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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting on Thursday,
May 13 Okeechobee County Con-
inissioners honored an outstanding
citizen for his rnany years of service
See JUDG;E Page 5


drivers a

danger on

the road

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A recent National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) study shows that,
on an average weekend night,
1-in-6 drivers tested for impaired
driving tested positive for licit or
illicit drugs.
opted anw ethat heped al n
forcernent get drunk drivers off
the roads. However, when drug
use began to permeate society
the Driving While Intoxicated
(DWI) law had to be changed to
what we know today as Driving
Under the Influence, or DUI.
The NHTSA study says the
most cornronly detected drugs
in drivers are marijuana, co-
caine and rnetharnphetarnine.
But, a local detective with the
Okeechobee County Narcot-
ics Task Force says prescription
See DRIVERS Pagfe 5

Lake Levels
14.83 feet
Last Year: 10.66 feet

1759 S. Parrott Ave.
Source: South Florida Water Management District
Depth Riven in feet above sea level

Ul~eechobee Newsivete Gawda
Okeechobee County Commis-
sion Chairman Clif Betts, left,
presents Judge William Hen-
dry, right, with a proclama-
tion .

See page 4 for information about
how to contact this newspaper.


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Arrest Report
~lhe 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 De-
partPnt eOP i h s Ronda i hwaynsPeatr
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Corrections (DOC).
*Robert Jeff Adams, 61, S. Eighth St., Fort
Pierce, was arrested May 13, by Deputy John
Hazy on a charge of driving under the influence.
His bond had not been set as of newspaper
*Courtney Marie Coyer, 27, S.W Ninth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 13, by Deputy
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*Timothy Lee George Jr., 29, S.E. 57th Drive,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 13, by Deputy
Justin Merriman on a charge of driving under
the influence. His bond was set at $500.
This column lists arrests and not convic-
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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.

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May 16, 2010

Okeechobee News

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News

Tuesdy dspe 1 tlr hel oa b liles po
ple keep senior citizens from falling victim to
The Stop Senior Scams seminar will be
held at Okeechobee Senior Services, 1019
S.W. Park St., from 1 until 2:30 p.m
"It's for business people who deal with se-

niors," said Detective Susan Morrison of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff 's Office.
oSh~e said a task frct pro Tlasse w

them" when it comes to scams.
Task force membersnwil detail soe eoff t

to bilk Florida seniors every day.
Besides the task force, Detective Morrison
said local detectives from the Okeechobee

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee woman was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail following
her felony arrest for re-
portedly taking over $400
worth of items from a lo-
cal department store.

Lamb s6 dUaS. 44D1ioSnC
was arrested Thursday,
May 13, on a charge of
grand theft. Her bond has
been set at $2,500. CasnrD.
According to an ar- Lamb
rest report by Detective Ted Van Deman
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), he witnessed Lamb take items to-
talling $424.63 from Walmart.
The detective stated that he was in the
Walmart Asset Protection room on an unre-

lated case when the loss prevention officer
and he both spotted Lamb taking various
items. The detective said she would pick
up an item ten hd une her 2- ear-
old baby's blanket.
Detective Van Deman went on to state
that he watched Lamb place food items in
her shopping cart and that she left these
items in plain view
When Lamb reached the check-out
register, she paid a total of $5.26 for the
food items.
As the woman was leaving the store
the loss prevention officer and the OCSO
detective stopped her. Hidden under the
toddler's blanket were items of clothing,
rugs, compact discs along with health and
beauty products, stated the arrest report.
Detective Van Deman said Lamb's
mother was contacted and the child was
given to her.

Senior Services will host scam seminar

Woman charged in theft from store

On Medicare & Medicaid?

Public Forum/Speak Out

Reflections from the Pulpit

4 Okeechobee News

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Speak Out has moved online, where
it is quicker and easier to share your
ideas and converse with others. Go to, click on the com-
munity name and your local or state
Public Forum. There, you can create
new topics or comment on existing
topics. What follows is a sampling of
some of the discussions currently tak-
ing place. Thanks for participating!

Lawn care
*Recently, my attention has been drawn
to pole who haul around lawn mowers on
trailers, cutting grass to make a living. People
who go through the correct process of get-
ting a license are being undercut by those
who are doing lawn care without a business
license. This makes it harder for those who
are paying for the license and paying busi-
ness taxes. People over the age of 18 with a
mower on a trailer should be able to show
a license. Those who are working without
a license are stealing work from those who
do the right thing and pay taxes. Let's get it
together. Your city could use the money. Im-
pose a fine on those who are working with-
out a license. If you can't cut your own lawn,
hire someone licensed to do it.

Stadium press box
*At a time when the school budget is
so tight, I think it is a little ridiculous for the
school board to spend more than $300,000
for a press box at the high school football
stadium. Who needs this press box? The
newspaper reporters are down on the side-
lines taking photos. And I don't think the TV
people bother to cover Okeechobee games.
The coaches should be on the bench with
their players.

What can be done to make

the Sports Park safer?
*I actually agree with a police officer liv-
ing on site in a trailer with his or her family
in order to keep a community place safer for
Our children.
n If more parents actually went to the
Sports Park with their children, then the
teens would find somewhere else to go.
Maybe more parents need to take up rac-
quetball. If the courts are busy with players,
it will discourage the "other" activities.

*I believe that when juveniles are found
to be trespassing, loitering, causing trouble,
etc., that the parents should be held ac-
countable. Maybe if we started fining par-
ents when their children are causing trouble
due to the fact that the parents just turned
them lose on society, we would see a little
more parenting.

Lowering Lake Okeechobee
I was watching the news a little bit ago
about Lake Okeechobee, it seems the Army
Corps Of Engineers, and SFWMD are releas-
ing water again from the east and west. They
are worried about the upcoming "wet sea-
son" and the dike being able to hold back
all the lake water. I look at it like this, the
dike has held the water back all these years
without a problem. I know that the dike has
spots that are weak and they are repairing
them. But don't mess with the lake levels. I
don't want to see them get down to 8 or 9
feet like they were a couple of years ago.
*As of 12:01 a.m. on May 13, the lake
level was 14.86 feet above sea level. SFWMD
and the Army Corps of Engineers will no
doubt lower it to a dangerous level for the
fisheries and other wildlife, to cover them-
selves for the lack of proper maintenance on
the dike.
*Ideal level is 13 ft. but it has to fluctuate
and since it has been taken out of mother
nature's hands somebody has to do it.
*Low lake levels during the dry season
are GOOD for the fisheries. It allows the
area on the edge of the lake to dry out and
grow new vegetation, and when the water
comes back up during the wet season, this
makes a spawning area for the fish. Check
with the FWC biologists. They will tell you
the drought actually helped the lake's eco-
syte hake ah .s its natural highs and
lows to be healthy. But due to the man-made
dike, this cannot happen naturally anymore
so they have to control it. I believe the best
lake schedule environmentally is one that
would let the lake get down to 11 feet in the
dry season and up to 14 feet in the wet sea-
son. So if the lake is already above 14 feet,
then letting some water out is appropriate.
However, instead of letting that water go out
to the ocean, it should be flowing south to
the Everglades. The Everglades needs that
water, and that is what the state is trying to
accomplish with the plan to buy out much
of the US Sugar land south of the lake.

By Elder John T. Garner
More 2 Life Ministries

when t daw dd onr e hha thtos artil wo
be under the title "Reflections from the Pul-
pit." Well, that got me to thinking. Which,
if you know me, you know can be danger-
ous. I seem to do it so little. Anyway, what
thought came to mind that arrested my con-
scious deliberation was this question: What
did I "reflect" from the pulpit? I'm not refer-
ring to that which is spoken but to the mes-
sage I send out that so many times speaks
louder than the things that I preach.
Let me see if I can give some more clarity
to the idea I am trying to convey. When it
comes to reflections, the reflection that I am
seeing in the mirror these days is far from
encouraging. Somehow the 25 year old guy
that I used to remember looking back at me
has been replaced with this bald, chubby
(OK, I'll say it, fat), out of shape 50 year old
man. That's not the worst of it. No, the more
serious side of this hard truth is that I now
find myself going down that road where my
health has started to deteriorate due to not
taking care of myself the way that I should
have while I was changing from that 25 year
old I was referring to into the 50 year old
that now stares out at me from the looking
How is it that I allowed this body the Lord
gave me to fall victim not so much to time,

etpain sthat bth s a lc f dicpin o
my part? It seems that I was so busy living
life that I forgot that God had given me a life
that needed to be taken care of and watched
over not only for me but for those who are
looking to me to set the example of living a
life totally sold out to Christ.

