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PKEECHOBEE


Vol. 99 No. 274 Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Briefs

CASTLE announces
12th annual Holiday
Magic Celebration
FORT PIERCE-PGA Golf
Club joins forces with CASTLE,
the area's premier organiza-
tion for the prevention of child
abuse, for the 12th Holiday Mag-
ic Celebration set for Saturday,
Nov. 22, from 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Guests are invited to participate
in the exclusive silent and live
auctions, wine tasting, gourmet
food and live music provided
by Bobby & The Blisters. By
participating in the live auction,
anyone can be the lucky winner
of a Panama Vacation, choice
of six beautifully decorated
designer trees, various trips as
well as many other delights. For
the second year in a row, guests
can bid on the tantalizing wines
featured on the magnificent
wine tree. The grand finale
once again offered by Kimberly
& Company Jewelers-is their
signature Champagne Diamond
Drawing. All profits will benefit
CASTLE's parenting programs.
For reservations, call Pam Mad-
den at CASTLE at 772-465-6011,
ext. 228 or e-mail pmadden@
exchangecastle.org. The cost
per person is $50. Visit www.
exchangecastle.org for continu-
ing updates.

Historical
ornaments on sale
The Okeechobee Retired
Educators will be selling their
third limited edition ornament
for Christmas 2008. Ornaments
are 24k gold on brass, includes
a numbered certificate with his-
torical information. Ornaments
are $15. Proceeds fund their
scholarship. The 2008 orna-
ment is the Old County Court-
house. They will also have 2007
and 2006 ornaments available
in a limited quantity for those
who wish to get those. To pur-
chase an ornament call Gay
Carlton at 863-763-5755, Kay
McCool at 863-763-2829, Pau-
lette Whipple at 863-467-2487,
Marion Davis at 863-763-3991
or Regina Hamrick at 863-763-
8865.

Drought Index


Current: 529
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels

14.74 feet
Last Year: 10.36 feet

Ored By-

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

Index
Classifieds ...................... 11-13
Computing for Seniors............ 14
Community Events.................... 8
Crossword........................... 13
O bituaries .................................. 6
O pinion ....................... ......... 4
Speak Out ...................... 4
S ports ................................. 15-16
Sudoku ................................ 13
W weather ................................. 2
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County board has new face


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Margaret Garrard-Helton de-
feated Elvie Posey to win the
Okeechobee County Commis-
sion District 5 seat.
Mrs. Garrard-Helton received
7148 votes, while 5185 people
voted for Mr. Posey.
James Kirk and Michael
O'Connor were the two winners
in the Okeechobee City Council
race. Votes received for candi-
dates in this race were: Mike Ear-
nest, 590; James Kirk, 834; Bill
Ledford, 349; Mike O'Connor,
768; and Jim Vensel, 466.


These results are complete
but unofficial.
In incomplete results for the
race for State Representative
District 79, Okeechobee resident
Democrat Ray 0. Worley (D) re-
ceived 4112 votes in Okeechobee
County against Mike Homer's
(R) 4857 Okeechobee votes. Re-
sults from the other counties in
District 79 were not available as
of newspaper deadline.
Mr. Posey, a Democrat, is
finishing a four-year term as
commissioner. He has earned
advanced certification from the
Florida Association of Counties.
Many times he and commission-


er Ray Domer were on the losing
side of a 3-2 vote. Mr. Posey has
been a proponent of economic
development and has shown
concern for the slumping econo-
my. The retired dairy farmer be-
longs to Peace Lutheran church
and the Kiwanis Club and his
wife is a first grade teacher at
North Elementary School.
While Mrs. Garrard-Helton
has no political experience, the
Republican bait shop operator
said she has learned a lot from
going to commission meetings
lately. She thinks it is important
to bring higher paying jobs to
Okeechobee to keep our young


Election Day Custom: Last minute campaigning
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UKeechoDee News/Pete iGawda
It has long been the custom for candidates
to stand on the corner of Park Street and
Parrott Avenue on election day and wave
at their supporters. Okeechobee County
Commission candidate Margaret Garrard
Helton was keeping the tradition alive at
midday on Nov. 4.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Incumbent county commissioner Elvie
Posey spent part of election day standing
on the corner of Park Street and Parrott
Avenue diagonally opposite his opponent,
Margaret Garrard Helton.


people here. She sees economic
growth as the biggest problem
facing the county and thinks that
good code enforcement is nec-
essary to attract new industry.
Mrs. Garrard-Helton has served
on the board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce and is
a member of Okeechobee Main
Street and First Baptist Church.
Turning to the non-partisan
City Council race, Mr. Vensel,
who unsuccessfully ran for a
council seat two years ago,
works with the Okeechobee
Substance Abuse Council. Mr.
Ledford, who runs a paint and
building supply store, has served


on the city planning board, the
county code board and the af-
fordable housing board. Mr. Kirk
has been on the City Council for
20 years and mayor for 18 years.
He is retired from the Okeecho-
bee County school system. Mr.
Earnest is an electrical contrac-
tor who has lived in Okeechobee
for almost 39 years. He has ex-
tensive business experience and
has supervised as many as 52
people. Mr. O'Connor has been
in Okeechobee for 41 years and
has worked at several jobs be-
fore opening a gun shop in 1982.
From 1993 to 1997 he served on
the City Council.


City eyes



tax break



for seniors


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting on Tuesday,
Nov. 3, the Okeechobee City
Council discussed an additional
homestead exemption for per-
sons 65 and older.
India Riedel, of the city's
finance department, told the
council that Florida statute
196.075 allows municipalities
to adopt an additional home-
stead exemption for senior citi-
zens who meet income qualifi-
cations.
The county already has such


an exemption.
After discussion the city at-
torney was instructed to draw
up the necessary ordinance.
If approved the additional ex-
emption would apply to 2009
taxes.
The council also discussed
a possible change to the city's
land development regulations.
Currently, when a commer-
cial building changes owner-
ship with no change in use,
all current codes must be met.
That includes parking. Many
See Seniors Page 2


Community


invited to



OHS bonfire


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School is
bringing back the tradition of
the community being involved
when it holds its annual home-
coming bonfire on Thursday,
Nov. 6.
There will be a pre-bonfire
celebration beginning at 5 p.m.
with games that will count as
points toward winning Home-


coming Week for each class.
The public is invited to partici-
pate in the games. There will
be booths set up with games
during the bonfire celebration
and obstacle courses.
The theme for this year's
homecoming is "Bright Lights,
Big City."
On Wednesday, Nov. 5, stu-
dents will dress in "'60s attire."
See Bonfire Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Mike Earnest, candidate for Okeechobee City Council, and Connie Abney make one
last effort to secure votes. They were standing at the corner of Park Street and Parrott
Avenue at midday on Tuesday, Nov. 4.



GC SO receives $383,000 grant


GCSO to buy
new radios
and computers

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN-Thanks
to a federal grant, public safety
personnel in Glades County
will be getting new communi-
cations equipment-some, of
which, will also benefit neigh-
boring counties.


Major Richard Jones of the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(GCSO) said Friday, Oct. 31,
that his department has been
notified that it will be receiv-
ing a $383,000 from the Federal
Cops Technology Grant. He
said the sheriff's office applied
for the grant almost two years
ago.
"In that grant there were
11 line items we were able to
purchase," he said. "I can't get
any happier than having free
money to spend. We (Glades


County) won't spend a dime
on this project."
Among the first items to be
purchased will be brand new
800 MHz portable radios for
all law enforcement officers.
Maj. Jones said due to cost, the
sheriff's office has been forced
to buy refurbished and used
equipment in the past.
"We've been using that
equipment since 2004," he
said.
The radios will cost a total of
See Grant Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Super Heros
Superman and Wonder Woman were spotted at the Fall
Festival sponsored by First Baptist Church on Friday,
Oct. 31. In real life they are Alex and Libby Maxwell.




2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Grant
Continued From Page 1
$111,000, he added.
The major said new portable
radios will also be purchased for
the 105 employees of the new
jail. Those purchases will total
$61,000.
"Every county that borders
Glades County will benefit from
our next purchase," said Maj.
Jones.
He explained that neighboring
counties will be able to access the
new Accu-T system being pur-
chased at a cost of $10,000.
Maj. Jones said the system has
an interface module that will al-
low up to five other radio systems
to tie into the Glades County sys-
tem, whether their current system
is VHF, UHF or 800. The major
said an interface cable is plugged
into a box that can then be loaded
into a car in a matter of minutes
and taken to another location.
Once there, other agencies could
hook one of their radios into the


Bonfire
Continued From Page 1
During lunch the student body
will vote for Homecoming Queen
which will be announced at the
Homecoming Game on Friday.
Thursday, Nov. 6, is school
spirit day and each class will have
their own dress code: sopho-
mores will dress in gold; juniors
will dress in purple; and, seniors
will dress in the traditional cam-
ouflage.
During lunch as a fundraiser,
OHS Principal Toni Wiersma will
be taped to a wall by the student
body who will purchase a foot
of duct tape for $1. This will also
count towards their class corn-
petition. To get some ideas visit
http://www.ducttapeguys.com/
walltapings/.
The Homecoming Pep Rally
with a pre-bonfire celebration be-
gins at 5 p.m. in the OHS football
stadium with the bonfire follow-
ing the festivities. Tickets for the
carnival will cost $1 per ticket; six
for $5; 13 for $10; or, 25 for $20.
There will also be a Kiss Bub-
ba contest where you may vote
on who will Kiss Bubba -- Sheriff
Paul May, Coach Chris Branham
or Mrs. Wiersma.
The gates will close at 7 p.m.
for the pep rally and Bonfire.
Admission to the pep rally and
bonfire will be $3, which helps
to cover the cost of the bonfire. It
is hoped that everyone will come
out for the event.
On homecoming day, Friday,
Nov. 7, each class will dress ac-
cording to their chosen city for the
"Bright Lights Big City" theme: se-
niors will dress portraying Las Ve-
gas; juniors will dress portraying
Hollywood; and, sophomores will
dress portraying New Orleans.
The homecoming parade line-
up will begin at 2:15 p.m. on the
south side of U-Save with the pa-
rade beginning at 3 p.m.

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module and now everyone linked
to the system will be interfaced
with other agencies throughout
the state of Florida.
"Our intention is to use it for
agencies such as Hendry and
Okeechobee counties who don't
have funding for that piece of
equipment," said Maj. Jones.
He said this system will be
useful in several situations where
different agencies need to coordi-
nate their activities, such as in the
search for a missing person or a
crime suspect.
With money from the grant,
the major said the sheriff's office
will also purchase a VHS repeater
that will be placed in a 20-foot
aluminum trailer. This piece of
equipment would allow a GCSO
communications person to hook
up to the trailer with a pick up
truck and take the repeater to an-
other agency that may have lost
their radio system, such as in a
hurricane.
"It takes about 30 minutes to
set up," he said. "We will have a
number of repeaters and can very


Pre-game activities will begin
at 7 p.m. and the Homecoming
Queen and her Court will be an-
nounced during half time.
OHS students will attend the
homecoming dance on Saturday,
Nov. 8.
A reminder to students and
parents: student dress and par-
ticipation must be in accordance
with OHS rules. Shorts can be
worn any day this week, as long
as it is in connection with that
day's dress theme. Anyone vio-
lating school rules will be sent to
the office and points will be taken
from his/her class score.
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Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


quickly have the other agency's
system up and operable."
Maj. Jones said this equipment
would also come in handy in the
case of a parade where an agency
wouldn't want to tie up its radio
system.
"We can deploy this trailer and
have the radio system up and run-
ning without tying up the emer-
gency system," he said.
He said up to five agencies
can be linked to the system at
one time. However, five agencies
can't be run independently in the
trailer.
The GCSO major went on to
say that new Minitor 5 alert pag-
ers have already been purchased
for all volunteer firefighters. The
pagers will be used to notify vol-
unteers of an emergency.
He went on to say that new
lap top computers and acces-
sories will be purchased for all
GCSO patrol vehicles. Maj. Jones
said GCSO deputies are currently
using computers that were pur-
chased in 2002, which are now
outdated and can no longer be


Seniors
Continued From Page 1
existing businesses do not have
enough parking to meet current
city code.
City planner Bill Brisson noted
that in many other jurisdictions,
when a piece of property chang-
es hands and the use remains
the same, the lack of parking is
grandfathered in.
Commercial appraiser J.
D. Mixon spoke in favor of the
change. He said the current ordi-
nance discourages sale of com-
mercial property that could not
come into compliance because
of lack of parking.
The city attorney was instruct-
ed to draw up the necessary ordi-
nance to change the land devel-
opment regulations.
Turning to other business, the


