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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 50¢ Plus ta x Vol. 103 No. 143 15.20 feetLast Year: 13.83 feet Lake Levels newszap.comFree SpeechFree AdsSee page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Traf c stop leads to drug arrest ... Page 7 OHS bowling team members receive awards ... Page 19 Flu season: Keep your germs to yourself... Page 3 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Members of the Special Response Team (SRT) from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Ofce (OCSO) spent Tuesday going through a grueling set of physical tests as part of their quarterly requali cation. The 18 SRT members spent most of the morning going through a battery of physical tness tests that included chin ups, a mile run, standing broad jump and a 90-yard sprint while carrying a 22-pound ram. In the afternoon the deputies had to qualify with the rearms, then had to perform a task in a building lled with gas. OCSO Deputy Lieutenant Gary Bell, who heads up the SRT unit, explained that each man had to qualify on Nov. 27 with each and every rearm they are assigned— including his duty weapon. “They have to qualify with whatever gun they are assigned,” explained Lt. Bell. “If they don’t (qualify), then they can’t carry that weapon. All of the shooting is done while wearing a gas mask— SRT unit spends grueling day on qualifying course Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppDeputy Cody Hurst (front), of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), leaps one hurdle Tuesday, Nov. 27, while Deputy Paul Jackson bends under another. Deputy Hurst and Deputy Jackson had to successfully complete the obstacle course as part of their training to become the newest members of the OCSO Special Response Team. Vote on new Florida license plate designs ... Page 2 The installation of newlyelected county commissioners tops the agenda for the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners meeting Thursday, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom,” 304 N.W. Second Street, Okeechobee. Following the installation of Commissioners Ray Domer, Margaret Garrard Helton and Frank Irby, the board will approve the board reorganization. The meeting will also include a public hearing on changes to the impact fees. The board will receive an overview of the current nancial update. In other business: County to install commissioners See COUNTY — Page 5 Special to the Okeechobee NewsChristmas on the AirJoey Marcinek (left), and Michael White (right) plan their ill-fated trip to get home for Christmas in a scene from the Okeechobee Community Theatre production “Friday Night at the Philco.” For more, see page 5 If you go ...WHAT: Okeechobee County Commission meeting WHEN; Thursday, Nov. 29 at 9 a.m. WHERE: Okeechobee Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St.See SRT — Page 5


TALLAHASSEE—The web site for public voting on Florida’s license plate, www. V ote4FloridaTag.com, is open! Floridians can vote online through Dec. 14. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles wants to upgrade the basic Florida plate to a design that increases readability and features a seven-character conguration. A committee of more than 20 stakeholders, including state agency personnel, law enforcement, tax collectors and af liated associations participated in the development of the nal license plate designs. DHSMV’s in-house graphics artist created the proposed designs. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through the ef cient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit www. hsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter at @FDHSMV or nd us on Facebook. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Hours: Wed – Sat 10am – 4pm863-824-0484Savings Coupon25% OFF storewideCoupon must be presented at time of purchase. Expires December 29, 2012 Can’t be combined with any other discounts.Our Sister’s Place, Inc.THRIFT STORE3182 Highway 441 SE • Okeechobee501c3 charity bene ts victims of domestic violence • EIN 20-0932817 Donations accepted during store hours A special thank you to all our supporters since our October 3, 2012 opening Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 2 Okeechobee News November 28, 2012 Today: Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.Extended ForecastThursday : Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph. Thursday Night : Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 59F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Friday : Overcast. High of 77F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Okeechobee Forecast V ote on new license plate design Pet of the WeekGizzy is an adult neutered male small Chihuahua in need of a home. Donation/adoption fee is $175, plus $25 microchip fee. Gizzy is available for adoption at Okeechobee Humane Society/Pet Rescue on Highway 98, next door to the Livestock Market. For more information, contact Humane Society Pet Rescue Florida, at 863-357-1104. To see more available animals go to pet nder.com. Homes are also needed to "foster" animals who are waiting for a permanent adoptive home. Special to the Okeechobee News Annual Dogs for Dogs fundraiser gets goingGeorge DuPont of George’s Hotdogs, 3603 U.S. 441 S. will once again help out the homeless pets at the Humane Society Pet Rescue of Okeechobee. Leaving a donation of cash or supplies for the dogs will not only bring you the satisfaction of helping a homeless pet in your own town, it will also bring you lunch! A free George’s Hotdog and a drink when you drop off your donation with him in front of Mid-Florida Hardware through Dec. 22. The dogs are in need of food, treats, blankets and pet beds, extra carriers, toys, and also cash donations to help in their medical care. We are very thankful to George and his efforts to bring the pets the supplies that they need.


By Brenda Williams, RNClinic Supervisor, Okeechobee County Health Department With the u season upon us, it is important for everyone to do their part in preventing the spread of in uenza " u." Flu season is from October to May and usually peaks between December and March. The following is a list of the u symptoms: fever, headache, extreme tiredness (fatigue), dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are also common symptoms in children. Since no one likes being sick here are some things everyone can do to decrease the risk of getting the "dreaded u"; get the u vaccine, practice good health habits, and clean and disinfect to help slow/prevent the spread of u. Getting the u vaccine as soon as possible is the "single most important thing you and y our family members can do to prevent getting the u." By getting the u vaccine, your body will respond to the u germs by attacking it and thus preventing you from having the signs and symptoms of the u. Everyone (with very few exceptions) should get the u shot to decrease the spread of the in uenza. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the u shot for the following at-risk groups: 65 or older, nursing home or long-term care resident, children on aspirin therapy, anyone with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes or asthma, or any frontline health care workers. You can also practice good health habits w hich will help decrease your risk of the u. Good health habits can be taught to very y oung children, school age children, and adults alike. The u is passed by rubbing your eyes or touching your nose or mouth so it is important to keep your hands away from your face, eyes, nose, and mouth. Good hand washing skills such as using soap and water, and singing Happy Birthday twice while washing your hands are key and should be taught to children. If soap and water isn't available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. Get plenty of sleep 6-8 hour per night, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of uids, and eat nutritious meals. Consider donating a box of tissues and an alcohol-based hand rub to your child's classroom during the u season. If you do get the u stay home from school or work. You shouldn't even run errands when you are sick. You should try to avoid being in close contact with people. When coughing, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or cough into your shoulder. When you come in contact with someone who is sick, avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. The u can last from 5 to 6 days. If you or a family member gets sick, clean and disinfect things such as, door knobs, phones, refrigerator handles, TV remotes, light switches, faucets, and toy storage bins. It is also important to change the bed linen and spray the mattress and pillows with a disinfectant. If at all possible allow the pillows to lie out in the fresh air for a few hours. Open up the house and let the fresh air in whenever possible. Spray the house and air conditioning return with a disinfectant. All of which can help get rid of the u bug and hopefully decrease the severity of the symptoms. If you follow these recommendations closely you can prevent or decrease the u symptoms. No one likes to be sick especially during the holidays. If you are a parent, teacher, or health care provider please help spread the word on prevention. Everyone can do their part in preventing the spread of germs; get the u vaccine, practice good health habits, and clean and disinfect your house. Remember if you are sick with the u, please stay home or if your child is sick keep them home from school. As a community, we all can do our part in preventing the spread of the u. Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Seasonal In uenza (Flu)-Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine. 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Florida Department of Transportation Tentative Five Year Work Program The Florida Department of Transportation and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise announce public hearings to which all interested p ersons are invited. Specific notice is provided to the Lee County, Sarasota/Manatee, Charlotte County-Punta Gorda and Collier Metropol itan Planning Organizations, Polk Transportation Planning Organization, Central Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Alliance, West Central Florida Metropolitan Planning Organizations Chairs Coordinating Committee, Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Autho rity and the county commissions of Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk and Sarasota Counties. Date: Monday, December 3, 2012 Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Time: 2 p.m. or soon thereafter Time: 9:30 a.m. or soon thereafter Place: Charlotte County-Punta Gorda Place: Central Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting Regional Planning Council meeting Charlotte County Administration Center Bartow Public Library 18500 Murdock Circle 2150 South Broadway Avenue Port Charlotte, Florida Bartow, Florida PURPOSE: The public hearings will consist of presentations by the department on the FDOT Tentative Five Year Work Program for f iscal years 2013/2014 – 2017/2018, followed by a public testimony period. The public is invited to review the work program. Department staff will be available for informal discussion and assistance. A court reporter will be available to accept comments for entry into the p ublic record. The hearings will be conducted pursuant to Section 339.135(4)(c), Florida Statutes, as amended, and are being developed in acco rdance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or beneficiary who believes they have been discriminated aga inst because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status may file a written complaint to the FD OT District One Title VI Coordinator or the FDOT Equal Opportunity Office. DISTRICT ONE CENTRAL OFFICE Robin Parrish Charlotte Thomas District Title VI Coordinator State Title VI Coordinator Florida Department of Transportation Florida Department of Transportation P.O. Box 1249 605 Suwannee Street Bartow, FL 33831 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450 Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations at the public hearings in accordance with the Americans with D isabilities Act of 1990 or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Cindy Clemmons, Florida Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL 3 3831, (863) 519-2362, or by e-mail to cindy.clemmons@dot.state.fl.us. A copy of the hearing agenda may be obtained from Ms. Clemmons. Written comments will be accepted by the department at the public hearings or if received by December 31, 2012. Comments should be mailed to: Billy L. Hattaway, P.E. District Secretary Florida Department of Transportation P.O. Office Box 1249 Bartow, FL 33831 For information about additional public meetings in your area, please contact: Cindy Clemmons Debbie Tower Florida Department of Transportation Florida Department of Transportation District One Headquarters Southwest Area Office 801 North Broadway Avenue SWIFT SunGuide Center P.O. Box 1249 10041 Daniels Parkway Bartow, FL 33831 Fort Myers, FL 33913 (863) 519-2362 (239) 461-4300 Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 € Hwy 98 N. € Okeechobee 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Vegetable Plants, GardenSeeds and Vidalia Onion Sets Now Available! florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 3 Okeechobee News November 28, 2012 Prevent the u: Keep your germs to yourself!' Foster parents are needed Training classes are openHibiscus Children's Center Foster Care Program recruits, trains and licenses all the traditional Foster Parents in St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. The required 30 hour (MAPP) classes are held one evening a week or on Saturdays and are free. For additional information about becoming a Foster Parent or to register for a class please call: 1-800-403-9311 ext. 415.Shrine Club collects can tabsThe local Shrine Club is collecting the "pull tabs" from aluminum cans. Bring yours to the Shrine Club where we convert them into gas money for the free transportation van of local patients to the Shriners Hospital. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427, Mac Simpson at 863484-0427 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.


