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Okeechobee news
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Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 50¢ plus tax Vol. 109 No. 106 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenRodeo action, rain or shineTropical Storm Gordon didnt slow down the action at the Okeechobee Cattlemens Labor Day Rodeo on Monday at the Okeechobee Cattlemens Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441 N. The rodeo goes on rain or shineŽ in the open air arena. For more, see Page 10. 14.61 feetLast Year: 13.65 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Whats wrecking your sleep? ... Page 16 OHS swimmers off to good start ... Page 2 Celebrate at Highlands Hammock Park ... Page 3 OYLS hosts Cattle Battle ... Page 7 Source: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Pet treat tasting event set ... Page 12 Gerald LefebvreLaw Ofces of Lefebvre763.3333Okeechobee, Florida Okeechobee News/ Richard MarionTased for charityOkeechobee City Administrator Marcos Montes De Oca gives a thumbs-up as Taser prongs are removed from his back. Marcos and Matthew Buxton raised over $2,000 for Hospice of Okeechobee and Marthas House during the Labor Day festivities in the park over the weekend. Matthew painted his beard pink while Marcos took a shot from a Taser. Special to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce its Code Enforcement Lien Amnesty Program. This is a program by which persons whose property is subject to an Okeechobee County code enforcement lien may obtain a reduction of the “ne and a release of the lien, County offers amnesty for code enforcement liensSee AMNESTY „ Page 5

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Special to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Girls and Boys Brahman swim teams got off to a great start Tuesday, Aug. 28, as they met three other teams in the “rst meet of the season and defeated Pine School. There were a total of 101 swimmers participating in this double meet, making it quite the excitement for several of the new swimmers and new head coach, Jack Boon. The girls team scores were Okeechobee 103 vs. Pine School 32; Okeechobee 81 vs. South Fork 90; and Okeechobee 76 vs. Jensen Beach 91. The girls relay events highlights were in 200-yard medley relay A squad (Jillian Kennedy, Amy Trent, Alex Boon, Edana Scalf) 2:35.36 placed third; B squad (Gracie Gamiotea, Sydney Hendrix, Ivie Holmes, Jolene Sutton) 2:38.52 placed “fth. 200-yard freestyle relay B squad (Jillian Kennedy, Alex Boon, Edana Scalf, Amy Trent) 2:13.30 placed second; A squad (Sydney Hendrix, Aracely Blesy, Vanessa Johnson, Jolene Sutton) 2:19.77 placed third. 400-yard freestyle relay A squad (Gracie Gamiotea, Aracely Blesy, Ivie Holmes, Vanessa Johnson) 5:53.75 placed sixth. Highlights of the girls individual events were in the 200-yard freestyle Jolene Sutton 2:27.24 placed third; Edana Scalf 2:56.75 placed sixth; Sydney Hendrix 2:58.18 placed seventh. 200-yard individual medley Jolene Sutton 2:58.78 placed third; Amy Trent 3:12.95 placed fourth; Jillian Kennedy 3:21.04 placed sixth. 50-yard freestyle Gracie Gamiotea 29.74 placed “rst; Aracely Blesy 41.42 placed tenth. 100-yard butter”y Alex Boon 1:33.00 placed third; Ivie Holmes 1:35.73 placed fourth. 100-yard freestyle Vanessa Johnson 1:15.70 placed “fth; Ivie Holmes 1:19.22 placed seventh; Aracely Blesy 1:52.69 placed eleventh. 500-yard freestyle Alex Boon 6:55.08 placed third; Edana Scalf 7:50.21 placed “fth; Sydney Hendrix 8:01.74 placed sixth. 100-yard backstroke Jillian Kennedy 1:31.88 placed second; Vanessa Johnson 1:48.33 placed third. 200yard breaststroke Amy Trent 1:33.16 placed fourth; Gracie Gamiotea 1:36.08 placed sixth. The boys team scores were Okeechobee 106 vs. Pine School 49; Okeechobee 68 vs. South Fork 104; and Okeechobee 77 vs. Jensen Beach 85. The boys relay events highlights were in the 200-yard medley relay A squad (Jacob Myers, Kase Myers, Gabriel Bowen, Travis McKenna) 2:07.94 placed third; B squad (Chris DAgostina, Erick Ayala, Rece Smtih, Chance Deen) 2:22.61 placed sixth. 200yard freestyle relay A squad (Dylan DaSilva, Lloyd Herron, Blayne OCain, Chance Deen) 2:11.57 placed “fth. 400-yard freestyle relay A squad (Kase Myers, Chris DAgostina, Jacob Myers, Travis McKenna) 4:00.27 placed “rst; B squad (Gabriel Bowen, Erick Ayala, Cody Wojcieszak, Rece Smith) 4:51.80 placed “fth. Highlights of the boys individual events were in the 200-yard freestyle Jacob Myers 2:22.64 paced third; Cody Wojcieszak 2:53.97 placed seventh; Erick Ayala 3:24.05 placed eighth. 200-yard individual medley Kase Myers 2:41.35 placed third; Gabriel Bowen 2:47.95 placed fourth; Rece Smith 3:16.19 placed sixth. 50-yard freestyle Travis McKenna 26.13 placed third; Chris DAgostina 27.69 placed “fth; Blayne OCain 33.74 placed seventh. 100-yard butter”y Travis McKenna 1:17.16 placed “fth; Gabriel Bowen 1:19.91 placed sixth. 100-yard freestyle Cody Wojcieszak 1:09.49 placed “fth; Rece Smith 1:10.84 placed sixth; Dylan DaSilva 1:12.38 placed eighth. 500-yard freestyle Kase Myers 6:52.00 placed second. 100-yard backstroke Chris DAgostina 1:20.90 placed fourth; Chance Deen 1:32.66 placed sixth. 100-yard breaststroke Erick Ayala 1:31.89 placed fourth; Chance Deen 1:32.50 placed sixth; Dylan DaSilva 1:38.40 placed seventh. These athletes practice before school, starting at 4:45 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. They are dedicated to this sport. This years captains are for the girls team senior Sydney Hendrix, and boys team senior Jacob Myers. The OHS Swim Team has sponsorships available to any businesses who would like to participate, contact Coach Boon at 8011407. The team would like to extend an invitation to the community to come out and support them by attending their two home meets, Sept. 13, at 4:30 p.m. against Port St Lucie; and Oct. 4, at 4:30 p.m. against Centennial High School. Go Brahmans!2 Okeechobee News September 5, 2018 When you get your flu shot at the Publix Pharmacy. Restrictions apply. See pharmacy for details.Free $10 Publix Gift Card $10 Today: Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High near 90F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tonight: A few clouds from time to time. Low 72F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastThursday: Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 86F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Thursday Night: A few clouds. Low near 70F. Winds light and variable. Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low around 70F. Winds light and variable. Okeechobee Forecast OHS swim team does well in “rst meet of the year Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe team would like to extend an invitation to the community to come out and support them by attending their two home meets, Sept. 13, at 4:30 p.m. against Port St. Lucie; and Oct. 4, at 4:30 p.m. against Centennial High School. Go Brahmans!

