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Friday, January 18, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 8 14.94 feetLast Year: 13.43 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given i n feet above sea level newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads S ee page 4 for information about h ow to contact this newspaper. R o t a r y p l a n s Rotary plans L O S T r i d e L.O.S.T. ride ... Page 4 Main Street to host Puppy Pageant ... Page 2 IRSC plans business summit ... Page 10 S targazing on p ublic lands ... Page 3 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News MOORE HAVEN Although he admits there may be little he can actually do, Glades County Commissioner Paul Beck is going to ask that one or more members of the current South Florida Water Management District governing board be removed. Commissioner Beck said Thursday, Jan. 17, that he is doing some research and plans to make that suggestion at the commissioners next meeting. That meeting is slated for Monday, Jan. 28. Theres some shenanigans going on there, he said in a phone interview. Theres probabl y not a whole lot we can do but throw a little Of cial wants SFWMD board ousted Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyA group of 17 students who earned perfect marks on either the Math, Reading or Science Test in 2012 were honored by the Okeechobee School Board, including (left to right) Rebecca Snyder, Cavin Platt, April Hogenkamp, Rachel Williams, Emily Crews, Madysun Causier, and Tristen Anderson Random drug testing consideredBy Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee Schools will consider a ban on tobacco use on campus and a new random drug testing policy for students. SWAT students at OHS spoke on tobacco usage at school by staff members. The Center for Disease Control urges policies that prohibit all tobacco usage on school School board may ban tobacco on campuses By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News At their meeting on Tuesday evening, Jan 15 the Okeechobee City Council elected a mayor and appointed councilmen to represent the city on committees and boards. Ill do the best job I can, Mayor James Kirk said as he was re-elected to that position by his fellow councilmen. He has served as mayor for the past 22 years. The mayor will serve on the Juvenile Justice Council, the Okeechobee County Health y Start Coalition and the Executive Round Table. Councilman Clayton Williams was appointed to represent the city on the Central Florid a Regional Planning Council and the Economic Council. Councilman Mike OConnor was named as alternate on the Central Florida Planning Council. Councilmen OConnor and Devin Maxwell will serve on the Tourist Development Council. Councilman OConnor will also represent the city on the Okeechobee Main Street Jim Kirk re-elected as mayorSee SCHOOL Page 5 See CITY Page 15 City Mayor James Kirk See SFWMD Page 14
Today: Partly cloudy. High of 66F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 57F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.Extended ForecastSaturday: Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night: Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 59F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance o f rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 79F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Sunday Night: Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Monday: Overcast. Fog early. High o f 73F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Low o f 50F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday Night: Clear. Low of 54F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Is your dog the fairest of them all? Okeechobee Main Street is currently taking applications for their inaugural Puppy Pageant to be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. in Flagler Park. This exciting event is open to dogs and puppies of all ages and includes competitions for Most Obedient, Best Dressed, Most A dorable, Friendliest, Best Trick and Pet/Parent Look-a-Likes. The Puppy Pageant is open to the public and applications are available at Okeechobee Main Street, Photography by Bobbi and Katies Pets. If you are interested in entering your pet or putting up a pet-related booth at the festival, please contact Cindy at 863-357-6246. Puppy Pageant during art festival 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Phone Discounts Available To CenturyLink Customers The Florida Public Utility Commission designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier within its service area for universal service purposes. CenturyLinks basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $19.50 per month and business services are $28.00-$32.50 per month. Speci c rates will be provided upon request. CenturyLink participates in a government bene t program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as de ned by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal bene ts if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone per household, which can be either a wireline or wireless telephone. A household is de ned for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by ne or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home high-speed Internet service up to 1.5Mbps for $9.95* per month for the rst 12 months of service. Further details are available at centurylink.com/internetbasics. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 1-800-201-4099 or visit centurylink.com/lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program. *CenturyLink Internet Basics Program Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the rst full month of service billed in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and one-time charges and fees described a bove. Qualifying customers may keep this program for a maximum of 60 months after service activati on provi ded customer s till quali es during that time. Listed High-Speed Internet rate of $9.95/mo. applies for rst 12 months of service (after which the rate reverts to $14.95/mo. for the next 48 months of service), and requires a 12-month term agreement. Customer must either lease a modem/router from CenturyLink for an additional monthly charge or independently purchase a modem/router, and a one-time High-Speed Internet activation fee applies. A one-time professional installation charge (if selected by customer) and a one-time shipping and handling fee applies to customers modem/router. General Services not available everywhere. 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Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, rates. 2 Okeechobee News January 18, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsOutstanding school board memberKelly Owens was nominated by the Okeechobee Educational Foundation as an outstanding school board member to receive the Consortium of Florida Educational Foundations 2012 STAR recognition. Kelly received a certi cate for her nomination and a bouquet of owers by Foundation President Linda Syfrett, and Vice President Mary Hurley. Pictured left to right: Kelly Owens, Mary Hurley and Linda Syfrett Special to the Okeechobee NewsRotary Student of the MonthShiloh Anuez was recognized by the members of the Okeechobee Rotary Club on Jan. 8, 2013, as the Okeechobee High School Student of the Month for December. Miss Anuez, a senior at OHS, is seen here with her parents and Toni Wiersma, Okeechobee High School Principal and new Rotarian. CASTLE calls for volunteers for safe parenting programIf you have a few hours to spare and share your great parenting techniques, call CASTLE today. Teaching Safe Parenting, CASTLEs mission is to stop child abuse before it even happens by empowering parents with the education necessary to create successful, loving, and nurturing families. We are currently seeking volunteers for our Safe Families Program. Were making a difference, one family at a time. Call 772-465-6011 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Movie Tickets: Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Jan 18TH Thurs., Jan. 24THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: THE LAST STANDFri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: LINCOLNFri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 only, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00 & 7:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: MAMAFri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 R PG-13 PG-13 3 Okeechobee News January 18, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsWM sponsors All Florida Jr. Rodeo Assoc.Waste Management/Okeechobee Land ll, Inc. donates $500 to the All Florida Jr. Rodeo Association. For more information on the All Florida Junior Rodeo Association please contact Kay Hickson at 561-996-2298. Pictured: Tony Bishop, Sr. District Manager, McKenna Hickson 2012-2013 All Florida Jr. Rodeo Queen and Bill Hickson. Miles away from the bright lights of urban S outh Florida, the expansive DuPuis Mana gement Area in western Martin and Palm B each counties is an ideal spot for exploring t he night sky. As part of its ongoing efforts to provide r ecreational opportunities on public lands, t he South Florida Water Management Dist rict (SFWMD) is partnering with Florida Atl antic Universitys Center for Environmental S tudies (CES) to host another season of gal actic tours of the winter constellations. The T reasure Coast Astronomical Society will be your guide to the sky, with a talk on the facts and folklore about the constellation Orion, one of the skys most famous con gurations of stars. Star gazing is planned for Saturday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the DuPuis Management Area 23500 S.W. Kanner Highway in Canal Point. The Visitor Center entrance is located at Gate 5 on State Road 76 in Martin County, two miles east of Port Mayaca or seven miles west of the intersection with State Road 710. Telescopes will be set up for observations at the free events. Visitors may bring their own telescopes. The events are part of the Nature Lecture Series sponsored by the District and the CES at DuPuis. The DuPuis Management Area is a 22,000acre natural area open to public recreation throughout the year. The area was part of the historic Everglades and features an ecologically diverse and signi cant vegetative community. Throughout South Florida, the District provides recreational access to its public lands while continuing to manage them to support environmental restoration, water supply, water quality and ood control missions. At present, the District owns approximately 621,000 acres of land that are open to the public. Many of these properties are in their natural state or have enhancements such as picnic tables, informational kiosks, primitive campsites and hiking