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Lake Okeechobee news
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When it comes to major accidents in Okeechobee, this is NOT MY FIRST RODEO.Board Certi“ed € Over 36 Years ExperienceHoskLaw.comLocated on 3rd Street across from the courthouse Civil Trial357-5800 14.22 feetLast Year: 17.20 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. 122 Friday, October 12, 2018 50¢ plus tax 2Domestic Violence Awareness 12JV Brahmans play Fort Pierce Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsBig O Teen Anglers enjoy tournamentThe Big O Teen Anglers had their Sept. 29 tournament out of J&S Fish Camp. The weather was hot and windy and our anglers caught a lot of nice bass even with a three-“sh limit. First-place winner in the 16-to-19 age group was Alex Figueroa, with his bass weighing in at 10.18 lbs. and his big “sh weighing 4.77 lbs. For the story, see Page 3. By Richard MarionOkeechobee News According to data released by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), Okeechobee High School graduates are doing well in their “rst year of college. FLDOE compiles information from colleges across the state in a report titled Florida Public High School Graduates ReportŽ to determine whether high school graduates who are entering college are prepared for their “rst semester. This data is sent almost two years after the students graduate to provide time for the students to enroll in college and complete at least the “rst semester. The scores of those 2016 OHS graduates who enrolled in college were at or above the state average when they graduated. The state average for college-bound students who scored a level 3 or above on the 10th grade English Language Arts Florida Standard Assessment was at 75 percent while 80.5 percent of OHS college-bound students scored at that level. To help prepare for the advanced classes in secondary education, OHS started its college-bound students in rigorous courses earlier than many other districts in the state. Of the 2016 college-bound graduates, 82.1 percent had taken Algebra 1 prior to their ninth-grade year while the state average was 39.2 percent. More of Okeechobees college-bound students take the SAT and the PERT than the state average. Both the SAT and the PERT are used to determine college OHS grads do well in collegeSee OHS „ Page 14

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2 Okeechobee News October 12, 2018 Today: Mostly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 88F. Winds light and variable. Tonight: Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy skies overnight. Low 69F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.Extended ForecastSaturday: Mostly sunny skies. High 87F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night: A mostly clear sky. Low near 70F. Winds light and variable. Sunday: Mostly sunny early. Scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 88F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%. Sunday Night: Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 72F. Winds light and variable. By Katrina ElskenLake Okeechobee News The Okeechobee County commissioners approved a change in zoning for a property on State Road 78 West from residential mobile home to commercial at their Oct. 11 meeting. The business planned by Bassin Bobby Enterprises will include retail fuel sale and the sale, service and storage of boats. According to the staff report, the 11.8acre property is just to the east of Southwest 16th Avenue and Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters. To the north of the property is the 14acre tract that has a special exception for the development of the Philippine-American Cultural Center. To the south of the property are several parcels in commercial use and some vacant properties. At their Sept. 25 meeting, the Okeechobee County Planning Board recommended approval of the zoning change by a 4-1 vote. At that same meeting, the Board of Adjustments and Appeals granted a special exception to allow for retail fuel sales and sale, service and storage of boats. New business will sell, service and store boats THE GATHERING A Church of Restoration Come As You Are Sunday 10:30 AMChildren’s Church & Nursery Provided Growth Groups Meet Throughout the Week1735 SW 24th Ave • 357-4418 www.thegatheringchurch.us You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music Come and share in the word of God Trinity Free Will Baptist ChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pmPastor: Thomas Dees1840 NE 39th Blvd. (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 Recognized as one of Americas top surgeons105 NE 19th Drive • Okeechobee, FL 34972 863.623.4486 (voice) 863.623.4487 (fax) www.sainnovalsurgical.com Church Directory Okeechobee Forecast By Katrina ElskenLake Okeechobee News October is Domestic Violence Awareness month in Okeechobee County. At its Oct. 11 meeting, the Okeechobee County Commission approved the proclamation, which states: The crime of domestic violence violates an individuals privacy and dignity, security and humanity, due to systematic use of physical, emotional, sexual, psychological and economic control and/or abuse including abuse to children and the elderly.Ž The proclamation also notes that the problems of domestic violence are not con“ned to any group or groups of people, but cut across all economic, racial and societal barriers, and are supported by societal indifferences; and, The impact of domestic violence is wide ranging, directly affecting individuals and society as a whole, here in this community, throughout the United States and the world.Ž Thank you for recognizing domestic violence for the terrible crime that it is,Ž said Jonathan Bean, executive director of Marthas House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence. Mr. Bean said domestic violence is a serious problem in the Okeechobee community. Marthas House served 579 women and children this past year with direct services, he said. Thats a lot of people and those are just the ones who had the courage to reach out to us. We think these things happen to other people,Ž he continued. The women and children we served this year are your mothers, your sisters, your daughters, your friends and coworkers. They are around us all the time and they are just like you and me. Domestic violence is your issue and my issue, and we need to confront it together,Ž said Mr. Bean. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Lake Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenOkeechobee County Commission Chairman Terry Burroughs presented the proclamation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month to Jonathan Bean, executive director of Marthas House, at the Oct. 11 county commission meeting. Legion opens Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Sunday night bingo on Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. All proceeds will bene“t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public.VFW serves hamburgersBig Lake VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve wings on Sunday, Oct. 14. Music with Deb and Wes is from 2 to 6 p.m.Get fall photos of your pupHave fall dog photos taken at Diamond in the Ruff, 2943 S.W. Third Terrace in Ceder Plaza on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All funds go to support Trail of Hope animal shelter in Okeechobee. For information, call 863-447-7156 or 863-467-1493.

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October 12, 2018 Okeechobee News 3 Happy 35th AnniversaryCorinna, Your are my heart, my soul, my treasure, my today, my tomorrow, my forever and My Everything! With all my love, Ricky October 13 Special to the Lake Okeechobee News The Big O Teen Anglers held their Sept. 29 tournament out of J&S Fish Camp. The w eather was hot and windy and our anglers caught a lot of nice bass even with a three“sh limit. The largest bass caught came in from our 11-15 age group by Jentry Grif“n and weighed in at 6.40 pounds, and Alex Figueroa in our 16-19 age group came in w ith a 4.77-lb. bass. Way to go! This month we had 20 anglers catch 38 bass with a total weight of 82.40 lbs. Firstplace winner in the 16-19 age group went to Alex Figueroa with a great catch of 10.18 lbs., and Jentry Grif“n placed “rst in the 1115 age group with 8.62 lbs. Great catch! 11-15 age group: First-place winner was Jentry Grif“n, w ith his bass weighing in at 8.62 lbs. and his big “sh weighing in at 6.40 lbs. Second place was Colton McPeak, with his bass weighing in at 7.55 lbs. Third place was Trent Nelson, with his bass weighing in at 7.14 lbs. 16-19 age group: First-place winner was Alex Figueroa, with his bass weighing in at 10.18 lbs. and his big “sh weighing in at 4.77 lbs. Second place was Cody Wojcieszak, with his bass weighing in at 4.14 lbs. Third place was Taylor Nelson, with her bass weighing in at 3.57 lbs. Wed like to extend our thanks to the following boat captains who volunteered their time to take our youth anglers out for a nice day of “shing: Daniel Parker, Robert Haff, Karl Zainitzer, John Sales, Terry Seabolt, Roger Bohannon, Mitch Mulholland, Herman Parker, Billy Ellerbee and Jim Newell Wed also like to thank the Melette family for providing our after-tournament lunch. Delicious as always! Big O Teen Anglers enjoyed a September tournament Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/ BOTAFirst place winner in the 11-to-15 age group was Jentry Grif“n, with his bass weighing in at 8.62 lbs. and his big “sh weighing in at 6.40 lbs. Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/ BOTAThird place in the 11-to-15 age group was Trent Nelson, with his bass weighing in at 7.14 lbs. Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/ BOTASecond place in the 16-to-19 age group was Cody Wojcieszak, with his bass weighing in at 4.14 lbs. Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/ BOTASecond place in the 11-to-15 age group was Colton McPeak, with his bass weighing in at 7.55 lbs. Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/ BOTAThird place in the 16-to-19 age group was Taylor Nelson with her bass weighing in at 3.57 lbs.

