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Sunday, August 18, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 99 15.93 feetLast Year: 12.10 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus tax Everglades students face long school day ... Page 8 Two arrested by drug task force ... Page 9 Area churches welcome new school teachers ... Page 5 Huff to coach OHS softball...Page 10 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBrenda Bradford (rear) brought her daughters Takerah Bradford (center) and Taylor Bradford (right) to the Yearling Middle School open house on Aug.15. Beandrea Mays (left) joined in the fun. For more back to school news, see page 5. Students head back to school Monday Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyDaniel Pelham (right) and Koren Wolf brought along three students to the Seminole Elementary Open House held on Thursday. Makayla Wolf (left) will enter seventh grade, Brooke Wolf (center) will enter fth grade and Clayton Wolf (right) will enter the second grade this year. About half of the water entering coastal estuaries comes from the big lakeBy Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) inspectors are keeping close watch on two seepage areas in the Herbert Hoover Dike, according to Lt. Col. Thomas Greco, USACE deputy commander for South Florida. Seepage is normal and common in the 143mile earthen berm that encircles the lake, he explained. There are usually 12 to 15 seepage areas, mostly along the south end of the dike. Most of these are level 1, where wet spots can be found but measurable water is not owing. Where the water level of Lake Okeechobee is higher than the land level on the other side of the dike, the pressure forces the water into -and sometimes through -the dike. The higher the water level rises, the greater the pressure against the earthen berm. The Corps tries to keep the lake level between 12.5 and 15.5 feet above sea level, which is considered an optimal balance for safety, the environmental health of the lake and water supply needs. At 16 feet, the chance of a dike breach is about 5 percent according to governmental studies. At 18 feet, the risk of dike failure is about 45 percent. At 20 feet, dike failure is expected. On Aug. 14, the Corps was monitoring two level 3 seepages through which clear water is owing. A level 3 seepage in Reach 1 (the area between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade) is owing at about 2.5 gallons per minute. Lt. Col. Greco said ow has increased recently in this area, which was previously monitored at 2 gallons per minute. The land elevation there is about Corps monitoring dike for seepageSee DIKE Page 5
Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 91F with a heat index of 97F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 77F. Extended ForecastMonday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 90F with a heat index of 97F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Low of 75F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 91F with a heat index of 97F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low of 75F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 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 18, 2013 Okeechobee Forecast Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppQuick response appreciatedWalmart Store Manager Bill Bales (front, left), along with some store associates, presented Okeechobee City Police Department Chief Denny Davis (front, right) with a plaque Friday, Aug. 16, to thank him and his department for their quick response and help when called. Okeechobee Humane Society needs volunteersThe Okeechobee Humane Society Pet/Rescue needs volunteers to help with of ce work and to help as kennel supervisors. The organization is non-pro t, with no paid staff and depends on donations and community volunteers. For information, contact Belinda Forlifer at 863-357-1104.