trails. For more information on recreational opportunities throughout the Districts 16county region, visit www.sfwmd.gov/recreation. South Florida public lands open for stargazing Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaFive-Year Longevity Service AwardAt the Tuesday, Jan 15, meeting of the Okeechobee City Council, Mayor James Kirk, right, honored re ghter John Wooten, left, for ve years' service to the city. Mr. Wooten has been a resident of the city for many years and is a 2003 graduate of OHS. He began his employment at the City of Okeechobeee Fire Department on Oct. 1, 2007. He serves in the position of a State of Florida Certi ed Fire ghter and Emergency Medical Technician. Special to the Okeechobee News Recently the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce has recognized another community within Okeechobee as a certi ed Neighborhood Watch group. This community consists of SW 21st Ave, SW 1st way, SW 20th Terrace, and SW 21st Terrace. The requirements for this community to achieve this milestone were to attend three monthly meetings where the topics range from What is neighborhood watch? to Identity theft and residential security (Ho w to protect your home from burglary.) Once the community met these minimum requirements a sign was erected announcing the achievement. It has been decided that the meetings with the Sheriffs Of ce and the community will continue on a quarterl y basis with varying information topics. Anyone interested in this program for their community should contact the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce crime prevention unit at (863)357-1600 also you can refer to the Sheriffs Of ce website at www.okeesheriff. org under the crime prevention tab for additional information. Neighborhood Watch recognized Adoptive, foster homes neededThere are so many children in the community today in need of loving foster and adoptive homes. These children are infants, toddlers, teens and sibling groups. Will you make a commitment and open your heart and home for a child? Hibiscus Childrens Center Foster Parent Program and Adoption Services will guide you through the steps to make this a reality for you. The rst step is to attend our free 30 hour MAPP Class, Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting, to be held in Okeechobee,. Classes begin on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is required. Please contact Janet Steward to register and/or for additional information, 772-3405044 ext. 415 or email jsteward@hcc4kids. org
January 18, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Why Okeechobee? This county and city has done more to chase businesses away than they have to get them. When your kids get out of school w hat kind of a job is waiting for them in this county and how many can nd work here? The work force in Okeechobee county is not a highly educated work force because those kinds of jobs are not found in this county in large numbers; the work force here is more of a manual cheap labor kind. The problems in our county schools are the same problems that schools all over the state are having, The county had to borrow money for this years budget, if we had more businesses here the tax base would go up, but with a tax millage rate the same or higher than the coast why move a businesses here? Everybodys gotta be somewhere.Civil rights complaints In response to the story about the civil rights group questioning the number of suspensions from local schools, I am glad they are looking into this. I still have all of my sons agenda books from all the years. Its ridiculous what these kids get ISS or suspended for. For example: one year, my son lost his agenda at school. He was looking for the book, which made him late for his class. That was a step for being tardy. The next three classes he didnt have his book, so that was three more steps. He was suspended the next day for the four steps. All over the agenda book. Still dont know why he wasnt told to get an agenda pass before this happened. I think he was in fourth grade w hen that one happened. Its unreal the amount of times get suspended or sent home for the smallest things! If the kids talk in class the get sent out of the class. Im thinking some retraining may be in order for these teachers to redirect. I got paddled in the hallway when I w as a kid I managed to get through it and become a responsible adult. The data the civil rights group was using was the year we had more than 20 kids arrested in the drug sting with the undercover cops posing as students like on the old TV show Jump Street. So I dont think its as bad as they found from those stats. As for the racial mix of those arrested, they arrested those who sold drugs and it included kids of all races. But, since the Black students only make up 8 percent of the total school population, even having one or two arrested will skew the percentages. So its the teachers/administrators fault that your children cant follow rules or are unorganized? Those are things that should be taught at home. I know what would have been waiting for me at home if I messed up in school. But nowadays parents treat school as a free baby-sitter and blame everyone but themselves or Johnny when Johnny messes up.Teachers todayAfter being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said: Let me see if Ive got this right: You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning. You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride. You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job. You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the nal exams. You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other language, by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card. You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that quali es me for food stamps. You want me to do all this, and then you tell me ... I CANT PRAY? Speak out/Public ForumSpeak 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! Rotary plans 10th Annual L.O.S.T. Bike Ride (Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail)Greetings from the beautiful and historic City of Okeechobee! Wed like to invite you and your cycling/ walk club to our 10th annual L.O.S.T. Ride on April 20, at 8 a.m. The L.O.S.T. (Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail) is a great trek for people of all ages, skills and abilities. With rides of 12, 20, 40 and 54 miles as well as a 5K walk there is something for everyone. The L.O.S.T. trail itself is world-renowned for its stunning vistas and numerous forms of wildlife. It has become a world-wide destination for bird-watching and world class shing. This great fund raising event promises to be fun for all. All entrants are provided a goody-bag with a commemorative t-shirt and much more. Also, there is a BBQ meal provided afterwards for all entrants as well as a 50/50 and a raf e with a of ton of great prizes. All proceeds bene t the charities of the Rotary Club of Okeechobee. Please consider joining us for an event you wont soon forget! For more information email OkeechobeeRotary@live.com or call Center State Bank at 863-763-5573. Okeechobee Rotary ClubStop sales of exotic petsFloridas war on snakes can be directly attributed to lawmakers who capitulate to the exotic animal industry by refusing to ban wild animals being kept as pets. When you make it as simple as pulling out a credit card to buy snakes, alligators, iguanas and other exotic species, the cruel cycle begins. Animals quickly go from must have to must get rid of. Some end up in alreadyoverburdened shelters; others are simply dumped, destined to become targets in state-sponsored killing sprees appallingly called contests. As a licensed wildlife rehabber with 15 years experience in treating societys castoffs, I can attest that people will not change, so the laws must. Legislators must slam the door shut on the exotic pet industry once and for all. Sincerely, Early Mitchum Keeper of the Wild, Inc.Upcoming inaugurationThe president of the United States o f America is a at out joke. I refuse to capitalize the word president because in my opinion he doesnt deserve the recognition the title should bring. He does not honor this country nor does he care about the people. He has made a mockery of God, who he will have to answer to in the end, and he has exploited every conceivable means of tricker y to get voted in of ce. He used religion, gay rights, unmarried mothers, foreign nationalities, race and an y other possible connection he could conjure up. Sadly the people who voted for him believed his lies. In the end they will nd he is nothing more than a wolf in sheeps clothing. Im sorry if this offends anyone, but there is no kind way to describe a snake-in-thegrass. I nd him morally offensive because he lies to everyone about everything. Our country is falling into a position where we will be united with everything that is immoral, politically correct, with no conscience of what is wrong or right. This country was founded on Biblical principles that were guide lines for living in peace with one another and honoring our Creator. I refuse to watch this man be inaugurated back in of ce. For the week he will be celebrating I will unplug my television and radio and will not read any news. Shame on America for letting this man take control of your lives. Look back in history. Hitler convinced the very people he slaughtered to make him their ruler. History does not repeat itself ... people repeat history. I love my country and I pray God will be merciful to this country. But I love my God above all and I praise HIM that He sent his son, Jesus, Jesus Christ, to die for the forgiveness of our sins. Because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ I can live with the assurance of knowing that when I leave this earth I will spend eternity with my Lord and Savior. And He loves all of you, too. You are not too old or too sinful to come to Him toda y and ask His forgiveness. Jesus died for everyone. What He hates is sin, not the sinner, so no matter what you have done or are doing, He will forgive you because HE loves you! Cheryl Gawda Letters to the Editor
