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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 307

Thursday, November 3, 2005

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programs offered
Public assistance programs
began operation Tuesday,
Nov. 2, at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E. The programs will
operate seven days a week
from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., until
further notice.
The programs are: FEMA
Disaster Recovery for individu-
als; blue roof program, food
stamps, tarps, Small Business
Association (SBA), Project
Hope; and, the Red Cross.
Updated information will
be distributed to: www.okee-
chobeeeoc.com, and
Boil water
order lifted
Please be advised that the
boil water order for all of
Okeechobee County and
Buckhead Ridge has been lift-
ed. All results have come back
Planning board
meets Nov. 22
The Okeechobee County
Planning and Zoning meeting
has been postponed until Nov.
22 at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee, County Courthouse,
304 N.W Second St.
Updated information will
be distributed to www.okee-
chobeeeoc.com and
Golf tourney
is rescheduled
The annual Skip Bryant
Memorial Golf Tournament
has been rescheduled for Sat-
urday, Nov. 12, at the Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club.


DCF to initiate
food stamp program
Department of Children and
Families, in partnership with
the U.S. Department of Agri-
culture, will implement the
'Food for Florida' Disaster
Food Stamp (DFS) program in
Indian River, Okeechobee, St.
Lucie, Martin, Glades, Hendry,
Lee, Collier, Palm Beach,
Broward, Miami-Dade, and
Monroe counties to assist vic-
tims of Hurricane Wilma.
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Drought Index
Current: 104
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.67 feet

Lake level *
Last Year:
17.19 feet
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Weather ........... .2
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Guest Reader Day: Special guests read to students

City appoints

a disaster


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Realizing that Okeechobee is
often forgotten by regional tele-
vision and radio stations, the
Okeechobee City Council
approved to appoint a
spokesperson during disasters at
their meeting Tuesday night.
And that person is Councilman
Dowling Watford.
The hope is that such action

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Central Elementary School Principal Randy Paulson was the guest reader for Jason
Weigand's kindergarten class on Guest Reader Day. The event was held at the school
on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

will improve communications
for the city's residents before,
during and after a crisis, such as
when Hurricane Wilma hit the
area on Oct. 24.
Councilman Watford
brought up the topic of commu-
nications after Hurricane Wilma
as being the biggest problem the
community faced.
Mr. Watford said the internal
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Local juvenile

faces several

felony (
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 17-year-old Okeechobee
youth has been placed in the
juvenile detention center in Fort
Pierce following his arrest after
he allegedly tried to flee from
police in a car that had been
reported stolen, state police
arrest reports.
Donald Leon Gordon, S.E.
Sixth Ave., was charged by the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment with the felonies of fleeing

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Regina Hamrick appears to have the undivided attention of Joseph Stanley's second
grade class at Central Elementary School as she reads "Clifford's Thanksgiving Visit" to
them. She was one of the guest readers for Guest Reader Day which was held at the
school on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

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or attempting to elude (high
speed pursuit) and leaving the
scene of an accident with
injuries. He also faces a misde-
meanor charge of leaving the
scene of an accident with prop-
erty damage.
Gordon was also charged
with possession of a stolen vehi-
cle (grand theft) by Detective
Fred Bradley of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
According to OCPD Detec-
See Juvenile Page 2

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Jonathan Thomas, 2, came to the Halloween celebration
in Flagler Park dressed as Batman. He was accompa-
nied by his father, Josh Thomas. An estimated 3,000
people came to the park to attend the Fall Fest spon-
sored by First Baptist Church and other activities spon-
sored by Okeechobee Main Street. There was candy,
games, face painting, music and food.

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News Briefs Hurricane Wilma debris collection

Property taxes
due as of Nov. 1
chobee County real and personal
property roll has been certified by
the Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser and is open for collec-
tion of taxes for 2005.
Residents of the city and county
can pay their property taxes at the
Okeechobee County Tax Collec-
tor's Office in the Alderman Build-
ing, 307 N.W FifthAv., Suite B.
Discounts will be allowed as fol-
lows: 4 percent on payments made
Nov. 1 Nov. 30; 3 percent on pay-
ments made Dec. 1 Dec. 31; 2
percent on payments made Jan. 1,
2006 Jan. 31, 2006; 1 percent on
payments made Feb. 1,2006 Feb.
28, 2006;and, net if paid in March.
For information on fire, garbage
and Country Hills road assess-
ments, call (863) 763-9312.
Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30
For information, call (863) 763-

Loans help replace
storm-damaged homes
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program,
which helps homeowners with
replacement of their hurricane
damaged or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will
help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during hur-
ricanes Frances and Jeanne in
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household income
is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household -
$24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four per-
sons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100;
seven persons $42,850; and,
eight persons- $45,500.
Interviews for applications for
this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for
an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee
Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday
through Friday.

Book on area
currently on sale
"Strolling Down Country Roads" is
currently available at the Okee-
chobee Historical Society, U.S. 98
N., or the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Par-
The price of the book is $35 per
copy through Dec. 31. After that
date, the per copy price will be $40.
For information, send questions
to: Okeechobee Historical Society,
P.O. Box 248, Okeechobee, Fl.,
34973; or, call Betty Williamson at
(863) 763-3850 or (863) 763-6226.

Legislative body
will meet Nov. 21
sentative Frank Attkisson, chair-
man of the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation, said the del-
egation's next meeting has been
changed to Monday, Nov. 21.
The group was originally slated
to meet Nov. 2.
The panel will meet from 1:30
until 4 p.m. in the chambers of
the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, 304 N.W.
Second St.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential leg-
islation. Members of the commu-
nity, as well as local and county
governments, may present their
concerns to the delegation at this
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.

Project HOPE
offers counseling
have been displaced to Okee-
chobee due to Hurricane Katrina
can contact Project HOPE (Help-
ing Our People in Emergencies),
1600 S.W. Second Ave., at
(863)634-1410, for crisis coun-
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The Okeechobee County Solid
Waste Department has prepared
the following information to
inform residents of Okeechobee
County and the City of Okee-
chobee of the disposal require-
ments for hurricane related
All tree limbs must be cut in
four (4) to six (6) foot lengths and
neatly stacked on the County
right-of-way. All leaves and small
branches may be piled with tree

A lieutenant with the Okee-
chobee City Police Department
has resigned after 16 years of serv-
ice, and is currently under investi-
gation by the state attorney's
In a press release issued by
Chief of Police Denny Davis, Lt.
David Wilbur resigned from the
department on Oct. 20.
S Wilbur had served the depart-
ment as a lieutenant for approxi-
mately a year, said Chief Davis. He
was promoted from sergeant to

All construction debris such
as roofing materials, wood, insu-
lation, siding, metal, carpet,
appliances, furniture and other
items displaced by the hurricane
must be cut to approximately six
(6) to eight (8) foot lengths and
neatly stacked on the County
All tree limbs and yard waste
items must be kept separate from
construction debris items. Do no
place any debris on or near
fences, mailboxes, power lines,

In the press release, Chief
Davis said Wilbur had allegedly
conducted" ... himself in a man-
ner inconsistent with the policies
set forth in the Okeechobee
Police Department Policies and
Procedures Handbook."
Since it is an active investiga-
tion, Chief Davis could not make
any further comment.
The case is being handled by
Assistant State Attorney Ashley
Albright, who also could not com-
ment since it is an open investiga-

