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Sunday, August 19, 2018 V ol. 109 No. 99 75¢ plus tax Special to the Okeechobee News/ Courtesy of AWSOConcert boat moors at Pahokee MarinaThe Point Counterpoint II (shown here entertaining a crowd in Dordrecht, Netherlands, in 1989) has a new home on Lake Okeechobee. In Pahokee, the ”oating concert hall (shown with its top open) is undergoing renovations and soon will be the setting for sunset concerts on Lake Okeechobee. For the story, see Page 11. 14.58 feetLast Year: 13.35 feet Lake LevelsSource: South Florida Water Management District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper.Kissimmee River level adjusted for restoration work ... Page 3 Code magistrate hearing Tuesday ... Page 7 Early voting open through Aug. 25 ... Page 8 Sample ballot inside ... Page 9 target Oak Park ... Page 5August 19, 2018 Okeechobee News 1 Our Focus is to Make You ComfortableŽ 467-1545LIC NO. CAC029420 By Richard MarionOkeechobee News After the Lady Brahman volleyball program went through a selfdescribed rebuilding yearŽ during the 2017 season, coach Taylor Padrick thinks the addition of new talent will give Okeechobee a whole new look in 2018. This is a completely different year,Ž said Padrick. We have “ve new freshman on varsity. We had a class that came in from eighth grade that we knew was coming in, so its still somewhat of a rebuilding year in the sense a lot o f the girls are just now getting to pla y together. But I think well de“nitel y be more successful than last season.Ž The Lady Brahmans “nished with an 8-13 record for their 2017 season. Many of the new players who are joining the team this year are from both the 2017 Yearling and Osceola Middle School volleyball teams, which performed very well last year. The Yearling team went Young talent brings life to OHS volleyball team Okeechobee News/ Richard MarionOkeechobee High School junior Ashley Snyder (kneeling) digs a volleyball at the Purple and White game on Aug. 16. Snyder will be one of the veterans on a new, younger volleyball team for the 2018 season. See OHS „ Page 9 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Congressman Brian Masts proposal to low er Lake Okeechobee to 8 feet by the end of the dry season to prevent wet season releases to the coastal estuaries was the topic of discussion at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District brie“ng on Aug. 17 in Stuart City Hall. Ernie Marks, South Florida Water Management District executive director, said trying to lower the lake to 8 ft. would be dangerous for South Florida. What are the consequences of lowering the lake below 9 ft. by the end of the dry season? We cant get there with the infrastructure we have in place today. So what do we have to do? We have to send more water west and more water east,Ž he explained. Mast argues for lower lake levelSee MAST „ Page 9


By Matteo TullioOkeechobee News Okeechobee Police Department services coordinator Terisa Garcia was born here in Okeechobee. Ms. Garcia recalled that when she was 4 years old, she lived in Hollywood and a family that worked in the circus moved into their neighborhood. They taught us how to do back bends, ”ips, splits and all kinds of fun stuff,Ž Ms. Garcia said of her experience living next to a family of talented performers. She would spend every summer with her family as they would drive from Florida to Texas to visit relatives. Ms. Garcia began her “rst job at the age of 14 when she would ride the bus from the high school to the “fth-grade center. She would then work in the of“ce for a couple of hours, calling parents of children who missed the school bus and passing out school supplies to teachers. Ms. Garcia graduated from Okeechobee High School and, as an avid reader, her favorite thing about campus was being able to go to the library. I loved to read,Ž she stated. When I was in elementary school, my favorite books were from The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories collection.Ž First published in 1930, The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories collection has sold over 70 million copies. The series is about a teenage sleuth and has been a noted inspiration for generations of women, including Sonia Sotomayor, Sandra Day OConnor and Hillary Clinton. Aside from exhibiting tendencies of a bibliophile, Terisa was also involved with such extracurricular activities as being a cheerleader and serving as class treasurer in her “rst year of high school. While certi“ed as an emergency medical technician, Ms. Garcia enrolled and attended some classes at what is now Indian River State College, but she recalled not having an opportunity to work in the “eld at the time, as the Okeechobee County Fire Rescue facilities were not designed to accommodate female employees. This lack of facility accommodation is what Ms. Garcia said made me decide to work for the police department instead, and I never looked back.Ž Having started back on June 7, 1985, Ms. Garcia began her employment with the city as emergency dispatch operator before later moving to records clerk, school crossing guard and then to her current position. When asked how she got into her line of work, Terisa replied, I had a friend, Maggie Fadley, that started working in dispatch for the (Okeechobee County) sheriffs of“ce, and she persuaded me to apply for the position. That started my career.Ž She has been the police services coordinator now for over 22 years and is starting on her 34th year as a city employee. Her anticipated retirement date is set for Dec. 31, 2020. Ms. Garcia is one of many in her family to work in the sector of government and public service. Her brother, Pete Garcia, served four years as a sailor with the United States Navy before serving an additional 20 years as a member of the National Guard. Her uncle, Owen Pruitt, retired with the rank of captain as a former deputy with the Marion County Sheriffs Of“ce. Lastly, her mother, Betty Compton, retired from the Southwest Regional Juvenile Detention Center located in Lee County. When she is not serving the people o f the community, Ms. Garcia enjoys spending her time traveling. I love traveling and had opportunities to visit 17 states. Ive also been able to snorkel in Cozumel, Mexico and the Grand Cayman Islands,Ž she said enthusiastically. She also enjoys catch and releaseŽ “shing along with watching the NFL. M y favorite quarterback was Joe Montana,Ž she said of the former San Francisco 49ers legend who started and won four Super Bowls. Ms. Garcia also has four children; B.J., Stephanie, David and Danielle; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who occupy some of her time as well. Lately, I have been teaching my grandchildren ho w to make homemade ”our tortillas, tamales, refried beans and many other dishes,Ž stated Ms. Garcia. Were having fun and feeding the family at the same time,Ž exemplifying the “lling of paramount needs, family fun time and food, with one deed: teaching. The Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce investigated reports of the following crimes last week: ASSAULT € 6400 block of Northwest 24th Street € 1100 block of Northeast 39th Boulevard BURGLARY € 3000 block of Southeast 31st Avenue € 3200 block of U.S. 441 Southeast € 11400 block of Northeast Third Circle € 1500 block of Northwest 23rd Drive € 2300 block of Southwest 28th Street € 3100 block of Southeast 28th Street € 9300 block of Southeast 57th Drive CRIMINAL MISCHIEF € 2400 block of Northwest 16th Boulevard € 1900 block of Northeast Second Street € 1200 block of State Road 70 East FRAUD € 4200 block of Southeast 29th Court THEFT € 1700 block of Northeast 48th Avenue € 4100 block of U.S. 441 South € 2800 block of Northwest 46th Avenue € 500 block of Northwest Fourth Street € 500 block of Northwest Fourth Street € 3500 block of Northwest 10th Avenue € 1600 block of Northwest 42nd Avenue € 8400 block of U.S. 441 Southeast € 3400 block of Southeast 36th Avenue OCSO Investigations2 Okeechobee News August 19, 2018 Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 VOTE AUGUST 28www.ChinquinaforCountyJudge.comPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Donald Chinquina for County Judge NOW OFFERING4993 US 441 So Okeeechobee863-623-4679REC 90 FUEL at ALL 12 PUMPS!Lake OkeechobeeHwy 441 Hwy 78 Hwy 441 SE Today: Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 89F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy late. Low 73F. Winds light and variable.Extended ForecastMonday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 91F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Monday Night: A few clouds from time to time. Low 72F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 91F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 71F. Winds light and variable. Okeechobee Forecast M eet the of“cer: Police services coordinator Terisa Garcia Okeechobee Police Department services coordinator Terisa Garcia


Special to the Okeechobee News HIGHLANDS COUNTY In the coming days, water managers at the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will gradually raise the headwater elevation of the S-65D structure on the Kissimmee River by more than a foot to 27.8 feet NGVD. This operational action is being taken at the request of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reduce the potential risk of erosion in areas of the C-38 Canal that have been back“lled as part of the Kissimmee River Restoration Project. Boat owners upstream of the S-65D structure may need to move and/or secure vessels that are docked underneath covered shelters to handle higher water levels. SFWMD to raise water levels on Kissimmee RiverAugust 19, 2018 Okeechobee News 3 Political Advertisement approved and paid for by Noel Chandler, Republican, for County Commissioner VOTEDEBORAHCOUNTY JUDGEHOOKER She’s one of us. HookerForJudge.comAwards for Pro Bono Work!Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Deborah M. Hooker for County Court Judge Okeechobee News/ OCSODonation helps K-9 unitOn Wednesday, Aug. 15, attorney Daryl J. Krauza presented the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce K-9 Unit with a donation on behalf of the Ronald J. Woods Charitable Trust. The donated monies will be used for K-9 equipment related to their protection and health, and chew toys for the outstanding service the K-9s provide to the sheriffs of“ce. Pictured are (left to right) K-9 Deputy Matt Crawford, lawyer Krauza, K-9 Deputy Robbie Lamb, Captain Shannon Peterson and K-9 of“cer Brian Cross. Flags to be retired in ceremonySeawinds Funeral Home has launched its Stars & Stripes Flag Retirement Program.Ž People in the community who are looking for proper ”ag disposal can bring their ”ags to Seawinds Funeral Home, located at 3833 S.E. 18th Terrace, during normal business hours. Flags will be stored safely and disposed of in the proper, digni“ed manner as outlined by the United States Flag Code. Flag donors will have the opportunity to attend an of“cial Flag Retirement Ceremony to be conducted at a future date. The Flag Retirement Ceremony is a special, unique presentation conducted by the Boy Scouts of America. For information, call 863-357-7283.Awareness group meetsA support group for parents whose children have attempted suicide and for parents whose children have taken their own lives meets on the last Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Church of God, 912 N.W. Park St. Everyone is welcome.


