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Lake Okeechobee news
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Our Focus is to Make You ComfortableŽ 467-1545LIC NO. CAC029420 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. 123 Sunday, October 14, 2018 75¢ plus tax 13OHS volleyball seniors honored 3KOA to host Oktoberfest Special to the Okeechobee News/ Mary ONealNorth Elementary School kindergrtners Hannah ONeal (left) and Hayden Suarez (right) enjoy the bench donated by R-Bar Estates The Ranch. By Leah SuarezSpecial to the Lake Okeechobee News As part of the Sandy Hook Promise, Start with Hello week was incorporated into the Okeechobee County Schools. Start with Hello week enabled students to make a difference with their peers in a simple, fun, and impactful way by encouraging them to take small but powerful actions to promote connectedness and inclusion, and to identify Start with HelloSee BENCH „ Page 100 By Cathy WombleLake Okeechobee News October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and according to the University of Floridas research, more than 400,000 cats and dogs entered shelters in Florida in 2017. When the time comes to choose a new pet, people are often drawn to pet stores, but there are so many loving animals in need of homes in our local shelters, and depending on which shelter they are in, you may be their last hope. Unless a shelter is a no-kill shelter, they can only keep an animal for a certain amount of time before they have to be put down. The University of Florida Veterinary Program research shows that in 2016, 2,727 live dogs and cats entered shelters in Okeechobee County, with 1,237 leaving the shelters alive. This is a 45 percent survival rate. Hendry County had a 50 percent survival rate. Glades County had only a 15 percent survival rate for animals entering their shelters, and in Palm Beach County, the rate was 75 percent. The data indicates that the chance of survival is higher for dogs than it is for cats in all of the counties. Sergeant Arlene Durbin of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce has been in charge of Animal Control Services since July 2015. She explained that they do everything in their power to “nd homes for their animals. She said its not like in the old days where you saw a dogcatcher chasing a dog down the street because he hated dogs. They all love the dogs. Sgt. Durbin explained that their “rst priority is to try to “nd the owner when a new dog is brought in off the street. They will hold the dog for “ve days, giving the owner a chance to come “nd the dog. They also post on social media, looking for the owner. Sgt. Durbin also stated they have several animal rescues that have contracted with them to come and take animals and “nd homes for them. She Shelter dogs need new homesSee SHELTER „ Page 10


2 Lake Okeechobee News October 14, 2018 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY WILLIAM BILLŽ WALLACE FOR COUNTY COURT JUDGEWILLIAM BillŽCOUNTY COURT JUDGEFOR VOTE NOV. 6 WALLACE€ Experience € Honor € Integrity € TemperamentThank you Okeechobee! Your past, present and future support will always be appreciated. -Bill Today: Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 88F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tonight: Mostly clear skies. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.Extended ForecastMonday: Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Monday Night: A few clouds from time to time. Low 72F. Winds light and variable. Tuesday: Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 89F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tuesday Night: A mostly clear sky. Low 71F. Winds light and variable. Wednesday: Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 89F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Wednesday Night: Isolated thunderstorms during the evening, becoming clear overnight. Low near 70F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsNew park manager appointedAlex Creager has been appointed as the new park manager for Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park and Okeechobee Battle“eld Historic State Park. Mr. Creager is a native of Kentucky and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelors degree in natural resource conservation and management. He began his career with the Park Service as an AmeriCorps volunteer at KPPSP, and then served as a park ranger at Paynes Prairie State Park and, most recently, Peacock Springs State Park. Pictured with the Battle“eld Friends 2-inch howitzer cannon are: Natalie Carlson (administrative assistant), Shawn Henderson (Okeechobee Battle“eld Friends president) and Alex Creager. Special to the Lake Okeechobee News Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce Detective DeMarcus Dixon recently received a certi“cate of completion for successfully completing the Detective Academy at Indi an River State College. IRSC Academy Coordinator Darren D. Mingear presented the certi“cate to Detective Dixon, stating, DeMarcus is only the third graduate of this academy.Ž Mr. Mingear explained that the Detective Academy certi“cate marks 240 hours of comprehen sive study of investigations, philosophy and practical application. Detective Dixon was previously working on road patrol full time, while attending the academy at night. He was determined to complete this academy and, with the support of his family, has now ful“lled his goal. Sheriff Noel E. Stephen stated, We are very proud of Demarcus accomplishment in completing this certi“cation. Training is what makes us better for ourselves, agency and community. This is an example of the type of of“cer we need to retain in Okeechobee for our future Sheriffs Of“ce!!Ž Congratulations, Detective DeMarcus Dixon! Detective earns certi“cate Special to the Lake Okeechobee News/ OCSOIRSC Academy Coordinator Darren Mingear, presenting the Detective Academy Certi“cate to Detective DeMarcus Dixon. Also pictured: Detective Dixons wife Nashay, daughters Savannah, Victoria and Raelyn, his sister Barbie and Okeechobee County Sheriff Noel E. Stephen. Old ”ags to be retired in special ceremony by ScoutsOKEECHOBEE „ Seawinds Funeral Home has launched its Stars & Stripes Flag Retirement Program.Ž People in the community who are looking for proper ”ag disposal can bring their ”ags to Seawinds Funeral Home, located at 3833 S.E. 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, during normal business hours. Flags will be stored safely and disposed of in the proper, digni“ed manner as outlined by the United States Flag Code. Flag donors will have the opportunity to attend an of“cial Flag Retirement Ceremony to be conducted at a future date. The Flag Retirement Ceremony is a special, unique presentation conducted by the Boy Scouts of America. For information, call 863-357-7283.


October 14, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 3 Special to the Lake Okeechobee News Okeechobee KOAs Oktoberfest celebration, planned for Oct. 19-21 will include music, fun and, best of all „ dachshund racing. The races are set for 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. The inaugural races in 2017 attracted about 40 pint-sized racers, who were grouped into heats by age category, with prizes given for each heat. Many of last y ears contestants will be back this year „ the winners trying to defend their titles and challengers eager to claim the fame for themselves. Contestants must be signed up in advance so that organizers will know how many heats to plan. Local residents can stop by the Okeechobee KOA on U.S. 441 to “ll out the applications. Those traveling to Okeechobee to camp at the KOA for the weekend can make arrangements to enter their dogs in the races when they make camping reservations. Each dog must have two handlers. One handler holds the dog at the starting line. The other handler calls to the dog from the “nish line. After the regular heats are “nished, this years competition will include a special event. The Lake Okeechobee News will sponsor a special race open to all dachshunds with one rule „ all contestants in the event must wear hot dog costumes. We really want a photo of as many dachshunds as possible racing in hot dog costumes,Ž explained Lake Okeechobee News editor Katrina Elsken, who plans to be on the “nish line with a camera. The KOA event does not require the costumes for the regular races. Last year, the dogs were given colorful Oktoberfest scarves to wear. But those who happen to have a hotdog costume can take advantage of the additional race. The Oktoberfest events will be open to KOA campers and the general public. Day passes will be available for purchase at the front desk for those who are not camping. Friday, Oct. 19, the festival starts will a Willkommen SocialŽ from 4 to 8 p.m. with fun in the Biergarten.Ž Entertainment will be by an International Polka Band. Live music will also be featured in the Shanty Tiki Bar from 7 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 20, the festival starts at 9 a.m. with vendors, roving entertainment, games and the Florida Outdoors RV Showcase. Dachshund races start at 9 a.m. in the recreation area. Craft opportunities will include lederhosen T-shirt type dye and decorate your own alpine hat. A keg rolling contest starts at noon. The Oktoberfest costume contest starts at 1 p.m. Seven Tolliver and the Trop Rock Junkies will perform from 1 to 5 p.m. Cloggers will perform at 3:30 p.m. A cornhole tournament to bene“t KOA Care Camps starts at 7 p.m. The Highway One Band will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 21, the pet parade will be at 9 a.m. „ costumes encouraged but not required. A Pickleball Challenge tournament to bene“t KOA Care Camps starts at noon. For more information, go online to koa. com or call 863-763-0231. KOA Oktoberfest to feature dachshund racing Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 147 Hwy 441 SE € Okeechobee € 863-467-5243 Lake Motors Lake Okeechobee Hwy 441 SE Hwy 78 Hwy 441 *Plus Tax, Tag and Dealer Fee We Buy Cars! 2004 GMC ENVOY NOW ONLY $ 5,695 2005 JEEP LAREDO NOW ONLY $ 5,995 AUTO, A/C LOADED #U2319 WAS $ 4,995 *2004 TOYOTA COROLLA NOW ONLY $ 4,495 7 PASS, AUTO, A/C #U1819 WAS $ 4,995 *2005 CHEVY SUBURBAN NOW ONLY $ 3,995 CONVERTIBLE AUTO, A/C, #U1389 WAS $ 6,995 *2006 TOYOTA SOLARA NOW ONLY $ 5,995 AUTO, A/C, LOADED #U3719 WAS $ 4,495 *2004 HYUNDA SANTE FE NOW ONLY $ 3,995 AUTO, A/C, LOW MILES #U1416 WAS $ 7,495 *2006 CHEVY TRAIL BLAZER NOW $ 6,495 *AUTO, A/C, LOADED #U1611 AUTO, A/C #U3118 AUTO, A/C, 7 PASS #U16162002 TOYOTA SEQUOIA NOW ONLY $ 5,995 WAS $ 6,995 30 day warranty on all vehicles 2012 FORD FUSION WAS $ 7,495 NOW ONLY $ 6,495 *AUTO, A/C, LOADED, #U2318Spooky Deals are waiting for you... MANAGERS SPECIAL WAS $ 6,495 Special to the Lake Okeechobee NewsHot dog costumes are not required for the KOA Oktoberfest dachshund races, but there will be a special additional race at the end for all dogs in costume.