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 PENTECOSTAL PENTECOSTAL NON-DENOMINATIONAL PENTECOSTALYou are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOURCome worship with usSunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at www.okeecoos.com200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 Wednesday Night Service 7 pm Tuesday: 7 till 8pm (You are invited) Prayer Service Special prayers for special needs drop off to us or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org 301 NE 4th Ave. (863) 763-41272 Blocks Behind the McDonalds on SE 70EChildren and Youth classes are Available Sunday Morning and Wednesdays Where the SON is always shining! OPEN 6-4 M-F ServingCall your order in, free delivery or pickup at window. 763-4127 or Dine in with free Wi-Fi. Go to Okeechobeecog.com and click SonRise Cafe for menuWOW! There is nothing like it in town! at Okeechobee Church of God301 NE 4th Ave., Okeechobee 2 blocks behind the McDonalds on SE 70E Sunday Services8:30 & 10:45 Sunday, January 20th at 3pmFREE EVENT Public is Invited Pre-Planning For: Advanced Directives Living Wills Power of Attorney, etc.LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH701 S. Parrott Ave. (behind Okeechobee Christian Academy) (863) 763-7800 Appearing in ConcertCountry Gospel MusicJan. 20th 11AM servicesLiving Word of Faith Fellowship 1902 S. Parrott Ave. OkeechobeeRon & Sharon Frazier 5 Okeechobee News January 18, 2013 campuses. A state study showed over 16.4 percent of Okeechobee Middle School students used tobacco in the last 30 days. Over 27 percent of Okeechobee high school students surveyed said they had used tobacco in the last month. Students surveyed said 68 percent of them saw adult staff members smoke on campus. Many students also witnessed smokeless tobacco usage among students, v isitors and staff. Superintendent Ken Kenworthy said some school systems in Florida have banned tobacco usage on all campuses. He said he does not know how dif cult it would be to enforce such a policy. Chairman David Williams said putting up signs no smoking' might curb the use of tobacco on campus. Board member Malissa Morgan said she fully supported a tobacco ban. Board member Joe Arnold suggested they create a policy for new employees hired by the district. It would have to be approved during impact bargaining sessions with the Okeechobee County Education Association. Mr. Kenworthy said some districts allow employees to leave campus in order to smoke or use tobacco products during their lunch hour or scheduled breaks. School Board member India Riedel said she had a problem with employees using their planning time to smoke when they should be working on improvement or their educational materials. Ms. Morgan said it is not appropriate for students to ever see an employee or adult smoking at school. The board took no action on the request for an anti tobacco policy in Okeechobee County Schools. They did urge Mr. Kenworthy to research this issue for all the possible impacts and report back to the board. The board scheduled a workshop for February 5 at 5:30 pm to discuss random drug testing for students. The workshop will include discussion on why the district has suggested this, a climate survey of teachers and staff, an informal public survey with 200 responses, the Florida Substance Abuse y outh survey, strategies the district and community has to combat drugs, and sample policies adopted in other districts. He'll also divulge the actual cost of the drug tests. The board also approved an agreement w ith Cambridge Education to provide a Train the Trainers program. It will train six administrators who will then conduct observation training for administrators who conduct evaluations of teachers. The cost is $23,000. Several bookkeepers were honored as they earned perfect internal fund audits for 2011-2012. The list includes Jacki Skinner of Central, Debra Fraser of North, Debbie Hill of Osceola and Rell Clark of the Okeechobee Freshman Campus. These schools, with the addition of Okeechobee Achievement Academy, had perfect audits this year. The district also cut six positions to save $124,000 which includes one classroom teacher at Central, a secretary and school bookkeeper. Employees were either transferred to another school or the position was already vacant. The district and union declared an impasse on the classi ed unit contract and a special arbitrator will be selected soon to decide the merits of the nancial issues. Negotiations also resumed this week on the teachers contract which remains unsigned. The district recently proposed a salary freeze for all employees. The union countered with one step, or a 2.55 percent increase in salary. Superintendent Kenworthy said the district is not in a nancial position to give raises this year. "Automatic salary hikes are a thing of the past, especially in this nancial climate," he explained. Students honored for high achievement on the 2012 FCAT included Caitlyn Albers, Madison Mayer, Tristen Anderson, Jacob McGehee, Madysun Causier, John McGehee, Nicole Chesley, Minh Thu Nguyen, Emily Crews, Cavin Platt, Ryan Daniel, Manuel Ramirez, April Hogenkamp, Rebecca Snyder, Margarita Martinez, Lacey Thomas and Rachel Williams. These students earned a 5.0 on either the FCAT math, reading or science tests. In other actions, the board honored Georgia Cope and Janice Crowley upon their retirements. Ms. Cope served 14 years in the system and was custodian at OHS while Ms. Crowley served for 16 years and was custodian at Yearling Middle School. The board voted to expel a ninth grader at Okeechobee Achievement Academy for battery and a 10th grader at OAA for making threats and intimidation. The board also accepted the retirement notice of Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Mary Hurley who will retire effective July 1, 2013. OHS Assistant Principal Dylan Tedders said at the end of the 2011-2012 school year, 23 percent of the returning student body had a grade point average of under a 2.0 and were in danger of not graduating with a diploma. They have emphasized new credit retrieval efforts and new programs to help more students graduate. He said that several students have greatly increased their grade point average in this program. At the end of the last semester in December, 19 percent of the student body had grade point averages below 2.0. SCHOOLContinued From Page 1 Left) Janice Crowley, custodian at Yearling Middle School, retired after 16 years with the school system. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy presented her her retirement plaque.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Donald R. Pittenger, 80OKEECHOBEE Donald R. Pittenger died at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Don was born in New Jersey and relocated to Ft. Pierce in 1956. He and Lorraine Oliver Pittenger, his wife of 50 years, remained there until their retirement to northern Georgia in 2003. After Lorraines death, Don became a parttime resident of Okeechobee three years ago spending time with family. He served his country during the Korean War. Don was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, the Atlant a Cursillo movement and the Quiet Birdmen. He enjoyed ying in his spare time. Survivors include his son, Richard (Genie) John Pittenger of Ft. Pierce; daughter, Holl y (Don) Walker of Okeechobee: brothers, Richard Pittenger of Mass. and Robert Oliver o f Cleveland, Ga.; three grandchildren; and ve greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Church of Our Saviour, 200 NW 3rd St., Okeechobee, Fla. A reception will follow in the church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of owers, donations may be made in Dons memory to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Friends may send online condolences to www.buxtonseawinds.com Arrangements are under the care of Matthe w and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla.Frances Charlene Busbin, 82OKEECHOBEE Frances Charlene Busbin entered into rest and peace on Jan. 12, 2013. She was born Nov. 25, 1930 in Cleveland, Tenn. and retired from Palm Beach County School Board Food Services in 1992. Mrs. Busbin resided in Florida most of her life. She was the wife of the late Albert R. Busbin. She is survived by her son, William; and grandson, Michael. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 27, 2013 at Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4309 US Hwy 441 S.E., Okeechobee, FL 34974. www.wilderfuneral.com In lieu of owers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Treasure Island Baptist Church. Jay Allison Bracey, 86OKEECHOBEE Jay Allison Bracey, Master Mariner, Blue Water Cruiser, a sailor who navigated by the stars made his nal voyage home on Jan. 15, 2013 after a valiant battle with cancer. Jay was born with salt water in his veins Aug. 10, 1926, and had made two ocean voyage by the age of three months with his father, Frank E Bracey, and mother, Idis H Bracey on their way to Eagle Island Lighthouse off the shores of the Penobscot Bay in Maine where his father would be the last keeper of that lighthouse until 1945. Jay was raised on the island the youngest of eight. His lineage traces back in history to his 9th generation grandfather, Miles Standish, the military leader of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony. Jay was a proud American and Navy Veteran of World War II, and was chosen to serve as one of the youngest men in the secret eld of Radar aboard the U.S. Navy Flagship, the USS Catoctin which accepted the surrender of the Japanese forces in 1945. After service to his country, he married Frances Louise Sargent (who predeceased Jay by many y ears) and settled down in Southport, Maine while working for the Navy in the new eld of berglass. He later moved to southern Florida which became his home for the last 50 years of his life. J ay captained private power and sailing vessels throughout the Caribbean and the Yucatan, and his favorite island was Hispaniola. His heart was happiest sailing, exploring, diving, treasure hunting, learning and absorbing Island cultures and folklore. Jays renowned clients and friends referred to J ay as the last gentleman of yachting. He built sail and power vessels for Feadship in Holland and Capetown, South Africa. His friends of the world and all who met Jay knew his caliber of honor was of a rare quality. His presence in this world made a difference, and to this world he will be sorely missed. Jays beloved sisters and brothers who have gone before him are Steven Bracey, Robert Bracey, Frank Bracey, Glenn Bracey, Hilda Bracey Howard, and Adria Bracey Francis. Jay is survived by his daughter, Cathy L Alfano and her husband Frank of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchildren, Tracey L Boldyga of Chesapeake, Va., Roger (Skip) E Skarin and wife Jessica of Hampton, Va., Jason (Jay) F. Alfano of Virginia Beach, Va.; great grandsons, Matthew T Gregg of V irginia Beach, Ty C and Seth N Skarin of Buffalo, Mo.; great granddaughter, Nina L Alfano of Virginia Beach; his sister, Shirley Dyer of Newcastle, Maine; along with many nieces and nephews; grand and great grand-nieces and nephews all over the world with many that always kept close contact, and the love of his life for the past 35 years, Susan Puleo of Georgia. The family sends a special thank you to the Big Lake Cancer Center, The Hamrick House Hospice and Jays faithful friend over 35 years, Kenneth ( K R) Splete of Okeechobee, Florida for their loving care and support. There will be memorial service to celebrate Jays life to be announced at a later time. Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, Friend, may you eternally steer your heavenly sailboat in fair winds and following seas. Barlovento! All arrangements are entrusted to the loving care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Joseph Joe Samson Swinford, 56OKEECHOBEE Joseph Joe Samson Swinford passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 in Raulerson Hospital. He was born March 28, 1956 in Olive Branch, Miss. He proudly served our country in the United States Army. He was a member of the NRA and a supporter of the Nakoda Indian Tribe. He is survived by his wife, Melba Jean Swinford; daughter, Roxanne; son, Michael; four grandchildren; and a cousin, Doris. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Nakoda Indian Tribe. All arrangements are under the loving care and direction of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl 34972. On-line condolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News January 18, 2013Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by emailing email@example.com Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available at www.newszap.com Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com Cypress Hut Eagles weekend plansCypress Hut Eagles will be serving choice rib eye steak dinner for $14, shrimp $10, or sh $8, starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Music by Wes and Deb Saturday Jan. 19, serving baby back ribs for dinner with two sides for $10 from 4-7 p.m. Music starts at 6 p.m. by Music by Debbie and Jimmy Harper. Sunday, Jan. 20, Southern Fried Chicken served from 1-5 p.m. for $6. Dart tournament Tuesday Jan. 22 starting at 6 p.m. Hamburgers will be served. The public is welcome. Tuesdays proceeds go for the Diabetes Research Center, and the rest go to the community charity funds For more info please call 467-1154.Okeechobee County of ces closedOkeechobee County of ces will be closed Friday, Jan. 18 from noon to 2 p.m. Board employees will attend an employee luncheon. County of ces will reopen at 2 p.m.North VFW plans eventsThe North VFW Post 4423, 300 NW 34th St, has a weekend of fun and food planned. Friday Jan. 18 starts with bingo at 1 p.m; the grill will be open 5-9 p.m. with karaoke by Lisa 7-11 p.m. Saturday Jan. 19, there will be burgers on the grill from noon to 3 p.m, bingo at 1 p.m, seafood baskets as well as a full menu from 5 to 7 p.m. and karaoke by Cowboy Karaoke (Jody Lynn). Sunday Jan. 20 Lori will be serving a pork butt dinner from 1-3 p.m. for a $6.50 donation. Proceeds go to the Veterans Assistance programs.Advance directives seminar plannedOn Jan. 20, beginning at 3 p.m., Life Community Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave. will host an afternoon of important information regarding advance directives, living wills, power o f attorney, and other pertinent information that will help you communicate your wishes to health care providers, facilities and to family members. Everyone, regardless of age, can bene t from pre-planning including why it is imporant to have a will as well as a living will. here will be professionals from various elds to share information. It will be held in the building behind the Okeechobee Christian Academy. This is a free event and the public is invited. Community EventsSee Community Events Page 8
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BHR Ladies Auxiliary hosts breakfastBuckhead Ridge Ladies Auxiliary 9528 will host their monthly breakfast on Jan, 20, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Buckhead Ridge VFW on State Road 78. They will serve sausage, biscuits and gravy, home fries, eggs any way you want them, juice, coffee for a donation of $5. The event is open to the public,F or more information please call the post at 863-467-2882. W riters Group to meet at libraryThe rst meeting of the Okeechobee Writers' Group will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. in the board room of the library. If you are a writer of ction or non- ction and w ould like to read and discuss your work please join us as w e explore how to make our writing better. Bring up to ve pages to read. For information call Jan Day at 357-9980.VFW post #4423 and Auxiliary to meetVFW Post #4423 and the Ladies Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting on Sunday Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. at the post located aka 300 NW 34th Street. The Men's Auxiliary will meet Monday Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Be sure to mark your calendar. Orchid and garden clubs to MeetOn Monday, Jan. 21, the Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. and Orchid Club at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Extension Center, 451 Highway 98 N. Come discuss your latest problem or show a favorite plant. If you need help with repotting, be sure to hydrate the plant you are bringing. Growers will be there to consult. This is a great opportunity to share knowledge and plants. For more informaiton, call 863-763-6469.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will be having its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 21 beginning at noon in the Museum headquarters on Highway 98 N. Interested in joining? Dues are $10 per person per year.Community Collaborative Council meetsThe Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information regarding services for children and their families. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, Ext. 257. Community Events 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Descuentos en Telfono e Internet Disponibles para Clientes de CenturyLinkLa Comisin de Servicios Pblicos de Florida ha designado a CenturyLink como un Portador Elegible de Telecomunicaciones dentro de su rea de servicio para nes de servicio universal. Las tarifas de servicio local bsico de CenturyLink para lneas de voz residenciales son $19.50 al mes y para servicios de negocios son $28.00-$32.50 al mes. Las tarifas espec cas se proporcionarn por solicitud. CenturyLink participa en un programa de bene cios del gobierno (Lifeline) para hacer el servicio telefnico residencial ms accesible a personas y familias elegibles de bajos ingresos. Los clientes elegibles son aquellos que cumplen con las normas de elegibilidad segn lo de nido por la FCC y las comisiones es tatales. Los residentes que viven en tierras tribales reconocidas a nivel federal pueden cali car para bene cios tribales adicionales si participan en ciertos programas de elegib ilidad federales adicionales. El descuento Lifeline est disponible slo para un telfono por hogar, el cual puede ser un telfono jo o inalmbrico. Para los nes del programa Lifeline, un hogar se de ne como cualquier individuo o grupo de individuos que viven en la misma direccin y comparten ingresos y gastos. El servicio Lifeline no es transferible, y slo consumidores elegibles pueden inscribirse en el programa. Los consumidores que voluntariamente hagan declaraciones falsas con el n de obtener el servicio de telfono de Lifeline pueden ser castigados con una multa o pena de prisin y pueden ser excluidos del programa. Los suscriptores elegibles para Lifeline tambin pueden cali car para el servicio con able de Internet de alta velocidad residencial de hasta 1.5 Mbps por $9.95* al mes por los primeros 12 meses de servicio. Ms detalles estn disponibles en centurylink.com/ internetbasics. Si usted vive en un rea de servicio de CenturyLink, por favor llame al 1-800-201-4099 o visite centurylink.com/lifeline si tiene alguna pregunta o para solicitar una ap licacin para el programa Lifeline. *Programa Internet Basics de CenturyLink Slo para clientes residenciales que cali quen basado en el cumplimiento de los requisitos de nivel de ingresos o de elegibilidad para la participacin en el programa, y requiere permanecer elegible durante el periodo completo de la oferta. La primera factura incluir los cargos por el primer mes completo de servicio facturado por adelantado, cargos prorrateados por servicio a partir de la fecha de la instalacin hasta la fecha de la factura, y cargos y tarifas nicos descritos anteriormente. Los clientes que cali quen pueden mantener este programa durante un mximo de 60 meses despus de la activacin del servicio siempre que el cliente mantenga su elegibilidad durante ese tiempo. La tarifa de Internet de Alta Velocidad indicada de $9.95/mes aplica durante los primeros 12 meses de servicio (despus de lo cual la tarifa se revierte a $14.95/mes durante los siguientes 48 meses de servicio), y requiere un contrato a trmino de 12 meses. El cliente debe rentar un mdem/ruter de CenturyLink por un cargo mensual adicional o comprar un mdem/ruter de manera independiente, y aplica un cargo nico por activacin de Internet de Alta Velocidad. Un cargo nico por instalacin profesional (si es seleccionada por el cliente) y un cargo nico por envo y manejo se aplican al mdem/ruter del cliente. General Servicios no disponibles en todas partes. CenturyLink puede cambiar o cancelar los servicios o sustituirlos por servicios similares a su entera discrecin y sin previo aviso. Oferta, planes y tarifas indicadas sujetos a cambio y pueden variar segn el rea de servicio. Un depsito puede ser requerido. Aplican restricciones adicionales. Trminos y Condiciones Todos los productos y servicios indicados se rigen por las tarifas, trminos de servicio, o trminos y condiciones publicados en centurylink.com. Impuestos, Cargos y Sobrecargos Impuestos, cargos y sobrecargos aplicables incluyen un cargo por el Servicio Universal del proveedor, sobrecargos de recuperacin de costos del proveedor, cargos locales y estatales que varan por rea, y ciertos sobrecargos dentro del estado. Los cargos por recuperacin de costos no son impuestos o cargos por uso exigidos por el gobierno. Impuestos, cargos y sobrecargos se aplican sobre tarifas con una base mensual estndar, no promocional. 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Y Y o u r L a r g e s t F e n c e P o s t S u p p l i e r i n S o u t h F l o r i d a 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 T h e W o r k s A l l S i z e s P o s t s S t a p l e sG a u c h o A l l i g a t o r F e n c eW a l p o l e F e e d & S u p p l y C o 7 6 3 6 9 0 5 Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee 8 Okeechobee News January 18, 2013 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). Anthony Rushawn Smith, 43, N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 15 by Deputy Max Waldron on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of child abuse. His bond was set at $1,500. Tavares L. Whitehead, 35, W. 30th St., Riviera Beach, Okeechobee, was arrested J an. 15 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him w ith the felonies of violation of probation possession of a controlled substance (three counts) and violation of probation carrying a concealed weapon, and a misdemeanor charge of violation of probation driving under the in uence. He is being held without bond. Darrell Anthony Blackburn, 17, S.R. 78 W ., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 15 by Deputy Max Waldron on a juvenile take and hold warrant charging him with burglary of a conveyance. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. Dean James Koster, 53, N.E. Seventh Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 15 by Deputy Ronald A. Brown on an Okeechobee County amended warrant charging him with violation of probation resisting a law enforcement of cer with violence. He is being held without bond. Adrienne Rebecca Joyner, 29, Bass St., Buckhead Ridge, was arrested Jan. 16 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (alprazolam) and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $8,000. Robert A. Pohl, 48, S.E. 36th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 16 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. His bond was set at $10,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. A rrest Report The Okeechobee Golf and Country Club Gold Tee Golf Scores for Jan. 11 were: rst place, Daryl Beardman; second place Rick Jordan; third place, Wally Hall; fourth place tie Lamar Birdashaw, Ron Smet and Wall Dierig. OGCC Gold Tee
