County may double
rates ...Page 16
Cars burglarized in
the Oak Park area
Area rainfall belOW
average for wet
season ...Page 20
Last Year: 14.31 feet
See page 4 for information about
how to contact this newspaper.
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Vol. lol ive. los Wednesday, September 8, 2010
In the general election on Nov. 2,
Okeechobee County voters will choose
between Republican Joey Hoover and
Democrat Terry Burroughs in the
County Commission District 4 race.
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to pose questions for the candidates
and asked the can-
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asset to the county? What changes, if
any, would you propose to the man-
agement of the facility? What changes,
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Brighton royalty in Labor Day Parade
Cheyenne Nunez, Brighton Junior Miss Princess and Brianna Nunez, Brighton Semi-
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Parade of flags
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the American flag, the Florida flag, and the flags of the organizations and businesses that sponsor the Okeechobee
Okeechobee News/Katrina Eleken
Riding through the drive-thru
Some Labor Day parade participants stopped for a cool drink at the Country
Cooler Drive-Thru on State Road 70 after the parade. If you've ever ridden a
horse through the drive-thru .... you might be from Okeechobee.
Public Forum/Speak Out
4 Okeechobee News
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Speak Out has moved online, where
it is quicker and easier to share your
ideas and converse with others. Go to
www.newszap.com, click on the com-
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!
*If you have any expectation of change
and reforms in the county government, then
you should know this. Betts, Domer, Posey,
Wherrell and Chandler were all presented
with a comprehensive re-organization plan
in 2008 that would have significantly consol-
idated the county government from 14 to 5
departments, and probably would have im-
proved its efficiency and effectiveness. How-
ever, nothing came of it, except politics as
usual. Not one of the county commissioners
even brought it up for discussion and con-
*The county feels they need to charge
for lighting at the ball fields, this is wrong.
Now with the high number of unemployed,
those that are getting new jobs are starting
out with little pay just to have a job. Busi-
nesses in this town are still having to cut
back on spending to survive. These teams
look for donations, do fund-raisers, and look
for sponsors to help pay to play now. Where
do you expect them to get the money to pay
for the lights?
*I realize the county commission sala-
ries are set by the state, but they can donate
part back to the county if they choose to do
so. They have other jobs or other sources of
income. They should be voluntarily cutting
their own pay.
*Last year Commissioner Hoover made
a motion to give back part of commissioner
salaries but it died for lack of a second.
*I am very concerned about the cut in
the summer swimming pool hours and I
am worried this will mean they won't have
the swimming lessons they had in the past.
My kids are big now, but that is where they
learned to swim. I worry for the parents of
young children who won't be able to find
swimming lessons they can afford. This
community had a child drown this year
already because he did not know how to
swim and he fell into a canal.
*The paper says county employees will
see their pay reduced and also have to take
some unpaid furlough days. Will the top ad-
ministration in the county also do this? They
should set the example and cut their own
pay double the percentage that they cut the
pay of those who earn less than $30,000
*I thought the combined OHS and the
OMS bands did agreatf ob inthe Labor Day pa-
rade. They did not have much time to practice
and the younger kids only had a few days to
even learn the song. Really felt sorry for them
thou g h
a unit of
20 or 30
march around piles of horse manure and
since they were playing instruments at the
time, it was not so easy to watch where they
stepped. Whoever organizes the parades,
please put the marching units at the FRONT
of the parade next time and the horses BE-
HIND all of the marching units. There were
only three marching units I think--the
ROTC, the band and a twirler group. ROTC
was at the front of the parade but the band
and the little twirlers had to march through
the mess the horses left.
*Every parade- on the parade form it
says that if you have horses or other animals
in your parade entry, you have to provide
your own "pooper scooper." And every pa-
rade people come with animals and no one
with the unit to clean up the mess and they
still let them be in the parade. Since no one
ever enforces that rule, I think they should
just change the parade plans and make sure
that all of the marching units are at the front
of the parade and no unit with horses or
Other animals is in the parade in front of a
marching unit. Problem solved.
*It is a shame the Chamber of Com-
merce was closed all summer and they had
to throw the Labor Day festival together at
the last minute. It used to be such a nice
event. This year, if it had not been for the
candidates running for office, the parade
would have been over in 15 minutes. If the
c amber car t be there in Auhgust o ora
tion would like to take it over.
*I want to commend the high school
band director and the Osceola Middle
School band director for the way the middle
and high school bands were combined for
the Labor Day parade. I thought the kids
sounded great and it was nice to see such
a large band marching along. Maybe not '76
trombones', but there were 'rows and rows
College f othall
*It looks like Lonnie Pryor is having
another great year. Go Lonnie! We are so
proud of you!
*The other day I received in my mailbox
along with my fellow neighbors and packet
on two sexual predators living near by. Here
is my problem. A few years ago there was
a man who was arrested for molesting little
kids. Now there are two more sexual preda-
tors at this same address. You see there are
a lot of different trailers set up at this address
that are not legal. I just find this very strange.
It is weird enough that two people come
from the same address, but three!
*If they are not legal, turn them in to the
code board. They can't be hooked up on the
same sewer and there are new guidelines on
trailers in Okeechobee.
*I was quite shocked at the high num-
ber of sexual offenders and sexual predators
on the FDLE list. I thank the newspaper for
running those in the paper. They are always
available online but people don't remember
to check them or just don't think about it.
You think a small, rural community like this
is safe from such things. But they are here
and we need to know who they are and
where they live. Protecting the children of
this community is the most important job
that we have-the most important job both
for law enforcement and for the parents.
*I heard there have been houses and
cars broken into in the Oak Park area. Peo-
ple need to be aware of this.
*Lock your cars. Lock your homes. Ney-
er leave valuables in your car. Install motion
lights outside your doors. Don't ever think it
won't and can't happen to you.
*Install security cameras, $40 for one.
Buy two and set them toward your entranc-
es. A picture is worth a thousand words and
will get the thieves convicted in court.
*Congratulations to the Brahmans on
their win! They were some happy players
on that field Friday night. I'm proud of them.
Let's support them, win or lose. GO BRAH-
*Way to go OHS NV football team 8-2
over Clewiston-great game!
*It looks like the NVfootball team is doing
well, which bodes well for future years at the
high school as these players get a little older.
Many people don't seem to realize how im-
portant it is for the kids to learn the basics of
sports at a young age. To have a successful
sports program at the high school, we need
programs at the grade school and middle
school levels to teach the kids the basics and
also help them get in good physical condi-
tion before they even start high school.