I have preached the virtues and responsi-
bilities of living a life of spiritual excellence
before the Lord for many years now. I truly
believe that our first and greatest need is to
be spiritually pure in Christ as we strive to
live holy lives before the Lord and before the
world around us, for the benefits of a holy
life in Christ are immeasurable. I will contin-
ue to stress this truth until the Lord takes me
home to be with Him. However, I have been
far from consistent in the preaching, much
less from modeling, the truth of living a life
of physical excellence in Christ. The Scrip-
tures are very clear about the need of guard-
ing our boies, "templs tenSrptures cal
then, as we seek to live in and for Christ.
"Do you not know that your body is a
temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you,
whom you have from God, and that you
are not our own? For you have been bought
with a price: therefore glorify God in your
body." (I Corinthians 6:19-20)
Now that could not be any clearer, could
it? Yet, this is a truth that I have allowed to
have little or no effect in my life.
So, this brings me to my grand announce-
ment. I, yes me, the great scoffer of all things
pertaining to exercise, have joined a gym
and have started working out. I know what
you are thinking: "How long will that last, big
boy?" I can honestly say that I don't know. I
hope long enough to set aside some of he
effects of high blood pressure and diabetes.
Pray for me that I will continue because I've
got to tell you that as I write this I am so sore
that I just want to lay down somewhere and
cry, while I eat a whopper from Burger King.
I mean, if I am going to be honest, I might as
well tell the whole truth.

Adoption Support Group to meet on May 19
Children's Home Society of Florida will hold it's next Adoption Support Group meeting
at 6 p.m. May 19 at their administration office, located at 590 NW Peacock Blvd., Suite 9,
Port St. Lucie. This group is for families who have a finalized adoption of a special needs/
foster care child. The support group is open to relative, non-relative and foster parents.
The support group provides education and social interaction among individuals who
have adopted, while being able to share resources with, and support for, one another.
For information, contact CHS Adoption Therapist, Lauren Phelps, MS at 772.429.2001.

Hospice plans giant yard sale Thursday and Friday
Hospice of Okeechobee, 41 1S.E. Fourth Street, will hold giant yard sale on Thursday
May 20 and Friday May 21, from 8 a.m. until noon. Specialty items for this sale include
some nice children's clothing. Funds raised benefit patient care including services at the
Hamrick Home. For more information, call 863-467-2321.

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ing this period, the driver is not only watched
but their blood pressure, heart rate and body
temperature must be monitored. Also, the
diameter of their pupils are measured.
"It's not just a 20-minute thing and you're
done stated the detective.
By observing the driver and monitoring
their blood pressure and such, the trained
officer is able to determine scientifically
what category of drugs the driver may have
"You can't say it's powder cocaine or
crack cocaine, but you can determine if
its a central nervous system stimulant or a
central nervous system depressant," the de-
tective explained. "With stimulants, there
will be an elevated heart rate, sweating and
higher blood pressure. With depressants,
there will be a lower heart rate and blood
pressure and the subject's movements will
be very lethargic "
If the officer has determined that the
driver is a 'drugged driver' and not a 'drunk
driver they will ask the driver to give a blood
sample since a breath test won't indicate if
the driver has been using drugs. And, just
like with a breath test, the driver can refuse
to give the blood sample.
However, if the driver is involved in an in-
jury or fatal car crash, blood is automatically
drawn. .
"In my opinion, a DUI (with alcohol) is
easier to prove," said the detective. "The
subject can say they were prescribed the
drug and that they took it yesterday, and it
will still be in their system. With everything
being the same, a DUI (with alcohol) is eas-
ier to prove."
Although there will be no odor if the im-

Okeechobee Forecast

Today: A 30 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly cloudy,
with a high near 86. East southeast wind be-
tween 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as
20 mph.
Tonight: A chance of rain and thunder-
storms before 8pm, then a slight chance of
rain between 8pm and 2am. Partly cloudy,
with a low around 70. East southeast wind
between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipita-
tion is 30%

Extended Forecast
Monday: A chance of showers between
8am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and
thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly cloudy, with
a high near 87. South southeast wind around
5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%/.
Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy,
with a low around 69. South southwest wind
around 5 mph.
Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a
high near 89. South southwest wind around
5 mph.

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paired driver has been using pills, the detec-
tive said that won't hold true if the driver has
been using marijuana.
"A lot of times the smell is overwhelm-
ing," he said. "But again, it will boil down to
the blood test "
He went on to explain that, during a
'gaze' field sobriety test, someone high on
marijuana will often have a response that is
indicative of marijuana use.
According to the detective, during this
test the officer will ask the subject to follow
their finger. The officer will tell the subject
that they are going to move their finger from
side to side and then touch them lightly on
the nose.
If the person is high on pot, they will suc-
cessfully follow the officer's finger as it's
moved from side to side then in a circular
motion. Then, as the officer slowly moves
his/her finger toward the subject's nose
something strange happens. Instead of fol-
lowing the finger to the point they appear
cross-eyed, the subject's eyes will together
fade to the left or right.
"They have no control over it," said the
detective. "It's one of the tell-tale signs, even
though it's not 100 percent accurate."
While most states drafted their DUI laws
with a focus on alcohol, they have yet to
change the law to make it easier for officers
to prove that the operator of a vehicle is a
drugged driver. And because of this, many
drivers who cannot drive safely because they
have an illegal drug in their system can safely
escape prosecution.

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we do work traffic when we're looking for
drugs," said the 10-year law enforcement
veteran. "And, we're seeing an increase
in drivers who are under the influence of
And proving this type of DUI is not only
difficult--for one thing, there is no alcohol
odor--it's extremely time consuming.
The detective, who has been through
schooling to be a Drug Recognition Expert
(DRE) but has not completed his certifica-
tion, explained that testing the impaired
driver on the street is the same whether they
are being tested for alcohol, pills, marijuana
or cocaine. Field sobriety tests are done to
first determine if the driver is impaired.
If the officer feels the driver is impaired,
the driver is then taken to a holding facility
where the DRE training comes into play.
The detective said the subject has to be
observed for a snecified period of time. Du~r-

Treasure Coast attorneys ranked thle judge
first in the Judicial Bar Poll that evaluated ten
categories of judicial attributes.
Judge Hendry has also been active out-
side the courtroom. He is a member of the
Kiwanis Club and Master Gardener with the
Extension Agency. Judge Hendry was ap-
pointed to the first Board of Trustees of In-
dian River Community College and sat on
that board for 13 years. During that time the
judge helped start a branch of the college in
Okeechobee. For the past six years the judge
has served on the Board of Directors of
Raulerson Hospital. He served on the advi-
sory panel for the present judicial complex.
In 2006 Judge Hendry was honored by the
Boy Scouts as a Distinguished Citizen. He
has been a member of First United Method-
ist Church for over 60 years.
"It will be an honor to have your name
on the building," Commission Chairman
Clif Betts said as he noted that he and the
judge served together when the total county
budget was $250,000. "Okeechobee has
certainly been blessed by having you as a
participant in the community. We really do
thank you."
"Over the past 81 years I've had a close at-
ta 1 ent ao orheourtos, teC hugensai0
feet from it. The judge also said he had the
distinct honor and privile e of administering
the oath of office to 15 administrations.
This honor today is frosting on the cake,"
the judge added.

Rim Canal Cleanup planned for today
Butch's Redneck Yacht Club is holding a rim canal clean up on May 16 from 10 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Meet at Butch's Fish Camp pick up trash bags and sunscreen on Sunday
morning. All members and the public is invited to help clean up our canals from Nub-
bin's Slough to the Big O. For more information call, 863-763-8262.

