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Vol. 100 No. 83


SEECHOBE NEWS


Sunday, July 12, 2009


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Index
Classifieds 13-15
Community Events............................6
Crossword 15
Obituaries.. ....... ...... ........ 6
Opinion 5
Speak Out 4
Sports ................. ........ ...... 16
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City,
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It is possible that nex
city and county resident
paying a separate Emer
ical Services (EMS) asset
The current fire
charged to county resi
not be used for EMS.
The Thursday, July
of the Okeechobee Co
mission began with a j
shop with the Okeeci
Council to consider a
EMS assessment that
charged to both city a
residents.


county discuss EMS tax
Lee Evett, vice president of for coming up with an assessment mercial or industrial property. He
Willdan Financial Services, along schedule. Assessments are not tel, motel and RV parks were cor
t year both with Heather Encinosa of the le- based on the value of property, sidered commercial and a fee wa
ts could be gal firm of Nabors, Giblin and as are property taxes, but on an assessed per room or RV spaci
gencyMed- Nickerson gave a presentation on apportionment of costs among Churches and other nonprofit o
essment. the possible assessment for emer property owners. His organize ganizations would be include
assessment agency medical services. Willdan tion looked at all EMS calls in 2007 in the assessment. Out of count
dents can- prepared the county's current fire and 2008 that could be related medical runs were not assessed.
assessment schedule, to property. About 16 percent of If approved, the first year as
9, meeting "We are talking about one of the calls, mostly automobile acci- sessment for residential prope
unty Comn the most critical services govern- dents, could not be tied to a par- ties would be $74. Hotels, motel
point work- ment provides to its people." Mr. ticular property. These were set and RV parks would be assesse
hobee City Evett said. He added that nobody aside. Automobile accidents are $2 per room or space. The asses.
proposed could put a value on EMS, but it usually charged to the automobile ment for commercial and indui
would be was his goal to apportion the costs owner's insurance. Vacant proper trial properties would be based o
md county fairly, ty was not assessed. Assessments
Mr. Evett explained his process were based on residential, com- See EMS Page 1'


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Scars won't let man
forget School for Boys

By Eric
Kopp .
News
When
Jasper Jones
looks at his
badly scarred
hands they -
remind him of Jasper
the years he Jones
spent at the
Florida School for Boys in Mari-
anna, and how they ultimately led
to his freedom.
The 68-year-old Indiantown
man also remembers the infamous
White House, and a mountain of a
man he knew as Mr. Mobley.
"He weighed about 300
pounds. He was the whup man
because he would beat the blood
out of you," said Mr. Jones in a July
3, interview. "After he hit you three
times, you didn't feel nothing else.


That was his job beat you if you
had to go to The White House."
When Mr. Jones was 13, an
orange grove owner said he stole
some money, even though he still
denies the charge.
And because the white orange
grove owner accused the black
teen of theft, and the boy could
not prove otherwise, Mr. Jones
was sent to Marianna.
In 1954, he took the long ride
to the Florida Panhandle, where
he spent the next three years at
the school.
"What the man said you did,
that's what you were charged
with," he said. "That place was
rough. Whatever they told me
to do, I did. I did the best I could
to get out of there as quick as I
could."
Now, some 55 years later, he's
coming forward to tell about the
atrocities he saw and endured at
the school. He' .1 . ;.
part in a class I E .. 1. .1
against the state and some of its
agencies for what went on at Mar-
ianna, as well several years later
at the Florida School for Boys in


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
The scars on the hands of Jasper Jones are a constant source
of pain, as well as a reminder of his time spent at the Florida
School for Boys in Marianna.
Okeechobee. Also named is Troy Tidwell --
Named as defendants are the the one-armed man who ran the
Department of Agriculture, De- Marianna school for many years
apartment of Children and Family and is accused of beating boys so
Services, Department of Juvenile severely their clothes would be-
Justice and the Department of
Corrections. See School Page 10


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Travelers beware
In regard to the Methodist Church trip,
the travel agency should have known about
the requirements for the church trip. For
them to say it is the travelers' responsibil-
ity is ludicrous. I thought that is why we go
through a travel agency and pay them. Even
if it was true what they say about them not
taking responsibility; if I were the agent, I
would have gone the extra mile in research-
ing the laws and updates between America
and England. Important also, I want your
repeat business and recommendations to
others. A good travel agency would be fully
aware of all countries customs travel laws
and up-date changes, especially in today's
times. The Methodist Youth and Chaperones
should get a full or partial refund.

Water's up
The lake level is up and there is plen-
ty of water in the canals. So, when are the
locks going to be opened? We have waited
long enough. I don't want to hear "budget"
either because the community has taken a
bigger financial hit than SFWM or the Corps
of Engineers and most of that hit is due to
water mismanagement by those groups.
Please, open the locks.

Cheaper insurance scam
I got caught up in a cheap insurance
that said it paid for the basics. Well, let me
tell you, they don't pay for tests. So, it will
knock off $25 and then you pay about $250
for what is needed if you are not healthy.
So, I pay $250 a month for WHAT? And
your doctor wants you to come every two
months. Do not get caught up in the notion
that they are making insurance cheaper for
the poorer person. They pay nothing and
you still pay the monthly premium. So, now
you're out $250 a month and still can't pay
for the doctors visit. They say they have the
answer. They don't!


