Sunday, October 23, 2011 75¢ Plus tax V ol. 102 No. 127 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 12.63 feetLast Year: 13.69 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Homecoming football game ... Page 15 Teen anglers tourney ... Page 9 NEWSTORE1865HWY70WWEACCEPTWHENYOUPURCHASEACARWASHAnyRegularly PricedMenuItem!With Coupon Only Exp. 10/31/1110¢ offa gallon of gas20% offAnyCarWashWith Coupon Only Exp. 10/31/11$2off8633570106 Okeechobee News/ D. HamiltonPicking a pumpkinLooking for just the right pumpkin was Emory McClelland,1, one of the visitors to the First United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch this week. The public is invited to visit the patch located at the First United Methodist Church, 200 NW 2nd Street, to take pictures and enjoy the display. Pumpkin sales bene t the church's Youth Mission Trips. For more information, contact the church of ce, 863-763-4021. Okeechobee Attorneys and Florida Rural Legal Services will host an Ask-A-Lawyer event on Wednesday, Oct. 26th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th Street. The service is free of charge. This event is being held as part of the 19th Circuits Celebrate Pro Bono observances statewide. Attorneys will conduct individual, 30-minute consultations. The attorneys have expertise in many areas of law and can provide guidance regarding family law matters, employment, landlord/tenant, wills Library hosts Ask-A-Lawyer workshopSee LAWYER Page 5 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News While county elections are still a year away, some candidates have already led with the supervisor of elections. The ofces of county judge, clerk of circuit court, property appraiser, sheriff, supervisor o f elections, tax collector, county commissioner districts 1, 3 and 5 and school board seats 2 and 4 will be up for grabs. In the property appraisers race incumbent Republican Bill Sherman will be challenged by Democrat William Stanley Curren and Republican Sharon K. Wallace. J.H. Folbrecht, a Republican, will run for sheriff against incumbent Paul C. May, also a Republican. So far three candidates have led for the district 1 county commission seat currently held by Ray Domer. They are, Democrat Philip J. Baughman, Republican Carl E. Shumate and Keith L. White who has no party af liation. To date, no one has led for the district 5 seat currently held by commission chair Margaret Garrard Helton. The only person so far who has led to run for the vacant district 3 seat which was held by the late Clif Betts is Joshua D. Mixon. The district 3 seat has been vacant for over six months and there is still no word from the governors of ce as to Mr. Betts replacement. There are six applicants who have applied for appointment to ll that Some local candidates le early for 2012 electionsSee ELECTION Page 5
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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Choose how you want your news publishedPut yourself in print! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. (561) 747-1232 Improve your appearance, your confidence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, flatten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best! Tummy Tuck Breast Augmentation Breast Lift/Reduction Endoscopic Brow Lift Face Lift Nasal Surgery Eyelid Surgery Liposculpture Botox and Fillers Always on Top of the JobRe-Roofing Specialists Metal & Shingle Roofs Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Okeechobee Livestock MarketU.S. 98 North, Okeechobee(863) 763-3127 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 11 a.m. Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 3 Okeechobee News October 23, 2011 O keechobee Livestock Market Report October 17 & 18, 2011 Cows Breaking 61.00 70.00 Cutter 57.00 62.00 Canner 52.00 55.00 Bulls 1000-1500 73.00 76.00 1500-2000 77.00 82.00 Monday Tuesday Calves 836 665 Cows 75 192 Str 40 27 Hfrs 2 8 Bulls 32 25 Y rlngs 51 48 Mix 17 13 Total 1053 978 Med #1 Steers Hfrs 200-250 180-200 145-165 250-300 160-190 300-350 150-180 120-135 350-400 138-165 116-125 400-450 125-145 112-121 450-500 120-140 107-118 550-600 115-120 104-113 600-650 110-118 102-107 Med #2 Steers Hfrs 200-250 140-165 120-130 250-300 135-157 115-127 300-350 130-150 105-118 350-400 120-135 104-115 400-450 112-123 100-110 Weather was a factor this week, again, but this time it was here and not in Texas. Our runs were kind of light, especially on Tuesday, but prices were signi cantly higher for the second week in a row. Cows and bulls were $2-3 higher, and calves over 500# were $6-8 higher. Dr. John Causey, Lake Placid and Clyde Fry, Avon Park topped the calf market this week with a high of $2. Bishop Brothers, Lorida, topped the cow market this week with a high of $75. Little Creek Farms Brangus Bull sale on Friday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m. See you next week, Todd Members of the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau proudly accepted center stage recognition at Florida Farm Bureau's 2011 State Annual Meeting held at The Peabody Hotel, Oct. 6-8. Volunteers and employees at the local Farm Bureau received the state organization's Award of Excellence for Legislative/Policy Implementation, Public Relations/ Information, Organization & Management, Education/Agriculture Promotions Outreach, Leadership Development. Okeechobee County Farm Bureau President for 20082011 membership year, Roy O Whitehurst III "Trey" accepted a plaque denoting the award categories from Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick during an evening banquet on Oct. 7. Mr. Hoblick offered special praise for the good work of county Farm Bureau volunteers as well as their support of production agriculture and the quality of life in their home communities. "I thank you for all that you do as grassroots leaders of Farm Bureau," Mr. Hoblick said. "You continue to make Farm Bureau the voice of agriculture in our state." Farm Bureau earns honors for its accomplishments Special to the Okeechobee News/ Farm BureauOkeechobee County Farm Bureau President for 2008-2011 membership year, Roy O Whitehurst III Trey accepted a plaque denoting the award categories from Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick during an evening banquet on Oct. 7.
