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And with that, said a local de-
tective, Enrique Arellano-Medrano
reportedly plunged a knife into
the upper chest of his former par-
amour. Angelica Delacruz died at
Arellano-Medrano was arrested
in a Stuart hotel room about seven
hours after the murder. He was
booked into the Martin County Jail
Friday afternoon where he is being
held without bond on a charge of
Detective Ted Van Dernan of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) said jealousy most
likely led to the death of the 36-
year-old woman. Ms. Delacruz
and Arellano-Medrano had lived
together for 20 years and have
three children together, who are
all now adults.
But, about a month ago, the
couple broke up.
"She apparently had a new
boyfriend," said the detective.
The alleged incident occurred
at 2:38 p.n. Thursday, Julyl15, after
Arellano-Medrano had his 19-year-
old nephew call Ms. Delacruz and
asked her to corne to her parents'
Northwest Eighth Avenue horne.
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uncil to consider
ebage fees, housing
Int and millage rate
since they are only meeting once
month during the surnrer, the July
echobee City Council meeting agen-
Slonger than usual. The council will
consideringg a rate resolution setting
;olid waste collection assessment at
.52 per customer.
he Tuesday,July 20 meeting will start
p.m. in the City Council Chambers at
Hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave.
he council will also consider a reso-
n establishing a housing assistance
and apply for a corniunity devel-
tent block grant. In connection with
e actions, the city's grant coordinator,
ly Phillips, will make the required
housing presentation for elected of-
ls and the general public.
he council will select a CPA firrn
athe city's audit. They will also set
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Mr. Bronson, 34, won two
gold and one silver medal at
the July 7-9 National Veterans
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Denver, Colo. He won gold in
the club throwing event with a
toss of 12.75 meters, and won
the slalorn event in a time of 3
minutes. He placed second in
the shooting event with a score
of 501 out of a possible 600.
In the Garnes, competitors
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competition air rifle.
"That's the one I wanted
to do good in," he said. "I like
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An Okeechobee man was arrested after
he reportedly sold a .22 caliber rifle at a lo-
cal pawn shop, even though as a convicted
feloBh s yno spoe o .hav t eu.
was arrested July 14 on a felony charge of
possession of a firearm by a convicted fel-
on. He was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of $5,000.
Jail records indicate that he was re-
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Detective Suggs stated in his report that
he had Starnes' signature and thumb print
on the pawn ticket.
The rifle, added the detective, was
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During the course of his investigation, the
owner of the truck and his friends all identi-
fied Carpenter as the man they saw driving
away from Platt's Bluff in the white Ranger'
stated the deputy's report.
Fisher placed Carpenter under arrest
and the man was taken to the county jail by
OCSO Deputy Corporal Timothy Higgins.
In his arrest report, Cpl. Higgins said Car-
penter continually yelled, cursed and kicked
while in the back seat of his patrol unit. At
the jail, Carpenter was still being combative
and had to be taken to the ground by Cpl.
Higgins, the report continued.
Several detention deputies left the jail
and helped gain control of the 6-foot-3, 200-
pound man, stated Cpl. Higgins.
At one point inside the jail, Carpenter al-
legedly spit blood into the face of Corporal
An arrest report by Lieutenant Keith Mur-
rish stated that a towel had been placed over
Carpenter's face because he had been spit-
ting on the floor and sorne windows in the
medical portion of the jail. When Cpl. Cole-
man later removed the towel Carpenter re-
portedly spit in his face.
Lt. Murrish stated in his report that the
bloody saliva was irniediately wiped off
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None of the reports indicate what had
happened to cause Carpenter's mouth to
By Eric Kopp
A Buckhead Ridge man has been arrested
and charged with allegedly stealing a pickup
truck while its owner and
his friends were swirnring
at Platt's Bluff Park.
Justin Glen Carpenter,
28, Ninth St., was arrested
Wednesday, July 14, on
a felony charge of grand
theft motor vehicle. He was
booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a Justin Glen
bond of $2,500. Carpenter
While at the jail, Car-
penter reportedly becarne combative and
spit bloody saliva into the face of a detention
deputy. Because of that he was charged with
the felony of aggravated battery on a law en-
forcernent officer. His bond on that charge
had not been set as of newspaper deadline.
Carpenter was also charged by yet an-
other Okeechobee County Sheriff 's Office
(OCSO) deputy with the Inisderneanor of
resisting a law enforcement officer without
violence. His bond on that charge had not
been set as of newspaper deadline.
According to an arrest report by OCSO
Deputy John Fisher, the owner of a 1994
Ford Ranger pickup and three of his friends
were swirniing near the rope swing in the
park when they saw someone get into the
truck and dnive away.
The deputy said the truck was found in
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Reflections from the Pulpit
A part of what? That is the question that I
have been asking myself lately. Are we really
leading people to a "pure and simple devo-
tion to Christ" or are we seeking to make
them a part of the church that we want to see
grow? Don't get me wrong, it is Christ's de-
sire to see His church grow. But grow how?
Through wowingt people or through simply
teaching and instructing people in the ways
of the Savior? Obviously more needs to be
done to determine the best way to reach this
world for Christ. I don't propose to have the
definitive answer. Certainly some of the very
things that I have mentioned can be very ef-
fective in presenting the truth to people. I am
not advocating that we go back to the "good
old days" and not use some of the newer in-
novative ways of communicating. However,
I do believe that Christ is calling the church
of America back from the cliff of embracing
more and more of the modern and to come
back to the simple truth of Christ without all
the flash and glitter. Like my mom used to say
to me when I was growing up: "sometimes
the simpler something is the better it is."
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with a high near 92. East wind between 5
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Tonight: A slight chance of showers.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East
wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 20 percent.
Monday: A slight chance of showers,
then a chance of showers and thunder-
storms after noon. Partly cloudy, with a high
near 92. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 40 percent.
Monday night: A slight chance of show-
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wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation
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Sunday, July 18, 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!
FCAT scores wrong
*I want to commend Dr. Pat Cooper for
questioning the FCAT test results and fight-
ing for the kids of Okeechobee. When a kid
flunks the reading portion of the FCAT but
scores high on writing and science, some-
thing is wrong with the test. How can you
write well if you can't read? They need to just
do away with the FCAT all together and find a
better way of tracking student progress.
