens Arena, 1885 U.S. 441 (across from the hospital). This is a community appreciation event and is FREE ADMISSION for the public. Contestants will be competing for a spot at the Florida State Finals Ranch Rodeo in October.Fancy ME group to meetFancy ME (Machine Embroidery) will meet on Saturday, July 21 at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This month we will be doing machine appliqu; bring your machine and sewing supplies, cotton dish towel and fabric. The doors open at 10 a.m. and the meeting goes to 4 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy the day with other machine embroidery enthusiasts. For information, call Linda at 863-697-2450 or Joan at 561-385-8216.Legion opens Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Sunday night bingo on July 22 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. All proceeds will bene“t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public.Amvets will host 5-card bingoJoin Amvets Post 200, 3651 U.S. 441 S.E. Suite 6, on Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, July 24, at 2 p.m. for “ve-card bingo. For information, call 863-484-8135.VFW will serve breakfastThe VFW Auxiliary will serve breakfast on Sunday, July 22 at VFW Post 9528, 29012 S.R. 78 W., from 8:30 to 11 a.m. All bene“ts go for veterans services. For information, call 863-467-2882.Legion will host 5-card bingoAmerican Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host “ve-card bingo on Monday, July 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. with lunch served at 12:30 p.m. For information, call 863-7635309.BHR Moose serves spaghettiThe Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge, 1016 Linda Road will serve spaghetti dinners with garlic bread and salad on Monday, July 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. for a donation of $7. The public is welcome.Widows/Widowers to meetThe Okeechobee Widows and Widowers Group will meet Tuesday, July 24 at 8 a.m. at Lakeside Grill, 1111 South Parrot Ave. New members are welcome. For information call Jane at 863-824-8700 or Connie at 863-801-0482. Community Events Brought to you by:Lic#CAC053793 • Lic#CFC022585 863.763.6461 Plumbing • AC Septic Christmas in July Mixer setThe July Main Street Mixer will be held at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. with their annual Christmas in July celebration on Tuesday, July 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. This will be their annual Christmas in July Mixer, so please bring a toy for a boy, or girl, or both if you can. Unwrapped please. Donations are welcomed as well.VFW Auxiliary dinner setThe VFW Auxiliary will serve a chicken parmesan dinner on Wednesday, July 25 at Post 9528, 29012 S.R. 78 W. All proceeds to bene“t Florida military veterans in distress. For information, call 863-467-2882.Shrine Club hosts dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St., off of U.S. 78 W., next to Fast Brea k will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesday, Jul y 24 from 4 until 7 p.m., for an $8 donation. The dinner is open to the public and all members of the Shrine Temple. Entertainment will be provided by Jay and Patty. For information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club or to lease the club, contact the Shrine Club at 863-7633378. More Community Events can be found at OkeechobeeNews.net in the Communit y section.

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July 20, 2018 Okeechobee News 7 July 20, 2018 Okeechobee News 7 NOTICE OF UNCLAIMED MONEYNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Florida Statute 116.21 that the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce collected the following unclaimed money in their of“cial capacity prior to January 1, 2017 and for which moneys claim has not been made. Persons having or claiming any interest in such funds or any portion of them shall “le a written claim with Noel E. Stephen, Sheriff of Okeechobee County on or before September 1, 2018 and shall make suf“cient proof of ownership to Noel E. Stephen, Sheriff of Okeechobee County, and upon so doing shall be entitled to receive any part of the money so claimed. Unless claim is “led within such time as aforesaid, all claims in reference thereto are forever barred. A. INMATE TRUST FUND: PAYEE CHECK NO. AMOUNT Garland, Mark 6830 $1.96 Elliott, Judi 6845 $10.82 Powell, Steven 6855 $7.10 Jumper, Cordey 6874 $58.30 Hernandez, Alejandro 6905 $0.65 Sereday, Katrina 6924 $9.58 Micco, Wade 6981 $128.13 Jones, TaNoris 7019 $1.77 Curbelo, Samuel 7026 $1.07 Lerebours, Robinson 7035 $2.11 Tate, Matthew 7071 $0.22 Simmons, Darrell 7081 $32.27 Wilcox, Tristen 7105 $43.00 Gamez, Edy 7189 $98.23 Rediker, Jackie 7296 $0.95 B. INMATE TRUST FUND: PAYEE JACKET NO. AMOUNT Aiello, Julia Antionette 32931 $2.57 Barber, Retha Ann 10708 $0.31 Barrie, Crystal Marie 48393 $1.54 Binder, David Jonathan 47610 $0.82 Boney, Christopher Justin 26098 $0.78 Bruno, Jose Antonio 40364 $0.87 Burney, Shena Danielle 3853 $0.40 Buster, Tristan Denise 15398 $41.03 Cain, Jeremy Ray 35358 $0.75 Carnley, Scott Anthony 19820 $2.22 Castro, Jose Fuentes 55768 $145.00 