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county budget

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3 percent of salary
into retirement plan
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A change in the state law could result in
increased county revenues. Because of re-
cent legislation, state employees are required
to pay three percent of their salaries toward
their retirement. This will also include county
employees, school board employees and em-
ployees of constitutional officers since they
all fall under the state employee's retirement
program. Before the change in the law, the
See BUDGET - Page 9


Fireworks sales sparkle, despite burn ban


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Local fireworks vendors say their
business is booming even though
Okeechobee County is currently un-
der a burn ban.
"It's surprisingly great -- it's really
good," said Chris Dietz, owner of Big
Daddy Boom Fireworks. "They usu-
ally just ask if the burn ban is in af-
fect and I say yes. Then, if they have
any questions, I direct them to the
county."
As of Friday, July 1, the county-
wide burn ban was still in place even
though many areas of the county
have been receiving daily doses of
rainfall. Because Friday was a fur-
lough day for county employees, no
one was available for comment on
the ban.
"The ban is a life-safety issue and


we respect life-safety," said Glen
Smith, owner of the local Sky King
Fireworks facility. "The rain keeps
falling and business has been great.
We're giving each customer a copy
of the (county's) burn ban flyer. It
hasn't affected sales at all."
And he's right, the rain does keep
falling. However, the Okeechobee
area still has a deficit and the level of
Lake Okeechobee is still 3 feet below
where it should be for this time of the
year. Friday's lake level was 9.77 feet.
According to the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD) the
Taylor Creek area has received, on
average, 2.8 inches of rain in the last
seven days with a maximum local-
ized amount of 5 inches.
At the 65 E structure on the Kis-
simmee River, there has been an
See FIREWORKS - Page 9


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
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Residents claim bridge work damaged their homes


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Residents of River Acres are disturbed
about cracks in their houses and hangar
aprons. They claim that the cracks are the
result of the work of a vibrating roller used
to compact the soil in connection with the
construction of a bridge over a canal in the
subdivision. The bridge work is part of the
Kissimmee River Restoration Project being
done by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
(COE). The contractor is American Earth
Movers.
Richard Sweet, president of the home-
owners association, said his home and four
others that he knows of were damaged by
the vibrations. His house is about 700 feet
from the construction site, he has hairline
cracks in his ceiling and floor tiles. Neighbor
Terry Peters' home is about 200 feet from
the bridge site. There are cracks 16 feet long
in the concrete apron to his hangar and he
also claims damage to antique, stained glass
windows.
A seismological test was done on June 16
and the results are not yet available. The test-
ing was coordinated by the contractor and
was not specifically directed by the COE.
However, residents claim the machine that
was tested was not the machine that did the
damage.
"The test was bogus," claims Mr. Sweet,
"They simulated what the COE caught them
doing."


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Richard Sweet, president of the River Acres Homeowners Association, points
to cracks in his neighbor's hangar apron. Residents of River Acres claim this
crack as well as cracks in their ceilings and floors were caused by a vibrating
compactor used by a contractor building a nearby bridge.


While the compaction work on the bridge
project was done with a vibratory roller, Mr.
Sweet claims that a different machine was
used for the seismological test. He claims
that the machine that did the damage is
no longer on the job site and that the roller
now on the job site is a nonvibratory roller.
He stated that an employee of the contrac-
tor who lives in the subdivision received the
company's permission to roll the runway on
his own time. The roller the employee used
on the runway was the nonvibratory roller
now on the job site, according to Mr. Sweet.
He said that the COE saw that work being
done on the runway and claimed that rolling
the runway with the nonvibratory machine
is what did the damage.
In response to questions about which
roller did the alleged damage, Erin Duffy,
resident engineer with the COE, stated that
until the seismology report is obtained the
COE cannot confirm or deny what roller was
used for testing. She went on to say that the
COE has daily reports that document the
roller used during construction of the bridge
and the roller that was used on rolling the
runway. However, COE was unable to be
present during the seismology testing due to
late notice.
Ernie Gonzales, project manger for
American Earth Moving, said that there were
three rollers used on the project. No one
roller was used exclusively for any one job.


He said the roller used in the test was the
largest of the three.
In a letter dated April 29 to Colonel Alfred
Pantano, Commander of the COE's Jack-
sonville District, Terry Peters, whose home
is nearest to the bridge, wrote that the work
done by the vibratory compacting roller
caused drywall to fall from his ceiling and
caused the walls to separate from the ceil-
ing in two rooms. He also claimed that valu-
able, antique stained glass windows were
cracked and the concrete apron to his han-
gar is cracked. Cliff Coxbill, in a May 15 let-
ter to Col. Pantano wrote that he has a crack
in his living room ceiling and a crack in the
floor of an outbuilding.
"Our goal here is not to hurt anyone,"
Mr. Gonzales said. He said he was waiting
for the results of the seismological test and
was willing to make restitution for any dam-
age done. "Nobody is denying fault or point-
ing fingers," he said. "If there is a justifiable
claim, it will be compensated."
There have been meetings between River
Acres residents and the COE and the con-
tractor.
However, Mr. Sweet is not satisfied with
the response he has been getting.
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for participating!
Disturbing news
SI am a regular customer at a restaurant
which I visited over the weekend where I
heard that one of my favorite waitresses was
terminated for drinking half a glass of milk. I
also heard the same story from a few of the
other regular customers that she was termi-
nated over half a glass of milk, so she could
take her medicine. She was seen on cam-
era by her boss who called her on the way
home and asked her if she had been drink-
ing milk. She replied that she did to take her
medicine. By the time she got home she was
texted from her boss, that it was considered
stealing and she was terminated. What I
can't understand is someone who has been
at that restaurant for so long can get fired
over something so petty as this, over half a
glass of milk. Get real!
Cane toads and other exotic
invaders
* I had a pitbull back in the '90s that used
to get a hold of the cane toads and I would
rush her to the vet, he said she was like on
an acid trip, her eyes would roll around and
she would pant heavily. Her eyes were even
dilated. The vet said the kids were even lick-
ing the back of these frogs and would get the
same effect. They have bred with the native
toads as well. My dog was addicted to these
things.
* Already squeezed by the invasion of the
giant Burmese python, Florida now faces
what one scientist calls one of the U.S. state's
"worst nightmares." Africa's largest snake
the ill-tempered, 20-foot-long (6.1-meter-
long) African rock python-is colonizing the
U.S. state, new discoveries suggest. Six Afri-
can rock pythons have been found in Flor-
ida since 2002. More troubling, a pregnant
female and two hatchlings have been found,
which means the aggressive reptiles have
set up house. So far the giant snakes have
been found only in a single square smile of
suburban area west of Miami. What's "really
scary" is that the new invaders only have to
cross the road to enter Everglades National
Park, where Burmese pythons have already
eaten thousands of native animals.


Fourth of July
* Are there any activities planned here in
'chobee for the fourth?
* The service clubs, like VFW and Ameri-
can Legion, have some events planned. But
there are no community fireworks-with
the burn ban there are no fireworks allowed
at all. There's no parade this year. Guess
that is just in election years. So I guess it's a
weekend to enjoy spending time with your
family.
* Why is there still a burn ban with all the
rain we have been getting?
* We got an inch of the wet stuff last
night. Still way down from where we should
be.
* If they had left the fireworks in Okee
Tantie, we would still have had them. I guess
they had to validate the Ag Center.
* We didn't have fireworks last year due to
no funding. Burn ban or no burn ban, there
would be no community fireworks this year.
The fireworks at the ag center were better
in regard to the parking and traffic control.
That was always a mess at Okee-Tantie with
cars parked every which way and all trying
to leave at the same time. But I liked the fire-
works better when they shot them out over
the lake.
* With the burn ban in place, anyone
who does shoot off fireworks and starts a
fire will be liable for paying for all damages,
plus the state and county's cost of fighting
the fire. You can't say it's an accidental fire
if you caused it while setting off fireworks,
which is against the law in Okeechobee
County due to the burn ban.
* If you're going to ignore the law and
set off fireworks anyway, at least shoot them
over the water so you don't start any brush
fires.

Casey Anthony trial
* There doesn't seem to be an end to the
twisted lies, and the imaginary people this
girl has dreamed up. After watching parts of
her trial for the death of her daughter, I am
amazed at how she was able to create the
fictional world she tried to pass off on her
parents, and the police. Unbelievable.
* Your tax dollars are paying for this cir-
cus.
* I agree she looks guilty but she still de-
serves a fair trial-look what happened in
the OJ trial. Everyone thought he was guilty
and he walked.
* He obviously was guilty. But with good
attorneys that can cast doubt to the jury
made him walk.


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Reflections from the pulpit


The (ireat Escape!

By Rev. Calvin H. Fryar
Pastor, Brighton Baptist Church
"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon
me, because the LORD hath anointed me
to preach good tidings unto the meek; he
hath sent me to bind up the brokenheart-
ed, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and
the opening of the prison to them that are
bound; To proclaim the acceptable year
of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of
our God; to comfort all that mourn, (Isaiah
61:1-2) (See also Luke 4:18-19)
"In whom we have redemption thorough
his blood, even the forgiveness of sins." (Co-
lossians 1:14)
Jesus read this Scripture (Isaiah 61:1-2)
in the synagogue at Nazareth. He read the
entire two verses except for the last part of
verse two. The story is recorded in the fourth
chapter of Luke. Jesus did not come for ven-
geance; He came "to proclaim liberty to the
captives, and the opening of the prison to
them that are bound." Sin and death have
imprisoned our world, and multitudes are
sacrificed upon death's altar daily.
Paul Harvey once told of a little boy,
whom doting parents had spoiled into a
brat. The boy carried with him a sack, and in
the sack there was a most pitiful kind of stir-
ring. He had captured some tiny birds. The
sound of imprisoned wing-beats slapped
hopelessly at the heavy manila walls. A piti-
ful chirping now and then issued from the
little paper prison that he swung at his side.
He met an old man as he walked along who
asked, "Whatcha got in that sack?"
"I got a sack full of sparrows!" said the
little boy.
"What are you going to do with them?"
asked the old man.
"I'm going to take them out of the sack,
one by one, and tease them - pull a feather
out now and then, and then I'll release them
to the cat for his dinner."
After hearing that they were dinner for the
cat, the old man asked, "How much would
you sell the whole sack for?"


