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Magistrate

rules dog

must be

confined
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Chaos, a pit bull owned by
Norma Colon, may have to spend
the rest of his life confined to a pen
with warning signs posted on the
property.
After hearing about an hour of
testimony Tuesday afternoon June
15, Special Code Enforcement
Magistrate Lois Nichols upheld the
opinion of Okeechobee County
Animal Control that Chaos is a dan-
gerous dog.
In his opening remarks, attor-
ney Jeffrey Fadley, who represented
Chaos, claimed the dog "gave up
more kisses than Hershey's."
According to Robert Azzaro, on
April 4 of this year, he pulled up on
his motorcycle to the intersection
of S.R. 70 and U.S. 441. He claimed
Chaos jumped out of his owner's
adjacent car window and attached
him.
"It lunged for my neck," he said.
He threw up his arm and turned his
head. The dog struck his shoulder,
knocking him and his motorcycle
over. His passenger landed on the
hood of another car. His foot was
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Woman avoids trial


with 'guilty' plea
Lamb pleads guilty Lamb's plea was an open plea
to the court and not a negotiated
to felony child abuse, plea deal.
delivering a controlled So when she decided to en-
ter her plea
substance to a minor Monday as Mr.
Albright pre-
By Eric Kopp pared to select
Okeechobee News a jury, it caught
A woman set to go on trial this the veteran
week in connection with a teen- prosecutor by
age girl's death has entered a plea surprise.
of guilty and now faces up to 35 "II wasn't
years in prison. expecting it," Lucinda
Lucinda Billie Lamb, 38, N.E. he said. "I was Lamb
11th St., Okeechobee, entered a ready for trial."
plea of guilty Monday, June 14, to Lamb was arrested after 18-
felony charges of child abuse and year-old Amber Nicole Martin was
delivering a controlled substance found dead in room 105 of the
to a minor. She also entered the Budget Inn Motel, 201 S. Parrott
same plea to a misdemeanor Ave., on March 28, 2008. Lamb
charge of contributing to the de- had taken her then-16f-year-old
linquency of a minor. stepdaughter and Ms. Martin to
Assistant State Attorney Ashley the motel.
Albright said Lamb could receive Ms. Martin and Lamb's step-
a prison sentence of anything daughter were good friends.
between zero to 35 years. That "Lucinda got into an argument
decision belongs to Circuit Court with her husband and went to
Judge Robert Belanger. The pros- the motel to let things cool off,"
ecutr sid amb' seteningsaid Detective Bill Saum of the
has been set for Aug. 6. Okeechobee City Police Depart-
I ,h h~ t~vn~ ~l~m, nnment (OCPD).


Lamll Iau ullrne ownv a pera
deal last year and elected to go
to trial instead. Mr. Albright said


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clean water be-
'.fore it enters
---the Everglades
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The South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) Governing Board re-
cently approved a contract to build a key
set of bridges necessary to add more water-
cleaning capacity to the expanding network
of stormwater treatment wetlands that are
improving water quality in America's Ever-
glades.
The new bridges will allow public access
to nearby properties and recreational op-
portunities at Stormwater Treatment Area
2 (STA-2) in southwest Palm Beach County.
Last year, the Governing Board approved
investing $34.2 million to nearly double the
size of STA-2 to 15,140 acres. When finished,
the 6,81 7 acres of new treatment wetlands at
STA-2 -along with 4,656 acres of new treat-
ment wetlands to the west -will complete
a nearly 117,000-acre swath of continuous,
publicly owned water treatment, storage
and wildlife management lands stretching
from Palm Beach County to Hendry County.
Stuart-based Lucas Marine Construction,
the lowest responsive and responsible bid-
der, will install the concrete bridges at the
G-434 and G-435 pump stations in STA-2.
The $1.9 million project component is ex-
pected to be completed early next year.
"This project is already providing con-
struction jobs to boost Florida's economy
and will help deliver cleaner water for the
environment for many years to come," said
SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Eric
Buermann.


Stormwater Treatment Areas are the
water-cleaning workhorses of Everglades
restoration, using plants to naturally remove
phosphorus from water flowing into the
fabled River of Grass. STA-2 began operation
in 2000 with 6,430 acres of treatment area
to improve water quality entering Water
Conservation Area 2, a part of the remnant
Everglades. The new expansion, known as
Compartment B, will enhance the STA in
achieving optimal performance.
The District operates a network of six
STAs south of Lake Okeechobee with a
combined area of more than 52,000 acres.
Since 1994, the treatment areas have re-
tained more than 1,200 metric tons of to-
tal phosphorus that would have otherwise
entered the Everglades. Overall, Florida has
invested more than $1.8 billion to improve
Everglades water quality.
The District is currently building, enhanc-
ing and expanding other treatment wetlands
to provide water quality improvement:
Later this month, the SFWMD and its
partners will celebrate construction progress
on the Lakeside Ranch Project, the largest
stormwater treatment area in the Northern
Everglades to improve water quality flowing
into Lake Okeechobee.
A 4,656-acre expansion of treatment wet-
lands in southeast Hendry County is also
under way to further improve water quality
flowing into the Everglades. Construction of
the wetland known as Compartment C will
connect two existing Stormwater Treatment
Areas (STA-5 and STA-6) in the Everglades
Agricultural Area and more than double wa-
ter treatment capability at the site.
Renovation of Stormwater Treatment
Area 5 in Hendry County is enhancing plant
growth and water movement through the
8,000-acre treatment marsh. In 32 days,
District crews moved nearly 170,000 cubic
yards, or 8,500 truckloads, of soil in STA-5,
filling deeper areas so that more vegetation
can take root and improve the wetland's
ability to remove phosphorus from Ever-
glades-bound waters.
More information on Everglades resto-
ration is available on the District's website
at: www.sfwmd.gov. For more information
on water quality improvements in the Ever-
glades, read Just the Facts: Progress in Ever-
glades Water Quality Improvements.


Special to the Okeechobee News/SFWMD
Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) south of Lake Okeechobee will be used to
help clean water from Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades Agricultural Area
of excess nutrients before the water reaches the Everglades.














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June 16, 2010


Okeechobee News


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A client at the Okeecho-
bee Girlls Academy was ar-
rester lte Iast backed : .

super isor in a bathroom. .. 4.
Jyvonna Annicaamelia ...
Waiters-Moss, 14, Country ...
Club Drive, Tallahassee, Jyvonna
was arrested Friday, June Annicamelia
11, on a felony charge of Walters-
battery on detention staff. Moss
She was booked into the


Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the
St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort
Pierce.
ofAn arres a prt by Deputy ha f a d
(OCSO) states that Waiters-Moss attacked
the supervisor after the teen was told to
leave the bathroom.
The girl allegedly grabbed the supervi-
sor by both arms and started to shake her
and slam her into a wall. The girl then tried
to pull the female supervisor's shirt off and
punched her in the stomach several times,
stated the report.


Waiters-Moss then reportedly walked out
of the bathroom and started for the front
gate of the facility. As the supervisor grabbed
th clent laend wretd dher ti th r
sor's left hand.

Waldron. One of those staff members had
to grab the head of Waiters-Moss and pull
it back to keep her from biting the victim,
added the deputy.
The deputy's report said the victim's left
arm was swollen and there were bite marks
on the back of her hand.