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"We will replace those with
brand new machines, which
will allow us to get our deputies
information very efficiently and
quickly," he explained. "Our guys
are really thrilled."
The major said no decision
has been made on what make of
lap top will be used. Right now,
he said, they are looking at using
Panasonic computers.
"They offer a really good war-
ranty and are really good ma-
chines," he offered.
Finally, Maj. Jones said 30 mo-
bile radios will be installed in all
fire and EMS vehicles as well as
ambulances in the county at a
cost of $45,000.
"Mobile radios have two-to-
five times more power. This will
be the same equipment that the
sheriff's office uses in its patrol
cars," he said.
The biggest benefit of this sys-
tem: the equipment belongs to
the sheriff's office but the system
belongs to the state of Florida.
"The system allows us to com-


city held the first reading on two
proposed ordinances dealing
with zoning changes and set Nov.
18 as the date for the final public
hearing on both.
The first dealt with 1.92 acres
located on N.E. Fourth Street that
is owned by Abdul and Yasmin
Cumber. The request was for a
change in zoning from residential
single family to light commercial.
Mr. Brisson noted that the land
in question could hold 12 single
family homes under the current
zoning. He said the impact on the
infrastructure of commercial zon-
ing would be the same as with 12
dwellings.
He said a commercial zoning
would generate more traffic but
would not cause congestion, and
that commercial zoning would
be compatible with surrounding
properties.
The second request was from
Roland and Michelle Mossel who
wished to rezone 0.321 acres on
N.W Ninth Street from industrial
to single family.
Mr. Brisson noted that the
property is non-conforming and
contains a residence. The owners
want to refinance the residence
but the lending institution re-
quires the zoning change.
Mr. Brisson recommended
both requested zoning changes
be approved.
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municate with any other agency
in the state with an 800 radio
system," he explained. "It's a lot
of money but the system we had
was old and in such poor shape
that to rebuild the system now
would have cost us millions. All
we have to pay is a monthly fee
of $14 per radio, per month. That
covers every bit of air time used,
no matter how many minutes."
Maj. Jones said Glades County
is the second Florida county to
join the state system. Baker Coun-
ty was the first, he added.
He anticipates that most of the
new equipment will be opera-


tional within a year.
"Most will be operational be-
fore then," he said. "The only
thing that might be delayed will
be the communications trailer.
That may be delayed three or four
months."
In order to receive the grant
money, all of the equipment must
be installed and operational with-
in 12 months, added Maj. Jones.
As for how long the equip-
ment will last, Maj. Jones said the
radio gear will be good for an av-
erage of five to seven years. The
repeaters and such will last much
longer.


Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming
north between 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. North wind around
5 mph becoming calm.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming
east northeast around 5 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. East north-
east wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northeast wind
around 5 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. East wind
around 5 mph becoming calm.

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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 5, 2008 3




Four motel workers arrested by state


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Four local women were ar-
rested by the state last week on a
felony charge of submitting fraud-
ulent Social Security numbers for
employment.
According to Detective Wil-
liam Hill of the state's Department
of Financial Services/Division of
Insurance Fraud the women were
working for two local motels.
Charged were: Maria Udave,
36, N.W 46th Ave.; Martha Rome-


Maria
Udave


ro, 52, N.W 21st St.; Veronica
Mojica, 31, N.W 46th Ave.; and
Yolanda Robledo, 36, N.W 15th
Ave. The women were booked


Yolanda
Robledo


into the Okeechobee County Jail
then later released on their own
recognizance.
The detective said the Thurs-


day, Oct. 30, arrests were made
due to the women getting em-
ployment by using "fraudulent
documentation."
"This was kind of a spin-off
case from a workman's compen-
sation claim," said Detective Hill
in a telephone interview. "Unfor-
tunately, the people we're arrest-
ing are also the victims. They got
caught up in a vicious cycle. Un-
fortunately, they used false docu-
mentation to get these jobs."
Detective Hill said all four
women are in the U.S. illegally.


"Most have been here for a
number of years," he said. "One
had been here for about nine
years."
The women were working as
housekeepers at the local motels.
"There will be no action
against the employers at this
time," added the detective. "The
employers provided us with all
the documentation and were very
cooperative."
According to Detective Hill, the
women were also cooperative.
The state investigator went


on to say that it's unlikely if Im-
migration and Customs Enforce
ment (ICE) will get involved in
this case.
"It's small scale," he said.
Detective Hill did add that the
case is not being closed with the
arrests and that this investigation
is continuing.
The women were apparently
working here and sending money
back to family members in their
homeland. According to arrest re-
ports Udave, Romero and Mojica
are citizens of Mexico.


Teen is charged with hitting EYDC counselor


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A client at the Eckerd Youth De-
velopment Center (EYDC) was ar-
rested and booked into the county
jail after he allegedly struck a
counselor at the facility.
Zavier Williams, Vero Beach,
was arrested Friday, Oct. 31, and
charged with the felony of battery


on detention
staff. He was
booked into
the Okeecho-
bee County Jail
under a bond
of $5,000.
Deputy Mar-
cus Collier of Zavier
the Okeecho- Williams
bee County


Sheriff's Office (OCSO) stated in
his arrest report that the incident
occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Fri-
day when Williams approached
the counselor and knocked a food
tray out of the hands of William
Quito, 32.
According to the report, Mr.
Quito then redirected "... Zavier
away from him with his hands."
At that point the EYDC client


struck the counselor in the mouth
with his closed fist.
Deputy Collier indicated that
Mr. Quito had a small laceration
to his upper lip.
The deputy then went to
Swann Cottage where Williams
was housed and placed him under
arrest without further incident.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A teen charged earlier this
month with battery on detention
staff has been re-arrested and
charged as an adult.
Macanson Clermonvil, 17,
Pompano Beach, was arrested
Oct. 15 and charged as a juvenile
with hitting a staff member at Eck-
erd's Youth Development Center
(EYDC). However, the teen was
arrested Thursday, Oct. 30, on an
Okeechobee County warrant that
charged him as adult.
Clermonvil was booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail un-
der a bond of $5,000.


An arrest
report by
Deputy Brian
Cross of the
Okeecho
bee County
Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO)
states that
Clermonvil Macanson
was arrest- Macanslemonvil
ed after he Clemonvil
struck an EYDC counselor in the
right side of the face with a closed
fist.
The deputy's report states that
he did see swelling in the jaw area
of the counselor's face.


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After stopping a vehicle
for speeding and littering, an
Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force detective ended up charg-
ing the driver with grand theft.
Dante Perez, 18, U.S. 441 S.E.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct.
30 on a felony charge of grand
theft-possession of firearm. He
was also charged with the mis-
demeanor of possession of mar-
ijuana under 20 grams. Perez
was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a bond of
$6,000.
An arrest report by the detec-
tive indicates that he stopped a
four-door Chevrolet vehicle for
doing 40 mph in a 25 mph zone
and for throwing a cigarette out
of the vehicle.
The report indicates that
when the detective approached
the vehicle Perez and two other
occupants of the vehicle ap-
peared nervous and avoided eye
contact.
Once Deputy Dale Hardy of
the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) arrived as
back up, the three occupants of
the Chevrolet were asked to get
out of the vehicle. The task force
detective stated that all three
were searched but no weapons
or drugs were found on their
persons.
However, OCSO Deputy Don-
ald Ellis and his K-9 Ruby arrived


at the scene
on S.E. Eighth
St. and Ruby
showed posi-
tive alerts to
the vehicle,

port. The ve-
hicle was then Dante
searched and Dante
a small plastic Perez
bag of a green leafy substance
was found in the center console,
the report continued.
The task force detective went
on to state that the substance
was field tested and indicated a
positive result for the presence
of marijuana. The substance,
added the detective, weighed
approximately 5 grams.
During the search of the ve-
hicle, two handguns a Ster-
ling .25 caliber automatic and
an American Arms .22 caliber
- were found in the pocket of
a jacket.
According to the detective's
report, a check on the handguns
was performed and it revealed
that the .25 caliber automatic
was reported stolen May 3, 2007,
in a case being worked by the
OCSO.
Perez was then charged for
having possession of the gun.
The detective's report goes on
to state that Perez was issued a
citation for unlawful speed, and
a written warning for littering.


Teen escapee captured


without incident


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Thanks to an anonymous
tip, a juvenile was apprehended
without incident after his escape
from the Red Road Academy on
N.E. 39th Blvd.
Thomas Steven Glavas, 16,
was charged with the felony of
escape by Deputy Mark Shire-
man of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO). Glavas
was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail, then taken
to the Department of Juvenile
Justice Detention Center in Fort
Pierce.
Deputy Shireman stated in
his arrest report that the teen
apparently escaped from the fa-
cility sometime between 8 and


8:20 p.m. on
Thursday, Oct.
30. Clients at
the facility are
allowed to
make tele-
phone calls at
8 p.m., stated
the report.
Then, at 8:20 Thomas S.
p.nm., a super- Glavas
visor was told
that Glavas had escaped.
After receiving a phone call
on the teen's whereabouts,
OCSO deputies responded to
the parking lot of the Okeecho-
bee Rehabilitation Facility on
U.S. 441 N. where Glavas sur-
rendered to OCSO Lieutenant
Dexel Brock.


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).
Raymond Lloyd Herndon, 38,
N.W 15th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 30 by Officer R. Hol-
royd on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation grand theft. He
was being held without bond.
David L. Moore, 32, Bar-
barossa St., Sebring, was arrested
Oct. 31 by Deputy Lieutenant
Keith Murrish on a warrant charg-
ing him with violation of proba-
tion fleeing and eluding a law
enforcement officer. He is being
held without bond.
Joseph P. Balliro, 37, N.W
Sixth Drive, Boca Raton, was ar-
rested Oct. 31 by Deputy Harold
Hancock on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with battery on a correctional of-
ficer. His bond was set at $5,000.