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Sunday, July 3, 2011


Sne linle DOy riougnt a moment ano ae-
cided that he should put a lot of capital on
the venture and dicker down if he had to, so
he threw out the figure: "I'll take two dollars
for the sack!"
"Done" said the old man; and he reached
in his pocket, pulled out the two dollars, and
gave them to the lad. The lad then handed
him the sack. The old man held it far more
kindly than the reckless youngster had. In a
moment he untwisted the coiled paper neck
of the bag and pulled it open. In but a little
bit, the sky connected brilliantly with the
open inside of the bag and the birds were
gone. - Robert J. Morgan, "Nelson's Com-
plete Book of Stories"
The trap has been opened: "...He gave his
only begotten Son..." to open the trap for us.
The price has been paid, and like that sack
full of birds, we are free. We can rise up with
Him in victory, because we are "...bought
with a price." (I Corinthians 6:20)
And so it happened one day that God met
Lucifer with a huge bag. Inside the bag were
the most hopeless sounds of life struggling
to be free - the sounds of young an old alike
wailing in pain.
"What have you got in the bag?" asked
the Father.
"People," smirked Lucifer.
"And what will you do with them?"
"I will torment them one by one, and
when they are all worn out with trials, I will
throw them into hell."
"And what will you take for all of them?"
"Your only Beloved."
"Done!" said the Father. And He reached
down to earth and gave us the gift of His
Son.
And in such an in-Him happy trade off,
we come to hold the key to the resurrection
and the life. "For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth should not perish, but
have everlasting life." (John 3:16)


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July Blood drives planned
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2011 Okeechobee High School Scholarship Night


Recipients of the Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District Scholarship
were Kelsey Burnham, Luke Joles, James Sharpe III, Jayce Turgeon and Jacob
Anuez. Scholarship awards were presented by Audrey Driggers in the amount
of $600. Scholarship awards were presented at Okeechobee High School's 2011
Scholarship Night on May 26.


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Recipients of the Okeechobee County Cattlewomen's Association Scholarship
were Raybon Durrance, Ana Maria Hernandez, Alexus Peaden, James Sharpe III,
Jessica Stratton, Meaghan Thomas and Jayce Turgeon. Scholarship awards were
presented by Audrey Driggers in the amount of $400. Scholarship awards were
presented at Okeechobee High School's 2011 Scholarship Night on May 26.


The recipient of the Physical Therapy
of Okeechobee Scholarship was Taylor
Douglas. The award was presented by
Toni Wiersma in the amount of $1,000.
Scholarship awards were presented
at Okeechobee High School's 2011
Scholarship Night on May 26.


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Special to the Okeechobee ews
Recipients of the Mildred Jones Memorial Scholarship were Amber Fessi, Isa-
bella Perido, Samantha Sapp and Alexis Winans. Scholarship awards were pre-
sented by Donald Jones and Toni Wiersma in the amount of $500. Scholarship
awards were presented at Okeechobee High School's 2011 Scholarship Night
on May 26.


special to the U eec aee ews
Recipients of the Gary/Rhinehart Theatre Award were Rey-
na Benitez, Amy Rivero and Preston Wiggins, Jr. Scholar-
ship awards were presented by JoAnne Rhinehart and Jim-
my Gary in the amount of $500. Scholarship awards were
presented at Okeechobee High School's 2011 Scholarship
Night on May 26.


Special to the Okeechobee News
Recipients of the Kay Mullins Memorial Scholarship were
Jose Aguilar, James Fralix and Ryan Jenkins. Scholarship
awards were presented by Danny "Bubba" Mullins, Jr. in
the amount of $1,000. Scholarship awards were presented
at Okeechobee High School's 2011 Scholarship Night on
May 26.


Special to the Okeechobee News
The recipient of the Devon Venables
Memorial Scholarship was Mark Weir.
The award was presented by Hailey
Venables in the amount of $2,400.
Scholarship awards were presented
at Okeechobee High School's 2011
Scholarship Night on May 26.


Okeechobee Forecast
Today: A 30 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sun-
ny, with a high near 91. East northeast wind
between 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around
71. East wind around 5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Independence Day: A 30 percent
chance of showers and thunderstorms af-
ter noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.
East northeast wind around 5 mph.
Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy,
with a low around 71. East wind around 5.
Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of show
ers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with
a high near 93. East northeast wind around
5 mph.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 72. East southeast wind around 5.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny,
with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming
east northeast around 5 mph.


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Community Events


North Eagles Lodge planning
July 3 Family Fun Day
Come join the North Eagles on Sunday,
July 3, for a family fun day. They will have
hamburgers for $2 donation and hotdogs
for $1.50 donation, There will be horse shoe
games, a dunk tank, and lots of fun for ev-
eryone.

VFW hosting celebration
Come join the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
9528 for a day of fun at the July 4 celebra-
tion and 'Liar's Club' event. Dinners will be
available with Cornish hens, stuffing, cran-
berry sauce, and green peas for a $7 dona-
tion. "Liar of the Year" will be crowned at
the annual '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. The VFW will have a
membership drive throughout the event. For
more information, please call Jonnie Patent
at 863-467-0600

Post #64 plans July 4 party
American Legion Post 64 will host a
Fourth of July Party from 1-4 p.m. Monday
we will have food starting at 1 p.m., until it
runs out. Cowboy Jody Karaoke from 1-4
p.m. Come join the fun. A drawing will be
held to will the winner of a grill at 3 p.m.
Everyone is welcome!

OCRA sign ups slated
Sign ups for football will be held at the
sports complex score tower on July 9, July
11 and July 23 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. for
ages 8 to 14. The OCRA website is ocras-
ports.com.

Obituaries
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.

Virgil H. Morgan, 66
OKEECHOBEE Virgil H. Morgan, 66, died at
the Hamrick Home on Wednesday, June 29,
2011.
Virgil was born in West Virginia, and had lived
in ('I., . 1i 1 .1 . - for the past 20 years. He enjoyed
fishing and working in his yard.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Morgan of
Buckhead Ridge; sons, David Morgan of Holly-
wood, Fla., Scott (Jessica) Morgan of Ft. Lauder-
dale; step-son, David (Charlene) Floyd of
Lexington, Ky.; granddaughter, Winifred Mor-
gan of Ft. Lauderdale; step-grandchildren, Mark
and Amanda Floyd; and step-great-grandson,
Trae Floyd, all of Lexington.
There will be no services held at this time.
Online condolences may be sent to
www.buxtonseawinds.com.
If friends desire, memorial donations may be
made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, ( , .. . .i , FL 34973.
Arrangements are under the care of Matthew
and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral
Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terrace, (i. I.. I, ,i , , Fla.


Conkerr Cancer pillowcase
'sit & sew' will be July 5
A Conkerr Cancer "sit and sew" event
will be held on Tuesday, July 5, from 10:30
a.m., until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Avenue.
Bring your sewing machine and fabric and
sew with other ladies in the community who
want to help make a difference to a child
with cancer or other life changing illnesses.

Main Street banquet will be
July 7 at conference center
Okeechobee Main Street's Annual Dinner
will be held on Thursday, July 7 beginning
at 6 p.m. at the Williamson Conference Cen-
ter of IRSC. This is the night that our Officers
and Directors will be installed as well as a
night to honor and pay tribute to our for-
mer President Maureen Burroughs for her
many years of service to our community and
Okeechobee Main Street. Dinner choices are
Roast Beef, Pork Loin or Baked Chicken with
the fixin's for $20 per person. Advance ticket
sales must be purchased by July 6th at the
Main Street Office.
Quit Smoking Now!
Do you want to quit smoking? More than
70% of tobacco users report that they do.
Come to the Okeechobee County Public
Library, 206 SW 16th Street, Okeechobee
on Thursday, July 7, at 5:30 p.m. and find
out how you can quit for good! There will
be a total of six sessions each Thursday
evening at 5:30 p.m. Free Nicotine Replace-
ment Therapy is available for those who
are eligible including patch, gum, lozenges
while supplies last. Register now, seating is
limited. To register or for more information
contact: 877-819-2357. The classes are spon-
sored by Everglades Area Health Education
Center www.eahectobacco.com.

OCRA to hold monthly meeting
The monthly meeting of OCRA will be
Monday, July I at 7 p.m. at the score tower
at the sports complex. The public is invited.
OCRA has a new website at ocrasports.com

Radio club holds July meeting
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club
will meet on Monday, July 11, at the Ameri-
can Red Cross Office, 323 N. Parrott Ave, at
7 p.m. and encourages anyone interested
in Ham Radio to attend. Meet the members







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Vacation Bible School
scheduled for July 11-15
First Baptist Church of Okeechobee will
offer Vacation Bible School July 11-15,
from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the church, 310
S.W 5th Avenue, for kids entering kindergar-
ten through fifth grade. The program is free.
For more information, call 863-763-2171.

Have coffee on July 12 with
Commissioner Hoover
Coffee with the Commissioner will be
hosted by Commissioner Joey Hoover on
Tuesday, July 12, from 10 a.m.-noon, and
will be held in Commissioner Hoover's of-
fice located at the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W Second Street, Room
244, Okeechobee. Citizens wishing to par-
ticipate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441
to schedule an appointment.

Garbage clean up
tournament planned
Lake Okeechobee and Kissimmee River
garbage clean up tournament is planned for
July 23, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Prizes for
heaviest weight total and more. Sign up at
Crappy Jack's and for more details call 863-
763-7753.

National Day of the Cowboy
will be held July 22 & 23
The public is invited to the National Day
of the American Cowboy Celebration to be
held on Friday and Saturday, July 22
and 23, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Cen-
ter! Gates will open Friday night at 6 p.m.
with a ranch rodeo and festivities ending at
Midnight. Saturday the gates open at 3 p.m.
with the cattle drive beginning at 4 p.m. at
Eli's Western Wear and ending at the Agri-
Civic Center where all the festivities will go
on until midnight. The celebration will be
two days of western heritage, dancing, food,
fun, vendors and cowboys. Vendor forms
can be picked up at the Main Street Office
located at 111 Northeast Second Street.


Okeechobee Club Soccer is inviting youth
ages 7-18 to participate in a week-long soc-
cer camp July 18-22. The camp operates
Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
soccer fields (across North Elementary). The
cost is $40 per camper, plus $20 for addition-
al siblings. Participants will work on funda-
mentals as well as intense training to build
speed, agility and ball control. Registration is
being held Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.,
at the soccer fields. Parents must complete
an application form and pay check or cash
to Okeechobee Club Soccer. The last day to
sign up is July 7. For more details, contact
Coach Davy at 863-634-7852.

