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Friday, August 30, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 104 15.55 feetLast Year: 13.39 feet Lake Levels 50¢ Plus tax Saturday, Aug. 31 Festival in Flagler Park on State Road 70 featuring arts and crafts, food and entertainment, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Rodeo at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Arena, U.S. 441 N., 2:30 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 1 Festival in Flagler Park 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Rodeo at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Arena, U.S. 441 N., 2:30 p.m.Monday, Sept. 2 Parade in downtown Okeechobee at 10 a.m.  Festival in Flagler Park 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Rodeo at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Arena, U.S. 441 N., 2:30 p.m. Labor Day schedule Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenLeadership AwardsOkeechobee County 4-H Leadership Awards were presented at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet on Aug. 24 at Okeechobee High School. Achievement award winners included (some not pictured) Caitlyn Albers, Shiloh Anuez, Katie Brummett, Kourtney Buhlmaier, Elissa Casperson, Ashli Clemmons, Chance Deen, Kasey Durand, Tuff Durrance, Jordan Faircloth, Carleigh Henson, Trenton Hickman, Dylan Hodges, Dustin Holmes, Jessica Humphrey, Logan Johnson, Makalyn Jones, Taylor Jordan, Jillian Kennedy, Todd Lanning, Alley Lopez, Grace Luna, Cady McGehee, Jake Menendez, Amanda Messmer, Rebecka Mims, Katie Muldoon, Seth Patterson, Josey Pearce, Shayla Pendry, Andrew Smiley, Felipe Soto, Cheyenne Thibodeau, Jessica Turgeon, Bryce Whidden, Jenna Wolff and Tyfanni Zeller. By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News “Coming home, Labor Day,” proclaims the sign in front of the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441 N. The Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Association has been busy with work on the arena in anticipation o f the 2013 Labor Day Rodeo. The three-day rodeo is set for Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 2:30 p.m. each day. This will be a Ranch Rodeo and feature events that re ect the actual wor k done by working cowboys. For those unfamiliar with ranch rodeo, the announcer will explain each event as the rodeo progresses. The contestants will work in teams, representing area ranches. The open-air arena was the longtime home of the annual Labor Day Rodeo, which went on “rain or shine” for more than half a decade until 2004, when a hurricane forced the 53rd annual rodeo to be cancelled. Ranch rodeo ‘coming home’ to old arenaSee RODEO — Page 5 Special to the Okeechobee News The highest honor that the Okeechobee County 4-H program bestows is the “Okeechobee County Friend of 4-H” Award. The award was rst established in 1989 and continues to honor persons or organizations that have performed exemplary service to the Okeechobee County 4-H program. In the past, honorees have been individuals, families, businesses and governmental organizations that have gone above and beyond to provide resources, time and expertise to the 4-Hers of Okeechobee County. Continuing in the established tradition, this year’s honorees have distinguished themselves as invaluable contributors to the success of the 4-H program in Okeechobee County. This year, the Okeechobee County 4-H program, in conjunction with its members and volunteers, has chosen the Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee County as the recipient of their greatest honor. The mission of the Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee County is to enhance the lives of the children of Okeechobee County and to enable them to attain their fullest potential by providing a uni ed context in which children‘s needs can be identi ed and targeted by all agencies that serve children in our community. The Children‘s Services Council of Okeechobee County was voted in as an independent taxing authority in November 1990 after an entire year of town meetings. The council consists of ten members. Five member positions representing the school district, county, health department and juvenile justice system are mandated by Florida statutes, the other ve council members serve staggered four-year terms and are appointed by the governor, after rst being nominated by the board of count y commissioners. The ordinance allows the council to levy up to one half mill (or 50 cents for every $1000 property value), in the most recent scal year, their millage was .00030600 which equals about $30 on a $100,000 home. 100 percent of that tax income is returned to our community to bene t our children. Since those humble beginnings in 1990, the Children‘s Services Council of Okeechobee County has been able to fund over 450 programs and serve over 100,000 children through their “Request For Proposal” process or Summer Activity Proposal program. The Children’s Services Council has funded a multitude of programs ranging from mental health agencies that provide counseling, teen parent programs that teach teen mothers and fathers Children’s Services Council honored by 4-HSee CHILDREN — Page 5


Special to the Okeechobee News Leah Scott is the Lead Site Consultant for the Legacy Behavioral Health Center in Okeechobee and was a guest speaker at a recent meeting for the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee. Legacy BHC offers a wide range of outpatient services by quali ed and experienced providers in a multicultural model and has the highest level of accreditation from both the Agency for Health Care Administration and Gold Standard accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Services provided for children and adults by Legacy include psychiatric evaluations and medication management, psychological testing, targeted-case management, individual and family therapy along with group therapy. Services provided for only children include TBOS Therapeutic Behavioral OnSite (Intense Therapy) and TSS Therapeutic Support Services (Behavioral, Social and Parenting Support.) Legacy has found their services to be bene cial for children through a signi cant change in family dynamics along with a reduction in domestic violence, juvenile behavior, substance abuse and academic problems. The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee meets every Thursday at noon at the Lodge Restaurant. The public is invited if they are interested in becoming members. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Aug. 30TH Thurs., Sept. 5THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “ELY SIUM”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “THE HEAT”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 R PG R PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS FROM FLEAS, TICKS & MOSQUITOS Walpole Feed & Supply Co. 863-763-6905 Hwy 98 N • Okeechobee Stop by and see us today.Frontline • Advantage • Tri-Force Advantix • Fly Relief • Bronco Repel-X Mosquito Halt • Saber & Many More 2 Okeechobee News August 30, 2013 Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30% Tonight: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the evening, then clear. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.Extended ForecastSaturday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 90F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Sunday: Partly cloudy with a chance o f a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 90F with a heat index o f 97F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 72F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance o f a thunderstorm and rain. High of 90F with a heat index of 95F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Okeechobee Forecast Behavioral Health Center offers wide range of services Special to the Okeechobee NewsKiwanis member Diana Whitehall (left) presented the weekly guest speaker, Leah Scott from Legacy Behavioral Health Center, at a recent meeting for the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee. The City of Okeechobee will have temporary road closures for the All American Labor Day Celebration: Southwest Third and Fourth Avenues between North and South Park Streets will be closed to traf c starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, and will remain closed off until 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 2, for the All American Labor Day Celebration in Flagler Parks 2, 3 and 4. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 2, the parade route detours will begin in order to temporarily close vehicle traf c on Parrott Avenue and North Park Street for the annual Labor Day Parade. The temporary detours will cease at the end of the parade. Expect delays and follow detours during this time period. Roads closed for Labor Day festivities By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsOkeechobee City remen responded to smoke coming from the Jersey Mike's Submarine Shop at 611 S.W. Park Street late Monday night and quickly extinguished a kitchen re there that caused smoke and re damage to the building. City Fire Chief Herb Smith said his crew of three remen entered through the front door and quickly located the re in the kitchen area just after 11 p.m. Okeechobee County Fire Rescue crews provided mutual aid. "Fire crews did an excellent job of quick entry, locating the re and extinguishing the re and prevented further damage," he added. Residents upstairs were also evacuated during the blaze. Firemen were on the scene in less than two minutes after the rst call. OCFR provided three units and six remen to the effort led by Lt. Ron Suit. County remen were on the scene for over an hour while city remen were on the scene longer. Fans were set up to ventilate the building and limit the smoke damage to the restaurant. The smoke extended to a second oor corridor. Chief Smith said while the re remained under investigation, it appeared to be accidental and electrical in nature. There were no injuries reported. "The departments worked together as a team and there was professional service that prevented excessive damage by water and re," he added. The monetary estimate of damage was not immediately available, Smith added. Kitchen re causes smoke damage Chico's Burrito Shack Grand Opening set for MondayOwner Abel Banda would like to invite the public to the Grand Opening of Chico's Burrito Shack located at 309 S.W. Park St. The re will be a ribbon cutting at 9:15 a.m. on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, facilitated by the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee Count y. In addition there will be a live band and in honor of his grand opening there will be a 10 percent discount on items throughout th e store. For information, e-mail info@okeechobeebusiness.com.


