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Publication Date: 10-30-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Sunday, October 30, 2011 75¢ Plus tax V ol. 102 No. 130 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 13.20 feetLast Year: 13.59 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.Help protect w ildlife ... Page 4 Fire ghter visits school ... Page 14 W oman accused of jewelry theft ... Page 7 NEWSTORE1865HWY70WWEACCEPTWHENYOUPURCHASEACARWASHAnyRegularly PricedMenuItem!With Coupon Only € Exp. 10/31/1110¢ offa gallon of gas20% offAnyCarWashWith Coupon Only € Exp. 10/31/11$2off8633570106 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee New Okeechobee County will not be following the lead of the city and the school board in suspending impact fees. After listening to a lengthy presentation by consultant Jim Duncan of Duncan Associates, Okeechobee County Commissioners at their Thursday, Oct. 27, meeting voted to retain impact fees. However, the process might now be more simpli ed and less cumbersome. G.M. Worley, speaking for the economic council, said his organization has studied the subject and supports impact fees because they are user based. He said the economic council favored a fair and equitable way of calculating impact fees and not having the fees any higher than they need to be "The goal for tonight is to give you all of your options," stated deputy county administrator Jim Threewitts. Then Mr. Duncan proceeded to give commissioners the bene t of his 35 years of working with impact fees. "Just because you are not collecting right now does not mean it is a bad tool," Mr. Duncan advised. He stated that the amount of fees collected should be directly related to cost of new develCounty to retain impact feesSee FEES — Page 15 A wide variety of community activities are planned for Okeechobee on Halloween.Halloween FestivalOkeechobee Main Street, the Children's Services Council of Okeechobee, the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners, the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce and the City of Okeechobee Police Department will sponsor the Seventh Annual Halloween Festival at the Agri-Civic Center on Monday, Oct. 31, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The annual festival is promoted as a safe alternative to door-todoor trick-or-treating. The event is free to the public and will include a haunted hay ride, kid's corral, costume contest, pumpkin contest and over 40 booths of spooky entertainment, fun, prizes and candy. Judging for the festival's costume contest will be at the following times: 0-2 years from 5:45-6:15 p.m.; 3-5 years from 6:15-6:45 p.m.; 6-10 years from 6:45-7:15 p.m. and 11-14 years from 7:15-7:45 p.m. This year you can bring your predecorated or pre-carved pumpkin with you to the Agri-Civic Center for a Pumpkin Judging. Pumpkins will be set up outside the arena for visitors to see and prizes will be awarded based on number of entries. Judging of the pumpkins will take place at 7 p.m. The pumpkin contest is for youth up to 14 years of age. Admission, parking and all activities for this event are free to the public. In addition to the event, the Okeechobee High School Band Boosters will sell hot dogs, chips and a drink to help in their efforts to send the High School Band to Washington D.C., where they have Community plans Halloween fun Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenA cowboy gives “Mario” Halloween costume tips as the pair waited for their turn to participate in Central Elementary School’s Halloween Costume Parade on Friday. For more photos online see the Okeechobee News page on Facebook. See FUN — Page 15 Okeechobee News/ D. HamiltonThe Halloween Festival at the Agri-Civic Center will include a pumpkin carving contest. Extension agent honored ... Page 5

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Today: A 20 percent chance of showers after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Northeast w ind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East northeast wind around 10 mph.Extended ForecastMonday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. North wind around 10 mph. Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Windy, with a north northeast wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. North northeast wind around 10 mph. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. East northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. ENE wind around 5 mph. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News A piece of Okeechobee history sits on the southeast corner of Park Street and S.W. Fifth Avenue. That is the location of the oldest building in downtown Okeechobee. Lewis M. Raulerson built that building in 1915 to house his store. In 1905 Mr. Raulerson established the rst store in the area. It w as located on what is now S. Parrott Avenue. In 1906 Mr. Raulerson was appointed postmaster and moved the post of ce to his rst store building. Previously, his father, Peter Raulerson, the rst white settler in the area, had been the rst postmaster and operated the post of ce from the Raulerson family home. In time, Mr. Raulerson's business began to outgrow his original building and he constructed the building at Park St. and S.W. Fifth Avenue. He moved the post of ce to his new building where it remained until some time in the 1930s when it was moved to the Southland Hotel. Mr. Raulerson also served as constable and was an of cial of the Bank of Okeechobee. The original building has been renovated at least twice. Originally it sheathed in metal that had been shaped and painted look like cut stone. In the foreground of an early picture a thick clump of palmettos is seen just across the street, the present day site of well-groomed Flagler Park. Some time later the brick exterior was added. The building survived the 1928 hurricane. According to "Strolling Down a Country Road," by Twila Valentine and Betty C. Williamson, the store was used as a hurricane shelter during that storm. The old building was not so fortunate in 2004. It was extensively damaged by hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. In 2005 and 2006 the building was renovated by the current owner, realtor Phillip Berger and now serves as his of ce. 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 We are a non-profit, community-based program that builds off of existing connections between other organizations with common development goals. Our aim is to support, help and activate the community visions, dreams and plans for positive future practice as well as evaluate principles, values and assets. HopeAliveRecharges vision is to help build communities with people of prevention, purpose and empowerment. Our mission is to help break the ties that bind and cause conflict in life, liberty in which retains happiness within families and our communities. A L o c a l P o s i t i v e R e s o u r c e Hope Alive Recharge(863) 634-4892keithw.hopealiverecharge @yahoo.com Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 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. AŽ rated companies. Call us for a free quote. 3 Okeechobee News October 30, 2011 Oldest building in Okeechobee still in use Okeechobee Weather Forecast Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaThe oldest buildings in Okeechobee stands at the corner of Park Street and S.W. Fifth Avenue. It was built in 1915 to house Lewis M. Raulerson’s store. Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaThis plaque is af xed to the oldest building in Okeechobee, built in 1915.

