Okeechobee news
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Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 09-11-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Sunday, September 11, 2011 75¢ Plus tax V ol. 102 No.109 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 10.82 feetLast Year: 14.21 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Brahmans f ootball ... Page 13 County budget hearing set ... Page 3 Okeechobee’s Most Wanted ... Page 8 20% off Any Regularly Priced Items on the Menu!WITH COUPON ONLYExpires 10/1/11 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News People express their patriotism in various way. Janet Engwiller of Basswood expressed her patriotism in the form of a unique quilt. It started out as a tribute to Sept. 11, 2011 but the theme was expanded to contain other patriotic ideas. “I’ve made a lot of quilts through the years,” she said. “I always try to match up the quilt to the person.” It could be said that this particular quilt is matched to Uncle Sam. “I am a product of World War II,” Mrs. Engwiller said. “I love this country.” She was six years old when World War II started. Quilter recalls Sept. 11 Okeechobee News/ D.HamiltonJanet Engwiller’s quilt has a patriotic theme. One panel (below left) depicts the World Trade Center towers before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Another (below right) shows the remen raising a ag over the wreckage. See QUILT — Page 14 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A detective is looking for clues as to the identities of a man and woman who are wanted for questioning in connection with the cashing of a counterfeit check at a local supermarket. Detective Susan Morrison, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), said an unidenti ed black man on Tuesday, Aug. 30, asked a clerk at the Pair pass bad checks Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCSODo you know this person? Surveillance photos show the woman who reportedly cashed bogus checks. See CHECKS — Page 14 Panthers prey on cattle ... Page 16 OHS volleyball team wins ... Page 19


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By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Citizens will get a chance to voice their opinions on the proposed county budget Tuesday night. That is when Okeechobee County Commissioners will hold the rst of two required public hearings before nal adoption of the budget. Commissioners are also scheduled to take the rst formal step toward adoption of the budget by approving a proposed millage rate, a proposed budget and nal rates for re, EMS and solid waste collections assessments. The proposed millage rate is 9 mils. This rate is calculated to bring 4.09 percent more revenue into the county than last years millage rate. However, the nal millage rate, to be adopted after the second public hearing, will probably be lower. One mil equals $1 in property taxes for every $1,000 of assessed property value. The re assessment will remain the same at $100 per dwelling unit, $56 per agriculture/vacant property up to ve acres and $0.64 per additional acre. Hotels, motels and RV spaces will continue to be $8 per room/space and commercial property will be based on the amount of square feet. The EMS assessment rate will also stay the same. Individual dwelling units will be assessed $74, hotels, motels and RV parks will stay at $2 per space. Commercial properties will pay $0.06 per square foot and industrial/warehouse property will pay $0.01 per square foot. However, the residential solid waste assessment will increase from $187.40 to $193.02 per residential unit. The nal action on the agenda will be to schedule a time and date for the second public hearing before adoption of a nal millage rate and budget.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 S u pp lem e nt to th e Ok e e c ho be e N e w s € J a nua ry 28 2 0 1 1 € A ls o A v a ila ble O nlin e a t n e w s z a p.c o m S u p p l e m e n t t o t h e O k e e ch o b e e N e w s A u g u s t 1 7 2 01 1D D r r . F F r r e e d d B B r r o o w n n C C h h i i l d d r r e e n n   s s H H e e a a l l t h h C C e e n n t e e r r 2 2 0 1 1 5 5 H w w y y 4 4 4 1 1 N N o o r r t t h h , O O k e e e e c h o o b e e e e , F F L L € € 8 8 6 6 3 3 7 7 6 6 3 3 1 9 9 5 5 1 1 F F l l o o r r i i d d a a C C o o m m m m u u n n i i t t y y H H e e a a l l t t h h C C e e n n t t e e r r s s , I I n n c c . F F o o r r m m o o r r e e i i n n f f o o r r m m a a t t i i o o n n , p p l l e e a a s s e e v v i i s s i i t t o o u u r r w w e e b b s s i i t t e e a a t t w w w w w w . f f c c h h c c i i n n c c . o o r r g gCall to schedule your appointment today! 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Mr. Freeman was born in Indianapolis, Ind. His family moved to Okeechobee in February 1976. He worked for his father in their citizens band shop for several years. Mr. Freeman obtained employment with Okeechobee County in the Cemetery department from 1978 to 1983. He worked several positions before coming to Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina in April of 2000 as a part-time security technician. His position became full-time in May, 2001. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News In addition to the six other cases to be heard by the City of Okeechobee Code Enforcement Board Tuesday night, the board will also consider reducing the ne of Janet Doster who accrued a ne on her property in the 700 block of S.E. Tenth Avenue. Ronnie and Charlene Jacobs, owners of property at 311 S.E. Eighth Drive, and Williams Grigsby, Jr., owner of property at 1100 S.R. 70 E. were cited because of the lack of cleaning and beauti cation on their properties. The Church of God Of Prophecy, at 102 N.W. Tenth St. was cited for lack of a building permit. Anita Leverett will have to answer to charges of junk on her 804 N.W. Twelfth St. property. Robert and Melody Jennings were cited for a public nuisance on the 810 S.E. Eighth Street property. In addition to public nuisance Matthew Williams was cited for general cleaning and beauti cation because of the condition of his 1103 S.E Eighth Ave. property. City code board to consider ne reduction If you go ...What: Public hearing on the county budget When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 Where: Commission Chambers, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. If you go ...What: City of Okeechobee Code Enforcement Board When: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13 Where: Council Chambers, Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave.


