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Vol. 98 No. 313 Friday, November 9,.2007 500 Plus tax


Road dept. hiring questioned


Brahmans prepare
for final home game
The Okeechobee High
School Football Team is prepar-
ing for the final home game of
the season against Clewiston.
Page I

News Briefs


Interim administrator
to hire new head ,
of road department

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Road Department made news
again thanks to comments by
County Commissioner Noel
Chandler at the Nov. 8 meeting of
the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners.
In another matter, commis-


sioners heard an update from
Colin Baenziger, the profes-
sional recruiter hired to help in
the search for a replacement
for former county administrator
George Long.
As often happens at commis-
sion meetings, it is the items not
on the agenda that make things
interesting. At the end of each
meeting there is a time called
commissioners' comments
where each commissioner has a
chance to make statements.
* During the Nov. 8 commis-
sioners' comments, Mr. Chandler


complained about irregularities
in the road department such as
the installation of culverts that
do not meet county standards.
He urged haste in filling the va-
cant position of road department
head and suggested that Tommy
Rimes be brought back.
Mr. Rimes, long time road
department head, had been a
special consultant to staff while
using up his accrued vacation
time until his retirement date at
the end of this month. He had
been employed in that status'
since April 25 when Anthony


Sweet was appointed acting de-
partment head. Mr. Chandler ad-
vocated bringing Mr. Rimes back
to supervise day to day road
department operations until his
retirement date.
"Tommy (Rimes) has not
been fired. Maybe he should
come back," Mr. Chandler said.
Mr. Rimes has not been work-
ing at the department since an
incident in August. On Aug. 17
Mr. Chandler and Mr. Rimes met
at the road department. They
then left with a road depart-
ment employee in Mr. Rimes'


county truck and were gone for
some time. At that time, no one
knew where they went. When
they returned Mr. Long relieved
Mr. Rimes of all duties and or-
dered him to give up the keys
to his county truck. Mr. Rimes
is still on the county payroll un-
til his retirement date. Mr. Long
then called the Okeechobee City
Police Department. The officer
who responded stated that Mr.
Rimes agreed to leave and that
he would not come back.
See Hiring - Page 2


No school on Monday
There is no school Monday,
Nov. 12, in observance of Vet-
erans Day.

Two-day motorcycle
rally planned
A motorcycle rally will be
held Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sun-
day, Nov. 11, at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E., beginning at 9 a.m.
each day. The inaugural event is
being sponsored by the Florida
Gang Investigators Association
(FGIA) and will feature a burn
out pit, tug-o-war and donut eat-
ing contest for adults. There will
also be events for children that
include a bounce house, wild-
life area and face painting. There
will also be live music, as well as
food and prize giveaways. Tick-
ets are $5 in advance each and
$10 each at the gate on the day of
the event. Children under the age
of 12 will be admitted free. The
purpose of the two-day event is
to help educate youngsters about
the dangers of joining a criminal
street gang and to raise money
for the FGIA that will be used to
educate kids about the dangers
of joining a gang. For informa-
tion, tickets or to sign up a team
to compete in one of the adult
contests, contact either Detective
Sergeant Brad Stark or Michele
Bell at the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, (863) 763-3117.
Tickets can also be purchased
at Style Studio, 1600 S.R. 70 E.,
and Syble's Flowers, 119 S. Par-
rott Ave.

Drought Index
Current: 275
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.38 feet
Last Year: 12.67 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
_ rs . Management
District. Depth
H given in feet
above sea level.


Index
Classifieds..... ...................8-9
Com ics .................................. 7
Community Events................... 4
Crossword................................. 8
Opinion..................................... 4
Speak Out ........................ ..... 4
Sports...................................... 11
'TV ................ ................... .... 9
W weather ..................................... 2
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how to contact the newspaper.
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4-Way Test: Rotarians celebrate values, ethics


S- . r'- ews/unauna Aguiiar.
Rotarians officers (front row-left to right) Treasurer Kristy Crawford; Secretary Jeanette
Miller, member Tabitha Trent and foundation chair Mike Costopoulos met with City May-
or Jim Kirk (front-center) at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6, where the
city proclaimed the month of November 2007, to celebrate the "75th Anniversary of the
Rotarians Four-Way Test of Ethics."


Rotary anniversary honored


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County,
City Council honored the sig-
nificant accomplishments of
the Okeechobee Rotary Club
and of Rotary International at
their meeting on Tuesday, Nov.
6, by proclaiming the month
of November to celebrate the
75th Anniversary of Herbert J.
Taylor's "Four-Way Test" which
Rotarians and many other or-
ganizations use as their code of
ethics.
The Four-Way Test of the
things we think, say or do:
First, is it the truth?


Second, is it fair to all con-
, cerned?
Third, will it build goodwill
and better friendships? And,
Fourth, will it be beneficial
to all concerned?
This code of ethics was cre-
ated by Rotarian Herbert J. Tay-
lor in 1932, and adopted by Ro-
tary 11 years later in 1943.
This test has been translated
into more than 100 languages
and has become the principal
model for business ethics for
many companies over the past
75 years.
According to a Rotarian
website, The Four-Way Test is


one of the most widely printed
and quoted statements of busi-
ness ethics in the world. Mr.
Taylor created the test when
he was asked to take charge
of a company that was facing
bankruptcy. Mr. Taylor looked
for a way to save the struggling
company which was in major
financial difficulties.
He drew up a 24-word code
of ethics for all employees to
follow in their business and
professional lives. The Four-
Way Test became the guide for
sales, production, advertising
and all relations with dealers
See Honored - Page 2


Okeechobee 'County and
the South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD)
Wednesday marked the open-
ing of the Taylor Creek Storm-
water Treatment Area for pub-
lic access and recreation.
The site offers outdoor en-
thusiasts an opportunity to use
a three-mile levee trail that is
ideal for walking, jogging, cy-
cling and bird watching along
one of the District's most scenic
environmental restoration proj-
ects. Development of the trail


was made possible by a part-
nership between Okeechobee
County and the District.
Completed in 2006, The
Taylor Creek Stormwater Treat-
ment Area (STA) is a 170-acre
constructed wetland that pro-
vides water quality benefits to
Lake Okeechobee by retaining
stormwater runoff and reduc-
ing excess nutrients, such as
phosphorus, before they enter
the lake. ,
STAs use "green technol-
See Creek - Page 2


Okee-Tantie



Blast 2007



is Saturday


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The night sky will be lit on
Saturday, Nov. 10, by the pyro-
technic spectacular of the Zam-
belli Fireworks at Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina.
Zambelli Fireworks Interna-
tionale, Okeechobee County and
the Okeechobee County Tourist
Development Council are host-
ing the Okee-Tantie Blast 2007
Festival from 2 p.m. until dark
at the Okee-Tantie Campground
and Marina, 10430 S.R. 78 W
The event highlight will be


the fireworks presentation by
the Zambelli Fireworks.
The festival is free and open
to the public. Each year the
Zambelli brothers provide a
free fireworks presentation as a
thank you to the county for al-
lowing them to have their ware-
house facility within the county.
This fireworks show is typically
scheduled during November
which does not conflict with
other events on the company's
annual schedule.
Zambelli fireworks are re-
See Tantie - Page 2


Water summit



Set for Dec. 4


WEST PALM BEACH -
With no immediate end in sight
for the current severe regional
water shortage, the South Flor-
ida Water Management District
Governing Board in October
unanimously adopted a resolu-
tion calling for a Water Conser-
vation Summit to bring together
local, state and national experts
along with a broad range of


stakeholders to develop and
implement an enduring, com-
prehensive water conservation
program for South Florida. The
Summit will take place Dec. 4
at District headquarters in West
Palm Beach.
"As this year's drought re-
minds us, the days of cheap
See Summit - Page 2


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Summit
Continued From Page 1
and unlimited water are over.
Residents and businesses must
develop a culture of conservation
to protect our limited water re-
sources," said District Governing
Board Chairman Eric Buermann.
"Our goal is to create a long-term
water conservation program that
is active all year round -- not just
during droughts -- and results in
a measurable and lasting differ-
ence."
The Summit, the second in
a series of public water forums
hosted by the South Florida Water
Management District, will draw in-
sight from the experience of other
organizations that have devel-
oped and implemented success-
ful water conservation programs
4 in other regions of the country. It
will bring together a broad range
of water user sectors to assist the
District in providing initial input
toward the drafting, formulation
and implementation of a compre-
hensive District-wide water con-


Hiring
Continued From Page 1
Mr. Long felt that Mr. Rimes'
presence undermined the author-
ity of Mr. Sweet.
Interim county administrator
'Robbie Chartier questioned the
wisdom of filling the position of
road department head before a
new administrator is named.
"I don't think we can wait that
long," asserted Commissioner
Clif Betts.
"We need to get another de-
partment head in there," was the
opinion of Mr. Chandler.
Commissioner Elvie Posey was
against haste. He asked if there
was a problem that had not been
in existence for 15 years.
Commissioner Ray Domer


Creek
Continued From Page 1
ogy" to remove excess phospho-
rus, which can harm sensitive
downstream ecosystems such
as Lake Okeechobee and the
Everglades. They work by chan-
neling water through shallow
filter marshes filled with wetland
plants, such as cattail, that ab-
sorb or "take up" nutrients from


Honored
Continued From Page 1
and customers, which ultimately
was credited with the survival of
the company.
Mr. Taylor later became the
president of Rotary International
in from 1954-55.
From the earliest days of the
organization, Rotarians were con-


Tantie
Continued From Page 1
nowned throughout the world for
their spectacular displays. They
have performed in extensive events
such as the 2007 Ball Drop in Time
Square in New York City. The origi-
nal Zambelli began the company


servation program. The program
components will include regula-
tory, education and voluntary and
incentive-based initiatives.
The Water Conservation Sum-
mit will be hosted by the Dis-
trict's Water Resources Advisory
Commission on Tuesday, Dec.
4, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
at the agency's headquarters in
West Palm Beach. A final report
with .recommendations will be
presented during the Governing
Board meeting in April 2008, Wa-
ter Conservation Month.
Morning panel presentations
from invited speakers will present
case studies on successful water
conservation programs from oth-
er areas of Florida, the Southeast
U.S. and the' nation. Information
will include lessons learned by
other entities, obstacles encoun-
tered, accomplishments and
costs.
Scheduled presenters include:
* Janet G. Llewellyn, Director,
Division of Water Resource Man-
agement, Florida Department of
Environmental Protection;
* Jeff Pearson, Director of Utili-
ties, Charlotte County Utilities;


said he felt that the department
head position should be filled by
the new administrator. Commis-
sioner Marvin Wherrell was in
favor of moving ahead to find a
new road department head.
County attorney John Cassels
reminded the commissioners that
they could not tell Mrs. Chartier
who to hire but could express
that a certain position be filled as
soon as possible.
Mrs. Chartier was directed to
start the process to fill the posi-
tion as soon as possible.
Turning to another unfilled
position, commissioners looked
at the selection process for a new
county administrator.
"We are right on schedule,"
stated Mr. Baenziger of the selec-
tion process. He said that it was
an "interesting experience." A


the water as it passes by.
These constructed wetlands
provide an additional bonus,
serving as prime home and vis-
iting territory to wildlife includ-
ing wading birds, ducks and
American alligators. The District
is committed to providing public
access and recreational oppor-
tunities at these unique areas
whenever possible.
With continued operation,
the Taylor Creek STA will also
provide critical design and op-


cerned with promoting high ethi-
cal standards in their professional
lives. Rotary, the world's first ser-
vice organization, Rotary Interna-
tional, has a long history of help-
ing people in need and uniting
people of different cultures and
beliefs.
The Rotary motto, "Service
Above Self," is the foundation of
their work to make the world a
better place. Rotarians work to


in 1893 when he ventured over
to the United States from Italy to
New Castle, Pa. Over the years the
company has been handed down
through the Zambelli family. There
are currently over 60 blockhouses
for manufacturing and storing
fireworks throughout the United
States.
The main headquarters re-


* Rob Teegarden, Chair, Florida
Section, American Water Works
Association and Vice-President of
the Water Business Unit, Orlando
Utilities Commission;
* Ane Deister, General Manag-
er, El Dorado Irrigation District;
* Mary Ann Dickinson, Execu-
tive Director, Alliance for Water
Efficiency;
* Dave Bracciano, Demand
Management Coordinator, Tampa
Bay Water; and,
* David Self, President, Florida
Nursery Growers and Landscap-
ers Association.
* Jack Wilbur, Public Informa-
tion and Social Marketing Special-
ist, Utah Department of Agricul-
ture and Food
The afternoon session will be
the first in a series of approximate-
ly five monthly meetings designed
to gain input from representatives
of the various stakeholder groups
on the District's comprehensive
water conservation program.
"The purpose of the monthly
stakeholder meetings will be to
obtain valuable information from
and build consensus toward a
water conservation program that


week before the Oct. 29 closing
date for receiving applications, he
was worried because of the low
number of quality applicants. By
midnight on the closing date of
Oct. 29, 39 applications had been
received. However, one applicant
withdrew, leaving 38 applicants
to be considered.
"We have picked out nine to
look at more carefully," he added.
Mr. Baenziger has interviewed
these nine applicants. His staff is
currently interviewing them. On
Nov. 27 Mr. Baenziger will be pro-
viding commissioners a written
report of interview results along
civil, criminal and credit checks
and newspaper archive checks.
At this time he is not prepared
,to release the names of the nine
selected in case some should be
eliminated.


rational information as larger
reservoirs and stormwater treat-
ment areas are planned for res-
toration of the Lake Okeechobee
watershed. This STA is a Water
Resources Development Act
Critical Restoration Project and
a component of the Comprehen-
sive Everglades Restoration Plan
(CERP).
Florida has invested close to
$2 billion toward the Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Plan. The state's 2007-08 budget


eradicate polio, provide potable
water and address the problems.
of literacy worldwide.
There are more than 1.2 mil-
lion Rotarians worldwide belong-
ing to more than 31,000 Rotary
Clubs located in 166 countries.
The Okeechobee Rotary Club
is lead by President Terry Bur-
roughs, President-elect Maureen
Budjinski, Treasurer Kristy Craw-
ford and foundation chair Michael


mains in Pennsylvania where they
have a 400-acre plant as well as
other manufacturing plants else-
where.
At Saturday's festival, vendors
will be on hand for food, arts and
crafts displays, and music prior to
the firework display.
Vendor space is available for
non-profit organizations at no


is built on collaboration and co-
operation between all those with
an interest in Florida's water fu-
ture," Mr. Buermann said.
The stakeholder groups will
include representatives from lo-
cal governments, agriculture,
nursery/landscape, utilities, de-
velopers, property owners and
homeowner associations, envi-
ronmental organizations, parks
and recreation, sports and leisure,
tourism, small business, manu-
facturing, and hospitality and
service industry. Technical advi-
sors will include representatives
from the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, U.S. Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency and
Tribes.
The Water Conservation Sum-
mit will be web cast to maxi-
mize participation and informa-
tion sharing, allowing the public
throughout the 16-county water
management district to tune in.
Participants and agenda details
will be posted at www.sfwmd.
gov.