August 19, 2018 4 OPINION Okeechobee News Publisher/Editor: Circulation Manager: The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independent’s mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community’s deliberation of public issues. Dont let the sun go down on your angerBy Rev. Kay Mueller, deaconEpiscopal Church of Our SaviourIn Ephesians 4, Paul writes: Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. (V.26-27) Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.Ž (V.31-32) (NRSV) This morning I would like to focus a few minutes on anger. Anger is one of the hardest emotions for Christians to deal with! We usually do not acknowledge we have it, because we feel we are not supposed to have it in the “rst place! There has to be a better way ƒ and there is! We all have pet peeves. One of mine, and possibly yours, is telemarketers. They strike all hours of the day or night and are seemingly impervious to our disinterest or outright anger. Tell them youre not interested ƒ theyll call back. Ask them to take your number off their list ƒ they might, or they might not and call again to in”ict their torture. If they encounter your voicemail, they may leave a recorded message, but you can rest assured „ they will call again. Even if you are registered with the do not callŽ service, chances are you will still receive a call. What gets to you? Your neighbors son or daughter playing music too loud? You are on time and wish others would be as courteous? You are extremely neat with all you do and wish the other members of your household were as togetherŽ as you? You feel you have a right to be angry. So you become angry. Yet „ what are you going to do with that anger? Will you stay angry until the responsible parties admit their guilt „ well you may wait a very long time. Will you stay angry until you feel you have suf“ciently paid them back?Ž Well, you may wait a very long time. Will you get even by sharing their crime with others? Congratulations, you have just enlarged the problem. Will you explode at them because you cannot take the injustice any longer? Well „ not much got solved, did it? Some people, when they are very angry ƒ become very passive. That is safer (or so we think!). We still might get even, but in more acceptable ways than throwing a chair or shouting at the top of our voice. We procrastinate, show up late, lower our performance, obstruct progress, or use other indirect methods of getting even „ all of which derail being one in the Spirit. Anger is one of the hardest emotions for Christians to deal with ƒ due to our confusion regarding it. An article I researched said the average person feels some degree of anger, or its lower-grade cousin (frustration), some 10-14 times a day, which is all the more reason to identify it, accept it and address it. My brothers and sisters, the scriptures tell us that God, too, gets angry. Where Gods love is refused „ where Gods holiness is mocked ƒ God cannot remain indifferent. To do so would make him impersonal rather than compassionate. The more you appreciate Gods love, the more you can respect Gods anger. Jesus showed anger when he overturned the tables of the moneychangers and dove sellers in the temple as recorded in the gospels of Matthew, Mark and John. Another time Jesus showed anger was in the synagogue of Capernaum when the Pharisees refused to answer Jesus question, He loo k around at them in anger, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts.Ž (Mark 3:5). Friends, be angry, but do not sin. Jesus got angry „ so it is possible to be angry without sinning. The problem is that often our anger leads to sin. Anger is an emotion, a response, to a threat „ a threat to our life, our character, our opinion, our family, our property, our time. What we do in that emotional response of anger determines whether we sin, or do not sin. There are numerous references in both the Old and New Testaments regarding God being slow to anger,Ž including Psalm 103 (v. 8-9): The Lord is merciful and gracious, slo w to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always accuse, nor will he keep his anger forever.Ž Do not let the sun go down on your anger.Ž In other words, deal with your anger, address your anger and do it quickly and correctly. In Matthew 5:25, we are instructed to settle matters quickly with your adversary.Ž Anger neglected leads to bitterness, and that is a sin. Bitterness is anger ƒ gone to seed ƒ in your heart. Bitterness eats away at the soul ƒ like a cancer ƒ affecting both the bod y AND the spirit „ and crippling unity. In James 1:19-20, the scripture states:  You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slo w to anger; for your anger does not produce Gods righteousness.Ž Remember Pauls words of encouragement „ be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.Ž Re”ections from the Pulpit Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Latte option 6 Difficult position 10 Its cut and dried 13 Loud, as a crowd 14 African city where pounds are spent 15 Tree feller 16 Venue that keeps you up-to-date 18 __ Tin Tin 19 Hunk 20 Really bother 21 Bus terminal 23 BeachesŽ actress Midler 25 Canadian stadium renamed Rogers Centre in 2005 27 Tropical cocktail whose color comes from curaao liqueur 30 First name in game shows 31 Work-wk. start 32 Basic Latin conjugation word 36 Got it, man?Ž 37 This puzzles theme, as suggested by the ends of 16-, 27-, 47and 61Across 41 Big heart? 42 Ladies of Sp. 44 Chicagos __ Center 45 Elena of the Supreme Court 47 Chaste priestess of ancient Rome 51 Record covers 54 __ a stinker?Ž: Bugs Bunny 55 Upright, e.g. 56 Bow (out) 57 Disaster relief org. 60 Longtime football commentator Cross 61 Biblical wise man 65 Actress Charlotte 66 Where to learn une leon 67 Practical joke 68 CIA forerunner 69 Man, you are not serious!Ž 70 Rocker Patty married to John McEnroe DOWN 1 24 Hours of Le __: auto race 2 Hurler Hershiser 3 Ninja Turtles Awesome!Ž 4 Faded star 5 Curved part 6 Went under 7 Alley target 8 Load from a lode 9 Shoulda listened to me!Ž 10 Silent Marx 11 Assumed truth 12 Fiddler on the RoofŽ matchmaker 14 Hall of Fame infielder Rod 17 Words before homer or brick wall 22 Novelist Ferber 24 Takeout option 25 The Da Vinci CodeŽ priory 26 Warm-hearted 27 Some undies 28 Lions den 29 Range maker 33 Rod Stewart classic with the line You stole my heart but I love you anywayŽ 34 Trendy berry 35 Ky. neighbor 38 Postage-paid enc. 39 Gobs 40 Banana peel 43 Kristoffs reindeer in FrozenŽ 46 Sculpture or ballet 48 Brought forth 49 Run out 50 Corleone patriarch 51 Veep between Hubert and Gerald 52 Turkish coins 53 Some nest sites 56 Give the eye 58 __ Blanc: tallest Alp 59 Egyptian cross 62 Post-ER area 63 Sign of approval 64 Old DJs records By Kurt Krauss 2016 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 03/16/16 03/16/16 ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis


The following individuals were arr ested on felony or driving under t he in”uence (DUI) charges by the O keechobee County Sheriffs Of“ce (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Dep artment (OCPD), the Florida Highway P atrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildl ife Conservation Commission (FWC) or t he Department of Corrections (DOC). € Charles Lynn Spiva III, 23, Okeechobee, w as arrested Aug. 14 by Deputy Nathaniel M itchell on an Okeechobee County felony w arrant charging him with aggravated battery a nd a misdemeanor charge of battery. His b ond was set at $26,000. € Emmanuel Ferdinand Safo, 59, Northeast 13th Avenue, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 14 by Deputy Dylan Krecic on an Okeechobee C ounty felony warrant charging him with two counts of sale, manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver a controlled substance (cocaine). His bond was set at $100,000. € Tammy Michelle King, 43, Northeast Seventh Street, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 14 by Deputy Tyler Ott on a DOC felony warrant charging her with violation of probation possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription. She is being held without bond. € Enrique Carlos Vega, 17, Northeast 304th Street, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 14 by Deputy Tyler Ott on an Okeechobee County felony warrant charging him with unarmed burglary of unoccupied conveyance and grand theft (motor vehicle). His bond was set at $10,000. € Shaun Anthony Tedford, 34, Southeast 86th Boulevard, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 14 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance (synthetic cannabinoid) without a valid prescription and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance (cannabis) without a valid prescription. He is being held without bond. € Jazma Jahday Washington, 23, Northwest 27th Avenue, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 14 by Deputy Robbie Lamb on a DOC felony warrant charging her with three counts of violation of probation aggravated battery and one count of violation of probation felony battery. She is being held without bond. € Ashley Michelle Christian, 28, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 15 by the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (morphine sulfate) without a valid prescription, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) without a valid prescription, violation of probation arson and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and knowingly driving while license suspended. She is being held without bond. € Timothy Sherman Courson, 25, Northwest 17th Avenue, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 15 by Deputy William Jolly on a DOC felony warrant charging him with violation of probation grand theft (more than $300 but less than $5,000) and violation of probation uttering forged bills. He is being held without bond. € Codie James Posila, 23, South Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 15 by Deputy Sergeant Aric Majere on a DOC felony warrant charging him with violation of probation burglary of unoccupied structure or conveyance and violation of probation criminal mischief. He is being held without bond. € Allen Michael Thornton, 23, State Road 70 West, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 15 by Deputy Sgt. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County felony warrant charging him with felony battery prior conviction. His bond was set at $3,500. € Jeffrey Michael Mullin, 44, Castile Road, Sebring, was arrested Aug. 15 by Deputy Sgt. Aric Majere on a DOC felony warrant charging him with violation of probation knowingl y driving while license suspended. He is being held without bond. € Daniel Salazar, 36, Northwest 25th Avenue, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 16 b y the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on an Okeechobee County felony warrant charging him with bringing a controlled substance (cannabis) into the state. His bond was set at $10,000. € Joel Santiago, 36, Northeast 131st Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 16 by Deput y Quinton Speed on two DOC felony warrants charging him with two counts of violation o f probation uttering forged bills, two counts of violation of probation grand theft (more than $300 but less than $5,000) and one count of violation of probation possession o f a controlled substance (methamphetamine) without a valid prescription. He is being held without bond. € Felicia Jean Pringle, 31, Northwest Sixth Street, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 16 b y Deputy Ashley Waskiewicz on a DOC felon y warrant charging her with three counts of violation of probation forgery and three counts of violation of probation uttering a forged instrument. She is being held without bond. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone liste d here who is later found innocent or has ha d the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con“rmed and printed.August 19, 2018 Okeechobee News 5 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 Okeechobee Livestock MarketCattle Auction Monday & Tuesday Restaurant Open Monday Wednesday “Best Burgers in South Florida!” 863.763.3127 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to $2 lower. Average cows around 50 and bulls in mid 70s. Feeder calves seemed to be higher with a little more activity but when the “nal numbers came in, they ended up being steady at best. There are so many cattle moving right now and lots to pick from for the buyers. Next week is OKEEVAC Tuesday so there should be some good quality calves on a good health program. Reports show meat exports up to almost record numbers and optimistic trade talks going on. Maybe well see some improvement in the near future! Horace Waldron, Okeechobee, topped the Calf Market with a high of $2.95 bought by Oak Lake Cattle. B & H Cattle, Okeechobee, topped the Cow Market with a high of $.60 bought by Florida Beef. For sale: Call Matt or Jeff 74 pairs, crossbred, 6-10 years old, calves 250-350# Angus & Charolais sired $1150 29 bred cows calving Oct.-Feb. $900. Okeechobee Arrest Report Special to the Okeechobee NewsThe Okeechobee County Code Enforcement Department heard the concerns of the citizens and is launching its next neighborhood enhancement effort. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, Okeechobee County code enforcement of“cers will be visiting the Oak Park area. This neighborhood enhancement effort is intended to help property owners stay in compliance with county regulations and improve the appearance of the neighborhood. Our goal is to maintain safe and economically viable neighborhoods. Code enforcement of“cers will inspect properties for the following: € Outdoor storage such as car parts, appliances and similar items; € Junk, trash and debris; € Overgrown grass and weeds; € Inoperable/abandoned vehicles; € Unauthorized farm animals; € Exterior property maintenance such as broken windows, damaged roofs and other types of exterior damage. Residents do not need to be present during the inspection. Enhancement planned for Oak Park


6 Okeechobee News August 19, 2018Freddie Lee WhitakerWEST PALM BEACH „ Mr. Freddie Lee W hitaker slipped into a peaceful rest on A ug. 12, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital in W est Palm Beach. He w as the oldest son of the late Otis and Da isey Bell Whitaker. Mr. W hitaker was born on A pril 9, 1946 in Sumter County, Fla. He re ceived all of his formal education in the Douglas Brown School System. In his early years he joined Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend J.L. Smith. He served as a member for many years until he moved to West Palm Beach and was af“liated with the Pentecostal Church under the leadership of Reverend Hightower until his health failed him. He enjoyed “shing and hunting, that was his main hobby. Mr. Whitaker was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Daisey Bell Whitaker. Mr. Whitaker leaves to cherish his memories seven siblings, Dorothy Moore, of West Palm Beach, Ilene Welch, of West Palm Beach, Sylvester (Joyce) Whitaker, of Okeechobee, Elvin Whitaker, of West Palm Beach, Elbert Whitaker, of Atlanta, Ga., Mary (Ossie) W ashington, of Okeechobee and Douglas (Natasha) Whitaker, of West Palm Beach; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and sorrowing friends. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until services at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at First Missionary Baptist Church. Those wishing to leave a message o f condolence may sign the register book at, w All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Raenell Lucille Bryant Rae, 76OKEECHOBEE „ Raenell Lucille Bryant RaeŽ was called home to be with our Lord on Aug. 14, 2018. She was born May 13, 1942 in Dayton, Ohio to Harry and Mary El len (Mossman) Boring. She was a resident of Okeechobee for 39 y ears. She was a retired baker. She enjoyed making quilts, spending time with her family, and enjoying life. Raenell was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Mary Ellen Boring; husband of 23 years, John L. White Sr.; sons, Jon Dale W hite and Johnny L. White; brother, Charles Dean Boring; nephew, Terry L. Boring both o f Ohio; great granddaughter, Alexis M. Walker; and great grandson, Owen C. Walker. She is survived by her spouse, Paul Bryant, of Avon Park; two daughters, Hope E. White, of Okeechobee, and Raene H. (Sean) McCollum, of Avon Park; son, Brian Mott (Allison), of Powell, Ohio; eleven grandchildren, Ronnie, Dustin, Calvin, Cameron, Dalton, Jonathan, Jena, Katelyn, Emmie, Rachel, Christian; and six great grandchildren, Hunter, Aiden, Christopher, Bryson, Owen, Tyler. The family is having a private memorial serv ice to celebrate her life. She will be deeply missed by her loved ones. Those wishing to leave a message o f condolence may sign the register book at, w All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Obituaries Search obituaries nationally at V FW serves breakfastThe VFW Auxiliary will serve breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 19 at Buckhead Ridge V FW Post 9528, 29012 State Road 78 W., from 8:30 to 11 a.m. All bene“ts will go for v eterans services. For information, call 863467-2882. A mvets host 5-card bingoJoin Amvets Post 200, 3651 U.S. 441 S.E., Suite 6, on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. for “ve-card bingo. For information, call 863-484-8135.Legion hosts Sunday bingoAmerican Legion 64, 501 S.E. Second St., w ill host Sunday night bingo on Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. All proceeds will bene“t the American Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public.BHR Moose serve breakfastThe Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge, 1016 Linda Road, will offer a full breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 8 to 11 a.m. The public is welcomed.Legion will host 5-card bingoAmerican Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host “ve-card bingo on Monday, A ug. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. with lunch served at 12:30 p.m. For information, call 863-7635309.BHR Moose serve dinnerThe Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge, 1016 Linda Road, will offer a spaghetti dinner with all the “xings on Monday, Aug. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m., all for a donation of $7. The public is w elcomed.Big Lake post serves tacosBig Lake Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., w ill host a taco night from 5 to 7 p.m., and “ve-card bingo will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20 Pizza night from 5 to 7 p.m. with Karaoke from 6 to 9 p.m. will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21. On Wednesday, A ug. 22, enjoy patty melts and Philly cheese steaks from 5-7 p.m. W idows & Widowers to meetThe Okeechobee Widows and Widowers Group will meet Tuesday, Aug. 21 8 a.m. at Ding-a-Ling Deli, 2107 U.S. 441 S.E. New members are welcome. For information, call Jane at 863-824-8700 or Connie at 863-801-0482. V FW serves Wednesday dinnerThe VFW Auxiliary will serve a beef brisket dinner on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Post 9528, 29012 SR 78 W. All proceeds will bene“t Florida military veterans in distress. For information, call 863-467-2882.BHR Moose to serve pork dinnerBuckhead Ridge Moose, 1016 Linda Road, will have a pork chops dinner, fried or grilled, with all the “xings for a $7.50 donation. Dinner is served on Wednesday. Aug. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is welcome.Fall prevention lecture is setA fall prevention lecture is set for Thursday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441. Join four-year FSU Medical Students in the Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria as they provide an educational community lecture about falls prevention. Refreshments will be provided.Annual banquet setOkeechobee Friends of NRA will host its annual banquet on Friday, Aug. 24 The doors will open at 6 p.m. at the KOA, 4276 U.S. 441. For information or tickets, call Jeff at 863-634-9474, Carrie at 863-634-8678, Katie at 863-801-7789 or Julie at 954-482-2935.Theatre auditions scheduledOkeechobee Community Theatre will hold open auditions for adult acting/singing roles in the Broadway musical Oklahoma!Ž on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. at the freshman campus auditorium, 610 S.W. Second Ave. Participants will be asked to read from a provided script, and sing a song of their choice without accompaniment. No previous experience is necessary. For information, visit the website: or call 863-763-1307.Labor Day parade is Sept. 1The 2018 Labor Day parade will be held Saturday, Sept. 1 A poll was conducted through Facebook and the community voted to change the event from traditional Monday to Saturday to help kick-off Okeechobee Main Streets festival in the park and Cattlemen Associations weekend rodeo events.Take the reading challengeThe Okeechobee Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will team up with Scholastic from now through Sept. 7 as students take the pledge to read as many minutes as they can this summer! To join, simply call the library at 863-763-3536 or come in to sign up with a librarian. Students will receive a pledge certificate along with a username and password. By logging reading minutes on the Scholastic website, students can unlock digital rewards and complete weekly reading challenges online. Reading minutes will also count towards special summer prizes and events at the library. Join the fun and sign up today!Church hosting bingoSacred Heart Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will host bingo on Monday, Sept. 10 Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the fun will begin at 7 p.m. Community Events Brought to you by: Lic#CAC053793 • Lic#CFC022585863.763.6461 Plumbing • AC Septic Caregiver Conference setAn Okeechobee Fearless Family Caregiver Conference will take place Thursday, Sept. 20 at the IRSC Williamson Conference Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with lunch included. Learn to balance family, work and caregiving, plus much more. There are limited free tickets for caregivers. For information or to register, call 877-829-2734 or visit caregiver. com.Healthy Start BOD to meetOkeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, Aug. 22 at noon at The White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrot Ave. 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 is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy pregnancies and healthy birth outcomes for Okeechobee County residents. For information, contact Kay Begin at 863462-5877.Family fun nights setThe Okeechobee Childrens Mental Health System of Care presents famil y nights at Indian River State College. Bring the kids and join them at the Williamson Center for fun, education, dinner and more. The events will take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The dates are as follows: Aug. 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 27; and Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 26 and April 23 in 2019. For information call 863-462-5152, extension 135.VPK registration soughtStepping Stones Academy, 400 S.W. Fourth St., is now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 year. The VPK program is free from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information, call 863-467-9908. More Community Events can be found at in the Communit y section.


August 19, 2018 Okeechobee News 7 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News A dozen code enforcement cases are on the agenda for consideration at the Aug. 21 Okeechobee County special magistrate hearing in the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave., at 2 p.m. There are “ve new cases on the agenda. € The 31650 N.W. 23rd Way property owned by Teresa Hathaway was cited for overgrown weeds and grass and damaged mobile home skirting. € The 10500 N.E. 12th Lane property owned by U.S. Bank National Association w as cited for overgrown weeds and grass. € The 1327 N.W. 35th Lane property owned by Venacio Aldana and Felicitas Lopes Calderon was cited for trash and debris, obstruction of right of way and construction without a building permit. € The 3415 S.E. 36th Avenue property owned by Mobile Home Park Manager Inc. w as cited for construction without a building permit. All applicable permits for the mobile home installation must be obtained or the unit must be removed. € The 7650 State Road 78 W. property owned by Cloverport Mobile Home Park LLC was cited for seven mobile homes in disrepair and un“t for human occupancy. These mobile homes, which have been posted with condemnedŽ notices, must be removed from the property. Seven cases are on the old business agenda. € The 14869 N.W. 304th St. property owned by Earl Hoover and Kristal Hoover w as found to be in violation of county code. The property owners were ordered to complete the windows. € The 17608 N.W. 260th St. property owned by John Palacio and Ana Palacio of Port St. Lucie was cited for code violations. The property owners were ordered to bring the property into compliance by removing two unpermitted sheds and decking or obtaining the required permits to keep the structures. € The 1694 N.W. Seventh St. property owned by Deborah Yvonne Saunders (formerly known as Deborah Parker) was cited for code violations. The property owner was ordered to remove or license abandoned vehicles or store them in an enclosed structure, remove household goods, mechanical parts, trash and debris and cease outdoor storage. € The 7610 SR 78 property owned by Penny Lane LLC was cited for code violations. The property owner was ordered to bring the property into compliance by removing three derelict mobile homes with applicable permits and fees. € The 984 102nd St. property owned by Daniel Clements and Ana Hoskins was cited for code violations. The property owners were ordered to bring the property into compliance by removing or providing indoor storage of unlicensed vehicles, removal of scrap and debris and removal of outdoor storage. The property was also cited for unauthorized occupancy of an RV. € The 2319 U.S. 98 N. property owned by Mauro Tovar of Boca Raton was cited for wrecked unlicensed vehicles and parts. The property owner was ordered to cease storage and salvage use on this property. € The 1523 S.W. 35th Circle property owned by Joylyn M. Unruh was cited for code violations. To bring the property into compliance, the roof must be repaired or replaced with all applicable permits and fees. Magistrate to hear code enforcement cases Special to the Okeechobee News WASHINGTON, D.C. „ U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on A ug. 16 called on Senate leaders to immediately take up and pass legislation aimed at helping mitigate the toxic algae blooms that are plaguing South Florida. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sens. Nelson and Rubio urged the leaders to bring this years Water Resources Development Act „ which includes funding for a massive reservoir project south of Lake Okeechobee designed to store and clean some of the water being released from the lake before it goes into the nearby waterw ays „ to the Senate ”oor for a vote as soon as possible. The EAA Storage Reservoir is a critical piece of the puzzle for ending Lake Okeechobee discharges and the harmful algal blooms they help fuel,Ž the senators wrote. We urge you to bring the WRDA bill to the Senate ”oor as soon as possible so that we can advance this key project.Ž Sen. Nelson, who has been pushing his colleagues to approve the funding needed for the massive reservoir project known as the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), was able to get the project included in this years WRDA bill. Shortly after he and Sen. Rubio sent their letter to Senate leaders, Sen. Nelson took to the Senate ”oor to urge his colleagues to pass the bill as soon as possible. Right now, in Florida, we are facing a massive environmental and economic crisis,Ž Sen. Nelson said. If we dont act soon, Im afraid there wont be much of an environment in South Florida left to save. I urge the majority leader to schedule a vote on the WRDA bill as soon as possible, and I urge my colleagues to support the water resources bill when it comes to the ”oor of the Senate.Ž Nelson, Rubio call for passage of WRDA bill


8 August 19, 2018 Okeechobee News August 19, 2018 9 VERY IMPORTANT! If you have moved or had a name change since you last voted, or if you are unsure if you changed your address or name, FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT THE ELECTIONS OFFICE:304 NW 2nd St, Rm 144 Okeechobee, FL 34972 Phone: (863) 763-4014 Fax: (863) 763-0152 Thank you, Diane Hagan, Supervisor of Elections POLLS OPEN 7:00AM 7:00PM We offer three choices for how and when you take of your “Right” to vote. The “Responsibility” is now in your hands — the “Choice” is yours!ELECTION DAYTo verify your polling place, you may contact the Elections Of“ ce at 863-763-4014 or email or visit EARLY VOTING DAYS:Includes Sunday VotingBegins: Monday, August 13thEnds: Saturday, August 25th8:30am to 4:30pm Located at Historic Courthouse Elections Of“ ce 304 NW 2nd Street VOTE BY MAIL Absentee VotingAny registered voter may vote by mail. WOULD YOU LIKE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT? A request for an absentee ballot can be made in person, by mail, by telephone, or through our website. Absentee ballots must be returned by mail or hand delivered to the Election Day.OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOTPRIMARY ELECTIONOKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FL • AUGUST 28, 2018 Rick Scott (REP) Frank White (REP) Denise Grimsley (REP) Baxter Troutman (REP) Bryant H. Culpepper (REP) Bryant H. Culpepper (REP) Terry W. Burroughs (REP) Terry W. Burroughs (REP) Robert BobŽ Meadows Robert BobŽ Meadows Nirlaine Smartt Nirlaine Smartt Julio Gonzalez (REP) Greg Steube (REP) Roque RockyŽ De La Fuente(REP) Ashley Moody (REP) Matt Chadwell (REP) Mike McCalister (REP) Noel A.Chandler (REP) Noel A.Chandler (REP) Fred Brown (REP) Fred Brown (REP) Louis LouŽ Larson Louis LouŽ Larson Ron DeSantis (REP) Not Yet Disignated Timothy M. Devine (REP) Not Yet Disignated Bob Langford (REP) Not Yet Disignated John Joseph Mercdante (REP) Not Yet Disignated Bruce Nathan (REP) Not Yet Disignated Adam H. Putman (REP) Not Yet Disignated Bob White (REP) Not Yet Disignated Bill Akins (REP) PRECINCT NUMBER PRECINCT LOCATION 01 Abiding Hope Worship Ctr. 4550 Hwy 441 N 02 Basinger Comm. Center 20350 Hwy 98 N 03 Oakview Baptist Church 677 SW 32nd Street 04 Okeechobee Civic Center 1750 Hwy 98 N 06 NEW LOCATION Freedom Ranch 11655 Hwy 441 SE 07 Hampton Inn 1200 Hwy 70 E 05 First Baptist Church ROC 310 SW 5th A ve. 08 KOA 4276 Hwy 441 S 09 New Testament Baptist Church 535 NE 28th Avenue 10Fort Drum Community Church 32415 Hwy 441 N 11 Palm Village Ranch Clubhse 1200 SW 44th Blvd UNITED STATES SENATOR(Vote for 1)REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS, DISTRICT 17(Vote for 1)ATTORNEY GENERAL (Vote for 1)COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE(Vote for 1)COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 2 UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST(Vote for 1)COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 2 UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST(Vote for 1)COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 4 UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST(Vote for 1)COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 4 UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST(Vote for 1)CIRCUIT JUDGE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, GROUP 19(Vote for 1)CIRCUIT JUDGE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, GROUP 19(Vote for 1) Bill Pollard (DEM) April Freeman (DEM) County Commissioners and School Board Members are elected at-large, not by district. A voter may vote for either race no matter what district they live in. AT-LARGE VOTING: COUNTY JUDGE (Vote for 1)COUNTY JUDGE (Vote for 1)Rebecca H. Boldt Rebecca H. Boldt Deborah M. Hooker Deborah M. Hooker William BillŽWallace William BillŽWallace Roger Azcona Roger Azcona Donald Chinquina Donald Chinquina SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT 3(Vote for 1)SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT 3(Vote for 1) Melisa M. Jahner Melisa M. Jahner Dixie W. Ball Dixie W. Ball COUNTY JUDGE (Vote for 1)Rebecca H. Boldt Deborah M. Hooker William BillŽWallace Roger Azcona Donald Chinquina SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT 3(Vote for 1) Melisa M. Jahner Dixie W. Ball REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, DISTRICT 17(Vote for 1)GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNER(Vote for 1)GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNER(Vote for 1)Andrew Gillum (DEM) Not Yet Disignated Gwen Graham (DEM) Not Yet Disignated Jeff Greene (DEM) Not Yet Disignated Chris King (DEM) Not Yet Disignated Philip Levine (DEM) Not Yet Disignated Alex LundyŽ Lundmark (DEM) Not Yet Disignated John Wetherbee (DEM) Not Yet Disignated Don Baldauf (REP) Not Yet Disignated Ryan Torrens (DEM) Sean Shaw (DEM) ATTORNEY GENERAL (Vote for 1) COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE(Vote for 1)Nicole NikkiŽ Fried (DEM) Jeffrey Duane Porter (DEM) Roy David Walker (DEM) STATE REPRESENTATIVE,DISTRICT 55(Vote for 1) Nicholas Mrozowski (DEM) Audrey Asciutto (DEM) Bryant H. Culpepper (REP) Noel A.Chandler (REP) COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 2 UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST(Vote for 1)Terry W. Burroughs (REP) Fred Brown (REP) COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 4 UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST(Vote for 1)Robert BobŽ Meadows Nirlaine Smartt Louis LouŽ Larson CIRCUIT JUDGE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, GROUP 19(Vote for 1) Primary Sample Ballot NONPARTISAN Primary Sample Ballot REPUBLICAN Primary Sample Ballot DEMOCRAT Special to the Okeechobee News Early voting provides a more convenient alternative to traditional Election Day voting. For those who are unable to make it to their polling place on Election Day, they have the option to vote early when it better “ts their schedule. Early voting is available at the Elections Of“ce, in the Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St., to all Okeechobee County voters up to 15 days before Election Day. If a voter still has a con”ict with the designated times to early vote or