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Consolidation The existence of the two, often funct ionally overlapping local governments (police, re, 9-1-1, roads, etc.) in Okeechobee County is one of the worst examples of corruption by political incompetence. Many y ears ago, attempts to consolidate the police and re services met with tremendous resist ance from the city employees, the groundless claim being that they would lose their j obs. There have been numerous studies regarding consolidation, all of which show a s ubstantial nancial advantage. Its all about power and control. As long as the city and c ounty residents continue to sheepishly pay t heir taxes without questions or challenges t o the manner and amounts spent on government, the system will continue. Rodeo clown I have been to a LOT of rodeos in my lifetime and I have seen clowns wearing masks making fun of Nixon, Reagan, Ford, Carter, Bush, Clinton .... Basically this happens to every president and until now everyone just understood it was a joke and if t hey didnt like it, they ignored it. Suddenly s omeone wearing a mask of a president and making jokes is a big deal and they take it s eriously. Making rodeo clowns in Missouri t ake sensitivity training because one made fun of Obama? That is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard.County budget Supporting the sheriff is a good thing. But taking that position implies some real knowledge of how the sheriffs personnel are actually doing their job, and how much t he citizens are paying. Same for the nay-sayers. How many of the detractors of the sheriff really know what the costs are, and more importantly, where there may be reasonable reductions. When the last time a Commiss ioner rode along or spent a shift with the deputies assigned to his/her district? There are some areas within the sheriffs budget that certainly do need either a good explanation, or consideration with the aim of reduction or even elimination. Times are tough. Unfortunately, it may be too late. I would predict that the parties are past the point of no return, and there will be a lot of hurt feelings, lost employees, etc., on the Sheriffs side; not to mention the severe damage to what were generally cordial relations with the board, and the respect of the public. When all is said and done, the sheriff is going to have to re-align how the department does business. Policing strategies, manpower ef ciency, redundancy elimination, etc., all comes to mind. Both sides of the public should have been asking what are the actual costs and why the costs are what they are? Im not talking about the one or two page summary sheets. The truth is in the line item budgets.Brain-eating amoeba Every time we have a big storm and the ditches are full of water, you see kids playing in that nasty water. I dont understand how parents can let their children get into that dirty water. Consider that water is full of cow manure from the pastures, gasoline and oil residue that runs off from the roads and parking lots, fertilizer and weed killer than runs off from the lawns. Plus there is all kinds of bacteria from the soil, plus we now know there is a brain-eating amoeba that can swim up your nose. No wonder the health department is always warning people to keep children out of the storm runoff.Leaks in the dike The dike is early 20th century technology. What did you expect? It is just a dirt berm. They had 80 plus years to improve it and there was a lot of corner cutting. Now its a mad dash to x what has been neglected all these years. Shame on you, Army Corps of Engineers, South Florida Water (mis)Management and FWC. Its hurricane season. If we have one over the lake and the dirt is compromised it will be very bad for the people who live around it. Since the early 1990s, the Army Corps of Engineers was publishing reports about the danger that the Herbert Hoover Dike could fail and no one paid any attention until Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Theological re ections from World War ZBy Rev. Loy MershimerOkeechobee Presbyterian ChurchRecently I watched the movie World War Z at the Brahman Theater, by accident. Promising my mom and adopted mom that we would see Lone Ranger, we arrived to nd that it only ran once per evening. So instead, we saw World War Z. And, I must say: watching my mom watch WWZ was worth the price of admission! The plot is riveting: A loving family nds a world suddenly gone mad, with things that look human but are dead inside -human zombies, destroying life. Is there anything worse than something that looks human but lacks life, and spreads death? As I watched the movie, a Scripture formed in my mind: As for you, you have been made alive, who were once dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. Walking dead men! People dead in spirit, who move about in body but lack true life, and bring destruction -WWZ illustrates an ancient spiritual story. If the Bible is true, then without the supernatural regeneration of our spirit, every human is only a walking dead person. Even as we move about in our bodies and experience soul life [mind, will and emotions], without saving relation with God, we are dead in spirit. Walking zombies! The zombie apocalypse is here and has been since the fall of Man. People, dead in spirit, wander throughout human time, slaying as they go. Ever wonder how humans can be responsible for hundreds of millions of deaths in the Century of Progress? Ever wonder how a civilized nation can practice a barbarism of infant sacri ce, on the altar of convenience? Look no further