On Dec. 3 Mr. Baenziger will
meet individually with each com-
missioner to discuss the candi-
dates. He recommended that the
commissioners then cut the list
down to not less than four and
not more than six.
"You can look at all the paper
but until you see them face to face
you don't know what that person
is about," the recruiter asserted.
Therefore on Dec 13 and 14 the
finalists will be in Okeechobee
for private individual interviews
and interviews at a public meet-
ing with all commissioners.
At a special meeting on Dec
17 a new administrator will be
picked.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


includes $200 million for the res-
toration and protection of the Riv-
er of Grass, allocating $100 mil-
lion for Everglades restoration,
$54 million for the restoration of
Lake Okeechobee, as well as $40
million to protect the health of
the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie
estuaries. Constructed wetlands,
or STAs, are an important part of
this effort. To learn more about
restoration progress, visit www.
evergladesnow.org .


Costopoulos. Mr. Burroughs pre-
sented each council member with
a plaque of the Four-Way Test to.
They meet on Tuesdays at the
local Golden Corral at noon. For
more information about Rotary
contact Mr. Burroughs at (863)
697-6325.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at cagullar@newszap.com.


charge; businesses may set up
booths for $25 per booth. Accord-
ing to organizers, vendors are wel-
come and additional vendors are
needed.
For more information call (863)
763-3959.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


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Okeechobee Forecast
Friday: Mostly sunny. The high will be in the mid 70s. The wind
will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north in
the afternoon.
Friday night: Mostly clear. The low will be in the upper 40s. The
wind will be from the northwest around 5 mph.

Extended Forecast

Saturday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the mid 70s. The wind
will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower 50s.
Sunday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the upper 70s.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the mid 50s.
Monday: Partly sunny. The high will be around 80.
Monday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the upper 50s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be around 60.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. The high will be in the lower 80s.

Lotteries
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Submitted photo

Miss and Jr. Miss Seminole visit FSU
The Miss Florida Seminole Jenner Chalfant (left) and Jr. Miss Seminole Ali Nunez (right) met with the Florida State Uni-
versity President T.K. Wetherell (center-right) and Miss Florida Kylie Williams (center-left) at the FSU homecoming game
where they participated in homecoming activities throughout the weekend.


News Briefs

Public meeting to discuss Taylor Creek
Residents in the area of Taylor Creek and Treasure Isle are invited
to attend a public meeting on Nov. 13 to learn more about the con-
tinuing drought, changing water levels and local projects in the area.
Representatives from the South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD), Okeechobee County and the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission will attend the public meeting.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 4 p.m. un-
til 6 p.m. at the SFWMD Okeechobee Field Station, located at 1000
NW 40th Street in Okeechobee. For additional information about this
meeting, please phone the SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center at
(863) 462-5260 or (800) 250-4200.
The S-193 Taylor Creek navigation lock will remain in the closed
position and continue to be operated for boaters two times daily at
8 a.m. and 2 p.m. until Lake Okeechobee level and levels in Taylor
Creek equalize.

Holiday Tour of Homes planned
The 2007 Holiday Tour of Homes will take place on Friday, Nov. 30,
2007 and Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 from 6pm until 9 p.m. both evenings.
Tickets are now on sale at Raulerson Hospital and at Suzie's Hallmark
Gift Shop in the Publix Shopping Center. Tickets are available for only
$12 for the self tour and $25 for the bus tour. Bus tour tickets can
be purchased at the hospital. For more information, please call Bill
Casian at 824-Z702.

Genealogical Society Meeting canceled
In observance of a national patriotic holiday the Genealogical So-
ciety of Okeechobee has canceled the meeting scheduled for Nov.
11. Meetings will resume as scheduled on Dec. 12, 2007. For more
information please call Eve Olson (863) 467-2674.

Legislative delegation meets
Representative Richard Machek announces that the Okeechobee
County Legislative Delegation will hold its annual meeting and
public hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, from 1:30 p.m. until 3
p.m. The meeting will be held in the County Commission Cham-
bers at the Okeechobee Commission Chambers, 304 NW 2Nd Street,
Okeechobee, 34972:
"This hearing is specifically designed to encourage the public to
personally address their legislators on their concerns and issues in-
volving state government," Chairman Machek said.
If you would like to be placed on the agenda, to discuss issues per-
taining to the state, please contact Representative Machek's office at
(561) 279-1633, or via email to victoria.nowlan@myfloridahouse.gov,
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IRCC offers Bachelor's Commisisoners approve canal work


degree programs


Celebrating an historic "first"
milestone, Indian River Com-
munity College, soon to be
Indian River College, enrolled
its first Bachelor's degree stu-
dents on Nov. 5, 2007. Reflect-
ing strong community demand,
over 530 Treasure Coast resi-
dents have submitted applica-
tions to enroll in the College's
workforce-oriented Bachelor's
degree programs which will be-
gin Jan. 7, 2008.
IRCC's Bachelor's degree
programs address critical em-
ployee shortages including
teacher education in middle
and high school math and sci-
ence, exceptional student edu-
cation (ESE), nursing, organi-
zational management, public
safety administration and health
care management.
The College has been ac-
credited to offer Bachelor's
degree programs by the presti-
gious Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools (SACS),
the nationally recognized re-
gional accrediting body for the
11 southern states.
"The launch of Bachelor's
Degree programs at Indian
River marks an historic first for
the College and Treasure Coast,
expanding easily-accessible
opportunities for higher educa-
tion," said Dr. Edwin R. Massey,
IRCC President. "The College's
programs will open the door to
a four-year degree to many who
could otherwise not continue
their education to the Baccalau-
reate level because of work and
family responsibilities that con-
nect them to the four-county
area."
The College's Bachelor's de-
gree programs were developed
in direct response to the educa-
tional and workforce needs of
the community.
"The IRCC Bachelor's de-
gree programs represent a ma-
jor step forward in meeting our
region's critical need for more
teachers, nurses, and manag-
ers. As our region evolves into
the Research Coast, it is even
more important that residents
of our region have access to
education which will prepare
them for 21st Century careers,"
Dr. Massey added.
The College's newBachelor's
degree programs have attracted
recent IRCC graduates who are
launching a first career as well
as area residents who are pre-
paring for a career change. The
common thread is a desire for
career advancement.
A'paraprofessional working.
with autistic children at Mari-
posa Elementary School and
Port St. Lucie High School, Jan-
ice Kahn, 46, was the first per-
son to turn in her application
for an IRCC Bachelor's degree
program. She plans to earn her
degree in Exceptional Student
Education.
"I didn't waste any time ap-
plying because now I can work
toward my goal of becoming
an ESE teacher," Ms. Kahn said.
"I'm so excited - I plan to be the
first person to register for class-
es on Nov. 5!"
Aschlei Baker, 22, plans to
pursue her dream of becoming
a science teacher. The Stuart
resident earned an Associate in
Arts degree from IRCC in 2007.


She is interested in working
with children and is the mother
of a four-month-old baby.
"As a new mom, I need to be
able to take my classes close to
home, and it's important that
they are affordable," Ms. Baker
said.
Vero Beach resident Kim
Sherry, 25, earned an Associate
Degree in Nursing from IRCC in
2005 and is now employed as
a registered nurse in the Emer-
gency Room at Indian River
Medical Center.
"I learned a lot at IRCC, and
I like the environment and the
teachers. It's so convenient to
go to college locally that I chose
IRCC to continue my educa-
tion," said Ms. Sherry, who plans
to become a nurse practitioner.
Donna Lee Camerata, 58, of
Fort Pierce was the first appli-
cant for the Bachelor of Applied
Science program in Organiza-
tional Management. Utilizing
the "career ladder" approach,
the Fort Pierce resident earned
her GED, Associate in Science
degree and then her Associate
in Arts degrees from IRCC with
doors opening for her each step
of the way.
"I was able to get my foot in
the door with Children's Medi-
cal Services and now I'm the
Fiscal Supervisor," Ms. Cam-
erata said. "In order to be pro-
moted to middle management
I need a Bachelor's degree. I
have work and family responsi-
bilities here, so I jumped at the
chance when the IRCC Bache-
lor's degree program arrived at
my door."
The Bachelor of Applied Sci-
ence (BAS) degree is also avail-
able in specializations for Health
Care Management and Public
Safety Administration. Port St.
Lucie resident Meghan Reimers,
24, works as a biller/coder for a
cardiac surgeon and will pursue
the BAS in Health Care Manage-
ment to prepare for manage-
ment responsibilities. Sebastian
resident Douglas Murphy, 50, a
longtime paramedic for Indian
River County, plans to specialize
in Public Safety Administration
to embark on a second career.
The students will benefit
from personalized education
plans, guidance from a desig-
nated advisor who will assist
them throughout their program
and the opportunity to attend
orientation sessions outlining
the College's many academic
support services. The cours-
es will be offered online and
within easy driving distance for
Treasure Coast residents at a
cost of $79 per credit for Florida
residents, about 1/3 less than
the cost of Florida public uni-
versities.
The students have expressed
excitement thhe Indian River
Community College Board of
Trustees has approved chang-
ing IRCC's name to Indian River
College, signifying its expanded
mission as a four-year college.
The name change will be sub-
mitted for Legislative approval
in Spring, 2008 with the Indian
River College name phased in
over several months.
For more information about
Bachelor's degree programs at
IRCC, call the Information Call
Center at (866) 866-4722.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their Thursday meeting,
the Okeechobee County Board
of Commissioners approved a
contract for more cleanup work
on the Treasure Island canals. In
addition, they settled litigation
with Lamar Outdoor Advertising
and changed the location of the
new emergency operations cen-
ter (EOC). It was also time for
their annual election of officers
and reorganization.
In the reorganization, senior
commissioner Clif Betts was
named chairman of the board.
The vote was the usual 3-2 split
that has become the trademark
of this board on many issues.
Commissioners Ray Domer and
Elvie Posey voted for Mr. Domer
to retain his office as chairman.
Mr. Domer was named first vice
chair with Mr. Posey as second
vice chair. Commission appoint-
tees to various boards remained
the same except that interim
county administrator Rob-
bie Chartier was named to the
small county coalition in place
of outgoing county adminstra-
tor George Long. Commissioner
Noel Chandler retained his seats
on the Central Floirda Planning
Council and Transporation Dis-
advantaged Board. Cliff Betts
will still represent the county on
the County Coalition for Lake
Okeechobee, the Jobs Educa-
tion and Partnership Baord and
the Tourist Development Coun-
cil. Ray Domer is still on the Eco-
nomic Commision and Small
County Coalition. Elvie Posey re-
mains on the Florida Heartland
REDI, and theHeartland Library
Cooperative Board.
There may be some relief for
residents of Treasure who have
been complaining about the
condition of the canals.
"We have been working a
long time to say the least:," said
Deputy County Administrator
Jim Threewits. A contract had
been awarded to Devland Con-
struction, Inc. for canal cleanup
financed by a South Florida Wa-


