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Vol. 100 No. 133 Friday, November 6, 2009


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Community Theatre presents 'Brigadoon'
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Local arts and
craft festivals
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Index
Classifieds .................................. 14-15
Community Events........................ 6
C rim e ......................................... 3
Crossw ord....................................... 15
Obituaries............................ ... 6
Speak Out ....................................... 4
Sports......................................... 11
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The men of "Brigadoon" model their Scottish kilts. The Okeechobee Community Theatre
presents the classic Broadway musical for four performances, Friday and Saturday nights,
Nov. 6, 7, 13 and 14, at 8 p.m. at the (Freshman Campus auditorium) theatre just one block
west of Golden Corral Restaurant. Cast members, from left to right include: Kevin Lute, Brian
Garza, Michael White, Joey Marcinek, John Garner, Josh Van Wormer, Tom Murray, Kevin
Shumate, Matt Garner, Cooper Ferrell, Robert Steiner and Mike Zieden.


(Left) Fiona MacLaren (Genna Lute) admires the fabrics offered by vendor Archie Beaton
(Robert Steiner) in a scene from the colorful fantasy musical, "Brigadoon," presented by
the Okeechobee Community Theatre. (Right) Tommy Albright (Michael White) falls for Fiona
MacLaren (Genna Lute) on his one-day visit to the enchanted village of "Brigadoon," Tickets
for the Nov. 6 and 7, 13 and 14 performances are $12 and are available at the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce and at the theatre box office before performances.


City council

approves

new police

cars, radio

system
City meeting covers
wide range of issues
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Council,
during an unusually long meeting
Tuesday night, Nov. 3, conducted a
wide range of business from pur-
chasing police cars to discussing
the sign ordinance once again.
The council passed an ordi-
nance closing NW Seventh Avenue
from NW Fourth Street to NW Sixth
Street and closing NW Fifth Street
from NW Seventh Avenue to the
dead end, to allow for construction
of the county's emergency opera-
tions center (EOC). The ordinance
has a 36 month reversionary clause.
That means that after 36 months, if
the county has not built the EOC,
the property will revert back to the
city unless an extension is granted.
The council approved the first
reading of proposed comprehen-
sive plan amendments dealing with
the city's 10-year water plan. The
plan states that an adequate water
supply must be available before
the city issues a certificate of occu-
pancy. The plan also states that all
new development must connect
to Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) water if available. When
an existing development changes
ownership, connection must be
made to OUA water if available.
The plan must be approved by the
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City
Continued From Page 1
Affairs before it comes back to the council
for a second reading.
Once again the city spent a considerable
amount of time discussing the sign ordi-
nance and considering recommendations
made by the planning board.
"I think we've gotten this way too com-
plicated," was the opinion of Councilman
Dowling Watford.
"Whatever we decide, someone will find
a way around it," stated Mayor Jim Kirk.
Instead of allowing temporary signs to be
displayed only for limited amounts of time,
the council discussed eliminating the tem-
porary sign category and just limiting the
total number of signs a business may have.
In the end, the ordinance was referred back
to staff to be rewritten.
The consensus of the board was to ac-
cept the five major issues identified by staff
and the planning board to be considered
during the preparation of the Evaluation and
Appraisal Report to the city's comprehen-
sive plan. Those issues are: the need to pro-
vide for a transition from residential to com-
mercial use in certain areas of the city; the
need to eliminate inconsistencies between
the official zoning map and the future land
use map; the need to re-examine the Taylor
Creek area to allow sensitive development
along the creek; the need to establish com-
patible and consistent urban design; and the
need to emphasize pedestrian connectivity
and establish streetscape standards within
the city.
Turning to police cars, the council vot-
ed to purchase 14 Ford Crown Victorias at
$20,833 each and five Dodge Chargers at


Turkey Dinner at Masonic Lodge
The Masonic Lodge, 107 NW Fifth
Ave., will have their Annual Turkey Dinner
on Nov. 7. The menu consists of turkey,
dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans,
roll, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
The price is $7. You can eat in or carry
out. The meal will be served from 2 to 6
p.m. The lodge is also taking reservations
for whole fully cooked turkeys (18-201bs)
for pick up at the lodge on Thanksgiving
Day between 9 a.m. and noon at a cost of
$30. Orders can be placed at Porter Clean-
ers. Call Hugh if you have questions 863-
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$19,888 each. In addition another Dodge
Charger was purchased for the police chief,
a Ford F150 4x4 for $25,750 for the fire chief
and a Ford Escape at $16,403 for the city ad-
ministrator. All prices, except for the Ford
F150 were from state bids.
In spite of misgivings the council ap-
proved a wireless service agreement and
memorandum of understanding concerning
the State Law Enforcement Radio System
(SLERS). Deputy county administrator Jim
Threewits, who is coordinating the imple-
mentation of the radio system, could not
give the council a firm price because he said
there were so many variables. The school
board and OUA are also participating in the
system along with the city and the county.
If any of those other organizations makes
any changes, the cost could change and the
wireless service agreement would have to be
revised and brought back to the council. The
current budget contains $75,000 for SLERS.
Current figures show that it will cost the city
$112,642 initially to participate, which is

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more than some councilmen were expect-
ing to pay. City administrator Brian Whitehall
said that the difference would come from a
mid year budget adjustment. Mr. Threewits
said that the annual recurring cost to the
city would be $7,884. Councilman Watford
wanted the agreement changed to state that
any rental income from the county owned
tower that SLERS will use would be applied
toward each agency's cost of operation on a
pro rated basis.
The mayor presented a ten year service
award to Sue Christopher, administrative
secretary to the fire department and a five
year service award to police sergeant Justin
Bernst. The mayor also proclaimed Nov. 20 -
26 to be Farm Home Week in the city and he
read another proclamation urging citizens to
wear Buddy Poppies Nov. 8- 11.
In other action the council:


passed ordinances updating and bring-
ing in line with current laws the city's gen-
eral employees, police and firefighters pen-
sion trust funds;
granted Corey Miller one year from the
date of the certificate of occupancy to build
a sidewalk in front of his SE Fourth Street
property;
tabled until next month action on a
donation of land to the city by G-4 Land &
Cattle Company for use as a turn lane in or-
der for staff to resolve a discrepancy in the
survey;
approved the standard yearly agree-
ment between the city and Okeechobee
Main Street; and,
approved amendments to the 2009
fiscal year budget to true it up for auditing
purposes.
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FDEP probe ends with local arrest