School functions I would like to know why does a homec oming dance cost $25 to get in. I think that is a bit high. Also my son plays football and it cost me $23 for two adults and one child plus parking just to watch him play. My guess is the money is needed to support those activities; and by making it a user fee it takes the burden off the taxpayers. I dont mind supporting these school functions. I can understand that the money raised goes back into the event or future events, but I agree that $25 seems a bit high. My child is unable to attend because we c ant spare it right now. It is a shame that students cannot afford to attend a school function because it is t oo expensive. I wish school of cials would b e a little more understanding of the current economic situation. So many people are out of work or working at a job that pays less than they previously made. People are s crimping and saving. It seems so many of t hese school functions are catering to the kids of wealthy families and school of cials dont care that the poor kids are feeling left out. All you really need for a dance is a gym and some music. The kids can make the decorations. Surely they could get by on less t han $25 a student.Commission seat still vacant Guess we can see where Okeechobee County is on Gov. Scotts priority list. Surely his staff could review the candidates and give him a recommendation. Scott is too busy destroying the state as a whole to take time to destroy individual c ounties. The governor just moved to Florida, had no clue what problems face the state and its people. He is the one that will appoint the replacement in his own image. There is not one commissioner on the b oard right now that knows anything about production agriculture Okeechobees life b lood. Okeechobees agriculture community should have a voice. How about appointing someone who actually lives in the district he or she is supposed to represent? What this county really needs is someone who doesnt have a small mans complex towards what other counties choose to do. I struggle to fathom how this county is better served after the millions and millions of dollars that were spent on things like the ag center or the EOC. That money could have gone back to the taxpayers in the form of lower property taxes or a lower sales tax rate. Just because St. Lucie County gets something new does not mean that Okeechobee has to have it as well. Looking at the Supervisor of Elections web site, county commissioners are elected at large. This county is large in area and small in population, so I think it is better that all commissioners answer to all of the voters. You do not have to live in the district to be appointed to the seat. But you do have to live in the district to run for re-election/ election.Turn lanes I believe the newly marked two-way left turn, center lane, on S.W. 28 Street between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue is unsafe, it is too short. Florida law says you can enter a two-way left turn center lane 200 feet before your turn. These offset (3-way) intersections are less than 200 feet apart from one another, therefore endangering traf c. I think it should just be hashed off and be marked as a two-lane road through that short span. Also, for those that use the center lane for a transition lane when cutting across traf c, in the State of Florida that is illegal. Shared center left-turn lanes are only for that, left turns not for merging into traf c. Smile on and drive safely.Dogs out Once again the Lazy 7 area is battling the problem of dogs running loose. The law says you are supposed to keep your dog on your property, and if that dog is off your property you are supposed to be with the dog and keeping the animal under your control. Opening the door in the morning and letting the dog go roam the neighborhood is not keeping the dog under your control. I have seen the county animal control truck in the area lately and I am glad to see them trying to do something to solve this problem. Maybe if owners know the loose dogs will be picked up, they will do more to keep their dogs at home. Hope FoundBy Wendy Schaffer, pastoral counselorPregnancy Center of Okeechobee I started reading The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians when I began to re ect on the Hope Rising banquet for the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee. I felt led to use Pauls words to express our deepest and sincere appreciation to the many saints and churches of Okeechobee for their generous support to this ministry. Paul could not have done all he was called to do by God if it was not for the backing of the saints and newly established churches. God cannot do all He has called us to do through the Center without the heartfelt prayers, donations, gifts and volunteer service that have been offered. Unto the church of God which is at Okeechobee, to them that are sancti ed in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that
call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. We thank our God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; that in everything you are enriched by Him
even as the testimony of Christ con rmed in you; so that you become behind in no gift
who shall also con rm you unto the end.