Crime stories
Hey, what happened to the photos
and names of the "Wet Tee-Shirt" offend-
ers? I was disappointed that this pertinent
part of the local information hotline was
not included in the article posted in Sunday,
July 5th edition of the Okee News. Maybe
misdemeanors are not normally listed in
the arrest log but WOW this was a special
crime. You even posted the photo and
name of the skillet wielding lady along with
a play-by-play article. At least she kept her
panties on while committing her crime. And
why wasn't the owner of the bar arrested
for promoting such behavior? Wouldn't the
owner also have to know this was a likely
outcome? You put alcohol and raging hor-
mones in the same place there can be some
real trouble. Listing the names and photos
of suspected criminals I feel must have at
least two purposes. First of all to give accu-
rate news about community and secondly,
to have a crime deterrent effect of using
shame to keep other hopeful criminals from
committing the same crime by knowing that
their personal information would be posted
in the local newspaper for all of their family
and friends to see. I personally was hoping
that the police would offer crime scene pho-
tos to the newspaper for each of us to decide
for ourselves if a crime really was commit-
ted. If a man exposes himself in a parking
lot he becomes a sex-offender and when a
woman performs nude dancing it is a mis-
demeanor, how does that work? Editor's
note: It is the newspaper's policy to publish
the names of those charged with a felony or
DUI. The names of those charged with mis-
demeanors are only included in newspaper
stories if there are other factors that make
the arrests newsworthy. Those arrested in
the incident of the wet T-shirt contest were
charged with misdemeanors. The determi-
nation on which crimes are felonies and
which are misdemeanors is made by state
statute. The Florida Statutes are set by the
Florida Legislature.
All the attention given to the incident
with the wet T-shirt contest will probably be
good publicity for the bar. They will proba-
bly be lined up at the door to see what might
happen next. Some people will go there out
of curiosity. I have never been in that or any
other bar in Okeechobee so I don't really
care what they do there.


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Drug problem
This was on the internet and I thought
readers would appreciate it. It's about how
kids today have drug problems and they
asked why didn't we have drug problems?
"I replied, I had a drug problem when I was
young. Iwas drug to church onSundaymorn-
ing. I was drug to church for weddings and
funerals. I was drug to family reunions and
community socials no matter the weather. I
was drug by my ears when I was disrespect-
ful to adults. I
was also drug
to the wood-
shed when I
disobeyed my
parents, told
a lie, brought I.
home a bad :
report card,
did not speak u
with respect,
spoke ill of t
the teacher or
preacher or didn't put forth my best effort
in everything that was asked of me. I was
drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth
washed out if I uttered a profanity. Iwas drug
out to pull weeds in Mom's garden and flow-
er beds and cockleburs out of Dad's fields. I
was drug to the homes of family, friends and
neighbors to help some poor soul who had
no one to mow the yard, repair the clothes-
line or chop firewood and if my parents had
even known I took a single dime as a tip,
they would have drug me back to the wood-
shed. Those drugs are still in my veins and
they affect my behavior in everything I do,
say or think. They are stronger than cocaine,
crack or heroin and if today's children had
this kind of drug problem, American would
be a better place. God bless the parents who
drugged us."

EMS tax
I heard the county and city are consider-
ing an EMS tax which would be like the fire
tax, charged per residence to pay for emer-
gency medical service. They can't raise the
millage anymore so they find another way
to tax us. I just wonder when it will all end.
The fire tax is bad enough. Now they want
to stick us with an EMS tax. At least with this
one, the people in the city limits would have
to pay it too, since the city does not have its
own EMS department.


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Agri-Civic Center
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Michael Jackson
It's been more than 10 days since Mi-
chael Jackson passed away. Why don't they
just move on? They do this every time some-
one famous dies. They run it in the ground
on the television. They carry on about it until
the next famous person dies. It's been long
enough. They need to cover something else.
He was just a singer. He wasn't a god. They
don't need to go on that long. They've gone
on longer about him than they did about
Princess Diana. We don't even have kings
and queens in this country and everybody
was mourning her. They need to get through
with it and go on.
*I see where they are making a big fuss
about Michael Jackson passing away. What
about the other famous people who passed
away recently like Karl Malden, Billy Mays,
Farrah Fawcett. There are people right here
in Okeechobee who passed away during
that time too. I don't think he was that great
myself. People make idols out of everything
nowadays. And if you have a false idol, God
is not going to like that.
Michael Jackson was a very strange per-
son who got a lot of publicity. I don't think it
is right they are holding him up like he was
some kind of role model for the kids. No
mother wants her child to turn out like he
did. Sure, he was a good singer and a good
entertainer. But there are many good enter-
tainers. That doesn't make their lives more
important than anyone else's. I am sick and
tired of turning on what is supposed to be
the news and hearing more about Michael
Jackson.

