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Vol. 102 No. 80 Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Rodeo team
heads for finals
... Page 3
Strong men
compete for
title ... Page 19


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Ex-YMS teacher being


held without bond


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A former middle school
teacher and youth pastor re-
turned late last month to the
Okeechobee County Jail is
not only facing a new felony
charge, but he also has a new
tattoo stating his love for a 13-
year-old girl.


Joel
Huddleston


Joel Huddleston, 28, is now being held with-
out bond in the Okeechobee County Jail follow-
ing his arrest on a felony charge of tampering
with a witness/victim.
Huddleston was first arrested May 5 on
charges of lewd and lascivious molestation on a
child 12-16 years of age and lewd and lascivious
conduct offender over 18 years of age. He was
then released on bond with the stipulation that
See HUDDLESTON - Page 2


Special to the Okeechobee News/OCSC
Joel Huddleston's new tattoo features
the name of the girl he is accused ol
molesting. The girl's name was blurrec
to protect her identity.


County jobless rates consistent in June


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County continued to have a
double digit unemployment rate in May ac-
cording to the monthly report from the Florida
Agency for Workforce Innovation, Local Area
Unemployment Statistics Program.
Okeechobee had 2,119 residents collect


benefits, a rate of 11.1 percent. The jobless
rate stood at 10.8 percent in April when 2,042
residents collected benefits. In May, 2010, the
jobless rate stood at 11.2 percent with 2,124
residents able to collect benefits.
Glades County had a jobless rate of 8.4 per-
cent in May. There were 485 residents who
collected benefits in May. In April the jobless


rate was 8.3 percent with 479 able to collect
benefits. In May, 2010, the jobless rate stood at
9.0 with 488 people unemployed and collect-
ing benefits.
The State jobless rate was 10.5 percent in
May. The national rate was 8.7 percent. Those
See JOBS - Page 2


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HUDDLESTON
Continued From Page 1
he was to have no contact with the victim in
this case.
In early June Detective Bill Suggs, of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
learned that Huddleston, who was now liv-
ing in his parent's home in Oak Ridge, Tenn.,
and the now-13-year-old victim in this case
were contacting each other on Facebook.
This contact violated the stipulation of his
release on bond so Detective Suggs obtained
a warrant for tampering and had Huddleston
arrested and returned to Okeechobee.
While waiting extradition back to
Okeechobee, Huddleston apparently was
given a tattoo that included the name of the
victim. On one side of the victim's name
were Greek symbols that spell out the word
'agape' which means eternal love, said the
detective. On the other side of the victim's
name is a heart and the word 'forever.'
"It appears to be a jailhouse tattoo," said
Detective Suggs.
The tattoo not only indicates the child's
name, but shows her last name to now be
"Huddleston."
Huddleston was returned to Okeechobee
on June 30.
The former Yearling Middle School teach-
er and girls basketball coach was arrested
after he was reportedly caught in bed with
the girl by his wife. Huddleston's wife appar-
ently came home and found her husband


and nearly nude child asleep on a bed.
She took photos of her husband and the
child with her cell phone and gave them to
the sheriff's office.
In his arrest report, Detective Suggs said
the girl was nude from the waist up and the
only clothing she had on were her under-
pants.
Huddleston, added the report, was fully
clothed.
The detective said in an interview that the
child is now in foster care with the Depart-
ment of Children and Families (DCF).
The OCSO investigator went on to state
in his report that Huddleston initially de-
nied "doing anything inappropriate," even
though he admitted to locking the bedroom
door. He reportedly told deputies that he and
the child "were just cuddling."
Huddleston was originally arrested on a
charge of lewd and lascivious molestation.
The second charge came about as a direct
file by Assistant State Attorney Ashley Al-
bright.
Mr. Albright explained that he filed the
second charge because while it is a lesser
count to the first charge, it is not a lesser
included charge. Both charges are second
degree felonies.
"I added it as a second count. It's sort of
like a lesser offense," he said. "But, it arises
out of the same course of action."
Huddleston is scheduled to be back in
front of Circuit Court Judge Robert Belanger
on July 14. Court records indicate that he
is being represented by defense attorney
Wayne Richter.


highest among Florida Counties.
JOB S Hendry County had the highest jobless
rate at 13.3 percent last month. Monroe
Continued From Page 1 County had the lowest jobless rate at 6.3
figures were virtually identical to the jobless percent.
rates in April. Around the Big Lake region, Martin Coun-
Okeechobee was ranked as the 10th ty had 10.1 percent, Palm Beach County 10.2
highest unemployment rate among Florida percent, St. Lucie County 12.5 percent, and
Counties in May. Glades County was 49th Highlands County 10.3 percent.

Red Cross training classes planned for July
The Okeechobee Service Center of the American Red Cross will be holding the fol-
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* Wednesday, July 6-First Aid Basics;
* Tuesday, July 12-Adult CPR/AED; and,
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Rainy season arrives, but water levels still low


Following one of its latest starts in two
decades, the wet season has finally arrived
to begin recharging regional groundwater
levels, lakes, rivers and canals across the
South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD). However, significant time and
rainfall will be necessary for this short-term
relief to bring long-term improvement from
months of record drought conditions.
The 16-county region averaged 5.92 inch-
es of rainfall in June, which still represents a
deficit of about 2 inches District-wide for the
month. The June deficit for the coastal areas
of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami -Dade
counties ranged from 4 to 5 inches.
"While it is encouraging to report that
the Upper Kissimmee and Caloosahatchee
basins received nearly 100 percent of their
historic June rainfall, we need to see this dai-
ly rainfall pattern continue across large por-
tions of South Florida before key areas such
as Lake Okeechobee and the Water Conser-
vation Areas begin to reach normal water
levels," said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD Chief
of the Water Control Operations Bureau.
"While relief is in sight, certain portions of
the District are still facing rainfall deficits
of more than a foot and, without adequate
rainfall during the wet season, we could en-
ter the next dry season still in a deficit."
Much of June's rainfall fell during the past


week, with an average of 3.5 inches District-
wide. Some localized areas received a maxi-
mum of about 9 inches. Lake Okeechobee
rose more than two inches to 9.77 feet
NGVD on Friday, July 1. More rain over the
weekend also helped. On Tuesday, July 5,
the lake was at 9.83 feet. Eastern Palm Beach
County, one of the areas hardest hit by the
drought, averaged 2 to 4 inches of rain last
week. The Southwest Coast averaged 3 to
nearly 5 inches, while Martin and St. Lucie
counties averaged 2 to 4 inches.
However, signs of the driest October-to-
mid-June period on record in South Florida
remain. Groundwater levels are still signifi-
cantly below average for this time of year.
There is currently little to no flow down the
Kissimmee River to Lake Okeechobee. The
lake still remains more than 3 feet below its
historic average for this time of year. Other
key storage areas, such as the Water Conser-
vation Areas, are also still below their opti-
mal water levels.
The U.S. Drought Monitor lists much of
the region in extreme to exceptional drought
conditions, the driest on the scale.
A burn ban remains in place on SFWMD
public lands because of the remaining threat
of wildfires. The ban means fires in grills,
fireplaces or fire rings are not permitted. The
Okeechobee County burn ban was lifted Sat-


urday, July 2. A statement from Okeechobee
County Interim Public Safety Director David
McCain stated, "In response to the current
conditions, Okeechobee County along with
the City of Okeechobee are lifting the city
and county-wide burn ban which prohibited
the burning of yard trash or other types of
open fires, such as campfires, bonfires, burn
barrels and the use of fireworks. Due to the
recent amount of rainfall and the decline in
the Drought Index and Fire Danger Index,
conditions are suitable for the burn ban to
be lifted."
The SFWMD is closely monitoring water
levels and is urging residents and businesses
to conserve their water use and continue to
closely follow landscape irrigation restric-
tions. Like the rest of the district, Okeecho-
bee County is still under mandatory water
restrictions. Landscape irrigation is prohibit-
ed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.,
Even addresses, installations with irrigation
systems that irrigate both even and odd
addresses within the same zones, such as
multi-family units and homeowners' asso-
ciations, and rights-of-way or other locations
with no address, may accomplish necessary
landscape irrigation only on Thursday and
Sunday. Odd addresses may water only on
Wednesday and Saturday.


