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Vol. 102 No. 15 Friday, February 4, 2011


500 Plus tax


No changes in health insurance for now


Dispute over Affordable
Health Care Act is likely to
go to U.S. Supreme Court
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In spite of a recent court decision, most
people will see no change in their current
insurance coverage, at least for now, accord-


ing to a spokesperson for a local insurance
agency.
On Monday, Jan. 30, Judge Roger Vinson,
of the U.S. District Court in Pensacola ruled
in favor of the lawsuit brought by former
Florida Attorney General Bill McCullom and
struck down the Patient Protection and Af-
fordable Health Care Act, stating that forcing
individuals to buy health insurance is uncon-
stitutional.
As of Thursday Feb. 3, insurance carriers


had not made any changes in their cover-
age, according to Letty Madrigal of Pritchard
& Associates. It is uncertain at this time
when and if any changes in insurance cov-
erage would take place. Ms. Madrigal sur-
mised that the lawsuit would go to the U.S.
Supreme Court which she said could take
"weeks, months or years." Ms. Madrigal said
this was the largest lawsuit filed to date in
Florida with 26 states involved.
The provision of the law providing for


universal health insurance was not sched-
uled to go into effect until 2014.
According to information released by
the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, if the law is repealed, 86,300 young
adults in Florida could lose the option of
coverage through their parents' insurance
and more than 8.7 million Floridians would
be vulnerable to having lifetime limits placed
See HEALTH - Page 18


The annual Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment will be held Saturday and Sun-
day, at the battle site off Southeast 38th Avenue (across from the Treasure Is-
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
As a result of action taken Tuesday, Feb.
1, by the Okeechobee County Construction
Industry Licensing Board the Miami based
contracting firm of Magic Air Conditioning
will not be doing any business in the county
for a year.
Magic Air Conditioning had installed an
air conditioner in a home on N.W 106th
Street without obtaining a building permit.
The work had been qualified by Alberto Ro-
driguez who is licensed to do that type of
See LICENSE - Page 18


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Okeechobee News February 4, 2011


Teen's kidnapping was


a hoax, say officials


Faked kidnapping was
expensive for responding
law enforcement agencies

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An apparent kidnapping of a 15-year-
old Lake Placid girl has turned out to be a
hoax, said a Lake Placid Police Department
(LPPD) detective.
LPPD Detective Lieutenant James
Fansler said of the Wednesday, Feb. 2, inci-
dent that "it was not a kidnapping."
He said his department received a call
from the alleged victim's sister about the
bogus abduction. The teen, continued Lt.
Fansler, was then brought to Okeechobee
by two adult Okeechobee men.
When notified of the suspected abduc-
tion, Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) deputies and detectives were sent
to watch a Basswood home where the His-
panic girl was supposedly taken.
OCSO Detective Lieutenant Brad Stark
said his department asked for and received
a search warrant for the concrete block
home. With warrant in hand, officers en-
tered the home where they found the girl
and a Hispanic man. Lt. Stark said the man
was not 'with' the girl and it was later de-
termined that he had no involvement in the
incident.
"The girl was found there, safe and un-
harmed," said Lt. Stark.
The OCSO detective said while several
people live in the home, the man and the
Lake Placid teen were the only two in the
home at the time.


Apparently, the teen said her abduc-
tors were demanding a ransom of $900.
Lt. Fansler said he had no idea why that
amount was given.
"I have no real answer," he said. "That's
not an expected amount."
One thing is for sure, it's going to take
much more than $900 to cover the costs
incurred by the Lake Placid department as
well as the local sheriff's office. Lt. Fansler
said agents from the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Child
Abduction Response Team (CART) were
also involved. He said FDLE agents from
Fort Myers, Miami and Tampa were in
Okeechobee to help work the case.
Locally, Lt. Stark said detectives from
the OCSO Criminal Investigations Division
were involved as well as members of the
SWAT team, sniper team, hostage negotia-
tions team and the Okeechobee Narcotics
Task Force. He said members from these
local units spent up to eight hours work-
ing on the fake kidnapping, and some
worked well into the night assisting with
interviews.
Lt. Stark said if LPPD decides to file
charges against the teen, the sheriff's of-
fice would include their expenses and seek
restitution. Lt. Fansler said his department
would do the same thing.
Lt. Fansler said no charges will be filed
against the teen's sister or the two men
who brought the girl to Okeechobee.
"There's no proof the sister was in-
volved," he said in a phone interview
Thursday. He went on to say that his inves-
tigation is continuing.


Local man accused of theft


of industrial aluminum


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man accused of stealing
aluminum items from a state agency is being
held in the Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $35,000.
Jarrod Wayne Hair, 20, S.R. 710, was ar-
rested Monday, Jan. 31, on felony charges
of burglary, grand theft and three counts of
dealing in stolen property.
An arrest report by Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Detective Mark
Shireman stated that Hair entered a storage
facility belonging to the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD). Once inside
the structure, Hair allegedly took several
pieces of industrial aluminum.
The detective then said that Hair sold
pieces of the aluminum to a local recycling
center on three different occasions. Accord-
ing to the detective's report, Hair was paid:
$221 on Jan. 15; $147 on Jan. 21; and, $236
on Jan. 29.


Detective Shireman stat-
ed that he has photos of
Hair at the recycling center.
The center also had photos
of the man's vehicle and
that vehicle's license tag,
I added the detective.
In the report, the detec-
Jarrod Wayne tive recounts how he and
Hair Officer Chris Douglas, of
the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission (FWC), fol-
lowed tracks from the SFWMD facility to
Hair's home. Officer Douglas, added the
detective, was in the area investigating a
poaching complaint when he found evi-
dence that someone had crossed the fence
onto the SFWMD property.
Detective Shireman said the stolen alumi-
num had a total value of $3,380.98.
SFWMD employees reportedly went to
the recycling center and identified the alumi-
num by a series of numbers on each item.


Okeechobee News


February 4, 2011





February 4, 2011 Okeechobee News


Battlefield site to be state park

Okeechobee News


Even though plans have been slowed be-
cause of the economy, Okeechobee County
might one day have a state park to com-
memorate the Battle of Okeechobee.
The battle, which was the largest and
bloodiest battle of the Second Seminole
War, was fought on Christmas Day, 1837
when Col. Zachary Taylor with 800 regular
troops and 132 Missouri Volunteers and 380
to 480 Seminoles led by chiefs Billy Bow-
legs, Abiaca and Alligator met in battle in
the area of what is now Treasure Island.
At the conclusion of the battle, the Indians
withdrew, and the U.S. troops, because of
heavy casualties, failed to pursue. Both sides
claimed victory.
The second battle, to preserve the area,
began in 1974 when Bob Carr, executive
director of the Archeological and Histori-
cal Conservancy came to Okeechobee as a
graduate student and did an archeological
survey of the area. He discovered that the
site was not registered with the state. In ad-
dition, there was no evidence as to where
the battle was actually fought and there
were no artifacts of the battle.
"What we thought would be easy turned
out to be 20-year quest," he stated during an
Oct. 19, 2006 press conference on the site.
Mr. Carr said the Daughters of the American
Revolution marker on U.S. 441 S.E. is in the
right place only because Seminole Chief
Billy Bowlegs said his mother told him that
was the battle site.
Part of the confusion came about be-
cause Lake Okeechobee was not on the of-
ficial maps of the day.
Through archaeological discoveries and
maps discovered by Bill Steel, historian for
the Seminole Tribe, the site was eventually
located.
In 2000 the National Trust for Historic
Preservation declared the site as one of
11 historic sites in the U.S. most endan-
gered because of development. Eventually
through the efforts of Okeechobee Battle-
field Friends, State Representative Richard
Machek, and others, the state purchased
145 acres of the battlefield site.
There have been two public meetings
to discuss the formation of a state park. A

American Red Cross 'Red is
for Love' Gala set for Feb. 12
The Second Annual American Red
Cross "Red is for Love" Gala to benefit
our local American Red Cross will be held
on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Okeechobee
KOA Convention Center. This spectacular
"black tie optional" event will consist of
a prime rib or half chicken dinner, a si-
lent and live auction, complimentary 5 x
7 photo, and live music. You can guaran-
tee a sponsorship table for you and seven
of your friends for only $500, individual
tickets are $50 each. All monies raised
will benefit our local American Red Cross
Service Center. To reserve your table, to
make an underwriting donation or auc-
tion item donation please call Toni at 863-
357-6246, 863-634-9491 or Marnie at 863-
824-2702 or 863-697-1970.