Homeowners urged to

remove storm shutters

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
What if a fire broke out in a
house that still had shutters or
boards up on the windows? How
long would it take for a child to
escape a fiery blaze? How long
would it take firemen to get in and
According to Herb Smith, City
of Okeechobee fire chief, it could
take too long to tear down shut-
ters or boarded over windows,
and a child would probably not
be able to break through them.
Chief Smith is urging everyone
to take down their shutters and
boarded up windows.
He said he has noticed quite a
few homes still boarded up as he


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tive Bill Saum, Gordon allegedly
took a 1989 Ford Taurus from a
local construction company on
Monday, Oct. 31. Then picked up
five of his friends, all juveniles, and
began riding around Okeechobee.
Detective Saum went on to say
that at 4:14 p.m. that same after-
noon he saw a 1989 Ford Taurus
run a stop sign at N.W. Second
Avenue and Fourth Street. When
he got behind the vehicle, the driv-
er ran another stop sign at N.W.
Second Avenue and Fifth Street.
The detective then activated his
lights and siren and the car
stopped at N.W. Fourth Avenue
and Sixth Street.
"As I reached across to open
the door and get out, he took off,"
said Detective Saum. The detec-
tive's left arm is currently in a sling
due to shoulder surgery, which is

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has driven around town.
Even though hurricane season
is not officially over until the end
of November, Chief Smith said he
doesn't think the inconvenience
of boarding up again is worth the
risk of serious injury, or even
death, in case of a fire.
While having to tear down
boarded up windows would be
difficult for firemen, it would be
nearly impossible for little ones.
"I am most concerned about
the children," Chief Smith said.
He said that bedroom win-
dows are the secondary exit in
most homes.
"I doubt if any child could
break out a window through
shutters or boards, the way an
adult could," he said.

why he was reaching across him-
self to open the driver's side door
to his patrol unit.
The detective said the driver of
the car, reportedly identified later
to be Gordon, then drove through
the yard at an apartment complex
at Sixth Street and Second Avenue.
The driver of the car ran over a tele-
phone junction box in back of the
apartment complex, said Detective
The car continued down an
alley to which there is no exit, so
Gordon tried to jump a ditch with
,the car, said Detective Saum. The
detective estimated the ditch to be
15-feet wide and 5- to 6-feet deep.
The car did not clear the ditch and
slammed into the west side of the
A 16-year-old female passenger
in the back seat of the Taurus was
seriously injured in the crash.
According to Detective Saum, her
head went through the front wind-
shield of the Taurus. Her head was

power poles, water meters, fire
hydrants, phone boxes or under
low hanging trees.
Hazardous waste items such
as paint, oil, chemicals, batteries,
tires, auto parts, boat parts or any
related items will not be collected
by the County or collection con-
Waste Management, Inc.
will continue to provide normal
household garbage collection
service on your scheduled collec-
tion day. These items must be

Officer resigns

amid allegations

then jerked back through the
windshield as she was thrown into
the car's back seat upon impact
with the ditch.
"She was flown to St. Mary's
Hospital in West Palm Beach with
life-threatening injuries," said
Detective Saum. "But, as of this
afternoon (Wednesday, Nov. 2)
she was listed in stable condition."
The OCPD detective said four
other juveniles that were in the
vehicle were taken to Raulerson
Hospital where they were treated
and released.
After the crash, Gordon fled on
foot, said the detective.
Detective Saum said he
received information the next
morning from an informant that
Gordon was still in town. He was
later arrested when OCSO
deputies stopped a vehicle on an
unrelated traffic stop and found
Gordon in the car.
Detective Saum said the Taurus
was declared a total loss.

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kept separate from hurricane
Collection of hurricane
debris will start on Monday, Oct.
31 in the southwest section of
Okeechobee County and is the
responsibility of J.B. Coxwell, Inc.
and the FDOT. All residents must
have hurricane debris on the
county right-of-way for collection,
no exceptions. Debris collection
crews will be divided between the
county and the city to provide an
equal collection service to resi-

the hurricane delayed an October
start time. She said she wants to
talk with consumers and farmers
after the market gets going to judge
its success. If everyone wants to
keep it going longer into the year,
she will ask the council for an
The council briefly discussed
Halloween night and praised its
success. Councilman Watford
thanked the sheriff's office, police
department, Main Street, Chamber
of Commerce and the First Baptist
Church for putting on the Trick or
Treat in the Park Monday night.
"It was a wonderful gig. Every-
one pulled it together in such a
short time. I was, totally blown
away at the response," he said, not-
ing the parks were totally filled with
kids in costume and their parents.
Councilwoman Lydia Jean
Williams, who is also the executive
director for Main Street, said it was
hard to get an exact count of how
many attended the Halloween
event, but they went through about
3,900 cups for soda.
Early on in the meeting, Mayor
James Kirk made presentations of
service and special awards. City
Firefighter Charlie Merry received a
15-year service award plaque and
clock; Robin Brock received a five-
year service award; and a five-year
service award was on hand for
Donna Lanning, who was not pres-
The mayor handed Brian
Whitehall, city administrator, a spe-
cial Hurricane Merit Award, badge
and T-shirt for his work during and
after the hurricane. Wilma was Mr.
Whitehall's first hurricane after
having moved here from Illinois.
Mr. Whitehall said he realized
the award was all in fun, but he
wanted to thank everyone at the
city who "stepped up to the plate to
address all the problems that came

dents of Okeechobee County.
Depending on the number
of collection crews on hand, col-
lection crews will continue to
work from the southwest section
to the southeast and from the
northeast section to the north-
west section of the county.
If you have any questions
concerning hurricane debris col-
lection, contact the FDOT at (863)
462-5250 or the Okeechobee
County Solid Waste Department
at (863) 763-1811.

In regular business, the council
approved Ordinance No. 917
amending the land development
regulations related to signs for
Main Street's murals program, with
the understanding that the city
planners would have to approve
height and size requirements and
may need to amend the ordinance.
Mrs. Burroughs said they have
been working with CVS Pharma-
cy's corporate office for two
months to get approval for a mural
on their building and would not
want the lack of an ordinance to
impede the process.
Councilwoman Williams
abstained from the vote because of
her affiliation with Main Street.
In other action, the council:
approved Ordinance No. 918
to change the zoning of Bertha
Williams' property at 412 S.E. Sec-
ond Street from heavy commercial
to residential single family-one.
The council set Dec. 6 as a final
public hearing date;
received the annual update
from Maureen Burroughs on Main
Street activities and expenditures;
approved a 12 percent reduc-
tion of parking spaces for White
House Plaza Lawrence Real
approved a resolution to
allow a strategic plan be adopted
to help develop areas in the enter-
prise zone to further revitalization
of the city; and,
approved a resolution to add
items to the 2006 Okeechobee Leg-
islative delegation related to
improving ditches and drainage.
Councilman Lowry Markham said
that with more development com-
ing in, the city has to look at ways
to move water around and put in
more ditches.
The council will meet again on
Dec. 6, at city hall. The meeting will
begin at 6 p.m.

Community Events.

Bazaar helps aid missionary projects
The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will host
an old-fashioned bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 12, beginning at 9 a.m. There
will be many hand-crafted items, white elephant items and baked goods
for sale. The event is sponsored by the ladies of the church, with the pro-
ceeds going toward their support of missionary projects. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-2482 or (863) 824-0013.

Mason's to host turkey dinner
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will host their
annual turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 4 until 7 p.m. Proceeds
from the dinner will benefit distressed worthy brothers. Eat in or take out
will be available. The suggested donation for adults is $6, and for chil-
dren under the age of 10 it is $3. The children's plate will not be available
for take out. For ticket information call Rich Sweet at (863) 824-0262; Kip
Gardner at (863) 357-0427; Matt Buxton at (863) 357-9992; or, any mem-
ber of Okeechobee Lodge #237, F&AM.

