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Briefs

One injured
in auto crash
An unidentified man suffered
non-life threatening injuries
Wednesday in an early morning
accident on U.S. 441 North.
Although information is
sketchy, an accident investigator
with the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office is working on
the multi-vehicle crash that hap-
pened around 5:59 a.m. when a
vehicle pulled out of N.E. 392nd
St. into on-coming traffic.
One man involved was airlift-
ed from the scene. His injuries,
although serious, were non-life
threatening, said the investigator.
The accident is still under in-
yestigation.

Early Release
Day is today
Okeechobee County Schools
will observe their second student
early release day this week. Early
release day will be Thursday,
Nov. 29.
Elementary schools will re-
lease students at 11:30 a.m.; mid-
dle schools will release at 12:05
p.m.; the Freshman Campus and
New Endeavor will release at
10:30 a.m.; and the Okeechobee
High School will release at 10:45
a.m.

Annual fashion
show and luncheon
Tickets are now available for
the 11th Annual Fashion Show
and Luncheon sponsored by
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128,
Order of the Eastern Star. The
event will be held Saturday,
Dec. 1, at the KOA Resort. The
event-features a delicious lun-
cheon and our spectacular Tea
Cup Auction with an abun-
dance of beautiful gifts and gift
baskets to be won. The doors
will open at 11 a.m. and lunch
will be served at 11:45 a.m.
Tickets are $10 per person. No
tickets will be sold at the door.
This is the holiday event of the
season you won't want to miss
so reserve your ticket by calling
our Ticket Chairman, Dolores
Anchors at (863) 467-1392 or
any member of Okeechobee
Chapter No. 128.

Drought Index
Current: 421
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.30 feet
Last Year: 12.26 feet
.J Source: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet'
'"- above sea level.

Index
Classifieds.............................. 8-9
Com ics ...................................... 5
Community Events................... 4
Obituaries.......'........................ 6
O pinion...................................... 4
Speak Out........................ ..... 4
Spo rts ............................:......... 10
W eather..................................... 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


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Water storage plan unveiled


Managers include
Lake Okeechobee in
Everglades restoration
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Water mangers have finally
taken the areas north of Lake
Okeechobee into consideration
in the long range plan to clean
up the Everglades.
About 50 interested persons
gathered at the Okeechobee
County Civic Center Tuesday


night, Nov. 27 to be informed and
give their input on an Everglades
restoration plan draft which in-
cludes the Lake Okeechobee wa-
tershed and the Caloosahatchee
and St. Lucie estuaries.
The "Draft Lake Okeechobee
Watershed Construction Proj-
ect Phase II Technical Plan" is a
critical step in the northern Ev-
erglades initiative to protect and
improve the quality, quantity,
timing and distribution of water
delivered to Lake Okeechobee
and downstream receiving wa-
ters. The multi-phased plan, de-


veloped by South Florida Water
Management District, Florida De-
partment of Environmental Pro-
tection and Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services,
outlines steps needed to reduce
pollution, improve the health of
the natural system north of the
lake and clean up water flowing
into Lake Okeechobee.
The plan takes a broad stroke
approach to the problem of wa-
ter storage and filtering, leaving
details to be worked out later.
It includes building treatment
wetlands, using nutrient control


Carolers, children, Santa: Welcome Christmas


tv'.


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Five-year old twins Kyle Entry (left) and Brandon Entry (right) visited Santa with their
sister Dakota Entry, 3, during the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 27. To
view additional photos from the Tree Lighting Ceremony visit http://photos.newszap.
com/pages/gallery.php?gallery=311418.


Carolers from the Okeechobee County Elementary Schools led by North Elementary
School's Alicia Walker, South Elementary School's Shelby Schutt, Seminole Elemen-
tary School's Erin Ellinger and Central Elementary School's Karen VanBeek. Students
from these four elementary schools sang Christmas Carols to ring in the holiday sea-
son. To view additional photos from the Tree Lighting Ceremony visit http://photos.
newszap.com/pages/gallery.php?gallery=311418.


technologies to reduce phos-
phorous, creating water stor-
age north of the lake by various
methods, implementing agri-
cultural practices and finalizing
regulations that will reduce the
impacts of development on wa-
ter quality and flow.
The plan was developed as a
result of recent legislative action
and must be presented to the
legislature in February.
"This is a positive step for-
ward in a long-term undertaking
to restore Lake Okeechobee,"
said District Governing Board


Chairman Eric Buermann in a
press release issued prior to the
meeting. "The state has collabo-
rated with the constituents of
south Florida to develop a cost-
effective plan that will build upon
the work already under way and
make measurable difference to
the heath of Lake Okeechobee,
the Caloosahatchee and St. Lu-
cie Rivers and their estuaries."
The technical plan identifies
projects to improve the quality of
water entering the lake from the
See Water - Page 2


Daylight




break-ins




increasing


Area detective,
searching for
brazen burglar
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A recent spate of
home burglaries have
of investigators canvas


S area home by home in hopes
that someone can help lead
them to the culprit, or culprits.
gS Detective Captain -Dale
LaFlam, of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
said Wednesday that there have
been several daytime burglaries
daytime in the Basswood and Whisper-


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ssing the


See Break-ins - Page 2


Planners give



initial OK to



RV park plan


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
An unusual RV park propos-
al took another step recently
toward becoming reality Tues-
day.
At their meeting on Nov. 27
the Okeechobee County Plan-
ning Board/Board of Adjust-
ments and Appeals granted
preliminary plat approval for


the proposed 512 lot Silver
Palms RV Village. What is un-
usual about this RV park is that
the lots, which developers say
are larger than normal, would
be sold rather than rented to RV
owners.
The proposed RV park,
which would be located on the
south side of Southwest 32nd
See Plan - Page 2


Program helps OHS


students enter workforce


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Beginning this spring, some
graduates of Okeechobee High
School will be better prepared
to enter the workforce thanks
to the Florida Ready to Work
Program. This program also al-
lows employees to improve on
skills necessary for their current
jobs.
Details of the program were
revealed to business leaders
at an informational execu-
tive breakfast sponsored by
Seacoast National Bank at the
Okeechobee Freshman Cam-


pus Auditorium on Wednesday,
Nov. 27.
"What is it is a credential sys-
tem," said Yolanda Sneed, pro-
gram director. "It is designed to
bridge the gap between skills
in high school and college and
skills needed on the job. It is
applicable to almost every oc-
cupation."
In addition to a diploma,
students at Okeechobee High
School can now earn a creden-
tial issued by the Florida Depart-
ment of Education and signed
by the governor. The program
measures the knowledge of


students in math, reading and
locating information -- skills
Mrs. Sneed said are necessary
for most jobs. The program is
geared to a workforce rather
than an academic approach
and identifies gaps between
job seeker skills and employer
needs.
"They are not just ready to
work, they are ready to train,"
Mrs. Sneed said of students
who complete the program.
The system has been in ex-
istence 15 years and has been
See Program - Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Yolanda Sneed, project director with the Florida Ready to Work
Program, explains the program to business leaders gathered
at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus on Wednesday morn-
ing, Nov. 28.


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Economic Council branches into many areas


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Economic
Council executive director Au-
drey Short spoke to the Rotar-
ians at their weekly luncheon on
Tuesday, Nov. 27, concerning the
economic council and how they
reach throughout the community
through their members and what
they do in the community.
According to Ms. Short, the
economic council was formed
in 1989 by 13 business leaders.
Today the economic council
consists of approximately 50
business leaders with a board
that is made up of 13 elected
members.
The economic council strives
to implement change, affecting
consistent growth and maintain-
ing good economic practices in
the community. They are a non-
profit, non-governmental and
non-partisan organization which
strives to promote sound and ju-
dicious growth in Okeechobee.
Their membership meets once
every month where they hear
from speakers who give them
additional knowledge on key is-
sues that are going on within
the community. The board also
meets once every month.
Within the membership are
various committees that deal
with the issues more in depth
and report back to the board.
The committees could be seen
as the micro-management of the
council which brings back their
information to the board to mac-
ro-manage.
The economic council is in-
volved with many issues con-
cerning Lake Okeechobee
through efforts with the South
Florida Water Management, De-
partment of Environmental Pro-
tection, the Lake Okeechobee
Water Resource Advisory Com-
mittee (Lake 0 WRAC) and the
Florida Wildlife Commission
(FWC). They are involved with
every aspect of the various areas
that affect this issue by having
members on committees and
boards throughout the line of
command. They frequently have
speakers from these groups such
as Don Fox from FWC and SF-
WMD personnel as well.
By educating their member-
ship and their board from the
experts on the issues they strive
to be a positive influence on


Water
Continued From Page 1
north as well as identifying water
storage north of the lake.
Dr. Paul Gray of the Audubon
Society called the plan "a fairly
good thing." He said the plan has
determined that it is going it will


Break-ins
Continued From Page 1
ing Pine areas. All of the daring
break-ins have been done during
the daylight hours and while no
one is home.
"They've taken everything
from firearms to electronics to
jewelry," said Capt. LaFlam. "It's
not like they're going in for one
particular thing."
In the last two weeks he said
he has assigned at least five day-
time burglaries in these areas to
OCSO detectives. He said three
were reported on Tuesday, Nov.
20, and another on Monday, Nov.
26. The latest reported burglary
was Tuesday, Nov. 27. These have


Plan
Continued From Page 1
Street, directly south of Oakview
Baptist Church and west of Semi-
nole Cove, Ousley Estates and
Palm Village Ranch is a project of
Okeechobee Development, LLC,
property owner, and William Har-
vey, applicant. The 88-acre site is
scheduled to be developed in
three phases. Plans call for a 9,000
square foot clubhouse which can


Program
Continued From Page 1
used successfully in other states.
However it is new to Florida.
Kentucky has had this pro-
gram state wide for 12 years. In
that state, participating employers
prefer credentialed candidates.
Mrs. Sneed claimed the pro-
gram reduces employee turnover
and increases productivity.
"There are two very important
components to the program," ac-
cording to Caryn Bareau of the
Workforce Development Board,
"assessment and job profiling."
Assessment determines the
skill level of job candidates and
employees.
Job profiling describes specific


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Economic Council Executive Director Audrey Short (right) spoke to Rotarians including pres-
ident Terry Burroughs (left) at the weekly Rotary luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 27.


