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Betts calls special meeting

County commission meeting may
stave off sheriff's budget appeal
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A special meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 7,
that may bridge the budget gap between the county
and Sheriff Paul May.
"This is a discussion between the sheriff and
board in a final attempt to resolve the budget is-
sue before going to Tallahassee," said Major Noel
Stephen of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO). "He is once again going to ask them to

consider his $16.2 million budget.
"At this point, the sheriff has met with (Okeecho-
bee Board of County Commissioners) Chairman Clif
Betts and they both agree that there is a good pos-
sibility that an agreement can be met," added Maj.
Stephen late Friday, Oct. 1.
The major said only Sheriff May and Mr. Betts
took part in the meeting, and that County Adminis-
trator Lyndon Bonner was not present.
The best part of this budget, added the major, is
that it can be met without Sheriff May having to lay
off any more employees.
See SHERIFF Page 5

Killer knew McBride would

answer knock on front door

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Each month we will
be featuring an un-
solved case in which
CO local investigators are
seeking the communi-
ty's help to resolve the
cold case and provide
closure to the victims'
families. This month's
case deals with the
2009 murder of Kenneth McBride -- Case Num-

ber 0914824.)
Kenneth McBride had spent the
day Sunday, July 12, 2009 cele-
brating his 47th birthday with his
family when he heard a soft knock
on the front door of his 1603 N.E.
Seventh St. home at 11:30 p.m.
When he opened the door he
was confronted by some individu-
als and a fight ensued. Mr. McBride Kenneth
got the better of them and turned McBride
to go back into his home.
All of a sudden, shots rang out and Mr. McBride
See COLD Page 5

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October 3, 2010

October 3, 2010

Okeechobee News

Teen seriously injured in fight

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 16-year-old Okeechobee girl was taken
to a local hospital Thursday night with a life
threatening injury after she was allegedly cut
with a box cutter in a fight with another girl.
Mokweisha Lanige Wilson, 16, was ar-
rested Sept. 30 on a felony charge of ag-
gravated battery with a deadly weapon. She
was booked into the Okeechobee County
Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional De-
tention Facility in Fort Pierce.
An arrest report by Detective Bill Saum
of the Okeechobee City Police Department
(OCPD) stated that the two girls, who used
to be best friends, were fighting in the street

in the 1100 block of N.W. 10th Ave. when
the victim realized she was cut and bleeding
The victim's most seri-
ous injury was a 12-inch
cut across her chest, stated
the report. That injury was
described as life threaten-
ing by an emergency room
doctor at Raulerson Hos-
pital, Detective Saum indi-
Mokweisha coated.
M weisha Detective Saum said the
victim had at least six deep
lacerations and several smaller cuts.
"She's going to be scarred, but she's go-
ing to live," he said.

Hospice to host yard sale on Friday, Oct. 8
Hospice of Okeechobee is holding its Yard Sale Friday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. until noon.
The yard sale is located at the corner of 411 SE 4th and 311 SE 3rd Ave. Funds raised
benefit patient care at The Hamrick Home. For information call 863-467-2321.

Sexual Predator Notification

The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
is disclosing this information to the public in
order to enhance public
safety, awareness and
protection. This informa-
tion is not intended to
increase fear; rather it is
this agency's belief that
an informed public is a
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This bulletin should
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abuse of the information Derrick
to threaten, intimidate or Henr
harass offenders will not He
be tolerated in any man-
The individual who appears in this bul-
letin has served the sentence imposed on
him by the courts and is NOT wanted by the
police at this time.
Sex offenders have always lived in the
communities. The only change is the public
is now better informed.
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Wilson, continued the report, had an es-
timated 1-inch cut on her left hand but that
was apparently her only injury.
A witness to the fight reportedly told De-
tective Saum that the victim did not have a
weapon. However, that victim also stated
that they did not see Wilson cut the victim.
The victim was taken to the emergency
room by her uncle and was then admitted
to the hospital.
According to Detective Saum's report, he
did retrieve blood samples and pieces of hair
weaves at the scene but he was unable to
find the yellow box cutter.

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Reflections from the pulpit

Speak Out has moved online, where
it is quicker and easier to share your
ideas and converse with others. Go to, click on the com-
munity name and your local or state
Public Forum. There, you can create
new topics or comment on existing
topics. What follows is a sampling of
some of the discussions currently tak-
ing place. Thanks for participating!

Amendment 4
With regard to Land Use issues, within
the recent past I dealt with a change in land
use. The property was posted with a sign
telling anyone who looked in that direct
tion it was an issue. All abutters were noti-
fied that there was a meeting scheduled to
discuss this issue. The folks who wanted to
institute the change had to present accurate
professional surveys and drawings of plans.
Hand drawn revisions were not acceptable.
What's wrong with this way of doing things?
The abutters did not want it. They were not
willing to buy us out, which would have giv-
en them the land they needed to accomplish
their plan. Didn't happen.
I think according to Amendment 4, in
addition to everything they do now, they
would have to put land use changes on a bal-
lot for a referendum vote. When only about
half of the voters turn out for a presidential
election, what percentage would turn out
for a referendum on a land use change?
If there is a constitutional mandate
to vote on every change, how much will it
cost? Every time an election is held, it costs
the county money in setting up the polling
places and staff time. While the county is
struggling with a budget now, how much
tax money will have to be set aside to fund
unplanned balloting?
The U.S. is supposed to be a demo-
cratic republic meaning the citizens choose
(vote in) who will represent them in voting
on such matters as amendments to land use
regulation, etc. We, the public, just don't
have the time to spend poring over legal
documents ... we have to work. I think this
year we will see how well a democratic re-
public works when we throw many of our
representatives at all levels of government
out because they haven't represented us
very well at all.

