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Sunday, April 27, 2014 75¢ Plus tax V ol. 105 No. 51 13.23 feetLast Year: 13.56 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Tammi’s Top of the Lake ... Page 13 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News Okeechobee won their rst district title in ve seasons with a 9-4 victory over South Fork in the District 13-6A championship game Thursday at Port St. Lucie High School. Brahmans win district diamond title Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphySophomore Elijah Finney was the winning pitcher as OHS won the District 13-6A title on Thursday. See BASEBALL — Page 10 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyBrahman teammates mob each other after the nal out of the district championship game at Port St. Lucie High School. By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The compromise between the county and Sheriff Paul May may have brought about a respite in their budget war, but it's ever so brief. At the end of May, the sheriff will submit his proposed spending plan for scal year 2014-15 and their battle is likely to be renewed. The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday voted 4-1 to up their budget ante by $500,000, and the sheriff begrudgingly accepted their offer. That increase, in actuality, is only $323,000 because the county is taking $177,000 from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund to boost their offer to $500,000. "That was his (the sheriff's) money to begin with," said Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce Major Noel Stephen. Because the two entities could not agree on a budget, the sheriff had already initiated an appeal with the Florida Cabinet. The county and Sheriff May had their rst meeting with Cabinet aides in Tallahassee on April 15. They were Sheriff readies for next budget ght "Evidently they (the commissioners) know more about running the jail than I do. So, we'll let them run it. They don't have any idea what they're getting into."— Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul Ma y See BUDGET — Page 9 Rec league ag football champs ... Page 18 Guardian ad litem volunteers needed ... Page 7 Okeechobee’s Most Wanted ... Page 8


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Earth Day Mr. Obama took Marine One chopper to A ndrews Air Force Base and will y to Washington state and Tokyo, Japan on Earth Day. “Earth Day is about taking action,” the White House blog declared shortly after takeoff. “Our health, our economy, our security, and our planet’s future are once again threatened b y pollution and environmental degradat ion.” Air Force One consumes ve gallons of j et fuel for every mile it ies. The HV-3d Sea King helicopter that ew him from the White House to Andrews Air Force Base, burns an additional 176.7 gallons of fuel per hour. T he U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that burning the fuel emits 21.1 pounds of CO2 per gallon. Total presidential fuel consumption for Earth Day, not including automobile motorcades, is an estimated 35,609 gallons. Mr. Obama’s Earth Day trip added around 375.7 tons of carbon to his footprint and cost close to $3.5 million.  The White House did not respond to a question about any measures it might be t aking – planting trees, for instance – to offs et those emissions.  it would be the same had Newt Gingrich, or that guy from Texas won the nomination and election. If we had 9-9-9 it w ould be the same. Kings and presidents have always used up incredible amounts of resources. Though there was that Vietnamese communist president guy who lived in a shack and just ate rice. Probably trying to make a statement. How does this new Pope get around I wonder?  I read that Pope Francis gets around in a c ompact car. I think it is a Ford Focus. Before he was Pope, when he was a Cardinal, he didn’t have a car. He rode the city bus. He has b een openly critical of bishops who spend a lot of money on themselves. Harley-Davidson presented him with a motorcycle after he b lessed the Harley-Davidson gathering in Rome; he signed it and auctioned it off to raise money for a homeless shelter and raised more t han $300,000. I don’t think we have to worry about Pope Francis’ wasting resources. Okee-Tantie The county doesn’t know how to manage a campground. Not that they shouldn’t but it is something they can’t comprehend or manage a manager.  I’d have to agree with the BOCC members who would rather this be in private hands. I also understand the concerns of the ones who worry that if we do it privately that the county needs to be sure we don’t get left holding the bag if problems arise.  The only reason there is an Okee-Tantie discussion is Commissioner Culpepper had the kauhuna’s to go against the GOB network and bring it to the voters. Now the other commissioners think it’s next best thing since sliced bread, except maybe Mr. Hoover who still insists that it has never been a nancially sustainable venture when compared to the windfall of money the AgriCivic Center contributes to the general fund.  Well they settled the sheriff’s budget appeal yesterday, so that excuse is gone. Will we see Okee-Tantie plans on the next agenda? Will they go ahead and use money from the capital outlay fund to start the rst phase of the campground repairs? They apparently had a plan drawn up at some point to do the work in phases, but never got past that point.Elections The rumor been going around for a long time, that certain commissioners and others in the position to affect growth are ghting it because they don’t want the competition. Nobody has proof of the back door deals and conversations over beer at the bars, but I am sure it occurs. We had a chance to effectively combat that during the last election. Hopefully, next election will send a notice that we are tired of the games.Sheriff’s budget I see the county and the sheriff made a deal on the budget. The county gave the sheriff another $500,000 in his budget, bringing it to $13.6 million. The sheriff accepted it so they won’t go back to Tallahassee to continue the appeal process there. But the sheriff said he will not run the jail after Oct. 1. That is when the new scal year starts. So they will have to have a contract in place for someone else to run the jail by then. I wonder what the jail employees think about all this. Children of the Night vs. Children of the LightBy Calvin H. Fryar, pastorBrighton Baptist Church1 Thessalonians 5:3—“For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 7 For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.” Randy Rowland wrote, “While working as a disc jockey several years ago, the station that employed me sponsored a Halloween haunted house. It was really, really scary. I don’t like scary events to begin with, but I had to work the promotion several nights. Interestingly, in the dark and cool of the night, I found the blood, gore, noises, and pouncing goblins way too much for me. But one day, I had to arrive at the haunted house earlier to do my show from there. I walked around the house in full daylight. I saw the little corners from whence ghouls jumped. I saw how the hangman’s stunt worked. That which I had found ever so frightening was hardly of interest in the daylight. Further, my daylight tour took the fright out of the nighttime. I knew how everything worked.