SEBASTIANINSIDESTAYSAFERIVER AREAHamp Elliot ofTheBreeze radio stationwas on hand forthe annualhurricane expoPage A6BEST OF THEBLOTTERJAY MEISELHunger is issue for TC childrenBy Samantha [email protected] the one hand, peoplemight applaud a homelessman in Vero Beach forattempting to earn somemoney.The problem is he wentabout it the wrong way.He reportedly wentinside a truck stop and tooktwo bottles of motor oilwithout paying.The next day, a truck stopemployee was surprised tosee the shoplifter across thestreet attempting to sell theoil.As a result, the man wasarrested. Possibly helearned two things of valuefrom the experience: You have to buy yourown inventory to start abusiness. Your competitorsaren’t going to donateitems to you. And if you want to starta business illegally in thatfashion, it’s probably not agood idea to sell items afew feet from where youstole them in the first place.See BLOTTER, A5local nonprofits.In Indian RiverCounty, 7,310 childrendo not know wheretheir next meal willcome from, and for31 percent, if helpcomes, it will comeH o Online atfrom local nonprofomet ow n Ne w s O L . cits.In Martin County, 6,740 childrendon’t have enough food, and 44percent of those don’t qualify for fed- See KIDS, A3tesw.A bad business planTREASURE COAST — About oneout of every three children on theTreasure Coast doesn’t have enoughfood to stay healthy.A new national study found thatmore than 33,500 children in Martin,St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties are what the U.S.Department of Agriculture call “foodinsecure,” which means they lack“consistent access to adequateamounts of food.”The study, sponsored by ConAgraFoods Foundation, is called “Map theMeal Gap: Child Food Insecurity2012.”It provides a breakdown by countyof the number of children who qualify for federal feeding programs. Italso shows that despite not knowingwhere their next meal will comefrom, more than 10,000 area childrendo not qualify, based on familyincome and other criteria, for publicaid and must depend on help from50 %OfifGift Cert ficawwSome criminal cases areunusual, humorous or justoutright odd. And there’s noshortage of them on theTreasure Coast. Thiscolumn will highlight casesthat often leave observersshaking their heads.Friday, June 15, 2012765063Your Local News and Information Source www.HometownNewsOL.commVol. 9, No. 38Current Moms secure grant for sun protectionofficeholderwantsjobNineteen-month-old LylaFuqua, right, shows herexcitement after riding thefireman express train,while Gabriela Goldberg, 3,waits to de-train during theBuggy Bunch GoodNeighbor, Good Shade 25,000 check presentation by State Farm Insurance at Humiston BeachPark Thursday.By Jessica [email protected] — In August,voterswilldecidebetween two Republicanwomen for the constitutional office position ofcounty supervisor ofelections.Leslie Swan, currentsupervisor, and herSee VOTE, A4NAUTICAL ARTA show featuring artwith nautical themes willbe held on the riverfrontCOMPUTINGA6WEEKEND WEATHERFriday: Mostly cloudy,scattered storms; high:88; low: 72; high tide:5:53 a.m.; low tide:12:12 p.m.Saturday: Partlycloudy, scatteredstorms; high: 86; low: 72; high tide: 6:41a.m.; low tide: 12:56 p.m.Sunday: Partly cloudy; high: 84; low: 68;high tide: 7:27 a.m.; low tide: 1:37 p.m.Weather courtesy of www.weather.comINDEXObituariesOut & AboutPolice ReportViewpointBy Jessica [email protected] RIVER COUNTY— Shielding children fromthe scorching hot Florida sunin the summertime mayseem like a superhumantask, but it’s just the challenge for some local supermoms.Last week, State FarmInsurancerepresentativesawarded a 25,000 check tothe Buggy Bunch for theirproposal to bring shade covers to local playgrounds [email protected] problemssendingemailswhile onthe roadB6B4B5B1TwoseekingpropertyappraiserpostBy Jay MeiselEMAIL ISSUESClassifiedCrosswordGardeningHoroscopesCliff Partlowstaff photographerB1A5B1A5A6INDIANRIVERCOUNTY — International certifications andyears of corporate experience from one candidate will be up againstthe day-to-day experience and legacy of theother candidate in theIndian River Countypropertyappraiser’srace this election cycle.ThomasDehn,aproperty appraiser with30 years of experience inthe private sector ischallenging incumbentDavid Nolte, who hasserved as the county’sproperty appraiser forthe past 31 years.The two candidates,both registered Republicans, will face off duringthe August primaryelection.See CANDIDATE, A4Vero Beach as part of theState Farm “Cause an Effect”grant program.Rain