*When is someone going to have the
courage to do something about the junk
yard in the middle of town? He is supposed
to have every thing behind the fence. Each
day more and more is being put out front
and it is a real eye sore. There is stuff behind
the fence grown over with weeds. What
is the use of having a code enforcement
department if they don't enforce the law?
Someone needs to get this mess cleaned up.
It sure doesn't look very nice for people driv-
ing through Okeechobee.
*I am glad to see the Humane Society
is sponsoring a low cost clinic where peo-
ple can get rabies shots for their pets. Also,
many people think you have to pay for an
expensive vet visit in order to get the annual
shots for your animals. That is no longer
true. Many vets offices will let you pay for
just the rabies shot and a vet tech can take
care of it. For those on a limited budget, that
is an option. You don't want to let any ani-
mal that is allowed outside to go without a
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Great turnout for Teen Dance
The August Teen Dance held on Aug. 21, at the Okeechobee Freshman
campus and organized by Teresa Chandler was attended by 126 teens. The
dance was the largest yet! Student enjoyed music by DP Productions, par-
ticipated in games winning gift cards and enjoyed pizza! The proceeds from
this dance went to the YMCA Okeechobee project. A check was presented
to Okeechobee Executive Director, Shawn Keil. Special thanks to the fol-
Iowing who continuously support the Okeechobee Teen Dance Program!
Okeechobee County School Board, Dominos Pizza, Ding-A-Ling Deli, DP
Productions, East Coast Signs, Wemmer Family Orthodontics, Wal-Mart,
Sheriff and City Police Departments, Best Western and the many volunteers
that make it happen! For more information on the teen dances, please call
Today: Scattered showers and thunder-
storms after noon. Partly cloudy, with a high
near 92. Heat index values as high as 103.
East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance
of precipitation is 30 percent.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Partly
cloudy, with a low around 72. East wind
around 5 mph.
Thursday: A40 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly
cloudy, with a high near 92. East wind be-
tween 5 and 10 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a
low around 73. Southeast wind around 5
Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny
and hot, with a high near 96. Calm wind.
Friday night: A 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy,
with a low around 74. Southeast wind
around 5 mph.
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September 8, 2010
we spend in scheduled meetings, but my
wife and children can attest that there is no
such thing as a holiday or vacation without
work. I receive county related phone calls at
night and on the weekends including Christ-
mas Day last year. Even at church, people
engage me on topics regarding county busi-
ness. On vacation, I return phone calls and/
or follow up with staff every day. In addition
to commission meetings, commissioners
are also assigned service on related boards
such as Children's Services Council, Florida
Heartland and Rural Economic Develop-
ment Initiative, Value Adjustment Board, etc.
Commissioners also attend numerous civic,
business and social events. As I travel about
the county on work or personal business, I
am constantly observing and making notes
on the condition of the roads, facilities or
other actions under the county control. If
I had to estimate an amount of time spent
on county business, it would average some-
where between 20 hours on the low side
and 60 hours on the high side.
Are you currently employed? If so,
who is your employer and what do
you do? How many hours a week do
you wovr at your job? If elected, how
will your job affect your wovr as a
county commissioner? How will your
wovr as a county commissioner affect
BURROUGHS: I am retired from the pri-
vate sector and part owner of my mother's
business Syble's Flowers & Gifts. My wife
manages the business with assistance from
our valued employees. The business will
not interfere with the duties, if elected, as a
HOOVER: My primary employer is Clas-
sic Asphalt Sealing and Striping, Inc., which I
own and have operated for the past 13 years.
We are a pavement maintenance company
offering our services in Okeechobee, High-
lands, and surrounding counties. I also own
and operate Classic Closets (custom stor-
age design and installation) and Economic
Development Associates (business consult-
ing service). Like any other small business
owner I don't work standard hours. As work
demand increases and decreases, my hours
fluctuate as well. I have been on the County
Commission since March 2009 and I have
never missed any scheduled county meet-
ings. I am not aware of any adverse affects
between my position as a commissioner
and my business commitments.
How available wdll you be to the
voters? Will you give voters a phone
number or email address where they
can reach you?
BURROUGHS: If elected, I will be avail-
able to the citizens of the County whenever
they need assistance. They will be able to
reach me via cell phone or email.
HOOVER: I encourage citizens to contact
me with any questions, comments or con-
cerns. Upon my appointment to the board,
I obtained a cell phone at my own expense
that is 100 percent dedicated to commission
related calls at 863-532-8336. My email ad-
dress is jhooverco.okeechobee.fl.us.
Early voting for the Nov. 2 election
will be from Oct. 18 to Oct. 30. For more
information online, go to the Okeecho-
bee County Supervisors of Elections
web site at www.voteokeechobee.com.
Special to the Okeechobee News/Teresa Chandler
Q O UE TI N
Continued From Page 1
BURROUGHS: This facility has not been
readily accepted in this community since its
inception. Currently, the County will carry
a debt service of approximately $262K per
year through 2018, not including the oper-
ating expenses. The Agri-Center Advisory
Group has been taking the ownership of as-
sisting the facility manager in marketing this
product to generate additional revenues to
assist in offsetting the operating expenses.
I would propose the facility be open to
public (soccer & football practice, bicycling,
walking, etc.) after 5 p.m. until dusk. Cur-
rently, the general public does not have
daily access to the facility after 5 p.m. In the
meantime, the County should explore the
option of leasing the facility to the private
sector, but continue to maintain it to ensure
the facility value does not decrease.
HOOVER: I believe that the Agri-Civic
Center is a valued asset to the community.
I think that it would be great if there were
funds available to complete the entire plan,
which would make it more appealing to po-
tential renters. The county has explored sev-
eral avenues over the years including grants
to complete the amenities. So far, those
efforts have not been successful. Until the
economic situation improves, we will have
to do the best with what we have. It may not
be perfect but does provide basic cover and
facilities which are a dramatic improvement
from the old ag barn. It's not just our facil-
ity. In these financially stressed times, recre-
ation venues, both public and commercial,
are far from operating capacity. I'm not an
expert when it comes to the marketing or
operation of facilities such as the Agri-Civic
Center but I do believe it is an asset just as
Our library, sports complex and parks, none
of which operates on a profit basis.
If county employees have to take a
pay cut, should the county commis-
sioners also take a voluntary cut and
return part of their salary to the coun-
ty as a donation? Why or why not?
BURROUGHS: If elected, I would sub-
mit to any reduction in salary the employees
of the County would be subject to.
HOOVER: Just as I committed to last
year during the budget hearings, my wife
and I continue to donate back to civic causes
at a rate much higher than the proposed 3
percent payroll decreases. I do believe that
commissioners should lead by example and
at a minimum, agree to donate the 3 percent
standard set for other employees.
