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Sunday, November 17, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 138 14.85 feetLast Year: 15.47 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus tax Restoration site to store and treat stormwater runoff before it enters Lake OkeechobeeThe South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Friday approved an investment to advance a restoration project in Highlands County that will store water and reduce nutrients and stormwater runoff before it enters Lake Okeechobee. “Expanding water storage and treatment are essential across the entire South Florida ecosystem,” said SFWMD Chairman Daniel O’Keefe. “Each project we move forward brings us closer to attaining bene ts for Lake Okeechobee, the coastal estuaries and our vital communities.” Strategically located in a 19,000-acre watershed northwest of the lake, the project comprises three shallow, aboveground impoundments. Together totaling approximately 1,200 acres, the impoundments will hold stormwater that would otherwise ow directly into canals leading to Lake Okeechobee. The $2 million investment approved Friday — along with funding by project partners that include the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, SFWMD to boost water storage north of Big ‘O’ Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyOHS wrestlers ease by SebringOkeechobee High School wrestlers Thursday beat Sebring 39-38 to get rstyear head coach Anthony Calzadilla his inaugural win. Above, Juan Mata (right) was impressive with a pin at 1:10 of the second round. For more on the story, see page 12. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man arrested for allegedly paying for a pizza with a bogus $100 bill is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $4,500 bond and could face deportation. Jose Reyes Espinoza, 34, N.E. 31st Terrace, was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 12, on a felony charge of uttering a forged instrument. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of retail theft, possession of marijuana under 20 grams and resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. Bogus C-note could lead to deportationFarm-City week celebrates food abundance ... Page 7 Are you at risk of Lymphedma? ... Page 10 Tammi’s Top of the Lake ... Page 19 5,500 arrested for domestic violence ... Page 5 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. See WATER — Page 5 See FAKE — Page 5 Jose Reyes Espinoza


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 SUPPORT LOCAL ECONOMY SUPPORT LOCAL ECONOMY New Furniture For Less! INSTANT FREE DELIVERYHighpoint Furniture2346 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, Fl 863-382-0600C GHours: MonSat. 10-5 2 Okeechobee News November 17, 2013 Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 84F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Extended ForecastMonday : Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. Fog early. High 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Monday Night : Partly cloudy. Chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tuesday : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 79F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News/ SESStudents of the WeekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of Oct. 25, they are: Ja’Kevis Wallace, Oseana Huidobro Albarado, Roxana Torres, Cameron Conrad, Cally Jo Willis, Clayton Oxford, Ma’Kayla Tolliver, Kaylen Torres, Cruz, Abigail Bozeman, Kaiya Jewell, Landyn Jones, Brandon Carlo, Faith Colon, Cassidy Hastings, Raymond Sandoval, Jael Gomez and Jose Sanchez. Special to the Okeechobee NewsRotary hosts guest speakerRobbie Chartier (left), seen here with club president Donna Gaiser, spoke at last week’s Rotary meeting, providing members with an overview of her position in the county administration, as well as the county budget process.


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Credit card The article about the teen who reportedly overheard someone at the high school ordering food and wrote down the credit c ard information illustrates how careful y ou must be with that information. Before y ou give out your credit information, make s ure no one else can hear you. Anyone who w rites that information down can steal from y ou.Lake Okeechobee I was glad to see that in articles in the W ednesday paper, that DEP head Herschel V inyard and Florida Audubon representative J ane Graham both pointed out the need to c lean water BEFORE it enters Lake Okeechob ee. If the people on the coasts are so worried about the so-called pollution in the lake, t hey should petition the state to stop allowing polluted water to enter the lake. Put water treatment areas and water storage areas north of the lake, and clean up the water before it enters the Big O. If they stored more water north of the lake, there would be less of a problem with the lake level getting too high and they would not have to release water to the estuaries. Store it and clean it north of the lake. That’s the only way to solve the problem with the whole system. That and ban backpumping of polluted water into the lake on the south end.  The river is the cleanest source of water entering the lake. Two of the most polluted waters that enter the lake are Taylor Creek and the water entering from Buckhead Ridge according to the South Florida Water Management District. If they really wanted to do more for the lake, they need to pay for a sewage plant for these two areas and get the people off septic tanks which drain right into the canals. The other issue is that the river starts at Disney property. Make them clean it up before it leaves their property. According to one professor the so-called pollution was caused by the excess amount of freshwater entering the St. Lucie with 50 percent from the lake the other 50 percent from the local area.  According to DEP reports although the Kissimmee is not as high as other waterways in parts per billion of phosphorus, the large volume of water coming down the Kissimmee River does contribute to a large part of the total phosphorus entering the lake. The Life-giving Reality of True ThanksgivingBy Loy MershimerOkeechobee Presbyterian Church Autumn days rush headlong into early evening; Christmas decorations peek conspicuously from their high perches above parking lots and city streets. A slight chill in the wind hints at the advent of Advent — but the Christmas lights aren’t lit yet, and winter is still on the way… because we haven’t celebrated Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving: A mistreated holy day between Halloween and Christmas, stuffed with turkey and football and bloated humans lounging on couches, checking Fantasy Football and Facebook on smartphones. Is this all there is to Thanksgiving? Variably corpulent citizens feeding their faces and then worshiping electronic media? Hardly. True Thanksgiving is a life-giving reality for both persons and nations. Thanksgiving was revealed as a divine principle in the covenant life of Israel, and recovered in America by faithful leaders who understood its import. We’ve fallen far from this divine understanding of Thanksgiving, but for those who return there is great reward. Consider three components of true thanksgiving, and the restored covenant relation they entail. Humility The rst confession of true Thanksgiving is that all good comes from God — not human self or national resources. God warned Israel, “Beware lest you say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.’ But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so con rms His covenant, which He swore to your ancestors, as it is today” (Deut. 8:17-18). And so the psalmist confesses: “It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them” (Ps. 44:3). Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation confesses the same: “These [national blessings] are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.” Humility before God is the rst confession of Thanksgiving — and the rst step toward renewal in covenant life. Confession: “O God, we thank you and praise your glorious name! But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to celebrat e like this? For all things come from You, and of Your own we have given You.” Alleluia! (1 Chron. 29:`4) Penitence The second confession follows the rst, as humility cannot be separated from penitence before God. God commanded Israel not only to remember th e Source of blessing, but also the path of restoration. He says, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from thei r wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chron. 7:14). Likewise, Lincoln called th e American people to celebrate Thanksgiving with “humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience,” with acts of contrite benevolence toward widows and orphans. True Thanksgiving means real repentance. Confession: “I confess the sins that my People, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you. We have acted wickedly and not obeyed your laws. Please forgive us and restore you r light upon us, I pray” (Neh. 1:6ff). Patience The third confession follows the prayers of the previous, as children bo w in humility before God, confessing their sins and the sins of the land… they then choos e to faithfully follow God, awaiting His time o f favor and restoration. Psalm 147:11 witness: “The Lord takes delight in His faithful followers, and in those who wait for His loyal love.” It is in the long hours between promise and ful llment that true Thanksgiving is shown. Sometimes such waiting takes a lifetime, like Nehemiah or Daniel — or, in the cas e of Abraham, four lifetimes — but the end is inconceivable blessing: divine favor and eternal life. Confession: “Like the eyes of a handmaiden to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes wait upon you, our Lord God, until you show us your favor!” (Ps. 123:2) If you love your country, and if you lov e your family, let this Thanksgiving be a real one — where you renew your life in the covenant love of God, and bow before Him in humility and penitence, patiently waiting His light and favor. As Jesus said, “Will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night?” (Lk. 18:7). Truly, He will. But when the Son of Man returns, will He nd faith on the earth? May i t be so, in your true Thanksgiving, and mine! Alleluia! Amen. November 17, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Thanksgiving thoughtsIn this Thanksgiving season most of us gather with our families and re ect upon the many blessings. One of those blessings is a nutritious and abundant food supply produced by our farmers and ranchers. We also bene t from other agricultural products used to produce the clothing, housing, medicines, fuel and other products w e use on a daily basis. These basic necessities are available to us because of a broad partnership of farmers and ranchers, processors, brokers, truckers, shippers, advertisers, wholesalers and retailers. The collaboration of these members of our society helps maintain our standard of living. In appreciation of our farm-city partnerships, the President of the United States annually proclaims the week leading up to and including Thanksgiving Day as National Farm-City Week. As the president of the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau, I would like to encourage local residents to pause for a moment this holiday season and consider the abundance available to us. Neither the farm nor the city can exist in isolation. Our interdependence creates jobs, markets and relationships that build our economy and support our collective security. As we celebrate Thanksgiving, I urge your readers to remember the farm-city relationships that have allowed us to create an exceptional quality of life for all Floridians. Please join us in celebrating Farm-City Week, Nov. 22-28, as we give thanks for all that we enjoy. Jacob Larson, president Okeechobee County Farm Bureau Letter to the editor


By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The Florida Sheriff’s Task Force (FSTF) announced Friday that a recent operation aimed at serving outstanding warrants on individuals wanted for domestic violence resulted in 5,544 arrests. Operation Safe Families was staged across Florida Oct. 13 through Nov. 9. The operation targeted individuals with outstanding warrants for domestic violence and w rits of bodily attachments for non-support. These writs are used to arrest those who have failed to pay child support. The Florida operation coincided with the National Family Violence Apprehension Detail initiative. This initiative is a one-day national effort to serve outstanding familyv iolence warrants, and is coordinated by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Of ce in Clackamas County, Ore. Operation Safe Families targeted those w ho endangered the lives of their children and families in Florida. The statewide operation resulted in: 2,587 arrests for domestic violence; 772 w rits of bodily attachment for non-support being served; and, 89 children being taken into protective custody. In Okeechobee County, there were two probable cause domestic violence arrests during this four-week time period, along with two felony arrests for resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. Also, there were: 81 arrests on warrants; 35 arrested for possession of a controlled substance; and, nine misdemeanor arrests for resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence, said Michele Bell, public information of cer for the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce. Local statistics also indicate six people were arrested on writs of bodily attachment for non-support. “Domestic violence impacts the lives of countless families and innocent children. Besides the immediate physical pain and emotional trauma often caused by domestic violence, I am gravely concerned about this cyclical behavior that harms the growth and development of the next generation — our children,” said FSTF Chair and Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualteri in a press release. “While the formal task force known as Operation Safe Families has ended, citizens should rest assured knowing that no matter what day it is the sheriffs of Florida will continue working to combat domestic violence.” In the 2012 Uniform Crime Report (UCR), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) noted that 108,046 domestic violence offenses were reported to state law enforcement agencies and 202 individuals died as a result of domestic violence. This represents about 20 percent of all homicides in Florida. The statewide initiative was aimed at tracking down those who have endangered the lives of their children and families and bring them to justice. The FSTF pools resources from the 67 sheriff’s of ces to address speci c areas o f concerns. The FSTF also is the point of contact for statewide initiatives, including helping to staff the State Emergency Operations Center and coordinating law enforcement responses to storm-ravaged communities during hurricanes and other disasters. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News November 17, 2013 The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week.ASSAULT 1000 block of N.W. 34th St.  3200 block of S.E. 21st Court  32600 block of U.S. 441 N.  800 block of S.W. 28th St.  800 block of N.E. 13th TrailBURGLARY 2800 block of S.E. 35th Ave.  4400 block of U.S. 441 S.  3700 block of N.E. Fourth Trail  3500 block of S.E. 27th St.  3400 block of S.E. 28th St.  3000 block of S.E. 35th Ave.  3700 block of N.W. 167th CourtCRIMINAL MISCHIEF 1700 block of U.S. 441 N.  3700 block of N.W. 16th Ave.FRAUD 13200 block of N.E. 26th Ave.  1600 block of N.E. Seventh St.  1600 block of S.R. 70 W.THEFT 3200 block of U.S. 441 S.  1600 block of N.E. 15th St.  3000 block of U.S. 441 N.  22400 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  900 block of N.W. 23rd Lane  3800 block of S.E. 26th St.  300 block of S.E. 14th Ave.  1000 block of U.S. 98 N.  11500 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  4900 block of U.S. 441 S.  3000 block of S.W. Third Ave.  3900 block of N.W. 31st Ave.  2800 block of U.S. 441 N. OCSO Investigations Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District, Highlands County and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Serv ices — advances the project to the next step, which is nal design and construction of the rst impoundment. “This is a continuation of efforts by the department and the South Florida Water Management District to restore Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades with the support of Governor Scott,” said DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. “Additional water storage and cleaner water are critical to the restoration of Lake Okeechobee.” At 308 acres lled 3.5 feet deep, the rst impoundment will hold approximately 900 acre-feet of water. This is equivalent to about 450 Olympic-size swimming pools or about 100 American football elds, without end zones, covered with 9 feet of water. Scienti c study and computer modeling have shown the project, combined with the use of best management practices on local farms, could reduce 70 percent of the phosphorus and 60 percent of the local stormwater runoff owing into the Harney Pond Canal, which ows into Lake Okeechobee and ultimately the Everglades. By storing and treating water bound for the lake, the project helps meet key objectives of the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program. The program is designed to improve the quality, quantity, timing and distribution of water into Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie watersheds by building on and consolidating numerous restoration efforts into a broader approach focused on restoring the entire Northern Everglades system. W ATERContinued From Page 1 An arrest report by Deputy Megan Holroyd, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that Espinoza ordered a pizza from a local pizzeria. When it was delivered, he reportedly paid for the pizza w ith a fake $100 bill. According to the arrest report when the bill was folded it appeared to be real. However, when it was unfolded it became apparent that it was shorter than a real “Benjamin,” it was only printed on one side and there was no picture. Also, pointed out the deputy, it states on the back of the bill that it is: “Good for one free drink between 5 to 8 p.m.” The $100 bill should have a picture of Benjamin Franklin on the front. When questioned, Espinoza reportedly told the deputy he paid the $22.27 bill by giving the delivery person a $20 bill and three $1 bills. But, when Espinoza was searched, the deputy stated she found $63 in the man’s pocket. The report also points out the delivery person made sure they had change for $100 because there was a note on the account indicating the bill was going to be paid for with a $100 bill. Records also indicate Espinoza was later arrested on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of failure to appear — possession of cocaine. His bond on that charge is $10,000. Also, jail records indicate U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed a detainer on Espinoza, which means he will likely be deported after his cases have worked their way through the judicial system. FAKEContinued From Page 1 Over 5,500 arrested in domestic violence operation Special to the Okeechobee NewsGrand Oaks residents attend air showResidents at Grand Oaks were recently treated to an afternoon at the Stuart Air Show. Residents enjoyed a catered lunch while waiting for the main event. It was truly an amazing experience.


Moose hosting Sunday bingoOkeechobee LOO Moose and WOTM, at 159 S.E. 36th St., is hosting afternoon bingo Sunday, Nov. 17 The rst game starts at 1 p.m. Lunch and dessert will be available. Open to the public. All proceeds go to support Moose charities programs.Breakfast no longer servedDue to circumstances beyond our control, starting Nov. 17 the Eagle Ladies Auxiliary 4137 will no longer serve breakfast on the rst and third Sunday of the month at the Eagle 4137 Club. The Auxiliary would like to thank everyone for joining us for breakfast and for all your support.Legion has Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. The A merican Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dinning room patrons.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will meet Monday, Nov. 18 beginning promptly at noon in the museum building. We encourage anyone who is interested in attending to bring along a covered dish to share and $10 dues for the year. We will have our 2014 Historical Firsts Calendar available for purchase at this meeting for $5. If anyone is interested in joining the Tantie Quilters, you can meet them at this meeting or come by the museum any Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.Garden/Orchid Club to meetThe Garden Club will meet Monday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. The Orchid Club meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Both will be held in the Extension Center, 451 U.S. 98 N. Everyone is w elcome. Bring a plant or orchid to show; or, a problem plant to discuss. For information, call 863-763-6469.Republicans plan open houseThe Republican Party of Okeechobee inv ites you to their of ce open house on Monday, Nov. 18 from 5 until 7 p.m. Come see the of ce, meet your State Representative Dr. Cary Pigman and be part of the ribbon cutting and fun night. The new of ce is located in the White House Plaza, 1126 S. Parrott Ave., across from the Lodge Restaurant. This will be the last night to get your ticket for the Abraham Lincoln Commemorative drawing which will take place at the event at 7 p.m. For information, call the Republican Party at 863-532-9623.Shrine hosting dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will host a spaghetti dinner Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 4 until 7 p.m. Reservations are not required. The Shrine Club is pleased to offer smoke-free dinning. For your listening and dancing pleasure, music will be provided from 5 until 8 p.m. All