*First, I think the Department of Educa-
tion puts way too much emphasis on the
FCAT. The test score fiasco just underscores
the problem. How terrible to put this stress
on the kids who now think they did badly
on the tests and don't understand why. And
I wonder how many kids got in trouble
when the parents received those test scores
in the mail. At least now this is in the news
and maybe people will start questioning the
FCATs in general.
*My kids are not straight A students, but
have typically scored 3s in FCAT reading. Both
were scored as Is this year. My 4th grader in-
sisted he felt as though he had gotten a 4 or 5
this year so when I got the results with a 1, I
immediately wondered if there was a way to
have them rechecked. He is extremely upset
to think he scored al1 as is my 9th grader. He
felt like he had received at the lowest a high 2
and also received a 1. I am not a fan of FCAT
to begin with and am pleased to hear the
school board is also questioning the results.
I had heard from other parents in previous
years that you get the score you get and that's
it. I look forward to the result of the appeal.
*One student can have a bad test day.
But when 75 percent of the high school tenth
graders do not pass the reading test, it is time
for an investigation. When you find out many
of the students who were given a failing grade
made high marks the year before, then some-
thing is wrong with the test. I hope this news
gets out to all of the students as many of them
are probably depressed and confused, think-
ing they failed when the problem is with ei-
ther the test or the way it was scored.
*FCAT is just wrong!
*In regard to the county administrator,
plus two assistant administrators plus assis-
tants to the assistants, when property values
were unrealistic and soaring, the positions
were created & salaries inflated. Now, we
have come full circle and back to reality.
Time to wake up.
*An easy way to gauge if these positions
are necessary is to look at what other coun-
ties are operating with. Then, look at the
size/workload of the county -- just print out
Sty ical meeting aenda and co pare
*Once again, yesterdays newspaper ar-
ticle OUA faces a $400,000 budget shortfall.
We just had to endure a rate increase, and
now they are talking of another one. But
iif they implented an 8 hour furlough plan
it would save $600,000 according to the ar-
ticle. If they did not buy a new truck it would
save $35,000, well 600K plus 35K seems
you would have money left over. All across
America the economy is in the tank, every-
one knows that, people have tightened their
belts every which way possible just to make
ends meet. why should OUA, their employ-
ees and directors be any better off than the
rest of us? Use the furlough, skip the new
vehicle make du ad qi asn h rd-
shi s t ho eme an u hq uit s tnoaff rd
more expenses. Most people with a job,
because there are so many people without
jobs, most people would take a furlough,
spread out over the week, rather than lose
their job. But hey employees of OUA, if you
do not want furlough, then get in the unem-
ployment line and someone out there will
gladly step up to the plate for your job. No
more rate increases OUA .Find some other
way to fix it.
*OUA board members are volunteers
who are appointed. Some are appointed by
the City of Okeechobee City Council, some
are appointed by the Okeechobee County
Commission. They are always looking for
volunteers to fill the spots when they come
open. If you are interested, put in an applica-
tion to volunteer to serve on the board.
*At least OUA is looking at cutting ex-
penses instead of raising rates. Most busi-
nesses in Okeechobee have had to cut ex-
penses which has either meant layoffs or
else people had to take pay cuts.
By Elder John T. Garner
More 2 Life Ministries
wit we been ioadng lthof tme la 5 y
that I have learned so much from this experi-
ence. One of the things that I have learned is
that, for those growing up in this post mod-
ern world, for something to have validity it
must be simple and straightforward. The fact
is that the Scriptures teach this very truth. In
the eleventh chapter of II Corinthians, Paul
warns the people there in Corinth that Sa-
tan is seeking to destroy their lives through
the same deception that he used to deceive
Eve in the Garden. There he weaved a con-
voluted lie about how she and Adam could
become like God if they would rebel against
God's simple truth. Satan sought for them to
disregard the simple truth God had declared
to Adam that to stay in fellowship with Him
he simply must refrain from eating the fruit
from the tree of the knowledge of good and
evil. Somehow that simple truth was twisted
to make it seem as if God was keeping the
more "inconvenient truth" from them so that
He could keep them from rising to His level.
Sadly the simple truth was rejected for the
complicated "truth" and tragedy was the re-
In the passage there in II Corinthians, Paul
says that he feared that the people were al-
lowing themselves to be led away from a
"pure and simple devotion to Christ." That's
what this world is really looking for I believe.
In these times where everything seems to be
so complicated and so confusing, people, es-
pecially those 35 and younger, are searching
for a truth that makes sense. They are seek-
ing something to believe in that gives them
hope while at the same time doesn't require
a doctorate in theology to understand.
I am not saying there's anything wrong
with an intelligent and thorough investiga-
tion of the truths of the Seniptures. I believe
that is the only approach that truly honors
Christ and I believe the world would wel-
come it. But so many churches have moved
e Thirfroom a simpl 1n f istraightfo tard
tneac ChCistia truth through a filte hd 2
micks. The church in America has become
a place where the simple truth of Jesus has
been overshadowed with praise bands, light
shows, power point presentations, slick or
hip preachers, and the list goes on and on for
the search for the newest and fanciest way to
present a cool, relevant Christianity that will
have the masses banging on the doors to get
in and become a part of. .
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205 OHS seniors awarded Scholarships
An error appeared in an article on page
23 of the July 16 issue of the Okeechobee
News under the headline "Commission
turns down land offer The dates for budget
workshops were incorrectly listed. The cor-
rect dates are July 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 6 p.m.
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Jim Vensel, Bobi O'Neill and Frank Irby presented Lionel Jones, Tonia Gray and
Maria Ruiz with the Kiwanis Club/Gene O'Neill Memorial Scholarship on OHS
Scholarship Night 2010 held May 20 at the OHS Lecture Hall.
Kristie Coleman presented Roxanne
SPA e oI tshhip on in Schuarnshi
Night 2010 held May 20 at the OHS
Red Cross plans July
Health and Safety class
The Okeechobee Service Center of the
Am cel s sdcCrosus wlal old H Ilth 8E
fant/Child CPR/AED at 6 p.m. Classes are
held at the Service Center, located at 323
N. Parrott Ave. To register, or for more in-
formation call 863-763-2488.