God is faithful, by whom you were called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Now I beseech you, brethren, by the nam e of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you speak th e same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the sam e judgment. AMEN Praise God, it is done that the communit y of saints and churches stands with the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee to do His ministry of saving precious babies and leading the young ladies and gentlemen to the Lord. We stand in training the young people to become good parents. We stand in encouraging these same people to stay in school o r to continue their education. Join us in inviting them into your church family and to b e mentors to them. Pray for God to open you r eyes to see them as they cross your path. B e bold, be loving, be Gods hands and heart to touch their lives. Dr. Dorothy L. Noite writes If children (young people) live with encouragement, they learn con dence. If children live with praise, they learn appreciation. If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves. If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect. If children live with security, they learn to have faith. I f children live with acceptance, they learn to love. We, at the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee, wish to express out thanks for you r continued support. Peace be with you, and love from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with you. Sunday, October 23, 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. 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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! NOPE to host candlelight vigil substance abuse awarenessMany lives have been destroyed by substance abuse and the disease of addiction. The NOPE Vigil strives to raise awareness and open the doors to recovery by eliminating the prejudice that has followed the disease of addiction. The vigil is held in memory of the 28,000 United States citizens who die from accidental drug poisoning each year. Please consider supporting the Okeechobee County NOPE candle light vigil on Oct. 27, and join NOPE Task Force and many communities nationwide in remembering those lost to and struggling with substance abuse.Craft Fair in the Woods planned at Freedom RanchCraftsmen and artists will have just the right thing for you or someone on your Christmas list at the 5th annual Craft Fair in the Woods at Freedom Ranch, 11655 Hwy. 441 S.E., on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested in being a vendor? Contact Pam at 863-763-2678 or Mary at 863-763-9800.
By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News A familiar face has returned to Marthas House as executive director. Im glad to be here, I think the timing is right to come back to Okeechobee, said J onathan Bean. He is no stranger to Marthas House. From 1998 to 2006 Mr. Bean, who has an MBA from Baylor University, was grant manager, program manager and community educator for Marthas House. Since that time he has held several social service positions including substance abuse counselor. Most recently he was in West Virginia developing work opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Opportunity and family ties combined to bring Mr. Bean back to Okeechobee. His w ifes family lives in Okeechobee and he took advantage of the opening at Marthas House to be near her family. The mission of Marthas House is to empower, support and provide services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our goal is peace at home, Mr. Bean said. Marthas House has always been an important part of this community, the executive director said. He said he had a good team and he was looking forward to taking them to the next level of service. His staff has almost 70 years of combined experience in social work. Shirleen Graham, director of outreach services has 35 years experience working with survivors of domestic violence. She is certi ed by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) as an advocate and advocate trainer. One of Ms. Grahams projects is to supervise the Chobee Steelers steel drum band as a positive motivational tool for young people. Crystal Royal, FCADV Advocate, has been director of the battered womens shelter 11 years. Maggie Sandoval, legal advocate, has been with Marthas House for six years. She is certi ed by the Florida Attorney General and the FCADV. Jean Hartman, accounting manager, has more than 20 years experience in of ce and accounting management. Irene Luck, who has been with Marthas House for 16 years, is a certi ed advocate and group facilitator. and estates, bankruptcy, and foreclosures to name a few. Persons who participate in Ask-A-Lawyer must sign statements verifying that they understand that the interviewing attorney will not be opening a case, but is simply there to provide some legal guidance and information on additional community resources. For matters that may require full representation, persons may be referred to Florida Rural Legal Services or to the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service. If you need legal assistance, come to Ask-A-Lawyer on Oct. 26 and have your questions answered. The Okeechobee County Bar Association is aware that for many in our community, legal representation is cost prohibitive. Florida Rural Legal Services and many pro bono attorneys assist with representing these residents in their civil legal matters, but the need far exceeds the legal resources. In some cases, legal representation may not be required and in some cases brief counsel and advice from a licensed attorney may be all the assistance a person needs. The Ask-A-Lawyer events bring legal assistance into neighborhoods free of charge. LAWYERContinued From Page 1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 FARM & RANCH OWNERSBerger Insurance Services, Inc.800 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee www.BergerInsurance.com(863) 763-6411We can insure your farm property and pasture liability. A rated companies. Call us for a free quote. 5 Okeechobee News October 23, 2011 seat until the 2012 election. They are Mr. Mixon, who is a realtor, retired hospital administrator Frank Irby, former commissioner Noel Chandler, schoolteacher Tara Boshell, businessman Brad Goodbread and Rev. Pauline Livatt. ELECTIONContinued From Page 1 Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. North northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a lo w around 61. North northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Extended ForecastMonday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. North northeast wind around 10 mph. Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. North northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Tuesday : Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. East northeast wind between 5 and 15 mph. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. East northeast wind around 5 mph. Wednesday: A 20 percent chance o f showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind around 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Marthas House has a new director Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaThe staff of Marthas House recently posed with their new executive director. Pictured, left to right are: Irene Luck, group facilitator, Maggie Sandoval, legal advocate, Shirlean Graham, director of outreach services, Jonathan Bean, executive director, Jean Hartman, accounting manager, and Crystal Royal, director of the shelter.
