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Publication Date: 04-07-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
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Sunday, April 7, 2013 V ol. 104 No. 42 13.73 feetLast Year: 12.23 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level 75¢ Plus tax Moore Haven woman accused of running over boyfriend with car ... Page 14 Easter Eggstravaganza ... Page 2 Jeune happy with college basketball career ... Page 15 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A local detective is warning residents to beware of a phishing scam that tries to get information from individuals by claiming to be their bank. Detective Susan Morrison, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce (OCSO), said scammers have twice tried to get her personal information by sending her an e-mail stating that her online banking service has been suspended. “I knew it was a scam, because I don’t bank online,” she said Friday, April 5. “They were just trying to get information.” Actually, Detective Morrison said she’s received a couple of these and one of them just happened to purportedly be from the local bank she uses. “I don’t know how they knew where I ban k unless it was just a guess, or they were phishing,” she said. Beware of online banking scam By Eric KoppOkeechobee News The condition of 22-year-old Chris Davis continues to improve and he was released from a Lake Worth hospital Friday afternoon. “He’s in good spirits,” Detective Bettye Taylor of the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) said Friday afternoon, April 5. “But, he still has a long way to go.” Detective Taylor had just returned from visiting Chris who had been in the JFK Medical Center since taking ill March 24. Chris is a re ghter/paramedic with Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue and is the son of OCPD Chief Denny and Margo Davis. “His lungs are getting better. His kidneys are functioning ne and his liver is functioning to some degree,” Fire ghter is out of hospital See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. By Pete GawdaOkeechobee News Some people may think that writing letters on paper and sending them through the post of ce is a lost art. Don’t tell that to Mrs. Theresa Forde’s fth grade class at Everglades Elementary School. Mrs. Forde’s class spends some time every Tuesday afternoon corresponding with pen pals. While they sometime use Facebook and e-mail, they also put pen to paper and use snail mail. This is a project Mrs. Forde started several years ago, teaching her current students to write letters by corresponding with her former students who are in the military. Since the beginning of the school year, Mrs. Forde’s class has been corresponding with Dustin Robinson, who was in Mrs. Forde’s eighth grade reading class at Osceola Middle School. He is in the Air Force and was serving in Afghanistan. Recently Mr. Robinson paid the class a visit and they had a party for him. The students say it will be easier to write to Mr. Robinson now since they have personally met him. While they are still corresponding with Mr. Robinson, the students now have another pen pal, Candace Farney, who is Mrs. Forde’s niece and is serving in Afghanistan with the Army. Students write to military pen pals Special to the Okeechobee NewsTheresa Forde (right), teacher at Everglades Elementary School, poses with former student Dustin Robinson when he visited her classroom. Mr. Robinson, who is in the Air Force, was a pen pal to Mrs. Forde’s students while he was serving in Afghanistan. See PEN — Page 5 See SCAM — Page 5 Chris Davis See DAVIS — Page 5


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Y MS smoking area Attention school of cials: There is a real concern at Yearling Middle School. Can t he smoking area please be moved from t he outside hall and custodial door at YMS? I thought all smoking was banned from all s chools, but I see it hasn’t been. Smokers s hould not be able to smoke in any area w here children walk through at school. As a non-smoker I nd it disgusting to have to s mell like smoke when entering and exiting t he school. Second hand smoke kills! Obama gives back money Obama has decided to give back 5 percent of his salary. Is his gesture patronizing or gracious? Personally, I nd it offens ive. Here’s an idea, how about he keep his pocket change for his kid’s milk money (do t he math) and QUIT allowing our tax money t o be wasted ... cut out all the pork spending and sending money (borrowed at that) across the seas.  He will gain positive PR from it via his s upportive news media. Remember, there are many, many, ignorant people in this c ountry who will think, “Oh, how nice and c aring of him.” I use “ignorant” in the cont ext meaning not knowing. It doesn’t mean t hey are stupid, perhaps apathetic, uninformed or other reasons. There are a millions of citizens out there like that.  Even though pundits have been talking for months about congressional and presidential paycuts and how they should suffer along with everyone else, I knew as soon as t he “pay cut” was announced that people w ould nd some way to slam the president for actually giving up his own money. Is it much money? In the grand scheme of t hings, no. But what about if all the memb ers of congress and the senate followed his lead? With just a 5 percent pay cut we would b e looking at revenue of over $4,654,500 (if my math is correct). If members of the cabinet and other high ranking of cials followed suit you could probably add at least another million to that. Not enough to make up for our de cit by any means, but not exactly chump change either. So instead of talking about how “patronizing” this gesture is, why aren’t we calling out for others to follow suit? Would that not be more constructive?  