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September 5, 2018 Okeechobee News 3 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING NOTICE OF IAFF LOCAL 2918 NEGOTIATIONSIAFF Union Negotiations are being held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 beginning at 9:00 a.m. between the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners and the International Association of Negotiations will be held at the Okeechobee County Emergency Management Building located at 707 NW 6th Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, Florida Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Join them for a bilingual story hour, nature activity and the Junior Ranger ProgramSpecial to the Okeechobee News SEBRING „ Highlands Hammock State Park is celebrating Literacy Day and Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 8. The park is offering three activities for these special events beginning with a story hour on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. The public is cordially invited to join Sebring Librarian Maria Chenique and Sebring High instructor Dr. Sonia Rivera for a selection of stories and poems in Spanish and English that will delight adults as well as children. Selections from Sol a Sol, a sweet, lyrical collection of bilingual poems that begins with the sunrise and ends with the setting sun will be featured. Stories include The Bossy Rooster,Ž a traditional Cuban folktale and a favorite from the childrens library. The readings will close w ith The Yellow Flame Tree,Ž a captivating story in which a young boy plants a seed and discovers a wonderful surprise years later. Following the story hour, children may take a short nature hike with Ranger Laura McMullen, which may also be credited as one J unior Ranger activity. At the end of the hike, Ranger McMullen will present the Junior Ranger Program to young people and their parents and guide them through the booklet. The combined nature activity and Junior Ranger Program are scheduled from 11 a.m. to approximately noon. Children who complete the program will receive the Junior Ranger booklet, a certi“cate, membership card and passport. The passport may then be used to work on additional park activities. The Junior Ranger Program is recommended for youngsters aged 6 to 12 years. The story hour will be held in the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, 5931 Hammock Road, Sebring. The nature activity and Junior Ranger Program will be held outdoors in the picnic area in proximity to the CCC Museum. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Park entry fees of $4 per single-occupant vehicle and $6 per vehicle (up to eight people) apply. Park entry fees will be waived for visitors who present a library card, library book, or donate a new or gently used, family-appropriate book on Sept. 8 or Sept. 9. For more information, call the Ranger Station at 863-386-6094. Advance registration for the Junior Ranger Program is requested. Sign up by calling the Ranger Station or by replying via email to laura. mcmullen@dep.state.”.us. Florida state parks are celebrating International Literacy and Hispanic Heritage Months throughout September and October. For a complete list of free educational programs and special events being held in Florida state parks, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org. Celebrate Literacy Day and Hispanic Heritage Month at Highlands Hammock € Ribbon cutting/Relocation Please join us for a Relocation/Ribbon Cutting at Okeechobee Army Surplus, located at 420 N.E. Park Street. The ribbon cutting will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at noon. They are eager to share their new location w ith the public. Come out and celebrate this long-time business that has been an important part of this community. Hope to see you there. € Sept. 13, Rise Up With the Chamber at Brown Cow Sweetery located at 103 S.W. Park St. from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. Mark and Paulette Bragel have invited us back again to their amazing chocolate factory. These coffee connoisseurs have much more to offer in way of their lunch delights, special teas, Lattes, breakfast quiches, soups to die for, ice cream most anyway you like it, and with such a friendly inviting atmosphere, youll want to keep coming back for more. I can smell the coffee brewing now, cant you? € OK Corral Gun Club, 9449 N.E. 48th St. Youve heard of it, you know its there but you just havent ventured out. Now is your chance. Join the chamber at The OK Corral Gun Club on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and “nd out what youve been missing. Come early because there is a lot to see. Located on 380 acres, its Floridas premier shooting club and western town hosting 10 outdoor shooting venues, 24 rustic chic cabins, two banquet venues, a restaurant, a fully stocked proshop and a staff that never stops smiling. You will leave wanting to book your next event there. Our strong recommendation is to RSVP, particularly for the tour, as space is limited. Beverages and snacks will be served and all attendees will receive a free gift. 5 p.m. Tours of the facility 5:45 p.m. Educational icebreaker 6 p.m. Club presentation with the General Manager and Events Director € Concealed Weapons Classes are starting up again after a short summer recess. Saturday, Sept. 22, will be the next scheduled class starting at 8:30 a.m. until noon. Cost is $40 person and class size is limited. All persons interested must register prior to the class by “lling out an application at the chamber or by signing on to the chamber website at okeechobeebusiness.com. Look for Concealed Weapons Class scrolling on the left side of the page under scheduled events. You can click on that area and then go directly to “ling out the registration. All persons that have completed the application form and paid in full by Thursday, Sept. 20, will meet at the chamber of“ce and then travel as a class to the designated range. € Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Expansion of 2nd Street Pizza, located at 202 N.E. Second St. The ribbon cutting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at noon. They are eager to share their expansion and their NEW Bagel Explosion with the public. Come out and celebrate with Ralph and his crew as they share all the various types o f bagels that they can prepare. Im sure there will be some bagel tasting too! Hope to see you there. Chamber of Commerce News Special to the Okeechobee NewsRanger Laura McMullen leads children on a nature hike following the Literacy Day story hour.

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SR 710 extension plan€ How can anyone with any sense think it is a good idea to merge additional highway traf“c with all the high-school congestion? They can move it farther north and have the intersection by the Division of Forestry. DOT keeps messing up almost every project they do here (441 at Cemetery Road, 70 at Southwest 24th Avenue, and recently the main intersection); what makes you think they will not mess this up?Ž … Jamie Gamoitea € I think its pointless to dump all that traf“c out on U.S. 441 there. Then where are they going?Ž … Billy Barton € Wasnt this planned 10 years ago?Ž … Jason Kite € How much of our local economy is made up of the just passing through traf“c? It seems like this extension is giving outsiders a way to completely bypass our town and therefore bypass those quick little stops that happen so often on road trips.Ž … Lacey Cunningham-Jennings € Looks like another headache like the State Road 70 project.Ž … Rose Lang € ŽIts just a road to tie the industrial parks together.Ž … Buddy Davis € This road plan means the Okeechobee Utility Authority groundwater treatment plant and well “eld would be out of operation. What will happen if a hurricane clogs the surface water intake and makes the groundwater plant inoperable, as it did in 2005? What if theres an algae bloom on the north end of the lake? Are we willing to risk having the Rim Canal as our only backup water supply? Its not like you can just put a well “eld anywhere you want. Easier to reroute the road than to put in a new well “eld and water treatment plant. Is DOT going to pay for a new water treatment plant and well “eld? How much will that add to the project cost?Ž … K. Booker € Having truck bypass traf“c come out just south of the hospital is going to be a nightmare. Leaving the hospital, its nearly impossible to go south now. You have to go north and then make a U-turn. Unless FDOT puts in a traf“c light at the hospital to help people get in and out of the hospital parking lot, this plan wont work.Ž … Anonymous € I know a lot of people who are not happy with the planned SR 710 extension were not comfortable giving a public comment at the meeting, or were unable to attend the meeting. Please spread the word that everyone can still comment in writing and send it directly to FDOT.Ž … S. Jones Editors note: FDOT will accept public comment on the plan through Sept. 10. Written comments may be mailed to Walter Breuggenman, Florida Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL 33831 or emailed to walter.breuggenman@dot.state.”.us.Dont feed the algae€ To add to Dr. Havens comments and follow the nutrient sources, switching to septic from sewer will not be bene“cial until we better manage the amount of waste from local treatment plants. This bio-waste is added to ag “elds, applied to local watersheds and along the Kissimmee River, only to contribute phosphorous and nitrogen back into waterways in an ever-revolving, repeating cycle feeding the blooms. One of the solutions has to be “nding alternatives to spreading biowaste on ag “elds. We need to explore technologies available to our state and take a leading role in grappling with this source of pollution.Ž … Paul Lara € We need to ban glyphosate-based herbicides as well. Glyphosate is a phosphonate-based herbicide. Cyanobacteria can ”ourish using phosphonate as a source of nutrients. Glyphosate also kills off competition from competing algae because they are not resistant to glyphosate the way cyanobacteria is.Ž … Andrew Kramer September 5, 2018 4 OPINION Okeechobee News Public Forum/Speak Out Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independent’s mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community’s deliberation of public issues.Speak Out 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! Guest CommentaryBy Bob CareySpecial to the Okeechobee NewsImagine losing both your legs while serving your country, only to be told the Department of Veterans Affairs cant provide you the wheelchair you need. The VAs not sure when one will become available. So they tell you to stay in bed. This is the situation many severely injured veterans find themselves in today. Amazingly, its what the VAs own rules direct the agency to do. These rules are called standards of care. And theyre woefully inadequate for veterans with catastrophic servicerelated disabilities. The VA must overhaul the way it cares for veterans and ensure disabled vets get the care they need, whether within the VA or outside it. The VAs standards of care, drug formulas, and rules for access to medical equipment are designed for the average disabled veteran „ say, a mobile 60-year-old man with a bad back. There are thousands of veterans who have different needs. Many are young people returning home with missing limbs or traumatic brain injuries. They may have small children „ or be unmarried and living with older parents. Up to 4,000 veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are classified as catastrophically disabled.