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Sunday, October 20, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 126 15.57 feetLast Year: 15.89 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus tax By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Some experts agree that, for all their rhetoric, the state is actually doing very little to help clean the water entering Lake Okeechobee. By ignoring the Northern Everglades, which extends from the upper one-fourth of Lake Okeechobee to Orlando, these experts are claiming state agencies are doing little to help the Southern Everglades other than to spend more of the taxpayer’s money. “I don’t think there is a policy any more in the state of Florida. I think everything is being controlled by special interests and no environmental goal is being pursued,” said Monica Reimer, an environmental attorney with Earthjustice in Tallahassee. Mrs. Reimer has participated in a number of federal and state trials, including her win in a local trial that kept Lykes Brothers from fencing off Fisheating Creek and barring public access to the waterway. Lake Okeechobee was battered by hurricanes in 2004 and 2005, and it is now being attacked by people on both coasts of the state who claim water being released from the lake to the estuaries is “polluted” and is causing “toxic algae blooms.” While Mrs. Reimer and noted limnologist Dr. Dan Can eld agree the lake plays a part in those algae blooms, there is a bigger factor to consider: little is being done to clean the water owing into the north end of the lake. It should be noted at this point that questions were sent to South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) of cials but they chose not to respond. Questions were sent to both Ernie Barnett, assistant executive director/Everglades and water resources, and Tommy Strowd, assistant executive director/ Little done to clean water entering lakeWoman takes top honors at rodeo ... Page 5 OHS Brahmans face South Fork Bulldogs..Page 12 See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Okeechobee News/ Eric KoppWhile people on both coasts of Florida deride Lake Okeechobee and call its waters polluted, anglers ock to the big water to enjoy a magni cent sunrise as they sh for their favorite species. See LAKE — Page 8 “Pollution is a human de nition and it is a false use of the word. It’s the fresh water that is causing the problem (of the algae blooms in the coastal estuaries). The water is not high enough in salinity.”— Dr. Dan Can eld, limnologist University of Florida


By Allison ParkSpecial to the Okeechobee News Frankie Chesser was the rst woman w inner at the Florida Cattlemen's Association Ranch Rodeo & Cowboy Heritage Festival at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee on Sept. 29. Quali ed riders and teams gathered with all expenses paid hoping for a chance to ride home a winner. The annual popular event drew huge numbers for the Heritage Festiv al action packed rodeo and ranch hand replicated events which serves as a charity fundraiser for the Florida Cattlemen's Foundation. The spectators had quite a sampling to choose from: Bronc Riding, Wild Cow Milking, Team Doctoring, Team Sorting, Calf Branding, Stampede Race, Colt Riding and Double Mugging classes as well as top trophy Ranch Hand Open Class. Plenty of young people attended, just loving every minute and it was easily seen that horses touch kids in ways that other things cannot. Frankie traveled there with her Trinity Ranch team that unfortunately did not break the top three team nalists. However, the individual Florida Cattlemen's Association Ranch Horse Open crowned its rst ever woman, Frankie Chesler who hails from Okeechobee. The coveted prize presented was a handmade W orld Champion Roper/National Champion Rodeo Rider Rabe Rabon roping saddle that has nearly a year delivery waiting list along with the custom made FCA Ranch Open buckle which she immediately attached to her belt. Frankie was pleased as punch and so proud of her quarter horse, Sugarbadger Two whom she affectionately calls Slick, that out performed himself that evening. Encompassing the Rand Hand Open class all in a ve-minute limit were the exercises: a reining pattern of ever reducing sizes and speeds, rollbacks, lead changes, backing, a spin and a slide. Also included was the task of boxing a cow, then chasing it, stopping it and changing its direction from the front and then roping it to boot. Frankie moved the cow off the rail to work it from the center of the arena while only using one hand which was a major plus in points. Trying to be ef cient, she quickly completed that portion of the exercise trying to calculate and prepare for the last task-roping. Then with determination, she cast the rope through the air where it slipped and settled over the head and around the neck of her bovine while her trusty Slick held everything in place all under the allotted time! Not having much roping experience, she wanted it to be relaxed and it surely seemed that way when it was perfectly executed. Meanwhile, back to the ranch training customer horses, raising cattle and preparing for the upcoming winter season of cutting, sorting and such, Frankie, who was once ranked 136th in the international showjumping world, walked away from it all several years ago and switched her focus on the western discipline. She recently was engaged to bring out three young jumper prospects that are starting school at her Trinity Ranch. Could this mean we might nd her dipping her toe in the jumper arena again? Yep, but not too much. With many rsts for Frankie, she now has the distinction of being the rst female to win the FCA Ranch Hand Open class and will add it to her list. However, as amazing as her resume reads, she stated, "The icing on the cake will be breaking in her new Rabe Rabon roping saddle." Frankie Chesser wins Ranch Horse Open 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., Oct. 18TH Thurs., Oct. 24THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “GRAVITY”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00II: “ INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2”Fri., Tues. & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 PG-13 PG 2 Okeechobee News October 20, 2013 Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming east southeast 5 mph. Tonight: A slight chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 20%.Extended ForecastMonday : A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. East southeast wind around 5 mph. Monday Night : A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind around 5 mph. Tuesday : A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. South southwest wind around 5 mph. Tuesday Night : A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Okeechobee Forecast Special to the Okeechobee News/ Jim DavisFrankie Chesser is the rst woman to win the Florida Cattlemen's Association Ranch Horse Open competition.


