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Vol. 100 No. 120


Arrest made in hit and
run accident ... Page 7

Index
Classifieds 16-19
Community Events.........................6
Crossword 18
Obituaries.. ....... ......... ....... .6
Opinion 5
Speak Out 4
Sports ....... ...... ...... . 14-15,20
Weather 5
Lake Levels

14.46 feet
Last Year: 14.97 feet


EECHOBEE NEWS


County to consider


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Peoplewhoworkduring theday
time may soon be able to attend
county commission meetings. The
possibility of evening meetings is
one of the topics to be discussed
when Okeechobee County Com-
missioners meet Thursday. Also on


the short agenda, Commissioner
Joey Hoover has requested a dis-
cussion of the proposed sales tax
referendum. This sales tax would
be used to finance the emergency
medical services (EMS) system in
lieu of an EMS assessment.
At their last meeting commis-
sioners passed an ordinance al-
lowing for the enforcement of all


50 Plus tax


r night meetings
county ordinances including the
land development regulations by If ou go..
issuance of a civil citation to ap- What Bimonthly meeting of
pear before a judge. As a follow Okeechobee County
up to that action, the county at- Commissioners
torney will be presenting for the When: 9 a.m., Thurs., Oct. 8
board's approval a revised and up- Where: Okeechobee County
dated form for code enforcement Health Department Auditorium,
1728 NW Ninth Ave.
See County Page 13


Sp ored By: Brent Magee, a member of a mission team
From More 2 Life Church in Okeechobee that
a d4r recently spent a week in Haiti, stands behind
Pogey's Family Restaunt a Haitian woman who is proudly holding the
1759 S. Parrott Ave. Creole Bible the mission team gave her. Even. 'n', : r. I: 1 More 2 Lir
763-7222 though few people in Haiti can read, the mis- In spite of a high rate of illiteracy, the people of Haiti were proud of the Creole
sion group found they were eager to receive Bibles presented to them by a mission team from Okeechobee who spent a
Source: South Florida Water the Bibles. week in Saint-Marc.
Management District. Depth given
infeet above sealevelabout Okeechobee church group goes to Haiti




III111 111 IJll| | of Haiti, and found their lives and Toby Doyle. "It was a huge opportunity to repaired the roof of a hurricane
changed in the process. They spent Sept. 9 -16 at Saint see the ministry we were support- damaged school and helped build
It was a great experience," said Marc on the west coast of Haiti, ing," said Mr. Magee. some duplexes, but most of their
Rev. Cary McKee, pastor of More northof thecapitol, Port-au-Prince, "Itmakes missions real toyou," trip was spent in ministry They
S 1651 00024 5 2 Life, the leader of the group. "It to assist the work of Youth With A Mr. Lumpkin said. See Haiti Page 13


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'Career criminal' sentenced to 60-year prison term


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Although Archie Smith did not receive
a life sentence Monday he will, in all likeli-
hood, spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Smith, 52, was given a 60-year prison
term Oct. 5 by Circuit Court Judge Law-
rence Mirman after he was convicted Aug.
20 on two counts of sale of cocaine and two
counts of possession of cocaine with intent
to sell. He will receive credit for the 352 days
he has already served in the Okeechobee
County Jail.
"This is a man who has been convicted
of at least eight felonies. He is a career crim-
inal-there's no other way to describe it,"
Assistant State Attorney Don Richardson told
the judge. "This is a person who deserves to
feel the wrath of the law."
Smith was arrested Dec. 19, 2008, by
the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force after
he sold crack cocaine to a confidential in-
formant. The sales were described as "$20
buys" and each was for less than 1 gram of
cocaine, stated a task force detective.
In an earlier interview, Mr. Richardson
said Smith has 48 arrests in his arrest his-
tory.
According to th. Fr ,....... I of Correc-
tions (DOC) web -, .... ii first sent
to prison in November of 1979 after being
c .i... f, i-.i in. , i ie w as re-
1 ., .., ir ... -1. . ., H 1 He w as
then arrested and convicted of grand theft,
and returned to prison in May of 1986.
DOC records indicate that Smith was last


sent to prison on April 15, 2005, after being
convicted of grand theft and possession of
-- cocaine. He was released
S from the Taylor Correc-
tional Institution in Perry
on Oct. 3, 2006.
Court records show that
Smith has numerous con-
victions on several differ-
ent felony charges includ-
ing possession of cocaine,
Archie grand theft, resisting a law
Smith enforcement officer with
violence and assault on a
law enforcement officer.
Prior to his sentencing Tuesday, Judge
Mirman poured over the paperwork in front
of him and tried to find some mitigating cir-
cumstances in Smith's case. But, he could
find none.
"We've come to the end of the road,"
he said to the defendant, who stood quietly
in front of him in his blue county jail jump
suit.
li-i:n Mirman went on to rule that
-.i 1i Iriver's license will be suspended


for a period of two years, and that he is to
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day:
David Suarez, 28, N.E. 10th St.,
Okeechobee, was sentenced to 10 days in
the Okeechobee County Jail after entering
into a plea agreement with the state and be-
ing found guilty on a misdemeanor charge
of reckless driving. Suarez was arrested Dec.
8, 2008, on a warrant charging him with the
felony of fleeing and eluding a law enforce-
ment officer. In addition to the jail sentence,
Judge Mirmam ordered that Suarez serve six
months probation; pay a fine of $250; per-
form 50 hours of community services; and,
pay court costs and fees totalling $508. Su-
arez received credit for the one day he had
already served in the county jail.
Dwayne Cogswell, 49, N.W 168th
Court, Okeechobee, was sentenced to four
years in prison after being found guilty of
battery on a person over 65 years of age. He
was also ordered to pay court costs and fees
totalling $1,447, as well as the $611 cost of
his mental evaluation.