Fundraiser held for Children's Health Center
A fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, May 18, at Golden Corral from 5-8 p.m. to ben-
efit Dr. Fred Brown Children's Health center.with 100 percent of tips going to the center.
Tickets for adult meals are only $10 and include full buffet and drink. Guest servers in-
clude Mayor Kirk, Sheriff May, Russ Brown, Undersheriff Stephen, Dr. Robshaw, Dr. San-
telices, Dr. Espinosa and school board member Joe Arnold. To purchase tickets please
call, 863-763-1951, 863-467-6120 or 863-763-7481. Or email

Help stop senior seams
On Tuesday, May 18, presentations from specialists on senior scams will meet at the
Lottie Raulerson Senior Center located at 1019 W. South Park St., from 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Victim service providers help victims rebuild their lives. For information call Sheila at

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pills should be added to that list.
WL\hen we make our stops, we're see-
ing more and more people on pills versus
alcohol, and we'll continue to see more
stops with pills rather than alcohol," said
the detective. "These pills are an epidemic.
They are becoming the new crack cocaine
or meth. They are incredibly powerful."
Although detectives assigned to the task
force don't commonly work traffic viola-
tions, they do monitor drivers while they
watch for drug use. And because of that,
there will be times when they pull someone
over because they have probable cause to
believe the driver is impaired.
"Working traffic is not oulr thing. blt

Continued From Pagfe 1

to the community.
Commissioners passed a resolution nam-
ing Courtroom A in the Historic Okeechobee
County Courthouse as the William L. Hen-
dry Courtroom. That action was only fitting
since Judge Hendry has spent a significant
number of hours in that courtroom both as
an attorney and a judge and his grandfather
was one of the contractors that built the
Judge Hendry, who grew up on Okeecho-
bee, is an Eagle Scout, a graduate of the Uni-
versity of Florida and a military veteran. He
is also known as a local historian. The judge
had a private law practice in Okeechobee for
23 years. He also served as county attorney
for 21 years, city attorney for 10 years and
attorney for the board of public instruction
for two years. On the other side of the bench
Judge Hendry served as county judge from
1980-1983, during which he established a
county probation work program. From 1984
through 1995 Judge Hendry was Circuit
Judge. From 1990 through 1993 he served as
Chief Circuit Judge. As Chief Circuit Judge'
Judge Hendry established judicial policies
and procedures, including implementation
of the first annual report of circuit and coun-
ty court activities. Since 1995 Judge Hendry
has served as Senior Circuit Judge. In 1994


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May 16, 2010

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Members of local law enforcement, along
with private citizens, gathered Friday morn-
ing to pay their respects to those members
of law enforcement whose 'end of watch'
came all too suddenly.
And even though the sun was bright, the
mood was dark as everyone was reminded
of the ever-present dangers to those men and
women who wear a badge on their chest.
"Sadly, over the last decade, an average
of 160 officers a year have been killed in the
line of duty. And throughout our nation's
history, nearly 19,000 law enforcement offi-
cers have made the ultimate sacrifice," said
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May at the
May 14 memorial for fallen officers.
Each year the local program is held on
the steps of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) and each year more private
citizens attend to honor those officers who
paid the ultimate price to protect them.
Sheriff May told the crowd that last year
126 officers lost their lives in the line of duty.
Florida and New York led all states in the
number of officers killed with eight each.
The sheriff reminded everyone of the
four officers in Lakeview, Wash., who were
gunned down in a coffee shop while they
filed their reports. They were shot by "... a
man who systematically shot and killed all
four officers for no other reason than they
were uniformed police officers," he added.
Sheriff May described those brutal and

senseless killings as "domestic terrorism at
its worst."
"Who can blame officers for being more
suspicious-something some members of
the public will misconstrue as being rude
when the officer is only trying to stay alive,"
Sheriff May told the crowd.
He went on to say that these types of kill-
ings should be assigned to federal courts
as a terrorist act, and that the death penalty
should be applied and carried out in a rea-
sonable amount of time.
The sheriff also paid his respects to OCSO
Deputy Glover 'Skip' Emerson Bryant who
died in an airplane crash on Lake Okeecho-
bee during a search for missing boaters.
"His sacrifice will never be forgotten,"
Sheriff May said.
So far this year, 61 law enforcement offi-
cers have died across the U.S. Of those, two
were in Florida: Captain Chad Reed, of the
Dixie County Sheriff's Office, who was shot
to death on January 14; and Deputy James
Louis Anderson, of the St. Johns County
Sheriff's Office who died in an automobile
accident that same day.
Of the officers who have died this year,
22 were shot to death, 16 were killed in au-
tomobile accidents and five others died of
heart attacks.
The average age for those whose 'end of
watch' came too soon in 2009 was 39. That
average for 2010 is 41.
Pastor Joe Bishop, who spoke briefly to
the audience, summed up what the memo-

Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May
was the keynote speaker at Friday's
Law Enforcement Memorial held on the
front steps of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office. He reminded those in
attendance that 900,000 law enforce-
ment officers across the U.S. today "...
put their lives on the line for the safety
and protection of others."
rial stood for very succinctly when he de-
scribed those officers who died as: "Those
who were proud enough to wear a uniform,
and brave enough to die for the privilege to
do so."

coleslaw and a roll for $8. All of the proceeds
go towards a mission trip to Haiti. The bar-
becue will be held at the open lot directly
north of the Gilbert Snapper dealership on
441 north. Delivery available on orders of
5 or more. For information or tickets, call
Brent at 863-610-3301.

Moose Lodge has dinner theater
The Okeechobee Moose Lodge on NW
36th St. will hold Okeechobee's first "Date
Night Dinner Theater" with Music Com-
edy Dancing, on Saturday, May 22. Doors
open at 5 p.m. Entree choice of Roast Beef
or Pork. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more
information, call Penny at 863-447-5520.

Congressman Rooney to
speak at Lincoln Day Dinner
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will
be hosting the annual Lincoln Day Dinner
on Friday, May 21, at the Williamson Confer-
ence and Education Center at Indian River
State College. Social time will be from 6-7
p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The
keynote speaker will be Congressman Tom
Rooney. Dinner will be catered by Golden
Corral and tickets are $40 per person. If you
or your business would like to sponsor a ta-
ble for this event please call Melissa Arnold
at 863-610-2280. Seating is limited.

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Teen Dance Party coming!
Teens get ready for another Teen Dance
Party! The party starts at the Shnine Club on
Hwy. 78 on May 22, from 7 until 10 p.m. The
cost is just $7 for kids from ages 12-15 and
includes pizza, chips and drink. A live D.J.
will play the latest hip hop and dance music.
For more information, please call Latasha
Smith at 863-801-3781 or Teresa Chandler at
863-697-6819 -

Benefit BBQ planned
More2Life Ministries will hold a barbecue
on Friday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.The
menu will be barbecued pork, baked beans,

Solemn ceremony honors fallen officers

If you go ...
What: Okeechobee City Council
When: 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 18
Where: Council Chambers, Okeecho-
bee City Hall, 55 S.E. Third, Ave.

meeting dates for the summer and the may-
or will recognize Donnie Robertson for ten
years' service to the city and proclaim the
week of June 7-11 as Code Enforcement Of-
ficers Appreciation Week in the city.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reachedant

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May 16, 2010

Okeechobee News

began installing a partially penetrating cutoff
wall in the dike in 2008. The wall serves as a
ban rad too atern atrhowiays rptipingtowhieceh

foot thick wall extends from the top of the dike
through the foundation to several feet beyond
the limestone bedrock, averaging 50 to 70 feet
-or about three stories -below the crest of
the dike.
The Corps awarded multiple 'task order'
contracts in 2008 for cutoff wall construction
to Bauer, Hayward Baker Inc., based in Oden-
ton, Md., and, Treviicos South, Inc., of Bos-
ton, Mass. To date, 15 miles of cutoff wall in
the 22-mile "Reach 1" section are now under
construction or have been completed, totaling
over $145 million in cutoff wall contracts. The
Corps will award two more task orders for an-
other seven miles of cutoff wall in 2010.
"We're keeping momentum moving to ad-
dress known seepage and piping issues in this
area of the dike," said Mike Rogalski, program
manager for the HHD Rehabilitation Project.
"Everything we're doing brings us closer to
making the dike safer and, therefore, helping
keep people and property safe, too."
For more information, please visit www.saj., and click the Herbert Hoover
Dike link in the right column.

U.S. Army C:orps of Engfineers
awards contract for Herbert
Hoover Dike rehabilitation
JACKSONVILLE The Herbert Hoover Dike
Rehabilitation Project moved another step
closer to reducing flood risk with the recent
award of $39,990,928.75 to complete another
section of cutoff wall in the southeastern area
of the dike.
vilThD Usr Arm dCeodrp Sf eneers, Jak I
task order May 12 to Bauer Foundation Corpo-
ration of Odessa, Fla. This is the second task
order awarded to Bauer, and the fifth order
under a single contract for emplacement of the
partial cutoff wall.
The 75-year-old Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD)
is a Corps of Engineers dam safety top priority.
Jacksonville District is currently rehabilitating
the dike's most vulnerable section, the 22-mile
section between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade.
"The Corps has committed, and will con-
tinue to commit, significant resources to reha-
bilitate HHD. Protecting the people who will be
most affected by excessively high water levels
in Lake Okeechobee is our top priority," said
Col. Alfred Pantano, Jr., Jacksonville District
Emplacement of the cutoff wall provides
immediate risk reduction benefits. The Corps

The quarterly report from Okeechobee
Main Street to be given by Maureen Bur-
roughs will be the highlight of the Tuesday
meeting of the Okeechobee City Council.
The council is also scheduled to take fi-
nal action on a request to change the zoning
classification from residential multiple fam-
ily to commercial professional office for a lot
of S.E. Third Street. In addition the council
will award a contract for a side arm tractor
mower and consider release of an easement
necessary for construction of the county
emergency management center.
In other action the council will consider

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
At their meeting on Thursday, May 13, Okeechobee County commissioners pro-
claimed the month of May to be Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in the county.
Commission Chairman Clif Betts, left, presented a copy of the proclamation to
Frank Kruppa, director of the Okeechobee County Health Department. The rate
of teen pregnancy in Okeechobee County is almost double the state average.