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Buzzards It is so sad about the motorcyclist who w as struck by the buzzard and crashed and died. From the type of motorcycle he was riding, the time of day and the fact that he w as wearing a helmet, plus the age of 49, s ounds like the guy was just enjoying a nice ride when tragedy struck. Buzzards are a danger to all motorists. I know three people w ho have been injured due to accidents inv olving them, one on a motorcycle and two in cars. The buzzards will be eating carrion on the side of the road one second and ying into your windshield the next. I always s low down when I see them and give them as much room as I safely can as I pass.  You never know when it is time for you t o leave this life.  If you look it up online, you will nd t hat this is not the rst time a Florida mot orcyclist has died in an accident involving a b uzzard or vulture.  I realize the newspaper just quoted the F lorida Highway Patrol report, but the motorc yclist was probably struck by a vulture, not a buzzard. They are not the same thing and people are in error when they interchange t he terms. According to the Florida Wildlife Commission, two kinds of vultures — black v ultures and turkey vultures — are common in Florida. Turkey vultures birds are somet imes referred to by some people as “buzz ards,” but they are not true buzzards. Buzz ards are native to Europe. The confusion of the names probably began when early c olonists sometimes referred to vultures as b uzzards, probably because they had never s een vultures. But the vultures and buzzards are two different species of birds. And you don’t want to hit either one of them with a moving vehicle.Shutdown I heard the Washington Redskins are c hanging their name because it is too emb arrassing. They are dropping the “Washington.”  Republican view of the shutdown: “We’ve got the country hostage and if you don’t pay the ransom, we’ll just give the economy a gentle massage.” Democrat view of the shutdown: “We’ve got the country hostage and if you don’t pay the ransom, everybody will be beaten until morale improves.” Public view of the shutdown: “The FBI (Democrats) and the local police (Republicans) are arguing over if they should pay the ransom now or in a few months. Making matters worse, they disconnected the phones.”  President Obama’s claim that his reelection was a public af rmation of Obamacare is awed. First, nearly half of the voters did not vote for him. Most of the country geographically voted Republican. When you look at the “red and blue” maps, most of the country is “red.” Obama won the election because he won the urban areas where there are a lot of voters in a small place. Also, many people did not vote for Mr. Romney because they thought he was crazy. The election was not about Obamacare. If they actually let us vote on Obamacare, then he would see the truth that most people do not like it.County buildings It’s a shame that you have an of ce facility directly across the street from the courthouse that can be utilized. Lets not pour the oor in the Ad Annex and use it for storage. Keep spending our money foolishly. You guys are freaking amazing! Just made my rst installment payment the other day—be sure and put it to good use.  This voter is watching.Youth rodeo The youth rodeo idea sounds great. Get those kids outside and active, not sitting in front of the TV or the Xbox. My compliments to the Cattlemen’s Association for getting that arena xed up and opening it up to community events like this. Whenever we have events that are family-friendly like this, you see people will turn out.Meth arrests It looks like the narcotics unit at the sheriff’s of ce must have been working on investigations of meth dealers for some time. All of these recent meth arrests are not just coincidence. Meth is really dangerous because it is toxic. It doesn’t just hurt the people who use it. It hurts anyone who is in the vicinity when they make it, and that includes small children who may be in the house. Caught in the Act By Calvin H. Fryar, pastorBrighton Baptist ChurchJohn 8:4—“They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? John 8:6—“…But Jesus stooped down, and with his nger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. 7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him rst cast a stone at her. John 8:11—“She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” What did Jesus write upon the ground? No one really knows for sure but from the reaction to what he said and wrote, the words must have hit their targets. Jesus knew that these men were only using the woman to set a trap for Him. Whatever He wrote exposed their black hearts for what they were! A Chinese tale tells us that once there was a man who came across an old friend who had achieved immortality. When the immortal found that his friend was suffering hardship, he pointed to a brick by the roadside, turned it into gold and offered it to him. But as the friend was not yet satis ed, the immortal then pointed to a large statue of a stone lion and turned it into a solid gold lion. This he also offered to the man, but the latter still seemed to feel it was not enough. “How can I satisfy you?” the immortal asked. The man hesitated for a while: “I would like to have your nger!”—Chinese Allegorical Tales. It appears that some men are never satis ed. A good rule to remember is that THE ACCUSERS WERE/ARE THE USERS. Many times the guilty will accuse the innocent to take the attention off of themselves. I have always heard that those who complain the loudest are in reality the guilty party—and it seems to bear itself out. They came with this woman into the temple and set her in the middle. Then they quoted the Law to Jesus: “Moses in the law commanded us, that such (This woman) should be stoned…. ”The Law required that the woman be put to death for adultery but where was the man they found with her, since she was taken in the very act of adultery? The last I checked, it takes two to carry out the act of adultery! When Jesus heard this, He seemed to ignore them and stooped down and wrote in the sand. The nger of God wrote the Law on stone tablets on Mt. Sinai and now the nger of God is writing in the sand. An old Scottish commentator says that the elder ones left rst because they had more sense than the younger ones. The younge r ones hung around until they saw their own names come up, and then they nally caugh t on and left also. So there was not a person lef t there who could throw a stone at her excep t one. Only Jesus could have thrown the ston e at her. All the others had slinked away. Wha t hypocrites they were! THE ACCUSERS WERE/ARE THE LOSERS — “He that is without sin among you, let him rs t cast a stone at her.” For a moment, sinners and the Savior stood in the temple of God, face to face. Then as the truth hit home they walked away. How solemn the interview! How suggestive the incident! This woman was guilty of sin, and according to the Law of Moses an adulteress was to be put to death. Is Jesus reversing the Mosai c system? No. He is placing His Cross between that woman and her sin.... He did not com e into the world to condemn the world. He did not come to judge this woman. He came into the world to be a Savior.—McGee, J. Vernon: Thru the Bible Commentary. Jesus gave two words of advice in this passage—(1. “He that is without sin among you, let him rst cast a ston e at her.” (Jn. 8:7) and (2. “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” (Jn. 8:11). The Bible informs us that “…whosoeve r shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in on e point, he is guilty of all.” (Jas. 2:10). The Bibl e tells us over and over that all are sinners in Adam but in Christ they can be made righteous (See Ro. 5:19). THE ACCUSED ARE THE WINNERS—sh e was forgiven—“Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” It is said that Vanderbilt, the mighty multi-millionaire, as he neared th e opal gates of death, asked a faithful servant to come to his bedside and sing the old Gospel hymn, “Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy.” The aged Negro put much feeling and pleading pathos into the hymn: “Come ye sinners, poor and needy, Weak and wounded, sick and sore, Jesus, ready, stands to save you, Full o f mercy love and pow’r! Let not conscienc e make you linger, Nor of tness fondly dream, All the tness He requireth, Is to feel your need of Him!” At the conclusion of the hymn, Vanderbilt, forgetting his millions, said, “I’m a poor and needy sinner!”—Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations A writer relates that during a conversation with George Eliot, not long before her death, a vase toppled over on the mantelpiece. Th e great authoress quickly and unconsciousl y put out her hand to stop its fall. “I hope,” said she, replacing it, “that the time will com e when we shall instinctively hold up the man or woman who begins to fall as naturally and unconsciously as we arrest a falling piece o f furniture.”—W. Baxendale. October 20, 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!