It’s all well and good, unless he claims the tax deduction. At the 39.6 percent top federal tax rate — the one Obama insisted on last year – the $20,000 deduction for this returned pay would put $7,920 in tax relief back in his pocket. And the taxpayers will continue to pay for his (and the family’s) vacations regardless.  This is one of the biggest reasons why most Americans CAN’T and will NOT Wake UP ... Mainstream news manipulation in the U.S. today is more ef cient than it was in Nazi Germany! Here in the U.S. we have the idea (illusion) that we are getting all the correct information from the standardized news. That belief prevents people from looking for the truth or they view us who look beyond the spoon fed bull as “nonconstructive.”  I’d be more impressed if he gave up his pricey vacations and spent holidays at Camp David instead of Hawaii. He spends millions of tax dollars every year that could be saved by staying at the White House or going to nearby places that would not require Air Force One. Sure other presidents also took vacations, but they were not racking up the high de cits this administration is.  In 2012 the Obamas claimed a combined income in excess of $6 million dollars. Surely in 2013 their income will increase? Obama says he will return 5 percent of his POTUS salary. Now, you need to remember that over and above his POTUS salary there are discretionary funds at his disposal (not calculated nor considered in with/not part of his salary, yet fully available for his living expenses) accounts available to the tune of a $150,000 expense account, a $100,000 travel account, and a $20,000 entertainment fund ... so whoop-tee-do, he’s “giving back” what amounts to the family’s free “entertainment fund” or what I lovingly refer to as “his kid’s milk money.” So please, excuUuuse me, if I don’t see his gesture as a sufferable offer.  Congress and the president are responsible for xing our current nancial problems. The president has made a gesture in giving some of his money back to the country. Most of Congress has done nothing of the sort. This thread is complaining about the little the President did rather than the nothing Congress did. Something to think aboutBy Jim BentonDivisions in American culture have become so prevalent, that our ability to nd common ground has become a rarity. This past Sunday, I opened my internet browser to Google’s homepage and I discovered that it was Cesar Chavez’s 86th birthday. Google often recognizes special holidays and events with what they call “Google doodle.” Normally that type of information would not give me cause for concern, but since last Sunday was Easter Sunday, I was really irked … but why? Why should I expect other Americans, (namely corporations) to recognize the central premise of Christianity and the thing most dear to me; the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead? Well, I guess maybe I shouldn’t. As a nation and a people, we no longer hold to a set of central ideals that were once common to all. Everyone seems to recognize that although the United States began as “One Nation Under God,” we have moved far from our roots and into “One Nation With Thousands Of Sub-Cultures.” Now please don’t misunderstand me. I am not suggesting that everyone become like me; that would be disastrous, (a nation of middle-aged chubby guys with bad haircuts … yikes!) Even Christians have a large degree of division. Would you believe that there are more than 41,000 different Christian denominations today? So what’s the problem? Where have we gone wrong? I would love to write the answer to th e above question and then we could all si t around in a circle holding hands, drinking Cokes and begin to “teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.” But I’m afraid we ar e beyond that. J. C. Ryle, 19th century Anglican bishop, wrote, “Unity and peace are very delightful; but they are bought too dear if they ar e bought at the expense of truth …. Controversy, in fact, is one of the conditions unde r which truth in every age has to be defended and maintained, and it is nonsense to ignor e it.” So are we doomed? Is there hope for th e future? I think the answer is still found in Jesus. If we are willing to develop a personal relationship with Him and then be like Him, we would experience a return to the cultur e that once made America great, but more importantly, we would nd inner peace and lif e with meaning and purpose! Think about Jesus. He was obedient to His Father, loving, kind, merciful, gracious and forgiving. In fact, Paul writes in Philippians, Chapter 2, verses 5-8 ...”In your relationships with one another, have the sam e mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equalit y with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross!” Something to think about .… April 7, 2013 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Re ections from the pulpit Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Okeechobee News/ Pete GawdaEmployee recognitionSteve Nelson (right), outgoing chairman of the Okeechobee Utility Authority board of directors, presented Kenny Sarros (left) water plant operator, a certi cate for ve years service to the utility. The presentation took place at the Tuesday, March 12, board meeting.