Spice lab busted There is only one way to slow this stuff down and that is huge jail time and nes, b ut most of the time it is just a slap on the hand.  You know if marijuana was decriminalized this type of synthetic junk wouldn’t be a problem. But I know we are still scared from t he 50s and 60s reefer mania. Even though a large group of people partake in the recreational use of marijuana. But it’s bad, I know.  How do we stop children from smoking this toxic Spice? Make smarter children.  I wonder if decriminalizing/legalizing of cannabis would even slow spice cons umption down? The reason I say this, it’s my understanding spice is/can be a hallucinogen where cannabis is not; I don’t think t hey would give up a hallucinogenic high for a mellow buzz? It very well may be that HARD high they are after? There are many a s toner out there that has never tried anything b ut the au’ natural and would NEVER touch man-made stuff ... including booze. It’s going t o take smarter children (and adults) who c hoose to stay far away from that poison. T here are way less cigarette smokers these days, and it appears to be because of bett er education about the product and people w anting to take better care of themselves ... maybe the same will eventually happen with other harmful ways.  Personally, I don’t consider marijuana any worse than alcohol. I don’t use either, b ut I would not oppose legalization of recreational use marijuana as they have done in Colorado and Washington State. It would s ave a lot of money in the court system and free up prison space. Plus, as with Prohibit ion, I think there would be less crime inv olved. No need to smuggle it across the b order if it can be grown legally here as a c ash crop, sold in stores and taxed like beer and wine. I am concerned about DUIs. W ashington State has set the legal intoxication limit for marijuana but it requires a blood test and I don’t think that is going to hold up in court. They would probably also need a ‘no lit joints in the car’ law like the ‘open container’ laws for beer.  If we legalize it and regulate it in a sensible fashion what would be the harm? Also being a cash crop we could help a few more of our hometown farmers into a better situation since marijuana can be grown just about anywhere.Egyptian leader changing the law Get a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in of ce and watch how quickly they can consolidate the power of a leader so that their judiciary cannot even legally deal with his overstepping. Do you suppose that could happen here?  Are we still hung up on Obama being a Muslim?  Morsi was supposed to be an improvement over Mubarak, but look what the Muslims do as soon as you regard them as harmless. Obama is trying to do the same thing here. He has been trying to skirt our laws, and the constitution in general. Since the majority of us are law abiding, we wouldn’t normally do things against the law. So he just changes law or ignores it. I wonder how long it will take for Americans to rebel as they do in other countries where this type of deception takes place regularly.  We are not Egypt. Never will be. Even if Obama was smart enough to keep his agenda quiet and secretly follow through with his plans to take over the world he could never achieve his goals. We will never have a powerful president as in the past. I am beginning to lean towards the reasoning that the of ce of president is a puppet or gurehead.  The new Egyptian leader is passing laws which enable him to rise above the judiciary, not merely that he was guilty of lying which could apply to almost every president of anywhere, USA, or other. We CAN be in this situation here. I hope it doesn’t happen, but Obama has already demonstrated that he thinks he is above the law and the constitution. Unfortunately for us, a Democrat will appoint liberal judges who don’t mind ruling according to their personal feelings of what is right and wrong, rather than following the constitution to the letter. This automatically makes it easier for him because the judges will, then, likely rule according to his destructive policies anyway. I hope for the best, but do not see the best happening. And as for the “it will never happen here” theory, there is an old saying: “never say never.” Blood drive support appreciatedFlorida’s Blood Centers wants to thank Okeechobee for so generously supporting the need for blood donations in 2012. You are in special company when you realize that only three out of every 100 people in the United States, donates blood. Okeechobee supported an average of 9.8 mobile drives each month in addition to the annual Blood Roundup in November. Overall statistics show that those who support these drives donated more than 2,100 units at the monthly drives in addition to the 471 units drawn at the Roundup making an estimated total of just under 2,600 units of blood in one year, just from Okeechobee. Florida’s Blood Centers and local coordinator, Russ Colwell, are grateful for this continued support. As you donate blood at one of the following drives during December, you will be part of a continuing effort of Okeechobeeans helping Okeechobeeans. Additional drives may be added to this list before month’s end.  Friday, Nov. 30 Walgreen’s, 1 6 p.m.  Tuesday, Dec. 4 Raulerson Hospital, 1:30 6:30 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 8 Christmas in the Park starting at 10 a.m.  Thursday, Dec. 20 Okeechobee High School  Friday, Dec. 21 Walgreen’s, 1 6 p.n.  Wednesday, Dec. 26 Wal Mart, 11 a.m.4 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 29 Wal Mart, 11 a.m. 4 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 29 Publix, noon 4 p.m.  Sunday, Dec. 30 Golden Corral, noon 4 p.m. Raye DeusingerThank you Hospice and friendsThank you family, Hospice and friends for all your support and love you gave me before and after Smoky passed away. I will treasure your love and help forever. Thank you, Kay SandersHello “Angels” old and new, it’s that time of year!Martha’s House Shelter Director Crystal Royal calls you forth to work your miracles. As you know Christmas is the highlight of the year for the families in shelter—in othe r words it really is a “big deal.” This very well may be the only time a child will experience the true meaning o f Christmas, so “Angels,” come forth so eyes may shine and hearts may dance: The joy o f children playing again. Remember “Angels” in all that you do jus t be you! I thank you in advance for your generosity. Crystal Royal Martha’s House, Shelter DirectorThank you to everyone who participated in the tournamentThe Big “O” Teen Anglers, Inc., hosted the Bill Hays Memorial Bass Tournament, to bene t Relay for Life, on Nov. 11. Bill passed away from Mesotheliom a lung cancer on Dec. 28, 2009. This tournament was to remember Bill, all cancer patients and survivors. Nov. 11 was also Veterans Day. Let us all remember why these events are possible. There are so many sponsors and volunteers to thank, so a BIG thank you to all! Two, eight-foot banners to recognize ou r sponsors were done by Atlas Signs Industries, and my son-in-law, Mike Frost. If you as sponsors were able to see these banners, then you know what a beautiful job was done. Sponsors were: Fast Break, Hideawa y Drive-Thru Cooler, Lightsey’s Seafood Restaurant, Pogey’s Family Restaurant, Katies Pet Parlor, Lunkers Sports Grille, Staffords Salon, Flamingo Motel, Rut n’ Strut Taxidermy, Okeechobee Sheriff Department, Georges Hot Dogs, Mike Jones Guide Service, Paulette & Jim Rippey, Donut Patrol, Bubba’s Redneck Yacht Club, Brahman Theaters III, Dunkin Donuts Okeechobee, WOKC AMFM, The Hunters Den, Okeechobee Dodg e Chrysler Jeep, Keith Speckled Perch Steakhouse, Christian Team Trail, Williams Pawn & Gun, Inc., Publix, Okeechobee Count y Tourist development council, Honey Doers, Okeechobee News, Mid-Florida Hardware, Dr. & Mrs. Wayne Moesching, DOS. If I have left anyone out, please forgiv e me. And, a special thank you to Janis, Colleen, Angie, Lynn, Missy, Tammy, Bill Szitz, Keith Jones, The Bigford Family and most o f all, the teams who shed. Thank you for remembering Bill, I feel so humble to be a part of Okeechobee. God bless, Charlie Hays (Bill’s wife) November 28, 2012 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor 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!


