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Title: Okeechobee news
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Publication Date: 05-13-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Sunday, May 13, 2012 75¢ Plus tax V ol. 103 No. 58 newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads 11.62 feetLast Year: 10.69 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. Pryor visits OHS Spring practice Page 19 City may seek grant to pay for turn lane ... Page 7 ‘Operation County Line’ targets motorists on area highwaysBy Eric KoppOkeechobee News A three-day multi-jurisdictional undertaking dubbed Operation County Line ended with a total of 24 arrests, and the con scation of over $18,000 in cash and over 200 grams of cocaine. The operation was an interdiction aimed at seizing drugs and other contraband in Okeechobee, Indian River and St. Lucie counties. Operation County Line started Monday, May 7, and ended Wednesday, May 9. During the operation law enforcement of cers made 24 arrests, issued 92 traf c citations and 194 written warnings. Of cers seized a total of: 285 grams of cocaine, 5 grams of marijuana, 37 roxycodone tablets and 1 dilaudid tablet. Also seized was a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver and a .40 caliber Sig Sauer semiautomatic handgun that was reported stolen out of South Carolina. Of cers also seized $18,674 in cash. In Okeechobee County, members of the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force also arrested two men on felony drug charges. 24 arrested in 3 days on area roads Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppMock crash sends warning to studentsLieutenant Terry Parrish, from Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue (OCF/R), drapes a white sheet over the body of Okeechobee High School student Ashley Wester who was the lone ‘fatality’ in a mock two-car accident staged at the school Friday morning, May 11. The purpose of the staged accident was to point out the dangers of operating a vehicle while under the in uence, and to encourage students to avoid alcohol at after-prom parties. “Your prom is tomorrow night (May 12). We hope and pray we can avoid this situation,” Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Deputy Sergeant Keith Stripling told students gathered at Brahman Stadium to watch how re ghters, paramedics and law enforcement of cers deal with these situations. Also pictured are Deputy Dale Hardy, OCF/R’ Justin Hazellief, Justin Brydeball from the City Fire Department, and OCF/R Lieutenant Karl Holtkamp. For more, see page 18. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News There's good news for county employees. They may be getting a raise. At their meeting on Thursday, May 10, Okeechobee County Commissioners got their rst loo k at the preliminary proposed budget for the county departments, which contains a 3 percent raise for county employees. However, County Administrator Robbie Chartier, who presented the proposed budget, cautioned that it was preliminar y and more work would have to be done in some areas. If approved, the raise would be the rst in four years for most count y employees. Some county employees have not had a raise in ve years. More good news is the fact that the proposed budget contains no furlough days for county employees. The preliminary proposed budget contains a 9 percent health insurance increase. County employees may get pay raiseSee COUNTY — Page 18 See OPERATION— Page 15

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Today: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. East southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.Extended ForecastMonday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind around 5 mph. Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 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 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. 2 Okeechobee News May 13, 2012 Okeechobee Forecast Okeechobee’s inaugural “Chobee Idol” w as a stunning success. With contestants ranging in age from 10 to 39, their talents w ere incredible. The three judges, Chris Noel, a retired movie actress and Vietnam W ar soldiers advocate; County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper, and Sherry Wise a middle school drama teacher, had their w ork cut out for them. Performing to an over ow crowd, the contestants sang their best and cheered for their competitors. Carol Herklotz’s performance as master of ceremonies would have made Ryan Seacrest jealous, and she could also sing. The eventual winner, Jonathan Hudoff, wowed the crowd with his rendition of “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone.” Plans are currently under way for the second “Chobee Idol” at the larger KOA Convention Center. Frank Whiting, organizer and director of the fundraiser event said all proceeds would go to the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Collation to continue their work with the community in prevention and education. Okeechobee’s business community came through as always with generous sponsorships. Leading the way was Frank DeCarlo, owner of American Well Drilling, with a Gold Sponsorship, Paul Buxton, owner of Buxton Funeral Hall with a Silver Sponsorship, Block Buster Video Corporation with a Silver Sponsorship, Steve Nelson owner of Okeechobee Discount Drugs with a Bronze Sponsorship, Jay Creamer owner of Fitness Factory with a Bronze Sponsorship, Allstate Insurance with a Bronze Sponsorship, Phillis, owner of Shoe Box with a Bronze Sponsorship, and Larry’s Restaurant, “Home of the Okee Burger,” with a Bronze Sponsorship. ‘Chobee Idol’ contest names rst winner Special to the Okeechobee NewsJonathan Hudoff, the winner of Chobee Idol, wowed the crowd with his rendition of “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone.” Special to the Okeechobee News T he winner of Chobee Idol, Jonathan Hudoff, sports a big smile as he receives his check. An error appeared in an article on the front page of the Friday, May 11, issue of the Okeechobee News under the headline “County approves mudfest. the statement: “I think this is long overdue,” was incorrectly attributed. It was made by Commissioner Joey Hoover. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this error. Correction

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Illegal voting In a new crackdown, Florida of cials are investigating the citizenship of thous ands of registered voters. CBS 4 News has learned 2,000 of those potential non-citizen v oters are registered in Miami-Dade County. A t least one person on the list has had the opportunity to vote for the past 40 years.  I am sure nothing will be done because t he Anointed one will declare it a violation of t heir civil rights.  Imagine that—illegal voting in Florida. Next they will be checking to see how many dead people are still voting and taking the dearly departed off the voter lists. But what about the zombies’ civil rights?  Demanding an ID card would violate t he voting rights all those “Undocumented Democrats”.  At least they won’t be voting in Okeechobee because when we went to vote t hey asked for a picture ID.  According to the article, the party af liations seem evenly split.  