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Vol. 101 No. 137 Sunday, November 14, 2010


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I School board, union reach agreement


Teachers get step hikes
and slight pay increase

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee School Board
teachers will get step salary hikes
while non instructional employ-
ees will see step increases and a
5-cent per hour raise under terms


of a tentative contract agreed by this year. The district has been fis- likely vote on the package at the
school and union negotiators this cally conservative. A lot of districts Dec. 14, meeting.
week. were unable to give raises this "I don't anticipate any problem
Assistant Superintendent of year," he said. with the ratification of this agree-
Schools Ken Kenworthy said the Kenworthy said he was also ment," he added.
salaries were the most significant pleased that the district didn't lay Jerry Copeland represented
the School Board as its chief ne-
issue in negotiations this year. The off any employees this year. t he Shool Board as its chief ne
gotiator. Also on the team were
language items included minor The union membership had Secretary Genia Arbogast, Mr.
items like the use of emails. not set a date for the membership Kenworthy, and School Board At-
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that we can give small salary hikes


vote on these proposals. Kenwor-
thy said the School Board would


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Pills are 'scary' issue for jail personnel


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Ronnie White and Sonia Old-
ham, combined, have nearly 50
years experience in the corrections
field but they both agreed they've
not seen anything like the current
problem with prescription pills.
"We've had 258 individual drug
charges since May 1," said Mr.
White, who is the administrator


of the Okeechobee County Jail. "I
would say 80 percent of our drug
arrests are pills-it's much higher
this year. It used to be that crack
cocaine was our number one ar-
rest, but now it's second or maybe
even third."
And it's here where Mrs. Old-
ham, the nursing supervisor at the
jail, comes in. It's up to her and
the three other nurses to see to it
that inmates who are addicted to
prescription pills receive the cor-
rect treatment.
Mrs. Oldham, who has been at
the jail for 14 years, said although
she and the other nurses see a
myriad of pill abuse, the pills they
most often see abused are oxy-
codone, roxycodone and xanax.
Oxycodone and roxycodone are
pain medications, while xanax
(alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine
and is commonly used to treat
panic disorders.
"It's a really scary, scary issue,"
she said. "The nurses do intake
and ask them many questions. We
tell them we're not the police and
that we're here to help them. But,
we need to know what they're us-
ing.
"Sometimes," she continued,"
it's a shot in the dark."
It can be a "shot in the dark"
because many times the people


"Detox normally takes two to three days so we'll
monitor them, check their vital signs and talk to
them ... If they are asleep, someone is with them to
make sure they are breathing that they're alive."
Sonja Oldham, nurse, Okeechobee County Jail


brought into jail really don't know
what all they've taken. And with-
out knowing that information, giv-
ing them the proper treatment is
can be a dicey situation-at best.
"It's a struggle for medical
to figure out what these people
need," said Mr. White. "A lot of
times the inmate can't tell person-
nel what they're taking."
The nurses also need to know if
the inmate is going to a pain clinic
and if they are taking pills legally,
or illegally. If the inmate is going
to a pain clinic, the jail policy is
for the nurses to then contact that
clinic to verify why the inmate is
going there.
"The problem is, they (the clin-
ic) will either hang up on us or ask
us: 'Would you rather they buy
them from us, or off the street?'"
said Mrs. Oldham.
Still, the nurses try to get the
medical records for everyone who
comes into the jail. Which brings
about another problem for the


nurses.
"They (patients) change pain
management clinics like we
change socks," offered Mrs. Old-
ham.
Once someone is brought into
the jail, then comes the dirty work
of getting them off the pills-de-
toxing. Sometimes, that can take
three to four days. And, it's seldom
pleasant for anyone.
Mrs. Oldham explained that
if someone is addicted to xanax,
they cannot stop taking it abrupt-
ly or they will go into seizures.
For these people, the nurses give
them librium which allows them
to come off the xanax slowly. Lib-
rium can also be given to alcohol-
ics, she said.
"But, we don't give librium to
everyone. Like alcoholics, not all
pill addicts go through serious de-
toxing," she added.
For those who are addicted to
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SPAiD COMTINT

Looking for love online? Be careful IlD ABE SGRS


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
If you go looking for love on the computer
it could get expensive-as some local men
have learned.
A detective with the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) explained that the
men went on a dating site and developed re-
lationships with women. And now their bank
accounts are several thousand dollars lighter.
In one of those cases, an Okeechobee man
struck up a relationship with a Vietnamese
woman who apparently was working for a
company in Nigeria. They began talking on the
phone, which then advanced to them com-
municating via web cam. Then she sent him
nude photos of herself, told him how much
she cared for him and promised to "hook up
with him" soon.
Next came the one common denominator
in all of these scams-she told him she had
lost her ID and asked him to help. And, he
did.
Detective Susan Morrison said once the
victim agreed to help, the woman sent him a
check drawn on a Kissimmee company via a
delivery service. He cashed it then sent her the
money via a moneygram.
"Now," said the detective, "he has to reim-
burse the store where he cashed the check.
This is just a different version of the old Nige-
rian Scam."
The one oddity that she can't yet explain is
the business in Kissimmee.
"It's a real business," said Detective Morri-
son. "I don't know how she got the name of
that business."
She went on to explain that the victim did

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some checking and verified that the phone
number he called was, indeed, a Nigerian
phone number. But that doesn't necessarily
mean the woman was in Nigeria.
According to the detective, the local victims
were on computer dating sites looking for
friendship when they fell prey to con artists.
"They're looking for friendship, initially.
Then, it turns sexual," the detective continued.
"Then they talk on the phone and video chat,
and then nude photos are exchanged. It's not
known for sure yet, but it's likely these dating
sites are free."
The detective went on to point out that one
victim was on several different dating sites and
didn't remember the site where he met the
scam artist.
Detective Morrison said once the victim
gets the moneygram, the scammer will ask
for the tracking number. The scammer tells
the mark they need the number so they can
keep track of the moneygram. However, they
want the number so that they can then use it
to change the destination of the moneygram.
Without the tracking number the destination


cannot be changed.
Since phone numbers can be routed, the
scammer could actually be in Okeechobee but
the victim would not know it. So, if the scam-
mer has the tracking number for the money-
gram they can re-route it to, say, Okeechobee.
So in the case of the Vietnamese woman
who is supposedly in Nigeria she could, in re-
ality, be anywhere.
"We don't know for sure where she is,"
said Detective Morrison.
Con artists and scammers don't use the
U.S. mail so that they can avoid federal postal
inspectors.
The detective suggests that if you're going
to visit computer dating sites, stick to those
that are credible. And if someone you just met
starts singing a sad tune and asking you for
money, ignore them.
Detective Morrison went on to say that
both men and women have been taken in by
this scam.