Some elected officials treat their po-
sitions as a full tune job. Some just at-
tend a few meetings a month. Most are
somewhere in between. If elected, how
many hours a week would you spend
oBURU HS: e lieve elected officials
should treat themselves as management
em loeesdw erheetheenumber of s us are
in this case the citizens of the County. As an
elected official, your time cannot be allocat-
ed into a minimum or maximum number.
You need to be able to respond to a citizen
when they call upon you.
HOOVER: I don't know about other
elected officials, but I can say that a com-
missioner is on the job 24 hours a day, 365
days a year. Most people only see the hours
6 Okeechobee News September 8, 2010
Moose Lodge hosts meatloaf
dinner night on Thursday
The Buck Head Moose Lodge will host
Thursday Dinner Night on Sept. 9. The
menu will include meatloaf, scalloped pota-
toes, vegetable, cucumber salad, homemade
Key Lime pie. Donation is $7 for members
and guests. For more information, please
Hospice to hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee at 411 S.E. 4th
Street, is holding its yard sale on Thursday,
Sept. 9 and Friday, Sept. 10, from 8 a.m.
until noon. Hospice yard sales feature great
deals on clothing and furniture. Out Country
Store is full of many new items. Funds raised
will benefit patient care, including services
at the Hamnick Home. We also accept do-
nated items weekdays between 8 a.m. and 1
p.m. For information, call 863-467-2321.
VNA holding free
memory loss screeningS
On Friday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m.-2:30
p.m. the Okeechobee Visiting Nurse Asso-
ciation, at 208 S.E. Park St., will hold a FREE
memory loss screening sponsored by the
Alzheimer's Association. An appointment
is needed for this screening. Screenings are
for anyone-any age concernedd about
memory loss. Screenings will be conducted
by staff from St. Mary's Memory Disorder
Center. Results are immediate. For more in-
formation and to make your appointment
contact Donna True, licensed clinical social
worker, at 1-800-861-7826 Ext. 501.
Shared Services meeting set
The Executive Roundtable of the Shared
Services Network of Okeechobee County
will conduct its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30
p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, in the board room
of the Okeechobee County School Board Of-
fice. The public is invited. For more informa-
tion, please call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-
5000 ext 257.
Heatheote Botanical GardenS
to host free visit day
Free admission! Heathcote Botanical Gar-
dens will offer free admission Friday, Sept.
10, from 9a.m.-5p.m. Come visit the Green
Heart of the Treasure Coast! Heathcote Bo-
tanical Gardens, 210 Savannah Road. 772-
Women of the Moose
hold prime rib dinner
The Buckhead Ridge women of the
Moose will hold a prime rib dinner on Satur-
day, Sept. I 1. Members and qualified guests
are invited. There will be a prime rib dinner,
(served by local celebrities) from 5-7 p.m.
Also included: a cake wheel, auction and
other activities with the proceeds going to
Moo eheart/Mos ))savren aad lo< Il oM~aimu-
Charles Russell Stryker, 86
OKEECHOBEE -Charles Russell Stryker, age
86, of DI.. Is.In .I~~, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, in
the Hamrick Home Hospice.
He was a resident of (II., . IInul~ n since 2002
and was an active member of the First United
Methodist Church of cl., . Iul nI ~ ~
fo r rsd Sttryker was a
where he spent
much of his retire- '
inent years fishing
on Lake Michigan.
He proudly served
in the United States ,
Navy during World
War II and the Ko- =
rean War. '
He was preceded .
in death by his wife, -
Mildred; his parents,
Charles and G~ertrude Hawley Stryker; and two
rull. ,,, James V. Stryker of Greenville Michi-
gan and Richard E. Stryker of California.
He is survived by one son, Stanley Stryker; two
gul~listllllhtersl.l Dominique and Rachel; sister
and brother in-law, Mary Jane and Les Snider;
and many friends and relatives.
Mr. Stryker will be buried in Marne, Mich., in
Wright Township Cemetery directly adjacent to
his Grandparents Family Home.
All local arrangements are entrusted to the lov-
ing care of the Buxton Funeral Home and
Crematory, I10 NE 5th Street, (II., .. ~In -1n,~ Out
of town arrangements will be under the direc-
tion of Throop Funeral Home, 214 Church St,
Coopersville, Michigan. On-line condolences
may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com
from the past month at
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Artie B.'Granny' Scroggin, 88
OKEECHOBEE -Artie B. "Granny" Scroggin,
age 88, died Sept. 6, 2010, at her residence. She
was a resident of Okeechobee for 22 years.
Granny lived for her family, children, and all of
Ror 30 years she worked in food service in the
Pahokee School System.
oSLe se srie~di byns,) Bob (yda Staroghgin
h rs. E (Lnhnr s ggin, oa 11ac~ksonville, la
both of Okeechobee; eight grandchildren and
10 get gadchildrn
Se aw inreceded i death by her husband,
Earl and grandson, Billy Scroggin.
A graveside service will be held Sept. 9, at 1
p.m., at Port Mayaca Memorial Gardens and
Park, Port Mayaca.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memori-
al donations be made to Hospice of Okeecho-
bee, P.O. Box 1548, ci.. .. 1..1 il ~ FL 34973.
All arrangements are under the care and direc-
tion of Matthew and Paul Buxton, of Buxton-
Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 4550
Highway 441 North, ci., .l...l n Florida,
L01S Smith, 76
BRIGHTON -Lois Smith, age 76, of Brighton
Reservation, passed away Friday, Sept. 3, 2010,
at her residence.
She was born March 10, 1934, in Bluefield, St.
in ns saagolod parted wmebn aa raise
er for the Seminole Tribe. In addition she plant-
ed grasses for cattle pastures. She enjoyed
fishing and hunting. She was a member of the
First Indian Baptist Church of Brighton and the
Women's Missionary Union.
She is survived by her nephews, Gilbert King
(Tammy), Willie Tommie (Noreen), Mike Tom-
mie, James Tommie, Jason Tommie (Shawna)'
Eugene Tommie, Freddie Tommie, Maxie Tom-
inie (Kim); and nieces, Mollie Jolly (Chris), Vir-
ginia Lee Tommie, Alice Smith (Curtis Hardy)'
Leoda Poole, Leoma Simmons, Edna Tommie
(T~ray), Betty Billie (Sandy), Martha Tommie,
and Loni Beth Smith. In addition she is survived
by 44 grandchildren and 58 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends two hours prior to
services that were 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 5,
2010, in the First Indian Baptist Church, with
pastor Matt Tiger officiating. Interment will fol-
low in Ortona Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, I10 Ne 5th Street, (II., . Inul n~ On-line con-
dolences may be made at
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By Eric Kopp According to Detective Ted Van Deman
Okeechobee News of the Okeechobee County Sheriff Office
Investigators are searching for clues after (OCSO) it is believed that kids were involved
a number of unlocked vehicles were bur-
glarized Sunday night in the Oak Park sub- in 10 car burglaries during the nighttime
division. hours on Sept. 5. It's also believed that these
Woman accused of stabbing sister
same kids stole four, 12-packs of sodas, off
the front porch of a home in the same area.
