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Vol. 98 No. 194 .Friday, July 13, 2007 50 Plus tax


Rain halts canal
work in Viking
With the onset of the rainy
season, work has stopped on the
Viking canal project.
As part of their five-year water
control plan, the board of super-
visors of the Coquina Water Con-
trol District is involved in a canal
renovation project. The district's
25 miles of canals are being nar-
rowed from 80 feet to 40 feet wide
and deepened from 2 to either 6
or 8 feet. This will provide for bet-
ter drainage and water control.
Page 2

Local man charged in
theft of boat, motor
An Okeechobee man has been
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail due to his alleged
connection in the theft of a boat,
trailer and outboard motor.
Page 3

Glades County
bomb threat a hoax
MOORE HAVEN - The inves-
tigation into a bomb threat at the
Glades County Courthouse was
apparently a ruse by a prison in-
mate trying to escape and avoid
the life sentence he is now serv-
ing in a North Florida prison.
Page 3

burn ban is lifted
According to Chief Nick Hop-
kins of the Okeechobee County
Fire Department the burn ban in
Okeechobee County has been
lifted. For information call (863)

Glades County
burn ban limited
According to the Glades Coun-
ty Division of Emergency Manage-
ment parts of Glades County are
still under a burn ban. For infor-
mation, call (863) 946-6020.

New watering
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is now
under Phase III water restrictions.
Lawn watering is now limited.
to one day a week from 4 until 8
a.m. and 5 until 7 p.m. for low
volume hand watering.
More information is available
by calling (800) 250-4200; or, by
going to the South Florida Water
Management website at www.

Drought Index
Current: 206
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.1 feet
Last Year: 12.18 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.

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Board picks new school site

Site for new K-8
school located
off Old Dixie Hwy.

By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The purchase of a 40-acre
site for a new school was an-
nounced at the Tuesday, July
10, meeting of the Okeechobee
County School Board.
The announcement was
made by School Board attorney
Tom Conely Ill. The site is locat-

ed off Old Dixie Highway near
Oak Park. There is a signed con-
tract on the property, but no firm
closing date has been set.
The name of the current prop-
erty owner was not released.
"We are planning on a kin-
dergarten through eighth grade
school on that site," stated Dr.
Patricia Cooper, Okeechobee
County School Superintendent.
"According to reports, this type
of school is the wave of the
future. We aren't anticipating
building on the site for another
five years."

The board also unanimously
approved Joni Ard as director of
student services; Patti Canevari
as assistant principal of North
Elementary School; Mike Rade-
baugh as director of career and
technical programs; Cynthia
Weigum as principal of Ever-
glades Elementary School; and
Randall Weigum as principal of
Seminole Elementary School.
"Mr. and Mrs. Weigum were
both principals at elementary
schools in Colorado," stated Dr.
Cooper. "They both come highly

Remodeled center: Expected to open in fall

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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Kiwanis member Monica Jones (left) was the host for guest speaker Laurie Garner
(center) and her husband John Garner (right) at the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee meet-
ing on Thursday, July 12, at the Village Square Restaurant. Mrs. Garner spoke of the
Pregnancy Center and ways it will help citizens of Okeechobee County.

Kiwanis learn about pregnancy center

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
With the teen pregnancy
rates in Okeechobee County
souring above most of the oth-
er 67 counties in Florida, Lau-
rie Garner, the new director of
the soon-to-reopen Pregnancy
Center of Okeechobee, the as-
sistance of the community as
a whole is needed to make the
center's mission a success.
Mrs. Garner spoke to that
effect at the weekly Kiwan-
is luncheon on Thursday,
where members learned why
Okeechobee desperately needs
a pregnancy center and how
the center will help the citizens
of Okeechobee.
According to Mrs. Garner,
Okeechobee ranks second in
the state for teen pregnancy
rate for girls ages 10-12.
The Pregnancy Center of
Okeechobee will be located at
the previous center's location
at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., which
had closed its doors in Decem-
ber 2006. Mrs. Garner hopes to
reopen the doors to the newly
remodeled center in either late
August or early September.

The Pregnancy Center of
Okeechobee is partnering
with the Healthy Start Coali-
tion, which is allowing them
to provide certified pregnancy
testing free of charge. A certi-
fied nurse is being provided
through Healthy Start that will
allow women to be able to take
the test at the center and be di-
rected to a prenatal program
in order to help raise the early
prenatal care statistics.
According to Mrs. Gar-
ner, the Pregnancy Center of
Okeechobee is undeniably and
unashamedly pro-life but will
still be offering counseling re-
gardless of the decision of the
mother. When possible, they
will be working with potential
parents who attend parenting
Through these parenting
classes with Lori Jaquith, the
parents-to-be will learn how to
take care of their newborn and
how to become responsible
citizens of society. They will
also receive boutique bucks
through attending these classes
that they will be able to use at
the center for much needed
items such as baby clothes, dia-

pers and other items donated
or purchased through donated
Through these classes and
learning to become a respon-
sible parent, the center will be
helping to create more respon-
sible employees for the busi-
ness community by making the
parents-to-be realize that they
must maintain a high work
ethic in order to take care of
themselves and their child.
The newly remodeled center
will also be offering ultrasounds
roughly one to two nights a
week by a local ultrasound
technician who is donating her
time to the center. This will al-
low the parents to see and hear
the heartbeat of their baby at an
early stage during their decision
process when they first find out
about their pregnancy.
The center will also be a
place where individuals can be
made aware of all the state and
local resources that are avail-
able to them.
Those who have pregnancy
tests that come back negative
will also receive counseling ih
See Center - Page 2

Hilda Castillo was also ap-
pointed as food service manager
of Everglades Elementary School
for the 2007-08 fiscal year.
A change order for $32,630.81
for the classroom addition proj-
ect at Osceola Middle School
-- resulting in an increase of
the total contract amount to
$2,952,918.27 --was unanimous-
ly approved. This change order
includes changes'to convert two
standard classrooms into sci-
ence classrooms with additional
casework and a structure to re-
solve existing sewer and storm

line locations.
A change order in the amount
of$17,913.68 forthepaving/drain-
age project at the bus garage/
multipurpose building resulting
in an increase of the total con-
,tract amount of $782,620.68 was
also unanimously approved. This
change order included a credit to
delete resurfacing under the roof
area and corners of the build-
ing and includes the cost to add
concrete in those areas, as well
as miscellaneous additions. It is
See Site - Page 2

Local man

killed in

car accident

St. Cloud man
is charged with

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was
killed Wednesday night when
the car in which he was a pas-
senger was struck in the trunk
area by a pickup truck being
driven by a St. Cloud man,
according to a report by the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD).
Pronounced dead at the
scene was 18-year-old Brandon

Humphrey, of Southeast 23rd
Street. The
driver of the
car in which
he was rid-
ing was unin-cr
jured, states a
the OCPD
report by Sgt.
Victoria Wil-
liams. Michael
Michael Michael
Wayne Col- Collins
lins, 35, was charged with the
felonies of driving under the
influence-manslaughter and
leaving the scene of an accident
with death. He was also issued
See Man - Page 2

County OKs

Eagles Landing

housing project

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Once again the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners has approved pre-
liminary plans for yet another
large residential and commer-
cial development.
Land Ventures of America
was granted their request
Thursday, June 12, to rezone
a 101-acre tract of land on U.S.
441 S.E. at Nubbin Slough to
planned development. This
change will allow for the de-
velopment of Eagles Land-
ing which, upon completion,
will have 622 housing units
consisting of 242 multi-story

condominiums, 264 two-story
townhouses and 116 one-story
Plans also call for 15 acres
of commercial property includ-
ing a grocery store, bank, drug
store and restaurant.
As part of the project, the de-
velopers are planning to build a
four-lane road on the west side
of the development that could
later be extended to form a
connector road between U.S.
441 S.E. and S.R. 710.
Commissioners have long
discussed the need for such
a connector road. They ap-
See Landing - Page 2

By Chauna Aguflar
Okeechobee News
of Schools Dr. Patricia Coo-
per spoke of the new 'major'
requirements for the 2007-08
school year for incoming ninth
graders at the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce's
monthly luncheon on Wednes-
day, July 11, at Golden Corral.
According to the Florida De-
partment of Education's press
release concerning the A++
Plan for Education, one por-

tion will begin with ninth grad-
ers entering high school in the
2007-08 school year.
Students will be required to
earn 16 core academic courses
and eight elective courses in
order to graduate with a high
school diploma. Core require-
ments consist of four courses
of English and math; three
courses of social studies and
science; one course of fine arts;
and, one course in physical
education and health.
Of the eight elective courses
students, while in eighth grade,

choose a major of area of inter-
est that includes four courses in
a common area.
One example could be four
sequential courses in a career
and technical program, fine
and performing arts, or aca-
demic content area as part of
the student's education plan.
According to Dr. Cooper,
this program has been well
received by the eighth graders
who made their choices of ma-
jor during the 2006-07 school
See Majors - Page 2

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce heard from the Su-
perintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper concerning pro-
grams offered at the Okeechobee High School as a 'major' for
high school students, in accordance with the new Florida De-
partment of Education law.


Cooper explains new

'majors' to Chamber

2 Okeechobee News, Friday, July 13, 2007

Rain halts canal work in Viking

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
With the onset of the rainy
season, work has stopped on the
Viking canal project.
As part of their five-year water
control plan, the board of super-
visors of the Coquina Water Con-
trol District is involved in a canal
renovation project. The district's
25 miles of canals are being nar-
rowed from 80 feet to 40 feet wide
and deepened from 2 to either 6
or 8 feet. This will provide for bet-
ter drainage and water control.
Supervisors learned at their
meeting on Wednesday, July 11,
that wet weather has caused the

work to stop on Canal D after
completion of about 990 feet.
Work on that canal will resume in
drier weather.
Consequently, the board decid-
ed to release a trackhoe that had
been rented for the project.
Canal E was recently com-
pleted and that canal bank will be
seeded to prevent erosion.
Turning to another matter,
board member John Entry re-
ported on his negotiations with
Tom Conley, attorney for Triple
Diamond Ranch. Triple Diamond
offered to provide shell to be
placed on the road between the
ranch and Peavine Trail. Coquina

will have to mine the shell from
ranch property and spread it on
the road.
Mr. Entry was authorized by
the board to ask for an additional
10,000 cubic yards of shell rock
above what would be needed for
the road. He calculated that this
amount would offset Coquina's
cost to mine and spread the shell.
This excess shell would be used
for emergency repairs on other
The road to Triple Diamond
is part of the 52 miles of roads
providing access to water control
structures that Coquina is autho-
rized to repair under their five-year

water control plan.
Mr. Entry reported that the
ranch was not interested Coqui-
na's proposal.
Mr. Entry was directed to make
a list of county-owned lots that are
near Coquina canals. He will then
approach commissioners to see if
some type of arrangement can be
worked out to use dirt from those
lots as fill material in their canals.
Upon recommendation of their
attorney Ken Edwards, the board
passed a resolution clarifying their
assessment process.
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at pgawda@newszap.com.

Commissioners agree to help fund FHREDI

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting on Thursday,
July 12, the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
received an update on economic
development and efforts to pro-
mote tourism in the central Florida
Lynn Topal of Florida's Fresh-
water Frontier/FHREDI (Florida
Heartland Rural Economic Devel-
opment Initiative) gave an over-
view of her organization's accom-
plishments and where they are
Ms. Topal's organization pro-
motes economic development
and tourism in the central Florida
counties of Highlands, Hardee,
DeSoto, Okeechobee, Glades and
Hendry. The organization is fund-
ed in part by Okeechobee County.
Ms. Topal noted that some
areas in the region do not have
high speed internet. Her organi-
zation has completed a feasibility
study of the matter. She said that
right now two regional providers
are looking at creating a regional
broadband system.
The organization is looking for
industrial sites in the area. They
now have 13 sites for industries
that are relocating to the area to
Under FHREDI there is a pro-

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estimated that some of the work
will be completed before school
starts in August. The remainder of
- the work should be completed by
late September, barring any addi-
tional rain delays.
Revisions to the Code of Stu-
dent Conduct were unanimously
The board approved a change
in the -qualification requirements
for the position of food service
quality assurance manager-at-
large. One of the qualifications
for this position was five years
previous experience with quanti-
ty food preparation and services.
That qualification was changed to
three years.
An agreement between the
board and the Okeechobee

gram to train people in business
In the aftermath of a, hurri-
cane, Ms. Topal said there have
been problems getting necessary
information to businesses. Her or-
ganization can notify businesses
ahead of time letting them know
where they can go for help after
the storm. In some cases employ-
ees have left the area because
their place of employment of was
destroyed. Ms. Topal's group has a
program to put people in that cat-
egory back to work after a storm.
Transportation is a problem in
central Florida. Ms. Topal said that
FHREDI is working on making
plans for a regional transit author-
ity. She said the study should be
finished in 18 months. Then, they
will work on securing funding and
implementing the program.
Ms. Topal referred to two new
brochures that were printed to
promote tourism in the region.
One is a calendar of events and
the other is a heritage and cul-
tural travel guide. The travel
guide lists 18 points of interest
in Okeechobee County includ-
ing the Fort Drum Crystal Mine,
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center, the Okeechobee Historical
Society Museum and the Battle of
Okeechobee marker.
The calendar records such

Healthcare Facility for the use of
five buses in emergency situations
was unanimously approved. This
was a new agreement that would
allow the Healthcare Facility to
use up to five buses, and possibly
five drivers, in the event that an
emergency caused the evacuation
of the facility. The facility agreed
to pay the cost of transportation,
including bus drivers' salaries,
fuel and general repairs.
The board unanimously ap-
proved an agreement with Glenda
Jarriel to perform functional be-
havior assessments with students
with extreme behavior problems
who need a Functional Behavior
Assessment completed by a Certi-
fied Behavior Analyst.
The Carl D. Perkins DJJ Com-
petitive Grant application in the
amount of $75,000 was unani-
mously approved. If received,