vote on Election Day, he or she can still vote using the v ote by mail (absentee) ballot. Early voting for the Aug. 28 primary started Aug. 13 and will continue through Saturday, Aug. 25, from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Please bring proper identi“cation for early voting as required by Florida Statutes. If you are unable to provide proper ID, you can still vote a provisional ballot. As long as you are eligible, your provisional ballot will count provided the signature on the provisional ballot voters certi“cate and af“rmation matches the signature on your registration record. Do not hesitate to ask if you have questions on procedures for casting your ballot or for using the voting equipment. Sample ballots are available for review prior to each election. If you need assistance to vote, notify the poll worker. You may bring someone to assist you or assistance can be provided. If you need to change your residence address or update your signature, notify the poll worker before voting. They will assist you with completing the necessary paperwork. The primary election will determine several local races. All county voters may vote in the primaries. Because there are only Republicans on the ballot in the county commission races, these will be open primaries. The school board race is nonpartisan. The county judge race has “ve candidates. If no one candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two candidates will be in a runoff election in November. Early voting options are available AA meetings held regularly in OkeechobeeAlcoholics Anonymous meetings are regularly scheduled in the Okeechobee: € Monday through Friday: noon open meetings at First United Methodist Church. 200 N.W. Second St.; € Monday, 6:30 a.m., closed meeting at Okeechobee Christian Church 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace (Wolff Road); € Monday at 6:30 p.m. open meeting at, Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott; € Tuesday at 8 p.m. closed discussion meeting at Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. € Wednesday at 8 p.m. closed mens meeting at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St.; and, € Wednesday, at 7 p.m., a speakers meeting at Detox of South Florida, 608 N.E. Second Ave.; € Thursday, noon, closed Step Study, at Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. € Thursday at 6 p.m., open womens meeting at Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. € Thursday at 8 p.m., Big Book meeting at Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. € Friday at 8 p.m., speaker meeting at Church of Our Saviour 200 N.W. Third St.; € Saturday at 7:30p.m., closed meeting at Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312N. Parrott; € Sunday at 7:30 p.m., open meeting, Step Study, at Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. an undefeated 20-0. The school hung a banner in the Yearling gymnasium to recognize the teams accomplishments. The MVP of that team, Kirsten Kennedy, is now on the Brahman varsity team. With a talented group of young players in the program, Okeechobee volleyball looks primed to make plenty of noise in their 7A District 13 for years to come. The Lady Brahmans held a Purple and White GameŽ on Aug. 16 at the Okeechobee High School gymnasium, where players from both the JV and varsity compete against each other in a friendl y game to kick off the season. Although it was called the Purple and White Game, the two teams actually wore purple and black. In somewhat of an upset, the team wearing black that consisted of only freshman was victorious, taking two out of the three sets in front of a packed crowd in the OHS gymnasium. The “rst of“cial match of the new season will see Okeechobee travel to south of the lake to face Clewiston High School on Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Clewiston, in years past, have been a team I like to open the season with,Ž explained Padrick. Usually we have been able to take them; volleyball hasnt been one of their most competitive sports. But you never know. Its been a few years since weve played them so we could show up and they could be a totally different team. But Im con“dent. Even if we dont win, I know were going to lay it all out.Ž OHSContinued From Page 1 Weve got to send signi“cant amounts during times you normally dont receive it, and more frequently,Ž he said. The infrastructure needed to send more water south is planned but not yet funded. We need the additional infrastructure. We need the additional projects so we have the ability to do that,Ž he said. Such a move would impact the water supply not only south o f the lake, but also for the lower east coast, he said. There is a high level of risk to forcing the lake down to 9 ft., he warned. There is no guarantee when the rain will fall,Ž he said. What happens if the lake is at 8 ft. in May and the rains dont come when expected? Such a drought would cause the lake to fall to 7 ft. or lower, which would mean SFWMD could not send an y lake water to any of the users. There would be no water availabilit y for all users, including the environment, he said. Such a drought would mean long-term impacts to “sh and wildlife, he said. The SFWMD would not be able to deliver water to the Seminole Tribal lands. The water shortage would hurt residents and businesses from Palm Beach County to the Florida Keys, he said. There would be no water to “ght “res. With no backup water supply from the lake, the Everglades would be at high risk of muc k “res, which would destroy wildlife habit, he said. With no ”ow from the lake, the Caloosahatchee River would no longer be navigable, Mr. Marks said. In May 2007, during the drought that took the lake below 9 ft., we had emergency orders to move water 20 miles from an existing reservoir to West Palm Beach. Their normal source of water is rainfall and the backup of Lake Okeechobee. Basically underground, you have a freshwater lens and a saltwater lens,Ž he explained. The saltwater lens was at risk to move. (In hydrology, a lens is a convex layer of fresh groundwater that ”oats on top of denser saltwater.) Once that saltwater lens moves too far to the west, you lose your well“elds,Ž he said. Mr. Marks said the solution to reducing lake releases to the coastal estuaries lies in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) plans, which were approved but are awaiting federal funding. Congressman Mast continued to argue to lower the level of the lake during the dry season. There are consequences with low water levels,Ž he said. But there are consequences with high water levels,Ž he said. He said the Army Corps top priority is the integrity of the Herbert Hoover Dike. Every inch of water off Lake Okeechobee means less risk,Ž he said. MASTContinued From Page 1


10 Okeechobee News August 19, 201830 years later, I am still working for the people! Vote to RE-ELECT Bryant H. Culpepper August 28th Paid for by Bryant H. Culpepper, Republican, for County CommissionYOUR VOTE COUNTS! OkeechobeeCounty CommissionDistrict 2 RepublicanCULPEPPERThe Peoples CandidateCOMPASSION:UNDERSTANDING:LEADERSHIP:PERSEVERANCE:EFFICIENCY:PERSONALITY:PEOPLE:ENVIRONMENT:RESPECT:I saved lives and homes for 18 years as a professional union re ghter I understand the complex issues confronting our county government, and how these issues impact our local community. I have worked with the current board, as well as past board members, to hold the ad valorem tax millage at, or actually reduced that millage, over the last seven years during times of reduced property values. I have tirelessly persevered and succeeded in making changes to bene t our community. I will continued to work with the board to streamline government operations to ensure that ALL residents realize the highest value of return on our hard-earned tax dollars. I possess the ability to act as a catalyst in bringing people together to achieve a common goal. I will work diligently to ensure that that the government stays in the hands of the people, where it belongs. I care about our environment and delicate ecosystem. I will continue to work to keep it balanced, safe, and clean. I will continue to uphold, maintain, and respect the voices of the people of Okeechobee County as I continue to strive towards improving our economy and welfare.My rst priority is to ensure the safety, health, and welfare of all of our families in Okeechobee. Secondly, I will do everything within my power to uphold growth management legislation, while ensuring a prosperous economy. Lastly, I will strive to take every precaution necessary to protect, at all costs, our extremely sensitive environment and ecosystem.