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 In this age of exploitive and trashy media, were proud to be different. We believe in operating and publishing our newspaper as a public trust. Fulfilling our public trust requires that we try to bring out the best in our community and its people. We seek the highest common denominators, not the lowest. We dont engage in gutter journalism. We know we can achieve success on the high road. How are we doing? Let us know by emailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your editor.Community Service Through Journalism 5 Okeechobee News A pril 7, 2013 explained Detective Taylor. “Doctors still don’t know what caused this. Everything they’ve tested for has come back negative.” She explained that on Thursday doctors performed a heart catheterization on Chris and that “he came through that ne.” The young re ghter’s illness apparently started on Sunday, March 24, when he wasn’t felling well and was checked into Raulerson Hospital. He then contracted pneumonia and, for unknown reasons, his liver and kidneys began to shut down. It was initially thought that he had contracted sepsis, but Detective Taylor said doctors have ruled that out. “They don’t know what caused his organs to shut down. It was not sepsis,” she said. While his liver, lungs and kidneys are functioning, doctors are still concerned about Chris’ heart, which is still not operating as it should. Detective Taylor said the doctors have told the family that a normal person’s heart ejection fraction is around 60 to 65 percent. At one time Chris’ was as low as 10. Even now it’s only improved to 15 percent. According to Wikipedia, ejection fraction represents the volumetric fraction of blood pumped out of the ventricle (heart) with each heart beat or cardiac cycle. “He also has some (heart) valves that are leaking,” added the detective. In the meantime, Detective Taylor said there has been an outpouring of help for Chief Davis and his family through donation containers at various businesses, as well as donations taken on line at www.gofundme. com. “People are being really good,” she said. The detective said the Okeechobee City Fire Department will be serving a spaghetti lunch on Friday, May 3, with proceeds going to help Chris and his family. The lunch will be served in front of the re department on S.E. Third Ave. from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Several other fundraisers are in the works but have not yet been scheduled. “We have a lot of stuff we’re working on,” said Detective Taylor. A link to the fundraising web site can be found on the Okeechobee News facebook page. DAVISContinued From Page 1 The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated the following reports of crimes last week: A SSAULT  5300 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  1400 block of N.E. 15th St.  1900 block of S.W. 24th Ave.  1400 block of N.E. 15th St.  1900 block of S.W. 24th Ave. BURGLARY  3700 block of N.W. First St.  3500 block of N.W. 33rd Ave.  100 block of S.E. Sixth Ave.  3100 block of U.S. 441 S.  5300 block of N.E. 224th St.  1100 block of N.W. 39th Circle  3300 block of N.W. Second St.  1100 block of N.W. 39th Circle  3200 block of N.W. 35th Ave.  2800 block of S.E. 35th Ave.  2100 block of N.W. Second St.  2900 block of N.W. 35th Drive CRIMINAL MISCHIEF  300 block of S.W. 67th Drive  5200 block of N.W. 24th St.  3700 block of N.W. First St.  10100 block of S.W. 37th Way  3700 block of N.W. First St.  8400 block of U.S. 441 S.E. FRAUD  7100 block of N.W. 83rd Court  3500 block of S.W. 17th St.  5200 block of S.E. 43rd St.  2000 block of U.S. 441 N. THEFT  1500 block of S.R. 78 W.  4100 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  20400 block of N.W. 294th St.  15600 block of N.W. 272nd St.  11300 block of N.E. Third Circle  500 N.W. Fourth St.  8000 block of U.S. 441 S.E.  1500 block of U.S. 441 S.E. (identity) OCSO Investigations The investigator went on to say a local resident brought in an of cial-looking letter from a local bank that stated the same thing—it was just on a different bank. This ‘notice’ told the resident they could re-activate their account by going to the bank’s security page “... to verify the legitimate account holder.” It then provided a blue link labeled Verify My Account Information. “Your account will be automatically activated after security details con rmed,” stated the notice. It goes on to tell you the bank “... would consider terminating your access to your saved funds if you failed to verify the rightful holder of this account.” The bogus notice also carries the local bank’s logo at the top of the page. Detective Morrison said people who receive these notices should ignore these logos. “You can Photoshop anything,” she said. Fortunately, added Detective Morrison, the resident did not click on the cues. Instead, they took the notice to their bank where they were told it was a fake. “If you ever have a concern, go to your local branch. Or, make sure you place your calls to your local branch during normal business hours instead of going online,” she offered. And, most importantly, do not click on the cues provided on the notice because you could be giving out your private information without wanting it known. Clicking on the cues could also automatically give your computer a virus. “You never know what it could be,” said Detective Morrison. SCAMContinued From Page 1 The students learned that sending “snail mail” is more work than corresponding electronically. However, taking the time to write a letter by hand means that a person is more thoughtful than one who simply dashes off email. They also learned about the anticipation that comes from waiting for a return letter. Some students even think snail mail is more fun than email. At rst the students asked a lot of questions of their pen pals. Then they began sharing day-to-day experiences. While their pen pals learned about the daily life of a fth grader, the fth graders learned about the culture of Afghanistan. Some of the students say they will use their letter-writing skills to communicate w ith others. One student said she would w rite to a friend who has moved away. Another student said she is already writing letters to her cousins in Tennessee. PENContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee NewsIt was a special day when Dustin Robinson, who was a pen pal to Mrs. Theresa Forde’s fth grade class at Everglades Elementary School, visited the school. The students celebrated by having a party.