ter management District (SFW-
MD) grant.
"Devland did what they could
get done before it became too
time consuming and costly," Mr.
Threewits told commissioners.
He presented commissioners
with a proposal from 'Tarheel
Specialties, Inc. (T.S.I.) to con-
tinue the work. This new con-
tract would be the least costly
and quickest way to finish clean-
ing up the canals according to
Mr. Threewits. The contractor
will do the work for $19.50 per
truck load plus any disposal fees
and $4 per cubic yard if mate-
rial is trucked over one mile. Mr.
Threewits said this price was a
few dollars less than the original
contract with Devland. He pre-
dicted it would take three weeks
for a contract to be approved by
both parties. By that time, TSI
would be ready to go to work.
He said that the remaining grant
money will not be enough to
complete the project. However,
Mr. Threewits added that after
the contracted work is complet-
ed the county will have a better
handle on how to manage the
remaining work.
Henry Elmore of TSI ex-
plained the process and equip-
ment his company would use.
Gary Ritter of SFWMD was
on hand to clear up a miscon-
ception concerning the canals
adjoining Taylor Creek.
"We are not going to open
the locks and let all the water
out of Taylor Creek," he asserted.
The locks are only opened twice
a day to allow boats to enter and
exit the lake.
For some time the county
has been in litigation with La-
mar Outdoor Advertising of
Lakeland over six billboards
that were damaged as a result
of hurricanes. These billboards
do not conform to current
county regulations. According
to the terms of the settlement
' agreed to by Lamar and ratified
by county commissioners, two
of the Lamar billboards will be
rebuilt as monopoles. A smaller,


traditional billboard on U.S. 98
will be repaired. The remaining
damaged Lamar billboards will
be removed. The agreement
stipulates that the county will
not be waiving building permits
and fees.
Upon the recommendation of
capitol improvements manager
Donnie Odom, commission-
ers agreed to change the site of
the new Emergency Operations
Center (EOC.) The original loca-
tion proposed was at the site of
the old hospital building where
the building department is cur-
rently located. Mr. Oden stated
that there would be elevation
conflicts with adjoining build-
ings and that the requirements
for duplication of systems would
require more space. The board
agreed to a site immediately to
the west of the county fire/res-
cue building. In connection with
this agreement, commissioners
voted to spend $32,855 for ad-
ditional architectural and engi-
neering services for the reloca-
tion of the building.
As a last minute emergency
move due to rainy weather,
Main Street Okeechobee moved
their community Halloween cel-
ebration from Flagler Park to the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center. Maureen Burroughs
applied to the board to waive
charges for use of that facility.
The request was granted.
In other action the board:
* granted Jerold and Lizabeth
Matheny's request for a change
in zoning from.residential single
family to agriculture for property
on N.W 368t' Drive to allow in-
stallation of a double wide man-
ufactured home;
* granted preliminary plat
approval for the proposed 76 lot
Lost Nest subdivision to be lo-
cated on S.E. 60th Drive;
* scheduled a workshop for
Nov 29 to discuss amendments
to the county's code of ordi-
nances:
* scheduled a workshop to
discuss special taxing districts;
on Nov., 29:


* entered a contract with
McAlpin, Cavalcanti and Lewis
to provide additional accounting
services as needed to comply
with accounting regulations;
* approved additional pay-
ment to Craig A. Smith & Associ-
ates for technical assistance on
a Natural Resources Conserva-
tion Services agreement for Hur-
. ricane Jeanne in the amount of
$34,792.28;
* approved an agreement
with Advanced Data Processing,
Inc. for fire/rescue EMS billing;
* approved expenditure of
$21,372.50 for fire/rescue for
the purchase of required medi-
cal equipment to measure the
build-up of carbon dioxide in
intubed patients;
* appointed Cindi Fairtrace to
the Affordable Housing Advisory
Committee with a term to expire
Sept. 13, 2009;
* upon recommendation
of staff, rejected a bid received
from Coral Key Construction,
LLC for a State Housing Initiative
Partnership project and rebid
the project;
* agreed to submit a letter
of intent to Waste Management
to begin the contract discussion
process;
* agreed to purchase an
emergency generator purchas-
ing for the jail at a cost not to
exceed $200,000 subject to the
attorney's approval;
* approved taking steps to
remodel the health department
building;
*changed policy on library
employees' work schedule on
holiday weekends to conform
to holiday schedules for other
county employees;
* changed the date of the Jan.
10, 2008 commission meeting to
Jan 8; and,
* authorized execution of
an easement agreement in con-
nection with the Nubbin Slough
boat ramp project.
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Woman gets probation on four felony charges


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee woman will
spend the next 18 months on
probation after pleading no con-
test to several felony charges in
front of Circuit Judge Sheriwood
Bauer, Jr., earlier this week.
Sherita Yvone Thomas, 24,
entered the plea Tuesday, Nov. 6,
to charges of petit theft, worth-
less check, forgery and uttering
a forged instrument.
She was also found to be in
contempt of court because she
failed to appear at her arraign-
ment. Judge Bauer found her
guilty on the contempt charge
and sentenced her to time al-
ready served in the Okeechobee


County Jail.
The judge accepted her nolo
contender
plea and found
her guilty on
the four felony .
charges and
sentenced her -
to 60 days in ". -_
the county jail.
and 18 months .
probation on Sherita
each charge. Thomas
All sentences
are to run concurrent. She also
received credit for the 44 days
she has been incarcerated in the
county jail.
She was also ordered to pay
restitution as well as court costs
and attorney fees.


The forgery and uttering a
forged instrument check stem
from her writing a bogus rent
check in the amount of $493 on
April 9, 2007, to cover her rent.
When the manager of the prop-
erty went to Thomas' apartment
to collect the rent, the manager
noticed the name on the check
was not Thomas'. However, ac-
cording to an arrest report by
Detective John Zeigler of the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD), Thomas told the
manager the name on the check
was that of her mother.
But, the detective's inves-
tigation later learned that the
name on the check was that of
a former boyfriend of Thomas'.
When contacted by Detective


Zeigler, the ex-boyfriend said he
had not given Thomas permis-
sion to use his checks.
After contacting the bank
several times to see if the check
was good, the bank told the
apartment manager on May 11,
2007, that the account on which
the check was drawn had been
closed out on April 23.
Detective Zeigler then ob-
tained an arrest warrant and
Thomas was arrested on July 3
and booked into the county jail.
Circuit court records indicate
that Thomas was also charged
with grand theft in connection
with the bad check case, but that
charge was dropped prior to her
going to court this week.


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WATER: As they talk about lowering the water in Taylor Creek, I
am wondering if anyone has thought about the situation of the Isles
and Treasure Island not having fire hydrants? We need a water sup-
ply to help out, if there is a fire.

WANTS TO RECYCLE: I live in a mobile home park where we
have private garbage pickup as opposed to the county garbage
pickup. We collected recyclable materials, sorted it and couldn't
find anyone who would take it. As a matter of fact, they wanted to
charge us to take our recyclable items. This is ridiculous. When I
lived in other counties in Florida, a person would be fined if they
put anything that was recyclable in with their garbage. They used
to send people around to spot check to make sure people weren't
throwing away items they could recycle. Okeechobee County forces
us to throw away our recyclables. Think about all of the apartments,
mobile home parks and other places that the county doesn't have
county pickup of recyclable goods and we're filling up a landfill
quickly. Most of us WANT to recycle, but are frustrated by the lack of
concern by this county. What do we do?

RECYCLING: I would like to know where in Okeechobee County
I can recycle.
Editor's note: According to the Okeechobee County govern-
ment web site, public recycling drop off bins can be found at: the
Okeechobee County Vehicle Maintenance Facility, 306 N.W Ninth
Avenue (open 8 am, to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Fri-
day; closed on weekends and holidays) and at the Waste Manage-
ment Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E. 128 Avenue. Only the follow-
ing recyclable materials are accepted at the public drop offs:
* Newspapers
* Aluminum and metal cans
* Corrugated
* Glass jars and bottles
* Plastics #1 through #7
Plastic shopping bags are not accepted. Please rinse out cans and
bottles (no caps) and other recyclable contains containing liquid.
Please flatten all cardboard before placing in recycling bin.

BAD LANGUAGE: To the articles in speak out about the foul lan-
guage, you ought to hear some of the language that goes on in the
bowling alley in the evening. And its no wonder the children talk like
they do cause that's all the parents do around them.

ROC PARTY: If you missed Halloween at the ROC this year, you
really missed a treat, not only did all of the children seem to be hav-
ing a wonderful time, but the teenage group really jumped in there
and helped out and really stood for what they believed in. It was just
so nice to see younger kids and older kids expressing their love for
Christ publicly.

PHONE BOOKS: The Treasure Coast company over in Port St.
Lucie delivers those big telephone books over here to the residential
areas in Okeechobee. What a waste of money, we have no use for
those phone books. They shouldn't even bring them over here.

DON'T THROW YARD WASTE IN CANALS: People who live
- on the canals in Taylor Creek Isles, Treasure Island and so forth, do
they know that it is illegal to cut their weeds and float them down the
canals to someone else's property. If you see someone doing this call
the department of environmental. The number is (561) 722-2479.
This is very illegal and they will make them clean it up and impose
a fine on them.

ELDER EXPLOITATION: Yes I needed some information on
how to make a anonymous report on someone taking advantage
of an elderly person? There is a lady that lives down the street from
me who lost her husband and she told me that there is a lady who
lives across the street from her now has her car and has the power
of attorney over her money and now there is a possibility that she is
wanting to take her house away from her. The elderly 'woman has
children up north and I don't believe they know what's happening
to their mother. Should I inform the children? This is wrong to take
advantage of the elderly.
Editor's note: If this lady lives in the city limits, call the City Police
at 763-5521. If she lives outside the city limits, call the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office at 763-3134. If you believe a crime is being
committed, report it so that it can be investigated.

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Upcoming Events

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion 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 in-
terested 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 infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist 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 meetings for per-
sons with alcohol and drug related problems-at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 357-3053.

Saturday
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 information, 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) 610-1251.".
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. Parrott 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 information, 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 Ex-
tension 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 extension 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.

Sunday
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.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m. at the Just
for Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For more information please call
(863) 634-4780.

Monday
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 meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at the Post,
3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invited. Please
R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee Pres-
byterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is in-
vited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organization or
group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is open
to anyone interested in tracing his or her ancestry. The annual membership
is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at (863) 467-
2674; or, visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at the Just for
Today club, 2303 S. Hwy 441, Suite K. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
O.C.R.A. meets at Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane at 7 p.m.
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee. This chapter
meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road, Okeechobee on Mon-
days from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Karen Graves, Chapter leader would like to
extend a warm welcome to any interested persons to come by and see what
they are about. For information call (863) 763-6952.
Nicotine Anonymous (NICA)is starting a new club with meetings to be held
at the Just For Today club, 2303 U.S. Hwy 441 S.E., Suite K, on Mondays
from 8:30 until 9:30 p.m. For information, call Steve Condit Sr. at (863) 801-
3110.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the public. For
information, contact Chad Rucks at (863) 763-8999.
New AA Meeting in Basinger: There is now an AA meeting in Basinger on
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Brethren Church on 700-A,
north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace Christian
Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently home school-
ing or interested in home schooling is welcome. For information, call Lydia
Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Hos-
pice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome. For
information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.


Have you ever wondered how Native Americans used to live day
to day? Now is your chance to learn all about the culture and history
of the Seminole and Miccosukee tribes. Patsy West, Ethnohistorian,
will be delivering a presentation about these native people on Sat-
urday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at the DuPuis Management Area Visitor's
Center located 23500 S.W. Kanner Hwy., Canal Point., 33438. Con-
tact Kim Kanter at 800-432-2045 ext. 3339 for more information.

Writers' Workshop at the Library
A Writers' Workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30
p.m. in the Library Board Room. Anyone who writes fiction, in-
cluding mainstream, mystery, and romance, as well as memoir or
poetry is invited to attend to read and offer constructive criticism to
the group. Bring two pages of your work to read. For information
call Jan Day Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.


Community Events


Hospice to hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is having a one day yard sale on Friday,
Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held at the Hospice Blue
Volunteer Building on S.E. Fourth St. next to The Hamrick Home.
There will be great bargains at discounted prices. Everything must
go to get ready for The Festival of Trees coming Nov. 26 through
Dec. 1. All monies raised will be used for patient care including
services offered in The Hamrick Home. For information call (863)
467-2321.

FAF to host yard sale
Faith Alive Fellowship is hosting a Yard Sale to raise funds for
the Children's and Youth Ministries, the event will be held, Satur-
day, Nov. 10, at the Faith Alive Fellowship building located at 3075
S.W. Third Terrace from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.For information contact
Sherry Pollard at (863) 697-9053

Church to host bazaar
An old fashioned bazaar will be held Nov. 10, at the Presbyterian
Church USA 312 N Parrott Ave.
There will be handmade crafts, holiday decorations, Christmas
gifts, "white elephants," recycled serviceable items, and all kinds of
baked goods,
Doors will open at 9 a.m. For more information call Eleanor Ne-
whouse, (863) 763-5928.

Church sponsors yard sale/barbecue
New St. Stephens A.M.E. Church will sponsor a yard sale and
barbecue in Flagler Park #6 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday,
Nov. 10. For information call (863) 610-1134.

F.O.E. #4137 holds Charity dinner
The Fraternal Order of the Eagles #4137, 9985 N. Hwy 441 is
having a ham dinner on Saturday, Nov. 10 starting at 4 p.m. and
going until they run out.of ham. For a donation of $5. there will be
music by Jimmy Harper. All proceeds goes to charity. The public is
welcome. For information call (863) 763-2552.