— Randy Rowland, Sins We Love, (Doubleday 2000); quoted in Men of Integrity, Vol. 4, no. 2, (March/April 2001). The daily news can be a frightening thing for those who cling to the things of this world. For those who live in this age of darkness, the things that unfold before us daily are threatening to take away our possessions and our life. But the Christian knows that we are only passing through a valley and the things of the darkness that seem so real are merely shadows (See Psa. 23:4). However, for those who refuse the light there are some very real dangers. THERE ARE DANGERS IN THE NIGHT. The men of this world are like a man walking through a dark cave, there are dangers and pitfalls with every step. They may become distracted by the things of the world unless they are guided by the Light! When Jesus said, “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of th e world” (John 9:5), I believe He was speaking of the proclaiming of the gospel message. Th e church is like a light house to guide us through a sea of dangers and the gospel is the light in the tower. Rowland Hill remembers, “The other day I was going down the street and I saw a drov e of pigs following a man. This excited my curiosity, so that I determined to follow. I did so, and to my great surprise I saw them follo w him to the slaughterhouse. I was very anxious to know how this was, and I said to the man, ‘My friend, how did you manage to induc e those pigs to follow you here?’ ‘Oh, did you not see?’ said the man; ‘I had a basket of beans under my arms, and I dropped a few as I cam e along, and so they followed me.’ I thought tha t is the way it is; the devil has a basket of beans under his arm, and he drops them as he goes along, and what multitudes he induces to follow him to an everlasting slaughter house! Yes, friends, and all your broad and crowded thoroughfares are strewn with the beans o f the devil.”—Rowland Hill. “But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children o f light, and the children of the day: we are no t of the night, nor of darkness” (1 Thess. 5:4, 5). We do not swallow the devil’s beans. THERE ARE DELIGHTS IN THE LIGHT—“… God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation….” Bob Woods, in Pulpit Digest, tells the stor y of a couple who took their son, 11 and daughter, 7, to Carlsbad Caverns. As always, when the tour reached the deepest point in the cavern, the guide turned off all the lights to dramatize how completely dark and silent it is below the earth’s surface. The little girl, suddenl y enveloped in utter darkness, was frightened and began to cry. Immediately was heard th e voice of her brother: “Don’t cry. Somebod y here knows how to turn on the lights.” In a real sense, that is the message of the gospel: light is available, even when darkness seems overwhelming. Jesus entered this world to turn on the ligh t for a world lost in darkness. But the world loved the darkness and like a moth to a am e they followed Satan’s false light. The wa y they avoid the truth, you would think the ligh t scares them. It is amazing that a small amoun t of truth (light) seems to confuse the world and cause them so much anxiety—even fear. No other book frightens the world as much as th e Bible and no other book satis es our soul lik e the Bible. April 27, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit Editor: Katrina Elsken Circulation Manager: Dee Gaudin Publisher: Tom ByrdSpeak 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!


The Florida Department of Transportation advises motorists to use caution in areas where road work is under way. Road work planned this week includes the following.OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SR 710 from SR 70 to the Martin County line: Maintenance project: Crews will be trimming trees on both sides of the road. No lane closures are scheduled, however, use caution and watch for workers close to the road.  SR 78 from Okeechobee County line to Lemkin Creek Bridge: Construction project: Expect daytime lane closures with aggers directing traf c Monday through Friday as crews complete nal cleanup, roadway striping and placing signs. Motorists should use caution, be prepared to stop and add time in their schedule to reach their destination. Project improvements include removing and replacing the existing asphalt, adding shoulders, replacing guardrail, and signing and pavement markings. Expected completion is spring of 2014. The contractor is Lawrence Lynch Corp.  SR 70 east of Okeechobee/NE 34th A venue to Williams Road/NE 48th Avenue: Maintenance permit project: Crews are relocating utilities along the south side of the road. No lane closures are scheduled, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road.  SR 70 E from the Okeechobee city limits to NE 30th Avenue: Maintenance project: Crews are repairing the sidewalk on both sides of the roadway. No lane closures are scheduled, however, use caution and watch for workers close to the road. Road Watch Free Senior SurvivalŽ WorkshopHear about the new Tax Laws and new Medicaid Laws and these topics:LIVING TRUSTSWhy Living Trust can still benet middle class people who have no concern about estate taxes. How trusts can be created or revised to protect your childrens inheritance from divorce and creditors. Why you may need to revise your existing Living Trust in light of the new estate tax laws. NURSING HOME MEDICAID What you may own and still be eligible for Medicaid. e truth about look-back rules...why you may still be eligible for Medicaid even if youve transferred money in the last 5 years. How you may still be eligible for Medicaid for nursing home care even if you earn more that $2,163 per month (the income cap in Florida). How you may provide for your spouse before you spend it all on nursing home expenses. How