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By Eric Kopp
An Okeechobee County grand jury hand-
ed down a true bill Tuesday and officially in-
dicted a third man on a charge of first degree
felony murder in connection with the March
2009 slaying of Angel Pulido.
Besides the murder charge the grand jury
on Tuesday, June 8, indicted Daniel Solo-
mon, 31, on two counts of robbery with a
deadly weapon, burglary of a dwelling with
an assault or battery while armed and pos-
session of a firearm or ammunition by a
Also indicted Tuesday were co-conspira-
tors Brad Cardell Boswell and Hugo Fernan-
do Lopez-Martinez. Both men were indicted
on charges of first degree felony murder
with a firearm, robbery with a firearm or
deadly weapon (two counts each), burglary
of a dwelling with assault or battery while
armed, grand theft auto and cruelty to ani-
In addition, Boswell was indicted on a
charge of possession of a firearm by a con-
All three men are being held without
bond in the Okeechobee County Jail.
Boswell, 28, and Lopez-Martinez, 19,
were initially indicted on April 21, 2009. But
according to Assistant State Attorney Ashley
Albright the grand jury met this week to tie
Solomon in with the other two men, and to
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Tuesday afternoon to make a determination if a dog
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According to police reports, Chaos, a pit bull owned by
Norma Colon of S.E. 12th Avenue, attacked a neighbor's
dog, chased and tried to attack a neighbor's son, and on
two different occasions jumped out of the owner's car
window in attempts to attack people. If the dangerous
dog classification is upheld, Chaos will have to be con-
fined in a secure enclosure and the premises will have to
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The following people are among
Okeechobee's Most Wanted persons. There
are active warrants for each of them. The cri-
teria for making Okeecho-
bee's Most Wanted top five
is based on the severity of
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6'2", 185 lbs. Last known address -Buck-
head Ridge. FTA -Dealing
in Stolen Property, Grand
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Patsy Torres, W/F'
DOB 11/16/1989, 5'3", 147
lbs. Aggravated Battery
Patsy $15 dly20Wea on. Bond
Torres Rebecca Blair, (no
photo) W/F, DOB 9/7/1972,
5'11, 240 lbs. Grand Theft, Criminal Use of
Personal ID Info. Bond $30,000.
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is disclosing this information to the public
in order to enhance public safety, aware-
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Sex offenders have always lived in the
communities. The only change is the public
is now better informed.
Stevan Suarez, age 42, is a hispanic male
with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet,
5 inches tall and weighs 135 lbs. His current
address is 860 S.W. 13 Avenue, Okeecho-
bee. Suarez was convicted on
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the police at this time.
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Reflections from the pulpit
about?" Well, E'm so glad you asked. You see, it
dawned on me that there is only one reason for
a plant or tree to bear fruit and that is to repro-
duce itself. The fruit is no good unless it serves
this purpose. Therefore, the fruit that I bear, if I
allow it to serve the purpose that God meant for
it, is for others to consume so that what Christ
is producing in me can be reproduced in those
who take and feed on the fruit I bear in Christ.
Here's what E'm getting at. At 51, I have
come to understand that the real ministry that
God has called me to is not preaching, or teach-
ing, or singing....No, the real ministry He has
called me to is: To bear His fruit and make sure
that it is made available to others to take and
feed on. At 51 I am learning that life is short (a
lot shorter than I had ever realized when I was
younger). But the fruit that God will produce in
me and allow me to bear can last for a very long
time; possibly forever. And that has made me
appreciate living just that much more because it
has given a passion to bear the fruit of Christ to
all those I come into contact with, especially my
family and my friends. I am realizing that God
allowed me to have a D-Day so that I could have
the privilege of bearing His fruit and hanging out
with people. What a joy!!
Today: Partly sunny with scattered show-
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Light winds becoming south around 5 mph in
the afternoon. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Isolated showers
and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the
mid 70s. Chance of rain 10 percent.
Monday: Partly sunny with scattered show-
ers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.
Chance of rain 30 percent.
