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Friday, August 16, 2013 50¢ Plus tax V ol. 104 No. 98 15.97 feetLast Year: 12.10 feet Lake Levels See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Organic material recycled into compost ... Page 9 Entries sought for Labor Day Parade ... Page 2 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Its all about options. And as the time draws near when the county has to adopt their nal budget, the county commissioners and the sheriff are both running out of options. As they near the 11th hour, Sheriff Paul May and the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners have few options when it comes to the sheriffs budget. After some additional trimming, Sheriff Paul May on July 19 submitted a proposed budget of $15.3 million. But, replied the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners, thats not good enough. The board said he needs to be at $12.8 million. The two sides squared off at a Tuesday, Aug. 13, budget meeting and after both had presented their cases one thing was clear -there are few options left.Option ISo, with that in mind, Sheriff May has vowed to take his budget request to Tallahassee and ask the Governors Cabinet to decide on how much hell get to run his of ce, the Okeechobee County Jail and security at the Okeechobee County Judicial Complex. That cabinet consists of Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Of cer Jeff Atwater and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. According to county administrator Robbie Chartier the commissioners will adopt their nal budget in September. The sheriff will have 30 days to le his appeal, and the county will have then have 5 days to respond. After the sheriff meets with the Cabinet in Tallahassee, that board will have 30 days to announce their decision. Mrs. Chartier expects, at the latest, to kno w that decision by Dec. 1. During the time of the appeal the sheriff will have to operate on one-twelfth (one month) County, sheriff running out of optionsSee BUDGET Page 12 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News A shift in school administration was approved by the Okeechobee School Board that means new principals at two elementary schools and a new Director of Students Services on Tuesday. Leslie Lundy was named principal at struggling Everglades Elementary School. Matthew Koff was named the new principal at Seminole Elementary School. Tracy Downing was named director of student services. Sherry Wise was named assistant principal at Okeechobee High School. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy said he had the highest recommendation for these individuals and their new appointments. There was no discussion on these appointments by school board members. Mr. Kenworthy said Mrs. Downing did an outstanding job as principal at Seminole Elementary and he is glad to have her at the district of ce. Mrs. Downing said it actually was bittersweet to get this promotion. Although her goal has been to be a district wide administrator, she had close ties to Seminole Elementary. Im very sad to leave Seminole because I love that school and its faculty and because my children will still attend the school. It is sweet because Im excited about this new position and the opportunity to impact many more children, she said. Mrs. Downing has seven years of administrative experience, six of them at Seminole. The new position oversees nine different areas and she will be busy learning those new responsibilities. Education is more challenging today but we embrace that challenge and we are well prepared to face them, she added. Mr. Kenworthy said Mr. Koff did an outstanding job as assistant principal at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus and is well prepared to take over Seminole. He noted Seminole has its challenges as the school with the highest free and reduced lunch student population and different demographics. Seminole has had a lot of success and we have closed the achievement gap in large part due to the faculty and staff. I know Mr. Koff will Elementary schools have new principalsSee SCHOOLS Page 12 The jail averages 245 inmates per day at a cost of $68 per day, per inmate. The costs are never going to go down over there. Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBrad Lundy (left), of Everglades Farm Equipment, was honored by the Okeechobee County School Board on Tuesday for his contribution to local education. At right is Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and South Florida Water Management District have worked for decades w ith the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on managing the release of water from Lake Okeechobee in order to balance public safety, ood control, navigation, water supply and ecological health. The department continues to invest money and study the science to improve water quality throughout the state. The department has set 17 basin management action plans, or restoration plans, to restore rivers, lakes and springs. This work is being done throughout South Florida as well. The department this month announced the adoption of a restoration plan for the St. Lucie River and Estuary, with local governments already investing $230 million to address stormwater runoff, which sends nutrients into area waterways. Within the rst phase of the restoration plan, 537,000 pounds per year of nitrogen and 151,000 pounds per year of phosphorus loadings w ill be eliminated from the St. Lucie River and Estuary Basin. Another $13 million is expected to be spent in the rst phase of the restoration plan. The department adopted three restoration plans for the Indian River Lagoon in February, after determining pollutant load reduction targets based on sound science. Together, the adopted plans account for more than $300 million investedor to be investedin wastewater and stormwater infrastructure along with urban and agricultural best management practices. As the plans are implemented, additional projects w ill be developed. Stakeholders in these areas already have completed or will complete hundreds of restoration projects over the next ve years. The department has directed more than $25 million towards the restoration of the Indian River Lagoon, more than $10 million since 2009. The St. Johns River and South Florida water management districts have made major investments in the health of the Indian River Lagoon, through research, monitoring and project investments. The department in February began development of a restoration plan for Lake Okeechobee, bringing to the table key regional stakeholders and committing $4 million toward restoring the lake via the Istokpoga Marsh Water Quality Improvement Project. The department is engaged in partnerships, planning and construction of projects to develop long-term solutions to the health of Lake Okeechobee, as it relates to the Everglades, as well as its tributaries. Completing the department's restoration plan will be another step toward achieving the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program's goals, set by the Florida Legislature in 2007. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and both the South Florida and St. Johns River Water Management Districts are invested in improving the health of Lake Okeechobee, the St. Lucie River and the Indian River Lagoon and nearby tributaries and are working in unison to address the complex environmental issues of the area. Special to the Okeechobee News The Wild Bunch needs your help, and y our dish soap, too! From Sept. 7 through 15, boxes will be placed around the community to help collect supplies for the animals at Creature Safe Place, a non-pro t, wildlife rehabilitation sanctuary and exotic animal refuge located in St. Lucie County for 20 years. Once a year, Creature Safe Places asks for donations of cleaning supplies, bleach, vinegar, laundry and dish soap, paper towels, cloth towels, garden and building tools, all types of animal food (especially canned dog and cat food), toys and habitat/cage enrichment), Pedialyte (regular avor), Baby Wipes, money (all shapes and sizes), and gift cards from local merchants. Creature Safe Place believes in giving a miracle a second chance. If you feel the same way, please help care for the animals through your donation of any of the items listed above. Collection boxes can be found at several convenient locations, including Kelly's Animal Hospital, Ox-Bow Eco Center, Thomas Feed and Hay, Big Apple Pizza Fort Pierce, Morning side Veterinary Hospital, Tri-County Animal Hospital, Tranquility Spa, and Hometown News in Lakewood Park. Since 1993, Creature Safe Place has been taking care of injured, abused, abandoned and neglected wildlife on the Treasure Coast. The sanctuary and rehab center also rescues and provides foster care for exotic animals, so they don't have much time left over for big events, dinner dances, and silent auctions. Instead, they just get down to business and let you know how you can help support the critters at this unique sanctuary and rehab center. It may not be fancy, but it helps ensure that Winnie Burns and the Wild Bunch at Creature Safe Place can continue to rescue and rehabilitate injured, abused, abandoned and neglected animals that don't have a voice of their own. For additional information, or to make a donation, call Creature Safe Place at 772-468-6616, check them out online at www.creaturesafeplace.com, or nd them on Facebook. The Wild Bunch needs help, and your dish soap, too! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 American Drilling Services, Inc. proudly recognizes Dale Nowlin as our August employee of the month! We would like to thank Dale Nowlin for 3 years of loyalty and dedication to our company. He is a jack of all trades. Dale can handle any task that is thrown at him and he always oers service with a smile. We appreciate Dales hard work, honesty and dependability. Dale Nowlin MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Aug. 16TH Thurs., Aug. 22NDFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: RED 2Fri. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: PLANESFri., 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun., Tues., Wed.& Thurs., 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: WERE THE MILLERSFri., 7:00 & 9:00 Sat., Sun., Tues, Wed., & Thurs. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG R R 2 Okeechobee News August 16, 2013 Today: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 90F with a heat index o f 95F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.Extended ForecastSaturday: Partly cloudy with a chance o f a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 93F with a heat index of 102F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance o f rain. Low of 75F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Labor Day Parade applications availableThe B.R.A.T. Club will host the 2013 Labor Day Parade on Sept. 2, beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will travel the regular parade route starting at the former U-Save supermarket on U.S. 441 S. (Parrott Avenue) and traveling north to State Road 70 and then west on State Road 70 W. to the end of Flagler Park. The Labor Day Parade is one of Okeechobee's largest annual events providing residents a great show. Businesses, clubs and individuals are welcome to participate. For information about the parade or to obtain an application call Teresa Chandler at 863-8014996 or e-mail at email@example.com. Applications are available for pick up at WOKC Radio, 210 N.W. Park St. and at the Okeechobee News of ce, 107 S.W. 17th St. (in the plaza next door to Brahman Theater). B.R.A.T. Club, Inc. is a local non-pro t in Okeechobee serving children and teens. The club holds dances once a month giving tweens and teens a place to visit with their friends, enjoy music, games, food and fun. FDEP and SFWMD working on water quality projects
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W ater, water ... That water needs to be cleaned up before it goes into the lake and the only way to c lean it is to run more of that water through s torm water treatment areas. The SFWMD b ought thousands of acres north of the lake for water storage and storm water treatment. W hen are they going to use that land for the purpose it was bought? Why are they leasing it out for cows when it should be used to s tore and cleanse water?Brain-eating amoeba All over Facebook and on TV on Monday night is the story of a little boy from Glades County who contracted the same kind of brain-eating amoeba as the little girl in Arkansas who has been all over the news recently. This amoeba is actually pretty common in shallow, warm freshwater. It can be dormant in the soil and when that area gets w et, if it is warm and conditions are right, it c an become active. It can get into your brain if you get that water up your nose. Keep the kids out of the ditches, canals and ponds. W hen it rains and there is water in the ditches, there is all kinds of bacteria in that water. Use nose plugs if you swim in freshwater lakes or rivers.Donations When I donate anything I donate to t he store of my choice. Lately I have been s eeing stuff I donated to a certain shift store and found them later in a completely different thrift store and wonder how did they get there? I also saw a different thrift store t ruck loading up from this thrift store. They s hould tell me in advance if they are going to s end my donations somewhere else so I can make the choice who it bene ts.County budget I live in an area that it takes the deputies over 30 minutes to respond so I dont rely on a deputy showing up in an emergency. I did some research this morning to compare what the sheriff is budgeting per resident. Okeechobee wants $394 per resident, Martin County $372 per resident, St. Lucie county $227 per resident, Indian River county $280 per resident, and Highlands county $241 per resident If you are going to come to me. a county taxpayer, and want to increase my taxes than you better show me that you really are doing everything that you can to reduce cost and waste. If I lived in the city I would push for the city and the county to combine and only have one law enforcement department and one re department. Did I hear correctly when someone suggested raising the sales tax by 1 percent? We already pay 7 percent sales tax. There are a few counties that pay 7.5 percent No counties pay 8 percent. I will do ALL of my shopping in Martin County 6 percent or St. Lucie, 6.5 percent before I will spend another dime in this county, if such a knuckle headed move is done. Raising taxes is not the answer people. Stop suggesting it. The sheriff is doing the board of county commissioners a favor by running the jail and the courthouse. These are burdens he has taken from them, and he has shown that he is competent in running both. The commissioners are cutting his budget, to the point that he may not be able to help them anymore. They once again cut off their nose to spite their face. He also said that he would like to see some bids regarding the privatization of both, I agree, I do not believe that the county will be able to ef ciently run that jail as the sheriff has. The privatization will cost more and end up cutting local jobs. Several of the surrounding counties are also rolled back to 2004 budgets because that is what they are collecting. Some are doing better because they have had growth in the industrial side. I know the next few years are going to be tough. Hopefully, we can attract some new industrial type businesses here so the county can get out of this situation. There was only one commissioner who even suggested a way to bring revenue into the county. The reason we are not digging out as quickly as other counties is because our board will not allow any new growth in this town. There is a committee of people that meet in this county to try and get new businesses here. I know for a fact some large businesses that did not locate to this county because the tax rate was lower elsewhere. Ghost Town?Well, here we go again. County cutting the Sheriffs budget. How sad that we as a community cannot uphold our Sheriff and deputies to the degree they deserve. Their jobs are not easy. They put their lives on the line all the time and all you do is say thanks? Does the county have another option for keeping crime down? Does it have another kind of super-hero like superman who will