assets may still be preserved if you are currently in a nursing home. How an irrevocable trust may preserve and protect assets. Why your nursing home insurance may be inadequate to meet your needs. VETERANS BENEFITS How Veterans and their widows may re ceive VA benets to assist with home care, assisted living, or nursing home care expenses. Attendees are eligible for a free, one hour private consultation to answer any questions you have about estate planning or Medicaid planning (prov ided we are the right law rm to assist you), even if you already have a Living Trust Port St. Lucie Tuesday, April 29, 2014 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Port St. Lucie Holiday Inn 10120 S. Federal Highway (north of Port St. Lucie Blvd.) Palm Beach Gardensursday, May 1, 2014 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Palm Beach Gardens Marriott 4000 RCA Blvd. (East of I-95, south of PGA Blvd.) Workshops are conducted by Joseph S. Karp and Genny Bernstein, Florida Certied Elder Law Attorneys THE KARP LAW FIRM A Professional Association Elder Law, Estate Planning & Administration, Medicaid and Veterans Benets Planning, Special Needs/Disability PlanningJoseph S. Karp Genny BernsteinPort St. Lucie(772) 343-8411Palm Beach Gardens (561) 625-1100Toll Free (800) 893-9911Copyright 2014 e Karp Law Firm, P.A. FACE BOOK: www.facebook.com/oridaelderlaw Some people nd hotel rooms to be coolyou might want to bring along a jacket or sweater 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 5 Okeechobee News A pril 27, 2014 The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Highw ay Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC). Jeffery Alan Bernhard, 16, N.W. 11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 23 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County juvenile take and hold warrant charging him w ith the felony of malicious land burning. He was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort Pierce. Phillip Reynolds, 34, N.E. 11th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested April 24 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of burglary of a dwelling and grand theft. His bond was set at $50,000. Michael Ronald Holmes, 23, S.W. 57th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 24 by Deputy Elbert Kline on an Okeechobee County warrant charging him with the felonies of burglary of a dwelling and grand theft. His bond was set at $50,000. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. Okeechobee Arrest Report The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of ce investigated the following reports of crimes last week.ASSAULT 3200 block of U.S. 441 S. 2800 block of U.S. 441 N. 1000 block of N.W. 34th St. 900 block of N.W. 10th St.BURGLARY 1200 block of S.W. Eighth St.CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 600 block of N.W. 27th Lane 3700 block of N.W. 29th Ave.FRAUD 6300 block of N.E. Second St. 6600 block of N.E. Fifth St. 3300 block of S.E. 24th St. 3700 block of S.E. 25th St.THEFT 4100 block of U.S. 441 S. 1100 block of S.W. 20th Ave. 4900 block of U.S. 441 S. 600 block of S.W. Second Ave. 3500 block of S.E. 25th St. 3400 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 1700 block of U.S. 441 N. 1600 block of N.W. 43rd Ave. 3000 block of U.S. 98 N. 3300 block of N.W. First St. 9700 block of U.S. 98 N. 12000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 2700 block of U.S. 441 S. 100 block of S.E. 13th Ave. 3300 block of S.E. 36th Ave. 2800 block of N.W. 46th Ave. 100 block of S. Parrott Ave. 13000 block of U.S. 441 S.E. 800 block of N.E. 32nd Ave. 3600 block of S.E. 26th St. 1700 block of S.R. 70 W. 13400 block of N.E. 22nd Ave. OCSO Investigations


V FW offers lasagna lunchVFW Post 4423 will serve a homemade l asagna lunch by Lori on Sunday, April 27 f rom 1 until 3 p.m. All proceeds are donated t o local veteran organizations. For informat ion, call 863-763-0818. H ospital hosting programRaulerson Hospital will host Dine with the D octor on Tuesday, April 29 The topic will b e Understanding Diagnostic Imaging. Dinn er starts at 4:30 p.m., and there is a charge o f $5 per person for the meal. The program b egins at 5 p.m. and is free. To RSVP or for i nformation, call 863-763-9228.Moose plans bingo, lunchOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites you to join them for bingo Thursday, May 1 at 1 p.m. and Friday, May 2, at 5:30 p.m. Lunch will be available for a small charge on Thursday. Sunday, May 4, will be a pot luck dinner at 2 p.m. Sunday breakfast will resume in the fall. Proceeds bene t Moose Charities.BBQ dinner bene ts churchA barbecue chicken dinner fundraiser to help the Okeechobee Church of the Trinity and Trinity Christian Private School funds, will be held Friday, May 2, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dinner will include one-quarter chicken (leg portion) and all the xings for a donation of $7.50. If meals are purchased in advance, you get 10 percent off your total order. For information, call 863-623-6500.Trail Club planning bene t Big Lake Trail Riders Club is a non-pro t organization that puts on an equestrian 5-speed show event every third Saturday of the month at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Arena on U.S. 441 N. We have been a part of history at that arena since 1986. Our club is having a quarter auction to help pay for our expenses. The auctionwill be held Friday, May 2 at the Okeechobee Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. Doors will open at 6 p.m. There will also be a spaghetti dinner for $6. For information, call Donna Munn at 863-4479595.Center hosting Spring FlingOkeechobee Senior Services will be presenting their inaugural dinner and dance on Friday, May 2 from 2 until 5 p.m. The Spring Fling is free to all adults 60 and over and their guest. The event will be held at the Senior Center, 1690 N.W. Ninth Ave. Music will be provided by Carl Cable. Photographer Ruth McKenna will be on hand to take pictures at a formal and a fun picture venue. Door prizes will be awarded for each table. Space is limited so call 863-462-5181 to reserve your seat or a table for eight.Martha's House hosting saleMartha's House, 4134 U.S. 441 N. will host a yard sale Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All clothing $1.Pitch, hit and run scheduledPitch, hit and run will be held Saturday, May 3 at the sports complex baseball eld #4 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. For information, call 863-763-6950.Volunteer to help seniorsIf you are 55 or older join us Thursday, May 8 from 9 