Preliminary OUA budget shows little increase


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It's budget time once again. So far, the
Okeechobee Utility Authority appears to be
holding the line on expenses. At their meet-
ing on June 15 The OUA Board of Directors
approved a preliminary budget that showed
little actual increase and no rate increases.
"We have a balanced budget with antici-
pated revenues meeting projected expens-
es," stated John Hayford, OUA's executive
director.
The preliminary budget contains no rate
increase. However, Mr. Hayford cautioned
that, in the final budget, the board could
decide on a rate increase that could be set
aside strictly for debt retirement as the pre-
vious two rate increases were. He said that
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debt.
The proposed budget also includes a
one-time 2 percent bonus for employees.
If approved, this would be the first increase
for employees since 2009. Finance director
Basil Coule stated that some savings have
resulted from leaving vacant non-critical po-
sitions unfilled.


"You want to present a budget that is re-
flective of cost," Mr. Coule said. "We have
been trimming the budget a little at a time as
we absorb the increasing cost of commodi-
ties."
While OUA is a quasi-governmental or-
ganization, OUA employees do not fall un-
der the state retirement system. They belong
to the city's pension program.


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My heart is full of gratitude
and love for all the lessons
and blessings I have
received since my recent
injury and surgery.
God is providing for my
every need through the
obedience of His children.
For all the prayers, food,
cards, calls, visits and
participation in the
luncheon fundraiser,
I am eternally grateful.
To my sisters in the Esther
Sunday School Class, the
choir, the community, all my
Christian family at
First Baptist, your
generosity is overwhelming.

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July 6, 2011


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ing place. Thanks for participating!

Casey Anthony trial
* The defense is there to confuse, all
the black and the white should soon turn
to grey. The prosecution is there to amuse,
all the thoughts and affections to be nursed
along the way. The judge gives the rules, and
the yes and the no, not a thought to be cared
for, no opinion to show. The jury is taught
to be mindfully mindless, fact after fact, wit-
ness after witness. Who then holds the keys
to this magnificent riddle? Of course it's the
Court Bailiff, he's stuck in the middle.
SI've been watching, and I doubt we will
ever know what really happened to Caylee
during the 31 days that Casey was out par-
tying, and robbing her friend's checking ac-
count. Watching her sit emotionless in the
courtroom, when her family members melt
down on the witness stand makes me view
her as some kind of sociopath. I don't have
any sympathy for her whatsoever, and I think
she is as guilty as sin.

School grades
* School grades: Central Elementary
School - A; OHS - pending; South Elemen-
tary School - A; Yearling Middle School - A;
North Elementary School - B; Everglades Ele-
mentary School - B;
Seminole Elemen-
tary School - A; Os-
ceola Middle School
- C. What happened
to Osceola?
* The teachers
at Osceola Middle
didn't teach the test
very well did they?
Maybe they spent the time teaching stuff like
reading, writing, math, history, civics, sci-
ence ...
* They should just get rid of the FCAT
and focus on actual education. Kids today
can't even tell you how our country came to
be. Future generations will be less educated
than the previous generation.


* If they keep graduating kids from Flor-
ida schools, they'll have to build more Mc-
Donalds.
* That's where Scott's 700,000 jobs are
coming from.
* It's a shame what our kids are not
taught in school. Future generations will be
at a tremendous disadvantage.
* Schools can't do it all. What about the
parents? Are they reading to the children at
home, and listening to the children read to
them? Or are they all just watching televi-
sion? If you are watching television, do you
have it on the history channel or the science
channel, or is it always on a mind-numbing
cartoon or sit-com? Are the parents using
everyday situations to help teach their kids
about math and science? Cooking is a per-
fect teaching moment. You measure the in-
gredients, and adjust if you want to increase
the number of servings, which means you
have to multiply fractions. Cooking is also a
great chance to illustrate scientific concepts,
like water boiling and turning from a liquid
into a gas, or solids dissolving into a liquid.

Get to work
* How is Governor Scott ever going to
keep his promise about putting Floridians
back to work? So far, he seems to eliminat-
ing jobs faster than the economy is create
ing new ones. Look at the cuts in the South
Florida Water Management District budget.
That is going to put quite a few people out
of work.

July 4
* I think it is sad that Okeechobee County
did not have any kind of local celebration to
mark the Fourth of July. We have Main Street
and a new Chamber of Commerce and lots
of service clubs but no one thought to or-
ganize any kind of community celebration.
What happened to the Jaycees. That was
their big project for years? Do we even have
Jaycees anymore? What about the American
Legion? They used to organize the Fourth of
July parade? Have they all gotten too old to
do it? When times are tough, it's more im-
portant than ever for the community to pull
together. Maybe someone will pick up the
ball and get something going for next year.
Even if we can't afford fireworks, maybe we
could do something like a parade or raft rac-
es. It just seems like such a shame that we
ignored our nation's birthday.


Rodeo team thanks "
community for support I
OHS Rodeo Team would
like to take the opportunity to
thank such a wonderful com-
munity for all their support with
our travel fundraisers. Traveling
across the U.S. to represent Flor-
ida at the National High School
Rodeo Finals is both a huge
honor and expensive respon-
sibility. Without the gracious -,-,.
support of self-less businesses,
ranchers, farmers and residents
these trips would not be able to
happen for these children. The -
support and generosity for the
children in Okeechobee County
is one that cannot be compared ob
anywhere else. A special Thank top row): N
You to Okeechobee Livestock Keese,And
Market for allowing us to hold to: Carlie L
our Annual Cake Auction.
Thank you, Danny Marsocci at Bill's Mini
Mart, for your donation toward the $500
Gas Card. The winner of the Gas Card was
Adam Osceola. Thank you to Golden Coral
for allowing us to hold many celebrity serv-
ers throughout the year. These events are al-
ways a lot of fun and very successful. There
are so many local businesses and residents
who help in many different ways to give to
these kids. Thank you also to Billy Dean and
Okeechobee News for always keeping the
community up to date with our news. We
truly appreciate each and everyone of you.
Missie Peaden and the
OHS rodeo team


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!e High School Rodeo Team includes (in the
at Stratton and Tyler Mills; bottom row: Josh
Irew Holmes, Austin Holmes. Not in the pho-
anier, Garrett Rucks and Jacob Anuez.


Grand opening a success
Thank you to all who attended the Grand
Opening of Total Roadside Service on Sat-
urday, June 25. We had almost 250 people
come out, eat lunch and win prizes, includ-
ing two sets of tires.
We are proud to say we are a locally
owned and operated business and have
been happy to serve Okeechobee and the
surrounding areas for over 10 years. We ap-
preciate the opportunity to serve you and
look forward to you visiting our new loca-
tion on S.R. 710 E.
The new building also incorporates solar
to supplement the energy consumption, and
the shop and office can
operate almost solely on
the solar panels. In addi-
tion to our local commit-
ment to the community,
we are also excited to
Sbe the first building in
Okeechobee which in-
corporates this technol-
ogy.
* AU Thank you again and
hope to see you soon.

