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Vol. 99 No. 271


Briefs

Main Street to host
Halloween
celebration
Okeechobee Main Street,
the City of Okeechobee and
Okeechobee County are host-
ing the Fourth Annual Hallow-
een Celebration at the Agri-Civic
Center on Highway 70 East, on
Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 until 9
p.m. This year's Costume Con-
test will be in four age groups:
0-2 from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m., 3-5
from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m., 6-10
from 7:45 to 8:15 p.m. and 11-
14 from 8:15 to 8:45 p.m. Regis-
tration for the costume contest
will be at the Seacoast National
Bank Booth. Please help to pro-
vide a safe and fun Halloween
for the children. They will have
games and activities, a haunted
house, a costume contest and
treats! Event organizers wel-
come donations of treats and
candy or monetary donations
to purchase candy. Businesses
and agencies are welcome
to set up a booth for games
or activities for the children.
For more information, please
contact Toni Doyle at 863-357-
MAIN (6246).

Trick or treat hours
suggested
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office suggests the
following hours for those who
trick-or-treat on Oct. 31: young-
er children, 5 to 7 p.m. Older
children, 7 to 9 p.m. All trick-or-
treaters should be off the street
by 9 p.m. Children should be
accompanied by an adult and
follow all traffic safety rules.

Haunted house open
Martha's House will host a
haunted house in their admin-
istrative building, 4134 U.S. 441
N, past Cemetery Road on the
right from Oct. 29 through Oct.
31. The haunted house will
be open on Wednesday and
Thursday from 8 p.m. until 10
p.m. and on Friday from 8 p.m.
until 11 p.m. Admission is $5
per person with all proceeds
going to Martha's House. For
more information or to volun-
teer to help with the haunted
house call 863-763-2893.

Drought Index


Current: 493
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels

14.89 feet
Last Year: 10.25 feet



Pogey's Family Restaurant
1759 S. Parrott Ave.
763-7222
Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level

Index
Business News........................ 12
Classifieds.......................... 10-12
Community Events .................... 6
Crossword........................... 12
O bituaries .................................. 6
O pinio n ..................................... 4
Speak Out ................................. 4
S ports .................................. 14
Sudoku ............................... 12
W weather ................ ......... .. 2
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Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Teens accused of


Internet site
showed them how
to build an
explosive device

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two 14-year-old Okeechobee
boys were arrested Monday after
they allegedly put together and
detonated an explosive device
that they learned how to make


on the internet.
Lenorth Lecarl King, S.W
23rd St., and Jesus Delapaz, N.W
21st. St., were both charged with
the felony of discharging a de-
structive device. They were both
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail then turned over to
their guardians.
An arrest report by Deputy
Marcus Collier, of the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), indicated that King ap-
parently learned how to make
the device by watching a video
on the YouTube internet site.


OCSO Detective Ted Va
man said the boys evi
didn't see an accompa
video.
"That video showed a s
device blowing up in th
son's hand," he said. "P
need to be aware that Yo
is not a safe place for child
be unsupervised."
Deputy Collier stated
arrest report that he wen
residence on S.W 21st St.
p.m. on Oct. 27 and was t
a man that he heard a loi
plosion then saw a group o


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Local donors and commu-
nity members as well as Indian
River State College board and
staff gathered at the new Wil-
liamson Conference and Edu-
cation Center to launch a new
era of education, business and
community opportunities to
Okeechobee County on Tues-
day, Oct. 28.
This $5.2 million center will
serve as a multi-purpose re-
source to support economic,
community, and cultural and
business development by pro-
viding a technologically sophis-
ticated environment where lo-
cal students can be educated to
enhance their lives and the lives
of everyone around them.
Sam Smith, provost of the
IRSC Dixon-Hendry Campus,
excitedly spoke of all of the ex-
tensive technology and versatile
multi-functional possibilities of
this 15,000 square foot build-
ing which includes a nursing,
biology and computer labora-
tories, classrooms, a strategic
planning room for business
meetings, break-out meeting


rooms and a 175-seat auditori-
um with a covered veranda and
a culinary catering kitchen for
conferences and community
activities.
According to Ann Decker,
Executive Director of the IRSC
Foundation, Inc, when they
decided that they wanted to
build an additional building in
Okeechobee, Sonny William-
son asked her what the process
was and how they could make
it happen. She explained that
it typically takes about five to
eight years on a state list and
then one has to raise the match-
ing funds that would lock in the
state funding.
This process was not what
Mr. Williamson had in mind. He
had to find another way. Mrs.
Decker explained that another
way would be to have a lead
donor and get the money raised
and then the time table could
be pushed up. Sonny and Betty
Williamson chose to make that
lead donation to continue their
support of Okeechobee and
the future education of all of
the citizens in Okeechobee.
Dr. Edwin Massey, Presi-


dent of IRSC stated that, "This
opportunity today will touch
thousands of lives, enhance
Okeechobee County and
help develop lives of those in
Okeechobee. This is truly an
investment into the future of
Okeechobee."
During the rough economic
times, students both young and
older are turning to IRSC to be
educated for the first time or to
receive further training to hone
their skills to get a better job to
support their families.
This facility will foster future
challenges in life science, bio-
technology, nano-technology,
health careers, agricultural ca-
reers, alternate energy sources
and aquaculture. While all
of these are not currently ad-
dressed in the new William-
son Conference and Education
Center, this building will help
put Okeechobee in a very com-
petitive position to address the
needs of the future.
Dr. Massey explained, "Each
room is its own little world and
from the moment you step in
the lobby you are greeted with
See Center Page 2


Airport manager takes


new job in New York


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
"We've lost the best man we
ever had at the airport." That
was the response of Okeecho-
bee County Commission Chair-
man Clif Betts on the loss of air-
port manager Vernon Gray.
Mr. Gray will be leaving his
job on Nov. 7 to become man-
ager of Griffiss International
Airport in Rome, N.Y. where he
was chosen over 14 other ap-
plicants. He will supervise 30
employees. The airport has a $5


million operating budget and a
$48 million capital improve-
ment plan.
It houses an
airport main-
tenance firm
that employs
500 people
and works
on commer-
cial aircraft.
At the Vernon Gray
Okeecho-
bee County
Airport Mr. Gray is the entire


airport staff. He is currently
responsible for overall mainte-
nance, lighting, security and the
government red tape involved
in operating an airport. He
also oversees operation of the
county's approximately 80-acre
industrial park that consists of
53 parcels that vary in size from
0.9 acres to 3.2 acres. With the
help of the road department he
reclaimed 16 acres in the indus-
trial park that were unsuitable
for industrial use.
See Job Page 2


500 Plus tax


making

an De- in the street. He then saw King
dently get on his bicycle and leave, con-
anying tinued the report.
The deputy states that King
similar and Delapaz made the device
e per- by putting a type of acid into a
parentss plastic water bottle. They next
uTube put pieces of metal into the bot-
Iren to tle which, when mixed with the
acid, caused a chemical reaction
in his that made the plastic bottle ex-
it to a pand. When the bottle expands
at 5:56 past its capacity, it explodes and
old by sprays the contents.
ud ex- Deputy Collier stated that
of kids once the plastic water bottle


bomb

was filled, the bottle was capped
then shaken to mix the contents.
After the bottle was shaken it
was placed on the street where it
detonated, added the deputy.
The report went on to indi-
cate that other children were
gathered around to watch the
explosion, but no one was hurt.
"The danger is," said Detec-
tive Van Deman, "you've got
acid, and a plastic container that
will fragment. You're playing
with fire -literally."


Killer dog


may be in



the county
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Personnel from Okeecho
bee County Animal Control are
looking for a stray dog that is
believed to have been involved
in the mauling death of an el
derly Collier County woman.
This dog and two others are
blamed for the May 26, 2007
death of 72-year-old Carsh
ena Benjamin, who was found
dead in a ditch along Jung Bou
levard, which is located in rura
Collier County near the city o
Naples.
Reports from the Collie
County Sheriff's Office (CCSO)
Submitted photo/Animal Control
Sierra (left) and Pi-Pi. See Dogs Page 2



Early voting



hours extended


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
By Executive Order on be-
half of the Governor Charlie
Christ, early voting hours have
been extended for Friday, Oct.
31 and Saturday, Nov. 1. Regis-
tered voters will now have the
opportunity to vote on these
days from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
The regular early voting
schedule will continue on
Wednesday, Oct. 29, and Thurs-
day, Oct. 30, with hours from
8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
An historic number of vot-
ers have registered in the state
of Florida for the 2008 Election
and there are only 267 early vot-
ing sites throughout the state
that have had lines every day
of early voting. This extensive
change in voting hours was
done to allow election officials


to conduct an orderly election
with the least possibility of an
emergency occurring before or
during the regularly scheduled
election, and to ensure maxi-
mum citizen participation in
the electoral process.
Early voting for the General
Election began on Monday,
Oct. 20. As of close of voting on
Tuesday, Oct. 28, Early Voting
has already allowed 24.19 per-
cent of Okeechobee County's
registered voters to cast their
ballots. That equals 4,562 bal-
lots, combining early vote and
absentee ballots.
Gwen Chandler, Supervisor
of Elections invites voters to
come by the office located at
307 NW Second Street, to cast
your ballot in this Presidential
election.
Mrs. Chandler urgers voters
See Voting Page 2


S


IRSC: A new era of education


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Indian River State College supporters gathered on Tuesday, Oct. 28, to dedicate the
Williamson Conference and Education Center where (left to right) Florida Senator Ken
Pruitt, Dixon-Hendry Campus Provost Sam Smith, lead donors Sonny and Betty Wil-
liamson, IRSC President Dr. Edwin Massey, and IRSC Foundation Executive Director
Ann Decker cut the ribbon in honor of all of the community support that was extended
for this new addition to Okeechobee.

Williamson Center dedicated


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Gone fishing'
Chris Padgett fishes with Bryton Bohannon were among
those enjoying the Taylor Creek Bass Club Kids Day Fish-
ing Tournament on Sunday at the 23rd Annual Lee McAl-
lister Memorial Fishing Tournament at the Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center. For more photos, see page 13.




2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Voting
Continued From Page 1

to update their voting records if
they have issues such as a new
address, change of name, etc.
These changes will take less time
if done in the elections office dur-
ing the early voting rather than
waiting until Election Day. If you
have any uncertainty of whether
you are registered to vote or not,
or where to go to vote on Election
Day contact the Elections Office
as soon as possible at 863-763-
4014 or email elections@voteo-
keechobee.com.
Mrs. Chandler is expecting a
72 percent voter turn out for the
General Election; 6 percent high-
er than the voter turn out in 2004.
Remember to bring your driv-
er's license for identification.
For more information contact
the Supervisor of Elections Gwen
Chandler at 863-763-4014 or at
the office located at 307 NW 2nd
Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 or
visit www.voteokeechobee.com.


Center
Continued From Page 1

the warmth of this community
which built it."
In 21 years as president of
IRSC, Dr. Massey had never seen
a community come together as
Okeechobee did to raise $2.6 mil-
lion in only six short weeks.
Through the community sup-
port, state support in the form
of matching funds, and IRSC this
new building will "cultivate the
future of our community."
Florida Senator Ken Pruitt,
District 28, presented the Florida
Senate Medallion of Excellence
to both Mr. and Mrs. Williamson
for their lifelong contributions to
education and to their commu-
nity as a whole.
Each room is adorned with a
donor name that contributed as
a platinum donor to the William-
son Conference and Education
Center. In addition many other
businesses and individuals also
extended their support. A self-
guided tour was included in the
program where everyone could
go room to room and read in
their program what each room
can be used for and highlighted
the donor names of those rooms
as well.
IRSC is honored to recognize
the generosity and commitment
of those who have provided fi-
nancial support to make the Wil-
liamson Conference and Educa-
tion Center a reality.
Donors included (in alphabeti-
cal order): John and Selina Ab-
ney; Michael and Rachael Adams;
Altobello Family; Edwin and Iris
Arnowitt; Barron Collier Compa-
nies; Booth Foundation; Boyle
Engineering; Edward and Penny
Burnsed; Terry and Maureen Bur-
roughs; Rick and Robbie Chartier;
Pete and Susanne Clemons; Todd
and Tina Clemons; Costopoulos
and Helton, P.A.; Bert Culbreth;
Dean, Mead, Minton and Zwe-
mer; Ann L. Decker; Evans Prop-
erties, Inc.; Drs. Manuel and Trini-
dad Garcia; Paul and Laurie Gray;
Roy Haddan and Jimmy Haddan;
Richard and Jimmie Anne Hais-
ley; Regina Hamrick; Bob and
Donna Helton; Bill and Merle
Hendry; David and Judy Hester;
Frank and Brigitte Irby; Henry C.
Kelly Estate; Dudley and Cheryl
Kirton; John Louis Larson; Karen
Williamson Larson, Kristin A. Lar-
son; Lawnwood Regional Medi-
cal Center and Heart Institute;
Allen and Mary Locke; Christa C.
Luna; James and Virginia Merrill
Foundation; Andrea and Steven
D. Nelson; Okeechobee Discount
Drugs; Gary and Judy Peterson;
Raulerson Hospital; In memory
of Glenda Mixon Reynolds; Mark
and Billie Jean Reynolds; River-
side National Bank; Royal Con-
crete Concepts; Clint, Heather and
Marshall Rucks; St. Lucie Medical
Center; Seacoast National Bank;
Seminole Tribe of Florida; G. Sam
Smith; Elder M. Sumner; Jeff,
Robbi and Shelby Ane Sumner;
Chuck and Linda Syfrett; Emory
and Onnie Walker; D.R. "Doc"
and Martha Watford; Clayton and
Jacque Williams; Haynes and












































































































Susan Williams; Frank and Wes-
ley Williamson, III; John, Megan,
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son; Kim Elizabeth Williamson;
and Witter Harvesting, Inc.
For more information about
the center visit www.irsc.edu or
call 863-824-6000.


Dogs
Continued From Page 1
state the three dogs -- a Corgi
and two Pit Bull-mixed animals --
were taken from that area. CCSO
Detective Raymond Wilkinson
said the Corgi was dropped near
LaBelle while the other dogs were
abandoned near Potter Road in
Okeechobee County.
One of those dogs, named Si-
erra, was captured by animal con-
trol in February of 2008, said Gary
Barber, animal control supervi-
sor. That dog, a brindle-white Pit
mix, was found near Fort Drum.
"The dog was creating a nui-
sance and chasing kids at a bus
stop," said Mr. Barber.
Sierra has since been eutha-
nized.
The other Pit-mix is believed
to still be running free in the
northern part of the county, pos-
sibly in the Fort Drum area. The
dog, known as Pi-Pi, is brown
and white and likely weighs in
the area of 70 to 75 pounds.