until 10:30 a.m. for a free cup of coffee and light breakfast at the Brown Cow Sweetery, 103 S.W. Park St. Learn how you can volunteer to help other seniors in your community. Contact Darlene Forage at 772-349-5073, or at dforage@youradrc.org; or Marco Cuevas at 863-484-2907, mcuevas@okeechobeevolunteers.org for information. RSVP to Darlene Forage or Marco Cuevas as space is limited.Coalition to meet at churchOkeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet Friday, May 16 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee's Fellowship Hall, 401 S.W. Fourth St. The meeting is open to the public. The coalition is part of a statewide network responsible for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition promotes healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay Begin at 863-462-5877.Track & eld meet setThe Hershey's Track and Field games will be held Friday, May 16, at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee High School, 2800 N. U.S. 441. For more than 35 years, the games have inspired youth ages 9-14 to be their best while having fun with every run, jump and throw. For information, call 863-763-6950.Tourney aids OHS swim teamThe Okeechobee High School swim team will host a fundraising golf tournament Saturday, May 17 at the Blue Heron Gol f Course from 8:30 a.m. until noon. This is one of the biggest and most important fundraisers the swim team does as a unit. The goal of the fundraiser is to keep the cost as low as possible for the families involved in OHS swimming. For information call, 610945-8337.Eddie Cason bene t plannedOkeechobee Quarters for a Cause is hosting its monthly quarter auction again on Tuesday, May 20, at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St., bene tting Eddie Cason who has stage-4 colon cancer. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Come help support Eddie, and bring lots of quarters. We're also looking for new vendors. Call Christy at 863-6971247. 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. W .C. Dub' Raulerson, 87INDIANTOWN WC "Dub" Raulerson died A pril 24, 2014. He was born July 4, 1926 in Basinger, Florida He w orked at Oakland Farms for Norman Hales for 49 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Indiantown and loved Bluegrass music, shing and hunting; but he loved his w ork most of all. Mr. Raulerson was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Arbel Raulerson. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Raulerson; daughter, Diane Pollard (David) of Ft. Meade; three sons, Doug Raulerson (Janet) of Okeechobee, David Raulerson of Basinger, Danny Raulerson (Dawn) of Okeechobee; ve sisters, Nancy Chandler of Basinger, Arizona "Punk" Thomas of Okeechobee, Katherine Thomas, Zena Thomas both of Basinger and V ena Arnold of Okeechobee; brother, Harley C. "Mann" Raulerson of Okeechobee; 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, A pril 28, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Basinger Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News April 27, 2014 C ommunity Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236


Choose how you want your news publishedPut yourself in print! 100 words and one photo for only $25!Publish Your News today!Just visit www.newszap.com, click on your community, and then on the link for Publish Your News. florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! REBECCA BOLDT HAMILTON, P.A. Has Moved to a New Location: REBECCA H. BOLDTAttorney at LawRICHARD W. SEYMOUR, Attorney at Law 180 NW 3rd863-467-1894 Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 12 p.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North 7 Okeechobee News April 27, 2014 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Boy, numbers have dried up to nothing! Must not be anything out there to sell right now. As good as prices are, you’d think if somebody had something to sell, they would be bringing them in! Calves are selling about as high as they have ever been. Cows and bulls are still off from their highs a month ago, but I expect there to be some rise in a couple of weeks or so as we get closer to Memorial Day. FYI, remember that our hay and water pens for holding cattle over that are brought in over the weekend and for holding cattle during and after the sales, are all shade clothed with hay racks and water troughs (water troughs are cleaned on a regular basis). Sprinkler systems are in place for summertime. We do our best to take care of your cattle while they are on the premises. Old River Cattle, Okeechobee, topped the calf market with a high of $3.45 bought by D & S Cattle. Annie Ahern, Okeechobee, topped the cow market with a high of $1 bought by Central Beef. We have one Angus, two-year-old bull for sale, asking $2,500. Call 863-763-3127. Todd Special to the Okeechobee News The Guardian ad Litem program is offering interested community members the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child in need by becoming a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) volunteer. Certi ed GAL volunteers are appointed by the court to be the v oice for a child. There are approximately 100 children in Okeechobee in the court system because they have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. Volunteers from our community are needed by the GAL program of Florida’s 19th Circuit Judicial Court to help ght for these children to ensure their essential needs and rights are not overlooked by the system. The GAL training program for accepted applicants will be held on Thursday, May 8, and Friday, May 9, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day, at the Okeechobee Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. Anyone at least 21 years of age with common sense, compassion, and dedication to children can become a GAL volunteer. No prior experience is required, and training and support are provided. To apply to become a GAL volunteer and participate in the May training, or to learn more about the program, interested persons should contact Gail Grif th, Volunteer Recruiter, at 772-871-7225 or 866-3411425; gail.grif th@gal. .gov; www.guardianadlitem.org. Guardian ad Litem volunteer training planned Special to the Okeechobee NewsWM/Okeechobee Land ll gives back to communityWaste Management Operations Manager Jason Johns and Sr. District Manager Tony Bishop donated the processed meat from the swine purchases at the Okeechobee 4-H Livestock Sale. Donations were made to Real Life Children’s Ranch executive director Mark Mayers and Faith Farm Ministries Assistant Pastor Allen Patterson.