Okeechobee events as the fair and
the Memorial Day program.
At the conclusion of her pre-
sentation, the board voted to
provide the same level of funding
as last year. For the coming fiscal
year they appropriated $10,000
to FHREDI and $10,000 to Florida
Freshwater Frontier.
Turning to another matter, the
board approved a prioritized list of
roads for resurfacing totaling 5.5
miles. The number one priority on
the list is three miles of N.E. 4811
Avenue. An additional 2.3 miles
for resurfacing on S.R. 15 A and
Wolff Road will be done under a
County administrator George
Long told the board that the coun-
ty had received a $200,000 Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
grant to be used for picnic tables
and benches at Okee-Tantie Ma-
rina and Campground.
In other action, the board:
* awarded a contract in the
amount of $152,380 to Craig A.
Smith for engineering work in con-
nection with a drainage improve-
ment project for the southwestern
section of the county;
* approved a building depart-
ment procedure so that contrac-
tors would not have to -list certain
types of subcontractors;
* appointed Kresta King, for-

the grant will be used to provide
relevant career training courses in
digital design, computer program-
ming, residential electrical wiring
and culinary arts for students at
the Okeechobee Alternative High
School housed at the DJJ Level 10
In addition to these occupa-
tional courses, the work certified
work readiness program will be
offered by the Workforce Devel-
opment Board of the Treasure
The board approved an execu-
tive session on Friday, Aug. 17,
at 8 a.m. in the superintendent's
office, room 308, of the school
board office at 700 S.W. Second
In other business, two instruc-
tional positions were deleted
from the personnel allocations
for the 2007-08 fiscal year. They
were one permanent substitute

mer director of the Lake Placid
Memorial Library, as Okeechobee
County Library director;
* ratified a contract with Pres-
ervation Services, Inc. of Tampa
in an amount not to exceed
$15,600 for replacement of win-
dow flashing and caulking at the
Okeechobee County Jail;
* in connection with the above
project, ratified expenditure of
$3,700 to Preservation Services for
downspout work and granted an
additional 45 days to complete the
* authorized expenditure of an
amount not to exceed $25,000 for
coconut matting and grass to pre-
vent erosion at the boat ramps at
Scott Driver Park;
* appointed Greg Avant to the
construction licensing board with
a term to expire March 1, 2010;
* appointed commissioners
Clif Betts, Elvie Posey and Ray
Domer to the value adjustment
* appointed Mr. Betts to serve
as chairperson of the value adjust-
ment board; and,
* scheduled budget workshops
for 1:30 p.m. on July 28 and 9 a.m.
on Aug. 1.
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teacher at Everglades Elementary
School and one basic teacher at
Seminole Elementary School.
Three instructional positions
were added at various schools.
They were: one basic teacher at
Everglades Elementary School;
one basic teacher at North El-
ementary School; and, one math
teacher at Okeechobee High
There were also three addi-
tions to non-instructional per-
sonnel; two custodians at New
Endeavor High School; and, one
secretary at Okeechobee High
School. The secretarial position
was an upgrade from a clerical
aid position.
All items on the consent agen-
da were unanimously approved.
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Reporter Lorna Jablonski may be
reached at Ijablonski@newszap.com

The yearly operating budget the event are still available for $25 and will be doing for the commu-
of the center is estimated to be per person or $125 per table of six nity in the future.
Continued From Page 1 approximately $50,000. They people. For information, contact Mrs.
will be holding a Christmas -in The guest speaker will be Tim Garner at (863) 634-8523.
abstinence training in order to July fundraising event at the KOA De Tellis. Post your opinions in the Publitc
agvoIssues Forum at www.newszap.com.
educate them to prevent an un- Kampground on Thursday, July The event will showcase more Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
wanted pregnancy in the future. 19, from 6 until 9 p.m. Tickets to about what the center is doing reached at caguilar@newszap.com.

* he would like to see a timeline on dominium buildings. "The good thing about a
Landing the extension of the connector Mr. Royce said he had met with planned unit development is that
Continued From Page 1 road to S.R. 710. Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue we get more than one bite at the
Continued From Page 1 Mr. Mathes said the first phase officials and they were confident apple, "stated Mr. Betts. "It gets
proved the requested change of construction would include they could handle fire fighting. reviewed and reviewed."
even though they had some mis- building the road to the develop- Commissioner Marvin Wher- The board granted two other
giving about whether or not the er's property line. He said no time rell noted that with the comple- requests for zoning changes.
connector road would ever be had been established for the con- tion of Freshwater, another large Big Lake Land Management
completed. tinuation of the road to S.R. 710. development on Charles Harvey Big La e Lante d a change in zoning
"It's better than a straight resi- He noted that the project will be Highway, there would be more was granted a change in zoning
dential project," was the opinion paying a large amount of impact need for a connector road to less- from commercial to heavy indus-
of planning director Bill Royce fees that could be used to help ehf the impact on U.S. 441. trial for property on U.S. 98 N. to
Mark Mathes of Lucido and extend the road. In response to a question allow for a metal recycling busi-
Associates made the case for the Mr. Mathes said that 75 percent about the proposed six- and ness.
developer. He said there would of the commercial part of the de- seven-story buildings interfering Hudd Gorham and Cheryl
be very limited variances to cur- velopment could be completed with flight patterns, Mr. Mathes Simmons were granted a change
rent building codes. The project without causing traffic conges- replied that he did not know but in zoning from residential mixed
would require zero side setbacks tion. He said his project would the would check with the Federal to neighborhood commercial for
because all the housing is at- actually decrease congestion by' Aviation Administration before fi- their property on N.W. 36th Street.
tached. There will also have to be allowing nearby residents to shop nal approval is granted. They stated no specific reason for
a height variance for the planned there rather than driving down Even though he said he still, the change.
six- and seven-story condomini- U.S. 441 to Okeechobee. had reservations about the proj- Post your opinions in the Public
urns in order for them to overlook Commissioner Clif Betts asked ect, Mr. Posey made motion for Issues Forum at www.newszap.
Lake Okeechobee. about fire protection on the pro- approval. It was passed unani- com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
Commissioner Elvie Posey said posed six- and seven-story con- mously. reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


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She stated that they seemed to
be very excited about having to
choose a career focus. The accep-
tance of this new law was well re-
ceived during the process.
While there are over 400 ap-
proved areas of majors for high
school students, the Okeechobee
County school system currently
offers the following areas: Acad-
emy of Finance; accounting; ad-

ministrative assistant; agriculture
machinery mechanics; animal
science and services; architec-
tural drafting; automotive service
technology; carpentry; digital de-
sign; electronic technology; nurs-
ing assistant; teaching assistant;
web design; and, Construction
Management and Architectural
Technology Academy.
Each of these programs are
presented to the students in their
eighth grade year in a booklet
entitled Career and Technical Pro-
grams for Okeechobee County
schools. With this booklet stu-

dents are able to know exactly
what courses they must take to
either obtain a industry certifica-
tion or dual enrollment degree
through Indian River Community
College (IRCC).
Through the' relationship be-
tween Okeechobee High School
and IRCC many students are now
able to graduate with both an as-
sociates and their high school di-
ploma at the same time.
This book also highlights actu-
al career pay rates for jobs in each
category based on the degree of
completion of the program. This

makes the choice of major real to
the students in a way that makes
sense to them, dollar signs.
While any school system can
offer as many programs to the
students, it is still ultimately in
the students hands the answers
to their lives. This is just another
way that Okeechobee County
schools are striving to give their
students the most opportunities
for success.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.

Continued From Page 1
a traffic citation for driving under
the influence.
According to jail records,
Collins is being held in the
Okeechobee County Jail without
The accident occurred around
10:20 p.m. at the traffic light on
South Parrott Avenue at the en-
trance to Wal-Mart.
Sgt. Williams' report indicates
Mr. Humphrey was a passenger
in a Chrysler Sebring automo-
bile that was stopped at the traf-
fic light when it was, according
to several witnesses, struck by
a 2001 Ford F-250 pickup truck.
The pickup, continued the re-
port, was driven by Collins.
Both vehicles were in the
northbound lane on South Par-
rott Ave.
The report goes on to state
that 20 opened, empty and cold
beer cans were found in the
pickup, as well as four unopened
cold beer cans in the back of Col-
lins' truck.
Collins reportedly refused
to take a breath test. However,

medical personnel did draw
blood from the self-employed
screen installer at the scene of
the accident, stated the officer's
report. The blood will be ana-
lyzed to determine if Collins was
under the influence of alcohol at
the time of the accident.
In her report, Sgt. Williams
indicates that witnesses told her
that after the accident they saw
Collins pull away and drive into
a shopping area at 100 S.W. 21st
St. One witness reportedly told
Sgt. Williams they saw Collins
pull the bumper of the car from
the front of his three-quarter ton
Another witness said they saw
Collins throw a beer can into the
bed of his truck. That witness,
stated Sgt. Williams' report, fol-
lowed Collins into the parking lot
of the shopping area then parked
in the same area.
Although Collins had a cut on
his forehead, the OCPD report
does not state if he received any
medical treatment.
The crash is still under investi-
gation by OCPD traffic homicide

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thunderstorms.'The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind will
be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 40
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms through midnight. The low will be in the lower 70s.
The wind will be from the southeast around 5 mph. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.
Okeechobee Forecast
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a chance of afternoon showers
and thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind
will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 50
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of evening
showers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.
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storms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is 50
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showers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.
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storms. The high will be around 90. The chance of rain is 40 per-
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and thunderstorms. The low will be in the mid 70s. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.
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Okeechobee News, Friday, July 13, 2007 3

Glades County bomb threat a hoax 'e'mi pt ia

By Eric Kopp after being con- The GCSO detective said in regard to a letter in which the
Okeechobee News evicted of homi- Crawford sent the letters in hopes author threatened to blow up the
MOORE HAVEN-- The invest cide. of being charged locally then building.
nation into a bombthreatat the According to transferred from Raiford to a Besides the GCSO, personnel Community Links Individual Voices
r Sgt. Salo, Craw- small county to face those local from the Lee Count Port Authori-

u iestu uutumy c huuimuuse wes
apparently a ruse by a prison in-
mate trying to escape and avoid
the life sentence he is now serv-
ing in a North Florida prison.
According to Detective Ser-
geant Don Salo of the Glades
County Sheriff's Office (GCSO)
the Tuesday, July 10, bomb threat
was sent to the courthouse in the
form of a letter by Calvin Craw-
ford, 35.
Crawford is currently serving
a life sentence at Raiford Prison

ford, who has
no ties to Glades
County, also ha
a history of es-
cape which was Calvin
the reason for Crawford
the bomb threat.
Agents from the Florida De-
partment of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) traced the letter to Raiford
Prison, and Crawford.
Sgt. Salo said Crawford also
sent a similar letter to another
small county.

"He was trying to get a local
charge and sent to a smaller jail
in hopes of escaping," said Sgt.
For that reason Crawford will
not be charged in the hoax, he
The detective said Crawford
also stated his disdain for the
criminal justice system in the let-
The GCSO was called to the
courthouse around 12:37 p.m.

ty, Lee County Sheriff's Office, the
Collier County Sheriff's Office and
FDLE were called to the scene.
Explosive-sniffing K-9s were used
to search the building, but found
no explosives.
Sgt. Salo said the search took
about an hour.
The detective said it has also
been determined that Crawford
is not linked to any terrorist orga-
nization. The investigation is now
closed, he added.

Local man charged in theft of boat, motor

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has been
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail due to his alleged
connection in the theft of a boat,
trailer and outboard motor.
Leslie Davis Martin, 33, N.W
53rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested Tuesday, July 11, on a
charge of grand theft. His bond
has been set at $5,000.
Detective M.D. Faulkner of the

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der 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 Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
* Michael Shane Raulerson,

County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO)
said Martin ap-
parently used
the boat as
collateral for
a $1,000 loan
from a Lakeport
man. The detec- Leslie
tive went on to Martin
say the 1978 15-
foot aluminum boat with a John-
son 40 hp outboard motor was

33, U.S. 98 N., Okeechobee, was
arrested July 10 by Detective Bill
Saum on a charge of burglary
of an unoccupied structure. His
bond was set at $2,500.
* Kimberly Ann Ramaglia, 21,
S.B. 20th Court, Okeechobee, was
arrested July 10 by Deputy Roy Gil-
christ on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with failure
to appear - discharge of a firearm
and failure to appear - aggravated
assault (two counts). She is being

recovered in Lakeport.
An arrest report by Detective
Faulkner indicates that the boat,
motor and trailer had an esti-
mated value of $6,500. The report
also indicates that there were four
ro d reels and four cane poles
in the boat at the time it was tak-
en. The value of the fishing equip-
ment was approximately $60,
added the report.
Detective Faulkner said Martin
also took the title to the boat and

held without bond.
* Tandra Marie Young, 34, N.W.
63rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested July 11 by Deputy Potter
on a felony charge of aggravated
child abuse and a misdemeanor
charge of domestic violence. Her
bond was set at $52,000.
* Phillip James Miller III, 53,
Welsh Road, Philadelphia, Pa.,
was arrested July 10 by Deputy
Sergeant Shannon Peterson on a
felony charge of child abuse, and

then gave the title to the Lakeport
man as collateral. Martin also
gave the man a note stating that
he would repay the $1,000 by
Sept. 15. Martin then signed the
boat owner's name to the note,
continued the report..
The note and title were recov-
ered, added the detective.
Detective Faulkner said Martin
apparently sent $800 to his wife in
Ohio, and kept $200.

misdemeanor charges of battery
(domestic violence) and resisting
arrest without violence. His bond
was set at $15,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.

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The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges
by the Glades County Sheriff's Of-
fice (GCSO), the Seminole Police

Department (SPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the De-
partment of Corrections (DOC).

Okeechobee News/Victoria Hannon

Crash disrupts traffic
Around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday July 12, Brett Orf was head-
ed north on Parrott Avenue when he crashed into a light
pole and a power pole in his white Ford F150. According to
officers at the scene Mr. Orf could not tell them what had
occurred. "He says that he doesn't remember what hap-
pened," stated Officer Rayna, who was at the scene. "We
think that he might have several concussions." The force
behind the crash of the truck caused it to swing around
from the northbound direction that it had been heading to
an eastern facing position. This crash caused 1700 FPL
customers to lose power, most of which was returned by
8 a.m. 20 of those customers were out of power until the
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* Bobby L. Arnold, 28,
Okeechobee, was arrested July
1 by SPD Officer A. Garrison on
charges of driving under the influ-
ence, fleeing -and eluding a law
enforcement officer, resisting ar-
rest without violence, failure to
sign citation, driving while license
suspended and burglary of an oc-
cupied dwelling. His bond was
set at $4,755.
* Bill Cecil Bailey, 28,
Okeechobee, was arrested July
2 by Deputy Sergeant Ronnie
Baker on charges of driving under
the influence and resisting arrest
without violence. His total bond
was set at $5,750.
* Wesley Durham, 21, Sebas-
tian, was arrested July 3 by Depu-
ty S. Weikert on charges of driving
under the influence and posses-

sion of marijuana. His bond was
set at $750.
* Timothy Lee Turi, 47, Moore
Haven, was arrested July 5 by FHP
Trooper J. Wilcox on a charge of
driving under the influence with
bodily injury to another. His bond
was set at $4,999.
* Richard M. Causey, 67, Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy J.
Griner on a charge of dealing in
stolen property (two counts). His
total bond was set at $20,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.

News in Brief

Third teen arrested
in gang rape of mother
third teenager was arrested in the
gang rape and assault of a mother
and her 12-year-old son in a hous-
ing project, police said Thursday.
Fingerprints in the woman's
house linked 15-year-old Jakaris
Sansay Taylor to the June 18 at-
tack, West Palm Beach police
spokesman Ted White said.
Taylorwas arrested at his home
in the housing project on charges
of home invasion robbery with
a firearm, Wearing a mask while
committing .an offense, sexual
battery and armed sexual battery
with multiple perpetrators. He will
be transferred to a juvenile deten-

tion center once investigators fin-
ish questioning him, police said.
Taylor's mother, Jacqueline
Minor, declined comment when
reached by phone Thursday.
Two other teenagers, Avion
Lawson, 14, and Nathan Walker,
16, were being held without bail
in the assault and gang rape.
Up to 10 masked teenagers
raped and sodomized the wom-
an and beat her son, police have
said. They also forced her at gun-
point to perform oral sex on the
boy, she later told a TV station.
The state attorney's office will
be seeking a grand jury indict-
ment for all defendants in the
case to ensure they are charged
as adults, spokesman Mike Ed-
mondson said.