Public review and comment

period to begin in August
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is
pleased to announce the upcoming release
for public review and comment of the draft
Land Protection Plan (LPP) and Environ-
mental Assessment (EA) for the proposed
Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife
Refuge and Conservation Area (now antici-
pated for August 2011). To help save money,
a digital copy of the draft LPP and EA will
be available for download on the Internet
at: http://www.fws.gov/southeast/greater-
everglades/. Copies will also be mailed out
to those who request them (please call
321.861.0667 or email EvergladesHeadwa-
tersProposal@fws.gov to request a copy if
you have not already done so and wish to
receive a copy in the mail). And, copies will
be available at the public meetings, which
will be scheduled during the public review
and comment period. For more information
or if you have any questions, please contact
us at: EvergladesHeadwatersProposal@fws.
gov or phone us at 321.861.2368. Additional
information can be found at the project's
website: http://www.fws.gov/southeast/
greatereverglades/.


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The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Cen-
ter was the center of attention at the Thurs-
day, June 30 meeting of the Okeechobee
County Commission. It's indebtedness was
paid off and a new director was hired for the
facility.
Commissioners voted to pay off the
$6,640,638 indebtedness on the agri-civic
center and the new judicial complex by July
15 . The money, in large part, comes from
reserves and reduces reserves by $ 5.1 mil-
lion, However, interim county administrator
Robbie Chartier felt it was a wise decision.
The action results in a savings of $300,000 in
interest payments and reduces county's to-
tal indebtedness from $11.4 million to $5.9
million.
"It's scary, but I think it's the right thing to
do," was the opinion of Commissioner Ray
Domer.
"We can move forward with this because
we have been saving money," said Commis-
sioner Margaret Helton.
John Geitner, of Seacoast National Bank,
stated that in the foreseeable future there
would not be much change in the very low
interest rate earned by the county's reserves.
Therefore, the savings in interest by the early
payoff of the loan would offset any loss of in-
terest that reserve funds would be earning.
Mrs. Chartier presented the credentials of
Alta Mosley. Ms. Mosley was chosen from a
field of 15 applicants for the agri- civic center
director's position by a committee consist-
ing of Mrs. Chartier and three members of
the agri-civic center committee - Mark Bran-
del, Bill Phares and Frank Cunningham. Ms.
Mosley has been connected with the South-
west Florida - Lee County Fair and the Lee
Civic Center for the past 14 years. She is a
member of the International Association of
Fairs and Expos and a past member of the
board of directors of both the National In-
dependent Concessionaires and the Florida
Federation of Fairs. "I highly recommend her
for the job," asserted Mrs. Chartier. With lit-
tle discussion, commissioners unanimously
endorsed Mrs. Chartier's recommendation.
"I look forward to working with you all,"
was Ms. Mosley's response.
During the public comment time Kim Mc-
Mahan led a delegation of citizens protesting
the lack of rest rooms and breakaway bases
at the OK Softball Field. Staff was directed
to pursue the matter and solicit donations
which Ms. McMahon said would be avail-
able from interested softball supporters.
Gary Ritter, director of South Florida Water
Management District's Okeechobee Service
Center, reported that repair work was being
done on the boat ramp at the Henry Creek
locks. He said that after July 4 the bridge at J
& S Fish Camp would be repaired.
Turning to other action, the board ap-
pointed commissioners Joey Hoover and
Margaret Helton and citizen Bill Dover to the
value adjustment board with Elvie Posey as
alternate citizen member and Glenn Snieder
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Buena Vista, Va.-The sixth annual Large
herd Seminar in South Gloucestershire,
England drew an impressive international
crowd. Focused on measuring and manag-
ing outcome, the sponsors worked to as-
semble the best possible list of speakers to
address the key issues of improving overall
management and productivity. Speakers in-
cluded academia, extension, and practical
on-farm managers from both the US and
the UK. One key speaker was Okeechobee,
Florida's own Dale Craig.
Dale Craig is a Barn Manager for McAr-
thur Farms, Inc. He has been employed in
the dairy industry since 1973, when he first
began as a milker for Charles McArthur
Farms. In 1989, Dale was promoted to the
Milking Site Manager for Barn 1. In his role
he manages 2,400 head of dairy cattle aver-
aging 92 lb. per head of 3.8% milk. The cows
are milked three times a day and the farm


Red cross seeks disaster volunteers!
The American Red Cross is looking for Disaster Services Volunteers for this Hurricane
Season! There are 4 main areas where volunteers are needed: Shelter Operations, Mass
Care Feeding, Damage Assessment, Administrative Functions.
All necessary training is free of charge, and a background check will be required. If
you would like to give of your time and talents to help your local community residents in
times of disaster, please call your Okeechobee Branch office at 863-763-2488.


Okeechobee Livestock Market Report


June 27 and 28, 2U11
Cows
Breaking $78.00
Cutter $61.00

Bulls
1000-1500 $87.00
1500-2000 $86.00


Calves
Cows
Str
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
Total


Monday Ti
414
164
19
7
41
39
684


Med #1
$80.00 200-250
$69.00 250-300
300-350
350-400
$93.00 400-450
$95.00 450-500
550-600
tuesday 600-650
975
331 Med #2
75 200-250
107 250-300
45 300-350
38 350-400
1571 400-450


Steers
180-185
170-185
155-175
140-165
132-145
125-140
117-127
120-125

Steers
150-175
142-165
130-152
120-138
110-130


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Hfrs
145-160
137-155
127-145
120-135
114-123
110-122
108-114
102-110

Hfrs
120-135
115-125
115-125
108-119
104-112


Prices were good this
week, cows and bulls were
mostly steady and calves
were probably $1-$2 higher.
Lots of good calves showing
up-runs are starting to pick
up. Alvin Sapp of Okeecho-
bee, topped the calf market
with a high of $2.05. Dunk-
lin Memorial, Okeechobee
topped the cow market with
a high of $80. Closed next
week-July 4. We will re-
open Monday, July 11.
See ya in two weeks!
Todd


Local barn manager is a featured

speaker at 2011 Large Herd seminar


does not use hormone Bovine Somatotropin
(bST). The herd's somatic cell count (SCC)
is consistently below 140,000 which is im-
pressive for any herd, even more so consid-
ering the sub-tropical climate.
Dale believes hands-on management is
required to achieve success. His presenta-
tion focused on fresh cow management and
cow comfort, and was given to a packed
crowd of 250+ attendees. Many were
amazed to learn this was the first time Dale
had ever spoken to a crowd outside of regu-
lar on-farm tours.
It was with great pleasure that Micron
Bio-Systems was able to sponsor Dale as a
featured speaker for this incredible event.
Dale's diligence in practice, and years of
hands-on experience provided attendees
with a unique look into everyday large herd
management in the US. Additional informa-
tion is available upon request.


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your care and affection and that of Henry.
Princess' Daddy and Mommy also very
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Heartland Discount Pharmacy
407 S. Parrott Avenue - Okeechobee (Next To Arby's On 441)
MON - FRI. 8am To 8pm, Saturday - 9 am to 4pm - 863-763-7633
This is beyond a doubt the best pharmacy that I personally have ever done business with. I
would like to explain some of the reasons as to why, to me, it is the best! It is a 100% Full
Service Pharmacy with FREE Home Delivery, no matter where you live in Okeechobee. He
will beat the price of any other pharmacy, and I mean any!
They have what is called a 30 Day Generic Medication Program that is only $3.99 on a lot
of different pills. You don't have to give them your prescriptions and wait in line to get them fill,
nor do you have to leave them and come back in an hour or two or more. They will fill your pre-
scriptions in just minutes, and still beat every other pharmacy on price. They accept all insur-
ance, but if you have no insurance, they will still try to find some way to help you. They won't
turn anyone away without trying their best to find a way to help you.
Also, they will take the time to explain your prescription medications with you, so you will not
go away not understanding what you have.
The owner is Harry Patel, RPH. He worked as a Pharmacist at Eckerd for three years in
Sarasota and then, for the next seven years, he was the manager of CVS Pharmacy in
Sarasota. He has been married to a wonderful lady for eight years, and they have a beautiful
daughter and another child due in October. He has six rules that he makes sure are 100%
enforced by all of his employees, and these are rules that makes me proud to be a customer
of his, and I feel they will you also!
Rule #1 - Dedication to delivering the highest quality service.
Rule # 2 - Compassion to treat every customer with respect.
Rule # 3 - Commitment to exceeding customer & doctor expectations.
Rule # 4 - Pharmacy to continually innovate and improve services.
Rule # 5 - To always make sure and dispense care.
Rule # 6 - Above all else - be closed every Sunday.
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FIREWORKS
Continued From Page 1

average of 2.4 inches of rainfall in the last
seven days, with a localized maximum
amount of 4.4 inches.
For the month of June, Okeechobee
County received an average of 5.47 inches
of rain which is 78 percent of the historical
average. Still, the county has a deficit of 1.5
inches.
Overall, from October through June,
Okeechobee County has a rainfall deficit of
9.90 inches.
Still, said Mr. Dietz, people see water
standing in their yards and in parking lots
and wonder why the county still has a burn
ban?
"That's the million dollar question," he