proceeds bene t Shrine charities. For information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427, Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.Auction aids children’s ranchA quarter auction will be held for Real Life Children's Ranch on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the American Legion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a special drawing if you bring a non-perishable food item, a 50/50 drawing and more. Come out and have a great time, but 18 and up only please. For information, call 863-697-1247.Hospice to host yard saleHospice of Okeechobee will have a yard sale with a bake sale Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 20 and 21, from 8 a.m. until noon. There will be many new items, clothing and furniture. Donations are being accepted daily.Flu shots will be availableBe prepared before u season begins. Flu shots will be available at the Buckhead Ridge Community Center, next to the re station on S.R. 78 W., on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. For information or directions, call Bonnie Shop, area director of Hope Connection, at 863-763-2404.Library book sale slatedFriends of the Okeechobee Library will hold their semi-annual book sale fundraiser on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Books, videos, and DVDs are $1 a pound. On Saturday, a bag of books is $2, and a box is $5. Money raised will be used to help the library. For information, call 863-763-3536.Family forum set for Nov. 21Parents, students and family are invited to attend A Family Forum Guiding Good Choices on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Okeechobee Achievement Academy at 6 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ellisa C. Scott from Changing Tree Wellness Center. For information, call Pat Murry at 863-462-5125, ext. 105.Johns to speak at IRSC eventThe public is invited to attend a free National American Indian Heritage Month event at Indian River State College, Dixon Hendry Campus, Williamson Conference and Education Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Friday, Nov. 22 at noon. The event is hosted by the IRSC Minority Affairs Division. The keynote speaker will be Willie Johns, outreach specialist from the Smithsonian-af liated Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum in the Everglades' Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. Mr. Johns will focus on the Seminole culture and rich history of Florida's rst people. Mr. Johns holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in History and an Associate in Arts Degree in Agriculture and is a member of the Cattlemen's Association. For information, contact Reginald Floyd at 772462-7612.Toys for Tots event slatedThe Marine Toys for Tots -collecting for Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties -will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at St. Lucie County Emergency Operations Center, 15305 Midway Road, Fort Pierce. Bring your new, unwrapped toy and/or non-perishable food item with you to help families in need this holiday season and participate in a multi-county emergency exercise at the same time.Sale aids Martha’s HouseMartha's House will have a yard sale Saturday, Nov. 23 from 7 a.m. until noon at the Brahman Theatre. All venders are welcome at $20 for the table and a spot. Martha's House is in need of small furniture items such as end tables, kitchen items, chairs, and any other donations. For information, call 863-763-2893.Church planning car showA car and motorcycle show will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Fountain of Life Church, at 1302 S.W. 32nd St. There will be bounce houses, cornhole games, live music and more. A $5 entry fee for the car show will be collected. All proceeds from the event will go to the Real Life Children's Ranch. The event is free to the public. For information, call 863-763-8945 or 863-801-1297. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Edward Leon Robinson, 61Edward Leon Robinson of Okeechobee died November 14, 2013. He was born July 31, 1952 in Capeville, Virginia and raised in Okeechobee. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Robinson is survived by six children; seven grandchildren; two brothers; six sisters; mother, Tommie Lee Fisher of Okeechobee. No services will be held. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.John Lee ‘Johnny O.’ Olney, 67OKEECHOBEE John Lee Olney of Okeechobee died November 7, 2013. He was born October 15, 1946 in Flint, Michigan to Virgil and Frances Olney. Mr. Olney proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. He was a resident o f Okeechobee since 2000. He enjoyed bass shing, bowling, softball and University of Michigan football team, the Wolverines. He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Olne y of Okeechobee; brother, Norman Olney (Carol) of Augers, Michigan; and a host of nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2013 at Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to the O.H.S. bowling team. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. 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Special to the Okeechobee News Most consumers in the U.S. enjoy a bountiful, nutritious food supply. This abundance is made possible by the working relationships between farm families and city residents. Farm-City Week, set this year for Nov. 2228, celebrates those relationships and their contributions to the quality of life available for Floridians and other people across the nation. Farmers and ranchers produce our food. Shippers, processors, retail store owners and many other non-farm residents create a network that delivers it to your dinner table. Consumers — all of us — support the economic viability of these enterprises with purchases at the grocery store. Florida Farm Bureau members will sponsor multiple Farm-City Week events to celebrate the relationships from which we all bene t. Many activities will involve donations of food and money to local charitable agencies that provide aid for needy citizens. Sharing an abundant harvest is a Farm Bureau tradition. “Our members are always prepared to take the initiative in supporting their communities,” said Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick. “They are willing to reach out beyond their daily calling and volunteer for public service as they participate in worthy local projects for the good of everyone.” Florida Farm Bureau is the Sunshine State’s largest general agricultural organization with more than 147,000 member-families representing Farm Bureaus in 60 counties. Membership provides a multitude of bene ts and you don’t have to be a farmer to be a member of Florida Farm Bureau. For more information on Florida Farm Bureau, visit http://www. oridafarmbureau.org/. The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Area Agri-Council will co-host the 20th Annual Kiwanis/Ag Council FarmCity Week Luncheon at the Okeechobee KOA. The luncheon is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 Tickets can be purchased in advance at Farm Credit, 863-763-6466, or Farm Bureau, 863763-3101. They can also be purchased at the door on the day of the luncheon. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Farm-City Week celebrates food abundance 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 & Friday, Nov. 29 for THANKSGIVING FRIDAY, NOV. 29 DEADLINE Noon on Tuesday, Nov. 26SUNDAY, DEC.1 DEADLINE 3pm on Wednesday, Nov. 27 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 12 p.