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Round up guest
Darlyn Fried of the Okeechobee Ro-
tary Club was joined by Raye De-
usinger, a long-time Okeechobee
resident. Raye spoke to the club
about this year's Okeechobee Blood
Roundup to be held Nov. 20 and 21, at
the Freshman Campus. The hours on
Saturday, Nov. 20, will be from 9 a.m.
to 7 p.m. and Sunday will be from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. The goal this year is to
collect 600 units of blood during the
Roundup.


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OPINION


Public Forum/Speak Out


Sunday, November 14, 2010


Reflections from the pulpit


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Pill problem in society
The pharmaceutical companies wine
and dine the doctors to get them to prescribe
the new designer drugs. Do we really need
these strong, addictive drugs? It's all about
the money.

Amendment 8
So now the amendment 8 did not pass
and the voters turned down the school tax
proposal, where will Okeechobee County
get the money for more classrooms and
teachers?

Sign your name
I was thinking about the comment
about how it is not fair to take anonymous
pot shots at a business and not sign your
name. Should the same be true for indi-
viduals? It is one thing to discuss a topic
of general interest, such as Obamacare, or
the county budget or the chamber of com-
merce, but if you mention someone's name
shouldn't you sign your own name?

Veterans Day
I am proud to be an American. I am
proud of our military veterans. I am thankful
for all the blessings God has given to Amer-
ica so that I can have the lifestyle I have. I
remember our military heroes and I honor
them for the sacrifices they made for me.
My sincere thanks and appreciation to
all veterans for your service and your sacri-
fices. God bless you.
I wish all of the veterans a Happy Vet-
erans Day. But don't just remember veterans
just one day a year. We should remember
them year round. We should especially hon-
or those who are currently serving overseas
on active duty. They risk their lives to protect
our freedoms. Never forget that. Freedom
is not free. A very high price has been paid
and continues to be paid so that we might
enjoy the freedoms we all too often take for
granted.


Festival
I am pleased to see the Christmas Fes-
tival is not charging non-profit groups for
booth space in the park during the festival
this year. If any of the churches have craft
sale items left from their bazaars this would
be a great chance to make some more sales.
The non profits have been hit hard by the
problems with the economy. They can really
use the extra help.
This is a great idea. In the past, the
chamber charged $75 per booth even for
the non profits. It makes it hard for them to
make enough money to make it worth their
while to put together a booth and make
something to sell.
I think it is great they have lowered the
price for a booth in the park for the festival
from $75 to $50. In my opinion, $75 was too
high. You had to do quite a bit of business
just to make the initial cost of the booth
back before you could make any profit. The
lower price is more reasonable, especially
considering how tough the economy is right
now as fewer people have money to spend
at the festivals.

Parade
I was glad to see Main Street is organiz-
ing the Christmas parade since the chamber
folks seem to be MIA. It would be a shame
not to have the parade. Maybe it is time for
someone else to take it over. These things
change. The Exchange Club used to have a
three-day craft fair in the park on Thanks-
giving weekend with the holiday parade
on Saturday. Santa would be at the end of
the parade, ushering in the Christmas sea-
son. When the chamber decided to have
the lighted Christmas parade instead of
the Thanksgiving weekend parade, the Ex-
change Club's festival was really hurt. With-
out the parade to bring people downtown,
the crowds were lighter and soon the ven-
dors didn't want to come. Within five years,
that festival was gone.
Whoever runs the Christmas parade,
just please remember when you are doing
the line-up do not put any horses in front of
the marching units. What a disaster that was
in the Labor Day parade! The marching band
had a terrible time trying to march, play their
instruments and not slip in the mess left by
the horses. It would be even worse to do all
that in the dark!!


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Between

By Rev. Allen Patterson
Administrator,
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church
If I was making up a story, I'm pretty sure
I wouldn't have come up with a story like
this one. The reason I'm so sure is because
I've been making up stories and then telling
them to unsuspecting people for years and
I've never been able to come close to telling
one as good as this. Maybe that's because
it's real, almost too real....
I'm talking about the story found in the
Gospel of Luke 24 of the two disciples walk-
ing back to Emmaus from Jerusalem after
the crucifixion of Jesus. Now don't get me
wrong -it's a great story... But if I was writ-
ing it, it would be different. That probably
tells you more about me than about my sto-
rytelling skills, but here's why I say that.
This story is about one of those "in-be-
tween" times that I don't really like to tell
people about in my own life. You know
those times... between beginning and end,
between starting college and graduation...
between "Oh, boy, this is gonna be great!"
and "What the heck was I thinking?!"
Like these two walking to Emmaus, the
between times seem to be filled with doubt,
disappointment, uncertainty and lots of
questions. Crushed with the evidence of our
relentless circumstances, belief seems to
fade away....
Yet like all great stories, there is humor
in the story, and a twist... When these two
sad guys ask him, "Are you a visitor and do
not know the things that have just happened
here," Jesus responds, with a hint of a smile


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and maybe a bit of pretense, "What things?"
And then enters the dialogue and talks about
himself in the third person, walking them
through the narrative of their lives.
There's another thing about this story
-we're not even sure who the two guys
are. Yes, I know Cleopas is mentioned, but
then in verse 34 it says Simon. Maybe it was
Cleopas AND Simon, I don't know.... But
couldn't the writer have told us this? Why
the ambiguity?
As a storyteller myself, I start to won-
der... maybe this story is not about the two
disciples. Maybe the story is about Jesus.
And there's the problem.
You see, the real reason I wouldn't have
written a story like this is a much darker
confession I am not in it. You see, I like to
know these things. I like to find myself in the
story no, let me be honest... I like the story
to be about me.
You see, if I was writing this story, I would
have been the main character. But because
I tend "to misinterpret my story," as author
Traylor Loworn says, because we all tend to
misinterpret our stories, especially the "be-
tween" times, maybe Jesus knew we need-
ed a different narrative.
It's true, we often don't recognize the
main character of our story even when He
comes and walks with us. And yet He does
-He comes and walks with us through the
"between" times, through the grief and dis-
appointment, and the story becomes His
story. Let me ask you this. What if this be-
tween time that we find ourselves in right
now -today, even -was not about us? Seri-
ously, what if this was a story about Jesus
instead of me? How would this change my
perspective?