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MURAL: This is in regard to the telephone mural I was here in the '60s
and the telephone building that was there was called Intercounty, but in
the paper it says the Okeechobee Telephone Company was here until
1972. Something is not right here. It was first Inter County, then it was
United, then it was Sprint. Does anyone have any information on this?
EDITOR'S NOTE: According to Karen Hanawalt, the program man-
ager for Okeechobee Main Street, all of their information was given to
them by the Okeechobee Historical Society. Main Street welcomes any
additional information, as well as any pictures that anyone may have.
Please contact Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN (6246).
BLAME: If you look at the historic research, the problems with the
lake are from a combination of factors. It started when they dredged the
Kissimmee River to make it navigatable and dug canals to connect the
lake with the Caloosahatchee River to the west and the St. Lucie canal to
the east. Man changed the natural flow of water. Add to that diking the
lake, which stopped water from its natural sheetflow to the south. Not
only is water coming in fast and dirty, it is going out the same way and
in the wrong directions. Plus, the floating mats of vegetation which used
to sheetflow south are trapped in the lake so that's where they die and
decay, making the lake bottom mucky. The dairy industry to the north of
the lake was a problem until about 20 years ago when they had the dairy
buy-out and moved all the cows ofit of the watershed, or made the dairy
owners keep all runoff in their own ponds so no nutrients leave their
property. It has been 20 years since the dairy cows were creating prob-
lems, but the nutrient build-up in the waterways is still there. South of the
lake, the sugar industry backpumps dirty water so those nutrients go right
into the lake. Developers want more and more water for new residents,
and so the lake level was managed as a reservoir instead of as an ecosys-
tem. The septic tanks all around the lake are also polluting the lake. The
water table is too high for the septic tanks to work properly. The septage
winds up in the lake water. There is plenty of blame to go around.
PHOTO: The photo that was posted in the Okeechobee News on
Saturday, July 7, we believe is our son Josh Shorter at Lock 7 during the
boat races. We believe in 1991. We're not sure about the year. Boy, how,
time flies.
RESTAURANTS: Whenrr it comes to restaurants, I don't complain. If I
don't like it, I don't go back. If enough customers want a certain item add-
ed, most restaurants will comply. It's just good business. But they aren't
going to change for one customer. It is very difficult to make a living in the
restaurant business. That's why so many new restaurants go under in the
first year. If a local restaurant is doing well and stays busy, then they must
be doing something right.
SACK LUNCH: I have been sending sack lunches to school for the
past nine years. My kids never liked the school lunches. When I visited
school on a parent's day and had lunch there, I understood why. They
served lots of starches and hardly any meat. So I continue to get up a little
earlier and make sack lunches so I know my kids will have a nutritious
lunch they will actually eat. Of course, being kids, they are still starving
when they get off the school bus.
TRASH: I think it's a shame that those people worked so hard in the
heat to clean up an area for the public and then some inconsiderate mo-
ron came along and threw trash all over the area just cleaned. When
mandatory trash pick up was passed I thought it would help to keep our
neighborhoods clean. Surprise, surprise - it's just as bad as it ever was
and maybe worse. I can't understand why. If you have to have your trash
picked up anyway, why throw it along side the road? I guess it's a matter of
pride, some people have it and others don't. The sheriff's office has been
_ a big help in our subdivision and my wife and I appreciate it very much.
The other thing I don't understand is if we have open container laws,
why are roads littered with beer bottles and cans? I'd like to see check
points set up between 4 and 8 p.m. I bet we would be amazed at how
many people are caught with open containers in their vehicles. Doing that
would probably cut drinking while driving down a whole bunch. -
LAKE: I don't think they are going to get rid of the dike surrounding
the lake so the experts are going to have to come up with a feasible plan
to make it all work. I'm not here to argue with folks, life's too short for
that and I have better things to do with my life. Public input is important.
The public gets what the experts cram down our throat whether we like
or agree with it. Someone needs to hold the experts and politicians in
check. They are not always right just as they have not been in the proper
management of the lake favoring big dollars over the overall health of the
lake. I don't have all the answers and I don't claim to be an expert, I am
only going on what I have seen that's been done and it's not working.
So we have to gather more knowledge and change things that suit the
overall lake condition to keep it natural as possible and not the overall
dollars in someone's pocket. I like the outdoors and nature and all it has
to offer. There is only one Lake Okeechobee and Everglades, and if sqlu-
tions aren't found you can kiss it all goodbye -- which is exactly what big
dollars want to happen.

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Power of prayer
As I lay upon my bed on an
early morning recently, I was
contemplating life, God and other
philosophical issues. I thought of
the scripture, "Early in the morn-
ing I seek thee." It is good to think
on God first thing before we face
the day. It is also good if our last
thoughts before closing our eyes
in sleep are of the Lord. He gives
perfect peace to those whose
mind is stayed on him.
My thoughts drifted to the con-
cept of money. We all know that
the world centers around money.
People work for it, kill for it, lie and
steal to obtain wealth. Some are
judged by the kind of vehicle they
drive or by the size and style of
home they own. Money can buy
just about anything, except health
or love. It definitely improves
our quality of life and most of us
wish we had lots more of it! But,

money in itself is worthless -- it is
only paper or coins until spent.
If it just sits in a bank or buried
somewhere it is of no value. You
have to use it for it to be worth
We have heard of thousands
of individuals who were consid-
ered poor, yet when they died,
thousands of dollars were found
in their home. They were no bet-
ter off than if they had not a dime!
Why? Because they never both-
ered to use what they had!
Isn't that the same way with
we Christians who profess faith,
but never put it into practice? Je-
sus said if we told that mountain
to move, it would move. First,
we must put our faith into action
by speaking to that mountain. If
we believe, we must act. It's the
same principle with prayer -- for
prayers to be answered they have
to be prayed.

Upcoming Events

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
2303 Parrott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call
(863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group is welcome to come and
see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret
at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Method-
ist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terrace, holds meet-
ings for persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 357-3053.

Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of
Okeechobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the
month beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all
Christian singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For infor-
mation, contact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at
(863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at
7:30 a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will
follow a short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice
before joining. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863)
697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863)
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade
Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic
violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational
materials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-
6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11
a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For infor-
mation, call Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard-Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the
County 4-H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would
like to be part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up
at the Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through
Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the exten-
sion office at (863) 763-6469.
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., gospel music
sing at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-6869.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion
at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303 Parrott Ave., The
Lake Shops Suite K. For information call (863) 634-4780.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or
to schedule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850
U.S. 98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a
business meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are
due in September. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863)
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Nar-anon Helps the family of the drug user attain serenity and
a more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she
has stopped using. We meet every Friday at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon
at Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
AA. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology;
and, how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will
go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For
information, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For in-
formation, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863)763-0139.

If we truly believe that God
answers our prayers, and that he
honors our requests, would we
not pray more often and more
We, as Christians, have a great
responsibility to represent Christ
here on earth and to exercise our
faith and position with God. Just
as a man goes to his bank to draw
money from his account, we go
to the portals of Heaven to draw
on God's promises and dividends.
Our tears are bottled up in heaven
and our prayers are a sweet savor
to him. We should have a big sav-
ings account in the kingdom and
boldly approach the throne of
grace on behalf of our needs and
the needs of others.
God is looking throughout
earth for one he can bless -- he
desires our trust and attention.
God could be asking of us as he
did of Job, "Have you considered

my servant there?" Wouldn't it be
wonderful if God knew he could
single us out to be considered
worthy and capable of such an
Christians, faith, prayer and
money are of no use until used.
Yet, when put in to circulation,
they can do wonders. It doesn't
have to be long prayers, just sin-
cere. Prayers are merely thoughts
and desires put into words to our
Heavenly Father. He likes to hear
from his offspring.
More desperate situations call
for more desperate prayers. We
are told to pray without ceasing
and we can do this if our hearts
are fine tuned to the holy ghost
and God's will. Even a whisper
of his name is a form of prayer
-- sometimes that is all we can
get out, but there is power in that
Rosemary Duvall

Community Events

Bassinger Baptist Church to hold VBS
The First Baptist Church of Bassinger, 19836 U.S. 98 N., will host
its final day of vacation Bible school for youth kindergarten through
12th grade on Friday, July 13, from 6:30 until 9 p.m. "Game Day Cen-
tral, where heroes are made!" will be the theme. For information,
contact Buelah at (863) 763-6517, or Carolyn at (863) 763-4179.

Scrapbooking party is planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, July 13, from 6
until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. All
levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Last month Carolyn Jones gave
a demonstration on brag bags. Bring three to four paper bags to this
crop and she will help you create your own. She will also be avail-
able to assist you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies.
Several of our members attended the scrapbooking convention in
Fort Lauderdale on June 29 and 30. They will present a "show and
tell" of some of the new products and information they received at
the convention. Refreshments will be served and there will be door
prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages on which you are currently work-
ing. For information call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885, or Joan at (863)

Talk show to deal with insects, drought
WWFR 91.7FM will host a radio talk show Saturday, July 14, at 7:30
a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m. on 91.7 FM and
100.3 FM. The show's guest will be Ken Gioeli, the natural resources
extension agent from the St. Lucie County Cooperative Extension
Service, UFLIFAS. He will be discussing issues such as the drought,
rain, ants, spiders, rodents, iguanas and rain barrel workshops. For
information, contact Mr. Gioeli at (772) 462-1660; or, online at http//
kgioeli.ifas.ufl.edu. Or, contact your local county extension service.

Poker run will benefit Hospice
There will be a poker run held in memory of Perry Young on
Saturday, July 14. There will be a $5 entry fee and all proceeds will
be donated to Hospice of Okeechobee and The Hamrick Home. Our
first stop will be at noon at the Eagles 4137. There will be an auc-
tion following the run at the Cypress Hut Eagles on U.S. 441 S.E. For
information, contact Lorraine Watson at (863) 763-2997.

Benefit beauty pageant is planned
The 12th annual Mr. & Miss Firecracker Fundraiser Beauty Pag-
eant will be held Saturday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
High School lecture hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N. Funds raised will go to the
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue volunteers to be used to purchase
needed equipment. Age groups for girls will be 0 months to 21 years.
Ages for boys will be 0 months to 9 years. Categories are beauty,
photogenic, most beautiful/handsome, best dressed and the cover
queen/king for the program book. Deadline to enter is Sunday, July
8, at 5 p.m. No exceptions. Applications may be picked up at Kid's
Corner, the Chamber of Commerce, Flower Petals, Photos by Bobbi
and the Okeechobee Fire Rescue Station. For information call Donny
Arnold at (863) 634-6464; Pat Yeates at (863) 634-6985; or, Margie at
Fire/Rescue during business hours at (863) 763-5544.

Vacation Bible school planned
Avalanche Ranch is this year's theme for vacation Bible school
at Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., from 5:3b un-
til 8:30 p.m., July 16-20. Activities will be for grades kindergarten
through sixth grade. Everyone is invited. For information, call (863)

Community Action advisory board to meet
The Treasure Coast Community Action Agency advisory board
will meet Wednesday, July 18, at 2 p.m. in the conference room at
437 N. Seventh St. in Fort Pierce. For information, call the St. Lucie
County Community Services Division at (772) 462-1777.

Fundraiser benefits The Pregnancy Center
The Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee will hold a fundraiser at
the KOA Kampground on U.S. 441 S. from 6 until 9 p.m. on Thurs-
day, July 19. The purpose of the event is to raise funds to re-open the
center at 1505 S. Parrott Ave. Tickets for the steak or chicken dinner
are $25 per person or $125 per table. The guest speaker will be Tim
DeTellis. For information, contact Laurie Garner at (863) 634-8523.

Business woman's lunch meeting set
A business woman's networking and luncheon meeting will be
held Friday, July 20, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrot
Ave. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will be followed by
lunch at noon. Those attending are asked to bring give-away items,
flyers, brochures, business cards and either a friend or business as-
sociate who wants to see their business grow. For information, con-
tact Robin Delgado at (863) 467-7100; or, by e-mail at www.flainju-

Benefit to help needy and homeless
Style Studio custom motorcycle shop and Tattoos with Style will
present a benefit to help Okeechobee's needy and homeless on Sat-
urday, July 21. There will be a hog roast, 50/50, door prizes and DJ
California Fats. All proceeds will go to Big Lake Missions Outreach.
For information, call (863) 357-5944.

Collaborative Council meeting set for July 24
The Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Ser-
vice Network, will meet Tuesday, July 24, at 10 a.m. in the board
room of the Okeechobee School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.
Immediately following the CCC meeting, there will be a brief plan-
ning meeting for those interested in partnering in a local Health and
Safety Fair.

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Service Club Briefs

Legion Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.
The Post phone number is (863)
* American Legion Post #64 is
open Monday to Saturday from 10
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from
1 until 9 p.m.
* Our kitchen is open and serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday, Friday
and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3
p.m.; Wednesday, tacos and mar-
garitas served from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m.; Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
* Sunday NASCAR on big
screen TV. Quarter pound hot
dogs, pizza and $1 draft beer will
be offered. David Copper from 3
until 7 p.m.
* Happy Hour in the lounge
is from 4 until 7 p.m. -- Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
and Sunday from 11- a.m. until 8
p.m. Draft beer $1
* Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
* Bingo is held every Sunday
night starting at 6:30 p.m. Doors
open at 5 p.m.
* The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held
on the third Sunday of each
month from 3 until 6 p.m. for a
$12 donation. The dinner will in-
clude steak, baked potato, salad,
dessert, coffee and tea. There will
be entertainment from 3 until 7
* Because of low attendance,
the Friday night dinners and Sat-
urday night bingo has been can-
celed until the first of October.

Am-Vets #2001
* Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold
a regular informational meeting
on the first Saturday of the month
at the Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W,
at 10 a.m. Applications for new
members are available. Call Lou
Eder at (863) 357-0467 or Jerry
Lee Shields at (863) 467-8779 or
* Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at .10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.

Eagles Aeries #4137
Eagles Aeries #4137 is located
at 9983 U.S. 441 N. For informa-
tion on events, call (863) 763-
* Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be available for a
* Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until ? Food will be
* Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
* First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
* Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 do-
nation. Music will be by Jimmy
* Saturday and Sundays: mu-

sic at 7 p.m.
* First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from 9
until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.

Masonic Lodge #237
* The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Matt Buxton
at (863) 357-9992.
* The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Monday of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.