BUDGET
Continued From Page 1

employer paid the full amount put into the
retirement fund.
This could have an affect on the county
budget since it would, in effect, amount to a
savings to the county. "It will be a policy de-
cision," interim county administrator Robbie
Chartier said. County commissioners will
have to make the final decision as to how
to deal with these unanticipated funds. Mrs.
Chartier said there are at least two options.
The savings to the county could be given
back to the employees to replace the funds
taken out to pay into their retirement plan.
However, the employees would still come
up a little short. For example, if an employee
earns $100, that employee would pay 3 per-
cent of $100 or $3 toward retirement. If the
county gave that employee an additional $3,
the employee's total salary would be $103.
Therefore, the employee would pay 3 per-
cent of $103 or $3.09.
"One goal is to get reserves where they
should be," stated Mrs. Chartier. So another
option would be to use the savings to build
up reserves.
For county employees, the 3 percent
would amount to $194,135.
All of the constitutional officers receive
funding from the county, so they, in turn,
could receive an additional 3 percent.
"Yes, it will give us some extra room in
the budget," conceded tax collector Celeste
Watford. However, she went on to say it is


said. "They say 'if it doesn't get lifted, I've
got family somewhere else and I'll just go
see them.' Local people are buying them
(fireworks) here and taking them out of the
county."
He went on to say customers are puzzled
that fireworks are being sold but, because of
the ban, can't be used in the county.
"This is one of those areas where it's a
little tricky," said David McCain, the interim
chief of Okeechobee Fire/Rescue in an ear-
lier interview. "We can't stop them from
selling fireworks. When they get their per-
mit from the building department they are
supposed to be given a copy of a burn ban
and are supposed to notify people who buy
fireworks about the burn ban. It's their re-
sponsibility to notify the public."
Both men, whose businesses are next to
each other in the Holiday Inn Express park-
ing lot on U.S. 441 S., have posters up stating


too early in the budget year to determine
how to use these unanticipated funds. She
said she was going to try to hold the bud-
get to this years' level. For the tax collec-
tor, 3 percent of employees salaries would
amount to about $16,000. However, the tax
collector is governed by the Department of
Revenue whose rules require the tax collec-
tor to follow the lead of the county in either
refunding the 3 percent to employees or us-
ing it for some other purpose. The property
appraiser's 3 percent would also amount to
about $16,000. However, the tax collector is
also bound by the rules of the department
of revenue and must follow the lead of the
county.
For the clerk of the court the 3 percent of
salaries would amount to $38,200. Turning
to the sheriff's office that 3 percent would
be $227,581.47. The supervisor of elections'
employees would pay at total of $2,444.
All totaled, the 3 percent for county and
constitutional officers employees would to-
tal approximately $494,366.
Because the school board is a separate
taxing entity, they could also experience a
savings, depending on how the 3 percent
were used. However, at this point it has not
been determined what to do with those
funds. For the school board, the 3 percent
for employees paid from local taxes would
be $901,380. Some employees are paid from
state and federal funds. Of those employees,
3 percent would amount to $1,079,085. With
over 1,000 employees, the school board is
the largest employer in the county.


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that the county is under a burn ban and both
readily hand out flyers from the county that
explain the ban.
But neither vendor has had customers
leave their tent without buying something
due to the ban.
"We've had a few questions and we refer




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Chris Dietz, seen with the 24-piece
Zombie fireworks display he designed,
said Friday, July 1, that business has
been good at his Big Daddy Boom
Fireworks tent located in the Holiday
Inn Express parking lot on U.S. 441 S.
despite the burn ban in Okeechobee
County.


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them (customers) to the sheet the county
gave us," said Mr. Smith. "People's attitudes
have been great. We're just hopeful we
won't be under a burn ban (on July 4th)."
Depending on rainfaill, there is a pos-
sibility the burn ban could be lifted. For
information on the burn ban online, see
the Okeechobee County Emergency Man-
agement web site at http://www.okeecho-
beeeoc.com/ or the Okeechobee News Fa-
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The Okeechobee Republican Party Thanks:

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We would also like to thank our sponsors:
Platinum: Representative Mike Horner
Gold: Property Appraiser Bill Sherman and Syfrett Feed
i,. Silver: Sid Dinersteiin Sheriff P.auil Ma.,. Count', Commissoner
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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Last of the first
Lieutenant Robert Mears with Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue retired June
18 with 31 years of service to the county. He said he was the last of the
original employees of fire/rescue. At the Thursday, June 30, meeting of the
Okeechobee County Commission, Commission Chairperson Margaret Helton
presented Lt. Mears with a proclamation honoring his service to the county.


Red cross seeks disaster volunteers!
The American Red Cross is looking for Disaster Services Volunteers for this Hurricane
Season! There are 4 main areas where volunteers are needed: Shelter Operations, Mass
Care Feeding, Damage Assessment, Administrative Functions.
All necessary training is free of charge, and a background check will be required. If
you would like to give of your time and talents to help your local community residents in
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Thirty-two year service
On June 24, Margie Johnson, insurance clerk with Okeechobee County Fire/
Rescue and volunteer for the Okeechobee County Board of County Com-
missioners retired after 32 years of service to the county. At the Thursday,
June 30, commission meeting, Commission Chairperson Margaret Helton,
left, presented Ms. Johnson with a proclamation honoring her service to the
county.







Fall registration opens at IRSC I


With quality, convenience, and affordable
costs, Indian River State College serves over
34,000 Research Coast residents annually.
IRSC offers over 150 programs, including As-
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and Bachelor's Degree programs in grow-
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and human services. The priority deadline
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Statistics continue to demonstrate that
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More information may be obtained at a free
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Technologies at the Main Campus.
IRSC works closely with students to make
the most of financial aid opportunities and
scholarships. Over $36 million in financial
aid was awarded to IRSC students last year.
Fine Arts scholarships are still available for
those students interested in majoring in the-
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In addition to financial aid, IRSC is com-
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There is an IRSC campus within easy
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Lucie; and Dixon Hendry Campus at 2229
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Helping the community
Okeechobee Wal-Mart hosted a two-day benefit collecting food, monetary
donations and the proceeds from a hot dog stand. All donations were for the
Food and Hunger Program and were given to Big Lake Mission Outreach.
There were 52 associates and managers who donated 266 hours to run the
benefit. They also selected Big Lake Missions for a grant from the Wal-Mart
Foundation. Big Lake Missions would like to thank all who participated. Pic-
tured left to right are Bruce Swinford of Big Lake Missions, Kevin Lafort, Wal-
Mart manager and Pam Wyatt of Big Lake Missions.


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FHP will step up their



efforts for the holiday


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The Florida Highway Patrol will be on the
state's highways in full force over the holiday
weekend in an effort to reduce the number
of vehicle crashes, and to help motorists.
The holiday weekend began Friday, July
1, and extends through midnight, July 4.
"The FHP is committed to making Flori-
da's highways safer, and we plan to do that
by bolstering our forces to reduce the num-
ber and severity of crashes," said FHP Direc-
tor Colonel David Brierton. "Our troopers
will take appropriate enforcement action on
those drivers who put themselves and oth-
ers in danger."
All uniformed FHP personnel, including
those normally assigned to administrative
duties, will patrol interstates and other major


state roads throughout the four-day holiday
period. FHP auxiliary and reserve troopers
will volunteer to augment FHP's forces dur-
ing the holiday enforcement period.
The strategy is aimed at increasing FHP's
presence throughout Florida in an effort to
deter traffic violations and to enhance ser-
vices to motorists who break down while
traveling, or who need other assistance.
Motorists are reminded that it's important
to check the air pressure in the tires on their
cars, which includes the spare. Driving long
distances in the summer heat can cause a
tire to deteriorate, which can lead to blow-
outs and tread separation.
Also, to contact FHP to report an aggres-
sive driver or request roadside assistance
dial *FHP (*347) from your cell phone.


Okeechobee 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).
* Randy Ceasar Hubert, 16, N.E. 103rd
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 29 by
Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with sexual
battery-victim under 12 perpetrator under 18
(13 counts). He is being held without bond.
* Ebony Monique Robinson, 26, S.E.
Third Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June
30 by Deputy Cpl Aric Majere on a Hendry
County warrant charging her with failure to
appear - possession of marijuana (felony).
She is being held without bond.
* Diane Marie Pino, 42, S.E. 28th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 30 by Dep-


uty Bart Potter on warrants charging her
with the felonies of violation of probation
- burglary of an unoccupied structure (two
counts) and failure to appear. She is being
held without bond.
* Joel Andrew Huddleston, 28, Way
Side Road, Oak Ridge, Tenn., was arrested
June 30 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an
Okeechobee County warrant charging him
with tampering with a witness. He is being
held without bond.
* Johnny Lewis Hunter Jr., 19, Carolina
Place, Clewiston, was arrested June 30 by
Deputy DeMarcus Dixon on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with felony
criminal mischief. His bond 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.


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What's changed since you were last hospitalized?


Raulerson Hospital has been serving this
community for more than 30 years. Over
that time many local residents have prob-
ably been a patient at or visited someone in
the Hospital. Understandably a stay in the
hospital is not the kind of get-away anyone
really looks forward to. Chances are, if you
are there, you are not feeling well or you are
visiting someone else who is ill; neither of
which deter Raulerson Hospital from con-
tinually developing ways to exceed patients'
expectations.
Many changes impacting the healthcare
industry have occurred over the years, in-
cluding: technological advancements in
equipment and procedures, introduction
of the HIPPA Privacy Rule, which provides
federal protection for personal health infor-
mation, and even the very pharmaceuticals
used to treat patients' needs, have evolved
from tedious research studies and trials.
"Locally we are constantly developing
new initiatives focused on enhancing the
level of care, and overall experience for our
patients, their families and the community,"
commented Raulerson Hospital CEO Robert
Lee.
Raulerson Hospital has many new patient-
centered initiatives to improve the patient's
experience while in the care of Raulerson
Hospital. The "No Passing Zone" addresses
the response time to patients' needs and
requests for assistance. When patients use
their nurse call-button to request assistance,


a light above their ..w , 15
room is illuminat- p --.,,.ic . -
ed in the hallway. , t I ...1. ,
All Raulerson Hos- . r... I .. , .. sno. ,.o Aou
pital staff, includ-
ing non-clinical
employees, are Lc Ii,| ;': r', '...
trained to respond
to a patient's room
when the patient's HNu-_
call-light is on. If ,,
the staff member
cannot provide the
assistance needed, ,, .-
they will imme-
diately notify the ....,-
nursing staff or
other appropriate
department staff. ""r'^ I SpclNeed
Often times the
requests for as-
sistance can be as
simple as provid- Patient/ClU
ing ice or water to Tnl. b. . a _ _-U
the patient. --..,-- ,l�b -" "
To improve ,I,=-..m.-.... .
communication
between the pa-
tient, their family and care-givers, the hospi-
tal has added "White Boards" to the patient
rooms. Each patient has their own "White
Board." When the patient is admitted to
the hospital, the nurse will record informa-
tion on the board specific to that patient.