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North 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 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 561.747.1232 Monday Evening Hours Now Available!€ Face Li € Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Li/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Li € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers 7 Okeechobee News November 17, 2013 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Agri-business workshop setThe Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College and the UF/IFAS-St. Lucie County Extension will host an informative, intensive workshop geared towards agricultural business success on Nov. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Indian River Research and Education Center, 2199 South Rock Road in Fort Pierce. “Developing a Framework to Pro tably Operate Your Agricultural Business” topics covered include:  The Treasure Coast agricultural community: size, scope and importance to the economy;  Implications of the business model on the ability to be and stay pro table;  Breakout sessions and discussions of case studies taking a close look at the farm’s unique problems and challenges. These sessions will be lead by industry experts and local; agricultural leaders in the following industries: cow calf, citrus, production nursery, foliage, landscape, small farm; and, more. For more information, or to register call 1-888-283-1177 or go online to www. IRSCbiz.com. Prices nally leveled off this week. It couldn’t keep going up forever! We had a fairly big run of cattle with close to 3000 head for the week. Quality is dropping off a little with tail end late calves. Good quality calves were off $2-$4, plainer calves $3-$5 cheaper. Cows and bulls were steady to a tad bit higher. Indicators still pointing toward a strong market but I don’t know if there’s much room left on the top side. We shall see! Charolais Bulls for sale ... contact Jeff Clemons at 863-763-3127. We appreciate your business and if we can help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Jay Dana, Labelle, topped the calf market with a high of $3.25 bought by Rush Creek. Kathryn Montessdeoca, Okeechobee, topped the cow market with a high of 87.00 bought by Central Beef. See ya next week, Todd


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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High School’s wrestlers Thursday slipped past Sebring 39-38 to get rst-year head coach Anthony Calzadilla his inaugural win. Okeechobee got pin fall victories from Tiffany Bowers, Del no Garcia, Chris Lutjen, Ben Levins, Sebastian Fulleda, J oe Turbush and Jacob Dupree. Todd Lanning lost in overtime 9-7 in another exciting match. Calzadilla said Sebring was a great competitor and this match came right down to the wire, decided by a victory by Dupree in the 220-pound weight class. “I was impressed because we continue to grow. The w ord for this season is growth. We have one way to go and that is up,” he added. Calzadilla praised several wrestlers included JV wrestler J uan Mata and varsity wrestler Tiffany Bowers for strong matches. He also praised Turbush and Fulleda for their wins in competitive matches. “Sebring came out swinging and we were fortunate to be on the good end of those punches,” he added. Turbush said he wants to get better and plans to continue to work in practice. He tried to take his opponent down with a double leg take down and eventually pinned him with the chicken wing. “I’m excited and proud. I love Okeechobee and it is awesome to be on this wrestling team,” he said. Dupree admitted he didn’t know the match was on the line when he hit the mat. He said it was a dif cult match but he was proud to get the win for his team. “My opponent was a very strong person. He liked to grab me and throw me around but I knew I had to win, so I dug in and rotated,” he said. “It was pretty loud and it was exciting, crazy and nerve racking. It was an awesome experience and I’m very happy for my team.” Fulleda said he remained calm after he fell behind on points and tries not to get angry or upset. He said if he works hard in practice he will be successful. He pinned his opponent on a move called the butcher. “I stayed off my back and kept my base, kept calm and got out from under him. It was a good match. Sebring wrestled hard. I respect them because they helped us put up the mats,” he added. The Brahman junior varsity won 42-6. Michael Garcia, Elmer Ponce, Matt Riley, Abby Alexis, Alex Brian, Juan Mat a and Augustus Lawrence were victorious. OHS varsity mat team pins Sebring, 39-38 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Okeechobee News November 17, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMatt Riley earned a pin in :30 seconds Thursday for the Brahman junior varsity wrestling team. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMatt Lanning worked hard at 119 pounds but came up short against Sebring. Flag football meeting slatedOn Tuesday, Dec. 3, a meeting will be held at the Civic Center for men’s and women’s ag football leagues. There is a Dec. 17 team sign-up deadline at the Parks and Rec ofce. Jan. 13, 2014, is the tentative rst game of the season. For information, see www.facebook.com/OkeeParksandRec or call 863-763-6950.Eagles hosting Nov. 23 turkey shootThe Aerie 4137/North Eagles, at 9985 441 N., will host a turkey shoot Saturday, Nov. 23, starting at 11 a.m. Bring a friend or two and show your skill and take home your Thanksgiving turkey. Proceeds go to bene t the various charities supported by the Eagles.


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Garage/ Yard Sales3-DAY YARD SALE WELCOME BACK ‘SEASONALS’ 1118 TROUT STREET BHR, THURS/FRI/SAT 11/21,22,23 7AM-1PM LAMPS, CHAIRS, CHINA, GLASSWARE, HARDWARE, TOOLS, CONTENTS OF 2 HOMES CLEANED OUT. MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE SAT., NOV. 23rd ONLY, 7-4 3532 SE 23rd AVE T OOLS, ART, FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, LOTS OF GOOD DEALS.. COME SEE. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Special Notice UP TO $100 each for Okeechobee County Florida License Plate Before 1964 Beginning with 57. Rusty Bent Tags OK. Jeff Francis 727-424-1576 email gobucs13@aol.com www. oridalicense plates.com CaregiversCAREGIVER NEEDED Day & Night hours available. $8 per hour. Detailed background check & good driving record a must. Please call (863)467-0627 for an interview. Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeMedical Assistant needed for busy podiatry of ce. Computer skills a must. Fax resume to (863)357-0424 SEEKING PRODUCTION MANAGER for our new automated feed mill in Okeechobee, Florida. Responsible for Production/QC/Maintenance, managing mill personnel, computer skills are required. SEND RESUME TO: unitedfeedco@embarqmail.com Mechanic wanted Alan Jay Chrysler in Clewiston is looking for an experienced technician. Health insurance, 401k, paid vacations, uniforms, ongoing training available. Must have valid drivers license. Sign on bonus. Alan Jay Automotive Network is a drug free work place. Apply in person to Dave Bohlen@ 202 W. Sugarland Hwy Clewiston, Fl. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Employment Full TimeKissimmee River Restoration Project S-65EX1 Cajun Constructors is hiring concrete labors. Workers should have some experience with concrete and formwork. 11.36 per hour and a six day work schedule. Overtime will be paid after 40 hrs. Call 863-357-0022 or apply @ 2403 SW Ruck’s Dairy Road, Okeechobee, FL 34974 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time or apply online www.walpoleinc.comis seeking Local Drivers and an experienced Truck/Trailer Mechanic EOE/DFWP Truck/Trailer Mechanic Local Drivers• Must have own tools & a strong desire to excel • Knowledge of Pacar Engine a plus • Compensation based on experience • Company offers paid uniforms, paid vacation, paid insurance and boot allowance • Class A company CDL • Must have minimum of two years driving experience & clean driving record • Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacation, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! Call Ryan at (800) 741-6500 Call Cassie at (800) 741-6500CLASS A CDL DRIVER wanted for local deliveries. Must know the area, have clean driving record and pass a drug test. Bene ts available, apply at: Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 2595 NW 8th St. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeCLASS A -CDL DRIVER needed, must have DOT medical, clean driving history and 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeCRANE OPERATOR We are immediately hiring an EXPERIENCED CRANE OPERATOR for a Manitowoc 4100 Series II Crawler Crane. Please contact Robert Waltman at 504-952-0860. Be prepared to submit a resume, valid CCO card, and complete physical. Drivers: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 Raulerson Hospital Housekeeping Supervisor position Please apply in person @1796 Hwy 441 N M-F 9 to 5. EEO Employment Part Time Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community PT Caregiver Needed Level II Background check required. Apply in Person M-F 203 SE 2nd Street Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Antiques*ANTIQUES* STOREWIDE SALE THROUGH NOVEMBER! 50% OFF GLASSWARE, LINENS, HOUSEWARES, JEWELRY. 25% OFF TABLES, CHAIRS, LAMPS, FEATHER WEIGHT SEWING MACHINES, PRIMITIVES! CO-OP ANTIQUES 1214 SW 2ND AVE (BEHIND DAIRY QUEEN). BETH 532-9138 JUDY 634-1552 ApartmentsLarge Tiled APT in town. 2/2, w/d hoo k up, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572. NW OKEE: 2 BR Apts available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $550mo, and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. OKEECHOBEE 1/1, New oor covering, clean, furnished, cable, Wi-Fi, elec, satellite W/D incld. $600/mo plus sec (863)467-1950 Houses RentAFFORDABLE new house 3BR, 2BA, full size 2 car gar. 2200 sq. ft., full appliances w/dishwasher, lg. M/B R with walk-in closet, 4 person Jacuzzi tub, 300 sq. ft. Italian tile walkin shower, lg. kit. w/cent. island bar, $1325/mo. 1st, last & sec. Call (561)723-2226 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. IMMEDIATE OPENINGOkeechobee Utility Authority Maintenance Department for Distribution System Operator. Applicant must be willing and able to perform heavy physical labor, work well with other employees and the general public. e position will entail working outside with the installation and maintenance of the water distribution and wastewater collection system. Applicant must possess a valid FL Operators Drivers License (requires clean driving record for the last three years), high school diploma or equivalent, neat legible handwriting and basic mathematical skills. Apply at the OUA Oce, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 or obtain an application at www.oua.com. Applications will be accepted until December 2, 2013. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE 15 Okeechobee News November 17, 2013


Houses RentOKEE2/1 $498.00 and 3/2 $ 625.00 Newly updated 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included Call for details. Mon -Fri. No Pets 863-467-9800. OKEECHOBEE 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. SMALL 1BR, 1BA, Lg. storage room, newly decorated,kitchen remodeled, all new appliances. SW 7th Ave., $550/mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. (863)357-1197 or (863)397-7947 Houses Sale3bd/2ba CBS Dixie Ranch Acres, 2 car garage, pool, privacy fence, hurricane safe windows, screened patio, quiet neighborhood. For appt. to see Call 772-285-1904 FISHING CABIN FOR SALE TWO LOTS W/SMALL HOUSE ON CANAL IN LAKEPORT. LOT#35&36, LITTLE SARASOTA WATERFRONT, SIZE 100’ ACROSS BY 60’ DEEP. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCE.(863)228-2569 Land SaleNW 72nd Ave. Okeechobee 40 Acres vacant land. $70,000 Call 772-201-1115 Lots Sale1/2 Acre Lot, fenced, oak trees, house or mobile home ok, off of 15A & 710 Hwy. One mile to Lake. $21,000 Call 863-610-1600 LOT FOR SALEBIG “O” RV RESORT A FRIENDLY, ACTIVE, 55+ PARK OKEECHOBEE, FL. ASKING $35,000 CALL 716-665-8979 Mobile Home Rent2/2 MH WITH REC. ROOM, SCREEN ROOM, FRONT PORCH, WASHER/DRYER, EXCELLENT DOWNTOWN LOCATION $650/MO. 863-697-3898 Mobile Home Rent3BD/2BA MH FOR SALE 72FT LONG X 12FT WIDE, TILED FL. ROOM, LRGE. STORAGE AREA 50+ PARK $15,000.00 CALL 863-532-9124 NICE CLEAN Newly Renovated 2bd & 1bd homes in nice quiet park, small dog okay, Security required. 863-517-5111 or 239-246-6301 Mobile HomeSale2bd/2ba, 10’s of thousands of tile and marble upgrades including 66ft of screened porches, attached carport, detached garage,located by boat ramp to lake O. $18,000 425-327-0204 NEWLY RENOVATED Homes for sale in small park. Cheaper than paying rent. Call 239-246-6301 or 863-517-5111 Older Single Wide in 55+ Park, w/screened room, porch and dock on Taylor Creek. 1/2 mile from Walmart $8,000. or best offer Call 828-208-0980 Palm Harbor Factory liquidation Sale 6 models to choose from 1200 sq ft up to 2400 sq ft... $12K off! John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details. Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Public NoticeOkeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, located at 1728 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact Beth Albert at the Planning and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Ave., Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, (863) 824-3050. All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Code Enforcement tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the Department. Beth Albert Code Enforcement Of cer III 456935 ON 11/17/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE Okeechobee Senior Services (OSS) under the auspices of Okeechobee County is the contracted lead agency for the Older Americans Act grant in Okeechobee County. OSS is partially funded with the Older Americans Act (OAA) grant. This grant is Federally funded and is under the State Department of Elder Affairs and through PSA 9 Area Agency On Aging Treasure Coast/Palm Beach, Inc. (AAA). OSS is seeking proposals from licensed Home Health Care Agencies/ Nurse Registries. These agencies must also be licensed per F.S. Chapter 400 Part IV, under the Medicaid Red Book and DOEA Medicaid Waiver Guidelines for client eligibility and billing procedures. These agencies must be able to provide high quality Homemaker, Respite, and Personal Care Services. The Purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to select and subcontract with a primary and one or more secondary providers