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee busi
nessman was arrested on
a warrant Monday, Nov.
2, charging him with the
felony of illegal disposal of
hazardous waste. Hector Ivan
Hector Ivan Rojas, 46, Rojas
Town Lake Drive, Pooler,
Ga., was booked into the Okeechobee County
Jail under a bond of $2,500.
Rojas, the owner of H&R Aircraft Design,
2800 N.W. 20th Trail, was arrested following
an investigation by Michael W. Buckley, an in
vestigator with the Florida Department of Envi
ronmental Protection (FDEP).
According to a probable cause affidavit by
the investigator, Rojas owns an aircraft strip


ping and paint facility in Hanger N1 at the
Okeechobee County Airport. The affidavit
states that Rojas was allowing rinse water used
for removing paint from aircraft to run into
the floor drain of the hanger. That water then
flowed into an Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) water treatment plant.
A lab analysis of the water indicated that it
contained hazardous waste specifically, ...
high levels of xylene, toulene and methylene
chloride," stated the affidavit.
Investigator Buckley went on to state that
OUA officials indicated that H&R Aircraft was
the only business connected to the lift station
and did not have an industrial pre-treatment
use agreement to dispose of any hazardous
waste into the treatment plant.
Investigator Buckley said Rojas had illegally
allowed the hazardous materials to flow into the
water treatment plant for about eight months.


Woman accused of hitting beau with hammer


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee woman
has been accused of hitting
her boyfriend with a ham-
mer then breaking out the
windows of his car.
Surwonner Johnson, 28, Surwonner
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Johnson
Nov. 1 on a felony charge of aggravated bat
tery. She was also arrested on misdemeanor
charges of criminal mischief and petit theft.
Johnson was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of $11,000.
An arrest report by Deputy Robbie Lamb,
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), states Johnson and her boyfriend be


gan to argue after returning home from a local
night club on Sunday, Nov. 1.
The couple went to bed, but the man was
awakened around 5:51 a.m. when Johnson
reportedly hit him twice with a hammer. The
OCSO deputy indicated in his report that he
could see what appeared to be a bruised area
on the man's left arm.
According to the deputy's report, she also
used the hammer to break out the windows of
his 2005 Dodge automobile.
Deputy Lamb estimated the damage to the
car at $800.
The report goes on to state that the woman
allegedly also took the man's cell phone and
refused to return it.


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Report: student arrested for throwing gum


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A student at Okeechobee High School was
not only suspended from school for nine days
but was charged with a felony after he report
edly threw gum into the hair of a teacher.
Martin Gabino Macias, 16, was arrested Oct.
30 by Deputy William Suggs, of the Okeecho
bee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), on a felony
charge of battery on a school board employee.
Macias was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail and then released into the custody
of his father.


According to an arrest report by Deputy
Suggs, a school resource officer at OHS, Ma
cias threw at least three pieces of gum at Cath
erine Hyde as she passed out notes to the rest
of the class. The gum hit her in the back of the
head and stuck in her hair.
The report goes on to state that Macias
could also face expulsion, according to the
Okeechobee County School Board Code of
Conduct.
Macias was reportedly angry with the teach
er for taking his hat.


Okeechobee 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
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Jerry Miles Sterling, 62, U.S. 441 S.E.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 3 by Deputy
Yamil Astacio on a charge of driving under
the influence. His bond was set at $500.
Danny Alan Keenum, 45, S.W 21st St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 3 by Deputy
John Hazy on a felony charge of possession
of a controlled substance. He was also ar-
rested on a misdemeanor charge of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. His bond was
set at $4,500


Justin Brian Wolf, 21, U.S. 441 N.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 3 by Officer
Phillip Eddings on a charge of grand theft.
His bond was set at $1,500.
Bill Clemons, 22, Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 3 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a
charge of grand theft-firearm. His bond was
set at $5,000.
Joan Dolores Hearn, 52, N.W 32nd
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 4 by
Deputy Matthew Hurst on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence. She was released
on her own recognizance.
This column lists arrests and not con
evictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
listed here who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed and printed.


November 6, 2009


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OPINION


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Letters to the editor


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ing place. Thanks for participating!

Blood Round-Up
In the paper recently I have been read-
ing letters from local folks whose lives were
saved through blood transfusions. With the
annual blood round up donation drive com-
ing up, they want everyone to know how im-
portant it is to donate. These are our friends
and neighbors who might have died if they
had not received transfusions of donated
blood. I used to be a regular blood donor,
but due to medical issues I am no longer al-
lowed to give blood. I recently read that only
37 percent of the American population is eli-
gible to give blood. The rest are too young or
have some reason they cannot give -- such
as illness, taking prescription medications,
living overseas (exposure to Mad Cow), ane-
mia, etc. If you are one of the healthy 37 per-
cent, please consider donating blood during
the blood round up. The life you save may
be one of your friends, neighbors or loved
ones.
Being given away is a bag of goodies to
every one who donates blood. Many busi-
nesses have contributed to the "cause" by
including coupons or free gifts Let's be the
best in the state for giving of ourselves to
others in need.
Please support the Blood Drive, The
Blood Round up is: Friday Nov. 13, from 9
a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday Nov. 14, from
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the First United Method-
ist Church, 200 NW 2nd St. in Okeechobee.
This year's goal is 500 units in two days!