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by th~e Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
*Eric Justin Foley, 51, Crumpacker
St., Port St. Lucie, was arrested June 10 by
Deputy Patnicia Massung on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with leaving
the scene of an accident with injuries. His
bond was set at $10,000.
*James Bradley Winters, 29, Burkett
Drive, Panama City, was arrested June 11
by Deputy Lieutenant Keith Murnish on a
warrant eharig hmd ai the fonliesd

sepn n rfa ehmp tontmeen.isTde war_
or of battery (two counts). His bond was set
at $85,000
*Amanda Herbison, 30, N.E. Sixth St.
Okeechobee, was arrested June 11 by Dep
uty Lt. Keith Murrish on warrants charging
her with amended violation of probation -
obtaining a controlled substance by fraud
(three counts). She is being held without
bond.
*Gabriel Alsides Gomez, 22, S.E. 10th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 11 by
Officer Belen Reyna on a felony charge of
burglary with assault or battery and a mis-
demeanor charge of criminal mischief. His
bond was set at $6,000.
*Justin Michael Hamilton, 22, N.E. 14th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 11 by
Officer Chad Troutman on a charge of felony
battery. His bond was set at $2,500.


*Stephanie Ann Yates, 20, S.E. 28th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 11 by
Deputy Bryan Holden on a warrant charging
her with felony battery. Her bond was set at
$5,000.
*Sandra Nelly Villatoro, 21, N.W. 37th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 12 by
Officer Belen Reyna on a charge of aggra-
vated battery. Her bond was set at $10,000.
*Jorge Morales, 21, N.E. 32nd Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 12 by Depu-
ty Joseph Hall on a felony charge of burglary
of a structure and misdemeanor charges of
battery, petit theft and eniminal mischief. His
bond was set at $6,500.
*Ramiro Hernandez, 44, N.W. 11th
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested June 12
by Deputy John Fisher on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with failure to
appear driving under the influence. He was
released on his own recognizance.
*Carla Rush, 44, N.E. 14thAve., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested June 12 by Deputy Joseph
Hall on felony charges of battery on a law
enforcement officer, resisting a law enforce-
ment officer with violence and introduction
of contraband into a detention facility. She
was also charged with the misdemeanor of
possession of marijuana under 20 grams.
Her bond was set at $13,000. Rush was later
arrested on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with uttering a forged/counter-
feit bill and grand theft. H er bond on those
charges was set at $27,500.
*Juan Murillo-Gomez, 23, Messick Ave.,
Plant City, was arrested June 12 by Deputy
Thomas Kitchen on a charge of leaving the
scene of an accident with injury. His bond
was set at $2,500.


*Sabrina Diane Watson, 27, U.S. 441
S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested June 13 by
Deputy Matthew Hurst on a warrant charg-
ing her with failure to appear possession
of a controlled substance without a prescrip-
tion. Her bond was set at $2,500.
*Brian Matthew Arnold, 23, N.E. Seventh
St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 13 by
Officer Charles Green on a charge of pos-
session of a controlled substance without a
prescription. His bond was set at $5,000.
*Francisco Motiel Garcia, 43, N.E. 62nd
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 13 by
Deputy Paul Jackson on a charge of aggra-
vated assault. His bond was set at $10,000.
atsy Elaina Torres, 20, S.R. 70 W.
Okeechobee, was arrested June 14 by Dep-
uty Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with aggravat-
ed battery with a deadly weapon. Her bond
was set at $15,000.
*Juanita Rodriquez, 22, S.E. Fifth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 14 by Depu-
ty G~reg Popovich on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with felony battery.
Her bond was set at $5,000.
*Justin Douse, 26, N.W. Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 14 by Depu-
ty Greg Popovich on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with violation of pro-
bation driving while license suspended -
habitual offender. He is being held without
bond.
This column lists arrests and not con-
victions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
listed here who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed and printed.


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Public Forum/Speak Out


Letters to the Editor


He is our refuge in times of trouble, Psalm
46:1....I can do all things through God who
strengthens me, Phill.4:13.
So, before you decide it is up to the teach-
ers and school systems to discipline your
child, please bring him/her to the Lord. Take
time to get to know more about your child
and yourself in a spiritual way. And for God's
sake, don't be afraid to discipline your child.
Jesus loves you and so do I.
Cheryl Gawda

Okeechobee Forecast

Today: Scattered showers and thunder-
sorms after noon. Mostly sunny and hot,
with a high near 96. Heat index values as
hihas 107. Calm wind. Chance of precipi-
tation is 40 percent.
Tonight: Isolated showers and thun-
derstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy,
wiha low around 72. South southeast wind
between 5 and 10 mph becoming calm.
Chnc of precipitation is 20 percent.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Scattered showers and thun-
derstorms after noon. Mostly sunny and hot,
with a high near 95. Calm wind becoming
east southeast around 5 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 40 percent.
Thursday night: Isolated showers and
thunderstorms before 1 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy,
with a low around 74. South wind around 5
mp.Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.


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shop locally for this free resource. The electronic copy will be available on the Okeecho-
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June 16, 2010


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Public Forum. There, you can create
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topics. What follows is a sampling of
some of the discussions currently tak-
ing place. Thanks for participating!

Magistrate to decide
if dog is dangerOUS
*If a dog had been in my yard going after
my child or grandchild, there would be no
need for a hearing. Dead dogs don't bite.
*I'm a dog lover, but mean nasty animals
need to be well secured, and the owners
should be held responsible for any of their
bad behavior.
*In my opinion these dogs should have
been put down. They are a danger and there
is no guarantee that they won't somehow
get loose and attack someone again.
*I don't think any dogs are "bad" due to
their breed. It all depends on how they are
raised. I don't have pit bulls, but I know peo-
ple who do have them and they are sweet
and gentle. I think it depends on how the
dog is socialized when it is a puppy. I blame
the owners, not the dog.
*People get dogs to protect themselves
and their property, then when the dogs do
their job, you're in big trouble. I believe
when a service person or guest is expected,
the dogs should be put in a fenced area.
*If a dog is chasing neighbor kids and
trying to jump out car windows to get to
people, that is not just being a good watch
dog. That kind of aggression is dangerous.
You can have a good guard dog that does
not try to jump out the car window to attack
people. Of course anyone who has a dog
that is allowed outside should have a fenced
yard to keep the dog on the property. That is
already a county ordinance that you have to
either have the dog in a fence or on a leash.

County faces deficit
*Every household operates off a bud-
get. When the budget gets tight, we learn
to "smell the candles at Walmart, then set
them back on the shelf instead of buying
them" .. there will always be those that will
"buy the candles" and worry about running
out of money later.


*Worrying about it later seems to be the
preferred method anymore; especially when
spending others' money.
Is Obama running the county too?
When Okeechobee opened the landfill
the county felt flush with tippage fees from
all the garbage. Since then, Glades and Os-
ceola have put landfills in almost on our
county border, Glades county now gets the
Miami trash and Osceola gets Orlando trash.
The commissioners with strong prompting
from the agriculture crowd pushed through
the Agri Center for the county cow show and
sale. We now have to pay for this monstros-
ity with our taxes. The tippage fees have
been reduced from the earlier levels. When
they made the 5-year budget the money was
coming in, not now. We have to address
the deficit or the county will be bankrupt in
a few years. Most county jobs are given to
friends and relatives of the current people
in county jobs. When was the last time you
heard of a county job being posted for the
public to apply for?
*I wonder if our county administrator
will address the issue of him having two as-
sistants and they in turn having assistants?
We need to cut the fat out of the top end
instead of raising assessments on property,
while the real value of property is dropping.
I think we need to look at the constitutional
officers to do more than just give lip service
to the budget deficit, they all want to keep
all their employees while all the counties
around us are cutting employees. St. Lucie
county has laid off a lot of people and Mar-
tin county the same. There are people in
Okeechobee losing their homes and living
day to day while the county employees are
crying about no raises. We can't continue to
let our county be run as it is. I ask the county
commissioners to step up to the plate and
do something for their constituents, the tax-
payers who are paying their salaries.
*You do not spend money you do not
have, PERIOD! One thing the county needs
to do is figure out what to do with the "Pink
Elephant" that is the ag center. What a total
waste of ou~rto aeprs Imney. It' gngo dto

cline even more. Homes just aren't worth
what we were led to believe they were. In
fact, more and more people are filing assess-
ment easements to get a reduction on their
property value. The property appraisers of-
fice here is trying their hardest to keep you
where you are. That's not going to happen.