July 18, 2010
On May 20, 205 seniors received scholarships at the Okeechobee High School
Lecture Hall. Local scholarships received totalled $748,013. (above) Andrew
Bowers, Jr. and Tony Bullington presented Ricardo Nieto and Daiana Fonse-
ca with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Scholarship on OHS Scholarship Night
Janna Mullis was awarded the Jim
Young Award Scholarship on OHS
Scholarship Night 2010 held May 20 at
the OHS Lecture Hall.
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Patricia Johnson presented Paige Ar- Debra Hall presented Maria Hernandez
nold with the Edward (Coach) John- with the Golden Corral Scholarship on
son Memorial Scholarship on OHS OHS Scholarship Night 2010 held May
Scholarship Night 2010 held May 20 at 20 at the OHS Lecture Hall.
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the OCRA Scholarship on OHS Schol-
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OHS Lecture Hall.
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Joe Arnold presented Chelsie Houston
with the Quinn Tindall Memorial Schol-
arship on OHS Scholarship Night 2010
held May 20 at the OHS Lecture Hall.
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July 18, 2010
Main Street announces
Okeechobee Main Street invites all BBQ
kings and queens to enter into the Stick
BBQ contest to be held during the National
Day of the American Cowboy Event on Sat-
urday, July 24. The $50 entry fee includes
your cook site, electric, water and you can
vend your BBQ. Cooks must use wood or
wood pellets. Categories are Pork Ribs and
Beef Brisket with a cash prize and Chilly Bin
Cooler furnished by Eli's Trailer Sales going
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turkey dinner and all the fixin's served from
3 to 5 p.m. Entertainment is provided. Cost
$6/dinner, ($5 if you bring in a donation for
Operation Shoebox). Support our troops. All
proceeds are for the care packages.
Cypress Hut Eagles Auxiliary
invites members to meetings
Attention all members of Cypress Hut Ea-
gles 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 at-
tendance. They will have the final reading of
the by-laws on Wednesday, July 28.
Gordie Peer, Wild West
eHieftaiHOT, diSplay at library
Gordie Peer, former western film stunt-
man, Wild West entertainer, and local ranch-
er, will display his extensive collection of
cowboy and western film memorabilia the
month of July at the Okeechobee County Li-
brary, 206 S.W 16th Street. The display runs
frto8 3no67-th~r36gh Julye o1Call thoe library
BRSinger playground clean-
up invites volunteers
Join us for a playground cleanup at the
Alton Chandler Civi Cente~r (aka Basinhger)
lown thheaBpa inler Cene is adbeautu foae
pit and BBQ pit. Help maintain its appeal by
coming Saturday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to
1p.m. All ages are welcome. Please bring
any sponges, rags, rakes and gloves for day
use. Call the Recreation Department at 863-
763-6950 for further details.
The Freedom Outreach Fishing Tourna-
ments will be held on 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 since spring. 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.
TRntii8 QilterS t0 meet at
MHSeum on July 29
The "Tantie Quilters" will have the Histor-
ical Museum open on several dates during
July and August. It will be open on Thursday,
July 29. August meeting dates are Thursday,
Aug. 5 and Aug. 26. The hours are 9 a.m.-
1:30 p.m. Call Betty Williamson at 863-763-
6226 with questions.
An Investors Update Luncheon will be
held Wednesday, July 21, at Indian River
State College Williamson Conference &
Education Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave with
networking at 11:30, lunch at noon. The
speakers will be Chnis Close, owner of Close
Construction and Frank Miele, owner of
Magna Bon. The cost is $10 per person, pay-
able at the door. Cash or check only. RSVP
by July 19, to Mary Chesley, 863-467-6246 or
Mary@ Okeechob eeBusiness.com
Benefit planned to help
family of accident victim
Everybody Deserves a Massage Week set
for the week of July 18-24, will help to ben-
efit the family of Dawn Johnston. She died
as a result of a recent accident and her fam-
ily is in need of financial support. Come and
enjoy a relaxing Chair Message for a dona-
tion of $1 per minute with all donations to
benefit the three surviving children of Ms.
Johnston. Licensed Massage Therapist, Mar-
ci Weseman, will be on hand at the Holiday
Inn Express on July 22, from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. Call 863-634-4815 for more details.
OCRA holding football and
OCRA football and cheerleading sign-ups
will be on the following Saturdays: July 24'
July 31, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14. Sign-ups will be
held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. for ages 4-14.
The cost is $60 for flag and $75 for football
and cheerleading with a $5 discount for
each additional child. Any player who signs
up after these dates will be placed on a wait-
ing list. They may be placed on a team due
to the loss of a player for medical reasons
only. No exceptions will be made! If you are
interested in sponsoring or coaching a team,
you can fill out the necessary paperwork on
these dates also. If you have any questions,
you can call OCRA at 863-634-1437.
All Obituaries now include Online Guestbooks
where family and friends cansharereflections,
FAA to host President's
breakfast for Airboaters
Florida Airboat Association's Airboaters
Appreciation open house set for July 16-
18, in Okeechobee. Sunday morning FAA
will host a President's breakfast meeting
for Airboater Unity and Fellowship for all in-
volved in the airboating business.
Main Street announceS
July Mixer event
Okeechobee Main Street's July Mixer will
be held on Tuesday, July 20, from 5-7 p.m.
This month's mixer will be hosted by the
Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd and Lloyd
located at 212 South Parrott Avenue with
plenty of parking in the back. Our mixers are
a great networking opportunity for the busi-
nesses andaresidents oldou sra s, e ht
Okeechobee or would like to know more
about Okeechobee Main Street please join
us for networking, refreshments, door prizes
and a chance at the Mega 50-50. For more
information call 863-357-MAIN (6246).
Collaborative Council of
Okeechobee meeting set
The next meeting of the Community
Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared
Services Network of Okeechobee, will be
Tuesday, July 27, at 10 a.m. in the board
room of the School Board Office. It is open
to the public. The purpose of the meeting is
roa low te community t~o identf isue r
1 snd Guest speakers: Lynn 3 uih Fooser
Okeechobee County Health Dept. S.W.A.T.
Please remember to support our back-to-
school supply drive with your donations (fi-
nancial and/or supplies) through the month
of July. Call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000,
Ex. 257 with any questions.