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4 Okeechobee News October 12, 2018 Perfect stormIn order to promote awareness of t he upcoming 13th annual Okeechobee B lood Roundup to be held at the F reshman Campus on Nov. 17 a nd 18, we share stories of l ocal Okeechobee folks who h ave received donations of b lood and the difference it m ade in their lives. Holly Reinert was always anemic. In 2004, a bone marrow biopsy revealed she had a type of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), which is an often-unrecognized, under-diagnosed rare group of bone marrow failure disorders where the body no longer makes enough healthy, normal blood cells in the bone marrow. olly began taking Revlimid, a chemotherapy drug used to treat people with anemia caused by MDS. It took seven years of being on Revlimid before her body was able to adjust and produce the correct levels of red and white blood cells and platelets. As Holly describes it, the perfect stormŽ hit her last November. In October 2017, Holly needed oral surgery to replace a molar that was extracted. A bone graft was necessary for the implant and, to prevent infection, the oral surgeon prescribed an antibiotic. A month later, Holly was told to stop taking Revlimid because it was causing her platelets to drop to a drastic level. By the next morning, Holly began battling the symptoms of C. diff., a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening in”ammation of the colon. She contracted the C. diff from taking the antibiotic for her oral surgery. Early in December Holly went to the ER and was admitted into the hospital. Due to the bacterial infection and not being on Revlimid, her hemoglobin count dropped so she required a blood transfusion. After nine days in the hospital, she was able to return home. At the end of January 2018, Hollys routine bloodwork showed her hemoglobin level had dropped to a dangerous low level again, so she had to go back to the hospital for another blood transfusion. Nowadays, Holly can go three weeks between labs, and her hemoglobin, platelets and white blood cells are getting better. She was able to go back on Revlimid last February but at a lower dose. Holly has needed three blood transfusions. In her words: If you have ever given blood, thank you. I hope you consider donating blood again.Ž To honor and thank Holly for sharing her story, please donate 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 Okeechobee Blood Roundup volunteerVote No on 4Amendment 4 seeks to automatically reinstate the right to vote for convicted felons when they have served their time. The current system requires a “ve year period after they complete their sentence before they can apply for reinstatement and appear before the Executive Board of Clemency to be given reinstatement of their voting rights. Desmond Meade, chairman of Floridians for a Fair Democracy, considers this to be unfair. Mr. Meade was convicted of drug crimes, aggravated assault and possession of a “rearm, but Mr. Meade thinks this system is very unfair. To quote him. To be constantly reminded, especially during election season, that yes, youre good enough be successful, youre good enough to overcome obstacles, but youre not good enough to have your voice heard.Ž That is the reason for the Board of Executive Clemency, and the waiting period, to make sure that convicted felons have met the very parameters that Mr. Meade describes to get their voting rights back. He should have thought about those things before he became a criminal. Mr. Meade also thinks it imposes unreasonable burdens on felonsŽ to comply with the current system. What about the unreasonable burdens they imposed on their victims? The system we have is not working ef“ciently. Floridians for a Fair Democracy says there is a backlog of 10,000 applications with the Commission on Offender Review; they process the approvals from the Executive Board of Clemency. Can the Executive Board of Clemency approve these applications faster than the Commission on Offender Review can process them? They are not being processed, typical bureaucratic inef“ciency. Lets keep this system. We can make the mandatory waiting time shorter, but the main thing we need to do is get the people processing these cases off their butts and make them go to work and do their damn job, and be more ef“cient. I do believe people deserve a second chance at life, but I want the waiting period so they can show us they are deserving of that chance. You cant give it back to every convicted felon, the day they walk out of that front gate. What guarantees that they arent going to go right back to a life of crime? What if they have a second conviction. Do we give them a third chance? Give this some serious thought; these felons did not have much regard for your rights or feelings when they committed a crime. Lets give the ones that deserve it another chance, but only after they prove they deserve it. Vote NO on Amendment 4. Elvie Posey To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL 34974 Website: lakeokeechobeenews.com 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: billteam@newszap.com 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: Amendment€ Constitutional amendments are often w ritten to fool voters. Just say no to all amendments. Make the legislators do their jobs. Everything on the ballot could be handled in the Legislature.Ž „ S. JonesGlades road€ So it turns out that what we all thought was County Road 78B in Buckhead Ridge is actually a South Florida Water Management District access road. And now they have people who depend on that road to reach their homes, as well as a developer who planned to use it for a big project. W hat a mess!Ž „ K. Booker € Are these going to be more homes or mobile homes? Where will kids go to school? Are we still going to wait on “re and rescue service to come from Okeechobee, 50 mph ”ying by this new turnoff? Have they done any public hearings on this development? Sewer or septic?Ž „ Sue Brown € I say we dont want Harveys housing addition or any business out here. Leave Buckhead Ridge just the way it is. Nice and quiet. Okeechobee needs to grow, not us.Ž „ Yvonne Wilbur € I taught both of my kids to drive my stick-shift car on that little road.Ž „ Iris Pelham € I am one house on Hunter Road from Access, so please leave Access alone ... we dont want our road bigger, with more traf“c.Ž „ Eleanor Shepherd Speak Out Letters to the Editor