According to the report I saw, these people are in the country legally and have Driver’s Licenses so they have photo ID. You c an get a Driver’s License if you are not a c itizen. However, the Elections Of ce needs t o be more careful to make sure that everyone they register to vote is actually eligible t o vote.50 Shades of Gray Just read the rst 53 pages of this thing. It strikes me as a “Twilight” type of book (and I couldn’t get much beyond that many pages of that crap either). I’ve read enough, it’s not a book that my Lady nor I would want to nish. I’ve got to clear my head of this drivel, w here’s my James Herriot?  One reason I haven’t bothered to check it out is that the reviews I have seen indicate it is simply not well written. I also have no interest in reading “Twilight.” I tried to watch t he movie on TV but it was so awful I turned it off after about 15 minutes.  Another reader asked, “There are already erotic books in the Library RIGHT NOW! What makes this one so unique?” It’s popular. When Harry Potter came out there were already tons of magic/fantasy books in libraries, but people get way more attention griping about things that are popular. I’ve heard that the book was actually written as Twilight fan ction which might explain the similarity ... and the poor writing style. But hey, there’s no accounting for taste and I certainly don’t want someone else deciding what I should and should not be able to get at my local library. If you don’t want to read something then don’t read it. If you don’t want your kids to read something, then be a parent and keep an eye on what they read.Obama threatens Supreme Court From an article by Sher Zieve: “Fox News’ Martha McCallum advised Thursday that the Obama Administration has been quietly sending missives to the Supreme Court threatening that if it doesn’t rule in his favor on ObamaCare, Medicare will face disruption and “chaos.” Therefore, if SCOTUS rules in favor of the U.S. Constitution, Obama & Co will begin its campaign to either destroy Medicare or make those on it suffer greatly. The Obama syndicate is said to be threatening to hold off Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals if SCOTUS does not comply with Obama’s demands and submit to him.” I think it’s time to throw the bum out.  Wait until he is re-elected in November. The Conservatives can’t understand why the American people can’t see what is going on right under our noses, and the Liberals can’t understand why we won’t all get behind Obama and help him ful l his dream. Nobody bothers to really try and understand what his dream actually is.  I don’t know why anyone would be surprised. Obama’s on record as saying that he’ll go around (or through) Congress to get what he wants. If he can’t get an agenda passed, he’ll write an Executive Order. His Czars “nudge” (if they can’t bully). Eric Holder won’t submit to a Congressional subpoena, instead de ecting by creating a lawsuit against Arizona. All this is occurring NOW, if re-elected all bets are off. Thank you OkeechobeeTo the Okeechobee community, Raulerson Hospital CEO Robert Lee, nurses, doctors, housekeeping, out-patient, cafeteria and all support staff: I was in the hospital last week. What! Thanks to the Lord God Almighty, Healer, Amen! To my favorite doc, the forever handsome, always professional, silver fox, Dr. James Edward Brad eld, Pastor friend Billy Johnson, Pastor John Hirst, the Scott, The Geddies, the Hightower visited from N. Florida. Again, so many prayers, phone calls, owers ... much love shout outs! To Tim. But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, restored health, renewed spirit! Also, Happy Mothers’ Day! Remember to call/text/email/send/ owers/cards and visit Mama. Smile! Brenda Scott Poet/playwrightHospital WeekRaulerson Hospital celebrated Hospital and Nurses week last week. There were special games, activities and plenty of refreshments for staff to enjoy. The theme of this year’s celebration was “One person can make a difference.” That philosophy is at the very heart of the hard work nurses and hospital staff do every day for patients. It is a lifestyle of caring. The staff of more than 400 nominated their colleagues to be recognized as outstanding staff members in various categories centered on patient care. The employees enjoyed both recognizing their peers, as well as being recognized. Staff members began sharing an interesting story about one of the employees making a difference, which really exempli es what Hospital and Nurses Week is truly about. Gerry Soriano’s story is true. Gerry Soriano is a Registered Nurse who works in Raulerson Hospital’s Operating Room as well as the Trauma Operating Room at Raulerson’s sister facility, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. On March 26, Gerry was returning to Florida on American Airlines ight #1522, after enjoying a reunion with other natives from his hometown in Naguilian, Isabela (Philippines). He was resting on the red-eye ight from San Francisco to O’Hare Airport when he heard an overhead announcement requesting assistance from any doctors or nurses on board the ight. Gerry thought he might have been dreaming. When he heard the announcement a second time, he realized it was actually happening. The ight attendants had noticed the passenger in need of medical attention, because she was non-responsiv e when they requested all seats be returned to their upright position. The woman in th e seat was thought to have just been sleeping, until ight attendants could not wake th e woman. They immediately requested assistance from any passengers with medical training. The Operating Room Nurse from Okeechobee, Gerry Soriano, responded to the emergency at the back of the plane, even as the plane was beginning its decent. Gerry attempted to awaken the passenger by performing a sternal rub, which did not elicit a response from the passenger. H e noted that the passenger, who was a femal e age 50-60, had symptoms that resembled a stroke or hypoglycemia. He said her fac e was droopy and that she was drooling and sweating. He decided they needed to mov e her out of her aisle-seat and onto the aisl e itself to perform CPR. Gerry began performing chest compressions on the passenger, while the ight attendant performed face-mask breathing on the passenger. Other members of the airlin e crew brought an Automated External De brillator (AED), and began to read its directions. Being very familiar with AEDs from his experience in the Trauma O/R, Gerry acted quickly attaching the pad to the patient and noting that the machine indicated no shoc k was necessary and CPR should be continued. He and the ight attendant continued CP R for about 15 minutes, even while the plan e was touching down. By the time paramedics got on board at O’Hare, the passenger had regained a faint pulse and breathing. Upon his arrival at O’Hare, Gerry had to board his connecting ight to West Palm Beach. “I was sitting there on the ight hom e asking myself, ‘Did that just happen?’” Gerr y said. Since the time this incident occurred in March, Gerry has not received any updates from the airline or the passenger, regarding her nal outcome. “I hope she’s alive.” Gerry re ected. Although no follow-up information conrms the status of the passenger Gerry assisted that day, it is evident that one person, truly can make a difference. On behalf of th e Administrative Team at Raulerson Hospital I would like to thank all the nurses, physicians and clinical staff who make a difference to our patients and the community every day. We could not do it without you. Sincerely, Robert Lee Chief Executive Of cer Raulerson Hospital May 13, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor 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!