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 P. Dudley Giles, MD € 772.546.3223Okeechobee O ce: 108 N Parrott Ave € Okeechobee, FL 34972Breast Augmentation Saline $3,750 Breast Augmentation Silicon $4,750 Tummy Tuck (including overnight stay) $5,700 Breast Reduction $4,750 Arm Reduction $4,600Fall Cosmetic Special Welcomes our Professional Stylists Karry Smith, Donna Bunty & Mercedes CastanedaPaul Knode, Owner/Stylist909 S. Parrott Avenue, Suite GOkeechobee, FL OPENING TomorrowSalon Safari 863.824.3338 561.747.1232 Monday Evening Hours Now Available!€ Face Li € Tummy Tuck € Breast Augmentation € Breast Li/Reduction € Endoscopic Brow Li € Nasal Surgery € Eyelid Surgery € Liposculpture € Botox and Fillers 5 Okeechobee News October 20, 2013 Community Events Brought to you by:“Your Air Conditioning and Plumbing Specialist”863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 Eagles to host breakfastFraternal order of the Eagles 4137 Auxiliary, at 9985 U.S. 441 N., will start their monthly breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 9-11 a.m. for a small donation. The breakfasts will be held the rst and third Sunday of each month hereafter. For information, call 863-763-2550.OHS presents drama"Welcome To Carnie: A Drama in Two A cts" by Wil Denson, will be presented on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. All tickets are $5. Contact Ms. Raulerson for tickets at 863-4625025, ext. 8011. Drug symposium is MondayA symposium on prescription drug abuse will be held Monday, Oct. 21 at the Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N. The forum will feature panels discussing the challenges communities are facing due to drug abuse and possible solutions. One of these panels will also answer questions posed by the audience. Doors open at noon and the symposium will get under way at 1 p.m. There is no admission charge, but seating is limited.Garden/Orchid clubs to meetThe Garden Club will meet Monday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. That meeting will be followed by the Orchid Club at 7 p.m. in the Extension Center, 451 U.S. 98 N. Everyone is w elcome. Bring a plant or orchid to show, or a problem plant to discuss. For information, call 863-763-6469.Historical Society to meetThe Okeechobee Historical Society will meet Monday, Oct. 21 beginning at noon in the museum building on U.S. 98 N. This month there will be a short presentation on Peter Raulerson, founder of Okeechobee. The public is invited, just bring a covered dish to share. The Tantie Quilters also meet w eekly in the museum building on Thursdays at which time you may visit the museum displays from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. A MVets announce eventsAMVets and Ladies Auxiliary of Post 200, 8591 S.R. 78 N., would like to invite you to come out to some of our weekly events happening in October. A ladies night out will be held Monday, Oct. 21 and every Monday thereafter from 6-10 p.m. C-bingo will be held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; Fridays at 1 p.m.; and, on Sundays at 2 p.m. Cornhole w ill be held every Thursday at 6 p.m. On Oct. 22 a Gator Race will be held at 6:30 p.m. On Oct. 31, at 7 p.m., a Halloween party will be held. They are also holding a food drive for Thanksgiving. All the money raised goes to the service projects.Shrine hosting dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesday evening, Oct. 22 from 4 until 7 p.m. Reservations are not required. The Shrine Club is pleased to offer smoke free dinning. For your listening and dancing pleasure, music is provided from 5 until 8 p.m. All proceeds bene t Shrine charities. For information on the activities of the Okeechobee Shrine Club, contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427, Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200 or the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.CCC to meet Oct. 22The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County Shared Services Network will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board of ce. The October special guest speakers will be Brian Sell, preparedness planner and Medical Reserve Corp coordinator, and Jonathan Bean from Martha's House. For information, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000, ext. 257.Chamber plans luncheonThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will hold its quarterly business luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the IRSC Williamson Center. The featured speaker will be Terrey Dolan of the Americas Logistics Gateway Center in Moore Haven. The Center is an inland port concept which will bring signi cant jobs and industry to our region. Go to okeechobeebusiness.com and sign up for the lunch by clicking on Oct. 23 Business Exchange Luncheon. Sponsors are Burgundy Business Sponsors, Domer's Inc., Changing Tree Wellness Center and Castle. For information, e-mail info@okeechobeebusiness.com.Grand opening slatedThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will facilitate a grand opening at the Family Health & Wellness Center on Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. The event will take place at 1008 N Parrott Ave. There will be refreshments, tours and entertainment. For information e-mail info@okeechobeebusiness. com or call (863) 467-6246.Bene t set for Jaimie HansA Quarter Auction will be held to support Jaimie Angsuwan' Hans and her family in their battle with breast cancer. She has no medical insurance and will need chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The bene t will be held at the KOA in Okeechobee on Friday, Oct. 25 Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Crystal at 863-6349483 or Stephanie at 863-634-3374.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.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.Dennis Lee Murphy, 68OKEECHOBEE — Dennis Lee Murphy, age 68 of Okeechobee, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at his residence. He served in the US Navy and was a member of the V FW, American Legion and the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Organization. Dennis enjoyed motorcycles, golf, cooking and loved all of his friends very much. He was employed by Martin County Engineering for 14 years living in Port St. Lucie and moved to Okeechobee in 2005. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ann Murphy; and his sister Judy Kinty. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jill Murphy of Okeechobee; and Aaron Kinty (Emma) and their son Xavier. His remains will be interred at South Florida National Cemetery and a celebration of his life is being planned for a later date. Friends may leave condolences at w ww.okeechobeefuneralhome.com All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass, and Conway families at Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory. 400 North Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL. F. Hugh Sills, 69Highland City — Freddie “Hugh” Sills died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at Kindred Hospital Tampa from COPD. Mr. Sills was born Jan. 15, 1944 at his grandparents house In Highlands County, Fla. to Harris A. and Lottie O. Sills. He grew up in Okeechobee and moved to Lakeland in 1971. He was a PVT in the Army, worked for Crown Cork and Seal and for Citrus Connection, where he was the rst bus driver for Winter Haven. He loved to carve and make things from wood, camping, gardening, hunting, shing, kayaking and yard sales. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Paulette McCormick Brunk-Sills; son, Casey H. Sills, of Texas; daughters, Kelly S. Sills, Brandon, Fla., and Rachael A. Sills, of Calif.; three granddaughters; four greatgrandchildren; brothers and sisters, Henry (Sandra) Sills, Shirley (Mick) Cantral-Cox, Wilma Williams, Lamar Sills, Jack (Elaine) Sills, Mable Murdoris, Barbara Willis, Leon (Willa) Sills; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m onFriday, Oct. 25 at Gentry-Morrison Southside Chapel.Elizabeth Ann Riley Keeton, 69OKEECHOBEE — Elizabeth Ann Riley Keeton, age 69 of Okeechobee, born July 16, 1944 was called home to be with the lord on October 16, 2013 at Raulerson Hospital. She has lived in Okeechobee off and on over the years and recently for the past eight years, and formerly of Wauchula. Mrs. Keeton enjoyed working on plastic canvases making various things. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Hazel Riley; and her brother James Riley. Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Wallace R. Keeton of Okeechobee; children, Laura Brady of Okeechobee, Delbert (Colleen) Eli of Leadhill, Ark., Melody Keith of Okeechobee, Christena (Chad) Coppersmith of Vero Beach, Wallace R. (DeeAnn) Keeton II of Zolfo Springs, Jessica Adams of Ft. Meade and Pamela Johns of Wauchula. She is also survived by two brothers, William (Pam) Riley of Superior, NB and David (Sue) Riley; as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friend may leave condolences at www.okeechobeefuneralhome.com A visitation will be held 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in the Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home chapel with services beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in the Wauchula Cemetery at 2 p.m. All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass, and Conway families of Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. 400 North Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL. Harvey James Roll, 80OKEECHOBEE — Harvey James Roll, age 80 of Okeechobee, died Thursday, October 17, 2013 at his residence. He has been a resident of Okeechobee for 16 years and enjoyed camping, shing and ying. Mr. Roll retired after 32 years w orking for Lincoln Electric, the welding manufacturing company. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Betty Roll of Okeechobee; daughters, Linda Rose (Jim) of Middle eld, Laura Kenny of California; and his step son, John Parmi (Amy) of Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are his grandchildren, A dison, Nicholas, Jessica, and Megan. Friends may leave condolences at www.okeechobeefuneralhome.com There will be no services at this time. All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass, and Conway families of Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory. 400 North Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL.Ollie ‘Arlene’ Rashley, 79Ollie “Arlene” Rashley, age 79 of Okeechobee, died Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Hamrick Home. She was born June 29, 1934 in Canal Point and has been a resident of Okeechobee since 2005. She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Pahokee and spent much of her time serving the church in the nursery and was known affectionately to her babies as Aunt Lene. Many of her kids would come to see her at home on a regular basis, where she would help them make sugar cookies to decorate and take home during the holidays. She played an instrumental part in the lives of many children and she loved to play bingo and paint. Her weekly highlight was visits with her precious dog Coco. Arlene is predeceased in death by her loving husband, George Rashley; parents, Walter Leroy & Ollie Mae Culberson Batchelor; and sister Celia Ann Stapler. She is survived by her children, Nancy (Emmett) Trammell of Pelham, Ala., Beverly Frost of Pheonix, Ariz., Walter (Sam) Rashley of Goosecreek, S.C., Robin (Terry) Parrish of Okeechobee, Fla.; grandchildren, Cricket (Naomi) McKinstry, Shannon (Andrew) Core, Amy Trammell, Rebecca (Jimmy) Winters, Amanda McKinstry, TJ Parrish, Sara Knapp & KayeDee Parrish; great grandchildren, Elliott, Wyatt, Charlotte & Garret Core, Avery Winters, & Quin McKinstry. She is also survived by her loving niece, Kaye (Bill) Arlington & daughter, Gina (John) Meegan, Kayla & Trevor, and very special & loving friends, Rick & Debi Stutsman, their girls, Alicia, Megan & MaryBeth and grandchildren Lane, Wyatt, Wren & Ryland and a host of nieces & nephews. A visitation will be 10 a.m to 11 a.m., Monday, October 21, 2013, at the Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home chapel with services beginning at 11 a.m. Pastor Joe Bishop will be of ciating. Burial will be in Port Mayaca Cemetery. Friends may leave condolences at www.okeechobeefuneralhome.com In lieu of owers donations may be made to the Robert A. Gardner Foundation C/O Lynda Moss 2827 Bacom Pt. Rd. Pahokee, FL 33476 All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass, and Conway families at Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory. 400 North Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL. Rene Hernandez, 68OKEECHOBEE — Rene Hernandez, age 68 of Okeechobee, died Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at his residence. Rene was well known for walking around town and his great artistic ability with his drawings. There will be no services at this time. Friends my leave condolences at www.okeechobeefuneralhome.com All arrangements are under the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass, and Conway families of Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and Crematory. 400 N. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee, FL.Virginia Lee Tommie, 63BRIGHTON — Virginia Lee Tommie, age 63, of Brighton, Florida was taken home by her creator on October 16, 2013. Virginia was born in Okeechobee on January 6, 1950 to Billie Jay Tommie and Juanita Smith. Virginia, a part of the Deer Clan, was very traditional and took great pride in her Native American Culture. She loved working with her hands, such as cooking, beading and sewing; and in her younger days, she tended to the farm elds and loved to hunt and sh. Even though in later years, Virginia’s illness con ned her to a mobile scooter, she refused to let that stop her from living life to the fullest and doing everything she loved to do. She was passionate about nature and spent as much time as she could enjoying the outdoors. In her spare time she loved to go to the casino. Most importantly, she was extremely devoted to her family. She shared her birth month with one of her beloved sisters, so they always celebrated their birthdays together, a memory that will always be treasured. Virginia was predeceased by her parents; her daughter, Anita Billie; her brothers, Walter Tommie Jr. and Willie Tommie; and her grandparents, Jimmy Tommie, Ruby Doctor, Tom Smith, and Stella Josh. Virginia is survived by her loving husband, Howard Osceola; her children, Leta Choquette, Jessica Billie of Brighton, and Emerson Billie (Jeanne) of Okeechobee; her sisters, Mollie Jolly (Chris), Betty Billie (Sandy), and Martha Tommie, all of Brighton; and her brothers, Mike Tommie and Maxie Tommie of Okeechobee. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. A Visitation honoring Virginia was held on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Buxton and Bass Funeral Home, 400 N. Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee. A graveside service was held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Ortona Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a condolence message may visit: www.okeechobeefuneralhome.com. All arrangements entrusted to the Buxton, Bass, and Conway Families at Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 N. Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News October 20, 2013 Sign guestbooks at http://www.legacy.com View obituaries from the past month at http://www.legacy.com


This week, agricultural producers and leaders from across the state will gather in Ponte Vedra Beach to honor a large number of people who help make Florida agriculture a success. The occasion, Florida Farm Bureau’s 2013 A nnual Meeting, will also be an opportunity to recognize this state’s future leaders. A full agenda includes a presentation of awards to individuals and county Farm Bureaus for their accomplishments, the announcement of the Commissioner’s Agricultural Environmental Awards for outstanding natural resource conservation and the introduction of the Legislator of the Year award recipients. Scheduled for Oct. 23-25 at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort, the event will feature a series of breakout sessions as well as the determination of Farm Bureau policies by the voting delegates. Young Farmers and Ranchers who have excelled at farm production and community service will take their places on center stage as nalists for statewide awards. The candidates for Farm Bureau’s Achievement in Agriculture Award are: Trevor Bass of Alachua County, Jacob and Danielle Larson of Okeechobee County and Kyle and Marissa Story of Polk County. Individuals who have excelled in promoting agriculture but do not derive the majority of their income from the farm will compete for the statewide Excellence in Agriculture Award. Finalists are: Kelvin Moreno of Dade County, Tamara Wood of Pasco County and Nick and Kiley Larsen of Western Palm Beach County. “We truly are blessed to have such a committed group of farmers and ranchers who represent the next farming generation of Florida,” said Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick. “We are proud to recognize the strong leaders who will continue to guide our farm families in successfully providing food and ber for our state and our nation.” For agenda highlights, visit http://www. oridafarmbureau.org/annual_meeting. Farm Bureau plans annual meeting 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Dr. Zynab HassanBoard Certi“ed by the American Board of Family PhysiciansPediatrics € Womens Health € Family Physician Monday Thursday: 8:00am 5:00pmFriday : 8:00am 4:00pm(863) 467-2159RaulersonPrimaryCare.com € 202 NE 2nd Avenue, Suites 3 & 4 Okeechobee, FL 34972 Hablamos Espaol € Same Day Appointments Af“liated with Raulerson Hospital Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 12 p.