Like the vehicles, the door of the porch
was not locked, he added.
"This is not the Okeechobee of the
1970s--it's 2010," said the detective, "and
it'sabse lutl isT nyadwv taavp ohpl dck
unlocked, please remove all of your valu-
ables from your car."
All of the break-ins occurred between
8:52 and 10:01 p.m. And, in all 10 cases, the
vehicles were unlocked.
Detective Van Deman said the "thieves
skulk around at night" just looking for things
to steal. In Sunday's cases, the thieves mainly
took currency, change and iPods. However,
in one burglary they not only took a carton
of cigarettes but oxycodone pills. In another'
a person's wallet that held their driver's li-
cense, cash and debit card was stolen.
The detective went on to add that several
items that had been reported stolen were
later found discarded along the side of a
road near the area. He said some GPS units
were found, as well as some cupholders that
were taken from the vehicles.
The cupholders, said Detective Van De-
man, were filled with change when they
were taen fom te ve ies.
We have at least two of these (GPS
units) in evidence that were found along the
side of the road," he added.
The veteran investigator said the thieves
are likely kids and that they are taking "only
stuff that's of good to them."
"We had one victim whose motion light
came on but they didn't go out and investi-
gate. If you see people out in the neighbor-
hood at night, you need to call us," the de-
To notify the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office, call 1-863-763-3117. If you live in
the city, call the Okeechobee City Police De-
partment at 863-763-5521. Or, call 9-1-1.
Detective Van Deman said if anyone has
any information about these burglaries, they
can contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-273-
TIPS and remain anonymous. Callers may
also be eligible for a cash reward.
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A local woman is being held in the
Okeechobee County Jail following her arrest
for allegedly stabbing her
sister during a fight at their
Tanya Kelley, 35, N.W
First Way, was arrested
Friday,) Sept. 3, onaa felony
mestic battery. Her bond
hasA ben set at 02 n0 rst
report by Deputy Matthew Tanya
Hurst of the Okeechobee Kelley
County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), he and Deputy Michael Hazellief
were cale to th home and ound te vic-
tim with blood on her face and hands. The
report stated that she had been struck over
the right eye with a flashlight and stabbed in
her night forearm.
The fight apparently erupted when Kelley
found the victim asleep on the front room
floor. Kelley reportedly slapped the victim
several times in the face and when the wom-
an awoke a fight ensued. A witness report-
edly took the flashlight away from Kelley.
Kelley then apparently left the kitchen.
a srtae th vicmji minh arm hear nife
indicated. After the victim had armed herself
with a large knife, and the deputies had ar-
rived, Kelley fled out the back door of the
home, stated Deputy Hurst.
Other OCSO deputies began to search
the area and found Kelley a short distance
from the home.
A witness reportedly told Deputy Hurst
that he awoke to find the two women fight-
ing then called 9-1-1 when ".. he saw how
serious everything was."
The deputy's report went on to state that
the knife reportedly used against the victim
has not been recove c prsnelwee
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By Eric Kopp
arre" n ansdOkeechobee woman was
ing she was reportedly
not only wearing stolen
underwear but also had
several methadone pills
in her purse, stated arrest
Heather L. Paulk, 22,
S.E. 12th Ave., was arrest-
ed Tuesday, Sept. 7, and Heather L.
booked into the Okeecho- Paulk
bee County Jail by Officer
Jack Boon of the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD) and a detective from
the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force.
Officer Boon said he charged Paulk
with the felony of introduction of contra-
band into a detention facility and the mis-
demeanor of retail theft. Her total bond on
those charges was $3,000.
atThe taaknforce detectivecarrested P Ilk
session of a controlled substance (metha-
done), and a misdemeanor charge of pos-
session of a controlled substance outside a
properly marked container. Her total bond
on these charges was set at $5,500.
An arrest report by the task force detec-
tive stated that while Paulk was being de-
tained for retail theft at Walmart he asked
for, and received, permission to search her
purse. During that search the detective said
12, 10mg methadone pills were found in a
Paulk was then taken to the county jail
where she was found to be wearing three
bras and a pair of underwear that were al-
legedly taken from the discount store, said
The following individuals were arrested on
felony or driving under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
pfiea trn O) Ct~he kech eH Cgihty Pol c
trol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
*Juan Ramirez, 25, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Sept. 3 by Deputy Lieutenant Keith Mur-
rish on a warrant charging him with violation
of probation -aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon. He is being held without bond.
*Mark Elliot Hazlitt, 31, N.W. Sixth St.,
Okee hbee ws arrested Se t. ai gy eph
with dealing in stolen property and possession
of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bond
was set at $5,000.
*Daniel Gary Johnson, 40, S.W. Fox Brown
Road, Indiantown, was arrested Sept. 3 by
Deputy Lt. Keith Murrish on a Hendry County
warrant charging him with possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon. His bond was set
*Steven Patrick King, 23, Pershing St., Hol-
lywood, was arrested Sept. 3 by Officer Belen
Reyna on a Jefferson County, Ala., warrant
charging him with possession of a controlled
substance. He is being held without bond.
This column lists arrests and not convic-
tions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed
here who is later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped is wel
come to inform this newspaper. The informa-
tion will be confirmed and printed.
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Freshman Campus, 601 S.W. Second Ave.
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The Senior Adult Ministry of First Bap-
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Brahman gfridders run over Berean Christian
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David Carter (left) Thor Harden (third from left) and other linemen race off the
field after tasting victory Friday.
Coach Jackson said he felt his team still
has things to work on but said he felt good
about winning his first game as head coach.
"We made some mistakes and there are
things to fix but I feel good," he said.
Okeechobee led 6-0 at the half and after
a competitive first half, were able to take
charge late in the game.
Berean Christian, led by Keion Berry,
managed just 107 yards in total offense.
Berry had a big night on kick returns as he
returned one kick 93 yards for a touchdown.