By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Sebring out scored Okeechobee 28-11 in the second half to defeat the Lady Brahmans 50-30 in girls high school basketball action Monday night in Okeechobee. Rondaja Williams had a game high 15 points for the Lady Blue Streaks. Okeechobee was led by senior center Ami Edwards w ho had eight points and nine rebounds. New point guard Lahna Sedatol had six points and three assists for Okeechobee, (8-9). Okeechobee hung tough in the rst half as they played solid defense and hit enough shots to stay close. Sebring led 12-6 after the rst quarter and 22-19 at the half. Brahman Coach Erin Morrow said she felt the team played really well in the rst half but couldnt keep up the pressure in the second half. We got a lot of good bounces in the rst half but we need to do a better job of boxing out for rebounds, she explained, We did play solid man to man defense and we did step up the effort. For one half we were really competitive. Young guards like Hailey Greeson, Sedatol and Jade Micco got extensive playing time as point guard Carley McCoin was lost for the season with a knee injury last week. While the team has struggled without the All-State player, this is a chance for some of them to gain con dence with more playing time toward the end of the season. Were trying to develop some of the younger guards, Morrow said, We hope to get the basics and the fundamentals out of them, get their con dence up to where they want the ball and can get the ball to our post players. Edwards will have to pick up the pace on offense and in the rst half she had several opportunities inside. Bethany Stuart also hit a pair of nice mid-range jump shots and Micco hit a 16 foot jumper to keep OHS close in the rst half. Morrow said for a few days the team was depressed by the loss of McCoin. In recent days the girls have shown more con dence and ght and Morrow noted Sebring beat Okeechobee by the same margin in the preseason classic, so the other players seem to have improved. In previous games we didnt know what to do without Carley. A lot of the girls appeared to want the ball today and we did a lot better. We moved the ball better and were more of a threat on offense, she added. Taylor Trent had a three point basket for OHS. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 STK#7404B WILL GO FAST $3,995 99 BUICK LESABRE STK#98894P ALLOYS, LEATHER, SLT PACKAGE $35,995 2012 GMC YUKON SLT STK#98900P LEATHER, ALLOYS, SUNROOF, CERTIFIED $20,995 2012 CHEVROLET MALIBU LTZ STK#98895P, PREMIUM GROUP, LEATHER, MEMORY SEATS, CHROME WHEELS $26,995 2012 BUICK LACROSSEE STK#24314AFULL POWER GROUP, ALLOYS, LOW MILES $I8,995 09 TOYOTA VENZA STK#98899 RED, MUST SEE $I2,995 06 FORD MUSTANG CONV. 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Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyHailey Greeson (#10) looks for an open teammate during the basketball game between OHS and Sebring on Monday.
The Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College is hosting the 2013 Minorities and Women in Business Summit Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship just off 35th Street on the Indian River State College Main Campus located at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. The Minorities and Women in Business Summit is a day-long conference for Treasure Coast minorities and women in the business community that will provide tools and motivation on subjects including diversity, success, empowerment and more. The summit will provide informative sessions on topics related to doing business and becoming an entrepreneur. The summit will focus on empowering minorities & women for business growth. Speakers at the summit will focus on organizational leadership, with a morning presentation Responsible for Results b y Patrick Arcement. His presentation will be followed by a working luncheon Keynote by award-winning author and host of the Dr. Empowerment radio show, Lartheni a Howard, who will share her secrets for professional development designed to enrich personal and professional growth. During the afternoon session participants will participate in a special IRSC Minority Affairs Department Diversity Training session titled Ouch! Dealing with Stereotypes & Employee Differences in the Workplace Tickets are $59 per person. The price includes breakfast, a working luncheon and networking opportunities for local business women and minorities. For a limited time those who register can receive two admissions for the price of one ($59). For more information or to purchase tickets for the 2013 Minorities and Women in Business Summit, call the CCTI toll-free at 1-888-283-1177 or visit www.irscbiz.com. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CHRIS HICKMAN BIRTHDAY LORDY, LORDY, looks whos 40!!!!! Lots of love from Jamie, Hayden, and all of the Hickmans!! 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 10 Okeechobee News January 18, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee NewsGo further with FordOn Nov. 15, 2012 Ford Motor Company sponsored Go further with Ford a fund raising event to bene t charities across the USA. Okeechobee Motor Company held the event to help Okeechobee Habitat For Humanity. Okeechobee Motor Co. provided food and drinks along with a chance to win a 2013 Ford Fusion and a trip to the taping of American Idol to registered people who completed a survey. A large turnout made this event a huge success enabling Habitat For Humanity to be presented a check for $1000, making the presentation was Dowling Watford, General Manager of Okeechobee Motor Co. Accepting the check was Fran Syfrett and Ed Thornton for Habitat For Humanity. Special to the Okeechobee NewsRotary welcomes new memberThe members of the Okeechobee Rotary Club welcome new member Carol Wagoner. She is pictured (right) with her sponsor, Tabitha Trent. The Okeechobee Rotary Club meets at noon on Tuesdays at the Golden Corral Restaurant. Special to the Okeechobee NewsEconomic Council honors WorleyThe Economic Council of Okeechobee met on Jan. 9 at the Indian River State College Williamson Conference and Education Center. Jon Geitner (left), incoming Chairman of the Economic Council, recognized outgoing Chairman G.M. Hoot Worley (right) with a plaque for his service to the Council. Sharon Vinson (center), Facilitator of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee County, spoke to the group about the services her organization provides to the community. State Representative Cary Pigman, District 55, also attended the meeting and introduced his Legislative Assistant Bryan Mielke, along with Larry Ford and Marty Mielke from Senator Denise Grimsleys Of ce, District 21. For more information about the Economic Council of Okeechobee please call 863-467-0200. IRSC hosts business summit Marthas House plans auctionMarthas House is seeking items for silent and live auction to be held at the Caribbean Night Dinner and Comedy Show, featuring music by The Chobee Steelers on Feb. 9 at the KOA. They would greatly appreciate any and all donations. Humane Society needs volunteersThe Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue is in need of volunteers to help with of ce work and to help as kennel supervisors. Any time you can spare is appreciated. The organiation is a nonpro t with no paid staff and depends on donations and community volunteers. For more information, contact Belina Forlifer at 863-357-1104.
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 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 PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr Okeechobee www. oridafootspecialist.comDr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph:(863) 357-1166 By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor. What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has an y form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of ce for those patients in need. Please call 863-4679500 for more information. 11 Okeechobee News January 18, 2013 By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Dr. Gregory Sainnoval, who practices general surgery on the staff of Raulerson Hospital, is a native of New York City. He attended medical school in Rochester, N.Y,, and did his residency in Delaware. Before coming to Okeechobee, he was an employee of a hospital in Elmira, N.Y. They needed a surgeon, Dr. Sainnoval said of coming to Okeechobee. It was a good opportunity. He said he likes the good weather here and nds the people very friendly. He said that he is used to small towns since Elmira is a small town. Dr. Sainnovals of ce is located at 245 N.E. 19th Drive and the hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Sainnoval is surgeon at Raulerson Hospital Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaDr. Gregory Sainnoval is a general surgeon on the staff of Raulerson Hospital. Shrine Club collects can tabsThe local Shrine Club is collecting the pull tabs from aluminum cans. For more information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427, Mac Simpson at 863-484-0427 or the Shrine Club at 863763-3378.Seniors play country musicThe senior country bluegrass music program is at Okeechobee Senior Center on Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. All persons age 60 and over who has a musical talent are invited to participate. Listeners are welcome too!
