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Vol. 102 No. 76 Sunday, June 26, 2011

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County may limit

pain clinic zoning

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In an effort to help control the
spread of pain management clin-
ics in the state, the county has pro-
posed an ordinance. That proposed
ordinance will be discussed by the
planning board Tuesday night.
This particular ordinance seeks to
regulate pain management clinics by
amending the county's land devel-
opment regulations. The proposed
ordinance specifically excludes pain
management clinics from the defini-
tions of business and professional
offices and medical services. The
ordinance uses the definition of pain
management clinics as prescribed
by state statute.
Under the proposed ordinance
pain management clinics would be
limited to operating in light com-
mercial and heavy commercial zon-
ing districts only. Pain management

If you go .,.
WHAT: Meeting of the
Okeechobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals
WHEN: 6 p.m., Tuesday, June
WHERE: Okeechobee County
Health Department Auditori-
um, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.

clinics would also be banned from
operating within 250 feet of U.S. 441
and S.R. 70. A pain management
clinic could not operate within 100
feet of another pain management
clinic or within the same building
or within 500 feet of a pharmacy.
They would not be able to operate
between the hours of 6 p.m. and 7
There is also language in the
See PILLS - Page 2

Mural tells story of founding family

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus has a unique, one of a kind,
illustrated history lesson. An out-
door mural, the length of the north
side of the gymnasium, illustrates
the trip of Okeechobee's first set-
tlers, the Peter Raulerson family,
from Basinger to what is now the
City of Okeechobee. The central
part of the mural depicts the log
house he built about three years
after his arrival in October of 1896.
A third panel of the mural depicts
the Seminole Indians, who were
in this area long before the white

man. The design of the Indian
camp incorporates the eight Semi-
nole clan symbols: toad, snake,
otter, bear, deer, panther, bird and
Although she is reluctant to
take credit for it, the mural came
about through the efforts of local
historian Betty Williamson. Mrs.
Williamson said she had travelled
in Europe in the 1980s and 1990s
and had seen beautiful mosaic
murals. She wanted something
like that for Okeechobee.
She went to Lake Placid to look
See MURAL - Page 2

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
This plaque identifies the historic mural on the north wall
of the Freshman Campus Gymnasium that depicts the first
Okeechobee settler, Peter Raulerson, coming to the area
from Basinger.

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proposed ordinance restricting signage for
pain management clinics. A pain manage-
ment clinic would have to be operated by
an approved pain specialist or be a Florida
Agency for Health Care Administration li-
censed operation.
Turning to other matters, the planning

Continued From Page 1
at the murals there. She found one where
the artist depicted outdoor scenes like she
wished to capture in an Okeechobee mural.
Mrs. Williamson contacted the artist, John
Gutcher, a Canadian outdoor mural painter
who lived in Tampa. He has since passed
away. Mrs. Williamson showed him what
she wanted. The rest, as they say is history.
Mrs. Williamson said everything just fell into
place as if it were meant to be and sponsors
were located to pay the costs.
The mural was completed in about a
year to a year and half. Mr. Gutcher worked
on this mural in between other projects. He
would come to Okeechobee for two or three
days at a time and stay with the Williamsons
while he worked on the mural.
The children from nearby Central Elemen-
tary School enjoyed watching Mr. Gutcher at
work. The artist, in turn, really enjoyed the
children's attention. He said this thrilled him
more than painting in Tampa. It seems no
one watched him work there.
Mrs. Williamson said she met with the
Seminoles to make sure their customs were

board will consider approving a special ex-
ception for an outdoor shooting range with
camp sites in an area zoned for agriculture.
They will also consider the development
plans of the shooting range. The property
is located at 63412 N.E. 96th Avenue and is
owned by JL Partners, LLC. In addition to a
shooting range, the owners want to install
an archery range and sporting clays.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
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not violated. The original design showed a
burial ground which the Indians objected to.
The artist's original drawing also depicted an
Indian man grinding corn. Mrs. Williamson
was informed that not then nor now do In-
dian men do domestic work. So the corn
grinder was changed to a female.
Mrs. Williamson said Dale Barrett, opera-
tions director for the school board, was very
helpful erecting scaffolding each time the
artist was in town to work on the mural.
The mural was almost completed in time
for the October, 1996 celebration of the one
hundredth anniversary of the arrival of the
Raulerson family in Okeechobee.
"He was a pioneer at heart," Faith Raul-
erson Meserve, daughter of Peter Raulerson
was quoted in "Southeast Florida Pioneers"
by William H. McGoun. "When a place be-
gan to get too thick, he had ideas of moving
According to Kyle Van Landingham
and Alma Hetherington's book "History of
Okeechobee County," in 1896 Mr. Rauler-
son moved his family with a three-yoke ox
team covered wagon and a horse and buggy
to an unsettled area on the northern shore
of Okeechobee. There he became the first
postmaster of the town of Tantee, which
was later renamed Okeechobee.

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
This section of the historic mural on the north wall of the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus Gymnasium shows a typical Seminole village.

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munity name and your local or state
Public Forum. There, you can create
new topics or comment on existing
topics. What follows is a sampling of
some of the discussions currently tak-
ing place. Thanks for participating!

Frogs killing dogs
*We have had two dogs die from these
frogs. They are cane toads. They will make
your dogs have convulsions, bleed out,
shake and until it kills them, vomit ... it is the
most horrible thing. Look them up. These
toads are not native and can get huge. Kill
every one that you see.
*If your dog gets hold of one of these
things RINSE, RINSE RINSE the mouth for as
long as the dog will allow it, 20 - 30 minutes
even! The secretion is sticky too, so clean
the paws and legs so the dog doesn't lick it
off of itself and get re-exposed (happened to
my dog). Some dogs have a more severe re-
action. I have Jack Russells. One of my girls
has a bad reaction when she finds one but a
male I had was so bad that within a few min-
utes he was stiff legged, his jaw was locked
up and he was quivering. I rinsed with a
waterhose in his mouth (head down so the
water drains out) for about 20 minutes and
gave him a good bath. Thankfully after a few
hours he was good to go. I got lucky. After
that, I pay my kid 50 cents a head to kill them
and he is lovin it!!! These frogs are so numer-
ous I don't even want to tell you how much
money my kid has made off of me already!
And they love cat food. If you have outside
cats, do not put the food on the ground,
put it up on a table or you will be attracting,
feeding and breeding the suckers!

Code enforcement N
* I live on NW 17th Street. Every morning
I get up and look at a junk yard. Out of states
haul this in, can't sell it and then leave it. The
children are playing on the old tractors and
trucks. Where is Code Enforcement?

Pet peeves
* My pet peeve is people who pull up
into the crosswalk at traffic lights thinking
that there is an activation line. The light is
activated by a magnetic field in those little
asphalt squares well behind the stop bar.