swoop down and save the day when crime runs rampant? If the Sheriff has to let go 45 employees, that means 45 people will be out of a job. Since Okeechobee is lacking in job opportunities, that more than likely means they will look for work outside the town and probably will have to move to be nearer to that job. I for one am for raising our county taxes at least to help keep this county running, since there seems to be a shortage of ways to raise the funding needed. Bryant Culpepper had the best idea for bringing money into the county with Okee-Tantie land development. The county should have listened to him. We have a land developer building a new trailer park/campground right down the street from us. With people not being able to live here securely, I can almost guarantee it wont last long. Most of our Northern friends are selling out and moving to other areas. Pretty soon Okeechobee will be a ghost town. Then we can sell tickets for people to visit it. Okeechobee is a great town! Who wants to see it run by criminals which is what will happen if we lose some our Sheriffs department. When someone breaks into your home and holds you or your family hostage, who you gonna call? Your car breaks down on a lonely back road some night, who you gonna call? One of the biggest things lacking in this community is Faith. I believe this county is worth saving and so does God. He is our strongest ally. Dont be afraid to trust Him to make all things work if we raise the taxes. The LORD has promised good to us and He keeps His promises. He promises to see us through dif cult times and He will do that. God does not make empty promises. If He says it, He will do it. If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Have Faith! Dont let Okeechobee become a Ghost Town. Jesus loves you~and so do I, Cheryl GawdaPolluting the estuariesAs an environmental professional, I am compelled to set the record straight on the pollution of the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries. Several key points are being omitted from th e medias present discussion. First, the pollutants to the estuaries are fresh water, phosphorous, and nitrogen. The sourc e of the phosphorous and nitrogen is agricultural runoff originating in central Florida and the Kissimmee valley. This runoff enters the Kissimme e River, and the polluted water ows from the rive r to Lake Okeechobee. Lake Okeechobee is surrounded by a 30 foot tall dike, making the lake lik e a large bowl. Once in the lake, the phosphorous and nitrogen settle to the bottom and remain in the sediment with no natural way to escape This accumulated sediment and muck is then mixed with the incoming water from the Kissimme e River and discharged out to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers by the US Army Corps o f Engineers when the lake rises to regulated levels as it is doing now. This phosphorous-laden fresh water then enters the estuaries, lowering salinit y and providing fertilizer for algae to bloom. Thes e blooms stress the sh and aquatic organisms in the estuaries, ultimately killing many of them. Second, there are presently no alternate routes for this fresh water to be discharged in order to lower the lake. The sugar industry and othe r agricultural interests south of Lake Okeechobe e do not want their elds or crops ooded and destroyed. The polluted water is by federal la w not allowed into the Everglades system until it is cleaned up to much lower phosphorous levels. Federal and state funded Everglades restoration plans are necessary to clean this water and allow it back into the Everglades natural system where it is desperately needed. Funding by both the federal and state governments has been slo w and sporadic, and restoration efforts have been slowed or stalled altogether due to this lack o f funding. Third, Lake Okeechobee is managed by th e U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for ood control, agriculture, navigation and recreation, in that order. The Corps serves at the request of the U.S. Congress and receives its orders to lower the lak e when certain U.S. Congress-approved conditions are met. The Corps doesnt decide when or wher e the water should go; our Congressmen do. If we want the pollution stopped and the rout e of the water changed, the U.S. Congress and th e State of Florida, who match funding with the federal government, must provide funding to Everglades restoration. The State of Florida must also aggressively address the sources of the phosphorous and nitrogen north of Lake Okeechobee to provide the long-term solution of not needing to deal with pollution in our waters to begin with. John R. Poggi President, Eco Advisers LLC Palm Beach Gardens August 16, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the Editor Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 16, 2013 OHS students honored at Scholarship Night Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe U.S. Navy Scholarships was awarded by SH2 (SW) Tyrone Brooks to Joshua Engler, Ami Edwards, Amber Cunningham, Carissa Quesada, Joseph Daughtery, Brenon Brooks and (not pictured) Dillon Jones. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Farm Bureau Young Farmer Scholarship was awarded by Jacob Larson to Alexis Lopez, Cesar Sanchez, Cade Stokes, Jessica Humphrey, Cheyenne Thibodeau, Shiloh Anuez, Curtis Evans, Victoria MacAllister, Jenna Wolff and (not pictured) Sarah Davis. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Wemmer Family Orthodontics Scholarship was awarded by Dr. and Mrs. Wemmer to Samantha Rivero and Ashley Parker. Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Close! 7 Cartoon monkey 10 __ bonding 14 Create trouble 16 Mount near Olympus 17 See 64-Across 19 Marxs __ Kapital 20 Smallish quarrel 21 With attitude 22 It may be painted 23 NASA moon lander 24 See 64-Across 33 Alfred composer, 1740 34 Study fields 35 Something golfers often break 36 Martial arts facility 37 Molasses-like 38 LaBeouf of Transformers films 39 Latin 101 word 40 Drummer in Goodmans band 41 Crammers concern 42 See 64-Across 46 Quite a while 47 Unsafe? 48 Its sometimes shaved 51 Smiths item 53 Contend 56 See 64-Across 60 __Cop: 1987 film 61 Plant-based weight loss regimen 62 Former cygnet 63 Scale notes 64 Clue for this puzzles four longest answers DOWN 1 Riding sch., e.g. 2 Dharma teacher 3 Rose Parade flowers 4 Home of the Woody Hayes Athletic Ctr. 5 Electric eye, e.g. 6 Capital SSW of Seoul 7 Going head to head 8 Vita 9 Spigoted vessel 10 Parisian words of friendship 11 Sale caveat 12 WWII transports 13 Lenient 15 Short stop? 18 Windows openers 22 Palm in ones palm? 23 Reporters source 24 Co-Nobelist with Begin in 1978 25 Teaser 26 One variety of it remains green when ripe 27 Book after Micah 28 Kvetch 29 Hard nut to crack 30 Questionnaire catchall 31 Certain believer 32 Election prizes 37 Air__: Southwest subsidiary 38 BA or HR 40 Titan of publishing 43 Put trust in 44 Where distasteful humor often goes 45 Hopi home 48 Violas, cellos, etc.: Abbr. 49 Bad thing to eat 50 Rubiyt rhyme scheme 51 Georgia and Latvia, once: Abbr. 52 Fireplace shelf 53 Gold source 54 Really ticked 55 Some attendance figs. 57 TV dial letters 58 Herd dining area 59 Profs address letters By Steve Salitan (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 09/01/11 09/01/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: E di te d b y R i c h Norr i s an d Joyce N i c h o l s Lew i s firstname.lastname@example.org Youth Soccer League sign-ups plannedYouth soccer league sign-ups will be held Aug. 12 30 at the Sports Complex, 640 N.W. 27th Lane, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The fee is $35 per boy or girl player, 5 to 14 years of age. A copy of the participants birth certi cate is needed to register. For information, call 863-763-6950.Flag Football tryouts to be heldFirst and Goal Flag Football will be held by a ministry of First Baptist Church Okeechobee for grades K-12. Registration fee is $35 and the deadline along with mandatory tryouts is Sept. 7, from 9 11 a.m. You can pick up and return registration form and fee at the Recreation Center (ROC) at 310 S.W. Fifth Ave., or FBC Of ce at 401 S.W. Fourth St. For information, call 863-763-2171 or 863-467-7625.