FCAT Tests Schools run on money and the powers that be have demanded that if you can’t produce you don’t get money to run your s chool. Therefore, they teach to the test we are witnessing. The students have way more needs than we did growing up, and the c ounty must provide for them with less state and government money than we have ever had before, but they are expected to produce more than ever before as in the FCAT s cores. As a side note, many parents don’t v alue an education as much as their forefat hers and do not help the students succeed in the system that is stacked against them and the teachers.  The “No Child Left Behind” Act/Law is a failure and will eventually be repealed. We have a lot of good leaders and teachers in our local education system here in Okeechob ee. Let them set standards and teach our kids. Anytime the Federal Government steps in they seem to always screw things up. Not really sure I know what the hell I am talking about but it does sound good. If our teachers were making $60k to $70k a year they s hould have to learn to cope and deal with t hese undisciplined kids. Well... they do not make that much! If these kids can’t behave in school, send these brats home and let the parents home school them.Politics I wouldn’t vote for any candidate that s aid “I will vote strictly based on democ ratic/republican party platforms.” A good politician will research the issue at hand and make his/her decision based on what t hey truly believe is the best for the residents of their district. Republicans disagree w ith other Republicans and Democrats with other Democrats all the time. Otherwise, we c ould just have one member of Congress, or just one commissioner and the residents c ould vote Republican or Democrat and that person could easily make all the decisions b ased on whichever party got elected.  We should do away with the Republican and Democratic parties. We should have people in congress who represent America. No titles! No parties! Have each politician cast their vote for the best idea/law in America’s best interest, no matter who came up with the law/idea rst. The American people need to vote for the best candidate and stop worrying about voting out of your party. We need to get away from the Republican vs. Democrat attitude. They keep ghting each other and nothing gets done. Meanwhile the American family and our country is hurting. At what point do you stop the political games and start making America great again?Flags Someone should take down the tattered ags ying around Okeechobee. It is a disgrace to see someone ying a ag like that. Please retire the old ags and replace them with respect.  Tattered ags should be replaced and the old ones should be given to the American Legion for proper disposal. The Legion collects old torn up or faded ags and retires them with a special ceremony. Also, I was disappointed that a lot of people did not stand up when the color guard carried the ag past them in the parade today. Show some respect for the ag. It is a symbol of something that a lot of very brave men have given their lives for so that you could enjoy your freedom. At least have the respect to stand up when it passes.  Another violation of the proper ag etiquette is to y more than one American ag. People who put multiple American ags in front of their homes or businesses are not showing proper respect for the ag. It is not to be used as a decoration. One ag is appropriate and respectful. Multiple ags is a misuse.Obama’s speech “It will not add to the de cit.” THE FACT: It’s hard to see how the program would not raise the de cit over the next year or two because most of the envisioned spending cuts and tax increases are designed to come later rather than now, when they could jeopardize the fragile recovery. De cits are calculated for individual years. The accumulation of years of de cit spending has produced a national debt headed toward $15 trillion. Perhaps Obama meant to say that, in the long run, his hoped-for programs would not further increase the national debt, not annual de cits. It’s A Miracle!By Rev. Jim E. BentonPastor at Faith Farm Prior to moving to Okeechobee, I worked in Newark, N.J. as the director of a Homeless Mission. I was there for ve years and we saw God do amazing things! Among the many miracles that we saw was a nancial miracle that brought us back from the brink of scal ruin. When I arrived in Newark, the mission was about $500,000 in debt and we were losing about $200,000 a year. At the end of my rst year, I cut the annual de cit to $100,000 but we were still losing money and now were $600,000 in debt. At this rate, we would be out of business before we could turn things around. In a prayer meeting with other staff, we decided that our best course of action was to pray for a miracle. So we did! We prayed that God would give us $1 million! That is what we needed in order to pay off our debt and to get us to the place where we could do some things to generate funds. Two weeks after we prayed, I received a notice in the mail that Lillian Hinsberg passed away and left us some money in her will. I went to my computer to see what Lillian had given in the past to see if that was an indication of what we might expect. Bu t I was disappointed. Ms. Hinsberg only gav e us $252.80 over a 10 year period; approximately $25 bucks a year. Oh well, perhaps she had some money tucked away somewhere. The next week I received a copy of he r will and it stated that we would get 25 percent of the remainder of her estate after all bequests had been doled out. Then I read that if the estate is worth less than $5 million, we get nothing. To make a long story short, Ms. Hinsberg died at the age of 102. If she had died at 101, we would likely have gotten nothing. If sh e would have died at 103, we would have likel y gotten nothing because much of her estat e was in blue chip stocks. The stocks matured during this very speci c time in 2007. So w e got $1.7 million! We got our miracle ... and more! Enough to pay the debt, improve th e facility and invest in some ideas to bring in more funds! It was truly a miracle. God is still in the miracle business. I know, it happened to me! Do you need a miracle? Ask God to mee t your need and don’t be surprised when H e does! Sunday, September 11, 2011 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit To Reach UsAddress: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL34974 Website: www.newszap.comTo Submit NewsThe Okeechobee News welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) 763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. 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Okeechobee News USPS 406-160 Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc. 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D € Okeechobee, FL34974 Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL34974 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Okeechobee News Circulation Administration PO Box 7011 € Dover, DE 19903StaffEditor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ€To operate this newspaper as a public trust €To help our community become a better place to live and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. €To provide the information citizens need to make their own intelligent decisions about public issues. €To report the news with honesty, accuracy, purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. €To use our opinion pages to facilitate community debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. €To disclose our own conflicts of interest or potential conflicts to our readers. €To correct our errors and to give each correction the prominence it deserves. €To provide a right to reply to those we write about. €To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion. MEMBER OF: Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming east between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.Extended ForecastMonday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Monday Night : Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a lo w around 71. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. East northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tuesday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a lo w around 72. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaNat. Preparedness MonthAt their Thursday, Sept. 6, meeting, Okeechobee County Commissioners proclaimed the month of September to be National Preparedness Month in the county. Chairperson Margaret Helton presented the proclamation to Interim Public Safety Director David McCain.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News September 11, 2011 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, JOINING THE NATIONAL MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE OF THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11TH WHEREAS, the governing body of Okeechobee County expresses their support of the United States Senate regarding coming together as a Nation and ceasing all work or other activity for a moment of remembrance beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on September 11, 2011, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks committed against the United States on September 11, 2001; and WHEREAS, at 8:46 a.m., on September 11, 2001, hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the upper portion of the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, New York; and WHEREAS, 17 minutes later, at 9:03 a.m., hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center; and WHEREAS, at 9:37 a.m., the west wall of the Pentagon was hit by hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, the impact of which caused immediate and catastrophic damage to the headquarters of the Department of Defense; and WHEREAS, at approximately 10 a.m., the passengers and crew of hijacked United A irlines Flight 93 acted heroically to retake control of the airplane and thwart the taking of additional American lives by crashing the airliner in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and, in doing so, gave their lives to save countless others; and WHEREAS, nearly 3,000 innocent civilians were killed in the heinous attacks of September 11, 2001; and WHEREAS, tens of thousands of individuals narrowly escaped the attacks at the Pentagon and World Trade Center and, as witnesses to this tragedy, are forever changed; and WHEREAS, countless re departments, police departments, rst responders, governmental of cials, workers, emergency medical personnel, and volunteers responded immediately and heroically to those horri c events; and WHEREAS, the Fire Department of New Y ork suffered 343 fatalities on September 11, 2001, the largest loss of life of any emergency response agency in United States history; and WHEREAS, the Port Authority Police Department suffered 37 fatalities in the attacks, the largest loss of life of any police force in United States history in a single day; and WHEREAS, the New York Police Department suffered 23 fatalities as a result of the terrorist attacks; and WHEREAS, the impact of that day on public health continues through 2011, as nearly 90,000 people are at risk of or suffering from negative health effects as a result of the events of September 11, 2001, including 14,000 workers and 2,400 community residents who are sick, and tens of thousands of others whose health is being monitored; and WHEREAS, 10 years later, the people of the United States and people around the world continue to mourn the tremendous loss of innocent life on that fateful day; and WHEREAS, 10 years later, thousands of men and women in the United States Armed Forces remain in harm’s way defending the United States against those who seek to threaten the United States; and WHEREAS, on the 10th anniversary of this tragic day, the thoughts of the people of the United States are with all of the victims of the events of September 11, 2001, and their families; and WHEREAS, the lives of Americans were changed forever on September 11, 2001, when events threatened the American way of life; and WHEREAS, in 2009, Congress and the President joined together to designate September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under the Serve America Act (Public Law 111-13; 123 Stat. 1460); and WHEREAS, in September 2009 and 2010, President Obama issued Proclamation 8413 (74 Fed. Reg. 47045) and Proclamation 8559 (75 Fed. Reg. 56463) proclaiming September 11, 2009, and September 11, 2010, respectively, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance; and WHEREAS, September 11 will never, and should never, be just another day in the hearts and minds of all people of the United States; NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the governing body of Okeechobee County: (1) Recognizes September 11, 2011, as a day of solemn commemoration of the events of September 11, 2001, and a day to come together as a Nation: and (2) Offers its deepest and most sincere condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of the innocent victims of the September 11,2001, terrorist attacks; and (3) Honors the heroic service, actions, and sacri ces of rst responders, law enforcement personnel, State and local of cials, volunteers, and countless others who aided the innocent victims of those attacks and, in doing so, bravely risked and often gave their own lives; and (4) Recognizes the valiant service, actions, and sacri ces of United States personnel, including members of the United States Armed Forces, the United States intelligence agencies, the United States diplomatic service, homeland security and law enforcement personnel, and their families, who have given so much, including their lives and well-being, to support the cause of freedom and defend the security of the United States; and (5) Reaf rms that the people of the United States will never forget the challenges our country endured on and since September 11, 2001, and will work tirelessly to defeat those who attacked the United States; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that on the 10th anniversary of this tragic day in United States history the governing body of the Okeechobee County calls upon all of the people and institutions of the United States to observe a moment of remembrance on September 11, 2011, including (i) media outlets; (ii) houses of worship; (iii) military organizations; (iv) veterans organizations; (v) airlines; (vi) airports; (vii) railroads; (viii) sports teams; (ix) the Federal Government; (x) State and local governments; (xi) police, re, and other public institutions; (xii) educational institutions; (xiii) businesses; and (xiv) other public and private institutions; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the governing body of Okeechobee County encourages the observance of the moment of remembrance to last for 1 minute beginning at 1 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time by, the maximum extent practicable ceasing all work or other activity; and marking the moment in an appropriate manner, including by ringing bells, blowing whistles, or sounding sirens. That this resolution shall become effective immediately upon its adoption. RESOLVED this 8th day of September, 2011. Margaret Garrard-Helton, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida County resolution memorializes Sept. 11 anniversary Special to the Okeechobee NewsA special memoryThis photo of Heather Williamson Rucks was taken in June 1999 on a graduation trip with her grandparents, Sonny and Betty Williamson. In this background the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center are seen dominating the skyline. The picture now has special meaning since these are the towers destroyed by an attach using hijacked airliners as weapons. Their presence in this photography is a somber reminder of that terrible event.