* Parents that turn their kids loose, and
let them run around like chickens, you are
the adult, watch your children.
* My pet peeve is people who carry on
personal conversations on their cell phones
in public places. When you're standing in
line at the store and the person behind you
is loudly discussing something of a very per-
sonal nature, there is no escape.

Animal Control
* I am an animal lover and I hate to see
poor animals not being taken care of. We
have Animal Control and I thought that when
you see animals being mistreated you can
call them and they will go and check. Well,
I live in the Fort Drum area and have called
many times and nothing is done. I realize
they are busy with a lot of cases, but there
is no excuse. Dogs are locked up in small
cages or what they call dog boxes, owners
leave for 2 or 3 days leaving the dogs in there
in 90 degree weather with no water or food
I see it all the time. Animal control has come
out there several times and nothing is done
and the dogs are still there barking and cry-
ing all day. There is another one down the
road from me where the owners have a
puppy hooked to a two foot chain with no
water bowl to be seen and no shelter from
the sun. He is real skinny all of his bones are
showing. I called animal control no answer
or return call. I thought they passed a no
tethered law in Florida. Something needs to
be done so these animals can get the help
that they need.

Homeowner pulls gun
* I don't blame the homeowner for pull-
ing a gun on the burglars, but it was a risky
thing to do. According to the story, the bur-
glars had a gun too. They might have just
started shooting. He was lucky they were
cowards and just ran away. I think a big dog
in a yard that encircles your house is better
protection than a gun. With a dog protecting
your property, most burglars will not bother
you. They'll move on to a house that is easier
to approach. If a stranger even comes near
the fence around my home, my dog's bark-
ing would certainly wake me up. There is no
way a burglar could sneak into my house
while I was asleep.

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Eats and Treats Fundraiser
More2Life Youth Ministry is all about liv-
ing life together and learning what it means
to be Rooted in Christ, Strong in Service, and
United in Love. This summer we are going to
Maryville, Tenn. to host a youth camp called
Restored for His Glory. As anyone who has
ever planned a trip with a group of young
people knows, it costs money to do these
kinds of things. The students are responsible
to pay for their own way to the camp but,
we do have families that cannot afford to
pay the full amount. The Eats-N-Treats fund-
raiser is a way in which we can raise the
funds in order to send our kids to camp this
summer. The fundraiser works easy enough.
The tickets are bought with the intent to
support M2L Youth Ministry and in turn the
buyer gets the chance to win one or more of
six different baskets holding a total of $1,200

in gift cards and prizes from local businesses
and restaurants. The drawing will be done
on July 2. The costs of tickets are 5 for $5, 15
for $10, and 30 for $20. We are inviting the
public to participate on June 30. We will be
set up outside of Publix all afternoon.
We greatly appreciate the local business-
es that helped to make this possible with
their gracious donations. More2Life Youth
would like to thank Quick Change, Gilbert
Oil, Solar Shade, Tires Plus, , W & W Lum-
ber, Home Depot, Superior Water, Publix,
U-Save, Trends, Tropics, Douglas Health
Spa, Living Well, Pamper & Polish, City Cuts,
Golden Corral, Beef O'Brady's, Lightsey's
Seafood, Cowboy's, Shenanigans, Hungry
Howies and Lunker's Sports Bar.
Jeannie Bass
More2Life Ministries

Reflections from the pulpit

You are my Princess
By Wendy Schaffer
Pastoral Counselor, Pregnancy Center of
A woman I go to church with recently
started a small group for teenage girls. One
of the young ladies shared the following with
me from the meeting: "A Message from God...
No man can ever claim you unless he claims
you from Me. I reserved a man for you, he has
My heart and he loves Me more than he will
love you. He will not have you unless he asks
of you from Me. Soon you will know him. I
have the perfect time. You are my Princess.
My daughter, let no Prince claim you unless
he asks for your hand from Me, For I am your
Father, the King of Kings and you, My Prin-
cess, are worth loving. God."
Our prayer at the pregnancy center is that
every young lady will seek God, and come to
know that each and every one of them as His
precious daughter. In Proverbs 31:29, God
wants his daughters to be virtuous and excel.
In verse 25, God wants each of his daughters
to have "strength and honor." "And she shall
rejoice in time to come." She will rejoice if she
stays in God's will and in the divine design for
her life. This design includes a man to be her
godly husband and father of her children.
The definition of husband, in the Bible, is
that he is an adult man, a worker, an owner,
a friend, loving and be married. Righteous
"husbands (are) to love your wives even as

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Christ also loved the church and gave himself
for it." (Ephesians 5:25)
I did not wait for God to send me a lov-
ing, hardworking husband, who loved God
and me, and was my friend. I was not seek-
ing God and made many unwise choices. My
prayer is that the young women seek God
and wait, and let God bless them with a man
who would truly love them. Then, they might
have love, joy and peace in their lives.
A young woman participating in our par-
enting classes, after this short message from
God, looked at me and said, "We are of God.
In order to get married or have a relationship
with another, it has to be through Christ." Be-
cause she got the meaning and purpose of the
message, I have written this reflection. John
15:4 says "Abide in me, and I in you" Our
Lord is "the vine and we are the branches."
Jesus goes on to say, "IF you abide in me, and
my words abide in you, you shall ask what
you will and it shall be done unto you, (v.7)
"These things have I spoken unto you, that
my joy might remain in you, and that your joy
might be full." (V 11)
God's message is that He loves you, Jesus,
our Lord, gave his life for you that you might
have life and you might have it more abun-
dantly. (John 10:10). Seek God, wait on God,
so that he might give you His best. His best is
what is best for you. Then, let the right young
man ask for God's blessing and for your hand
in marriage from God, your Father.

* To report the news with honesty, accuracy,
purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity,
fearlessness and compassion.
* To use our opinion pages to facilitate community
debate, not to dominate itwith our own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts of interest or
potential conflicts to our readers.
* To correct our errors and to give each correction
the prominence it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those we write about.
* To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion.
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

2011 Okeechobee HS Scholarship Night


Today: Scattered showers and thunder-
storms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy,
with a high near 93. Calm wind becom-
ing east southeast between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Tonight: Isolated showers and thun-
derstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy,
with a low around 74. East southeast wind
between 5 and 10 mph becoming calm.
Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Extended Forecast
Monday: Scattered showers and thun-
derstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near
92. East southeast wind between 5 and 15
mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance
of precipitation is 40 percent.
Monday night: Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low
around 72. East wind between 5 and 10
mph becoming calm. Chance of precipita-
tion is 20 percent.
Tuesday: Scattered showers and thun-
derstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91.
East wind between 5 and 15 mph. Chance
of precipitation is 50 percent.
Tuesday night: Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low
around 74. East southeast wind between 5
and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20
Wednesday: Scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high
near 92. East southeast wind between 5 and
10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 per-

Special to the Okeechobee News
Scholarship awards were presented at Okeechobee High School's 2011
Scholarship Night on May 26. Recipients of the Jim Enrico Memorial scholar-
ship included: Lucina Anselmo, Leaha Boles, Mariela Gamez, Mayra Jaimez,
Kristi Messier, Macin Raulerson and Alexis Winans. Scholarship awards
were presented by Jon Enrico in the amount of $500 each.

