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Sunday, July 7, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 81 14.52 feetLast Year: 12.01 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus ta x See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. 9 ball champs head to Vegas ... Page 2 Corps increases releases from lake ... Page 7 Know the risks of Lymphedema ... Page 10 County budget woes draw comments ... Page 4 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News More than 150 new laws took effect las t week that include: the closing of a loophol e that allowed mentally ill people to buy guns; prohibiting the arti cial coloring of animals; and, limiting the use of unmanned drones by law enforcement. We'll take a encapsulated look at thos e and some other new bills that were signed by Governor Rick Scott, as well as indicat e how local state legislators voted. In som e cases, however, no votes were recorded bu t the bill passed and was then approved b y the governor. Local legislators include Senator Bill Galvano (Glades County), Senator Denis e Grimsley (Okeechobee County) and Representative Dr. Cary Pigman (Glades and Scott inks over 150 new laws Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenIndependence Day celebrationThe Fraternal Order of Police hosted a community reworks show at Okee-Tantie on July 4. Fireworks were shot over the Kissimmee River, delighting the hundreds of area residents who gathered for the event. For more, see page 15. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News As Reverend John Glenn looked at the Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter parked behind him the unpleasant memories of his time spent in Vietnam were etched on his face. "I spent 15 months in the back of one of these," he told the crowd as he pointed backward to the chopper, also known as a Huey. "At times I wondered where God was. Then one day I realized, God was smack dab in the middle of it (the war)." As Rev. Glenn, the owner Vets, dignitaries gather for helicopter ceremony (Photo at right) Okeechobee County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper addresses a crowd gathered in Flagler Park on July 4 as the JROTC from Okeechobee High School present the colors.See HUEY Page 5 See LAWS Page 5 Okeechobee News/ Eric Kopp
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Budget The county and city should combine their departments. Theres only one little bitty town in Okeechobee County and the city part is about as big as a large citys subdivision. Most of the county is unincorporated. If YOU decide to live out in the middle of nowhere thats your prerogative, but dont expect a response time of under 10 minutes w hen zombie drug addicts come busting down your gravel driveway. I would be a deputy before I would be a teacher. The deputies are at least armed w here the teachers have to face the same kids the deputies are having trouble with unarmed. The county commissioners are going to raise our taxes so well get to pay even more for the same services which is nothing for the majority of the property in the county. The taxpayers need to start/continue complaining to the county commissioners to not raise our taxes but make cuts instead. Contract out the tax collectors of ce, the courthouse security, the county jail, all the county grass cutting and any other county service that can be contracted out. The county is in bad nancial shape and its going to continue to get worst so they need to make the cuts now. The only way to x the problem is to get businesses to move here but they w ill not locate here when the total tax rate for this county is one of the highest in South Florida.Crime rate One reason we have so much crime is that people cannot nd work. If jobs were easier to nd and paid a living wage, I think there would be fewer thefts. I am not excusing the thieves, but if you make it easier to nd a job they have less incentive to break the law. Raising taxes will make it harder to nd jobs because businesses wont come here. Everyone can help cut the crime rate by simply making sure they lock their doors. Lock your car doors when you park your car. Get in the habit of doing it every time, even in your own yard. Lock the door to your home when you leave. Get a security system. Fence the yard and get a big dog. Help protect your own home and property. State property The state doesnt have to pay taxes on the land it owns. The state owns 495,321 acres in Okeechobee between the state, DEP, and SFWMD and makes a payment to the county of around $13,000. If that land was still on the tax rolls the county would collect $203,406. The land is vacant but it would have to pay $38,000 for the re tax for vacant land, that is even crazier that you have to pay that much re tax on land that is vacant. You wonder why businesses dont locate here, the taxes in the counties around is cheaper. Here is the other thing, every time the state, DEP, or SFWMD buys land or conservation easements the taxes collected by the county on that land is reduced or eliminated but we still have to provide service to it which cost us money. Every time a re truck, ambulance, or law enforcement gets a call out to stateowned facilities, the taxpayers of Okeechobee county are picking up the tab. If the government entity pays no taxes, it stands to reason they are getting those services for free. When you consider that the land that the state agencies own is vacant $13,000 is an over payment for the services that they receive from the county. The re department gets the Forestry Service to ght any res on the land. Law enforcement on the land is either the DEP or the game wardens. Since it is vacant land it has no impact on the school system, so the only service might be the EMTs if they have to respond to something on the property. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Okeechobee News July 7, 2013 Public Forum/Speak Out 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. You may also comment using y our Facebook login in the comments s ection after stories posted on that s ite. Those who do not wish to comm ent online may email comments t o firstname.lastname@example.org or mail comments to Okeechobee News, 107 S .w. 17th Street, Suite D., Okeechobee, F lorida 34974, or drop written comm ents through the mail slot in the of ce door. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! By Tommaso PasquarellaDont be weary of doing what is right. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Let us not grow weary of doing good, doing what is right, and let us not abdicate our responsibility to do what God has called us to. Let us not grow tired doing the will of God in our lives. Why shouldnt we grow weary? Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father. (Galatians 1:4) Jesus gave Himself, He died so that we can have life. Jesus died so that we can be delivered from this present evil world. Jesus died to free us for that was the will of His Father, our Father in heaven. We can avoid growing weary of doing what is right by following the one who gave Himself that He might deliver, free, and restore us. This little church has been duped, conned, tricked in order to follow religion instead of a relationship. I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel. (Galatians 1:6) Paul was shocked, dumbfounded, astonished that they left what is the true gospel, the good news, that was perfect. Truly it is understandable to see how Pauls heart for these Galatians is breaking, he is oored, because he is the one who helped them to trust Jesus and taught them for a long time. They are dear to his heart. Listen to how He wants us to handle these false teachers. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:8) Paul gets real bold. He tells them that if we, meaning any Christian who is with him, or angels from heaven, preach anything other than the gospel which was preached to them in the beginning let them be accursed. These are strong words, yet it is good to stand for the truth and be serious to contend for the faith you have in Christ. Let them be judged as false teachers, by no means give up praying for them, but by all means do not allow them to continue to spread lies about the God of heaven. But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? (Galatins 4:9) Paul is asking the Galatians as He tells us, after we have known God, or better still known by God how can we turn back to sin? How can we turn back to weak and beggarly elements? The word in the Greek could mean sick or weak and beggarly elements are poor elements, like drugs, alcohol, or cutting. Why would we go back to prison cells that we were freed from? How can we turn back to slavery? Not only do we turn again to sinful habits, but sometimes dont we even begin to desire to be back in sin? Do you know God? Do you know the king of glory? Would He agree with you? Would He say that He knows you? It is a revealing question and can show our hearts where we are fallen short and cause us to repent and draw near. So how come we know God and we are known of God, do we turn back to things that do not matter? Have you ever wondered why you keep on doing things the same way expecting different outcomes? Do you ever get weary of doing well, doing what is right when you sit there and watch others doing wrong? Watching people prosper while in such sin may cause us to get weary of doing good. Fret not thysel f because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked. (Proverbs 24:19) Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. (Psalms 37:1) Do not worry yoursel f because of the wicked. This does not mean you should not care for them or desire for them to be redeemed and restored to God. We should not worry that they are out to get us, because they were out to get Jesus rst. Even though this world is against us let us trust Jesus and not get tired of following, because things do not go our way. We should also not be envious of the wicked because they prosper or so it seems, why? If they die in rebellion they will come to eternal punishment. Dont envy or think they get to have more fun as some say, but weep for them for they are heading to a Christless eternity. Think of Paul, who is writing this letter from His Romans imprisonment. He is being persecuted for holding to the gospel, about to be put to death. How does He respond, does He give up? No, he did not grow weary? Have you grown weary of continuing in your following Jesus? Sometimes I gro w weary. Sometimes I grow tired. Sometimes I just want to say that I do not want to do this anymore. The question I have to ask is do I want to be obedient and serve even when I get weary. So, what do I do? So what do you do? If you do know Him and you have lost focus, grown weary you too need to repent and continue to believe in the gospel which saved you. Re ections from the Pulpit
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News July 7, 2013 Okeechobee counties). Bills will be designated as Senate Bills (SB) or House Bills (HB). ANIMAL SB 674 requires all public or private animal shelters and animal control agencies to compile and maintain records concerning dogs and cats the facility takes in and the disposition of those animals. The bill also authorizes a facility to charge a fee for requested records, pursuant to Chapter 119 of the Florida statutes. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. HB 851 clari es and de nes aggravated animal cruelty by stating it can result from a persons failure to act, and a person who commits multiple acts of animal cruelty may be charged with a separate offense for each act. Also, it will be a second-degree misdemeanor to arti cially color animals under 12 w eeks of age, or fowl or rabbits of any age. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. EDUCATION HB 609 requires each district school board to adopt a policy prohibiting bullying and harassment in district schools. The law prohibits bullying or harassment of any public K-12 student or employee during a public K-12 education program or activity; during a school-related or school-sponsored program or activity; on a public K-12 school bus; or through a computer, computer system or computer network that is within the scope of a public K-12 educational institution. The bill passed favorably in the House 118-0. HB 21 requires the Department of Education to create a uniform, statewide identication badge signifying that a non-instructional contractor has satis ed the speci ed background screening requirements. The badge must be recognized by each Florida school district, visibly worn by the contractor when on school grounds and be valid for ve years. The bill passed favorably in the House 117-0. ENVIRONMENT SB 1472 deals with nuclear and combined cycle power plants and establishes a process for review and approval by the Public Service Commission. It also requires that commission to conduct a comprehensive review of any proposed nuclear power plant that meets speci ed conditions and for which early cost recovery has been authorized. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. HB 1083 declares that underground storage of natural gas is in the public interest and establishes a regulatory structure that: provides for protection of water supplies; provides for protection of natural gas storage facilities and storage rights with respect to injected gas; speci es that limitations on the amount of oil and gas taken do not apply to non-native gas recovered from a permitted natural gas storage facility; and, speci es that such storage projects and projects to construct interstate natural gas pipelines are subject to certi cation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. SB 244 provides water management districts with guidance concerning minimum ows and levels, water reservations, recovery or prevention strategies and multidistrict projects. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. LAW HB 875 makes it a rst-degree misdemeanor for an unlicensed private security or private investigator to engage in any activity that requires a license. It also authorizes licensed security of cers and licensed security agency managers who also possess a valid class G rearms license to temporarily detain a person as long as they are on duty and in uniform, and have probable cause to believe that a person has committed or is committing a crime against the client operating the premises or the clients patron. The bill passed favorably in the House 116-0. HB 7083 creates another method in which a death warrant may be issued and repeals provisions of the Death Penalty Reform Act that were held unconstitutional by the Florida Supreme Court, and creates reporting requirements that hold courts accountable for delays in the post-conviction process. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. HB 1355 prohibits the sale or delivery of rearms to persons who have been adjudicated mentally defective or who have been committed to a mental institution by a court. Persons who have voluntarily admitted themselves to a mental institution are not precluded from purchasing a rearm. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. SB 454 expands the jurisdiction of Florida College System institution police of cers to enforce the law, consistent with the same authority that is provided to state university police of cers. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. SB 390 makes it a violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act for an entity to advertise or hold itself out as a veterans organization unless it is an actual veterans organization as de ned by the bill. The bill also allows a veterans organization to bring an action for injunctive relief against a violating entity. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. HB 49 de nes drug paraphernalia and includes an extensive list of items that are intended to be used for growing a controlled substance. The bill also amends Florida statute 893.147 to make it a rst-degree misdemeanor for a person to sell or offer for sale at retail any of the drug paraphernalia listed in statute 893.145(12)(a)-(c) and (g)-(m). A second or third subsequent violation of this law becomes a third-degree felony. Ho w they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley missed vote; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. HB 55 requires a claimant under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act to provide a notice and an opportunit y to cure prior to ling a lawsuit against an automobile dealer. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. SB 92 restricts the use of unmanned aerial drones by law enforcement unless a judge issues a warrant, there is a high ris k of terrorist attack or of cials fear someone is in imminent danger. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. MOTOR VEHICLES SB 62 allows a vehicle to be titled or branded and registered as a low speed vehicle to be administratively converted to a golf cart upon veri cation of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Ho w they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. OPEN MEETINGS SB 50 requires that members of the public be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard on a proposition before a board or commission, whether state or local. This opportunity does not have to occur at the same meeting at which the board or commission takes of cial action if certain requirements are met. The bill excludes speci ed meetings and acts from the right to speak requirement. How they voted: Sen. Galvano Yea; Sen. Grimsley Yea; and, Rep. Pigman Yea. More on these and other bills can be found at senate.gov or MyFloridaHouse. gov. LAWSContinued From Page 1 of Freedom Ranch, spoke other veterans in the crowd shook their heads in agreement as many of them had also spent time in Vietnam, and in a Huey. The reverend and other dignitaries were recounting the time they spent serving the United States in the military during a July 4 ceremony at Flagler Park in which a Huey helicopter was dedicated to the citizens of Okeechobee County. Okeechobee County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper, a U.S. Navy veteran, addressed the crowd and spoke about the work that went into bringing the Model 200 Huey to Okeechobee. At some point the chopper will be on permanent display in the Veterans Memorial portion of Flagler Park. Im proud to present