than death in spirit: Humans may look alive, moving about in body, experiencing soulemotions and mind-thoughts, but we are dead in spirit without being made alive in Christ. World War z has a scene where bloodthirst y zombies frantically and frenetically climb ove r each other to breach a protective wall in Israel. They breach the wall and run through the streets consuming as they go: voracious madness, insatiable destruction such a graphic picture o f lost human nature! This is what we experienc e in our world: spiritually dead humans franticall y pulling everyone down to their level of death. Consume. Destroy. Infect. Fallen human nature! Thankfully, this is not the end of the story. In real time, God sent forth His son, made o f a woman, made under the law. Jesus Chris t was manifested to destroy sin, and in Him was no sin (1 Jn. 3:5). He, the sinless One, took ou r curse for us. HE TOOK THE FULL EFFECT OF THE VIRUS OF SIN, that we might have spiri t life. And in accepting Him, we are cured -w e are vaccinated against death, infused with th e very life of God! Numbers 21 describes a crisis of Israel in th e wilderness. The people were bitten by thousands of deadly vipers and the venom passed quickly through the camp. God instructed Moses to raise up a brass serpent on a pole -that all the dying children of Israel might look and live: In the very look of faith, they were healed from the curse! Scripture later calls this brass serpen t a preview of Jesus: He hung on the cross, tha t we who are fatally bitten with the serpent of sin, might look to Him and live. He became sin, who knew no sin, that we might become th e righteousness of God in Him! Alleluia! Yes, the zombie apocalypse is here, and its worse than ever we imagined. The virus of sin has infected every human on planet earth, bu t there is Hope! You can make your calling and election sure, in the healing grace of Christ: Friend, look and live! Alleluia! Amen. August 18, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! 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 travel 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 Okeechobees 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 to the 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.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 18, 2013 11.8 feet above sea level. The second level 3 seepage is in Reach 3, an area between South Bay and Clewiston. Water is owing at about 0.5 gallons per minute through the dike in that area. The land elevation there is about 9.8 feet above sea level. On the north side of the lake, the land elevations are higher. For example, the City of Okeechobee is about 26 feet above sea level. There are currently no Level 4 seepages. Level 4 means the water is eroding dirt from the berm. Should this happen, the Corps w ill use reinforcement such as concrete "rip rap" in those areas. Lt. Col. Greco said about half of the freshw ater entering the estuaries comes from the lake and about half comes from runoff along the waterways between the lake and the coast. On May 8, 2013, the Corps started discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River at Moore Haven and into the St. Lucie Canal at Port Mayaca, to help slow the rise of Lake Okeechobee. Without those releases, the lake would be at more than 17 feet now, according to Lt. Col. Greco. Between May 8 and Aug. 13, 533,000 acre feet of water (about 173 billion gallons) went through the locks at Moore Haven, while 1,100,000 acre feet of water (356 billion gallons) went through the W. P. Franklin Lock near Fort Myers and into the estuaries on the west coast. On the other coast, during that time frame, 206,000 acre feet of water (about 67 billion gallons) from Lake Okeechobee went through the locks at Port Mayaca and 379,000 acre feet of water (about 123 billion gallons) went into east coast estuaries. Out ows to the south have been smaller because the water conservation areas south of Lake Okeechobee are already saturated. Pushing too much water south would ood the Everglades National Park and threaten wildlife there. This week the ows south from the lake were 920 cubic feet per second. There are three water conservation areas (WCA) between the lake and Everglades National Park. WCA1 is 220 square miles; WCA2 is 210 square miles; and, WCA3 is 915 square miles. As water evaporates and more storage is available, water from Lake Okeechobee is released south into the WCAs. A few days respite from the rain helped the level of Lake Okeechobee drop slightly below 16 feet last week. The big lake's 730square-mile surface allows up to one-half inch a day of water to evaporate on a hot, cloudless day. Sunny days also cause plants in the lake to absorb more water. The combination of evaporation and plant transpiration is referred to as evapotranspiration. On Aug. 14, the lake level was 15.99. On Aug. 15, the lake level was 15.97. According to USACE data, during that 24-hour period, 0.01 feet of lake water was added due to precipitation and 0.02 feet was lost to evaporation. The remaining difference in the lake level, 0.01 feet, is attributed to the releases of lake water to the east, west and south, being greater than the water entering the lake from waterways such as the Kissimmee River, Taylor Creek/Nubbin Slough and Fisheating Creek. DIKEContinued From Page 1 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Several local churches hosted welcome lunches for rst year teachers last week. Peace Lutheran Church kicked off the schedule on Tuesday followed by the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Wednesday