Church hosting concertThe Trust Quartet singing Gaither-style songs in four-part harmony are scheduled to perform in concert on Sunday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of Basinger, 19836 U.S. 98 N. A barbecue dinner will be held with a bounce house for the kids. All of the community is invited. You will not want to miss this opportunity to enjoy a great concert. A merican Legion hosts bingoAmerican Legion Post #64 will again host Sunday night bingo beginning on April 7, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds to bene t the American Legion veterans' programs. The event is open to the public.Grand opening scheduledA grand opening for the Cancer Support Group will be held on Monday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Dr. Kumar's Of ce, 1115 N. Parrott Ave. There will be a ribbon cutting facilitated by the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County and founder Thomas Barber. Everyone is invited to come and nd out what this group is all about and how they are impacting Okeechobee.Retired Educators to meetThe Okeechobee Retired Educators Association will have their monthly meeting on Monday, April 8 beginning at 11 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef O'Brady's. Any retired educator is invited to attend. As a reminder to membersdon't forget that dues are coming due and bring your donation for "End the Hunger," if you wish to participate in that activity.Shrine hosts spaghetti dinnerThe Okeechobee Shrine Club, at 1740 S.W. 53rd St., will hold a spaghetti dinner Tuesday evening, April 9 from 4 7 p.m. and reservations are not required. The club offers smoke-free dinning. For your listening and dancing pleasure, music is provided from 5 8 p.m. The dinner is available for a donation of only $6. All proceeds bene t Shrine charities. For information on club activities contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427; Dr. Randall Mims at 863-763-9200; or, the Shrine Club at 863-763-3378.Heritage hosts support groupThe Heritage Assisted Living Facility, 508 N.E. Second Ave., will hold a stroke support group meeting on Wednesday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. The speaker will be Muhammad Nooruddin, physical therapist, from New A merican Physical Therapy. Refreshments w ill be served and day care services will be provided during the session at no cost. There is no charge to attend and it is open to the public, family and patients. For information, call 863-763-1700.OCEA members will meetThe Okeechobee County Education Association (OCEA) will have its last general membership meeting of the 2012-13 school year on Thursday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m. at the OCEA of ce at 210 N.W. Park St. Suite 201located just west of Walgreen's. All employees of the Instructional and Classi ed Bargaining Units are urged to attend. Potential members may join at the meeting. We will brief attendees on the status of the Instructional Contract Impasse Hearing, and the Special Master's opinion on the Classi ed Impasse Hearing. OCEA's accomplishments of 2012 -13 and Goals for 2013-14 will be discussed. We will form a committee to update the OCEA Constitution. Speech contest scheduledThe Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District's annual speech contest -"Where Does Your Water Shed?" -will be held Thursday, April 11 at 5 p.m. at the Extension Of ce. It is open to any Okeechobee County student, grades six through 12. First place pays $150. For a list of rules and an entry form, visit www.okeechobeeswcd.com; call 863-763-3619, ext. 502; or, visit the USDA Service Center at 452 U.S. 98 N.Pat’s Floral to re-openLong-time owner of Pat's Floral Designs, Colleen Thomas, would like to announce the grand re-opening of Pat's Floral Designs in their new location -210 N. Parrott Ave. This is across the street from their original location. Friends and the public are welcome to drop by from 12-1 p.m. Friday, April 12 with a ribbon cutting at 12:30 p.m. by the Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.okeechobeebusiness.com.DJJ hosting youth Career DayThe Department of Juvenile Justice willhost Youth Success Career Day on Friday, April 12 from 5 6 p.m. in their of ce at 107 S.W. Fifth Ave. We encourage all of you to attend to support our juveniles.BRAT Club hosts danceThe Okeechobee B.R.A.T. Club (Building Relationships Among Teens) will host a Teen Dance Party at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave. on Saturday, April 13 from 7 to 10 p.m., for students ages 12-16. Cost is $7 which includes pizza, soda and chips. For information, contact Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.Relay for Life event planned Join our ght for your dream team on Saturday/Sunday, April 13 and 14 starting at noon 6 p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center and fairgrounds. All to bene t the Relay for Life American Cancer Society. For information contact: Thomas Barber at 863-532-0137; Yvonne Morgan at 863-697-1322; or, Frank DeCarlo at 863-634-1595. Free family fair plannedThe Free Family Resource fair hosted by the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. will take place Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St. For information, call the Legal Aid Society at 561-655-8944 ext. 261.Retiree Appreciation Day setAttention Air Force veterans: Retiree Appreciation Day will be recognized and conducted Saturday, April 13, at PSA PATRICK AFB, just south of Cocoa Beach. There will be good food, special sales during the day and a personnel of ce will be open to issue or renew Military ID cards. For info: call 321494-5463; fax to 321-494-2904; or, e-mail: patrick.rao@us.af.mil.Win an IPad and ght cancerYou can help the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD) in their ght against cancer and win an IPad 2 that will be given away at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event on Saturday, April 13 You can get a ticket for the drawing for a donation of $10 per ticket. For tickets or information, call the OCPD at 863-763-5521.Track & eld games slatedHershey's track and eld games are coming to Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation on Friday, May 10, at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School stadium/track, 2800 U.S. 441 N. Registration deadline is Friday, April 19 For information, visit us at www.co.okeechobee. .us/parks or contact our of ce at 863-763-6950.Elks hosting Spring FlingThe Lake Okeechobee Elks Lodge will host a Spring Fling Italian buffet and dance at the VFW South Post, 3912 S.E. 38th Ave., on Saturday, April 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Jones Supply, 801 S.W. Park St. For information, call 863-467-2658. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted to t he Okeechobee News by e-mailing o bits@newszap.com. Customers may also r equest photos and links to online guest b ooks. A link to the obituaries is available at w ww.newszap.com.Evelena Leah Surles, 85OKEECHOBEE Evelena Leah Surles, born in Ybor City, Fla., died Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Haven Hospice, Chie and, Fla. She was surrounded by family as she made her departure. Eve was a resident of Okeechobee 19711977 working for the United States Postal Service. Eve is survived by her husband of 65 years, James C. Surles, Jr.; four children; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren, all whom she loved and loved her equally. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made in her memory to Haven Hospice, 311 North East 9th Street, Chiefland, Florida 32626 or the Alzheimer's Association. Obituaries 6 Okeechobee News April 7, 2013 Community Events Brought to you by:ECHOLS Plumbing & AC863.763.6461Lic#CAC1817236 LOST Bike Ride is April 20Rotary's 10th annual L.O.S.T. Bike Ride (Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail) will be on Saturday, April 20 starting at 8 a.m. The L.O.S.T. (Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail) is a great trek for people of all ages, skills and abilities. With rides of 12, 20, 40 and 54 miles as well as a 5K walk there is something for everyone. For information: e-mail OkeechobeeRotary@live.com; or, call Center State Bank at 863-763-5573.Register 2013-14 kindergartenThe Okeechobee County School Board will hold kindergarten registration at the following schools: May 13, Everglades Elementary School, 863-462-5108; May 14, Central Elementary School, 863-462-5077; May 15, Seminole Elementary School, 863-462-5116; May 16, North Elementary School, 863462-5100; May 17, South Elementary School, 863462-5087. If your child will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013, you should begin gathering the following information required by law to enter public school: legal proo f of birth date, up-to-date immunization record, health exam record completed by a physician since Sept. 1, 2012, and proof o f residence (FPL statement; OUA statement, etc.). Please contact the school your child will attend to schedule an appointment for kindergarten registration. If you do not kno w which school your child should attend, contact the Student Services Of ce at 863-4625000, Ext. 260.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 BAR B Q & STEAK CO202 NE 7th Ave All You Can Eat Baby Backs999margaritas all day$11Lb Rib Eye9913live musickaraokeAll You Can Eat Catfish99925 cent drafts 994 fri and Sat April 5th & 6th 1/2 Rack Baby Back Ribswith 6 golden shrimp and 1 side1299ladies night 6-10pmAll You Can Eat Baby Backswith 2 sides139900Slow Roasted Prime RIbw/ Baked Potato & Salad19(Starting at 4pm)4 Piece Fried Chicken Dinner89915% church discountkaraokelive musiclive musicOkeechobeeLive Music Starts @9pm The Jake Hair BandFRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 12 & 13 7 Okeechobee News A pril 7, 2013 Special to the Okeechobee News/ EESEverglades Students of the weekEverglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of April 2-5, include: kindergarten students, Kenisha Stephens, Arely Flores, Brooke Courson, Alex Berndt, Justin Elgin; rst grade students, Shania Kent, Cornelio Benitez, Colton Collins, Victor Brito, Billee Jo Whaley, Emma Baumhardt; second grade students, Breydon Bell, Rhyleigh Tingle, John Roberts, Clayton Cannon, Alaq Dowd, Wiley Vaughn, Dante Maldonado; third grade students, Tyler Vest, Kevin Leon, Ahdonna Harper, Mariah Smith, Tiadora Sontay-Perez; fourth grade students, Gisselle Delgado, Fernando Meza, Daniel Estrada, Gabriela Flores-Perez; fth grade students, Natalie Banuelos, Jonathan Johnson and Chelsea Burgos. Congratulations to our many outstanding students. Special to the Okeechobee News/ YMSYMS Students of the weekYearling Middle School is proud to announce Student of the Week for Feb. 11. They are (front) Jesse Mond and Margarito Jaimenez; (back) Katlyn Wheeler, Grace Miller, Caitlin Rubens and Morgan Buxton.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 8 Okeechobee News April 7, 2013 The Indian River State College School of Education is offering a one-day conference, “Effective Teaching in Tomorrow’s Classroom,” on Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the IRSC Main Campus, Brown Center, Y Building, on 35th Street in Fort Pierce. Current topics will be discussed, including a keynote address by Alexandre Lopes, Florida’s 2012 Teacher of the Year. Local teachers will have an opportunity to network and earn recerti cation credits. Register now at www.cctiirsc.com or call 1-866-792-4772 for more information. IRSC’s School of Education provides leadership for the College’s Associate and Bachelor’s Degree programs in Education, as well as the Educator Preparation Institute, which prepares individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in a eld other than education for teacher certi cation. IRSC offers teaching conference Okeechobee News/ Tamara KellySneak Preview!The Okeechobee High School Drama Club will present a spring musical. May 2-3 and May 10-11 at 7:30 p.m. each night in the OHS Lecture Hall. “Once upon a Mattress” will be sure to enchant you. From the beautiful music to the ravishing costumes, this musical is a must see! Left to right are Kristin Higgins, Hannah Whiting and Claresha Blair are all dressed in their “ladies and waiting” costumes. These ladies are waiting for you to come to the show! Come out and enjoy!