Job
Continued From Page 1

Mr. Gray also served as interim
head of the road department for
several months during the dif-
ficult transition between county
administrators.
When he was hired three
years ago, Mr. Gray promised
then-county administrator George
Long that when he left, he would
leave the airport in better condi-
tion than he found it. "I have kept
that promise," he said recently.
County administrator Lyndon
Bonner said Mr. Gray made "sub-
stantial contributions" to the air-
port. "We'll miss him and wish
him well," he said.
"Career progression" is how
the airport manager described his
new job. "Okeechobee has pro-
vided me with an excellent expe-
rience in civilian aviation."
"Vernon (Gray) is a unique
individual and he has been an
asset to Okeechobee County and
I hate to see him go," said John
Abney, pilot and former county
commissioner. Mr. Abney said he
has developed a lot for respect for
Mr. Gray and that Mr. Gray was


"There is a strong possibility
this dog is still in this neighbor-
hood and poses a very serious
threat to the citizens of Okeecho-
bee County," said Mr. Barber.
"The dog is very dangerous."
He said he and other officers
from animal control have been
actively searching for Pi-Pi but
due to a heavy case load and
the area in which the dog was
dropped they haven't been able
to find the male animal.
Mr. Barber explained that Si-
erra had apparently been taken
in by a family near Fort Drum.
He went on to say that once
the dog was at Animal Con-
trol, photos were sent to Detec-
tive Wilkinson, who came to
Okeechobee to identify the dog.
The dog was then tranquilized
and impressions of its teeth were
taken by a forensic scientist from
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC).
Once a report was issued, it was
determined that Sierra was one
of the dogs involved in the killing
of Mrs. Benjamin.
Mr. Barber said the dogs were


responsible for a lot of improve-
ments to the airport.
Mr. Gray said he instituted a
five year plan when he first came
here. In a little over three years
that plan has been completed.
"All my successor has to do is
pick up where I left off," he said.
During his time here Mr. Gray
was responsible for securing $4
million in grants for airport im-
provements. He recommended
to Mr. Bonner that his successor
be familiar with applying for Fed-
eral Aviation Administration and
Florida Department of Transpor-
tation grants.
Under Mr. Gray's leadership,
an automated weather system
was installed at the airport. The
automated Weather Observing
System (AWOS) provides 24-hour
information that is updated every
20 minutes. Pilots can receive the
latest weather information by
radio 50 to 75 miles away. The
public can also receive this same
weather information by calling
863-467-1148. The project, which
cost $59,000, not counting instal-
lation, was funded by a Federal
Aviation Administration grant.
In late 2005, under Mr. Gray's
leadership, apron lights were
installed providing more safety
and security. They allow pilots


Okeechobee Forecast
Wednesday: Sunny with a high hear 71. Winds from the north-
west around 5 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear with a low around 43. Winds
from the northwest around 5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. North northwest
wind around 5 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. North
northeast wind around 5 mph.


Lotteries


also blamed in the death of a cat
and, according to CCSO reports,
they may have also killed another
dog in the Jung Boulevard area.
However, Detective Wilkinson
said in a phone interview that no
one has been or will be arrested
in the case. He said the 2007 inci-
dent doesn't meet state statutes.
"The dogs had never been
deemed dangerous," said the
detective. "No other events have
been reported."
Detective Wilkinson said Jung
Boulevard is a paved street with
an estimated 15 homes. How-
ever, no one saw the attack on
Mrs. Benjamin, who was appar-
ently taking her daily walk along
the street when she was attacked.
Her body was found in the ditch
later by a neighbor.
The detective went on to say
there are also small children that
live along the street.
"Since this dog has already
killed a person, it's natural instinct
would be to be the aggressor and
other dogs will back it up," said
Mr. Barber. "The (Benjamin) fam-
ily would like closure and would


like to know the animals are be- one has any knowledge about
ing handled in an appropriate the whereabouts of Pi-Pi to con
manner." tact his office at 863-357-3225 im-
Mr. Barber asked that if any- mediately.


to land and refuel at any time of
the night. With three clicks of the
microphone button, incoming pi-
lots can activate the apron lights,
runway and taxiway lights for 20
minutes.
The master plan of the airport
was updated last year. Also last
year a 300 KW generator capable
of furnishing power for all airport
operations during emergency
conditions was installed.
When Mr. Gray first came to
the airport in June of 2005, there
were 44 noted deficiencies in the
areas of safety, security, mainte-
nance and management. Of those
44 deficiencies, all are either re-
solved, or corrective actions are
in progress or programmed.
The Okeechobee County Air-
port was the cover story in the
Fall 2008 edition of "Florida Flyer,"
the official publication of the Flor-
ida Department of Transportation
Aviation Office.
Mr. Gray came to Okeechobee
County after 22 years in the navy
in the aviation field and 16 years
as a civilian defense contractor in
the aviation field.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3


Inmate found hiding



inside jail's ceiling


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An inmate at the Okeecho-
bee County Jail was re-arrested
after he was found hiding in the
ceiling of the facility's visitation
area.
Chase Everett Zureich, 23,
S.E. 96th Ave., was charged with
the felony of attempt to escape
and the misdemeanor of crimi-
nal mischief. His bond was set at
$16,000.
Zureich was found clinging by
his hands to the soft metal chan-
nel that holds ceiling tile in place,
stated an arrest report by Deputy
Lieutenant Keith Murrish. The re-
port states that the man also had
his legs wrapped around a piece


of conduit.
Lt. Murrish stated that the
man refused to come down
and had to be physically pulled
from the ceil-
ing, which
damaged the
metal chan-
nel and bent
the conduit.
The lieu-
tenant said
the incident
began when Chase
Detention Everett
Deputy Jer- Zureich
maine Wright
asked the supervisor the where-
abouts of Zureich. After being
told that the inmate was in the
visitation area, Deputy Wright


stated that he did not see the
inmate there and went on to
say there was ceiling tile on the
floor.
Accompanied by other offi-
cers, Lt. Murrish went to the area
and stated that Zureich was no-
where to be seen and that ceiling
tile was lying on the floor. Ser-
geant Frank Prescott and Dep-
uty Wright stood on chairs and
looked above the drop ceiling.
Zureich was found above the
drop ceiling on the south side of
the room.
Lt. Murrish stated in his report
that the ceiling tile, metal chan-
nel and the conduit will have to
be replaced.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
No one was injured Tuesday
evening after a fire broke out at
5801 N.W 20th Street off Mitchell
Road, Okeechobee County Fire
Rescue said.
Both Okeechobee County Fire
Rescue and Okeechobee City fire-
men responded to the scene just
before 5:30 p.m.
The fire report from para-


medic Jacob Stevens noted the
double wide was fully involved
as firemen pulled up. Four units
and eight firemen from the two
departments battled the blaze.
The report said they were on the
scene for close to three hours.
The estimate of property dam-
age was placed at $65,000, Ste-
vens said. That estimate included
losses to family possessions of
close to $20,000.


The firemen were hampered
for a time due to the fear of am-
munition located inside the home
going off due to the flames. They
were able to water down that area
of the home so the risk of ammu-
nition going off was eliminated.
The origin was not immedi-
ately known. The State Fire Mar-
shall was contacted to investigate
the cause of the blaze, the report
said.


Man OK after running


car into local business


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was ap-
parently uninjured after he ran
into a business on S.R. 70 W as
he was reportedly trying to elude
officers from the Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD).
Luis Felipe Garcia, 22, N.W
38th Ave., was charged with flee-
ing and eluding a law enforce-
ment officer, aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon and leav-
ing the scene of an accident with
property damage. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond of $7,500.
An arrest report by Officer P.C.
Eddings indicates that at 2:17 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 26, Auxiliary Officer
Aurelio Almazan fell behind a ve-
hicle that had just left the parking
lot of El Amigo De Todos at a high
rate of speed and was "fishtail-
ing" all over the road.
The report went on to say the
vehicle approached S.W Park
St. where it ran a stop sign and
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Officer Eddings stated that he
joined in the
pursuit which .
continued along
S.R. 70 W until
the driver, later
identified as
Garcia, lost con
trol and ran into
the La Mexicana
store in Garibal- Luis Felipe
di Plaza. Garcia GarcLuis aelipe
then bolted from Garcia
his vehicle and ran from the scene


on foot, continued the report.
Officer Almazan was able to
apprehend Garcia without further
incident.
The OCPD report added that
Garcia apparently ran into an
other vehicle in the El Amigo De
Todos parking lot. The owner of
the second vehicle told Officer
Eddings that she had to "jump out
of the way" of Garcia's vehicle be-
cause she feared he was going to
run over her.


Assault charge upgraded


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was
charged with a felony after he re-
portedly entered a mobile home
without permission and punched
a man who was sleeping on the
couch.
Herman Wesley Kaufman,
47, N.W 42nd Ave., was charged
with burglary of a dwelling with
assault or battery. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond of $20,000.
Records at the Okeechobee
County Jail indicate that Kauf-
man was originally arrested on
Sept. 23 the day of the alleged

Arrest Report
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Shamy T. Tommie, 23, Sally
Tommie Way, Fort Pierce, was ar-
rested Oct. 25 by Officer T. Tamer
on a charge of driving under the
influence. His bond was set at
$500.
Raonel Palacios, 23, S.W
22nd Court, Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 25 by Deputy How-
ard Pickering on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with failure to appear driving un-
der the influence. His bond was
set at $3,500.
Vernon B. Ervin, 35, N.W
Ninth St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 26 by Deputy Yamil
Astacio on a charge of felony
criminal mischief. His bond was
set at $2,500.
Henry Robert Jenkin, 44, S.E.
33rd Drive, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 27 by Sergeant Dawn
Wendt on a felony charge of driv-
ing while license suspended ha-
bitual offender and possession of
counterfeit validation sticker. He
was also charged with the mis-
demeanor of attaching an unas-
signed license tag. His bond was
set at $5,500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
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event. However, he was re-arrest-
ed on Oct. 24 on an Okeechobee
County warrant Hr,
that upgraded
the charge.
Those records
indicate that the
man was origi-
nally charged .
with one count
of burglary and
one count of bat- Herman
tery. His bond at Wesley
that time was set Kaufman
at $10,500.


An arrest report by OCSO
Deputy Sergeant Clif Gill states
that Kaufman entered the victim's
home around 8:15 a.m. on Sept.
23 and hit the 18-year-old man in
the face as he slept on the couch.
The victim had a red area
around his eye that was "consis-
tent with a hand strike to the eye,"
stated Sgt. Gill's report.
Sgt. Gill states in his report that
Kaufman was apparently angry at
the victim over a family situation.
Kaufman and the victim are not
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can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
GREEN MARKET: Editor's note: A comment about Okeechobee
Main Street's Farmer's Market was in error. The caller apparently
was looking at a web site that had old information. The Green Mar-
ket is no longer in operation. We regret the error and any confusion
it may have caused.
HALLOWEEN: Parents, Please make sure your children under-
stand that when the porch and/or yard lights are off, there are no
treats. So don't knock at the door. When I am home and plan on
giving out treats both my porch and yard light are on. When treats
are gone or I am not home the lights are off and I don't want to be
bothered. My dogs go crazy enough when the kids come so after the
lights are off, Please don't ring the bell. This is a good way to know
who has treats and who doesn't want to be bothered. Have a Happy
Halloween.
TRICK OR TREAT: I think the pumpkin idea is fine. If you want
trick-or-treaters to know your house has treats, put out a lighted jack-
o-lantern or if you don't have a pumpkin, turn on the porch lights.
If the porch lights are off and there is no jack-o-lantern, kids should
leave that house alone. Not everyone wants to celebrate Halloween,
but there are plenty of folks who do. If you run out of treats, turn off
the light or blow out the candle.
PRAYER AND FASTING: this is an important election for our
country. I think prayer and fasting is appropriate for one feels so led
by God. For me fasting has more to do with helping me get focused
on God and to hear his direction more clearly. I do not believe fasting
has any sway over God or influence to change events. I believe it does
more for the one fasting. But there are many recorded national fasts
in scripture when God directed his people to pray and fast during
times of national importance.
CRISIS: The things we believe can fix an economic crisis if we
vote right and are alert to what is going on with the government. Also
we can do something about our personal actions regarding the fuel
situation. Less demand has brought the price of gas down. Unfortu-
nately the lesser demand has been caused by crooks in the banking
industry and those who did what they could to force the banks to
lend to people who didn't have the where-with-all to repay the loans.
In addition the greedy real estate brokers and speculators doing what
they could to drive up prices and cash in. The country is in the kind
of trouble we are now because of a bunch of crooks in high places,
whether the place be someones position or bank account. T. Boone
Pickens is a Republican who is trying to promote energy sources that
can be put into use immediately as well as other measures that in
the long run will break our dependence on foreign oil. Obama is not
going to do it for us.
NEWS: On television Sunday night I saw two very interesting seg-
ments about the current economy. One was about the cause of the
economic crisis, and they went back to 2000 when the banking and
finance industry was deregulated, and the kinds of speculation which
until that time were illegal, were then allowed. That deregulation,
which was signed into law by Bill Clinton, is the reason things went
so wrong on Wall Street and with the banks. George Bush has made
plenty of mistakes too, but the banking crisis goes back to legislation
passed by a lame duck Congress and signed into law by Bill Clinton.
It took nearly eight years for the effects of that deregulation to hit us
but now we are really in trouble.
AMENDMENT 2: I want to set a good example for my children
and grandchildren and because I do, I Will Be Voting Yes On Amend-
ment Two. Our Family and Our Church believes that marriage should
be between a man and a woman. Children should have both a moth-
er and a father, and they should be of different genders.
CONSTITUTION: The Constitution should NEVER be used to
limit, take away rights or to propel one's religious beliefs on society
as a whole. This goes against the very foundation of what America
was built on. I am a Christian, however I do not believe in forcing
or legislating my beliefs on anybody. Is that what the Christian Right
means when they call us a Christian Nation, that Christianity should
be the State Religion. God forbid that we ever lose sight of what his-
tory has taught us.
FALL BACK: Don't forget to change your clocks on Nov. 2. And
don't forget it's spring forward, fall back.
BALANCE OF POWER: There seems to be a big deal over the fact
the Senator John McCain voted in favor of President Bush's policies 90
percent of the time. Not a big deal as for them to have been approved
it took many more votes in favor than just Senator John McCain's. I am
sure Senator Obama probably voted in favor with some of President
Bush's policies. If the House, Senate and Congress have the power
to work with or against the President of the United states then why
do people worry about who they vote for? The President is the one
that applies policies, it does make a difference since each candidate
has different views on how they want to run the country and how
they want to deal with foreign countries. The President can influence
the House/Senate, but does not have control. It's the basis for our
"checks and balances." No one branch, Executive (Pres), Legislative
(Congress) or Judicial will have the most power. The President also
may have to appoint Supreme Court Justices, these appointments are
likely to affect how our constitution is interpreted. Congress writes
laws and allocates the spending for the nation the problem is that
they don't necessarily spend it the way the people of America want it
spent, they spend it along party lines. If one particular party doesn't
have a 2/3 majority the President can veto those spending bills. My
solution would be to have a web page so that American citizens can
vote on each spending bill thereby forcing congress to do OUR work
and not theirs. The President will appoint personnel that he believes
will best serve the country. If the President is a Socialist, he is likely to
pick other Socialists. Many of us, meaning Americans, are not Social-
ists. We worry about that. In my non professional opinion, the two
party system no longer works. If we get a Republican President (like
we have now) and a Democratic Congress (also, like we have now),
then we end with a government that finds itself in a constant stale-
mate because they're always at one another's throats. On the other
hand, if we get a Democratic Congress with a Democratic President,
or a Republican President with a Republican Congress, then we wind
up with one side or the other calling all the shots.
ELECTORAL COLLEGE: The Electoral College maintains a fed-
eral system of government and representation. The House of Rep-
resentatives was designed to represent the States according to the
size of their population. The Senate was designed to represent each
State equally regardless of its population. And the Electoral College
was designed to represent each State's choice for the presidency with
the number of each State's electoral votes being the number of its
Senators plus the number of its Representatives. To abolish the Elec-
toral College in favor of a nationwide popular election for president
would strike at the heart of the federal structure and would lead to
the nationalization of our central government. Indeed, if we become
obsessed with government by popular majority as the only consider-
ation, should we not then abolish the Senate which represents States
regardless of population? Should we not correct the minor distortions


in the House by changing it to a system of proportional representa-
tion? This would accomplish "government by popular majority" and
guarantee the representation of minority parties, but it would also
demolish our federal system of government.
BE CAREFUL: Please be careful during the upcoming holidays.
So you know, the Christmas parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec.
13. Please use designated drivers if you drink. Please watch for others
who do not and call 911 if you see drunk drivers. Guide the officers to
your location and they'll do the rest.
EMAILS: You can stop the brainwashing emails going out to all
the sheep in the Democratic and Republican parties by registering
independent. Both parties are corrupt, Vote out all incumbent, state
and federal.


