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Sunday, August 3, 2014 75¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 93 13.94 feetLast Year: 15.85 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level Bowhunter training offered in Okeechobee ... Page 8 Immunizations required for school children ... Page 2 Special to the Okeechobee NewsLabor Day parade plannedWalpole Inc. and Waste Management Okeechobee Land“ ll recently presented B.R.A.T. Club vice president Allison Chandler with a sponsorship check for the upcoming B.R.A.T. Club Labor Day Parade in Okeechobee. The Labor Day Parade, in its 49th year, is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. Those who wish to participate are encouraged to pick up an application to enter at Okeechobee News or the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee. The application deadline is Aug. 28 by 5 p.m. For information, call Teresa Chandler at 863-697-9096. Left to right are B.R.A.T. board member Commissioner Bryant Culpepper, B.R.A.T. board member Matt Buxton, senior district manager of the Okeechobee Land“ ll Tony Bishop, Walpole Inc., Keith Walpole and B.R.A.T. president Teresa Chandler. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A former of“ cer with the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) has “ led a suit against his former employer and is seeking monetary and non-monetary awards. The lawsuit “ led by Jupiter attorney Cathleen Scott claims her client, Lawrence Parzygnat, was wrongfully terminated by OCPD Chief Denny Davis in that the “ ring was done without due process. The suit was “ led in Okeechobee County after Mr. Parzygnats “ ring was upheld “ rst by a grievance board made up of city employees, then by the Okeechobee City Council. Mr. Parzygnat was terminated Dec. 4, 2013, after he had taken photos of a Dec. 1 fatality accident on S.R. 70 E. in the city limits then sent those photos to a West Palm Beach television station. That accident involved an Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) Deputy Joe Gracie and resulted in the death of two local women. OCSO Major Noel Stephen said Friday, Aug. 1, it was his understanding the Florida Highway Patrol had “ nished their investigation of that crash and those results have been forwarded to District 19 State Attorneys Of“ ce. When Mr. Parzygnat was confronted by Chief Davis, Major Robert Peterson, Lieutenant Fired police of“ cer sues OCPDKeep your bones healthy ... Page 9 Clerks accused of selling alcohol to teen ...Page 14 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee high school football coaches state 2014 could be the year the team turns around a recent run of subpar performances. The team has been busy this season with camps, 7-on-7 passing competitions, and conditioning. They have had 78 kids involved at one point and have averaged 50 players per day at non mandatory sessions through the Men of Distinction Camp funded through the Chakas Stars Program. The students not only worked on football but also did some classroom work, took “ eld trips and performed community service hours. Coach Chris Branham said while kids are not required to attend weight lifting, those that do attend have a bit of an edge once the summer camp opens on Aug. 4. He expects 92 players to be on hand when camp opens next Monday. He said there is still time for OHS football coach looks for wins in 2014 season See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Clrng Or Cti! See OCPD „ Page 5 See OHS „ Page 5


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Service stations€ Do you remember when we had serv ice stations? Now all you have is gas stat ions. You pump your own gas and go hand t hem the money, sometimes standing in line for 5 minutes. When I worked in a gas s tation, they were service stations. We not only checked the oil for every customer, we c leaned the front and back windows and s wept out their ” oorboard if they wanted it done. Its the same in a grocery store in s ome big stores. You can hardly ever “ nd s omeone to help. Is the whole world eaten up with greed?County reserves€ Why would they borrow money from a b ank or issue a bond when they have money in reserve funds? Thats like taking a bank loan to buy a car when you have enough money in savings to pay cash. Unless you are making more in interest in savings than y ou will pay on a loan, it does not make s ense to take out a loan. Issuing a bond is j ust one more way to force property owners t o pay more taxes. A nger€ Anybody can become angry... that is easy. But to become angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose and in t he right way that is not within everybodys power and is not easy. AristotleSheriff and county to court€ The problem that is going on now with t he sheriffs of“ ce is nothing new, for its b een a problem for a long time. Way more money is wasted and spent for things that are not needed to keep a sheriffs of“ ce going. If we dont have the money, then we dont have it. € Maybe this is a blessing and the state or feds will “ nally come in here and clean up. € More money ” ying out of the countys coffers to high-dollar lawyers and consultants that would have been better spent on actually solving the impasse. € I just think its sad that the taxpayers have to foot the bill now to “ ght both sides of a battle that we lose either way. Talk about futility.You might be from Okeechobee ...€ If you give directions using landmarks that no longer exist ... you might be from Okeechobee. (For example, the Legion fair is in the “ eld next to where the old water tower used to stand ...Ž) € If you can remember going to a drive-in movie and having the movie stop because cows had wandered between the projector and the screen, you might be from Okeechobee. € If youve ever ridden a horse through a drive-thru to get sweet tea, you might be from Okeechobee. € If you brush hog your “ eld and “ nd a single wide ... you might be from Okeechobee. € If you know how many bales of hay will “ t in the back of your car ... you might be from Okeechobee. € If youve ever been tempted to taste the sweet feedŽ that you bought for the livestock ... because it really does smell good ... you might be from Okeechobee. € If you drop your cell phone, and your horse steps on it ... you might be from Okeechobee. € If, in the rainy season, the grass in your front yard grows so fast that you sometimes lose the family pets ... you might be from Okeechobee. € If you ever considered saying your vows on a swamp buggy ... you might be from Okeechobee. € If your mom ever made you clothes that said Southern States FeedŽ on them ... you might be from Okeechobee. € If you remember the bull at old Fat Johnnies! € If the drainage is so bad in your neighborhood that during the rainy season you have actually seen one of your neighbors driving his airboat around the backyard ... you might be from Okeechobee. € If you were once proud to be a Cat“ sh. € If you remember when Home Depot was a Kmart ... you might be from Okeechobee. Dangerous allurementsBy Calvin H. Fryar, pastorBrighton Baptist Church2 Corinthians 11:13„For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.Ž Paul was worried about false teacher who slip in unaware. They may seem harmless but Paul warned in 2 Corinthians 11:12-14, I will continue to hinder and expose those who are looking for an opportunity to boast that their work is just like ours. These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. In the end they will get the punishment their wicked deeds deserve.Ž If you would visit a beehive at night, you would see that the entrance is never left unguarded for a moment, and the vigilant sentries are plainly seen running back and forth, ready to give the alarm if anything comes to disturb. Yet these brave little guards do not challenge everything, but only such creatures as seem to be dangerous. It is well known that the moth, the most deadly foe to the swarm, is allowed to pass without hindrance into the hive. The moth, a soft defenseless creature, without mandibles or sting deposits its egg, which, when hatched, bring ruin to the colony.„Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations. Please note that, just like this moth, Satan is deliberate, dangerous and defeated. SATAN IS DELIBERATE. Our text warns that Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.Ž He will dress himself up to appear attractive and even helpful. He is not the monster that he is made up to be. If he appeared as most men portray him to be, we would run. Spurgeon wrote that It is notable that nearly all the poisonous fungi are scarlet or speckled and the wholesome ones brown or grey, as if to show us that things rising out of darkness and decay are always most deadly when they are well dressed.Ž„The Quotable Spurgeon. A lion following a herd of wildebeest may not seem dangerous and then suddenly he springs into actionƒ! Along the banks of the Amazon River lives a species of large, colorful spiders. When one of these creatures spreads itself out, it looks exactly like the blossom of a brilliant ” ower. Bees and other insects lighting upon it expect to “ nd honey. Instead, the spider secretes a poison that drugs some of them and kills others.„Our Daily Bread. Any way you look at it SATAN IS DANGEROUS. Paul warns that Satans ministers can transform themselves to appear as th e apostles of Christ.Ž Even though his head has been crushed at Calvary, Satan is still a ver y dangerous adversary. The old serpent dies slowly and we must be careful with his kind in this sinful world. According to doctors a t the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Cente r in Phoenix, Arizona, rattlesnakes thought to be dead can still strike, bite, and kill you. Doctors in Phoenix said they have a large numbe r of patients admitted each year suffering from bites from rattlers thought to be dead. Sometimes the snakes were shot and their heads cut off; but the snake head retains a re” ex action, and one study showed that snake heads could still make striking-type motions for up to sixty minutes after decapitation. Satan, that old serpent, was defeated a t Calvary. His head was cut off. Hebrews 2 says that our High Priest, by his death, destroyed him who holds the power of death. But for a season he can still strike and wound us. H e can still hurt us and poison our relationships and spread his deadly venom into our homes and lives.„Nelsons Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations, and Quotes. SATAN IS DEFEATED and his servants ma y seem to be harmless messengers; however, stay clear of their venom. They can still harm the unsuspecting individual and their end shall be according to their works.Ž Like th e praying mantis, an insect with the disposition of a tiger and the characteristic of a cannibal they prey on the unsuspecting. Nevertheless, like the mantis, they manage such a pious appearance that they are hard to detect. Th e mantis may be green, yellow, or brown, depending on its habitat, but it will have gauz y wings, probably demurely folded when observed, and with its forelegs folded on its chest as if in an attitude of prayer. But as J.M. Fabre wrote, These supplicating arms are lethal weapons...Ž On the contrary the pincers may dart out like lightning to seize some hapless victim that may even be its mate.„Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations. Even a toothless lion can still give a toothless roar and cause many to hurt themselves. Both saved and unsaved must treat the devil careful respect„he is still dangerous. There is a beautiful “ sh used in som e aquariums that is very toxic to the touch. Som e of them have ended up in our Florida waters and have become a threat to the “ sh along th e reefs. If someone were to touch it by acciden t while swimming, they would suddenly feel incredible pain and if not cared for, they could die. Satan, like the lion “ sh has many beauties to behold but beware Christian„do no t touch because he can hurt you. August 3, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re” ections from the pulpit Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independent’s mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community’s deliberation of public issues.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!