Guardian ad Litem seeking
VOlunteers for children
Guardian ad Litem volunteers are the
voice of the children in court; abused, aban-
doned, neglected per Flonida's statutes.
Adults are given representation by law. The
hhle onl adv etshe tua rd gou deeltheir
for their being appointed legal representa-
tion. However, the judge hearing cases has
the option to appoint a Guardian ad Litem
for the child. If you think you could help one
of these children, this month's meeting is set
for Thursday, July 29, at 2 p.m. at Mom's
Kitchen, Hwy. 441 S. Okeechobee.
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this week with a high of $2. Clarence Bear of
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National I Day of the American Cowboy
At their meeting on Thursday, July 15, Okeechobee County Commissioners
proclaimed July 24 to be the National Day of the American Cowboy in the
county. Vice Chairman Noel Chandler, right, presented the proclamation to
Toni Doyle, center, of Okeechobee Main Street and David Hazellief, left, rep-
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armed his uncle, the report continues. Arel-
lano-Medrano then fled the scene on foot.
As OCSO deputies and detectives combed
the county in search of the suspect, Detec-
tive Van Deman learned that Arellano-Me-
drano's niece, Roberta Arellano, had rented
him Room 201 at the Holiday Inn Express at
Kanner Highway and I-95 in Stuart.
The OCSO detective said a family mem-
ber helped him find Arellano-Medrano.
"We received information he was in a
hotel room. We had also received informa-
tion that family members were on their way
to get him, and get him out of the state," said
Detective Van Deman.
The detective and OCSO Deputy Corporal
Randy Thomas then rushed to Stuart.
"We had to drive with great haste to get
him before those family members did," the
Along with eight members of the Martin
County Sheniff's Office (MCSO), Detective
Van Deman and Cpl. Thomas entered the
"We went in, knocked on the door,
Continued From Pa e 1
dates for public budget hearings. The rec-
losmended millg rat is7. 93. 9T~hat ra
valorum taxes. Because of a decrease in
property values, the recommended millage
rate will bring in the same amount of taxes
as the current millage rate of 6.7432. One
mil equals one dollar for every one thou-
sand dollars of assessed value.
Continued From Page 1
The 1994 Okeechobee High School grad-
uate said he practices at home by shooting
conventional .223 and .22 caliber rifles, as
well as the air rifle.
As for the other events, he said he went
to a couple of clinics in Tampa so he could
compete in the club throwing event. As for
maneuvering around cones in the slalom
event, Mr. Bronson said he practices for that
event every day.
"It's everyday tli ', he said, "having to
open doors and sf.
trAthletes compete i~n three divisaonisO -
Th ovc ls ha fo ferstim ecomopfe
the other athletes. The athletes also com-
pete in different classes that are based on
the athlete's level of physical ability. There
are three quadriplegic classes-1A, 1B and
IC--and four paraplegic level or amputee
classes-2,3, 4 and 5.
Mr. Bronson, a Uniformed Crime Report-
ing (UCR) clerk with the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office (OCSO), competed in the
Open Division and in the 1A class.
He first competed in the wheelchair
games in 2002 where he earned five gold
medals (table tennis, bowling, throwing,
slalom and air gun) in the Novice Division.
While in the U.S. Army, Mr. Bronson was a
combat engineer and stationed at Fort Leon-
ard Wood, Mo. On Nov. 15, 1998, he was
driving his personal vehicle along a wind-
ing and heavily wooded highway near the
South-Central Missouri Army base when he
rounded a curve and saw an oncoming ve-
hicle in his lane of travel. When he swerved
to avoid a head-on collision, his vehicle left
the roadway and ended up in a ditch.
The crash injured his spine and left Mr.
Bronson with both legs paralyzed and lim-
ited use of his hands.
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sheriff's office since.
As a UCR clerk, he enters all OCSO inci-
dent reports into the department's computer
system. He also compiles a statistics report
every six months that goes to the Florida De-
partment of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The
FDLE then uses those numbers to make up
their statewide crime statistics report.
But, on Aug. 1 he will begin a new chap-
ter in his life-one of "retirement."
Mr. Bronson is leaving the sheriff's office
and July 30 will be his last day. With a wide
grin he said he will then "retire" and move
to Tampa, where he hopes to join a Quad
Rugby Wheelchair Team and be a volun-
teer with the Paralyzed Veterans of America
VI en asked, Mr. Bronson replied that he
has never played the game.
"But, it looks like fun," he said. "You just
get out there and bang on each other.
Quad Rugby, which was originally called
Murder Ball, is for quadriplegic and quad
amputees and is played all across the U.S.
and in Canada.
And while "banging into each other"
brings a smile to his face, that smile goes
away and he becomes quite serious when
he talks about joining the Gulf Coast PVA in
"I want to talk to newly-injured people
coming in to let them know there's more
stuff out there than just sitting in a wheel-
chair," he said.
The PVA and the U.S. Department of Vet-
erans Affairs put on the Games each year.
This year was the 30th national wheelchair
event. The Games are the largest annual
wheelchair sports event in the world. It is
a multi-event sports and rehabilitation pro-
gram for military service veterans who use
wheelchairs due to spinal cord injuries, am-
putations or neurological problems.
For more about the Games, visit their
web site at www.wheelchairgames.va.gov.
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snatched him up and got him out of there as
quick as we could," explained the detective.
"The Martin County Sheriff's Office was very
helpful in getting this accomplished."
He went on to say that they entered the
hotel room with guns drawn and that Arella-
no-Medrano was arrested without incident.
Because he was in Stuart, Arellano-Me-
drano was arrested by MCSO Detective John
Perez on probable cause provided by Detec-
tive Van Deman. He was then taken to a Stu-
art hospital due to a pre-existing leg injury.
Arellano-Medrano was returned to the
Okeechobee County Jail around 2 p.m. Fri-
Detective Van Deman said the exact cause
of death was to be determined. He said an
autopsy was conducted Friday morning by
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in another man's car, then tried to get the
woman to enter the mobile home. But she
Detective Van Deman said Arellano-
Medrano then reportedly walked up to the
woman, pulled a butcher knife from the
waistband of his pants and stabbed Ms.
Delacruz in the upper portion of the left side
of her chest.
"She died within a couple of minutes af-
ter being stabbed," said the detective.
