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Vol. 100 No. 106 Friday, September 4, 2009


50 Plus tax


e Sheriff takes aim at 'bad' guns


Brahmans face
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Index
Classifieds .................................. 16-22
Community Events........................... 6
Crossword.............................. .. 22
Obituaries.............................. 6
O p in io n .......................................... 5
Speak Out ....................................... 4
Sports ............................. ... 15,23
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May and his department is
getting into the gun-buying busi-
ness, and criminals are paying for
it.
On Saturday, Sept. 26, Sher-
iff May and some of his deputies
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) will hold
a gun buy-back program at the
Douglas Brown School, 726 N.E.
16th Ave., from 9 a.m. until noon.
On that day the sheriff will be buy-
ing any operable firearm with no
questions asked.
This program, said Sheriff


May, has never been offered in
Okeechobee County before.
"We're looking to get the bad
guns off the street," he said. "If
we get 50 guns, that will make it a
success. Anything more than that
would be excellent."
Sheriff May said OCSO Lieuten-
ant Lester Yeates and OCSO Detec-
tive Ted Van Deman, who are both
certified firearms instructors, will
be on site to inspect and buy the
guns. They will have the option of
paying up to $100 cash for a func-
tional firearm.
The program is open to anyone
and there will be no paperwork
to fill out and no questions asked.
Both Sheriff May and Detective


Van Deman said they will accept
any type of firearm but will only
pay for those that actually work.
Each gun bought by the sher-
iff's office will be checked to see
if it was stolen or used in a crime.
But, because no questions will be
asked, the identity of the person
turning over the gun will not be
known.
"We won't have any record of
who gave what," the sheriff said.
Sheriff May said the program
is the result of several shootings
in the Douglas Park area, and is
aimed at getting guns off the street
and preventing more shootings.
"It's also being done at the re-
quest of some citizens in the area,"


said Sheriff May. "I met with some
citizens there about a month ago
about the violence there and this
was one of their suggestions. The
purpose is to try and prevent any
shootings in the future. We don't
expect this to help with anything
that's already happened."
The sheriff went on to say that
this type of program has been ef-
fective in Palm Beach County and
in Fort Pierce.
As for where the money is com-
ing from to carry out the program,
Sheriff May said it's being paid for
by other criminals.
"This is not being done with
See Guns Page 2


Weekend brings rodeo and festival
By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
This weekend brings Okeecho-
bee's annual Labor Day Festival
and the Okeechobee Cattlemen's
Labor Day Rodeo.
Festivities start tonight, at 6:30
p.m. with the annual Cattlewom-
en's Dance at the Shrine Club on
Hwy. 78 West. Cost is $250 per table
of eight or $25 per person. Tickets
can be purchased at Eli's Western
Wear, 907 N.W Park Street or Por-
ter's Cleaners, 1700 South Parrott
Avenue, Okeechobee.
The festival in downtown Flager
Park starts Saturday at 9 a.m. The
festival will include a variety of arts
and crafts and food booths as well
as live entertainment. The festival
continues until 4 p.m.
Championship Bull Riding starts
at 2:30 p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center
on Saturday.
Okeechobee News/File photo Also in Flagler Park on Saturday,


The rodeo clowns are sure to be busy at the Championship Bull Riding event at the Agri-Civ
Center today and at the Labor Day Rodeo Sunday and Monday.


See Rodeo Page 2





Okeechobee News September 4, 2009


Rodeo
Continued From Page 1

the Okeechobee Tea Party will take place
next to the war memorial from 10 a.m. until
noon. Several local business leaders, radio
talk show host Barry Foster, and constitution
expert Dr. Marshall DeRosa will be deliver
the message at the Tea Party.
On Sunday, the festival in Flagler Park re-
opens at 9 a.m. and continues to 4 p.m.
The first day of the Okeechobee Cattle-
men's 58th Annual Dodge Labor Day Rodeo
will be at the Agri-Civic Center on Sunday.
Kid's "mutton bustin" starts at 2 p.m. The
rodeo starts at 2:30 p.m. The two-day ro-
deo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo
Cowboys Association (PRCA) and draws top
rodeo cowboys from all over the country.
On Monday-Labor Day-the festival in
the park opens at 9 a.m. The annual Cattle-
men's Labor Day Parade in downtown
Okeechobee starts at 10 a.m.


Guns
Continued From Page 1

taxpayer's money," he said. "The money
was confiscated from drug dealers and it
gives me great pleasure to use their money
for such a worthwhile project."
When a gun is brought in either Lt.
Yeates or Detective Van Deman will unload
the weapon and make it inoperable with zip
ties. The citizen will then turn the gun over
to an evidence custodian, and the citizen
will be paid in cash when the gun is turned
over.
"Anybody in Okeechobee County can
bring us a gun. If it's not used by this depart-
ment it will be destroyed. We will not trade
out and put a gun back on the street," said
Sheriff May.
Detective Van Deman said the guns will
be made inoperable and then destroyed by
sawing them in half.
Both men said even though they won't
be paid for it, citizens are welcomed to bring
in any type of gun -- BB or pellet guns, for
example -- and they will be destroyed by the
sheriff's office.
"It is my hope that this program will rid
the streets of these unwanted guns to re-
duce the violence that is becoming all too
frequent," Sheriff May said.


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The traditional parade route starts near
U-Save on Parrott Avenue (U.S. 441), contin-
ues north to Park Street (State Road 70) and
then goes west to the end of Flagler Park.
The festival in the park continues until 4
p.m.
At 2 p.m. the rodeo resumes at the Agri-
Civic Center with the second day of "mutton
bustin" with PRCA rodeo action starting at
2:30 p.m.
The entrance to the Agri-Civic Center is
off State Road 721.
Advanced rodeo tickets are $12 for adults,
$6 for children 6 and over, ages 5 and under
are free. Advanced tickets can be purchased
from Eli's Western Wear located at 907 N.W
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Tickets at the gate will be $15 for adults,
$8 for children 6 and over, ages 5 and under
are free.
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Today: Mostly cloudy with a high near 91
and a 50 percent chance of scattered show-
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will be calm becoming west around 5 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a low
around 71 and a 30 percent chance of scat-
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p.m. Winds will be from the east around 5
mph becoming calm.
Extended Forecast
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a high
near 92 and a 50 percent chance of scat-
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after noon. Winds will be calm becoming
east around 5 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with a
low around 72 and a 30 percent chance of
scattered showers and thunderstorms be-
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southeast around 5 mph.


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Couple accused of 'cooking' meth


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The two toddlers of a local man and
woman were taken by the state following
the couple's arrest for reportedly 'cooking'
methamphetamine in their Four Seasons
home.
Steven C. Kent and his wife, Rachel N.
Kent, were both arrested Aug. 26 after a
search warrant was served on their single-
wide mobile home by detectives from the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force and the
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Both were charged with the felonies of
unlawful possession of listed chemicals,
manufacture of methamphetamine and
possession of methamphetamine. Each was
also charged with the misdemeanor of pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Steven's bond was set at $11,500, while
his wife's bond was set at $30,500.
The husband and wife were both ar-
rested the next day by Detective Rosemary
Farless, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), on two counts of neglect of
a child. Steven's bond on those charges was
set at $10,000, while Rachel's bond was set
at $2,000.
The children, ages 3 and 5, were taken
from their parents by the Department of
Children and Families (DCF).
A task force detective said Steven Kent
was also arrested on a warrant for failure to
pay child support. His bond on that charge
is a $1,000 cash purge.
Before anyone could enter the Kent's
home on N.E. 70th Ave. a special group
called the Clandestine Laboratory Entry
Team (C.L.E.T.) conducted a search of the
residence. In the home they reportedly found
a methamphetamine 'cooking' operation.
According to an arrest report by a task
force detective, that team found: .01 grams
of methamphetamine; fertilizer; sodium
hydroxide; about 20, 12-hour cold tablets;
approximately 10, 24-hour cold tablets; two
lithium batteries; rubbing alcohol; two reac-
tion vessels; and, plastic tubing.
"Due to my training and experience, the
above listed chemicals are commonly used
for the production of methamphetamine,"


stated the detective in his
report.
At this stage of the in-
vestigation, the detective
said it's not known if the
meth was being produced
for personal use or sale.
"He's been in opera-
tion approximately seven
months give or take," Steven C.
said the detective. Kent
The detective said while
the operation found in the
home was simple, it was
still deadly.
"It's simple, but it's dan-
gerous," said the detective.
"If he makes one mistake
while cooking it can be
deadly. It can freeze your
lungs."
It's also not uncom- Rachel N.
mon for the chemicals to Kent
explode.
Before law enforcement personnel en-
ters a site where they believe meth is being
made, a specially trained team dressed in
hazardous material suits must first go in and
take care of the chemicals.
While the couple's children were not in
the home when the warrant was served, the
task force detective said the entry team did
find children's clothing and toys inside the
home.
The detective said this was not the first
time that the couple has been arrested on
drug charges.
Records indicate that Steven and Rachel
were both arrested in October of 2002 on
charges of possession of a controlled sub-
stance, sale/manufacture/delivery/posses-
sion of a counterfeit controlled substance
and the unlawful possession of listed chemi-
cals.
According to court records, those charges
against Rachel were eventually dropped.
Steven, however, was sentenced by Cir-
cuit Court Judge Dan Vaughn on May 30,
2003, to 18 months probation on the first
two charges. The unlawful possession of
listed chemicals charge was dropped by the
state, court records show.