Yard Sate at Treasure Island Baptist Church
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will have a
yard sale in the church fellowship hall on Saturday, Nov. 10 from
7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Healthy Start to meet
The Board of Directors of the Healthy Start Coalition will meet
on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11:30 a.m. in their office, located at 575
S.W. 28th St. within the New Endeavor School Building. This meet-
ing is open to the public. For more information about the Coalition,
please contact Executive Director Kay Begin at the Coalition office
at (863) 462-5877.

Church to host Gulf State Quartet
The Gulf State Quartet will be ministering at Fort Drum Com-
munity Church 32415 Hwy 441 N. on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 357-1581.

AARP Driver Safety Course planned
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 Hwy 441 S.E., will sponsor
an AARP Driver Safety Course on Nov. 10 and 17 from 9 a.m. until
1:30 p.m. The course is for ages 55 and up. Consult your auto insur-
ance agent for your three year, discount upon completion of class.
There will be a $10 tuition fee (check only) for inforr'atiori call
Instructor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Church plans Girls Night Out
The First United Methodist Church in Okeechobee, 200 N.W.
Second St., will have a "girls night out" with well known Christian
author, Marion Bond West, on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. Tickets cost $5 which includes lunch. For information, con-
tact Cheri Watford at the church office (863) 763-4021 or Regina
Hamrick at (863) 763- 8865 for tickets.

VFW Post 9528 host Veterans Day activities
The VFW Post 9528, 2002 Hwy 78 W will host Veterans Day fun,
games and music on Nov. 11 at 12:30 p.m. They will be hosting Vet-
erans from Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflicts in recent
years. All Veterans are invited to come help us celebrate Veterans
Day. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided. For information
call (863) 763-1616.

All you can eat breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of the Eastern Star will
host the first breakfast of the season on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. Serving hours are
8 until 11 a.m. and the menu includes homemade biscuits and sau-
sage gravy, scrambled eggs, hash brown casserole, grits, sausage,
bacon, fruit orange juice and coffee. All served by friendly faces for
only $5 per person. Please note that due to the Thanksgiving Holi-
day, this breakfast is being held earlier than our normal monthly
event. For information, contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087 or
Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.

Heritage offers First-Time Homebuyers classes
A first-time Homebuyer Education class is being offered on Nov.
14 and 28 from 6 until 7 p.m. at Heritage Financial Services located
at 309 S.W. Park St. Okeechobee. Please call to reserve your seat
at (863) 467-8899. The class will cover the residential application
process and credit guidelines needed to obtain loan approval. A
fee of $25 will be charged to cover the prequalification and credit
report cost.

Stakeholders to hold outreach meeting
Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. until noon South Florida Water Man-
agement District's Okeechobee Service Center (Bank of America
building- 2nd floor) are you interested in recreational opportunities
in the Kissimmee River Valley? The purpose of meeting is to provide
an opportunity for SFWMD to meet with community members that
are interested in using the restored Kissimmee River Valley region
for public use and recreation. Learn about the Kissimmee River
Restoration Project and the recreational opportunities available for
you on SFWMD lands. If you have any questions about the upcom-
ing meeting, please contact Jeff McLemore at (800) 250-4200 or
(863) 462-5260 x 3022.

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Teacher accused



of solicitation


Middle school teacher
allegedly attempted to
hire call girl, police say

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Clewiston News
CLEWISTON - J. Scott
Holsclaw was arrested in 2006,
reportedly accused of attempt-
ing to hire a prostitute.
He submitted his resignation
to Bexley High School in the
affluent community of Bexley,
Ohio, and then took a job teach-
ing seventh grade language arts
at Clewiston Middle School.
On Oct. 31, the 49-year-old
was arrested by the local police
department. According to po-
lice, he is accused of carrying
on communications to meet
with a 15-year-old prostitute at
a local apartment complex.
Police claim Holsclaw used
his personal and school com-
puters to relay messages to the
prostitute.
They met up with the man on
after he responded to an online
profile of a girl described as a
15-year-old living in Clewiston.
The subject sent an e-mail in
response to the online ad using
the moniker "JS Holsclaw," ac-
cording to the Clewiston Police
Department.
When given a choice be-
tween a 22-year-old female and
the 15-year-old, the suspect re-
portedly stated he was nervous
about the "underage part." He
nevertheless said he liked the
girl's pictures and provided his
telephone number.
The suspect reportedly used
slang words to learn more
about the "services" that the
girl was willing to perform, and
pointed the undercover officers
to a Web Site listing numerous
slang words for the services.
Police say the suspect want-
ed to know what "was on the
child's menu."
According to the report, of-
ficers found evidence of the
man's activity with prostitutes
on Internet sites and also found
out that Holsclaw was a middle
school teacher in Clewiston.
IP addresses in the e-mails
were traced back to the middle
school.
The exchanges were fre-
quent and fast, happening
mostly on Oct. 31, and the sub-
ject admitted he was nervous
talking about it by e-mail.
Later in the day, a state pro-
bation employee posed as the
teenager in a telephone con-
versation with Holsclaw. During
the phone discussion, the sub-
ject agreed to pay more money
to the "prostitute" if he didn't
have to use protection.
He asked to pick up the girl,
but wanted reassurance that the
woman at the end of the line
wasn't a cop and wouldn't get
him "in any trouble."
At approximately 6:45 at an
apartment complex on East Al-
verdez, the man was taken into
custody without further incident
while he reportedly waited for a
girl to exit from one of the apart-
ments.
Further investigation of the
man's home revealed what of-


ficers described as a "proclivity
for all things child-like." Though
he lived alone, the home con-
tained dolls, stuffed animals,
pictures of children and car-
toons, among other items.
"This, coupled with his pre-
sumed obsession of obtaining
the services of escorts/prosti-
tutes, is a dangerous combina-
tion through my unique expe-
rience and knowledge," wrote
Detective J. Spence in his re-
port.
Holsclaw now faces three
felony charges, for obscene
communication to seduce a
child, solicitation of prostitute
under the age age of 18 and sex of-
fense against a child 12 to 15
years of age.
Police reports indicate
Holsclaw's arrest in Ohio mir-
rored what transpired locally.
Ohio's NBC 4 reported in June
of 2006 that surveillance of the
man at an apartment complex
in Westerville, Ohio led to his
arrest when officers claimed
that a woman was "to perform
sexual acts for this gentleman,"
one of the investigators told the
news station.
Holsclaw resigned from his
position as drama teacher, but
pleaded not guilty to the solici-
tation charge.
According to Tom Conner,
Hendry County superintendent,
Holsclaw actually reported his
Ohio arrest in his employment
application.
The district was aware of the
specifics of the arrest, but when
they called to get more informa-
tion, they found that the mis-
demeanor charges had been
cleared or dropped.
Calls made to Franklin Coun-
ty Clerk and the city of Wester-
ville by the Clewiston News re-
vealed the same -- no records of
the charge existed. Officials with
the city of Westerville explained
that the record may have been
expunged if no traces of it could
be found.
According to Mr. Conner, the
charges Holsclaw faced in Ohio
were not severe enough in na-
ture to warrant the department
of education barring him from
teaching in Florida.
"By all accounts, he was do-
ing a good job as a teacher,"
said Mr. Conner. "But we're
tickled that the local police de-
partment found him and we're
glad that this did not happen on
campus."
Holsclaw has been sus-
pended from teaching pending
the results of the charges. If the
case is solid, Mr. Conner said,
it seems likely that the suspect
will never teach again.
Angie Cypress, the sus-
pect's next-door neighbor, was
shocked to learn what hap-
pened. The mother of three
younger children, she said the
suspect rarely was seen out, ex-
cept when he let his hound dog
out. He lived alone.
Omaida Cavazos, another
one of his neighbors, said
she and her husband recently
helped the suspect make repairs
to his home.
"This is unbelievable," Ms.
Cavazos, with children of her
own, said.
News Editor Jose Zaragoza can be
reached atjzaragoza@newszap.com.


Experts say lake may
fall to as low as 7 feet

By Naji Tobias
The Sun
LAKE OKEECHOBEE - The
Glades area had rainfall this year,
but not nearly enough.
According to the South Florida
Water Management District (SF-
WMD), the crisis is severe enough
to warrant more water restrictions
in the near future.
Experts say the area can expect
another drought in the dry sea-
son.
The dry season began last
Thursday and as of Monday, the
Lake Okeechobee water levels are
at a low of 10.38 feet above sea lev-
el, according to Carol Ann Wehle,
the district's executive director.
Ms. Wehle said that the all-time
low level surpasses the previous
record for Nov. 5 at 11.53 feet --
that figure was taken in 1981. Last
year, the lake level was at 12.67
feet, 2.29 feet higher than it was
on Monday.
With the wet season now over,
the water district has warned
residents to be prepared for pro-
longed, severe water shortages
and even tighter restrictions for
water use.
"A normal wet season was
never going to be enough to pull
us out of the .water shortage left
behind by the 2006 far-below-nor-
mal wet season and subsequent
dry season," the executive direc-
tor said. "Our consistent message
to residents has been that we re-
main in a severe regional water


shortage. Now as we enter the dry
season, water conservation will be
critical to ensuring there is enough
water available."
Typically, the area receives ap-
proximately 18 inches of rainfall
during the dry season, which will
last through May 2008. But due to
the climate forecasters' prediction
that a La Nina pattern of colder
than normal temperatures will
take place soon, experts are ex-
pecting anywhere from two to six
inches less than that.
What does this all mean for
residents and agricultural users of
the Glades area?
For starters, agriculture users
should expect to cutback on their
water use by at least 45 percent,
also known as the Phase III restric-
tion level. As for citizens, however,
outside water use will most likely
by limited to one day per week be-
ginning sometime next month.
The district is expected to ini-
tiate recommendations for year-
round water restrictions in the
coming weeks, with the passing
of the even stricter water use ex-
pected no later than Christmas.
"It will take every citizen to
conserve our water and be proac-
tive in addressing the impending
drought ahead," Ms. Wehle said.
"We will address these problems
now so we won't have to worry in
the future."
The district is anticipating that
lake levels will drop to between
seven and eight feet above sea lev-
el. To prepare for the impending
conditions, the temporary pumps
near the lake will be retrofitted to
accommodate the water restric-


Glades County faced


with housing shortage


By Nena Bolan
INI Florida
GLADES COUNTY - On Oct.
29 the Glades County School
Board, Glades County Board of
County Commissioners and the
City of Moore Haven met to discuss
mutual concerns, and to update
one another on continuing issues.
According to local officials, the
school district, sheriff's office and
community businesses have trou-
ble attracting new employees and
new residents due to shortage of
reasonably priced housing and low
wages.
Manyyoung professionals opt to
work in the larger counties where
wage scales are higher. More hous-
es and apartments are available in
other areas. Since business devel-
opment in Glades County is slow,
there are few new jobs to attract
workers. This means few people
are moving to Glades County.
Mike Pressley, school board
chairman, reported that it is get-
ting very difficult to fund the school
district, especially the high school;
however, that is not a new prob-
lem, according to Mr. Pressley.
Federal programs fund schools ac-
cording to the number enrolled.
More students mean more
money, but families with school
age children are not moving to this
area
Wayne Aldrich, school superin-
tendent, commented that the West
Glades School is near capacitywhile
Moore Haven Schools can handle
another 200 to 300 students.
According to school officials, a
new teacher's starting pay is in the
mid-$30,000 range. The school dis-


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Everglades students enjoying the fall season


At Everglades Elementary
school last Week, Mrs. Brady's
class enjoyed seeing the play "Ba-
nanas, Books, and Pancakes!"
They are learning to regroup with
subtraction. In social studies they
are learning
about Pilgrims f k
and Indians!
They are read-
ing the story,
"From Seed to
Plant." Enjoy
the fall!
Ms. Hunt's
class is very proud of their aca-
demic achievements! Everyone in
the class earned an award for the
first nine Weeks of school. Now
they are working hard for the next
awards!
Mrs. Kirby's class is looking for-
ward to Thanksgiving. They will be
expressing what they're thankful
for in their creative writing. They'll
also be studying about the Pilgrims
and the First Thanksgiving.
Mrs. Campbell's class enjoyed
reading about Johnny Appleseed It
was fun to do some activities with
apples.
Ms. Gumz's class had a "Spook-
tacular" book celebration on Hal-
loween. They are reading to earn
more charms to go with their 100
Book Challenge. Please keep read-
ing at home. Congratulations to
Mia Lazaro and David Jennings
for being the last two Week's "Stu-
dents of the Week!" Congratula-
tions to Janavise Futch for being
this Week's "Student of the Week!"
Way to go, everyone!
Ms. Damora's class is busy
learning about energy. They en-
joyed the play "Banana's, Books,
and Pancakes." After the play they
compared and contrasted the play
to the book.
Third Grade
Miss Kauffman's class is busy
counting money, making change,
and telling time to the quarter hour
and half hour. They have been
learning all about rocks and fossils,
even making their own fossils! In
social studies, they colored, labeled
and cut out the continents, making
their own pumpkin globes! They
continue to work on fluency, vo-
cabulary, and FCAT skills during
reading.
Mrs. Tilton's/Mrs. Dodson's
class is ticking away time study-
ing a.m.,-p.m., and elapsed time.
In science they are testing their
knowledge about- simple ma-
chines and using Gizmos to build
some of their own. They are visit-
ihg China and Egypt in their "Trip
around the World" during social
studies. They are learning 20 new
vocabulary words a Week to pre-
pare for FCAT.
Fourth Grade
The Fabulous Fourth Graders at
Everglades Elementary are "squar-
ing off" to take on Geometry. They
will be looking for "lines, angles
and rays." Expository writing will
soon give way to Narrative writing.
In this type of writing, instead of
"explaining - how, why, or what",
they will be "telling" a story.
Administration
Have you ever wondered why
one child can study with the mu-
sic blaring on headphones and
the next can't stand the rustle of
paper?
Differences like this have to do
with learning styles. Discovering
and understanding, your child's
learning style can help you struc-
ture a study time to maximize