Teach your children
The unruliness of a child begins at home.
Parents do not enforce discipline. They do
not teach their children respect for others.
The d no Iteacnh hoem boud' wor .e se la

guardians, but where do you draw the line
between discipline and abuse?
If you know God you know the difference.
God says to raise a child in the way he should
go and he will not depart from it, Proverbs
22:6. Granted there are some children who
need special attention. It seems no matter
what the parents do, they are still unruly, dis-
respectful, and we would like nothing more
than to lock them in a room till they are eigh-
teen. Unfortunately, we can't do that.
But what we can do is get them involved
with extra-curricular activities. There are
baseball, football, basketball, boys scouts,
girl scouts, and if you check with the sheriff's
department, I'm sure they have something.
There are library activities and most impor-
tant there are many church activities.
First Baptist Church has one of the largest
youth ministries in Okeechobee. They have
several age levels with two youth pastors and
several youth leaders all experienced in child
care and guidance for all age groups. Andyou
don't have to be a member of the church for
your child to be involved, (although it would
be nice if you did) so you can watch your
child grow into a better person both physi-
cally and spiritually.
tIThey are tau ht to r spect ahselveslan
and respect others and above all to come to
kno htte ael crdia e u pa iby God
ees
eyWe have counseling classes for both par-
ents and children. We have women's bible
study on Saturday mornings that are very ef-
fective in spiritual growth for weary Moms.
There are men's ministries for tired Dad's.
This world is not perfect, but with God every-
thing can be dealt with...He is our strength
and comfort in trying times, Psalm 28:7...


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Clerks charged in illegal alcohol sales to minors


experience for customers with interactive
displays for hi-definition Blu-ray, video garn-
ing and portable electronics. The interactive
experience enables shoppers to test new
technology.
.A new department called Celebration Sta-
tion features party supplies, greeting cards,
balloons and helium tanks, cake supplies
and gift wrap.
The grand re-opening celebration is
scheduled for Friday, June 18 and will begin
with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.In.
During the ceremony, store associates will
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Local pet rescue needs help
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org for the wish list. For information, contact Belinda at the shelter at 863-357-1104.

Habitat needs resale items
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County has opened a "Restore" and is in need
of resellable iterns. No clothing! Anything else for the horne, to include household iterns,
furniture, building materials, electrical, plumbing and cabinets. For more information
call 863-467-6484 or leave a message at the Habitat office 863-467-6484.


June 16, 2010


Okeechobee News


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Acting on complaints from the public, lo-
cal law enforcement nernbers put together
a sting operation and arrested four local
store clerks who are accused of selling alco-
hol to minors.
Arrested on the Inisderneanor charge of
sale of alcoholic beverage to a person un-
der 21 were: Maria S. Jairnes, 25, N.W. 46th
Ave., Okeechobee; Maria Reyes Patron, 36,
N.W. 46th Ave., Okeechobee; Pedro Estrada-
Figueroa, 25, Fort Pierce; Martha Sanchez,


37, N.W. Eighth St., Okeechobee; and a 17-
year-old juvenile.
All of the adults were booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a $100 bond
each. The juvenile was also booked into the
county jail then turned over to their father.
According to arrest reports, nernbers
of the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force,
the Okeechobee City Police Department
(OCPD) and the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) took part in the Friday,
June 11, operation.
The report states that an underage con-


fidential informant was used to make the
purchases.
The informant, stated the report, would
go into a store and try to purchase sone
beer. If a purchase was made, the informant
would turn the beer over to detectives. A de-
tective would then go into the store to con-
firrn the description of the clerk who made
the illegal sale, the report added.
Illegal purchases were made at: Selina's
Liquor, 2671 S.R. 70 W.; El Rancho Market,
3901 U.S. 441 N.; La Mexicana, 3235 S.R.
70 W.; La Fiesta, 1002 N.W. Park St.; and


the Bravo Store, located in the North Shore
Plaza.
Once the operation had ended, OCPD
and OCSO detectives went to the stores
where the alleged illegal sales were made
and talked to the clerks, who all agreed to
go to the sheriff's office where they were
placed under arrest.
The arrest report indicates that none of
the clerks charged in the investigation asked
the confidential informant for identification.


The Okeechobee Walrnart, located at
2101 S. Parrott Ave., will celebrate a grand
re-opening this week, giving local shoppers
a glimpse of the cornpany's next generation
of store design and customer experience.
The results of a three-month remodeling
project will be unveiled at the Okeechobee
Walrnart at 8 a.In., Friday, June 18. Arnong
the many changes are a new layout, wider
aisles, low-profile shelving, a bright interior
paint scherne, enhanced lighting and easy-
to-read signage to make the shopping expe-
rience rnore convenient for customers than


ever before.
"We listened to our customers and rede-
signed the store to make shopping at Wal-
rnart even easier," said store manager Derek
Denman.
The remodeled store features a more
open shopping environment with wider
aisles that contain no product displays.
Walrnart also aligned the departments that
customers shop most frequently, making it
quicker to purchase everyday iterns.
"The new layout is easier to navigate,
which will save our customers time as they


shop for necessities," Denrnan said.
A bright interior paint scherne and en-
hanced lighting create a more inviting shop-
ping experience and help define the store's
merchandise areas. Low-profile shelving
creates an improved sightline, and direction-
al signage helps customers find the products
they need.
The remodel also brings Walrnart cus-
torners an expanded electronics department,
featuring a wide selection of the latest con-
surner electronics and horne entertainment.
The new design includes a more hands-on


Estaban Moreno stated that on Sept. 19,
2009, Chaos attacked his hunting dog. He
said that before the attack, he had seen Cha-
os acting aggressively to people and dogs.
He said that one time Chaos came into his
yard growling and he backed up to his font
door.
Ms. Colon claimed that Chaos has never
bittern anyone in the four years she raised
hirn from a puppy. She said she had never
seen hirn be aggressive. She said she brought
hirn up around her grandchildren and con-
sidered hirn a part of the family.


He's a teddy bear to me," she said.
In his closing remarks Mr. Fadley claimed
that the charges against Chaos were gener-
ated because of prejudice against pit bulls
and the bad reputation that breed dog has.
Chaos' owner has the right to appeal
the special magistrate's decision to county
court.
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www.newszap.com. Reporter Fete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda~newszap.com.


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injured and he was burned from the hot ex-
haust. Mr. Azzaro claimed Ms. Colon gave
him $100 to cover darnage to his motorcycle
and asked hirn to sign a statement that he
would not sue her.
"He doesn't bite," he claimed Ms. Colon
told hin.
A neighbor, Sharri Crisino claimed that
on Nov. 22, 2009, Chaos tried to attack her
son while he was playing in his own yard.
"The dog care at my son in an aggres-
sive manner," she asserted. She said that a
few days before that incident her dog was
tied in the yard while the farnily was gone.
When they came back they found that their
dog had been chewed up by another dog.
They did not knowthow it happened.toad

your son?" asked County Attorney Laura
McCall.
"Yes, growling and teeth exposed," Mrs.
Crisino replied.


oxycodone in the young wornan's system.
Detective Saurn said Larnb told hirn
that she and her stepdaughter had snorted
powder cocaine together as many as three
times.
"She said 'it was a mother and daughter
thing, but we only did a little bit,"' said De-
tective Saurn. "Lucinda then threw every bit
of the blarne onto Ms. Martin and her daugh-
ter. She's one heck of a mother.
When asked, the detective said he
doesn't know if Ms. Martin took her own
drugs into that motel room or if she got her
drugs from Larnb. He went on to say that a


small amount of powder cocaine was found
at the scene.
The OCPD detective said he wasn't sur-
prised when Larnb elected to enter a plea
instead of putting her fate into the hands of
a jury.
"I wasn't surprised," he said, "we had a
good case against her. Even with the stuff
that was thrown out, we had an excellent
case against her." Of her possible stint in
prison, the OCPD detective indicated that
Larnb should get the Inaxinurn allowed by
law. "If she'll do this with a kid now, she'll
do this with a kid later," he said.