He had over 180 yards in returns on the
night. Berry had only 54 yards in the regular
Shanks rushed for 159 yards on 13 car-
ries as he replaced Daron Washington who
injured his ankle in the first half. Shanks
scored on a 45 yard run in the second quar-
ter to open the scoring. He added a 15 yard
dash for a score in the third quarter.
QB Jack Radebaugh, who ran for 49 yards
on 14 carries, didn't have to go to the air very
often. He attempted only three passes in the
game. He ran well out of the shotgun and
was able to outrace the defense for a 15 yard
touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Aukeemian Mills picked off a pass from
Bulldog QB Caleb Pinkerman and with a
convoy of Okeechobee teammates in front
of him, was able to return the pick 40 yards
Shanks finished off the scoring with a 20
yard run in the final four minutes.
Shanks said a three touchdown game will
be a memory he has for a long time, "The
offensive line did a great job. Everybody was
blocking tonight. DJ Washington was able
tohrun hrl fan j ts came in and took up
Washington, who limped off the field in
the second quarter, had a big first half with
90 yards on 12 carries. Okeechobee had
chances to score in the Bulldog red zone
but were stopped on downs on one play. A
fumble by the Brahmans stopped another
scoring opportunity before halftime.
On defense Jose Santibanez had a big
night with several tackles and big hits for
Okeechobee. He said he felt the entire unit
played well together on Friday, "We did
a better job this week. Everybody played
well. We wanted to direct traffic inside and it
worked out for us."
Nick Immesberger had a fumble recov-
ery for Berean Christian. Ronald Jackson
recovered a fumble for Okeechobee. Jesse
Thomas also stripped a Bulldog receiver of
the ball forcing a fumble in the fourth quar-
Okeechobee also did a good job in rush-
ing the passer as DE David Carter, DT CodJy
Walker, and others put pressure on the QB
all night long. Radebaugh also had an in-
terception at safety. He returned the pick 2C
yards. Radebaugh said he felt good on the
other side of the ball. "I was able to read the
QB the entire way and I stayed in my zone.
When he overthrew the ball, I was able to
pick it off." The game was played at Welling-
ton High School in Palm Beach County. This
week Okeechobee hosts Avon Park. The
kickoff is Friday night at 7 p.m.
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By Charles M. Murphy fumble recovery. On offense Richardson
Okeechobee News ran 12 times for 118 yards and two touch- .
The Pop Warner teams travelled to the downs. He threw for 53 yards and a score.
Mark Youmans grabbed a key 23-yard pass
Treasure Coast Saturday and came away a
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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Matthew Garcia (#12) had a nice day rushing the football for the Chobee Lil'
September 8, 2010
The Midget team defeated the Palm City
Dolphins 14-13 in a tight battle. Okeechobee
actually led 14-0 at the half time break and
then had to hold off a Palm City comeback.
Okeechobee had 200 yards onthe ground
and 100 yards through the air in the contest.
Coach James Shockley said his team
played a team game and played well on
offense and defense. He also emphasized
that the team didn't turn the ball over once,
a change from the week before when they
had nine turnovers. Okeechobee had two
touchdowns called back by penalty in the
game. This week the Midget team will host
Jupiter Maroon on Saturday at 5 p.m.
In the Junior Pee Wee game, the Lil' Brah-
mans offense got untracked in the second
half as they defeated Jensen Beach 25-0.
Kysell Richardson had a 60-yard run for
a touchdown in the first half. Darrius Houze
had a 50 yard touchdown run called back
by a penalty in the third quarter. Richardson
added a 27 yard touchdown run in the third
quarter. Matthew Garcia and Melvin Brown
scored touchdowns in the final minutes.
On defense Melvin Brown had five tack-
les including two for losses. Mateo Vasquez
had two tackles and a sack. Richardson had
a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery. Mat-
thew Garcia had four tackles, a sack and a
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The need for blood never stops, but the number of donors has. Only 5 percent of the
total population donates blood. Will there be enough on hand when you or your family
need it? Donate this month on the Big Red Bus. Dates and times:
Saturday, Sept. 11 -two buses at Publix 10 a.n.- 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 12 -Golden Corral 11 a.n.- 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 21 -Okee High School 7:15 a.n.- 2:30 p.n.
Wednesday, Sept. 22 -Beef O'Brady's 4 -7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 25 -Wal-rnart 11a.n. -4 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 1 -Okee County Health Dept., 9 a.In. -3 p.n.
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adventure is the unusual story of a man who
so idolizes Humphrey Bogart that he has his
face altered to look like him, and then be-
cornes a private detective. His cases involve
precious jewels, mysterious and beautiful
women, and murder.
Concluding the season will be "Dixie
Swirn Club," a cornedy from the sarne writ-
ing tearn who created the runaway OCT hits
"Dearly Beloved" and "Christmas Belles." It
involves five wornen who met while con-
peting on their college swirn tearn. They've
remained close through the years by getting
together annually at a beach house without
husbands or children to renew their friend-
ships and meddle in each others' lives. The
show will be performed in March.
The Okeechobee Cornrunity Theatre
is an all-volunteer non-profit organization
of local people who produce Broadway-
style entertainment for area audiences. It is
a nernber of the American Association of
Cornrunity Theatre, and the Florida Theatre
Conference. For more information on the
theatre and its activities, call Ron or Jacque
Hayes at 863-763-1307.
Season tickets to all three shows sched-
uled for the Okeechobee Cornrunity The-
atre's 32nd year are now available.
This year's line-up includes the all-time
classic Broadway musical, "Hello, Dolly,"
with a "filln-noir"-style cornic crime ad-
venture, "The Man With Bogart's Face," and
a heart-warrning cornedy from the writers of
past OCT hits, "Dearly Beloved" and "Christ-
inas Belles," entitled "Dixie Swirn Club."
Patrons can see all three productions for
a total of just $28, which is a savings of $8
off the regular $12 per show price. Season
subscribers also get to reserve the best seats
in the house several weeks before the single-
show tickets go on sale to the general pub-
A subscription form can be found on-line
at http://okeecornrunitytheatre.corn or
season tickets can be purchased by calling
"Hello, Dolly," which opens in November
for a four-perforinance run, is one of Broad-
way's longest-running shows. It made an
instant star out of Carol Channing in the title
role on stage, and helped further the career
of a young Barbra Streisand in the motion
Dolly Levi specializes in finding suitable
matches for unrnarnied men and women.
When she accepts a wealthy but crotchety
businessman as a client, she does every-
thing possible to win hirn for herself. The
title song from the show becarne so popular
that it actually kept the Beatles away from
the number one position on the charts for
several weeks in 1964.