Cerventas, Eric 54375 $1.53 Collins, Anthony Lee 54612 $31.00 Collins, Jerry Lynn 36024 $9.75 Denton, Nigel Orlando 46303 $0.31 Diaz, Jose Roberto 60808 $83.00 Diaz, Marilyn 50607 $0.91 Eades, Jimmie Lew 22351 $24.02 Eastman, Robbie G 35855 $0.35 Edwards, Jeremy Lee 55804 $0.04 England, Jeffrey Neil 7652 $0.29 Espinoza-Aguillon, Jose 9100 $26.88 Esquivel, Richard C 40529 $7.68 Felix-Juarez, Luis Ricardo 54139 $25.81 Floyd, Roger Lee 37409 $0.89 Fowler, John Earl 43095 $1.49 Gomez, Ignacio 29102 $9.97 Grant, Erin Celeste 60261 $60.00 Greeson, Luke Wilson 11808 $0.12 Harden, Clayton Whit“eld 14672 $6.93 Harmon, Danielle Kay 6544 $17.01 Hayes, Donald Austin 1623 $18.50 Hernandez, Joel 54791 $15.00 Huff, Jimmy Carroll 25656 $7.92 Hufnagel, Mark Francis 26969 $.051 Signed this 17th day of July 2018. Noel E. Stephen, Sheriff Okeechobee County, Florida By: Gayle Estes Clerk Inmate Trust Fund PAYEE JACKET NO. AMOUNT Hurtado, Marcos 56502 $5.00 Ingalls, Dwayne Charles 36307 $0.40 Ingram, Justin Mark 13642 $35.33 Jaramillo, Eric 50416 $12.75 Jenkins, Clayton Chandler 23335 $7.48 Johnson, Nicole 988 $0.32 Joseph, Marcus 16530 $5.73 Juan-Balandrano, Rodolfo 32795 $1.00 King, Tammy Michelle 33304 $0.54 Landaverde, Juan Jesus 23458 $30.00 Lowe, Thomas Eugene 49101 $0.25 Macias, Matthew Isaiah 557 $0.80 Marsh, Timothy Lee 49953 $5.49 McIntyre, Clayton Paul 21986 $0.91 Morris, Charles Edward 7584 $16.15 Ortiz-Mejia, Gaspar 50210 $3.40 Osceola, Adam Brantley 1928 $0.61 Osceola, Nicki Louise 2741 $9.28 Pryor, Delaneo Wayne 24053 $11.27 Ramirez, Luis 62668 $5.00 Sanchez, Santanna 60163 $153.09 Sims, Brenda Rose 39242 $0.83 Smith, Ceejae Dakota 13550 $0.74 Smith, Larry 8703 $0.40 St John, Michael Paul 19817 $6.86 Stumpf, Jonathon Dean 54620 $31.00 Sweeting, Duncan Barnaby 60573 $0.39 Terrell, Delta Dawn 4379 $1.35 Thacker, Danielle Sue 36587 $17.07 Thicklin, Jacquavious 56917 $1.18 Waldron, Aubrey Lynn 89 $1.54 Whitmire, John Edward 51781 $0.07 Wright, Britiny Chakyra 33072 $29.76 Wright-Yorker, Roneika Louise 41668 $0.74 Publish: July 20, 2018 | The Okeechobee News Special to the Okeechobee News TALLAHASSEE „ On July 17, the Florida Highway Patrol broke ground on the states Advanced Vehicle Operations and Training Complex at the Florida Public Safety Institute in Havana. The complex, which features a 1.4 mile driving track, will allow law enforcement of“cers to enhance their personal driving skills and experience emergency operations in a safe, controlled environment under the guidance of quali“ed instructors. The facility was funded through the support of the Florida Legislature, governor and Cabinet. I am incredibly proud to break ground on the Advanced Vehicle Operations and Training Complex. The support for this new, innovative complex is a testament to the states commitment to law enforcement of“cer safety and the safety of motorists on our roadways,Ž said DHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes. This new facility enhances training for law enforcement by providing real-world scenarios, best preparing our Troopers and of“cers to safely navigate the events they will undoubtedly experience as they work to protect us each day.Ž Driving continues to be one of the single most important actions that troopers perform on a daily basis as they patrol nearly 32 million miles annually. Florida National Guard Brigadier General Paul Chauncey joined Florida Highway Patrol Colonel Gene Spaulding at the event to formalize their partnership to construct the complex. The complex will offer advanced training to include traf“c incident management, high speed driving and comprehensive vehicle operations to improve public safety,Ž said Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. This project is possible due to the collaborative efforts of many different organizations including the Florida National Guard, which truly stepped up to make this project a reality.Ž This collaboration brings the opportunity not only to provide a state-of-the-art training facility for the Florida Highway Patrol, but an opportunity for our soldiers and our airman exercise their skillsets and leave an enduring mark on the state,Ž said Brigadier General Trey Chauncey, Florida Arm y National Guard Assistant Adjutant General (Training, Installations and Programs). The Florida Highway Patrol plans to expand the complex in the future to institute emerging best practices based on intelligence led training and national trends that affect law enforcement of“cers and the public. This project encompasses approximatel y 100 acres of land on the southeast portion o f the Florida Public Safety Institute. FHP breaks ground at Floridas Advanced Vehicle Operations and Training Complex Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Florida Highway Patrol plans to expand the complex in the future to institute emerging best practices based on intelligence led training and national trends that affect law enforcement of“cers and the public. Special to the Okeechobee NewsOn July 17, the Florida Highway Patrol broke ground on the states Advanced Vehicle Operations and Training Complex at the Florida Public Safety Institute in Havana.