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School Board The people that control the money want to keep control of the money. The more they have the more they want. Maybe a suggestion would be to eliminate wasteful spending. Give the little guy the break, these people work hard that are directly involved with the kids. There is too much fat in services that do not directly interact with students. You want to save money, look at what is being spent and see how we can spend less on things that are not directly student focused. That is how you x this, not by waiting one year to settle a contract. The teachers deserve a better working relationship between the administration and union.  Interesting that three of the ve school board members are former teachers. You would think they would understand the issues in the classrooms. But only one wanted to give the teachers a raise for the past school year.  I understand there are now free online classes for K through 12. It seems this would solve a lot of problems—not enough buses, or pay raises, etc. One would think it would even be agreeable to those who are against home schooling by their parents. Of course, for those parents who would like to get the kids out of their hair for a few hours ....Sheriff’s budget Over the weekend, people in the community were shocked to learn that the sheriff had called upon the department heads to begin the process of eliminating positions throughout the sheriff’s of ce. What a terrible consequence to the responses they have received from the BOCC. This is an incredible waste of our tax dollars. We have invested into every single person slated to hit the pavement. When we lose employees to neighboring counties due to the inability to keep up with the pay and bene ts in those counties, this is more wasted tax money.  I’m willing to risk a rise in crime if it prevents one person from losing their house.  I was glad to see that the double-dippers at the sheriff’s of ce—people who had already retired once and were drawing a pension as well as a paycheck—voluntarily gave up their jobs so others would not be red. That was the right thing to do.  Here’s an idea. Thanks to the homestead exemptions, about half of the homes in Okeechobee County pay no ad valorem taxes. So how about those people, who have been getting a free ride, chip in to help fund the sheriff’s of ce. How about sending in donations, instead of complaining that those who are paying ad valorem taxes aren’t paying enough to give the sheriff what he needs?  I believe the county just contracted out the batwing mowing and two positions were eliminated, I don’t read anyone complaining about the road department cutting their cost by eliminating those two positions? Layoffs are common in the private sector. When your costs are more than your income you have to cut cost and the biggest cost are salaries. One option is what Port St. Lucie did—eliminate the high-paying management positions and keep the ones who are doing the job.  From the story in the paper, it appears that they laid off the newest hires, which means the lowest-paid people. There are also two people retiring soon who won’t be replaced. When a business I am familiar with went through a similar downsizing due to decreasing revenue, the least productive people lost their jobs. I think that makes better business sense. Sometimes the newest hires are more productive than someone who has been there for many years and gotten burned out. Another option that some businesses have taken is for everyone to take a pay cut (with the highest paid taking the largest percentage cut) in order to save jobs.  The people of this county need to ask for letters of resignation from the Board of County Commissioners. You work for us. You are putting the lives of this county in danger.  I am so sick of all the negative comments about the sheriff and his budget! Itt may be a lot of money but it IS what is needed to run the sheriff’s of ce, the jail and the courthouse. Most people in this town appreciate the fact that the sheriff and his deputies are making sure the streets are safe. If you don’t like or appreciate the sheriff’s ofce then don’t call them when someone is breaking into your house. Water qualityI am confused. They are pumping water polluted with pesticides and fertilizer from cane elds into Lake ‘O.’ Then they dump it from Lake ‘O’ to pollute the estuaries, kill oysters and sh, and make the water too toxic to swim in it. All this to prevent ooding of cane elds? Sugar is not a rare or scarce commodity. It’s available from Jamaica and other Caribbean nations at such cheap prices that U.S. growers cannot compete and stay in business. So, in order to have U.S. grown cane, we subsidize it with taxpayer dollars. And now it will require more taxpayer dollars to clean up the pollution that is caused by pumping cane eld water into Lake ‘O.’ In other words, taxpayer dollars are spent to create the pollution, and then more of our dollars are needed to clean up the mess that our dollars caused? I don’t get it. Why don’t we just let the cane elds revert to a natural ood plain? Capt. Jerry L. Farquhar (retired)Youni edYouni ed 2014 is scheduled for Jan. 11, 2014. This is Okeechobee’s largest youth event and I am so excited to be a part of it. If last year is any indication of what to expect ... this year will be bigger and better! Jeffery Dean is the guest speaker, Jason Castro from American Idol as the main performer, D Kidd and some other local talent will also be preforming. Last year, the event, the speakers, the entertainers and the prizes were all paid for b y sponsorships and fundraisers and the even t was held at no charge. Over $6,000 prizes were given away and over 400 kids attended. The main focus of Youni ed is promoting abstinence and the target group is middl e to high school age but anyone is welcome. In October, Jeffery Dean is coming to spea k to parents about “teen pressures” and wha t do we as parents need to know. Then he’ll be back in January for Youni ed (the youth event). We have to hold fundraisers to make this event possible. There are several levels o f sponsorship to bene t the Youni ed event. The rst sponsorship level is a $60 per playe r sponsorship in the golf tournament, the nex t level is a $150 team sponsorship that includes the 4-man team, lunch, a sign and recognition in the paper. The third level of sponsorship is a corporate sponsor for $1,000, and then a title sponsor for $2,500. Both of th e higher-level sponsorships include the 4 man golf team, lunch, sign, advertising and recognition during the events and recognition on banners that will be displayed during th e events. There are booths available at th e event if you would like to put anything on display, give anything away or just represen t your business or organization. All donations are welcome! If you are interested in being a part of this AWESOME event, please let me know! Thank you! Sarah Reno August 30, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new topics or comment on existing topics. What follows is a sam pling of some of the discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating! In line with a long-standing commitment to veterans, Indian River State College has signed on to a national initiative to promote veteran-friendly policies for college students. Endorsed by the U.S. Departments of Education, Veterans Affairs and Defense, the “Keys to Facilitating Veteran’s Success on Campus,” encourages colleges to implement policies that help veterans, active-duty service members and their families achieve educational and training goals. IRSC provides a wide range of services for veterans including assistance obtaining nancial aid and certifying enrollment for the Montgomery GE Bill, VRAP and Vocational and Rehabilitation Employment Program. The college holds orientation sessions to explain veteran’s educational bene ts and college processes, provides referrals to state and federal agencies and offers free career planning, advisement and tutoring. IRSC student veterans bene t from joining the Student Veterans Organization to share experiences transitioning to college and participate in community service projects. The Veteran’s Business Institute offers students the opportunity to earn a business certi cate in a cohort group with other veterans, and to continue their education with an associate degree and bachelor’s degree in a supportive environment. For more information about IRSC programs for veterans, call 866-792-4772 or visit www.irsc.edu. IRSC joins national initiative to help veterans


