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EECHOBEE NEWS


Sunday, April 26, 2009


75 Plus tax


Deputies earn awards
... Page 10

OHS track
team is
ready for
regionals
... Page 20

Okeechobee's Most
Wanted ... Page 3

Index
Classifieds ................ ..... 18, 19
Community Events.......................... 14
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4,5
Speak Out 4
Sports ....... ...... ............. 17, 20
W eather..... .... ...... ............. 16

Lake Levels

11.44 feet
Last Year: 10.42 feet

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1759 S. Parrott Ave.
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Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth given
in feet above sea level
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Sheriff urges boaters to use caution


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
As Lake Okeechobee's level
continues to drop, the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) asks boaters to take some
simple steps to avoid dangerous
situations.
One such situation arose last
weekend when a boater left the
Kissimmee River and headed to
ward Taylor Creek. Some time
later the boater knew he was in


trouble when he found himself
stranded on rocks south of Paho
kee.
Sheriff Paul May and the OCSO
Marine Unit knows that with lower
water levels come increased situa-
tions where boaters inadvertently
run aground.
"If you are not sure about the
lake levels and the locations of
areas in which you might run
aground, visit one of the commu-
nity's many guide services, ma-


rinas or local marine sales busi-
nesses before going out," offered
Sheriff May. "If you have not oper-
ated your boat in the lake during
the last several months you should
carefully check the boat, trailer,
emergency equipment and sup-
plies before you leave."
The OCSO Marine Unit suggests
that boaters make sure their navi-
gation lights are working properly.
See BOATS Page 2


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Lake Okeechobee's water
level is dropping, so boaters
should take extra care.


Program to help endangered snail kites

SFWMD conducts Lake Kissimmee. The day before
the release scientists used a spe-
apple snail tag and ..... I
release experiment Under the supervision of Dave \
Unsell, Lake Okeechobee dis
By Pete Gawda trict director, biologists Rachael
Okeechobee News Pierce and Karen Donnely wad-
Scientists with South Florida ed in the shallow water releasing
Water Management District took the snails. They used a GPS de-
a step toward restoring the bal- vice to record the exact position
ance of nature on Thursday, April of the release of each batch of
23 when they released 1,600 ap- numbered snails. *
Mr M nusll said that ths mor-


pie snails into tagyle Day.
Apple snails are an important
food source for endangered snail
kites, baby alligators and
other wildlife. The hur-J
canes of 2004 and 2005
followed by drought
greatly reduced the
apple snail -
population on
the lake. Water
managers are
hoping that the introduc-
tion of apple snails into the shal
low water will cause the return of
the snail kite.
The snails were hatched and
raised to maturity at Harbor
Branch Oceanographic Institute
from eggs collected last year in


tality rate of young snails is very
high. By releasing adult snails he
hopes ghat the will be able
o repopulate faster.
Researchers will
Return to the re-
lease site every
two or three days
to collect data. In
about a month
they expect to
have significant in-
formation on survival rates. They
will also study growth and migra-
tion of the snails.
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BOATS
Continued From Page 1
Also, boaters should make sure there are
signaling devices, spotlights with spare bat-
teries or flares on board before venturing
onto the big lake at night.
Operating a boat at night without work-
ing navigation lights is not only dangerous,
it's illegal.
Another tip, if you have not used your
boat in a few months charge the battery
over night.
Next, never go out on the water with a
fuel mix that has been in the tank for over
three or four months. Always start with a full
tank of fuel and oil.
"We have responded to disabled boaters
lately who have run out of gas," said OCSO
Major Noel Stephen.
A modern device to have on board that
could mean a quick rescue is a cell phone.
"In this day and age, having a cell phone is
like having an insurance policy," said Sheriff
May. "If you are disabled or lost, a cell phone
,ill gi-, law enforcement marine units the
.* *.1* ,,to safely and quickly locate you
and your boat."
Along with a cell phone, it's also a good
idea to carry a plug-in 12-volt phone charger
or a spare phone battery.
Some other inexpensive but handy items
to carry on board include: a battery operat-
ed strobe light; a laminated and current map
of the lake; a jacket or rain gear; a weather
radio; and, food and water.
"One of the most important things for
every boater to do is at least tell friends and
neighbors that they are going out," said the
sheriff. "Let someone in your family, a neigh-
bor or friend know where you are going to
launch, the general area you will be in and
when you intend to return. Then, when you
return, make sure you let them know you
are back."
If you should become disabled, the first
thing to do is anchor your boat to keep it
from drifting. Use anchors with vanes or
metal wedges that will 'grab' the bottom,
and have at least 60 to 80 feet of anchor line
well secured to the anchor.
Next, turn off all electronics such as depth
gauges, fish finders and radios. However, if
it is dark leave on the navigation lights. Then
begin checking simple things like the fuel
line and battery cables to make sure they
haven't come loose.
Before you call for help try to deter-


mine where you are-a GPS or cell phone
equipped with a GPS would come in handy
here. But, if you don't have a GPS use your
map to give rescuers an idea of where you
are.
As in at least one case last weekend, a
stranded boater was trying to tell rescuers
from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva
tion Commission (FWC) where he was by
using his cell phone. However, he was over
25 miles from where he thought he was.
"We talked to the guy on the cell phone
and he said he went out the river toward
Taylor Creek," said FWC Officer David Burn-
sed. "We put our airboat in and told him to
shoot up a flare. He shot up a flare but we
couldn't see it.
"I knew then he was nowhere nearwhere
he thought he was," the officer added.
As it turned out, the missing boater and
a friend were found over a mile south of the
Pahokee Marina.
"He had run onto some rocks at about 30
mph," said Officer Burnsed.
The officer said someone notified the
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office that
flares were being shot on the lake. They sent
out their helicopter along with a Palm Beach
County Fire/Rescue unit. The helicopter saw
another flare being shot and gave the FWC
officer the coordinates.
"He was a long way from where he
thought he was," said Officer Burnsed.
While you're waiting to be found keep
checking your anchor line, drink water and
stay dry. If you are disabled at night it could
take four to six hours to find you. For that
reason, leave your cell phone on but don't
make any additional calls.
Also, have flares available and, if you
have a strobe light, turn it on and attach it to
the highest point on your boat.
Remember, the OCSO Marine Unit will
respond to disabled and missing boaters
provided they are in Okeechobee County,
and if the weather and conditions allow
them to do so.
The sheriff's office will not tow boats un
less they are located in a navigable water
way or present a danger to other boats.
"The OCSO Marine Unit can perform
a courtesy safety equipment inspection of
boats and trailers if a boat owner comes to
the marine facility at Okee-Tantie," said Sher-
iff May. "We do recommend that boat own-
ers call 863-357-1600 to set up a convenient
time to make sure our personnel are avail-
able. Boaters may also contact the marine
unit for information about required safety
equipment and safe boating courses."


Reintroducing

apple snails
Apple snails were reintro-
duced to Lake Okeecho-
bee on Thursday, April 23.
South Florida Water Man-
agement District officials
released 1,600 apple snails
into the lake area at Eagle
Bay to provide food for the
endangered snail kite and
other wildlife. Scientists
numbered their shells so
they can track the snails.