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ORTHOPAEDICS 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! Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopedic services including: Replacements & Sports Medicine Most insurances and Medicare are accepted.Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstein Orthopaedic Surgeon Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in Okeechobee 1924 Hwy 441 N. | Okeechobee, FL 34972 | 863-357-0540 Look for the next edition on February 15th 12 Okeechobee News January 18, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ CESCentral Students of the WeekCentral Elementary would like to congratulate the Students of the Week for Ja. 7-10: Lily Goulette, Alexandria Marquez, Warren Nettle, Patrice Lamb, Hanna Williams, Karter Ramirez, Oscar Landaverde, Torri Carter, Emmanuel JuarezVillegas, Alexandra Pacheco-Almarez, Savannah Jones, Celeny Castanon DeLeon, Estreya Gonzalez, Princess Espinal, Morgan Tucker, Cody Smith, Victor Solis, Juan Seca, Matthew Aguilar, Cyla Jenkins and Rosie Caballero. Special to the Okeechobee NewsSES Students of the weekCongratulations to the Students of the Week at South Elementary School for the week of Jan. 7 10. They are: Taylor Whipple, Bradley Gomez, Gabriel Garcia, Kain Joles, Juan Clauson, Mya Billie, Conner Wendt, Karen DeVoss, Yisselle Arellano, Roger Waugh, and Lidia Arriaga. Pictured with the students is Principal, Mike Radebaugh.
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: email@example.com 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 January 18, 2013
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NOTICE TAX IMPACT OF VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE TAX YEAR 2012MEMBERS OF THE BOARDHonorable Joey HooverBoard of County Commissioners District No. 4Honorable Bryant CulpepperBoard of County Commissioners District No. 2Honorable David Williams School Board District No. 1Citizen Member: Michael SummerBusiness Owner within the school district Citizen Member: Bill DoverHomestead Property Owner The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) meets each year to hear petitions and make decisions relating to property tax assessments, exemptions, classi cations and tax deferrals.All values should be county taxable values. School and other taxing authority values may differ. *Include transfer of assessment difference (portability) requests. If you have any questions about these actions, please contact the Chair or the Clerk of the Value Adjustment Board, Honorable Joey Hoover, at 863-763-6441 Sharon Robertson, 863-763-2131 ext. 2100 PUBLISH: 1/18/2013, OKEECHOBEE NEWS 14 Okeechobee News January 18, 2013 Sunshine on it. The Sunshine he was referring to is the states Government in Sunshine law. The commissioners bold idea was precipitated by last weeks vote of the governing board to approve a resolution that paves the w ay for the district to possibly purchase 638 acres of A. Duda & Sons property in Glades County for $1.9 million. That price of $2,984 per acre is a 56 percent discount from the appraised value of $6,800 per acre. The district will also have the option of buying an additional 2,489 acres of Glades County property from Duda for $16.9 million, which is not a discounted price. SFW MD will have four years to exercise that option. By a unanimous 9-0 vote, the SFWMD governing board gave their approval to Resolution 2013-105 which allows the district to enter into negotiations with A. Duda & Sons. The entire deal, however, is contingent on Duda receiving a 30-year extension on two of its land leases with the state. Governing board members and the counties they represent are: Joe Collins (chair) Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Highlands, Glades, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola and Polk; Kevin Powers (vice-chair) St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe; Daniel DeLisi Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry; Daniel OKeefe Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola and Polk; Sandy Batchelor MiamiDade; James J. Moran Palm Beach; Juan M. Portuondo Miami-Dade; Timothy Sargent St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe; and, Glenn J. Waldman Broward. Even though he wont make any formal recommendations until the commissioners next meeting, Commissioner Beck did say he plans to speak to state legislators when they get together Friday, Jan. 18, for their Legislative Delegation meeting in Moore Haven. At the heart of the countys displeasure over the governing boards approval is the fact that no one knew water managers were considering the purchase, which could possibly cause the loss of jobs in Glades County and sti e future development. Personally, Id like to see these legislators go in there and look into water managements actions, said the commissioner. I want to get legislators off to the side and bend their ears a little bit to make those guys aware that were looking at them. The proposed lease extensions have not only piqued the attention of Glades County leaders, but Audubon Florida of cials are also making their objections to the extensions heard. Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund will meet Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Tallahassee to discuss the proposed extensions. Charles Lee, Audubon Florida director of advocacy, will present his groups objections to the trustees. Audubons Jane Graham attended last weeks governing board meeting and, echoing Commissioner Becks concerns, told those members that this proposed deal between the district and Duda was more opaque than clear. We oppose this resolution because of the lack of public transparency. Normally, there would have been public discussion but none of that happened, said Ms. Graham, an Everglades policy associate with Audubon Florida. She went on to tell board members it appears as if the district has been acting outside of Sunshine. The resolution was approved despite the objections of Ms. Graham and other environmental groups in attendance at the Jan. 10 governing board meeting. And like the environmentalists Commissioner Beck did not hide his displeasure at the actions of water managers during the commissioners Jan. 8 meeting. I dont oppose the sale of the property, its their treating us like a bunch of idiots, he told fellow board members. After a 12:30 p.m. luncheon at the Moore Haven Yacht Club, the Legislative Delegation will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the county commission meeting room on the second oor of the Glades County Courthouse. The delegation meeting is open to the public. SFWMDContinued From Page 1 Glades Electric Educational Foundation is gearing up for scholarship season by increasing the dollar amount awarded to each county in their service territory. The scholarships are awarded to GEC members children who are high school seniors and have upheld academic excellence. Previously, each of GECs service counties received a $4,000 and $2,000 scholarship. However, the Board of Trustees of Glades Electric recently approved an increase, so each county will receive two $4,000 scholarships. There are so many hard-working and deserving young people in our communities, many of whose aspirations just need a little boost. One of Glades Electrics operating principles, Concern for Community, compels us to continue and even increase our investment in our areas youth. We want to show them there are people and organizations in their own home towns willing to help them succeed, said Glades Electrics Board President, Jack Coxe. The students academic achievement, leadership involvement, and extracurricular activities are among some of the variables taken into consideration. The decision seems to grow more difcult each year as the number of applicants continue to rise. This is a wonderful testament to the hard work of our areas school administrators, staff, and teachers in encouraging more students to seek higher education, said Jennifer Manning, CFO of Glades Electric. Students can pick up an application from their school of ce, a GEC of ce, or download an application from www. gladesec.com. Glades Electric increases scholarships
Board. Councilman Dowling Watford will serve on the Treasure Coast Council of Local Governments, Treasure Coast Regional League of Cities and the Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment Committee. At their December meeting, the city council approved an alley lease assignment involving Glades Gas and Florida Public Utilities Company. At Tuesdays meeting the council rescinded that action in order to modify the agreement. The council approved legislative priorities to be presented to the Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation later this month. They w ill be asking $250,000 for the city stormw ater system and $200,000 for the City Commerce Park as well as funding for the Okeechobee Battle eld Historic State Park as well as funding for the Florida Department of Transportation Five Year Program. Other issues not involving funding were also approved. The council approved previously discussed city initiated changes to the future land use map and city initiated zoning changes for six properties to ensure they represent the most appropriate uses of the properties. About 24 acres owned by the Okeechobee Utility Authority north of the City Industrial Park was changed from industrial to public utilities on the future land use map and the zoning was changed from holding to public facilities. There were two parcels of land totaling about one acre on the west bank of Taylor Creek immediately north and south of the railroad that were changed from single family to industrial on the future land use map while the zoning was changed from holding to industrial. The future land use map for the chamber of commerce building was changed from commercial to public facilities. The zoning was not changed. About 1.6 acres of land near the intersection of S.W. Sixth Street and S.W. Seventh Avenue were changed from single family to multi-family on the future land use map and the zoning was changed from holding to residential multiple family. About six acres of land along the east side of N.W. Eighth Avenue that is part of the abandoned Florida East Coast Railroad right of way was changed from no designation to single family on the future land use map and zoning was changed from holding to residential single family-one. Were in good shape water wise, Gary Ritter, director of South Florida Water Management Districts Okeechobee Service Center told the council. He said the lake was currently at 14.98 feet with 14.71 being the historical average for that date and 13.5 feet being the lake level at this time last year. However he said that since rainfall is ve inches below normal district wide he advocated the two day a week watering schedule. Mr. Ritter said the Taylor Creek lock would be fully operational by Feb. 1. Originally the lock rehabilitation project was scheduled to be completed by Oct. 1, 2012. However Mr. Ritter said the lock is 60 years old and this was the rst rehabilitation in 40 years. He compared the project to remodelling an older house as opposed to building a new house. There was some discussion as to how this delay was hurting the economy. In other action the council: approved a temporary closing of Fourth Avenue in Flagler Park for a motorcycle rally on April 20 by the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Victims Rights Coalition; approved temporary closings of Third and Fourth Avenues in Flagler Park for Okeechobee Main Street events on Feb. 8, March 8, Aug. 8, and Dec. 6. rati ed the appointment of Adam Crum to the Fire Fighters Pension Fund Board of Trustees for a term from Dec. 7, 2012, to Sep. 30. 2013; awarded a contract for a CDBG housing project to Sweat Trucking and Paving in the amount of $41,676; purchased a bush hog from Everglades Farm Equipment for $15,095; and, approved a lease agreement between the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County and State Representative Cary Pigman.Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org CITYContinued From Page 1 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 104 NW 7th Ave. Okeechobee 863-763-4010 or 888-874-2945Lic. RE Broker Auctioneer# AU2579. 1,430 Acre Ranch in Eastern Okeechobee CountyOffered Exclusively by: The Tucker Group, LLC Call Brandon Tucker (772) 201-8722$3,750 per acre Northern 1300 Acres SOLD 8/24/2012 email@example.com 1200 S. Parrott Ave. Century21okeechobee.co m FORECLOSURE 40+/Acres of vacant/pasture land in Fort Drum. Paved street frontage. $125,000 MLS #206360 Basswood lot 124x125 (NW 33rd Ave) $6,000. acre in Edgewater (624 SW 86th Ave) $14,000 Make offer! MLS #206356 55+/-acres on SR 710 $330,000 Make Offer! David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 Se Habla Espaol 2002-M: Taylor Creek Waterfront home, Manmade lake. 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The art fest is a juried outdoor Fine Art Show which will take place in Flagler Park. The purpose of the Top of the Lake Art Fest is to bring talented ne artists to our community to showcase and sell their work. Highlights of the art fest will be the Top of the Lake Chalk Walk (street painting) and the dedication of the fth Okeechobee Main Street mural project. Entertainment, art demonstrations, childrens art programs, a pet parade and food will also be featured on both days of the show. Applications may be picked up at the Okeechobee Main Street Of ce, 55 S. Parrott Ave., Chamber Building; Bridgette Waldau Studio of Graphic Design, 111 N.E. Second St., or Affordable Art & Framing, 110 S.W. 14th St. Artists can also go to Okeechobee Main Streets website at www.okeechobeemainstreet.com. Contact Cindy at 863-357-6246 or Bridgette Waldau at 863-467-7300 for more information.