it’s a stress shoot.” Two new members of the unit—deputies Cody Hurst and Paul Jackson—had to do a little more. The two “rookies” had to run an obstacle course that included doing chin ups, running through tires, traversing a balance beam and a rope climb. To make the test a little tougher, the deputies had to w ear gas masks on their rst trip around the course. They were allowed to take the masks off on their second trip. “This is their rst real training with the SRT,” explained OCSO Deputy Sergeant Robert Coleman. On their rst trip the deputies nished in a little over 3 minutes. Without the masks, they were able to nish in just over 2 minutes. At the end of the day, it was time for Lt. Bell’s “gift” to his team—a stint in a 12-foot x 20-foot aluminum building lled with CS gas. The lieutenant gives each man a task to complete and, to make it more interesting, the men are not allowed to wear their gas masks. Lt. Bell also takes his turn in the building. The lieutenant also explained that while the gas is more commonly referred to as ‘tear gas’ that moniker is really not correct. “It’s a military grade gas, and it constricts your eyes and lungs. You don’t want to be around it,” he said, shaking his head. “That’s why we do it at the end of the day.” He went on to say this type of training is important “because we may get into that environment.” When asked how long it normally takes before the men start to feel the effects of the gas, Lt. Bell said it depends on the person. “Everybody’s different,” he said. “The more you’re exposed to it the more used to it you get—I mean, there’s no fear in it.” The SRT unit normally goes through a training session each month then, as stated before, they are required to qualify every four months. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 A legitimate role for the press is that of the publics watchdog.Ž Most citizens cant spend the time necessary to personally observe their public officials at work, or to determine how well public institutions are carrying out their public mission. But too many newspapers these days act more like mad dogsŽ than watchdogs.Ž Were proud to be different. We try to carry out our watchdogŽ role as humble representatives of the public, always maintaining a courteous tone and our reputation for purposeful neutrality. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News November 28, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News The Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) helps welcome in the Christmas season this weekend as it presents “Friday Night at the Philco,” a holiday salute to the golden age of radio. The all-new production with a cast of 23 is an entertaining combination of drama, mystery, music and comedy, presented in a v ery unique way. “Theatre of the mind” allowed radio listeners of an earlier era to conjure up scenes in their imaginations which could never be created on television. This technique is heightened in the show by a pair of on-stage sound effects men who help to paint pictures in sound. “We’ve observed people in the audience closing their eyes at times during shows of this type in the past,” says OCT Coordinator/Director Ron Hayes. “When they do, it tells us that they are getting into it, and that the technique is working. Even so,” he says, “watching the performers’ on-stage antics is also a big part of the fun.” “Friday Night at the Philco” will be performed three times only, at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, with a Saturday afternoon matinee on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. Performances are at the theatre on S. W. Second Avenue at Seventh Street, one block west of Golden Corral restaurant. It’s a Friday night in early December, 1952, and there is nothing more entertaining than a family gathering around the big Philco console to enjoy the pre-holiday programs broadcast on network radio. Theatregoers at the OCT production become part of the live audience in the New York studio as the performers present three consecutive programs representing a typical evening program line-up from the period. First is a light-hearted “Dragnet” police drama, giving the audience the chance to follow the fast-paced action “from crime to punishment.” This is followed by a funlled radio adaptation of “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a dark comedy-mystery about two sweet little old ladies who poison lonely old men and bury them in their cellar as “one of their charities.” The story enjoyed great success on Broadway and then as a hit motion picture starring Cary Grant in the 1940s. Completing the evening is a musical comedy-variety program in the tradition of a Bing Crosby Christmas show, centered on the theme of holiday travel. It follows the misadventures of some poor souls who encounter a host of trials and tribulations while making the supreme effort to go some distance to be home for Christmas. Along the way, the audience is treated to a number of familiar songs and seasonal favorites that are sure to put everyone in a holiday mood. Reserved seat tickets to “Friday Night at the Philco” are $12.00 each, on sale at the of ce of the Pennysaver, 111 N. E. Second Street, in the block north of CVS Pharmacy. They may also be purchased at the theatre box of ce, if available, beginning one hour before showtimes. The Okeechobee Community Theatre’s 34th season continues in March with a production of the classic Neil Simon comedy hit, “The Odd Couple.” Tickets to that show will go on sale to the general public in February. Patrons attending “Friday Night at the Philco” will have an early opportunity during the show’s intermission to purchase “Odd Couple” tickets at a special discount price of $10.00. For more information on the theatre’s activities, including auditions for upcoming shows, or to get on the season ticket mailing list, call 863-763-1307, or visit the theatre website, www.okeecommunitytheatre. com. OCT presents Christmas show  The board will consider the rankings of the Banking Services Selection Committee and award a contract for a 3-year period;  Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) will ask the commissioners to approve a resolution urging the education of youth with respect to the harmful effects of avored tobacco products:  The board will approve staff to provide an overview of the strategic planning process to be scheduled for the Dec. 13 meeting; and,  The commissioners will review the holida y schedule. COUNTYContinued From Page 1 SRTContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppOkeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce deputies and Special Response Team members Dale Hardy (standing, left) and Matthew Hurst (standing, right) offer encouragement as two new members of the team -Deputy Paul Jackson (left) and Cody Hurst (right) -do chin ups as part of the obstacle course they had to complete Tuesday, Nov. 27, while wearing gas masks.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010Anna E. Trimble, 84OKEECHOBEE — Anna E. Trimble passed peacefully on Nov. 24, 2012 at the Hamrick Home, Hospice of Okeechobee. Mrs. Trimble was born Nov. 13, 1928 in Indianapolis, Ind. to the late Ernest and Minnie May Andrews and came to Okeechobee in 1969 where she raised her family with her late husband, Gordon Sr. Mrs. Trimble was a volunteer for the Foster Grandparent Program in Okeechobee where she truly enjoyed helping children. Mrs. Trimble is predeceased by her husband, Gordon C. Trimble, Sr.; a daughter, Linda Faye Garcia; and brothers and sisters. Mrs. Trimble is survived by her devoted and loving children, Gordon C. Trimble Jr. (Carolyn) and Betty J. Tillis (Wiley) all of Okeechobee; her beloved grandchildren, Gordon C. Trimble III, Laura Trimble, Crystal Joy Trimble, Jay Hull Nason Jr., Juan Garcia, Chad Michael Nason, and Tiffany Lynn Trimble; ve great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Ruth Conley of Madison, Ala., and Virginia Stiff (Lou) of Dallas, Texas. A visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street. The funeral service will be Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, 2:30 p.m. at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 421 NW 6th Street, Okeechobee with Pastor Rafael Gomez Fernandez of ciating and burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Okeechobee. In memory of Mrs. Trimble, memorial contributions may be made to the Foster Grandparent Program, c/o Area Agency on Aging, 4400 Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (include memo line: Anna Trimble FGP) or Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence and sign the online register book may do so at: www.BassOkeecchobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972. Essie J. White, 94OKEECHOBEE — Essie J. White passed on Nov. 23, 2012 at the Okeechobee Health Care Facility in Okeechobee. Mrs. White was born in Okeechobee on June 21, 1918 to her late parents, William and Ida Jacobs. She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith. Mrs. White is predeceased by her husband, L.E White; sons, Lynn White, Michael White; and her four sisters. Mrs. White leaves behind her daughter. Norma Williams of Deer eld Beach; seven grandchildren, Shirley Godbold of Deer eld Beach, Marnie Gear (Robert) of Ft. Meyers, Merritt Kerrwood (Patrick) of Riverview, Jonathan White and Jason White of Port Charlotte, Christopher White of Belgium, and Lauren White of N.Y. A graveside service was held this past Monda y at Evergreen Cemetery in Okeechobee. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence and sign the online register book may do so at: www.BassOkeecchobeeFuneralHome.com. All arrangements are entrusted to the care o f Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL, 34972. Johnie Marshall, 85 OKEECHOBEE — Johnnie Marshall passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 in the Hamrick Home Hospice. He was born Dec. 23, 1926 in Prestonburg, Ky. to Tom and Clara (Bayes) Marshall. Mr. Marshall had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1996 coming from Marion, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Maxine Marshall. He is survived by his daughters, Dorothy (Steve) Woten of Alger, Ohio, Glenda Conley of McGuffey, Ohio, Edith (Hubert) Summa of Alger, Ohio, Robin (Mike) Felts of Bristol, TN; son, Mitchell Marshall of West Point, Va. There will be no public services. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may be made to Buxton Funeral Home to offset funeral expenses. All arrangements are under the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Online condolences may be made at www.buxonfuneralhome.com.Oscar Samuel Davisson, 97OKEECHOBEE — Davisson, Oscar Samuel Davisson, of Louisville, Ky., went to meet his heavenly Father on Nov. 21, 2012. Born in Shoals, Ind. to Virgil and Mary Ann (Kail) Davisson, Oscar earned his teacher’s license at Central Normal College and his Masters in Education at Butler University. Residing in Danville, Ind., he taught school for 41 years before retiring to Okeechobee. He was preceded in death by his wife of ftysix years, Mary Kay Glazebrook; brothers, Leland and Claude; sisters, Opal (Lee) and Thelma (Tedrow); son-in-law, Bob Teany; and grandsons, Jeff Babbs and Brent Teany. Oscar leaves his wife, Wanda (Knott); children, Paul (Jan) of Jupiter, Fla., Sue Ann Teany of Okeechobee, Mary Babbs (Jeff) of Indianapolis, Ind., Kathleen Cassidy (Elvin) of New Winchester, Ind., Thomas (Debbie) of Mishewaka, Ind.; and step-daughter, Brenda Staples (Randy) of Louisville, Ky. “Grandpa Davisson” created wonderful memories for 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-greatgrandsons; and numerous step-grandchildren; greatgrandchildren; and nieces and nephews who all loved his gentle humor and kind nature. A Funeral mass was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Okeechobee. For online condolences please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News November 28, 2012 Community Events Martha’s House halts y ard sales temporarilyMartha’s House will NOT have its yard sale this Thursday, Nov. 29, or Friday, Nov. 30, but will notify this newspaper when the sales restart.Hospice to hold yard saleHospice of Okeechobee’s next yard sale w ill be Wednesday, Nov. 28 and Thursday Nov. 29 from 8 a.m. until noon, at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and S.E. Third Ave. The Festival of trees will be open and is offering many holiday decorations for sale. For information, call 863-467-2321.Sign-ups for youth hoop, cheering program endingUpward Basketball and Cheerleading registration is $65 due by Wednesday, Nov. 28 Forms and information are available at rst Baptist Church of Okeechobee of ce and by calling 863-763-2171. Evaluations/orientation are mandatory and will be Nov. 29, 5:30-7 p.m. ( rst fourth grade) and Nov. 30, 5:30-7 p.m. ( fth sixth grade). Practices begin Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Games are Saturdays between Jan. 12 and March 2.Cypress Hut Eagles A uxiliary will meetCypress Hut Fraternal Order of Eagles 4509 Auxiliary will hold elections for a new president and vice president on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. Dinner to bene t Relay for LifeRelay For Life-YaYa Angels of Buckhead Ridge will host a dinner on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the VFW Buckhead Ridge, The menu includes beef pot roast, potatoes, carrots and dessert $7. A ll donations will bene t Relay For Life. For more information, contact Renee Silvers at 863-594-9983.Children’s Home Society to host orientation on Nov. 29The Children’s Home Society’s next Orientation will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County of ce, located at 804 S. 6th Street in Fort Pierce.County fair board will meetThe Okeechobee County Fair Board w ill hold their next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Chamber of Commerce of ce.OHS Drama Club w ill present Show CaseThespian Troupe 7319, the Okeechobee High School Drama Club, will present a Show Case on Thursday, Nov. 29 in the Okeechobee High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. The Show Case will include monologues, solo singing, duet acting and a one act play. Yard sale to bene t Pet/RescueA yard sale to bene t Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue will be held Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1, starting at 8 a.m. each day at the shelter on U.S. 98 North, just north of the Okeechobee Livestock Market. The shelter is also in need of donations of dog and cat food as well as monetary donations.4-H to host yard saleThe annual 4-H yard sale will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. until noon in the parking lot of Mims Veterinary Hospital, 275 S.W. 32nd St. Household items, books, toys, and clothes will be among the many items for sale. All proceeds will bene t the Okeechobee County 4-H program. BHR VFW to host dinnerBuckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 will host a dinner on Friday, Nov. 30 Dinner will be from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Music will be by Wayne Purvis until 11 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy either steak, pork chops or sh and shrimp dinners for a donation of $11 and $7 with all proceeds to bene t Veterans & Family Needs. For more information, please call Gordie at 467-2882.NES plans community yard saleOn Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Elementary School will host a community yard sale. Tables will be $10 each while the supply lasts. Spaces to set up your own table will be $5 each. To reserve a table or space, please call Judy Demeter at 863-462-5100. Eagles North hosting Fla. Highwaymen artistsThe Eagles North Aerie, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will host the F.O.E. 4137 Auxiliary Fourth Annual Art Event on Saturday, Dec. 1 featuring the Florida Highwaymen artists and other ne artists from Florida, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to the show. This year’s show will feature the largest gathering of Highwaymen artists the show has ever had. Food will be available and there will be door prizes. For more information call Lynn Earley at 863-697-2443; or, e-mail lynn.earley@gmail.com. Proceeds will bene t the F.O.E. 4137 Auxiliary Charities Fund.


