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October 7, 2018 Okeechobee News 1 Our Focus is to Make You ComfortableŽ 467-1545LIC NO. CAC029420 14.37 feetLast Year: 16.67 feet Lake Levels See Page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Source: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level Vol. 109 No. 120 Sunday, October 7, 2018 75¢ plus tax 10Special Stars Field Day held 3Cell phone holder looks like gun Lake Okeechobee News/ Richard MarionThe Okeechobee High School boys and girls swim teams honored 11 seniors on their annual Senior Night on Oct. 4. Special to the Lake Okeechobee News A political forum for the general election w ill be held this Monday, Oct. 8, at 5:45 p.m. in the Osceola Middle School Gymnasium. This event is free and open to the general public. Come out to meet the candidates seeking to represent you! Candidates participating in the forum will include: € Okeechobee City Council candidates: Bob Jarriel, Gary Ritter, Dowling Watford and Bobby Keefe; € 19th Judicial Circuit Court judge candidates: Nirlaine Smartt and Bob Meadows; € Okeechobee County Court judge candidates: Bill Wallace and Deborah Hooker; € Florida House of Representatives candidates: Cary Pigman and Audrey Ascuitto: and, € Florida Senate candidates: Ben Albritton. Candidates wont be the only items on the Nov. 6 ballot, as the fate of 12 constitutional revisions will also be determined in this upcoming election. Those attending the political forum will receive an overview of the amendments presented by Carolyn Tinman, who served on the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission. Okeechobee County Supervisor 2018 election forum set for MondaySee FORUM „ Page 7 By Richard MarionLake Okeechobee News The Okeechobee High School girls and boys Brahman swim teams beat the Treasure Coast Titans and the Fort Pierce Central Cobras in a double meet on Sept. 26. The girls team won 102-68 against the Cobras and won 88-58 vs. the Titans. The boys team won with a score of 88-66 vs. Fort Pierce Central and by a score 98-66 against Treasure Coast. In the girls 200-yard medley relay, the Lady Brahmans A squad (Jillian Kennedy, Amy Trent, Alex Boon, Gracie Gamiotea) placed second with a time of 2:35.00 while B squad (Jamie Lopez, Aracely Blesy, Edana Scalf, Kara Hawk) placed third with a time of 2:39.48. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, A squad (Jolene Sutton, Ivie Holems, Jamie Lopez, Gracie Gamiotea) put up a time of 2:09.50 to come in “rst place with, while B squad (Aracely Blesy, Kara Hawk, Vanessa Johnson, Amy Trent) placed third with a time of 2:28.09. The 400-yard freestyle relay saw A squad (Amy Trent, Ivie Holmes, Alex Swim team sweeps meet, honors team seniorsSee SWIM „ Page 7


Special to the Lake Okeechobee News OKEECHOBEE „ SAVE the DATE! The annual Okeechobee Community Choir Christmas Concert will be Dec. 14-16. The choir, in its 19th year under the direction of Sandy Perry, will begin rehearsing this Sunday, Oct. 7, for the cantata, Handels Hallelujah Chorus and other seasonal selections. Rehearsals are at the Okeechobee Presbyterian, 312 N. Parrott A ve, on Sundays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and on Monday evenings from 6 to 8. Rehearsal attendance is suggested but not mandatory. All interested singers of any age are invited to participate, especially bass singers! Singers should be able to match pitch and read music just a little. Rehearsals are stimulating and loads of fun! Music and rehearsal CDs with parts accentuated will be provided. At the Christmas 2016 cantata concert, 52 singers representing 15 local churches participated. The cantata will be presented at the Okeechobee Presbyterian at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16. For more information, call Sandy at 634-7714. If you love to sing, youll love singing with us! Community Choir Christmas Concert rehearsals to begin Oct. 72 Lake Okeechobee News October 7, 2018 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Today: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: A few clouds. Low 71F. Winds light and variable.Extended ForecastMonday: Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Monday Night: Scattered thunderstorms during the evening, then mainly cloudy overnight. Low 72F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tuesday: Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 87F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tuesday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 72F. Winds light and variable. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/ OCSOPhone case looks like handgunThe Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce advises that the public use extreme caution when considering the purchase of phone cases that resemble guns. When you “rst look at this phone case, it looks like a gun, and it can be perceived as a weapon by a citizen or law enforcement. They come in different colors. Law enforcement does not recommend using these cases. Special to the Lake Okeechobee News The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will provide an enhanced, interactive map updated daily of water samples to inform the public on the status of naturally occurring red tide throughout the state. The online Daily Sampling Map will be offered in addition to FWCs current Wednesday and Friday updates on the status of Floridas red tide blooms. This will provide the public with more immediate and accurate red tide data, as researchers process the many water samples from across the state. We are pushing out all we can, when we can, in the spirit of providing the most timely and bene“cial information to the public and partners,Ž said FWC Executive Director Eric Sutton. The map and addition al information are at FWC provides map for red tide


Special to the Okeechobee News NAPLES „ The Naples Area Board of Realtors is proud to announce a South Florida Water Quality Roundtable that will include expert stakeholders to inform the citizens of Southwest Florida about all the issues and solutions associated with bluegreen algae and red tide. The event will be held on Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. Panelists include Eric Eikenberg, chief executive of“cer of the Everglades Foundation, and Gaston Cantes, vice president for corporate relations of Florida Crystals Corp. The discussion will be moderated by Drew Steele, host of Daybreak with Drew SteeleŽ on 92.5 Fox News. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs. Doors open at 6 p.m. The forum will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Register for this FREE event at waterroundtable. Seating is limited. Water quality roundtable plannedOctober 7, 2018 Lake 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 It is my honor and privilege to formally endorse Bill Wallace for County who appears regularly in our courts, I can assure my fellow voters that Bill possesses the knowledge, experience, wisdom and temperament that is required of a judge. Having Bill on the bench will be a great asset for our community and to our judiciary. It will be my honor to appear before him as our next County Judge! Sincerely, Don ChinquinaIt is privilege to endorse Bill Wallace for County Court Judge. I have been Civil, Family and Criminal Law. During my career, I have had the opportuhave had the opportunity where Bill served as Mediator in several of my and respect while doing his job. As a Mediator, he listens to all sides and dignity, then render a fair judgement based on applicable law. endorse him as our next County Court Judge. Sincerely,Rebecca Boldt It is my honor and privilege to formally endorse Bill Wallace for County Judge! Roger Azcona Please VOTE William BillŽ Wallace for County Court Judge Nov. 6th Left to right: Rebecca Boldt, Bill Wallace, Roger Azcona, and Don ChinquinaWe Endorse...Political Advertisement paid for and approved by William Bill Wallace for County Court Judge Lake Okeechobee News/ Richard MarionYMS volleyball team beats OMSThe Yearling Middle School volleyball team celebrates after scoring a point in their match against Osceola Middle School on Oct. 4. YMS was able to beat their crosstown rivals by scores of 25-12 and 25-19 and is currently 9-1 on the season, with their only loss coming against Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School. By Cathy WombleLake Okeechobee News A man was found sound asleep behind the wheel of his running car, which was sitting in the middle of a ditch on Southwest 24th Avenue in the early morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 4. According to the arrest report submitted by OCSO Deputy Stephen Paladino, when he approached the vehicle, the driver of the vehicle was found to be fast asleep. Deputy Paladino determined the driver to be Tailbird Richard Scott Pewo, age 37, of Northwest 34th Avenue. He attempted to w ake Mr. Pewo up, but when he was “nally able to awaken him, the report states that Mr. Pewo seemed disoriented and did not know where he was. The report continues that Deputy Paladino had to assist Mr. Pewo with removing his seat belt because he seemed incapable of taking it off himself. According to the report, Mr. Pewo did not seem to understand any of the requests Deputy Paladino made of him and was unable to cooperate with a “eld sobriety test. The report concludes that Mr. Pewo was arrested, charged with driving under the in”uence and transported to the Okeechobee County Jail. Bond will be determined at his “rst appearance. Man found asleep in drivers seat of running car