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Impact fees I don’t think the impact fees are affecting construction. The lack of jobs in this c ounty mean people can’t afford to buy a house. There are so many houses already for s ale, there is no need for construction. To x t he local economy, we need to attract business and industry to provide some jobs.Lake levels I knew it would hit 13 this week! Wonder how close to 14 we will get? Looks like Hurricane Rina is going to cross Cuba and t urn south toward Jamaica now and maybe miss us.  We may still get some rain from Rina ... every little bit helps. What I don’t unders tand is why some people are still watering t heir lawns. I have even seen the sprinklers running while it is raining. W ho let the dogs out? I know a lot of people have complained about the dogs running loose especially in t he Lazy 7 area. I suggest that everyone who has a problem with a dog take videos or phot os when they see dogs out and post them on the Okeechobee News Facebook page or the www.newszap.com Okeechobee forums page. Then maybe we can identify the problem pooches and get the owners to do s omething about it. T rick or treat If you plan to let your kids go trick-ort reating on Halloween, take a few minutes t o check the FDLE sex offenders web site and nd out if any sex offenders live in your neighborhood. Many of these sex offenders are not supposed to be around kids. Don’t t empt them by sending your children to knock on their door.  I love Halloween and I enjoy seeing t he little ones in their costumes. But I don’t s tay up late at night due to health issues. So w hen I turn out my porch light at 9 p.m., that means I do not want any more visitors. Please teach your children to respect people’s privacy. If the porch light is off, just move on to the next house.  I think it is safe to trick-or-treat if you stay in your own neighborhood and only go to the homes of people you know. In this day and age, I would not let a child knock on doors of people I don’t know. And younger children should have an adult with them. Even in a small town, it may not be safe for young children to run around at night unsupervised.  Under Florida law, some sexual predators are legally prohibited from handing out Halloween candy. But that only covers the ones who are under law enforcement supervision. So about 75 percent of the registered sex offenders could still be handing out candy. You really should check out the FDLE list before letting your children knock on any doors.  Why even bother with the hassle of trick-or-treat? Just go to the community party at the Agri-Civic Center. The kids get candy there and there are all kinds of activities. And it’s actually better for everyone if the kids don’t get a big haul of candy because too many kids in this community are already overweight. They don’t need a lot of candy.  I don’t mind buying candy for the kids in my neighborhood. But I resent it when people from other areas of the county dump their kids in my neighborhood and expect me to provide candy for hundreds of children I never even met before. Just because you live in an area of town where there are a lot of houses close together does not mean every kid in the county should trick-or-treat there. Also, I don’t understand how any parent can send a small child to knock on a stranger’s door. That is just asking for trouble.  Parents should warn their children not to eat any of their treats before they get home where it can be examined by an adult. All candy should be inspected to ensure that it is safely sealed and has not been tampered with. Fruit should be sliced into small pieces and checked for foreign objects. If in doubt, throw it out. Keep small pieces of candy away from infants and very small children, as they can easily become lodged in the throat and cause choking. Sunday, October 30, 2011 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out 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. E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.comTo Place A Display AdPhone: 863-763-3134 E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.comTo Place A Classified AdCall 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertisement from home. Fax: 877-354-2424 E-Mail: classads@newszap.comBilling Department E-Mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Start or Stop A PaperPhone: (800) 282-8586 E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com The Okeechobee News is available three times a week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and store locations throughout Okeechobee County. Call the office to find out if your home is within our present home-distribution boundaries. Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed newspaper or poor delivery. Additional copies of the newspaper are available for 50 cents Wednesday and Friday and 75 cents for Sunday at the office. Home delivery subscriptions are available at $18.00 for three months. 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! By Bob WattendorfFWC If you are like most Florida anglers and boaters, you enjoy your time on the water. It’s an opportunity to get close to nature and break the routine of work, school or retirement. The peaceful challenge of trying to nd, attract and catch your piscatorial prey is made possible, in part, by the scienti c management and conservation laws that sustain sport sh populations. The goal is for everyone to be able to share in the pleasure and to provide a sustainable harvest. So when you see someone threatening those resources by damaging habitat, polluting the water, using illegal gear, taking more than the bag limit or keeping undersized sh, you probably wish you could do something. Well, you can. You have several options, but the newest, most real-time option is to silently send a text message to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Conscientious anglers and boaters can text Tip@MyFWC.com (standard usage fees may apply). “The text-messaging option makes it more convenient for the public,” said Col. Jim Brown, director of the FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement. “We also hope it will make Wildlife Alert even more effective in catching poachers and other violators.” The Wildlife Alert Reward Program has helped the FWC catch thousands of violators when people call 888-404-FWCC (3922), or when they simply dial *FWC or #FWC (depending on service provider). Violations can also be anonymously reported online (MyFWC.com/WildlifeAlert). The highly successful Wildlife Alert Reward Program has been around for more than 30 years. When people’s information results in an arrest, they may become eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Many conservation-minded people don’t even claim the reward because helping get the violators off the water or saving a life by reporting unsafe boaters, including boating under the in uence, is reward enough. But being able to do so quickly and ef ciently is crucial. Cell phones, and now texting, help get information to a conservation of cer while the possible crime is still ongoing. When submitting information via text message, it is important to include as much information as possible, such as the speci c violation and the location. Once a report is initiated, FWC dispatchers can respond via text message to the reporting party to gather additional details. Besides reporting a suspected violation immediately, don’t forget to include physical descriptions of violators and vehicles, license tag numbers, etc. Such details are important to ensure an of cer can respond effectively. Callers and online reporters may remain anonymous; they do not have to provide their names or email addresses, and they will not be required to testify in court. A con dential code number is provided, so you will be eligible for a reward, either by text, email or calling 888-404-FWCC. Trained dispatchers handle Wildlife Alert contacts 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The real beauty of the program is that violators through court nes are the ones who pay the reward money. When a violator is found guilty, the judge can require a portion of the ne to be paid into the Wildlife Alert Reward Fund. So, in effect, violators are paying people to turn them in. There are many other ways that concerned citizens can directly assist the FWC.  Angler Tag Return Hotline: Call 800-3674461.  Burmese Pythons, or other exotic reptiles: Call 888-483-4681.  Fish Kill Hotline: Call 800-636-0511.  Horseshoe Crab Nesting Activity: Call 866-252-9326.  Manatees: Report sick, dead, injured or tagged manatees by calling Wildlife Alert: 888-404-3922.  Marine Turtles: Report dead or injured marine turtles by calling Wildlife Alert: 888404-3922.  Nuisance Alligators: Call 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286).  Oil, Fuel or Hazardous Material Spills in Florida Waters: Call 800-320-0519.  Red Tide Status Line: (Toll-free inside Florida only) Call 866-300-9399. Outside Florida 727-552-2448.  Waterway Markers Missing or Damaged: Call 866-405-2869. For additional listings, and online contact forms for many of these reporting activities, visit MyFWC.com/Contact. Protecting sh, wildlife and ourselves is everyone’s responsibility. Reporting those who misuse our wildlife resources or endanger lives by operating vessels while intoxicated is one way we can all help. Through Wildlife Alert and these other programs, ordinary people become the eyes and ears of the FWC, keep costs down, help conserve our resources and keep outdoor enthusiasts safe. Katie Purcell contributed to this column. Become FWC’s eyes & ears to protect wildlife