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Arrest Report

The following persons were arrested on into a county detention facility. He was also
felony or DUI charges by the Okeechobee arrested on a misdemeanor charge of pos
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), Okeecho session of drug paraphernalia. His bond was
bee City Police Department (OCPD), Florida set at $8,000.
Highway Patrol (FHP) or the Florida Wildlife Dawn Michelle Willis, 30, N.E. 304th
Conservation Commission (FWC). St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 22 by
Melissa Robin Behar, 42, S.E. 60th Deputy Adrian Rogers on a charge of driving
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by Deputy Sgt. J. Royal on an Okeechobee offender. Her bond was set at $2,500. Willis
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Mac L. Jonassaint on charges of violation of that charge. She was then arrested by Cpl.
probation -sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet Majere on another Okeechobee County
of a school, violation of probation -resist warrant charging her with failure to appear
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violation of probation -grand theft-motor ve appear -driving while license suspended.
hide, violation of probation grand theft and She is being held without bond on those
violation of probation -depositing a check charges.
with intent to defraud. He is being held with Shawn Thomas Eckenwiler, 26, S.E.
out bond. 21st Court, Okeechobee, was arrested
Randy Devon Burney, 47, S. Parrott April 22 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an
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misdemeanors of failure to appear -posses
sion of drug paraphernalia and failure to ap
pear -driving while license suspended with
knowledge. He is being held without bond.
Willie James Jones, 27, Vandergriff
Court, Pahokee, was arrested April 23 by
Deputy Brian Cross on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to sell and the
sale or delivery of cocaine. His bond was set
at $30,000.
Sandra Elaine Phillips, 29, N.E. 120th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 23 by
Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on a DOC warrant
charging her with violation of probation -
possession of hydrocodone, violation of pro-
bation possession of oxycodone, violation
of probation possession of diazepam and
violation of probation possession of drug
paraphernalia. She is being held without
bond.
Antonio Garcia-Ruiz, 40, N.W. 46th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 23 by
Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on a governor's fu-
gitive warrant out of New York. He is being
held without bond.
Bernice Lynn Gabor, 34, S.E. 34th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 23 by Depu-
ty Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging her with possession of
oxycodone. Her bond was set at $2,500.
This column lists arrests, not convictions,
unless otherwise stated. Anyone who is list
ed here and who is later found not guilty
or has the charges against them dropped, is
welcome to inform the newspaper. We will
confirm the information and print it.


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Okeechobee's Most Wanted top
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topics. What follows is a sampling of
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ing place. Thanks for participating!

School funding
Anytime you play around with ad va-
lorem taxes, which involves homestead
exemptions/property taxes, it impacts all
community services from education to law
enforcement. You reduce those taxes and
there's less funding to support the services.
To compound matters all the foreclosures
means no one is living in these homes and
therefore no one is paying the ad valorem
taxes. It's a sad situation right now. One of
the reasons you see the school system in Jef-
ferson County going bankrupt, the change
in homestead exemption and foreclosures.
I thought the change in the home-
stead exemption and hence the reduction
in property taxes did not apply to school
taxes.
I looked at my taxes and in 2006 I paid
$1083.64 to school tax and in 2008 I paid
$1136.31. Where is the reduction in school
money? I don't have any kids in the school
system but I'm supporting the schools.
I don't think the homestead exemp-
tion change affected school taxes, since
the amendment stated that it did not apply
to school taxes. However, the reduction of
property value is hurting the tax base and
that does affect the schools. Homes are sell-
ing for less, so the property values go down.

Stimulus money
*On the news they keep talking about
how the stimulus money is supposed to get
the economy moving, but it seems like so
far it has all just gone into the pockets of the
CEOs who bankrupted their companies to
begin with. Why didn't the government put
some safeguards in place before handing
over millions of tax dollars to these compa-
nies? We, the taxpayers, will have to pay off
that debt. Our children and grandchildren
will be paying that debt and I just don't see
that it did any good.


Tax on cigarettes
The problem with today's kids is that
parents give and give and the kids have no
clue what the real world is about. I have a
stepson that is living proof of that. Kids don't
have jobs nor want one and most of them
smoke and drink more than those of us that
have jobs. It's a shame today's world is so
lax. These kids would have died growing up
like some of us did. I remember when mom
found my brother smoking, she made him
smoke an entire carton of smokes. Basically,
he turned green after the first pack. Now
days you would go to jail for that, but my
brother is 38 and has not touched one since.
I wish sometimes she would have caught
me.
There was a teacher at my high school
back in the day, who smoked cigars. If he
caught a kid smoking, he took the kid out-
side and made him smoke a cigar -- the
whole thing. Yes, the kids turned green and
threw up. But they never smoked on cam
pus again and probably never smoked again
at all. Tough love works sometimes.
It does not do any good to punish the
parents, the kids don't learn anything from
that. Punish the kids, make it hard on them.
That will give them the incentive to either
straighten up and fly right or face the conse
quences. They will definitely learn from that,
the hard way. That's what it takes, make
them learn that they are responsible for their
own actions. Most of them will learn pretty
quick.

Beauty pageant-did
politically incorrect answer
cost contestant the crown?
To be Miss U.S.A., a girl is supposed to
represent the whole country, not one special
interest group. I think the question about
same sex marriages was unfair. No matter
which way she answered, people would be
angry at her. She gave her personal opinion
and I think she should get some points for
being honest and expressing herself. The
judge obviously didn't agree with her opin-
ion, but that doesn't make her wrong. A lot
of Americans agree with her.
The judges are there to pick the best
representative for the country. They are sup-
posed to use their personal beliefs when de-
ciding if they want that person to represent
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Try standing in front of millions of peo-
ple all watching you make a split decision
how to answer a very hot topic and come
out with a perfect answer. Everyone is judg-
ing these women not just the five or six judge
es sitting in front of them. I think most of us
would be tongue tied if we had to stand in
from of 20 people and give a split second
discussion out of the blue of their topic of
choice. Go back and watch previous Miss
America pageants and Miss Universe pag-
eants and see how some of those women
answered the question, they stuttered, hesi-
tated, goofed up the questions and gave hor
rid responses, but not any of those women
were criticized for their answers. It's really
not easy standing there in front of millions.
If a judge allows their vote to be swayed
by their personal beliefs, that's discrimina
tion against that person if they don't agree
on something. Who is to say that the judges
belief is correct or moral, the judge? That's
hogwash, getting disqualified or passed over
because the judge has different beliefs. Each
contestant should be afforded the right of
equal treatment, regardless of the judges
beliefs.
The pageant world needs to get in cred
ible judges if you want to really make this
a professional contest and have the judges
score these women in brains not bodies.
What are they doing in their lives with edu-
cation, charity work, and what's their goals
for their futures. Judges shouldn't be hockey
players or rap stars; they should be schooled
in pageantry and refined skills. If you expect
these women to be perfect then let's get
real judges without an axe to grind to judge
them.
Judging for Miss USA isn't an exact sci-
ence, especially in the Q&A part. I think this
is the perfect example that being discrimina-
tory towards this group of people is not as
accepted as some might think, and not what
certain organizations want representing
them. Just as they wouldn't want a racist,
or a sexist to represent them. The tides are
turning, and that may be scary or offensive
to some, but so was segregation and civil
rights. This is the perfect example of how
it won't just be a battle within politics, but
within organizations and common Ameri
can traditions.
I really question how they chose judges
for Miss U.S.A. I thought it was very unpro-
fessional, just someone trying to make trou-
ble to get attention.


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Water conservation
Once again the lake is dropping and I
realize that it is mostly due to evaporation.
However, I also remember back when most
of Okeechobee County was flooded, and the
Lee County Commissioner saying they didn't
want that dirty lake water coming down
their Caloosahatchee River and getting into
their estuaries. But now they sing a differ-
ent tune. They want the lake water pumped
into the river so their water supply is safe.
Well it should be all or nothing. If they won't
take the water when we are flooding, they
shouldn't get any water from the lake when
they are in drought.
I am glad to see that the water restrict
tions will be enforced, and people will be
fined if they have to warn them more than
once. It is crazy the way people waste water.
I have seen it running out into the street be
cause the sprinklers were set too close to the
edge of the yard. I have also seen sprinklers
running in the rain because they are on tim-
ers and no one bothered to adjust them. We
can't afford to waste any water.
My neighbor seems to think that be-
cause he has a well, he can use all the water
he wants. My argument is that everyone in
our area is drawing water from the same
aquifer. That water belongs to all of us and
we should all conserve as we might need
that water to drink. You can tell who is wast-
ing water -just look to see who has the
lush, green lawns.
With all of the problems the city and the
county have, I question the use of resources
if they have the police and deputies writing
tickets for water restriction violations. Don't
the cops have enough to do? However,
maybe if they are out there checking water
use they might keep their eyes out for more
grow houses so perhaps their time won't be
completely wasted.


