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By Charles Murphy
Sheriff Paul May submitted a
budget request of just over $17
million to the county corniission
last week which could result in a
near 2 percent decrease in spend-
ing with a reduction of $650,000
and result in the loss of five en-
Sheriff May said two full-tine
and three part-tirne positions will
be cut. He also plans to cut over-
time budgets and the purchase of
vehicles will be cut in half from 12
to 6. The budget also includes a
near 15 percent increase for health
insurance and an increase for re-
The sheriff cut one Inainte-
nance position in the jail, a civilian
clerk in administration, two school
crossing guard positions, and a
position with the Cornrunities in
Sheriff May said he did ruot cut
any law enforcement positions
and hoped these cuts would save
a deputy's job.
"We are trying to keep the jobs
of the certified officers on the road
and in the jail. That is necessary for
the safety of our citizens and peo-
ple at the jail. I hope these cuts are
good enough to make it through
the corning year," he said.
Sheriff May noted all schools
that have children crossing streets
will be covered by guards.
Jail administrator Ronnie
White also introduced a plan to
save money in the jail. Five posi-
tions that were filled by sworn cer-
tified officers have been replaced
by civilians. This will result in less
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By Scott Wallin
Florida Dairy Farmers
Sutton Rucks likens it to a pa-
rental instinct. When he's in his
truck driving around his Okeecho-
bee dairy farm, he can spot irn-
I ediatelh i ast nwtng isn't quite
Sutton said. "It's like parents who
can tell if their son or daughter is
corning down with a cold just by
th irrkac10s .Ina tis business, you
And instincts. Sutton has been
around dairy fanning "since Day
One." His grandfather first began
Inilking cows in the 1930s and
the farnily business was a natural
path for Sutton to follow. He spent
his surnrers working on the fan-
ily dairy, happy to make sone
"The money was nice in the
surnrer, and I was driving a trac-
tor by the time I was 10," Sutton
said. "I could do a Inan's job at 10
He even married the daugh-
ter of a dairy farmer -Kris -and
by 1986 they were running their
>wn farmn o wr kalel b 3 ng r0
sponsibility of fanning life at an
early age. She fed cows with her
sister and renernbers skipping a
lot of vacations because of farrn
"You have to learn to be pa-
tient," Kris says of farm life. "You
see a cow in labor and know
you've got responsibilities. You'll
get to eat, but it'll be an hour
As the industry celebrates June
Dairy Month, it's dairy farmers
such as Rucks who help carry the
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Special to the Okeechobee News/Florida Dairy Farmere
Sutton Rucks is a third generation Florida dairyman.
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Local teen pregnzancy rates high: What can we do?
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10. These tips work best when they are
part of a strong, close relationship with your
children, built from an early age. However, it
is never too late to start an open dialog with
your teen about life and the challenges they
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citizens and organizations. This is a pub-
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attend to help us address this issue. For
more information please call 863-462-
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2008 Statistics Okeechobee County
Cou nty Population: 40,088
Number of Teen births, Girls Age 10-19: 100
Reported Chlamydia Cases in 15-19 year olds: 72
Reported Gonorrhea Cases in 15-19 year olds: 9
Average Number of Reported New AIDS Cases: 4
Average Number of Reported New HIV Cases : 8
SOURCE: Healthy Teens Florida
Healthy Start Coalition Board meeting planned
The Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet on
Wednesday, June 9, at 1 1:30 a.In. in their office located at 575 S.W 28th Street within the
New Endeavor High School Building. This meeting is open to the public. The Okeecho-
bee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for
planning and irnplernenting services for pregnant wornen and infants. The Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy babies
and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For more information, please contact
Executive Director, Kay Begin at the Coalition Office at 863-462-5877.
June 6, 2010
Teen Pregnancy is a major issue in
Okeechobee County. Okeechobee County
was eighth in the state for Teen Pregnancy
with the rate at 44.1 per 1,000 teens in 2008
for teens ages 14-18. The Florida State aver-
age was 24.7 per 1,000 for teens ages 14-18.
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task
Force (a group of concerned citizens and
organizations of Okeechobee) wanted to
highlight this issue during May, the Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Month. The greatest
resource available to any corniunity facing
this issue is cornrunication between par-
ents/g~uardians and teens.
The National Campaign To Prevent Teen
Pregnancy has reported sorne very interest-
ing findings to be considered.
Several of these findings based on these
teen surveys may surprise sorne parents.
*Teens continue to say that parents are
the greatest influence for their decisions
*These sarne teens go on to say that
their parents underestimate their influence
and leave a lot of the teen's education to
their friends and media.
*75 percent of the teen's surveys wished
the media was more realistic about the con-
sequences of sex and teen pregnancy.
*82 percent of the parents surveyed ad-
Init they need help when it cornes to talking
to their teens about sex.
What is a parent or guardian to do?
Here are sorne helpful hints and links to
resources for you to empower your teen to
make good choices in their life.
1. Be clear about your own sexual values
and attitudes. Cornrunicating with your
children about sex, love and relationships is
often more successful when you are certain
about your own values about these issues.
2. Talk with your children early and often
about sex, and be specific. Kids have a lot
of questions. Open corniunication with
your child about all of life's issues will make
sure that the things they are learning are in
line with what you want. They will get their
questions answered; it is only a matter of by
3. Supervise and monitor your children
and adolescents. Have clear rules and ex-
pectations for your child's behavior. This can
empower your teen to make the right deci-
sion and use you as the scapegoat. Parenting
is a powerful influence all its own.
