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Vol. 101 No. 34 Friday, March 19, 2010


50C Plus tax


Landfill in

running for

soil from

turnpike

State must dispose
of 147 tons of
contaminated soil
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Waste Management Landfill
and the Omni landfill in Holopaw
are in competition for 147 tons of
contaminated soil that will be gen-
erated by the Florida Turnpike En-
terprise in the next few years.
The Turnpike is renovating and
rebuilding eight service plazas and
in the process will be digging up
dirt contaminated with petroleum
and other fuels.
Turnpike Spokesperson Christa
Deason said there is no date set to
make a decision on which landfill
will receive the soil. "We are wait-
ing to here from them."
Deason said the tipping fee and
the price of delivery of the soil will
be key factors for the Turnpike
when they make the decision.
Okeechobee County Solid
Waste Director Russell Rowland
See SOIL Page 2
See page 4 for information about
how to contact this newspaper.
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Man drowns when car goes in canal


25-year-old was
former OHS
basketball player
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A former Brahman basket-


ball player who still holds some
school records, tragically died in
a single vehicle crash Wednes-
day night, the Florida Highway
Patrol reported.
Andre Wigfall, 25, remem-
bered as a tall 6'6" young man
with a broad smile, was a tal-
ented athlete according to his
former Coach Jon Enrico. Wig-


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fall had the school records for
blocked shots in a game, 10
against Lincoln Park during a
game in 2003, and in a season,
150 during the 2003 season.
Okeechobee reached the re-
gional tournament for the first
time in several seasons during

See CRASH -Page 2


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Big Lake
Juniors
Volleyball
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Buckets

of hope:

Local

churches

helping

Haiti
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Local churches are taking part
in an economical, practical relief
effort to help the people of Haiti.
For about $30 they can feed a
Haitian family for a week and the
container that the food comes in is
almost as valuable to the Haitians
as the food.
Local Baptist Churches are join-
ing other Baptist Churches across
the state and across the country in
filling "Buckets of Hope," five gal-
lon plastic buckets that are filled
with staple grocery items.
Each bucket contains two five-
pound bags of rice, one 48-ounce
plastic bottle of cooking oil, two
two-pound bags of dry black
See HAITI Page 14
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March 19, 2010


SOIL
Continued From Page 1
said the soil is perfectly safe and will be no
threat to the environment. He said the Flori-
da Department of Environmental Protection
has stringent rules for the proper disposal of
materials.
Highlands County recently voted against
accepting the material. Some residents there
questioned whether the soil was safe. Row-
land said he believed that landfill wanted to
use the soil for daily cover. If delivered to
Okeechobee, it would be deposited under
ground and not exposed.
"We hope to get the material because it
would be added revenue," he added.
Waste Management Landfill Spokesman


CRASH
Continued From Page 1

Wigfall's senior year.
"He had a lot of potential. He was a heck
of an athlete," Coach Enrico remembered,
"I'm shocked by this. He was a really good
player and he really turned around his ca-
reer during his senior year."
Enrico instituted a zero tolerance policy
that players who got in trouble were off the
team for the 2002-2003 season and the poli-
cy apparently helped Wigfall turn around his
career. Wigfall had missed 75 days of school
during his junior year but did a much better


Tony Bishop said last month that the landfill
was interested but that there was no dead-
line to put in a bid. He agreed the material
would be a great revenue generator for the
landfill. Okeechobee County receives a per-
centage of the tipping fees collected at the
landfill.
Deason said she didn't understand the
uproar in Highlands County. She said every
gas station in Florida has to replace their un-
derground storage tanks and a lot of soil be-
ing sent to landfills has petroleum and other
fuels mixed with it.
"Basically, it's the same thing that goes on
at all the gas stations around the state. They
must replace their below-ground tanks and
make sure they're taken care of. It's actually
pretty common. This kind of thing goes on
at landfills all over the state. It's really not
that unusual."

job in school and on the court as a senior.
"This is a crying shame," Enrico added.
The FHP press release said Wigfall was
driving west bound on State Road 78 West
near SW 16th Way when his vehicle, a 2004
Chevrolet Monte Carlo, somehow went out
of control. The vehicle left the road, entered
a canal, and overturned in about four feet
of water.
Wigfall, who was not wearing a seat belt,
apparently was not able to exit the vehicle,
Trooper Derrick Rahming said.
A passenger in the vehicle, Codeine Wig-
fall, 21, of Okeechobee, suffered minor in-
juries and was taken to Raulerson Hospital
for treatment.


Fair continues
The Okeechobee County Fair opened
last weekend at the Agri-Civic Center with
the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Spring Ro-
deo on Saturday and Sunday. Fair activi-
ties continue this week with the 4-H and
FFA Youth Livestock Show and Sale.
Throughout the fair, entertainment
will include the Kandu Magic Show, Pig
Races and the Motor World Display. Local
arts and crafts will also be on display and
local businesses and organizations will
have booths in the exhibition area.
Weekdays, the fair opens at 5 p.m. On
Saturday and Sunday, the fair opens at
noon. Gate admission to the fair is $5, but
there are many discounts available.
On Friday, March 19, the steer show
is at 3 p.m. The beef breeding show will
follow. A concert by Timmy Bast starts at
8 p.m.
On Saturday, March 20, the Beef
Grooming Show is at 9 a.m. The mount-
ed equestrian drill team competition is at
noon. The youth livestock show starts at
2 p.m. with beef breeding, swine, dairy
and steer events. Timmy Bast will be in
concert.
Sunday, March 21 is family day at the
races. Tickets to the Demolition Derby
include gate admission. Derby tickets are
$10; children under the age of 6 are ad-
mitted free. The Demolition Derby starts
at 4 p.m. Midway ride all-day armbands
are $20 on weekdays and Sundays; $25
on Saturday.


We are excited to announce that Okeechobee

will have its first new locally owned and staffed Assisted Living Facility.


Scheduled for completion in
late Summer 2010, it is being
built using a majority of local
contractors and labor.


We are pleased that it will be U . .
staffed by Okeechobians for
the care of fellow citizens of -
our community.

We need your help -.
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The Assisted Living Facility needs a suitable name which reflects our heritage.

Please submit your choice of names in our suggestion box located at the Chamber of Commerce building
at 55 South Parrott Ave, between the hours of 9:00 am 3:00 pm starting March 19, 2010 March 31, 2010

Ms. Mabel Williamson, one of our oldest, most beloved and admired residents will announce the winning name of the new facility.
The winners name will be accounced on April 7, 2010 and will receive $300.00 for their winning entry.


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March 19, 2010 Okeechobee News


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).
Jesse Lyng, Okeechobee, was arrested
March 9 in Broward County on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging him with two
counts of failure to appear in drug court. He
is being held without bond.
Julio Pino, 40, N.W 13th St., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested March 9,on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging him with
violation of community control for sale of
marijuana. He is being held without bond.
Diane Pino, 41, N.W Second St. was ar-
rested March 10 by Deputy Sergeant Robert
Coleman on a felony charge of burglary to a
conveyance and a misdemeanor charge of
petit theft. His bond was set at $3,000.
Kevin Whipple, 32, N.W 39th Terrace,
was arrested March 10 by Deputy Marcus
Collier on charges of burglary of a dwelling,
theft and trespass after warning. His bond
was set at $3,500.
John Varricchio, 44, N.W Center St.,
was arrested March 10 by Deputy Marcus
Collier on a Highlands County warrant
charging him with aggravated stalking and
criminal mischief. He is being held without
bond.
Troy Steven Harmon, 43, S.E. 18th
Court, was arrested March 11 by Deputy
Greg Popovich at the Levy County Jail on a
charge of aggravated battery. His bond was
set at $50,000.
Chancy Leola Vines, 30, N.W 80th Ave.,
was arrested March 10 by the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of
possession of cocaine and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of marijuana under 20
grams. Her bond was set at $6,000.
Curtis Smith, 21, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested March 10 by Deputy Paul
Jackson on charges of burglary of a convey-
ance and grand theft. His bond was set at
$3,500.
James David Gruber, 20, N.W 36th St.,
was arrested March 11 by Detective William
Suggs on charges of criminal use of personal
identification information (five counts) and
petit theft (three counts). His bond was set
at $26,500.
Hinacio Bernal Guerrero, 37, S.E. 63rd
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested March 12
by Deputy Tami Serafini on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with aggravat-
ed stalking. His bond was set at $25,000.
James Gruber, 20, S.E. 49th Court,
Okeechobee, was arrested March 12 by
Deputy Tami Serafini on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with violation
of probation burglary of an unoccupied
structure and violation of probation grand
theft. He is being held without bond.
Adan Lara Estrella, 36, N.W Fourth
St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 12 by
Deputy Arlene Durbin on charges of driving
under the influence, leaving the scene of a
traffic crash with damage and no valid driv-
er's license. His bond was set at $1,100.
Randy G. Whaley, 32, N.W 98th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested March 13 by
Deputy Cari Arnold on an Okeechobee