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Proceeds from the breakfast will bene t local Mason giving programs.Bingo at Buckhead Ridge VFWVFW Post 9628, on Hwy. 78 West, will have Bingo on Monday evenings, starting Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. This is in addition to the usual Thursday Bingo starting at 1 p.m. and the Sunday night ve-card bingo starting at 5:15 p.m.Orchid Club to meetThe Okeechobee Orchid Club will meet on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., following the Garden Club Meeting at 6 p.m., at the Extension Center, 451 Highway 98N. Please bring an orchid to show or a problem orchid to discuss. For more information call the Extension Of ce at 863-763-6469.Community Collaborative Council to meetThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce. Please remember that we are collecting Christmas toys for needy and foster children. You may bring your donations to the October and Nov ember CCC meetings.Shrine Club plans dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club will offer a delicious spaghetti dinner Tuesday, Oct. 25 The Shrine now offers SMOKE FREE dining. Dinner from 4 p.m. Music is provided from 5 to 8 p.m., for your listening and dancing pleasure. Proceeds bene t Shrine bene ts. For more information, contact the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.Marthas House holds Domestic violence banquetMartha's House will host the Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Okeechobee Civic Center on Hwy. 98 N. at 7 p.m. There is no admission fee. For more information, contact 863-763-2893.Hospital hosts Dine with the DoctorPodiatrist, Dr. Joshua Roberts of Florida Foot Specialists will be the speaker at this month's Dine with the Doctor program held in the Raulerson cafeteria on Oct. 25 Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m., with a lecture on foot pain will be from 5-6 p.m. RSVP: 1-800-449-8642. The lecture is free.VFW Ladies AMVETS to hold dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge VFW Ladies AMVETS will hold a dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 26 with fresh corn chowder, openfaced turkey sandwiches and sides topped off with pumpkin praline cake. Serving 5 p.m. until they run out. Donation, $7 for local charities. Music to follow. For information call, 863-467-2882.Euchre Tournament group meetsThe Euchre tournament will resume for the season on Mondays and Wednesdays. The next tournament will take place on Oct. 24, 26 & 31, at the Village Square Restaurant, at 301 W. South Park St. Play starts at 6:30 p.m. but plan to arrive at 6:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome, even beginners. Call John Munger for information, at 863-3570803.Library to host Ask-A-Lawyer eventOkeechobee Attorneys and Florida Rural Legal Services will be at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 SW 16th Street, Okeechobee, Wednesday, Oct. 26 10 a.m.-2 p.m.OKMS announces quarterly meetingThe next quarterly general membership meeting for Okeechobee Main Street will be held on Oct. 26, at noon at the Golden Corral. All members are encouraged to attend and receive an update on recent events and activities. Please join us to share in a special awards presentation and meet our new Board Secretary, Courtney Moyett, who is also a litigation support specialist with Philip DeBerard Injury.Considering adoption?Anyone interested in learning more about adoption is encouraged to join the Children's Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Division at our monthly Adoption Orientation session. The next meeting is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County of ce, located at 804 S. 6th Street in Fort Pierce. This informative, casual and free open house-style orientation will provide an overview of foster care adoption and answer all questions related to adoption and CHS' adoption process. Please help us raise adoption awareness in our community as we try to nd additional permanent Forever Families" for local children in foster care. To RSVP or for more information, contact Children's Home Society's Adoption Information Line at 772-429-2001.Chamber to host investor luncheonThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will be hosting the quarterly Investor Luncheon on Oct. 27 2011 at the IRSC Williamson Center beginning with a networking session at 11:30 with lunch being served at noon. The keynote speaker is Larry Pelton, executive director, St. Lucie County Economic Development Council. Our business spotlight will be MIDFLORIDA Credit Union. Lunch is $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. You may register on-line at: www.okeechobeebusiness.com by selecting this event under the calendar. Check or cash at the door will be accepted. For further information contact Terry Burroughs at 863-467-6246. Community Events
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 40 yr. Siliconized Caulking $.99 per tube Paint Thinner $5.95 per gal. *Super Hide Flat Off White $9.95 per gal Limited Number in Stock Flat white Ext. #183-01 $45.00 per 5 gal. Poly Varnish Int. Colors $9.95 per gal. Roller Set 9 $2.95 Flat White Ext. #183-01 $9.95 per gal. 863-763-3824Serving You Since 1945Sale Expires Oct. 30, 2011 7 Okeechobee News October 23, 2011 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held in the county jail on charges that he allegedly stole over $7,500 of copper wire from an electrical contractor. Harrison George Eaton, 24, N.E. Second St., was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 19, on felony charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure and grand theft. He w as also charged with the misdemeanor of criminal mischief. Eaton is being held in lieu of $11,000 bond. An arrest report by Detective Bryan O. Lowe, of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO), stated that Eaton was inv olved in the theft of a large amount of copper wire from a storage facility on the local electrical contractors property. The report indicated that four 30-foot sections of 500 MCM copper wire, seven 500foot spools of #4 and six 500-foot rolls of #6 copper wire were taken. The total value of the wire was $7,580. According to the detective, the wire was stripped of its insulation then sold for scrap at a recycling facility. Detective Lowe said Eaton gained entry to the property by cutting a large hole in the chain link fence surrounding the property. Damage to the fence was estimated at $500, added the investigator. The arrest report stated that two empty wooden spools, on which some of the wire was wrapped, have been found. The stolen copper was reportedly sold to a recycling facility in St. Lucie County. Detective