4 Lake Okeechobee News October 14, 2018 To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL 34974 Website: Phone: (863) 763-3134To Submit NewsThe Lake Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinion, calendar items, story ideas, and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 7633134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed or emailed. Email: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (863) 763-3134 Email: okeeadsales@newszap.comCall: (877) 353-2424 to place a classi“ed advertisement from home Fax: (877) 354-2424 Email: classads@newszap.comBilling DepartmentEmail: Lake Okeechobee News ( USPS # 406160) is published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newsmedia, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL 34974 Periodicals Postage paid at Okeechobee, FL 34974 and additional mailing of“ces. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Okeechobee News Circulation Administration 110 Galaxy Road € Dover, DE 19901 Additional copies may be purchased for 50¢ for Wednesday and Friday, and 75¢ for Sunday.StaffPublisher/Editor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Cynthia Eckert Advertising Manager: Jaime LimogesOur Purpose...The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledge...€ To operate the newspaper as a public trust € To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism € To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues € To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness, and compassion € To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions € To disclose our own con”icts of interest or potential con”icts to our readers € To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. € To provide a right to reply to those we write about. € To treat people with courtesy, respect, and compassion MEMBER OF: The Blessings of FriendshipBy Rev. Kay MullerEpiscopal Church of Our Savior In the Old Testament in Job 2:11, we read: When Jobs three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.Ž In the New Testament, its obvious that Jesus had a close circle of 12 (the disciples). These apostles held no quali“cations to be apprentices of the Savior of the world. They were average men at best, but Jesus saw something in them, as He does in us, unknown even to them. Scripture reveals a lot about Jesus friendships with Peter, James and John. These three were present for miracles that the others were not, including the raising of Jariuss daughter from the dead (Mark 5:37) and on the mountain for the trans“guration of Jesus (Matthew 17:1 ). The apostle John referred to himself as the one Jesus lovedŽ (John 13:23) as he reclined next to Him at the Last Supper, and Johns loyalty as a friend to Jesus surpassed his speech. He was there for Him in the garden, and the only one of the 12 at the foot of the cross. Jesus friendship with Mary, Martha, and Lazarus (all siblings) began with hospitality (Luke 10:38). Later in the Gospel accounts, the two sisters run to Jesus when their brother is sick, and He wept for what His friends had to go through to get to the miracle recorded in John 11 :35. There are many scriptures about friendship in the Bible and possibly you are familiar with some of these: Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.Ž (John 15:13) A friend loves at all times.Ž (Proverbs 17:17) The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.Ž (Proverbs 27:9) Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; if one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10). Internationally renowned professor, priest, author and theologian, Henri Nouwen, wrote: When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often “nd that it is those who instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness ... that is a friend who cares.Ž I have been blessed with many cherished friendships, and this week I celebrated the birthday of my best friend. She has been there in times of joy, in moments of grief, in the uncertainty of illness, on journeys of adventure, on dead-end journeys, the journeys in the warmth of a bright summers day, and the journeys taken in the chill of a dark winter „ sometimes pushing, sometimes pulling, sometimes just being „ but always sharing the moment, uttering encouragement, listening at times, advising at times, empathizing, sympathizing, providing energy, uttering peace, and most importantly, praying. I re”ect on the words of the hymn The Lily of the Valley: I have found a friend in Jesus, Hes everything to me ... in sorrow. Hes my comfort, in trouble. Hes my stay. He tells me every care on Him to roll. Thanks be to God to the forever friend we have in Jesus „ and for the lessons in friendship recorded in the scriptures. Thanks be to God for blessing us with friends along our journey! Give thanks to God for your friends, pray fervently for your friends, be a friend, and do as Jesus commanded Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no greater commandment than these.Ž (Mark 12:30-31) Blood donors save livesIn order to promote awareness of the upcoming 13th annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup to be held at the Freshman Campus on Nov. 17 and 18, we share stories of local Okeechobee folks who have received donations of blood and the difference it made in their lives. On Sept. 15, 2009, Tony Bowers got a diagnosis of osteosarcoma „ bone cancer w as found in his left femur. Osteosarcoma is the most common kind of bone cancer in children and teens. It can affect adults, too, but teenage boys are most likely to get it. Chemotherapy was started on Sept. 22 and, as with most patients, it wrecked his immune system. Tony got very ill and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital where he received a blood transfusion. In December 2009, Tony had surgery to remove his thigh bone, and it was replaced w ith a titanium femur. He also had his knee replaced with a prosthetic knee. During his surgery, chondrosarcoma was discovered. Chondrosarcoma is a type of cancer closely related to bone cancer. However, chondro sarcoma forms in cartilage, the tough but ”exible tissue that pads the ends of bones and lines joints, not in the bone tissue itself. Tony went through six months of chemo therapy after his surgery and now he is cancer-free going on nine years. Tony says, To anyone willing to donate, please do because it can help someone like it helped me.Ž Tony has received two blood transfusions „ the “rst one was when he w as injured in an auto accident when he w as 7, and the second one followed the chemotherapy. Please honor and thank Tony for sharing his story by donating the gift of life „ your blood „ at the 13th annual Okeechobee Blood Roundup on Nov. 17 and 18 at the Freshman Campus. All blood donors will receive a commemorative Roundup T-shirt, coupon bag and refreshments, and be eligible for prizes. Susan Williams Okeechobee Blood Roundup volunteerPaper drive to help ShrinersNo man ever stood so tall as when he knelt to help a child.Ž This is the philosophy of Shriners everywhere. The Okeechobee Shrine Club will be holding their annual paper drive on the weekends of Oct. 12 and 13, 19 and 20, and on the 26. The paper drive is to collect money to help support the 22 childrens hospitals and two burn units across the United States. Some 100 percent of the money collected goes directly to the care of children and support of their families during some of the most trying times a child could go through. From birth to the age of 18, the Shriners help children with certain medical needs and/or burns by providing medical care, transportation and lodging nearby the hospital if needed. The Shriners pay 100 percent of these costs. Last year, Palm Beach County, Martin County and St. Lucie County raised a combined $11,000 with their paper drive. Okeechobee County alone raised $5,000. That would not have been possible without the generous support of our great Okeechobee citizens. We want to thank you for the support and convey our gratitude to you, the people of Okeechobee. What a great town we live in! Caring and giving cant even begin to describe the caliber of residents we have here. Thank you. Please stop by Publix or Walmart on the dates listed above and drop your spare change in the bucket of the Shriner sitting out front. Not only does the Okeechobee Shrine Club thank you but, more so, the children you have helped through the years and the children that are yet to come. Thank You Keith Tomey President Okeechobee Shrine Club Tony Bowers


October 14, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 5 By Cathy WombleLake Okeechobee News A hurricane may or may not strike Florida in any given year, but according to Melissa Yunas, wild“re mitigation special ist and public information of“cer for the Florida Forest Service, a wild“re absolutely w ill. The National Fire Protection Associa tion explains that when people build their homes in more rural areas, conditions are perfect for a wild“re to move from wildland to homes traveling via trees, bushes, pine needles, etc. Nature is beautiful, and it is understandable that people want to live out in the country. Privacy is often what people are after, and privacy is a great thing,Ž says Senior Forest Ranger Gary Davenport. But, y ou can make your home safe from “res and still have privacy.Ž According to the Ready, Set, Go Program (RSG), which was created by multiple agencies to educate the public on this problem, each year, wild “res consume hundreds of homes nationally in the Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI).Ž Their studies have shown that simple steps taken by the homeowners could possibly have saved 80 percent of those homes. In the event of a wild“re in our area, dispatchers Sally Joyner and Carla Richardson at the Florida Forest Service would be called. They would obtain all the infor mation and relay it to the rangers. The station is staffed by four “re“ghters: Ranger Davenport and Rangers Robert Smith, Jos Bautista and Chuck Mullin. Mr. Davenport explained that they work closely with the local “re department, but their area of expertise is the wildlands, and though the departments are cross-trained and work together, they would be the “rst responders to a wild“re. If the “re was encroaching on homes, it would be the job of the Forest Service to clear a safe path for the “re de partment to get their equipment in. He explained they use a specially constructed bulldozer to clear away brush and debris the “re might consume. This bulldozer has to withstand temperatures of 270-280 degrees. It has a water-cooling system installed in case it catches “re. If this happens, the “re“ghter would get out and hose it down if it were safe to do so. Last y ear, one of the rangers was over run by “re and barely made it out. His dozer was destroyed. If they can clear a path of about 30 feet in front of the “re so there is no fuel for the “re to consume, the “re will usually die out. They go in and try to make a circle around the “re using the bulldozers so the “re is contained within that circle. If they can do that, there is nowhere for the “re to go, and it will die. Ms. Yunas explained the smoke is so thick while they are doing this that the men on the ground cannot see where they are going, so they have a pilot, Sanne Esque, who ”ies overhead in a Cessna 182. She guides them to the “res. Ranger Davenport stated that if it werent for her, he would be dead many times over. We all love her. We would do anything for her,Ž he said. They also utilize a local helicopter pilot named Larry Davis. He cools down the “res using what is called a Bambi bucket until the “re“ghters can get there. Ranger Davenport and Ms. Yunas are very concerned about the readiness of some of the homes in the area for the coming of peak “re season, which runs from the end of February to May or June. They explained that there are things you can do to make your home safer: € Make sure all dead vegetation is removed at least 30 feet from your home. € Clean leaves, pine needles and branches from roof and gutters. € Cover all vent openings with a oneeighth-inch metal screen. € Clean pine needles and leaves out from under mobile homes. € Do not store combustible materials within 5 feet of your home. The type of landscaping you choose for your yard is important, too. Some plants are more combustible than others. Ms. Yunas called palmettos gasoline on a stick.Ž She explained that oak, yucca, dogwood and white oak are all low-”ammability plants. Pine needles are highly ”ammable. She stated that in general, the broader the leaf, the less ”ammable the plant. One of the many services provided by the Forest Service is a free wild“re readiness check. If you would like Mr. Davenport to come out and look at your home to see if it is safe, he would be more than happy to do that. He is also willing to answer any questions at any time. One of the things he made very clear is this is his community. All of the people who work there live in Okeechobee. The last thing they want is to see a neighbors home burn down, not to mention the fact that “ghting wild“res is very dangerous work, and he worries about his men. He considers them a family. We want to go home, too,Ž he says. Every year we have a wild“re. The steps we take today can make a difference.Ž If you would like to schedule a home/ yard inspection or just have a question you would like to ask, call 863-467-3221. Wild“res are coming; is your home ready? Lake Okeechobee News/ Cathy WombleSenior Forest Ranger Gary Davenport shows off some of his “re“ghting equipment. The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week: A SSAULT€ 2800 block U.S. 441 North € 800 block Southwest 28th Street € 6800 Southeast 86th Boulevard € 1000 block Northwest 34th Street € 2800 block Southwest 3rd Terrace € 5000 block Northeast 168th Street € 1200 block Northeast 16th Avenue € 1200 block Northwest 35th StreetBURGLARY€ 700 block Northwest 34th Terrace € 3500 block Southeast 8th Street € 3100 block Southeast 33rd Court € 500 block Southeast 38th Avenue € 1900 block Southeast 34th Lane € 400 block Southeast 35th Terrace € 3500 block Southeast 8th Street € 800 block Southwest Park Street € 3100 block Southeast 33rd Court € 500 block Southeast 38th Avenue € 500 block Northwest 4th Street € 3100 block U.S. 441 Southeast € 500 block Northwest 4th Street € 400 block Southeast 35th Terrace € 3300 block Northwest 2nd StreetCRIMINAL MISCHIEF€ 8100 block U.S. 441 Southeast € 3900 block U.S. 441 Southeast € 11500 block Southeast 115th Trail € 9600 block Southeast 115th TrailFRAUD€ 14900 block Northwest 250th Street € 8700 block State Road 78 West € 500 block Northwest 4th StreetTHEFT€ 2700 block Northwest 5th Street € 6700 block Northeast 7th Lane € 3900 block U.S. 441 Southeast € 2200 block Highway 86 North € 2700 block Northwest 5th Street € 3900 block U.S. 441 Southeast € 2700 block Northwest 5th Street € 11500 block U.S. 441 Southeast € 11500 block U.S. 441 Southeast € 3300 block Northwest 34th Avenue € 34800 block U.S. 441 North € 2700 block Northwest 5th Street € 2300 block Southwest 3rd Court € 2899 Northwest 20th Trail € 8200 block Southeast 57th Drive € 4600 block State Road 710 Southeast OCSO Investigations


6 Lake Okeechobee News October 14, 2018 6 Pauline 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 Luciano 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 All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Obituary Obituaries should be submitted to the Lake Okeechobee News by emailing Customers may also request photos and links to online guestbooks. A link to the obituaries is available at Legion opens Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64, 501 S.E. Second St., w ill 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. V FW 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 for 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.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!Legion host 5-card bingoAmerican Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host “ ve-card bingo on Monday, Oct. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. with lunch served at 12:30 p.m. For information, call 863-763-5309.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 w ill begin at 7:15 p.m. W omens Health Night setRaulerson Hospital will host Womens Health Night on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the IRSC Williamson Conference Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. Meet the Mammogram Technologists. Enjoy appetizers and more. There will be a physician lecture. RSVP is required. To RSVP or for information, call 863-763-9228 or go online to (classes & events).Shrine Club hosts dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club,1855 S.W. 53rd St., off of U.S. 78 W., next to Fast Break will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 4 until 7 p.m. for an $8 donation. This is open to the public and all members of the Shrine Temple. Entertainment will be provided by Jay and Patty. For information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club or to lease the club, contact the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378 or Keith at 863-634-2682.Hospice will hold yard saleHospice of Okeechobee, 317 S.E. Third Ave., will host a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct. 17 24, and 31. The sale is from 8 a.m. to noon.Democrats to meetOkeechobee Democrats will host their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Beef OBradys, 608 S. Parrott Ave., at 6:30 p.m.Falls Prevention lecture setRaulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. in Okeechobee, invites the community to a Falls Prevention lecture on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. in the cafeteria. A continental breakfast will be served. No RSVP is necessary.OHS 79 reunion setOHS class of 1979 will celebrate its 40th reunion from Oct. 18 through Oct. 20. For information, tickets and schedule of events, contact Becky Barnhart at 863-634-6980.TOPS to meetTake Off Pounds Sensibly Club Inc. or TOPS will meet at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., in room 18 on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 4 to 5:15 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 19 from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. This is open to the public. For information, call Phyllis at 863-467-8636 or Catherine at 561-512-7321 or visit park is going to the dogsHelp the Fraternal Order of Police build a dog park by taking a test drive on Friday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Sheriffs of“ ce, 504 N.W. Fourth St. For every test drive, Gilbert Ford will donate $20 to the dog park!Healthy Symposium setThe public is invited to the 2018 Rural Health Symposium to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Indian River State Colleges Hendry-Dixon Campus, 2229 NW 9th Ave. The Symposium is free and presents a wonderful opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals and get important up-to-date information about rural health.Ž For information, call 561-844-4220 ext. 1500, or Start meeting setOkeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, Oct. 24 at noon, at The White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrot Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The Coalition is part of a statewide network responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy pregnancies and healthy birth outcomes for Okeechobee County Residents. For information, contact Kay Begin at 863-462-5877.Foodhandler class offeredSEBRING „ A SafeStaff Foodhandler Certi“ cate Class will be held on Friday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Emmanuel United Church of Christ 3115 Hope St. in Sebring. A fee of $15 per student includes SafeStaff Study Guide, Review Class and Exam. Students receive a 3-year certi“ cate and a wallet card at end of the class. Materials are in English. Seating is limited. Open to the public. Register by Friday, Oct. 12. Bring or mail payment to Ridge Area Arc Administration, 4352 Independence St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Checks or money orders must be made payable to Ridge Area Arc. Cash is also accepted. Submit students name, address, phone number and birthdate. No refunds. Private classes available. Call for details. For information, call Cindy Marshall at 863-452-1295, ext. 124.Elks host Halloween partyOkeechobee Elks will host a Halloween extravaganza on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center, 4601 S.R. 710. There will be hay rides, costume contests and more.