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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
FORT PIERCE-An Okeechobee man
is being held in the St. Lucie County Jail,
accused of battering a New Horizons staff
member and knocking another man un-
conscious.
Anthony S. Wright,
20, N.W Seventh St.,
was arrested Aug. 30 on
a felony charge of bat-
tery on detention staff.
He was also arrested on
a misdemeanor charge
of battery-causing great
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Wright's bond has Wright
been set at $11,000.
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iff's Office (SLCSO) arrest report Wright


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neck until Mr. Herrera was rendered un-
conscious. Other staff members separated
Wright from Mr. Herrera.
Mr. Herrera was taken to Lawnwood
Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce for
treatment, while Wright was taken into
custody and transported to the county jail.
A check of jail records on Thursday,
Sept. 3, indicated that Wright is still in cus-
tody.


September 4, 2009


Okeechobee News




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OPINION


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topics. What follows is a sampling of
some of the discussions currently tak-
ing place. Thanks for participating!

Taylor Creek Bridge accident
Myself and probably the rest of the com-
munity would like to know what is going on
with the investigation of the young man that
was hit at the foot of the Taylor Creek Bridge
several months ago? Is the family going to
get answers? They seem to move pretty
quickly on others but not this one.

Tax assessments
Most market values came down but the
Tax Assessed values raised a small amount,
not the state allowable 3 percent. BUT! If
you look only at your county tax amount you
will see it is actually up some 44 percent,
in my case at least. You must take the pro-
posed, with change amount, add the new
$74 charge, which was in your last year's ac-
tual taxes, and the $10 increase on the other
fire tax. Now, subtract this years proposed
+ the 74 & 10
and this gives
you the $$ in-
crease from
last year. Di-
vide that figure
by last years
actual tax and
this gives you
your percent
increase. By
the way, did you notice the County Bond
more than doubled? This is also another in-
crease. If we cannot pay for something like
the agri-civic center in less than 20 years,
we do not really need it? Especially when it
cost an additional 6 or $700,000 to run each
year.
The county commissioners claim we
are paying less taxes, but my bill is more
than $300 higher than last year even though
the market value on my property dropped
considerably. I don't know who is paying
less taxes, but it isn't me or anyone in my
neighborhood I have talked to.


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Man over the limit
in fatal crash
There is a continual problem with peo-
ple who are in the country illegally driving
without a license and without insurance.
They do this because they know odds are
they won't get caught, and if they do get
caught they just pay a fine. This guy did not
even have a driver's license and had no busi-
ness driving at all -- much less driving drunk.
But the FHP and local cops do not have the
manpower to stop every vehicle, check driv-
er's license and insurance and then arrest all
those driving without a license and tow the
vehicles to an impound yard and keep them
there until the owner can show a driver's
license, proof of registration and insurance.
They do "spot checks" once in a while, but
not nearly enough checks to catch even a
small percentage of those driving without a
license and without insurance.

Female inmates
charged with battery
I saw an article in the Okeechobee
News about a fight at VisionQuest. What's
wrong with these girls? I say we get them
in the ring and let them fight until one of
them taps out. If they have that much an-
ger pent up inside of them that's what they
need to do. Sell tickets and concessions and
the could even make some money. Heck,
we could do the same for male prisoners,
and maybe even have intergender matches
as well. I know this sounds crazy but so do
these prisoners.
It worked for Okeechobee's first law-
man, Pogy Bill. When boys had a dispute,
Pogy Bill made them settle it in the boxing
ring.

Judge keeps his cool
Another great story from the Okeecho-
bee News -- how the judge kept his cool
while being disrespected by a defendant.
Wow. I would throw him in jail and swal-
low the key. If I was the judge. Who the heck
does this guy think he is to disrespect the
judge the way he did?
In the courtroom, the judge is the king.
Mess with him and he can find you in con-
tempt and send you right to jail -- no trial, no
jury, straight to jail. Sounds like this guy was
just asking for it, being so disrespectful as to
use profanity to a judge.


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Garbage collection
I know it's way too late to change the
public's ways of dealing with household
trash, but if they were willing, I believe they
could reduce it by a great amount. Every-
thing has to be throw-away for convenience
sake, nowadays. Some people used to have
gas incinerators in their homes and it re-
duced the amount of trash that had to be
taken away to practically nothing. Although
it is cheaper to simply pitch it instead of re-
cycling, it would keep a lot of stuff out of the
landfills. Consider how they use plastic jugs
to make park benches, deck material and
what all else? And tires to make parking lots
etc. The way we consume, it's a wonder we
aren't walking around on our trash.
I think many people would be willing
to recycle if the county made it a little easier.
They only have curb side recycling in a very
small part of the
county. It was sup-
posed to be a pilot
project but was
never expanded so
only a select few get
that service. Why
have it for some if
you can't have it for
all? Doesn't seem
right to me. If they
can't provide recy-
cling pickup for all
county residents f-
with their garbage [
pickup, maybe they
could discontinue the curb side for the se-
lect few and use that money to put in more
recycling bins throughout the county. The
only place you can take recycling isn't open
late enough for people to drop stuff off after
work and it isn't open on weekends. Not ex-
actly making it easy to recycle.

Curfew
I think a curfew for those under age 18
is a good idea. Other counties and cities in
South Florida have curfews and it does help
get the kids off the street at night. Anyone
still in school needs to be home in bed by 11
p.m. anyway. The high school starts classes
very early.
The kids need more good (supervised)
activities to keep them busy and away from
the troublemakers. A temporary curfew
might be a good idea for a limited time
while they get the underlying problem un-
der control, but I do not think it should be
permanent.


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OUA considers rate hike
I think the OUA needs to find ways to
cut their expenses before they start hiking
the prices for water and sewer service. We
already pay prices that are way too high for
what we get.
Why are they considering another
hike. We pay enough for their services. They
should go after those people who could not
pay them, and get every penny they owe
them without punishing the rest of us.
Makes me glad I have a well and a sep-
tic tank. I pay for my own well and water
system upkeep, and pay to have my water
tested. I pay to have my septic tank emptied.
And even with those expenses, I am pretty
sure it is less expense and fewer problems
than with OUA water and sewer.

Okee-Tantie rumors
I have heard a rumor that the county
may consider closing or cutting services at
Okee-Tantie. We can't let that happen. The
Okee-Tantie Recreation Area is one of the
few reasons people actually come here.
People don't come to Okeechobee County
for the Agri-Civic Center. If they go to an
event there, they usually leave and go right
home afterwards. It does not stimulate the
local economy because they never even
drive through town.
Running parks is one of the few things
that government does that is useful. I say
keep Okee-Tanie open, and pull the from
something else, for example fire some
County executives.
We need our winter guests, even if we
do not always appreciate them. They come
here for the lake.
The tax payers do have to help pay for
Okee-Tantie, but the taxpayers also get to use
it. They fish there, have picnics, hike, launch
their boats from the ramps, have fireworks
shows, etc. It's a public park and we use it. It
is also unique in that it is inside the dike. The
Agri-Civic Center is locked up most of the time
and you have to pay to use it or pay to go to
an event there. What benefit does the average
taxpayer get from that?
Okee-Tantie is a true value to the county
and needs to be exploited. The lake is famous
and we need to promote the park.
Scale back on the Agri-Civic Center if
money is that tight. It is not used that much It is
unbelievable the money that has been dumped
there. To what benefit for the citizens?