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GiveawayFree Kittens Lakeport Area spayed, neutered and rabies shots call after 2pm 863-946-0032 Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Employment Full Time IMMEDIATE OPENINGThe OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY (OUA) has an immediate opening for a water treatment plant operator (Class C) or trainee. Shift work, weekends, and holidays may be required. As an employee of the Okeechobee Utility Authority you will be provided with uniforms, health bene ts, paid vacation/sick leave and a pension program. The OUA is a drug-free work place and a clean driving record of at least three years is a requirement upon employment within our company. If you feel that this type of position and professional career is your goal, please visit our of ces at 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 or www.oua .com to complete an application. Applications will be accepted until May 2, 2013.AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE. Animal Management Systems Specialist McArthur Farms, Inc., has two openings for an Animal Management Systems Specialist. Duties include studying effects of herd management practices, processing methods, feed, and environmental conditions on quality and quantity of milk production; developing and implementing improved practices related to feeding, housing, sanitation, milking, and parasite and general disease control; conducting research related to animal nutrition, breeding, and herd management to improve health and milk production; advising employer about improved products and techniques that could enhance herd and milk production; recommending and implementing procedur es to improve health, milk production, and arti cial insemination. Must have a Master’s Degree in Animal Production or the foreign equivalent degree. As an alternate requirement, the employer will also accept a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or the foreign degree equivalent. Must also have twelve months of international dairy farm training and comprehensive knowledge of animal arti cial insemination. Location of employment is 1550 N.E. 208th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Interested persons send resume to: John Gilliland, VP of Dairy Operations, at the preceding address. Employment Full Time One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifieds One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Employment Full Time How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. Employment Full Time CORPORATE DIRECTOR Human ResourcesLykes Bros. Inc has an opening for a Corporate Director Human Resources at its Lake Placid location. Quali ed applicants must possess at least 5 years of Human Resources experience working with an agricultural based company and have a working knowledge of Agricultural Labor Law and MSPA compliance. In addition this position requires experience with DOL/Wage & Hour, OSHA and EPA/FDEP regulation compliance. Lykes Bros. Inc. offers competitive wages and a bene t package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan plus paid vacation and holidays.Quali ed applicants should email their resume to: rich.hetherton@lykes.com or fax to: (863) 465-1672Lykes Bros. Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/ Smoke Free Workplace/Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Employment Full Time Employment Full TimeTERMINAL COMPLIANCE SUPPORT Southeast Milk is now hiring a Terminal Compliance Support person. This person would be responsible for maintaining the yard and cleaning and ensuring the trucks are in good repair. Position is full time permanent at 40+ hrs per wk. Full bene ts plans to include medical, dental, vision, Life, AD&D, STD, LTD, 401K. Access www.southeastmilk.org to complete an Employment Application. Email completed applications to thazelden@ southeastmilk.org or mail them to P.O. Box 3790 Belleview, FL 34421-3790. Buying a car? Look in the classifieds. Selling a car? Look in the classifieds. Looking for a place to hang your hat? Look no further than the classifieds. Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Shop here first! 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ApartmentsBasswood 2 BR 1BA Cute brick home, NW 34th Ave. Ctrl. Heat/Air, new carpet, paint and bath $675/mo. Move in $675 plus $600 security 561-723-6355. CollectiblesWANTEDHighwaymen Oil Paintings. H. Newton, A. Hair, A.E. Backus, R.A. McClendon, G. Buckner, J. Hutchinson. Big $$ Call 772-562-5567 Golf Clubs/ EquipmentYamaha Golf Cart 2 Stroke Gas Engine, Alum. Box Bed, Runs Great. $600.00 or best offer. Call 863-763-2241 or 863-634-3952 Guns/Supplies SUNCOAST GUN SHOWApril 6th & 7thSaturday 9 am -5 pm & Sunday 9 am 4 pm HAVERT L. FENN CENTER2000 Virginia Ave., Ft. Pierce, FLBUY • SELL • TRADECONCEALED WEAPON CLASS $49Daily 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.suncoastgunshows.com Call 772-462-1521 for info. MiscellaneousJunk Yard Jimtravel trailers, mobile homes, tractors, golf carts, lawn mowers, autos, trucks, boats, BARTER, BUY OR SELL 954-553-6966 or 239-628-8795. The Cypress Hut Eagles 4509 is seeking vendors for Bikefest Okeechobee April 13-14, 2013. The event will feature Classic, Custom & Antique Car Show, Motorcycle Show, Live Entertainment. Anyone interested in being a Vendor or Exhibitor please contact Dewey 863-634-6300 or Lorraine 239-707-3005 Pets/SuppliesYorkipoo Pups tiny toys, 8 wks, shots/ health cert. reg. papers. M/$450. F/$500. cash only. Adorable must see! 863-610-2725. SewingMachinesOkee Commercial upholstery sewing machine. $185. or best offer. 417-848-3424. Wanted To BuyWANTED TO BUY USED RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT. PLEASE CALL 863-610-1134 Lawn & GardenCOMPOST for Organic Gardening and Farming Okeechobee Recycling Facility, enter at Waste Management, 10800 NE. 128th Avenue. Pickup or Delivered *Public Welcomed* Please call. (216)956-0949 Guns/Supplies Apartments2bdrm/1bath Duplex in town. Walking distance to stores, NO PETS, First, Last & Security $550.00 a month 863-634-2820 Okeechobee1 Bedroom w/Florida room in town for rent. Kitchen appliances furnished. $600/month, 1st, last, and $400 security. 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Nice, clean home w/car port and 3 large sheds. $500 mo. + $400 sec. Lawn & Water maintenance included. 