4 Lake Okeechobee News October 7, 2018 To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL 34974 Website: Phone: (863) 763-3134To Submit NewsThe Lake Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinion, calendar items, story ideas, and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 7633134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed or emailed. Email: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (863) 763-3134 Email: okeeadsales@newszap.comCall: (877) 353-2424 to place a classi“ed advertisement from home Fax: (877) 354-2424 Email: classads@newszap.comBilling DepartmentEmail: Lake Okeechobee News ( USPS # 406160) is published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newsmedia, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL 34974 Periodicals Postage paid at Okeechobee, FL 34974 and additional mailing of“ces. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Okeechobee News Circulation Administration 110 Galaxy Road € Dover, DE 19901 Additional copies may be purchased for 50¢ for Wednesday and Friday, and 75¢ for Sunday.StaffPublisher/Editor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Cynthia Eckert Advertising Manager: Jaime LimogesOur Purpose...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 paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industry standards. All after-tax 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.We Pledge...€ To operate the newspaper as a public trust € To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism € To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues € To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness, and compassion € To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions € To disclose our own con”icts of interest or potential con”icts to our readers € To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. € To provide a right to reply to those we write about. € To treat people with courtesy, respect, and compassion MEMBER OF: Blood donations save livesIn order to promote awareness of the upcoming 13th Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup to be held at the Freshman Camp us on Nov. 17 and 18, we share stories of local Okeechobee folks who have received donations of blood and the difference it made in their lives. DeAndres mother wants to tell the story of how donated blood saved her sons life. In January 2011, DeAndre was 2 years old when, while learning how to ride a bicycle, he fell off the bike and hit his head on one side, leaving a small hole. A trip to the ER resulted in a CT scan that showed a possible bruise on is brain. DeAndre was transported by ambulance to St. Marys Hospital in West Palm Beach and, after four hours of MRI tests, the news was devastating „ DeAndre had stage 2 brain cancer. The brain tumor was the size of a walnut and, in four months, it grew to the size of a golf ball. In May, DeAndres doctors wanted to operate immediately, but DeAndres mother wanted him to be able to celebrate his third birthday like any normal little boy, so surgery was postponed for one month. In June 2011, DeAndre had his “rst brain surgery, which lasted nine hours „ his mother says it was the longest day of her life. He required three units of blood to replace all that he lost during his “rst surgery. He woke up paralyzed on the entire right side of his body and could not talk. In 2012, DeAndre had a second brain operation and required 1.5 units of blood to replace blood lost during surgery. Following the third brain operation in September 2014, DeAndre began radiation treatments, which lasted until January 2015, and has now been in remission for three and a half years; he and his family are anticipating the 5-year mark when he will be considered cancer-free. DeAndre learned how to walk and talk again and, although he has no use of his right hand, he can do everything he wants with his left hand. If DeAndre had not fallen off his bike, the brain tumor may not have been discovered in time to save his life. Equally as important, if DeAndres surgeons did not have an adequate supply of donated blood readily available, DeAndre would not have survived the surgeries. Please honor and thank DeAndre and his mother for sharing his story by donating the gift of life „ your blood „ at the 13th Annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup on Nov. 17 and 18 at the Freshman Campus. All blood donors will receive a commemorative Roundup T-shirt, coupon bag and refreshments, and be eligible for prizes. Susan Williams Letter to the Editor Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsDeAndre and family. By Michele BellOCSO Jury duty is much more than a day away from the of“ce. It is a civic duty to which you are obligated as a U.S. citizen. Jurors owe it to their fellow citizens to perform this service seriously. Justice depends on the quality of jurors who serve. If you have been summoned to jury duty and have a question or want to request excusal, contact the number on the summons. You must attend or complete the proper documentation to be excused. The likely outcome of not showing up for jury duty is that the judge will issue an order to show cause. This order will require you to report to the judge for a contempt hearing. For more information, contact the clerk of the circuit court. Sheriff Noel E. Stephen stated: I have been contacted by our Circuit Court and advised of an issue regarding juror summons attendance. Recently there were 300 juror summons issued for a trial period. Approximately 40 jurors appeared. This made it almost impossible to assemble the juries that were needed.Ž Note: The juror summons are selected from Okeechobee County licensed drivers. There will soon be more jury summons sent out. Please follow the included instructions to properly get excused from attendance. The judges have informed me that all unexcused absences will receive an Order to Show Cause, which is a mandatory appearance before the appropriate judge, to explain why they were not in attendance for their jury summons. I felt this was important enough to attempt to notify as many folks as possible to avoid problems in the future!Ž Jury duty is your civic duty Volunteer with AARP tax-aideAARP Tax-Aide needs volunteers in your area for this upcoming tax season. Youll be helping people in your own community with a much-needed service thats free, individualized and has no strings attached. Good with numbers? Be a tax volunteer. Youll work with taxpayers directly: “lling out tax returns and helping them seek a refund. Experience isnt necessary „ well train you on the latest tax forms and software. Love working with people? Be a greeter. Youll welcome taxpayers, help them with their paperwork and manage the overall ”ow of service. Contact us at Support Group meetsHospice of Okeechobee offers weekly Bereavement Support Group meetings each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. in the Volunteer Building, 317 S.E. Third Ave., Door #1. Meetings are free and you do not have to have hospice services. Hospice counseling is available to anyone in Okeechobee County. For more information, contact Hospice of Okeechobee at 863-467-2321.