(At left)
Jeremy and
r- Tabatiha Larue

Owners and
Operators of
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vice


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July 6, 2011


Okeechobee News


2011 OHS Scholarship Night


special to the Okeechobee News
Recipients of the Jimmy Gary Jr. Refuse To Be Denied
Scholarship were Adam Brandel, Erick McQueen and Court-
ney Wilson. Scholarship awards were presented by JoAnne
Rhinehart and Jimmy Gary in the amount of $500. Scholar-
ship awards were presented at Okeechobee High School's
2011 ScholarshiD Niaht on Mav 26.


pecia tot eeca ee ews
Recipients of the Luviano Construction Co., Inc. Scholarship
were Victoria Bostic, Sarah Brewer, Hector Lopez and Jesus
Nunez. Scholarship awards were presented by Flerida Al-
garin and Osiel Luviano in the amount of $500. Scholarship
awards were presented at Okeechobee High School's 2011
Scholarship Night on May 26.


special to the Oeeechoeee News
Recipients of the Luviano Roofing Co., Inc. Scholarship were The recipient of the Peter Repak M oral Scholarsh
Rosendo Cabrera, Jr., Hector Hernandez, Elizabeth Turner The recipient of the Peter Repak Memorial Scholarship was
and Amado Vega, Jr. Scholarship awards were presented Eric Aquirre. The award was presented by Beverly Repak
by Flerida Algarin and Osiel Luviano in the amount of $500. and Marie Gaona in the amount of $2,000. Scholarship
Scholarship awards were presented at Okeechobee High awards were presented at Okeechobee High School's 2011
School's 2011 Scholarship Night on May 26. Scholarship Night on May 26.
Okeechobee Forecast


Special to th eec ws
Recipients of the Okeechobee County Board of Realtors Scholarship were Vic-
toria Bostic, Sarah Brewer, Hector Lopez, Jesus Nunez, Elizabeth Turner, Amado
Vega, Jr. and Wayne (Trey) Watson II. Scholarship awards were presented by
Shelly Doyle, Vicki Anderson and Jim Fowler in the amount of $500. Scholarship
awards were presented at Okeechobee High School's 2011 Scholarship Night
on May 26.


Today: Showers likely and possibly a
thunderstorm after 11 a.m. Partly sunny,
with a high near 92. East northeast wind be-
tween 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipita-
tion is 60 percent.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thun-
derstorms before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy,
with a low around 74. East southeast wind
around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40
percent.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms
likely, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with
a high near 88. East wind around 5 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Thursday night: Scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low
around 72. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Friday: Showers and thunderstorms
likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 92.
Calm wind becoming southeast around 5
mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.


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Obituaries


Community Events


Brenda Gay Phillips, 68
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. -Brenda Phillips, died
July 2, 2011, at home in ('i.... i- -1.- She was
born in Crumpler, West Virginia to Elda and Gay
Roberts.
She moved to Fort
Pierce, Florida in
1957, and then to
Okeechobee in
1986. She was a Fort
Pierce substitute
school teacher,
owner operator of
Phillips 66 Gas,
Frontier Grocery,
Phillips Harvesting of
Fort Pierce and Big i
Lake Auto Sales & Service of ('i.. ., i,,1,I She
attended Northside Baptist Church of Okeecho-
bee.
Survivors include her sons, John Phillips (Kat-
rena) and Donny Phillips, both of Okeechobee;
daughter, Michelle (Leve Arnold Jr) of Okeecho-
bee; brother, Granville Roberts (Sue) of Altus,
Okla.; sister, Judy Douglas of Fort Pierce; 10
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four
step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of
39 years, Al Phillips; sister, Jean Brady; brother,
Ronnie Roberts; granddaughter, Misty Yavonne
Phillips; grandson, Cody Wilcox and son-in-law,
Robert Reichert.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hos-
pice of ( i. . . i, I.i .
A visitation will be held on Thurs. July 7, 2011,
from 10 a.m. to noon at Haisley Funeral Home
with a funeral service to follow at noon with
Pastor Arlen Cook officiating from Northside
Baptist Church of ('i.... ii.i,. Entombment
will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Ar-
rangements are under the direction of Haisley
Funeral & Cremation Service. A guest book may
be signed at www.haisleyfuneralhome.com.

Charles C. 'Chuck' Green, 83
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -Mr. Charles C.
"Chuck" Green, age 83, of Ocean Springs, Miss.,
passed away on Monday, July 4, 2011, in Ocean
Springs.
Mr. Green was a resident of ('i.. , i I , Fla.
for over twenty years prior to moving to Ocean
Springs a year ago. He retired from the Air Force
and continued his work as Fire Chief with Civil
Service.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Green,
seven children and three step-children.
Private services will be held at a later date.
The Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford
O'Keefe Funeral Home is in charge of arrange-
ments.
View and sign register book at www.bradfor-
dokeefe.com.




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David J. Davis, 74
OKEECHOBEE -David J. Davis, age 74,
passed away peacefully with his family by his
side at 8:22 a.m., Sunday, July 3, 2011, at the
Hamrick Home in Okeechobee.
David was born in Okeechobee on May 29,
1937, to Horace
Greely Davis and

he worked as a meat
cutter, grocery man,
and a cattleman
while living in Okee-
chobee. He served
as clerk of the Okee-
chobee Church of
God for many years.
David was a faithful
member of the Okeechobee Church of God for
63 years. David was best known to his family as,
"Pop." and the most important things to him in
life were his love for the Lord, and love for his
family.
David is survived by his loving wife of 53 years,
Myrna Davis. He is also survived by his Children,
David Davis, Jr. (Amy), Joey Davis (Angela),
Jeannie Duff (Dereck); grandchildren, Rachel
Williams (Austin), Marshall Davis (Courtney),
Holly Davis (Justin Taylor), David J. Davis III,
David, Zoey and Alexcia Duff; great-grandchil-
dren, Carsten Davis and Clayte Davis.
David was preceded in death by both his par-
ents, a sister, Helen Davis Webb, and a brother,
Alfred Jackson Davis.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at
Bass ( i.b i ..... . - Funeral Home between the
hours of 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be 11
a.m., Thursday, July 7, 2011, at the (,i.. .. 1i''" ..
Church of God with Pastor Don Leon and Pastor
Mark Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery, (0 i., . . I , ' I , .
In memory of David, memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O.
Box 1548, (,i... I - ,i4 . - , FL 34973.
Friends may sign the ,-, ,il..... i. at www.bas-
, I.. . ... I ..I , III , , , ,,,,
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass (,i., i ....-- - Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, (,i ..i..l , , Fl
34972.







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Main Street
banquet is July 7
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 6, 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 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.

Amateur Radio
schedules 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
and have a cup of coffee with us. The club
meets the second Monday of each month.


OCRA to hold
monthly meeting
The monthly meeting of OCRA will be
Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. at the score tower
at the sports complex. The public is invited.
OCRA has a new website at ocrasports.com

OCRA sign ups planned
Sign ups for football will be held at the
sports complex score tower July 11 and
July 23 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. for ages 8 to
14.

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.

Coffee with Commissioner
will be held Tuesday, July 12
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 2nd Street, Room
244, Okeechobee. Citizens wishing to par-
ticipate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441
to schedule an appointment.

Jam session open
to local musicians
Huge jam session, open mic at Buck-
head Ridge VFW, S.R. 78 West, on Saturday,
July 16, starting at 7 p.m. All musicians and
singers welcome. For more information call
Buck at 863-763-8111 or 863-623-8566.

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.


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July 6, 2011


Okeechobee News


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Chapter 116.21, FLORIDA STATUTES, that the following unclaimed monies were collected by the Clerk of the Circuit Court in
and for Okeechobee County, Florida in her official capacity prior to January 1, 2010 for which claims have not been made. Persons/entities having or claiming any
interest in such funds or any portion thereof shall file a written claim with Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Circuit Court, Finance Division, 312 NW Third Street, Suite 165,
Okeechobee, FL 34972, on or before September 1, 2011. Persons/entities shall make sufficient proof of ownership and upon doing so shall be entitled to receive
any part of the money claimed. Unless said monies are claimed on or before September 1, 2011, said monies shall be declared forfeited to the State of Florida.