By Eric KoppOkeechobee News MOORE HAVEN „ Seven of the 10 people arrested in a 2012 undercover drug operation dubbed Operation Pill Crusher are prison bound. A press release from the Glades County Sheriffs Of“ ce (GCSO) said those seven have either entered into plea agreements with the state or have been found guilty in a court of law. The GCSO Criminal Investigations Division, headed up by Captain Daryl Lewis, conducted the operation that was aimed at the illegal sales of hydrocodone and oxycodone pills. GCSO Sheriff Stuart Whiddon said he was extremely pleased at the success of the operationŽ and said the Moore Haven community is a safer place today. We will continue these types of operations until we put the drug pushers in jail,Ž he added. Those arrested in that operation who have been found guilty and sentenced are: € Norman Flemming „ sale of a controlled substance, two years in prison; € Isreal Mathis „ sale of a controlled substance, two years in prison; € Sara N. Lopez „ traf“ cking in hydrocodone/oxycodone, 15 years in prison; € Katheryn Lopez „ traf“ cking in oxycodone, three years in prison followed by four years on probation; € Artivistus L. Ware „ sale of a controlled substance, 17 years in prison followed by 10 years on probation; € Colton Lee „ sale of a controlled substance, 13 months in prison; and, € Duriel Hallback „ own/lease of a conveyance for traf“ cking in illegal narcotics, 18 months probation. According to Assistant State Attorne y Chris Klink, the lead prosecutor on these cases, the remaining three suspects will have their cases resolved by the end of summer. GCSO detectives, along with Special Response Team members and GCSO road patrol deputies, executed three search warrants simultaneously on Sept. 11, 2012. The warrants were served during the early morning hours. Both Sheriff Whiddon and Capt. Lewis praised GCSO detectives for putting the operation together. Convicted Glades County drug dealers sentenced 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 3, 2014 players to sign up for the program. He reminds them they must get a doctors physical. Forms for those physicals are available at the high school of“ ce and also at the football “ eld house. The Brahmans will have 17 days of practice before the of“ cial season begins with a kickoff classic at Brahman Stadium on Friday night, Aug. 22, against the Lake Placid Green Dragons. It is always exciting to start a new season. The kids have been very dedicated through the summer. Were excited about the young talent coming in, and the talent that returns is a year older and more experienced. We will have more opportunities to get into nuts and bolts of football and not just stick to the basics,Ž he said. Branham said the schedule isnt the weakest but also isnt the toughest in the world. His goals for the camp are to solidify the quarterback position, “ ne tune the new offense, the Pistol Wing, which he compares to the one Urban Meyer ran for the Florida Gators; and, continue to improve on execution of plays. He also wants to “ nd some leaders on defense. We want to have a “ ne tuned group of kids that know what to do when a play is called, know what theyre going to do, where theyre going and being able to make stops, block or run,Ž he added. Branham said nine senior players will be counted on to lead the team and he thinks this is an important year as the team sets things up for future success as the young stars get older and more experienced. We truly believe this is the year that we set things up for the future. I think you are going to see some extremely exciting football this fall,Ž he noted. Branham said while there is a lot of depth on the team he thinks there are some stars in the making and that the Brahman rebuilding plan is on schedule. I think we could go one way or another but there is a lot of anticipation and the kids have worked extremely hard. We have some young players that can contribute and are very special kids,Ž he added. Here is a preseason preview of the team; Quarterback : Antawyn Fludd and Brandon Dee Shockley “ gure to battle all camp for the starting job. Branham expects both to play. Fludd, a sophomore, should be one of the more highly recruited players in the area when he graduates in two years. Running back : Juan Yae Ford, Lamar Williams, Tyrone Joseph, Shockley and Fludd will all compete for playing time. All of them bring certain skills to the table. Onl y a freshman, Williams already turns heads. Branham compares him to a young Jimm y Tolbert. Wing back : Drayton Billie, JaJuan Cherry, Jacob Emmick and Fludd could see time at this position. Wide receiver : Wyatt Bessenbacher, Marquez McClemore, Zeke Matthews, and Tristen Anderson are the top candidates. Tight end : Fred Bradley and Juan Yae Ford. Offensive linemen : Arthur Woodruff, Edrick Neal, Tyrone Peterson, Devon Wigfall, Greg Hernandez, Mikel Sadler, Darien Kessler, James Thomas and Matthew McClanahan are among the candidates to start. Hernandez, Sadler and Neal have the most experience. Defensive line : Arthur Woodruff, Fred Bradley, Andrew Wine, Joseph Benjamin, Greg Hernandez, Cornelius Horton and Darien Kessler are all in the mix. Woodruff is the only sure starter at defensive end. Linebacker : Mitchell Madrigal, Devon Wigfall, Dee Shockley, Terrance Boswell, Juan Yae Ford, Alex Garcia and Tyrone Joseph are the leading candidates. Madrigal missed spring ball due to an injury and is very important to the success of this unit. Wigfall could start at middle linebacker. Boswell has gotten great compliments for his desire and hitting ability. Secondary : Fludd and Cherry will be the starters at corner back and the best tandem for the Brahmans in many years. Also in the mix are Zeke Matthews, Marquez McClemore, Deshawn Wellington, Bessenbacher and Emmick. Cherry is compared with Brahman legend Montrell Degree. Special teams : Woodruff will handle the punting and freshmen Jarrett Mills will be the place kicker. OHSContinued From Page 1 Donald Hagan and Sergeant Justin Bernst and asked if he sent the photos to the TV station he denied doing it. Ms. Scott stated in the suit that when her client was asked about the photos he was startled and he denied having sent them. However, within seconds of this denial he admitted to sending them.Ž The of“ cer was terminated later that same day. Ms. Scott argues against her clients “ ring because ... there is nothing in the citys Personnel Policies and Procedures, Chapter 7, that allows for lying, without being sworn under oath, to serve as proper grounds for termination.Ž The fact is,Ž testi“ ed Chief Davis at the March 13 grievance board hearing, he looked us dead in the eye „ his lieutenant, his sergeant „ and told a bald-faced lie. This isnt a highway I drive on „ I dont like doing this. But when you tell a lie, you lose my trust.Ž The chief also documented at that hearing how Mr. Parzygnat had: been late for w ork on several occasions; radioed police dispatchers that he was on duty, when he w as actually in his personal vehicle and not y et at OCPD headquarters; and, had taken a $3,500 handheld radio home so his girlfriend could listen while he was on duty. City paperwork stated Mr. Parzygnat was of“ cially terminated for failure to perform assigned tasks satisfactorily.Ž Mr. Parzygnat joined the police department as a part-time of“ cer Feb. 16, 2007, and became a full-time of“ cer Oct. 8, 2010. As for Mr. Parzygnat not being placed under oath when questioned by his superiors, Chief Davis said Mr. Parzygnat was on probation when he took the photos and could be “ red for any reason. At that grievance board hearing, Mr. Parzygnat testi“ ed that he was talking to a television cameraman at the accident scene who was complaining he didnt have any photos of the crash. So, Mr. Parzygnat offered to send him some pictures. I was being a good guy,Ž he said. Mr. Parzygnat was represented at that hearing by attorney R.E. King from the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association (PBA). The crux of his argument was that according to the Policemans Bill of Rights, his client was not aware he was under investigation for something that could lead to his termination. You cant get around the fact, you have to be fair,Ž argued Mr. King, who added his client could not be “ red without notice. Mr. King also argued his client was “ red without a formal investigation being conducted. Mr. Parzygnat, a former military police of“ cer in the U.S. Army, then presented his case to the Okeechobee City Council. On June 17, that board voted to uphold the “ ring. The suit is not demanding a jury trial, and will be heard by Circuit Court Judge Gary Sweet. The case number is 2014CA260. OCPDContinued From Page 1 Developments in veterinary care and dietary habits are now allowing pets to live longer than ever before, but that