Ž That means theyve suffered at least one injury that permanently compromises their ability to carry out the activities of daily living,Ž per the VAs official guidelines. The VA doesnt take the needs of these veterans into account. An octogenarian triple-amputee undergoing physical therapy faces the same wait times and treatment options as a vet with a bad knee. Theres zero flexibility for the catastrophically disabled. Lack of access to adequate urgent care is particularly galling. One vet who lost an arm, a leg, and his ear drums at the hands of an explosive device battles chronic infections. Without ear drums, water easily gets into his inner ear. That fluid incubates infection, which can become life-threatening. But the standard of care and medical appointment triage system directed he wait two weeks before getting treatment, even though his injuries grew worse by the second. His family lobbied for a shorter wait. But he still had to idle for four days, during which his condition deteriorated. Catastrophically disabled veterans struggle to obtain the right drugs. VA administrators often reject coverage without explaining why. That could have severe consequences. According to Vietnam Veterans of Americas Executive Policy Director Rick Weidman, Lack of proper medication at the proper time because it wasnt on the formula can lead to all kinds of health impacts that can cost [more].Ž Men and women who have sacrificed their bodies for their country are being repaid with indifference. These standards of care inflict needless suffering. Fortunately, Congress and the president are beginning to address these problems. President Trump recently signed the VA MISSION Act, which dramatically expands veterans medical choices. More remains to be done. Standards of care need to be customized for the catastrophically disabled so they can receive expedited and specific treatment. The VA must also revise its formulas so vets with catastrophic disabilities can access the drugs, devices and medical equipment they need. Finally, catastrophically disabled veterans need separate access standards for getting non-VA healthcare, so they can go to the doctor of their choosing rather than traveling to see an approvedŽ provider. Veterans with catastrophic disabilities have made sacrifices in the service of our nation. Giving them anything but optimal care is not just disrespectful „ its inhumane. Bob Carey is a retired U.S. Navy captain and chief advocacy officer at The Independence Fund. VA must not neglect disabled veterans

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Code Enforcement Lien Amnesty Program frequently asked questions September 5, 2018 Okeechobee News 5 Crossword Puzzle if the property is found to be in compliance w ith all Okeechobee County codes and ordinances. The amnesty program bene“ts a landowner whose property was the subject of a code enforcement action, by providing a method by which the “ne can be substantially reduced and the lien can be released. The Amnesty Program also bene“ts the citizens and businesses of Okeechobee County by encouraging property owners to correct v iolations, thereby maintaining the appearance of the county and protecting property v alues. For the limited time period, from Sept. 1 through Jan. 31, 2019, affected property owners will have the opportunity to apply for a reduction of outstanding “nes and a release of liens on their real property in unincorporated Okeechobee County. Availability of the amnesty program: The Amnesty Program is available to all property owners with existing code enforcement liens who are in compliance with all County codes and ordinances on all properties owned in unincorporated Okeechobee County, or who come into compliance by Feb. 28, 2019. The Amnesty Program is available to all properties within the unincorporated area of Okeechobee County. Application and review process: Completed applications, together with the application fee, can be mailed or hand delivered to the Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Department, 1700 N.W. Ninth A ve., Suite A, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The deadline for submitting the application is J an. 31, 2019. The deadline for bringing properties into compliance is Feb. 28, 2019. There is a non-refundable application fee of $75, to cover the inspection of each property which was the subject of the action taken by the Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Board or Okeechobee County code enforcement special magistrate (the subject propertyŽ). For each additional parcel owned by the same property owner in unincorporated Okeechobee County, the applicant must pay an additional application fee of $50. Other properties are involved because Florida law provides that a recorded code enforcement order constitutes a lien against the land on which the violation was found, as well as on any other real or personal property owned by the violator within the county where the order was recorded. At the time of the application, all property taxes must be paid and current (not delinquent), and the property owner must give consent for an Okeechobee County code of“cer to enter upon the property for such inspections as are necessary to determine compliance. Reduction and release: The Board of County Commissioners has approved the following reduction schedule: for all liens under $500, a 50 percent reduction; for all liens of $500 or more: € a ”at fee of $1,000; or € 25 percent of the amount of the unpaid lien as of the date of the application; or € 15 percent of the value of the property upon which the code enforcement action was based (valueŽ will be de“ned as the just value set in the records of the Okeechobee County property appraiser as of the date of the application); whichever is less. For full details about the Amnesty Program, contact the Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Department by telephone at 863-763-5548, or in person at 1700 N.W. Ninth Ave., Suite A, Okeechobee, FL 34972, or see the Okeechobee County website at www.co.okeechobee.”.us. A MNESTYContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee News What is the Amnesty Program? Answer: The Amnesty Program is a program by which persons whose property is subject to an Okeechobee County code enforcement lien may obtain a reduction of the “ne and a release of the lien, if the property is found to be in compliance with all Okeechobee County codes and ordinances. What are the bene“ts of the Amnesty P rogram? Answer: The Amnesty Program bene“ts a landowner whose property was the subject of a code enforcement action, by prov iding a method by which the “ne can be substantially reduced and the lien can be released. The Amnesty Program also bene“ts the citizens and businesses of Okeechobee County by encouraging property owners to correct violations, thereby maintaining the appearance of the county and protecting property values. When can I apply for the Amnesty P rogram? Answer: Applications will be accepted during the “ve-month period from Sept. 1, through Jan. 31, 2019. Applications received after Jan. 31, 2019 will not be considered. How do I apply to participate in the A mnesty Program? ACROSS 1 Wife of 25-Down 5 Flipping burgers, e.g. 10 Victorious shout 14 Sylvesters speech problem 15 Now, in Nuevo Len 16 Nixed, at NASA 17 Corrosive stuff 18 Be homesick (for) 19 Country legend Tennessee Ernie __ 20 Gradually exhaust 22 Helpful staffers 23 Amiss 24 Nag 26 Embarrassing slip-ups 29 Bottom-line red ink 32 Thats all she __Ž 33 Bear shelter 35 Infamous vampire, familiarly 36 Ones self 37 Salon task 40 Korean carmaker 41 Like Lady Godiva on horseback 43 Author __ Stanley Gardner 44 Upright 46 Darkest lunar phase 48 Some school uniform parts 49 Salon task 50 Part of a progression 51 Corned beef solution 53 Ogden Nash specialty, and a hint to this puzzles circles 57 Count for something 58 Cooper of shock rock 60 Pre-euro Italian money 61 Sign of the future 62 German thanks 63 One of seven for Julia LouisDreyfus 64 Skin growth 65 Ice cream helping 66 SlamminŽ slugger Sammy DOWN 1 Imperfection 2 Grain in some cakes 3 Where billions live 4 Rising air current 5 City VIPs 6 Like taffy 7 Cusack or Crawford 8 Bobby of the Bruins 9 Outlaw 10 Shortstops realm 11 Furniture maker, e.g. 12 Puss in BootsŽ baddie 13 Signaled yeses 21 Geeky type 22 Singer Garfunkel 24 Derogatory 25 Husband of 1Across 26 Miracle on 34th StreetŽ actor Edmund 27 Pick a fight (with) 28 Restaurant reviewer 30 Superdome NFLer 31 Tons 33 SNLŽ producer Michaels 34 Piercing tool 38 13 popes 39 Teamed, as oxen 42 Highly respected 45 Baby bottle parts 47 __-man band 48 Meryl of The Iron LadyŽ 50 Great, in show biz 51 It may be furrowed 52 __ Lama Ding DongŽ: doo-wop hit 53 Sot 54 Wheels for the well-heeled 55 Akimbo limbs56 Divine Secrets of the __ SisterhoodŽ 58 Magazine fillers 59 Fond du __, Wisconsin By Ed Sessa 2016 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 03/22/16 03/22/16 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: xwordeditor@aol.comAnswer: Simply complete the Amnesty Application Form in its entirety, and mail or hand deliver it, together with your Application Fee, to the Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Department, 1700 N.W. Ninth Ave., Suite A, Okeechobee, FL 34972. What is the amount of the Application Fee? Answer: There is a non-refundable application fee of $75, to cover the inspection of the property which was the subject of the action taken by the Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Board or Okeechobee County code enforcement special magistrate. For each additional parcel owned by the same property owner in unincorporated Okeechobee County, there is an additional fee of $50 per property. Is the Amnesty Application Form required to be notarized? Answer: Yes. Notaries are available at the Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Department. Why are my other properties involved? Answer: Florida law provides that a recorded code enforcement order constitutes a lien against the land on which the violation was found, as well as on any other real or personal property owned by the violator within the county where the order was recorded. Are both residential and commercial properties eligible for the Amnesty Program? Answer: Yes. All properties within unincorporated Okeechobee County are eligible. Are there any other conditions I must satisfy to be eligible for the Amnesty Program? Answer: Yes. Your property taxes must be paid in full (not delinquent), and you must give consent for an Okeechobee County code of“cer to enter upon your property for such inspections as are necessary to determine compliance. Will I have to attend a hearing to participate in the Amnesty Program? Answer: No. Okeechobee County code of“cers will make an inspection of your property, and if no violations are found, you will be noti“ed of the reduced amount. I f any property is found to be violation of an y County codes or ordinances, you will be advised as to the corrective action necessary to bring such property into compliance. What is the deadline? Answer: Any real property you own within unincorporated Okeechobee Count y must be in compliance by Feb. 28, 2019, in order for you to receive the amnesty reduction.