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University of Florida Extension Horticulture Agent Dan Culbert was recently named the Southern Region recipient of the International Service Award by Epsilon Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Fraternity of Extension Professionals. The recognition was part of the organization’s annual conference, held in Syracuse, N.Y. Culbert is the Horticulture Agent in Okeechobee County, and is the second consecutive Florida Extension Agent to earn this national recognition. (Bay County Horticulture Agent Ken Rudisill was the 2010 ESP International Service winner.) During the conference, Mr. Culbert also presented a seminar on his involvement in an International Extension Program that taught 47 Costa Rican landscape horticulture professionals in 2008. He was part of a team of seven agents that worked with EARTH University (Costa Rica) faculty to address landscape conservation and natural resource issues at LaFlor in the northwest region of that Central American country. He w ill return there in 2012 to conduct a program impact evaluation. He also serves as a member of the National ESP Global Relations Committee that helps build the capacity of Extension faculty that are involved in International programs across the U.S. He is also secretary of the UF/ IFAS International Programs Advisory Team, an advisory group that helps to coordinate the many academic, research and Extension programs conducted by UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Science. “Why spend time with international education where there is so much to do locally?” This common concern was addressed at the conference by members of ESP. Mr. Culbert reports that as a result of his international work, he has been better able to relate distant concepts of landscape horticulture to locals citizens, has improved his ability to communicate with Hispanic audiences locally, and has gained valuable contacts with persons who are working in horticultural industries across the globe that have the same kinds of needs as those that live and work in Florida. Hillsborough County Family Consumer Science Agent Mary Keith also attended the Conference and brought back a Distinguished Service Award for Osceola County Extension Director Mary Beth Salisbury. The Florida Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi was also presented with two Platinum Awards, one for achievement in chapter membership and a second “Chapter of Merit” award for overall work in meeting the professional development needs of Extension agents and Specialists. Under the leadership of last year’s President Dr. Joan Bradshaw of Citrus County and this year’s President, Dr. Ray Mobley, who is the Dean for Extension programs at Florida A&M University, the “Alpha Delta” Chapter is one of the more active U.S. EPS Chapters. The Cooperative Extension Service provides research-based information from Land-Grant universities such as the University of Florida and Florida A&M University. Extension programs are designed to help people nd solutions to problems from local communities to across the globe. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 S u p p le m e n t to th e Ok e ech o bee N e w s € J a nu a ry 2 8 2 0 1 1 € A lso A v a ila ble Onlin e a t ne w s z a p .c om IN F O R M A T I O NGU I D EF rid a y,Oc to b e r 2 8 ,2 0 1 1 Su pp l em en t t o t h e2011-2012 MEDICAL S u p p l e m e n t t o t h e O k e e c h o b e e N e w s A u g u s t 1 7 2 0 1 1D D r r . 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Cows and bulls were again $1-$2 higher, with good demand. South Florida Grassing and Shane Brumley topped the calf market with a high of $1.95. Dennis Coulter topped the cow market with a high of $79 bought by Central. See ya next week Todd Florida Extension Agent gains global award Special to the Okeechobee News/ UF/IFASUF/IFAS Okeechobee County Extension Horticulture Agent Dan Culbert is presented with the ESP International Service award by ESP President Deborah Thompson (left, South Carolina) and ESP Global Relations Committee Chair Kathleen Tweeten (right, North Dakota State University) at the October 2010 ESP Conference in Syracuse, N.Y.

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Eagles hold Sunday dinnerOn Sunday, Oct. 30 the Cypress Hut Eagles will hold a chicken dinner, from 1–4 p.m. for $6. Proceeds go to FOE community charity fund. Public welcome!Freedom Outreach holds shing tournamentThe Freedom Outreach Classic, on Sunday, Oct. 30 will be a one-day event with a $120 entry fee, cash only. You must have shed at least three tournaments to be in the Classic. Register early. Tournaments are held at Okee-Tantie Marina Boat Ramp from safe light until 2 p.m. Scott Driver will be used as a backup. Please call 561-719-5989 or 863634-8127 to register or with questions.Shrine Club plans dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club will offer a delicious spaghetti dinner Tuesday, Nov. 1 The Shrine now offers SMOKE FREE dining. Music is provided from 5 to 8 p.m. for your listening and dancing pleasure. Proceeds bene t Shrine bene ts. For more information, call 863-763-3378.Friends of the Okeechobee Library Board ElectionThe Friends of the Okeechobee Library of cers for the coming year will be voted on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the library. Nominations from the oor will be accepted at that time. The proposed slate is as follows: Marion Davis, president, Jan Fehrman, vicepresident, Carol Mahnke, treasurer, Hazel Parnis, secretary, Janet McKenna, membership chairman and Marilyn Hadley, hospitality chairman. For more information, call the library at 863-763-3536.Girl Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary with displayGirl Scouts of Okeechobee County will display Girl Scout history at the Okeechobee County Library from Wednesday, Nov. 2 to Nov. 30 There will be special activities for area Girl Scouts each Saturday afternoon in November from 1 – 4 p.m. Register with the Girl Scouts of SE Florida at www.gssef.org for these activities. For more information contact Claudet at 863-467-6110.Healthy Start Coalition to meet at New EndeavorThe Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 11:30 a.m., in their of ce, located at 575 S.W. 28th Street within the New Endeavor High School Building. This meeting is open to the public. For more information about the Coalition, please contact Executive Director, Kay Begin, at the Coalition of ce, 863-462-5877. ConKerr Cancer meets Nov. 1ConKerr Cancer’s motto is “Giving sick kids a reason to smile one pillowcase as a time.” That’s exactly what Okeechobee is doing. Our next “sit & sew” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrottt Avenue. Bring your sewing machine and fabric and join in with other ladies in our community who want to put a smile on the face of a sick child. For more information call Joan at 863-467-0290.Hospice to host yard sales Hospice of Okeechobee’s yard sales in November will be Wednesday, Nov. 2 and Thursday, Nov. 3 and Wednesday, Nov. 16 and Thursday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. until noon. The yard sale is located at the corner of SE 4th Street and SE 3rd Ave. Donations are accepted Monday thru Friday 8am to noon. For information call 863-467-2321 or see our web page: www.hospiceofokeechobee.org and click on Events tab. Shared Services Executive Roundtable to meetThe Executive Roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County will conduct its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board ofce. The public is invited to attend. For more information, please call Sharon Vinson 863462-5000, Ext. 257.Shrine Club plans dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club will offer a delicious spaghetti dinner Tuesday, Nov. 8 The Shrine now offers SMOKE FREE dining. Music is provided from 5 to 8 p.m. for your listening and dancing pleasure. Proceeds go to Shrine bene ts. For more information, contact the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.Coffee with a commissionerCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Joey Hoover on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m.