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 NorthOffer expires November 29, 2013 CAC014022(863) 763-6742208 SW 5th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobees Longest-Established Lennox Dealer Since 1975 Weve been building our reputation for years. Needless to say, weve gotten pretty good with our hands.Let us help you get your system into shape before the cooler weather gets here. *Rebate oer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. System rebate oers range from $300 $2,000. See dealer for details. **See dealer for details and visit www.energystar.gov for more information on the tax credit guidelines. 2013 Lennox Industries, Inc. ORRECEIVE UP TO $2,500 in rebates*and tax credits**with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox Home Comfort System.Special Financing Available* 7 Okeechobee News October 20, 2013 Prices still strong with better calves $1-$2 higher. Plainer calves steady. Butcher prices about steady but trying to weaken. WoW! Who would have “thunk” these highpriced Fall calves! Looks like they will hold pretty strong even with the Gov’t “mess.” Please call us if we can help you in any way. We do appreciate our faithful customers. Steve Handley, Avon Park, topped the calf market with a high of $3.00 bought by D & S Cattle. Taryn Howels, Kissimmee, topped the cow market with a high of 85.00 bought by Central Beef. See ya next week, Jeff Okeechobee Livestock Market Report


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Okeechobee News October 20, 2013 operations, maintenance and construction. Dr. Can eld said in a telephone interview from his of ce at the University of Florida that the nutrient-rich waters of Lake Okeechobee aren't causing algae blooms along the east coast of the state. When asked if those blooms are the result of polluted lake water, Dr. Can eld was quick to reply "no." "Pollution is a human de nition, and it's a false use of the word," he said. "It's the fresh water that's causing the problem. The w ater is not high enough in salinity." But, Mrs. Reimer argued that the high phosphorus content of the lake water is a factor. "You have to have the nutrients they are a critical piece of having an algae bloom. The more nitrogen and phosphorus, the more likely you are to have an algae bloom," she said.Lowering nutrient levelsWhile the SFWMD continues to tout the effectiveness of dispersed storage areas, where rain water is held on privately-owned property for a period of time then released, neither Dr. Can eld nor Mrs. Reimer are big proponents of these areas. "I think it's a lot of expense for an untested nothing," said Mrs. Reimer, adding that all these areas really do is "give farmers a lot of money." Dr. Can eld said he thought these areas are ne when there's a lot of rain. "The district (SFWMD) pays a lot of money to keep water up north and as long as the rain is not too bad, or too little, it looks OK. But it does very little, in my mind," he said. Water managers pay area farmers up to $150 per acre to use their property for dispersed storage. The problem with this idea is these areas only work when it rains, but the landowner is paid whether they are storing water on their land or not. When there is no water on the land, livestock is allowed to live and graze on it. As for load reduction facilities, Dr. Can eld feels these area are excellent for removing nitrogen from the water but they don't do that much for reducing phosphorus. He said while the plants take up the phosphorus from the water, it's only for a short period of time. "The plants die back, regurgitate and put it (phosphorus) back into the water," he said.What is to be done?A 2005 letter from Ruth Clements, the former head of the SFWMD real estate division, to Keith Fountain of the Nature Conservancy discusses the need for a 16,000-acre Stormw ater Treatment Area (STA) in northeastern Glades County that would extend from the Harney Pond Canal to the Kissimmee River. This basin, she continues, "... has the largest phosphorus load reduction target in the watershed (60 metric tons must be captured in the STA)." Dr. Can eld pointed out that high phosphorus levels in the Harney Pond are due to phosphate deposits. "When they dug canals, they put all that stuff up and it leaches back into the water," he explained. Ms. Clements further states in that letter: "Preliminary plans indicate that total phosphorus concentrations would be reduced from roughly 300 to 400 parts per billion, to 30 to 40 parts per billion in transit through the STA." But instead of following through with this plan to construct a STA, the district chose to lease over 4,700 acres of this property, formerly known as the PomCor property, to a local cattle concern. That lease was recently renewed for another 15 years. According to gures released by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in their Lake Okeechobee Basin Management Plan (BMAP), the total phosphorus load in the Indian Prairie area is the highest around the lake. DEP's gures show those total phosphorus loads from 2001 until 2013 to be 97 metric tons. The next highest area is Taylor Creek/Nubbin Slough at 92 metric tons. (Editor’s Note: Please see the accompanying chart for more.)Land surplusingBut instead of taking the suggestions of Ms. Clements to heart, water managers are, instead, planning to surplus some of their land north of the lake then sell it. "If the surplus parcels in question are isolated and not contiguous, then I can understand selling (them) off in order to procure land actually in the public interest," said Florida State Senator Denise Grimsley (RDist. 21), whose district includes some of the property to be surplused. "That said, I would challenge SFWMD to keep and use funds derived from surplus sales in the Northern basin, to accomplish long-standing goals like water storage and treatment before it reaches Lake Okeechobee." She went on to point out that the state has come a long way with best management practices (BMPs) and important funding initiatives since 2000. "Not to mention, the two meaningful pieces of legislation that put a spotlight on Lake Okeechobee. But, we need to challenge the mind-set that Lake Okeechobee is either a water storage unit for South Florida or a big holding pond," she stated in an e-mail response to questions from this newspaper. "Lake Okeechobee is a critical natural resource and vital to the economic livelihood of many." State Representative for this area, Dr. Cary Pigman (R-Dist.55), said he is looking for science-based and data-driven solutions, and those solutions must respect all ecosystems and the concerns of all the people. "These solutions will require many interventions including agriculture and urban BMPs, re-establishing normal Everglades headwaters ow patterns, aquifer storage and recovery and dispersed water management practices," he continued. "These efforts placed north of Lake Okeechobee along (the) Kissimmee River, Taylor Creek and Fisheating Creek will bene t the lake and all ows southward. While the lake may be more phosphorus sensitive and the estuaries may be more nitrogen sensitive, all areas need assistance and all efforts will help achieve an improved and ample water supply to southern Florida." He also pointed out that projects along the C44 and C43 waterways will improve the Indian River and Caloosahatchee River estuaries, respectively. When asked about BMPs, Mrs. Reimer said trend analysis has shown that nothing was really happening, in regard to lower phosphorus levels before that water reaches Lake Okeechobee. "In fact, in some places it was getting worse. That tells me the BMP process isn't going to be a solution in the Northern Everglades," she said. She went on to say the increasing population in Orlando, septic tanks and the use of fertilizer on improved pastures are three of the big problems north of the lake. And, in her