Chamber hosting self defense class
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave., will host
a class on Thursday, Nov. 17, on personal self defense which will help
participants obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The cost is
$15 and must be paid in advance at the Chamber. Class size will be limit-
ed to the first 20 to pay their fees. Others who wish to take the class will
be placed on the list for the December class. The November class will be
from 7 until 8:15 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 19, the class will meet at the
Chamber around 8 a.m. to go to the shooting range. If you do not have a
gun or ear plugs they will be provided. For information, call the Cham-
ber at (863) 763-6464.

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communications were superb
before, during and after the storm,
and he thanked city staff, emer-
gency management, sheriff's
office, police department, Red
Cross and all volunteers for doing
an "outstanding" job coordinating
"But the communication with
the public was not as good as it
should have been," Mr. Watford
He suggested the council
appoint an official spokesperson to
communicate with the news
media to keep the people of Okee-
chobee better informed during and
following a disaster. The
spokesperson would only be used
during a crisis and would attend
emergency management meetings
daily. They would contact the vari-
ous media outlets to give timely
updates about utility conditions
and times and locations of assis-
tance for food and shelter.
After the council approved the
measure, Mr. Watford volunteered
for the position.
In addition, Mr. Watford sug-
gested the city do more with their
telephone system by updating their
message system to include when a
boil water notice is in effect and
when it is canceled.
The council also discussed the
time frame for the Green Market -
the farmer's market that is sched-
uled to start on Nov. 10 from 4 until
7 p.m. in Flagler Park.
Councilman Watford said he
thought it was assumed the market
would run for a six-month season,
from October to April.
Maureen Burroughs, president
of Okeechobee Main Street, Inc.,
which is the market sponsor, said

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Schools impacted by Hurricane Wilma to get waivers

Jeb Bush today announced that
public schools in counties most
affected by Hlurricane Wilma will
receive waivers from the Depart-
ment of Education (DOE) oin a
variety of issues, including compli-
ance with class size requirements,
flexibility on the required number
of school days, suspension of
immunization requirements, and
eligibility for McKay and Opportu-
nity Scholarships.
"Continuity in the wake of a
hurricane is critical for returning
community life to normal," said
Governor Bush. "The Supplemen-
tal Order I signed today provides
school districts with support and
needed flexibility to provide edu-
cational services for students

aflfctted by Hurricane Wilma."
Supplemental Order 05-219
grants the ., ii i ir oii' for the Depart-
Snent oft education to waive certain
i ules:
e 'o the extent caused by Hurri-
cane Wilma, school districts
unable to meet class size require-
iments for this school year will not
lhe considered in noncompliance.
e School districts unable to
open on their normal schedule or
that lost school days because of
Hurricane Wilma, and did not have
extra days in their schedule to con-
stitute makeup days, can request a
waiver from the 180-day school
year requirement.
Students will not lose eligibili-
ty for McKay, Opportunity and Cor-

porate Tax Credit Scholarships if re-
enrolling in a public school
because of hurricane damage to
the private school they attended.
Superintendents may deter-
mine whether using a facility to
temporarily deal with the results of
Hurricane Wilma does not present
a danger to students or staff. The
Department of Education must be
notified should the superintendent
make such a determination.
o The Department of Education
will coordinate with school districts
and local education authorities to
obtain a waiver for any necessary
federal statutes, rules or regula-
The Department of Education
may waive timelihes for reports,

applications, contracts or grants for
individuals or entities in the impact-
ed areas.
School entry health examina-
tions and requirements for immu-
nization are suspended for thirty
days for students in declared disas-
ter areas to the extent attributable
to Hurricane Wilma.
"After last year's hurricane sea-
son, we learned that students
showed tremendous resolve in
dealing with the hardships caused
by the storms," said Education
Commissioner John L. Winn. "We
will continue to work with school
districts to restore a sense of nor-
malcy that allows students to focus
on learning."
In seeking any waivers, school

DCF to initiate disaster food stamp program

ment of Children and Families, in
partnership with the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture, will imple-
ment the 'Food for Florida' Disaster
Food Stamp (DFS) program in Indi-
an River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie,
Martin, Glades, Hendry, Lee,. Col-
lier, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-
Dade, and Monroe counties to
assist victims of Hurricane Wilma.
"We are working around the
clock to provide relief to those
affected by Wilma's damage," said
DCF Secretary Lucy D. Hadi. "We
will continue to stand side-by-side
with those who need us as they get
back on their feet."
To qualify for the "Food for
Florida" benefits program, appli-
cant must have lived in one of the
12 counties listed above on Oct. 24,
and not be receiving food stamps
through the regular program. Addi-
tionally, eligible individuals and
families must have suffered a disas-
ter related loss, such as damage to
their homes or self-employment
property, loss of food, reduction of
income or have incurred other dis-
aster related expenses. Applicants
must also be financially eligible.
Combined income and assets
cannot exceed the program limits.
Only income and expenses from
Oct. 22 to Nov. 21 are counted. The
limit for one person is $1,332 and
the limit for a four person family is
Benefits are based on family
size. One person is eligible for $152
in Disaster Food Stamp benefits. A
family of four is eligible for $506.
Eligible families will be mailed
Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)
cards to use at authorized U.S.D.A.
food retailers. "Food for Florida"
benefits are good for 90 days from

the date of issuance and must be
use during that time.
In addition, the "Food for Flori-
da" program, DCF automatically
replaced 50 percent of the October
benefits for regular food stamp
recipients in the hurricane impact-
ed areas. Eligible household in
these counties will also receive
extra benefits (a supplement) in
November to bring their maxi-
Inum for their household size. Reg-

ular food stamp recipients and
those eligible for the "Food for
Florida" program may use their
benefits to purchase hot pre-
pared foods through Nov. 30. This
rule change will help those who
lost their homes and cooking
equipment and/or electrical
power as a result of the hurri-
More information on the
"Food for Florida" Disaster Food

Stamp program is available by
calling 1 (866) 762-2237 or by
logging onto
The site for Okeechobee
County residents who wish to
apply for the "Food for Florida"
Disaster Food Stamp program will
be located at the Okeechobee
County Agriculture-Civic Center at
4200 E. Hwy. 70, Okeechobee.

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Submitted to the Okeechobee News/Teresa Chandler
Cute costumes
A Halloween costume contest was held at the park with different age groups. Winners
for the 0-5 age group were Macy and Raymond Elliott. Winners received a gift card to
Wal-Mart presented by Harbor Federal. The Halloween event was put together through
donations and volunteers from local businesses. Judges for the contests were Celeste
Watford, Sharon Robertson and Ray Worley.

districts must support requests statutes may be made during
with appropriate documentation. recovery operations. For the most
Since the recovery process is on- up-to-date hurricane information
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and adjustments to rules and www.fldoe.org.

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Hovis Lester
Hovis Lester Westberry, age 78,
died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at
Raulerson Hospital. He was born
April 27, 1927, in Jesup, Ga., and
lived in Okeechobee for over 25
He is preceded in death by: his
daughter, Joyce Hopkins.
Survivors include: son, Michael
Westberry of Deland; daughter,
Annette Westberry Agee; two sis-
ters, Louise Smith of Reidsville, Ga.,
and Jeannette Grice of Okee-
chobee. In addition, he is survived
by five grandchildren; one great-
grandchild; and, a host of nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services were held

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Buxton
Funeral Home, 110 N.E. Fifth
Street, Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of the Buxton
Funeral Home.