Anthony Brewer, 16, S.W
Emerald Ave., Port St. Lucie, was
arrested Oct. 31 by Deputy Har-
old Hancock on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with aggravated assault with a
firearm (two counts). His bond
was set at $10,000.
Clayton Jenkins, 20, N.E.
64th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Nov. 1 by Deputy Bart Pot-
ter on a felony charge of resisting
a law enforcement officer with
violence. He was also charged
with the misdemeanor of disor-
derly intoxication. His bond was
set at $3,000.
Douglas J. Jette, 39, C.R. 721,
Moore Haven, was arrested Nov.
4 by Deputy Sergeant J. Royal on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of
probation driving under the in-
fluence. He is being held without
bond.
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discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
AIRPORT MANAGER: I think we should all be thanking Mr. Ver-
non Gray for the excellent job he did with the Okeechobee County
Airport. I grew up most of my life here and he has implemented more
things for the airport in less than five years than most people have
done in a lifetime. Kudos to you Mr. Gray and good luck in N.Y. I for
one, commend you for the excellent work you have done for our
community and our airport.
YOU MIGHT BE FROM OKEECHOBEE: If 35 miles round trip
for milk doesn't sound ridiculous. If you have ever thought to your-
self, or asked your better half "Do these boots match my tie?" If you
have given your address over the phone and said "No seriously, that
is how it is spelled!!" You might be in Okeechobee if someone tells
you they came "from afar" and you smell smoke on their clothes. If
you call the county commissioners by their first names. If you call
the building on State Road 70, where they gave out hurricane sup-
plies, the aggravation center, instead of the agri-civic center. If you
know why the historic Dessert Inn in YeeHaw Junction is famous, but
haven't figured out a way to explain it in polite company. If you have
ever made a bet on how long it will take the vultures to clean up a
roadkill. If you forget to put your cell phone on vibrate and the ringer
spooks your horse. You consider anything taller than 100 feet to be a
mountain. If you put on a sweater when the thermostat dips below
70 degrees, or if when someone refers to 'down south,' you assume
they are talking about Key West.
BOMB: I think the kids who made the bomb did it as something
fun to do. Kids of 14 have no real idea of danger or much of anything
else in life except today. There were children playing with dangerous
toys. It is just a case of kids not being supervised. Where were the par-
ents of any of these kids while this was going on. A gathering of kids
should have alerted a diligent parent that something was up. I just
spent the week end with a couple of my 14 and 16 year old nephews
and they are such children. Silly and crazy is their world. No sense of
much reality.
SUPERVISION NEEDED: When my children were growing up,
we had a swimming pool. Everyone knows that muratic acid is used
to clean pools and driveways. My point to this is that I always taught
my kids the dangers of certain chemicals. That was one of them. They
were taught not to leave the gas can out in the hot sun when they
were mowing the lawn. These kids were unsupervised and their par-
ents must have been out doing something else to not know that they
were making a "bomb." Their parents should be made responsible.
Next thing you know, they will be firing a weapon in the air just to see
where the bullet lands. GET A GRIP PEOPLE! Keep your kids at home
and out of trouble. It is not the community's responsibility. They are
your kids.
PEER PRESSURE: How to make the bomb was on YouTube. I am
sure it wouldn't be hard to find something about it. The crazy thing
is that it just takes one child to start this and typically others follow. It
takes a strong child to stand up and say that we shouldn't be doing
this. Sad that there aren't too many out there who seem to be able to
stand up to the peer pressure and do that.
YOUTUBE: This latest problem with kids learning how to make a
bomb is just one more way YouTube is dangerous. Not too long ago,
they were going through drive-thrus throwing ice at the workers. I
remember reading that one pregnant women was injured due to this
and the kids wound up in jail. There are a lot of stupid stunts on You-
Tube and I would hope parents would teach their children to think for
themselves. But kids also need parental supervision both when they
are on the computer and when they are not.
DANGEROUS DOG: It sure did not take long for the county and
the city to know that the Animal Control put down a family pet but,
look how long it took them to report the fact that dogs that killed
someone may be running loose in our county to the communities.
What's up with that? There is a dangerous dog out there. There are
dangerous children out there. It takes the OCSO a couple of days to
tell us about two kids who made a "bomb" and then it takes them
and the Animal Control over a year to tell us about 2 dogs that are kill-
ers? Does anyone else see anything wrong with this picture?
SCHOOLS: I was just wondering why a lot of the schools in
Okeechobee have articles and pictures in the paper on a pretty regular
bases and "North" seldom has anything in about what's going on at
there schools. Editor's note: The school news columns are provided
by the schools. All of the Okeechobee schools have been invited to
submit school news and photos, by email to the Okeechobee News
at okeenews@newszap.com. Deadline each week is noon on Fri
day.
KILLER DOG: I think if no one picked the dog up, it is probably
either long gone or dead. My concern is what if some caring person
saw this dog running loose and felt sorry for it and took it home.
What if they have this killer dog in their home and don't know its his-
tory. Something could happen to set it off again. The new owner may
try to discipline the dog and wind up in a dangerous situation. or they
may have a group of friends or relatives visit who upset the dog, or the
dog might get loose and start running with other strays and become
aggressive again. I think this needs to be publicized in case someone
did pick up that dog. They need to know its history. And there is a
chance the dog did not do it. If they take the bite impression and it
does not match the body, then the dog would be cleared of the crime
and would not be euthanized.
HORSES: I completely understand why people are having trouble
feeding their horses. The price of feed has gone through the roof and
everything else has gone up as well. People are paying more for their
own groceries and have less money to buy horse feed. I am glad there
is a horse rescue, but I am afraid that there just aren't enough people
who can afford to adopt or foster a horse to keep up with them all. I
have two horses that I can't afford any more, but every week people
are asking if I want another horse. There are a lot of people with
horses just looking for a good home for these animals because they
know they can no longer afford to take care of them.
RAILROAD TRACKS: This is in regards to the railroad tracks on
441 north. I think they ought to put a caution sign up saying to be
careful because these tracks will really tear up your vehicle. CSX
needs to fix these railroad tracks.
YOU MIGHT BE FROM OKEECHOBEE: If you consider any
thing past Orlando to be 'the north.' If you know all three ways to
spell Basinger correctly. If you don't like to take your cowboy hat off
in public, because your tan line ends where the hat begins. If when
someone orders unsweetened ice tea, you are sure they must be a
Godless heathen, or worse, a yankee. If you actually look forward to
hurricane season because at least the traffic won't be so bad. If you
were fifteen before you could spell the name of the town you lived
in.
HALLOWEEN: The community Halloween party at the Agri-Civ-
ic Center was awesome. I love Okeechobee and the way that Main
Street, the clubs, businesses and even the city and county government
officials pull together for these events. The kids had a great time with
all the games and booths. The idea to have two haunted houses was


inspired. And everyone who came in costume looked great. Some
of those costumes obviously took a lot of work. I hope this event
will continue to grow and improve. How about adding a Halloween
karaoke contest for the teenagers? County taxes paid for that facility
and it is nice that the taxpayers actually get to use it for the Halloween
party.
HORSES: I think it is a shame that Okeechobee County does not
have a 4-H pasture. Other counties like Hendry County, have a pas-
ture where 4-H kids can keep their horses. This opens up the program
to kids whose parents do not have enough property to keep a horse,
and who cannot afford the high fees charged by boarding stables.
Taking care of an animal teaches a kid a lot. There might even be
people who would donate horses to a 4-H program. But Okeechobee
County does not have a 4-H pasture.


Letters to the Editor


What's happened to
our world?
The world has come a long
way since I was born in 1947. I
remember growing up on Federal
Hill in Providence, R.I. The streets
were lined with outdoor vendors.
Roasted peppers over burning
barrels, sausages with onions on
fresh baked buns, pizza in strips
that left your mouth watering,
fresh vegetables, fish and fresh
cut meats. They called my neigh-
borhood, "Little Italy."
Most of the people there came
from Italy. Like my parents and
grandparents. People had respect
for each other. THere was little
money and no one took advan-
tage of the poor or elderly. Little
kids did what little kids do play in
the streets, steal a treat from the
street vendor and oh the swat on
the back of the leg when you got
caught! We walked everywhere,
rode bikes, had our usual share
of kid arguments and making up
again so we wouldn't have to stay
in the house.
Little girls and big girls too
were taught to dress appropri-
ately. Nothing revealing. Dresses,
hats and gloves for church on
Sunday, skirts below the knee
with shirts tucked in and belted
for school. We took a lot of pride
in our appearance. I had to share
my clothes with two other sisters
and my three brothers shared
theirs like most of the other big
families. We made do with every-
thing we had a didn't think twice
about it.
We didn't have a T.V until
1957. We were not allowed to
watch it until Saturday night when
my mom would put it on and we
could only watch it for half an
hour before bedtime. Before the
T.V came on, we had to wash
out our socks and underwear by
hand and hang them to dry on
a wooden rack beside the coal
burning stove so we would have
them for the next day. If not, we
went to bed without watching it.
Most times, I helped my younger
brothers and sister do theirs so
we could watch T.V They were
very slow and I was impatient.
How I long for that world to-
day. Today, the T.V is a babysitter,
a place to live in a dream world of
unreality, a moral depravity of ob-
scene lifestyles. Things that should
only be kep behind closed doors
of married couples are blatantly


displayed on T.V in the form of
"Soap Operas." How do they fig-
ure that it is a Soap Opera? Soap
is something that cleans. Opera is
song and music. What is so clean
about all that trash? What about
the cartoons? What happened to
Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse?
And let us not forget about
the commercial. When we went
shopping for underwear, it was
stored in the back room of the
store, not on display. They were
called unmentionabless: for a
reason. Walking around with your
unmentionabless" exposed was
called indecent exposure and you
were hauled in. Today, they walk
around in the underwear and call
it dressed.
Young girls walk around like
two dollar street walkers, and
includes showing up in church
dressed the same way and then
complain if someone, a boy or
man, makes a sexual advance
towards them. What did they ex-
pect? Boys and some men, walk
around with their pants below
"see level" and they thing that
they look cool. What they look
like is stupid, like some two year
old who just went potty by him-
self for the first time and couldn't
put his clothes back on right.
If this is what this genera-
tion has learned from T.V about
dressing, we are in for some really
bad years to come. I haven't even
started on all the other things that
T.V has taught this generation. I
know there will be a lot of feed-
back from all the bleeding heart
liberals over this letter alone. I
hope that it touches home with
young people of this town. They
are the future of America. If they
can't keep themselves morally
conditioned now, how will they
ever be able to be good citizens
and strong leaders?
Remember something par-
ents, you are judged by how your
children look and behave. Those
of you who have struggled to
keep them under control, I ap-
plaud you especially if you are a
working single parent. You notice
that I did not mention a father in
my life. My mom was a working
single parent in the 40s, 50s and
60s until we all grew up. All six of
us! She was a powerful woman.
She could knock you in the head
with her should all the way down
the block. We didn't give her no
lip!
Children, be children as long


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as you can. Don't let the unreal
world of T.V suck you into be-
coming a clone of make believe
lifestyles. God created each and
every one of you uniquely and
differently. Be that unique some-
one that he created. Do your thing
that he created only you for. Just
because everyone else is doing
it, does not make it right. Do not
give into peer pressure. Pastors
and teachers, teach the children
about moral conduct and dress-
ing like young men and ladies.


There's nothing worse than see-
ing a beautiful young lady going
to school or church dressed like
a hooker or a young man looking
like he just stepped out of a bag of
dirty laundry that someone three
away.
If this letter offends anyone,
I do not apologize. I hope that it
opens your eyes. May God touch
your hearts and lives as only he
can do.
Cheryl Gawda
Okeechobee


Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 5
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W. Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) A.A. Grapevine Group, Open
Discussion meeting at 6:30 p.m.; N.A. Nowhere Left To Go Group 8
p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any
12 step fellowships.
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.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the
American Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would
like to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21
and 39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of our
community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at 863-763-7399.
A.A. 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.
Moose Lodge Bingo and food, food served at 5 p.m. and bingo
starts at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-2250. Public is welcome.

Thursday, Nov. 6
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.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
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.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sick Group
- Basic Text meeting at 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 sup-
port 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.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will
meet at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W Second St. Anyone interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at 863-467-1941.
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.
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.
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, Nov. 7
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.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7 until 10 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call 863-471-0559 or
863-385-6671.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind NapaAuto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sick- Open
Discussion/Speaker at 8 p.m. 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. This is an open meeting.
AA. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
The Highlands Social Dance Club will begin its 27th season
on Sept. 7, hosting ballroom dancing every Friday at the Sebring Lions
Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27. For information call
863-471-0559 or 863-385-6621.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to weekly meeting, Overeaters
Anonymous (OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Avenue on Fridays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street entrance.)
Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet club. There are no dues, fees
or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop
eating compulsively. For more information call Loretta at 863-763-
7165 or 863-697-0206.




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"I'd like your permission to marry your daughter," says Jus-
tin Waverly (Josh Van Wormer) as he sits in the lap of his
future father-in-law, Dub Dubberly (James Garner), who is
employed as a department store Santa Claus. The scene
is from the Okeechobee Community Theatre production of
Christmas Belles.

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Pregnant with twins, and weeks overdue, Frankie Futrelle
(Joyce Taylor), sympathizes with husband Dub Dubberly
(James Garner), who is suffering with a kidney stone, while
playing Santa in a church Christmas pageant. The pair ap-
pear in the Okeechobee Community Theatre's production of
Christmas Belles which opens Friday night.


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A veteran cast of adult per-
formers is set to present a hilari-
ous jump start to the holidays as
the Okeechobee Community
Theatre raises the curtain on
Christmas Belles, the first of three
shows scheduled in its 30 birth-
day season.
The comedy production
opens this weekend for a total
of four performances, on Friday
and Saturday nights, Nov. 7, 8, 14
and 15, at 8 p.m. each evening.
The shows are presented at the
theatre on S.W Second Ave. at
Seventh Street, one block behind
Golden Corral Restaurant.
Advance reserved seat tickets
are $12 each, and are on sale at
the Okeechobee County Cham-
ber of Commerce office Monday
through Friday during regular
business hours. Any remaining
tickets will be available at the
door. The box office opens at 7
p.m. on performance nights.
The play is a sequel to the
theatre company's sold-out 2007
production of Dearly Beloved,
which introduced theatre-goers
to the Futrelle sisters, a feisty trio
of Texas women who meet the
problems of life head on. In that
show they were preparing for a
wedding. This time it is a church
Christmas Pageant, with no short-
age of obstacles to overcome.
Santa has a kidney stone, food
poisoning, has picked off numer-
ous members of the cast, an Elvis
impersonator is at the manger,
and a family secret is about to
come to light. Despite these prob-
lems, the feuding sisters find a
way to come together to present
a Christmas program no one will
ever forget, with the true meaning
of the season still at its center.
Most of the original cast from
the first production are back to
reprise their roles. Cast members
for Christmas Belles are: Bank of
America office manager, Paulette
Wise; school teachers Joyce Tay-
lor, Josh Van Wormer and Brynne
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The play is directed by Ron and
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The community theatre's 30
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productions of the stage adapta-
tion of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize
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bird and the romantic play Love
Letters, both scheduled for March
2009.
Volunteers are always wel-
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or to perform the host of tasks
necessary behind the scenes to
produce the plays. Anyone wish-
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group, or who would like to be a
part of its activities, may call Ron
or Jaque Hayes at 863-763-1307.
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Health News in Brief


Red Cross class
plans classes
The Okeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross will offer
the following Health and Safety
classes in November: Wednes-


day, Nov. 5 Infant/Child CPR at
6 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 10 Adult
CPR/AED at 6 p.m. All classes are
held at their Branch office located
at 323 N. Parrott Ave. To register,
or for more information call 863-
763-2488.