October 14, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 7 By Cathy WombleLake Okeechobee News Everyone loves a good yard sale, and there are things you can do to make yours more successful. The keys to great yard sales are advertising, visible pricing, displays, selling things people actually want to buy and selling with other people. There are several ways to advertise your sale. Of course, the most logical way to start is with an ad in the newspaper. Your next step might be to put up ”yers in places that allow them, such as laundromats or grocery stores. Local Facebook groups often have yard sale listings. Local radio stations sometimes advertise on their programs, too. You de“nitely want to put signs up on the roads leading to your sale. When you make signs, make them with bold lettering so they can be seen from a distance, and add words like toysŽ or antiques,Ž which will entice the right buyers to your sale. Dont forget to take the signs down after the sale. Theres nothing worse than going out hunting yard sales and “nding old signs that lead nowhere. When people go to yard sales, they do not want to have to ask how much each thing costs. Put prices on your items, but make sure the method you use is easily removable. You dont want to use permanent ink on items or put a sticker on something that would be ruined by its removal. If you are not able to price items individually, at least price them by the table or by the box. The point is to let the customer know the price without having to ask you for it each time, because many people will just leave without asking if they do not see a price. Most yard sale customers are more likely to look through your items if they are on tables or hanging up rather than spread out on the ground. Many yard sale regulars are older, and it is dif“cult to bend over a blanket on the ground for very long, so they will bypass those yard sales. Try not to have too many things in boxes unless they are all the same. Spread things out so it is easier to see what is there. If you have big items for sale, bring them outside. This will attract people who are driving by. Clean your items before you try to sell them. If it looks like that high chair was buried in your back yard for a year, no one is going to buy it. Throw away your broken things, your stained childrens clothing, the Rubbermaid containers with no lids. These things dont sell, and they make your yard sale look trashy. Last, but not least, consider partnering with a friend. The bigger the sale, the more likely people are to stop. If you have several friends ready to have a sale, why not do it together? Florida doesnt have many seasons, but yard sale season has to be right up there as one of the best ones, and this years is looking good already! Yard sale season is upon us! Special to the Lake Okeechobee News TALLAHASSEE „ As Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida, Commissioner of A griculture Adam H. Putnam reminded Flo ridians to research charitable organizations prior to contributing. Often in the wake of disasters, such as hurricanes, fraudulent charities are created to take advantage of peoples generosity. As Floridians look to help other Floridians after Hurricane Michael makes landfall, be sure to do your research “rst. Visit so you know how your charitable contribution will be spent,Ž said Commissioner Putnam. The Check-A-Charity resource available at provides “nancial information that charitable organizations report to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Charitable organizations are required to register with the Florida DACS prior to soliciting contributions in Florida, and those that raise $50,000 or more in the aftermath of natural disasters or other crises must submit speci“c documentation to the department. In the wake of a storm or other disaster, such as Hurricane Michael, charitable organizations must submit “nancial information regarding contributions and program service expenses on a quarterly basis, except for charitable organizations that have been registered with the department for at least four consecutive years. The department will post a notice on its website of each disaster or crisis that is subject to the reporting requirements of this section within 10 days after the disaster or crisis. Before making a charitable contribution, people can follow these tips: € Ask questions, such as: Who is the fundraiser and who will bene“t from the donation?Ž; How much of the contribution goes to the charity mentioned in the request?Ž; and How much of the donation goes toward administrative and fundraising expenses?Ž; € Check if the charitable organization is registered with the Florida DACS by visiting; € Research the charitable organization at to see how much of a donation will go toward the individuals the charity intends to help vs. operating expenses; € Browse Check-A-Charity; € Report any suspicious charitable solicitations by calling 800-HELP-FLA (800-4357352) or, for Spanish speakers, 800-FL-AYUDA (352-9832). Commissioner Putnam worked closely with the Florida Legislature in 2014 to strengthen laws to protect consumers from charity-related scams by: banning organizations that have violated certain laws in other states from soliciting funds in Florida; prohibiting felons from soliciting funds for charity; requiring professional solicitors who operate like telemarketers to provide “ngerprints for background checks; requiring a charity that receives more than $1 million, but spends less than 25 percent on its cause, to provide detailed information; and increasing “nes for fraudulent or deceptive acts in violation of the law. For more information about the DACS, visit Putnam reminds consumers to research charities before giving 7 Okeechobee Livestock MarketCattle Auction Monday & Tuesday Restaurant Open Monday Wednesday “Best Burgers in South Florida!” 863.763.3127 Okeechobee Livestock Market Demand fell off a little on the feeder calf market due to hurricane Michael hitting the panhandle this week. Most all South Florida calves getting shipped out of Florida have to go that way. Things should straighten back out next week. The slaughter cow and bull market still isnt any better and nobody expects it to change any time soon. Dees Cattle, Okeechobee, topped the Calf Market with a high of $2.45 bought by D & S Cattle. Glen Harvey, Okeechobee, topped the Cow Market with a high of $.50 bought by FPL Foods. Upcoming special sales: Oct. 12: Deer Valley Angus bull sale Oct. 19: OLM-Little Creek Farms, W.E.T. Farms & Sabal Ridge Brangus Bull Sale Oct. 26: OLM Charolais bull sale For sale: 74 pairs, crossbred, 6-10 years old, calves 250-350#, Angus & Charolais sired $1,150 45 Brahma cross heifers bred to Angus bulls $1,600 Call Matt or Jeff


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October 14, 2018 Lake 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 By Katrina ElskenLake Okeechobee News The Okeechobee County commissioners Thursday approved a grant agreement of $250,000 with the Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation. Commission Chairman Terry Burroughs recused himself from the vote due to his af“liation with the Economic Development Corporation. According to the staff report, the grant agreement is for a one-year term beginning Oct. 1 and ending Sept. 30, 2019, to be paid in four equal installments of $62,500 for a total grant award of $250,000. The funds will be used to defray the cost of the salary and bene“ts for staff who will promote and enhance economic develop ment within Okeechobee County, to defray the cost of marketing Okeechobee County and defray the cost of employees travel, w hen traveling for promotion and market ing of Okeechobee County. Economic development activity and expenditure of the grant funds are to be reported quarterly to the county, and the grant funds are subject to an audit by a certi“ed public accountant. In other business at their Oct. 11 meeting: € The commissioners approved purchase of four new Scag zero-turn lawn mowers from Lawn Tamers Equipment in the amount of $11,888.76 each. € The commissioners approved a grant agreement with the Okeechobee County School Board for distribution of Drivers Education Safety Trust Fund dollars for “scal year 2018-19 up to projected available balance of $77,151. The funds come from a $3 fee for every civil traf“c penalty. € The commissioners approved an interlocal agreement with the medical examiner for District 19 and the District Board of Trustees of Indian River State College, and Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties, to provide for medical examiner services for a period of 10 years beginning Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2028; and approve the appointment of Kelley Conrad, budget director, as a member to the Medical Examiner Budget Committee on behalf of Okeechobee County. € The commissioners approved a grant agreement between Okeechobee County and the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition Inc. in the amount of $12,000 for use by Okeechobee Drug Court advocates for the purpose of assisting needy adult drug court participants in paying for drug testing and counseling services from Oct. 1 through Sept 30, 2019. County approves grant for economic development By Katrina ElskenLake Okeechobee News The Okeechobee County commissioners approved procedures for the airport hangar waiting list, subject to the county attorneys review, at their Oct. 11 meeting. Okeechobee County Airport maintains a waiting list for those who wish to lease county-owned T and Box Hangar space. In order to ef“ciently and fairly process requests to be placed on a waiting list, county staff recommended that a written Hangar Waiting List Policy be developed. The policy requires an application be completed and a deposit of $200. Those currently on the existing waiting list will have to complete an application and pay the deposit to maintain their cur rent positions of the waiting list. Applicants will be placed on the list in chronological order by date the application is received at the airport of“ce. Vacant spaces will be offered in turn only to the applicants on the waiting list. Current tenants who wish to lease additional hangar space must be in good “nancial standing with the airport and must complete an application. The airport reserves the right to give priority to current tenants who wish to move to a different size hangar, but an application must be completed advising of their preference to do so. If a waiting list applicant decides to rent a tie-down or shade hangar, if available, that person can retain their position on the hangar waiting list if they wish to do so. Positions on the list shall not be transferred, traded or sold. Kathy Scott said there are about 15 names currently on the waiting list. County considers policy for airport hangar waiting list