Critical dike work continues

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Abused 2 year old released from hospital

Yacht Club holds benefit for Ryan Holden
Butch's Redneck Yacht Club is holding a benefit for Ryan Holden at Butch's Backyard
Bar on May 22 from 10 a.m. until. Ryan is the son of Tammy and Bill Daniels. Ryan was
paralyzed with a spinal cord injury on March 16 and needs continuing rehab at Shep-
herd's Center in Georgia. Tammy is in serious need to financial assistance. There will be
live music and BBQ dinners for a $6.00 donation. A poker run and auction will also be
held. For more information, please call 863-763-8262.

YMCA Summer Camp Programs planned
YMCA Summper Camp Expedition for ages 5-13 is a fun-filled day camp which in-
cludes arts and crafts, field trips, games, reading, sports, swimming and YMCA Character
Development. Campers should wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes and
bring a lunch, a snack, bathing suit, sunscreen and towel. The camp will be held at
Grace Brethren Church, June 14-Aug. 13. Weekly fee is $90. A $30 supply free is paid
one time each summer. Financial assistance is available. Registration will be May 22 and
June 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Grace Brethren Church, 701 S. Parrott Avenue. Space
is limited.


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sponsive by OCSO Deputy Sarah Green and
investigators from the Department of Chil-
dren and Families (DCF).
Coleman is being held without bond in
the Okeechobee County Jail on charges of
aggravated child abuse and child neglect.
Ashby-Harden was charged
with child neglect and fail-
ure to protect a child. Her
bond was set at $10,000
and she is currently free on
According to Detective
Farless, the child suffered
numerous injuries includ-
John bleeding in her brain;
Coleman trisn tod bth he rafte
bilateral retinal bleeding; an impact fracture
of the right elbow; ligament injury to her
neck; and, a multitude of bruising to her
face and body.
Detective Farless said signs of abuse be-
gan showing up over a six-week period, and
that her mother ".. had knowledge of the
She added that while the mother suspect-
ed Coleman was abusing her child, she did
not report it.
Coleman allegedly beat the child so se-
verely that her entire buttocks would be
bruised, even though she was wearing dia-
SDetective Lowe's arrest report indicates
that the child was made to "... stand in the

corner on one leg as punishment." Then, if
she would put her foot on the floor, Coleman
would reportedly yell at her and "smack or
pop" her in the back of the head with his
open hand, the report continued.
Also, if the toddler soiled her diaper, Cole-
man would remove it and rub her face in
it, the detective stated. He would then make
her wait before taking her to the shower.
Once in the shower, Detective Lowe said
Coleman would direct the shower head di-
rectly into the baby's face.
The detective's report went on to state
that when Ashby-Harden found out that
Coleman was rubbing her daughter's face

with the filthy diapers, she reportedly said:
"At least he's not spanking her anymore."
Authorities were made aware of the al-
leged abuse after a concerned individual
learned that Coleman had thrown the child
into the air with such force that she hit her
head on a wooden beam in the ceiling, the
arrest report stated. When Coleman caught
the child, "... she was limp in his arms," the
report continued.
Detective Lowe said Coleman, who is
unemployed, has a criminal history that in-
cludes an arrest in North Florida on charges
of grand theft and conspiracy to commit
grand theft.

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A small child severely, physically abused
by her mother's boyfriend was released
from St. Mary's Hospital Thursday, May 13.
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) Detective Bryan
Lowe said Friday that the
child is looking better and
will soon begin physical
He said while the 2-year-
old has partial vision in her
left eye; she apparently
cannot see out of her night
eye. However, it is hoped Amanda L.
that she will regain vision in Ashby-Harden
that eye once the swelling
on her brain subsi e.s Justhwhen tilat will

Detective Lowe, along with fellow OCSO
Detective Rosemary Farless, arrested the
girl's mother, Amanda Lynn Ashby-Harden,
28, and her live-in boyfriend John T. Cole-
man, 26, in connection with the abuse and
neglect of the child.
"She's trying to speak, and she's moving
her legs," Detective Lowe of the toddler.
The child has been released into the
custody of her grandparents and will not
be returned to Ashby-Harden, the detective
The couple were arrested April 29 after
the child was found badly bruised and unre-


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These students from Rock Solid Christian Academy successfully completed
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Okeechobee News

By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
They're back.
Twice a year, Florida drivers must deal
with swarms of love bugs over Florida high-
The insects mate inflight and are appar-
ently drawn to the roadways by the heat of
the pavement and the fumes of car exhaust.
Some researchers theorize that lovebugs
confuse the chemical odor of automobile
exhaust with the smell of decaying vegeta-
tion. Female lovebugs are attracted to decay-
ing vegetation, where they lay their eggs.
According to "Lovebugs in Florida," by
University of Florida Professor of Entomol-
ogy D. E. Short, lovebugs were first reported
in Florida in 1947.
"Lovebugs are small black flies with red
thoraxes. Males are 1/4 inch, and females
are 1/3 inch in length. These flies are mem-
bers of the family Bibionidae and are known
as March flies. Several species of March flies
are native to Florida, however, Lovebugs,
Plecia nearctica Hardy are recent invaders
from the west," wrote Dr. Short.
Scientists have traced the path of the
insects from Central America up through
Texas and around the Gulf of Mexico. They
move with the winds, and on occasion may
accidentally be transported by cars or on
vegetation that is transplanted from one area
to another.
Once they reached Florida, over the years
the insects made their way south. They thrive
in the warmer temperatures.
By 1955, the lovebugs were reported in
Leon County and in 1965 in Marion and Ala-
chua Counties. In 1974, lovebugs were col-
lected in Homestead.
The lovebug has a six-month life cycle.
The female lays eggs under decaying vegeta-
tion. When the larvae hatch, they feed on the
vegetation. Most of their life cycle is spent in
the larvae stage. Adult love bugs only live
two to three days--just long enough to
mate, lay eggs and die.
Two flights of lovebugs occur each year, "
Dr. Short wrote. "The spring flight occurs
during late April and May. A second flight
occurs during late August and September.
Flights extend over periods of 4 to 5 weeks.
Mating takes place almost immediately after
emergence of the females. Adult females
live only 2-3 days."
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vegetation. Larvae (immature stage) feed on
decaying plant material and live on the soil
surface just beneath the decaying organic
matter. Larvae perform a beneficial fune-
tion by converting the plant material into or-
ganic components which can again be used
by the growing plants. After larvae mature,
they transform into pupae. The pupal stage
requires about 7 to 10 days," he continued.
"Adult lovebugs are harmless and do not
sting or bite. They feed on the nectar of vari-
ous plants, especially sweet clover, golden-
rod and brazilian pepper. Usually, lovebug
flights are restricted to daylight hours and

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Adult lovebugs only live two to three
days. The female love bug is larger
than the male. They mate in flight and
tend to swarm over Florida's high-
ways, drawn there by the heat and the
exhaust fumes.

temperatures above 68.F. At night lovebugs
rest on low growing vegetation.
"Lovebugs are a considerable nuisance to
motorists. They congregate in unbelievable
numbers along highways and the insects
spatter on the windshields and grills of mov-
ing trucks and automobiles. Windshields
become covered with the fatty remains, and
vision is obscured. During flights, the flies
clog radiator fins causing cars to overheat.
They also get into refrigeration equipment
on trucks causing them to malfunction. The
fatty tissue will cause pitting of the car's fin-
ish if it is not removed within a few days.
Flies enter cars and sometimes drivers and
passengers soil their clothing by sitting on
lovebugs. They are also a considerable nui-
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The American Red Cross of Okeechobee
County will hold its annual Hurricane Pre-
paredness Seminar on Thursday, June 3, at
5:30 p.m., to inform the public the impor-
tance of being prepared for this year's hur-
ricane season.
The guest speakers will include: Eric
Burris, Meterologist, WPBF 25 News; Mike
Faulkner, Emergency Management; Rob
Shelt, American Red Cross; Billy Dean,
WOKC AM 1570 & FM 100.9; Major Noel
Stephens, Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice; Jenny Pung, Waste Management; Pau-
lette Wise, Bank of America; Marnie Lauter,
Raulerson Hospital; Vicki Williams, Florida
Dept of Financial Services; Gary, Ritter,
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Rescue; and more.
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disaster related topics to educate our com-
Hurricane Emergency Supply Lists
Banking Procedures
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Information Resources (Radio)
Waste Management (Before & After)
And much more... .
The seminar will be held at Raulerson
Hospital (Cafeteria), 1796 Highway 441
North, Okeechobee, FL. Refreshments will
be served. A hurricane kit and other prizes
will be given away to some lucky winners.
Space is limited. Please register by calling
the American Red Cross at 863-763-2488.