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showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the low
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*Another case of a child molesting a
younger child is in the news--it says this
was reportedly going on for the past three
years, so when it started the older boy was
13 and the younger boy was six. I think par-
ents need some help in ways to keep their
children safe. Maybe the schools could host
something, bring in some psychologists or
*If any adult catches someone with an
underage child, or catches two underage
children together in a sexual situation, then
it is the adult's responsibility to report it. De-
renddng on the situat on,sruefotn rto the
be appropriate to call DCF or law enforce-
ment. But to know about it and not report
just lets the problem continue and to esca-
*I don't know what in God's name is go-
ing on right now with all of these arrests, but
I find it so sad so many innocent lives have
been destroyed. I was thinking today, in all
the talks that I had with my children grow-
ing up, I don't ever recall having a discussion
warning them to be careful of possibly being
molested by one of their peers. My husband
and I were discussing this today and trying
to figure out how something like this could
hegigo e n vy 1u n rm sd td m
ers' homes. We had about three great friends
(with other kids) and that's really the only
homes they were allowed to go to, spend
the night etc. All of this is so very sad.
*Congratulations to Okeechobee's Jona-
than Crawford on being drafted to play for
the Florida Marlins. Whether you decide to
go to college first or go right to the pros, we
wish you well.
By Elder John T. Garner
More 2 Life Ministries
When the phone rang, I knew who it was
even before I looked on the caller ID. For the
last 20 years, my father has called me at exactly
2:15 p.m. every June 6th to ask me the exact
same question: "Well, are you celebrating D-
Day?" By D-Day he isn't talking about when the
allies stormed Omaha Beach in Normandy dur-
ing World War II (which happened on June 6,
1944). No, he is talking about something much
more personal to me and my twin brother,
James. You see, on June 6, 1959 my brother and
I came into this world and for my father that has
been D-Day or "Delivery Day" ever since.
If you are sitting there doing the math, you
would be right if your calculations brought you
the realization that I have reached the ripe old
age of 51 1 ,; .. . I can't say that it really means
that much to me. I was told by some well mean-
ing individual last year on my 50th birthday that
"life really begins at 50." At that time I couldn't
help but think that that person was mistaken.
All that I noticed was that life just continued at
the same hectic pace that it has been going on
sinchav benl tne elng a lot about life these
a ss, thtouh rayb iha tfe if isrn e
When I was a younger man, I have to admit
that I took life for granted. Until 50, I had always
been in relatively good health and, though not
a rich man by any stretch of the imagination,
very content with all that God had allowed
me to have in this life: a beautiful wife, three
wonderful kids, a daughter-in-law who is a true
blessing to our family, a roof over my head, food
to eat, the opportunity to be a pastor at More 2
Life Ministries (priceless), real friends, and the
list goes on. However, it seems that these days I
have come to understand that God has done so
much more for me than what I canhsee oro ho
i hnd Th xetta e Hv s aoe
ciated for the blessing that it is. It has become
more and more real to me that the relationships
we make in this life are the real riches that God
allows us to have.
In John 15, Jesus tells the disciples that they
are to bear the fruit that He will produce in their
life if they will continue to "abide" in Him. In
Galatians 5:22-23 we are told that the fruit He
will produce in us is "love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,
and self control." "So," you may be asking,
"what does that have to do with this idea of
being rich in relationships that you're talking
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*My heart goes out to the Michigan
high school graduate who fell asleep on
stage while President Obama was giving his
speech. If he lives to be 110 he will never
live down dozing off during the speaker's
address at his graduation ... and because the
speaker was the U.S. President will make it
even more memorable. At the 50th reunion
of the graduating class of 2010 they will
probably have a blanky and pillow on his
*If the kid on the stage -just a few feet
from the president-was falling asleep, how
bored were the kids in the audience?
County bud et deficit
*The story in the Friday paper, "County
faces $4 million deficit," should be a wake
up call for all voters of this county. Last year,
the county commission took $3.5 million out
of the reserve fund to balance the budget.
They can't just keep using up the reserves
because that money is there to get the coun-
ty through real emergencies, like hurricanes,
and bcans at this rat it twillronly take a
completely. They have to make real cuts in
spending. They can't keep raising taxes. We
are overtaxed already.
*Other counties the size of Okeechobee
make do with budgets that are much lower
than our county budget. It is time for the
county to cut back on expenses. We can't
afford to keep going the way we have been.
We can't keep paying higher taxes. It's time
to cut back on the expenditures. Do we re-
ally need a county manager and two assis-
tants? Other counties our size are not that
top heavy on the administrative costs. The
agri-civic c nter lsa money pit. Is there some
way t t cor nel uen i
the reserve funds, then it's time to get some
new county commissioners. Remember this
come election time in November.