I bet there wouldn't be a 10 percent
voter turnout for any of the land use chang-
es, and those would likely be the ones adja-
cent to the project.
I read there are about 8,000 proposed
changes statewide every year. That would
average to more than 100 per county. Even
if it was one election a year, who wants to
read through 100 proposed land use chang-
es? And how can you make an intelligent
vote without researching every one? Isn't
that why we have the planning board and
the various government agencies whose job
it is to research these and make recommen-
I know the rule of thumb is usually
"don't mess with the Constitution." In the
case of Amendment 4 the public will have
to vote on every little or big land use regula-

If the deputies stopped every kid on a
fourwheeler, golf cart, or even bicycle with-
out a helmet, they would never be able to ac-
complish anything. They have assignments.
They have calls to respond to. They would
never get to go home. They would bankrupt
the agency with overtime. Although illegal,
they can look at the entire situation and
use discretion. I am sure if you or anyone
spotted anyone driving a golf cart recklessly,
you'd confront that person and if a child, his
parent. It's like teenage drinking. We know
it happens and occasionally the sheriff's of-
fice will address it along with the thousand
other things they have to address. So much
is blamed on the S.O. when the issues can
be resolved at home.
How come kids (some whose ages are
in single digits) are allowed to ride golf carts
on the roadway around Lazy 7? There are
probably more deputies living in that devel-
opment than anywhere else in Okeechobee
County, but they continue to do this on a
regular basis. And please don't tell me they
don't know it. I see the potential of major
lawsuits as well as deputies losing their jobs
and lawsuits against them as well. Even the
homeowners themselves could get sued.
Do we really want our deputies to
spend time chasing kids on ATVs and golf
carts or do we want them targeting violent
criminals? Because with the budget cuts, I
think we will have to choose. Parents should
be the ones held accountable if the kids are
riding ATVs and golf carts in the streets.

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Can I be excused?

By Rev. Cary McKee
Pastor, More 2 Life
It's time to come home! It's time to wash
up! It's suppertime! It's time to be excused,
to be set free!
It's time to come home!
Jesus has been calling you. It is not an
accident or happenstance that you are read-
ing this, He is calling you. Some of you have
been running so long. Some of you have
been running all of your life. Running from
one thing to another searching for some-
thing that will satisfy. You thought you found
it, lots of times, but once you got it, you
found out it was empty. There was nothing
there. This world has nothing for you, noth-
ing that will satisfy. It was never meant to,
that was not the plan. Let me share the plan
with you.
Ephesians 1:3-10 Paul outlines the plan.
You see, before time began, there was only
God; the triune Godhead, God the Father,
God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God
purposed one day to expand his fellowship
to a people not yet created. God knows all
things, and He knew that we would fall,
so even before we were created, God's re-
demptive plan included a Lamb that would
be slain, Jesus! God isn't just making up stuff
as He goes along. His plan all along was to
show us how much He loved us through his
Son Jesus Christ! In Him we have forgive-
ness of sin!
I Corinthians 15:3-8 It's time to wash up!
Paul outlines the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
He died for our sins! He really did! If
you believe that Julius Caesar or Napoleon
Bonaparte existed, then you must also be-
lieve that Jesus existed, for there is historical
fact to prove that He did, just as they did.
However, it is not enough to just believe
that He existed. I want you to know He died
for your sin! Historical facts show that the
Roman government crucified him. Anti-
Semitist will tell you that it was the Jews'
fault, but the truth is that the plan was God's
all along. He freely gave His life and He did it
for my sin, so that I might be washed clean.
Our sin separates us from God, and it has

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ever since the fall of Adam. There had to be
the shedding of blood for remission of sin.
The children of Israel were celebrating
Passover during the week of Jesus' death.
Each family had secured their own spotless
lamb that would be sacrificed. The cries of
thousands of lambs being slain went up all
over the city, while at the very same time, Je-
sus Christ, the perfect Lamb of God, was be-
ing crucified for you! He was without stain
or blemish.
II Corinthians 5:21: He knew no sin/He
became sin for us.
Isaiah 53:3-7: He bore our shame. Our
transgression. His work was complete!
The temple veil was torn from top to
bottom. It was the curtain that guarded the
Holy of Holies. It signified separation from
God. Now there would be no more separa-
tion. We can come to Him directly and be
washed clean by the blood of Jesus!
I John 1:9: Come and be washed clean!
You may be thinking, that is an awesome
story, but the plan didn't end there!
On the morning following the Sabbath
(during Passover week), it was the Jewish
custom to celebrate. The Feast of the Sheaf
of First-fruits. The priest would send a young
Israelite into the field to locate the first sheaf
of barley that has sprung up. He brings it to
the priest who waves it over his head as the
people cheer because the sprig signifies the
first-fruits of the upcoming harvest.
I Corinthians 15:22-23: He is the First-fruit!
He makes all things new! Come on home,
it's supper time! Let him wash you!
Can you be excused too? Yes! Come on
home, there is still room at his table. Let Him
set you free.

Moose to hold giant yard sale
The Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge,
at Linda Road & Hwy. 78, will hold a gi-
ant yard sale on Friday and Saturday,
Oct. 8 & 9 from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. to benefit
Mooseheart/Moosehaven. Food and bev-
erages will also be for sale.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

October 3, 2010

Okeechobee News

Tax break proposed for military service members

By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
When Florida voters go to the polls on
Nov.2, they will decide the fate of six amend-
ments that are proposed to the state's con-
stitution. Amendment #2 would give tax
relief to military service members who are
deployed overseas.
Amendment #2: Tax Break for
Deployed Military Personnel
Ballot summary: Proposing an amend-
ment to the State Constitution to require the
Legislature to provide an additional home-
stead property tax exemption by law for
members of the United States military or

Continued From Page 2

"We're cutting expenditures and costs,
but we are not laying off any more than the
nine positions already cut. And, we will con-
tinue that path through next year," said Maj.
Originally, Sheriff May submitted a pro-
posed spending plan of $17,059,651 in May.
However, he was told he had to reduce his
proposal and did so by reducing line items
such as overtime, fuel costs, inmate medi-
cal expenses and utilities. This reduction
brought his proposed budget down to $16.2
But, when it became clear that the com-
missioners were not willing to fund that