and the United Methodist Church on Thursday. Over 30 new teachers were on hand at the lunches. The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church decorated their hall with a 1950's theme complete with Elvis records, Dean Martin records and old photos. The teachers were honored with gift cards, door prizes and school supplies. Reverend Loy Mershimer said this is the seventh year in a row that the church has put on this event, "It was an excellent turnout and we were really happy about that. I just wanted to make sure to ask God's blessing on them because I believe it is a calling in their lives," he stated. Rev. Mershimer said if someone takes a teacher's job seriously they will shape hearts and minds and sometimes will be the only solid point in a child's life. "I think it is very important for a teacher to shape the life of a child and believe it is a v ery holy calling for them," he added. He also praised the many volunteers at the church that helped to put on the event. He said they have a great team at the church and always decorate very well. "We are so thankful that God has called this ne people to this county and we hope they stay and become productive long term citizens of our County," he added. Reverend Bruce Simpson of the Okeechobee United Methodist Church said the luncheon Thursday was a great event and that it was a privilege to play host to the new teachers and thank them for caring enough to teach the youth of our community. "We do believe it is a calling from God. We ask God to bless their efforts, bless the kids and also to bless the bus drivers, cafeteria workers and custodians. They are all very important," he added. He also praised the volunteers and the lunch organizer Jeanne En nger, a retired Okeechobee school administrator. "It takes a good effort and all of the different people in our church begin planning this event many months in advance to make sure it's a success," he added. Teachers received gift cards and school supplies at the lunch. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society provided bags and cook books for the new teachers to enjoy. Representative Lonnie Kirsch said they are an international organization that provides scholarships and support to female educators when they want to do graduate work or become an administrator. She reported North Elementary School principal Pat McCoy recently was awarded a $10,000 scholarship to continue her education to earn a master's degree. The society can also pay for female teachers to attend national and regional conferences to improve their skills. Churches welcome new teachers The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving unde r the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Kelly Jo Harper, 49, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 15 by Deputy John Hazy on a DOC warrant charging her with the felony of violation of probation giving false information to a pawnbroker. She is being held without bond. Kenneth Ryan Kilburn, 32, N.E. 16th Way, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 15 b y Deputy Steven Pollock on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with driving under the in uence. He was released on his own recognizance. James Lyle Carnley, 20, N.E. Second St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 15 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee Count y warrant charging him with the felonies o f burglary of a conveyance with an assault / battery, criminal mischief (two counts) and carjacking. His bond was set at $100,000. Shena Danielle Burney, 26, S.E. 86th Blvd., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 15 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felonies of giving false information to a pawnbroker and dealing in stolen property. Her bond was set at $12,500. Cornelia Denise Ash, 18, N.E. 13th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 15 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her with the felonies of burglary of a conveyance with an assault/battery and aggravated battery, and a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Her bond was set at $125,500. David Wayne Broussard, 36, McKa y Road, Alvin, Texas, was arrested Aug. 15 b y Deputy Steven Pollock on felony charges o f false imprisonment and aggravated assault, and a misdemeanor charge of battery. His bond was to be set. Arturo Vieyra-Rosales, 24, N.W. 34th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 15 b y Detective Mark Shireman on felony charges of dealing in stolen property and grand theft. His bond was set at $12,500. Eric Andrew Pena, 24, N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 16 by Deputy Elbert Kline on a DOC warrant charging him with the felony of violation of probation giving false information to a secondary metals recycler. He is being held without bond. Joseph Berry Thornton, 19, N.W. 280th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 16 b y Deputy Elbert Kline on an amended DOC warrant charging him with the felonies o f violation of probation uttering a forged instrument (nine counts) and violation of probation grand theft (six counts). He is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent o r has had the charges against them droppe d is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Arrest Report Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyNicole Maciejewski will teach fth grade math at Osceola Middle School this year. She was among 35 new teachers welcomed on Tuesday by the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church.