this to the citizens of Okeechobee County, he told the attentive crowd. He was also quick to point out that one of the driving forces behind the endeavor was Detective Marty Faulkner of the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce, who is also a master sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves. The commissioner said he more-or-less served as a gofor and that it was Master Sgt. Faulkner who took the lead in getting the Huey to Okeechobee. I was a good soldier, he said with a chuckle. As Master Sgt. Faulkner spoke to the gathering there were points where he nearly choked up with pride as he recalled his last deployment to Iraq and the 200 men who served under him, as well as those who served and fought in prior wars and campaigns. My wife and children are here because of veterans, he said as his voice cracked. While he has served 25 years in the military, Master Sgt. Faulkner said the military, and war, leaves an indelible mark on everyone. Some may have only served in the military a short time, but they still came out scarred, he said. And its those scars and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that Rev. Glenn is still dealing with after all these years, after spending over a year in Vietnam as a member of the Aeromedical Helicopter Evacuation and the Dustoff unit. Dustoff, or Dust Off, is an acronym for Dedicated Unhesitating Service To Our Fighting Forces. We who are alive have a sacred honor to remember those who died and gave the ultimate sacri ce, he said, adding that those who survived also have a sacred duty to live their lives. We didnt survive by accident, he said with steely eyes, but by the grace of God. HUEYContinued From Page 1 Rev. John Glenn Master Sgt. M. Faulkner Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppMotorcyclists from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) organzation in Buckhead Ridge provided an escort for a model 200 Huey helicopter Thursday, July 4. A dedication ceremony was held in Flagler Park, then the Huet was transported to Okee-Tantie for viewing at the Fourth of July Celebration.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o email@example.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Celia A. Stapler, 80OKEECHOBEE Celia Ann Stapler of Pahokee passed away July 1, 2013 at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade. She was born August 13, 1932 in Canal Point. She was a lifelong resident of the Glades area and was a nurse for Ceasar Orduna for 30 years. She loved to travel to the mountains to visit family and friends. Her greatest ful llment in life was caring for others. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Oliver Richard Stapler. She is survived by her daughter, Olivia Kaye Arlington (Bill) of Okeechobee; granddaughter Gina Meegan (John) of Cibolo, Texas; two great grandchildren, Kayla and Trevor Meegan; and her sister Ollie Arlene Rashley of Okeechobee. A Celebration of Life will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. 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.Cheryl M. Woodson, 69FRENCH CAMP, MS Cheryl M. Woodson, passed away Tuesday July 2, 2013 at In nity Hospice near Meridian, Miss. Mrs. Woodson was born Sept. 14, 1943 in Pahokee, Fla. Funeral Services for Mrs. Woodson were held on Saturday July 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Bethsaida Baptist Church near French Camp, Miss. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held Friday July 5, 2013 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home in Ackerman, MS and two hours prior to the service on Saturday at Bethsaida Baptist Church. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman, MS was in charge of all arrangements. Mrs. Woodson was preceded in death by a son, Brock Woodson; a granddaughter, Jourdan Shef eld; her parents, George and Betty Autman Mills. She is survived by her husband, Jerome Woodson of French Camp, Miss.; sons, Kenneth Woodson and Bradley Woodson; daughter, Melissa Woodson Shef eld; brothers, Kent Mills and Buddy Mills; sisters, Ernestine Caldwell, Marge Chandler, and Marty Mills. She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. To sign the guest registry, visit www.colemanfuneral.comDonald Deedee Edward Garrett, 60OKEECHOBEE Donald Deedee Edward Garrett died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the Hay-Madeira Hospice House in Stuart. Gator, as he was also known, was a resident of Okeechobee for the past ten years. Donald loved Lake Okeechobee and shing and air-boating. He also enjoyed hunting, story-telling, and drinking beer. He was formerly a saddle bronc rider. He is survived by his son, Donald (Gerry) R. Garrett of Okeechobee; daughters, Denee (Allan) Ferneli of Okeechobee, Deann (Justin) Cantrell of Palm City, Danielle (RJ) Garrett of Stuart, Dayna (Drew) Hardy of Jensen Beach; eight grandchildren; brother, Mike Garrett; sisters, Linda Garrett of Co., Joanne Garrett of Vir., and Joy Garrett of Co. A memorial bene t will be held Saturday, July 20, 2013, beginning at noon at J & S Fish Camp, 9500 S.W. Conners Highway, Okeechobee, Fla. Services and burial will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in Georgia. Friends may send online condolences to www. buxtonseawinds.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 S.E. 