Submitted photos/Everglades
Everglades Elementary has many students achieving excellence daily. Those students in-
clude Pre-K: Giselle Degado-Gutierres; kindergarten: Namon Anderson, Yamilet Jimenez-
Gandarilla, Desiray Diaz, Matthew Costanzo, Fallon McLean, Candace Nicoll; First grade:
Cheyenne Crum, Oscar Longoria, Dylan Jacobs, Antoinnia Thomas, Joseph Smith; second
grade: Cade Newman, David Jennings, Hannah Hortman, Yessica Cabrera, Desmond Gonza-
lez, Kyle Morgan, Bailey Hansen; Third grade: Megan Holmes; Alexis Cason, Brittney Kick-
lighter, Nolyn Claypool, Kobe Kayden, Kailey McCain; Fourth grade: Cassie Alvarez, Shan-
non O'Neal, Peyton Campbell, Yizell Castillejo; Fifth grade: Autumn Wakelee, Kellee Smith,
Sandra Hernandez, Emonie Pryor, Miguel Valdez, Juana Rodriguez Congratulations to these
many outstanding students!


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Winners for the Red Ribbon Week contest held at Everglades Elementary School include
were: Kindergarten - 2nd grade: 1st place, Kara Hawk, Emily Hernandez, Marshall Abney; 2nd
place, Saul Garcia, Aubrie Hataway, Michael Lazaro; 3rd place, Neydi Garcia, Faith Pritchett,
Alyssa Howard; Honorable Mention: Jose Mata; (3rd grade through 5th grade) 1st place,
Owen Hicks, Kayla Marie Hood, Daylis Leyva; 2nd place, Nelly Almanza, Trisha Nicole Digao,
Raul Urbina; 3rd place, Alise Geary, Tiffany Amber Marshall, Omar Cardoso; Honorable Men-
tion: Aurelio Urbina; VE: 1st place, Montavious Mills, 2nd place, Jeffery Osgood, 3rd place,
Christian Grammer.


your child's abilities. Once it was
assumed that everyone learned
the same way. But research has
defined learning styles as a way in
which an individual student learns
most efficiently.
How does your Child Learn
Best? If your child loves to listen to
a story being read to him or her,
chances are he or she is an audi-
tory learner. If your child is an au-
ditory learner you can help with
homework by repeating multipli-
cation facts or spelling words out
loud.
If your child needs to see some-
thing written down or illustrated in
order to remember it, chances are
he or she is a visual learner. The vi-
sual learner often makes pictures,
charts or illustrations to organize
and remember material.
If your child has to touch every-
thing in sight, chances are he or


she is a kinesthetic/tactile learner.
A kinesthetic/tactile learner is a
hands-on learner who needs to
personally experience things, not
just read or hear about them from
others.
Most successful learners are
not restricted to one style and most
will use a combination of styles to
learn. But many children, especial-
ly those with learning difficulties,
may be able to learn more effec-
tively in only one style. Knowledge
of the style can help you as a par-
ent as you are working with your
child at home.
Student Council
"Food for Families - Turkey Trot
Awards" was given at the Student
Council meeting on November 9.
Thank you for a successful food
drive!


Literacy Council
Miss Shofner would like to re-
mind everyone to read, read, and
read at home. They are very proud
of the progress that they are mak-
ing with the 100 Book Challenge.
Remember that the 100 Book
Challenge encourages the boys
and girls to read for 15 to 30 min-
utes each night.
The parents need to listen to
the younger children read (or read
with them) and observe the older
children read. When the read-
ing is complete choose one book
title to write on the Log and sign
the Log. Don't forget that the 100
Book Challenge is "Fun - Fast and
Easy!!" Many students were award-
ed 100 Book Challenge Medals for
their progress at this nine Week's
Awards Ceremonies! Congratula-
tions!


Education News in Brief

Retired Educators sell Christmas ornaments
The Okeechobee Retired Educators Association Christmas or-
naments are on sale. Ornaments are 24 karat gold on brass. On
sale are the 2006 Ornament - First Brick School, and 2007 Orna-
ment - Southland Hotel. Each ornament is numbered, limited edi-
tion. A certificate includes historical information. Ornaments are
$15 each. All funds go to their scholarship fund. To purchase orna-
ments, call Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755, Kay McCool at (863)
763-2829, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865,.Marlon Davis at (863)
763-3991 or Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will offer par-
enting 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 com-
pletion. We now have day and evening classes available. No child
care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m.
until noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday
from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.;
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second
language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ev-
erglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd
Lane, or at the Stichin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.



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IRCC concert presents



'America the Beautiful'


The Indian River Commu-
nity College Wind Ensemble
and Concert Choral presents
"America the Beautiful," which
will offer an evening of classical
and contemporary instrumen-
tals paired with patriotic choral
presentations. The show begins
Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m.
Rewind to a simpler time
with the toe-tapping beats of
"America the Beautiful!" featur-
ing a variety of classical, folk,


and contemporary selections,
including Brahms, American art
music, and the Concert Choral's
rendition of the timeless "Old
Dan Tucker". The instrumentals,
vivacious vocal styling, and the
patriotic salute to the veterans
of the Armed Forces are sure to
make for a memorable evening.
"America the Beautiful!" will
be performed at the McAlphin
Fine Arts Center on Nov. 15 to 17
at 8 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.


Tickets are $12. Purchase tickets
at the box office located in the
McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby
at the IRCC Main Campus at 3209
Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce,
Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m., or by phone with VISA,
MasterCard, Discover or Ameri-
can Express. Call the McAlpin
Fine Arts Center Box Office today
at 462-4750 or toll-free at 1-800-
220-9915 to reserve your seats,
as shows sell out quickly.


IRCC offers fast track to nursing

Indian River Community Col- celebrated nursing course will take ence Center, Room H-106, at the
lege is offering a Fast-Track Regis- approximately one year for certi- IRCC Main Campus in Fort Pierce.
tered Nursing program beginning fiction. For more information about
with the Spring 2008 Semester These health-care profession- the Fast-Track Registered Nursing
for interested Licensed Practical als are encouraged to attend the program, please contact the IRCC
Nurses, Paramedics, and Certified information session on Thursday, Call Center at 1-866-866-4722, Ext.
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At the Movies Blondie


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 9,
through Thursday, Nov. 15, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Bee Movie" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II - "Fred Claus" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III - "Saw IV" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m.. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m., Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.

Today

in History


Today is Friday, Nov. 9, the
313th day of 2007. There are 52
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On Nov. 9, 1965, the great
Northeast blackout happened as
a series of power failures lasting
up to 13/2 hours left 30 million
people in seven states and part of
Canada without electricity.
On this date:
In 1872, fire destroyed nearly
800 buildings in Boston.
In 1918, it was announced
that Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm
II would abdicate. He then fled to
the Netherlands.
In 1935, United Mine Workers
president John L. Lewis and other
labor leaders formed the Com-
mittee for Industrial Organization
(later Congress of Industrial Orga-
nizations).
In 1938, Nazis looted and
burned synagogues as well as
Jewish-owned stores and houses
in Germany and Austria in what
became known as "Kristall-
nacht."
In 1953, author-poet Dylan
Thomas died in New York at age,
39.
In 1963, twin disasters struck
Japan as some 450 miners were
killed in a coal-dust explosion,
and about 160 people died in a
train crash.
In 1967, a Saturn V rocket car-
rying an unmanned Apollo space-
craft blasted off from Cape Ken-
nedy on a successful test flight.
In 1976, the U.N. General As-
sembly approved resolutions
condemning apartheid in South
Africa, including one character-
izing the white-ruled government
as "illegitimate."
In 1986, Israel revealed it was
holding Mordechai Vanunu, a
former nuclear technician who
had vanished after providing in-
formation to a British newspaper
about Israel's nuclear weapons
program. (Vanunu was convicted
of treason and served 18 years in
prison.)
In 1989, communist East Ger-
many threw open its borders, al-
lowing citizens to travel freely to
the West; joyous Germans danced
atop the Berlin Wall.
Ten years ago: A Boeing 707
jetliner carrying first lady Hillary
Rodham Clinton was forced to
return to Andrews Air Force Base
outside Washington after a sensor
indicated an engine fire, which
turned out to be a false alarm.
(Clinton left the following day for
a tour of Central Asia.)
Five years ago: President
Bush said in his Saturday radio ad-
dress that Saddam Hussein faced
a final test to surrender weapons
of mass destruction.
Today's Birthdays: Sports-
caster Charlie Jones is 77. Base-
ball executive Whitey Herzog is
76. Former Sen. Bob Graham,
D-Fla., is 71. Singer Mary Trav-
ers is 71. Actor Charlie Robin-
son ("Night Court") is 62. Movie
director Bille August is 59. Actor
Robert David Hall ("CSI") is 59.
Actor Lou Ferrigno is 55. Gospel
singer Donnie McClurkin is 48.
Rock musician Dee Plakas (L7) is
47. Rapper Pepa (Salt-N-Pepa) is
38. Rapper Scarface (Geto Boys)
is 38. Blues singer Susan Tedeschi
is 37. Actor Eric Dane is 35. Singer
Nick Lachey (98 Degrees) is 34.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Sisqo
(Dru Hill) is 29. Actress Nikki
Blonsky (Film: "Hairspray") is 19.
Thought for Today: "He
who seeks rest finds boredom.
He who seeks work finds rest."
- Dylan Thomas, Welsh author-
poet (1914-1953).


*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Give in to what others need or want
today and avoid any conflicts. Now is
not the time to burn bridges or to be
difficult. Don't take chances that could
leave you in a vulnerable position.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
There is no doubt that you have a
stronghold on your future, so don't
hesitate to jump in with both feet
and take what you want. You are in
a moneymaking mode. but, with love,
you may come across as being a little
shrewd. Give someone a hug.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be
careful not to hurt someone's feelings.
You are likely to say something that,
although truthful, is not the best way
to handle matters. Listen to what's be-
ing said but refrain from giving your
point of view. If you love someone, be
supportive and affectionate.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You
have some great ideas that are of a
rather unusual nature. Network all you
can and you will find the perfect part-
ner. Money can be made and deals
formulated.
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*DEAR ABBY: Eight years
ago, while visiting my son, "Jack,"
and his wife, "Mary," in a nearby
state, I saw a few dishes in the
sink waiting to be washed - so
I washed them. When Mary saw
what I had done, she became up-
set. She said, "I don't keep house
the way you do." My reply at the
time was that I was only trying to
be helpful. That was all the clean-
ing I did - I swear.
A few years later, when they
visited me, Mary vacuumed,
scrubbed floors and cleaned out
my refrigerator - all without ask-
ing me or being asked to do so.
When Jack noticed this unusual
activity and questioned it, Mary
replied, "She cleaned at our house
when she visited us."
How do I handle such a long-
held resentment without damag-
ing my son's and my own relation-
ship? I have never been invited to
stay at their home since.
Jack does visit me alone, and
the two of them stop by on their
way to other vacation spots.
Mary's latest ploy is to be very
"concerned" about Jack driving
such a long way by himself to
visit me. They plan to be here in
about six weeks. I need to confer
with my son about my private fi-
nances, house repairs, and show
him needed chores that I can no
longer do myself. This house will
be his to dispose of at my death.
My husband died 20 years ago.
Until then I had.never worked. I
earned my college degree soon
after and joined the workforce. I
asked little of others during that
emotionally draining time. I am
not a person who demands much
attention.
I know that I must prepare to
move from my own home soon,
and have asked Jack to investigate
community living arrangements
in a city near where he lives. He's
dragging his feet. What should I
do? He has my power of attorney.
I have a brother, but he's 87 and


not well. I also have a daughter on
the East Coast, but she has prob-
lems of her own and a mentally
ill husband. Please help me do
some clear thinking. - Second
Thoughts in Rhode Island
DEARSECONDTHOUGHTS:
You appear to be thinking very
clearly already. It's time to stop
depending on your son. Hire a
handyman to change the light-
bulbs and do the little repairs
around your house. And rather
than waiting for Jack to investi-
gate assisted-living facilities, be-
gin doing it yourself. It would be
a smart move because only you
know what kind of a place will
make you happy.
A word of warning, however:
If at all possible, before making
any permanent decisions about
where you intend to live, rent out
your house for a year and see how
you would really like living in an-
other community. If your support
systems are all based where you
are, you may decide you want to
return to your home rather than
relocate far from friends and fa-
miliar surroundings.