Mr. Delacruz then fought with and dis-
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The woman was told that Arellano-Medrano
was going to give her some money.
When she arrived she asked the nephew,
Nacho Delacruz, to stay close because she
was afraid of her former lover.
Arellano-Medrano, reportedly angered
that the mother of his children had arrived
Special to the Okeechobee News/Teresa Chandler
The July teen dance party coordinated by Teresa Chandler benefitted the Real
Life Children's Ranch. There were 70 students in attendance! They enjoyed *
limbo, hula hoop, pizza, cookies and dancing! The dance generated $425 in
funds for Real Life. The dance is possible because of the donations from local
businesses! Thank you to: Okeechobee County School Board, DJ "DP Produc-
tions," Dominos, Ding-A-Ling Deli, Best Western, Wal-Mart, Wemmer Family
Orthodontics, Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, East Coast Shirts & Signs,
Quality Tees and the many volunteers! For more information on teen dances,
please call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.
Brahman football schedule released
Okeechobee's Longest-Estab se
July 18, 2010
Okeechobee Bloodmobile visits planned for July
To donate blood is to help save lives. This month the Okeechobee community celebrated
our country's birth. Please keep up the good fight, in our country's honor: The "Big Red
Bus" blood mobile will be in the community on the following dates:
Sunday, July 18 -Knights of Columbus at St. Teresa Catholic Church, BHR, 10 a.m.-3
Wednesday, July 21 U-Save, 12:30-2:30; IRSC, 4-8 p.m.
Saturday, July 24 Day of the American Cowboy, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 31 -Wal-Mart, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee once again has a tough
schedule this year with only four regular sea-
son home games on the 2010 schedule.
The only change in teams from last year
is a swap of Berean Christian School for Vero
Beach in week one. Okeechobee will also
host an exhibition game on Aug. 27 against
the Fort Pierce Central Cobras.
Other home games include a date with
Avon Park on Sept. 10, Martin County on
Oct. 1, Bartow on Oct. 15, and William T.
Dwyer on Oct. 22. All of the home games
begin at 7:30 p.m.
The road games this year include the Be-
rean Christian game on Sept. 3, South Fork
on Sept. 16, Sebastian River on Sept. 24,
Hardee on Oct. 29, Palm Beach Lakes on
Nov. 5, and Clewiston on Nov. 12.
The combined records of Brahman op-
ponents on this year's schedule last year
was 56-44. Okeechobee finished (0-10).
County Veterans' services office relocated to Courthouse
Special to the Okeechobee News/Maggie Buccino
The Knights of Columbus presented a check to the ARC of Okeechobee. The
Annual Tootsie Roll Campaign took place on March 6. The brother Knights
with the help of the ARC handicapped people gave away Tootsie Rolls at Wal-
Mart, U-Save and Publix for three hours. They collected $559 in donations
which was presented to the ARC representatives. From left to right are John
Buccino, chairman, Scott Smett, Grand Knight, Brenda Byrd, support coordi-
nator, Jeannie Bramlett, board liaison, Nancy Ziegler, executive director.
'Special to the Okeechobee News/Teresa Chandler
YMCA Summer Camp
The YMCA Summer Camp held an "Island Theme" week. Children participated in
a relay where they had to dress their partner in Hawaiian gear, run to the finish
line and remove the costume. The camp currently houses 30 children and pro-
vides care from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Grace Brethran/Okee Christian Academy.
Camp includes themed weekly activities, field trips, swimming and much more!
For more information, contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996. Campers and
counselors pictured in the fun activities (top) are: Piper Hans, Mya Gomes, Laura
Campos (Counselor) and Allison Chandler (Counselor) and (bottom) are: Devon
Wigfall, Carlyn Shaffer (Camp Director), Allison Chandler, Laura Campos and
Michael Martinez, camp counselors.
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Veterans' Services Office is available to as-
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ing VA Benefits. The office is open 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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the current mo~wing cycle is about 80 percent
complete. However, due to recent rains it was
noted that it might be necessary to start the
mowing again as soon is the current cycle is
The board finished the meeting by con-
ducting an inspection tour of recently com-
pleted work and work in progress on N.W.
242th Street, Three Mile Grade and Four Mile
The next meeting will be Aug. 11 at 9 a.m.
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By Pete Gawda
In this era of economic problems and nis-
ing taxes, there is some good news for Viking
residents. At their regular meeting on Wednes-
day, July 14 the Coquina Water Control District
Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to
keep the Viking assessment at $62.64 cents
per acre. It has remained at that level for at
least three years.
The Coquina Water Control District ap-
pears to be in better financial shape than some
other local government entities. "This year we
have exceeded our expectation on revenues,"
chairman Melvin Byars asserted. He said it ap-
pears that because more people paid their as-
sessments than was originally anticipated the
district will have "a little bit of surplus" of ap-
proximately $44,000 which will be rolled over
into the new year's budget.
Turning to other business, Engineer Bryan
Clemmons said that grass carp have been
placed in the canal to control vegetation.
However, he said it would be six months be-
fore any results are seen.
"It will be interesting to see if it works,"
board member Ken Childs said of this attempt
to control aquatic vegetation.
"We need to concentrate on finishing Four
Mile Grade," Mr. Byars said, adding that the
board needed to set priorities for other road
jobs. He noted that in three years the board
has repaired 20 miles of roads.
Superintendent Danny Faircloth stated that
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The Coquina Water Control District
Board of Supervisors as part of their
regular meeting on Wednesday, July
14 inspected work in progress. Here,
left to right, superintendent Danny Fair-
cloth, chairman Melvin Byars and engi-
neer Bryan Clemmons inspect grading
being done on Three Mile Grade.
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
As part of the Wednesday, July 14 meeting of the Coquina Water Control Board
of Supervisors, the board made an inspection tour of Viking construction proj-
ects. Here the board inspects a recently installed culvert on N.W. 242 Street.
Pictured are, left to right, board member Dorothy Miles, chairman Melvin Byars,
board attorney Tony Young and engineer Bryan Clemmons.
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Special to the Okeechobee News/GFNF
Judge Schack and Magistrate Deborah Hooker held 'Kids Day' at the local
courthouse welcoming children to come tour the building. Children were also
introduced to the the new Children's Library in the Courhouse, a place where
children involved in dependency proceedings can feel comfortable and become
familiar with pleasant surroundings.
