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Sunday, May 26, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 63 13.40 feetLast Year: 11.76 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus tax Man accused of molesting child ... Page 12 July 4 reworks planned ... Page 2 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Special to the Okeechobee NewsLight showOkeechobee County resident Laurie Thompson Elgin took these photos Thursday night just before a thunderstorm with hail hit the Four Seasons area. More violent weather is predicted for South Florida as the hurricane season approaches. For more on the story, see page 9. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Efforts by Okeechobee veterans to secure the one missing piece for the Okeechobee Veterans Memorial Park turned fruitful on May 15 when the Helicopter secured for Memorial Special to the Okeechobee NewsA 1970s model Huey Helicopter will be added to the Flagler Park Veterans Memorial. See VETERANS Page 9 (Photo at left) Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce (OCSO) dispatcher Regina Jones (second from left) was recently honored for the manner in which she handled a 9-1-1 call from a mother who had just found her daughter with a cord wrapped around her neck. With Mrs. Jones are: (left to right) OCSO Deputy Lieutenant Joe Ortega, OCSO Deputy Lieutenant Lester Yeates and OCSO Detective Ted Van Deman. Detective Van Deman recommended Mrs. Jones be honored for the way she handled that call. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News When dispatcher Regina Jones took that 9-1-1 call at 12:38 p.m. on March 23 she had Dispatcher honored for giving hope Special to the Okeechobee News/ OCSOSee JONES Page 9
Today: Clear. High of 84F. Winds from ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 64F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph.Extended ForecastMonday : Partly cloudy. High of 88F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Monday Night : Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 68F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 86F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tuesday Night : Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 72F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Water issues were once again on the agenda for the Okeechobee County Commission at their Thursday, May 23, meeting. Gary Ritter of the South Florida Water Management District said his of ce is getting questions about the Grassy Island Stormwater Treatment Area. "A lot of people visit the Grassy Island Stormwater Treatment area for recreation," he said. "We have drawn that stormwater treatment area down to stimulate more aquatic plant growth in the system. "Probably around the middle of June, w e will be putting the water back in the system," he said. He said Lake Okeechobee is at 13.39 feet and the Army Corps of Engineers has been making releases to the Caloosahatchee River and also making minor releases to the St. Lucie canal. "That will go on," he said. "The goal is to have that level at a manageable 12.5 feet going into the hurricane season." He said they are also receiving calls about the locks on the north end of the big lake since the lake level has fallen below 13.5 feet. "Old timers will remember we used to take those north shore locks and pin them open," he explained. "We do not do that any more. The lake is being managed somewhat differently by the Corps due to the work on the Herbert Hoover dike system," he continued. He said they now keep the locks closed in order to maintain as much water in the Rim Canals as possible and not to let them dry down to the same level as the lake.Peer to commission: Keep prayingGordie Peer's regular appearances before the Okeechobee County Commission usually end on a humorous note. His long-running dispute with the county over drainage issues have lead to many visits to the county courthouse where he has begged, cajoled, threatened and even recited poetry while trying to get something done about the blocked county ditches and under size culverts that have on more than one occasion resulted in the ooding of his home. As the Thursday, May 23, meeting of the commission, tongue rmly in cheek, Mr. Peer started by voicing his thanks. "I want to thank you people so much for doing everything you have done," he said. "You have apparently solved my drainage problem." This last week, the weatherman reported the area would receive 13 inches of rain, he continued. In response, Mr. Peer got friends to help him move his collection of cowboy photographs and movie memorabilia up on tables to save these irreplaceable items from rising water. Previously, if 8 inches of rain fell in the area, his home was under water. Last week, that didn't happen. "Unfortunately," he added, "my problem was solved because I only got two-tenths o f an inch of rain." Still, he was willing to give the count y commission credit for somehow keeping the rain from falling on the northwest are a of the county he calls home. "I guess you people were praying," he concluded. "I really appreciate that you must of talked to somebody upstairs and got it done. "But don't quit." 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Always on Top of the JobRe-Roofing Specialists Metal & Shingle Roofs Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 Saying Good-Bye to a great 5 years of helping many people lose weight!!! The Center is closing May 31stStop by soon for close out prices on products. It has been my pleasure, Thank you, Connie Lowe 863.357.9967 414 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee,FL Call 863-763-3134 to reserve your space or email: firstname.lastname@example.orgATTENTION: PARENTS!The Okeechobee News will be publishing a special tribute to OHS 2013 Seniors. It will be published in the June 5, 2013 edition.Deadline: May 29, 2013 MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., May 24TH Thurs., May 30THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: FAST AND FURIOUS 6Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:10, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:10, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESSFri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:15, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:15, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: HANGOVER 3Fri., 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 2 Okeechobee News May 26, 2013 Okeechobee Forecast W ater issues include lake level, rainfall and prayer By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Okeechobee County plans for a community celebration of the Fourth of July are under way. On Thursday, May 23, the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved allowing the use of Okee-Tantie amphitheater and day use area at no charge for a community Fourth of July event with reworks. Albie Scoggins presented the request to the board on behalf of the Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 69. The FOP Lodge 69 plans to host a free, community Fourth of July celebration with a reworks show. This will be an all-day Family Event and will include kids games, bounce houses, family activities, music, baking contests and a Public Safety Expo featuring local agencies (Okeechobee Fire Department, Okeechobee Sheriffs Department, Okeechobee Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, FWC, Division of Forestry, Red Cross and local VFWs). Low-cost food and drink items will be sold by local non-pro t organizations. The event will be alcohol and smoke free and will conclude with a Fourth of July reworks show. The Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police will provide the county with a certi cate of insurance naming the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners as an additional insured for the event. Fourth of July celebration planned
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Home gardening This year we turned all our ower gardens into veggie gardens. We do have some v ery large plastic containers that we also used this year. Everything is growing great except our Everglades tomatoes. They didnt c ome up this year. I just wondered if somet hing like the community gardens would w ork for those who wanted to grow some v eggies or owers that did not have the room or perhaps the know how. A community garden (in Okeechobee) w ill probably end up like every other non pro table group. You have those that do all t he work and those that just want to reap the b ene ts kind of like a socialist society. You do all the hard work and well show up to help you pick the stuff when its ready. You c an plant a garden at home and if you need help contact the county extension of ce to get answers to your questions and to be put in touch with a master gardener. The service is free. A pplying for a job I have found through some friends that people dont even know how to dress to apply for a job. A grandson of a friend went t o an interview wearing baggy pants, T-shirt and wild colored tennis shoes. My friend told him there was no way someone was going t o hire him looking like that and he needed t o at least put on a pair of jeans. The boy did and got a job taking care of the shopping c arts at WalMart in the town where he lived. A n older man took him under his wing as he s ay there was potential for him in perhaps t he electronics end at WalMart. He told him he needed to wear a shirt with a collar and t uck it in. The boy did move up very quickly. Y ou have to be wiling to make changes in order to improve yourself and your situat ion. Manners is another thing