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April 26, 2009


Reflections from the Pulpit


Okeechobee News


By Rev. Tommaso Pasquarella
Pastor
Corner Stone Baptist Church
Have you ever failed the Savior that you
came to trust? Have you ever failed Him
even though He did not fail you? Have you
ever shied away from speaking to others
about the Savior who can save them from
their sin? If you have, then welcome to the
club, we all have fallen short of not only His
glory but His calling. So what are you to do
when you fail Jesus?
When you fail Jesus, renew your com-
mitment.
When you fail Christ, how do you re-
spond? Do you respond by closing yourself
off from Him in prayer? Do you respond to
closing yourself off from the people of God?
Do you feel sorry for yourself? Or do you


get up and brush yourself off and renew
yourself to Him? When you mess up do you
fess up to the One you let down? When you
fall short do you ask for forgiveness and be-
gin anew following Him?
This is what we are to do as believers in
Christ. If you are stuck in sin His word says:
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just
to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from
all unrighteousness." (I John 1:9) If you con
fess your sins He promises in His Word that
He will forgive you. Have you asked Him to
forgive you? Have you asked Him to renew
you and your commitment to Him? If you do
not know Him, He wants you to trust Him
so that you might experience His forgiveness
and His love. If you do not know Christ you
do not need to recommit, but to trust Him as
Lord and Savior, because the wages of sin is
death but the gift of God is eternal life.


When you follow Jesus there will be
roadblocks. What is holding you back from
serving Christ? What is holding you back
from shedding sin that is still in your life?
What is holding you back from witnessing
to others about the hope you have in Christ?
What is holding you back from reading
His Word? What is holding you back from
speaking out about sin? What is holding you
back from studying His Word? What is hold
ing you back from forgiving others? What is
holding you back from forgiving yourself? If
you do not know Christ, what is holding you
back from giving yourself to Him? There are
roadblocks in the way at times, so how do
we handle them?
No matter what the roadblock is the Lord
will see you through it. Notice I did not say
He would remove it. When the roadblock is
an enemy, trust in Him who is your helper,


because what can man do to you that would
take you out of His presence?
When worry is your roadblock, pres
ent your prayers and petitions to Him with
thanksgiving and He will give you a peace
beyond all understanding that will guard
your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. What
ever the roadblock the Lord will bring you
through it because He never gives us more
then we can bear. If you give Him your bur-
dens and concerns He will carry them, but if
you hold onto them, then they may get too
heavy and you will be crushed with them.
Get right with God today and let Him get
you through the roadblocks. You can do that
by trusting Him to save you from your sins
and if you think you have not sinned there
is little hope unless you see your sins as He
sees them.


Community Calendar


Sunday
A.A. meets from 7 30 until 8:30 p m at the
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will
be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until
8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 242
Hwy. 441 S.E. Okeechobee, A.A. weekend noon
meeting OD-Open Discussion; SS-Step Study,
BT-Basic Text; SP-Speaker *The Just for Today
Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12-
step fellowships
N.A. Sickest Of The Sick (OD) 7 p.m. OD-
Open Discussion; SS-Step Study; BT-Basic Text,
SP-Speaker.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N W.
Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted
by the Hibiscus Children's Center on the last
Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The
orientation is for those interested in fostering or
adopting in Okeechobee County. For informa-
tion, call the Foster Care Program at 1-800-403-
9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for
open discussion at the Just for Today Club, 101
Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30
a m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule
an appearance for your organization or group,
contact Marge Skinner at 863-532-0449.

Monday
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter
in Okeechobee. This chapter meets at the Turtle
Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road, Okeechobee
on Monday from 10 a.m until 3 p.m Turn left
at the Moose Lodge and go around the curve
just past the church. For more information please
contact Karen Graves at 863-763-6952.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 242
Hwy 441 S.E, Okeechobee, N.A. Sickest Of
The Sick (OD) 7 p.m.Open Discussion; SS-Step
Study; BT-Basic Text.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St. This will be an open meeting
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and
bingo will start at noon at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441
S.E Auxiliary members and their guests are invit-
ed. Please R.S.VR to 863-763-2308.


Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30
a.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited.

Tuesday
Civil Air Patrol set to meet
The Civil Air Patrol meets each Tuesday eve-
ning at the Okeechobee Airport T-Hanger #1,
meetings start at 7:30 p.m.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 242
Hwy 441 S E. Okeechobee N.A. Nowhere Left To
Go Group Open Discussion at noon; N.A. Sickest
Of The Sick Group Open Discussion.
The Lighthouse Refuge Support Group is
for women who are hurting, homeless or been
abused. They meet from noon until 2 p.m. at
First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., and on
the second and fourth Tuesday of every month
from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Red Cross, 323
N. Parrott Ave. For more information call Donna
Dean at 863-801-9201 or 863-357-2106.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each
Tuesday at noon at Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Maureen
Budjinski at 863-484-0110.
New A.A. Meeting in Basinger: There is
now an A A. meeting in Basinger on Tuesdays
at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Brethren
Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners
are welcome.
Al-Ateen meeting will be held at the Church
of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m. For
more information, please call Amy at 863-763-
8531 or Dan 561-662-2799
Al-Anon meeting will be held at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 un-
til 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets ev-
ery Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Hospice Building
located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact
Enid Boutrin at 863-467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5
p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend.
Widows and Widowers support group meets
at 7 30 am at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S.
Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, June
Scheer at 863-634-8276


The Gathering Church Overcomers Group
meets at 7:30 pm in the fellowship hall, 1735
S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at 863-763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith
Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal
and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a
weekly meeting. Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Avenue on Tuesdays, 6 until 7 p.m
(Use Fourth Street entrance.)


Freedom Ranch Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m.
at the Freedom Ranch, 11655 Hwy. 441 S.E.
Contact Jay at 863-467-8683 for questions or
concerns.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terr,
holds meetings for persons with alcohol and
drug related problems at 6 p.m. For information
call 863-357-3053.


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Okeechobee News


2009 Cattle Barons' Ball cancelled


The American Cancer Society and the
Cattle Barons' committee regret to inform
the residents of Okeechobee that the 2009
Cattle Barons' Ball scheduled for May 2,
2009 at Quail Creek Plantation has been
cancelled.
During this tough economic time, there
was not enough participation to support an

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Albert H. Bryant, 85
OKEECHOBEE Albert H. Bryant, died Mon-
day, April 20, 2009, in his residence. He was 85.
Born May 22, 1923 in Brandon, he proudly
served in the United States Marine Corp and had
been a resident of Okeechobee for the last five
years.
He is survived by five children; sister, Christine
Plunk of Sereno; niece, Judith Winchester of
Okeechobee; and a host of loving friends and
family.
There are no visitation or services planned.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 E. 5th St., Okeechobee.

Justin Lee King, 21
OKEECHOBEE Justin Lee King, died
Wednesday, April 22, 2009. He was 21.
Born August 15, 1987 in Pa-
hokee, he was a self em-
ployed vehicle detailer. He
loved his trucks.
Justin is survived by his par-
ents, Robbie Ower and Mi-
chelle King; son, Landen
King; fiance, Kayla Neswick;
three sisters, Samantha Pre-
scott, Katie Ower, all of Okeechobee, and Mea-
gan Williams (Roger) of Ft. Myers; brother,
Dalton Ower of Ft. Myers; and grandparents,
Raymond and Jackie King of Okeechobee, and
JoAnne Ower of Ft. Myers.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time at 1
p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee, with Pastor Cary McKee
of More 2 Life Ministries officiating. Burial will
follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
help defer funeral costs at Riverside Bank in Jus-
tin King's name.
Friends may sign the guestbook at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 N.E. 2nd St., Okeechobee.


event of this magnitude.
The Cattle Barons' committee along with
the American Cancer Society would like to
thank the businesses, residents and volun-
teers who have so graciously donated funds,
time and support toward our efforts. We
also thank our local media outlets for all of
their support.