10 Lake Okeechobee News October 14, 2018 We need to elect BOB MEADOWS as our next Circuit Judge.€ Bob Meadows will listen to and respect everyone that comes into his courtroom. € He served as a Law Enforcement Of“cer for 16 years, he understands what happens in our homes and on our streets. € Bob Meadows has been an attorney for 13 years; practicing Family Law, Civil Law, and Criminal Defense Law. € He is Certi“ed and Practices law at the State and Federal Court levels. € Bob Meadows cares about our community.Bob Meadowsis the right person to elect for Circuit Court Judge.meadowsforjudge.comPaid and approved by Robert B. Meadows for Circuit Court Judge Circuit 19 Seat 19. and help others who are showing signs of social isolation. Social isolation is the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely or treated like y ou are invisible. Young people who feel this way may pull away from society, struggle with learning and social development, or choose to hurt themselves or others. Our Village Okeechobee and donors w ere able to place Buddy Benches at each elementary school and the Okeechobee A chievement Academy Preschool. We were able to include high school students who w illingly took up the challenge to design and build the benches. A huge thank you to Steve Szentmaroni for leading that effort. Then the benches were moved to the art class under the direction of Miss Salas, who allowed the art students to create and paint the designs. Each school choose Buddy Bench ambassadors to have students be able to teach other students the purpose and use of the bench. These benches are for children to sit on if they need to “nd a friend to play with at recess. Other students then go and extend the hand of friendship and offer to play with the student who was alone. The benches were designed and built specifically to bring attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation and empowering young people in our schools to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness. A gracious thank you goes to our sponsors: R-Bar Estates (Terry Daniel), The Morgan Family, The Minor Family, Anita Suarez Nunez and Family, The Cook Family, and “nally CPA Tax Solutions. Our Village is currently working to place Buddy Benches on all kindergarten playgrounds. If youd like to help, please contact Leah Suarez at 863-697-8718. BENCHContinued From Page 1 mentioned Nalas New Life Rescue, which often helps with some of the harder-toplace dogs, and Trail of Hope, which is in Okeechobee. In order to contract with A nimal Control Services, you must have a 501(C)(3) and must spay or neuter before adopting out the animals. Animal Control Services has an adoption fee of $75. This covers spaying or neutering, parvo and distemper vaccines, heartworm test, one deworming, a rabies vaccine if the dog is 4 months old or older, an animal license and a microchip. They have several questions that they recommend people ask themselves before adopting a pet. € Do I have other pets? If so, have they been around other dogs? Are they immunized? € Do I own or rent my home? If I rent, do I have my landlords permission to get a pet? € Do I have a securely fenced back yard? If not, where will my dog play? Will I have time to take him for long walks? € Where do I see myself in a year? If I move, where will my dog be? € Can I afford the food, vet bills, vaccinations? Sgt. Durbin will be bringing several of her animals to an adoption event Friday, Oct. 19 to help the Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police in partnership with Gilbert Ford raise money for a public dog park and K9 training grounds they are preparing to build. The event will be on the proposed site, which is on the west side of the intersection of Northwest Fifth Ave and Northw est Fifth Street (the front of the old hospital). The name of the event is Hot Dogs for Cool Dogs!Ž They are not asking for money, just a few minutes of your time. For every person who test drives a new Ford v ehicle, Gilbert Ford will donate $20 to the building of the dog park. They will also offer free hot dogs for anyone who participates. The event will be from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. but the animals will only be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For any questions about the fundraiser, call Michael Hazelief 863-532-0646 or J.D. Mixon 863-634-1778. Trail of Hope is a local animal shelter that opened in October 2017, soon after the Humane Society closed, and is located in the same building, on U.S. 98 just north of Okeechobee Livestock Market. Trail of Hope is a no-kill shelter, which means that under most circumstances, dogs that come there stay until they “nd a home. John Morris, who runs the shelter with his wife, DeeDee, explained there are rare circumstances under which they might have to have a dog put down, such as an extremely sick dog or a very vicious dog. He explained this is very rare, and even illness is not usually an issue. They have very often paid for surgery for dogs placed in their shelter. Adoption fees there are $250 and include spaying or neutering, microchips, heartworm and rabies vaccines if old enough, puppy shots based on age, ”ea treatment and deworming. Mr. Morris explained that he understood that the fee seems high to people, but that Trail of Hope is a nonpro“t. The money to pay for food, vet bills, rent, insurance, electricity,even surgeries for some of the dogs, comes out of those adoption fees and donations. He also explained that no one there, including his wife and himself, gets a salary of any kind. Right now they have about 30 dogs, all of them up for adoption. If you would like to help the shelter, but dont feel like you can adopt at this time, there are other ways you can help. Mrs. Morris listed several items that they always need: blankets, towels, sheets, Iams Adult Proactive Mini Chunks, Iams Smart Puppy Dry Food, Iams Canned Food, laundry detergent, bleach, paper towels, puppy training pads, Tractor Supply gift cards, Walmart gift cards, and Publix gift cards. She also stated they are in great need of volunteers. They need people who are willing to do almost anything. They can use carpenters, people to wash laundry, feed the dogs, play with the dogs, answer the phone, mow the grass, just about anything. Mr. Morris said the biggest blessing is when someone says they will be there for a certain amount of time every week on a certain day. That way they know they can depend on it. It helps them to make a schedule. He also said you might not realize it, but the shelter is a fun place to hang out and make friends. They also explained that because they are a nonpro“t, hours there can be used as community service hours. If you would like more information, call 863-357-1104. If you have been thinking about adopting a dog, now is the perfect time. There are more than 50 dogs in just these two shelters right here in Okeechobee waiting for a home right now. SHELTERContinued From Page 1 VOTEDEBORAHCOUNTY JUDGEHOOKER She’s one of us. HookerForJudge.comBBQ Burgers & Hot Dogs @ Headquarters 600 So. Parrott Ave. Sunday 10/21 ~ 11:30-1:30Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Deborah M. Hooker for County Court Judge Lake Okeechobee News/ Cathy WombleSgt. Arlene Durbin holds one of her shelter dogs.


October 14, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 11 Special to the Lake Okeechobee News KISSIMMEE „ The Miss Rodeo Florida Association is proud to announce the newly crowned 2019 Rodeo Royalty. Miss Rodeo Florida 2019 is Cara Spirazza of Lake Worth. Cara swept the categories of horse manship, most photogenic, personality and appearance awards. Caitlyn A lbers of Okeechobee w on “rst runner-up and the speech award. Kaelynn A nderson of Trenton won Miss Congeniality and second run ner-up for the Miss Division. Miss Teen Rodeo Florida 2019 is Kassidy Cabot of St. Cloud, while also capturing the coveted teen horsemanship award, the speech award, most photogenic and Miss Congeniality. Nicole Boulton of St. Cloud w as First Runner-Up and Jasmine Lopez of Summer“eld was Second Runner-Up in the Teen Division. Miss Rodeo Florida Princess 2019 is Bailee Jeannin of St. Cloud, who also won the speech award, most photogenic and Miss Congeniality. Kaydynce Redman of St. Cloud was “rst runner-up for the Princess Division. Miss Rodeo Florida Sweetheart 2019 is Sydnee Crawley of Saint Cloud, who also w on most photogenic. Bella Kibler of St. Cloud was “rst runner-up and won Miss Congeniality. LillyAnn Daugherty of Saint Cloud was second runner-up and won the speech award for the Sweetheart Division. The pageant portion was held Sept. 27-29 at The Venue of Cobblestone in St. Cloud, with the horsemanship portion be ing sponsored by the McCormick Research Institute in St. Cloud. The pageant festivities honored the 2018 reigning queens, Miss Teen Rodeo Florida Makenzie Conner of Groveland, Miss Rodeo Florida Princess Heaven Crosby of Fort McCoy and Miss Ro deo Florida Sweetheart Aubrey Rosenhaus of Miami. Miss Rodeo America 2018, Keri Shef“eld, did the honors of announcing as a former alumni Miss Rodeo Florida 2017. Keri will be giving up her crown at the 2019 Miss Rodeo America Pageant Dec. 2-9, held at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. The pageant is divided into four age divisions and is open to all Florida residents who qualify for their age groups: Miss Rodeo Florida, 1925 years of age; Miss Teen Rodeo Florida, 15-18 years of age; Miss Rodeo Florida Princess, 11-14 years of age; and Miss Rodeo Florida Sweetheart, 7-10 years of age. All age divisions are judged on poise, personality, appearance, photogenic, interview skills, and speech. Additionally, the Miss and Teen divisions are judged on current event knowledge, rodeo and equine knowledge, horsemanship riding skills and horsemanship interviews. The Miss Rodeo Florida Association are honored to have many great sponsors such as Experience Kissimmee, the Homestead Rodeo Association, Tile Itƒ, Troy Weekley, Kessler Pro Sound, Gunther General Contracting, Wild Florida, Conrad & Thompson, Derrick Builders Inc., Ashely Sellars, and Tihler Shay Photography. For a complete list of all our amazing sponsors, visit missrodeo” All four new queens have begun planning for their coronation and fundraisers. They are looking forward to everyones support as they are of“cially crowned in January. Their fundraising events will help “nance their journey as they travel to rodeos and events within and possibly out of state. Their primary job will be promoting agriculture in Florida, promoting Floridas western heritage and acting as the of“cial spokeswomen for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the extreme sport of rodeo. The pageant was exciting and entertaining. All of the contestants were fun, intelligent and beautiful and did a wonderful job in the competition. The 2019 Miss Rodeo Florida queens will be an asset to our state, and we look forward to seeing how they use their new roles in