Gay marriage
Voters in the northeastern state of Maine
repealed a state law that would have al-
lowed same-sex couples to wed, dealing the
gay rights movement a heartbreaking defeat
in the corner of the country most supportive
of gay marriage. Gay marriage has now lost
in every single state -- 31 in all -- in which it
has been put to a popular vote.


Civil rights have no business in a vote.
They should be automatically granted by the
federal government.
If gays can't get married because gays
are not welcomed to get married under the
eyes of God, than other religions and people
of non-faiths should not be allowed to marry
either. Since marriage is just a ceremony to
bring a family together under the eyes of
God, right?

Atheist "holy day"
In Florida, an atheist created a case
against the upcoming Easter and Passover
Holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a
discrimination case against Christians and
Jews and observances of their holy days.
The argument was that it was unfair that
atheists had no such recognized days. The
case was brought before a judge. After lis-
tening to the passionate presentation by the
lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring,
"Case dismissed!" The lawyer immediately
stood objecting to the ruling saying, "Your
honor, how can you possibly dismiss this
case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter
and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom
Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all
other atheists have no such holidays." The
judge leaned forward in his chair saying,
"But you do. Your client, counsel, is woefully
ignorant." The lawyer said, "Your Honor, we
are unaware of any special observance or
holiday for atheists." The judge said, "The
calendar says April 1st is April Fools Day.
Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart,
there is no God.' Thus, it is the opinion of
this court, that, if your client says there is no
God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is
his day."

Halloween festival
My congratulations to Okeechobee
Main Street, the sheriff's office and the other
sponsors of the annual Halloween festival. It
was a great event and the thousands of kids
who attended seemed to have a good time.
One suggestion I have is to open up more
entrances to the event. There was a real bot-
tleneck at the one entrance and people were
trying to exit there as well. Another sugges-
tion -- do not hand out candy at the entrance
as that really slowed down the line. Put the
extra bags at a booth inside and let helpers
walking around hand out the extra candy.
This is an event that could grow every year.


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Saved by blood
We can live our whole lives not knowing
we have a problem. I found out last year I
am a "bleeder." This made me more grate-
ful than ever to all those
who donate blood and
who will donate at this
year's Blood Roundup.
I had been a regu-
lar blood donor for ten
years. Then, in 1993 I
had my daughter. The
pregnancy had gone
perfectly, I was healthy
and strong, there were Sharon
no complications-- until Ming
the moment of delivery.
I bled a lot, but no one
realized how much until the next morn-
ing when I tried to sit up and passed out; I
needed two units of blood. I got better and
life moved on.
Fifteen years later, in April, '08 I needed
a hip replacement, which went well, until
they couldn't stop the bleeding. My count
was so low, they had to administer two units
of blood. No one, including me, made the
connection with the long-ago incident. I re-
covered and again moved on.
Prior to surgery to replace the other hip
seven months later I did everything possible
to assure a healthy outcome. I ate properly,
went off any meds, built my blood, got in
top shape. But ... "it" happened again. It was
time to find out what was happening. The
diagnosis -I am a bleeder.
Three times I could have died. Three rea-
sons I am grateful to all who donate blood.
I'm told that only 37 percent of the US popu-
lation can give blood. Please be one who
saves lives. Maybe it was your donation in
2008 that saved my life, and for that I thank
you.
Sharon Ming
Edward Jones Investments

Festival a success
A great big thank you to Main Street for
organizing the recent Halloween Party for
the children at the Agri-center. You did a fab-
ulous job there, with so much attention to
all the details. All the effort put into it, hope-
fully was well worth it for you, as much as it
was for us. We walked five horses in circles
for hours with lots of big and small children


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in the saddles. Watching their beautiful little
smiling or wondering faces made it so worth
while for us. The parents delightful laughter
and encouraging words to us to keep going
was so much fun too. Some of the crew had
already been on a long trail ride in the morn-
ing, so it was quite a tiring day, but, still a
blast.
The best part, you may ask. When the
little ones would throw their leg over into
the saddle, we would ask, "Is this your first
time riding?" Some would say "Yes" with a
big happy smile on their face.
Hopefully, we have created a great love
of horses as we walked and talked to all
the children in celebration of this "Have fun
holiday."
Again, thank you Main Street for this op-
portunity to share.
Blessings on your Happy Trail,
Bobbi Poole


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Pony rides were one of the many at-
tractions at the Halloween festival held
at the Agri-Civic Center on Hallow-
een night. The festival was hosted by
Okeechobee Main Street, the Okeecho-
bee Sheriff's Office and the Okeecho-
bee County Board of Commissioners.
The Law Offices of Hoskins and Turco
sponsored the pony rides


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Local Festivals


First United Methodist
Women sponsor Bazaar
The First United Methodist Women of
Okeechobee invite you to attend their an-
nual fall bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 7, from
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall at
200 S.W Second St. You will find a variety
of crafts, quilted items, knives, baked goods,
white elephant items and a silent auction.
Plan on staying for lunch. Soup, sandwiches
and desserts will be available from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to missions proj-
ects local, national and abroad. Come and
bring a friend!
Craft Fair in the Woods
On Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m.-
p.m. everyone is invited to attend the annual


Craft Fair in the Woods at Freedom Ranch,
11655 U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee. There will
be something for everyone. Swamp buggy
ranch rides along with holiday decorations
and craft items and barbecue and swamp
cabbage to enjoy. For more information,
please contact Cheri Brant at 863-763-2085
or Pam Hales at 863-763-2678 for more in-
formation.

Old fashioned bazaar
The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church
USA at 312 N. Parrott Ave. will hold an old-
fashioned bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 7. The
hours are 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Handmade
crafts, holiday decorations, white elephants,
Christmas gifts, and baked goodies of all
kinds will be available. For information call,
Eleanor Newhouse at 863-763-6928.


Craft program calls for artists
Calling all "Arts and Crafters" in the
Okeechobee area. Peace Lutheran Church
Quilters are planning a BAZAAR for Nov.
21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We know there
are many talented people and groups in our
community and we would like you to join us
to show and sell your home made arts and
craft items. To reserve a table call Marty at
863-467-4840 or Donna at 863-763-7056.