- ~p NmNui. (M) Information
Today'. oaw includes the
pklLdpDilep t patient'ss
4e Pim =Dd i Flar Dr. .. name prefer-
ence, their
- assigned
care-givers
names and
phone ex-
.r ,m.nTe. n.n�maen.-- tensions as
well as vital
signs, proce-
dures, and
'" *r*ni , agement
2� s 3 r .. a assessment
u ,ypua.-i ] goals. The
MuyLaP W aM ,a �m" boards are
YFulr y-Palsiscaluu. updated by
S the care-giv
S ers assigned
t'i tat " to the patient
throughout
*. the day as
" .. information
aNw changes and
-- .. again at each
shift change.
Your physical surroundings also play a
role in your overall experience, level of com-
fort and ability to relax and heal. Raulerson
Hospital has undergone a multi-year renova-
tion that focused on improvements to patient
rooms and common areas. For instance, all


hospital beds have been replaced with more
comfortable, state of the art beds. The new
beds are equipped with bed alarms, which
help to prevent patient falls and the high
quality mattresses also promote increased
circulation.
While improved response times, com-
munication, and comfort are all important
factors, one of the most critical areas of
enhancement at Raulerson Hospital is in-
patient safety. Many programs, large and
small scale, have been implemented to
make the patient experience, a safe one. As
the hospital prepares for the 2011 Hurricane
Season, its staff participates in emergency
preparedness drills and are trained to re-
spond to Emergency Codes in any situation.
The hospital is fully hurricane-shuttered
with hurricane impact doors and windows
installed throughout the facility. The hospital
is equipped with a 750kw generator to sup-
ply electricity to the entire facility, a backup
water supply and advanced communication
equipment.
If you have not been to Raulerson Hos-
pital lately, stop by and see these improve-
ments to your community hospital! The staff
and management at Raulerson Hospital are
eager to answer your questions. Likewise if
you have any concerns, please do not hesi-
tate to contact Hospital administrators and
share your thoughts.
This article was provided by Raulerson
Hospital.


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Our highly qualified healthcare team provides comprehensive surgical care to
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outcome.

We have also added a state-of-the-art "Patient Tracker" allowing your family
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Our Medical Staff includes physicians in the following specialties:


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Airboaters Association hosts Appreciation Weekend


The Lake Okeechobee Airboaters Asso-
ciation will host the third annual Airboater
Appreciation weekend July 15-17.
On July 14, there will be a meeting of the
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association meet-
ing at Beef 0' Bradys in Okeechobee. The
meeting starts at 6:30.
On July 15, the Florida Airboaters Asso-
ciation will host a manufacturers summit
in Okeechobee. The airboaters will gather
for lunch and a meeting at the Pier II resort
on U.S. 441. There will be a limited product
and services display area. That night FAA
will host a cracker style gathering at Pier II
resort. The menu will include frog legs, al-
ligator, dirty rice, hush puppies and more, all
prepared by FFA leadership for the affiliate
members.
On Saturday, July 16, the FAA Curry Island
Unity Rally will take place at Harney Pond
Canal around 11 a.m. After the ceremony
airboaters will have free time to ride Lake
Okeechobee and enjoy the weekend. The
FFA Appreciation Awards will be presented
Saturday night at the Shrine Club, with cock-
tails at 6 p.m. and steak dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Clubs and affiliates are encouraged to re-
serve tables.
Sunday morning, July 17, FAA will host a
President's breakfast meeting for Airboater
Unity and Fellowship for all involved in the
airboating business.
The purpose of the weekend is to unify
airboat enthusiasts with the business that
rely on airboaters and public lands access


for survival. Special hotel rates are available for all
To make a reservation or for more infor- participants when they call Pier II directly
nation, contact Vickie Cruz, FAA Secretary, and request the FAA Unity Weekend Deal,
at 407-383-1093. 863-763- 8003.

FWC report monitor lizards sited


Sightings of monitor lizards in Broward
and Palm Beach counties have increased
this summer, prompting biologists with
the Exotic Species Coordination Section of
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) and others to begin
surveying and trapping efforts. The prima-
ry area of concern is the C-51 canal along
Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach.
Nine Nile monitors have been seen
in recent surveys of the area. One was
trapped, and a second monitor, 5 feet in
length, was removed from a homeowner's
screened patio last week after gaining ac-
cess through a doggie door. Both reptiles
were euthanized.
The FWC is working with the South
Florida Water Management District, which
manages the canal, to monitor traps and
conduct surveys.
Several species of monitor lizards have
been reported more sporadically in central
Broward County but not all have been Nile
monitors and not all could be verified.
"This is a high-priority species for us,"
said Scott Hardin, coordinator of the FWC's
Exotic Species Coordination Section. "We
plan to go after them aggressively to ei-


their try to eradicate them or suppress their
numbers if they are determined to be es-
tablished."
The FWC asks the public to report
sightings of Nile monitors to 888-IVE-GOT1
(888-483-4681). The hotline has been set
up by the Nature Conservancy and Ever-
glades National Park in cooperation with
the FWC. The public may also report sight-
ings and upload photos on the Web at
www.IveGotl .org.
Monitor lizards may exceed 7 feet in
length and are known to be very defensive
when cornered, so the FWC discourages
attempts to capture the lizards. They are
known to be more active during the hot
summer months, explaining why reports
have increased.
Nile monitors are large, predatory liz-
ards native to Africa. This species nests
around water, and the FWC is concerned
about potential predation in bird rookeries.
A population of Nile monitors is established
in an area of Cape Coral, on the southwest
coast of Florida.


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Heirlooms - and other 'seedy' words


By Dan Culbert - Extension
Horticulture Agent
UF/IFAS Extension Service
Okeechobee
Recently a visitor asked a question about
"heirloom seeds." Gardeners may have
heard the term, but may not have a good
idea of what it means. Knowing a little bit
about how seeds are produced can improve
the chances of success in the garden. It's the
focus of this column on seedy words.
The first seedy words to know are a culti-
vated var-iety or cultivar. This is a plant that
has been selected for its desirable charac-
teristics that make it different from others.
Those differences can be passed on to new
plants by their seed or though cuttings or
other means.
The Trials
During my time at the University, I
"helped out" several researchers with vari-
ety trials. This is where different cultivars of
the same kind of plant are grown under the
same growing conditions. Measurements
are taken on such things as the first date of
harvest, the number and size of the product,
their ability to resist pests, and sometimes
a visual appearance rating was made -i.e.,
looking for the perfect "10."
Trials may be duplicated in different areas
and over different years. The cultivars that do
the best are the ones that are recommended.
It takes time and money to conduct these tri-
als. When funds are not available for these
kinds of investigations, new varieties may
not be adequately tested and recommenda-
tions may not be offered.
Heirloom Varieties
Several years ago, when considerable in-
terest in heirloom vegetables appeared, UF
vegetable crop researchers performed a va-
riety trial of heirloom tomatoes. They want-
ed to see how these tomatoes could hold up
under large-scale commercial production.
Their conclusion was: "Many [heirloom]
varieties may be suitable for Florida home
gardens and a few may be appropriate for
our commercial markets. [However,] com-
mercial heirloom growers must be aware
of the considerable fruit quality, harvesting,
and shipping constraints associated with
heirloom tomatoes."


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What is this term heirloom? According to
one reference, a plant must meet three cri-
teria to be considered an heirloom variety:
the variety must grow "true to type" from
seed saved from each fruit; seed must have
been available for more than 50 years; and
the variety must have a history or folklore of
its own.
So what does it mean to be "true to
type"? This means that the plants will show
the same color form, shape, taste, plant
growth characteristics and even pest resis-
tance among all examples of that variety. For
example, while there could be some slight
differences, you can depend on a Purple
Cherokee Tomato to grow as an indetermi-
nate vine-like habit, have a unique maroon
red colored fruit with a flattened beefsteak
tomato shape, and normally mature with a
tomato size of about a pound.
Open pollination
and hybrid vigor
Heirloom vegetables are also open-pol-
linated or non-hybrid. These cultivars are
produced by self-pollination or by repeated
crossing to the same parental type. The seed
they contain can be saved from fully-ripened
fruit, and when grown in the following year,
they will produce fruit that will resemble the
parents.
Another kind of variety is called a hybrid -
a variety that comes from crossing two differ-
ent inbred parents that differ in one or more
characteristics. Inbreds have been allowed
to only reproduce with the same parents
over several generations. With each result-
ing generation, these plants often become
smaller, less vigorous and less productive.
Why do this? When two unrelated in-bred
offspring are finally allowed to cross with
another inbred line, a magical explosion of
crop strength and growth - "hybrid vigor" - is
the result.
The vigor of hybridization allows yields to
increase, pest resistance to be added, and it
may include other desirable characteristics
which can improve the crop. Some have
credited crop hybridization as a prime rea-
son for our country's ability to feed larger
populations with fewer farmers.
A down side of hybridization is that if
you collect and save the seed from a hybrid
variety, its offspring will show a loss of that
hybrid vigor -it will start to revert back to its