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September 4, 2009


Letters to the Editor


EMS Assessment
After reading the selfish, Bible-and-fact-
misquoting call to mob action by Rev. Paul
E. Jackson, Sr. that filled page 5 of Sunday's
paper it is clear he needs to be reminded of
something.
We are not just good Christians here in
Okeechobee. We are good Americans also.
Independent, caring, loving, intelligent, and
responsible Americans who will not be
stampeded and who will do our share to
support our community, businesses, and
neighbors. We don't like paying additional
fees, especially now, but we remain capable
of recognizing when they are necessary and
who should equitably contribute. These are.
Churches should.
Our neighbors (Christians and non-chris-
tians alike) and our organizations (for-profit
and not-for-profit alike) have a need for and
(especially in a down economy) place in-
creasing burdens on police, fire and emer-
gency medical services. Like theaters which
are willingly contributing to support these
services, churches attract large groups of
people under one roof. Like country clubs
and resorts which host weddings and are
also paying, churches host weddings and
other celebrations. Like private schools
and marital counseling offices that provide
services and pay local fees, many churches
provide the same services on the same scale
throughout the week and should pony up
the same fees.
Ironically in Okeechobee, more than any
of these businesses, churches constantly
demand extra governmental attention by
seeking unique laws, special zoning ex-
ceptions, planning actions, and even street
closings. More than any of these businesses
in Okeechobee, churches have the largest
buildings requiring the most sophisticated
training and equipment for emergency re-
sponse. And as we have regrettably recently
seen, more than any of these businesses,
our local churches have required sophisti-
cated modern investigations and other law
enforcement and court services to pros-
ecute fraud, vandalism, embezzlement. and


career child molesters among their own
clergy. Complex and expensive pursuits for
which churches pay nothing thanks to their
property tax exemptions unfairly shifting
the burden to local businesses and hom-
eowners including non-believers.
Yet that exemption will continue under
this proposal so what's all the fuss about?
The fuss is Rev. Jackson and too many
other self-serving local preachers and priests
deliberately lie when they say "the correct
name is Emergency Medical Service Tax."
It is not, Rev Jackson. It is an assessment.
An assessment on ALL of us to maintain
readiness to meet a specific need all of us
may have. It is a fair assessment, fairly ap-
portioned, just like the small handful of
other government fees and assessments that
churches already pay.
In fact, there are small churches with a
solitary small building that have small con-
gregations that will pay much less for EMS
than the average single family home. And if
our 72 churches are allowed to dodge this
EMS assessment, all homeowners em-
ployed and unemployed will pay far more.
Rev Jackson is deliberately inflammatory
and misleading when he claims this is a "tax
on God." It is a fee that will be paid by those
individuals who choose to attend a church
- or perhaps will be paid through the gener-
osity of a sole philanthropic member. And
ironically, the churches themselves control
the amount of their EMS fee. Some ministers
and priests have insisted on building ego-
nourishing megachurches and these will
pay more for their greater demands on the
system... yet it will still amount to only cents
per year for each congregant.
Rev Jackson is wrong in saying "the
whole EMS Tax is not right." Everyone I
know wants good EMS service at the ready
and understands as Rev Jackson appar-
ently does not that there is no free lunch.
Unless he is a Christian Scientist, I expect he
will be glad to accept help when, God for-
bid, he needs it in a domestic emergency or
an auto accident. Help from personnel with
improved training, more supplies and better


equipment than they would have without
this vital supplemental funding.
Rev Jackson is apparently ignorant of
democratic principles and government
structure when he claims "county commis-
sioners are trying to rule your rights" what-
ever that means. Our elected officials at the
county and municipal level have a weighty
responsibility to do what is best for the com-
munity and the people living in and traveling
through it. They must set aside their per-
sonal prejudices and preferences. Even the
unrelenting fever-pitch demands of the indi-
vidual (Rev. Jackson) who opens their meet-
ings with his "prayer warrior" invocations.
Even the pleas of their own family ministers
who want other people to pay for the bur-
den they should share. Our elected officials
must do what law, ethics, budget realities,
management analysis, and the Common
Good inform them is right... even when it
seems unpopular.
And on Sept. 10, this EMS assessment
will seem very unpopular. Using the same
blind religious loyalty ploy that Al Qaeda
uses to recruit suicide bombers and that
the ministers of Salem, Massachusetts, used
to burn troubled and handicapped girls as
witches, Rev. Jackson orders his flock and
"everyone you know that are supposed to
be Christians" to show up and "fight back"
because Jesus not only demands they do but
God Himself has a list of those "who won't."
Says who... and to what purpose? Consign-
ing them to Hell?
Tragically, there may be some swayed by
this self-serving and inflammatory rhetoric I
have not only read from this extremist but
have heard on several recent Sundays.
Let me appeal to all to pause, to not pro-
test the EMS Assessment, and in fact to do
their difficult but fair share as Americans and
residents of Okeechobee.
I will close with a point that may carry
the most weight with these otherwise well-
intentioned folks. In his lengthy (and gener-
ally irrelevant to this issue) opening biblical
citations, there is one that is conspicuously
absent. One that comes directly from the


patient, peace-inspiring lips of our Saviour.
One that totally contradicts everything Rev
Jackson's letter claims demands protest of
this reasonable and fairly apportioned as-
sessment.
Matthew 22:21: "Render therefore unto
Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and
unto God the things that are God's."
As for Rev Jackson's potential and seem-
ingly irrefutable counter that God Himself
in a vision to Rev. Jackson contradicted the
words of Jesus by ordering the Rev to oppose
the Okeechobee EMS Assessment, I can do
no better than quote the words of Susan B.
Anthony from 1898:"I distrust those people
who know so well what God wants them to
do, because I notice it always coincides with
their own desires."
Steven S. Rolling
Okeechobee

Blood drive support
Many local businesses have contributed
to the support of the upcoming Okeecho-
bee Blood Roundup. Prizes are awarded, by
drawing, to blood donors and goodie bags
are handed out to each donor. Supporting
the Nov. 13th and 14th drive during the past
week were National City Bank, Regions
Bank and Sun Bank as well as Executive Hair
Design and Spa, Accardi Dodge, Cupcake
Cuties, Nails by Tish and Tractor Supply.
Thank you to each donor.
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Community Calendar


Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669
meets at 9 a.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible
approach to losing weight and becoming part
of a caring group are welcome to come and
see what we are all about. For information,
contact Ollie Morgret at 800-932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Clubwelcomes
the public to their dance every Friday, from
7 until 10 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in
Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for
guests. For information, call 863-471-0559.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church 200 N.W.
Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. This
is an open speaker meeting.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a
weekly meeting, Overeaters Anonymous


(OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Avenue on Fridays,
6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street entrance.)
Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet club.
There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. The only
requirement for membership is a desire to stop
eating compulsively. For more information call
Loretta at 863-763-7165 or 863-697-0206.

Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Chapter DA.R. meets the
first Saturday of every month October-April at
the Public Library at 10 a.m. For information
call Kenna Noonan at 863-634-5669.

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
Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club meets
the first Monday of each month, at 7 p.m. at
323 North Parrott Ave. at the Red Cross Office.
For information contact Harold Hilliard at 863
763 5337.
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.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will
meet at the Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W
23rd Lane at 7 p.m. For information, contact
Robert Rosada at 863-467-5440.
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.


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Churches plan special events


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Seventh Day Christian
Church, 912 NW Park St,
will feature the singing group
"The Willing Vessels" from Ve-
nus on Friday, Sept. 4 at 7:30
p.m.
The Youth, grades 5 -12, of
Peace Lutheran Church, Plac
750 NW 23rd Lane, meet on
Monday evenings. Organized lAT
games and fellowship begin at W rJ
4:30 p.m. with Bible study and
dinner to follow. Ending time is 7:15 p.m.
with an extended time for high school stu-
dents. Each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. the church


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s


will study Max Lucado's book "In
the Eye of the Storm."
Grace Brethren Church,
107 S. Parrott Ave., will have a
free movie night on Friday, Sept.
4 at 6:30 p.m. The movie entitled
"Flywheel" is from the creators
of "Facing the Giants" and "Fire-
proof."
Sof On Sunday mornings the con-
S O gregation will study the Book of
is Revelation.
hnip Children's Church at Oakview
Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd
St., begins Sunday, Sept. 6 at
10:30 a.m. This is for children from the first
through third grades.
William Paul Young's book "The Shack"


will be the subject of discussion at First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec
ond St. Sept. 9 and 16 at 10 a.m. in the
Fellowship Hall. The public is invited to at-
tend. For more information contact Nancy
Vaughan at 863-763-4021.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901
SW Sixth St., is offering religious education
classes for children and youngsters, begin-
ning Sunday, Sept. 20. Registrations for
C.C.D. (Catholic Christian Doctrine) are now
being accepted. Classes for all grades, kin-
dergarten through ninth grade will be held
every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35
p.m. For more information please the parish
office at 863-763-3727.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news from
area churches. E-mail okeenews@newszap.com.