By Cathy WombleLake Okeechobee News According to a press release from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), safety belt use in Florida has reached an all-time high of 90.6 percent. Florida law states that all drivers and all front seat passengers must wear a safety belt. All children under the age of 18 must w ear a safety belt (or be buckled into a car seat) regardless of where they are seated. The FDOT has been conducting an annual survey since 1999, when safety belt use was reported to be 58.7 percent. According the June 2018 Safety Belt Use in Florida Final Report, people are most likely to wear their safety belt on interstates (92.9 percent), and least likely to wear them on local roads (88.3 percent). The report also found that occupants of pickup trucks were less likely to wear safety belts (81.7 percent) than were occupants of other types of vehicles. The report indicated that women were more likely to wear a safety belt than men, and occupants between the ages of 16 and 34 were less likely than younger or older occupants to wear a belt. According to the FDOT, the “rst safety belt law in Florida went into effect in 1986. It was considered a secondary law, meaning you could not be stopped speci“cally because you were not wearing a safety belt, but if you were stopped for some other violation, you could be ticketed for not having your safety belt on. At the time that law went into effect, safety belt usage was 22 percent. Click it or Ticket, which began in 2003, along with other educational programs, has increased Floridas safety belt usage rates. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said, Im proud of the work FDOT does each day to keep Florida residents and visitors safe on our roadways.Ž FDOT Secretary Mike Dew said: Safety is the number one priority at the Florida Department of Transportation. We recognize the integral role safety belts play in protecting drivers and passengers in a crash. Every day lives are saved and people avoid serious injury in Florida thanks to increased safety belt usage.Ž Wearing a seat belt is one of the simplest ways to prevent serious injury if you are involved in an accident. The FDOT estimates that 13,941 people owe their lives to the fact that they were wearing a safety belt when they had a car accident in 2015. To view the report, visit CO/news/newsreleases/2018-Florida-Safety-Belt-Use-Final-Report.pdf. Florida safety belt usage reaches record high The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week: ASSAULT € 3300 block Southeast 33rd Terrace € 3300 block Southwest 4th Avenue € 1700 block Highway 98 North € 1700 block Highway 441 North € 800 block Southwest 28th Street € 500 block Northwest 4th Street € 800 block Southwest 28th Street € 800 block Southwest 28th Street BURGLARY € 400 block Northeast 34th Terrace € 500 block Northeast 34th Terrace € 400 block Northeast 34th Terrace € 2200 block Southwest 28th Street € 3700 block Southeast 26th Street € 5600 block Northeast 9th Lane € 2500 block Northeast 11th Court € 2900 block Northeast 11th Lane € 3400 block Northwest 2nd Street € 2500 block Northeast 11th Court € 2700 block Northeast 11th Court CRIMINAL MISCHIEF € 4100 block Highway 441 Southeast € 3300 block Northwest 4th Street € 4700 block Highway 441 Southeast € 4700 block Highway 441 Southeast FRAUD € 800 block Northwest 39th Avenue THEFT € 3500 block Southwest 16th Street € 3000 block Northeast 7th Lane € 600 block Northeast 13th Avenue € 6600 block Southeast 86th Boulevard € 4400 block Highway 441 South € 6000 block Highway 441 Southeast € 1700 block US Highway 441 North € 1900 block US Highway 441 North € 500 block Northwest 4th Street € 17100 block Northwest 190th Road € 400 block Northwest Park Street € 500 block Northwest 4th Street € 3000 block Highway 98 North € 3600 block Northwest 6th Avenue OCSO InvestigationsOctober 7, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 5 Okeechobee Livestock MarketCattle Auction Monday & Tuesday Restaurant Open Monday Wednesday “Best Burgers in South Florida!” 863.763.3127 Livestock Market Report The feeder calf market is holding up pretty good and heifer prices have closed the gap a little bit. Heifers are still a good 20 to 30 cents behind steers for the most part. Slaughter cows and bulls, on the other hand, are struggling to “nd any kind of support at all. Theres so much pressure on the cow market due to heavy culling both at ranches and dairies. Maybe well work through this problem before the end of the y ear, hopefully! Pasture conditions are still good with lots of grass so at least theres an option to hold on to em for a little while anyway. Crescent Bar 3, Ft. Pierce, topped the Calf Market with a high of $2.40 bought by D & S Cattle. Dwight Downie, Okeechobee, topped the Cow Market with a high of $.52 bought by FPL Foods. Upcoming special sales: Oct 5th: Okeechobee County Cattlemens Assoc Bred Heifer & Replacement Heifer Sale (consignment deadline is Oct. 3) Oct. 12: Deer Valley Angus Bull Sale Oct. 19: OLM-Little Creek Farms, W.E.T. Farms & Sabal Ridge Brangus Bull Sale Oct. 26: OLM Charolais Bull Sale For sale: 74 pairs, crossbred, 6-10 years old, calves 250-350#, Angus & Charolais Sired $1150 45 Brahma cross heifers bred to Angus bulls $1600 Call Matt or Jeff Special to the Lake Okeechobee News The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, will hold a public hearing about the proposed design for the roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 441 Southeast and Southeast 18th Terrace. The hearing will begin as an open house at 5 p.m. with a formal presentation at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Pier II Resort, 2200 U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee. The meeting will be an informal, openhouse format with representatives from the FDOT available to answer questions. You may attend at any time during the open house to view project displays and speak with project team members. There will be no formal presentation. Maps, drawings and other project information will be available for review. The primary purpose of this project is to improve traf“c ”ow and safety. FDOT conducted a signal warrant analysis at the intersection to determine whether a signal is needed to reduce delay. Subsequently, an evaluation was performed to determine whether a roundabout would reduce delay and increase safety. Roundabout plan hearing set


6 Lake Okeechobee News October 7, 2018Melba Laverne McMillan, 88OKEECHOBEE „ Melba Laverne McMillan died Oct. 3, 2018. She was born Feb. 27, 1930 in Atlanta, Ga. to J ordan Belle Johnson, Sr. and Burma (Strick land) Johnson. A resident of Okeechobee for 35 years, she enjoyed listening to music, singing, and playing the piano. She spent many years car ing for her family. She loved the Lord and her family with all of her heart and enjoyed studying Gods Word. Mrs. McMillan was preceded in death by her daughter, Tina Rene McMillan; and her husband of 70 years, Dixon G. McMillan. She is survived by her daughters, Stephanie Herrick (Rick), of Willingston, DGee Borgstrom (Russ), of Okeechobee, and Dolly McMillan, of Pahokee; “ve grandchildren, Kim, Paul, Tina, Grace, and Josh; and six great grandchildren, Tyler, Zachary, Madison, Hailey, Aidon, and Zoey. No services will be held. Those wishing to leave a message o f condolence may sign the register book at, w All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Lona Elizabeth Yates Bryant, 74OKEECHOBEE „ Lona Elizabeth Yates Bryant died Oct. 3, 2018. She was born March 6, 1944 in Vero Beach to the late John and Bertice (Sparkman) Yates. She came to Okeechobee when she was one year old. She was a member of the North Okeechobee Church of God. Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by her husband, William Bryant; and daughter, Arlene Bernice Eubanks. She is survived by her sons, Charles Marlon Eubanks and William Ferrel Eubanks; daughter, Irene Yvonne Eubanks-Dorsey, all of Homosassa; two grandchildren; sisters, Rebecc a V ickers (Wayne), of Wauchula and Mand y Doraine Yates, of Homosassa; brothers, Paul S. Yates, Sr. (Audrey), of Lake Wales, Jesse J. Y ates (Joanne), of Hernando, Lonnie D. Yates (Wanda), Farris N. Yates (Melinda), Morris L. Yates, all of Homosassa, and Howard C. Y ates, of Lake Wales. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Those wishing to leave a message o f condolence may sign the register book at, w All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Obituaries Obituaries should be submitted to the Lake Okeechobee News by emailing Customers may also request photos and links to online guestbooks. A link to the obituaries is available at Eagles host sing and danceCypress Hut Eagles, 4701 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a sing and dance along with music by Karoake Kop on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. For information, call 863-467-1154.BHR VFW serves breakfastThe VFW Auxiliary will serve a full breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 E. Proceeds bene“t veterans services. For information, call 863-467-2882.Legion to hold Sunday bingoThe American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., will hold bingo on Sunday, Oct. 7 Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., and the kitchen will be open from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For information, call 863-7635309.VFW will serve ham dinnerVFW 4423, 300 N.W. 34th, will serve a ham dinner with all the “xings from 1 to 3 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 7 The public is invited at attend. For information call 863763-0818.BHR Moose serve breakfastThe Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge, 1016 Linda Road, will offer a full breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 8 to 11 a.m. The public is welcomed.VFW will serve wingsBig Lake VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve wings on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. Karaoke with Lisa, 2-6 p.m.Political forum plannedThe Economic Council of Okeechobee will host a political forum about the general election on Monday, Oct. 8 at 5:35 p.m. at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St. The candidates for county judge and city council will be invited to speak to the public and answer questions.Retired Educators to meetThe Okeechobee Retired Educators will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef OBradys, 608 S. Parrott Ave. Our organization is open to any retiree from any school system that served in any capacity.Legion hosts 5-Card bingoThe American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., will hold 5-Card Bingo on Monday, Oct. 8 from 1-3 p.m. with lunch serve served at 12:30 p.m. For information, call 863-763-5309.BHR Moose to serve dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge, 1016 Linda Road, will offer a spaghetti dinner with all the “xings on Monday, Oct. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m., all for a donation of $7. The public is welcomed.Church hosts Monday bingoSacred Heart Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will host bingo on Monday, Oct. 8 Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the fun begins at 7.Tobacco Free meeting setThe Tobacco Free Partnership of Okeechobee County and Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition luncheon and meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at noon, at Beef O Bradys Conference Room, 608 S. Parrott Ave. Open to the public. For information, call 863-801-8277.Hospice will hold yard salesHospice of Okeechobee, 317 S.E. Third Ave., will host a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct. 10 17, 24, and 31. The sale is from 8 a.m. to noon.CFRPC set for Oct. 10The Central Florida Regional Planning Council (CFRPC) will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 304 N.W. Second St., at 9:30 a.m.AMVETS will serve turkeyThe Ladies AMVETS will serve a turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin spice cake dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 5 pm. at the Buckhead VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 E. Proceeds bene“t veteran services. For information, call 863467-2882.Mental Health day is Oct. 10Mental Health day is Wednesday, Oct. 10 „ wear green to show your support! Tag a photo of your group wearing green using #OKEESOC #NOTALONE #WORLDMENTALHEALTHDAY. Share your image with the Okeechobee Childrens Mental Health System of Care by texting them to 863-332-2053 or email to jane.kaufman@ okee.k12.”.us.BHR VFW serves dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 E., will serve dinner on Friday, Oct. 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Menu includes grilled boneless rib eye steak, grilled pork tenderloin, fried “sh and shrimp. Live music is by Crystal. For information, call 863-467-2882.Car Seat Safety Check setThe Okeechobee County Fire Rescue will hold a Car Seat Safety Check on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Fire Rescue, 501 N.W. Sixth St. in Okeechobee. Main Street hosts OktoberfestOkeechobee Main Street will host the Oktoberfest City Walk on Saturday, Oct. 13 with craft beer and music from 4 to 8 p.m. on Park Street in downtown Okeechobee. Gather with friends and enjoy craft beer and music at the businesses on Park Street.Halloween events set Oct. 13The Okeechobee Library, 206 SW 16th St., will celebrate the Walking Dead day on Saturday, Oct. 13 with two new Halloween programs. All programs are free and open to the public. Its slime time at the Okeechobee Library at 1 p.m. Come make Halloween-themed slimes including: Zombie Brains, Monster Mash, and Witches Brew. A Zombie Trivia Scavenger Hunt will be held at 3 p.m. Answer questions and avoid being tagged by the Zombies to be the last human standing. Registrations are required for both events as space is limited. Call 863-763-3536.


Boon, Jolene Sutton) place “rst with a time 5:02.50 while B squad (Vanessa Johnson, Edana Scalf, Jillian Kennedy, Sydney Hendrix) “nished third with a time of 5:21.38. Highlights of the girls individual events w ere in the 200-yard freestyle where Ivie Holmes was able to place “rst with a time of 2:10.93, and right behind her was fellow Brahman Edana Scalf, “nishing second with a time of 3:05.85. In the 500-yard freestyle, the Okeechobee girls combined to take the top three spots when Alex Boon, Sydney Hendrix and Jillian Kennedy placed “rst, second and third, respectively, with times of 7:05.42, 7:50.52 and 8:37.90. In the boys 200-yard medley relay, Okeechobees A squad (Cody Wojcieszak, Gabriel Bowen, Chris DAgostina, Travis McKenna) placed third with a time of 2:15.91, while the B squad (Blayne OCain, Chance Deen, Rece Smith, Jared Marin) placed fourth with a time 2:21.17. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the Brahman B squad (Erick Ayala, Dylan DaSilva, Chance Deen, Jacob Myers) “nished second with a time of 1:48.40, while the A squad (Kase Myers, Cody Wojcieszak, Chris DAgostina, Travis McKenna) placed third with a time of 1:53.33. Sweeping the Titans and Cobras was quite an accomplishment for Okeechobee, and Brahman swim coach Jack Boon was very pleased with the swimmers, as many of them set new personal bests. What he was most proud of during this meet, however, was watching the sportsmanship shown by OHS swimmers to the other teams. The swim team also recognized its seniors on the teams Senior Night, held on Oct. 4 at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. The swim team will say goodbye to 11 seniors following the 2018-19 school year. The seniors on the girls side are team captain Sydney Hendrix, Aracely Blesy, Ivie Holmes and Edana Scalf, while the senior boys consist of team captain Jacob Myers, Chris DAgostina, Chance Deen, Lloyd Herron, Jared Marin, Blayne OCain and Rece Smith.. SWIMContinued From Page 1 October 7, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 7Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge #2417 1016 Linda Rd 863.763.2250 WEDNESDAYSQuarter Bingo 6-8pm Pork Chop Dinner $7505 to 7pm MONDAYS5 Card Bingo 2-4pm Spaghetti Dinner $7 4 to 7pm THURSDAYS5 Card Bingo 6:30pm Chefs Choice Dinner 5 to 7pm FRIDAYSLive Music 8pm to 12am A.U.C.E. Cat“ sh $10 Steaks & Shrimp Dinners 5 to 7pm SUNDAYSCornhole 2pm Full Breakfast $5 Omelets $6 8 to 11am TUESDAYSQuarter Bingo 2-4pm SATURDAYSMeat Bingo 4 to 7pm Open to Members and Quali“ ed Guests Stop by today and begin your journey into Moose MembershipAll proceeds go to Mooseheart & Moosehaven Dr. James Brad“eld is board certi“ed in gynecology. He has been providing a full range of gynecological services in our community for more than a decade, including: menopause management, treatment for pelvic pain, urogynecology, prolapse repair and bladder control problems. Dr. Brad“eld and his sta welcome new patients. CARING FOR YOU Raulerson GYN1713 Hwy 441 N | | 863.763.8000Schedule an appointment online at James Brad“eld, MD, FACOG Our primary and specialty care of“ces are conveniently located near Raulerson Hospital: Treasure Coast Medical Specialists Gastroenterology245 NE 19th Dr. Suite 245 863.824.5955Michael Schwartz, DO, FACGRaulerson Surgical Specialists1713 Hwy 441 N Suite H 863.357.1510Carlos Alejo, MD, FACSOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson1924 Hwy 441 N 863.357.0540 Benjamin Epstein, DO Treasure Coast Medical Specialists Primary Care1713 Hwy 441 N Suite C 863.467.2159Denise Ricketts, MD of Elections Diane Hagan will also review election procedures. Food and refreshments will be available to those in attendance, with all proceeds bene“ting 4-H. The forum will be livestreamed on the Lake Okeechobee News Facebook page and broadcast on WOKC at 100.9 FM and 1570 AM. To anonymously submit questions for the candidates or for more information regarding the forum, contact jennifer@ or visit FORUMContinued From Page 1 Lake Okeechobee News/ Richard MarionOkeechobee High School senior Lloyd Herron warms up before the team takes on Centennial on Oct. 4.