and overcast skiesprovided some sun protection during the check presentation and festivities inHumiston Park in Vero Beachon June 7, but grey cloudsdidn’t stop the Buggy Bunchmembers’ celebration.Dozensofchildrenbounced in a bounce house,explored a fire truck, took aride in a tram, snacked onsweets by Classy Cupcakesand played on the play-ground during the event,while moms and dadswatched them and chatted.The Buggy Bunch is thefastest growing nonprofitmom’s group on the TreasureCoast with more than 1,500members. The mission of thegroup is for moms to meetone another for fun, fellowship, fitness and friendship.Sharing their faith in JesusChrist is the tie that bindsthem altogether, said Shantarra Houston, public relations manager.The “Good Neighbor,Good Shade” grant proposalby the Buggy Bunch was oneof 3,000 submissions StateFarm received. It was chosenas a top 100 cause and in athree-week period receivedmore than 20,000 onlinevotes to get one of fournationwide 25,000 grants.Jennifer Robinson saidgetting out the vote was adaily pattern for so manymembers of the BuggyBunch.“We all voted like crazySee SHADE, A3Law games scheduled for Treasure CoastBy Jay [email protected] COAST — TheFlorida Police and FireGames scheduled for thiscoming week on the TreasureCoast may not match thehype attached to this summer’s Olympics Games inLondon.Nevertheless, the eventwill have a major impact onthe Treasure Coast, saidGarry Wilson, chief deputyfor the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.More 4,000 people, including deputies, police officers,firefighters, National Guard,military personnel, bothactive duty and retired, andtheir families from through-out the state will descend onthe Treasure Coast, saidChief Deputy Wilson, who iscoordinator for the TreasureCoast.Those participants will fillhotels, eat at restaurants andspend money at businesses,he said.“It will have a very positiveeffect,” he said.Events will be held in scattered locations in IndianRiver, St. Lucie, Martin andOkeechobee counties fromJune 16 through June 23.This is the third year in arow the event will be held onthe Treasure Coast. Next yearit moves to Fort Lauderdale,Chief Deputy Wilson said.Organizers work yearround to get the events setup, said Sgt. Adam Bailey ofthe Indian River CountySheriff’s Office, who is thecoordinator for that county.“We start (planning for thenext one), as soon as it’sover,” he said. “We plan allyear for these games.”The first games were heldin 1985 in Tampa and havebeen held on the TreasureCoast and in Jacksonville,Daytona Beach, Tallahassee,Gainesville, Cocoa Beachand Sarasota since then,according to the event’s website.The games were held onthe Treasure Coast for thefirst time in 2003 and 2004.For the past 20 years, Sgt.Mark Middleton of the Martin County Sheriff’s Officehas participated.He’s competed in softball,bench press, volleyball, tabletennis and basketball.This year, he will competein the mountain bicyclecompetition because it bestfits his schedule as coordinator of events in Martin County, he said.Although he won’t beclimbing any mountains, hesaid, it still qualifies as amountain bicycle competition, because “It’s the type ofbicycle that you ride.” Thecourse will be challenging as“it’s not just a flat sand orhard-based course,” Sgt.Middleton said. 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A2 Sebastian River AreaHometown NewsFriday, June 15, 2012Families and volunteers spruce up cemeteryNearly 75 volunteers andmembers of family buriedin Winter Beach Cemeterypitched in to spruce it upSaturday. Elaine McNealpulled weeds and pickedup old flowerpots aroundhers and adjacent plotswhile her husband, Randy,(not shown) ran a weedwhacker around theheadstones.Cliff Partlowstaff photographerCliff Partlow/staff photographerJustin Beard, left, and his dad, Warren, tie down branches in his dad’s truck to haul to thetransfer station during at Winter Beach Cemetery cleanup last Saturday. About 75 familymembers and volunteers came out to help spruce up the historic cemetery.765157Cliff Partlow/staff photographerThanks to volunteers and family members, Winter Beach Cemetery, one of the oldestcemeteries in Indian River County, got a bit of a face-lift Saturday. The cemetery is hometo eight Civil War veterans and countless World War I and II veterans. Alan Ryall and hiswife, Chris, uncover a headstone hidden by an oak tree and weeds.LawFrom page A1“It’s a very good workoutcourse.”Not all the events are athletic in nature.Capt. Gregory Kirk of theFort Pierce Police Department will compete in thepoker event.He has competed in thelaw games since 2004 in thebench press event. But he’sopting for a less physicallychallenging event, as his“shoulders aren’t what theyused to be,” he said.On the other hand, Sgt.Bailey said he plans to compete in the 9.11 mile run. Hesaid he doesn’t run a lot,though.