Gary 'Pops' Canevari
Gary "Pops" Canevari, age 57,
died Oct. 31, 2005, at Lawnwood
Regional Medical Center in Ft.
Pierce. He was born May 3, 1948,
in Fort Lauderdale, and had been a
resident of Okeechobee since
1999. He was a member of the
Believers Fellowship Church; a
member of the Okeechobee Vol-
unteer Fire Department; the Red
Cross; Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237; and, was.a,football
trainer for Okeechobee High

School. He was also a member of
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hobbies includ-
ed hunting.
include: his
wife of sixteen
years, Judy
Canevari of
Okeechobee; .
Donna (Art) Gary "Pops"
McGinnis, Canevari
Sandy Canevari
of Ft. Laud-
erdale, Pam (Mike) Segarra of
Cooper City, Sheri Leitch (Ken
Franklin) of Dallas, Texas and Jodi
(Ray) Basha of Davie; son, Major
John (Lisa) Haas of Panama City;
eleven grandchildren; father, Louis

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Gene (Jackie) Canevari of Lake
Placid, Roger (Peggy) Canevari of
Raleigh, N.C., Raymond (Sherry)
Canevari of Pensacola; and, sisters,
Mary Ann (Chuck) Glover of Port
Salerno, Janet (Dan) Karns of
Coconut Creek, and Linda (Kevin)
Thistle of Sunrise.
Visitation will be Saturday, Nov.
5, 2005, from 10 until .11 a.m. with
service to follow at the First Baptist
Church, 310 S.W Fifth Ave., Okee-
chobee. Pastor Nick Hopkins will
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to the Okeechobee Fire
Department Volunteers.
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Funeral Home and Crematory.

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WATER SYSTEM: You would think that the OUA would have enough
sense to do something after the problem with the lake last year getting
stirred up by the hurricanes. They should have a system in by this time to
provide water for the people of this town. The problem is that they don't
have enough generators to keep the lift stations pumping and that is the
reason that there was a problem. (Editor's Note: While it is correct that
OUA used generators to power their lift stations, that doesn't have any-
thing to do with the drinking water problem that occurred after Hurri-
cane Wilma. The lift stations move wastewater through OUA lines to
their wastewater treatment plant on Cemetery Road. The drinking water
problem was due to too much sediment in water from Lake Okee-
chobee that clogged filters. A pump was then installed in the Rim Canal
to pump cleaner water from there to the OUA surface water treatment
plant, but it wasn't strong enough to force the water over the dike. A fire
truck was then used to pump the water from the Rim Canal to the plant.
OUA is now considering options to avoid this problem.

TRASH: My husband and I took our little one to the Halloween in the
park that the local churches put on and it was so nice to have somewhere
safe to go. My only disappointment is that people threw their trash down
- it was like walking around the dump. I could barely push the stroller it
was so nasty. I would love to know what is so hard about throwing
garbage in the garbage basket? Such things as this ruin ruins it for the little
ones that deserve it. It is not fair that the churches have to go behind and
pick up after you. If it is your little one doing it, tell them it isn't right and to
put it where it belongs.

GOOD JOB: I would like to say thanks to our Emergency Manage-
ment, our police officers and our Fire/Rescue for doing such a good job
keeping Okeechobee safe during the hurricane this year. Okeechobee
had a plan, the county stuck to it, and we were up and running in no time.
I think that they deserve to hear what a good job they did.

PAPER DELIVERY: I live in Basswood and I would like to thank our
Okeechobee News delivery gal. We have yet to receive a wet paper. If it is
raining or if the grass is wet, she puts the paper in two different plastic
,sleeves and ties one end. Also, I sure do appreciate the paper being
thrown over my fence.

DISASTERAREA: FEMA finally you declared us a disaster zone. Please
help everyone.

PRO WRESTLING: I was reading about professional wrestling
returning to Okeechobee. It has the time, Nov. 5, at 7:30, but it doesn't
say where it will be held. Please let us know. (Editor's Note: Although it
wasn't in the article, it was stated in the cutline under the photo it
states that the matches will be held in the convention center at the
KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. However, it should have also
been mentioned in the article and we apologize for that.)

HALLOWEEN: If you had a chance to make it to the, Halloween at
the park, I am sure that there are many who feel as I do. It was a great
idea and hat's off to all who put this together. But you cannot expect
small children to stand in line for half hour to 45 minutes without get-
ting cranky to then get nothing because they didn't win the game. I am
sure that when this was planned you could not have been thinking
how many children actually trick-or-treat. I had my small children all
dressed up and they were excited until we got to the park and they
stood in line after line with older children trying !o cut in. There was no
parking. We walked two blocks for a'handlul of candy and an upset
child. The line for the bags was so long that we missed out. Please
don't take away our right to trick-or-treat again. I think that you should
have Halloween this Saturday since all power has been restored to the

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Community Events

Martha's House banquet rescheduled
The Martha's House Appreciation Banquet has been
rescheduled to Tuesday, Nov. 8. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Civic Center on U.S. 98. The public is welcome.
Call (863)763-2893 for information.

Medicare seminar is scheduled
An educational seminar for Medicare Part D prescription
coverage will be held at the VFW Post #9528 in Buckhead
Ridge on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. For information, call

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Looking Back...
During World War II when displays of patriotism were the rule of the day, this group of Okeechobee students and their
faculty members were publicly patriotic when they gathered each morning to salute the flag flying proudly outside the
elementary and high school buildings. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens?
If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can
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Upcoming Events

Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
'(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from
8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For infor-
mation, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
A.Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers and
is facilitated by Enid Boutrin, M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and
Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2
until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve your place
in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your
loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day
Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information about.respite care, call Lou
at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome to
join. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportu-.
nity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.

Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.

Okeechobee Christian Cycles holds a ride every Saturday, weather
permitting. The group meets at 7 a.m. at the Style Studio, 1600 S.R. 70 E.
for the weekly meeting and leaves promptly at 7:30 a.m. Anyone interest-
ed in riding is invited. For information contact Holly Stewart at (863) 610-
1251, Debbie Izzo at 634-6257, or Gene Roddenberry at 610-1841.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, 1925
U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using
alcohol and other intoxicating drugs, and a desire to manage their emo-
tional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-1026.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the Oakview
Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St. They would like to extend an invitation
to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR to attend, from October
through May. For information call regent Ruth Lawson at (863) 763-2492,
or vice-regent and registrar Bonnie Hill at (772) 597-4235.

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.

Community Events

Training for GaL volunteers offered
Training sessions for Guardians ad Litem volunteers will be held
on three Fridays in November Nov. 4, 11 and 18. Training sessions
will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church,
350 N.W California Blvd., in Port St. Lucie. Volunteers must be 21
years of age, submit an application, submit to a criminal background
check, submit to a personal reference check and attend 30 hours of
training that includes courtroom observation and independent study.

VNA hosting free memory screenings
The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), 208 S.E. Park St., will host
free memory loss screenings on Friday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. until 2:30
p.m. Screenings will be done by appointment only. To make an
appointment, call Donna True at 800-861-7826, ext. 1, or (772) 285-
6291. The screenings will be done by a nurse or social worker from
St. Mary's Memory Disorder Center. Screenings are open to anyone
concerned about memory loss.

Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thursday,
Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. in the hospital cA-Leiicu. Tliis is a free community
program. For information, call Wanda Haas, RN, CDE, at (863)763-

Hospice planning yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale Friday, Nov. 4, and
Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the
Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer House at S.E. Fourth Street and
Third Avenue, next to the Hospice Residence. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations will be accepted
at this location.