Okeechobee News/File photo
The annual Battle of Okeechobee
Re-enactment will be held at the bat-
tlefield, on Southeast 38th Avenue
(across from the Treasure Island Fire
Station) on Saturday and Sunday. The
battle will be at 2 p.m. each day. Re-
enactment campgrounds will be open
to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ad-
mission is $5 per carload.
conceptual plan has been drawn up and ap-
proved. However, the state does not have
the funds to create another state park on
the site. "There will be no major changes in
the next couple of years" said park manager
Mark Nelson at a public meeting in Sep-
tember of 2010. "We have a very small and
unique piece of property that has cultural
and historical significance. There are a lot of
opportunities for education here."
The first re-enactment of the battle was
held in 1987 to commemorate the 150th
anniversary of the battle. Some years since
then, for various reasons, there were no
re-enactment. In 2008 and every year since
then the re-enactment has been held on the
state owned land that will one day be a state
park.
This year's re-enactment will be held Sat-
urday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The actual re-enactment will take place at 2
p.m. each day. Even though no cannon were
used in the battle, there will be a cannon
demonstration. Visitors will also be able to
visit Seminole and army camps and see his-
toric craft demonstrations. The site is on S.E.
38th Avenue across from the Treasure Island
Fire Station. Admission is $5 a carload.


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OPINION


Public Forum/Speak Out


Letters to the editor


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A football fan comments
It is just so sad the Jets didn't win in their
division. Can you just visualize the scenario?
Packers vs. Jets in the Super Bowl and the
highlight being that Brett Favre would be
invited as an "honorary attendee?" After all
he was a quarterback for each team at one
time. What a game that would be and what
a monetary nest egg. He alone would draw
a crowd. Of course, I am a Brett Favre fan!

Folks enjoy the library
What a beautiful library we have! So
many folks enjoy it for many reasons, espe-
cially seniors like me. Why has the air con-
ditioning been broken for two weeks. Who-
ever is to blame for this, shame on you!

County commission
* Right now we have the federal gov-
ernment trying to breath down our necks
threatening to make all this area a wildlife
refuge and our county will be losing more
monies. We are barely making it as it is, and
not too sure how we are going to make the
next budget. WE cannot afford to NOT allow
in a business because of special interests.
* While one flight school is not a big
deal financially, if you add up all of the little
businesses that have tried to come here and
been turned away or given such a hard time
that they just gave up, then it adds up.
* I constantly hear how business after
business is turned away from Okeechobee.
Royal Concrete, Home Depot, Cowboys,
Skipjacks and many more come to the coun-
ty. Can anyone name one business that has
tried to come here and been turned away by
the county commission?
* Most serious business move initial con-
tacts are done confidentially so you would
not necessarily know if any or a dozen had
made inquiries and if or how they were dis-
couraged by the kind of BOCC frumpery
seen at that meeting.


Wildlife refuge
* If to let an area recover and/or save a
species you force a couple dozen airboating
and offroading hunters to go elsewhere, big
deal.
* Preservation is nice, but comes at a
very high price. The counties where this is
proposed are already strapped to meet the
needs of their citizens. Another 150,000
acres off the tax roll will further reduce the
services available to the residents.
* First, these will be former ranch acres
and with the ag exemption, you can be sure
they weren't paying all that much tax per
acre. Second, If you look at the maps, FWS
and SFWMD are trying as best they can to
ensure contiguous sections to provide a pro-
tected arc of transit for wildlife. Next, taxing
all our immense, plush churches as com-
mercial property to recoup some of the hor-
rendous infrastructure and staff demands
they place on Okeechobee County will more
than offset any losses from this redacted ag
land.
* The wildlife commission claims the
county will be given funding to compensate
the loss in tax revenue. Of course that will
also be tax revenue, but it won't all be com-
ing from the taxpayers in this county.
* I think this new wildlife area could be
a big benefit to the county, if the properties
next to it are developed for luxury resorts ca-
tering to those who enjoy wildlife areas -- the
ecotourists, hunters and fishermen. They are
talking about Outdoor World coming here.
Maybe this could all tie in together.
* Years ago, an "in the know" friend told
me the Kissimmee River restoration would
make the river area into a rich man's play-
ground. Well, I don't mind it being a rich
man's playground if those rich men spend
plenty of money at Okeechobee County ho-
tels, restaurants and businesses.

Obamacare
* If Obamacare is such a great law, why
does the White House keep protecting its
best friends from it? What makes them think
we the little people should have it forced on
us?
* According to the Florida judge no one
is going to have to worry about it, at least
until the Supreme Court determines it is le-
gal or not.


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Police appreciated
We would like to commend the city
police department. Until November, 2010,
we had only one opportunity to use the
Okeechobee Police Department. Since then
we have had numerous calls for ordinance
problems. Ordinances are very difficult for
the police to enforce. During this difficult
time they have been extremely professional.
Mr. Davis and his staff is still working with
us in trying to find a resolution to a problem
in the community that has apparently never
been brought to anyone's attention.
We personally believe that our police de-
partment catches the blame for some prob-
lems which they do not create but are forced
to try to find a solution for. Again, thank you


Free tax prep available
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AARP taxaide volunteers is beginning
Feb. 7, at the American Legion, 501 S.E.
Second Street, Monday and Tuesday from
9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Participants must bring
photo ID, social security cards for depen-
dents, last year's tax return and all 2010
financial papers. No appointment is nec-
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taxpayers. Offices participating include
the IRS office in Port St. Lucie, 7410 South
US Highway 1, Port St. Lucie, Fla. 34952,
and the IRS office in West Palm Beach,
1700 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm
Beach, Fla. 33401. In addition, a number
of community partners will also open
their doors. Locations nationwide are
listed on www.IRS.gov.


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Okeechobee Police Department for your
help. Hopefully we can come up with a so-
lution. The people of Okeechobee should be
thankful for the professionalism our police
show. We all know no police persons are
there for the money or the hours.
Ron and Linda Main

Thanks for the support
Team Varsity would like to thank every-
one for a successful event at Blue Heron.
We would like to thank Bill Kenny, JE Land
Clearing, Okeechobee Feed, Okeechobee
Livestock Market, and Keller at Blue Heron
Golf Course. This event will help the base-
ball team travel to Coopers Town.
Sonda Joyner

Okeechobee

Forecast

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near
83. South southeast wind between 5 and 15
mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Patchy fog after 1 a.m. Other-
wise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
South wind around 5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of show-
ers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. South
wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west. Winds
could gust as high as 20 mph.
Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of
showers before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a
low around 48. Calm wind becoming north-
west around 5 mph.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near
78. North wind around 5 mph becoming
calm.
Sunday night: A 20 percent chance of
showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around
56. East southeast wind around 5 mph.