By Eric KoppOkeechobee News An Okeechobee man reportedly tried to avoid being arrested for violation of probation by running into some woods but he was apprehended and is now facing several new charges. Justin Andrew Jenkins, 29, S.E. 36th Terrace, was arrested W ednesday, Aug. 28, when he walked out of a wooded area in the 3500 block of N.W. 24th Ave. and surrendered to waiting deputies from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO). Jenkins was arrested by detectives from the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on felony charges of possession of cocaine and driving while license suspended habitual offender. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of possession of marijuana under 20 grams, eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer and resisting a law enforcement of cer without violence. His bond on those charges was set at $13,000. But, Jenkins is being held without bond in the Okeechobee County Jail for reportedly violating his probation. He was arrested on Department of Corrections (DOC) warrants that charged him with the felonies of violation of probation possession of cocaine (two counts) and violation of probation possession of a controlled substance. Wednesday evening’s events started when a task force detective saw Jenkins driving a four-door Chevrolet passenger car in the 1700 block of U.S. 441 N. The report indicated the detective knew about the two outstanding warrants calling for Jenkins’ arrest. Jenkins continued north on U.S. 441 until he turned left onto N.W. 36th St. The report stated the detective pulled behind Jenkins on N.W. 24th Ave. where he turned on his emergency lights and tried to stop the man. Jenkins, however, drove away “... at a high rate of speed ...” on N.W. 24th Ave. until he reached a home in the 3300 block of that street, stated the detective. Jenkins then pulled into the home’s driveway, jumped from the driver’s seat and started running toward a wooded area, continued the detective. Jenkins reportedly ignored the detective’s commands to stop. He was taken into custody sometime later after other OCSO deputies and detectives established a perimeter around the wooded area. During an inventory of Jenkins’ vehicle, the task force detective said suspected crack cocaine and marijuana were found in the car. Both substances were eld tested and those tests indicated positive results for the presence of cocaine and marijuana, respectively, said the detective. The suspected cocaine and marijuana each weighed less than 0.1 gram, added the task force detective. Court records indicate Jenkins has nine previous felony convictions and has been sent to prison three times. In 2003 Jenkins was sentenced to 30 months in prison following his conviction for possession of marijuana in excess of 20 grams, leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury and grand theft. In 2006, Jenkins was sentenced to prison for 1 year and a day by Circuit Court Judge Sherwood Bauer after he was found guilt y of possession of cocaine. Then, in 2009, Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Mirman sentenced Jenkins to 18 months in prison after he was found guilt y of: eeing and eluding a law enforcement of cer; driving while license suspended habitual offender (three counts); and, possession of cocaine. Jenkins will be back in circuit court on his new charges on Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. He will appear before Judge Bauer. Detective: Convicted felon gives up after brief chase 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 SAVIOUR“Come worship with us”Sunday 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! Vacation Bible School Prayer Meetings, etc. Call 863-763-3134 or email okeeadsales@newszap.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 th 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. 5 Okeechobee News A ugust 30, 2013 The structure was battered again by hurricanes in 2005 and 2006. In 2007, the Cattlemen moved the Labor Day Rodeo to the covered arena at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center off State Road 710. Many in the Cattlemen’s Association missed the atmosphere of the old arena and w hen their contract with the county to use the Agri-Civic Center lapsed, they decided not to renew it, putting their efforts instead into renovating the historic arena on U.S. Highway 441 N. “We are making a lot of progress,” said Fritz Brewer of the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s A ssociation. He said the west stands, which are over the bucking shoots, were overhauled “from top to bottom.” All over the arena, the stands were inspected and damaged boards replaced. The old cow pens were torn down. The arena has all new holding pens for cattle and horses. The bathrooms have been repaired, “We had an electrician out there redoing the lights. We had a welder out there,” he continued. “We’ve done a lot of painting,” he added. While there is still more to do and fundraising for the project continues, the Cattlemen hope the rodeo fans will be pleased with what has been accomplished so far. More work is planned before the Spring rodeo, which will be a Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association (PRCA) event. RODEOContinued From Page 1 how to be good parents, tutoring programs, sports programs, mentoring programs, special projects such as the Main Street Halloween Event, the Health and Safety Expo, the Okeechobee County Fair, local scholarships to support graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree working with children, and the Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show. The Children’s Services Council of Okeechobee County has supported “H20 Encounter” (4-H Environmental Education Day Camp) “Blast to the Past” (History Day Camp), “Culinary Capers” (Cooking Day Camp) and “Just Horsin’ Around” (Horse Day Camp) since their inception (yes, over 20 years for H20 Encounters) in addition to many other special 4-H programs. They have provided access to opportunities that would have otherwise been unreachable. The Children‘s Services Council of Okeechobee County is different from all other Children’s Services Councils, they are all volunteers, they receive no salary and not one penny of the tax monies collected is used to provide a building or even an ofce. The countless hours of time and energy they invest to make sure our youth receive opportunities is only repaid with a “Thank You” from some grateful citizens. Okeechobee 4-H is truly grateful for all the Children Services Council does for the youth of our community and the support given to 4-H programs. There is no way 4-H could provide these programs without this generous support. CHILDRENContinued From Page 1 Justin Andrew Jenkins