Continued From Page 1

went down-he had been shot in the back
of the right shoulder. He died a short time
later at Raulerson Hospital.
"The family was very fortunate that,
because of the number of shots fired, no
one else was struck," said Detective M.D.
Faulkner of the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO). He said multiple shots
were fired and shell casings were found.
Detective Faulkner, who is the case of-
ficer, said he has investigated a large num-
ber of leads but as of Wednesday, Sept. 29,
2010, he's yet to bring Mr. McBride's killers)
to justice.
"I've received and worked many, many
leads and all leads were thoroughly investi-
gated," he said. "What troubles me is that
no one is talking about this case. But people
have, in the past, always come forward and
I believe they will again."
Here are some facts of the case:
Mr. McBride did sell small amounts of
marijuana at the street level.
Whoever knocked on his door that
Sunday night knew he would answer the
door, which lends credence to the thought
that they knew him and how he operated in
his house.
There were items taken from Mr.
McBride that have a bearing on this case.
There was more than one person in-

military reserves, the United States Coast
Guard or its reserves or the Florida National
Guard who receive a homestead exemp-
tion and were deployed in the previous
year on active duty outside the continental
United States, Alaska or Hawaii, in support
of military operations designated by the
Legislature. The exempt amount would be
based on the number of days in the previous
calendar year that the person was deployed
on active duty outside the continental United
States, Alaska or Hawaii in support of mili-
tary operations designated by the Legistla-
ture. The amendment is shceudle to take
effect January 1,2011.
Amendment 2 would require the Legis-
lature to provide an additional homestead
property tax exemption by law for members

amount he submitted his latest budget pro-
posal of $16.6 million on Aug. 4.
The commissioners, however, voted late
in September to fund a sheriff's office bud-
get of $15.1 million.
At that point, Sheriff May told the board
that he would appeal his budget to the
In an effort to avoid attorney fees and
the costs of traveling back and forth from
Okeechobee to Tallahassee, Sheriff May and
Mr. Betts put their heads together and may
have come up with a workable compromise.
Now, with Thursday's meeting, the fate of
their verbal agreement will be in the hands
of the remaining four commissioners.
"The sheriff has some support from the
chairman," said Maj. Stephen.
The major admitted that reducing the line
items and anticipating that the cost of fuel

Those involved left Mr. McBride's prop-
erty on foot.
He was shot with a larger-caliber weap-
Mr. McBride was a very popular man.
Detective Faulkner said he's not found one
person who didn't like Mr. McBride.
Hundreds of people have been inter-
viewed in this case.
The detective said he believes this case
can be solved with the public's assistance.
When Mr. McBride, who did handyman
jobs and mowed lawns, opened the door
that night he did not close it behind him. De-
tective Faulkner said although Mr. McBride
left the door open no one in the house saw
what happened.
"The family was in the home, but they
were in different locations in the home," he
There were also few people out on the
streets that night because it was raining.
Detective Faulkner said he does have
suspects in the case but he still needs some
credible information in order to arrest Mr.
McBride's killers.
"Rumors and hearsay are killing this
case," he said. "I'm looking for that one
piece to put this all together. We need fac-
tual information."
If you have any information pertaining to
the murder of Kenneth McBride, Detective
Faulkner wants to hear from you. To reach
Detective Faulkner, call him at 863-763-3117.
Or, call the TIPS LINE at 863-357-5330.

of the United States military or military re-
serves, the United States Coast Guard or its
reserves, or the Florida National Guard who
receive a homestead exemption and were
deployed in the previous year on active duty
outside the continental United States, Alas-
ka, or Hawaii in support of military opera-
tions designated by the Legislature.
Sponsor: The Florida Legislature
Background: Supporters of this bill
seek to help military service members and
their families while the service member is
deployed overseas. Those in the military re-
serves often face financial hardships when
they are called up for active duty overseas,
due to the difference between the reservist's
pay from a civilian job and his or her military
pay. While some employers make up the dif-

into 2011 is dicey.
"We're going to take these down to the
bare amount and should we overspend we
will ask for funds to cover these expenses
should costs go up outrageously," Maj. Ste-
phen offered.
He said they are having to project fuel
costs from May until September of 2011.
Major Stephen said the sheriff's office is
currently paying $2.59 to $2.60 per gallon. In
the sheriff's proposed $16.2 million budget,
he is hoping that the cost of gas will not go
over $3 per gallon.
Thursday's meeting will begin at 9 a.m.
and will be held in the William L. Hendry
Courtroom located on the second floor of
the Okeechobee Courthouse, 304 N.W Sec-
ond St.



Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near
88. Calm wind becoming north between 5
and 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 67. North wind around 5 mph be-
coming calm.

Extended Forecast
Monday: A 20 percent chance of show-
ers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. North
northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 67. North northeast wind around 5
mph becoming calm.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of show-
ers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North
wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 69. North northeast wind around 5

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MB 11; Florida Lotto: 4-17-18-19-45-47
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ference, employers are not required by law
to do so. The family of any military service
member deployed overseas may also have
additional expenses. The amendment only
applies to military service members and
reservists who own a home in Florida and
already qualify for homestead exemption.
According to the Revenue Estimating
Conference, approximately 25,525 military
personnel who claim Florida as their home
of record were deployed overseas on active
duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008.
In supporting the amendment, the Miami
Dade County Commission passed a resolu-
tion stating: "The property tax credit pro-
posed by SJR 1302 and HJR 833 would serve
to help military families when one or more
family members are deployed overseas,
especially during these trying economic
times." The Bradenton Herald endorsed the
amendment, noting the impact on govern-
ment revenues is slight, The editorial stated
"military personnel and their families make
a great sacrifice when a member serves
overseas -especially in Iraq, Afghanistan
and other dangerous hot spots."
In opposing the amendment an editorial
in the St. Petersburg Times stated, ""Florid-
ians who are serving their country in the mil-
itary during times of war should be honored.
This is not the fairest way to do it."
Sources for this article included the Col
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Community News in Brief


Legion Post to host
Birthday Club and Karaoke
On Sunday, Oct. 3, will be the monthly
covered dish birthday club dinner at Ameri-
can Legion Post 64. Bring a covered dish
and enjoy celebrating everyone's birthday
in October. Open mic karaoke will be from
3-6 p.m.

Political Forum
A political forum will be held Monday,
Oct. 4, at Osceola Middle School Gymna-
sium, 825 S.W 28th St. from 6 to 9 p.m. Can-
didates for U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative
District 16, Governor, Lieutenant Governor,
Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer,
Commissioner of Agriculture, State Repre-
sentative District 79, Okeechobee County
Commission Districts 2 and 4, Okeecho-
bee City Council 3 Seats at Large. The Eco-
nomic Council of Okeechobee is co-host,
Okeechobee Area Agri-Council, Okeecho-
bee Farm Bureau, Okeechobee Democratic
Party, Okeechobee Republican Party and the
American Business Women's Association,
Women of Tomorrow Chapter.

Legion Post to
host dinner dance
American Legion Post 64 will host a Fri-
day, Oct. 4, dinner from 4-8 p.m. with your
choice of six meats, salad, potato, veg., roll
and dessert only $6. Dance music by Mi-
chaels Music Memories starts at 7 p.m.