that has to b e learned. Respect for others etc. We are not teaching our children how to cope in the outside world of an adult who wants to get s omewhere in life. The best advice I have heard for those looking for a job is to check out a business in advance and see how the people who already work there dress and look. When applying for a job, dress as if you already had that job. They want to hire people who look like they t in at that business.Buyer beware This is a warning to consumers to check around on automobile repairs. I was told my vehicle needed repairs that would cost nearly $900 but when I took it to another shop, it turned out the work needed was less than $100. Its always a good idea to ask questions and get another opinion. Ask your friends for recommendations on which repair shops are fair and reliable.Teens There has recently been a lot on the news about teen sex. I am just a little more than disturbed that our society and laws would label an 18-year-old as a sexual predator and/or a child abuser. I really wonder why a parent would knowingly allow their child to be in a situation where sex is involved when the elder is only 17 and then when they turn 18 they have them arrested. If sex was going on before the 18 birthday and the parents knew, why didnt they do something when they found out. Teens are teens even at 18. They are not mature adults, even if the law states they are. The 18-year-old is going to be labeled for life. The now 15-year-old is going suffer bullying and everything that goes with it. Why would a parent want to put their child through a trial where all the ugly details will come out. How humiliating for the child. I dont know how the law should be changed but I think it needs to be changed. It just doesnt seem right to me to ruin a life at the age of 18 because of a sexual encounter that probably at least 25 percent of the kids in that school are doing the same thing. I realize that the laws are there for a reason but sometimes the laws need to be revamped. Had this been my daughter I would have made sure that the two of them were never alone together. There would have been some real strict rules going on in my house. I am not in favor of teen sex nor sex before marriage. I know some will think me still in the boonies but it is the way I was brought up. There is power in wordsby Mark Mayers, LMFT, CAPReal Life Childrens Ranch People often forget how much power there is in the words they speak. The words and comments we make to others can have a lasting positive or negative effect on their life. Gods word is very clear that we are to encourage others. God wants us to show others the same grace that He showed us Amazing Grace. Romans 5:8 tells us But God demonstrated His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Our words should be a reminder to those we interact with that we have a heavenly Father that so loves the world (them). God reminds us in Ephesians 4:29 to Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as ts the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. As Christians we can brighten and encourage the lives of others in ways that help people see that God has a plan for their lif e that includes meaning and good works. Hebrews 10:24-25 tells us to consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is th e habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says Therefor e encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. As Christians there is no greater thing we can do in life than encourage others to seek Jesus His plans and His purpose for their life. W e can only do this if we are motivated by His perfect love. 1 Corinthians 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do no t have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. May 26, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections From the Pulpit Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Donations and volunteers needed for no-alcohol graduation night partyPlans are underway for the Annual Non-Alcohol graduation night party for Okeechobee High School seniors. The party will be held June 6 following graduation ceremonies. It is open to all graduating seniors and their guests. Plans are under way to make this years event the best ever with new games, events, and chances to win. This years event will be held at the KOA Convention Center in Okeechobee. The doors will open at 11 p.m. and attendees must be present by midnight for admission. The auction of prizes will begin at 3 a.m. If attendees leave the Grad-Nite party they will not be permitted to re-enter. To donate funds, please make your tax deductible check payable to the Okeechobee Educational Foundation (FEIN 65#0219235) and contact Kristy Crawford (CenterState Bank) at 863-763-5573 or email her at email@example.com to arrange pickup. Checks can also be mailed to the Okeechobee Educational Foundation at 700 S.W. Second Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974. To donate prizes and other items to give away, please contact Kristy Crawford (CenterState Bank) at 863-763-5573 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for pickup. To volunteer your time, please contact Jim Benton (Faith Farm Ministries) at 863763-4224 or email at jbenton@faithfarm. org. Volunteers are needed for everything from setup to cleanup, hosting games, serving food, and security. To donate food, please contact Gena Gray-Lagos (OHS) at 863-462-5025 or email her at email@example.com. .us. For further information, please contact one of the event co-chairmen: Jim Benton, President of Okeechobee Rotary Club 863763-4224 or J.D. Mixon, President of the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee 863-634-1778. Graduation party planners seek community support
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News May 26, 2013 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News A county commission meeting agenda item about contractor bidding led to a discussion of the way in which items are placed on the agenda, during the May 23 Okeechobee County Commission meeting. In the process, they seemed to be creating new words: Agendize to place an item on the agenda. Re-agendize to place the same i tem on the agenda again. In the end, the commissioners decided to put an item on the next agenda to discuss procedures for putting items on the agenda. It all started with County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper who asked county staff to place an item on the May 23 meeting agenda regarding the countys policy of awarding bids. In 2012, the county changed the bidding policy to give local contractors an edge. Under the current rules, if a non-local contractor gets the low bid for a project, but a local contractor is within 5 percent of the low bid, the local contractor may be awarded the project if he will accept the low-bid price. This has not actually happened yet and the option cannot be used on projects inv olving federal grant funds since federal grants require the county to accept the low bidder. At the May 23 meeting,Mr. Culpepper asked the commission to consider giving local contractors even more leniency and giving the local contractor with the lowest bid a chance on the project, even if his original bid is not within 5 percent of the lowest bid. My biggest concern is that we have local businesses that are dying on the vine, said Mr. Culpepper. I think when you look at the 5 percent its a very small window of opportunity. He proposed this extra help for local contractors only if the funding for the project came from the local option sales tax. I dont have a problem when it is a project that is funded by a grant, he said, but I think it is obscene to let monies that are collected in this county not be spent in this county. Mr. Culpepper questioned a recent Request For Proposals (RFP) that did not include the low contractor option. Assistant County Administrator Jim Threewits countered that the RFP was tied to a federal grant and that contract had to be awarded under the federal guidelines. County Commissioner Margaret Helton said giving local contractors too much leniency could discourage out-of-county contractors from even trying to do business in Okeechobee County which could cost the county in the long run. Why would anyone from out-of-town even want to bid a job? she asked. Commissioner Joey Hoover wondered why they were even discussing this issue when it was on the agenda less than seven months ago. We already had this discussion with public comment, he said. County staff spent a tremendous amount of time on this. We spent time and money on the legal issues on this item. Why are we re-agendizing things that havent had an opportunity to even be implemented yet? he asked. Things do change, said Mr. Culpepper. If I think our economy is hurting, if our people are hurting, I think I have the right to put things on the agenda. At one of our meetings, I would like to have some discussion about protocols, said Commissioner Ray Domer. He said in the past it was the generally accepted policy that if a commissioner wanted to put an item on the agenda it would be brought up in discussion rst and if the commissioners were in consensus, the item would be placed on the agenda for the next meeting. Mr. Culpepper objected because the commission cannot vote on discussion items and anything brought up during the discussion item period would have to wait until the next meeting for a vote. It has to be on the agenda in order to vote, he said. As an elected of cial I have the right to put any item I want on the agenda. If the other commissioners want to let the chairman choose what goes