Letters to the Editor


Halloween
In response to comments
about the Halloween festival at
the Agri-Civic Center, I would like
to make it clear that the event is
an optional alternative to door-to-
door trick or treating.
In speaking with Sheriff May,
he confirmed that children are
still able to do the traditional
neighborhood walk. He has not
banned it.
When we talk about the safety
of children, it's not just about "bad
candy". It's about streets with no
lights, streets with no sidewalks.
It's about the safety of children
walking on the sides of the streets
in the dark. This can be worse if it
is raining. I've had elderly neigh-
bors tell me their concerns about
opening their doors at night, es-
pecially when it's later and the
teenagers are out.
This event is a safe and fun
alternative for those who want
to attend. For those who did not
attend last year, it was an amaz-
ing event to watch the thousands
of children in costume having fun
playing games, keeping dry in a
torrential rainstorm, competing
in a costume contest, and leaving
with smiles and a bagful of candy.
This year the COPS have created a
haunted house and a land of the
Wizard of Oz. There are other al-
ternatives also. Some of the local
churches host a festival for their


children.
It's all about choices.
Have a safe and Happy Hal-
loween, whatever you choose.
Maureen Burroughs
President
Okeechobee Main Street

Three character traits
of an ideal American
What makes an ideal Ameri-
can? Is it one's outside appear-
ance or the money they possess?
Is it the popularity maintained in
our worldly society? I do not think
so. I believe Americans should
be made of more superior attri-
butes than that even if they are
not always displayed. Character
should be the primary goal of an
ideal American. Although every
character trait one can acquire is
seemingly important, three traits
that I believe are especially influ-
ential to all Americans are hon-
esty, a forgiving heart, and a sense
of responsibility not only to one's
country but to God and family as
well.
The first character trait that is
not necessarily most important,
but is a valuable one to have is
honesty. Honesty should be pres-
ent in every situation. The truth
is always needed even if it brings
your image down at first. It is al-
ways needed even if it brings cor-
rection to one's self. It is always


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Anyone interested in adopting Peanut, please contact Sue
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the best policy and will set your
conscience at ease. God will re-
ward your efforts in the end, and
He should always be the first in
mind for us to please.
A second trait that is essential
to an American is having a forgiv-
ing heart; though it is not always
easy to forgive those who have
hurt you or insulted you. We
should keep in mind that no one
is perfect except for Jesus, and
one should strive to be forgiving
just as He forgave those who cru-
cified him.
Besides these two character
traits, an equally important if not
more important trait every ideal
American should contain is a
sense of responsibility to one's
country, one's family, and most
importantly God. Every American
has a special responsibility once
they turn 18 to vote. It is impor-
tant to express an interest in the
people who lead our country
even if it seems our one small
vote does not make a difference.
Responsibility to family is some-
thing needed in many American's
today. God expects us to care and
lead our families under His will
and protection. Responsibility
to God is the most precious trait
to posses. If it were not for Him,
we would not have our lives or a
world to live in. God loved us so
much that He gave His life and
died for us. The least we can do


is give our lives to serve Him. Be-
cause now as Christians we have
life eternal to enjoy through him.
Character is needed in every
ideal American. The three traits of
honesty, forgiveness, and a sense
of responsibility can help us live
better lives and lead others if we
will only reach out and acquire
them.
Kaley Dees

Mobile home owners
It is common among mobile
home owners like me to feel like
our elected officials find our in-
terests less important than those
of site built home owners. But,
I have never felt that way about
Senator JD Alexander.
Senator Alexander under-
stands the needs of mobile home
owners and has consistently
stood up for our interests. He has
been a good friend to our com-
munity and other mobile home
communities in his district and I
will be proud to cast my vote for
him this year.
Bill Williams,
District President
Federation of
Manufactured Home
Owners of Florida


Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 29
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-2893.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W. Fifth Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972, (Behind Napa Auto Parts), A.A. Grapevine
Group, Open Discussion, 6:30 p.m.; NA. Nowhere Left To Go Group
8 p.m., Open Discussion.The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is
not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Thursday, Oct. 30
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W. Fifth Street
(Behind Napa Auto Parts), NA. Sickest Of The Sick Group, Basic
Text, 8 p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated
with any 12 step fellowships.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship 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 the American Legion Post 64 501 SE Second 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. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
863-357-6257.
Grieving parents support group is a nondenominational
group of parents who meet every Thursday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at
the Red Cross building classroom, Court Plaza, 323 N. Parrott Ave.
To help support and comfort one another after the loss of a child
through shared experience. For information call Georgene at 863-
763-2957 or Melanie and Tony at 863-763-4149.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
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 will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will
meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W
Third St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at 863-763-7185.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome to join. 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.
New Beginning's meeting of Narcotics Anonymous will be
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W. Fifth Ave. It will be an open discussion meeting.
For more information call Monika Allen at 863-801-3244.
AA. 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.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5 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 Mim Kapteina at 863-763-6510.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W 6th 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.
Okeechobee County Cancer Support Group welcomes all
cancer patients, survivors and supporters to attend, support and
encourage each other. We meet the first Thursday of each month at
5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 401 SW Fourth St., Okeechobee,
(entrance is the door to the W in front of church). Please contact
Susie Pickering at 863-467-5831 or First Baptist Church at 863-763-
2171 for more information.

Friday, Oct. 31
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming 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.


4 OPINION


Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 29, 2008




Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 29, 2008 5


Wrongful death


lawsuit filed


against local firm


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The surviving spouse of a
man who was left paralyzed
when a 6' by 9' foot piece of
granite fell on him at a local
business, has sued in Okeecho-
bee Circuit court amid a negli-
gence and wrongful death claim
against the company.
Alicia Col, the personal repre-
sentative of the Enrique 'Henry'
Maaz Estate, filed the litigation
in October against Advanced
Stone Technology, Inc. who
does business as Expo Stone,
Incorporated.
Attorney John DeLeon of Ft.
Lauderdale filed the claim.
The legal documents al-
lege the company invited Mr.
Maaz onto the property in the
Okeechobee County industrial
park on N.W 16th Blvd on Nov.
15, 2006. While he was a visitor
of the property, the granite re-
portedly fell on his head and left


him paralyzed.
The litigation claims the
granite was stored in a negligent
manner.
Mr. Maaz became a paraple-
gic and was never able to re-
cover. He died after numerous
surgical procedures on Dec. 15,
2006.
The litigation which names
Mrs. Col and her three children
as plaintiffs, asks for damages
that exceed $15,000. The law-
suit seeks damages for men-
tal pain and suffering, future
earnings, medical and funeral
expenses, loss of support, and
other claims.
The Maaz family lives in Alta
Verapaz, Guatemala. Maaz has
a 10-year-old son, a 6-year-old
daughter, and a 28 year old
daughter.
OSHA Spokesman Les Grove
said his office had no record of
an investigation involving that
company in Okeechobee.


Jobless rate near double digits


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The unemployment rate re-
mained at 9.9 percent in Sep-
tember as the Florida Agency
for Workforce Innovation, Labor


Market Statistics Center reported
that 1,844 Okeechobee residents
collected unemployment checks
during those 30 days.
1,835 collected unemploy-
ment during August, which was
slightly lower than the September


Submitted photo
Check presentation
Waste Management's Jenny Pung presents a check in
support of the Okeechobee Blood Roundup, to Raye De-
usinger, Roundup Chairman. This is the third year Waste
Management has underwritten the blood drive which will
be held November 14 and 15. They are holding a poster
showing a lasso-throwing, boot-wearing Blood Drop which
the elementary school children of Okeechobee are having
a contest to name. Each class selects a name for Blood
Drop. One name is selected from each school and will be
voted on by Raulerson Hospital officers. Their choice will
become the official name for Blood Drop for future drives.
The decision will be made just before the Roundup.


jobless rate.
The jobless rate this year is
much higher than the rate re-
ported in September, 2007.
There were 1,178 residents on
the unemployment line last year.
Okeechobee had the fifth highest
jobless rate among the state's 67
counties last month.
Glades County had 409 people
out of work last month a rate of
8.2 percent. That compared to
414 who were unemployed in


August, a rate of 8.5 percent. Last
September Glades County had
276 people unemployed, a job-
less rate of 6.0 percent. Glades
County was 14th highest among
the state's 67 counties last month
in terms of unemployment.
The state jobless rate was 6.8
percent in September. The highest
rate was found in Hendry County,
where 14.1 percent of workers
were jobless. The lowest rate was
in Walton County, 4 percent.


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Community Events


Book Club plans
to meet
Friends of the Okeechobee
Library Book Club will meet on
Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in
the Okeechobee County Library
Board Room. The group will sug-
gest titles for the next six months
and vote on them. Everyone is
encouraged to bring their favor-
ite Halloween cookie. For more
information call Jan Fehrman at
863-357-9980.

Blood transfusion
program at library
In anticipation of the Novem-
ber Roundup, representatives of
The Okeechobee Blood Roundup
and Florida's Blood Centers will
be at the Okeechobee Library
from 11 to 2, Oct. 30. A talk on
the history of blood transfusion
will begin at 11 followed by a
video on the value of donating. A
question and answer information
session will follow. For informa-
tion, call Raye at 610-2176.

BHR VFD to host
spaghetti dinner
BHR VFD will be hosting a spa-
ghetti dinner on Saturday, Nov. 1.
from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. Donation
of $5. Call 863-532-9015 or 863-
467-8220 for information.


Eagles 4137 plans
party and yard sale
Friday, Oct. 31 the Eagles
4137 will hold a steak night/Hal-
loween party. Best dressed guy
and girl will receive a $25 gift
card for Wal-Mart for their prize;
Saturday, Nov. 1 Sunday, Nov. 2
from 8 a.m. until noon the Lady's
Auxiliary will hold a yard sale. All
proceeds from yard sale will go
towards 2009 Snowball Chari-
ties; Sunday, Nov. 2 from 9 until
11 a.m. breakfast will be served
for a $5 donation. You may begin
dropping yard sale items off dur-
ing the week of Oct. 26-Oct. 31.
For further information call 863-
763-2552.

Friends of the
Okeechobee Library
Board Election
The election of officers for the
Friends of the Okeechobee Library
Board for the coming year will be
held on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 4:30
p.m. in the library board room. The
nominations are as follows: Marion
Davis, President; Jan Fehrman,
Vice-President; Hazel Parnis, Secre-
tary; Renee Witter Treasurer, Janet
McKenna, Membership Chairman.
Nominations will also be accepted
from the floor. The public is invited
to attend. The board meets the first
Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m.
in the Okeechobee Library Board
Room and is open to the public.


Obituaries


Obituaries should be submit
ted to the Okeechobee News by
e-mailing obits@newszap.com.
Customers may also request
photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is
available at www.newszap.com.

Annie Lee Smith, 83
OKEECHOBEE Annie Lee Smith,
of Okeechobee, died Thursday, Oct.
23, 2008. She was 83.
She was born Nov. 12, 1924, to the
late Phillip A. Smith and Willie
Smith.
She worked as a night counselor
for Eckerd Youth Alternatives. Having
come to ('i., i. i..l. from Orlando
in the 1930s she was a 1943, gradu-
ate of Jones High School in Orlando
and member of the Bethel Mission-
ary Baptist Church.
She enjoyed going to church, cook-
ing, sewing, and spending time with
her family and grandkids. She was
raised by her grandmother after her
mother passed away.
She is survived by her children, Pa-
tricia Jackson (George) and Marion
Smith both of Okeechobee and
Wanda Smith of Tampa; grandchil-
dren, Edith Wilcher (Anthony), Ray
Smith, Sharon Smith, George Jack-
son III (Vivian), Myron Jackson
(Sherley), Phillip Smith, Steven
Smith, Aliceson Smith, Meredith
Smith; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until
service time at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct.
31 at Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church. Burial will be in Evergreen
Cemetery. Pastor L.T. Camel will offi-
ciate.
Friends may sign the guest book at
bassokeechobeefuneralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the care of Bass ( 'i.. . i ..- Funeral
Home and Crematory, 205 N.E. 2nd
St., Okeechobee.

James Robert
Story Sr., 71
OKEECHOBEE James Robert
Story Sr., of Okeechobee, died Mon-
day, Oct. 27, 2008, in Raulerson Hos-
pital. He was 71.
Born April 15, 1937, in Kenansville,
he had been a lifetime resident of
Okeechobee.
He is preceded in death by his
wife, Maggie Yates Story.
He is survived by a son, James
Robert Story Jr. (Priscilla) of Okee-
chobee; brothers, Earl Story of
Okeechobee, Wayne Williams of
Lakeland; five grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren and a host of
nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation or ser-
vices.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
North East 5th Street, ( 'i. . i..1,, ,
View obituaries
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Mirtelina 'Taty'
Castro, 68
OKEECHOBEE Mirtelina "Taty"
Castro, of ( 'i. lI.. ,i,,, died Friday,
Oct. 24, 2008, in
John F Kennedy
Hospital.
Born October
20, 1940 in Puerto
Rico, she had
been a resident of
,i.,,I ,,,I.... for
the past 20 years
and enjoyed Church, photo albums,
and collecting Angels.
She is survived by her husband Al-
fredo Lobato; daughter, Edna Mala-
gon (Luis) of ( 'i.. i i. sons,
Louis Rodriguez of Miami Beach,
Raul Estemera (Sandra) of Orlando,
Alex Estremera (Janet) of Okeecho-
bee, Joey Estremera of South Bay,
Christopher Estremera (Bridgett) of
( '.. i. ..li Julio Castro of Okee-
chobee; 19 grandchildren and 19
great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on
Saturday in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel starting at 6 p.m. until
service time of 2 p.m. on Sunday
which will be held at the En Cuen-
tro, Con Dios.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
North East 5th Street, Okeechobee.
Joseph Alton O'Dell, 71
OKEECHOBEE Joseph Alton
O'Dell, of (i, i,,i,, died Mon-
day, Oct. 27, 2008, in Columbia Hos-
pital. He was 71.
Born July 18,
1937, in New
Tazewell, Tenn.,
he had been a
resident of Okee-
chobee since
1988 and was a
member of the
North Church of God and the
B.A.S.S.
He is preceded in death by his par-
ents, Joseph and Elsie (England)
O'Dell; son Ronald O'Dell; sister,
Molly; and brother, Douglas.
He is survived by a wife, Tina
O'Dell of (oi.. .. i,, son, Roy
O'Dell( Tina Jarrell O'Dell) of Okee-
chobee; sisters, Sudie Mae Andrews
of North Carolina, Glenetta Shoffner
(Bill) of Tennessee, Jenetta Shoffner
(Doyle) of Tennessee; several nieces
and nephews; grandchildren, Joey,
Jessica, Jeanne; three step-grand-
children; six great-grandchildren and
three step-great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be at 6
p.m. Sunday at the North Okeecho-
bee Church of God. Burial will be at
a later date in Hopper Cemetery,
Claiborne County, Tenn.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
butions may be made to the Teen
Anglers Association.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
North East 5th Street, ( 'i.,, . ,i i..


IRSC hosts Hispanic
Health Fair
The Public is Invited to this
Free Event
Indian River State College,
the Mexican Consulate and
other healthcare agencies will
co-sponsor a health fair focus-
ing on the Hispanic community
Saturday, Nov. 1. Agencies will be
conducting various screenings for
HIV cancer, diabetes and dental
issues. IRSC will also provide in-
formation about its educational
programs and services. The event
is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the
Koblegard Student Union at the
IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce.
Over ten agencies will pro-
vide information and screenings
for the Hispanic community on
health and safety issues includ-
ing hypertension, diabetes, sexu-
ally transmitted diseases, heart
disease, obesity, nutrition, dental
health, women's health, mental
health and more.

United Way sponsors
Day of Caring
United Way of Okeechobee
members and many community
volunteers are sponsoring a "Day
of Caring" on Nov. 1, at 8 a.m.
in Okeechobee. This is a day the
United Way has set aside to thank
the Okeechobee Community for
supporting them and to bring
awareness to our community that
United Way is here. United Way
members have chosen a home
in Okeechobee that is in need of
painting and landscaping. Also
planned on the same day is a
group of Community in Schools
partners will paint the skate board
office at the Skate Board Park. For
more information please call 863-
634-0915.