Community Events


Genealogical Society to meet
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee
will be meeting on Tuesday Sept. 8, at the
Okeechobee County Public Library at 1:30
p.m. Anyone interested in tracing their ances-
try is invited to attend. For more information
please call Eve Olson at 863-467-2674.

Hospice to host
benefit yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee (411 S.E. Fourth
Street) will hold a Yard Sale on Friday, Sept.
4, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Shop in air con-
ditioned comfort in our Blue Building or the
Country Store, where we have ALL NEW
ITEMS offered at extremely reasonable pric-
es. You can shop at our "Flea Market" (out-
side under the Carport) where every item is
only 10 cents. Funds raised will benefit pa-
tient care, including services at The Hamrick
Home. For information call 863-467-2321.

VFW Post 9528 to host
Labor Day dinner
On Monday, Sept. 7, VFW Post 9528 will
host a Labor Day ham dinner with sweet
yams, green beans, raisin sauce and ice cream
for desert. There will also be a flag burning
ceremony held and door prizes with a whole
ham auctioned off. Donation for the dinner
is just $8 per person. For more information,
contact John Patton at 863-467-0600.


Healthy Start meeting date set
The Board of Directors of the Okeecho-
bee Healthy Start Coalition will meet on
Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 11:30 p.m., in their
office, located at 575 S.W 28th Street within
the New Endeavor High School Building.
This meeting is open to the public.
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
is part of a statewide network of coalitions
responsible for planning and implementing
services to pregnant women and infants.
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is
made up of citizens interested in promot-
ing healthy families and healthy outcomes
for babies in Okeechobee. For more infor-
mation about the Coalition, please contact
Exec. Director, Kay Begin, at the Coalition
Office at 863-462-5877.

Early Learning Coalition
meeting in Okeechobee set
Early Learning Coalition of Indian Riv-
er, Martin & Okeechobee Counties, Inc.
-Okeechobee County Provider/Advisory
Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday,
Sept. 9, at noon at the American Red Cross,
323 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee.


OCEA holds first
meeting of the year
The Okeechobee County Education As-
sociation (OCEA) will have its first General
Membership Meeting of the 2009-10 school
year, Thursday, Sept. 10 at 4:30 p.m. in the
Media Center at Osceola Middle School, 825
SW 28th St. The agenda includes: introduc-
tion of building reps and updates on nego-
tiations, which continue on Sept. 16. If you
are not a member of OCEA, you may join at
the meeting. There will be door prizes and
refreshments.

Ladies Auxiliary to host
9/11 tribute
The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post
4423 will host the Third Annual Tribute to
our First Responders on Friday, Sept. 11,
beginning at 6 p.m. A nation reflects, re-
members and reunites. The event is free
and open to the public and will be held at
the VFW Post #4423, 300 N.W 34th Street,
Okeechobee. For more information, please
contact Jan Allhouse at 863-763-6803 or Post
Home at 863-763-0818.


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OKEECHOBEE -Gayle Turner, 54, died Aug.
29, 2009, in (i., .. 1 i I 1 ,,
Ms. Turner was born in
resided in Okeechobee. She
was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sister,
Margaret Curtis; daughter,
Cristy Ross; son, Christopher
Ross all of Oklahoma City,
Okla.; companion, Randy
Humm of (,ser t fil I and
five grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by her brother, Vernon Glen;
and sisters, Geraldine McGhee and Wanda
Love.
A gathering was held on Thursday, Sept. 3,
with a memorial service that followed at Haisley
Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the di-
rection of Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service.
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Contractors reminded to display license numbers


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Contractors, make sure you have the
proper license for the work you are doing
and that license number is displayed on all
advertising.
That was the message sent by the
Okeechobee County Construction Industry
Licensing Board when they met Tuesday af-
ternoon Sept. 1.
Johnny Trent ofJ T Guttering Systems, Inc.
was cited for advertising for work outside the
scope of his license and failure to display his
license number on newspaper advertising.
An advertisement for J T Guttering Sys-
tems was produced that contained the words


"Aluminum Seamless Guttering Installation
and Repair." In larger letters at the center of
the ad were the words "Hurricane Shutters."
Mr. Trent was sent a letter that stated he
was advertising to install gutters and hurri-
cane shutters and that that type of work was
out the scope of the license the county had
on record for him.
The letter went on to state that if he did
possess a license that allowed him to do that
type of work, he should register it with the
county.
Mr. Trent is licensed as a non-structural
restricted specialty contractor. This type of
license does not cover installing gutters or
hurricane shutters.
However, board member Doug Etchison


recollected that a few years ago, when the
scope of work that could be done by non-
structural restricted specialty contractors
was changed, Mr. Trent was grandfathered
in to do gutter work since he had been doing
gutter work for several years.
As for hurricane shutters, Mr. Trent stated
that he has not been installing hurricane
shutters for some time.
He said he was simply selling them, which
does not require a contractor's license. How-
ever, he did agree to take the exam to obtain
a license for installing hurricane shutters.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be
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September 4, 2009


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seeks volunteers

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Moderate Risk Commitment Program
for 13-18 year old male youth is seek-
ing volunteers who can "make a dif-
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seeking volunteers to read, be a guest
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BUDGET SUMMARY
RECAP FOR NEWSPAPER


REVENUES
WATER REVENUES
SEWER REVENUES
OTHER REVENUES
CAPITAL CONNECTION REVENUES
TOTAL REVENUES FY 2010

EXPENSES (Less Depreciation & Amortization)
OPERATING EXPENSES-WATER DEPT
OPERATING EXPENSES-MAINTENANCE DEPT
OPERATING EXPENSES-WASTEWATER DEPT
OPERATING EXPENSES-ADMINISTRATIVE DEPT
OPERATING EXPENSES-METER READER DEPT
INTEREST EXPENSE
TRANSFERS & RESTRICTIONS
TOTAL EXPENSES FY 2010

BUDGETED SURPLUS (DEFICIT) LESS DEPRECIATION

BUDGETED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS (INTERNAL FUNDING)
BUDGETED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS (EXTERNAL FUNDING)
TOTAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FY 2010

BUDGETED BOND PRINCIPAL FUNDING (1999 SERIES)
BUDGETED BOND INTEREST FUNDING (1999 SERIES)
BUDGETED BOND PRINCIPAL FUNDING (2002 SERIES)
BUDGETED BOND INTEREST FUNDING (2002 SERIES)
BUDGETED JR DEBT SERVICE PRINCIPAL FUNDING (SRF # 1)
BUDGETED JR DEBT SERVICE INTEREST FUNDING (SRF # 1)
BUDGETED JR DEBT SERVICE PRINCIPAL FUNDING (SRF # 2)
BUDGETED JR DEBT SERVICE INTEREST FUNDING (SRF # 2)
BUDGETED JR DEBT SERVICE PRINCIPAL FUNDING (SRF # 3)
BUDGETED JR DEBT SERVICE INTEREST FUNDING (SRF # 3)
BUDGETED JR DEBT SERVICE PRINCIPAL FUNDING(REGIONS)
BUDGETED JR DEBT SERVICE INTEREST FUNDING (REGIONS)
TOTAL DEBT SERVICE REQUIREMENT FY2010
PUBLISH: 090409, Okeechobee News, Okeechobee, Florida 34974


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3,623,662
20,137,012
1,554,795
31,331,354


1,423,269
1,908,927
926,541
2,006,734
242,634
1,769,760
23,053,489
31,331,354

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470,165
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192,290
412,177
227,161
65,807
38,193
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Other Revenues Include:
Penalties & Late Charges
Miscellaneous Unrestricted Revenue
Total Unrestricted Interest Income
Total Restricted Interest
Gain/Loss on Disp of Fixed Assets
Misc Restricted Revenue
Contributed Capital
Grant Funds & Loans / Bonds
Total Other Revenue








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Proposed New CIP
Complete 24" Water Main (Phase 2 & 3)
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Funded From Internal Sources:



Funded From External Sources:


Loans / Bonds
Grants


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0
Total 16,500,000


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35,000
44,127
162,676
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September 4, 2009 Okeechobee News


City council to look at



sign ordinance again


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Recognition for five years' service
Okeechobee City Councilman Dowling Watford, acting on behalf of Mayor
Jim Kirk, presents deputy city clerk Melisa Jahner with a plaque for five
years' service to the city. The presentation took place at the Tuesday, Sept.
1 city council meeting.