Okeechobee Walmart renovates, unveils new design


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Continued From Page 1

While at the motel, Larnb and her daugh-
ter snorted cocaine. The three had been in
the room for about a day-and-a-half, said the
detective.
According to Dr. Roger Mittlernan, of the
19th Judicial District Medical Exarniner's Of-
fice in Fort Pierce, Ms. Martin died of poly-
drug toxicity. In his September 2008 report
Dr. Mittlernan said he found cocaine and





Obituaries


Okeechobee News


June 16, 2010


Obituaries should be submitted to
the Okeechobee News by e-mailing
obitsetne szap.com.1 Cstomers may also

books. A link to the obituaries is available at
www.newszap. com.

John Jeffel~ Ard, 37
OKEECHOBEE John Jeffery Ard, age 37, of
Okeechobee died Friday, June 11, 2010, at Rau-
lerson Hospital.
Born Nov. 12, 1972, in Fort Pierce, he had
been a lifetime resident. He was an avid skate-
boarder.
He is survived by
his parents, John
Roy and Vickle Ard
of Okeechobee;
brother, David Ard of
Sn Fracso C~a i.d

Whirls of Okeecho-

lhe family re-
ceived friends on -
Tuesday, June 15,
2010, from 1 p.m. until service time of 2 p.m. in
the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor
Cary McKee officiating. Interment followed in
Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrusted to the Buxton
Funeral Horne .and OCrelmatory, dll0 NE 5th

b e mde t www.buxtonf nralhohmee ersmay

Donald C. Pittman, 98
OKEECHOBEE -Donald C. Pittman, age 98,
of Okeechobee passed away June 11, 2010, at
Raulerson Hospital in ( 1.. . H..I ~ ~
He was born Dec. 25, 1911, in Lakeland, Ga.
to Charles and Rittie Pittman. Mr. Pittman
proudly served our country in the US Army. He
was a retired commercial fisherman and he at-
tended Treasure Island Baptist Church.
Mr. Pittman is survived by his wife, Nella Pitt-
man of (il., . 1...1 d two stepdaughters, Joyce
Stigall of Okeechobee and Teresa Blumer of Ju-
piter; sister, Vera Kent of Lantana; three grand-
dughters, ue hCrystal and Angela; and several

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday,
June 16, 2010, at Treasure Island Baptist Church
with Pastor Brad Spencer officiating. Interment
will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the e.... i ln. .i. at www.bas-

All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, (il., . i.. In d 34972.







with

Onkine Guestbook
An10bituaries now include Galkse Grestbooks
where farnily and friends can sharertefections,
remembranreaand mioenndnknn


Julie C. 1M0078, 73
OKEECHOBEE -Julie C. Moore, age 73, of
cl, rsoi~ ~ s passed away June 10, 2010, at
She was born Sept. 1, 1936, in Medina, Tenn.,
to Tom and Ida Coble. She married Harrison
Moore Feb. 8, 1957, in Belle Glade. Mrs. Moore
came to Okeecho-
bee from Ft. Lauder-
dale in 1975. She
was a retired home-
maer S e twa oa
nerstone Baptist
Church. She enjoyed
attending church ac-
tivities, gardening
reading and watch-
ing Bonanza.
Mrs. Moore is sur-
vived by her two sisters, Mary Roe and Lilly May
McKee, and their families and her two daugh-

nez. Saelnenlav so hindndter snons-indlawacMie
chael Anderson and Jorge Anuez and seven
grandchildren, Andrew Anuez, Marie Howard,
Jason Anderson, Shannon Johnson, Gabriel
Johnson, Kenneth Anderson and Charles Ander-
son. She will be greatly missed by her 12 great-
grandchildren, as well as her extended family,
such as Marilyn, Howard, Jennifer Acheson,
Richard Coble, Charles Smith III, Bryan Smith,
Kevin Smith, Silas Cook, Jr. and Hunter Coble
and a host friends and family.
dMernrial slervie~slwilt beC hero1a.er.BSaatti
Church, 18387 North HWY 441, (il., . il.. n .~ ~
FL 34972. Pastor Tom Pasquarella will be offi-
ciatin 8'
Memorials may be made to the charity of your
choice in Mrs. Julie C. Moore's name.
sFri~endhsobray sign the e.... il n~ ~ at www.bas-
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass (il., . il.. d -~ Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, (il., .l...ln FI
34972.

Susanne W. Starnes, 79
OKEECHOBEE -Susanne W. Starnes, age 79,
passed away at the Hospice By The Sea in Boca
Raton on May 28, 2010, at 4:10 p.m. She died
from end stage COPD, lung and lymph node
cancer, and renal
failure.
She will be cremat-
ed at Bass Funeral
Home, (il., . 1l~...--,
at a later date.
Her sons, John A.,
Jr., and Kevin L., and
hertz ru sanS ohn
by her bedside just
prior to her passing.
They are certain she
knew they
were with her. John Jr. came here
from Tampa, his home town, and Kevin flew in
from Denver, Colo., which is his home town.
Susanne was born in Charlevox, Mich., in
1930 and came to Florida in 1950. She and John
were married for 57 years from 1952 to 2010.
They were in the military for 24 years and she
was a very good service wife. She, John, Sr., and
Kevin moved to Okeechobee in 1975 after they
retired from the USAF.


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
863-467-2321.


Legion to hold Flag Day
observance on Thursday
The public is invited to the American Le-
gion Post 64 annual flag day observance at
501 S.E. Second St., at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs-
day, June 17. It is customary for us to de-
stroy tattered and torn flags during this cel-
ebration. Flags can be brought to be burned
on this date. The local Cub Scouts and Boy
Scouts are involved with members of Ameri-
can Legion. Everyone is welcome. Call Dan
Fennell for details at 863-763-2950.

Healthy Start Coalition
m88ting Slated f0Friday
The annual meeting for the Okeechobee
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 Exec-
utive Director, Kay Begin, at 863-462-5877.

Fancy IME! group to meet
If you have an embroidery machine, plan
to buy one or are just interested in the concept,
you are invited to join a meeting on Saturday,
June 19, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Red
Cross classroom, 323 N. Parrott Avenue. This
month we will be working with free-standing
lace designs. Bring your machine, designs,
thread and heavy-duty stabilizer to class. For
further information, please call Joan at 863-
467-0290 or Corry at 863-467-2231.

United Way Okeechobee to

meet at Raulerson Hospital
The United Way of Okeechobee will meet
on Tuesday, June 22 at 8 a.m. in the North
Dining Room at Raulerson Hospital. For infor-
mation call, 863-462-5000, Ext. 255.


A Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday, June 23, at 7 p.m., at the
Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750
Highway 98 North Okeechobee. The topic
to be discussed is the 2010/2011 Public Safe-
ty Budget's involving Okeechobee County
law enforcement and fire/rescue agencies.
Okeechobee County Commissioners and
County Administrator are requesting citizen
input regarding cutting some services in or-
der to allow these budgets to be reduced.
Cuts have already been made to Law En-
forcement Personal Services, Operating Ex-
penses and Capital Equipment budget. The
sheriff may be forced to start laying off staff
in order to meet the Commissioners fiscal
requirements. The sheriff has submitted a
2010/2011fiscally conservative budget that
includes a reduction for the third consecu-
tive year but will allow him to provide the
level of law enforcement he feels the county
needs and deserves. This level will allow the
department to stay up with the criminal ele-
ment and maintain our safe Communities to
raise our children in.
Please join us on Wednesday, June 23,
at 7 p.m., at the Okeechobee County Civic
Center, located at 1750 Highway 98 North
Okeedchobee, and let your opinion be
hear .

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
them WI ni Lo Hn ryg eurtroomoat 10da.nt
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-
bee County.

Freedom Outreach Fishing
TOurTament dateS arY Set
The Freedom Outreach Fishing Tourna-
ments will be held on the following dates:
June 27, July 25 and Aug. 29. The $80 cash
entry fee for each tournament in the series
includes the Big Fish Pot and the Classic
Fund, with a 70 percent payback. The final
event, the Classic, will be held Sept. 26. To
qualify for the classic, you must have fished
at least four events from now to August. The
classic will be a one-day event with a $120
cash entry fee. All tournaments are held at
Scott Driver park from safe light until 2 p.m.
with Taylor Creek as the alternate in case of
low water. Please register early. To get an
entry application or for questions, call 863-
634-3790 or 863-634-9889.


Community Events

Hospice to host special


Town Hall Meeting


yard sale Thursday, June 17 is set for June 23









Angel Food Ministries: Church provides food bargains


day of the month. About 40 volunteers unload
the truck and pack the boxes. These volunteers
have the technique perfected. Customers are
asked to bring a box or grocery bags. As a cus-
tomer walks down a long row of tables placed
end to end, volunteers add individual items to
their box, assembly line style. At the end of the
row, the specials are available.
With each order the menu for the next
month is distributed. Correct cash orders
for the next month can then be taken at the
church office each week day from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. up until about a week before the next
delivery. Food stamps orders are taken at the
church office two days each month just before
the deadline. For more information on orders
call the church office at 863-763-2171.

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Okeechobee News
Many frugal shoppers take advantage of the
Angel Food Ministry of First Baptist Church.
inBumpyroLirghtsey wascinvolve henwbrinon
the Missions Council of the church and was
concerned that the church was not meeting
people's food needs. In the fall of 2008 she first
heard about Angel Food Ministries.
Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-
denominational organization that provides
food throughout the United States. The pro-
gram began in 1994 with 34 families in Monroe,
Ga. and now serves hundreds of thousands of
families in 44 states. Nationwide, the program
uses 45,000 volunteers and about 210 employ-
ees to distribute food to over 5,200 volunteer
host sites.
"I couldn't find anything bad about it," Mrs.


Lightsey said. So First Baptist Church became
a distribution point for Angel Food with Mrs.
Lightsey in charge.
Each month 100 to 125 people order food.
For $30 a wise shopper can feed a family of
four for a week. While the price is the same
each month, the menu varies. The June menu
contains New York strip steaks, a mac and beef
dinner, chicken breasts, ground beef, fish bits,
chicken sausage, eggs, green beans, onions,
peppers, rice, pasta sauce, pasta, potatoes,
dessert and milk.
In addition to the basic box, each month
there are several specials. At first a customer
had to buy the basic box in order to get a spe-
cial but that is no longer true. The specials vary
in pnice and menu each month. For June the
specials include a 5.5 pound assorted meat grill
box for $23, a six pound box of chicken and
ribs for $17, a flavored hamburger grill box for
$19 and $22 for a fruit and veggie box. The $21


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Food items are added to boxes assem-
bly-line style.
Bit O'Blessing Box contains hamburger steaks,
mac and beef dinner entree, chicken breasts,
fajita strips, smoked sausage, green beans,
rice, broccoli, onions, peppers and fruit.
Each month there is also a $35 seafood
7:fyk.c eosdennoes s$2 w lt suy es con
pop them into the microwave and serve them.
There is also an after school box of snacks and
an after school fruit box. For those suffering
from allergies there is the Allergen-Free F~oodl
Box for $23.
Mrs. Lightsey said that some people think
Angel Food is a welfare program. That is not
true. There are no income or other require-
ments. Anyone can order an Angle Food box.
She also said that some people feel that if they
order a box, it will prevent someone more
needy from getting a box. That is not true ei-
ther.
Usually the delivery date is the fourth Satur-


tours which he did
with Chris Tomlin.
RSVP, lease, to
Nancy Vaughan,
863-763-4021. A e
Peace Luther-
an School,750
N.W. 23rd Lae i lc o
having its saeneond iTB f
year of summer *
camp with a theme Worship
of "Superheroes for y
God." A full day program beginning at 7:30
and ending at 5:30 is being offered. Ses-
sions will continue for 8 weeks. Please call
863-763-7566 for more information.
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W.
23rd Lane, will be having Vacation Bible
School June 21-25. The theme is "A High
Sea of Adventure" and the hours will be 6
to 8:30 p.m. For more information or to
register, check our webpage http:/www.
groupvbspro.com/ez/PeaceOkee.
Oakview Baptist Church will be hav-
ing Vacation Bible School Monday through
Friday, June 21 June 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.
each evening. The theme is "Saddle Ridge
Ranch."
First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth
St., is having "Saddle Ridge Ranch" Vaca-
tion Bible School July 12-16 in the morn-
ings from 8:30 to noon for children from
kindergarten through fifth grade.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave., is changing the time of
Sunday Morning Worship from 10:30 a.m.
to 9:30 a.m. for the months of June, July
and August.
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W
32nd Ave, is currently accepting registra-
tion for Upwards Soccer for boys and girls
ages K-4 through sixth grade. You may pick
up a registration form at the church office
anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon-
day through Thursday.
Cowboys for Christ will meet Thurs-
day, June 17 at the Basinger Community
Center. There will be a potluck supper
beginning at 6 p.m. Services will start at 7
p.m. Buddy Hancock will be the featured
speaker. For more information call Doyle
McDuffie at 863-763-2285.
NASA comes to Okeechobee. Well al-
most. Everyone is invited to participate in
the Galactic Blast! First United Method-
ist Church, 200 N.W Second St., is having
Vacation Bible School this week through
June 18. Evenings will begin with a light
supper at 5:30 p.m. and classes are from
6 to 8 p.m. Adults will be in the Sanctu-
ary and doing a Louie Giglio (North Point
Community Church, Atlanta) video series
based on his "Incredible" and "Passion"