–noon, and will be held in Commissioner Hoover’s ofce located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 244. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment.City council to meet TuesdayThe Okeechobee City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. at city hall. Community Events 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted t o t he Okeechobee News by e-mailin g o bits@newszap.com. Customers may als o r equest photos and links to online gues t b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available a t w ww.newszap.com.Claudette J. Ullman, 60OKEECHOBEE — Claudette J. Ullman, age 60, lost her long battle with cancer at the Mof tt Cancer Center in Tampa on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. She had lived in Okeechobee for the past eight years coming from Stuart after working since 1981 as the bookkeeper at a blue print shop. In her spare time she was active with the VFW and American Legion. Claudette was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Ullman. Survivors include sons, Billy R. Ullman II o f Stuart, Kevin (Stacey) Cason of Ft. Pierce; a daughter, Andrea (Mike) Cason of Okeechobee; ten grandchildren; her step-mother, Rose Jacobs of Orlando; and a step-sister, Beverl y Campbell also of Orlando. A memorial service will be held at Westside Baptist Church, 3361 South Jenkins Rd., Ft. Pierce, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at 2 p.m. If desired, friends may make donations in Claudette’s memory to the Mof tt Cancer Center Foundation, P.O. Box 23827, Tampa, FL 33623 or to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com. All arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Florida. 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. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 30, 2011

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By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee woman has been arrested in connection with the theft and pawning of jewelry that w as valued at more than $4,500. Stephanie Lynn Metcalf, 22, S.E. 36th Terrace, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 26, on felony charges of theft from a dwelling (three counts), grand theft (three counts) and dealing in stolen property (seven counts). She was also arrested on one misdemeanor count of theft. Metcalf is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail in lieu of $85,500 bond. An arrest report by Detective William Suggs, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that the alleged thefts took place in July. The owner of the stolen items did not immediately report the thefts because it was initially believed they had simply been misplaced. Detective Suggs went on to indicate that he was able to nd evidence that Metcalf had pawned several items of jewelry at local pawn shops and jewelry stores. But since his investigation didn’t commence until this month, the gold had already been sold as scrap and the owners of the businesses had already disposed of the gem stones. According to the detective’s report, the jewelry reported missing had a total value of $4,595. The victim had photographs of the missing items, and those pictures were used to match the description of items sold to the businesses by Metcalf. Records from the local pawn shops indicated that Metcalf received a total of $328 for the items, added the detective’s report. Florida statute requires pawnbrokers to hold these items for 15 days. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. 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An arrest report by Deputy Cari Arnold, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that the female victim had visible marks on her left shoulder, right temple and forehead. She also had swelling over her left eye, continued the report. The deputy stated that Turner knocked on the front door of the victim’s home and announced that he was from a local furniture company. When the woman opened the door, Turner reportedly burst in and punched her. He then threw her on the couch, pinned her down with his knees and began to slap her, continued the report. Deputy Arnold stated that the man allegedly threatened to kill the woman because he wanted her to feel “... the way he feels.” The victim reportedly kicked the man in the groin and escaped. When she ran out the back door of her home, Turner went out the front, stated the deputy’s report. According to the deputy’s report, Turner had spent the previous night with the woman and that was how he knew she was having some furniture delivered. Man accused of slapping, threatening woman The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  Bonnie Trawick Villarreal, 51, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 27 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with possession of oxycodone with intent to sell or deliver and the purchase of oxycodone. Her bond was set at $50,000.  Tina Lynn Wayman, 28, S.E. Salvatori Road, Stuart, was arrested Oct. 27 by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with tampering with physical evidence. Her bond was set at $250.  Clinton Allen Jenkins, 28, N.E. 64th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 27 by Deputy Joe Gracie on a charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $250. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report Chad Turner Stephanie L. Metcalf

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Since Plantar Fasciitis is often accompanied with a heel spur, or an outgrowth of the heel bone, sufferers often think that the pain is actually caused by the spur. Unless the spur becomes fractured, it is normally painless. The pain is actually coming from the plantar fascia. When other treatments are not relieving the pain caused from Plantar Fasciitis, Dr. Roberts perform endoscopic plantar faciotomy at Raulerson Hospital. Patients report dramatic pain relief as a result of the procedure. Afterwards they are able to return to normal routines, like work, more quickly since the procedure is endoscopic. There are, of course, other causes of heel pain, so not all heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Dr. Roberts advised the audience not to ignore or delay treatment of foot problems. He explained how certain factors that reduce circulation, including diabetes and smoking can put people at greater risk for dangerous conditions involving their feet. For example a symptom of Neuropathy in the feet is numbness or loss of sensation in the feet. People suffering from neuropathy in their feet can be unaware of injuries to their feet. Patients have found thumb tacks and nails in their feet, that they never felt pierce their feet because they were suffering from Neuropathy in their feet. Dr. Roberts recommended inspecting the bottom of your feet daily. He noted that people who feel discomfort trying to check the bottom of their feet could use a mirror to observe the condition of their feet. Dr. Roberts also stressed the importance, for all, in wearing shoes, both indoors and outdoors. He explained that shoes should t well, have plenty of room for your toes in the toe-box, and support your arch. For more information about plantar faciotomy at Raulerson Hospital call 824-2774. Dine with the Doctor is a free lecture series sponsored by Raulerson Hospital. It is held the last Tuesday of each month in the Cafeteria at Raulerson Hospital. Dinner is available at 4:30 for $5. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. and is free. To R.S.V.P. for November's lecture, which will occur on Nov. 29, call 1-800-449-8642. Heel pain highlighted at Dine with the Doctor lecture Special to the Okeechobee NewsDr. Joshua Roberts Banuelos completes basic training Marine recruit Jose Banuelos, of Okeechobee, completed his basic training graduating from Paris Island, S.C., at the Marine Corp. training center on Oct. 7. He will continue his training in California. Editor’s note: If you have news to share about a former Okeechobee County resident who is now in the military, email it to okeenews@newszap. com. Photos should be sent as jpg attachments. In the military ... Special to the Okeechobee NewsJose Banuelos