inbred parents. The result is, if you want the
vigorous capacity that comes with hybrid
varieties, don't save the seed for replanting.
You will have to buy seed from seed compa-
nies instead.
But there are other down sides to sav-
ing seed too. Seed can transmit various dis-
eases from one generation to another, both
from outside the seed coat and within the
genetics of the seed. And seed need to be
appropriately handled and stored at correct
temperatures and humidity or they will die.
Some seed store well over several years,
while others have a short "shelf life" and
need to be used promptly.
Some gardeners and consumers choose
to use "organic" vegetables. For vegetable
farms that are growing organic produce,
they have to use organic seed. This means
that the vegetables that were grown to pro-
duce the seed crop also had to avoid syn-
thetic pesticides and fertilizers, and must
avoid the use of genetic modification tech-
niques. Generally speaking, organic growers
use open pollinated (i.e. non-hybrid) variet-
ies, and in some cases they may also use the
old time heirloom varieties. Growing veg-
etables for seed means longer growing sea-
sons and increased exposure to pests - and
increased challenges if organic methods are
to be used. (A UF bulletin is available that
outlines how this is accomplished.)
Back to the beginning: The visitor spe-
cifically wanted to know what kinds of heir-
loom seeds would grow here and what they
needed to do to successfully grow them. I
think what he really wanted to know is if
there were any recommendations for heir
loom vegetables adapted to this area and
if their culture would be any different than
other vegetables.
UF recommended varieties of Florida veg-
etables can be found in our Extension bul-
letin, Florida Vegetables Gardening Guide.
If you grow a vegetable garden you need
a copy, available at our office - or it can be
found online - http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh021.
And if you need some suggestions for
sources of heirloom vegetable seeds, I will
add a few of these to the references at the
bottom of the on-line version of this news
articleat: ii. ..l . . . I .I,. l i - i, l , ,l11 O ur
phone number is 863-763-6469, and you can
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$1,090.00 monthly
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3/2/1Kings Bay $850
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2/2DW T.I. w/bonus
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2/lin town $650
Lrg workshop avail.
2/1.5/1T.C.I $750
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4/3DW T.C.I $1,000
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3-CBS 3/2 avail off
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New carpet. On Rim Ca-
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Please call
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tile throughout, $800
mo. & up. 1st & sec.
moves you in.
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much to list, $800/mo,
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TREASURE ISLAND
2br/2ba on the water.
lbr on the water.
3br/2ba (Concrete
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Nice area. Small pets
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deck w/150hp Johnson
motor and custom tan-
dem trailer. Includes
generator and lights for
night fishing. Must
see. $9,500.00
(863)273-9318 or
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1993 Harris DECK BOAT
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70hp Johnson w/SS
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Notice of Meeting
Okeechobee County Construction Industry
Licensing Board
rhe Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold a
public meeting on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 3:30 P.M. The public meeting wil
,e held at the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, located al
:he 1728 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, con
act Faye Huffman at the Planning and Development Department, 1700 N.W
)th Ave., Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; (863) 824-3001.
\ll interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public
neebng. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Boarc
vith respect to any matter considered at this meebng will need to ensure
:hat a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and that the record in
ludess the tesbmony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for offi-
:ial record ofthe Department.
-aye Huffman, Secretary to Board
)keechobee County
constructionn Industry Licensing Board
391191 ON 7/3/2011

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OFA PROPOSED
SPECIAL EXCEPTION
A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board ol
adjustmentt and Appeals on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. or a!
;oon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers
,m 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website
vww.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department
)clement@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218.
Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 11-001-SE, submitted
y property owner Thomas C. Close, on behalf of Close Properbes, Inc., tc
allow a beauty shop within a CPO Zoning District (Ref Code Book Sectior
)0-223(2). Property is located at 406 NW 3rd Street. Legal: Lots 9 through
L2 of Bock 126, Okeechobee, according to the plat thereof recorded in Pal
3ook 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in saic
hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours
Ion-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making bod)
quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Excepbons.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires tc
appeal any decision made by the Board of Adjustment and Appeals with re
;pect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to en
;ure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
esbmony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. General Ser
lces media are used for the sole purpose of back-up for the department. In
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons
bleeding special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should con
act the General Services Office at 863-763-3372 for assistance.
)y: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Petition No. 11-001-SE
390911 ON 7/3,13/2011

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
IHE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NILL HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011 AT 9:00 A.M. Al
-HE ADMINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTEN
;ION OFFICE, SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHO
3EE, FL. A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON
REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL
%NY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER
CONSIDEREDD AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF
-HE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEE[
FO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH IN
LUDESS THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TC
iE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING
UUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEI
BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN
-HE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
N ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PER
;ONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TC
PARTICIPATEE IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT'S
OFFICESS BY CALLING (863)- 7634601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TC
-HE DATE OF THE MEETING.
NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUAT
C SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE.
-HE 2011-2012 BUDGET WILL BE ADDRESSED.
NILLARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMANN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
L7429 NW 242ND STREET
)KEECHOBEE, FL 34972
1863)7634601 OR (863)634-3166
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July 3, 2011


NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
AGENCY: Bureau ofIndian Affairs (BIA)
ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA)
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has issued a Finding of N(
ignifcant Impact (FONSI) for approving the construcon and lease of a nev
home on an approximately 1.5 acre parcel at 17228 East Tucker Ridge Drive
within the Seminole Tribe of Florida's Brighton Seminole Indian Reservatlor
(BRSIR), in Glades County, Florida (Township 39 South, Range 33 East, Sec
tion 16). The BIA has approved and adopted the Environmental Assessmen
(EA), dted May 2011, prepared by the Seminole Tribe of Florida Environ
mental Resource Management Department and entitled "Kelly Tommle Nev
Home Site Lease, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Brighton Reservation, Glade:
County, Florida". This EA has been adopted and FONSI issued for the ap
proval of the home construction and lease of trust lands in compliance witl
the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969.
NOTICE: This is a Notice of Availability (NOA), that the EA and FONSI fo
the Federal action of approving the proposed home construction and lease o
trust property are available for public review. The BIA has approved an(
adopted the above referenced EA which addressed this proposal. The FONS
determination was based on review and analysis of the information in th,
EA. Based on the EA, it has been determined that the action will not result 11
significant impacts to the quality of the human environment, therefore, ai
Environmental Impact Statement is not required. You may obtain a copy o
the EA and FONSI from the BIA Eastern Regional Office or the Environments
Resources Management Department of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, 636!
Taft Street, Suite 3008, Hollywood, FL 33024, telephone (954) 965-4380.
APPEALS: "This FONSI is a finding on environmental effects, not a decislor
to proceed with an action, therefore cannot be appealed. 25 C.F.R. Part 2.'
requires a 30 day appeal period after the decision to proceed with the action
s made before the action may be implemented. Appeal information will b,
made publicly available when the decision to proceed is made."
For further information please contact Kurt G. Chandler, Regional Environ
mental Scientst, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eastern Regional Ofice, 545 Mar
riott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37214, telephone (615) 564-6832.
Kelth Werner Date: 5/19/2011
Superintendent, Seminole Agency
Bureau ofIndian Affairs
Seminole Agency
390427 ON 7/3/2011


NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
AGENCY: Bureau ofIndian Affairs (BIA)
ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA)
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has issued a Finding of N(
Significant Impact (FONSI) for approving the construction and lease of a nev
home on a 1.42 acre parcel on Lucy Bowers Access Drive, off of Tucke
Ridge Road, within the Seminole Tribe of Florida's Brighton Seminole Indlar
Reservation (BRSIR), in Glades County, Florida (Township 39 South, Rang,
33 East, Section 18). The BIA has approved and adopted the Environments
Assessment (EA), dated May 2011, prepared by the Seminole Tribe of Florid;
Environmental Resource Management Deparbnent and entitled "Gloria Wil
son New Home Site Lease, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Brighton Reservation
blades County, Florida". This EA has been adopted and FONSI issued for tht
approval of the home construction and lease of trust lands in compliant
with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969.
NOTICE: This is a Notice of Availability (NOA), that the EA and FONSI fo
the Federal action of approving the proposed home construction and lease o
trust property are available for public review. The BIA has approved an(
adopted the above referenced EA which addressed this proposal. The FONS
determination was based on review and analysis of the information in tht
EA. Based on the EA, it has been determined that the action will not result 11
significant impacts to the quality of the human environment, therefore, ai
Environmental Impact Statement is not required. You may obtain a copy o
the EA and FONSI from the BIA Eastern Regional Office or the Environments
Resources Management Department of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, 636!
Taft Street, Suite 3008, Hollywood, FL 33024, telephone (954) 965-4380.
APPEALS: "This FONSI is a finding on environmental effects, not a decislor
to proceed with an action, therefore cannot be appealed. 25 C.F.R. Part 2.'
requires a 30 day appeal period after the decision to proceed with the action
s made before the action may be implemented. Appeal information will b,
made publicly available when the decision to proceed is made."
For further information please contact Kurt G. Chandler, Regional Environ
mental Scientst, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eastern Regional Office, 545 Mar
riott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37214, telephone (615) 564-6832.
Kelth Werner Date: 5/19/2011
Superintendent, Seminole Agency
Bureau ofIndian Affairs
Seminole Agency
390428 ON 7/3/2011


NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
AGENCY: Bureau ofIndian Affairs (BIA)
ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA)
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has issued a Finding of N(
Significant Impact (FONSI) for approving the construction and lease of
home on trust property for Derrick Smith. The approximately 1.5 acre lot i
ocated on North Tucker Ridge Road within the Seminole Tribe of Florida'
Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (BRSIR), in Glades County, Flornd
(Township 39 South, Range 33 East, Section 05). The BIA has approved an(
adopted the Environmental Assessment (EA), dated May 2011, prepared b,
the Seminole Tribe of Florida Environmental Resource Management Depart
ment and entitled "Derrick Smith Home, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Brightor
Reservation, Glades County, Florida". This EA has been adopted and FONS
ssued for the approval of the home construction and lease of trust lands 11
:ompliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969.
NOTICE: This is a Nobce of Availability (NOA), that the EA and FONSI fo
the Federal acbon of approving the proposed home construction and lease o
tust property are available for public review. The BIA has approved an(
adopted the above referenced EA which addressed this proposal. The FONS
determination was based on review and analysis of the information in tht
EA. Based on the EA, it has been determined that the action will not result 11
significant impacts to the quality of the human environment, therefore, ar
Environmental Impact Statement is not required. You may obtain a copy o
the EA and FONSI from the BIA Eastern Regional Office or the Environmenta
Resources Management Department of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, 636!
Taft Street, Suite 3008, Hollywood, FL 33024, telephone (954) 965-4380.
APPEALS: "This FONSI is a finding on environmental effects, not a decislor
to proceed with an action, therefore cannot be appealed. 25 C.FR. Part 2.;
requires a 30 day appeal period after the decision to proceed with the acbor
s made before the action may be implemented. Appeal information will b,
made publicly available when the decision to proceed is made."
For further information please contact Kurt G. Chandler, Regional Environ
mental Scientist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eastern Regional Office, 545 Mar
nott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37214, telephone (615) 564-6832.
Keith Werner Date: 5/19/2011
Superintendent, Seminole Agency
Bureau ofIndian Affairs
Seminole Agency
390426 ON 7/3/2011