Sheriff
I would like to commend our sheriff,
Paul May. The more I hear about him and
the way he runs his department, the more
I like him. I think he is a very honest and
courageous sheriff and I want to say 'Thank
You' from all of us.
My heart goes out to the sheriff's de-
partment. The allegations against one of
their most trusted long-term officers has
caused pain for everyone in the department.
I just want them to know that all of the sher-
iff's office personnel and their families are in
our prayers during this difficult time.


STo report the news with honesty, accuracy,
purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity,
fearlessness and compassion.
STo use our opinion pages to facilitate community
debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts of interest or
potential conflicts to our readers.
To correct our errors and to give each correction
the prominence it desrves
* To provide a night to reply to those we wrie about
* To et people with ouesy, respect and compassn.
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OPINION


July 12, 2009




July 12, 2009


Submitted photos/Bill Black
Newberry College

Wrestling Scholarship
Bruce Jahner presented Tyler Hayes
with the Newberry College Wres-
tling Scholarship at the Okeecho-
bee High School Awards night.


Okeechobee
Forecast
Weather forecast for Okeechobee
County from the National Weather Service
Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Partly cloudy with a high near 91
with a 40 percent chance of scattered show-
ers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Winds
will be calm becoming east southeast be-
tween 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with low around
72 and a slight chance of showers and thun-
derstorms before 11 p.m. Winds will be
from the southeast around 5 mph.
Extended Forecast
Monday: Partly cloudy with a high near
92 and a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms after noon. Winds will be
calm.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a
low around 71 AND A 20 percent chance
of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will
be calm becoming south southeast around
5 mph.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a high near
91 and a 30 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Winds will be from the
south southeast around 5 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a low
around 72 and a slight chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Winds will be from the
southeast around 5 mph.

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Facing the fear
By Elder John T. Garner
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When Franklin Roosevelt became presi-
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cial crisis that his country has ever faced.
In his State of the Union speech, he made
his famous statement: "We have nothing to
fear but fear itself." He realized something
that we have to realize as we face this cur-
rent financial crisis; that the number one
problem we face during these tough times
is fear. Look around and you will see, if you
haven't already, that people are consumed
with fear.
Certainly the media doesn't help. If you
spend any time watching the news channels
or listening to the news on the radio or read-
ing a newspaper, you'll be bombarded with
the latest renderings of the same old tale of
financial woes and expected disaster that
seems to be just around the corner. Then
there are the aspersions that are always be-
ing cast on those who are in leadership in
this country and you start wondering, not
for the first time, if there is anyone that you
can trust to get us out of this mess.
Let me offer a solution if I may. First of all,
we must realize that the problems we face
are nothing new. Men and women have
been dealing with the uncertainty of eco-
nomics for millennia. In this country alone,
there have been countless market crashes
and financial downturns; each one creating
a degree of panic and fear that has gripped
the populace until "better times" eventually


have replaced the hard times. So, what I'm
saying is that this too will pass.
Along with accepting this realization,
(which, to be honest, can only work to re-
duce the fear we face, not remove it) we
have to discover a supply source that does
not falter or undergo the vicissitudes of an
unstable economic system. Simply put, we
must place our faith on something besides
money and the lie that somehow that will
bring us security and happiness because it
won't. Only Christ can do that for He is the
solution to the fear that grips us.
The Scripture tells us an interesting truth
that, I think, will sum up what I'm trying
to say. First John 4:18 says this:" "There is
no fear in love. But perfect love drives out
fear..." That perfect love is only found in
Christ. John 3:16 declares how perfect that
love is by telling us that God loved us so
much that He gave us the very essence of
Himself in Christ to pay the sacrifice for our
sin. A God that loves us that much will not
leave us to the whims of a harsh and imper-
sonal world. If we will seek, He will remove
the fear that consumes us and replace it
with a faith that compels us to trust in Christ
and the hope that He offers. Hebrews 6:19
says it best:" We have this hope as an an-
chor for the soul, firm and secure..." So, the
solution is and has always been Jesus; the
Rock of our salvation.


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Community Events

Real Life Ranch to
host benefit yard sale
Real Life Children's Ranch will have their
Yard Sale open on July 13, 14, and 16,
from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

CRA Nutritional
Analysis class offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will teach a CRA Nu-
tritional Analysis Class on Monday, July 13,
at 5:30 p.m. at the Douglas Chiropractic and
Fitness Center. This is a free class. For more
information call 863-763-4320.

Free school/sports physical
As a service to the community, the Visit-
ing Nurse Association's mobile medical clin-
ic will provide school and/or sports physical
free of charge to any students in need of this
service on July 17 and July 23, from 11 a.m.
until 3 p.m. Physicals are performed by San-
dra Ripper-Brown, ARNP (Advanced Regis-
tered Nurse Practitioner), who is licensed in
the State of Florida to provide this service.
Parents and/or guardians are strongly en-
couraged to bring any available medical his-
tory information, as well as immunization
records and student identification.

County to host
volleyball tourney
County Parks & Rec. Dept. is hosting a 4v4
Summer in the Sand Co-Ed Volleyball Tour-
nament for both youth and adults. Youth
teams (ages 12-17)- Saturday, July 18 and
adult teams (18 & up) Sunday, July 19, be-
ginning at 9 a.m. at the sand volleyball courts
across Yearling Middle School on N.W 23rd
Lane. Team entry fees must be submitted to
the Recreation Department at 640 N.W. 27th
Lane (Sports Complex) no later than 1 p.m.
on Friday, July 17. Team fees: youth- $80,
adult- $150. For more information, please
call 863-763-6950.