*After seeing construction for so long, I
am glad to hear that the courthouse renova-
tions are finally finished and the courthouse
is reopened. I am glad that Okeechobee
County chose to preserve that piece of our
-igh baz a
By Charles M. Murphy
A pile of tires and scrap materials
caught fire at Guaranteed Auto and Truck
Parts at 1252 N.W. 36th Street on Thurs-
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue,
Okeechobee City Firemen and the Divi-
sion of Forestry all responded to the fire.
niFre Rescue Lt. RobertrMears said two
the scene for about 90 minutes. They
used 3,000 gallons of water and foarn to
put out the stubborn blaze. The cause of
the fire was under investigation. There
were no injuries.
County Firemen also extinguished a
fire in a car port at 2005 SE 25th Dnive on
Wednesday night. Paramedic Josh Borg-
strorn's report stated a couch in the car
port caught fire just before 10:30 p.m.
About $3,000 in property darnage was
reported. The owner assisted firemen by
using a garden hose to control the flarnes.
The State Fire Marshall will investigate the
cause. Firemen were on the scene for ap-
proxirnately two hours.
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By Eric Kopp
An Okeechobee man will soon be re-
turned to prison after being found guilty of
attempted robbery with a
Arturo Garcia Jr., 28,
N.W. First St., was found
guilty by a six-nernber
jury Thursday, June 10,
and will be sentenced
July 26, said Assistant
State Attorney Don Rich-
Garcia was also Garcia
charged with burglary of
a dwelling while arrned but was found not
guilty on that charge, added Mr. Richardson.
Mr. Richardson said he will ask Circuit
Court Judge Robert Belanger to sentence
Garcia as a prison release re-offender. If the
judge agrees, Garcia will get an automatic 15
Continued From Pagfe 1
amend the charges on Boswell and Lopez-
Martinez. The robbery charges were added
to the original charges against the two men.
"But the primary reason was to add Solo-
Inon in with thenn" the prosecutor said.
Arrest records show that Boswell, S.W
86th Ave., Okeechobee, and Lopez-Marti-
nez, E. 127th Ave., Tampa, knocked on the
front door of Pulido's three-bedroorn hone
on N.W. Seventh St. around
noon on March 18, 2009. A
short time later, Pulido was
shot and killed with a me-
diurn caliber handgun.
Pulido, 28, was shot
in the upper chest while
standing near the front
door of his borne, accord-
ing to investigators. Brad
Lead investigator De- Boswell
tective M.D. Faulkner, of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), said drugs were apparently the rea-
son for the killing. Solornon reportedly drove
the other two men to Pulido's borne.
"Their sole purpose was to go there and
steal drugs," he said. "Solornon did not actu-
ally go into the house."
The twornen also shot and killed Pulido's
pit bull, Fatboy. The 90-pound dog was shot
years in prison. Without that classification,
Garcia can receive a sentence of anything up
to 15 years, explained the prosecutor.
Department of Corrections (DOC) re-
cords indicate that Garcia was released from
the Okeechobee Correctional Institute April
24, 2009, after serving a nine-month sen-
On July 21, 2008, Garcia was sentenced
by then-Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Mir-
man to 14 months in prison after being
found guilty on two counts of possession of
cocaine with intent to sell and two counts of
sale/delivery of a controlled substance.
An alleged co-conspirator, Esteban Vil-
lalpando, 28, S.W Second Way, is currently
awaiting trial. He was arrested June 28, 2009,
on a charge of attempted arrned robbery. He
is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail
under a $25,000 bond.
Garcia, who also goes by the nickname
Tootie, was arrested July 2, 2009, after
in the head.
Boswell and Lopez-
Martinez allegedly took
an undisclosed amount of
money and drugs then fled
out the back door of the
DeBerry Gardens borne.
An unidentified 19-year-
old woman, who was said
to be Pulido's girlfriend, Hugo Lopez-
was in the horne at the Martinez
time but did not actually
see the shooting, stated the arrest report.
After the two men left the horne, she
locked the door.
However, the men returned and kicked
out the glass in the back door and again went
into the horne, the report
continued. Once inside,
they reportedly stole the
keys to her dark colored
Dodge Durango sport util-
ity vehicle and fled.