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United Way presents funds to local agencies


special to me UKeecnoDee ivews/unnea way
The annual presentation of United Way of Okeechobee
funds to agencies providing services to our citizens of
Okeechobee was held Jan. 24 at Raulerson Hospital. Total
allocations to the local agencies was $64,000. One of the
agencies was 211 of the Treasure Coast. Left to right are
Frank Kruppa, Susan Buza, Cathleen Blair and Jennifer
Lafferty.


I Planned Parenthood also received
Big Brothers, Big Sisters was one of the agencies receiv- United Way funding. Left to right are
ing funds. Left to right are Frank Kruppa, Judi Miller, Cath- Frank Kruppa, Kimberly Eardly and
leen Blair, Nick Blount and Sharon Vinson. Jennifer Lafferty.


Communities in Schools also received funds. Left to right
are Marnie Lauter, Melody Hodges, Jill Rogers, Amanda
Blewett, Chaka Smith, Sam Smith and Sharon Vinson.


Catherine McKenzie (center) of AT&T presented a corpo-
rate donation to United Way of Okeechobee in the amount
of $1,500. Also present for the presentation (left to right)
are Devin Maxwell, Cathleen Blair, (McKenzie), Dowling
Watford and Margaret Helton.


Treasure Coast Food Bank received
United Way funds. Left to right are Judy
Cruz, Cathleen Blair and Sam Smith.


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Martha's House also received United Real Life Children's Ranch received
way funds. Left to right are Marnie Lau- United Way funds. Left to right are Okeechobee Educational Foundation,
ter, Cathleen Blair, Theresa Alexander Wayne Cunningham, Marnie Lau- received United Way funding. Left to
and Chaka Smith. ter, Melody Hodges, Mark Mayers and right are Nick Blount, Cathleen Blair,
Cathleen Blair. Sharon Vinson and Sam Smith.


A check from the United Way was presented to the Early
Learning Coalition at the Jan. 24 event at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. Left to right are Nick Blount, Chaka Smith, Jackie Jack-
son, Cathleen Blair and Sam Smith.


Exchange Club CASTLE also received a check from the
United Way at the Jan. 24 event at Raulerson Hospital. Left
to right are Wayne Cunningham, Frank Kruppa, Cathleen
Blair, Al Jacks and Chaka Smith. United Way allocations to
local agencies totalled $64,000.


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Friday dinner/dance set
American Legion Post 64 will have dinner
Friday, Feb. 4, from 5 - 7:30 p.m. The entire
meal is only $6 with your choice of baked
ham or country fried steak with mashed po-
tatoes/gravy, salad, vegetable, roll, and des-
sert. Awesome dance music with Michael
starts at 6 p.m.

Eagles plan steak night
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, #4137,
9985 U.S. 441 N. will have Friday Night Steak
Night on Feb. 4. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m.
The menu includes steak, salad, baked pota-
to or sweet potato, garlic bread and dessert
for $12. Live entertainment and Karaoke by
"Lisa" from 7 to 11 p.m. Eagles are "People
Helping People."

Musical presentation
at the library
A program on the great Broadway com-
posers and performers will be presented
at the Okeechobee County Library on Sat-
urdays, Feb. 5, 12 and 26, at 1 p.m. R.B.
Nairnsey, who is very knowledgeable, is the
speaker for the program and will present
slides and musical illustrations. The topic for
the Feb. 5 program will be Meredith Will-
son who wrote "The Music Man."

Church to host yard
sale - tables still open
The Church of God Ladies Ministry will
host a community yard sale on Feb. 5, from
9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Church of God, 301
N.E. Fourth Ave. The public is welcome. Sell-
ers-come join us with a space with table
for just $10 and a space and bring your own
table for just $5 while spaces last! To reserve
your space with our without a table, please
call Norma Sue Kemp at 863-634-2930.
Church of God Ladies Ministry will take care
of the advertising.

VFW to host Spaghetti Dinner
The North VFW, 300 N.W 34th St. will be
hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Feb.
5, from 5 to 7 p.m. $5 charge.


Moose Lodge to host
Lip Sync music show
The Okeechobee Lip Sync Group includ-
ing Classic Music - Vaudeville - Comedy will
entertain on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 1 to 3
p.m., at the Okeechobee Moose Lodge on
N.W 36th Street. Parking and admission is
free.

Church plans re-enactment
His Magesty's Ministries will be at Foun-
tain of Life Church, 1301 S.W. 32nd St., Sun-
day, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. to do a re-enactment
of the Last Supper. Several men from the
church will be a part of the re-enactment.
A fellowship dinner will follow the service.
For more information call Pastor Dave Rob-
ertson at 863-801-1297.

Super Bowl Party Feb. 6
American Legion Post 64 will have their
monthly birthday club pot luck dinner Sun-
day, Feb. 6, at 3 p.m. Open mic karaoke
with Michael will be from 3 until 6 p.m.
Bring your favorite snacks and finger food to
stay and watch the Super Bowl on our big
screen TV

VFW to host Super Bowl party
The VFW North Post, 300 N.W 34th St.
will be hosting a Fried Chicken Dinner from
2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6, with a Super
Bowl party to follow.

FWS to hold meeting about
proposed wildlife refuge
As part of the planning process for the
proposed 150,000 acre wildlife refuge, the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will
hold a public meeting to solicit input at 6
p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Okeechobee
High School..

Diabetes education program
"Living with Diabetes," a free Diabetes
Education Program, will be presented by
Wanda Haas, RN, CDE on Feb. 9, at 1:30
p.m. at the VNA's Grand Oaks Assisted Liv-
ing Facility, 203 S.E. Second St. For more in-
formation call 863-357-2197.


OCRA monthly meeting
An OCRA monthly meeting will be held
on Monday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Annex
Building on Hwy. 98. The public is invited to
attend. For more information call 863-634-
0515.


Ohio Day at the Legion set
American Legion Post 64 will host Ohio
Day this Saturday, Feb. 5, from noon until
5 p.m. Please bring a covered dish and en-
joy an afternoon with all of your Buckeye
friends.


Obituaries


Obituaries should be submitted to
the Okeechobee News by e mailing
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Ernestine Davis
QUINCY - Ernestine Davis, of Quincy, re-
turned to our Lord on Jan. 5, 2011.
A devoted Christian, Ernestine dedicated her
life to His calling. In recent years she was an ac-
tive member and teacher at First Baptist Church,
Quincy.
A graduate of FSU, she taught in elementary
schools in Vero Beach and Honolulu. She was a
teacher in Christian schools and military chapels
wherever she and her family were led. She had
also been a Sunday School Director of her
church in Quincy and was a Prison Ministry
Bible study teacher.
Ernestine also applied her musical talents in
church choirs and in community musical pro-
grams. She was a regular participant in produc-
tions of the Quincy Music Theater and was
intrus mental in its establishment.
Daughter of Ernest and Blanche Hunt of Okee-
chobee, she is survived by her husband, retired
R. Adm. H. Jefferson Davis, USN; daughters,
Frances Wallington (Craig) of Greer, S.C., and
Jessica Coughlin (Curt) of Derwood, Md. She is
also survived by sons, Jeff of Quincy, and
George of Lincoln, Calif.; as well as eight grand-
children and one great-grandchild.
The service was Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at 3
p.m., at First Baptist Church of Quincy. Family
received friends after the service in the church
Fellowship Hall. Interment will be in Eastern Ce-
metery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 70,
Quincy, FL 32353.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy,
(850) 627-7677 is in charge of arrangements.