promoting the best solutions to
problems with the health of the
lake and its affect on Okeechobee
as a whole.
The economic council is also
very involved in the planning
processes at both the city and
county levels. They currently
have members of their council
who serve on the various boards.
This allows them to extend their
collaborative views into the ar-
eas in order to promote proper
growth in Okeechobee.
This includes beautification
of the city through involvement
in Code Enforcement Board and
policy making in the planning
level. Recently the City Planning
Board has been creating the city's
new sign ordinance and has re-
cently completed the planned
unit development ordinance.
The council has also encour-
aged enforcement of the nui-
sance ordinance in the county
which would give property own-
ers 48 hours to clean up graffiti
from their property or be cited by
code enforcement.
There is also a branch of the


take three or four times as much
area for water storage north of
the lake as originally predicted.
He added that the increased wa-
ter storage areas north of the lake
would eliminate many of the
harmful freshwater discharges to
the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee
rivers. This plan should make en-
vironmentalists -- who have com-


all been assigned to OCSO detec-
tives.
Capt..LaFlam said OCSO detec-
tives Rick Durfee and Ted Van De-
mtan were working on the case.
In one burglary six rifles and
one handgun were taken. In an-
other, a laptop computer and
jewelry was stolen by the brazen
thiefs.
"And, it's not Christmas pres-
ents -- it's other property," he
said.
He went on to say that, to his
knowledge, all of the homes were
locked.
He said Wednesday his de-
tectives were going door to door
and hoping to find someone who
could shed some light on the bur-
glaries.
"We want to see who is home


be utilized as a hurricane shelter.
Other amenities planned include
shuffleboard, tennis, bocce and
horseshoe courts, a swimming
pool, a Jacuzzi spa, fitness center,
billiards room, library, and a pri-
vate lounge for owners The main
entrance would be from U. S.
441 S. with a turn lane to be con-
structed on Florida Department of
Transportation right of way.
Turning to another item on
their short agenda, the board rec-
ommended that the Okeechobee


skills and skill levels needed for
a particular job. Job profiling is
done on two levels. Nationwide,
skill levels are determined for a
particular occupation. However,
a local employer may request a
profile tailored to his particular
business. Currently individual
business profiles are free, but in
the future there may be a charge
for these profiles.
The program is available on
line and there is no charge for cre-
dential testing. The tests, which
are designed to measure ability to
perform on the job, can be used
to identify and improve skill levels
of students as well as skill levels
of employees.
There are three levels of cre-
dential. The bronze level denotes


economic council which ex-
tends to the Okeechobee County
School Board, of whose meet-
ings Ms. Short also attends along
with the extensive amounts of
other government meetings.
The council stays informed on
school concurrency and the state
mandated concurrency issues
which have to be in compliance
by July, 2008, which mandate
the school board's responsibility
to provide a place in the public
school system for all children
who move into the area. This es-
pecially revolves around new de-
velopments and the new impact
fees that are now being assessed
in order to accomplish this goal.
The economic council also
extends into -the Okeechobee
Utility Authority which is current-
ly in the process of planning their
wastewater expansion which
cost approximately $22 million.
They were recently able to utilize
a state revolving fund which will
be providing $10 million of that
amount at only a 2.2 percent in-
terest rate. According to Ms. Short
this will save the county $30 mil-'


plained about discharges to the
estuaries -- very happy, he said.
Not only would harmful ex-
treme releases to the estuaries be
cut in half, Dr. Gray added that the
increased water storage would
also result in a more stable water
supply and reduce water short-
ages in times of drought.
Initial measures outlined by


today," said Capt. LaFlam.
On the plus side, no one has
been home when the break-ins
have occurred. He said it's always
feared that someone will be in the
home when the burglars enter
and then get hurt in a confronta-
tion.
Capt. LaFlam went on to say
that he and his detectives are try-
ing to establish some sort of pat-
tern, but so far nothing definite
has been determined. The only
thing they have established so
far is that the break-ins are being
committed during the day and
during the week when people are
at work.
"We're working on a time
frame -- if 'any particular day is
better than another," he said. "We
also have some forensic evidence


County Board of County Com-
missioners grant the zoning
change request of Carol Pol-
lack and Elsie Judge. They have
requested a change in zoning
from commercial and agricul-
ture to the heavy commercial
for property on U. S. 441 S.E.
Before commissioners make
a decision,' they will hold a sec-
ond public hearing on this zon-
ing change request on Thursday,
Dec. 13 at 9 a.m.
Contingent on that request


the minimum score of three on
all three tests. It signifies that the
student/jobseeker has skills for 35
percent of today's jobs. The next
level, silver, indicates a minimum
of four on all three tests. A per-
son with a silver level credential
has skills for 65 percent of today's
jobs. The person with a gold cre-
dential has scored at least five on
all three tests and has skills for
90 percent of today's jobs. These
scores are not related to grade
levels.
The program is used by de-
fense contractor Northrop Grum-
man, The company uses the pro-
gram to cross train their 19,000
employees to prevent layoffs.
Dow Chemical, a world wide
leader in science and technology


lion over the next 30 years,
The council will also be reach-
ing their suggestions and requests
to the Florida Legislation through
the upcoming Okeechobee Coun-
ty Legislative. Delegation which
will be held on Wednesday, Dec.
5.
Through Ms. Short the eco-
nomic council keeps its pulse
many issues both big and small
that are being dealt with by the
community leaders. She attends
all county commission, city
council, city and county plan-
ning board, school board, code
enforcement, Okeechobee Utility
Authority meetings and any work-
shops that the economic council
membership is concerned with.
Ms. Short and the economic
council branch themselves into
the community in order to main-
tain a constant watch on upcom-
ing issues and how they can
positively veer Okeechobee in the
right direction.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar may be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


the technical plan call for an ad-
ditional investment of up to $450
million beyond the state's 50 per-
cent cost-share for land acquisi-
tion and construction projects as
part of the Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Program.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
cor. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


we're analyzing now to see if it
has any significant value."
At this time, he continued, it's
not known if the burglaries are
being committed by someone
from out of town, of if they live in
Okeechobee County.
"We have no one in particu-
lar," he added..
Capt. LaFlam siad all hom-
eowners should make sure their
homes are secured, and ask
neighbors who happen to be
home to watch your home. Then,
if they see anything suspicious
they should contact the sheriff's
office
If anyone sees something sus-
picious or has any information on
the burglaries, they are asked to
contact the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office at (863) 763-3117.


being granted, the board ap-
proved the same applicants'
request for a special exception
to allow a warehouse or storage
activity in a heavy commercial
zoning district. They desire the
special exception in order to al-
low for retail sales and storage
of RVs and boats on the prop-
erty.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com


with 43,000 employees, also uses
the program.
"They had a 40 percent re-
duction in employee turnover,"
said Ms. Barbeau. "The result is
a higher caliber employee," she
added. "It helps you find and keep
the right workers."
There are currently 136 stu-
dents at Okeechobee High School
enrolled in the program. About 85
percent of those will be graduat-
ing and joining the work force
this spring.
Employers interested in the
program should call the Indian
River Community College Assess-
ment Center at (772) 462-7585.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Pete Gawda may be
reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


News Briefs

Toy drive set for Dec. 1
The Old Men Riders are sponsoring a Toy Drive for Big Lake
Missions Outreach by having a 125 mile bike ride around the lake
on Dec. 1. They are asking businesses, churches and individuals
to sponsor each participating bike. All bikes are welcome. The
money raised will go to Big Lake Missions Outreach. They will
meet in the movie theatre parking lot at 8 a.m. For information
call Gene Rodenberry at (863) 610-1841 or Big Lake Missions
Outreach at (863) 763-5725.

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 6 pm 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 824-2702.

Local court cases now online
Sharon Robertson, Okeechobee County clerk of circuit
court, has announced that the clerk's office web site now offers
Okeechobee County court cases on line.
The information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. The site provides the ability to perform a person or case
search in a variety of ways. Visit www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us
for the index and progress dockets of Okeechobee County public
record court cases.
Questions should be directed to Sharon Robertson at www.
clerk@clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us.

VFW sponsors Operation Shoebox
Big Lake VFW, Post #10539 is looking for all family members
-- sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers or mothers -- of those
serving in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan or the Persian Gulf. The Post is
sponsoring Operation Shoebox and would like to send packages
to active military personnel from Okeechobee. Please call (863)
697-2930, or e-mail Cheryl@oacenterprises.com.

Today's Weather


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Okeechobee Forecast
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of afternoon
showers. The high will be in the lower 80s. The wind will be from
the southwest around 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the after-
noon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Areas of fog after midnight. The
low will be around 60. The wind will be from the east around 5 mph
in the evening becoming light.

Extended Forecast

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


Lotteries
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Vehicle stop sticks a useful law enforcement tool


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Although stop sticks are a use-
ful tool utilized by law enforce-
ment to stop a fleeing vehicle the
equipment was actually involved
*in the death of two deputies from
the Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office (PBSO) early Wednesday.
"What happened last night
was a tragic accident," said
'Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul
May Wednesday afternoon.
Sheriff May said he was on
the phone to Palm Beach County
Sheriff Ric Bradshaw shortly after
5 a.m. Wednesday to offer is de-
partment's help and resources.
The two deputies were killed
as they tried to remove their stop
sticks from S.R. 715 near Pahokee.
As deputies Donta Manuel, 33,
and Jonathan Wallace, 23, were
on the dark two-lane highway at
1:45 a.m. they were struck by a
PBSO K-9 officer's sports utility
vehicle. Both were killed instantly,
stated Sheriff Bradshaw.
The strips had been deployed
in an effort to stop a stolen ve-
hicle. The pursuit had begun in
Belle Glade.
Locally, stop strips have been


used for many years, said OCSO
Lieutenant Billy Markham.
"We've used them for quite
some time," he said. "We've been
using them since the mid- to late-
'90s."
Normally, he said, the strips
come equipped with a lanyard
that can be used to pull the 9-foot
long strip from the road. For some
reason, stated a story from The
Associated Press, the strips used
by the PBSO deputies did not
have the lanyards exposed.
Some strips, he added, are 12
feet in length.
Lt. Markham said the strip
comes in 3-foot sections that at-
tach together. They are stored in a
sheath. To deploy them, one takes
them from the sheath and throws
the strips onto the roadway. One
strip, he said, will cover one lane
of roadway.
The strip also has a pop-off
cap by which the lanyard can be
pulled out.
The strips consist of tubes that
are topped with a metal tip. When
a vehicle runs over the strip, the
tip comes off the tube and is
embedded into the tire. The tip
will then cause the tire to deflate
slowly so that the driver does not


lose control of the vehicle.
The tube, said Lt. Markham,
"looks like a metal straw."
According to the Okeechobee
City Police Department they, too,
use the stop strips. Each sergeant
carries a set in their vehicle. There
are four sergeants on the depart-
ment.
For the OCSO, Lt. Markham
said they have 14 sets in use but
not all deputies have them. He
added that each deputy is re-
quired to take a class on how to
use the strips.
And even though they have the
strips, both departments state that
they are used infrequently.
"We don't have that many pur-
suits," explained Lt. Markham.
So, when should an officer
pursue a suspect?
According to Sheriff May, a
pursuit is normally avoided unless
it is a case of a violent felony. For
the city, there procedures outline,
a variety of conditions that must
be considered before an officer
can become involved in a chase.
In short the city's procedure
states that a chase may be initi-
ated when "... the necessity of
immediate apprehension of a
suspect outweighs the level of