County warrant charging him with violation
of probation grand theft (three counts),
violation of probation forgery and violation
of probation fraudulent use of a credit card.
He is being held without bond.
Nancy Ann Smith, 61, S.W 22nd Circle
North, Okeechobee, was arrested March 13
by Deputy John Ashby on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence. Her bond was set
at $500.
Enrique Olivares, 28, N.W 34th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested March 13 by
Deputy Lieutenant K.J. Ammons on charges
of driving under the influence and resisting
a law enforcement officer without violence.
His bond was set at $1,000.
Michael P. Brantley, 45, N.E. Sixth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested March 13 by
Deputy Corporal Chris Hans on a charge of
grand theft. His bond was set at $5,000.
Hernando Gonzalo Caal, 22, S.E. 74th
Way, Okeechobee, was arrested March 13 by
Deputy Yamil Astacio on a charge of aggra-
vated assault. His bond was set at $5,000.
Juilo Rodriguez, 18, N.E. 24th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested March 14 by
Deputy Steven McKinley on felony charges
of burglary, theft and criminal mischief. He
was also charged with the misdemeanor of
resisting a law enforcement officer without
violence. His bond was set at $5,500.
Carlos Velasquez, 29, N.W Third St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested March 14 by
Deputy Tami Serafini on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with violation
of probation driving under the influence.
He is being held without bond.
William Joseph Daley, 47, S.E. 56th
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested March
16 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an
Okeechobee County warrant charging him
with the felony of failure to appear posses-
sion of oxycodone and the misdemeanors
of failure to appear giving a false name or
false identification while arrested, failure to
appear possession of drug paraphernalia
and failure to appear possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams. He is being held with-
out bond.
Timothy Lewis McLaughlin, 42, U.S.
441 N., Okeechobee, was arrested March
16 by Deputy Lieutenant Keith Murrish on
a warrant charging him with capital sexual
battery (two counts). He is being held with-
out bond.
Zachary Scott Voss, 16, Okeechobee,
was arrested March 17 by Special Investiga-
tor Dale LaFlam on felony charges of armed
burglary of a conveyance and grand theft -
firearm. He was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail then taken to the Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice Detention Center in
Fort Pierce.
This column lists arrests and not convic-
tions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed
here who is later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped is wel-
come to inform this newspaper. The infor-
mation will be confirmed and printed.


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ing place. Thanks for participating!

Parrott Avenue closing
I see where the railroad crossing on
North Parrott is to be closed March 25-31.
The sign says to use alternative routes. I
hope they have detour signs to show where
these routes are as people not familiar with
Okeechobee will not know where to go.
Also this is going to pose a problem for the
school buses that go that way every day to
the high school. Also emergency vehicles
have to cross the tracks. I think it would bet-
ter to close one side off and have traffic fun-
neled into two lanes-one North and one
South.

23 pounds of meth
23 pounds, that must be some county
record isn't it?
Lets see-pulled over for, let's say
speeding: fine $50. Letting Widget sniff your
car with 23 pounds of meth in it ... PRICE-
LESS. Way to go Widget, my man, keep up
the good work.
I am so THRILLED by this. It's a HUGE
bust for the county, but more important it's
off the street and out of the hands of our
kids.
When you think about how many lives
that nearly 23 pounds of meth could have
ruined, it is alarming. The sheriff's office de-
serves our thanks and our support in help-
ing them get these drugs out of our com-
munity.

Business signs
Every business in the city has been
closely monitored. No signs are allowed
anywhere except directly in front of your
business, not in flower beds, not in any oth-
er parking lots, nowhere.
In truth, the only thing I ever seen
wrong with a sign was that it would block
my view and I would not be able to see to
pull out into traffic, or it would hide a per-
son about to step out into traffic. The only
law needed was not to restrict sight law,
nothing else.


I think there are far more important
things to worry about than a sign. How
about all the junk cars in the front yard
with no tag? How about chickens running
all over the neighborhood and goats in the
back yard?

Do you know where your dollar is?
I see they are cutting money for the li-
brary. Many cuts have been made, but the
ones I want to see. I really want to see all
government checks cut. If people on Social
Security can live on $700 a month I see no
reason that a government employee should
be paid any more.
Are you proposing that someone work-
ing for a living as a government employee
should not be paid any more than someone
sitting at home and collecting a monthly
check?

Teen accused of
shooting at vehicle
Personally I wasn't at the scene of the
fight but if those kids in the truck came out
there looking for a fight, I believe they have
every single right to be shot at. Or at least
need a good whooping. You can't jump one
person with five other people. That's ridic-
ulous. I think the other kids need to get in
trouble, not the one with the gun. He was
just making sure nobody tried anything.
Unfortunately we cannot take the law
into our own hands. The other kids should
be in some kind of trouble. When is deadly
force authorized? At what point is it self de-
fense? We as a society cannot just pull out a
gun and start shooting at people whenever
we feel fit. In the same breath we can't just
go around beating people up either for the
fun of it. It's a tough call. If the boy hadn't
fired that gun at the aggressors, would we
be reading about the boys that drove to Ft.
Drum and beat a kid up that is now fighting
for his life in a hospital somewhere? We will
never know because the situation went the
other way. I feel ALL involved should pay
some sort of consequence.

Laws governing pets
I don't understand why we can't have a
low cost spay/neuter program. Why is it not
important to our county commissioners. I
don't sleep well at night with visions of so
many unwanted animals being put down.
It's awful to think about..


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Women of Tomorrow say
Thank you Okeechobee!
On March 6, the Women of Tomorrow
Chapter of the American Business Women's
Association (ABWA) hosted their Annual
Oldies Dinner Dance and it was an excep-
tional event! For the third year in a row, the
organization held the affair at the Okeecho-
bee KOA as a fundraiser to provide schol-
arships for high school seniors pursuing a
career in the field of business and to ma-
ture women who are trying to further their
education or enhance their business skills.
This well-attended evening of good food
provided by Beef O'Bradys & music of the
Nightlife band was a huge success thanks to
several individuals and businesses that sup-
ported the organization's efforts.
We are especially grateful for the In-Kind
donations from Little Debbie's Snacks/Hyde
Distributing, J & J Snacks Drinks & Vending,
The Pennysaver, Okeechobee The Magazine,
Tree Locators, Okeechobee News, WOKC


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Special thanks for the auction items do-
nated by Quail Creek Plantation, Captain
Mike Shellen's Guide Service, the Okeecho-
bee Golf & CountryClub, Holiday Inn Express
& Suites, Best Western Hotel, Hampton Inn,
Brahma Bull Restaurant, Lightsey's Restau-
rant, Five Guys, Pueblo Viejo, Cowboys, ABC
Liquors, Tractor Supply, The Brahman Movie
Theater, Morgan's Furniture, Gloria's Sweets
& Blooms, Cassels & McCall and Lowell
Pritchard who was our guest auctioneer for
the event. And, of course, we are equally ap-
preciative of our Corporate Table Sponsors
Seacoast National Bank, The Canvas Shop,
Syble's Flowers & Gifts, Okeechobee The
Magazine and Riverside National Bank.
A sincere "Thank You" to all who partici-
pated and we look forward to another great
party next year!
Kathleen Shatto
Event Coordinator

Okeechobee Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Calm wind becoming north northwest be-
tween 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around
45. East northeast wind around 5 mph becom-
ing calm.

Extended Forecast
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near
79. Calm wind becoming east southeast be-
tween 5 and 10 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a
low around 57. East southeast wind around 5
mph.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of show-
ers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 83. South
southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Sunday night: A 30 percent chance of
showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

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Lunch time concerts
The March 12, "Let's Do Lunch"
concert at Church for our Saviour
Episcopal Church. 20 N.W. Third St.,
included Aerik Nagle on guitar and
Kevin Kinnaird on piano. The con-
cert featured members of the teach-
ing staff of Okeechobee Music per-
forming classical works. The concert
series continues on Fridays through
March 26, from 12:10 and features a
wide variety of music from Broadway
to Sacred Music and contemporary
works. A brown bag lunch will be
available after the concert to enjoy
in the hall or take with you. Admis-
sion is free with a suggested dona-
tion of $5 with brown bag lunch.





Community Events


FFA Chapter has 'Kiss
the Pig' competition
The Okeechobee Brahman FFA Chapter
is holding their annual, "Kiss the Pig" com-
petition. The participants will be Mr. Mac,
Animal Science teacher at OHS; Matt Pearce,
local rancher and President of the Livestock
Show committee; Mr. Downing, Dean at
OHS and Gary Ridder, South Florida Water
Management District Service Center Direc-
tor. If you want to see any of the contestants
"Kiss the Pig," donation jars will be located
at the following businesses: Okeechobee
Livestock Market, Walpole Feed, Okeecho-
bee Feed and Country Feed. The person
with the most donations will Kiss the Pig at
the Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show and
Sale on Saturday, March 20. There will be a
booth at the sale for last minute donation
from 2 until 9 p.m.