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla. Glenda M. (Stone) McBride, 73OKEECHOBEE Glenda M. (Stone) McBride passed away June 28, 2013 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Glenda was born March 3, 1940 in Eldorado, Illinois, the only child of James Red and Lucille Grounds Stone. She married Jack Klaffer and he preceded her death on May 11, 1974. She married Gary C. McBride on December 3, 1977. Glenda was a graduate of East Alton Wood River High and received her Masters Degree in Special Education from Southern Illinois University. Glenda loved teaching and taught at schools in Brighton, IL, Hardin, IL and Kampsville, IL before moving to Florida in 1992. She resumed teaching in Okeechobee, Florida, focusing on Special Education at Central Elementary until her retirement. For several years following her of cial retirement, she continued to volunteer in the classroom. Glenda was passionate about teaching and will always be remembered in the lives of the children she touched. Glenda was also passionate about dancing, and taught various types of dance with her husband and dance partner throughout the years. Glenda was of the Christian faith. Survivors include her husband, Gary C. McBride; mother, Lucille Grounds Stone of Port St. Lucie, Florida; children, David Klaffer (Katherine) of Port St. Lucie, Florida and James Christopher Klaffer (Starla) of Warrenton, Missouri; two grandchildren, Jeremy Klaffer (Sandi) and Caroline Klaffer of Port St. Lucie, Florida. The family wishes to express their sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the nurses and staff at Hospice of Okeechobee who kept Glenda and the family as comfortable as possible. Memorials are suggested to be made to KOA Care Camps at www.koacarecamps.org. 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, FL 34972. Merton T. Alden, 83OKEECHOBEE Merton T. Alden died peacefully at the Hamrick Home on Saturday, June 29, 2013. He was a native of Wauchula and spent time between Texas and Sarasota before settling permanently in Okeechobee 20 years ago. Merton sold produce on 441 South near the former truck stop. He loved the outdoors and was always accompanied by his shadow and sidekick, Wee Wee, his beloved Chihuahua. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Alden; sister, Rosie Harrellson; and a step-son, Stuart Powell. Merton is survived by his wife of 19 years, Gretta Alden; sons, John Alden of Okeechobee, Stephen Alden of Mo., Michael, Matthew and Ryan (Julie) Alden, all of Tx.; daughters, Annette Phillips, also of Tx., Mary Alden of La., Laura (Scott) Shaw of Englewood, Fla.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Martin (Joan) Alden of Sarasota; and bonus (step) children, Ernest and Dennis Powell, Don Arnold, Josephine Collins, and Gretta Jean Shelton. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 4, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home. In lieu of owers, the family suggests donations to the Humane Society, Pet Rescue FL, Inc., P.O. Box 233, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home, 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News July 7, 2013 View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com Put yourself in print! 100 words and one photo for only $25! Visit orida.newszap.com, click the link for Publish Your News The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week. ASSAULT 1700 block of U.S. 441. 2000 block of E. Center St. 2800 block of N.W. 46th Ave. 2700 block of S.E. 25th Drive BURGLARY 1900 block of N.W. Third Lane 7200 block of N.W. 92nd Court 1100 block of N.E. 361st St. 900 block of N.E. 104th Court 8000 block of S.E. 60th Drive 3600 block of N.W. Sixth Ave. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 200 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 3200 block of N.W. 20th Ave. 4200 block of S.E. 21st Court 800 block of S.E. 36th Terrace 2400 block of N.E. 80th Ave. 1800 block of N.W. Third Lane 3700 block of N.W. Seventh St. FRAUD 2300 block of S.E. 32nd St. 2500 block of S.E. 32nd St. 12000 block of N.E. 22nd Ave. 1600 block of U.S. 441 S.E. THEFT 4300 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 2700 block of N.W. 35th Drive 2600 block of N.W. Third St. 3700 block of N.W. 17th Ave. 8600 block of S.E. 59th Drive 2000 block of S.W. 34th Terrace 5200 block of S.E. 42nd St. Investigations Collaborative board to meetThe next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee, will be Tuesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the school board of ce. Please bring back-to-school items for needy and foster children to the July meeting.Republican women to meetThe Okeechobee County Federated Republican Womens Club is proud to announce guest speaker State Committeeman and Okeechobee County School Board member, Joe Arnold, whom will be giving a presentation, as well as answering questions about the new state adopted Common Core standards. This affects every child currently in school, and is going to be a meeting you do not want to miss. Please join us on Monday, July 29 at Cowboys in the Bull Pen at 6 p.m. with a half hour social before the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 11 a.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North Always on Top of the JobRe-Roofing Specialists Metal & Shingle Roofs Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 7 Okeechobee News July 7, 2013 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has increased ows from Lake Okeechobee for at least the next two w eeks. The Corps increased the discharges beginning Friday, July 5. The target ow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary is 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at the Moore Haven Lock and Dam (S-77), and 1,800 cfs for the St. Lucie Estuary as measured at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80) near Stuart. The Corps expects these ows to be in effect for at least the next 14 days, unless conditions signi cantly change. "Heavy rain has caused the lake to rise rapidly over the past few days," said Jorge Tous, Chief of Jacksonville District's Water Management Section. "It is necessary to increase ows from the lake to slow the rise." On July 5, the lake stage was 14.52 feet. Conditions around the lake remain very wet, with rainfall 40 percent above average since the beginning in April. Wet conditions are forecast to continue, with above average rainfall predicted through September. Additional increases in the discharge rate may be necessary as conditions change. The Corps will continue to monitor and make adjustments as necessary. Corps increases ows from Lake Okeechobee Special to the Okeechobee NewsConKerrr Cancer helps OklahomaWhen Oklahoma was hit with those deadly tornados in May, ConKerr Cancer stepped up to help. Cindy Kerr said that While our main focus is children with serious illnesses, we recently found through our Sandy Hook donation that our pillowcases can bring great comfort to others in need. She put out a request to her 125 chapters to help ConKerr Cancer provide a pillowcase, a smile and some love to these families (children and adults) who had been so devastated by those tornadoes. A quilt shop in Oklahoma City offered to collect the pillowcases and distribute them to the families. Okeechobees local chapter got their sewing machines busy and was able to send 82 pillowcases to the quilt shop for distribution. Pictured are: Sue Horrick, Joan Rueff, Bertha Mershimer, Violetta Bartley, Peggy Harlow and Ginny Bryant.