OHS Class of 1979
plans reunion
Join in a celebration at the 30
year reunion of the Class of 1979
for Okeechobee High School on
Friday, Nov. 7. The Class of '79
will gather at the homecoming
football game at 7:30 p.m. Af-
ter the game, they will meet at
Kahootz for refreshments and
to reminisce with old friends.
Saturday, Nov. 8 there will be a
dinner dance at Good Spirits spe-
cial event room. Meet and greet
friends at Happy Hour in the Tiki
bar at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m.
with dancing afterwards. For in-
formation and tickets go to www.
OHS1979.ClassQuest.com or call
Diane Mitchum Prescott at 863-
634-1257. Class of '79 members
are encouraged to spread the
word about the reunion.

Class of 99' reunion
planned
Plans are in motion for the
Class of 1999 reunion on the
weekend of Nov. 7-8. For more
information go to www.myspace.
com/OHS1999 or email OHS99-
GRADS@yahoo.com.

Wildlife Center holds
open house
Arnold's Wildlife and Rehabili-
tation Center will hold an open
house on Saturday, Nov. 8, from
10 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will be held
at 14895 N.W 30th Terrace. Adult
tickets are $10 and children un-
der twelve years of age are $5.
Be sure to visit the half-acre free-
roaming butterfly garden. There
are also thirty different species of
native and exotic animals for you
to see and photograph. A lunch
of hot dogs, chips and a drink will
be available for a donation. There
will also be activities for the chil-
dren. Go north on 441 until you
get to the flashing light. Turn left
and go west for about two miles
and look for the Arnold Wildlife
sign. For more information or di-
rections please call Sue Arnold at
863-763-4630.


OHS reunion 1950
through 1959
A reunion will be held for
those that graduated or were in
Okeechobee High School in the
1950s. The event will be held Nov.
8 at the Shrine Club. If you know
someone who should be invited
send that name to Betty William-
son, P.O. Box 248, Okeechobee,
FL, 34973. Also if you are eligible
and have changed your address in
the past five years please let them
know so you can have more infor-
mation sent to you. The occasion
is sponsored by the Okeechobee
Historical Society and any profit
will assist with projects such as
two $500 scholarships given each
year to a deserving senior female
and male student.

Croppin' Crew to meet
The "Croppin' Crew" scrap-
bookers will hold an all-day crop
on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m. This month the crop
will take place at Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane.
There will be a hands-on dem-
onstration of eyelets and brads to
add a little pizzaz to your scrap-
booking and cardmaking proj-
ects. All levels of scrapbookers are
welcome. Please bring a covered
dish if you wish to participate in
our pot luck luncheon. Bring any
scrapbook pages on which you
are currently working. For more
information call Joan at 863-467-
0290 or Corry at 863-467-2231.


Chamber luncheon
planned
The new Okeechobee cham-
ber of commerce luncheon will
be on Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Sean Moore with the Small Busi-
ness Development Center will be
speaking. Their services include
Free, confidential one on one
counseling for prospective or cur-


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Extension Service: How Does Your Garden Grow?


By Dan Culbert,
Extension Horticulture
Agent

Greenhouse
vegetables
What are the best vegetables
to grow in a greenhouse? What
is the best soil to use for planters
in a greenhouse? Steve
Almost any kind of vegetable
can be grown in a greenhouse,
but as space is often limited,
choose those that can be staked,
vining plants that can be trained
to a trellis or those that are able
to stand up on their own. Plants
that provide a continuous crop
are also a better choice than ones
that are completely harvested.
Also consider how long it will
take to grow the crop to maturity.
Long-season plants may be an in-
efficient use of expensive green-
house space. Popular greenhouse
plants could include tomatoes,
peppers, cucumbers, pole beans
and peas plus most herb plants.
Among those that would take
up a lot of space but give limited
amount of produce would be
sweet corn, sweet potatoes, and
watermelons.
Almost any vegetable can be
grown in a greenhouse, but in our
area, equal gardening success at
a reduced cost can be done out-


side. Cool season plants like col-
lards and other cole crops will
make it through all but the most
severe hard freeze.
The best greenhouse soils
would be the artificial soil mixes
found at garden centers. See the
UF Bulletin "Mini-gardening"
(http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VH032)
for more hints on selecting plants
and container soils.

Vegetable Fertilizers
What is the best fertilizer for
vegetables? I was told that it was
best to use composted cow ma-
nure. How do you know when to
fertilize vegetables? Charlie
Fertilizers used in the vegetable
garden can be either slow release
or quick release. The amount
applied and the frequency will
be much different depending on
which is used.
Slow release fertilizers are of-
ten called "organic" fertilizers,
and are usually a more expensive
form of nutrients. Before being
absorbed, they must be changed
into soluble forms that can be tak-
en up by the plant roots. They are
often added to garden bed soils
when planted, and supplemental
"side-dressings" may be added
throughout the crop's growing
season.
Quick release nutrients are
often in-organic forms that are


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ready to be taken into the veg-
etable plant, but they also can be
washed out of the soil if there is
too much rain (or irrigation).
Composted cow manure is an
organic source, but the relative
amount (called the analysis) of
nutrients is often quite low. Most
vegetables will need more than
just cow manure as a nutrient
source. Organic material is quite
valuable to the vegetable garden,
however, as it serves as the "glue"
that helps to keep fertilizers and
beneficial soil organisms in place.
Compost is another great source
of organic material.
I'd recommend that a combi-
nation be used: apply the granu-
lar organic forms at planting, then
use dilute solutions of soluble fer-
tilizers as the seeds or plants start
to grow, and follow-up with side
dressings of additional granular
fertilizers if needed. Check the
results of your soil test or review
the Florida Vegetable Gardening
Guide (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/
VH021) for the exact amount
needed per foot of garden row.


Watering Small
Vegetable Plants
Do young vegetable plants
started from seed need to be wa-
tered every day? How much just
a sprinkle? When is the best time
to water plants In the mornings
or evenings? What does it mean
when leaves turn yellow on veg
etable plants? Tim
When growing vegetable
transplants or starting them in
the garden, check the seedlings
every day to see if they need wa-
ter. Use the finger test: stick your
finger into the soil to see it if feels
cool. If it is, it is probably moist
enough; if it feels dry, it will need
water. Then don't water again un-
til it feels dry.
The amount to water will de-
pend on the size of the plants
and how much rain has recently
fallen. Right now, /2 to 1 inch of
rain or irrigation per week would
be more than enough. Best time
to water plants is in the morning;
that way if the plants get wet, they
will dry off before dark. Wet, dark
plants are more likely to rot.
If all the leaves are turning yel-
low, it can mean that the roots are
waterlogged or maybe affected
by a soil born fungi. It could also
be a number of other issues like a
lack of fertilizer. If it's just the bot-
tom few leaves, it may be a nor-


mal leaf loss as new leaves shade
out older ones. Bring us a picture
or a whole plant if you have sev-
eral plants to spare.

Small seed spacing
How do you plant tiny veg-
etable seeds without getting
them too unevenly distributed?
Last year all my carrots came
up bunched together and I really
had to thin them.-Teresa-
There are some companies
that sell "seed tape" where seed
are spaced out at the proper dis-
tance. Others make pelitized seed
- little "pills" that are easier to
handle. However, these are ex-
pensive ways to insure proper
seed spacing.
I like to carefully open a corner
of the seed pack and lightly tap
my finger on the side to let out a
few seed at a time. Another idea
is to mix some of the seed with a
small amount of coarse builder's
sand or vermiculite, which would
then be easier to spread in the
seed furrow. In most cases, thin-
ning carrot seedlings will usually
be needed.
Send us your garden questions by
fax 863-763-5901, email okeenews@
newszap.com or drop it off at the
Okeechobee News office at 107 SW
17th St. Suite D, Okeechobee, FL
34974. The University of Florida -
Okeechobee County Extension office
will pick out a few questions that


would be of greatest interest to local
residents and publish brief answers
in the Okeechobee News.
We need questions by Monday at 5
p.m. Include your name and phone
or e-mail address in case we need
more information. (We can publish a
question as anonymous if you wish).
Clear photographs (digitalpre-
ferred) may also be submitted. Do
not drop by actual plant specimens
(unless it is a prize tomato for our
salad or a beautiful flower for our
office!) We reserve the right to edit
all questions for space. The answers
will be placed on the Okeechobee
Extension website; they will include
links to additional references.
More information is available on
the award-winning Okeechobee web
page, http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu.
If you need additional information
on vegetable gardening, please email
the Extension office okeechobee@
ifas.ufl.edu, call 863-763-6469, or
stop by at 458 Hwy. 98 North in
Okeechobee. Best time is to visit our
Okeechobee County Master Garden-
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8 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 29, 2008


JROTC class members encouraged after recent events


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News

The JROTC class at Okeecho-
bee High School cadets are com-
mitted to the program and are
continuing to feel encouraged
following the recent events after
the Okeechobee County School
Board meeting, according to Ken
Kenworth, Assistant Superinten-
dent for Instruction.
Some issues about the cadet's
academic performance were
brought up at this meeting where
parents and cadets addressed the
board concerning the program,
wishing to have Colonel Saucier
reinstated. It was alleged at the
meeting by parents that the ma-
jority of the class were currently
failing the program.
According to Mr. Kenworthy,


after pulling the grade distribution
report after all of the grades for
the first nine weeks were posted,
he did not see an abnormally high
number of Fs.
"In fact, of the 86 students re-
ceiving nine weeks grades, eight
percent of the students earned
an F," stated Mr. Kenworthy. He
went on to explain that "although
we are concerned when any stu-
dent receives a failing grade, the
grade distribution for this class
is representative of many other
classes across the district. If you
applied this grade distribution to
a bell curve, more students in the
JROTC program received an A or
B than the norm, meaning good
things are happening academical-
ly and the students are perform-
ing better than average."
The Okeechobee High School


principal, Toni Wiersma reports
the Army's curriculum is being
utilized in the classroom under
the direction of substitute Jim
Pippin, who is a former teacher,
dean and has a military back-
ground. Mrs. Wiersma monitors
disciplinary referrals that have
resulted from the program and
reported that nothing is out of the
ordinary.
The JROTC program is con-
ducted in accordance with curric-
ulum provided by the U.S. Army.
JROTC Operations Officer
Chief High School Branch 6th Bri-
gade Anthony Proulx explained
that JROTC is a Department of De-
fense sponsored program. Due to
the cost sharing of the Army and
the school district, the Army re-
tains certain authorities of review
of JROTC programs to ensure that


they are operating according to
the contract with the district.
The Army provides the cur-
riculum for the program which
includes a very diverse type of
instruction. According to Proulx,
the curriculum includes military
science; military history; earth
science and geography; first aid;
drug demand awareness; public
speaking; service learning; and
leadership, which includes the
drill and ceremony aspects of the
program.
JROTC programs are strictly
forbidden to participate in any
tactical maneuvers; it is not a pro-
gram aimed at training future mil-
itary officers. The mission of the
program is to "motivate young
people to be better citizens."
According to Mr. Proulx, "this
means that members of the


JROTC do not have to be planning
on going into the military. They
are not training officers neces-
sarily in JROTC. They are instead
training future leaders."
The district is working to fill
one of the JROTC instructor posi-
tions which has been advertised.
By Thursday, Mrs. Wiersma had


completed two interviews with
applicants. The district is still
completing reference checks and
has not made any decisions on
whether to offer the position to
either applicant.
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Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
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Churches plan festivals and bazaars


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A Family Fall Festival will be
sponsored by First Baptist
Church, 401 S.W Fourth St., from
5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.
All activities are free. There will be
activities for elementary and pre-
school age children.
Freedom Ranch will host a
Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 31,
featuring The Grouper Therapy
Band, Redeemed and Capstone.
There will be a Spooky Haunted
Trail, a Pumpkin Carving Contest
(please bring your pumpkin al-
ready carved), and Best Costume
Judging! Please bring finger foods
and snacks. The party is from 7
to 10 p.m. Freedom Ranch is lo-
cated at 11655 U.S. Hwy 441 SE.
For more information, call 863-
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The women of First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second St., will have their annual
bazaar in the church fellowship
hall on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 8
a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a vari-
ety of crafts, quilted items, knives,
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will be available from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. Proceeds will go to mission
projects locally and abroad. For
information call 863 763 4021.
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items and a bake sale.
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Christian Academy.


The Middle School Youth
Gathering of Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane,
will be held Nov. 7- 9 at the Lake
Wales Conference Center. This
will be a weekend filled with mu-
sic, games, service projects, work-
shops and more and is open to all
youth in the sixth through eighth
grades. A rummage store and
country store will be held Nov.
15 in the fellowship hall from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will ben-
efit the Okeechobee Community
Food Bank and other community
projects. Donated items can be
dropped off the week of Nov. 9 in
room 205 in the fellowship hall.
Word of Life Super 2008 is com-
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grade 9 or above, you are invited
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 29, 2008 9



Political blogs on the internet: How to find them


By Diane Timmons
Okeechobee News
We are down to less than a
week until the big presidential
election. Whether you are tired
of the political campaigning or
cannot get enough of it, there is
a blog somewhere on the Inter-
net that would like to hear from
you. The Internet is all about
information and opinions, and
it welcomes yours. That's what
blogging is all about.
I wanted to use this week's
column to introduce you to this
phenomenon on the Internet
known as blogging. Blogs, as we
know them today, have been on


the Internet since the late '90s
when blogging software was in-
troduced. Where did the name
of this activity come from? It is
derived from the related word,
weblog. Okay, that makes sense.
We all know what a log is, a writ-
ten account of an activity by one
or many people, usually in the
order the events occur. The defi-
nition of blogging is to write en-
tries, add material to, or maintain
a weblog.
But on the Internet in a weblog
the most recent entry by the blog-
ger is posted at the beginning of
the blog, with earlier entries fol-
lowing in reverse chronological
order. That means the newest


Bank supports Halloween Celebration


How do you make a witch
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Keep her waiting for hours!
There will be no need to
make any witches stew or brew
on Halloween night because
there will be plenty of tricks and
treats to go around at the 4th
Annual Halloween Celebration!
Thisyear's event is being held at
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ter from 6 to 9 p.m. First Bank
and Trust of Indiantown is proud
to join the Okeechobee Main
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rate sponsor.
The bank invites all the trick or
treaters to stop by the First Bank
and Trust of Indiantown "Witch-
es Den" for some special creepy
treats, and, solve the spooky
word search and you can register
to win a $50 savings bond. Word
search entries are available now
through Halloween by stopping
by the branch at 205 E. North
Park Street. One winner will be


SuDminea pnoto
The staff at First Bank and Trust of Indiantown, Maria Can-
cino, Epi Juarez and Stephanie Yingling, invite all the trick
or treaters to stop by and solve the Spooky Word Search
for their chance to win a $50 United States Savings Bond.


drawn on Nov. 1. No purchase is
necessary and participants need
not be present to win.
In addition, First Bank and
Trust of Indiantown is helping
Okeechobee Main Street with


Woman Digs Tunnel From
Her House to Grocery Store
BEXAR COUNTY- After applying Thera-Gesic'to her
sore shoulders, Mary Ann W. dug a 3,927 foot tunnel
from her house directly to the entrance of her favorite
grocery store. When asked by curious onlookers why she
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the candy collection. Donations
are being taken now through
Oct. 31 at the branch.
For more information, please
contact First Bank and Trust of
Indiantown at 863-357-6880.


comment can be found at the top
of your screen.
And how does this pertain to
the political activity in the country
today? There are millions of blogs
on the Internet that discuss every-
thing you can imagine, and many
of those are discussing politics.
Bloggers have broken important
news stories or fueled public
opinion on matters of public in-
terest. Mentioned here are a few
of the political blogs to get a taste
of how this blogging works.
www.huffingtonpost.com is
a Democratic-leaning blog. Visi-
tors to this site are up 474 percent
from a year ago. Click on The Blog
to the left of the screen. Scroll to
whatever topic interests you.
www.drudgereport.com is a
Republican-leaning blog. Unique
visitors to this site are up 70 per-
cent from a year ago. Scroll down
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Family pet. Dearly missed!
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Female/Spade- Black & White
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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
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Job Training 227
Sales 230


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







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Buckhead Ridge area's. Call
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Weekends a must. Call Jack-
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for Cardiologist Office.
Please bring resume to office:
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Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
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today's classified.