The wornan was not
Around 1:42 p.m. the I
two men were captured D nI
in the Bear Hollow sub- S ie a
division near Lake Placid. omn
Detectives said the men were in the process
of cornritting other burglaries in the hopes
of finding keys to another vehicle. They were
wanting to get rid of the Durango and steal
another vehicle so they could flee to Clear-
water, added OCSO detectives.
he tried to rob a 61-year-old man at knife
According to an arrest report by Detective
Susan Morrison of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff 's Office (OCSO), Garcia went to the
inan's horne on June 28, 2009, and asked
the victim for his phone number. The man
then reached into his pocket and pulled out
his wallet to get the number, which was
written on a piece of paper.
When the victim pulled out his wallet
Garcia reached for it with his left hand and
swung a knife with a 6-inch blade at the
victim with his right hand. Garcia then de-
Inanded money from the victim.
The detective said the victim dodged the
knife then turned and ran to his bedroom in
the mobile horne with Garcia chasing him.
But when the victim grabbed a machete for
protection, Garcia turned and ran.
Garcia was later arrested on a warrant by
OCSO Detective M.D. Faulkner.
Solomon, who allegedly fled after hear-
ing the gunshots, was arrested the next day.
When OCSO detectives entered the hone
after the shooting they found a new litter of
puppies that had been sired by Fatboy.
"Their eyes weren't open yet," said OCSO
Detective Ted Van Dernan. The mother of the
puppies was outside the horne at the time of
the shooting and was not hurt.
Ukeechobee News/File Photo
A deputy with the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office guarded the crime
scene as investigators prepared to
enter the Angel Pulido home on March
19, 2009. Three men were indicted by
an Okeechobee County grand jury
this week in connection with Pulido's
murder, reports state.
vehohn Kantdh Cook ws cie fortunl cens d
siding and skirting. Jarnes Myers and Marc
Minkoff were both cited for overgrowth on
th a or pNr sn had been previously or-
dered to obtain a building permit and final
inspection for a structure on his property.
Earl and Krystal Hoover were ordered to ap-
pear before the special magistrate for a sta-
tus review of their case. By June 10 David
Morris was supposed to have vacated the RV
on his S.E. 21st Court property.
Howard and Gail Richards, Penny Chais-
son, Phillip McAllister and Gloria Jena Von-
Local man facing 15-year prison stint
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be posted with warning signs.
Turning to more conventional code vio-
lations, Melba Franklin was cited for using
an RV as a dwelling on N.W. 36th Street. Ac-
cording to code enforcement officer Beth Al-
bert, Christopher Arnsden needs to remove
the plywood and alurninurn from the win-
dows and remove all unlicensed vehicles
and clean up overgrowth on his S.E. 24th
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Are you a veteran in need of a nursing
home or assisted living facility? The Flor-
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help you. The Department operates five
veterans nursing homes and one assisted
living facility throughout the state, with
a new nursing home being built near St.
Augustine. The basic admission criteria
for all of the facilities is an honorable dis-
charge, Florida residency for one year pri-
or to admission and certification of need
of assisted living facility or skilled nursing
care. The VA Nursing homes are located
in Daytona Beach, Land O' Lakes, Pem-
broke Pines, Springfield (Panhandle) and
Port Charlotte with the VA Assisted Liv-
ing Facility being located in Lake City. For
further information on VA nursing homes
contact the County Veteran's Service Of-
ficer, Betsy Grinslade at 863-763-8124.
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What: Okeechobee City Council
When; 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 15
Where; City Council Chambers,
Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E.
Turning to presentations, the mayor will
present Tenisa Garcia with a Twenty-Five
Year Service Award and Bnian Whitehall
with a Five Year Service Award.
June 13, 2010
Healthy Start Coalition
meeting slated for June 18
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 implementing 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
more information, please contact Executive
Director, Kay Begin, at 863-462-5877.