The role of Dolly will be played by Lon-
nie Kirsch, who will be renernbered by
Okeechobee Cornrunity Theatre patrons
for her outstanding performance as Anna in
the 2002 production of "King and I," and for
her cornedic talents in the OCT production
of "The Cemetery Club," among others.
The cast of twenty also includes such
audience favorites as Mike Zierden, Genna
and Kevin Lute, Joyce Taylor, Michael White,
John and Laurie Garner, Cathy Wornble,
Joey Marcinek, Jane Kaufman, Louise Chan-
dler, Billy and Shawna McCullers, and Daniel
The OCT's December offering will be
"The Man With Bogart's Face." This cornic
By Pete Gawda
From the looks of the agenda, tornor-
row's meeting of the Okeechobee County
Innmission shesuld bb shortdarnd routine.
setting of assessment rates for fire/rescue
emergency medical services (EMS) and sol
id waste collection
If the new fire/recue rate schedule is ap-
proved, residents will be paying the sarne as
they did this year. Residential units will be
assessed $100. Hotels, motels and RV parks
will pay $8 per rooni/space. Agricultural/
vacant land will pay $56 per acre. Cornrer-
cial and industrial rates, which are based on
the size of the building will also remain the
However, under the proposed rate sched-
ule, EMS assessment rates would double
since they were cut in half this year. The as-
sessrnent on residential property would in-
crease from $37 per residential unit to $74.
Hotel/Inotel/RV park rates would increase
Ifro n pre ro dspc t i $2. The rat >d
airport generator. The board is also expect-
ed to schedule public hearings to abandon
plattedaroad and alley rights-of-way in Bas-
da, hNCe anrlk hs rqe st tdet the cut
subordinate a deferred payment loan agree-
rnent in the amount of $15,000 in order for
the bank to proceed with a new loan modi-
fication on a state housing initiative partner-
ship program (SHIP) loan.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Fete Gawdacan
be reached at pgawda~newszap.com.
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Wkh :cho~beee Cunmty Comis ionte
When: 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 9
Where: Okeecho~bee Co nty Court-
house,~~~~ 30 ..Scn t
also double. The solid waste assessment
we ld mnce e from $174 per residential
Turning to other iterns, the board is
scheduled to consider approval of payment
of $10,986.22 for emergency repair of the
At Hope, we know
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September 8, 2010 Okeechobee News 17
The Treasure Traders Buying Event isin Okeechobee
Hidden cash in your atric? This week visitors can CASH in on gold, silver, antiques, and collectibles.
Any and all silver coins made before 19)65. All silver and gold coins,
half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. We will look at all "u
Pre-1965 coins in any condition.
* God, Silver& Jewelry *o
Prices are at a 40 year high for gold, silver, platinum, coins, gold bars, *
jewelry, dental gold, precious stones, estate jewelry, etc.
* Watches & Pocket Watches
Rolex, Omega, Ebel, Patek Phillippe, Vintage Swatch, Elgin, Tiffaniy,
Chopard, Waltham, Bunn Special, Illinois, Hamilton, Railroad and others cP
* Musical Instruments
Guitars such as Gibson, Fender, Martin, Gretsch and Dobro, Mandolinls, CO C
Violins, Brass Instruments, Vintage Amplifiers. 197% Bg ok
* Toys & Comic Books Platinum Age (1897-1937)
Vintage cmics before 970, all teo ysbeor 1965including HotWheels, idenAge(1138-955) )
Tonka, Buddy L, Wind-up, Robots, Hafner, Lionel, Marklin, American
Flyer, Barbies, GI Joe, Shirley Temple, and many others
* Military Items
Civil War, Revolutionary War, WWI, WWII, Swords, Medals, Geat,
Badges, Knives, and Glothes
* Advertising Items
Metal & Porcelain Signs, Beer & Liquor Makers, Automobile, Gas & Oil
p -6p srl, eFrC~gcIIi;
Folks Are Cashing in on the Current
/II Gold and Silver Rush
In today's economy, with real estate val-
~ll()c~ ues in the gutter and the value of a dollar
being so hard to come by, people are
e~L~~A ~ U searching dresser drawers, jewelry boxes,
lock boxes, attics and even garages for
forgotten, never-used jewelry, silver sets,
even dental gold.
People are coming in droves to the
Treasure Traders clutching boxes over-
flowing with school rings, broken jewelry,
vintage watches, not to mention silver
coins that they've had laying around for
years. With gold and silver trading at near
40 year highs, ordinary folks are reaping
the benefits of the gold and silver fever
that is running rampant.
Whether you have a few pieces of gold,
a collection of sterling silver or coins, you
should visit the Treasure Traders buying
event. It's fun, informative and could put
money in your pocket.
The Treasure Traders Buying
Show, a Central Florida vintage
collectibles company, is in
Okeechobee at the Holiday Inn
Express on US HWY 441 to
make offers for purchase on your
gold and sterling silver jewelry
and flatware, unmatched and bro-
ken jewehry, old watches, pocket
watches, sports memorabilia, his-
torical relics, old musical instru-
ments such as guitars and man-
dolins, old advertising signs, old
silver money and tintype pictures.
These are a few of the hun-
dreds of items that they will
make you an offer on. The
Treasure Traders will find a new
home for your old stuff and you'll
make money in the process.
The fast-paced and ever-
changing collectibles market is
alive and well for the right
items. The Treasure Traders has
direct connections to collectors
nationwide as well as knowl-
edge of what collectors are pay-
ing and will make you a cash
offer on the spot.
U.S. coins pre-1965 are very
sought after by collectors right
now due to their 90% silver con-
tent and bring top dollar in
today's market. Some coins have
even more value due to certain
characteristics. Our experts can
evaluate them and offer the best
prices due to our contacts in the
marketplace. Because gold is at
an all-time high, gold coins of all
types are bringing the highest
prices ever and people are choos-
ing to cash them in while the
market is still at the top.
All it takes to participate in
this event is to bring in anything
you have which you feel may
have value and we'll do the rest.
Once you have an estimate of
the going rate of that item in
today's market, you can opt to
sell it for cash or take it home for
safekeeping. If you accept our
offer, you will leave with cash.
And, at the very least, you will
leave with the knowledge of
what your treasure may be
worth in today's market.
Don't second-guess what The
Treasure Tr-aders may be interest-
ed in. They are buying way more
than just precious metals and
coins. They are constantly in con-
tact with sports collectors who
deal in everything from game-
worn jerseys to old World Series
tickets. They are on a first-name
basis with one of the nation's
leading vintage guitar experts.