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Beginnings concert at Episcopal church
Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church, 200 NW 3rd Street in downtown Okeecho-
bee, will host the 3rd annual "Beginnings" concert on Nov. 21 at 4:30 p.m. "Beginnings
and The Sound of Music" will feature the Cuvier Trio from Florida Atlantic University
playing early music and a review of "The Sound of Music", celebrating its 45 anniversary.
This year the concert will benefit Healthy Start, a local non-profit organization that pro-
vides young mothers with education and resources. The admission price is a package of
diapers (or a cash donation). In addition to the Cuvier Trio, the concert will also feature
local students performing selections from the musical, along with Mike Zierden and Mu-
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Buckhead Ridge VFW plans Chicken dinner
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JAIL
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oxycodone and roxycodone, there's little
that can be done for them except treat their
symptoms.
"They're just going to have to tough it
out," said Mrs. Oldham. "They're going to be
sick-they'll vomit, have diarrhea and stom-
ach pain. Detox normally takes two to three
days so we'll monitor them, check their vital
signs and talk to them. They're feeling better
after three days."
She said during their detox, someone is
with them almost constantly.
"If they're asleep, someone is with them
to make sure they're breathing-that they're
alive," added Mr. White.
Mrs. Oldham said on Wednesday, Nov.
10-there were three inmates detoxing at
the same time. She said one was in the med-
ical department, another was in a holding
cell and one was at Raulerson Hospital.
There are incidents where the jail will
refuse to take someone on pills. On these
occasions jail supervisors simply tell the
arresting officer to take them to Raulerson
Hospital. And while this is the safest thing
to do, it also means extra cost incurred by
the jail.
"We have one currently in the hospital
and we have to have a deputy there 24/7. So,
we're paying officers to be at the hospital,"
said Mr. White.
Besides the extra cost, the jail is now


SCHOOL
Continued From Page 1

torney Tom Conely. The representatives of
the Union were Diane Falvo, Treasure Coast
Service Representative, President of OCEA
Candy Walker, Secretary Lisa Harwas, In-
structional Unit Representative Brad Mims,
and Non Instructional Representative Judy
Kelly.
Falvo said she was very pleased with the
tentative agreement, "OCEA is happy that
the community and the School Board con-


short one detention deputy. The cost, added
the jail administrator, cannot be passed on
to the inmate.
Mr. White recalled one period where he
had inmates in four different hospitals at
the same time-Palms West, Lawnwood
Regional Medical Center, Raulerson and a
Sebring hospital.
On the good side, he added that while
inmates are detoxing, and after they have
finished going through it, they don't pose a
violence problem to any jail personnel. In
fact, he continued, once they have cleaned
up they often become model prisoners and
begin to gain weight.
As the jail administrator, Mr. White said
taking care of those addicted to pills not only
impacts his staff but his personal services
budget has seen an increase.
"And as a taxpayer, we're all paying,"
added Mrs. Oldham.
But to Mr. White, the real danger of pills is
to the law enforcement officers who have to
deal with the people on the street.
"There are so many people out there that
have their hands in it," he said. "I'm in my
34th year and I've never seen anything like
this until this year."
Shortly after her boss made that state-
ment, Mrs. Oldham added an even more
ominous observation.
"And," she said, "there's no end in
sight."


tinue to see the value of public education
and support the employees who provide
the educational services to the students of
Okeechobee County. We look forward to
working collaboratively with the district on
Race to the Top."
Ms. Walker said she was very pleased
that employees could receive a pay increase
in the current economic climate.
"We appreciate that the bargaining pro-
cess was congenial between OCEA and the
District again this year," she said. "Employ-
ees will be getting a synopsis of the negotiat-
ed items and voting will take place shortly."


Letters to the editor

A mothers' story


Farm City Luncheon planned on Thursday
Farm City Week is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 18, and Farm City Luncheon tickets
are now on sale. The luncheon is planned for Okeechobee KOA, 441 South. Tickets can
be purchased in advance from any Kiwanis Club member or at the door. Lunch will be
served starting at 11:30 a.m. with program starting shortly after noon.

'Butt clean up day' planned for Wednesday, Nov. 17
The Tobacco Free Partnership of Okeechobee will meet at the Okeechobee County
Health Department on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 3:30-5 p.m. The public is welcome to
attend. The mission of the Tobacco-Free Partnership of Okeechobee is to mobilize com-
munity partners to establish a forum to develop policy and system changes that create
and promote a tobacco free environment, encourage and support cessation services
and eliminate the health hazards of secondhand smoke and to build/maintain an infra-
structure for tobacco prevention control activities. For more information please contact
Rosalind Brown at 863-462-5781.

Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Sale
Friends of the Okeechobee Library are holding their semi-annual book sale and fund-
raiser on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.;
and Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the library. Books, videos, and DVDs will
be sold for a dollar a pound except on Saturday when a bag of books is $2 and a box is
$5. For more information please call the library at 863-763-3536.


I am a volunteer for the Fifth Annual
Okeechobee Blood Roundup and I have
the great honor of interviewing folks in
Okeechobee who are blood recipients and
want to share their stories.
Connie Lowe, RN worked for many years
at Raulerson Hospital so she knows the
importance of a steady supply of donated
blood. Connie has her own personal experi-
ence with blood transfusions that she wants
to share with our community and this is her
story:
"Having already had a textbook perfect
delivery of a baby girl, I never imagined that
anything would go wrong with my second
delivery. I went into labor four weeks early
and my second daughter, Melissa, was born
at the old Okeechobee Hospital having re-
spiratory distress. She was immediately
transferred to Lawnwood Hospital by am-
bulance and then was reassessed and trans-
ferred again to Jackson Memorial Hospital in
Miami by helicopter.
Weighing 5 lbs. 4 oz. at birth, Melissa was
the biggest baby in their neonatal intensive
care unit but she was still having breathing
problems and developed pneumonia. On

Do you know the flow?
Ever wonder how stormwater is man-
aged in your area? Everyone is invited to
attend a, "Know the Flow" workshop to
learn more about stormwater manage-
ment in South Florida. The workshop
will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17,
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at South
Florida Water Management District 205
N. Parrott Ave, Suite 201, Okeechobee.
For questions and to RSVP contact Megan
Sharma at 863-462-5260 ext. 3014.