their communities. Photographs will be posted on our website when available. Visit it at missrodeo”orida. com to stay apprised of MRF association news, future pageant dates and queen updates. GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 6, 2018Important Election InformationPlease take a few minutes to review this information. If you have questions, please call the Elections Oce (863-763-4014), email or visit the website at IMPORTANT TO AVOID LONG LINES: Please use your sample ballot to study the candidates and the 12 Constitution changes. You may access your sample ballot at or the Elections Oce. A sample ballot is also mailed and published in the newspaper. VERY IMPORTANT If you have moved or had a name change since you last voted, or if you are unsure if you changed your address or name, contact the Election Oce. To update your signature or make a name change, please complete a voter registration application and mail or bring the completed application to the oce. Thank you, Diane Hagan, Supervisor of Elections THREE CHOICES FOR VOTING VOTE BY MAIL (Absentee) EARLY VOTINGPRECINCT VOTING Absentee Voting Would you like an absentee ballot? A request for an absentee ballot can be made in person, by mail, by telephone, or through our website. Absentee ballots must be returned by mail or hand delivered to the Elections Oce by 7:00pm on Election Day. Early Voting Dates BEGINS: Monday, October 22 ENDS: Saturday, November 3 8:30am to 4:30pm Located at Historic Courthouse Elections Oce 304 NW 2nd Street Election Day NOVEMBER 6, 2018 ONLY 7:00am to 7:00pm To verify your polling place, you may call the Elections Oce, email the oce or use the oce website (listed above) To vote, ll in the oval completely next to your choice. Correct: Incorrect: Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge #2417 1016 Linda Rd 863.763.2250 WEDNESDAYSQuarter Bingo 6-8pm Pork Chop Dinner $7505 to 7pm MONDAYS5 Card Bingo 2-4pm Spaghetti Dinner $7 4 to 7pm THURSDAYS5 Card Bingo 6:30pm Chefs Choice Dinner 5 to 7pm FRIDAYSLive Music 8pm to 12am A.U.C.E. 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12 Lake Okeechobee News October 14, 2018 By Jessica Olney Y outh Coordinator for the Childrens Mental Health System of Care Project Special to the Lake Okeechobee News Substance abuseŽ is a term many people dont associate with small towns and tight-knit communities like ours, but Okeechobee is just as prone to these issues as any of the surrounding counties. The de pendence on drugs and alcohol also known as substance abuse disorder has touched many peoples lives. As science and the understsanding of our brain progress and research is being done, data are re”ecting that dependence on drugs and/or alcohol is a long-term illness just like asthma or hypertension. These “ndings deviate from w hat we as a society have thought for decades, that substance dependence was a choice. Substance abuse is a hurricane of different factors such as genetics, envi ronment, psychological traits and stress, w hich can spiral into one catastrophic storm. Not everyone who uses substances, though, is addicted. Because our biological makeup differs, so does our susceptibility to addiction. One thing has been proven to be fact, though: that long-term substance and or alcohol use does change the typical biochemistry of the brain. So what does addiction look like, then? W hat are the signs? One of the most important and most noticeable signs of substance use disorders is the continued use of drugs or alcohol despite serious or negative consequences. These negative consequences could come in the forms of loss of employment, strained relationships w ith once close family members, and arrests, just to name a few. It is also not uncommon for the person suffering from a substance use disorder to place the blame of these consequences on others instead of placing the blame on themselves. People using substances believe, in their minds, that they are the normal ones and the world around them is wrong. Denial of having substance abuse issues and the rationaliza tion that everyone uses substances or has these thoughts are also a factor. The glaring symptoms of addiction are things like tolerance and cravings. Tolerance is when an individuals biological makeup has adapted and now needs more of the desired substance to feel its effects. Cravings are the strong need or urge to consume a substance, and in the event they cannot use the person displays irritability, anxiety and even physical symptoms. Cravings are the primary symptom of addiction. Finally, there is loss of control and physical dependence or withdrawal symptoms. Loss of control is when an individual consumes more of a substance than they intended or using a substance at a time or place they did not plan on using. When someone stops consuming drugs or alcohol after a period of dependence, withdrawal symptoms start. This is the physical expression of the bodys need for that drug. Withdrawal symptoms differ depending on the substance, but some examples may include nausea, sweating, shakiness and extreme anxiety, to name a few. A person, in an attempt to relieve themselves from their physical discomfort for these symptoms, will at times take the same substance or a similar one. Substance abuse disorders transcend socioeconomics, race, gender and age. As proven by the 2016 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey in Okeechobee County, youth in Okeechobee can be just as affected as their adult counterparts. A total of 867 students were surveyed, ranging in age from sixthto 12th-graders. What the data re”ected is that 38.6 percent of students in their lifetime consumed alcohol, with 19.1 percent of students reporting use in the past 30 days. Alcohol is the most common substance used among Okeechobees youth. An astonishing 18.7 percent of high school students surveyed reported blacking out on more than one occasion. This statistic is cause for alarm as science has shown that adolescents brains are not fully developed and the introduction to harmful substances can change and mold their developing brains. This can contribute to physical and mental health consequences in the future. Daniel Rickards, executive director of the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition, said, As a community we must all be proactive in trying to reach our youth and prevent the use of alcohol before it starts.Ž He went on to say that in Okeechobee County, nearly 67 percent of the children who had consumed alcohol drank it at their house or somebody elses house. Okeechobee youth also responded that 28 percent of students reported using vaping / e-cigarettes in their lifetime and 12.6 percent in the past 30 days. An additional 21.2 percent of students report having consumed marijuana in their lifetime and 11.5 percent in the past 30 days (Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, 2016) So what can you do? A great place to start is by educating ourselves more on the signs of substance use disorders. Learn about the resources that we as a community have for those who are suffering. Empathy is also something that can help, and it doesnt even cost a dime. Take the time to talk to someone suffering; see if they want help. If they have not reached that point, check on them until they do! Finally, be involved with the people around you. Parents: ask questions, be nosy, and be present and available for your children. In our rural community, we have the unique opportunity to check on our neighbors, family and friends. Substance abuse disorder does not discriminate, even in Okeechobee. Reach out to that person „ it could be someone who works in your of“ce, goes to your church, or even is sitting at your dinner table. Checking in takes just moments that can change a life forever. Find available services by reaching out to 211. 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October 14, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 13 By Richard MarionLake Okeechobee News The Lady Brahmans volleyball team cruised to an easy win over their south lake rivals, the Clewiston Lady Tigers, on Oct. 11. Okeechobee won in three back-to-back sets, 25-10, 25-9 and 25-8. The Lady Brahmans have now swept Clewiston in both matches this year. The Lady Brahmans also honored their seniors before the game, or to be more accurate, their senior. As you no doubt know if youve followed the volleyball team throughout this year, the Lady Brahmans are “elding a very young team. Theyre a v ery talented squad, but young nonethe less. This is evident in the fact that the team had only one senior to honor on its annual senior night, Delaney Jones. Jones had 55 kills in 49 sets played this y ear, and a total of 10 blocks, 17 digs and four aces. Shortly before the game began, Jones w as given a gift bag, hugged and congratulated by all of her teammates along with her coaches and Okeechobee High School Principal Dylan Tedders. The victory over Clewiston brings the Lady Brahmans to 11-8 this year, a nice turnaround from last year when they “nished the season 8-13. With Okeechobees success this year, its no surprise they either lead or are near the lead in many stats in the district so far. OHS junior Ashley Snyder leads the 7A District 13 in digs this year with 224. Her nearest competitor, South Forks Sarah Andros, has 184. Snyder was named the Lake Okeechobee News Big Lake Athlete of the Week for her performance in a stretch of games the Lady Brahmans played during the last week in September. Junior Mallorie Thomas has the second-most serving aces in the district with 40, and freshman Joy Whipple isnt far behind with 39. Whipple is also “fth in the district in kills with 130, while fellow freshman Anja Koivunea is sixth with 102. Next, Okeechobee moves to the district quarter“nals where theyll face a 2-16 Eau Gallie on Oct. 16. The playoff game will take place in Okeechobee at the OHS gymnasium with the “rst serve at 6:30 p.m. The Lady Brahmans were able to make it to the district semi“nal last year before being knocked out by perennial powerhouse South Fork. Hes Arrived!!!!Garrett Egan and Tabitha Smith are proud to announce the birth of their son: Cassius Glenn Egan. He was born Oct 1, 2018 at IRMH in Vero Beach. He weight 9lbs 8oz and measured 22.5 ins long. Maternal Grandparents: Samuel and Karen Smith of Bulls Gap, Tn., Karl and Lisa Graf of Okeechobee. Paternal Granparents: Efrain and DeAnn Ochoa of Hiawassee, Ga Great Grandmother: Cookie Smith of Bulls Gap, Tn. Lady Brahmans volleyball purr-fect in win over Tigers Lake Okeechobee News/ Richard MarionThe Okeechobee Lady Brahman varsity volleyball team poses before the game against Clewiston on Oct. 11. Lake Okeechobee News/ Richard MarionFrom left to right are volleyball coach Robert Garcia, Delaney Jones and head volle y ball coach Ta y lor Padrick. Lake Okeechobee News/ Richard MarionLady Brahmans Kendall Harrison and Delaney Jones block a Clewiston player.