VFW Ladies group plan garage sale
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary is now accepting your donations for
their Nov. 4 and 5 garage sale to be held at the VFW Post #10539,
located 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. There will be sausage, biscuits and gravy
served for breakfast at the sales, as well as Sloppy Joes for lunch at
the Nov. 4 sale.

SFWMD hosting special meeting
A Kissimmee River Valley Recreational Use meeting will be held
Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. until noon at the SFWMD Okeechobee
Service Center, 205 N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201, on the second floor of
the Bank of America Building. For information, call Kelli Stickrath at

Eastern Star planning yard sale
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Starwill hold a
yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 5, in the parking lot of the former U-Save
Supermarket, 2700 U.S. 441 S., from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you have
items you would like to donate contact Margaret Smith, worthy
matron, at (863) 467-8020.

Church to host annual bazaar
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee will hold their
annual bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the
church fellowship hall at 200 N.S. Second St. There will be variety of
items including crafts, quilted items, knives, nuts, baked goods, white
elephant items and a silent auction. A lunch consisting of soup and
sandwiches will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds from
the bazaar will to mission projects. For information, call (863) 763-

Hammock State Park hosts festival
Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring will hold their 20th
Annual Civilian Conservation Corps Festival Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m. There will be an antique car show, arts and craft vendors, live
music, kids activities, tram ride, hayrides, CCC Alumni Reunion, a
cracker cowboy poet, pony rides, living history re-enactments and
more! Park admissions $4 per carload (up to eight people). Arts and
crafts vendors are needed. The participation fee is $10.70 for the
entire day. Contact Dorothy L. Harris at (863) 634-7695; or, by e-mail
at dorothy.l.harris@dep.state.fl.us for information or to request a
vendor packet. Interested food vendors should contact Nancy Davis
of the Hammock Inn directly at (863) 385-7025.

Girl Scouts to host Reunion Tea
The Okeechobee Girl Scouts Pegasus Service Unit is hosting a
special Adult Tea Party for current and former Girl Scouts and Girl
Guides. All adults who have been involved in Girl Scouting or Girl
Guides over the years and those who were Girl Scouts in their youth
are invited. The tea will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2 until 4 p.m. at
the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St. The Scouts are
also looking for old uniforms and books for a display. For informa-
tion, contact Laurie Pharr at (863) 634-0465.

Free nutrition class offered
Dr. Edward W Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class on Monday, Nov. 7, and Monday, Nov.
21, at 5:30 p.m. The classes will be held in his office at 916 W North
Park St. For details and information, call (863)763-4320.

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Brahman boys' basketball schedule 2005-2006

Special to Okeechobee News/Daryl Roehm
Brahman head coach Chris Branham (left) presented senior
Chris Cyr (right) with the August Publix/Okeechobee News
Athlete of the Month award.

Chris Cyr is named

top athlete for August

Junior Varsity/Varsity game
times listed in this order: J.V.
time/Varsity time
Nov. 15-Tip-off Classic-home-
6/7:30 p.m.
Nov. 16-Tip-off Classic-home-
6/7:30 p.m.
Nov. 21-Moore Haven-away-
6/7:30 p.m.
Nov. 22-lnlet Grove-home-
6/7:30 p.m.
Nov. 22-Walker Memorial
Academy-Freshman game-
home-4:30 p.m.
Nov. 29-Lake Placid-home-
6/7:30 p.m.
Nov. 30-Sebastian River-
home-4:30/6/7:30 p.m. (Fresh-
men, J.V & Varsity)
Dec. 2-Jensen Beach-away-
4:30/6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 6-Lincoln Park-home-
6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 6-Vero, Beach-home-
4:30 p.m. (Freshmen)
Dec. 9-Ft. Pierce Westwood-

away-6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 10-Suncoast-away-
6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 13-Forest Hill-home-
6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 16-Glades Central-away-
4:30/6/7:30 p.m. (Freshmen, J.V.
& Varsity)
Dec. 20-Jensen Beach-home-
4:30/6/7:30 p.m. (Freshmen, J.V.
& Varsity)
TBA-Holiday Tournament-
Jan. 3-Westwood-home-
6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 6-Lincoln Park-away-
6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 10-Suncoast-home-
6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 12-Lake Placid-away-
6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 13-John Carroll-home-
6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 13-Heartland Christian
School-home-4:30 p.m. (Fresh-

Jan. 17-Forest Hill-away-
6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 19-Sebring-9th/JV only-
away-4:30/6 p.m.
Jan. 20-Glades Central-home-
6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 24-Inlet Grove-away-
6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 24-Heartland Christian
School-away-6 p.m. (Freshmen)
Jan. 27-South Fork-away-
4:30/6/7:30 p.m. (Freshmen, J.V.

The Okeechobee High School
volleyball team conducted a cow-
pie bingo fundraiser on Oct. 20.
Five hundred dollar winners were
Lisa Barton of Belle Glade and
Marilyn Pritchard of Okeechobee.

& Varsity)
Jan. 30-Walker Memorial
Academy-away-6 p.m. (Fresh-
Jan. 31-Treasure Lake Con-
Feb. 2-Moore Haven-home-
6/7:30 p.m.
Feb. 2-Vero Beach-away-'l:3
p.m. (Freshmen)
Feb. 6-11-District Tourna

The $250 winner was Tim
Lawrence of West Palm Beach.
The team and coaches wish to
thank the community for their
support and encouragement.

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School sen-
ior Chris Cyr was selected as the
male Athlete of the Month for
August for his performance as a
Brahman football player. Cyr was
nominated by his coach for this
award for his 11 tackles in one
game. He was selected by the
school's varsity coaches at a recent

coaches meeting. As a senior ath-
lete Cyr is now eligible for Athlete
of the Year honors in May 2006.
Cyr has been playing football
since the second grade and is a
four-year letterman in the sport. He
is also a member of the Brahman
varsity baseball team. Cyr plans to
continue in sports when he leaves
O.H.S. for college.
He is the son of Richard and
Debra Cyr.

2005-2006 Brahman

wrestling schedules

The Brahman wrestling season
began on Nov. 1. The following
are the schedules for both the
Nov. 23-Osceola Duals-Kissim-
mee-1 p.m.
Dec. 3-University Girls' Tourna-
ment-Orlando-10 a.m.
Dec. 17-Battle on the Lake-
home-10 a.m.
Jan. 21-Poinciana tourney-Poin-
ciana High School, Kissimmee-10
Jan. 28-Girls' State Tournament-
Osceola High School, Kissimmee-
Boys' wrestling
Nov. 16-South Fork-home-7
p.m. (subject to change)
Nov. 30-Ft. Pierce Central-away-
6 p.m.
Dec. 3-Shark Invitational tour-
fiey-Sebastian River-1 0 a.m.
:: Dec. 3-Ft. Pierce Central junior
varsity tournament-away-10 a.m.
Dec. 10-Big Lake Classic-home-

9 a.m.
Dec. 14-Sebastian River dual-
home-7 p.m.
Dec. 17-Battle on the Lake (jun-
ior varsity)-home-10 a.m.
Jan. 4-Centennial dual-home-6
Jan. 6-7-Clewiston-away- 10
Jan. 11-W.T. Dwyer dual-away-
7 p.m.
Jan. 14-Vero Beach tourney-
Jan. 18-Martin County dual-
home-7 p.m.
Jan. 21-Treasure Lake Confer-
ence-Jensen Beach- 10 a.m.
Jan. 25-Ft. Pierce Westwood
dual-home-7 p.m.
Jan. 28-Polk County Tourna-
ment-Lake Gibson-10 a.m.
Feb. 4-Districts-To be
announced-10 a.m.
Feb. 10-11-Regionals-To be
Feb. 16-18-State Tournament-

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Special to Okeechobee News/Daryl Roehm
Amanda May (left) accepted the Female Athlete of the Month
award for September from her father volleyball coach George
May (right).