8 Lake Okeechobee News October 7, 2018 Wha n ey has see,wha n ear has hear, an wha n huma min has conceie th things Go has prepare for thos wh lo hi.Ž 1 Corinthians 2:9W woul lik t sa TAN YO t eeryon wh shoe their resec o Septemer 19t an 20t a Pet Clemons viewin an funera; an als TAN YO t thos wh er unabl t atten bu wh shoe their resec i other ways durin our tim of loss an grief. Is comfortin t realiz tha s man lies er touche b hi. Your words an acts of kindness wil no forgotte b our famil. Than yo. Th Clemons Famil Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/ Courtesy photoOK Corral hosts After-Hours eventThe OK Corral Gun Club hosted the September After Hours event of the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. General Manager Channing Boyd provided a golf-cart tour of the club for those attending and introduced the crew,Ž from those managing shooting activities to event planning to the chef overseeing food planning. This was preceded by a view of the cabins now available to the public and followed by an opportunity to taste some of the clubs tasty treats. Owner Joe Charles welcomed everyone with a brief history of the development and progress of The Gun Club and told of the many opportunities available to Okeechobee. The monthly After Hours events are open to the public and designed to let residents know more about local businesses and what they have to offer.


Special to the Lake Okeechobee News WEST PALM BEACH „ Fire Prevention W eek begins Oct. 7, and the American Red Cross reminds everyone to take two simple steps „ practice “re drills at home and test smoke alarms monthly „ to stay safe from the nations most frequent and deadliest disaster. Nearly every day our Red Cross volunteers are responding to a home “re,Ž said J oanne Nowlin, regional chief executive of“cer of the South Florida region. It is important that our community understands that a “re can start at a moments notice and they should take steps now to stay safe.Ž On average, seven people die every day from home “res, which take more lives each year than all other natural disasters combined in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association. But working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home “re in half. Thats why the Red Cross is working w ith community partners to install free smoke alarms, help families create home “re escape plans, and provide public “re prevention and safety resources through its Home Fire Campaign, a nationwide effort to reduce “re-related deaths and injuries. Since the campaign began in 2014, its reached more than 1.6 million people and is credited with saving 472 lives nationwide.What you should doExperts say that todays home “res burn faster than ever, leaving people with only as little as two minutes to escape a burning residence. But many mistakenly believe they have more time, according to a Red Cross survey last year. During Fire Prevention Week, the Red Cross urges everyone to take these lifesaving steps: € Develop a “re escape plan with everyone in your household and practice it at least twice a year. € Install smoke alarms in your home, on every level and outside each sleeping area. Test them once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year if required. € Teach children what smoke alarms sound like and what they should do if they hear one. € Make sure all household members know two ways to escape from each room. € Establish a family meeting spot outside.1.6 million people serveThrough the Home Fire Campaign, Red Cross volunteers and community partners continue to mount a nationwide effort across the country to save lives and curb “re-related injuries. Over the past four years, Red Cross volunteers and more than 4,500 partners have gone door-to-door in high-risk neighborhoods to deliver free preparedness resources through the campaigns Sound the Alarm canvassing events. So far, we have: € Reached more than 1.6 million people through home visits in nearly 14,000 cities and towns € Installed 1.4 million free smoke alarms € Replaced more than 67,550 smoke alarm batteries € Helped families make more than 514,200 “re escape plans € Reached almost 1.2 million children through youth preparedness programs The Red Cross depends on the generous support of the American public to ful“ll its crucial mission. If someone would like to help, consider making a donation today by visiting, calling 800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 gift. 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-forpro“t organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit”orida or visit us on Facebook or Twitter at @ SFLRedCross. Red Cross recommends “re drills, smoke alarmsOctober 7, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 9 319 N Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972Additional Oces: Stuart | Port St. Lucie West | Port St. Lucie(863) 410-2860 DAR planning a meetingThe Okeechobee Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will have the “rst meeting of this year at the Okeechobee Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 13 A social time will begin at 9:30 a.m. with light refreshments and the meeting begins at 10 a.m. The program, Wreaths Across America,Ž will be presented by Sheriff Deputy, Jack Nash. The DAR is a lineage organization that promotes patriotism, historical preservation, and education and is actively involved in community service. You are invited to attend the open meetings.