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On June 15, Guardians For New Futures
(GFNF), the non-profit organization sup-
porting the 19th Judicial Guardian ad Litern
program, and Okeechobee Court Personnel,
opened the door to a new Children's Library.
From time to time each of the local court-
houses in the Treasure Coast has sponsored
a "Kids Day." Kids Day is a day when chil-
dren who are involved in dependency pro-
ceedings, (victims of abuse, neglect or aban-
donrnent) can walk around the courtroom
and becorne familiar with the area. Being in
court can be a very frightening and isolat-
ing experience for children. This day helps
increase their awareness of the court room.
The event was scheduled at the request of
Judge Schack and Magistrate Hooker of
Okeechobee County. They were both advo-
cates for a dedicated room for the children
inside the courthouse. On Kids Day, Judge
Schack and Magistrate Hooker wanted to
meet with the children over whose depen-
dency proceedings they preside; they inin-
gled, and brought cookies for the kids.
It has been a priority to the GFNF pro-
grarn to be able to outfit the Okeechobee
courthouse with a Kids' Library, a room
filled with books and toys that present a hap-
py, comfortable place for children to read,
play or learn about the court process. Often
children in dependency may be placed out
of the horne in foster care, group hornes
or with relative or friend care givers. GFNF
began a drive to collect donations of books
and toys for the room. The outpouring frorn
cornrunity players and volunteers was in-
credible and because of generous donors,
GFNF was able to decorate the room with
beautiful, stocked bookcases and bean bag
chairs. Additionally, the program was able to
purchase a television set so that children can
watch an instructional video about court.
Unfortunately, there are about 900 chil-
dren in dependency proceedings on the
Treasure Coast; approximately 120 of then
of then live in Okeechobee County. The
Guardian ad Litern (GAL) program provides
an advocate for each of these children to en-
sure that their voice and their best interests
are heard in the courtroom.
"While it is unfortunate that children have
to be involved in these proceedings, the dif-
ference of a safe, bright, room where they
can play and read can really make things less
frightening," President of GFNF, Debbie But-
ler, cornrented. Ms. Butler also hopes that
GFNF will be able to solicit ongoing dona-
tions for books and toys to replenish and up-
date the room from time to time. Guardians
for New Futures has goals to replicate Kids'
Libraries in the other three county court-
houses where they have visibility-Martin,
St. Lucie and Indian River Counties.
To learn more about the GAL program,
please contact 772-785-5804 or visit on the
World Wide Web www.gfnf4kids.org.
Toys and books on a shelf greet chil-
dren in the new Children's Library
in the Courthouse. The library was
brought about by the Guardians for
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is at risk whenever their animals have ra-
Distemper causes GI and nervous systern
symptoms in dogs and cats. The disease is
rapid, nasty and generally not curable. It
bothers me to see these innocent pets suf-
fering because their owners refused to do
oneEcr llali Is cred t> horses by Inos-
quitoes. Most owners have to euthanize
cinated horse has tremors, can't walk and
gt d W ie there ssorne smt1 suce ss i
expenses, time and emotion is truly unnec-
Parvo is known to most dog owners. It
hits the GI tract and then proceeds to other
parts of the body. It is very contagious and
deadly. Some breeds of dogs are more sus-
ceptible than others. As in any disease, the
young and the old are more vulnerable.
Leptospirosis is a bacteria that is conta-
gious from dog to dog and dog to people.
It will destroy the kidneys. Family nernberS
are in harrn's way.
Rhino tracheitis is a respiratory disease in
cats. The virus causes stuffed noses with dis-
charge and sores on the cat's tongue. It can
be lethal. It is carried by raccoons as well as
There are enough non-preventable dis-
eases that we have to contend with in our
pets. Vaccinating your pet is the easiest
thing you can do. The Humane Society of
Okeechobee urges you to do the night thing.
Ronald H. Woody, M.D.
from the Wniversity of
UT an~pc~ dH d~talab
Seattleand at the
Medical University of
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American D~rilling Services, Inc. will
accept donations of new or gently used
shoes for school-aged children in the
cornrunity. The shoes can be dropped
off at American Drilling Services located
at 405 S.W. 2nd St. or call Sarah at 863-
763-3221, if you need someone to pick
then up. Shoes will be given away on
Aug. 21, at the Back to School Bash at
the Okeechobee Ag~ri-Civic Center.
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee County Code Enforcement
Special Magistrate Lois Nichols is scheduled
to hear 10 cases Tuesday afternoon.
There are two cases under the heading of
new business. Hurdley Mitchell and Illinorse
Hardy have been cited for an accumulation
of mechanical parts, household iterns and
unregistered vehicles on their S.E. 38th Ter-
race property. In the second case, Christo-
pher Arnsdern has been asked to remove
plywood and alurninurn from his windows
and remove all unlicensed, inoperable vehi-
cles, trash, debris and overgrowth from his
S.E. 24th Street lot.
Melba Franklin, John Keith Cook, Mar-
jorie S. Paige trustee, and Jarnes Myers and
William Day had previously been ordered by
Edward Jones branch office
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Local residents and businesses can
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in support of the back-to-school supply
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2010 monitoring period. Over the past 15
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Hihad onyHOME Consortium
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The Heartland Rural HOME Consortum (which Includes DeSoto, Glades,
Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee Countles, Florida) Is applying
to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (UD) for the
2010-2011 allocation under the HOME Investment Partner hip Program
(HOME). This Fifth Program Year Action Plan Is submitted under the Con-
solidated Plan for 2006-2011.
The preliminary activites, with the estimated dollar amount for which the
Consortium Is applying are:
Funding Source Bludge
HOME Investment Partnership $ 667,239
Total $ 667,239
Planned Activities Blu[08
HOME Homeownership $ 503,241
Community Housing Development Corporations (15%) $100,085
A d m n Is tr a
tlon $ 66,723
Each County In the Consortla has adopted a single ant-displacement and
relocation plan before submission of the Consolidated Plan. The Consortla
will assist displaced persons with grant funds, as Indicated In the budget
and policy. A required 25% match will be covered by on-going activites In
each County under the State Housing Initiatves Patnership (SHIP) Pro-
Two Public Hearings to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the
Fifth Program Year Action Plan will be held at 198 6th Street, Moore Haven,
FL beqlnbngn at 10:00 a.m. on July 26, 2009, and at 1728 NW 9th Ave.,
Okee hoee, FL, on July 29, 2010 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
A draft copy of the Annual Plan will be available for review at that time. A
final copy of the applicaton will be made available at the Highlands County
Housing Department, 501S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 on July
30, 2010 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. The Fifth Program Year Action Plan will be submitted to U.S. Depart
ment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before August 14,
2010. To obtain additional Information concerning the application and the
Public Hearings contact Mary Foy, Highlands County Community Service
Program Director, at (863) 402-6626.