City seeks applicants for citizen boards,committeesMake a difference in your community by serving on a citizen board or committee. Applications for appointment as well as board and committee descriptions, eligibility requirements and other information, may be obtained from and submitted to the Of ce of the City Clerk at 55 SE Third Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 863-763-3372 x 215 or downloaded from the Clerk's Of ce page of the City web site cityofokeechobee.com. These vacancies are to be lled by city residents only. There are currently openings on the Pension Fund Board and the Code Enforcement Board. Pension Fund Board of Trustees meetings are held the rst Monday in the months of February, May, August and November at 5 p.m. Code Enforcement Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 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 w ill 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. Garden, Orchid clubs to meetOn Monday, Aug. 19 the Garden Club w ill 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, A ug. 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 A merican 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 more call 863-697-1247.Teen Dance Party setThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Teen Dance Party for students ages 12-16 at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave., Saturday, Aug. 24 from 7 until 10 p.m. The cost is $7. For information, contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.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. Bring a bag lunch.Coalition to have anniversaryThe Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition wants to hear from former board members, general members, providers, clients and/or their children from 1993 to the present date. You can mail us a letter stating the services and experiences you have had with the coalition. It can be anonymous if you prefer. Also, let us know if you would like to participate in the 20th anniversary meeting on Friday, Aug. 23 Mail correspondence to: Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition, P.O. Box 2560, Okeechobee, FL 34973.Family Fun Day is slatedThe second annual free Family Fun Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Publix Plaza parking lot from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Chobee Steelers will perform. There will be drawings, a kids zone with bounce houses, face painting, health information, ngerprinting by the sheriff's of ce and more.4-H Awards Banquet setThe Okeechobee County 4-H Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, in the Okeechobee High School cafeteria. A silent auction will start at 4 p.m. Awards will start at 5 p.m.and continue after dinner. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. Silent auction drawings will be held throughout the night. Advance tickets are $3 and can be purchased at the Okeechobee Extension Of ce in the County Annex, 458 U.S. 98. Tickets can also be reserved by calling 863-763-6469. Tickets at the door will be $5 per person.Bene t bass tourney slatedThe Fallen Peace Of cer Bass Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 at the C. Scott Driver boat ramp. Tourney hours will be safe light until 2 p.m. Payout will be 80 percent. The entry fee is $110, and includes the big bass pot. Registration will be held at the boat ramp beginning at 5 a.m. on the morning of the event. Boat position will be determined by your entry. To pre-register or for information, call Jack Fulce at 863763-7753.Adult keg league to startLucky Lanes Bowling Alley adult leagues will start Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. For information, call Carole at 863-261-1081. 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.Jessica Anna Kinser, 25OKEECHOBEE Jessica Anna Kinser passed away Aug. 15, 2013 in Okeechobee. She was born April 7, 1988 in Casper, Wyo. to Kenneth and Barbara Kinser. She came to Okeechobee from Casper, Wyo. in 1993. She was a member of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church. She loved music and collected Barbie dolls. Miss Kinser was preceded in death by her grandmother, Hattie Webster; grandparents, John and Carolyn Stoneking; and uncle and aunt, Jerry and Joann Stoneking. She is survived by her parents, Kenneth and Barbara Kinser; three sisters, Melissa Kinser (Kenny Bigford), Charlene Kinser and Kassie Kinser all of Okeechobee. A gathering will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Lake Kidney Center, 3240 US HWY 441 North, Okeechobee, FL 34972. 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. Marcia Loreto, 68OKEECHOBEE Marcia Loreto died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at the Hamrick Home. She was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, and moved to Okeechobee three years ago. Reading and computers were her hobbies. She is survived by her son, Tony Loreto o f Clarksville, Tenn.; two granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; two sisters, Linda Rochford of Okeechobee, Laura Brady of Boise, Idaho; two nieces and two nephews. There will be no services. Friends may leave condolences at www.buxtonseawinds.com All arrangements are under the care of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory. 3833 SE 18th Terr., Okeechobee, Fla.Mary L. Childs, 88OKEECHOBEE Mary L. Childs died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Fla. Originally from Georgia, Mary was a resident of Okeechobee for the past 35 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, active with the Senior Citizen Center and thoroughly enjoyed being with people. She enjoyed playing cards and watching Court TV. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Childs; sons, Michael and Alvin and a sister, Margie. Survivors include a son, Michael of Calif.; daughter, Gail (Rob) Meyers of Palm City, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Andrea Childs of Okeechobee; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A private family service will be conducted at a future date. In keeping with Mary's love of others, the family would appreciate a random act o f kindness in lieu of owers. Condolences may be sent online to www.buxtonseawinds.com. 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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Everglades Elementary School students w ill spend more time on their studies this y ear. At the Aug. 13 school bord meeting, the board approved the extension of instructional time at Everglades Elementary as required by the state due to low reading test scores. The school will begin instruction each morning at 8:10 a.m. and end at 3:50 p.m. As a result, the board rati ed a memorandum of understanding with the union to change the work hours at Everglades Elementary. Teachers will be paid an additional hour per day at their hourly wage and classi ed employee their hourly wage plus overtime if their work week is over 40 hours as speci ed in the Fair Labor Standards Act. The estimated cost of the extended day is $85,000 for 15 minutes or a total of $342,000. The employees will vote on Friday because both sides must ratify the memorandum. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy said employees will work 8.5 hours per day under terms of the agreement. "I think we'll be better off as a result of it," he said. Mr. Kenworthy met with the faculty 10 days ago. He announced the change and said the staff was receptive. He admitted it will impact the personal life of the employees, but emphasized the district has no choice in the matter with no other options to mitigate this state mandate. "The law is very clear, one hour of reading instruction. Our hands are really tied," he added. "Everglades is still a good school. The parents are proud of the school and I'm proud of the school. We didn't get the scores w e would have like so we'll do things a little different in our instruction," he explained. A limited number of zone waivers were approved. A parent of any student could apply for a zone waiver for their student. They must provide their own transportation. W aivers were only approved if the receiving school had space available; the number of students per class is limited by state law. The board also amended their policy to allow the employment of athletic coaches w ho are not full time employees of the school system. In the past the policy stated the principal must determine that quali ed full time employees of the school board are not available to perform these responsibilities before going outside to hire a coach. It has been a practice of the schools to hire athletic coaches who are not employees of the district for the past several years. Mr. Kenworthy said coaches from the outside have done a good job for the district in the past and the principal should be able to have the power to hire the best person for the coaching job. "I hope this will clarify the policy," he said. "The principal must have the right to determine who the coaches are. Obviously, quali cations must be compared. Some would want us to interpret the former policy in a way that gives the principal absolutely no say in who coaches." Mr. Kenworthy said the policy opens up a larger pool of candidates for coaching positions which should be to the bene t of the program. He said often times coaches from the outside have more time to devote to the sport and the athletes. "We evaluate the talent the person has and the community support for that individual because we depend so much on the community for our athletic programs," he added. Mr. Kenworthy said in no way should this discourage district staff from applying for coaching positions. "We always run short on coaches for many sports. Our employees often are more familiar with our procedures and there is less training involved so we are especially glad when employees step up and take these positions," he said. The board also approved a School Safety and Security Best Practices Self-Assessment. Assistant Superintendent of Schools Joni Ard and School Resource Of cer Director Deputy Sergeant Mark Roberts, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce, visit each school and interview school administrators and teachers on safety issues. There have been threats made by phone to school of ces in the past. Drills are held regularly to insure the schools are safe. School-related shootings have heightened the sensitivity to school safety across the nation. Teachers Gary Howard, 24 years, and Patti Padgett, 35 years, were honored upon their retirement. Mrs. Padgett spent her entire career at Okeechobee schools and had worked at Seminole Elementary since it opened in the 1990-1991 school year. "It isn't often that you can follow your heart and I was able to do that for 35 years," she stated. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Good news about your business? Your civic group? Your community?Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. 8 Okeechobee News August 18, 2013 Everglades students face long school days Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMegan Williamson, a teacher at North Elementary School, was honored with the Champion of Children Award by the Florida Educational Foundation and Okeechobee County Schools. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy (right) presented Ms. Williamson with the award.