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They rowed hard all night, wondering why it w as taking them so long to get to the other side of the bay. When the sun came up, and as the two became more sober, they discovered that their mooring-line had never been loosened, and that their anchor had not been raised. This story is quite funny, but it is sad to say that many people are trying to get to heaven in similar fashion. As Moody says, “They cannot believe, because they are tied to this world. Cut the cord! Cut the cord! Set yourself free from the clogging w eight of earthly things, and you will soon go on towards heaven.”—Practical Bible Illustrations. We must untie our mooring-line from this w orld and set our anchor, letting it grip the solid Rock—and that Rock is Jesus! Since He is within the veil (In heaven itself), we have a secure anchor for our souls. WE HAVE A SET ANCHOR—the text says that“…we have…an anchor of the soul….” In order to enter certain harbors, the early sailing ships would send a smaller vessel into the harbor with their anchor. The anchor was then set in a place where it could get a grip strong enough to pull the vessel into the harbor. This had to be done because of the harbors were difcult to bring the sailing ships into—they would literally pull them into harbor. That is why we are to anchor our souls to Jesus—it is only through Him that we can possibly enter heaven. That is the reason we must set our anchor. There are too many people bouncing around on every wave of life without realizing that each wave will carry them closer and closer to the rocks and shipwreck. They have ignored the warning of the lighthouse and refused to enter the safety of the harbor which it revealed. A ship’s mate once challenged a chaplain with the question, “How is it that you are always talking to my men about Jesus Christ? Did you ever see Him?” “No, I never did.” “Then how can you tell a man to trust in someone you have never seen? I can’t see any sense in that.” “Well,” replied the chaplain, “when you head for a place of refuge in a storm, what sense is there in telling your men to let go the anchor when they cannot see the ground? On what principle do you trust your ship and your life to ground you have never seen and never can see?” “Oh,” said the mate, “we go by our chart.” “Exactly,” replied the chaplain, holding up his Bible, “and I, too, go by a chart, and it is an infallible one, while yours is not. It tells me of the only sure ground of my salvation—the atoning work of Christ upon the cross. My faith, like your anchor, takes hold of this unseen but real ground, and so rides out the storm of life in peace and safety.”–Illustrations of Bible Truths. WE HAVE A SAFE ANCHORAGE—our anchorage is “…Jesus, made an high priest….” He is there at the seat of government to make sure we are able to nd safe harbor. The mighty Niagara River plummets some 180 feet at the American and Horseshoe Falls. Before the falls, there are violent, turbulent rapids. Farther upstream, however, where the river’s current ows more gently, boats are able to navigate. Just before the Welland River empties into the Niagara, a pedestrian walkway spans the river. Posted on this bridge’s pylons is a warning sign for all boaters: “Do you have an anchor?” followed by, “Do you know how to use it?” Faith, like an anchor, is something we need to have and use to avoid spiritual cataclysm. —Paul Adams. Fresh Illustrations for Preaching & Teaching. Over a hundred years ago, a sixteen-yearold lad was singing happily at his work on his father’s shing boat. Sometime before he had given his heart to the Lord Jesus and confessed Him as his Savior. He loved to sing of Him and His precious love. Now he was singing: “I’ve anchored my soul in the haven of rest, I’ll sail the wide seas no more; the tempest may sweep o’er the wild stormy deep; in Jesus I‘m safe evermore.” Just as he nished singing the last line, “In Jesus I‘m safe evermore,” the heavy sail swung around, knocking him overboard, and he disappeared without a trace. After searching in vain, the father, sad in heart, turned the vessel around and headed back to port where the family was staying for the summer months. The poor mother was grief-stricken. Although the family members were lled with sorrow, they sorrowed not as those with no hope; the Word of God assured them that He will bring him with all of those who have fallen asleep in the Lord when He returns (See 1 Thess. 4:13-18).–The Fisherman’s Gospel. Manual, chapter two, London. Re ections from the Pulpit

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Erma May Randolph, 87OKEE — Erma May Randolph passed away January 24, 2012, at the Okeechobee Health Care Facility, after a long bout with Alzheimer’s. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Lawrence B. Randolph. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jim Schneider, of Okeechobee; her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Valerie Randolph, of Greenville, Ohio; grandsons, Doug (Heather) Schneider, of Nashville, Tenn., and Adam (Brandy) Randolph of West Milton, Ohio; three great-grandchildren, Morgan, Timothy, and Madison Schneider of Okeechobee; and numerous nieces and nephews. She leaves behind the gift of her very special smile, especially for the many extended family members and friends who showed their love and concern in the waning days of her life. We would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Berger and to her dedicated caregivers, especially the ones who treated her as family. The family would like everyone to know how dearly we loved our Mother, Grandma, and Granny. She was the Christian example of a Proverbs 31 woman. She loved all of us with her whole being and we will love and cherish her memory forever. A Celebration of Her Life will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012, with an open house from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the home of Jim and Linda Schneider, 8300 SW 9th Street, Okeechobee, FL. All arrangements were entrusted to the loving care of Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Online condolences may be made at www.Buxtonfuneralhome.com.Judy Ann Lambert, 82KENANSVILLE — Judy Ann Lambert passed away after a brief illness on May 9, 2012 in Newton, Alabama. Mrs. Lambert was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Bull Creek, Fla., to the late Will and Rose Campbell. Prior to moving to Alabama she resided in Kenansville, Fla., and was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Kenansville for many years. Mrs. Lambert loved to garden and was known to have a green thumb for growing almost anything. She also loved to sh but above all, her family was most important. Mrs. Lambert is survived by her daughter, Lil y Nix; a sister, Ruby McCullers (Johnny); grandchildren, Stoney Vickers (Fay), Sylvia Clayton (Larry), Lisa Palmer (David), Jessie Champion (Starla); and 11 great grandchildren. Mrs. Lambert is predeceased by her parents; a daughter, Lois Vickers; brothers, Rudy Campbell, Albert Campbell, Harold Campbell; sisters, Frances Godwin, Rosetta Campbell, and Addie Denmark. Funeral services will be Monday, May 14, 2012, at the First Missionary Baptist Church o f Kenansville. Viewing will be at 10 a.m. with a service following at 11 a.m., Reverend Charles Colburn of ciating. Burial will follow in Kenansville Cemetery. Friends may sign the guest book and leave a message of condolence at www.Bassokeechobeefuneralhome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. Second Street, (863) 763-2111. Merle ‘Pop’ Hathaway, 100OKEECHOBEE — Merle ‘Pop’ Hathaway, passed away May 9, 2012, in Okeechobee. He was born December 29, 1911, in Broadiew Heights, Ohio, to Charles and Grace Hathaway. He came to Okeechobee from Warren, Ohio in 1952. He worked miscellaneous jobs and could x anything. He was a member of Oakview Baptist Church and a Justice of the Peace. He performed many marriages, and loved doing so. Mr. Hathaway is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Olive Hathaway; and his son, William Mark Hathaway. He is survived by his son, Donald Hathaway (Theresa) of New Mexico; two daughters, Velora Baxter (Charles) and Jennifer Wisener (Larry) all of Okeechobee; nine grandchildren; many loving great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Oakview Baptist Church followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. with Pastor John Garrison and Chan Garrett of ciating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee FL 34973. Friends may sign the guest book at www.BassOkeechobeeFH.