Tepublic hearn~g Is being conducted In a handicapped accessible location.
Anyandicapped person requiring an inte preter for the hearing Impaired or
tevisually Impaired should contact Mary Foy at least ive calendar days
prior to the meeting and an interpreter w II be provided. Any non-English
speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should also contact
Mary Foy at (863) 402-6626 at least ive calendar days prior to the meeting
and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunica-
tlon Device for Deaf hirsons (TDD) please call (800) 955-8771. Any handl-
capped person requiring special accommodation at this meetng should
contact Mary Foy at (863) 402-6626 at least ive calendar days prior to the
Pursuant 91.225, the following certlicatons will be submitted to HUD with
the Fifth Proaram Year Action Plan. The certications will be made available
by Highlands County Housing Department and HUD for public Inspection
upon request. These certlicatons will be available on and after the date of
submission of the application and shall continue to be available for a mini-
mum period of ive years.
1. Afirmatively furthernn fair housln ;
2. Anti-displacementand relocation p an;
3.DI lore workplace;
5. Authority of93ursdicton;
6 on ittenc a ithRPlantn;nd
8. Se tion 3.
A FAIARN H SN JCEEUA PSPDOI N
360574 ON 7/18/10
Notice of Hearin
Okeechobee Cc nas atde forcement
The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on
Ou sedaho uly Oun 2010 at:00 p.m. he pubi meet ngo dibeheld atN t
9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Flone For naemom Ifaton, contact Fay~e Huff
man at the Rlanning and Development Department, 1700 NW 9hAe,
Sulte A, Okeechobee, Rorida 34972, (863) 824-3010.
All Interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public
meeting. Any penon deciding to appeal any decision by the Code Enforce-
ment Special Magistrate with aspect to any matter considered at this
meetinanwill need to ensure that a verbatim ecord of the paoceeding Is
maed endl thtebraeo d Inldenso te tetmnt san eief es Nupon uh
of ba kup for oficial records of the Department.
oe forcnnt Spea MaM state
360291 ON 7/18/10
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed BIDS will be received by OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BOARD OF
22,OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 until 1;Pie li on AUGUST i,
201 at which bme theywllbpullyoeebyteCnyCerord
signere and read aloud at the NFW COURTHOUSF, 312 N.W. 3rd St.
ForNo.3 East Conference Room at 2;QQP l on AUGUST 5.2010.
Any BIDS received after the time speckled will not be accepted.
The BIDS shall be based on providing all mahnals, equipment and labor for
the constructon of the NW 20TH LANE ROADWAY RESURFACING IM-
aRVEETTPu ~Ct. ndn botac sosal at rhsosil oforopfrovldVn
MENT WIDENING, RESURFACE ROADWAY, STRIPING, AND MAIN-
TENANCE OF TRAFFIC as necessary to complete the project as per plans
and speclications and the most recent FDOT Standards. The Contractor
IurRbel currently FDOT certlied. Drawings, speclications and other Con-
tract Documents may be examined and purchased at OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY Road & Brd~e Department, 804 N.W.2nd STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972, (8637 763-3514 and at the office of Craig A. Smith & As-
socla$s, 7777 GLADES ROAD SUITE 410 BOCA RATON, FL 33434,
(561) 314-4445 and for the non-refundable amount of Seventy Five and
00/100 Dollars ($75.00). Checks shall be made payable to Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners.
BIDDERS shall conine their BIDS to the project In Its entirety. Parbal BIDS
will not be considered. Each BIDDER shall submit with this BID evidence
that he Is licensed to perform the work and services or quallied by ex-
amination to be so lIcensed.
Each BID shall be accompanied by a certhed check or by an acceptable BID
BOND In an amount e ual to at least ive (5) percent of the amount of the
BID payable to Okeec obee County Board of County Commissioners,
as N guarantee tha If he IsP aceep~ted th BIDER wIlENecut teR
BONDS e ual to one hun red percent (100%) of the contract price within
ten (10) das after written notice of the AWARD OF CONTRACT No bidder
may wit drw his BID for a period of ninety (90) days after date set for
opening of the BIDS.
There will be a mandatory pre-bid conference on Monday, August 2,
2010, 1:00 PM located on-site at the corner of NW 20th Lane and 441 for
any interested contractors. Any q estionsbpeertaining to the roject specli
catbons, draaig tha snees ay o, Auushtl e addressed to de Engineer In
If In the opinion of the bidder, inconsisancies appear to exist In the specli-
catons and/or drawin s, it is the bidder's responsibility to seek clarlication
from the County. Addtlonally, t Is Incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a
personal Investigation as to the requirements of the County.
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners reserves the
rIgPht to wave Informa Itles In any BID, delete any portion of the project; ex-
tedthe project within the Ilmits of the work Involved. The Owner has the
right to accept or reject any or all bids.
BIDS must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked:
Clif Betts, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court
Okeechobee County, Florida
360582 ON 7/18,25;8/1/10
NOTICE OF EEAUE UO E S SION OF TH O EECHBEE UTILITY
DISCUSS CURRENT LITIGATION
The Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Utlly Authority shall hold an Ex-
tuv eso ewe the oasn 1 d thhe Udtllty Aeu~o A cirne~ywohi
The disedussio wlo be conned to current tIgaton pending between OUA
No cue s eh eby glye that floigMIdiidal swrl oe a ,nnce of th
nard, Thomas Hoover and Steven Nelson; Alternate Members Rick lordan,
Devin Maxwell and Harrry Moldenhauer; Executive Director John F. Hayford;
Tom Conely, III and Ha Ild Melville, OUA Attorneys.