Okeechobee

Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around
54. Calm wind becoming north around 5
mph.
Extended Forecast
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near
82. North wind around 5 mph becoming
calm.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 57. South southeast wind around 5
mph.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of show-
ers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South
southwest wind around 5 mph.

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Lottery: Cash 3: 1-2-1; Play 4: 5-7-5-8;
Fantasy 5: 3-17-23-24-26; Mega Money:
2-22-26-34 MB 1; Florida Lotto: 2-15-24
34-39-52 X 3; Powerball: 5-8-11-40-44 PB
10 x4. Numbers drawn Thursday, Cash 3:
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Melissa Lowe


day two her breathing got worse and they
had to insert a chest tube in her. They were
drawing out so much blood for lab testing ev-
ery couple of hours that they had to replace
her blood with multiple blood transfusions.
On day three she finally started improving
and was discharged from the hospital when
she was ten days old. Today Melissa is a Phy-
sician's Assistant working in Pt. St. Lucie.
I am so thankful that someone donated
their blood to help my infant baby girl and I
encourage all of you to donate that precious
gift of love... blood. You never know whose
lives you may save!"
An excellent opportunity to donate your
gift of life is at the Fifth Annual Okeecho-
bee Blood Roundup on Nov. 20 and 21 at
the Freshman Campus (note the new loca-
tion). Please come and help meet the 2010
Okeechobee Blood Roundup's goal of 600
units of blood donated in two days.
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Community Events


Blood donors sought for
annual Blood Round Up
Come to the Blood Roundup and save
money. Every donor receives a FREE mini-
health screening which covers blood pres-
sure, pulse, temperature, blood and diabe-
tes test. You will also learn your blood type
and cholesterol level. All the while saving
lives and benefiting your community. The
Okeechobee Blood Round Up will be Sat-
urday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and
Sunday, Nov. 21, 10 to 6, at the Freshman
Campus Auditorium (behind Golden Corral
Restaurant). For questions or information,
call Raye at 863-610-2176.

Walk around
Lake Okeechobee
During Thanksgiving week of November
2010, the Florida Trail Association will cel-
ebrate its 19th annual Big "O" Hike, a 9-day,
110 mile walk around Lake Okeechobee.
Opening day this year is Nov. 20. Walk-
ers will begin at Pahokee Marina and head
North on Herbert Hoover Dike. Nine days
later the walkers will return to the starting
point. This year's hike kicks off promptly at
8 a.m. at the Pahokee Marina, Palm Beach
County on Saturday, Nov. 20. Sign up in per-
son by arriving early, or in advance by calling
Paul Cummings, 561-963-9906.


VFW ladies to hold
Christmas Bazaar
The VFW Post 10539, at 3912 Hwy. 441
SE, will hold their Christmas Bazaar on Sat-
urday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. featur-
ing baked goods and Christmas decorations.
Call 863-610-0867 for information.

Golf Scramble to benefit
Martha's House
Join Keller Orender and the staff at the
Blue Heron Golf Course in their support
of victims of domestic and sexual assault.
On Saturday, Nov. 20, the Blue Heron Golf
course will host its First Annual Golf Scram-
ble, to benefit Martha's House domestic and
sexual violence center. Come and enjoy a
day of fun, $20 Mulligans per team, 50/50
drawing a barbeque luncheon, awards cer-
emony and more! The cost per 4-person
team is $120. Sponsorship opportunities are
available at $25 per hole. Partner with the
Blue Heron Golf Course as they assist Mar-
tha's House in providing solutions that will
improve the lives of victims of domestic vio-
lence. Statistics show that children who wit-
ness domestic violence are at risk for school
drop-out, substance abuse and are more
likely than their peers to become victims or
abusers. Help save the life of a child, call Mr.
Orender at 863-467-1651.


Businesses encouraged
to decorate
Okeechobee businesses are encouraged
to decorate and light their windows for the
holidays in the 2010 Holiday Window Deco-
rating Contest sponsored by Okeechobee
Main Street.
Windows must be decorated by Dec. 8
and will be judged on Dec. 11. All windows
must be lighted so they can be seen in the
evening hours.
The winner of the window decorating
contest gets custody of the "traveling tro-
phy" plaque until the next contest. Winners
also receive certificates.
Entry forms for the window decorating
contest can be picked up at the Okeechobee
Main Street Office, 111 N.E. Second Street.
For more information, call 863-467-1674.

Eastern Star Chapter to hold
fundraiser luncheon
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order
of the Eastern Star, will hold a Holiday
Fashion Show and Luncheon on Saturday,
Dec. 4, at the KOA Convention Center. Doors
will open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served
at 11:45 a.m. The event will feature fashions
from our local community and a Teacup
Auction where guests can win many items
donated by our community. Tickets are $12
per person. For tickets contact any member
of the Eastern Star or our ticket chairman,
Neicha Spiller at 863-357-7084. For informa-


Raulerson announces Annual


Holiday Tour of Homes


tion about the Fashion Show, please contact
Mary Ann Holt at 863-763-5210. Proceeds of
this event will benefit the many charities our
Chapter support, including Hospice, Service
Dogs for Veterans and scholarships.

Statewide Clean-up of
Tobacco Litter planned
Join Students Working Against Tobacco
(SWAT), The Florida Department of Health
(FLDOH) Communities Putting Prevention
To Work (CPPW) and Florida's Parks and
Recreation in a state wide clean-up of tobac-
co litter within our parks, on Nov. 20, at the
Okeechobee County Sports Complex from
10 a.m. to noon.


Raulerson Hospital is proud to sponsor
its 12th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes. Pro-
ceeds raised this year will be donated to the
United Way of Okeechobee and the Rauler-
son Hospital Hope Fund to benefit members
of our community.
This exciting event will take place on
Friday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 4, from 6
until 9 p.m. each evening. There will be an
array of holiday hospitality so I recommend
you do not eat a large meal before joining
us. The Holiday Tour of Homes will feature
six lovely locations that are each unique and
we think you'll enjoy the evening touring


each one. Thank you to Bobbi Pool, Janice
Smith, Kenneth & Susan Pilgrim, Matt Bux-
ton, Pritchard & Associates and Hospice of
Okeechobee with the Festival of Trees for so
generously supporting our community!
Tickets can be purchased at Raulerson
Hospital in the Front Lobby and at Susie's
Hallmark in the Publix Shopping Plaza. Tick-
et prices are $10 per person.
For more information on the Tour of
Homes, call Marnie Lauter in the Raulerson
Hospital Public Relations Office at 863-824-
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Okeechobee's Most Wanted


The following
people are among
Okeechobee's Most
Wanted persons.
There are active war-
rants for each of
them.
The criteria for
making Okeecho- Jason Daniel
bee's Most Wanted Miller
top five is based on
the severity of the crime in conjunction with
the age of the warrant.