Eagles plan holiday eventsCypress Hut Eagles 4509 will be serving choice rib eye steak, shrimp or sh dinners starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Entertainment will be provided by Sax On The Beach. Saturday, Aug. 31, we will be serving barbecue chicken with the xins in celebration of Labor Day. Entertainment will be by Michael's Memories. Also, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, is the weekly dart tournament w ith hamburgers being served. The public is welcome. Tuesday's proceeds go to KOA Kid Care Cancer Research, and the rest will go to community and national charity funds. For information, call Cypress Hut Eagles at 863-467-1154.Eagles North offering dinnerEagles North, at 9985 U.S. 441 N., on Friday, Aug. 30 will serve steak or sh dinners from 5:30 p.m. 9 p.m. with music by The Harpers. On Saturday, Aug. 31, at 5:30 p.m. is card bingo. On Tuesday, Sept. 3, bingo is at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, Aug. 4, bingo is at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds go to the FOE 4137 community bene t fund.OHS softball meeting slatedA mandatory meeting for girls interested in playing fall softball will be held Friday, A ug. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School softball eld. All parents and players are required to attend. For information, call coach Mary Huff at 863-634-8327.OHS golf tourney canceledThe Okeechobee High School golf tournament scheduled for Aug. 31 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date. V .F.W. to host bingoV.F.W., 4423 300 N.W. 34 St., will be hosting bar bingo on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 1 p.m. and $2 burgers will be served until 2 p.m. A Labor Day barbecue will start at 2 p.m. and w ill feature grilled half rack rib dinners for $7.50. Call 863-763-0818 to order. All donations are donated to Veteran programs.K-9 training offeredHumane Society Pet Rescue is having obedience classes for puppies and adult dogs at their facility. Registration closes on Saturday, A ug. 31 Classes start for adult dogs (6 mo. plus) on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 5-6 p.m. For puppies (12 weeks to 5 months) and adult dogs on Saturday, Sept. 7, in the morning. Classes run for six weeks. For fees and details see their web site at: www.animalrescueokeechobee.org/events.html. Class location is 1203 U.S. 98 N., which is next to the Livestock Market. For information, call 863357-1104.Club plans yard saleThe Okeechobee Goat and Lamb 4-H Club will host a farm swap and yard sale Saturday, Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at 801 S.W. Park St. (the Jones Supply Parking lot). For information, call Debbie at 863-6346181.BBQ set for Jimmy McNeilA barbecue dinner bene t to help Jimmy Lee McNeil will be held Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Douglas Brown Community Center, 726 N.E. 16th Ave., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations will be appreciated and can be given by contacting The CAC of Douglas Park & Dean Court Inc. at P.O. Box 816 Okeechobee, Fla.; or, by calling 863-484-2350.Corn hole contest plannedThe Third Annual Corn Hole Competition will be held during the Labor Day weekend -Aug. 31 Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 -in Flagler Park 3. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to top teams. There is a $20 entry fee per team. Teams can register at Applebee's or Okeechobee Main Street, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For details, call Sharie at 863-357-6246.Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64 will host Sunday night bingo on Sept. 1 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.Ladies group serves hot dogs On Monday, Sept. 2, the Ladies Auxiliary will be serving Michigan Style Dogs with all the trimmings starting at 1 p.m. The public is invited to come in and have a great time at Cypress Hut Eagles. Proceeds will go to various Ladies Auxiliary Charities. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 The Okeechobee News will be closed Monday, September 2 for LABOR DAY WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4 DEADLINE Display Advertising.......3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 Have a Safe Holiday! 6 Okeechobee News August 30, 2013 Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 Bene t set for Sept. 2A bene t for Albion Crowell will be held Monday, Sept. 2, at the Willy Alderman Football Field, 424 N.E. 15th Ave. starting at 11 a.m. There will be a barbecue dinner, sh fry, games and more. For information, contact CAC of Douglas Park and Deans Court Inc. at 863-484-2350.City Hall closed on Labor DayCity Hall of ces will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 in observation of the Labor Day Holiday.Top Dog contest plannedThe Third Annual Top Dog Competition will be held in Flagler Park 3 Monday, Sept. 2, starting at noon. First place will receive a $50 gift card. There is a $5 entry fee. You can register at Okeechobee Main Street, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; or, at the 2013 Labor Day Festival. Registrations must be submitted by 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 For details, call Sharie at 863-357-6246.Sew-a-thon to be heldSeptember is here and that means it's our annual MOPS (Miles of Pillowcase Smiles) month. ConKerr Cancer's goal is one pillowcase for each child currently in treatment, which means 44,000 pillowcases from all 125 chapters. Our next ConKerr Cancer sit and sew will be Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church on Parrott Avenue. Bring your sewing machine and child-friendly cotton fabric and sew with other ladies in our community who want to make a difference. We have lots of pillowcase kits ready to be sewn if you don't have any fabric. If you are sewing pillowcases at home, you can drop them off this month or on Oct.1 at our next meetingthey will still count for the MOPS total since they were done in September.Healthy Start board to meetOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. at their of ce in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, call 863-462-5877.Sacred Heart offers bingoThe Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will host Monday Night Bingo starting Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. It is open to the public. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen is available for refreshments. For information, call 863-763-3727.Support group will meet Stroke Support Group will be held at The Heritage Assisted Living Facility, 608 N.E. Second Ave., Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. A meeting is held every second Wednesday o f each month. For information, call 863-7631700.CSC plans budget hearingThe Children's Services Council o f Okeechobee will have their rst public budget hearing for the year 2013-14 Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 5:01 p.m., in the Okeechobee County School Board of ce, Room 303 at 700 S.W. Second Ave.Friends of NRA banquet setThe Okeechobee Friends of NRA will host their 2013 banquet at the Okeechobee KO A on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. The Friends of the NRA is a non-pro t charitable organization. All of the funds we raise bene t rearm safety and education programs for both youth and adult participants. Tickets and sponsorship information are available at The Gun Shop; by calling 863-634-8678; or, online at www.friendsofnra.org.Roundtable meeting slatedThe executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okeechobee Count y will hold its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. The public is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson 863-462-5000, ext. 257.CAC to honor local manThe Community Action Committee o f Douglas Park and Deans Court, Inc., will honor Limmy L. McNeil for 40 years of service to the Christian Community of Douglas Park and Deans Court on Saturday, Sept. 14 at First Missionary Baptist Church, 906 N.E. Ninth Ave. starting at 6 p.m. For information, call Ossie Fleming 863-484-2350.