on the agenda, I think that would be censorship, he said. I dont think the chairman should decide what goes on the agenda, countered Chairman Frank Irby. I would prefer items brought up during commission comments and if there appears to be enough interest on the part of the board, put it on the agenda for the next meeting, said Mr. Hoover. I dont think any commissioner has less right than the public to submit something for the agenda, said attorney John Cassels. I also dont think because you are a commissioner you have a super right to put something on the agenda. If something comes up during discussion, there can be a direction to staff to research it for an agenda item. He said staff time is spent on background research for all agenda items, but the staff feels more compelled to be more deeply involved in something if a commissioner puts something on the agenda. How much staff time was spent on this item? asked Mr. Culpepper. County administrator Robbie Chartier said it took up about a day of her time to research and place the item on the agenda. Commissioner Helton was still having trouble with the notion of going out for sealed bids and then not giving the job to the low bidder. If you have a sealed bid then the lowest bid and then the next lowest bid, if you are telling me you are going to allow a local contractor if they are not the lowest bidder take from the lowest bidder and get the job, why do we have sealed bids if we are just going to open it up? she wondered. I do want local contractors to work, she said. We all do. She said she hoped they would bid their minimum on the rst bid and wondered why anyone would want to take a bid if it means they lose money. Mr. Culpepper made a motion to get rid of the 5 percent requirement and make it open-ended for projects funded by local option tax. His motion died for lack of a second. During the commission comments portion of the meeting, the issue came up again. Commissioner Ray Domer suggested they put it on the agenda for the next county commission meeting to discuss the issue of county commissioners putting items on the agenda. He said commissioners should bring such items up during the discussion portion at the end of the meeting and then if there is enough interest, to add it to the agenda for the next meeting. Today was a good example of an item that didnt have majority board approval and the data was not there to support it, he said. The civil thing to do is to give them a reason, an example or something that has presented itself to get their input. I think we need to go back to that. If you take a situation and try to change it because you got voted out, there were many times that has happened to me. If it became obvious that we werent getting participation because of our giving the job to a local contractor if they come within 5 percent, we could look at this again. I dont know if we are not getting bids yet or not. Right now I dont feel like we know that. Mr. Culpepper said he sometimes thinks an issue is too important to wait two weeks to get it on the agenda. It seems in the past year, I cant even get a second on the motion. The reason I think that happens is that if you dont vote it you are not on the record of voting up or down, he said. Mr. Irby said the county commission discussion period is useful to county staff, so they can determine which items have consensus among the board members. If we have an open discussion at the meeting, it allows people who come to the meeting and those who view it online after the fact, to listen to our discussion before it is on the agenda. People can see where I stand on an item in this discussion. It doesnt have to come to an agenda item for them to see where I stand, he said, adding that any discussion has to be done in a commission meeting to avoid violation of the Florid a Sunshine Laws. If we discuss an item and decide to put it on the agenda, staff has time to do research and get more background information, Mr. Irby said. I think it is valuable to do that. Its been an informal policy and its time we had a written policy, said Mr. Hoover. I do think we should agendize that. Weve already got a core with the civility ordinance and public participation ordinance, said Mr. Cassels. That will be a place to start. He said he can give the commissioners some bullet points to discuss. Mr. Culpepper said he would like to make a statement about the May 9 meeting, in which he was the lone commissioner to vote against the plans for a new building to house the Tax Collector and Drivers License of ces. Three years ago when I ran for this of ce, I made a commitment, said Mr. Culpepper. You can see the amount of buildings we built without voter approval. My feeling is I echo the wants and will and needs of the people. I tried to stick by as principle, doing what I said I was going to do when I was elected. My concern is where the county is going. He said he is still concerned that the economy may get worse. Two years ago, I never heard mention of the senior services building until recently. Now I hear we cant kick that can down the road. We have been doing that with our employees salaries, he continued. He asked how they can spend so much mone y on buildings and not give raises to staffers. He added that he understands construction funding comes from a different source but added that the employees are not seeing it that way. Contractor question leads to meeting agenda debate Sign up to audition for Chobee Idol contestThe Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition once again presents Chobee Idol talent show. The Chobee Idol show will hold auditions at the Hampton Inn on Saturday, June 1. Call 863-623-7336, for more information. Finalists will compete in the show on Saturday, June 29, at 7 p.m. at the KOA.Summer activity guide online at orida.newszap.comWhat activities have you planned for your children this summerhow about your teens? The Shared Services Network (SSN) released the 2013 Summer Activity Guide on Thursday, May 2. The guide was sent home with every student in the Okeechobee School System. The hope is that this guide will assist parents in nding activities to keep your children safe, supervised and active this summer. If you would like a copy or more information about this guide, please call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000 ext. 257, Shared Services Network of Okeechobee. The guide is online at Florida.newszap.com. Click on the Okeechobee page and then on Special Sections. As an elected of cial, I have the right to put any item I want on the agenda. County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper I would prefer items brought up during the commission comments and if there appears to be enough interest on the part of the board, put it on the agenda for the next meeting. County Commissioner Joey Hoover
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Richard Earl Hazellief, 78OKEECHOBEE Richard Earl Hazellief passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 at his home. He was born Dec. 5, 1934 in Okeechobee to the late Wilson and Martha Hazellief. He enjoyed shing, airboating and singing. He was preceded in death by his dad, Wilson Hazellief; mother, Martha Hazellief; stepmother, Lela Hazellief; brothers, Doyle Hazellief, Ralph Hazellief and Clarence Hazellief. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Louise Hazellief; sons, Don Hazellief (Diane), Sam Hazellief (Aurora), Danny Hazellief (Roberta), Bruce Hazellief (Betty), Douglas Crews and David Crews (Tammy); daughters, Pamela Hillsgrove and Deborah Martin (Dennis Stamer); 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Brighton Baptist Church, 24050 HWY 70 West, Okeechobee FL. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972. Richard L. Jones, 83OKEECHOBEE Richard L. Jones passed away peacefully on Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Hamrick Home. A native of Indiana, he was a resident of Okeechobee for the past 28 years. Richard was a member of the American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis and shing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sue Jones. Survivors include his son, Harold Rob Jones of Houston, Texas; daughters, Terri (Denny) Calvert of Lakeview, Ohio, Karen (Richard) Randolf of Hartford, Ind., Ronda Turkus of Houston, Texas, Sandra (Robert) Thompson of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; and the Archie and Mary Morgan family of Indiana. There will be no services held at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terr., Okeechobee, FL. Arrangements were under the direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terr., Okeechobee, FL.Richard Nix, 73OKEECHOBEE Richard Nix died at Raulerson Hospital on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. He was born in Millport, Ala. and was a resident of Okeechobee for 40 years. Richard will be remembered by most as a local shing guide and a participant in tournament shing. He was af liated with Oakview Baptist Church and VFW Post 10539. He is survived by his wife, Quin Nix of Okeechobee; sons, Tom (Becky) Nix of Atlanta, Ga., Billy and Adam Nix, both of Fla.; grandson, Jonathan Nix; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Nix, both of Atlanta. A memorial service, with Dr. John G. Garrison, pastor, of ciating, was held Friday, May 24, 2013, at Oakview Baptist Church. If friends desire, memorial contributions in Richards name may be made to Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., Okeechobee, FL 34974. Friends my send condolences online to www.buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements were under the direction o f Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terr., Okeechobee, FL. Vernon Conner, 95 OKEECHOBEE Vernon Conner passed away May 22, 2013. He was born in Pennsylvania and proudl y served our country in the US Navy. No services will be held. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the care o f Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florid a 34972. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News May 26, 2013Obituaries should be submitted to the Okeechobee News by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, Customers may also request photos and links to online guest books. A link to the obituaries is available at www.newszap.com View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com AMVets plan barbecue AMVets Post 200 on at S.R. 78 West will host a barbecue dinner on Sunday, May 26, starting at 1 p.m. Come by and remember our veterans.Legion hosting Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host Sunday night bingo beginning on Monday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. V FW plans holiday cookoutThe Big Lake VFW Post #10539 is having a Memorial Day cookout, on Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m. with ribs and chicken by Don, and potato salad and baked beans. There will be no wings. The public is welcome. Tickets for a Fathers Day Survival Kit are on sale at 6 for $5. The drawing is on June 9. Proceeds support Veteran programs. Call 863-763-2308 for information.Play Putt-Putt for charityThe Good Habits/Old Spirits 10th Annual Memorial Day Putt-Putt Tournament for KOA KIDS CARE CAMP is on Monday, May 27 Sign up at Good Spirits, 245 U.S. 441 S.E., from 9:30 a.m. until 11.30 a.m. The tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. at KOA. The format will be two-man blind draw teams. Participants must be 21 or older. The entry fee is $10 per person. Awards will be presented at the KOA Shanty Lounge after play. Lunch will be available at the KOA from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for a donation of $5 and will consist of burgers and hot dogs with fries. Help support our endeavor to keep a smile on our kids faces at their summer camp.Holiday services plannedMemorial Day Services in Flagler Park will be held Monday, May 27 beginning at 10 a.m. Citizens are reminded to bring lawn chairs because seating is limited. Festivities at the American Legion Post 64 will begin at 12:30 p.m. with music and a silent auction and a pulled pork dinner (via donation). For details, call 863-763-2950.Livestock Show group to meetThe Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show committee will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. in the Osceola Middle School gym. The public is welcome to attend. For additional information, go to www.okeechobeeyouthlivestockshow.com.Dinner event is cancelledThe May Dine with the Doctor event at Raulerson Hospital has been cancelled.Collaborative Council to meetThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, May 28 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the School Board Of ce.Support group will meetThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility, 608 N.E. Second Ave. (behind Ritas Furniture) will host a Parkinsons Support Group on Wednesday, May 29, at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, physical therapist, from New American Physical Therapy. There will be free adult care, and discussions on how to make a difference with family and caregiver support, while exchanging experiences of Parkinsons. Light refreshments will be served and day care services will be provided during the session at no cost. There is no charge to attend and it is open to the public, family and patients. For information, call 863-763-1700.Quit smoking program offeredA free, ve-week (one hour per week) Quit Smoking Now class will be held in the Raulerson Hospital cafeteria beginning May 29 and each Wednesday through June 26 at 3:30 p.m. To register, call 877-819-2357.Train-in-a-Day set for June 1Train-in-a-Day to become an American Red Cross Volunteer on Saturday, June 1 from 8:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the American Red Cross Service Center, 323 N. Parrot Ave. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For information or to register, call 772-878-7077; or, by e-mail at Eileen. Halatyn@redcross.org.Tobacco-Free meeting setOn Tuesday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. a special Tobacco-Free Partnership meeting will honor SWAT students and SWAT advisors. Dinner will be served so please RSVP. The meeting location will be at The Thompson Hall at The Pentecostals of Okeechobee, 405 S.W. 10th Ave. Please RSVP by calling 863447-9140.Domer hosts CoffeeCoffee with the Commissioner will be hosted by Commissioner Ray Domer on Tuesday, June 4 from 10 a.m. Noon and will be held in Commissioner Domers ofce located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St., Room 245. Citizens wishing to participate are encouraged to call 863-763-6441 to schedule an appointment. Community Events Brought to you by:Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236
GAINESVILLEFloridians have negative feelings about undocumented immigrants, but an overwhelming majority favor policy that would allow such immigrants a path to U.S. citizenship, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences survey suggests. The survey of 507 Floridians found that although many see undocumented immigrants as threats to their economic well-being and personal safety, they still had pockets of sympathetic views toward those trying to establish themselves as U.S. residents, said Tracy Irani, director of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education, or PIE Center, the research group that led the study. They de nitely have some concerns and some less favorable perceptions about undocumented immigrants, but despite that, still, the majority feels positively about there being some pathway toward citizenship for undocumented immigrants, Irani said. To me, thats the big takeaway. Jack Payne, UFs senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, said the immigration survey results point out precisely why the university must take a leading role in studying immigration and educating the public about the pros and cons of immigration reform. To solve an issue, you must understand that issue, Payne said. Immigration is a critical issue for Floridians its affecting agriculture, which is a key economic driver in our state, it affects our public schools, and our health care system we cant separate ourselves from it. Irani said the study found signi cant knowledge gaps about current and pending immigration policy. Among those gaps: Many respondents knew that undocumented immigrants often work in agriculture or outdoor industries, such as construction or roo ng, but only 6 percent of respondents knew that many work in the hospitality industry. About 58 percent of respondents did not know that babies born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants are automatically granted U.S. citizenship. And more than half of the surveys respondents were unaware of the E-Verify system being considered as a mandatory check to see if potential employees are authorized to work in the United States, she said. Seventy-three percent of survey respondents said they believe undocumented immigrants are a burden on the economy more than an asset, and 58 percent of respondents agreed with the statement undocumented immigrants reduce the number of good jobs for Americans. Despite those negative feelings, 85 percent said the government should either allow undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. and eventually become citizens or require them to leave and return and become citizens only if they meet speci c requirements. Only 15 percent said they would prefer the government to force undocumented immigrants out of the U.S. permanently. The survey showed that 44 percent of respondents reported knowing someone who came to the U.S. in the last 10 years, either documented or undocumented. Thirty-nine percent of those said they consider that person a friend. Survey respondents were asked to assign levels of importance to a number of topics, and immigration was not among their chief concerns. Only 70 percent of respondents reported it as extremely or highly important, dead last behind the economy, health care, water, the federal budget de cit, housing, K-12 education and higher education. The survey respondents were selected as a demographically representative sample of adult Florida residents. This is the second of four surveys PIE Center of cials hope to conduct every year, to track public sentiment over time. Besides immigration, the other topics include water, endangered species, and perceptions about organic and non-organic foods and agricultural practices used to grow them. 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Internet sales are picking up, so get your calves signed up with us on our PCA sales. We expect a BIG PCA sale at Marco on June 20. Greg Corson, Christmas, topped the calf market with a high of $2.85 bought by Terry Bomhak. Hugh Williams, Okeechobee, and Doyle Carlton III, Wauchula, both topped the cow market with a high of 90.00 bought by Central Beef. See ya next week, Jeff Okeechobee Livestock Market Report