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).  Stephen E. Carter, 50, Shef eld St., Wellington, was arrested Nov. 23 by FWC Of cer Dodd Bulger on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of dealing in stolen property and the misdemeanor of petit theft. He is being held without bond.  Marty Everett Collins, 37, S.E. 25th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 24 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Jesus Marlin Macedo, 18, N.W. 29th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 24 by Deputy Heath Hughes on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $500.  Waltorian T. Jackson, 21, N.E. 16th A ve., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 24 by Deputy Matthew Hurst on a warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of cocaine and violation of probation possession of cocaine with intent to sell. He is being held without bond.  Amanda Marie Hull, 29, S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 25 by Deputy Steven Pollock on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the in uence. Her bond was set at $500.  Heather Kristin Ellsworth, 32, S.E. 25th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 26 by Of cer Jessica Grandov on felony charges of grand theft and giving false information to a secondary metal recycler. Her bond was set at $5,000.  Dano David Perez, 50, N.W. 38th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 26 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation purchase of a controlled substance (marijuana) and violation of probation possession of marijuana under 20 grams. His bond was set at $1,000.  Joshua David Grossman, 19, N.W. 38th A ve., was arrested Nov. 26 by Deputy Bart Potter on a warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of a structure, violation of probation trafcking in stolen property and violation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker, and a misdemeanor charge of violation of probation contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is being held without bond. 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. 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. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News OPEN HOUSEFor all friends and customers of Executive Hair Design, we invite you to join us onThursday, November 29thStop by 9am 4pm Enjoy the Tree of Remembrance, share wonderful memories and meet the staff: Charlotte, Mickie, Billye, Laurie and Jessie. Hair • Manicures • Pedicures110 NE 3RD AVE • OKEECHOBEE In Remembrance of Bridgette 7 Okeechobee News November 28, 2012 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A man with a reported history of domestic battery arrests was booked into the county jail again after he allegedly slapped his pregnant paramour. Joel Santiago, 30, S.E. 15th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Friday, Nov. 23, on felony charges of aggrav ated battery (domestic) and driving w hile license suspended habitual offender. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of $16,000. Jail records show that Santiago has since been released on bond. One condition of Santiago’s release is that he not go within 500 feet of the victim, her residence or her place of employment. An arrest report by Deputy Max Waldron, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), stated that the victim and Santiago became involved in an argument shortly after 9 p.m. Friday and the victim then asked Santiago to leave the home. He reportedly refused to leave. The victim later found Santiago lying on a bed and again asked him to leave. This time, continued the arrest report, Santiago arose from the bed and pushed the pregnant woman. He then slapped the woman on the left side of her face with enough force that she was knocked to the oor. Santiago then left the home in a black 2003 Hyundai automobile. Deputy Waldron stated that he later stopped a vehicle matching that description on S.R. 70 E., and that it was being driven by Santiago. According to Deputy Waldron, Santiago was arrested Aug. 5 by OCSO Deputy Cari Arnold on a domestic battery charge. He was arrested again on Sept. 7 by OCSO Deputy Heath Hughes on a charge of domestic assault. The victim in all three cases was the same woman, stated Deputy Waldron. Man arrested a third time for domestic violence By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A 19-year-old Okeechobee man was arrested on a felony drug charge after he was initially stopped for speeding by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper. Alexandro Mojica, 19, N.W. 39th Ave., was arrested Friday, Nov. 23, on a felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana under 20 grams. Mojica was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail on a bond of $5,500. Jail records show that he has since been released on bond. An arrest report by Trooper T.B. White indicated that he stopped Mojica for doing 77 mph in a 60 mph zone on S.R. 70 W. As he was speaking with the driver Trooper White stated that he noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the Ford pickup truck being operated by Mojica. According to the trooper’s arrest report, as Mojica was being searched the trooper found two small bags that contained suspected marijuana. Each bag weighed approximately 1 gram, stated the trooper. When he searched the truck, Trooper White stated he found a glass jar that contained about 3 grams of suspected pot, along with a scale and a large empty plastic bag. The report went on to state that there was a residue inside the jar that extended almost to the top of the jar, which meant that the jar was likely full of marijuana at one time. The trooper went on to state that as Mojica was being booked into the county jail another small package of suspected marijuana was found in his pocket. All of the suspected marijuana was eld tested and indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana, stated Trooper White. Trooper nds pot in pickup, states report Okeechobee Arrest Report Alexandro Mojica Joel Santiago


Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Thrift Shop 1401 N.E. Park Street, will close on Saturday, Dec. 1. Everything is on sale now including furniture, clothing, shoes and more. Everything must go. All proceeds will go to feed the homeless. For more information, call Crystal at 863-612-6395. Victory Baptist Church 500 S.W. Ninth St., will celebrate their 35th anniversary on Dec. 2. Please join us for a very special service to honor our faithful pastor and church with special music, message and a “pot luck” dinner. Everyone is w elcomed as we recall years of memories. Services will be Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and 10:45 am. Sunday night at 7 p.m. For more information, call 863-763-0669. Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave., w ill have a free family movie night, Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. The movie, “Christmas Angel,” is a heartwarming story with a message for the season, staring Della Reese, Tamera Mowry, and Kevin Sorbo. The public is inv ited. Okeechobee Presbyterian Church w ill host their annual cookie sale in the church fellowship hall, 312 N. Parrott Ave., on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Let us do your Christmas baking! Come ll y our bucket with cookies and enjoy them during the holidays! The Trust Quartet singing Gaither style songs in four-part harmony is scheduled to perform in concert on Dec. 9. 11 a.m. at Basinger Christian Brethren Church The exciting Trust Quartet, a Florida based, Nashville recorded mixed group will perform w ith their enthusiastic approach to some of gospel’s nest songs. Trust not only has great harmony but also a unique ministering ability with song. You will not want to miss this opportunity to enjoy a great concert. Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave. invites you to visit the Next 2 New Clothes Kloset open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon located in the building behind the church. The First United Methodist Church Library would like to invite you to visit our Lending Library, Room 20, at 200 N.E. 2nd St., in Okeechobee. All are welcome to complete an application, no charge, to take advantage of wholesome reading, viewing and educational material for adults, children and youth. We have ction and non ction in literature, philosophy, religion, social sciences, geography and history and Christian romance. Also over 200 DVDs, VCRs, cassettes, national magazines, etc. Hours are Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 6–8 p.m. Victory Baptist Church, 500 S.W. Ninth St, would like to invite the public to attend any or all services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. Morning worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and includes old fashioned singing and praising God. Enjoy our youth “band,” consisting of the piano, violin, mandolin and guitar, as well as, various singing groups. Be blessed with the preaching of God’s Word (KJV) and a church family with a heart of love. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m. For more information, please call: 863-763-0669. Oakview Baptist Church invites children to our new Awana Club. Awana Club includes children from Kindergarten to 5th grade. They meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Come join in all the fun! Please call the Church of ce for more details at 863-763-1699. Buckhead Ridge Baptist, 1731 Hunter Rd., would like to invite anyone and everyone to participate in church services. Sunday School at 10:45 a.m., worship 11 a.m. and Sunday night 7 p.m. Starting First Sunday in December, evening Sunday worship will change to 6 p.m. Wednesday night supper starts at 6 p.m., followed by worship at 7p.m. Pastor Arlen Cook will be bringing the messages. Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Church will have a yard sale/clothing sale every second Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1401 N.E. 14th Avenue, Okeechobee. All funds go to support the soup kitchen. Call Crystal Harris for more information at 863-612-6395. There is a Community Gospel Sing at the Seventh Day Christian Church at 912 N.W. Park St. (S.R. 70) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Anyone can participate in singing or playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ddle, dobro, and harmonica—come and enjoy! Peace Lutheran Church 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, has two worship services each Sunday, one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come hear God’s message of love and forgiveness for all people through Jesus Christ. Web site is www. peace-okee.org. Church of God of Prophecy has an Open Arms Ministry, at 102 N.W. 10th Street. The Hurting Women’s Ministry meets on the second and fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. This is a ministry for women of all ages who are going through or have been through crisis in their lives. For more information, please call 863-254-8304. The Peace Lutheran Church Quilters meet every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone who loves to quilt or wishes to learn is welcome to join the group at 11 a.m. Bring a snack for lunch break. Dessert and coffee is furnished. The Peace Lutheran Church Frontline Warriors, a group of men dedicated to loving Jesus and serving others, meet weekly on Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. For additional information, call 863-763-5042. Seasoned Seniors, anyone 50+, meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for dinner and interesting programs. The Peace Lutheran Church has a wonderful ministry to youth called CRAVE Youth Ministry. Senior CRAVE is for high school students in 9-12th grades and meets on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Junior CRAVE is for junior high students in 5-8th grades and meets on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. There are all kinds of great activities for CRAVE youth groups, including trips and family campouts. All youth are welcome! If you would like to know more about Peace Lutheran Church, our faith and fellowship, you are invited to join the Discover Peace Class. For more information, call 863-763-5042.The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@ newszap.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 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. 8 Okeechobee News November 28, 2012 A rea churches plan special holiday programs Share your news and photos for this column by email to okeenews @ newsza p .comPlaces ofWorship OREA offers holiday ornaments for saleThe Okeechobee Retired Educator’s Association has their 2012 Historical Christmas Ornament for sale. This year the ornament honors the historic Okeechobee City Hall and is available for $15 from any OREA member or contact Gay Carlton, President of OREA at 863763-5755.