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972. View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News May 13, 2012 Freedom Outreach shing tournamentThe Freedom Outreach shing tournaments will be held on Sunday, May 13 June 10, July 15, Aug. 12 and the championship on Sept. 9 ($120). The $80 (cash only) entry fee includes the big sh pot and championship fund. You must sh at least four tournaments to be in the championship event! All tournaments will be held at Okee-Tantie Marina Boat Ramp from safe light until 2 p.m. Food and drinks free at weigh in. Please call 561-719-5989 or 863-634-8127 to register or w ith questions.Cypress Hut Eagles to host Mothers Day DinnerSunday, May 13, ar 2 p.m. until! Cypress Hut to host Mothers Day Ham Dinner, scalloped potato, broccoli, scalloped corn, roll, desert $7. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund. Public is welcome.North Moose to honor mothersThe North Moose Lodge #1753, 159 NW 36th St will celebrate Mother’s Day with a Steak Dinner Sunday, May 13, 2-4 p.m. with dance music provided by D & K 3-6 p.m. The dinner menu will include Fillet Mignon, baked potato, salad, bread and dessert for a donation of $14. Reservations Required. Stop by or call 863-763-4954 to reserve yours. Proceeds go towards Moose charities.OCSO hosting memorialThe Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce w ill host a memorial for law enforcement of cers who were killed in the line of duty on Monday, May 14 at 9 a.m. The sheriff’s of ce is located at 504 N.W. Fourth St. For information, call 863-763-3117. A mateur Radio Club to hold May meetingThe Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club w ill be holding it’s May business meeting on Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the Red Cross Classroom, 323 North Parrott Ave, in Okeechobee. All club members and anyone w ith an interest in Short Wave or Amateur Radio is invited to attend. There are many topics to discuss during the meeting including participation in the National Field Day, w here Amateur Radio Operators world wide demonstrate the ability to communicate for 24 hours from a remote location, away from the comforts of home. For more information about the meeting, please contact the club president, Tom Timmons at 863-467-5435.Eagles North to host BINGOTuesday, May 15 North Eagles will have Bingo starting at 1 p.m. Come play with our gang. We’d love to have you. Proceeds go to the F.O.E.4137 community bene t fund. 9985 HWY.441 N. Okeechobee.Cypress Hut Eagles to host Dinner NightTuesday May 15 at 5 p.m., Cupress Hut Eagles to host Beef Stroganoff. Dinner with glazed carrots, roll, desert $6. All proceeds go to Community Charity Fund. Public is welcome.Hospice to host yard saleCome to the Hospice of Okeechobee Yard Sale on May 16 and 17. Lots of great nds to hunt for! Proceeds bene t Hospice of Okeechobee.Eagles North to host BINGOWednesday, May 16 Eagles North will have Bingo Starting at 4:30 PM. Come and have a good time with us. Proceeds go to the F.O.E. community bene t fund. 9985 HWY. 441 N. Okeechobee.ODEC to meet this monthThe Okeechobee Democratic Executive Committee will be meeting on Thursday, May 17, beginning at 6 p.m. in the meeting room of Beef O’Brady’s. We will be reporting on our registration drives and Crystal Drake, Candidate for House District 77 will be attending to speak to us. Planning will also begin for our Jefferson/Jackson event and the Community Political Forum.Hospice to host yard saleHospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on May 17 and 18. Come and nd what you’ve been looking for.Shrine Club to host Spaghetti DinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club will host a Spaghetti Dinner on Tuesday, May 19 from 4-7 p.m. Enjoy a complete Spaghetti Dinner, with homemade sauce.. The dinner is sponsored by Okeechobee Chapter No. 128 Order of the Eastern Star and it will be held at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 NW 5th Ave, Okeechobee. Tickets are just $7 from any OES member or by calling MaryAnn Holt at 863-763-5210.BRAT Club plans danceThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus on Saturday, May 19 from 7 to 10 p.m., for students ages 12-16. Cost is $7 which includes pizza, soda and chips. For more information, contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.Political meet and greet plannedCome meet Randy Johnson, candidate for Florida House of Representatives. He will be speaking at the Republican Party of Okeechobee monthly meeting tomorrow night, Monday, May 21 7 p.m. Meeting will be in the Farm Bureau Insurance building board room at 401 NW 4th Street where the Republicans have their of ce. Call 863.532.9623 for more questions. Community Events

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Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Lois Nichols is scheduled to hear two cases Tuesday afternoon. Orlando and Joyce Piz will have to answer charges that they have a condemned structure on their 6255 N.W. 24th St. property. In the second case on the agenda, Marta Sherwood could be ned up to $250 a day for every day of noncompliance if debris and stored vehicles have not been removed from 878 N.W. 113th Drive. 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. 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Feeder Steers & Heifers $2 Higher. Slaughter Cows & Bulls were down $1. Shane Brumley, Okeechobee, topped the calf market with a high of $3 bought by Terry Bomhak. Bert Tucker, Kenansville, and John Tucker, Rockledge, topped the cow market with a high of 95.00 bought by Central Beef and Dairymens Marketing. We have four Purebred 2 1/2 year old Angus Bulls for Sale! Jeff Okeechobee Livestock Market Report By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Tuesday evening the City of Okeechobee is scheduled to complete a step toward qualifying for a Community Development Block Grant for a left turn land in front of Applebee's. The city council will consider approving a participating party agreement with the owners of Applebee's. According to the terms of the agreement the owners of Applebee's, as a participating party, agree to hire a minimum number of employees. Of those employees a certain percentage must be of low or moderate income. The participating party also agrees to take care of any cost overruns on the construction project. The council will also receive a water conditions update from Gary Ritter, director of South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Service Center. They will also consider appointment of an alternate member of the code enforcement board and look at possible changes to their summer meeting schedule. City council to receive water conditions update If you go ...What: Okeechobee City Council When: 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 15 Where: City Council Chambers, Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave. If you go ...What: Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearing When: 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 15 Where: Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 N.w. Ninth Ave. Special magistrate to hear two cases

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute St. Lucie Medical Center When Seconds Count, Count On Us! For a Free Physician Referral & Healthcare Questions, call Consult-A-Nurse 863-763-9228, a FREE service sponsored by Raulerson Hospital and staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Registered Nurses. 10 Okeechobee News May 13, 2012 Raulerson Hospital offers Apligraf treatments for patients suffering from venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers that are not healing well using conventional therapies. A pligraf is the only treatment with FDA approval for healing both venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers, after four and three w eeks, (respectively) of failed conventional therapy. Apligraf is a bioengineered, bilayered, living cell-based product, based on technology originally developed at M.I.T. It delivers to the wound living cells, proteins produced by the cells and collagen, which are important for healing. When used in conjunction with good wound care, Apligraf can speed up wound healing and offer more complete wound closure. The Apligraf procedure takes about 15-minutes; and the majority of chronic wound patients receive three or more applications. Raulerson Hospital provides a wider range of surgical services, including inpatient and outpatient procedures, many o f which are minimally invasive. Wound care, Physical Therapy, Laboratory, Diagnostic Imaging and Occupational Health Services are also available at Raulerson Hospital. For more information, visit our website RaulersonHospital.com. For a medical questions or free physician referral contact Consult –ANurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 863-763-9228. Treatment available locally for stalled wounds Special to the Okeechobee News/ Raulerson HospitalApligraf is based on technology developed at MIT and is FDA approved. Special to the Okeechobee News/ Raulerson HospitalPodiatrist Dr. Joshua Roberts performs Apligraf at Raulerson Hospital. 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, May 31 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.