doesnt change the fact that dogs and cats typically reach geriatric status between the ages of six and seven. This means that older pets are now developing more of the same problems that are present in humans, as they age. Pets, too, can suffer from cancer, heart disease, kidney and urinary tract diseases, diabetes, and even senility. The American Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA) wants to help you keep your older pets happy and healthy as they enter their golden years. As a responsible pet parent, you should consult your veterinarian about how to best care for your furry friends and to prepare for possible health issues that develop with age. Here are some tips to get you started: € Increase your veterinary visits. Geriatric pets should be taken to the veterinarian twice a year, instead of only once a year. € Look out for changes in behavior. Before any medical symptoms appear, behavioral changes can provide signs that something is changing in your older pet. € Watch your pets weight. Dogs and cats face opposite weight-related problems in old age. Overweight older dogs are at increased risk of health problems. € Consider modifying your pets diet and nutrition. As your pet ages, you will probably need to change their food. € Keep your pet physically active. € Stimulate your pets minds. It is just as important to keep your pets mentally active. € Neuter and spay your pets if you havent already. Older pets need special care


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.Edwin John Gross, 88OKEECHOBEE „ Edwin John Gross of Okeechobee died July 29, 2014. He was born November 9, 1925 in Farmington, Wisconsin to Gustaf and Bertha Grosskreutz. He proudly served our country for two years in the Navy during WWII. He also served in the Air Force during the Korean Con” ict. He retired from the Air Force after serving 20 years. During his military career he earned many medals and awards. He came to Okeechobee from Heltonville, Indiana in 1980. Mr. Gross was preceded in death by his father; mother; two sisters and brother. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; two daughters, Linda Hughes and Suzan Marks of Fort Wayne, Indiana; son, Marty Gross of Okeechobee; one grandson; one granddaughter; four great granddaughters all of Fort Wayne, Indiana. No services will be held at this time. 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. John J. Quattrocchi (BigBadJohnnyQŽ), 80AKRON, Ohio „ John J. Quattrocchi (BigBadJohnnyQŽ), 80, died peacefully on July 21, 2014, from complications of COPD. He w as born in Akron, Ohio and graduated from Central High. A s a youth, John competed in the Akron Soap Box Derby, played football, boxed, and was the class president and Y -Teen King. John married his sweetheart whom he met in 8th grade, Dorothy Eileen Johnson, and they had three daughters. John loved fast-pitch softball and started playing at the age of 13 in the Akron Police Athletic League. As a “ rst baseman, he was known for his hustle, in-“ eld chatter, and speed in running the bases. Throughout his career, he played on several championship teams, including the Akron Nationals, Louies Pizza House, Johnnys Towing, Jednota Club, Mariolas Associates, and Tramonte Black Labels. John also competed in exhibitions at the Mans“ eld Reformatory and against the King & His CourtŽ and Californias famous Compton Cuties.Ž In 2002, he was inducted into Akrons Amateur Softball Hall of Fame. Early in his career, John worked at Longs Funeral Home, Akron Ambulance, Firestone Tire & Rubber, Fawick Flexi-Grip, and ONeils department store. In the mid-80s, John became part owner of Roll-A-Way Lanes in Ellet where he gained countless cherished friends. An avid bowler who earned a coveted 300 ring, he also co-hosted a local bowling television show, Pot of Gold.Ž After Roll-A-Way closed, John and Eileen began working part-time at campgrounds in Sandusky, Ohio and Clewiston, Fla. before retiring to Okeechobee, Fla. in 2001. Following the loss of his beloved wife, John returned to his hometown in 2013. John is survived by his devoted children, Dolli (Harvey) Quattrocchi Gold, Kathy (Henry BubŽ) A dams, and Tina (Wesley RoyŽ) Berisford. He also leaves eight grandchildren and their spouses; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret (James) Markham, Nancy Cheatham, and Thelma (Edward) Dodson; many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his w ife Eileen; parents, John & Helen (Yetsko) Quattrocchi; sister, Helen Speelman; and brother, Robert Quattrocchi. John was a charming man with a captivating smile; he will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place; a private inurnment for the immediate family will occur at a later date. In lieu of ” owers, please consider donations to Hospice of Okeechobee (411 SE 4th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 or www.hospiceofokeechobee.org. James W. Young, Founder Seawinds Funeral Group3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee 863-357-7283okeechobeeseawinds.com Cremation ..............................$495 Cremation & Chapel Service ..$870 Traditional Cremation (includes rental casket) ..........$2,495 Traditional Funeral & Burial $1,995 Graveside Service ................$1,495 PRE-ARRANGEMENT (Financing Available) Cremation $95 down $10 a month for 45 months Creamation with Chapel Service .. $195 down $17 a month for 45 months Traditional Funeral & Burial ....... $500 down, $100 month for 45 months This includes minimum Casket, Vault and Open/Closing of Grave Site These prices do not include cash advance items. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News August 3, 2014 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Sunday night bingo on Aug. 3 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 bene“ t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public.Cheerleader parents to meetChakas Stars All Star Cheerleading will host open house and a parent meeting on Monday, Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in their gym at 810 N. Parrott Ave (Glades Gas Company Plaza). Anyone age 4-18 who would like to cheer competitively is invited. The air conditioned gym has a full 42 x 42 ” oor. Coaches are USASF certi“ ed, ACCAA certi“ ed and First Aid/CPR. The program is supported by Children Services Council of Okeechobee.ConKerr Cancer will meetConKerr Cancers next sit & sew will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine and child-friendly cotton fabric and sew with other ladies in the community who want to help put smiles on the faces of children stricken with cancer or other lifechanging illnesses. Pillowcase kits will also be available for you to sew at this meeting. Our local chapter is also sewing pillowcases for Marthas House and the Okeechobee Healthcare facility and is accepting donations of suitable material for those causes too. For further information or to donate material, call Joan at 863-467-0290.Coalition board meets Aug. 6Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. at their of“ ce located in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The coalition is part of a statewide network responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting health y families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact Executive Director Kay Begin at 863-462-5877.Diabetic menu ideas offeredJoin us at Raulerson Hospital to learn about diabetic cooking ideas with Executive Chef Ron Corrado on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Raulerson Hospital in the cafeteria, 1796 U.S. 441 N. Learn new recipes and sample some of the creations. There is no fee to participate, but space is limited. RSVP at 863-763-9228.Candidate meet & greet slatedThe Okeechobee Federated Republican Women will host an event for the local Republican candidates running for of“ ce at 6 p.m. on Aug. 7. Cocktails and Candidates will be open for the public to come in the private dining room at Cowboys and meet and speak to participating candidates. Con“ rmed for the event are: Cheryl Kirton and Joe Arnold for school board; and, Bobb y Bennett, Bryant Culpepper and Terry Burroughs for county commission. For information, contact club president Josie Elliott at 863-634-8474. Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236 Big Lake Missions Outreach plans school supplies driveBig Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annual school supplies drive for needy families. We will accept donations up until Aug. 15. Most school supplies are needed such as 3-ring-notebooks, pencil pouches, colored pencils, marker hi-liters, backpacks, etc. No trapper keepers. For a complete list, see the local stores or call the school. We accept checks made out to Big Lake Missions Outreach or gift cards. Call 863-763-5725 or 863-610-1815 for information or drop-off locations.