Martha 'Maria' Montoya, 44
OKEECHOBEE Martha "Maria" Montoya,
died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Raulerson
Hospital. She was 44.
Born March 27, 1965 in Waynesboro, Pa., she
had been a resident of Okeechobee for the last
10 years.
She is survived by her husband, Zenon Mon-
toya of Okeechobee; parents, Russell and Flo-
rine Long of Waynesboro, Pa.; sons, Michael
Thomas of Chambersburg, Pa., Terrell Rickard,
Frederick Rickard, both of Waynesboro, Pa., De-
vonte Montoya of Okeechobee, Antonio Mon-
toya of Waynesboro, Pa., Marco Montoya, and
Felipe Montoya, both of Okeechobee; daugh-
ters, Trista Shifflett of Chambersburg, Pa., Ash-
ley Rickard of Pottsville, Pa., and Maria Montoya
of Okeechobee; brother, Lester Long of Way-
nesboro, Pa.; sister, Mary Ann Long of Ship-
pensburg, Pa.; grandsons, Brenden Shifflett of
Chambersburg, Pa., and Amani Rickard of Potts-
ville, Pa.; and granddaughter, Mercedes Mon-
toya of Chambersburg, Pa.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m.
Sunday and services on Monday at 3 p.m. in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will
follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.
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For the past three years, Okeechobee
has supported this annual event raising
over $150,000 to help fund the research for
the battle against cancer. We are saddened
about the decision to cancel but have a posi-
tive outlook that we will be able to pick up
in the near future and try again.
If you have any questions or need any
further information, please do not hesitate
to call Keri Hughes, Executive Director at
1-800-224-6844 x115 or e-mail keri.hughes@
cancer.org.
The American Cancer Society is the na-
tionwide community-based voluntary health
organization dedicated to eliminating can-
cer as a major health problem by preventing
cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffer-
ing from cancer, through research, educa-
tion, advocacy, and service.

Community Event

Basinger School reunion
Sunday, April 26 at 11 a.m. There will be
a Basinger School Reunion. Lunch at 12:45
p.m. Please bring a covered dish. Meat,
paper goods and ice tea will be furnished.
Please invite anyone you know that attended
Basinger School of this event. Any questions
please call Alta Lee Barber at 863-467-1303
or 863-634-9735.


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Giving something back to the Okeecho-
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Okeechobee Ozone League to provide the
league's players and coaches with equip-
ment, instructional clinics and a chance to
raise $10,000 in funds for the 2009 season.
The program demonstrates Chevrolet and
their dealerships as America's brand bring-
ing together America's pastime and Ameri-
ca's favorite car company. In support of the
Okeechobee community's youth baseball
program, Gilbert Chevrolet will provide
the league with kits filled with equipment
bags, ball buckets, coaches' clipboards and
t-shirts. Also, thanks to the dealership and
other participating area Chevrolet dealers,
league members will have a chance to at-
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NOTICE
BEFORE THE FLORIDA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
NOTICE OF COMMISSION HEARING AND PREHEARING
DOCKET NO. 090172-EI
PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF NEED FOR
FLORIDA ENERGYSECURE LINE
BY FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY.
ISSUED: April 26, 2009
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a heanng will be held before the Flonda Public Service Commission in the above docket
regarding the petition of Flonda Power & Light Company (FPL) for determination of need for an intrastate natural gas transmis-
sion pipeline, at the following time and place'
Tuesday- Wednesday, June 16 -17 2009, 930 a m
Room 148, Betty Easley Conference Center
4075 Esplanade Way Tallahassee, Flonda 32311
PURPOSE AND PROCEDURE
The purpose of this heanng will be for the Commission to take final action to determine the need, pursuant to Section
403 9422, Flonda Statutes, for FPLs proposed natural gas transmission pipeline, the Flonda EnergySecure Line, to be located
in the following Flonda counties Bradford, Clay, Putnam, Flagler, Volusia, Seminole, Orange, Brevard, Osceola, Indian River,
Okeechobee, St Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach This proceeding shall (1) allow FPLto present evidence and testimony in sup-
port of its petition for a determination of need for its intrastate natural gas transmission pipeline; (2) permit any intervenors to pres-
ent testimony and exhibits conceding this matter; (3) permit members of the public who are not parties to the need determina-
ton proceeding the opportunity to present testmony concerning this matter and (4) allow for such other purposes as the
Commission may deem appropnate
The proceedings will be governed by the provisions of Sections 403 9422, Flonda Statutes, and Chapters 25-22 and 28-106,
FlondaAdministrative Code
Under Section 403 9422, Flonda Statutes, the Commission is the sole forum for the determination of need for the proposed
pipeline In making s determination, the Commission must take into account the need for natural gas delivery reliablty safety,
and integrity he need for abundant, dean-buring natural gas to assure the economic well-being of the public; the appropnate
commencement and terminus of the ine; and other matters within ts unsdiction deemed relevant to the determination of need
The determination of need by the Commission is binding on all parties to any certficaton proceeding pursuant to Sectons
403 9401403-9425, Flonda Statutes, and is a condition precedent to the conduct of the certification heanng prescrbed therein
An order entered by the Commission pursuant to this heanng shall constitute final agency action
Only issues relating to the need for the proposed intrastate natural gas transmission pipeline will be heard at this heanng
Separate public heanngs will be held before the Division of Administrabve Heanngs and the Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline
Siting Board at a later date to consider environmental and other impacts of the proposed pipeline and associated facilities
Members of the public who are not parties to the need determination proceeding will have an opportunity to present tesmo-
ny regarding the need forth proposed pipeline Al members of the public who wish to offer testimony should be present atthe
beginning of the heanng, 9'30 a m, Tuesday June 16, 2009 All witnesses will be swom in and will be subject to cross-examl-
naton at the concussion of their testimony By providing public testimony, a person does not become a party to the proceeding
Anyone wishing to become a party to this need determination proceeding should file an appropnate petition pursuant to Rule 25-
22 039, Flonda Administratve Code, with the Office of the Commission Clerk at the address listed below Copies of the petilon
should be sent by mail to all parties Those wishing to intervene in these proceedings, unless appeanng on their own behalf
must be represented by an attorney or other person who can be determined to be qualified representative pursuant to Chapter
120, Flonda Statutes, and Rule 28-106, Flonda Administratve Code Petitons for leave to intervene must be fled at least five
(5) days before the final heanng, must conform with Rule 28-106 201(2), Flonda Administratve Code, and must include allega-
tons suffiaentto demonstrate thatthe intervenor is entled to partcapate in the proceeding as a matter of constituonal orstatu-
tory nght or pursuant to Commission rule, or that the substantial interests of the intervenor are subject to determination or will be
affected through the heanng
Wntten comments regarding the need for the proposed pipeline and associated facilities may be sentto the Commission at
the following address'
Office of Commission Clerk
Flonda Public Service Commission
2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0850
Re Docket No 090172-El
GENERAL LOCATION AND PROJECT DESCRIPTION
FPL's proposed Flonda EnergySecure Line is an intrastate natural gas pipeline with an initial capacity of 600 million cubic
feet of natural gas per day (MMcfId) The pipeline may be located in the following Flonda counties Bradford, Clay, Putnam,
Flagler Volusia, Seminole, Orange, Brevard, Osceola, Indian River, Okeechobee, St Lucle, Martin and Palm Beach The
proposed in-service date for the Flonda EnergySecure Line is 2014
PREHEARING CONFERENCE
A preheanng conference will be held at the following time and place
Friday June 5, 2009, 9'30 a m
Room 148, Betty Easley Conference Center
4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32311
The purpose of this preheanng conference is (1) define and limit, if possible, the number of issues, (2) to determinate
parties' positions on the issues, (3) to determine what facts, if any, may be stpulated, (4) to dispose of any motions or other
matters that may be pending, and (5) to consider any other matters that may aid in the disposition of this case
JURISDICTION
This Commission is vested wth unsdiction over the subject matter of this proceeding by Secton 403 9422, Flonda Statutes
Any person requinng some accommodation at this heanng because of a physical impairment should cal the Division of the
Commission Clerk and Administrative Services at (850) 4136770, at least 48 hours pror to the hearing. Any person who is hear-
ing or speech impaired should contract the Forida Public Service Commission by using the Forida Relay Service, which can be
reached at 1-80-955-8771.
A copy of FPLs petition for a determination of need and supporting exhibits is available for public inspection during normal
business hours at he following location
Flonda Public Service Commission
Divison of the Commission Clerk and Administrative Services
4075 Esplanade Way
Room 110 Betty Easley Conference Center, Tallahassee, Flonda 32311
Web Address, http.//w.psc.state.fl us/dockets/cms/docketFilings2.aspx?docket=090172
By DIRECTION of the Florda Public Service Commission this 26th day ofApil, 2009
PUBLISH: April 26, 2009 ANN COLE
Commission Clerk