Order of the Eastern
Star - Chapter #128
. The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming ac-
tivities, contact Mary Ann Holt at
(863) 634-8087.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
* Sunday: breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
*Tuesdays: July 17, Moose
membership meeting at 8 p.m.
Come support your lodge. July 31,
Moose lodge enrollment at 7 p.m.
Prospective members should at-
* Wednesday: cards and
games social at 7 p.m. If you have
a game you wish to play, bring it.
* Thursday: will be served
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call the
Lodge for the menu.
* Thursday: karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
* Friday: dinner served from
5 until 7:15 p.m. Music for danc-
ing at 7:30 p.m. Call to see who
is playing.
* Saturday: dinner from 6
p.m. until ? Call for the menu.
*Saturdays July 14, 21and 28:
karaoke at 8 p.m.
* No bingo for the rest of the

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 156 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. The lodge dur-
ing the summer will be noon un-
til 8 p.m., or later. For information
and meal menus, call the Lodge
at (863) 763-4954. Guests are in-
vited to enjoy the activities and
consider membership, The main
hall is open for activities.
* Breakfast first Sunday of ev-
ery month from 8 to 11 a.m.
* Every Monday evening-pool
and poker tournaments.
* LOOM meets every second
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
* WOTM meets every second
and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
* Officers meetings, men and
worfien, are the first and third
Tuesday at 7 p.m.
* LOOM officers meeting First
and Third Tuesday at 7 p.m.

* Every Thursday and Sunday:
horseshoes at 2 p.m.
* Every Thursday: $5 supper
and women's fun night. Line
dancing lessons.
* Every Sunday: horseshoes at
2 p.m.; free pool games all day;
music at 3 p.m. - July 15 - Phil
Eddings; July 22 and 29 - Donnie
* Bar bingo Friday at 6 p.m.
Food is available.
* Every Saturday: dinner at
5:30 p.m. for a $7 donation; mu-
sic to dance by at 7 p.m. Saturday
- July 14, Music by Lisa; July 21
- Dave Copper; July 28 - Phil Ed-
* Moose Races Saturday at 2
* Watch for yard sale

VFW Post #4423
* The VFW North Post #4423
is located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or
write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
* Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
* Monday: .50-cent hot dogs
* Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be
available. Everyone is welcome.
* Wednesday: Dinner from 4
until 6 p.m. for a donation.
* Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food
will be available. Karaoke will be
from 6 until 10 p.m.
* Friday: hot food by David
Lee from 5 until 8 p.m.
* Saturday: bar bingo at 1
p.m. for members and guests. Ka-
raoke will be from 6 until 10 p.m.
Food will be available.
* Sunday: dinner will be
available from 2 until 4 p.m., and
will be followed by karaoke from
6 until 10 p.m.
* Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies aux-
iliary meeting at 11 a.m.
* The post membership drive
is under way, and the post is striv-
ing for 100 percent. For informa-
tion, contact the quartermaster at
(863) 763-0818.
* Big screen TV for all events.
* There will be a summer
Karaoke League on July 14, 28,
Aug. 11, and 25, and Sept. 8 and
22 from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. The
league is open to the public. Ev-
eryone is eligible to enter includ-
ing karaoke hosts and members
of bands. For more information
call David Lee at 863-697-9002 or
Bill at the VFW at 863-0818.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
* Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
* Every Thursday is bar bingo

Military Briefs

CAP looking for senior
and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil
Air Patrol - United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit
in Okeechobee. Okeechobee
Composite Squadron 453 cur-

rently has 26 members. Senior
members and cadets are being
recruited for the unit. Youths be-
tween the ages of 12 and 18 are
eligible. Senior members are
needed to administer the unit and
provide supervision for the ca-
dets. The three main missions of
the Civil Air Patrol are emergency

services, aerospace education
and cadet programs. Senior mem-
bers and cadets work side by side
to accomplish these missions. If
you are interested in becoming a
cadet or senior member contact
Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee
Emergency Operations Center,
(863) 763-3212.

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* Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
* Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday of
the month beginning at 10 a.m.
The main meeting is on the fourth
For information, contact Com-
mander Mike Hall at (863) 467-
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.

VFW Post #10539
* The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
* Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
* Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Aux-
* Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
* Friday: fish fry from 6 until
8 p.m. along with live. music and
* Saturday: dollar dogs, sau-
sage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
* Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV.
* Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.

Shrine Club
* The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. The club
is also available for weddings and
parties. For information call the
club at (863) 763-3378, or Keith at
(863) 634-2682.

Cypress Hut
Eagles #4509
* The Cypress Hut Fraternal
Order of Eagles post #4509 lo-
cated on U.S. 441 S.E. is now
open to members daily from 10
a.m. until 10 p.m. with Saturday
lunch specials. New members
are always welcome. Informa-
tion can be found by visiting
www.foe4509.com or calling
(863) 467-1154.

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Ten reasons to let your cat live indoors

world is full of people that you
don't know and shouldn't trust. If
you wouldn't let your child roam
alone in public with strangers,
why let your cat? From diseases
to predators, here are 10 reasons
from cat experts to keep your cat
Outdoor cats are more likely to
contract a disease, such as tape-
worm, salmonella, or rabies. Not
only is this harmful for your cat,
but for your family and friends
as well. "Many of these diseases
,can be transmitted to people,"
says Dr. John August, a veterinar-
ian at the College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
at Texas A&M University.
"Children are especially sus-
ceptible to these diseases and
should take caution when playing
with outdoor cats."
Fleas are a common problem
with outdoor pets. They thrive in
tall grass and on humidity. With
the abundance of rain lately, these
pests are quickly multiplying. Re-
ducing the time the pet spends

outdoors will reduce the chanc-
es of fleas entering your home.
While you can't keep fleas out of
the world, you can keep them out
of your house.
Many outdoor cat owners
worry about their neighbor's dog,
but not any other predators. Cats
have dozens of other enemies
outdoors. "Birds, skunks and
snakes are just a few animals that
could cause injury," says August.
"But coyotes are probably at the
top of the list."
Outdoor cats are not only the
prey, but they also can be the
predator as well. Hundreds of
frogs, rats, mice, birds and other
animals are killed by cats daily.
While the cat may think they are
playing a friendly game of chase,
the end of the game doesn't al-
ways turn out so friendly for the
other animal.
While playing these games,
pets wander far from home. Once
they realize how far they've gone,
.many cannot find their way back.
Thousands of lost cats are turned
into shelters every year, many of

which will never be found or tak-
en into a new home.
Outdoor cats also contribute
to the overpopulation of felines.
If outdoor cats are not spayed or
neutered, that leaves them able
to reproduce at an unnecessary
Currently, more cats are be-
ing born than are being adopted,
which leaves shelters full and
leads to thousands of cats being
Curiosity is one of cats' worst
enemies. The chance of a cat be-
ing hit by a car and living through
the experience is small. One
wrong judgment in speed or dis-
tance can easily lead to tragedy.
Although this is horrible to imag-
ine, it is a very common situation
seen by veterinarians.
With the large amount of dis-
eases attacking outdoor cats,
medical bills can soar. That's not
even including the price of paying
for injuries from cat fights or other
accidents that may occur. "Medi-
cal bills should be cheaper for
indoor cats," says August. "The

problem is that many outdoor pet
owners don't bring their pets in to
see us as often, so while they may
not have fees to pay, their pet may
not be healthy."
Disease and predators lead to
a dramatic difference between
the lifespan of indoor and out-
door cats. While you can expect
a healthy indoor cat to live about
15 years, outdoor cats often pass
away around the age of five.
Most importantly, August says
indoor cats tend to be friendlier
towards people. Outdoor cats
are usually stressed by weather,
animals or other situations. This
stress is usually portrayed by the
cat's personality. While indoor
cats are more loving and sociable,
outdoor cats tend to be more ter-
ritorial and solitary, he adds.
August says that both cats and
their owners will be more con-
tent if the pet is kept indoors. The
experts say that if you consider
your cat as part of the family, then
show Fluffy how much you love
him and let him live inside the

Veterinarians: taking science to the next level

(ARA) - So you think veterinar-
ians are just those friendly folks
who treat pets? Welcome to the
21st century and an amazing
world of veterinarians who may
specialize in animal health but
are equally concerned about the
health of the human race.
The field: veterinary pathology.
The demand is great and the field
is growing. Some specialize in rec-
ognizing disease and understand-
ing how and why it occurs by
examining animals in the clinic as
well as studying their organs, tis-
sues, cells, chemicals, molecules
and genes. Other vet pathologists
work in academia, government
and industry. Pharmaceutical
companies, for example, need
veterinary pathologists to help test
new drugs for safety and get ap-
proval from the FDA. Consequent-
ly, any decline in the number of
veterinary pathologists could ul-
timately mean fewer life-saving
drugs and treatments reaching
consumers every year.
The need is great, the impact
,"Within the next several years,
every senior veterinary patholo-
gist faculty member at Ohio State
University will retire," says Paul
i Stromberg, president of the Amer-
ican College of Veterinary Pa-

thologists (ACVP) and professor
in the Department of Veterinary
Biosciences at Ohio State. "It's not
unique to Ohio State University --
it's like that all across the country.
There're just not enough people
coming up in the ranks to replace
"It's hard to believe that a few
retiring professors could have
much of an impact on our lives.
But a shortage of veterinary pa-
thology professors could soon
have lasting impact on global
human health," says Stromberg.
"This shortage will have huge
impact on health and medicine,
where veterinary pathologists per-
form critical behind-the-scenes
With 75 percent of the emerg-
ing infectious diseases over the
past 20 years originating in ani-
mals, veterinary pathologists re-
main on the frontlines of disease
prevention as well as that of po-
tential epidemics. Two veterinary
pathologists in New York were the
first to detect the West Nile virus
in the United States. This quick
detection is crucial to containing
other outbreaks like the Ebola vi-
rus or avian flu and is a specialty
unmatched by any other profes-
Zoos and pet owners will also

be affected. Few zoos have the
financial resources to employ a
full-time veterinary pathologist.
So when zoo animals die of un-
known causes, university patholo-
gists perform autopsies to help
determine the cause of death.
And when a cherished pet dies
unexpectedly, the veterinary pa-
thologist at a local university can
sometimes provide answers that
help owners through the grieving
"It's not that the last guy will
turn out the lights, go home and
that will be the end of the profes-
sion," Stromberg says. "The real
problem is that the shortage of
academic pathologists will slow
down progress. Progress in de-
tecting emerging diseases; identi-
fying new drugs .and developing
new approaches to disease de-
tection, treatment and manage-
ment; and perhaps, protecting the
world from Ebola virus or the next
emerging disease or act of bioter-
What it takes to become a vet-
erinary pathologist:
Veterinary pathologists train an
additional three to six years after
veterinary school. They then must
pass a certification exam with the
ACVP to become members of
the elite organization. There are


currently 45 veterinary pathology
university programs in the United
"We're working hard to help
people understand that a career in
veterinary pathology academics
can be wonderfully rewarding,"
Stromberg says. "It's ready-made
for anyone with a love for ani-
mals and a fundamental desire to
The rewards of such work can
be mind-boggling. For example:
* The work is critical to quality
veterinary care and rewards you
with immediate satisfaction.
* Contributions benefit a large
number of animals and people
every day.
* Be the first to recognize a
new disease or public health haz-
ard -- or to discover something
else equally meaningful and im-
* Embark on a lifetime of
learning and face exciting new
challenges daily.
* Generous compensation
packages and flexible hours pro-
vide a family-friendly environ-
* Become a key participant in
the development of safe and in-
novative products to meet unmet
medical needs, increase agricul-
tural productivity and have a posi-
tive impact on customers' busi-
ness and/or life.

Joe Dean Boyd
Joe Dean Boyd, age 69, of
Okeechobee died July 11, 2007,
at his home.
Mr. Boyd was
born February 3,
1938 in Truman,
Ark., to Joe and

He was in the

in 1961.oyd

Labelva Boyd of Okeechobee; two
sons, William H. Boyd of Orlando
and Joe Boyd of Okeechobee;
three grandchildren; and two
sisters, Olivia Richardson of Tru-

A ThoughtTo

In 1954, some figures were
released on the cost of crime in
New York. These figures
revealed this interesting compar-
youth on a
rampage kills
a man, it costs
the state

$225,000 to
Send him
By Paul through the
Buxton courts to a life
term in prison.
Thus one crime is equal to the cost
of a church building in which
thousands each year learn some-
thing about the sacredness of life.
What is the price of decency?
It is very low as compared to the
price of crime.
We should feel justly proud of
our great accomplishments in this
country. And, on the other hand,
we should take a shameful look at
the high cost of our destructive,
ungodly ways of life.
Thought to Remember: One
wrong is more costly than much
that is good.

Funeral Home & Crematory
110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee
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man, Ark. and Patricia Self of New
Johnsonville, Tenn.
Visitation will be from 4 until 6
p.m. Friday, July 13, 2007 at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel. Funeral
services will be 9 a.m. Saturday,
July 14, at Fountain of Life Church
with Pastor Joe Bishop officiating.
Internment will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest-
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory. 205
N.E. Second St., Okeechobee. -

Harold Wayman
Harold G. Wayman, age 88,,
died July 9, 2007 at Columbia
Raulerson Hospital. He was born

in Dunkirk, Ind.
He served in the Army in
World War II and was a member
of the Masonic Lodge, American
Legion Post 227 and the B.P.O.E
1776. He retired as an assistant
U.S. Postmaster and was of the
Methodist Faith.
He is preceded in death by his
first wife, Betty Wayman.
He is survived by his wife,
Eleanor of Okeechobee; daugh-
ters, Sherry Windell of Anderson,
S.C., and Jayne Palmer of Jensen
Beach; three grandchildren and
six great grandchildren.
A graveside service was held
at Forest Hills Memorial Park in
Palm City on July 11 at 2 p.m. and
Reverend Robin Hager officiated.
Arrangements were by Forest
Hills Funeral Home, Palm City.