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She enjoyed her family shing and bingo for many years. She is survived by mother, Wilma Knopp of Okeechobee; seven children, Dawn (Jerry Fortune) of Batesville, Ark., Beverly (Bill Swallows) of Georgetown, S.C., Janet (Donald Madray) of Okeechobee, Sherry Zion of Gas City, Ind., Dee Dee (Greg Scott) and Theodore Gustin, both from Marion, Ind., and Joey (Donna) Gustin of Seagaville, Texas; two sisters, Charlene (Bud Keefer) of Okeechobee, and Nichole (Ted Dorsey) of Middletown, Ind.; 11 grandchildren, Carolyn (Julio Castro) Travis Goff, Teia (TJ) Gentrey, Brian Elbert II, Willie Breedlove II, A manda (Gary George), Shiann Breedlove, Jodi (Jason Gainey), Billi Jo (Charlie Newton), Michelle (Brad Cantley), Jessica (Jason long), Donald Cady, Michael (Tiffany) Rocker, Tish Gustin, Brandon (Polly) Peterson, Katie Scott, A dam (Kelly) Zion, Brandon (Charity) Gustin, J amie Gustin, and Nicki (Joe) Butler; and 36 great-grandchildren. Carolyn also had a greatgreat-grandchild, Zoey. She was preceded in death by husband, Joseph Gustin of 41 years; two special fathers, W illie (Pete) Emerson, and Donald Knopp; brother, Jack and sister-in-law Dixie Stanley, and their son Kevin Stanley; and sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Jim Miller; and son-inlaw, Bobby Zion. Memorial services will be held Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, for family members. Erio Ochoa, 48OKEECHOBEE — Erio Ochoa, age 48, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. Visitation will be held at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at 1 p.m. w ith a service following at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may send online condolences at w ww.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seaw inds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida.Jeanne Laurel Branstetter, 70OKEECHOBEE — Jeanne Laurel Branstetter, 70, of Okeechobee, and formerly of Boca Raton, passed away Sept. 8, 2011, at the Hamric k Home. She was born Feb. 22, 1941, in Emmetsburg, Iowa, to the late Wilbur and Ruth Raper. She came to Okeechobee from Boca Raton in 2000. She lovingly provided daycare to nine grandchildren in their early lives. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post 10539. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ka y Grau. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert L. Branstetter Jr.; brother, Mick Raper (Delores); twin brother, Jerry Raper (Marge); sister, Gayle Goeders (Dennis); sister-in-law, Linda Papy (Russ); four children, Kendyl Arnold (Doug), Todd Branstetter (Elizabeth), Tamm y Schmidt (Steven) and Robyn Harris (Jeff); and eleven grandchildren, Ryan, Steven Kelly, Brittney, Jennifer Laurel, Andres, Jackson, Austin, Zachary, Christopher, Jeffrey James “JJ” and Jameson. Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Advent Lutheran Church, 300 East Yamato Road, Boca Raton. Celebration o f life services will be 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at the V.F.W., 3912 HWY 441, Okeechobee. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973 or Matthew 25 Ministry, PO Box 5690, Lake Worth, FL 33466-5690. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Robert T. Dailey, 53OKEECHOBEE — Robert T. Dailey, age 53, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. Burial will take place in Nicholasville, Ky. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. Local arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida.Sergio A. Salgado, 30TRINIDAD — Sergio A. Salgado, age 30, died Sept. 1, 2011, in Trinidad. Services were held Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at the Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery. All arrangements were under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of BuxtonSeawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida.Lawrence ‘Butch’ T. Fields, 66OKEECHOBEE — Lawrence “Butch” T. Fields, 66, died at home on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. A resident of Okeechobee for the past 12 years, he was a member of the Treasure Island Baptist Church. He loved being outdoors deep sea shing and riding on his pontoon boat. Playing Santa at the American Legion Christmas party was a favorite activity. Family reunions provided him a great deal of enjoyment. During his lifetime he was employed in the construction industry, and held a 42 year membership in the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 925. During the Viet Nam War, Butch proudly served his country as a US Marine. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and was 100% disabled due to his service. He held lifetime membership with the American Legion, the VFW, the DAV, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Lawrence Fields; a daughter, Teresa Lynn Fields; brothers, Billy Joe Fields, James Wylie Fields, and Edward Curtis Fields; and a sister, Neva Joyce Fields. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Sherri Nieland Fields; brother, Roger Dale (Merrill) Fields of Blanchard, La.; sisters, Kathy Lynn (Robert) Roy of Blanchard, La., Reba Ann Ramsey of Huntington, Texas; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, with the service on Wednesday., Sept. 14, 2011, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Ft. Drum Cemetery. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care and direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida. Sergio Fernando Valbuena, 33STUART — Sergio Fernando Valbuena, 33, of Stuart, died Sept. 8, 2011. He was born in Bogota, Colombia and had been a resident of Stuart for eight years, having moved from West Palm Beach. He had been a co-owner of Great Florida Insurance franchise in Okeechobee. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Universidad Externado de Colombia in 2001. Survivors include his wife, Paola Valbuena of Stuart; his parents, Fernando and Pilar Valbuena of Port St. Lucie; mother, Nelsy Benito of Long Island, N.Y.; brother, Esteban Felipe Valbuena of Port St.Lucie; sister, Natalia Valbuena of Port St. Lucie; and grandmothers, Julia Rodriguez of Colombia and Anais Adela Martinez of Colombia. He was preceded in death by his brother, Diego Arturo Valbuena in 2009. Visitation will be 1 – 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at Forest Hills Funeral Homes, Palm City Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Sept. 12, 2011 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City. A guest registry may be signed on foresthillspalmcity orida.com. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News September 11, 2011 Search obituaries nationally at http://www.legacy.com Family Fun FlingThe First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. will have their annual Family Fun Fling on Sunday, Sept. 11 from noon to 3 p.m. There will be hamburgers and hot dogs, water slides, face painting, horse shoes, kiddie games and pools, spin art and snow cones. For more information call the church of ce at 863-763-4021.Food Stamp Assistance availableTreasure Coast Food Bank will be at Welcome House Drop-in Center, 1925 Hwy 441 SE, on Monday, Sept. 12 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. helping with food stamp applications and recerti cation. This service is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. For more information please call 772-971-3316. VFW to hold Bingo on Monday eveningsVFW Post 9528, in Buckhead Ridge, on Highway 78 W., will have Bingo on Monda y evenings beginning Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. This is in addition to the usual Thursday Bingo starting at 1 p.m. and our Sunday night vecard Bingo starting at 5:15 p.m.4-H Club plans to meetThe Udder Bunch 4-H Club will hold their rst meeting of the 2010-2011 on Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Civic Center on Hwy. 98. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please call 863-610-2946. Community Events


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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A 90-minute rain and lightning delay didn’t seem to hamper Arcadia Desoto Friday night as they scored 13 points in the rst three minutes of the game and went on to defeat Okeechobee 34-21 in high school football action Friday night in Okeechobee. Brahman Coach Myron Jackson had emphasized in practice last week that his team get off to a better start. Okeechobee (0-2) fell behind Gulliver Prep by 14 points in the rst quarter last week. “It’s not the kids. I’ve got to gure out something to get them off to a better start. I felt even though we gave up those two early touchdowns we kept playing,” he said. Okeechobee was hurt by two early fumbles. On the rst play from scrimmage QB D.J. Washington threw a poor pitch to his tailback and Cedric Jackson scooped it up inside the Brahman 10-yard line and ran in for the score. On the Brahmans second drive, Ty’Ronte Files, who rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns, fumbled the ball on a second effort, and Machale Harville scooped it up and ran it back 43 yards for a touchdown. It was a coach’s dream for Arcadia as they had scored 13 points before their offense had even taken the eld. Okeechobee responded to the adversity well in the rst half as they rallied to take a 14-13 lead. After a personal foul gave Okeechobee a rst down at the Bulldog 40, the Brahmans took just four plays to score late in the rst quarter. Al Morris hauled in a 25-yard pass from Washington at the two yard line and Files ran the next handoff into the end zone to make it 13-7. Okeechobee drove 68 yards in 14 plays in the second quarter to take the lead. Key plays included a 16-yard pass from Washington to Morris, a 15-yard run by Files, and an 18-yard pass from Washington to Will Jackson. Files capped off the drive with a one-yard touchdown run. Okeechobee’s onepoint halftime lead was short lived as Desoto came out of the locker room red up. Xavier Payne, who grew up in Okeechobee through the eighth grade, made his homecoming sweet, as he returned the opening kick off 50 yards to put Desoto at the Okeechobee 30. Six plays later Justin Richardson scored on a three-yard run to put Desoto up for good. Richardson had 82 yards rushing in the game. Payne made two big plays in the third to put the game away. On second down and 13 on the next series he busted up the middle for a 60 yard touchdown run. On the next scoring drive he took a handoff and weaved his way through the Brahman defense for a 39 yard touchdown run. Payne nished with 103 yards on offense, and 163 total yards in the game. I really looked forward to coming back to Okeechobee and play this game,” Payne said. “I hadn’t seen my friends in a long time.” Okeechobee nished off the scoring with a 62-yard drive in the fourth quarter that was keyed by two-pass reception by Eddie Neal for 26 yards. Files ran for 20 yards on the drive, the nal one yard for the score. Jackson said he thought if Okeechobee could have gotten another score it would have been a totally different outcome in the fourth quarter. Okeechobee’s Cory Vickers recovered an onside kick on the next play but Okeechobee mis red on four passing attempts and turned the ball over on downs to Desoto, effectively ending their last chance. Game notesOkeechobee did not have a penalty in the rst half but had four in the third quarter for 38 yards. Kavarius Polk had a 34 yard punt return for Desoto (1-1). Okeechobee fumbled the ball ve times, and lost two fumbles in the game. Marquis Dickens had an interception for Desoto. Several Brahmans had tackles for loss on defense including Cade Stokes, Thor Harden, Cody Walker and Jose Garcia. Okeechobee travels to St. Lucie West to take on Centennial next Friday night. The Junior Varsity team will have a home game next Thursday night at 6 p.m. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Okeechobee News September 11, 2011 Okeechobee football falls to Arcadia Desoto Brahman football game statistics for Desoto Desoto County 13 0 21 0—34 Okeechobee 7 7 0 7—21 How they scored: First Quarter Desoto Jackson six-yard fumble return. (run failed) 6-0. 11:44. Desoto Saunders 43-yard fumble return. (Polk PAT) 13-0. 9:30. Okeechobeee–Files two-yard run. (Piedra PAT) 13-7. 0:41. Second Quarter Okeechobee–Files one-yard run. (Piedra PAT) 14-13. 2:53. Third Quarter Desoto Richardson three-yard run. (Kick failed) 19-14. 9:35. Desoto Payne 60-yard run. (Richardson run) 27-14. 6:52. Desoto Payne 39-yard run. (Polk PAT) 34-14. 0:00. Fourth Quarter Okeechobee-Files one-yard run. (Piedra PAT) 34-21. 5:40. Team Statistics Okeechobee Desoto First Downs 15 7 Third Downs 10-17 1-6 Penalties 4-38 10-99 Rushing yards 162 240 Passing yards 115 15 Punts 4-129 4-140 Punt returns 1-3 3-38 Kick returns 5-64 4-80 Fumbles/lost 5-2 1-0 Interceptions 0-0 1-3 Individual Statistics Okeechobee Passing Att Comp Yds TDS Int DJ Washington 26 7 115 1 0 Rushing No. Yds Avg Lg TD Washington 7 17 2.4 12 0 Ty’Ronte Files 30 110 3.6 9 3 Elijawon Williams 6 33 5.5 10 0 Adrian Minondo 1 2 2.0 2 0 Totals 44 162 3.7 12 3 Receiving No. Yds Avg Lg TD Eddie Neal 2 26 13.0 14 0 Al Morris 3 65 21.7 25 0 Will Jackson 2 24 12.0 18 0 Totals 7 115 16.4 25 0 Ty’Ronte Files had over 100 yards rushing in a losing cause for the Brahmans Friday night. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAdrian Minondo had some key stops for the Brahman defense on Friday night.