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October 12, 2018 Okeechobee News 5 By Cathy WombleLake Okeechobee News Okeechobee law enforcement of“cers have been busy lately with an unusually large number of DUI arrests. € Tailbird Richard Scott Pewo, 27, Northwest 34th Avenue, was arrested on Oct. 4 by OCSO Deputy Stephen Paladino after he was found asleep behind the wheel of his running vehicle as it sat in a ditch. He was charged with DUI and was transported to the Okeechobee County Jail. Bond will be set at his “rst appearance. € Loretta Joy Marr, 60, Southeast 27th Street, was arrested on Oct. 4 by OCSO Deputy Devon Satallante. She was charged with DUI fourth or subsequent offense. She was transported to the Okeechobee County Jail. Bond was set at $5,000. € James Mitchell Patterson, 56, Southeast 19th Terrace, was arrested on Oct. 4 by OCSO Deputy Steven Pollock after complaints that an older white male was seen in the parking lot of Lock 7, urinating in public. When Deputy Pollock arrived at Lock 7, the car was no longer there, but later a car with a similar description was stopped by Deputy Jos Garcia, who was attempting to do a welfare check. The report states that Deputy Garcia detected a strong odor of alcohol. Deputy Pollock stated that he observed a half-consumed 1.75 liter bottle of vodka lying on the ”oorboard. Deputy Pollock requested that Mr. Patterson submit to a “eld sobriety test, and Mr. Patterson was unable to pass the test. He was charged with DUI alcohol or drugs, third offense. Bond will be set at his “rst appearance. € Rigoberto Garcia, 36, N.W. 38th Avenue, was arrested Oct. 6 by OCSO Deputy Steven Pollock after he was observed by Deputy Pollock to be speeding on U.S. 98 North. The report states that after pulling Mr. Garcia over, he detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. A “eld sobriety test was administered and, when Mr. Garcia did not pass, he was charged with DUI alcohol or drugs. Bond was set at $25,000. € Shirley Ann English, 57, N.E. Fifth Trail, was arrested Oct. 6 by OCSO Deputy Brian Cross after a complaint was received about a vehicle swerving into oncoming traf“c. The report states that the vehicle pulled into the Buckhead Ridge Fire Station, where “rst responders spoke to the driver. Jack Bayless, a volunteer “rst responder, stated that the driver almost hit his vehicle as she was pulling in. When he asked her if she was OK, she reportedly told him that she was drunk. He stated that she then told him she had to get out of there because she was not getting arrested, and then she left. Deputy Cross reports that when he came into contact with Mrs. English, he detected a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, and her words were slurred. Ms. English was taken to Raulerson Hospital due to possible alcohol poisoning and charged with DUI alcohol or drugs. Bond was set at $25,000. € Tabitha Hare Stevenson, 38, N.W. 26th Avenue, was arrested on Oct. 7 by OPD Of“cer B.J. Meer. The arrest report states that Ms. Stevenson did not maintain her lane while driving and caused a traf“c accident involving an Okeechobee County sheriffs deputy. The report then states that she left the scene. She is charged with DUI and hit and run. Bond was set at $3,500. € Brian Lee Rucks, 38, S.E. 28th Street, was arrested on Oct. 7 by Deputy Dan Franklin after he was reportedly seen harassing an underage girl and trying to pick her up. When Deputy Franklin located Mr. Rucks and attempted to question him, he detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and asked him to perform a “eld sobriety test. Mr. Rucks was unable to pass the test and was charged with DUI alcohol or drugs. Bond to be set by judge at appearance. According to the United States Department of Transportation, every day almost twenty-nine people die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes.Ž That averages out to about one person every 50 minutes! Think about that the next time you get behind the wheel. 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). € Erica Nicole Frederick, 24, Northwest 98th Street, was arrested on Oct. 4 by OCSO Deputy Ben Vuleta. She was charged with two felonies, possession of hydromorphone, and tampering with evidence. She was also charged with the misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. Bond was set at $10,500. € Francisco Martinez, 20, no known address, was arrested on Oct. 7 by OCSO Deputy William Jolly on an out of state fugitive warrant. He was transported to the Okeechobee County Jail. No bond was set. € Senturia Jolly, 49, Miami, Fl, was arrested on Oct. 6 by OCSO Sergeant Aric Majere and charged with introduction of contraband into a state correctional institution. Bond was set at $5,000. €Joe Anthony Jenkins, 31, S.W. 22nd Street, was arrested on Oct. 6 by OPD Of“cer Luis Rojas and charged with ”eeing a police of“cer and resisting an of“cer without violence. bond was set at $6,000. € Jason S. Dillon, 32, Linda Road, was arrested on Oct. 5 by OCSO Deputy Quinton Speed and charged with intimidating/ threatening a witness or victim. Bond was set at $515,000. € Jessica Mae Eaton,32, U.S. 441 SE, was arrested on Oct. 5 by OPD Of“cer Jason Gavern and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $5,000. € Thomas Allan Malone, 34, N.E. 42nd Avenue, was arrested on Oct. 6 by OCSO Deputy Michael Cauley. He was charged with felony counts of possession of narcotics and traf“cking methamphetamines and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a license with knowledge. Bond was set at $91,000. € RJAy Armstrong Jr., 36, N.W. 6th Street, was arrested on Oct. 6 by a member of the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force and charged with grand theft, grand theft of a “rearm, and possession of a “rearm by a felon. Bond was set at $150,000. € River Robert Maupin, 27, S.E. 21st Court, was arrested on Oct. 8 by OCSO Deputy Ben Vuleta and charged with violation of probation, possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana. No bond will be set. € Peyton Lee Hewitt, 18, S.W. 19th Terrace, was arrested on Oct. 8 by a member of the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force and charged with possession of marijuana resin an possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $5,500. € Kendra Marie Cutcher, 51, N.W. 28th Street, was arrested on Oct. 8 by OCSO Deputy Francisco Hernandez and charged with resisting an of“cer with violence. Bond was set at $5,000. € Jessie James Wright, 28, N.W. 12th Street, was arrested on Oct. 8 by OPD Of“cer Luis Rojas and charged with resisting arrest with violence and disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $10,000. € Omar Soto, 16, N.W. 4th Street, was arrested on Oct. 8 by OCSO Deputy Robert Gonzalez and charged with battery of a person 65 years or older. He was taken to the juvenile detention facility in Ft. Pierce. € Amber Nichole Busby, 28, at large, was arrested on Oct. 9 by a member of the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force and charged with possession of methamphetamines and also with a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $5,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Okeechobee law of“cers busy with DUI arrests By Cathy WombleLake Okeechobee News A man who was too involved with scratching his lottery tickets to follow law enforcement directions found himself in jail on Tuesday night. According to the arrest report, Deputy Robbie Lamb was on routine patrol when he observed a white Dodge run a stop sign. Taking note that the vehicle was also speeding, Deputy Lamb initiated a traf“c stop. As Deputy Lamb approached the vehicle, he noticed that the driver was a white female, and there was a Hispanic male in the front passenger seat. The driver of the vehicle was told why she was being pulled over and was asked for her license and registration, which she supplied. Deputy Lambs report continues that through past dealings with the driver he knew of a history with narcotics and therefore asked whether there were any illegal weapons or drugs in the vehicle, which she denied. The driver consented to a search of the vehicle, and Deputy Lamb reports calling for backup at that time. Deputy Lamb stated he then asked the passenger, who was scratching off lottery tickets, for his identi“cation so he would know who he was dealing with. The report states that the passenger continued to scratch off tickets without looking up. Deputy Lamb explained that he told the passenger he could be placed under arrest for obstruction if he refused to provide identi“cation, but the passenger again refused and continued to scratch lottery tickets despite multiple requests by Deputy Lamb. When backup arrived, both the driver and the passenger were asked to step out of the vehicle, and both of them complied. Once again the passenger was asked for identi“cation and warned that if he failed to provide it, he would be arrested. The report concludes that after further refusal, he was placed in hand restraints and taken to the Okeechobee County Jail for processing, where he was identi“ed as Brenardo Pinon Ors. A review of his records determined that he had “ve aliases. He was charged with obstruction of justice without violence. Bond was to be set by the judge. The driver was issued a citation and released. The report is silent on whether any of the lottery tickets were winners. The odds were not in his favor GOP to meet on Oct. 15The Okeechobee Chapter of the Republican Party of Florida welcomes you to attend the monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Cowboys BBQ, 202 N.E. Seventh Ave. Please arrive by 6 p.m. if you are placing a food order.Garden & Orchid meeting setThe Garden and Orchid clubs will meet on Monday, Oct. 15 at the Okeechobee Extension Of“ce, 458 U.S. Hwy 98 N. The Garden Club will start at 6 p.m. followed by 15 minutes of fellowship. The Orchid Club will begin at 7:15 p.m.

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6 Okeechobee News October 12, 2018Pauline Marie Camp, 45OKEECHOBEE „ Pauline MarieŽ Camp passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. She was born Nov. 8, 1972 in Or lando. She was raised in Orlando until she and her family moved to Okeechobee. Her nickname as a child w as RedŽ due to her beautiful red hair. She w as a giving, loving, caring, and good hearted person. She is and w ill always be truly missed. Marie was preceded in death by her loving grandparents, James F. and Pauline Watkins; loving mother, Ileen Sieracki; and father, Dav id Suggs. She is survived by her friend, Ron Ammons; daughters, Elizabeth Ileen Landaverde and J essica Alexis Camp; three beautiful grandchildren, Lilliahna Elizabeth Camp, Nathan Elliott Camp, and Lucian Medrano; sisters, Samantha Anne You (Thang), and their two children, Rebecca Christine Pummell and her two sons, and Melissa Sieracki (Rachel); aunts, Paula Spiva and Claudia Patterson; uncle, James BubbaŽ Watkins (Vicki), all of Okeechobee; several aunts and uncles on her fathers side; many cousins; many friends; and her dogs, Prissy, Sassy, and Ginger. Visitation will 3 p.m. until services at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Those wishing to leave a message o f condolence may sign the register book at, w ww.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. OHS Class of 1979 Reunion October 18-20, 2018: Thursday, October 18 … Homecoming parade starts at 6:00 pm and the Class of 1979 will participate. Classmates are meeting at Main Street Salon prior to the parade at 4:30-5:00 pm Friday, October 19 Homecoming game at 7:00 pm at OHS. Note: we have reserved seating at the fr ont g ate, inside. Look for Class of 1979! Afterwords, gather at Lunkers, 4825 US 441 South OR you can meet at 7 pm at Lunkers, and classmates will be there to meet you. Saturday, October 20 VFW South (Big Lake Post) 3912 US Hwy 441 SE; Social hour at 6 pm with Dinner at 7 pm and dancing at 8 pm with TJ and the Cruisers band. Cost is $40 per person. Dress is dressy casual. For more information on tickets, contact Becky Barnhart at 863-634-6980.Charles Frier, 90Okeechobee … Charles Frier died Oct. 10, 2018. He was born June 28, 1928 in Pompano Beach to the late Hillary and Eunice Or rie (Meek) Frier. He proudly served our country in the United States Army. A resi dent of Okeechobee since the 1960s he was an avid “sherman and member of the Moose Lodge and the VFW. Mr. Frier is survived by his sons, Mike Frier (Cathy), of Mo., and Bob Frier, of Okeechobee; stepdaughter, Barry, of La.; “ve grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. No services will be held at this time. Those wishing to leave a message of con dolence may sign the register book at, www. OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Obituaries BHR VFW serves dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East, 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, baked and french fried potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, onion rings, salad and dessert. Live music is by Crystal. Proceeds bene“t homeless veterans. For information, call 863-467-2882.Legion will host dinnerOn Friday, Oct. 12 come and enjoy dinner at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Everyone is welcome. Dinner will be “sh, shrimps or chicken and french fry baskets, for a $6 donation and is served from 5 until 8 p.m. with music from 6 to 9 p.m. For information, call 863-763-5309.VFW serves steakBig Lake VFW post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve a steak dinner on Friday, Oct. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. Music with Karaoke Kop is from 6 to 10 p.m.Oasis Lounge opensThe Okeechobee Shrine Club Oasis Lounge, 1855 S.W. 53rd St., next to Fast break, will be open this Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13, with doors open at 6 p.m. For the “rst hour all drinks are $1 off. There will be chicken wings and hot dogs for sale. Popcorn is free! They are a smoke free lounge. For information, call Keith at 863-643-2682.Main Street hosts OktoberfestOkeechobee Main Street will host the Oktoberfest City Walk on Saturday, Oct. 13 with craft beer and music from 3 to 7 p.m. on Park Street in downtown Okeechobee. Gather with friends and enjoy craft beer and music at the businesses on Park Street.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. This is by appointment only. Nationally certi“ed child safety technicians will be on staff and can help you with the correct car seat: selection, direction, location, installation, and proper “t.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 to sign up.VFW Riders serve breakfastThe VFW Riders will serve a full breakfast at 8:30 11 a.m. and chicken wings and sliders at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 East. Proceeds bene“t veterans services. For information, call 863467-2882. More Community Events can be found at OkeechobeeNews.net in the Community section.DAR to meetThe 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.VFW serves hamburgersBig Lake VFW post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will serve hamburgers and hot dogs on Saturday, Oct. 13 Music is with the Logan Brothers from 2 to 6 p.m.