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At the Movies Blondie

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, July 13,
through Thursday, July 20, are as
Theatre I -"Transformers"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. only.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II - "Ratatouille" (PG)
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in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Friday, July 13, the
194th day of 2007. There are 171
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
On July 13, 1793, French revo-
lutionary writer Jean-Paul Marat
was stabbed to death in his bath
by Charlotte Corday, who was ex-
ecuted four days later.
On this date:
In 1787, Congress enacted an
ordinance governing the North-
west Territory.
In 1863, deadly rioting against
the Civil War military draft erupt-
ed in New York City.
In 1878, the Treaty of Berlin
amended the terms of the Treaty
of San Stefano, which had ended
the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-
In 1886, Father Edward Jo-
seph Flanagan, the founder of
Boys Town, was born in County
Roscommon, Ireland.
In 1960, John F. Kennedy won
the Democratic presidential nom-
ination at his party's convention
in Los Angeles.
In 1967, race-related rioting
that claimed some two dozen
lives broke out in Newark, N.J.
In 1972, George McGovern
claimed the Democratic presiden-
tial nomination at the party's con-
vention in Miami Beach.
In 1977, a blackout lasting 25
hours hit the New York City area.
In 1978, Lee Iacocca was fired
as president of Ford Motor Co. by
chairman Henry Ford II.
In 1985, "Live Aid," an inter-
national rock concert in London,
Philadelphia, Moscow and Syd-
ney, took place to raise money for
Africa's starving people.
Ten years ago: Secretary of
State Madeleine Albright returned
to her Jewish roots in the Czech
Republic, finding the names of
family members killed by the Nazis
inscribed on a Prague synagogue
wall. News reports revealed that
Albright, who had been raised a
Roman Catholic, had Jewish rela-
tives, many of whom had died in
the Holocaust.
Five years ago: The nation's
governors opened their summer
meeting in Boise, Idaho, with
high health care costs the main
topic. Photographer Yousuf Karsh
died in Boston at age 93.
One year ago: Israel im-
posed a naval blockade against
Lebanon and blasted the Beirut
airport and army air bases. Hez-
bollah fired dozens of rockets into
Israel. Former CIA officer Valerie
Plame sued Vice President Dick
Cheney, presidential adviser Karl
Rove and other White House of-
ficials, saying they orchestrated
a "whispering campaign" to de-
stroy her career. Actor-comedian
Red Buttons died in Los Angeles
at age 87.
Today's Birthdays: Former
Housing Secretary Jack Kemp is
72. Actor Patrick Stewart is 67. Ac-
tor Robert Forster is 66. Actor Har-
rison Ford is 65. Singer-guitarist
Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) is 65.
Actor-comedian Cheech Marin is
61. Actress Daphne Maxwell Reid
is 59. Actress Didi Conn is 56.
Singer Louise Mandrell is 53. Ac-
tor-director Cameron Crowe is 50.
Tennis player Anders Jarryd is 46.
Rock musician Gonzalo Martinez

De La Cotera (Marcy Playground)
is 45. Country singer-songwriter
Victoria Shaw is 45. Bluegrass
singer Rhonda Vincent is 45. Actor
Michael Jace is 42. Country singer
Neil Thrasher is 42. Singer Debo-
rah Cox is 34. Rock musician Will
Champion (Coldplay) is 29.
Thought for Today: "There
are people who want to be every-
where at once, and they get no-
where." -- Carl Sandburg, Ameri-
can writer (1878-1967).

Wizard of Id


Beetle Bailey

Dear Abby

Mom learns late

to -accept gay son

*DEAR ABBY: My husband
and I raised our two sons and
two daughters. One son and both
daughters married well. Our other
son, "Neil," is gay. He and his part-
ner, "Ron," have been together 15
years, but Neil's father and I never
wanted to know Ron because we
disapproved of their lifestyle.
When I was 74, my husband
died, leaving me in ill health and
nearly penniless. No longer able to
live alone, I asked my married son
and two daughters if I could "visit"
each of them for four months a
year. (I didn't want to burden any
one family, and thought living out
of a suitcase would be best for
everyone.) All three turned me
down. Feeling unwanted, I want-
ed to die.
When Neil and Ron heard what
had happened, they invited me to
move across country and live with
them. They welcomed me into
their home, and even removed a
wall between two rooms so I'd
have a bedroom with a private
bath and sitting room - although
we spend most of our time to-
They also include me in many,
of their plans. Since I moved in
with them, I have traveled more
than I have my whole life and seen
places I only read about in books.
They never mention the fact that
they are supporting me, or that I
ignored them in the past.
When old friends ask how it
feels living with my gay son, I tell
them I hope they're lucky enough
to have one who will take them in
one day. Please continue urging
your readers to accept their chil-
dren as they are. My only regret is
that I wasted 15 years. - Grate-
ful Mom
are indeed fortunate to have such
a loving, generous and forgiving
son. Sexual orientation is not a
measure of anyone's humanity or
worth. Thank you for pointing out
how important it is that people re-
spect each other for who they are,
not for what we would like them

to be.
You could have learned that
lesson long ago, had you and
your husband contacted Parents
and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
(PFLAG) when you first learned
that Neil was gay. Among other
things, the organization offers
support groups and education for
parents who need to learn more
about gender issues. (The ad-
dress is 1726 M St. N.W, Suite 400,
Washington, D.C. 20036.)

*DEAR ABBY: Some friends
asked us to store furniture and
other belongings in our basement
for a month. That was three years
ago. We have lost contact with
them and no longer know where
they are.
My husband and I want to
clean out the basement, but we
disagree about what to do with
the other couple's items. I want to
have a garage sale, and afterward
give any unsold items to char-
ity. My husband wants to put the
items out for trash pickup.
What is the ethical solution?
And what should be done with
the money from the garage sale?
- Anne In Prairie Village,
DEAR ANNE: Donate it all to
charity and forgo the garage sale.
That way there will be no ques-
tion of your ethics because there
will be no money.
Editor's note: Dear Abby is
written by Abigail Van Buren, also
known as Jeanne Phillips, and
was founded by her mother, Pau-
line Phillips. Write Dear Abby at
www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box
69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Good advice for everyone
- teens to seniors - is in "The
Anger in All of Us and How to
Deal With It." To order, send a
business-size, self-addressed
envelope, plus check or money
order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to:
Dear Abby, Anger Booklet, P.O.
Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-
0447. (Postage is included.)

Close to Home




The Last Word in Astrology

By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Avoid discord at home. Trying to deal
with contractors or repair people will be
difficult and could result in your having
to do the work. You can prosper if.you
turn this into a work weekend.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You
should be planning a garage sale or
street party with your neighbors. You
will meet someone who will have an
influence on your life. Don't take on
someone else's responsibilities.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
You'll have great ideas that lead to a
prosperous future if you attend a func-
tion or trade show. A chance to make
a commitment to someone who means
the world to you will brighten your day
and result in making some very serious
and exciting plans for the future.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22):
You'll be emotional, sensitive and very
driven to straightening out situations
that have been upsetting you. Change is
good and now is a perfect time to ini-
tiate some of the things you know will
make you happier.
*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't
even think about what has been left


*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21): Have some fun with people you
find interesting. A little travel will add to
youradventure and teach you something
about someone you didn't know. An un-
usual investment opportunity should be
considered for future reference.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
You'll be pushed and pulled in many
different directions today. Partnerships
must take top priority. You will discover
something new about someone you
thought you knew really well. Working
from home will pay off.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
You can bet that everyone will be watch-
ing to see what you'll do next. Don't get
angry or take a physical approach to
how you handle whatever you are faced
with today. Think matters through.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Ev-
erything is looking quite good as long as
you don't overspend. Staying at home
and taking care of things that matter to
you will pay off big time. Talks will lead
to satisfying results and can help you re-
pair a relationship gone array.

unfinished. You owe it to the ones you
love to spend time enjoying the day.
Children, socializing, playing games and
challenging activities should all be in
your plans.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The
help you offer others will not be a waste
of time. Your uniqueness and generosity
will be rewarded. Staying at home will
lead to over-indulgence, overspend-
ing and disagreements. Travel, staying
active and avoiding family squabbles
should be the order of the day.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Expe-
rience something new or visit someone
you enjoy. Love can strike in the strang-
est places, so have fun doing unusual
activities if you are single. If you aren't,
take the one you love to something that
will give you both a whole new lease on
your relationship.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
You have to spend time pushing your
beliefs, ideas and future projects today.
A unique proposal will have you think-
ing about new possibilities and a way to
turn your hard work into a big payday.
Don't let h love interest cause you grief.

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skintight suit
43 Earth
44 Grant player
45 Estuary
47 Cancel a dele
48 Danger for a
shark under a
52 Jerk
53 Env. insertion
54 Org. with an
55 Haze reduces it:
57 Coming up with
a clever retort
the next day?
64 Flub
66 Timber wolves
67 Magnitogorsk's
68 Space explorer
69 Tickle pink
70 A whole one has
no stem
71 Manipulative sort
72 To the point
73 Prayer joint?

Okeechobee, Fri. & Sat. July
13th & 14th. 8am-?, 2168
NW 3rd St. (1 block behind
Lehman Body Shop off Hwy
98). Furniture, Knick-Knacks,
Nascar Diecast & More!

OKEECHOBEE, Sat., 7/14,
8am-3pm, 8350 SE 57th
Drive, Little bit of everything!
clothes, tools, toys and more

o wonder newspaper

1 Minnesota's St.
_ College
2 Gifford's
3 Raise, as doubt
4 Fields of study
5 Self-sacrificing
6 Bela's "Son of
7 Casa room
8 Common emetic
9 Abutting
10 Golfer Aoki
11 Agreement
denounced by
Innocent III
12 Lesson giver
13 Buckle
21 Little shaver
?2 Urgent words
26 Ecole supplies
27 Folds
28 Violating a code,
29 Attaches with a
30 "The Big Chill"
Oscar nominee
32 Well-liked leader
33 Port on the Shatt
34 Refusals

36 Cobb of
40 Medicate, e.g.
42 Polite title
46 President, often
49 Western, for
50 Release
requiring regular
51 Dark principle
56 Shut out
58 Off in the

59 Resort feature
that can give you
a lift
60 Red : candy
61 Press
62 Hoopster
63 "Piping songs of
pleasant _":
64 Safari sight
65 Org. that evolved
from the Pan
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By Jack McInturff
(c)2007 Tribune Media Services, Inc. 7/13/07

Employment -
Fu.Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

father. Exp. & ref's a must.
Clean D/L, Bkgrd/Ck. Call She-
ryl aft. 5pm (863)634-1343

ER- Needed in Orlando area
to help loving family
(407)914-3472 Joanne

Experienced in commercial
& residential for local con-
struction company. Benefits.
(863)467-0831 DFWP
For Heavy Construction
Company. Call (561)793-0322
Ext. 106 or Fax Resume
Loving Caring Christian lady
needed to live in and care for
our special mother. Salary
neg. Call 863-801-1715.
Send resume to 676 NE 28th
Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972
positions available. Must be
experienced. Great pay & work
environment. 863-467-5000
Professional Sales Executive
position available for a busy
new home sales business.
Sales experience a plus. No
real estate license required.
Salary plus commission.
Call (863)763-6376
or (863)357-2700.

Newspaper Carriers Needed
For Okeechobee Area. Call
Mike 800-932-2489 Ext: 3583
Please Leave Message

work with our hours, any-
time. (863)261-5387

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Full Tim

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street * (863) 357-2442


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Nursing Home Alternative
Will care for your loved
one. Private room from
light assistance to full
assistance. 24 hr. Eight
yrs. exp. References
provided. 863-697-6383

Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734






Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

$150 (863)675-1113
FREEZER: Large w/ Locking
capability. Mint condition.
Great for the hunter. $300
RANGE, Electric, Maytag,
White, $75. (863)675-2348
cu ft, frost free, side by side,
green, good cond., $75
STOVE- Gas, Magic Chef, 20",
Excellent condition. $125.
STOVE- Kenmore, Self clean-
ing, Smooth top, white. Exc.
cond. Moving, Must sell
$250. Neg. (863)634-3841
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore,
5 mos old, asking $500 for
the pair (863)697-1401


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Immediate Openings - CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings * All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time * RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

pool, Heavy duty. Extra Ig.
capacity. Works great. $250.
Heavy duty, Very good con-
dition. $150. or best offer.
Call Jim (863)763-3173

SHED, 8x10, insulated, new,
never assembled, costs
$1595, sell $750 or best of-
fer. (863)697-2604

Glide, used only once. Paid
$140 asking $80

TLC, $30 (863)675-0300

Gutters Plus,

It wasn't raining when
Noah built the ark!
Prepare now and let us help.
Hurricane Protection
Seamless Raingutter
Screen Rooms and
Enclosures * Carports
Call today for your
free estimate
(863) 634-3159
Lic. #OCSL2783-01
PLYWOOD (10 sheets): 3/4",
4x6 sheets. $120 will sep.
Call (561)762-4620 Jupiter

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765

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matching dresser. Lt color
wood. Good cond. $200. or
best offer. (863)675-0600
TODDLER BED- Little Tykes
Fire Truck with mattress. Ex-
cellent condition. $75.
need a ride for three? Ingle-
sina, very lightly used. $395

CHINA- Lennox dinnerware
pattern, Starlight complete
w/extra pcs for 8 chosen FDR
WH $1995. (863)467-7718

Strapless, Organza Silk
w/pearls & sequins. $400.

$450 (863)467-8161

Window XP, Etc. $150.
(863)517-2782 Tony
GATEWAY- Like new condi-
tion. $150. (863)983-4940
FXA47 AMD Athlon 4 pro-
cessor. Trade Apple laptop
or $650 (772)461-8822

FIREPLACE- Brand new. $200
or best offer. (863)763-6747

BED FRAME, Queen/King, $25
BED, Queen, headboard, foot-
board & rails. $60
BED/RM SUITE- 5 piece with
Full size bed, Mattress & box
springs. Like new. $350.
Bedroom Set: Qu. sz. head &
foot board, dresser, dbl. mir-
ror, 2 nt stands, Light brown.
$1500. 863-763-8562
Queen, white, w/mattress &
boxsprings, excellent condi-
tion. $200 (863)467-7659
BUNK BEDS, Pine, great con-
dition, with mattresses. $150
BUNK BEDS- Wood, includes
mattresses. Badcock brand
w/horse on end. Good cond.
$150 neg. (863)635-2487
incld mirrored dresser, night
stand, desk book case.
$350. (863)763-0669
CHINA CABINET- dark wood,
asking $125 (863)467-6088
COFFEE TABLE, Oak w/glass
inlay top. $25
hill, Pine, Knotted Wood. 2
leaves makes 8 ft. long.
$100. (561)951-6088
DINING TABLE- With matching
china cabinet, 4 chairs &
leaf. Good cond. $600 neg.
DRESSER- Western Solid
wood. Iron fixtures. Like
new. $200. (863)465-6777

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Cash Handling Experience
Knowledge of local area or ability to read map
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The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
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employees are- trusted and empowered
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Technically oriented position that will operate in a team envi-
ronment with field personnel from the Natural Resources Con-
servation Services and the FL. Dept. of Agriculture. Perform
on-site and engineering evaluations of soil and water related
projects, water quality sampling, data collection, elementary
survey analysis and report on-site evaluations of construction,
implementation and operation and maintenance pursuant to all
Best Management Practices. Follow up with agricultural pro-
ducers regarding implementation of approved conservation
plans and provide technical assistance relating to operation
and maintenance of management and/or engineered practices.
Provide training and education programs to agdculture indus-
try. Computer knowledge required. Bookkeeping and Quick
Books experience preferred.
Submit resumes by July 27th to Soil & Water Conservation
District, 452 US Hwy 98 N, Okeechobee, FL 34972 or by fax
863-763-6407______ ____

LOFT BEDS with attached
desk, 2 black metal, $70/will
separate. Call
LOUNGE CHAIR, Small, beige,
$25 (863)467-5206
LOVESEAT - w/matching chair
& solid wood cocktail table.
Excellent condition. $325
firm. 863-675-5729
New condition, full size. $75
MATTRESS- Queen/King. New
in plastic. $189
MATTRESS- Twin/full, new in
plastic. $139
SLEEPER SOFA: Floral design.
Excellent condition. $175.
SLEEPER SOFA, Gray plaid
queen. $100 (863)763-7931
CHAIRS, ivory, Egyptian
cotton, needs some clean-
ing, $300. (863)763-0583
good condition. $25
TABLE, 40" round, wooden, 2
chairs. $70 (863)697-2704
TABLE, Butterscotch, with leaf
& 6 chairs, great condition.
$150 (239)842-0040

GOLF CART- E-Z Go with
dumper/gas. Good condition.
$2500 (772)341-3707/

CARBINE RIFLE, 30 caliber
with 30 round clip, $300.
GUN, 31/2" chamber & 22
Single Shot, $375 will sell
separately. (863)763-5323
GUN- Smith & Wesson model
640 Harmless 357 mag.
Stainless. $425

Cardio, Pro-Form brand, ex-
cellent condition. $200.
863-675-3944 Labelle
Crossbow Advantage. One
year old.$300 or best offer
round MPV4, exc. cond.,
list price $6200, sell for
$1,000. (863)634-8872
NORDI TRACK weight fitness
system, $300. Call
POWER HOUSE: Fitness Ma-
chine w/leg attach. & Body
By Jake Ab Scissors. $400
will sep. (239)324-2550
all equipment but needs 1
cable. $100 (863)983-6319
BIKE, $300 for both, will sep.
Call (239)324-2550
WALKER - ProForm Air Walker
XT Precision Resistance ex-
erciser, $45. Call
(863) 357-4195.