for the nonexclusive provision of services as outlined in this proposal to assist in meeting the needs of eligible seniors (sixty years and older) residing in Okeechobee County, Florida. Any subsequent contract award by OSS as a result of this RFP is contingent upon OSS’s continued contractual designation with the AAA as the Lead Agency under the OAA grant program for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. Okeechobee County/ OSS reserves the right to revise and/or terminate any subcontract as a result of any increase or decrease of available grant funding or termination of grant funding. Okeechobee County/OSS makes no guarantee to any proposer as to the number of units given during any time of the Contract term. OSS has set the unit rates within the RFP. Copies of the full RFP may be obtained at the address below or by calling (863) 763-9312.Please include all requested information in the proposal submitted to the County. Proposals are due no later than November 27, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time. All proposals received after this time will not be opened or considered. Three bound copies of the proposal should be submitted in a sealed envelop and clearly marked “HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES RFP” Any questions or inquiries should be directed to Wanda Klesper at (863) 462 -5181. Proposals should be addressed to: Okeechobee County Home Health Care Services-RFP 304 NW 2nd St. Room 222 Okeechobee, Fl. 34972 The County reserves the right to waive formalities or informalities in proposals, to reject any and all proposals, or to negotiate further with any or all proposers and accepts no responsibility for the expense, preparation, or delivery of proposals to the County. Okeechobee County is an EOE/Drug Free Workplace. Sharon Robertson Frank Irby-Chairman County Clerk Board of County Commissioners 456930 ON 11/17/2013 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE COMPLAINT On or about September 23, 2013, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce seized the following property: ONE 1989 RED CHEVROLET TRUCK VIN #1GCDC14K5KZ285691 and intends to seek forfeiture under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. 456188 ON 11/10,17/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 2013 CA 000279 U.S. BANK N.A.. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST, 2006 AM1, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006 AM1, Plaintiff, VS. Shawn St. Pierre, Donna St. Pierre, Aames Funding Corporation DBA Aames Home Loan, Unknown Tenant #1, Unknown Tenant #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Aames Funding Corporation DBA Aames Home Loan Location Unknown If living: if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendant(s), whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or inIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000504 GENWORTH FINANCIAL HOME EQUITY ACCESS, INC., FORMERLY KNOWN AS LIBERTY REVERSE MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN J. MARSHALL, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF GEORGE W. MARSHALL, SR. A/K/A GEORGE WASHINGTON MARSHALL, SR. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 41, LESS THE EAST 15 FEET THEREOF, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 60, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13000404CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, VS. GIANINNA MITCHELL, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLOTTE NEWTON JONES, F/K/A CHARLOTTE L. NEWTON 503 NE 3RD AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 6 AND THE W 1/2 OF LOT 5, BLOCK 88, OKEECHOBEE, 16 Okeechobee News November 17, 2013are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on McCalla Raymer, LLC, Peter J. Kapsales, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 225 East Robinson Street, Suite 660, Orlando, FL 32801 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the Okeechobee News and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Filing was mailed to all the parties in the attached mailing list. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 4th day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Clerk of the Court BY: Jennifer Rediker As Deputy Clerk 456232 ON 11/10,17/2013 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!terest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Okeechobee County, Florida: Lot 2, Block 38, Section 24, Township 35 East, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in the Plat Book 3, Page 15, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Street Address: 732 SE 32nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Clar eld, Okon, Salomone & Pincus, P.L., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, within 30 days after the date of the rst publication of this notice, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on November 5 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of said Court BY: Jennifer Rediker As Deputy Clerk 456319 ON 11/17,24/2013 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: 3-15-37-35-0010-00880-0060 has been led against you and you are required to le a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Peter J. Kapsales, McCalla Raymer, LLC, 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 660, Orlando, FL 32801 and le the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court within 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 4th day of November, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLER K CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T As Clerk of the Court BY: Jennifer Rediker Deputy Cler k 456251 ON 11/10,17/2013 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Leap of __ 6 Anesthetize 10 Cager ONeal, to fans 14 Prefix with red 15 Melville novel 16 Ginormous 17 Negro Leagues legend Buck 18 Red planet 19 Mimicked 20 Go jump in the loch!Ž 21 SFO posting 23 The other guys 25 Locations of some scenes in 61-/64-/66-Across 28 Creatures of habit? 31 Le Carr character 32 1998 British Open champ Mark 34 E. 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R E D LEASING – 2860 SF EXCELLENT LOCATION PROFESSIONAL BUILDING WITH 10 OFFICES, CONFERENCE ROOMS, AND KITCHEN. This building could be leased as one business or it could be leased for two businesses. Front: 2100 SF Back: 760 SF Garage: 776 SF. Leasing includes electric, water/sewer, lawn maintenance, garbage pickup. century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 5007-H: Basswood move in condition 3/2 on good size lot. 1,152 t sqft/1,112 under air. Dining & living rm area, appliances, wooden rm & shed. $69,000 NOW $64,000 MLS #207260 5051-H: Close to town 4 br, 2 ba, formal dining area, eat-in kitchen w/appliances, new car2 car garages, shed. Inground pool and much more! $220,000 MLS #207117 5037-H: Conners Gables Lg 4 br, 2 ba with 2708 total sq ft/2088 under air. Kitchen has island double sink plus throughout. $124,900 MLS #207356 5058-M: Lake Montaza -Investors Special! Two MHs on 4.88 acres. Both are SWs with 2 br, 1 ba, propments to see. $65,000 NOW $50,000 MLS #207176 1014-M: River Run furnished 2 br, 2 ba on screened room, 2 ports. Home in move in condition. Beautiful Pergo and carpet $65,000 MLS #207407 5057-H: Larkee Lakes 3 br, 2 ba MH in move into condition. New carporch, gazebo for fampavers. Large open livmuch more. $65,000 MLS #207147 • Pine Ridge lot $7,500 MLS #207132 • Potter Rd (NW 30th Ter) 5+/acres $38,000 • 319+/-acres $4,000,000 • 55+/-acres on SR 710 $330,000. Make Offer! • Lake Access 2 acres Conners Hwy/Rim Canal $27,500 • Four Seasons 2.5 acres with well, septic and electric on the lot. MLS #206759 • Okeechobee Pk (NW 4th St) Residential Lot $6,000 • In town lot (SW 5th St) $3,900 MLS #206637 • Fenced 57.80+/acres on a paved road, used to graze large animals. $750,000 NOW $600,000 • 20 Acres (NW 240th St) Partial fencing for livestock (Not buildable) MLS #207271 $32,900 Find you r dream home here! Location, Location, Location Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com Over 100 ListingsCOMMERCIAL Building~SW 3rd Ave. 3600 SF with 800 SF added. Metal building. Three Units, 1-finished office, 1-former salon, 1 unit with three rollup doors and an office. Paved Parking, fenced storage area. Almost a half acre. Great Investment property. MLS 207349 $174,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers. 17 Okeechobee News November 17, 2013