The Indian River State College Chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi (DECA), a student business organization, will present the 32rd annual DECA Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Hundreds of craft and gift items including holiday decorations, toys, books, haircuts, and more will be on sale. Food, drinks, and baked goods will also be available. Special this year, WQCS Radio Station will also celebrate its 30th anniversary with an open house, including tours and demonstrations. Each year the bazaar provides a forum for IRSC students to apply various skills learned in the classroom. IRSC business students plan, coordinate, and organize this exciting event. The event features approximately 125 vendors, and hundreds of people typically attend the annual event. Funds will be raised through various activities including a cut-a-thon, in which IRSC Cosmetology & Barbering students will provide low-cost haircuts. Cut-a-thon tickets may be purchased at the bazaar or prepurchased through the IRSC Cosmetology & Barbering Department at 772-462-7229. A portion of all proceeds raised by IRSC student activities will bene t the President's Challenge Scholarship Fund. Through the IRSC Foundation, the Fund provides full two-year scholarships to nancially disadvantaged students who maintain good grades and complete high school. Vendor space is available now! For more information, please call 1-866-792-4772, ext. 7660. DECA Craft & Gift Bazaar at IRSC 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Accident Victims...Call Us First!€ Tractor Trailer Crashes € Auto Crashes € Motorcycle Crashes € Wrongful Death FREEConsultation Se Habla Espaol Phones answered 24 Hours, 7 days-a-week! www.crashinjuries.com 4 4 6 7 7 1 0 0 Buy a Home Delivery or Mail subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription F r i d a y N o v e m b e r 3 0 S p a g h e t t i L u n c h 1 1 : 0 0 – 1 : 0 0 p m Drive thru Delivery of 5 or more orders $7.oo Donation for OCA’s Signature Spaghetti, Green Beans and Roll. S i l e n t A u ct i o n S a t u r d a y 3 : 0 0 6 : 0 0 p m S a t u r d a y D e c e m b e r 1 S p a g h e t t i D i n n e r 3 : 0 0 p m – 7 : 0 0 p m Dine in Bake Sale Iced tea dine in on Saturday onlyOkeechobee Christian Academy would like to invite you to our A n n u a l S p a g h e t t i D i n n e r 9 Okeechobee News November 28, 2012 Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESHoliday greetingsSchool volunteer, Ana Wilson (at left) was welcomed to Mrs. Howard’s rst grade class at Central Elementary. She and her quilting friends made “lolipop” circles out of fabric for the students to use to make Thanksgiving cards for their families. Symode Williams (below left) shows off his turkey card. Haylea Smith (below right) colors the feathers of her turkey card. Special to the Okeechobee NewsEverglades Teacher and Employee of the YearRobin Laskey (left), a rst grade teacher at Everglades Elementary School, was nominated and selected Teacher of the Year. This program recognizes and honors the contributions of outstanding classroom teachers. Hilda Castillo (right), cafeteria manager at Everglades Elementary School was nominated and selected School-Related Employee of the Year. This program recognizes outstanding education support personnel for the contributions they make to their school.


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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCERworrying you?Do you need to talk about it?Big Lake Cancer Center Call: 863.467.9500 FREE Hour Counseling Session RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS ORTHOPAEDICS RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS Cancer Scare? From Diagnosis to Treatmen t, We are Here for You Okeechobee Cancer Center301 NE 19th Avenue • Okeechobee 863.357.0039 • 772.202.0151Free Second Opinions • Courtesy Transportation • Free ConsultationThe only ones on the Treasure Coast with a Pet/CT simulator All insurance accepted including Medicaid FAMILY MEDICINE Raulerson Primary Care 202 NE 2nd Ave Okeechobee, FL 863-467-2159 Jose Villarreal, D.O.is a Family Medicine Doctor who is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Of“ ce Hours: Closed for Lunch 12-1Accepting New Patients of all agesraulersonprimarycare.com Introducing Benjamin Epstein, D.O. Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certi“ed by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540. Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeMost insurances and Medicare are accepted.Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441N, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! Join Dr. Epstein & his sta for an Open House Meet & Greet on Wednesday, December 5th from 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. today: 357-0540.By Dr. Ron Woody Okeechobee Cancer Center Hello! I am Doctor Ron Woody, physician at Okeechobee Regional Cancer Center. I am a native Floridian, born in Jacksonville Naval hospital and a graduate of both FSU University and Okeechobee Cancer Center Offers State of the Art, Local TreatmentUniversity of Florida Medical School. (So no rivalry since Im a hybrid.) Im writing to tell you about state of the art cancer treatment located right here in Okeechobee and you will be treated here and not shipped to the coast (except for planning of your treatment) or anywhere else where you dont have the support of your family and friends. At the cancer center, we are capable of delivering Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Now, you dont have to know the details, all you need to know is it allows us to concentrate the radiation where it is needed and even shape the area to conform to your anatomy, avoiding excessive radiation of normal, non-cancerous tissue. The treatments are painless and the only side effects are localized to the treatment area, unlike chemotherapy which affects the entire body and bone marrow. Recently, IMRT has been found to be superior to proton therapy in some tumors! Giving equal or better cure rates and less long term side effects! This was a relative surprise since the ONLY advantage of protons was supposed to be sparing of normal tissue. Whew! Thank God I dont have to go spend 125 million dollars! About the only thing superior about protons is the expense. It is a failure of our system to approve technology for use before it is proven to be effective. If you are treated at Okeechobee Cancer Center, you will also have the advantage of your treatment being planned using the only PET/CT simulator on the Treasure Coast! This is one of the most important and useful technological advances in the staging of and treatment of cancer. A PET/CT is signi“cantly more accurate because the CT portion cuts down on FALSE positive and negative interpretations. (Improves by as much as 15 to 30 percent or more.) So remember, if a PET is ordered, it is better done on a combination scanner for staging and treatment. The major advantage of using a PET/ CT simulator is in showing more accurately the extent of the tumor. Since as a Radiation Oncologist my job is basically that of a target shooter, the PET keeps me from missing the target (cancer) by telling me to treat more o r most importantly allows me to treat less thereby reducing side effects! You only have access to this technology at Okeechobee Cancer Center. 12 Okeechobee News November 28, 2012


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984 Stimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL HEALTHCARE Caring for Those You Care About UROLOGY DENTAL SURGERY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi“ ed In UrologySpecializing in: 215 N.E. 19th Dr. • Okeechobee 863-763-0217 Okeechobee Dental We Specialize In:• Root Canals • Dental Implants • Laser Periodental Therapy • Oral Surgery & Teeth ExtractionsIV & Oral Sedation Available113 NW 19th Drive • OkeechobeeHOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs., Fri. 9-5BilingualHealthy Kids863-261-8273 Surgery Specialists GYNECOLOGIST All Major Insurances Accepted Email: drbradfield@earthlink.net FAMILY MEDICINE (863) 357-6030Yasmin Akhtar,MD Accepting New Patients!Most Insurance Accepted The 2012 – 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online Use this interactive site to browse through articles and advertisements on our updated Newszap website YOU ASKED FOR IT! YOU ASKED FOR IT!Look for the puzzles near the Classifieds section Now featuring Sudoku and the Crossword Puzzle in every edition of the 13 Okeechobee News November 28, 2012


By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Florida State Park of cials Paul Rice and Mark Nelson updated the community about the conceptual plan to develop the Okeechobee Battle eld Park in a speech to the Okeechobee Rotary Club in October. Mr. Rice is the South East Director of the Florida Parks Service. He explained that the state is still committed to development of the 157-acre parcel and that parks in the state are still popular with over 21 million visitors last year which generated more than $52.5 million for the state. He said the state government has had to cut costs and tighten their belt in recent years and that has slowed down the battle eld improvements they'd like to construct. Mr. Nelson is the Park Manager. He also is the Manager at the Jonathan Dickinson State Park near Hobe Sound. He said the park is a unique piece of property and that strong community support will continue to improve the facility. The conceptual plan includes a visitor center, parking area, restrooms, a nature trail and re ective trail. They also would like to introduce historic cracker horses and cattle breeds to the facility in the future. He continues to seek grant opportunities to fund these plans. "We are very fortunate this property wasn't developed into real estate and homes," he explained. "We don't plan a whole lot of major facilities like an RV park or anything but there are some opportunities in the future." Mr. Nelson said volunteer labor could be used along with grants and other funds to perhaps start to make improvements in the next few years. He said the Friends of the Okeechobee Battle eld have put money in the bank from the reenactment festival each year and eventually things will get done. He also praised the school system for the annual school day at the park because it is very educational. "Strong local support will make things happen. I don't think it would take a lot o f money. The state budget and the econom y is looking a little better, so there is hope," he explained. He would like the nature trail to not only attract history buffs but people who like to exercise in the outdoors. He would suggest kiosks with interpretive displays to show visitors what the soldiers were doing and what the Seminoles were doing during the battle which occurred on Christmas Day, 1837. Commander of the Troops Zachar y Taylor later became President of the United States. He also praised the Seminole Tribe o f Florida for their support and indicated the y could be a future source for funding. The annual battle re-enactment is held during February at the facility in Treasure Island off SE 38th Avenue. 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 14 Okeechobee News November 28, 2012 Okeechobee attorney, Glenn J. Sneider and Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. will host free Ask-A-Lawyer sessions for the public at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. Okeechobee area residents in need of legal information and who do not have a lawyer, will have an opportunity to meet Attorney Sneider to discuss their legal matters. He will meet with individuals who have questions related to speci c case types such as Family Law, Criminal, Civil, Domestic Violence, Dependency, Probate and Tenant/Landlord Matters. To register for a free appointment, please call Florida Rural Legal Services 772-466-4766 or 888582-3410. Free legal advice available Okeechobee Battle eld Park development planned Special to the Okeechobee News/ Sean DowningMembers and guests of the Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting on Oct. 23 enjoyed a presentation on the Florida State Parks Service. Pictured left to right are Mark Nelson, our local ranger for the state parks; Su George, member of the Rotary Club of Okeechobee; and Paul Rice, our local district director for the Florida State Park Service.