Okeechobee County Code Enforcement
Special Magistrate Lois Nichols is scheduled
to hear nine code violation cases Tuesday
afternoon. Marjorie Paige, trustee, will have
to answer charges of having a derelict struc-
ture at 2358 S.R. 70 property
According to code enforcement office
Beth Albert, James Myers and William Day
hv Excessive) overgrowth on their S.E.
Jacob Nisson was charged with building
a pole barn without a building permit on
N.E. 138th Street.
David Morris has been charged with liv-
ing in an RV and having outdoor storage and
an unpermitted shed on his S.E. 21st Court
property. Code enforcement officer Albert
has stated that Melba Franklin was also liv-
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Howard and Gail Richards and Penny

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Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W.
Ninth Ave.

Chaisson could be facing fines if they have
not obtained the proper permits and final
inspections for their respective properties.
Phillip McAllister could also be fined if
he has not removed or demolished with
the proper permits the condemned mobile
home on his S.E. 37th Way lot.
Gloria Jean Vonerau had been ordered
to either demolish or repair the structure on
her N.E. 103rd Avenue lot or face a possible

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Hershey Track and Field local winners may compete in 1Miami

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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The annual Hershey's Track and Field
competition was once again a success last
Friday at Okeechobee High School with all
five elementary schools, two middle schools
and the Brighton Charter School represent-
Boys and girls from 9-14 are eligible for
the contest each year. Each school holds
their own track and field day to determine
who will represent them at the county com-
pe t.e boys 9-10 division, Jarrett Emmick
of North Elementary won the 50 meter dash
with a time of 8.08 seconds. Lance Howard
of the Brighton School finished second.
Ethyn Johnson of Central Elementary
School won the 100 meter dash with a time
of 13.7 seconds. Jalen Pryor of South fin-
ished second with a time of 15.98 seconds.
Jarrett Mills of South Elementary School
won the 200 meter run with a time of 33.63
seconds. Malcolm Chambers of Central fin-
ished second.
Mills also won the 400 meter run with a
time of 1 minute 17 seconds. Devonte Lu-
ellman of North finished second.
Chandler Pearce of Brighton won the
standing long jump with a time of 6' 5 3/4".
Mills finished second in that competition.
Malcolm Chambers won the softball
throw with a toss of 135' 8". Dustin Mans-
field of South Elementary finished second.
The 4x100 meter relay race was won by
Central Elementary with a time of 1.09.30.
Team members include Ethyn Johnson,
Dylan Walker, Jose Mojica and Malcolm
Chambers. The second place team came
from South Elementary and included Mario
Pineda, Jarrett Faulkner, Matthew Garcia,
and Elias Sowell.
In the girls 9-10 age division, Aubrie Hat-
away of South won the 50 meter dash. Ariel
Girardi of Everglades was second.
Ashley Boyd of Seminole won the 100
meter dash and Giselle Leal of Central waS
The 200 meter run was captured by Sun-
ni Bearden of Brighton with a time of 36.22.
Macey Lamb of South finished second.
The 400 meter race was won by Alani
Garcia of Central with a time of 1.30. Kay-
leigh Sparkman of Central finished second.
Christine Groso won the standing long
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at North Elementary School. Hannah Harper
of Central took second place.
Raeley Matthews of Brighton won the
softball throw with a toss of 108' 5". Cady
Osceola of Brighton took second place.
The 4x100 meter relay championship
was captured by the Brighton School. Team
members include Raeley Matthews, Chloe
Chalfant, Cady Osceola and Sunni Bearden.
Everglades finished second. Members of
that team include Emily Hernandez, Angela
Salmeron, Cassy Weldon and Maniah Woo-

In Boys ages 11-12, Antawyn Fludd of
Seminole won the 100 meter dash with a
time of 13.6 seconds. Ty'Asis Files of Semi-
nole was second.
LaQuavius Williams won the 200 meter
dash with a time of 28.53. The Seminole stu-
dent beat out Demetrius Clark of Brighton.
Janavise Futch of Everglades won the 400
meter run. Logan Laskey of Yearling was
In the 800 meter run, Cole Owens of
Yearling won with a time of 3.01.15. Danny
Willet of Osceola took second place.
Files took the standing long jump with a
leap of 7'10". Clark finished second.
Williams took the softball throw with a
toss of 193' 11". Thomas Bearden of Brigh-
ton was the runner up.
The 4x100 meter relay was taken by the
team from Seminole with a time of 58.21
seconds. Team members included Andravi-
us Stallworth, Antawyn Fludd, Ty'Asia Files,
and LaQuavius Williams. Everglades took

second place behind runners Roy Perez, Ja-
navise Futch, Jorge Luviano and John Nel-
The girls 11-12 age division also included
a number of strong performances. Mercedes
Washington of Osceola won the 100 meter
dash with a time of 14.07 seconds. Latasia
Neal of Seminole finished second.
Neal won the 200 meter dash with a time
of 31.19 seconds. She narrowly defeated
Odessa King of Brighton for the champion-

shLahna Sedatol of Brighton won the 400
meter run. Michaela Myers of Osceola fin-
ished second.
mKia a Hrnandez ofo en~tmalBw the 810
of Brighton finished in second place.
Neal won the standing long jump with
a time of 7'3". Kristen Bostwick of Osceola
fini to cl ed the softball throw with a
toss of 144'10". Megan Hargraves of Central
fiThh 4 10 conner rey team from Brigh-

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liah Carrillo, Lahna Sedatol, Odessa King
and Shae Pierce. The Everglades team fin-
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pace. Runners for Everglades included Jen-
nifer Chavez, Julie Arnold, Perla Contreras
and Alexis Garcia.
In the boys ages 13-14 division Alec Em-
monds of Yearling claimed the 100 meter

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Cole Owens won his heat in the boys
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Free computer classes at
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The Heartland Library Cooperative
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computer classes to citizens of Okeecho-
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County Library on Thursdays. Starting
this month, Intermediate PCs will also
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Bowers of Osceola with a time of 6.56.00.
Burkhardt took second place in that compe-
tition. Burkhardt also won the standing long
jump with a distance of 6'10 1/2". Elida Ruiz
of Seminole was the runner up.
Breanna Billie won the softball throw
with a toss of 174'5". Lauren Hazellief of Os-
ceola finished in second place.
The 4x100 meter relay race was claimed
by Osceola Middle School. Runners on the
team included Isabelle Sheldon, Julia Wel-
don, Brittany Milrot, and Gizel Alarcon. The
second place team from Yearling Middle
School included Toneka Roberts, Shad'dajia
Williams, Ta'Coma Files and Marissa Fen-
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dash with a time of 12.9 seconds. Kain Sar-
ros of Osceola finished second.
Wilson Barahona of Yearling won the 200
meter dash with a time of 27.15 seconds.
Royce Osceola of Yearling finished second.
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time of 2.36.00. Kelton Smedley of Brighton
was second.
Nunez also won the 1600 meters with a
time of 6.08.00. Jiovani Hernandez of Year-
ling finished in second place. Robert Hayes
of Osceola won the standing long jump with
w hea urr 8'0. Kain Sarros of Osceola
Layton Thomas of Yearling won the soft-
ball throw with a toss of 217'2 Jaquan
Smith was second with a toss of 196'2.
The 4x100 meter relay race was claimed
by Osceola Middle School. Team runners
included Kain Sarros, Travon Pierre, Lance
Crum, and Keith Chamberland. Osceola also
took second place. Runners on that team in-
cluded Chris Joles, Ben Levins, Jerry Davis
and Jaquan Smith.
The girls ages 13-14 division saw Carissa
Licata of Yearling take the 100 meter dash
with a time of 13.64 seconds. Shad'dajia
Williams of Yearling took the 200 meter
dash with a time of 29.12 seconds. Sarah
Burkhardt of Osceola finished second.
Kailin Brown of Brighton won the 800
meter run with a time of 3.13.16. Ruth Pala-
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Okeechobee News

May 16, 2010

Isfahan Persian Carpet
-4x6, Wool on Silk,
Fine quality. $1,800.00.
QUOM Persian carpet -
6x9 QUOM Persian car-
phet, 500 knots per inch,
tefinest made in Per-
sia. Silk on Silk.
$4,500.00/or best offer.