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By Charles M. Murphy Pennington played football with Grace at
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with a cash donation so they could purchase
Joh ~ ar illl~o ltlo pp a heequipment for the camp. He said he really
at he Okechbe Civ~ic Centerlcm Stra enjoys helping grass roots organizations like
Chaka's Stars, 'Communities Holding AllChksStr.
Kids Accountable Successfully,' its volunteers, It is always great to help a former team-
seveal orme Okechbee ootall layrs'mate out. I think it's important when you can
and iam Dolhinquaterbck had ennng'take some time to let kids know you care about
ton wereami olhng those whomCade theent ag them and are thinking about them," he said.
huge success. It was free for all participants. Penniy nton sai gas roounts n dorgnztion h
The Chaka's Stars Foundation mission is to ral nwtecmuiyadd h ad
empower and enrich the youth in this commu- okncsayt epkd."l hs is
nity prvidng hemwithproram, srvieswant is a chance and an opportunity and a little
andty skoisg to ensr ant upaorallelsedopportu bit of help. I'm always willing to help them.
an sity to achieve and mantaainleldong sucess Pennington, who suffered an injury last year
nit toacheveandmaitai lielog scces.and lost his starting job to Chad Henne, said
Thefoobal plyer onhan ar exellnthe is very excited about the 2010 season and
rolemodls or tesekid as achof hempredicted good things for the Dolphins. He also
earned a college education thanks to athletic left the kids with the message of always doing
scholarships. their best in whatever they do. "All you can
Chak Smth sid e wa thille toseeask yourself is to give it everything you have
the urnut nd sid he rogrm cntiuesand give it your best shot and let the chips fall
to grow and prosper. "I see a lot of positive where they may. There's a lot to be said about
empat Ifromdt is prog am. Yu h veins me using rourn bra tn sdin Idu mrts "oah
This program is here to help the youth of this
community and give them every advantage we tFhardutd tblni
can. West Virginia State, Nate Pollard a student and
Smith said he hopes to hold an annual cornerback at Concord University, Curtis Jones
event. He also wants to see more Okeechobee agaut fMrhl nvriy ldtn
kids come out and enjoy the free program nextCoeathrrdueofMsalUnvsiy
year. Rogers Beckett who
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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy ordination techniques
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during Saturday's football camp. Chad Pennington (right) gives importance of catching
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the ball.
Tyrone Smith spoke to the kids about the
fundamentals of running backs. There were
also clinics for linebackers, defensive linemen
and offensive linemen with various coaches.
After the camp the kids played some two
hand touch football scrimmages to show off
what they had learned. All of the campers also
received autographed posters from Grace,
Beckett, and Pennington. The players also gra-
ciously posed for photographs with the kids.
The campers also received free shirts.
Grace said he was excited that so many kids
took part. He said he is dedicated to helping
the youth in this community, "Me and Chaka
are lifelong friends. We have been through


what these kids have been thro~ugh. We had a
lot of good people help us and keep us on the
straight and narrow so I'm all for doing any-
thing I can do to help him instill in these kids
what was instilled in us."
Grace said he thinks meeting some of these
famous players will inspire these kids. He not-
ed this might be the only chance some of these
kids have to meet famous people. "It is not
very often that a town like Okeechobee can
bring somebody that has been on TV."
Chaka's Stars starts their summer youth ex-
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Aukeemian 1Mills stars at football camp


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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee Brahman wide receiver
was named Most Valuable Player for sopho-
more wide receivers at a recent National Un-
derclassmen combine held in Miami.
Aukeemian Mills was one of 2,000 ath-
letes nation wide that have attended com-
bines across the country in the past year. He
was able to compete in the 40 yard dash, the
tra aluep pth long jump, and in various
Mills said he was thrilled to learn from a
great group of college players, college coach-
es, and former NFL players. "It was a lot of
fun. We did a lot of things and I learned a
lot.
Results from all of these combines are
sent directly to every college in America at ev-


ery level. The combine is considered the best
way to get exposure for high school athletes.
Mills could be named to play in the first
ever National Underclassmen All America
game to be played in Atlanta later this year.
One hundred kids from across the country
will be allowed to play in this game.
"It is a good way to get noticed by colleg-
es. I felt pretty good about the way I played in
the event," Mills added.
Mills also is now profiled on Rivals.com
a major supplier of information for college
recruiters.

readM Ilors ft llissena n inc te nal et nHS
"All I'm worried about is having a good sea
son this year. I want to do my assignments,
block, train hard, and try to get as many
catches and yards as I can.


By Charles M. Murphy
OkAe hobeealleTam .ll...<: slump ruined
Okeechobee chances for a state tournament bid
at this past weekends District 8 AA Dixie Youth
bas alli umeameer i om rsne mostly of kids
8 and under lost a key game Friday night to
Avon Park by one run and that loss cost them a
chance to compete in the State Tournament in
July in HardeerCou Iegaeal h ay e
actually 1e four te fir tw sorotnheree nnmne a
the difference. We weren't hitting the ball that
well and basically scored runs on their errors."
Okeechobee fell to Avon Park 8-7 and Avon
Park stayed in the winner's bracket which was a
key development in the tournament.
Okeechobee went on to sweep a pair of
games as they faced elimination on Saturday.


The team defeated Lantana 23-1 and Sebring
Nto eea h3bee had to take on eventual District
Champion Sebring American on Sunday and
were eliminated 9-3. Sebring went on to shut
out Avon Park twice for the championship, 15-0
Durfee said all of his players did very well on
defense but noted his team didn't swing the bat
well. They managed just three hits in the loss to
Seb'heodne euns as great. I felt we did well to
hood seobnngtto onyt nin nst. Thhat was hei
15 runs per game," he added.
Players on the team included Deven Tedders,
Jay Krall, Mikey Bobrowski, Ozzy Osceola, Cole
Younger, Braxton Berryman, James Ward, Chase
Storey, Darian Deck, Tanner Shore Nick Hay
ford and Bradley Kirk. Coaches included Durfee,
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gave a donation of $300 to Matt Buxton for
Grad Night. A donation of $100 was given to
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The remaining members of the Forty &
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which include programs that promote child
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forty men or eight horses. This uncomfort-
able mode of transportation was familiar to
all who fought in the trenches; a common
small misery among American soldiers
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The famous Okeeburger is back. The gi-
ant hamburger, invented by the Mohr family
in 1982 is now being served at Uncle Larry's
Rim Ditch Cafe, 2117 U.S. 441 S.E. across
from Pier II Motel. Owner Larry McKane
says that the giant burger is now bigger than
it da.Iti 00 e ct tc r 2ebnd be eor d
to. What makes the Okeeburger, according
to Mr. McKane is the topping of Okee sauce


which is composed of secret ingredients.
"We just sort of fell into this," Mr. McK-
ane said of the Rim Ditch Cafe, which is his
second restaurant operation and opened
about a month ago. For many years he has
been operating Barracuda's north of town
on U.S. 441 N.
Another specialty is the Skunk Ape Burg-


er which has chilli, cheese, bacon and skunk
ape sauce comprised of secret ingredients.
Uncle Larry's also has breakfast and
lunch specials. In addition, they serve 'gator
tail, frog legs, grilled fish, sliced pork sand-
wiches and they also have a salad bar.
The hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m, seven days
a week.


By Charles Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Volun-
teers will host their annual Firecracker Fund-
raiser Beauty Pageant on Saturday, June 19,
at 6 p.m., at the Okeechobee High School
Lecture Hall.
Money raised is used to purchase firefight-
ing equipment and fire prevention materials
for the children of Okeechobee County.
Various age groups are eligible to com-
pete in the pageant each year. The girls di-
vision includes the Baby Miss which is 11
rnonth ad y ung~er, ToxkilejttMiss 12- 3

years old, Petite Miss 7-9, Junior Miss 10-13
and Miss 14-20 years.
The boys division includes Baby Master
0-11 months, Tiny Master 12-23 months,
Little Master 2-3 years, and Junior Master 4-6
years. There is a beauty competition, most
photogenic, most beautiful or handsome,
and a best dressed award.
Organizer Donnie Arnold said he expects


a good number of kids again this year de-
spite the economic woes in the community.
He said they usually have 50 kids in the com-
petition. "It's pretty fun and it's entertaining.
The kids have a lot of energy and really enjoy
it." Arnold noted they bring in out of town
judges so all of the judges have an open
mind. He said the money raised is used well
as volunteers in the past have purchased
pagers that can be used to call them in for
service calls. They have also used money to
purchase bunker gear for volunteers. Some
of the money also goes to other charitable

cauW are looking forward to a good event
this year. The kids get some great prizes and
love to ride in the parades during the year.
The show will go on regardless of how many
contestants we have," he added. Prizes
awarded include star crowns, trophies, ban-
ner, flowers, and savings bonds.For more in-
formation call Donnie Arnold 863-634-6464,
or Margie at the Fire Rescue offices at 863-
763-5544 during regular business hours.