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8 Okeechobee News July 20, 2018 Special to the Okeechobee News TAMPA „ It only takes a few minutes for the inside of a car to get dangerously hot, and the near record-high temperatures in many regions of the country this summer pose a greater risk for heatstroke tragedies. Since 1998, 764 children have died from heatstroke in hot cars according to the National Highway Traf“c Safety Administration (NHTSA). Despite warnings from safety organizations, each year children continue to die from this needless tragedy. People often think that something like this could never happen to them,Ž said Amy Stracke, managing director of traf“c safety advocacy for AAA … The Auto Club Group and executive director of the Auto Club Group Traf“c Safety Foundation. However, the majority of heatstroke deaths are accidents, where a parent or caregiver forgets the child is in the back seat.Ž AAA and its Auto Club Group Traf“c Safety Foundation suggest the following safety tips to help keep children safe: 1. Make it a habit … Before locking your vehicle, check the front and back seat. 2. Set an alarm … Consider programming an alarm on your phone that will go off to remind you to check your vehicle. 3. Caregiver assistance If you normally drop your child off at a babysitter or daycare, ask the caregiver to call you if your child doesnt show up as expected. 4. Add a reminder Put your purse/wallet or cell phone in the back seat. 5. Dont leave them alone, not even for a minute Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, even if the windows are open or the air conditioning is running. 6. Vehicles arent play areas Dont let children play in an unattended vehicle. 7. Put keys out of sight Always lock your vehicle … even in driveways and garages and keep keys out of childrens reach. 8. Call for help If you see a child or pet alone in the car, call 911 immediately. (863) 763-6742www.emorywalker.com 208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobe, FL 34974 Okeechobes Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 with purchase of a Lennox home comfort system.Offer expires 8/3/2018. *Some restrictions apply. System rebate offers range from $100-$1,200. Rebate offer is valid June 25, 2018 through August 3, 20 18 with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Additional add-on rebates for iComfort S30 Thermostat, iHarmony Zoning System and Pure Air’ Air Puri“cation System valid with a qualifying system purchase only. See your participating Lennox dealer for complete details. ***Financing available to well quali“ed buyers on approved credit at a 0% APR for 60 months, with equal monthly payments. No down payment required. You may prepay your account at any time without pe nalty. Financing is subject to credit requirements and satisfactory completion of “nance documents. Any “nance terms advertised are estimates only. Normal late charg es apply. See your Truth in Lending Disclosures for more information. 2018 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox Dealers are independently owned and operated businesses. GET UP TO$1,500 IN REBATES*60 MONTHS EQUAL PAYMENTS, NO INTEREST FINANCING*** OR You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music Come and share in the word of God Trinity Free Will Baptist ChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pmPastor: Thomas Dees1840 NE 39th Blvd. (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 THE GATHERING A Church of Restoration Come As You Are Sunday 10:30 AMChildren’s Church & Nursery Provided Growth Groups Meet Throughout the Week1735 SW 24th Ave • 357-4418 www.thegatheringchurch.us Church Directory Cowboy poet speaks at BBQThe Treasure Coast Council of Local Governments and the Treasure Coast Regional League of Cities held their annual Summer BBQ in Okeechobee on July 18, at the First United Methodist Church. Guest speaker for the event was Doyle Rigdon, cowboy poet and storyteller. Mr. Doyle is a 6th generation Floridian and cow man, and has performed as an opening act for Baxter Black. He entertained the audience with stories of Florida cow hunters (like Bone Mizell) and cowboy poems, as well as personal stories of life as a Florida cowboy. Special to the Okeechobee News Be vigilant as temperatures heat up this summer

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14 Okeechobee News July 20, 2018 Employment Part Time Employment Part Time Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) OPS This is a part time position that provides specialized public health nursing care with the primary focus on preventative care, family planning and communicable diseases for the DOH-Okeechobee. Responsible for health promotion and disease prevention as well as management of clients with acute and chronic health conditions. Submit application to: OKEECHOBEE-OPS-ADVANCEDRN-PRACTITIONER-64947069FL-34972/490051600/ EEO/AA/VP Employer Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Registered Nurse The position serves as a member of the School Health Team with the DOHOkeechobee. RN will perform duties in assigned Okeechobee public schools. and FRS retirement. Submit application to: https://jobs. Glades County B.O.C.C. EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND STATE RETIREMENT Full Time Job Openings Equipment Operator I Please visit www.myglades.com to view job SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Gabrielle Ibietatorremendia Human Resources Director 198 6TH Street P.O. Box 1527 Moore Haven, Fl 33471 (863) 946-6009 F (863) 946-2290 Glades County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is a drug-free workplace. Veteran’s Preference will be given inaccordance with Florida Statutes 295.07. Auctions AUCTION Every Friday & Saturday nights at 5:30 917 SW Park St.(Behind Eli’s Western Wear) Quality Consignments Accepted. Watford Auction 10% BP 863-697-8906 AU1843 AB1583 We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full Time CDL DRIVERS CALL TODAY CLASS A Must have DOT medical, drug free, clean driving history & tanker endorsement. Call M-S(863)467-9800 Full time material sales person/ receptionist needed for busy fence construction company. Must be able to lift 40lbs., drug-free work place, partial benefits, work hrs 8am-3pm. Apply at Adron Fence Company 1132 NE 12th ST. Monday Friday 8-3 Employment Full Time NOW HIRING full time position for welding apprentice/ shop laborer. Great opportunity for advancement with growing company. Must have clean driving record. Drug Free Workplace. Starting wage $10 per hour. Some benefits offered. Apply in person at ADRON FENCE Co. 1132 NE 12th Street. Employment Medical Medical Assistant Full Time – Must have 1 year exp in the medical field, OB/GYN experience helpful, ability to maintain confidential info & Strong Customer relations skills. Bilingual Spanish/ English prefd. Fax resume to (561) 472-9692 or apply at Florida Community Health Center, 1100 N. Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL. EOE/DFWP. e-mail jobs@ fchcinc.org XRay TechARRT Registry Required. Please fax resume to 863-467-6833 or complete application at 111 NE 19th Drive, Okeechobee, FL 34972 Apartments1/1 APTS, Furnished & Unfurnished for rent includes water & power, prices from $750 $875/ mo. No pets. Background check & dep. req. Call 863-634-0024. Apartments ApartmentsBeauti f ul Samantha’s Garden 2bed/2bath, $850/month. $600 sec. 1 year lease. 2 person occupancy. 863-634-5780. Credit and background chec k N.W. OKEE 2 BR, 1 BA, $725 mo. $2175 to move in. 2 BR, 2 BA, $775 mo. $2325 to move in. 561-346-1642 ApartmentsOKEECHOBEE Updated 2BD/1BA $775.00/MO. 1ST Month, Last Month & Security Deposit. Very Clean and well maintained. 12 min. outside of town off Hwy 70 East. Great setting, lawn service, on-site management, pest control included, w/d hook-up. Sorry, NO PETS. Call M-S 9am-6pm 813-956-5150 Commercial Property TREASURE ISLAND 2100SQ. FT. METAL BUILDING 2 ROLL UP DOORS BEHIND LAKESIDE CARWASH. $800.00/MO. YEARLY LEASE, FIRST-LAST+ SEC. 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Established 1981. 772-260-9707 ACCEPTING APPLICATIONSService Technicians, Installers & HelpersFull Time, Experience Required Apply within 312 SW 2nd St. Okeechobee EOE/DFWP Medical Receptionist /Insurance Verification Clerk for Busy Medical Office. Full Time. Experience in Medical Billing/Insurance Authorization Preferred. Send Resume by email to melindab@sigalowurology.com or by fax 863-467-5148.