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needed for outside & inside
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DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
License #1126
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or (863)261-6425

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Painting, Repairs, Carpentry
Power Washing
FREE CONSULTATION
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Hwy. 720, 2nd curve to left.
Fri., Sat. & Sun. 8am-5pm
Landscapers Welcome!
Call (954)727-6108
Ag#47233965

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & 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 & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




CENTRAL AIR UNIT 3 Ton,
Mobile Home package unit.
$1500 (863)673-0920


ANTIQUE DISPLAY Case Ap-
prox 4ft x 4ft tall off-white
glass top and front $150.
(863)228-0244


DISHWASHER Whirlpool,
w/sanitized wash & cutting
board top, good cond., $65.
(863)763-1997 Okee
FREEZER full size, works
great, door needs paint, $75
or best offer (863)261-4862
REFRIGERATOR Clean frost
free in great condition Whirl-
pool 29x63 $75.
(863)634-5236
REFRIGERATOR full size, like
new, $100 (863)227-3633
WASHER GE, never been
used, paid $635, asking
$400. (239)657-3723


REFRIGERATOR white, 18
cu. ft., top freezer w/icemak-
er, good cond., $185.
(863)763-1997 Okeechobee



SHEDS
12X24 with garage door
$3750.00 You Pick Up
or I Can Deliver!
863-228-1154


BICYCLE RACK Fits on the
trunk of a car, like new. $30
(863)946-3822
Bikes- 2-Men's 26 "10 spd,
Woman's 26" Cruisin Sport
$25.00 each. 1 26" bike for
parts $5.00 (863)763-4057
MOTORIZED BICYCLE 2 cy-
cle engine, cheap riding.
$400. (863)467-4551



BOOKS (50) Romance
books. $8. or will trade.
(863)763-1059
BOOKS AND gifts Exquisite
books and gifts for fabulous
prices. $234.
(080)326-5787



"EVERY BUILDING ON SALE!"
.Manufacturer Direct at
"ROCK BOTTOM PRICES"
32x60x18 $11,995.
35x60x16 $14,285.
40x80x16 $20,995.
48x1 00xl 8 $27,495.
60x120x18 $44,900. MANY
OTHERS! Pioneer Steel
(800)668-5422.
SHED Robin, 12x24, glvd.,
electric, 4 windows, wood
floor, $1450. Call
863-612-0992 (LaBelle)



AIR COND FLEXIBLE DUCT-
silver w/R6 rating, never
used, in box $65 for all
(863)467-0007
CEMENT BLOCKS New (Ap-
prox. 500). $250 for all 500
or will sep. (863)675-1435
HOT WATER HEATER 40 gal.
asking $50, electric, works
good (863)467-0007
ROOF SHEETING PBR panel,
3500 sq ft, 20 ft lengths,
$500 (772)342-7304



White Propane Stove- like
new, hardly used, great for
hurricane season
(863)634-6949


Baby Dresser- Light Oak
$20.00 OBO Call Christy
(863)697-1247
CHANGING TABLE Car Seats
Bouncer, safety bed rails,
Walker, Pack N Play. $140
will sep. 863-763-8409
GRACO Baby Crib/ Child Bed,
High Chair, Bouncer, Stroller
Like new. $200 for all, will
sep. (863)763-7609



8- pc China Set $25.00
(863)697-2044


BOYS CLOTHES 4T, summer
& winter, exc. cond., $60
takes all or will sell separate-
ly. (863)763-6131 Okee area
BOYS CLOTHES sz. 5, win-
ter, exc. cond., $40 takes all
or will sell separately.
(863)763-6131 Okee area
FLOWER GIRL dress laven-
der, size 6 & ring bearer tux,
black/white, size 4, never
worn, $150. 863-697-6316


SCRUB SETS printed tops,
solid pants and capris size
2x only. all like new.
$1 0/will sep. (863)467-7011
UNIFORMS -(5) dark green,
shirt-medium, pants 36
waist, $100 or best offer
(305)409-2341
WEDDING DRESS Wedding
dress w/ veil size 5 $200.
(863)228-0481
WEDDING GOWN White,
strapless, beaded design on
front, size X-lg, $150. Call
863-697-6316


Highwaymen Canvas Paint-
ing- Make an offer 467-0139
or 801-4699.


Beds- 1- Queen electric $350.,
1- Day bed $100.
(863)467-6100
BUNK BED Bunk bed with
ladder, desk, and dresser
$350/or best offer
(863)673-4952
BUNK BED Rustic wood,
twin on top, full on bottom,
w/mattresses $500
(863)697-0218
CHEST OF DRAWERS Tall
w/matching night stand. $65
for both. Call (863)763-0141
after 5pm.
CORNER CURIO CABINET,
Beautiful solid wood,
washed oak, glass shelves,
lights. $225 (863)634-5038
COUCH Leather & single love
seat. Great cond. Antique
rose. $300 neg. Will deliver
in LaBelle. (863)675-4098
COUCH & LOVESEAT cream
colored w/floral design,
$125 or best offer.
(863)467-8464
DINING ROOM Table 72x42
In.Oval Glass Top, Scratch-
less, Off White Dolphin Base,
Same color all cloth Chairs,
Beautiful! Priced to sell Firm
$100. (863)675-0047
DOUBLE FUTON Oak w/Palm
Tree Mattress & 2 drawers
below. New. $300
(863)675-1936 LaBelle.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Holds 27" TV Built In Speak-
ers. $125 (863)467-8110
KITCHEN TABLE white w/tile
top middle & butcher block
frame, 5 chairs, $125 or
best offer. (863)467-8464
LOVESEAT SOFA Moss
Green & Beige Striped. $85
(863)801-1358
MEXICAN RUSTIC Farm Table
- Beautiful! Will seat 6 peo-
ple, a must see!!! $600/o
best offer (863)228-0244





Lamps $17,100 Barstools
$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropleaf Dinette $197,
50 Table and 4 Chairs $397
up, 200 Recliners $297 up,
50 2pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687 up, 50 TV Ent.
Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed set $297 up, 50
4Pc Bedroom sets $387 up,
3Pc Livingroom tables
$97up, 100 headboards
$79 up.






OBLONG GLASS COFFEE TA-
BLE very unique, $100 or
best offer(239)246-9031 or
(863)675-2959
Queen Bed- frame, box spring
mattress & headboard $150.
firm. (863)634-2790
SERTA KING SIZE BED lots
of storage, 2 sets of linens &
spreads, $600 or best of-
fer(239)246-9031
SHOWCASE, glass front,
$25 863-302-1126 LaBelle
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS Solid
oak, $300 (863)697-0218
WATERBED Queen size w/in-
dividual water tubes. Very
good condition. Asking $125
(863)610-6195
WING BACK CHAIR & Large
Ottoman. Moss Green &
Beige Diamond Design. $80
(863)801-1358


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 29, 2008 11


BROWNING AUTO Belgian
made guns (6) 2 rifles, 4
shotguns, $3,600/will sep.
Call 863-532-9881
Gun Safe-1000 Ib asking
$2100 call for more info.
763-5986
REMINGTON 760 GameMaster
Early Model Pump-Trade 4
Pistol $350. (772)461-8822
SHOTGUN SHELLS 8 boxes
16 GA. NO 8 Remington
shotgun shells $3.
8 6 3 ) 8 2 4 0 8 3 5
863)634-5023



Elect Treadmill- Used very lit-
tle $100 Call Christy
(863)697-1247
Life Styler Cardio Fit- Bike Ex-
erciser $45.00
(863)763-4057
MOMENTUM 620 Elliptical
Trainer In great shape, 3
smart programs $150.
(863)763-2546
WElDER 8530 Home Gym -
needs new cable, you move.
$200. (863)763-2546
WEIGHT BENCH Stinger with
300 Ib weight set, curl bar &
bar bells, barely used. $175
(863)675-3016
WEIGHT BENCH w/incline, 2
bars, clamps, curl & leg ext,
plastic coated weights, $75
or best offer (863)261-4862



Woman's size 10 White Gold
1 1/2 Carat ring 3 large
stones $2800 OBO
(863)467-6100
Media I

Feeling Anxious About The
Future? Buy and read Dianet-
ics by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price: $20.00. Order Now.
Free Shipping. www.Diane-
ticsTampa.org or Call
(813)872-0722.
New Feather-Weight Motor-
ized Wheelchairs AT NO
COST TO YOU IF ELIGIBLE!
WE COME TO YOU! ENK
MOBILE MEDICAL
(800)693-8896
POWER CHAIR New, battery
& charger. Used very little.
Pd. $5000, Sell for $1500
(863)675-0122



Highwaymen Painting Make
an offer 467-0139 or
801-4699.
Ab Lounge $50,
(863)697-2044
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
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from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline.com
Bicycle-Fold up, adjustable
hight's, fits in truck, Great for
traveling $50.00 firm
(863)634-4722
FLAGPOLE, 20' with 10' de-
tachable cross arm, can dis-
play 2 Ig & 4 sm flags $85.
Paul 863-675-6556 LaBelle
GAS MASK w/Filter, Bio-
Chemical Nato. Israeli Mili-
tary Issue. Brand new. $75
(863)430-6987
LAP AFGHANS & REGULAR
AFGHANS variety of colors,
$50 will sell separately.
(863)983-7863
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08.
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ft long, you
(863)634-2303 (Okee area)
Saddles w/pads 3-misc items
all $200 OBO... Transport
wheelchair good cond $50.
(863)634-4722
TARP, 40 Ft.x40Ft., Camoflage































































































































color. New condition. $50 or
best offer. (863)801-3973 I
answer all messages.
TIRES, 4 Toyo P-195-65R15



































































































































good condition $80. LaBelle
863-840-0505



KEYBOARD player $50.
LaBelle 863-302-1126
Piano-Storey & Clark,Spinet,
Pecan wood finish,excellent
condition $1500.00
(863)763-5986
ADOLESCENT LEOPARD



















































































































































Gecko Beauty! EASYcare
w/tank & access, nvr hndld
$45/firm. (863)532-8023
ALBINO LEOPARD Gecko -























































































































































STUNNING! Colorless male


w/tank & access, nvr hndld
$95/neg. (863)532-8023
DOG HOUSE Wooden, Medi-
um size. $40
(863)763-2958
FISH TANK 30 gal., hood &
stand, complete, a couple
fish, $50. firm
(863)634-6949
RABBIT- 1 yr old, female,
friendly, with cage $20
(863)763-0277
SHIH-TZU PUPPIES 2 Male,
2 Female. Really small. Par-
ents w/papers on premises.
(863)634-5537


SEWING MACHINE Brothers.
Like new. Perfect condition.
$125 includes table.
(863)674-0027 LaBelle


COMPOUND HUNTING BOW -
BAS PRO COMPACT
BOW.60 LB. 30 PULL. LIKE
NEW $125. (863)763-4588
POOL TABLE 8 FOOT SLATE
POOL TABLE $400/or best
offer. (561)983-3676
(561)996-1026
POOL TABLE almost new,
with all accessories, $900 or
best offer (239)289-7637
TOTAL GYM 3000XL Tv
Model, Like New $400/or
best offer (863)763-4493



SPEAKER BOX 1" thick MDF
speaker box for three 12's w/
tan carpeting. $75/or best
offer. (863)697-8782
SPEAKERS (2) 15" Kicker
CVR, in box, w/2,000 watt
amp, $600. (863)697-8676
SURROUND SOUND SYS
Techwood, 1500 watts, 4-15
speakers incld. $1000 OBO
(863)634-2790



BIG SCREEN TV 60", picture
in picture, asking $250
(863)302-1656
HD TELEVISION 32" Sony
Wega High Definition Flat
Screen Television. 2yrs old.
$350. (863)697-6404
PANASONIC DVD Recorded &
Player New Records to
DVD & plays back, complete
$125. (772)461-8822
TELEVISION- beautiful, Sam-
sui, 34", brand new, paid
$700 asking $125
(863)675-2145
TV, SONY 27", with stand.
Paid $700 in 2000, selling
for $125. Call 863-467-7139
ZENITH TV 61" screen, good
condition. $1000 or best of-
fer (863)634-2790



Lincoln/Welder-Generator
$2100.00 call for more info.
(863)763-5986
METAL LATHE Craftsman At-
las, 36" w/tooling. $350 or
best offer (863)430-6987
Table Saw asking $200.00
call for more info.
(863)763-5986



FOOTBALL TABLE Halex.
Reg Adult Size. Good Condi-
tion. $40. (863)634-6601
X-BOX 360 with 2 controllers
and assorted games, $450
(863)532-0501

Agriculture





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




DRIVING HARNESS Leather,
for standard size horse. Sells
for $500, Asking $225. neg.
Never used. (863)675-4098



2 CRAFMAN mower 42" for
part's $100/or best offer.
(863)763-5890
TRAILER FLAT bed $150.
(863)467-6475



STOCK TRAILER 28 ft goose
neck trailer good condition
$3000. (863)357-6642


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


OAK LAKE APTS 2/1, 2 story
screened porch, very clean,
no pets. $700/mo, + sec.
(863)634-3313
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency.
Very clean! $600/mo. In-
cludes utilities. No pets. Call
561-329-8205



OAK LAKE VILLAS #17, 2/2
Townhome, $850 mo., 1st,
last & $500 sec.
(863)467-5965


S House


ON TAYLOR CREEK

1/1 Dade County
Hardwood Floors
Wrap around
Porch/Huge
Cypress Trees
Fully Furnished.
$750 month

863-467-8683

BEAUTIFUL 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
New floors. Basswood Es-
tates. $900. mo. + dep. &
ref's. Call (786)417-2135
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sq ft, laundry,
tiled, $1100/mo. rent.
$5,000 applied to purchase
of $149,900 after 1 year.
3429 NW 40th Dr., Bass-
wood. (561)718-2822
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2 Story,
3BR, 2BA, Front Screen
Porch, Hot Tub. W&D., Short
Term or Long Term. $850
mo. 863-634-5236
CITY OF OKEE., 3br, 2ba, SW
section City. Great neighbor-
hood. $950. mo.+ Sec. dep.
(863)634-1554
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
KINGS BAY, 2/2/1 CBS home,
W&D, comm pool $1000/mo.
+ 1st, last & $500 sec.
863-801-9163
*NEW*
2 bed/2 bath/2 car garage
All appliances included,
and many extras.
Great neighborhood;
A Must See!
$1,000.00/mth + sec.
(863)634-7722
NEW DUPLEX 3/2, in the city
limits, Avail Immediately,
$900/mo + 1st, & deposit.
(863)465-0053
NICE NIEGHBORHOOD 3BR,
2BA, pool, extras. Must see!
1401 SE 8th Dr. 1st & sec.
Call (863) 885-1347
OKECHOBEE 3 BR, 1 BA Du-
plex, DW, W/D connector,
C/A & heat, $750 mo. +
$500 sec. dep. Call
(863) 763-4414
OKEECHOBEE 3br, 1 ba,
closed in carport, $850/mo,
1st, last, $700 sec.
(321)262-9278
OKEECHOBEE Clean 2/1
House w/ C/Air. 310 NE 4th
Ave., $700 mo., 1st, last &
$500 sec. (863)467-5965
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util., 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
Rent to Own 4/2
$1000 mo. new, ready now.
863-599-0156 or
561-248-3888
SW Okeechobee- 1600 SW
3rd Ave, CBS House Close to
library, Close to everything,
3BR/1.5BA extra room Nice
fenced yard, $900 a month
$2000 to move in, year
lease. (863)634-0512
SW Section- 2200 SW 3rd
Ave. CBS, 3BR/1BA, Close
to Wal-Mart,Nice yard, Car-
port, $850 mo., $2000
moves in (863)634-0512
TREASURE ISLAND 3br,
1.5ba, Cent/AC, on water,
gar, fenced yard $800/mo,
1st & last, (561)308-7566