Lowe went on to indicate that his investigation into the theft is continuing. Man held on copper wire theft Harrison George Eaton Pink PottyThe Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO) was hit this week when the Potty Police from Angels Among Us graced the front steps of their of ce with a pink toilet. Paying to have the toilet deposited on someones property is an innovative and fun way to raise money for cancer research and awareness as part of Relay for Life. The sheriffs of ce can now pay $25 to have the toilet removed, $15 to move it somewhere else and an additional $10 to nd out who sent it. According to OCSO Major Noel Stephen, the toilet was sent to his agency by The Leprechaun at Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue. Members of the OCSO Relay for Life team said they have already chosen who will be next recipient of the pink toilet. Flushed with humor over the commode are OCSO Relay team members: (kneeling, left to right) Heather Garner, Amy Fisher and Kara Pittman; (back, left to right) Kay Schoonmaker, Rhonda Butler, Janice Brough, Maj. Stephen, Juanita White, Monica Raulerson, Maria Anuez and Dannye Strickland, who is also a cancer survivor. If you would like to help raise money to help the American Cancer Society by having a pink toilet left on someones property, contact Jade Leonard at 863-261-1049. Okeechobee News/ Eric Kopp
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This September Raulerson Hospital was recognized as a top performing hospital in The Joint Commissions Top Performers on Key Quality Measures Program. 8 Okeechobee News October 23, 2011 The term sleeps like a baby doesnt mean the same thing to every new mom or dad. You may have a baby who sleeps hours at a time or you may be faced with many sleepless nights before things begin to get easier. Regardless of what situation you nd yourself in, the number one priority is to make sure your baby is sleeping safely. The March of Dimes and Summer Infant have formed a national partnership to promote safe sleep for all little ones. (The March of Dimes does not endorse speci c brands or products. The March of Dimes and Summer Infant both support safe sleep practices as an important step in ensuring the health and wellness of infants.) Providing a proper sleep environment for your baby is vitally important. Here are some things to remember when putting baby down to rest: Always place your baby to sleep on his or her back. Use a crib or bassinet with a rm mattress and a tighttting sheet. Let any family members, sitters and caregivers know about your safe sleep guidelines. Summer Infant has created its SwaddleMe line, which includes products to enhance sleep for babies from birth to 12 months old based on their weight and age. To learn more about babies health and safety during and after pregnancy, visit the March of Dimes website at www.marchofdimes. com. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. This mission is carried out through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies lives. March for Babies is the March of Dimes oldest and largest fundraiser. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer for March for Babies 2012 should call Pam Crowley at 772-5620115, or any of the local committee members: Jennifer Busbin, Magi Cable, Karen Cassels, Patricia Cooper, Laura McCall, Pat OConnor, Sharon Vinson, and Betty Williams. Local March of Dimes offers advice to new moms The rates of new lung cancer cases in the U.S. dropped among men in 35 states and among women in six states in between 1999 and 2008, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The decrease in lung cancer cases corresponds closely with smoking patterns in the nation. The CDC attributes this to progress from anti-smoking efforts, and says studies show declines in lung cancer rates can be seen as soon as ve years after smoking rates decline. Yet, lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women. Most deaths from lung cancer are caused by cigarette smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. Each year nearly 200,000 people in the United States are told they have lung cancer and more than 90,000 people die from this disease. The United States Surgeon General, the nations highest-ranking health of cer, has stated that there is no safe amount of secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke includes many chemicals that are dangerous; including some of the same cancer-causing chemicals that smokers inhale, according to the Surgeongeneral.gov. With these facts in mind, Raulerson Hospital prepares for the implementation of the facilitys Smoke-Free Campus Policy, effective Nov. 1. Patients, visitors and staff will be prohibited from smoking on Raulerson Hospital property. Existing designated smoking areas will be eliminated, when the policy is implemented on Nov. 1. The new policy is not an attempt to force anyone to quit smoking, rather it is a projection of a healthy environment for a healthcare facility, such as a hospital, and a means to protect patients and staff from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. Many hospitals have become smoke-free and the State of Florida has a goal of becoming tobacco-free. For months, staff at Raulerson Hospital have been notifying patients and visitors about the smoke-free policy through media as well as signage located throughout the entire facility. The staff will be there to support the patients and visitors through the upcoming transition. Several employees who have successfully kicked the habit have even shared their stories on the facilitys Wall of Quitters display. The informative display supports fellow employees, as well as patients and visitors who are considering quitting. An important message in the Wall of Quitters display at Raulerson Hospital is that many of the quitters made several attempts, before they were successful. If you would like more information about quitting, contact the Florida Quitline at 1-877-UCAN-NOW or visit them at oridaquitline.com. To download copies of the Surgeon Generals report, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke, visit www.cdc.gov/tobacco. For more information about Raulerson Hospital visit RaulersonHospital.com. Oct. 26 is National Lung Health Day Pregnancy Center has free servicesFree Pregnancy tests are available at the Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee located at 500 N.W. 6th Street and you may call the ofce at 863-467-8748. Free Parenting Classes available for mothers (and fathers) to be or those already with babies on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. Call the of ce at 863-467-8748. Come nd out about the Baby Boutique!