By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsMOORE HAVEN „ Glades County Commissioners approved a tentative $7.4 million dollar spending plan for the 2014-2015 budget y ear which set the tentative millage at 9.1367, and the municipal service tax at 2.45 mills for law enforcement, at the July 28 meeting One mill equals $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of property value. These rates are the same as the tax rates approved for 2013-2014. An additional $127,385 in ad valorem taxes will be collected this year, an increase of 2.7 percent. The spending plan w ill generate nearly $4.8 million in property taxes. County manager Paul Carlisle said the commission is continuing to consider a 2.5 percent pay raise for employees, but have not made a “ nal decision. The county will receive $223,583 in payment in lieu of taxes from the state and nearly $140,000 from a compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The half-cent sales tax will raise nearly $1.4 million; $198,944 will be raised through ambulance fees; $81,854 from tipping fees at the construction and demolition land“ ll, and over $6 million will be left in reserves. The spending plan includes $65,000 for improved technology, $144,284 for the County Managers of“ ce, $124,500 for the annual county audit, $581,441 for the Property Appraiser, $430,557 for the Tax Collectors of“ ce, $211,043 for the Supervisor of Elections, $82,326 for the County Attorney, $153,268 for the Planning and Zoning Department, $20,462 for Code Enforcement, $193,093 for the County Maintenance Department, $94,710 to maintain the courthouse, $3.1 million for the Sheriffs Of“ ce, and $276,137 for the County Fire Department. The budget also included nearly $215,000 for emergency management, $93,315 for the County Agriculture Extension Of“ ce, $75,292 for state aid to the library, $45,898 for the probation department and $398,328 for the Clerk of the Court. EMS will cost the county $1.09 million; animal control, $53,290; and, community services, $205,232. The Road Department budget totals $2.53 million, and parks and recreation $143,719. The capital projects budget totals just over $13 million with the key project the new Emergency Operations Center at $4.26 million. The budget calls for $1.2 million to be spent on County Road 733, $1.8 million on Kirby Thompson Road, $1.71 million on State Route 78, and $1.15 million on Loop Road. This year $506,368 is budgeted on the Courthouse; and, $400,000 is budget for various waste water treatment plant improvements. Other budget hearings will be held on Sept. 8 and Sept. 23 at the Glades Count y Courthouse. Glades County approves tentative millage 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 MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Aug. 1ST Thurs., Aug. 7THFor Info, Call 763-7202 II: “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”Fri. 7:00 & 9:10, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:10, Mon 3:00 & 7:00III: “PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun, Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00I: “HERCULES”Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun, Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG-13 PG Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 12 p.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North 7 Okeechobee News A ugust 3, 2014 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Cows and bulls were about steady compared to last week, but believe it or not ... calves were higher! Supply is good right now but demand is even better! Los Potros Ranch, Okeechobee, topped the calf market with a high of $4.55 bought by Foy Reynolds. Seminole Tribe, Okeechobee, topped the cow market with a high of $1.18 bought by Central Beef. October special sales: Oct. 3: Bred Heifer & Cow Sale Oct. 10: 44 FarmsŽ Angus Bull Sale Oct. 17: Little Creek FarmsŽ Brangus Bull Sale plus 50 head (registered & commercial) Brangus Heifers Todd Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding “ nes are doubled in work zones. Travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial 511Ž from their phone to learn about traf“ c conditions on major roadways across the state. Roadwork planned this week includes the following:Okeechobee€ U.S. 441 (North Parrot Avenue) from 290th Trail to N.W. 344th Street: Maintenance project: Crews will repair concrete mitered end sections. There are no planned lane closures, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. € U.S. 98 from S.R. 70 to C.R. 68 (N.W. 160th Street): Maintenance project: Crews will be repairing roadway shoulders. There are no planned lane closures, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. € U.S. 98 from S.R. 70 to N.W. Ninth Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews will install gas mains along the roadway. There are no planned lane closures, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. € S.R. 70 east of Okeechobee/N.E. 34th Avenue to Williams Road/N.E. 48th Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Crews are relocating utilities along the south side of the road. No lane closures are scheduled, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. Road Watch Special to the Okeechobee News Any Florida residents who have served honorably as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces active, retired, or discharged from active duty, Reserves, Florida National Guard, or Merchant Marines with veteran status, is eligible to receive the Governors Veteran Service Award. Veterans and military personnel are invited to attend the next Governors Veterans Service Award Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 15, at 3:30 p.m. at the Avon Park National Guard Armory. Veterans and military personnel are encouraged to RSVP on-line at http://rsvp.my” orida.com and use AVON PARK as the RSVP Event Code. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m., at which time a Governors Veterans Service Award form must be completed. Applicants must bring a copy of documentation or identi“ cation to validate veteran or military status. Types of documentation include military ID card, DD 214, retirement ID card, VA ID card, or Veteran Service Organization ID. For further information, contact the County Veterans Services Of“ cer, Betsy Grinslade, at 863-7636441 x5. Governor to present Veterans Service Awards


Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription Available 24/7http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Tiles2.aspx?sortby=type&type=Florida View all our online sections in the comfort of your own home or on the go! 2014 Okeechobee County Community Guide S Big Lake Eye Care A Quick Reference Guide for New and Longtime Residents Okeechobee County 2013-2014 School Information Guide Featuring: Call to Schedule your eye appontment today! 763-3937 606 North Parrott Avenue www.biglakeeyecare.com Big Lake Eye Care 8 Okeechobee News August 3, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsFriends helping friendsRecently, Serenity Coffee Shop had a coffee machine go down and troubles getting a new one up and running. The team from Jersey Mikes stepped up to help out their neighbor. Donating a percentage of their sales for a day, they were able to raise $200 to help purchase the new coffee maker. Left to right are Haley Burkhalter, Bert Culbreth, Gabby Corrales, Curtis Tyson, Mallorie Jones and Krissy Culbreth. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserv ation Commission (FWC) will host a distance-learning bowhunter education course on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. until noon in Okeechobee County. Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course at www. bowhunter-ed.com/” orida/ prior to attending and bring the “ nal Web report to the FWC course on Aug. 9. Students will learn about safe and responsible tree stand usage, big-game shot placement and recovery. The course will provide students with hands-on experience shooting a bow and arrow on the range. Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment. The class will be at the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce Shooting Range, 5025 S.W. 26th Ave., Okeechobee. Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/ HunterSafety or by calling the FWCs South Region Of“ ce at 561-625-5122. A statewide schedule of bowhunter and hunter safety classes is available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years old to all classes. To participate in live-“ re exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). Okeechobee County will host FWC bowhunter education course Hospice gets complimentary cleaningBob Giaquinto, commercial sales manager of Stanley Steamer of South Florida, recently provided Hospice of Okeechobee with complimentary cleaning and disinfection of all recliners and lift chairs at the Hamrick Home. This generous gift is very much appreciated by Hospice of Okeechobee. Special to the Okeechobee News


SURGICAL EXPERTS AT NO MATTER WHICH DOOR YOU COME THROUGH EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTORS OFFICEYou can count on the surgeons at Raulerson Hospital to get you back to enjoying life again. Many procedures are even minimally invasive, oering patients smaller incisions & shorter hospital stays. 1796 Hwy. 441 N € Okeechobee, FL 34972 € RaulersonHospital.com SURGICAL EXPERTS AT To find a physician or to learn more about our services, call 763-9228. 1796 Hwy. 441 N € Okeechobee, FL 34972 € RaulersonHospital.com INTEGRITY. ITS NOT JUST SOMETHING WE CARE ABOUT. ITS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO.Let us do right by you today „ call Emory Walker Company. SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLESEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. RECEIVE UP TO A$1,700REBATE* with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox home comfort system. ORCAC014022 OFFER EXPIRES 8/22/2014. *System rebate offers range from $300 to $1,700. See your local Lennox dealer for details. 2014 Lennox Industries Inc. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. One offer available per qualifying purchase.(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 9 Okeechobee News A ugust 3, 2014 What are you doing today to ensure healthy bones in your future? Unfortunately, too many young patients neglect this aspect of their health and spend their later years struggling with thin, fragile bones and osteoporosis. This condition is preventable, but good habits need to begin early to create the bone strength needed for long, healthy lives. Try these tips for keeping your bones strong.CalciumGetting plenty of calcium in your diet can dramatically decrease your chances of being diagnosed with osteoporosis later down the road. While milk and other dairy products are the most common sources of calcium, you can also receive plenty of this bone-strengthening nutrient from dark leafy greens and vegetables, such as spinach leaves, kale, or broccoli.Vitamin DNext to calcium, vitamin D is the most important nutrient for keeping bones healthy and strong. With daily sunlight exposure, the human body can create all the vitamin D needed without any external sources. You only need 10 to 15 minutes in the sun to get the necessary amount of vitamins, so dont risk damaging your skin by staying out for hours at a time without sunblock. If you cant get outside or the sun is obscured b y heavy clouds, try purchasing groceries such as milk, orange juice, or cereal that have been forti“ ed with vitamin D. Supplements are also available as a source of daily vitamin D.ExerciseUnderused bones naturally begin to weaken and deteriorate over long periods of time. One of the best ways to maintain the bone strength you build with good nutrition is to exercise regularly. Running, weight training, and aerobics are all effective methods of protecting the durability of your bones. Any activity that places stress on your bones without overdoing it could be a good choice for a strengthening exercise routine. If your bones have already become fragile or thin, it might be a good idea to consult a physical therapist about techniques that will strengthen your bones without putting you at risk for a fracture or break. If youre concerned about your bone strength, Raulerson Hospitals Radiolog y Department offers Bone Density Scans to detect osteoporosis. Call our free Consult-ANurse service anytime at 863-763-9228 to ask questions or get a physician referral. These tips can help you keep your bones health y Special to the Okeechobee NewsYatchette Club donates to Senior ServicesOkeechobee Senior Services was thrilled to receive the Yatchette Cub donation of food. For the past eight years the Yatchette Club has been generous in the donation of food monthly to seniors in need. Arnold and Ellen Whelpley surprised Senior Services with the additional donation of fans. Commissioner Bryant Culpepper thanked the Whelpleys for the support of seniors in Okeechobee during his visit to the Lottie Raulerson Senior Center. OCRA grid, cheerleading registration dates setOCRA will hold football/cheerleader sign ups on successive Saturdays, Aug. 16 and Aug. 23, at the sports complex between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Any child 5 to 12 years of age is welcome to sign up. The cost for football is $80 and cheerleading is $60. Bring a copy of the childs birth certi“ cate and payment to sign up. OCRA is pleased to announce it is also offering fall baseball/softball to boys and girls ages 5-13 (boys) and 5-14 (girls). The cost to sign up for fall ball is $50 per child. Sign ups will be held on successive Saturdays, Aug. 16 and Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the sports complex. For information, call 863-634-0515 for football and cheerleading; or, 863-234-8024 for fall ball.