Great Location!
OFFICE SPACE

Upstairs &
Downstairs Available
863-763-4740

How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified



ROOM MATE WANTED -
Utilities included. $550. mo.
Non smoking/drinking envi-
ronment. Quiet individual
who like cats. Call
(863)610-1077


Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
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 Inspection1 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


NEW! 4/2 1450 Sq. Ft., Con-
crete w/vaulted ceilings, ja-
cuzzi tub. Make Offer. Asking
$120,000 Leader waiting to
lend you money. 3698 NW
7th St. 863-484-0809
OKEECHOBEE 2BR, 2BA,
Kings Bay house. $800. mo.
$500. Sec. dep
863-634-7460 or 634-7895
R BAR 4br, 2ba, 2 car gar-
age, 2.5 acres, Pond, $225K
Best Price in R-Bar
(863)801-9163


4 bd/2ba CBS, tile
floors, architectural
shingles, dbl. garage,
appliances
$215 00J including lot
Ready now
FIXED RATE
Financing Available









WILL BUILD HACIENDA
MODEL 4BD/2BA
~i54.500 including lot


863-357-3313

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ConstructionCo.
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Okeechobee
www.NealLongConstruction.com



Bank Ordered: LAND AUC-
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Land in 29 States. NO RE-
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Min Bids at $100. Bid Online
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Alabama Land Bargain! 20
Acres- $69,900 with
dockable deep water! Nicely
wooded parcel, gorgeous
open field & dockable lake-
front. Prime location- min-
utes from Interstate! Close to
Tuscaloosa! Excellent financ-
ing. Call now
(800)564-5092, x1350
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH!
1+acre to 2acre homesites,
wood, views. Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts now
available! Retirement guide
rates this area #2 is U.S.
places to retire. Low cost of
living, no impact fee.
330)699-2741 or
866 550-5263, Ask About
Mini Vacation!
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2
acres on mountain top near
New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private.
$29,500 must sell, call own-
er (866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes




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




A 55+, 2BR/2BA Mobile
Home in Indianwood, 2 golf
courses, partially furn., w/d,
$575 mo. or sale $32,500.
(772)341-6617
ADJUSTABLE RENTS in
BHR, 2br starting at
$225/mo, & 3br $300/mo.,
+ $500 sec, Single family
no pets (863)763-4031
Commuters- For Rent/Sale 2/2
MH furnished, W/D, off of
15A, $850 month + $600
sec. (863)634-2953
FOR RENT: Nice 3bd/2ba on 2
lots. $750/mo. 1st, last &
$500 sec. to move in. Call
(863)634-4480/228-0580.
HOTEL/MOTEL ALT. 2
Bdrm., 2 Ba., w/full kitchen,
W&D, $250 wk. $300 sec.
dep. (863)824-0981
NORTHWEST 63rd Terrace,
2BR, 1BA, on big lot.
$600/mo. + dep. Call
757-431-0331
OKEE.: New 2br/2ba on private
lot, on water, $650/mo. 1st
& sec. Avail Now. No pets
Call (561)767-6112
RANCH SETTING 3 BR, 2
BA, No pets. Available now!
Very clean. $650 mo. + sec.
(863)467-1717
RIVER RUN-2br/2ba furnished,
carport & laundry room,
large florida room, includes
water & elec. $800 month
(863)357-4164 til 5pm &
leave message or
(863)610-9465 after 5pm
and weekends



ADULT PARK in Okeechobee.
8'x24' w/10'x20' attached
family rm. 8'x8'6"Shed w/
W&D. $4000 863-381-7835
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
DISTRESS SALE 4br/2ba fac-
tory repo. Home is new, nev-
er lived in. $52,900 incl
setup, a/c and skirting. Cash
or finance (863)673-4325 or
(863) 675-8888
DISTRESS SALE, all models in
stock sold at dealer cost.
Going out of business,
everything must go. Call
863) 673-4325 for quotes.
financing available
Double Wide Mobile Home-
55 x 23' w/fireplace, no title,
you move $1000 OBO
(863)357-3567 After 5pm


I PrsRpirs


IParts/Repirs


We are now able to do all phases
of mechanical work. Full time
mechanic on duty. Stop by and
give us a try!!!!

ST. LUCIE BATTERY & TIRE
198 US Hwy 98N Okeechobee (863) 357-2431 www.slbt.com


DOUBLEWIDE TRAILER -
3BR, walk-in closets, 2BA,
den, LR, DR, appls, ceiling
fans, roof-over, covered
front/back porches, CA/H,
fenced backyard, pole barn,
2 car driveway, 1 car
carport, located at 4232 SE
22nd Court,Treasure Island,
$95,000 863-467-7911
for appt.
FACTORY REPO large 3/2
Scotbilt home $79,900 reg
price, being sold for $59,900
includes setup, a/c, skirting
Call (863) 675-4325 or
(863) 675-8888
FOR THE lowest prices in
south Florida on 3 and 4
bedroom mobile homes. All
reasonable offers accepted
Call (863) 675-8888
GREAT SHAPE!
2002 2/2, Moore
Haven or Okeechobee
$25,000 Set Up & A/C
(863)983-8106
MOBILE HOME 14 X 70,
2BR, 2BA, newly remodeled,
Florida room, workshop, car-
port, handicapped entrance,
55+ Park, $20,000 cash or
$27,000 on land contract.
Must sell ASAP Call
(863)763-1492
-NEW 3/2 DOUBLEWIDE-
$42,900 Set Up, A/C
& Skirting. EZ Financing.
(863)983-8106
NEW 3br/2ba 2009 double-
wide $42,900 includes set-
up, a/c and skirting. Easy
financing, low monthly pay-
ments (863)675-8888
OKEECHOBEE 14x60, 2br,
2ba, Fla Room, Util Room,
workshop, carport, River
Bend Lot 32, $25,000 or
best offer (863)824-0473
leave message.
ON CANAL 24x48, 3BR, 2BA
2 Screen rms, 3 sheds, car-
port. River Bend Park. Lot 37
$42,500 (863)467-4712
Pine Ridge Park-2/1 SW Mo-
bile Home asking $10,500
OBO (863)634-5965
TRAILER, 1978 32' with
slide-out, 23x8 FL rm w/at-
tached gazebo, 8/10 shed,
$3,500.863-610-2354


Recreation



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




ALLUM 17" BASS TRACKER
1988 40 HP Maleriner OB
w/trailer $1500/or best of-
fer (239)707-7097
APEX 1994 11 FT Inflatable
with fiberglass bottom. Trail-
er. $1200. (863)467-4551
BASS BOAT Select- 16ft.90hp
Merc Needs Work.Comes
w/extras. $800/firm.
(863)634-6601
BAYLINER 16' outboard,
65hp Mercury, mtr. needs a
foot, w/trlr, clear title, $600
or best offer. (863)634-2930
BOAT 14 Ft., Aluminum, 2hp
gas, swivel seats, new Minn-
kota. Lots extra's. Galvanized
trIr. $850 (863)763-3551
BOAT TRAILER small,
14'-15', $150 or best offer.
(863)983-7100
CAROLINA SKIFF 1998 14ft,
35HP/Electric Start, Minnko-
ta Trolling Motor $3200/or
best offer. (863)634-0447
FIBERGLASS nice, 37',
needs some work, no en-
gine, $1,500.
(239)823-2587
WELLCRAFT 180 FISHER-
MAN 2000 cc,t-
top,vhs,fishfinder,alum.trail-
er,90hp"OceanPro", offshore
ready,great cond. trades?
$8950. (863)467-7415



FLEETWOOD SOUTHWIND,
88 35', 41k mi., water
damage, drive it home.
$2,000. (239)200-1159
Nomad-1971- 27' Livable-
Handy Man Special, in a
park, tied down. Park rent
$185. per mo. $500 OBO
(863)697-6719
RV CAMPER 03, 20ft,
towable, like new, AC, appls,
all hookups, walk in shower,
$2900 (772)342-7304



FIFTH WHEEL 92 Carriage,
triple axle, slide out, every-
thing works, nice shape,
$4950 (863)697-1493



DOWN RIGGERS (2) Can-
non, electric, for boat, $150
for both or will sell separate
(863)674-0281
EVINRUDE 25HP- 1998 Evin-


rude Long Shaft with Con-
trols $400/or best offer.
(863)634-0447
MERCURY O/B MOTOR 4 hp.
engine w/kill switch. Recent-
ly serviced. Exc. cond. $495
(863)467-9800


BOAT TRAILER Galvanized &
18 Ft. Cuddy Cabin Boat Pro-
ject w/wheels & tires. $350
(863)697-2210
TARP 40 foot by 40 foot
camoflage tarp, new never
used. $50/or best offer.
(863)801-3973



BSA BANTAM 1952 Have ti-
tle.serious inquires only.
$3000. (863)675-3714
CLASSIC TRIUMPH Motor-
cycle project. 90% complete.
$2500 (863)517-1019 La-
Belle area.
HONDA HELIX 1986 needs
restoration and tune-up
$300/firm. (863)675-4600
(239)590-5474
LEATHER JACKET- Fringed
Harley Davidson, size large,
$200 (863)447-0679
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER to
pull behind a motorcycle.
Homemade, diamond plated,
$1,500. (863)517-1508
SUZUKI GZ 250 2001 RED,
ONLY 12,000+ MILES.
GREAT ON GAS. NICE
SHAPE, RUNS GREAT. CALL
ANYTIME 10am-8pm.
$1300/neg. (863)697-3656
VOLKSWAGON TRIKE MO-
TORCYCLE Black & Dia-
mond plate. $2500
(863)517-1019 LaBelle area.
YAMAHA FZ1000 2002 -
Blue-adult owned 12k
miles,like new $3700.
(863)946-0850



HONDA RECON 250 2004 -
great condition $1900.
(863)946-0850
HUNTING BUGGY 2 WD 1997
6cyl, 2trans,and 25'Goos-
Neck trailer w/dove-
tail&ramps $5000/will sep.
(239)707-7097
JEEP PLATFORM BUGGY -
40" Ground Hog Tires, 4 cyl.,
3 spd. $3800
(863)673-0920
MANCO 4 WHEELER 90 cc,
2005, runs good, like brand
new $650 (863)612-6100
YAMAHA DIRT BIKE, 2006 -
PW80V, blue & white, great
condition, $500 firm. Call
863-634-5038



TRAVEL TRAILER 27ft,
Coachman, all appliances,
new tires, good cond, title,
$2900 (863)697-2032


Automobiles




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




CHEVY LUMINA Sedan, 1999
123K, good on gas. a/c
blows cold, runs excellent,
$3,500. Call 863-634-0779
FORD MUSTANG '80, Classic,
6 cyl. $2500 obo
(863)467-0139 Iv. msg. or
352-246-8554
Mercedes E300-1995 4 dr,
loaded & leather, 5 CD
changer, sun roof, runs great
$2900.00 (863)697-2724
Nissan Path Finder- Black
1995, 5 spd Manual,
Good A/C, Runs Great $2500
(863)634-0512
OLDSMOBILE CUTLESS SU-
PREME 1991 new tires
A/C cold runs good
$1300/or best offer
(863)675-5090
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX, 78- 2
dr, 22" rims, burgundy
w/flames, 350 mtr, $5,000.
(863)612-5215


WILLYS (JEEP) WAGON, 52 -
$1,500. (239)823-2587



CHEVY 2500 1999 36.5"
tires 350 V8 Holley Carb.
$2800/or best offer
(863)801-1683
Chevy Blazer-1997 4x4 No
luxury's Good transportation
only -$1000- FIRM
(863)697-3481
JEEP CHEROKEE 90 2dr,
4.2 liter, 5 spd, 4x4, fuel in-
jection, runs great, good title,
$650 neg (302)379-4588


EZGO ELECTRIC 1981 -


3-Wheel,Runs good,
Chg,Win&Lights,Good rub-
ber. $600. (863)673-4660
EZGO ELECTRIC 2002 Good
cond. 36v, accessories (LA-
BELLE) $1350.
(863)673-4660


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FORD 600 WATER TRUCK '78
3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
gas, 5 speed, single axle,
$4750 (239) 543-0887


Aluminum Truck Bed and
Racks $1200 each
(863)357-3567 after 5 pm
Ford F250- 85', Diesel, 2WD,
3/4 ton, pick up $850
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
MOTOR & TRANS From
Dodge Truck, 360-318.
$250 863-763-6305
MOTOR 350 FROM 1994
CHEVY WITH LOW MILES,
GOOD DEAL! $450/or best
offer. (863)357-9061
RACING SEATS Racing
Seats w/covers, new $150.
(863)228-0481
RIMS (4) Scion TC, new in
box, $400 or best offer
(863)697-9368
RIMS Chevy Silverado, Brand
New, slotted grey steel,
16"-8 lug center caps, lug
nuts, $150 (561)573-3499
TIRES 4 Super Swamper TSL
18.5/44-16.5LT. Good tread
$1100/or best offer.
(863)634-4071
TIRES & RIMS 16", 8 Lug.
Like new. $600
(863)634-2524
TONNEAU COVER Factory
Folding Tonneau Cover fits
2006-2008 Ford Sport Trac.
Perfect Condition $500.
(863)697-0328
TOOL BOXES (2) 6' side
mount, diamond alum., exc.
shape, w/key, $150 for both.
(863)599-8286


CHEVY 4X4 '88 very nice,
asking $4000 or best offer
(239)543-1075
CHEVY PU '81 strong 350
engine, auto trans, Alloys,
needs some bodywork $750
neg (863)805-2877
FORD 150, 1993 6 CYL., 2
door, new air & tires, bedlin-
er, toolbox, purrs like a kit-
ten! $3,500. 863-763-8113
FORD F150 XLT 1995 Excel-
lent condition! 88K Lots of
extra's. Must see! $4000
(863)674-0027 LaBelle
FORD F-350 1997 Flatbed
Dually Runs Great. Needs
minor repair. Cold A/c
$2200/neg. (561)718-8580
FORD RANGER 1991 4-cyl,
5-spd, 2-wd, runs good.
$800/or best offer.
(863)612-6350
FORD RANGER, '94 with 4
cycle 5 spd., a/c, runs good,
few dents, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)983-7100



CHEVY BLAZER '96 4 wd,
V6, looks good. $2500
(863)467-4650
Chevy Suburban 4x4-1998-
Leather interior, Burgundy &
Gold, 3rd seat, Rear A/C
$3750. (863)634-0512
Ford Escape XLT- 2001, 4x4
V6, Cold A/c, Power window
& lock,Tow hitch, Runs good
$2500 (863)634-4259
FORD EXPLORER XLT 4X2
1999 New front end & new
battery, Good tires & ice cold
AC $4000. (863)673-4952



CAR HAULER 17' Bumper
Pull, Elec. Brakes, New Tires,
$800. (863)801-1683
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2007, 20x8, excellent condi-
tion, $5000 (863)517-2944
Heavy Duty Tandem Axle
5x31' + 4' tongue $500 And
Heavy Duty Single Axle 5x5
$100(863)357-3567
TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4)
Size 530-12. $40
(863)946-3822