Maurice L. 'Doe' Joselson, 85
OKEECHOBEE - Maurice L. "Doc" Joselson,
age 85, passed away Jan. 31,2011, at his home.
He was preceded
in death by parents,
Max and Rose Josel-
son; and sister, Edith
J. Pearlman.
He is survived by
his loving wife,
Diane Walker Josel-
son; children, Emily
Joselson (Alan), Ra-
chel Joselson (Mi-
chael), Naomi Cole
(Erik), Frank Lewis
(Christael,
and Leslie Barcia; and ten grandchil-
dren.
A private memorial service will be held at a
later date.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Okee-
chobee, P0.O Box 1548, Okeechobe, FL 34973.








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Endoscopic surgery is a procedure that
allows doctors to look inside the patient's
body without making an incision. The exam-
ination of the inside of the body uses a long
tube with a camera and light on the end. The
camera is connected to an eye piece that al-
lows direct viewing and also sends images
back to a color television screen. That inside
look allows doctors to see what other imag-
ing tests can't show.
The doctor will make a diagnosis based
on what the video shows.
Besides the less invasive and exclusive
look inside the body, there are other advan-
tages to endoscopic surgery:
* Using an endoscope means there will
be less visible scarring than there is from tra-
ditional surgery.
* Many patients are able to go home the
day of surgery or have a shorter hospital
stay.
* The overall cost is lower than tradition-
al surgery.
* Many endoscopic procedures do not
require general anesthesia, reducing the risk
of possible complications.
* Most endoscopies last anywhere from
15 minutes to an hour.
* The results of the endoscopy are usu-
ally available immediately.
* Because the doctor can directly view
the area being examined, there is often no
further testing needed.
Advanced Medicine
Endoscopes are so advanced that a fetos-
copy can even examine a developing fetus. A
wireless endoscope in a capsule allows the


patient to swallow the capsule and have im-
ages of the inside of the body sent wirelessly.
Doctors use wireless endoscopy to find the
cause of internal bleeding or diagnose gas-
troesophageal reflux disease. The capsule is
later expelled through the intestine.
Doctors also use endoscopy to guide
them as they remove foreign objects or take
biopsies. The tissue from a biopsy is sent to
the lab and usually takes a few days to be
evaluated. Endoscopy is often used to diag-
nose and investigate the following condi-
tions:
* Breathing disorders;
* Gastrointestinal disorders;
* Internal bleeding; and,
* Urinary tract infections.
Endoscopes have different names de-
pending on what part of the body they are
examining or treating:
* Colonscope- examines the colon;
* Hysteroscope- examines the uterus;
and,
* Bronchoscope- examines the lungs.
Although there are fewer risks than tra-
ditional surgery, there are some potential
complications from having an endoscopic
surgery:
* Infection;
* Damage to an organ that may require
additional surgery; and,
* Bleeding.
Lidocaine or another local anesthetic
may be used to relieve discomfort during
the procedure. Some bleeding and minimal
discomfort is normal after surgery.
This article was provided by Raulerson
Hospital.


Fruits and veggies top ne
The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association, The guidelines recommend making half
whose members account for the majority of of our plate vegetables and fruits-an easy
fresh fruit and vegetable production in the way to incorporate more healthy produce
state, issued this statement about the 2010 into our diets. Replacing unhealthy foods
Dietary Guidelines for Americans: with more daily servings of vegetables and
The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association fruits is key in improving health. Parents and
is encouraged by new dietary guidelines re- schools must establish a good dietary foun-
leased today by the U.S. Departments of Ag- dation for children by encouraging them to
riculture and Health and Human Services. eat more vegetables and fruits, which will
Eating more fruits and vegetables is a start them on a lifelong path of healthier eat-
simple but important weapon in fighting ing.
the obesity epidemic in this country. Many Florida farmers supply much of the
chronic health problems that afflict Ameri- fresh vegetables and fruits that Americans
cans today stem from being overweight and enjoy. We lead the nation in production of
not eating right: heart disease, high blood oranges, grapefruit, tomatoes, sweet corn,
pressure, diabetes, cancer and other diseas- snap beans, cucumbers, squash and wa-
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a role in offering Americans a bountiful sup-
ply of healthful, nutritious produce.
The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association
(www.ffva.com) is an agricultural trade or-
ganization representing Florida's producers
of fruits, vegetables and other crops.

Red Cross offers health and
safety classes
The Okeechobee Service Center of
the American Red Cross will be holding
the following Health & Safety Classes in
February:
* Feb. 9- Adult CPR/AED
* Feb. 17 -Infant/Child CPR/AED
* Feb. 23 -First Aid Basics
All classes begin at 6 p.m. and are held
at their local office located at 323 N. Par-
rott Ave. To register or for more informa-
tion please call 863-763-2488.

Blood drives planned
The bloodmobile will be in Okeecho-
bee County:
* Friday, Feb. 4 - Health Dept., 9th
Ave., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Saturday, Feb. 5 Wal IMart 11
a.m.-4 p.m.
* Sunday, Feb. 6 Brittany's blood
drive, Civic Center, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Thursday, Feb. 10 - IRSC campus
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February 4, 2011 Okeechobee News


Special to the Okeechobee News/Frank Whiting
Okeechobee Drug Coalition Team, Director Frank Whiting (left), Kaylie Arnold,
Ronald McDonald, Haley Whiting, and Kyle Sarros at the recent Health and Safe-
ty Expo held on Saturday.


Drug Coalition educates


many at Health Expo


2010 Substance Abuse
Coalition Rap Up
The Okeechobee County Substance
Abuse Coalition was created in 2006 to coor-
dinate Okeechobee County's efforts in keep-
ing Kids Drug Free. The Substance Abuse
Coalition is made up of concerned parents
and grandparents as well as staff from edu-
cation, substance abuse and mental health,
religious, business, media, law enforcement
and people who work with our youth and
children. The Okeechobee County Sub-
stance Abuse Coalition meets monthly to
coordinate activities geared towards stop-
ping kids from starting to use alcohol, to-
bacco and other drugs.
The coalition has adopted the Search
Institute's "Asset Approach" in giving kids
what they need to succeed. Research by the
Search Institute has identified 40 concrete,
positive experiences, relationships, and
qualities.
"Developmental Assets" that have a tre-
mendous impact on young people's lives.
Our focus is on building these assets in every
young person in Okeechobee County.
This past year has been very productive
in the county. The Coalition was able to
meet its 2010 goals by attending; The Third
Annual Health and Family Expo, Street Teens
Projects, Promoting the Crusin' Sober Cam-
paign, Bringing the Narcotic Overdose Pre-
vention Education (N.O.P.E.) program to the
Okeechobee Freshman Campus, as well as
the annual N.O.P.E Vigil at the Civic Center,
Provided the community with exhibits and
displays at the 2010 Oak Festival, Art Fest,
Christmas festival in the park, followed by
the OSAC Float in the lighted parade. I am
grateful for the ongoing support this com-
munity has shown in its efforts to address the
Problems of Substance Abuse we are facing.
We are committed to reducing our current
drug trend in the county and its schools by
encouraging and supporting programs and
community projects that address specific
problems that we are currently facing.
The United States Congress created the