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6 Okeechobee News September 5, 2018 A my Hami l ton Bos l ey, 55 OKEE C HOBE E „ A my Hamilton Bosle y di ed S e p t. 1 2018 S he w as born S e p t. 4 1962 in Walton N.Y. to C arl a nd Mar g uerite (Con k l in ) Hamilton. A res i d en t o f Okeechobee since 201 5, she en j o y ed photograph y. M rs. Bosel y i s su r vi ved b y her hu s band, Br i an Bosle y of Okeechobee; and sisters, Diane Yunker (Don) of North Carolina Denise Weideman ( Ian ) of New York, and Rae Youngblood, o f O keechobee; and n i eces and nephews, T rac y H u ff Cod y Webber, Cameron Youngblood, D anny Pindar, John Riggs, Jr., and Jennifer A l ba n o. Vi s it a ti on w i ll be 10 a.m. un ti l serv i ces a t 11 a .m. F r i day, S ept. 7, 2018 at Buxton & Bass O kee c h ob ee Fu ner a l H o me Those wishing to leave a message o f c ondolence may s i gn the reg i ster book at, w ww .O kee c h ob ee Fu ner a lH o me .com A ll arrangements are entrusted to the d irection and care o f the Buxton & Bass O keechobee F uneral Home 400 North Par rott Avenue Okeechobee Florida 34972 L. Carl Ferrero Jr. 77 OKEECHOBEE „ L. Carl Ferrero Jr. Okeechobee, formerl y of Virden passed awa y W ednesday, A ug. 29, 2018 at Memor i al Me d ical C enter. H e was born O ct. 6, 1940 in Spring“eld, t he son of Louis and G lenna Moore F errero, S r. He was p receded i n d eath b y h i s parents; a son, T ony F errero and a s i ster, Luann Bert o li n o. H e marr i ed Bonn i e Kazensk i on F eb. 6, 1960. H e was a member of the brick layers union f or 60 y ears S urvivin g are his wife, Bonnie; one dau g h ter, Andrea (Ken) Violet of Auburn; three grandchildren, Erica (Roger) King, Aaron ( Danielle ) Hemberger and Chris Violet; nine great-grandch i ldren; one great-great-gran d d au g hter; several n i eces and nephews. Visitation will be f rom 9:30 a.m. till time o f serv i ces at 11 a.m., F r i day, S ept. 7, 2018 at Bramle y Funeral Home in Auburn with Rev. J ames Palakudy o f“ ciating. Burial will be at a l ater date in Virden C emeter y M emorials ma y be made to the Auburn E mergency Squad or Memorial C ardiolog y D e p artment c/o Memorial Medical C enter F ounda ti on. Condolences may be left online at bramley y y f h .com Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guestbooks. A link to the obituaries is available at okeechobeenews.net. Obituaries V FW Auxiliary serves dinnerThe VFW Auxiliary will serve steak sandw iches on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 W. All proceeds to b ene“t Florida military veterans in distress. F or information, call 863-467-2882.BHR Moose to serve pork dinnerBuckhead Ridge Moose, 1016 Linda Road, will have a pork chop dinner, fried or grilled, with all the “xings for a $7.50 donation. Dinner is served on Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is welcome.Legion will serve tacosAmerican Legion Post 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will serve margaritas and tacos from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5. T he grill will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entertainment by Jay and Patty runs from 3 until 6 p.m. V eterans to meetU.S. military veterans of all branches are invited to join us for the monthly meeting of the Okeechobee Chapter of the Vietnam V eterans of America Thursday, Sept. 6 at Cowboys BBQ, 202 N.E. Seventh Ave., at 7 p.m. Please arrive by 6 p.m., if placing a food order. V FW serves Friday dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 SR 78 W., in Buckhead will serve dinner on Friday, Sept. 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. T he 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, Sept. 7 come and enjoy dinner at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Everyone is welcome. Dinner will be “sh, s hrimps 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.Free mens chorale concert setBig Lake mens chorale will host a conc ert on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the F irst United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Admission is free. For information, call 863-763-4600.Legion will host triviaAmerican Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Trivia on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. For information, call 863763-5309.Amvets host 5-card bingoJoin Amvets Post 200, 3651 U.S. 441 S.E. Suite 6, on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. for “ve-card bingo. For information, call 863-484-8135.Church will host bingoSacred Heart Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will host bingo on Monday, Sept. 10 Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the fun will begin at 7 p.m.Retired Educators to meetThe Okeechobee Retired Educators will meet on Monday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef OBradys. Anyone who has retired from working in any school system, in any capacity, is eligible to join us!Legion host 5-card bingoAmerican Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host “ve-card bingo on Monday, Sept. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. with lunch served at 12:30 p.m. For information, call 863-7635309.Childrens Council to meetThe Childrens Services Council of Okeechobee will have its “rst public budget hearing for the year 2018-2019 on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5:01 p.m., in the Okeechobee County School Board of“ce, Room 303 at 700 S.W. Second Ave.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will hold its “rst meeting after the summer break on Monday, Sept. 17 at noon in the museum, 1850 U.S. 98 N. Bring a covered dish to share, $10 for your yearly dues and get caught up on all the projects that have been occurring since our last meeting in June! We hope to have a good turnout to hear Dale Barrett speak on his experiences in uncovering the logs at the Raulerson Log Cabin.Democrats chapter to meetThe Okeechobee Chapter of the Democratic Party of Florida welcomes you to attend their monthly meeting held on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Beef O Bradys, 608 S. Parrott Ave.Luncheon honors donorsOkeechobee Educational Foundation invites you to a luncheon honoring donors on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at noon at the First United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall, 200 N.W. Second St. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 19 to 863-462-5000 EXT 257 or email erin.moore@okee.k12.”.us. Community Events Brought to you by:Lic#CAC053793 • Lic#CFC022585 863.763.6461 Plumbing • AC Septic Sew-a-thon setA Case for SmilesŽ (formerly Conkerr Cancer) is having a charity pillowcase sewa-thon on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. This is in coordination with the annual MOPS (Miles of Pillowcase Smiles) held every September. (Did you know that it takes 2,112 pillowcases to make one mile of smiles?) This year it will be held at the Church of Our Saviour Parish Hall, 200 N.W. Third St. Bring your sewing machine or serge and sew with other ladies of our community who want to help make a difference in the lives of children with cancer or other life-changing illnesses. Bring 100 percent cotton child-friendly fabric or sew up a pre-cut kit. Bring a lunch and join in on the fun! Call Peggy at 863-763-4972 or Joan at 561-385-8216 for further information.Caregiver Conference setAn Okeechobee Fearless Family Caregiver Conference will take place Thursday, Sept. 20 at the IRSC Williamson Conference Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with lunch included. Learn to balance family, work and caregiving, plus much more. There are limited free tickets for caregivers. For information or to register, call 877-829-2734 or visit caregiver. com.Public Lands Day setEnjoy the beautiful fall weather and have fun helping us protect your Historic Okeechobee Battle“eld! We will be handpulling or clipping invasive exotic weeds and picking up trash on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. You will be provided with gloves, garbage bags, water and snacks. All volunteers will receive a free Florida state park day pass! For information, call the park of“ce at 863-462-5360 or email Ashley.haymond@”oridadep.gov.Ladies conference setOpen Hands Health Center is pleased to offer a free livestream of True Woman 2018. This ladies conference is led by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and will be held at The Big Lake Baptist Association, 210 N.E. Seventh St. This conference livestream starts Sept. 27 with Session 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Sept. 28 Session 2 from 9 a.m. to noon, Session 3 from 2 to 5 p.m., Session 4 from 7 to 10 p.m., and Sept. 29 Session 5 from 9 a.m. to noon. Topics include: The truth about sin, sexuality, gender identity, priorities, marriage, children, circumstances, the truth about consequences, emotions, God and His word. The conference concludes discussing The True Woman movement: where do we go from here. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each session. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for each session, as seats are limited and registrants will have preference. Call 863-801-7737 to register or sign up on Facebook at Open Hands Health Centers Event Page.

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September 5, 2018 Okeechobee News 7 By Richard MarionOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show hosted the annual Junior Florida Cattlemens A ssociation Prospect Show on Aug. 25 and 26 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. The prospect show had 568 entries, and over 200 exhibitors brought their cattle into the show to be judged by Corey Sanchez and Tagg Taylor, who hail from Texas. Kimberly Wojcieszak of the Okeechobee Y outh Livestock Market says this year featured the largest number of exhibitors the show has ever seen. The atmosphere was really fun and encouraging,Ž said Mrs. Wojcieszak. There w as a lot of incredible sportsmanship displayed. Its a family affair, too, so you have the little ones showing their older brothers and sisters animals off before the show even starts. It really encourages that next generation of showmanship.Ž Showmanship is the one area of exhibiting cattle over which the competitors showing their animals have the most control. In showmanship, you are judged on your abilities to control and present your steer or heifer to bring out its best characteristics. The Future Farmers of America club was also on hand to run the concession stands, w hich helped raise money for the group. Mrs. Wojcieszak says the event would not have been possible without the support of sponsors in the community. She thanked the Okeechobee County Tourism Development Council, Cattlemans Market, Everglades Farm Equipment, Demott, Siboney Ranch, Russakis Ranch, SSD Landscaping, Okeechobee Feed, Ag 98 Trailer Sales, Country Feed and Schoonmaker Electric for helping to make the show happen. It was my “rst year with this event,Ž said Mrs. Wojcieszak, so it was very new to me. It was a really awesome thing to be a part of.Ž Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show hosts 2018 Cattle Battle Special to the Okeechobee NewsTyrstan Hobby holds her “fth place overall Senior Showmanship Award. Special to the Okeechobee NewsJunior Florida Cattlemens Association princesses Karsen King (left) and Lilly Larson (right) enjoyed the Cattle Battle.