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GiveawayFree Kittens To good homes. 2 male/2 female, litter trained. Call 863-634-3208 Garage/ Yard Sales A nnual 4H Yard Sale Sat 12/1/12 8am to noon Mims Vet Parking Lot 275 SW 32nd St. Okeechobe Household items, book, toys, etc. OKEECHOBEE 1301 SW 5th Avenue, 11/30 & 12/1/12, 8am 3pm. 5 Family Sale Lots of Quality Children’s Clothing & Toys; Housewares, DVDs, Games & Much More! Shop here first! The classified ads Garage/ Yard SalesOKEECHOBEE 1819 SW 28th Ave, Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 a.m.. 3 family yard sale. Furniture, electronics, brand name clothing, children’s clothes, toys. No early birds, please. We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Yard sale Fri. 30th & Sat 1st 8:00 am till 5:00pm 1106 NE 30th Terrace Beanie Babies & Buddies, left hand golf clubs,golf balls, shing poles, painted saw blades, some furniture and women clothes. Special NoticeBuckhead Ridge Craft Fair, December 8th. BHR Moose Lodge, Hwy. 78. Reservations now being taken for crafters and artists. No vendors or resellers allowed. For more info call Bonnie Booth 357-1556 (863)357-1556 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full TimeClass A & B CDL Driver for local deliveries. Must know the area, have clean driving record and pass a drug test. Bene ts available, apply at: Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 2595 NW 8th St. Employment Part Time PT Driver Position 3 Days a week only MUST have CLEAN DL, able to lift 75 lbs., & able to drive. NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT. Must provide MVR with application Apply in person @ Twin Oaks Pet Cemetery 251 NE 300th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday ONLY 863-467-6377 or 772-285-2901 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 Lawn ServiceIs your lawn in need of some TLC? Give us at Angler’s Tree Service a call for tree trimming, pruning, and removal. We also do stump grinding and will rid you of those eye sores once and for all. Affordable, professional, family owned and operated. Call Dave: 863-634-9899 or Lou: 863-634-8274 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com MiscellaneousFor Sale Shelled Pecans Call for more information 573-722-3268 or 573-450-7182 LICENSE PLATES $100 each for FLORIDA LICENSE PLATES FROM OKEECHOBEE COUNTY THAT BEGIN WITH THE NUMBER 57 for years 1938, 1940, 41, 42, 43, 46, 47, 52, 54, 55, and 1957 Any condition accepted, so long as they are readable. Jeff Francis 727 424 1576 email gobucs13@aol.com Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Pets/SuppliesBlue Female Pit with white markings,4 months old, current on all shots. Mother is ABA Registered razor edge blood line. Asking $100.00 Call 863-532-2142 Wanted To BuyCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Call (863)484-2012 HolidayItemsThomas Kinkade Christmas Village & Train set. Cost $600 will sell for $250 or best offer. Call 863-447-5915 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com ApartmentsNW OKEE: 2 Bedroom Apartments available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $550mo., and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. Houses Rent1002 SE 8th Drive Newly Remodeled 2 bed, 1 bath $650.00 All appliances, tile oors, hurricane windows. Immediate occupancy Last, security, references. Chris 863-447-3282 anytime For Rent Remodeled 3br/1ba $675.00 mo., + $700.00 security Single Family Non Smoker Call 863-801-3700 Houses RentLarge 2bd/1ba On water in Treasure Island. $675.00 monthly, $500 security deposit. Call 863-467-1308 OKEE2/1 $560.00 mo. Beautiful Ranch setting located 12 miles N.E. of town. Lawn,pest, trash, backup generator and utilities included. Recently remodeled. Mon-Fri. 863-467-9800 No Pets. OKEECHOBEE 4BR, 2BA, tile throughout, $800 month 1st & sec. moves you in. Call (561)248-3888 TREASURE ISLAND 2/2 fenced yard, w/ Boat house, clean. $650/mo. 2/2 on water, all utilities included. $200/weekly. 4-5bd/3ba on water, lake access, fenced and shed. $1,000/mo. Call (561)262-1390 Office Space RentOFFICE SUITES AVAILABLE 500 SQ. FT. Move-in Incentive, Rent Negotiable. (863)467-0651 RoommateLooking for a roommate to share a 4 bedroom house, all appliances including washer and dryer. $400 per month. Call for more information 863-634-9560 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile Home Rent For Rent 1 Bedroom Trailer $100 A Week Call 863-610-4625 TREASURE ISLAND 2BR, on lake access canal with boat slip. C/A, room for motor home, quiet street. $495/mo. Call 863-226-3436 or 423-237-8948. Mobile HomeSaleFleetwood Doublewide Mobile home Anniversary Edition For Sale (Must be moved,located in Pahokee, Florida). Like brand new, lived in two years, includes all furniture, appliances and 2 porches 2000 sq. ft., wind zone protected. Large kitchen with electric in Island, built in desk and lots of cabinets, pantry and storage places, breakfast nook, living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, master includes walk in shower with seat and tub with shower, walk in closets, custom light xtures and ceiling fans, crown molding, lots of windows REDUCED FROM $44,000.00 TO $30,000.00 Call 352-223-9842. FOR SALE 13x37 Chariot Model Home, built March of 2010, 1 or 2 bedrooms, splattered walls and ceilings, addition added, covered carport, sunroom or bedroom. Located at Ancient Oaks gated community. Block 20, Lot 8, Lake Frieda behind house, 2 way street. Like New lived in just 5 months, Club house across St. $99,900.00 Call 423-552-5055 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Mobile HomeSale1981 Fan Trailer 35ft sleeps 4, 1bd and sofa bed, furnished cover screened porch and parking, storage shed, turn key located at Kissimmee River Fishing Resort. $6,500 Call 817-879-7102 2bd/1ba M.H. Taylor Creek w/boat dock,ramp access. Appliances included, furnishings,car-port, screened porch,work room attached. Over 50 park,lot rent includes water. $22,000 O.B.O. Call:863-484-0298or 863-467-8328 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž 15 Okeechobee News November 28, 2012