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Saturday, July 20th 10 a.m.-2 p.m.HOSTED BYandGBs Ladies & Mens Formal Wear 2013 BRIDAL EXPO *Must be present to win!Fashion Shows for Men & Women Hair Demos Make-Up Demos Live DJ Travel Fitness Cake Decorators Catering Door Prizes* Palms Court Catering will be providing hors doeuvres during the event C o u r t C o u r t P a l m s P a l m s Get Your $5 Advance Tickets at GBs Ladies & Mens Formal Wear at 207 Circle Park Drive, Downtown Sebring OR call 863-386-5836 and reserve your ticket. It will be available at Will Call the day of event. $8 Tickets available at the door.Highlands County Fair Grounds 781 Magnolia Avenue Sebring, FL 33870863-386-5836 www.highlandstoday.com CENTER 8 Okeechobee News July 7, 2013 L egion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will once again host S unday night Bingo beginning on July 7 at 6 :30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo a rea. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. P ayoffs will be determined by player attend ance. All proceeds will bene t the Americ an Legion veterans' programs. The event i s open to the public. The American Legion n ow has free WIFI for its lounge and dinning r oom patrons. O CRA to meet July 8OCRA will meet Monday, July 8, at the s ports complex at 7 p.m. The public is inv ited. E agles host dart tournamentThe Cypress Hut Eagles will host a dart t ournament Tuesday, July 9, starting at 7 p .m. Hamburgers will be served. Proceeds g o to KOA Kancer Kids. For information, call 8 63-467-1154.Stop smoking class offeredA free quit smoking class is opening nearb y. It will be held at Okeechobee County Lib rary, at 206 S.W. 16th St., on Wednesdays. T here will be six sessions starting on July 10, J uly 17, July 24, July 31, Aug. 7, and Aug. 14 a t 5:30 p.m. H ospital hosting info sessionA free, informational session about plast ic surgery will be presented by Dr. Cromw ell on July 11 at 5 p.m. in the Raulerson H ospital cafeteria. Please RSVP to reserve a s eat, 863-763-9228. B RAT to host teen danceThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Buildi ng Relationships Among Teens) will host a T een Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshm an Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., on Satu rday, July 13, from 7 to 10 p.m., for students a ges 12-16. The cost is $7 and includes pizza, s oda and chips. Elks Lodge 2871 to meetThe Elks Lodge 2871 July meeting will be held July 11 at 7 p.m. at VFW S. in Treasure Island. This will be the only meeting in July.Republican Party to meetCongressman Tom Rooney will be the speaker on July 15 at the Republican Party of Okeechobee meeting at Beef O'Brady's at 7 p.m. Congressman Rooney will speak and give time for questions, so come meet and ask your questions. There is no charge but Beef O'Brady's would appreciate it if you would order an appetizer or dinner while you are there. For information, call 863-5329623.Business group meets July 15The Christian Business Breakfast meeting will be held Monday, July 15, at the Hampton Inn, at 8 a.m. If you want breakfast it's only $5 and/or you can come enjoy the Bible study for free. Come share your business and/or ministry and/or Club or group and learn from Brandon Tucker who shares a Bible study each time. Anyone is welcome to come and enjoy the time together. For information, call 863-634-3525. Chamber hosting luncheonThe Chamber of Commerce will host their summer Business Exchange Luncheon on July 16, 2013 at the IRSC Williamson Center beginning at 11:45 a.m. The featured speaker will be a representative from Florida Public Utilities. Additionally, the chamber will be introducing new Executive Director Antoinette Rodriguez. The business spotlight will be New Members Cobble Systems. Please register by signing in to your personal member page via the Chamber website or for non-members please search "Business exchange Luncheon" on the calendar and proceed to register. For information, contact Mariah at 863-467-6246 or firstname.lastname@example.org. C ommunity Events Brought to you by:Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 ORRECEIVE UP TO $2,500 in rebates* and tax credits**with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System.Special Financing Available* 208 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 THIS SOLUTION IS NOTHING TO SNEEZE AT.DUST, MOLDAND POLLENMAKING YOUUNCOMFORTABLE? *Offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. System rebate offers range from $300 $2,000. See dealer for details. **Visit www.energystar.gov for more information on the tax credit guidelines. 2013 Lennox Industries Inc. 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 9 Okeechobee News July 7, 2013 Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenThe Fourth brings food and funThe community Fourth of July celebration at Okee-Tantie included a hot dog eating contest. Judges kept score of how many hot dogs each contestant consumed during the ve minute event. Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellyThe watermelon eating contest gave participants a break from the hot July day.