4. Know your children's friends and their
families. Teens are in a stage of develop-
Inent where friends are very important and
have a lot of influence in their lives. Being
involved and having good relationships with
your child's friends and their families is in-
5. Discourage early, frequent and steady
dating. Be clear early in your child's life
about your feelings about dating. Group ac-
tivities and adult supervision can be a good
alternative to helping your child face the
challenges of teen dating.
6. Take a strong stand against your teen
dating someone significantly older than they
are. This age difference can create a power
difference and lead to risky situations.
7. Help your teen have options about
their future that are more attractive than
pregnancy and parenthood. Talk with your
child about goals, education and their future
8. Let your children know that you value
education highly. Encourage your child to
take school seriously and set high goals for
therils what your kids are watching,
reading, listening to and visiting online. The
media is full of the material sending the
wrong message. Many of these media out-
lets focus on teens. Some of the media can
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By Charles M. Murphy
Four men involved in an al-
leged crack ring in Okeechobee
recently pleaded guilty to charg-
es in U.S. District Court in Fort
Javier Reynaldo Williams, 27 =
pleaded guilty to distribution of Javier Reynaldo Larry Bernard Arthur Lee
cocaine and could face up to 30 Williams Smith Smith
years in prison, life on supervised
release and $1 million in fines.
Several felony counts against
those defendants were dropped
in the plea agreement.
The Okeechobee Narcotics
Task Force and the Drug Enforce-
ment Agency were involved in
nar rinv litigation. The said t h
le, r. wr b t uca u 5
ley, Jr.grams of crack cocaine for over
$4,000 during the operation.
The largest amount, 2 ounces, was re-
portedly purchased and delivered on Nov.
13. The informant apparently had to wait
as the crack cocaine had to be cooked. He
received 42 grams in one delivery and an-
other 14 grams during the second delivery.
He paid $2,000 for the drugs.
Wilfredo A. Ferrer, United States At-
torney for the Southern District of Florida,
commended the investigative efforts of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office in this
case. The cases were prosecuted by Assis-
tant U.S. Attorney Theodore M. Cooperstein.
He referred questions to a U.S. Attorney
spokesman who said they can't offer com-
ment while the case is pending.
Williams will be sentenced on Aug. 2. The
other three defendants will be sentenced on
July 23, in Ft. Pierce.
caine ring were Larry Bernard Smith, Arthur
Lee Smith, and Lamar Ardley, Jr. They also
pleaded guilty to a charge of distribution of
crack cocaine. They face a maximum of 20
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 ofrCo rctimns )17th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 3 by Of-
ficer Belen Reyna on a charge of aggravated
battery on a pregnant woman. His bond
was set at $5,000.
*Corey James Conner, 35, N.E. 16th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 3 by
Deputy Lieutenant Keith Murrish on a war-
rant charging him with felony battery. His
bond was set at $10,000.
*Justin Scott Wooley, 19, U.S. 441 S.E.,
was arrested June 3 by Sergeant Justin Bernst
on a charge of possession of marijuana over
20 grams. His bond was set at $5,000.
*Oreste Salazar, 31, S.W. Reliance St.,
Indiantown, was arrested June 3 by Deputy
Lt. Keith Murrish on a warrant charging him
with kidnapping a person. His bond was set
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.
The following people area
Okeechobee's Most Wanted persons.
are active warrants for each of them. T
teria for making Okeechobee's Most W~
top five is based on the severity of the
in conjunction with the age of the w;
If you have any information on the
whereabouts of any of Okeechobee's
Most Wanted you can call the Trea-
sure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-
273-TIPS (8477). If you call Treasure
Coast Crimes Stoppers, you have the
option of remaining anonymous. You
can also receive a reward if the infor-
mation results in an arrest.
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*Well it looks like the government
to do about
so they 01
ing in the
J a in e s
Cam eron,rce "T-21
Kevin Costner who starred in "Waterworld."
It makes me wonder why they didn't call
Bruce Willis-didn't he play the oil drilling
expert in the "Armageddon" movie? How
desperate is the administration that they are
calling on Hollywood to solve the oil spill?
*I am so glad that the judge has taken
the kid who is accused of molesting younger
children out of the neighborhood, and the
judge has ordered that he cannot ever return
to that neighborhood until the case is fin-
ished. And of course if he is found guilty, he
wouldn't ever be allowed to return there. So
at least now the victims don't have to worry
about having to see the kid. I arn sure it is
very traumatic for then to even see him, and
sorne of then live so close to his parents'
house that even driving down their own
street they could not avoid seeing him out
in his yard.
*After 40 years of marriage, former Vice
President Al Gore and his wife Tipper are
separating. There has to be something more
to it than the reason they gave on TV
Too much green?
*Who would have thought that Bill and
Hillary Clinton's marriage would last longer
than Al and Tipper Gore's?
Gangs and robberS
*There is a gang initiation reported by
sorne police departments that gangs are
placing a car seat by the road...with a fake
baby in it... waiting for a woman, of course
to stop and check on the baby. Note that the'
location of this car seat will usually be be-
side a wooded or grassy (field) area ...and
the person wornan will be dragged into
the woods--beaten and raped--usually left
for dead. DO NOT STOP. DIAL 9-1-1 and in-
*If you are driv-
ing at night and eggs
are thrown at your
windshield, do not
o erate the wi er
and sp an water
becaupsrp nbyrnixed -C
with water become
milky and block your vision up to 92.5 per-
cent so you are forced to stop beside the
road and becorne a victim of robbers. This
is a technique used by robbers.
*I think these scenarios are just internet
*The car seat and baby scenario very
well could cause someone to stop.
*There are a lot of things posted on the
Internet that for sorne reason people just
drearn up and state as fact. Whether any
of these "gang initiation" issues really hap-
pened or someone just thought they could
happen are really not subject to either lib-
eral or conservative interpretation, just facts
or proof of occurrence.