When she rst heard about 9/11 Mrs. Engwiller said it was like when President J ohn Kennedy was shot, "I couldn't believe it." Mrs. Enwiller started on the Twin Towers square as soon after the event as she could nd material. Her husband, Vick Engwiller, who is commander of a local VFW Post, helped her a lot by locating pictures on the computer. The quilt squares use bits of different colored materials to copy photographs. It took Mrs. Engwiller two and a half to three years to complete the quilt. It was stitched entirely by hand without the use of a frame or hoop. There is a square depicting the Twin Towers before 9/11. Another square shows a boat parade in New York Harbor a year later with the New York skyline in the background minus the Twin Towers. Another square duplicates the famous photograph of remen raising the American ag amid the rubble of the Twin Towers. Still another square copies a photograph of the huge American ag hanging from the top of the Pentagon after that building was struck by an airplane. Mrs. Engwiller was creative when it came to commemorating the airplane crash in Stoneycreek, Pa. She did not want to picture a crashed airplane so that square contains a ag at half staff, a Christian Cross, a Jewish Star of David and the words "Let's roll." Those words were attributed to passenger Todd Beamer who led other passengers in diverting the airplane from possibly crashing into either the White House or the Capitol. Mr. Engwiller is a 20-year Navy veteran who served in Vietnam. One square shows a sailor in bellbottoms and the USS Arizona Memorial. Other squares replicate such patriotic scenes as the Marines raising the ag on Iowa Jima and the POW/MIA ag. The reverse side of the quilt is covered with a pattern of American ags. 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She had not yet contacted law enforcement in those counties. Detective Morrison said as far as she can tell the counterfeit checks started showing up in July. Locally, however, only the two aforementioned checks have been seen. The detective went on to say that she's waiting to get the bogus check from the store so that it can be processed for ngerprints. No height, weight or clothing description of the man and woman was released, but of cials are hoping someone might recognize the woman from store surveillance photos. If anyone has any information about the man and woman, they are asked to contact Detective Susan Morrison at 863-763-3117. CHECKSContinued From Page 1 Sept. 11 memorial todayOkeechobee area re ghters, EMTs and law enforcement of cials will gather today at 1 p.m. at the ag pole in front of the old Okeechobee County Courthouse in memory of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001. The public is invited to attend.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will be meet on Monday, Sept. 19 at noon at the museum on U.S 98 N. Anyone who would like to join the organization is encouraged to attend this covered dish luncheon. 4-H photo & video club plannedA new 4-H club is forming for those interested in digital photograph and making videos. The club is open to 4-Hers ages 12 to 18, and will meet on the third Monday of each month at the Okeechobee News of ce, 107 S.W. 17th Street (in the plaza next to the Brahman Movie Theater) at 7 p.m. Members should have access to a digital camera or video recorder to use for club projects. The rst meeting will be Monday, Sept. 19 Club members will select a name for the club and nominate of cers. For more information, email club leader Katrina Elsken at: kelsken@newszap.com or call 863 634-9751.Hospice to host yard salesHospice of Okeechobee's Yard Sales will be on, Wednesday, Sept. 21 and Thursday, Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. until noon. The yard sale is located at the corner of SE 4th Street and SE 3rd Ave. For information call 863467-2321.Sacred Heart offers classesSacred Heart Catholic Church will offer religious education classes for children and youngsters, beginning Sunday, Sept. 18 Registrations are now being accepted. Call 863-763-3727, for information. Community Events


By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School swim teams got off to a good start Thursday as they swept a swim meet against Fort Pierce W estwood at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. The boys team won 96-67 while the girls team prevailed 123-45 against the Panthers. On the boys side Ryan Reister won the 50 freestyle, Jason Rucks won the 100 breaststroke and Dustin Houston won the 500 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. The 400 freestyle relay led by Houston, Rucks and Timmy Farrell also prevailed in a close race. “It was a solid rst meet last night,” Coach Brian Turner said, “We had some good swims and the kids are working really hard.” Turner said the kids show up at 5 a.m., each school day to practice and improve their skills. He said a key asset for Okeechobee was their ability to beat teams off the walls during turns and that was the difference on Thursday. The girls team was led by Jessica Wackler who won the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle. Savannah Whitlock won the 200 individual medley. Okeechobee also won the 200 freestyle relay, the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay. Okeechobee had the top three nishers in the 200 freestyle, Wackler, Sage Douglas and Jordan Bolan, and the 100 butter y, the 100 freestyle and the 500 freestyle. “Fort Pierce Westwood is one of the best coached teams we will see this year,” Coach Turner, “I am sure they will be much improved when we see them at the district meet.” This was the rst home swim meet for OHS in the past three years. Turner said there was a great turnout of Okeechobee fans at the event. “This community’s support for our kids is something special and we appreciate everyone who came out to see us compete,” he added. 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There is no charge for the class.Coffee with the CommissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Bryant Culpepper on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m.–noon, and will be held in the meeting room at the Lodge at the Lake Restaurant, formerly The Clock Restaurant, at 1111 S. Parrott. Citizens w ishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment.Democratic Council to meetThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Council will meet on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. at Beef O’Brady’s. Anyone who is interested in joining the council is encoura ged to attend.Prayer walk on TuesdayIn conjunction with the beginning of school, the annual September Prayer Walk, sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association, will begin Tuesday night at Osceola Middle School, followed by South Elementary the Sheriff’s Of ce, the Courthouse, the Police Station and City Hall. Community members meet to pray for the administration, the teachers, the support staff, the students and their parents that they all might have a positive, successful school year. Everyone is invited to attend and participants walk as much as they are able to. Some people choose to drive to the various schools and stand in one location while praying. The meeting location for Tuesday, Sept. 13 will be the front steps of the Freshman Campus at 6 p.m. Okeechobee Retired Teachers to attend conferenceOkeechobee Retired Teachers Association will be attending the Regional Conference on Friday, Sept.15 Those members who have paid the registration fee for the meeting are reminded to meet at the First Baptist Church ROC center at 7 a.m. in order to carpool.Health Fair seeks vendorsGrand Oaks Assisted Living Facility is sponsoring a Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizers are presently looking for health educating organizations that would like to participate. 