317-402-5441 or 863-824-3395. Mobile HomeSale55+ Park For Sale or Rent w/option to buy. 9441 Hwy 78 West,Adult Park, 3BR/1.5BA, Fully furnished,W/D, Big Florida room,Lots of updates. $15,000 OBO (219)384-3407 FOR SALE 35FT RV PARK MODEL, FLORIDA ROOM, CONCRETE CARPORT, C/A/H, VERY GOOD CONDITION, VANTAGE OAKS $10,000 O.B.O. CALL 863-467-0079 OKEECHOBEE1/1 Park Model. Furnished, all appliances. Old River Run Park off 78W including boat slip w/direct access to Lake O. Asking $29,000. Call:(574)721-5320 or(574)753-5874 Boats14’ JON BOAT 3 SMALL EVINRUDES ELECT & ACCESSORIES $1,200.00 CALL 863-484-0210 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)484-2012 Four WheelDrive87 FORD F250, 4X4 RANCH HAND 460, 4 SPEED, DUAL EXHAUST & TANKS, GOOSENECK, COLD A/C, EXCELLENT TIRES, RUNS GREAT! $2,950 FIRM CALL 863-467-7779 Public Notice IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 472013CA000003CAAXMX Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff Vs. DEANNE HARDEN, STANLEY L. HARDEN, JR., MICHAEL SADLER, TRACY HARDEN SADLER, et al Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant: BASSWOOD HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. C/0 THOMAS L TAYLOR, 3101 N.W. 37TH AVE OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 MELISSA SADLER 1663 BRANDYWINE RD., APT 5114, WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33409 9742 SW 61ST DRIVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 1021 OHANA WAY, UNIT 104 NORTH PORT, FL 34289 1845 SW 53RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 24, BLOCK 51, BASSWOOD UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2625 NW 34TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Udren Law Of ces, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 4651 Sheridan Street, Suite 460, Hollywood, FL 33021 within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in The Okeechobee News and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. You have 30 calendar days after the rst publication of this Notice to le a written response to the attached complaint with the clerk of this court. A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must be led if you want the court to hear your side of the case. If you do not le your response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, and property may thereafter be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service or a legal aid of ce (listed in the phone book). This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 3rd day of April, 2013. SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court by: By: Linda F. Young As Deputy Clerk 440416 ON 4/7,14/2013 Public NoticeNOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the “Fictitious Name Statute,” will register with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations the ctitious name, to wit: Dees Cattle Under which we expect to engage in business at: 17045 Hwy 441 N Okeechobee, FL 34972 In the City of Okeechobee/County o f Okeechobee, Florida. That the parties interested in said Business enterprises are: Thomas M. Dees Jr. Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida this the 4th day o f April, 2013. 440463 ON 4/7/2013 13 Okeechobee News A pril 7, 2013 Reading a newspaper provides the opportunity to get involved in your community.No wonder newspaper readers are more popular! ADVERTISEand Get Results www.newszap.com click on classifieds


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Wilson, 18, S.R. 78 W., was charged with the felonies of aggravated battery and criminal mischief. She was also charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. She was booked into the Glades County Jail where her bond has been set at $25,500. According to the deputy’s arrest report W ilson and her boyfriend were westbound on S.R. 78 when they began to argue around 8:22 p.m. about the photo. At some point, stated the report, the man pulled the 2012 black Chrysler off the road, got out and started walking toward Moore Haven. Deputy Crosswell stated as the man walked he looked back and saw Wilson driving the car toward him. Wilson reportedly drove the car off the roadway and struck the victim. He was then dragged through a vestrand barbed wire fence, added the report. The victim’s right shin was broken, and he suffered numerous cuts to his right arm and back from the barbed wire. Wilson reportedly told the deputy she turned the vehicle around to try and get her boyfriend back in the car. However, as she approached the man, she claimed a dog ran into her path and she swerved to miss it. She then accidentally hit the victim and “... ran through the fence,” stated the deputy’s report. She allegedly told the deputy the dog tried to attack the injured man so she placed him in the back seat of the car. “I did not see a dog in the area at this time,” the deputy stated. Deputy Crosswell went on to point out that while he was searching the scene for evidence he noticed the tire tracks led directly from the road to the fence, “... and did not appear to have swerved.” The deputy added that he traced the tracks and it appeared to him that the vehicle had left the roadway at a 45-degree angle. “The fence was constructed of ve strands of barbed wire and eld fence, indicating that it took considerable force or speed for the vehicle to drive through the fence,” stated Deputy Crosswell in his report. The victim was taken to Lee County Medical Center in Fort Myers. Deputy Crosswell estimated the damage to the car to be about $3,000. The owner of the pasture apparently told the deputy it could cost about $500 to x the fence. The deputy’s report did not indicate the identi cation of the woman whose photo was on the victim’s cell phone. Report: Angry woman drives car over man Yoreel Wilson Bowling tournament to bene t missionLucky Lanes in Okeechobee will host The Okeechobee Open bowling tournament April 26-27. This tournament is a handicapped tournament with two divisions. This tournament is an “open” tournament meaning it is open to all players male and female, young and old. Call tournament director James Dawson at 863447-2715 for information or to register for the tournament. The proceeds of this tournament go the mission outreach of children and families in New Orleans. This tournament is sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee.