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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Lake Placid stormed back from a 2-0 de cit and defeated Okeechobee and ruined the coaching debut of Taylor Pritchard Tuesday night, 16-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-17, and 17-15 in high school volleyball action at OHS. Okeechobee had started the match with an 8-0 lead in the rst game and appeared to be headed to an early evening. OHS stumbled in the third game and never led again after taking a 22-20 lead late in the third game. Lake Placid also raised the level of their play as they limited unforced errors in the nal three games of the match. They also did a better job at the net with several put away shots. Okeechobee held comfortable leads in the rst game of 9-4, and 21-12. The second game was a nail biter as OHS led 12-9, 1413 and 21-19 before the girls put the game away on a kill by Cheyenne Nunez. Lake Placid controlled the fourth game with leads of 9-4, 15-10 and 23-14. The fth game looked bad for OHS early as the Lad y Green Dragons took a 9-4 lead. OHS battled back to tie the match at 13-13, 14-14 and 1515, before an unforced error and a kill won the match. OHS was hurt by two service faults in the nal game. There was an excellent turnout of fans for both schools at the match Tuesday. The junior varsity Lady Brahmans won in two exciting and competitive games. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALSSEALED PROPOSALS will be accepted by the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County at the Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 222, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 until 3:00 p.m., local time, September 27th, 2013. Proposals will be received and will be opened by the County Clerk or Designee and read aloud at the County Commissioner Oce, Room 222 aer the deadline submittal time. All bid proposals must be sealed and the envelope clearly marked RFP 2013-15 HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION & DISPOSAL SERVICES. Persons submitting proposals shall be solely responsible for the timely submission of their proposals, and any proposals received aer the time specied will not be accepted. e bid proposals shall be based on providing the County a contractor that is licensed and permitted to collect, identify, treat, store, transport and properly dispose of hazardous waste. For bid packets and additional information regarding scope of work proposed, please contact Russell Rowland, Solid Waste Contract Manager, Okeechobee County, 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Suite D, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. (863) 763-1811. All bidders will be required to pick up the bid packets and the bid must be submitted on the bid forms provided by the County. e bid will consist of one price only for all tasks listed on the bid forms. e County makes no commitment either written or implied as to the quantity of work, which may be authorized, if any, during the period the bid is in eect. e contract will be for a three (3) year period and may be extended for up to two additional one-year periods upon mutual agreement of the Contractor and the Board of County Commissioners. e Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any bid for any reason whatsoever and to waive any irregularities and to accept the bid, which in its judgment is in the best interests of Okeechobee County. Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee, Florida Frank Irby, Chairman Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee, Florida Publish: Okeechobee News 8 Okeechobee News August 30, 2013 Lake Placid spoils OHS volleyball home opener Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyErin Hudson (left) and Delaney Osceola await a serve by Lake Placid on Tuesday. OHS dropped their season opener in ve games. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyMakayla Root attempts to block a shot by Lake Placid on Tuesday. Special to the Okeechobee NewsMarch for Babies 2014The March for Babies 2014 committee members met on Aug. 21 to begin planning next year's event. Pictured are: (left to right) Jim Vensel, of Buxton-Bass Funeral Home and substitute teacher; Detention Deputy Lieutenant John Rhoden from the Okeechobee County Jail; Pat O'Connor president of Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition; Laura McCall, an attorney at the Law Of ce of Cassels & McCall; Magi Cable, a retired educator and vice president of Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition; Sharon Johnson, branch manager of Harbor Community Bank Okeechobee Branc); Sharon Vinson, facilitator with Shared Services Network; and Johanna Kenworthy, cochair of March for Babies 2014. Also on the committee, but not pictured, are: Karen Cassels, kindergarten teacher at Everglades Elementary; Ken Kenworthy, co-chair of March for Babies 2014 and Superintendent of Okeechobee County Schools; Kresta King, director for the Okeechobee County Public Library); Ronnie White, jail administrator for the Okeechobee County Jail; and Betty Williams. Mark your calendars to be in Flagler Park on Saturday, March 8, 2014, for March for Babies 2014. For information on sponsorship opportunities or registering a team, call Laura McCall at 863-763-3131.


By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee High School Cross Country team has high hopes for the 2013 season as they return several strong runners w ho have aspirations of making it to the state nals. Tabatha Henry returns for her senior year and was able to reach the state nal last year. She also has a district title under her belt. She is expected to lead the Lady Brahmans. Hernan Baltazar, another senior, returns for a third year, to lead the boys team. He nished among the top runners in the district last year and quali ed for the regional race. Coach Julie Halsey said she is thrilled that close to 30 runners have shown up for practices and she predicted there will be a lot of competition for the top seven spots on the team this year. "Every year the team grows and interest grows because we excel. I feel the program is moving in the right direction," she admitted. Halsey told the runners to give their all and put work in because they will be rew arded by their efforts. She said a lot of kids put in time over the summer and the freshmen group has worked hard to take spots away from the veterans. "Overall more kids are realizing that they can do this. It does take some natural talent but the harder you work the better you get. I don't turn any runners away if they work hard and have a good attitude," she said. Halsey predicted the boy's team has a very strong chance of qualifying for the regional race. She also thinks the girls team will improve. She said Alexis Mueller, a sophomore, has opened her eyes because she worked hard over the summer and will enter the year as the #2 girl. Halsey said the boys were also inspired because Frank Adamo earned a college scholarship to run cross country and track at Washington Jefferson University in Pennsylvania. Baltazar said he is impressed with the boys team because more kids are on the team and they are trying harder than past years. "I tell them to always do their best and just nish the race. I want to make it to state and I've been pretty motivated for the past few months," he added. Baltazar worked laying concrete this summer and did some conditioning. He said that should help him when the races start on Sept. 6. "I actually fell in love with the sport when I rst started to run. It was a gift that came natural to me. I just know you never know what will come your way in a race and you must be prepared," he said. Henry also has high hopes for her senior year as she wants to regain her district title and also advance to the state nals again. She also wants to earn a college scholarship and become a physical therapist. "This is the year where I really want to shine and stand out and have college coaches notice me. I want to break 20 minutes this year and my times right now are equal to many college runners," she admitted. Henry attended the Young Harris College Warrior Camp this summer in Georgia. She said she ran 40 miles in one week and learned some very valuable running tips from the experts. She also rode her bike this summer and did a lot of leg workouts to get ready for the season. Senior Rosa Borja said Henry's leadership rubs off on the other girls. Her goal is to nish a race in less than 23 minutes this year. She said the girls team is strong and competition for starting spots is erce. "We will run about six miles per day once we get in shape. I just try to stay mentally sharp and keep pushing myself, just keep going," she added. Senior Rosendo Navarro said the boys team looks strong this year and he expects the team to reach the regional race this year. "I didn't like running at rst but it has become a very fun sport. A lot of kids tell me I'm crazy to do this but you get used to the heat and I'm trying to keep up with m y friends who motivate me," he added. Okeechobee will host the district cross country meet on Oct. 24 at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. A community race is also being planned for Oct. 12 at the Ag Center. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 9 Okeechobee News A ugust 30, 2013 OHS cross country team prepares for new season Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLeft to right are Tabatha Henry and Rosa Borja expect to lead the OHS Lady Brahman cross country team this year. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyLeft to right are Rosendo Navarro and Hernan Baltazar -two seniors ready to lead by example for the OHS boys cross country team. Youth soccer league sign-ups plannedYouth soccer league sign-ups will be held through Aug.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, and a copy of the participant's birth certi cate is needed to register. For information, call 863-763-6950.Flag football tryouts set for Sept. 7First 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. Fifth Ave., or the FBC of ce at 401 S.W. Fourth St. For information, call 863-763-2171 or 863-467-7625.