National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
in 1998 to prevent and reduce youth drug
use. "Funding is no longer there", said Frank
Whiting (Director of the Substance Abuse
Coalition). We now have to rely solely on
community support through private dona-
tions to keep our Coalition active. This past
year the Coalition was able to attend most of
the community events. We want our fami-
lies to know that we are here and we are
actively working with our youth."
Our last project of 2010 provided us
with some good insight on where to focus
our attention this next year. Last December
the coalition was able to coordinate with
the Narcotic Overdose Prevention Educa-
tion (N.O.P.E.) program at the Okeecho-
bee Freshman Campus. We addressed the
prescription drug overdose problem here
in Okeechobee as well as the surrounding
counties. After receiving overwhelming re-
sults from students, teachers, parents, clergy,
and other concerned citizens. The Coalition
is challenged to start its own N.O.P.E. Chap-
ter in 2011. We already have plans to send
two deputies, one pharmacist, and two par-
ents to the upcoming training in February.
We are looking forward to a very produc-
tive year for the Coalition despite budget
cuts from Tallahassee. Our volunteers are
committed and want to make a difference
with Children and Families of Okeechobee
County. We started our New Year off Satur-
day at the Forth Annual Okeechobee Family
Health and Safety Expo At the Ag-Center. We
presented our upcoming campaigns and
promotions for 2011. Our thanks go out to
the members and volunteers of the OSAC.
The heartfelt efforts of our members and
volunteers are the reason for our success.
The past year's goals could not have been
met without them.
The Coalition meets the second Tuesday
of every month at the fellowship hall of First
United Methodist Church from 11:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. Lunch is provided to accommodate
as many busy schedules as possible and of-
fer networking opportunities for our mem-
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is Kristin Higgins recipient of a IRSC
hat, T-Shirt, and candy bar. Pictured on
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grand prize of an Xbox game system.




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Courtney Wilson to play for Hillsborough Community College


By nCharles Mi. Murphy
Okeechobee News
It is no longer a big surprise when an
Okeechobee High School softball player
signs a college scholarship.
Courtney Wilson became the third senior
in the past week to earn a scholarship when
she signed a letter of intent to play softball for
Hillsborough Community College in Tampa
during a signing party on Wednesday night
at Beef O'Brady's Restaurant.
Wednesday was national signing day for
college sports, with much of the attention
going to football players.
Wilson, a four year varsity player, said she
was thrilled to select Hillsborough Commu-
nity.
"I'm so very excited. I wish the best to the
other girls. I look forward to playing my for-
mer teammates Naomi Stevens and Ashtyn
Brown next year."
Wilson has worked for this goal for over
a decade. She was inspired to play ball by
an older sister, and took the game very seri-
ously. Her father David Wilson remembered
his daughter throwing a ball against a fence
every day because she loved the game.
"She really loved doing it. I knew there
was something there. She has the drive and
she wanted to do it. She just applied herself
all the time," he said.
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'Academics always came first and it
should. I'm very excited but there are mixed
emotions. I've watched her play ball since
she was eight or nine. To see her go to col-
lege will be an exciting time but also a sad
time because she is leaving the house," he
added.
Courtney said she thinks her senior year
will be very successful. With eight returning
seniors on the team, things look bright for
another district title and a deep run into the
post season.
"We have an awesome team. I'm really
hoping we made state this year. We definite-
ly have the potential to do it," she added.
Wilson said her ultimate goal is to attend
a four year school and major in physical
therapy. She said she was committed to this
goal and really was inspired last week when
Brown and Stephens signed with Indian Riv-
er State College.
"This decision does take a lot of the pres-
sure off. I know that I got my job done. I've
been working so hard for this for the past 10
years. It is a great feeling to know that work
paid off," she said.
Her mother Rene and a large group of
friends, teammates, and softball boosters
were on hand to help Wilson celebrate her
accomplishment.


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Special to the Okeechobee News/Shelly Willard

Marathon runners
Okeechobee residents participated in the Dec. 5, 2010 Marathon of the Palm
Beaches. Jessica Guitard, far left, finished the half marathon in 2:44:58 and
Carlos Morales, far right, finished the half marathon in 1:51:16. Craig Batchelor,
middle left, completed his second full marathon in 4:39:56 and Shelly Batton,
middle right, finished the full marathon in 3:27:39. Batton was the ninth overall
female to finish and took third place in the local (Florida) female division. She
has also qualified for the 2012 Boston Marathon, which she plans to attend.


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HUGE SALE
Sat. 5th, 7:00 am - ??
Must see beautiful
articles, sofa, chairs,
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All in excellent
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1630 SW 28th Ave.

OUSLEY ESTATES
Feb. 5th 7:00am untill?
Next door to Seminole
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books,racing cars and a
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R-BAR ESTATES
4 Family Sat. 5th ONLY
8:00 am till 2:00 pm
5410 NE 53rd Way
Tools,boat,hardware,
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Fri.4th,Sat.5th,Sun.6th
9am till 3pm
Vintage Power Ranger
toys in box,more new
toys,household items,
tools and etc. 151 SW
21st Terr. on 70 west 1st
left past Hwy 98.



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is seeking
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SERVERS, BARTENDER
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others need not apply.
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202 NE 7th Ave.
& Hwy. 70 E.


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Queen Size sleeper sofa
Lazy Boy $375 OBO,
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$275 OBO Like new.
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2 Bedroom Apartment
Located in the City, with
or with utilities.
Call 863-634-8331
2BR/1BA Duplex in
town,a/c,ceiling fans, w/d
hook up. Very clean, no
lawn fee, septic/city wa-
ter,No pets or smoking
$600/mo. plus deposit.
Call (352)528-4795 or
(352)283-9040
APARTMENT - in Town
2br/lba, tiled floors, wa-
ter included $750 mo. +
deposit Call Vicki @
561-255-4377
OKEE - 2BR, 1BA New
kitchen, bathrm., paint.
Laundry. Very clean
$600/mo. 772-215-0098
River Acres- Cottage
1/1 on water, furn, satel-
lite & wireless network.
$500/mo, $250 deposit
(863)467-1950




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




TAYLOR CREEK Condo
1BR/1BA, 1st floor,
furn., pool & tennis,
boat dock, rec room,
very nice. Reasonable
Call 561-324-4902 or
561-582-8693.



BUCKHEAD RIDGE,
4br/2ba, fenced yard,
Move in for $800.
$675 mo. Must have
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Adorable Large
lbd/lba Duplex
Newly remodeled,tiled
shower and all tile
floors,spacious yard
$550 a mo. plus $500
sec. Utilities not includ-
ed No smoking
Call 863-634-5185

KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs.
2 br/lba, Tiled floors.
Inclds Water. $675/mo.
+ sec. Pool & Tennis
Court. 863-697-6428 or
561-358-8128

Large 4bd/1&1/2 ba.
Newly remodeled, all tile
floors, walk-in shower,
spacious yard. $700 a
mo. plus $700 sec.,
Utilities not included
No smoking
Call 863-634-5185

MODERN BRICK: New-
ly painted. 3BR, 2.5 BA,
1 car garage. On Rim
Canal w/Boat dock.
Rent neg. Please call
(772)359-1640

OKEECHOBEE
*3br, iba, $800/mo.
*3br, 2ba, $750/mo
*3br, 2ba, w/pool, Lake
access, $1095/mo
*4br, 2ba, Lake access,
$1095/mo.
Lease & Deposit re-
quired. Call
863-634-9119

OKEECHOBEE -lbr, 1
ba, partly furnished.
NW 50th Ave. 2 people
only, very clean. Non
smkg. $500 mo., plus
$250 deposit. Call:
(863) 697-1168.