*DEAR ABBY: I am a 16-year-
old girl who recently got a job
working as an usher at a movie
theater. My problem is moviego-
ers who come in late for a film
and try to rush me when I'm
working at the concession stand.
It's not my fault that they're
late for their movie. How can I
tell them they should have ar-
rived earlier in a nice way without
sounding rude? - Angelica in
Los Angeles.
DEAR ANGELICA: There's
an adage in business: "The cus-
tomer is always right." It would
be a public relations mistake to
enlighten your customers about
their "sins" - even in the City
of Angels. So fill their orders as
quickly as you can, give them a
smile, and let them pay the pen-
alty for their tardiness.


Close to Home


"Relax! I just read somewhere that
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The Last Word in Astrology


By Eugenia Last
*ARIES (March 21-April 19): Spend
a little time and money on your place.
The more comfortable and entertain-
ing your home is, the more time you
will spend there with your family and
friends. That will allow you to budget
and save. Investments and money-
making deals look good.
*TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You
can get to the bottom of things by ask-
ing questions and taking action. Do
things a little differently and you will
catch everyone off-guard. Short trips
to new places will inspire you.
*GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You
may be heading into the weekend but
there is work to be done. Finish what
you start; it will pay off. Give your proj-
ect an eye-catching twist. Use your
imagination and have fun.
*CANCER (June 21-July 22): You'll
charm everyone you meet today, so
get out and do your thing. Talk about
your plans, romance someone you
love or go shopping and pick up items
you know will please the people you
care about most. A trip will be infor-
mative.


*LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't count
on family to agree with your decisions,
but friends will be eager to see you ex-
cel. Love is on the rise so enjoy an en-
tertaining evening. Don't spend more
than you can afford. You should be
collecting debts, not incurring them.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don't
let things get you down. Instead, do
things with friends or neighbors and.
you will make some positive progress
where friendships are concerned.
Take a short trip and experience new
things and you will gain insight.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't
slow down when there is so much to
do. Money can be made, job changes
put in place and business deals put to
rest. Just be your charming, sophisti-
cated self and everyone will bend to
the way you see things unfolding.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take
a look at your options and choose
the one that will allow you the most
creative freedom. Work from home or
rearrange your space to provide you
with a positive place to develop your
dreams, hopes and wishes for the fu-
ture.


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November 19th, 7-1
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complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



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Child Care Offered
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License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
License #1126
FREE ESTIMATES
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ACROSS
1 Book after Danl.
4 Movie tough guy
9 Some second
degs.
13 Durango or
Monterey
15 Highway through
Whitehorse
16 Halo
17 Quit
18 Battles between
the FDA and
drug companies?
20 Fairly shared
22 Like
expressions?
23 Malibu or
Montego
24 'The Lion King"
lion
25 Get a bit less
dignified?
32 Corrode
34 Chap
35 19th-century
novel set on
Tahiti
36 Hip-hop pawn
shop
transactions?
41 Hun king, in
Scandinavian
legend
42 What Huey,
Dewey and
Louie call
Donald
43 Word with ball or
caddy
44 What to do when
you spot a
periscope?
49 Take .: doze
50 Navy hitches
53 Hanukkah
centerpiece
57 It doesn't involve
an overnight
59 More than just
splash in the
pool?
61 High-tech
selection devices
62 Philippic
63 Microphone
inventor Berliner
64 Opal ending
65 Serb or Croat
66 "42nd Street"'
song
67 Awaited the
surprise party
honoree


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1 Some fasteners
2 Bizarre
3 Froze
4 Engrossed
5 Inter _
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8 Capable of being
retrieved
9 Visitors to Jesus
10 Pitcher Bob of
the 1950s
Braves
11 Prado display
12 Talk back
14 First name in talk
19 Non-PC
purchase
21 'The vulgar boil,
the learned
roast, e": Pope,
24 Bridge bid
26 Dict. offering
27 Wintry product
prefix
28 Bit of high-tech
amusement
29 Inept
30 Hot
31 2000 N.L. home
run champ
32 Modern
shopper's
destination


33 Der :
Adenauer
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38 Some trial
evidence
39 Elec. text-
reading method
40 Flock
45 Puppeteer Tony
46 Not impressed
47 Grand _ Island
48 "You've got the
wrong person"


51 See 55-Down
52 Dispatch
53 GE and GM
54 Flight to Haifa
55 With 51-Down,
maker of L'Air
du Temps
perfume
56 Airing, in a way
57 Editor's mark
58 God in the
"Iliad"
60 Tiny fellow


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Employment
Full Tim


Emplymen
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

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


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CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
PART-TIME OFFICE ASSISTANT
The Office of the City Clerk is now accepting
applications for a Part-Time Office Assistant to
work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and after hours if necessary.
A complete job description and application packet
may be printed from the City's web page,
www.cityofokeechobee.com orpicked up at
City Hall, Office of the City Clerk, 55 SE 3rd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974, 863-763-3372 ext. 215.
Applications will be accepted until Thursday, November
15, 2007 at 4:30 p.m. Resumes must accompany
a completed application. Successful candidates
are required to pass a pre-employment substance
screening/physical. Drug Free Workplace. EEO/AAR
Lane Gamiotea, City Clerk/Personnel Administrator.

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16 ft. or 12 ft. by 24 ft-it's
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post-and-beam construction
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rough Douglas fir, which can
be painted or stained. Do-it-
yourselfers can substitute
cedar, pine or another weath-
er-resistant lumber.
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books S 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 & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
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Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
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Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
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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




REDBONE PUPPIES - UKC
registered, sire & dame on
premises. $350 each.
(863)673-3894



CASH for your heavy industrial
equipment. Excavators,
cranes, dozier's, wheel load-
ers, etc. Free estimates on
demolition jobs.
(386)423-4432
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people



Agriculture




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
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




HORSES, (2), Pony Cart 'with
harness & 3 saddles. Call for
pricing & info.
(863)634-8890

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sel your used Items In
the classifelds.


Rentals




Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
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




BEAUTIFUL
SAMANTHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
In Town, 2br/2ba, $900
mo. + $600. sec. dep.
Includes-Washer & Dryer
(863)634-5780 or
(863)467-9250'
BHR - Lg 2br, CBS, screen
room & utility room, Quiet
area, Private lake, $750/mo
+ $500 sec (863)467-2784
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between
9-4 pm daily (863)357-2044
IN TOWN OF OKEE: Studio
apt, single occupancy, unfur-
nished, no pets, smoke-free
environment. $650/mo +
$650 sec dep, utilities includ-
ed. Call 863-610-0861.
Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 1�2 ba, 2 Story, Washer
Dryer. Patio. $800 mo., 1st,
last + sec. (863)634-3313



Oak Lake Villas, 2br/2ba
$900/month, First, Last,
+ $900 Security. Pets
Welcome. Clean & spacious.
Available immediately.
Call (863) 801-3133 �
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/1.5BA,
Twnhs., W&D. No pets. An-
nual lease. $750/mo. 1st &
last. sec. (863)697-1129
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $695/mo.
Includes lawn.
(954)290-0861



BASSWOOD - New 3/2, large
yard, Pets OK, lawn service,
water service, $950/mo, 1st
& last only. Avail Now
(561)723-0661
BASSWOOD: 2BR/1BA, CBS,
newly renovated, $795/mo.
1st, last & security deposit re-
quired. (561)793-4860
BRAND NEW, 3BR's/2BA's,
lots of tile, garage, $1200.
Lawrence Associates,
1-800-543-2495,
BUCKHEAD RIDGE - 3 BR, 2
BA Home on Canal. Fenced
yard. $1100 mo.
(248)672-1528
CBS Home, 3BR/2BA, on 5 ac.
w/24x60 barn, asking
$3,000 neg. or to rent for
$1500 mo. (863)634-6113
Charming Country Cottage,
3BR/1.5BA, 15 min. from
town & 2BR/1BA, no pets.
1st, last & sec. Call Debbie
(863)467-2982 Mon.-Fri.,
8am til 4pm.
N OF OKEECHOBEE- Cottage,
lbr, fully turn, incid elec &
satellite, on river, NO pets,
$700/mo (863)467-1950
OKEECHOBEE: 4/3, on Taylor
Creek, large dock.
$1500/mo. 1st mo & sec.
dep. (561)767-6112
OKEECHOBEE- 4br, 2ba, in
city limits, looking for re-
sponsible renters w/refs.
$1300/mo, (863)634-9139
TREASURE ISLAND, 3/2 Very
clean! On canal. Lg. storage.
$950 mo. + 1st & sec. dep.
863-824-0981


OKEE, Furnished Rm. Single
occ., private entrance, w/d.
$140/wk & deposit, utils incl.
(863)467-0771 after 6pm



BH RIDGE - 2/2, waterfront,
lake access, Ig screen porch,
fenced yard, shed, $700 1st
& $700 Sec (772)370-1095
TAYLOR CREEK: 3/2/1 C/Air &
Heat, Waterfront. $1000 mo.
Annual / $1200 monthly, +
electric (863)634-0584
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It in the clas-
sifleds."


Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 010
Condos/
Townhouses - Sale 1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property - Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




BUILDING & LAND
7200 sq ft-
Metal building on 1 + acre of
land, fenced, plenty of parking,
located on N. Industrial Loop,
LaBelle, Florida.
2400 sq ft- Office space under
A/C.
4800 sq ft- Warehouse area-3
large bays.
Call (863)675-4342 or
(863)673-1885 for more
information.


NEW HOME ON YOUR LOT!
Features 3BRs/2BAs, Ig. LR,
garage, $118k, includes per-
mit fees. Lawrence Asso-
ciates 1-800-543-2495
OKEECHOBEE- 2/2/1, or
3/2/1, RENT TO OWN, Beau-
tifully redone in and out,
Tropical Paradise on canal
w/29 mature trees, South
side of town, 30 miles to
Pratt, low taxes, $95,000,
Rent for $1000/mo
w/$375/mo going towards
down payment. 6051 SE
97th Trail. (561)452-0512
OKEECHOBEE- 3/1, CBS, Un-
der appraisal. $169,900. Oak
/tile/marble, Space to add
master bath, 24 x13 en-
closed Fla. room & morel!
Grab flyer!! 309 SW 10th
Ave. (863)357-0391



FSBO: OKEECHOBEE
10-75 Acres Avail. Must sell
due to health. Owner financing
possible. Down payment as
low as $6500 on 10 acre par-
cel. (863)634-7311 for info.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze


PRICED TO SELL! 2 - 1.25
lots in Viking on corner, Elec.
close. $27,500 each.
www.holladayauctions.com
(561)351-1765
R Bar Ranch, 2 acres, 5 Ig.
oak trees, cleared, great
location, $99,000 neg.
772-878-3335/224-1423


NORTH CAROLINA - 18 acres
of beautiful mountain land.
Less than 10 miles from the
NEW Tiger Woods Golf
Course, now under con-
struction. Just $20,000 per
acre. Write William Mackey,
5850 US Hwy 70 West, Old
Fort, North Carolina, 28762.


Mobile Homes




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





BH RIDGE - 3/2 on Waterfront,
Lake access. Fully furnished.
$900. 1st & $900. Sec.
(772)370-1095
CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $600/mo +
$1000 sec. 863-763-4031
DUPLEX APARTMENTS
1/1 & 2/1 w/ Large porch. On
large, shaded, fenced lot. Nice
area. $600 mo & $850 mo.
Call (863)634-3451
OKEECHOBEE 2BR/1BA,
No pets. Fenced yard.
$600/mo. & $550 security.
(863)763-0648
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Okee 3br, 2ba, Lake access,
No pets. $925 mo 1st & sec.
dep. (561)927-8211



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
3BR, 2BA, 1 acre corner
lot, Crescent Acres
(863)673-0369
FORECLOSURE - 4br, 2ba,
28x80, on 3/4 acre, 1001
N.E. 104th Court. As Is,
$79,900, (239)777-4357
Horlon, '05, 2BR/1BA,
14'wx48'l, immaculate,
must be moved, partially
furnished, $10,000.
(863)763-5841/801-1846

PALM HARBOR
4/2 Tile floor, Energy Package,
Deluxe loaded, over
2,200 sq. ft
30th Anniversary
Sale Special
Save $15,000.
Call for FREE Color Brochures
800-622-2832
REPO MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE! Set up & removal
also available. (863)381-1000
RIVERBEND MHP- #40, 2br,
2ba, furnished, elec boat lift,
on canal, Fla room, golf car,
2 sheds, 3 fruit trees.
(217)652-1238
Trailer, 35', w/2 tipouts &
10x30 added on rm., fur-
nished, w/washer & dryer,
tv, a/c & other furniture,
$7000 or best offer. Lot Rent
$190 mo. 50 + community.
(863)532-9361


Recreation



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




BLUE WAVE CLASSIC 180,
'03 -w/'05 Evinrude 115hp
outboard & EZ Loader
aluminum trailer, $15,500 or
best offer. 772-344-9325


BOATS REMOVED
Will remove your boats
from canal before
water shortage.
Boat storage available.
Will Buy, Sell or
Consign.
Call (561)262-1390

Buying a car? Look In the
classifleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
fleds.