Historic courthouse to reopen
Join the celebration! The Historic
Okeechobee County Court House is set to
re-open with a dedication ceremony on
Saturday, June 26, starting at 9 a.m. The
courthouse dedication will include the rib-
bon cutting and key to building presentation
on the South lawn of the Historic Okeecho-
bee County Courthouse and a dedication of
the William L. Hendry Courtroom at 10 a.m.
immediately following the Courthouse dedi-
cation in Courtroom A, Second floor of the
Courthouse. The dedication is sponsored by
the Okeechobee County Bar Association,
Main Street of Okeechobee, Inc. Okeecho-
By Pete Gawda
Tuesday's Okeechobee City Council
meeting should be very brief with only
one action item on the agenda and two
presentations. The council will be asked
to approve the employee group health in-
surance plan that will be explained by city
administrator Brian Whitehall. David Dan-
gel of Inwood Consulting Engineers will be
presenting options for the S.R. 710 widen-
ing and extension project. Gary Ritter, di-
rector of South Florida Water Management
District's (SFWMD) Okeechobee Service
Center, will be giving a report on SFWMD
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CRA nutritional analysis
class hosted by Dr. Douglas
Douglas Chiropractic and fitness center
will hold a CRA nutritional analysis class
on Monday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. The free
class is taught by Dr. Edward Douglas as a
community service. For more information,
OC SO hosting blood drive
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office,
504 N.W Fourth St., will host a blood drive
Tuesday, June 15, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30
p.m. All donors will receive a T-shirt, ball cap
and a pint of ice cream. Donors will be re-
quired to show a photo ID.
Hospice to host special
yard sale June 17 & 18
Hospice of Okeechobee (411 SE Fourth
Street) will hold a Gigantic Yard Sale on
Thursday, June 17, and Friday, June 18,
from 8 a.m. until noon. Specialty items for
this sale include: lots of furniture and home
fixtures at extra discounted prices. We have
new items galore offered at extremely rea-
sonable prices. Funds raised will benefit pa-
tient care, including services at The Hamrick
Home. If you wish to donate items to the
Yard Sale, drop off times are weekdays be-
tween 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. For information call
City council faces short agenda
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Local pet rescue needs help
The Humane Society Pet Rescue of Okeechobee needs
help to keep its shelter a great place for adoptable pets to stay.
Consult the web site at www.animalrescueokeechobee.or~g
for their wish list. Contact Belinda at 863-357-1 104 to help.
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780 Prices were higher this
341 week despite the gloomy
economy and oily Gulf. Feed-
36 er calves $2 higher, slaugh-
24 ter cows and bulls $3 higher.
28 Southport Ranch, Kissimmee,
14 topped the calf market with a
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Cattle. Top cow this week was
Hfrs sold by Alvin Sapp, Okeecho-
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bought by Central Packing. We
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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Okeechobee High School Class of 2010 graduated Thursday. (Photo at left) Courtney
Murphy sings and Kenny Murphy plays guitar to the tune, "Don't Forget to Remember Me"
by Carrie Underwood during the ceremony at the Agri-Civic Center. (Photo above left)
Jonathan Hudoff sings the National Anthem. (Photo above right) Adrian Leon Jr. proudly
walks to his seat during graduation.
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Get fit! New fitness center open
Fitness and Aquatic Center is now open for business. Dr. Muhammad Noo-
ruddin and Fitness Center attendant, Jessica Jarriel greet visitors and new
members to the new center. Already new members have joined and are en-
joying what the center has to offer including cycles, free weights, weight
machines, treadmills, eliptical trainers, stretch machines, light exercise cir-
cuit training equipment and more. The fitness center has a pool for use with
supervision, shower and changing rooms. Members can also choose to pay
for personal fitness training. Many more fitness activities will be added in the
very near future including pilates, Zumba and yoga along with water aerobics
classes and massage therapy will be available soon as well. The center is
located on 1204 N. Parrott Ave. The hours are Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-9 p.m.;
Saturday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 863-467-7747 for in-
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Special to the Okeechobee News/Parks and Rec
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Cowboy Gordie Peer will present a series of presentations on
'The American Cowboy: Fact and Fiction" during the month of
July, at the Okeechobee Public Library.
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Cowboy: Fact and Film'
Gordie Peer, former western film stuntman, wild west en-
tertainer, and local rancher, displays his extensive collection
of cowboy and western film memorabilia the month of July
at the Okeechobee County Library.
On display will be: old western film posters from the days
of Randolph Scott, Gene Autry and Lash Larue; five racks of
saddles from different eras; whips; including a wooden whip
from 1850 and one from the Wild Bill Cody Show, chuck
wagon items; and much more.
Gordie will be available Saturday, July 17 from 11:30 to
4 p.m. to show film, rodeo and ranching photos from his
albums and answer questions.