8 Okeechobee News April 27, 2014 Submitted photo/ OCSOTip-A-Cop helps Special OlympicsAbove: Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce Detective Bryan Lowe (left) and Deputy Max Waldron (right) welcomed diners to the Golden Corral Restaurant on Wednesday, April 23, for the annual Tip-A-Cop fundraising event. The annual event raises money for Special Olympics Florida. A nal tally on how much was raised was not available as of newspaper deadline. Right: Major Noel Stephen (standing) pours a glass of iced tea for Deputy Sergeant Rob Coleman (seated) during the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce annual TipA-Cop fundraiser at the Golden Corral Restaurant. The event was held Wednesday, April 23, to raise money for Special Olympics Florida and the featured OCSO servers were all members of the OCSO Special Response Team. The following persons are on Okeechobee’s Most W anted list. There are active warrants for these persons. The criteria for making Okeechobee’s Most W anted list is based on the severity of the crime in conjunction with the age of the w arrant.  Chelsea Jay Saunders, 27, a white female, is 5’3” tall and weighs 120 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. She is wanted on bond rev ocation order for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.  Christopher Jacob Willet, 20, is a white male, 5’9” tall and weighs 165 lbs. He has green eyes and brown hair. He is wanted for failure to appear in court on charges of possession of a legend drug without a prescription. If you have any information on the whereabouts of any of Okeechobee’s Most Wanted, call the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477). If you call Treasure Coast Crimes Stoppers, you have the option of remaining anonymous. You can also receive a reward if the information results in an arrest. Crime Stoppers: “Crime doesn’t pay, But we do!” Okeechobee’s Most Wanted Chelsea Saunders Christopher Willet


9 Okeechobee News A pril 27, 2014 slated to return May 5 and, if needed, again on May 13. “We’re con dent we would have succeeded winning that appeal if we had continued,” offered Maj. Noel Stephen a day after the sheriff’s compromise. While Sheriff May agreed to accept the county’s offer, it was not without a caveat. He told commissioners when the new scal year begins Oct. 1 he will turn operation of the Okeechobee County Jail over to the commissioners, along with security at the courthouse. “Evidently, they (commissioners) know more about running the jail than I do. So, w e’ll let them run it,” said Sheriff May on Friday, April 25. “They don’t have any idea what they’re getting into. Letting them run the jail and courthouse security was the most commonsense thing to do.” While the sheriff said he can run his ofce on ad valorem monies, he cannot run his of ce and the jail on those dollars. When this budget battle began last summer, the sheriff was seeking a spending plan of $15.3 million. The commissioners said no, and told him he would have to run his of ce, the jail and courthouse security on a $13.1 million budget. The sheriff lowered his sights and offered to run everything on a budget of $14.8 million, but the board adopted the $13.1 million budget. That brought about the appeal. Now, with the additional $500,000, the sheriff will have to run his entire operation on a budget that will end up at approximately $13.6 million. He plans to use the extra money for his road patrol unit to bring their numbers up to 10 per shift, and he will transfer some detention deputies to raise their numbers to 10 per shift. One additional dispatcher will also be hired. Sheriff May went on to point out he will also purchase some new vehicles, along with equipment for the new-hires. However, he continued, because the additional funds are not sustainable the new personnel may turn out to be only part-time employees. He also cautioned that a major hurricane or some other type of disaster would have a disastrous nancial impact on his of ce. “I told them (commissioners) we may not make it and I might have to come back and ask for more money,” said Sheriff May. “And, we may have to lay them (the new hires) off at the end of this scal year.” Under the sheriff’s proposed budget of $14.8 million, the jail’s portion of that plan was $5.6 million and another $800,000 was planned for courthouse security. Sheriff May said he doesn’t yet know what his 2014-15 budget will be “but it will be for law enforcement only and we’ll turn in our proposed budget at the end of May.” So, if he doesn’t get whatever he proposes next scal year will he and the county be returning to Tallahassee? “I certainly hope not. The last thing I want to do is appeal to Tallahassee,” he said. “But, I will. I hope we can reach a gure that is agreeable but, once again, this budget will be constructed with the safety of the of cers and citizens in mind.” Although he wasn’t entirely on board with the county’s offer Thursday, the sheriff decided to accept it because “... they told me point blank they knew this budget would increase next year to sustain these new positions and they could not do it. “That’s when I told them I would run law enforcement, and turn corrections and court security over to them. I hate this for my employees, but we cannot appeal every year,” he added. BUDGETContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSYMS Students of the WeekYearling Middle School is proud to announce their students of the week for April 7: Cain Ponce, Brisely Garcia, Dawson Westbrook, Kassie Barton and Jacob Aleman.