2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Okeechobee News A ugust 18, 2013 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News In unrelated cases, the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force served search warrants on two different homes earlier this week and arrested two men on felony drug charges. The warrants were served Wednesday morning, Aug. 14, on homes located on N.E. 16th Ave. and N.E. 14th Ave. Task force detectives also reportedly found cocaine, pills and marijuana in one home and a small amount of pot in the second home. Tony Lee Frost, 28, N.E. 16th Ave., was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (hydromorphone) and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (carvedilol). He was also charged with the misdemeanors of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Frost is being held in the Okeechobee County Jail on $32,000 bond. Also arrested Wednesday was Justin Michael Hamilton, 25, N.E. 14th A ve. He was charged with the felonies of sale/delivery of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, sale of cocaine and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in the county jail on a bond of $22,000. An arrest report indicated that after Frost sold crack cocaine to an undercover law enforcement of cer during a local drug operation, the task force executed a search warrant on his home. During that search they reportedly found: suspected crack cocaine; one carvedilol tablet; three hydromorphone tablets; suspected powder cocaine; and, 11 small plastic bags containing suspected marijuana. The report stated the suspected crack cocaine and powder cocaine was eld tested, and that test indicated a positive result for the presence of cocaine. The suspected pot was also eld tested and it indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana, added the report. A task force detective stated the crack cocaine weighed 0.2 grams, the marijuana weighed 9.7 grams and the powder cocaine weighed 1.60 grams. Another man in the home was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the county jail on a $2,000 bond. As for Hamilton, task force detectives stated he also sold crack cocaine to an undercover law enforcement of cer during that same operation. When the task force searched his home Wednesday they reportedly found suspected marijuana, digital scales, and rolling papers. The detective's report stated the suspected marijuana was eld tested, and that test indicated a positive result for the presence of marijuana. That pot, continued the report, weighed 4.8 grams and was packaged in three small plastic bags. The task force was assisted in the execution of these search warrants by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce Special Response Team. Task force arrests 2; coke and pot seized Tony Frost Justin Hamilton The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week. ASSAULT 5300 block of U.S. 441 S.E. BURGLARY 1500 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 10000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 3200 block of N.W. Second St. 3600 block of N.W. Fifth St. 12000 block of U.S. 441 N. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 9300 block of S.E. 60th Drive 800 block of N.E. 120th St. 2400 block of N.W. Fifth St. THEFT 700 block of S.E. 25th St. 6800 block of N.E. Second St. 1700 block of N.E. Third St. 3600 block of N.W. 26th Ave. 4000 block of N.W. 11th Drive 3000 block of N.E. 52nd Drive 9300 block of S.E. 61st Drive 4100 block of U.S. 441 S. 3800 block of N.W. 29th Ave. 16000 block of U.S. 441 N. 3600 block of N.W. 38th Ave. OCSO Investigations 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 310 S.W. 5th Ave., or FBC Of ce at 401 S.W. Fourth St. For questions call: 863-763-2171 or 863-467-7625.