Business women to meetGet ideas on publicizing your business w hen you attend the Okeechobee Business W omens Referral Network when they meet for their monthly get-together at the Lodge at the Lake Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 This is a group committed to enhancing the overall success of women in business, promoting networking and business referrals and offering a system for sharing information and support. There are no dues and no enrollment, but lots of encouragement and ideas. A small gift exchange concludes the meeting.Eagles North to host dinnerEagles North, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will host a steak or sh dinner Friday, Aug. 16 from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Music with Bryan will be provided. Come out and dance. Saturday, A ug. 17, is card bingo starting at 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, bingo is at 1 p.m. On W ednesday, Aug. 21, bingo is at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund.Eastern Star to host auctionOkeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star will host a quarter auction on Friday, Aug. 16 at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Doors w ill open at 6 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7 p.m. Approximately 15 vendors are expected for this evening of fun and great prizes. Bidding paddles are only $2 and our kitchen will be open serving hot dogs, chili dogs, chips and drinks. A dessert table will showcase many homemade items from our great cooks. Bring your quarters well have plenty of change for paper money, too and join us while supporting the charities of the Eastern Star. For information, contact Mary A nn Holt at 863-763-5210. A rchery contest plannedGLADES COUNTYThe Glades County 4-H 3D Archery Contest will be Aug. 24 at Fisheating Creek Outpost. Registration, due A ug. 16 is $18 per archer. Participants must be a member of a 4-H Club, 4-H Archery Club, 4-H Shooting Sports Club or a County 4-H Shooting Sports Program where they have received archery instruction from a certi ed Florida 4-H Archery Instructor. There will also be an open shoot category w ith a registration fee of $20. For information, contact the Glades County Extension Of ce at 863-946-0244.Embroidery group to meetDo you have an embroidery machine, or want to learn about them? Then join our monthly embroidery group where we all learn and share ideas while working on beautiful embroidery projects. The next meeting is Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the local Red Cross of ce at 323 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Linda at 863-697-2450 or Mary at 863-697-1920.Moose Lodge hosting eventsOn Saturday, Aug. 17, the Okeechobee Moose Lodge 1753, at 159 N.W. 36th St., will host an academy of friendship dinner featuring country fried steak with music by Chuck Darling. On Monday, Aug. 19, vecard bingo starts at 6 p.m. in social quarters. The Wednesday, Aug. 21, comedy night starts at 5 p.m. Come tell your favorite jokes and enjoy 50 cent hotdogs. Thursday, Aug. 22, bingo starts 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, bingo starts with a bonanza at 6:30 p.m. Daily lunch specials are $2.50, serving from 11:30 a.m. Proceeds go to support Moose charities programsPet appreciation event slatedThe third annual pet appreciation event will be held at Tractor Supply Company, 3371 U.S. 441 S., on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. There will be dogs on sight available for adoption, affordable spay/neuter vouchers for purchase and much more.Horse club plans fundraiserThe Chobee Mini Horse Club will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply on U.S. 441 S. There will be a bake sale, 50/50 drawing, hot dogs and a Chinese auction. There also will be a car driving demonstration by one of our little horses. Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 64 will host Sunday night bingo on Aug. 18 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 to bene t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public. The American Legion now has free WIFI for its lounge and dinning room patrons.Garden, Orchid clubs to meetOn Monday, Aug. 19 the Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. and the Orchid Club at 7 p.m. at the Extension Center, 451 U.S. 98 N. Bring an orchid to discuss or show. For information, call 863-763-6469.Bowling tryouts to be heldOn Tuesday, Aug. 20 and Wednesday, Aug. 21, there will be boys and girls high school bowling tryouts at 3:30 p.m. at Lucky Lanes Bowling Alley. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. there is a bowling meeting for the Tuesday night mixed adult league. For information, call Carole at 863-261-1081.Quarters for a Cause slatedQuarters for a Cause will be held at the American Legion on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a special prize giveaway for wearing an animal print; a 50/50 drawing; food auctions; and, door prizes. For information, call Christy at 863-697-1247.AARP driver program setThe Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will host an AARP Driver Safety Program on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Complete the class in one day, with no driving and no tests. You could receive a discount on you auto insurance for three years. To register, call the Chamber of Commerce at 863-467-6246. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Did you submit a page of news, but only one line got in the paper? You can have it your way! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 8 Okeechobee News August 16, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICEA public auction for County owned surplus equipment and vehicles will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 by DeMott Auction Co., Inc. at the Okeechobee Cattlemans Association Arena, 1885 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Viewing of the county surplus items, equipment and vehicles will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the auction will begin at 9:00 a.m. All county owned surplus items, equipment and vehicles will be auctioned As Is to the highest bidder. All county owned surplus items, equipment and vehicles will be paid in full prior to successful bidder(s) removing any items, equipment or vehicles from auction site. For information concerning viewing surplus equipment or vehicles, bidder requirements, terms and condition of auction/bidding process and payment requirements, please contact Terry DeMott at 229-891-1832 or 800-985-5699. For information concerning county owned surplus items, equipment or vehicles, please contact Russell Rowland at 863-763-1811. Frank Irby, Chairman Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Publish: August 16, 2013 Okeechobee News Special to the Okeechobee NewsHome Depot Scholar named Thomas Roberts, store manager of the Home Depot of Okeechobee, gives recipient Lauren Halliday, 2012 graduate of Okeechobee High School, a check for $2,500 for being the Home Depot Scholar. The Orange Scholarship Program is one bene t offered through the Home Depot. Lauren will be attending Indian River State College and will major in education. Special to the Okeechobee NewsSenior Center hosts line dancingLine dancing is back at the Senior Center every Monday! We invite all seniors to come and check out the new Senior Center. In the photo from left to right are Becky Leonard, Pat Grant, Carol Yates, Marilyn Hadley and Arlene Huff. Donate blood at these locationsWhile 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. Friday, Aug. 16 Walgreens, 16 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 Wal Mart, 11 a.m.7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 Wal Mart, 11 a.m.7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 Golden Corral, 11 a.m.4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 Wal Mart, 11 a.m.7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 Wal Mart, 16 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 Labor Day Festival in Park, 10 a.m.3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 Wal Mart, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