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RE Broker Your Hometown RealtorGiving you theservice you deserve!21442 E. SR 78, BHR Okeechobee email@example.com 11 Okeechobee News October 23, 2011 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Richard Donegan and Kodi Stephen will represent Okeechobee High School at the 2A-6 Regional Golf Tournament Monday in St. Cloud. Donegan red a 75 and Stephen a 76 to qualify as individuals. The Brahman team nished two shots out of a regional berth in fourth place. Tyler Finney shot 90, Billy Childers 84, and Kutter Crawford shot 82 for Okeechobee who shot 317 as a team at the Sebastian Municipal Golf Course, a par 72 course. Jensen Beach, Vero Beach and Sebastian River quali ed for the regional at the 18-2A District meet held Monday. Donegan said he was proud of his accomplishments this year but disappointed the entire team couldn't make it to the regional. He said he has high hopes to compete for a state title again this year, "There's no telling. Golf is a game that comes to you one day and the next day it's gone. If I'm fortunate enough to make it to state that is ne, I feel I can compete, but you have to get there rst." Donegan said he felt Okeechobee as a team exceeded expectations this year. He said the team had a lot of good athletes and the team did the best with what they had this season. Donegan is being recruited by Division I schools in New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland, an NAIA school in Florida, a Division II school in North Carolina, and also by Louisiana Monroe of the Sunbelt Conference. He has shot an average score of 36 for nine holes this year or even par. Richard Donegan predicts an even par score Monday will return him to the state to compete with 80 of the best golfers in the state. "It's the breaks that you get out there and what you do with them. You can hit a bad shot and then the greatest shot in your life. Its not about who hit the ball the best that day, it's about who makes the best score," he noted. Stephen came back from a couple of back injuries to make the regional for the rst time. He said being sidelined with injuries fueled his interest in golf. It also made him work harder on his conditioning. Stephen thought more about his double bogey on the 18th green than his ne score of 76 at the district tournament. "The round started out pretty good but I nished out with a couple of bad holes. I made it through," he said. Brahman golfers to take part in regional tournament By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Raychel Rabon shot 64 to lead the Okeechobee High School Lady Brahman golf team to their rst ever regional tournament as Okeechobee nished third at the District 18-2A Golf Tournament Tuesday at Sail sh Point in Stuart. OHS advances to play in the Region 2A-6 tournament on Monday in Lake Mary. There is a very good chance that Okeechobee won't face as much adversity at the regional as they did at the District tournament. "Our girls were troopers," Brahman Girls Golf Coach Brent Stuart said, "The tournament was shortened to only 11 holes due to the tropical storm like conditions we faced." At one point the entire eld had to be brought inside due to the downpours and wind. They went back outside for a few minutes before retreating into shelter a second time. Due to state FHSAA regulations the tournament had to be completed Tuesday so the teams were forced to endure the tough conditions. Hannah Raulerson didn't complain as she hit a lengthy putt that disappeared into a puddle and then into the cup. Emily Raulerson also played steady golf for the Brahmans. "I'm very proud of the seniors this year as Emily and Raychel have been very consistent for us this year," he noted. Girls golf team goes to regional
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Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be substituted for above quali cations. EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Including Employee Health Care and membership with the Florida Retirement System. SALARY RANGE: $62,500.00 $78,500.00 REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Employment Application and copy of valid Florida Drivers License. SUBMIT RESUME TO: Glades County Clerk of Courts P.O. Box 10, Moore Haven, FL 33471 500 Avenue J Suite 102 (863) 946-6010 Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug Free Work Place How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full Time One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. 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(863)467-2784 Beautiful Samanthas Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 13 Okeechobee News October 23, 2011 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads READING A NEWSPAPER...makes you a more informed and interesting person. No wonder readers are more successful!