Special to the Okeechobee News
Scholarship awards were presented at Okeechobee High School's 2011
Scholarship Night on May 26. Recipients of the Gang Free Okeechobee/
Fraternal Order of Police scholarship included: Kayla Born, Taylor Douglas,
Andrea Douglas, Brandon Farless, Shemalah Henderson, Erika Kelly, April
Moore, Emily Pickering, Michael Watson III and Cindy Wine . Scholarship
awards were presented by Mike Hazellief and Brad Stark in the amount of
$400 each.

special to me UKeecnoDee News
Scholarship awards were presented
at Okeechobee High School's 2011
Scholarship Night on May 26. The
recipient of the Okeechobee High
School Academy of Finance Schol-
arship was Jasus Nunez. The award
was presented by Daryl Roehm in
the amount of $500.

Special to the Okeechobee News
Scholarship awards were present-
ed at Okeechobee High School's
2011 Scholarship Night on May
26. The recipient of the U.S. Naval
Academy Scholarship was Shawn
Horvath. The award was presented
by Paul Alexander in the amount of

A _ 0

Special to the Okeechobee News
Scholarship awards were presented
at Okeechobee High School's 2011
Scholarship Night on May 26. The
recipient of the Adam Bryant Schol-
arship was Kaitlyn Miles. The award
was presented by Jerry and Carol
Bryant in the amount of $500.

Special to the Okeechobee
The recipient of the
Okeechobee Contrac-
tors Association Schol-
arship was Adam Bran-
del. The award was
presented by Kristy
Crawford in the amount
of $1,000. Scholarship
awards were presented
at Okeechobee High
School's 2011 Scholar-
S. ship Night on May 26.

Special to the Okeechobee
The recipient of the
Okeechobee Brahman
FFA Chapter Scholar-
ship was Wesley Mims.
The award was present-
. ed by Roger McWaters
in the amount of $250.
Scholarship awards were
presented at Okeecho-
-bee High School's 2011
Scholarship Night on
May 26.

June 26, 2011

Okeechobee News

Okeechobee News June 26, 2011

Community Events

Sunday Family Dinner
The Women of the Moose will hold a
Sunday family dinner on June 26, serving
from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or whenever we
run out. Menu is fried green tomatoes, but-
termilk pan fried chicken, potatoes, toma-
toes, cucumber salad, biscuits, with apple
pie and ice cream. Get your tickets early so
you don't miss out. Donation, $7. A fabu-
lous 4th of July basket will be given away
that day. Members and guests welcome. For
more information call, 863-763-2250.

Biker Bar-B-Que Hog Roast
The Okeechobee Moose, #1753, at 159
N.W 36th Street will host Moose Apprecia-
tion Day on Sunday, June 26, with a Biker
Bar-B-Que Hog Roast for $5 per plate. A
membership drive will be held as well. Mu-
sic by Cowboy Karaoke from 3-6 p.m.

Freedom Outreach holds
fishing tournaments
The Freedom Outreach fishing tourna-
ments will be held on Sundays, June 26,
July 31, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25. The $80 (cash
only) entry fee includes the big fish pot and
Classic fund. All tournaments will be held at
Okee-Tantie Marina Boat Ramp from safe
light until 2 p.m. Scott Driver will be used as
a backup if low water occurs. The Classic,
on Sunday, Oct. 30, will be a one-day event
with a $120 entry fee, cash only. You must
fish three tournaments to be in the Classic.
Register early. Please call 561-719-5989 or
863-634-8127 to register or with questions.

Christian Support Group for
American Veterans
An independent, no cost, no obligation,
group staffed by veterans is being formed to
help other veterans. Team support for Amer-
ican veterans from all wars will be provided
in a caring Christian environment. The first
meeting is Wednesday, June 29, at 7 p.m.
at The Gathering Church, 1735 S.W 24th
Ave. For more information, call Pastor David
Clemenson at 352-552-5367.

Children's clothes closet
The children's clothes closet at Grace
Brethren Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave. is open
Wednesday, June 29, from 10:30 a.m. un-
til noon. There is no cost to those in need.
Please call Ada at 863-697-8539 for more in-
formation or to donate gently used clothes.

Hospice to host Yard Sale
Hospice of Okeechobee's Yard Sales in
June will be on Wednesday, June 29 and
Thursday, June 30, from 8 a.m. until noon.
The yard sale is located at the corner of S.E.
4th Street and S.E. 3rd Ave. For informa-
tion call 863-467-2321 or see our web page
www.hospiceofokeechobee.org and click
on Events tab.

Food Stamp Assistance
Treasure Coast Food Bank will be at Wel-
come House Drop-in Center, 1925 Hwy 441
S.E., on Wednesday, June 29, from 1 p.m.
to 3 p.m., helping with food stamp applica-
tions and recertification. This service is open
to the public and no appointment is neces-
sary. For more information please call 863-

Chamber Concealed
Weapons Permit Class
The Chamber of Commerce of Okeecho-
bee is hosting a Concealed Weapons Permit
Class on Thursday, June 30, at the Hamp-
ton Inn from 7 to 9 p.m. Range training will
be conducted on the following Saturday
morning. The cost of the class is $30, and
a concealed weapon permit package will
be provided to each participant. You do not
need to own a gun to attend class. Register
by contacting Brian Cartland with the Cham-
ber at: Brian@OkeechobeeBusiness.com or

Considering Adoption?
Anyone interested in learning more about
adoption is encouraged to join the Children's
Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Di-
vision at our monthly Adoption Orientation
session. The next meeting is scheduled to
take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30,
at the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie
County office, located at 804 S. Sixth Street

in Fort Pierce. This informative, casual and
free open-house-style orientation will pro-
vide an overview of foster care adoption and
answer all questions related to adoption and
CHS' adoption process. Please help us raise
adoption awareness in our community as
we try to find additional permanent "Forever
Families" for local children in foster care. To
RSVP or for more information, contact Chil-
dren's Home Society's Adoption Informa-
tion Line at 772-429-2001.

Annual BBQ contest
is July 1 & 2
The second annual O.L. Raulerson Jr.
4th of July Barbecue Contest will be held
July I & 2 at the Okee-Tantie Marina on S.R.
78 W Judging will start at 7 p.m. on Friday
and at noon on Saturday. Awards will given
to Grand and Reserve Overall, as well as the
top three finishers. The contest is open for
backyard grillers only. Water and electricity
will be provided. For information contact:
Laurie Raulerson Stephen at 863-634-3462;
Keith Stripling at 863-634-9108; and, Bobby
Schoonmaker at 863-634-3910.