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Efforts to recover the Florida panther population are showing success with a steady rise in numbers to an estimated 100 to 160 adults of this federally endangered species living in South Florida, according to a report presented Sept. 7 to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). “Panthers are very dif cult to count, but there is no question that conservation efforts have reversed the downward spiral toward extinction of this imperiled species,” said Kipp Frohlich, head of the Imperiled Species Management Section at the FWC. Last year the FWC revised its of cial estimate upward to as many as 160 adults in the panther’s primary range of South Florida. At any given time the total number of panthers may vary, because the estimate does not include the addition of kittens or losses due to a variety of causes. In addition, there are an unknown small number of male panthers dispersed into Central or North Florida. The FWC is working with partners to develop better methods to count panthers and assess the statewide population. In the 1970s, the panther population was estimated to be as few as 20 animals in the wild and showed signs of inbreeding. In 1995, the state, in cooperation with federal agencies, embarked on a genetic-restoration project attempting to avert extinction of the Florida panther. Eight young female Texas pumas were released into South Florida to increase the genetic health of the Florida stock. This conservation effort was intended to mimic the genetic exchange that once occurred naturally between panther populations in the Southeast and pumas in East Texas. It proved successful and resulted in improved panther productivity and health, and a growing population. The progress made in conserving Florida’s of cial state animal appears to be having an unintended consequence: livestock losses to cattle ranchers. Panthers normally prey on white-tailed deer, wild hogs and other game. Yet, last year the FWC began receiving reports of panthers preying on calves. Southwest Florida cattle ranches typically are spread over tens of thousands of acres, with cows and calves dispersed on a range that includes excellent and essential panther habitat. “Partnering with Florida’s cattle ranching industry is an important part of our long-term panther recovery strategy,” said Nick Wiley, the FWC’s executive director. “The history of Florida cattle ranching is a rich one, and the state’s cattle operations are among the largest in the country. Ranching is a critically important economic engine. It is absolutely essential to keep ranching viable in Florida, not only because of its economic value, food productivity and its place in our cultural heritage, but also because it provides valuable habitat for many types of wildlife, including panthers.” Speaking from a cattleman’s perspective, Russell Priddy said, “Florida cattle ranchers understand that a balance needs to be reached between protecting endangered panthers and addressing the nancial impacts of losing calves to panther predation. We will do our part, and we are expecting that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be responsive to our situation.” The FWC is addressing con icts between panthers and human activities in several ways. A $25,000 fund is being proposed by the FWC and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to compensate ranchers who lose calves to panther depredation. The FWC and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are working with ranchers, elected of cials and conservation groups to gure out the best way to initiate this program. It is viewed as a possible rst step towards more comprehensive and effective long-term solutions. The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) will initiate a cooperative research project this fall to learn more about the panther’s impact on cattle ranching by monitoring cal f survival. This research, which is being funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and IFAS, is designed to provide scienti c data on which factors are contributing to calf deaths on these ranches. The FWC is also directing resources to this project. Agency staff will study individual panthers that are on or near the same ranches where the calf studies will be conducted and look at panther prey selection to determine the role that calves play in the panther’s diet. To learn more about the panther, go to www. oridapanthernet.org. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Okeechobee Livestock MarketU.S. 98 North, Okeechobee(863) 763-3127 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 11 a.m. 16 Okeechobee News September 11, 2011 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Sept. 5, 2011 Cows Breaking $58.00 $64.00 Cutter $65.00 $68.00 Bulls 1000-1500 $72.00 $77.00 1500-2000 $67.00 $70.00 Monday Tuesday Calves N 1127 Cows O 321 Str 14 Hfrs S 57 Bulls A 23 Yrlngs L 14 Mix E 0 Total 0 1556 Med #1 Steers Hfrs 200-250 185-195 140-170 250-300 170-185 135-145 300-350 150-165 125-133 350-400 130-145 118-126 400-450 123-136 110-120 450-500 119-130 109-115 550-600 115-124 Med #2 Steers Hfrs 150-200 200-250 142-175 115-135 250-300 142-165 110-130 300-350 130-147 107-117 350-400 120-128 102-109 400-450 110-121 101-107 Monday sales at noon Tuesday sales at 11 a.m. Cows and bulls were $1-$2 lower. Calves were mostly steady, plainer calves were somewhat cheaper with light demand. Next internet sale is Sept. 22, Bred heifer sale, Sept. 30. Hardie Driggers, Sr. topped the calf market with a high of $197.50, bought by Scott Cattle. Seminole Tribe topped the cow market with a high of $69 bought by Central. See ya next week Pete Panther conservation progress comes with challenges