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October 12, 2018 Okeechobee News 7 Florida Department of Transportation District OneFinancial Project Number: If you have questions about the project or scheduled public hearing, please contact Nicolas Leon, Project Manager The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, will hold a public hearing for the above referenced project on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Pier ll Resort, 2200 US 441 SE, Okeechobee, Florida. The hearing will begin as an open house at 5 p.m. with a formal presentation at 6 p.m. FDOT will hold this meeting to give interested people the opportunity to review displays and talk one-on-one with staff. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is designing improvements for the SR 15/700 (US 98/441) at SE 18th Terrace intersection. The primary a signal warrant analysis at the intersection to determine if a signal is needed to reduce delay. Subsequently, an evaluation was performed to determine if a roundabout would reduce delay and increase safety. FDOT is proposing a roundabout at this intersection. Beginning at 5 p.m., people can view the draft design plans on aerial photographs, ask questions, and provide comments to FDOT representatives. The formal public hearing begins at 6 p.m. A hearing moderator will offer introductory remarks and a slide presentation will follow describing the project. During intermission, people can sign up to make oral comments. Those who do not wish to speak can submit written comments. Draft design plans will be available for review September 11, 2018 through October 30, 2018 at the Okeechobee County Public Library at 206 SW 16th Street, Okeechobee Library Hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. FDOT will hold this public hearing in accordance with Section 339.155, Florida Statutes; Section 339.199, Florida Statutes; and Section 120.525, Florida Statutes. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cynthia Sykes, District One Title VI Coordinator at (863) 519-2287 or by € Were excited for the Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting of Diamond C Events this Friday, Oct. 12, at 5 until 6:30 p.m., located at 24497 E. State Road 78. Photo opportunity at 5:30 p.m. Their “rst event, The Fall Festival & Corn Maze,Ž will be open every weekend in October. There w ill be plenty of family time events, including a hayride or a ride in their barrel train. Y oull de“nitely want to try your skill of w orking your way through the Corn Maze. Make sure to come out and celebrate the ribbon-cutting with them as they begin on this grand adventure. Bring your family and friends, get a tour of the event, a hayride and learn about all that this festival has to offer. Refreshments will be provided. € Its time once again for the Chamber Business of the Year Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Raulerson Hospital! Since this is the “fth anniversary of the awards, we have changed it up, added and generally made the whole event one you wont want to miss. On Oct. 17, join us at 310 S.W. Fifth A ve., First Baptist ROC, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our year in review and the awarding of our esteemed members for all that has been accomplished for the community in 2018 as well as a few surprises! Dont miss out, reserve your seat and lunch today. Luncheon tickets are still only $15. Please RSVP at okeechobeebusiness.com or call the chamber at 863-467-6246. All chamber events are open to the public! Please come out and support our local businesses and cheer our “nalist on. € Come out to welcome a new doctor in town, on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Come celebrate with us as you meet Dr. Michael Schwartz at his of“ce located at 245 N.E. 19th Drive. Come learn about his practice, talk with Dr. Schwartz and his staff, as you enjoy some lite refreshments. Ribbon-cutting will be at 5:15 p.m. with photos. € Concealed Weapons Classes have resumed. Saturday, Oct. 20, will be the next scheduled class starting at 8:30 a.m. until noon. Cost is $40 per 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, Oct. 18, will meet at the sheriffs of“ce at 8:30a.m. and then travel as a class to the designated range. € Oct. 24 … 10:30 a.m. Ribbon-Cutting/ Grand Opening of Giddy Up To Go Delivery Service. The ribbon-cutting will be at Parrott Island located at 1001 S. Parrott Ave. at 10:30 a.m. Please come out and meet the owner, Leanna Steele, and “nd out how you can order your lunch by phone and have it delivered right to your door. Think about it, its raining out „ Giddy Up To Go will deliver. Its snowing out ƒ OK ... so maybe just really cold out, Giddy Up To Go will deliver. € Our Chamber After Hours for this month will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Our host for the evening will be Jones Supply A.I. Sales & Service, located at 801 S.W. Park Street. Jonesy and his staff are looking forward to having everyone to stop by, learn all that his business has to offer while enjoying a different type of icebreaker game. Networking is always a great way to meet new friends or catch up with longtime ones. Our businesses deserve to be showcased so that they can share what we may not know about their business. Refreshments will be served. Mark your calendars and we hope to see you there. € When was the last time you showed your skills in a Pumpkin Carving Contest ? Well, we are looking for businesses, community leaders and any other interested party to participate in our Contest of Pumpkin Art! All pumpkins must be carved and able to be illuminated on Halloween evening and brought to the chamber of“ce on Friday, Oct. 26, by noon. This will be Our Chamber Pumpkin Classic ƒ all submissions will be taken from 9 a.m. to noon at the chamber on Friday, Oct. 26, to be judged. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to put their carving skills to the test to compete in this traditional holiday contest. Prizes will be awarded to “rst and second place in the following categories: Scariest, Funniest, & Most Unique. Judging will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the winner will be announced on Monday, Oct. 29. You can stop by the Pumpkin Patch at First United Methodist Church and pick out your pumpkin or at other various local businesses. Prices vary by size. Chamber of Commerce News