Wedding Dress Brand
new wedding dress
and shoes, still in bag
with price tags at-
tached. Dress is size 12
and shoes are size 7.
Asking $350.00. Paid
$600.00 (863)634-0758

Doll Collection for sale-
Only Serious Buyers
Apply Lakeport call

-Complete System -
P4-2.8GHZ, 512MB,
LEFT!l $199.00/firm
(863)634-6588 o

Bedroom set Queen 6
piece bedroom set
Ashley pearlwood'
Headboard w/mirror, 2
nightstands, dresser
w/mirror, metal mat-
tress frame. Excellent
( 3 5 11d $00 firm.

Custom Cherry Mirror -
excellent condition.
34wx46h $75.00/neg.

De sdatr, 0old bcuhai

$ 12 5 .O0 /neg .
Furnituret- ov $v g0,s

fieeao $26000,drkisn
$75, night stand $40,
One timeunt eter e
$50, living room furni-
ture $300, complete
bedroom set $700 take
all for $2,300.00/neg.
(863)697-6278 or
TV ARMOIRE Beautiful
Solid wood up to 32"
TV armoire with doors
and drawer.
$ 19 9 .O0 /firm .

park, 2BR,
$ 6 00.O0 / firm .
(863)697-2744 or

AKC German Shepherd
Puppies Big, Beautiful
12 weeks old. Health
Cert, Vet checked, all
up "to date". Paper
trained, family raised in
home, not outside in
kennels. German Back-
ground, parents on site.
$ 6 5 0.O0 /neg .
(954)801-7383 or
Bulldog 4 mos old
male, super cute and
adorable personality.
Registered ADBA pa-
pers, all shots and
worm free, needs a lov-
ing family forever
home. $150.00.
Amazon parrot 5 year
old, talks, prefer no
children. $650.00/firm.
DOG for sale male
miniature dachsund
$ 1 0 0.O0 /neg .
DOGS for sale (2) red
female miniature dach-
sund $200.00 neg/
black & white male bos-
ton terrier $350.00
neg...Call 863-634-6087
Siberian Husky 10
weeks old, grey/white
male bi-colored eyes.
Great with kids.
$ 4 00 .O0 /neg .
(863)697-1244 or

Y i k s mm a l cld a mY r

yorkie,( not fixed)

yr male Yorkipoo (not

infk6 1 7e Oni Iom

How do you find a job

mn toda 's co pe i

of the classified

Pool Table Leisure
Bay. Natural wood. in
excellent condition, tak-
ing cash offers or will-
ing to trade for
enclosed or open trail-
er, box truck, pick up
truck, what do you
have? call Eric..

Shop here first!
The classified ads

wm r~
Loving Family looking
for mini short haired
Dachshund Puppy. We
lost our beloved pet
and want to provide a
loving home for an-
other. Call

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ciency. Very clean!
$500/mo. Incl. utils. No
pets. Call 561-329-8205

1574 Sq. Ft. office bldg.
Cl8063-E763 0 9

BEAUTIFUL 3 Bdrm., 2
Ba., New floors. Bass-
wood Estates. $925. mo.
+ dep. & ref's. Call
Beautifully Remodeled
3BR, 2BA, 2Car garage,
Screened porch. Fenced
backyard. In Echo Es-
tates. $1250 mo., sec.
de.& ref's. Available
Juy7th. (863)763-4353
Waterfront, 2BR house,
furnished. $850 mo.
561-352-5977 or
HOUSE, $450.00/mo
(863) 261-6381

Fo atnnt br/71b8 D xi

modeled large fenced
yard. $850.00/mo. $600
security call

0o 8Cst hlout $move

SMALL 2BR/1BA home

vcl Onluedr sC
(6)6-53 or

Free Wifi! Weekly $150
or mo. $375 incl. elec.
Call 863-763-0295


1977 AIRBOAT -Com-
pletely rebuilt boat and
mtrless than 820 hous1ll
new sheeting and grass
rake, airfoil rudders,
new seats with covers,
2 dry boxes, 21 gal
stainless gas tank, boat
cover trades considered
call 954 792 8037 or
email dillardjr@bell- $10,500.00
trailer, already in water
$1,800 (863)801-4530
or (863)801-5809
1999 Legacy Sea Era
23' CC with 200 lohn-
son and trailer. Garmin
540's, outrigger, full
cover, spot tower, vhs,
and the normal stuff.

MsBooks at over $13,00.
Nice boat for a 1999.
$10,000.00/or best of-
fer (772)205-5325

Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified.

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1996 Terry TRAVEL -
30' with 14ft. slide out
12v-30amp solar panel,
replaced 2 deep cycle
battery's, air, heat, frig,
toilet, tires, brakes, run-
ning lights, vent cov-
ers, and awning.
$ 4,9 9 5 .O0 /firm
(772)530-6448 or

2.50" OR 3.00" IN-

LAR PRICE $110.00



20ft Weerers Pontoon
boat Surrey top 60hp
l hns o n,Tr ai ve~s
M.H. 50,823 mi. ex-
cell.cond. 350 ford kept
under roof $12,500 call
6x16, pressure treated
wood, galvanized steel
hardware. $1695, Deliv-
ery avail. Also avail.
KIT to do it yourself
(not including wood).
$1095 (352)343-4108

1997 KZ1000 POLICE
BIKE Turn Key Bike
runs great. Also include
ed an extra "parts,,
bike. Get 2 for the
price of Onell Call for
more details
$900.00/or best offer

2005 HarleyDavidson
CLASSIC 2005 Harley-
Davidson Classic. Hard
sid bags, and op box.
Chrome engine guards.
ster e. L s ir caro e

ed shocks. Color is

cmhli nand god ey m
Rated a 9 out of 1k0e

$ 12, 5 00 .O0 /neg

How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classified.

One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an
ad in the classified.

TOW HITCH equipment
complete, for travel
trailer, electric brake
controller, tongue jack,
201b propane tanks,
1200 watt generator
$275.00/will sep.
(863)674-0281 or

Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the

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conditioning allo
wheels, b cket seats,

crus 0 o tr I earbacl

(63)634-b7e5 5 ofr

paris. A/e. Goo TieeW
$1300 /or best offer
(863)357-1365 r

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.

Toyota Corolla 1998 5
speed $1,900 Call

Wrecked, 1 owner, very
low mileage Caprice
Classic. This car was in
immaculate condition
until the accident. The
engine and transmis-
sion are worth what I
am asking for the whole
car. Interior is perfect.
Tires are new. A/C
compressor/dryer were
just replaced. I want to
sell the car, but I would
be willing to buy a front
clip and repair it if you
have a nice one for
sale...No Junk please.
$2000.00 OBO. Possible
trade for equal value
item that takes up less
garage space. This was
a family vehicle since
day one so I can an-
swer any and all ques-
tions about it. Car does
crank up and drive.
Do not contact me at-
tempting scams or
fraud. I will not respond
to e-mails where a po-
tential buyer is not
available via telephone,
they want to ship out of

sh ppeco td paviaextra
costs, etc etc. I wasn't
born yesterday.---THIS
Air conditioning, auto-
matic transmission,
cruise control, loaded,
one owner, power
locks, V-8 $2,000 /or
best offer

Merits Electric Scooter,
Used only one time,
Like Brand New
Paid $1,420.00, PLEASE
$800.00/or best offer.
er, room purifier -

LIER Beautiful an-
tique chandelier with
crystals, grapes/leaves
& lights. $299.00/firm

a mr~
Electrical lift recliner,
brown green $400,
transport chair $25,
wheel chair $50, Hugo
walker $50, two other
walkers -/or best offer

Calspar Hot Tub Tur-
quoise-Green Marble Ef-
fect. Have all the parts.
This is a Great Spa, go-
ing cheap because you
will need to send 'The
Controller,' into the
manufacturer to get an-
other one. They say it's
$175.00 for the new
Brain if you return the
old one. All told you'd
be looking at a Wonder-
ful Spa for not much
Mooolah. I have all the
manufacturers' info and
you can call to verify
before taking the tub
away, so you will know
that I'm talking straight.
$250 firm.
For Sale Frederic Rem-
i gto~n6 at~ues calafter

For Sale Sears Table
Saw $150.00, Frigdaire
self defrosting 17 cubic
ft. freezer 5 yrs old

aS L 3 1807 32 BR -


$4,500.00/or best offer.
(863)532-1042 or
Nintendo Wii Only
played a few times.
Comes with extra wii
remote (wii motion
plus), nunchuk and a
wireless sensor bar.
Please leave a mes-
sage. $200.00/firm.