Mobile HomeSale32FT HOLIDAY RAMBLER 1BD/1BA, ROLLOVER ROOF, 8’X20’ FLORIDA ROOM, FURNISHED, SHED, CANAL(LAKE ACCESS) BOAT SLIP(NO FEE). SMALL 55+ SEASONAL PARK, NO PETS. $2,500.00 CALL 812-525-0538 CASABLANCA PARK 9441 Hwy 78 West, Adult Park,3BR, 1.5BA, Fully furnished, W/D, Big Florida room, Lots of updates. $15,000 OBO (219)384-3407 Furnished M/H For Sale -2/1 on 4 lots (100x108) Kissimmee River Estates Okeechobee, $5,000 down, $500 a month for 62 months. 863-610-0158 Palm Harbor Homes Waterfront, Beach, 34 Years Experience www.plantcity.palm harbor.com John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 TOTALLY REMODELED 2BR, 1BA, 10X40 scr. porch, laundry rm w/W/D, built on carport, 2 refrigerators, 2 TV’s, fully furn. $18,000. 817-709-0319. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 RV Space RentBIG O RV RESORT LOT 38 LARGE OUTSIDE LOT WITH PAVERS AND VIEW $250/MO. ANNUALLY PLUS ELECTRIC. $650/MO. WITH ELECTRIC. OBO CALL DAVE 715-216-6002 Gracious RV Park: Lots for rent from $270.00 to $395.00/mo. Rec. Hall, Boat Launch, Docks, WIFI, Pool (under Const.) and Laundry. (863)763-6200 Fifth Wheels37 ft Travel Supreme washer/dryer, great condition, $13,900.00 Call 863-763-7395 Motorcycles HONDA 1988 GL 1500 Motorbike For Sale $1250. Runs perfectly, but time for me to do other things. Oil has been changed regularly, paint is in excellent condition, very few mods done to it, I just gave it a K and N air lter and oil lter, and moved the license plate farther under the back seat. If interested contact: bobbycone102@gmail.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Automobiles1979 Ford Red Ranchero, GT 351 V8, $1,500 OBO. 1966 Buick Electra Conv., 425 V8, $12,000 OBO Kissimmee River Estates Call 863-610-0158 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice School Board Executive Session and Negotiations The Okeechobee County School Board will meet in closed executive session with their attorney, chief negotiator, and Superintendent on Monday, December 3, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. Room 307, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, regarding negotiations with Okeechobee County Education Association #1604 for instructional and classi ed bargaining units. The next bargaining session will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 303 of the School District Administration Building, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Collective bargaining sessions are open to the public. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 430901 ON 11/25,28/2012 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at Gilbert Snapper & Golf Cars, 315 South Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974, (863) 763-6434, on Friday, January 4th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The lien claimed by the above named lienor is subject to enforcement pursuant to F.S. §713.585, for labor and services performed and storage. Year, Make and VIN are as follows: 2003 EZ-GO VIN: 1568831 Terms of sale are cash and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said vehicle will be sold “As Is” with no guarantees. Notice is hereby given that the owner of the vehicle or any person claiming an interest in or lien thereon has a right to a hearing with the Clerk of Circuit Court of Okeechobee County and that the owner has the right to recover possession of the vehicle without instituting judicial proceedings by posting bond in accordance with the provision of section 559.917, Florida Statutes. Any proceeds from the sale of the vehicle remaining after payment of the amount claimed to be due and owing to the lienor will be deposited with the Clerk of Court for disposition upon court order. 431663 ON 11/28/2012 PUBLIC NOTICE The County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon will hold its “16 County Ecosystem Restoration Summit” on Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 10:00 a.m in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Please take notice and be advised that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Coalition with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Russell Echols as Chairman County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 430582 ON 11/28/2012 Motorcycles Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE A meeting of the local Emergency Food and Shelter Board will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. at the Big Lake Laboratory, 610 N Parrott Ave, Unit B. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for these funds should call the Chair before above date to apply. Deadline for applications is December 6, 2012. A National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) consists of representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of the Churches in Christ in the USA, The Salvation Army, and the United Way. A local board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs around the Country. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local Agencies chosen to receive funds must: be private voluntary non-pro ts or units of government; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and if a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact local board Chair by March 19th to determine eligibility. Local Board Chair, Mary Anne Swinford at (863) 763-5725. 431616 ON 11/28/2012 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2011-CA-278 UNITED MIDWEST SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, VS. CHARLES PIERRE a/k/a Charles J. Pierre, MARIE D. PIERRE and CALVARY BROTHERS EQUITY HOLDINGS, L.L.C., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to Chapter 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 30, 2012 and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-278 of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein United Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011CA000408 PNC BANK, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL Plaintiff, vs. ALTON RHOOMS; JURLINE RHOOMS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) N/K/A RYAN TOMMIE AND KELLY TOMMIE; EAGLE POINT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY given pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 27, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011 CA000408 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein PNC Bank, as Successor by Merger to National City Bank, Successor by Merger to Harbor Federal, is the Plaintiff and ALTON RHOOMS; JURLINE RHOOMS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); EAGLE POINT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, INC., are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, at 11:00 AM, on January 2, 2013, the following described property set forth in said Order or Final Judgement, to wit: Lot 28, Eagle Point, Unit 1, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 97 and 98, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, this 28th day of September, 2012. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Okeechobee County, Florida BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Co., L.P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone # 954740-5200 Facsimile# 954-740-5290 mailto:FlSales@weltman.com 427996 ON 11/28;12/5/2012 Public NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012DR341 Sharon Mayberry-Reyes Petitioner Carlos Reyes Pena Respondent PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH NO DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN) OR PROPERTY I, Sharon Lynn Mayberry-Reyes, the Wife, being sworn, certify that the following statements are true: 1. Wife has lived in Florida for at least 6 months before the ling of this Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. 2. The husband and wife are not member of the military service. 3. MARRIAGE HISTORY Date of marriage: 07-24-07 Place of marriage: Elkton, MD Date of separation: 12-26-09. 4. THERE ARE NO MINOR (under 18) OR DEPENDENT CHILD(REN) COMMON TO BOTH PARTIES AND THE WIFE IS NOT PREGNANT. 5. A complete Notice of Social Security Number is led with the petition. 6. THIS PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE SHOULD BE GRANTED BECAUSE: The marriage is irretrievably broken. 7. THERE ARE NO MARITAL ASSETS OR LIABILITIES. 8. PETITIONER FOREVER GIVES UP HIS/HER RIGHTS TO SPOUSAL SUPPORT (ALIMONY) FROM RESPONDENT. 9. The Wife wants to be known by her former name, which was Sharon Lynn Mayberry. PETITIONER’S REQUEST (This section summarizes what you are asking the Court to include in the nal judgment of dissolution of marriage).Petitioner requests that the Court enter an order dissolving the marriage and restoring Wife’s former name as speci ed in paragraph 9 of this petition. I understand that I am swearing or af rming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this petition and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes nes and/or imprisonment. DATED: 10/8/12 Sharon Mayberry Reyes 602 NW 6th Ave. Okeechobee, FL 34972 STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE Sworn to or af rmed and signed before me on 10/8/2012 by Sharon Mayberry Reyes. Debra Goodard DEPUTY CLERK 431302 ON 11/21,28;12/5,12/2012 16 Okeechobee News November 28, 2012 Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifiedsMidwest Savings Bank is Plaintiff and Charles Pierre a/k/a Charles J. Pierre, Marie D. Pierre, and Calvary Brothers Equity Holdings, L.L.C. are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the second oor, Jury Assembly Room, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 North West 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida beginning at 11:00 a.m. on December 19, 2012, the following described property, together with all improvements, appurtenances and xtures, as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: TRACT 12, SIMONE ESTATES A parcel of land lying in Section 22, Township 34 South, Range 34 east, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the southwest corner of said Section 22; thence N 88 degrees 08’58” E, along the south line of said Section 22, a distance of 110.06 feet to the intersection with the east line of the west 110.00 feet of said Section 22; thence N 00 degrees 00’21” W, along said east line, a distance of 3542.16 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue N 00 degrees 00’21” W, along said east line, a distance of 732.99 feet to the intersection with the south line of the north 1107.47 feet of said Section 22; thence N 88 degrees 04’55” E, along said south line, a distance of 871.44 feet; thence S 43 degrees 48’47” E, a distance of 1568.02 feet to Point L on the centerline of the 70.00 foot wide ingress, egress and utility easement as shown on the Map of Simone Estates, dated June 21, 2004; thence S 46 degrees 11’13” W, along said centerline, a distance of 643.06 feet to Point K on said centerline; thence N 61 degrees 22’30” W, a distance of 1700.20 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated at Okeechobee County, Florida on October 30, 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Okeechobee County, Florida By: Sandra L. Creech As Deputy ClerkIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.KENNETH L. SCHLITT, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 0883867 Attorney for Plaintiff Keating & Schlitt, P.A. 250 East Colonial Drive, Suite 300 Orlando, Florida 32801 Telephone: (407) 425-2907 Telecopier: (407) 425-6345 Email: kschlitt@keatlaw.com 429961 ON 11/21,28/2012 READING A NEWSPAPER HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORLD AROUND YOU.


Notice of the Availability of an Environmental AssessmentThe USDA, Rural Utilities Service has received an application for nancial assistance from the Okeechobee Utility Authority for the East Side Wastewater Expansion Project. As required by the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rural Utilities Service has prepared an Environmental Assessment that evaluated the potential environmental effects and consequences of the proposed project. This notice announces the availability of the Environmental Assessment for public review and comment. The East Side Wastewater Expansion Project consists of two main elements: Treasure Island vacuum sewer wastewater collection system and the East Side Force Main. The Treasure Island system when built will include vacuum wastewater collection piping, vacuum/pump stations to serve a minimum of an estimated 1,600 service connections. The East Side Force Main will provide a regional master pump station and approximately eight miles of sanitary force main piping. This project will connect the Treasure Island area to the regional wastewater treatment facility located on Cemetery Road. The project will use primarily existing road right-of-ways for construction. If prehistoric artifacts such as pottery or ceramics, stone tools, metal implements, or any other physical remains that could be associated with Native American cultures, early colonial or American settlements are encountered at any time within the project site area, the project should cease all activities involving subsurface disturbance in the immediate vicinity of the discoveries. The permittee, or other designee, should contact the Florida Dept. of State, Division of Historical Resources, Compliance and Review Section at (850)245-6333 or (800)847 -7278, as well as the funding agency of ce. Project activities should not resume without verbal and/or written authorization from the Division of Historical Resources. In the event unmarked human remains are encountered, all work must stop immediately and the proper authorities noti ed in accordance with Section 872.05, Florida Statute. Prior to construction, species speci c surveys will be performed to locate con icts with nesting/burrowing gopher tortoises. The survey will be coordinated with the Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC). Avoidance, relocation and permitting will meet all requirements of the FWC A complete project evaluation is included within the Environmental Assessment. Copies of the Environmental Assessment are available for review at the USDA Rural Development, 420 South State Road 7, Suite 166, Royal Palm Beach, Florida, 33414. For further information, please contact: Ms. Ada Rivera, at 561-792-2727. A copy is also available for review at the OUA main of ce located at 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person interested in commenting on these proposed projects should submit written comments to the address listed above on or before December 31, 2012. A general location map of the proposal is shown below. Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-169 IN RE: ESTATE OF CECILE H. FITT Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Cecile H. Fitt, deceased, whose date of death was July 17, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 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 11/21/12. Personal Representative Marie Entry Attorney for Personal Representative: ANTHONY YOUNG P.A. Florida Bar No. 109685 3128 Highway 441 South Okeechobee, FL 34974 Phone: 863-824-6776 Fax: 863-824-6778 E-Mail: titleandlegal@ymail.com 431225 ON 11/21,28/2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10-CA-000241 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, VS. SCOTT A. JOINER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SCOTT A. JOINER; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 12th day of December, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, ofPublic Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CP-170 In Re: Estate of SIGEL ALAN BICKEL, a/k/a SIGEL A. BICKEL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SIGEL ALAN BICKEL, a/k/a SIGEL A. BICKEL, deceased, whose date of death was October 10, 2012, and whose social security number is ***-**-9827, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida 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 the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with 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 17 Okeechobee News November 28, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-187 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. JOEL HUDDLESTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOEL HUDDLESTON; MARY HUDDLESTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY HUDDLESTON; ANITA DIPASQUALE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANITA DIPASQUALE; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MARY HUDDLESTON Whose residence(s) is/are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to le your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, on or before 12/17/2012, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: Lot 17, Block 29, BASSWOOD INCORPORATED UNIT NUMBER 2, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 28, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. If you fail to le your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff’s attorney, Law Of ces of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the rst publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at OKEECHOBEE County this 9th day of Nov., 2012. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Linda F. Young Deputy Clerk NOTICEIf you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptaciOn para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despus de haber recibido esta noti cacion si es que falta menos de 7 dias para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou ou ka patisipe nan prosedu sana, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen pays anyen pou ou jwen on seri de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou paret nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711. 430798 ON 11/21,28/2012 P u b l i s h D a t e : J a n u a r y 2 5 2 0 1 3 Publish Date: January 25, 2013 C a l l N o w t o r e s e r v e y o u r a d v e r t i s i n g s p a c e Call Now to reserve your advertising space! ( 8 6 3 ) 7 6 3 3 1 3 4 (863) 763-3134fer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK 4, OAKPARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered on 9/27/2012 in said Court, the style of which case is indicated above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and of cial seal of said Court this 28th day of September, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Sandra L. Creech Deputy Clerk 428000 ON 11/21,28/2012 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 the rst publication of this notice is November 21, 2012. Personal Representative: TROY A. BICKEL 4933 S.E. 42nd Street Okeechobee, FL 34974Attorneys for Personal Representative:CONELY & CONELY, P.A. P. O. Drawer 1367 Okeechobee, Florida 34973 Phone: (863) 763-3825 Fax: (863) 763-6856 E-mail: tconely@conelyand conely.com By Tom W. Conely, III Florida Bar No. 096482 430949 ON 11/21,28/2012 C o n t a i n s i m p o r t a n t Contains important c o u n t y i n f o r m a t i o n a n d county information and l o c a l c o m m u n i t y a c t i v i t i e s local community activities t h r o u g h o u t t h e y e a r throughout the year