A Court Reporter will be present to record the session and the transcript
shall be made part of the public record upon conclusion of the tIgaton.
NOTICE OF OUA WORKSHOP AND REGULAR MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility will meet In a
workshop session on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. to discuss the
Prellminary FY11 Budget.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will
"etI rre ular elssl3A on Wednesday July 28,b2010 followI~ncg te ebsu
necessarily Il1ted to, Steven Myers agreement and selecton of a Annual
Audit Firm; at the Okeechobee Utility Authority Ofices, 100 SW 5th Avenue,
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, If a person decides to ap-
peal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetngs, he
or 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-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is based. Such
person may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or tape recorder for
such verbatim record.
OETEHCEH E UIFLT AUTHORITY
36056 oN 7/18/10
For more listings,
Apartment for Rent
2Bd 1 1/2 Ba Town
House In Town, Very
clean W/D $650 mo,
1st, last & sec.
SUBSIDIZED 1bd apts
for rent in Okeechobee.
Must meet eligibility
re uirements. Please
IN TOWN 2/ very
clean, w/d, lawn maint
inluded, $800 $300
sec. (863) 634-3572
ER FINANCE 3BR, Like
new. 2005 Mobile
Home. C/Air. Applianc-
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private lake. Play-
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$4,000 Down. $760
TAYLOR CREEK Condos
$650 mo. + 1st & sec.
ciency. Very clean!
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te pefc gf Lo
FOR SALE OR LEASE
1574 Sq. Ft. office bldg.
@ 210 NE 3rd Ave.
KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs.
2/1, Tiled floors. In-
cludes Water. Commu-
nity Pool & TenniS
Court. $700 mo. + sec.
FT. DRUM small 1 BR,
1dBA House on 4 ac es
come. $600 mo. + sec.
Kings Bay 2000 CBS
Home 2/2/1, W/D
1st + $900 Sec.
NEW BEAUTIFUL single
3 bdrm, 2 ba home for
Rent $1300. Utilities,
cable, air conditioning,
laundry & dishwasher.
OKEE- 3 bdrm /1 ba on
12 ac, laun ry, central d I
air/ heat, screen porch,
carport. $925 mo, 1st &
last Call (305)458-8659
OKEE 3BR, 1BA, Lami-
nate flooring, new
kitchen, C/alr, W&D,
semi-furnished. By Rim
Canal. 441 SE ner15B
$800 mo. + sec.
Modern 3 BR, 2.5 BA. 2
Living rooms. RoomS
that are great for in-
laws or guest room. 1
Car C afaqe. Rent neco-
S3BR, 2BA, C/Air & Heat
$900 mo. + sec. dep.
* 4BR 2BA CBS On water,
$1100 mo. + sec. dep.
Both are avail. 8/1 and
a lease is required.
R.V. LOTS FOR RENT
Free Wifi! Weekly $150
or mo. $375 incl. elec.
Ie so fiwante sonl
Looking for roommate
to share 2 bedroom, 1
bath townhouse close
to town. $400 month
preferred but not nec-
For more listings,
For more listings,
D.W.M.H Rent for
$750mo. 1st + sec
$400 No pets call
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mo ie Inme Ongels
3 Bedroom/2 Bath Mobile
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custom Kitchen and
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on water, gracious park,
lot rent $250.00 a/c good
asking $2,800 for more
For more listings,
RvV ren al ldd/dba
$400 mo. located in
Buckhead Ridge call
between 8am and 7pm
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
For more listings,
2000 ACURA TL 3.2 4
DOOR SEDAN 246,000
mi, with ac, good
$2,900 /or best offerrun gr
Dodge Neon 2004
4-door, auto trans, a/m
f/m & c/d, cold a/c,
new struts, gets over
30 mi per gal. $3,000
1998 FORD RANGER
XLT 27,600 original
miles, 4-c linder, std
5-speed, cold air
wheels, one owner,
air bags, tinted win-
For more listings
go to 7
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT INAND
Case No. 2 10CP48
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EVA F. GAU.OWAY,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
EVA F. GALLOWAY, deceased, whose
date of death was February 2, 2010
and whose social security number Is
XXX-XX-2022, Is pending In the Cir-
cult Court for Okeechobee County,
Flonda ,cProbate l2Dv~si ~eaddrh%
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The
names and addresses of the co-per-
sonal representatves and the co-per-
sonal ;~r~e r~esenaivs attorney are
All creditors of the decedent and
Othis against hdaeden eslme ede-
whom a copy of this notice Is re-
luired to be served must ile their
clis wl~t 3thi Ocor SIH T E
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OFE TH NOOT CE I DOAFSAAF
OAl oHe N e~dEtr ON Ete decedent
and ot ra persatnshadmfeddlalmss o
THE DTIE PFTERFIODSST FORTH IN
c ON 73 7EO2W LTBHEE O
NO WITS NTANIDING THE IME
PHE ODM LSEEIDT RETH ABT EY
YERS ATER THDE(2)DL ECEDENTS
DEATH IS BARRED.
noThe datelyof ht 2p blaton of this
Florida Bar Number 44701
CURRAN LAIW GROUP
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2400 East Commercial Boulevard
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Telephone: (954) 938-9922
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Davie, FL 33328
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July 18, 2010
Darleen Bradford was the winner of the American Red Cross Hurricane Kit
which was presented at the Hurricane Preparedness Seminar held on June
3, at Raulerson Hospital.
Special to the Okeechobee News/Okeechobee Red Crose
Volunteer of the Year
Okeechobee Red Cross volunteer, Chuck Parker was awarded the honor of
being this year's 'Volunteer of the Year.' This award is presented to the volun-
teer whose exceptional commitment, determination, ability and unwavering
support has enabled the Okeechobee Branch to carry out the mission of the
American Red Cross to help the people of Okeechobee County prevent, pre-
pare for, and respond to emergencies. Chuck became the first ever Disaster
Instructor for Okeechobee and Glades counties. Chuck is the Okeechobee
DAT leader as well as a valued member of the Advisory Board. He is always
available at a moment's notice to help in whatever capacity needed. Chuck
is a local business owner in Okeechobee who still finds time to support us
with our areas of fundraising, training, special events and disasters. He is a
role model and is always maintaining the integrity and humanitarian mission
of the Red Cross in our community.
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