The OHS Finance Academy wishes to
proudly congratulate the 2009-2010 stu-
dent of the year, Alayda Velasquez. Ms. Ve-
lasquez was recognized Tuesday, May 25,
at awards night for her outstanding service
to the Academy
over the last three
b ars. "lya ch
asset to the Acad-
emy of Finance,"
Academy Director
Daryl Roehm said.
"She graduated
3;1with nearly all As
in Academy cours-
Ses, attended and
Alayda Velasquez helped coordinate


all Academy trips and fundraising events,
worked tirelessly to help make Little Lake
Bank a success, and has been a phenome-
nal mentor to other members." Alayda will
be attending IRSC in the fall.
The Finance Academy is for those stu-
dents wishing to pursue a career in the
business world, with an emphasis on the
finance industry. Students must pass a list
of prescribed courses during their high
school years, along with a paid internship.
"Alayda along with the rest of the graduat-
ing members of the Academy, have worked
extremely hard over the last three years to
complete the program," Roehm continued.
"I believe they all have successful careers
awaiting them in the future."


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In preparation for the coming hurricane
season, emergency responders on the local,
state and tribal level as well as Red Cross,
civil air patrol, Flonida Power and Light and
Glades Electric representatives met with
Okeechobee County Emergency Manage-
ment Director1MikeeFa IknerFFridday aft r

Management District (SFWMD) Okeecho-
bee Service Center. The group also included
representatives from the property appraiser's
office. Mr. Faulkner said their input would
rrncssr o 1%c pminay tts r es aftr a
blown away. They could also verify the pre-
storm value of destroyed properties.
vcGary Ritt id direpstorr of the SF MD Ser-
best emergency management groups in the
16 counties srve t eSdFWth D.th ainl
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) is predicting 14 to 23 named storms
this season. The average is 11. Of those
named storms they are predicting 8-14 hur-
ricanes with the normal number being 6.
"The potential for disaster is very large."
Mr. Faulkner said.
He explained that in August of 2009
Okeechobee County Commissioners had
approved the national incident manage-
ment system (NIMS) for disaster response.
This is a system mandated by Homeland Se-
curity that provides a consistent nationwide
approach for federal, state, local and tribal


governments and pri-
vate sector organiza-
tions to work together
to prepare for, respond
tosand recovder front di- .
Mr. Faulkner had made
a presentation to the
commissioners as to
how tahuT strem otrhk
one of the benefits of
such uniform system ::.e.:., '
is that after several
days local emergency Okeechobee Coun
responders would be Faulkner, standing,
ready for a break and ers on hurricane pr
emergency respond-
ers from other areas or
from state agencies could be brought in to
rof fi 1alst whbn facing a disaster is
for thnee .omssoes tisu la 1oa Sta e
agency administrator and an incident com-
mander. The agency administrator is the
representative of the local government. The
incident commander is directly concerned
with response activities. There is also a pol-
icy advisory group made up of elected and
appointed officials who set policy.
Mr. Faulkner recommended to the com-
missioners that they, the city council, the
mayor, the sheriff, the clerk of the courts and
at least one representative from the school
board make up the policy advisory commit-
tee.


Ity Emergency Manager Director Mike
addresses a group of emergency respond-
eparedness on Friday afternoon, June 11.
The NIMS also calls for an operations sec-
tion chief, a planning section chief, a logis-
tics section chief, a finance section chief and
ap. Fl ne lm ate dot tf a storm is com-
ing people can refill prescriptions up to sev-
en days early.
The health department has been desig-
nated as a special needs shelter. However,
the only facilities they can provide are elec-
tricity and oxygen. Each person at the spe-
cial needs shelter must be accompanied by
a caregiver.
Currently there are no local pet friendly
shelters. However, some local veterinarians
will house animals during a hurricane.
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monthly, 1st and last.
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p~ursruan tote onalh chcree of foreclosure entered In a case pending In said
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
BIGlaLAK NATIONAL BANK,
TIMOTHY R FARLEY and CHERYL A. FARLEY, his wife and
HEDR ER G SETT,
and the docket number of which Is: 2009-CA-721.
ANY PERSON CLAMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OFTH
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
WITNESS my hand and the oficial seal of said Court, this 4th dayof
June, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circut Cut
of Okeechobee County, Foia

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IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
counTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.:2~009-CC-286
CARL S. MAXWELL,
Plaintirr,
vs.
MAYOR R ROSALES and MARY
Y. ROSALES, husband and wife,
and any unknown tenants in
possession,
Defendants.
NOTTCF OF FORFCI OSURF SAL F
Notice Is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Final judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated May 14, 2010, and
entered In Case No. 2009-CC-286, of
the County Court of the 19th Judicial
Circuit In and for Okeechobee
County, Florida, wherein CARL S.
MAXWELL, Is the Plaintiff and MAYN-
OR R. ROSALES and MARY Y RO-
SALES, husband and wife, and any
unknown tenants In possession, are
Defen anstbd Irwil r.l to tshe glhehst
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL
CENTER, 312 NW n Street, IURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR,
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at
21000 tahemfo lwin 4 ri d f July,
e2ty set foth In said Fina roud -


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CLAM WITH-IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SA led the 11th day of June, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY Linda F. Youn
Deputy Cler
In accordance with the Americans
Dsbled saabrs nsAwh a D
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVILDIVISION
CASE NO.
472008CA000531XXXXXX
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE ELLINGTON TRUST SERIES
2007-1
Plaintiff
vs.
JULIO C. LANDIN-PINO; et al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order or Summary Final Judg-
ment of foreclosure dtd
5/28/2010, and entered In Case No.
472008CA000531XXXXXX of the Cir-
cult Court In and for Okeechobee


County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK
USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE ELLINGTON
TRUST SERIES 2007-1 Is Plaintiff and
JULIO C. LAINDIN-PINO; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A
NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS AC-
TION, OR HAVING OR CLAIIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, HITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DE-
SCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at lury Assembly Room, 2nd
Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial
Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 30th day of June, 2010, the
following descrl ed property as set
forth In said Order or Final Judg-
ment, to wit:


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LOT 8, LAIZY SEVEN RANCH ACRES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN PLAIT BOOK 5
PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIf
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
ANY PERSON CLAMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNERS AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, pesons
needing special accommoda ion to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the Court Administration no
later than seven business day prior
to the proceeding at T~esphone
772-807-4370 or 1-800-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service
DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on


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6/2/2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Linda E Youn
As Deputy Clert
SMITH, HIATT& DIAZ, RA.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
PO Box 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
Telephone: (954)564-0071
3567710N 6/9,16/10

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IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2010-CC-061
PUBLIC RISK MANAGEMENT, INC.,
as Subrogee of CITY OF OKEECHO-
BEE, a Florida municipal corporation,
and CITY OF OKEECHOBEE,
Plaintifs,
vs.
SANTIAGO VEGA,
Defendant.
NOTTCF OF ACTION
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTICED that
a Complaint for damages has been
bled a alnst you and yo ar e
quired ao serve a copy of you w t-
ten defenses to:
DONOVAN A. ROPER, ESQUIRE,
plaintiff's attorney, whose address Is
116 N. Park Ave., Apopka, FL 32703