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8 Okeechobee News September 5, 2018 Hoss Hoss CARPORTS, SCREEN ROOMS & MORE! ALUMINUM LLC (863) 634-7442 (863) 634-7442 Lic# OCSL 1583-01INSURED NEAL LONG CONSTRUCTION CO.GENERAL CONTRACTORS863.357.3313PLUMBING, MECHANICAL & ROOFING CONTRACTORS11781 SE HWY 441 OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974neallongconstruction.com neallong@contractor.netCGC1518089 • CMC1249343 • CFC058088 • CCC1328973Top Quality Attention to Detail On Time Reasonable Prices Tree Trimming & Removal Debris Removal & Hauling • Bobcat Services Mike Owner/Operator Email: Mike@xpsinc.com PROPERTY SERVICES, INC. 863.634.7512 A-1 BushhoggingFields and Lots Call Today 843-922-1425 Stokes Trucking & Environmental Service, LLC -Dump Truck -Skid Steer -Fill Dirt -Millings -Shell Rock -Mulching -Site Prep Gary E. Stokes, Jr. (863) 634-3835 This space is available! Call 863-763-3134 Ask about Give Me A Call By Richard MarionOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Brahmans v arsity football team was outmatched by the Lake Wales Highlanders, falling 46-6 in their game on Aug. 31. The Brahmans were full of mistakes in the “rst half. Penalties and fumbled snaps marred every Okeechobee offensive possession, while on defense the Brahmans usually werent able to even lay a hand on the Highlander ball carrier until they were 10 to 15 yards down “eld. One series by the Lake Wales offense seemed to encapsulate the entire game. Tow ard the end of the “rst quarter, the Highlanders were already up 22-0 when they committed a rare mistake; a bad snap from their center gave Okeechobee the opportunity to recover the ball and put a stop to the high-powered Highlander offense. Yet instead of losing the ball, Lake Wales was able to recover the ball itself and turn the potential negative play into a 4-yard gain. As the “rst half came to an end, Lake Wales led 46-0 and the game was all but over. Despite being down by a huge margin, the young Brahman team showed a lot of energy in the second half. Running back Dakota Cox ”ashed with some good runs, and quarterback Veyon Washington scored on a 4-yard touchdown run with a minute remaining in the game. Now the Brahmans will have a bye week to make adjustments and attempt to correct mistakes after back-to-back blowout losses. Practice time on the “eld has been limited the past two weeks due to inclement weather and may have contributed to the many mistakes in the Lake Wales game. After the bye week, Okeechobee will play its “rst district rival of the year when the Brahmans face the Sebastian River Sharks on Sept. 14 at Sebastian River High School. Then the Brahmans will have their “rst home game of the regular season on Sept. 21, when they play Port St. Lucie. Okeechobee last won at home in its preseason game against Jupiter on Aug. 17. Brahmans look to gain experience after loss to Lake Wales The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses this month. All “rearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. The internet completion course will be offered in Okeechobee County on Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The traditional course will be offered in Palm Beach County on Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satis“es hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces. The speci“c locations for these classes will be given to those who register in advance. Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC. com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWCs regional of“ce in West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122. Hunting safety course offered in Okeechobee County c o k 2 0 1 8 0 9 0 5 0 8 c r o p p d f 1 0 5 S e p 1 8 0 6 : 0 8 : 0 7

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September 5, 2018 Okeechobee News 9 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenLabor Day Festival organizers took a chance when they moved the annual parade from Monday to Saturday. The organizers conducted a poll on social media and found the majority of respondents thought the parade would have more participation on Saturday instead of the traditional Monday morning parade time. As it turned out, Saturday morning was bright and sunny. Monday was rainy, thanks to the arrival of Tropical Storm Gordon, so the change from the traditional day was fortunate. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenParade watchers (from left, standing) Akari Morris, Vernetta Pryor, (seated) Denija Browdy and Nausha McNeil enjoyed the fun in Flagler Park on Saturday. The Labor Day Festival was Sept. 1-3 in downtown Okeechobee. Labor Day weekend brings festival and parade Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenMiss Speckled Perch Queen Kelsey Rimes was all smiles as she rode in the Labor Day Parade. Due to a problem with scheduling, the 2018 Miss Speckled Perch Pageant „ which is usually just before the annual March festival „ was not held until May. So the queen missed riding in her own festival parade but was happy to grace her hometowns Labor Day Parade. Miss Rimes was also the 2018 Speckled Perch Festival Pageant Miss Congeniality. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe Okeechobee High School Brahman Band marched in the 2018 Okeechobee Labor Day Parade in downtown Okeechobee. For more parade and festival photos online, go to okeechobeenews.net.

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10 Okeechobee News September 5, 2018 Community Service Through Journalism Print.Web.SocialKeeping you informed on all local news on all multimedia platforms863.763.3134 or okeeadsales@newszap.com € Subscribe: readerservices@newszap.comokeechobeenews.net /okeechobeenews Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe Okeechobee Cattlemens Association continued its Labor Day weekend rodeo tradition with a Bull Bash on Saturday, Sept. 1, and Monday, Sept. 3, at the historic Okeechobee Cattlemens Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441. The rodeo goes on rain or shine, so Saturday afternoons showers and Mondays downpours did not stop the rodeo action, as fans watched from the covered stands. For more rodeo photos online, see the Okeechobee News website at okeechobeenews.net or follow the link on the Okeechobee News page on Facebook. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe kids mutton bustin competition (pictured above and below) is always a crowd favorite at the Okeechobee Cattlemens Rodeo. Children from the audience get a chance to test their skill at riding a sheep. The child who stays on the longest wins a rodeo belt buckle. Its not so easy to hang on to a running sheep, as the youngsters learned. Most of them wound up in the dust, but they shook it off like the cowboys and cowgirls they are. Rodeo goes on, rain or shine HOURSMonday-Saturday 11AM 9PM REOPENING MONDAYS!an ou for our atronage!pe eere ee teir ser!

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Nondenominational gospel sing: If y ou play an instrument, sing or just want to listen, join a gospel sing on any Saturday, from 5 to 7 p.m., at 912 North Park St., across from Elis. This is a nondenominational gathering. Church of Our Saviour, Episcopal Church 200 N.W. Third St., would like to extend an invitation for you to come and w orship with us. All are welcome. Come as y ou are. Church services are Sunday 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 6 p.m. A nurs ery and a comfort room are available for y our use. We offer an Adult Forum and Bible Study on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Childrens Church (ages pre-k through high school) Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Visit our website for more information, churchofoursaviouro keechobee.org, or call the church of“ce Tuesday through Friday 863-763-4843. Christ Fellowship Church 701 S. Parrott Ave., invites all to worship with us. Serv ice times are Sundays, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Childcare and childrens programming, nursery through “fth grade, is provided. We have services for students, grades 6-12, on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Services are exciting, casual, and re laxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest. Visit our website, gochristfellowship.com, or call 561-7997600 for more information. Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church at 4212 U.S. 441 N., would like to invite all to worship in church services. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m., with Sunday morning worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday night Baptist Training Course (BTC) is at 5:30 p.m., followed by Sunday evening worship at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible Study is at 7 p.m., with Wednesday evening Youth Discovery Bible clubs at 7 p.m. For more information call Pastor Donny Raney at 863-763-3681. Faith Alive Family Church at 3075 S.W. Third Terrace, is non-denominational and Pastors Paul and Jen Smith would like to invite all to worship. Sunday service and kids church is at 10:30 a.m. On Wednesday, adult and youth (6th12th grade) service is at 6:30 p.m. Find them on Facebook at Faith Alive Family Church. On Facebook, they are live on Sunday mornings. For information, call 863-6234233. Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 Hwy. 441 S.E., comes with an exciting message of hope, and a vision to reach out to all people in Okeechobee and the surrounding area. Pastor Douglas T. Ryan graduated from Hobe Sound Bible College. Be looking out for him in your community as he boldly encourages people everywhere to start a new exciting life with Jesus Christ as their guide. We welcome all to our family of friendly people who just seek to show you an outpouring of Gods love. Our service on Sunday starts at 10:30 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. We also invite all to our Wednesday or Sunday evening gathering at 6:30 p.m. The Pentecostals of Okeechobee 405 S.W. 10th Ave., have services on the followings days and times: Sunday school, all ages is at 10 a.m.; Sunday word and worship is at 11 a.m.; Tuesday prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m.; and Wednesday worship, Bible study and kids church is at 7 p.m. Pastor Raymond Warren can be reached at 863-634-4567, email: penteofokee@yahoo.com, www. okeepentecostals.com. Spanish services are also available; call for times of services. Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. 9th St., would like to invite the public to attend any or all of their services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashioned preaching and singing. The youth band consists of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as various singing groups. Sunday evening service is at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study and kids bible club is at 7 p.m. The King James Bible is used. For information, please call 863-763-0669. Check out the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/victorybaptistokee. Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church 1057 S.E. 14th Ct., offers Sunday service at 11 a.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m., and Bible study on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pastor is Bishop Maurice Alexander. Church phone is 863-467-9355, church email is truthwisdomlove@gmail.com. The Gathering hosts Joy in the MourningŽ a grief support group and bible study for anyone who has lost a loved one, through death or divorce. All are welcome to attend. The support group will meet every Tuesda y at 2 p.m. at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For more information, call Gretta Spradlin at 863-7630899. Okeechobee Church of Christ 1401 S. Parrott Ave., is now on Facebook at www. facebook.com/okeechobeecoc/, with Evangelist Daniel Stearsman and Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Email: okeecofc@ gmail.com; Phone: 863-763-4477. Okeechobee Church of God 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. The pastor is Chad Keathley. Sunday Services are at 8:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Childrens Church is at 10:45 a.m. Wednesda y at 7 p.m. and Teen Life at 6 p.m. Nurser y is available all the time. For more information, call 863-763-4127 or visit http://www. okeechobeecog.com/ for streaming services or email chadkeathley@att.net. Fountain of Life Church 1302 S.W. 32nd St. Regular Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Childrens church and nursery are available. All are welcome. For information, visit their website at folifechurch.net, their Faceboo k or call 863-763-8945. Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear Gods message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www. plcokee.com. Join the Gathering in Grace and Prayer organization in Flagler Park by the pavilion every Wednesday starting at 7:45 a.m. All are welcome. For more information, call Kathy Rose at 863-697-1123 or chec k them out on Facebook. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite everyone to visit their Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.W. Second St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome.September 5, 2018 Okeechobee News 11 Lake Okeechobee Real Estate Magazine In Print & Online your best resource for finding your dream home Realtors, to place your advertisement in our magazine, contact one of our dedicated sales representatives 863.763.3134 Find Your Way LakeOkeechobeeRealEstateMagazine.com Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e s G a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c e W a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee Okeechobee churches host services and events Special to the Okeechobee News LAKELAND „ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union reports strong “nancial results in the “rst half of 2018, thanks largely to the continued success of its expansion markets in the greater Orlando and Tampa areas. At the close of the second quarter, assets totaled $3.24 billion, up almost $190 million for the year. Following a record-setting second quarter, our net income for the “rst half of 2018 was just over $20 million,Ž comments Zelda V. Abram, MIDFLORIDAs Chief Financial Of“cer. Much of the companys growth can be attributed to the addition of more than 16,000 new members so far in 2018, with the credit union now boasting more than 300,000 members. MIDFLORIDA anticipates that momentum from the “rst half of 2018 will continue throughout the year and into 2019. By early next year, the credit union will open their “rst Hernando County branch in Spring Hill and two additional branches in St. Lucie County. About MIDFLORIDA Credit Union MIDFLORIDA is a state-chartered “nancial institution headquartered in Lakeland. MIDFLORIDA Credit Union is open for membership to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school within its Central Florida service area, which spans from coast to coast. 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12 Okeechobee News September 5, 2018 Disasters happen. Prepare now. Learn how.Special to the Okeechobee NewsMIAMI „ September is National Preparedness Month, the perfect time to get y our household ready for an emergency. The American Red Cross South Florida Region urges everyone to make sure they are prepared for a disaster and not wait until an emergency occurs and its too late. This is the time of year when hurricanes, ”oods, wild“res and other large disasters can happen,Ž said Joanne Nowlin, chief executive of“cer for the American Red Cross South Florida Region. You should take steps now to be ready if an emergency occurs. Its critical that all members of your household know what to do.Ž BE READY TO EVACUATE Whether the emergency is a home “re or something bigger like a hurricane, the situation may force you to leave your home. There are ten steps you can take now to be prepared if the emergency makes it unsafe to re main at home: 1. Follow the instructions of of“cials and evacuate if told to do so. 2. Leave early enough to avoid being trapped by severe weather. 3. Remember you may have to get out on foot depending on the type of disaster. If you dont have a car, or cant use your vehicle, plan on how you will leave the area. 4. If you have a car, keep the gas tank full if an evacuation order is possible. Dont let the tank go below half full in case gas stations are unable to pump gas. 5. Decide where you would go and what route you would take to get there. This could be a motel, the home of a friend or relative a safe distance away, or an evacuation shelter. Download the free Red Cross Emergency App to “nd shelter information and weather and emergency alerts for more than 35 different situations. 6. If you have time, let someone out of the region know you are evacuating and where you are going. Leave a note saying when you left and where you plan to go. 7. Wear sturdy shoes and clothing that provides some protection. 8. Be alert for road hazards such as downed trees, ”ooding, etc. Do not drive onto a ”ooded road. 9. Practice evacuating your home twice a year. Grab your emergency kit and drive your planned evacuation route. Include an alternate route in a different direction in case one is impassible. Make sure you have locations and maps saved on devices such as cellphones and GPS units and on paper. 10. Dont forget your pets. If its not safe for you to stay home, its not safe for them either. Prepare a phone list of pet-friendly motels and animal shelters located along your evacuation route. Keep in mind only service animals are usually allowed in sheltersThree easy stepsGetting prepared is easier than it sounds. There are three basic steps: € Get a kit. Pack the following items in an easy-to-carry container … a gallon of water per person, per day; non-perishable food; flashlight and hand-crank or battery-powered radio; extra batteries; sanitation and personal hygiene items; copies of important papers; extra cash and any medical or baby supplies family members may need. See full details at https://www.redcross.org/get-help/ how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/survival-kit-supplies.html. € Make a plan. Have all members of your household help devise your emergency plan. Consider what emergencies could happen where you live; what to do if you are separated and how will you let loved ones know you are safe. Find full details and easy-to-use plan templates at https://www.redcross.org/get-help/ how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/makea-plan.html. € Be informed. Learn what disasters are common to your area. Find out ho w local authorities will let you know an emergency is happening. Make sure at least one household member is trained in first aid and CPR in case help is delayed during a disaster. You can also download the Red Cross First Aid App at redcross. org/apps to have instant access on ho w to handle common first aid emergencies. Learn how to get fully informed about emergencies at https://www.redcross. org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/be-informed.html. About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nations blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Facebook or Twitter at @SFLRedCross. Red Cross urges everyone to get ready for disasters The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in”uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). € Karla Mae Barnett, 48, State Road 78 W est, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 30 by Deputy Kenneth Hernandez on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) without a valid prescription and misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance (cannabis) without a valid pre scription, possession of drug paraphernalia, contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a child and resisting of“cer without violence. Her bond was set at $9,000. € Jeff Omelus, 18, Second Avenue North, Lake Worth, was arrested Aug. 31 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on an outof-county felony warrant charging him with robbery with a “rearm, burglary of occupied conveyance and unlicensed carrying of concealed “rearm. He is being held without bond. € Robert Earl Davis, 36, Southeast 42nd Trace, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 31 by Deputy Ivan Aristy on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) without a valid prescription and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $6,000. € Ronald Lee Jackson Jr., 26, North Tucker Ridge Road, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 31 by Deputy Daniel Eng on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) without a valid prescription, possession with intent to sell a controlled substance (cocaine), and misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance (cannabis) without a valid prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $52,000. € Amanda Miguel, 25, Northwest 32nd Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 1 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in”uence. Her bond was set at $1,000. € Jarrod Wayne Hair, 27, State Road 710 East, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 1 by Deputy Greg Mullen on two DOC felony warrants charging him with violation of probation sale, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance and violation of probation criminal mischief with property damage ($1,000 or more). He is being held without bond. € Darryl Jerome Faniel II, 32, Sims Road, Gibsonton, was arrested Sept. 2 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on a felony charge of battery by a person who is being detained in a jail upon other detainee. His bond was set at $25,000. € Pablo Martinez, 17, State Road 70 West, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 2 on an Okeechobee County juvenile take and hold warrant charging him with grand theft (motor vehicle) and grand theft (more than $300 but less than $5,000). He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail and transported to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. € Ranasia Shantell McCray, 15, Northeast 39th Boulevard, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 3 by Deputy Quinton Speed on a felony charge of battery on detention or commitment facility staff. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail and transported to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. € Laneijah Durham, 15, U.S. 441 North, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 3 by Deputy Michael Cauley on a felony charge of battery on detention or commitment facility staff. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail and transported to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“rme d and printed. A rrest Report Special to the Okeechobee News Tractor Supply Company is hosting a pet treat tasting event here in Okeechobee, and y ou and your furry friends are invited! The event, planned for Sept. 15, from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., will give pets the chance to sample a variety of pet treats available at Tractor Supply Company, including a selection from Tractor Supplys exclusive 4health brand. In addition to the tasting, attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy 4health Resource Center, Pet Care 101, pet clinic and vaccinations. With so many pet food and treat options available for your four-legged friends, why not let them pick out their favorite?Ž said Todd Thomas, manager of the Okeechobee Tractor Supply store. We have a wide variety of options available at Tractor Supply to ensure that you, and your pet, “nd what you are looking for.Ž This event is open to the public and will take place at 3371 U.S. 441 South. For more information, please contact the Okeechobee Tractor Supply at 863-467-7844. Okeechobee Tractor Supply hosts pet treat tasting event