Golf tournament
helps Firestix
Chobee Firestix Fast-Pitch Softball will
host a golf tournament on July 18 to raise
money for the team to go to the Disney
World Series, at the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club, starting at 8 a.m. Cost is $50
per player or $200 per team. Hole sponsors
are also sought. For information, call 863-
634-1722.

Fancy ME! group to meet
If you have an embroidery machine, plan
to buy one or are just interested in the con-
cept, please join us at our next meeting. It
will be held on Saturday, July 18, from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Red Cross classroom,
323 N. Parrott Avenue. This month we will
be working with "trapunto" designs. Tra-
punto embroidery is a centuries-old crafting
style where bits of fabric are raised with bat-
ting. Stitches are sewn through the fabric,
batting and stabilizer; the "puffed" negative
space forms a high relief design that makes
a huge visual impact. Free trapunto designs
can be downloaded from the internet. For
more information, please call Joan at 863-
467-0290 or Corry at 863-467-2231.

Free school/sports physical
As a service to the community, the Visit-
ing Nurse Association's mobile medical clin-
icwill provide school and/or sports physical
free of charge to any students in need of this
service on July 17 and July 23, from 11 a.m.
until 3 p.m. Physical are performed by San-
dra Ripper-Brown, ARNP (Advanced Regis-
tered Nurse Practitioner), who is licensed in
the State of Florida to provide this service.
Parents and/or guardians are strongly en-
couraged to bring any available medical his-
tory information, as well as immunization
records and student identification.

VA to host local
outpatient clinic
The Dept of Veterans Affairs and
Okeechobee Community Based Outpatient
Clinic will be hosting an Open House on Sat-
urday, July 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at


Submitted photo

Restaurant helps school
Cowboys Restaurant raised $2,128 for Okeechobee Christian Academy by do-
nating a portion of their proceeds to the school. Left to right are Rev. John T. Gar-
ner, chairman Okeechobee Christian Academy, Donna Burke and Jim McCoin,
owner of Cowboys BBQ and Steak Co.


the Okeechobee Community Based Outpa-
tient Clinic, 1201 N. Parrott Ave. All veterans
are invited. Staff will be available to assist
with healthcare and benefit questions. The
County Veterans Service Officer will be avail-
able to answer VA benefit questions. Regis-
tration and enrollment in VA Healthcare
will be conducted. Veterans who have been
previously denied due to excess income are
encouraged to reapply. Refreshments will
be provided. For further information contact
the VA Clinic at 863-824-3232 or the County
Veterans Service Office at 863-763-8124.

Freedom Outreach
Fishing tournaments
Freedom Outreach Ministries, Series II,
fishing will offer a 70 percent payback with
an $80 entry fee-cash only. The tournament
will be held at Scott Driver park on July 26
and August 30. The one-day Classic will be
held Sept. 27 with a $120 entry fee, but to
qualify for the Classic you must have fished
in at least four events. All questions, please
call 863-634-3790 or 863-634-9889.

Middle School
sports tryouts set
Soccer & Volleyball tryouts will be held
Wednesday, Aug. 26, through Friday, Aug.
28, at Osceola Middle School from 3:45-
5:30 p.m. Physicals need to be turned in
NO LATER than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug.
25. Physical forms can be picked up at the
school from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. throughout
the summer.


of
Martha "Ruby" ZImmer,
who died June 29th 2009 in
Okeechobee.
Survived by the Bailey Family and
the many friends Ruby has known,
Including Dianne Scruggs.
Her daughter, Geri Bailey would
like to say Thank You and any
memorial offerings can be sent
to
3006 SE 34th Court;
Okeechobee, FI 34974.


Okeechobee News


July 12, 2009

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David Dwain Mullins Sr.
OKEECHOBEE David Dwain Mullins Sr.,
went to be with his Lord Thursday, July 9, 2009.
Born Feb. 1, 1943 to Grady
and Ines Mullins in Pax,
WVa., David was an educa-
tor for 43 years and always
cared for his students greatly.
His passion was fishing, and
he fished until his health no
longer allowed. He was also
an extremely talented wood
and metal worker. He led the church choir and
taught Sunday school at Clinton Avenue Baptist
Church in Dade City. David loved his Lord and
his family more than anything, as he spent his
life devoted to each.
David leaves behind his wife of 49 years,
Yvonne; daughters, Deanna (Ricky) Gude of
Dade City, and Trisha (Ben) Bolan of Okeecho-
bee; son, David Jr. of Okeechobee; father and
mother, Grady and Ines Mullins of Okeechobee;
grandchildren, Michael Transue, Ashley (Brad)
Howard, Matthew Gude, Jordon Bolan, and
Morgan Bolan; brother, Danny Mullins of Okee-
chobee; brother and sister-in-law, Howard
(Margaret) Younce of Pinveville, WVa.; neph-
ews, Bubba Mullins of Okeechobee and Jordon
(Dana) Younce of New Jersey; and niece, Sa-
mantha (Craig) Vandagrift of Port St. Lucie.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14 in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday,
July 15 in the Oakview Baptist Church, with Rev.
Chan Garrett officiating. Interment will follow in
the Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to the Kay Memorial Scholarship Fund,
payable to the Okeechobee Educational Foun-
dation, 700 S.W 2nd Ave., Okeechobee, FL
34974.