2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 15 Okeechobee News A pril 7, 2013 By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News David Jeune did not reach his dream of an NCAA mens basketball tournament or even an NIT post-season game but after four y ears of play for the University of North Florida, he will receive a degree in sports management and business administration. Jeune was a mainstay for the Osprey’s over the past four years under coach Matthew Driscoll who recruited Jeune out of Okeechobee High School, where he was third team all-state as a senior. “It was a pretty good experience and I enjoyed it. College basketball was a blessing for me and I got a great education out of it,” he told the Okeechobee News this week. Driscoll said he was proud of the way Jeune always handled himself on and off the court. He said David matured and grew as a person and that he felt UNF made a difference in his life. “It has been an incredible journey for him athletically, socially and spiritually and for him to get a degree in hand is phenomenal. He is a proud member of the winningest class in UNF history,” he added. Jeune said he will have a lot of great memories from his college career like Christmas Tournament wins all four years, a summer tour in Canada and a tournament in Cancun, Mexico. “I think I played a solid four years. I did what I was instructed to do and I did my job,” he said. Jeune will take classes over the summer and get a degree in August. After that he probably will look for a job in the business world. He said he would consider basketball offers overseas if they come in. Jeune said in college basketball he learned you must be ready to play every night because all of the players are talented, “The competition was very tough. You have to be ready to play and be well prepared,” he said. Jeune said the best player he saw on the court was Jared Sullinger who played for Ohio State and now plays for the Boston Celtics. He said the best teams he faced in college were Ohio State and the University of Florida. He said the best places to play were Big 10 schools like Purdue and Minnesota. UNF reached one Atlantic Sun Final during Jeune’s career. This year the conference champion Florida Gulf Coast University made it to the sweet 16. Florida Gulf Coast eliminated UNF in the rst round of the conference tournament this year. Jeune was in the rotation as a sophomore and junior and started every game as a senior. He often was assigned to guard the opponent’s best player. He had the best statistics of his career as he averaged over 20 minutes per game and nearly six points and four rebounds per contest. “David does things that nobody else aspires to do for a basketball team,” Driscoll said. “He is what I call a glue guy, a team guy. He was a huge part of our success.” Jeune had a double-double points and rebounds at the team’s senior night game this year, a 24-point victory over USC Upstate. Jeune said his best memories will be the cheering section at home games called the Osprey Nation. He also mentioned his high school career was highlighted by a buzzerbeater win over Glades Central at home when David had 35 points. “I was pretty happy with my college career. The coaching staff was great and the student support was really good,” he added. Jeune was the ‘glue guy’ for Ospreys’ hoop team David Jeune By Charles M. MurphyOkeechobee News  Cody Walker reached the nals of the District 15-3A Tennis Tournament in Jensen Beach before bowing out to Jensen Beach in straight sets. Walker had won two matches in the tournament. The Lady Brahman tennis team nished in third place overall and the boys team nished in sixth position.  The Brahman boy’s track team nished in ninth place and the Lady Brahmans in ninth place at the track meet held at South Fork High School on Tuesday. Top performances included a rst place nish in the 100 meters by Mike Thomas, and a second place nish by Sha’Dajia Williams in the 400 meters. Rosa Borja took 14th place in the girls discus with a toss of 70’4”. Bobby Garza took 10th place in the boys shot put with a throw of 39 feet. The girls 4x800 meter relay team nished in sixth place behind Charleigh Heater, Tabatha Henry, Ana Huerta and Sandra Luviano. Henry took fourth place in the girls 1600 meters with a time of 5:44.42. Henry nished in second place in the 3200 meters with a time of 12:33.08. Frank Adamo nished in fth place in the 400 meters at 52.64. Cole Owens too k 12th place in the 800 meters with a time o f 2.19:33. Owens nished 10th in the 3200 meters at 12:05.63. The boys4x400 meter team took fourth place behind Adams, Kain Sarros, Thomas and Sergio Vargas. Okeechobee Sports News in Brief


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