2229 N.W. 9th Avenue € 863-824-6000 € www.irsc.edu I R S CDixon Hendry CampusREGISTER NOW for the Fall Semester and earn your college degree in Okeechobee! CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 25TH! 10 Okeechobee News August 3, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee NewsFuture baseball players meet hometown starMarty Magryta of Okeechobee took two of his grandsons, Aaron and Cameron Magryta, to the West Michigan Whitecaps game in Grand Rapids, Mich., where they got to meet Jonathan Crawford of Okeechobee after he pitched and won his game. The boys really enjoyed that night and said that they would follow Jonathans career in baseball. Special to the Okeechobee NewsWM/Okeechobee Land“ ll, Inc., your neighbor Waste Management/Okeechobee Land“ ll, Inc. employees are all local residents. Knowing our customers is an added bene“ t for our business. By having local employees at Okeechobee Land“ ll, the customer is sometimes our neighbor,Ž says senior district manager Tony Bishop. For information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com. Pictured are: (front row, left to right) Teresa Chandler, Doug Smith, Mark Broadrick, Juan Suarez, James Beville, Stacey Lowe, Teresa Almond, Dawne Pressendo, Jason Johns, Sergio Torres and Jaen Torres-Mendoza; (back row, left to right) Chad Siefker, Alex Mungaray, Joe Nelson, Michael Burgess, Scott Collier, John Fisher, Pam Casperson, Ray Stamper, Allen Leitner, Billy Dees, Charles Sadler and Tony Bishop.


863-467-5243 147 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee 2005 Ford Focus ZX45 spd, A/C, 102,893 miles U3308 ONLY $ 4495 2000 Mitsubishi MonteroSport XLS, 106,529 miles, Auto, A/C, Loaded U6132 ONLY $ 4995 2003 BMW 325i5spd. A.C, moon roof, leather, loadedU1693 ONLY $ 6495 1991 Toyota LandCruiser4x4, Auto, A/C, Moon roof, new paint and interior New tires 1 Owner, Must See this one!!U1869 ONLY $ 7995 2003 Suzuki Grand VitaraAuto, A/C, 6 cyl, Loaded U2134 ONLY $ 5695 2006 Chevy Trailblazer LSAuto, A/C, V8, Trailer Tow Pkg, Loaded ONLY $ 7995 *U5438 2004 Dodge Dakota4dr, Auto, A/C, Loaded ONLY $ 7495 *U2692 2003 Nissan FrontierKing Cab, 5 Spd, A/C, U0129 ONLY $ 6495 MANAGER’S SPECIAL Sizzling Summer Low Prices! WE BUY CARS! Se Habla Espaol Consignments welcome *Plus Tax, Tag & Dealer Fees 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback AUD, 5 spd, A/C Loaded U1813 ONLY $ 2995 2002 Toyota Salara ConvertibleAuto, V6, A/C,, Leather Int, LoadedU9664 ONLY $ 6495 2002 GMC Yukon XLAuto, V8, A/C, New Tires, Loaded. Trailer Tow Pkg. U4116 ONLY $ 7995 2004 Dodge 1500 4dr.Auto, A/C, 4.7 V8. Trailer Tow Pkg. U6113 ONLY $ 8495 2007 Chrysler Town & Country7 Pass, Auto, A/C, Loaded $ 6495 *U5386 ONLY 2002 Toyota Tacoma SCAuto, A/C, 6 cyl, 1 owner $ 7995 *U2948 ONLY2002 Chrysler Town & Country7 pass, Auto, 6 cyl, A/C, loaded, 102,471 milesU1382 ONLY $ 3995 2003 Chevy Trailblazer LTZOnly 87,829 miles, leather, moon roof, 6 cyl, loadedU1688 ONLY $ 7495 2002 Chevy SuburbanAuto, A/C, 7 Pass, Leather Int. Tow Pkg. U3236 ONLY $ 7695 2001 Ford F-150 S-CabAuto, A/C, 6 cyl, LoadedU2528 ONLY $ 6495 11 Okeechobee News A ugust 3, 2014 Outta the WoodsBy Tony YoungSpecial to the Okeechobee NewsIf you hunt in Zone D, there are several major changes this year to fall hunting regulations that you need to know about. And, if y our hunting spot was in the northern portion of Zone A, you might be hunting in Zone C now. If you hunt in southern Manatee County, Sarasota County, southwest DeSoto County, w est Charlotte County, southeast Okeechobee County, south St. Lucie County, Martin County or north Palm Beach County, you now have later fall hunting season dates than what y oure used to, because the boundary line between the two zones has been adjusted. The boundary line used to be State Road 70, but hunters had noted, and recent biological surveys have con“ rmed, that deer living in the above-mentioned areas have a breeding period that occurs later than that of most of the deer in Zone A. These deer actually have a breeding period more in line with deer living in Zone C. It is because of this that a number of local hunters asked the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to move the boundary line between hunting zones A and C, so that all or parts of these counties w ould instead be included in Zone C, which has the later hunting season dates that better align with when the rut occurs in these areas. The new boundary line between hunting zones A and C begins at the Gulf of Mexico and runs northeast through Charlotte Harbor and up the Peace River until it intersects with S.R. 70. The line then follows S.R. 70, running east until it meets U.S. 441 north of Lake Okeechobee. It then follows U.S. 441 south, where it proceeds around the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee. The line then turns off U.S. 441 and onto S.R. 80 and runs just a few miles before turning east and following County Road 880, running just a few miles before joining back up with U.S. 98/441/S.R. 80/Southern Boulevard until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean. This new line separating hunting zones A and C affects only the fall hunting seasons. Spring turkey season dates remain unaffected and will continue as they have been. In other words, spring turkey season south of S.R. 70 will continue to open the “ rst Saturday in March, while north of S.R. 70 in the rest of the state, the season will continue to open the third Saturday of March. The daily bag limit for turkeys during the spring and fall hunting seasons has been increased to two on private lands. However, you may still take only one turkey per day on wildlife management areas, and in Holmes County, the daily and season limits remain one turkey during the spring, with no fall season. In the rest of the state, the fall and spring season bag limits have not changed and are still two. If you hunt in the Panhandle in Zone D, that zone has now been divided into two deer management units (DMUs), each with its own unique set of antler regulations and antlerless deer harvest days. This new change is part of a larger, statewide project aimed at managing deer on a more local level and providing hunters, landowners and other stakeholders a greater say in deer management. The FWC conducted a public outreach and input process in northwest Florida during the “ rst quarter of 2013. During that period, the commission received input and comments from hunters, farmers and the general public regarding how they would like to see deer managed in the newly proposed DMUs. A technical assistance group made up of deer enthusiasts was then formed, and this team developed goals and objectives for the two DMUs. As a result of this outreach process and ideas provided by the group, the FWC passed rules for both public and private lands in both of the newly created DMUs in Zone D, with Interstate 10 being the dividing line between the two DMUs. North of I-10 is DMU-D2, and south of I-10 is DMU-D1. The new regulations require that bucks harvested north of I-10 in DMU-D2 must have antlers with at least 3 points (each point having to be at least 1 inch long) on one side OR have an antler with a main beam length of at least 10 inches. South of I-10 in DMU-D1, the minimum antler requirement is now two points (each point having to be at least 1 inch long) on one side. The antler regulations in each DMU are intended to protect most 1.5-year-old bucks from being shot, while allowing the harvest of most 2.5-year-old and older bucks. Since antler development is different within the units, different antler regulations were needed to accomplish this goal. However, youth (15 years old and younger) are exempt from these new antler requirements in both DMUs, and they may continue to harvest bucks that have an antler that is at least 5 inches long. This was important to hunters who indicated they wanted to encourage youth to hunt. These new antler regulations and youth exemption apply to both private lands and wildlife management areas within Zone D. There are also changes to the antlerless deer season (doe daysŽ) on private lands within Zone D. In DMU-D2 (north of I-10), antlerless deer season is now eight days distributed across four weekends. These weekends are the Saturday-Sunday after Thanksgiving, the “ rst weekend of muzzleloading gun season, the third weekend of general gun season and the weekend after Christmas. In DMU-D1 (south of I-10), the antlerless season is now four days consisting of two popular holiday weekends „ the weekend after Thanksgiving and the one after Christmas. The purpose of modifying the antlerless deer season is to spread out the hunting opportunity, so that more hunters could participate without reducing deer populations. There are differences in the current deer density between the two DMUs, and that is wh y there are fewer days to take antlerless deer south of I-10. These changes will be monitored to measure any impacts they may have on the deer harvest and hunter satisfaction within each DMU. Expect changes for hunting zones this fall


Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News 12 Okeechobee News August 3, 2014 By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News € North Park Tire Center 200 W.N. Park St., has been your hometown tire center for over 40 years. It was once a gas station, then converted into the tire shop you know today. They offer a variety of services such as tire repair, mount, balance and rotation. They carry many different brands and types of new and used tires. They also have custom rims to make your ride stand out. They have great customer service. David will be happy to help you with whatever your needs are. Give them a call at 863-763-7750 and make sure you tell them that Tammi sent you! € S & S Wireless 3182 U.S. 441 S.E., has opened its newest store to better serve Okeechobee. They are a no-contract cellphone provider with many different cellphones and companies from which you can choose. Did you know you can pay your light and cable bills there as well? Eddy Rivero is the store manager and is happy to answer any questions you may have. Be sure to stop by and check them out for all your cellphone needs. They can be contacted at 863-623-4225. € Brown Cow Sweetery 103 S.W. Park St., is Okeechobees own chocolate factory. They offer so much more than just fresh made chocolate. They also have sandw iches, soups, coffees and ice cream. It is a great place to go and have lunch. If you are meeting with an old friend, you can catch up over some of their great coffee. If you are having a bad day and need a great pick me up, I recommend the Brown Cow Sweetery. They have everything including a great smile to share with you. On these hot summer days its the best place to go and grab some ice cream! They can be contacted at 863-357-3357. € Have you claimed your free business listing on our new online business directory, Biz Search ? The listing is free and claimingŽ it allows you to make changes and use it to market your business. There are upgraded listings available for a fee that allow you to upload photos, blogs, coupons and even videoes. To “ nd out more, email ” oridabizsearch@newszap.com, or to claim your listing click on the Biz Search tab on the Okeechobee homepage at ” orida.newszap. com.Ice Cream Sandwich CakeIngredients : 24 vanilla ice cream sandwiches unwrapped, 2 (8 ounce) containers whipped topping (such as Cool Whip) thawed, 1 (12 ounce) jar hot fudge ice cream topping warmed, 1 (12 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping and 1/4 cup chopped pecans, or to taste. Directions : 1. Arrange a layer of ice cream sandwiches in the bottom of a 9x13-inch dish; top with a layer of whipped topping, hot fudge topping, and caramel topping. Repeat layering with remaining ice cream sandwiches, whipped topping, hot fudge topping, and caramel topping, ending with a top layer of whipped topping. Sprinkle with pecans. Cover dish with aluminum foil and freeze until set, at least 30 minutes. Special to the Okeechobee NewsCelebrating July birthdaysDiana Stark and the center, celebrates the July birthdays on Wednesday, July 23, with a few of the seniors at the Senior Center. Thank you Humana for remembering the seniors every month! Fire“ ghters collect suppliesOkeechobee Fire“ ghters Union Local 2918 will collect back-to-school supplies at Okeechobee Walmart Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8, 9 and 10 All supplies will be given to My Aunts House (501c3) for distribution to local foster and needy children. Please donate! For information call Matt Vinson 863-6971205.


Special to the Okeechobee News Be a Hero!Ž by getting decals that help w ith the research, rescue, rehabilitation and management of Floridas endangered manatees and sea turtles. People can receive a Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manatee or sea turtle decal, and show their support for saving these iconic Florida species, with a donation of $5. Rescues of manatees and sea turtles that are injured, ill or otherwise in distress are one of the many FWC conservation activities supported by decal donations. The new editions of the decals are originally designed works of art, and available now at local tax collectors of“ ces across the state and at MyFWC.com. People who voluntarily donate $5 for a manatee or sea turtle decal increase the chances that these species will remain in Florida for many years,Ž said Carol Knox, the FWCs imperiled species section leader. You can be a hero and show support for manatees and sea turtles by placing decals on your car, boat or truck, and on things your kids use a lot like their computers, backpacks or bikes.Ž This years edition of the manatee decal provides information on the back side of the decal about how and where to report injured or distressed manatees. Besides calling the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline, 888-404-3922 (FWCC), people can dial #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone or text Tip@MyFWC.com and report the location of the animal, its signs of injury or distress, the nearest boat ramp and contact information. Often an ordinary citizen reporting an injured or ill manatee or sea turtle leads to the FWC being able to rescue the animal. The new sea turtle decal features a leatherback sea turtle hatchling and the jelly“ sh it likes to eat. Leatherbacks, which average 6 feet in length and 500-1,500 pounds, dive deeper, travel farther and tolerate colder waters more than other sea turtles. The decal serves as a reminder of important tips on how people can help sea turtles survive, which are on the decal backing: € Keep nesting beaches dark and free of unnecessary arti“ cial light by turning off lights or keeping them low or shielded. € Remove chairs, boats, canopies and other objects from beaches at night, because they can become obstacles for nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings. € Fill in deep holes on the beach each day, as these can trap nesting females and hatchlings. € Anchor boats in appropriate locations, avoiding reef and seagrass habitat. € Properly discard “ shing line that can entangle sea turtles and other wildlife. Floridians can donate the $5 to receive a decal when registering a vehicle or vessel, or when renewing a registration through the mail, online or in person at county tax collectors of“ ces across the state. Help rescue manatees, sea turtles by buying FWC decals Margaret Rucks Hamric is celebrating her 92nd birthday on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church. Her family is hosting a luncheon from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Margaret's many friends in the commu nity are invited to join us for this special day. Please RSVP by calling Jeanne at 863.763.5383 MARGARET RUCKS HAMRIC BIRTHDAY florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! Choose how you want your news publishedPut yourself in print! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 3, 2014 Our pioneering spirit continuesSpecial to the Okeechobee The City of Okeechobee Centennial Committee met July 28 with a full agenda to continue planning for the upcoming year. A procedure was announced by Budget Liaison John Williams, for funding and budgeting requests. Social Media Liaison, Justin Domer, reported that our social media sites w ere not only catching on but thriving and more interest is expected when events begin. The committee wants to ensure that all cultures are represented during our upcoming Centennial year. The Cultural Liaison J eanne En“ nger is asking that people from different cultures and ethnicities contact the city to form a committee where all backgrounds have a voice. If you are interested in participating, please notify the City of Okeechobee contact information listed on this release. The time line that will be the driving force of this upcoming year has progressed and w ill bring the history of our city to an audience of past, present and future citizens. Our Historic Time-Line Liaison Magi Cable continues to work diligently on this project. Media Liaison, Sharie Turgeon, talked about the positive comments that had been expressed about the press releases and the helpful assistance and input of Katrina Elsken, Publisher/Editor of the Okeechobee News. When discussing the centennial year of the City of Okeechobee the committee v oted and agreed to a slogan that will be a theme throughout next year that represents a proud city; Our pioneering spirit continues.Ž The committee hopes to see that this slogan and the mission statement will be the foundation for which organizations, groups and businesses adopt when planning for 2015. Please notify the city clerks of“ ce with event information so we may include this on our community calendar. The committee has discussed at length sponsorship opportunities and fundraising events. Once a schedule of events has been decided we will be able to continue these discussions with a true goal in mind. The City of Okeechobee Centennial Committee is looking for a dynamic logo to be the icon of the celebration. Dont miss the opportunity for your logo to become a part of Okeechobees history and future. All levels of artists are encouraged to create a twodimensional work of art, or present ideas, to serve as the centennial logo. All submissions must be at the city clerks of“ ce at 55 S.E. Third Ave. by 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 19. No late entries, facsimile, or emailed entries will be accepted. The city reserves the right to reject any or all submittals. Entries and associated materials will not be returned, whether accepted or rejected. At the Aug. 25 meeting all submissions will be reviewed with a “ nal recommendation for approval by the city council. The Centennial Committee welcomes community input and participation. Input is welcomed at the meetings that are currently scheduled to run on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, until further notice; these meetings will be recorded in the public notice section of the newspaper. Community participation would also be welcomed in working with committee members to plan, coordinate and run events, contests and/or programs associated with this remarkable milestone in our citys history. Community involvement will be of the utmost importance in ensuring that all the diversity and rich history of Okeechobee are represented. Be a part of Okeechobees history and future; celebrate with the City of Okeechobees Centennial Committee. For more information visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/OkeechobeeCentennial, the city web site www. cityofokeechobee.com, Twitter Celebrate Okeechobee @Okeechobee100 or contact the of“ ce of the clerk at 863-763-3372 ext. 215 or mjahner@cityofokeechobee.com. City Centennial Committee News