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Local shooters top opponents in Police and Fire Games


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Det. William Hill and Haley Bartoe
earned medals at the recent Police and
Fire Games held in June.
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The Florida Police and Fire Games ended
June 26 and two former members of the
Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD)
earned medals.
Detective William Hill and Haley Bartoe,
neither of whom are still with the OCPD, each
returned home with hardware earned in the
respective shooting matches at the June 22
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with the state's Division of Insurance Fraud,
competed in five different weapons divisions
and won two gold and three silver medals.
He won the practical pistol and riot skeet
competitions, and earned second-place fin-
ishes in the shotgun, three gun and archery
divisions.
Ms. Bartoe, a dispatcher with the Lee
I....r i-. Office (LCSO) since August
i." .... ronze medal in the practical
pistol-concealed competition.
While Detective Hill has been competing
in the annual games for the past eight years,
this was Ms. Bartoe's first time.


The Florida Police and Fire Games are
held during the third week of June in con-
junction with the International Law Games.
These games allow members of law enforce-
ment and firefighting agencies to compete in
45 Olympic-style sporting events.
According to their web site, the Florida
games started in 1985 and now feature ap-
proximately 5,000 competitors from over 200
different agencies.
The games include archery, billiards,
weightlifting, arm wrestling, basketball, base-
ball, chess, cross country run, golf, track and
field, volleyball and shooting. The games held
in this area also featured a bass tournament
on Lake Okeechobee.
Detective Hill said the games are open to
any full-time member of law enforcement as
well as firefighters, volunteers and full-time
employees. For the men, all competitors
must be current or retired sworn officers or
volunteers. For the women, the competitions
are open to non-sworn members of law en-
forcement and fire departments.
In his practical pistol matches, Detective
Hill used a Springfield XD 9mm to top other
shooters in head-to-head competitions. The
winner is the shooter who knocks down all
of their steel targets first in the best-two-out-
of-three matches.
The shotgun event is also a one-on-one
competition and consists of a series of head
plates that must be knocked down from a dis-
tance of 12-15 yards. Like the pistol matches,
this is a double-elimination event.
In the three gun competition each person
must use three separate weapons rifle, pis-
tol and shotgun and must shoot their targets
in a prescribed sequence from distances of
50 yards for the rifle, 15 yards for the shotgun
and 12 yards for the pistol. Each competition
is a best two-out-of-three series.
"This is a little nerve wracking," said De-
tective Hill. "If you shoot out of sequence or
with the wrong gun you are disqualified."
The detective used a long bow to win the


archery event, in which the winner is deter-
h, i i I .!. elective used the
same shotgun he used while with the OCPD
to capture the silver medal in the riot-skeet
event. He explained that competitors use a
standard skeet round and the maximum bar-
rel length of their weapon is 20 inches.


Detective Hill, who said he got his first
shotgun when he was around 4 years old and
has been shooting competitively "for the bet-
ter part of 20 years," was hoping to do well in
the games this year.


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The Superintendent of Schools' contract
will be amended to reflect a voluntary 5 per-
cent pay cut when the Okeechobee Count
School Board meets Tuesday, July 14, at 6
p.m. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Pat Coo-
per asked to take a voluntary salary cut due


to budget concerns. The school board mem-
bers also investigated reducing their salaries,
but discovered it was not possible under
state statutes. Several of the school board
members, however, have indicated they will
donate a portion of their salary.


Other items on the agenda include:
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Achievement Academy;
IDEA grant applications;
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to include student technology privileges and
acceptable use guidelines;
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Amendment to the superintendent of
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come embedded in cuts left in their backs,
buttocks and legs.
Mr. Jones doesn't remember TroyTidwell,
but that's understandable since Tidwell is
white and apparently only administered
punishment to white boys.
At last count, over 225 men have come
forward to join in the suit and tell of the
beatings doled out at the two schools. They
are also telling about the molestation by
evil and perverse men at the two schools.
"I remember one boy disappeared.
They said he ran," said Mr. Jones, "but they
wouldn't say anything more about him."
Like the men who worked at the school
wouldn't talk about the disappearance of


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the size of the building.
Mr. Evett presented members of both
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received the document the evening before.
"It would have been real nice if we had
gotten this a week ago," asserted the mayor.
He felt it was an insult to get the paperwork
on such short notice. He said there was no
documentation to back up the numbers.
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that boy, the boys also didn't talk with each
other about what went on in the White
House. "You didn't dare sit down and talk
about it. It was best to keep your mouth shut
and try to get out of it," Mr. Jones said.
He then began to talk about the small
block building dubbed The White House by
the boys -- the stench that filled the building
and the small iron beds on which the boys
were placed.
"It had three railings and you had to grab
the railings and hold them," he said. "You
would lie face down and if you moved they
would hit you across the back and bust the
hide. And the pillow -- everything be in that
pillow and that's why you didn't want to put
your face in it. But, you had to." He said if a
boy screamed or moved, other boys would
be brought in to hold him down. One boy,
recalled Mr. Jones, was beaten to the point
that he developed hemorrhoids.