Arrest Report


The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police De-
.partment (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flor-
ida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
* Robert Wedin, 43, N.W 32nd
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Nov. 21 by Deputy Donna H.
Lee on a charge of grand theft.
His bond was set at $2,500.
* Robert Stanley Reichert,
61, S.E. Eighth St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 21 by Deputy
P. Massung on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with fraudulently obtaining a du-
plicate prescription (11 counts).
His bond was set at $27,500.
* Mary Burdick Hamilton, 37,
N.E. Ninth Lane, Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 21 by Deputy
Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her
with grand theft. Her bond was
set at $2,500. - .-
* Jonathon Troy Robinson,
26, N.E. Third St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 21 by Deputy
Paul Jackson on a felony charge
of driving while license sus-
pended - habitual offender, and
a misdemeanor charge of resist-
ing arrest without violence. His
bond was set at $5,500.
* Kelly Elkins, 32, Warbler
Ave., Zephyrhills, was arrested
Nov. 21 by Deputy G. Popovich
on an Okeechobee County war-
-rant charging her with violation
of probation - possession of a


controlled substance, violation
of probation - introduction of
contraband into a detention
facility and violation of proba-
tion - possession of a controlled
substance. She is being held
without bond.
* Monique DeLoach, 54, S.W.
First- Drive, Chiefland, was ar-
rested Nov. 22 by Deputy Harold
Hancock on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her
with violation of probation -
worthless checks (three counts)
and violation of probation
- worthless checks over $150
(two counts). She is being held
without bond.
* Gijon Alfredo, 31, was ,ar-
rested Nov. 22 by FWC Officer
Jason Godwin on charges of
driving under the influence and
no valid driver's license. His
bond was set at $1,500.
* Christopher Louis Rossi, 45,
S.E. Second St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 22 by the
OCPD on a charge of felony bat-
tery (domestic). His bond was
set at $10,000.
* Edward Raymond .Thom-
as,-, .22,- .,N.W..- 16?"' -Court,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov.
23 by Officer Russ Cale on a
charge of aggravated battery
causing great bodily harm. His
bond was set at $10,000.
* Juan M. Orduna, 28,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov.
23 by Deputy Corporal Chris
Hans on charges of driving un-
der the influence, no valid driv-
er's license and refusal to sub-
mit to a blood alcohol level test.
His bond was set at $1,500.
* Benito Jose Felipe, N.W.
46th Terrace, Okeechobee, was


arrested Nov. 24 by Deputy Mark
Margerum on a charge of aggra-
vated assault. His bond was set
at $100,000.
* Felipe Perez Moreno, 23,
Biddle Road, Dover, N.C., was
arrested Nov. 24 by Deputy Cpl.
Chris Hans on charges of pos-
session of similitude of a driv-
er's license and no valid driver's
license. His bond was set at
$2,500.
* Randy Edward Ammons,
45, S.E. 25th St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 26 by Deputy
Corporal Aric Majere on a war-
rant charging him with utter-
ing a forged instrument and
grand theft. His bond was set at
$5,000.
* Guillermo Najera, 44, S.W
Second St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 26 by Deputy Cpl.
Chris Hans on charges of driving
under the influence and expired
driver's license more than four
months. His bond was set at
$1,250.
* David Glenn Chipman,
50, S.E. 40th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Nov. 27 by Deputy
Corporal Randy Thomas on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of
probation - purchase of co-
caine. He is being held without
bond.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to in-
form this newspaper. The infor-
mation will be confirmed and
printed.


danger to the community."
Wednesday morning's pursuit
between Belle Glade and Paho-
kee was started because the dep-
uties were trying to stop a vehicle
that had been reported stolen.
Although that in and of itself may
not reach the level of a violent
felony category, Sheriff May said
given the current situations in that
area the pursuit was justified.
He said law enforcement in
that area has been working a


number of car thefts that were
then involved in drive-by shoot-
ings.
"In that situation, we would
have pursued," said Sheriff May.
He added that the on-duty su-
pervisor would have the authority
to suspend the chase if it became
dangerous to the public. The
city's procedure is similar.
As of Wednesday afternoon,
Ernie Kirk Daley, 19, was arrested
and identified as one of the sus-


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ble suspects that fled into nearby
sugarcane fields when the tires
on the car deflated was continu-
ing as of newspaper deadline.
The PBSO K-9 deputy had not
been identified as of late Wednes-
day. He was said to be in a hospi-
tal with head injuries and a bro-
ken arm. The PBSO K-9 was not
injured in the crash that ended
when the SUV ran into a canal
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Deputies killed



by police vehicle


By Brian Skoloff
,Associated Press Writer
PAHOKEE (AP) _-- Two Palm
Beach County sheriff's deputies
who had tried to stop a stolen ve-
hicle on a rural road in the Ever-
glades were killed when they were
struck by a fellow deputy's patrol
car early Wednesday. The driver of
the patrol car was injured, authori-
ties said.
Scores of officers combed the
region looking for two suspects in
the car theft. Sheriff Ric Bradshaw
later said they had one in custody.
The deputies had put spikes on
a road that punctured the stolen
car's tires. But when they ran to
take the spikes off the road they
were struck at about 1:45 a.m. by
a canine patrol vehicle that was
pursuing the car thieves, Brad-
shaw said.
"They probably did not esti-
mate the K-9 was coming at the
speed that it was," Bradshaw said
at a news conference. "You're talk-
ing about a road that is absolutely
pitch black."
t The stolen car stopped near
the scene after its tires were punc-
tured. The suspects then fled into
sugarcane fields near Pahokee.
The patrol car that struck the dep-
uties slid into a canal.
"Everybody involved in this was
doing their job. They were doing it
the right way but this is a danger-
ous job," Bradshaw said,, adding
that the two deputies were killed
"instantaneously."
At least 75 officers and several
canine units converged on the
area and spent five hours comb-
ing the fields. That focused search
ended as detectives pursued other
leads.


Police later arrested Ernie Kirk
Daley Jr., 19, of Pahokee, and iden-
tified him as the driver. Authorities
tracked him down with help from
the community and arrested him
without a struggle, Bradshaw
said.
"This is a very tight-knit com-
munity. They love these deputies,"
he said.
Daley was charged with one
count of grand theft, one count of
fleeing and eluding causing death,
and two counts of aggravated man-
slaughter of a law enforcement of-
ficer by culpable negligence, said
sheriff's spokesman Paul Miller.
Authorities were still trying to
determine the identity of the re-
maining suspect.
The chase began after a Belle
Glade resident called police to re-
port that a neighbor's car was be-
ing stolen. Deputies who respond-
ed saw the car and pursued it.
The sheriff identified the dead
officers as 13-year veteran Donta
Manuel, 33, and Jonathan Wal-
lace, 23, who had been with the
sheriff's office for 1 '/2 years.
The driver of the patrol car that
hit them, Gregorio Fernandez, 39,
was being treated for a concussion
and a broken arm and was in fair
condition, Bradshaw said. His po-
lice dog was uninjured. A trainee
in the car, Usbaldo Lara Jr., 23,
was treated for minor injuries and,
released.
Wallace had been shot on duty
in August, but was saved by his
bulletproof vest. He was engaged
to be married soon and had been
looking for a house to buy with his
fiancee, said Pahokee Mayor J.P.
Sasser. He always wanted to be a
police officer, Sasser said.


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GREENHOUSE EFFECT: I saw the comment about the Christmas
trees how cutting them down contributes to the Greenhouse Effect.
I would assume it makes a difference whether or not the trees come
from a tree farm. If they come from a tree farm, I am pretty sure the
farmer replants trees as they are being cut so he always has more trees
growing to cut in future years. So that should not affect the green-
house gases. So I think what you should find out is where the trees
came from. If someone just went into the woods and cut them down,
that might be bad. But if they are coming from a tree farm, I don't see
the harm to the environment. Editor's note: The charity Christ-
mas tree sales in downtown Okeechobee buy their trees from
tree farms.

RV RULES: I am a concerned neighbor and have called in once be-
fore about my neighbors starting an RV park in their back yard. There
are rules in the handbook for the Homeowners' Association that you
cannot have homes or these metal buildings in your backyard. Then
you get to driving down S.W 67th Drive and you find metal buildings
and mobile homes in about every one of them. Editor's note: The
county code office enforces county ordinances. If you wish to
make a complaint about a code violation, the code compli-
ance office may be reached at 763-5548. However, county of-
ficials do not enforce the rules of homeowners' associations.
Homeowners' associations sometimes have rules that are
stricter than the county code. If someone violates the hom-
eowners' association rules, it is up to the board of directors
for association to enforce them. If necessary, the association
can take the resident to court. If the offending property own-
er is a member of your homeowners' association, you can
make a complaint to that board.