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansPediatrics € Womens Health € Family Physician Monday Thursday: 8:00am 5:00pmFriday : 8:00am 4:00pm(863) 467-2159RaulersonPrimaryCare.com € 202 NE 2nd Avenue, Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 Hablamos Espaol € Same Day Appointments Af“liated with Raulerson Hospital 18 Okeechobee News November 17, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  The Okeechobee High School Brahmans boys soccer team improved to (2-0) with a 4-2 victory over Martin County Thursday night in Stuart. Wilson Barahona had two goals, one of them on a breakaway and Brian Guerrero and Hugo Torres each had one goal to lead OHS. Logan Laskey and Jose Ponce De Leon had assists for the Brahmans. Guerrero’s goal came on a penalty kick.  The OHS Lady Brahman basketball team lost at South Fork 53-30 on Thursday night in Tropical Farms. Baylee Farless had 13 points and Cheyenne Nunez added six points. Bethany Stuart chipped in with six points for OHS (1-1). Okeechobee coach Morgan Ungerott said her team started off slowly and had trouble with shooting the basketball inside the paint. “We had a great run in the middle of the second quarter to get close but South Fork’s intensity was a little too much to handle for the rest of the game,” she said. Ungerott said the team can continue to be successful if they work together, play as a team, and learn to win from one another. She learned a quote “break the pattern” at the beginning of the year and stated this thought might help her team achieve more success than predicted. “We have some tough games next week but we will be up for the challenge. The motto of this team remains ‘break the pattern,’” she said. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Special to the Okeechobee NewsORE hosts special guestsThe Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) had several guests from the district in attendance at the November meeting. Pictured above are: Marguerite Saady, the District 9 membership chair; ORE president Gay Carlton; Jamie Colburn, District 9 director; Jody Scruggs, FREA Volunteer Services chair; and, Randy Enloe, District 9 Legislative Chair and president of Martin County Retired Educators. They spoke at the meeting about the district and state organization to the membership and congratulated ORE on their successes in the many programs in which they participate.


By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News  Cowtown Cafe 3235 U.S. 441 S.E., is great place to go and have breakfast or lunch. They always have homemade specials such as meatloaf, ve-fork steak and goulash. The meat, fruits and vegetables are all purchased locally. They also have homemade soups such as ham and cabbage or their new mushroom soup. At Cowtown Cafe, they will make you feel like family, so come down and grab something to eat. Don’t forget to tell them Tammi sent you! Y ou can contact Cowtown Cafe at 863-8240347.  Okeechobee Shooting Sports 7055 N.E. 48th St., is a great way to spend a w eekend out. Their 100-acre facility has ri e ranges, pistol ranges, skeet ranges and so much more. They host a concealed weapons class and rent rearms. They also host many different shooting events, including night shoots. They have a gun store for all y our shooting needs. Contact Okeechobee Shooting sports at 863-357-3006. or visit their w eb site at okeeshooting.com  Quality A/C and Heating of Okeechobee 5351 S.W. 16th Ave., has technicians on call seven days a week to make sure no customer will go without air conditioning or heat. If it is the middle of summer on a Sunday and it’s 105 degrees outside and your unit just broke, call Quality A /C they will be there in no time and they w ill do whatever it takes to keep you cool and comfortable. They service all types of A /C units, commercial and residential, give estimates on service and do installations. They do same-day repair and same-day serv ice and have been keeping costumers cool for 30 years. You can contact them at 863467-1545.  Dave’s Mattress Outlet, 104 S.E. Park St., will get you in bed for less! Their helpful and friendly staff is willing to help y ou with all your mattress needs. Kelly is the man to see down at Dave’s Mattress Outlet. They have brands from Spring Air to Serta and standard twins starting out at $99. They w ill have the best price, guaranteed. You can contact Dave’s Mattress Outlet at 863-3573700.  Okeechobee Medical Reserve Corps was founded after the 9/11 disaster. W hen the rst responders became victims themselves, people who were not medically trained would help in any way they could. From that, the Medical Reserve Corps was born, training local volunteers to help in a time of need. They are trained in rst aid, search and rescue techniques and triage techniques. They are also right here in Okeechobee. You can contact the Medical Reserve Corps at 863-462-5819.  Calling all advertisers! Don’t forget it’s time to ramp up your marketing for the holiday season! The Okeechobee News will publish the very popular annual Holiday Traditions supplement on Nov. 27. This year the section also features a salute to the Nov. 30 national event, Small Business Saturday. It’s also a great place for holiday greetings and appreciation messages to your customers. There are some great packages for placing your ad message. Call your rep at 863-7633134 to reserve your spot! Our sales representatives Diana Whitehall, Kay Sheedy and Louise Dowling are super friendly and will take care of you. Tell them Tammi sent you!Today is...Today is National Take a Hike Day. Walking, and hiking, is an excellent way to get exercise, and get into shape. Hikes are distinguished from walks, in that they are taken in the woods, hills, mountains, or somewhere else in a nature setting. 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Pre-Thanksgiving Sale WE BUY CARS! Se Habla Espaol • Consignments welcome *Plus Tax, Tag & Dealer Fees 19 Okeechobee News November 17, 2013 Okeechobee Shriners seek Aluminum can tabsThe Okeechobee Shrine Club is collecting aluminum can tabs for the Shriner hospital. You can leave tabs at the Shrine Club or Mims Veterinary Hospital. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, please contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427, Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.