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We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. 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. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Air ConditionersUSED A/C UNITS FOR SALE Good condition, many sizes and types available. 467-1545 Quality A/C & Heating Apartments2bd/1ba Fully Furnished utilities included, w/d pool, tennis court, club house privileges. Linens, dishes. 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 Apt: 1 br, 1 bath in the country includes all utilities, dish TV, fully furnished $600 mo or $150 a week (863)467-1950 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 TAYLOR CREEK Condo 1BR, 1BA, furnished, No pets. Pool. $650 mo. plus deposit. Call 502-468-5976. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Houses Rent3bd/2ba, Treasure Island, w/d, room front and back, storage, green house, work space, fenced yard, lake access. $850.00/mo. 1st, last and security required 863-763-0859 BASSWOOD custom 4br/2ba, 1 car garage, split plan, dishwasher, W & D Hookup. $1175 mo. (561) 307-2502. DIXIE RANCH 3BR, 1BA, For sale or rent by owner. (863)763-7032 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 OKEE 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 3BR/ 1BA Duplex, W/D hookup, central a/c & heat. $625 mo. + $500 sec. (863)763-4414. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Houses RentOkeechobee 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 Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. 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 Palm Harbor Factory liquidation Sale 6 models to choose from 1200 sq ft up to 2400 sq ft... $12K off! John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 BoatsPontoon Boat trailer, Up to 24 feet, heavy duty with spare tire. Labelle area. Call 239-357-9044. Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 18, 2013
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 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNotice of Hearing Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, located at 1728 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact Beth Albert at the Planning and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Ave., Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, (863) 824-3050. All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Code Enforcement Special Magistrate with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Code Enforcement tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial records of the Department. Beth Albert Code Enforcement Of cer III 450531 ON 8/18/2013 LEGAL NOTICE A public auction will be held at BMJ Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on Friday the 30th day of AUGUST, 2013 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statue 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage. Year, Make, Model & Vins as follows 2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE RED 1J8GX68J04C355970 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. The seller reserves the right of nal bid. All sales are nal. No refunds will be made. Said automobiles will be sold in AS IS with no guarantees. 450527 ON 8/18/2013 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the Fictitious Name Statue, will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporation the ctitious name, to wit: SHAMROCK STABLES Under which we expect to engage in business at: 19197 NW 317th St. Okeechobee, FL 34972 In the City of Okeechobee/County of Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: John and Patricia Peddicord Dated at Okeechobee County, Florida this 15th day of August, 2013. 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R E D Lori Mixon Visit us at our new location1306 SW 2nd Avenue COMFORT IN THE OAKS CBS Custom Built home 3/2/1 with a beautiful fireplace, crown molding throughout, pocket doors, custom arches, Oak hardwood floors, solid maple cabinets with chocolate glaze, cultured marble bathrooms, insulated colonial windows, two wells on property, sprinkler system on timer, motion sensor flood lights outside. THIS IS A BEAUTY!! MOTIVATED SELLER CUSTOM BUILT firstname.lastname@example.org 1200 S. Parrott Ave. Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 Se Habla Espaol 5008-M: Pioneer Estates 2/2 Double Wide on acre with two sheds. Additional acre in the back available for $15,000. $45,900 NOW $40,000 MLS #206211. OWNER FINANCING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 5051-H: Close to town 4 bd, 2 ba, att 2 car garage, det 2 car garage, 12x12 Shed. Inground pool with screened deck. Too many extras to list! $220,000 MLS #207117 5020-H: Dixie Ranch Acres Owner Financing 4/2 CBS home on 3+/-acres. 2420 Total sq ft, 2016 under air, horse stall. New kitchen soon. Make Offer! $98,000 MLS #207048 3002-M: Treasure Island Lake Access 3/1.5 with full length addition. 2 Sheds and storage room part of the addition with electric. Seawall, double carport and more. $48,000 MLS #207064 3004-M: Treasure Island 2 br, 2 ba MH, possible 3rd bdrm. Open concept, all siding and skirting have been redone. Fenced backyard. Short Sale $43,000 MLS #206963 3005-M: Treasure Island Lake Access. Concrete seawall, dock and boat ramp. Metal roof and more. Easy to see. $40,000 MLS #207122 Pine Ridge Park lot $7,500 Blue Heron nice cul-de-sac lot $17,500 Make Offer Lot behind SunTrust Bank $18,000 Potter Rd (NW 30th Ter) 5+/acres $38,000 319+/-acres on Hwy 441 N $4,000,000 55+/-acres on SR 710 $330,000. Make Offer! Foreclosure Taylor Creek Captive Lake Residential Lot $13,650 NOW $9,900 In town SW addition Residential Lot $3,900 Okeechobee Pk (NW 4th St) Residential Lot $6,000 Okeechobee Estates (SE 9th CT) in town Residential Lot $18,000 Make Offer! Find your dream home here! Location, Location, Location Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers Advertise here! 863.763.3134 email@example.com 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 18, 2013
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