Hamfest in the Woods
Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club is spon-
soring Hamfest in the Woods on Saturday,
Nov. 28, at Freedom Ranch, 11655 U.S. 441
SE. Enjoy a $6 breakfast of eggs, sausage,
gravy, biscuits and coffee. From 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. a cracker cowboy meal of roast beef,


Calendar of Events


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 Club
welcomes 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.


Aging in place solutions
Rotarian Trinidad Garcia, M.D. welcomed Nancy Bredemeyer, Ph.D.-Profes-
sor and Chair Interior Design Department IRSC & Pat Alfrey-Counselor IRSC.
Dr. Bredemeyer spoke of Interior Design Solutions to Aging in Place by re-
siding in one's home for a lifetime-postponing moving to assisted living as
long as possible. For information on Rotary, call-863-763-1120.


OHS Latin Club plans Sat. car wash

The Okeechobee High School Latin Club car wash will be located in the parking lot of
will hold a car wash to help raise funds for the Tractor Supply Co. store on S. 441 in the
their trip to Greece in March 2010. The Nov. 7 Publix Shopping Center starting at 10 a.m.


Saturday
The Okeechobee Chapter National
Society Daughters of the American
Revolution will meet the first Saturday of
each month from October until April at 10
a.m. in the Okeechobee County Library. All
members and prospective members are
invited to attend.
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.




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mashed potatoes, beans, slaw, dessert and
drink will be served for $10. In addition to
the hamfest, at 10 a.m. Gordie Peer, former
western movie stuntman, will be entertain-
ing with whip and rope tricks. There will also
be bluegrass music. RV parking is $30 for Fri-
day night. Please RSVP as space is limited.
RVers wishing to experience Church-in-the-
Woods may stay over Saturday night at no
charge. Sunday lunch is free. Tent campers
are $15. All proceeds from entry fees go to
the Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club. Pro-
ceeds from campers and food sale go to Al-
pha Ministries. For more information email
w4qjp@sstowers.com or call 863-763-9800.
For more information on Alpha Ministries
visit www.alphaministries.org.

In the Military ...
Local Airman earns first
class rank
Air Force Airman Ist Class Justin T. Yacka-
mouih has arrived for duty at Dover Air Force
Base, Del.
Yackamouih is a C-5 aircraft jet engine me-
chanic assigned to the 436th Aircraft Mainte-
nance Squadron. He has served in the military
for six years.
He is the son of Thomas A. and stepson
of Sheryl E. Yackamouih of S.E. 10th Ave.,
Okeechobee.
The recently promoted airman first class is
a 2002 graduate of Okeechobee High School.


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Community Events

FOE to host steak dinner
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, #4137,
9985 Hwy. 441 North will host a steak dinner
on Friday, Nov. 6, at 5:30 p.m. The dinner
includes choice of potato, steak or chicken,
salad, bread and desert for $12 donation.
Live entertainment will be provided by
Wayne Purvis.


Safe Boating Assoc hosts sale
The Okeechobee Safe Boating Association
will hold a garage sale on Nov. 6-7, beginning
at 8 a.m. The sale will be held at 740 S.R. 78
West. Proceeds from the sale will benefit safe
boating programs.

Church plans yard sale
Believers Fellowship Church Ladies Ministry
will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 8
to noon at 300 SW 6th Ave.


Obituaries


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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
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Shirley Jeane Schreier, 70
DELRAY BEACH Shirley Jeane Schreier, age
70, recently of Delray Beach, died Friday, Oct.
30, 2009, in Vitas Inpatient Hospice at Columbia
Hospital.
Born July 14, 1939 in Cadiz, Ohio, she had
been a resident of West Palm Beach for 14
years and of Okeechobee for five years. She was
a member of the Ladies Oriental Shrine, Zem
Zem Court where in 2003-04 she served as High
Priestess. She enjoyed the Genie Dance Unit,
reading and computer solitaire.
She is survived by her husband, Richard P.
Schreier of Delray Beach; daughter, Deborah
Jeane Singer (Steven) of Pompano Beach; son,
W Douglas Tunstall (Beth) of Richmond, Va.;
sister, Janet H. Shipman of Cleveland, Ohio;
stepsons, David Grupp (Cindy) of Wellington,
and Michael Grupp (Kathy) of Houston, Texas;
six grandchildren, Monica, Christopher, Ashley,
Kimberly, Joey, and Nicole. She also is survived
by a niece and many cousins.
Please celebrate her life by joining family and
friends at a memorial service held by the Ladies
Oriental Shrine at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, at
Garden Masonic Lodge, 9473 Roan Lane, Palm
Beach Gardens. Light refreshments will follow.
No flowers please; if you wish, contributions
may be made to the Susan G. Komen Founda-
tion or the Ladies Oriental Shrine.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee FL. Online
condolences may be made at www.buxtonfu-
neralhome.com.


Yvonne 'Bonnie' Wheeler, 68
PORT ST. LUCIE Yvonne 'Bonnie' Wheeler,
died November 04, 2009, in Port St. Lucie.
The daughter of
Farley & Lucille Wil-
liams, she was born
in Bergoo, West Vir-
ginia, moving to
(il.. I ., from
Dayton, Ohio in
1978. Mrs. Wheeler
was a Walmart As-
sociate for 17 years
and a member of
the North Church of
God.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years,
Jack L. Wheeler; her daughter, Rita & Rob How-
ett of Tony, Alabama; four sons, Jack & Debbie
Wheeler of Jensen Beach, Mike & Becky Wheel-
er of Tipp City, Ohio, Tim Wheeler of Okeecho-
bee, & Jason Wheeler of Port St. Lucie; three
siblings, Jim & Diane Porter of Lancaster, Ohio,
and Wayne & Linda Parker of Elyria, Ohio; Gene
& Wanda Williams of West Milford, West Vir-
ginia; her Mother, Lucille Williams of Lancaster,
Ohio; nine grandchildren and three great-grand-
children.
A visitation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m, No-
vember 08, 2009 at the Bass (i., -...I Funer-
al Home. A Service will follow at 4 p.m. at the
Bass (liI, -,l ...-- Funeral Home in Okeecho-
bee, Florida, with Saint Lucie County Sheriffs
Chaplain, Dave Thompson, officiating. Arrange-
ments made by Yates Funeral Home & Crema-
tory, Fort Pierce, Florida. Friends and family may
sign a guest book for Mrs. Wheeler at
www.yatesfuneralhome.com.