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September 5, 2018 Okeechobee News 13 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Enviromental S p ecialist I P erforms ins p ections for se p tic construction & soil anal y sis & issues p ermits. Res p onsible S ubmit a pp lication to: https://jobs. p//j Employment Part Time Employment Part Time P renatal/Infant health coalition seeks a p art time, bi-lin g ual Maternity Care Advisor with professional writin g and g reat or g anizational Auctions A U CTI O N E ver y Frida y & S aturday ni g hts at 5:30 9 17 SW P a rk St. ( Behind Eli’s Western Wear ) Quality Consi g nments Acce p ted. Wa tf o r d A u cti o n 1 0 % B P 863-697-8906 AU1843 AB1583 No wonder newspaper readers have more fun!READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY. W e B u y E st a te s Anti q ues, Collectibles, H ousehold, Tools, Jewelr y and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full Time C la ss B CD L Tankwa g on Driver w / ”X” End o rsement – O keech o bee Re gi on Pa lm da le O il C o m p an y is one of the l ar g est family owned p etroleum whole s ale com p an y in the S t a te o f Fl o ri da We s ell diesel, g asoline, m a rine f u els a n d o ils / lubricant. We are currentl y re cruitin g for a Driver i n the O keech ob ee R e g ion. The po s iti o n c o nsists of makin g deliveries o f fuel, diesel & lu b ric a nts. M u st h a ve knowled g e of 4,000 g al tankwa g on and bo x tr u ck d eliveries alon g with all cu r rent D O T Re q uire ments to include, “ X” Endorsement, me d ic a l c a r d a n d clean MRV. We of f f fer our em p lo y ees tra i n i n g compet i tive p a y com p re hensive he a lthc a re packa g e, holiday / v acation p a y and g ood home time. If y ou are i ntereste d in a challen g in g and rewardin g career, call Jim 863.763.3617. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Employment Full Time H eavy Hi g hway Eq ui p ment C o. is l ookin g for equipment op erators. The area o f em p lo y ment will b e in P o rt St. L u cie. *L o ader *D o zer G ra d er *Excavat o r *Laborers P le a se c a ll 56 1-471-41 00 ext 22 4 for an a pp lication. F ax a pp lication to 5 61-253-0085 D FWP/EEO/E-Verif y N O W HIRIN G MANA G ER’ S B U R G ER KIN G 60 4 N.E. P a rk Stree t Okeechobee, FL 3497 2 F ull-Time p osition w / b enefit s Mu st b e ab le t o : Work an y da y /tim e Pass Back g round C heck Work in a fastp ace env i r o nmen t Have g reat people s kill s S en d res u me t o : M McGartland @ bkmark@ro y alsinc.com Employment Medical Medical Assistant Full Time – Must have 1 year exp in the medical field and proof of satisfactory completion of an approved Medical Assistant or CN A Program. Must be able to maintain confidential information, Strong Customer relations skills & Cultural Sensitivity. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. 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 Employment Medical XRay Tech & Medical Assistant/ CNA Please fax resume to 863-467-6833 or complete application at 111 NE 19th Drive, Okeechobee, FL 34972 ADVERTISEand Get Results Business Opportunities NOTICE Independent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you chec k with the Better Business Bureau at 772878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. TIRED O F STAYIN G IN A M O TEL, WO RKIN G IN OU R AREAF U LLY FIRNI S HED 1 a n d 2 BEDR OO M PR O PERTIES. W EEKLY OR M O NTHLY RATES AVAILABLE ( 863 ) 467-4371 Apartments Beauti f ul Samantha’s Garden 2bed/2bath, $900/month. $600 sec. 1 year lease. 2 person occupancy. 863-634-5780. Credit and background chec k FOR SINGLE PERSON OR COUPLE. 2BD/1BA APARTMENT IN TOWN, NEW PAINT & CARPET. NO PETS, $700.00/MO. F/L/S REFERENCES REQUIRED 863-6342820 FOR RENT2BD/1BA APARTMENT VERY CLEAN, LOCATED IN GOOD AREA. $650.00/ MO. PLUS SECURITY CALL NICK 561-3965357 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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14 Okeechobee News September 5, 2018 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRC U IT C OU RT O F THE NINETEENTH J U DICIAL C IRCUIT IN AND F O R O KEECH O BEE C O UNTY, FL O RIDA C IVIL ACTI O N C a s e#: 2 0 1 6 -CA0003 91 W ells Far g o Bank, NA Plaintiff v s F lorentino Martinez; Wilfredo Martinez; Unknown S p ouse of Florentino Marti nez; Unknown S p ouse of Wilfredo Martinez; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, i f livin g and all Unknown Parties claimin g by, throu g h, under and a g ainst the above named Defendant ( s ) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grant t t ees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, if livin g and all U nknown Parties claimin g by, throu g h, under and a g ainst the above named D efendant ( s ) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown P arties ma y claim an interest as S p ouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Cl a im a nt s Defen da nt s N O TICE O F SAL E N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order reschedulin g foreclosure sale or F inal Jud g ment, entered in Civil Case No. 2016-CA-000391 of the Circuit Court o f the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee Count y Florida, wherein Wells F ar g o Bank, NA, Plaintiff and Florentino Martinez are defendant(s), I, Clerk o f Court, Sharon Robertson, will sell to the hi g hest and best bidder for cash in th e J ur y Assembl y Room, on the Second Floor, of the Okeechobee C ount y Judicial Center, 312 N.W. Third Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 be g innin g at 11:00 A.M. o n September 26, 2018 p, 8 8 the following described property as set forth in said Final Jud g ment, to-wit: LOT 8, BLOCK 3, BASSWOOD UNIT ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE O F, AS REC O RDED IN PLAT B OO K 3 PAGE 22, O F THE PUBLIC REC O RDS O F O KEECH O BEE C O UNTY, FL O RIDA. ANY PERS O N CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FR O M THE SALE, IF ANY, O THER THAN THE PR O PERTY O WNER AS O F THE DATE O F THE LIS P ENDENS M U ST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. D ATED THIS 27TH DAY OF JULY, 201 8 S h a r o n R ob erts on CLERK O F THE CIRC U IT C OU RT Okeechobee Count y Florid a B Y: S a n d r a L. Creec h D EP U TY CLERK O F C OU RT Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Per r r so ns With Disabilities If y ou are a p erson with a disabilit y who needs an y accommodation in order to participate in this proceedin g you are entitled, at no cost t o y ou, to the p rovision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Countr y Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, ( 772 ) 807-4370 at least 7 da y s before y our s cheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receivin g this no t ification if the time before the scheduled a pp earance is less than 7 days; if you are hearin g or voice impaired, call 711. S PANI SH : Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita al g u na ada p tacion p ara p oder p artici p ar de este p rocedimiento o eve n t o; usted tiene derecho, sin costo al g uno a que se le provea cierta ay uda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Countr y Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que ten g a que com p arecer en corte o inmediatamente des p ues de haber recibido esta notificacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su compare cencia. Si tiene una disca p acidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. qpp KREY O L : Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou apar r r ey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezw w w en peye anyen pou ou j wen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Countr y Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 j ou avan ke ou g en pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis s a-a ou si le ke ou g en pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 j ou; Si ou p a ka tande ou p ale b y en, rele 711. 278751 ON 8/29;9/5/2018 IN THE CIRC U IT C OU RT O F THE NINETEENTH J U DICIAL C IRCUIT IN AND F O R O KEECH O BEE C O UNTY, FL O RIDA C IVIL ACTI O N C ASE NO.: 47-2018-CA-000013 P NC BANK, NATI O NAL ASS O CIATI O N Pl a intif f v s JEAN BROCKWAY A/K/A JEAN M. BROCKWAY, et al Defendant ( s ) N O TICE O F SALE P U RS U ANT T O CHAPTER 4 S N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Jud g ment of Foreclosure dated Au g ust 1, 2018, and entered in Case No. 47-2018-CA-000013 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee Count y Florida i n which PNC Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Jean M. Brockwa y a/k/a Jean Brockwa y Todd Brockwa y a/k/a Todd A. Brockwa y Indian Ham mock Hunt and Ridin g Club, Inc., are defendants, the Okeechobee County Cler k o f the Circuit Court will sell to the hi g hest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembl y Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee Count y Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd S treet, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okeechobee Count y Florida at 11:00AM o n the 26th day of September, 2018, the followin g described property as set forth in said Final Jud g ment of Foreclosure: LOT 248, INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT & RIDING CLUB, ACCOR D ING T O THE PLAT THERE O F REC O RDED IN PLAT B OO K 4, PAG ES 25 THR O UGH 69, INCLUSIVE, O F THE PUBLIC REC O RDS O F O KEECH O BEE C O UNTY, FL O RIDA. A /K/A 32801 HWY 441 N, LOT 248, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Any person claimin g an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the p ro p ert y owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 6 0 da y s after the sale D ated in Okeechobee County, Florida thls 2nd day of Au g ust, 2018. S HAR O N R O BERTS ON Clerk o f the Circ u it C ou rt Okeechobee Count y Florid a B Y: S a n d r a L. Creec h D e p ut y Clerk Albertelli Law Attorne y for Plaintif f P .O. Box23028 Tam p a, FL 33623 ( 813 ) 221-474 3 ( 813 ) 221-9171 facsimil e e S ervice: s ervealaw @ albertellilaw.com @ In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If y ou are a p erson with a disabilit y who needs an y accommodation in order t o participate in this proceedin g you are entitled, at no cost to you, t o the p rovision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Countr y Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, ( 772 ) 807-4370 at least 7 da y s before y our sched uled court appearance, or immediately upon receivin g this notifica t ion if the time before the scheduled a pp earance is less than 7 da y s; if you are hearin g or voice impaired, call 711. 280571 ON 08/29;9/5/2018 Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT C O URT, NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND F O R O KEECH O BEE C O UNTY, FL O RIDA C ASE N O .: 2017-CA-00002 2 TD BANK N A, Plaintiff v s M ADONNA L. ARNOLD, et al. Defen da nts. N O TICE O F SALE N O TICE IS HEREBY G IVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated A p ril 17, 2018, and entered in Case No. 2017-CA-000022 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee Count y Florida w herein TD Bank, N.A., is Plaintiff, and Madonna L. Arnold, et al., are Defe n dants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the hi g hest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee Count y Judicial Center, Jur y Assembl y Room, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 be g innin g at 11:00 a.m. on September 26 ,2018, the followin g described property as set forth in said Final Jud g ment o f Foreclosure, to wit: THE N O RTH HALF O F L O T 1, BL O CK 1 O F N O RTH LAKE C O UN TRY ESTATES, UNIT 1, ACC O RDING T O THE PLAT THERE O F, AS REC O RDED IN PLAT B OO K 5, PAGE 71, O F THE PUBLIC REC O RDS O F O KEECH O BEE C O UNTY, FL O RIDA. Pro p ert y Address: 302 SW 87th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida 34974-1556 ANY PERS O N CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE S U RPL U S PR O CEEDS F R O M THE SALE, IF ANY, O THER THEN THE PR O PERTY O WNER AS O F THE D ATE O F THE LIS PENDENS M U ST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER T HE S ALE. D ATED this 25th da y of A p ril, 2018. S HAR O N R O BERTS ON Clerk o f Circ u it C ou rt B Y: S a n d r a L. Creec h D e p ut y Clerk If y ou are a p erson with a disabilit y who needs an y accommodation in order to participate in this proceedin g you are entitled, at no cost t o y ou, to the p rovision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie J ohnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Countr y Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, ( 772 ) 807-4370 at least 7 da y s before y our s cheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receivin g this no t ification if the time before the scheduled a pp earance is less than 7 days; if you are hearin g or voice impaired, call 711. 