PHOTOS: I do not know why you continue to print pictures from
your archives because I have called in twice and identified Fran Thom-
as sitting in the wheel chair and you've never printed anything either
time. They were very important with Martha's House and the mission
that was started there, Park Street Missions. Editor's note: Sorry
for the confusion. The idea of the Photos from the Archives
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APPEARANCES: Regarding the county commission, there is a
problem with the APPEARANCE of impropriety. It's fine if they all
agree, but the lack of a public discussion about the subject coupled
with the quick agreement and refusal of one commissioner to discuss
his reasoning with another commissioner could be viewed as shady.
If they all agreed, they should have had no problem with taking 30
seconds each to state why they agreed when the question arose from
one ofJhe dissenting commissioners. That wasn't done.

WHERE IS IT: In today's paper (Nov. 28) in the article about the
CDD it mentioned the location in question for the Northshore Village
as... North of S.R. 70E extending from the Okeechobee city limits to
the L-63 Canal. They hope to provide 813 single family homes, 192
multi-family apartments and 16 acres of commercial development
and recreational and/or open space. My question is where is this loca-
tioh? Is that the canal by the old Elks club? Editor's note: The 1-63
Canal is commonly known as the Nubbin Slough canal. You
are correct that this property is across the street from the old
Elks club.

CURFEW: Curfews only work when the community gets behind
them. I think Okeechobee could make it work here. I wonder if the
area designated for holding minors at the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Department is large enough to contain the minors picked up after
curfew until their folks or an appointed adult comes to claim them? I
am curious would we have increased deputies on patrol in and out of
the city limits for this. Okeechobee is a growing small city there could
be new positions available for Officers assigned to this task force?

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Charity donations
In answer to the person who
wrote about money collected in
the cause of a charity and then
no one thanking the contributors
by telling how much was col-
lected and/or how much actually
went to the charity for which the
money was collected. I would
like to answer on behalf of the


Okeechobee Shrine Club.
The Okeechobee Shrine Club
collected money for the Crippled
Children's Hospital and for the
Transportation Fund which takes
the children to and from the hos-
pitals.
This collection is called the
Shriners Paper Drive. The to-
tal amount collected here in


Courtesy photo/Florida Archives

Looking back ...
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Florida Flood Control District on Lake Okeechobee. The
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Upcoming Events

Thursday
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.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census,. IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until, 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863)
357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at (863)
763-4920, for information.
Cowboys. for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave: For information,, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257:.
Martha's House Inc. will hold.weekly support groups'for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean
Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second
Language classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group ev-
ery Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides
an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Basic Text
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.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at,(863) 801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 2303 Par-
rott Ave., The Lake Shops Suite K. For information, call (863) 634-4780
or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800)
932-8677.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200'
N.W Third St. This will be an open speaker meeting.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terr., holds meetings for
persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call (863) 357-3053.


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While cleaning out the old photography darkroom at the
Okeechobee News office, staffers came across a num-
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Okeechobee was $1338. The
Okeechobee Shrine Club hand
delivered a check for $1,338 to
the Shriner's Amara Temple to be
combined with the monies col-
lected at other places in Florida. If
our club has any costs related to
these collections we will pay for
it out of our club funds. I would
like to give a big thank you to ev-


eryone who gave to this worthy
cause for those who need our
help. I would also like to thank
Governor Crist for signing the "Iris
Roberts Act" that allows Shriner's
to continue their "Paper Drives."
This act overrides any local or
state law that prohibits collecting'
money for crippled children.
Okeechobee Shrine Club


Community Events

SFWMD offers speakers bureau
The South Florida Water Management District Okeechobee Service
Center staff members are available to meet with groups about water
resources and environmental restoration projects in the Okeechobee,
Glades and Highland County service area. Technical experts, scientists
and other specialists can tailor a presentation to meet specific needs
or answer questions regarding many water-related topics. This service
is free and available by contacting Victoria Nowlan at (863) 462-5260
or 800-250-4200, ext. 3045, or by e-mail at vnowlan@sfwmd.gov. For
more information, visit www.sfwmd.gov or call the Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at (800) 250-4200.

Huckabee supporters to meet
Mike Huckabee supporters are meeting as a local group. Go to
www.meetup.com and find our local group to join and be a part of it.
For more information, call (863) 634-3525 or (863) 801-1414.

Cornerstone Church hosts parent's day out
Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387 U.S. 441 N., is offering a par-
ent's day out for children 3 years and older on Saturday, Dec. 1. Drop
off your children for food, fun, crafts and games from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. Return at 3 p.m. for a presentation of music and drama until 4
p.m. presented by the children. For more information, contact Tom or
Stacy at (863) 763-5675.

Carrie Sue Ayvar will be at Library
Carrie Sue Ayvar, Storyteller and Chautauqua Scholar, will portray,
"Doc Anner: Petticoat Doctor of the Everglades, 1876-1959" at the
Okeechobee County Library on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. This program
is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and is free and open
to the public. The Okeechobee Historical Society will provide old-fash-
ioned refreshments following the program.

Toy drive benefits Big Lake Missions Outreach
The Old Men Riders are sponsoring a Toy Drive for Big Lake Mis-
sions Outreach by having a 125 mile bike ride around the lake on Dec.
1, and are asking businesses, churches and individuals to sponsor each
participating bike. All bikes are welcome. The money raised will go to
Big Lake Missions Outreach. The group will meet in the movie theatre
parking lot at 8 a.m. For information, call Gene Rodenberry at (863)
610-1841 or Big Lake Missions Outreach at (863) 763-5725.

Hospice plans yard sale
Hospice will have a special week-long yard sale until Friday, Nov.
30, from 9 a.m. until noon. In addition, you will have the opportu-
nity to view the beautiful Christmas trees that are part of the Festival
of Trees. Admission to the Festival of Trees is free. The yard sale will
be held outdoors near the Blue Volunteer Building next to Hospice
of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, contact Cathy at
(863) 467-232 por i 86") 619-- 1995.

Coffee Klatch scheduled
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch is planned
for Nov. 29 at 8 a.m. at Soaps & Scents, 118 S.E. Park St. (across from
the Chamber of Commerce). Refreshments will be provided. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-2368.

Library book club meets
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet at 7 p.m.
in the Library Board room on the following dates to discuss the title for
the month. This meeting is open and free to the public. Meetings and
topics are as follows: Thursday, Nov. 29, "The Glass Castle, by Jeanette
Wall," and Thursday, Dec. 20, "The Hummingbird's Daughter," by
Luis Alberto Urrea. The group will meet at 6:30 for our annual Christ-
mas tea with the discussion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, "Mademoi-
selle Benoir," by Christine Conrad. For information call Jan Fehrman at
(863) 357-9980.

4-H plans yard sale
The Okeechobee 4-H County Council will be holding a fundraiser
yard sale on Saturday, Dec 1. The yard sale will be in the parking lot of
Mims Veterinary Hospital at 275 S.W 32nd St., Okeechobee. The sale
will run from 8 a.m. until noon.

Church presents Christmas musical
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd St., Choirs present a Christ-
mas musical "Through the Eyes of a Child" Sunday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m.
Everyone is welcome. For more information call (863) 763-1699.

1 t11h annual fashion show and luncheon
Tickets are now available for the 11th Annual Fashion Show and
Luncheon sponsored by Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, 'Order of the
Eastern Star. The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at the KOA Resort.
The event features a delicious luncheon and our spectacular Tea Cup
Auction with an abundance of beautiful gifts and gift baskets to be
won. The doors will open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:45
a.m. Tickets are $10 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door. This
is the holiday event of the season you won't want to miss so reserve
your ticket by calling our Ticket Chairman, Dolores Anchors at (863)
467-1392 or any member of Okeechobee Chapter No. 128.

Free Parenting classes offered
Free parenting classes are held every Monday from 7 p.m. until 8
p.m. at New Endeavor High School. Classes include topics about chil-
dren from birth to teens. For more information or to have an interpret-
er available call Lori Jaquith at (863) 697-6320 or (863) 462-5000 ext.
282.

Healthy Start meeting slated
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 11:30 a.m. as part of the board work-
shop/meeting. For information, call executive director Kay Begin at
(863) 462-5877.

Church holds cookie sale
The Okeechobee Presbyterian church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will hold
its annual Christmas cookie sale on Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the
fellowship Hall. For more information contact Anne Brough (863) 763-
4228 or Betsy Cheney (863) 357-0465.

VFW sponsors Operation Shoebox
Big Lake VFW, Post #10539 is looking for all family members --
sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers or mothers -- of those serving
in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan or the Persian Gulf. The Post is sponsoring
Operation Shoebox and would like to send packages to active mili-
tary personnel from Okeechobee. Please call (863) 697-2930, or e-mail
Cheryl@oacenterprises.com.


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OPINION






Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 29, 2007 5


At the Movies Blondie


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 23,
through Thursday, Nov. 29, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Enchanted" (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 - "Mr. Magorium's
Wonder Emporium" (G) Show-
times: 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.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.