He will give a presentation on Tuesday, July 20 on "Ori-
gins of the Cowboy,"; on Wednesday, July 21 on "Guns from
a Bygone Era"; on Thursday, July 22 on "History and Dem-
onstration of the cowboy and his rope"; and, on Friday, July
23, "History and Demonstration of the Bull whip." Each pro-
gram will begin at 5 p.m.
This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by
Friends of the Okeechobee County Library.
For more information contact the Okeechobee County
Public Library, 206 S.W 16th Street; telephone: 863-763-
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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee School Board members will
consider a change in their transportation
policies that restrict students to one bus in
the morning and one bus in the afternoon.
A parent of a middle school and a high
school student, Donna Carter, addressed the
board for the second time on the issue at
the school board monthly meeting Tuesday.
She would like her children to be allowed to
have two stops. She is a divorced parent and
shares custody of her two children with her
Ms. Carter said there are a lot of divorced
couples in Okeechobee who share custody
and a slight change in policy would make
it easier on them and not risk the safety of
"Don't change the policy. I want two bus
dI er to knto my kids. Exptami tehe saft a
school," she told board members.
Ms. Carter suggests the change for high
school children only. Ms. Carter said the stu-
dent ID issued to high school students could
include their transportation plan. All bus
drivers would have to do is check that ID be-
fore a student is allowed to board the bus.
"There is no policy at OHS. Some kids
sneak on the bus and go to a boyfriend or
eo sndDaodu cm hb2. Tee owe a o
of divorced parents out there working hard
to run things smoothly. Let's make it easier
for them," she added.
Many school administrators said before
the policy was put 1
in place four years
ago, there were a
lot of horror sto-
ries and problems
tion Director Louise
Piper said schools
got a lot of last min-
ute phone calls and Don Cart r
parent notes were on r
not given to school staff. Some parents notes
were forged or not signed and dated.
Ms. Piper said substitute drivers often
didn't know the students and they were al-
lowed on the wrong bus and taken to the
wrong location, even homes where no
adults were home. She noted there were a
lot of searches for kids on a weekly basis
with a number of frantic parents.
Adding toathseopfrtb 1 a pou t ai ri h
difficult to reach bus drivers at times. When
kids were missing, law enforcement was no-
tified which added to their workload.
Ms. Piper said the new policy resulted in a
95-yercent reduction in misplaced students.
T'he bus drivers have greater aware-
ness of irregular riders. Bus drivers ask more
questions and make sure the kids belong on
the bus before they: leave school," she said.
Several administrators defended the
msi n Tr ym enin pae ym II'ri
mius diveso why rh uld be on and
who shouldn't be on their bus. Should we
sacrifice safety for the convenience of par-
ents? I think we should put safety first," she
Board member India Riedel said she
would also consider a change to the policy.
She said she would support a maximum of
two stops for children of divorced parents.
She said unfortunately there are a lot more
families that are split up these days.
"Emotionally it would be devastating to
me to lose a child. I am concerned for that
child as a parent, board member and a com-
mu ity nemb~erTh re is some wiggle room
Badmembers Kelly Owens and Gay
Carlton said the policy should remain as
written. The issue could be discussed again
at the school board meeting in July.
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OUA delays action on ,,,,~~Ic r~~I lilrr~
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By Pete Gawda
Pending court action caused the
Okeechobee Utility Authority (OllA) to de-
lay replanting trees and bushes as a buffer
at their wastewater treatment plant on Cen-
eeGladeas Electric is in the process of build-
ing a power line along Cemetery Road on the
edge of the wastewater treatment plant site.
In the process they cut down trees which
residents across the road in R Bar Estates
claimed were originally planted to screen
the subdivision from sight, sound and smell
of the wastewater treatment plant.
At their meeting on Tuesday, June 8 the
OllA Board of Directors was scheduled to
take action to replace the vegetation by ap-
proving an expenditure not to exceed $8,500
to Sandhill Environmental Services to re-
place trees and shrubs. Glades Electric was
willing to reimburse OUA up to $8,000.
However, John Hayford, OlA's executive
director, said he learned just the afternoon
before that sorne R Bar Estate residents were
going to court to try to get the Florida Depart-
Inent of Environmental Protection (DEP) to
replace the vegetation. The utility leases the
wastewater treatment plant site from DEP. In
light of the pending lawsuit, the board agreed
to postpone action on replanting vegetation.