260358 ON 8/29;9/5/2018 Public Notice Public Notice O keechobee Count y School Board meeting for September 6, 2018 The School Board will conduct its regular monthly gp gp meetin g as well as a final public hearin g for adoption o f the 2018-19 milla g e rates and district bud g et on T hursda y Se p tember 6, 2018. The Tuesda y Se p tem ber 11, re g ular meetin g has been cancelled. A ll meetin g s will be conducted in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Office at 700 SW 2nd Av v v enue, Okeechobee, and are o p en to the p ublic. Rental Needed RENTAL NEEDEDOLDER COUPLE LOOKING FOR 3BR/2B A RENTAL, WITH A LONG TERM LEASE OR OPTION TO BUY. PLEASE CALL 304-248-8509 Mobile Homes Sale RV FOR SALE, GOOD CONDITION $4,500.00 CALL 863-763-7164 RV FOR RENT55 OR OLDER PARK, $360.00/ MO. PLUS ELECTRIC. CALL 863-763-7164 Boats 2016 PONTOON, Sun Tracker Bass Buggy, 18 Ft. DLX, Upgraded with 75 hp. Mercury. Like new condition. Very little use. Must see! Asking $17,500. Firm. Call Larry 954-257-5741 Treasure Island. Campers / RVs W ante d al l T r a vel T railers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. An y Condition, Cash p aid o n the s p ot C a ll 9 5 45 9 5 00 9 3 Autos Wanted AAA Auto AnalysisAll makes, all price ranges. We buy cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Established 1981. 772-260-9707 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. Public Notice P U BLIC N O TICE A p ublic auction will be held at BMJ Towin g Inc. at 4 14 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 o n FRIDAY THE 2 1ST DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2018 from 1 0 : 00 -11: 00 A.M. P u rs ua nt to Florida statute 713.78 for u npaid towin g and stora g e. Year, Make, Model & Vin’s as f o ll o w s 2003 F O RD EXPEDITI O N 1 FMP U 17L 33 LB4 50 1 0 2003 SAT U RN L-SERIE S 1 G8JU54F93Y546123 2006 NISSAN ALTIMA 1 N4AL11D46C23811 2 T erms of sale are cash, and no checks will be acce p ted. T he seller reserves the ri g ht No ref u n d s will b e m ad e. S a i d au t o m ob iles will b e s o l d in “ AS IS” with no g uarantees. 284947 ON 9 / 05 / 2018 Administration of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 472018CP000122 IN RE: ESTATE OF OTHEL BURTON a/k/a OTHEL EUGENE BURTON Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate o f OTHEL BURTON a/k/a OTHEL EUGENE BURTON, deceased, whose date of death was April 24, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF T HE FIRST PUBLICATION OF T HIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFT ER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON T HEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, A NY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 7th, 2018. Personal Representatives: WILLIS D. BURTON LINDA GAY PHELPS Attorney for Personal Representatives: JAMES P. COVEY, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 846880 1575 Indian River Boulevard Suite C-120 Vero Beach, FL 32960 Telephone: 772.770.6160 Facsimile: 772.770.6074 Email: courtemail@jcoveylaw.com 278651 ON 9/5,12/2018 Administration of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-CP-000144IN RE: the Estate of MARTHA M. TATRO, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARTHA M. TATRO, deceased, whose date of death was March 14, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Th e n a m e s a n d addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims in duplicate with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors ofthe decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN T HE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The first publication date of this notice is: September 5th, 2018. Personal Representative: JOYCE K. TATRO MANES 120 N Hinchman Ave. Haddonfield, NJ 08033 DAVID G. KINSE R Post Office Box 478 Box Elder, SC 57719 Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. 2 0 0 N. E. 4 th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 colin@ccameronlaw.com 285526 ON 9/5,12/2018 Administration of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 17000208CPAXMXIN RE: the Estate of LEO JAMES BRENNAN, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f LEO JAMES BRENNAN, deceased, whose date of death was July 29, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which i s 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.. Th e n a m e s a n d addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims in duplicate with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors ofthe decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN T HE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS O R MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The first publication date of this notice is: September 5th, 2018. Personal Representative: DAWN MOWEN 549 Shellin Road Xenia, OH 45385 Attorney for Personal Representative: COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ. 2 0 0 N. E. 4 th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 colin@ccameronlaw.com 266361 ON 6/1,8/2018 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Contact a Sales Representative today: 863.763.3134 | okeeadsales@newszap.comPublishes Sunday and Wednesday For the health of it!Featured in the Wednesday edition of the Okeechobee News, For the Health of It! consists of informative articles pertaining to health-related topics. To run your medical eld-related ad on this weekly informative page, please call one of our dedicated salespeople.863.763.3134

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Special to the Okeechobee News Theres nothing like waking refreshed after a good nights sleep. For too many people, though, it doesnt happen enough „ if at all. No one really knows why we sleep, but w e do know that sleep is essential for survival and that 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep problem,Ž said Dr. Daniel Klauer, DDS, author of Achieve Your Victory: Solutions for TMD and Sleep Apnea.Ž The inability to log enough hours of shuteye each night is more than just an annoyance. Conditions that prevent or affect sleep can lead to a cascade of negative health consequences, said Dr. Klauer, whose dental practice makes sleep breathing disorders a focus. A sleep breathing disorder can cause someone to stop breathing, either partially or completely, when theyre sleeping,Ž Dr. Klauer said. That can result in daytime sleepiness or fatigue that often reduces quality of life and inability to function throughout the day.Ž The most common such disorder is obstructive sleep apnea, which can lead to other health problems, including chronic diseases, such as diabetes, and even death. He said he see more men who have sleep symptoms than women. A number of factors, some less surprising than others, can contribute to obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Klauer said. Those include: € Crooked teeth. If you have crooked teeth, thats an indication your tongue doesnt have the space it needs inside the mouth. When theres not enough room, the tongue can obstruct the airway,Ž Klauer said. Of course, even people with straight teeth can have obstructive breathing, he said. Its just less likely for them. € Improper jaw development. If the maxilla (upper jawbone) and mandible (lower jaw) arent fully developed forward and wide, the dimensions of your airway will be reduced. € Swollen tonsils and adenoids. Tonsils and adenoids are lymphatic tissue that rest in the back of the throat and nasal cavity. If they become swollen, they take up space within the airway and cause breathing problems. € Weight issues. Obesity causes increased fat deposition in the soft-tissue passages of the airway and decreased muscle tone. That makes it more dif“cult to breathe and increases the chances of an airway collapse at night, Klauer said. Once youve determined what problem is causing your obstructive sleep apnea, the next step is to look for solutions. Dr. Klauer said the “rst line of treatment for patients with mild to moderate symptoms is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine or Oral Appliance Therapy. CPAP Therapy requires wearing a mask on your face at night that blows air through your nose to keep your airway from collapsing at night. Oral Appliance Therapy requires wearing a customized oral appliance. This appliance serves to physiologically prevent the collapse of your airway by stabilizing your lower jaw, tongue, and soft palate. If these efforts dont work, surgical options may be necessary, Dr. Klauer said. Regardless, its important to address the issue, not only because of the health concerns, but also because of the importance of rest. The quality of sleep ultimately determines the quality of life,Ž Dr. Klauer said. Sleep gives the body a chance to rest, recover and rejuvenate. 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Bryan IV, D.M.D.NOW OPEN Wednesdays and every 1st & 3rd Saturdays along with our normal hoursAccepting New Patients Now featured in the Wednesday edition of the Okeechobee News: articles pretaining to health-related topics To run your medical eld-related ad on this weekly, informative page, please call our sales staff at 863.763.3134 For the health of it! For the health of it! Special to the Okeechobee News GAINESVILLE „ For people with blue cone monochromacy, the world is blurry, colorless and uncomfortably bright. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have found a gene therapy that restored crucial visual functions to affected cone photoreceptor cells during testing in mice. While additional study is needed, researchers say the “ndings are proof of concept that the gene therapy works in an animal model and should be considered for a human clinical trial. The “ndings were published recently in the journal Molecular V ision. The disease affects about one in every 100,000 people, almost all of them males. It is caused by defective genes that affect red and green cone photoreceptors in the retina, leaving patients with only blue color receptors. The children who have this disorder are born with very poor visual acuity. They cannot see color. This is a very devastating disease,Ž said Wen-Tao Deng, Ph.D., an assistant scientist in the UF College of Medicines department of ophthalmology research. To establish their “ndings, the researchers used a harmless adeno-associated virus to deliver human genes into mutant mouse retinas with defective cone function and color vision. The gene therapy works by stimulating the production of crucial proteins known as opsins. The proteins are expressed by the remaining viable cell bodies, promoting regeneration of the outer segments of so-called M-cone cells that are responsible for cone function and color vision in mice, the researchers found. Six weeks after being treated with one of two human opsin proteins, the mice were given an eye test called electroretinography to detect abnormal retina function. The treatment restored cone electroretinography in up to 70 percent of the mice with normal vision, the researchers found. The gene therapy also appears to be durable: Seven months after treatment, the bene“cial effects on vision were still present. Gene therapy improves daylight vision, color vision