IIIII
within 20 days after publication of
this notice and ile the original an-
swer with the Clerk of Court either
before service on plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter If a defen-
dant falls to do so, a default will be
entered against that defendant for
the relief demanded In the complaint
or petiton.
DATED ON March 16, 2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circult Court
By /s/ Heather Thomas
Deputy Clerk
357606 ON 6/16,23,30;7/7/10

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June 16, 2010 Okeechobee News 19


1- INVITATION TO BID
BID # 2010-02
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
EQUIPMENT SHED
1.1 Public Nobce Is hereby given that sealed bids for the above referenced
Rid # 70 10-2 Central County Water ContrnI District Fquipment
Shu[ will be received by the Board of Supervisors for the Central County
Water Control Distrct (herelnafter referred to as "CCWCD", "OWNER," or
"DISTRICT"), at the DISTRICT's office at the following address:
Central County Water Control District
475 S. Cabbage Palm Street
Clewiston, Florida 33440
until 2:00 p.m. local time on June 22, 2010, for furnishing labor and
materials and performing all work set forth In the Invitaton to Bld, Instruc-
tlon to Bldders, Bld Form, Construction Contract, Detailed Speclications and
Attachments which comprise the Bld Documents. Such work Includes the
constructon of an equipment shed at the DISTRICT office site. Immediately
following the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all bid propo-
sals which have been submitted In accordance with the conditions of the In-
vitaton to Bld, Instructions to Bldders and any Addenda Issued In relation to
this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders may attend the


1.2A pre-bid meeting shall be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday June 14, 2010,
at the DISTRICT office located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston,
Florida.
1.3 The work made the subject hereof Is descrbed In the bid documents b-
tied RTD # 7010-07 CENTRAL COUNTY WATFR CONTROL DTSTRTCT
FOUTPMFNT SHFD. copies of which may be obtained from Rock Enterpris
es, Inc., 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida, 33935, or from Central
County Water Control District 475 South Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston,
Florida 33440, for the non-refundable sum of $25.00. For additonal Infor-
mation you may contact Carolyn Hester, District Manager, at 863-983-5797
or Rock Abou]aoude, PE., Distrct Engineer, at 863-612-0011.
1.4 Each bid must be submitted In duplicate on the prescrbed bid form and
accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form,t~abale to the Central
ufh~e bi a rout l sub tr c rs sas be dc ard on a spart fr
1.5 The Bld may be withdrawn prior to the date and bme of bid o eig

drw his Bld for a period of forty-hve (45)p cedar days after theadate oi
bid opening without written consent of the DISTRICT
1.6In order to perform public work, the successful Bldder shall have all II-
censes and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regula-
tlons and ordinances.
1.7 Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein,
the DISTRICT will conduct such inveibgations as are necessary to deter-
mine the performance record and ability of the apparent low bidder to per-
form the size and type of work specified under this Invitaton to Bld. Upon
request, the Bldder shall submit such Information as deemed necessary by
the DISTRICT to evaluate the bidder's quallications. The DISTRICT re-
serves the right to award the bid to the lowest responsible and qualified
bidder based on available funding.
1.8 The DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or with-
out cause, and/orae~pt bids that In it's judgment will be In the best Inter-
est of the DSRCand the DISTRICT specifically reserves the
naht to relect all bids and proceed to accomplish Its oblective
without awarding any contract pursuant to this Invitabon. The DIS-
TRICT also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for a
period of time, which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond
ninety (90) calendar day's from the bid opening date during which time the
DISTRICT at Its sole discreton may release the bid security.
DATED this 7th day oflune, 2010.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT


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ToWhom It May Concern:
You are hereby noticed that the
following described lvestck, one
2year old baymare apoiae
l14hwtestarone aged
htutgelding approximately
15hh white blaze; and one chest-
nut mare approximately 15hh both
hind legs white socks, are now i-
pounded at Okeechobee CountY
AnmlControl, 1480 NW 25th
Drive, Okeechobee, FI 34972. The
amutdue by reason of such i-
pounding Is $110.00. The above
dsrbdlivestock, w I, unless r-
demdwthin 3 da s from the
daehereof, be offered for saleat
public auction to the highest and
best bidder for cash.
AnmlControl
ofOkeechobee County, Florida
357428 ON 6/16/10
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN ANODU ,OFKE HOBEE
CASE NO.: 09-CA-347
CLAUDE A.BOWEN and
IEWEL A. BOWEN
Plaintiffs
vs.
OSCAR KIZAR, AFFORDABLE BUILD-
ING CONCEPTS, LLC., a Florida Ilmit-
ed labllty company, and GREEN
CYPRESS GROUP, LLC., a Florida lm-
Ited liabiltcompany,

NOTTCF OF ACTION
TO: Oscar Klzar
20r BahhPFloerda
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action for Breach of Contract has
been iled against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defense, If any, to it on DEVIN R.
MAXWELL, Esquire, 405 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
and ile the original with the Clerk of
the above styled Court on or before
thl~hleirt s, of the inst publication,
ndleteoriginal with the clerk of
this court either before service on
the plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded In the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on this 8th day of June,
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of CircultCourt
By: Linda E Young
DEPUTY CLERK
357160 ON 6/16,23,30;7/7/10
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 2010-CA-168
CARLOS AYALAI
VICTOR AYALA -RODRIGUEZ,
and MARIA MENDDZA,
Plaintifs,
VS.
THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM B. ODOM,
CATHYODOM,and
PATRICIA DUNNE HELTON,
Defendants.
NOTTCF OF ACTION
TO: PATRICIA DUNNE HELTON
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to quiet title of the follow-
Ing9 descrbed property In Okeecho-
beCounty, Florida, to-wit:
PARCEL:
Lots 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 Block21
SOUTHWEST ADDITION T

:~Oh arof c~goe~,c ed~
County, Florida.
Parcel ID:
3-21-37-35-0170-00210-0030
has been iled against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defense, If any, to It on DE-
VIN R. MAXWELL, Esquire, 405 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972 and ile the or lnal with the
beoe thit adbay of he hrs tu lc:
tlon otherwise a judgment may be
enterde against you Io the relief de-
sa uErSo tyhtand ad the sealn f
2010. '
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
DEPUTY CLERK
3572510N 6/16,23,30;7/7/10


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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy


School board honors students and teachers

During a recent meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board, outstand-
ing Students were honored. Cassidy Giles of Everglades (right) poses with
Su George (center) and School Board member Gay Cariton. Giles won the A
plus reading award for her school.


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(Photo above left) Alex Campbell was Seminole Elementary Schools top read-
er of the year. He posed with School Board member Gay Cariton (left) and
community member Su George (back). (Photo above right) Noah LaGrange
of Central Elementary won the A plus reading award for his school. Commu-
nity member Su George is also pictured.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Stephanie Pierce


Folding the flag
Members of Cub Scout Pack 964 and Boy Scout Troop 964 folded more than
70 American flags in preparation for the upcoming Flag Retirement Ceremo-
ny. Also pictured are Ray Worley, Chairman Big Lake District BSA and mem-
bers of American Legion Post 64. When the United States flag (Old Glory)
becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new
flag, and the old flag should be "retired" with all the dignity and respect be-
fitting our nation's flag. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 17, at
6 p.m. at American Legion Post 64. If you have an old flag to retire, please
bring it to the American Legion before the ceremony. For more information,
contact Dan Fennell 863-763-2950.


(Above left) Anthony Metcalfe of North Elementary won the district award
in the A plus reading program. Also in this photo are School Board member
Gay Cariton (left) and Su George. (Abvove right) Maggie Cable (right) retired
after 35 years of teaching. The award was presented by School Superinten-
dent Dr. Patricia Cooper.





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