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Sub sandwich fundraiser
The Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee
is sponsoring a Sub sandwich fundraiser
on Monday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The deadline for orders is Friday, Nov. 6 at
6 p.m. Turkey, ham and roast beef subs will
be available as well as club subs which are a
combination of two of the three meats avail-
able. Every sub will have a choice of either
provolone or yellow American cheese. The
choice of fixings includes lettuce, tomato,
onion, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard.
Each sub come with a bag of regular chips
and a 12 ounce can of Coke, Diet Coke or
bottled water. The cost is $6 per order. Order
can be placed by fax at 763 467-8748 or by
calling 863 634-4834.

It's Honey Baked Ham time!
Okeechobee Main Street is once again of-
fering Honey Baked Hams for Thanksgiving.
Spiral hams, boneless hams, whole smoked
turkeys or turkey breast, side dishes and
desserts are available. Order yours today at
Syble's Flowers, 119 S. Parrott Avenue or at
the Main Street Office 111 Northeast Second
Street. To receive a price list or for more in-
formation call 863-763-2225 or 863-357-6247
or simply respond to this email.

Holiday ornament sale to
benefit scholarship fund
Okeechobee Retired Educators will once
again offer the fourth limited edition Christ-
mas ornaments. The ornament is 24kt gold
on brass and includes a numbered certifi-
cate with historical information. The orna-
ments are just $15 each and proceeds from
the sale benefit the scholarship fund. Orna-
ments from previous years are also available
in limited quantities for $10 each. Please call
one of the following members if you are in-
teresting in purchasing an ornament: Gay
Carlton 863-763-5755; Kay McCool 863-
763-2829, Paulette Whipple 863-467-2487,
Pam Trent 863-763-3060, Regina Hamrick
- 863-763-8865, Harel Parnis 863-467-1767
or Marion Davis at 863-763-3991.

Tax aide volunteers sought
AARP seeks computer literate volunteers
to help with the income tax filing assistance
program for the 2010 tax season. Complete
training will be provided, using AARP soft-
ware and training materials. For informa-
tion, call Neile at 863-357-1694.


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SWAT youth leader attends state
Sept. 11-13, Kimberly Mullin, age 13,
from Okeechobee attended the Statewide
Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT)
meeting in Orlando. Kimberly is a member
of Countywide SWAT Club and the Osce-
ola Middle School SWAT Club, where she
serves as secretary. Students participated in
team building activities and empowerment
activities. Youth also discussed the Tobacco
program's recent focus change from activ-
ism and awareness to policy and systems
change. The State of Florida also has a Youth
Advocacy Board (YAB) that branches from
SWAT. The YAB is responsible for organiz-
ing the priorities and activities of SWAT on
a statewide level. The board consists of 12
members, three from each of the four re-
gions in the state. Kimberly Mullin was nom-
inated by her peers and elected to the board
after her phenomenal performance during -
the Q&A portion of the process. Kimberly's ..
position is especially important to our county
because for the first time in years Okeecho-
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statewide level.


Seminole Casino Brighton Costume Contest
Judges for the Seminole Casine Brighton Costume contest were Linda
Bridges of the Okeechobee News, Paul Wessling of the Seminole Fire De-
partment and Brian Lenhart of the Seminole Fire Department. Winners of the
contest were 1st: Roxana Hare "Headless Bride" $500; 2nd: Linda Yarbrough
"Headless Basketcase" $300 and 3rd: Ellen Lemos "Octomom" $200.


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Farm visit
Cornerstone Christian Home Educators visited Larson Dairy on Thursday
Oct. 29. Dairy manager, Mr. Jose Verano (not pictured), taught the students
about the nutritional needs of the cows, the milking process and showed
them the tanks that the milk is stored in until the delivery truck arrives. The
students also got to try milking a cow themselves. Pictured are: Dustin &
Cody Barnes, Cole Verano, Jasmine Catalan, Seth Stewart, Mireya Catalan,
Olivia Joyner, and Hannah Stewart.


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Students of the Week
Okeechobee High School Students of the Week are-Back Row: Timoth
Hirst, Victoria Bostic, Brianne Furphy, Desiree Jeaner, Essence Williams;
Front Row: Tyler Yates, Shemaiah Henderson, Kayla Runyon, Kristin Rob-
erts, Amy McDavid. Not pictured are: Raul Piedra, Valerie McKee, Ruth Sor-
zano, Kyle Folson, Wesley Holden.


Special to the Okeechobee News

Fighting breast cancer
These employees of Los Cocos Mexican Restaurant donated $10 each to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and that total was matched by the owner
Yolanda Solorzano. (left photo) They are, left to right, Ms. Solorzano, Mary Hernandez, Joan Wilcox, Flora Rodriguez, Angel Borowski, Nelly Baltazar, Abby
Castillo, and Julie Rodriguez. (in right photo) Left to right, Marcela Rebollar, Liz Jimenez, Veronica Martinez, Romona Martinez, Irma Sanchez, Jetta Gray, and
Ms. Solorzano. For their donations, they will each receive a free pink hair extension.