Eastern Star to host fall breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of cludes biscuits and sausage gravy, scram-
the Eastern Star, will hold their first break- bled eggs, grits, ham, hashbrown cas-
fast of the season on Sunday, Oct. 11, at serole, coffee and juice. For information,
the Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Avenue. contact Rick Ellsworth at 863-467-2096 or
The cost is $6 per person and the menu in- Mary Ann Holt at 863-634-8087.


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Public Forum/Speak Out


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

Clean up time
I had some family come to visit me this
past week and I wanted to bring them to our
"Lake O" to see the area and to enjoy some
Okeechobee scenery I realize that times are
tough and the county has had numerous
layoffs and cutbacks and it won't stay that
way forever but the dock at Lock 7 was re-
ally kind of gross! Maybe we could get some
jail trustees to work a little down at the lake
and around town. It will soon be time for
our northern residents and other visitors
to come down and we could at least clean
the bird poo from the railings and cement
walkways, not to mention the spider webs
between each of the balusters on the rail-
ings. Company's coming Okeechobee, spiff
up a bit!

School parking
S1 ;, I ,,,I I ..' .nind parents that the
fi. s.I .- i-. i of the school are not
parking areas. This morning, a black pick-
up just stopped right in front of the school,
holding up a line of drivers in the traffic
circle who were
waiting to drop off
their children. After
about five minutes, a '
child finally emerged i
from the truck, but
the truck still didn't -
move. Finally, those ,
behind her started
pulling around her,
which was not safe
because they had to
use the lane that is
for traffic entering the circle. If you need to
park and do something, park in the parking
lot. Don't just stop your vehicle right in front
of the school and sit there. And moving your
vehicle a few feet forward does not help. Get
it out of the drop off lane.


OPINION


Lawsuit
I was once told in Germany, they have
less then 5,000 lawsuits per year for the na-
tion. We have this per county.

Olympic bid
the fa .i I~. .i I I .. I .

president to go to Europe to try to talk the
Olympic committee into having the 2016
games in Chicago. The Olympic committee
turned him down, so how does that make
America look?
With all the crime and corruption in
that city, I don't understand how they were
even considered. It would have been good
for the country but they just promoted the
wrong city. Besides
they already had their
minds made up for
Rio before the voting
ever started.
President
Obama was not on
vacation. He traveled
to Europe to secure
the 2016 Olympics for
the only American city up for consideration.
That would have been a great help to the
economy of a large American city and thus
to all of the United States. I noticed some
people out there rooting against our obtain-
ing the Olympics and in my book, rooting
against the United States is unpatriotic, un-
American even.
A poll taken by the Chicago Tribune
and CNN affiliate WGN revealed in early
September that 45 percent of the city resi-
dents didn't want the Olympic Games. And
84 percent of Chicagoans objected to the
idea of public money being used to sup-
port the effort. Earlier this week, about 250
'I ; I ;.1 protesters gathered in front
.I ', I .11 WGN reported. A sign in the
crowd read: "Have the audacity of nope."
Those who believe the Olympics can bring
lasting change to a city -- beyond the spike
in economic activity during the event -- are
often misguided, suggested economist Rob
Baade of Lake Forest College in Lake Forest,
Illinois. "There is no reason to expect that
the nili,'mpir r n.,' mor, --,nt i' "'ninr to


endary Costs are generally understated and
the gains overstated."


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I don't think having the 2000 Olympic
games in Atlanta helped Atlanta in the long
run. It just cost a lot of money and made a
big mess. I don't think the U.S. should be
spending millions trying to get the honor of
having the games here. Let other countries
host for a while.
The Olympic bid cost about much as
any other bid the U.S. has put in to host the
1.,,,i ; .. h i .. il i I,; .- -. I heard it
,. 1..... i .,,, l.. .. ,.. .. -, th at ifit
were any other city in the U.S. more people
would be disappointed byit. But the "Obama
Haters" have made this Olympic bid about
him, and not about a U.S. city hosting. If a
Texas city would have bid for an upcoming
Olympics while Bush was in office, would
he have made the effort to try and help get
it? Or Clinton for Arka., :, i i,, '
pics in Arkansas never ., .-,. I ,,I 1 i Ii
would have put forth the effort. Never have I
seen people in the U.S. wanting us to loose
,-,. i ..1 .1 i I .. . In like this. How
P' I I I j ..I I I .-
a loss for the U.S..,,, i. .., 11-1 1, i I i h 1 1
to be someplace else I'm glad it was Rio, it
being the first time South America has got
to host.
Obama went to Copenhagen to try and
get Chicago as the host, which would have
brought the city money. Bush went to China
to watch, where were the complaints about
the money spent then?

Consolidate the fire
departments
Things are bad financially everywhere,
that can be agreed upon by most everyone
(except the very rich) anyway, the only prob-
lem I could see with consolidation is the up-
per government in this county taking advan-
tage of it as a way to increase money without
maintaining
or improving
the services
we receive al-
ready. Maybe
they should
keep their dirty paws out of what should be
a fire and/or EMS budget instead of calling it
General Funds when it is supposed to be for
a certain purpose. Just an opinion, but I say
reducing services whether they are law en-
forcement/fire/EMS would be harmful, not
to mention political suicide 'cause I for one
wouldn't vote them back into office.


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The city just does not want to give up
control of something else. Without the fire
department, about all they would have left
would be the police department. I would
love to see consolidation, personally.
It would not be cheaper according to
recent studies I just looked up, and on top
of putting many local people out of work we
would also be giving up the empathy that
comes with their service. I know everything
in black and white is not true, but I tend to
lean towards the answers and statistics in
studies.

per hali i.i. ... ,-
a choice who we get our water from. So
they do as they please with our water bill.
You think its expensive now for a ride to the
hospital in an ambulance? I can only imag-
ine once one of those low-ball companies
got in. They would be like every insurance
company in the work world, they bid and
get their foot in the door then up goes the
prices.
Consolidation would save money for
city residents because right now they pay
both city and county taxes. But I don't see
how it would help those who aren't cur-
rently city residents. And since only a small
percentage of the county is in the city lim-
its, I don't think this would fly. When they
had the straw vote about 20 years ago, the
majority of people in the city limits voted for
consolidation but the majority of those who
don't live in the city limits voted against it. It
would save money by eliminating duplica-
i.-. .. 1..J ttii- f - : f i-i- tr t i nt ,

savings?