Shrine Club to host
spaghetti dinner
It's back! The Tuesday night spaghetti din-
ner at the Okeechobee Shrine Club on High-
way 78. The first spaghetti night will start off
the season on Tuesday, Oct. 5. The cost is
just $6 for a great spaghetti dinner with all
the fixins! Come and enjoy good and great
fellowship. For information, please contact
Mac Simpson at 863-484-0427, the Shrine
Club at 863-763-3378 or Kip Gardner at 863-

Farm Bureau Annual
Membership Meeting set
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau's An-
nual Membership Meeting is being held
Thursday, Oct. 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the Civic
Center on Hwy. 98N. Members are being
asked to bring a covered dish of salad, veg-
etable or dessert. Steaks, drinks and rolls are
being provided by the Okeechobee County
Farm Bureau. Please RSVP by Oct. 5, to the
Farm Bureau Office by calling 863-763-3101.

Benefit for Shirley Tripp
A benefit is planned for stroke victim,
Shirley Tripp to include a fund raising dinner
of sliced pork on Oct. 15. Tickets must be
purchased by Oct. 5 and are available for
a $10 donation. For tickets please call Patti
Wilson, 863-697-1075, Dora Seabolt, 863-
634-2022, Mickey Bandi, 863-634-1216, Andy
Arrants, 863-634-6344 or Debbie Conroy,
863-634-0923. Orders can also be faxed to

863-467-0019. Fax orders should include the
number of dinners, total amount of money,
whether the order will be picked up or de-
livered. If delivered delivery location, con-
tact person and number and delivery time.
Delivery is available for 10 or more dinners
ordered at the same location. Dinner pickup
will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First
Baptist Church, ROC, 310 S.W Fifth Ave.

Legion Post to host
local charities yard sale
American Legion Post 64 will host an air
conditioned yard sale to benefit local chari-
ties on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Oct. 6, 7,
and 8 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Donations
will be accepted and can be dropped off at
the American Legion 501 SE Sixth Street,
Okeechobee. For more information call Mir-
iam 863-634-4193.

OHS Drama Club
presents play
The Drama Club at OHS will soon pres-
ent, "The Importance of Being Earnest," a
play by Oscar Wilde, adapted by Ken Wom-
ble in the OHS Auditorium on Oct. 7 and 9
at 7:30 p.m. and also on Oct. 16. at 1:30 p.m.
and 7:30 p.m. All tickets are just $6. For tick-
ets and more information, please call Miss
Raulerson at 863-462-5025 ext 8011.

Clay Shoot fundraiser
benefit planned
Please join us for our second Clay
Shoot fundraiser to benefit the mentor-
ing programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Okeechobee County on Saturday, Oct. 30,
at Quail Creek Plantation, Hwy. 68 E. Orange
Avenue/5 miles east of Hwy. 441. Rolling
start at 8 a.m., $100 per shooter or $375 per
team includes lunch. Call 863-824-BBBS or
make your reservations online at www.bbb-

VFW hall to host
Rowdy Boots Night
North VFW Post 4423 will host a Rowdy
Boots Karaoke Night on Friday, Oct. 8, from
7 until 10 p.m. For more information please
call 863-763-0818.

Online Guestbook
All Obituaries now include Online Guestbooks
where family and friends can share reflections,
remembrances and condolences.
M -

Obituaries should be submitted to
the Okeechobee News by e mailing Customers may also
request photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is available at

Donald Richard Hadley, 58
OKEECHOBEE Donald Richard Hadley, age
58, of Okeechobee, died Saturday, Sept. 25,
2010, in the Hamrick Home Hospice.
He was born Aug. 9, 1952, in Illinois to Clar-
ence and Virginia Rogers Hadley. He was an
owner/operator of a farm. He was a member of
the Moose Lodge and loved to cook for every-
one and loved children.
He is survived by his loving wife, Vivian Hadley
of Okeechobee; mother, Virginia Hadley; Broth-
ers Robert and Jay Hadley; sons, Donnie Hadley
(Kim), Tracie Mckinney, Lee Mckinney, Darin
Hadley, Tommy Martin, Daniel Hadley, Dwyatt
Hadley, and Dillion Hadley; and daughters, Jen-
nifer Homer and Brandy Mckinney. In addition
he is survived by ten grandchildren.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m., Sunday,
Nov. 14, 2010, in the Moose Lodge #1753,
36th Street, Okeechobee.
All arrangements are entrusted to the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th
Street, Okeechobee, Fl. Online condolences
may be made at www.buxtonfuneral-

Margie Lee Jones, 58
OKEECHOBEE -Margie Lee Jones, age 58, of
Okeechobee, passed away at her home Sept.
27, 2010.
She was born July 26, 1952, in Detroit, Mich.,
to Ottis and Eula
Byrd. She worked
for Tropicana for 28
years and moved to
Okeechobee from
Ft. Pierce 20 years
ago. She was a
member of the
Church of God. She
loved her grandchil-
dren dearly.
Mrs. Jones is sur
vived by two sons,
Ottis Green
and Michael
Green (Sissy) of Okee-
chobee; five grandchildren, Camara, Taylor,
Trinity, Katie and Dylen; brother, George Byrd of
Sebring; sister, Robbie Baker of Port St. Lucie.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 5, 2010, at Basinger Cemetery.
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New pesticide applicator exams and study manuals issued

The University of Florida Pesticide Infor-
mation Office and the Florida Department of
Agriculture have recently issued new versions
of some applicator training and certification
documents. Persons who wish to obtain new
Restricted Pesticide Applicator licenses or re-
new their existing license by testing should
make note of the following changes:
A new version of the Aquatic Pest Con-
trol study manual will need to be reviewed if
applicators plan to take that category exam
after Friday October 1,2010.
A new version of the General Stan-
dards (CORE) study manual will need to be
reviewed if applicators plan to take that cat-
egory exam after Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. The
General standards exam is required for all
applicators wishing to obtain or renew a Re-
stricted Pesticide License under Ch. 487 of the
Florida Statues.
Older version of these study manuals
should be disposed of and replaced at the ap-
plicator's convenience.
New study manuals are available from IFAS
Bookstore. Since their website is still being
revised, persons may contact our county Ex-
tension office for ordering information (Pub-
lication number, price, etc.) and then call the
Bookstore's toll-free number, 1-800-226-1764,
and place their order using a credit card.
Live training classes already scheduled
in the region are posted on the Okeecho-
bee Extension website' events page, http:// Infor-
mation on other pesticide training classes can
be obtained by contacting our office. Training
classes can be scheduled locally, but there