May named September's

top female athlete at OHS

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Lady Brahman netter Amanda
May was selected as the
Publix/Okeechobee News female
Athlete of the Month for Septem-
ber by the varsity coaches of
Okeechobee High School. As a
senior she is now eligible for Ath-

lete of the Year honors in May
2006. She is the top setter on the
team and one of the top setters in
the area.
May has been playing volley-
ball for the past seven years and
won the Lady Brahman Setter
Award in 2004..
She is the daughter of George
and Susan May.

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Special to Okeechobee News/Sunni Adams
First place winners at the recent Russ Adams Taekwondo golf tournament were (left to right)
Ross Squadrito, Tim Squadrito, Ken Burdette and Kenny Curran.

Second.place winners at the inaugural Russ Adams Taekwondo golf tourney were (left to
right) Noah Baker, Mike Hedges, Terry Mastalar and Lars Bylund.

Local team wins links tournament

The inaugural Russ Adams
Taekwondo Golf Tournament
was held on Oct. 15 at the Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club. All
proceeds from this tournament
will be used to support taekwon-
do students at the national tour-
nament in March 2006.
The results of this tourney are
as follows:

First place: Ross Squadrito,
Anthony Squadrito, Ken Bur-
dette and Kenny Curran. Second
place: Noah Baker, Mike
Hedges, Terry Mastalar and Lary
Bylund. Last place: the team of
Chris Loschiada. Closest to the
pin: Kody Stephens (gold), Tom
Smiley (white) and Darlene Bai-
ley (red). Longest drive: Dallas

Spriggs (gold), Anthony Squadri-
to (white) and Vicki Onings
Russ Adams, Jr., owner of
Russ Adams Taekwondo and his
students would like to thank all
who supported and sponsored
this tourney for making the
event such a success.

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Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary has served as the civilian,
non-military component of the
Coast Guard. Today, the 33,000
volunteer men and women of the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are
active on the waterways and
classrooms in over 2,000 cities
and towns across the nation.
Each year, Auxiliarists (folks just
like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results
of these efforts save taxpayers
hundreds of millions of dollars
every year. For information, call
(863) 467-3085.

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ence. This statement is- proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth choir.
Wouldn't you like to make a dif-
ference? If so, please contact Rick
Hargraves at EYDC, 7200 U.S.
Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee, Fl.
34972. (863) 763-2174, ext. 234.

Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the library's
web page at www.heart-
lineweb.org/oke and choose the
link to the Online Book Club. Sim-
ply follow the directions on the
page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After vou have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new
book. There is no charge for this
service. You don't even need a
library card. All you need is an e-
mail address and five minutes a
day to sample the wonderful
world of reading.

Subsidized childcare
enrollment under way
The Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition is cur-
rently enrolling eligible children
into subsidized childcare. The
program is currently serving chil-
dren age birth to kindergarten
age. Both parents must be work-
ing or attending some type of
school or training. There is an
income limit based on family size.
Call 1-(866) 273-6340 to be placed
on the waiting list.

Food Pantry
has re-opened
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open
again. We are located at 312 N.
Parrott Ave. in the back parking
lot of the church. Our temporary
gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you
need is an I.D. The hours of oper-
ation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until

Make a difference
through mentoring
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee County
need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information, call
Toni Doyle at (863) 462-5863.

FPL program helps
with emergency funds
The American Red Cross
Okeechobee Branch is a Care to
Share Partner Agency. The Care to
Share Program is sponsored by
FPL and is designed to provide
emergency assistance funds to
customers who are in a crisis situ-
ation and unable to pay their elec-
tric bill. To find out if you qualify
for Care to Share assistance,
please stop by the American Red
Cross Office at 323 N. Parrott Ave.
or call (863) 763-2488. The Care
to Share office hours are Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from 8:30
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BEAGLE- Male with collar
found in Frostproof on North
Lake Reedy approx 1 week
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guidebook, "Filet Crochet
Table Runners and
Placemats," includes charts
and step-by-step instructions
for six elegant designs. As a
bonus, four of the designs
include matching placemats.

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc 560
Clothing 565
Coins-Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health u Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.
Equipment 665
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Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
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Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
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15,000 btu, paid $400, sell
for $250.

TION- $75 (407)436-1901
great cond. $500
of Antique furniture.
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337

Size, Electric, New Paid
$325 asking $200. neg.
more. Like new. $200.
FREEZER, upright, small, exc.
cond., 1/2 price $150 firm,
no hurricane damage,
(863)467-8720 BHR
& RANGE, Continuous clean-
ing. Almond. Both Kenmore.
$200 will sep. 863-467-8254
4 Burners, Oven storage
drawer. Works great! $75.
WASHER, $75.
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no. further than the

SHED- Wolly, 14'x28', 8K
new, Extras. Asking $6000.

SHED- 8 x10, wired, vinyl
siding, windows, 1 yr old, a
must see!! $1295

CERAMIC TILE, 190 sq. ft.,
light beige, 16 1/4"x16 1/4",
w/ 3 bags of mortar & grout,
$325 neg. (863)467-9443
VINYL SIDING- for a mobile
home, cream color, $100 for
all (863)467-6423

Toddler, 4-5 & 7-10 yrs. old.
Size 6 & 7. $30 for all, will
sep. (863)824-8749

Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection. Mid 80's & 90's
$500 or best offer. Call
(863)763-8943ask for Tracy

COMPUTER running Win-
dows XP & Microsoft 2003.
17" monitor. Complete sys-
tem. $250 (863)763-2034
Win. XP, Word, Games,
Complete $150.

/Oxygen tanks, hoses & gaug-
es, drill presses, multi grind-
ers, $2000 (863)763-9527

COUCH, California Style, light
colors, L-shaped, w/formica
corner table, $150.
$1000 will sell separately.
863)763-4248 or
CHAIRS, $100.
DOUBLE BED- Box spring &
mattress & frame. Good
condition $40.
Mattress & Box Spring, queen
size, $100. (863)697-0951
new, Dark blue, $200. Will
separate. (239)645-3620

matic, 48volts, Club car,
$125 (863)697-2033
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART- Club Car, 2000,
Gas, Reconditioned. Low
hours w/top & windshield.
$2450. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, '90,
Electric w/36 volt battery
charger. Reconditioned.
$1295. (863)675-1472

ing'$400 or will trade
leather bound vol. all about
uns. Cost $950 now
350 863-697-2033

new, used 6 mos., paid
$850, sell for $650.

EARNINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made, 24K,
lO0yr old. Asking $575 nego-
tiable (863)634-9620 Okee

ROCKERS (2), Loveseat (1),
chaise lounge (1) bar stools
w/ backs (4). $400 all, will
separate. (863)763-9608
TABLE, round, white washed,
glass top, with 4 high/back
chairs, $225.