One nation under God
My son has been working at a local
business for almost two years. Yesterday
upon arriving at work he was told to remove
a button he has worn since he was em-
ployed. The button states "One nation under
God." He said he can't do it. He was made to
leave and he was told if he returned with the
button on, he would be escorted out of the
building and fired for insubordination. He
just left for work with the button on. Please
pray for him through this process from start
to finish. I know the world is not getting
better and people are becoming anti-God.
What they don't understand is that without
Him, this world would collapse.


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Community Calendar


WEDNESDAY
Martha's House support groups meet each
Wednesday. Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8
p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group fa-
cilitator. Another group meets in the Okeechobee
County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7
p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For
information, call 863-763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second
St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be
a closed discussion.
Moose Lodge Bingo and food, food served at
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. For information
call 863-763-2250. Public is welcome.
THURSDAY
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee
P :s r .,, ,, : r. :. l i -, ,,:n : ,,,-,
ycF ., : r ., i, . .1,- 1 ,, i1,C i.r -II
types of sewing is welcome, such as quilting, ap-
plique, embroidery, crocheting, knitting, serging.
Bring your sewing machines if you like to sew For
more information call Belinda Boyle at 863-357-
0166 or Corry Geissinger at 863-467-2231.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum
on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at:
863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868,
Family History Center meets from 1 un-
til 5 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International
Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For informa-


tion, call The Family History Center at 863-763-
6510 or Richard Smith at 863-261-5706 for spe-
cial appointments.
New Beginnings Narcotics Anonymous has
moved to 103 S.W. Second Ave. at 7 p.m. For
information, call Monika at 801-3244 or Rocy at
610-0975.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. un-
til 9 p.m. at Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third
St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the
Community Center, 412 N.W. Sixth St. For infor-
mation, call 863-763-5996.
Crr.si.rn allOAsr..p P|ay'I :,.:.. '.'::I: :'

St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from
noon until 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 64
501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
863-357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet
from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636 or
Hazel at 863-763-4920 for information,
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin
Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave. Everyone is invit-
ed. For information, call Mike Fletcher at 863-357-
6257.
Grieving parents support group is a nonde-
nominational group of parents who meet the first
and third Thursday of each month, from 7 until
8:30 p.m. at the Red Cross building classroom,
Court Plaza, 323 N. Parrott Ave. To help support
and comfort one another after the loss of a child
through shared experience. For information call
Georgene at 863-763-2957 or Melanie and Tony
at 863-763-4149.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly sup-
port groups for women who are, or have been,
affected by domestic violence and abusive re-


lationships. The support groups are held every
Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-
2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and
English as a second language classes will
meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics
Anonymous will meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For in-
formation, call Hugh Lambert at 863-763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation
Association, OCRA will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Teen
Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker
at 863-467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice
of Okeechobee and the Area Agency on Aging
sponsor a caregiver support group every

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Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an
ill family member is welcome to join. The group is
facilitated by social workers and provides an op-
portunity for caregivers to give one another sup-
port, information and ideas. The meetings are
held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For infor-
mation, call 863-467-2321.
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.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S.
Parrott Ave., from 6:30 until 8 p.m.
Okeechobee County Cancer Support
Group welcomes all cancer patients, survivors
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month at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 401
SW Fourth St., Okeechobee, (entrance is the door
to the W in front of church). Please contact Susie
Pickering at 863-467-5831 or First Baptist Church
at 863-763-2171 for more information.


Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Partly cloudy with a high of 92
and a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Winds will be
calm becoming west around 5 mph.
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Extended Forecast
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a high
near 91 and a 20 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Winds will
be calm becoming east northeast around 5
mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with
a low around 74 and a wind from the east
around 5 mph.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy

Fire Safety
Okeechobee County students are learning about fire safety this week. Coun-
ty Firemen Steve Weeks and Les McGree (left) showed off their equipment
during the annual Fire Prevention Week program at Central Elementary
School Tuesday.


Lotteries
Florida Lottery Here are the numbers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery: Cash
3: 5-2-6; Play 4: 3-4-1-8; Fantasy 5: 3-8-19-22-29; Mega Money: 23-30-40-42 MB 5; Florida
Lotto: 8-17-18-21-32-42; Powerball: 12-24-48-50-57 PB22 x3. Numbers drawn Tuesday, Cash
3: 8-6-6; Play 4: 9-4-8-7.


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Special to the Okeechobee News/Animal
Rescue Okeechobee

Henry the Great
Henry has successfully overcome
the bad treatment he received as a
puppy, blossoming into a wonderful
companion dog. He's easily train-
able to be a house dog, so sweet
and lovable. He is a neutered mixed
breed and is less than one year old.
The adoption fee is $135, which in-
cludes neutering and current shots.
For more information on this and
other animals available for adop-
tion, please call 863-357-1104, email
reunintepets@aol.com, or drop by
1203 Hwy 98 North Okeechobee or
go to: www.animalrescueokeecho-
bee.org. Monetary donations can
be mailed to Humane Society Pet
Rescue Fl, Inc., PO Box 233, Okee
34973. Come to our facility to see
all of our available pets to adopt.


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Local churches plan special activities Community Events


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 NW
23rd Court, will have a large assortment of
items available at a rummage sale on Oct.
24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fellowship
hall. The proceeds will help support youth
projects. The church will host dinner and a
movie on Nov. 1 at 12:15 p.m. The cost is $5
with proceeds going to the youth going to
the national gathering in New Orleans next
summer. The FL-GA Middle School Gather-
ing is planned for Nov. 6-8 at Lake Yale Bap-
tist Conference Center, Eustis, Fla. Disaster
Relief is the theme for this year's gathering.