continuing discussion after his presentation.
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Chief
Nick Hopkins said that 47 percent of his
budget was for EMS and 53 percent for fire.
Ms. Encinosa informed the officials that
any unused assessments collected for EMS
would be carried forward in the EMS fund
balance. They are legally restricted funds
that can only be used for EMS. City council-
man Dowling Watford Dowling expressed
concern about commercial rates. He said
the rate should be based on the number of
people. He said people generate ambulance
calls, not buildings. Commissioner Joey
Hoover countered with the statement that
the number of occupants can change daily
but the size of the building cannot change
without the county being aware of it. "You


And there was the large fan, which is al-
ways mentioned by boys who were "taken
down" to the The White House.
"They would start that fan to keep the
noise inside," said the former grove worker.
Then came that day in the laundry -- the
day that not only left him a "marked man"
but was among his last at Marianna.
While Mr. Jones was doing his job and
pressing a pair of pants, another boy who
was mad at him stood nearby and waited for
the right moment to get even with Mr. Jones.
As he lifted the lid of the topper to rub out
the wrinkles in a pair of pants he was press-
ing, the boy reached over and hit the button
that automatically caused the lid to close on
the hands of Mr. Jones.
When the lid was lifted his skin was stuck
to it.
"Both hands stuck to t top of the top-
per. The meat was stuck to the top and the

are trying to put a round peg in a square
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Whorley. He said that the fire assessment is
a property based service while EMS assess-
ment is a user based service. The proposed
EMS assessment puts all the burden on the
land owners. Mr. Whorley said this was
unfair since medical emergencies are not
based on property ownership.
The city council will hold the first reading
on the proposed EMS assessment on July 21
and a second reading on Aug. 4. There will
be a public meeting on Sept. 3, for city and
county residents and a final public hearing
before the county commission on Sept. 10.
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bing his hands. "They grafted skin from my
legs to put on my hands. The little finger
on my right hand and both thumbs are still
numb. I can't stand cold because it feels like
my hands are on fire."
The boy, who was an employee at the
school, was sent home without any sort
of punishment. "When that boy burnt my
hands is when they decided to let me go
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By Katrina Elsken
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As the H1N1 Virus pandemic continues
to be in the news, the virus has now spread
to all 50 states as well as U.S. territories.
"The trends in other states is peaking our
attention," said Mitch Smeykal, preparedness
and response coordinator for the Okeecho-
bee County Health Department.
He said health officials are re-evaluating
the risk factors and plans for distribution of
flu shots. Recent reports indicate pregnant
women are one of the higher risk groups,
he explained. The numbers reported can be
deceiving, he added, since only confirmed
cases are reported. Some cases may be wait-
ing on test results. Other people may have a
mild case of what they assume is just "the
flu" and not even go to a doctor.
He said there is also some lag time as the
reports make their way through the system
so numbers reported by various agencies
might vary, In Florida, reports go from the
county health departments to Tallahassee,
then to the CDC, then to the WHO.
According to the Center for Disease Con-
trol reports updated Friday, July 10, there are
1,781 HIN1 cases in Florida.
Eight Florida deaths have been connect-
ed with the disease.
According to the Okeechobee Health De-
partment, six cases of H IN I have been con-
firmed in Okeechobee County.
The deaths in Florida have been in Mi-
ami-Dade County, Orlando, Duval County


and Palm Beach County.
Nationwide, 37,246 cases have been re-
ported, with 211 deaths.
Wisconsin leads the 50 states in the num-
ber of cases with 6,031. South Dakota has
the fewest cases reported, with 34. New
York, with 2,582 cases reported, leads the
nation in the number of deaths with 52.
On June 11, 2009, the World Health Or-
ganization (WHO) raised a worldwide pan-
demic alert for novel influenza A (H1N1). At
the time, more than 70 countries had report-
ed cases of HIN1 infection.
Since the WHO declaration of a pan-
demic, the new H1N1 virus has continued
to spread, with the number of countries
reporting cases of novel HIN1 nearly dou-
bling. The Southern Hemisphere's regular
influenza season has begun and countries
there are reporting that the new HINI virus
is spreading and causing illness along with
regular seasonal influenza viruses. In the
United States, significant novel HIN illness
has continued into the summer, with local-
ized and in some cases intense outbreaks
occurring. The United States continues to re-
port the largest number of novel H 1N I cases
of any country worldwide, however, most
people who have become ill have recovered
without requiring medical treatment.
According to the CDC, HIN is a new flu
virus of swine origin that first caused illness
in Mexico and the United States in March and
April, 2009. It's thought that the flu spreads
in the same way that regular seasonal in-


fluenza viruses spread, mainly through the
coughs and sneezes of people who are sick
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flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough,
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and fatigue. In addition, many people also
have reported nausea, vomiting and/or diar-
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Cover your nose and mouth with a tis-
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tissue in the trash after you use it.
Wash your hands often with soap and
water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effec-
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Avoid touching your eyes, nose or
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Try to avoid close contact with sick
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If you are sick with a flu-like illness, stay
home for 7 days after your symptoms begin
or until you have been symptom-free for 24


hours, whichever is longer. This is to keep
from infecting others and spreading the vi-
rus further.
Follow public health advice regarding
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$45.00 $52.00
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1500-2000 $57.50
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Calves 483
Cows 86
Str 9
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Bulls 14
Yrlngs 18