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July 20, 2018 Okeechobee News 15 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 18000152CAAXMX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, FOR INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST, SERIES 2006-L2, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-L2, Plaintiff, VS. ANGELL CRESPO A/K/A ANGEL CRESPO, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE ANGEL CRESPO REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST DATED AUGUST 16, 2006, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS TRUSTEES, BENEFICIARIES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 8, BLOCK 8, LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES, SECTION SIX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 61, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Sara Collins, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 225 East Robinson Street, Suite 155, Orlando, FL 32801 within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the Okeechobee News and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 16th day of July, 2018. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Court BY: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Clerk 275567 ON 7/20,27/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD802NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BEOR FUND 1 LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2905 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 13 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE WEST ONE QUARTER (W 1/4) CORNER OF SAID SECTION 13 THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 55 MIN 53 SEC WEST ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 13 ALSO BEING THE CENTERLINE OF THE N.E. 128TH AVENUE RIGHT OF WAY (100 FEET WIDE) A DISTANCE OF 521.78 FEET THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 04 MIN 07 SEC EAST PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID N.E. 128TH AVENUE AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEG 04 MIN 07 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 884.84 FEET THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 55 MIN 53 SEC WEST PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE A DISTANCE OF 1354.45 FEET THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 04 MIN 07 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 884.84 FEET TO THE AFORESAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.E. 128TH AVENUE THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 55 MIN 53 SEC EAST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 1354.45 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTH ONE HALF OF SECTION 13 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 13 THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 01 MIN 00 SEC WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 13 BEING ALSO THE NORTH LINE OF THE N.E. 1ST STREET RIGHT OF WAY (80 FEET WIDE) A DISTANCE OF 1532.56 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEG 01 MIN 00 SEC WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 13 A DISTANCE OF 3700.66 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF THE N.E. 128TH AVENUE RIGHT OF WAY (100 FEET WIDE) THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 55 MIN 53 SEC EAST ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 760.58 FEET THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 04 MIN 07 SEC EAST PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE A DISTANCE OF 884.84 FEET THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 55 MIN 53 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH AFORESAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.E. 128TH AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 1354.45 FEET THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 04 MIN 07 SEC WEST PERPENDICULAR TO THE PRECEDING COURSE A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 55 MIN 53 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE AFORESAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.E. 128TH AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 525.09 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE AFORESAID SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 13 THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 16 MIN 59 SEC EAST ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE AFORESAID SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 13 A DISTANCE OF 2871.44 FEET THENCE SOUTH 01 DEG 03 MIN 08 SEC WEST A DISTANCE OF 2654.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-13-37-36-0A00-00002-C000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ARMANDO FERNANDEZ LA CASITA INVESTMENTS INC MARIA CASTELLANOS Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 16th day of August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 270740 ON 7/13,20,27;8/3/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD793NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that LAURA J MAHLMEISTER the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1359 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 7 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 07 29 34S 33E 1-29-34-33-0A00-00007-P000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: KEVIN V JOHNSTON THEODORE T JOHNSTON THOMAS EDWARD JOHNSTON II Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 16th day of August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 270722 ON 7/13,20,27;8/3/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD801NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BEOR FUND 1 LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2996 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES LOT 11 1-25-37-36-0010-00000-0110 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ELLA III LLC Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 16th day of August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 270742 ON 7/13,20,27;8/3/2018 Public Notice LEGAL NOTICEPublic Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 349972 on AUGUST 13, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 1993 BUICK CENTURY VIN#1G4AG85N3P6469041 2003 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS VIN#2MEFM75WX3X677355 2001 FORD F150 VIN#1FTZF17241NA70950 2000 TOYOTA COROLLA VIN#2T1BR12E6YC297306 2014 CHEVY SILVERADO VIN#3GCUKREC4EG510194 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 276098 ON 07/20/2018 LEGAL NOTICEA public auction will be held at TOTAL ROADSIDE SERVICES, located at 3176 Hwy 710 E, Okeechobee 34974 at 9:00 a.m. On the date listed below Pursuant to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, make and model as follows: AUCTION 8/3/18 1999 MAZDA VIN: JM1BJ2224X0193196 AUCTION 08/11/18 2006 FORD VIN: 1ZVFT80N765260187 Terms of sale are CASH ONLY, no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves be made. Said automobile will be sold “as is” with no guarantees. Location:3176 Hwy 710 E 863-357-8772 275577 ON 07/20/2018 Administration of Estates Administration of Estates THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 57, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH A 1963 WOLVE MOBILE HOME WITH ID # GAW1506 AND TITLE # 9804205 WHICH IS FIRMLY AFFIXED AND LOCATED THEREON. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to JOHN D. CASSELS, JR., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Office Box 968, 400 Northwest 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34973, within thirty (30) days from 1st publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs A ttorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This Notice shall be published once each week for four (4) consecutive weeks in the “Okeechobee News”. DATED this 2nd day of July, 2018. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller BY: Arlene Nealis DEPUTY CLER K 272952 ON 7/13,20,27;8/3 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 47-2018-CA-000067 WILLIAM T. SANTIAGO and MIRNA E. SANTIAGO, husband and wife, Plaintiffs, vs. ESTATE OF GEORGE GONZALEZ, d eceased and all other heirs, persons o r parties claiming by, through, underor a gainst George Gonzalez of the Estate o f George Gonzalez deceased, ALICI A L GONZALEZ, CECILIA GONZALEZ a nd GEORGE GONZALEZ, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ESTATE OF GEORGE GONZ ALEZ, deceased, whose last known a ddress was 1808 Barnstable Road, W est Palm Beach, Florida 33414; and a ll parties claiming interest by, through, u nder or against Estate of George Gonz alez, deceased and all parties having o r claiming to have any right, title or int erest in the property herein described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a C omplaint to Foreclose on the following d escribed real property, to-wit: LOT 83, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT NO. 6, ACCORDING TO ACROSS 1 Congressional authority 5 Lifeless 9 Repaired, as a boot 14 Warning to a tot 15 Academic apparel 16 Dancer Freds dancing sister 17 Temporarily out of stock, with onŽ 19 Add a lane to, say 20 Hot rod rods 21 Not stable, in a way 23 Sighed line 26 Wall St. event 27 Yeah, sure!Ž 30 One might spoil a dream 36 Beth, to Jo 37 Hindu sirŽ 38 Spot in a spa 39 Jangle pop and the like, and a hint to a hidden feature of 17-, 30-, 46and 63Across 43 Old counters 44 Aussie hoppers 45 Daisy __ 46 Gadgets with helical parts called worms 49 The Constitution St. 50 Cadenza maker 51 50-Across locale 53 Enjoy the sunset 58 About 62 Old marketplace 63 Restaurant convenience 66 Flower part 67 Dynamic beginning? 68 The Big Easy acronym 69 East of EdenŽ surname 70 Balcony section 71 Card game for three DOWN 1 Where the Sky and the Sun collide, for short? 2 Scam 3 Part of the pkg. 4 Jab 5 Darn, its cold!Ž 6 Airport near Tel Aviv 7 Withhold information about, say 8 Beyond noble 9 Supports in shop class 10 Comic strip drooler 11 Mythical Spartan queen 12 The mi. in MileHigh City 13 Opposite of admit 18 Kyrgyzstan city 22 Walther __: James Bonds pistol 24 Thom of shoes 25 Tyrrhenian Sea island 27 Name on the RobotŽ series books 28 Bag End notable 29 To be, in Toledo 31 Bizarre 32 Bernes river 33 Italian cathedral 34 Like Andean pyramids 35 Kind of bucket 37 Outdoor exercise choice 40 Luther opponent Johann __ 41 Louisiana Territory state 42 Discovery astronaut James 47 Cannes corp. 48 Imp 49 Stone monuments 52 Word of disgust 53 Up-tempo 54 Too much sun, they say 55 Club in a Manilow song 56 Baseball stats 57 Religious prefix 59 Corner piece 60 Fizzy drink 61 Bit of introductory Latin 64 100 nanojoules 65 41-Down college By Mel Rosen 2016 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 03/03/16 03/03/16 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. 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16 Okeechobee News July 20, 2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD803NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BEOR FUND 1 LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2561 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: MAC GLASHANS ADDITION THE EAST 50 FEET OF LOT 2 BLOCK B MAC GLASHANS ADDITION TO EAST OKEECHOBEE ACCORDING TO PLAT OF SAID ADDITION OF FILE IN OFFICE OF CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 16 ALSO BEGINNING AT THE SE CORNER OF LOT 2 BLOCK B MAC GLASHANS ADDITION AFORESAID WHICH CORNER IS 100 FEET WEST FROM FLORIDA AVENUE MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES THERETO FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN SOUTH ACROSS THE FORMER BUT NOW ABANDONED FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY PARALLEL TO AND 100 FEET FROM SAID FLORIDA AVENUE TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID ABANDONED RIGHT OF WAY THENCE WESTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY TO A POINT 150 FEET WEST FROM SAID FLORIDA AVENUE MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES THERETO THENCE NORTH ACROSS SAID ABANDONED RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY THENCE EASTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL OF SAID LANDS LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE NW1/4 OF NE1/4 OF NE1/4 (THE SAME BEING A PART OF GOVERNMENT LOT 1) IN SECTION 22 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST LESS AND EXCEPTING THE SOUTH 7 FEET OF THE EAST 50 FEET OF LOT 2 LYING ADJACENT TO STATE ROAD NO. 70. LESS AND EXCEPTING THE FOLLOWING PARCEL AS DESCRIBED IN ORDER OF TAKING RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 228 PAGE 479 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA THAT PART OF THE EAST 50 FEET OF LOT 2 BLOCK B OF MAC GLASHANS ADDITION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 16 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA IN SECTION 22 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST SAID PART BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE NORTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 22 THENCE RUN NORTHERLY ALONG THE NORTH-SOUTH 1/4 SECTION LINE A DISTANCE OF 36.95 FEET TO A POINT ON THE BASELINE OF SURVEY OF STATE ROAD 70 THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 54 MIN 49 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 1549.42 FEET ALONG SAID BASELINE THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 05 MIN 11 SEC EAST A DISTANCE OF 40.