TOY HAULER, '02, Forest Riv-
er, 24', new tires, new bat-
tery, $15,000 or best offer.
(863)610-0329

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-









Automobiles
edAutos Wanted
HOLIDAY RAMBLER -'95, 5th
Wheel. With slide out. New










Classic Cars 4015
onstruction. $8900 o best of-
Foreign Cars(863)801-9136







Four Wheel Drive 4035
Automobiles 4005



Parts - Repainted 4010
Classic Cars 4015


Commrcialkup Trucks 4020
Construction


Sport Util 4025
Foreign Cars . 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035

Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070




CHEVY CORVETTE, '96 -
black, sport wheels, exc.
cond., 50k mi., w/tandem
trailer, hidden ramps, winch,
elec. brakes, $18,000.
.(863)357-3305



CHEVY SILVERADO, '04, 1/,
ton, roll n lock cover, 32k
mi., new tires, wood grain
trim int., all extras, custom
running boards, exc. cond.,
$18k or best offer.
(863)673-0060
FORD F350, '99, Mark Ill Se-
ries, 7.3 diesel mtr., white,
crew cab, full cap, 130k mi.,
new tires, clean truck,
$12,500. (863)610-0329
SILVERADO 3500 FLATBED
2001 - 108K, 5th wheel,
gooseneck, receiver hitch,
Duramax 6.6L, great shape!
Tool boxes, 50 gal. extra
tank, good inside, cold AC,
MUST SEE. $13,000 or best
offer (863)697-9484 Tom


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




Change In School Board

The regular meeting of the Okeecho-
bee County School Board for No-
vember will take place on Tuesday,
November 20, 2007, at 6:00 p.m.
The purpose of this meeting is the
annual reorganization of the School
Board and consideration of regular
School Board business. The meet-
ing will be held in Room 303 of the
School Board Administrative Office
located at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue.
The meeting is open to the public.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
246381 ON 11/9.16/07


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
AND CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
to consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classifications of
Commercial (C) and Agriculture (A) to the proposed classification of Heavy Com-
mercial (C-2) and to consider a Special Exception to allow a warehouse or stor-
age activity in a Heavy Commercial (C-2) zoning district. The property owners and
applicants are Carl Pollock and Elsie Judge. The property address is 455 Highway
441 SE.
The Rezoning request is for property more particularly described as follows:
A parcel of land lying in a portion of Section 34, Township 37 South, Range 35
East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southwest corner of said Section 34, thence bear 89�48'48" E
a distance of 791.80 feel to the Hancock Meander Corner; Thence bear N
64040'28" E along Hancock Meander line a distance of 418.97 feet; Thence bear
S 3600919" E a distance of 54.13 feet to the intersection with the Northerly Right-
of-Way line of State Road 15 (U.S. Highway 441), being marked by an existing
4"x4" concrete monument; Thence bear N 6017'20" E, along said Northerly
Right-Of-Way line of S.R. 15, a distance of 360.75 leet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; Thence bear N 28�55'23" W, along an existing chain link fence a distance
of 188.77 feet to the intersection with an existing wire fence; Thence bear N
60�39'91" E, a distance of 209.32 feet; Thence bear S 21059'56" E, a distance of
189.14 feet to the intersection with the said Northerly Right-Of-Way line of S.R
15 (U.S. Highway 441); Thence bear S 6017'20" W, along said Northerly Right-
Of-Way line, a distance of 186.53 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
And
A parcel of land in Section 34, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, being more
particularly described as follows: Commence at the SW Corner of said Section 34
and bear N 89048'48" E, a distance of 791.80 feet to the Hancock Meander Cor-
ner; thence bear N 64040'20" E along the Hancock Meander Line a distance of
418.97 feet to the RO.B.; thence bear N 36009'19" W, a distance of 302.25 feet
to a 3"x3" concrete monument; thence bear N 59059'28" E, a distance of 211.11
feet to a 3"x3" concrete monument; thence bear N 00047'24" E, a distance of
256,37 feet to a 5/8" iron rod; thence bear N 64046'33" E, a distance of 835.41
feet to a 4" x 4" concrete monument; thence bear S 00002'00" W, a distance of
375.15 feet to the NE Corner of property described in O.R. Book 303, Page 032,
Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence bear S 60039'13" W along
the North line of said property and the North line of property described in O.R.
Book 304, Page 815, a distance of 583.68 feet to the NWCorner of property de-
scribed in O.R. Book 304, Page 815; thence bear S 28055'23" E along the West
line of the property described in said O.R. Book 304, Page 815, a distance of
188.77 feet to a point on the North line of S.R. 15 (U.S. 441); thence bear S
60017'20" W along said North line a distance o 360.75 feet to a 6"x6" concrete
monument; thence bear N 36�09'19" W, a distance of 54.13 feet to the RO.B,
The Special Exception request is for a portion of the property that is the subject of
the rezoning request and is more particularly described as follows"
A parcel of land in Section 34, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, being more
particularly described as follows: Commence at the SW Corner of said Section 34
and bear N 89048"48" E, a distance of 791.80 feet to the Hancock Meander Car-
ner; thence bear N 64040'28" E along the Hancock Meander Line a distance of
418.97 feet to the RO.B.; thence bear N 36009'19" W, a distance of 302.25 feet
to a 3"x3" concrete monument; thence bear N 59059'28" E, a distance of 211.11
feet to a 3"x3" concrete monument; thence bear N 00�47'24" E, a distance of
256.37 feet to a 5/8" iron rod; thence bear N 64046'33" E, a distance of 835.41
feet to a 4"x4" concrete monument; thence bear S 00�02'00" W, a distance of
375.15 feet to the NE Corner of property described in O.R. Book 303, Page 032,
Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence bear S 60039'13" W along
the North line of said property and the North line of property described jn O.R.
Book 304, Page 815, a distance of 583.68 feet to the NW Corner of property de-
scribed in O.R. Book 304, Page 815; thence bear S 28�055'23" E along the West
line of the property described in said O.R. Book 304, Page 815, a distance of
188.77 feet to a point on the North line of S.R. 15 (U.S. 441); thence bear S
60017'20" W along said North line a distance of 360.75 feet to a 6"x6" concrete
monument; thence bear N 36009'19" W, a distance of 54.13 feet to the RO.B.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be
held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, December 13,
2007 at 9:00 am in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of County Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect
to any mater considered at these meetings or hearings will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Plan-
ning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the Clerk and of the Planning Development.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petitioner #R-2007-0665 and S-2007-0683
247423ON 11/9,18/07

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE MAP
AMENDMENT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, November 15, 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.
To consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Ap-
plication No. 07-013-SSA. The application is being submitted by Attorney Steven
A. Ramunni, on behalf property owners) Mary Ann Newcomer n/k/a/ Mary Ann
Newcomer-Tuten. The application is to change the Future Land Use designation
from Commercial (C) to Industrial (IND) for property located at 701 North Park
Street, West.
Legal description being: Beginning at the Southeast corner of Block 161, Town of
Okeechobee, according to plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 17, Public
Records of St. Lucie County, Florida, and run thence South 70 feet to South line
of North Park Street for the Point of Beginning; run then South 150 feet to inter-
section with North line of South Park Street; run thence West along said North line
300 feet to intersection with East line of former but now abandoned FEC RR; run
thence North along said dright-of-way 150 feet to intersection with South line of
North Park Street aforesaid; run thence East along said South line 200 feet to
Point of Beginning; said land lying in and comprising part of East one-half of
Southwest one-quarter of Section 16, and Northeast one-quarter of Northeast
one-quarter of Northwest one-quarter of Section 21, Township 37 South, Range
35 East and is approximately 0.642 acress. The proposed use is for a dive-thru
convenience store and to erect a billboard sign.
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.
The Planning Board will make recommendations to the City Council for considera-
tion and final adoption tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2007.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect 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 ap-
peal is to be based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of
back-up for the department.
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-
paired, call TODD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Application No. 07-013-SSA
245962 ON 10/29;11/9/07

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, Novembnr 15, 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
To consider a Special Exception Petition No. 07-008-SE. This petition is being sub-
mitted by Sid Estrada, on behalf of property owner Lidio Benitez-Chavez. The pe-
tition is to allow a guesthouse, servant's quarters, or pool house, provided that the
lot area shall not be less than 12,500 square feet (Ref. Code Book Section
90-103(3)) for property located at 1001 Southwest 3rd Street,
Legal description: Lots 1 and 2 of Block 8, Southwest Addition to Okeechobee.
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 body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Spe-

decision made by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any mat-
the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based. General Services media is for thy sole purpose
of backup Tfor official records of the department.
In accordance with the Amendcans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabiles need ing special accommodation to participate n
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763763-3372 x 218; if you are heanng or voice im-
paired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Bnan Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Petition No. 07-008-SE
245960 ON 10/28;11/9/07

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATION AMENDMENTS
NOTICE: The City of Okeechobee Planning EBoard/Board of Adjustment and Appeals
will meet as the Land Planning Agency on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 6:00
p.m, or as soon thereafter as possible, to consider any proposed amendments,
submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the Comprehensive Plan, which include the
Land Development Regulations (LOR's). The meeting will be held at Coy Hall, 55
Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, OkeeciRobee, Flaori-
da.
A copy of the agenda are available in te General Services Office, Rm 101 at City
Hall or by calling Betty Clement t (863) 763-3372 x 218
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at
this meeting, or heanng will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based. General Services media are used tor the sole purpose of
ack-up for the department.
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-
paired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY),
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, November 15, 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
To consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Ap-
plication No. 07-014-SSA. The application is being submitted by Vkki Aaron, on
behalf of property owners) Gwynn K. and Linda P Johnson. The application is
to change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) and Commer-
cial (C) to Industrial (IND) for property located at 105 Northeast 9th Street.
Legal description being: Lots 1 through 7 and 17 through 26 of Block 36, City of
Okeechobee and is approximately 2.84 acre(s). The proposed use is to continue
operating a machine shop.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clemenrat (863) 763-3372 x 218.
The Planning Board will make recommendations to the City Council for considera-
tion and final adoption tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, December 4,2007.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect 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 ap-
peal is to be'based. General Services media are used for the sole purpose of
back-up for the department.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilites 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 hearing or voice im-
paired. call TODD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Ap location No. 07-014-SSA
245964 ON 10/29;11/9/07

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
to consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classification of
Residential Single Family (RSF) to the proposed classification of Light Commer-
cial (C-1). The property owner is Hilario Gutierrez. The applicant is Nasar Abue-
qab. The property address is 69 SW 19th Avenue and is more particularly
described as follows:
Lot 5, Block 4, together withthe S 1/2 of the alley lying North of said Lot 5, DAVIS
SUBDIVISION, lying in and comprising a part of the Northwest 1/4 of the North-
east 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 20, Township 37 South, Range 35 East
according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 3, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be
held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, December 13,
2007 at 9:00 am in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of County Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect
to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Plan-
ning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition #R-2007-0666
247480 ON 11/9,18/07


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, November 15, 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.
To consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classification of Resi-
dential Single Family-One (RSF-1) to the proposed classification of Heavy Com-
mercial (CV) for Petition No. 07-015-R. Te petition is being submitted by
Bradley G. Goodbread, on behalf of property owners) GAGBEE, Inc. The property
is located, at 2103 Southwest 2nd Avenue. Legal description:- Lots 8 and 9 of
Block 46, First Addition to South Okeechobee, and is approximately 0.325 acres.
A copy of the entire aplication(s) andagenda agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
The Planning Board will make recommendations to the City Council for considera-
tion apd final adoption tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, January 15, 2008.
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-
spec 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-
paired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-880-447-5620 (TP).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Petition No. 07-015-R
245958 ON 10/29;11/9/07

NOTICE OF AN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PLANNING BOARD/
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS MEETING
NOTICE: The Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals will hold their next
regular meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
-Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida. In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard,
the meeting shall be continued to Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 7:00 pm in
the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street Okeechobee, Flonda.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
PUBLIC HEARINGS. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of
Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or
hearing 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 of-
ficial records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
247532ON 11/9/07


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2003-CA-140
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVIC-
ING LP, Plaintiff
vs.
ANTHONY W. HICKS; NICHOLE E. MAR-
GERUM; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NI-
CHOLE E. MARGERUM; UNKNOWN
TENANT I, and any unknown heirs, de-
- visees, grantees, creditors, and other
unknown persons or unknown spous-
es claiming by, through and under any
of the above-named Defendants,
Defendants
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court Of
Okeechobee County, Flonda, will on
the 21st day of November, 2007, at 11
am at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd
Floor, Okeechobee County Juridical
Center, 312 NW 3rd Street. Okeecho-
bee, Florida, offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and best
idder for cash, the following-de-
scribed property situate in Okeechobee
County, Florida:
Lot 29, Blck 3, Block 3, DIXIE RANCH EST-
TAES, according to the plat thereof,
recorded In Plat Book 3, Page 33 of
the Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in
a case pending in said Court, the style
of which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an interest
in the surplus, if any, resulting from
the foreclosure sale, other than the
property owner as of the date of the
is Pendens, must file a claim on
same with the Clerk of Court within 60
days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 29th day of October,
2007.
In accordance with the Amercans with
Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court
Administrative Office, 772-870-4371,
Coordinator. If hearing impaired, (TDD)
1-800-955-0771, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
Sharon Robertson
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/ Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
246555 ON 11/2,9/07