At a recent show, a lady strug-
gling to make ends meet, was
thrilled to find out that her old
scrap jewelry was worth $425.
The next day she brought in her
husband's old Gibson guitar and
was delighted with the offer she
was made. She traded it for close
to a thousand dollars.
The friendly staff have the
expertise and the resources to get
the best price for your items. If
they can't do that, then they'll
suggest where you can go to fur-
ther research your item or sug-
gest that you hold on to it until
the market for that piece is better.
Make plans to attend the show.
If you have a large collection or
estate, the Treasure Traders can
arrange a special appointment
for a one on one evaluation at the
show. If that's the case, please
call us at 386-837-6112 to get
The Treasure Traders will be at
the Holiday Inn Express
Wednesday through Saturday
They will be in town giving
appraisals, making offers and
A recent visitor to the show is
thrilled to leave with over $1750.
~ShIw ThJj~8essWednesday 12
Trhursday Friday 9a 61
Saturday 9a 2p
Don't Miss Your Chance to Cash in. The
TWeasure Wtaders are paying Top Dollar
for the following types of items.
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x NO Safety Checks
x NO Warranty
x NO Credit RePorting
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Special to the Okeechobee News/Raulerson Hospital
The Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary provides scholarships to local individualS
looking into a career in the medical field. Monies are raised through sales in
the Hospital Gift Shop. This year three individuals received $1,500 scholar-
ships each. Jean Rego Auxiliary Chair presents Sam Smith Provost of Indian
River State College the scholarship check. Also on hand is Robert Lee, Raul-
erson Hospital CEO and scholarship recipients Brenda Ellerbee, Christina
Morse and Gary Lanser.
Repu licans open local office
The Republican Party of Okeechobee, now through November, invites the
public to stop by their office, 401 N.W. Fourth Street in the SE corner of the
Farm Bureau Insurance Building, on any Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come pick up your yard signs, bumper stickers and
information! Be an informed voter! For more information online go to www.
republicanpartyofokeechobee.com. The phone number is 863-532-9623.
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September 8, 2010
By Charles M. Murphy
County Fire crews spent close to an
hour and used over 450 gallons of water to
put out a fire that included boats and tires
on NW 42nd Avenue on Sunday morning.
County Fire Rescue Lt. Robert Banfield
said a Sheriffs Deputy noticed the fire
around 8 a.m. at 2266 N.W. 42nd Avenue
and firemen were dispatched soon after-
ward. One unit and two firemen were on
the scene for roughly one hour.
The fire report said several large areas
had burned and two areas were still burn-
ing when firemen arrived. Three large boat
hulls, tires and rims were all destroyed.
There was no estimate of damage avail-
able. Lt. Banfield said there were no inju-
The Division of Forestry was called to
the scene to investigate the fire because it
appeared to be an illegal burn.
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water. Move in now
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renovated on 1/2 acre
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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'SSALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION
Issued by the County Court of Manatee County, Florida, on the 5th day oi
August, 2010 In the cause wherein BARNETT RECOVERY CORPORATION,
Plaintff and WILLIAM RHODEN AKA WILLIAM W. RHODEN AND MELISSA
RHODEN, Defendant(s being Case No. 91-CC-000477 In the said Court, I
Paul C. May, as Sheriff of Okeechobee Couniy, Florida, have this day levied
upA nILLUAMedg ,HO EeN, Ind tth e olowng ddea ibed e son~al Do~p
erty lying and situate In Okeechobee County, Florid to wit:
DESCRIFFION OF PROPERTY
2007 Chevrolet Avalan~ce ,LTVin MS3GNEC12087G199585,
I shall offer the above described personal property for sale subject to all
prior liens and encumbrances If any, on the 6th day of October, 2010 at
10:00 AM, or as soon as possible thereafter at the Okeechobee County
Shef' g fhe, 0 a W btde Sreet ake cobee,aFlodri eand wil sell to
fen dan p)I UM RHODEN AKA WILLIAM W. RHODEN
Vehicle may be seen one hour prior to sale at BM1 Towing, 414 S. Parrott
Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974.
Dated at Okeechobee, Florida this 5th day of August, 2010.
Paul C. May, Sheriff
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with
disablitbes needing a special accommodaton to participate In the proceed-
Ing should contact Okeechobee County Sheriff's Ofice not later than seven
days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3117, ext. 2295.
365064 ON 9/3,8,10,17,24/2010
IN THE CICUINTDC URR OF HHEONNECTOE TH 3FU IflAA CIRCUIT,
CASj N *: 20 9C-
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA A Division of and now known as
TD BANK, NA
GEOREGLEE ETCISON MRILY YETCHISON,
UNDNeOeWdNalENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
NOTTCF OFSAl F
The Clerk of the Circuit Court hereby gives notice of the following foreclo-
sure sale In the above referenced matter:
A. The Property to be sold Is:
Site Address: 5271 US Hwy 441 SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974
kaxIe bhee ounNo. 1 3 -o3p7-3-0A00-0003-C100
A PORTION OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING FULLY DESCRIBED AS:
A parcel of land lying In fractional, Section 31 Township 37 South, Rang1
36cEr d aks Ihobee County Florida said parcel being more particul ry
Commencing at the Intersecton of the West boundary of said Section 31
and the Northerly right-of-way line of State Road No 15 (66 foot wide
right-of-way), Thence South 51'30'19" East along said Northerly right~-of
way line of State Road No 15, a distance of 1,898.32 feet to the POINT
Thence South 51'29'28" East contmulng along said Northerly right-of-way
Tenace Nrt e3 517' 1Ea sa distance of 341.93 feet,
thnc So~3'90"W t, dsac f 33.fet to the
Northerly right-of-way line of said State Road No 15 and the
POINT OF BEGIN NING.
as recorded In ORB 628 PAGE 1165 of the public records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
B. The Clerk's Sale will take place on Oct. 6, 2010, at 11:00 AM, at July
Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
C. The ale ilebde made pu nt to the Summary Final Judgment of
D. RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, A Division of and now
known as TD BANK, NA vs. GEORGE D. ETCHISON, MARILYN ETCHISON,
CITY ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPANY, UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CASE
C~ourt ,sO sobbanCouny cofb the harrit CorNnethkt~ lu cla Cr
cult, by and through a deputy Clerk of Court.