August 19, 2018 Okeechobee News 11 This is where . your goals come to life REGISTER NOW FOR FALL 2018Classes Begin August 20. • High-tech training for in-demand jobs • Associate Degrees for university transfer • Bachelor’s Degrees in high-growth careers • Online and specialized training for businesses • Flexible scheduling with day, evening and weekend classes I R S C Dixon Hendry Campus2229 N.W. 9th Avenue € 863-824-6000 € By Chris FelkerOkeechobee News PAHOKEE „ P oint Counterpoint II, the w orld-famous ”oating concert hall designed by the late master architect Louis Kahn and constructed for the United States Bicentennial in 1976, moored at the city marina last week, and plans are being shaped for it to stay there permanently. Formerly homeported in Talinn, Estonia, and having traveled more than a half-million miles around the world over the past four decades, the 195-foot-long, double-hulled v essel housing an acoustically engineered concert hall arrived late Tuesday night, Aug. 14, from Ottawa, Ill., at its new home in Lake Okeechobees quiet waters on Palm Beach Countys so-called other coast.Ž The lakefront soon will have a claim to fame incorporating art, education, history, music, theater and live band, orchestral and theatrical performances that, its hoped, will rival the Atlantic coastal beaches allure and give Big Lake regional tourism a high-pitched electric jolt. The Point Counterpoint II (PCII for short) soon will be open to the public and hosting concerts or live theater on performance nights, w hen it will move into open waters and an chor just offshore from the newly renovated Pahokee lakefront park facilities and the Herbert Hoover Dike. The grassy dike and linear park will serve as the amphitheater, letting spectators enjoy live music from orchestras and other performers on the ships band shell-like stage. The grand, silver 38-foot-wide vessel, which also has an art gallery, small theater and crew accommodations on board, is owned by Robert Boudreau of Mars, Pa., who in 1957 founded the American Wind Symphony Orchestra (AWSO) that has performed for decades on board the ship. Now in his 90s, Mr. Boudreau long has encouraged music education through his work, having commissioned over 400 new classical compositions and consistently populated the orchestra with young professional musicians, numbering more than 1,500 since 1976. This is my 61st year as the founder of the orchestra, and ... the ”oating arts center was built in Norfolk, Virginia, by Tidewater Corporation for a tour of 76 cities during the Bicentennial,Ž he said. His intent in bringing the boat to the small City of Pahokee, isolated as it is from the tourist-rich beaches and barrier islands lining the megalopolises of Southeast Florida, is to bring a much-needed boost to the Glades regions cultural, economic, educational and tourism prospects. Mr. Boudreau hopes to open a new pathway for artistically and musically inclined young people to the nations best institutions of higher learning. He is working closely with Pahokee Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Regina Bohlen, who is relieved that the PCII is “nally here and excited by the possibilities it poses. My involvement in it is that, over the summer while I was off, I worked on trying to get it here,Ž she said. Weve been working on it since like October, trying to get it down here, and “nally it was on its way. This is a world-famous barge ƒ so were really hoping that the tourism for that will have a very positive effect for Pahokee.Ž Ms. Bohlen said, and Mr. Boudreau con“rmed, that he and his wife, Kathleen, are coming to Pahokee this week to meet with local of“cials, investors and educators about future plans for the Point Counterpoint II. She already has started a Gofundme page for the PCII and its resident orchestra but, she added, could not say what eventually might happen as to ownership of the vessel. The boat belongs to Mr. Boudreau and the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, so whatever they decide to do with it is what they will do. I think everything is up in the air at this point, exactly how all of thats going to work,Ž Ms. Bohlen explained. Robert Lambert, a partner in Everglades Reserves Holdings LLC „ the investment group that is under contract to sublease Pahokees lakefront marina, campground and restaurant once the citys state-“nanced renovations are complete „ said, Eventually, the city will buy it or well buy it.Ž The vessel was transported here from dry dock in Illinois over the past several weeks. Mr. Lambert, who owns Cruise America Associates and is part owner of Okeechobees Landing Strip Cafe, said, It was towed down the Mississippi River all the way to New Orleans, and then a different tow company „ and actually I did a little bit of the tow across the Okeechobee Waterway with them „ towed it all the way.Ž He said it is the largest boat ever brought through the waterway, and this is certainly the largest vessel by far to ever go into the Pahokee Marina.Ž He and the ERH partners, including Mar k Miller, who lives aboard a boat moored at the Pahokee Marina, have been working on plans to give the PCII a bit of sprucing up. Were doing a little remodeling on it ƒ Shes getting a nice paint job and some interior renovations.Ž The ships future, though, is going to be shaped by whatever arrangements emerge among Mr. Boudreau and the AWSO, the Cit y of Pahokee, the Pahokee Chamber of Commerce and, Mr. Lambert said, potentially Everglades Reserves Holdings (ERH) along with many other local residents, laborers, philanthropists, school authorities and schoolchildren, too. Were getting a lot of interest,Ž he explained, continuing: One of the main aspects of this whole plan is to teach some of the local residents, the youth in Pahokee, Belle Glade (and this region) how to play some of these wind instruments. In the past, Mr. Boudreau ... has always wanted to do that, and help these kids get scholarships into college. Hes been very successful over the past years.Ž Last year, the Point Counterpoints success was celebrated with a 60th anniversar y tour by the orchestra, which is a woodwinds ensemble using remarkably wide-ranging instrumentation. Ms. Bohlen, looking forward to collaborating on the boats future in Pahokee, said plans might be a little fuzzy right now, but the main thing is that the boat is here, and everything elsell get worked out.Ž Floating concert stage moors at Pahokee Marina


12 Okeechobee News August 19, 2018 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time IMMEDIATE OPENING The OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY has an immediate opening for a Distribution System Operator Applicant must be willing and able to perform heavy physical labor, work well with other employees and the general public. The position will entail working outside with the installation and maintenance of the water distribution and wastewater collection system. Applicant must possess a valid FL Operators Drivers License (requires clean driving record for the last three years), high school diploma or equivalent, neat legible handwriting and basic mathematical skills and seeking electrical experience for one of the positions. Please visit our of“ce at 100 SW 5th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974 to complete the application paperwork or obtain an application at www.oua”.com. Applications will be accepted until 6 pm September 4, 2018. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE Business Opportunities Business Opportunities NeedEXTRA MONEY?MOTOR ROUTE AVAILABLE107 SW 17th St • Suite DInquire Within NO PHONE CALLS Employment Full Time Employment Full Time ACCEPTING APPLICATIONSHVAC Service Techs, Installers, & HelpersFull Time, Experience Required, Apply withinOkee A/C 312 SW 2nd St., Okeechobee, FL 863-763-8391EOE/DFWP Okeechobee H&R Block Auctions AUCTION Every Friday & Saturday nights at 5:30 917 SW Park St.(Behind Eli’s Western Wear) Quality Consignments Accepted. Watford Auction 10% BP 863-697-8906 AU1843 AB1583 We Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Give Away FREE KITTENS LITTER TRAINED, 7-8 WEEKS OLD CALL 863-3994288 ServicesHOUSE CLEANING FOR THE ELDERLY. OKEECHOBEE AREA, $10.00HR. USUALLY TAKES ABOUT 3HRS. CALL PAM AT 843-6350834 Employment Full Time CDL DRIVERS CALL TODAY CLASS A Must have DOT medical, drug free, clean driving history & tanker endorsement. Call M-S(863)467-9800 Employment Part Time Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community Part time Sous Chef position Level 2 Background check & physical required. Apply in person 9am – 4pm M-F 203 SE 2nd Street Business Opportunities NOTICE Independent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you chec k with the Better Business Bureau at 772878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader o f these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. FOR SALECOMPLETE QUEEN SIZE BEDROOM SET $125.00 ELECTRIC STOVE BEIGE COLOR $150.00 CALL 863-227-4460 FurnitureBEDROOM SET Like new, call for details, $500. 573-434-2173 or 863-946-1481. No wonder newspaper readers earn more!saves you money by providing information about the best buys. READING A NEWSPAPER... Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Your new car 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? Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Reading a newspaper makes you a more informed and interesting person.No wonder newspaper readers are more successful!