mind, the district's plan to surplus and sell land is wrong. "If you bought it, there apparently was a reason why you bought it," she said.What’s the answer?Dr. Can eld said while the district has established daily phosphorus loads for areas around Lake Okeechobee, those numbers aren't realistic. "Now they have x-amount of time to reach that, but it's so long that you and I will be dead. They'll never reach it. They just put numbers out to placate everyone," he said. "There's no easy answer. But, if you'll follow the money you'll get the answer." Which, says Mrs. Reimer, leads one right back to the SFWMD and big agriculture. She said although it may be a "pie in the sky" idea, agriculture needs to be regulated. But, she added, that's a story no one wants to talk about today. "We need to get the ag community on board where, if stuff is coming off your property then you're responsible for it," she said. "We need to get to that point as a country as a whole, not just in Florida." She went on to say large farming concerns have come to rely on funds from the federal government, and they know how to get those funds really well. "They're all coming up with schemes to get money from the federal government. And, they certainly know how to play the South Florida Water Management District," Mrs. Reimer added. To her, when water management districts were rst created they had local people appointed to the board and that's when the y got more things accomplished. "We need to change the entire makeup of the SFWMD. It makes perfect sense to have local people appointed to the board. It doesn't make sense when you have major land owners (on the board) who can bene t from the policies of the district," she said. "We have kind of strange ethics in the state of Florida." LAKEContinued From Page 1 SOURCE DISCHARGE TP Load** Avg TP Con (acre/feet) (metric tons) (ppb***) East Lake Okeechobee 127,572 27.0 172 Fisheating Creek 224,938 65.0 234 Indian Prairie 249,749 97.0 315 Taylor Creek/Nubbin Slough 134,010 92.0 558 South Lake Okeechobee 95,053 20.0 170 West Lake Okeechobee 53,777 9.0 137 Lake Istokpoga 254,516 32.0 103 Lower Kissimmee 312,428 58.0 150 Upper Kissimmee 768,745 81.0 86SOURCE: DEP One acre/foot equals one acre covered with one foot of water. ** TP means Total Phosphorus load in metric tons *** ppb parts per billion gallons Average water ows, Total Phosphorus (TP) loads and concentration from drainage basins to Lake Okeechobee for the period of 2001 to 2013 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Joshua Aaron Scott, 31, S.E. Fifth Ave, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 17 by Deputy John Ashby on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of dealing in stolen property (three counts), grand theft- rearm (two counts) and possession of a rearm by a convicted felon. His bond was set at $55,000. Clayton Delane Lineberry, 31, S.E. 10th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 17 by Deputy Cari Arnold on a St. Lucie County warrant charging him with the felony o f forgery and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. His bond was set at $5,250. William Christopher Moore, 32, S.E. 34th Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 17 by Deputy John Ashby on a warrant charging him with the felony of failure to appear order to show cause. His bond was set at $1,000. Tracy Lynn Eckenwiler, 40, N.E. 30th Ave., Okeechobee was arrested Oct. 18 b y Deputy Sergeant Robert Coleman on a felony charge of grand theft, and misdemeanor charges of petit theft and fraud ( ve counts). Her bond was set at $14,000. 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 Monica Reimer


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Lanzafame and Harold Wimmer A merican Lung Association E-cigarette use among middle school children has doubled in just one year. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that e-cigarette use also doubled among high school students in one year, and that 1 in 10 high school students have used an e-cigarette. Altogether, 1.78 million middle and high school students nationwide use e-cigarettes. Yet, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still is not regulating e-cigarettes. The absence of regulatory oversight means the tobacco industry is free to promote Atomic Fireball or cotton candy- avored e-cigarettes to our children. Clearly, the aggressive marketing and promotion of e-cigarettes is reaching our children with alarming success. It is well known that nicotine is a highly addictive substance, whether delivered in a conventional cigarette or an e-cigarette. The use of sweet avors is an old tobacco industry trick to entice and addict young children to tobacco products, and the entrance of the nation's largest tobacco companies into this market clearly is having an impact. Why does Big Tobacco care about e-cigarettes? Tobacco use kills more than 400,000 people each year and thousands more successfully quit. To maintain its consumer ranks and enormous pro ts, the tobacco industry needs to attract and addict thousands of children each day, as well as keep adults dependent. Big Tobacco is happy to hook children with a gummy bear- avored e-cigarette, a grape avored cigar or a Marlboro, so long as they become addicted. We share the CDC's concern that children who begin by using e-cigarettes may be condemned to a lifelong addiction to nicotine and cigarettes. In addition, the American Lung Association is very concerned about the potential safety and health consequences of electronic cigarettes, as well as claims that they can be used to help smokers quit. With no government oversight of these products, there is no way for the public health and medical community or consumers to know what chemicals are contained in an e-cigarette or what the short and long-term health implications might be. That's why the American Lung Association is calling on the FDA to propose meaningful regulation of these products to protect the public health. The FDA has not approved e-cigarettes as a safe or effective method to help smokers quit. When smokers are ready to quit, the y should call 1-800-QUIT NOW or talk with their doctors about using one of the seven FDA-approved medications proven to be safe and effective in helping smokers quit. According to recent estimates, there are 250 different e-cigarette brands for sale in the U.S. today. With that many brands, there is likely to be wide variation in the chemicals that each contain. In initial lab tests conducted by the FDA in 2009, detectable levels o f toxic cancer-causing chemicals were found including an ingredient used in anti-freeze in two leading brands of e-cigarettes and 18 various e-cigarette cartridges. That is wh y it is so urgent for FDA to begin its regulator y oversight of e-cigarettes, which must include ingredient disclosure by e-cigarette manufacturers to the FDA. Also unknown is what the potential harm may be to people exposed to secondhand emissions from e-cigarettes. Two initial studies have found formaldehyde, benzene and tobacco-speci c nitrosamines (a wellknown carcinogen) coming from those secondhand emissions. While there is a great deal more to learn about these products, it is clear that there is much to be concerned about, especially in the absence of FDA oversight. E-cigarettes bring new health risks for children Chamber to host Obamacare seminarThe Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County will host a seminar for the community on Obamacare on Wednesday, Oct. 30, beginning at noon. This seminar is free, however, seating is limited and you must RSVP before Oct. 29. RSVP at www.okeechobeebusiness.com. Please bring a bag lunch. For information or to register, call 863-4676246; or, e-mail Mariah at info@okeechobeebusiness.com.Raulerson Hospital invites all to Pumpkin PatchThe public is invited to join Raulerson Hospital for a free family event. Come and visit the Pumpkin Patch in the Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria, 1796 U.S. 441 N, on Saturday Oct. 26 from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Come dressed in your best costume for music and fun. Kids get to decorate and take home a miniature pumpkin. Register today at 763-9228.Advocacy group for the disabled to meet locallyThe Coalition of Independent Living Options is looking for people who are interested in being part of a Disability Advocacy Group in Okeechobee. If you are interested in being part of this group and would like to represent Okeechobee, this is the group for you. For information, call Mary Thomas at 772-485-9225 or 863-467-1026.