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AccuWeather.com reports that with the tropics already heating up and Atlantic hurricane season beginning in a few days, NOAA released its 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast on May 23, predicting another active season. The agencys predictions are in line with A ccuWeather.coms forecast, which was released on May 15. NOAA predicts 13 to 20 named storms total, between seven and 11 of which will be hurricanes, and three to six of which will become major hurricanes. The season average is 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. Everybody seems to be in agreement that this is going to be another very active year in the Atlantic, AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said. NOAA also matched the AccuWeather long-range prediction that the 2013 season may unleash stronger storms than in the last couple of years. As we saw rst-hand with Sandy, its important to remember that tropical storm and hurricane impacts are not limited to the coastline, NOAAs forecast reads. Strong winds, torrential rain, ooding and tornadoes often threaten inland areas far from where the storm rst makes landfall. Though the agency does not issue predictions for U.S. landfalls, AccuWeather.com has predicted three this season. Areas of particular concern include the Gulf of Mexico, Florida and the East Coast. As the of cial start of the season nears, there is some information that suggests support for June or July development, Kottlowski said. Development in the Eastern Paci c next week could help lead to development in the Caribbean or southern Gulf of Mexico in the early part of June. People need to have a hurricane plan in order now, or be developing one now, not waiting until a hurricane or tropical storm starts showing up on weather maps, Kottlowski said. I cant emphasize that enough. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Buy a Home Delivery subscription for $6 a monthand receive an E-Subscription FREE* Your local news available right at your fingertips! Call (863) 763-3134 today! When you enroll in our EZPAY subscription planStay in the know with anE-subscription 9 Okeechobee News May 26, 2013 group secured an early 1970s model Huey Helicopter that once ew rescue missions. The group paid only $500 for the helicopter which should be available for viewing at an event on July 4 in Okeechobee, according to Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce detective and Army Reserve 1st Sgt. M.D. Faulkner. Mr. Faulkner said photos of the decommissioned helicopter, now stationed at Patrick Air Force Base in Melbourne, will be available for viewing on Memorial Day during the annual observance in the park. Mr. Faulkner explained he noticed the empty concrete pad in the park when he returned from Iraq in 2009 and went to work trying to secure the helicopter for the park. The city council approved the master plan for the park back in 1997 thanks to the efforts of veterans like Herb Nix and many others. Mr. Faulkner said he made thousands of phone calls and got countless noes when he made the request but didnt give up. He nally worked out the deal with the U.S. Department of State. Originally there was no money mentioned but later he received an invoice of $92,274. He didnt waiver and continued to negotiate with of cials and ultimately agreed to the price of $500. A professional company will be secured to place the helicopter in the park. The veterans will likely place the helicopter on a atbed truck for the July 4 event. Local business Frank Decarlo has agreed to pick up the helicopter for the community on May 29 at no cost, Mr. Faulkner added. A committee was developed to help with the helicopter project. They include Mr. Faulkner, Bryant Culpepper, Dowling Watford, Dan Fennell, Brian Whitehall and Larr y Richardson. Mr. Faulkner also thanked the VFW South Auxiliary and American Legion Post 64 for their assistance. Donations will be accepted to help pa y for the cost of restoring the helicopter. It has no engine and is DE milled and decommissioned and deemed appropriate for a static display. The park already includes an M60 tank, a 20 foot Mark 14 torpedo, twin 40 mm gun mounts, a single 40 mm mount, and a veinch, 38 gun mount. Veterans here have been committed for over 17 years to complete this park, Mr. Faulkner said. We continued the effort and were committed to complete it. Mr. Faulkner said many of these helicopters have been destroyed and many were bought up by the motion picture industry. Mr. Faulkners father, Captain Forrest Faulkner, piloted one of these helicopters when he served in the Vietnam War. Mr. Faulkner invited all veterans and their families and all citizens of Okeechobee to attend the July 4 event. It has been many years in the making. It will be a great day for our veterans. The park has been a tremendous success for our community. This helicopter will be a memorial for all veterans, especially the Vietnam era. Mr. Faulkner said the helicopter should bring a lot more attention to the park. It is a model 205 HH 1 H Huey Air Force model. Faulkner said he looks forward to looking at the ight book and manual to learn when and where the helicopter ew and what missions it took part in. VETERANSContinued From Page 1 no idea what was waiting for her on the other end. On the line was a frantic mother who had just found her 4-year-old daughter with a cord wrapped around her neck and hanging from the bottom of the top bunk bed in the childs bedroom. The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce dispatcher, reaching deep to remain calm and step by step, instructed the w oman on how to perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). My rst thing to do is to calm her down and to get units (ambulances) to her. But, being a mom, you feel her pain. I felt her pain, recalled Mrs. Jones, the mother of three. Those are the worst types of calls to take. Listening, the childs mother did as she w as instructed and continued to perform CPR until an Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue (OCF/R) ambulance arrived and took over. About an hour later, while receiving medical care at Raulerson Hospital, the child started to get her breath back. She was then airlifted to St. Marys Hospital in West Palm Beach. But at 2:58 a.m. Monday, March 25, the child died. OCSO Detective Ted Van Deman had nothing but praise for Mrs. Jones and the w ay she handled that call. Its really easy to celebrate the successes in life. This was a very dif cult situation and she handled it very well, he said. It needed to be recognized even though, in the long run, it didnt come through as we wanted it to. The veteran investigator passed his thoughts on to his supervisors and they agreed with him. Because of her actions and reacting to an almost impossible situation with calm and professionalism, Mrs. Jones has been presented an award for exemplary service. Detective Van Deman felt she needed to be commended for her heroic actions. And Sheriff Paul May agreed, saying: Usually a call for law enforcement service comes through our dispatchers. If they get it w rong, it could end badly. We are proud of Regina and the rest of our dispatchers. They dont get a lot of praise but they do an outstanding job. Detective Van Deman said he didnt listen to the tape of that call until nearly a week later. How sad, he said of the call. She (Mrs. Jones) gave that mother a purpose. That mother was as desperate as shes ever been and she (Mrs. Jones) gave her hope and purpose. That goes a long way. But after more than seven years of dealing with desperation at the other end of the phone, Mrs. Jones is going to do something else. She has been accepted to nursing school and will attend classes at Indian River State College starting in August. Her last day at the dispatch center is June 30. Between that day and her rst day of nursing school she plans to spend time with her children who are 13, 20 and 21 years of age. As she thinks back to that March afternoon she admits there has been some pain. But she added, her husband Ricky, a reghter/paramedic with OCF/R, has been a big help. Its nice to have a person at home to bounce these things off of, she said, even though he wasnt involved with that call. Of the award, Mrs. Jones admitted she was surprised because dispatchers are kind of invisible. Still, she said, its nice to be recognized. But, its bittersweet, she said. After that call was complete I was very sad. I felt I did my job. But, being on the phone, you kind of feel helpless. I just wish there was more. I wish I could have been there to help that mother. And, as a nurse, shell be able to put her caring nature to good use and directly help others in their time of need. JONESContinued From Page 1 NOAA predicts active hurricane season After that call was complete, I was very sad. I felt I did my job. But, being on the phone, you kind of feel helpless. I just wish there was more. I wish I could have been there to help that mother. Regina Jones OCSO dispatcher