It was not known if Glades Electric would
still contribute toward the replanting until
after the court case was settled.
In connection with the county's south-
west drainage project, the board voted to go
forward with a $150,000 project to relocate
a water line and replace a six inch water
pipe with an eight inch pipe. While OUA
wastewater lines are not in conflict with the
county's project, 01JA water facilities are in
In another project in the southwest
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area, the board approved expenditure of
$184,015.06 to replace cast iron pipe with
PVC pipe, replace one fire hydrant and add
four more on S.W. 15th Street, S.W. 10th Av-
enue and S.W. 10th Drive. The fire hydrant
fund will pay $74,069.20 of the estimated
cost and the remainder will be expensed out
of the annual budget line itern attributed to
water main installation.
In other action the board:
*approved expenditure of $197,760 of
the approximately $240,000 budgeted for
gravity sewer rehabilitation to Lanzo Lining
Services, for rehabilitation of approximately
2,688 linear feet of sewer on S.E. Fourth Av-
enue, S.E. Fourth Street and S.E. Sixth Av-
*recognized Jarnie Mullis for 20 years
service to the utility-'
*recognized Dave Sorensen for 25 years
service to the utility;
*received the finance report for the pe-
riod ending May 31;
*paid Alcalde and Fay $5,016.47 for fed-
eral lobbying services;
*paid Melville & Sowerby $7,435.31 for
legal services in connection with Land Ven-
*paid Melville & Sowerby $4,798.74 for
legal services in connection with Stephen
Myers, Sr. and Northshore Village, Inc.; and
*approved a purchase order in the
amount of $431,412 to Florida Bearings,
Inc., for replacement of electrical panels at
four wastewater purnp stations.
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INVITATION TO BID
PROF SSINAL AUDI ING S RVICE
sealed Blds will be received by the City of Okeechobee, no later than 10:00
I.m., Monday, June 21, 2010, at which time the bids will be publicly
openedd and read aloud In the City Council Chambers. Blds may not be re-
,oked after bid opening. Any bids received after the time specihed will not
31d packets may be obtained from the Ofice of the General Services De-
,artment, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Rm. 101, Okeechobee, FL 34974,
363-763-3372 x218, during normal hours, Mon. to Frl., 8 am to 4:30 pm,
accbe t holidays, o you may email your bid request to bclement~cityofo-
All bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and clearly marked ".EDItel-
sinnl Srvics-Aditia Rd No AD01-0-0610" May be hand deliv-
ardor malled to the address listed above. Facsimile or emalled bids will
lot be accepted.
The City reserves the right to relect any and all bids and to wave any Infor-
11alities. All bids shall remain In force for 90 days after the date of opening.
[ndia Rledel, Accounts Supervisor
356602 ON 06/06,13/10
furnished, utilities includ-
leease & sec rty dpo r
157 4Sg LF. Lfie bldEg*
@ 210 NE 3rd Ave.
TAYLOR CREEK Condo
1/1 Furnished, W&D
on-site. $800 move's
you in! Includes utilities.
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Love the earth Recycle
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HOUSES 3/2/2 and
3/1/1, tile floors, jacuzzi
dsB gl) P 3s,22Large
ELED 3BD, 1BA
7272 NW 82nd Ct.
Fenced in yad$900
1st, last, $60Sec.
Call 863-634-3312 or
DIXIE RANCH ACRES
AREA 3BR, $750 mo.
+ $600 sec. dep. In-
cludes water, garbage
& lawn maintenance.
NO PETS. Call
FOR RENT: 3/2/2 Split
plan, new tile floors.
Kids and pets welcome.
King's Bay 3bd/2ba
2007 CBS Home 1 car
garage, carpet, tile floors
S$850.00 a month
P rsthds GMAC
Kings Bay 2000 CBS
Home 2/2/1, W/D
Ial 863 81 cl63
OAK PARK 2BR/1BA,
OKEE- 3 bdrm /1 ba on
V/2 ac, laundry, central
air/ heat, screen porch,
carport. $925 mo, 1st &
last Call (305)458-8659
Duplex, W/D hookup, central
a/c & heat. $650 mo. + $500
Modern 3 BR, 2.5 BA
with Optional 1 BR 1 BA
Cottage. Rent nego-
1BA, Laminait wood
flo ringW new s -ch n
nished. By Rim Canal.
