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to discuss the sheriff's budget, as
well as the 2010/11 spending plan
for the Okeechobee County Fire/
Rescue Department. However, it
was the sheriff's budget and po-
tential personnel layoffs that drew
the most cornrent from the crowd
of over 400 peo le atnthe Okeecho-

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COunty meeting set
for Tuesday to
discuss new tax

By Eric Kopp

Okteet:Fuin had a couple of
days to think about it, Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff Paul May said
he was very happy with the way
Wednesday night's town hall meet-
ing turned out
The June 23 meeting was held


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May told the more than 400
people in attendance at a June 23 town hall meeting that he
will never allow money to endanger lives or compromise the
safety of personnel at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice.


By Betty Bockoras
Special to the Okeechobee News
Sadie Sanders, born April 12, 1920
in Okeechobee, rarely talked about her
past, never boasted about her accon-
plishrnents. Before her death on June 4,
2010, she requested there be no funeral
no nernorial service, just a simple burial
beside her late husband in Ohio.
Having lost both father and mother
in early childhood, Sadie was raised by
her aunt and uncle, Hardy and Thelma
Walker. Her Aunt Thelma called her "my
little girl," and her four cousins, Johnny,
Aletha, Deretha and Jerry, called her "sis-
tr"
Sadie graduated from Okeechobee
High School in l939.After completing her
secretarial training at Carnp Roosevelt,
she returned to Okeechobee to work for
Attorney TornConley, Sr. She also worked
for Bill Hendry, Sr., who at the time was
the representative of Okeechobee County


in the Florida House of Representatives.
In the early stages of World War II, the
Maritime Cornrission in Washington,
D.C. was looking for employees for the
war shipping administration. Sadie ap-
plied and was hired.
While in Washington, Sadie roorned
with three other girls: Luke (Lucille),
Margie, and Ethel. Her friendship with
these ladies stayed intact throughout her
life. The only one still living is Luke, now
84, who lives in Oklahoma.
In the waning days of World War II,
Sadie took advantage of another oppor-
tunity at the American Foreign Service
Auxiliary. She was issued a uniform and
sent to Paris to work at the 11.S. Embassy
in France. During her stay there, the 11.S.
Government provided a room for her at
the Hotel Crillon
Although Sadie liked her work at the
See SADIE-- Page 5


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Special to the Okeechobee News
Little Sadie, pictured with her mother Nel Sand-
ers, lost her parents at a young age.


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The Okeechobee American T-ball team has qualified for the state tournament to
be played in Hardee beginning July 3. Team members are: (first row, left to right)
Wyatt Friend, Jacob Hardy, Emery Coleman, Dekoya Nunez, Jordan Bobrowski
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Okeechobee American will open their state
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has n
been arrested and booked ;
into the county jail in con-
nci wth the theft f a
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Street home Dsi hc
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Dustin Chad Puckett, 19, S.R. 78 W,
was arrested Wednesday, June 23, on a
felony charge of grand theft-firearm. He was
booked into the Okeechobee County Jail un-
der a bond of $10,000.
According to an arrest report by Detective
William Maerki of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Puckett, also known
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lbs. Aggravated Battery
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Rebecca Ann Blair, DOB 9/7/1972,
5'11", 240 lbs. Grand Theft. Criminal Use of
ID information. Bond $15,000.


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
*Chad Owen Woodham, 26, S.W 86th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 22 by
DOC's Melissa Spencer on a charge of viola-
tion of probation resisting a law enforce-
ment officer with violence. He is being held
without bond.


*Tanya Leigh Law, 24, S.W 30th Terrace,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 22 by De-
tective William Maerki on charges of utter-
ing a forged instrument and grand theft. Her
bond was set at $10,000.
*Guadalupe Mascorro, 35, Smith Ryals
Road, Plant City, was arrested June 25 by
Deputy John Hazy on a charge of possession
of cocaine. His bond was set at $10,000.
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here who is later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped is wel-
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Public Forum/Speak Out


Reflections from the Pulpit


4 Okeechobee News


Sunday, June 27, 2010


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

Budget deficit
*There has to be job cuts or serious re-
duction in salaries. Did you really need to
restore the old courthouse when you built a
$3 million one? If you want a memory of it,
take a picture. The county will still be paying
taxes on it, just like the pink elephant known
as the illustrious civic center which gobbles
up our hard earned tax money while not
being able to justify EVER being built. And
good ole boy, good ole boy, whoever built it
hoodwinked every county commish on the
board at the time. A total cost of $10 million
ad iths I ot evenaAC.aFor $1C0 mIllio iti uld
at the county which are useless in the first
place and there you go, you're on the right
track.
*Before you vote for a county com-
missioner, check out their votes on county
issues. I believe that all the votes on issues
are on the county web site if anybody ever
wants to know about certain votes.

Smoking in the men's room
*Stores need to supervise the men's
bathrooms. My child went to use the rest-
room and a man was smoking inside and
another was drinking a beer. My child has
bad asthma and ended up coughing a lot.
Okeechobee is a nice place to live. Either re-
spect the law or be arrested and go to jail.

Zombie Apocalypse
*Apparently the Okeechobee Emer-
gency Management Office is prepared for all
emergencies. On their web site, a plan for

Annx ha seoun a part oo tbh O eco e
County Comprehensive Emergency Manage-
ment Plan. Does the EOC know something
we don't? Are there zombies in Okeechobee
planning a takeover? Editor's note: Mike
Faulkner of the Okeechobee Emergency
Management Oflice explained that the


Zombie Apocalypse plan was written as
an emergency management drill. The
plan has been on the web site for more
than a year, but unless you know to type
in Annex Z after the web address, it does
not show up, so few of those who visit
the EOC web site had ever seen it. It was
a creative exercise in planning for a pan-
demic ando sorcialhuprising, done over

*The way some elected officials act at
the meetings, it makes you wonder if there
aren't already some zombies here ...
*This has been in the news for weeks.
It is just a training exercise, like the fake
hurricane they have every year to test EOC
readiness. The traffic sign in the picture
was backed in Gainesville and the message
changed to "Zombie Attack."
*Once again the TV station from the
coast doesn't bother to get the facts. They
didn't bother to mention on the TV news
that the report on this training exercise was
on that web site a year ago. They went on
and on about how it is 75 pages and didn't
other to menti nt tht i a

didn't bother to mention that
the University of Florida did a
similar training exercise and
everyone had a good laugh
when their zombie plan was
on their emergency preparedness web site
last fall. Slow news day indeed.
Well it's a bit creepy if you ask me.
Kind of funny how everyone is scared
of a little news spoof but nobody is talking
about the real news on WPTV about the
packed civic center and the discussion by
our sheriff.
*I don't see why people say this is a joke.
Zombies are going to attack one day.
*The zombie attack emergency plan
was just an exercise in creative thinking, and
I think Mike Faulkner should be commended
for the thought and work he put into it. Do-
ing these exercises makes emergency work-
ers think about what they would do if their
stnat d pn d nt i Itde n rtn swance
at a big risk of being overrun by zombies,
the threat of pandemic is real. And if people
were dropping dead from a highly infectious
virus, it would not take long for panic to set
in and for society to fall apart if officials were
not ready with plans for quarantines, emer-
gency food programs, security plans, etc.