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EXISTING RIGHT OF WAY LINE AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG 54 MIN 49 SEC WEST FOR 50.00 FEET THENCE SOUTH 00 DEG 26 MIN 18 SEC EAST FOR 4.5 FEET THENCE NORTH 89 DEG 54 MIN 49 SEC EAST FOR 50.00 FEET THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 27 MIN 57 SEC WEST FOR 4.5 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 1-22-37-35-0020-0000B-0020 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ELIZABETH E WOLF PAUL JACO Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 16th day of August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 270728 ON 7/13,20,27;8/3/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD805NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BEOR FUND 1 LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2836 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN A PORTION OF LOT 21 IN SECTION 8 TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST ALSO KNOWN AS EAGLE BAY SURVEY AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 31 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A POINT WHERE THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF LOT 21 INTERSECTS THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF EAGLE BAY DRAINAGE CANAL AN UNRECORDED SURVEY THENCE NORTH 23 DEG 10 MIN 53 SEC EAST ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 359.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE DUE WEST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT 21 A DISTANCE OF 1319.82 FEET TO A POINT THENCE NORTH 23 DEG 10 MIN 53 SEC EAST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THE EAGLE BAY DRAINAGE CANAL A DISTANCE OF 359.07 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF LOT 21 THENCE DUE EAST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF LOT 21 A DISTANCE OF 1319.82 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY OF SAID CANAL THENCE SOUTH 23 DEG 10 MIN 53 SEC WEST ALONG SAID CANAL A DISTANCE OF 359.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING 1-08-38-35-0A00-00008-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JAMES SCOTT LANDRIS T FOLKES SANDRA A SCOTT Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 16th day of August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 270729 ON 7/13,20,27;8/3/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD799NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BEOR FUND 1 LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2909 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 15 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST RUN THENCE EAST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 15 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1539.45 FEET FOR POB THENCE CONTINUE EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 660 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEG 32 MIN 15 SEC EAST PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE AFORESAID SECTION 15 FOR A DISTANCE OF 726.00 FEET THENCE RUN WEST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 15 FOR A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEG 32 MIN 15 SEC WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 726.00 FEET TO POB LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE W 1/2 OF SECTION 15 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST ALSO DESCRIBED AS TRACTS 1 AND 2 OF STARNES SUBDIVISION AN UNRECORDED PLAT 1-15-37-36-0A00-00005-0000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LARRY D ROCK MANUEL VILARINO Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 16th day of August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 270741 ON 7/13,20,27;8/3/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD796NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BEOR FUND 1 LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2004 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: R BAR ESTATES UNIT 5 PLAT BOOK 7 PAGES 4 AND 5 LOT 148 1-35-36-35-0050-00000-1480 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JENNIFER J LAFFERTY STEVEN C LAFFERTY Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 16th day of August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 270726 ON 7/13,20,27;8/3/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD804NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BEOR FUND 1 LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1841 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 25 THROUGH 69 LOTS 64 AND 65 1-04-34-35-0010-00000-0640 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: TAYLOR BOYD COLLINS VERNECE T PARKER Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 16th day of August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 270725 ON 7/13,20,27;8/3/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD794NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WINTER INVESTORS LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 3190 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SEC 3 LOT 314 PLAT BOOK 4 PAGE 2 1-35-37-35-0040-00000-3140 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MICHELLE S BRADFORD Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 16th day of August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 270747 ON 7/13,20,27;8/3/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD798NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BEOR FUND 1 LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 3103 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LAKESIDE COUNTRY ESTATES LOT 2 1-13-38-36-0010-00000-0020 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ROBERT J HOWARD SHARYN L HOWARD Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 16th day of August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 270744 ON 7/13,20,27;8/3/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD800NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BEOR FUND 1 LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2852 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS UNIT 2 LOT 20 1-19-34-36-0010-00020-0020 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ASHLEY RUCKS EDWIN RUCKS JR Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 16th day of August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 270737 ON 7/13,20,27;8/3/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD795NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BEOR FUND 1 LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2851 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS UNIT 2 LOT 19 1-19-34-36-0010-00020-0019 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ASHLEY RUCKS EDWIN RUCKS JR Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 16th day of August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 270734 ON 7/13,20,27;8/3/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD797NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BEOR FUND 1 LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2450 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: : DE BERRY GARDENS PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 20 LOTS 6 7 8 AND WEST 1/2 OF LOT 9 BLOCK 4 1-17-37-35-0030-00040-0060 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: SHDRY FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 16th day of August, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 270727 ON 7/13,20,27;8/3/2018 PUBLIC NOTICEThe Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Regular Session on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Office not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-2223448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Terry W. Burroughs, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 273439 ON 7/20/2018