10 Okeechobee News April 27, 2014 A wild eight-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning propelled OHS baseball to their 14th win of the season against 10 losses. South Fork fell to 10-15. Brahman coach Eric Kindell said his team trailed 4-1 in the sixth but were still mentally in the game. “I told the guys we’re not down and we’re beating ourselves right now. I was dealing w ith the umpires and I told the kids to not let that affect you -that was a huge thing right there,” he said. Kindell said his coaches made some adjustments and his starting pitcher, Elijah Finney, battled on the mound. “It just shows you how much these kids have grown this year. I’m just proud of them,” he added. Finney threw a complete game and allowed three earned runs and nine base hits. He admitted it was a crazy game and that the wind made it pretty crazy for his out elders, “It feels great to win districts. Once we got the big inning I came out and threw strikes and let my defense do the work,” he said. “I felt re-energized and I made some great pitches.” Ryan Nolan of the Bulldogs kept the Brahmans at bay for ve innings and things at times looked bleak for the local heroes. Nolan allowed just four hits and one run through the rst ve innings. He was helped by an out eld assist from right elder Clay Tress who threw out Jarred Morgan at the plate on a close play in the third. The Bulldogs meanwhile got two runs in the second thanks to some gusty and swirling winds. Ben Grieve doubled, Joey Barcia singled to right eld and Tress added an RBI double during the rally. OHS responded with a run in the bottom of the fourth as Paul Jackson singled, moved to second on a sacri ce bunt by Kevin Coleman and scored on a base hit by Layton Thomas. South Fork made it 4-1 in the sixth as Univ ersity of Miami recruit Pete Crocitto singled and scored, Nick Snyder singled and scored, Brando Centrone hit a sacri ce y and Dalton Deakins added an RBI single. That set the stage for the Brahmans wild rally as they sent 12 men to the plate and drove their loyal fans into a frenzy. Kutter Crawford began the rally with a long double to the wall in center eld. After a sacri ce by Hickman, Paul Jackson added an RBI single. From there Nolan would not record another out. He walked Coleman and allowed RBI singles to Thomas and Christian Crews. Bulldog coach Mike Harper twice went to the mound to encourage his laboring ace. After a walk to Gabe Greseth, Harper called to the bullpen for Dillon Isom, a right hander who threw a strong game against Okeechobee early in the season, a 2-1 Bulldog victory. Kindell countered with pinch hitter Zeke Matthews. “I thought Zeke had a good chance of hitting the ball in the air because he lifts the ball quite a bit. I felt he could hit it in the air and he did a great job putting the ball in play,” Kindell stated. Matthews had been warming up in the bullpen when he got the call to pinch hit, so he ran into the dugout and was told to hit something deep in the out eld to score the go-ahead run. Matthews missed badly on the rst pitch, a curve ball in the dirt, but waited patiently for a fast ball, got a pitch he could handle and ripped a two-run single to give Okeechobee their rst lead. “I was thinking fastball, I knew it was a good pitch and I turned on it. That was probably the biggest hit of my life,” he admitted. The rally continued with a single by Morgan, a bases-loaded walk to Crawford and an RBI ground out by Hickman to make it 9-4. Kindell said he realized the Bulldog pitcher was struggling, so he just wanted the hitters to stay strong and make good swings, “I told them I wanted them to swing at strikes and they did a great job,” he said. “I told them I wanted a 10-run rally. I think it’s a pretty cool thing.” Crawford had two hits, one run scored and an RBI. Paul Jackson had three hits, two runs scored and an RBI. Morgan had two base hits. Thomas reached base three times with two run-scoring singles. Thomas, a three year starter, said all the struggles over the past three years were washed away with this season. “It is just amazing, after a terrible season last year we come back with a winning season and win districts,” he offered. “I want to do my best for the team and I think the regional game will be really great. I’m ready to play in front of a large crowd at home.” Kindell thanked all of the fans and supporters of the team. He said he had gotten so many phone calls of support and wanted everyone to know how much he appreciates them. “Just all the support we’ve hand from the fans in Okeechobee period. I want the entire town to come out and support because we’re going to do it again for them,” he said. Okeechobee will host Boynton Beach, the district runner up in District 14, who lost 3-0 to Pembroke Pines Charter School, Thursday at OHS at 7 p.m. South Fork will travel to Pembroke Pines Charter School. BASEBALLContinued From Page 1 Okeechobee News/ Charles MurphyJoey Barcia (10 in red) reacts after being called out at home plate on a close play in the second inning of Thursday’s district title tilt.


