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Sunday, June 22, 2014 V ol. 105 No. 75 12.76 feetLast Year: 13.89 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ plus tax Teen pregnancy prevention ... Page 8 OCRA All-Stars get tourney win ... Page 10 Main Street’s June mixer has a large turnout ... Page 11 Historical Society hosts young speaker ... Page 14 Special to the Okeechobee NewsGrand Oaks takes lake tourI’m holding an alligator! Grand Oaks Assisted Living resident, Fran East, recently took a scenic tour of Lake Okeechobee with a visit to Ferrell’s Market where she got to hold a live alligator. For more photos, see page 7. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held on bond following his arrest for allegedly stealing over $20,000 in cash and jewelry from a home in the southeast section of the county. Arrested in connection with that theft was Christopher Lance English, 24, S.E. 35th Ave. He was arrested Wednesday, June 18, on felony charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure, grand theft and dealing in stolen property. English is being held on $15,000 bond in the Okeechobee County Jail. Detective Javier Gonzalez, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated in his arrest report that a S.E. 62nd Drive home was burglarized earlier this month. Apparentl y the intruder removed a window air conditioning unit, entered the home then replaced the unit to make it look as if no one had entered the home. That thief made off with a safe containing pain medication, $2,400 in cash and about Man charged in jewelry heist Farewell party for Dr. Hill is June 27By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News After 11 years in Okeechobee at the Dr. Fred Brown Center, Dr. Jeanette Hill is leaving. Dr. Hill will remain with the Florida Community Health Center network of clinics but will be working in Port St. Lucie. “I’m excited for this new opportunity for me and my family, it will de nitely be a different experience for me,” she noted. Dr. Hill came to Okeechobee in 2003 and began working at the Fred Brown Center seven years ago. She is a graduate of Jupiter High School, and the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale. She completed her residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla. Dr. Hill said she thoroughly enjoyed her time in Okeechobee and will always remember her patients. “I like the community center aspect as it helps the under-served. I also liked the community. Okeechobee reminds me of what Jupiter was like when I was a child,” she said. She noted she is very attached to her patients and loves all of the children she ever served. She went on to say it was a very tough decision to leave Okeechobee. “I have loved my time out here. I consider my patients part of my family -they’re my kids, the parents just loan them to me for a while,” she added. Dr. Hill had epilepsy as a child and as a result went to a lot of doctors for treatment and spent a lot of time in medical facilities. She was treated by a physician who was very outgoing and funny and really put her at ease. She said this doctor inspired her to enter the medical eld. She said she hopes her treatment of area children might inspire one of them to one day enter the medical eld. “There is always a need for qualied pediatricians in small towns like this. They need people that care about the patients. I hope I’ve touched a couple kids that might want to come back to Okeechobee Dr. Jeannette Hill leaving Okeechobee See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. See HEIST — Page 5 See HILL — Page 5 Christopher English


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Band UniformsIn Okeechobee News’ Wednesday, June 18, edition Letters to the editor, “Need is great for band uniforms” and I quote from Heather Dobbs’ letter “There is a problem with this growth and success, however. As we seek t o put one of the largest and most talented b ands in several years on the eld this fall, w e run headlong into our greatest challenge: uniforms.” After describing in her letter their achievements, and honors I wonder why in t his county more are not willing to help with t his? Maybe it’s an ‘urban legend’ there are more millionaires in Okeechobee than Palm Beach?—probably. But, there should be enough to cough up for the needs of these talented students. Please read the article in it’s entirety to learn of their success and talents and efforts. Here is hoping corporate sponsors and one-time donations help solve this for them! What in the world? Sheriff’s budget The county administrator is just doing what the BOCC directs. That’s her job. She doesn’t make the budget decisions. She gives the BOCC all of the data and makes recommendations, but they make the decisions. If the BOCC voted to give the sheriff $15 million, the sheriff would get $15 million. Of course, she would ask the BOCC to identify the funding sources, as ad valorem doesn’t bring that much in! The county manager works for the BOCC, so don’t blame her for their choices. There is one county commissioner who has for many years been out to slash the sheriff’s of ce budget. If you have attended any county meetings during budget time or watched them online, you know who that is. He has been in of ce a long time.  The county commission does not want to upset the voters by raising taxes, but that is what they are going to have to do to fund the sheriff’s of ce and jail if there is no way to cut costs. They got themselves into the hole by approving increases willy-nilly when the real estate market was booming and there was plenty of tax money.  The whole thing is a mess, and we, the taxpayers, are the ones who will get the bill for cleaning it up. The Plumb LineCalvin H. Fryar, pastorBrighton Baptist ChurchAmos 7:7—“Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand. 8 And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more: 9 And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.” John 9:39—“And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.” God showed Amos “a wall made by a plumb line.” The wall may represent the Law of God— plumed straight up and down—perfect. The plum line is used to examine Israel and they failed the test. Israel was being measured for judgment. And in just the same way, I can see the Lord measuring the church—do we measure up? The so-called Doomsday Clock rst appeared on the cover of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist in 1947, and was set at 11:53 p.m. The clock, created by the magazine’s board of directors, represents the threat of nuclear annihilation, with midnight as the time of destruction. In 1953, just after the United States tested the hydrogen bomb, it was set at 11:58 p.m., the closest to midnight ever. In 1991, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, it was moved back to 11:43 p.m., the farthest from midnight the clock has ever been. However, in 1995, the clock was shifted forward to 11:47, re ecting the instability of the post-coldwar world.—Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations. I understand they have now moved the clock up to one minute before midnight. We have no way of knowing how God will judge us nor do we know when. What we do know is that judgment will come. Amos was preaching to Israel and all who had turned away from God’s law. The plum line represented THE MEASUREMENT by which God determined the worth of His people. Israel had departed from God’s Word and they were not living before the world as they should; therefore, God drew a plum line upon them. What does the plumb line show? Let us examine it and see. First, Israel’s sinful rebellion was way out of line—and so are we; and, by God’s mercy, they had escaped the judgments of locusts and re (7:1-6)—and so have we; but now the time for judgment has come—it is one minute to midnight. A very strange fact in history is that the “Liberty Bell” actually never rang out the news of th e Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. And its crack had occurred the year before. Th e great bronze bell, inscribed with the words “Proclaim Liberty throughout All the Land unto All the Inhabitants Thereof,” had been ordered from London in 1751 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s democratic constitution. Upon arrival, the bell was hung in the belfr y of the state house (later known as Independenc e Hall). It cracked while being tested. The bell was melted down, recast and rehung. It was not until 1839—when it was used as a symbol by abolitionists because of its inscription—that the stat e house bell came to be called the Liberty Bell… —Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations This world has never experienced true liberty. Only when Jesus reigns as King of Kings, will th e true liberty bell sound. No bell will ever peal forth the sound of real liberty upon planet earth until heaven rings it and Christ reigns. THE MESSAGE points to a real need—a wa y to measure up before God; therefore, God sen t another wall made by the divine plum line. Jesus is both Wall