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 13 Okeechobee News October 30, 2011 TO A MORE HUMAN WAY TO BANK TO FREE CHECKING AND NO DEBIT CARD FEES*For our birthday, were celebrating you.For 85 years weve been working, living, and investing in your community. Free checking and no monthly debit card fees are our way of saying thank you for a great 85 years, and you can count on us for many more years to come! Stop in today and say hello to the bank that just keeps getting better, Seacoast National Bank. SeacoastNational.com 500 N. Parrott Ave. 863.467.5330 1409 S. Parrott Ave. 863.467.4663*No monthly debit card fees In an effort to keep unwanted exotic pets out of Florida’s native habitats, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and SeaWorld will host Exotic Pet A mnesty Day Nov. 5 at SeaWorld Orlando. “We expect to get quite a few nonnative animals that day, so we need to make sure w e have safe homes for them,” said Jenny Novak of the FWC. “Released pets can survive in Florida’s w ild areas. Often, pet owners don’t understand the difference between native and nonnative species, or they don’t realize the possible effects releasing a nonnative species can have,” she said. “This event gives pet owners who can no longer take care of their pets or no longer wish to keep them a legal, ethical option.” Currently, the FWC is looking for potential adopters in Central Florida who are experienced pet owners and are willing to prov ide a home for one or two more animals. A ll adopters must ll out the proper application forms before they receive surrendered animals. “This isn’t a free pet giveaway,” Nov ak said. “We’re looking for adopters with knowledge and expertise in caring for exotic pets, not people who have always wanted a pet and think this is an opportunity to try their hand at owning one that they don’t have to purchase.” Exotic Pet Amnesty Day is free and open to the public. Exotic animals can be surrendered to the FWC at SeaWorld Orlando from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., free of charge, with no questions asked and no penalties. “We will not penalize any pet owners who choose the responsible option of not releasing their nonnative pets into the wild. This is about curbing our ongoing problem of exotic sh and wildlife,” Novak said. A veterinarian will examine each animal, and every attempt will be made to place all healthy animals with quali ed adopters. Exotic Pet Amnesty Day is also a family event. Live animals will be on display. Experts will be on hand to talk about proper care of exotic pets, so people who are thinking about purchasing one can learn from credible sources before they buy. This is a chance for people to not only see exotic animals, but get up close and even touch them and learn about the responsibilities of owning a nonnative animal. Anyone interested in adopting nonnative pets should download the adoption form from MyFWC.com/Nonnatives. Adopters should have knowledge of the animal’s natural history and caging requirements and have proper facilities for the animals they are interested in adopting. There is no fee for being an adopter. Adopters and people who surrender pets at the Nov. 5 event will not have to pay the parking or admission fees to SeaWorld, unless they choose to visit the attraction. For questions, contact Jenny Novak, 850926-0128. FWC plans Exotic Pet Amnesty Day Okeechobee News/ Pete Gawda Okeechobee News/ Pete Gawda Twenty years serviceAt the Thursday, Oct. 27 meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission, Chairperson Margaret Garrard Helton, left, honored Sheila Savage, left, for 20 years service to the county. She moved to Okeechobee in 1979. She holds a Master’s Degree in English from Nova University. She took a temporary job in July 1991, with Senior Services. Mrs. Savage is still at Senior Services where she has is currently the Program Manger. Five years serviceAt the Thursday, Oct. 27, meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission, Chairperson Margaret Garrard Helton recognized Terrance Lewis for ve years’ service to the county. Mr. Lewis is an Okeechobee native. Before his employment by the county, Mr. Lewis traveled around the state working at various construction jobs. He came to the Facilities Maintenance Department in August of 2006 to work as Grounds Maintenance Technician.

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Katrina Cook’s second grade class at North Elementary recently read a story about re ghters and the many important jobs that they have. After reading the story, the students wrote letters to re ghters thanking them for working so hard to keep us safe. Mrs. Cook invited special guests to accept the letters on behalf of their departments. Andy Dyer, Fire Chief, from Rural Metro Fire Department visited Mrs. Cook’s classroom and did a demonstration of his re safety equipment. He also spoke with the students about the duties of an aircraft reghter, and also re safety tips for home and school. He provided each student with a re hat, a re safety booklet, and other special goodies. Mrs. Cook’s class then presented Mr. Dyer with thank you letters for him to share with the re ghters at his station. While visiting North Elementary for Fire Safety Week, Mrs. Cook’s class presented Fire ghters Ryan Hathaway and Adam Durrance with thank you letters to share with their fellow re ghters at Okeechobee County Fire Rescue. NES students enjoy visit from local re ghters 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 If youre looking to save money -and who isnt these days? -subscribing to the OkeechobeeNews is a real no brainer! And if you enroll today in our EZPay subscription plan, youll not only save REAL money, but youll s-t-r-e-t-c-h every cent. Plus well give you a complimentary e-Subscription so you can read YOUR newspaper anywhere via the Internet.Thats a value of $72 -Yours for FREE if you act NOW!(*Value based on annual subscriptions) For ONLY $6.00 a monthSUBSCRIBE TODAY!EZPay is simplicity personified. It is the most convenient way to pay for your subscription. Once its set up, its automatic every month. And with no bills, no checks and no mail, EZPay is kind to the environment. Act now!Limited time offer! Visit: https://circulation.newszap.com/ Email: readerservices@newszap.com Call: 800-282-8586 I t  s a l l a b o u t y o u y o u r n e w s y o u r n e i g h b o r s y o u r l i f e 14 Okeechobee News October 30, 2011 Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESSecond graders at North Elementary School enjoyed a visit from Okeechobee County Fire ghters including Andy Dyer, Fire Chief from Rural Metro Fire Dept. The re ghters demonstrated re safety equipment and talked to students about their duties as re ghters. Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESMr. Dyer and his daughter, Rhiannon at North Elementary School during a recent visit from Okeechobee County Fire ghters. Special to the Okeechobee News/ NESSecond graders presenting thank you letters to Okeechobee County Fire ghters Ryan Hathaway and Adam Durrance