Peace Lutheran High School
Youth are also planning to at-
tend Word of Life Superbowl
in the Orlando area on Nov.
13 -14. This event is promot- L "
ed as an "extreme non-stop
adrenaline-pumping all-night
student event." Participants .
will attend an Orlando Magic
Game, followed by a Gospel
Rally after which students will
enjoy pizza and a choice of events including
bowling, RDV Sportsplex, Fun Sot, etc. For
more information call the youth minister at
863-763-5042.


Peace Lutheran Quilters
invite local arts and crafters to
bring their homemade items
to a bazaar on Nov. 21 To
reserve a table for the day of
fun, fellowship and food call
863-763-5042.
First Baptist Church,
401 SW Fourth St., is now
signing up basketball players
and cheerleaders for Upwards
Basketball. This program
is for students kin 1. ,, ,, iin. ...i, ixth
grade. The deadline. i ,..- i, . Nov.
. The cost is $6. i. i ... up
at the church office or at the ROC. For more
information call 863-467-7625.


Obituaries


Mary E. Walker, 62
OKEECHOBEE Mary E. Walker, age 62, of
Okeechobee, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, in the
Okeechobee Health Care Facility.
Born June 6, 1947, in Dublin, Ga., she had
been a resident since 1968 and enjoyed Church
activities.
She is preceded in death by brothers, Harvey
Dennis, Freddie McKinnon; and sisters, Nadine
Dennis and Alberta Josey
She is survived by her mother, Mpr-- O-nni-
brothers, Horrace Dennis, Jr. I I ..
Vonnis Dennis and Clarence Denis (Jacquline),
all of Okkechobee, John Dennis (Cynthia) of Ft.
Pierce, James Dennis (Annette) Dayton, Ohio,
and Eugene Dennis (Angelita) of Okeechobee;
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The family will receive friends from noon until
service time of 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel. Associate Pastor
Emmaline Harris will be officiating. Interment
will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl 34972

Jimmy Royce Alderman, 73
OKEECHOBEE Jimmy Royce Alderman,
,_- ,i i. i, i . i ,,,..-,i of Las Ve-
1 1 i Wales.
Born Nov. 24, 1935, in Haines City, he had
been a resident since April and enjoyed fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clif-
ford and Leona Alderman; and a brother, Jerry
Alderman.
H ; .11 I, ns, Ronald Alderman
1 .i. 1. -11 ..i i ... all of Reseda, Calif.;
daughter, Joy Alderman of Ft. Myers; grand-
daughter, Sarah Alderman of Reseda, Calif.; sis-
ter, Joyce Hebel (Tom) of Okeechobee; uncles,
nephews, one niece and cousins. In addition he
is survived by his former wife, Helen Alderman
of Las Vegas, Nev.
The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m.,
Tuesday, Oct. 6, and services were held at 11
a.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, with
Pastor John Glenn officiating. Internment fol-
lowed in Evergreen Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl.


Obituaries should be submitted to
the Okeechobee News by e-mailing
obits@newszap.com. Customers may also
request photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is available at
www.newszap.com.


Ginger Ann O'Neill, 43
OKEECHOBEE Ginger Ann O'Neill, age 43,
of Okeechobee, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at
her residence.
Born, Feb. 10, 1966, in Los
r '- alif., she had been
resident of Okee-
chobee and Jupiter. She en-
toyed hunting, camping,
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band, Dean O'Neilln f Jupiter;
special friend, Graig Mc-
Dugald of Okeechobee;
brother, Jeffrey A. Willard (Lor) of Okeecho-
bee; sister, Renee Hareld of Joliet, III; and uncle,
Robert Badighi of Whittier, Calif.

til ... the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel. Online condo-
lences may be sent to www.buxtonfuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl.

Ovita Frances Hamblen, 82
OKEECHOBEE -Ovita Frances Hamblen, age
82, of Okeechobee, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009,
in Raulerson Hospital.
Born June 15, 1927 in Venus, she had been a
resident of Okeechobee for 49 years and was
one of Jehovah Witness'. She enjoyed garden-
ing and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Gordon Hamblen; children, Brenda Hamblen,
and Jerry Hamblen; brothers, Thomas Garner,
Floyd Garner; and sisters, Edna Herriea and Mat-
tie Harper.
She is survived by son, Michael (Nancy) Ham-
blen, Sr.; grandsons, Michael (Kathy) Hamblen,
Jr., Brian (Kristy) Hamblen; granddaughter, Mi-
chele (Brad) Hamblen; and four great-grand-
children, all of Okeechobee.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m., Saturday,
Oct. 10, at the Kingdom Hall.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl.


Jimmy Lee Derry Jr.
OKEECHOBEE Jimmy Lee Jr., or "June

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sister Rick Kramer and the entire Gri
24; son, Austin, 4; brothers, Charlie and Ricky;
wald gang, many nieces, nephews, friends and
family
Join us in the celebration of his life and his
mf'r" big fish stories at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct.
uIn the r, i,,,. Pier at Lock 7, Jaycee Park,
Hwy.441 ,.t .
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
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Norris 'Sonny Boy'
Allen Hancock, 78
OKEECHOBEE Norris "Sonny Boy" Allen
Hancock, age 78, of Okeechobee, died Sunday,
Oct. 4, 2009, at his residence.
Born May 30, 1931, in Okeechobee, he had
been a life time resident and was one of the
original founding families.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby
Nadine Hancock.
He is survived by his son! r; i Allen Han-
cock of Okeechobee, and "'1 i 11 G. (Paula)
Hancock of Okeechobee; daughter, Melissa N.
(Reuben) Murphy of Okeechobee; brothers,
Johnny W Hancock, and Archie Hancock, both
of Okeechobee; sisters, Joyce Yates of Arkansas,
and Gail Castro of Houston, Texas; eight grand-
children and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7
p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7. Services will be 10
a.m., Thursday, Oct 8, in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel with Pastor Linddil 1 c,,, of
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist I 1 1.i '.11, .1
ing. Interment will follow in the Ft. Drum Ceme-
tery
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl 34972.
View obituaries from
the past month at
http://www.legacy.com


Okeechobee News


October 7, 2009


Fall safety classes offered
The Okeechobee Service Center of the
American Red Cross will hold the following
Health & Safety class:
SThursday, Oct. 8, Adult CPR/AED at
6p.m.
All classes are held at their Service Cen-
ter, located at 323 N. Parrott Ave. To register,
or for more information call 863-763-2488.