and Plum Line. We are all measured by Him and the entire world will be judged b y Him but unlike the wall in Amos’ sermon, Jesus has opened a Door in the wall. And those who enter by the Door (Jesus said “I am the Door” — see Jn. 10:9) will pass the plum line test. Thos e who refuse to enter by the Door will be judged by the plum line—they will fail to measure up. Romans 3:23 calls it falling short. John 3:17 reads, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that th e world through him might be saved.” Jesus cam e into the world to save sinners, not condemn them. But those who refuse the light of the gospel condemn themselves to eternal darkness. Judgment is the result of rejecting the good news. Jesus explains this Judgment when He says in John 3:19-21, “And this is the condemnation, tha t light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds wer e evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. A Welsh minister, beginning his sermon, leaned over the pulpit and said with a solemn air, “Friends, I have a question to ask. I canno t answer it. You cannot answer it. If an angel from heaven were here, he could not answer it. If a devil from hell were here, he could not answe r it.” Every eye was xed on the speaker, who proceeded. “The question is this, How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?” (Hebrews 2:3)—Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations. June 22, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the Pulpit Editor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Dee Gaudin Publisher: Tom ByrdSpeak 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! Today: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 90F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms before midnight. Low 71F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.Extended ForecastMonday: Partly cloudy skies. High near 90F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Monday Night: A few clouds. Low 72F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday: Partly cloudy skies. High 93F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday Night: A few clouds from time to time. Low 73F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High around 90F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast I would just like to state how disappointed I am with the high school. My son, who graduated from Okeechobee High School and is now in the United States Air Force, contacted the school so that he could surprise his sister for graduation before he leaves for deployment in July and was denied because he was told he had nothing to do with graduation. He didn’t want a big deal just wanted to surprise her and they told him—sorry. One of the reasons I Love calling Okeechobee home is because of it being so family oriented. Well, I guess that proves something else. I would expect this from a big town but not our small town. Thank you. Gina Buhlmaier Letter to the Editor


$20,000 worth of jewelry. English, stated the detective, was eventually arrested in connection with that break-in. According to the investigator’s report a w itness reported being with English when they went to Nubbin Slough for a pill exchange. English then dropped the witness off at the corner of U.S. 441 S.E. and County Road 15-A. At that point, continued the report, English drove east on 15-A then turned into a subdivision. About 20 minutes later he returned to pick up the witness. From there the pair went to a home where English reportedly removed a large, heavy duffel bag from his vehicle and went into his room. The witness didn’t go into the room with English, but apparently heard “... metal clinking and banging ... .” After some time, English walked out of the room and the witness reportedly saw a safe sitting on the oor and its door had been pried open. English then threw some items into a canal behind the home, stated the report. The detective said divers from the OCSO dive team later found a Sony laptop computer in the canal. “We’re attempting to locate the victim,” pointed out the detective. Detective Gonzalez went on to state that a second witness told him English contacted that witness on June 10 and asked them “... to hold onto some property for him.” English showed up at the home of the witness with: a at screen TV that had been reported stolen in another case; a large duffel bag containing jewelry; a black handgun; a ri e; an Ipad; a jewelry box that had been reported stolen in another case; and, prescription pills. That witness, continued the report, was uneasy about having those items in their possession and made English keep the goods. Then, on June 17, the sheriff’s of ce got a call from the Okeechobee County Road Department stating they were cleaning a canal on S.E. 80th Avenue and found two submerged safes. The doors to the safes had been pried open, added the report. Detective Gonzalez said the serial number on one of those safes matched the serial number of the safe stolen from the victim in his case. 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He apparently moved from Okeechobee about six years ago. Because he is accused of a capital crime, if Hallett is convicted he will face a mandatory sentence of life in prison. Hallett was arrested in Live Oak on a local arrest warrant obtained by Detective John Fisher of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO). Detective Fisher’s arrest report indicated he was assigned this case after an 18-year-old local woman led an initial report with OCSO Deputy Donnie Holmes. In that report, the victim told Deputy Holmes that Hallett began molesting her when she was 6 years old and in kindergarten. The molestations continued until she was 11, added the deputy’s report. Those alleged molestations took place in Okeechobee County, stated Deputy Holmes. In his arrest report, Detective Fisher stated Hallett, a native of Wilmington, Del., would threaten the victim to keep her from telling anyone about the alleged incidents. When the detective reportedly asked the victim how many times she had been molested by Hallett, she simply replied “too many times to count.” Detective Fisher also pointed out that when he interviewed a family member of the victim’s, he learned the victim had behavioral problems while growing up which is not uncommon for victims of sexual abuse. The family member reportedly told the investigator the victim was very distant “... and would lash out very quickly at little things.” That family member went on to tell Detective Fisher they felt as if they could never get through to the victim, and that “it all makes sense now” as to the behaviors the victim displayed throughout her adolescent years.” Detective Fisher concluded his report b y indicating his investigation is continuing. If you have any information about this case, you are asked to contact Detective Fisher at 863-763-3117, ext. 5111. Report: Child abused ‘too many times to count’ Jimmy Hallett HEISTContinued From Page 1 one day and serve their home town,” she said. Dr. Hill pointed out that she is most proud of her children and the connection she was able to make with her patients. The public is invited to attend a party for Dr. Hill on Friday, June 27, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Dr. Brown Center. Light refreshments will be served. The center does ask that you to call and RSVP. You can ask for Donna or center director Tom Jones. The phone number is 863-763-1951, and ask for extensions 777 or 778. Dr. Hill said that will be a very emotional day for her. “I will probably be crying. I will think of all the babies I treated and how they have grown up into big kids now. I thought I’d retire in Okeechobee one day and this was a very hard decision,” she said. She encourages all of her patients and parents to come to her party so she can say goodbye and give the children one last hug. She said it is very gratifying to know that people care about her. “It’s extremely gratifying that my patients feel so attached to me,” she said. “Pretty much everyone I’ve talked to is sad I’m leaving, and I’m very sad too.” Mr. Jones thanked Dr. Hill for her hard work and dedication to this community. He noted in annual surveys of patients, Dr. Hill was always one of the highest-ranked physicians in the Florida Community Health Center family. “She cares for the kids, takes the time and is always there for them. All of the staff here will miss her and this will be a big void for us. We don’t want her to go,” he said. He encouraged all of Dr. Hill’s patients to come to the center now and get their shots and immunizations before she leaves. Her nal day is June 26. Dr. Hill has three children; sons Shane Adler, 10, and Quincy, 5, and daughter, Quinn, 5. Mr. Jones said they are in the process of hiring two physicians for the center. Dr. Serena Vidanage will begin work in August and Dr. Debra Mulrooney will start Sept. 1. HILLContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDr. Jeannette Hill (center) is anked by her medical assistants Sandra Rodriguez (left) and Mike Hall, Jr. (right).


Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by e-mailing obits@newszap.com. Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available at www.newszap.com. Wilbur Lee Douglas, 66OKEECHOBEE — Wilbur Lee Douglas died June 19, 2014. He was born October 18, 1947 in Pahokee to Harry and Edris Creel Douglas. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. A lifetime resident of Okeechobee, he enjoyed farming and handling cows. He was a member of Westside Christian Church. Mr. Douglas is survived by his wife, Sharon Douglas; son, Jason Douglas (Stefanie) of Jennings; two daughters, Shawna McCullers (Billy) and Ammie Thomas (Jeffrey) all of Okeechobee; seven grandchildren; brother, Wayne Douglas (Janice) of Okeechobee; sister, Shirley Conrad of Sebring; and sister-in-law, Pat Douglas of Okeechobee. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Barker of ciating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the 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. James W. 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It is designed to provide information to homeowners on disaster mitigation techniques that can reduce damage to homes from hurricanes and other disasters that threaten Floridians. For information, visit www.beready orida.org; or, contact Mitch Smeykal, Okeechobee County Division of Emergency Management, at 863-763-3212. Sunday bingo slatedAmerican Legion Post #64 will host bingo Sunday, June 22 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 American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dining room patrons.Moose events announcedOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36 St., invites the public to join them Monday, June 23 tacos will be served starting at noon. Wednesday, June 25, chicken wings and/or chicken ngers will be served from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26, bingo will start at 1 p.m. and lunch will be available for a small fee. Check the Lodge bulletin board for special meals on Tuesday and Friday. Proceeds bene t Moose charities.Reading program offeredThe Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will host a summer reading program at 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday from June 25 through July 30. The program is appropriate for children ages 3-9. Parental supervision and assistance is required during each class. This year’s theme is science. Participants are not required to register for the program. For information, call 863-7633536.Medicare event is June 26Join SHINE at the Okeechobee Public Library for a free Medicare 101 presentation Thursday, June 26 at 10 a.m. The presentation will focus on Medicare Parts A, B, C and D and how to decide between Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage Plan. SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a national, free program offered by the Area Agency on Aging and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. For information, call the Helpline at 866-684-5885; or, visit www.FloridaSHINE.org. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCity of Okeechobee honors re ghter for 20 years of serviceLieutenant W. Glenn Hodges (center) was honored for 20 years of service to the City of Okeechobee Fire Department on June 17. He is anked by City Fire Chief Herb Smith (left) and Mayor Jim Kirk (right). He began his re ghting career in 1987 in Okeechobee after several years of service as a volunteer in Broward County, Cooper City and Tallahassee.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONTINUE IMPOSITION AND PROVIDE FOR SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES 197.3632, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida, will conduct a public hearing to consider continuing the imposition of annual solid waste collection special assessments for the provision of residential solid waste collection and disposal services within the incorporated area of the City of Okeechobee, Florida. The hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to le written objections with the City Council within twenty (20) days of this notice. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. City Clerk media are for the sole purpose of backup for ofcial records of the Clerk. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk's Ofce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. Copies of the Solid Waste Collection, Disposal and Assessment Ordinance No. 784 and all subsequent Assessment Resolutions are available for inspection at the Ofce of the City Clerk located at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Room 100, Okeechobee, Florida, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except holidays. The assessments are a non-ad valorem assessment and will be collected by the Tax Collector in the same manner as your ad valorem tax bill, to be mailed in November 2014, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certicate to be issued against the property, which may result in a loss of title. By: James E. Kirk, Mayor Attest: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 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 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 12 p.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North 7 Okeechobee News June 22, 2014 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Prices strong and steady again this week with good supply. Calves were up $2-$10. Slaughter cows and bulls both steady. Please call us anytime to help you market or haul your cattle; we offer competitive pricing. Omar Rodriguez, Miami, topped the Calf Market with a high of $4.35 bought by Bellamy Cattle. Indian Prairie Cattle, Okeechobee, topped the Cow Market with a high of $1.18 bought by Central Beef. Bred cow, Bred heifer and Angus and Brangus bull sales coming in October! Todd Special to the Okeechobee News The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase ows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River to manage lake levels. Beginning Thursday (June 19), the corps w ill adjust the target ow from the lake to the Caloosahatchee Estuary to a 10-day average of 650 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) near Fort Myers. Local runoff outside the lake into the Caloosahatchee River could cause ows to exceed this target. The target ow for the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80) is unchanged at 0 cfs, although local basin runoff from the St. Lucie Canal w ill continue to be allowed to pass through the St. Lucie Lock as necessary. This was the case for much of the past week, as more than ve inches of rain fell across the basin. "Precipitation has increased over the past few days," said Lt. Col. Tom Greco, Jacksonv ille District Deputy Commander for South Florida. "Runoff from the rain has increased w ater levels in our drainage canals to the east and west. There will be times in the coming days and weeks when this runoff will cause target ows to be exceeded." Today, the lake stage is 12.65 feet. It is currently in the Base Flow Sub-Band of the corps' water control plan, the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS). The corps will continue to monitor conditions and adjustments to discharges will be made as necessary based on LORS guidance. For more information on water level and ows data for Lake Okeechobee, visit the corps' water management page at the Jacksonville District website: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/ CivilWorks/WaterManagement.aspx. Corps to increase ows from Lake Okeechobee to Caloosahatchee Special to the Okeechobee NewsGrand Oaks takes a tour of the lakeThursday, June 12, Grand Oaks residents went on a scenic tour of lake Okeechobee with a visit to Ferrells Market. Tom Smith (left) and Lois Sorenson (right) both got to handle a baby alligator on their outing.


Los Cocos Mexican RestaurantStarting June 29 and Reopening J uly 22 Closed for Vacation!Thank you, everyone We look forward to seeing you upon reopening! Our care can help them reach great heightsKids need a lot of attention. One minute theyre on the merry-go-round; and then suddenly theyre on the other end of the playground. They need love, aection, armation and guidance. But they also need great health care to make sure they grow up big and strong. Our Emergency Department is available 24/7 for expert kid care, regardless of their emergency. Were here to make sure they stay healthy, smiling and in the swing of things. Here for You. 1796 Highway 441 N € Okeechobee, FL 34972 € 863-763-2151 € RaulersonHospital.com To speak to a nurse 24/7 or for a FREE physician referral, call Consult-A-Nurse at 863-763-9228. 8 Okeechobee News June 22, 2014The thyroid gland is a small, butter yshaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam's apple. Despite its small size, the thyroid gland in uences the function of many of the body's most important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, if your thyroid isn't working properly, neither are you. The thyroid is an endocrine gland; endocrine glands produce hormones. These are chemicals that carry messages through the bloodstream to other parts of the body. The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone. It does this with help from a gland in the brain called the pituitary. Thyroid hormone helps keep all the cells in the body working right. It does this by controlling the metabolism. This is the rate at which every part of the body functions. Thyroid hormone keeps the metabolism at a healthy pace. This helps the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs work well. A balanced metabolism also hel p s ensure a healthy temperature, heart rate, energy level, and growth rate. The thyroid hormone must be kept at a healthy level. A complex cycle maintains this level. The cycle starts with the pituitary. This gland monitors the level of thyroid hormone in the blood. Depending on the level, the pituitary sends TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) through the bloodstream to the thyroid gland. TSH tells the thyroid how much thyroid hormone to make. In response to TSH, the thyroid makes thyroid hormone. Then thyroid hormone is sent into the bloodstream to the rest of the body. The pituitary senses the hormone level, adjusts the TSH level, and the cycle continues. With physician's orders, Raulerson Hospital's Laboratory can perform the simple blood test, known as the TSH test, to measure whether your thyroid is functioning normally. For a free physician referral or to speak to a registered nurse 24/7, call the ConsultA-Nurse line sponsored by Raulerson Hospital at 863-763-9228. I f your thyroid isn’t working p roperly, neither are youBy Teresa McGehee, RN School HealthSpecial to the Okeechobee News Why the concern about preventing teen pregnancy? Teen pregnancy and childbearing carry signi cant social and economic costs through immediate and long term impacts on teen parents and their children. A ccording to the CDC: In 2008 (the last year for which such statistics are available) teen pregnancy and childbirth accounted for nearly $11 BILLION per year in costs to U.S. taxpayers. These costs were for increased health care and foster care, increased incarceration rates among children of teen parents, and lost tax revenue because of lower educational attainment and income among teen mothers. Pregnancy and birth are signi cant contributors to dropout rates among girls. Only about 50% of teen mothers receive a high school diploma versus a 90% rate among women who had not given birth as an adolescent. The children of teenage mothers are more likely to have lower school achievement and drop out of high school, have more health problems, be incarcerated at some time during adolescence, give birth as a teenager, and face unemployment as a young adult. These effects remain for the teen mother and her child even after adjusting for those factors that increased the teenager's risk for pregnancy: growing up in poverty, having parents with low levels of education, growing up in a single parent family, and having poor performance in school. As you can see, teen pregnancy causes a v icious downward spiral and breaking that spiral is of utmost importance to the health and quality of life for our youth. Knowledge and communication are the tools that can break that spiral. Okeechobee's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force (TPPTF) is open to any concerned community member. It meets every fourth Tuesday from 11:00 to 12:00 in the School Board meeting room. Its goal is to decrease teen pregnancy in Okeechobee County through collaborative efforts in promoting comprehensive education, self-respect and healthy decision making. TPPTF believes that parents/caregivers are the rst and most in uential source of sexual education for children and adolescents. While the national teen birth rate is decreasing, Florida remains at number 6 in teen pregnancies. We as parents and caregivers are the front line in solving this problem. Parents have a huge impact on whether a teenager makes healthy decisions for himself or herself. Teens report that they are less likely to engage in risky behavior if they have open communication with their parents. Sexual development is a normal part of the teen years per the CDC. Your teen needs your help in understanding his or her feelings, peer pressure, and how to say no if he or she does not want to have sex. If your teen starts having sex, he or she needs to know how to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Research shows that teens who talk with their parents about sex, relationships, birth control and pregnancy Begin to have sex at a later age Use condoms and birth control more often if they do have sex Have better communication with romantic partners Have sex less often Take the time this summer to open the lines of communication and talk with your teens. Talk with your younger children also; they will be more receptive to what you have to say if you spend time strengthening those lines of communication before they are teens. You play a powerful role in helping your adolescents make healthy decisions! If talking to your teens is dif cult or you would like more information and knowledge, go to the CDC website on teen pregnancy. They have many great sites you can visit to increase your knowledge and effectiveness. The important thing is to talk to your sons and daughters to stop the vicious spiral. You are the key! Reference : Centers for Disease Control Website, Teen Pregnancy, September 5, 2013. Y ou are the key to teen pregnancy prevention Okeechobee’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task ForceOkeechobee’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force (TPPTF) is open to any concerned community member. It meets every fourth Tuesday from 11:00 to 12:00 in the School Board meeting room.