ACCOUNT


ISSUED TO


DATE
ISSUED AMOUNT ACCOUNT


General Operating Ines Meras 02/10/04 $15.00
General Operating Michael W. Rainwater 02/10/04 $15.00
General Operating James E. Lowe 03/18/04 $15.00
General Operating William L. Mullens 04/08/04 $15.00
General Operating David L. Montgomery 04/19/04 $15.00
General Operating Troy W. Kennedy 05/05/04 $15.00
General Operating Jerrod A. Tindall 05/12/04 $15.00
General Operating Ella M. Simmons 07/29/04 $15.00
General Operating Kellie J.Scalf 10/07/04 $15.00
General Operating Robert T. Cook 10/13/04 $15.00
General Operating Benjamin R. Gray 10/13/04 $15.00
General Operating Mary V. Raulerson 10/13/04 $15.00
General Operating David L. Hawthorne 11/02/04 $15.00
General Operating Emilio A. Madrigal 11/02/04 $15.00
General Operating Miguel A. Baltazar 12/13/04 $15.00
General Operating Icidro Castillo 01/12/05 $15.00
General Operating Tammy M. Hand 01/12/05 $15.00
General Operating Hudd Gorham 02/17/05 $15.00
General Operating Kristina A. Chapman 02/28/05 $30.00
General Operating Gregory P. Thomas 03/18/05 $15.00
General Operating Clarissa R. Snipes 04/06/05 $15.00
General Operating Clifford G. Johnson 04/12/05 $15.00
General Operating Brian K. Mackin 04/12/05 $15.00
General Operating Travis J. Boney 05/11/05 $15.00
General Operating Alice L. Brown 06/10/05 $15.00
General Operating Janet P. Godwin 06/10/05 $15.00
General Operating Graciela S. Orozco 06/10/05 $15.00
General Operating James R. Bass 08/24/05 $15.00
General Operating Kenneth E. Sprigle 09/23/05 $30.00
General Operating Mark A. Lee 10/13/05 $15.00
General Operating Juan M. Prado 10/13/05 $15.00
General Operating Richard E. Burbank 11/09/05 $15.00
General Operating Janice D. Fehrman 11/09/05 $15.00
General Operating Karen R. Hanawalt 12/07/05 $15.00
General Operating Rolando Baltazar 02/09/06 $15.00
General Operating Jeffrey A. Barnes 03/16/06 $15.00
General Operating Peter R. Kotula 03/16/06 $15.00
General Operating Thomas B. Manton 03/16/06 $15.00
General Operating Debra A. Mathis 03/16/06 $15.00
General Operating Phillip P. White 03/16/06 $15.00
General Operating Lorna J. Gregorio 04/13/06 $15.00
General Operating Joy K. Yavenue 04/20/06 $15.00
General Operating Shawna G. Mullis 05/02/06 $15.00
General Operating Cathy N. Williams 05/30/06 $15.00
General Operating Richard W. Bowman 06/05/06 $15.00
General Operating Arenda R. Platt 06/05/06 $15.00
General Operating Wendy J. Romer 08/17/06 $15.00
General Operating Amber D. Patterson 09/26/06 $15.00
General Operating Jennifer H. Szentmartoni 09/26/06 $15.00
General Operating Martin Gonzalez 09/29/06 $15.00
General Operating Lacey A. Leitner 09/29/06 $15.00
General Operating Robert A. Rhew 09/29/06 $15.00
General Operating Brenda W. Soto 09/29/06 $15.00
General Operating Michael S. Dyce 10/24/06 $30.00
General Operating Wanda L. Pollock 10/31/06 $15.00
General Operating Amy T. Going 12/12/06 $15.00
General Operating Mannix W. Bast 12/14/06 $30.00
General Operating Marilyn M. Howard 12/14/06 $15.00
General Operating Melanie S. Jolly 12/14/06 $15.00
General Operating Wilhelm A. Burkhardt 01/04/07 $15.00
General Operating Aaron R. Stone 01/04/07 $30.00
General Operating Rose L. Brindley 02/01/07 $15.00
General Operating Reed A. Hanawalt 02/14/07 $15.00
General Operating Mary D. Smith 03/06/07 $30.00
General Operating Willard A. Melear 03/08/07 $15.00
General Operating Frank A. Mullins 03/27/07 $15.00
General Operating Justin C. Beadnell 04/02/07 $15.00
General Operating Cykeithia N. Kelly 04/02/07 $15.00
General Operating Cheryl M. Figueroa 04/05/07 $15.00
General Operating Jennifer C. Riley 04/12/07 $15.00
General Operating Julie Ann Sergel Ingram 04/18/07 $15.00
General Operating Barbara W. McClellan 05/03/07 $15.00
General Operating Herman J. Sutton 05/03/07 $15.00
General Operating Cynthia R. Valles-Holmes 05/03/07 $15.00
General Operating Jane L. Kaufman 05/11/07 $15.00
General Operating Jeanne M. Myers 05/11/07 $15.00
General Operating Wayne Leggett 06/01/07 $15.00
General Operating James E. Lowe 06/01/07 $15.00
General Operating James R. Stas 06/01/07 $15.00
General Operating James W. Marshall 06/06/07 $15.00
General Operating Jennifer L. Allen 06/22/07 $15.00
General Operating Juan F. Juarez, jr. 06/22/07 $15.00
General Operating Keith A. Brown 06/29/07 $15.00
General Operating Robert L. Walker, jr. 06/29/07 $30.00


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General Operating Daun-Joan F. Bryan 07/17/07
General Operating Heather D. Needham 07/17/07
General Operating Bryan E. Van Camp 08/01/07
General Operating Erika D. Boone 08/13/07
General Operating Jimmy L. Byrd 08/13/07
General Operating Vickie L. Elkins 08/28/07
General Operating Angus J. Freeman 09/06/07
General Operating Kimberly A. Gopher 09/07/07
General Operating Charles D. Heppe 09/11/07
General Operating Darrell A. Bobrowski 10/03/07
General Operating Norman M. Maupin 10/10/07
General Operating Michael A. Daigneault 10/23/07
General Operating Kelsey J. Spencer 10/23/07
General Operating Teresa A. Hathaway 11/02/07
General Operating Sonya F. Washington 11/02/07
General Operating William A. Miller 11/16/07
General Operating Guardians for New Futures 12/07/07
General Operating Mark R. Whitlock 12/07/07
General Operating Derilus Jeune 12/27/07
General Operating Richard L. Lowry, jr. 12/31/07
General Operating Juan M. Prado 12/31/07
General Operating Michael S. Dyce 01/18/08
General Operating Jennifer M. Benson 01/29/08
General Operating Aaron D. Hembree 01/30/08
General Operating Wendi B. Riley 01/30/08
General Operating Jonathan A. Dryden 02/18/08
General Operating Marshall N. Waldron 02/20/08
General Operating John H. Hancock 03/06/08
General Operating Sheila J. Bradley 03/31/08
General Operating Laurie J. Garelick 03/31/08
General Operating Kenneth R. Nichols 04/11/08
General Operating Sara K. Thomas 05/20/08
General Operating Charles V. Stratton 05/28/08
General Operating Richard E. Amiet 06/30/08
General Operating Cassandra McCrone Kelly 01/19/06
General Operating Samantha Channing Williams 01/19/06
General Operating Charles Edwards Tyrrell,jr.01/19/06
General Operating Jose Gonzalez Salas 01/19/06
General Operating Fidel Masedo Bentancourt 02/09/06
General Operating Justin Curtis Howard 03/23/06
General Operating Richard D. Girard 04/21/06
General Operating Bethann M. Gold 04/21/06
General Operating The 5 'A' Harvesting 04/21/06
General Operating Arnulfo Valdivia 04/21/06
General Operating Eckerd EYDC 05/15/06
General Operating Gerald Edward Acheson 05/15/06
General Operating Richard Don Mayer 05/15/06
General Operating Kerry L. Meredith 05/25/06
General Operating Ricardo Expinoza 08/14/06
General Operating Christian Manuel Bonilla 08/14/06
General Operating Eugene A. Scott 12/28/06
General Operating Richard Draper 01/17/07
General Operating Jennifer R. Soto 03/15/07
General Operating Melva Richards 03/21/07
General Operating Ashley Newman 07/05/07
General Operating United Title Company 10/02/07
General Operating Francis T. Oreardon 01/04/08
General Operating Adam Allen Marsh 02/27/08
General Operating Narendra Patel 04/02/08
General Operating Norma K. Leitner 04/16/08
General Operating Jaimie D. Wright 05/16/08
General Operating David Lamar Fennell 06/25/08
General Operating Donald L. Brummett, II 07/15/08
General Operating Jeremy J. Root 07/15/08
General Operating Justin C. Beadnell 08/15/08
General Operating Karen M. Rayman 08/15/08
General Operating Kenneth Pickering 08/26/08
General Operating Brian R. D'Ancona 09/17/08
General Operating Kylie D. Eckhardt 09/17/08
General Operating Craig Matthew Wacker 09/18/08
General Operating Sheila Core 09/26/08
General Operating Glen A. Bishop 10/07/08
General Operating Julio A. Interiano 10/07/08
General Operating Christopher B. Roberts 10/07/08
General Operating Korey L. Sallette 10/07/08
General Operating Denise J. Cooper 11/07/08
General Operating Tiffany J. Hillyer-Hays 11/07/08
General Operating Arturo Sanchez, jr. 11/07/08
General Operating Kevin W. Throop 01/26/09
General Operating Richard C. Cyr 01/30/09
General Operating Francis W. Crampton 02/12/09
General Operating James A. Green 02/12/09
General Operating Brian C. Pinder 02/12/09
General Operating Darrell A. Bobrowski 02/26/09