July Teen Dance planned
Come and join us at the Teen Dance Party
planned for Saturday, July 2, from 7-10 p.m.
The party is for teens and 'tweens from 12-
15. The cost is just $7 each and includes, piz-
za, chips, soda and entertainment including
a live DJ with plenty of hip hop dance mu-
sic, hula hoop and Limbo! Proceeds from
the dance will benefit CASTLE - Child abuse
services, training and life enrichment of the
Treasure Coast. For information, please call
Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.

Buckhead Ridge VFW
to host July 4 celebration
Come join us at Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post 9528 for a day of fun! July 4 celebra-
tion and 'Liar's Club.' Dinners will be avail-
able with cornish hens, stuffing, cranberry
sauce, and green peas for a $7 donation.
"Liar of the Year" will be crowned at the an-
nual 'Liar's Club.' Join the club and you eat
FREE Ladies Auxiliary will also hold a Cake
Walk, Jail and Bail and Fireworks are set for
sundown. We will have a membership drive
throughout the event. For more information,
please call Jonnie Patent at 863-467-0600.

Obituaries should be submitted to
the Okeechobee News by e-mailing
obits@newszap.com. Customers may also
request photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is available at
www.newszap. com.

Wonda M. Fisher, 84
OKEECHOBEE -Wonda M. Fisher, 84, died
Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at the Okeechobee
Health Care Facility.
She had been a resident of Okeechobee for 20
years. Wonda loved to cook.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Donald Fisher. Survivors include her daughter,
Katy Roshon of Okeechobee; three grandchil-
dren, Lucinda, Debra and Ronnie; seven great-
grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren;
and a brother, Doyle (Ann) Smith.
Services will be at Buxton-Seawinds Chapel
on Monday, June 27, 2011, at 10 am. Interment
will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in
Ft. Pierce.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
made to Hospice of (i. . . ..l.. i , P.O. 1548,
Okeechobee, FL 34973
Friends may send online condolences to
Arrangements are under the direction of Mat-
thew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Fu-
neral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terrace,
Okeechobee, Fla.

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June 26, 2011 Okeechobee News

Resveratrol may provide health boost

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -A University of
Florida review of research finds the polyphe-
nol compound known as resveratrol found
in red wine, grapes and other fruits may not
prevent old age, but it might make it more
tolerable. News stories have long touted res-
veratrol as a cure for various diseases and a
preventative against aging.
"We're all looking for an anti-aging cure
in a pill, but it doesn't exist. But what does
exist shows promise of lessening many of
the scourges and infirmities of old age," said
UF exercise psychologist Heather Hausen-
blas, one of the researchers involved in the
A comprehensive review of human clini-
cal research on resveratrol has found it has
"anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflam-
matory and antioxidant properties," but
more research of its benefits is needed, she
said. The study, which appeared online this
week in Molecular Nutrition and Food Re-
search, examined results gleaned from thou-
sands of laboratory studies with enzymes,
cultured cells and laboratory animals. It
was conducted by Hausenblas and fellow
researchers James Smoliga of Marywood
University and Joseph Baur of the University
of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Their
review aimed to examine the current state
of knowledge of the effects of resveratrol on
humans and to use this information to guide
much needed future human clinical trials.
Despite numerous clinical studies on res-
veratrol's tonic effects on animals, there is
little evidence that it benefits human health.
That's because "there haven't been many
studies on humans," Hausenblas said.
However, she points out, for years many

scientists have thought that a link between
resveratrol and human health exists. The
French people, for example, enjoy low levels
of cardiovascular disease, even though their
diets are rich in saturated fats and oils. Some
researchers think the reason for this paradox
lies in France's national drink -red wine,
which is the most important dietary source
of resveratrol. The UF review, said Hausen-
blas, shows that the resveratrol has consider-
able potential to improve health and prevent
chronic disease in humans. However, further
research examining the long-term health ef-
fects of resveratrol is much needed.
Exactly how resveratrol works isn't yet
fully understood. Correlating factors such as
metabolism, the chemical interplay of mol-
ecules, genetics, exercise, age, dosage, and
many others all play a role.
Among resveratrol's most intriguing as-
pects is how it functions as an antioxidant.
Oxidation is a natural chemical process in
living tissues that results in a transfer of elec-
trons. When this happens, groups of atoms
are formed called "free radicals" that can
cause cell damage which in turn provides a
pathway for diseases. Antioxidants, howev-
er, suppress free radicals. "It's not so easy to
say resveratrol is the main factor," Hausen-
blas said. "It's one piece of the overall puzzle
that reduces the free radicals."
The UF study also reveals that resvera-
trol's contribution to good health promises
to be widespread. Hausenblas and her col-
leagues think research that explores resvera-
trol's potential to alleviate human infirmities
will become increasingly more important as
the nation's 76 million baby boomers un-
dergo the aging process.

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Okeechobee News

Okeechobee News June 26, 2011

No heartburn, no pills, no scars

Surgery without incisions
for chronic heartburn and
reflux now available

Tens of millions of Americans suffer
with daily heartburn or other symptoms of
reflux such as regurgitation, chronic cough,
hoarseness and dental erosions. Until re-
cently these people faced either a lifetime
of daily medications, and often incomplete
resolution of their symptoms, or the risks
of invasive surgery. Now they have a bet-
ter option. The new Transoral Incisionless
Fundoplication procedure, or TIF, is per-
formed completely without incisions and
is now available at Raulerson Hospital in
Dr. Philip Moyer and Dr. Kenneth Haas
are the first specialists in Indian River, St.
Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties to
be trained on the TIF procedure. "The TIF
procedure can significantly improve qual-
ity of life for our patients," said Stephanie
Quesinberry, Director of Surgical Services
at Raulerson Hospital. "Gastroesophageal
Reflux Disease (GERD) is an anatomical
problem which needs an anatomical solu-
tion. Reflux medication like PPIs (proton
pump inhibitors) can help relieve patients'
heartburn symptoms but don't solve the
underlying anatomical problems or prevent
further disease progression. Even on PPIs