IRSC to host Hispanic
Heritage celebration
Help celebrate the diversity of Hispanic
culture at Indian River State College at the
IRSC Hispanic Heritage Celebration "Em-
bracing the Fierce Urgency of Now!" on Fri-
day, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Kight Center for
Emerging Technologies, Main Campus, Fort
Pierce. Come and hear memorable musical
performances by Grammy Award winning
jazz musician and producer Roberto Na-
varro and percussionist Hector Peneida. Na-
varro will also serve as the keynote speaker
and will emphasize the theme the event,
encouraging the audience to embrace and
make the most of the moment.
The IRSC Hispanic Heritage Celebration
will recognize and highlight IRSC students
who have engaged themselves in worthy
projects in the Hispanic community. For
more information about the IRSC Hispanic

at 1-866-792-4772.

Red Cross Babysitter
Training class to open
The Okeechobee Service Center of
the American Red Cross will be holding a
Babysitter Training class. Please see the fol-
lowing details for this very exciting training
opportunity. Youth ages 11-15 years are in-
vited to attend on Saturday, Oct. 10, from
9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The cost for the class is
only $40 and will be held at the Okeechobee
Branch American Red Cross, Okeechobee
Service Center, 323 N. Parrott Ave. For more
information or to register, please call 863-
763-2488 as space is limited. Lunch will be
provided and participants will receive their
Red Cross certification card the day of the
training as well as the Babysitter Training
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A firefighter with the Florida Department
of Forestry (FDOF) has been arrested in con-
nection with a hit-and-run accident that sent

Jr., 22, N.E. 26th Ave., I
Okeechobee, was arrested
Oct. 2 on felony charges
of leaving the scene of
an accident with serious
bodily injuries and tamper-
ing with evidence. He was
booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a Donald W.
bond of $3,000. Wildes
According to Deputy l
John Ashby, of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), Mario Alvarez, 34,
was airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical
Center with serious but unspecified injuries.
The deputy said Tuesday, Oct. 6, that Mr. Al-
varez is currently in a Fort Pierce rehabilita-
tion center.
Mr. Alvarez was injured Saturday, Sept.
19, when he was struck from behind by a
vehicle around 4 a.m. as he rode his 2009
Mongoose 21-speed bicycle along S.E. 40th
Ave.
That vehicle was later found hidden in
a storage facility on South Parrott Avenue,
stated the deputy's arrest report.
OCSO Detective Sergeant Brad Stark and
Deputy Ashby executed a search warrant on


a storage unit at Affordable Self Storage, 2799
U.S. 441 S., on Sept. 30. Inside that unit they
found a 2003 gray Chevrolet pickup truck
i I i-. i-,- i I- --ildes and his father.
assembled parts of the i..i 1 I I '.
matched exactly with parts left at the scene
of the accident," said OCSO Detective Ted
Van Deman. "We also have a witness that
puts the defendant behind the wheel at the
time of the crash."
Detective Van Deman said those parts
found in the bed of the truck included a
headlight and grill parts. He went on to
say that Wildes was out of town when the
search warrant was served, and that he was
arrested three days later when he returned.
Deputy Ashby stated in his report that
Wildes took the damaged parts off the truck

Bronson warns consumers
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson is warning consumers
about a bogus letter circulating in Florida
telling people they have won money and
including a check in the mailing. The letter
has a check enclosed for $985 and instruc-
tions on how to claim alump sum payout of
an $8,000 prize award. The letter also says
a tax payment of $810 is required before
the lump sum payment can be sent to the
recipient. Recipients are cashing the checks


Two fires keep firemen busy Saturday

By Charles M. Murphy The estimate of damage was placed at
Okeechobee News $100,000. There were no injuries reported.
Okeechobee City and County firemen The cause was under investigation.
teamed up twice Saturday night to put out The second fire broke out around 7:10
blazes that broke out within one hour of p.m. at a residence on S.W. 18th Avenue.
each other. Fire crews responded in minutes but
Firemen responded to the Earthwise found the mobile home fully involved in
Mulch plant at 1208 NW 10th Avenue flames. The occupant was outside and safe
around 6:20 p.m. and found a pile of trees when firemen arrived.
and mulch on fire. Lt. Borgstrom's report said $5,600 in
Lt. Arthur Borgstrom's report said three damage was reported to the property and
pieces of equipment used to grind the trees the personal contents of the occupant, Isa-
into mulch were damaged in the blaze. bel Estrada. Five units and 11 firemen were
Three units and seven firemen and vol- on the scene for close to three hours.
unteers battled the blaze and were on the The mobile home was ruled a total loss.
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and ordered new parts.
In the deputy's accident report, he states
that Mr. Alvarez was southbound on S.E.
40th Ave. on the edge of the roadway when
he was hit from behind. The bicyclist was
wearing a helmet, as well as a reflective vest
that is approved by the Florida Department
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in the spokes of the rims.
According to the report, the force of the
impact threw Mr. Alvarez from his bike and
crushed the bicycle.
Wildes did not stop, stated Deputy Ashby,
even though he knew "he hit something on
the edge of the roadway."
A call seeking employment information
on Wildes was not returned by press time.