land or send a plague among my people, if
my people, who are called by my name, will
humble themselves and pray and seek my
face and turn from there wicked ways, then
will I hear from heaven and will forgive their
sin and will heal their land." Peter said it an-
other way in Acts 3:19: "Repent, then, and
turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped
out, that times of refreshing may come from
the Lord..."
The church must examine itself! Awak-
enings don't happen when the church sits
around hoping the rest of the town wakes
up and comes to see them. Awakenings
happen when God's people return to him.
When we see our actions through the eyes
of a Holy God, and truly begin to see our lives
as He sees us, then we will have the desire
to purge ourselves of our sins so that "times
of refreshing might come from the Lord."
When we return to Him, it says in Hosea 6,
"he will come to us like the winter rains, like
the spring rains that water the earth."
For the Christians among you who think
that awakening needs to happen only for
the lost, then you should begin to ask God
about your spiritual pride. For those of you
who see the need, hit your knees and pray
for revival of your soul. Aman named Evan
Roberts was praying with a group of fellow
believers one night in Wales in 1904. He lis-
tened as he heard the cries for revival in his
city, "Bend us Lord, Bend us." God pierced
his heart and he began to cry out, "Bend me,
Lord, Bend me." Out of that prayer meeting,
God sparked a revival that would see a great
change come to Wales. Over a hundred thou-
sand people gave their life to Christ over the
next year. You can check the public records,
crime decreased, brothels closed, jails were
empty. Families were reunited, stolen goods
returned and feuds were forgotten. I would
love to tell you it continued till this day, but
we have a tendency to forget God.
In Okeechobee, come and let us return
to Him! Begin to cry out with me for a great
awakening to begin in our homes, in our
churches. But let us not do so by asking
God to fix our neighbor, instead ask God to
"Bend ME"!


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' Bend Me'

By Elder Cary McKee
More 2 Life Ministries
Let me start by saying, I love Okeecho-
bee! I love the people! I love the small town
feel! I love the fact that there still seems to be
a moral stability in its roots! However, if we
are honest with ourselves, our little town, is
a mirror of the rest of our nation in the fact
that we have been on a downward spiral for
years now, and it is time to wake up.
Years ago, there was a general thought
that it was the big cities that were full of
enime and rug use. Rght ere in our own
town, our law enforcement officers are
working overtime in a losing battle against
the same things that were once thought to
only live in the city. The jails are full, the
bars are full, the drug houses are full, and
the churches are not. There is an epidemic
that runs through the underbelly of our little
town of prescription drug use. It has such
a grip that I would guess that every one of
you reading this article knows of someone
close to you, whether family or friend, who
struggle with addiction. It is picking people
off one by one, destroying families along the
way. Something must be done! We are los-
ing a generation!
The answer does not lie in more arrests,
or bigger jails, better schools, or more enter-
tainment. The answer does not lie in more
education on the subject or even in tighter
restrictions being placed on pain manage-
ment clinics. The only solution is for a great
awakening to take place in our homes. That
is right, I said in our homes!
We need revival in the worst way. I am
not talking about a series of meetings with a
guest speaker and special music. I am talk-
ing about a true revival in the heart of every
believer in Okeechobee. We can't sit back
and think ourselves better than anyone else,
or judge from our high horse. First Peter 4:17
says that "judgment begins in the house of
God..."
We are in a spiritual drought, and we
need God's rain! 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 says,
"When I shut up the heavens so that there is
no rain, or command locusts to devour the





her cousins she grew up with, Johnny and
Jerry Walker, Deretha Yoernans and Althea
Barnett. Roday, the only one of that farnily
still living is Jerry, who was the youngest.
Still living in Okeechobee are Sadie's
half-sisters, Alevene Lantz and Patty Hazel-
lief; nieces, Pearl Hazellief and Elaine Davis;
nephews, Ronald Bass and David Hazellief.
Cousins living in Okeechobee include
Mickey Evans, founder of Dunklin Memorial
Carnp; Lillian Walker Underwood, retired
school teacher; Gil Culbreth of the Chevro-
let dealership; Robert Conrad; Lewis (Cosie)
Conrad; Suzanne Morton; Sue Caso; and Su-
sie Hoover.
Other living cousins who have since
moved away include: Dorothy Conrad, Lou
Pierce Lott, Frances Pierce, Eloise Pierce,
Lonnie Pierce, and Dink Pierce.
In her mid 80s, Sadie's health began to
fail. After she fell and broke her hip she
moved into the Okeechobee Health Care Fa-
cility. Although she had no children, she had
many calls and letters from Luke, her old
roornrate in Washington, Maggie's son Ed-
die (Maggie had passed away) and Cecelia
whorn she met in secretarial school.
There were frequent visitors, including
her half-sisters Alevene and Patty.
Sadie's "angel" care to see her every
day. This was the narne she gave Jerry's old-
est daughter Lisa, who read her the Bible
and daily devotions and made sure she had
everything she needed.
By the time of her death at age 90, Sadie
Sanders Stein had lived a long and prosper-
ous life.
Betty Williamson, of the Okeechobee
Historical Society of Okeechobee, is now in


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quite domestic and a good cook. One day
she decided to make a cake for her new
husband and left it on the kitchen counter
for hirn. Upon returning horne, he asked,
"Aren't you going to cut it and serve me a
piece?"
"I made it for you," she replied, "and you
can serve yourself."
Neither one gave in, and as per Sadie's
words years later, "It sat there until it was
petrified."
Her husband, whorn Sadie called Stein,
affectionately nick-narned her "my rebel."
In 1975, Stein died of a heart attack,
leaving Sadie a widow at age 55. She then
moved to Okeechobee to be near farnily
and enjoyed a quiet life of maintaining the
orange grove on her 3-acre property, garden-
ing, and bird watching. She was a nernber
of the National Audubon Society.
She took comfort in having her farnily
nearby: her Uncle Hardy and Aunt Thelma,


the process of collecting data about Sadie's
life as well as the uniform she wore while in
the 11.S. Embassy. These will eventually be
on public display at the Historical Society.