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CBS 4/2 + mother-in-
law, like new cond., in
ground pool, 20x30
steel shed, fenced, .48
acres, city water &
sewer $138,500
TPro Construction
Starting @ $97,500
Starting @ $84,900
Lots available or
can build on your lot
CRC #1328235

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go tO

Dbl. Wide 2 BR, 2 BA,
C/Air. $600 mo. 3 BR, 2
BA, C/Air. $700 mo. No
pets. $300 sec. dep.
Park model, 12x36, laun-
dry room, 30x10 CBS
building, 150x100' lot,
oak trees, 6mi N off 441.
$650/mo, 1st & sec. Call
(561) 346-4692
On water, 2/1,
Private/Quiet street.
Boat slip $495. mo.

IN 55+ Park Cute,
Cute, Cute, completely
furnished, turn key mo-
bile home, 2br, 2ba,

Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
slin ie em in the

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go to

15ft Alum. John Boat
welded seams on easy
load trailer exc. cond.
$1,200.00 Call

Mymter die o

Terrence Howard, actor/musician

in the U.S., butit~s
Largely frpreven abde.
please get screened.
1 800 CDC INR) (1-800n23 4636)

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RQETFOR PROPOSAL Parks/Distrct 3 request proposals for a grazing
(fiem Kls 1me OPr0 rle Preserve State Par
LCIO:Klssimmee Pralrle Preserve State Park,
33104 NW 192nd Ave, Okeechobee FI 34972
BDOPENING: 51/00 @ 8:00 am Local Time
BDCLOSING: 6/321 5:00 pm Local Time
Colsof pciain available by contacting Kathy Web @
478420,Charles Brown @ 863-462-5360 or by vsbgKsime
ParePreserve State Park In Okeechobee, or Recreation and Parks/District
6N 5a5/16, 19,21,23,26,28/10

MARCOBAY CONSTRUCTION, INC., the Construction Manager for the new
"Okeechobee Achievement Academy" In Okeechobee, Flonda Is currently ac-
cepting letters of interest and prequalifying subcontractors for the following
scopes of work: sitework, site utilites, chain link fencin landscaping,
structural steel, carpentry, millwork, Insulation, metal roo na, doors and
O in es, meea framint" drrn all aost ca gs,~~ re~slen m or gmbbas ,
HVAC~~, ire ,'b:~spn els ~ duB andei electncal.
All quallications shall be submitted on the Construction Manager's form.
Only those subcontractors that are pre-quallfied will be allowed to bid this
project. To request a pre-quallication form, please contact: Marcobay
Construction, Inc., Attention: leanle Babcock; 4025 S. Plpkin Road, Lake-
land, Florida 33811. Phone (863) 680-2293, extension 231; fax number
(863') 687-8525.
MBE/WBE participaton Is strongly encouraged.
353996 ON 5/9,16,23/10

Notice of Heari g
Okeechobee Count CodenEnforcement
Special Magistrate
TeOkeechobee county Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on
TusaMay 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the
Okehoe unt Health De artment Auditonum, located at 1728 N.W
9hAvenue, Okeechobee, Ronda For mone Information, contact Faye Huff-
mnat the Rlanning and Develo ment Department, 499 N.W 5th Avenue,
kecoeFlonda 34972, (863) 824-3015.
70Interested parties shall have the op ortunity to be heard at this public
meng. Any penon deciding to appeal any decision by the Code Enforce-
metSpecial Ma istrate with respect to any matter considered at this
a anwl aneed htroensr uncthda vbtheemo rc dof tdhe n eceeding Isc
teappeal will be based. Code Enforement tapes ame for the sole purpose
ofbackup for oficial records of the Department.
FaeHuffman, Secretant to the
deEnforcement Special Magistrate
3537ON 5/16/10


NTCE~t tc HREB GIVEN tha Ep~u u t tod an od sued by
S.BROWN being Defendant, bei Case No. 2000-CC-192 In the said Court,
oj ul o.M as Sha nfl of kee~cho bee Co)nh rF ritdoaw all offer the fol-
Shall offer the above desenbed property for sale subject to all prior liens
an umbra ces rfaenaorn he3RD aE OBUENEE,COU1NO tS OR:0A Mor a
FC,504 N.W. 4th STREET, Okeechobee, Flonda and will sell to the high-
etanrd best bidder for cash, all nght, title and interest, of defendant In said
emay be seen one hour nror to sale @ BML Towing,
D at Okebe ,k crhd this o~ aday of April, 2010.
kul Mbav, henf
Inaccordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
hith cae dii ss eul contsact O comme Co ntytoshrjiffs n i
6e~r than seven days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3117,
528ON 5/2,9,16,23/10


The De artment of Environmental Protection gives notice that a Notice of
Fnen HoIssuoedPermn (Per t No. 40824-7 -UC eheas en ppr du fr Mr
SW~-l^ 5. co plet con r chob ,nd o tabna test C ass Florde
ra.:.n .:;ll~ Vi 1, consisting of a 24-inch diameter future In]ecton casing, and
a[Itassocbated daldzone momteorn wl, MW-1 A se arate o raton prd
that testing be success ful. The effluent from the wastewater treatment
plant shall be treated with high level disinfection as presenbed by Rules
-~~~ ,, i through (f), F.A.C., In accordance with federal regulation
r I: !.- 1 and 146.16, governing Class I municipal In]ecton well In
Under this permit, the maximum flow rate into In]ection well IW-1 shall
no xaceds~ (lne GInl c at c s tnhe Inh]econs well system of 8 ml
open hole Inteval between 2765 feet and the total depth of the well at
325feet below land surface (bls). The confinement of the In]ecton zone
from the overlying underground source of dnnking water (USDW) aqulfers
and fluid movement adjacent to the well bore are to be monitored by the
associated dual zone monitonng well MW-1. The base of the underground
source of drinking water (UISDW) Is at 1825 feet bls. Monitonng intervals In
MW-lare 1820 to 1847 feet and 1970 to 2005 feet bls.
The Department will Issue the permit with the attached conditions unless
a2 anypdetj 5 fathen omdnastrabv hearing Is biled under Sections
A person whose substantal interests are afected by the Departmnent's
proposed permitting decision may petiton for an administrative heanng In
accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57 ES. The pettlon must con-
tain the Information set forth below and must be biled (received) In the De-
partment's Ofice of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mall
Stabon 35, Tallahassee, Flonda, 32399-3000. Petitions bled by te applicant
or any of the parties listed below must be bled within 14 day of receipt of
this written notice. Petitons bled by any other persons other than those en-
itled to wntten nobce under Section 120.60(3) F.S., must be bled within
fourteen days of publication of the public notice or receipt of the wntten no-
bce, whichever occurs hrst. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petiton
to the applicant at the address Indicated above at the time of iling. The
failure of any person to ile a petition within the appropriate time period
shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative
determinaton (heanng) under Sectons 120.569 and 120.57 F.S., or to In-
tervene In this proceeding and partic ate as a party to It. Any subsequent
Intervention (I a proceedinofiltlbated btyhanotheropaartym will only be at the
wth rue 28-106.205 dfThe FlondrauAdm1nis rIb Code. oini opin
A petiton that disputes the matenal facts on which the De artment's ac-
ton Is based must contain the following Information: (a) The name, ad-
dress, and telephone number of each pettloner; the name, address, and
telephone number of the petitioner's representatve, If any; each the De-
partment case or identication number and the county In which the subject
matter or activity Is located; (b) a statement of when and how each pet-
boner received notice of the Departmnent acton; (c) a statement of how
each petton r' tusnal nt rss Ire am tedt aythec featmn c
bon;(d)a st~emn~ f al diputd Isuesof ateial act If her a-
none, dh~e petiton must so indicate; (e) a statement of facts that the pet-
(o)n a c nwis shaem ofh ubamtod fccs leoetdh s el ede h rl
(soughthby the petitoner, stating precisely the action that the petitoner
m se~lo o h doe Ikt dpute the material fat bar win h uh a oarh
men's cbo I baed hal sa~e~a~no uc fats re n ispte nd te
er~wls ec3ntain the same Information as set forth above, as required by Rule
Because the administrative heanng process Is designed to formulate final
magn acbondiffhee onof ahepettotn mean tbat hin Dhpa tet hal c
whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the
theppbniendj otea cebor s harvh thheerh tm p et tfo beoea party to
Mediaton under Section 120.573, FS., Is not available for this proceeding.
oA plart 68 hisordF r has urj ,g~to sek]dllrew oeal ndr e
9.110 of the Flonda Rules of Appellate Procedure with the lerk of the De-
partt stoultha dOfhc af s@ ra loCun e, Mal 100abond3b5, 3900 Common-
the nobce of appeal accompanied bhethe applicable illneg, with te ap
eprone rlsnc dtt cu o p erk T ofnc mustmbee fle within thirty days
Thou draR pe~rmitI alalable fbrd pblc Insectin dunng norm hl a b sin
at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Soult ast District
400s cn~tacto ied Vandrd P t (5 ) 6t81 6m87,Bea fse h dM y,3 0G
6~6 169 lapolf this office, for ad Ibna Information or to otain a copy
354694 ON 5/16/10