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 SEBRINGS 1ST CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL September 7, 2013 6-9pm On the Circle in downtown Sebring visit childrensmuseumhighlands.com 9 Okeechobee News A ugust 16, 2013 Garick LLC, operator of Waste Managements compost facility in Okeechobee, will produce, package and sell the Organic Valley Brand Compost and Potting Mixes via a unique new collaboration involving Faith Farm Ministries. Garick LLC operates two Waste Management compost facilities in Florida, including the Okeechobee Organics Recycling Facility, an eight-acre facility located adjacent to W aste Managements Okeechobee Land ll. The facility, along with Waste Managements V ista Organics Recycling Facility in Apopka, makes organic compost using local food, y ard and wood residuals. The compost is used to make high-quality soil mixes for the landscape and garden markets. Together, Garick and Faith Farm Ministries have invested into and built the new packaging facility on the Faith Farm Okeechobee campus to bring the compost product to market. The Organic Valley Brand will be available for sale in all Faith Farm thrift stores, as well as other retail stores focusing on organic products. This collaboration allows us to grow our organics recycling and composting business with Waste Management while supporting the local community by giving men within Faith Farm Ministries program an opportunity to develop new skills they can take with them into the job market, said Ray Stamper, general manager of Garicks Florida operations. I am very excited about this opportunity to mutually grow our business, further our commitment to green initiatives and support this mission. The new collaboration provides a closed-loop solutionfrom raw materials taken out of the waste stream to a high-end organic packaged materialall locally procured and manufactured. The Organic Valley Compost will be available in one cubic foot bags and the Potting Mix will be sold in a 1.5-cubic foot bag. We are excited about being part of the organic recycling story here, including using and reusing what society throws away to help others, said Allen Patterson, assistant campus director of Faith Farm Ministries in Okeechobee. Faith Farm is all about helping men and women get a new start in life; men and women who have often been discarded by society, yet have intrinsic and eternal value. We look forward to offering our programs to others who need them in the days and months ahead. The Okeechobee Organics Recycling Facility is permitted to accept up to 30,000 tons of organic material per year. It is part of Waste Managements strategy to expand organics recycling. To date, the company operates 36 organics processing facilities throughout North America. As the nations largest environmental solutions provider, our customers are asking us to help them meet their sustainability and recycling goals, said Karen Hawkins, manager of organics recycling for Waste Management. Were very pleased to have invested in and built the Okeechobee facility which provides the most advanced aerated composting technology available to make this project possible. North America generates over 80 million tons of organic waste each year. In the United States, approximately one third of municipal solid waste is organic, including food scraps, yard trimmings and wood residue. Approximately 65 percent of American yard waste and 2.5 percent of food scraps are currentl y diverted from disposal. The market for composting services is growing. Consumers are increasingly demanding non-chemical solutions to lawn and garden care. Municipalities and companies are seeking to reduce the amount of organic material they send for disposal. Organic compost is considered a part of the green retail market, which has been growing at 20 percent annually. Community initiative focuses on organic recycling Special to the Okeechobee NewsEconomic Council, school of cials meetEconomic Council members met with school of cials during their meeting on Aug. 7 at the Indian River State College (IRSC) Williamson Conference & Education Center. Pictured, left to right, are: Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy, Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services Joni Ard, Economic Council Chairman Jon Geitner, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services Renee Geeting, and IRSC Provost Russ Brown. Updates were also provided by other local of cials during the meeting. For information about the Economic Council of Okeechobee, contact Tara Rowley at 863-467-0200. Special to the Okeechobee NewsGarick, Faith Farm Ministries and Waste Management are bringing organic compost to market. Top row: Ray Stamper, general manager, Garick Florida operations; Allen Patterson, assistant campus director, Faith Farm Ministries Okeechobee; Pastor Jim Benton, Faith Farm Ministries; and Karen Hawkins, Waste Management manager of organics recycling. Bottom row: Faith Farm representatives Justin Lugo, Chance Smith, Mark Hinton, Monty Corbett and William Dickinson. Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe material is put into windrows and monitored to complete its transformation to organic compost.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 You are welcome to come visit and enjoy the traditional worship and music. Come and share in the word of GodTrinityFreeWillBaptistChurchSunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 pm Pastor : Thomas Dees 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd (Cemetery Rd) Okeechobee, Florida 34972 Telephone: 863-763-4962 BAPTIST EPISCOPALCHURCH OF OUR SAVIOURCome worship with usSunday 8 am & 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Mass in English 12:30 pm Holy Eucharist Mass in Spanish Wednesday 6 pm Holy Eucharist Service Visit our website at churchofoursaviourokeechobee.org200 NW 3rd Street 863-763-4843 BAPTIST CHURCH Advertise Your Church Happenings!Services Revivals Vacation Bible School Prayer Meetings, etc. Call 863-763-3134 or email email@example.com Join us for old-fashioned preaching based on the Bible, God-focused prayer, hymns we grew up on, Southern Gospel favorites, and piano and bass duets on Northside Baptist Church 51 NW 98th St. (approx. 6 miles north on 441)Rev. Richard GilesSunday at 10:45am and 6pm., with Sunday School at 9:45am and Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6pm. 10 Okeechobee News August 16, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News Indian River State College will offer the pre-licensing courses for the Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License and the Property and Casualty Insurance License beginning in September. Real Estate Principles, Practices & Law 1 (FREC 1 class), REE1040, will teach the theoretical, practical and legal aspects of real estate to prepare students for successful completion of the licensing examination to become a Florida Real Estate Sales A ssociate. The course will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 10:15 p.m. beginning Sept. 3 through Dec. 10 in Building J, Room J -104 at the Main Campus. Cost is $415.32 for Florida residents. Property and Casualty Insurance, RMI2600, is the state required 2-20 prelicensing class. Topics include auto, re and property insurance, liability, workmans compensation and security bonds. The course will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. from Sept. 6 through Dec. 12 in Building J, Room J-205 at the IRSC Main Campus. Cost is $1,245.96 for Florida residents. Registration is now under way. The IRSC Main Campus is located at 3209 Virginia Ave., in Fort Pierce. For information, call tollfree 1-866-792-4772 or visit www.irsc.edu. IRSC offering licensing classes in Fort Pierce Florida Sheriffs Association President Sheriff Grady Judd Friday announced, The right to self-defense is well-established in law. The Florida Sheriffs con rmed this position by voting unanimously, at the 2013 Florida Sheriffs Association Summer Conference, to support the Stand Your Ground law as it is currently written. Our current judicial system is comprised of multiple checks and balances to ensure fair and equitable application of all laws, including Stand Your Ground. Floridas Stand Your Ground Law states: A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity, and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony. Florida sheriffs support Stand Your Ground Law The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Shawn Ashley Van Epps, 31, Lake Drive W ., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 13 by Deputy Cari Arnold on St. Lucie