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200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450
450-500
550-600
600-650
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123-145
125-142
112-122
107-111
101-108
97-105
91-101
90-97
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107-127
105-120


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90-103
90-95
85-95
84-94
83-94
83-88
83-85
80-86
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75-85
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400-450 90-108 80-86
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FLORID IN AND FOR
OKEECHOIBEE COUNTY
CIVIL GrIVSINs
CASE NO. 2009 CA 278
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHUTAKER MORT-
GAGE CORP.,
Plaintff,
MATHEW LEE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MATHEW LEE, BRANDON B,
TANKERSLEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF BRANDON B. TANKERSLEY; IF
LIVINGS INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOU OF SAID DEFENDANTS) F
ARR ND IF D0ECEA
HE RESPE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTED, ASSIGNEES,
CREDIRS, E AND TRs-
TEES, AND ALL OTER PERSONS
MING BY THROUGH, UNDER

ENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WeT
ANY GRANTEES ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENRS, OR TRUS-
TEES OF SAID D-EEDANT S) AND
ALL OTHER PRSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TENANT
#1, UNKNOWN TENNT #2,


TO: BRANDON B. TANKERSLEY IF
D efe d en s n N 8o
LIVING INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTS), IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAtINST THE NAMED D0BI0-
DANT(S),

YOU ARE HEREBY reured to file
your a e wnten defense,
any, in oe above proceeding wth
the Clek o s Court and tsere
a copy hereof upon the plarntffs
attorney, Law mffi of Danld C.
Conuegra 9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa FL 33619-1328, telephone
(313i 915-3660, faicomle
8Ji 95-0559, within thirty days of
the first publcaton of this Noftce,
the nature of s peedng bng a
suit for foredosure of rtgage
against the following debed prop-
erty, to wR.
LOT I OF TCT 14 OF THE
EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF
THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 14, SEC-
TMON 36 TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RINGE 33 EAST AND
LOT a, nTRAT 14 OF ThE WEST
1/2 Of THE EAST 1/2 OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH
1/2 OF TRACT 14, SECTION
36, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGES 3A THROUGH 3D, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-

14830 NW 250TH STREET AND
14882 NW 250TH STREET
OKEECHOBEE, eL 34972
If you fali to ie yor aner or
writen defense i the above ro-
ceedlng, on plainff attorney, a de-
fault wtl be entered aart you for
the reief demanded n he Complat
or Pettlon.
DATED at OKEECHOBEE County
ths 8thy ay of July, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clrk of the OrCut Court
By: Arlene Neals
Deputy Oerk
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT O 1990; In
acordance with the Amer'ans
With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a spec al aomoda-
tion to pardpate in this po-
ceedinW should contact Court
esne das psior to the proceed-
ing at 250 NW Country Club
Dcvf, Port St. Lucie, Florida
34986, (772) 807-4370 within
Working days of your re-
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July 12, 2009 Okeechobee News 15


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Williamson

Memorial
Frank "Sonny" Williams, Jr., pre-
sented Taneisha Mitchell with the
Frank W. Williamson Sr. Memorial
scholarship at scholarship night.


David Williams

Family
Pam Williams and David Williams
presented Robyn Futch with a
scholarship at the OHS Scholarship
Night 2009.


hBY O KEEHBErnCl N A P IN n rIN
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER
TtIE ADOPTION OF A COUN FF ORDINANCE




AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, IMPOSING A SIX ONTH
MORATORIUM ON THE COLLECTION OF IMPACT FEES IMPOSED
BY OKEECHOBEE COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND
PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABIUTY; PROVIDING FOR
CODIFICATION AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.






ClifBetts Jr, Chairman
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
iharon Roberon, Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
327072 ON 7/12/09


Remy-Lou

Durrance
Pam Williams and David Williams
presented the Remy-Lou Durrance
Memorial scholarship to Rebekah
Bishop at the OHS Scholarship
Night.