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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 12 Okeechobee News October 20, 2013 Walk/run raises money to help Lisa WoodhamEvent is a 5K fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center starting at 9:15 a.m. Fee for individual runners: $25, family: $65. There will also be a dog show, with an entry fee of $15. There will be T-shirts for sale, face painting and so much more. All proceeds go to help Lisa Woodham to win her battle against breast cancer. Email warriors4woodham@gmail.com. By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee NewsUziah Davis scored six touchdowns and South Fork put up 404 yards in offense as the Bulldogs outscored Okeechobee 55-34 in a shootout Friday night in Tropical Farms. Davis scored on an 81-yard kick return in the rst quarter, a 69-yard run in the nal minute of the rst half, on a 43-yard swing pass in the third quarter, and on runs of 22, 34 and 40 yards in the fourth quarter for South Fork (3-4). Okeechobee got strong efforts from Adrian Minondo who rushed for 148 yards and a touchdown. Khalil Smith added 108-yards rushing and two touchdowns for OHS. OHS had 447 total yards for the game, a season high. Quarterback Cory Surls was ef cient with 8-11 completions and 107 yards for Okeechobee, (1-6). The difference in the game came down to two Brahman turnovers and an inability to stop or even slow Davis, a product of Indiantown. "We felt like we had to step it up after a close loss to Jensen Beach last week. I felt we executed well and did it when we had to," he explained. The other South Fork scores were scored by fullback Trevor Boice. He ran for a 2-yard run and scored on an 8-yard swing pass in the second quarter. Bubba Fludd had a big rst half for Okeechobee with 73-yards rushing and two touchdowns, which included a 53-yard run in the second quarter. Brahman Coach Chris Branham said he knew his team could do things on offense that w ould be successful. He said they ran the ball v ery well and pushed the defense around for most of the night. "When you score 34 points you think you'll be okay. This loss was tough to swallow but there was no reason for us to hang our heads. It was a good ght tonight. South Fork is alw ays ready to play," he added. Okeechobee drove 37 yards in ve plays after they recovered a pooch kick to start the game. Minondo found holes up the middle for 15 yards and 16 yards for a quick Brahman score. The Brahmans went for two points but w ere stopped inches from the goal. The lead didn't last as the Brahmans kicked the ball deep to Davis who picked it up at the 19-yard line and raced untouched into the end zone for a 7-6 Bulldog lead. OHS responded with a 71-yard scoring drive keyed by a 22-yard run by Minondo. He added a 13-yard run on fourth and two. Fludd scored on an 18-yard touchdown run to put OHS up 12-7. Again OHS went for two and w ere stopped 1 yard from the end zone on a two-point conversion attempt. South Fork drove 78 yards for another touchdown and a 14-12 lead early in the second quarter. A key play was an off side by the Brahman defense on a third and three. Quarterback Storm Labonowitz ran for a 7-yard gain on another third and three. He also hit Walter Thomas for a 21-yard pass play. Boice capped the drive with a 2-yard run over the right side for South Fork. Labonowitz said Okeechobee put up a hard ght and put up points but its tough when one kid scores six touchdowns in a game, "We found a lot of missmatches and we ran the ball easily against some defenses we like to see. We like to get Uziah in space and we'll do that all day long." Okeechobee's nal lead came at 20-14 late in the half as the Brahmans drove 80 yards in only four plays. Fludd broke loose on a pitch play for a 53-yard score. South Fork responded with a 53-yard scoring drive keyed by a 25-yard pass to Davis. Boice caught a short pass in the at and eluded a tackle at the 3-yard line to score and give the Bulldogs a 21-20 lead. Okeechobee's next drive stalled near mid eld thanks to a holding call and once again a last minute score before the half haunted the Brahmans. The Brahmans punted and the Bulldogs took over on their 31-yard line with 29 seconds left in the half. Davis took a handoff on a draw play and ran into little resistance as he dashed up the eld for a 69-yard touchdown run in under 11 seconds. The play left the Brahmans stunned and gave South Fork a 28-20 halftime lead. "I just read the defense on that play. I saw their impact player's shift to the right and I saw the hole and knew where to go," he added. Okeechobee drove to mid eld on their rst drive of the second half only to see Surls pass get de ected by Blake Lucky into the hands of Tommy Galucci. Armed with momentum Davis took the next handoff 43 yards for a touchdown and a 35-20 lead. Okeechobee cut the lead to eight points with a 75-yard drive keyed by a 36-yard pass from Surls to EJ Neal. Smith added 27 yards rushing on the drive, the nal seven for the touchdown. South Fork answered back with a 91-yard drive keyed by a number of strong runs by Davis and Boice. Thomas caught an 11-yard pass. Davis ran the nal 22 yards for a score and a 41-27 lead. Okeechobee's nal score came on an eight play 80-yard drive keyed by a 10-yard run by Smith, a 25-yard pass from Surls to Neal and a 20-yard dash by Smith. Smith ran in a 3-yard touchdown to close the gap to 41-34 with just under seven minutes left. Davis capped a quick ve play 53-yard drive with a 34-yard touchdown run and followed a fumble by Okeechobee fullback Desmond Jordan with a 40-yard touchdown run to put the game away in the nal three minutes. Coach Branham said he felt his offense had their best game of the year and he praised his quarterback, Surls, who kept his composure, threw some really nice passes and ran the team well. He said once Fludd went out of the game with an ankle injury in the third quarter that hurt the offense. He said the defense simply didn't do their assignments and were unable to stop plays they knew were coming in the run game. "I'm proud that the kids fought to the end of the game but we knew (Davis) would get the ball and we just didn't play our assignments." Okeechobee hosts the Bayside Bears next Friday at Brahman Stadium. The Brahman junior varsity defeated South Fork 26-23 on Thursday night. Bulldogs outscore Brahmans, 55-34


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By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee High School Lady Brahmans soccer teams have struggled to score goals and get wins in recent years but things might be a little better this year as athletes from other sports have joined the team. Christina Tinajero comes from weight lifting and softball. Kim Tinajero comes from softball. Stormy Stokes comes from softball. A dd them to returning players like Selina Sanchez, Hannah Raulerson, Maria Ruiz, Brianna Nunez and last year’s MVP Ivette Vega, and there is some reason for optimism. Daniella Mojica also returns as the goal keeper which gives the team some stability at that position. Coach Sonya Smith enters her third year at the helm. She said the program had a good turnout this summer for indoor soccer and she thinks that might help the team this year. “I de nitely hope it’ll be better than the last two years. Each year we have gotten stronger and better and we hope to continue that this y ear,” she added. Smith has stressed teamwork, commitment and effort. She encourages the girls daily to give all of the effort they have, come together as a group and improve their skills. She said a lot of the girls took advantage of the summer program and improved their skills. She admits it is still dif cult to recruit the top athletes, who normally gravitate to softball and volleyball at OHS. “It is very dif cult to get girls to come out and excited to play soccer. This year we had the best turnout for tryouts which was exciting. More girls have learned that soccer is fun,” she added. The team could grow enough by next year to eld a junior varsity team. Another reason for optimism is the team has more experience. Very few freshmen made the team this year. Another problem is few girls play middle school soccer at Yearling and Osceola. Smith said she expects the goal keeper to be solid and the defense to be good. If there is a concern, it remains in goal scoring. “We make good passes but can’t get the ball in the net. We will work on our offense and we hope to score more goals this year,” she added. Maria Ruiz said she feels the girls at OHS have gotten into the sport and really have given their all. She said she is excited about the season, “We have all improved our ball skills and control of the ball and we want to improve communication and our passing. We have a lot of good girls this year.” All the girls said tryouts were a real challenge this year because almost 50 girls showed up and all of them wanted to be on the team. Twenty-three girls were kept on the roster; two of them will be alternates. Vega said she won’t be complacent because she won the MVP last year. She said she wants to help her teammates and encourage them all she can. “I have a lot of stamina and I don’t want to give up. I strive to do my best at all times. I think we have some potential. If we improve communication I think we will de nitely improve,” she said. Vega complimented a lot of the new players for their intelligence and their athleticism. She plans to lead by example by giving top effort at all times. Selina Sanchez is one of the leaders on the team. She leads the girls in practice drills and exercises. She said she is super excited about the season and that she sees a lot of potential on the eld. “We have some girls with experience and I do feel we can compete so I’m really excited. All of the girls are really interested in the sport,” she added. Sanchez said Martin County, Jensen Beach and especially Fort Pierce Westwood, will be the top rivals on the schedule this year. She said she will tell the girls that high school passes quickly and they need to learn as much as they can because that will bene t the team and themselves. She also admits the change in weather during soccer season can be a battle. “I like to run and I have a lot of energy, it’s a good stress reliever. It is fun to play in the cool weather but I might need to bring my jacket,” she added. The girls open the season Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Martin County. The rst home game will be Nov. 18 against Avon Park. Senior night will be Jan. 10 against Sebring. OHS ladies eye 2013-14 soccer campaign 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 14 Okeechobee News October 20, 2013 Okeechobee News/ C. MurphySelina Sanchez is one of the reasons the girls soccer team expects to be an improved team in 2013-14. Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyIvette Vega and Selina Sanchez led the girls at a recent OHS Lady Brahman soccer practice during conditioning drills.