Okeechobee Arrest Report


The following in dividuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Don Trent White, 49, llth St., Buckhead
Ridge, was arrested Aug 30 by Deputy Patricia
Massung on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with driving while license perma-
nently revoked and driving under the influence.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Roni Escobar, 28, Okeechobee, was arrest
ed Aug. 30 by Deputy Justin Akins on a charge of
driving under the influence and no valid driver's
license. He was released on his own recogni-
zance.
Marquis Roshard Payton, 16, West 31st St.,
Riviera Beach, was arrested Aug. 31 by Deputy
Matt Crawford on a charge of battery on detainee.
After being booked into the Okeechobee County
Jail, Payton was taken to the Department of Juve
nile Justice Detention Center in Fort Pierce.
George Deane Jr, 18, S.E. 22nd Court,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 31 by Deputy
Howard Pickering on a charge of domestic bat
tery on a pregnant female. He was released on his
own recognizance.
Regina Ann Whitehead, 33, C.R. 641, Bush-
nell, was arrested Sept. 1 by Deputy Jonathan
Hazy on a Lake County warrant charging her with
the felonies of forgery and uttering a forged check
and the misdemeanor of petit theft. Her bond was
set at $2,500.
lan J. Gunz, 32, S.E. Eighth Ave., Okeecho
bee, was arrested Sept 1 by Sergeant Justin
Bernst on a charge of driving under the influence.
His bond was set at $500.
Billy Cecil Bailey, 31, Knotts Landing Road,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 2 by Deputy Dale
Hardy on a charge of driving while license sus
pended habitual offender. His bond was set at
$5,000.


William Leon Murphy, 52, S. Marion Road,
Avon Park, was arrested Sept 2 by Detective Wil-
liam Hill, from the Division of Insurance, on a
charge of failure to secure worker's compensa-
tion coverage. He was booked into the Okeecho
bee County Jail under a bond of $5,000.
Jesse James Lyng, 26, N.W 102nd St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 3 by Deputy Eli-
berto Carmona on a warrant charging him with
failure to appear possession of carisoprodol and
failure to appear resisting a law enforcement of-
ficer without violence. He is being held without
bond on those charges. Lyng was also arrested on
a warrant charging him with violation of proba-
tion trespass. His bond on that charge was set
at $1,500.
This column lists arrests and not convictions,
unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who
is later found innocent or has had the charges
against them dropped is welcome to inform this
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time the planning board and the city coun-
cil spent on the proposed ordinance before
adopting it, the ordinance came into ques
tion atthe T, i, '.-1 I city council meet-
ing. The council also put business owners
that are delinquent with their Business Tax
Receipts (BTR) on notice.
Jay Boree, who operates a business at 701
N. Parrott Ave., requested that, in the light of
the poor economic situation, the council re-
lax the requirements on banners.
He stated that he rented his building on
a month to month basis and could not af-
ford the permanent signs required by the or-
dinance. He is using several banners to ad-
vertise his business. The current ordinance
allows banners to be displayed for 14 days
at a time, four times a year.
"I ask the city to reconsider this ordi
nance," pleaded Mr. Boree."
"I think we probably went too far," stated
councilman Dowling Watford, who was act-
ing as mayor in the absence of Mayor Jim
Kirk. Councilman Watford stated that the or-
dinance might be too strict.
City Administrator Brian Whitehall noted
that they had worked on the ordinance for
over a year and held two workshops and
multiple readings.
"Every city councilman has a different
opinion," the administrator stated.
However, after some discussion, City At-
torney John Cook and city planner Bill Bris-
son were asked to research what other cities
were doing about banners and report pos-
sible options back to the board.


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Councilman Mike O'Connor brought up
the fact that 17 business owners have not
paid their BTR in two or three years. He sug-
gested a payment plan to get license fees
caught up. The council approved a payment
plan for businesses that are delinquent to
bring their licenses up to date. Mr. Cook
suggested that if necessary, citations could
be issued requiring the offending business
owners to appear in county court.
In other action:
Councilman Dowling Watford, acting
on behalf of absent Mayor Jim Kirk, pre-
sented a five year service award to Melisa
Jahner;
The council approved the closing of
SW 15th Street from SW Third Avenue to
the dead end;
The council held the first reading and
set Sept. 15 as the final public hearing on
a proposed ordinance that would rezone a
parcel on the corner of NW 9th Street and
NW 8th Avenue from Residential Multiple
Family to Commercial Professional Office to
allow Okeechobee Asphalt & Ready Mix to
build an office building; and
The council held the first reading and
set Sept. 15 as the final public hearing date
for a proposed ordinance rezoning 110 SE
4th St. from Residential Single Family 1 to
Commercial Professional Office to allow
owners Corey and Lauren Miller to move
their accounting office to that location.
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Students of the Week
Students of the Week for Osceola Middle school enjoyed pizza with Principal
Theda Bass on Thursday, Aug. 27, after having been selected by their teach-
ers for a job well done during the first week of school. From left to right the
students selected for this first week of school are: (row 1:) Tania Arshee,
Kelsi Kula, Chase Sutton, Logan Lipscomb. In row 2 are: Jerson Corsine,
Tanner Dailey, Michael Russell, Jessica Maya, and Julissa Rivera.


Healthy Start donation
Dr. Christine Brennan presents a $50 donation to Becky Smith, Liaison for
Healthy Start. This donation will help to fund Healthy Start's Educational
Baby Shower on Sept. 18, at the American Legion. Participants are educated
on issues regarding health and parenting while they enjoy baby shower fun,
food, and gifts. Donations are appreciated, call 863-462-5877.

New Horizons receives grant funds
New Horizons is pleased to announce generously supported numerous organiza-
a $25,000 grant from the Frances Langford tions throughout the years.
Foundation. New Horizons is privileged to be a ben-
"This generous donation has been des- eficiary of the generosity of the Foundation,
ignated to the 4 Our Kids capital campaign and most grateful for its support of the des-
for the new Center for Children at New Ho perately needed Children's Crisis Center.
rizons" said John B. Romano, President and For additional information about New
CEO. Completion of the center is anticipated Horizons or the "4 Our Kids" capital cam-
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September 4, 2009

How does your garden grow?


Okeechobee News


Finding plants, seeding
lawns and screening

By Dan Culbert
Bash the Peppers; Plant the Fire
Hello: I am interested in removing
some invasive Brazilian peppers and
replacing them with the native Florida
Firebush. I am having trouble sourcing
them and I was wondering if you can
point me to a local dealer. Thanks in
advance Tony.
Since you live south of here, you will find
many different nurseries that ought to have
the Florida native Firebush in its inventory.
Our local residents can consult our Okeecho-
bee Green Pages to find local nurseries and
garden centers: http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.
edu/Okeechobee.Markets.htm.
Here are a few other ways to track down
plants: I receive monthly WHOLESALE nurs-
ery lists that give quantities and wholesale
prices of available plants. Local nurseries
often use these guides in setting their prices
and finding hard-to-find plants. You can stop
by our office to see the latest issue of Plant
Finder and the Plant List.
Another source for the retail customer is
to consult the Association of Florida Native
Nurseries. If you go to the AFNN website
- http://www.afnn.org/find-plants chose
the "RETAIL source" option, then look for
"Firebush." (There are currently two native
plant nurseries in Lake Worth that carry this
plant.) For a wider source of nurseries, try
going to an Internet search engine and look
for the plant by its botanical name, Hamelia
patens.
This is an excellent time to "Bash those
Peppers," as they will be blooming in the
next few months. The flowers are now start-
ing to produce their annual crop of small red
berries, and around Christmastime the new
peppers will pop up all over our area. Re-
moving the tree now reduces the number of
seedlings that could show up in future years.
In case you would like some additional in
formation on how to remove Brazilian Pep
pertrees, please request the UF bulletin on
this subject: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/AA219
Seeding our Lot
Our church recently renovated the
grounds with a new parking lot and
softball field. We added some fill dirt
and had it smoothed out. Would a mix-
ture of ryegrass and fescue be good
choices for greening up our lawn? ~
Bill
Ryegrass is a cool season grass that will
not survive here year-round; it can be used
in the wintertime for greening up a dormant
lawn. Fescue is a great grass for the north,
but will NOT work in our Florida Yards. Ba-
hiagrass seed would be the least expensive
way to get the parking lot going. Choose the
Argentine variety of Bahiagrass.
For the ball field, you told me you wanted
bermudagrass for the infield. Common ber-
mudagrass seed is what you can easily find
locally, and choose hulled seed so it will start
to grow more quickly. (Improved varieties of
bermudagrass come only as sod, which will
be more expensive.) Also look for scarifiedd"