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8 Okeechobee News October 12, 2018 By Richard MarionLake Okeechobee News Last weekend, over 100 high school teams competed in the two-day B.A.S S. Nation regional and national quali“er on Lake Okeechobee. The Okeechobee High School Bass Club brought home two top-10 “nishes in the “rst weigh-in on Oct. 6. Brahmans Logan McMasters and Tyler Alexander took eighth place, while John Pearce and Justin Heavey placed seventh. On Oct. 7 at the “nal weigh-in, OHS Bass Club was able to bring in four top-20 “nishes. In 19th place, Jay Krall and Michael Betts with 11.82 lbs.; 12th place, Kyle Zainitzer and Tyler Scott with 13.96 lbs.; “fth place, Daniel Parker and Alex Figueroa with 18.13 lbs. And coming in “rst place were Brahmans John Pearce and Justin Hevey with a weight of 25.90 pounds. The conditions were rough and the competition was tough, but that didnt stop our anglers from “shing their hearts out,Ž said Bass Club sponsor Kimberly Wojcieszak. Their determination and perseverance paid off on Sunday with a team “rst, all 17 teams weighed in a bag of “sh. That is an accomplishment that we are very proud of.Ž Next, the OHS Bass Club will compete in their next tournament in the Harris Chain of Lakes in November. All of the OHS Bass Club would like to thank Garrards Tackle shop for providing dinner to all of the competing teams Friday night as well as their constant support of our club,Ž said Mrs. Wojcieszak. We would also like to thank Okeechobee Fishing Headquarters and Fast Break Bait and Tackle for their unwavering support of our club. We can never thank our captains enough for all that they do. They are the backbone of our club, and without them we would not exist.Ž Family-Owned & Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 € Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech & Out-Patient erapy € Long-Term Nursing Care Available 24/7 € Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing € Delicious Meals € Fun & Stimulating Activities Five-Star Rated We Love to Care! Okeechobee Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226 208 NORTHEAST THIRD STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972863.763.3909TenniswoodDental.comThe doctors at Tenniswood Dental Associates have been creating beautiful smiles for over 55 years. Mark J. Tenniswood, D.M.D. Jenna Tenniswood Bryan, D.M.D. Clifford E. Bryan IV, D.M.D.NOW OPEN Wednesdays and every 1st & 3rd Saturdays along with our normal hoursAccepting New Patients OHS Bass Club reels in “rst place at tournament Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsDaniel Parker and Alex Figueroa placed “fth with a weight of 18.13 lbs. Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsJohn Pearce and Justin Hevey were able to claim “rst place with a weight of 25.90 pounds. Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsJay Krall and Michael Betts placed 19th with a weight of 11.82 lbs. Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsKyle Zainitzer and Tyler Scott came in 12th place with a weight of 13.96 lbs.

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October 12, 2018 Okeechobee News 9 CALL 863-410-2860TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW LUNCH WITH THE DOCWednesday, Oct. 17th, 2018 11:30 am Lakeside Grill 1111 S. Parrott Ave. Find out exactly what you can do today to feel better in the comfort of your own home. Find out why waiting to see if it goes away on its own may be a HUGE mistake! Learn HOW to avoid the most common and costly mistakes so many patients have been subjected to Learn about some of the BEST options for eliminating pain staring now Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/ NESNES Students of the WeekThe North Elementary School Students of the Week for the week of Oct. 8 are: Jostin Romero, Nadia Villarreal-Sanchez, Robert Moore, RaLayshia Holmes, Sandy Mendez, Geraldine Salazar, William Hyatt, Seth Morris, Candelario Guzman, Drake Nichols, Zayla Ridley, Angelina Amenold, Daniel Solorzano, Chloe Corwin, Mason Branam, Abigail Silvas, Deanna Amenold, Ryder Gorham, Haydyn Davis, Fernando Rodriguez, Heaven Perez, Sarah Phillips, Noah Hazelieff, Lizber Jimenez, Juan Espinosa, Moies Vargas, Johana Lopez, Javin Urbina, Jaslene Ponce, Aiden Pabst, Zech Browning, Dennis Raiford and Dario Vasquez. Lake Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenBreast Cancer Awareness MonthThe Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners declared October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month at their Oct. 11 meeting. Commission Chairman Terry Burroughs presented the proclamation to a group of breast cancer survivors. Family fun nights setThe Okeechobee Childrens Mental Health System of Care presents family nights at Indian River State College. Bring the kids and join them at the Williamson Center for fun, education, dinner and more. The events will take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The dates are as follows: Oct. 23, Nov. 27; and Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 26 and April 23 in 2019. For more information, call 863-462-5152, extension 135.

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10 Okeechobee News October 12, 2018 Special to the Lake Okeechobee News Two Okeechobee County sheriffs deputies were recently recognized for their lifesaving efforts. Lt. Shane Snyder stated, On May 11, Deputy Robert Feldman responded to a call involving a female subject that was found face down in her bathtub “lled with w ater, not breathing. The victim was found by her husband, who then called 911 for assistance. When Deputy Feldman arrived, the victim had no pulse or heartbeat. Deputy Feldman removed the victim from the bathtub and began CPR. Cpl. Kristin Gray arrived immediately after Deputy Feldman and took over the duties of performing CPR on the v ictim. The deputies continued performing CPR until medics from Okeechobee County Fire Rescue arrived. When they arrived, EMS personnel were able to utilize a Lucas machine to take over chest compressions and the victims pulse returned. The victim was then transported to Raulerson Hospital for further treatment. Unfortunately on May 12, the victim passed away, but due to the actions of these two deputies, her family was able to be with her while she was still alive. Their quick response provided that little bit of time the family would so desperately need in order to be with the victim in her “nal hours. Cpl. Gray and Deputy Feldman did not hesitate in their response to the crisis and exempli“ed what law enforcement stands for, which is to serve and protect.Ž Deputy Feldman, now a school resource of“cer at South Elementary School, was presented his award by Principal Emily Strellman, along with Sgt. Mark Roberts, Cpl. Cari Arnold and Lt. Randy Thomas. Deputies honored for trying to save woman By Katrina ElskenLake Okeechobee News The Okeechobee County code enforcement special magistrate will hear 10 new cases and six old cases at the Oct. 16 hearing at 2 p.m. in the Health Department A uditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. Failure to correct code violations can result in “nes of up to $250 per day. The new cases include the following: € Penny M. Simpsons property on Northwest 31st Avenue is charged with a code violation for an inoperable or abandoned vehicle. The vehicle must be moved from the property, put inside an enclosed garage or licensed and tagged. € Richard David Honshelt Jr.s property on Southeast 26th Street was cited for a code violation of unauthorized number of dwellings on a lot. To remedy the violation, the property owner must remove old single w ide mobile homes from the property. € Virgillio Macdeos property on Northw est 29th Avenue was cited for abandoned/ inoperable vehicles, trash and debris, w recked vehicles, unauthorized occupancy of an RV, parking, storage and use of certain v ehicles, and outdoor storage or dumping. € Leon and Patricia Chambers property on Southeast 61st Drive was cited for trash and debris, unsafe structures, overgrown w eeds and/or grass and condition which constitutes a safety hazard. The mobile home on the property is derelict and does not meet minimum housing standards, states the report. The structure has been condemned by the building of“cial. A demolition permit is required from the Community Development Department to remove the mobile home from the property or demolish. € Eric Guacins property on Southwest 11th Way was cited for overgrown weed and/or grass. The property owner was ordered to mow the grass and/or weeds. € James and Joyce Daviss property on Southeast 27th Street was cited for inoperable/abandoned vehicle and parking, storage and use of certain vehicles. € Charles Williams and Gina Lamb Williams property on Northwest 63rd Terrace was cited for trash and debris, unauthorized occupancy of a recreational vehicle, outdoor storage or dumping, overgrown weeks or grass and condition of the building. The deterioration of the mobile home, through failure to repair, creates an unsightly appearance and has a deleterious effect on the use and enjoyment of surrounding properties, according to the report. The property owner was ordered to repair the damaged roof, fascia and exterior walls of the mobile home with all required permits and inspections, discontinue use of an RV as a dwelling or remove it from the property, and clear the entire property of grass, weeds, furniture, tires, buckets, barrels, trash and debris. € Glenn Reads property on Southeast 63rd Drive was cited for inoperable/abandoned vehicle, trash and debris, outdoor storage and overgrown weeds and grass. The property owner was ordered to clear the property of unlicensed vehicles, trash, construction material, machine parts, tires, debris and outdoor storage, and to mow the overgrown grass and weeds. € Susan and Geary Adams property on Northwest 19th Avenue was cited for inoperable/abandoned vehicles. The property owner was ordered to clear the property of unlicensed/inoperable/abandoned vehicles. € Joyce Riecks property on Northeast 17th Terrace was cited for unsafe structure and outdoor storage. To correct violations, the property owner was ordered to remove condemned mobile homes from property, along with removal of all scrap from burned mobile home, with required permits for demolition. The property owner was also ordered to clear the property of all outdoor storage including household goods, trash and debris. The old business cases include the following: € Mauro Tovars property on U.S. 98 N. was found to be in violation of county code. The property owner was ordered to remove wrecked, unlicensed vehicles and parts and cease storage and salvage uses. € Mercy Edith Luna Macias property on Northwest 368th Drive was found to be in violation of county code. The property owner was ordered to bring property into compliance, including removal of trash and debris and cease outside storage. € Tiffany Trimbles property on Northwest 31st Avenue was found to be in violation of county code. To bring the property into compliance, all junk, trash and debris must be removed. Outdoor storage items must also be removed. € Daniel Clements and Ann Hoskins property on Northwest 102nd Street was found to be violation of county code. To bring the property into compliance, unlicensed vehicle must be moved indoors or removed from property, scrap and debris must be removed and outdoor storage items must be removed. € The Southeast 36th Avenue property belonging to Mobile Home Park Manager Inc. was found to be in violation of county building permit rules. Property owner was ordered to obtain all required permits, including fees and inspections. € The SR 78 West property belonging to Penny Lane LLC was found to be in violation of county code. To bring the property into compliance, three derelict mobile homes must be removed with all applicable permits and fees. Magistrate to hear code enforcement cases Special to the Lake Okeechobee News Cyberattacks against small businesses are on the rise. In fact, 43 percent of all attacks worldwide target businesses with under 250 employees, according to Symantecs 2016 Internet Security Threat Report. To prepare for these threats, small business owners are encouraged to attend the Cyber Security for Small BusinessŽ lunchand-learn session Tuesday, Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Indian River State College (IRSC) Pruitt Campus in St. Lucie West (500 N.W. California Blvd, Building F-144). An RSVP is required for the free event and can be completed at cctiirsc.com. Participants will ascertain valuable information and learn necessary skills to mitigate threats, including the latest phishing and malware attacks; implementing remediation practices; and understanding the new and ever-changing cyber insurance landscape. The Florida Small Business Development Center at IRSC serves as the principal provider of local business assistance, offering valuable cybersecurity training at no cost to small businesses. The Cyber Security for Small BusinessŽ session is offered as a part of the SBDC Network Byte-Size Program established to provide small-business owners with a sound understanding of the risks of cyberattacks, common cybersecurity threats and strategies to safeguard their business. Funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, State of Florida and other public and private partners, IRSC is home to the Florida SBDC Network Treasure Coast of“ce. The Florida SBDC at IRSC provides credentialed consulting, training and research to help aspiring and existing small businesses grow and succeed. For more information about the Florida SBDC at IRSC, email fsbdc@irsc.edu. IRSC hosts free cyber-security session Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/ OCSOPrincipal Emily Strellman presents an award to Deputy Robert Feldman for his lifesaving efforts on May 11, 2018. Also pictured are Sgt. Mark Roberts, Cpl. Cari Arnold and Lt. Randy Thomas.