OKEECHOBEE 4br, 2ba,
tile throughout, $975
mo. & up. 1st & sec.
moves you in.
(561)248-3888 or
(863)599-0156




SHOP FOR RENT - for-
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OKEECHOBEE -32745
Hwy 441N, 8.410
acres, with house,
needs work. Pond,
barn, adjacent to Indian
Hammock. $350,000
(863)261-3556

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OKEECHOBEE - 12
acres w/mob home. Ag-
ricultural shop, Hwy 98
frontage. $450,000
(863)261-3556


OFF 710 & 15A, 1/2
Acre vacant lot, fenced.
Oak trees. House or
Mobile Home okay (or
just for storage). Owner
finance. $26,000
(863)610-1600

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BUCKHEAD RIDGE -
Dbl. Wide 2 BR, 2 BA,
C/Air. $500 mo. 3 BR, 2
BA, C/Air. $525 mo. No
pets. Yearly lease plus
sec. (863)763-4031

BUCKHEAD RIDGE
2br/2ba, Furnished.
Very clean. Small pets
welcome. $800 to move
in. $600 per month.
(863) 634-0663.

DBL WIDE - 3br, 2ba, in
Four Seasons, com-
pletely remodeled, too
much to list, $850/mo,
No Pets (863)634-8885

KISSIMMEE RIVER
Estates, 2 Bedroom,
17503 Broadland Ln.
Nice, clean home w/car
port and 3 large sheds.
$500 mo. + $550 sec.
Lawn & Water mainte-
nance included.
317-402-5441 or
863-261-4138

OKEECHOBEE - 2BR,
1BA with large back
porch & front porch on
large scenic,wooded,
fenced lot.$700 mo.
Also a 1 BR/1BA $500
mo. Call 863-634-3451




BANK REPO'S
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2005 Alfa See Ya
36 ft. 5th Wheel
3 slides & front canopy
$29,000
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1995 Ford T-Bird V8
Asking $800 or OBO, also
have a 1990 Glass
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trailer asking $500 OBO
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'94 Ford Bronco XLT
Heavy duty susp.
4-wheel drive, new en-
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fer case, ice cold a/c
and LoJack asking
$2,300 obo
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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUS-
TEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE
COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR
BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, FEB-
RUARY 22, 2011 AT 3:30 P.M. IN
THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L.
BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILD-
ING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF
INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE
AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT
PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596.
NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT
9:00 A.M., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY
15, 2011, AN AGENDA MEETING
WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD
ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN AD-
MINISTRATION BUILDING ON
THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGIN-
IA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORI-
DA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS
WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE
THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERA-
TION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING
ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR
PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PER-
TINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN
DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE
PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT
LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE
SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PER-
SONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE
DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER
CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING
WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH
PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE.
377944 ON 2/4/2011


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2010-CP-5
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGIE LEE JONES,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of
MARGIE LEE JONES, deceased,
whose date of death was September
27, 2010, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of
which 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972. The names and
addresses of the personal represen-
tabve and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is February 4th, 2011.
Attorney for
Personal Representatives:
GLENN J. SNEIDER, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 280461
Glenn J. Sneider, LC
200 SW 9th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570
Personal Representative:
MICHAEL GREEN
6805 NE 4th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATION
OF A USED DWELLING UNIT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at
6:00 p.m. in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue,
Okeechobee, Florida to consider a PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE INSTAL-
LATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT in a Residental Rural (RR) zoning dis-
trict. The property owners and applicants are Barry Hudson and Rosa
Joyner. The property address is 225 NE 363rd Court and is more particularly
described as follows:
Tract 12, Block 2, SUN AND COUNTRY RANCHES, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 98 through 102, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the
hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
in the in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD
AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by
the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatm record
of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development
tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the depart-
ment.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # M-2011-0291
377732 ON 2/4/20111

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the
Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida
to consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classification
of Residential General (RG) to the proposed classification of Heavy Commer
cial (C-2). The property owners are Trey and Loralie Bennett Ti
is Chuck Borysiak. The property address is 1951 Highway ! i i ,
more particularly described as follows:
BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING A POR-
TION OF PARCEL A, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SECTION FIVE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 92 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL A, TAYLOR CREEK
ISLES SECTION FIVE, SAID POINT LYING ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY 441 (A/K/A STATE ROAD 15), THENCE
BEAR N 22023'56" W, ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID
PARCEL A, FOR A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING: THENCE BEAR N 22023'56" W, FOR A DISTANCE OF 166.85 FEET;
THENCE BEAR S 67045'30" W FOR A DISTANCE OF 36.04 FEET; THENCE
BEAR N 22�23'16" W FOR A DISTANCE OF 109.82' TO THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID PARCEL A; THENCE BEAR S 67�36'04" W, ALONG THE
NORTHERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID PARCEL A, AND ALONG SAID
SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.E. 38TH TRAIL, FOR A DISTANCE
OF 363.88 FEET; THENCE BEARS 22023'56" E FOR A DISTANCE OF
276.97 FEET; THENCE BEAR N 67�36'04" E FOR A DISTANCE OF 400.00
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 2.45 ACRES, MORE OR LESS AND BEING SUBJECT TO ANY
AND ALL EASEMENTS, RESERVATIONS, RESTRICTIONS, AND/OR
RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF RECORD.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the
hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING on the request for a change in zoning will
be held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, March
10, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD
AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by
the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatm record
of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development
tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the depart-
ment.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition R-2011-0689
377727 ON 2/4,13/2011

NOTICE OF AN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PLANNING BOARD /
BOARD OFADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS MEETING
NOTICE: The Okeechobee County Planning Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals will hold their next regular meeting on Tuesday, February
22, 2011 at 6 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department Audi-
torium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. In the event that all
items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the meeting shall be con-
tinued to Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. in the Okeechobee
County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD
AT PUBLIC HEARINGS. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at
this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development
tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the depart-
ment.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
377838 ON 2/4/2011

CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee Code Enforce-
ment Board will be meeting on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. or
as soon thereafter, City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a
certified court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly,
any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters no-
ticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatm record of the testimo-
ny and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based.
Please contact Sue Christopher, 863-763-4423, or website
www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 per-
sons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Fire Department at 863-763-4423 for assistance.
by: Jamle Gamlotea, Code Board Chairperson
377813 ON 2/4/2011