about bogus check seam
to pay the tax and when the checks are dis-
covered to be counterfeit several days later,
consumers are held liable by the banks for
the money. By then, the consumers have
already wired the money to the scam art-
ists. The "Award Claim Notification" letter
has letterhead from Geisheker Group out
of Green Bay, Wisc., but with erroneous
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received the letter can file a complaint with
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LEONA KESSLER &
GLEN KESSLER

S 1 len & Leona Kessler celebrate
their 65th wedding anniversary
on October 7, 2009.
They are a retired military family with
five children and seven grandchildren.
Serving in World War II, Glen has the
distinguished flying cross, air medal, and
purple heart. They are fortunate to have
their youngest daughter, Letha Orr, living
next door. They have been residents of
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Students of the Month
South Elementary School students of the month for September are: Sum-
mer Smith, Latt Durrance, Jazlynn Tarvin, Dylan Gabor, Ethan Adamo, Gavin
Cashwell, Brianne Yates, Vanessa Gomez, Case Durrance, Nicholas Hay-
ford, Mark Arnall, Gauge Chandler, Cole Carpenter, Shahmir All, Abigail My-
ers, Dylan Smith, lien Garcia, Ballie Shurley, Savannah Longberry, Olivia
Burnette, Hunter Smith, Sarina VaVra, Carmela Garcia, and William Muffler.


Dinner to benefit Dee Dee Cates


The Okeechobee Bar and Club As-
sociation will host a benefit for Dee Dee
Cates on Oct. 10, from I to 6 p.m. at the
Cypress Hut Fraternal Order of the Eagles
4509, 4701 U.S. Highway 441 S. Barbe-
cue dinners with all the fixings will be $8
per person. There will also be a hot dog
cart raffle, 50/50 and bottle raffle and an


auction. All proceeds will go to offset Ms.
Cates' medical bills. She has been diag-
nosed with stage 4 liver cancer. Donations
may also be made at Seacoast National
Bank in the account of Dorothy "Dee Dee"
Cates. Anyone who wishes to donate an
item for raffle can contact Tommy at 863-
634-9840.


WEDDING
ELLEN MCCABE &
WILLIAM MAERKI
surrounded by family and friends, William
Maerki and Ellen McCabe were married
on Saturday, September 12, 2009. The
ceremony and reception took place at the VFW
Post in Okeechobee. The groom's son, Michael
and daughter-in-law, Jennifer served as best man
and matron of honor.
The bride is retired from the city of
Plantation, Florida Police Dept. The groom is a
detective with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Department.
After a honeymoon in the Smokey Mountains
of Tennessee, the couple reside in Okeechobee.


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Smokey Bear was a big hit at Cen-
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enjoyed their annual Fire Prevention
Week program.
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Fire Prevention Week was celebrated
this week at local schools as firemen from
the Okeechobee City Fire Department,
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue, and the
Division of Forestry visited with a message
about fire safety.
Central Elementary kids were excited to
see Smokey the Bear in person during fire
fighters visit on Tuesday.
The firemen visited Seminole on Monday,
Central on Tuesday, and were scheduled to
visit Everglades Elementary on Wednesday,
North Elementary on Thursday, and South
Elementary on Friday.
Forest Ranger Joe Asaro spoke to kin-
dergarten and first graders at Central and
showed off some of the equipment com-
monly used to fight forest and wild fires.
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ily identify. What got more attention was fire
flats which are used to smother fires and
drip torches that create fires known as back
burns that remove fuel and prevent fires
from spreading.


Forest Ranger Joe Asaro explains
equipment used to fight wild fires to
Central first graders and kindergarten
students.


"It went real well. These kids actually
know a lot about fires. Smokey was a real
hit, everybody loves Smokey," he noted.
City firemen also put on their annual
puppet show that tells kids not to play with
matches, change the batteries in their smoke
detectors at home, and stop, drop and roll to
avoid deadly smoke, if caught in a fire.
County firefighter Steve Weeks said it is
important to visit young kids so they get fa
miliar with firemen and aren't afraid of them
when there is an emergency. He told kids
that if a fireman enters their home to fight
a r.. ..i 1. ji,. ;,, i. they must answer
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ways have a good time when they talk to
kids, "I like to see their faces light up. We try
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McGee went over learning how to dial
9-1-1, and reminded kids to always use a
seat belt while travelling in a vehicle. "We
always have unfortunate cases where kids
cause fires. Kids will be kids, but we try to
help them, and make them a little smarter
about fire safety."
Ranger Orlando Genao brought Smokey
Bear to the school. This year was Smokey's
65th birthday celebration. Several cel
ebrations were held in the area to honor
Smokey's birthday.
One student asked if Smokey was a real
bear. Asaro said Smokey was a real bear,
who was found in a tree after firemen fought
a wild fire.
"He's real, why, he's so nice," the student
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Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
; -..i; r. 5i. ,i ..i (OCPD), the Florida
I, -~ .. i I HI the Florida Fish and
S -. .'i. ... Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Barbara Acuna, 22, N.E. 16th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 29 by Dep-
uty Corporal Aric Majere on a Palm Beach
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out bond.
Michael Vasquez, 31, S.E. 34th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 30 by the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a
charge of driving while license suspended
with knowledge habitual offender. His
bond was set at $5,000.
Jeanie Marie Lozen, 44, U.S. 441 S.E.,
was arrested Sept. 30 by Lieutenant Lester
Yeates on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with violation of probation -
grand theft. She is being held without bond.
Michael Garcia, 28, S.E. 60th Drive,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 30 by Lt.
Lester Yeates on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with felony battery.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Timothy T. Morris, 38, Sally Lane, North
Port, was arrested Oct. 1 by Deputy Patricia
Massung on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with amended violation
of probation driving under the influence.
His bond was set at $1,000.
Brandon Michael Smith, 15, N.W. 294th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 1 by
Deputy Patricia Massung on a juvenile take
and hold order charging him with the felony
of failure to appear manufacture or culti-
vation of marijuana. The order also charged
him with the misdemeanor of failure to ap-
pear contempt of court. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken
to the Department of Juvenile Justice Deten-
tion Center in Fort Pierce.
Nicki Gatlin, 30, S.E. 15th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 1 by Deputy
Greg Popovich on Okeechobee County war-
rants charging her with violation of proba-
tion possession of cocaine (two counts).
She is being held without bond.
Corey Hunter, 24, Brynwood Lane,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 1 by Deputy
Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with violation of pro-