Today

in History


Garfield


By The Associated Press o t
Today is Thursday, Nov. 29, the AROUL
333rd day of 2007. There are 32
days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
tory:
On Nov. 29, 1963, President
Johnson named a commission
headed by Chief Justice Earl War-
ren to investigate the assassina-
tion of President Kennedy.
On this date:
In 1530, Cardinal Thomas Wol-
sey, one-time adviser to England's
King Henry VIII, died.
In 1864, a Colorado militia Beetle B
killed at least 150 peaceful Chey-
enne Indians in the Sand Creek r 1ON'
Massacre. SARGE
In 1924, Italian composer Gia- ON H
como Puccini died in Brussels be-
fore he could complete his opera
"Turandot." (It was finished by
Franco Alfano.)
In 1947, the U.N. General As-
sembly passed a resolution calling
for the partitioning of the British-
mandated territory of Palestine
between Arabs and Jews.
In 1961, Enos the chimp was
launched from Cape Canav-
eral aboard the Mercury-Atlas V Cathy
spacecraft, which orbited Earth
twice before returning. NO EDIums.
J In 1967, Secretary of Defense
Robert S. McNamara announced
he was leaving the Johnson ad-
ministration to become president 0I
of the World Bank.
In 1981, actress Natalie Wood
drowned in a boating accident
off Santa Catalina Island, Calif., at
age 43. 3
In 1986, actor Cary Grant died
in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82.
In 1987, a Korean Air jetliner
disappeared off Burma, with the
-. loss of all 115 people aboard; Peanuts
South Korean authorities charged
North Korean agents had planted
a bomb aboard the aircraft. ASK. Y0
In 2001, George Harrison, the HE WANT
"quiet Beatle," died in Los Ange- OUT ANI
les following a battle with cancer; "
he was 58.
Ten years ago: Former De-
troit Mayor Coleman A. Young,
the city's first black mayor who
held office for an unprecedented
five terms, died at age 79.
Five years ago: The White
House quietly announced that
federal workers would get a
smaller pay raise the following Pickles
month because President Bush
was freezing part of the increase, INO
citing the fight against terrorism. o rwQ
Celebrity publicist Lizzie Grub- ANYONE'
man left the Suffolk County, N.Y, A s1713
jail after serving 37 days of a 60-
day sentence for backing her
sport utility vehicle into a crowd
outside a trendy Hamptons night-
club and fleeing.
Today's Birthdays: Hall-of-
Fame sportscaster Vin Scully is
80. Blues singer-musician John
Mayall is 74. Composer-musician
Chuck Mangione is 67. Country
singer Jody Miller is 66. Actress Di-
ane Ladd is 64. Pop singer-musi-
cian Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals) The
is 63. Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee
is 61. Comedian Garry Shandling By Euger
is 58. Movie director Joel Coen is
53. Actor-comedian-game show *ARIES (
host Howie Mandel is 52. Actress today. Seek
Cathy Moriarty is 47. Actress Kim or even-win n
Delaney is 46. Actor Tom Size- and, as long
more is 46. Actor Andrew Mc- new things, y
Carthy is 45. Actor Don Cheadle ing time.
is 43. Actor-producer Neill Barry *TAURUS
is 42. Musician Wallis Buchanan next. If some
(Jamiroquai) is 42. Pop singer act or asked
Jonathan Knight (New Kids on consider doll
the Block) is 39. Rock musician room to give
Martin Carr (Boo Radleys) is 39. -GEMINI
Actor Larry Joe Campbell is 37. be afraid to t
Actress Gena Lee Nolin is 36. Ac- cially where
- Think outside
tor Brian Baumgartner is 35. Ac- in a winning s
tress Anna Faris is 31. Actor Julian will attract a Ic
Ovenden is 31. Rapper The Game ally and person
is 28. Rock musician Ringo Garza *CANCEI
is 26. Actor Lucas Black is 25. Someone yc
Thought for Today: "A con- through a mu
ference is a meeting to decide and you will e
where the next meeting will take forward instead
place." - Anonymous, place.


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*DEAR ABBY: I have been
S reading the letters you print about
acts of kindness and want to
tell you what happened to me.
Three years ago, when I was eight
months pregnant with my first
child, I was driving to the Univer-
sity of Houston's gift shop when a
tire on my car blew out.
It was a hot Saturday afternoon,
and the campus was nearly desert-'
ed. No one at the gift shop would
help me out, so I made it to a gas
station on the edge of campus. It
was located in an area of town
to which many people wouldn't
* travel alone.
As soon as I pulled in, a man
came to my window, banged on
it, and began shouting at me. Four
other men who had been washing
windshields for spare change im-,
mediately surrounded my car and
shooed the first man away. I was
nervous, but I got out, and they let
- me through.
The gas station attendant re-
fused to come out to help me. I
tried calling my husband for help,
but my cell phone wasn't working.
The same four men assessed the
situation and offered to help me fill
my tire, but the tire was too dam-
aged. They asked me for my spare,
but because the car was new I had
no idea where it was located. Well,
they found the spare and had my
tire fixed in no time.
ze While they were working, two
of the men told me about their
lives, their grandkids, etc. I felt hor-
rible for having prejudged them
- simply because the neighborhood
they lived in wasn't as affluent as
my own. Not one of them would
accept my offer of money. I am
grateful that God sent me four un-
likely guardian angels that day. -
Michelle, League City, Texas
DEAR MICHELLE: Thank
you for pointing out that although
the crime rate may be higher in
lower income neighborhoods, liv-
ing in one does not make anyone
a criminal. We live in an increas-
ingly diverse society today, racially,


ethnically and economically. To
automatically stereotype people
because of how they look, their re-
gional (or foreign) accent, the way
they dress or where they live is not
only a mistake, it is also a sign of
ignorance.

*DEAR ABBY: I'm only 16, but
I want to ask my parents if I could
start seeing a therapist. I feel like
therapy would be a step forward
in relieving the stress that depres-
sion has been causing me.
My problem is approaching my
parents about it. I have been de-
pressed for months, but admitting
it to them would be embarrassing.
I'm afraid their reaction will be
anything but understanding. Mon-
ey is an issue. We're not the richest
family, and my parents are saving
all the money they can to put me
and my siblings through college.
I feel that therapy would be a
worthwhile investment for me
and my future, but I'm wondering
how I can convince my parents.
Any ideas on how to tackle this?
- Searching For A Shrink,
Portland, Maine
DEAR SEARCHING: Because
you have been suffering from de-
pression that has lasted more than
a few weeks, you should be seen
by someone who can evaluate
you. I'm sorry you feel reluctant to
discuss this with your parents be-
cause depression can run in fami-
lies - and they might not be as
surprised to hear it as you think.
However, because you're
afraid their reaction will be nega-
tive, please discuss this with your
teacher .or a school counselor
who can intercede with your par-
ents and see that you meet at least
once with a psychotherapist.
Editor's note: Dear Abby is
written by Abigail Van Buren, also
known as Jeanne Phillips, and
was founded by her mother, Pau-
line Phillips. Write Dear Abby at
www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box
69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


Close to Home


Last Word in Astrology


nia Last
March 21-April 19): Plan
better still, take off on one
adventure, spend money
money. Love is on the rise
as you stay busy and try
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one has read you the riot
you to pick up the slack,
ng so. There is always
a little more.
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your work is concerned.
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situation. Your uniqueness
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entertaining, someone will object. Be-
ing generous may buy you support or
respect initially but, in the end, it will
cost you way more than you anticipate.
Tone things down.
*VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you
are feeling uncertain about your life,
prepare to make changes. A move
or even rearranging your furniture will
give you a bit of a pick-me-up. Getting
involved with someone new either ro-
mantically or in friendship will open up
doors to life changes.
*LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't
let the little things get to you when you
have so much to look forward to. You
are looked up to and respected by
your friends and family, allowing you to
make a difference to the dynamics of
your world.
*SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A
false impression will lead you astray.
Not everyone or everything is how it
appears. Act fast if you don't want to
be taken advantage of. Believe in your
abilities.


*SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21): Think about your next move be-
fore you actually make it. You may have
a change of heart if you look at things
through someone else's perspective.
Ask a trusted friend or someone with
more experience to help you out.
*CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
With a few quick changes to partner-
ships that you are involved in you can
redirect the outcome of a deal you are
working on. A serious look at a settle-
ment, investment or legal agreement
can save you money in the end.
*AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
Emotional confusion may lead to a
very difficult situation. Ask questions
rather than jumping to conclusions,
especially if it involves money, friend-
ship or love. Don't take sides or believe
everything you hear.
*PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): if
you haven't finished what you've been
asked to do or what you must do in
order to move on, you had better get
motivated and take action. There will
be no making excuses or getting away
with being tardy.
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6 Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 29, 2007


Obituaries


Health and Safety Expo needs sponsors


James L. Leach
James L. Leach, age 58 of
Okeechobee died Nov. 21, 2007
at the VA Hospital in West Palm
Beach. He was educated in the
public schools of Okeechobee
and attended Okeechobee High
School.
He was in-
ducted into the
United States
Armed Forces
on April 14, 1969.
He earned the
National Defense
Service Medal,
Vietnam Cam-I
paign Medal James L.
w/60 Device, Leach
Vietnam Service
Medal w/2 Bronze Service stars
and a Bronze Star Medal Combat
Infantry Badge. He was honorable
discharged on April 13, 1971.
He was a former member of
Saint Stephen AME Church in
Okeechobee, and later joined the
Church of God (now Hope Minis-
try, Inc.) also in Okeechobee. There
he served as a Deacon, Minister,
Evangelist and Youth and Chris-
tian Education Director. He was
also affiliated with United Christian
Church and Ministerial Association
in Cleveland, Tenn., Hope Ministries
in Alva, and was also a member of
New Hope Masonic Lodge #450 in
Okeechobee.
He was employed as a ware-
house manager for a local water
treatment plant and he also worked
at Eckerd Youth Development Cen-
ter in Okeechobee.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Joe and Gladys Leach and
his siblings, Joan Bethel, Mercedes
Leach Johnson, Johnny Leach,
Ronnie Leach, Larry Leach and
Gloria Leach.
He is survived by his wife
of 22 years, Sabrina Leach of
Okeechobee; sons, Godfrey Wing-
field of Okeechobee, Alias Wing-
field of Gainesville, and Xavier
Leach of Okeechobee; daughters,


Dorsena Johnson, Sheila Brad-
ley and Zelda McQueen, all of
Okeechobee, Chandra Wingfield
of Alva, and Lee Ann Leach of West
Palm Beach; brothers, Joe Leach
and Robert Leach of Okeechobee
and Willie Leach of Lakeland;
sisters, Dorothy Davenport of
Cuthbert, Ga., Georgia Caldwell
of Okeechobee, Geraldine White
of Orlando, and Rosia Dobbins of
Okeechobee. In addition, he is sur-
vived by 17 grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday,
Nov. 30 at Hope Ministry, Inc. in
Okeechobee from 4 until 7 p.m.
A Home-going celebration will be
held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m.
at the Church with Bishop Kenneth
E. Williams, officiating.
Burial will follow on Monday,
Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. at the South Flori-
da VA Cemetery in Lake Worth.
Arrangements are by Thorne's
Mortuary, Inc., of Stuart.
A guest book may be signed at
www.thornesmortuary.com.

James Sherman
Walker
James Sherman Walker, age 61
of Okeechobee died Nov. 27, 2007
at Raulerson Hospital. He was born
on June 8,1946 in Lewisburg, Tenn.
He came to Okeechobee from Ten-
nessee in 1964. He was a salesman,
was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed
fishing and football.
He is survived by his wife, Faye
Walker of Okeechobee; daughters,
Deana (Zack) Saleh of Ft. Pierce
and Michelle (Tommy) Woodall
of Okeechobee; brother, Johnny
(Christie) Walker of Merryville,
Tenn.; sisters, Frances (Oscar) Mills
of Merryville, Tenn., and Patricia
Taylor of Grant, N.M.; and seven
children.
Visitation will be from 4 until
7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel. Funeral ser-
vices will follow on Saturday, Dec.
I at 11 a.m. at Bass Okeechobee
Chapel. Interment will follow at


Basinger Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guestbook
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. Second St. Okeechobee.