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
AGENCY: Bureau ofIndian Affairs (BIA)
ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA)
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is issuing a Finding of N(
Significant Impact (FONSI) for approving the construction and lease of
home on trust property for Sarah Ann Sampson. The approximately 1.5 acr,
ot is located is located at 20010 Billy Bowlegs Road within the Tribe's Brigh
ton Seminole Indian Reservabon (BRSIR). in Glades County, Florida (Town
ship 38 South, Range 33 East, Section 32). The BIA has approved an(
adopted the Environmental Assessment (EA), dated May 2011, prepared b1
the Seminole Tribe of Florida Environmental Resource Management Depart
ment and entitled "Sarah Ann Sampson Home Site. Seminole Indian Tribe o
Florida. Brighton Reservabon. Glades County, Florida"' This EA has beer
adopted and FONSI issued for the approval of the home construction an(
ease of trust lands in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Ac
(NEPA) of 1969.
NOTICE: This is a Nobce of Availability (NOA). that the EA and FONSI fo
the Federal acton of approving the proposed home construction and lease o
tust property are available for public review. The BIA has approved an(
adopted the above referenced EA which addressed this proposal. The FONS
determination was based on review and analysis of the information in tht
EA. Based on the EA. it has been determined that the action will not result 11
significant impacts to the quality of the human environment, therefore, ar
Environmental Impact Statement is not required. You may obtain a copy o
the EA and FONSI from the BIA Eastern Regional Office or the Environmenta
Resources Management Department of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, 636!
Taft Street, Suite 3008, Hollywood, FL 33024, telephone (954) 965-4380.
APPEALS: "This FONSI is a finding on environmental effects, not a decislor
to proceed with an action, therefore cannot be appealed. 25 C.FR. Part 2.;
requires a 30 day appeal period after the decision to proceed with the acbor
s made before the action may be implemented. Appeal information will b,
made publicly available when the decision to proceed is made."
For further information please contact Kurt G. Chandler, Regional Environ
mental Scientist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eastern Regional Office, 545
Marriott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37214. telephone (615) 5646832.
Keith Werner Date: 5/20/2011
Superintendent, Seminole Agency
Bureau ofIndian Affairs
Seminole Agency
390575 ON 7/3/2011


NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
AGENCY: Bureau ofIndian Affairs (BIA)
ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA)
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has issued a Finding of N(
significant Impact (FONSI) for approving the construction and lease o
iomes on trust property for Duane Osceola and Shirley Tommle Sotelo. ThE
iome sites will be constructed on undeveloped parcels located within thE
Tribe's Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (BRSIR), in Glades County
lorida (Township 39 South, Range 33 East, and Section 12). The BIA ha!
approved and adopted the Environmental Assessment (EA), dated JunE
2011, prepared by the Seminole Tribe of Florida Environmental Resourc(
Management Department and entitled "Duane Osceola, and Shirley TommiE
3otelo New Home Site Leases, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Brighton Reserva
:ion, Glades County, Florida". This EA has been adopted and FONSI issue(
For the approval of the home construction and lease of trust lands in compel
ance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969.
NOTICE: This is a Notice of Availability (NOA), that the EA and FONSI fo
:he Federal action of approving the proposed home construction and lease o
:rust property are available for public review. The BIA has approved an(
adopted the above referenced EA which addressed this proposal. The FONS:
determination was based on review and analysis of the information in thE
:A. Based on the EA, it has been determined thatthe action will not result ir
significant impacts to the quality of the human environment, therefore, ar
environmentall Impact Statement is not required. You may obtain a copy o
:he EA and FONSI from the BIA Eastern Regional Office or the Environmenta
Resources Management Department of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, 636!
Taft Street, Suite 3008, Hollywood, FL 33024, telephone (954) 965-4380.
APPEALS: "This FONSI is a finding on environmental effects, not a decislor
:o proceed with an action, therefore cannot be appealed. 25 C.F.R. Part 2.;
requires a 30 day appeal period after the decision to proceed with the actor
s made before the action may be implemented. Appeal information will bE
nade publicly available when the decision to proceed is made."
For further information please contact Kurt G. Chandler, Regional Environ
mental Scientist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eastern Regional Office, 545 Mar
ilott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37214, telephone (615) 564-6832.
Superintendent, Seminole Agency
bureau of Indian Affairs
Seminole Agency
390429 ON 7/3/2011

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
AGENCY: Bureau ofIndian Affairs (BIA)
ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA)
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has issued a Finding of N(
Significant Impact (FONSI) for approving the construction and lease of 2 sin
jle family homes on trust property for Ida Frances Osceola and Shaun Cod,
Dsceola on 1.5 and 1.9 acres sites respectively. These sites are located alonc
Hartley Canal Road, just south of Harney Canal, within the Seminole Tribe o
lorida's Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (BRSIR), in Glades County
=lorida (Township 39 South, Range 32 East, Section 22). The BIA has ap
)roved and adopted the Environmental Assessment (EA), dated May 2011
prepared by the Seminole Tribe of Florida Environmenta Resource Manage
nent Department and entitled "Ida Osceola and Shaun Cody Osceola Pro
)osed Home Sites, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Brighton Reservation, Glade!
county , Florida'" This EA has been adopted and FONSI issued for the ap
)roval of the home construction and lease of trust lands in compliance wild
:he Nabonal Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969.
NOTICE: This is a Notice of Availability (NOA), that the EA and FONSI fo
:he Federal action of approving the proposed home construction and lease o
:rust property are available for public review. The BIA has approved an(
adopted the above referenced EA which addressed this proposal. The FONS:
determination was based on review and analysis of the information in thE
-A. Based on the EA, it has been determined that the action will not result 11
significantt impacts to the quality of the human environment, therefore, ar
-nvironmental Impact Statement is not required. You may obtain .a copy o
:he EA and FONSI from the BIA Eastern Regional Office or the Environmenta
Resources Management Deparbnent of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, 636!
Taft Street, Suite 3008, Hollywood, FL 33024, telephone (954) 965-4380.
APPEALS: "This FONSI is a finding on environmental effects, not a decislor
:o proceed with an action, therefore cannot be appealed. 25 C.F.R. Part 2.;
requires a 30 day appeal period after the decision to proceed with the actor
s made before the action may be implemented. Appeal information will bE
nade publicly available when the decision to proceed is made."
For further information please contact Kurt G. Chandler, Regional Environ
mental Scientist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eastern Regional Office, 545 Mar
ilott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37214, telephone (615) 564-6832.
Superintendent, Seminole Agency
3ureau of Indian Affairs
Seminole Agency
390425 ON 7/3/2011


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
FOR CONSULTING SERVICES
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, CITY AND SCHOOL BOARD
REVIEW OF THE 2007 IMPACT FEE SCHEDULES
RFQ # 2011-17
notice is hereby given pursuant to s. 287.055, F.S. that Okeechobee County
:londa, is requesting proposals from qualified and experienced consulting
services . Considerabon will be given to firms that have experience relating
o Impact Fee programs which include, but not limited to: Impact Fee stud
es, implementations, routine reviews, modifications, moratoriums, termna-
ions, refunds and etc.. The selected firm shall perform all tasks relating to e
completee review and/or modification to each of the three local government
Agencies Impact Fee Schedules. The selected firm(s) will have to provide in-
brmation, gather input, work with each agency and be issued separate pro-
)osals from each agency in order to meet that agencies goals relating tc
heir Impact Fee program.
background and other information relating to this RFQ are available at the
)eputy County Administrator's office, 304 NW 2nd St., Room 103 Okeecho-
)ee, Florida, 34972. Related inquiries shall be directed to Jim Threewits
)eputy County Administrator, at 863-763-4458.
proposalss to provide the services described herein shall include: a letter o
ransmittal requesting that the firm be qualified to provide the required pro
essional services, organizational profile and qualifications, scope of services
proposed, public enbty crimes affidavit, SF 330, projected time line and re
ated data as outlined in the RFQ and any state and federal requirements.
interested firms shall submit an original proposal and thirteen (13) copies
hereof in a sealed enclosure bearing the name and address of the proposer
nd the words "REVIEW OF THE 2007 IMPACT FEE SCHEDULES" by 4:0C
).m. local time on July 15, 2011 at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304
dW 2nd St., Room 103, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Proposals received af
er the time and date specified will not be considered.
)keechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related tc
reparabon or delivery of proposals, reserves the right to reject any and al
proposals , to waive technical errors and informalities not inconsistent with
:londa Statutes, and to accept the proposal, which, in its sole judgment,
)est serves the public interest.
)keechobee County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
;haron Robertson Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair
3oard of County Commissioners Board of County Commissioners
)keechobee County, Florida Okeechobee County, Florida
191283 ON 7/3/2011

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OFTHE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
kGENCY: Bureau ofIndian Affairs (BIA)
kCTION: Notce of Availability (NOA)
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is issuing a Finding of Nc
significant Impact (FONSI) for approving the construction and lease of a
iome on trust property for Edna McDuffie. The approximately 1.5 acre lot is
ocated is located at 17885 Frank Shore Road within the Seminole Tribe oi
:londa's Brighton Seminole Indian Reservabon (BRSIR), in Glades County
:londa (Township 39 South. Range 32 East, Section 02). The BIA has ap
)roved and adopted the Environmental Assessment (EA), dated May 2011,
preparedd by the Seminole Tribe of Florida Environmental Resource Manage-
nent Deparbnent and entitled "Edna McDuffie, Home Site Lease Renewa
md Construcbon, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Brighton Reservation. Glade
county , Florida-. This EA has been adopted and FONSI issued for the ap
)roval of the home construction and lease of trust lands in compliance with
he National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969.
4OTICE: This is a Notice of Availability (NOA), that the EA and FONSI for
he Federal action of approving the proposed home construction and lease
)f trust property are available for public review. The BIA has approved and
Adopted the above referenced EA which addressed this proposal. The FON-
;I determination was based on review and analysis of the information in the
:A. Based on the EA, it has been determined that the action will not result
n significant impacts to the quality of the human environment, therefore,
in Environmental Impact Statement is not required. You may obtain a copy
)f the EA and FONSI from the BIA Eastern Regional Office or the Environ-
nental Resources Management Department of the Seminole Tribe of Flon-
la, 6365 Taft Street, Suite 3008, Hollywood. FL 33024, telephone
954) 965-4380.
kPPEALS: "This FONSI Is a finding on environmental effects, not a decision
o proceed with an action, therefore cannot he appealed. 25 C.FR. Part 2.7
equires a 30 day appeal period after the decision to proceed with the ac-
ion is made before the action may be implemented. Appeal information wil
)e made publicly available when the decision to proceed is made."
:or further information please contact Kurt G. Chandler, Regional Environ-
nental Scientist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eastern Regional Office, 545 Mar-
lott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37214, telephone (615) 5646832.
(elth Werner Date: 5/19/2011
superintendent , Seminole Agency
bureau oflndian Affairs
eminole Agency
190421 ON 7/3/2011