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Air Resource Section
Southeast District Office
Air Construction Permit
Project No. 0930109-012-AC
LS9 Properties, Inc.
Okeechobee County, Florida
Applicant: The applicant for this project is LS9 Properties, Inc. The appli-
cants authorized representative and mailing address is: Mr. Pablo Otero, Di-
rector of Capital Projects, LS9 Properties, Inc., 600 Gateway Boulevard,
South San Francisco, California 94080.
Facility Location: LS9 Properties, Inc. operates the existing facility which
is located in Okeechobee County at 4173 NE 80th Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida.
Project: LS9 Properies, Inc. proposes the installation of a 35,000 gallon
fermentation tank (agitator-tank), with ancillary equipment such as tanks,
pumps and piping in their biomass processing facility. The fermentabon
tank (agitator-tank) will be additional equipment to the facility design. The
applicant stated in the application that there will be insignificant emissions
of methanol as a result of the fermentation process, as well as fugitive
emissions from the ancillary equipment; emissions will be controlled by an
existing control device (scrubber) that had been permitted in previous per
emitting actions. The Department issued an operation permit for the facility
on June 9, 2010 (Permit No. 0930109- 011-AO).
The permittee requested in the application to include the fermentation tank
and ancillary equipment in the final permit for the facility. Since the original
plant arrangement had been modified with the addition of the fermentation
tank, the Department believes a construction permit for the new equip-
ments was required.
According to the application received on December 9, 2010, there will be no
other site plan modifications. The final construction and operation permit
will incorporate this activity.
Pennitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject
to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes
(F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative
Code (FA.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting re-
quirements and an air permit is required to perform the proposed work. The
Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this
project is the Department of Environmental Protection's Air Resource Sec-
on in the Southeast District Office. The Permitting Authority's physical ad-
dress is: 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, Florida
33401. The Permitting Authority's mailing address is: 400 North Congress
Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. The Permitting Au-
thority's telephone number is 561/6816600.
Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during
the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day (except legal holidays), at the physical address indicated above for the
Permitting Authority. The complete project file includes the Draft Permit, the
Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application and in-
formation submitted by the applicant (exclusive of confidential records un-
der Section 403.111, F.S.). Interested persons may contact the Permitting
Authority's project engineer for additional information at the address and
phone number listed above. In addition, electronic copies of these docu-
ments are available on the following web site:
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/air/emission/apds/default.asp.
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives no-
bce of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the
project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance
that operation of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality
and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters
.4 F..-04 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297 F.A.C. The Permitting
iurh.:.nri ,l Issue a Final Permit in accordance with the conditions of the
proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing
is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment
received in accordance with this notice results in a different decision or a
significant change of terms or conditions.
Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments con-
cerning the proposed Draft Permit for a period of 14 days from the date of
publication of this Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the
Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end
of the 14-day period. If written comments received result in a significant
change to the Draft Permit, the Permitbng Authority shall revise the Draft
Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed
will be made available for public inspection.
Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the pro-
posed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in ac-
cordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain
the information set forth below and must be filed with (received by) the De-
partment's Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counsel of the Department
of Environmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station
#35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 (Telephone: 850/245-2241). Petitions
filed by any persons other than those enbtled to written notice under Sec-
bon 120.60(3), F.S. must be filed within 14 days of publication of this Public
Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section
120.60(3), ES., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority
for notice of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of receipt of
that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a
copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the
bme of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropri
ate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an
administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
ES., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any
subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be
only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in
compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Au-
thority's action is based must contain the following information: (a) The
name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or iden-
tification number, if known; (b)The name, address and telephone number
of the pettioner; the name address and telephone number of the pettion-
er's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes
during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the pet-
boner's substantial rights will be affected by the agency determination; (c)
A statement of when and how the pettioner received notice of the agency
acton or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of mate-
rial fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise state-
ment of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner
contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action;
(t) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends re-
quire reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action including an
explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes;
and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely
the action the pettioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the
agency's proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts
upon which the Permitting Authority's action is based shall state that no
such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information
as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, FA.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Permitting Authority's
final acton may be different from the position taken by it in this Public No-
bce of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be
affected by any such fmal decision of the Permitting Authority on the appli-
caton have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in ac-
cordance with the requirements set forth above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding.
377925 ON 2/4/2011


NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF COUNTY RIGHT-OF -WAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a regular meeting of the Board of County
Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 27th day of January,
2011, a Resolution was adopted pursuant to Sectons 336.09 and 336.10,
Florida Statutes, whereby the County of Okeechobee vacated, closed, aban
done, renounced and disclaimed all rights of the county and the public in a
platted right-of-way further described as follows:
THAT PORTION OF A 15 FOOT WIDE ALLEY ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
OF PETIT PARK AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 19 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID 15 FOOT AL-
LEY BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS BEING THAT PORTION
OF SAID 15 FOOT WIDE ALLEY LYING WESTERLY OF LOT 12, BLOCK 1,
PLAT OF PETIT PARK, THAT LIES SOUTH OF AND ADJACENT TO THE
SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 8TH STREET.
TOGETHER WITH THAT PORTION OF A 15 FOOT WIDE ALLEY LYING
WESTERLY OF FIRST STREET, ACCORDING TO SAID PLAT OF PETIT
PARK, AND TOGETHER WITH THAT PORTION LYING WESTERLY OF AND
ADJACENT TO LOT12, BLOCK 2 OF SAID PLAT, AND THAT PORTION LY-
ING WESTERLY OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF AN ABANDONED 15 FOOT
ALLEY RUNNING IN AN EAST-WEST DIRECTION LYING SOUTH OF LOT
12 AND NORTH OF LOT 13, BLOCK 2, OF SAID PLAT OF PETIT PARK.
Clif Betts, Jr, Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Petition B-2010-0052
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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).
* Richard Kevin Bass, 45, S.R. 70 E.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 1 by Deputy
Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with failure to
appear - felony criminal mischief. He is be-
ing held without bond.
* Jeannie Michell Zinram, 22, S.E. 21st
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 2 by
Deputy Charles Vandercook on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging her with grand
theft. Her bond was set at $2,500.
* Justin Luis Rodriguez, 19, S.R. 70 W,
Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 2 by Deputy
Patricia Massung on a Glades County war-
rant charging him with the felony of viola-
tion of probation - possession of marijuana
with intent to sell and the misdemeanor of
violation of probation - possession of drug
paraphernalia. His bond was set at $1,000.
He was also arrested on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with the mis-
demeanor of violation of probation - posses-
sion of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond
on that charge was set at $500.
This column lists arrests and not con-
victions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
listed here who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed and printed.


HEALTH "The r
Continued From Page 1 health
on how much insurance companies will pay Congr
for their health care. In addition, nearly 1.1 Constil
million people in Florida would be at risk of U.S
losing insurance coverage because of a sim-
ple mistake on an application and nearly 3.2
million seniors in Florida would be forced zen to pu
to pay a co-pay to receive preventive ser- private c
vices and MEDICARE would no longer pay being a
for their annual checkups. The government of the fe
agency went on to predict that 182,672 Flo- has no b.
ridians would see slightly higher prescription Constitut
drug costs. A diff
Then Florida Attorney General Bill Mc- Dellinger
Cullom filed the lawsuit on March 23, 2010, firm O'M
immediately after passage of the law. At that professor
time he was joined by 13 other state attor- sity Scho
neys general. Since then a total of 25 attor- spoke at
neys general representing that states of Ala- the Cent
bama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, tisan rese
Indiana, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, icated to
Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Nebras- A
ka, Nevada, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, "This
South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, wise or
Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming have wise or
joined the lawsuit. federalist
The judge's decision provoked differing is about
opinions, elected j]
"Judge Vinson confirmed what I've said are better
all along-the requirement to purchase Mr. D
health insurance exceeds Congressional would b
power under the Constitution," U.S. Rep- felt that t
resentative Tom Rooney of Florida said in tional ha
a statement. "Never in our nation's history tary insui
has the federal government forced every citi- pay into






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requirement to purchase
insurance exceeds the
essional power under the
tution."
. Representative Tom Rooney

irchase a product or service from a
company simply as a requirement of
citizen. This law is a blatant abuse
deral government's power, and it
asis in the letter or the intent of the
ion."
rent opinion was voiced by Walter
, partner in the international law
elveny & Myers and Timothy Jost,
r at Washington and Lee Univer-
ol of Law. These two law scholars
a press conference held Jan. 30 by
er for American Progress, a nonpar-
;arch and educational institute ded-
promoting a strong, just and free
that ensures opportunity for all.
action is not about whether this is
unwise legislation, it is about our
system," stated Mr. Jost. "This case
separation of powers. This is an un-
idge saying his ideas on health care
r than the elected Congress."
ellenger was confident the ruling
e overturned by a higher court. He
he notion the law was unconstitu-
d no basis. He compared manda-
rance coverage to citizens having to
Social security.