Those three rnen--Alberto Aguilera,
25, Armando Gallardo, 20, and Israel Ava-
los, 31-are currently being held in the
Okeechobee County Jail on an array of fel-
ony charges.
It's this type of proactive police work that
has earned the support and respect of the
citizens of Okeechobee County.
Although a large part of the crowd was
Inade up of OCSO employees, Sheriff May
said he was very happy at the number of
people in the audience who were not nern-
bers of law enforcement.
"I was very pleasantly surprised that
those people took the time to corne out and
speak about our level of law enforcement,"
he said. "Sorne of the people who needed to
hear this were there."
He was referring to current county corn-
Inissioners and those who will be running
for a seat on that board.
And while a large part of Wednesday's
meeting focused on the sheriff's budget and
potential layoffs, there was sorne talk of an
alternative funding option known as a Mu-
nicipality Services Taxing Unit (MSTU).
A large portion of the sheriff's funding
cornes from ad valorern taxes, which are
paid by property owners. However, due to
homestead exemption not all property own-
ers pay these taxes.
But with the MSTil, homestead exernp-
tion will not corne into play and everyone
will then pay their fair share.
For those residents already paying ad
valorern taxes, they will see those taxes re-
duced if the MSTU is put into place.
It was explained that the MSTU can only
be used to fund the law enforcement side
of the sheriff's office budget which, in the
2010/11 budget, cornes up to $9,161,372.
Because there are still more questions
than answers, in regard to the MSTil, county
cornrissioners will hold a special meeting
Tuesday, June 29, to discuss this funding op-
tion. Sheriff May said he will be there.
"I'll be at Tuesday's meeting, but the
MSTU is not my idea and is not something
I'rn bringing before the cornrission," he
said. "I will be there to listen and to see
how it is going to affect the citizens of this
county."
That meeting will be held in the Okeecho-
bee County Health Department auditorium,
1728 N.W Ninth Ave., and will start at 10:30
a.m.


SADIE

Continued From Pagfe 1

Embassy, she longed to see a young man
back in the state of Ohio, narned Walter
Stein. While making plans to visit hirn on
his birthday, Sadie received a letter from
Okeechobee; her Aunt Thelma was ailing
and needed her help.
Rorn between the man she loved and the
kind lady who raised her, she took an early
discharge from her assignment in France
and came back to Okeechobee to take care
of her aunt. .
Finally, on May 7, 1948, Walter and Sadie
were inarnied. They honeymooned in Wash-
ington, D.C., and then settled in Warren,
Ohio. Walter continued his job as a heavy
equipment operator and Sadie worked as a
legal secretary. .
Although a career woman, Sadie was


MS TU

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"I thought it went well," Sheriff May said
Friday. "I thought emotions ran high, but
those people who were there were over-
whelmingly in support of maintaining our
level of law enforcement."
The sheriff is once again being told by the
Okeechobee County Board of County Con-
Inissioners that he needs to cut his 2010/11
budget even more. Including the proposed
spending plan, Sheriff May told the crowd
Wednesday night that he has cut his budget
three years in a row for a total reduction of
7.33 percent.
"I have cut all I can cut without cutting
those people on the road or in the jail," he
told the audience. "For sorne of my people,
this will be the third year they didn't get a
pay raise. To cut their salaries, I will fight it.
But before I lay off one person, I will con-
sider that."
Although he was pleased with the sup-
port shown by nernbers of his department
who attended the meeting, Sheriff May said
he was particularly impressed with the back-
ing expressed by residents of Douglas Park
and Dean's Court. Those residents resolutely
expressed their support of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, and thanked Sheriff
May and his deputies for the attention being
paid to those areas.
Residents from the King's Bay subdivision
were also on hand to express their thanks to
the sheriff's office for heading off what had
the potential to becorne a deadly situation.
On Nov. 6, 2009, two detectives from the
OCSO street crimes unit were searching for
a fugitive in King's Bay when they noticed a
car with Palm Beach County plates zigzag-
ging slowly through the subdivision as if
they were trolling to cornrit a crime.
The detectives--Javier Gonzalez and Bart
Potter--used poorly functioning tail lights as
a reason to stop the car. In the car the de-
tectives found three handguns and a roll of
duct tape.
As they questioned the three Pahokee
men, the detectives learned the men were
reportedly in King's Bay with the intention
of raping a wornan-any woman. And, if
forced too, they were willing to break into a
horne to cornrit the rape.







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Freedom Outreach Fishing
Tournament on Sunday
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.

Orchid Club to meet
The Okeechobee Orchid Club will meet
Monday, June 28, at 7 p.m. at the Extension
Office, 458 Highway 98N. Local grower Vic-
tor Elliott will be our guest speaker. Please
bring any orchids you'd like to show or dis-
cuss. The Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m.
For more information call 863-763-6469.

Alzheimer's Assoc. to host
Safe Return program
The Alzheimer's Association of the Trea-
sure Coast will host their Medic Alert/Safe
Return program in Okeechobee on Monday,
July 28, from until 3 p.m. The event will
be held at the Okeechobee Senior Services
building, 1019 W. South Park Street. The cost
for the event is $54.95 but scholarships are
available for families in need. The program
registers Alzheimer's patients who could
wander away. Patients will receive a brace-
let with an 800 number to help them to be
returned home safely. For more information,
please contact Diane Black at 772-464-8069.

1Martha's House collecting
used cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell
phones to return for money. Martha's House
can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
ticipants. If you have any used cell phones to
donate, call 863-763-2893, or drop them off
at their new administrative office on North
U.S. 441.


Hospice to host yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee (411 S.E. Fourth
Street) will hold a Gigantic Yard Sale on
Wednesday June 30 and Thursday, July 1 '
from 8 a.m. until noon. The sale will not
be open on Friday due to the July 4 holiday.
Specialty Items This Sale: children's play
clothes. We have NEW ITEMS galore offered
at extremely reasonable prices. Funds raised
will benefit patient care, including services
at The Hamrick Home. If you wish to do-
nate items to the Yard Sale, drop off times
are weekdays between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. For
information call 863-467-2321.

FPL bill help available for
10W lco~me SeHIOrS
Okeechobee Senior Services has funds
available to assist low income seniors (age
60 and over) with their FPL electric bills. Call
Kim at 983-462-5180 for more information.
The bill must be from Flonida Power and
Light and the senior citizen must be a resi-
dent of Okeechobee County to qualify for
this assistance.

Raulerson Hospital to host
breakfast event
Raulerson Hospital invites you to break-
fast!
Raulerson Hospital invites the public to a
free breakfast on Thursday, July 8, at 7:30
a.m. in the Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria
1796 Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee. The break-
fast event is to help to introduce the com-
munity to Emergency Room Physician, Dr.
Michael Adelberg and the ER staff. Seating is
limited and an RSVP is required. Please call
Marnie Lauter, Public Relations/Marketing
Coordinator at 863-824-2702 to reserve your
seat. Don't let an emergency be your first in-
troduction to the Emergency Room.