By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee opens the regular season tonight against Bear Creek Colorado at the Disney World W ide World of Sports Complex Field 17 in Kissimmee. Not only will the facilities be foreign, but the brand of football as well, for OHS tonight. OHS coach Chris Branham only has a pair of videos to go on to determine what Bear Creek is all about. He noted it appears all teams in Colorado like to throw the football a lot and crowd the line of scrimmage on defense and try to put pressure on the opposing quarterbacks. “With teams in Florida, you really have seen them and their game plans and know what to expect. The out-of-state team is an unknown. Bear Creek looks disciplined and calculated and they have a phenomenal running back,” Branham added. Zach Morris is in his second year at the helm for the Bears who were 2-8 last year. They do return 15 starters and are dominated by their junior class. The strengths of the team appear to be their run game as they have a large offensive line similar to Okeechobee. Key players to watch include safety and wide receiver Trevaun Arnold, offensive tackle Tony Bello, defensive back Andrew Boone, linebacker Danny Flanagan, quarterback Nick Madrid, and running backs Tomas Randolph and P.J. Russell. Branham said his game plan won’t change from week to week. He wants the team to avoid mistakes like penalties and turnovers and wants them to run the ball. He also wants to limit mental mistakes. “If we do our assignments we give ourselves a good chance to win each week. If we don’t, it’ll be as bad as it’s been here,” he added. Branham was not happy with the shutout win over Lake Placid. He said the offensive line performed well at times but didn’t block fundamentally when they were blocking down eld. He said the team is inexperienced overall and will improve as they get more game experience. “We de nitely have talent, I compare it to learning how to drive a car. At rst you’re tentative and don’t want to drive too far, after a while you’ll drive by yourself for hundreds of miles,” he added. Over 100 students from Okeechobee will attend tonight’s extravaganza which includes the Brahman cheerleaders and high school band. On the injury front, Tyrone Peterson will miss three to six weeks due to a knee injury. Brandon Shockley remains out for the year with a broken hand. Adrian Minondo is likely out with an ankle injury. Kickoff tonight is set for 7:30 pm following the junior varsit y game at 4:30 p.m. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Okeechobee County School Board 2013 Annual Report Student Scoring as Level 1 and Level 2 on the Reading Portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) Student Retained (not promoted) in Grades 3 through 10 Third Graders Promoted to Fourth Grade for Good CauseChanges proposed to the Student Progression Plan include addition of language on Common Core State Standards, explanation and criteria for Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning Options, language on the Early High School Graduation option, changes in Dual Enrollment, and details about end-of-course exams. Grade Total Number Tested Number Scoring at Level 1 Percent Scoring at Level 1 Number Scoring at Level 2 Percent Scoring at Level 2 Number Scoring at Levels 1 and 2 Percent Scoring at Levels 1 and 2 350612124%18737%30861% 44289422%12830%22252% 546311625%13930%25555% 649513427%12926%26353% 747912025%14430%26455% 844310624%14633%25257% 951011222%16332%27554% 104237217%13532%20749% ELL/LEP students with less than 2 years in ESOL Students with disabilities (SWD) not tested on FCAT per IEP Students passing an alternative assessment Students demonstrating pro“ciency through a portfolio SWD retained once with 2+ years of remediation Students retained twice with 2 or more years of remediation Total promoted with Good Cause 02222212460 Grade Number Retained End-Of-Year Membership Percent Retained 3405167.76% 444350.92% 544740.85% 605040 704850 864551.32% 9395327.33% 1024570.44% 10 Okeechobee News August 30, 2013 OHS Brahmans face Colorado team at Disne y Share your news and photos for this column by email to okeenews@newszap.comScouting Report By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News The Okeechobee Youth Football League had a strong weekend with wins in all ve divisions by shutout. The Mighty Mites overcame Hardee, 27-0. Touchdowns were scored by Javaris Johnson on a 40-yard run, Kamari Jones on a ve-yard run, Emerson Billie on a 20-yard run and Kenyon Garner on a pass from QB Emory Coleman. The team also had a fth touchdown negated by a false start penalty. Coach Kenny Spencer said the defense continued to play strong football. He praised V incent Katalini for a strong game on defense. Spencer added the team will have two w eeks to prepare for their next game against Sebring. Both teams are undefeated and the w inner will have sole possession of rst place. “That will be our big test. We started slow this week but we kicked it into high gear. We hope to start faster against Sebring because they are a good team,” he added. The Senior Team walloped Sebring in A von Park, 36-0. J’Juan Cherry scored on runs of 53 and 39 yards, Lamar Williams scampered for a 42-yard touchdown run and Kysell Richardson scored on a 21-yard bootleg run for the team. The Sebring Blue Streaks were held to only 50 yards in total offense. Coach Eric Williams said the defensive unit played great and the offensive line also did well. He said he was really impressed with the group of players he has this year. Jarrett Mills was a perfect 4-4 on extra points for Okeechobee, 1-0. “I’m so proud of these kids and I can’t wait to have them play at home (September 7) to let the fans see them,” he added. Williams also thanked the parents and a large number of fans who came to the game to support the team. The Pee Wee Brahmans prevailed 15-0 despite having three touchdowns called back by penalty in the rst quarter against the Hardee Hurricane. The defense continued to play well for the 9-10-year-old team led by their defensive line and defensive tackle Jahkious Cooper. Coach Brad Gibson said Cooper and the defense have been very intense and love to play defense, “He has been the heart of the defense this year because he gets in the back eld on every play and breaks things up.” Wilt Williams and Chad Williams scored touchdowns for Okeechobee (2-0). Bo Baker and Cooper also had ne days running the football. Local youth grid teams blank Sebring, Hardee 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. Blood drives are planned: Saturday, Aug. 31 – Labor Day Festival in Park, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 – Walmart, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


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!Ž 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 Certi“ed 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. The hip joint is one of the bodys largest weight-bearing joints. Its a ball-and-socket j oint. This helps the hip remain stable even during twisting and extreme ranges of motion. A healthy hip joint allows you to walk, squat, and turn without pain. The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease. Hip replacement surgery helps more than 200,000 Americans each y ear to relieve their hip pain, and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Total hip replacement surgery almost always: € Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks.Hip Replacement Surgery Helps Thousands Annually € Increases leg strength. Without hip pain, youll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles. € Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort. € Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years. Dont let hip pain keep you from what you enjoy doing. You may live for scenic walks, playing doubles with friends or swimming laps in the pool. Dont let hip pain stop you from moving! Get the treatment you need to comfortably move with ease. Dr. Benjamin Epstein, Board Certi“ ed Orthopaedic Surgeon with Orthopaedic Specialists at Raulerson explains My patients seeking relief from joint pain love having access to great orthopaedic care, right here in Okeechobee.Ž No more traveling great distances and inconveniencing yourself and others. The orthopaedic procedures you require are available in your very own community. If hip pain is keeping you from everyday activities and the weekend recreation you cannot live without, trust an experienced, Board Certi“ ed physician to help you love your joints again … sooner. FAMILY MEDICINE 11 Okeechobee News A ugust 30, 2013