April 26, 2009


Okeechobee News




Okeechobee News


Garden and orchid clubs to meet


By Dan Culbert, Extension
Horticulture Agent
Okeechobee Extension Office
The April meetings of the Okeechobee
Garden Club and Orchid Club will be held
this coming Monday night at 6 p.m. and
7 p.m. They are held at the Okeechobee
County Extension office, 458 Hwy 98 North.
At the 6 p.m. meeting of the Garden Club,
Extension agent Dan Culbert will introduce
our newest crop of Master Gardeners. Mas-
ter Gardeners will lead a brief discussion on
the need for more vegetable gardening train-
ing for local residents. Mr. Culbert will also
share some recent photos of some of spring
flowers taken recently appearing in Flower
City (a.k.a. Rochester) N.Y There will be
plenty of time for others to their sharing gar-
dening successes and ask questions of other
persons attending this free meeting.
The Okeechobee Orchid Club meeting
starts at 7 p.m. at the Extension office. Victor
Elliott will speak on Growing Orchids in the
spring; he will also have plants for sale.
Members will be sure to talk about the
highlights of the Vero Beach Orchid Society
Show, which is scheduled for Saturday-Sun-
day April 25-26, at Riverside Park. Members
can also learn more about an upcoming bus
trip to the Redlands Orchid Festival on Satur-
day, May 16.
Wendy Watts, an Okeechobee Master
Gardener, is helping with landscape renova
tions at New Endeavor High School. He is
requesting if anyone has some bromeliads


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Kiwanis members donate bears to


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee Kiwanis Club
The Okeechobee Kiwanis Club donated
over 500 stuffed animals to local law en-
forcement when they met on Thursday,
April 23, for their weekly luncheon.
Sheriff Paul May and City Police Chief
Denny Davis were present to accept the do-
nation and expressed their gratitude for the
generous donation. These animals will be
used during calls such as domestic violence
calls or accidents where children are pres
ent.
Sheriff May said he carried stuffed ani-
mals in his trunk for years when he was a
trooper. Just recently the department served
a search warrant where a child was present
and these stuffed animals would have come
in handy to help calm the child. The stuffed
animals help innocent young children who
are caught in the middle.
Chief Davis mirrored Sheriff May's senti-
ments and explained how it puts the chil
dren at ease and allows law enforcement to
connect with the child.
This project was started by the Kiwanis
Florida Governor Dave Lindell and his wife


who has since passed away. It was her dream
to complete this project and Kiwanis mem-
bers all over Florida have made that dream
a reality. Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor Bill
Hanson and Lieutenant Governor-elect Mike
Farley were both on hand for the presenta-
tion. The larger stuffed animals that were
donated will be donated to Martha's House
and The Pregnancy Center as law enforce-
ment can't use these in their patrol cars.
Kiwanis President, Jim Vensel extended a
big thank you to the community as a whole
on behalf of the Okeechobee Kiwanis Club
for their support of this program and our lo-
cal law enforcement.
In other business, Jim McCoin, owner of
Cowboy's was presented with a thank you
card for allowing the club to use the res-
taurant for their Easter Pancake Breakfast.
They also presented a signed poster to Ki
wanis member J.D. Mixon as a thank you for
all his hard work as the coordinator of the
breakfast. He brought forth many new ideas
which helped make the breakfast a success.
The Pancake Breakfast will net $5,000
this year with 734 meals served. There were
over 800 pounds of sausage served and over


law enforcement
2,000 pancakes.
In two weeks, on Thursday, May 7, the
club will again sponsor the National Prayer
Day luncheon in the Okeechobee County
Judicial Center Courtyard with the Okeecho-
bee Ministerial Association. Lunch will be
served at noon with the ceremony begin-
ning shortly thereafter. Local community
businesses have donated the following for
this event: pizza from Domino's; drinks from
CVS; and water and ice from the Enfinger's.
Kiwanis members who wish to help set
up for the event should be at the Okeecho-
bee County Judicial Center Courtyard at 11
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Soil and Water Conservation District Speech contest winners announced


The 2009 Soil and Water Conservation
District Public Speaking Contest was held
April 14, at the Okeechobee USDA Service
Center. The contestants that ranged from
sixth to 1 th grade were from public, private
and home schools of Okeechobee County.
ii .a ., Vhat is one of the many
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the same avenue for all the speeches. Out
of the many possible land uses, the students
,. .. n, 1 ier, took
the persuasive approach with her speech,
as she spoke of her grandfather and farming
"the glades" or as we now know it, the Ever-
glades Agricultural Area (EAA). Miss McKee
spoke of the importance of this unique soil,
from both the agriculture and conservation
aspect. "I was pleased to hear Miss McKee
make reference to Land Judging (an educa-
tional program for 4-H and FFA members).
Her experience with this program enables
her to have better knowledge of soil, in or-
der to express her own views and opinions
on any subject related to land use." stated


Audrey Driggers, contest coordinator.
Andrew and Justin Smiley, second and
third place winners respectively are no
strangers to this contest. Both students com-
peted last year, with Justin earning his posi-
tions, as the Area VI and second place State
winner. Chad George, USDA Range Conser-
vationist stated, "It was great to see them
back and watch how they have matured
over the past year, although they will have
stiff competition ahead with their younger
brother, William now competing."
Jolanda Chamberland and Neresa McLar-
en touched on some of the indigenous
plants and animals Florida has to offer, due
to its many different habitats. This contest is
designed to develop leadership through pro-
viding the opportunity for participation in
public speaking activities, while stimulating
interest in conserving our natural resources.
Mission accomplished.


Submitted photo
All participants received a $30 participation award. In the back row are: Neresa
McLaren, Jolanda Chamberland, William Smiley, Justin Smiley ($75 third place
award), Valerie McKee ($250 first place award) and Andrew Smiley ($175 Sec-
ond place award). Judges: Audrey Driggers, Chad George and Kara Butts.


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The students who were recognized as South Elementary Students of the
Week from their class for the week ending April 24, included: Abigail Ker-
estes, Cobi Hernandez Aguillo, Aliany Garcia, Gianni Raciti, Mark Arnall,
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Collin, Trey Harmon, Lilli McGlammory, Maria Olvera, Chancy Thomas, and
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Submitted photo/Sandra White
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April 26, 2009




Okeechobee News


Community Events

Masonic breakfast today
April 26, from 8 until 11 a.m. a Masonic
Breakfast will be held at 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.
Breakfast is $6 per person with proceeds
to benefit local student scholarships. Menu
includes: eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes,
biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee. Public
is welcome.

Local grower to speak at Or-
chid Club meeting
The Okeechobee Orchid Club will meet
Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Extension
Office, 451 Highway 98 N. Local grower, Vic-
tor Elliott, will speak on Growing Orchids in
the Spring. He will have plants for sale. Bring
in questions or problems. The Garden Club
will be meeting prior to this at 6:00 p.m. For
more information call the extension office at
863-763-6469.

CCC to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of
Okeechobee County Shared Services Net-
work will conduct their monthly meeting on
Tuesday, April 28 at 10 a.m. in the board
room of the Okeechobee School Board Of-
fice. Guest speaker will be Johanna Crews
- Okeechobee Autism Support Group. The
public is invited to attend. For more infor-
mation call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000
ext. 257.

Spring cleaning yard sale
The Ladies Auxiliary 4137, 9985 N. Hwy
441, will hold a "Spring Cleaning" yard sale
on May 2, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Its time to
clean out your sheds and closets. You are in-
vited to come and join the yard sale. The La-
dies Auxiliary would appreciate 25 percent
of your proceeds to be donated to the ladies
organization. All donations are appreciated.
For further information call 863-763-2552.