Steak night set for July 2
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, #4137,
9985 Hwy. 441 North will host Steak Night
Friday, July 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Din-
ner will include steak, salad, baked potato
or sweet potato, garlic bread and desert for
a donation of $12. Live entertainment will be
provided by Michael's Memories.


July 4 Barbecue contest set
The inaugural O.L. Raulerson, Jr. July
4th BBQ Contest is set for July 2 and 3, at
Okee-Tantie Marina, 10430 St. Rd. 78 West,
Okeechobee. The contest will feature barbe-
cuing at its finest with backyard barbecuers
putting out their best wood and charcoal
only barbecue and will include "Anything
Butt" and Sauces. Water and electricity will
be provided. Judging for the contest will be
Friday, July 2, at 7 p.m. for Pork Butt, Ribs
and Chicken and Saturday, July 3 at noon
with awards presented for Grand and Re-
serve Overall. The fee is $150 for entries in
first, second and third category. For more
information, please contact Keith Stripling
at 863-634-9108, Laurie Raulerson Stephen
at 863-634-3462 or Bobby Schoonmaker at
863-634-3910.

Red Cross plans July
Health and Safety classes
The Okeechobee Service Center of the
American Red Cross will be holding the fol-
lowing Health & Safety classes in July:
*Wednesday, July 7 First Aid Basics at
6 p.m.
*Monday, July 12 Adult CPR/AED at 6
p.m.
*Thursday, July 22 Infant/Child CPR/
AED at 6 p.m.
All classes are held at their Service Cen-
ter, located at 323 N. Parrott Ave. To register,
or for more information call 863-763-2488.


Cypress Hut invites
members to meetings
Attention all members of Cypress Hut
Auxiliary 4509. They would like to invite
all members to attend meetings which are
held the second and fourth Wednesday of
each month. Meetings start at 7 p.m. There
will be door prizes for those members in
attendance. They will have readings of the
by-laws on July 14 and the final reading on
July 28.

Woman at the Well
Woman at the Well, a group home for
women in transition is taking applications.
For more information call 863-467-1112.







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A horse in Okeechobee County recently
tested positive for Eastern Equine Encepha-
lomyelitis (EEE) as has been reported to the
Okeechobee County Health Department.
The infected horse was euthanized.
There is no effective treatment once a
horse contracts the virus leading to the dis-
ease but a widely available and inexpensive
vaccination can prevent horses from com-
ing down with the virus. It is strongly recom-
mended that horse owners vaccinate their
horses as the case-fatality in equines is 80-90
percent. A human vaccine is currently under
research.
One or two human cases are reported
each year in Florida. People under the age
of 15 or over 50 seem to be at greatest risk
for severe disease. EEE is not believed to
have the potential to cause an epidemic in
Florida. The disease is spread by mosquitoes
to horses and humans via migratory birds.
Once infected, humans and horses are not
contagious and can't spread the disease.
EEE infections are less likely to be as-
ymptomatic than other arboviruses. Symp-
toms develop 3-10 days after the bite of an
infected mosquito and begin with a sudden
onset of fever, general muscle pains, and a
headache of increasing severity. Symptoms
can become more severe over 1-2 weeks
and infected individuals will either recover
or show onset of encephalitis characterized
by seizures, vomiting and focal neurologi-
cal deficits. Severe encephalitic cases often
suffer from coma or death. Approximately
one-third of people with encephalitis caused
by EEE will die from the disease, making
it one of the most serious mosquito-borne


diseases in the United States. Of those who
recover, many will suffer lasting effects.
Physicians should contact the County
Health Department if they suspect an indi-
vidual may have a mosquito-borne illness.
DOH laboratories provide testing services
for physicians treating patients with clinical
signs of mosquito-borne disease.
DOH advises the public to be diligent in
their personal mosquito protection efforts.
These should include the "5 Ds for preven-
tion:
*Dusk and Dawn: Avoid being outdoors
when mosquitoes are seeking blood, for
many species this is during the dusk and
dawn hours.
Dress: Wear clothing that covers skin.
DEET: When the potential exists for
exposure to mosquitoes, repellents contain-
ing DEET (N ,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, or
N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) are recom-
mended. Products with concentrations up
to 30% DEET are generally recommended
for most situations. (It is not recommended
to use DEET on children less than 2 months
old. Instead, infants should be kept indoors
or mosquito netting used over carriers when
mosquitoes are present). If additional pro-
tection is necessary, apply a permethrin
repellent directly to your clothing. Always
read the manufacturer's directions carefully
before you put on a repellent.
*Drainage: Check your home to rid it of
standing water in which mosquitoes can lay
their eggs. Elimination of breeding sites is
one of the keys to prevention.


June 21 and 22, 2010


Med #1
170-190
200-250
250-300

400-450
450-500


Steers
155-195
160-185
145-175

122-134
115-130
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Hfrs

125-140
120-135

106-119
104-113


Hfrs

100-125
100-118
95-114
95-110

110-120
110-114
97-106


Demand and prices
were very good this week.
Calves all steady and strong
and cows and bulls were
$1-$2 higher. Allen Bir,
West Palm Beach, had
a cow weighing 2,025,
bringing rk6t5 een Murphy

market this week with a
high price of $2 bought
by Reynolds Cattle. Amtel
Farms, LaBelle, topped the
cow market with a high of
$67.50 bought by Brown
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July 2. Open July 5.

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Cows
Breaking
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Canner


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1500-2000


$60.00
$56.00
$44.00


65.00
67.50


$65.00
$64.00
$54.00


70.00
76.50


Med #2 Steers

250-300 110-147
300-350 110-135
350-400 110-129
400-450 104-122

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Mosquito-borne illnesses

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Commissioners hear presentations on business and the environment