Welcome House
is now accepting
applications.
Membership is free, if you
are at least 18 years of age and
have an emotional or psychiat-


ric diagnosis, or if you are under
a doctor's care or simply taking
medication for emotional prob-
lems, they welcome you to drop
in and join the circle of friends.
Welcome House offers sched-
uled activities at least three times
a week such as: arts and crafts,


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.

Clara B. Reinhard, 94
OKEECHOBEE Clara B. Rein-
hard, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, in
Raulerson Hospital. She was 94.
Born July 18, 1914 in Fellsmere to
James Walter and Effie Wade, she
came to Okeechobee 38 years ago
from West Palm Beach, where she
owned four restaurants. She was a
member of Trinity Free Will Baptist
Church, Widow to Widow, and Beta
Sigma Kappa.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Edwin Reinhard; two
sons, Larry and William Reinhard;
and her companion of 10 years, Mar-
shall Lemmert.
She is survived by two daughters,
Julie Moore of (ii.... i.l.. and
Emma Lou Lacher of Jupiter; seven
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchil-
dren; 14 great-great-grandchildren;
and friend and caregiver, Phyllis
Hazelwood of (1i.. 1. ",, .
Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov.
5, 2008 at Trinity Free Will Baptist
Church from 10 a.m. until service
time at 11 a.m., with Pastor Thomas
Dees officiating. Burial will follow at
Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest book at
www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the care of Bass (i.. i i .-1 Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 205 N.E.
2nd St., (,i., . i.. ."


Clara June Gainey, 71
OKEECHOBEE June Gainey,
died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, in Rauler-
son Hospital. She was 71.
She was born May 22, 1937 in Ker-
shaw, S.C., to James and Maude Ca-
toe. She came to Okeechobee in
1971. She was a school teacher's
aide for 20 years in the ('i... i .1.. .-
County School system. She was a
member of the First Baptist Church
of Okeechobee. She loved her
grandchildren, cooking for family
and friends; she was active in Curves
and water aerobics at KOA.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, James M. Gainey.
She is survived by three sons, Keith
N. Gainey (Marsha) of Wellington,
Mitchell Gainey, and Chris Gainey,
both of ('i.. ii.. two daughters,
Lesa Trenter of Ocala, and Lori Er-
win (Michael) of Lake Worth; six
grandchildren, Jason Trenter, Shan-
nen Trenter, Chase Gainey, Anna Er-
win, Dane Shelley, and Grace
Gainey; great-granddaughter, Karlie
Rose Bright; two brothers, James W
Catoe Jr. of Rock Hill, S.C., and
Ralph Douglas Catoe of Kershaw,
S.C.; as well as several nieces and
nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday at Bass (,i.. ...I.
Chapel. Services will be at Baker-
Kershaw Funeral Home in South
Carolina, with burial at Kershaw City
Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First
Baptist Church; or CaringBridge,
1715 Yankee Doodle Road, Suite
301, Eagan, MN 55121.
Friends may sign the guest book at
www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the care of Bass Okeechobee Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 205 N.E.
2nd St., Okeechobee.


Donna Sue Ha
OKEECHOBEE -
tley, of (,i. . i, . .
peacefully in her res
day, Nov. 1, 2008.
She was 70.
She was born
May 11, 1938, in
Watertown, N.Y
to Leonard and
Catherine Fauser.
Donna was a
devoted wife and
an excep-
tional mother
ditional love to all h(
as her friends. She h
as a mountain, and
ahead of herself.
Her entire life was
as well as a dedical
Her cooking abilities
passed by a gourmet
She will be deeply
family and friends. \
is in a more peac
place. So long, but
from all your loving f
In addition to her
50 years, she is surv
daughters, Pamela
Cathy (Jimmy) Bax
Cheryl (Benny) Kind
(David) Allen; moth
Hartley and a host
and great grandchild
The family recei
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 20
p.m. in the Buxton
Chapel.
Graveside services
Memory Gardens in
Wednesday, Nov. 5,
Friends may send to
www.buxtonfuneral]
All arrangements a
reaction and care of
neral Home and Cre
5th Street, Okeechob


rtley, 70
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Sidney Burkett


UDonna e Han- Talr, 88
passed away Tayl0o, 88
idence on Satur- OKEECHOBEE Sidney Burkett
Taylor, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, in
the Hamrick Home. He was 88.
Born Feb. 6, 1920 in Rosenburg,
Texas, he served in World War II in
Pacific Theater United States Navy
detached to the 2nd Marine Division,
and was a Chief Pharmacists Mate.
He participated in the battle of Ta-
rawa, Saipan, and Tinian.
He had been a resident of Okee-
with uncon- chobee for the past 20 years and
er family as well was a member of Oakview Baptist
ad a heart as big Church, Ft. Pierce York Rite, 50 year
always put other member of Mahi Shrine, Veterans of
Foreign Wars, American Legion and
in food service, Masonic Lodge 87. He enjoyed salt-
ted homemaker. water fishing, raising quarter horses,
s were only sur- and gardening.
chef (Maybe). He is preceded in death by his
y missed by her wife, Charlotte Blair Taylor; parents,
We all know she Robert and Gladys Taylor; brothers,
*eful and better Perry, Bobby, and Laverne; and sis-
not good bye, ter, Lillian.
family. He is survived by his daughter,
husband, Ira of Katherine Taylor Pearce (Joe) of
vived by her five ('i.,, ,,-I,,, grandsons, Jason
(Jerry) Jacobs, Pearce (Cindy), and Mike S. Sned-
ley, Janet Allen, don, both of ('i...I. i''",. grand-
der and Melanie daughter, Charlotte Pearce Gaughan
er in-law, Leona of Camilla, Ga.; brothers, WG. Tay-
of grandchildren lor (Kathryn) of San Antonio Texas,
ren. and Carl Taylor (Nan) of Humble,
ved friends on Texas; sister, Mrs. Robert Heugel
)08, from 4 6 (Joy) of Houston, Texas; and sisters-
Funeral Home in-law, Mrs. Evelyn Taylor (Perry) of
Chickamauga, Ga., and Mrs. Dorothy
s were held in Taylor (Laverne) of Seguin, Texas.
Lake Worth on In addition he is survived by four
2008 at 11 a.m. great-grandchildren, and a host of
condolences to nieces and nephews.
home.com. The family will be receiving friends
ire under the di- from 3 p.m. until service time of 4
the Buxton Fu- P.m. Thursday in the Buxton Funeral
ematory, 110 NE Home Chapel.
)ee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
butions maybe made to the Hospice
of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,
ck ('i ... I FL 34973. Friends may
send condolences to www.buxton-
*1l funeralhome.com.
ine6 All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
adf neral Home Funeral Home, 110 N.E.
ad! 5th St., Okeechobee.


support groups, outings, and pre-
sentations. They are open 7 days
a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call Hilda
or James at 863-467-1026.

Christian Mental
health support group
Do you suffer with depres-
sion, anxiety or other mental
illness? The Christian Mental
Health Support group meets on
the second and fourth Thursday
of the month at 6 p.m. on Martin
County Grade. Call 772-597-0463
for more information. Family
members are welcome.

Quit Smoking Now
classes offered
The Okeechobee County
Health Department (OCHD) of-
fers a Tobacco Prevention and
Education Program for the com-
munity. The purpose of the pro-
gram is to reduce adult and youth
tobacco use, and provide tobacco
resources to residents, businesses
and community organizations in
the county. For information, call
863-462-5781.
Depression support
meets
Depending on Christ is a sup-
port group for men and women
suffering irom depression. They
meet every Thursday. For infor-
mation, call 772-597-0463.


Diabetes Support
Group at Hospital
Raulerson Hospital offers a
monthly Diabetes Support Group
which meets on the second
Thursday of each month in the
hospital cafeteria at 2 p.m. If you
have any questions please call
the program coordinator, Wanda
Haas, R.N., B.A., C.D.E., C.P.T., at
863-763-5093.
Red Cross offers HIV/
AIDS course
The American Red Cross-
Okeechobee Branch offers a ba-
sic HIV/AIDs instruction course
that complies with Florida em-
ployment requirements for indi-
viduals working in various voca-
tions. This is a self-study course
that includes text work and the
successful completion of a mul-
tiple choice written test. The cost
of the course is $15. Call the local
Red Cross office at 863-763-2488
for information.
Addiction
consultation offered
Problems with drug or alco-
hol addiction in someone you
know, but don't know where to
turn? The Drug Rehab Resource
service can give you the help you
need. Contact the Drug Rehab
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Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., will
have an old fashioned bazaar on
Saturday, Nov. 8 starting at 9 a.m.
There will be handmade items,
holiday decorations, Christmas
gifts, white elephants, recycled
serviceable items and baked
goodies. For more information
call Eleanor Newhouse at 863 763
6928.
The Dixie Echoes Quartet
will be in concert at His House
Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St. on
Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. A love
offering will be taken. For more
information, call 863 763 7113.


Abundant Blessings As-
sembly of God, 4550 U.S. 441 N.,
has a girls' club called "Friends."
They desire to help young moth-
ers and are working with the lo-
cal pregnancy center. The church
is accepting donations of baby
clothes and other baby gift items,
including gift bags. They have a
container to drop off items any
time in front of the sanctuary. For
more information, call 863 763
3736.
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.
Peace Lutheran Director of
Music, Dorcas Hirst, invites all in-
terested singers to join us as we
begin practicing for the Christmas
Cantata. You do not have to be
a member of the regular choir.
Practices are on Wednesday from
7 pm to 8 pm. Come and join the
fun.


Quilt Sale: The Quilters have
been busy cutting and piecing
quilts and now their beautiful
artistic handicrafts are ready for
sale. This is a good time to be
thinking of Christmas gifts for
someone special on your list. Call
the Church Office, 763-5042, for
more information.
Word of Life Super 2008 is
coming to Orlando Dec. 5. If you
are in grade 9 or above, you are
invited to make plans for a fast
paced adrenaline-pumping all
nighter featuring an Orlando Mag-


ic game, broom hockey, ice skat-
ing, bowling and lots of pizza.
Okeechobee Christian
Academy Quilt Show will be
held Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9
a.m. until 4 p.m. at Grace Breth-
ren Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave.
Local quilters are wanted display
their quilts. If you are interested in
showing your quilts at this event
please contact Joan Caves at
863-763-2903 by November 21.
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These puppets entertained the crowd at the First Baptist
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8 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Community Events


Hospice plans
yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will
host a three-day yard sale at the
Blue Volunteer Building, next
to The Hamrick Home, 411 S.E.
Fourth Street, Thursday, Nov. 6,
8 a.m. 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, 8
a.m. 2 p.m. and Saturday, Nov.
8, and 11, 8 a.m. noon. They
also have construction items, bar-
gains galore, and all new items
available. Must sell to get ready for
the 10th annual Festival of Trees.
All proceeds benefit patient care
in Okeechobee including services
offered in The Hamrick Home.
For information, call Cathy at 863-
467-2321 or 863-697-1995.

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.


OCEA has
membership meeting
The Okeechobee County
Education Association will have
its second General Membership
Meeting of the 2008-2009 school
year on Thursday, Nov. 13, at
4:30 p.m. in the Media Center at
Osceola Middle School, 825 SW
28th St. They will conduct busi-
ness, report on the recent annual
FEA Delegate Assembly, and also
address issues of members. If you
are not a member of OCEA, you
may join at the meeting. Door
prizes and refreshments will be
given. Be informed!

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 Lutheran
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.


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turkey drawing
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post
9528, Buckhead Ridge will hold a
Turkey drawing on Sunday, Nov.
9, from 2 p.m. until ? There will
be 15 turkeys or gift certificates
will be given in the drawing.
Open face turkey sandwiches will
be available for $1. There will be
door prizes and a bake sale.