many patients are still unable to eat the
foods they want or have to sleep sitting up
to reduce nighttime reflux. In addition, re-
cent studies have shown that long term use
of PPIs can lead to inadequate absorption
of minerals such as calcium and can result
in bone fractures. After the TIF procedure,
clinical trials show that most patients can
eat and drink foods they avoided for many
years. Reflux no longer impacts their life like
it previously did," Quesinberry explains.
The TIF procedure is based on estab-
lished principles of surgical repair of the
anti-reflux barrier, except that it is "sur-
gery from within" performed transorally
(through the mouth). The procedure can
reduce hiatal hernias and create a valve be-
tween the stomach and esophagus restor-
ing the natural, anatomy to prevent reflux.
Because the procedure is incisionless, there
is reduced pain, reduced recovery and no
visible scar.
The TIF procedure represents the revo-
lutionary next step in the evolution of sur-
gery. Laparoscopy, a form of "minimally
invasive surgery," typically requires three-
to-five port holes and the same internal inci-
sions and organ dissection as open surgery.
TIF requires neither abdominal incisions
nor internal dissection, making it a truly
"minimally invasive" surgical procedure
to effectively treat GERD. With millions of
Americans suffering with daily symptoms
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an excellent alternative.
"Recent studies show that TIF can re-
duce patients' dependency on medica-
tions with 79 percent of patients remaining
off their daily medications after two years
and experiencing a dramatic improvement
in their quality of life," said Quesinberry.
"Raulerson Hospital is very excited to be
able to offer our patients the same incred-
ible benefits as more invasive procedures
without incisions," Quesinberry added.
Learn more about the TIF procedure at
Tradition Town Hall in Port St. Lucie on July
21, at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
To register for this free informational over-
view call 800-382-3522.
Online, visit www.raulersonhospital.
This article was provided by Raulerson

July Blood drives planned
The "Big Red Bus" bloodmobile will
be in Okeechobee for blood drives on the
following dates:
Friday, July 15 - Walgreen's, 1-5 p.m.
Sunday, July 17 - Golden Corral, 11-4
Friday, July 22 - Health Dept. 11 a.m.-4
Saturday, July 23 - Day of the American
Cowboy, Ag Center 10a.m.-3 p.m.

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guest speakers at the June meeting. Marshall Rucks, a sixth grade student
from Osceola Middle School who was a second place winner in the Okeecho-
bee Tropicana Speech contest, shared how a cow feels about shade. In his
humorous speech, Marshall had a serious message about the need for plant-
ing trees to help the environment and to provide shade for cows. Kay Duke,
a biology teacher from the Okeechobee Freshman Campus and organizer of
the annual Heritage Day Festival. In her presentation, she expressed how the
faculty and staff felt that helping to educate their students about the heritage
of Okeechobee was important. The Okeechobee Historical Society and the
Tantie Quilters participate in the March Heritage Day.

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June 26, 2011

Okeechobee News

Okeechobee News June 26, 2011

Annual BBQ contest set

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The second annual O.L.
Raulerson Jr. 4th of July bar-
becue contest will be held
July 1 and 2 at Okee-Tantie Marina on S.R.
78 W
The event is open to 'backyarders' only
and all cooking will be done on wood and
charcoal only.
On Friday, July 1, judges will decide the
top finishers in the Anything Butt, Beer Can
Chicken and Sauces categories. Judging will

begin at 7 p.m.
Judges on Saturday,
July 2, will name the top
finishers in the pork butt,
ribs and chicken classes.
Judging will start at noon.
There will be awards for Grand and Re-
serve Overall, as well as the top three finish-
ers in each category. The entry fee is $150.
For information, contact: Laurie Rauler-
son Stephen at 863-634-3462, Keith Stripling
at 863-634-9108; or, Bobby Schoonmaker
at 863-634-3910. Water and electric will be

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FWC bans open campfires

In light of significant drought conditions
and the increased threat of wildfires, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC), in cooperation with the state
Division of Forestry and other partner agen-
cies, issued an executive order June 16 pro-
hibiting campfires in wildlife management
areas, wildlife and environmental areas and
all other lands it manages.
The FWC joins the DOF, the Department
of Environmental Protection and Florida wa-
ter management districts in this effort.

In its executive order, the FWC notes that
Florida is experiencing inordinately dry con-
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on the ground, the fire is considered a camp-
fire, and therefore barred. Only cooking fires
contained in commercially designed appara-
tuses are allowed.
Any violation is considered a second-
degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to a
$500 fine and 60 days in jail. Law enforce-
ment agencies on each respective state prop-
erty are responsible for enforcing violations.

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June 26, 2011

Firefighters battle

three county brush fires

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue responded to three brush
fires between June 20 and June
At 7 a.m. on Monday, June 20,
lighting caused a brush fire in the
8700 block of U.S. 441 S.E. Fire-
fighters extinguished the blaze in
about 20 minutes. At 8:31 p.m.
that same day, fire/rescue person-
nel responded to a brush fire in the 18000
block on U.S. 98 N. Upon arrival they
found 5 acres burning with flames reach-
ing the tops of trees. There was one struc-
ture in the area. Firefighters protected that
structure and tried to keep the flames from
crossing the roadway while Division of For-
estry personnel plowed several plow lines
to contain the fire. The fire grew to 10 acres
in size but was contained within plow lines.
Fire/rescue personnel used 2,500 gallons of
water to help extinguish the flame.
At 3:46 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22,
firefighters responded to a brush fire in the
32000 block of U.S. 441 N. Upon arrival
they found a 5-acre fire of heavy palmetto
and pine that was spreading rapidly. It was
determined that the fire was caused by

lighting. The Division
of Forestry respond-
ed with two tractor/
plows and a brush
truck. After plow
lines contained the
fire, approximately
12,500 gallons of
water were used to
help extinguish and
mop up the fire. Fire
crews were able to
protect a diesel fuel
tank in the area but livestock pens with
an estimated value of between $3,000 and
$4,000 were destroyed. The fire was con-
tained at approximately 20 acres. During
that same four-day period fire/rescue re-
sponded to two vehicle accidents. At 6:24
a.m. on Monday, June 20, three fire/rescue
personnel responded to an automobile ac-
cident in the 11000 block of U.S. 441 S.E.
One person was transported by helicopter
to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. At
3:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, fire/rescue
personnel responded to an multiple-vehi-
cle accident in the 200 block of U.S. 441
S.E. There were no injuries.
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Driver hit by his own vehicle t a,.t

An Okeechobee resident was struck by
his own vehicle, June 20, in the 16000 block
of N.W 96th Street.
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue re-
sponded with two vehicles and four per-
sonnel to a report of a motor vehicle acci-
dent with injuries. Upon arrival fire/rescue
personnel found it was a vehicle versus
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Because of the extremely dry conditions,
there is a countywide ban on all outdoor
burning. However, in spite of all the public-
ity given to the burn ban and the extremely
dry conditions that prompted it, at least
three area residents were either unaware of
the ban or chose to ignore it.
On Monday, June 20, at 8:34 p.m.
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue responded
to a burn complaint in the 12000 block of
N.E. 26th Avenue. Upon arrival they found
an approximately five by eight foot pile of
yard debris on fire and being extinguished
by the occupant. The firemen informed
the occupant of the current burn ban and
helped extinguish the fire.
The next morning, Tuesday, June 21,
firefighters responded to two trash fire calls.
At 7:39 a.m. they responded to a burn com-
plaint in the 700 block of S.W. 13th Street.
Upon arrival the firefighters found a large
pile of tree limbs and yard debris burn-
ing. The firefighters informed the residents
of the burn ban and told them they had to
put the fire out. The fire was too big for the