in the amount of $7,000 to Craig A. Srnith for
engineering and construction management
services;
*approved a drainage project along U.S.
98 for Cornrunity Development Block Grant
application;
*awarded a contract to Diversified Drill-
ing Corporation in the amount of $73,277 for
abandonment of the sports complex injec-
tion well; and,
*postponed action on settlement of a
right of way dispute on Lofton Road.
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IRRIOYrSon Hospital to
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Raulerson Hospital invites the public
to a free breakfast on Thursday, July 8, at
7:30 a.In. in the Raulerson Hospital Caf-
eteria, 1796 Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee.
The breakfast event is to help to intro-
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Physician, Dr. Michael Adelberg and the
ER staff. Seating is limited and an RSVP is
required. Please call Marnie Lauter, Pub-
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The business climate and the environ-
Inent were topics of discussion at the Thurs-
day, June 24 meeting of Okeechobee County
Corniissioners.
Brian Cartland, director of the Business
Development Board of Okeechobee pre-
sented an update of his 10-month-old or-
ganization's activities. The organization is
involved in assisting prospective, new and
existing businesses. During the short time
his organization has been in operation, Mr.
Cartland has handled 67 inbound business
calls, made 71 business visits and provided
119 businesses with enterprise zone infor-
ination. He has formed a Financial Services
Network to provide training and workshops
to help make businesses financially stronger.
There is also a Business Wellness Prograrn
which he compared to a person going to a
doctor for a checkup. Mr. Cartland has been
involved in helping local businesses export
their products. He has also been working
with other economic development organi-
zations such as Florida's Heartland Regional
Economic Development Initiative. The Eco-
nornic Development Board has also been
involved in marketing and public relations
through the use of a website, magazine ar-
ticles and newspaper and radio.
Mr. Cartland said there are 121 new jobs
in the ares with an average wage of $31,620.
He predicted that new businesses in the
county have an impact of $58,704 on county
taxes.


Turning to the environment, Alex Darni-
an assistant deputy executive director of op-
erations and maintenance for South Florida
Water Management District (SFWMD) gave
a presentation on his organization's prepa-
ration for the rainy season. He desenibed
how operational decisions are made and the
factors that influence those decisions.
In another ecology related issue, after
sorne discussion the board declined to take
action on a resolution supporting South Flor-
ida Water Management District's purchase
of 73,000 acres of land in the Everglades Ag-
ricultural Area owned by 11.S. Sugar. While
cornrissioners expressed concern for Ev-
erglades restoration, they had reservations
about this particular project.
"There's not two sides to this argument,"
said Cornrissioner Joey Hoover. "There are
about 10 sides."
He was concerned about legal, financial
technical and scientific aspects.
Cornrissioner Clif Betts feared that the
16 counties served by SFWMD would pay
for the entire bill when the project will ben-
efit the entire country.
Cornrissioner Noel Chandler said ev-
eryone he talked to was not in favor of the
proposal.
In other action, the board:
*approved administrative regulation on
cornrercial sponsorship of county events;
*received banners and posters from the
Okeechobee County Health Department
Tobacco Prevention Program and Students
Working Against Tobacco for display at the


sports complex and soccer practice areas to
discourage smoking around children;
*recognized Pat Diles, case manager
with senior services, Kenneth Yeo, park
maintenance technician with facilities main-
tenance, Francisco Rodriguez equipment
operator with the road department, Faye
Albert, equipment operator with the road
department and Lester Williams, case man-
ager with senior services for five years' ser-
vice to the county;
*recognized Jirn Threewits, deputy
county corniissioner, and Jay Curtis, Fire/
Medic for 10 years' service to the county;
*recognized Donald Palmer, equipment
operator for the road department, for twenty
years' service to the county;
*recognized Terry Parrish, Sr., Lt. Fire/
Medic and Jack Burkes, Fire/Medic for 25
years' service to the county;
*recognized Anthony Chapman, equip-
Inent operator with the road department for
35 years service to the county;
*approved a rental rate schedule for the
new band shell at Okee Tantie Carnpground
& Marina effective irniediately;
*abandoned easements on property be-
longing to Williamson Cattle Company;
*awarded a bid to Sisa Construction Ser-
vices in the amount of $1,392,669.55 for the
Southwest drainage project to be paid for
with FEMA and state grants;
*declared repairs to Larnb Island Bridge
an emergency and awarded a contract in the
amount of $27,104 Ocean Breeze Construc-
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Get the message?
Posters and banners reading "Please don't smoke around kids" will soon
be seen at the county's ball parks and soccer practice fields. These posters
and banners were presented to Okeechobee county commissioners at their
June 24 meeting by the Okeechobee County Health Department and Stu-
dents Working Against Tobacco (SWAT). Present for the presentation were,
left to right, Deanna and Richard Kielbasa, teachers who work with SWAT,
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Thursday's Kiwanis Club meeting includ-
ed much on the agenda including an awards
presentation recognizing long-time club
members, Dowling Watford for 40 years and
also Red Larson for more than 60 years of
service to the organization, including 39 of
those years here in Okeechobee.
Mr. Larson was also presented with an-
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ney Davis of the Okeechobee Extension
Service, had much to say about the services
provided for local children through the Ex-
tension Office. She gave a bnief history of
the Extension Office telling listeners that
it began in 1914 as a partnership between
state and grant universities, USDIA and local
cou'h cho nty, e explained, is part of
the Extension Service with 67 of them across
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ha nOgcelebrated the 100-year anniversary
"In Okeechobee, we have 18 differ-
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sports, leadership, community services and
horses. There are over 300 4-H members in
Okeechobee County making it one of the
largest enrollments in the state," she stated.
Explaining that 4-H is open to all youth
ages 5-18, she added, "4-Hers can be in-
volved in many different areas such as pub-
lic speaking, horses, fashion design and
even dogs.


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Kiwanis Club and club president, Jim
Vensel welcomed guest speaker, Court-
ney Davis, from the Okeechobee Ex-
tension Office. She was introduced by
club member Jeff Sumner who told club
members a bit about Ms. Davis and the
offerings of the Extension Office to local
kids before she spoke to the group.
Another area of 4-H that club members
were informed about was that of activities
on a state level for young people to partici-
pate in.
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Washington Focus and Florida 4-H Congress
are all part of activities where 4-Hers get a
fisth nd Ilohok tour s ate'satg vnt snt "
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4-H who make the week-long trip learning
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senior members compete against other dis-
trict event winners from across the state and
scholarships and awards are given at each
year's annual banquet.
"Summertime is a very busy time with
summer youth camps open to all youth ages
8-18," she said. Continuing, she gave details
on a number of the camp possibilities for
different interests.
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) approved changes
to the classification of Burmese pythons and
other constrictor reptiles at a meeting Thurs-
day in Lake Mary.
Under the new rules, Floridians will not
be able to acquire Burmese pythons and
Other reptiles of concern as pets. However,
the FWC advises people who currently hold
a reptile of concern license for a Burmese/
Indian python, reticulated python, green
anaconda, Nile monitor lizard, African rock
python, or amethystine python that they will
be allowed to keep the pet for the life of that
animal under the new rules.
These rule changes implement a bill by
Sens. Eleanor Sobel and Lee Constantine,
and Reps. Trudi Williams and Ralph Poppell.
It passed in the Florida Legislature, and Gov.
Charlie Crist signed it in June.
All species listed as reptiles of concern in
Florida will be removed and placed in the
category of conditional species. In addi-
tion, African rock pythons will be split into
two species: northern Afnican pythons and
southern African pythons. Amethystine py-
thons will be split into the amethystine py-
thons and scrub pythons. Dealers, breeders,
exhibitors and researchers will be permitted
to possess conditional snakes and lizards for
sale outside Florida. In addition to allowing
current reptile of concern pet owners to keep
their reptiles, the Commission approved an