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November 6, 2009


Okeechobee News


Mayor honored for 20 years in government


The Florida League of Cities announced
that James E. Kirk, City of Okeechobee, has
been recognized for 20 years of service.
James E. Kirk was honored at the Florida
League of Cities 83rd Annual Conference in
Orlando.
"Mayor Kirk serves as a prototypical role
model for other public servants across the
state, and indeed the nation, who work ev-
ery day to provide the best in municipal ser-
vice to their citizens," said Carmine Priore,
President, Florida League of Cities and Vice-
Mayor, Wellington. "Mayor Kirk deserves to
be recognized for his longstanding accom-
plishments, dedication and hard work."
Mayor Kirk began his public servant role
with the City of Okeechobee in January 1,
1989, as a Council Member. He was voted
as Mayor, (two year terms), by his fellow
Council Members, January 7, 1991. He has
shown outstanding leadership abilities and
always has the best interest of the City and
the Citizens of Okeechobee at heart. He
has been voted as Mayor for nine terms. He
holds the longest record of 18 years as being
Mayor for the City of Okeechobee.
During his terms he has served on vari-
ous boards as the liaison for the City. Such
boards are: Juvenile Justice Council, 10
years; Workforce Regional Development
Board, 6 years; Central Florida Regional
Planning Council, 4 years; Shared Services
Council, 1 year. He is also a representative
for the Executive Round Table, (only the


Andrew Hanson, of the Florida
League of Cities, left, presents City
of Okeechobee Mayor Jim Kirk, right,
with a plaque honoring the mayor's
twenty years' service on the city
council and 18 years as mayor.
Mayor can be appointed to this position).
He received a beautiful recognition
plaque and Years of Service pin denoting the
years served. He will also be featured in the
League's award-winning publication, Qual-
ity Cities and on the League's web site.
The Florida League of Cities, Inc. is the of-
ficial organization of the municipal govern-
ments (cities, towns and villages) in Florida,
designed and established to meet and serve
the needs of Florida's municipal officials.


Coquina considers

road project

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Coquina Water Control District Board
of Supervisors spent most of the morning
Wednesday, Nov. 4 showing new board
member Dorothy Miles around the Viking
properties. As part of their tour, they looked
at the road going north from the end of One
Mile Grade with a view to making improve-
ments to that road. Coquina owns several
lots adjacent to the road that could be used
for fill dirt. The board also inspected a water
control device on Canal C and determined
that minor repairs were needed.
Before starting on their tour they dis-
cussed the spraying contract. As the board
had received no response to their advertise-
ment for bids, they decided the contract
wording needs to be more specific. They
also marked possible road projects on a
map. The next board meeting will be at 9
a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at the county an-
nex on U.S. 98.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Danny Faircloth, superintendent for
Coquina Water Control District, left,
and Bryan Clemmons, right, engineer
for the water control district inspect
damage to a water control structure
on Canal C. As part of the Wednes-
day, Nov. 4 Coquina Board of Super-
visors meeting, supervisors and staff
inspected Coquina facilities.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Fall colors
Employees at Okeechobee City Hall made a pretty picture as they got into
the spirit of Fall with their decorations and clothing. They are, left to right,
Avacoli Rebollar, Patty Burnette, India Riedle, Lane Gamiotea, Betty Clem-
ent, Kim Barnes and Malisa Jahner.


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The Okeechobee Educational Founda-
tion (501c3) hosted its annual Achieving
Excellence Program luncheon on Oct. 7,
at the Methodist Church. Linda Syfrett, OEF
President, served as mistress of ceremonies
at the luncheon and welcomed guests, do-
nors and board members. OEF Director, Dr.
Patricia Cooper, recognized Achieving Excel-
lence campaign donors with certificates and
Achieving Excellence pins.
Jenny Pung, friend of the foundation, pre-
pared a power point presentation highlight-
ing the events of the last year. Kati McWa-
ters, scholarship recipient, shared how her
many local scholarships enable her to pur-
sue her dream of becoming a school teacher
in Okeechobee. Ms. McWaters is a first year
teacher at North Elementary.
In addition to scholarships, the Foun-
dation provides mini grants to teachers
through partnerships with Consortium of
Florida Educational Foundation, Kiwanis in
memory of Marge and Dick Blair, Okeecho-
bee Battlefield Friends and new this year
Rotary Club. Linda Davis and Michelle Prit-
chard, mini grant recipients, shared how the
supplemental items purchased with grant
funds impacted the students in their respec-
tive classroom. Erin Cox, Indian River State
College, shared with the audience the value
of the Take Stock in Children scholarship to
the local children and thanked donors.
A large and important component to
the Take Stock Scholarship program is the
required mentor that meets with each stu-
dent on a weekly basis. Ms. Cox invited
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were some of the one hundred local schol-
arship donors who provided two hundred
and thirty scholarships to one hundred and
twenty two OHS graduates last year! The
United Way and Children's Services Council
were also recognized for their contributions
to the success of the Foundation and the
OEF programs. Since 1996 over $1,700,000
has passed through the Foundation to OHS
graduates in the form of scholarships. Schol-
arship donors and their committees select
their recipientss, monetary value and other
criteria to meet their specifications.
Special thanks to Laura Sims and Paula
Younger for the donation and Ben Sims and
Rick Amsden for the fine preparation of the
pork loin; Okeechobee County Food Service
for the donation of the sides; Mary Hurley for
the delicious desserts and door prizes; Pastor
Jim Dawson for use of the Fellowship Hall;
Jenny Pung for the PowerPoint presentation,
Countryside Florist for the centerpieces and
former board member Dowling Watford for
his continued support. These fine individu-
als made our luncheon possible and a great
success! Please let us know how you would
like to get involved: make a donation to the
Achieving Excellence Campaign Platinum
$2,500, Gold $1,000, Silver $500 or Friend of
the Foundation; sponsor a mini grant; spon-
sor a scholarship; or would like more infor-
mation. 863-462-5000 ext. 257.