*A few months ago, President Obarna re-
ceived a report that there were over 100,000
cattle guards in Texas. Because Texas ranch-
e hd prtese hi~s proplotbed change in
the Interior to fire half of the guards irnredi-
ately. Before the Interior Secretary could re-
spond and presumably straighten hirn out,
Vice-President, Joe Biden, intervened with
a request that before any guards were fired,
they be given six months of retraining.
*That is just joke, folks.
the dream is certain, and the interpretation
thereof sure." (Daniel 2:45)
According to Daniel, this stone will fill the
entire world: "The stone that smote the image
became a great mountain, and filled the while
earth." (Daniel 2:34) Therefore the kingdom of
God will fill the entire world.
Thirdly, Jesus tells us that "upon this rock
(upon Himself) I will build my church" (Mat-
thew 16:18) The Rock is foundational. If our
faith is not completely founded upon Christ, it
is wrong. This simply means that our faith and
our life must be built upon the Lord Jesus and
Thomas Jefferson said, "The Bible is the
cornerstone of liberty...I have always said, I al-
ways will say, that the studious perusal of the
Sacred volume will make better citizens, better
fathers, and better husbands." -"Encyclopedia
of 15,000 Illustrations."
When Dwight L. Moody was dedicating the
first building of what later became the Moody
Bible Institute, he gave the cornerstone a
whack with the trowel, then made an invoca-
tion to this effect: "Lord, you know that what
this old world needs more than anything else is
Thy Word, We pray that if the day ever comes
when anything contrary to the Bible is taught
here, you will wipe this school from the face of
the earth." Sunday School Times
One of the "Jubilee Singers," a student at
Fisk University, was on board a steamer that
took fire. He had the presence of mind to fix
life preservers on himself and his wife. But in
the agony of despair, when all on board were
trying to save themselves, someone took his
wife's life preserver, so that she found herself
helpless in the water. But she clung to her hus-
band, placing her hands firmly on his shoulders
as he swam on. After a little while her strength
was exhausted. "I can hold on no longer," was
her cry. "Try a little lo~nger," was her husband's
agonized entreaty; and then he added, "Let us
sing 'Rock of Ages.'" Immediately they both
began faintly to sing; and their strains fell upon
the ears of many around them, while they were
thus seeking to comfort each other. One after
another of the nearly exhausted swimmers
was noticed raising his head above the waves
ard joining in tied rayyr lfic tf eAges, cleft
Strength seemed to come with the songt;
and they were able to hold out a little longer,
still faintly singing. A boat was seen approach-
ing, and they did get strength enough to keep
themselves afloat 'til the crew lifted them on
board. And thus Toplady's hymn helped to
save more than one from death by the sea, as it
has often helped to save souls ready to perish.
"Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations"
The Rock of Ag'eS
By Rev. Calvin H. Frar
Pastor, Brighton Baptist Chu ch
"lesus saith unto them, Did ye never read
in the scriptures, The stone which the builders
rejected, the same is become the head of the
corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is mar-
vellous in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you,
The kingdom of God shall be taken from you,
and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits
thereof. And whosoever shall fall upon this
stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it
shall fall, it will grind him to powder." (Mat-
"Upon this rock I will build my church...
A sailor in a shipwreck was thrown upon
a rock where he clung in great danger until
11e tide went down. Later a friend asked him,
"Jim, didn't you shake with fear when you
were hanging on that rock?" "Yes, but the rock
didn't," was the significant reply. Christ is the
Rock of Ages. -"Sabbath Reading"
In Matthew 21:42-44, Jesus referred to the
Con rsdun of t temple as a picture of Hhiin
Moses brought water during the Exodus when
He said:" "And (they) did all drink the same
spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual
rock that followed them: and that Rock was
Christ." (I Corinthians 10:4)
To understand the text, we must examine
this Rock in three ways: first we will examine
Jesus' reference to falling on the Rock and be
ing crushed by the Rock; then we will consider
the words of Jesus, "Upon this rock I will build
myst hurh..must be convicted of sin and our
heart must be broken because of our condi-
tion before God. When Jesus said, "Whoso-
ever shall fall on this stone shall be broken,"
He was referring to repentance. Brokenness is
repentance -until the old nature is broken, we
cannot be saved. But the old natures does not
feel the need of salvation. That is why he (the
old man) must be broken upon the Rock.
Secondly, Jesus is speaking of His judge-
ment falling upon all who will not repent when
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who refuse to trust Him, will be destroyed.
Daniel is writing of the same grinding and
destruction of all Christ rejectors when he
penned these words: "Forasmuch as thou
sawest that the stone was cut out of the moun-
tain without hands, and that it brake in pieces
the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the
gold; the great God hath made known to the
king what shall come to pass hereafter: and
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we can and still deliver the law enforcement that the citizens of
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May
On page 10 of the May 26 edition of
the Okeechobee News a story with the
headline 'Fight leads to shooting arrest'
contained an error. The story states that
Jerret L. Wilson was arrested on a charge
of aggravated assault with a weapon with
intent to kill. That is incorrect. The charge
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Fire damages trailer
A report of a vehicle fire turned into a
structure fire Thursday night in the 5700
block of N.E. Third Lane, Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue (OCF/R) reported.