National Scrapbooking
Day celebration set
Saturday, May 2, is "National Scrapbook-
ing Day." This celebration was started in
1994, by Creative Memories, a well-known
album company. Our local scrapbook group,
known as, "Croppin' Crew" will be celebrat-
ing on this day. We will meet at Treasure Is-
land Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
There will be a number of demonstrations
and make-n-take projects throughout the
day. One of the make-n-takes will be a gift
cardholder using heat embossing. All levels
of scrapbookers are invited to join us for the
day. Bring a covered dish if you wish to par-
ticipate in our covered dish luncheon.
If you need more information you can
call Joan at: 863-467-0290 or Corry at 863-
467-2231.

Chaka's Stars Youth Camp
registration
Are you looking for fun and excitement
to pass the hot summer days? Then Cha-
ka's Stars Summer Youth Experience may
be what you are looking for. We welcome
your child to attend our third annual six
week summer camp presented by Chaka's
Stars Foundation. Camp will be conducted
beginning on Monday, June 15 through Fri-
day, July 24, from the hours of 8:30 a.m.-
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday with the
exception of Friday, July 3, in observance of
Independence Day. Registration for the Sum-
mer Day Camp will begin on Saturday, May
2, at the Douglas Brown Community Center
under the pavilion from noon until 2 p.m.
Registration is open to youth between the
ages of 6-14, space is limited. There will be
a $25 registration fee. This fee will cover the
cost of field trips and meals to be provided
on field trips along with a camp t-shirt. The
weekly fees will be $10 per child. For more
information, please contact Chaka Smith
at 863-634-7424 or Terra Morris at 863-484-
2509.


Autism group holds meeting
The Okeechobee Autism Support Group
will hold a meeting on April 30 at 5:30 p.m.
Adult attendance only. For more information
contact Johanna at 863-467-0841.

Free memory loss screenings
On Friday, May 1, from 11 a.m. until 2:30
p.m. the Alzheimer's Association will spon-
sor free memory loss screenings. They will
be held at the Visiting Nurse Association,
208 S.E. Park St. Appointments are needed -
please cause Donna True at 1-800-861-7826,
ext. 1. Screenings are for anyone any age
- concerned about memory loss. Screenings
conducted by staff from St. Mary's Memory
Disorder Center. Immediate results.


American Legion holds

annual election
The American Legion Post 64 will holds
its annual election of officers for 2009-10,
on May 12, from noon until 7 p.m. Voters
must have a current 2009 membership card
to vote. Members can pay 2009 dues prior
to voting if they have not paid dues ($32).
For more information contact John Munger,
Bob Keebler or Dallas Creech at 863-763-
2950. Ballots will be available at registration
desk on that date.


Submitted photo/Bruce Swinford

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Work begins on Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment Area


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In their ongoing commitment to make
Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades clean-
er, South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) recently began another project,
the Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment
Area (STA).
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purpose is to remove phosphorous from
the water as it is absorbed by aquatic plants.
The plants die and settle to the bottom with
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began work on the first phase at the north-
ern end of the property. This first phase is
estimated to cost $34.4 million.
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to 19 metric tons of phosphorous annually
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"Cleaning water through a stormwa-
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Chairman Eric Bauermann. "A cleaner lake
provides many benefits to the Everglades,
Florida's natural resources and the state's
economy, which depends on a healthy en-
vironment."
"I am heartened to see this construc-
tion of a living wetland that will clean wa-
ter bound for Lake Okeechobee," said State
Senator Ken Pruitt. "This project represents


the continued commitment of the Florida
Legislature and Governor Charlie Crist to re-
store and protect our environment.
When completed Lakeside Ranch will
join two other STAs that are filtering water
north of Lake Okeechobee. The 190 acre
Taylor Creek STA, located across U.S. 441
N. from Eckerd's Youth Alternative captures
about two metric tons of phosphorous per
year. The 800 acre Nubbin Slough STA, lo-
cated off S.R. 710 captures about five metric
tons of phosphorous a year.
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Kids learn recycling is fun


The Okeechobee Soil and Water Con-
servation District and South Florida Water
Management District teamed up on April
11, at Okee Tantie to give presentations on
water conservation and recycling to the
Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club.
Allison Murphy, SFWMD taught the 4-H
members about the hydrologic (water) cy-
cle, how the sun's energy plays the big role
in the never-ending cycle and how we can
make better choices in order to conserve
our precious resource. While transpiration,
condensation, precipitation and percola-
tion were discussed, Audrey Driggers (OS-
WCD) discussed water pollution and ways
we can use wetlands to filter contaminants
and prevent flooding.
The Barnyard Buddies also discussed
ways monofilament line can harm wildlife
and humans, if left behind in our water-
ways.
The 4-H members were given a map of
the boat ramps that have the outdoor recy-
cling bins, along with the indoor bin at the
Okeechobee USDA Service Center. Each
4-H member received a complimentary
rain gauge, activity books and pencils.


Submitted photo
4-H Club members in the Barnyard
Buddies Club learned from Okeecho-
bee Soil and Water Conservation Dis-
trict and South Florida Water Man-
agement District's, Allison Murphy
about how fishing line hurts wildlife
in waterways.


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Track team

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee boys team finished fifth
and the girl's squad finished sixth at the Dis-
trict 15-3A district meet at William T. Dwyer
High School Tuesday.
Okeechobee had several athletes qualify
for next week's state meet. Ricky Nieto was
the champion of the boys high jump with a
leap of 6 feet 6 inches. Malcolm Rush took
the boys 200 meter dash with a time of 22.27
seconds. Rush also qualified in the 100 me-
ter dash where he finished fourth with a
time of 11.29 seconds.
Monica Koger also qualified in the girl's
long jump. She finished second with a leap
of 16 feet 10 inches. Stephanie Horvath qual-
ified in the girls discus throw with a toss of
82 feet 3 inches.
The boys 4x800 meter team of Raunel
Denova, Reynel Denova, Shawn Horvath
and Lionel Jones also qualified with a fourth
place finish.
The girls 4x100 meter dash team ofJanez-

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Pennies for patients
The students at Central Elementary
raised a grand total of $1,650.81 for
Leukemia/Lymphoma Institute. The
third grade team raised the most
money, therefore, all teachers In
third grade got a special treat to
KISS-A-COW. Mrs. Lopez's class
raised the most money $214.12 and
their class earned a Pizza Party. The
other grade winners were: Ms. Gar-
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Grade, Mrs. Rodriguez 2nd Grade
and Mrs. Fulleda 4th Grade. They
all enjoyed a Snow-Cone Party.

Okeechobee
Forecast

Today: Sunny, with a high near 85. Windy,
with a east wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to
between 15 and 20 mph. Winds could gust as
high as 25 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around
65. East wind between 5 and 15 mph.
Extended Forecast
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near
85. East wind between 5 and 15 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a
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for the regional meet. The girls 4x400 me- place finish in the boys 800 meter run. He
ter relay team finished fourth with a time of finished with a time of just over 2 minutes
4:38.12. The team includes Gabi Rodriguez, and five seconds.


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Boys baseball celebrates senior night


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Two Okeechobee High School seniors,
Dustin Stokes and Joey Voss, played key


S.L I


Ukeecnooee News/unaries Murpny
Dustin Stokes throws out a base run-
ner as 3B Joey Voss looks on.

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roles as the Brahman baseball team ended
their regular season with a 3-2 win over Fort
Pierce Central Wednesday night.
Stokes pitched a complete game five hit
ter after a shaky start to give the Brahmans
their 14th win of the year, "I didn't feel as
good as I usually do today. I threw kind of
sluggish but I worked my way through it. I
made some good plays off the mound and
I bore down and pitched." Stokes allowed
two runs in the first on an RBI triple by Bran-
don Houle and a wild pitch. After that he
settled down and allowed just a second in
ning double by Ryan Ensmenger, and a third
inning single to Houle.
Brahmans Coach Dylan Tedders said the
Cobras did a good job putting the bat on
the ball against Stokes fast ball, but couldn't
respond to his breaking pitches later in the
game.