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Boating Safety class
The boating safety class will be held
on Nov. 7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a one
hour lunch break. The location is Okee-
Tantie Marina. Entrance is in the Coast
Guard Auxiliary building on the right
side of the driveway. If you are 21 years
of age or under, this course is approved
by N.A.S.B.L.A. and meets the state of
Florida's requirements to operate a Ohp
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November 6, 2009 Okeechobee News


Brahman scouting report:

Palm Beach Lakes Rams


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Despite the Okeechobee High School
football team's poor record (0-8), all could
be forgiven tonight if the Brahmans can
somehow upset the Palm Beach Lakes
Rams, (5-3).
The winner of the game will be runners
up in the District and earn a playoff spot.
"Fire to compete and win is still in them,"
Brahmans Coach Myron Jackson said,
"We've had a pretty good week of practice.
You never can tell how the week is going to
end. We have to apply practice techniques
to games."
Palm Beach Lakes is a power running
team. Juan O'Farril is their leading rusher
with 590 yards and five touchdowns. Deon
Charles also runs the ball a lot. He has 205
yards on the season and three touchdowns.
The Rams average over five yards per
carry on the ground and are not a passing
team. QB Cody Bonea has completed 40 of
91 passes for only one touchdown this year.
"We must stop the run. We get out
manned at the point of attack a lot. That's
where technique and fight come in. The little
dog in the fight must have a lot of fight in
them," Coach Jackson noted.
Another key point will be getting off to a
good start. The Brahmans have been ham-
pered by slow starts this year. They begin to
play well in the second half, which is when
most coaches are putting in more of their re-
serves and younger players.
"I have one heck of a JV team that I'm lin-
ing up with only six seniors," Jackson added,
"Take those seniors away and you have 25
kids that could be playing JV."
"A positive start is a must for us. It takes us
a couple of series every game to settle down
defensively. On offense it's been hard for us


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to get into a groove and sustain drives," he
added.
Jackson said he is proud that his team
hasn't quit in games and that they play hard
for four quarters. He said that additional
players were called up from the junior varsity
squad this week and they added to the inten-
sity of practice.
Jose Laredo, Sir Wiggins, and D'Ronte
Files were three players called up from the
JV squad for this week's game. The JV ended
their season last week.
Tonight's game is also senior night. Senior
members of the football team, cheerleading
squad, marching band, and fall sports will be
honored before the game.


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Church of Our Savior
Episcopal, 200 NW 3rd
St. Okee, Furniture, an-
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kinds of good stuff
Sat, Nov 7th 8am-3pm
HUGE YARD SALE
FT DRUM Fri, Sat. &
Sun Nov. 6th, 7th, 8th,
7am-?, 30355 Hwy 441
North. Across from Ft
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LABELLE Sat., 11/7,
8am til ?, 158 Clay St.,
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Neighborhood Yard Sale
Fri 11-6, Sat 11-7,
8 am -1 pm
SW 18th St off SW 5th
Ave. Okee City
Antiques, fishing gear,
baby items, furniture,
and lots more

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Yard Sale
Sat, Nov 7th, 8am til ?
Ousley Estates
computer desk, house-
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Lykes Citrus Management Division has an immediate
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Lykes Ranch Office located at
106 SW CR721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(Intersection of Highway 70 & CR 721)
or
Lykes Citrus Management Office located at
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Lykes Citrus Management Division is an Equal
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IMMEDIATE OPENING

The OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY (OUA) has
an immediate opening for a water treatment
plant operator Class "C" Certified or trainee.
Shift work, weekends, and holidays may be re-
quired. As an employee of the OUA you will be
provided with uniforms, health benefits, paid vaca-
tion/sick leave and a pension program. The OUA is
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of at least three years is a requirement upon em-
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tile throughout, $975 &
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Mobile Home 2BR,
c/a, exc. cond., nice
park, $500 mo.
(812)989-3022

OKEECHOBEE 3BR
1.5BA screened patio,
carport, wood floors,
dbl. lot, town water/
sewer, $750 mo., no
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DW MH renovated,
4BR/2.5BA, 1800 sq. ft.,
fenced 1/2 acre lot,
screened porch, shed,
Pioneer Estate area,
$89,000. Bank finance
avail. (863)610-1600

FOR SALE BY OWNER
2BR, 1.5BA Remodeled
on Canal, in town.
Quiet neighborhood.
Large lot. Dock. Car-
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Partially fenced in yard
w/pond, screened porch
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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009 AT 3:30 PM. IN THE BOARD ROOM OF
THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS
OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT
PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 9:OC
A.M., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009, AN AGENDA MEETING WILL BE
HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE,
FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAI
BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAV
OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MA)
BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT
LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD
OF TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF
THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH
MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCF
PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS IS MADE.
337936 ON 11/6/09

NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED LIVESTOCK
BY OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
To Whom It May Concerm:
You are hereby notified that the following descnbed livestock; One [ap
prox]6hh black mare, right front and left hind white half paste, white
spot on left side of barrel, white star to stripe to snip, and One [approx]
15.2hh chestnut mare with flaxen mane and tail, left hind stocking, nghl
hind half pastern, white blaze and small white spots throughout body anc
face; are now impounded at Cattlemen's Rodeo Arena, 1885 Hwy 441
North, Okeechobee, Flonda 34972 and the amount due by reason of sucl
impounding is 25.00 dollars plus a daily impound fee of $8.00 per day anc
$63.84 for cost of advertisement until disposition
The above descnbed vestock will, unless redeemed within 3 days fror
date hereof, be offered for sale at public auction to the highest and besl
bidder for cash.
Dated this 4th day of November, 2009.
Noel Stephen,
Undershenff,
Okeechobee County, Flonda
338303 ON 11/6/09


NOTICE
The Affordable Housing Advisory
Committee of Okeechobee County
has scheduled its next regular
session for Tuesday, November
10, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. in the
Board of County Commissioners
meetng chambers at the Health
Department located at 1728 NW
9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Ronda.
A person deciding to appeal any
decision made by the Committee
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at such meeting will need a
record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she
ay need to ensure that a vera-
tm record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Stephany DuPree
Affordable Housing Advisory
Committee Facilitator
338297 ON 11/6/09