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announced May 24 that water releases from Lake Okeechobee will continue at least through early June as part of its effort to manage lake levels for the upcoming wet season. The Corps has developed another 10-day schedule of releases that will begin on Tuesday, May 28, for the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The target ow over the 10-day period is 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at W.P. Franklin Lock (S-79) near Fort Myers. The target ow for the St. Lucie Estuary is 250 cfs, as measured at the St. Lucie Lock near Stuart. The target ow will include lake water, and any runoff that might be collected in the St. Lucie Canal. The release is being conducted in accordance with the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS), the master plan for water management of the lake. Friday, the lake stage was 13.40 feet, which is within the Low Operational Sub-Band. Under current conditions, the Corps is authorized to release up to 2,000 cfs to the Caloosahatchee and 730 cfs to the St. Lucie. The releases are currently being held wbelow those levels to minimize impacts to the environment. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com Wedding, engagement, birth, graduation, birthday and anniversary announcements in print and online! Publish your community news item or press release. Get 100 words and one photo for only $25Visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News 12 Okeechobee News May 26, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man is being held on $100,000 bond in the Okeechobee County Jail following his arrest for allegedly molesting a young child. William John Paull, 64, U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Wednesday, May 22, on a felony charge of lewd and lascivious molestation victim under 12 years of age. Paull was accused of making the child commit a sex act that was apparently witnessed by another adult, stated an arrest af davit by Detective Ted Van Deman of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO). The detective's arrest report stated the witness saw the incident while in another room of the home without Paull knowing it. As soon as the woman saw what was going on she stopped it and ordered Paull to leave. According to Detective Van Deman when Paull initially asked the child to perform the act she refused, but he then grabbed her and forced her to commit the act. Man accused of molesting child under age of 12 William Paull 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 Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Sylvester Eugene Arnold, 41, N.E. 14th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 23 by Deputy Nathaniel Mitchell on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation credit card fraud and violation of probation criminal use of personal identi cation. He was released on his own recognizance. Luis Alanis Enrique-Bautista, 27, La Coco St., Palm Bay, was arrested May 23 by Deput y Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of uttering a forged bill. He was released on his own recognizance. Susy Marie Sedatol, 35, S.W. 72nd Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested May 23 by Deput y Jose Garduno on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation possession of cocaine. She is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone liste d here who is later found innocent or has ha d the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce investigated the following reports of crimes last week.ASSAULT 2700 block of N.W. 53rd Terrace 200 block of S.W. Second Ave. 2800 block of U.S. 441 NBURGLARY 7600 block of N.W. 87th Court 14400 block of N.W. 256th St. 1600 block of S.R. 70 E. 14400 block of N.W. 292nd St. 8600 block of U.S. 441 S.E.CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 700 block of N.W. 21st Lane 2600 block of N.W. First St. 4000 block of N.W. 36th St. 3200 block of U.S. 441 S.FRAUD 1100 block of N.W. 39th Circle 2300 block of S.W. 21st St. 4500 block of U.S. 441 S. 600 block of S.E. 25th St. 2600 block of N.E. Sixth CourtTHEFT 6200 block of S.E. 98th Trail 3000 block of 36th Ave. 14400 block of N.W. 284th St. 4800 block of U.S. 441 S. 100 block of N.E. 64th Ave. 8600 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 2000 block of N.E. 304th St. 15900 block of S.R. 70 E. 3100 block of U.S. 441 S. 3100 block of U.S. 441 S. 3100 block of U.S. 441 S. 1500 block of S.R. 70 E. 3100 block of U.S. 441 S. OCSO Investigations A rmy Corps of Engineers to continue releases from Lake Okeechobee The Florida Department of Transportation advises motorists to take care in areas of road work. Work planned in Okeechobee County this week includes the following: US 441, from SR 15/CR 68, east to Northwest 344th Street: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing the shoulders near the roadway. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures and use caution when traveling through work area. U.S. 98/U.S. 441 at the Taylor Creek Drawbridge: Construction project: Work continues to make structural, mechanical and electrical repairs to the drawbridge, replace expansion joints, renovate the control house, paint the bridge, restore concrete on SR 15, and make slope repairs. Bridge work continues this week w ith preparations for the painting of the bridge and installation of new mechanical and electrical equipment. Crews will be working both daytime and nighttime hours. Both the daytime and nighttime work may require intermittent opening of the drawbridge (approximately 15 minutes). Some work may be performed on Saturday but traf c impacts are not anticipated. Motorists should drive with caution and plan for delays in traf c. Project completion is estimated in summer 2013. The contractor is M& J Construction of Pinellas County, Inc. U.S. 98/U.S. 441, from Northwest 36th Street to Northwest 9th Street: Maintenance project: Crews are edging and sweeping along the sidewalks and curbs in the area. No lane closures are expected however motorists should drive with caution. SR 710, from north side of SR 710 between SR 70 and Northeast 34th Avenue: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing the drainage structures. No lane closures are expected, but motorists are advised to be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway and to use caution driving in this area. SR 70, between SW 72nd Terrace and Southwest 8th Avenue: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing drainage structures. Motorists should expect lane closures. Motorists are also advised to be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway and to use caution driving in this area. SR 70, from Southwest 24th Street to U.S. 98/US 441: Maintenance project: Crews are edging and sweeping along the sidewalks and curbs in the area. No lane closures are expected, but motorists are advised to be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway and to use caution driving in this area. Okeechobee Road Watch
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Free Checking We Believe In You Completely Free Business Checking This free business checking option is convenient and opens up a world of features to your business no matter the size. No Minimum Balance No Monthly Maintenance Fee Free Online Banking with Bill Pay Free Business Debit MasterCard 500 Free Monthly Transaction Items*We Believe In You And Your Business! Tabitha Trent Branch Manager/VP Open A New Business Checking Account & Get up to $125 OFF Standard Checks to get started! *if you deposit more than $10,000 in currency or if more than 500 items process through this account monthly on a regular basis, we may notify you that the account may need to be transferred to CSBs commercial analysis checking product.2100 S. Parrott Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863)763-5573 13 Okeechobee News May 26, 2013 Submitted photo/ OCSORide for Rights organizer honoredMarc Sandlin (second from left) was recently honored for his work in organizing, emceeing and coordinating an April 20 motorcycle show held in conjunction with the 19th Judicial Victims Rights Coalitions Ride for Rights motorcycle ride. The eighth annual ride started in St. Lucie County and ended in downtown Okeechobee where the riders were treated to a barbecue rib dinner. Mr. Sandlin, of the Style Studio Custom Motorcycle Shop in Okeechobee, was the Master of Ceremonies for the bike show. Honoring Mr. Sandlin for his efforts were (left to right) Sheriff Paul May, Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce Victims Advocate Joan Johnson and OCSO Major Noel Stephen.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 14 Okeechobee News May 26, 2013 OHS student-athletes honored by school board Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySarah Davis was a senior on the OHS softball team that won the District 12-7A Championship this year. She was honored at the May 14 school board meeting. At right is Ken Kenworthy, superintendent of schools. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLexi Manson (left_ was one of the seniors honored by the school board on May 14. Manson helped the OHS softball team win the District 12-7A title this year. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyKathy Simmons (left) was a senior on the OHS softball team honored for their success by the Okeechobee County School Board on May 14. With Ms. Simmons is Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy (right). Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyAmi Edwards (left) was district champion in the shot put this year and nished sixth at the regional earlier this month. She was honored by the Okeechobee County School Board. At right is Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyTabitha Henry (left) quali ed for regional and for the state nals in track this year in long distance running. She was honored at the May 14 meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board. May blood drives plannedWhile you are planning your vacation, many are facing a long time in a hospital or recovery center. Help them with a donation of blood to speed their recovery. Be a life saver during this months blood drives. Sunday, May 26 Blockbuster Video, 2 7 p.m. Monday, May 27 Memorial Day Observance, Park 1, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 -Okeechobee Correctional Inst. 9:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 Wal Mart, 1 6 p.m.