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 KID-FRIENDLY CARE 24/7Care you can trust: Experienced physicians, nurses and sta trained in Pediatric Advanced Life Support High quality, personalized care Short wait times Hugs and smiles For average ER wait time text ERKids to 23000. Message & data rates may apply1796 Hwy 441 North Okeechobee, FL 34972 For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 Because evenSUPERHEROESget bumps and bruises!KID-FRIENDLY CARE Raulerson Hospital St. Lucie Medical Center Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute RaulersonHospital.com florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: Daily Local News Updates New interactive and easy to navigate format Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 10 Okeechobee News July 7, 2013 The lymph system helps your body ght illness. Lymph uid travels throughout the body in lymph nodes and vessels. If these nodes or vessels are damaged or missing the uid builds up. Fluid build-up in the arms or legs is called lymphedema. There are two types of lymphedema: Primary lymphedema is uncommon and occurs because people are born without lymph nodes and vessels. Secondary lymphedema occurs when there is injury to the lymph nodes or vessels. While there is no cure for lymphedema, it can be controlled. If you suspect you have this condition, contact your doctor promptly for treatment. There are factors that increase your chance of developing lymphedema. Tell y our doctor if you have had surgery that removed lymph nodes, like breast cancer surgery (lumpectomy mastectomy). Other risk factors include: radiation treatment, cancer, infection, parasites from tropical/subtropical regions, being overweight and having a poor diet. If you are at risk for developing lymphedema, there are measures you can take to help reduce your chance of getting the condition: Do not allow anyone to take blood or y our blood pressure on your affected arm or leg. Wear a medical bracelet warning of y our risk for developing lymphedema. Keep your affected arm or leg clean. Avoid crossing your legs or carrying items on your shoulder if either area is at risk. Keep hands and feet protected by wearing gloves and shoes. Maintain a healthy weight and eat properly. Use an electric razor to shave. Use sunscreen when outdoors. Avoid ice packs or heating pads to the affected area. If you had lymph nodes in your armpit removed during breast cancer surgery, participating in a physical therapy program may help to prevent lymphedema. If you have any of these symptoms do not assume it is due to lymphedema. These symptoms may be caused by other conditions. Tell your doctor if you have any of these: Swelling in arms, legs, ngers, or toes Loss in range of motion Infection Aching, pain, or discomfort Heaviness or tightness of skin Your clothes, shoes, or jewelry feel tight Hardening of the skin Redness of skin Cases of lymphedema can vary from mild to severe. Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. Tests may include the following: Measurement of your arms and/or legsto assess the severity of uid build-up Lymphoscintigraphytest that uses dye to trace its travel through your lymph system MRI scan magnetic waves are used to make pictures of body structures; used to look at tissue affected by lymphedema CT scan type of x-ray that uses a computer to make images; used to look at tissues affected by lymphedema Duplex ultrasound or Doppler ultrasound test that uses sound waves to make images; used to look at blood ow and rule out blood clot These testing services are provided locally at Raulerson Hospital. If you are diagnosed with lymphedema, talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatment options can include: drainage via physical therapy, compression (stockings, sleeves or bandages), medicine for infection and in some severe cases, surgery to remove extra tissue from your arm or leg. For information on Physical Therapy services offered at Raulerson Hospital call 467-6659. For a free physician referral or answers to a healthcare question, contact Consult-aNurse at 763-9228. Lymphedema testing and treatment options available
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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 *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesLooking for houses to clean. Can provide references call for pricing. 863-357-3557 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Shop here first! The classified ads Special NoticeCamp Host Needed RV pad w/ deck, water, septic and electric hook-ups provided in exchange for weekly mowing, grounds maintenance, and visitor management Istokpoga Canal Boat Ramp Area halfway between Sebring and Okeechobee Call Jeff at 863.462.5260 Ext.3022 Employment Full TimeDrivers: $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Employment Full Time 107 SW 17thNO PHONE CALLSMUST HAVE: Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeApplicator Needed Control oating, terrestrial and/or submerged vegetation. Techniques consist of mixing and calculating a variety of authorized herbicides and their application via airboat, atv, chemical spray truck, outboard motor boats and backpack sprayers. Operates and performs repairs on spray and safety equipment as required. Prepares and maintains reports. This job normally requires daily travel from the employees assigned station to work sites located within the stations jurisdiction. Education/Experience Guide: High School Diploma or GED, 1 2 years experience in mixing and the application of herbicides and pesticides a plus. Licenses: Valid Drivers License. Must be able to get and maintain a valid restricted pesticide license, with aquatic and natural areas categories. Ability to obtain certi cation in CPR and First Aid Work Activities typically involve the following: Agility Basic Water Skills, Exposure to various water pollution contaminants, debris, Exposure to stinging/ biting insects, snakes, alligators, Exposure to gasses and/or fumes, Eye-hand-foot coordination, Full body and segmental vibration Hearing, Kneeling, Noise exposure, Prolonged standing, Public interaction, Pulling, Pushing, Recognize color differences, Specialized protective clothing, Vision, Working in on and around water. Applications being taken Tuesday July 16, 2013 from 7 am to 8am. at 3080 Cty Rd 721 Lakeport, Fl (863)533-8882 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 chec k with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, i f you call a number out o f your area, use caution. ExcavationLESLIE SUMMERFORD EXCAVATING LLC. Call us for your excavation needs; land clearing ponds, hauling of ll dirt, shell, millings (when available) transportation of heavy equipment. Call Leslie for excavation needs. (863)763-9330 or (863)634-7659. 