Okeechobee scored all of their runs in
the second against Fort Pierce starter Ken-
trail Pierce. Adam Tewksbury led off with a
base on balls, Jonathan Crawford was hit by
a pitch, and Brandon Farless walked to load
the bases. Joey Voss followed with a two run
single to left to tie the game.
"I was aching to get a hit, I hadn't hit in
awhile and this helped my confidence," Voss
said, "I worked hard in practice this year and
earned some playing time. Senior night was
my favorite game of the year."
The winning run scored when Farless
raced home on a wild pitch in the second.
Okeechobee didn't get another hit after
the rally a fact that worries their coaching
staff, "Offensively anybody in our district
knows that if they throw a junior varsity
pitcher against us, were going to be in trou-
ble," Tedders noted, "We're lucky to come
out of here with a win, I hope the guys know
that."
Four Brahman seniors were honored be-
fore the game. Dustin Stokes was a four year


letterman. He accepted a scholarship to play
at Indian River State College. Mike Minondo
expects to attend Florida A&M. Kerwin Giv
ens served the team as a pinch runner. Joey
Voss earned some playing time late in the
season at third base.
Coach Tedders said all four seniors will be
missed. He said all of them are a testament
to their families as they all worked hard, got
after it on the field, and were kids with a lot
of character.
Minondo battled some injuries during his
career, including a sprained elbow tendon.
He said senior night was a special game for
him, "I'll miss my players a lot. I thought we
had a good game tonight."
Givens said he thinks the team will make
the post season this year, "It felt good scor-
ing one of the runs for my team tonight. I'm
going to miss this place."
Okeechobee opens district tournament
play on Monday night in Fort Pierce against
Glades Central. Game time is to be deter-
mined.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Kerwin Givens (center) is flanked by Mike Minondo (left) was joined by his
Coach Mark Ward (left) and his brother grandmother Jessie Rowe (center) and
Leshawn Henderson. his uncle Trevor Rowe at Senior Night.


UKeecnloee News/unaries Murpny
Varsity players congratulated seniors and their parents before Wednesday's
game.


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School Beard Woraho

The Ose ythae county Sthool
Board wl meet for a budget and
healt inoumne workshop i"on
on Tuesday, May 2309, at 6'00
m, the Stoaol Board Meetng
,o sW 2nd Avenue, Okee-
hobee Th meeting I open to the
purbl.
""Patc G Coope EdD
S3pdnthndent of SON oos
317034 ON 4126/09


NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
- -

In Lhe Super r Court for te CountL of Colquit
State of Georga
InRe etMon of CHRISTOPHER CLAY BRO E f the adopbon of
CR.G., a minor male chld born October 24, 2006.
Civil Ation N. 09-A-159
To: SHAUN MICHAEL KOGUT, Last own address: Okehob, orda,
and any other peron daing an interest in the aove referenced chld
You are hereby natfied that a pettn for adoption and a moon for ter-
minatlon of your parnnal ghts have been filed and ommorend in this
urt and you are required o le wntten defenses, if any, with the Clerk of
the above named Court and serve a copy of yOur wrlten defenses upon
William M. Mdnoh, attorney for petitner at R O. Box 250, Maultne,
eorga 31776, on or before the 22nd day of June, 2009. Othe e a de-
fl d nt wl be entered agait you for a e relief prayer for the
petro.
This ~ mie hall be publhed once a k fo faro (4) o nsecuuv weeks
mn the Okeeahobp Newr pursuant to .Ct A Sebtea n 9 -0( )
Wtress my hand and seal of said Court of Colqatt County, Georga on
thr te 22nd day odfAprl, 200.
Wllam Mclntosh
Attorney for Penoner
P. 0, Box 250
Moulle, GA 31776
229-985-5881
318899 ON 4/26,5/3,10,17/09









LEL IDA E
S THE CIRCUIT CORT OF THE
19rH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNL ,
L A llGENERAL YURISDICTIO N
DIVISION
CASE NO.:a 2007 CA 38
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE STRUCTURED
ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST
2006-3
PLAINTIFF
VS
GABRPEL A RAMIREZ.ET AL
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSERDUCTIE SERVICE
TO. Gabriel A. Ramir and Unknown Spuse of Gabrie A. Ramir
whae raedene is unknown he/she/they be lvng; and if he/she/they be
dead, te unknrwn defendants who may de spouses, heirs, desees, grant-
:ees, a rgnes, lno, creditors, and all parties claiming an te-
est by, through, under or against the Defendants, who arenot known to be
dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to haveany ght tile or in-
terest in te pre des bed in the mortge eng fothrerloedherein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOIFIED that an aton to foed le a mortgage on the
allowing property
LOT 9, BLOCK 9, ASSWOOD INC. UNIT NO. 4, ACCORDING TO
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, RIDA.
obeaen fled against you a re required to serve a y of your
written detens, ifany, to it on DAVID ]. STERN, ESQ. Plalntff's attorney,
whoe addr is W900 South Pine Island Road, Suite #400, Plantation FL
33324 no later ehan 30 days fom the date of the fist poblttsen of t no-
tse of adon and file the ongmal withe de of this court either before
9lv19e on Plan ff attorney or immediately thereaer other1e a default
wll be entered against you for the relf demnded in the complaint or petli-
ton filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of th Court at OKEECHOBEE County, Flon-
da, this 14th day of Apil, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERKOFTHE CIRCUIT COURT

IEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J, STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
80 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE
SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
07-10714 (ASCF)
IN ACCORDANCEWITH THE AMERICANS W H DISABILTrES ACT,
peons needing a spoedal armmodation to pa rtipate in this
procdLng should =ntact COURT ADMINISTRATION no later than
seven days prior t the proceeding at p 50 NW Country ub Drive
Port St Luce, Florida, 3496,1-772-07-4370 within two working
das of your r it of thisNoUe. IFYOURAREHEAN RNG IM-
PIRED CALL 1-0-95-8771 or 1-800-95-8770
318031 ON 4/19,26/2009


Okeechobee News







ham
V C. CASE NO. 09-AT LRDA IN ND F


TAYL, BEAN & W ERCMORGAGE CORP,

CARLS I VI AR; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARLOS I VIVAR MELISA
VIVAR, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELISSA VIVAR, LLOYD ELTON LAT-
,7 IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANTS), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVTSEES GRANTEESSDOE EO, ASIGNEES, CREDITORS, UENRS, AND
TRUSTEES AND A OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BYC TROUGH UNDER
OR AGAINSTHE NAMED DEFENDANTS); BANeK OF AMERICP NA. AI/A
BANK OF AMERICA N A (USA) SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BARNEWT
BANK OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE, WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EX-
ISTING, TOGETHER WTH ANY GRANTEES ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS LI-
ENOR, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFEND S) AND ALLOTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST DEFENDANTS), UN-
KNOWN TENAT #t UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants)


TO: CARLOS IVIVAR; IF LIING, INCLUDING NY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTS), IF REMARRIED, AID IF DEASEPOD, THE RESPEC-
TIE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DIS GRAES ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
UENORS, AN TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSON CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR 57INST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS),
Whosre dece are/s unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your answer or written dfese f any,
n the above proeed wh the Cle of ths Court, and to ere a c
thereof upon the planff's attorney, Law Omces of Danlel C. Conuegrar,
9204 King Palm Dnve, Tampa, FL 3369-328 telephone (83) 915-8660,
facsrmile (813) 915-0559, rn days of the flst publhcaton of thsD
Notre, the nature of the proeedg ina suit fo or oEae of mot-
gD age aanst the Tfolowing dasrbed perty wit
LOT 15, A SPOT IN THE SUN, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST
ORNER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36
AST, RUN THENCE EAST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE
F SAID SECTION 10 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1648.03 FEET,
HENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 07'00" WEST PARALLEL WITH
HE WEST BOUNDARy LINE OF SECTION 10, FOR A DISTANCE
F 4282.20 EET, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 5300" EAST
T A RIGHT ANGLE FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET FOR A
POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES
3'00" EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 1009.00 FEET; ENCE RUN
.ORTH DEGREES 07'00" WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00
EET. THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 53'00" WEST FOR A DIS-
"ANB OF 198.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 07'00'
AST FOR A DISTANCE OF 22000 FEET TO POINT OF BEGIN-
ING, LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF SECTION 10
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE H3 EAST, OKEECOBEE COUNTY,
LONUDAL
To inlude a:
1981 Hmtte Cooration,.
WIN 03610218R and 21805367
A/KIA
10185 NE 28TH LANE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
If you fal to file your answer or written defenses n me above proceeding
on plantif's attorney, a default will be entered agans you or the relief
demanded n the Complant or Paiton.
DATED at OKEECHOBEE County thrs 15t day of Anl, 2009
Clerk of the Cllt Court
SHARON ROBERTSON
By: Kathy Arnold
Deputy ClerK
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 190
Saccordance with te Americans With Dhablie A persons needing a
speal accommedaton to aropate in ths procedng should conta
Court Admnlstraton no later than sveen days pnor to the peroeedrng at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St LIe, Rionda 34986, (772) 807-4370
0withn two working ays of your reipt this noi: I YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8770.
31803M ON 4/19,26/09