OCF/R Lieutenant Terry Parrish said
seven units and 14 firemen responded
around 9:30 p.m. and found 35 percent of
the mobile home involved with smoke at
the rear of the trailer and flames coming
out of the bottom of the trailer in several
locations. Lt. Parrish said firemen made
two separate attacks and used 2,500 gal-
lons of water to put out the blaze. Fire-
men were on the scene for just under
The American Red Cross Okeecho-
bee office was also on hand to assist fire-
men and the Gail Elliot family. Chief Nick
Hopkins said the cause of the blaze re-
mained under investigation by the State
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scrapes for money. He said he has cut what
he could without sacrificing the quality of
law enforcement the department now pro-
vides the community.
"I don't have a crystal ball," he said. "I'm
hoping the commissioners understand that
wevke cut alethat e chnctand te il se z
very satisfied with our work especially the
fight against drugs and gangs. I'm listening to
the citizens. In my travel around the county
I'm being told continuously by citizens that
they appreciate the work that we are doing
andlIhave not had anyone tell me yet that I
should cut back on what we are doing."
Sheriff May said he is worried that gas
prices will increase due to the BP gulf crisis.
He said he had heard gas prices could reach
$5 per gallon by Christmas.
"We will look at other cuts if need be,
and anything that will save us money," the
sheriff explained. "We won't save on gaso-
line because we are at the mercy of big oil.
No one knows what the price of oil will be
in six months "
The budget also includes an increase in
the costs of repairs and maintenance to their
new ra o$9system 110 ubw ernfouremeonrt
for court security, and just over $6.6 million
Sheriff May said he expects some tough
decisions and lengthy discussions at county
commission meetings this summer.
"I think it will be rough this year," he
said. "The BOCC (Board of County Commis-
sioners) is doing what they have to do and
spend less money. I'm willing to do that. We
are spending less than three years ago and I
will cooperate with them the best I can. The
public elected me to protect them. I think
never go without.
"These are living, breathing animals that
we make our living from," Sutton said. "It's
our responsibility to make sure we care for
them the best way we can."
A veterinarian makes regular checkups at
his dairy and Sutton also works closely with
an animal nutritionist who once a week ex-
amines cow feed samples to make sure it is
Sutton also puts a great deal of emphasis
on the surrounding environment and natu-
ral resources. His farm isn't far from Lake
Okeechobee and like other area dairy farm-
ers he takes great measures to protect the
Sutton has a system in place that allows
him to capture rainwater that falls on his
land and barn roofs. That water is then used
for irrigation and to help keep the barns
clean. He also reuses cow manure on crops
he grows for cow feed.
"The cow is a wonderful gift," he said.
"She provides wholesome milk for us, plus
she is a great recycler of byproducts with the
feed she consumes. She then provides a by-
product back to us in the form of fertilizer
that we can use on our crops. -
And while there was a time early in their
career the Ruckses contemplated leaving the
industry, they eventually realized they want-
ed to provide the same opportunities they
had growing up for their children. They're
glad they stuck with it. The tight-knit rela-
tionships dairy farmers share keeps farmers
bonded and motivated.
"Most farmers you meet are just genuine
people," Sutton said. "I can't think of a bet-
ter thing to do.
"The dairy industry has been very good
to my family. You treat it as a business, but it
is a lifestyle."
June Dairy Month, an annual tradition de-
veloped to celebrate the dairy industry and
its contributions to our society, originated in
1937. During its first two years it was called
National Milk Month and ran from June 10
to July 10. The 1937 event, sponsored by
chain stores, was given the theme "Keep
Youthful -Drink Milk." Originally supported
by the National Dairy Council (NDC), June
Dairy Month was established to help stabi-
lize dairy demand during periods of peak
production. To assist in that effort, NDC
provided promotional materials to the 6,300
June Dairy Month became the official
title of the promotion in 1939 and focused
on greater use of dairy products. Campaign
material, prepared by NDC, was offered to
producers, processors and dairy product
distributors. June Dairy Month was initially
funded by a one-cent-per-pound butterfat
assessment in June.
During the war years, less emphasis was
placed on promotion and more on surviving
the war. The retailers helped customers re-
ceive an adequate supply of dairy products
and provided information to help use them
After the war, efforts focused on resum-
ing dairy product usage and regaining 'lost'
butter sales. In 1947, the slogan was "30
Days for ADA in June." The goal was "Sales,
By 1950, retailers, producers and proces-
sors all worked together to promote June
In 1955 the American Dairy Association
(ADA) became the national leader for June
Dairy Month campaigns. The emphasis
changed to sales promotion programs for
dairy products, and advertising and mer-
chandising programs were added to an
already-effective public relations program.
The June promotion became a month-by-
month merchandising event in which one
or more foods made from milk were high-
lighted nationwide on a monthly basis. This
advertising was visible evidence of dairy
farmers' dollars at work.
June Dairy Month continued to evolve
over the years and entire communities
across the country, both rural and urban,
have embraced it and have become involved
in many ways. The cooperation between
farmers and other community members are
really the basis of what June Dairy Month is
all about--celebrating and using a wonder-
So, raise a glass of ice-cold milk and toast
America's dairy farmers who make it pos-
sible to enjoy an abundance of fresh, deli-
cious products, like milk, cheese and yogurt,
every single day!
To learn more about the dairy industry,
visit: www.floridamilk.com or www.dairy-
Continued From Pagfe 1
cost for the department. Those positions
included workers at the booking desk and
Sheriff May said this is the second year in
a row that his rank and file employees will
not receive a pay raise or an increase in ben-
efits. He noted his command staff, the rank
of Captain and higher, have not received an
nnc'Tt et ug fr hm but tey Nv yi j
percent of my department is glad to have a
job, and understand that sacrifices must be
made" he added.