Arnold's hosts 'Starry Night'
fundraiser event
Explore the dark night sky on Saturday,
March 20, at Arnold Wildlife Rehab Center,
14895 N.W 30th Terrace, with Christopher
Stephan. Mr. Stephan has been an amateur
astronomer for over 30 years. He will teach
you fun facts about the Milky Way galaxy
including constellations, planets and the
moon. An added treat watch the rehabili-
tated panthers, bobcats and owls on the
prowl in their cages! For information and
reservations: contact Sue Arnold at suear-
nold@hughes.net or 863-634-6804. The pro-
gram will be canceled if it is a rainy night.
Tickets are $10 per person or $20 for a fam-
ily. RV campers welcome (call for rates). It is
a primitive camping site with no electric or
water hook up. Please bring your own flash-
lights. There will be telescopes set up for ob-
serving the night sky. For more information
check online @ http://www.arnoldswildlife.
org/stargazing.htm Arnold's Wildlife Reha-
bilitation Center is at 14895 N.W 30th Ter-
race, Okeechobee.

Church sponsors
smoked chicken dinner
United Methodist Men of First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.,
will be selling smoked chicken dinners on
Friday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will be take out only with delivery
available for 10 or more dinners. From 4 p.m.
to 6:30 p.m. it will be dine in or take out. The
menu consists of one quarter chicken, cole
slaw, baked beans, roll and dessert for a $6
donation. Tickets are available at the church
office or you may fax your order to 863-763-
2481 by 10:30 a.m. Thursday Please include
contact name, phone number and address
to deliver dinners.

Eagles to hold steak night
The Fraternal Order of Eagles at 9985
Hwy. 441 North, will hold a Steak Night on
Friday, March 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Steak dinners include steak, salad, baked
potato or sweet potato, garlic bread and des-
sert for $12. Live entertainment by Michael
from 7-11 p.m.


Amateur radio
operators at the fair
Interested in amateur radio? The
Okeechobee amateur radio operators club
has a booth at the Okeechobee County Fair.
Stop by to find out more.

Yard sale to benefit
KidCare Camp
It's time for the annual KOA Kid Care
Camp yard sale to benefit local kids with
Cancer. The event will take place on Sat-
urday, March 20, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at Good Spirits Lounge, 245 Hwy. 441 S.E.
- Rain or Shine! Any and all donations are
greatly appreciated and can be dropped off
prior to yard sale at Good Spirits. KOA Care
Camp is for children with Cancer. Be there
and show you care!

Lip Sync Show planned
The Okeechobee Moose Lodge will host
the Okeechobee Lip Sync Group music and
comedy show on Saturday, March 20 from
1 until 3 p.m. at the Okeechobee Moose
Lodge on N.W 36th Street, Okeechobee.
Parking is free and membership is not re-
quired. Kitchen will be open. For more in-
formation, please call 863-447-5520.

Church to host bake sale
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave., will have a bake sale on
Saturday, March 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will be cakes, pies, cookies, fresh
baked bread, brownies and cupcakes.

Farm Bureau to host
scholarship BBQ
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau will
host the 28th Annual Young Farmers and
Ranchers Scholarship Barbecue on Satur-
day, March 20, at the Agri-Civic Center. Join
us for our barbecue starting at 3 p.m. until
6 p.m. Tickets for the barbecue are just $10
each with all proceeds to benefit the Young
Farmers and Ranchers Scholarship Fund.
Tickets can be purchased at the Farm Bureau
Office and also at the 4-H concession stand
March 15th-19th and on the day of the BBQ.
For more information call 863-763-3101.

BHR Moose Lodge hosts
Spring Craft Fair
Join the festivities on March 20, 8 a.m.-4
p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge,
Hwy. 78. Many new crafters and artists are
invited for this year's event. Reservations are
being taken now for both indoor and out-
door tent space. Food will be available in
the Crafters Cafe. For more information call
Bonnie at 863-357-1556.

Embroidery group to meet
If you have an embroidery machine, plan
to buy one or are just interested in the con-
cept, please join us at our next meeting. It
will be held on Saturday, March 20, from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Red Cross classroom,
323 N. Parrott Avenue. This month we will
be doing an "in-the-hoop" coin purse proj-
ect. For further information, please call Joan
at 863-467-0290 or Corry at 863-467-2231.


SAL to hold steak dinner
The Sons of the American Legion will
sponsor their monthly ribeye steak din-
ner on Sunday, March 21, from 3-6 p.m.
at the American Legion Post 64 at 501 S.E.
2nd Street. Dinner includes steak cooked to
order by Dan Hood, baked 'tater, salad, roll
and butter, dessert, iced tea and coffee. Live
entertainment by Jim Elder. The public is
welcome. Donation-$12.

Eagles' Ladies Auxiliary
to host breakfast
On March 21, the Ladies Auxiliary for
the Fraternal Order of Eagles, #4137 will
host Sunday morning breakfast, from 9-11
a.m. and a $5 donation. Location: 9985 Hwy.
441 North.

OKMS Mixer date set
Okeechobee Main Street March Mixer will
be held on Tuesday, March 23, from 5-7
p.m. This month's mixer will be co-hosted
by the American Red Cross and the Pier II
Resort and will be held at the Pier II Resort
on Hwy 441 S.E. Our mixers are a great net-
working opportunity for the businesses and
residents of our area. Whether you have a
new or old business, new to Okeechobee or
would like to know more about Okeecho-
bee Main Street please join us for network-
ing, refreshments, door prizes and a chance
at the Mega 50-50. For more information call
863-357-MAIN (6246).

CCC meeting planned
The next meeting of the Community Col-
laborative Council, a part of the Shared Ser-
vices Network of Okeechobee, will be Tues-
day, March 23, at 10 a.m. in the board room
of the School Board Office. We will hold an
Expo debriefing meeting prior to the CCC at
9 a.m. Agenda: survey results, what worked,
what didn't work and plans for next year.

OMS to participate in
Tobacco Free project
On March 24, thousands of youth in ev-
ery state and around the world will stand
out, speak up and seize control against big
tobacco. On Tuesday, March 23, Osceola
Middle School SWAT Club and Okeecho-
bee High School SWAT Club will both hold
events at their school to promote being To-
bacco Free!

Library plans book sale
Friends of the Okeechobee Library are
holding their semi-annual book sale and
fund-raiser on Thursday, March 25, from 10
a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, March 26, from 10 a.m.-
5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 27, from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. Books, videos, and DVDs will be
sold for a dollar a pound except on Saturday
when a bag of books is $2 and a box is $5.
For more information please call the library
at 863-763-3536.


Foster and adoption
classes held locally
Hibiscus Children's Centers Foster Care
Program provides recruitment, licensing,
and re-licensing of foster and adoptive
parents for Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie
and Indian River Counties. For information
please call 1-800-403-9311 ext. 415. Classes
will now be offered in Okeechobee at the
First Baptist Church on Saturdays from 9
a.m. until 3 p.m. beginning March 27-May
1. For information or to register, please call
1-800-403-9311 ext. 415.

Guest speaker joins
tobacco-free campaign
Victor J. DeNoble, Ph.D. was recruited to
develop a safer cigarette for Philip Morris in
the 1980s. In his secret research laboratory,
he studied nicotine's effects on the central
nervous system and was successful in de-
veloping a nicotine substitute that did not
elevate the heart rate; however, attempts to
publish his work were suppressed by Philip
Morris. Dr. DeNoble was eventually fired and
his laboratory was seized. After a decade of
being silenced) by a secrecy agreement, he
became the first whistle blower to testify be-
fore Congress and was a key witness in the
federal government's investigation into the
tobacco industry's research practices. Dr.
DeNoble will speak on Tuesday, April 20,
at 6 p.m., at the Freshman Campus Audito-
rium, 610 S.W. Second Avenue.







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Obituaries


Agnes Irene Jumper, 71
OKEECHOBEE Agnes Irene Jumper, age
71, of Okeechobee, died Monday, March 15,
2010, at Palms West Hospital, Loxahatchee.
Mrs. Jumper was born Aug. 23, 1938, in Brigh-
ton, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary
(Osceola) Huff, Sr.
She was employed as a Head Cook working
for the Seminole Tribe of Florida for 20 years.
She is survived by two daughters, Claudia
Olivarez, and Joyce Piz; one son, Roy Jumper;
sister, Josephina Villa; two brothers, John Huff,
Frank Huff Jr.; grandchildren, Thomasine Jump-
er, Pamela J. Snell, Codene Shine Jumper, Cor-
dey Jumper, Christopher Olivarez, Caitlyn
Olivarez; great-grandchildren, Rachel Jumper,
Myrick Puente, Deliah Carrillo, Tavis Jumper,
Delance Carrillo, Davin Carrillo, Corey Jumper,
Luzana Venzor, Keira Snell, and Cordelia Snell;
step-great-grandchildren, Bruce Snell, Jr., Demit-
ruis Snell, Tamarian Snell, and Brianna Snell.
Preceded by her husband, Billie Hank Jumper;
sons, Cordell Jumper, and James Jumper;
brothers, Stanley Huff, and Roy Huff; and grand-
children, Corey Jumper, Cordell Jumper, Jr.,
and B.J. Olivarez.
Funeral services celebrating Agnes' life will be
held Thursday, March 18, 2010 in First Indian
Baptist Church on the Brighton Reservation,
where visitation will be on hour before services.
Interment will be in Ortona Cemetery in Moore
Haven. Arrangements were handled by Akin-Da-
vis Funeral Home in Clewiston.