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Recognition of
At the Tuesday, June 21 meeting of
the Okeechobee City Council Mayor
James Kirk recognized Betty Clem-
ent, general services coordinator,
for five years' service to the city.

residents to extinguish with a garden hose.
The firefighters then assisted in extinguish-
ing the fire, using approximately 250 gallons
of water. At 11:56 a.m. fire/rescue person-
nel responded to a smoke complaint at the
same address because the original fire had
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June 26, 2011

Okeechobee News

Report: Man arrested for proving he's not a thief

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An man was arrested Thursday morning
when he reportedly dropped his pants and
exposed himself to management of a local
According to Deputy Mark Margerum,
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the Hispanic male was arrested
on a misdemeanor charge of exposure of
sexual organs on June 23. As of Friday after-
noon, he was being held in the Okeechobee

County Jail on $250 bond.
Deputy Margerum's arrest report stated
that the man, 37, entered and exited the
store several times but did not buy anything.
Concerned that the man may be shoplift-
ing, the male store manager and a female
employee followed the man into the store's
parking lot.
The manager and woman stopped the
man and asked him if he had stolen any-
thing. Without warning, the man, who was
not wearing underwear, dropped his pants

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endangered bird, per UF study
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -An endangered Red-cockaded woodpeckers nest in cavi-
Florida bird may have some unexpected ties they create in living pine trees and natu-
help in its struggle for survival, according to rally protect themselves from rat snakes by
a new University of Florida study. pecking around the cavity and causing sap
UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sci- to flow. "Any snake that climbs the tree gets
ences researchers found that rat snakes, sap stuck under its scales and, more often
once thought to threaten the endangered, than not, will fall out of the tree before be-
red-cockaded woodpecker, actually ben- ing able to eat the red-cockaded woodpeck-
efit the birds. The study is published in the ers," Sieving said. Since cavity thieves, such
current issue of the ornithology journal The as red-bellied woodpeckers, don't maintain
Condor. The findings could help landown- the sap flow, they are easily disposed of by
ers, conservationists and those enrolled in rat snakes, and red-cockaded woodpeckers
programs such as Safe Harbor, which al- can return to their nests.
lows those with endangered species on their Despite steadily increasing red-cockaded
land to harvest timber if they agree to help woodpecker numbers, there are still fewer
promote the species' recovery. Forestry and than 4,000 of the birds in Florida. At one time
forest products contributed more than $4.4 the species numbered in the millions across
billion to Florida's economy in 2008. the U.S., but significant habitat reduction
Red-cockaded woodpeckers are small, caused their decline. Preserving red-cockad-
black-and-white birds, about 8.5 inches ed woodpeckers is important because their
long, that live in longleaf pine forests and are preservation also requires protecting their
named for the red spot on the male bird's surroundings, Kappes said. "It has some
head. pretty demanding requirements for relatively
Katie Sieving, a wildlife ecology and con- old forests and relatively extensive amounts
servation professor, and co-author John of it to maintain a population," Kappes said.
Kappes, a former doctoral student in the "If we maintain red-cockaded woodpecker
department, found that rat snakes help the populations that are viable, then we are go-
birds by eating species that commonly steal ing to be maintaining chunks of this ecosys-
red-cockaded woodpecker nest cavities. ter that are also viable."

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Several people in the parking lot saw the
man expose himself, including a juvenile fe-
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he returned he would be arrested. The man
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Marion and Marie Whidden, of
Okeechobee Florida will official-
ly celebrate their 60th Wedding
Anniversary on June 28th, 2011. Family
and friends held a surprised dinner for
them Saturday night, June 25th, at the
Holiday Inn in Okeechobee. The celebra-
tion was arranged by Marion & Marie's
children, Wanda & Ted Weiland (Raleigh
N.C.), Sandra & Mark Johnson (Bossier
City, La.), Charles and Valerie Whidden
(Okeechobee), & Eugene & Cathy
Whidden (Mooringsport La).
Teenage sweethearts, Marion 19 &
Marie 16, married in 1951. They raised
their family of four children, primarily in

the Shreveport La. area. After their chil-
dren left them empty nesters, Marion and
Marie returned to Marion' s home town of
Okeechobee. They now enjoy the com-
bination of lake life, flying their airplane
from their home, and the companion-
ship of their dear neighborhood friends.
Marion and Marie have 4 children, 11
grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, and
8 great- grandchildren. They are a testi-
mony to the validity of young love and the
strength and determination that comes
with finding one s soul mate.
Thanks Mom & Dad for being such a
wonderful example for your family.

Okeechobee News

June 26, 2011

Arrests reportedly clear two residential burglaries

By Eric Kopp $4,000 in The total value of those items was $1,170, and Frith apparently weren't involved in the
Okeechobee News / I cash and added the report. home burglary.
A local detective has cleared two burglar- IE . merchan- Detective Morrison indicated in her re- The detective's report stated that Hunter
ies with the recent arrests of a Clewiston dise was port that the victim received several calls left Okeechobee and returned to Clewiston
man and an Okeechobee woman. reported- from friends who said someone was calling the day after the burglaries were commit-
y-adnk h ew a. lv taken ... . . . . t

Alisha Denise Rudd, 20, was arrested
June 14 on charges of burglary of a resi-
dence and grand theft. She was booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond
of $3,500. Jail records indicate she was re-
leased on bond Friday, June 17.
Johnny Lewis Hunter Jr., 19, Carolina
Ave., Clewiston, was arrested Monday, June
20, in Hendry County on local warrants
charging him with burglary of a residence,
grand theft (two counts) and burglary of a
structure. He is being held on a total bond
of $40,000.
Detective Susan Morrison, of the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), said
two of the charges filed against Hunter deal
with the alleged break-in of an Okeecho-
bee convenience store. Two other men
Robert Carwell Frith, 18, S.E. 12th Drive, and
Ethan Anthony Cappiello, 20, of the same
address-were arrested on June 9 for their
alleged connection in that burglary.
Detective Morrison said an estimated

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).
* Larry Alan Claycomb, 35, S.E. 24th
Blvd., Okeechobee, was arrested June 22 by
Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with felony
petit theft. His bond was set at $2,500.
* Kayla V Harris, 18, Okeechobee, was
arrested June 22 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a
juvenile take and hold warrant charging her
with possession of a controlled substance
(alprazolam) without a prescription and
possession of a controlled substance (oxy-
codone) without a prescription. She was
booked into the Okeechobee County Jail
then transported to the St. Lucie Regional
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.