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July 20, 2018 Okeechobee News 17 By Matteo TullioOkeechobee News A 22-year-old and his father were the victims of a recent scam when they attempted to purchase a dump trailer from a popular classi“ed advertisement website. According to an incident report by Deputy Kenneth Hernandez, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce (OCSO), at 11:46 a.m. on July 11, he responded to the 500 block of Northwest Fourth Street in regard to a fraud complaint. Upon the arrival of Deputy Hernandez, the complainant reportedly informed him that his father wanted to look for a dump trailer on Craigslist. The complainant said they found a 2017 model dump trailer for $1,800 and contacted the seller, Julie Taylor, through email who informed the would-be purchaser the trailer was supposedly being stored at an eBay ship yard. Julie supposedly then told the complainant to contact a third party, Alex, to arrange for payment of the trailer. Alex then purportedly told the complainant to purchase four prepaid cards from Walmart. Alex then apparently contacted the complainant a second time and supposedly requested an additional $1,000 for insurance of the trailer, to which the complainant refused and asked for a total refund. When the complainant asked for a refund, Alex supposedly ended the phone conversation and blocked the complainants phone number, as they could not make contact with either Julie or Alex since the refund request. The Craigslist ad was also deleted stated the report. The report concluded that the seller used a California telephone number. A search for Julie Taylor in OCSOs data system yielded no information. Deputy Hernandez informed the complainant that when gift cards and/or prepaid cards are required for a purchase to be wary of a possible scam. Dump trailer purchase turns out to be scam 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 High w ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). € Dustin Lee Werk, 33, Okeechobee, was arrested July 17 by Deputy Francisco Hernandez on felony charges of dealing in stolen property and giving false veri“cation of ownership information ($300 or more). His bond was set at $5,000. € Joshua David Thomas, 36, Northwest 17th Avenue, Okeechobee, was arrested July 17 by Deputy Tim Miller on a DOC felony warrant charging him with violation of probation written threats to kill, do bodily injury, or conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism. He is being held without bond. € Fabian Rey Forte, 21, Northeast 13th Way, Okeechobee, was arrested July 17 by Deputy Tim Miller on a DOC felony warrant charging him with violation of probation grand theft (more than $300 but less than $5,000) and two Okeechobee County warrants charging him with two counts of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (cannabis) without a valid prescription. He is being held without bond. € Charles Ive Garrett Jr., 30, Southwest Rucks Dairy Road, Okeechobee, was arrested July 18 by Deputy Tyler Ott on a Highlands County felony warrant charging him with domestic battery and criminal mischief. He is being held without bond. € Brett Allen Noel, 44, U.S. 441 North, Okeechobee, was arrested July 18 by Deputy Sergeant Aric Majere on a Highlands County felony warrant charging him with dealing in stolen property. His bond was set at $5,000. € Kayla Victoria Harris, 25, Southeast 37th Way, Okeechobee, was arrested July 18 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) without a valid prescription. She is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report by AMAC Certi“ed Social Security A dvisor Russell Gloor A ssociation of Mature American Citizens Ask Rusty … Rat HolesŽ in the Social Security System Dear Rusty: I am single and will be 63 on July 1 this year. I was born in 1955. I have been considering retiring sooner rather than later. (In other words, before FRA, which for me is 66 and 2 months). I have been reading about the rat holesŽ in the Social Security system that may affect my timing for when I choose to begin my SS I cant quite “g ure out a strategy as to when to begin my SS so as not to fall into that rat hole. Can you possibly advise me as to when would be the soonest that I should choose and not take a hit,Ž so to speak? Or does it not really matter that much? Signed: Trying to Decide Dear Trying: Im not sure what youve been reading which describes Social Securitys rat holes,Ž but it sounds to me like hyperbole designed to get you to buy something. Social Security really doesnt have any secrets or nefarious traps designed to cheat you out of the money youve earned from a lifetime of working, although it is a necessarily complex topic, which governs a myriad of possible claiming choices by millions of different people. But at a basic level the rules are pretty simple: if you claim bene“ts at your full retirement age youll get 100 percent of the bene“t you are entitled to from your lifetime of working; if you apply sooner youll get less and if you claim later youll get more. Age 62 is the earliest you can collect and age 70 is the latest you should apply. Deciding when to claim your Social Security is never really a simple matter, but rather one that should take into account your health, your family history of longevity, and your current and future “nancial needs. If youre in good health, come from a family, which typically lives to a ripe old age and dont really need the money right now, then waiting until at least your FRA and possibly longer will get you a bigger bene“t check. But if youre sickly and/or need the extra money now to pay your basic living expenses, then collecting earlier makes a lot of sense. The fact is that Social Security was designed to pay out about the same amount of money regardless of what age you apply if you claim early your checks are smaller but you get more of them; if you wait until later your checks are bigger but you dont get as many. But that logic depends almost entirely on how long you live. You may want to do a break even analysisŽ which will show how long you would need to live to break even if you collected at age 66 versus collecting at age 63, or when you would break even if you waited until you are 70 to apply versus claiming at your FRA. Heres a link to an article that explains how to do a breakeven analysis. http://socialsecurityreport. org/ask-rusty-doing-a-breakeven-analysis/. Of course, if you live beyond