August 19, 2018 Okeechobee News 13 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Help Wanted: REPORTERe Okeechobee News seeks a full or part-time reporter to cover crime, courts, and government, as well as some investigative reporting in Okeechobee County and surrounding areas. Please email resum and writing samples to Public Notice Public Notice NOTICE OF 2018 MEETING SCHEDULE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARDNOTICE: The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold regular monthly meetings on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. The regular meeting schedule for the year 2018 is as follows: September 13, 2018 October 2, 2018 November 6, 2018 December 4, 2018 Prior to each meeting, the agenda for that meeting will be available at the Community Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Suite A, and on the Okeechobee County website. Members of the public shall have the opportunity to be heard at public meetings. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Construction Industry Licensing Board with respect to any matter considered at a meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Community Development Department tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Department. For further information on the meeting schedule or a particular meeting, contact the Community Development Department at 863-763-5548. 280563 ON 8/19,22/2018 Musical Instruments GUITAR FOR SALE: 1998 OVATION STANDARD ELITE ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC. HAS EQ/ BUILT IN TUNER, BLACK CHERRY BURST FACE COLOR, HARDSHELL CASE, STRAP, GLASS SLIDE, FINGER PICKS, SEPERATE TUNER, AND K-POCK. BEAUTIFUL, GREAT SOUND, IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, ACTUALLY PLAYED VERY LITTLE. BOUGHT DIRECTLY FROM OVATION HEADQUARTERS IN CONNECTICUT. ASKING $750.00 O.B.O. CALL TIM @ 502-8030850 TIRED OF STAYING IN A MOTEL, WORKING IN OUR AREAFULLY FIRNISHED 1 and 2 BEDROOM PROPERTIES. WEEKLY OR MONTHLY RATES AVAILABLE (863) 467-4371 ApartmentsN.W. OKEE 2 BR, 1 BA, $725 mo. $2175 to move in. 561-346-1642 TAYLOR CREEK CONDO 2/1 or 1/1, fully furn. with utilities. $875 $1200/mo. + sec. Bckgrd & cred. ck req. Call 863-634-0024. Commercial Property TREASURE ISLAND 2100SQ. FT. METAL BUILDING 2 ROLL UP DOORS BEHIND LAKESIDE CARWASH. $800.00/MO. YEARLY LEASE, FIRST-LAST+ SEC. CALL TAB 863610-1027 Houses Rent KINGS BAY, 3/2, fully furnished with utilis. Searsonal or long term lease options. $1500/mo. + sec. Call 863-634-0024. TASTEFULLY FURNISHED 2/1 W/ FLORIDA RM, GARAGE, WASHER & DRYER, 3 CAR DRIVEWAY, SMALL PET WELCOME, 1st & SECURITY (863) 467-4371 Rental Needed RENTAL NEEDEDOLDER COUPLE LOOKING FOR 3BR/2B A RENTAL, WITH A LONG TERM LEASE OR OPTION TO BUY. PLEASE CALL 304-248-8509 Mobile Homes Rent BHR-MOBILE HOME 2BD/2BA $625.00.MO. PLUS SECURITY, 1YR LEASE, NO PETS CALL 863-763-4031 FURNISHED CANAL FRONT, 1/1 IN QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, WASHER, DRYER, SCREEN RM, 100’ DOCK, FENCED YARD, SMALL PET WELCOME. LONG OR SHORT TERM, WITH OR WITHOUT UTILITIES. PERFECT FOR RETIRED COUPLE (863)467-4371 Campers / RVs Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 954-595-0093 MotorcyclesMOTOR CYCLES FOR SALE: (2) SUZUKI 2013 VL 1500 BOULEVARD, DARK METALLIC BLUE, 14,000 MILES, $6,000 O.B.O. 2014 800, BLACK, 1,300 MILES, $5,000 O.B.O. BOTH BIKES HAVE WINDSHIELDS, BACK REST, CARGO RACK, SOFT SADDLE BAGS. BIKES WERE BOUGHT NEW OFF SHOWROOM FLOOR @ ARS POWER SPORTS HERE IN OKEECHOBEE IN JUNE 2015 WITH EXTRA 3 YEARS OF FULL WARRANTY. BOTH RUN EXCELLENT. WILL SELL TOGETHER FOR $10,000 O.B.O. CALL TIM @ 502-803-0850 Autos WantedAAA Auto AnalysisAll makes, all price ranges. We buy cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Established 1981. 772-260-9707 Barber Shops Get your back to school haircuts at BARNEY’S BARBER & BEAUTY SHOP, 110 S.E. Park St. across from the city police station. Open Monday Saturday, 8am5:30pm. 863-763-7195 107 SW 17th St • Suite DApply Within NO PHONE CALLS MUST HAVE: € Valid Drivers License € Cash handling skills € Basic Computer Knowledge a Plus€ Self Motivator € Detail Oriented MUST HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATIONFlexible Schedule with some nights & weekends Circulation AssistantEmployment Opportunitywith Growth Potential ADVERTISEand Get Results click on classifieds T R A F F I C C I N F O O A toll-free service of the Florida Department of Transportation. Standard mobile phone minute, text message and data charges may apply. DOOR-TO-DOOR DIRECTIONS TRAVEL TIMES PERSONALIZED ALERTS TRAFFIC CAMERA VIEWS Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you.No wonder newspaper readers enjoy life more!


14 Okeechobee News August 19, 2018 Julia Parker863.801.3489 | Of“ce: 863.763.6000WIDE OPEN SPACES! BEAUTIFUL RANCH STYLE 5BED/3BATH CBS HOME, 4,456 TLA, built in 1974, renovated in 2004. Formal dining, family rm, living rm, eat-in bar, of“ce, gym, outdoor kitchen/entertaining patio, 20KW Generac generator, A/C units & insta-hot water heater new in 2016, colonial windows new in 2005, above ground pool w/ sun deck, metal barn w/ loft, tack room, workshop, 2 stalls, cattle loading chute, fully fenced & cross fenced! Too many amenities to list, a MUST SEE home! $355,000 Call Julia Parker at 863-801-3489 Ranch Style home on 5.66 Acres DOWNTOWN GREAT LOCATION FOR YOUR BUSINESS! 3858 SQ FT of o ce front w/bathroom. Building also has 1 Bed 1 Bath attached upstairs apt with 1 car Garage. Plenty of storage! Owner will build to suit and/or ooring allowance. Owner also willing to lease store & Apt. Call for details. MLS #212828 $325,000 Call Jody 863-634-1285 BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION! 2018 Palm Village Ranch. 2 Bd 2 Ba, Carport. Master bdrm has walk in shower. Granite countertops in bathroom too! Hurricane rated double pane windows. Attic storage. Great 55+ community for 55+. Home Build by Penrod ConstructionTHE most recognized builder in Okeechobee County for quality work. MLS #212832 $215,000 Call Jody Carter 863-634-1285 Of“ ce (863) 763-5253 € Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Se Habla Espaol1200 S. Parrott Ave. € Of“ce: 863-763-2104 Visit our website to view more listings | | 5064-H: R BAR ESTATES 3BD/2BA on 2.56 +/acres, 2,473 Total sq. ft./1,775 under air. Vaulted ceilings. Mature oak trees and home overlooks large pasture w/ abundant wildlife! MOTIVATED SELLER Large pets welcome. Call for more info. $270,000 MLS # 212328 2.56 ACRES5010-H: OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK Close to Lake Okeechobee. Spacious 4 Bd, 2 ba home, great for east coast commuters. Lots of remodeling recently completed. Laundry room. Central A/C and extra a/c unit in kitchen. $145,000 MLS # 212043 Lori Mixon Lic. Real Estate Broker (863) ~Our Priorities are simple..They’re Yours! SEMINOLE COVE ~On Community Lake New Seawall in 2017! 2 Bd/ 2 Ba/ Carport. Spacious living room with water view. 1463 Sf under air and 2382 TLA. Well maintained, one owner. New Metal Roof in 2018. 12 x 24 covered patio lanai, on the water. Best water view! Storage shed. Bahama awnings and clear hurricane shutters. Sprinkler system. Lovely furniture included. MLS# 212957 $119,000 Call Lori 863) 634-1457 ~ Lake “O” Access. Handicap accessible with ELEVATOR LIFT! 2009 hall, wide doorways. Insulated 10 x 20 Shed/ workshop w/ AC. Seawall, dock, party patio on deep, wide canal. Fenced. 2017 Metal Roof. Excellent condition! Super Winter home!MLS#212947 $157,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457 BUCKHEAD RIDGE Are you a local realtor looking to maximize your reach to potential clients? Feature your best properties in this weekly real estate directory. Contact 863.763.3134 to discuss advertising today! R E D Find your dream home!In addition to this weekly real estate directory, you can search online for your new home in the Lake Okeechobee Real Estate


August 19, 2018 Okeechobee News 15 863-763-5335 425 SW Park Street BERGER REAL ESTATE www.cbbergerrealestate.comPhilip Y. Berger € Lic. RE Broker GREAT STARTER HOME Very clean well kept 2 bd, 1 ba CBS home with attached 1 car garage currently being utilized as family room/man cave. Garage area has been insulated and is easily cooled. Screened back porch leads to large fenced backyard. Great city location within walking distance of all amenities. Owner occupied so call for appointment today!!! MLS 212598 CALL CRISTIE 634-3604 Vicki Anderson, Lic. RE Broker863.634.4106 PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT — $850 per month — 840 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 7 $299,000 Are you a realtor looking to showcase your listings?We can help with that!Call us today to advertise here! 863.763.3134 or email


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