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BHR 4/2, C/Air, fenced yard & lawn service $675 mo. 863-634-0663 NEWLY REMODELED Available Immediately 2BR/2BA Double Wide Stove Frig. $650 mo. (863)634-8885 MobileHome RentRIVER ACRES 2BR/1.5BA, Single, on Kissimmee River, $600/mo. + sec. & electric. Yearly lease. (863)634-8885 MobileHomeSaleBANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 OKEECHOBEELg. 3br/ 2ba DW, w/14x40 addition, metal roof, FP, 11x20 shop, on Canal. Covered dock & slip. Sprinklers, $75K O.B.O. 772-321-1835 or 772-664-6799. Palm Harbor Homes Has 3 Modular Homes Available at HUGE Savings! Over $40K Off 800-622-2832 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Boats2004 Sweetwater PONTOON 20’ Godfrey-Sweetwater Pontoon with portapotty stall. Includes 60HP Yahamaha motor and trailer. Excellent Condition $8,000.00 (772)287-1540 or (772)475-4842 RVSpace RentYear round RV sites at River Bluff on Kissimmee River, 30 or 50 amp, Bath house, Laundry Facility, includes boat slip. 863-467-4371 Motorcycles 2003 Harley-Davidson FAT BOY 2003 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 100th Anniversary FLSTFI black 12,800 miles $5300 No time wasters! WARDEN334@GMAIL.COM $5,300.00 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles1999 LEXUS RX 300 143,400 miles Millennium Silver Metallic, SUV. Good Condition, Single owner, RX 300 Leather Seats, Aluminum Wheels. V6/Automatic. Exterior Paint Looks Good, No accidents. Radio/CD with disc changer Power front Seats. Sun-roof, Cruise, security, remote entry (loaded) Air Conditioning| Anti-Lock Brakes. $8,400 /or best offer (863)824-2973 or (863)357-2156 FourWheelDrive1985 Suzuki Samurai Needs motor rebuilt, has lift kit, mud tires, new clutch asking $1,000. Call 863-801-5359 if no answer leave message. Parts/RepairsBrand New still in box Hitch Receiver and Ball Mount for a Dodge Caliber asking $150 Call 863-634-5140 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com School Board Executive Session and Negotiations The Okeechobee County School Board will meet in closed Executive Session on Friday, September 16, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. in the of ce of the Superintendent, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. The meeting is for School Board members, their attorney, and chief negotiator to prepare to continue negotiations with Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 regarding Race To The Top and Senate Bill 736. The School Board and Education Association will resume negotiations at 4:00 p.m. on same date. The negotiating session is open to the public and will be held in Room 303 of the School Board Administration Building at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 396201 ON 9/11/2011 PublicNotice OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider amendment of the School Board policies listed below at their meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. A copy of the proposed amendments/policies are available in the Superintendent’s of ce, Room 307, located at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue. AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 4.20 Student Progression Plan 1. This policy includes the Student Progression Plan. 2. Proposed revisions include those required by statute as well as updates from the Florida Department of Education. 3. The legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41 and 1001.45. Laws implemented are F.S. 1001.43, 1003.43, 1003.437, 1003.49, 1008.25. 4. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 6.43 Unlawful Discrimination Prohibited 1. This policy provides descriptive and compliance criteria regarding unlawful discrimination. 2. The proposed revisions update the policy to meet state and federal guidelines. 3. The legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42, 1012.22, 1012.23. Laws implemented are F.S. 1000.05, 1000.21, 1001.re, 1012.22; 28 CFR 35, 34 CFR 100, 34 CFR 104, 34 CFR 108, 34 CFR 200.43(c); P.L. 110.233. 4.This policy adoption will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 7.40 Purchasing Policies and Bidding 1. This policy provides criteria for authorizing purchases and entering into contracts pursuant to awarded bids. 2. The proposed amendment adds language to clarify that procurement of food for the School Food Service program is not exempt from district, state, and USDA bidding and purchasing procedures. 3. The legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41 and 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 120.57, 212.08, 212.0821, 255.04, 274.02, 287.017, 287.057, 1001.43, 1010.04, 1013.47. 4. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 397091 ON 9/11/2011 18 Okeechobee News September 11, 2011 PublicNotice READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!


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MurphyOkeechobee News Rebekah Bryan had 15 kills and 14 digs and Sarah Davis had seven kills and 10 digs as Okeechobee High School’s volleyball team defeated Summit Christian, 25-18, 24-26, 25-19 and 25-18 in their home opener on Thursday night. Paige McCrary added 13 kills at the net for Okeechobee (2-0). Summit Christian fell to (2-1). It was a marathon match as there were few easy points for either side as the teams played at a very high level. Brahman Coach Todd Jones said he felt his team would have an easier time in this match, “I took more liberties than I would have otherwise. I thought we would pull through in game two but when we didn’t I w as still con dent our girls would win and nish off the next two games.” Okeechobee jumped to a lead in all of the games. They led 15-11 in the second game before Summit Christian rallied. Okeechobee led 5-0 and 16-9 in the third game and held on. The fourth game was back and forth until Okeechobee opened up a 24-15 lead. Coach Jones said the team still needs to improve their passing. He also thinks the girls must play smarter and hit the ball, not only to avoid blocks at the net, but at open areas on the oor. “Summit Christian noticed we play a perimeter defense that focuses on the strong offense and we gave away a lot of points on tips because we didn’t read their arm swing quick enough,” he added. Junior, Maci Thomas was praised for her passing skills. She earned high grades in this match. She said Summit Christian was de nitely better than she thought they would be. “We were de nitely upset when we lost the second game but we came back more intense and ready to play. It helped us in the long run to play better,” she added. Thomas said she works every day on her passing and defensive skills and focuses in practice. “I’m very happy because I feel we have pushed hard at practice. We hope the hard work pays off and so far it has,” she added. The Lady Brahmans travel to Sebastian River next Tuesday night. The next volleyball home match will be Tuesday, Sept. 20 against Port St. Lucie. The Brahman Junior Varsity also won their rst home match of the year, 25-18 and 25-22 over Summit Christian. OHS volleyball team defeats Summit Christian Darby Jones questions a line call during Okeechobee’s victory over Summit Christian on Thursday. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMaci Thomas prepares to return a serve as Rebekah Bryan (#14) looks on. Okeechobee won their home opener against Summit Christian on Thursday evening.


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