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Auctions TUESDAY, JAN. 22 at 11 a.m. 6315 US Hwy. 441, Okeechobee, FL 34974 Frosty Mug Sports Bar Everything Goes! Bakers Pride Pizza Oven & Conveyor Oven, 1300 lb. Ice Machine, Berkel Bread Slicer, lg. qty. Neon Signs, TVs, Security cameras plus more!561-706-7218 Neverettauctions.com Terms: Cash deposit to register, 15% buyers premium & taxes When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Lost$REWARD$ MISSING FROM R-BAR ESTATES & CEMETERY RD. MALE YORKIE TEA CUP. CHILDS DOG SHE MISSES HIM BADLY 863-801-3450 Garage/ Yard SalesMulti Family Sale Fri. 18th & Sat 19th 8:00am till 2:00pm 221 SW 72nd Terr. Household,crafts, tools, kids clothing,furniture, toys, scrubs,lawn furniture and a piano. OKEECHOBEE 1012 NW 2nd St, 18th-19th, 8 AM till. BIG YARD SELL, music PAs, amps, guitars, baby things, cothing, nic nacks, something for all. Auctions Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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Job duties include: water and sewer plant maintenance, golf course mowing, pool maintenance, bathrooms/of ce/club house cleaning and general park maintenance. Weekends required contact Bruce 863-763-5031 or 570-423-2644(cell) Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Employment Full TimeEQUIPMENT OPERATORLykes Citrus Division has openings for full time equipment operators at its Brighton Grove. Duties include operating and maintaining grove equipment and hand labor tasks. Lykes offers a competitive wage and bene t package including paid holidays and vacation. Applicants should come to the of ce listed below to complete an application: 106 SW County Rd. 721 Okeechobee, FL 34974 (Brighton Corner, at intersection of Highway 70 and County Road 721) Lykes Citrus Division is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug and Tobacco Free Workplace, M/F/D/V. Faith Academy Pre-School Faith Academy is accepting applications for teachers with strong classroom management skills, passionate, Solid communications skills, and Creative. Ability to transfer spiritually and educationally into the lives of young children. Must have the 45 hrs State required training Please Call 763-8800 Employment Full TimeThe Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce is accepting applications for an Information Technology Specialist. Apply online at okeesheriff.org or pick one up at: 504 NW 4th Street. Submit completed application along with resume no later than January 31st to H. R. Director Mariah Anuez. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce is accepting applications for a Grant Manager/Fixed Asset Specialist. Apply online at okeesheriff.org or pick one up at: 504 NW 4th Street. Submit completed application along with resume no later than January 31st to H. R. Director Mariah Anuez. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Employment Full Time Employment Full Time 16 Okeechobee News January 18, 2013 READING A NEWSPAPER...leads you to the best products and services. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze!
CARNIVAL AMUSEMENT & RECREATION ATTENDANTS wanted for Doolan Amusement Company. 16 temporary positions open from 02/15/2013 to 12/15/2013 Job involves: Perform variety of attending duties at amusement facility (traveling carnival). Set-up, tear-down, operate amusement rides, food concessions and/or games. Post-employment and random drug testing and background checks may be required. Travel with the Carnival is required. No training or experience is required. Equal Opportunity, FLSA (13)(a)(3) exempt employer not subject to Federal hourly wage, overtime or recordkeeping requirements. No overtime expected. Overtime, if any, calculated and paid as per applicable regulations. The work schedule varies widely, typically 40 Hrs/Wk, Wed-Sun, 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The employer will pay the weekly salary for each week that the worker is employed. Employer will pay the applicable variable prevailing wage for each location, starting in Okeechobee Co, FL, $325.20/WK and traveling to: St. Johns Co, $328.40/WK; Volusia Co, $318.80/WK; Indian River Co, $319.20/WK; Miami-Dade Co, $324.00/WK; Broward Co, $323.60/WK; Orange Co, $331.60/WK; Palm Beach Co, $325.20/WK; St. Lucie, Martin Co, $323.20/WK; Sarasota Co, FL, $322.40/WK; Chesapeake City Co, $323.20/WK; Halifax Co, $320.80/WK; Fairfax Co, VA, $322.40/WK; Westchester & Putnam Co, $323.20/WK; Suffolk & Nassau Co, $321.20/WK; Saratoga Co, $330.00/WK; Dutchess Co, NY, $326.80/WK; New London Co, CT, $350.00/WK; Monmouth Co, NJ, $322.00/WK; Montgomery Co, MD, $325.60/WK; Merrimack, Co, NH, $328.80/WK; Franklin Co, $349.20/WK; Hampden Co, MA, $351.60/WK; Wake Co, NC, $324.40/WK. AVERAGE: $327.81/WK. Employer certi es that if there are changes in work locations, employer will obtain applicable prevailing wage for work location and pay such wage. Merit increases and/or bonuses may be awarded at employer discretion. Employer makes available mobile housing valued at $100.00 /week. Employer makes available transportation from venue to venue and scheduled transportation to laundry, shopping valued at $25.00 / week.Please apply by either: Fax Resume to: 772-872-3045 Email Resume to: email@example.com Doolan Amusement Company: 4331 S.E. Hopetown Terrace, Stuart, FL 34997 Please include complete contact information in your submission. Employment Full TimeOMC PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISOR Position assists with managing the physical, scal, and human resources of the Structure Maintenance Dept. at the Clewiston Field Station. Supervises water resource operations and maintenance program efforts including coordination, implementation, tracking and communication of comprehensive program and project objectives, milestones and schedules. Document, report, budget, and integrate with other District activities within the Structure Maintenance Dept. Conducts interviews, trains, motivates, assigns, and evaluates work. Provide technical and programmatic coordination and interaction with other District units, government agencies, and the public. Works with both the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent to ensure staffs readiness to respond and support the eld stations emergency management operations. This includes addressing all regional issues/ concerns speci c to a eld station location. Provides direct input to the emergency management operations procedures used by all eld stations. Associates Degree in engineering or related eld and licenses/certi cations and 6+ years experience in the operation and maintenance of water management works including increasingly responsible experience in construction, maintenance, and operation of area of responsibility, at least 2+ years included supervisory experience. Valid Florida Drivers License. Due to the Districts response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role. For more details and to apply, visit the South Florida Water Management District website at http//www.SFWMD.gov Req ID: 960BR, Location: Clewiston Field Station. EOE Employment Part Time Focus GroupLaw rm seeking individuals for a lawsuit focus group in Okeechobee, FL. on Tuesday January 29, 2013 for approximately 1/2 day. Individuals must have photo ID showing an address in Okeechobee County and will be paid $40. To apply, please call Sheila at 877-496-8752 Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community PT Caregiver needed (Level 2 Background check required). 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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 For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses SaleHighlands County HOME FOR SALE $75,000, Well Maintained 2 bd/ 2 ba home, eat in kitchen, formal dining, living room, Florida Room, additional storage building and 4 car detached garage wired for 220 and 110 Volt Electric, and 3 car carport. Public access dock about 1/2 mile from Community. For more info Call Optima One Realty @ (239)848-2071 or (352)243-6784 Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. 17 Okeechobee News January 18, 2013 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? 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Call us at: (863)983-Junk (5865) or (305)970-4231 Located in Clewiston 24 hrs a day 7 days a week For more listings, go to www.newszap.com For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013 IN ROOM 302 OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. SACS WORKSHOP 1:30 P.M. FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE 2:00 P.M. CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER COMMITTEE 2:15 P.M. CURRICULUM COMMITTEE 2:30 P.M. BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE 2:45 P.M. PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE 3:00 P.M. ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE. 434871 ON 1/18/2013 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD006 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that TC 10U LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1920 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: FRA MAR RANCHES LOT 8 1-36-36-34-0010-00000-0080 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JOVAN RAUF Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 28th day of February, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 434637 ON 1/18,25;2/1,8/2013 Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD004 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ELLA III LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1055 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007 Description of Property: LOTS I & P OF TRACT 10 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 10 33 34S 33E 1-33-34-33-0A00-00010-I000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CHL HOLDINGS INC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 28th day of February, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 434632 ON 1/18,25;2/1,8/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD001 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 10U LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 158 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 6 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 6 11 34S 33E 1-11-34-33-0A00-00006-K000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: MICHAEL A ERICKSON Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 28th day of February, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 434627 ON 1/18,25;2/1,8/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD005 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 10U LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1505 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 19 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 19 29 34S 33E 1-29-34-33-0A00-00019-D000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: KIM MCMAHON ORLANDO SANTA ANA GARCIA Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 28th day of February, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 434633 ON 1/18,25;2/1,8/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD003 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TC 10L LLC the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 634 Year of Issuance: June-01-2010 Description of Property: LOTS I J K L OF TRACT 30 NORTH 1/2 OF SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 30 17 34S 33E AND LOTS I J K L M N O P OF TRACT 31 SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 31 17 34S 33E 1-17-34-33-0A00-00030-I000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: DEOCHAND DOODNAUTH NADIRA RAM Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 28th day of February, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 434631 ON 1/18,25;2/1,8/2013 NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 1-26-13 @ 10:00 AM Unit #126 Christine Williams Unit #427 Edwin V. Serrano 434276 ON 1/11,18/2013 Public NoticeNotice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of Selenas Technology Solutions located at 15108 E State Road 78, in the County of Glades, in the City of Okeechobee, Florida 34974 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this 15th day of January, 2013. Selena Lynn Eubanks 434897 ON 1/18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 2012CP177 Division PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF THELMA L. LUDVIG, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Thelma L. Ludvig, deceased, whose date of death was April 22, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is January 18, 2013. Personal Representative: Ronald P. Ludvig 1520 Aqui Esta Drive Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 Cheyenne R Young Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 0515299 Wotitzky, Wotitzky, Ross & McKinley 223 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Telephone: (941) 639-2171 Fax: (941) 639-2197 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary E-Mail: email@example.com 434794 ON 1/18,25/2013 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider amendment of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 6:00 pm, in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Of ce at 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. A copy of the proposed amendment is available in the Superintendents Of ce, Room 307, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. Amendment of Attendance Procedures and Programs Manual As provided in Board Policy 5.30 Student Attendance I. The Attendance Procedures and Programs Manual provides guidance for staff, students, and parents concerning school attendance requirements. II. The proposed amendment includes updates due to school staff changes as well as grammatical and clari cation corrections. III. Legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 39.01(73)(c), 985.03, 1001.43, 1003.21, 1003.23, 1003.24, 1003.26; State Board of Education Rules 6A-1.044, 6A-1.09515. IV. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint. Ken Kenworthy Superintendent of Schools 434572 ON 1/18/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012-CP-178 IN RE: ESTATE OF DUANE PAUL FREY, a/k/a DUANE P. FREY Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby noti ed that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of DUANE PAUL FREY, a/k/a DUANE P. FREY, deceased, File Number 2012-CP-178, by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee County, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the decedents date of death was December 7, 2008; that the total value of the estate is $10,747.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Lucille Henrietta Frey 13973 Frey Meadows Road Pocahontas, IL 62275 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is January 11, 2013. Person Giving Notice: MATTHEW E. FREY 136 Locust Creek Road Pocahontas, IL 62275 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Colin M. Cameron, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 270441 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863) 763-8600 434438 ON 1/11,18/2013 One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds 18 Okeechobee News January 18, 2013 orida.newszap.com READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!
Nearly 800 people are registered and ready to compete to see who can bring in the longest and the most Burmese pythons from designated public lands in south Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced Jan. 12 at the 2013 Python Challenge Kickoff in Davie. For competitors, the challenge is to harvest the well-camou aged Burmese python, which can grow to more than 17 feet in the wild in Florida, with the chance of winning prizes of up to $1,500. Registrants are coming from more than 30 other states. They will have through midnight on Sunday, Feb. 10 to nd these nonvenomous constrictors. For the FWC, the primary goals of the Python Challenge are to raise public awareness and increase the agencys knowledge base regarding this invasive species and how to better understand and address impacts on the Everglades ecosystem, including native wildlife. The 2013 Python Challenge is an unprecedented effort to focus public interest, support and direct involvement to help deal with Burmese pythons, said FWC Chairman Kenneth Wright at the kickoff news conference. The FWC is pleased that so many people are joining this earnest effort to limit the impact of this invasive species on Floridas diverse native wildlife. Floridians and people from all across the United States truly care about the Florida Everglades, and they are clearly eager to help us better understand and solve this problem, Wright added. When they harvest snakes, Python Challenge competitors will be collecting valuable data that will contribute to the current Burmese python research and management efforts of the FWC and its partners, Wright said. We are grateful to Python Challenge participants, sponsors and partners for helping make this event happen. FWC of cials today welcomed competitors and the public to the 2013 Python Challenge Kickoff at the University of Florid a Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, which is in Davie. People attending the kickoff had the chance to get a close-up look at captive Burmese pythons, learn from experts how to identify these snakes and witness demonstrations of python-handling techniques. UF held its annual open house featuring work by faculty and students addressing invasive species in Florida. The kickoff is the rst of two public awareness events. The Python Challenge concludes with an Awareness and Awards Event on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Zoo Miami. There are two separate Python Challenge competitions: the General Competition for the public and the Python Permit Holders Competition for people who have permits from the FWC and other agencies to regularly harvest these snakes. Both groups will be collecting data. When dropping off a harvested Burmese python, participants must submit data sheets providing information such as the snakes size, GPS location and habitat where it was found. Grand prizes of $1,500 for harvesting the most Burmese pythons will be awarded to winners of both the General Competition and the Python Permit Holders Competition, with an additional $1,000 prize for the longest Burmese python harvested overall. Funding for the prizes is provided by sponsors and through registration fees. People can sign up for the Python Challenge at any time during the Jan. 12 to Feb. 10 competition, even on the nal day. Go to PythonChallenge.org for the required online training, of cial rules and registration, as well as information on the public events. The key sponsors of the 2013 Python Challenge are the Felburn Foundation and Flowers Foundation. Many partners, including the University of Florida, The Nature Conservancy, The Future of Hunting in Florida, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Zoo Miami, are providing important support for the Python Challenge. The FWCs partner agencies have also played a critical role in these efforts; they include South Florida Water Management District, Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. Florida prohibits possession or sale of Burmese pythons for use as pets, and federal law bans the importation and interstate sale o f this species. The public can help the ght to control invasive species such as Burmese pythons by: Reporting sightings of exotic species to IveGot1.org, 888-IVEGOT1 (888-483-4861) or by using the free smart phone app IVEGOT1 for iPhone and Android. Its helpful if you can submit a photo and location. Not releasing an exotic pet into the wild, and reminding others of the dangers of releasing nonnative species. 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