County warrants charging her with the felonies of burglary of an occupied dwelling and grand theft. Her bond on those charges was set at $30,000. She w as arrested on another St. Lucie County warrant that charged her with felony battery. She is being held without bond on that charge. Leon Edison Chambers Jr., 14, S.E. 61st Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 13 by Deputy Matthew Grumbling on felony charges of grand theft and burglary of a structure. He w as booked into the Okeechobee County Jail, then released into the custody of his parents. Shelby Ramon Willis, 30, N.E. 15th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 13 by Deputy Cody Hurst on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with felony battery. His bond was set at $4,000. Danny Anthony Bonilla, 24, N.E. 42nd Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 13 by Trooper T.D. Burk on a felony charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. His bond was set at $2,500. Timothy Edward Velez, 45, N.W. 93rd Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 13 by Deputy Cody Hurst on a Marion County warrant charging him with the felony of failure to register as a career offender. His bond was set at $5,000. Alfred J. King III, 56, N.W. 46th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 14 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felony of aggravated stalking. His bond was set at $2,500. Jimmy Lee Lundquist II, 34, S.W. 15th St., Ocala, was arrested Aug. 14 by Deputy Elbert Kline on a Marion County warrant charging him with the felonies of traf cking in a controlled substance and manufacturing a controlled substance. His bond was set at $100,000. Claudia Jumper Olivarez, 45, N.W. 30th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 15 by Deputy Megan Holroyd on misdemeanor charges of driving under the in uence and driving while license suspended. Her bond was set at $1,500. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 CANCER?15 Minute chat with Dr. Kumar, at no charge, to discuss Advanced Treatment options personalized just for you.Limited Appointments. CALL NOW 863-467-9500Big Lake Cancer Center1115 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Exceeding patients expectations~ every day! RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS PODIATRIST DID YOU KNOW... HERE AT FLORIDA FOOT SPECIALIST WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING? Ankle Fractures Foot Fractures Foot Ulcers Venous Stasis Ulcers Leg Infections We Also Offer Testing for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) 235 NE 19 th Dr. Shariff & Dr. Roberts treat all forms of fractures & trauma of the foot & leg!Ph: (863) 657-4444 ORTHOPAEDICS Dr. Benjamin Epstein Dr. Epstein is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, who has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Epstein is Board Certied by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Great Orthopaedic CareRight Here in OkeechobeeOrthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson is located at 1924 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee (just north of the Hospital, in the blue-roof building) Call for an appointment 863-357-0540. We Treat Kids Too! For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 863-357-0540 .Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson offers a full range of orthopaedic services including: Total Hip and Knee Replacements Arthroscopic Surgery & Sports Medicine Pediatric Orthopedics Work Related injuries Most insurances and Medicare are accepted. By Dr. Ramesh Kumar Big Lake Cancer CenterHow many cancer patients would jump up and consider a treatment option that is proven to be highly effective, does not need surgery, painless, completed in 5 days or less, without signi cant side effects, w hile continuing to maintain their full level of activity and function? Radio surgery is a technique that utilizes specialized machines that allow large amounts of radiation to be delivered with sub millimeter accuracy thereby killing the cancers without damaging surrounding normal tissues. It is as simple as going out to get a chest x-ray! Cyberknife Robotic Radio surgery system, created at Stanford University over 10 years ago is unique and better than other systems in the fact that it is the only Radio surgery system that can achieve what is called real-time tracking and killing of tumor. What kind of patients can be helped by Cyberknife? There are several situations too numerous to mention What is Cyberknife Radiation Therapy? Submitted Photo/ Big Lake Cancer Center Cyberknife: Cutting edge technology at work for our patients in Okeechobee.here where Cyberknife would be extremely useful and safe. The following are just a few of them: Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia, pituitary tumors and tumors of the acoustic nerve called Acoustic Neuroma can avoid major surgical procedures on the brain by getting treated with Cyberknife. Patients with cancers of the brain, spine, lung and prostate are but a few of the cancers that can be helped with one to ve sessions of Radio Surgery. An article that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2010 showed that patients with patients with lung cancer who received Radiosurgery had a survival rate of 55.8% at 3 years versus 20 to 35% for those patients treated with traditional radiation over several weeks. As one of our patients commented, if it is good for patients at Stanford University, it is good for patients from the Okeechobee area! If you or someone you know has any form of cancer, please call us so we can explore the possibility of treating it with this cutting edge technology. This 4.5 million dollar machine is available at the of ces of Dr. Kumar in Saint Lucie County. Courtesy transportation is available to get to this of ce for those patients in need. Please call 863467-9500 for more information. FAMILY MEDICINE Monday Thursday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. (863) 467-2159Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certied by the American Board of Family PhysiciansPediatrics Womens Health Family Physician Hablamos Espaol Same Day Appointments Aliated with Raulerson Hospital RaulersonPrimaryCare.com 202 NE 2nd Avenue Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 We Treat Kids Too! 11 Okeechobee News A ugust 16, 2013
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Board Certified Optometrists Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon UROLOGY DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.Board Certi ed In UrologySpecializing in: Adult & Pediatric Urology Bladder & Kidney Infections Impotence/Implants No Scalpel Vasectomy 215 N.E. 19th Dr. Okeechobee 863-763-0217 GYNECOLOGIST James E. MD FACOG Board All Major Insurances Accepted 863-763-8000 Okeechobee Loss of Libido Endometriosis Urine Control Infertility Menstrual Abnormalities Sterilization Laser Surgery Minimally Invasive Surgery The 2012 2013 Medical Information Guide is available online atspecialsections.newszap.com 2012-2013 Medical Information GuideFriday, October 26, 2012 Supplement to the: CONSULT-A-NURSE For Free Physician Referral & Health Care Questions call 763-9228 P roviding our communit y qualit y h ealthcare services with a personal t ouch for more than 30 y ears Emergenc y Services 24 hrs /7 da y s a week O rthopedics Introducing Dr. Benjamin Epstei n Ph y sical, Occupational & Speech Therap y R adiology Services Accredited by the A merican College o f Radiology in : CT Scan, Digita l Mammograp hy MRI, Nuc l ear Me d icine, & U l trasoun d Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ In p atient and Out p atient Service s Occupational Health / Workers Compensation We Tr ea t Ki d s T oo Available year-round at orida.newszap.com R H H H R C S M 12 Okeechobee News August 16, 2013 of whatever spending plan is approved by the commissioners per month -not his proposed budget. If the total time is two months, then the sheriff would receive twotwelfths of the boards approved plan. During the time of the appeal the sheriffs budget would be based on what the board approved, said Mrs. Chartier. In his opening remarks to commissioners Tuesday, Sheriff May told commissioners this is the fth consecutive year he has cut his budget. During the ve years that we were cutting our budget we cut it over 19 percent, reduced