Yard Sale closes for summer
The Real Life Children's Ranch Yard
Sale is closed for the summer. We will re-
open in the Fall.

Martha's Thrift Store
Martha's Closet Thrift Store, at 105 S.W
2nd Avenue, will be open from Monday
to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clothing
for the whole family, housewares, shoes,
paintings, etc. At Martha's Closet you will
find quality items at yard sale prices. For
information, call 863-763-2893.

Johnny Lewis Alisha Denise
Hunter Rudd

in that
T h e
ad d i

charges filed against Hunter, as well as the
charges against Rudd, deal with the break-in
of a home on S.E. 12th Drive in Okeechobee,
said Detective Morrison. In that alleged bur-
glary an electronic gaming console, connec-
tion cables, a cell phone, two cameras and
$380 in cash were reportedly taken.

them on a phone belonging to the victim's
son. The victim then called the stolen phone
and was reportedly able to track down Rudd
by calls she had made. The victim then con-
fronted Rudd, who returned the phone to
the victim, indicated the detective's report.
In her arrest report the investigator stated
that the connection cables and a camera
have also been recovered.
Both burglaries allegedly took place
Wednesday, June 8.
The OCSO investigator said Cappiello

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The thieves broke into the convenience
store after it closed on June 8 by breaking
out the front door, stated the detective's ar-
rest report. Once inside they supposedly
took cash, cigarettes, blunts, Lottery tickets,
beer and wine.
Detective Morrison said OCSO Deputy
Bryan Cross and K-9 Barco tracked a scent
from the store into a wooded area where
many of the stolen items were recovered.
Cappiello was also found near that wood-
ed area, the detective added.

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washer,screen porch Call 863-763-6358 go to Complaint to foreclose on the follow- ct and Department of Labor regulations.
front & reartile floors www.newsapom described real property, to-wit: interested Bidders please forward your request for a'Subcontractor Quali
front & reare .ne ap. TRACT 14 IN BLOCK 1 OF THE action Statement' by email to estimatingahedrickbrotiers.com or fax to
KINGS BAY - 2br, Iba, thru out. Long or short RPLAT 14IN BORTION OF TH 61.681.5088.
W/D, very clean, tile tem lease. BLOCKS 1 3 AND 4 OF OKEE-es shall be by e-mail or fax as ndicat above. NO PHONE CALLS
floors $575 + sec. (863)467-4371 CORDING TO THE PLAT n sall be by ell or fx as i a N P
(863)763-2414 THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT 00 N 6l57/21
(863)763-2414 18' Pontoon Boat with BOOK 3, PAGE 13, OF THE
TAYLR CREEKCONDO For more listings, trailer, 50 hp. Johnson PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
TAYLORCREEKCONDO For more listings, 1992 runs good. CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. C rossw ord P zzle
Unfurnished. Power/ go to Asking $3,500 TOGETHER WITH A 1986 DOU-
water/sewer/pool Professional office www.newszap.com Call 863-261-1891 BLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME
included. $900 moves in. space for rent. WITH ID #FLHW048600410
AHS and FLHW048600410BHS
$725/month. Park Street Office Suites 24' Chaparal 1974 Cab- AND TITLE #44053641 AND Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
Call 561-262-9316 Down Town Okeechobee oein. In-Out board, New 43991503. ACROSS 4 Climb 38 Toy with an 48 Italian for
Starting@ $250.00 motor never used. has been filed against you, and you 1 Often dramatic 5 Bourbon and engine "frozen"
per month Needs outdrive work ae eu o serve a copy of your number Sesame: Abbr. 40 Vague amount 50 Espresso foam
Houses -h Needs outdrive work wntten defenses, if any, to JOHN D.
863-634-7622 1 Bedroom Trailer (Merc. Cruise) 2002 CASSELS, R., Attorney for Plaintiff, 5 Dumps 6 Require the 41 32-Down 51 Courtier in
$100 per week Loma Aluminum trailer whose address is Post Office Box 15 Finds fault with Heimlich wasn't one of "Hamlet"
968, 400 Northwest 2nd Street, 16 Dashiell maneuver them 53 Movers, but
2bd/2ba - Den and FI or $350 monthly. (used one time) Okeechobee, Florida 34973, on or
room on 5 acres. Rent Also Roommate wanted $ 4 , 5 0 0 0 0 before July 19, 2011, and file the Hammett's last 7 Kindled again 43 S'poses hopefully not
with option to buy. $50 weekly $250 to (863)467-1542 original with the Clerk of this Court novel 8 Busting one's 44 They may be shakers
i buy. 863)467-1542 er before service on Plaintiffs At 17 Marsh critter hump staked 54 Fellow
Between Indiantown and LIVE-IN CARETAKER: move in,Mature Adults. torney or immediately thereafter,
Okeechobee. Call for info PRO CRAFT Bass boat- otherwise a Default wil be entered 18 Tubeless and 9 Profs' degrees 45 Aviator 57 '80s band'
Okeechbee. Female needed to take Call for info PRO CRAFT ass boat- against you for the relief demanded with no moving 10 Casual greetings 46 Chihuahua Tuesday
$1,090.00 monthly care elderly women. 863-467-4650 or 20 ft. 200 hp mercury, in the Complaint. This Notice shall be parts, in 11 Recording, as in female 58 Language suffix
Call 772-260-3068 Room, Board, and food 863-634-8954 tandem trl. Only 16 pushed once each week for two
(2) consecutive weeks in the "Okee- electronics a journal
provided with stipend. orig. hrs. Garage kept, chobeeNews" 19 Site of the 12 Online shopping ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:
Dixie Ranch Estates, Must be at minimum BUCKHEAD RIDGE New cond., loaded with DATED this 14 day of June, 2011. mythical Lethe mecca AF BlS P U C KS JIO A D
3BR, 2BA CBS, fenced CPR/First Aid Certified Dbl. Wide 2 BR, 2 BA, extras. Paid $35K, ask- SHARON ROBERTSON River 13 Cop's duty CL E I S L Y E L LE
yard, tile floors, new Background check re- C/Air. $500 mo. 3 BR, 2 ing $15K, Call Mike at Clerkofthe Crcuit Court 21 Little foxes 14 Double-dealing HUM E F RM ION
bathroom, W/D hookups, quired. References a BA, C/Air. $525 mo. No 863-675-3424. Deputy Clerk 22 Bible book before 20 Franco-German EXPERTLY P I E Y
D/W. Small pets allowed must No smokers pets. Yearly lease plus 389707 ON 6/19,26/2011 Nehemiah border region V IA
$800/mo + $500 electric 863-697-3816 sec. (863)763-4031 E 23 'Care to make it 24 Rodeo mount U I G S
dep. Call 561-596-1344 DM NOTICE interesting?" 25 Specialty, slangily H U IMIN G V A S E H C H
S561-596-8UNDER FICTITIOUS 25 Trout spot 27 Three-part H.S. N AM
or 561-596-8310 The classified are the NAME LAW 26 Personification exam M I SA L S A A RI Z
VacationRentalsmost successful sales- 0
most s e pe soin town. a Notice is hereby given that the un- 27 How to see the 28 Some water EL I SA R
INDIAN HAMMOCK person in town. designed, pursuant to the "Fictitious obvious bottles Y E IN H UM I IR
House on 2.5 acres 3/2 Name Statute," will register wit
equine friendly. Horse Choose from 2/2 or 1/1 DBL WIDE - 3br, 2ba, in For more listings, Florida Department of State, Dvon 29 Feminine force NASA go-aheads
of Corporations the fictitious name, 30 Speed limit 32'50s pres.
Barn. $1400/mo Beautifully furnished Four Seasons, com- go to to wit: posting, e.g. 34 Horn of Africa H U M B U G R E P E L LENT
(863)467-0831. rentals located at River pletely remodeled, too Vabaco Vending
Bluff Fishing Resort on much to list, $800/mo, www.newszap.cm Under which we expect to engage in 33 Lawn strip country AT B
business at: 35 Acknowledge 37 Boggle TONY T T X SKYE
MODERN BRICK: Brand the Kissimmee River. No Pets (863)634-8885 2967 NE 52nd Dr. silently accessory TOR
n carpeting. 3BR, 2.5 With tht utilities. Okeechobee, L 34972 xwordeditor@aol.com
new a2.5 i or wiout uiiies In the City of Okeechobee/County of 36 Obtain
ar gall today, You'll think Okeechobee, Florida. 39 Wearing a bolero I 3 1 6 7 3 1
BA, 1 car garage. On Call today, You'll thinkFor Rent That the parties interest in said
Rim Canal w/Boat dock. your on vaca- 1 Bedroom Traier si ness enterri es sa 42 Lab alert? -
Rent $l tion( )467-4317 A Wed ek IVance T. Akins 44 Some modern
Rent $850/mo. Optional tion!(863)467-4317 $125 A Week 2001 Hyundai Accent Dated at Okeechobee Okeechobee tribal operations -
1/BR cottage. Please Call 863-610-4625 $2,000 O.B.O. County, Florida this the 23rd day of 47 Grammycategory
call (772)359-1640 Warte rt Call (863)484-2558 unceAkins 49 Recline next to 1 21 22
By: Vance Akins 49 Recline next to
RNicely Furnished 2 390629 ON 6/26/2011 50 Blush, for one -
"Nice!"Waterfront bdrm/1 1/2 ba water 52 River to the
House: For rent or sale. front mobile home lo- Reading a newspaper makes Ligurian Sea 26 728
2bd/lba in Buckhead PRIVATE cated off Taylor Creek, 53 Playback - - -31
Ridge, furnished, de- PENINSULA washer/dryertile floors you a more informed nd machines, briefly
sirable location. Rent ON TAYLOR CREEK thru out,carport,Great 55 Move (away), like - a 5 - r
$800 monthly, Sale NICELY location! Long or short interesting person. coward 4
100% financing possible. FURNISHED 2/1 term lease. 56 Seeya! 4
Call Sheryl 561-746-0448 S NY 63)467-4371 59 Juvenile retort
or 561-352-5977ON (863)4674371 No wonder newspaper 60 "London Fields"
FROM $700 CALL novelist 9
SMALL - 1BR, 12BA, (863)-697 280 OKEE- Unfurnished DW. readers are more successful! 61 Prom dancer -
3 BR, 2 BA, Sunroom. 62 Very slow rate 53 54 -
Lg. storage room, new- New carpets & appl's. 63 Disposal bits
ly decorated, kitchen WATERFRONT: 2BR, On Canal w/access to 63 Disposal bits 57 -
remodeled, all new ap- 1V2 BA Treasure Is- lake. 2 Car Carport. DOWN o 61
pliances. SW 7th Ave., land. Cold A/C, C/Air & Heat. Lease on- 1 Majestic entrance
$550 mo. 1st, last & Fenced yd. $595 mo. ly. $800 mo. + sec. 2 Uncommon thing t 2
sec. dep. Call + $350 sec dep. dep. Call 772-794-2438 By . 3 Successor to the - - ----Per- --
(863) 357-1197 (772) 359-6584 or 772-538-8183. mini By(c)9 oueg Pete dia Services,Inc.