10 Lake Okeechobee News October 7, 2018 BUSINESS BANKING TO FIT YOUR NEEDS.OKEECHOBEE OFFICE:863.763.55732100 South Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974 WE HAVE MONEY TO LEND! € BUSINESS LOANS € OPERATING LINES OF CREDIT € BUSINESS CREDIT CARDS BUSINESS BANKING SERVICES € SMALL BUSINESS CHECKING € COMMUNITY FIRST CHECKING € TREASURY SERVICES € MERCHANT SERVICES LOCAL MARKET DRIVEN| WORLD CLASS SERVICE|RELATIONSHIP BANKINGCenterState Bank N.A. NMLS #403455 Open a NEW Business Checking Account & earn up to $125 OFF standard checks to get started! By Richard MarionLake Okeechobee News Special STARS, a sports and recreational program for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities, hosted a track and “eld day at the Okeechobee County softball “elds on Oct. 5. The track and “eld day featured cycling events, tennis ball rolling and throwing and shot put. Initially, organizers estimated around 30 participants would sign up for the competition in Okeechobee, but as Oct. 5 approached that number grew to over 120. The event was spearheaded by Bernard Marker, who had been attempting to set up a recreational “eld day for athletes with disabilities for the past few years. We were trying to get in contact with the Special Olympics, but they never contacted us back,Ž explained Mr. Marker of his initial attempts to host an event in Okeechobee. I tried three or four different times, and they just never called back. We havent had anything like it here in years. I have a daughter in ESE in ninth grade, and I wanted her to be able to be involved in something. So I got in touch with Special STARS, and they were willing to give us a try and expand into our county.Ž The group is based in Avon Park, where they regularly host athletic competitions and recreational events for both children and adults with disabilities. Okeechobee County Sheriff Noel E. Stephen was asked by his friend Mr. Marker to help with the event. The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce (OCSO) performed the presentation of colors ceremony to open the event, and OCSO community relations deputy Jack Nash and OCSO training and public relations supervisor Sgt. Michael Hazellief were on hand to cheer on the athletes. I think this is absolutely awesome,Ž said Sheriff Stephen. To give these folks a chance to participate and feel like theyre a part of something is just great. Its a good community thing, so were here for whatever we can do to support it.Ž Lunch was provided to participants free of charge by Jersey Mikes with the support of Gilbert Ford. Jersey Mikes owner, Krissy Culbreth, had previously worked with Special STARS through her location in Sebring. They approached us about helping with the lunches and asked what we could do,Ž said Mrs. Culbreth. They were on a minimal budget and they explained how the event grew from around 35 kids to over 100 people. So I said absolutely and made a couple calls to see if we could raise some money to help get this done. Gilbert Ford volunteered to take care of everything today. I think its a great program. Its great that they came down here to host this in our little town. I think people are loving it.Ž Special STARS hosts track and “eld day on Oct. 5 Lake Okeechobee News/ Richard MarionField events at the Special STARS track and “eld day saw athletes compete in a tennis ball roll, tennis ball throw, softball throw and shot put. Lake Okeechobee News/ Richard MarionThe cycling events at the Special STARS track and “eld day featured 3-wheel cycles and 2-wheel cycles.


October 7, 2018 Okeechobee News 11 Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Riffles (through) 6 Kitty cries 10 Like some chatter or threats 14 Birdbath buildup 15 Plant petŽ 16 Bellyache 17 *Game with a barrel-throwing gorilla 19 Flip or FlopŽ cable channel 20 Dueling sword 21 Stare unsubtly 22 Slammer 23 Wreck completely 25 Moi?Ž 27 __ Lingus 28 Reason for an R rating 31 I __ thought of thatŽ 34 Place to overnight 35 Crooner Cole 36 Stat thats better when its lower 37 *Lock insert 41 Expressive rock genre 42 Architect Maya __ 43 Serengeti grazer 44 Crease-resistant fabric 46 Sewer system entry points 49 Back when 50 Alpine warble 51 Art form profiled in the documentary Between the FoldsŽ 55 Joint sometimes twisted 57 Fishing decoy 59 Have __: be connected 60 Are you for __?!Ž 61 *Karl Marx opus 63 Motowns Marvin 64 Prefix meaning allŽ 65 Singer Baker 66 Call router: Abbr. 67 Bread served with chicken tikka masala 68 Go to pot ... or a phonetic hint to the answers to starred clues DOWN 1 Stored in the hold 2 Become running mates? 3 Dancer de Mille 4 Skin bronzing from a bottle 5 Understand?Ž 6 Jim of Wide World of SportsŽ 7 Self-help website 8 [Dont take me too seriously] 9 Hang loosely 10 Announcement from the foyer 11 *Temporary housing for Fido 12 Behind schedule 13 Green-eyed monster 18 Son of FrankensteinŽ role 22 D.C. insider 24 No longer working: Abbr. 26 Sharpen 28 Computer invader 29 Hunters garb, for short 30 Thames school 31 Captains position 32 Opera highlight 33 *The Court JesterŽ star 38 Stare rudely at 39 Hes a priest,Ž not a beast, per Ogden Nash 40 Bear or Berra 45 Propecia rival 47 Shout out 48 Glorifying verse 49 Word after work or play 51 Pest control company 52 Bit of slapstick 53 Sporty Mazda 54 Cavity filler 55 Jasons vessel 56 Half-moon tide 58 Midshipmans sch. 61 Ex-Dodger managerMattingly 62 __ Thai: rice noodle dish By C.C. Burnikel 2016 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 04/05/16 04/05/16 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: yy BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY Contact a member of our Sales Team for an opportunity to place your ad in the best, affordable business 863.763.3134 Contact a Sales Representative today:863.763.3134 okeeadsales@newszap.comThese business card sized ads are an affordable way to advertise! Publishes Sunday and Wednesday Great Branding & Image Building Opportunity


12 Lake Okeechobee News October 7, 2018 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time IMMEDIATE OPENING The OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY has an immediate opening for a Distribution System Operator Applicants must be willing and able to perform heavy physical labor, work well with other employees and the general public. The position will require working outside with the installation and maintenance of the water distribution and wastewater collection system. Applicant must possess a valid FL Operator’s Driver’s License (requires clean driving record for the last three years), high school diploma or equivalent, neat legible handwriting and basic FL 34974 to complete the application paperwork or obtain an application and CRIME SCENE/EVIDENCE POSITION THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE has an opening for the position of Criminal Investigations Division. programs. Transporting collected items to other agencies. Employment Part Time Employment Part Time Now Hiring PART-TIME CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER(S) Deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2018, 4:30 PM. See website for Job Description and Application packet, or in person at City Hall, City FL 34974, 863-763-3372 ext. 9814. Successpre-employment substance screening and EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP NOW HIRING Recptionist/Data Entry Person Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 2595 NW 8th St. NOW HIRING Construction Superintendent and Carpenters Please apply in person at: 301 NW 4th Ave. DFWP EOE Auctions AUCTION Every Friday & Saturday nights at 5:30 917 SW Park St.