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July 3, 2011


Okeechobee News


NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
AGENCY: Bureau ofIndian Affairs (BIA)
ACTION: Notice ofAvailability (NOA)
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is issuing this Finding of No
Significant Impact (FONSI) for approving the construction and lease of a
home on trust property for Stephanie Nicole Smith. The approximately 1.5
acre lot is located is located at 1840 North Tucker Ridge Road within the
Seminole Tribe of Florida's Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation (BRSIR)
n Glades County, Florida (Township 39 South, Range 33 East, Secton 05 .
The BIA has approved and adopted the Environmental Assessment (EA)
dated May 2011, prepared by the Seminole Tribe of Florida Environmental
Resource Management Department and entitled "Stephanie Nicole Smith,
New Home Site Lease, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Brighton Reservation,
blades County, Florida". This EA has been adopted and FONSI issued fo
the approval of the home construction and lease of trust lands in compel
ance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969.
NOTICE: This is a Notice of Availability (NOA), that the EA and FONSI fo
the Federal action of approving the proposed home construction and lease
3f trust property are available for public review. The BIA has approved and
adopted the above referenced EA which addressed this proposal. The FON
SI determination was based on review and analysis of the information in the
EA. Based on the EA, it has been determined that the action will not result
in significant impacts to the quality of the human environment, therefore,
an Environmental Impact Statement is not required. You may obtain a copy
3f the EA and FONSI from the BIA Eastern Regional Office or the Environ
mental Resources Management Department of the Seminole Tribe of Flori
da, 6365 Taft Street, Suite 3008, Hollywood, FL 33024, telephone
(954) 965-4380.
APPEALS: "This FONSI is a finding on environmental effects, not a decision
to proceed with an action, therefore cannot be appealed. 25 C.F.R. Part 2.7
requires a 30 day appeal period after the decision to proceed with the ac
tion is made before the action may be implemented. Appeal information will
be made publicly available when the decision to proceed is made."
For further information please contact Kurt G. Chandler, Regional Environ
mental Scientist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eastern Regional Office, 545 Mar
riott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37214, telephone (615) 564-6832.
Kelth Werner Date: 5/19/2011
Superintendent, Seminole Agency
Bureau ofIndian Affairs
Seminole Agency
390424 ON 7/3/2011

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
AGENCY: Bureau ofIndian Affairs (BIA)
ACTION: Notice ofAvailability (NOA)
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has issued a Finding of No
Significant Impact (FONSI) for approving the construction and lease of a
home on bust property for Andrea Walker, Nikki Urblna and Ella Frances De
hass. The proposed project is for the following home sites: Andrea Walke
(1.5 acres), Nikki Urblna (1.5 acres), and Ella Frances Dehass (2.5 acres).
These sites are located at off of Harney Canal Road just north of Harney Ca
nal within the Seminole Tribe of Florida's Brighton Seminole Indian Reserva
tion (BRSIR), in Glades County, Florida (Township 39 South, Range 32 East
Section 22). The BIA has approved and adopted the Environmental Assess
ment (EA), dated June 2011, prepared by the Seminole Tribe of Florida Envi
ronmenta Resource Management Department and entitled "Andrea Walker,
Nikki Urbina, and Ella Frances Dehass Proposed Leases, Seminole Tribe o
Florida, Brighton Reservation, Glades County, Florida'" This EA has been
adopted and FONSI issued for the approval of the home construction and
ease of trust lands in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Ac
(NEPA)of 1969.
NOTICE: This is a Notice of Availability (NOA), that the EA and FONSI fo
the Federal action of approving the proposed home construction and lease o
trust property are available for public review. The BIA has approved and
adopted the above referenced EA which addressed this proposal. The FONSI
determination was based on review and analysis of the information in the
EA. Based on the EA, it has been determined that the action will not result i
significant impacts to the quality of the human environment, therefore, an
Environmental Impact Statement is not required. You may obtain a copy o
the EA and FONSI from the BIA Eastern Regional Office or the Environmental
Resources Management Department of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6365
Taft Street, Suite 3008, Hollywood, FL 33024, telephone (954) 965-4380.
APPEALS: "This FONSI is a finding on environmental effects, not a decision
to proceed with an action, therefore cannot be appealed. 25 C.F.R. Part 2.7
requires a 30 day appeal period after the decision to proceed with the action
s made before the action may be implemented. Appeal information will be
made publicly available when the decision to proceed is made."
For further information please contact Kurt G. Chandler, Regional Environ
mental Scientist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Eastern Regional Offie, 545 Mar
riott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37214, telephone (615) 564-6832.
Kelth Werner Date: 5/19/2011
Superintendent, Seminole Agency
Bureau ofIndian Affairs
Seminole Agency
390430 ON 7/3/2011


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LEGAL NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that Hednck Brothers Construcbon / Asset Builders
Construction Managers) for The School District of Palm Beach County
Florida; will receive 'Subcontractor Qualificabon Informabon' until July 15,
2011 for STAGE ONE of Gove Elementary School Modernization, Belle Glade,
Florida.
STAGE ONE work includes Site Remediaton, Site Preparation, Site Excava
ge for an 18 +/- acre site. Temporary Electrical Power Service, Site
surveying and other associated work are also included with STAGE ONE.
Please note the required work may be contracted to one (1) Subcontracto
r mulbple Subcontractors.
STAGE ONE work is tentatively scheduled to begin on or about October 24,
2011; with a completion date of February 29, 2012.
STAGE TWO will consist of construction of a new 121,000 sf / 924 student
station Elementary School. The Subcontractor Qualification Notice fo
TAGE TWO will be posted at a later date.
he Project is scheduled to achieve LEED Silver Certification.
nterested bidders that have been previously pre-qualified by the Construc
on Manager are required to complete Subcontractor Request for Invitation
SBid.
All other interested bidders are required to complete Subcontractor Qualif
cation Statement.
The School District of Palm Beach County, Florida has a goal of a minimum
9% Certified African American M/WBE parbcipation for this Project. Only
firms Certified by the School District of Palm Beach County, Florida or State
3f Florida Office of Supplier Diversity or its successors are accepted for par
bcipation as an African American M/WBE Firm.
The School District of Palm Beach County, Florida has a goal of at least a
10% Local Vendor and Local Worker Paricipation. Local is defined as Bell
lade, Pahokee, South Bay, Canal Point and Lake Harbor
Construction funding for the project is secured through a Federal Assistance
Program for Qualified School Construcbon Bonds. All Subcontractors shall
be required to comply with all applicable requirements of the Davis-Bacon
Act and Department of Labor regulations.
Interested Bidders please forward your request for a 'Subcontractor Qualif
:ation Statement' by email to estimatinghedrickbrothers.com or fax to
561.681.5088.
All inquiries shall be by email or fax as indicated above. NO PHONE CALLS
PLEASE.
390015 ON 6/19,25;7/3/2011


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golf club making


training in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas-David Fanterof Okeecho-
bee, Fla. recently completed an intense,
technical seminar at the Golfsmith Club-
makers Training Program in Austin, Texas.
The school offers instruction and hands-on
training in all aspects of golf club assembly
and repair. The curriculum covers custom
golf clubfitting, assembly techniques, wood
and metal wood refinishing, troubleshoot-
ing and general golf club repair techniques.
The participants receive an invaluable shop
experience working alongside the produc-
tion and repair staff at Golfsmith.
Fanter and a group of other participants
participated in roundtable discussions on
the theory of clubfitting as it pertains to the
various golf club elements and the individual
golfer's swing characteristics.


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available through July 5

AAA Auto Club South and Budweiser will
help protect roadways throughout the In-
dependence Day weekend with the Tow to
Go program. Tow to Go has safely removed
more than 14,000 drunk drivers off roadways
since the program began in 1998. Anyone,
AAA member or not, can call for a Tow to
Go ride, through Tuesday, July 5.
'Tow to Go' provides a confidential ride


and tow home from any bar or restaurant
FREE of charge -to anyone who may have
had too much to drink by calling 1-800-AAA-
HELP (4357). Services are offered through-
out all of Florida, Georgia, and West and
Middle Tennessee.
"The Tow to Go program is designed as
an option of last resort for adults who find
themselves in a situation where they can't
get home safely or for someone who is con-
cerned for another person who may be at
risk of drinking and driving," said Joanna


Newton, Tow to Go Program Manager, AAA
Auto Club South.
In addition to planning your barbeques
and firework displays, follow these simple
tips to make sure that you have a safe Inde-
pendence Day weekend:
*Select a designated driver before going
out to with your friends
* Preprogram in a few cab service phone
numbers in your cell phone
*Always keep some cash on you for a
cab ride home should you need it


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SPIN grad-Tiger!
Tiger is a Plott Hound and he is eager to
please. Tiger graduated from the SPIN
training program at the prison in mid
June. Adoption fees include training,
spay or neuter, and vaccinations that
are up to date. Tiger is house trained
and leash trained. Tiger is about a year
old. Fee $175. Adopt a rescued pet.
We operate our rescue from the gen-
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time. www. animalrescueokeechobee.
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The listening game
YMCA Okeechobee Summer campers play the listening game with camp coun-
selor Allison Chandler. This is the Y's second camp season in Okeechobee. This
year the camp is held at Sacred Heart Church.


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Okeechobee Soccer Camp - Youth sign ups to open
Okeechobee Club Soccer is inviting youth ages 7-18 to participate in a week-long
soccer camp July 18-22. The camp operates Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
soccer fields (across North Elementary). The cost is $40 per camper, plus $20 for addi-
tional siblings. Participants will work on fundamentals as well as intense training to build
speed, agility and ball control. Registration is being held Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.,
at the soccer fields. Parents must complete an application form and pay check or cash
to Okeechobee Club Soccer. The last day to sign up is July 7. For more details, contact
Coach Davy at 863-634-7852.



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Special to the Okeechobee News/Teresa Chandler

Okeechobee Taekwondo

Championship Tournament
The Chiropractic Group including Dr. Robert Scarnecchia and Eddie Buzzi
step up to help sponsor the five county Taekwondo Championship Tourna-
ment held in Okeechobee. Teresa Chandler accepted a donation check for
$100 to help support the event. The tournament will be held at the Osceola
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