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Bahiagrass seed and hulled bermudagrass,
which will get growing more quickly
At this time of year you can get both of
these grasses started, but don't wait too
long, as your success with these warm sea-
son perennial turfgrass will be less when
the weather cools down. You will need 7-10
pounds of Bahiagrass seed and 2-4 pounds
of bermudagrass seed for every 1000 square
feet of lawn area. Be sure that the soil pH
is not too high (alkaline), and keep the soil
irrigated but not soaked if rain is not avail
able. Since you have added some good rich
topsoil, it will not be necessary to add fer-
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A yard without a view
Can you identify this plant?I've seen
it at a neighbor's house and want to
plant them along a chain link fence in
my back yard. I'd also like to find a lo-
cal source so that I can plant a screen
along my property line. -Teresa
The plant you showed us is called "Yew
Podocarpus." It works well in our area as
long as the soil does not stay wet for too
long. Once established, podocarpus can be
kept sheared as a formal hedge, but it also
can be left along to grow into an evergreen
tree that can reach 30 foot heights.
There are several different species of Pod-
ocarpus found in the nursery, so be sure to
ask for Podocarpus falcatus, a.k.a. Yew Pod
ocarpus. Other forms are more tree-like or
have larger coarse foliage that will not look


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Special to the Okeechobee News/UF/IFAS
Podocarpus can be used as a hedge
or as a tree. Several different species
are available and it can grow well in
our area as long as the soil does not
stay wet too long.


good if sheared. Podocarpus also has sepa
rate male and female plants. The female
plant will produce a berry (part of which is
edible), but in some Florida Yards, the fruit
may create a seasonal mess. So, choose
plants that are grown from male cuttings,
which is normally what the nursery grower
offers.
Podocarpus will be available form our lo-
cal nurseries and garden centers. Check the
Okeechobee Green Pages (above) for the
names and contact information, and sup
port our local Green Industry. Contact our
office if you want fact sheets on this land-
scape plant.
Send us your favorite garden question
by fax (863-763-5901), email (okeenews@


newszap.com) or just drop it off at the
Okeechobee News office at (107 SW 17th
St. suite D, Okeechobee, FL 34974). The Ex-
tension office will pick out three questions
that would be of greatest interest to local
residents and publish brief answers in the
Okeechobee News.
More information is available on the
Okeechobee Extension web page, http://
okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. Out of area read-
ers should first contact their local Exten-
sion office. Local residents can email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu, call us at 863-
763-6469, or stop by our office at 458 Hwy
98 N. in Okeechobee. Okeechobee County
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September 4, 2009


Business owner disputes former contractor's statements


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
There are at least two sides to every story.
Still, local businesswoman Angie Griffin was
surprised when she read an article in the
Okeechobee News "Former contractor faces
fine," about a complaint she filed with the
Okeechobee County Construction Licensing
Board. She said the story told at the meeting
bore little resemblance to the documents
she has.
Mrs. Griffin said she did not see the short
article about the Aug. 4 hearing until last
week. She explained that she did not attend
the hearing because like many other parents
in Okeechobee, she was helping her child
deal with the tragic loss of friends in an auto
accident that week.
Mrs. Griffin said she filed a complaint
against painting contractor Clint Ledford on
June 23. In the complaint, she stated she
hired Mr. Ledford to acid stain and seal the
floor of her business. She stated the sealant
was coming up off the floor and the contrac-
tor refused to fix the problems.
As quoted in the Aug. 7 article in the
Okeechobee News, Mr. Ledford told the li-
censing board he was "doing a flooring job
to help a friend." He admitted he knew his
license had expired. He claimed there was
no written proposal or contract and that af-
ter the payment was made the "friend" re-


quested a receipt to turn into the insurance
company, and at that time discovered he
did not have a license, and filed a complaint
with the county.
Mr. Ledford was fined $100.
Mrs. Griffin tells a different version of the
story. First, theyweren't friends. She said she
never met Mr. Ledford before hiring him to
do the work at her business.
"I paid him more than $10,000 so he was
hardly doing me a favor," she said.
There was both an estimate and a con-
tract, she continued.
The building was damaged by a broken
water line on Feb. 19, she explained. Her
insurance company requested she obtain
three estimates for the job.
She said a staff member at her business
knew Mr. Ledford and suggested he bid on
the job. He submitted a written estimate on
Feb. 25.
All of the estimates were sent to the insur-
ance company, and the insurance company
paid the claim on March 18, Mrs. Griffin con-
tinued.
She said the insurance paperwork was
completed before Mr. Ledford even started
work. The work was completed and the
$10,600 bill was paid in full on April 24.
Mrs. Griffin said it wasn't long after the
work was done that the sealant started com-
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on June 23, she filed a complaint with the
county.
"I called the manufacturer of the sealant,"
she said. "They told me they probably didn't
wait long enough after the stain to start ap-
plying the sealant or the else the sealant
wasn't applied properly." She said she was
told that to fix the problem, the sealant will
have to be stripped and reapplied.
"It needs to be fixed and I don't have the
money to fix it," she said.
She advises others who want work done
to their home or business to research con-
tractors to make sure they are licensed and
insured. And if you do have to file a com-
plaint, make sure you are at the hearing, she
added.


Carl Peterson, plans examiner/business
inspector with Okeechobee County, said lo-
cal residents can contact the county planning
and development department to find out if a
contractor is licensed and up to date. He said
they can also check to see if there are com-
plaints against a contractor. Interested per-
sons can also check the state website www.
myfloridalicense.com to check the status of
any professional business license.
Mr. Peterson cautioned there is a lag time
in updating the state web site so it may not
show current complaints. He also suggested
residents contact the Better Business Bureau
and the Chamber of Commerce to check on
complaints against contractors.


Moore Haven Lock to remain closed


MOORE HAVEN-Due to unforeseen
complications associated with repairs to
the Moore Haven Lock sector gates, the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville
District, will keep the lock located on Lake
Okeechobee closed until Sept. 14.
Initially, the re-opening of the lock was
scheduled for Sept. 3. The lock has been
closed for repairs since June 1 and crossing
the state via the Okeechobee Waterway
has not been possible.









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The repair to the lock is a $3.5 million,
regularly-scheduled project, conducted
once every 10 years. The work includes
upgrading navigational safety equipment,
improving manatee protection screen sys-
tems and painting and sand blasting lock
gates.
For more information, call the Jackson-
ville District Corporate Communications
Office at 904-232-2236 or 904-614-4976.








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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee plays varsity football game
in Vero Beach for the first time in many years
tonight when they tangle with
the Indians at the Citrus Bowl.
Both teams played strong
defense, but struggled on of-
fense in their season debuts
last week.
Okeechobee lost to Fort
Pierce Central 8-6 and Vero
Beach lost to in county rival
Sebastian River, 14-10.
Okeechobee Coach Myron Jackson said
he expects a hr..i ihl;. contest tonight
with two teams 1i,.1 1.1 run the football
and control the clock.
Vero Beach will feature a pair of solid
runners in Seth McNeal and Jormonte Hunt-
er, and will have considerable depth. They
had 80 players on their official football ros-
ter, which includes the junior varsity roster.
Okeechobee has hovered around 55 players
for the two teams.


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Jones good in academics and athletics


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Lionel Jones is a big reason why the cross
country team won the Skull award last year
which awards the athletic teams with the
highest grade point average on the Okeecho
bee High School campus.
Jones is near the top of his class academic
cally, and is one of its better athletes as he
competes in cross country and track each
year. He was able to study with the People
to People Ambassador Program and visited
England and France last year. He also runs
six days per week and is dedicated to his
sport, "I improved quite a bit this summer.
Last year I had some struggles. I think I will
do really well this year," he said.
Jones admitted he wanted to run over
seas in Paris and London and actually knew
of a 5 K race being held near where he was
staying. Unfortunately, that didn't pan out.
Now he has changed his focus to state side
and helping his team. "I liked running in el
ementary and middle school. I always loved
running. I never got to do track when I was
young so when I got to high school I made


sure that I started running. I feel we'll have a
good varsity team this year. Things are going
pretty well."
Jones thanked his mom, Malika Jones,
and former Coach Nathan Owen for their
assistance over the years.