COOKER, 18 quart, brand new,
$20. Call 863-610-4674.
(5) 47"Wx63�"L (2) 81"Wx
81 L wall rods & hardware.
$200 neg. (863)763-8086

RING- Mans, 15. Solitaire in
10 Kt. band. Excellent condi-
tion. $250. (863)763-2458
band, diamond solitaire & a
6 diamond wrap. Pd. $1500,
Sell $500. (863)763-8828

$6.00. Call (863)357-0344
or 863-610-0754.

zy, looks & runs like new,
$2500. (863)763-7609

ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000. 863-447-0448
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1090. (863)763-6907
SCOOTER, Large SpaceSaver
Plus, 2 new batteries, Very
low hours. Like new. $850.
Neg. (863)357-8788
SCOOTER, Electric: Golden
Champion. Comes w/ Vehi-
cle Lift. Like new. $1000. or
best offer. (863)697-3152
SCOOTER: Golden Compan-
ion, Good condition. $650.
SCOOTER- Large, Space sav-
er, Exc cond. Pd $5000.
Asking $800. 863-983-8037

Adult, XXX, $575. or best of-
fer. (561)633-1371
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $1800 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
BOXES- Priority mailing, all
sizes. 400 plus boxes. $60
or best offer (772)336-8034

Mirror, Etc. Palm Tree/Safari
Design. $300 for all, will sep.
Call for info. (863)675-4443
FLAG POOL- 25', W/gold ball
topper. Line, Hooks & flag
included. Will sacrifice. $95.
(863)635-1513 Frostproof

case, good starter guitar.
$75 (863)824-0801
Built 77"Tx42"W, 2 solid
doors & shelf, Reduced to
$299. neg. (561)633-1371
GUITAR, New Squier Strat,
w/cover, SP10 Squier Am-
plifier, black, Some music.
$235. (863)357-8788
KEYBOARD, Cord M1, Works
good. Asking $1,500. or best
offer. (863)612-6295 La-
PIANO & ORGAN- Good condi-
tion $600. Will separate.
PIANO, Gulbransen, upright,
w/Bench & new damp chas-
er. Price reduced to $200
neg. 863-467-2679 Iv. msg.
PIANO: KIMBALL, Upright w/
Bench. Excellent condition.
$500. (863)763-5216

Male, Up to date with shots.
Reg. w/papers. $200.
male, tri-colored, 2 yr old
w/chip. Great companion.
$300 (863)357-6930
months old, purebred. $300
each. (863)634-3105
old, 2 Males, $350.
DOG PEN- Brand new 10 x 10
chain link. $150 firm
DOG PENS, (4), Large chain
link dog pens & also large
plastic dog crates, $680 will
sell sep. (863)612-0992
GUINEA PIGS (10), $7 males,
$10 females.
MACAW, 16 yr. old, blue &
gold, with large cage & out-
side swing. $1200
Fawn & White, 1 M & 4 F
Vet checked. $550 Champ.
bloodlines. (863)655-2536
PIT PUPPIES, Red Nose, pure-
bred, $250 each. Call
PIT/CURR MIX, (4), dark
chocolate, males & females,
$50 each. (863)697-3657
PUGS- 'AKC reg., shots &
wormed, fawn/black,
fawn/silver, $300 - $450
4/15/07, Seal Point & Seal
Point Snow Shoe.
reg. Female, 2yrs old, black
& tan, playful & loving $350

HOT TUB- 4 person. Like new.
$900 (863)467-8161

HOT TUB- seats 6, good con-
dition, $1000
(863)467-6283 leave mes-

BED IN A BAG: Queen Size,
Raised w/ Memory Foam.
Good for storms. $100. or
best offer. (863)824-8703
condition-needs work. $100
FISHING ROD, 801b custom
rod w/Penn reel, Murray
brothers. $200
POOL TABLE: National, Solid
Slate, 4x8 w/ 15 cue sticks.
Excellent condition. $500.

POOL TABLE- Slate, with ac-
cessories, $250 or best offer
TABLE- For boat or motor
home, rectangular, re-
movable, two legs, like new.
$100 (863)697-2033
TREE STANDS (2): For hunt-
ing. $70 negotiable or will
sell separately.

AMPLIFIER- Kicker SX650 all
digital & Kicker L7 12" sub.
New in box, never installed.
$350 (863)634-2131
BOOM BOX- With 2 speakers.
Like new. $150
CD PLAYER - Brand new, $30.
Call 863-610-4674.

MASSIVE AUDIO: 6000 watt
amp, barely used, $500 or
best offer (863)634-6476

SPEAKER- 12" and 1000 watt
Rocksford Fosgate Amplifier.
$300 (863)634-9945

GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.

SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TOOLBOX, 16 drawer, Snap
On roll cab, air tools, sock-
ets, wrenches, $800 will sell
separately. (863)697-0234

style, like new w/tools. $80

VACUUM, Hoover, self-pro-
pelled Wind Tunnel, good
cond., w/manual, belts & at-
tach's. $35. (863)763-6131

PORCEALINE, Collectibles &
Collections of ALL Kinds.
Call Diana (863)467-8408

2br/1ba, unfurn duplex's.
$700/mo + 1st mo dep.
W/D incld. (239)707-5155
dr, fam. rm., total update,
$960 mo., 1st, last & sec &
ref's. (561)346-4692

OKEECHOBEE, 2 acres for
lease, wood & field fenced
property. (863)634-8658

OKEECHOBEE- Kitchen privi-
leges, Cable, W/D, $125/wk,
first & last (863)467-8516


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

3 point hitch. $75

SADDLE- HP Western, 17",
with accessories. Like new
condition. $275.
(863)763-0367 or 801-9494
SADDLE, New, 10", Pony Sad-
dle, complete w/bridle &
pad. $200 863-634-7480
SADDLE, New, 15", Neoprene,
$200. 863-634-7480
new, leather with silver trim,
18" seat. $295

BUSH HOG- Howse 4ft, like
new. $500 or best offer-will
trade up or down for 3 pt fin-
ish mower. (305)299-1203
RIDING MOWER, 2004 1000L
John Deere w/extra blades.
Needs minor work. $400. or
best offer. (863)467-9395
8hp Briggs & Stratton, fresh
30" blade + 1 extra blade.
$250 (863)673-5206
ROTO TILLER- Attach Troy
Built Big Red, 12hp, elec.,
exc. cond. $2800 new, sell
$1200 neg (863)763-1377
shape. Rear tines. Runs
nicely. (863)357-8255


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

on quiet St. Kids & pets ok.
$850/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. 561-346-1642.
Park Apt & RV's 1 br available
on the Rim Canal. Call for de-
tails. (863)763-7783
1br/1ba, partially furnished.
$650/mo, 1st, last & sec
Call for details. 561-352-4243

Doublewide, 3BR/2BA, in
BHR, No pets, yearly lease,
$750/mo + $1000 sec. dep.
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
for Judy
2BR/1BA, 1 car garage, CBS
House. central a/c & heat,
dishwasher, W/D, storm shut-
ters. $900 mo. + $900 sec.
dep. Avail Now 863-467-8434
NEAR TOWN: 3 Bdrm., 2�/
Ba., Avail. Aug. 1st. $1250.
mo. Need 1st, last & $500
sec. dep. (863)763-5323
OKEE-By 15B/Barlows 2br,
1ba, CBS, Ige lot, encl. patio,
W/D, storage, $875/mo. 1st,
& last (786)201-0306
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
Kings Bay. $1150/ month.
Call Rick (863)697-3096 or
Sammy (305)775-6579
Okeechobee, brand new 3/2,
avail, now, 1 yr. lease,
$1800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
(863)467-0831 ask for Judy
no pets. $900/mo, $2200 to
move in. 2200 SW Third
Ave., close to Walmart. Call
(772)708-7785 for details.

on canal, fenced in, $750
dep, $250/wk, Please call
,Missy (863)634-8674

Mobile Home Angels

. I;ffteo
MOBILE HOME: Quiet, 55+
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. Reduced to
$4500. 863-467-2600

BEDROOM with BA, full house
privileges, incl. utils.
$125/wk. 1st/last. Sec. dep.
No pets. 863-467-0624.
large, nice, fully furnished
room, cable tv, phone w/un-
limited long distance, w/d,
full hse priv. Avail immed.
$150 wk. (863)801-1839


2 & 3 BEDROOM,
$950 TO $1,500


Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property - Sale 1010
Townhouses - Sale1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property - Sale 1035
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

due to illness, $70K, $20K
down, owner will finance
balance @ 6%. No , reason
you can not make
$50K-$100K the first year.
Working people only, no
desk jockeys
(863)675-8550 ask for Don.

remodeled, great condition,
$120,000 or best offer.

BUY NOW! Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3654 NW 5th
St., $995 mo. $145,000.
Special! 3br, 2ba, in Bass-
wood Est., Needs work.
3633 NW 24th Ave. $69,000
Call Lex (561)715-1768.

OKEECHOBEE- 2.22 acres,
cleared and fenced, Lazy 7
Ranch Acres. On paved
road. $110,000

OKEE, Large lot on 18th hole
of Okee Golf & Country Club,
nice neighborhood. $89,900.


Mobile Homes ,

Mobile Home . Lots 2005
Mobile Home - Parts 2010
Mobile Homes -Rent 2015
Mobile Homes - Sale 2020

OKEECHOBEE, 2br/2ba with
land, FL room, lease with op-
tion to buy, nice area, a/c.
fully furn., 2br, 2.5ba dbl.
wide, lake access, c/a, w/d,
direct tv, all util. & lawn
main. incl., very clean,
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500
sec. (954)260-1933
BR, No pets. $600. Sec.
dep. + $700/mo rent. $950
to move in. (863)824-2246

IRON BUMPERS- front winch
mount & guide grill guard,
$150, Rear round w/hitch
places $100, (4) Core radia-
tor $50 (863)634-1567 or
$1800 or best offer.
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. Neg. (863)261-4633
or (863)357-227.1
YAMAHA 600 Grizzly 4x4,
1999, runs good, $2200.


M' 11111

OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 2ba, w/FI
rm, Facing Canal. Adult park.
Certified Modular &
Mobile Home Specialists.
Call for FREE Color Brochures.
Factory Liquidation Sale.
2006 Models MUST GO!
Call for FREE Color Brochures



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

AIR BOAT, w/180hp Lycoming
engine, trailer, exc. cond.
$6500 (863)673-0783
BOAT, 12 Ft., Portabote (3"W
Folded), includes paddles,
seats, trolling motor & bat-
tery. $350. (863)467-6372
FT, Mid 80's. Ready to use.
$200. (863)763-3551
BOAT, Starcraft, 16 Ft., Semi-
V, 40 hp. Mercury, Trailer.
As Is. $500 or best offer.
CANOE- 14', Fiberglass, 3
seats, paddle & PVC stand
included $150.
(863)635-1513 Frostproof
50 Mariner, new salt water
trolling motor, aluminum trlr,
$2000 (863)634-1567
DINGY- lOFt., Avon, can take
up to 10 HP motor, $275.
Call 863-265-0255
'1977 Lone Star. Good con-
dition. $450. (863)763-0410
JET BOAT '72-18ft, 454 Board
30 over, Wright Hull, roller
everything, motor will go in
vehicle, approx 550 hp, De-
mon carb, matching trlr,
,$3600 (863)634-1567 or
ions, slips, any color, $200
each (561)644-1957
PONTOON BOAT- 24', 90hp
Mere Mariner, W/brand new
control cables. Trailer (new
tires) $4500. (561)315-9703
SAILING DINGY 8 Ft., fiber-
glass. Complete w/sails &
oars. Excellent shape! $590
16ft, 150-XR2 Merc, New
Minnkota trolling motor,
matching trlr, $4000
863)634-1567 or

DUTCHMAN 1994, 27 Ft. w/
Florida Rm. LaBelle area.
Must be moved. $4000. neg.
FORD '79 RV, 6 cyl., Needs
some work. $750 or best of-
fer. (863)763-7497

DAVIT, for Jet Ski, with cradle,
hand crank, piling mounted,
$200. (863)675-1033
SEADO GSI '97- with trailer,
runs great, $1700
(863)634-1567 or

FINDER- Hummingbird 400
Series. Like new. $75.
MOTOR, Evinrude, 4 hp, 0/B,
Needs tune up. $150.
PROPELLER- For Evinrude
motor, 17" Pitch. Recondi-
tioned. $50. (863)634-0433

SUZUKI S40 Boulevard 2007,
650 cc, Black. Extra fea-
tures. 500 mIs. $4000 or
best offer. (863)610-0045
TRIKE 2005, Suzuki / Lehman,
4500 mls. $15,000.