9 Okeechobee News June 22, 2014 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsYearling Middle School had another strong soccer season this past year as they nished (9-1) w ith the only loss of the year, their opener at Gifford Middle School. Tuesday, coach Erick Rios and athletic director Brent Stuart congratulated the players for another great season and thanked them for their positive attitudes, their class and their character on the eld. Mr. Stuart said Mr. Rios has done a great job coaching the teams since 1995. He noted winning is nice, but hasn't been what the main goal of the program is, "What we like to see and what makes us proud are the class and character the kids carry with them to games. They are respectful and we don't get complaints about their behavior." Rios said he had a few rough seasons at the beginning of his career, but for the past six years, Yearling has been nearly unbeatable. Rios, a native of Costa Rica, said he preaches academics and discipline before he ever talks about soccer. "We are very proud of the students for their discipline. They are friendly, they always respect the referees, and it's a good lesson for them later in life. When they have a job they must respect the boss, and must have a good attitude and be responsible," he added. Javier Hernandez was named the Best Offensive Player of the year. Hernandez has played two years for the team and showed support for his teammates, and his versatility on the eld. He was one of the team's top goal scorers this year. "It feels great for me. I showed them I deserved the award, I worked hard and tried to impress the coach," he said. Dylan Walker won the Yearling Award this season. Walker was cut from the team in sixth and seventh grade, but didn't let that stop him. He made the team as an eighth grader and became a key player for the Bulls. "I was surprised because I didn't think I would even get an award. I really like playing soccer and got over the earlier disappointments. When coach told me I made the team this year, I felt like I was on top of the world," said Walker. Isidro Gomez was named the team's Most Valuable Player. He was the goal keeper and the leader on the eld. He was also praised for his willingness to sacri ce for the team and going the extra mile. "This is my rst MVP trophy and I feel great. We played our best and I stopped some good shots this year. I always try 110 percent," he said. Miguel Raya was named the team's Defensive Player of the Year. He was unable to attend the awards banquet. Rios encouraged the players to work on their skill during the off season. He will have seven players to replace. Rios said he is optimistic more kids will show up to replenish the ranks next season. "The kids showed a lot of character this year. I told them they can ght through adversity. I told them to stay focused on what they want in sports, have good grades and work on improvement o f their skills in the off season," he said. Rios said he thinks the team can keep up the winning tradition next year,. I hope we have kids with some experience. If we do we'll be OK. The problem is when we start at zero with kids that haven't played or kno w anything about the sport," the coach added. Rios said he is proud of the program and notes most of the high school players are groomed and prepared at Yearling and that helps keep the high school program strong each year. Y MS soccer team honored at banquet Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyYearling soccer coach Erick Rios (left) poses with Offensive Player of the Year award winner Javier Hernandez. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyYMS soccer coach Erick Rios (left) poses with Yearling Award winner Dylan Walker. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyYearling Middle School soccer coach Erick Rios (left) congratulated Isidro ‘Bobby’ Gomez for being the team’s Most Valuable Player this year.


By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsOkeechobee rallied for four runs in the nal two innings to defeat Lake Placid 9-8, in the opening game of the District 8 Dixie Y outh baseball tournament for 13-14 year old boys Thursday night. The tournament will be completed on Sunday, June 29, in a double header in Lake Placid. Both teams will advance to state tournament play this year. Ethan Johnson had an RBI single and a run scored; Colton Leppert an RBI double and a run scored; Dillion Morris had two hits; and Mitchell Gaucin had a single and run scored to lead the Okeechobee attack. Johnny Rodriguez scored two runs and reached base four times for Okeechobee. Mason Adams threw three shutout innings and allowed two hits, while striking out four batters for Okeechobee. Tristen Root reached base three times and was the winning pitcher for Okeechobee in three solid innings of relief with three strikeouts. Lake Placid was led by D.J. Williams who had three hits, two runs scored and a pair of RBIs. Tay Williams had two hits and three stolen bases. Kumari Brown added a two-run triple. Okeechobee jumped out to an early 4-0 lead thanks to a three-run third, that was highlighted by singles by Jared Joyner and Morris. Lake Placid then went on an 8-1 run in the middle innings that were keyed by three-run rallies in the fth and eighth innings. Okeechobee took advantage of four bases on balls and two elding errors in the nal two innings to rally for the victory. A walk-off sacri ce y by Corey Coleman scored an Okeechobee runner to win the game for the OCRA All-Stars. Okeechobee coach Rick Durfee said it was a tough game but he was impressed with the way his team battled back. "Dillion Morris did a consistent job hitting for us. We batted 11 players and they batted nine so they got to the top of their lineup over and over again. We managed to pull it out in the end," he said. The coach said he was not discouraged when his team fell behind 8-5 in the eighth inning because he knew they could come back. "I know they can hit the ball, they do it every day in practice. It's all about getting the right pitch and being patient at the plate. When they wait for a pitch they can handle they hit the ball," he said. Durfee said with another week of practice the team should do well in Lake Placid next weekend and then in the state tournament during July in Sebring. "There is no better way to end a game than with a walk-off win -good job Core y Coleman right there," he added. Top defensive plays were made b y Joyner on a shallow pop behind second base to rob Jason Andrews in the second, and by Leppert who made a running grab at the fence on a drive hit by Mikey Warner in the third. Lake Placid got an out eld assist from D.J. Williams to retire Root at the plate in the third inning. Brown made a nice grab to rob Morris of an extra base hit in the sixth. OCRA All-Stars rally to down Lake Placid, 9-8 Ride For e FightŽ against cancerAn Okeechobee non-pro t organization is here to help you with your ght. 100% of donated dollars go to the citizens of Okeechobee to assist you with your ght.WE ARE HERE! WE ARE LOCAL! LET US HELP!Patients and Caregivers please visit our website at www.rideforthe ght.com or email me: mc@rideforthe ght.com NO internet access Call me, Nano Corona (863) 634-3971 10 Okeechobee News June 22, 2014 By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News The Hot Spot 204 S. Parrott Ave., formerly known as Maximum Tanning, opened its new location in March. They have tanning beds that reach up to 650 watts which means y ou can get a tan in just 10 minutes. They also provide natural spray tans and carry a large selection of different inventory such as bling-style ip ops, purses, backpacks and so much more. They have private party tannings available for any occasion. So, stop in and don't forget to tell them Tammi sent you! They can be reached at 863-763-0383. John’s Leather and Saddle Repair 800 N. Park St., can x it or make anything to do with leather. They repair belts, gun holsters, knife sheaves ... you name it! Their saddle repair is beyond compare! They offer saddle cleaning and oiling. They also sell new and used saddles and tack. They have great rodeo gear and tack for all your riding needs. Stop in and tell them Tammi sent you! They can be reached at 863-824-2600 or 772-2011741. Emory Walker 208 S.W. Fifth Ave., sells and repairs commercial and residential air conditioners and heaters. They also sell and repair dairy equipment. With a 24-hour technician on call, they will be able to keep you cool or warm without delay. They have been serving Okeechobee since 1966, and they know their stuff! Everyone there is always happy to help you with any questions. Give them a call at 863-763-6742. How about a old Florida dish to serve up in your home this week? Swamp Cabbage Ingredients : 3 slices bacon, 2 heads freshly cut swamp cabbage ( hearts of palm), chopped, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon salt, 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper. Directions : 1. In a medium saucepan, fry the bacon over medium heat. Set aside, reserving drippings. 2. Put swamp cabbage and remaining ingredients, including fried bacon and bacon drippings, in a 6-quart pot. 3. Fill the pot 1/2 full with water and bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 10 to 15 minutes, until the cabbage is tender. Adjust salt and pepper, to taste. Serve hot as a side dish. Cook's Note: If reheating leftovers, you must bring to a full boil again. Recipe Courtesy of Food Network.com. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMason Adams threw three shutout innings to get Okeechobee off to a good start in their game with Lake Placid Thursday.