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Antiques A ntiques chairs, tables, lamps, beds, primitives, linens and dollies, depression glass, featherweight sewing machines. BIG SALEUP TO 50% OFF EVERYTHING thru July 13th. CO-OP ANTIQUES, 1214 SW 2nd Avenue, behind Dairy Queen. Open Tues-Sat. 10-4. Open July 4th, Judy 634-1552 or Beth 532-9138 Office Supplies/ EquipmentOf ce Furniture For Sale 4 large desk, 5 tables, ling cabinets and chairs. Call for prices 863-763-3752 Pets/SuppliesLost dog, reddish color coat, blind with bad hearing, name is Dusty, lost around SW 24th Ave and 16 St. Reward $100. Call 863-467-1730 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 2br/1ba, garage, No pets $650/mo 1st, Last & Sec. Avail 7/8 (863)467-2302 or (772)260-6969 3-1 Duplex behind McDonalds, quiet, tiled, no pets,low move in $700.00 2-2Basswood Home, no neighbors, tile, no pets, low move in $800.00 Call Dave 634-9899 Beautiful Samanthas Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + $500 sec. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780 Apartments450sq. ft Apartment Located on Rim Canal. Furnished, dock access for boat. $650 monthly, includes cable, internet & elec. Call 561-853-6669 TAYLOR CREEK Condos 1br/1ba, Partially Furnished $650 mo. 1st, last & sec. dep. (561)352-4243 Condos/Townhouses RentOAK LAKE 2/2 Villa, lg. landscaped fenced patio, lg. Master BR w/lg. walkin closet, laundry rm with W/D, totally remodeled by decorator, immaculate. $900/mo. 1st, last & sec. 863-634-3312 or 634-3313. Houses RentAdorable (In Town Okee.) 2br./2ba. WDlaundry rm., Screened Porch, lawn service included. Non smkg. Envmt. Sm. Pet OK. $800 mo., 1st, last, & $500.Sec. 941-504-3954. FOR RENT NICELY FURNISHED 1 & 2 BEDROOMS WITH OR WITHOUT UTILITIES LONG OR SHORT TERM 863-447-0742. IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/ 2Ba, $1,000 mo. + 1st, last, sec. & refs. Call Barry for more info. 772-216-1461 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. Rooms To RentOkeechobee Room with private bath. $90 wk., WIFI & Cable hookup. Call 772-332-6180. 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 When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. 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 Mobile Home Rent Mobile Home Rent2BD/1BA Nice Park, nice unit, central air, Fully furnished $400 monthly, part of utilities paid Call 812-989-3022 BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 monthly plus security. No pets Call 863-763-4031 Okeechobee: Nice Clean Renovated Two/Three Bedroom Units in private adult park. Nice large yards. Rent starting $550.00 mo. Security required. 239-246-6301 or 863-517-5111 Mobile HomeSale4/2 Stock Sequoia 2,200 sq ft $12K OFF! TEXT: STORE 126A TO: 313131 Call John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 RV Space RentRV SITE LOCATED ON RIM CANAL ON 441 MINIMUM 6 MONTHS OR LONGER 863-447-0742 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Public Notice Public NoticeSTATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue an Industrial Wastewater Permit, Permit No. FLA812986-001IW8C/NP, to Okeechobee Meat Packing, LLC (the Permittee). The Permit authorizes the Permittee to construct and operate the proposed 0.03 59 million gallons per day (MGD) (initial capacity) onsite industrial wastewater treatment and disposal facility (WWTF). (The permitted capacity could eventually be increased to 0.0900 MGD, upon expansion of the ef uent disposal system and completion of other milestone events.) The proposed WWTF will consist of an in uent pump station, headworks, three lined completely mixed activated sludge treatment ponds, ef uent polishing and disinfection units, and three (initial) to four (4) percolation ponds. The wastewater treatment and disposal facility will support an existing but currently idle, cattle slaughter house operation also operated by the applicant at the same location. The slaughter house will be renovated before it is restarted up. The slaughter house and onsite wastewater treatment and disposal facility are both located at 8950 NE 224th Street (Okeechobee County Road 68), Okeechobee, Florida 33598 in Okeechobee County. The intent to issue and application le are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Departments Southeast District Of ce, 400 North Congress Ave, 3rd Floor, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401-2913, at phone number (561)681-6600. The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request an extension of the time for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. The request must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Of ce of General Counsel before the end of the time period for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes must be led within fourteen days of publication of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes; however, also allows that any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may le a petition within fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition or request for an extension of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.5 69 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28106.205, Florida Administrative Code. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based must contain the following information, as indicated in Rule 28-106.201, Florida Administrative Code: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencys le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the Departments decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the Departments proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the Departments proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the Department to take with respect to the Departments proposed action. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Departments nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. 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