“I think I should be able tomake it to the end,” he said.“If not, that’s what ambulances are for.”St. Lucie and Martin coun-DR. LARRY LANDSMANBoard Certiﬁed-Over 20 Years of Dermatology Experience-Private Practice, Miami-Voluntary Professor, Dermatology-University of Miami-Cleveland Clinic of Florida-American Academy of Dermatology-American Society of Dermatologic Surgery-American Academy Cosmetic SurgeryCALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT772-562-SKIN 787 37th St. Vero Beachties typically have around 30participants, while IndianRiver County has a dozen.Events are open to the public for those who want to bespectators. They include thefollowing: Archery, Indian RiverCounty Fairgrounds, 795558th Ave., Vero Beach, June 21and June 22, 8 a.m. both days Arm wrestling, Hutchinson Island Marriott Resort,555 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart,June 18, 7 p.m. Chess, Homewood Suites,10301 S.W. Innovation Way,Port St. Lucie, June 18 andJune 19, 10 a.m. both days Cross country run, Sebastian River High School, 900190th Blvd., Sebastian, June20, 7:30 a.m. Firefightercombatcourse, Treasure Coast PublicSafety Training Complex,4600 Kirby Loop Road, FortPierce, June 22, 9 a.m. Golf, PGA Golf Club, 1916Steven A. Long, P.A.ATTORNEY AT LAW1317 North Central Ave.Sebastian, FL NTION THIS AD FOR AFREE CONSULTATION BANKRUPTCY FAMILY LAW & DIVORCE WILLS, TRUSTS & ESTATES026005General Practice, Including:Perfect Drive, Port St. Lucieand Sandridge Golf Club,5300 73rd St., Vero Beach,June 19 to 21, 7 a.m. tee time. Horseshoes, St. LucieCounty Fairgrounds, 15601W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce,June 18-20, 8:30 a.m. eachday Mountain biking, Halpatiokee Regional Park, 7645S.W. Lost River Road, Stuart,June 18, 8 a.m. Pistol, Indian River County Shooting Range, 10455102nd Terrace, Sebastian,June 20-21, 8:30 a.m. Soccer (indoor), Sebastian River High School, 900190th Blvd., Sebastian, June 21to 22, 8 a.m. each day Soccer (outdoor), Kiwanis/Hobart Park, 58th Avenueand 77th St., Wabasso, June18 to 20, 8 a.m. each day Softball, HalpatiokeeRegional Park, 7645 S.W. LostRiver Road, Stuart; men’sdivision, June 18 to 23, 4 p.m.,women’s and older than 40divisions, June 19 to 23, 4p.m. each day SWAT obstacle course, St.Lucie County Sheriff’s OfficeFirearms Training Range,2191 Coolidge Road, FortPierce, June 22, 8 a.m. forindividual competition and1:30 p.m. for team competition Swimming, North CountyAquatic Center, 9450 95th St.,Sebastian, June 17, 7 a.m. Tennis, Lawnwood Center, 1302 Virginia Ave., FortPierce, June 19 to June 22, singles, 8 a.m., daily, doubles, 5p.m., daily.025975765161The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications.Exp 6/22/12EXP. 6/22/12
Friday, June 15, 2012www.HometownNewsOL.comSebastian River Area A3Family DentistryYour friends come hereand so should you!Dr. Louis Roquewww.roquefamilydentistry.com2 LOCATIONS TO CHOOSE FROMRIVERSIDE DENTAL9402 N. U.S. Hwy. 1Sebastian 772-589-1140ROQUE FAMILY DENTISTRY1956 41st Ave Suite DVero Beach 772-778-1040NEW PATIENT OFFER 100OFFYour 1st VisitNEW PATIENTS ONLYEXPIRES 6/30/12Cliff Partlow/staff photographerFrom page A1and were begging our Facebook friends to vote, too,” Ms.Robinson.She is excited about havingthe shade covers for playgroup meet ups.“The playgrounds here aregreat, but the slides andequipment in general are sohot, so you’re left with goingearly, which is difficult withsmall children or leave beforethe kids are ready to leave,”KidsFrom page A1eral child nutrition programs.In St. Lucie County, 16,400are going hungry and 29 percent cannot participate infederal assistance programs.“The statistics speak forthemselves,” said Judy Cruz,CEO of the Treasure CoastFood Bank, which serves thefour-county region.“There’s still a long way togo. About 30 percent of thechildren on the TreasureCoast are suffering from foodshe said.The group is working withthe Vero Beach recreationdepartment to decide wherethe first shade cover will beinstalled.Humiston Park and TroyMoody Park are the top twochoices, said Rob Slezak,recreation director.Mark Sartain, from KimleyHorn and Associates, is volunteering his time