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 (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 15 Okeechobee News October 30, 2011 opment and that revenues can be shifted to w here they are needed. It was discussed that road impact fees were originally intended to be used to build a connector road between S.R. 70 and S.R. 78. It is doubtful now that road will be built. “You need to have the exibility to put the roads where they are needed,” he said. Mr. Duncan suggested using road impact fees for smaller projects such as installing traf c signals in high volume traf c areas. Mr. Duncan said that Okeechobee County’s impact fee system is more complicated than it needs to be. He suggested recalculating fees using a simpler methodology and consolidating fee schedules. “It’s not going to solve all your problems, “Mr. Duncan of impact fees. “It is an incremental tool to take care of the needs of extra growth.” While impact fees apply only to new construction, Mr. Duncan emphasized that in today’s economy it is important to promote the use of existing structures. He said that currently overbuilding is a big problem in Florida. He feels it is more important to ll empty buildings than to build new ones right now. While he favored suspension rather repeal since that would allow impact fees to be restarted quicker when the economy recovers, Mr. Duncan preferred not suspending impact fees. “We have not seen more (building) permits when fees are suspended,” he said. He did not feel that suspending impact fees would stimulate growth. Commissioner Bryant Culpepper was in favor of suspending impact fees for one year. He made a motion to that affect but it died for lack of a second. Commissioners did vote to retain impact fees and at the same time directed staff to evaluate the current methodology and set more realistic goals for the expenditure of impact fees. Commissioner Culpepper cast the lone dissenting vote on this motion. There was one other agenda item dealing with impact fees. The county participates in an interlocal agreement with the city and the school board to collect impact fees for the school board. Since the school board has suspended impact fees for one year and the interlocal agreement makes no provision for suspension of impact fee collections, commissioners amended the agreement accordingly. County attorney John Cassels will also draw up a resolution providing for the suspension of collecting school board impact fees. In response to citizen questions during the public comment time, staff responded that plans are in the works to provide rest rooms at the ball elds and that the project was a top priority. Insurance money from the hurricanes will be used for this project. In other action the board:  recognized Fire ghter/Medic David Harris for ve years’ service to the county;  approved payment of annual re control assessment to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for scal year 2011/12 in the amount of $28,235.92 or seven cents an acre;  renewed the contact with Curren Electric for air eld lighting and equipment maintenance in the amount of $35,269.92 from Dec. 1, 2011 to Nov. 30, 2012;  appointed Jerry Lynn Hill to the affordable housing committee with a term to expire Sept. 15, 2013;  approved a resolution that would allow the county to collect non-ad valorum assessments; and,  requested a one year extension of the grant for the S.W. 21st Street drainage project.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. FEESContinued From Page 1 been invited to perform in the National Memorial Day Parade.Trick-or-treatFor those who plan to trick-or-treat door to door, Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May recommends younger children (elementary school age) go out between 5 and 7 p.m. and older children trick-or-treat between 7 and 9 p.m. The sheriff asks that all trick-or-treaters be off the street by 9 p.m. The sheriff’s department will have extra patrols in the residential areas on Halloween night. Motorists are advised to drive carefully and watch out for small children who may be walking along the streets Monday night. The sheriff’s of ce also advises parents to check the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) web site at http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/homepage. do to nd out if any sex offenders live in the neighborhood and to keep children away from those houses. Trick-or-treaters are also advised to respect the privacy of those who do not wish to celebrate Halloween. If a house does not have any lights on and has no Halloween decorations, do not “trick or treat” at that house. Those who wish to encourage children to trick-or-treat should leave a porch light on and/or put up Halloween decorations. For more Halloween safety tips, see the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce page on Facebook. The sheriff’s of ce encourages families to take advantage of community events such as the Halloween Festival at the Agri-Civic Center, a safer alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating.Monster MashAmerican Legion Post 64 Riders to host A MONSTER MASH on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4 until 7 p.m. We will have money prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. Music provided by Cowboy Jody. Bring a covered dish. Everyone can participate and be in on the fun. All proceeds bene t our Adopt a Veteran and his / her Family Program. Church has Fall FestFall Festival at Point of Light Fellowship Church 15399 Hwy. 78 Lakeport on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. There will be lots o f games, candy and fun!Haunted HayrideFerrell Farms will have a haunted hayride on Oct. 30 and 31, 5350 S.W. 16th Way (of f S.R. 78), starting at 7 p.m. each night. For information, call 863-824-0500.VFW Halloween PartyJoin the good people of the VFW, 300 N.W. 34th St., for an evening of ghouls andgoblins on Monday, Oct. 31, for a Halloween Costume Party. Karaoke with D & K begins at 6 p.m., nger food around 7 p.m. and costume judging between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Bring your favorite appetizer to share. FUNContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OKMSCindy Birdashaw, executive director for Okeechobee Main Street, accepts a generous donation of candy from Josie Cleghorn and Steve Hoskins from the Law Of ce of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd and Lloyd for the Seventh Annual Halloween Festival set for Oct. 31.

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FrontDesk FullTimePhysicians Office in OkeechobeePlease fax resum after 5PMto (863) 357-0424 EOE/DFWP MA/CNA/LPN Exp, F/T, Excellent Bene ts, DFW Send resume to bdanley@wederm.com or fax 863 467-1123 Housekeeper Needed 4 or 5 hours a week for light housekeeping, $7.50 per hour. Call 863-763-6358NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you chec k with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f your area, use caution. Employment Medical Employment PartTime For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ YardSales BHR Thusday, Friday & Saturday, November 3rd, 4th & 5th, 8am to 2pm. 1010 Oak St. (off Hunter Rd. & Oak St.) TWO FAMILY YARD SALE CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER!!! AND ASSORTED ITEMS. Co-OP ANTIQUES YARD SALE NEW LOCATION NEW ITEMS 1214 SW 12th AVE (BEHIND DAIRY QUEEN) START CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. FURNITURE,CRYSTAL, FEATER WEIGHTS, PRIMITIVES,CROCKS, TRUNKS AND LAMPS. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeBOOKKEEPER PT or FT full charge bookkeeper Reply to: P.O. Box 578, Okeechobee, FL 34973 Tractor Operator Laser leveling experience required. Palm City Call 772-260-1577 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time GLADES COUNTYCLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA ~ October 2011 ~FINANCE DIRECTORMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting or Finance and three (3) years progressively responsible professional experience in Accounting or Financial Management. 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 Driver’s 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 Employment Full Time Employment Medical We have immediate openings for the following positions: To complete an online application, please visit www.raulersonhospital.com or you may come to Human Resources, Raulerson Hospital, 96 Hwy. 441 N, Okeechobee, FL €Engineering Manager, F/T €RNs: F/T, P/T, PRN €Pharmacist: PRN €Ultrasound Tech: F/T, PRN €Occupational Therapist: PRN €Occupational Therapy Assistant: PRN €Physical Therapist: PRNWe offer competitive wages & excellent benefits For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Excavation CLEARING & HAULING Dump Trucks, Loader Back Hoe, & Bobcat Services by Jason Summerford (863)634-7771 16 Okeechobee News October 30, 2011 Employment Full Time Employment Medical ADVERTISEand Get Resultswww.newszap.com click on classifieds