Sheriff May said on the positive side he ex-
pects the costs of operating the County Jail to
be reduced this year because there are fewer
inmates. The head count last week was 214
inmates. The sheriff said many Okeechobee
residents have been sentenced to state pris-
on in the past year which resulted in fewer
inmates at the county jail.
Sheriff May expects the budget work-
shops to be tough this year as the county
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Continued From Page 1
industry forward and keep fresh milk flow-
ing to Florida consumers. Okeechobee farm-
ers comprise the state's largest contingent of
"I always knew I wanted to milk cows
and take care of cows," said Sutton, who
vividly remembers the October Friday night
when they started milking in the barn he
manages today with Kris. "You have to have
a passion about it. That's what makes me
wake up every morning. I'm passionate
about our industry."
Through all of the daily challenges that
come with farming, Sutton emphasizes
that his cows are the dairy's biggest prior-
ity. Even when the industry faces economic
hardship--as it did in 2009-Sutton's cows
June Dairy Month: A historical perspective
Plan in advance in case you have to evacuate
June 6, 2010
Why evacuate? What does an evacuation
order mean? Who should evacuate? How
far should you go?
An evacuation is ordered because life
threatening conditions are present, or will be
present, in the area designated as a "rnanda-
tory evacuation zone." If you're threatened
by the storrn's surge you should go to a safe
location before the threat arrives.
If a mandatory evacuation order is given,
in addition to cornrunicating where lives
are threatened, government is also cornru-
nicating where emergency services (police,
fire and emergency medical) will cease until
the threat no longer exists.
If you're in a mandatory evacuation zone,
officials may go door-to-door advising you
of an evacuation order, but they will not
force you out of your house. They may ask
for your next-of-kin information, so please
The National Hurricane Center offers the
following tips about evacuating the area
when a storm approaches.
*Develop a farnily hurricane prepared-
ness plan before an actual storm threatens
your area. If your family hurricane prepared-
ness plan includes evacuation to a safer lo-
cation for any of the reasons specified in this
web site, then it is important to consider the
*If ordered to evacuate, do not wait or
delay your departure.
*If possible, leave before local officials is-
sue an evacuation order for your area. Even
a slight delay in starting your evacuation will
result in significantly longer travel times as
traffic congestion worsens.
*Select an evacuation destination that
is nearest to your horne, preferably in the
sarne county, or at least Ininirnize the dis-
tance over which you must travel in order to
reach your intended shelter location.
*In choosing your destination, keep in
Inind that the hotels and other sheltering
options in most inland metropolitan areas
are likely to be filled very quickly in a large,
Inulti-county hurricane evacuation event.
*If you decide to evacuate to another
county or region, be prepared to wait in traf-
*The large numb er of people in this state
who Inust evacuate during a hurricane will
probably cause massive delays and major
congestion along most designated evacua-
tion routes; the larger the storm, the greater
the probability of traffic jarns and extended
*If possible, make arrangements to stay
with the friend or relative who resides clos-
est to your horne and who will not have to
evacuate. Discuss with your intended host
the details of your family evacuation plan
well before the beginning of the hurricane
*If a hotel or motel is your final intended
destination during an evacuation, make res-
ervations before you leave. Most hotels and
motels will fill quickly once evacuations be-
gin. The longer you wait to make reserva-
tions, even if an official evacuation order has
not been issued for your area or county, the
less likely you are to find hotel/Inotel room
vacancies, especially along interstate high-
ways and in major metropolitan areas.
*If you are unable to stay with friends or
farnily and no hotels/Inotels rooms are avail-
able, then as a last resort go to a shelter.
*Renernber, shelters are not designed
for comfort and do not usually accept pets.
Bring your disaster supply kit with you to the
shelter. Find pet-friendly hotels and motels.
*Make sure that you fill up your car with
gas, before you leave.
Benefit planned for
The Okeechobee Cornrunity is re-
knowned for the way nernbers pull togeth-
er when another is struggling. Sundance
Burford, just 8 years old, has been diag-
nosed with cancer. The costs of treatments,
transportation, time and energy can be over-
whelming. A benefit will be held June 13,
beginning at noon at Peace Luthern Church
Fellowship Hall, 750 NW 23rd Lane. Please
join us at anytime after noon for a Luncheon
consisting of Tacos with all the fixins, dessert
and drink for a $5 donation. There will be a
silent Auction, a 50/50 drawing and musical
en rr n ent I uou tt ep a iemalo doh
at 863-69 7-8718. All funds raised will benefit
the family. If you are unable to attend, we
ask for your prayers for Sundance and her
Peace Lutheran to host
Pre-K Summer Camp
Surnier Carnp for Pre-K through finish-
ing fifth grade will be offered again this year
at Peace Lutheran Church, 750 NW 23rd
Lane. This year's there is "Superheroes for
God." Surnrer Carnp will begin at 9:00 arn
and will end at 4 p.m. with before care be-
ginning at 7:30 a.In. and aftercare running
until 5:30 p.m. Each student will receive a
Super Camper Super Pack which will include
a t-shirt and other camp essentials. Each day
the students will receive a morning and af-
ternoon snack. Campers will attend Chapel
on Tuesday mornings and will have oppor-
tunities for water days on the campus. Many
exciting activities are planned. Contact Peace
Lutheran School, 863-763-7566 for Surnrer
Carnp Registration and Fee information.
Woman at the Well
Woman at the Well, a group home for woni-
en in transition iis ruw taking applications. For
Fun shoot fundraiser planned
Okeechobee Christian Academy will
host a 100 target fun shoot at Pine Creek
Sporting Club on June 12. Registration be-
gins at 8 a.In., the course opens at 8:30 a.m.