If you have any information on the where-
abouts of any of Okeechobee's Most Wanted
you can call the Treasure Coast Crime Stop-
pers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477).
If you call Treasure Coast Crimes Stop-
pers, you have the option of remaining anon-
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information results in an arrest.
Jason Daniel Miller, W/M, DOB
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Arrest Report


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Patrick Whyte, 37, S.W Third Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 9 by Officer
Scott Morgan on charges of burglary of an
unoccupied structure and dealing in stolen
property. His bond was set at $2,500.
Matthew Lee Ditto, 25, N.E. 23rd Way,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 9 by Deputy
John Ashby on a charge of driving under the
influence. His bond was set at $500.
Casey Robert Johnson, 19, Westwood
Drive, Punta Gorda, was arrested Nov. 10 by
Deputy Charles Vandercook on an Okeecho-


bee County warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation possession of marijuana
with intent to sell and violation of probation
- possession of marijuana over 20 grams. He
is being held without bond.
Dontarius Jamel Burke, 15, N.E. 14th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 10 by
Deputy Rodney J. Rucks on a Putnam County
warrant charging him with failure to appear
- burglary (two counts), failure to appear -
grand theft and failure to appear inciting a
riot. He was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Re-
gional Detention Center in Fort Pierce.
This column lists arrests and not con
evictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
listed here who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed and printed.


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Remembering Our loved Ones and Holiday Help for You
Please join us for an inspirational remembrance service and a special program
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LCPC. While remembering those we have lost, Suzanne will offer you practical and
meaningful ways in coping with your loss and the many emotions often felt during
the holiday season.

Please Help us Support Our Local Food Pantry
Non-Perishable food items will be accepted on behalf of our local Food Pantry
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perishable food donations on behalf of Okeechobee's local food pantry.
Together we can make a difference.


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Magistrate to hear requests for fine reduction

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In addition to the possibility of imposing
fines in several cases, Okeechobee County
Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Lois
Nichols will consider reducing two fines al-
ready imposed. A fine of $50 a day was im-
posed on the property at 32614 U.S. 441 N.
on Nov. 19, 2008. The fine ran until the prop-
erty came into compliance on Nov. 8, 2010.
The current owner, Joseph Zachary Gazza,
acquired the property as a result of a tax sale
in 2008. He claims he made an agreement
with the county attorney that he would re-
move the structure on the property if the fine
were reduced to $2,632.
In the other fine reduction case, a fine of
$150 a day had been imposed on the 3612
S.E. 34th Ave. property belonging to DBR
Lease Exchange. As of Oct. 8, 2010 the fine
had accrued to $84,300. A representative of
DBR Leasing said he first became aware of
the violation July 27, 2010. He said it had
been his understanding that the tenant had
taken care of the violation. He said he has
since corrected all violations and the prop-
erty is in now compliance. He is requesting
the fine be reduced to $10,000.
Turning to other items, Jean M. and Car-
line Guerrier will have to answer to charges
that their 13045 N.E. Fourth Terrace property
has excessive overgrowth.
There are three properties that could
be fined up to $250 a day if they are not in
compliance. N&A Real Estate had been or-
dered to remove the commercial cooler and
other accumulated equipment and remove


Ave. properly. Angellad rUovdlSy d/K/d llAgeld
Varson was to have completed through final
inspection the removal of an unpermitted
shed on her 3642 S.W 21st St. lot. Davis Mor-
ris had been ordered to cease occupying the
RV and either obtain a permit or remove the
shed at 3217 S.E. 21st Court.


Task force arrests couple on pot charges


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man and woman were
arrested on felony drug
charges Tuesday after a
search warrant was ex-
ecuted on their home.
Arrested Nov. 9 were:
Willie James Jones, 29,
N.W Third St., and Sta-
cey Stallworth, 29, of the
same address.
Both were charged Willie James
with the felony of posses- Jones
sion of marijuana with
intent to sell, and the misdemeanors of
possession of drug paraphernalia and pos-
session of marijuana under 20 grams. They
were both booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of $6,000 each.
Jones and Stallworth were arrested after
members of the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office Special Response Team served
the search warrant on their home.
Members of the Okeechobee Narcotics


Task Force then entered the home where
they reportedly found 5.5 grams of a green
leafy substance, 0.8 grams of a partially
smoked blunt, $775 in
cash, digital scales, sev-
eral plastic sandwich bags
along with numerous
bank debit cards, Turbo
Tax debit cards and food
stamp cards.
According to an arrest
report by a task force de-
tective, the green leafy
Stacey substance and the blunt
Stallworth were both field tested and
indicated a positive result
for the presence of marijuana.
The detective stated in the report that
the debit cards and food stamp cards were
in various names and "... are commonly
traded or held in lieu of payment for illegal
drugs."
Stallworth's two small children were
also in the home, but the arrest report does
not indicate what was done with the chil-
dren upon their mother's arrest.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Bus accident
Law enforcement blocked a small
portion of S.W. 15th St. Friday morn-
ing after a local school bus collided
with a 2006 Dodge pickup truck
driven by Shannon Auxtier, 30, of
Okeechobee. According to Officer
Belen Reyna of the Okeechobee City
Police Department the driver of the
bus, Shirley Selph, 61, of Okeecho-
bee, was issued a traffic citation for
violation of right of way. The officer
said there were four children and an
aide on board the bus when the ac-
cident occurred at 8:06 a.m. There
were also two children in the truck
with Ms. Auxtier. No one was seri-
ously injured in the crash, said the
officer. Officer Reyna said the school
bus was southbound on S.W. Seventh
Ave. when it stopped at the stop sign
at that street's intersection with S.W.
15th St. The bus then pulled onto
S.W. 15th St. and hit the westbound
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November 14, 2010 Okeechobee News


Students of the Week
Congratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for
the week of Oct. 25-30. They are: Serenity Engleman, Alexis Childs, Jayden
Patterson, Dakota Arnold, Cobi Hernandez-Aguillon, Jonathan Trejo, Taylor
Muffler, Noe Romero, Elizabeth Lopez, Jorge Medina, Alex Willoughby, Haley
Stripling, Tyler Urban, Nicholas Hayford, Damion Stephens, Janixza Lopez,
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Masonic Lodge to sell roasted turkeys


Fully cooked, whole roasted turkeys -
18-20 lbs. can be ordered for just $30 each
from the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge.
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Nov. 19, with pick up on Nov. 25, from
9 a.m. to noon at Masonic Lodge. Orders
are limited to the first 75 pre-paid orders.