I~e ia-No ic

14hp. 42" cut, engine good,
deck fair, good for parts, or
co cart $100 (863)357-1236

ROUND PEN- galvanized, 2"
pipe rails, 15 panels with
gate, purchased in '05, $995
neg. (863)801-6220.
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NEON SIGN- 3'x8', Aluminum,
Lights up, Nearly new,
$1000. (863)634-1909
good for carpenter or me-
chanic $25 (863)801-5353

GUITARS (2) 1 black Austin
6 string. 1 Secova 6 string
Spanish style. $225 for both
or will sep. (863)467-1910
sound & beautiful pc. of furni-
ture. Moving. Pd. $4800, sac-
rifice $1200 (863)763-9608
SHO-BUD Pedal steel guitar
amp. Works good $300
863)763-9592 or
863) 34-0399

with tray, asking $20.
very sweet, $160 with cage.
PET SHEEP- 3 mos, female,
$75 (863)675-0247.
RABBIT (10) $100 for all, will
sep. (863)635-4690
RABBIT CAGES (10) $100 for
all, will sep. (863)635-4690
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $25 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.
LaBelle area.

HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1499.

per Magnum, new with case
and access. $175
(502)931-8101 cell.
TELESCOPE Celestron Pro.,
Barlows, target scope, on tri-
pod, serious inquiries only
$225 (863)763-3551

SONY VEGA 36", 2yrs old,
paid $2200 asking $1000 Firm
or trade for Pistols. Ft. Pierce
TOSHIBA 50", wide screen,
HD. Still under warranty. Pd
$1800 asking $800

GENERATOR- Coleman, 5000
watt, 10 HP, new in box,
wheel kit included. 220 plug
$515. (863)763-0944.

Silver. Adjustable. $20 or will
separate. (863)763-5120
PLAYHOUSE, Welcome home
2 Step, outdoor, will deliver
locally, $150.
XBOX w/ chip & hard drive.
Complete system & 8 games.
$300 (863)673-5206
XBOX- With 8 games (incl Ha-
lo, Halo 2, Spiderman, Fable,
& others), 1 controller and all
cords $200. (863)673-5206

VCR, Sharp, 2 yrs. old, like
new, w/32 factory pre-re-
corded tapes & 2 new blank
tapes, $80.(772)461-8822


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed ,Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn 5 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry. Supplies 860
Seeds 'Plants.
Flowers 865

BOX BLADE, 7' wide with 3pt.
hitch $75. (863)357-2803

LAWN TRAILER- 3x4, 6" tires,
new, Stainless steel con-
struction, $300
good condition. $75.


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

furnished. Very nice. No pets.
1st & sec. (863)634-0322

Okeechobee 2br, 2ba, No
pets, Privacy fepce. Very
nice. $950. mo. + $950.
Sec. dep Call 863-467-1005

CBS, '03, 3/2, on 1 fenced
acre, $1250 mo., no inside
pets, non-smoking environ-
ment, 467-0756 or
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles west of Okeechobee
on Hwy. 70, $1300.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified

Stenciling for Beginners

Stenciling can be used to decorate almost any sur
face, and you donOhave to be an artist to have fui
and make quality stencil prints. All you need is
full-color, 27-page guidebook, "Stenciling Made
Easy For Beginners." The book features all of th(
information you need to get started, plus step-by-stej
instructions for nine projects. You'll learn tech
niques such as swirling, pouncing and shading, wha
types of paints and brushes to use, how to cut you
own stencils plus much more.
The projects include a French flower bucket,
wooden planter (pictured above), a canvas vest
designs for stenciling on walls, a tablecloth and nap
kins plus four others.

Stenciling Made Easy for Beginners guidebook
(No. P9280)... $8.95
Also available:
How to Stencil If You Think You Can't guidebook
(No. HP2015) ... $5.95
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Single Mom with 1 child. Dis-
placed by hurricane. Rent less
than $600 mo. (863)634-5113

OKEE, Female preferred, 3br,
1 ba Oak Park, Furn., Kit.
priv. Must like dogs. $425
inc until. (863)467-6251

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 106I
Real Estate Wanted I 065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

42ft. Park Model w/8 ft. Florida
Rm., Car Port & Storage Shed.
Water Softner & RO System,
All apple Washer & Dryer, TV.
$55,000. (863)467-9556

for delivery.

Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee

Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new
screened room/carport, new
roof, $95,000.
Waterfront, 3B/R, new homes
available starting at
$310,000. Close to town.
Split plans, Owner suites,
large kitchens, 2 car garage.
Won't last! (863)763-6376


Boats 300.
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 30(5

BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $150.
CRIS CRAFT '82 25' cabin
cruiser, all orig. fiberglass, in-
board V8. Only in fresh water.
$8500 (863)357-7406
w/Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond. $1550 (561)644-1590
Dual aluminum trailer, 150 hp
Evenrude. $5900. Call for
more info. 239-498-3136

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your trash to treasure
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10 Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 3, 2005

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iPubli Notice500

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PONTOON BOAT-1986- 24',
gdod shape, 40HP Merc, no
trailer, ready to go

Pk- w/AC sunroom, free boat
slip w/access to river/ lake.
Best offer (863)467-6782

SKYLINE '91 5th Whl, Front
Liv. Rm. Good cond. Water-
front lot w/lake access. $200
mo. $7711 neg 863-801-3841

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Gun Cabinet
Every sportsman needs a secure place to store his
firearms between hunts and during the off season.
Now do-it-yourselfers can meet that need with this
handsome gun cabinet project. The cabinet has
space for six rifles or shotguns, plus a roomy cabinet
below for shooting supplies. It measures 80 in. tall
by 21 in. wide by 14 in. deep.

Gun Cabinet plan (No. 646)... $9.95
Gun Cabinets Package (No. C124)
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SUNLINE '05- 28 ft, 4 point
leveling system, elec tongue
jack, twin 30 Ib propane
tanks, CA, furnace, under
warranty, awning, SS appl.,
QS bed, bunkbeds, MWO,
Harley Davidson model haul-
er In/Outside stereo system.
$18,995 (863)801-6220
Wheel by Fleetwood, 34.5B,
24 Ft. Awning, 3 slide outs,
oak cabinets, no smoke or
pets. Garage kept. 5th wheel
hitch. $17,500. 314-640-3195

HONDA SHADOW 500- '85,
Good condition, Runs great
Gas saver. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-7046

GO CART- 2 seater, Camo seat
cover, dark green, good con-
dition $800 (863)635-2348.
leave msg.


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 40301
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4i)50
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 40601
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

eng., Auto., Ice cold A/C, Runs
good. Need TLC. $5000 or
best offer. (863)801-3841
CHEVY GEO '90- 3cyl, runs
good, needs TLC $350
CHEVY LUMINA, '93, good air,
runs good, new tires, 87k
miles, $1900 neg.
FORD TEMPO, '88, 46k mi., 6
cyl., auto, runs good, needs
TLC, $1200. (863)467-8449
Cartier, one owner, always
garaged. 102K mi, excellent
cond. $3800 (863)357-7406
to., 5 spd., A/C. Good on gas.
Like new. $1500 Firm
VOLVO 740 ,'91- excellent
shape, cold AC, $2500

LOADER- Massey 44, front
end loader, $2200 or trade
for Grapple Boom,

FORD BRONCO- '81, Full size,
needs motor, has some rust.
Great for hunting or play.
$500. (239)248-7960
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and looks
good. Will trade for car hauler
trlr. 863-673-0920/675-9243.