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ISSUED TO
Kendrick Foster
Matthew Paul Pope
Matthew C. Perez
Nicholas A. Thompson
Michelle Fisher
Maria Hernandez
Stacy D. Scruggs
David J. Stern, P.A.
Margarita Gamez
Robert C. Mobley
Anthony Darell Dowling
Luis Humberto Palacios
Edwin Lee Cason, III
Roy A. Odell
Jessica Rae Grinslade
Marshall C. Watson, P.A.
Kimberly B. Fralix
Pedro Santos, jr.
Lacora Mae Shanks
Preston L. Collins
Douglas M. Griffin
Roger L. Macy
Timothy B. Scibek
Michael E. Holsomback
Darlene F. Stagani
Kris R. Jones
Marc F. Elad
Michael J. Lester
Irma Galan
Micheline Raymond
Irma Santivanez
Gabino Herrera
Maria Deanselmo Reyes
Shaun Osceola
Allen Hargis
Micheline Raymond
James Schock
Fabian Lopez
Ricardo Gil Soto


DATE
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03/02/09
03/02/09
03/05/09
03/05/09
03/09/09
03/20/0
03/24/09
04/08/09
04/29/09
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Demetrio Calderon Martinez 01/17/07
Juan Perez 03/08/07
Martha Martinez 05/02/07
Juan Perez-Ferman 05/02/07
Michael Paul Jarrell 07/24/07
Aguileo Posadas-Cruz 08/24/0
David Garcia-Hernandez 09/11/07
Giraldo Nelson 10/01/07
Gregorio Casarruvias-Onofre 11/02/07
Saul Garcia Ortero 12/07/07
Ramon gomez 01/03/08
Manuel Carcamo-Fernandez 01/31/08
Lorenzo Trejo 05/02/08
Angelita Nicole Cortez 05/02/08
Maria Isabell Estaban Chavez 05/02/08
Reyna Alcala 05/02/08
Ruben Bustos 06/17/08
Patricio Fabian Fonseca 09/17/08
Yesenia Gomez 12/30/08
Felicitas Hernandez 02/12/09
Luis Perez 02/23/09
Mario Alberto Martinez 02/23/09
Cesar Galvin Caceres 02/23/09
Veronica De La Cruz 03/11/09
Ana Maria Prieto 03/26/09
Jeff Vickers 04/07/09
Fidel Bentacourt 05/06/09
Jose Pelayo 07/30/09
Melanie Sue Jolly 08/27/09
Vitalino Ramirez 10/08/09
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Dated this 21stday of June, 2011 in Okeechboee County, Florida.


Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Circuit Court


Publish: July 6, 2011
Okeechobee News


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By Eric Kopp
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A man who was report-
edly trying to get in homes
because he "was looking
for his girlfriend" is being
held in the county jail on a
felony drug charge. Chester
Chester Eugene Wood- Woodall
all Jr., 21, N.W 30th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Saturday, July 2, on a felony charge
of possession of a controlled substance and
a misdemeanor charge of loitering or prowl-
ing. He is being held in the Okeechobee
County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bond.
An arrest report by Deputy Steven Pol-
lock, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-


fice (OCSO), stated that Woodall was trying
to get into people's homes in Debbie Park.
When the deputy found the man he was re-
portedly standing in a car port at one of the
homes. When asked why he was going to
all of the homes, Woodall reportedly told the
deputy that he wanted to see if "people were
home in their houses."
According to Deputy Pollock, Woodall
"appeared to be very intoxicated."
During a search of the man, the deputy al-
legedly found eight lorazepam Img tablets.
Lorazepam is an anti-anxiety medication.
The pills had a total weight of 2 grams,
added the report.


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).
* Clarence Lee Corkey, 45, Okeechobee,
was arrested July 1 by Sergeant Russell Cale
on an Okeechobee County warrant charging
him with giving false information to a pawn-
broker and dealing in stolen property. His
bond was set at $12,500.
* Corey Lee Taylor, 20, N.E. 15th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested July 1 by Deputy
Jason Hickman on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with violation of pro-
bation - grand theft. He is being held without
bond.
* Mark Dickinson, 21, N.W Second Place,
Cape Coral, was arrested July 1 by Deputy
Greg Popovich on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with grand theft, deal-
ing in stolen property and giving false infor-


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mation to a pawnbroker. He is being held
without bond.
* Kevin Holata, 32, N.W First St., Coral
Springs, was arrested July 1 by Deputy
Heath Hughes on an Okeechobee County
felony warrant charging him with violation
of probation - driving under the influence.
He is being held without bond.
* Aaron Orlando Rodriguez, 14, N.E.
Eighth Way, Okeechobee, was arrested July
1 by Deputy Yamil Astacio on a warrant
charging him with absconding from proba-
tion, violation of probation - battery on an
education employee and violation of pro-
bation - trespassing on school property. He
was booked into the Okeechobee County
Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional De-
tention Center in Fort Pierce.
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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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Proposed Amendment to Code of
Ordinances of Okeechobee County, Florida
Notice is hereby given that there will be a Public Hearing before the
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners to receive public input
regarding adoption of an ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of
Okeechobee County, Florida. The title of the proposed ordinance is:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING APPENDIX B - GLOSSARY; AMENDING
ARTICLE 11, LAND USE: TYPE, DENSITY, INTENSITY, SECTION
2.04.00 - PERMITTED AND PROHIBITED USES IN ZONING DISTRICTS
TO PROVIDE FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS WITHIN CERTAIN
ZONING DISTRICTS; AMENDING ARTICLE 11, LAND USE: TYPE, DENSITY,
INTENSITY, SECTION 2.05.02 - HOME OCCUPATIONS TO ADDRESS
PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS, ALL OF WHICH ARE CONTAINED
WITHIN THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF THE OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY CODE; PROVIDING REGULATIONS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT
CLINICS; ADDING A NEW ARTICLE VII - PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS
TO CHAPTER 22, BUSINESSES OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CODE; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; CONFLICTING PROVISIONS;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION;
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The public hearing will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in
Room 270, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
Interested persons may appear and be heard. This public hearing will be the
first of two public hearings. A second public hearing will be held on Thursday,
July 28, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the same location.