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Community Calenda

SUNDAY
A.A. meeting 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.
MONDAY
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.
Coast Guard Auxiliary of Okeechobee
meets the second Monday of each month, at
7 p.m. at the entrance to Okee-Tantie Camp
Grounds. We are seeking new members who
are, "Semper Paratus Always Ready."
For information call 863-824-7623
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.V.R 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. For information or to schedule
an appearance for your organization or group,
contact Marge Skinner at 863-532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee
will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The meeting is
open to anyone interested in tracing his or her
ancestry. The annual membership is $10 per per-
son, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve
at 863-467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://
www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
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 Karen Graves,
Chapter leader would like to extend a warm wel-
come to any interested persons to come by and
see what they are about. For information call 863-
763-6952.
Flottilla 57 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
meets at 7 p.m. at the Coast Guard Auxiliary
Station located at the entrance to Okeetantle on
Road 78 on the second Monday of each month.
Everyone is welcome to come as a guest and in-
quire about membership. Do get your safe boat-
ing certification. Call to enroll for course or to in-
quire about membership 863-763-0165.
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. For information please
call Capt. Joe Papasso 561-252-0916 or Lt. Greg
Gernat 863-697-9915 Freedom Ranch Al-Anon
meets every Tuesday and is open to all who deal
with someone with addictions. There is support
with this epidemic. The meetings are Tuesdays
at 7 p.m. at the Freedom Ranch, 11655 Hwy. 441
S.E. Contact Jay at 863-467-8683 for questions
or concerns.
The Lighthouse Refuge Support Group is


been abused. They meet on the first and third
Tuesday of every month from noon until 2 p m. at
First Baptist Church, 401 SW. 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.
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition
meets the second Tuesday of the month, at 11:30
a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, lunch
is provided. For information contact Jim Vensel
at 863-697-1792.
New Beginnings Narcotics Anonymous meets
at The Gathering Church, 735 SW 24th Ave, at 7
p.m. in the youth building behind the church. For
information, call Monika at 801-3244 or Rocy at
610-0975
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, Call 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.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will
meet at the Grace Christian Church Fellowship
Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently home
schooling or interested in home schooling is wel-
come. For information, call Lydia Hall 863-357-
6729 or Betty Perera 863-467-6808.
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. j.
be ,Il .I r..- ,r,., .
of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discus-
sion 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
everyTuesdayat 10a.m.
51 IN-: M : :-,- E- .- 3-. ,
Sn : iE I- ..' ,.I ,,i
Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome For infor-
mation, contact Brenda
Nicholson at 863-467-
2321.
Family History
Center meets from 1 un-
til 5 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints, 310 S.W. lable frl
ested in finding who Av abe
your ancestors are is
welcome to attend. For
information, call The
Fami i :.-., :enter
at .- *: or
Richard Smith at 863-
261-5706 for special
appointments.
Widows and
Widowers support
group meets at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S.
Parrott Ave., for break-
fast. For information,
June Scheer at 863-
634-8276
The Gathering
Church Overcomers
Group meets at 7:30
.m. in the fellowship
all at 1735 S.W. 24th
Ave. This is a men's
only meeting. For infor-
mation, call arl at 863-
763-0139
Bible study at the
Living Word of Faith
Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave, at 7 p.m Informal
and informative discus-
sions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone
is invited.
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held from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will
be an open meeting,
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition
meets every second Tuesday, at 11:30 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church. For informa-
tion contact Jim Vensel at 863-697-1792.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets
at Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth
Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30 until
8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support
or someone just to care are welcome. For infor-
mation call the hot line 863-801-9201 or 863-697-
9718.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a week-
ly meeting. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meets
at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Avenue on Tuesdays, 6 until 7 p m. (Use
4th Street entrance.) Overeaters Annonymous is
not a diet club. The only requirement for mem-
bership is a desire to stop eating compulsively.
For more information call Loretta at 863-763-7165
or 863-697-0206.
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St., will be hosting God's Time --a morn-
ing of free organized Christian activities that in-
cludes play, instruction and interaction for par-
ents and their pre-school children. The event will
be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
Child care will be provided for infants during the
class. For information, call 863-763-4021.
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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16 Okeechobee News July 12, 2009


Torres to play
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Ivan Torres will live out a lifetime goal of
playing college soccer this year.
Torres signed with Brewton Park College
in Mount Vernon, Ga., after he attended a try-
out at the college and impressed the coach-
ing staff.
"I'm excit- a
ed. I'm getting
ready to head
out of here,"
he said.
Torres said
he visited the
January and
showed the
coaches what
he had and
could do and
the coach
liked it. "He
called right Okeechobee News/Charles
after that and Murphy
he was in- Ivan Torres.
couple of us."
Torres will join Brahman teammate Mi-
sael Alvarado at Brewton Parker. Alvarado
will compete in cross country.
Torres said the men's soccer team is on
the rise and the girl's soccer program is one
of the best in the nation.
Torres also vowed to stick to his studies.


college soccer
He will major in visual arts. He said he en-
joys working on the computer.
Torres goes from being a Brahman to be-
ing a Baron.
Torres grew up and was born in Okeecho-
bee. He played all four years of high school,
at Osceola middle school, and on several
youth teams.
He praised Coaches Lonnie Sears and
Mark English for helping him improve his
college skills. He also thanked his parents
Aurelio and Maria for their support.
Coach Sears said he was very proud of
Ivan and his accomplishments.
Torres was named to the Treasure Lake
Conference All Conference first team this
past season. The Brahmans were runners
up in their district and qualified for post sea-
son play.
Torres will play for Coach Jose Caraballo.
He played competitively at Brewton Parker
and has returned to head up the program.
"It's very exciting. He (Caraballo) told
me I'm on the roster. He told me to show
up in shape and be ready to earn a spot on
the squad. I want to experience college level
soccer and get ready for it, see how it is."


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