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Everglades Restoration Plan report released


JACKSONVILLE-The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Jacksonville District and the De-
partment of Interior are seeking agency and
public comment on the draft 2010 Report to
Congress for the Comprehensive Everglades


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accept comments through Nov. 29, 2010.
This is the second CERP report prepared
for Congress and required by the Water Re-
sources Development Act of 2000.
The report covers implementation prog-
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well as activities planned for the next five
years. The secretaries of the Army and the
Interior will jointly submit the final report to
Congress later this year.
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over the past five years. Federally funded
construction began on the Picayune Strand
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second federally funded project, the Site 1
Impoundment, breaks ground Friday. In ad-
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and Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Phase I
projects.
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$45.00
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$49.00
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Breaking
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Canner
Bulls
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Steers
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Hfrs
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Banquet honors OHS Boys Golf team


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Richard Donegan was named Most Valu-
able Player and Tyler Platt received the Brah-
man Award at the Okeechobee High School
Boys Golf Banquet held on Nov. 9, at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country Club.
Donegan also earned an award for quali-
fying for the state golf tournament where he
finished 18th out of 75 golfers.
"It was nice to get recognized for the
hard work I put out," Donegan said, "It was
a good year as a team. We just fell short at
districts."
Donegan shot 74 on both days of the
state tournament. He barely missed setting
the school record for scoring average. As a
junior he will have another year to crack the
record.
"Now I just have to build on what I have.
It will be tough to go back to state. It will
take a lot of hard work. You have to put in
the time."
Platt earned praise for his dedication, vol-
unteer work, and leadership skills as he was
awarded the Brahman award. He said he
plans to continue his golf career and attend
Florida Golf Coast University next fall.
"It was really nice to get the Brahman
award. I love the sport of golf. The award
means a lot to me. It means I'm a respected
golfer out here and that people appreciated
what I did to help out the program and Wal-
dau Junior Golf," he added.
Coach Kenny Buckner said he had an en-
joyable first year as Coach. He said he was
disappointed that the team didn't qualify for
regional and state because a team Okeecho-
bee beat, Martin County, is in the State Tour-
nament this week.
"We have a bright future. We have some
good young guys coming back. With a little
work we can be good. The boys will play a
lot over the summer," he added.
Donegan said he will be anxious to help
the younger players get better so that the
team can improve next year, "I just lead by
example. I work on my own and put in the
time. Nobody wants to be the kid that's be-
hind. When I was growing up I saw a lot of
kids that could hit the golf ball better than
me. I didn't want to be behind. I wanted to
win."
Buckner thanked the Country Club for
their support and presented them with a
plaque of appreciation. He also thanked the
KOA for allowing the team to use their driv-
ing ranges in the summer. He also thanked
Jim Waldau for his long support of the OHS
program. He also thanked Okeechobee
Dodge Jeep Chrysler for their support this
year.
Four seniors on the golf team were hon-
ored at the banquet, Michael Watson, Tim
Gray, Platt and Danny Busbin. Watson, Gray
and Platt earned four year letters while Bus-


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Tyler Platt (right) received the Brahman
award at the OHS boys golf banquet on
Tuesday night from Golf Coach Kenny
Buckner.


Richard Donegan poses with his Most
Valuable Golfer Award at the OHS golf
banquet at the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club.

bin earned a three-year letter.
Justin Morgan was honored for having a
hole in one during the year.
Morgan, Billy Childers, Tyler Finney and
Tim Gray were honored as scholar athletes.
Childers, Morgan and Finney also earned
three-year letters.
Bridget Waldau thanked the boy's golf
team for supporting their local clinics and
activities. She invited the community to the
Waldau Junior Golf Tournament this Satur-
day at the Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club.


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OHS girl falls 53-51 to Bartow


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Essence Williams had 20 points and Ami
Edwards had 16 points in a losing cause as
Okeechobee High School's girls basketball
team fell 53-51 to Bartow in the first round of
the Sebring Preseason Classic on Tuesday.
Brahman Coach Erin Morrow said she was
impressed with the effort her girls put in and
said it was something to build upon, "The girls
played very hard and with a lot of heart. They
were aggressive on both offense and defense."
Morrow has emphasized defensive tenacity
and effort and is still working on getting the
girls to learn her system and their individual
roles on the team.
The team held their own on the board
against Bartow but had some moments where
the Lady Yellow Jackets were able to get free
underneath where they got easy baskets.
"We really lost the game during a stretch in
the third and into the fourth quarter where we
didn't play defense or box out. It really took us
out of the game because fast break opportuni
ties weren't there for us," she added. Okeecho
bee was able to rally late in the game but fell
short in the comeback attempt. Morrow said


the first game was a lesson for her team that
they must play hard all the time and remain
sharp at all times.
"I told them this was a good time to learn
this lesson and it's a good starting point of the
season to build on," she said.
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$500/mo. Incl. utils. No
pets. Call 561-329-8205




FOR SALE OR LEASE
1574 Sq. Ft. office bldg.
@ 210 NE 3rd Ave.
Call 863-763-0295



2/1 House $790 mo
and 2/2 House w/den
and big florida rm
$1,250 mo on 5 acres
horses welcome be-
tween Indiantown and
Okeechobee option to
buy also available.
Call 772-260-3068
AFFORDABLE New
Houses, 3/2, 3/2/2, &
3/1, 1,800 sq ft, wash-
er, dryer, large kitchen.
Bring Pets. $1000/$900
per mo. (561) 723-2226
ALMOST NEW 4/2/2
South of Okeechobee
on 441. $1300 per
month with First, Last
and Security.
561-301-3880
BASINGER 3/2 CBS
Home, Central Heat/Air,
Ranch setting. $900 mo.
First, last, and $500 sec.
required. 863-467-5965.
BEAUTIFUL 3 Bdrm., 2
Ba., Basswood Estates.
Discount avail, for Govt.
Employees. $925. mo. +
dep. & ref's. Call
(786)417-2135
Country Hill 5 acres 1
large BR 1.5 BA house.
Swimming pool, hot
tub, $650/mo. Call
(863) 763-5581.