Rooney, and worked at the Wireless Zone in Okeechobee. Following a celebratory trip to Italy, Kathleen plans to continue her education at Florida State University in the accelerated Masters of Business Administration program. She has accepted an assistantship in the MBA program and is excited about this next stage of her life. Kathleen is the granddaughter of Ann Alexander and Chris Schad. She is engaged to Ensign Andrew Labrecque and they are planning a summer 2015 wedding. TURNER KATHLEEN George and Julie Turner, are pleased to announce the graduation of their daugh ter, Kathleen Turner, who graduated cum laude from Florida State Universary with a Bachelors of Arts in Communications and English Literature. Kathleen would like to thank all her Okeechobee teachers for the foundation that made her success at college possible, in particular, Mr. Leidy and Mr. Matchett. She would also like to thank the Adrian Sample Scholarship Foundation, Maxwell and Maxwell, the Alvin Brown Scholarship Foundation, the Jim Enrico family and the Okeechobee County Board of Realtors for supporting her dream through scholarships. You make such a difference in our commu nity through scholarship contributions and encouraging support. At FSU, Kathleen was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and the FSU College Republicans. She volunteered with several charitable organizations during her time at Florida State including; Reading is Fundamental and the Childrens Miracle Network. In 2013, she studied abroad with the FSU International Program in London, England. Most recently, Kathleen interned for Sachs Media Group, a top Florida PR Firm. Throughout her time at college, she was a writer for the Odyssey at FSU, modeled for Clutch Magazine, interned for Representative Gonzalez, interned for Representative GRADUATION Okeechobee News June 22, 2014 11 By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News The Hot Spot formerly known as Maximum Tanning, has opened a new shop. Owner Gloria Goulette, along with her son Garrett Goulette as the operator and sales representative Dallas Mclaughlin opened The Hot Spot on March 25. They have the newest tanning beds that go up to 650 watts which means you can tan for a very short amount of time and still get a great tan. They also have great rates for tanning beds and spray tans. Ms. Goulette has certi cation from the American Tanning Institute in tanning and spray tans. She said they came to Okeechobee "to make a family business. We have been tanning for years so it just made sense to take the opportunity when it presented itself." They sell more than just tans at the Hot Spot. They have a great selection of bling ip ops, purses, backpacks and so much more. It's a great place to pick up a gift. "We treat our customers like family! We know everyone by name," said Ms. Goulette. Customer service is key at The Hot Spot. They want you looking your best. Tanning is not just for teenagers. Doctors sometime order patients with a vitamin D de ciency to tan. The human body needs sunlight to make its own vitamin D. The Hot Spot, 204 S. Parrott Ave., is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed on Sundays. Give them a call at 863-763-0383. Don't forget to check out their Facebook! The Hot Spot now open for business Okeechobee News/ Tammi KellyDallas McLaughlin and Garrett Goulette demonstrate how tanning beds are so easy to use. Special to the Okeechobee NewsOn Thursday, June 12, Main Street greeted about 75 members, visitors, friends and community partners to a rainy mixer. KOA opened their pool deck to local businesses for a wellattended mixer that allowed Geechee Mon's BBQ, Nutmegs and Jersey Mike's the opportunity to share their food and business information with a large group of Okeechobee's nest folks. Main Street Executive Director Sharie Turgeon welcomed all guests and shared the oor with Wendy Woodman to talk about KOA, Charles Harper to talk about his homemade food and special barbecue sauce, Megan Mattson to talk about Nutmeg's specialty menu and desserts as well as Krissy Culbreth's contagious excitement about her J ersey Mike's store. The mixer had brief interruptions due to our infamous rainy season but spirits remained high and the crowd used the interruptions to partake of the great goodies that surrounded them. We had two City Council Members in attendance, Clayton Williams and Mike O'Connor. When we were able to get back on track, Main Street announced the new art exhibit, a tribute to Highwaymen artist Robert Butler and the nearly completed median project that came to life through a beauti cation grant acquired by Main Street. Mr. O'Connor complimented Main Street on the median program and the commitment of the organization. There were a wide variety of door prizes from local business members w hich ranged from gift certi cates to wine. Okeechobee Main Street's next mixer will be at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., where Main Street will celebrate Christmas in July! The Brahma Bull would like to ask everyone to bring an educational gift for a young child. The mixer will be Tuesday, July 8, from 5-7 p.m. Good food awaits! The public is welcome to attend any of the mixers. They are open to everyone so Main Street can encourage new members by showing that the community needs everyone. Mega 50/50 tickets will still be available for $1 for one ticket and $5 for six tickets. June Main Street mixer w elcomed businesses Special to the Okeechobee NewsPicture from left to right are: (front row) Wendy Woodman, Krissy Culbreth, Megan Mattson; (middle row:)Walter Morgan,Gabby Corrales, Angie Grif n, Kaylee Davis, Bridgette Waldau, Sharie Turgeon, Charles Harper, Amanda Harper,Lori Parker, Maureen Burroughs; (back row) Terry Burroughs, Bert Culbreth.