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 WE BUY CARS! 863-467-5243Se Habla Espaol 2006 GMC 1500 2005 Chrysler PT Crusier 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis 2000 VW Jetta 2002 Toyota Sienna 1999 Nissan Path nder 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2000 Toyota Camry Auto, A/C, V8, Trailer Tow Pkg, X-clean, Low Miles 7 pass., Low Miles, Auto, 6 cyl, Loaded Auto, A/C, 6 cyl, work truck, 1 owner Auto, A/C, Leather Interior, Loaded 4 dr, A/C, 5 spd, PW, PL Auto, A/C, PW, PL, Loaded Auto, V-8, A/C, Leather Auto, A/C, 6 Cyl, Loaded V6, Auto, A/c, Pw, Pl, CD, LoadedONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLYU1523 U2242 U0631 U3818 U9426 U1313 U2788 1990 Ford F150 U3219ONLY $ 2995 2002 Chevy TahoeONLYU5583 $ 7695 $ 5695 $ 4295 $ 4795 2006 Hyundai ElantraA/C, 5spd, PW, PL, X-clean, 77,000 milesONLYU0715 $ 5995 2001 Ford Focus ZX3, Auto, A/C, 82,999 miles, Gas Saver ONLYU4250 $ 3995 MANAGERS SPECIAL Touring Edition, Auto, A/C, PW, PL, Low miles, Loaded.ONLYU564 $ 5495 2002 Ford F 150 Lariat4 Dr, V-8, A/C, Trailer Tow Pkg.ONLYU2462 $ 7695 $ 5495 $ 5295 2000 Mazda Protege5 spd, A/C, Gas SaverONLYU2174 $ 3695 $ 5695 $ 5495 2000 Ford F 150 SC4x4, Auto, A/C, Trailer Tow Pkg, New Tires, Runs GreatONLYU0017 $ 4495 * Plus Tax, Tag & Dealer Fees147 Hwy 441 SE, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 12 Okeechobee News May 13, 2012 By Jane Hunt Harvey, secretaryOHS Class of 1962 The 1962 Class of Okeechobee High School celebrated their 50th reunion on A pril 22 and 23, beginning with a Bar-B-Q hosted by Donald and Donna Boney at their home on Friday. Approximately 30 persons attended the Bar-B-Q. Saturday morning, sixteen of those attending were treated to a tour of the renovated and restored Elementary and High School buildings, auditorium and gym. Most of the class attended all 12 y ears in these buildings and reminisced about chemistry lab and gym especially. Dale Barrett, Director of Operations for the county schools conducted the very informative and interesting tour. The Okeechobee County Schools are very fortunate to have someone who cares so much about the preservation of these buildings! The mural completed by John Gutcher in 1996 on the side of the gym depicting Okeechobee’s First Settlers was extremely impressive! Additionally, photos were taken on the front steps of Okeechobee High School w here all remembered being allowed the privilege of sitting as seniors, every morning before the rst bell rang. What memories! The Class of 1962 recently placed an engraved slab in front of the auditorium which lists all seniors who graduated in 1962. Those deceased were speci cally missed on this weekend of memories. Saturday night, the class held their banquet at Hammerhead’s Restaurant. Beautifully decorated tables in the school colors of purple and gold set the ambience for perusing thorough all sorts of memorabilia related to this class and their high school experiences. Old photographs, yearbooks, a band uniform, and home economics project brought back so many fond memories and experiences while attending Okeechobee High School. During the banquet all those 20 class members who have passed away were named and remembered in silence. Additionally, all members who served in the United State’s Armed Forces were acknowledged and thanked for their service to our country. The nal treat of the evening was the viewing of a DVD compiled of photos sent in by class members re ecting their current families, etc. A special thanks to those in the class who organized, decorated and supplied all the wonderful memorabilia that made this 50th reunion fantastic! OHS Class of 1962 celebrates 50th reunion Special to the Okeechobee NewsMember of the Okeechobee High School Class of 1962 enjoyed a weekend long celebration last month to commemorated their graduation 50 years ago. The group of 20 held a barbecue, a tour and a banquet at Hammerhead’s Restaurant.