The last shooter must take the course by 10
a.In. Lunch will be provided and there will
be raffle prizes and a live auction. There are
various levels of sponsorship and participa-
tion. If you are interested in being a part
of this event please contact Okeechobee
Christian Academy at 863-763-3072 to reg-
ister in advance. Don't miss this exclusive
opportunity to shoot at Pine Creek Sporting
Club and show your support for Okeecho-
bee Christian Academy.
First United Methodist plans VBS
NASA comes to Okeechobee! Well, al-
most. Everyone is invited to participate in
Galactic Blast! Vacation Bible School at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. 2nd
St., June 14-18. Evenings begin with a light
supper at 5:30 p.In. and classes are from 6-8
p.In. ADIJLTS will be in the Sanctuary and do-
ing a Louie Giglio (North Point Corniunity
Church, Atlanta) video series based on his
"Incredible" and "Passion" tours which he
did with Chris Tomlin. RSVP, please, to Nancy
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AllObituaries now include Onlise Guestbooks
where family and friends cansharereflections,
remembrances and condolences.
Healthy Start Coalition
The annual meeting for the Okeecho-
bee Healthy Start Coalition will be held at
the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on
Friday June 18, from 2-4 p.m. This meet-
ing is open to the public. The Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide
network of coalitions responsible for plan-
ning and irnplernenting services for preg-
nant women, infants, and children under
the age of 3. The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition is made up of citizens interested in
promoting healthy families and healthy birth
outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For
Ignore information, please contact Executive
Director, Kay Begin, at 863-462-5877
BIOodmobile to visit
The Big Red Bus bloodmobile will be in
Okeechobee on Monday, June 7, at the U-
Save supermarket from 1-7 p.m. On Thurs-
day, June 10, the bloodmobile will be at An-
cient Oaks Park from 9:30 11:30 a.In. and at
Publix from 1-3 p.In
Main Street June Mixer
date changed to June 17
Due to the June 10, being Grad Night
as well as the all night Grad Party, we have
changed the June 10 Mixer to June, 17.
Okeechobee Main Street's June Mixer will
be held on Thursday, June 17, and hosted
by Seacoast National Bank. Join us at their
500 North Parrott Avenue branch from 5-7
p.m. for a night celebrating the 1980's. Mixer
events are a great networking opportunity
for the businesses and residents of our area.
If anyone local with a new business, new to
our area or just want to know more about
Okeechobee Main Street, is invited to join us
for networking, refreshments, door prizes
and a chance at the Mega 50-50. For more
information call 863-357-MAIN (6246).
12 step club open
Seven days a week
The 12 Step Club has opened its doors.
They hold recovery meetings seven days a
week for the addict or alcoholic that is still
suffering. For more information please con-
tact Monika Allen at 863-80 1-3 244.
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Okeechobee High School graduation
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iff's Office completed the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation bicycle safety train-
ing for all Elementary and Middle schools in
Okeechobee County to include Okeechobee
Christian Academy. The number of kids at-
tending the training is in excess of 2,000.
When originally proposed, the training
would have taken three days per grade level,
per school. Organizers realized that the time
frame for the training would exceed the end
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ous 24 hours. He also explained a new law
allows residents to pick up 30 day supplies
of prescription medications in the event of a
hurricane emergency being declared.
Mr. Shelt said this year's hurricane sea-
son will be very active. One prediction is 18
named storms with 10 hurricanes and five
major storms. That was an increase from
April when 14 storms were predicted.
Emergency Management Director Mike
Faulkner urged residents to be informed and
to get accounts on twitter and face book. He
said new technologies have helped get more
information into people's hands sooner.
"They are a great tool. Take a step forward
into the new millennium. We hope to foster
a culture of preparedness among our young
He also urged residents to go to the
Emergency Management website, okeecho-
Mr. Faulkner said the community will re-
cover that much faster if the residents have
the necessary information.
Billy Dean, Program Director for WOKC,
urged residents to have a battery operated
radio on hand so they can get informa-
tion from local radio in the event of a hur-
ricane. He said the stations in Okeechobee
are equipped to broadcast 24 hours per day
in the event of emergencies thanks to their
new tower site on Charles Harvey Highway.
Meteorologist Eric Burris of WPBF Chan-
nel 25 News told the crowd that no matter
who they listen to or watch for news and in-
formation, all of the outlets are here to help
kit supplies throughout the year one piece at
a time. "Also stay informed. Knowledge truly
is power during these storms," he added.
Gary Ritter of SFWMD said the lake levels
of 14.2 feet are slightly higher than officials
like for this time of year. He said the primary
function of his agency this time of year is
flood control. He noted water is being sent
out the south end of the Lake and into the
estuaries. Mr. Ritter said repairs on the Her-
bert Hoover dike between Port Mayaca and
Canal Point continue. Work is slow as only
about 500 feet a week can be repaired and
replaced. The first phase of the dike project
is scheduled to be completed in 2013.
Vicky Williams of the Florida Department
of Financial Services urged residents to get a
windstorm inspection report for their home.
The report can help you lower your insur-
ance premiums. She also said renters insur-
ance is only about $100 and should be af-
fordable for most renters. She also informed
residents that their insurance premiums
cannot be increased if they make a claim for
damage done by a natural disaster.
Paulette Wise of Bank of America urged
residents to be careful with the amount of
cash they have during hurricanes.
Nick Blount of Florida Power and Light
said the company spent $230 million to im-
prove their infrastructure in 37 Flonida coun-
ties last year. He also urged residents not to
connect generators to their home's power
grid because that makes it dangerous for FPL
workers as they attempt to restore power.
Additionalphotos fr~om seminar on Page 12.