(3) 20", 2 on tires, $500
Transmission. $400. or will
separate. (863)675-2558
tor parts. Lower unit, dis-
tributor & other parts. $100 or
best offer (863)675-6738
TIRES- 4, Mickey Thompson,
15" 35x14.50 $300.
863-763-9592 or
TIRES (6) Good Year, Wran-
gler HT 235x85R16. Load
range E. Like new. $600 for
all, will sep. (239)898-1916
cial, aluminum, fits 8ft longbed
p/u, Asking $500 or best offer

FORD F150 '95- good condi-
tion, with camper top,
AM/FM, 10 CD changer
$6300 neg. (863)675-8999.
FORD F250, '85, crew cab,
351 Windsor engine, runs
great, $1000.

1) 5x10 w/end gate,
1) 5x10 w/dump & end
gate, $1800. (863)357-5754
Heavy Duty. $450.
Used 1 time. $850.

Needs transmission work.
$575. (561)644-1590
A/C, Good gas mileage,
Good condition $1800.

Bartow, Flonda
September 20, 2005
Advertisement No. 2
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, No-
vember 17, 2005 at the District Office, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Flonda 33830 for the following work.
Bids received will be opened and publicly read aloud in the 3rd Floor Planning
Multi-Purpose Conference Room. Sealed bids may be mailed and must be re-
ceived pnor to bid opening to State of Florida Department of Transportation, 801
North Broadway Ave., Attn: District Contracts MS 1-18, Bartow, Flonda 33830. If
the bid amount is greater than $250,000.00 on construction projects, the Con-
tractor must be pre-qualified as required by Florida Statute 337.14(1) and Rule
Proposal Forms will not be issued after 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednes-
day, November 16, 2005. Plan holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on
Thursday, November 10, 2005.
416414-1-52-01. Improvements consist of drainage improvements, curb and
gutter, base work, and signalization on State Road 60 from a point West of Kid El-
lis Rd. easterly 0.040 Mi. to a point East of Kid Ellis Rd., Mulberry. (Approx 65
Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Dawnann Roberts
(863) 519-2227 dawnann roberts(dot state fl us BUDGET AMOUNT
413928-1-52-01. Improvements consist of widening, adding turn lane, base
work, curb and gutter, and highway signing and pavement marking on SR 600
(US 92) from Lynchburg Rd. easterly 0.096 Mi. to a point East of Lynchburg Rd.,
Winter Haven. Approx 30 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Daw-
nann Roberts, 863) 519-2227 dawnann robertst dot state flus BUDGET
NANCIAL PROJECT NO: 419968-1-72-01 Work consists of clearing & grubbing,
power shearng & tree trimming & removal. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE:
PROJECT MANAGER: John Anderson (63) 674-4027 John.An -
son(dot.state.fl.us. BUDGETAMOUNT $105,00.00.
412788-1-72-0; Work consists of sweeping on the Primary System. (Approx
(863) 519-7924. David Barthleddot state flus BUDGET AMOUNT $71,246.00.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PO Box 1249, Bartow,
Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be made payable to the
State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will be made. The right
Is reserved to reject any or all bids.
Cheryl Sanchious
Distinct Contracts Administrator
91828 ON/CGS 10/27;11/3


The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a
Comprehersive Everglades Restoration Plan Regulation Act (CERPRA) permit
(File No. 0236494-003-GL) to the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville
District, Post Office Box 4970, Jacksonville, Florida 32232-0019, for the con-
struction and cycle testing of the Kissimmee River ASR Pilot Project. The pilot
project will provide information regarding the characteristics of the aquifer system
within the Kissimmee River Basin, as well as determine the hydrogeological and
geotechnical characteristics of the upper Flondan Aquifer The pilot project will
also deterrrine the specific water quality characteristics of waters to be injected.
the specific water quality characteristics and the amount of water recovered from
the aquifer, and the water quality characteristics of water within the receiving aq-
The project involves the construction and cycle testing of a 24-inch diameter Class
V, Group 7 ASR well and associated surface water treatment, conveyance, and
monitoring systems. The ASR well will be constructed to recharge, store, and re-
cover water from the Upper Flondan Aquifer System (FAS), a confined aquifer
ranging in depth between 600 to 1,000 feet below land surface (bls) at the project
location. The ASR system will be designed to recharge and recover approximate-
ly 5 million gallons of treated water per day (MGD). The raw surface water will be
treated to meet primary drinking water standards via filtration, and ultraviolet (UV)
disinfection prior to ASR recharge into the FAS During recovery, the water wiil be
treated via aeration prior to discharge back into the Kissimmee River No wetland
impacts are anticipated from the construction/cycle testing of this project.
The Kissimmee ASR site is located approximately 1 mile north of the confluence of
the Kissimmee River (C-38 Canal) and Lake Okeechobee. Coordinates of the site
are: Lattude/Longitude 27o11'00"N/80o53'00"W, Center of Section 12, Township
38 South, Range 34 East. Access to the site is via a paved access road that runs
from highway 78 Northeast along the eastern bank of the Kissimmee River The
land is owned by the SFWMD. Upstream of the site, the S-65E structure regu-
lates iver discharge into Lake Okeechobee.
The Department will issue the permit unless a timely petition for an administrative
hearing is filed pursuant to sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes
The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below. Mediaton is un-
der Chapter 120 shall not be available
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed
permitting decision may petition for an administrative heanng in accordance with
sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain
the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Of-
fice of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 35,Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000,
Pe ...... i ,, ,n i,, ,,, i ,, I, listed below must be filed within 21
1 i.iii,, i. ', .,i ,, i-,,i I,,, days of receipt of the written notice.
whichever occurs first. Under section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes, however,
any person who has asked the Department for notce of agency action may file a
petitionwithin 21 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publica-
tion, A petitioner must mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address
indicated above, at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition
within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to
request an administrative determination (hearing) under sections 120.569 and
120.57 of the Florida Statutes, or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as
a party to it. Any subsequent intervention will be only at the discretion of the pre-
siding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of
the Florida Administrative Code.
A petition must containthe following information:
a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner, the applicant's
name and address, the Department Permit File Number, and the county in which
the project is proposed;
b)A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Depart-
ment's action or proposed action;
c)A statement of how each petitioners substantial interests are affected by the De-
partments action or proposed action;
d) A statement of the material facts disputed by the petitioner, if any;
e) A statement of the facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modifi-
cation of the Department's action or proposed action;
f) A statementidentifying the rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require re-
versal or modification of the Department's action or proposed action; and
g)A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that
the petitioner wants the Department to take with respect to the action or proposed
action addressed in this notice of intent.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Departments action
is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain
the same information as set forth above, as required by rule 28-106.301.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the Departments final action may be dif-
ferent from the position taken by it in this notice of intent. Persons whose sub-
stantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department on
the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in
accordance with the requirements set forth above. In the event the issuance of
this permit is subjected to a request for hearing pursuant to section 120 569 of
the Florida Statutes, the permitted may, pursuant to section 403.088(g) of the
Florida Statutes, move for an order authorizing the interim construction phase of
the facility.
Any party to this order has the right to seek judicial review of it under section 120.68
of the Florida Statutes, by filing a notice of appeal under rule 9.110 of the Florida
Rules of Appellate Procedure with the clerk of the Department in the Office of
General Counsel, Mail Station 35, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee,
FL 32399-3000, and by filing a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the
applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of
appeal must be filed within thirty days after this order is filed with the clerk of the
The applicant, or any party within the meaning of section 373.114(1)(a) of the Flori-
da Statutes, may also seek appellate review of this order before the Land and Wa-
ter Adjudicatory Commission under section 373.114(1) of the Florida Statutes.
Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must
Sbe filed with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department and
on any person named in this order, as described in section 373.1141)(a), within
20 days from the date when the final order is filed with the Clerk of the Depart-
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