Nutritional Analysis
Class to be held
Monday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Dr. Edward Douglas will teach a
CRA Nutritional Analysis Class at
the Douglas Chiropractic and Fit-
ness Center. For more informa-
tion call 863-763-4320. This is a
free community service.

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-
rent business owners. They offer
free, monthly, one day seminars
on Steps to owning a Business,
Business Plans, and Marketing.
The Chamber is donating office
space to the Small Business De-
velopment Center. Do you have a
suggestion for a Chamber logo? If
so email me at candace7@gmail.
com.

Ham sale starts for
the holidays
Main Street is once again of-
fering Honey Baked Hams for the
holiday. Spiral hams, boneless
hams, whole smoked turkeys,
side dishes and desserts are avail-
able. The pick up date is Tuesday,
Nov. 25, after noon at Syble's
Flowers, 119 South Parrott Ave.
To place an order or for more
information call 863-763-2225 or
863-357-6247.


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holds fundraiser
Habitat for Humanity will hold
a 50/50 drawing fundraiser. Tick-
ets are available at Regions Bank,
1 for $1 or 6 for $5. The winner
will be notified on Dec. 1.

Friends of the Library
host book sale
Friends of the Okeechobee
Library Book Sale will be held
at the library on Thursday, Nov.
13, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fri-
day, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 7
p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 15,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Hardcover
books are $2, Paperbacks are $1,
Library discards are half price. On
Saturday a bag of books is $2 and
a box is $5. For more information
please call the library at 863-763-
3536.

Barracudas presents
"Ride for the Troops"
On Nov. 16, Barracudas will
present "Ride for the Troops."
There will be a slow drag race,
weenie bite contest, drawing
prizes, live music, and more. Tick-
ets are available at Barracudas for
$20, which includes: t-shirt, draw-
ing ticket and ride. All proceeds
will be donated to Military Order
of The Purple Hearts. Run leaves
Barracuda's a noon sharp. For
more information call 863-801-
6268.

BHR VFD Winterfest
2009
Winterfest 2009 will be held
on Jan. 31. There will be catfish,
cotton candy, popcorn, crafts,
music and more. For more infor-
mation, call 863-532-9015 or John
at 863-467-8220.
Anyone interested in renting a
booth for Winterfest 2009, please
call John at 863-467-8220 or 863-
532-9015.


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.


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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
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FL, 34973. Also if you are eligible
and have changed your address in
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Okeechobee sees rate increase in teen pregnancies


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Two girls age 14 and younger,
36 girls between 15 and 17, and
74 girls between 15 and 18 were
pregnant in Okeechobee County
last year.
The annual teen pregnancy
report from the Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition shows
Okeechobee was in the top 10 in
Florida counties in terms of teen-
age births per thousand. In the 15
to 18 age group the county rate
was lower than only two coun-
ties, Hardee and Hendry.
Efforts to reduce the teenage
pregnancy rate continue, Healthy


Start Director Kay Begin said.
Among those are the on track
and the on track two programs
which are administered through
the Okeechobee Communities in
School's program. The goal is to
increase the self esteem of teen-
age girls and teach them about
healthy relationships.
Begin said they also work hard
to reach teenage boys. She noted
girls don't always have to con-
tinue saying yes to sexual activ-
ity, and that they can say no. She
noted healthy start tries to pro-
vide these kids with the support
systems they need to make good
decisions.


Healthy Start Officials are also
realistic about how long it will
take to make a significant dent in
the teenage pregnancy rates. They
note they have made progress but
that this effort will have to be on-
going and will take time.
"We do expect progress,"
Heathy Start Coordinator Becky
Smith said, "The program has
only been going on a year, and
we need more time. We have
touched the lives of many teen-
age parents."
Ms. Smith said an analysis of
the statistics shows the teenage
pregnancy rate doubles when a
girl turns 18.


Another factor in the teenage
birth rate is an increase in the
teenage population in Okeecho-
bee County over the past few
years.
"We still have too many teen-
age girls getting pregnant. That
is the bottom line," Ms. Begin
noted.
Ms. Begin noted that girls and
boys need to know the impacts
a pregnancy at an early age can
have on their lives. It can lead to
dropping out of school, limits col-
lege opportunities, and thus re-
duces the amount of salaries and
the quality of jobs these parents
can receive later in life.


Ms. Smith said many of these
teenage mothers want to be good
mothers and ask for assistance.
She also praised some for their
decision to become mothers,
"Some of these girls are making
the choice to be pro life and I
think that should be noted," she
said. "A lot of our young mothers
want to be good mothers."
The rate in 2004 was 60.2 per-
cent per thousand for girls be-
tween the ages of 15 and 18. The
number of pregnancies in 2004
was unavailable. In 2005, the rate
was 69.7 per thousand as 70 girls
in that age group were pregnant.
The rate in 2006 was 57.2 percent


with 59 girls pregnant in that age
group.
Another problem is the rate of
repeat teenage births. Nineteen
girls still in their teens had repeat
pregnancies in 2007, 20 in 2006,
and 19 in 2005.
"That is way too high," Ms. Be-
gin noted.
Healthy Start Officials note
many of the smaller rural coun-
ties in Florida have high teenage
pregnancy rates. They suggest
that these areas have limited rec
rational and other opportunities
for teenagers and that can be a
factor in the teenage pregnancy
rate


Foodborne illness outbreaks decline


TALLAHASSEE-The Florida
Department of Health (DOH) re-
cently made the 2007 food/water-
borne illness statistics available,
proving that the number of food
and water borne illnesses con-
tinues to decline in Florida. The
DOH reports that in 2007 there
were 119 food/waterborne illness
outbreaks, which is a decrease
from 148 in 2006 and a sharp
decrease from 433 outbreaks in
1997. This 72 percent decrease in
the number of food/waterborne
illnesses throughout 10 years is
a direct result of more aggressive
food safety regulations in Florida.
Restaurants typically account for
75 percent of the total number of
food/waterborne illness outbreaks
in Florida, and were the primary
culprit for the high food borne
illness outbreaks prior to 2000
when the state enacted a proac-
tive measure that required Florida
restaurants to train all employees
who touch, handle or come into
contact with food. Since the initia-
tion of this requirement, the res-
taurant-specific and overall food/
waterborne illness numbers have
decreased substantially.
"I think the correlation be-
tween the huge decrease in the
number of food borne illness out-
breaks and the mandatory training
of all food handlers explains why
we're seeing a continual decline
in food borne illness outbreaks,"
said Rick Wallace, CEO of Train-


Safe, a state-approved food safety
provider in Florida. "TrainSafe is
being offered to Florida's restau-
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we have something important to
teach that will really affect busi-
nesses, the industry and consum-
ers, and we believe that this train-
ing should be as inexpensive as
possible and as entertaining as it
is informative."
Florida is the only state that has
enacted a requirement for restau-
rant employees to become trained
in food safety. Some organizations
continue to claim that Florida has
the highest number of reported
food borne illness outbreaks in the
country, but state officials say that
this claim is not accurate because
unlike other states, Florida reports
both suspected and confirmed
outbreaks. In addition, Florida is
one of the only states that has a
uniform state-wide inspection
and reporting mechanism. Most
states divide the responsibility of
restaurant regulation to various
local jurisdictions, which makes
aggregate state-wide data impos-
sible to interpret.
Restaurants who do not have
a proprietary state-approved food
safety program must provide proof
to a state restaurant inspector that
all food-handlers are trained and
that the training is current. Em-
ployees must be re-certified every
three years. Restaurants that are
found to be in violation of the


food safety training law, will re-
ceive a critical violation and may
have to attend a Hospitality Edu-
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TrainSafe is a state-approved
food safety training provider in
Florida. TrainSafe encourages
restaurants to train safer, train
greener and train cheaper. Train-


Safe offers restaurants the option
of downloading and copying the
training manual for free and re-
use whenever training is needed.
To learn more about TrainSafe,
download the food safety manual
or access food safety news and
information, go to www.TRAIN-
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advising parents and caregivers
that they have received reports
that a small percentage of ba-
bies and infants have developed
rashes on the upper back after
wearing Carter's clothing with
heat-transferred, or "tag-less"
labels.
This advisory applies to Cart-
er's Fall 2007 product line. The
Fall 2007 line utilizes a label on
the inside back of the garment
that has a raised surface with
a solid, rather than a stenciled,
background. This advisory does
not apply to previous and cur-
rent product lines, which uti-


lize labels with stenciled back-
grounds.
The garments, which were
made in various countries, were
sold at Carter's own retail stores
and at department and national
chain stores.
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on the upper back after wearing
garments that have a "tag-less"
label with a solid background,
you should stop using these
garments. If the rash persists
or worsens, you should contact
your pediatrician. For additional
information, visit Carter's web
site at http://www.carters.conm/
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Extension Service: How Does Your Garden Grow?


Raggedy Hibiscus
The hibiscus plants in my
yard were blooming nicely when
some livestock got into the yard
and striped them of nearly all
their leaves! Should I prune them
back? Right now they look like


sticks with just a few leaves. -
Anonymous
Chewed up Hibiscus can re-
cover if you can keep the cows
from visiting your yard. I would
first make sure exclusion options
are in place to prevent contin-


Submitted photo

Hog and Ham program
Larry Eubanks (left), Coordinator of Research Programs
at UF Meat Extension is pictured with Jessica Humphrey
(right), 13, who placed 4th Overall in the 2008 4-H Hog
and Ham Program hosted by the University of Florida's
IFAS Extension. The Hog and Ham program is an annual
project in which one participant per County is selected.
Participants begin in April by selecting a hog for pork
production. The participant feeds and cares for the hog,
keeping an accurate record of expenses and weight gain.
The participant also visits a local retail grocer and restau-
rant to document inventory and sales for pork, food safety,
marketing strategies and pork sales. In August, he/she ac-
tively participates in the harvesting of the hog. Finally, the
participant prepares and gives a presentation related to
the pork industry. All components are then scored and the
top ten overall participants are awarded.


ued chomping on your favorite
flowers. Are your fences in good
repair? Do you have a way to
keep gates closed? Another idea
that might be tried is to use a hot
pepper spray on the leaves that
may discourage cattle (and oth-
er mammals like rabbits) from
chewing on the leaves.
After the long-term issues are
addressed, some very careful
pruning might assist in the re-
covery. If branches are broken or
bark is shredded, carefully prune
the stem back to a point on the
stem below where damage oc-
curs. You can also wait a little bit
to see where new growth begins
and use that to show you where
to cut damaged stems.
If it has been a long time since
this shrub has been fertilized, a
small amount of slow-release
granular fertilizer designed for
hibiscus might improve the new
growth. Don't overdo it, as this
will encourage new growth that
can be damaged by colder tem-
peratures that are just around the
corner. Add some irrigation if it
gets dry, but if the rains keep up
like the past few weeks, no irriga-
tion will be needed.
"Crepe Murder"
When do I prune my Crepe
Myrtle? It has just about stopped
blooming so I'm thinking now? -
Anonymous
Pruning Crepe Myrtles is a
tricky business: Too many folks
will simply give these bloomin'
beauties a flat-top haircut the
result is "Crepe Murder." Have a
good reason in mind why you are
pruning. Properly located myrtles
will rarely need to be introduced
to pruning shears. Improper prun-
ing will reduce bloom color the


UNIVERSITY OF


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IFAS EXTENSION

following year, and can result in
lots of weakly attached branches.
If you are pruning to reduce
the height of the plant, the wrong
plant has been planted. Many dif-
ferent crepe myrtles can be plant-
ed to mature at the right size for a
particular location.
A careful thinning of some of
the suckers from the base can be
of value. It can thin overgrown
plants, allowing leaves to stay
drier, and increase light into the
middle of the plant. These results
will help improve the plant.
It you need to prune crepe
myrtles, this would be an Ok time
of year; however, don't wait too
long, as pruning before colder
times mean new growth, which
can be damaged by frost. Ask us
for a copy of Angela Sachson's
August 2008 article, Crepe Myrtle
for Florida Yards.
Fruitful Dooryards
I would love to have more fruit
trees in my yard. Besides citrus,
what fruit trees grow well in this
part of Florida? -Anonymous
This area is blessed by a cli-
mate that can support both some
temperate (i.e. deciduous) fruit
trees, as well as some of the more
tropical plants. The key is to get
the right varieties that are adapted
to our climate. Temperate fruit
grown here may include peach,
apple, blackberry, grape, fig,


and persimmon. Some popular
tropical choices can be avocado,
papaya, banana, guava, passion-
fruit, lychee, and mango.
Be sure that your site is not
going to have standing water and
has lots of sunlight. Then figure
out if you get more of the cold
winter winds or the warm sum-
mer breezes to estimate chilling
requirements or cold hardiness
zones. Beyond that is personal
preference to determine the kinds
of fruit you should grow.
UF has two excellent bulletins
on dooryard fruit options for our
area. Take a look at, "Say Thanks
with Dooryard Fruit Plants," my
column from November 2005. Be-
yond that, visit some places with
fruit plantings to look, see and
taste the possibilities. Nearby is
Sal Varri's farm here in Okeecho-
bee, Heathcoat Gardens in Ft.
Pierce and Mounts Botanical Gar-
dens in West Palm Beach all will
help narrow your choices.
Send us your favorite garden
question by fax (863-763-5901),
email ( okeenews@newszap.
corn) or just drop it off at the
Okeechobee News office at (107
SW 17th St. suite D, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34974). The University


of Florida Okeechobee County
Extension office will pick out
three questions that would be of
greatest interest to local residents
and publish brief answers in the
Okeechobee News.
We need YOUR real ques-
tions by Monday at 5 p.m. Be
sure to include your name and
phone or email address in case
we need more information (We
can publish a question as anony-
mous if you wish). Clear photo-
graphs (digital preferred) 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 of-
fice!) We reserve the right to edit
all questions for space.
More information is available
on the award-winning Okeecho-
beeweb page, fhii' ', , I.. .
ifas.ufl.edu. If you need additional
information on, please email us
at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at 863-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners from 1 to 3 p.m.
on Tuesday afternoons.