By Charles M. Murphy
More than 15 speakers addressed a
crowd of about 100 people who attended
the American Red Cross third annual hurri-
cane preparedness seminar Thursday night
at Raulerson Hospital.
Each of them agreed the best way to han-
dle hurricane season is to be prepared, and
to be informed.
One by one, the speakers who repre-
sented various organizations explained their
roles in the disaster. Agencies represented
this year include Okeechobee County Fire
Rescue, Waste Management, the Okeecho-
bee Health Department, the American Red
Cross, Okeechobee County Emergency Man-
agement, the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Department, Raulerson Hospital, WOKC-AM
and FM, the Florida Department of Financial
Services, South Florida Water Management
District, Bank of America, and Florida Power
Jenny Pung of Waste Management urged
residents not to trim trees or pile up yard de-
bris right before a storm because they can
become missiles and projectiles of destruc-
tion when the high winds start to blow.
Rob Shelt of the Red Cross said everyone
should take every storm seriously. He said
the National Hurricane Center has become
better at predicting the path of storm, but
still have trouble predicting the strength of
storms when they reachecertain destinations.
Hurricane warnings will now be issued 36
hours in advance a change from the previ-
Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Eric Burris, meteorologist for WPBF
Channel 25 News, was the guest
speaker at the Hurricane Seminar.
them. He also predicted a busy hurricane
"The projections are twice the average
season. That is due to record setting ocean
water temperature t dc the lack of an El
He said the early part of the hurricane
season provides problems because storms
develop closer to Florida which gives resi-
dents less time to prepare. He said the time
to prepare is now. He noted in tough eco-
nomic times its best to purchase hurricane
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Eagles Auxiliary to meet
The Cypress Hut Eagles Auxiliary Ineets
on the second and fourth Wednesday of
each month. The group welcomes every-
one to attend the meetings, which begin
at 7 p.m. Door prizes are given away at
each meeting. Volunteers are needed to
help in the kitchen on a Tuesday or Friday
night. If you can help, please call the of-
fice at 863-467-1154.
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June 2, 2010
body was out grilling steaks
and hamburgers, right? Pric-
es were pretty steady. Look
for a bigger run next week.
Chandler, Ltd. of Okeecho-
bee topped the calf market
with a high of $1.95 bought
by D&S Cattle. Nail Ranch,
Melbourne, topped the cow
market with a high of $64
bought by Central. We will
be closed the week of June
28-July 2. Preg. checking
available on Mondays.
See ya next week,
Med #2 Steers Hfrs
200-250 130-147 110-111
250-300 125-142 92-117
300-350 124-133 100-114
350-400 100-127 95-107
400-450 95-118 85-96
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Day, but that's
Sgo'cause every- I
Calves N 422
Cows O 510
Hfrs S 23
Bulls A 30
Yrlngs L 26
Mix E 0
Shelters are a last resort during an emergency
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During an emergency, Okeechobee
County shelters are opened as needed. Some
shelters may open before others. Some loca-
tions might not be opened as a shelter at all
during a particular emergency. During an
emergency, check local media (such as the
radio, television and www~newszap.com
web site) or check the Emergency Opera-
tions Center web site for shelter openings in
Okeechobee County shelters include:
*Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th
St., capacity: 650;
*South Elementary School, 2468 S.W.
7th. Ave., capacity: 500;
*Okeechobee High School, 2800 Hwy.
441 N., capacity: 2,000;
*Yearling Middle School, 925 N.W. 23rd
Lane; capacity: 700;
*North Elementary School, 3000 N.W
10th Terrace, capacity: 500;
*Everglades Elementary School, 3725
S.E. 8th St., capacity: 700;
*Seminole Elementary School, 2690
N.W. 42nd Ave., capacity: 700;
*Freshman Center Auditorium, 610 S.W
2nd Ave., capacity: 660;
*New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W
29th St., capacity: 500;
2n Smrca catLe~g n Post #64, 501 S.E.
*First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. 4th. St.,
*Ft. Drum Community Church, 32415
441N., capacity: 80;
*Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W
6th St., capacity: 500; and,
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June 6, 2010
*Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment (medical needs shelter), 1728 NW 9th
Ave., capacity: 50.
According to the Emergency Manage-
ment Office, no one is "assigned" to any
shelter, with the exception of those who are
preregistered for the medical needs shelter.
Just because you reside near one shelter
does not mean it will be opened.
Shelters are a last resort. For those whose
homes are structurally sound and have prop-
er defenses (such as shutters), it is generally
advised to remain in your home. If you can
not, it is recommended that you stay with
friends or family outside the affected area. If
that is not possible, hotels and motels are a
more comfortable option than a public shel-
ter. If none of these options are available to
you, only then should you seek refuge at a
Special Needs/Medical Needs Shelter Reg-
istration is conducted by the Okeechobee
County Health Department. If you require
s di aland pese cdo tt tae Oech -
bee County Health Department to register
for the shelter. They can be reached at: PO
Box 1879, Okeechobee, FL 34973-1879. '
863-462-5819 or online at http://www.doh.
Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Hurricane seminar held at Raulerson
The American Red Cross third annual hurricane preparedness seminar was held
Thursday night at Raulerson Hospital. (left) Okeechobee Emergency Manage-
ment Director Mike Faulkner spoke to attendees and introduced guests at the
seminar. (right) Vicky Williams from the Florida Division of Financial Services
was one of the speakers. See Page 10 for more information from the seminar.
2011 Model Homes
,n and Okeechobee
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orur land you are approved
cept aHl types of trade ins
ive OakHomes of Merit,
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Special to the Okeechobee News/Diana Whitehall
Jim Vensel (right), representing the Masonic Lodge 237, gave a check to
Paul Buxton on behalf of Grad Night which will be held Thursday, June 10, at
Lucky Lanes in Okeechobee.