Hildreth Pat Phelps
Pat Phelps, age 68, of
Okeechobee died Nov. 27, 2007 at
Hospice of Okeechobee's Ham-
rick Home. She was born on April
16, 1939 in Ft. Lauderdale to Ed-
ward and Jeannette (Kicklighter)
Rode. She came to Okeechobee
from Ft. Lauderdale in 1959. She
was a member of. the First Bap-
tist Church of Okeechobee and a
helper for everyone.
She was pre-
ceded in death - - -:.
by her husband, .4
Curtis Phelps
and her daugh- -
ter, Kathy Sim-
mons.
She is sur-
vived by daugh-
ters, Toni War- Hildreth Pat
burton and Phelps
Tammy (Earl)
Thomas both of Okeechobee;
brother, Walter (Coraleen) Rode
of Trenton. In addition, she is sur-
vived by four grandchildren and
eight great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 until
7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel with funeral
services following at 10 a.m. on
Saturday, Dec. 1 at First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee with Pas-
tor Steve McGee officiating. In-
terment will follow at Evergreen
Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest-
book at www.bassokeechobee-
funeralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory,
205 N.E. Second St. Okeechobee.


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Through the joint efforts of
the Okeechobee Health Depart-
ment, Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee, Okeechobee Coun-
ty Fire Rescue and the Children's
Services Council, the Okeechobee
Family Health and Safety Expo'
will be held at the Okeechobee.
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E,
on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m.
The expo will be a fun, edu-
cational day for those who at-
tend, young and old. The event
will have booths aimed at many
different age groups from the
children to senior citizens. The
deadline for vendor/agency regis-
tration is no later than Friday, Nov.
30, but monetary donations are
also needed in order to make this
event a success. Food donations
will also be needed.
There are already 48 booths
confirmed with plenty of space
still available due to the availabil-
ity of over 2 acres under roof. The
event will have many agencies
with various safety and health
centered booths and activities.
Each booth will have a free draw-
ing and give away items on hand.
When you enter the event every-
one will receive a ticket for a free
hotdog, chips and a drink.
Emergency equipment will be
set up such as police and sheriff's
office vehicles, fire trucks, ambu-
lances, a helicopter, and brush
trucks. Forestry's Smokey the
Bear will be in attendance pro-
moting fire safety.
The local schools will be par-
ticipating through the OHS Health
Occupations and for entertain-
ment purposes. There will be
scheduled entertainment through-
out the event with a different per-
formance every 30 minutes.
Free health screenings; finger-
printing; prizes; and giveaways
will all be available at the expo.


Vendors/agencies must provide
their own table, chairs and other
items necessary for the display.
Electricity will not be available.
Space is still available, both un-
der the covered roof and outside,
at this event where they are striv-
ing to educate the community on
health and safety issues.
Anyone wishing to donate
monetarily or other needed items
to the expo can contact any of the
following individuals. Participa-
tion is not limited to booth par-
ticipation.
If you would like to participate,
simply contact Sharon Vinson
(863) 462-5000 ext. 257, Angela
Kelly (863) 462-5781, Barbara
Godejohn (863) 462-5800, or
Donny Arnold (863) 634-6464
for a vendor/agency registration
form.
The deadline for vendor/agen-
cy registration is no later than Fri-
day, Nov. 30. Donations will con-
tinue to be accepted.
The following agencies are
scheduled to be present at the
expo: 2-1-1 Palm Beach/Trea-
sure Coast; Agency for Persons
with Disabilities; American Fire


Sprinkler Assoc. Florida Chapter;
American Red Cross; Community
Traffic Safety Team; Epilepsy Foun-
dation of Florida (Stuart); Florida
Community Health Centers; Flor-
ida Fire Marshal and Inspectors
Association; G4S Okeechobee
Juvenile Offender Correction;
Girl Scouts of Palm Glade Coun-
cil; Healthy Kids/Kidcare; Healthy
Start Coalition; Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center; Home Fire Sprin-
kler Coalition; HPS-Healthy Fami-
lies Okeechobee; Indian RiVer
Community College; Lake Denton
Camp; Martha's House, Inc.; New
Horizons of Okeechobee and the
Treasure Coast, Inc.; Okeechobee
County Health Department;
Okeechobee County Fire Res-
cue; Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library; Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office; Okeechobee
Educational Foundation, Inc.;
Okeechobee Emergency Manage-
ment; Okeechobee Vision Care;
Planned Parenthood/Teen Time;
Project ' Response; Raulerson
Hospital; The Alarm Company
of Okeechobee, Inc.; and Waste
Management.


Okeechobee Cancer Center
Board Certified Radiation Oncologists
David J. Harter, M.D. * Alan S. Krimsley, M.D. * Ronald H. Woody, M.D.


Our State-of-the-Art Treatments Include:
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Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 29, 2007 7


Riley receives Pilgrim

Degree of Merit Honor


The Okeechobee Moose Lodge
- #1753 is proud to announce that
Norman D. Riley was one of 177
members throughout the Inter-
,national Fraternity to receive the
highest honor the organization
can bestow upon a member,
the Pilgrim Degree of Merit. This
degree, currently held by fewer
jhan 3800 of the approximately
950,000 men of the Loyal Order
of Moose - less than one-half of
one percent - is earned only by
men who have given many years
of consistently outstanding and
above the call of duty service to
the Moose organization, the de-
,pendent children who reside at
the Mooseheart Child City, and the
senior residents of Moosehaven.
The twelve men from Florida
who received the Pilgrim Degree
of Merit this year are no entitled to
wear a much coveted gold blazer.
This blazer will be formally pre-
sented to Brother Riley in a spe-
cial local ceremony at the Moose
Lodge at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec.
2. Friends of Norm throughout
Okeechobee are invited to attend
this ceremony. Many people in our
community have known Norm
for years as the owner of Norms


Submitted photo
Norman D. Riley
Lock and Safe and for his work
with the Chamber of Commerce
and Contractors Association.
There will also be a dinner
honoring Mr. Riley on Saturday
evening, Dec. 1. Reservations
must be made only for the dinner,
and further information may be
had by calling (863) 763-1550.


Dusty Sexton graduates

Sexton has graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of train-
ing, the airman studied the Air
Force mission, organization, and
military customs and courtesies;
performed drill and ceremony .-.
marches, and received physical
training, rifle marksmanship, field
training exercises, and special .
training in human relations. Submitted photo
� In addition, airmen who com- Dusty N. Sexton
* plete basic training earn cred- .
its toward an associate degree da Sexton of N.E. 23rd Way,
through the Community College Okeechobee. Sexton is a 2007
of the Air Force. graduate of Okeechobee High
She is the daughter of Bren- School.


Kahler graduates Military Events


from training


Army Reserve Pvt. Ronnie L.
Kahler has graduated from Basic
Combat training at Fort Sill, Law-
ton, Okla.
During the nine weeks of train-
ing, the soldier studied the Army
mission and received instruction
and training exercises in drill and
ceremonies, Army history, core
values and traditions, military
courtesy, military justice, physical
fitness, first aid, rifle marksman-
ship, weapons use, map reading
and land navigation, foot march-
es, armed and unarmed combat,
and field maneuvers and tactics.
He is the son of Geraldine Eller-
bee of 55th Trail, Okeechobee and
grandson of Ollie Mae Johnson of


Submitted Photo
SumSRonnie L. Kahler
LaSalle Ave., St. Cloud.
Kahler is a 2007 graduate of
Community High School, Kissim-
mee.


Moose Legionnaires hold annual fundraiser
The Okeechobee Loyal Order of Moose, Legionnaires are again
holding their annual Koeze Nut "Fundraiser" for food baskets for
the less fortunate. Order forms and catalogs may be picked up at
the Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave., see Paul at the Lodge, 159
N.W 36'1 St., (863) 763-4954 or call Paul Diamond P.G. Fund Chair-
man at (863) 467-1484 to order.

VFW #9528 Auxiliary sponsors Toys for Tots
The Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. Post 9528 in Buckhead Ridge is
sponsoring Toys for Tots Program. This will be for our local chil-
dren; Buckhead Ridge and Okeechobee. New toys may be dropped
off at V.F.W. Post 9528 in Buckhead Ridge. No clothing please. For
information call Annie at (863) 357-0467.

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers
The Salvation Army needs your help during the upcoming
Christmas season. They need wonderful people who capture the
Christmas spirit to be bell ringers at different businesses during the
holiday season. If you would like to be a bell ringer or find out
more information, call Rev. Jim Dawson at 447-2715.


NOTICE to all Okeechobee Residents


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TWO LABS - 11/24, Highway
441 South, Canal Point.
(863)763-9393
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people



CURR DOG - Cream color, 12
yrs old, Male, Bob tail, Vic.
Near N 441 Tues. 11/20.
'(863)763-8185
GREEN QUAKER PARROT -
Sat. Nov. 17th, Vic. Captain
Hendry Dr. Banded right leg.
(863)675-1050



Come & Get It!
BUCKHEAD RIDGE - Fri &
Sat. Nov 30th & Dec 1st,
8am-3pm, 35 8th St. Col-
lectables, books, jewelry,
pictures, dolls, sports cards,
Christmas items, Mens to
3X, ladies to XL.

YARDS
TREASURE ISLAND,
Sat. Dec. 1st,
8am-Noon,
3223 SE 25th St.
HH items & Much More!

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


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U..rge


Eimpoyen
FullTim


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


HIRING
DAYTIME &
EVENING
SERVERS
& HOSTESS
Min. 1 yr. exp.

COOK
$12-$15
to start

Apply in person
between
9am-1pm


How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
slfleds

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
seU your used items in
the classifelds.