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November 14, 2010


Okeechobee News


Dixie Ranch Acres area
3 br clean, quiet
$700/mo. water & lawn
care included $500 se-
curity. NO DOGS.
863-610-0001
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper in
the classified.
For Rent B.H.R 2/1
waterfront, dock remod-
eled, all new kitchen
appliances, A/C $800
mo. 1st,last and sec. or
For Sale Owner Fi-
nance.
Call 863-763-6717

Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"

Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.
KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs.
2 br/lba, Tiled floors.
Inclds Water. $675/mo.
+ sec. Pool & Tennis
Court. 863-697-6428 or
561-358-8128

Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items
in the classified
Your next job could be
in today's classified.
Did you look for it?
OAK PARK 2/1 CBS,
fenced yard. $750 mo.
Short term rates avail.
Call (863)634-8757
leave message.

When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.
OKEE 2/1 home on
ranch w/ Irg. oaks. Lof-
ton Rd. Great views.
$650 first, last, & sec.
(561) 261-0077.

Your next job could be
in today's classified.
Did you look for it?
OKEECHOBEE- 3br,
2ba, unfurn., 3502 SE
18th Terrace. Call
(863)781-0532 or
(606)871-0469
OKEECHOBEE 4br, 2ba,
tile throughout, $975
mo. & up. 1st & sec.
moves you in.
(561)248-3888 or
(863)599-0156

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any item you may be sell-
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ON RIM-CANAL: 3
Bdrm., 1 Bath. All uti-
lites included. $650 mo.
Also a Small 1 BR $450
mo. + $300 sec. dep.
(includes utilities).
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Call 863-763-5771

FOR RENT
Mobile Home
1 bedroom -1 bath
$550 monthly
Call 863-610-1386 or
863-763-2098

Off 15 A
3/2 Dbl wide Mh
2 Car Carport W/Screen
Rm, $650.00 mo. 1st &
Sec. (863) 634-2787


KISSIMMEE RIVER
FISHING RESORT -
2BR, 1.5 BA, Large
screen room, large car-
port. Furnished. All ap-
pliances. Large lot.
Shed. $18,500 or best
offer. (863)763-5241

Okeechobee Little
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lacre corner lot
3br/1 1/2bath, mobile
home w/40ft. room ad-
dition, clean carpet, ac,
water,garbage paid.
references required
$700mo. $500 sec. Call
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ON WATER- 2/2
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w/2Ref.,Freezer,W/D,
2 TV's,Carport,Porch,
Boat Slip and Direct Ac-
cess to Lake (no locks)
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beautifully decorated lo-
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adult park. Marina pro-
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2002 Keystone Sprinter
29 ft. Travel Trailer. Awn-
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queen size bed. On
leased waterfront lot.
$7,500 call
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2008 KZ Spree EXCEL-
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CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
CITIZEN BOARD VACANCIES
The City of Okeechobee is seeking interested applicants to serve on various
Citizen Boards:
OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY BOARD, 3 year term,
must be a City resident.
CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD, 3 year term, must be a City resident.
PENSION BOARDS, 4 year term, must be a City resident.
PLANNING BOARD/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT &APPEALS,
3 year term, may be a City or County resident.
Applications may be printed from the City' Clerk's page on the website
www.cityofokeechobee.com, or obtained from City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue,
Okeechobee, 863-763-3372 x 215. Return applications to the City Clerk's
Office.
No member of a Citizen Board shall be an employee of or hold any elective
position of office of the government of the City or County of Okeechobee.
371213 ON 11/14/2010

Notice of Hearing
Okeechobee County Code Enforcement
Special Magistrate
The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be eld
at the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditonum, located at 1728
N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Flonda. For more information, contact Faye
Huffman at the Planning and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Ave.,
Suite A, Okeechobee, onda 34972, (863) 824-3010.
All interested parbes shall have the opportunity to be heard at this publ
meeting. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Code Enforce
ment Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal will be based. Code Enforcement tapes are for the sole purpose
of backup for official records of the Department.
NOTE: There will be no Hearing in December
Faye Huffman, Secretary to the
Code Enforcement Special Magistrate
371130 ON 11/14/2010

INVITATION TO BID
MEDIAN CURBS
BID NO. PW 01-00-11-10
Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Okeechobee at City Hall, 55 SE
3rd Avenue, Rm. 101, Okeechobee, FL 34974, no later than 0.m.n
Wednesday. December 1. 2010 The bids will be publicly opened and
read aloud in the City Council Chambers. Bids may not be revoked after bid
opening. Any BIDS received after the time specified will not be accepted.
The work for this bid consists of: Construction of Median Curbs along SW
3rd & 4th Streets, consisting of approximately 3,850 linear feet of type "D"
curb.
Specificaons may be obtained from the Office of the General Services De-
parbtent, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Room 101, Okeechobee, FL, 863-763-3372
x218, during normal hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
except holidays, or email your bid request to bclement@cityofokeecho-
bee.com.
Envelops should be clearly marked "Median Curbs Bid No PW
1 and may be hand delivered or maled to the address listed
above. Facsimile or emailed bids will not be accepted.
The City has the right to accept or reject any and or all bids, with or without
cause to waive technical errors deemed most advantageous to the City. All
bids shall remain open for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the
date of the bid opening.
Oscar Bermudez, City Engineer
371214 ON 11/14/2010

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Florida Department of Transportation Project
Bids will be received by the Tallahassee Office unbl 10:30 A.M. on Wednes-
day, December 1, 2010, for Proposal ID T1397. A Certification of Qualifica-
tion is not required for this SIGNING/PAVEMENT MARKINGS project on SR
70, from HIGHLANDS CO LINE TO A PT E OF SW 26TH AVE in OKEECHO-
BEE County. Budget Estimate $185,738.00. Complete letting advertise-
ment information for this project is available on our website at
httDp: lwww.dot.state.fl.uscc-admin/Letting Project Info.shtm or by calling
(850) 414-4000.
369991 ON 11/7,14/2010


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Community Events


Lodge hosts breakfast
The Masonic Lodge at 107 N.W 5th, will
have a breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 14, from
8 11 a.m. The public is welcome and car-
ryouts are available.

Nutritional analysis class set
Douglas Chiropractic & Fitness Center
will hold a free CRA nutritional analysis class
on Monday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m. The class
is taught by Dr. Edward Douglas. This is a
free community service. For more informa-
tion, call 863-763-4320.