A copy of the proposed ordinance will be available for public inspection at the
Planning and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Suite A,
Okeechobee, Florida each weekday, Monday through Friday, except holidays
and furlough days between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30p.m.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that
the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be
based. County Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup from official
records of the Clerk.
Margaret Garrard Helton, Chair
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
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was a birthday card containing a pop up cake and candles.
While here, the ladies and children shared snacks, music, conversation, and
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The Florida Association of Coun-
ties (FAC) presented Okeechobee
County Commissioner Margaret
Garrard Helton with the Advanced
County Commissioner (ACC) des-
ignation following her completion
of a comprehensive study program
developed by the association. Cornm-
missioner Helton received the des-
ignation along with 29 other county
commissioners during an awards
ceremony held at the FAC Annual
Conference in Orange County.
"This certification allows our citi-
zen electorate to become experts in
county government improving their
communities," said FAC Executive
Director Chris Holley. "Through
FAC's education programs we are
able to teach commissioners how Okeec
to advance their policies through the Garrar
complexities of government bureau- lowing
cracies." program
The ACC program is organized
as a series of three seminars, with 27 hours
of course work. The course content focuses
on leadership with an over-arching theme
of growth and development in Florida. Par-
ticipating Commissioners must commit to
fully participate in all three seminars in order
to graduate. Seminars include: Leadership


Special to the Okeechobee News
hobee County Commissioner Margaret
d-Helton was recently recognized fol-
Sthe completion of an advanced study
im.
Skills in Florida's Growth Environment; Stra-
tegic Visioning & Implementing that Vision,
and Understanding and Working with Stake-
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This year, the University of Florida/IFAS Ex-
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County.


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Kiwanis meeting
The Thursday, June 30, Kiwanis meeting was held at The Lodge on the Lake
Restaurant in Okeechobee. In the photo left to right are: J.D. Mixon, club vice
president; Megan Williamson, guest speaker, and Dowling Watford, Kiwanis
member. Mr. Watford introduced Megan as his guest speaker. She is a fourth
grade teacher at North Elementary School and she thanked the Kiwanis
members for the Mini Grant that her class recently received from the Kiwanis
Club as well as from other businesses that was put to good use. They had a
ribbon cutting ceremony on April 21, the day before Earth Day for the 3,000-
square-foot Reading Garden where her students have planted seeds and
shrubs native to Florida. Mrs. Williamson believes that 95 percent of what the
students learn is retained through touch, feel and smell. Her students have
taken ownership of the Reading Garden and look forward to each school day
when they can go outside to their garden to read and learn. Mrs. Williamson
invited the Kiwanis Club Members and the community as well to volunteer as
time will allow them.




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young people create and participate in
community service projects, is offering a
grant program to help young people get in-
volved in or create their own local projects
to provide youth with volunteer opportuni-
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to help cover the costs of implementing
a youth volunteer project, including food,
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Applicants must be 25 years of age or
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People have no idea they are dealing with
something so potentially dangerous.
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Vacation Bible schools


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Seventh Day Adventist
Church, 412 N.W Sixth St., will
host Vacation Bible School July
10 through 14 from 6 to 8:30
each evening. Boys and girls,
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St. is having Vacation Bible School July 11
through 15 at the ROC from 8:30 a.m.
until noon each day. The theme is "Big Ap-
ple Adventure" and it is for children from
kindergarten through the fifth grade. The
event is completely free. For more informa-
tion call the church office at 863-763-2171.
Okeechobee Church of God, 301
N.E. Fourth Ave., plans to hold Vacation
Bible School July 18 through 22 for chil-
dren ages three through 12. The hours are
5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. There will be food,
crafts, games, Bible lessons and puppets
each night.
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W
32nd St., is accepting Upward Soccer regis-
tration for children going into K-4 through
8th grade. The cost is $65 per child and
the deadline to register is Aug. 9. The first
practice is the week of Sept. 6. Register for
either activity at the church office or by
going to www.oakviewbaptist.com under
FORMS. For more information on either ac-


Stivity call 863-763-1699.
The children's clothes
closet at Grace Brethren
Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave,
will be open Wednesdays in
July. The dates are July 6,
July 13 and July 27 from
:es of 10:30 a.m. until noon each
Ship day. There is no cost to those
rS p in need. Please call Ada at
views and photos 863-697-8539 for more infor-
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used clothes.
Believers Fellowship Church, 300
S.W Sixth Ave., will have a Gospel Sing,
Friday, July 8 at 7 p.m. Everyone is wel-
come, singers, musicians or toe tappers.
If you love to sing or play Christian music
or just sit back and praise God by clapping
your hands and tapping your foot, this is
the place to be. Refreshments and fellow-
ship will follow.
Fountain of Life Church, 1320 S.W
32nd St., has a series of community out-
reach ministries. Every Thursday at 6:30
p.m. a grief share support group for adults
and teens grieving the death of a loved one
will be meeting. For more information con-
tact Elizabeth or Hannah at 863-697-6047.
On Friday the church presents "Walking
the 12 Steps with Jesus Christ," a Bible
based study for recovery from addiction
to drugs, alcohol or other out of control
habits. For more information ladies should
contact Peggy at 863-763-1728, men should
contact Jerry at 863-484-0865.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news
from area churches for this column. E-mail
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The Croppin' Crew now meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Okeecho-
bee County Library. The next meeting will be July 9 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. All levels of
scrapbookers are welcome. Check out what other local scrapbookers and cardmakers
are doing and share your ideas too. Bring your pictures, scrapbook pages and/or projects
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Commissioner Bry-
ant Culpepper managed to ruffle the feath-
ers of his fellow commissioners, the interim
county administrator, the property appraiser
and the county attorney at the June 30 com-
mission meeting.
In the morning session Mr. Culpepper
stated thatviewers of the county commission
webcast expressed concern about texting
on cell phones during commission meet-
ings. He said he wanted absolute transpar-
ency. While Mr. Culpepper thought no one
was communicating by cell phone during
the meetings, he added "perception is real-
ity." He voluntarily offered to turn off his cell
phone and put it on the front of his desk in
plain sight. Commission Chairperson Mar-
garet Helton said in her two and a half years
on the board she had never seen anyone use
a cell phone during the meetings.
"Would you please produce that?" asked
Commissioner Joey Hoover of the tapes. "I
can't respond unless I see what you are talk-
ing about." He, too, said he had never seen
anyone text during meetings.
Mr. Culpepper said he was only repeating
allegations relayed to him. He did not name
any individuals.
During the afternoon session Mr. Culpep-
per launched into a long discussion critical
of the building department and the property
appraiser. He complained of a $5 parking
fee at C. Scott Driver Park, for fishing tourna-


ments. Interim county administrator Robbie
Charter said that has not been in effect for
some time. It was removed soon after it was
imposed.
He called for more improvements at
Okee-Tantie that would not cost much. "If I
identify funding sources don't stop me with
procedural problems," he said. "I've found
money before and I'll find it again." The
commissioner vowed to find funding sourc-
es to improve Okee Tantie Campground and
Marina but asked not to be stopped with
"procedural problems." He claimed county
government made things difficult for new
businesses. Because of tough economic
times he urged creative ways to help busi-
nesses. He asked the board to be receptive to
helping new business. "The city has worked
hard trying to be a good business partner."
He mentioned problems with Robert Lam-
bert, the airport's fixed base operator, that
he felt were the county's fault.
Mr. Culpepper criticized the building de-
partment and code enforcement operations
charging that they were making things more
difficult for the citizens..
He suggested changing policies. "We
need to streamline the process," he said.
"If I have presented myself in an adverse
way, I apologize," Mr. Culpepper said at one
point.
Mr. Culpepper said he got frustrated by
hearing something was being looked into.
He claimed some situations have been on-
going on for six months. "I'm all for the per-
mit process," Mr. Culpepper said. "But it is


not created to intimidate people and I think
that's where the line, at times, has been
crossed."
Mr. Culpepper also criticized the property
appraiser. "Some people do not upgrade
their houses because they can't pay property
taxes," Mr. Culpepper asserted. "I think ours
(property appraisers) are a little overzealous
to get every penny." Mr. Culpepper charged
that the property appraiser treated different
people differently and mentioned the agri-
cultural classification being applied in some
areas and not in others.
Mr. Culpepper asked about the granting of
agriculture classification and was explained
the process by which a property is declared
to be a bone fide agriculture property.
"Could you tell me that every person that
has an agriculture classification is entitled to
it?" asked Mr. Culpepper.
As far as I know," Mr. Sherman replied.
"We investigate it as much as we possibly
can every day and it's open for the whole
world to look at."
Mr. Cassels was critical of Mr. Culpep-
per's dealings in the matter of a long-run-
ning pending litigation. Mr. Culpepper said
he called the judge involved to find out why
there was no decision. "Commissioner, that
is a very dangerous procedure for you as a
policy maker," responded the attorney. "You
flabbergast me. Yours is a policy function,
not to try to prejudice the county's case by
talking to the judge directly."