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"They are a power running team. They
will test our fortitude. They will come at us
for four quarters. I think after the clock runs
out we will still stand tall," he noted.
Jackson stated that when
he played in High School Vero
Beach always competed for a
state championship. He noted
playing a good team will only
help his team improve, "What
a way to open up our season. It
will be a great measuring stick
for our team," he said. Jackson
said most of the players did face Vero Beach
as junior varsity players. He said most of the
players will be familiar with the compete
tion. The Brahmans will continue to present
a conservative game plan and try to avoid
mistakes. He praised his young quarterbacks
for their play last week as they didn't turn the
ball over, "Our quarterbacks didn't make a
bad play worse. When you get sacked it is
easy to chuck the ball up in the air and hope
our guy comes down with it. More often


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC INPUT
Okee-Tantie Park Phase II and Phase III
Okeechobee County will conduct public meetings to discuss the development of Okee-Tantle Park
- Phase II and Phase III. The sole purpose of these meetings will be to discuss a $200,000 applica-
tion for a Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program Grant to help finance development
of the site. The meetings will be conducted at the following date, times and location
Day: Tuesday
Date: 09/08/2009
Time: 2:00 pm (Phase II) and 2:15 p.m. (Phase III)
Location:
West Conference Room, Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
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than not the team with the other jersey will
come down with the football. That showed
big time maturity on their part."
Jackson also would like to see more big
plays and plans to get Walt Fortner more
involved in the offense. Fortner caught only
one pass for 20 yards last week. Marcus Mar-
tin will again be the featured running back.
He had 55 yards on 10 carries against Fort
Pierce.
"Every unit on our team will play a big
role. Our defense sparked our only touch-
down last week. It is hard to get a shutout
on defense. I'd love to have one every week
but for the most part shutouts are boring,
nobody comes to see a shutout," Jackson
added.
Jackson also expected a partisan In-
dian crowd tonight which will be a test for
his football team. "There's a lot of pride in
Vero. There's a lot of pride in Okeechobee.
Our Purple and Gold will be just as loud,"
he said.


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Decriptlon of PrOperty, LOT C OF TRACT 30 Ell2 OF W1/2 OF Nl/:
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 30 26 34S33E
1- 26-3433-OADO-000300-C0
Sad property being n he County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) i wh0 h ased.
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Ce"tflate N: 1047 Yer of Iuae; June-01-20F07
Description of PIoperer LOT B OF TRACT 5 W1/2 OF El/2 OF Nl/;
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 33 33 34S 33E
Sad property being in County of Okeechobe, State o Florida
Na(s) in whh assed'
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orption of roperp LOT F O TRACT 3 El/2 OF Wl/2 OF 1/2 OF
N1/2 OF TRACT 03 28 34533E
1-28-34-33-OAOO000003-F000
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Certfiate No. 840 Year of Ianc, June01-2007
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OF N11/2 OF TRACT 30 26 34S 33E
126-34-33-OAOO-00030-C000
Sd poer bin the County of Okeehobee, State of Ronda
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OF N1/2 OF TRACT 6 26 3433E
1-26 d4-33-OAOO000"000COM
Said property being n Lhe County of Okehobee, State of Flooda
Names) m which assessed
KERRYSOOKHOO




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OkeehobeeCounty FlOrida
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Cerfcate No. 85O Year of lanc, lune01-2007
Denpton of Propery, LOT D OF TRACT 1 W1/2 OF Wl/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 0127 3S 33E
1-27-34-33-OA-000001-DOO
Sld prorty being the County of Okhobe, State of FInda
Name(ssin which ar ed;
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Cerficate No' 1047 Year of lsuane' une01-2007
Descpton of Propery: LOT B OF TRACT 5 Wl1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OF Nl/2 OF TRACT 33 33 34S 33E
1-33-34-33-OAOO-00005- BO
Said property being in the County of Okeechbee, State of Flonda
Name(s) in which aseed
KENNETH CLARKE




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Certfflbte No, 157 Year of Iuane Ju-01-2007
Oerptlon of opey. LOT H OF TRACT 16 E1/2 OF E/12 OF 51/;
OFN/2 OFTRACTI6 1134533E
1-11-34-33-OAOO-00016-H000
Sad proprtybeg ne Cou of Okeeachobe, State of Forda
Name() in which assesD
MICHAEL D. MCIdNNIS

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Cer"ate No 302 Year of uance June-01-2007
Desipton of Property LOT K OF TRACT 16 E1/2 OF W/112 OF Nl/1;
OF Sl/2 OF TRACT 1 14 34S 33E
1- 4-34-33-A-0002216-KOOO
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CerofirteNo 272 Year ofluane ne-01-2007
Dorption of Propert LOT F OF TRACT 31 E/2 OF Wl/2 OF 51/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 3113 34S 33E
1-13-34-33"0AO000031-FO00
Sad prp be in the Cony of OkeYhbee, State of Ronda






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Cerifite No 151 Year of iuane 3un-01-2007
Desrpon of Prperty LOT C OF TRACT 13 E1l/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 13 11 34S 33E
1-11- 3-33-OAO-00013-C000
Said proper beg ,n the County of Okeechobee, State of Forida
Namem Kwi h passed:
DLRO HARRISON




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Cerficate No 152 Year of uan, Ju-01-2007
Descnptn of Ppery LOT F OF TRACT 13 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF 51/2
OF N1/2 OFTRACT 13 1134S 33E
1-11--34-33-OAO00013-FO00
Said property being in the County of Okehobee, State of Foda
Names) which asseed
DELROY HARRISON




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SHARON ROBRTON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkeechobeeCounty Fbnda
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CerificateNo 793 Yearofl ssuar e lune-01-2007
Descrpton of Propery: LOT K OF TRACT 4 El/2 OF Wl/2 OF N1/2
OF 51/2 OF TRACT 04 26 34S 33E
1-26-34-33-00A00-0004-K000
Sald proper being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) which ase d,
BEVERLYBAILEY
PHILLIP BAILEY




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Certfi.te No. 719 Year of Iuane June-01-2007
Derpton of property LOT B OF TRACT 23 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N/
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 23 24 34S33E
1-24-34-33-OAOO-00023-BOO0
Sd prpty beg n t Couty of Okeechobe, Stateoflorda
Name(5) in which assesd
DIANA MARIE DALONZO
MERLE VDALONZO



















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CertIfcate No 447 Y-r of Issune T ne-01-2007
esYpton Of Popety LOT FOF TRACT7 E/2 OF 01/2 OF S1/201
N1/2 OF TRACT 07 20 341 33E
1-20-34-33-O AODO007-F(OO
Sad pper being n fe County of Oeehobee, State of Florida
Name(r) n whch -a-esd
.ANDINA DONALDSON
WILLIAM W DONALDSON




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Certificate No' 855 Year of Isuance: June-.1-2007
Drpon of Prope: LOTS E AND K OF TRACT 3 W11/2 OF W11/2
OF S/2 OF n N2OF TRACT 03 AND E/2 OF W1/2 OF N11/2 O
Sl/2 OF TRACT 03 2 34 33E
Said proper beg in the Conty of Okehbee, State of Ronda
Name(s) in which a.esed'
ROBERT LREPASS




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CertfiateNo 281 Yearofl square June-01-2007
Desrlpbon of property LOT K OF TRCT 4 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 4 14 34S 33E
1-14-3433-OAOO-00004-K000
Sad property being in the Conty of Okeehebee, State of Ronda
Name(s) in which passed,
RIPROCK HOMES INC A FLORIDA CORPORATION
SABINE PAUL




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;etficateNo 962 Year of Isuance June-01-2007
tlon of Property LOT A OF CT 24 E1/2 OF N111/2 OF N1/2
OF TRACT 24 2 34S 33E
L-28-34-33-OA00-004-A00
aid property being in the Count of Okehabee, State of Flonda
Name-s) In which ass
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CertpcateNo 234 Year of Iuance Juw01-2007
Denptn of Poperty LOT B OF TRACT 16 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OFTRACT 16 13 34S 33E
1-13-34-33-A0O-00016-BOO
Said property being in he Count of Ok.echtbee, State of Floda