(Behind Eli’s Western Wear) Quality Consignments Accepted. Watford Auction 10% BP 863-697-8906 AU1843 AB1583 We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Employment Full Time CDL DRIVERS CALL TODAY CLASS A Must have DOT medical, drug free, clean driving history & tanker endorsement. Call M-S(863)467-9800 Machine Technician Req. H.S. & 2 Years Experience. Res: Hato Potrero Farm, Inc. 611 East Obispo Ave. Clewiston, FL 33440 Employment Part Time HEAVY TRUCK PARTS SALES PART-TIME 24 hours a week. Some industrial exp. necessary, strong work ethic required. Apply in person Palm Peterbilt 110 S. San Benito St Clewiston Employment Wanted Feed Wagon Operator needed for large dairy farm. Experience with heavy equipment preferred. Call 863-7632279. DFWP. Housing available. Employment Wanted JFT Harvesting, Inc. is hiring 20 farmworkers to harvest leafy greens crops in St. Lucie County, FL for a temporary period starting on 11/17/2018 and ending on 04/30/2019. Three (3) months of verifiable work experience harvesting leafy greens is required. The wages offered are the highest o f $11.29/hr. or applicable piece rates. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to pre-hire drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Workers must be able to lift 75lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 75lbs. in field. Employer guarantees work will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and subsistence expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the wor k contract is completed, i f appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10797096. WORK WANTEDPRIVATE CARE “CNA”, HOME HEALTH CARE, MALE, CAUCASION, CAR, TRAVEL, APPOINTMENTS, LIGHT COOKING, 24HR SERVICE, REFERENCES. CALL 561-254-1992 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. Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 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October 7, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 13 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD EVENTSNotice is hereby given that meetings of the Okeechobee County Canvassing Board will be held on the following dates: October 15, 2018 1:00 p.m. Logic and Accuracy Test November 2, 2018 9:00-9:30 a.m. Public Inspection of Mail (Absentee) Ballots received 9:30 a.m. Opening of Mail Ballots Process and duplication of Mail Ballots received November 5, 2018 5:00 p.m. Upload Mail Ballots and Early Vote Results November 6, 2018 9:00-9:30 a.m. Public Inspection of Mail Ballots (if necessary) 9:30 a.m. Opening of Mail Ballots (if necessary) Process and duplication of Mail Ballots received (if necessary) 5:30-6:00 p.m. Public Inspection of Mail Ballots received 6:00 p.m. Opening of Mail Ballots Process and duplication of Mail Ballots received 7:00 p.m. Canvass of Election Returns November 8, 2018 5:00 p.m. Canvass of Provisional Ballots, Unofficial Certification November 13 and/or 14 2018 9:30 a.m. Recount (if necessary) November 16, 2018 5:00 p.m. Canvass of Overseas Ballots, if necessary, Official Certification, Conduct of Election Selection of Precinct and Race for Audit November 19, 2018 10:00 a.m. Audit of Selected Precinct and Race *(If all ballots have been canvassed and there has been no recount and all overseas ballots have been received, the canvassing board will sign both the 1st Unofficial Certification and the Official Certification on the same date as well as conduc t the random selection of precinct/race to be audited) In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, this meeting is open to the public. Note: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, state that if a person decides to appeal any decision by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at a meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceeding, and that, for such purposes, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Diane Hagan Supervisor of Elections Okeechobee County 291442 ON 10/7/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-CP-115 Uniform Case No. 472018CP000115CPAXMXIN RE: the Estate of RICHARD L. ROGERS, Deceased, NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION (Intestate) The administration of the estate of Richard L. Roge rs deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court of the 19 th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County Florida, Probate Divisi on, the address of which is 312 NW 3 rd Street, Oke ech obee FL 34972, file number 2018-CP-115. The estate is int est ate The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All interested persons on whom a copy of the Notice of Administration is served who challenges the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of the court is required to file any objection with the Court in the manner provided in the Florida Probate Rules within the time required by law or those objections are forever barred. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a petition for determination of exempt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. A surviving spouse seeking an elective share must file an election to take elective share WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW. Personal Representative: Howard Bangert, as Personal Rep. E/O Richard L. Rogers 1588 SW 35th Circle Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: Colin M. Cameron, Esq. 200 N. E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 coli n@ccameronl l l i nda@ccameronlaw. com 291977 ON 10/7,14/2018 Administration of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 18000152CPAXMX IN RE: ESTATE OF RANDALL A. VELDHUIZEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Randall A. Velduizen, deceased, whose date of death was July 11, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 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 ON OR BEFORE 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 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 FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 30th, 2018, Personal Representative: Randie S. Mankowski c/o Beltrano & Associates 4495 Military Trail, Ste 107 Jupiter, FL 33458 Attorney for Personal Representative: Beltrano & Associates Aldo Beltrano, Esq. Florida Bar Number: 139300 4495 Military Trail, Ste 107, Jupiter, FL 33458 Telephone: (561) 799-6577 Fax: (561) 799-6241 E-Mail: 290452 ON 9/30;10/7/2018 NOTICE OF PROCUREMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) – CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the State of Florida’s Consultants Competitive Negotiations Act, and the State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF), the District Board of Trustees of Indian River State College desires CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES for the following project: Exterior Wall System Repair, R Building 3209 Virginia Avenue Fort Pierce, Florida 34981 Business entities interested in providing Construction Management Services for Indian River State College for the Exterior Wall System Repair, R Building (Main Campus) are hereby notified that Request for Qualifications (RFQ) submittals must be received by 12:00 p.m. on October 31, 2018, in the IRSC Purchasing Department, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Building S, Room 229, Fort Pierce, FL 34981. Six copies, one (1) original marked “original”, five (5) copies and one (1) flash drive shall accompany the Proposal submission. Instructions for completion and submission of the Construction Management Request for Qualifications (RFQ) may be obtained at the Purchasing Department page on the IRSC website ( or by contacting Don Windham, Purchasing Director, at IRSC reserves the right to waive any informality in the selection process, and to reject any or all Request for Qualifications (RFQ) submittals. 