F. Any person claiming an interest In the surplus from sale, If any, other
than the property owner as of the date of the hts pendens must ile a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
CLERK OF OKEECHOBE CUT CYOUR
Ifyo ine dears ti tahteaiisa ility wo n dsa t an Icm ol
cos tto ou todtoiiet vision of e nain s~s nCnc ulas cn a
Suite #217, Port St Lucle, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 within 2
working days of the receipt of the notice of a proceeding to make
arrngements. For hearing or voice impaired contact
361546 ON 9/8,15/10
corded 131 percent of average dry season
rainfall. This represents 5.88 inches above
normal with an average of 24.67 inches of
rain falling throughout the District from the
beginning of November through the end of
May. The higher than average rainfall total
presented challenges for wildlife, particular-
ly wading birds that nest in the Everglades.
Even with above average rainfall, the Dis-
trict was able to perform vital maintenance
work to the regional flood control system
that normally occurs during the dry season.
By the start of the 2010 rainy season, $240
million had been invested in essential main-
tenance and upgrade work during the past
five years to ensure the system of 2,600 miles
of canals and levees operates at optimal ca-
pacity and provides effective flood control
for South Flonida's 7.5 million residents.
The rainy season lasts from June through
October, when South Florida receives about
70 percent of its annual average of 52 inches
of rainfall. Flooding may happen when large
amounts of rain occur during a short period
of time or from a single heavy storm, tropi-
Cal System or hurricane. Forecasters are call-
ing for above normal tropical activity during
the current storm season.
This year, the District also enhanced its
annual Tainy Season preparations by launch-
ing a DOW webpage with information on the
Shared responsibilities of flood control in
South Florida and what residents, business-
eS and local governments can do to prepare
for a storm.
COmplementing the online effort, SF-
WMD staff hosted a series of rainy season
readiness presentations across the region
-at county commission meetings, schools
and civic association gatherings -in an ef-
fOrt to continually inform the public about
current conditions and citizens' role in local
Tips on how residents can prepare for
the rainy season are available on the Dis-
trict's Rainy Season Readiness website. For
updates from the District in case of an emer-
gency, follow the District's Twitter feed: @
OKMS announces date
change for Mixer event
Okeechobee Main Street's September
Mixer will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14,
frOm 5-7 p.m. This month's mixer will be
hosted by Nurse On Call located at 413
South Parrott Avenue. Everyone is invited
to attend Okeechobee Main Street Mix-
erS, mixers are a great networking oppor-
tunity for the businesses and residents of
Our area. Please join us for networking,
YeffeShments, door prizes and a chance
at the Mega 50-50. For more information
call 863-357-MAIN (6246).
CIRSs of '81 holds reunion
The Okeechobee High School Class of
1981 will hold a reunion on Oct. I and
2. FOr more information, call beth at 863-
September 8, 2010
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
CAS OED 20 0-COPN88
IN E sEtLD MICHAELS,
The administration of the Estate of
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which 312 NW 3rd Street, Sulte 125,
Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names
and addresses of the Co-Personal
Representatves and the Personal
Representatves attorney are set
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AFFER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
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THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
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MONTHS AFFER THE DATE OF
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WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFFER THE DECEDENT'S
The date of the inst publication of
this Notice Is: 9-1-2010.
Lw OffcN Df CSES &RMcCALL
APe sneal Rresentatves
400 NW 2nd Street P.O. Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
F Bar No: 0261521
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The Okeechobee County School
Board will resume contract negotla-
tions with the Okeechobee County
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Superintendent of Schools
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Despite greater than average
rainfall District-wide in August,
rainfall amounts for the wet sea-
Son continue to run at a slight
deficit. From June 1 through
Aug. 31, 20.53 inches of rainfall
Were recorded District-wide. The
historical average for that time is
22.5 inches of rainfall.
During the current wet sea-
Son, heavy downpours of 3
inches or more have been of a
lOcalized nature, with overall
District-wide soakings occurring
leSs frequently than average.
uRainfall amounts during the
Wet season have created good
COnditions throughout the re-
giOnal system, meaning there is
Water storage capacity in case a
Storm system moves through,"
Said Tommy Strowd, SFWMD
Deputy Executive Director of Op-
erations and Maintenance. "The
YegiOnal flood control system has
responded well to the few larger
rainfall events we have seen."
From the beginning of the
rainy season in June through
Aug. 31, an average of 20.53
inches of rain fell across the
16f-county District. The total
represents about 92 percent of
the normal rainfall for the three
months, or a deficit of around 2
While June typically produc-
es some of the wettest weeks
of the year in South Florida, the
six-week period between July
5 and Aug. 15 often provides a
lull in the annual rainy season.
The District-wide average of 8.72
inches of rain in August was 1 16
percent of normal, or a rainfall
surplus of 1.18 inches.
Once again showcasing Flori-
da's weather extremes, the rainy
season rainfall deficit follows a
2009-2010 dry season that re-
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Labor Day festival
Elijah Buhimaier, (above) 2, and his
dog, Lena, seem oblivious to all that's
going around them at the Labor Day
Festival in Flagler Park.
Members of the Okeechobee High
School Band and the Osceloa Middle
School Band (photo above left) teamed
up to march in the Labor Day Festival
Parade in downtown Okeechobee on
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Nick Hilliard, left, manager of 5 Guys Burger and Fries, recently announced that
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee can rightfully boast of hav-
ing some of the best hamburgers in the
nation. Nick Hilliard, manager of 5 Guys
Burgers and Fries in Okeechobee, recently
announced that the hamburger chain was
named as having the "Best Burger" of 2010
by the Zagat Fast Food Survey. The ham-
burger chain beat out chains as Burger King
and McDonald's. The chain, which has over
625 franchises in over 40 states and four Ca-
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munch on while the customer waits for his
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Local blood drive
Where were you nine years ago on Sept.
11? Maybe you were transfixed with the irn-
.Teso'" :' o T cenwhOr nab do uwe:
news of the attacks and rushed to the blood
,aktwhichathen had an offic mnOkeecho
the two days following, 147 units of blood
were drawn and flown to New York.
The nernories have not faded. This na-
tion, this cornrunity, still stands ready to
help, whatever the cause or the need. Each
month Florida's Blood Centers brings the
Big Red Bus to Okeechobee many times to
draw blood so it will be on hand to help with
Publix and Golden Corral, in partnership
with and service to Okeechobee, invite the
public to respond as you did on that day in
2001 and corne out to support two days of
blood donations in nernory and cornrern-
oration of that tragic day in history. They
want to help you show that we have grown
in corniunity support and have more do-
nors than we had that first Sept. 11.
Two buses will be at Publix from 10 a.In.
to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, and hope
to see at least 50 donors. One bus will fol-
low up at Golden Corral on Sunday, Sept.
12, from 11 a.In. to 4 p.m. What better way
could we honor and renernber than to once
more give of ourselves for others.
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