14 Lake Okeechobee News October 14, 2018 By Tony YoungSpecial to the Lake Okeechobee News There are many reasons to own a muzzleloader and hunt the muzzleloading gun season,Ž said Clint Peters, Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) w ildlife biologist. But the biggest reason for me is it extends your hunting season and allows access to some smaller wildlife management areas with good deer popu lations, many of which have muzzleloader seasons that coincide with the rut.Ž Using a muzzleloader is not as complicated as some might think. They operate on the same basic principles as modern “rearms,Ž Mr. Peters said. Taking a Florida hunter safety course is a good way to learn how to safely use muz zleloading guns. Theres also instructional information available on hunter safety and other hunting-related websites. Its especially important to understand the effective range of a muzzleloading gun,Ž Mr. Peters said. There are two classes of muzzleloaders „ historic and modern. Historic types, like what our forefathers used, are mostly effective out to about 65 y ards. Modern inline muzzleloaders, though loaded through the muzzle of the barrel, perform more like modern ri”es. They can be “tted with scopes and function reliably out to 150 yards or more.Ž If youre interested in using a muzzleloader, Mr. Peters recommends “nding a muzzleloading gun enthusiast to help you get started. Invite them to a shooting range and ask them to walk you through the whole process of loading, shooting and clearing one,Ž Mr. Peters said.Muzzleloading gun seasonThe beginning of muzzleloading gun season immediately follows the close of crossbow season in each zone annually. Season dates run Nov. 17-30 in Zone B, Oct. 20-Nov. 2 in Zone C and Dec. 1-7 in Zone D. During muzzleloader season, bows and crossbows also are legal methods of taking game on private lands. On wildlife management areas (WMAs), though, only muzzleloaders may be used, and not every muzzleloader is legal to use during muzzle loading gun season. Only muzzleloaders “red by wheel lock, ”intlock, percussion cap or center“re primer (including 209 primers) are legal during muzzleloading gun season. Firearms that can be loaded from the breech are not legal during muzzleloading gun season. Deer and wild hogs are the most common species to take during muzzleloader season. For hunting deer, muzzleloaders “ring single bullets must be at least .40-cal iber. Guns “ring two or more balls must be 20-gauge or larger. Only legal bucks, according to the deer management unit in w hich youre hunting, may be taken, and the daily bag limit for deer is two. On private land with landowner permission, you may hunt wild hogs year-round w ith no bag or size limits. On WMAs, bag limits for hogs and deer and antler point regulations may differ, so check the areas regulations brochure before you hunt there. In addition to big game, its also legal to shoot gobblers and bearded turkeys on private property and on a handful of WMAs during muzzleloading gun season. You may take up to two per day on private lands (one a day on WMAs), but theres still the two-bird combined fall-season limit. You may not shoot turkeys while theyre on the roost, when youre within 100 yards of a game-feeding station when feed is present, or with the aid of recorded electronic turkey calls. Its also against the law to hunt turkeys in Holmes County during the fall. Floridas WMAs offer a wide range of hunting opportunities from quota/limited-entry hunts, special-opportunity hunts and public hunting areas where hunters can walk on to hunt. There are 38 WMAs where hunters dont need a quota permit to hunt for some or all of the muzzleloading gun season. So, if you didnt apply or get drawn for a quota hunt, dont worry, theres plenty of opportunity spread throughout the state. You can “nd those WMAs not requiring a quota permit at WMAbrochures by clicking on No Quota Permit Hunting.ŽGray squirrel season Small game hunting provides a great opportunity for seasoned hunters to recruit new conservationists by passing on our hunting tradition to youth or adults new to hunting. It also provides a window back into the outdoors for lapsed hunters with busy lifestyles. Small game hunting has broad appeal, usually requires little planning and allows hunters to take spurof-the-moment hunting excursions. Squirrel hunting is a perfect example of this. Gray squirrel season runs statewide Oct. 13 … March 3. Squirrel hunting is truly a sport for all ages and steeped in tradition. Squirrel hunting at an early age often translates into a lifetime of appreciation for wildlife conservation, the outdoors and hunting. Good squirrel hunting areas can be found throughout most of Florida, and many are convenient to major urban areas. Squirrel hunters can “nd success on small tracts of private and public lands. To “nd a good spot, look for areas with a lot of oak trees that have good limb structure and can provide cavities for denning. For these reasons, squirrels are often found on tree lines, oak/hickory ridges and hardwood hammocks bordering creeks, rivers or lakes. A .22-caliber ri”e is the choice for hunters who seek the challenge of marksmanship. Shotguns of any size also may be used and are effective at short ranges. Shot size is a matter of personal preference, but normally ranges from No. 6 to 7. Of course, the use of dogs is allowed, and small hunting dogs, such as Jack Russell and rat terriers, enjoy treeing and retrieving squirrels. The daily bag limit for gray squirrels is 12, but be mindful of proper species identi“cation because shooting the larger fox squirrel is against the law.Dove seasonThe “rst phase of the mourning and white-winged dove season started on Sept. 22 and runs through Oct. 14. New this year, shooting hours during this “rst phase on private lands only have been expanded to a halfhour before sunrise to sunset, and the daily bag limit is 15 birds. On most wildlife management areas, shooting hours during phase I remain from noon to sunset. Good dove hunting opportunities can be found near agricultural lands where birds feed on crops and seed. Doves concentrate on areas with bare ground where they can “nd an easy meal, primarily because they have weak feet and cannot scratch through heavy vegetation for seed. They also seek out sources of water and grit, and the most successful dove hunts often occur when large numbers of doves migrate into Florida with seasonal cold fronts. You may hunt doves over an agricultural “eld, as long as the crop has been planted as part of regular agricultural practices, and doves prefer areas where the soil has been disked. That way they can land and readily pick up seed. However, its against the law to scatter agricultural products over an area for the purpose of baiting. For more information, go to and click Dove Hunting and Baiting in Florida.Ž The only “rearm with which youre allowed to hunt doves is a shotgun, and it must be plugged to a three-shell capacity (magazine and chamber combined), but you may not use one larger than a 10-gauge. Most hunters prefer to use a 12-gauge, although some prefer a 20-gauge. Shot sizes normally range from 7 to No. 9. Retrievers or bird dogs are allowed, and they can be an asset when trying to locate hard-to-“nd birds. If you happen to shoot any dove with a metal band around its leg, report it at This band-recovery data is critical for good dove management and a better understanding of migration patterns. By reporting this information, youll be able to “nd out when and where your bird was banded.License, permit requirementsWhether you participate in one or more of these hunting opportunities, youll need a Florida hunting license. If youre a resident, this will cost $17. Nonresidents have the choice of paying $46.50 for a 10-day license or $151.50 for an annual license. If you plan to hunt during muzzleloader season, youll need a $5 muzzleloading gun permit, even if you use a bow or crossbow on private lands. If you hunt on one of Floridas many WMAs, you must purchase a management area permit for $26.50. To hunt deer, you need a $5 deer permit, and if youd like to take a fall turkey, youll need a $10 ($125 for nonresidents) turkey permit. Also, a no-cost migratory bird permit is required if you plan on hunting doves or any other migratory game birds. Season dates, bag limits and restrictions differ greatly on each WMA, so before heading a“eld this season, I recommend you print the WMA regulations brochures and maps for the speci“c WMAs you plan to hunt. Or you can download them to a mobile device, so that they can be accessed without an internet connection. Beginning this year, WMA regulations brochures are available only at and through the Fish|Hunt FL app. They are no longer being printed. All of the hunting licenses and permits youll need are available at your local county tax collectors of“ce, any retail outlets that sell hunting and “shing supplies, by calling 888-HUNT-FLORIDA or going to So whether youre going after that buck youve been hunting during the muzzleloading gun season or hunting small game with friends and family, heres wishing you luck while enjoying Floridas great outdoors. Remember to take a kid hunting or introduce someone new to our great hunting tradition when possible. Like and subscribe to HuntFloridaŽ at FWC and, and sign up to receive the monthly Hunting Hot Sheet. As always, have fun, hunt safely and ethically, and well see you in the woods! 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. Extend your hunting season with a muzzleloader