290331 ON 9/30;10/7/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF LOST OR ABANDONED PROPERTYIN RE: Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office Incident Cases #18S22691, 18S22118, 18S21157, 18S21040, 18S21029, 18S20808, 18S20613, 18S20383, 18S20370, 18S20893, proceeds from palmetto berry sales seized between August 31, 2018 to September 27, 2018. TO: ALL PERSONS OR ENTITIES WHO HAVE STANDING TO CLAIM A LEGAL INTEREST IN THE ABOVE STYLED PROPERTY found at or near the following properties in Okeechobee, Florida: NW 264th, 3000 Block of NW 176th Ave, 1600 Block SR 70 East, 16000 Block NW 310th Street, 30000 NW 160th Ave., 17000 Block NW 268th Street, SE 40th Avenue, 14779 NW 56th Street, 17000 NW 294th Street and 30000 Block 160th Avenue. NOTICE is hereby given, that the property described above has been determined to be abandoned or lost property in the custody of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office. If the owner does not come forth and make a claim within 45 days of this publication, said items will be disposed of according to Florida Statute 705.103, which may include retention by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office. Contact the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, Evidence Unit at 863-7633117 292233 ON 10/7,14/2018 Miscellaneous GOT ROACHES? GOT BEDBUGS? GOT FLEAS & TICKS? GOT MICE & RATS? GOT ANTS? 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CALL TAB 863610-1027 Houses Rent 2.5BR, 1BA, In town. NON SMOKING RESIDENCE. Lawn service included. Small pet okay. $850 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. 941-504-3954 5/2 WATERFRONT HOME IN TAYLOR CREEK PARTIALLY FURNISHED AND REMODELED. $1,200/ MONTHLY CALL ALAN 561-246-9864 Houses Sale OKEECHOBEE $140,000 PRIMARY MORTGAGE FOR SALE ON WATERFRONT HOME IN TAYLOR CREEK. 6% W/2YR BALLOON. CALL ALAN 561-246-9864 Mobile Homes Rent BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR, 2BA on water w/dock. $800 mo. + security. No pets. 863634-0663 OWNER FINANCING M/H’S WITH NICE PROPERTY 6,000 & 8,000 DOWN, LOW MONTHLY PAYMENTS. ALSO STUDIO APARTMENT $400.00 MONTHLY 863-261-5191 Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-595-0093 Autos WantedAAA Auto AnalysisAll makes, all price ranges. We buy cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Established 1981. 772-260-9707 Public Notice FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICENotice is hereby given that MARC WILLIAMS, owner, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name o f V ALOR DEFENSE located at 1103 SE 10TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 in OKEECHOBEE County intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department o f State, pursuant to section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. 292213 ON 10/7/2018 LEGAL NOTICEA public auction will be held at TOTAL ROADSIDE SERVICES, located at 3176 Hwy 710 E, Okeechobee 34974 at 9:00 a.m. On the date listed below Pursuant to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, make and model as follows: AUCTION 10/24/18 1997 TOYOTA VIN: JT3GN86R6V0048151 Terms of sale are CASH ONLY, no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right No refunds will be made. Said automobile will be sold “as is” with no guarantees. 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14 Lake Okeechobee News October 7, 2018 Are you a local realtor looking to maximize your reach to potential clients? Feature your best properties in this weekly real estate directory. Contact 863.763.3134 to discuss advertising today! R E D Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Se Habla Espaol1200 S. Parrott Ave. € Of“ce: 863-763-2104 Visit our website to view more listings | | 3000-H: Treasure Island 3BD/2BA w/lake access. 2,271 Total SF/1,440 under air, split bdrm plan, 2 car garage, seawall, hurricane shutters, appliances, some upgrades. Screened porch overlooks the water! $175,000 MLS # 212912 5071-H: Dixie Ranch Estates Move in condition 3BD/2BA split plan, total sq ft 1,870/1,248 under air, fenced back yard, Shed, front & back porch and concrete driveway. $150,000 MLS # 213032 NEW METAL BUILDING! 2016 on 10 acres o Old Lo on Rd. (144th Trl) 30x40 plus new addition (Almost completed) 28x20 plus 26x20 porch. is is a custom metal home with all inside done in 1x6 Knotty Pine. New appliances with gas oven. 1B 1B new addition can be great room or master bedroom, 10x10 pump house with new water system. A/C & heated dog house, building is hurricane rated. Hurricane rated windows, New septic tank. Did I mention an attached garage? All fenced. Pond (Turtle farm or Nursey) MLS #213026 $225,000 Call Jody 863-634-1285 SEMINOLE COVE 55+ COMMUNITY! 2 bed 2 bath at the end of the cul de sac. Privacy! Enclosed front porch with a carport. Utility room and private back yard! Schedule your appointment to view this today! Rubber roof MLS #212034 $110,000 Call Jody Carter 863-634-1285 Of“ ce (863) 763-5253 € Lori Mixon Lic. Real Estate Broker (863) ~Our Priorities are simple..They’re Yours! ~ 3 Bd/ 2 Ba 2005 DWMH for eastside commuter. Quaint front porch, large living room, dining, bkfast nook, inside laundry and computer cubby. Split Floor plan. 1402 Sf under air. NEW Carpet and NEW bamboo laminate. Fresh paint and polish. Rebuilt water softener, fenced yard. Located on cul-de-sac, perfect for the young’uns. Vacant lot next door (NOT included). INVESTORS LOOK! Family friendly! MLS# 213009 $99,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 ~ On community lake, New Seawall in 2017! 2Bd/2Ba/ Carport. Spacious living room with water view. 1463 Sf under air and 2382 TLA. Well maintained, one owner. New Metal Roof in 2018. 12 x 24 covered patio lanai, on the water. Best water view! Storage shed. Bahama awnings and clear hurricane shutters. Sprinkler system. Lovely furniture included. MLS#213044 $119,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 LARKEE LAKES SEMINOLE COVE Julia 1210 SW 2nd Ave, Okeechobee FL 34974 WIDE OPEN SPACES! BEAUTIFUL RANCH STYLE 5BED/3BATH CBS HOME, 4,456 TLA, built in 1974, renovated in 2004. Formal dining, family rm, living rm, eat-in bar, of“ce, gym, outdoor kitchen/entertaining patio, 20KW Generac generator, A/C units & insta-hot water heater new in 2016, colonial windows new in 2005, above ground pool w/ sun deck, metal barn w/ loft, tack room, workshop, 2 stalls, cattle loading chute, fully fenced & cross fenced! Too many amenities to list, a MUST SEE home! $355,000 Call Julia Parker at 863-801-3489 Ranch Style home on 5.66 Acres OAK TREE PLACE 2/1 1/2 Ceramic tile downstairs and carpet in bedrooms & stairway, includes appliances. HOA fee includes lawn, trash and road maintenance. Motivated seller MLS# 212452$62,000 Call Melody 863-697-1975OUSLEY ESTATES, 3/2 on 1 acre w/screened in pool. Separate 2 car garage, plus another shed. Completely fenced. Move in ready and has new laminate ”ooring thru out. Bar-B Que area by pool for entertaining. Hurricane shutters and new hot water heater. Property is located at the end of a cul-desac in a very quiet neighborhood. MLS#213081 $145,000. Call Melody 863-697-1975 Melody Hodges Erica HarveyLicensed Real Estate Agent (863) DIXIE RANCH ACRES 3/2 Home has been maintained immaculately! Workshop 24’ X 36’ with Power & Water and 16’ X 24’ Enclosed Work Area! Bring your RV and Hook Up to the 30 Amp Power located on the outside of the Workshop with an 18’ X 20’ Carport to store your boats or toys! You also can access property from 84th Ct and 83rd Ct. MLS#212696 $237,000


October 7, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 15 863-763-5335 425 SW Park Street BERGER REAL ESTATE www.cbbergerrealestate.comPhilip Y. Berger € Lic. RE Broker 3 BD/2 BA 1 CAR GARAGE CBS HOME located in Lazy 7 Estates. Nice 14 x 14 shed. Split ” oor plan. Open concept w/island kitchen. Screened back porch leads to beautiful paver courtyard with a “ re pit. New paint in 2018. Clean as a whistle. MLS 212732 $188,900 CALL CRISTIE 863-634-3604 Vicki Anderson, Lic. RE Broker863.634.4106 $159,900 5 full acres, fenced and cross fenced, Full CBS Dog Kennel, has multiple rooms, full kitchen, bathroom, kennel several tubs, stainless steel wall mounted cabinets, plus 38 dog runs, new drain“eld. This property also sports a 2002 DWMH which is a four bedroom, three bath, 1782 sq ft, “replace, two full baths in master bedroom, his and hers, double pane windows. Survey on “le. This property has many possibilities. Priced to sell!!! INVESTMENT PROPERTY Find your dream home!In addition to this weekly real estate directory, you can search online for your new home in the Lake Okeechobee Real Estate magazineLakeOkeechobee


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