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12 Okeechobee News October 12, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News/ Richard MarionThe Okeechobee Brahman JV defense swarms to the Fort Pierce Central ball carrier in their game on Oct. 10. The JV squad ultimat ely lost the game 13-7, but the team has been able to pull off some big wins in the past few weeks. The Brahmans had a 16-14 win over South Fork on Sept. 2 7 with a clutch last-second “eld goal along with a 12-10 win over rival Clewiston on Oct. 4. Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will hold a Jesuse and Me J.A.M.Ž session for the youth on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., for all school age children. This is free and open to the public. For information call 863-634-4327. The Christ Fellowship Church 701 S. Parrott Ave., will hold a Cancer Support Group on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Group sessions will be a resource for encouragement, education and support. For information, call Judy at 863-532-1721 or email CancerSupportCF@gmail.com. Nondenominational gospel sing: If you 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. Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W. 32nd St., will host a Revive Outreach Night on Friday, Nov. 9. For information, visit reviveoutreach.com. Believers Fellowship Church 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will offer help to seniors residing in Okeechobee. There is now a food pantry set up for seniors on Social Security. Call 863-634-4327 in order to set up a meet time at the church for the pantry. We welcome you with open arms. Come as you are. Church of Our Saviour, Episcopal Church 200 N.W. Third Street, would like to extend an invitation for you to come and worship with them. Church services are Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday 6 p.m. A Nursery and a Comfort Room are available for your use. They have Childrens Church (ages pre-k through high school) Sunday at 10:30 a.m., and also offer an Adult Forum & Bible Study on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Visit the website for more information, churchofoursaviourokeechobee.org, or call the church of“ce Tuesday through Friday at 863-763-4843. Christ Fellowship Church 701 S. Parrott Ave., invites all to worship. Service 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 relaxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest. Visit our website, gochristfellowship.com, or call 561-799-7600 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 (6th-12th 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 863-623-4233. Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., comes with an exciting message of hope and a vision to reach out to all people in Okeechobee and the 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 Tuesday at 2 p.m. at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For more information, call Gretta Spradlin at 863-763-0899. 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: 863-7634477. Area churches host special events

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14 Okeechobee News October 12, 2018 readiness of students, and Okeechobee students who took these assessments scored higher than the state average in math and w riting portions of the assessments. Once in college, a higher percentage of 2016 Brahmans enrolled in courses earning college credits earned a GPA of 2.0 or above, completed non-credit bearing math ematics courses, and successfully completed advanced math courses than the state average. These college-enrolled graduates also successfully completed remedial read ing or writing and/or completed Freshman Composition I or II at a higher percentage than the state average. The number of certi“cations earned at OHS over the past several years has also increased signi“cantly. Originally the strategic plan presented to the Okeechobee School Board called for 237 certi“cation to be earned during the 2017-18 school year, OHS exceeded that goal and had a total of 328 certi“cations awarded. The programs producing the most certi“cations were certi“ed nursing assistant, automotive repair, Microsoft Of“ce Specialist Bundle Certi“cation and Adobe Certi“ed Associate Photoshop. The data released by the FLDOE along with the number of career and tech certi“cations earned by OHS students show that Brahman grads appear to be prepared to enter and have success in both college and the workforce. OHSContinued From Page 1 Special to the Lake Okeechobee News WASHINGTON, D.C. „ The U.S Senate passed the Americas Water Infrastructure A ct of 2018 Oct. 10, which included the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir project. The bill will now go to President Trump for approval. At long last the Everglades Agricultural A rea Reservoir is “nally authorized by Congress! We are making history for Americas Everglades today. Special thank-you to Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio and to the entire Florida congressional delegation for their strong commitment to Everglades restoration and long support of the EAA Reservoir project. Todays vote comes after thousands of Audubon advocates urging them to protect our waterways and way of life,Ž said Audubon Florida Director of Everglades Policy Celeste De Palma on W ednesday. The recurring toxic algae blooms in South Florida and the 2015 seagrass die-off in Florida Bay tell us our watershed is sick. Implementing Everglades restoration projects like the EAA Reservoir is the antidote the ecosystem needs, and fast action by Congress to get these projects approved and funded is essential to recovery. The EAA Reservoir is a stroke of President Trumps pen away from crossing the “nish line. Help for Americas Everglades is coming.Ž After urging by Audubon and other Everglades advocates, the Florida Legislature advanced the EAA Reservoir in Senate Bill 10 in 2017. State of“cials planned the project in record timing and then submitted the project for federal approval. In September, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a pre-conferenced version of the bill Americas Water Infrastructure Act, which included authorization of the EAA Reservoir. This historic step by the U.S. Senate brings the project to the president for “nal approval. The EAA Reservoir will store and move water south of Lake Okeechobee „ restoring the historic ”ow of freshwater through the parched Greater Everglades Ecosystem and into Florida Bay. U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) have been united in their efforts to pass the legislation. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sens. Nelson and Rubio urged the leaders to bring this years Water Resources Development Act „ which includes funding for a massive reservoir project south of Lake Okeechobee designed to store and clean some of the water being released from the lake before it goes into the nearby waterways „ to the Senate ”oor for a vote as soon as possible. The EAA Storage Reservoir is a critical piece of the puzzle for ending Lake Okeechobee discharges and the harmful algal blooms they help fuel,Ž the senators wrote. Sen. Nelson, who has been pushing his colleagues to approve the funding needed for the massive reservoir project known as the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), was able to get the project included in this years WRDA bill. Shortly after he and Sen. Rubio sent their letter to Senate leaders, Senator Nelson took to the Senate ”oor to urge his colleagues to pass the bill as soon as possible. Right now, in Florida, we are facing a massive environmental and economic crisis,Ž Sen. Nelson said. If we dont act soon, Im afraid there wont be much of an environment in South Florida left to save.Ž Now, the real work begins,Ž said Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg. The history of Everglades restoration is littered with back-slapping celebrations followed by communal amnesia as projects that began in earnest were abandoned, delayed or held hostage to special-interest politics.Ž A note of caution: Congressional autho rizationŽ just means a project is eligible for funding. Historically, federal water resources legislation has not included a funding mechanism. AuthorizationŽ is not appropriation.Ž EAA reservoir approval awaits Trumps signature By Cathy WombleLake Okeechobee News Howard Francis Cohen, 62, of Okeechobee was killed on Sunday night, Oct. 7, as he attempted to cross U.S. 441. According to Florida Highway Patrol, Mr. Cohen was walking east on the north shoulder of the highway before he attempted to cross the road to return to his home. The report states that Mr. Cohen walked out into traf“c, where he was hit by a 2018 Lincoln Continental. Mr. Cohen was pronounced dead at the scene by Okeechobee County Fire and Rescue. The accident is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol. Pedestrian killed in motor vehicle accident Historical Society to meetThe public is invited to attend the Historical Society meeting to be held on Monday, Oct. 15 at noon in the museum located at 1850 U.S. 98 North. Bring a covered dish to share and $10 for the annual dues!Meet and greet setBUCKHEAD RIDGE „ Come out Sunday, Oct. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. to meet and greet with Jeff Barnes, County Commissioner District 2 candidate. There will be free chicken dinners at the Buckhead Ridge park.