October 14, 2018 Lake Okeechobee News 15 ACROSS 1 Walks, on scorecards 4 Rehab hurdle 7 Calm 13 Well, __-di-dah!Ž 14 Deli choice 15 Ducks home 16 Some Anne Rice novels 18 Dupes 19 *Assist Charles M. Schulz? 21 Completely 22 Wapiti 23 ID checker 24 __ any drop to drinkŽ: Coleridge 26 Surface 32 *Free ticket given to Target Field players? 35 Burn soothers 38 Modern reaction to a riot? 39 Group of species 40 *Timepiece at a stag party? 43 Important Philippines export 44 Bros, e.g. 45 Fraction of a joule 48 Not allow to atrophy 50 My vegetable love should grow / __ than empires ... Ž: Andrew Marvell 53 *Law office? 58 Option play option, in football 59 Home of the god Pan 60 Beverage sometimes served with mint 61 Besides 62 Inning trio 63 Botched (up) 64 Model of industry 65 Put into words DOWN 1 Failed miserably 2 Industry leaders 3 Fan letter? 4 Meaning 5 Industry leaders 6 Prepare tuna, in a way 7 Converse, e.g. 8 Take in 9 Quaker pronoun 10 It may be skillfully created by one whos all thumbs 11 Rests 12 Acute care letters 15 Eponymous skater Paulsen 17 Ring decision 20 One putting on an act 25 Home of Norways royal family 27 Bank holding: Abbr. 28 Carafe kin 29 __ Tin Tin 30 Shaggy-tailed bovid 31 First of September? 32 Lot of trouble? 33 A Hard Road to GloryŽ writer 34 Merrie __ England 35 Plant bristle 36 French narrative poem 37 Like some stocks, briefly 41 Misspoke, as lines 42 Surround 45 Rachmaninoffs __-tableauxŽ 46 Light-sensitive layer 47 __ spoon 49 Upholstered piece 51 Fancy tie 52 Hotel amenity 53 Derby, perhaps 54 Some bills 55 Chances 56 Speck 57 It may be mined 58 Objective reference By MaryEllen Uthlaut 2016 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 04/08/16 04/08/16 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Crossword Puzzle Contact a Sales Representative today:863.763.3134 okeeadsales@newszap.comThese business card sized ads are an affordable way to advertise!Publishes Sunday and Wednesday Great Branding & Image Building Opportunity Search millions of obituaries from more than 650 newspapers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom


16 Lake Okeechobee News October 14, 2018 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. 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October 14, 2018 Lakke Okeechobee News 17 Business Opportunities Business Opportunities Need EXTRA MONEY? CARRIER NEEDED FOR ONCE A WEEK ROUTE IN LABELLE107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLSMust have truck and or trailer Public Notice Public Notice PROCLAMATION NOTICE OF GENERAL CITY ELECTIONS CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 6, 2018 WHEREAS under and by virtue of the provisions of the Charter and the Elections Chapter 26 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Okeechobee, and Florida State Laws, it is the duty of the Mayor to proclaim and call General City Elections at the time and manner provided therein; and WHEREAS proclaiming General City Elections shall be issued by a Proclamation, at least 90 days prior to the date of holding of such election, signed by the Mayor and attested by the City Clerk; and WHEREAS such Proclamation shall specify the office or offices to be filled, the cause of the vacancy of such office or offices, and the date of the expiration of the terms of such office or offices; and WHEREAS the City Clerk shall publish the Proclamation in the local newspaper at least twice, once being in the fifth week, and once being in the third week, prior to the week in which the General City Election will be held. NOW, THEREFORE I, Dowling R. Watford, Jr., Mayor of the City of Okeechobee, Florida do hereby PROCLAIM AND DECLARE that a GENERAL CITY ELECTION is to be held by the duly qualified electors of the City of Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of electing the following officers to serve as such, for four years, beginning January 7, 2019, and ending January 2, 2023, following such election or until their successors are elected and qualified: THREE (3) CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND ONE (1) CITY CLERK Said General Election shall be held on November 6, 2018, during the regular hours of voting, to wit: from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and during the Early Voting period as provided by State Law, to be held on October 22, 2018, through November 3, 2018; to be held in the County polling or voting places within the Municipal Precinct(s), which have been established by the Supervisor of Elections and Board of County Commissioners for Okeechobee County. IN TESTIMONY AND WITNESS of the foregoing Notice of General City Election, I have hereunto set my hand as Mayor of the City of Okeechobee, Florida, and caused the corporate seal of said City to be affixed, and attested to by the City Clerk, this 10th day of July, 2018. BY: Dowling R. Watford, Jr., Mayor ATTEST: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 293521 ON 10/14/2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-CP-115 Uniform Case No. 472018CP000115CPAXMXIN RE: the Estate of RICHARD L. ROGERS, Deceased, NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION (Intestate) The administration of the estate of Richard L. Roge rs deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court of the 19 th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County Florida, Probate Divisi on, the address of which is 312 NW 3 rd Street, Oke ech obee FL 34972, file number 2018-CP-115. The estate is int est ate The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All interested persons on whom a copy of the Notice of Administration is served who challenges the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of the court is required to file any objection with the Court in the manner provided in the Florida Probate Rules within the time required by law or those objections are forever barred. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a petition for determination of exempt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. A surviving spouse seeking an elective share must file an election to take elective share WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW. Personal Representative: Howard Bangert, as Personal Rep. E/O Richard L. Rogers 1588 SW 35th Circle Okeechobee, FL 34974 Attorney for Personal Representative: Colin M. Cameron, Esq. 200 N. E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Fla. Bar No. 270441 coli n@ccameronl l l i nda@ccameronlaw. com 291977 ON 10/7,14/2018 Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULING OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS AND REGULAR MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL OWNERS OF LANDS LOCATED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THAT, PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, A MEETING OF THE LANDOWNERS OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018 AT 9:00 A.M.* AT THE OKEECHOBEE CIVIC CENTER, 1750 US HIGHWAY 98 NORTH, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES: 1. ELECT ONE (1) SUPERVISOR; 2. RECEIVE ANNUAL REPORTS AND TAKE SUCH ACTION WITH RESPECT THERETO AS THE LANDOWNERS MAY DETERMINE; 3. TRANSACT SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE BOARD. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE LANDOWNERS MEETING, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING. A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL LANDOWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICE BY CALLING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. DAVID LAW CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242nd STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863) 763-4601 292494 ON 10/10, 14/2018 NOTICE OF LOST OR ABANDONED PROPERTYIN RE: Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office Incident Cases #18S22691, 18S22118, 18S21157, 18S21040, 18S21029, 18S20808, 18S20613, 18S20383, 18S20370, 18S20893, proceeds from palmetto berry sales seized between August 31, 2018 to September 27, 2018. TO: ALL PERSONS OR ENTITIES WHO HAVE STANDING TO CLAIM A LEGAL INTEREST IN THE ABOVE STYLED PROPERTY found at or near the following properties in Okeechobee, Florida: NW 264th, 3000 Block of NW 176th Ave, 1600 Block SR 70 East, 16000 Block NW 310th Street, 30000 NW 160th Ave., 17000 Block NW 268th Street, SE 40th Avenue, 14779 NW 56th Street, 17000 NW 294th Street and 30000 Block 160th Avenue. NOTICE is hereby given, that the property described above has been determined to be abandoned or lost property in the custody of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office. If the owner does not come forth and make a claim within 45 days of this publication, said items will be disposed of according to Florida Statute 705.103, which may include retention by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office. Contact the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, Evidence Unit at 863-7633117 292233 ON 10/7,14/2018 Public Notice NOTICE OF FINAL CERTIFICATION OF TAX ROLLS Pursuant to Section 193.122(2), Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given to all taxpayers and owners of both real and personal property that the 2018 Tax Rolls for Okeechobee County have been Certified and Extended to the Tax Collector on the 11th day of October 2018, for the collection of Taxes. 293520 ON 10/14/2018 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE COMPLAINT On August, 12, 2018, in Okeechobee County Florida, the Sheriff seized and holds $6,980.00 IN U.S. CURRENCY. A complaint has been filed in the Circuit Court in Okeechobee County, Florida, Court Case No.: 472018CA000270AXMX. 293515 ON 10/14,21/2018 ApartmentsCYPRESS COVE 1BR/ 1BA, Includes utilities. Large yard. $750 mo. + security. Available now. 863-634-0024. TAYLOR CREEK CONDO: Seasonal rental for March, ground flr. 1/1, incl. utils. $1200/mo. util. incl. 863-634-0663. 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18 Lake Okeechobee News October 14, 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 | | 3000-H: Treasure Island 3BD/2BA w/lake access. 2,271 Total SF/1,440 under air, split bdrm plan, 2 car garage, seawall, hurricane shutters, appliances, some upgrades. Screened porch overlooks the water! $175,000 MLS # 212912 5071-H: Dixie Ranch Estates Move in condition 3BD/2BA split plan, total sq ft 1,870/1,248 under air, fenced back yard, Shed, front & back porch and concrete driveway. $150,000 MLS # 213032 NEW METAL BUILDING! 2016 on 10 acres o Old Lo on Rd. (144th Trl) 30x40 plus new addition (Almost completed) 28x20 plus 26x20 porch. is is a custom metal home with all inside done in 1x6 Knotty Pine. New appliances with gas oven. 1B 1B new addition can be great room or master bedroom, 10x10 pump house with new water system. A/C & heated dog house, building is hurricane rated. Hurricane rated windows, New septic tank. Did I mention an attached garage? All fenced. Pond (Turtle farm or Nursey) MLS #213026 $225,000 Call Jody 863-634-1285 SEMINOLE COVE 55+ COMMUNITY! 2 bed 2 bath at the end of the cul de sac. Privacy! Enclosed front porch with a carport. Utility room and private back yard! Schedule your appointment to view this today! Rubber roof MLS #212034 $110,000 Call Jody Carter 863-634-1285 Of“ ce (863) 763-5253 € Lori Mixon Lic. Real Estate Broker (863) ~Our Priorities are simple..They’re Yours! ~ 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 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) 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


October 14, 2018 Lake 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


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