MUST be a guarantee of five persons who will
commit to attending a local class before it will
be scheduled.
Examinations for almost all Pesticide ap-
plicator certification categories can be taken
at the Okeechobee County Extension office
during office hours most any day that we are
open. However, persons should contact us
ASAP to determine if there is an exam admin-
istrator and room available to take any exam.
For any questions concerning Florida
Pesticide applicator licensing, training or ex-
aminations, please contact Okeechobee Hor-
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or visit the Okeechobee Extension webpage

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Accused killer to be

returned to Okeechobee

Morris testified in trial of
"Teflon Don" John Gotti

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The man accused of killing an Okeecho-
bee man in 2007 is being returned to
Okeechobee County to face charges, said
a prosecutor with the local State Attorney's
Matthew Morris, 37, was in the process
of being extradited from West Virginia on
Friday, Oct. 1, said Assistant State Attorney
Ashley Albright.
Morris is accused of entering the home
at 13800 U.S. 441 S.E. and shooting to death
42-year-old John Melvin Hall on Nov. 15,
2007. Mr. Hall was reportedly asleep in his
bed when he was shot.
Mr. Hall's wife and two other family
members were in the home at the time but
were not injured.
Mr. Albright and Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Detective Susan
Morrison went to West Virginia and testified
at Morris' extradition hearing on Wednes-
day, Sept. 29. Detective Morrison is the case
Current OCSO Special Investigator Dale
LaFlam, who was heading up the OCSO
Criminal Investigations Division in 2007 said
shortly after the alleged shooting that there
were signs of forced entry into the 1,800-
square-foot home and that some personal
property and cash was taken.
He declined to be specific, however, on
what type of property was taken and what
type of gun was used.
Mr. Albright said despite Morris' arrest,
the murder investigation is continuing.

"There is still potentially one or two other
suspects," he said in a phone interview late
A check of Morris' background shows
that he is no ordinary murder suspect. In a
much publicized trial in New York City, Mor-
ris was a defense witness for reputed mob
boss John Gotti. In August of 2008, Gotti was
arrested and indicted on racketeering and
murder conspiracy charges.
The 'Teflon Don's' trial started in Septem-
ber 2009 and ended with the judge declaring
a mistrial on Dec. 1, 2009.
In a New York Post article about the trial
and the former Gambino mob boss, it was
reported that Morris had shared a Florida
prison cell with mob turncoat John Alite.
Morris, a convicted bank robber and drug
dealer, said Alite had no love for Gotti, the
article said.
According to the article Morris testified
that Alite told him Gotti "didn't deserve the
reputation that he had," and that Alite would
do whatever he had to do to get out of pris-
At that time, Morris was serving time in a
federal prison in West Virginia.
According to the Post article, Alite had
pleaded guilty in January of 2008 to two
murders, for murder conspiracies, at least
eight shootings and two attempted robber-
ies in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
and Florida. These all stemmed from his
alleged involvement in a Gambino crew in
Alite testified that Gotti was responsible
for at least eight murders, among other

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Okeechobee News October 3, 2010

Cattlewomen's Association

active in local community

The Okeechobee County Cattlewomen's
Association met on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The
organization meets on the last Wednesday of
every month at 6:30 p.m., at the Okeechobee
County Extension Office on U.S. Highway
98. All ladies who are interested in learning
about and promoting our ever-growing beef
industry are welcome. The organization has
a lot to share and would love to welcome
some new faces.
The Cattlewomen educate the public
about beef, beef by-products and the beef
The club's main activities for the year in-
clude having a booth at the fall and spring
rodeos where they have beef promotion

recipes, pamphlets, give away beef pens and
pencils, cookbooks with local beef recipes;
beef tags that are sold at Eli's Western wear;
and rodeo t-shirts; National Day of the Cow-
boy rodeo; Ag literacy day in the schools in
which ladies from the association volun-
teer to go into the public schools and read
an agriculture-based book to the students;
sharing beef info with the students and local
community at the Farm City Day luncheon;
local scholarships for high school students;
beef for the holidays promotions which in-
clude beef gift certificates for needy fami-
lies, and adopting Hope children's home for

Special to the Okeechobee News/Sandra Pearce
Members of the Okeechobee Cattlewomen's Association include (back row):
Mariah Anuez, Linda Sapp, Angela Davis, Courtney Davis, Audra Colgan, Lynd-
say Delargy, Denise Colgan, Audrey Driggers and Kim Wolff. In the front row
are: Diane Conway, Marcia Candler, Cindi Hortman, Sam Durrance, Lynda Dur-
rance, Angela Boney, Dana LaPere, Niki Smith, Amy Story, and Mary Rucks.

Okeechobee Cattlewomen's Association Executive Officer Committee members
from left to right are: Dana Lepere, Cindi Hortman, Audrey Driggers, Sam Dur-
rance, Angela Boney, Lynda Durrance, and Angela Davis.

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Annual Halloween Celebration planned

Okeechobee Main Street in conjunction
with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's De-
partment, the City Police Department and
the Board of County Commissioners will
have the annual Halloween Celebration
"a safe alternative to door-to-door trick or
treating" on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 6-8
p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center on Hwy. 710.

There will be haunted houses, costume
contest, activities, games, prizes and lots of
candy. For more information call Okeecho-
bee Main Street's Executive Director Toni
Doyle at 863-357-6246. All businesses,
clubs, organizations and church groups are
encouraged to join us. Donations of candy
and prizes are greatly appreciated.