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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publishers approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word advertisement. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Lost*$100.00 REWARD* 1YR OLD MALE,GRAY STRIPED DOMESTIC CAT,WEIGHS 12LBS., MISSING FROM NORTH PARK TIRE SINCE FRIDAY 4/26/13 AT 4PM. NO QUESTIONS ASKED! CALL863-763-7750 OR 863-763-4517 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesAnns Affordable Cleaning Service and Pressure Washing. Inside and outside cleaning. Great References. 15 yrs. exp. Call@863-801-3296 License#10812 Employment Full TimeAC Tech with Experience DFWP, Bene ts Avail. Apply in person at 312 SW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL.CDL Class A DriverSoutheast Milk is seeking CDL Class A driver *Must have a minimum of 2 years veri able experience. Medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D, STD, LTD, 401KAccess www.southeastmilk.org to print a driver application or call 800-544-8429 for more information DFWP & EEO CLASS ACDL DRIVER Must haver Tanker experience and related work history. Call Mon Fri only. 863-467-9800. EXPERIENCED COOK Now Hiring Must have references Apply in person between 7am & 2pm @ Crossroads Restaurant 5050 NE 128th Ave. Okeechobee, FL (863)763-8333.DRUG FREE WORK PLACE Professional Painters wanted must have tools and transportation. 5 to 6 days a week in June, July and August in Okeechobee County. Call 352-256-7665 and ask for Ed. Employment Part Time CITY OF OKEECHOBEEACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UNTIL JUNE 4 FOR A TEMPORARY PART-TIME PUBLIC WORKS MAINTENANCE OPERATORSee website for application & job description: cityofokeechobee.com or from City Hall, City Clerks Of ce, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 100, Okeechobee, FL, 863-763-3372 ext. 215. Successful candidates are required to pass a pre-employment substance screening/physical.EEO/ADA/GINA/VP/DFWP Registered X-ray Technologist Part time with 1 year experience preferred. please call 863-467-7084 or fax resume to 863-467-6833 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Part Time Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. Horses horseshoeing Shoes & trim only 80.00 and 35.00 (786)523-5284 Mauro Professional horseshoeing (786)523-5284 When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 EX-LARGE (1)BEDROOM (1)BATH W/EAT-IN KITCHEN. CHARMING MEXICAN CLAY TILE FLOORS THROUGHOUT. NEW INTERIOR, SITUATED ON FIRST CLASS SPRAWLING PROPERTY. $555.PER MONTH, INCLUDING ALL UTILITIES AND LAWN CARE. NO PETS CALL M-F 863-467-9800 For Rent2/1 Oak Lake Apts Washer/Dryer/Patio $750/mth incl water 1st, last, $500 Security Call: 863-634-3312. On The Rim Canal 2 sm travel trailers not in a park 1BR each 1 with enclosure $450. mth, the other is $425. mth incd ele/gas, sec dep $300. no pets. 863-697-0214. Condos/Townhouses RentKINGS BAY 2br, 1ba, W/D, very clean, tile oors $550 + sec. (863)763-2414 Condos/Townhouses Rent2bd/1ba Townhome with w/d, completely furnished, short or long term lease, with or with out utilities. Located in Kings Bay. Call 863-634-8331 For Rent2/2 Villa #49 Completely remodeled, very clean. BRAND NEW CONDITION No pets $900/mth 1st, last, $600 Security. Call 863-634-3312. Taylor Creek Condo 2/1, On water, Pool, Dock. $850/mo + 1st & sec. Short term rates also available Call (863)634-8756 Houses Rent1 & 2 BEDROOM NICELY FURNISHED HOUSES WITH OR WITHOUT UTILITIES LONG OR SHORT TERM LEASE (863)447-0742. Adorable (In Town Okee.) 2br./2ba. WDlaundry rm., Screened Porch, lawn service included. Non smkg. Envmt. Sm. Pet OK. $800 mo., 1st, last, & Sec. 941-504-3954. OKEE 2bd/1ba Clean CBS House, furnished, enclosed porch, w/d, large yard ,by 15-B. $700 mo. plus security. Call 786-201-0306 Office Space RentFOR RENT: Store front on Park St., nice show room or of ce area & warehouse. FOR RENT:Of ce space $250.00 mo. includes utilities also has of ce equipment and le cabinets. Call for details 863-634-7781 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Houses SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Lots SaleBuild your dream home on a beautiful lot adjoining the golf course in The Oaks of Blue Heron. $25,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Large fenced lot with oak trees in Treasure Island Zoned for houses or mobile homes. $18,000.00 Call 863-634-2820 Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income, Vacant Land, located at: 20 NE 363rd Ct., Okeechobee $27,900. Visit: www.roseland co.com\82H Drive by then call (866) 523-5742 Mobile Home RentFOR RENT 2/2 MH IN GREAT LOCATION, SCREEN ROOM, REC. ROOM, $650./MO. 1ST, LAST & SEC. CALL 863-697-3898 LABELLE Nice 3br/2ba w/d, d/w, Ctrl. ac, 2.5 acres, fenced, deck, pets OK. $900/mo. + $900 sec. & last month. (239) 910-5115. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 16 Okeechobee News May 26, 2013 Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!
Mobile Home RentOKEECHOBEE Lrg. 3br./2ba. DW. $900 month. $2300 move in. Lrg. 2br./2ba. DW. $800 month. $2100 move in. Yearly lease required. 863-634-9119. Mobile HomeSaleFor Sale 2br/1ba Mobile Home in 55+ Park on canal with Lake access, screened porch & shed. $2,200.00 O.B.O. Call 863-623-6256 Palm Harbor 4/2 $499/Month http://www.palm harbor.com/ model-center/plantcity/ John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.CASE No. 2009CA000507 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., PLAINTIFF, vs. MARY B. EDISON, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF ACTION To: The Unknown Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, and all. Others who may claim an interest in the Estate of Hillie, Deceased RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 7862 NE 16th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Okeechobee County, Florida: LOT 3, ROSEWOOD ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 90, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Gladstone Law Group, P.A., attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33486, and le the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the rst publication of this notice, otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Okeechobee Times. DATED: May 16, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court BY: Jennifer Rediker Deputy Clerk of the Court If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact ADA Coordinator at 772-807-4377, fax ADA@circuit19.org, Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 443731 ON 5/19,26/2013 We are pledged to operate our newspaper as a public trust. Fairness is extremely important to us. We admit our errors promptly and we dont bury the corrections. (If error appears on the front page, thats where we print the correction.) Sometimes people dont like what has been written about them. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Chuck and Sissy Moore of Okeechobee, Fla., would like to announce the engagement of their son, Robert Justin (RJ) Moore to Heather Elizabeth Collier, daughter of Willie Collier and Shaunna Collier. Grandparents of the bride are late George and Noami Collier, formerly of Sebring and Betty Signor and the late Sig Signor from Winter Haven. Grandparents of the groom are Vera Maguire and late Dale Maguire from Okeechobee and Betty Moore and the late Bob Moore, formerly from Indiantown. The bride and groom both graduated from Okeechobee High School. ROBERT JUSTIN RJ MOORE ENGAGEMENT HEATHER ELIZABETH COLLIER www.harborcb.com(863)357-6880 valid through June 1, 2013Coupon must be presented at time of service 18 Okeechobee News May 26, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ OMSCount down to summer!These Osceola Middle School Students of the Week for May 13-17, are counting down the days to summer! Pictured in no particular order are Trey Popovich, Savannah Medina, Shelia Flood, Adrian Gomez, Julissa Hernandez (not pictured), Donnie Watson, Angela Langdale (not pictured), Sherry Altman, Bailey Hansen (not pictured), Madison Usry-Martin and our Teacher of the Week, Mr. Carroll! Congratulations, Warriors!