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October 12, 2018 Okeechobee News 15 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time PARTS WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR Location: Okeechobee Purpose: Responsible for selling, receiving, and delivery of parts, attachments and accessories. In addition, performs in-store customer service, overall organizational promotion, and stocking duties. Greets customers and provides assistance. Responsibilities: • Monthly and annual inventory audits • Oversee warehouse and warehouse personnel • Look up and ordering of Parts for John Deere equipment using JDPOINT ordering system & PMPRO catalog system • Look up and ordering of Parts for Other Vendors using their website catalogs • needs using PFW business system • Promotes and sells products and/or services to meet customer needs • Supplies Service Technicians with parts as required • Assists with preparing and maintaining merchandise displays • Assists in keeping parts department clean and orderly • Follows up on shortages and expedites issues by reporting to the manager • Assists in maintaining all departmental tools, equipment, and vehicles are in good working order • Perform other related duties assigned by Manager. Experience, Education, Skills and Knowledge: • Basic data entry/keyboarding skills • 3-year experience in shipping & receiving • Basic machinery knowledge • Parts Educate Required to have 20 credits per year of John Deere training as well as training requested by their Parts Manager • Ability to use the JD Pathways /John Deere Parts Catalog computer application and Vendor Websites for parts look up and ordering. • Ability to learn PFW business system for invoicing, receipting and ordering parts for customers • Ability to work in a team environment • Ability to lift items weighing up to 75 lbs. • High School diploma or equivalent experience • Fork lift license required Please send resume to: dpadron@efe1963.com or fax to (561)296-7158 Business Opportunities Business Opportunities Employment Full Time Employment Full Time HELP WANTEDAre you interested in what happens in your community? Are you an avid reader? your grammar, spelling and punctuation skills? The Lake Okeechobee News you. General computer skills a plus. Training will be provided in the computer programs position with competitive Send your resume to kelsken@newszap.com or 107 S.W. 17th Street (in the plaza behind Domino’s) out an application. Registered Nurse The position serves as a member of the School Health Team with the DOH-Okeechobee. RN will perform duties in assigned Okeechobee health insurance and FRS retirement. Submit application to: https://jobs. NOW HIRING CLASS A and CLASS B DRIVERS for local deliveries. Must know the area, have clean driving record and pass a drug 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 Auctions 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 Employment Full Time Hospice of Okeechobee Now Hiring RN, FT nights (Tues., Wed. & Thurs.), rotating on-call 863-467-2321 Employment Part Time Feed Wagon Operator needed for large dairy farm. Experience with heavy equipment preferred. Call 863-7632279. DFWP. Possibly a part-time position. NeedEXTRA MONEY? CARRIER NEEDED FOR ONCE A WEEK ROUTE IN LABELLE107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLSMust have truck and or trailer

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16 Okeechobee News October 12, 2018 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD840NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGF LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1816 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES SECTION SIX PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 61 LOT 4 BLOCK 10 TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME DESCRIBED AS A 1996 HIGH WITH VIN NO: FLFLS70B23936HL31 AND FLFLS70A23936HL31 AS SHOWN IN THAT AFFIDAVIT RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 641 PAGE 378 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. 1-27-33-35-0060-00100-0040 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ADAIN SAMUELL RAUDEL YERO REIDEL YERO Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 1st day of November, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 288255 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD841NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGF LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1901 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: OTTER CREEK ESTATES UNIT ONE PLAT BOOK 6 PAGE 29 LOT 6 TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME DESCRIBED AS A 2005 FTWD WITH VIN NO GAFL475A76420AV21 AND GAFL475B76420AV21 AS SHOWN IN THAT AFFIDAVIT RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 751 PAGE 412 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. 1-30-35-35-0030-00000-0060 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DANIEL RAY RAULERSON DAWN M RAULERSON Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 1st day of November, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 288256 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD848NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGF LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2681 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: TAYLOR CREEK ISLES UNIT VII LOTS 208 AND 209 TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN DOUBLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME DESCRIBED AS A 1988 HOME WITH VIN NO FLHW058700589AHS AND FLHW058700589BHS AS SHOWN IN THAT AFFIDAVIT RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 738 PAGE 1379 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-26-37-35-0070-00000-2090 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: VICKIE C CROCITTO Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 1st day of November, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 288288 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD846NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGF LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2457 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: EL MIRA SOL LOTS 1 5 6 & W 1/2 OF LOT 7 BLOCK 1 EL MIRA SOL W 1/2 OF LOT 14 BLOCK 1 1-18-37-35-0020-00010-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JEREMIAH JOHNSON AKA JEREMIAH LYNN JOHNSON LANA PALMER AKA LANA JOHNSON AKA LANA M JOHNSON RONALD WADE PALMER SELENA MAUDE JOHNSON Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 1st day of November, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 288275 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD850NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DEVIN WILLIAMSON the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1292 Year of Issuance: June-01-2012 Description of Property: L OT H OF TRACT 7 EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 7 SECTION 27 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGES 3-3E INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA 1-27-34-33-0A00-00007-H000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DENTON II LLC Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 1st day of November, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 288224 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD839NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGF LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1433 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: LOT F TRACT 16 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 16 32 34S 33E 1-32-34-33-0A00-00016-F000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALAN T GILLIARD SR LAURIE A GILLIARD Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 1st day of November, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 288247 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD847NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGF LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2622 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO 5 PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 45 LOT 29 1-25-37-35-0060-00050-0290 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: STEVEN BLOOM THRALL Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 1st day of November, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 288284 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD851NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BE A MAN BUY LAND LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2411 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: CAREYS SUBDIVISION PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 33 W 10 FT OF LOT 7 LOTS 8 & 9 BLOCK 6 1-15-37-35-0100-00060-0070 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: LAJUANA MCNEIL AKA LAJUANA SMITH MCNEIL SABRIA SMITH Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 1st day of November, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 288270 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD843NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGF LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2213 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: PLAYLAND PARK LOT 27 BLOCK D 1-07-37-35-0010-0000D-0270 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: AMANDA DESCHAMPS DUANE THOMAS Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 1st day of November, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 288260 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD842NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CAPITAL ONE NA AS COLLATERAL ASSIGNEE OF TLGF LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 1926 Year of Issuance: June-01-2016 Description of Property: COUNTRY HILLS ESTATES LOT 1 LESS W 315 FT BLOCK 12 1-02-36-35-0010-00120-0010 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JACOB NISSON Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 1st day of November, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 288257 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018TD849NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MOONSTONE PROPERTY INVESTORS LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 2870 Year of Issuance: June-01-2013 Description of Property: PALM VILLAGE RANCH LOT 85 1-33-37-35-0030-00000-0850 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: THOMAS S GULLO Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M ., on the 1st day of November, 2018 SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT & COMPTROLLER Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Frances Conner Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 288290 ON 9/28;10/5,12,19/2018 PUBLIC NOTICE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council for the City of Okeechobee will conduct a regular meeting on Tues, Oct. 16, 2018, 6 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, FL. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The agenda may be obtained from cityofokeechobee.com or by calling the Office of the City Administrator, 863-763-3372 ext. 9812. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as defined by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the City Clerks Office no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372 ext. 9814. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Council in support or opposition to any item on the agenda, a copy of the document, picture, video, or item MUST be provided to the City Clerk for the Citys records. By: Mayor Dowling R. Watford, Jr. 293065 ON 10/12/2018