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CITY OF OKEECHOBEE Accepting Applications Until 4:30 p.m., August 6, 2014 FOR A PART-TIME SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDwww.cityofokeechobee.com See website for Application & Job Description or in person at City Hall, City Clerks Of ce, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Rm 100, Okeechobee, Fl 34974, 863-763-3372 ext. 215. Successful candidates are required to pass a pre-employment substance screening/physical. EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP AuctionsPublic Auction Aug 23, 2014 9:00 am Immokalee FL (10778 CR 846 Clewiston 7 mi form Immokalee) Tractors, Construction Eq, Farm Eq., and MUCH MORE Consignments Welcome 800-985-5699Terry DeMott Auctioneer FL #AU1833-AB1285 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. AuctionsPublic Auction Aug 9, 2014 9:00 am Okeechobee FL (Okeechobee County Cattlemans’ Association Arena) Tractors, Construction Eq, Farm Eq, and MUCH MORE. Consignments Welcome 800-985-5699Terry DeMott Auctioneer FL#AU1833-AB1285 Lost Lost 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 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 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Employment Full Time Seminole Tribe of Florida HVAC Technician Skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment for the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Housing Department. Must be able to work independently using hand tools, power tools and various precision measuring and testing instruments. HS Diploma/GED is required. A minimum of ve (5) years of HVAC experience is preferred. Apply today! www.seminoletribe.com MAGNOLIA PACKING INC, a fresh vegetable packing house, is looking for a PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR with three (plus) years produce experience. Must be bi-lingual and be willing to work long hours during the season. Email your resume to royboy01@bellsouth.net CLASS 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. Staff Accountant Position Requires experience with QuickBooks, Excel and Word. Pay commensurate with experience. Send resume to okeeresume2014 @hotmail.com Employment Full TimeHELP WANTED A. Duda & Sons, Inc., is currently looking for Experienced Mechanics as well as General Labor for our Cattle Department (experience preferred). You can apply in person at 12000 S. SR 29, Felda, Florida or online by sending your resume to hrlb@duda.com. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Employment Full Time Drivers Dump & Service Truck J.W. Cheatham, LLC has a local job starting soon and will be taking applcations for the following driving positions: Dump Truck Driver Requires Class B CDL, Medical Card, Acceptable MVR. Must have experience transporting aggregates and performing paving operations. Equipment Service/Fuel Truck Driver Requires Class B CDL, Hazmat Endorsement, Medical Card, Acceptable MVR. Must have experience fueling and servicing heavy construction equipment. Apply in person or call 561-471-4100 ext 239 J.W. Cheatham, LLC 7396 Westport Place West Palm Beach 33413 Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Drug Free, EEO, E-Verify DRIVERS New equipment, Great bene ts, Safety bonus plans! Dedicated Flatbed with PODS (No tarps or chains & make your own appts.) and Van with Georgia Paci c. CDL-A/2 yrs TT exp. req. Call 855-205-6361. DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time Equipment Operators & Laborers J.W. Cheatham, LLC has a local job starting soon and will be taking applications for all positions: Accepting Applications for: •Asphalt Crew • Paver, Screed, Roller, Rake Road Crew • Grader, Loader, Roller Laborers • General Labor and Flaggers Apply in person or call 561-471-4100 ext 239 J.W. Cheatham, LLC 7396 Westport Place West Palm Beach 33413 Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Drug Free, EEO, E-Verify Employment Part Time Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Employment Medical Home Health Care Lighthouse Home Health Agency, LLC. Home Health Nurses Wanted! LPN’s 12 hour shifts. Okeechobee, FL! Please fax your resume to 772-226-7931. 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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. Employment AgenciesBusy Lawn Service. Seeking Reliable, Self-Motivated Individuals. Valid Florida Drivers License Required. Drug Free Work Place!! Serious Inquiries’ Only! Contact @ cleancutgrass863@yahoo.co m or fax resume to 863-763-1602. Real Estate ServicesCommercial bay. High visibility downtown. Perfect small engine or motorcycle repair. Call for details. (863)763-4414 Commercial bay. Perfect for lawn co. Possible trade off services. Call for details. (863)532-0099 Antiques*ANTIQUES* CO-OP ANTIQUES50% OFF THROUGH AUGUST 16TH 1214 SW 2ND AVE (BEHIND DAIRY QUEEN) TUES-SAT 10-4, 634-1552 OR 532-9138 MiscellaneousCORRUGATED METAL HURRICANE PANELS 8 SECTIONS 80” 1 BY 14 1/4 W.,24 SECTIONS 68” 1 BY 14 1/4 W. $400.00/FIRM. CALL 863-763-6788 ASK FOR JOE TOW DOLLY W/SURGE BRAKE AND SPARE TIRE $650.00, BIANCHI FOLDING BICYCLE $65.00 863-467-9413 Farm MiscellaneousNEW rolls of 8’ deer/game fence. (38) Cheap. Call 863-634-7552. ApartmentsEFFICIENCY 1BR furnished, for 1 person, Includes Utilities & Direct TV w/all movie channels $500 per mo. 1yr lease & sec. dep. Available immediately Call 863-634-8885. Condos/Townhouses Rent2BD/2BA CONDO AT OAK LAKE VILLAS. COMPLETELY RENOVATED, TILE THROUGHOUT, NEW KITCHEN APPLIANCES. SPACIOUS & CLEAN! NON-SMOKING, NO PETS. $800 A MONTH (772)263-6996 Houses Rent3/1 UNFURNISHED WASHER DRYER DISHWASHER TILE FLOORS THRU OUT COMMUNITY POOL/TENNIS COURT 1ST & DEPOSIT. ALSO, 2/1 FURNISHED ON WATER. CALL 863-467-4371. 3BD/1BA ON 1 ACRE IN DIXIE RANCH ACRES. 1ST, LAST & SECURITY $850.00 MONTHLY. NO PETS CALL 863-634-2820 ADORABLE: In Town, Okeechobee, 2BR, 1BA, W/D Hook up, Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Sm pet okay. $800 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. References required. (941)504-3954 HOUSE FOR RENT: 3/2 CBS, GARAGE, ON WATER. $1,100.00/MO. CALL 863-634-6386 OR 863-634-7592 Houses RentLarge, clean, 4bd, 2 story home, 2800sq.ft. under air (built in 2006) 2bath + on suite, double car garage, screened porch, large fenced yard, new appliances, large kitchen. $1250/mo + sec. depCall: (863)467-9250 or (519)746-4844 or dhmcara@hotmail.com OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 2BA, CBS house, all tile, fenced yard, 1 small pet ok (No Pit Bull’s) $800 mo. + 1st, last & sec. dep. Refs. needed. Call 561-596-1344 Office Space RentCORNER OFFICE 2,500 SQ FT, WATER-SEWERDUMPSTER INCLUDED, 1 MONTH FREE RENT, CALL 634-7994 FOR DETAILS. SMALL OFFICE FRONT FOR RENT, WATERSEWER-ELECTRIC INCLUDED, 1 MONTH FREE RENT. CALL 634-7994 FOR DETAILS. Real EstateWantedWILL PAY CASH FOR 5 OR 10 ACRE TRACTS OF LAND, MUST BE ZONED FOR MOBILE HOME. MUST BE A BARGAIN CALL 863-763-6358 Mobile Home Rent2BD/1.5BA, CENTRAL AIR, NICE PARK, ALL UTILITIES EXCEPT ELECTRIC $450.00/MO. CALL 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 FORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond creek, 2BR, 2BA Trailer, $1,600 down 1st, last + deposit. $650 monthly (772) 464-9226 OKEECHOBEEBEAUTIFULLY DECORATED, FULLY FURNISHED 1BD AND 2BD AVAILABLE IN SMALL ADULT, SMALL DOG OK. CALL 239-246-6301 OR 863-517-5111 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Mobile Home RentOKEECHOBEE-NICE CLEAN 1BD/1BA FULLY FURNISHED, SMALL DOG OK, NO CATS, STARTING AT $400/MO. SECURITY REQUIRED 239-246-6301 OR 863-517-5111 Mobile HomeSalePalm Harbor Homes 3 retirement models MUST go... Save over $26K, homes from the low 60’s, this week only. plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol Boats1999 BASS TRACKER MARINE PROTEAM 185. 90HP, MOTOR TILT TRIM STAINLESS STEEL 3 BLADE PROPELLER, BATTERY CHARGER, FISH FINDER, BAIT TANK, TROLLING MOTOR AND BOAT COVER. 20’ TRAILER HAS NEW TIRES. ASKING $4,000. GOOD CONDITION READY FOR FISHING. CALL 863-357-3655 JOHN BOAT, 14 Ft. w/trailer. Honda 9.9, 4 stroke engine with only 40 hours. Excellent condition. $2350. 561-248-0888 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 Parts/RepairsPeragon Aluminum Folding Bed Cover Locking cover ts 2007-2014 Tundra. Cost $699 new, sell for $325. Call Bill (863)634-4194 or (863)467-0169 Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Public NoticeNOTICE OF MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014 AT 9:00 A.M. AT 17429 NW 242 ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (FIELD OFFICE). A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PRECEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICE BY CALLING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. THE PROPOSED 2014-2015 BUDGET WILL BE PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED. DOROTHY M. MILES CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863) 763-4601 OR (863) 447-1015 466576 ON 8/3/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 14-004-SE, submitted by property owner Ms. Peggy M. Ociepka, to allow mechanical and repair services within a Heavy Commercial (CHV) Zoning District, Ref. Code Book Section 90-283(7). The proposed use is for auto repairs. Property is located at 1127 SW Park Street, Legal: Lots 9, 10, 12, 13 and the West 100 feet of Lot 11 and the South 100 feet of Lot 7 of Block 3, Southwest Addition of Okeechobee, Plat Book 2, Page 7 Okeechobee County public records, and is approximately 0.84 acres. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as dened by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the General Services Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 14-004-SE 466587 ON 8/3,13/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 14-003-SE, submitted by property owner Ms. Peggy M. Ociepka, to allow wholesale, warehouse not including bulk storage of ammable liquids within a Heavy Commercial (CHV) Zoning District, Ref. Code Book Section 90-283(3). The proposed use is for wholesale warehouse tire sales. Property is located at 1127 SW Park Street, Legal: Lots 9, 10, 12, 13 and the West 100 feet of Lot 11 and the South 100 feet of Lot 7 of Block 3, Southwest Addition of Okeechobee, Plat Book 2, Page 7 Okeechobee County public records, and is approximately 0.84 acres. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as dened by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the General Services Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 14-003-SE 466586 ON 8/3,13/2014 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Public Notice Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 14-005-SE, submitted by Ms. Tammie Henderson, d/b/a Lil School Beneath the Pines, on behalf of property owner CSW 13, LLC, to allow a daycare within a Commercial Professional and Of ce (CPO) Zoning District, Ref. Code Book Section 90-223(1). The proposed use is for a daycare facility. The applicant is a co-purchaser on a pending real estate contract. Property is located at 1811 SW 2nd Avenue, Legal: Lot 7 and the North one-half of Lot 8 of Block 40, and Lots 11 and 12 of Block 35, First Addition to South Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 17 Okeechobee County public records, and is approximately 0.569 acres. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as dened by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the General Services Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 14-005-SE 466585 ON 8/3,13/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 14000165CAAXMX REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC., Plaintiff, VS. JOHN R. COOK, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF URSULA E. HOWES, DECEASED. et. al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: DEBBIE LYNN HOWES whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, 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 Defendants, 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: THE WEST TWELVE (12) FEET OF LOT 5, AND ALL OF LOT 6, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 59A, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1975 EATON DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME CONTAINING VIN #’S 13000898A AND 13000898B 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 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 Okeechobee County, Florida, this 22nd day of July, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Linda F. Young DEPUTY CLERK 466486 ON 7/27;8/3/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 14-002-SE, submitted by Mr. Muhammad Nooruddin, Manager, on behalf of property owner, A.M.S.A. Holdings, LLC, and EAAAS Holdings, LLC, to allow two Group Homes within a Light Commercial (CLT) Zoning District, Ref. Code Book Section 90-253(16). The proposed use is for one Group Home to be operated as an Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Detoxi cation Facility, and the second one to be operated as a Short-Term Residential, Physical, Occupational Rehabilitation and Therapy Center, in addition to the existing Assisted Living Facility use, with only one of the three uses occupying the site at a time. Property is located at 608 NE 2nd Avenue, Legal: Lots 3 to 6 of Block 78, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5 Okeechobee County public records, and is approximately 0.642 acres. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as dened by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the General Services Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records. by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 14-002-SE 466588 ON 8/3,13/2014 Public Notice Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 16 Okeechobee News August 3, 2014


The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week. ASSAULT € 8000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 1700 block of U.S. 441 N. BURGLARY € 2100 block of S.E. 27th St. € 2600 block of N.E. 103rd Ave. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF € 4600 block of N.W. 11th Drive € 4200 block of U.S. 441 S. € 5200 block of N.W. 24th St. FRAUD € 1800 block of N.W. Seventh Ave. € 1500 block of U.S. 441 S. THEFT € 6400 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 9000 block of S.E. 62nd Drive € 3400 block of U.S. 441 S.E. € 22000 block of N.W. 264th St. € 4200 block of U.S. 441 S. € 3100 block of U.S. 441 S. € 400 block of U.S. 98 N. € 1700 block of S.W. Second Way € 2000 block of S.E. 25th Drive € 2200 block of U.S. 98 N. € 2700 block of N.W. 53rd Terrace OCSO Investigations Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number: 14000 105CPAXMX In Re The Estate Of: MARCIA BASS McGOWAN a/k/a MARCIA B. McGOWAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARCIA BASS McGOWAN a/k/a MARCIA B. McGOWAN, deceased, whose date of death was on or about November 15, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER T HE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must le their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN T HE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is July 27, 2014. Personal Representative: THOMAS F. McGOWAN, III 16205 Highway 98 North Okeechobee, Florida 34972 A ttorney for Personal Representative: FRANK H. FEE, III Florida Bar No. 118380 FEE, DeROSS & FEE, P.L. 426 Avenue A Fort Pierce, Florida 34950 T elephone: (772) 461-5020 Florida Bar No. 118380 Primary Email: ffee@feederossfee.com Secondary E-mail: cmoore@feederossfee.com 466489 ON 7/27;8/3/2014 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF PERSONAL ITEMS: Notice is hereby given that Awesome Self Storage, in accordance with Florida Statues Self Storage Facility Act, Sections 83-801 through 83-809, will dispose of the contents of the following storage unit D408 belonging to Martin French and unit E612 belonging to Mark and Lisa Betscher, on August 12, 2014. Contentshousehold goods. Disposal will take place on that date at the Okeechobee County Land ll. Awesome Self Storage 6489 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 863-357-2403 466485 ON 7/27;8/3/2014 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit; BIG LAKE LAWN SERVICE under which we expect to engage in business at: 2793 SE 18th TERRACE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974, in the City of Okeechobee, County of Okeechobee, Florida that the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: RICHARD C DOSS, 2793 SE 18TH TERRACE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this the 1st Day of August, 2014. RICHARD C DOSS 466592 ON 08/03/2014 17 Okeechobee News A ugust 3, 2014ACROSS 1 Islands north of Cuba 8 Earl Grey pouches 15 Fruit thats a source of cosmetic oil 16 Hay fever drug brand 17 Beiruts country 18 Chicago mayor Rahm 19 Belt holder 20 Luftwaffe foes of WWII 22 Red Cross training course 23 LPGA star __ Pak 24 Veep before LBJ 25 Plot surprises 29 Sushi topper 31 Snack on the trail 35 Aptly named laundry soap 36 Roman goddess of agriculture 38 Letter after pi 39 Answering to 40 Birminghams st. 41 2007 Heisman Trophy winner 43 Half of CDII 44 It may be precious 46 Zinc __ 47 Capsize, with overŽ 49 Harry Potter pal 50 GM security system 51 Therapists org. 53 Munich article 55 Takes place 58 Home of Absolut Vodka: Abbr. 59 Like leŽ in Fr. 63 Talk openly about, as ones feelings 65 Emphatic denial 67 Existing independent of experience, in logic 68 Type of oil 69 Visa penalty 70 Hmm ...Ž DOWN 1 *Rocking good time 2 Small Chevy model 3 Handbag brand with a bindletoting icon 4 Put __ on: limit 5 *Holy smokes!Ž 6 Is crazy about 7 Echolocation device 8 __ kwon do 9 Shade provider 10 *Frighten 11 Actress Annette 12 Mexican water 13 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Maddux 14 *Cyber Monday event 21 No parking areas, four of which are formed, in a way, by the answers to the starred clues 23 *Attack forcefully 25 *Delivery vehicle 26 React to a shot 27 Typical Sundance film 28 Madison-toNashville dir. 30 Like much lore 32 Once around 33 70s sitcom spinoff 34 *Authority 36 The CensorŽ of Rome37 *Gem 42 Straits All My __ Live in TexasŽ 45 Sign of a changed sheet 48 HouseŽ star Hugh 50 Tots bodysuit 52 *Smoking gun, e.g. 54 Consider it doneŽ 55 *Down Under gem 56 Nightclub in a Manilow song 57 Far from chatty 59 Fail to notice 60 Cool drinks at kids stands 61 Old-time dagger 62 *Secret to crack 64 Get even with? 66 *Picnic invader By C.C. Burnikel (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC05/28/1405/28/14ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewisxwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Special to the Okeechobee News Child abuse and domestic violence go hand in hand. Now Marthas House and DCF Child Protective Investigations team will go together as well. The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence has extended an initiative to Okeechobee County that places a specially trained advocate to help bridge the gap between child welfare and domestic violence services. The ultimate goal of the project is to enhance family safety. Marthas House will be working closely not only with DCF, but with Devereaux Community Based Care, law rnforcement and other agencies working for the safety of children and families. The advocate will work closely with dependency case managers and child protective investigators to provide consultation and assistance on domestic violence cases. If you are interested in joining Marthas House team in this advocacy role, have a minimum of an AA degree or two years victim advocacy experience, and would like to “ nd out details of this exciting opportunity, e-mail your resume to apply@marthashouse. org. Child abuse advocate sought to work with Marthas House


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