bation armed trespass on property (two
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was arrested Oct. 1 by Officer Kelly Mar-
gerum on charges of possession of a con-
trolled substance without a prescription and
tampering with evidence. She was also ar-
rested on a misdemeanor charge of giving
a false name while arrested. Her bond was
set at $7,000.
Ken Andrew Vargas, 25, N.E. 20th
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 2 by
Detective Jack Hill on charges of grand theft
and dealing in stolen property. His bond was
set at $5,000.
Jonathan Nickia Wilson, 32, N.E. 14th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 2 by
Deputy Brian Cross on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with violation
of probation possession of cocaine. He is
being held without bond.
Tobey Kathleen Long, 65, N.E. 138th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 2 by
Deputy Lieutenant Keith Murrish on a war-
rant charging her with the felony of grand
theft. Her bond was set at $5,000. She was
also arrested on another warrant .h-,rin-
her with the misdemeanor of ..,=1. .
check. Her bond was set at $250.
Cristen Allesia Hilliard, 19, N.W. Third
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 2 by Dep-
uty Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with grand theft and
dealing in stolen property. Her bond was set
at $25,000.
Kayla Victoria Harris, 16, N.E. 110th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 3 by Officer
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prescription. She was also arrested on mis-
demeanor charges of retail theft and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. She was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail then re-
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Haiti
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split up in groups of two with a native in-
terpreter to ., ,i 1 .. ..-. i ii I.. I., .
they distribuL i l. i ... r.. i I, i..
guage spoken by Haitians.
They found it was a real thrill for the peo-
ple to actually possess a Bible. Even with the
high rate of illiteracy, usually one person in
the family or someone from a neighboring
family could read.
"Even though we have left, the Word is
still there," Mr. Magee said.
For the Sunday morning, they worshiped
in a Haitian Baptist Church. The service be-
gan at 6:30 a.m. With no air conditioning,
this is the optimal time for a worship ser-
vice.
That evening they attended worship ser-
vice at the mission. In addition to the adults'
worship, the mission has a children's church
with about 100 children in attendance that
evening. Because of English speaking mis-
sionary families and staff, the service is
conducted in both English and Creole. Rev.
McKee spoke that evening through an inter-
preter. He said it was a difficult experience
and he had to cut his message by about a
third.
"You find yourself choosing words very
carefully." Rev. McKee said. He said he would
lose his train of thought while the interpreter
was speaking.
"But God was bigger than all that," he
added.
Mr. Magee said he had heard and read
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nothing, so everything they receive is a gift.
He said that here we expect everything.

County
Continued From Page 1
citations. In addition, the board will consider
a resolution designating officials who are au-
thorized to write citations. That proposed list
includes the building official, code officers,
code inspectors, building inspectors, the
planning director, law enforcement officers
including officers of the Florida Game and
Freshwater Fish Commission, animal con-
trol officers, the fire safety inspector, the sold
waste contract manager and the road main-
tenance director.
In a legal matter, the commissioners will
consider dropping a long-standing lawsuit
against Matthew 25 Ministries. The suit al-
leges the organization operates group re-
habilitation homes for sex offenders in vio-
lation of county zoning codes. The county
attorney says it appears they are no longer
in violation of the code. Turning to another
legal matter, the board is scheduled to con-
duct an 11:30 a.m. executive session con-
cerning pending litigation with the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
and American Drilling.
Commissioners will be asked to disclose
if they have any conflicts of interest with per-
sons applying for Community Development
Block Grant housing funds.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
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be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


However, the men learned that the peo- God even though they had nothing. One
i.i. ,i~ ,r. i,. ., ,1 ..i. i i-, I,.. I night, as he was trying to sleep, he heard
t I. I i..- 1- ,. "j '- jr. .. ..- ir voodoo chants that got louder and louder.
.11i ,. I I i.I i. .... -ettheyare Then he heard guitar music and singing
i 11,.- from the people of the mission. The voodoo
Mr. Magee and Rev. McKee were allowed chants stopped.
to visit a Haitian prison. "I left one of the richest countries in the
"Imagine how bad Haiti is and imagine it world to go to one of the poorest countries
can get worse," Mr. Magee said of conditions in the world to see what we were missing,"
,, i,, i .. i .. i, ...... sanitary Mr. Lumpkin said. "Those people are con-
-, ,,, tent. Here we have everything we need but
Before the trip they had been communi- we are not satisfied."
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clothes, food, popsicles,
computer batteries and
car parts.
Upon returning, Bobby
Huntley told the More i
2 Life congregation he
thought he would go in
like gang busters and save
the world. But, instead, he
found the trip to be a hum
bling experience.
In the face of all the %H
poverty, Mr. Huntley said
they brought clothes and
food which helped a little.
Money would not help be-
cause it would encourage
the people to beg more.
"Love, a godly love, is
the best thing I could give
them," he learned.
"I learned howto praise Rev. Cary Mckee, in sunglasses, stands in front of a
God," Mr. Reno told the Haitian Baptist Church his mission team visited when
More 2 Life congregation. in Haiti. Since there is no air conditioning, the Sunday
The people of Haiti praised morning worship service began at 6:30.