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



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & 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


GE REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER
- Side by side 19.6 Cubic
Feet. Good condition. $125.
(863)697-3436
REFRIGERATOR Clean frost
free in great condition Whirl-
pool 29x63 $75.
(863)634-5236
REFRIGERATOR full size, like
new, $100 (863)227-3633
REFRIGERATOR white, 18
cu. ft., top freezer w/icemak-
er, good cond., $150.
(863)763-1997 Okeechobee
WASHER GE, never been
used, paid $635, asking
$400. (239)657-3723
WASHER Heavy duty, 20 lb.
capacity, works great, $35.
Call 863-763-1997
WHIRLPOOL CHEST FREEZER
$350/or best offer
813)417-0195
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified



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
Bicycle-Fold up, adjustable
Heights, fits in a trunk, Great
for traveling $50.00 firm
(863)634-4722
MOTORIZED BICYCLE 2 cy-
cle engine, cheap riding.
$400. (863)467-4551


BOOKS (50) Romance
books. $8. or will trade.
(863)763-1059



"EVERY BUILDING ON SALE!"
...Manufacturer Direct at
"ROCK BOTTOM PRICES"
32x60x18 $11,995.
35x60x16 $14,285.
40x80x16 $20,995.
48x1 00x1l8 $27,495.
60x120x18 $44,900. MANY
OTHERS! Pioneer Steel
(800)668-5422.



A/C Dudding Silver 8 boxes.
3 boxes of 4", 2 boxes 6",
1box 7". 2 boxes 10".$65.
(863)467-0007
BASE PANS (6) w/45 wedg-
es. For mobile homes. $25
(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 crib & changing table
3-1 $150 OBO
(863)447-6286
Baby Dresser- Light Oak
$20.00 OBO Call Christy
(863)697-1247
BOUNCE HOUSE w/SLIDE
15x15, Magic Jump. Like
new. $1800 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
CHANGING TABLE Car Seats
Bouncer, safety bed rails,
Walker, Pack N Play. $140
will sep. 863-763-8409



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
DB YELLOW Halter Dress Tea
Len SZ 24 never worn al-
ready dry cleaned $80/or
best offer (863)697-2705
DB YELLOW Strapless Dress
Floor Len SZ 12 never worn
already dry cleaned $80/or
best offer (863)697-2705
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 O0/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


NORMAN ROCKWELL
PLATES- Boxes & certifi-
cates, will trade for fishing
tackle (561)261-0766



DELL COMPUTER XP Pro,
Office, Edu/Games, DSL,
CDRW, call Tony $75.
(863)517-2782
NOTEBOOK Compaq 2.4ghz,
XP Pro, wireless,cdrw/DVD,
Fast! $325. (239)247-4839
(863)674-0212


Beds- 1- Queen electric $350.,
1- Day bed $100.
(863)467-6100


BROYHILL ENTERTAINMENT
Center Burgandy Country.
90" in length. Mint condi-
ton. 2 years old, cost
$3.300.00 new. $1200/neg.
( 8 6 3) 9 8 3 7 0 1 1
(863)228-2837
BUNK BED Rustic wood,
twin on top, full on bottom,
w/mattresses $500
(863)697-0218
CORNER CURIO CABINET,
Beautiful solid wood,
washed oak, glass shelves,
lights. $225 (863)634-5038
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.
KITCHEN TABLE white w/tile
top middle & butcher block
frame, 5 chairs, $125 or
best offer (863)467-8464






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.






TABLE & 4 CHAIRS Solid
oak, $300 (863)697-0218
TV CABINET Wooden. 54"
Tall. Holds up to a 35"W x
32"H TV. Nice! $100
(863)634-2303 (Okee area)
WALL UNIT Lighted, Glass
shelves. $395
(863)675-5741
WATERBED Queen size w/in-
dividual water tubes. Very
good condition. Asking $125
(863)610-6195



CLUB CAR Runs good. Good
batteries. Charger Good
tires. $750 (863)673-4660
GOLF CLUBS 1 Custom Set,
1 Ladies Set, 3 Mens Sets.
All right handed. $350 will
sep. (863)697-9704


GUNS 4 shotguns, 5 rifles,
$1,020/will separate. Call
863-763-5323 or
863-532-9881
REMINGTON 1990 11-87
Shotgun Remington 11-87
Special Purpose model 12
GA. auto loader, 28" Vent
Rib Barrel with Rem-
Chokes. 3" Magnum 8 Rem
Chokes with installation
tool. Rifled Slug Barrel. 3-9
power Universal Scope.
Sling w/swivels. Hard
Case. Walnut stock & fore-
arm. Excellent condition
with a few scratches on the
stock. $600. (863)824-0835
(863)634-5023
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
Healt & Reucin
Eqim ent 0620


Sears Treadmill-
(863)763-5986


$75.00


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


NEON LIGHT BUD ICE BOTTLE
LARGE SIZE, GOOD FOR
RESTAURANT, BAR, GAME
ROOM, RETAIL PRICE
$250.00 863-265-0366
$75. (863)265-0366


EAGLE LIBERTY MOBILITY
SCOOTER $1200/or best
offer. (813)754-1543
(813)417-0195
POWER CHAIR New, battery
& charger Used very little.
Pd. $5000, Sell for $1500
(863)675-0122


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.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
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.
CHROME WHEELS (4) with
tires P225/50 R16 91V Ex-
treme Performance.
$200/firm. (863)801-3973
GAS MASK w/Filter, Bio-
Chemical Nato. Israeli Mili-
tary Issue. Brand new. $75
(863)430-6987
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRANIING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL08.
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ft long, you
haul, $450 cash
(863)634-2303 (Okee area)
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
TRANSPORT WHEEL CHAIR
good cond $50.
(863)634-4722



Piano-Storey & Clark,Spinet,
Pecan wood finish,excellent
condition $1500.00
(863)763-5986
Piano/Upright W/bench, It
wood color, good shape
$100 OBO (863)763-7983


AQUARIUM 50 Gallons. Like
new w/stand and all acces-
sories. $290 (863)675-5741
BOA CONSTRICTOR 5 Ft.,
$30 (863)763-5150
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
PUPPIS -Leopard, black
mouth cur and pit mix. 5 wks
old. 1st shots. $50
(863)673-0232
RABBIT- 1 yr old, female,
friendly, with cage $20
(863)763-0277



WATER HEATER 30 GAL,
220 AMP brand new, ask-
ing $100 (863)675-1113



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


Compound Bow & Arrow W/
29.5 Draw length, call for
info $225 OBO
(863)634-2790
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
TRACKING SYSTEM -
MN-1lOReceiver;(4)Transmit-
ter Collars $800/or best of-
fer. (863)675-6918



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 obo
863)302-1656 or
863)227-6253
BIG SCREEN TV Tv works
great. Is the large type not
flat screen. $100/or best of-
fer. (863)634-8708
(863)763-0564
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


METAL LATHE Craftsman At-
las, 36" w/tooling. $350 or
best offer. (863)430-6987


FOOTBALL TABLE Halex.
Reg Adult Size. Good Condi-
tion. $40. (863)634-6601


CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE -
Complete. Too many items
to list! $150 Call
(863)763-0141 after 5pm.

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




BUSH HOG 5 Ft., Pasture
renavator, landscaping rake.
$1200 for all, will sep.
(863)902-0257
TREE BOOM attachment for a
skid loader, like new, heavy
duty, $500 (863)697-2032


ARABIAN BAY Stallion 20
yrs. old. Up on shots. Gentle,
hasn't been ridden. $600
neg./trade. (561)924-2064



2 CRAFMAN mower 42" for
part's $100/or best offer
(863)763-5890




12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Watt, 10 HP
Generator $500 OBO
(863)467-2537
Sears- 14 HP 42 inch Riding
Mower w/bagger $300 OBO
(863)467-2537



16' STOCK Trailer gooseneck
LaBelle needs a little work
$1000/or best offer.
(863)673-7743




BLUEBERRY BUSH 2-3 Ft.
Tall. $25 (863)675-3741


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




Basswood 2/1, tile through-
out, no pets, $650 mo, 1st &
last-King's Bay- 2/2 $695
mo. No pets (863)763-7301
or (863)697-1623 Anytime
OKEE., Huge, Clean, 2br, 2ba
$750/mo. 1st & $500 sec.
2br, 1ba, New kitch, carpet &
paint. $650/mo. 1st & $500
sec. Call 772-215-0098
OKEECHOBEE Unfurn duplex
apt, $700/mo w/$700 sec.
2br, 1ba, w/w carpet, stove,
refrig, AC, No Pets,
(863)467-6640
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency.
Very clean! $600/mo. In-
cludes utilities. No pets. Call
561-329-8205




KING'S BAY, 2/1, Pool, Ten-
nis, new tile firs., etc. $800
mo. + sec. Water & Cable
included. 863-697-6428
KINGS BAY, 2br/1lba, w/gar-
age, all appl., w&d, $600
mo. 1st, last & $300 sec.
(863)763-2414
MOTEL ALTERNATIVE 2br,
townhouse w/all amenities
incld, by the week or by the
month. Located in Kings
Bay. (863)634-9850
OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
back room. $595/mo.
Includes lawn maintenance.
(954)290-0861



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
A LARGE STUCCO HOME -
2 Bdrm., Waterfront w/boat
dock. Great neighborhood.
$850 month (863)467-1308
AFFORDABLE NEW & RENO-
VATED HOUSES. 3/2/2 &
3/1/1, Bring Pets, Lg yards,
1st month free
(561)723-2226
BEAUTIFUL 2 Bdrm., In Bass-
wood Estates. Big yard.
$750 mo. + 1st & last. Call
(954)303-9804
BEAUTIFUL 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
New floors. Basswood Es-
tates. $900. mo. + dep. &
ref's. Call (786)417-2135
CITY OF OKEE., 3br, 2ba, SW
section City. Clean. Great
neighborhood. $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 $950/mo.


+ 1st, last & $500 sec.
863-801-9163
NEW DUPLEX 3/2, in the city
limits, Avail Immediately,
$900/mo + 1st, & deposit.
(863)465-0053
OKECHOBEE 3 BR, 1 BA Du-
plex, DW, W/D connector,
C/A & heat, $750 mo. +
$500 sec. (863) 763-4414
OKEE., 3BR/2BA 10 acres.
Horses welcome. 70 W 12mi.
out of town $800. mo. + 1st,
Last & Sec. (863)634-3262
OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 1BA,
Kings Bay, closed in carport,
$850/mo, 1st, last, $700
sec. (321) 262-9278
OKEECHOBEE remodeled 2/2
Villa, $845/mo, also 2/1
house for rent $700/mo 1st,
last & sec req.
(561)743-0192
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $900.
mo. + Util., 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294


OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. C/Air Lazy 7 area.
1st, last & sec.
863-467-2541
Rent to Own- 4/2
$1000 mo. new, ready now.
863-599-0156 or
561-248-3888
-RENT/OPTION TO BUY-
Okee, 1901 SE 29th St.,
3BR/2BA, garage, private
lake, exc. ref's essential, 1st
mo. 1/2 off, $750 last & sec.,
no pets. 561-568-3613
TREASURE ISLAND 3br,
1.5ba, Cent/AC, on water,
gar, fenced yard $800/mo,
1st & last, (561)308-7566


SAVE YOUR GAS!!
WE HAVE OVER 50 RENTALS
AVAILABLE
Landlords, tenants Welcome
OPEN WEEKENDS
Century 21 Horizon
Properties
(863)634-5352
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

One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.