Off 441 SE. $800 mo. +
R.V. LOTS FOR RENT
Free Wifi! Weekly $150
or mo. $375 incl. elec.
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Bit if shLd tew s e -
cellent location on NW
3rd Lane seller is Li-
cense Realtor must see
to appreciate. asking
Vacant Lot 1/2 acre,
fenced, oak trees, off of
710 & 15A in Pioneer
Estates, owner finance,
$ 35, O0 0 .
Fo lst more lisngs,
BHR 3/2, Washer,", dry- ~
$750/mo utils not indld.
FOR RENT: 3/2 (avall.
July) and 2/1 CottageS.
Newly remodeled. 12
mlesono a iof Ok eh
Water, trash & lawn
NO PETS M-F.
PINE RIDGE PARK
2 bdrm/2ba, $600 mo,
$300 sec, No Pets.
RENT TO OWN!
Owner Finance Newl
renovated, Clean, 2005
3br Mobile Home. C/A '
Treasure Island 2/1
Nice area lawn care, sew-
er & garbage included
$550.00 monthly call
June 13, 2010
uonr r7. OD.M.H Rent
Iast+sec. dep. $500
or Buy for $18,000 on
aelrtled lot $ O0mo.
2bdrm/2ba, corner lot,
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Big 0 Bass Boat; 20' 1"
175lohnson HP, 101Ib
thurst Minn Kota TM;36V
system w/3 batteries;
Tat bard ,chagr 5Pk6
aluminum dual axle
trailer w/fiberglass fen-
ders, mag wheelS
superior cond. garage
kept,1 owner all service
records purch.new from
Big O Boats 12-03 call
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1998 DODGE RAM2500
-Only 76,000 miles,
magnum 360, automat-
ic o/d, runs like neW,
Ibooxes,b iterio k o
body straight, northern
work truck, no a/C,
soae rust below d~oo s
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Notice Under Fictitious Name
Law Pursuant toSection 865.09,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that te
undersigned, desiring to engage In
busmness udercthedic tou~s n e d
Ave., In the County of Okeechobee,
In the City of Okeechobee, Florida
34974 intends to register the said
" ""owithh he loD slon poaCo~r oa
ted Tallahasseho Florida.
10 th daat ofJ ,2 Florida, tis
357279 ON 6/13/10
"The Florida peninsula has more than 1,300 miles of
coastline, and our commercial fishermen continue to work
hard to bring in their catch for the enjoyment of consum-
ers," Bronson said. "The commercial fishing industry is im-
portant to our state, and we want consumers to know that
they can buy Florida seafood with confidence."
The information that is available by calling the 1-800-
357-4273 hotline will also be posted online at the Depart-
ment's seafood web site http://www.FL-Seafood.com where
consumers can also find links to other pertinent web sites
including the Florida Department of Environmental Proter-
tion. Webcams placed at various coastal locations and in
retail establishments will be added to the web site later.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Florida Department of Environmental Protection,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration are continually monitor-
ing water and product samples.
"If and when the quality of Florida seafood is impacted
by the spill, we will take immediate action to close the wa-
ters to commercial seafood harvesting," Bronson said. "Our
commercial l fishermen take great pride in the quality reputa-
tion Florida seafood products have earned, and we would
never put any product on the market that would tarnish this
Hotline provides consumers with
latest information about Florida
TALLAHASSEE-Seafood lovers who are confused about
the availability of Florida seafood products due to the Gulf
oil spill can now get daily updates about the ongoing com-
mercial harvest. The Florida Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services has implemented a new toll-free hotline
at 1-800-357-4273 to provide consumers with current infor-
mation about the status of Florida's open and closed fishing
harvest areas, the availability of seafood varieties, and gen-
eral pricing information.
"Because of the extensive news media coverage of the
Gulf situation, many consumers are confused about wheth-
er Florida seafood is being harvested and if it is available in
stores and restaurants," Florida Agriculture Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson said. "We want consumers to know that
Florida's commercial fishermen continue to harvest whole-
some seafood products from the waters that are unaffected
by the oil spill. Florida seafood is safe and plentiful.
Bronson said the telephone hotline will be updated daily
with information about the Gulf situation. He also reminded
consumers that--in addition to the Gulf waters off Florida's
west coast--Florida's fishermen also harvest numerous
seafood varieties from the Atlantic waters off the state's east
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