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of STANLEY LEO CANTRELL deceased, who died on or about December 16, 2008, and whose social security number is 493-58-6444, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is October 14th, 2011. Personal Representative: Wilma Cantrell 2031 North West 38th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 Attorney for Personal Representative: JEFFREY A. FADLEY, P.A. Fla. Bar No. 035667 Attorney for Petitioner 807 South West 2nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL. 34974 Telephone: (863) 763-5733 Facsimile (863) 763-6199 400401 ON 10/16,23/2011 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2011-CP-083 Division: Probate IN RE: THE ESTATE OF HAZEL MAE JONES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HAZEL MAE JONES, deceased, who died on February 19, 2011, and whose social security number is 267-60-7900, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34974. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is October 14th, 2011. Personal Representative: Raymond Ervin Moore 305 Helen Avenue Lorida, FL 33857 Attorney for Personal Representative: JEFFREY A. FADLEY, P.A. Fla. Bar No. 035667 Attorney for Petitioner 807 South West 2nd Avenue Okeechobee, FL. 34974 Telephone: (863) 763-5733 Facsimile (863) 763-6199 400400 ON 10/16,23/2011 14 Okeechobee News October 23, 2011 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Wilson Barahona scored ve goals as Yearling Middle School secured their third straight unbeaten season with a (7-0) win over arch-rival Osceola on Thursday at Osceola Middle School. Erick Santibanez and Logan Laskey scored one goal each for the Bulls against their cross town rival. Coach Erick Rios said his team had control for most of the game and really did a great job protecting their own net. Osceola had very few scoring opportunities in the match. "Our kids were really excited about going to Osceola and bringing home a victory," he added. Osceola elded a young team this year but seemed to show steady progress toward the end of the year. Coach Rios said he was very proud o f his defense led by Edgar Ayala. He also praised Alberto Diaz and Laskey for excellent passes all year that fed a lot of scoring opportunities. "This has been a great season as we have established a record of being undefeated for three consecutive years," Rios added. YMS soccer team beats OMS By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Soon people peering into the windows and doors of an old building downtown might think they have been transported back in time. The long-vacant and boarded-up Bank of Okeechobee building, on the northeast corner of Park Street and N.W. Fifth Avenue should boast newly painted murals by Thanksgiving. The mural project, sponsored by Okeechobee Main Street and Gil and Marie Culbreth, owners of the building, will have murals on the windows and doors depicting scenes of activities in the building during its heyday. The mural on the front door depicts a lady in the open doorway. Behind her a man in a three-piece suit is standing beside the teller's cage. Anther man stands in an open second oor doorway. Maureen Burroughs, of Okeechobee Main Street, said that even the small widows at the back of the building would have murals. She said the paintings were nished and were being treated with preservative. She predicted they would be installed by Thanksgiving. The artist is Joseph Steiert, who grew up in Okeechobee. He is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and specializes in mural art. The yellow brick building was built around the end o f 1923 and rst appears on the tax rolls in 1924. In 1924, '25 and '26 "things went wild" in Okeechobee because of real estate speculation, according to local historian Judge William Hendry. The judge said the bank sold the building in 1925 but continued to do business there. The land boom was short lived and the bank failed in late 1926, due to bad loans. Through the years the onestory section to the east continued in use and housed various businesses including a grocer y store, drug store, wholesale grocery and a hardware store. However, that section has long been boarded up also. The mural project will extend to this part of the building.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap. com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap. com. Murals almost ready The Fifth Annual Okeechobee Family Health and Safety Expo is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at the Agri Civic Center in Okeechobee. The Expo committee is looking for vendors to come out and share their health and/or safety related information or services to the community. Last year 115 vendors shared their service and product information with our community. Vendor booths are available at no charge, simply call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000 ext. 257 for more information. Registrations forms are due before Dec. 15. Health and Safety Expo date set Trails of Terror set for Animal AdventuresAnimal Adventures is a non-pro t 501-(C)(3) corporation that houses exotic big cats, bears, primates, birds, reptiles and many more animals. They are having a fund raiser called "Trails of Terror" on Oct. 22, Oct. 28, and Oct. 29, starting at 6 p.m. The public will tour the animals on exhibit by torchlight and then take a hayride to the back of the ranch to the haunted hammock. The rst hayride leaves at 8 p.m. Donations are: Adults $15, 6-12 $10, and under 6 is $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance through tbe web site on the donations page at http:// animaladventureslive.com. Specify for this event.