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 REHAB THERAPY/ NURSING HOME We Love to We Love to Care! Care! Okeechobee Okeechobee Health Care Facility Health Care Facility1646 U.S. Highway 441 North 863-763-2226Five-Star Rated Family-Owned &Operated, OHCF has been Providing Rehab & Residential Care to Okeechobee & the Surrounding Communities Since 1984€Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech and Out-Patient Therapy €Long-Term Nursing Care Available 7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day €Secure Dementia and Alzheimers Memory-Care Wing €Delicious Dietitian-Planned MealsStimulating &Fun Daily Activities OPHTHALMOLOGY/ OPTOMETRY/OPTICAL 520 S.Parrott Ave. € Okeechobee Website:www.opticalgalleryeyecare.comOptical Gallery 763-4334763-3403 357-4899Medicare/Medicaid and Most VisionPlans Accepted Comprehensive Eye and Contact Lens Exams Advanced Cataract Microsurgery Diabetic Eye Exams Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment State of the Art Complete Optical Laboratory Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses Richard L. Soldinger, O.D. David J. Underill, O.D. 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 ea l t h care services wit h a persona l t ouch for more than 30 years Emergency Services 24 hrs /7 days a week O rt h ope d ics Intro d ucing 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, Digital Mammograph y MRI, Nuclear Medicine, & Ultrasound Surgical Services Minimally Invasive Procedures/ In p atient and Out p atient Service s Occupationa l Hea l t h / Wor k ers 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 30, 2013 Submitted photo/ OCSOCitizen honoredClayton Douglas Moore (second from left) was recently honored with a Citizen Service Citation for detaining a burglary suspect until deputies from the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO) arrived on the scene. On hand for the presentation were: (left to right) Deputy Corporal Michael Hazellief, Mr. Moore, Sheriff Paul May and Deputy Captain Gary Bell. The suspect was arrested on felony charges of burglary of a conveyance, possession of burglary tools and attempted burglary of a conveyance. On Thursday, Oct. 24, communities across the nation will join Director Gil Kerlikowske, Of ce of National Drug Control Policy and NOPE Task Force in hosting the Seventh Annual NOPE Candle Light Vigil in memory of those lost to and suffering from substance abuse. Many lives have been destroyed by substance abuse and the disease of addiction. Too often, this disease is perceived as deserved and shameful, leaving families to grieve in silence, or an addict struggling to recover alone. The NOPE Vigil strives to raise awareness and open the doors to recovery by eliminating the prejudice that has followed the disease of addiction; a disease that shows no prejudice to any walk of life or background. With the removal of shame comes the hope for survival. Acceptance of the disease can be humbling to the soul, and, in turn, empowering to those in need, to seek help. Ultimately, by eliminating the prejudice, the tragic loss of life from drug and alcohol related deaths will diminish. The memory o f our children, our relatives and our friends, who have passed, will live on in our hearts, forever honored and memorialized. May the dreams they had and the lives they lived be remembered always, and may each heart and soul they have touched, though forever changed, be healed. The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce and the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will sponsor the Seventh Annual NOPE Candle Light Vigil on Oct. 24, at the Okeechobee County Civic Center. To create a memorial for the NOPE Tas k Force Candle Light Vigil memorial wall and video log on nopetaskforce.org or contact Connie Curry at 863-763-3117. Candle Light Vigil planned The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Scott Denton Salmon, 48, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 27 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawnbroker. His bond was set at $10,000. Reed Ashton Hair, 24, S.R. 710, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 27 by Deputy Fred Bradley on a DOC warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation battery by strangulation and violation of probation criminal mischief. He is being held without bond. Jake Joseph Alexander, 24, N.E. 128th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 28 by Deputy Timothy Porter on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of violation of probation burglary of a dwelling/structure while armed (two counts) and petit theft. His bond was set at $65,000.This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is late r found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be confirmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report


TRUCK/TRAILER MECHANIC Call Ryan at (800) 741-6500 or apply in person or online www.walpoleinc.comseeking an experienced Truck/Trailer Mechanic• Must have own tools & a strong desire to excel • Knowledge of Pacar Engine a plus • Compensation based on experience • Company offers paid uniforms, paid vacation, paid insurance, boot allowance EOE/DFWP IMMEDIATE OPENING WATER TREATMENT PLANT SLUDGE PRESS OPERATOR for the Okeechobee Utility Authority Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent and a valid FL Drivers License. CDL License preferred. Only those with a three year clean driving record need to apply. Applications will be accepted until September 9, 2013 at the Okeechobee Utility Authority located at 100 SW. 5th. Avenue, Okee, FL 34974. e application can also be obtained from the OUA website, www.OUAFL.com.AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG FREE WORKPLACE Employment Full Time Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesOKEECHOBEE, Saturday, August 31st, 7:30 a.m. ?, 441 S. (Entrance of Town & Country MHP). 8” Android Tablet (in box), 7” portable, digital LCD TV, Color (in box), 8 pc. silverware (1847 Roger Brothers, in cabinet), pots, pans, some tools, dishes and lots more! We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds Garage/ Yard SalesYard Sale Labor Day Weekend Sat. Aug 31st 9am-5pm and Sun. Sept 1st 9am-1pm, 13554 SW 144th Parkway. Giant tool, wood working, boat building garage sale, Gantry Cranes w cummalongs, air compressor, table saws, tools galore, antique steering wheels, swim plat forms and boat hardware. Employment Full TimeDrivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854 HELP WANTED To work with developmental disabled. Must be able to pass level 2 background check. Experience a plus. 403 NW 2nd Ave. Okeechobee, FL. Fax 863-467-9656. OTR DRIVERHome once a week. Clean driving record. Drug Free. Exp. req’d. Call (863) 414-8842 Shopping Center Daily Janitorial/ Maintenance Person needed. Duties to include exterior debris pick up, cleaning, mowing, weed control, and light repairs as needed. Must able to perform physical outdoor duties, be dependable and have your own tools. 561-996-8080 x77 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Employment Full Time Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. 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. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Health Care EGG DONOR Loving couple seeks a caring FEMALE to give the gift of life by becoming an EGG DONOR. Excellent compensation of $6,000.00. Must be between the ages of 18-29 In Good health and Drug free. Please contact Boca Fertility @ 561-368-5500 Musical InstrumentsYamaha Tenor B-Flat Intermediate Saxophone with case and extra mouthpiece Paid $2,800, will sacri ce for $1,200. Serviced and tuned! Call 863-697-6382. Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 Shop here first! The classified ads ApartmentsBASSWOOD 2BR, 2BA, laundry rm w/hookups, freshly painted. $700 mo. 1st & sec. of $500. Home Realty Services LLC. Ask for Diane 863-801-4498. Beautiful Samantha’s Garden Apartments 2BR/2BA, in town, W&D, $800 mo. + sec. dep. Call (863)467-9250 or (863)634-5780. NW OKEE: 2 BR Apts available on quiet street. Pets welcome. $600mo., and $650mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. 561-346-1642. 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. Houses Rent2/1 Basswood Air, heat, city water, $675.00 monthly. Call 863-801-3700 for info. 3bd/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 DIXIE RANCH 3BR, 1BA, For sale or rent by owner. (863)763-7032 FOR RENT 2BR, 1BA duplex, great location in Okeechobee Estates, A/C, laundry room. Water and Lawn Care included. $595/month. Call 863-835-2391 OAK LAKE VILLAS 2BR, 2BA, laundry room, private courtyard. $850 month, 1st & sec. Home Realty Services LLC. Ask for Diane 863-801-4498. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Houses RentOKEE 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 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. S.W. Section 3BR/2BA 1 Car garage. Lrg back yard with mature Oak Trees. $950.00 monthly. 1st and security total $1,900 to move in. Call 863-634-5586 Rental NeededBY TWO SENIOR CITIZENS & 9yr OLD SM. DOG. 2/BEDROOM HOUSE, NICE YARD & YARD MAINTENANCE. WILL SIGN LEASE IF NECESSARY PLEASE CALL 863-357-5906 Houses SaleOwner Financing3 bdrm 2 bath 8 year old house on 1 acre $3,500.00 down $931.42 a month. Call Beverley 863-634-2820 Lots 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 13 Okeechobee News A ugust 30, 2013 Reading a newspaper leads you to the best products and services.No wonder newspaper readers earn more money!


LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction will be held at Johns Towing Service storage lot located at 704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and storage charges. Year, make, model and VIN are as follows. 2002 FORD FOCUS VIN #1FAFP33P32W158659 Terms of sale are cash, and no checks will be accepted. Seller reserves the right of nal bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said automobiles will be sold in “As Is” condition with no guarantee’s. 451442 ON 8/30/2013 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. Mobile HomeSaleRV with Large Florida room, new A/C unit, Free Wi-Fi. $2,500 Call 863-532-9105 Low Lot Rent. Campers/RVs1989 PROWLER, 29 fT. Travel Trailer. $2500. 863-610-1276 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Motorcycles2009 Harley Davidson DYNALOWRIDER black $8,000.00/ rm (863)467-2562 or (863)623-6416 Lots SalePriced to sell Residential Building lot, adjoining the golf course at the Beautiful Oaks of Blue Heron. $22,500.00 Call 863-634-2820 Real EstateWantedWANTED TO BUY IN PALM CREEK, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. NOTHING UNDER CONSTRUCTION, NOTHING ON WATER. CALL URSULA 561-847-0535 LEAVE DETAILS. 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 Treasure Island Nice, Clean, updated 1bd/1ba, partially furnished. $130 weekly plus electric and security. No Pets 239-246-6301 or 863-517-5111 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Pickup TrucksFor Sale 2002 Chev. S10, white, 4 cyl., 5 speed, cold A/C, 151K miles, runs great! Narrow box, new tires, new plugs and wires, new battery, 25mpg! $3,400/obo Tom 863-467-5435 leave a msg. Public Notice PUBLIC NOTICE The County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon will hold the County Coalition Meeting on Friday, September 06, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Please take notice and be advised that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the Coalition with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Russell Echols as Chairman County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee and St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon/ Deputy Clerk 451160 ON 8/30/2013 FIRST BUDGET HEARING AND REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The rst Public Hearing to consider the proposed 2013/2014 Fiscal Year Budget will be conducted at this meeting. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), any person with a disability as de ned by the ADA, that needs special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, contact the City Clerk’s Of ce no later than two business days prior to proceeding, 863-763-3372. BE ADVISED that should you intend to show any document, picture, video or items to the Council in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the City Clerk for the City’s records. by: James E. Kirk, Mayor Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk 451241 ON 8/30/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that the following vehicles will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S.. 713.78 on the sale dates at the locations below at 9:00 a.m. to satisfy towing and storage charges. 2006 Mercedes WDBTK56G16T071237 Sale Date: 09/11/2013 Location:Rapid Auto Disposal 4870 US hwy 441 SE Okeechobee, FL 34974 Lienors reserve the right to bid. 451300 ON 8/30/2013 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 TO: 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, Petitioner’s 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 Petitioner’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise 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 NOTICE OF SALE To Satisfy Owners Lien 70 West Self Storage 2190 SR 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 9-14-13 @ 10:00 AM Unit #233 Bryan K. Martin Unit #466 Antonio R. Bonilla 451302 ON 8/30;9/6/2013 Public NoticeNOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: George M. Norman 1002 SW 24th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 Under which we expect to engage in business at: XMX Guns 108 S.E. Park Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 In the City of Okeechobee/County o f Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprise are: George M. Norman 1002 S.W. 24th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, this the 26th day o f August, 2013. BY: George M. Norman 451569 ON 8/30/2013 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Public Notice Public Notice When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. NOTICE OF OUA MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regular session on Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility Authority Of ces, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will hold a Public Hearing as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to adopt an amended FY 2013 Budget. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will hold a Public Hearing as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to adopt the nal FY2014 Budget. All interested parties for or against the proposed Budget and other changes can be heard at said time and place. The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be met by contacting the Executive Director’s Of ce at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing by any person wishing assistance. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record. BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY John F. Hayford Executive Director 450944 ON 8/30/2013 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 14 Okeechobee News August 30, 2013 American Renal Associates a national provider of quality dialysis systems with the lowest sta turnover in the industry, is accepting applications for the following positions at our new state-of-the-art facility in Okeechobee, FL.Registered Nurse Part TimeSeeking qualied applicants to provide PD hemodialysis patient care. Minimum of 3 months dialysis experience and current FL state license required.Patient Care Technician Full TimeWe are seeking qualied applicants for full-time employment. Dialysis experience and current certication required.Registered Dietitian Part TimeThe qualied candidate must be registered with the Commission of Dietetic Registration, which is a credentialling agent for the American Dietetic Association. Applicant must also have current licensure in the state of FL and at least one year of clinical nutrition experience. Experience with ESRD preferred. We oer competitive salaries, plus excellent health, life and disability benets (for full time sta) as well as a generous paid time o policy that recognizes your most recent, direct dialysis experience (for full time and part time sta). Please fax or email resum and cover letter indicating position of interest in the subject line to: Audra Wheatley, Clinic Manager Fax: 978-232-8269; Email: awheatley@americanrenal.comEOE/DFWP. 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