By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Ivette Vega and Hannah Raulerson each scored two goals as the Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans offense broke loose for seven goals in an impressive shutout win over Boynton Beach on Monday afternoon at Brahman Stadium. It appeared that the hard work and perseverance put in by the Lady Brahmans at practice has begun to pay off as the girls repeatedly dominated play, showed impressive passing skills, and did a much better job of getting the ball in the net. Okeechobee had struggled on offense all year with the exception being a two-goal performance in a victory at Avon Park two weeks ago. Vega scored in the rst 15 minutes of the match after she attacked a loose ball in front of the Boynton net. Selina Sanchez set up Vega for her second goal a few minutes later and the rout was on. By the time the nal bell had run, Brianna Nunez, Carissa Licata, and Brooke Snyder had added goals for Okeechobee, (2-4, 1-2). Boynton fell to (0-9). Coach Sonya Smith continues to emphasize communication on the court and work on spacing on the offensive end. Okeechobee did a much better job keeping the ball out of their end of the eld and were aggressive throughout the match. Ryan Noel played an impressive game at fullback as she cleared a couple of scoring opportunities for Boynton near the Lady Brahman net. Kailey Hoover and Raulerson both were robbed of goals by excellent saves by Boynton Beach. The Lady Brahmans will host Dreyfoos Schools of the Arts on Friday at 5 p.m. The Brahman boys lost their second straight home match 4-0 to Boynton Beach as they struggle to nd their rhythm for the 2012-2013 campaign. The boys will travel to Benjamin on Wednesday. The boys host Dreyfoos on Friday at 7 p.m. OHS Lady Brahman soccer team shuts out Boynton Beach BUSINESS&SERVICEDIRECTORY AIR CONDITIONING ATTORNEYS WANTED TO BUY FURNITURE TYPE OF BUSINESS HEALTHCARE LOCAL DONATIONS HEALTH FOODS EMORY WALKER EMORY WALKER CO. INC. CO. INC.Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility J o d y C a r t e r Assistant, C.E.O. Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton www.floridacare.net Vitamins, Minerals Herbal Detox Nature’s Pantry 417 WS Park St. • (863) 467-1243 N o w a c c e p t i n g d o n a t i o n s o f h o u s e h o l d g o o d s Okeechobee Campus 7595 NE 128th Ave.Okeechobee,FL(863) 763-4224www.faithfarm.org Place in business card here!! 18 Okeechobee News November 28, 2012 V FW Auxiliary to host breakfastThe Ladies Auxiliary of The VFW Post 10539 will serve a biscuits and gravy breakfast on Dec. 1 at the post, 3912 HWY 441 SE in Okeechobee. They will also have their holiday bazaar the same day, starting at 8 a.m. Proceeds will go to cancer research.35th Anniversary of V ictory Baptist ChurchVictory Baptist Church, 500 SW 9th St (4 bl. west of Sun Trust Bank). Please join us for a very special service to honor our faithful pastor and church on Dec. 2 Special music, message, "pot luck" dinner. Everyone is w elcomed as we recall years of memories. Sun morn: 10 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Sun. night: 7 p.m. For more info: 863-763-0669.Legion to host bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo on Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. A smoking section will be provided in the bingo hall. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans' programs. The event is open to the public.OHS Girls Soccer Team 5k Run/WalkOHS Girls Soccer Team will be sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Taylor Creek STA, North 441. Beginning at 8 a.m. with an entry fee of $25. for more information or early registration please contact Jeri Raulerson at 863-697-8982.Healthy Start to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 11:30 a.m. at their of ce, 1132 S. Parrott Ave., in the White House Plaza. This meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information please contact Executive Director Kay Begin at the coalition of ce 863-462-5877.Real Life Children’s Ranch hosts yard saleReal Life Children's Ranch Yard Sale will be open from Wednesday Friday, starting on Dec. 5 from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. The address is 7777 US Highway 441 S.E. Community Events Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyHannah Raulerson worked hard on the offensive end of the eld Monday. The sophomore scored twice to lead OHS to victory. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyCarissa Licata, #2, had a big impact on her return to the lineup as the OHS soccer team really improved on offense.


By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Brian Chapman and Jessica Olney were named most valuable players for the OHS bowling team and Ashley Byrd and Samuel Rogers took home the Brahman Award at the annual bowling awards banquet held Monday at Mama Flego’s Restaurant. Bowling coach Martha Bloom said the bowling team was a success this year because of family support. She thanked the parents for all of their support this year. The Lady Brahmans nished the regular season at (5-1) and nished sixth at the district tournament. They were just 70 pins out of the top four in the district. The Brahman boys nished at (4-4) in the regular season, an improvement over 2011. Girls coach Carole Olney said her goal at the start of the year was to make the girls a team. She said last year they had six individual bowlers who were not sure what they were doing. They blended well together this year and became a team. “It was an interesting experience for me. The girls realized they don’t have to be best friends, but had to perform and I felt they did that,” Olney said. The girls do not lose any seniors and expect to eld an even stronger team next year. “We missed a lot of spares this year. I see some improvement in the future for them. I feel this team was among the top four in the district,” she added. Her daughter Jessica said it was an honor to bring home the MVP award for the second year in a row. Jessica had an average of 171 this year, tops on the team. “I work very hard at what I do and dedicate as much spare time as I can. My goal is to win the MVP for four years in a row and I think that would be a nice thing to add to my resume when colleges consider me,” she noted. Olney said bowling has always been a big thing in her family. Her mother is an accomplished and an awardwinning bowler. Jessica also won a scholarship tournament at Stuart Lanes on Nov. 17, which included 24 teams. She knocked down 620 pins in the tournament and earned $100 in scholarship money and $50 in gift certi cates. Boys coach George Marshall said he felt the boys team improved ‘big time’ in his rst year as coach. He said they don’t lose any seniors and should expect to improve next year as well. “We’ll be solid next year and for the next few years. Other teams will lose seniors and we’ll return all our guys. We’ll work hard all season by attending several tournaments.” MVP Brian Chapman said he felt to win this award as a freshman was an accomplishment. He hired a coach to help his game, Karl Bonk, and has only been bowling for just over a year. He had a remarkable average of 202 in competition and 218 in practices this past season. “I hope to repeat this next year. I feel my coach has done a real good job helping me to improve my game,” he added. Lady Brahman Bowlers honored this year included Brittany Baker who was a two-year letter winner and the winner of Most School Spirit, Meghen Davis who won Most Improved Bowler, (she raised her average by 10 pins), Kirsten Doney, a third year letter winner, and Tiffany Marshall who won for most splits this year. Brahman bowlers honored included Austin Walker who had a high game of the year, 247, a two-year lettermen; George Marshall, a two-year letter winner who had the most splits this year; Samuel Rogers, who won the Most Improved Bowler Award as he raised his average by 35 pins; Allen Perr y who won the Most Spirit Award; and, Stephen Alvarez.By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  Okeechobee High School Head Football Coach Chris Branham will serve as the Head Coach of the Central Squad on Dec. 8 when the South Central Florida All-Star Football Classic is held at Firemen’s Field in Sebring. Five Okeechobee players were named to the game, Al Fludd, Elijowan Williams, LaVante Spivey, DJ Washington, and Fabian Howard. Kickoff time is set for 6:30 pm. Coach Branham said he felt a number of Okeechobee players deserved a shot to play in the All-Star Classic this year that features teams from Polk, Highlands, Okeechobee, Glades, Collier, and Lee Counties. College recruiters often attend this game, especially those from Florida schools. Spivey and W ashington were earlier named to play in the Outback All Star game to be played in J anuary in Palm Beach County.  Ami Edwards had 20 points and 12 rebounds in a losing cause as Okeechobee fell at Martin County Monday night in high school girls basketball action. Carley McCoin added 16 points, seven rebounds, and three assists for Okeechobee. Cheyenne Nunez added 10 points. Mariah Newkirk of Indiantown led the Lady Tigers with 20 points. OHS only trailed 14-11 after the rst quarter and also made a comeback from an 11-point halftime de cit. OHS trailed only by six as they entered the fourth quarter. Okeechobee continues to try and get contributions from more players. Through four games, McCoin and Edwards have combined for 108 points and no other player has more than 18 total. The Lady Brahmans will host Port St. Lucie on Thursday at 6 p.m.  The Brahman boys basketball team were impressive on the road Monday as they raced past the Lake Placid Green Dragons 77-49. Eddie Neal had 17 points and 14 rebounds. Phil Jones had 17 points and six assists. Sylvester Butler had 15 points and four steals for OHS, (2-0). Nick Tuason had 17 points for winless Lake Placid, (0-2). 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 19 Okeechobee News November 28, 2012 The Okeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee winners for the Nov. 23 were: rst place George Guydosh; second place, tie, Dan Birdashaw and Chuck Groves; third place tie, Wall y Hall and Jim North. OGCC Gold Tee OHS bowling team members are honored Okeechobee Sports News in Brief Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAshley Byrd is the Brahman Award winner for the Lady Brahman bowling team in 2012. Also in photo is head bowling coach Martha Bloom. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySamuel Rogers won the Brahman Award for the boys bowling team. He received the award from boys coach George Marshall.


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