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH IUDICAL CIR-
CUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA
JUVENLE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 1999-DP-094
IN THE INTEREST OF:
B.F. DOB: 3)3097
MINOR CHILDREN)
TO' ysal Owensy, Mosther
Redene and address un-
Jimmn Fradn, Father,
Rosldene and adde un-
known

YOU ARE HERE NOTIFIED THAT A
PETITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE
TERMINATION OF ARENTL
RIGHTS RELATIVE TO B.F., A FE-
MALE CHILD, BORN ON THE 3057
DAY OF MARCH, D7. THE CHILD
WAS BORN IN THE COUNTY OF
ENDERSONVILL IN THE
STATE OF NORTh CAROLINA.
YOU ARE COMMANDED TO BE AND
APPAR BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT JUVENILE DIVI-
SION IN THE ABOVE-STYLED COURT
LOCATED AT
OKEECHOBEE JUDICIAL CENTER
S312 pN.. 3d StREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 2:3 P.M. ON THE in DAY
OF JUN, IN COURtOOM
D", FOR HEARING AND TO SHOW
CAUSE WHY SAID PETTONED
SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CON-
STITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF
THIS CHILD. IF YOU AIL TO AP-
PEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME
SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LE-
GAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION AT-
TACHED TO THIS NOTICE
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
ONE MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF
SAID COURT AND THE SEAL THERE-
OF, THIS 9th DAY OF MARCH,
2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
OCLRK OF COURT
BY' /S/ KIMBERLY ]. SARROS
DEPUTY CLERK
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IN THE CRCU COURT OF THE
TEETSEENTH UDIC CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNT, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000274
U. BANK NATIONAL SSOCIA-
TION AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P.
ORE N CHASE BANK, NATION-
ALASSOCIATION-WMC4,
Plaintiff
WILLIS 1, SnNI, et al,
DefendantB


TO: WU E SMITHERE





























RECBRDEDIN POT BU3,M R
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
Okeeobee, FL 34974
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
te NA Mn SMITH AD
LST KNOWN ADDRESS:


CURRENTADDRESS: UNKNOWN
AN AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
IES CLAdIING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST E
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAel-t
DEFENDANT S) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAL OR ALVE
WHETHERSAID UNKNOWN
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS DEVI-
SEes, GRANTEES, OR OrHER 1L l l
LAMANTSd rne Lml Re

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENTADDRESS: UNKNOWN

to foredse a mo r ae on the fo
5l property inOKEECHOBEE
Count. Flnda:
LOT 5, LESS THE NORTH 15.00
FEETWTHEREOF, TOGETHER
TH E NO 3000 FEET
OF LOT 6, BLOCK 4, A REVISED
AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF
CORNERS GABLES ACCO-
RIONG TO WE -THEREOF
RECORDED INPLATBOK3,
PAGE 15 PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OEECHaBEE COUNT, FLORI-

has been filed agalst you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
n defnss wilhn 30 days ater
the first pablcatln, if an, on Flonda
Default Law Group, P.L Plaintiff's at-
tomrey, whoe addre is 9119 Cor-
Fda 33634, and file the oiga
with this Court eer before see
on Plantfs attorney or immediate
thereaftler, other a default will be
entered against you for the lef de-
manded in the Complaint or petion
1 L note shall be publshed once
a ek For two cnseubve weks in
the Oeehobe News.
W[ESS amy hanand the seal of
the Cout on thS ISth dayofApnl,

Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Court
By Arene NGirs
As Deputy O erk
Ronda Default Law Group PL
PO B-x 2SE18
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OHS Track team ready for regional
the district meet last Tuesday at William T. Monica Koger qualified in the long jump compete. Members include Gabi Rodriguez,
Dwyer but had a number of excellent indi- with a jump of 16 feet 10 inches. Also in the Calandra Youmans, Markeisha Youmans and
vidual performances. Ricky Nieto won the regional is the girl's 4X100 meter relay team Monica Koger.
high jump and Malcolm Rush won the 200 of Monica Koger, Janezzka Koger, Calandra Coach Schilp said win or lose Wednes-
meter dash. Nieto is even at a disadvantage Youmans and Markeisha Youmans. day, he is very proud of the effort his team
Sas the high school doesn't have the proper The girl's 4x400 meter team will also has put in this year.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Stephanie Horvath tossed a discus
more than 82 feet to qualify for the re-
gional.
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A dozen Okeechobee high school ath-
letes will compete Wednesday in the re-
gional track meet in Merritt Island in both
running and field events.
Coach Mike Schilp said his teams did a
I i ,II ,., ,, I 1 ,,1 .. I. ,,, I
I 1." h I I .I- I i,- 1.,-1 Ih year.
i,,, i i .11, the wE i,.
VPnrt (n r ,'nrditionin ri" finitPl, .,, 1 ..11
II -i--.. n 1 i i I , i 11 do w ell at
.The boy's team finished fifth overa1 in
The boy's team finished fifth overall in


equipment fr him to practice at home. ihe
only time he can practice is at meets.
Rush said he ran a good race, but hopes
to do even better at the regional. He noted
he doesn't train a lot in the off season but is
still faster than everyone else at OHS.
"My goal is to be the regional champ in
200 meters and to compete in the 100 me-
ters. It was real fun to be a district champ. I
hope the entire team qualifies for state and
we represent the Okeechobee community
and the high school to the best of our abil-
ity," he said.
The top four in each event will compete
at the regional. Rush will also compete in
the 100 meter dash. He finished fourth at the
district meet but all of the competitors were
within five-tenths of a second.
Reynel Denova qualified in the boys 1600
meters and Lionel Jones in the boys 800
meters. The boy's 4x800 meter relay team
qualified with a time of 8:43.55, good for
fourth place. Members include Raunel De-
nova, Reynel Denova, Shawn Horvath, and
Lionel Jones.
As for the girls Stephanie Horvath quali-
fied in the girls discus throw. She tossed a
discus a personal best 82 feet and three
inches last Tuesday.


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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CONCEPTUAL FUTURE LAND USE 2020


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
NOTICE OF CHANGE TO THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Notice is hereby given that there will be a Public Hearing before the Okeechobee County Board of County
Commissioners to receive public input regarding execution of a stipulated settlement agreement between
Okeechobee County and the Florida Department of Community Affairs pertaining to amendments to the
Okeechobee County Comprehensive Plan adopted May 7, 2007 by Ordinance 2007-03 and found not in com-
pliance by the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA Docket No. 07-0-NOI-4701-(a)-(n), DOAH Case
No. 07-3401GM). Notice is hereby given that there will also be a Public Hearing to receive public input regard-
ing the adoption of an ordinance amending the Okeechobee County Comprehensive Plan in accordance with
the terms of the stipulated settlement agreement. The title of the proposed ordinance is:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDAAMENDING THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR
TRANSMITTAL TO THE STATE LAND PLANNING AGENCY; PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE
AND SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
The public hearings will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Meeting Room at the
Okeechobee County Health DepartmentAuditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. Interested persons may
appear and be heard. The comprehensive plan amendment may affect the use of land and may affect property value.
Areas of the County that may be affected by the comprehensive plan amendment are shown in the map to the left.
A copy of the proposed stipulated settlement agreement and proposed comprehensive plan amendment will be
available for public inspection at the Planning and Development Department, 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida each weekday, Monday through Friday, except holidays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and
that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk tapes
are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
Clif Betts, Jr., Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
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