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 email@example.com 1200 S. Parrott Ave. Century21okeechobee.com 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 1003-M: Seminole Cove 55+ comm. w/ clubhouse amenities. Great lake view, 2/2 DWMH w/addition, 2 car carport, 1023 sq ft under air/1957Total sq ft $69,900 NOW $67,500 MLS #206023 REDUCED FORECLOSURE 5006-M: Ft. Drum 2 bdm, 2 ba DWMH on a nice large lot. Needs some work. 1344 sq ft under air/1831 total sq ft. $32,000 MLS #206104 5011-M: Four Seasons 2006, 2br/2ba MH on acre. Great location for east coast commuters! Fenced yard w/4 sheds, wooden front porch. Make offer! $59,000 MLS #204129 5036-M: 2BR/2BA Mobile home on 1.48-/+ acre. 924 total sq ft. Large front deck, Island Kitchen, in back yard and shed. $45,000 MLS #206799 5010-H: Great view from this 2-story Rim Canal house on 1.98+/acres. 2/1 downstairs. 1/1 upstairs. Kit., Lvg pole barn, fenced, boat ramp. $140,000 MLS #206826 1001-M: River Run Waterfront well maintained with seapaved driveway and screen in porch. 1598 under air/2102 total sq ft. $59,900 MLS #206852 Indian Hammock Two 2+/acre parcels $35,000 Make Offer! Lot behind SunTrust Bank $18,000 5+/-acres NW 30th Ter $42,000 Dixie Ranch 4+/-acres $30,000 Basswood Lot 124x125 $6,000 Make Offer! acre in Edgewater $14,000 Make offer! MLS #206356 40+/Acres of vacant/pasture land in the Fort Drum area. Paved street in front $120,000 NOW $118,900 MLS #206360 319+/-acres on Hwy 441 N $4,000,000 55+/-acres on SR 710 $330,000. Make Offer! 21.41 +/acres in Bridlewood Ranches $57,900 104 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 8/24/2012POOL HOUSE BEAUTY JUST OFF RIM CANAL HOMES ONLY SECTION CBS 3/2 with ceramic tile floors, bathrooms, all new pool (2003) with screen covered heat pump, boat house, sprinkler system, all steel garage, trusses solid steel, 12 high doors. MLS #206788. Over 100 Listings EASTSIDE Beauty! 2005 Scottbuilt Presidential 3 Bd/ 2 Ba DWMH. Exceptional upgrades! 1664 SF under air. Island kitchen! Majestic master suite. Two tier deck with above ground pool, privacy fence. Shed. Star Quality! $67,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 19 Okeechobee News May 26, 2013 From the Florida Department of Health For many, Memorial Day Weekend means relaxation, playing poolside, and barbecuing w ith family and friends. When planning this y ears cook out, keep a look out for healthy food alternatives. Got the grill ready? Mix up the traditional summer menu by trading hotdogs and hamburgers for a leaner meat like chicken. Fish is another good option which is high in protein, low in saturated fat, a great source of vitamins and minerals, and often laden with omega-3 fatty acids that reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Online at www.freshfrom orida. com, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Chef Justin Timineri shares guilt-free seafood recipes, such as grilled grouper tangerine that are sure to delight your guests and keep their healthy eating on track. Is potato salad on your shopping list? Try a fresher choice like an orange and olive salad, or other veggie-heavy alternatives. Opting for vinaigrettes instead of cream-based dressings and loading up on grilled, raw or roasted vegetables lowers the calorie count while satisfying hunger. If you consider pasta salad a must, choose whole wheat farfalle, penne or fusilli to give this cook out staple a healthy twist. Cookouts usually have side dishes galore, but munching on decadent treats like onion rings, potato chips or calorie-rich casseroles are the shortest path to over-indulging. Swap chips and dip for celery and hummus; queso cheese dip for homemade guacamole; or macaroni and cheese for low-calorie coleslaw. Fruit skewers add color to your spread while allowing guests to cool off, ll up, and keep those excess calories at bay. Sugary beverages can add a lot of calories to a meal so stroll straight past the soda aisle on your pre-cookout shopping trip and impress your guests with homemade Southern-style tea. Already bogged down by too much cooking? Get your kids to help with some fresh squeezed lemonade with just a dash of sugar, or slice some lemon and cucumbers to give fresh water a little zest. Eating right is no easy feat when entertaining, but a little planning makes all the difference. Map out your nutritious menu, hit the market, and throw a great party that inspires guests to stick to a healthy routine. Maintaining a healthy weight is all about habit, and holiday cook outs are no reason to stray from a healthy life. For healthy recipes from Chef Justin, visit www.freshfrom orida.com. For your cook out, keep a look out for healthy choices Grilled Grouper TangerineIngredients: four 6-ounce grouper llets two tangerines, juiced and zested 2 tablespoons dry white wine 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, course ground vegetable cooking spray fresh herbs for garnish tangerine slices for garnish Directions: Place the llets in a shallow dish. To prepare the citrus marinade, combine the zest from both tangerines with tangerine juice, olive oil, white wine, herbs and black pepper in a small bowl; mix well. Pour the marinade over the sh and marinate for 1-2 hours in refrigerator. Coat grill with vegetable spray and preheat on medium-high heat. Grill llets for 4 to 5 minutes on each side until center is opaque and meat akes easily with a fork. Garnish with herbs and tangerine slices and serve. SOURCE; http://www.the oridachef. com. Feta, Tomato and Caper Potato SaladIngredients: 1 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled or unpeeled kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced 1/3 cup black olives, pitted and halved (preferably kalamata olives) 2 tablespoons capers, drained 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil pinch crushed red pepper akes for heat 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 1 teaspoon dried oregano, or 1 tablespoon fresh oregano 1/4 cup olive oil Directions: Place the potatoes in a pot, cover with cold water by at least an inch, add a good pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the potatoes are almost tender. Drain on a rack set in the sink and leave them there until cool enough to handle. Cut potatoes into 1/3-inch cubes. Drop them into a mixing bowl, separating the cubes as you go. Add the tomatoes, onion, olives, capers, basil, feta and red pepper akes. Toss gently. Crumble the oregano over the top, pour in the oil and toss gently. SOURCE; http://www.the oridachef. com Southern Style TeaIngredients: 1 pinch baking soda 2 cups boiling water 6 tea bags 3/4 cup natural Florida sugar 6 cups cool water Directions: Add the baking soda into a 64-ounce, glass pitcher. Pour in boiling water, and add tea bags. Cover, and allow steeping for 15 minutes. Remove tea bags, and discard; stir in sugar until completely dissolved. Pour in cool water, then refrigerate until cold. SOURCE; http://www.the oridachef. com.
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