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Colleen Brown Kimball will lead a discussion and help get you started on your search. She is an experienced genealogist w ith the Halpatiokee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. She also volunteers at the Genealogy section of the Blake Library in Stuart. You will learn about why you need a paper trail and the possibility of using DNA. Bring a list of your family and learn how to explore. You will enjoy a fun and interesting time. The workshop is sponsored by the Okeechobee Chapter NSDAR. Pre-registration is requested (so that organizers will have enough materials for everyone). Call Su George at 863-763-0266 or email at fredorsu@embarqmail.com. Genealogy workshop planned


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Apply@2017 NW 16th Street, Belle Glade or fax resume to: 561-996-4207 Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Employment Full TimeMECHANIC to work on farm/ranch equipment, diesel and gasoline engines, eet maintenance, fabrication and electrical. Computer skills preferred. Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug-free workplace. Apply in person from 8am-11am & 1pm-4pm Monday thru Friday @ 109 Arron Drive, Lake Placid, FL 863-465-2821 or of ce@lpclp.com PSYCHOLOGIST NEEDED NOWMoore Haven Correctional Facility in Moore Haven, Fla. PRN (as needed) APPLY ONLINE TODAY ATwww.correctioncare.com EOE & Drug Free Workplace The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce is seeking applications for Certi ed Correctional of cers. Ideal applicants are those with good moral character, in good physical condition and who are interested in serving their community. Starting salary is $34,000 with less than 3 years experience. Interested applicants should submit an application to Human Resources at 504 NW 4th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Applications may be printed from our website okeesheriff.org. Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Employment Part Time Retired Professional Looking for a part time appointment generator, preferably mechanical exp., customer friendly, to work at sales booth in a big box store. Please call 863-385-2665 or send resume to info@advancedairsebring .com MiscellaneousBrand New Briggs Stratton Generator, 5500 running watts, 8500 Starting watts. Asking $400 Call 863-467-5652 Farm EquipmentSELL OR TRADE 3 POINT HYDRAULIC BUSHOG WILL BUY OR TRADE FOR SELF PROPELLED PULL BEHIND BUSHOG. CALL BOBBI 863-801-2363 OR 863-824-3329 ApartmentsOKEECHOBEE COMMONS863-467-9771 TDD 711 402 NW 10th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Accepting applications for affordable 1 bedroom apartments for quali ed applicants. Elderly 62 yrs of age or older, handicapped/disabled, regardless of age, with or without children. Rent starts at $612.00 monthly with income based rental assistance available. Units equipped with central heat and AC, stove, refrigerator, carpet and blinds.This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. NW OKEE: 2 BR 1.5 BA, 2 BR, 1 BA. $600, $700. 1st, last & $500 security. 561-346-1642. Condos/Townhouses RentGround Flr. 1br/1ba., Lake Front view, fully furnished, includes Utilities. $750 mo + Sec. 863-634-0663. Taylor Creek Condo 2br./1ba., screened in porch, pool, boat dock, Washer/Dryer, water included. $800 mo. No pets. Move in now! $700. 863-634-0663. Houses RentADORABLE: In Town, Okeechobee, 2BR, 2BA, Washer/Dryer, Screen Porch. Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Small pet okay. $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. dep. (941) 504-3954 LAZY 7 3/2/2; split plan; kids & pets okay; Call 634-9330 or 467-2541. Apartments Apartments Houses RentFOR RENT 1BD/1BA, LIVING & DINING ROOM KITCHEN COMBINATION. RANCH ON 4 ACRES, FT DRUM AREA $600.00/MO. PLUS SECURITY CALL LIZ 734-637-2697 Okeechobee CLEAN AND WELL KEPT 2/1, $ 510.00. New updated 12 miles NE of town center, Lawn, pest, trash and water included. Move In special Call for details M-F NO PETS 863.467.9800 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? 15 Okeechobee News A pril 27, 2014 READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. No wonder newspaper readers are more popular!


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We have 24 wide, 26, 28 & 30 wide homes. 3 stock units reduced 26K, Homes from the $60’s plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Automobiles2000 TOYOTA CELICA GTS silver, black leather, sunroof, manual 6 speed, 117,000 m, cold A/C, killer sound system w/Bluetooth, well maintained with records. $5,000 /or best offer (561)222-7852 FOR SALE 2004 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS-1 OWNER-LOW MILESFULLY LOADEDASKING $4,800.00 OBO. (863) 447-0742 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Public Notice Public Notice Public NoticeNotice of Meeting Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 3:30 P.M. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, located at the 1728 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact the Planning and Development Department, 1700 N.W. 9th Ave., Suite A, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; (863) 763-5548. All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for of cial record of the Department. Faye Huffman, Secretary to Construction Industry Licensing Board Okeechobee County Independent Inspections, Ltd. 465087 ON 4/27/2014 PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Chambers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218. Under consideration is Special Exception Petition No. 14-001-SE, submitted by Mr. Albert Zakhary, Representative, on behalf of property owner, First Bank of Indiantown/Harbor Community Bank, to allow a Drive-through service within a Commercial Business District (CBD) Zoning District, ref. Code Book Section 90-313(1). The proposed use is for a Drive-Thru Dunkin Doughnuts. Property is located at 205 NE Park Street, Legal: Lots 7 to 9 of Block 153, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5 Okeechobee County public records, and is approximately 0.488 acres. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays. The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions. ANY PERSON DECIDING TO APPEAL any decision made by the Board 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 General Services 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 Board in support or opposition to any item on the agenda; a copy of the document, picture, video, or item must be provided to the Board Secretary for the City’s records by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator Petition No. 14-001-SE 465107 ON 4/27;5/7/2014 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law, Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes Notice is hereby given that William Edward Perry, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of Florida Boy Art, located at 2428 SE 19th Court in the County of Okeechobee in the City of Okeechobee, Florida, 34974, intends to register said name with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, Tallahassee, FL and/or Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, this 23rd day of April, 2014. 465081 ON 4/25/2014 16 Okeechobee News April 27, 2014 ACROSS 1 Find your own roadŽ automaker 5 Bitter disagreement 11 26-Across download 14 Minuscule lake plant 15 Wee hr. 16 Dude 17 RASPBERRY 20 Vampires bane 21 T-man, e.g. 22 Courageous 23 Hermey of TVs Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,Ž e.g. 25 Take out 26 BLACKBERRY 32 Newtonian elements? 33 Is ready for business 34 Big runners 35 Bustle 36 Natural resource 37 Educational org. 38 Chlo fragrance maker 40 Good-sized chamber ensemble 42 Baseball family name 43 HUCKLEBERRY 46 Goal line play 47 Kitchen tool 48 Like wasted milk in Westminster 49 Its HQ is named for George Bush 52 Schisms and chasms 56 STRAWBERRY 59 __ kwon do 60 Sherlock Holmes instrument 61 Small case 62 Wanted-poster letters 63 Use 64 Percolate DOWN 1 Fresh answers, say 2 Oodles 3 Lago contents 4 Ones showing varying amounts of interest? 5 Facility about 350 miles NW of LAX 6 Beau Brummel, for one 7 Brusque 8 Steamed 9 Word with cry or out 10 Future citizen, perhaps 11 Not particularly challenging 12 Law & OrderŽ figure 13 County fair mount 18 Mark of rejection 19 Like James Bond 24 Ubiquitous insurance spokeswoman 25 To whom reporters report: Abbr. 26 Dracula feature 27 Brainstorming cry 28 Historical segment 29 Simmons competitor 30 Show contempt 31 Son of Isaac 32 Fundamental of science 39 Harvest output 40 Spider-Man nemesis Doc __ 41 Select 42 Occasionally 44 From around here 45 Podiatrists concern 48 Mlle., in Monterrey 49 Recipe verb 50 Cruise destination 51 Related 53 Youve got it coming 54 No argument hereŽ 55 Ignore 57 Pack quantity 58 Senator Sanders of Vt., on ballots By Jeffrey Wechsler (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 04/10/14 04/10/14 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis xwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle READING A NEWSPAPER MAKES YOU A MORE INFORMED AND INTERESTING PERSON. 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18 Okeechobee News April 27, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News2014 Flag Football ChampionsAbove: Okeechobee County Recreation Department Women’s League Flag Football champs are the Cross t #426 team: (back row) Rebekah Pearce, Kim Jackson, Pam Matthews, Megan Nelson, McKayla Hummel, Megan Clements; (front row) Audrey Snow and Lisa Clements. Not shown are: Kelly Barcia, Traci Brown and Jewel Buck. Below: Okeechobee County Recreation Department Men’s League Flag Football champs are the Okeechobee Family Practice team: (left to right) Al Fludd, Kenny Spencer, Jackie Smith, Issacc McNeil, Rashad Kelly, La’Ike McNeil, Virgial Barrett, Cedric Koger and Marcus Geddie. Not shown are: Aukeemain Mills, Cornelius Garner, Virgil Barrett, LaVonte Spivey, Timmy Williams and Cameal Leach.


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY HOUSEHOLD AMNESTY DAY! HAZARDOUS WASTE SATURDAY, May 3 rd 9:00 AM 12:00 NOON VEHICLE MAINTENANCE FACILITY 306 N.W. 9TH Ave., Okeechobee • FREE DROP OFF •To Okeechobee County ResidentsPaints, Pesticides, Chemicals, Solvents, Brake Fluid, Pool Chemicals, Batteries, Cleaning Supplies, Used Oil, Oil Filters, Mercury Bulbs, Mercury Containing Devises and unknown Chemicals; Ni-Cad and Lead Acid Batteries; Tires (4 tires ONLY)Per Household). NO Propane Tanks. NO Electronics For More Information, Contact Solid Waste Dept. at 763-1811 Automotive DetailingCall for pricing & scheduling863.763.2121ask for the Service DepartmentDouglas JordanAutomotive Detail Manager www.Gilbert-Ford.com Douglas@Gilbert-Ford.com 3175 Highway 441 S. Okeechobee 19 Okeechobee News A pril 27, 2014 Special to the Okeechobee News2014 Winter Softball ChampionsAbove: Winter Softball Champs for the Okeechobee Recreation Department CO-ED League were the J & E Fencing team: (left to right, back row) Brooke Bowers, Brett Boswell, Lane Rhuda, Robert Barnes, Josh Campbell, Amanda Blewitt, Jack Radebaugh; (front row) Cindy Barcia, Becky Driscoll, Janet Estremera, Jeneane Rhuda and Rick Rhuda. Below: Winter Softball Champs for the Okeechobee Recreation Department Men’s League were the Farm Bureau team: (back row) Scott Bloom eld, Lance Root; (front row) Kinny Flowler, Justin Rodriguez, Mark Weir, Jason Lamb, Adam Burks and Josh Campbell. Not shown: Tony Lamb, Tim Craig, Brad Coleman, Jeremiah Payne and Travis Conrad.