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The retirement of nine teachers, awards for the school systems top readers, and awards for several top FFA Chapters highlighted the agenda when the Okeechobee County School Board held their monthly meeting on Tuesday. Educators who retire this year included J ohn Roy Ard, Carol Gable, Donna McClanahan, Jonette Myers, Debra Shofner, Leisa Snyder, Anneliz Watford, Ann White, and Bonnie Wolfe. Support staff who retire include Linda Coons, Doris Corde, Mayda Gonzalez, Chris Schad, and Nora Smith. Ms, Watford taught 43 years in the school system, Ms. Shofner 36 years, Ms. Snyder 38 years, Ms. Gable 38 years, Ms. White 36 y ears and Ms. Myers for 34 years. Collectively over 277 years of education experience will retire this year. Ms, Watford said she had the opportunity to work with awesome administrators, cow orkers and children over the years. “I thank y ou for the opportunity and I hope I made a difference.” School of cials said it appears that Ms. Watford is the longest working employee in the district’s history. Ms. Snyder said she was able to work w ith all the age groups during her career as she earned her masters degree. She said she chose the right profession for her and followed her calling. Su George and School Board member Gay Carlton handed out awards to the top elementary readers in the school system. Shelby Sumner, Central Elementary, Raquel A lvarez, Everglades, Christine Groso, North, J ason Zuniga, Seminole, and Roxy Watt of South Elementary were honored. The Okeechobee High School Future Farmers of America Teams did very well this year. The Meat Evaluation Team of Cody Casperson, Jessica Humphrey and Brandon McKee nished rst, the Horse Evaluation Team of Mary Baker, Kelsi Brown, Ashley Parker, and Brittany Serrano nished fth, the Livestock Evaluation Team of Hunter Berggren, Jessica Humphrey, Felipe Soto and Allison Trimble nished fourth, the Land Evaluation Team of Mary Baker, Jaymee J ohnson and Brandon McKee, nished in fourth place. The Yearling Middle School Meat Evaluation Team nished fourth in the state. Members included Matthew Lanning, Cady McGehee, Jacob McGehee and John McGehee. The Superintendent Ken Kenworthy also issued awards to OHS seniors Emily Raulerson and Brittany Serrano for their service on the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. Emily Crews and Rachel Williams, students at Osceola Middle School were honored for doing well at the Scripps Spelling Bee. Crews nished third out of 142 students and Williams nished 12th overall. Robert Orr said over $80,000 was raised from the community for the OHS marching band trip to Washington, DC for the National Memorial Day parade. Members of the Okeechobee County Band Boosters received recognition from the Board. They included Steve Dobbs, Cynthia Holmes, Robert Orr, Kim Sarros, Leah Suarez and Ronda Watt. Mr. Kenworthy said it will be a trip of a lifetime for the band members which were made possible by these great volunteers. The Golden Mouse Award for the third quarter was given to Yearling Science Teacher Marcie Farrell for her use of technology in her classroom that includes a classroom webpage. School Board Member Gay Carlton and retired educator Sue George honored the top spellers in elementary schools in Okeechobee. The students honored included Shelby Sumner of Central, Raquel Alvarez of Everglades, Christine Groso of North, Jason Zuniga of Seminole and Roxy Wyatt of South. In other actions the School Board expelled a freshman at Okeechobee Achievement Academy for the rst semester of the 2012-2013 school year for de ance of authority.  Voted to reappoint a list of District Administrators, Principals and Assistant Principals that includes no changes for 20122013.  The Board approved an agreement with St. Lucie County schools for a virtual instruction program which will provide a variety of courses online.  Scheduled a special school board meeting for Tuesday, May 22, at 4:30 p.m. to approve an instructional personnel contract. A union vote is scheduled for May 21. School Board member Joe Arnold requested con rmation that the OUA package plant that serves Everglades Elementary School can handle an additional restroom facility at the Ag Civic Center. Arnold said this shouldn’t just be a county decision and the school board and OUA should be included. Attorney Tom Conely said the school system funded the package plant. His said anyone who causes increased demands that require an expansion of that plant should pay for the expansion. School Board honors retiring teachers 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11.5 +/ACRES OFLIGHT INDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL PROPERTYWith frontage on Hwy 441 North. $249,000. Call Bryan Holden (863) 634-5792 104 NW 7thAve. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945f f x v w a x Service Integrity ExperienceLic. RE Broker Auctioneer # AU2579. century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.co Century21okeechobee.com m • 20+/-ACRES • 20+/-ACRES NW 72nd Ave. **Not buildable** Pasture land suitable for cattle/agriculture. $40,000 $40,000 or better offer or better offer MLS #205495 • • Blue Blue Heron Heron Lot S.E. 14t CT. $20,900 $20,900 MLS #205527 • Basswood • Basswood Lot NW 33rd Ave $6,000 $6,000 or better offer. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 “Take Time For Yourself”LicensedReferences Residential CommercialCleaning & Errand Services By KatrinaPhone 863-824-0882 Cell 863-484-2551Lic # 1812 24Hour Customer Service AUTO • HOME • LIFE • RETIREMENTLori C. BergerExclusive Agent Allstate Insurance Company 800 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34974 Phone 863-467-1265 Fax 863-467-1085 Cell 863-634-8737 The Canvas Shop, LLCOn-site servicePrivacy screens & bras 5th wheel skirts Boat tops & covers Repairs & modi cations 909 S. Parrott Ave., Ste B Okeechobee, FL 34974 Carl and Donna Gaiser 863.763.7500 fax 863.763.6754 JONES EQUIPMENTEst. 19894558 US Hwy 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 1-888-683-7853 863-763-5342Cargo • Auto • Utility Trailers & Parts www.inkwell4ink.com 909 So. 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Second Ave.  3200 block of S.E. 35th Ave.  7200 block of U.S. 441 N.BURGLARIES 8000 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  2300 block of S.W. 28th St.  3600 block of S.R. 70 E.  3000 block of N.W. Eighth Terrace  9000 block of N.W. 96th Ave.  2900 block of S.E. 39th Ave.FRAUD 3100 block of S.E. 29th Terrace  4400 block of S.E. 22nd CourtROBBERY S.E. 38th Ave.THEFTS 3500 block of N.W. 10th Ave. (prescriptions)  1200 block of N.E. 96th St. (AC unit)  3900 block of U.S. 441 S.E. (AC unit)  3800 block of U.S. 441 S.E. (pickup truck)  10000 block of N.E. 26th St. (copper wire)  2500 block of N.E. 60th Court (identity)  500 block of N.E. 14th Ave. (prescriptions)  500 block of S.E. 18th Way (coin collection)  4200 block of U.S. 441 S. (money)  2400 block of N.E. 80th Ave. (identity)  3900 block of S.W. 40th Ave. (auto parts/generator)  3700 block of N.W. 17th Ave. (I-pods)  3300 block of S.E. 38th Ave. (identity)  500 N.W. Fourth St. (identity)  3700 block of S.E. 27th St.  31000 block of U.S. 441 N. (diesel fuel)  2200 block of N.W. Fourth St. (bicycle)VANDALISM 400 block of U.S. 98 N.  500 block of N.W. 27th Lane OCSO Investigations 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).  Robert Patrick Hill, 48, N.E. Ninth Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested May 8 by Deputy Marcus Collier on a Highlands County warrant charging him with burglary with an assault or battery. He is being held without bond.  Stephanie Brook Rowley, 37, S.E. Eighth Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested May 8 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a St. Lucie County w arrant charging her with failure to appear uttering a forged instrument under $150. Her bond was set at $10,005.  