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unclaimed monies were collected by the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Okeechobee County, Florida
in her official capacity prior to January 1, 2010 for which claims have not been made. Persons/entities
having or claiming any interest in such funds or any portion thereof shall file a written claim with Sharon
Robertson, Clerk of Circuit Court, Finance Division, 312 NW Third Street, Suite 165, Okeechobee, FL
34972, on or before September 1, 2011. Persons/entities shall make sufficient proof of ownership and
upon doing so shall be entitled to receive any part of the money claimed. Unless said monies are claimed
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 2011-CA-152
GLENFORD SMITH and
DELORES SMITH,
Plaintiffs,
VS.
RETHA M. D'AGOSTINA, and as
to each of the foregoing per-
sons, if alive or deceased, their
unknown heirs, devisees grant-
ees, creditors, and all other par-
ties claiming by, under or
against this Defendant.
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RETHA M. DAGOSTINA, and as
to each of the foregoing persons, if
alive or deceased, their unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and all other partes claiming
by, under or against this Defen-
dant.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action for quiet title of the following
described property:
Lot 11, Block 7, DIXIE RANCH
ACRES according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 35, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defense, if any, to it on An-
thony Young, PA., 3128 Highway
441 South, Okeechobee, FL 34974;
863-824-6776; and file the original
with the Clerk of the above stled
Court within thirty (30) days from
the date of the first publication, oth-
erwise a judgment may be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on this 8 day of June 2011.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY: Chris Watson
DEPUTY CLERK
389518 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2011

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DATE: 7/1/2011
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Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing
he Acquisibon and Restoration Council (ARC), as defined in Section
.59.035, Florida Statutes, announces a public meeting to which all persons
re invited.
)ATE AND TIME: Friday, August 19, 2011 at 9:00 AM (Only); August 11 and
.2, 2011 has been CANCELLED
'LACE: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Building
conference Rooms A&B
1900 Commonwealth Boulevard
allahassee, FL 32399
GENERALL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: ARC reviews proposals for
he management and use of state-owned conservation lands and for identify-
ig new lands for potential conservation via state acquisition. The ARC public
hearing and meeting for August 11 and 12, 2011 has been CANCELLED.
kRC will receive public testimony and conduct its business at its meebng to
ougust 19, 2011.
k copy of the agenda may be obtained 7 days in advance of the meeting by
contacting: Teresia Whalen, Office of Environmental Services at
850)245-2784 or on the web at www.flondaforeverora.
pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person
equinng special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is
asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by
contacting: Teresia Whalen, Office of Environmental Services at
850)245-2784 or teresia.whalen@dep.state.fl.us. If you are hearing or
speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service,
(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
or more information, you may contact: Teresia Whalen, Office of
environmental Services at (850)245-2784 or teresia.whalen@dep.state.fl.us.
;90913 ON 7/6 CGS 7/7/2011

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000830
he Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee, for
he Certificateholders CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certficates, Series
.006-21,
Plaintiff,
VS.-
effrey A. Butzin and Jllian M. Butzin, Husband and Wife; et al
)efendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
0: Jeffrey A. Butzin; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 15264 Northwest 262nd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34973
residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said De-
endants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are
ead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, credi-
ors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under
r against the named Defendant(s); and the aforemenboned named Defen-
ans) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of
he aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents
,r otherwise not sui jurs.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to fore-
lose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated
1 Okeechobee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows:
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 21, SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES
3A THROUGH D, INCLUSIVE, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUB-
LIC RECORDS.
more commonly known as 15264 Northwest 262nd Street,
Okeechobee FL 34973.
This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a
opy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE,
LP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway,
;ulte 360, Boca Raton, FL 33431, within thirty (30) days after the first publi-
ation of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either be-
ore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a
efault will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 24 day of June, 2011.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Circuit and County Courts
BY: Linda F. Young, Deputy Clerk
londa Rules of Judicial Administation Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With
disabilitiess
fyou are a person with a disability who needs any accommodabon in order
o participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please contact Come Johnson, ADA Coordlna-
or, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucle, FL 34986,
772) 8074370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or
nmediately upon receiving this nobfication if the time before the scheduled
appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
;PANISH: SI usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adap-
aclem para poder parbcipar de este procedimlento o event; usted tlene
erecho, sin cost alguno a que se le provea clerta ayuda. Favor de comuni-
arse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club
)rive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 8074370 por lo menos 7
las antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmedatamente despues
e haber recbido esta notificaclem si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su
omparecencla. SI tiene una discapacidad auditiva eo de habla, Ilame al 711.
:REYOL: SI ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou
a patislpe nan prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen peye anyen
iou ou jwen on sen de ed. Tanpn kontakte Come Johnson, Co-ordinator
kDA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucle, FL 34986,
772) 807-4370 O'mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou part nan tribunal, ou
nediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan trlbu-
al-la mwens ke 7 )ou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2010 CA 558
SOUTH FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND
BANK ASSOCIATION, FLCA A
FEDERALLY CHARTERED
INSTRUMENTALITY,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
ROBERT J. SMITH, JR., AND
MARY ELLEN SMITH,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
BY CLERK
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Summary Judg-
ment entered June 23, 2011 in the
above styled cause now pending in
said Court that I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, 312
N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972 at 11:00 a.m. on July 27,
2011, the following described real
property:
Lot 32, of the Plat of Sundance
Trails Ranch as recorded in
Plat Book 7, Page 69, Public
Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
DATED: June 24, 2011.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
By: SANDRA L. CREECH
Deputy Clerk
390718 ON 6/29;7/6/2011