extension of the 24/7 amnesty rule to in-
clude conditional snakes and lizards. This
will allow anyone who can no longer keep
these species as pets to turn them over to
a licensed dealer. The FWC stresses that no
nonnative species should ever be released
into the wild.
Burmese pythons in particular have es-
tablished breeding populations in parts
of South Florida, and the FWC, in partner-
ship with state and federal agencies, works
diligently to control the current wild popula-
tion. As a result of this effort, the FWC also
approved the take of conditional species in
four wildlife management areas in South
Florida during established hunting seasons
for game animals and alligators by properly
licensed or permitted hunters. Guns may
be used only during a gun season or during
the extended spring season, March 8-April
17. The conditional species may not be re-
moved from the WMAs alive.
The Commission also approved further
security measures for commercial reptile
dealers in how they transport snakes and 11z-
ards in Florida. New rules also require that
the nonnative conditional species be held in-
doors or outdoors only with a fixed, secure
roof over the enclosure. All of these animals
also must be micro-chipped, unless they will
be exported out of Florida within 180 days.
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June 27, 2010


It may seem like an oxymoron, but the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Con-
mission (FWC) wants Florida waters to re-
main dry this surnrer. "Dry," as in free of
alcohol, that is. "More than 26 percent of
Florida's fatal boating accidents in 2009 were
the result of alcohol or drug use," said Capt.
Carol Keyser, of the FWC's Boating and Wa-
terways section. "Boaters who have had too
much to drink or who are impaired by drugs
are a great danger to the boating public."
The FWC is making every effort to de-
crease the number of accidents to keep
Florida waters safe. This weekend, the FWC,
the 11.S. Coast Guard and state and local
law enforcement agencies are participating
in "Operation Dry Water" -a nationwide
public-education effort airned at reducing
boating under the influence (BUIl) incidents
and the number of alcohol-related accidents
and fatalities.
"We know that increased officer effort
reduces boating accidents and saves lives.
Saving lives is what 'Operation Dry Water' is
really all about," Keyser said.
2009 was the inaugural year for this effort.
Agencies in 51 states and 11.S. territories par-
ticipated, and nearly 300 impaired boaters
were taken off the water before they could
kill or injure themselves or someone else.
The prograrn's effectiveness last year led to
another year of the "Operation Dry Water"
effort this year.
Boating under the influence includes not
only the effects of drinking alcohol, but also
the effects that drugs -prescribed and other-


wise -may cause. Being under the influence
of alcohol or drugs impairs a boat operator's
vision and reaction time. Sun, wind, fatigue
and other conditions can intensify the effects
alcohol or drugs have on a boater. Intoxi-
cated boaters are susceptible to injuries or
falling overboard because of impaired coor-
dination and balance.
"Anticipate increased patrols for BUIl vio,,
lators by the FWC and local marine units,"
Keyser said. "We also will be educating the
public about other aspects of safe boating.
In addition to remaining sober while operat-
ing a vessel, boaters are reminded to abide
by all applicable navigation rules, have all
the required safety equipment onboard, and
to wear a life jacket at all times while on the
water.
"If you're caught boating under the influ-
ence, you may be fined and jailed, your boat
may seized, and you could lose your boating
privileges," Keyser said. "But most irnpor-
tantly, you are risking your life, the lives of
your passengers and the lives of other per-
sons out on the water.
"We are setting the tone for the surnrer.
We want everyone to have a great time and
stay safe on the water," Keyser said. "Boat-
ers are responsible for making decisions that
keep themselves and others safe. Drinking
while operating a boat is a careless decision
that can result in a tragic ending to an other-
wise wonderful day on the water."
For more information, please visit www.
op erati ondrywater. org or MyFWC.corn/
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A quarter century of service
At the Thursday, June 24, meeting of the Okeechobee County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners, Chairman Clif Betts, left, honors Terry Parrish, Sr., right,
Lt. Fire/Medic for 25 years of service to the county. Mr. Parrish moved to
Okeechobee in 1985 and began his carer at Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue the same year. During his tenure with the county he has obtained the
following certifications: EMT Certification 1985, Fire Certification 1985,
Rescue Diver Certification 1993, Paramedic Certification 2004, State Certi-
fied Company Officer 1990, Lifeguard Certification 1999 and Fire Officer I,
2008. Mr. Parrish was promoted to Lt. Fire/Medic in May of this year.


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The Florida Department of Transporta-
tion has released the following advisory
regarding road work planned for the week
of June 27 in Okeechobee County. Motorists
are reminded to wear safety belts and drive
with caution, courtesy, common sense, and
patience as they travel through work zones.
Remember, speeding fines are doubled in
work zones.

ect- his pr ectveonu sts ofnbig nemo 1
and replacement. During construction the
bridge will consist of a one (1) lane road-
way controlled by temporary traffic signals.
Construction will be limited to daytime op-
erations. Motorists show use caution while
in this area. The project is expected to be
completed in early November 2010. The
contractor is Ferreira Construction Co.
*U.S. 441: At various locations: Main-
tenance project--There will be possible
intermittent daytime lane closures on U.S.
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expect possible delays.

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milling and resurfacing, widening, base
work, shoulder treatments, and signing
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Monday, June 28, 2010 and is expected to
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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Service is honored
At the Thursday, June 24, meeting
of the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, Chairman
Clif Betts, right, recognized Fay Al-
bert, left, equipment operator I with
the road department for five years
of service to the county.
Ms. Albert was born in Charlestown,
Va. She moved to Okeechobee in
1985 to care for her mother.
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by which it will review and approve local
government ordinances related to boat-
ing-restricted areas. The rule also ensures
that the public has an adequate oppor-
tuity toF eigh in bepfroreetdhe ordninancene

to another rule pertaining to waterway
markers. The revised rule clarifies the in-
formation that needs to be submitted to
obtain permits, and it spells out any ex-
em~pt ns to perrnittinglrd egsaue
passed a law requiring the FWC to es-
tablish the criteria and procedures for
reviewing applications from local govern-
ments for boating-restricted areas and to
provide for appropriate public notice and
participation in the review and approval
process. This latest Commission action is
aimed at completing that mandate.
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tatives from the Florida Airboaters Asso-
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Florida Council of Yacht Clubs, Florida
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IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE

DEPA RMET NF CS LDREN'S SERVICES,
Peitonr No.10-000197
MARTIN BORNHEIMER, putativefather