147 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee

2001 GMC Box truck only t6995
15' box, auto,NAC, V8, U#7232
2002 Chevy 2500 Silverado only t5295*
v-8, auto, N/C, bedliner U#4123

1994 Ford F150 XL only t2995
6 cyl, 5 sp, N/C, Low miles, short bed, clean truck #U6013
2003 Ford Ranger King Cab only t5895
N/C, 5sp, 6 cyl, PW, PL, stereo, CD #U3261

20t00 FcodW Lan erl uLTing oards 5295

1997 Geo Tracker Inl 11995,
5 sp, 4 cyl, new tires, #U2900 oy
1999 BMW 528i Black Beauty only t6295*
Auto, alc, 6 cyl, leather, moon roof, loaded #Ul390
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE only t5495*
Auto 4 cyl, N/C, 4dr, PW, PL, Cruise Tilt Loaded,
gas saver; 83,000 miles #U5822

2001 GMC 2500 SL only t4995
Utility box, Auto, N/C, 6.0 V8 #U3106
2006 Chevy Colorado Pickup only t5495
N/C, 5spd, 4 cyl, bedliner #U8619

2003 Ford F 150 only t5795
Auto, 6 cyl, bedliner, stepside #U1991

2001 Lincoln Navigator only 16495
V-8, N/C, Leather, TV, Loaded #U6125
2003 Mitsubshi Spider Cony. ol 69*
Auto, Leather, Loaded #U2337 ony625
2001 VW Jetta only 14595
Ssd, 4 cyl, moon roof, gs saver #U0494
2000 Ford Expedition XLT only $5995
V8, auto, a.c, leather, 3rd row seating, loaded, #U3225
'plus tax, title, tag & dealer fees se habla espafiol

May 16, 2010

Okeechobee News

1994 FORD FORD F150
-Air bags, V-6, tinted
windows, automatic
trnsissaiot, 10r roank
$1,000 /or best offer

1997 FORD F150 with
topper running boards
a newd pairntintow nat
shape, air bags, V-6,
one owner, cruise con-
trol, air conditioning,
anti-lock brakes, power
locks, tinted windows
$4,995 /or best offer
(863697-744 or

i0n nXTCAB Ci cni

5-speed, tinted win-
$3,995 (877)461-4872
or (877)461-4873

2003 FORD F-150 XLT -
ROAD TIRES, loaded,
power wheels, tinted
Windows, automatic
transmission, V-6, air
bags, bucket seatS,
cruise cn rol,b one oW

conditioning, CD, power
locks, alarm system
$4,999 /firm

Pickup. 4cyl, man tranS '
camper top, Good con-
dition. Call
(29 9510 $,o 0
/Or best offer

(bed 8'x 5.5') H~e d i
Good condition, $110.
Mon.-Fri. 8:30-3:30.

Wells Cargo Trailer 12
foot long x seven foot
wide x six foot high '
opens in the back, duel
wheels. Color is white.
In good con ition. Cs

8:00 p.m. $1,800.00.

96 DODGE B2500 Hit-
op Conversion Van, 5.2
V/8, front and rear ac,
145,000 miles, excellent
running, Very Good
over all condition.
$2,750 /or best offer

The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.

to Flnd sta~t~ ea7al5.9 dThe sale
ofbT ba~th r eman wilbe oda

bhl tat Lalkese eAV Prk 14074
Hwy7 h4 Ee Lo 1506, lkeec beeonF
property will be for sale:
1987DeasonRp eaoenr Vhicle
VIN #U1U3B02NOH13N0050
aT gche~d6 och/w hm
Terms of the sale are cash no checks
accepted. Seller reserves the right to
bid. All sales are final. No refunds
wI abedma.h Sdaldporechreatlonal ehi
sold "AS IS" with no guarantles. Sa d
po erm nmustade rewtfoedr or r-

353923c D iltritAdvisory

Th Ok schobe~eouCounty chmoo Ds-
Mo day, May 24 ,20d10 ea 6 00Rpon ,

s0 ke.tinZnd sA ut, tkepuhlobee.
Ths tpncr g td oent t#Sche ols
353370 ON 5/16/10

MUD TIRES- Nitro all
terrain, Terra GrapplerS
size 33's on 20 inch

Rio Pai cl little rome
3000.00 for the set of
tires and wheels brand
new. Now they have at
least 4500 miles on the
tires. Still like brand
new.r alcaw thofoffe .
lug GMC Hummer H3.
$2,000.00/or best offer.
(954)553-4922 or

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Special to the Okeechobee News/OMS

Students of the week
Osceola Middle School Students of the Week for the
Week of May 10 14, 2010, and enjoyed Domino's Pizza
for lunch. Pictured, from left to right, are: Principal The-
da Bass, Chris Armstrong, Anu Baby, Juliana Sanchez,
Evan Faulk, Keirstin Bostwick, Sierra Harrigan, Stepha-
nie Mendez, Nadir Aguirre, Hannah Collier, Dean Brian

* p a -

The 19th Judicial Circuit Is offenng
an Invitaton to Negotiate for a Cre-
ole Language Interpreter. Informa-
tion Is available on our website
www.circultl9.ora or through Court
Administraton, 250 NW Country Club
728 7,43 6 Sedln f
3543810N 5/16/10
The 19th Judicial Circuit Is offenng
an Invitaton to Negotiate for a Span-
Ish Language Interpreter. Informa-
tion Is available on our website
www.Nclrutl. or t50hroug Cy j
Drive, Sulte 217, Rort St. Lucle, FL
34986, 772-807-4386. Deadline for
submission Is June 14, 2010 @ 2:00
354378 ON 5/16/10

To Whom It May Concern:
You are hereby noticed that I will
oerfor sale and sell at public
saeto the highest and best bid-
drfor cash the following d-
srbdlivestock: approximately
25 year old 16.2hh Palomino mare
wihathin white stripe on face
ndscars on legs at 2:00 otclock,
pm on the 20th day of May 2010,
at1480 NW 25th Drive,Okeh-
bee, FL, 34972 (Animal Control) to
stsyaclaim In the sum of $510
for fees, expenses for feeding and
Caeadcosts hereof
oOkeechobee County, Flonda
3545760ON 5/16/10

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Okeechobee News

May 16, 2010

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Brant Harden and David Carter both are
working hard this spring to make sure some-
thing like last year never happens again.
The veteran leaders on the Okeechobee
High School football team are the first on the
field at practice, and the last to leave. Both
intend to prove to Okeechobee that last
year's losing streak won't become the norm
for Okeechobee football.
"We've been blessed with nice practice

weather and it's been real nice," Harden
said, "We've all been working hard and
learning and we've learned a lot."
Harden figures to be the starter at left
guard and could see time at linebacker this
year. After a foot injury wiped out his sopho-
more year, Harden was one of the most im-
proved players on last year's squad.
He said everyone who has shown up for
spring practice has been very motivated,
and has worked hard, "Were going to have
a lot of talent this year. We are not going to
be bad. I'm just glad all of us are here and
getting ready to go."
The team has had about 28 to 36 varsity
players show up for the 21 days of spring
practice this year. All of them are anxious
to get on the field for the annual Purple
White Scrimmage at the Brighton Reserva-
tion which is scheduled for Friday, May 21,
at 6:30 pm.
Harden said he hopes the team gets
closer during the scrimmage. He also wants
the offensive linemen to work well together,
learn each others assignments, and become
more comfortable playing with each other.
Carter started eight games last year and
said his goal is to make an impact this year.
He also lost a year of football as he didn't
play as a sophomore. He'll be a senior next
year and said he regrets that he took the year
"I'm doing everything I can to catch back
up," he said. "I'm trying to earn my team-
mates' trust back."
Carter hasn't missed a day of practice and
was a regular during off season condition-
ing. He admits it takes a lot of energy and

because love is the only thing that gets you
through it. You also have to love the guys
you'retpla inghwit ," he s oivae y at
yarswil ess seasanbecustehhe nev wants

"The guy next to you on that field knows
what you went through last year. You can't
cheat on him because it's not worth it," he
Carter also wants to see a big turnout for
the annual spring game He said it's impor-
tant that Okeechobee sees what the team is
all about and realizes that this isn't the same
old Brahmans. "We want to build enthusi-
asm and have a fast hitting and hard scrim-
mage. We don't want last year to happen
ever again. That is what drives us a lot. We
will push to get better," he said.
Carter is expected to see time at defen-
sive end and perhaps on the offensive line at
guard and tackle

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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Brant Harden (seated) and David Cart-
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