Dana 60-Dana 44 matching,
(2) 205 gear driven transfer
cases, NP 4 spd, $1200 for
all (863)634-1567 or
FOUR WHEELER- '98 Suzuki
250, 4x4, Runs good. Needs
a little TLC. $500.
$2500. (863)634-8734

CHEVY 2500- '01, H/D 4x4,
extended cab. Runs strong.
Well maintained. $6500. or
best offer. (863)467-2328
DODGE 1500- '96, 4x4, Lift kit,
Runs good. $3000. or best
offer. (863)467-2328
GMC SIERRA- '05, 4x4, With
ext. cab. Excellent condition.
$25,500. (863)675-1493


Full Time

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

roof, On-Star, leather, 98k,
a/c, runs great. $5300.
good cond., runs wells,
white, tan Ithr, 4dr, all power,
clean $5800 (863)467-1392
CAMRY TOYOTA- '94, 4 cyl.,
A/C, Tilt wheel & Cruise
Good transportation. $2100.
good condition, $2500 or
best offer. (863)697-3556
miles, runs great, looks ok,
great work car, $800 or best
offer. (863)634-7598
CHEVY CORSICA- '91, White,
Runs, Good shape. $800. or
best offer. (863)261-5101
CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs minor body work.
$800 (239)503-5131 Ask
for Ramon, after 5:30pm
excellent, needs muffler &
tires. Blue in color. $1500
GMC SONOMA '95- Cold A/C,
4 cylinder, manual 5 speed,
runs great, well maintained.
$2500 (772)220-6023
MERCURY 1985, Full Size Sta-
tion Wagon, Runs and Drives
great. $800. (863)357-2370
or (863)634-1324
NISSAN 200SX, '95, 4 cyl.,
auto, great air, like new tires,
new battery, exc. in & out,
$2500. (863)357-0037 Okee
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-6747

FORD TBIRD '84, Cold a/c,
c/c, 74k. $1300.

4x4, 97K mi., new tires,
$3,500. Call Cody at
anVfnm/cd player, w/amp,
subwoofer & sound bar, new
a/c, new tubular bumpers,
alarm & much more, great
shape, $9800 or best offer.

Dodge, around '93, over-
drive, off 318 V8, $350 or
best offer (863)612-5676
BUMPER- Ranch hand full re-
Splacement, fits '03-up Chevy
D pu. $800 negotiable.
Leer Crown,' fullsize bed.
Good cond. but needs paint.
$250 neg. (239)369-3269
FLARESIDE F150, tailgate,
chrome bumper & taillights,
$250 will sell separately.
FUEL TANK- 150 gal. $100. or
best offer. (863)634-7318
JEEP PARTS- 4.0L engine,
trans. case, 5 spd manual,
new clutch, 31/2" lift, seats,
etc. $750 (239)895-3269
REAR AXLE- For Chevy P/U
Truck. complete. $100.
(772)359-2923 or
Wranger, gray with belts &
lockable trunk option, like
new, $100. (772)332-1438
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
Beige) off of '08 Super Duty
ord Crew Cab P/U. $500.
Neg. 863-697-0328 Heather
Fits '99-'07 Ford Super Duty
Crew Cab P/U. $200.
863-697-0328 Heather
TRUCK CAP - green, for step
side p/u, good cond., asking
$225/neg. (863)357-6315
or 863-634-8731.
TRUCK PARTS- (1) '05 Ford
Banks diesel tuner (1) '04
Dodge Banks diesel tuner
$700 both (239)895-3269
TRUCK TOOL BOX- full size
pickup, aluminum, deep well,
from Tractor Supply, good
cond., $125. (863)763-4992
WHEELS & TIRES- 4, 8 lug,
Aluminum wheels with tires.
$150. or best offer.
WINDSHIELD, off a '93 Dodge
Ram van. $75

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10 Okeechobee News, Friday, July 13, 2007
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DODGE PICK UP 1995, Club
Cab, 3/4 To, HD, Cummins
diesel engine. Auto. trans,
4wd, Air, Possi Traction,
$10K Neg 863-673-3496 or
863-675-2473 after 7pm
DODGE RAM 1500- '03, 4x4,
Quad cab, Hemi. Excellent
condition. $16,900.
FORD F100 '78- Mark II top-
per, 302 V8, runs good, new
tires, brakes, $950 neg
(386)216-0113 Muse
FORD F150 '96, Shortbed, Ed-
die Bauer, Cold A/C, Runs &
Looks great. 124K, 6 cyl., 5
spd., $3700. 863-673-6819
FORD F250 '89, 7.3 Diesel,
4x4, a/c, 5 spd., utility box,
runs good, $1900
FORD F350 '91, Steel flatbed,
gooseneck hookup, diesel, 5
spd manual. $1675
redo 1993, Not pretty, but
runs, runs, runs! $750 or
best offer. (863)357-5867
S10- '89, 4X4, V6, 5 spd
manual, New paint & tires.
High mi., but runs good.
$2500. Neg. (863)634-0399
TOPPER- Fiberglass. Fits Ford
F150. Standard cab. 6' bed.
Tan, tinted windows $500.
Good body & running gear.
Motor blown. $2500.

4x4, runs good. $1700. or
best offer. 863-763-0605
JEEP CHEROKEE, '95, white,
$2200 or best offer. MUST
SELL!!! (863)763-4821
SUZUKI SAMARI 1986, 4x4,
Soft & Bikini Top, 5 spd.,
manual trans, w/ OD. Runs
well. $2200 (561)261-0766

CARGO TRAILER- black, 6x12,
V Nose, new, ramp door,
single r axle, $2900
OPEN TRAILER- small, 4x8
w/high sides, spare tire,
jack, ramp in back, $600 or
best offer (863)824-8703

'95, $1200. (863)612-0992

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[Pbi NI

NOTICE: The Planning Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals of the City of Okee-
chobee, Florida wil meet on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd
Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of
consideration at this meeting are:
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 07-011-SSA. The application is being
submitted by Muhammad Nooruddin on behalf of property owners) Donald and
Mary Ilgen. The application is to change the Future Land Use from Single Family
(SF) to Muti-Famiy (MF) for property located at 103 Northeast 11th Street Legal
description: Lots 1 and 19 of Block 18, City of Okeechobee Subdivision, as re-
corded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County and is ap-
proximately 0.488 acress. The proposed use Is for multi-family dwellings.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Petition No. 07-010-R. The peti-
tion is being submitted by Vikki Aaron on behalf of property owner Ronald Celli.
The request is to change the zoning designation from.Residential Mobile Home
(RMH) to Residential Single Family-One (RSF-1) for property located at 314
southeast 7th Street Legal descri tion: Lot 1 and the East ten feet of Lot 2 of
Block L, also the West one-halt of Hiwassee Street, now Southeast 4th Avenue,
lying East of and adjacent to Lot 1, Block L, Central Park Subdivision, as recorded
in Plat Book 2, Page 39, Public Records of Okeechobee County, and Is approxi-
mately 0.311 acre(s). The proposed use Is to construct a single family dwelling.
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow an adult
family care home or assisted living facility within a Residential Multiple Family
(RM Zoning District (ref Code Book Sec. 90-193(12)) submitted by Muham-
mad Noruddin on behalf of property owners) Donald and Mary Ilgen. The sub-
ject property Is located at 103 Northeast 11th Street. Legal description: Lots 18
and 19 of Block 18, City of Okeechobee Subdivision, as recorded In Plat Book 5,
Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County and Is approximately 0.488
acre(s). Petition No. 07-006-SE.
Consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the
Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regulations (LODR's)
and render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration and final
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at city Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals will serve as the de-
cision making bodyIquasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Spe-
cial Exceptions or Variance Application(s). The Planning Board will make
recommendations to the City Council for consideration and final adoption of Com-
prehensive Plan Amendments, Rezoning Applications and Land Development
regulations (LDR's) Amendments.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Media are used for the sole
purpose of back-up for the General Services Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are heanng or voice im-
aired, call TOD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TThY).
BY Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
220380 ON 7/2/07

model, V8 auto., p/w, cold
air, ladder racks, great for
work. $1675 (561)758-4337

VW VAN '76 - Rusty, does not
run, 100K + miles, interior
in good cond. $500


mor ul

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

70 West Self Storage
2190 SR70 West
Okeechobee, FL 34972
DATE OP SALE: 7/21/07 @ 9:30AM
Unit #241 Patty Suaiez
#403 Brian Cooper
#421 Aleatha Hamblen
220016 ON 6/29;7/13/07

One man's trash lIs anoth-
or man's treasure. TUrn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the clasl-

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I PublIc NotIIc

Project Title: Cultural Resource Reconnaissance Surveys,
I Monitoring and Training
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive
sealed proposals up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on August 13, 2007 for Cultural
Resource Reconnaissance Surveys, Monitoring and Training Services which may
Include studies, construction site monitoring, training of construction personnel
and minimal subsurface testing.
All proposals must conform to the instructions in the RFR Interested respondents
may obtain a copy of the complete RFP (1) at the above address; (2) by down-
loading the solicitation from our website at www.sfwmdapov (3) by calling
(561) 682-2715; or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLUNE (00) 472-5290.
The public is Invited to attend the proposal opening. Further information on the
status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site - www.sfwmd.gov.
Official public meetings regarding this RFP are scheduled as follows:
1. Oral Presentations: Monday, Au ust 27, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at
SFWMD Everglades Restoration Resource Area Office, 2301 Centrepark Drive,
West Palm Beach, FL 33409, Sawgrass Conference Room, North
Oral Presentations (Alternate Date): Tuesday, September 4, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. at SFWMD Everglades Restoration Resource Area Office, 2301 Centre-
park Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33409, Panther Conference Room, South
224585 ON7/13/07

Okeechobee Utility Authority
100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Sealed BIDS for:
the construction of a new Supplementary Raw Water Pumoino Station for the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority consisting of. but not limited to. installing sections of 12
and 16" lilnog construction of a new 5.0 MGD Raw Water Pumoino Station (pre-
enalneered steel building and slab), construction of a dock and intake structure
system, and installation of Owner furnished umns will be received by thekeeg-
chobee Utility Authority at the office of John Havford.. Executive Director. 100 SW
5th Avenue. Okeechobee. FL 34974 until 10:00 AM local time August 7, 2007,
and then at said office will be publicly opened and read aloud.
The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations:
Okeechobee Utility Authority LBFH, Inc.
100 SW 5th Avenue 421 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobee, FL 34972
The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of ,LBEHJ.I. located at
421 NW 3rd Street.Okeechobee. FL 34972 upon payment of $M300 for each set.
223448 ON 7/9-15/07

The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday,
July 17, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee
County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304
NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. For more information, contact Faye Huffman at
the Planning and Development Department, 499 N.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972, (863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect to
any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the
sole purpose of backup for official records of the Department.
Faye Huffman, Secjetary to the
Code Enforcement Special Magistrate.
224084 ON 7/13,14/07

Okeechobee County
School Board Meeins
July 24 and July 31.2007
The Okeechobee County School Board
will meet on July 24, 2007, to consid-
er advertisement of proposed millage
rates and the proposed budget for
2007-08. The School Board will meet
on July 31, 2007, to consider adoption
of tentative milage rates and the tenta-
Rive budget for 2007-08. Both meet-
ings will be at 6:00 p.m. in Room 303
of the School Board Administrative Of-
fice at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okee-
chobee, and are open to the public.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
224401 ON 7/13,19/07

FIHdIt center. Sel It son-
er In the classlleds

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FILE NO. 2007-CP-126
(Summary Administration)
You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered
In the estate of George E. Blazina, deceased, File Number 2007CP126, by the Cir-
cuit Court for Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the decedent's date
of death was April 18, 2006; that the total value of the estate is $21,263.47; and
that the names and addresses to whom it has been assigned by such order are:
Name Address
Wickens, Herzer, Panza,
Cook & Batista 35765 Chester Road, Avon, Ohio 44011
Karen L. Blazina 225 Red Coach Road, Sanford. FL 32773-6036
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full
payment was made In the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims
The date of the first publication of this Notice is July 13,2007.
Person Giving Notice:
Karen L. Blazina
225 Red Coach Court, Sanford, FL 32773-6036
Attomey for Person Giving Notice:
Thomas Pillari, Attorney
Flonda Bar No. 0357911
35765 Chester Road, Avon, Ohio 44011
Tele hone: (440) 930-8000
224712ON 7/13,20/07

Project Title: Comprehensive Archaeological / Historical Surveys & Services
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Flofida 33406, will receive
sealed proposals up to -2:30 p.m. opening time on August 13, 2007 for compre-
hensive Archaeological / Historical Studies and Cultural Resource Services which
may include advanced subsurface testing, determination of a site's Integrity and
studies and field work.
All proposals must conform to the instructions in the RFP Interested respondents
may obtain a copy of the complete RFP 11) at the above address; (2) by down-
loading the solicitation from our websle at wwwsmdoov (3) by calling
561) 682-2715; or (4) by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE (800) 472-5290.
The public is Invited to attend the ro osal opening. Further Information on the
status of this solicitation can be obtained on our web site - www.sfwmd.gov.
Official public meetings regarding this RFP are scheduled as follows:
1.Oral Presentations: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at
SFWMD Everglades Restoration Resource Area Office, 2301 Centrepark Drive,
West Palm Beach, FL 33409, Sawgrass Conference Room, North
Oral Presentations (Alternate Date): Wednesday, September 5, 2007 from 9:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at SFWMD Everglades Restoration Resource Area Office, 2301
Centrepark Dnve, West Palm Beach, FL 33409, Panther Conference Room, South
224596 ON 7/13/07


I Public NoIce

The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that a Draft Permit (Permit
No. 40824-44-UC) has been prepared or Mr. John E Haylord, PE, Executive Di-
rector, for Okeechobee Utility Authority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Okee-
chobee County, Florida, 34974-4221, to construct and test a Class V Group 9
exploratory well, EW-1. consisting of a 24-inch diameter future injection casing,
and an associated dual zone monitoring well, MW-I. The purpose of the explora-
tory well is to obtain site specific hydrogeologic information, to determine the fea-
sibility of repermntting the exploratory well as a Class I Injection well, for the future
disposal and monitoring of treated municipal wastewater at the Okeechobee Utility
Authority Cemetery Road Wastewater Treatment Facility.
Under the proposed permit, only the construction and testing of EW-1 and MW-1 is
permitted. Based on the regional correlation of hydrogeologic data, the proposed
injection is into the Boulder one in the lower Oldsmar Formation in the open hole
interval of approximately 2900 and 3200 feet below land surface (bis); with the
underground source of drinking water (USDW) estimated at about 1700 feet his.
The confinement of the Injection zone from overlying USDW aquifers and fluid
movement adjacent to the well bore will be monitored by the dual zone monitoring
well, MW-I. The upper monitoring interval is designed to monitor within, and near
the base of the USOW. The lower monitoring interval is for the purpose of moni-
toring below the lowermost USDW. The proposed 50 foot monitoring Intervals are
estimated at approximately 1650 feet and 1900 feet. All described depths are es-
timated and based upon extrapolations of regional data; exact depths will be
based on site specific information obtained during construction and testing sub-
ject to Department approval as stated in the permit.
The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely
petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed
permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing In accordance with
Sections 120.569 and 120.57 F.S. The petition must contain the Information set
forth below and must be filed (received) in the Department's Office of General
Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida,
32399-3000. Petitions filed by the applicant or any of the parties listed below
must be filed within 14 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions filed by any
other persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3)
F.S., must be filed within fourteen days of publication of the public notice or re-
ceipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. The petitioner shall mail a copy
of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing.
The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall
constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determina-
tion (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 ES., or to Intervene in this
proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a pro-
ceeding initiated by another party) will only be at the discretion of the presiding
officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 EA.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based
must contain the following information: (a) The name, address, and telephone
number of each petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the peti-
tioner's representative, if any; each the Department case or identification number
and the county in which the subject matter or activity is located; (b) a statement
of when and how each petitioner received notice of the Department action; (cj a
statement of how each petitioner's substantial Interests are affected by the De-
partment action; (d) a statement of all disputed Issues of material fact, If there
are none, the petition must so Indicate; (e) a statement of facts that the petitioner
contends warrant reversal or modification of the Department action; (f) a concise
statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and statutes which en-
title the petitioner to relief; and (g) demand for relief (sought by the petitioner,
stating precisely the action that th petitioner wants the Department to take).
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's action
is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise contain the
same Information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28106.301.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the tiling of a petition means that the Department final action may be dif-
ferent from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial in-
terests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department on the
petitions have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accor-
dance with the requirements set forth above.
Mediation under Section 120.573, ES., is not available for this proceeding.
A party to this order has the right to seek judicial review of it under Section 120.68
FS., by tiling a notice of appeal under Rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate
Procedure with the clerk of the Department in the Office of General Counsel, Mail
Station 35, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 3000,
and by filing a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable filing
fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice must be filed within
thirty days after this order is tiled with the clerk of the Department.
The draft permit is available for public inspection during normal business hours,
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection, Southeast District office, 400 N. Con-
gress Ave., West Palm Beach, FL, 33401. Please contact Heidi Vandor, PG at
(561) 681-6695, or Joseph May, PG at (561)681-6691 of this office, for addi-
t0onal information orto obtain a copy of the draft permit.
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Community Events

Cattle drive and ranch rodeo slated
Okeechobee Cattleman's Association and Okeechobee Main Street
will celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy on Saturday,
July 28. Festivities begin with a cattle drive west of historic Flagler Park
+ that will travel east on S.R. 70 to the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center. There is no admission to this family event. Activities at the
Agri-Civic Center include cowboy poetry, music, cowboy art, vintage
wagons, barbecue and more. The ranch hand rodeo will begin at 2
p.m. For information, call program manager Karen Hanawalt at (863)
357-MAIN (6246).