[N TE MAdTTER OF:
DUSTIN "TREVOR" HICKMAN, d.o.b: 1-22-2001
CHILD UNDER EIGHTEEN (18)YEARS OF AGE
ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION

It app~eaari taP tghe ut fro umthde alleg sos gfePetitioen r ,T Imna
Afidavit of DIligent Search that the whereabouts of the Respondent MAR-
FIN BORNHEIMER are unknown and cannot be ascertained by diligent
search, therefore, the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon MAR-
FIN BORNHEIMER It Is therefore, ORDERED that said Respondent be
served by publicaton of the following Notice for four (4) consecutve weeks
n the OKEECHOBEE NEWS, a newspaper published In Okeechobee, Florida.
It Is further ORDERED that If the Respondent MARTIN BORNHEIMER
does not enter an appearance or otherwise Answer the htiton, further per-
jonal service or service by further publication shall be dispensed with and
service of any future notices, motions, orders or other legal documents In
his matter may be made upon the Respondent MARTIN BORNHEIMER,
Dy filing same with the Juvenile Court Clerk for Sevier County, Tennessee.
NOTICE
FO THE RESPONDENT: MARTIN BORNHEIMER
The state of Tennessee, Department of Children's Services, has bled a Pe-
tibon against you seeking to terminate forever your parental rights to DUS-
TIN HICKMAN. It appearing that ordinary process of law cannot be served
Ipon you because your whereabouts are unknown. You are hereby OR-
DERED to serve upon Daniel Smithwick, Attorney for the Tennessee De-
,artment of Children's Services, 115 Allensville Rd., Sulte 105, Sevierville,
E 37876, Phone No: (865) 429-7012, an Answer to the Petiton for Termi-
laton of Parental RI hits fled by the Tennessee Department of Children's
service, within thirty ~30) days of the last date of ptublication of this nobce,
Nhlh hCl ne sZl 7;2 ralp~per personl I he Juvenll Couto OS
37862, on th~e 8th Day of September, 2010 at 9:00 a.m., to personally
answer the Pettlon for Termination of Parental Ri hts. Falling to appear for
gechea inheoT ntnhis date an tme, sw houth losscause,urpursuan too Rl
~e pettlon to terminate your parental rights to the chil list above. You
uaned b imnth atec lvnlethC ur Cekas Ofhce,o 12 rs Avne S'
ENTERnn hi s1e h3 d f June, 2010.
HON. DWIGHT STOKES
SEVIER COUNTY JUVENILE JUDGE

nel EmD RwckENB RY#,023900
stanit Gene fChlr u IServices
115 Alle avlle Rd., Sulte 105,
je"29vll, TN237876
CERTIFICATE OFSERVICE
accordance with Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure, I have served a true
:opy of this Order by placing the same In the U.S. Mall, with suficient post-
pg rar hts fdestnation, this the 11th day of lune, 2010, to the last
]eff Stern, Attorney at Law
o. Bo5797
jevl ran AdTN 3e7864

3reg Bennett, Attorney at Law
jeyomuxr,1 TN37865
:65) 310-5655
Appointed Counsel for Martin Bornhelmer
Yartin Bor helmer
kec~ho ee3 .L34974
Yartin Bornhelmer
!266 N.W. 42nd Ave
)keechobee, FL 34974
ast~ known address and alternate address
Daniel Smithwick, BPR #023900
Assistant General Counsel
35799 O 10Department of Children's Services
379 6/20,27;7/4,11/ 0

NOTTCF OF OUA MFFTTNG AND PURLITC HFARTNG
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will
neet In regular session on Tuesday July 13, 2010 at 8:30 A.M., at the
)keechobee Utllty Authority Ofices, 100 SWV 5th Avenue, Okeechobee,
=lorida.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will
told Pu~bc 1He net as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to discuss the pre-
All interested parties for or against the p opsed Budget and other chan -
2s can be heard at said time and place. rh needs of hearing or visua l
mpaired persons shall be met by contactng the Executive Director's Office
at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing by any person
Nlshing assistance.
Pursuant to section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, If a person decides to ap
,eal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetngs,ahpe
,r she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to
ensure that a verbatm record of the proceedings Is made; which record in-
:Iudes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is based. Such
,emson may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or tape recorder for
juch verbatim record.
3ORDE O TE OKEECHOBEE

]hnu IvHa tor
3584910N 6/27/10


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Comcast announces the following channel lineup changes for the customers
In the communists of Belle Glade / Pahokee, Clewiston,0Okeechobee, and
each of Its surrounding areas:
Effective Friday. luly 30. 2010:
Fox College Sports Atlantc-Central-Paclic, located on channels 723-725,
will no longer be available on the Digital Classic lier.
Fox College Sports Atlantc-Central-Paclic are available on the Sports En-
tertainment Pack, located on channels 723-725.
GFNFRAL TNFORMATTON:
After a nobce of a re-tlering ofa video service, you may change your level
of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effectve
date of the change. Othewilse, chan es In the services you receive at your
request may be subject to the upgra le or downgrade charge listed on the
annual rate card. Prics are exclusive of applica le franchise fees and relat-
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT

oTthe o~ridtaoDepartrnent ofE vi mental Protrecetion (FDEP)heivesuneodtice
Davie Dally, Inc. The proposed permit authorize theoertn of the waste
management system In accordance with the approved Comprehensive Nu-
trient Management Plan, which also lmits the herd size and management
practices. The permit will also provide coverage under the National Pollutant
Discharge Ellmination System (NPDFS), as delegated to the state by the
U.h mavro mentalD d,~ebo kg y cehb e Forl P34 7 cated at 12550 NE
The intent to Issue and application ile are available for public Inspecton
dnngxnra bshn ds ha r, O: a~.S stp t:0,mMonday thlrcuathdF
400 N. Congress Ave., Sulte 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
The Department will Issue the permit with the attached conditions unless
a timely petiton for an administrative hearing Is bled under Sectons
120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of no-
tice. The procedures for petitoning for a hearing are set foth below.
A person whose substantal interests are affected by the Department's
oposd] permittin decison ma~y peiton for an adm n stratve roceed ng
mus t7nta ein th nonlatlo2nOs~etfortd 57owan0d uast betufed (reelved I
the clerk)t In the Ofice of General Counsel of the De artment at 3900 Com-
monwea th Boulevard, Mall Staton 35, Tallahassee, rioda 32399-3000.