Joseph W. Inman, 29, N.W. 43rd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 8 by Deputy Ronald Brown on an Okeechobee County w arrant charging him with violation of probation burglary of an unoccupied structure and violation of probation traf cking in stolen property. He is being held without bond.  John D. Maldonado, 22, Tangerine Drive, Loxahatchee, was arrested May 8 by Deputy Ronald Brown on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with violation of probation burglary of a conveyance (two counts) and violation of probation grand theft. He is being held without bond.  Gina Marie Hardison, 52, N.E. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 8 by Deputy Marcus Collier on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with defrauding an innkeeper. Her bond was set at $5,000.  Francisco Perez Reyes, 58, N.W. 278th St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 8 by Detective Mark Shireman on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim under the age of 12. He is being held without bond.  Christopher Justin Boney, 17, Center St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 8 by Deputy Dale Hardy on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce.  Johnathan Joseph Brooker, 21, S.E. 34th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 10 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a Clay County warrant charging him with violation of probation grand theft and violation of probation fraudulent use of a credit card. He is being held without bond.  Steven Lee Saxton, 32, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested May 10 by Deputy Yamil Astacio on charges of burglary and grand theft. His bond was set at $2,000. 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. 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Request application packet from Lane Gamiotea, City Clerk, lgamiotea@cityofokeechobee.com or 863-763-3372 x215. Closing Date: Until Filled, First Review, Strongly encouraged to apply by June 15. Successful candidates are required to pass a pre-employment substance screening/physical. EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP Fresenius Medical Care North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ConnectTO HIGHER CARE.Join Fresenius Medical Care, the global leader in dialysis, in our commitment to excellence through UltraCare. We currently have the following opportunities available at our P o r t S t L u c i e F L facility.Biomedical TechnicianQualifications include: € High school/Vocational diploma or G.E.D. € Technical training or AA degree in Electronics or Biomedical € Demonstrated leadership and training abilities and ability to work a flexible schedule Initial and ongoing training available. 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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 *. PersonalsWhite Male Early 60’s 5’8”, 145 lbs in good health, seeking female, 40+, 5’7” or under. No games or baggage. For LTR, send short note with stats, phone # and pic. if poss. to personal PO Box 2772, Okee, FL. 34973. 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LPN Nurse Manager for Florida Community Health Centers in Pahokee. 2 years supervisory exp. needed and current FL LPN license. Competitive salary & excl bene ts. Fax resume to (561) 924-3405 e-mail hr@fchcinc.org EOE/DFWP. Employment Full Time 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 Employment Full Time Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean u p a breeze! 16 Okeechobee News May 13, 2012 Employment Medical Employment Medical

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For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent 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 check 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 of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Pets/SuppliesFOR SALE BLUE PIT PUPPIES 12 1/2 WEEKS OLD. HAD ALL SHOTS. $300.00 CALL RHONDA 863-634-4407 Y orkie Pup Toy male 11 wks.shots/health cert.reg.papers. adorable $550.00 cash 863-610-2725. Yorkie Puppy for sale: One year old, Male, gorgeous, great price $357.00 Firm. Call 863-273-1804 Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. FREE TOWING. (863)484-2012 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Farm Feed/ ProductsAlfalfa Hay for sale 70lb. bales $16.00 a piece. Coastal and Oat Hay Mix $8.00 a bale. Call 863-634-7051 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsFEMALE 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 $400 a month. Reference required 863-763-0675 FULLY FURNISHED: All utilities paid. On water. Quiet neighborhood. $170 per week + sec. dep. Adult complex. No children or pets. (863)357-2044 for appointment. Commercial PropertyBAY FOR LEASE Great Commercial Location, In Town. Single 1000 sq.ft. Bay w/Restroom. $550 mo. Call (863)763-4414. Condos/Townhouses RentVilla For Rent 2bd/2ba 1 Story $600 per month, $600 dep. and 1st months rent to move in. Call for Appointment 304-277-0427 Houses RentFOR RENT: 2 BEDROOM FULLY FURNISHED DUPLEX IN KINGS BAY WITH HEATED SWIMMING POOL TENNIS COURT GARAGE AND WASHER & DRYER. $800.00 A MONTH. 1ST & SECURITY DEPOSIT. PAY OWN UTILITIES. MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. CALL TODAY (863)467-4371 Shop here first! The classified ads Houses RentHOUSE ON RANCH 2/1, large Oaks, Lofton Road, $650/month. Call (561) 261-0077 OKEECHOBEE3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $650 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Land SaleOKEECHOBEE 5 Acres Park your own trailer or build your home, $2,000 down, owner nancing. Priced $49,000. Call 863-763-6358 Lots SaleFOR SALE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT CLOSE TO BLUE HERRON IN BRENT WOOD ESTATES. LOT SIZE IS 0.65 ACRES HAS HOUSE PAD IN PLACE TO ACCOMADATE A 3500 SQ. FT. HOME WATER DEPOSIT PAID READY TO BUILD ON. $45,000 OR O.B.O. CALL CARL @ 863-634-8617 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home LotsMobile Home Lot for Rent Off North West 30th Street, close to Elementary School and Hwy 98. Call for more info. 863-697-1168 Mobile Home Rent2bd/1 and 1/2 bath, very clean, $550 mo $250 security. Off of NW 30th St. close to Seminole Elementary. No Pets. Call 863-697-1168 Adult RV Park Fully Furnished Trailer w/Florida Room. $500.00 a month For more information please call Laura at 863-357-1050 or Tandra 863-634-1109 Lovely Completely Remodeled 3bd/2ba Mobile Home in Country Setting. 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Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public NoticeNotice of Hearing Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, located at 1728 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact Faye Huffman at the Planning and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Ave., Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, (863) 824-3001. All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Code Enforcement tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the Department. Faye Huffman, Secretary to the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate 417214 ON 5/13/2012 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Public NoticeNOTICE OF MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012 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)763-460 1 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 417189 ON 5/13/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012-CP-058 IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID GEARY, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DAVID GEARY, JR., deceased, whose date of death was January 5, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are XXXXX-7636, is pending in the Circuit Court for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 321 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s 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 decedent’s 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 DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is May 6th, 2012. Attorney for Personal Representative: MICHELE MARIE CORCIONE, ESQ. Attorney