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Houses Rent A FFORDABLE new house 3BR, 2BA, full size 2 car gar. 2200 sq. ft., full appliances w/dishwasher, lg. M/BR with walk-in closet, 4 person Jacuzzi tub, 300 sq. ft. Italian tile walkin shower, lg. kit. w/cent. island bar, $1395/mo. 1st, last & sec. Call (561)723-2226 A FFORDABLE new house Large 3BR, 2 BA, Large yard. Bring pets. Available for monthly rental. $950 mo. Call (561)723-2226 CITY LIMITS, 3BD/1BA CBS HOUSE, ONE CARPORT, CENTRAL A/C & HEAT. $650/MO. 1ST, LAST, SEC. CALL (863)634-8942 SE HABLAESPANOL OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 2BA, 2 acres, FR, LR, 2 porches, detached gar. & carport, lg. Oaks. 1st, last sec. Refs. $1300/mo. (561) 346-4692 ON RIM CANAL Freshly redone, 3BR, 2.5 BA, garage, boat dock. $850/mo. water incl. Call 772-359-1640. Rental NeededWANTED TO RENT 3BR HOUSE IN OKEECHOBEE CALL 863-824-2242 Commercial Property SaleOKEECHOBEE 20x25 Steel Bldg. 12 ft roll up door. 1 back dr., 3 windows. 130 mi hurricane approved. $3500. Call 954-260-1933. Houses SaleCBS HOME 2 BR, 1 BA w/1 Car garage on almost half acre of land. Large shed. Owner nancing available. Cash or Conventional. Asking $59,900 (561)308-1300 Kissimmee River 2 Bedroom 2 Bath older MH located on an acre of land in the Fly-in Community of River Acres. $84,500.00. Call 954-931-3732 for more info. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. When doing those chores is doing you in, its time to look for a helper in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 2bd/2ba Dble Wide, central air, yearly lease. $500 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 ON RIM CANAL: 2 BR, 2BA, Mobile Home on Large lot. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. Call (863)467-6309 or (561)231-4505 Mobile HomeSalePalm 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 Vantage Oaks 55 plus trailer park, new air conditioner, patio and screened in room. Many extras, for more info call 863-447-1370 or 863-484-0501 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 MotorcyclesHARLEY 2000 SUPER DYNA GLIDE SPORT 32,000 MI. $6,450 CALL 863-357-0224 AutomobilesMERCURY GRAND MARQUIS 2002 LEATHER, NEW TIRES, NEW BATTERY, ONLY 43,000 MILES, GREAT SHAPE $4,450. 863-357-0224 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Your new home could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Pickup Trucks1994 CHEVY UTILITY BODY plumbing work truck in good condition. ALL TOOLS FOR GAS/PLUMBING CAN BE PURCHASED AT ADDITIONAL COST, V-8, air conditioning, automatic transmission $2,500 (561)202-7213 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013 CA 223 JUDGE: METZGER IN RE: Forfeiture of: One (1) 2005 Dodge Magnum VIN: 2D4FV48T85H513698 NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CeeJae Dakota Smith Last known Address: 1195 N Tucker Ridge Road, Okeechobee, FL 34974 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a forfeiture action has been led against the above described motor vehicle by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. You are required to le an answer and any written defenses with the Clerk of the Court and to serve a copy of the answer and defenses with the Clerk of the Court and to serve a copy of the answer and defenses within 30 day of rst publication date, on Jason Helfant, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, PO Box 540609, Lake Worth, FL 33454. Failure to le your answer and defenses will result in a default being entered against you. WITNESSED by hand and the Seal of the Court on this 9th day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of Court BY: Arlene Nealis Deputy Clerk 454610 ON 10/13,20/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 47-2012-CA-000504 GENWORTH FINANCIAL HOME EQUITY ACCESS, INC., FORMERLY KNOWN AS LIBERTY REVERSE MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, VS. JOHN J. MARSHALL, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE W. MARSHALL, SR. A/K/A GEORGE WASHINGTON MARSHALL, SR. 3422 SE 25TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covNOTICE OF FORFEITURE COMPLAINT On or about September 11, 2013, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce seized the following property: UNITED STATES CURRENCY IN THE AMOUNT OF $5,720.00 and intends to seek forfeiture under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. 454647 ON 10/13,20/2013 17 Okeechobee News October 20, 2013ering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 41, LESS THE EAST 15 FEET THEREOF, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT NO. 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOO K 3, PAGE 60, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you and you are required to le a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Peter J. Kapsales, McCalla Raymer, LLC, 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 660, Orlando, FL 32801 and le the original with the Clerk of the abovestyled Court on or before 30 days from the rst publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 14th day of October, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLER K CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COUR T As Clerk of the Court BY: Jennifer Rediker Deputy Cler k 454952 ON 10/20,27/2013 ACROSS 1 Its fleece was white as snowŽ 5 __ Sutra 9 Go with the flow 14 Pastoral verse 15 Pink-slipped 16 Ladies man 17 Nicolas of AdaptationŽ 18 Got ones uniform dirty, maybe 19 Mississippi, e.g. 20 Understand how things are done 23 Many frozen dinners are high in it 24 Taker of vows 25 Def Jam genre 28 Native American group 31 As plain as day, e.g. 33 Tax pro 36 Places to see links 38 Friend 40 Cancn uncle 41 36-Across opening 42 Simple floral garlands 47 Fair-hiring initials 48 Forensic facility 49 Spy wear 51 S or oui 52 Do-favor link 54 Broadsided 58 Stage name of Ehrich Weiss, for whom the ends of 20-, 36and 42Across were props 61 Wife of Abraham 64 Long, long time 65 __ Three LivesŽ: TV oldie 66 Michelangelo figure 67 Pear variety 68 Charity 69 Suisse peaks 70 Like an animated Pea? 71 Cold-cock DOWN 1 The home team gets the last ones 2 Herseys A Bell For __Ž 3 Nearer, __, to TheeŽ 4 Messed up 5 Former Asian state known for goat wool 6 Wheel holder 7 Golda of Israel 8 Supplement 9 Poison in some whodunits 10 Kids book connectables 11 GPs gp. 12 Gently stroke 13 Place for a ring 21 Racetrack surface 22 Door sign 25 Go through energetically, as drawers 26 1966 Michael Caine title role 27 Pasta topper 29 Little WomenŽ woman 30 Pioneering computer 32 Letters before nus 33 Tea leaves holder 34 Wood shaver 35 Fake name 37 Slinkys shape 39 Fashion monogram 43 Steinway alternatives 44 Trucker with a handle 45 Never 46 Elephant BoyŽ actor 50 Alaskan brown bear 53 Iraqis, usually 55 Nabisco brand named for its flavor 56 The Penguin, to Batman 57 Playground retort 58 Cant stand 59 Ouch!Ž 60 Fire truck item 61 Mineral spring 62 Feel sick 63 Workout unit By Ed Sessa (c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 10/04/11 10/04/11 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle and Sudoku Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more! 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