qu de nRul 6-110.1 6e4), Hlorih rmlnastraete Co e, a pero nt tr
hearing,, The request must be bled (rpeceved by the clerk) In the Ofice of
General Counsel before the end of the time period for iling a petiton for an
administrabve hearing.
Petitions bled by any persons other than those entitled to written notice
under Secton 12 .60(3), Florida Statutes, must be bled within fourteen
dayseofn ut cabo cfhoe[ otcNC er. dllorutoeen d~a0s Ofrecp ao thte
utes, however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of
agency action may file a pettlon within fourteen days of receipt of such no-
tice, regardless of the date of publicaton.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petion to the applicant at the ad-
dress Indicated above at the time of fillng The failure of any person to ile a
petiton within fourteen days of receipt ofnotice shall constitute a waiver of
that pe snss ngh tdo re uest n admm ltara ve deter lna bsn (haergl) ntu
vention (In a proceeding ntaedby another party) will be only at the
discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion In compliance
with Rule 28,106.205, Florida Administratve Code.
tiA pbt oep th d sute athe naer facson which the Department's ac-

(a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitoner; the
name, address, and telephone number of the pettloner's representatve,
hf hn the u e itment rermt Ientlica n number and the county In
() A stem ent of how and when each petitoner received notice of the
) tatenenteofthow each petitoner's substantial interests are affected
)A statement of all disputed Issues of materal fact. If there are none,
epetiton mustso indicate
(e)A statement of facts that the petitoner contends warrant reversal or
modification of the Department action;
af A con sse statement of he uttlmate facrs II eg d, as well as the rules
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, statng precisely the
action that the petitoner wants the Department to take.
Because the administrative hearing process Is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Department's final ac-
tion may be different from the position taken by it In this notice. Persons
whose substantal interests will be affected by any such final decision of the
Deapartm nt havehthe rghtuto petiti o beoob0a a party to the proceeding,

proedlan under Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, is not available for this
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The Florida Fish second phase of ac-
and Wildlife Conser- cepting applications
Ovation Commission for a chance to ob-
(FWC) will begin the tain highly coveted


permits to partici-
pate in the statewide
alligator harvest.
Alligator harvest
permits issued dur-
ing this phase are
On a first-come, first-
SefVed basis from 10
a.m. (EDT) June 30

thr"ughul l:659 p.mn
CantS in Phase II are
limited to one per-
mi.

Those who pur-
chased a permit dur-
ing Phase I may not
app y.
Payments for
Ioermits awarded
in Phase I will be
accepted through
11:59 p.m. (EDT) on

Anyone seeking a
harvest permit must
be at least 18 years
Of age by Aug. 15.
A permit allows the
harvest of two alliga-
tors on a designated
aT88.
PeOple can sub-
mit applications at
any COunty tax col-
lector's office, li-
CenSe agent (retail
Outlet that sells hunt-
Ing and fishing li-
CenSes) and at www.
fl.Wildlifelicense.

CO ccessful ap-
plicantS must sub-
mit payment for an
alligator trapping
licenSe and two al-
ligator harvest tags,
Or provide proof of
a Valid alligator trap-
ping licenSe (must
be valid through Nov.
1) and pay the fee for
two harvest tags. No
Other hunting licens-
eS are required.
The cost for a
Tesident alligator
trapping license and
alligator harvest
tags is $271.50, and
HODreSldents pay
$1 021.50. All fees
are HOnrefundable.
TagS and permits are
HOntransferable.
FOr mOre infOY-
mation about these
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"Farm to Fuel" summit to focus on biomass resources


Florida's "Farm to Fuel" initiative-in-
spired by the bipartisan national organization
"25x'25" seeks to enhance the market for
and promote the production and distribution
of renewable energy from Florida-grown
crops, agricultural wastes and residues, and
other biomass. In the process, it is designed
to give Florida agricultural producers alter-
native crops to grow to keep their farms and
ranches viable.
For details about the "Farm to Fuel" Sum-
mit, visit http ://www.FloridaFarmToFuel.
comn.



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June 27, 2010


Tallahassee-As the nation's worst oil
spill in history threatens the Gulf Coast and
its energy, tourism and fishing industries,
Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson is con-


tinuing his efforts to promote the produc-
tion of renewable energy from Florida's vast
biomass resources. Bronson is hosting the
2010 "Farm to Fuel" Summit, August 11-13,
at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando to


bring together hundreds of industry leaders
in agriculture, energy, academia and govern-
ment who want to make Flonida a leader in
the production of renewable energy.
"Florida has the greatest potential for
biomass production in the country, and the
technology exists to convert our natural re-
sources to clean, renewable energy," Bron-
son said. "This event will bring together all
the stakeholders so we can continue work-
ing toward the goal of reducing our depen-
dence on foreign oil while at the same time
providing another source of income for our
farmers."
For the fifth year in a row, hundreds of
industry leaders in agriculture, energy, aca-
demia, banking and finance, and govern-
ment will gather to hear from a broad array
of experts. Highlights of the summit include
more than 40 speakers and 50 exhibitors.
Last July, Bronson's fourth Florida "Farm
to Fuel" summit attracted more than 500
participants. Attendees of this year's sum-
mit will hear about various feedstocks and
technologies for renewable energy produc-
tion, challenges relating to project financing,
permitting and infrastructure, and state and
federal energy policy.
"The summit will bring representatives
of all of the key industries together so we
can move forward as a state in creating re-
newable energy in Florida," Bronson said.
"Thanks to our mild climate, ample sun-
shine and abundant rainfall, there's no rea-
son why Florida cannot out-produce every
other state in renewable energy production
and be a model for others to follow."


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Thirty five years service
Anthony Chapman, left, equipment operator with the road department was
recognized by Okeechobee County Commission Chairman Clif Betts, right,
at the Thursday, June 24 commission meeting for 35 years' service to the
county. Mr. Chapman was born in Ft. Pierce. He moved to Okeechobee in
1972 to be closer to family. He worked with Tree Line Truss Company before
coming to Okeechobee County. He became employed with the road depart-
ment in February of 1975 as an equipment operator III.







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June 27, 2010


Okeechobee News


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Recognition
for service
Kenneth Yeo, right, park mainte-
nance technician with the facilities
maintenance department was rec-
ognized by Okeechobee County
Commission Chairman Clif Betts,
left, for five years' service to the
county. The recognition took place
at the Thursday, June 24, commis-
sion meeting. Mr. Yeo was born in
New York. He relocated to Okeecho-
bee to be close to family. Mr. Yeo is
a rohof aendcarp umsrbey trd.Hi
with Okeechobee County in Febru-
ary of 2005 as a grounds mainte-
nance technician.


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Okeechobee News/ Pete Gawda

Employee
recognition
Okeechobee County Commission
Chairman Clif Betts, left, recog-
nizes Francisco Rodriguez, right,
Equipment Operator I with the road
department for five years' service to
the county. Mr. Rodriguez was born
in Guerrero, Mexico, and came to
Okeechobee with his family when
he was 12. He worked in the farm-
ing industry by trade. Mr. Rodriguez
began employment with the road
department in February of 2005 as
Equipment Operator I.


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