for Betty Jo Sheppard Florida Bar Number: 52025 ELLIS, GED & BODDEN, P.A. 7171 North Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: (561) 995-1966 Fax: (561) 228-0914 E-Mail: mcorcione@ellisandged.com Personal Representative: Betty Jo Sheppard 6505 NE 7th Lane Okeechobee, FL 34974 416570 ON 5/6,13/2012 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Call 863-763-3134 to reserve your space or email: okeeadsales@newszap.com1/8 — $75 + $30 color1/4 — $100 + $50 color1/2 — $200 + $75 colorATTENTION: PARENTS!The Okeechobee News will be publishing a special tribute to OHS 2012 Seniors, it will be published in the June 10, 2012 edition.Deadline: June 5, 2012 18 Okeechobee News May 13, 2012 Mrs. Chartier stated that that gure is subject to change, depending on proposals from insurance providers. The budget also contained some equipment replacements. The facilities maintenance budget showed a $46,000 increase due to the new public safety complex. However, most other areas covered by the general fund were down with that fund showing an overall decrease of $329,000 from the current budget. The transportation trust fund showed a $255,143 increase, due mainly to equipment purchases in the road maintenance department. The code enforcement budget is increased by $15,522 due, in part, to the addition of two part-time code enforcement of cers. The re/rescue fund is up about $1,300, due, in part to the purchase of new v ehicles and the purchase of awnings to protect some of the vehicles from the weather. The cemetery fund is at except for an expenditure to replace a mower. The agri-civic center fund is down $22,100 in line with decreased revenues on the facility. The proposed budget also contains an additional $500,000 for Medicaid due to the new state law which makes each county responsible for disputed Medicaid bills charged in that county. Mrs. Chartier said it is too early to speculate if taxes could remain the same or be decreased. The dreaded "A" word, apportionment, which plagued budget discussions in the recent past was not heard at all. In the past county departments and constitutional of cers were apportioned a percentage of the budget shortfall and were required to create a budget within that gure.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppDon’t drink and driveOHS student Bryan Stokes (left) didn’t do very well when asked to perform some roadside sobriety tests by OCSO Deputy John Fisher (right). Mr. Stokes, who was ‘mock’ arrested on a DUI charge, was the supposed cause of the mock-two car crash staged at Brahman Stadium Friday morning, May 11. Other OHS students were in the stands to watch how emergency personnel carried out their duties. They were also urged not to attend parties where alcohol was on hand following their prom on Saturday. Both cars were donated by Guaranteed Auto. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held in the Highlands County Jail following his arrest for allegedly stealing a sports utility vehicle in Glades County. John William Waters, 67, Bridalwood Drive, was arrested Tuesday, May 8, on a felony charge of grand theft auto. He is being held on $20,000 bond. An arrest report by Deputy Chadwick Douberley, of the Highlands County Sheriff's Of ce (HCSO), stated that Waters apparently took the Ford Explorer SUV from the Brighton Seminole Reservation and drove it to Sebring where he was arrested. The deputy's report went on to state that surveillance cameras at a Circle K convenience store on U.S. 27 in Sebring shows Waters driving into the parking lot in the SUV. No one else was in the vehicle when it pulled up to the store, added Deputy Douberley. According to the report Waters told the deputy that he rented the vehicle in Okeechobee, but could not produce any paperwork to prove that and could not give Deputy Douberley the name of the rental company. The vehicle was reportedly bearing a Seminole Tribe license tag, and is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Waters also was not given permission to use the vehicle, the deputy stated. Man accused of car theft John William Waters

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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The purple and gold mixed with garnet last week at Okeechobee High School football practice as one of the Brahmans’ best ever joined the coaching staff to mentor the y oung men. Lonnie Pryor said he felt good to get back out on the practice eld, walk in the eld house and weight room and meet some of the new Brahmans. “It feels good to give back to the kids because they look up to me. I tried to come back and help them realize their dreams and let them know they can make it too,” he said. Pryor helped the running backs with a pointer or two and some good advice on how to succeed on and off the football eld. He returned to FSU on Sunday and is scheduled to graduate on time next spring w ith a degree in social sciences. This past year Pryor was used exclusively as the Seminoles starter at fullback. He rushed for 83 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns, and caught six passes for 61 y ards and another touchdown. He added two tackles for good measure as the Seminoles nished (9-4), defeated both Miami and Florida, and won a bowl game over Notre Dame. Pryor has won all three bowl games he’s played in at FSU. “FSU has been going pretty good. This summer I plan to work hard and turn some coach’s heads and maybe get a shot at the running back position,” he added. Pryor can be followed on twitter and remains among the most popular Seminole football players. The Seminoles had another dynamic recruiting class and will have high hopes for both an Atlantic Coast Conference Championship, a berth in a Bowl Championship Series bowl game, and even a national championship. “We had a really good spring and we have a lot of great young players. I hope we get better and work as a team. Everybody’s dream is to win the national championship and we want to get to that next level,” he said. Pryor had knee surgery in the winter of 2011 but has fully recovered. He is rmly established as the starter at fullback but still dreams of getting more carries at running back. He will compete with players like Chris Thompson, Devonta Freeman, James W ilder Jr. and Debrale Smiley for playing time at that position. “I’m doing everything the coaches want me to do. This summer I’ll be real dedicated. There will be competition every day at running back and a different starter every w eek,” he predicted. Pryor said one of his senior year top moments might be a trip to Virginia Teach during the regular season, his nal home game against the Florida Gators, and of course another bowl game. Pryor got excellent grades for his blocking for the Seminoles this year and while he can’t talk to NFL scouts, he still thinks there is a chance he’ll get drafted by an NFL team in the 2013 NFL draft. Lonnie Pryor proud of FSU career so far 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 TOTAL SAVINGS ON YOUR LENNOX HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM. $3,300 It all adds up. CAC014022 Offers expire 6/15/2012. *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. **See dealer for details. 2012 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. IN FP&L REBATES** IN R $1,175 $ UP TO+ EWC DISCOUNT** E D $750 UP TO+ $1,375RECEIVE UP TO NF F P P& &L I REBATE*on a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort SystemEmory Walker Co., Inc. (863) 763-6742Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox DealerAsk About Our $75 Spring Tune-Up Special(Regularly $95!) 19 Okeechobee News May 13, 2012 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLonnie Pryor watches Daniel Nunez run through a drill during spring football practice at OHS this week. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyPracticing the movesElijowan Williams works on his footwork during a drill at Okeechobee High School spring football practice Thursday.

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