the budget by $3.5 million and returned (to the county) over $6 million in unspent dollars, he told commissioners. To meet the boards demand, the sheriff has few options. To get to that $12.8 mark, Sheriff May said as many as 41 of his employees will lose their jobs. That total means 15 people will be laid off in the county jail; 23 will be laid off in the law enforcement, administration and dispatch divisions; and, three members of the courthouse security staff will be let go. Commissioners want the sheriffs budget to be more in line with what it was in scal y ear 2003/04, because due to lower property v alues, revenue from ad valorem taxes will be at that level. At that time the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of ce had 186 employees in the 24-hour, seven-day-a-week operation. W hile the sheriff ran the jail, he did not have to provide security for the courthouse in 2003/2004. The sheriffs total budget was $11,794,776. So, you ask, if the sheriff has to operate on a 2003/04 spending plan will the county? They are, said Mrs. Chartier. She pointed out the county has cut 44 positions and are operating on a budget of $6,996,816 -which is $464,867 less than the 03/04 budget of $7,461,683. Even at that, the county could actually be losing money in the next couple of years if something doesnt change quickly and dramatically. What happened? How did the county fall into this nancial sink hole? We continued to spend more than we were bringing in, said the administrator. Option IIWhen she was asked how the county will fund the sheriffs budget if the Cabinet upholds Sheriff Mays appeal, Mrs. Chartier simply replied borrow it. But as to what the board will actually do, she said: Im not sure, when the rubber meets the road, which way theyll go. The board will do what it is ordered to do, or show it isnt possible. Sheriff May points to county reserves that total approximately $35 million. But Mrs. Chartier nixes the idea of dipping into those reserves. She explained that most of those funds are restricted, meaning they are covered by state statute and cant legally be used for anything other than what is designated by the state. That leaves the land ll trust fund in which there is currently a little more than $8 million. Some of that money can be tranferred to help fund the sheriffs budget. However, cautioned the administrator, that fund is not supposed to drop below $8 million. That is our rainy day fund, she said. It can be used for other things, but that may not be nancially prudent. To drop below the $8 million mark would take a super majority of four votes by the ve-member county board. That leaves...Option IIIIf backed into a corner, Sheriff May does have the option of giving the commissioners the keys to the county jail. He can also let them provide security at the judicial complex. But, indicates the countys top cop, giving up the jail is probably the last thing he wants to do. The proposed corrections budget sits at $5,750,313. If the sheriff was to relinquish the jail to the county it would leave his budget at $9,594,284. For courthouse security, the sheriff has budgeted $782,812. When that is subtracted, the sheriffs proposed budget totals $8,811,472. That is still a little more than $1 million above where the county wants the law enforcement portion of the budget. So, more negotiations would be needed to try and reach a nal compromise. When asked if he was going to give commissioners the keys to the jail, Sheriff May said no. Not at this time. Im hopeful we can reach a gure where we can operate the sheriffs of ce, jail and courthouse security, he said. I, personally, think the sherif f should run the jail. I would like to continue to run it, but I will not run it in a manner thats unsafe. Translated: he is against laying off jail employees and making an already dangerous job even more dangerous for those employees who remain. Today, it costs $68 per day to house an inmate in the county facility. There are currently 245 inmates in a jail that was built to house 232. Though the sheriff is hesitant to give up the jail and courthouse security, its still an option. And, most likely his last. BUDGETContinued From Page 1 be eager to move forward the programs Mrs. Downing started, he added. Mrs. Lundy was previously the director o f grants and special programs for the system. She requested to be considered as a school principal. Mr. Kenworthy said the change is not an indictment of the previous administration or the job they did at Everglades. In other business, Brady Lundy of Everglades Farm Equipment Company received a certi cate of appreciation for his support o f Okeechobee schools. His company provides a John Deere tractor to mow the school ball elds. He also hosted a group of STEM students for a tour and luncheon recently to showcase their agriculture operation in the Glades. SCHOOLSContinued From Page 1
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In the employment section of the classifieds When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesp erson in town. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds 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. 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In Kings Bay close to Power Plant, long/short term lease. 863-634-8331 2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 Tri-plex Okeechobee 2/2 living, dining area, kitchen, w/d hookup, patio, privacy fence. Free Trash, lawn mowing, No pets $690/mo 1st, last and sec. 417-848-3424 417-848--6360 Condos/Townhouses RentTaylor Creek 2bd/1ba, furnished or unfurnished, boat ramp, dock, and pool, W/D in unit, $850/mo + sec. dep. Water included Call (863)634-0663 Houses RentAFFORDABLE new house 3/1/1, fenced yard, W/D, $1050/mo. Large 3/2/2, 22K sq. ft. Jacuzzi tub, DW, $1450/mo. 1st, last & sec (561)723-2226 BASSWOOD custom 4br/2ba, 1 car garage, split plan, dishwasher, W & D Hookup. $1175 mo. (561) 307-2502. OKEE 1002 SE 8th Dr. Newly Remodeled. 2 br. 1 ba. $650. All appls., tile oors, hurricane windows. Immediate occupancy. Last, sec. $ ref. Chris 863-447-3282 Shop here first! The classified ads Houses RentOKEE 3/2 House with fenced in back yard. Immaculate Condition. 211 SE 5th Ave. $1300/month 1st, last $1300 Security. Pets allowed upon approval. Call 863-634-3312. OKEE 3br./1ba. CBS House Laundry rm, WD hookup. Inclds City water. $750 mo., Sec. & Refs. MH 2br./1ba., porch. Inclds water, & lawn maint. $480 mo., Refs & Sec. T. Trailer 1br. 30 ft. Includs water & lawn maint. $425 mo. Refs & Sec. Call 561-346-4692. OKEE2/1 First class property 12 miles N.E. of town center. Lawn, pest, trash and water included $ 498.00 mo. Call for details. Mon -Fri. No Pets 863-467-9800. Okeechobee Country Hills Estates. Unique post and beam house on private 5 acre lot. 2bd one in loft, 2 ba., lrg. screen room, screened balcony with hot tub, all appliances, include W/D, $1400. mth. 708-218-8227. 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 Land SaleNext to Indian Hammock, Ft. Drum, 8.410 woodsy acres with 1,320 sq. ft. xer upper camp house w/barn, $150,000. 863-610-0712 Lots SaleJust Reduced large fenced lot in Treasure Island with beautiful oak trees. Put a mobile home on lot or build your home $14,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Priced to sell Residential Building lot, adjoining the golf course at the Beautiful Oaks of Blue Heron. $22,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 RENT OR SALE LARGE BUILDING ON 10 CITY LOTS, COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AT 404 SE 10TH AVE. CALL FOR MORE DETAILS 863-634-1992 OR 863-357-7919 Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 FORT DRUM 5 acres, small pond/creek, 3BR, 2BA Trailer, Deposit required Rent $850/mo. (772) 464-9226 Okee3bd/2ba on water. treasure island, large yard, new carpet, NO PETS includes lawn service, $800/mo + sec. dep. Call (863)634-0663 Mobile HomeSaleDoublewide, 3br, 2 bath pre-owned zone II with den. Only $32,900 setup and a/c included. New carpet and many other features. Call Larry or Sandy at 863-357-4848 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. BoatsPontoon Boat trailer, Up to 24 feet, heavy duty with spare tire. Labelle area. Call 239-357-9044. 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)268-5865 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in 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? 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 16, 2013