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work. By law, a person can act as a qualifier
for as many as three contractors. However,
the qualifier is responsible for the quality of
the work and his license could be at stake for
faulty work. The board decreed that neither
Magic Air Conditioning nor Mr. Rodriguez
could pull building permits in Okeechobee
County for one year.
Magic Air Conditioning was subcontract-
ing this particular job for Sears Home Im-
provement Products, Inc. That firm had also
been charged with doing business without a
building permit. That case was not heard be-
cause Sears Home Improvements paid the
fine for working without a building permit.
Sears Home Improvements also notified
building official Tim English that they had
terminated their relationship with Magic Air
Conditioning.
Mr. English announced that beginning
next month, the construction industry licens-
ing board would be meeting in the commis-
sion chambers at the courthouse instead of
the health department auditorium.
Mark Brandell, whose term expires on
March 1, will serve another term. Ted Starr,
whose term also expires on March 1, chose
not to reapply. Since there are no applicants
for Mr. Starr's seat, the board will be short
one member.
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Special to the Okeechobee News/Xplosion All-stars

Show Down in 0-Town
Okeechobee Xplosion All Stars Mini Level 1 takes the first place National
Championship title Jan. 29, at the Show Down in O-Town Spirit Cheer Cham-
pionships. The Mini team placed first out of 6 teams total.

OHS girls hoops plays Boynton Beach


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Boynton Beach had nine, three point bas-
kets as they defeated the Okeechobee Lady
Brahmans 63-17 in the opening round of the
District 14-4A girl's basketball tournament
Wednesday night in Riviera Beach.
Taylor Shade had 18 points, Laronda
Laster added nine points, and Shakoa Ed-
wards added seven points as the Lady Ben-
gal Tigers, (14-11) advanced to the District
Semifinals.
Ami Edwards led Okeechobee (6-18)
with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Sharonda
Shanks and Jodi Raulerson both had three
points for the Lady Brahmans.
Boynton Beach led 28-8 at the half.
Brahman Coach Erin Morrow said her
team didn't execute the game plan on of-
fense and were unable to score points.
"When you are unable to score in double
digits in any quarter on a varsity level it is
unlikely that you are going to win."
Okeechobee was also hurt again by
pressure defense and turnovers. Boynton
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practice."
Morrow added that the Bengal Tigers did
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them.
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Morrow said she is pleased that they lose
only one senior from this year's team. She
praised that senior, Jodi Raulerson for her
hard work all year.
Most of the Brahman team were under-
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the future will be much brighter for the
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excited about. They will bring a good work
ethic and talent to the team. We have a lot of
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Baseball team ready to play
By Charles M. Murphy The basic lineup has pretty much been
Okeechobee News set. Austin Hamilton will be the primary first
Okeechobee begins a new era in base- basemen with Richard Donegan and Brad
Coleman available when Hamilton starts
ball with new head coach Jeff Blackstone n er
this month. The roster includes a number of on the mound. Tyler
familiar players and despite the loss of sever- second basemen.
al key seniors, figures to be able to contend Drew Selvey will start
for a post season berth. The first home game at short stop for the
is Feb. 18. fourth straight year.
Seniors Drew Selvey and Mark Weir re- Mark Weir mans the
turn to anchor the lineup and defense, and hot corner at third
veterans Austin Hamilton and Brandon Far- base.
less figure to anchor the pitching staff. Dalton Murray
Coach Blackstone said it has been an will battle with Jus-
exciting time for the baseball team as they tin Morgan for time Head coach Jeff
begin spring practice. "I like what I see. We behind the plate this Blackstone.
have a great group of young men with great season.
attitudes who are working hard. I think we The outfield will have a number of new-
have some good opportunities this year." comers. In the mix are Donegan, Alex Estre-
Blackstone scheduled Park Vista and Mel- mara, Jack Radebaugh, Tyler Barber, Bran-
bourne this year as he wanted to challenge don Farless, Ryan Meigs and Billy Childers.
his team with quality opponents. Other Farless and Donegan have outfield experi-
traditional rivals like Lincoln Park, Jensen ence at the varsity level.
Beach, Fort Pierce, and Port St. Lucie also On the mound Hamilton, a left-hander,
figure to be tough challenges this year. "We had a no hitter last year and made a lot of
want to play good competition. We want to strides sa sophomore. Farless has battled in-
find out where we are and where we need jury in his career but looks to be fully healthy
to improve. You need to be challenged by this year. Others in the mix are sophomore
opponents. Hopefully we'll meet the chal- Tyler Barber, left hander Timmy Farrell, and
lenge," he said. Alex Estremera. Noah Wilcox suffered an
Blackstone preaches aggressive, hard arm injury and was a question mark.
nosed baseball. He said Okeechobee will Blackstone said the senior leadership
make their opponents work for all 21 outs. provided by Selvey, Weir, and Farless will be
He intends to have players steal bases, hit very important. He said his biggest job will
and run and take some chances. "We will be learning the Treasure Coast teams. He
get after it and we want to be hard nosed said he will preach aggressiveness in pitch-
and aggressive. I want us to play disciplined, ing, hitting and base running.
fundamental baseball," he added.

OHS girls softball season starts


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School girls softball
returns a lot of experience to a team that
reached the regional semifinal last year and
the team has high expectations this year to
compete for district, regional and even a
state championship. New Coach Christina
Jaholkowski can count on close to a dozen
veteran players and although she hasn't
specified where all these potential starters
will play, she admits competition has been
fierce this year. "Things are going pretty
well. I'm very excited about the season. We
don't have any set positions as of today, all
the positions are still open," she said.
Jaholkowski said she is very confident
the girls will always bring their best game to
the field. She said she has been impressed
with the girl's dedication, hard work, condi-
tioning plan and their team work. She said
the team has a lot of leadership and the girls
do a lot of work on their own without hav-
ing to be told. "I don't think we'll have any
pressure on us because we'll just come out
and play softball the way we know how to
play," she added.
Okeechobee on paper appears to be
the top team in their district. Suncoast and
Jensen Beach are always threats. Jensen de-
feated Okeechobee last year in the Regional
semifinal but lost a lot of their starters to
graduation. Okeechobee lost just one starter
to graduation.
Returners include Naomi Stevens, Court-


Naomi Samantha
Stevens Harrell
ney Wilson, Ashtyn
Brown, LeAnna Cotton, Cindy Wine, all
state pitcher Samantha Harrell, Victoria
Blevins, Jaryaca Baker, Taylor Kinman, and
Sarah Davis. Taylor Douglas is back after a
year off due to illness. All of these girls are
experienced at the varsity level and possess
tremendous skills. Newcomers this year in-
clude Tara Drey, Stormy Stokes, Ashley Wat-
son, Carissa Licata, Erena Billie and Danielle
Sheffield. Coach Jaholkowski said she was
very impressed with the younger players.
She said Billie and Sheffield will be counted
on to pitch innings this year and hinted they
could be future stars. Another pitcher to spell
Harrell will be senior Courtney Wilson.
"It's a good situation to be in and I'm very
excited to play the games. I'm just excited to
be here," Jaholkowski added.
Okeechobee opened up the season with
a pre season classic at Palm Beach Gardens
on Thursday. The Classic continued tonight.
The Brahman home opener will be Thurs-
day, Feb. 10, against South Fork.


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