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Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols LeWis


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gradually, with
"off"
5 _ Picchu
10 Newt, once
13 Something to
pump?
14 Blob
15 It's near Miss.
16 Flop, figuratively
18 Doo-wop
instrument
19 Kiefer's dad
20 1951 Baseball
Hall of Fame
inductee
21 Lad
22 Get three
runners on
25 Collie-like dog
28 Show one's rage
29 Led at the end
30 Tex. team in
Conference USA
32 Skin layer
35 What the word
ladder involving
the starts of 16-,
22-, 49- and 59-
Across
represents
40 Lab glass
41 Elicitor of a
dropped jaw
42 One of the Big
Four record -
labels
43 Keats was one
46 Ascribed
49 Incite
52 Character-
building gp.
53 Actress Vardalos
54 Pair in a toolbox
58 Sound from the
bleachers
59 Slacker
61 Like-minded
62 Artist Modigliani
63 Col. neighbor
64 Vicious of the
Sex Pistols
65 _ man
66 Dudes

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1 Like some jokers
2 Snack with
several eating
options
3 Horse of a
different color


4 Ultimate
purpose
5 Kind of biol.
6 Set aside
7 Attire
8 Owl, for one
9 Former "WWE
Smackdown!"
airer
10 Financial
independence
11 Fruitcake
12 "Nothing's truer
than them":
"David
Copperfield"
14 Ernst's
movement
17 Reputation
blemish
21 Narrow
23 Moore of "G.I.
Jane"
24 Melville's
"handsome
sailor"
25 Kind of meet or
shop
26 Devout
27 Trespassed
31 "Born in the _"
33 Lansbury
Broadway role
34 During


36 Gossipy Hopper
37 Go
38 Lamebrain
39 Part-time player
44 Santa Rosa's
county
45 Did some
detective work
47 _ sci
48 Worldwide relief
org.
49 Lamb
sandwiches


50 Saudi's
neighbor
51 Organizing
container
55 Big name in
kitchen utensils
56 Do another stint
57 Mex. titles
59 "For Me and My
": 1942 screen
debut for Gene
Kelly
60 Teachers' degs.


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READING A NEWSPAPER...


Emlymn


Emlymn
Meica Il


Busy Doctor's Office
in need of Medical Assistant
(MA), front desk and nurse

Please fax resume to (863) 357-4539


Financial,



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs - if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
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



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



Elderly Care - Reg. Nurse
w/35 yrs. exp. has one
opening for 24 hr. care in
nice family home. Call
Susan 863-763-2334.

1;FT^i1Y15F;


DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
License #1126
FREE ESTIMATES
(863)467-2917
or (863)261-6425

Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor Repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-357-9604 or
cell 863-610-1248
License # 2423


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
-Call 863-467-4734


Merchant dise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
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
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools K Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To s& Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
S. i 067


AMERICAN PIT - Blue, Born
01/22/07. 1 male & 1 fe-
male. Shots current $500
w/papers (863)634-6195
BLUENOSE PITBULL PUPPIES
- Vet checked, only males
avail, parents on premises.
$300 each (863)763-3776


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Thrn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
fleds.


U..


Emlymn
FullTim


IYARD

SALE






Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!

Get FREE signs!


Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


CLEAN UP
Will pick up your junk!
Heavy & Farm Equipment-will
pay CASH. Call Michael @
(863)634-4780





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



A/C SERV TECH needed.
Dependable, Clean DL, Good
Pay, Benefits, 401K, Min
3 yrs exp. EOE DFW.
Experienced need only apply.
Call (863)763-8391
EXPERIENCED BOOKKEEPER
wanted. Full/Part time.
Quickbooks preferred. Fax
resume to (863)467-3050 or
mail to P.O. Box 578,'
Okeechobee, FL 34973
Find It faster. Sell it soon-
er in the classifeds


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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




FURNISHED APT- On Water,
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between
9-4 pm daily (863)357-2044
Oak Lake Apts., Remodeled
2br, 1W2'ba, 2 Story, Washer
Dryer. Patio. $800 mo., 1st,
last + sec. (863)634-3313
Okeechobee, 2Br/1.5ba, car-
peted, ceramic tile, w/appl's
incl. dishwasher, $700 mo.
+ $700 sec. (863)763-8878



BRAND NEW, 3BR's/2BA's,
lots of tile, garage, $1200.
Lawrence * Associates,
1-800-543-2495.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE,
Waterfront 3 Bdrm., 11/2 Ba.
2 Story w/Lake Okeechobee
access & boat ramp. Wrap
around porch. Fenced yard.
Pets welcome! $1000
mo. + 1st, last & sec.
561-346-3620
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 2BR,
1BA, $800 mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. dep. Call for info.
8am-5pm. (863)357-6700
'OAK PARK - 2/1 CBS, W & D,
fenced yard. $850 Iv msg
(863)634-8757


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OAK PARK 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. &
DIXIE RANCH 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba.
Call (863)763-7622 or (863)
697-8325 for more info.
OKEE. - Newly remodeled CBS
3br, 1ba, Carport, Appl., W/D
hookup. $1000. mo. + 1st,
Last Sec. (863)261-5180
OKEECHOBEE - 3704 NW 36th
Ave., Small 2 br, 1ba, large
yard, $750/mo, $450 Sec
Dep (863)532-9182
ON CANAL, 3BR, 2BA,
available December 1st. Call
(606)875-6270
ON THE CANAL - 3 BR, 2 BA
Fenced yard. $1000. mo.
(248)672-1528
TREASURE ISLAND, 3/2 Very
clean! On canal. Lg. storage.
$950 mo. + 1st & sec. dep.
863-824-0981




OKEECHOBEE - Office Space
rental. 18'x12' $600. mo.
Utilities included. For ap-
pointment (863)467-1545
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
SPACE FOR LEASE
2,000 sq. ft. Excellent
location, ready to occupy.
Call for info (863)763-8872
or(863)467-9608



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occ., private entrance, w/d.
$140/wk & deposit, utilsincl.
(863)467-0771 after 6pm

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I-p l Notiie-i 05


Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property - Sale 1010
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 Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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PALM HARBOR
4/2 Tile floor, Energy Package,
Deluxe loaded, over
2,200 sq. ft
30th Anniversary
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Save $15,000.
Call for FREE Color Brochures
800-622-2832
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offer. Must move.
(863)634-9148 Iv msg

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



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spoiler, Pioneer stereo, great
mpg. $1200 (863)467-0094



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863)447-0447
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fuel efficient engine, Allison
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mechanical cond, direct from
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TRUCK TOPPER - with side
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trucks $1000.
(863)467-2887 or 763-7801


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Public Nolices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


- II,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOB OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 2007 CA 259
Division #:
UNC:
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company,
as Trustee for the Certificate Holders
of Soundview Home Loan Trust 2006-
OPT4, Asset-Backed Certificates, Se-
dies 2006-0PT4,
Plaintiff
-vs-
-no-
Estate of Thelma Peard Olson, Deceased;
Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees,
Assignees, Creditors, Lienors and
Trustees of Thelma Pead Olson, De-
ceased, and all other Persons Claiming
By, Through, Under and Against the
Named Defendant(s); Christopher Vay-
da and Dari1ne Vayda, His Wife; Jean-
elte Lauck; Option One Mortgage;
Unknown Parties in Possession #1;
Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If
living and all Unknown Parties claiming
by, through, under and against the
above named Defendant(s)
Defendantss.
NOTICEOFQSALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated 11/15/07, entered in Civil Case
No. 2007 ca 259 of the Circuit Court
of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County, .Florida, wherein
Deutsche Bank National Trust Compa-
ny, as Trustee for the Certificate Hold-
ers, of Soundview Home Loan Trust
2006-OPT4, Asset-Backed Certifi-
cates, Series 2006-OPT4, Plaintiff and
Estate of Thelma Pearl Olson, De-
ceased (DOD 12/07/2006); Unknown
Heirs oi Thelma Pead Olson, De-
ceased, Christopher Vayda and Oadine
Vayda, His Wife are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM
OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at
11:00 a.m. on 12/19/07 the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to-wit:
THE EAST HALF OF THE EAST HALF OF
THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTH
HALF OF TRACT 15, SECTION 29,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC
RECORDS.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST BILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY AC-
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU
ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN AS-
SISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE. 312
NORTHWEST THIRD STREET, OKEE-
CHOBEE, FL 34972 WITHIN 2 WORK-
ING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE OF SALE: IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at OKEECHOBEE, Florida, this
19th day of November, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
s/ LINDA F. YOUNG
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
2424 North Federal Highway
Suite 360
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
07-80135B
250177 ON 11/29;12106/07
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 14th day of December
2007 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage. Year, Make, Model
& Vins as follows:
1989 Black Chevy Gee Metro LS
1G1MR2169KK769974
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
250965 ON 11/29/07


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I Pb ic Notice 50


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 07000337CA
NITA MAERCKS,
a/k/a N.R MAERCKS,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GARNETT W. ST LOUIS JOBSON,
Defendant
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE ACTION
TO: Unknown Heirs-at-Law or legatees of
GARNETTW. ST. LOUIS JOBSON
Last known address: 238 S. Maya
Palm Drive, Baca Raton, FL 33432
All parties claiming interest by through,
under or against GARNETr W. ST.
LOUIS JOBSON, unknown Heirs-at-
Law or legatees of GARNETT W. ST.
LOUIS JOBSON, and all parties having
or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in the property herein de-
scribed.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint for
Foreclosure has been filed on the fol-
lowing property located in Okeechobee
County, Florida:
The East ', of th East1/r of the North 'V
of the North A/, of Tract 17, Section II,
Township 34 South, Range 33 East,
according to the Plat thereof, as re-
corded in Plat Book 4, Page 3, of the
Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
You are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses to it, if any, to RAY
STRAUSS, PA., the Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 17270 NE 19th Ave-
nue, North Miami Beach, Florida
33162, on or before December 27,
- 2007, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service
on the Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter:; otherwise a Default
will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint or peti-
tion.
DATED on November 19, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/Linda E Young
As Deputy Clerk
250658 ON 11/29;12/5/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2007CA118
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE INC.
Plainlilff
VS.
BRANDON HILL, ET AL
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Summary Final Judgment in Fore-
closure dated 10/10/2007 and entered
in Case No. 2007CA118 of the Circuit
Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida,
wherein NOVASTAR MORTGAGE INC.
is Plaintiff and BRANDON HILL; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF BRANDON HILL,
IF ANY; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER
PERSON IN POSSESSION: MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEM, INC.; PALMCREEK ESTATES
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
are the defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the
Jury Assembly Room on the second
floor of the Okeechobee County Judi-
cial Center, in OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida, at 11 a.m. on the 19th day of
December, 2007, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Order of Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 8, PALMCREEK ESTATES UNIT
NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES) 83, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Street Address: 684 S.E. 26TH DRIVE,
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34974
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens, must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
Court this 18th day of October, 2007.
SHARON ROBERTSON
By:/s/Linda F. Young
As Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990. In
accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, if you are a person
with a disability who needs any ac-
commodaftion in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provisions of certain
assistance. Please contact the court
Administrator at 1-772-870-4370
within 2 working days of your receipt
of this notice or pleading; if you are
hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-6771 (TID); if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8770
V) (Via lorida Relay Services).
250670 ON 11/29;12/06/07
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-181
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THOMAS L. KING, et al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 6th day of November, 2007, and
entered in Case No. 2007-CA-181, of
the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial
Circuit in and for Okeechobee County,
Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORT-
GAGE is the Plaintiff and THOMAS L
KING; THOMAS L, KING; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA; GERALD MAT-
THEWS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
THOMAS L KING A/K/A JAQUELIN
KING; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are de-
fendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312
NW 3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00 a.m. on
the 19th day of Dec., 2007, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Rnal Judgment, to wit:
LOT 13, TAYLOR CREEK MANOR AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
4, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370.
1-800-955-8771 bearing impaired) or
1-800-055-8770 (voice impaired).
Dated this 13th day of November, 2007.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By:/S/Linda E Young
Deputy Clerk
248980 ON 11/29B12/6/07