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QB Cody Labanowitz rushed for 92 yards and two scores and threw for 112 and two more touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs (4-3) to a key district win that virtually eliminates Okeechobee from post season play this year. I felt our offense did great tonight and the defense did well, Labanowitz said, Okeechobee played really hard. D.J. Washington had 167 yards and a rushing touchdown for Okeechobee as the Brahmans rushed for 297 yards as a team. The main problem was Okeechobee couldnt stop the Bulldogs who came in averaging 30 points per game. The Brahmans did not force a punt and South Fork lost just one fumble. Okeechobee pushed South Fork into a third and 14 situation on the rst drive of the game but the Bulldogs showed a preview of coming attractions by converting w ith a 15-yard run by Lorenz Velasco, (91 yards and a score) and scored one play later on a 50-yard QB option run by Labanowitz. The offensive line did really good blocking and I saw the lane. They did their job and I just stuck it in, he added. Okeechobee responded with a long drive and moved the ball to the South Fork 19-yard line before Washington was sacked and penalized for intentional grounding. Okeechobee pinned South Fork back at their ve-yard line after an effective punt by Raul Piedra but the defense couldnt stop the Bulldogs. In three plays the Bulldogs drove the entire eld and held a 13-0 lead. Dalton Pollock rushed for 45 yards and Rico Pierre caught a 37-yard swing pass for a touchdown for the Bulldogs. South Fork made it 19-0 early in the second quarter after a seven-play drive that covered 64 yards. Michael Messier ended the drive with a 13-yard run. Pierre, of Indiantown, caught a 21-yard pass during the drive. Okeechobee responded with a nice 69-yard drive as Washington rushed for all but four of those yards. He rumbled for a 20-yard touchdown to make it 19-7. Any momentum Okeechobee had gained on that drive was lost on the kickoff as Velasco returned the kick 80 yards for a touchdown and a 25-7 South Fork advantage. I just saw the lane on that kickoff and took it up the eld, Velasco said, I just saw it open and the lane was huge and I decided to go through it. Velasco added a 31-yard touchdown while the Brahmans responded with a 44-yard touchdown drive capped by a short run by Khalil Smith to make the score 31-14 at the half. Velasco said he was proud of the way his team carried themselves in this game, We had a good practice this week, we played as a team, and we showed class on the eld. Okeechobee drove to the Bulldog 36 to start the second half before their defense held. From there it was off to the races for Labonowitz who carried 37 yards on the option and later three yards for another touchdown. He also hit Pollock on a 37-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to put the game out of reach. He admitted that he actually should have thrown to a wide open tight end on the play. The tight end was open but I saw Dalton rst and I lobbed it over to him and he caught it and run it, he added. Okeechobee had one scoring opportunity in the second half as they drove the ball to the Bulldog one-yard line on a 76-yard drive. Elijowan Williams was stopped on a desperate struggle on fourth and goal to prevent the Brahmans from scoring. Brahman Coach Myron Jackson said the team did run the ball well but found a way to shoot themselves in the foot with a turnover or penalty. He also insisted his defense must make more plays, especially on third downs. We just couldnt stop them. We cant crack the goal line even when we run the ball well. We had two or three chances to score down there, he noted. Jackson said he feels the schemes have put players in the right spots to make tackles but they just havent been able to execute. Im confused but Ill still go to work on Monday. Its not about can we tackle, its about will we tackle and right now we wont tackle, he said.Game notesRicardo Garza returned a kickoff 46 yards for the Brahmans. The Brahmans had a season high 19 rst downs. Alex Guido recovered a fumble for Okeechobee, (1-6). Legend Dodd had an interception for South Fork. Carter Tanner recovered a fumble for the Bulldogs. Zachary Wing eld had a tackle for loss for the Brahman defense.Game Statistics 1 2 3 4 Final South Fork 13 18 14 7 52 Okeechobee 0 14 0 0 14 How they scored: First QuarterSouth Fork Labanowitz 50 yard run.(Wilson PAT) 7-0. 10:48. South Fork Pierre 37 yard pass from Labanowitz (PAT failed) 13-0. 3:54. Second Quarter South Fork Messier 13 yard run. (Pass failed) 19-0. 11:54.Okeechobee Washington 20 yard run. (El Hendi PAT) 19-7. 5:50.South Fork Velasco 80 yard kick return (Run failed) 25-7. 5:38.South Fork Velasco 31 yard run (Kick failed) 31-7. 4:58.Okeechobee Smith one yard run.(El Hendi PAT)31-14. 2:10.Third QuarterSouth Fork Labanowitz three yard run. (Wilson PAT) 38-14. 6:45.South Fork Pollock 37 yard pass from Labanowitz. (Wilson PAT) 45-14. 3:17. Fourth Quarter South Fork Haggerty 40 yard run. (Wilson PAT) 52-14. 4:19.Team Statistics Okeechobee South Fork First Downs 19 11 Third Downs 5-13 4-5 Penalties 2-15 5-45 Rushing yards 297 346 Passing yards 10 112 Punts 2-53 0-0 Punt returns 0-0 1-3 Kick returns 9-135 2-70 Fumbles/lost 3-1 3-1 Interceptions 0-0 1-0 Individual StatisticsOkeechobee Passing Att Comp YDS TD INT Jack Radebaugh 3 1 10 0 0 D.J. Washington 1 0 0 0 1 Totals 4 1 10 0 1 Rushing No. Yds Avg Lg TD Jack Radebaugh 2 0 0.0 4 0 D.J. Washington 30 167 5.6 23 1 Elijowan Williams 16 73 4.6 13 0 Daniel Nunez 4 27 6.5 14 0 Khalil Smith 10 30 3.0 9 1 Totals 60 297 4.9 23 2 Receiving No. Yds Avg Lg TD D.J. Washington 1 10 10.0 10 0 Brahmans lose to Bulldogs in Homecoming game Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyWill Jackson pursues Bulldog running back Rico Pierre late in the rst half. Pierre caught a 37-yard touchdown pass as the Bulldogs had close to 450 yards in total offense on Friday.
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