Rifle winner
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) congratulates John Farris on
winning a Henry Golden Boy .22 rifle in their gun give-away. The winning
ticket was drawn at the end of the Labor Day Festival on Monday, Sept. 6.
LOAA would also like to thank everyone who participated in their fundraiser.
Proceeds from this give-away go into the scholarship fund for Okeechobee
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Okeechobee YMCA plans future growth

The Y left quite an impression on the par-
ents whose children attended the first ever,
2010 YMCA Summer Camp in Okeechobee
and the Y doesn't plan on stopping there.
The Y is already working on plans for a
2011 summer camp and is exploring addi-
tional programming.
The Y is involved in planning that en-
sures that the Okeechobee community gets
the programs and services they need and
want. In May, 2010, a Community Needs
Assessment, paid for by donations from
local individuals and businesses was com-
pleted. The study showed a strong need for
Y programs and services. At the same time,
the study showed, many Okeechobee fami-
lies could not easily afford these same pro-
grams because of recent economic hard
times. John M. Lass, president/CEO for the
YMCA says, "The Y continues to work with
our Okeechobee Community Heroes
those individuals and businesses that have
and will be invited again to help support Y
programs and services for their fellow citi-
zens in Okeechobee."
"The Y was able to make summer camp
affordable to many deserving kids because
of the outstanding support of the Children's
Services Council of Okeechobee. The Y
looks forward to working with CSC on
future projects that positively impact the
children and families of Okeechobee" said
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This past summer, the Y began its first
summer camp program in Okeechobee.
Fifty-one children attended all or part of
the nine week (11 hours per day) camp
program held at Grace Brethren Church /
Okeechobee Christian Academy. The pro-
gram included swim lessons and weekly
field trips. Tammy Belcher, parent of a
Y camper wrote, "I am thrilled with the
YMCA for the scholarships they offered."
The Y helped off-set the cost of the camp
for many low-income families which al-
lowed Okeechobee children to be in a safe
environment. Belcher stated, "I felt good
knowing my boy was in kind, caring, and
loving hands."
"From my daughter's excitement and
my observations, I can clearly tell you the
program is doing more than just something
right, they're doing a lot of things right. I
was "insurmountably impressed with the
staff's dedication to the children's needs as
well as their priority in following the pro-
gram's procedures regarding supervision of
children," said Denise Whitehead, another
The YMCA is planning to expand its 2011
Okeechobee summer camp.
The YMCA has also hosted other com-
munity events in 2010. Local teens worked
up a sweat at the "Teen Dance" and the
whole community rallied together in March
for a "Family Fun Day." These events were

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A celebration of traditional and contemporary
Native American arts, dance, and music from
across the country.
Friday is AIAC Youth Day when schools and youth
groups are invited to experience this unique cultural
* Learn about the diversity of Native American
culture through arts, dance and music
" Rock out to contemporary Native music
* Watch traditional craft demonstrations
* Create your own craft
* Meet the Tribe's archaeologists
* Learn how to use maps and other technology
to decipher the past
* Find AIAC Geocaching locations
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coordinated by Teresa Chandler, YMCA
Board Members and volunteers. Ms. Chan-
dler said, "I see what kind of impact the Y
can have during these events and during
the summer camp program on our com-
munity, individuals and families. With so
many parents expressing their gratitude, I
know we are going in the right direction."
For more information on Y programs,
events, volunteering or donations, contact
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hosts Golf Scramble
The United Way of Okeechobee serves
as the catalyst helping to support local
agencies providing health and human ser-
vice needed in our community. On Oct. 9,
we will have our sixth Annual United Way
Raulerson Hospital "Golf Scramble" at
the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club.
Registration takes place at 7 a.m. Tour-
nament begins at 8 a.m. Cost: $200 per
team includes cart and lunch. For more
information, please contact Marnie Lau-
ter, at 863-824-2702 or 863-697-1970 cell,
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North Elementary School to celebrate International Walk to School Day

North Elementary School will be joining
schools from around the world to celebrate
International Walk to School Day on Oct. 6.
Approximately 500 students from NES
will be walking to school on Wednesday,
Oct. 6, along with parents, teachers and
community leaders.
The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with
kids, parents and community leaders walk-
ing along NW 10th Terrace. Other special
activities associated with the walk include:
students making signs or banners to pro-
mote healthy living, exercise, and safety;
students will complete walk ability surveys
of the area they use to walk to school; and
teachers will lead classroom discussions
about walking safety.
In the U.S., International Walk to School
Day is expected to include 5,000 schools
from all 50 states. Walkers from the U.S.
will join children and adults in 40 countries
around the world.
Walk to School events work to create
safer routes for walking and bicycling and
emphasize the importance of issues such as
increasing physical activity among children,
pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, con-

cern for the environment and building con-
nections between families, schools and the
broader community.
The event is being organized by North
Elementary School, OCSB Transportation
Department, and the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office.
For additional local information, please
contact Pat McCoy at 863-462-5100.
For additional information, please visit
these Web sites:
International Walk to School in the USA:
National Center for Safe Routes to School:
International Walk to School: www.
About International Walk to School Day:
Walk to School Day was established in
the United States in 1997 by the Partnership
for a Walkable America. Canada and Great
Britain already had walk to school programs
in place. In 2000, these three countries
joined together to create International Walk
to School Day.
In May 2006, the National Center for
Safe Routes to School was established to

assist communities in enabling and encour-
aging children to safely walk and bike to
The National Center for Safe Routes to
School serves as the national coordinating
agency for Walk to School activities in the
Today, more than 5,000 schools in the
USA participate in International Walk to
School Day. Nearly 4 million people partici-
pate in approximately 40 countries as part of
International Walk to School.
Walk to School Day began as a simple
idea -children and parents, school and lo-
cal officials walking to school together on a
designated day. It is an energizing event, re-
minding everyone of the simple joy of walk-
ing to school, the health benefits of regular
daily activity, and the need for safe places
to walk and bike. Schools focus on health,
safety, physical activity and concern for the
Organizations supporting Internation-
al Walk to School Day in the U.S. include
America Walks, the Centers for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention, the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, the Federal Highway Ad-
ministration, the Institute of Transportation
Engineers, the National Center for Bicycling
and Walking, the National Center for Safe
Routes to School, the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration, Safe Kids
Worldwide, and the Safe Routes to School
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Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m., in their office at 575 S.W 28th St. within the New En-
deavor High School building. Meeting in open to the public. The Coalition is made up
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Boys golf team competes