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Okeechobee runners

compete in Titusville

By Charles M. Murphy finished 138th, Adrian Tagle 176, and Dean
Okeechobee News Radebaugh 183.
Some of the top cross country programs Dr. Phillips of Orlando won the boys race
in the state were on hand last Saturday for of champions. Matt Mizereck of Leon High
several high school races at the runners. School won the race with a blistering time
com invitational in Titusville. of 14:56.
The Okeechobee High School Boys fin- The OHS girls finished in 73rd place.
ished 18th overall as they had seven runners Kayla Nelson finished 73rd, Maria Baltazar
finish in the top 200. finished 127th, Amanda Harrison 168, and
Eddie Guerrero led the way with a time April Maldanado 176.
of 16:26.35. Adrian Leon finished 61st with Buchholz of Gainesville won the girls var-
a time of 16:33. Mauro Dominquez finished sity race.
107th with a time of 17:14. Augustin Leon Okeechobee has another meet this Satur-
was 132nd. His time was 17:31. Lionel Jones day at Emory Riddle University.

YMS volleyball team remains unbeaten

By Charles M. Murphy .
Okeechobee News
The winning streak continues for the
Yearling Middle School volleyball team.
The Yearlings defeated Sebastian in two
straight games Monday afternoon at home
to improve to (6-0) on the season. They used'
a mixture of power, finesse, and defense to
the Sharks.
"Sebastian is a scrappy bunch," Yearlings
Coach Bruce Conrad said, "They keep the
ball in play. They have no power but they Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
scrap. It's always nice to beat a team like Wilson Barbona (left) had a goal dur-
that." Wison Barbona (left) had a goal dur-
Conrad was able to play all of his play- ing Yerling's victor Monday.
ers during the game after an easy win in the
first game. Yearling won the second 25-18, the year and have the talent to upset the
despite having reserves on the floor for most Yearlings.
of the game. "We'll have to be ready for them. I gave
Conrad said he wanted to get all of his the girls a couple of days off last week and I
girls playing time because many of them think it did them some good," he noted.
have worked hard all year to make the team. The Yearling soccer team also remained
"I was proud to give them some time." unbeaten as they defeated Sebastian 4-0. Se-
Conrad noted next Monday might be the t i- ,. '' ." I ,,i;,-,. week during a
toughest match on the remaining schedule. r'I .1''.. i.n-i I ,,.ry.
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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School boys swim
team won their first meet in over four years
this week when they defeated Avon Park,
101-41.
The 200 freestyle team of Zach Norris,
Kenny Murphy, Jason Rucks and Dustin
Houston, won the event with a time of
1.52.46. It was their best time of the year.
Kenny Murphy won the 200 IM in the
three team meet. Lake Placid took first place
with 173 points.
The girls team won the three team meet
over Lake Placid and Avon Park.
Coach Brian Turner said this is the first
time in history that Okeechobee has defeat-
ed all of the Highlands County teams in the
same year.
The Girls B 400 meter relay team of Chel-
sie Houston, Sage Douglas, Adrianna Mitch-
ell and Savannah Whitlock finished second
in the event. The Okeechobee A team won
the event behind Sarah Annis, Savannah As
mussen, Jessica Wackier and Celena Letch-
er.
Coach Turner said the victories are com-


ing sooner than expected, "It was great to
win. My goal at the beginning of the season
was to get one win. We have four wins al-
ready and we seem to be getting a lot better.
A lot of other coaches are impressed with
our improvement and have asked me what
we've been doing to make our swimmers
better."
Turner said he has tried to change the
culture of Okeechobee swimming from
something recreational and not serious to a
serious business. He said the kids have really
dedicated themselves toward improvement,
"It's all about them. There the ones that put
in all the work, there the ones who put in the
time and they come to practice everyday."
Turner said in a typical day his swimmers
swim 4,000 to 5,000 yards. He noted they
have also worked hard on the little things,
like turns, the finishes, and reaches. He said
that can really lower a swimmers time.
He also praised new swimmers Timmy
Farrell, Dustin Houston and Jason Rucks,
who have really brought some new talent
to the swim team. He also praised Captain
Kenny Murphy for his leadership.
Okeechobee swimmers compete in the
Heartland invite on Oct. 17.


OHS volleyball team finishes


fifth at Palm Beach Classic
By Charles M. Murphy They also defeated South Fork, 25-23 and
Okeechobee News 25-15.
It was a productive weekend for the Friday, the Lady Brahmans defeated Sum-
Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans mit Christian 25-17, and 25-19, before being
volleyball team as they won several match- put in the consolation bracket with a loss to
es at the Palm Beach Classic, improved to Lake Worth Christian, 25-17, and 25-17.
(138) on the year and took fifth place in the Okeechobee played Tuesday night at
prestigious tournament, home against Fort Pierce Central. Wednes
Okeechobee defeated St. Andrews in the day, OHS was scheduled to travel to Boyn
consolation bracket final, 25-16, and 25-14. ton Beach for a district contest.

Volleyball team wins district match


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School volleyball
team continued to put the pressure on Jens-
en Beach and Suncoast in the district stand-
ings when they won a key district battle at
Boynton Beach earlier this week.
The Brahmans won 25-7, 25-6, and 25-7,
in one of their best efforts of the year. Coach
Todd Jones continued to get some of the


younger players court time.
Freshman Sarah Davis had an excellent
match with 10 assists and 10 aces as the
Brahmans improved to (10-7 overall and 3-1
in the District). Caitlyn Gaucin had 24 service
points and five aces for Okeechobee.
The Lady Brahmans competed in the
Palm Beach Classic this weekend that in-
cluded teams like Wellington William T.
Dwer, Lake Worth Christian, Palm Beach
Gardens, and Cardinal Newman.


FFA Alumni host annual clay shoot
the Fourth Annual FFA Alumni Sporting proceeds will benefit FFA students. For in-
Clays Shoot will be Oct. 10 at 8:30 a.m. at formation on helping to sponsor the event
Quail Creek Plantation. Entry fee is $50 for or to register as a shooter, contact Mickey
adults, $25 for students. Entry fees include Bandi at 863-634-1216, There will also be
lunch. Prizes will be given for first, fifth a turkey shoot for $3 per shot. The winner
and last place. Spectator lunch is $12. All will receive a turkey.


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CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND
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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
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JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
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Division: Family
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