Republican Party to meet
The Republican Party of Okeechobee in-
vites you to their monthly meeting on Mon-
day, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., 401 NW 4th Street,
Okeechobee. 863-532-9623. All are invited
to come. Let's stay busy as we look forward
with excitement to 2012.

Pot roast dinner Nov. 17
Buckhead Ridge Ladies Auxiliary 9528 will
be hosting a Wednesday night dinner, Nov.
17, at 5:30-7 p.m. The public and all VFW
members are welcome to join us. Donation
of $7. Menu includes Pot Roast, mashed po-
tatoes, gravy, vegetable, bread and dessert.
Thank you for helping the Ladies Auxiliary
Post 9528 Buckhead Ridge. Any questions
please call the Post at 863-467-2882.

Book Club to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library
Book Club will meet Thursday, Nov. 18,
at 6 p.m. at the library. The group will dis-
cuss The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Anyone
whose read the book is invited to attend, or
would like to listen to the discussion. This
event is free and open to the public. For
more information please call Jan Fehrman
at 863-357-99980.

Bake Sale in Buckhead
The Firemen's Auxiliary of Buckhead
Ridge will hold a Bake Sale on Saturday,
Nov. 20 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the fire
station at Buckhead Ridge. Proceeds from
the sale will benefit the Fire Dept. Get your
Thanksgiving pies and cakes.

Real Life Ranch has yard sale
Real Life Children's Ranch Yard Sale con-
tinues to be open each week from Tuesday-
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds
benefit our children.

Main Street plans Mixer
Okeechobee Main Street November Mix-
er will be hosted by the Tobacco Place lo-
cated at 101 S.W 2nd Avenue from 5-7 p.m.
on Tuesday, Nov. 16. Whether you have a
new or old business, new to Okeechobee or
would like to know more about Okeecho-
bee Main Street please join us for network-
ing, refreshments, door prizes and a chance
at the Mega 50-50. For more information call
863-357-MAIN (6246).





Okeechobee News November 14, 2010


OHS football team loses to


Clewiston in classic battle


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Brahman Coach Myron Jackson and
Clewiston Coach Joe Roth knew that Friday
night's rivalry game in Clewiston would be
a tough game and a battle. It turned into a
classic as Clewiston prevailed 30-24 in one of
the closer games these schools have played
over the past 80 years.
"It lived up to its status," Jackson said, "It
has taken a long time but I feel we are get-
ting there. We are meshing and everybody is
pulling in the same direction."
Clewiston got 123 yards rushing from
Virthavious Robinson. He had an eight yard
touchdown run in the first quarter as Clewis-
ton built a 13-0 lead. His runs in the second
half helped led Clewiston to 10 fourth quar-
ter points that helped them hold the lead.
"It came out good. We played our game
and I gave my all. We wanted to give the se-
niors one more victory," he noted.
Clewiston rolled to 135 yards in offense
and two touchdowns in the first quarter and
appeared headed toward a big win. Auke-
emian Mills had other ideas as he returned
a punt 57 yards to set up a Brahman scor-
ing drive. Erick McQueen, (198 total yards)
scored on a 29 yard run to make it 13-7. Mo-
ments later Okeechobee took a 14-13 lead
as Colby Frank recovered a fumble on the
kickoff and Jack Radebaugh, (242 yards
passing and two touchdowns) found Alonzo
Coleman wide open for a touchdown and a
14-13 lead.
Okeechobee increased the lead to 17-13
in the third quarter when Adel Elhendi hit a
20 yard field goal. Mills, (83 yards in recep-
tions) caught two big third down passes on
the drive.
Coach Jackson said he felt the offense
played their best game of the year, "As the
season you're supposed to play your best
ball at the end of the season. We are defi-
nitely doing that."
The lead changed hands twice in the sec-
ond half as Clewiston came back on a long
90 yard run led by a 43 yard dash by fullback
Fred Washington. Darius Redd caught an
eight yard pass at the back of the end zone
to give Clewiston a 20-17 lead.
Okeechobee came back when McQueen
struck again on an 80 yard pass. He caught
the ball at the 28 yard line and raced 72 more
yards untouched into the Tiger end zone to
give Okeechobee a 24-20 lead.
Coach Jackson said he was able to get
McQueen into some mismatches which
helped him achieve great things in this game,
"Erick always gives us great effort. They left
him open on a few plays here and there and
we were able to take advantage of it."
Okeechobee had another scoring oppor-
tunity after the defense held the Tigers on
4th and one at the Tiger 35. McQueen im-
mediately raced for 18 yards and then took
the next handoff into the end zone for an
apparent touchdown. The play was called
back by a Brahman holding penalty.
The Tigers responded with an 82 yard
drive capped by a 15 yard touchdown run
by gutsy QB Andres Rios. He rushed for 97


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Aukeemian Mills kick return sparked
Okeechobee in the first half in their
loss to the Clewiston Tigers Friday
night.

yards and the Tigers had 327 yard rushing
as a team.
Okeechobee had a season high 336 yards
in offense.
For Clewiston the victory was a chance
to send out 12 seniors with a hard fought
victory. Clewiston finished (4-6) and won't
make the playoffs this year. "What a game
this was. It was great effort from both foot-
ball teams. You kind of figured who ever had
the ball last would win the game."
Okeechobee did have two opportunities
to score in the final minutes. Radebaugh
was intercepted on desperation fourth
down pass on the first drive. After Colby
Frank grabbed a huge fourth down pass to
keep the drive, Radebaugh (13-26) misfired
on three consecutive passes to end the Brah-
man hopes.
Coach Jackson said he thinks his team
will respond next week when they play in a
first round playoff game at Hollywood Hills
at McArthur High School in Fort Lauderdale.
"It will be a testament to the kids to test
our fortitude on how we bounce back and
handle this adversity. The kids wanted this
one, they fought desperately for it. We'll see
how tough the team is inside next week,"
he added.
Game notes
Okeechobee had 11 first downs and
Clewiston had 19 first downs. Okeechobee
was 4-10 on third down while Clewiston
was 5 of 12.
Penalties weren't a problem as Okeecho-
bee had eight for 62 yards. Clewiston had six
penalties for 48 yards.
Okeechobee lost a fumble and had two
passes intercepted. Colby Frank recovered
a fumble for Okeechobee. Elijahwon Wil-
liams had two tackles for loss in his first high
school start for Okeechobee. Ahmad Rich-
ards had an interception for Clewiston. John
Kemp had a sack for the Brahmans (3-7).


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