Pop Warner sign ups continue through June
Extended sign ups for Pop Warner Football will continue through June. Football play-
ers and cheerleaders can sign up quickly and conveniently. The cost is $75 per player.
To sign up call Evonne Sheldon at 772-263-0327, James Shockley at 863-634-3482, and
Lamar Williams at 863-634-7974. Children ages 5 to 15 are eligible to participate. Prac-
tices start on August 5. The Okeechobee team, the Chobee Lil' Brahmans compete in the
Treasure Coast Conference with teams from St. Lucie, Indian River, and Martin Counties.
Sponsors and donations are also needed for the league to provide scholarships for kids
who can't afford the sign up fee and to purchase equipment.
special to the UKeechobee News/111storical society
Historical Society hosts speech contest winner
The Okeechobee Historical Society held their monthly meeting and covered
dish luncheon on May 17. Members were pleased to have Carolanne Lundy and
her father, Brad Lundy as the guests of the day. Pictured above, left to right, are
Betty Williamson, Carolanne Lundy and Brad Lundy. Carolanne, a contestant
of the Tropicana Annual Speech contest, spoke about multiple sclerosis and
gave a very informative speech. The monthly business was attended to after
the luncheon. The next meeting will be held on June 21, at which time election
of the officers for the next year will be held. Meetings will be discontinued for
the summer and resume again in September. New members welcomed.
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amMonday, June 21, 2010, at which time the bids will be publicly
opndand read aloud In the City Council Chambers. Blds may not be r-
kafedj .bid opening. Any bids received after the time specihed will nt
Bdpackets may be obtained from the Ofice of the General Servics D-
ptmn,55 SE 3rd Avenue, Rm. 101, Okeechobee, FL 34974
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The American College of Endo-
CrinOlOgy (ACE), the educational
and scientific arm of the Ameri-
can Association of Clinical Endo-
CrinOl0gists (AACE), inducted lo-
cal doctor Gabriel E. Guerrero of
Okeechobee, Florida as a Fellow
during its 18th Annual Convocation
CeremOny on April 24, at the 2010
CoEre s anBo te i, Ms al
Designation as a Fellow of the
American College of Endocrinol-
ogy (FACE) means an endocrinolo-
gist has a achieved a level of train
ing and experience consistent with
the high standards established and
adopted by the clinical endocrinol-
OgTSO ed apted into the College
Dr. Gabriel Guerrero had to be a
member in good standing of AACE
and meet qualifications of one of
fiVe YOUteS 10 FACE distinction.
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2000 Toyota Tundra Quad Cab only t7495
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1999 Toyota 4 Runner 4dr., Auto only t5995*
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2002 VW Passat Station Wagony n9*
Very low miles, x-clean #U5837 ony595
1999 Chevy Tahoe only t5695*
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2005 Ford Taurus only '4995
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2002 Chev 2500 Silverado only t5295
v-8, auto, N/C, edliner#U4123
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 '4995
Utility box, Auto,NAC, 6.0 V8 #U3106
2001 Lincoln Navigator only 16495
V-8, N/C, Leather, TV, Loaded #U6125
2001 VW Jetta only 14595
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June 6, 2010
1998 DODGE RAM2500
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ma nmr 0,iakutomat-
long bed, rack, tool
boxes, interior good,
bodyk strackt, notaern
some rust below doors,
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endocrinologists from the United
States and other countries were
inducted during the ceremony. All
pledged "to preserve and maintain
the highest traditions and precepts
of their professional calling." AACE
is a national pro-
fessional mec 1
wth 6 sO me
the United States
and 90 foreign
have special- Dr. Gabriel E.
ized training Guerrero
tne trer mt iof endocrine dis-
eases, including diabetes, thyroid,
pituitary and calcium disorders,
including osteoporosis, as well as
adrenal and cholesterol disorders.
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Dr. Gabriel Guerrero honored by peers
Rg Scholar ship
Valerie McKee of Okeechobee, has been
awarded a $1,500 scholarship as part of the
annual Commitment to Agriculture Schol-
arship program. Miss McKee is one of 100
high school students from across the United
States who received this award based on
academic achievement and leadership in
agriculture. McKee is expected to attend
University of Florida in the fall to study agri-
cultural communications. The Commitment
to Agriculture Scholarship program is open
to high school seniors from all 50 states and
is offered by Monsanto in association with
the National Association of Farm Broadcast-
"Monsanto is proud to invest in the future
of agriculture, whether it's through new tech-
nology or supporting the next generation of
young leaders," said John Raines, Vice Pres-
ident of Customer Advocacy for Monsanto.
"This year's winners were chosen from an
elite field, and all clearly demonstrate excel-
lence in the areas of academics, leadership
and emal-wolld agri Ilturhallerxph iene 'a In
a Student is required to come from a farm
family, plan to enroll as a full-time student
in an agriculture-related academic major in
an accredited school and be committed to
puTSuing a career in agriculture. Applicants
are alSO eValuated on their academic record,
leadership and extracurricular activities. An
impartial selection committee of agricultural
educators and industry leaders, adminis-
tered through the National FFA Organiza-
tion, chose this year's award recipients from
mOre than 1,000 applicants. "Monsanto is
COmmitted to sustainable agriculture with
the goal of helping farmers double crop
yields by the year 2030," stated Raines. "The
future of agriculture depends on the dedica-
tion and leadership of talented, young peo-
ple, such as this year's scholarship winners,
and we hope the Commitment to Agricul-
ture Scholarship program will support their
pursuit of a career in agriculture."
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