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BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT ONE
Bartow, Florida
November 20, 2007
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida. Sealed bids will be received until
2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, December 20, 2007 and will be
opened and publicly read aloud in the Professional Services Conference Room.
Bids received after the deadline will be returned unopened to the bidding firm.
Bidders may obtain preliminary bid results at httpT/www.dotstate.fl.us/cc-ad-
min/. Click on "Letting Results" and D1.
--NOTE-----
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY FILLING OUT A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING IT
TO (863) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
WWW.OTSTATE.FL.US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICTI.
BID SUBMITTAL: Submittal of these documents should be directed to the District
Contracts Administrator, Oistrict Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida De-
partment of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PO
6ox 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be
made payable to the State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will
be made.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be
issued after 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, December 19, 2007.
Plan holders list will not be is-
sued after 5:00 pm on Friday, December 14, 2007.

(CONTRACT NO. E1G46-RO) COUNTY: Polk (D0 FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO:
421049-1-72-01 The work specified in this contract consists of: Shoulder Repair,
Sodding & Fertilizing. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAG-
ER: Mike Yencso (863) 519-4313 mike.yencso@doLt.state.fl.us BUDGET
AMOUNT $145,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1G47-RO) COUNTY: Highlands & Okeechobee (D FUNDS): FI-
NANCIAL PROJECT NO: 420901-1-72-01 The work specified in this contract
consists of: Mechanical Sweeping. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PRO-
JECT MANAGER: Gary Burnett (863 386-6104 gary.burnett@dot.state.fl.us
BUDGET AMOUNT $35,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
Maintenance contracts do not require a contractor to have a certificate of qualifica-
tion. It deemed necessary by the Department, certain maintenance contracts will
contain specific requirements for maintenance contractor eligibility.
In order for the Department to have the information required to determine a bidder's
current capacity, it is necessary that the bidder submit on the day of the letting, a
Certification of Current Capacity that shall be executed under oath and be accom-
panied and supported by a Status of Contracts on Hand Report. These docu-
ments must be included in at least one proposal for each letting that the
contractor submits bids. Failure to submit these documents may result in a de-
termination that all bids submitted by the contractor for that letting are non-re-
sponsive or irregular and not to be considered.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33831. Phone:
(863) 519-2559. Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation.
No refund will be made. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids.
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Cheryl L. Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
250181 ON 11/29;12/06/07


INVITATION TO BID (ITB)
DISMANTLING, DEMOLITION, REMOVAL & DISPOSAL SERVICES
OLD COUNTY AG BUILDING (HWY 441)
SEALED BIDS for Okeechobee County ITB # 2007-38, described as Dismantling,
Demolition, Removal & Disposal Services for Old County Ag Building (Hwy
441) will be received by the'Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee
County, Florida, in the County Commission Room, Room 106, Courthouse, 304
NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 until 3:00 p.m. local time, on Decem-
ber 19,2007. Any bids received after the dateand time specified will not be con-
sidered.
Services which shall include the loading, hauling, grounds cleaning, disposal and re-
cycling of any steel, metal, concrete, building foundation, slabs, wood, roofing
materials, sidin, lumber, insulation, glass, carpet, building furniture, fixtures or
any related items. All such materials shall be removed from the site for re-use
* elsewhere or proper disposal. A demolition permit issued by Okeechobee County
Building Department shall be required before work commences.
All right and title to said materials shall convey to the bidder In view of the fact that
such materials have certain residual value bidders shall submit a bid of at least
$5,000.00 for same. The successful bidder will be responsible for any or all ex-
penses associated with the removal, transportation and disposal or recycling of
all demolition debris and related materials.
Bid documents will be available at the County Administrator's Office located at
Okeechobee County Court House, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972 (863) 763-6441. All bidders will be required to pick up these documents
and the bid must be submitted on the bid form provided by the County in accor-
dance with the conditions contained in the bid documents. The contact person for
Okeechobee County will be Russell Rowland, Solid Waste Contracts Manager,
500 NW 6th StreetOkeechobee, lorida 34972 (863) 763-1811.
The County makes no commitment, either written or implied, as to quantity of work,
which may he authorized, If any, during the period the bid is in effect. The con-
tract is for a three (3) week period only.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any bids for any
reason whatsoever and waive any irregularities and to accept the bid, which in its
judgment is inm the best interest of Okeechobee County.
Sharon Robertson, Clerk Clif Betts, Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida Okeechobee County, Florida
250917 ON 11/29/07

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Forida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Okeechobee County:
Straat Real Estate LLC (The Lakehouse) 701 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131, has
submitted Application 070112-5 for an Environmental Resource Permit for 64.1
acres of residential lands. The water will be discharged to the Whidden Ditch and
the project is located in Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East.
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners (Agri-Civic Center) 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, has submitted Application 071024-1 for
modification of Environmental Resource Permit 47-00582-P for 146.3 acres of
commercial lands. The water will be discharged to S-133 and the project is lo-
cated in Section 13, Township 37 South, Range 35 EasL
Thomas Fleming (Freshwater Phase 01) 12765 Forest Hill Blvd. Ste 1305, Welling-
ton, FL 33414, has submitted Application 071025-17 for an Environmental Re-
source Permit for 90.9 acres of residential lands. The water will be discharged to
Taylor Creek and the project is located in Section 27, Township 37 South, Range
35 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Rorida Water Management District, Attn.: Envi-
ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM with-
in 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the staff report.
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10 SPORTS Okeechobee News, Thursday, November 29, 2007


Parks & Recreation Soccer Teams
Novedades San Miguel, 12 & under division soccer team players are, David Cardona,
Miguel Maldonado, Pedro Cervantes, Carlos Arroyo, Charles Simpson, Daniel Trejo, Beto
Corrales, Briana Corrales, Destiny Fonseca, Alyssa Weeks, Elizabeth Romero, Rosa Borja,
Dezirae Fonseca, Jesus Perez and Maria Jimenez. Coach is Jose Diaz.


Submitted Photos
Fishing with Papaw Jennings
Taylor Jennings, age 6, proudly shows off her first catch ever. This speck was caught on
Saturday, Nov. 24.


Connemara Ponies, 10 & under division soccer team members are (in no particular order)
Brian Chapman, Jesus Alvarado, Luis Navarro, Alyssia Boldin, Edgar Ayala, Gorge Marti-
nez, Jasmine Picaso, Tristen Nemeth, Bruce Chesser, Colt Smith, Colton Butts, Edwin Gar-
cia, Alicia Rodriguez and Jonnie Ritten. Coaches are, Brian Chapman and Bruce Chesser.


Taylor Jennings, age 6 (left) and sister, Lexie Jennings, age 3 (center), went fishing with
their "Papaw Jennings" on Saturday, Nov. 24 and as you can see had a great first fishing
trip.


Redskins

player is

remembered
Police have
+ no suspect
By Matt Sekensky
Associated Press Writer
MIAMI (AP) -- Police re-
mained without a suspect, a
team without a star player and a
family without a smiling son, as
the investigation crept forward
Wednesday into the shooting
death of Washington Redskins
safety Sean Taylor.
Miami-Dade County police
said they continued to scour for
clues to who barged into Taylor's
suburban Miami home early
Monday and fired the shot that
injured the athlete badly enough
to kill him a day later. No descrip-
tion of a suspect has been re-
leased and police haven't made
available results of Taylor's au-
topsy or the 911 call his girlfriend
placed to report the shooting.
For all the unknowns, how-
ever, those close to 24-year-old
Taylor appeared immersed in
grief, not details.
At Taylor's high school, Gulliv-
er Preparatory, hundreds of stu-
dents gathered for an emotional
memorial in which the player
was remembered as much for
his persona off the field as his
unyielding defense on .it.
"You found yourself drawn to
him," said John McCloskey, one
of Taylor's coaches at Gulliver.
"He would charm you with his
soft-spoken nature and his polite
demeanor."
Authorities took numerous
pieces of evidence - including a
computer - from Taylor's home
for examination and police con-
tinue to probe a possible con-
nection between the shooting
and a burglary at the home eight
days earlier.
Speakers at the memorial
sought to contrast the Taylor they
knew with the one often por-
trayed in the media by his lapses
- a drunken driving charge that
was dismissed, his firings of two
agents, numerous fines and an
incident two years ago in which
he was accused of brandishing a
gun.
"It's sad that everybody thinks
he's this aggressive and mouthy
athlete," said. Arriana Marion,
who went to high school with
Taylor. "He was really just a phe-
nomenal person."
Gulliver football coach Earl
Sims said Taylor's returns to his
alma mater were met by adoring
students.
"The whole energy in the
room changed because every-
body's eyes lit up and they were
listening for the words that fell
off his lips," he said. "Every
time he spoke, the environment
changed."


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