Public Notice BUDGET WORKSHOP AND CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee will conduct a Regular Meeting and a Budget Workshop at 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss and review the proposed 2013-2014 Fiscal Year Annual Budget. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a certi ed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based. Please contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerks Of ce at 863-763-3372 for assistance. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 450394 ON 8/16/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regular Session on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 9:00 a.m in the Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrators Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Frank Irby, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 449270 ON 8/16/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD263 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1597 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 4 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 04 35 34S 33E 1-35-34-33-0A00-00004-P000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: IRENE PRICE Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of September, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 448448 ON 8/2,9,16,23/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD262 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1596 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 4 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 04 35 34S 33E 1-35-34-33-0A00-00004-M000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of September, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 448447 ON 8/2,9,16,23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD260 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1583 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 28 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 28 34 34S 33E 1-34-34-33-0A00-00028-G000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: JEAN MAX FRANCOIS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of September, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 448444 ON 8/2,9,16,23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD261 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1590 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 1 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 01 35 34S 33E 1-35-34-33-0A00-00001-L000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ANTHONY A SWABY Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of September, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 448445 ON 8/2,9,16,23/2013 Public Notice Public NoticeNotice of Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting of the Grove Community District The Board of Supervisors of the Grove Community District will hold a Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting on September 3, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard, at the South Florida Water Management District Okeechobee Service Center located at 3800 NW 16th Boulevard, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive public comment on the Fiscal Year 2013/2014 Proposed Final Budget of the Grove Community District. The purpose of the Regular Board Meeting is for the Board to consider any other business which may properly come before it. A copy of the Budget and/or the Agenda may be obtained at the of ces of the District Manager, c/o Special District Services, Inc., 2501 Burns Road, Suite A, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, during normal business hours. The meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida law. Meetings may be continued as found necessary to a time and place speci ed on the record. There may be occasions when one or more Supervisors will participate by telephone; therefore, a speaker telephone will be present at the meeting location so that Supervisors may be fully informed of the discussions taking place. In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at these meetings should contact the District Manager at (561) 630-4922 and/or toll free at 1-877-737-4922, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meetings. If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this Public Hearing and Regular Board Meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made at their own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is based. Grove Community District 450100 ON 8/16,23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD259 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1539 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT N OF TRACT 6 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 6 34 34S 33E 1-34-34-33-0A00-00006-N000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC DAINIS PALMERO Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of September, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 448438 ON 8/2,9,16,23/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2013TD264 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that V L UNDERHILL the holder of the following certi cate has led said certi cates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certi cate No: 1673 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: LOT I OF TRACT 28 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 28 36 34S 33E 1-36-34-33-0A00-00028-I000 Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Name in which assessed: CANTAVE COLEUS MARIE COLEUS Unless said certi cate shall be redeemed accor ding to law the property described in such certi cate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M. on the 12th day of September, 2013. SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Robin R. Parrish Deputy Clerk NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770. 448452 ON 8/2,9,16,23/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013-DR452 IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: MICHAEL V. EVERETT, Petitioner/Husband, and ROBIN LYNN EVERETT, Respondent/Wife NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION T O: Robin Lynn Everett Unknown address YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage, including claims for dissolution of marriage, payment of debts, division of real and personal property, and for payments of support, has been led against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action on Rebecca H. Boldt, Petitioners attorney, whose address is 107 N.E. 4th Street, Okeechobee, Fl 34972, on or before 9/15/2013, and le the original with the clerk of this court at Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, either before service on Petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2013-CP-85 JUDGE: ELIZABETH METZGER IN RE: Estate of KENNETH CHARLES GLASER A/K/A KENNETH CHARLES GLASER, SR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Formal Administration The administration of the Estate of KENNETH CHARLES GLASER A/K/A KENNETH CHARLES GLASER, SR. Deceased, whose date of death was Ma y 2 2012 and 14 Okeechobee News August 16, 2013otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED this 12th day of August, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk 450264 ON 8/16,23,30;9/6/2013 whose social security number is xxxxx-4341, Case Number 2013-CP-85 is pending in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 125, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedents estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidated, you must le your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with the Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENTS DEATH. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is: August 9, 2013. Nichole M. Reno Personal Representative 918 NE 7th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601 Law Of ce Of CASSELS & McCALL John D. Cassels, Jr. Attorney for Personal Representative FBN: 0261521 Post Of ce Box 968 Okeechobee, FL 34973-0968 (863) 763-3131 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 449935 ON 8/9,16/2013 SudokuThe 2013-2014 Medical Information Guide is coming soon! Reserve your ad space today! Call a sales representative now! 863.763.3134
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