in Sebring tournament

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School boys' golf
team competed in an 18-hole tournament in
Sebring with 48 other schools, lost a match
to South Fork by three strokes, and rolled
past St. Lucie West Centennial in recent
At Sebring Okeechobee was led by Rich-
ard Donegan who shot 72. Mike Watson
shot 86, Tim Gray 92, and Tyler Finney 95.
The tournament featured some of the best
schools in the state and was played at Sun
and Lake Country Club. The Brahmans sent
10 golfers to the event. Freshman Kutter
Crawford shot 91, Danny Busbin shot 93,
Justin Morgan shot 93, and Billy Childers
shot 87.
Coach Kenny Buckner said the team
gained a lot of good experience in this match
but could have played better.
"We didn't play very well. We've been
struggling to get the ball in the hole."
Okeechobee shot a disappointing 165
in a match with South Fork as they lost that
match by three strokes. Donegan led the
with a 2-over par 38. Platt shot 39, Kodi Ste-
phen shot 43 in his first high school match of
the year, and Mike Watson shot 45.
Okeechobee rebounded to defeat St. Lu-
cie West Centennial 171 to 205. Okeechobee

used a number of younger players in that
match. Tony Devoss shot 40. Danny Busbin
shot 41. Billy Childers shot 44, Crawford shot
46, and Morgan shot 47.
Coach Buckner said it is time for the team
to round into form because the district tour-
nament is only a couple of weeks away.
The District is tough this year with Vero
Beach, Jensen Beach, Martin County and
South Fork all capable of advancing to the
regional this year.
"We have to be at our best to advance
this year. We are still trying to figure out our
top five golfers," he added.
Buckner said the competition between
the players should be healthy as all of them
would like to be in the lineup for the district
tournament which will be played in Hobe

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fee. 863-763-2291 after
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garage? Advertise your
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is offering Certified Nursing Assistant
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you complete the training and pass
the required test, we will put you
to work as a full-time employee
with benefits. Applicants must be
able to pass a drug test, physical
and FDLE background screen. EOE

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or considered fraudulent.
In all cases of ques-
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promises of guaranteed
income from work-at-
home 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 ad-
vise that before respond-
ing or sending money
ahead of time, you check
with the Better Business
Bureau at 772-878-2010
for previous complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if
you call a number out of
your area, use caution.

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Dixie Ranch 4bd/lba
$800 a month, 1st, last
plus security, No Pets.
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$750 mo. No Pets
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Dixie Ranch Acres 3 Br
7482 NW 96th Court
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fenced yard $800/mo.
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$700/mo. water & lawn
care included $500 se-
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BPLA2010-005 Okeechobee Co.
Sec. 21, T34S, R33E
1.20 +/- acres Sold by quitclaim
deed "AS IS," "WHERE IS"
Minimum Bid Amount $6,500.00
For a complete package
and terms:
Dlanne H. Reed at (850)245-2555
Bid Deadlne is October 19, 2010
10:00a .m EST
367024 ON 9/26;10/3,10/2010

The Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners will discuss
the Sheriff's budget on Thursday,
October 7, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. in
the "Judge William Hendry Court-
"roo at the Histnori Courthouse
304 NW. 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
ny person deciding to appeal
any decision made by the Board
of County Commissioners with re-
this meeting will need a record of
he proceedings, and that, for such
purposes, he or she will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of
uch p proceedings is made, which
"ecordshall include the testimony
and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the
Florida Statute 286.26, persons
with dlsablitibes needing special ac-
ommodaton to participate in this
proceeding should contact Paula
/oskon, no later than two (2) work-
ng days por t the proceeding at
863-763-4559 or 863-763-2131,
ext. 2111. If you are hearing or
voice impaired, call TDD 1-800
222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-
5620 (TTY).
Clif BeLts Jr Chairman
Board ofCounty Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board ofCounty Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/Paula Poskon/Deputy Clerk
ON 10/3/2010

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The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida is seek-
ing interested residents of Okeechobee County for appointment to the Af-
fordable Housing Advisory Committee. There are seven (7) vacant
positions. If possible, member positions should be filled with citizens repre-
senting banking/mortgage lending industry, labor, low income advocate,
not forprofit housing provider, residenbal home builder and clbzen/lay per
son. Applications for appointment may be obtained from the County Ad-
ministration Office, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida. Applicabons may also be downloaded from Completed applications, along with proof of resi-
dency in Okeechobee County and evidence of eligibility where applicable,

367547 ON 10/3/2010

BID NO. PW-04-00-10-10
Sealed Bids will be received by the General Services Department of the
City of Okeechobee. City Hall, Room 101, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Okeecho-
bee, FL, 34974, until 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2010, after which
time the bids duly submitted will be opened and read aloud. Bids may not
be revoked after bid opening.
This project consists of: resurfacing, leveling, paving and reconstruction of
City streets as specified and shown on the drawings. Bid packets may be
examined and/or purchased from the General Services Department, during
normal office hours, Monday-Fnriday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except holidays,
for a NON-REFUNDABLE FEE FEE of $10.00. Checks made payable to the City
of Okeechobee.
Questions regarding this bid should be directed to City Engineer Oscar Ber-
mudez at (863) 763-3372 x 225, fax (863)763-1686, email,
A MANDATORY PREBID Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October
13, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. Council Chambers, Room 200.
Bidders shall confine their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will
not be considered. Each bidder shall submit with this bid evidence that the
are a current State of Florida Certified General ContractDr Each bid shall be
accompanied by a Cerfied Check or by an acceptable Bid Bond in the
amount equal to at least 10 percent of the amount of the bid payable to the
City of Okeechobee, as a guarantee that if the Bid is accepted the Bidder
will execute the Contract and file acceptable Performance and Payment
Surety Bonds equal to 100 percent of the contract price within 10 days after
written notice of the Award of Contract.
Envelopes must be clearly marked: "CTY ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS
BID NO. PW-04-00-10-10" and may be hand delivered or mailed to the
address listed above. Facsimile or emaled bids will not be accepted.
The City of Okeechobee reserves the right to reject any or all bids(s), with
or without cause, to waive technical errors demed most advantageous to
the City. All bid(s) shall remain open for a period not to exceed ninety (90
days from the d of the bid opening.
By: Oscar Bermudez, RE., City Engineer
367565 ON 10/3/2010