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Change in School Board
Meeting Date
The regular meeting of the Okeecho-
bee County School Board for Novem-
ber will take place on Tuesday,
November 17, 2009, at 6:00 p.m.
The purpose of this meebng is the
annual reorganization of the School
Board and consideration of regular
School Board business. The meeting
will be held in Room 303 of the
School Board Administrative Office
located at 700 S.W 2nd Avenue.
The meebng is open to the public.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Supenntendent of Schools
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHE NINTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 2009 DR 613
In re: marriage of:
TERESA ANN BECHER
Petitioner
and
DAVID J. BECHER
Respondent
AMENDED NOTICE
OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: DAVID BECHER
Last known residence:
KEY WEST, FLORIDA
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an acbon
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it
on; TERESA ANN BECHER, c/o JOHN
R. COOK, Attorney for Pebtioner,
P.O. Box 515, Okeechobee, Florida
34972, on or before: November 23,
2009, and file the orn nal with the
clerk of court, at Okeechobee Judicial
Center, 312 N.W. 3rd St., Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972, before service on
petitioner or immediately thereafter.
If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the peti-
tion.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are
available at the clerk of the circuit
court office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the clerk of the cir-
cuit court office nofied of your cur-
rent address. (You may file notice of
current address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Forms
12.915).Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, in-
cluding dismissal or striking of plead-
ings.
4. That the petitioner shall publish
this notice to respondent in a news-
paper of local distribution, being the
following: Okeechobee News on the
following dates: October 30,
November 6, 13, 20 2009.
DATED: October 23, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Arlene Nealis
Deputy Clerk
LAW OFFICE JOHN R. COOK
PO Box 515
Okeechobee, FL 34973
(863) 467-0297
Fla Bar #262951
337404 ON 10/30;11/6,13,20/09

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NOTICE OF INTENTTO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF
COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Okeechobee County, Ronda (the "County") hereby provides notice, pur-
suant to Secton 197.3632(3)(a), Flonda Statutes of its intent to use the
uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be
evied within the unincorporated area of the County, for the cost of provid-
ng any or all of the following services: drainage road improvements n-
cludinq but not limited to roadside ditches swales and sidewalks street
iahbna canal cleaning and canal maintenance enhanced or substitute sol-
id waste collection and disposal stormwater treatment and mosquito con-
trl commencing for the fiscal year beginning on October 01, 2010. The
County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uni-
form method of collecting such assessments authonzed by Section
197.3632, Flonda Statutes, at a public heanng to be held on Thursday,
December 17, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at the Okeechobee County Health
Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Flonda. Such
resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal descnp-
tlon of the boundanes of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of
the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the
real property subject to the levy, are on file at the Office of the County
Clerk of Okeechobee County, Ronda. All interested persons are invited to
attend.
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board
with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at
the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be
needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with
the Amencans with Disability Act, persons needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration
no later than seven days pnor to proceeding or call 1-772-807-4370:IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
CLIF BETTS, JR., CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
338252 ON 11/6,13,20,27/09


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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development
Board of the Treasure Coast Re-
gion 20 and the Treasure Coast
Workforce Consortum announces
a meeting of the Executive Com-
mittee to which all persons are in-
vited:
Date &Time: Fnday,
November 13, 2009 8:00 a.m.
Pace: Workforce Development
Board of the Treasure Coast
DBA, Workforce Solutions
584 NW University Blvd.,
Suite 100
Port St. Lucie, Flonda 34986
PURPOSE: To discuss matters
conceding the Workforce Invest-
ment Act, Amencan Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Feder-
al Stimulus Funding), Workforce
Employment Opportunities, the
Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers, and the
Workforce Development Board -
DBA, Workforce Solutions. Acopy
of the agenda may be obtained by
contacting:
Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
584 NW Universty Blvd.,
Suite 100
Port St. Lucie, Flonda 34986
Should any person wish to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the above referenced
meeting, they will need to ensure
a verbatim recording of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is
based, in order to provide a
record for judicial review.
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) is reminding hunt-
ers to take precautions when dressing and
handling harvested wild hogs.
Wild hogs, though not originally native to
Florida, are now found within all 67 counties,
and like any wild animal, can carry parasites
and other diseases -some of which can be
transmitted to people. One such disease for
hunters to be concerned with is swine bru-
cellosis.
The FWC is advising hunters handling
wild hog carcasses to take precautions to
protect themselves from exposure to brucel-
losis and other diseases. For instance, avoid
eating, drinking or using tobacco when field-
dressing or handling carcasses, and use latex
or rubber gloves when handling the carcass
or raw meat. Also, avoid direct contact with
blood, reproductive organs and fecal matter.
Wearing long sleeves, eye protection and
covering any scratches, open wounds or le-
sions will help provide protection. Another
precaution is to clean and disinfect knives,
cleaning area, clothing and any other ex-
posed surfaces when finished, and wash
hands frequently with soap and water.
When cooking wild hog, as with any wild
game, care in handling is an important part
of disease prevention. Raw meat should be
handled with gloves and contact surfaces
and utensils thoroughly cleaned. The meat
should be cooked thoroughly to 170 de-
grees. Swine brucellosis is not transmitted
through properly cooked meat.
"Hunters shouldn't be overly concerned
with swine brucellosis, but they should prac-
tice these good-hygiene, safety precautions
when field-dressing wild hogs," FWC wild-
life veterinarian Mark Cunningham said.
Brucellosis in people is called undulant
fever and could be transmitted if a hunter
cuts himself while field-dressing a wild hog
and is exposed to the animal's blood or
bodily fluids. Symptoms may include a re-
current fever, chills, night sweats, weakness,
headaches, back pain, swollen joints, loss of
appetite and weight loss.
Hunters who exhibit these symptoms
or may have been exposed should contact
a physician. Contact your county health
department for further information about
swine brucellosis.


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