the breakeven age youre ahead money, and the average life expectancy today is in the mid-80s (slightly more for women). So as to your speci“c question of when is the soonest you can collect without taking a hit,Ž that would be at your full retirement age when youll get 100 percent of the bene“t youve earned from working your entire life. If you claim earlier than that your bene“t amount will be reduced by about 6.7 percent for each year early, and if you appl y later than your FRA your bene“t amount will grow by 8 percent for each year you dela y up to age 70 when it reaches maximum. Does it really matter that much? Well that depends on how healthy you are, how long you think you will live and how badly you need the money. But its a choice only you can make. Social Security Matters 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. Road w ork planned this week includes the following: € U.S. 441 south from Park Street (SR 70) to SW 32th Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews are installing underground cable on the southbound side of South Parrott Avenue (SR 15). There will be nighttime/overnight lane closures beginning Monday, July 30, and continuing for the next three weeks. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. € U.S. 441 from south of NE 131st Lane to south of NE 224th Street: Construction project: Crews are making improvements along 5.8 miles of U.S. 441 from south of NE 131st Lane to south of NE 224th Street. The project includes milling and resurfacing, adding a southbound left turn lane, drainage improvements, signing and pavement markers and signalization. Motorists should anticipate daytime and nighttime single-lane closures and follow ”agger direction. Expect delays and use caution … watch for workers in the construction zone. The contractor is Ranger Construction. Estimated completion date is fall of 2018. Motorists should expect single lane closures and be prepared to follow ”agger direction at the intersection of Potter Road and U.S. 441 from Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. € U.S. 98/U.S. 441, SR 78 and the access road to Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail: Construction project: Crews are making improvements at various locations along U.S. 98/U.S. 441, State Road 78 and the access road to the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail in Okeechobee. Work includes sidewalk construction, shoulder widening, base work, drainage improvements, curb & gutter, guardrail removal, signing and pavement marking, signalization and lighting. Use caution and watch for workers close to the road. The contractor is American Lighting & Signalization. Estimated completion date is spring of 2018. € SR 70 from SW 78th Terrace to North Parrott Avenue/U.S. 441 from S R 70 to Osceola County: Maintenance permit project: Utility work will be close to the roadway in urban areas but further away in rural areas. Please use caution in these areas and watch for crews working close to the roadway. Road Watch

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18 Okeechobee News July 20, 2018 Are you a local realtor looking to maximize your reach to potential clients? Feature your best properties in this weekly real estate directory. Contact 863.763.3134 to discuss advertising today! R E D Julia Parker863.801.3489 | Of“ce: 863.763.6000BASSWOOD ESTATES ~ .50 Acre residential lot FULLY CLEARED with mature shade oaks. Can be subdivided into two buildable residential lots. Consistently dry after rains. Located in homes only community on a paved, county maintained road. Centrally located near grade schools, state college, hospital, airport. Offered at $26,000 Call Julia Parker at 863-801-3489 COUNTRY HILLS ESTATES ~ 4.73 Acres wooded residential parcel contains mostly mature shade Oaks. Appears to be high and dry after rains. Located on paved road with nicely maintained homes in vicinity. Offered at $120,000 Call Julia Parker at 863-801-3489 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Se Habla Espaol1200 S. Parrott Ave. € Of“ce: 863-763-2104 Visit our website to view more listings | www.Century21okeechobee.com | admin@c21okee.com 4001-M: Blue Cypress 1BD/1BA, 1,112 Total Sq Ft, Merit Park Model. Neat, clean and cute! Screened porch, shed, paved driveway. HOA, Active comm w/ amenities including golf course, pool, clubhouse, $69,000 MLS # 212782 2002-H: Taylor Creek 5BD/3BA on a beautiful lake access lot, balcony overlooks the water. 3,226 Total Sq Ft/2,358 Screened back porch with fenced back yard, seawall and boat dock. $265,000 MLS # 212118 NEW LISTINGPALM VILLAGE 55+ COMMUNITY. Waterfront 3B/2Ba with a view thats breathtaking! Enclosed FL room with glass sliders. Large screened porch w/utility room and huge shed. Plenty of parking (pavers) for trucks and boats or cars. MLS #212620 $158,000 Call Jody 863-634-1285 HALF ACRE WITH DWMH ON THE RIM CANAL. 3 Bed 2 bath, Fenced with a gate. Additional half acre lots are available3 total. Bring the family for some shing and rim canal living! is is a cutie! Home comes completely furnished and is Beautiful! Call Jody Carter 863-634-1285 Of“ ce (863) 763-5253 € LakeORE.com Lori Mixon Lic. Real Estate Broker (863)634-1457LMixon@MixonGroup.com ~Our Priorities are simple..They’re Yours! OAK LAKE ESTATES ~POOL HOME ~ Cyprus two-story home. 3 Bd/2Ba. Circle drive and foliage greet you as you arrive at this beautifully maintained home. 1622 Sf under air2409 TLA. Great room w/cedar wall and Newer Oak Fresh paint. Balcony in Master suite, seamless shower, 24’ long (3) closets plus walk-in closet. 14x28 gunite pool, 14x24 Screened lanai. Tankless HWH. Lennox A/C. Half Acre. PERFECTION! MLS# 212798 $269,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 RENTALOak Lake Villa 2BD/2BA Remodeled $1000/mo F-L-Sec Call Lori NEW METAL ROOF ON TOP WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA CBS and new paint throughout, enclosed Florida room overlooking the lake access canal, and a 2 car carport. Home is move in ready. MLS 212178 Asking $143,000 Call Jason 863-634-7907

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July 20, 2018 Okeechobee News 19 Vicki Anderson, Lic. RE Broker863.634.4106 PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT „ $850 per month „ 840 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 7 $299,000 863-763-5335 425 SW Park Street BERGER REAL ESTATE www.cbbergerrealestate.comPhilip Y. Berger € Lic. RE Broker TAYLOR CREEK ISLES 2BD/2BA DWMH. Large Florida room, lots of storage. Boat lift and patio. Must see! 10 minutes by water to lock. $174,900 Call Jeff Anderson 863-697-2424 Are you a realtor looking to showcase your listings?We can help with that!Call us today to advertise here! 863.763.3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap.com c o k 2 0 1 8 0 7 2 0 1 9 c r o p p d f 1 2 0 J u l 1 8 0 6 : 0 9 : 4 8

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