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LEGAL NI CE
The St. Johns River Water Management District (District) issued consumptive
use permits) at least five years ago for the water use(s) described below.
The permits) contained a condition requiring the permittee(s) to submit a
compliance report demonstrating that the permitted water use(s) will con-
bnue to meet the District's permitting rules for the duration of the 20-year
permitss.
The District gives notice of receipt of Compliance Report(s) for the following
consumpbve use permitss:
Individual Consumpbve Use Permit(s)
Mr Walter D Randall, PO Box 12663, Fort Pierce, FL 34979, application
#10868. The District issued a permit on December 12, 2000. This is a
10-year compliance report. The applicant proposes to continue the use of
2.83 million gallons per day of groundwater for agricultural use. The with-
drawals used by this proposed project will consist of groundwater from FAS -
Upper Flordan Aquifer via 21 active wells in Okeechobee County, located in
Sections: 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9, Township: 34 South, Range: 36 East, known as
Sunny Grove Ranch.
The file(s) containing the permits) and compliance reports) are available
for inspecbon Monday through Friday, except for District holidays, 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. at the Districts Headquarters 4049 Reid St., alatka, FL 32177-2529.
You may also view files at one of the District's service centers, but you
should call service center staff in advance to make sure that the files are at a
specific service center Service center contact information is available online
at foridaswatercom/contactus/offices.html. Additionally, most permit file
documents can be viewed online at flordaswatercom/permitting/index.hbtl.
To obtain information on how to find and view permit file documents, visit
flodaswater.com/permittin/index.html and select the opic of interest from
the "Find permits and applications" heading, and then follow the directions
provided under "How to find a Technical Staff Report (TSR) or other applica-
bon file documents."
Decisions on compliance reports for Standard General permits will be made
at the District's service center where the permit was processed, unless the
decision on a compliance report is upgraded to a decision on a compliance
report for an Individual permit as explained below. A substantial objection to
a compliance report for a Standard General permit must be made in writing
and filed with (received by) the Director of Regulatory Support, P.O. Box
1429, Palatka, FL 32178-1429, or by e-mail at applicationsup-
port@sjrwmd.com, within 14 days of notification of the compliance report.
Please include either the Permit Number or the Project Name in the objec-
bon. Notification of the compliance report is either the fifth day after the
date on which the written notice is deposited in the U.S. mail (for those per-
sons who receive actual notice by U.S. mall), the date on which the nobce is
e-mailed (for those persons who receive actual notice by e-mall), or the date
the nobce is published in the newspaper (if actual notice is not provided by
U.S. mail or e-mall). A "substantial objecbon" means a written statement di-
rected to the District that identifies the objector, concerns hydrologic or envi-
ronmental impacts of the consumptive use, and relates to applcable rule
criteria. A timely substantial objection will cause the decision on a compli-
ance report for a Standard General permit to be considered a decision on a
compliance report for an Individual permit. If the District receives a timely
substantial objection from you, then you will receive written notice of the
District's intended decision on the compliance report.
Decisions on compliance reports for Individual permits will be made by the
District's Governing Board. Nobce of Intended District Decision will be rovid-
ed to persons who have requested individual nobce. A request for individual
Notice of Intended District Decision on a compliance report must be received
by the Director of Regulatory Support prior to the date the Notice of Intend-
ed District Decision is generated. For compliance reports for Individual per-
mits, you are advised to notify the District within 14 days of notificabon of
the compliance report if you have questions, objections, comments, or infor-
mabon regarding the compliance report. If you make a written request to
the District for additional information regarding a specific compliance report,
you will be provided an opportunity to obtain the available information.
Please note that filing a written objection does not entitle you to a Chapter
120, Florida Statutes, administrative hearing.
Victor Casto, Division Director,
Division of Regulatory Support
St. Johns River Water Management District
4049 Reid Street
Palata, FL 32177-2529
(386) 3294570
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music genre
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weather
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perhaps
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28 Bank
encumbrance
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twice in
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attack dog
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romaine and
such
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BlackBerry,
briefly
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43 Hardly geniuses
45 Contest
submission
47 Arrived
48 Poet Pound
50 Old hands
52 Coerce
54 Infield protector
58 Retreats in the
desert
60 Bring up
61 Field of expertise
62 Jr. high, e.g.
63 *Frosted Lenten
pastry
66 Maneuver among
moguls
67 One way to read
68 White-sheet
wearer, on
Halloween
69 Sixth sense, for
short
70 Sources of blue
eyes, say
71 Shipping weight
deductions

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equipment


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40 Street urchin
41 Ralph Kramden's
pal
44 Sprinkler
attachment
46 Boris's partner
in toon
espionage
48 Online birthday
greetings, e.g.
49 Round number?
50 Outlaw-chasing
group


51 Poolroom
triangles
53 Prompt again
55 Vine-covered
recess
56 Get extra value
from
57 Garment that can
follow the starts
of the answers to
starred clues
59 Thick carpet
64 Bullfight shout
65 Rank above cpl.


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side of
3 Prom goers
4 Railroad bridge
support
5 UFO crew,
presumably
6 Greet the
morning
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tint
8 Party headgear
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10 Spongy ball
brand
11 *Enduring, as a
storm
12 Tip off
13 One in a buffet
stack
18 Ear part
23 "Shane" star Alan
26 Surrealist
Salvador
29 "That'll do,
thanks"
31 Movie critic, at
times
32 Restful resort
33 Deposed despot
Amin
34 *Freight-bearing
vessel
35 Stockholm-bound
carrier
36 Jerusalem is its
cap.


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Okeechobee Ozone All Stars qualify for State Tournament


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A win over Lake Placid propelled
Okeechobee into the State Tournament after
their strong performance at the Dixie Youth
Baseball Ozone District 8 championship in
Sebring this past weekend.


The OCRA team lost two games to pow-
erful Sebring and lost in the championship
game. Sebring outscored opponents 47-2
during three games in the double elimina-
tion tournament.


16, at the Durrah Martin Sports Complex in Okeechobee lost 14-1 and 15-0 to Sebring
Avon Park as the District runner-up. and defeated Lake Placid 8-4 in the three
Key players for the Okeechobee All Stars games at the tournament.


included Dylan Sheffield, Dylan Morris, Gary


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Commission starts budget


discussion short handed


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The budget season has begun. Okeecho-
bee County Commissioners are starting bud-
get debates one person short. Governor Rick
Scott has yet to appoint someone to fill the
seat vacated by the death of longtime Com-
missioner Clif Betts.
"There is no set time line for the gover-
nor to make the appointment," stated Lane
Wright of the governor's press office.
The seat has been vacant about three
months and there is no indication as to
when the governor will act. At the last com-
mission meeting, interim county administra-
tor Robbie Charter gave the first preliminary
report on the proposed budget. The budget
will probably be discussed again at the July
14 commission meeting. Budget workshops
are scheduled for July 25, July 28, Sept. 1 and
Sept. 3. Even if a new commissioner were


appointed and sworn in during the budget
process, that person would possibly have a
lot of catching up to do to be fully informed
on the budget.
"I think the people of Okeechobee de-
serve diverse representation," stated Com-
missioner Joey Hoover. Even though he had
confidence in the county staff and his fellow
commissioners in preparing the budget, he
did not think the people would get a fair
shake without a full board of county com-
missioners.
"We have to do the best we can," stated
Commissioner Ray Domer.
To date there are six applicants for the
seat: former hospital administrator Frank
Irby, business owner Tara Boshell, real es-
tate appraiser J. D. Mixon, rancher and
businessman Brad Goodbread, Rev. Pauline
Livatt, Pastor of Satin Stephen AME Church;
and, former county commissioner Noel
Chandler.


2012 elections shaping up for candidates


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Even though the next election for county
offices is over a year away, some candidates
are getting an early start by filing with the
supervisor of elections. It could be a busy
election year with three county commission
seats, all constitutional officers, two school
board members and the county judge up for
election.
In 2012 county commission seats for dis-
tricts 1, 3 and 5 will be up for grabs. The dis-
trict 1 seat is currently held by Ray Domer.
Margaret Helton holds the seat for district 5.
The district 3 seat is currently vacant pend-
ing the governor's appointment of a replace-
ment for the late Clif Betts.
Neither of the incumbent commissioners
has taken any formal action yet. However,
there are already two candidates filed for
the district 1 seat, Carl Shumate and Jocely
Weeks Elliott. Both candidates are Republi-
cans.
These candidates still have to qualify,
which involves either paying a fee based on
the annual salary of the office or submitting
a petition with a certain number of names.
The deadline to qualify is noon, June 8,
2012. So the two filed candidates could have
additional opposition by then. Prospective
candidates can also wait until June 8, 2012
to file.


All of the constitutional officers will be
up for re-election. So far only the property
appraiser, Bill Sherman, has filed for re-elec-
tion. While Sheriff Paul May (Republican)
has announced that he will run for re-elec-
tion, he has not taken any formal action yet.
J.H. Folbrecht, also a Republican, has filed
for the office. The qualifying deadline for
constitutional officers is also noon, June 8,
2012.
The office of county judge is also up
for elections. To date no one has filed. The
deadline to qualify is noon, May 7, 2012.
School board seats for district 2, current-
ly held by Kelly Owens and district 4, cur-
rently held by India Riedle. 4 are also up for
election. To date, no one has filed for these
seats.
The 2012 primary election will be a little
early. Ordinarily it would be Aug. 28, 2012.
However, the National Republican party is
meeting in Tampa during that time so Flor-
ida's primary elections will be held on Aug.
14, 2012.
Before the election, district lines will be
redrawn due to the population changes
shown on the 2010 census.
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Fitness Factory holds Strong Man Competition


Soccer camp to open
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.
OCRA to hold fall sports
sign ups on Saturdays
OCRA will hold sign ups for the 2011
football and cheerleading season on the
following Saturdays: July 9, July 16 and
July 23, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. under
the score tower at the baseball complex.
All children between the ages of 5-14 are
eligible to sign up (age as of Aug. 31)
The cost is $75 per player, $60 for second
child, $45 for cheerleaders, $45 flag (5
and 6) A copy of child's birth certificate is
a must at the time of sign up. Any ques-
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