Call a PRO JONES EQUIPMENTEst. 19894558 US Hwy 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 1-888-683-7853 863-763-5342 203 SE 2nd St. Okeechobee Phone: 863-824-6770 Jeb Acuff Administrator www.grandoaks.orgLicense AL11944 588 NE 28th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972 863-357-2888 or toll Free 877-568-3864An affordable way to advertise your business C hoice Automotive& Custom ExhaustA FULL SERVICE REPAIR FACILITYComputer Diagnostics NOW OFFERING New and Used Tires863-467-6633 Don’t Make the Wrong Choice! 704 NE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee, FL PROFESSIONAL SKINCARE TREAMENTSRevitalize, Lift, Firm & Brighten Facials Microdermabrasion BioActive Peels Body WrappingsTamara Platt Facial Specialist, Body Wrapper Available by Appt Only or 863-763-3909 fessional HARMON HEAT & AIRPROUDLY SERVINGOKEECHOBEE ST. LUCIE MARTIN PALM BEACHCommercial Residential Sales Service Installation1108 SW 5th Street 863.623.4506 mandmautobrokersinc.comM & M Auto Brokers, Inc. 3565 US Highway 441 North Okeechobee, Florida 34974 Of“ ce: (863) 763-0330 Cell: (954) 214-8877 Fax: (863) 763-0323 Mitch will work with youŽBuy Here! Pay Here! As low as $500 Down We Buy Cars For Any price, Any year, All Models! “No detail is a small detail”J. ALLEN CONTRACTING INC. 863-467-1703 863-634-6049 Qualified & Life Member MDRTEdward H. Bobbitt, CLU, ChFC, REBCLinda B. Tewksbury, CLUFinancial Services Professional New York Life Insurance Company Licensed Agent ebobbitt@ft.newyorklife.com The Company You Keep 12 Okeechobee News June 22, 2014 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Jennifer Nicole Seifert, 20, S.E. 30th Terrace, Okeechobee, w as arrested June 18 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (opiates) without a prescription and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $5,500.  Lisa N. Williams, 29, was arrested June 18 by Deputy Tammy Sera ni on a Palm Beach County w arrant charging her with the felonies of uttering a forged instrument and grand theft. Her bond was set at $20,000.  Shatina Darlene McMullen, 15, W. Lakeview St., Lady Lake, was arrested June 20 by Deputy Heath Hughes on a felony charge of battery on detention staff. She was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce.  Reynel Estrada, 20, Okeechobee, was arrested June 20 by Deputy Ben Lisle on a felony charge of tampering with physical evidence and a misdemeanor charge of loitering and prowling. His bond was set at $6,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATIONSASSAULT 1700 block of S.W. Second Way  6800 block of S.E. 86th Blvd.  1100 block of N.E. 39th Blvd.BURGLARY 900 block of S.E. 38th Terrace  3800 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  5200 block of S.E. 44th St.  8900 block of S.E. 65th Way  1400 block of N.E. Fourth St.  300 block of S.W. 30th Terrace  2200 block of N.W. Fifth St.  3100 block of N.W. 35th Ave.  3000 block of N.W. 35th DriveCRIMINAL MISCHIEF 1800 block of N.W. Fifth St.  400 block of S.W. 72nd TerraceFRAUD 4100 block of S.E. 29th CourtTHEFT 1900 block of N.W. 36th Terrace  3800 block of S.E. 26th St.  9100 block of S.E. 61st Drive  800 block of S.E. 37th Terrace  100 block of S.W. 18th Ave.  1200 block of S.R. 70 E.  2500 block of U.S. 98 N.  1200 block of S.W. 48th Ave.  3600 block of S.E. 28th St.  1400 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  1100 block of N.W. 39th Circle  3200 block of U.S. 441 S.  7500 block of N.E. 128th Ave. OCSO Investigations Local blood drives plannedIt takes only one hour, every two months, to help save lives. Okeechobee is one of the most generous cities in Florida in giving blood. Please attend one of these blood drives during June:  Sunday, June 22 at More 2 Life Ministries, 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  Monday, June 23 at Walgreens, 1 until 6 p.m.  Tuesday, June 24 at Raulerson Hospital Parking Lot, from 1 until 6 p.m.  Friday, June 27 at Harbor Community Bank, noon until 5 p.m.  Friday, June 27 at Publix, from 1 until 6 p.m.  Saturday, June 28 at Walmart, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Sunday, June 29 at Walmart, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.


REWARD $3,000.00If you have seen me, please call (954) 214-7883 or 663-3693 600-3693 or 336-9435LOST DOG in River Acres5 1/2 year old Neutered White Male Schnauzer. Last seen wearing a black collar with blue tags at 13243 SW 144th Pkwy Okeechobee MorrisŽ Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesMOHAWK CONSTRUCTION INC. FILL SHELL, ASPHALT MILLINGS, SAND, STONE, MULCH, TOP SOIL. LARGE OR SMALL QUANTITIES DELIVERED OR PICK-UP, NEAR TOWN. JOSH 634-9486 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! NOW HIRING LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Donnie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! Lost Lost Employment Full TimeCLASS A -CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 4:00. Employment Full TimeDrivers: $5,000 SignOn Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 RESTAURANT HELP We are expanding and need to add an experienced Cook and Server Call Dave @ 863.227.3713 for appointment. Employment Full TimeExperienced person needed to work on large dairy farm. Must have experience operating a feed wagon and be able to communicate in English. Call 863-763-2279, 9:00 am noon for more information. DFWP. Full Time Bookkeeper/ Of ce Admin Position BTC Builders Looking for bookkeeper with exp in Quickbooks, permitting, collections, AR, AP, taxes, inventory control Please bring resume to 2625 US Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL or Fax 863-582-9509 Semi-truck driver with a clean class A CDL. Two years minimum exp. required. Bene ts provided. Apply within @ 3079 NW 8th St. Okeechobee, FL. Bring MVR and current medical card. (863)763-5586 or (800)430-0117 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full TimeTRACTOR DRIVERS AND GATOR OPERATORS A. Duda & Sons, Inc., is currently looking Tractor Drivers and Gator Operators to work out of our LaBelle (Felda) Farm. You can apply in person at 12000 S. SR 29, Felda, Florida or online by sending your resume to hrlb@duda.com. Business OpportunitiesDing A ling Deli Business for sale, only independent Boars Head deli in Okeechobee, terms available leave message (863)585-2454 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. 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. AppliancesKenmore he WasherExc Condition 3yrs old, Asking $150 Call 863-357-7597 Computer/ SuppliesWindows 7 Laptops and desktops, all new components, guaranteed to work! Win 7 recovery DVD included! $175 limited supply call now 863-517-2782. FurnitureROUND WHITE DINING TABLE 40”, PEDESTAL, WITH 4 CHAIRS. $125.00 O.B.O. 863-467-5304 FurnitureFOR SALE LARGE WOODEN CABINET W/COMPUTER DESK OPTION, ELECTRIC FIRE PLACE, AND BLACK LEATHER SOFA. CALL FOR PRICES 863-447-2333 ApartmentsKINGS BAY Nice Twnhs. 2 br/1ba, Tiled oors. Inclds Water. $725/mo. + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128. Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. NW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $650, $700. 1st, last & $500 security. 561-346-1642. OKEECHOBEE 1/1, New oor covering, clean, furnished, cable, Wi-Fi, elec, satellite W/D included, fenced yard, small pet okay. $600/mo plus sec (863)467-1950 Houses RentBUCKHEAD 3/2 HOUSE, RANGE, REFRIG., WASHER, DRYER, NEW CENTRAL AIR/HEAT. SCREENED PORCH, SHED! SUPER CLEAN! WATERFRONT. $850.00 PER MO. 561-312-8471 LAKE ACCESS, 3BR, 2BA, CBS home, newly remodeled. $960/mo. incl. lawn maint. Call 863-610-1276. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Office Space RentPremier of ce space for rent In Okeechobee High traf c area one block North of Hwy 441 & 70 intersection 2,300 sq ft 7 of ces, reception area, Kitchen, storage areas, 6x8 DoubleFaced Neon Sign on Hwy 441 (N. Parrott Ave) Call 863-610-2390 or 863-610-1290 For More Information. Waterfront Rentals2BD/2BA ON WATER, BOAT HOUSE, NO PETS. PEST CONTROL, YARD CARE & GAS INCLUDED $800.00 MONTHLY AND $500.00 DEPOSIT. CALL 863-261-1205 O R 863-484-0771 Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes Plant City!! $5K Home replacement. Over 22 models to viewFree factory tours@ New Velocity home $67,903 includes delivery, set and A/C. plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol* Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 13 Okeechobee News June 22, 2014 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds


Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Pickup Trucks2001 DODGE RAM 1500, EXTENDED CAB, $4,000.00 CALL FOR MORE DETAILS 863-634-4715 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast (DBA, CareerSource Research Coast) Region 20 and the Treasure Coast Job Training Consortium announce a meeting of the Workforce Development Board and Consortium to which all persons are invited: Date & Time: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 8:00 a.m. Place: CareerSource Research Coast 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986PURPOSE: To discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment Act, Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition Program, OneStop Career Centers and the Workforce Development Board (DBA, CareerSource Research Coast). A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: CareerSource Research Coast 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a r ecord for judicial review. 465956 ON 6/22/2014 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued by the County Court of Broward County, Florida, on the 17th day of April, 2014, in the cause wherein STATEWIDE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC, Plaintiff and WORLD TREE, INC., Defendant(s), being Case No. CO CE 01-10064 in the said Court, I Paul C. May, as Sheriff of Okeechobee County, Florida, have this day levied upon all of the right, title and interest of the Defendant STATEWIDE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC, in and to the following described real property lying and situate in Okeechobee County, Florida to wit: DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY Lot 14, River Acres addition No.1 According to the Plat thereof, Recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 26 & 27, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Aka: 8135 NW 189th Ave, Okeechobee, Fl 34972 I shall offer the above described real property for sale subject to all prior liens and encumbrances if any, on the 29th day of July, 2014 at 10:00 AM, or as soon as possible thereafter at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce, 504 N.W. 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida and will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, all right, title, and interest of said Defendant WORLD TREE, INC. in said property. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida this 18th day of June 2014. Published: June 22, 29, July 6,13, 2014 Paul C. May, Sheriff Okeechobee CountyIn accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceeding should contact Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3117, ext. 5028.465957 ON 6/22,29;7/6,13/2014 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. 13000517CAAXMX PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION., Plaintiff, VS. PAMELA HUTSON NEWCOMER A/K/A PAMELA H. NEWCOMER, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: PAMELA HUTSON NEWCOMER A/K/A PAMELA H. NEWCOMER AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PAMELA HUTSON NEWCOMER A/K/A PAMELA H. NEWCOMER Whose Residence Is: 6688 SW 21ST PKWY, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 and who is evading service of process and the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendant(s), who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 26; THENCE NORTH 8944’28” EAST, ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SECTION 26, A DISTANCE OF 104.10 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 530’45” EAST ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SUNSET STRIP AIRPARK, A SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 24 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 398.10 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 8431’16” EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SUNSET STRIP AIRPARK, A DISTANCE OF 4789.79 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 512’21” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1909.49 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 512’21” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 30.77 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE, SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST HAVING A RADIUS OF 2305.55 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 502’37”; THENCE ALONG SAID CURVE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 202.95 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 009’44” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1144.62 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE, SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST HAVING A RADIUS OF 1610.38 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 715’24”; THENCE ALONG SAID CURVE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 204.90 FEET TO A POINT, SAID POINT HAVING A RADIAL BEARING OF SOUTH 8252’20” WEST; THENCE SOUTH 8953’12” WEST, A DISTANCE OF 675.46 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 000’24” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1630.79 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 8601’23” EAST, A DISTANCE OF 680.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 within 30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition led herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 16th day of June, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Arlene Nealis DEPUTY CLERK 465953 ON 6/22,29/2014 14 Okeechobee News June 22, 2014 ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Earn some extra cash Sell your used item s in the classifieds ACROSS 1 Fast money sources 5 First name in jazz 9 The Kite RunnerŽ boy 13 Police jacket acronym 14 Place 15 Peace Nobelist Walesa 16 AtonementŽ actress 19 Many a car 20 Abu Dhabi is its cap. 21 Cadillac compact 23 Aviation pioneer 28 Dickens pen name 31 Motown team 32 The Joker, to Batman 33 Kentucky border river 35 Some four-year degs. 36 Cinematic FX 37 Dr. Phil, e.g. 43 Up, up and awayŽ carrier 44 Suffix in taxonomy 45 Slobbering toon dog 46 Host 49 Maker of XX antiperspirants 51 Fire 52 Kitschy lawn decorations 55 Test for srs. 56 Chargers linebacker Manti __ 57 Matthew Broderick originally provided his adult voice 61 Captains of industry 66 Beekeeper in a 1997 film 67 Ladys business? 68 Work in the cutting room 69 Genesis creator 70 Email 71 Circle opening? DOWN 1 Petitions 2 Oh-so-dainty, in Devon 3 Hotel employee 4 Soda fountain freebie 5 Lodge logo animal 6 Vietnam Veterans Memorial designer 7 Welcoming ring 8 Bodes 9 Superheros cover 10 Blanc who voiced Bugs 11 When mammoths roamed 12 Musicians asset 17 Indigo source 18 Half a bray 22 Place for a mud bath? 24 Chad neighbor 25 Anjou cousin 26 Still woolly, perhaps 27 Covent Garden architect Jones 28 Conk 29 So thats your game!Ž 30 Speed 34 Went (for) 36 Demand as due 38 Fragrant climbing plant 39 Another, in Acapulco 40 Director Lupino 41 Milnes Now We Are __Ž 42 Where a driver is often needed 46 Frittata ingredient 47 Neimans partner 48 Like jambalaya 49 Old gathering places 50 Fam. tree member 53 Con lead-in54 King and queen, but not prince 58 Identified, as an undercover cop 59 Berets lack 60 European wine area 62 Pump spec. 63 Blvd. relative 64 Whole bunch 65 Remnant By David Poole ()2014TibCttALLC 05/08/14 05/08/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle Special to the Okeechobee NewsHistorical Society host guest speakerThe Okeechobee Historical Society was privileged to have Shelby Ann Sumner, guest speaker for the June meeting. Shelby is a fth grade student at Osceola Middle School who placed second in the school's competition of Tropicana speeches and again placed second in the county competition. Shelby's speech was entitled "To Make the Best Bettera 4-H experience." Her speech was designed to share with the audience about Shelby's personal experiences in various 4-H groups and to encourage others to become involved with 4-H. Her speech was lled with amusing stories which the membership enjoyed. Pictured here are Shelby Ann Sumner (left) and her proud grandfather, and Histori cal Society member, Elder Sumner (right). Agri-Civic Center open for those who want to exerciseUnless an event is taking place, the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center grounds are open to area residents for exercise activities such as walking, running, and bike riding on a daily basis. The gate on S.R. 70 is open from 7 a.m. until dusk for residents to access the roads and parking lots within the facility. The staff asks that everyone using the facility to help keep it clean by not littering.