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Furniture Light Oak Wood-Grain Futon with 8” inner spring full futon mattress. Easy Sofa to Sleeper. Rarely Used $200 o.b.o. Call 863-202-5868 or 863-634-2855 Guns/Supplies ***********************SUNCOAST GUN SHOW***********************OCTOBER 29th & 30thSaturday 9 am 5 pm & Sunday 9 am 4 pm HAVERT L. FENN CENTER2000 Virginia Ave., Ft. Pierce, FLBUY • SELL • TRADECONCEALED WEAPON CLASS $45Daily 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.suncoastgunshows.com Call 772-462-1521 for info. MiscellaneousFor Sale Vita Spa Amour L-115 Hot Tub,Extra Jets for legs,back & neck, total of 14. $4,000 New Will take $975.00 Call 863-467-2149 Leave Message Pets/SuppliesWeimaraner Puppies Beautiful, 9 weeks, 3 Males & 3 Females, 1st shots & Health Certs. $400 (772) 349-8676. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Miscellaneous WANTED: A hog hunting lease. Bow only. Call Jim. (305)766-2926 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsBEAUTIFUL 2 Bedroom CBS, Large kitchen, new carpet, screen room, utility room. $700 mo. includes water, lawn and garbage. (863)467-2784 Guns/Supplies Apartments 1 Story Duplex 3BR/2BA-In the City SW Section-7th Ave & 4th ST,W/D hook up Central AC/Heat,New ooring and kitchen cabinets.NO PETS $850.00/mo.1st last and Security.863-763-2197 2 BD/1BA Duplex in town. No Pets! First, Last and Security. $550.00/mo. Call 863-634-2820 APARTMENT’S 3/1 Duplex Center of Town Painted, Tile, W/D, Very Clean, Corner lot. $750.00 Moves You In. No Pets Call 24/7 Dave 863-634-9899 Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)634-5780 or (863)467-9250 FEMALE BOARDER Studio Apts. in quiet country setting, 5 minutes from town, furnished, hi-speed internet, 200 channel cable, a/c, electric, all included with private entrance. $125 per week or $450 a month. Reference required 863-763-0675 Shop here first! The classified ads Apartments FURN EFFICENCY TCI, On Lake with dock, util/cable included. No pets, $600/mo. 1st & last month. (863)697-3351 LG. CLEAN APT in town 2/2, w/d, lawn maint included, $750 + $300 sec. (863) 634-3572 NEW DUPLEX 3/2, in the city limits. Wood cabinets w/granite countertops. All appl’s. W/D Hookup. Available now. 1st & deposit to move in. (863)465-0053 Oak Lake Apts, 2BR, 1.5BA, 2 story & 2BR, 1BA, 1 story apt., $650/mo + $650 sec. Very Clean, (863)634-3312 or (863)634-3313. BusinessPlacesRESTAURANT & BAR 6,000 sq. ft. Located SE 441 & 15B. Completely furnished. Call for more information. (561)662-2202 Commercial PropertyFOR SALE OR LEASE 1574 Sq. Ft. of ce bldg. @ 210 NE 3rd Ave. Call 863-763-0295 Condos/Townhouses RentTAYLOR CREEK CONDO 2BR, 1BA, upstairs, furnished, pool, marina, tennis court. $800 mo. + sec. Includes utilities. Call 1-812-371-4843 or 1-812-603-0853 leave message. Houses-Rent 3bd/2ba on 1 acre Located in Lazy 7 $950.00 a month plus security. 863-763-6912 or 863-447-1562 Dixie Ranch 3 Bdrm/1 bath $700.00 a month. Also 2 Bdrm/1 bath $675.00 a month FLS. No Pets 863-634-2820 FT. Drum 33692 NE 9th Ave. 4 acre pasture, 1bdrm CBS home, old barn, Pet Fee $500 deposit $500 monthly Call 912-224-4658 FURNISHED 3 BR, 1BA + Screened porch. Vicinity of SE 441 & 15B. $700 mo. (561)662-2202 Furnished 1/1 or 2/1 in Kings Bay w/garage, washer and dryer starting at $650 per month, plus utilities call 863-467-4371 Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Houses-Rent IN CITY: 2 BR, 1 BA @ 920 NW 4th St. Big yard. Mature oak trees. $700 mo. Call (561)261-0077 Large 2,000 sq. ft., 3/2 CBS in town with fenced in yard. $950 p/mo. First, last & security. 863-634-7725. Large 2Bedroom Open Floor Plan Waterfront w/dock. Nice area in T.I. $650/mo.,$500 deposit Call (863)467-1308. OKEE 3/2, $598 mo. or 2/1, $459 mo. Beautiful ranch setting located 12 miles N.E. of town. Water, Lawn, pest, and trash incl. Pasture avail. Recently remodeled. Mon-Fri. 863-467-9800. No Pets. OKEECHOBEE 3 BR, 1 BA Duplex, DW, W/D connector, C/A & heat, $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863) 763-4414 OKEECHOBEE 4br, 2ba, tile throughout, $1000 mo. & up. 1st & sec. moves you in. (561)248-3888 or (863)599-0156 Rental NeededWANTED TO RENT Re ned Senior couple wishes to rent a clean furnished 2br, 2ba trailer or house No pets, Refs available (908)453-3819 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses-Sale Owner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. 2bdrm/1bath house $2,500.00 down $731.83 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING TREASURE ISLAND LARGE 4BR, 2BA, CBS house on the water. $159,000 TREASURE ISLAND LARGE 3BR, 2BA Dblwide w/screened pool, many upgrades, on the water. $149,000 or will lease for $1200 mo. NW 5th STREET LARGE 3BR, 1BA, CBS house, new ceramic tile through out. $99,000 or will lease for $800 mo. Call 863-634-9119 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MobileHome PartsCARPORT 12x40 & SCREENED IN PORCH 14x25. Very good cond. $600. each O.B.O (315)486-0935 MobileHome Rent 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Mobile Home, Fenced Yard, Security Required, No Pets Call 863-634-7231 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl. Wide 2 BR, 2 BA, C/Air. $495 mo. Large 3 BR, 2 BA, C/Air. $600 mo. No pets. Yearly lease plus sec. (863)763-4031 Ft Drum 33698 NE 9th Ave 4 acre pasture, with 1 1/2 bdrm mobile home partially furnished, Pet Fee. $375 deposit $375 monthly. 912-224-4658 LAKEPORT: 3 BR, 2 BA, Bonus Room, Washer & Dryer. Screen Porch. $600 mo. + Security deposit. (573)686-6145 or (573)718-8074 OKEECHOBEE On 70 east. 3 br./2 ba., Spacious Back yard. $800 mo. 1st & last, plus Elec. Avail. 11/01/11. Call: 863-634-1783. OKEECHOBEE3br, 2ba dbl wide, all utils except elec paid, No pets, $800/mo + $500 sec (863)697-0214 MobileHomeSale BANK REPO’S Starting at $15,000 Mobile Home Angels 561-721-2230 For Sale 2bd/2ba Double Wide Trailer $15,000. Lot rent $250. Pick-up & Boat $5,000 all in good condition. Call 863-532-9197 or 863-532-9293 MOORE HAVEN Mobile Home 2br, 2ba, 58 ft, w/40’ carport, shed, selling for $1.00 only to someone who needs a home (575)545-0012 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 Factory Direct Sale 15K 25K Off Models 800-622-2832 ext 210 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com 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 Fifth Wheels2009 42’ Elite 3 Slides washer/dryer, dish washer, 2 a/c’s, 2 bdrm, very clean, no pets, will deliver, sleeps 6. $28,500 offer. Call 863-838-3825 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com GolfCartsClub Car Golf Cart New Batteries and Side Curtains. Call 863-634-7454 Utility Trailers2005 HAULMARK 6X12 ENCLOSED TRAILER W/CARGO DOORS $1,400.00/neg. (863)610-0280 or (863)357-2626 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com PublicNotice School Board Contract Negotiations The Okeechobee County School Board will resume contract negotiations with the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 for instructional and classi ed employees at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Collective bargaining sessions are 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 401376 DSN 10/30/11 PublicNotice NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011 AT 9:00 A.M. AT 17429 NW 242ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL, 34972 (FIELD OFFICE). A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PRECEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICE BY CALLING (863)-763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. WILLARD M. BYARS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863)763-4601 OR (863)634-3166 401434 ON 10/30/2011 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast Region 20 and the The Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited to participate: Date & Time: Monday, November 7, 2011 1:30 p.m. Place: St. Lucie County Annex Building Administrator’s Conference Room 2300 Virginia Avenue 3rd Floor Fort Pierce, FL 34981 PURPOSE: To appoint persons to serve on the Treasure Coast Workforce Development Board. To discuss matters concerning the Workforce Investment Act, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, Federal Stimulus Funding), Workforce Employment Opportunities, the Welfare Transition 17 Okeechobee News October 30, 2011 PublicNoticeProgram, One-Stop Career Centers, and the Workforce Development Board DBA, Workforce Solutions. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Workforce Development Board of the Treasure Coast (DBA, Workforce Solutions) 584 NW University Blvd., Suite 100 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 Phone: 772/335-3030 Should any person wish to appeal any decision made by the Consortium with respect to any matter considered at the above referenced meeting, they will need to ensure a verbatim recording of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based, in order to provide a record for judicial review. 401452 ON 10/30/2011 Place Your Ad Online, From the Comfort of Your Home!