Anthony James and
Timothy Howard Little
OKEECHOBEE Anthony James and Timo-
thy Howard Little, identical twin infant boys,
peacefully passed away March 14, 2010 in Se-
bring at Highlands Regional.
Anthony and Timothy are survived by their
parents, Pi
Justin H.
Little and .
Tiffan y
Grossman.
The mater-
nal survi-
v o r s
include
grandpar-
ents, Nana Patricia Hayes and Poppop David
Grossman; great grandmas, Jane Stephens,



Joyce Hayes and Sheri Hayes; great grandpa,
Robert Hayes and uncles, Joshua, Jeremy and
Teddy Grossman.
Paternal survivors include Grammie, Cheryl
Little, paternal Papa, Kenneth Little; great grand-
parents, Jack and Vicki Lawrence and Howard
and Elaine Little; great great grandparents, Rob-
ert and Sunny; great great grandparents, Tex
and Arlys Little; aunts, Brittni and Bonnie Little.
Many great aunts and uncles, cousins and
many friends also survived Anthony and Timo-
thy.
Graveside funeral services will be held 10 a.m.
today, March 19, 2010, at Evergreen Cemetery
with Pastor Sam Vuleta officiating.
Friends may sign the ,i i..... i. at www.bas-
- ..i. ,, i, i ,, II -I. II
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, Okeechobee, Fl
34972.


Owen Ellis Cossaboon, 88
OKEECHOBEE Owen Ellis Cossaboon, age
88, of ('i ... i, i ,,,, passed away March 4, 2010,
at Okeechobee Health Care Facility. Born July 1,
1921, in Hammonton, N.J., he came to Okee-
chobee in 1980.
Before he retired he was a garage door install-
er. Mr. Cossaboon proudly served our country in
the U.S. Army during WWII in the 12th Corps
Artillery. He loved to read his bible. He was an
avid painter, loved to play Bingo, enjoyed gar-
dening, woodworking and he loved his dog, Go-
liath. He was a member of the First Baptist
Church.
Mr. Cossaboon was preceded in death by his
wife, Hildagarde. He is survived by his daughter,
Sharon (Michael) Casteel of ('i .ii..l. and
several nieces and nephews.
Memorial gathering will be 2 p.m. Sunday,
March 21, 2010, at Bass ( .... i,,i... Funeral
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sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass ('i.... ii..I.- Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, ...,,,i,,, Fl
34972.

Gladys M. Vaughn, 87
PALMDALE Gladys M. Vaughn, age 87, of
Palmdale, passed away March 13, 2010, at Lake
Placid Health Care Center.
Born April 26, 1922, in Okeechobee to John
and Ada Lowe, she moved to Palmdale in June
2009. She attended the Church of God and she
loved sewing and quilting.
Mrs. Vaughn is survived by her son, James D.
Vaughn of (,i.. 'I, i daughter, Tonya Sellers
of Palmdale; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great
grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 19,
2010 at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funer-
al services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20,
2010 at Bass ('0. i. i.... Funeral Home. Inter-
ment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the .-i. ,il ..... at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass ('i.... ii..I.- Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, (i,,,ii,,, Fl
34972.
Bill Shawfield, 70
OKEECHOBEE Bill Shawfield, age 70, of
(i., -. ii,, passed away March 17, 2010, at
his home.
Born April 19, 1939, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Jo-
seph William and Aileen Shawfield he came to
('I.. i,,i .... from Stuart in 1986. He was the
former owner of the Canvas Shop. He was a
member of the First Baptist Church of Okeecho-
bee. He loved his motorcycle and English Bull-
dogs.
Mr. Shawfield is survived by his wife, Karla
Shawfield of Okeechobee; two sons, Andy
Shawfield of Ft. Lauderdale and Joe Shawfield
of Oviedo; daughter, Jennifer Shawfield of Palm
City; eight grandchildren and sister, Linda Taylor
of Palm City.
Gathering will be 3 p.m. until memorial servic-
es at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2010, at First
Baptist Church of ('.,, i,,i ...-- with Pastor
Randy Huckabee officiating. Friends
may sign the .,ii. ,il ...... at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass ('i.... ii.. .i Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, (...,,,i,,, Fl
34972.


Juana Arocho, 76
OKEECHOBEE Juana Arocho, 76, died
March 13, 2010, in ( '... ..I" -
Juana was born in Puerto Rico and was a resi-
dent of Avon Park
for 33 years, coming
from Puerto Rico.
She was a seam-
stress, enjoyed danc-
ing and was an
active Catholic
Church member in
Avon Park.
Survivors include
her sons, Junior Aro-
cho of ( i.. ,-- I, .
and Tyrone Arocho
of Avon Park; daughters, Evie Cabrera of Okee-
chobee, and Ellie Hicks of Lakeland; compan-
ion, Rafael Cortez of Avon Park; four brothers,
five sisters; six grandchildren, Tony Santiago,
Chimo Santiago, Jessica Hicks, Eleana Arocho,
Joshua Arocho and Karina Arocho; and six
great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be 3 p.m., Sunday,
March 21, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387
Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hais-
ley Funeral & Cremation Service.
Online condolences may be expressed at
www.haisleyfuneralhome.com.

Deborah K. Carrato, 48
HIALEAH Deborah K. Carrato, age 48, of
Hialeah, passed away March 16, 2010, in North

born-again Christian.
Ms. Carrato is sur-
vived by her mother
and stepfather, San-
dra and Angelo Pirre
of Okeechobee; fa-
ther, Lee Carrato;
and stepmother,
Ann Wall; daugh-
ters, Mandy, Jamie
and Shane'e; grand-
son, Jordan; sister,
Jo Ann Hensley of
Nocomis; brother, Michael Carrato of Miami,
Robert Carrato of Hollywood; nephew, Lee,
nieces, Brandy, Heather and Sabrina.
She was preceded in death by her grandmoth-
er, Lavon Whitaker.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at 11
a.m. Sunday March 21, 2010, at Bass Okeecho-
bee Funeral Home.
Friends may sign the i.,,i ..... i. at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, Okeechobee, Fl
34972.




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Vickie Guyton, 43
OKEECHOBEE Mrs. Vickie Guyton 43, of
Okeechobee, passed away on Sunday, March
14,2010.
Mrs. Guyton is survived by her loving husband;
Jimmie Guyton; three children, Sherrena Guy-
ton, Tikeem Guyton,
and Viveca Guyton;
and a nephew she
raised as her own,
Zahn Cunnigham;
father, Moses Parker;
one sister, Tia Walk-
er; three brothers,
Scharder Jackson,
Xavier Parker, and
Alexis Parker.
The Celebration of
life lived for Mrs.
Guyton will be 11 a.m., Saturday, March 20, at
Glades County Auditorium "Moore Haven High
School," 600 Ave., Moore Haven. The Interment
will be held Sunday, March 21, 2010 in the
Chiefland Community Cemetery, Chiefland.
Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March
19, at Richie Building, 401 Terrier Pride, Moore
Haven.
Services are under the direction of Carnegie
Funeral Home, 217 SE 4th Ave., Chiefland.

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Kiwanis Club welcomes special guest speaker


The Okeechobee Kiwanis Club welcomed
a special guest speaker to their regular Thurs-
day meeting. Club member, Judge Jerry Bry-
ant asked Kiwanis members to join him in
welcoming Dr. Ed Petuch, a Paleontologist as
well as an expert in a number of other scien-
tific fields of study.
During the introduction of his guest, Judge
Bryant detailed the lengthy background of Dr.
Petuch including having a bachelor of science
and Master of Science in Zoology from the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also
obtained his training as a limnologist (study
of freshwater lakes and bodies of water) from
the same institution.
Judge Bryant continued by telling the
group the Dr. Petuch's education included a
PhD in Oceanography from the University of
Miami (Roseenstiel School of Marine and At-
mospheric Science.
Finally, after completing this PhD, Dr.
Petuch received two National Science Foun-
dation Postdoctoral fellowships and spent
three years in advanced research in the Dept.
of Paleobiology at the Smithsonian Institute in
Washington, D.C. and also at the University of
Maryland. His teaching credentials include a
position at Florida International University in
Miami and his current position at Florida At-
lantic University in Boca Raton, as a professor
for the past 23 years.
Judge Bryant explained that for the past
30 years, Dr. Petuch's research has been con-
centrated on the origin of the Everglades and
the unique fossils associated with it. He con-
tinued telling the group that his research has
taken him to 47 countries on 6 continents. In


Dr. Petuch's visit, he told Kiwanis Club mem-
bers about the more than 1,000 new specials
of fossil and living mollusks discovered in the
region. Club members viewed and enjoyed a
very informative video program on the many,
many types of fossils and living organisms
found by him in his studies.
Kiwanis Club members learned that Dr.
Petuch's long list of accomplishments include
his 12 books written and 150 scientific papers.
The books number many regarding subjects
including Geology of the Florida Keys and Ev-
erglades; Oceanographic topics and those dis-
cussing living organisms in the Chesapeake
area and also of those found in Okeechobee


The Thursday, March 11, Kiwanis meet-
ing in Okeechobee included special
guest speaker, Dr. Edward J. Petuch,
Professor at Florida Atlantic University
(center). The guest speaker was pre-
sented by club member, Judge Jerry
Bryant (right). Club President, Jim
Vensel, at left.