R E D 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 5030-H: Okeechobee Golf Estate 3/2 on acre. Huge kitchen, split bdrm plan. Family rm overlooks golf course. 2 car garage, golf cart storage bldg. $180,000 NOW $170,000 MLS #207710 5054-H: Oaks at Okeechobee 2 story 5/3 home, 3610 Total sq ft/2427 under air. Double garage, ample concrete driveway. Huge kitchen, Minutes from Lake! $139,500 NOW $113,900 1021-M: Palm Village 4/2 DW, 2,482 total sq ft/1,716 under air, open porch, Large Famopen kitchen. HOA includes Clubhouse, pool, lawn care, more. 55+ comm. $80,000 MLS #208093 4002-H: BHR Lake Access completely furnished! 2,085 Total Sq ft/974 under air. Metal roof, attached carport, screened patio w/bonus rm. Concrete seawall w/ area. $130,000 MLS #208051 5083-M: Pioneer Estates 3/2 DW on an acre with 1,652 total sq ft/1,352 under air. All appliances stay, front screen porch, split bdrm plan, plenty of cabinets for storage and more. $58,000 MLS #207779 • Great location! Commercial lot .57 of an acre next to Heritage Village and Okeechobee Ford Co. $97,000 MLS #207503 • 14+/acres of commercial property on the Rim Canal with lake access. $1,500,000 MLS #207408 • Four Seasons area 1+/acre NE 4th St. $5,900 MLS #207977 • 2 Basswood lots on NW 32nd Ave. Each $3,400 Make Offer • Palm Village Ranch clean Lot-Close to the Clubhouse. 55+community. $15,000 MLS# 207998 • Ok Acres 10+/-acres Fenced, pond and house pad ready for a new home! $79,000 MLS # 207817 • Viking 2.5+/acres for $11,000 MLS # 207811 NEW LISTING 5071-H: Dixie Ranch Acres Large 4/2 Modular home, 2,204 Total Sq Ft on approx. 1 acre. Spacious kitchen w/ hutch, dining area and living rm. Family rm, beautiful fireplace. Many features! $175,000 MLS # 207917 Find your dream home here! Location, Location, Location Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com RIVER OAK ACRES Beautiful home on 2.3 acres, 21’ high cathedral ceilings, fireplace, balcony off master bedroom, hurricane shutters, wired in for generator. 30x50 metal garage with two 14’ foot rolling doors. Has an extra room in the garage along with a workshop. New A/C in 2007 with twice a year maintenance contract. New roof in 2005 40 year warranty. MLS 207896, $279,000. Call 863.763.3134 to advertise! Someone reading this ad right now could be searching for a new home. Why not have them looking at yours? Over 100 ListingsOAK LAKE ESTATES ~ Home for Entertaining. BEAUTIFULLY remodeled 3Bd/2Ba/2Garage, 1999 SF Under Air-3206 SF TLA. Two-Story, Fireplaces in LR and Master, Sitting Loft, NEW Kitchen & Baths, Walnut floors. French Doors open to Screened Lanai with Stone/Cypress Bar for seven, overlooking Community Lake. 14X24 WORKSHOP. NEW Windows and Hardy Plank siding. EXQUISITE! MLS 208025 $259,000 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. 15 Okeechobee News June 22, 2014


Jim ArrigoOwner & PresidentJohn ArrigoVice President & General Manager 5851 SOUTH US HIGHWAY 1., FT. PIERCEJUST SOUTH OF MIDWAY ROAD1-855-374-5019STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM 6:00 PM SERVICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 7:30 AM 6:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM € Sun: ClosedArrigoFtPierce.com 1Ulrich Rd Saeger Ave Easy St Sunshine BlvdOleander Ave Ft. Pierce € West Palm € Sawgrass ALL OFFERS FOR WELL QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS, NOT ALL CUSTOMERS WILL QUALIFY. DEALER RETAINS ALL REBATES & INCENTIVES. ALL VEHICLES SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. MUST PRESENT AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE TO RECEIVE ADVERTISED OFFER. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICA L ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. VEHICLE ART FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY, OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT OR VARYING MODEL MAYBE SHOWN. OFFERS NOT IN CONJUN CTION, OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY. PREVIOUS SALES EXCLUDED. VEHICLE STOCK QUANTITIES VARY DAILY, RANKINGS BASED ON REGISTERED SALES FOR CHRYSLER CORP. *PRICES PLUS TAX, TAG, $599.95 DEALER FEES, TITLE & MUST FINANCE THROUGH DEALER AND QUALIFY FOR ALL REBATES AND INCENTIVES… PRICES INCLUDE LEASE LOYALTY, LEASE CONQUEST, C OLLEGE GRAD, MILITARY. **WE WILL BEAT ANY LOCAL, VALID,PRINTED ADVERTISEMENT FROM ANOTHER AUTHORIZED DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM DE ALER WITHIN THE SE BUSINESS CENTER ZONE ON ANY NEW IDENTICALLY EQUIPPED IN STOCK VEHICLE. CUSTOMER MUST PRESENT COMPETITORS AD AT TIME OF PURCHASE AND SUPPLY ACCURATE VIN NUMBER. COMPETITORS AD MUST BE DATED SAME DAY AS THE CUSTOMERS PURCHASE. IF WE BEAT THE COMPETITORS PRICE, YOU MUST BUY THE VEHICLE FROM ARRIGO. DEALER RES ERVES THE RIGHT TO PURCHASE THE VEHICLE FROM THE OTHER DEALER. *$13,000 OFF 2014 RAM 3500 CREW CAB 4x4. ORIGINAL MSRP $62,535, SALE PRICE $49,535 & RAM 2500 MEGA CAB ORIGINAL MSRP $66,390, SALE PRICE $53,390.PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE & $599 DEALER FEES. INCLUDING FACTORY, DEALER DISCOUNTS AND REBATES. SWEEPSTAKES END 6/30/ 14. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. ^AVAILABLE ON JEEP CHRYSLER DODGE AND RAM VEHICLES PURCHASED AT ARRIGO ( EXCLUDES SRT VEHICLES ) §CHRYSLER 200 … MSRP $25,490 … SALE PRICE $21,490. TERMS, CONDITIONS AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. AL L VEHICLES SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. SALES AND PRICING EXPIRE DATE OF PUBLICATION. Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 2014 95 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS ** ** ** NOW RECEIVE A NO-EXTRA CHARGE2-YEAR MAINTENANCE PLAN + 24-HOUR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE.Exclusions apply. See dea ler for co mple te detai ls.Based on total sales of 3 locations Based on total sales of 3 locations up to** ORIGINAL MSRP...28,780DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-2,948 YOU PAY AS LOW ASCherokee 2014 86 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP...24,185DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-3,431 YOU PAY AS LOW ASPatriot Sport 2014 106 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP...19,780DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-4,399 YOU PAY AS LOW AS Town & Country Touring 2014 144 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS ORIGINAL MSRP...31,760DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-6,000 YOU PAY AS LOW AS200 Limited 2014 116 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP...26,275DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-9,802 YOU PAY AS LOW AS Dart SE 2014 ORIGINAL MSRP...18,385DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-3,060 Journey SE 2014 ORIGINAL MSRP...20,990DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-4,275 Avenger SE 2014 ORIGINAL MSRP...21,890DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-6,715 YOU PAY AS LOW AS3500 Crew Cab 4x4* 2014 78 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS ORIGINAL MSRP...62,535DISCOUNTS & REBATES..-13,000 Promaster 1500 Cargo Van 2014 63 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP...30,634DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-3,523 YOU PAY AS LOW AS1500 Quad Cab 2014 128 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSORIGINAL MSRP...29,950DISCOUNTS & REBATES....-6,322 The All New CHRYSLER 200 2015 Has Arrived!YOU PAY AS LOW AS YOU PAY AS LOW ASPrices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate.$15,381*$20,754*$25,832*$15,175*$16,715*$15,325*$16,473*$25,760*$23,628*$27,111*$49,535*In Dealer Disc ount s & Rebates Av a i lab l e on all mo dels with a pprov e d cre ditAvailable on se l e ct mode l s with appr oved cre ditNO PURCHASE NECESSARY REGISTER TO WIN!Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate.113 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS 169 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS136 AVAILABLE AT SIMILAR SAVINGSPrices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate. Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate.Prices plus tax, tags, title & $599.95 dealer fees & lease conquest rebate.^YOU PAY AS LOW AS YOU PAY AS LOW AS SAVE $4000P r i c e s pl us t a x t a g s titl e & $ 59 9.9 5 d e a l e r fe e s & l e a s e c on q u e s t r e b a te .UP TO§30 A VAILA BLE 16 Okeechobee News J une 22, 20 1 4