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsIt was a night of defense as the Brahmans scored 14 points in the rst quarter and the defense posted their rst shutout of the year in a 16-0 victory over Palm Beach Lakes in a rain drenched and muddy eld in Palm Beach County Friday night. Brahman Coach Myron Jackson said his team did a good job of tackling and played a great defensive game. "Every win is a win. There are no bad ones or ugly ones they are only wins. We had a good week of practice and preparation and made a concerted effort on tackling, our nemesis last week," he said. Okeechobee probably knew that they had to score early as the rains delayed the start of the game by 30 minutes and lightning delayed the game another 25 minutes just before halftime. With eld conditions a problem, and traction and cuts almost impossible for ball carriers, Okeechobee struck rst thanks to a 35-yard kick return of the opening kick by D.J. Washington. Okeechobee drove 44 yards in eight plays to take a (7-0) lead. Palm Beach Lakes jumped off sides twice to give the Brahmans rst downs on the drive, once on fourth down and three at their 11 yard line. Elijawon Williams carried the nal ve yards for the score to give the Brahmans the lead. Okeechobee played aggressively and tried an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff and Khalil Smith was able to recover the ball at the Rams 40-yard line. Jack Radebaugh, back as the starting QB, scrambled for 15 yards and Washington ran off tackle for a seven yard gain. Radebaugh was sacked for a six-yard loss but a face mask penalty on the Rams helped Okeechobee keep the momentum. Radebaugh hit Will Jackson on a nifty third down pass to set up rst and goal and Washington scored on the next play to make it (14-0). Jackson said he was glad his team got off to such a good start with that 14-0 lead just nine minutes into the game. The only other scoring came late in the rst half when Palm Beach Lakes was backed up inside their 10-yard line. QB Fred Taylor (59 yards rushing) tried to scramble down eld but one of his blockers was penalized for an illegal chop block in the end zone which awarded the Brahmans two points and a 16-0 lead. Lakes had their chances in the rst half as they had a 43-yard kick return put them at the Brahman 35 but the Rams missed a 41-yard eld goal. The Rams also recovered a fumbled punt at the Brahman 15-yard line but after one rst down the Brahman defense held on downs. Defensive Coordinator Rex Erwin said it was nice to see his team make some nice tackles in the game. Okeechobee's defense held Lakes to one rst down and only seven offensive plays in the rst half. The second half was almost a reversal as Okeechobee was held to only one rst down and Lakes had nine rst downs. It was mistakes and penalties that caused the Rams points. The Brahman defense bent but didn't break as they stopped the Rams twice inside their own 15-yard line. Senior linebacker John Kemp said the kids played great and were disciplined in this game, "It was tough in the rain but we bore down and held them strong in some situations near the goal line." Defensive nose guard Cody Walker said everybody did their jobs and lled gaps which allowed linebackers to make a lot of tackles. He also praised his offensive linemen for moving the ball. Linebacker Cade Stokes, who had a QB sack, said he felt the team played consistent on both sides of the ball, "We knew they had a big run game and we shut them down. We had some nice hits, and stayed in it. You keep alive because you never know what will happen out there." Safety Ricardo Garza who recovered a fumble said as a freshman he just tries to improve from week to week, "I messed up a lot last week so I worked hard in practice and watched lm and did a better job. I feel good about our second win."Game notesOkeechobee played without two linemen Thor Harden and Bobby Jo Garza who were injured. G.W. Jarriel had a passed defense for the Brahmans. Eddie Neal, Alex Guido, Garza, and Williams were among the Brahmans with tackles for loss. Okeechobee 14 2 0 0 ---16 Palm Beach Lakes 0 0 0 0 ----0First Quarter Okeechobee Williams ve yard run. (El Hendi PAT) 7-0. 6:30. Okeechobee Washington one yard run. (El Hendi PAT) 14-0. 3:11. Second Quarter Okeechobee Safety due to offensive penalty in end zone. 16-0. 1:14. Third Quarter No scoring Fourth Quarter No scoring Team Statistics Okeechobee Palm Beach Lakes First Downs 11 10 Third Downs 3-11 1-8 Penalties 4-41 12-90 Rushing yards 100 96 Passing yards 30 59 Punts 4-109 0-0 Punt returns 0-0 0-0 Kick returns 2-55 2-43 Fumbles/lost 3-1 2-1 Interceptions 0-0 0-0 Individual Statistics Okeechobee Passing Att Comp YDS TD INT Jack Radebaugh 6 2 30 0 0 Rushing No. Yds Avg LG TD Radebaugh 8 15 1.9 15 0 D.J. Washington 20 62 3.1 9 1 Ty'Ronte Files 2 4 2.0 4 0 Elijawon Williams 9 29 3.2 9 1 Raul Piedra 1 -10 -10.0 -10 0 Totals 40 100 2.5 15 2 Receiving No. Yds Avg LG TD Will Jackson 1 8 8.0 8 0 Washington 1 22 22.0 22 0 Totals 2 30 15.0 22 0 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 GREATBUSINESS OPPORTUNITYFull Service Coin Laundromat. Established business for 13 years in same location. Huebsch Machines in excellent condition. Everything goes including cash registers, folding tables, scales, top loaders, dryers, 25-50lbs machines. 1300 SF of space that is leased for $1500 per month on a new 5 year lease. Located in the Treasure Island section of Okeechobee close to Lake Okeechobee and surrounding RV Parks and Mobile Home Parks. Approx. 5 Miles east of US 441 and SR 78 on 441 SE/Hwy. 98 S. 18% Rate of Return on Investment. $250,000. REDUCED $99,000 Call Brandon for more information. 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