County at the Ft. Drum Crystal Mine. Another
book entitled, "A Field Guide to Florida's Hid-
den Beauty" was also listed to his credit.
Kiwanis members discovered that Dr.
Petuch is well known by many fossil collec-
tors and well-respected in the Paleobiology
and Geology communities.


Judge Bryant uncovered yet another of
Dr. Petuch's talents during his background
research he discovered that his guest is also
an accomplished musician entertaining lo-
cal members of the Okeechobee community
as recently as this past Thanksgiving at the
Church of Our Saviour in Okeechobee.


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Students of the Week
Everglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for
the week of March 15-19, include: kindergarten students, Payton Pritchard,
Julianna Sontai-Perez, Cameron Howling, Jacklin Hernandez; first graders
Jalyn Garcia, Kayla Dickhart, Abraham Torres, Darrien Bronson; second
grade students, Kolby Yingling, Diana Rivera, Yuri Hernandez, Shelby Haa-
ka, Janiyah Epps, Emily Barnes; third graders, Jacob Palm, Macy Collier,
Maira Crespin, Kevin Townsend, Reece Agnew, Carolina Trejo; fourth grade
students, Travis Hayes, Carter Kassella, Zachery Arcuri, Mitchell Johnson,
Jason Moore; fifth graders, Makayla Dickey, Joel Contreras, Dominic Camp-
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March of Dimes collections
Mr. Stuart's high school class was celebrated for being the top earners in the
March of Dimes collection for New Endeavor High School.


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New Endeavor School Students of the Month selected for the month of Feb-
ruary included: (from left to right) Michael Hawthorne, Juan Valdez, Andrew
Jackson III, Aaron Hill. In the back row are: Ms. Mullins, Nellie Ruiz, Eric Kel-
ly, Cynthia Leon, Dali Cortez, Mr. Weigum/Principal (Not pictured: Charles
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BIRTHDAY
PASTOR WHIPPLE
The time has come, the hour is near. We're ready to
celebrate his 85th year. We'll share some memories
from the good old days and show him he's special in
so many ways! He's anotheryear older of that he's aware,
but we want to surprise him when your cards all get there.
So this party's a secret, he doesn't know yet, and if you'll
keep it quiet, a big surprise he will get! Pastor Whipple
is recovering from a fall at the Okeechobee Health Care
Facility which makes a get-together on March 18th for this
special birthday notpossible this year, so having a Birthday
Card Party will be the next best thing! All of your cards
will be made part of a memory book that will help his
recovery and he will be able to keep and treasure! Pastor
Whipple, 1967 S.W 8th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974.


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Jobless rate at 13.9 percent | -m W I


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Ti., ,.i o. ..... i .... i, i increased atthe
same rate as Okeechobee County's rate in Janu-
ary, 6-tenths of a point. The state level was 12.2
percent in January while Okeechobee's stood at
13.9 percent.
The monthly report from the Florida Agency
for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics
Center, Local Area Ui ... -., i.. 1 ni ,li. ., Pro-
gram, showed 2,583 residents were out of work
in Okeechobee County. That compared to 13.3
percent and 2,427 who were out of work in De-
cember 2009.
The rate in January 2009 stood at 10.7 percent
with 1,924 people out of work in Okeechobee.


Glades County had a rate of 11.9 percent
in January, with 534 people out of work. That
compared to a rate of 10.7 percent in December,
2009, when 477 people were out of work. The
rate in January, 2009 was 8.2 percent when 383
people were out of work.
Around the Big Lake Region, Hendry County
had 14.9 percent unemployment, Martin 13.6
percent, Palm Beach County 12.5 percent, St.
Lucie 14.9 percent, and Highlands County, 12.3
percent. The highest unemployment rate was
found in Hernando County in Brooksville with
15.7 percent.
Liberty County had the lowest rate at 7.5 per
cent. The national rate rose nearly 1 percent in
January to 10.6 percent.


IRSC to host 'Cash for College' event


Get financial aid assistance
information
Need money for college? Cash for College
at Indian River State College is a one-day
event to help new and returning students get
money for college. Held onv Saturday, March
27, at 10 a.m. at IRSC campuses across the
Treasure Coast, the event is designed to help
college-bound individuals of any age to ap-
ply for financial aid to continue their edu-
cation. Those attending the event will get
no-cost professional assistance completing
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) form. The FAFSA is required for any
student seeking federal and state financial
aid, including grants and loans.


Attendees should bring their 2009 tax re-
turn if possible, along with W2 forms. Par-
ents should accompany dependent students
and bring their tax return.
Cash for College will be held at the IRSC
Main Campus, Crews Hall/Building W, cor-
ner of 35th Street and Virginia Avenue, Fort
Pierce; St. Lucie West Campus, Schreiber
Conference Center, 500 N.W California
Blvd, Port St. Lucie; Chastain Campus, John-
son Auditorium/C Building, 2400 SE Salerno
Road, Stuart; Mueller Campus, Richardson
Center, 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach and
Dixon Hendry Campus, Room B-111, 2229
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Special to the Okeechobee News

Paintings stolen from the art show
This photo shows persons of interest who may have knowledge of the crime.
This is in regards to the theft of several paintings from the art show held in
the park. If persons would like to remain anonymous and possibly collect a
reward, they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS.

Church helps provide Hope for Haiti
Three members of Brighton Baptist shelter twice as many.
Church are part of a 15-member Hope for Rick Thomas, MD, and nurses Bev Gar-
Haiti Team that departed Miami Monday side and Shannon Bottiger will team with
morning, March 15 on a 16-day mission to Haitian medical and nursing students to
Bayonnais, Haiti. Brighton's Verna Smith conduct an 11-day free medical clinic. They
is coordinating the team, led by Rev. Yvan expect to see and treat all 530 students of
Pierre of Kissimmee, director of International ICDM's school in Bayonnais, plus teachers,
Christian Development Mission. Other team '
members from Brighton are Phil Smith and staff, parents, babies, pregnant women, and
Marlene K. Whitlatch. The rest of the team other patients needing urgent attention.
members come from Orlando, Jacksonville, Dr. Dale Garside will conduct a five-day
Georgia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ari- training program, spiritual retreat and recov-
zona, and Indiana. ery seminar for students and leaders of the
Brighton Baptist Church has raised over Port-au-Prince School of Evangelism. The
$6,000 in donations to provide food for the school was destroyed in the earthquake,
people of Bayonnais and are supporting the but classes are continuing in a tent and in
team with a 24-hour prayer vigil, the open-air behind the collapsed building.
All fifteen team members will eat and A family conference, vacation Bible school,
sleep in the House of Hope, a building with teacher workshop, youth choir rehearsals,
two indoor and one outdoor bathroom with and construction and maintenance tasks
cold running water and a kitchen with one round out the Hope for Haiti Team's first
cold-water faucet. Still, they will have better week of activities. The second week's sched
accommodations than most people in Bay- weekof activities. The second week's sched-
onnais. The impoverished rural area, a day's ule will culminate with a mass wedding cel-
journey north of Port-au-Prince, has seen a ebration on Saturday, and worship and comrn-
large influx of people returning from the cap- union on Sunday. Several team members
ital to find shelter following the earthquake. will return home after the first week. The
People who could barely find enough food rest, including those from Brighton, will fly
for their own families now have to feed and to Miami on Wednesday, March 31.