DODGE CONV VAN '90 new
water pump, rebuilt trans,
new tires, runs great. $1000
make offer. (863)467-2609
Super Duty Ford Van-E450,
1999 Handicap/Looks &
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Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-341
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2007-6 ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-6
Plaintiff
vs.
ROBBIE M. OWER; MICHELE KING;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Oct. 13, 2008, and entered in Case
No. 47 2008 CA 341, of the Circuit
Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
AS RUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORT-
GAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-6 ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-6, is a Plaintiff and ROBBIE M.
OWER; MICHELE KING; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2
are the Defendants. I will sell to the to
the highest and best bidder for cash at
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 N.W. 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL at
11:00 AM on 12/10/08, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 7, 8 AND 9, BLOCK 244, FIRST
ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT
PAGE 6, 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
within 60 days after the sale.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
By: Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 21st day of Oct. 2008.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should, no later than
seven (7) days prior, contact Court
Administraioniatt (772)807-4370, 250
NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie,
FL 34986 within two working days of
your receipt of this notice. If hearing
impaired, contact
II.i. -- -i I II ,,H are voice
298347 ON 10/9;1/05/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-563
NOTICE OF ACTION
SALVADOR AYALA,
a/k/a SALVADOR AYALA MENDOZA
Plaintiff
vs.
SALVADOR PULIDA AYALA
a/k/a SALVADOR AYALA PULIDA, if liv-
ing or if deceased, his unknown spouse,
heirs, devisee's, grantees and creditors
against each of them, and all other par-
ties claiming by, through, under or
against them, and all unknown natural
persons if alive, and if dead or not known
to be dead or alive, their several and re-
spective unknown spouses, heirs, devis-
ee's, grantees and creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, or under
those unknown natural persons; and the
several and respective unknown assigns,
successors in interest, trustees, or any
other person claiming by, through, under
or against any corporation or other legal
entity named as a defendant; and all un-
known, claiming under any of the above
named or described defendants or par-
ties or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in and to the lands hereafter de-
scribed.
IRMA PULIDA AYALA, if living or if de-
ceased, his unknown spouse, heirs, de-
visee's, grantees and creditors against
each of the, and all other parties claiming
by, through, under or against them, and
all unknown natural person if alive, and if
dead or not known to be dead or alive,
their several and respective unknown
spouses, heirs, devisee's, grantees and
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, or under those unknown natural
persons; and the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in interest,
trustees, or any other person claiming
by, through, under or against any corpo-
ration or other legal entity names as a
defendant; and all unknown, claiming un-
der any of the above named or described
defendants or parties or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in and to the
lands hereafter described.
JOEL R. LEONARD, SR.
a/k/aJ.R. LEONARD
AVA LOU M LEONARD
a/k/aAVALOU M. LEONARD, his wife
Defendants.
TO: SALVADOR PULIDO AYALA,
a/ka SALVADOR AYALA PULIDA
Address Unknown
JOEL R. LEONARD, SR.
a/k/a J. R. LEONARD
Address Unknown
IRMA PULIDA AYALA
Address Unknown
YOU AR NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title on the following described property
in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit:
Lot 24 GRETCHEN HEIGHTS, according
to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 25, of the Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
Parcel No.:
1-04-37-35-0010-00000-042Q
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on COLIN M.
CAMERON, Attorney at Law, 200 N.E.
4th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972 and
file the original with the Clerk of the
above styled Court within 30 days of the
first publication otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on October 23, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Arlene Nealis
DEPUTY CLERK
COLIN M. CAMERON
Attorney for Plaintiff
200 NE 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-8600
98855 ON 1029&11/5,12,192008
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on NOVEMBER 14,
2008, at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida
Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and
storage charges. Year, make, model
and VIN are as follows.
2007 Chevy Trailblazer
VIN#1GNES1 3H672296199
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE!


Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
298296 ON 10/29/08'
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-149
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
MICHAEL E. LIGHT; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MICHAEL E. LIGHT, IF
ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION.
DEFENDANTS)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Order Granting the Motion to Reset
Foreclosure Sale dated 10/7/2008 en
tered in Civil Case No. 47-2008
CA-149 of the Circuit Court of the 19th
Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHO-
BEE County, Okeechobee, Florida, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at Jury Assembly Room 2nd
Floor of the OKEECHOBEE County
Courthouse at 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972, Okeechobee,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 19th day
of Nov., 2008 the following described
property as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 14, BLOCK 11, OAKPARK, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 3,
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
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 8th day of October, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY:/s/Linda F. Young
DEPUTY CLERK
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than sev-
en days prior to the proceeding at 250
NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie,
FL 34986 or call 1-772-807-4370
within two working days of your re-
ceipt of this Summons/Notice to Ap-
pear. If you are hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771. If you are voice im
paired call 1-800-955-8770, via Flori-
da Relay Service.
DAVID J. STERN, PA.
900 South Pine Island Road Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation should contact COURT AD
MINISTRATION, at the GLADES County
Courthouse at 941-335-2299,
1800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Rela
Service
295611 ON 10/22,29/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-0196
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE
PLAINTIFF
VS.
CHRIS GALE; SAMIRAH GALE; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAI-
MANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo
sure dated 9/30/2008 entered in Civil
Case No. 47-2008-CA-0196 of the Cir
cuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Okeecho-
bee, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the Jury Assem-
bly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 12th day of November, 2008
the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judgment,
to-wit:
LOT 6, OSCEOLA PARK, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
99, 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 within 60
days after the sale.
Dated this 1st day of Oct., 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY:/S/Linda F.Young
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
3954)233-8000
-47184HCNW
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, person needing a special
accommodation to participate in this pro
ceeding should contact Court Adminis
tration no later than seven days prior to
the proceeding or call 1-772-870-4370
within two working days of your receipt
of the Summons/Notice to Appear. If
you are hearing impaired call
1-800-95-8771. If you are voice im
paired call 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service
294724 ON 10/22,29/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 2008-CA-266
PATRICIA KRAMER
Plaintiff
vs.
WILLIAM S. GARRISON and GLORIA
GARRISON, INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT
AND RIDING CLUB, INC. and any un-
knImown tenants in possession,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 18, 2008, and entered in
Cast No. 2008-CA-266, of the Circuit
Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and
for Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein PATRICIA KRAMER, is the
Plaintiff and WILLIAM S. GARRISON,
GLORIA GARRISON, and INDIAN
HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB,
INC. AND ANY UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION are Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd
Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SEC-
OND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972, AT 11:00 am. on the 12th day
of November, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit:
Lot 133, Indian Hammock Hunt &
Riding Club, According to the Plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pag-
es 25 through 69, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
Parcel ID:
1-04-34-35-0010-00000-1330


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.
Dated the 1st day of October, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By:/S/Linda F. Young
By: Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administration
no later than seven days prior to the
proceeding at 1-772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impaired) or
1-8009558770 (voice impaired).
297026 ON 10/22,2908




12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 29, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 2008-CA-000338
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III
Plaintiff
vs
EDWARD J. CONRAD; CARMEN H. CON-
RAD; and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS,
TENANTS, OWNERS, AND OTHER UN-
KNOWN PARTIES, including, if a
named defendant is deceased, the per-
sonal representatives, the surviving
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties claiming
by, through, under or against that de-
fendant, and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose
exact legal status is unknown, claim-
ing under any of the above named or
described defendants
Defendants
NOTICE OF SUIT PROPERTY
TO: EDWARD J. CONRAD
CARMEN H. CONRAD
UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS,
OWNERS, AND OTHER UNKNOWN
PARTIES
Residence: Unknown
Mailing Address: Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property in Okeechobee
County, Florida:
BEGIN AT THE NW CORNER OF THE
NW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 SECTION 11,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 35
EAST AND RUN S 01 DEG 46 MIN 22
SEC W ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY
OF THE NW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 A DIS-
TANCE OF 191 FEET; THENCE RUN N
89 DEG 53 MIN 40 SEC E ON A LINE
PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUN-
DARY LINE OF SAID NW 1/4 OF SW
1/4 A DISTANCE OF 329.31 FEET
THENCE RUN N 00 DEG 46 MIN 22
SEC E A DISTANCE OF 191 FEET TO
THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID
NW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 THENCE S 89 DEG
53 MIN 40 SEC W ALONG SAID
NORTH BOUNDARY LINE A DISTANCE
OF 329.31 FEETTO THE RO.B. LESS
RIGHT OF WAY FOR S.R. 51 (U.S.
441). ALL SITUATE, LYING AND BE-
ING IN THE COUNTY OF OKEECHO-
BEE, STATE OF FLORIDA.
has been filed against you, EDWARD J.
CONRAD, CARMEN H. CONRAD, AND
UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS,
OWNERS, AND OTHER UNKNOWN
PARTIES, and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any to it, on the Plaintiff's attorney,
whose name and address is ENRICO
G. GONZALEZ, PA., 6255 East Fowler
Avenue, Temple Terrace, Florida
33617, and file the original with the
clerk of the above-styled Court no later
than 30 days from the date of the first
publication of this Notice of Action,
otherwise, a judgment may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on Oct. 13,2008.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Court
By: Kathy Arnold
Deputy Clerk
Notice Regarding The Americans With
Disabilities Act of 1990; in accordance
with the Americans With Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administration no
later than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club Drive,
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
1.772.807.4370 within two working days
of your receipt of this NOTICE: IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
296473 ON 10/22,29/08

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2008-CC-299
JUDGE: JERALD D. BRYANT
IN RE:
One (1) neglected appaloosa horse.
NOTICE OF HEARING
TO: DERRICK ALLEN and
PATRICIA ALLEN
14271 Temple Boulevard
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
GENE LINDALL
6320 NW 240th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Thursday,
November 20, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as counsel can be heard,
the undersigned will bring on to be heard
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY'S PETITION FOR
DISPOSITION OF ONE (1) NEGLECTED
APPALOOSA HORSE pursuant to Section
828.073 Florida Statutes, before the
Honorable Jerald D. Bryant, at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W.
3rd Street, Courtroom D, Okeechobee,
Florida.
PLEASE GOVERN
YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and cor-
rect copy of the foregoing has been fur-
nished by U.S. regular mail delivery to
the above-named persons) on this 16th
day of October, 2008.
Law Offices of
CASSELLS & McCALL
By: LAURA ANN McCALL
County Attorney
Fla Bar No.: 389749
400 N.W. 2nd Street
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863) 763-3131
NOTICE REGARDING E AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990. In ac-
cordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact Court Admin-
istration no later than seven days prior to
the proceeding or call 1-772-807-4370
within two working days of your receipt
of this Notice of Hearing. IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
296969 ON 10/29;11/5/08

PUBLIC NOTICE
Affordable Self Storage, 1799 S. Par-
rott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974 will
be disposing of stored items on Octo-
ber 27, 2008.


OWNERS


UNIT #


Playtime Audio 341
Jody Bunn 385
Virginia Whidden 191
Tammy Purvis 222
Heather Town 149
Sene Courson 195
Tana & Sean Pleschner 95
Kelly Nealis 45-46
Keith Neely 205
James Bertka 220
Viley Hayes 39
GloriaSimms 133
Tersia Smith 154
Mark Saunders 315-317
297133 ON 10/22,29/08


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PROJECT NO. 0CSB20722
NEW DATA BUILDING
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Operations Office of THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, 938 NE 34th Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972 up to 10:00 a.m. December 11, 2008 for all materials and labor neces-
sary for below:
CAUTION: BID PACKAGES SENT BY OVERNIGHT CARRIER
QUITE OFTEN DO NOTARRIVE ON TIME!
New Date Building
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
'lans and specifications are on file in the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
938 NW 34th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-462-5083, e-203
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-6056
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $100.00 for one set of plans
and specifications; said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon return of
said plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide
bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by the following:
* List of Sub-Bidders with whom the contractor will sub-contract work in connec-
tion with this project.
* Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum bid, payable to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good faith and guaranteeing that the suc-
cessful bidder will execute and furnish to the School Board of Okeechobee County
a good and sufficient performance bond as required by Florida Statute Section
1013.47 in the penal sum of 100% of the escalated amount of the contact guar-
anteeing the performance of said contract.
Failure to provide any of the documents outlined above will be
grounds for
rejection of the bid.
All bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed on the out-
side of the envelope and words indicating that the envelope contains a bid for said
project.
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Thursday, Novemb ...
prevailing time at the office of Dale Barrett, Director of p.:'"' i
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The following documents shall accompany the
Owner/Contractor Agreement:
Payment Bond as required by Section 1013.45 and 255.05, Florida Statutes,
guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining thereto. Each bond shall be is-
sued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do business in the State of
Florida having a general bond holder's rating of A+- excellent- and a financial rat-
ing of BBB+ or better in Florida satisfactory to the Owner, within ten (10) days af-
ter being awarded the contract, the premiums of said bonds to be paid by the
Contractor. Said bonds to be recorded in accordance with School Board instruc-
tions.
Public Entity Crimes sworn statement under Section 287.133(3(a), Florida Stat-
utes.
Drug Free Workplace Certification.
Trench Safety Affidavit, if applicable.
Signature Acknowledgment of the Jessica Lunsford Act, Section 1012.465,
Florida Statutes.
The Contractor will be required to have the project substantially completed within 12
months of Notice to Proceed and have the punch list items and site cleanup, to-
tally completed within 30 days thereafter. Failure to do so will result in liquidated
damages in the amount of $500.00 per day for each day the date of actual sub-
stantial completion exceeds the scheduled date of substantial completion; and a
further sum of $100.00 per calendar day in liquidated damages for each day the
date of actual final completion exceeds the scheduled date of final completion.
The successful bidder, if any, will be notified within 15 days after the bid is accept-
ed.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reject any and all bids
and to waive any informalities. All proposals shall remain in force for 30 days af-
ter the date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
3y: Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
295574 ON 10/15,22,29/08

PUBLIC MEETING OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD AND
CANVASSING OF THE ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR THE
NOVEMBER 4, 2008, GENERAL ELECTION
All meetings of the Okeechobee County Canvassing Board ("Canvassing Board") are
open to the public and are conducted at the Supervisor of Elections Office, located
it 307 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
Sealed absentee ballots for the 2008 General Election received prior to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 31, 2008, will be available for public inspection from 5:00 p.m. until
6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31 at the office of the Supervisor of Elections. The
Canvassing Board will convene Saturday, November 1 at 8:30 a.m. to canvass,
open, and process the referenced ballots; however, not tabulate. Tabulation of all
absentee ballots will not be until after 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4.
Absentee ballots received between Saturday, November 1 and Election Day, Tues-
day, November 4 by 7:00 p.m. will be available to the public for public inspection
until they are opened. The Canvassing Board will reconvene Tuesday, November 4
it 6:00 p.m. to canvass referenced ballots and perform any other duties that may be
prescribed by law.
'ursuant to Section 101.68(2)(c)2, Florida Statutes, if any elector or candidate
present believes an absentee ballot is illegal due to a defect apparent on the voter's
certificate, he or she may, at any time before the ballot is removed from the enve-
ope, file with the Canvassing Board a protest against the canvass of the ballot,
specifying the precinct, the ballot, and tahe reason he or she believes the ballot to be
Legal. A challenge based upon a defect in the voter's certificate may not be accept-
ed after the ballot has been removed from the mailing envelope.
The Canvassing Board will reconvene Friday, November 7 to canvass provisional
ballots and perform any other duties as prescribed by law. Canvassing Board will
reconvene on Friday, November 14 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) to canvass absentee bal-
ots from overseas voters and perform any other duties as prescribed by law. At the
conclusionn of the November 14 meeting, the race for the post-election audit will be
randomly selected by the Canvassing Board.
f the Canvassing Board reconvening at times or places other than those specified
above become- n.r--.r public notice of the change will by publically posted.
The location, I,. .".. 1, i,,- will be announced at the conclusion of the pertinent
meeting, posted online at wwwvntenkeerhnhe mrnm and posted on the doors at
the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections, the Okeechobee County Tax Collec-
tor, and the Okeechobee County Judicial Center.
n accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, all Canvassing Board meetings are
open to the public.
3wen Chandler
Supervisor of Elections
Okeechobee County, Florida
298336 ON 10/29/08

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its regular ses-
sion on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at the Health Department Audi-
torium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal isto be based.
n accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lynn Shain or Betsy Sheffield, no later than two (2)
working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-2131, ext. 2100. If you are hear-
ng or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Clif Betts Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
298338 ON 10/29/08

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) 6000000211
COMPARTMENT C BUILDOUT STORMWATER TREATMENT AREA (STA)
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406,
for Compartment C Buildout STA, Hendry County, FL on Thursday, December
9, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids will be opened
and publicly read. This project consists of a series of perimeter impoundment lev-
ees, canals, flow control structures, flow control berms Weirr structures and a hy-
dration pump station.
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held at the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District's Clewiston Field Station: 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston, FL
33440 on November 6, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.; call (863) 983-1431 for directions.
Site visit will immediately follow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
at www.sfwmd.gov, purchasing a CD for $5.00 each at the above address, by
calling (561) 682-2715/682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE
800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Information on the
status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site- www.sfwmd.gov.
297846 ON 10/29/08

REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS
RFQ: 6000000213
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33406, will receive
sealed responses up to the 2:30 p.m. opening time on Tuesday, November 18,
2008, for Contractor Pre-Qualification; South Florida Water Management District
construction Projects.
NOTE: All firms previously pre-ualified under RFQ CN051214
will need to re-apply with this RFQ.
An OPTIONAL pre-solicitation conference will be held on Friday, November 7, 2008
at 1:30 p.m. at SFWMD Headquarters, B-1 Building, Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club
Rd., WPB, FL 33406 for all interested respondents. For directions call
561-682-6391.
All responses must conform to the instructions in the Request for Statement of
Qualifications (RFQ). Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete
RFQ) at the above address, by downloading a free copy from the District's website
it www.sfwmd.aov, by calling 561-682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOT
INE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the response opening. Informa-
ion on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
Nww.sfwmd.aov. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may
contactt the District Clerk's office at (561) 682-6010, at least two business days in
advance of the meeting to make appropriate arrangements.
298158 ON 10/29/08


Business women hold fall enrollment


The Women of Tomorrow
Chapter of ABWA (American Busi-
ness Women's Association) held
its Fall Enrollment Event at Beef
O'Brady's on Thursday, Oct. 23,
2008. President Karin Ammons
welcomed members and guests,
who introduced themselves and
their businesses. She referenced
the history and mission of ABWA
and some of the many benefits of
membership. The national orga-
nization's mission statement "to
bring together businesswomen
of diverse occupations and to
provide opportunities for them
to help themselves grow person-
ally and professionally through
leadership, education, network-
ing, support and national recog-
nition." She explained the local
scholarship program, which sup-
ports a female high school gradu-
ate pursuing a business degree,
and the mature woman award,
which enables women already
enrolled at IRSC to continue their
studies. She also spoke of the
opportunities for leadership and
leadership training available in
our chapter, the only one on the
Treasure Coast.
Vice President Cecilia Elliott
introduced the guest speaker,
Barbara Godejohn, Healthy
Communities Coordinator at the
Okeechobee County Health De-
partment.
Ms. Godejohn has lived in
Okeechobee since she was 16
years old. She has worked at the
Health Department for 15 years.
She began as an office clerk and
eventually earned her LPN de-
gree. She is currently working on
her RN and eventually plans to
earn a Bachelors Degree in Nurs-
ing. For the last two years, She has
worked with the Healthy Com-
munities Program to promote
health issue awareness within the
local communities. She is actively
involved with the American Can-


Submitted photo
The Women of Tomorrow Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women's Association) held
its Fall Enrollment Event at Beef O'Brady's on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008. Barbara Godejohn,
Healthy Communities Coordinator at the Okeechobee County Health Department, was the
guest speaker.


cer Society and is a reading men-
tor for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
She is an active member of the
Okeechobee Substance Abuse
Coalition, Okeechobee Improve-
ment Association, and the Pente-
costals of Okeechobee.
Ms. Godejohn address dealt
with women's health issues. She
distributed a folder with several
helpful handouts: information on
heart attacks, lists of diagnostic
screenings and tests for women,
and ways to reduce stress in the
workplace.
Heart disease is now the num-
ber one killer of women. Often,
the symptoms in men and womrn-
en are different. Women should
be attuned to any changes in the
way they feel as a severe head-
ache, spreading pain in the arms
or jaws, elevated blood pressure,
and extreme fatigue may be
symptoms of a myocardial infarc-
tion. She said our body gives us
warnings, which unheeded could
lead to heart attack or stroke. Dia-
betic women are at greater risk
for heart disease and all women


become more vulnerable after
menopause.
Women should work to elimi-
nate risk factors, such as smok-
ing, unhealthy diet, and stress.
They should be aware of heredi-
tary conditions; get regular health
exams, especially gynecologi-
cal tests; and speak openly with
doctors, asking questions about
the little irregularities associated
with changes in their physiol-
ogy. She encouraged women to
be proactive in health concerns.
Prevention is a greater goal than
treatment.
She emphasized that stress is
the greatest risk factor for women
in most health issues. Working
women are more stressed be-
cause they also perform about 60
percent of the chores at home.
She told the women to learn to
delegate responsibility to children
and ask for help from spouses.
When anxious about problems
at work, she recommended
speaking frankly with supervi-
sors about positive ways to ad-
dress the problems and relieve


the stress. After covering the ten
ways to reduce stress in the work-
place, she advised women to take
care of themselves. Women who
are natural nurturers often suffer
from overdoing the activities they
consider their responsibilities at
work and at home. They suffer in
silence rather than sharing their
concerns with those who could
help reduce the stress.
She concluded by giving each
attendee a stretch band and dem-
onstrating its proper use. Stretch-
ing exercises are a great stress
reliever and the band can be car-
ried in the purse and used almost
any time a stressful situation de-
mands.
President Ammons closed the
program with a drawing for some
seasonal gifts and attendees were
given the small scarecrows that
were centerpieces in the autumn
table decorations. Guest speaker
Barbara Godejohn won the draw-
ing for the free year's member-
ship in ABWA.


Hospice plans annual Festival of Trees


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Hospice of Okeechobee is
proud to announce their 10th an-
nual Festival of Trees which will
begin accepting donated items
on Saturday, Nov. 15.
Lisa Blackman, CEO of the
Hospice of Okeechobee and
Cathy Schmiedel visited the Ki-
wanis club of Okeechobee last
week, where they spoke about
the coming Festival of Trees.
The Festival of Trees relies on
the donations of decorated trees,
wreaths, centerpieces or other
Christmas items. Individuals, busi-
nesses, small groups or organiza-
tions are encouraged to submit
an item to the festival. In addition
the community can also donate
a variety of items to the Country
Store, which is also open during
the Festival of Trees viewing and
bidding hours.
The festival raises money for
the Hospice of Okeechobee by
allowing the public to come view
the items donated and hold a si-
lent auction where viewers can
bid on items that they wish to
have in their own homes.
Trees from two feet to six feet
are welcomed to the festival, the
2 to 4 foot size is best for the event
and gives everyone the option of
bidding for a tree. Decorations are
typically very diverse. Some trees
are decorated traditionally while
others have a specific theme. This
event is a great advertising tool for


businesses, clubs or other groups
to show off what they do every-
day.
Creativity is the key to this
event as there are seven catego-
ries that will be judged: Best Tree;
Most Original; Most Elegant; Best
Children's Tree; Most Traditional;
Best Theme; and Most Festive
(non tree) Christmas Item.
The donated items are placed
in the blue volunteer building
next to the Hamrick Home for
public viewing which gets every-
one in the Christmas spirit.
Viewing of the Festival of Trees
will be open from Friday, Nov. 28,
until Sunday, Dec. 7. The Festival
of Trees is also a stop to the Raul-
erson Hospital Tour of Homes
which benefits the United Way on
Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec.
6.
Cathy Schmiedel, coordinator
for the event, explained to the Ki-
wanis members that "trees maybe
decorated in a traditional mode or
based on a special theme. I am on
the lookout for adults, business or
children's groups who enjoy the
holiday spirit and have a fabulous
idea for what the best Christmas
tree would look like. Businesses
may base it on something unique
to them like a cowboy themed
tree or a religious theme by a
church group. Or an individual
may decorate a tree based on a
hobby like a Baseball tree with
miniature bats and balls as orna-
ments. We accept a wide variety


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Kiwanis President Jim Vensel (left) and member Jenny Pung
(right) heard from Lisa Blackman and Cathy Schmiedel (cen-
ter-left to right) about the Hospice of Okeechobee Festival of
Trees which begins on Friday, Nov. 28.


of items including a tree adorned
with various classroom items
(pencils, erasers, etc). Some
trees make you laugh and some
trees awe you with their beauty.
We love it all. Basically, anything
goes!"
Hospice of Okeechobee is a
non-profit organization whose
mission is to care for the termi-
nally-ill. Services are provided
without regard to ability to pay.
The Festival of Trees helps raise
funds to provide patient care in


Okeechobee, including services
at the Hamrick Home. Last year's
festival raised enough money to
provide 50 days of patient care in
the Hamrick Home.
For more information or to
donate to the festival call 863-467-
2321.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 29, 2008 13



Kids enjoy 23rd annual fishing tournament


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Close to 200 children and their
parents enjoyed a beautiful after-
noon Sunday as they caught fish
at the 23rd Annual Lee McAllister
Memorial Fishing Tournament at
the Okeechobee Agri Civic Cen-
ter.
Sarah Kelly, 4, won the 4-6 age
division, Kegan Adams 7, won
the 7-10 age division and Michael
Carter won the 11-14 age divi-
sion.
A pond stocked by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission greeted the eager
kids Sunday. Over 1,700 fish were
put in the pond last year and the
FWC fed them all year long.
Kids earned prizes like tackle
boxes, fishing rods and trophies.
Trophies were awarded to the top
three finishers in each age divi-
sion and also for big fish in each
division.
Coordinator Dave Stout said
although there were fewer kids
this year, there still was a lot of ex-


citement, "We were down about
50 kids from the previous year on
the fishing contest. Obviously our
goal is to get kids hooked on fish-
ing."
Each child that competed
earned a prize of some kind. Vol-
unteers put in countless hours to
organize and put on the event.
The casting kids contest began
in the morning and prizes were
given away to Donald Padgett in
the (7-10 age division) and April
Floyd in the (11-15 age division).
The competitors were judged
on their pitching, flipping and
casting skills. The total scores
from those three abilities were
added up to determine the win-
ners. The winners earned a fish-
ing rod, a medallion, certificate
of achievement and a spot in this
weekend's state tournament to be
held at the Scott Driver boat ramp
in Okeechobee. 130 kids from all
over the state will compete this
weekend.
The Agri Civic Center and the
County Commission donate the
use of the Ag Center for this event
each year. Mr. Stout said they have
held the event at the Big 0 Camp-
ground, and the airboat ramp at


the Okee Tantie Recreation area
in the past.
"This is a vastly better location.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Cornrnmmission stocked
the pond and feed the fish," he
said. "To my knowledge, we're
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the only ones that use it."
Other top finishers were Allee
Kirkey and Samuel Dodd in the
4-6 division, Abby Ison and Jac-
qyan Melchor in the 7-10 division


and Hunter Scudder and Andrew
Marsden in the 11-14 division.
Kim Harris won the big fish prize
in 11-14, and Dodie McArty won
big fish in the 7-10 age division.


The Taylor Creek Bass Club or-
ganizes the event each year. Presi-
dent Chan Garrett thanked local
officials, businesses and groups
for their support.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Sarah Kelly caught a fish of
3.41 pounds to win the 4-6
year old division on Sunday
at the 23rd Annual Lee McAl-
lister Memorial Fishing Tour-
nament at the Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center. Also in the
photo is volunteer Monica
Eaton.


Samuel Dodd poses with Tay-
lor Creek Bass Club Presi-
dent Chan Garrett. He took
third place in the 4-6 year
old division on Sunday at the
23rd Annual Lee McAllister
Memorial Fishing Tournament
at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center.


Kegan Adams shows off his
first place trophy in the 7-10
year old division on Sunday
at the 23rd Annual Lee McAl-
lister Memorial Fishing Tour-
nament at the Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center.


Abby Ison shows off her third
place trophy in the 7-10 year
old division on Sunday at the
23rd Annual Lee McAllister
Memorial Fishing Tournament
at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center.


Hunter Scudder finished
second in the 11-14 division
Sunday as they caught fish at
the 23rd Annual Lee McAllis-
ter Memorial Fishing Tourna-
ment at the Okeechobee Agri
Civic Center.


uoaie vcArty won me Dig Tisn
in the 7-10 age group on Sun-
day at the 23rd Annual Lee
McAllister Memorial Fishing
Tournament at the Okeecho-
bee Agri-Civic Center.


UKeecnobee News/unaries vurpny
Allee Kirkey took second
place in the 4-6 age group
on Sunday at the 23rd An-
nual Lee McAllister Memorial
Fishing Tournament at the
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Cen-
ter.


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Andrew Marsden finished
third in the 11-14 division
on Sunday at the 23rd An-
nual Lee McAllister Memorial
Fishing Tournament at the
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Cen-
ter.


Kim Harris won the big fish
competition among the 11-14
year old anglers on Sunday
at the 23rd Annual Lee McAl-
lister Memorial Fishing Tour-
nament at the Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center.


Michael carter won the top
prize in the 11-14 division
on Sunday at the 23rd An-
nual Lee McAllister Memo-
rial Fishing Tournament at
the Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center. His fish weighed 3.45
pounds.

O.G. & C.C.
Golf Results

PI.G.S. League
O.G. & C.C. Oct. 20: First place-
Ida Curtis. Second place Bill Kin-
ney. Last place Tommy Jewel.
Closest to the pin: 2-Max Sher-
ry, 8 & 11-Bill Kinney, 17-Clyde
Price.
Gold Tee League O.G. & C.C.
Oct. 22: First place George Earl
Goudy. Second place Howard
Shelkie. Third place (tie) Lou
Cox and Chet Herndon.
O.G. & C.C. Oct. 17: Rained
Out.


After 20 Years in Okeechobee,

GENE THOMPSON of THOMPSON JE WELERS

is Retiring...

I've enjoyed providing fine jewelry &
services to the Okeechobee area for the
past 20 years, but the business has not
left me much time to enjoy my
\grandchildren & leisure activities.
Before I retire, I want to thank my loyal
customers by offering our
ENTIRE INVENTORY at
TREMENDOUS discounts!
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14 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Fort Pierce shuts out Junior Midgets '


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Lavonte Spivey drew a lot of
attention from the Greyhound
defense Saturday in the Pop
Warner Junior Midget game.
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Pop Warner Ju-
nior Midgets failed to get a single
first down Saturday as they lost
in the Treasure Coast Conference
North Division Championship
game 20-0 to Fort Pierce .
The Greyhounds dominated
from start to finish, and outgained
the Brahmans 218-21.
Fort Pierce Coach Tony Barnes
said his defense had to key on
Brahman triple threat Lavonte
Spivey who ripped them for
touchdowns in an early season


meeting which Okeechobee won
in overtime.
"We're playing much better
now than we were at that particu-
lar time," he noted, "They were a
very tough opponent. We heard
they are very young so next year
we'll have to beat them again."
Spivey was held to zero yards
on 11 carries. The Brahmans oth-
er big threat Algeron Morris was
also held to zero yards on four
carries.
Coach Robert Stokes said Fort
Pierce definitely was ready to play,
and they keyed on Okeechobee's
big play men, "I don't know what
happened, mental I guess. We
should have played the first half
like we did the second half. We
would have been a lot better off."
Jonathan Stephens had 179
yards on eight carries to lead Fort
Pierce. His 91 yard touchdown in
the first quarter set the tone for
the Greyhounds.
"We wanted to try and get
on the board early. We figured
it would be difficult for them to
come back. We were fortunate
that he broke that long run and
it worked out for us," Barnes


added.
Stephens added a 27 yard
touchdown run on a fourth down
and six situation in the second
quarter. Cornelius Gamble scored
their final touchdown on an eight
yard run late in the first half.
Okeechobee did not make a
single first down. They also threw
two interceptions and lost a fum-
ble. Fort Pierce lost a fumble and
had one interception.
Ryan Hagan had the longest
play of the day for Okeechobee, a
13 yard pass.


unec nuucc Mcvvew una/rfiici i vurp.y
Jonathan Stephens of Fort
Pierce is tackled by Okeecho-
bee's Eric Kelly during
Okeechobee's losing game.


Eric Kelly had an interception
for Okeechobee. Anthony Gam-
ble made a diving interception for
Fort Pierce in the second half.
Okeechobee had 65 yards in
kick returns on the afternoon.


Okeechobee midgets L


lose championship game I


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Okeechobee's Lamar Williams
struggles for yards during Saturday's
Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee game.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Luis Leon scored Okeechobee's only
touchdown in Saturday's Pop Warner
Junior Pee Wee Game.


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