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Bronson urges caution on fair rides __,_.,


TALLAHASSEE - Florida Ag-
riculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is reminding consumers that
the majority of fair ride accidents
are caused by patron error, ac-
cording to recent statistics. With
the fall fair season now under
way, Bronson is urging people to
heed safety regulations.
The Department's Bureau of
Fair Rides Inspection is respon-
sible for inspecting amusement
rides at temporary events (fairs,
carnivals and festivals) and per-
manent amusement facilities
(go-kart parks and water parks)
for structural and operational in-
tegrity. All traveling amusement
rides are permitted once a year,
but each amusement ride must
be inspected each time it is set up
and must pass inspection prior to
being open to the public. Rides
at permanent amusement facili-
ties are inspected and permitted
twice each year. Florida has
about 188 permanent amusement
parks and more than 183 travel-
ing amusement companies. The
Department's 15 ride inspectors
performed over 10,000 amuse-
ment ride inspections in Florida
last year.
Statistics show that historically,
patron error accounted for an av-


erage of 76 percent of all accidents
reported. The remaining 24 per-
cent were mechanically related or
the cause was undetermined. In
addition, since 1997, the number
of rides that failed the bureau's
first inspection has dropped from
approximately 60 percent to about
44 percent. Bronson believes the
ride owners and operators are do-
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specting and maintaining the rides
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"EAST OKEECHOBEE' WATERFRONTS FINEST"
CBS Waterfront! Roof new in 2001. Twostory 5/3CBSinLarodoShores. Tile/hard-
Nice older CBS Home in Okeechobee resents the home/2 vacant lots. At dosing the2
Estates. Good location on 1 and 1/2 vacant lots will be split out and sold separately.
lots on lake access canal. Brin So, this listing is for the home and 1 lot only. Call
t o l9 Listing Office for details and price on the 2 vacant
Offersll $141,500 (90743) waste ontlots.$425,000 (94541)
Note: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.]


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SAcr Commercial Proert. Residential LoL's and Eauesbian Communities.
* Basswood Lot 72x125 $29,000
I * Country Hills NE 18th Ave 4 7t acres-Make offers motivated owner
* GG Acres NE 120th St 20+- acres
* Sundance Trails NE 97th CR 5 72 acres
SBefore County line 5- acres $65 000
* R-Bar Estates 2 acres $105,000
S* Huge price reductions Estate of Okee. Pines 12) 13+ acre parcels each @
$319.000


PARADISE IN YOUR OWN HOME IN TOWNINEW CONSTRUCTION
Lazy 7 Estates! Pool w/ lovely deck & enclosure, 3/2 w/ cute front porch. Home has great layout,
oversized dining & living room, fireplace. % of an vaulted ceilings, and Tile throughout Asking
acre. Asking $289,000. Call Joe @863-610-1639. $158,000. Call Melissa Amrnold @863-610-2280.


MOBILE HOMEiRV PARK
MOTIVATED SELLER WILL FINANCE.
$435,000. MAKE OFFER!
Call Jonathan @ 863-634-9275.


* LOCATION! LOCATIONI LOCATION! 1.38 ACRES across from Walmart entrance. 200' frontage on Hwy 441 and SW 2nd
Ave. Great Location for any business or restaurant. 4800 sq. ft. building could be converted to office building or restaurant, many
possibilities with this one! For more info, call Melissa Amold @ 863-610-2280. Asking $960,000.00.
*18.95 BEAUTIFUL ACRES in the NE section. Call Joe 863-610-1639. Recently reduced to $280,000.

Sb fl S Elbert Batton*Licased RE Broker
Cu m b e rla n d Melissa Arnold .... .863-610-2280
.LLisa Molyneaux .... 863-697-1261
Office: real group, LLC JoeArnod........863-610-1639
86-73r8 Shell Batton ...... 863-634-5294
;:at763l Visit Our Website: www.cumberland-realty.com , Jonathan Bean ..... 863-634-9275



Our e&penenced staff is well trained to walk you tfirouh avery phase of building your new
fh. B .home komr planning to cmplelbion.W1helher it be a sfartier home or your dream home at
Last. we'll he m lu your dreams into realill
Evenings & weekends by Call us for an appointment
appointment for your" or justopby
convenience. LA E VIE

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lift & sling, fish cleaning sink Shed w/elec 10x1Z
sprinkler sys, seawall. Call Pat 863-634-5588 MLS


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on. Seawsutood & Cam'2e
re. Awnhigs & covered carport
idiatnhnk tfence. Call Plat for app


Patricia Louise Goolsby,
Licensed Real Estate Broker
634-5588
patgoolsby@earthlink.net - "'
Kathlyn Lancaster, Associate * 634-8676 ELS.
* Eric & Vicki Anderson * 634-4106
FULL SERVICE REALTOR * OFFICE 863-763-5588




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. 8 -ter- ered patio. L 6ts of a binets, closets and Ir
Laundry w/pantry. Split plan office could be
p. 8634588 xta bdrm Huge ot. APOINTMENT
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which is off the neighbor. P'ump i r .pn. ir
system runs off canal water. GREAT HOUSE.
MLS# 94081, $133,900. Call Vicki 863-634-4106


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"Okeechobee's Only Full-Service
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307 NW 4TH AVE. 863-357-5900




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Beautiful refurbished 2/2/1 on 5 fenced acres TOTALLY REMODELED 2/2/2 on 10.57
w/pond for the horses. 3 car garage has been acres w/large pond, workshop and small
transformed into add' living space, framed out barn. Fenced w/board fencing in front &
and a/c ductwork in place, waiting for your com-
pletion as a family rm, workshop, add'l bdrms or wire for the horse or critter pasture.
mother-in-law suite. $319,000 *Add'l 5 acres $694,000 MLS#94028
available next door to make a total of 10 acres.*


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"BEST LITTLE HORSE HOUSE" in Okee- Beautiful ,3/2/3 CBS home in COUN-
chobee! 3/3 Key West style 2-story home TRY HILLS on 2.12 acres w/fenced
w/mother-in-law suite on a beautiful 13.4 horse pasture and pond. Large jacuzzi,
acre horse farm. Barns, paddocks, new
fencing, ponds, wells, office and much more. tanning bed, custom designed inground
Owner/Broker offering Lease purchase. pool, large concrete patio and Lg. BBQ
Please call Maureen to schedule a showing complete your very own country club in
863-634-4724. $775,000 the woods! $367,500 MLS# 94513


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Submitted photo/Sandra Pearce
The Okeechobee High School Brahman defense swarms the running back during their District 17 playoff game against Fort
Pierce Westwood Nov. 5. The Brahmans lost the one-quarter playoff game 7-0, but clinched a spot in the Nov. 16 playoffs.


OHS Football team prepares for final home game


By Shawn Hays
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School
,football team is preparing for its
'final home game of the season
:against Clewiston and is expect-
;ing to finish strong.
"We are looking to go out
and play hard and have fun. We
want to finish up the regular sea-
son strong and get ready for the
playoffs," said Okeechobee High
School varsity football coach
Chris Branham.
The Brahmans are 6-3 overall
and 4-1 in District 17 play.
The Brahmans had two play-
ers make the Florida Athletic
Coaches Association (FACA)
,District 17 first team. Linebacker
Timmy Williams and cornerback
,LaShawn Henderson made first
team, while Lonnie Pryor was
named the FACA's most valuable
player. Pryor, however, was not
voted to the first team.
On Monday night the Brah-
mans clinched a spot in the play-
offs in their tie-breaker playoff
against Fort Pierce Westwood and
Martin County. They played both
teams Monday in a one quarter
game at Lawnwood Stadium in


A g . ..., . --.- , .. .
The Brahmans varsity football team has earned a spot in the Nov. 16 state playoffs by virtue
of their 7-0 win over Martin County in their one-quarter game. The Brahmans defeated the
Tigers in their Nov. 5 District 17 playoff held in Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce.


Fort Pierce. They defeated Martin
County 7-0 but lost to Westwood
7-0 to finish second in the district.
With their second-place fin-
ish in the district, the Brahmans


clinched a spot in the playoffs. It
is the first time since 2000 that the
Brahmans have made the play-
offs.
They will play Nov. 16 against


William T. Dwyer High School.
"If we play a good strong
game and play our best we can
make an impact in the playoffs,"
said Branham.


Submitted Photos
Congratulations Honor Roll students
The Okeechobee Platinum Elite Honor Roll students are, Jessica Suit, Kimberly Hernadez,
Erika Jones, Ashleigh Ezard, Erica Frederick, Mackenzie York, Logan Evans, Taylor Corn-
tois, Summer Howard, Morgan Crawford, Ananrelys Merconchini. Keep up the good work.


Sports News In Brief


:Bass club meeting
slated
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W,
on the second Thursday of each
month.
Tournaments are held the fol-
lowing weekend.
New member boaters and
non-boaters (especially) are wel-
come.
For information, call Dave
'Stout at (863) 467-2255.

U.S.C.G. Flotilla
seeking new members
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary


Flotilla 57 in Okeechobee is seek-
ing new members to become
involved in the Auxiliary's pro-
grams.
The Auxiliary is a volunteer
service organization composed
of men and women who active-
ly support recreational boating
safety and other Coast Guard mis-
sions.
The Auxiliary also provides
recreational boating safety sup-
port to sate and local authorities.
Members could be involved
in patrols, communications, ad-
ministration, seamanship, pilot-
ing/navigation, weather or search
and rescue.
For information, call (863)
763-0165.


Agri-civic center
open for riding
The Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., is
open for recreational riding the
first and third Tuesdays of each
month from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Barrels and poles are avail-
able.
The cost is $10 per person.
Rules, waiver and release forms
are available at the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commis-
sioner's office, 304 N.W. Second
St., and the county extension of-
fice at 458 U.S. 78 N. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-1666 or (863)
697-9977.


THIRD TEE VIEW in OeC&--oee GAyi ' C.ounItry MOTIVATED SELLER! 3/2 wv rm anii room Sphlit SERENITY AWAITS YOU! 3/ 2i)4 CBS hne
Club 32 CB3 ,, hme v/ 2440 TI.4 on ': cc, e rhoo.r plan ,' op.n kfchen di aninrg area c.n 1 Acr ,n e ine Ra, an .rES 12r16 Fi.:a
NEWV fl-xnrg paint ar.a -orm staume- SELLER De.-Mced metal bldg r. ': Acr; Harcy piianl. .ocm .-10 Fr nrip:. rd' 1216 WV./:.i0 6ie
HAS RELOCATED I MOTIVATED TO SELLI sliding a% a nice s.,eened inr bacr. p.:rc | Double Carol.na caTrln & Scrln shriuTlei-
$249,9004#,31 l Ca.I Lon i36I3|.3-14.,57 |239,000 #214J Call Sharon 91863W1i ,A24 1 $198,000 #24 `B Call Lon .6316,34-145.,





NEW PRICE!!! 5rc.,d tuill CBS .3-2 5 v 2 HAPPY FOLKS LIVE HERE! 3 1993 DWVMH VERY NICE 2005 DWMH on 2 4'"rs ,n Four
car garage and 2 ;:.arport.'1 Ceramd ie * l6 X SF n Ta,l orCreek *L3a ces Spl Seaon. Beauml yard r, ict ls i:.r rees 2 o
and *ood rfois Gunle Pc.ol, Ra.nSorl rr plan w/ Lg Master Sue. Screened Patn & ae bulliars 2 car carp-rt JUST REDUCEDI
alertr system ytorm aw..rgs REDUCED! Great Do.!' PRICED TO SELLI $168.000 $165,000 #217F Call Ron 18Z36'7-r21
$189,0002-14B CalILLor1r6:16?4.1457 f221HCallSrarr.,nl,-?i34e6-414


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$11.a 900 e roI alf :or i I F,3 .. ,:7r9- Bac sm r., EADYrTO MOE up~ Irr a $114.900 TLrpl,-' 31CI 1-MoyED t'DI 8.0
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Office:
(863)
763-4010


Toll Free:
(888)
874-2945

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Licensed Real Estate Brokers:
Bobby Tucker * 634-8677
Brandon Tucker * 772-201-8722


Associates:
W.S. "Bill" Keene Sr. * 634-6797 Lori Mixon * 634-1457
John Pell * 357-8769 * Sharon Johnson * 634-6241
Jeri Wilson * 634-6056 * Sheryl Coonfare * 634-1343
Ron Staley * 697-6221 * Keith Pearce * 634-7007
Mark Goodbread, 634-6999


104 N.W. 7th Ave.
Okeechobee
www.Tucker-Group.com


Submitted photos/First Baptist Church
Bobby Spelts of the First Baptist Church Crimson Tide
runs the ball at their game on Saturday, Nov. 3.


I -W 7 ' ut I
Seahawk, Brendon Jonassaint (front center) throws a pass at
his First Baptist Church flag football game on Saturday, Nov. 3.


Nathanael Catron (left) kicks off the ball for the Knights
during their flag-football game on Saturday, Nov. 3.


Okeechobee News, Friday, November 9, 2007


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