Code magistrate refuses to reduce fine
During hearings held on Tuesday, March 98th Street property of Rodeldan C. Acosta
16 Okeechobee County Code Enforcement was still in violation, needing mowing and
Special Magistrate Lois Nichols refused a re- trimming of overgrowth. Based on that tes-
quest for a fine reduction. She also imposed timony, the special magistrate fined him $25
a fine in another case. a day for every day of noncompliance begin-
Attorney Wesley Harvin was unsuccess- ning March 17.
ful in arguing for a reduction of his client's Earl G. and Kristal Hoover had been cited
code violation fine to zero. Two separate for construction of a pole barn without a
fines were imposed in 2005 and 2006 against permit. Mrs. Albert stated that a permit had
Lakeshore Restaurant, Inc., 50 U.S. 441 S.E., been issued for the pole barn. The case was
that totaled $84,400. At the time those fines been ssued for he barn The case was
were imposed Helen Boree was listed with continued until June or a status review.
the Florida Department of State as the regis- Arnetta Givens, Johnnie May, Phillip C.
tered agent for Lakeshore Restaurant. McCallister, Jr. and Gloria Jean Vonerau
The special magistrate ruled in favor of were given until May 13 to come into comrn-
the county and denied the reduction request. pliance.
Mr. Harvin later stated that his client would The properties of Vidal and Tiela Torres,
appeal the decision in circuit court. John D. and Laura S. Holt and Arhtur J. and
Turning to another case, code enforce- Linda J. Steinberg were found to be compli-
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Sunday Evening Worship: 6:00 PM.
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Tues. Fri. 9am 5pm
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City endorses broadband proposal


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There were two items of good news to
come out of the Tuesday evening, March
16 meeting of the Okeechobee City Coun-
cil. High speed broadband internet service
may soon be available in the area. Plus, the
seemingly never ending debate on a sign or-
dinance may be coming to an end.
The council gave its endorsement to a
grant application by Florida Heartland Rural
Economic Development Initiative (FHREDI)
for high speed internet service that would
serve the six southern Florida counties com-
prising FHREDI.
Lyn Topal of FHREDI explained to the
councilmen how FHREDI has joined with an
alliance of eight rural counties in northwest
Florida to form the Florida Rural Broadband
Alliance, LLC, a corporation that would gov-
ern the two proposed internet networks
serving FHREDI and northwest Florida. To


emphasize the importance of her proposal
she said that last week Glades County lost a
project because of lack of high speed inter-
net service. She added that Raulerson Hospi-
tal does not currently have the ability to send
medical records via internet.
The proposed network would have re-
dundancy to prevent it from going down
due to storms. Ms. Topal noted that area
internet users are now paying three times
what urban areas pay. The proposed net-
work would bring down those costs. The
proposed system consists of a microwave,
fixed-wireless network utilizing about 60
towers at full capacity.
The debate that has been going on for
many months concerning the sign ordinance
may be over on April 6. With surprisingly lit-
tle discussion, the council approved the first
reading of the proposed ordinance and set
April 6 as the date of the final reading.
Turning to other matters, the council
followed the recommendation of the plan-


ning board when it approved a small scale
amendment to the future land use map.
Zoning on property in the 200 block of S.E.
Third Street was changed from single family
to commercial. The change was requested
by property owner Shirley Baker to allow for
operation of a home health care nursing of-
fice.
Because the rates of Public Risk Manage-
ment, the city's insurer, have not gone up,
the council rescinded its previous action to
withdraw from Public Risk Management
coverage.
In three separate proclamations, Mayor
James E. Kirk proclaimed the month of April
to be Water Conservation Month, Sexual
Assault Awareness Month and Motorcycle
Safety Awareness Month in the city.
Boy Scout Troop 964 attended the coun-
cil meeting to learn about city government.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


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beans or red beans, one five-pound bag of
all purpose flour, one 20-ounce cylinder of
granulated sugar, two one-pound boxes
of spaghetti, one 40-ounce plastic jar of
smooth peanut butter and one two-gallon
plastic ziplock storage bag to wrap the bottle
of cooking oil. Each bucket has an envelope
on the lid containing $10 for shipping costs.
However, the bucket will last much lon-
ger than the food. With the tight fitting lid it
can be used as a food storage container. It
can also be used to carry water and to bathe
in.
Locally the buckets came from W & W
Lumber Company, some were donated by
the store and some were purchased by a lo-
cal church.
Churches of Big Lake Baptist Association,
which circles the lake, generously contrib-
uted buckets. First Baptist of Okeechobee
contributed 38 buckets, Oakview Baptist
Church, 140 buckets, Cornerstone Baptist
Church, 5 buckets, Treasure Island Baptist
Church, 17 buckets, Buckhead Ridge Baptist
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program. Even Pemayetv Emahakv Charter
School in Brighton contributed 17 buckets
to the program.
The deadline for individual churches to
fill their buckets was March 15. However,
all churches in the association may not have
turned in all their buckets yet.
The buckets collected from Big Lake
Baptist Association will be shipped to a
warehouse in Hialeah, which is just north
of Miami. From the warehouse the buckets
will be transported by ship from Miami to
St. Marc which is north of Port-au-Prince in
Haiti. Before being loaded into cargo con-
tainers, each of the buckets will be labeled
in Creole French stating that the Bucket of
Hope is a gift of Christian love from South-
ern Baptists. Once in St. Marc they will be
trucked across the country to the almost 900
Baptist churches in Haiti for distribution. It is
too early to get an exact number, but based
on e-mails and phone calls, Florida Baptist
Convention officials are expecting hundreds
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tion officials report no problems with food
distribution at churches.
Buckets of Hope is a cooperative effort of
the Florida Baptist Convention, the Interna-
tional Mission Board of the Southern Baptist
Convention, Baptist Global Response and
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
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be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


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tion and Senior Citizens at First Bap-
tist Church, packs a "Bucket of Hope"
to be sent to Haiti.


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Rodeo action heats up


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Two Okeechobee men are among the
leaders in the PRCA South Eastern Circuit in
2010.
Bobby Peadon of Okeechobee is ranked
17th in bull riding earnings and Naudy Ex-
posito is among the leaders in the bareback
riding series.
The PRCA rodeo held in Brighton last
month also included Cory Moesching, a
former Okeechobee resident, who finished
strong in the saddle bronc riding event.
Jared Smith won the bareback riding,
Ryan Lewis took the steer wrestling, and
Chad Saunders and Michael Harris teamed


up to win the team roping event.
Townsend Prince earned 82 points on
Dippin Wacky of the Five Star Rodeo Com-
pany to claim the saddle bronc riding com-
petition.
Clint Cooper and Seth Rodriguez won the
tie down roping contest.
Cole Echols earned 85 points aboard
Free Bird to win the bull riding competition
in Brighton.
$62,696 in prize money was given out at
the rodeo.
The Okeechobee High School Rodeo
team will also host a rodeo at the arena on
U.S. 441 on March 27 and March 28. Admis-
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in picture is Brahman baseball
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Grand Champion and the rib
contest at the annual barbecue
contest at Brahman field. Also in
picture is Brahman Coach Dylan
Tedders (left).


Humane Society pet rescue needs help
The Humane Society Pet Rescue of Okeechobee needs help to keep our shelter a
great place for adoptable pets to stay. We are also in need of donations to help with
food, vet and other operating expenses. Anyone interested in helping is asked to contact
Belinda at the shelter at 863-357-1104.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters support mentor program
Big Brothers Big Sisters, along with Americorp volunteers, will serve all five Okeecho-
bee elementary schools for the 2009-2010 school year. The program provides reading
mentors to referred children in grades K-3. Contact Sharon Vinson at Shared Services at
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Okeechobee Spring Cattlemen's Rodeo is PRCA event


The Okeechobee Cattlemen's Spring Ro- came to Okeechobee to compete in the
deo, held March 13 and 14 at the Agri-Civic two-day rodeo.
Center in conjunction with the Okeechobee Results from the Spring Rodeo, according
County Fair, was one of the events on the to the PRCA website, are as follows.
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Bareback riding: 1. Joe Gunderson, 85
(PRCA) circuit. Winners at the Okeechobee rdn 1
rodeo not only won cash and prizes, but also points on Silver Spurs Club's Sweet Dreams,
earned points towards national PRCA titles. $950; 2. Matt Bright, 84, $713; 3. Josh Shackl-
Rodeo cowboys from all over the country eford, 82, $475; 4. (tie) Nathan Graves, Jared
Smith and Kaycee Feild, 81, $79 each.


Steer wrestling: 1. Jason Bagwell, 4.0
seconds, $950; 2. (tie) Darby Hunt and Zeb
Chapman, 4.4, $705 each; 4. Ryan Lewis,
4.6, $459; 5. Wade Cooper, 4.7, $295; 6. Pat-
ton Norsworthy, 5.0, $164.
Team roping: 1. Chad Saunders/Michael
Harris, 5.9 seconds, $950 each; 2. Michael
Sanders/Jay Holmes, 6.0, $787; 3. Spunk
Sasser/Shane Hester, 6.3, $623; 4. Charles


special to tMe UKeecnoDee News/wendy WalKer

Freedom Outreach-first tourney of season
Freedom Outreach Ministry was pleased with the turn out of its first tournament, held on Sunday, February 28, that kicked
off the third year of the series. We are grateful for all who came out to support us. Even though it was a chilly start, the day
warmed up and made for an great weigh in. The following teams placed in the event: (left to right) first place, 19.02 Ibs., Glen
Hunter/Gene Kehl; second place, 14.02 Ibs., Bob Owens/Fred George; third place, 13.02 Ibs., Lonnie Byassee/Mark Corwin;
Big Fish, 5.12 Ibs., Glen Hunter/Gene Kehl. The next fishing tournament will be held on Sunday, March 28 at Scott Driver.