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Public Notice Public Notice LEGAL NOTICE A public auction of stored personal property from Okeechobee Store-N-Lock to be conducted at the following locations in Okeechobee, FL: WEST – 2701 Hwy 70 West; NORTH – 3050 SW 3rd Terrace ; and SOUTH – 4129 Hwy 441 South The auction will be held to pay unpaid storage fees (pursuant to the Florida statutes, Section 83.806). Public Auction to be held on WEDNESDAY October 24, 2018 beginning at 9:00AM at the WEST location. We will then proceed to the NORTH location and end at the SOUTH location. All payments must be made in full, CASH ONLY by the date/time of auction. WEST HECTOR VELASQUEZ JR Unit # 7-48 ANGELA FISHER-HOWARD Unit # 2-6 NORTH PATRICIA HELSEL Unit # N0043 SOUTH JAMIE PYE Unit # 128 DALMONNIA KING Unit # 118 JESSICA WALL Unit # 89 293285 ON 10/12,17/2018 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. TIRED OF STAYING IN A MOTEL, WORKING IN OUR AREAFULLY FURNISHED 1 and 2 BEDROOM PROPERTIES. WEEKLY OR MONTHLY RATES AVAILABLE (863) 467-4371 ApartmentsTAYLOR CREEK CONDO: 1BR, 1BA fully furn., 1st floor. $900/mo. utilities incl. Sec. dep. req. & background ck. AVAILABLE NOW! 863-634-0663. Commercial Property TREASURE ISLAND 2100SQ. FT. METAL BUILDING 2 ROLL UP DOORS BEHIND LAKESIDE CARWASH. $800.00/MO. YEARLY LEASE, FIRST-LAST+ SEC. 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2018-CP-143 In re: Estate of CLAUDE RONNIE MAYES, a/k/a CLAUDE RONALD MAYES, a/k/a CLAUDE R. MAYES. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Ancillary administration) The ancillary administration of the estate of CLAUDE RONNIE MAYES, a/k/a CLAUDE RONALD MAYES, a/k/a CLAUDE R. MAYES, deceased, date of death December 31, 2017, is pending in the Circui t Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address o f which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, T he names and addresses of the ancillary personal representative and the ancillary 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 served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS A FTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVE R BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH A BOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The first publication date of this notice is: September 28, 2018. Ancillary Personal Representative: Christopher Lee Bowman 11400 Blade Crest Court Lousiville, Kentucky 40291 Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative CONELY & CONELY, P.A. Post Office Box 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367 (863)763-3825 Primary E-Mail Address: tconely@conelyandconely.com Secondary I E-Mail Address: blanier@conelyandconely.com Secondary 2 E-Mail Address: service@conelyandconely.com By Torn W. Conely, III Florida Bar #096482 290575 ON 10/5; 10/12/2018 Administration of Estates IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2018-CP-136 Division: ProbateIN RE: THE ESTATE OF: HAYWOOD E. WARD, SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f HAYWOOD E. WARD, SR. deceased, whose date of death was Administration of Estates A pril 28, 2018, is pending in the Circui t Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address o f which is 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 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 THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOT ICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOT ICE 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 T HE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORID A PROBATE CODE 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 date of first publication of this notice is October 5th, 2018. Petitioner Cynthia Ward 7950 Hwy 78 West Lot 46 Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Attorney for Petitioner: JEFFREY A. FADLEY, P.A. Fla. Bar No. 035667 Attorney for Petitioner 180 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite A Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: (863) 763-5733 Facsimile (863) 763-6199 291701 ON 10/5,12/2018 October 12, 2018 Okeechobee News 17 ACROSS 1 Regular patterns 7 Mass robes 11 __ time 14 Madrid-based airline 15 Bantu language 16 Keats still unravishd bride of quietnessŽ 17 *Big-time 19 Barnyard noise 20 Topeka-to-Peoria dir. 21 Spiny houseplant 22 Rwandan ethnic group 23 Reporters query 25 Pundits 27 Baseball commissioner before Manfred 28 May I get a word in?Ž 30 *Local legend sought in a 1999 horror film 32 Round building 33 Thumbs-up 34 Low-tech propeller 35 Most swanky 37 Whistleblowers request 41 __ card 42 Ancient greeting 43 1986 #1 hit for Starship 44 *Oatmeal sweetener 48 Bamboozle 49 Sri __ 50 Pretend 52 MD for women 53 Old French coins 54 Cantina crock 55 Something to come up for 57 St. whose motto is ForwardŽ 58 *She voiced Princess Fiona in ShrekŽ movies 62 Press into service 63 Cries of clarity 64 Very cold period 65 Brit. leaders, the last four of whom begin the answers to starred clues 66 Bakery output 67 Parable feature DOWN 1 Finger-pointing pronoun 2 Its first champion was the Pitt. Pipers 3 Decorates, as a royal crown 4 Waffle __ 5 Flags 6 Tessio in The GodfatherŽ 7 Rhododendron varieties 8 Star of DraculaŽ (1931) 9 Risqu 10 Seek damages 11 Ruckus 12 Hot 13 Just the right amount 18 Aerie fledgling 22 Many a soap heroine 23 Briefcase fastener 24 Where Lima is 26 Deep gulfs 27 Adult cygnet 29 Mostly-shavedhead hairstyles 31 Classical guitar family name 36 Volcano near Catania 37 Online icon 38 Fruity wine drinks 39 City fooled by a horse 40 Betray boredom 42 Not ephemeral 44 Hit the roof 45 To Kill a MockingbirdŽ theme 46 Burdens 47 Tracey of sketch comedy 51 30s V.P. John __ Garner 54 Pearl Harbor site 56 March time?58 Hailed transport 59 Wildcatters find 60 In times past 61 __ master By Jeff Stillman 2016 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 04/07/16 04/07/16 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com ADVERTISE and Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifiedsCrossword Puzzle 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

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18 Okeechobee News October 12, 2018 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Se Habla Espaol1200 S. Parrott Ave. € Of“ce: 863-763-2104 Visit our website to view more listings | www.Century21okeechobee.com | admin@c21okee.com 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 € LakeORE.com Lori Mixon Lic. Real Estate Broker (863)634-1457LMixon@MixonGroup.com ~Our Priorities are simple..They’re Yours! ~ Exceptional Remodel! CBS, 3 Bd/ 2Ba/ 3 GAR. Grand entry. Lovely open concept. New Kitchen with soft close cabinets, Quartz counters, glass stacked backsplash. SS appl. Vaulted ceiling gives majestic ambiance to open MLS# 213107 $299,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 LEGACY COURT BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME!• Blue Heron ~ Waterfront, Beautiful buildable Lot MLS 212375 $89,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 • Flying “G” Estates ~ Vacant WATERFRONT Lot on Rim Canal in MLS#212479 $69,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 •Country Hills ~ 4.73 Beautiful acres MLS#213093 $69,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 Julia Parker863.801.3489RoyalJewelRealEstate@gmail.com 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 Erica HarveyLicensed Real Estate Agent (863)610-1490EHarvey@MixonGroup.com BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2005 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Mobile Home with open Floor plan. This home is move in ready new roof installed in June 2018. MLS 213011 $95,000 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 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 magazine

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October 12, 2018 Okeechobee News 19 863-763-5335 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 $189,000 Beautiful mobile home on a canal with no low bridges. Home has giant sunroom on a canal and has an amazing kitchen. Kitchen has been completely remodeled into a cooks dream. It has massive cupboard and counter space, a built in double oven, a side by side frig and a nine (9) foot island that houses a 100 cubic feet of drawers and shelves. The Florida Room looks out over the canal which entertains many “sh, birds, etc. A hurricane rated carport. LAKE OKEECHOBEE ACCESS TAYLOR CREEK ISLES 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 RealEstateMagazine.com

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