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Cerofiate No 281 Year of Iuance: June--2007

espton of Pmope LOT K OF TACT 4 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
F 1/2 OF TRACT 414 34 33E
1-14-34-33-OAao-e t er4-KOOO
Said property being in the County of Okehobee, State of Florida

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Certcate No 283 Year of Issuane Jne1-200 7
Oespton ofPper LOTPOF TRACT4 E1/2 OF E1/2F 1/2 OF
Sl/2 OF TRACT 4 14 34S 3E
1-14-34-33-OAOO-00004-POO
Said prape being in the Count of Okeehabee, State of Flonda
Namso) in whch aseed
RIPROC HOMES INC A FLORIDA CROR ACTION
SABINE PAUL


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CerbficateNo 719 Yearofl ssuar e une01-2007
DescptIon of Property LOT B OF TRACT 23 Wl/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 23 2 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-OA00-0023-BOO
Sald property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Flornda
Name(s) m which asked,
DIANA MARIE DALONZO
MERLE V DALONZO




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Certcte No, 480 Year of Iane Junl01-2007
DeSfpton of Prpey LOT N OF TRACT 24 E/2 OF W1/2 OF 51/2
OF Sl/2 OF TRACT 24 20 34S 33E
1-20-34-33-OAOO-00024-NOOO
Sad pperpt beg n e Counof Okechobe, State of Roda
Name(s) in which asse
3OHN ULET
NAOMIULETT


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Cefficate No; 1137 Yearof Is e; June-3 -01-2007

Desri ptaon of Prpe. LOT M OF TCT 10 E/2 OF W1/2 OF 51/2
OF /2 OF C 04 34 T33E
Sad prope eg eCaunty of Okeechobe, St ate Floda







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CertIfte No w93 Year ews a ne-r-2 7
Deraptdon of Perop LOT s OF TCT E/2 OF Wl/2 OF N1/2
OF S/2 OF TRACT 04 26 34S 33E
1-26-34-33-OAO-00004-KOCO
Sad property being in e County of Okeechobee, State of Flonida
Name(s) in whch asessd
BEVERLY BAILEY
PHILUP BAILEY




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Ceriaote No 63 Year of suance Jun-1-2007
Desnptionof Property LOTSCANDDOFTRACT5El/2OFWl/2 0F
11/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 5 AND /2 OF Wl/2 OF N112 OF N1/2
1-09-34-33-0AOO-0005-00OO0



























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Names in which a0essed














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STEPHAEWLOISEAU



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CertlcateNo G3 Yearof Iance. une-01-2007
Dsripton of Pmperty. LOTS C AND D OFTRACT S5 El/2 OF W/2 OF
N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 5 AND Wl/2 OF Wl/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2
OFTRACT 5 09 34S 33E
1-09-34-33"OA-00005-COOO
Said property being in the County of Okehobee, State of Ronda
Name in which passedd
LINDA SLOSEAU
STEPHANE WLOISEAU



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SHARON ROBERTSON, CERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Oteechobee Count Ftonda
/s/ Robin R Parnsh
Deputy Cherk







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CertlficateNo' 65 Year ofIsuance June01-2007
Descnpon of Property LOTS G H OF TRACT 5 Wl1/2 OF El/2 OF
$1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 5 & El/2 OF El/2 OF sl/2 OF N1/2 OF
1-09-34-33-OA00-0005-GO0O
Said proper n being in the County of Okehobee, Slate of Ronda
Name(s) in which assfesed'
LINDA S LOISEAU
STEPHANE LOISEAU



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Cehicate No' 65 Year of Isuanc June-01-2007
Denpton of Property LOTS G & H OF TRACT 5 W1/2 OF El/2 OF
Sl/2 OF N111/2 OF TRACT & El/2 OF El/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF
TRACT 5 09 34S 33E
Said pprty being n the County of Oke obee, State of Flonda
Name(s) m whh asseed
LINDA S LOISEAU
STEPHANE LOISEAU


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HRON ROBR N CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeehobee County, Fnda
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deputy Clerk







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2009TD043



Ceficate No. 59 Year of issuance, June1-2007
nptn of Property LOT C OF TRACT 19 E1/2 OF Wl/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 19 22 34S 33E










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0So' n of P 9perTy LOT C OF TRACT 19 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
1-22-34-33-0A0000019-COO
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Certicate No 2290 Year of Issuane June-01-2007
DesOpton of Prperty COM T I1/4 SEC COR ON W BDRY LINE OF
SEC 17 RN TENC S 89 DG 24 MIN SEC E ON 1/4 SEC LINE
FOR A DIST OF 180 FT THENCE RUN N 0 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC E P/
WTH W BDRY NE OF N1/2 OF SEC 17 DIS OF 102 FT THENCE
OF SEC 17 DIST OF 500 FT FOR A MPO CONT S 89 DEG 24 MIN E0
SEC E DST OF 100 FT RU S 0 DEG 0 MIN 22 SEC W DIST OF
100 FT RUN N 89 DEG 24 MIN 0 SEC W DIST OF 100 FT RUN N 0
DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC E DIST OF 100 FT TO POB 17 37S 36E .23
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1-17-37-36OAAA-00003-144D
Sad property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name(sg n which a-d:
LUCY ATIELD
PATPICIA FRyAR



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Volleyball squad wins home opener
By Charles M. Murphy pleased with her blocks and kills, "It was ship this year. "I think it'll be pretty good. We
Okeechobee News pretty fun. We killed them. I thought they lost to Jensen Beach a lot last year, but we
The Okeechobee High School Volleyball would be pretty good. They turned out to be might be able to beat them this year."
Team oto to as sart butu not so good. They were messing up a lot. Okeechobee travelled to Glades Day
Teami gos under t a so stat udeeatey int They ot earned of us and they got shook Thursday night. They host Kings Academy
coin Park, 25-19, 255, and 253 on Tuesday up. ,- 111- 1 them." McCrary said she Friday night at 6 p.m. The Okeechobee JV
night. thinks the team can win a district champion- team was also victorious Tuesday night.
Okeechobee got 16 service points from
Caitlyn Gaucin and nine service points from
Monica Koger as they cruised to victory.
"The first game we had a lot of offensive
errors. I think the girls were a little nervous
for their first match in front of the home
crowd," Brahman Coach Todd Jones said,
"The girls wanted to show what their offense
is all about and they made mistakes because
they went for the big hit. They weren't off by
much and I knew that once they got warm ,
and in the groove, things would work out."
Okeechobee only led 17-16 in the first
game before they went on a tear. They F "
scored 58 of the matches final 69 points. .
Jones praised Gaucin for her precise
serves. He also said he was pleased with his
team's play at the net.
Paige McCrary was a huge factor at the
net for Okeechobee. She stated that she was Caitlyn Gaucin scored 16 service points in a row during Okeechobee's win.


Cross Country expects success
By Charles M. Murphy ii- .-.i. will have to find out who they Since the airport has been fenced, there is
Okeechobee News are I ii said, "They need to find lead- no area in the county capable of hosting a
The Okeechobee High School boys cross ers ." ,, 5K race.
country team will hope to defend their dis- lie ....... ,,,, 1 ,,.,., ,, .
trict and regional titles this year and seem to team. She is a former college runner. F R
have the horses to keep up their run of suc- Schilp said she has been very beneficial
cess. Veteran runners like Shawn Horvath, ,i,. ,, i
Lionel Jones, Eddie Guerrero, and Adrian I ... i. 1 i i .11 the effort this year.
Leon all return to the squad this year and are A lot of people come out to run cross coun-
expected to improve their performance. try and don't really know what they are get-
"The guys are picking up where they left ting into. The returners are here every day
off last year. They are really, really strong," and give 110 percent all the time. They know 4 LI
Coach Mike Schilp said, "They are ridicu- it pays off to run hard because three of last
lously strong. They get along well and are a year seniors are now running in college," Onll
lot stronger than last year." he said. Oni
lot stronger than last year." e Maria Baltazar has taken a leadership role A
The girl's team lost a couple of excel- for the girls squad this year. There are fewAb
lent runners to graduation. Laura Serrano veteran runners on this year's squad.
will run at Brewton Parker College in Mount The team travels t. 1. . ..,, i .
Vernon, Ga. Heather Tinsley will run at the for their first meet of .. ,. ... iii
University of South Florida. They also lost he tries to attend larger meets because that
their top returning runner Isabella Pineda to gets our runners noticed by college recruit-
a stress fracture in her leg. ers. There will be no local races this year.


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