Church plans to hold Bible school
Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will host a vacation Bi-
ble school for youth between the ages of 4 and 13 beginning Monday,
July 30, through Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6 until 9 p.m. For information,
call Carol at (863) 763-6602.

Church plans city prayer time
Every Friday throughout the month of July, the Haven of Rest Church
will host a prayer and fasting time to pray for the city of Okeechobee
from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For information, con-
tact Pastor Tom and Rachel at (863) 357-3053.

SFWMD to host public meeting Aug. 4
There will be a meeting on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. until
noon at the South Florida Water District (SFWMD) Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center, Bank of America Building. The purpose of this meeting is
to provide an opportunity for SFMWD to meet with community mem-
bers that are interested in using the restored Kissimmee River Valley
region for public use and recreation. Learn about the Kissimmee River
Restoration Project and recreational opportunities available for you on
SFWMD land. For information, call Jeff McLemore at (800) 250-4200,
ext. 3022.

Parenting classes planned
Parenting classes for parents with children of any age will be held
each Monday in August at 7 p.m. at New Endeavor High School. There
is no fee for the nine-week class. For information, contact at Lori Ja-
quith (863) 462-5000 or (863) 697-6320.

SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the 2008
Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be published as the
featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July 31 and
entry forms and complete contest rules are available at www.sfwmd.
gov/okee -- select Info & Education. This contest is open to amateur
photographers only. Individuals may submit up to three photos. For
information, call (863) 462-5260.

Main Street plans fundraiser
On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Okeechobee Main Street, Inc., will be
holding their first 100 Target Fun Shoot to benefit beautification and
restoration projects. The event will be held at Quail Creek Plantation.
Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the course will open at 8:30 a.m. There
will be drawings, door prizes and a barbecue lunch. For information,
call the Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN (6246).

Cancer support group to meet
The Okeechobee Cancer Support Group will meet the first Thurs-
day of every month beginning Aug. 2. Each meeting will be held from
5:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St.,
room 113. Cancer patients, survivors and supporters are all invited.
The group will share stories and encourage each other as we take this
journey. This support group will provide participants with information,
resources, support, guest speakers and devotional time and will help
comfort during either your battle or you loved one's battle with cancer.
For information, call the First Baptist Church at (863) 763-2171.

Red Cross to host water instructor course
The American Red Cross will conduct water safety instructor cours-
es on Aug. 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25. The fee is $160. Applicants must be at
lest 15 years of age. To register, call (863) 763-2488.

Poker run to benefit Hospice
A poker run in memory of Carl and Robin will be held Saturday,
Aug. 25, beginning at Port Mayaca Cemetery at 9 a.m. The fee is $5 per
hand. Prizes will be awarded. Proceeds will benefit Okeechobee Hos-
pice. For information, call Deanne at (772) 260-6801 or Dee at (863)

Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor Worldview
Weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th
St. Speakers representing Worldview Weekend will be Ken Ham, Da-
vid Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse and Ron Carlson. The pro-
gram is appropriate for ages 11 and up. Tickets can be obtained from
Debi at (863) 634-3525 or the First Baptist Church at (863) 763-2171;
or, online at www.worldviewweekend.com.

Class of '57 members sought
Members of the class of '57 from first grade to graduation or other,
please contact Martin Vickers at (423) 727-5631, Reba Platt at (863)
763-8906 or Faith Hawk at (863) 467-6083.

OHS class of '88 planning reunion
The Okeechobee High School class of 1988 has begun making
plans for their 20th reunion. Any members of the class of '88 are asked
to e-mail your name, address and phone number to Larry Peterson,
class president, at ohsl 988reunion@yahoo.com. We will update you
after each planning committee meeting. Also, if you have any ideas or
would like to be on the committee let us know in your e-mail.

Church offering help to quit drugs
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will hold a free
drug deliverance class each Friday during the month of May beginning
at 6 p.m. Anyone wanting to quit using drugs, or anyone who knows
someone who needs help quitting drugs is welcome. For information,
call (863) 357-3053.

Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for the
EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance with
electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at (863)
462-5180 for the required documentation needed to apply.

Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class
of 1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to ohs-
98grads@yahoo.com. Include your maiden name if appropriate, ad-
dress, phone number, etc. We are in the process of'planning our 10-
year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.

Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so reg-
ister early. To qualify for the program the following requirements must
be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child could
not have participated in a VPK program during the school year; and,
the parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning
Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call
Malissa at (863) 763-5453.

Book Club will meet
The summer read for the Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book
Club is "A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry. The group will meet
Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7pm in the library board room. At that time the
group will discuss "A Fine Balance" and also select titles for the rest of
the fall season. The club will not meet in July and August. For informa-
tion, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's
Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to custom-
ers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric bill.

There are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality. If you are a
FPL customer and need help, call (863) 763-6020 to leave your name
and number. Your call will be returned and an interview will be done
over the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your local
Salvation Army are by appointment only, no walk-ins are accepted.

Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith
at (863) 462-5877.

Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence,
which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing sur-
vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at
a later date according to community interest and response. Contact
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items
such as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and oth-
er items for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of donated
items will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the com-
munity. For information, call (863) 462-5877.

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of
Okeechobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are
good for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at
CarQuest, 300 N.W Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Pro-
ceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.

Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic HIV/
AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment re-
quirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a self-
study course that includes text work and the successful completion of
a multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call the
local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training and background screenings. For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and ad-
vocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs.
Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local
meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce.
Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The Big Red Bus mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101
S. Parrott Ave., on the last Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. For information, call (561) 845-2323, ext. 1203 or (772) 215-
8360. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and
most medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood
pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for
all donors.

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NCAA decision I

By Murray Evans
Associated Press Writer
University of Oklahoma plans to
appeal the NCAA's ruling that the
school was guilty of a "failure to
monitor" the employment of play-
ers and must erase eight football
victories from the 2005 season.
The NCAA also said Wednes-
day that the Sooners must cut
two scholarships f6r the 2008-09
and 2009-10 school years in the
case involving two players kicked
off the team last August for being
paid for work they didn't perform
at a Norman car dealership.
Oklahoma president David Bo-
ren said the university will appeal
the NCAA's "failure to monitor"
finding and the ruling that Okla-
homa must erase the 2005 wins.
As of Thursday, Oklahoma had 14
days to notify the NCAA in writing
of any such appeal.
"We do not believe that eras-
ing the 2005 season from the re-
cord books is fair to the over 100
student athletes and coaches who
played by the rules and worked
their hearts out for a successful
season that year," Boren said.
The Sooners went 8-4 and
beat Oregon in the Holiday Bowl
to end the 2005 season. Records
from that season involving quar-
terback Rhett Bomar and offen-
sive lineman J.D. Quinn must be
erased, the NCAA said, and coach
Bob Stoops' career record will be
amended, dropping it from 86-19
in eight seasons to 78-19.
Oklahoma also will have two
years of probation added to an
earlier penalty, extending the
Sooners' probation to May 23,
Those sanctions are in addi-
tion to those already self-imposed
by Oklahoma, which has banned
athletes from working at the car
dealership until at least the 2008-
09 academic year and moved to
prevent the athletes' supervisor at
the dealership, Brad McRae, from
being involved with the program
until at least August 2011.
1 Oklahoma also will reduce the
number of football coaches who
are allowed to recruit off campus
this fall. The Sooners also dis-
missed Bomar, Quinn and walk-
on Jermaine Hardison from the
+ team.
Paul Dee, the athletic director
at Miami and the interim chair-
man of the NCAA Division I Com-
mittee on Infractions, said Okla-
homa will be allowed to keep the
money it received for playing in
the 2005 Holiday Bowl, because
the NCAA does not regulate bowl
"Although this case centered
on a few violations involving three
student-athletes, the committee
finds this case to be significant
and serious for several reasons,"
the NCAA report said, noting the
length of time of the violations

and the fact that Oklahoma had
appeared before the committee
in April 2006 regarding violations
in its men's basketball program.
On Aug. 3 -- the day before the
Sooners began preseason prac-
tice -- Stoops dismissed Bomar
and Quinn from the team after
the university determined they
had been paid for work they
didn't perform at Big Red Sports
and Imports.
That led to an NCAA investi-
gation, which found that Bomar,
Quinn and Hardison had been
paid for time they didn't work at
the dealership and that Hardison
had received payment for time
he spent participating in a scrim'
mage and spring game.
The players and McRae en-
gaged "in a deliberate scheme to
deceive both the employer's pay-
roll system and the university's
employment monitoring system
in an attempt to violate NCAA
rules of which they were real
aware," the report stated.
The committee found that
Oklahoma "demonstrated a fail-
ure to monitor" the employment
of several athletes, including some
football players who worked dur-
ing the academic year. The NCAA
said that failure led to the univer-
sity not detecting NCAA rules vio-
During the investigation, the
university disputed that allegation,
arguing that the NCAA should ap-
plaud, not penalize, its efforts to
root out violations and noted that
NCAA president Myles Brand told
one news outlet that the univer-
sity "acted with integrity in taking
swift and decisive action."
Dee said Wednesday that
Oklahoma should be praised for
quickly dismissing the players
from the team, calling that action
"very influential on the commit-
Still, the committee said Okla-
homa should have undertaken
more extensive efforts to moni-
tor the players' employment, be-
cause the dealership apparently
was the largest employer of Okla-
homa athletes.
Boren disagreed, saying in
a statement that "any mistakes
made by the athletic department
compliance staff while monitor-
ing would not have prevented the
intentional wrongdoing by the
student athletes and the employer
Stoops said he "strongly sup-
ported" Boren's decision to ap-
"Our current team is focused
on the upcoming season," Stoops
said. "The university is dealing
with a matter that relates to the
2005 season. This group of players
and those that will join our pro-
gram later have no reason to be
concerned about our goals or the
direction of our program. Those
things remain unchanged."

Benoit's doctor faces

expanded federal probe

By Harry R. Weber
Associated Press Writer
ATLANTA (AP)-- Federal agents
have expanded their investigation
of pro wrestler Chris Benoit's per-
sonal doctor to include former
patients and other patients of his
who have died, The Associated
Press has learned.
An affidavit by a federal Drug
Enforcement Administration
agent that was part of a warrant
to search Dr. Phil Astin's west
Georgia office for a third time said
investigators on Tuesday seized
68 boxes of documents, includ-
ing patient records and billing
The affidavit said agents were
in part looking for medical re-
cords of inactive or deceased
patients, including medical tests,
test results and physician notes.
The search followed a state-
ment agents received last Friday
from an unidentified source who
was associated with Astin's prac-
tice and has known him personal-
ly for about 10 years. The source
said files for former patients or
patients who have died may have
been stored in a copy room at

Astin's office, the affidavit said.
The records "will be relevant
and material to this ongoing in-
vestigation," the affidavit said,
without elaborating.
Also seized from Astin's office,
the affidavit states, were records
of a Nov. 19, 2002, prescription for
200 mg of the injectable steroid
depo-testosterone that was writ-
ten for an unidentified patient.
A sheriff's official previously
said that Astin also is being inves-
tigated in the February 2006 death
of another wrestler, Michael Dur-
ham. State officials have not re-
turned repeated calls in recent
days seeking details on that case.
Last week, Astin pleaded
not guilty to federal charges of
improperly prescribing painkill-
ers and other drugs to two pa-
tients other than Benoit in 2004
and 2005. He was released on
$125,000 bond, but is restricted
to his home except in limited cir-
Court documents filed Tuesday
disclosed that federal prosecutors
plan to seek a superseding federal
indictment against Astin after re-
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Okeechobee Platinum Elite squad
The Okeechobee Platinum Elite competitive cheerleading squad had their first cheer camp on July 8.'They are continu-
ing their fundraising efforts for new uniforms. For information, contact Kathy at (863) 697-0812 or (863) 467-4615. Team
members are (front row, left to right) Kimberly Hernandez, Krystal Toneges, Tiffany Frederick and Erica Frederick; (sec-
ond row, left to right) Ashleigh Ezard, Olivia Hartwell, MacKenzie York and Anarelys Merconchini; (third row, left to right)
Savannah Shelby, Coach Meghan, Allison Chandler, Erika Jones, Coach Cindy, Crista Brown, Logan Evans, Ivana Shelby,
Coach Michael, Desiri Villarreal, Samantha Flecha, Selena Rodriguez, Marlina Dunn, KayeDee Parrish and Jessica Suit;
(back row, left to right) Destinee Villarreal and Emily Bunting. Not pictured were Morgan Crawford, Brittany Haas, Hannah
Sadler, Marie Howard and VonKeva Wells.

AP photo/The Sentinel, Roberto Gonzalez
Howard gets extended contract
Orlando Magic General Manager Otis Smith, top left,
smiles along with Magic President Bob Vander Weide,
bottom left, and Dwight Howard at a news conference in
Orlando, Thursday, July 12. The Magic gave Howard, the
No. 1 pick in the 2004 NBA draft and selected for this past
season's All-Star game, a five-year, $85 million contract
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