Okeechobee Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Justin Dave Nobles, 25, West Beaver
St., Jacksonville, was arrested Sept. 28 by
Officer Scott Morgan on a charge of driving
while license suspended habitual offender.
His bond was set at $500.
Moses Garcia, 35, N.W 110th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 29 by
Deputy Greg Popovich on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with violation
of probation driving under the influence.
His bond was set at $2,500.
Aaron Orlando Rodriguez III, 13, N.E.
Eighth Way, Okeechobee, was arrested
Sept. 29 by Deputy Rodney J. Rucks on a
felony charge of battery on school staff and
a misdemeanor charge of resisting a law en-
forcement officer without violence. He was
booked into the Okeechobee County Jail
then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Deten-
tion Center in Fort Pierce.
Gregory Michael Jumper, 22, N. 56th
Ave., Hollywood, was arrested Sept. 29 by
Officer Belen Reyna on a Broward County
warrant charging him with violation of pro-


bation felony battery and violation of pro-
bation possession of cocaine. He is being
held without bond.
Charles Edgar Hill, 26, S.E. Fifth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 30 by Dep-
uty John Hazy on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with violation of
probation battery on a person older than
65 years of age and violation of probation -
grand theft. He is being held without bond.
Orlan Lamar Hagins, 30, N.W Third
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 30 by
Deputy Arlene Durbin on felony charges of
possession of a controlled substance with-
out a valid prescription (xanax) and posses-
sion of a firearm by a convicted felon. He
was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge
of driving while license suspended with
knowledge. He is being held without bond
on those charges. Hagins was later arrested
by Deputy Patricia Massung on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging him with the
felony of robbery by snatching (two counts)
and the misdemeanor of battery (two
counts). His bond on these charges was set
at $20,000.
This column lists arrests and not con
fictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
listed here who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed and printed.

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A- By Charles
M. Murphy
Martin County
showed off a
strong ground
game as they
gained over 330
yards and over
whelmed the
Brahmans to spoil
the Okeechobee
ee ee ews homecoming
Charles Murphy celebration Friday
Kolby Frank had a with a 47 0 vic
nice night punting the tory.
football for Okeecho- Dan Hubbard
bee (2-30). rushed for 75
yards on five car
ries and a touchdown and also caught a 25
yard pass that set up a last second touchdown
in the first half to lead the Tigers.
Tyler Viscount rushed for 52 yards on nine
carries, Juwan Braye caught a 23 yard touch
down pass, and backup QB Brett Steadman
rushed for 74 yards on 12 carries to lead the
Tigers (4 1) to the easy win.
Okeechobee managed just three first
downs and ran just nine offensive plays in
the first half. They also struggled with snaps
from center after injuries to their starter Thor
Harden. One snap went over Brahman QB
Jack Radebaugh's head and resulted in a Ti
ger safety. Brahman Coach Myron Jackson
said the injuries up front to Thor and Brant
Harden, (neck) caused problems for his of
fensive line. "We are trying to find the right
pieces to the puzzle. We had centers who
never snapped the ball in a game. That is my
fault. I should have prepared them better in
practice. I don't fault them."
Martin County Coach Chuck Kenyon said
he wanted to establish the running game and
his team did that as they had 15 first downs,
12 on rushing plays. They controlled the clock
and held onto the football. "A lot of our play
ers got touches tonight. Some of them had
been struggling and couldn't find their niche.
They came through tonight," he said.
Martin County took the opening kickoff
and drove down to the Brahman 20 yard line
before the Brahmans got big plays from Thor
Harden and Jesse Thomas who batted a pass
down near the end zone. Eduardo Sandoval

calmly hit a 42 yard field goal to give the Ti
gers a 3-0 lead. After an interception by Justin
Simmons at midfield, the Tigers drove 50 yard
in seven plays to go up 10-0. Hubbard rushed
for 10 yards and 17 yards on consecutive plays
during the drive. Levius Louissaint rushed the
final seven yards for the touchdown.
The Brahman center woes began when
a snap flew over Radebaugh's head and was
recovered by Joe Pessolano in the Brahman
end zone for a Tiger touchdown to make it
17-0. The Tigers drove 65 yards in six plays in
the second quarter to increase their lead to
24-0. Steadman came off the bench to rush
for 36 yards on the drive. He found Juwan
Braye with an accurate 23 yard pass for the
The Tigers also drove 60 yards in just over
a minute to score against before the half.
Hubbard caught a 25 yard pass to give the
Tigers a first and goal with six seconds left.
Treyvon Johnson carried over for a two yard
touchdown to make it 31 0 at the half.
Hubbard said his team might have scored
more if they hadn't committed some costly
penalties in the first half. Two Tiger touch
downs were called back by penalties. "I felt
the line played well and the whole team
played well. All of backs have different styles
but each of them can get the job done."
Another bad snap went over punter Kolby
Frank's head in the third quarter to give the
Tigers a 33-0 lead. They padded their lead
with a 60 yard touchdown run by Hubbard
and a 79 yard touchdown run by Reshawd
Fyne later in the third quarter.
Game notes
Thor Harden left the game with a knee
injury. The preliminary diagnosis was a
sprained knee. John Kemp and Kolby Frank
shared a sack. Frank had a tackle for loss.
Alonzo Coleman recovered a fumble for
Kolby Frank had four punts for 138 yards.
Deforest Shanks rushed 13 times for 34 yards
to lead the offense, which had 50 yards in to
tal offense.
Okeechobee (2-3) has a bye week and re
turn to action on Friday night, October 15th
when they host the Bartow Yellow Jackets.
"Nobody is going to cancel the season for
us. We have a tough stretch coming up so
we're going to have to fix our problems. We
are hurting, were broken, but we have to pick
ourselves up," Jackson added.

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October 3, 2010 Okeechobee News

Boys Golf team defeats John

Carroll and Clewiston teams

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's boys golf
team played their best match of the year
Thursday when they defeated John Carroll
High School and Clewiston High School in a
three team match.
Okeechobee shot 148 to easily outdis-
tance John Carroll who shot 191.
Richard Donegan shot lights out with a
4-under par 32. Mike Watson shot 1-over 37,
Tim Gray 2-over 38, and Tyler Platt 5-over
"That was our best match of the year.
It was pretty nice to watch," Coach Kenny
Buckner said.
He said Donegan had a couple of eagle
opportunities and might have shot 29 or 30
if he had been luckier.
"That was some pretty good stuff from
him. He had to be close to a high school and
a course record with that performance."
Buckner said he has actually waited all
year to see this kind of score from his team.
He said he expects better results when the
team is at home because the players prac-
tice there all the time and are very familiar
with it. "Road scores are usually higher in
high school golf. I feel our road scores have
been higher than we're capable of."
Okeechobee competes in an 18-hole
tournament in Clewiston on Monday. Tues-
day they visit Port St. Lucie.

Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Tim Gray chips onto the green during
his round Thursday. Gray bogied the
hole but still shot 2-over 38.

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