Okeechobee News June 26, 2011

Teen Anglers reel in over 100 Ibs. at weigh-in

The May Big O Teen Anglers tournament
was held out of Scott Driver on May 28. Eigh-
teen anglers brought in 64 largemouth bass
weighing a total of 105.82 lbs. They had 10
limits caught overall for a great day of fish-
The winners in the 11-14 age group
1st-Keith Chamberland-13.62 lbs and Big
fish of 4.97 lbs.; 2nd-Jose Hernandez - 9.20
lbs.; 3rd-Robby Hays- 7.67 lbs.
The winners in the 15-18 age group

Special to the Okeechobee News/Big O Teens
First place winner Keith Chamberland
took 13.62 Ibs to weigh in and a Big
Fish that weighed nearly 5 Ibs.

Third place winner, Robbie Hays had
a respectable haul with his catch total
weighing in at 7.67 Ibs.

1st - Matthew Robbins-12.83 lbs.; 2nd -
Dakota Dietrich-11.35 lbs and Big fish of 5.38
lbs.; 3rd - Ryan Edwards-8.25 lbs.
Big O Teen Anglers would like to thank
the boat captains: Jack Fulce, Richard
Stiglitz, Leroy Bauer, Bob Haarer, Carl Lew-
is, David Straight, Ernie Johnson, Mike Jones
and Mike Zubricky. Sincere appreciation
also goes to George and Madalyn DuPont
for donating the sodas and hotdogs during

Dakota Dietrich took second place in
the 15-18 age group with his catch of
11.35 Ibs. at weigh-in.


Ryan Edwards in the 15-18 age group
took the third place spot with just over
8 Ibs. caught at weigh in.

Jose Hernandez took second place in
the 11-14 age group with his 9.20 Ibs.
at weigh-in.

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June 26, 2011



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June 26, 2011

Okeechobee News

Special to the Okeechobee News/Grand Oaks
Celebrating life
Charlie Jones celebrated his 97th birthday with family and friends at Grand
Oaks Assisted Living facility on June 16. Charlie is an amazing man who ded-
icated over 30 years of his life as a firefighter in Miami. He is always sharing
stories about growing up in a family with nine children, the candy his father
would make in his shop, his weekends of making bread and his courtship
with his wife. He is very proud of his family and all their accomplishments.
Charlie enjoys cooking during the Country Kitchen workshop, playing Po-
keno and Bingo and exercising.



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