Stevens/Billy Adams, 6.7, $459; 5. Travis Dor-
man/Pete Hays, 6.8, $295; 6. Greg Clair/Paul
Bryant, 7.5, $164.
Saddle bronc riding: 1. Tyler Corrington,
86 points on Silver Spurs Club's Best Hope,
$874; 2. Isaac Diaz, 85, $656; 3. (tie) Andrew
Counts and Curtis Garton, 81, $328 each.
Tie-down roping: 1. Kolt Henderson, 8.6
seconds, $1,006; 2. Brad Hartt, 9.0, $832; 3.
Larry Bailey, 9.6, $659; 4. Doug Pharr, 10.4,
$485; 5. Michael Wetzel, 10.5, $312; 6. Wade
Strayer, 10.7, $173.
Barrel racing: 1. Lacy Wilson, 17.28 sec-
onds, $925; 2. Jewels DeNapoli, 17.69, $793;
3. Brittany Pozzi, 17.71, $660; 4. Angel Miller,
17.77, $572; 5. Nicole Brown, 17.78, $440; 6.
Linda Stewart, 17.79, $352; 7. Codi Baucom,
17.81, $264; 8. Terry Tamburino, 17.88, $176;
9. Jennifer Lynd, 17.94, $132; 10. Shellie Re-
inbott, 18.02, $88.
Bull riding: 1. Gary Brown, 84 points on
Silver Spurs Club's Will the Pill, $965; 2. Ty
Hamaker, 79, $724; 3. (tie) Patrick Geipel
and Steven Campbell, 78, $362 each.
Total payoff: $25,696. Stock contractor:
Silver Spurs Club. Rodeo secretary: Mary
Montsdeoca. Officials: Fritz Brewer and Kirt
Hancock.
Timers: Jody Cox and Kathy Baker. An-
nouncer: Jerry Todd. Specialty act: John
Payne and Rudy Burns. Clowns/bullfighters:
Ben Lee and Kevin Ellis. Barrelman: Rudy
Burns. Flankman: Steve Whaley. Pickup
men: Shoat Montsdeoca and Seth Louthan.


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March 19, 2010 Okeechobee News 19


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD004
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the fol-
owing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
:hereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
:he property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
certificatee No: 375 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT F OF TRACT 9 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF
M1/2 OF TRACT 0916 34S 33E
1-16-34-33-OA00-00009-F000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
lame(s) in which assessed:
RICARDO HYLTON
SONIA ROSE MARIE HYLTON
Jnless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
;uch certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
countyy Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
)ee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of April, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
)keechobee County, Florida
s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
en accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
speciall accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
:ourt Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
?50 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
Nithin two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
348525 ON 3/12,19,26;4/2/10





NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD002
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOE ARNOLD the holder of the follow-
ng certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued there-
)n. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
certificatee No: 1949 Year of Issuance: May-23-2003
Description of Property: COM AT SE COR OF NW 1/4 OF SEC 17 RUN
5 89 DEG 30 MIN W ON S BDRY LINE OF NW 1/4 OF SEC 17 DIST
DF 976.19 FT TO A PT ON ERLY R/W LINE OF RD 15 THENCE RUN
N 28 DEG 54 MIN 30 SEC W ON SAID R/W LINE 3178.43 FT FOR
POB THENCE RUN N 61 DEG 05 MIN 30 SEC E 300 FT TO A PT
THENCE RUN S 28 DEG 54 MIN 30 SEC W 100 FT TO A PT THENCE
RUN S 61 DEG 05 MIN 30 SEC W 300 FT TO A PT ON ERLY R/W
LINE OF AFORESAID RD 15 THENCE N 28 DEG 54 MIN 30 SEC W
DN R/W LINE DIST OF 100 FT TO POB 8 33S 35E .69 ACRE
1-08-33-35-0010-00010-0330
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
lame(s) in which assessed:
W T DESKINS
Jnless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
;uch certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
countyy Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
)ee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of April, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
)keechobee County, Florida
s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
[n accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
:ourt Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
?50 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
Within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
348533 ON 3/12,19,26;4/2/10





SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the
Following applications) for permit have been received for projects) in
Dkeechobee County:
:ra-Mar Enterprises (Cabbage Patch) 200 S Graves Rd, Ft Pierce, Fi. 7- 7
ias submittedApplication 100216-9 for a Water Use Permit to ,r. ,,
acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from i': ,r. ,
4quifer and the project is located in Section 1, Township 37 South, Range
34 East.
:lorida Gas Transmission Company (Florida Gas Greenfield 3 Segment 2,
Section 6) 5444 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056, has submitted
100225-11 for a Water Use Permit for an industrial use. The water will be
Nithdrawn from the Kissimmee River and the project is located in Secton
25, Township 37 South, Range 33 East.
Sam T Ferrell, 875 Hwy 78 West, Okeechobee, FL 34974, has submitted
Application 100226-14 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 60 acres of agricul-
ural lands. The water will be withdrawn from existing ponds and ditches
3nd the project is located in Section 5, Township 38 South, Range 35 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written
requestt for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action re-
jarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management
District, Attn: Environmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West
4im Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be re-
:eived by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication.
lo further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy
)f the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further
proceedings. Applicaton status and associated documents can also be ob-
2ined by accessing the District's website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting
jhe Application/Permit Search on the ePermitbng page. Substantially affect-
d persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the
proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the
3taff report.
348727 ON 3/19/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD003
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that GAIL SMITH the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 1261 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION A
LOTS 14 15 38 39 BLOCK 36
1-06-36-34-0010-00360-0140
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
JET'S TRIO INC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of April, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
348530 ON 3/12,19,26;4/2/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD001
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DONALD MOONEY the holder of the
following certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2631 Year of Issuance: May-23-2003
Description of Property: LOTS 1-2 BLOCK 4 RAILROAD ADDITION
1-15-37-35-0040-00040-0010
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
ROSENA ROUSE BIVINS
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of April, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
348534 ON 3/12,19,26;4/2/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000042
FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION
LLC
Plaintiff
vs.
JOSEPHINE PAUGH, DECEASED; GE-
RALD PAUGH, DECEASED; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPHINE
PAUGH; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UN-
KNOWN TENANT II; BASSWOOD
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.,
AN ADMINISTRATIVELY DISSOLVED
CORPORATION; UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA ON BEHALF OF THE SEC-
RETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN
DEVELOPMENT; THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA; THEN STATE
OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF
REVENUE; GERALD LEE PAUGH; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF GERALD LEE
PAUGH, and any unknown heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors, and other
unknown persons or unknown spous-
es claiming by, through and under
any of the above-named Defendants,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: BASSWOOD HOMEOWNERS'
ASSOCIATION, INC., AN
ADMINISTRATIVELY DISSOLVED
CORPORATION
3144 N.W. 37TH AVE.
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
OR
3783 NW 19 AVE.
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
OR
2692 N.W. 36TH AVE.
OKEEHOCHOBEE, FL 34972
OR
3101 nw 37th ave
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED,
CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN


YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose Mortgage cov-
ering the following real and personal
property described as follows, to-wit:
Lot 18 Block 23 of BASSWOOD
UNIT 2, according to the Plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page(s) 28, of the
Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, ro it on
Shannon Marie Charles, Butler &
Hosch, PA., 3185 South Conway
Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida
32812 and file the original with the
Clerk of the above-styled Court on or
before 30 days from the first publica-
tion, otherwise a Judgment may be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said
Courton the 26th day of Feb. 2010.
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990: In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodaton to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administraton no later
than seven (7) days prior to proceed-
ing. 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port
St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of you receipt of this NOTICE:
IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL 1-800-955-8771. IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8770.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Air Resource Management, Bureau of Air Regulation
Draft Permit No. 0930104-014-AC / PSD-FL-382
Okeechobee Landfill, Inc.
Okeechobee County, Florida
Applicant: The applicant for this project is Okeechobee Landfill, Inc. The applicant's authorized representative and mailing address is: John Van Gessel
Vice President, Waste Management Inc. of Florida, 2859 West Paces Ferry Road, Suite 1600, Atlanta, Georgia 30339.
Facility Location: The Okeechobee Landfill (OL) is located in Okeechobee County at 10800 Northeast 128th Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
Project: The near-term project involves the construction and installation of the following equipment for a Landfill Gas-to-Energy (LFGTE) plant bto process anc
combust 13,500 standard cubic feet per minute (scfmn) of LFG at the OL: a landfill gas (LFG) desulfurization plant (GDP) to remove hydrogen sulfide (H2S) ir
the LFG; one LFG-fueled 15 megawatt (MW) Solar Titan 130 combustion turbine-electrical generator (CTG); and three LFG-fueled 3.5 MW Solar Centaur 4C
CTG ; and five backup open flares.
LFG generated at the OL is collected and flared to control non-methane organic compounds (NMOC) and odors. The flares primarily emit sulfur dioxide (S02)
nitrogen oxides (NOX), carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter (PM/PM10), hydrogen chloride (HCI) and volatile organic compounds (VOC). The existing
flares and the proposed LFGTE project are subject to review pursuant to rule Rule 62-212.400, F.A.C for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD). A
determination of best available control technology (BACT) was required.
Emission estimates (excluding fugitive emissions) based on the 2007 and 2008 annual operating reports submitted by the applicant are summarized in the ta-
ble below. The potential emissions after the near-term project are included.
2007-08 Near Term PSD Significant PSD Review
Pollutant TPY TPY Emission Rate, TPY Required
CO 246 913 100 Yes
NOX 50 343 40 Yes
rr1 rr 14 40 25/15 Yes
1,236 239 40 Yes
VOC -2 4 40 No
Although emissions of S02 will be reduced, the Department requires installation of a GDP whether or not a LFGTE project is constructed. The reason is thai
past projects at the OL triggered PSD and a BACT determination is required for those projects. The Department's BACT determination for S02 will reduce near
term SO2 emissions to approximately half the levels estimated by the applicant.
The applicant submitted an air quality analysis representing an interim period prior to operation of the GDP during which emissions will be less (e.g. 959 TPY o0
S02) than during 2007-2008 because of lower projected solid waste disposal rates and gas flow. The applicant also submitted an air quality analysis reflecting
the long-term build out of the OL. The analysis indicated compliance with the Natonal Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and allowable increments thus providing
reasonable assurance of compliance by the near-term project.
The following table shows the maximum predicted Class II PSD increments in micrograms per cubic meter (pg/m3) and the percent (%) of the allowable incre-
ment consumed by sources in the area including interim and future emissions from the OL.
Summary of PSD Class II Increment Analysis
Pollutant Averaging Time Allowable Increment Increment Consumed
(ug/m3) (ug/m3) Percent
NO2 Annual 25 11 45
PM 0 24-hour 30 6 20
Annual 17 1 6
SO2 3-hour 512 139 27
24-hour 91 83 91
Annual 20 14 70
The Class II increments represent the increment consumed in the vicinity of the project. Based on the modeled results, emissions from the OL after the near-
term project will not significantly contribute to, or cause a violation of, any state or federal ambient air quality standards.
The applicant also provided a Class I increment analysis for the Everglades National Park (ENP). The maximum predicted Class I increments due to the project
alone are less than significant.
Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statute
F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212, F.A.C. The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is required to per
orm the proposed work. The Florida Department of Environmental Protecton's Bureau of Air Regulation is the Permitting Authority responsible for making
permit determination for this project. The Bureau of Air Regulaton's physical address is 111 South Magnolia Drive, Suite 4, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 and the
mailing address is 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The Bureau of Air Regulation's phone number is 850/488-0114.
Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (ex
cept legal holidays), at address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project file includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation anc
Preliminary Determination, the applicabon, and the information submitted by the applicant, exclusive of confidential records under Secton 403.111, F.S. Inter
ested persons may contact the Permitting Authority's project review engineer for additional information at the address and phone number listed above. In ad-
dition, electronic copies of these documents are available on the following web site:
www.dep.state.fl.us/Air/emission/construction/okeechobee.htm
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitbng Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air permit to the applicant for the project described
above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of the proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the projei
will comply with all applicable provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Pr-
mit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 anc
120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a different decision or a significant change of terms or conditions.
Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the proposed Draft Permit and requests for a public meeting for a period of 3C
days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or
before the end of this 30-day period. In addition, if a public meeting is requested within the 30-day comment period and conducted by the Permitbng Au-
thority, any oral and written comments received during the public meeting will also be considered by the Permitting Authority. If timely received comments re
sult in a significant change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. Al
comments filed will be made available for public inspection.
Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance
with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed with (received by) the Department's Agen-
cy Clerk in the Office of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Staton #35, Tallahassee, Flori
da 32399-3000 (Telephone: 850/245-2241; Fax: 850/245-2303). Petitons filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Sector
120.60(3), ES., must be filed within 14 days of publication of this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3)
F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless
of the date of publication. A petitoner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing. The failure of an)
person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent interventon (in a proceeding
initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority's action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and ad
dress of each agencyaffected and each agency's file or identification number, if known (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the
name, address and telephone number of te petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the pro
ceeding; and an explanaton of how the petitioner's substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how each
petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all dispute issues of material fact; (e) A concise statement of the ult
mate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; (f) A statement of the
specific rules or statutes the petihoner contends require reversal or modification of the agency's proposed acton including an explanation of how the allege
facts relate to the specific rues or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitoner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes he
agency to take with respect to the agency's propose action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Prmitting Authority's acton is
based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, FA.C.

Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Permitting Authority's final ac
tion may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Parsons whose substantial interests will be affected by
any such final decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the re
quirements set forth above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available in this proceeding.
349200 ON 3/19/10


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL
MEET TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010 IN ROOM D-119 IN THE SCHUMANN
CENTER ON THE INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE MUELLER CAMPUS Al
6155 COLLEGE LANE, VERO BEACH, FLORIDA 32966.
PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE 2:30 P.M.
JOINT FINANCE & AUDIT AND LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE 2:40 RM.
ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITF
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TC
ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE.
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Okeechobee News March 19, 2010


OSN sponsors

help teams
Heading into the 2010 spring sports
season, interest in the Okeechobee Sports
Network (OSN) is growing quickly. With
the local youth baseball and softball sea-
sons about to kick off, OSN is excited to
announce a Community Share Program
in which leagues can earn money simply
by submitting their results to our Web
site.
"We really want to give back to the
leagues and teams that are contributing
content to OSN," said Tom Byrd, Pub-
lisher of the Okeechobee News.
Launched OSN is the Okeechobee
News' free Web site devoted to youth,
recreation and leisure sports. The site
provides local coaches with the opportu-
nity to display information regarding their
teams results, photographs, rosters,
statistics, game reports on the organi-
zation's OSN league and team page for
public viewing. The information is also
delivered to the Okeechobee's Sports
Department for possible future inclusion
in our pages.
Now, OSN wants to reward the
coaches, leagues and organizations that
use the site. Under the Community Share
Program, 20 cents from every dollar com-
ing from local OSN Web site advertising
will be shared with the participating or-
ganizations of OSN.
Points will be earned each time an
organization submits results to OSN. At
month's end, the points earned will be
tallied and each participating organiza-
tion or league will receive its share of the
revenue, to be distributed on a quarterly
basis.
This is not a "winner take all" system.
Each participating organization will re-
ceive some share. In addition, if you refer
a local business that becomes a sponsor,
10 percent of that advertiser's monthly
fee goes directly to your organization.
And, your group will continue to earn
points toward that advertiser's remain-
ing 10 percent of the Community Share
monthly pool.
The response to OSN is growing.
Leagues and organizations that are
contributing "news" to the site include
the Chobee Firestix, OHS Competitive
Cheerleaders, Okeechobee Parks and
Recreation, and Okeechobee X-Plosion
All Stars. There's always room for more
at OSN. Organizations interested in join-
ing OSN should contact Renee Hawley
at: rhawley@communitysportsdesk.com
or call 1-888-853-7904, ext. 323. OSN can
be accessed by visiting www.newszap.
com, clicking on your community tab,
then clicking on "Sports" on the upper
right part of the page.
Current sponsors include: Davis
Communications; Jim Jones, Coldwell
Banker; Preferred Properties of Okeecho-
bee; Pristine Properties; Quality AC; Riv-
erside Bank; and, Ultimate Gamer.


Okeechobee Sports Network


Featured team:

Big Lake Juniors

Volleyball Club

promotes sport

Big Lake Juniors is a non-profit organiza-
tion dedicated to promoting the sport of vol-
leyball and has been in existence since 1998.
We are recognized by the Internal Revenue
Service as a 501 (c)3 tax-exempt entity as an
affiliated organization under the Amateur
Athletic Union of the U.S. Inc.'s group deter-
mination ruling.
Our mission is to introduce and promote
the sport of volleyball to young female ath-
letes. To provide a healthy and enjoyable
recreational opportunity and to help our
members develop discipline, learn about
commitment, gain self-confidence and dis-
cover the value of teamwork. We encourage
them to be humble in victory and gracious in
defeat and, above all, to understand that the
quality of their effort is the true measure of
their success. We provide more than an en-
vironment in which to develop and display
volleyball skills. We provide an opportunity
to develop and display life skills as well.
This developmental program is designed
for high school, middle school and elemen-
tary age athletes. Its purpose is to improve
our members' volleyball skills through par-
ticipation in structured practices and tour-
naments. Big Lake Juniors will field teams
in various age classifications sanctioned by
the AAU and USAV with respect to the avail-
ability of qualified coaches and the level of
interest expressed.
Most recently in Orlando at the OVA
Spring Fling Tournament the BLJ 10's Pink
team edged out Cape Coast 10 Nike team
19-25, 25-14, and 15-10 to take first place
gold. Congratulations 10's Pink!
For more information about Big Lake Ju-
niors Volleyball Club, please contact Club Di-
rector Todd Jones at biglakejuniors@gmail.
corn or 863-447-1425.

Taekwondo event

at KOA Saturday
Thirty-four competitors from
Okeechobee will compete Saturday in
the Taekwondo America Spring Regional
tournament at the KOA Convention Cen-
ter.
Instructor and organizer Russ Adams
said over 200 competitors from Orlando,
Clewiston, Okeechobee and Fort Pierce
will compete in the event. The black belt
competition will be held in the morning.
In the afternoon there will be a special
Little Dragons competition with kids
as young as 3 years old in competition.
There will also be adult competitions.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Big Lake Juniors
The Big Lake Juniors Volleyball Club promotes their sport and has fun.


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