,W 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


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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080





WPB Condo-Very nice 2/2 will
trade for home in Okeecho-
bee. Call 561-662-4563







4 bd/2ba CBS, tile
floors, architectural
shingles, dbl. garage,
appliances
$21 5.000Including lot
Ready now
FIXED RATE
Financing Available










WILL BUILD HACIENDA
MODEL 4BD/2BA
1154 500 including ot


Call
863-357-3313

Neal Lmg

Conshucton Co.
CBC125170 CMC1249343 CFC058088
Okeechobee
www.NealLongConstruction.com

LAND FOR SALE
$200,000 or best offer.
Access to road, electric,
water, 15 acres of pasture.
305-877-8688.
Visit link for map:
http://www.reachon.com/
LandforSale.htm
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

R BAR 4br, 2ba, 2 car gar-
age, 2.5 acres, Pond, $225K
$50000 towards closing.
(863)801-9163



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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
BEST VALUE IN TOWN! For
Rent: 2/1 unique Loft unit
and/or 3/2 home. Both units
newly remodeled. Located
12 minutes north of Okee-
chobee on Equestrian
Ranch. Monthly water, trash
& lawn maintenance includ-
ed. $550 / $650 Move in
special. M-F (863)467-2982
DWMH 3BR/2BA sits on
1.25 acres, located in Prai-
rie/Viking, outside pets wel-
come (863)763-2049
FT. DRUM 2 BR, Completely
furnished. C/Air & Heat.
$400 mo. (917)836-8628 or
(863)801-1517
HORSES WELCOME! Platts
Bluff. 2/2 M/H. 5 Acres.
$750 mo. + $750 sec. dep.
(239)707-5155
HOTEL/MOTEL ALT. 2
Bdrm., 2 Ba., w/full kitchen,
W&D, $250 wk. $300 sec.
dep.(863)824-0981
Kississimmee River Est- 2/1,
2 car gar on private lot $550
per mo. + Dep
863-467-8062

MONTHLY $599
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee's Nicest.
1 Bedroom & 2 Bedroom
furnished & unfurnished
(772)215-0010
KIB'S FISH CAMP
NORTHWEST 63rd Terrace,
2BR, 1BA, on big lot.
$600/mo. + dep. Call
757-431-0331
Off Potter Rd- $625. per mo.
1st and last (863)763-3482
OKEECHOBEE ON RIM CANAL
2br, 2ba, nice large yard.
Small pet okay. $950/mo.
(863)467-6309
TREASURE ISLAND, 2br, 2ba
Lake access, quiet area. No
pets. $650/mo., 1st, last &
sec. dep. (561)743-4331
WATERFRONT. 2br/1ba, com-
pletely furnished, non smk.
env., no pets $600 mo.+1st
&sec. 772-285-5856




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
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
-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
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


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
BOAT 14 Ft., Aluminum, 2hp
gas, swivel seats, new Minn-
kota. Lots extra's. Galvanized
trlr $850 (863)763-3551
BOAT TRAILER small,
14'-15', $150 or best offer.
(863)983-7100


IPrsRpirs


CAROLINA SKIFF 1998 14ft,
35HP/Electric Start, Minnko-
ta Trolling Motor $2300/or
best offer (863)634-0447
JOHNSON 50HP OUTBOARD
2000 Runs great and has
very low hours, s/s propeller,
power tilt electric wiring, ex-
cellent condition, is on
wheeled motor stand. In rural
Okeechobee $2100/firm.
(863)801-3973
SAIL BOAT Irwin 37, $4900,
awlgritted, new shaft, prop,
cutless, Nice sails, no mast,
no engine (239)823-2587
SEA RAY SEVILLE 21FT,
dual axle trailer, 4hr on mo-
tor, $4800 or best offer or
trade (863)532-1761



FLEETWOOD SOUTHWIND,
'88 35', 41k mi., water
damage, drive it home.
$2,000. (239)200-1159
Like New 72"x84" ALU. Pick
up Topper, fits Ford Crew
Cab Short Bed. Stored Inside
$500 OBO (863)697-9713
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, apples,
all hookups, walk in shower,
$2900 (772)342-7304




DOWN RIGGERS (2) Can-
non, electric, for boat, $150
for both or will sell separate
(863)674-0281
MERCURY O/B MOTOR 4 hp.
engine w/kill switch. Recent-
ly serviced. Exc. cond. $495
(863)467-9800




BAIT TANK 100 gallon,
round, $150 (863)983-2002



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
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER to
pull behind a motorcycle.
Homemade, diamond plated,
$1,500. (863)517-1508
Suzuki-1999, 1400 Intruder
Mint, Loaded, $4495. OBO
(561)253-4299
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
great condition
(863)946-0850


2004 -
$1900.


JEEP PLATFORM BUGGY -
40" Ground Hog Tires, 4 cyl.,
3 spd. $3800
(863)673-0920
YAMAHA DIRT BIKE, 2006 -
PW80V, blue & white, great
condition, $500 firm. Call
863-634-5038


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




CLASSIC MUSTANG '88- new
motor, new trans, headers,
cams, nitrous, too much to
list $5000 (863)983-2002
Dodge Caravan-1997 $2500
(863)467-6475
FORD TAURUS XL '97- asking
$2500, 70K orig mi., runs
great, (863)447-0941
Nissan Path Finder- Black
1995,5 spd Manual,
Good A/C, Runs Great $2500
(863)634-0512
Police Impounds for Sale! 95
Honda Civic $600! 94 VW
Jetta $500!! For listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271.
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX, '78 2
dr, 22" rims, burgundy
w/flames, 350 mtr, $5,000.
(863)612-5215
TOYOTA COROLLA 1983 -
Cold A/C. Runs great. $1000
or best offer (863)612-5505



WILLYS WAGON, '50 well
worth seeing. $1,500.
(239)823-2587




Tires- 6 245/70 R 19.5 6K
miles $850. OBO
(863)697-9713




CHEVY 2500 1999 36.5"
tires 350 V8 Holley Carb.
$2800/or best offer.
(863)801-1683


I Pars/Reair


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of mechanical work. Full time
mechanic on duty. Stop by and
give us a try!!!!

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198 US Hwy 98N Okeechobee (863) 357-2431 www.slbt.com


JEEP CHEROKEE '90 2dr,
4.2 liter, 5 spd, 4x4, fuel in-
jection, runs great, good title,
$650 neg (302)379-4588




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



ALUM. TOPPER for 8' pickup
bed, with side windows &
lock-in rear window, exc.
cond. $200. 863-634-4137
Aluminum Truck Bed and
Racks $1200 each
(863)357-3567 after 5pm
CAR DOLLY Reworked new
tires/rims. New fenders. New
lights. New straps. Painted.
$650 (863)697-9704
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
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
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
TRANSMISSION 2003 GM
4X4, Rebuilt w/new GM con-
verter $500 or best offer.
(863)801-1414



CHEVY PU '81 strong 350
engine, auto trans, Alloys,
needs some bodywork $750
neg (863)805-2877
FORD F150 XLT 1995 Excel-
lent condition! 88K Lots of
extra's. Must see! $4000
(863)674-0027 LaBelle
FORD PU '88 F150, 4x4, in-
line 6 cyl., new tires, needs
minor work, $1000 or best
offer or trade (863)532-1761
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 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



CAR HAULER 17' Bumper
Pull, Elec. Brakes, New Tires,
$800. (863)801-1683
ENCLOSED CAR TRAILER -
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
GMC SAVANNAH CARGO
VAN '00 runs great, AC,
call for info, $3000 or best
offer(863)697-2032 Okee
Super Duty Ford Van-E450,
1999 Handicap/Looks &
Runs Great $3500 OBO
(863)467-6100


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public *-
Legal Notice 5500




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 21,
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.
1990 Ford Mustang
VIN#1FACP42E6LF162358
1988 Ford Bronco
VIN#1FMEU15H5JLA72984
1998 Chevrolet Prizm
VIN#1Y1SK5262SZ011397


1994 Isuzu Pickup
VIN#JAACL11L7R7223442
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.
299333 ON 11/5/08


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,
aka 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/a J.R. LEONARD
AVA LOU M LEONARD
a/k/a AVALOU M. LEONARD, his wife
Defendants.
TO: SALVADOR PULIDO AYALA,
aka SALVADOR AYALA PULIDA
Address Unknown
JOEL R. LEONARD, SR.
aka 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
98355ON10/29& 11/5,12,19/2008
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Armstrong
Automotive located at 712 North Par-
rott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972, on
November 15, 2008 at 10:00 A.M.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.585 for
unpaid storage charges. Year, Make,
Model and VIn are as follows.
2002 Jaguar X-Type
VIN#SAJEA51D52XC52830
Terms of sale ae 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 automotive will be sold in "AS IS"
condition with no guarantee's.
299197 ON 11/5/08
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in the classified
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in the classified.

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classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.:2008-CP-206
JUDGE: F. SHIELDS McMANUS
IN RE: The Estate of
GEORGE A. GOODBREAD,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of
GEORGE A. GOODBREAD, Deceased,
whose date of death was September
24, 2008, and whose social security
number is 265-46-1486, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 312 Northwest 3rd
Street, Suite 125, Okeechobee, Florida
34972. The names and address of the
Co-Personal Representatives and the
Co-Personal Representatives attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decededent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is November 5, 2008.
JOY KIDWELL
Co-Personal Representative
945 SE 23rd Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
JOHN D. CASSELS, JR., as
Co-Personal Representative
400 NW 2nd Street
RO. Box 968
Okeechobee, FL 34973
Law Offices of
CASSELS & McCALL
BY: John D. Cassels, Jr.
Attorney for Personal Representative
400 NW 2nd Street/PO Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
863) 763-3131
a Bar No.: 0261521
298653 ON 11/5,12/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2008-CA-350
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
RAYMOND J. WASKE, et. al.
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RAYMOND J. WASKE
Whose residence is: 35765 NE 7 DR.,
OKEECHOBEE, FL, 34972 & 1694 SE
S NIEMEYER CIR., PORT SAINT LU-
CIE, FL, 34952 & 1698 SE SOUTH
NIEMEYER CT, PORT SAINT LUCIE,
FL 34952
TO: CELESTE M. WASKE
Whose residence is: 35765 NE 7
DRIVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 &
1694 SE S. NIEMEYER CIRCLE, PORT
ST LUCIE, FL 34952 & 1698 SE
SOUTH NIEMEYER CT, PORT SAINT
LUCIE, FL 34952.
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
interest by, through, under or against
LEROY E. FELT and UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LEROY E. FELT and all
parties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property de-
scribed herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 13, OF LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES,
SECTION 3, A SUBDIVISION ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 40
AND 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
ak/a 35765 NE 7 DR., OKEECHOBEE,
FL 34972
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it, on Nwabufo
Umunna, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 2901 Stirling Road, Suite
300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
within 30 days after the first publica-
tion of this notice or and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 29th day of October, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
By: Arlene Nealis
As Deputy Clerk
A copy of this Notice of Action, Com-
plaint and Lis Pendens were sent to
the defendants and address named
above.
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIRS ACT OF 1990: In
accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than sev-
en days prior to the proceeding at 250
NW County 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 1-800-995-8771; IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-995-8770.
This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any
information obtained will be used for
that purpose.
298921 ON 11/5,12/08


I Public NotIce


Public Notice5005


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 19th day of November
2008, at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest
3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, ir
the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest ant
best bidder for cash, the Plaintiff and Defendant's interest in the following de-
scribed real property situated in Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 87, BLOCK 59, BASSWOOD,INC. UNIT NO. 5, according to the Plat thereol
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 51, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County
Florida. PARCEL I.D.# 1-05-37-35-0050-00590-0870
pursuant to the final decree of partition in a case pending in said Court, the style o
which is:
GUNTER GOERTZ,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOANNA NICHOLS McEWEN,
Defendant.
and the docket number of which is: 2007-CA-477.
NOTE: Pursuant to the Final Judgment, this sale is subject to any existing liens
or mortgages.
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 29th day of October
2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court o
Okeechobee County, Florida
BY:/s/LindaF.Young
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Office of Cassels & McCall
John D. Cassels, Jr., Esquire
Post Office Box 963
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
298744 ON 11/5,12/08

NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF
COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Okeechobee County, Florida (the "County") hereby provides notice, pursuant tc
Section 197.3632(3 (a), Florida Statutes, of Its intent to use the uniform method o
collecting non-ad vaorem special assessments to be levied within the unincorporat-
ed area of the County, for the cost of providing any or all of the following services
drainage road improvements including but not limited to roadside ditches swales
and sidewalks. street lighting canal cleaning and canal maintenance enhanced ol
substitute solid waste collection and disposal stormwater treatment and mosquito
control, commencing for the fiscal year beginning on October 01, 2009. The County
will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of col-
lecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632. Florida Statutes, at a
public heating to be held on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 9:00 a.m., at the
Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W. 9th Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a lega
description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the
proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real proper-
ty subject to the levy, are on file at the Office of the County Clerk of Okeechobee
County, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend.
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect
to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referencec
public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is tc
be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, persons needing
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Ad-
ministration no later than seven days prior to proceeding or call 1-772-807-4370:IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
Dated this 23rd day of October, 2008.
CLIF BETTS, JR., CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
293631 ON 11/5,12,19,26/03


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
Administration at (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.ii.i 'r I II ,,t are voice
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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company,
as Trustee under Pooling and Servicing
Agreement dated as of May 1, 2007
Securtized Asset Backed Receivables
LLC Trust 2007-BR4 Mortgage Pass
Through Certificates, Series 2007-BR4
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Derilus Jeune and Dieula Juene, His
Wife; Mortgage Electronic Registration
Systems, Inc., as nominee for New Cen
tury Mortgage Corporation; Unknown
Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Par
ties in Possession #2; If living, and all
Unknown Parties claiming by, through,
under and against the above named De-
fendant(s) who are not known to be dead
or alive, whether said Unknown Parties
may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants
Defendant(s).
Case No. 2007 CA 497

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dat-
ed 10/28/08 entered in Civil Case No.
2007 CA 497 of the Circuit Court of the
19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okeecho
bee County, Florida, wherein Deutsche
Bank National Trust Company as Trustee
under Pooling and Servicing Agreement
dated as of May 1, 2007 Securitized As-
set Backed Receivables LLC Trust 2007
BR4 Mortgage Pass-Through Certifi
cates, Series 2007-BR4, Plaintiff and De-
rilus Jeune and Dieula Jeune, His Wife
are defendantss, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, IN THE JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON THE SECOND
FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 AT
11:00 A.M., 12/3/2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 12 LESS THE NORTH 60.00 FEET
THEREOF AND THE NORTH 63.00 FEET
OF LOT 11, BLOCK 18, A REVISED AND
ADDITION TO THE PLAT OF CONNERS
CABLES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 15, OFFICIAL 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 at OKEECHOBEE, Florida, this
28th day of October, 2008.

SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
By:/s/Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
2424 North Federal Highway
Suite 360
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
(561)998-6700
NOTICE REGARDING THE 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 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.
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 5, 2008 13


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIA 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 T4E 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
NOW ACCEPTING BIDS
FOR LAWN MOWING/MAINTENANCE
CONTRACT
For gated community (Seminole Cove)
Must have own insurance and
be licensed.
Please direct all inquires to
Jack Crayton
At (863) 357-4982
298892 ON 11/2,5/08


NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF
COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Okeechobee County, Florida (the "County") hereby provides notice, pursuant to
Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of
collecting non-ad valorem special assessment to be levied throughout the County,
for the cost of providing emergency medical services commencing for the fiscal
year beginning on October 01, 2009. The County will consider the adoption of a
resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessment author-
ized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held on Thurs-
day, December 4,2008 at 9:00 a.m., at the Okeechobee County Health Department
Auditorium, 1728 N.W. 9th Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Such resolution will state
the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real
property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which con-
tains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on file at the
Office of the County Clerk of Okeechobee County, Florida. All interested persons are
invited to attend.
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect
to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced
public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event,
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to
be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Ad-
ministration no later than seven days prior to proceeding or call 1-772-807-4370:IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
Dated this 23rd day of October, 2008.
CLIF BETTS, JR., CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
298678 ON 11/5,12,19,26/08

NOTICE OF SALE
Pursuant to FL ST 713.585, Auto Lien & Recovery Experts w/Power of Attorney, will
sell the following vehicles to the highest bidder to satisfy lien. All auctions held
with reserve, as is where is, Cash or Certified funds. Inspect 1 week prior at lienor
facility. Interested parties call 954-893-0052.
Sale date 11/27/08 @ 10:00 am at Lienors Facility.
Auction will occur where each vehicle is located under License AB0000538. Be ad-
vised that owner or lienholder has a right to a hearing prior to the scheduled date
of sale by filing with Clerk of Courts. Owner/lienholder may recover vehicle with-
out instituting judicial proceedings by posting bond as per FL ST 559.917; 25%
buyer premium additional Net proceeds in excess of lien amount will be deposited
with the Clerk of Court.
25% BUYERS PREMIUM
#OKEE677 lien amt $3525.00 2006 Chevrolet 4D Vin#1G1AL55FO67626128
Lienor: LEHMAN AUTO BODY INC., 265 US HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE
AUTO LIEN & RECOVERY EXPERTS, INC.
PO Box 813578, Hollywood, FL 33081-0000
(954) 893-0052
299215 ON 11/5/08

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The Mainstreet Clipboard


Main Street Clipboard
Welcome to new local busi-
ness member: Ted Kelchner -
K Builder, Inc.
Our annual Halloween Cel-
ebration was a huge success!
Many thanks to all the businesses
who set up booths and donated
candy, prizes and monetary dona-
tions for this annual event.
Exciting News! To better serve
our community Okeechobee
Main Street and the Tourist De-
velopment Council is estab-
lishing the Community Cal-
endar. The Community Calendar
will list not only the big events in
our community but all meetings,
fundraisers and socials of every
club, group or organization that
would like to submit information.
Our goal is to have a central hub
for all of the calendared happen-
ings of our community that will
be posted on websites through-
out and local news media's. This
service is not only our citizens but
anyone visiting the area to have
access too.
Whether it's a school func-
tion, nonprofit organization, club,
group, or church event we'd
like to post it for you. To submit
information or to be added to
the e-mail distribution list please
e-mail: communitycalendar@


mainstreetokeechobee.com.
It's membership renewal time.
Membership Renewal Invoic-
es have been sent out. If you did
not receive yours please contact
the Main Street office.
Okeechobee Main Street now
offers a special "Corporate Mem-
bership" that entitles you to spon-
sorship of all of events including
The Top of the Lake BBQ Affair,
Top of the Lake ArtFest, The Na-
tional Day of the American Cow-
boy and MORE! If you'd like to
know more about corporate
membership, give me a call at
863-357-6246. Also if any of your
contact information has changed
please let me know.
There will be a benefit Soft-
ball Tournament for the fam-
ily of Jimbo Gainer on Satur-
day and Sunday, Nov. 8 and 9.
Jimbo died recently of a massive
heart attack leaving behind a wife
and 5 young sons. The men's
tournament will be Saturday Nov.
8 and the Co-ed tournament on
Sunday, Nov. 9. Donations can
also be made to "Jimbo Gainer
Fund" at Regions Bank. For more
information call Jeanine Rhuda at
863-634-2171, Jill Rogers at 863-
634-0870 or Ginni Mullis at 863-
634-2171.
Waldau Junior Golf's pre-
viously scheduled tourna-


ment has been rescheduled
for Saturday Nov. 15. This is
the 17th annual golf tournament
raising money for scholarships
and junior golf programs for lo-
cal junior golfers. Tee and Hole
sponsorships are available. The
tournament starts at 11 a.m. with
lunch at noon and will end with
their famous dance party. To do-
nate door prizes, to register or
sponsor please call Bridgette at
863-467-7300 or Golf Pro Terry at
the Country Club 863-732-6228 or
visit their web site at www.florida-
juniorgolf.org.
Gang Free Florida will have the
Second Annual Rod Run and
Motorcycle Rally on the River
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and
9, at Okee-Tantie Campground &
Marina, 10430 West Hwy 78. Help
support our fight against criminal
street gangs. For Advertising an
Vendor Information call 863-634-
6641.
The ThirdAnnual Okeecho-
bee Blood Roundup is sched-
uled for Friday, Nov. 14, from 10
a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov.
15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, lo-
cated at 200 N.W Second Street.
You will have a chance to win one
of over $5,000 dollars in prizes be-
ing given away every half hour.
The South Florida Water


Management District invites
you to celebrate the comple-
tion of four emergency im-
provement projects for flood
control and the reopening of
navigation on the Kissimmee
River. This celebration will take
place on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10
a.m. at the S-65E tailwater control
weir along the Kissimmee River in
Okeechobee.
"The Capital Steps" will be
appearing live at the McAlpin
Fine Arts Center at Indian
River State College on Mon-
day, Nov. 24. Tickets for four
shows are $95. Indian River State
College McAlpin Fine Arts Center
is located at 3209 Virginia Avenue,
Ft. Pierce.
There are grant funds avail-
able to small businesses who
suffered because of Tropical
Storm Fay. Your business can
receive up to $5,000 to assist you
in returning to normal business
operations after damages. You
can access the application for
the Business Recovery Grant Pro-
gram on line at www.tcjobs.org/
FBRgrant.htm. Call 772-335-3030
ext. 827 for more information.


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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy

New scoreboard at OHS
The scoreboard at Okeechobee's High School Brahman
stadium has been replaced with a brand spanking new
version.


A whale of a good time
Younger children attending the First Baptist Church Fall
Festival on Friday, Oct. 31 were able to get an idea of what
Jonah experienced in the whale's belly. There were other
games based on Bible heros as well as hot dogs, soda
and popcorn.


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Star Wars
Darth Vader was seen in
the Halloween Parade
at Central Elementary
School.




OHS Bowling

Report
Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Brah-
man bowling teams had a
match against John Carroll
High School at Superplay. The
boys Brahmans met up with a
team on revenge from an ear-
lier match this year.
The boys lost all three games
by a total of 150 pins. The boys
were lead by Noe Arroyo, 181,
high game and Angel Garcias,
172, high.
Now for the girls...
The Lady Brahmans had a
much easier match winning all
three games with a total 300
pin count.
The Lady's were lead by a
season girls high game by Brit-
tany Herndon with a 192 and
167 high games, Reba Spiess
also contributed with a 161
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Definitions of computer and Internet terms


By Diane Timmons
Okeechobee News
Have you ever called the Help
Desk about your computer or the
software you are using? Perhaps
you need to take it in for repair
and tell the technician what it is
doing? The repairman or techni-
cian will use a type of jargon that
is particular to the computer. I'm
not talking about code, just the
terms we use every day when us-
ing the computer and using the
Internet. It makes communicat-
ing easier when everyone knows
what you are talking about. I'm
going to define some words to-
day like desktop, dialog box and
defrag that have special meaning
when discussing computer use.
This is by no means the whole
list, it is just a start.
Address bar: Many people
do not know they have the abil-
ity to type the web address you
want directly into the browser.
In any web browser, there is a
white strip near the top of the
window that already has a web
address in it. But, you can back-
space that address out and type in
your own. An example is "www.
google.com." In fact, if it is an ad-
dress you use often, your browser
may auto-complete your address.
This means you only need to type
in the first couple letters and your
browser will suggest a few ad-
dresses. You then drag down to


Computing

For

Seniors
Share your questions
for this column by email to
dtimmons@newszap.com
the correct address and left click
your mouse to select the one you
want. And, as a bonus, the little
down arrow to the right of the
address bar, contains a list of the
most recent sites you have vis-
ited. Just click on the arrow, drag
down to the one you want and
click again.
Application: This is another
word to describe the programs
you use on your computer. Some
examples are MS Word, which
is a word processor, or Outlook
which may be your email pro-
gram. Internet Explorer in an ap-
plication.
Arrow keys: These are four
keys usually found in the lower
right of your keyboard and they
are very useful. They point up,
down, left and right and these are


used to navigate within the docu-
ment you are in such as an email
you are creating. They will also
move you around on your desk-
top if your mouse is not working.
Browsers: Examples of
browsers are Internet Explorer
and Firefox usually available for
free. It is a computer program you
install on your computer so you
can look at pages and graphics on
the World Wide Web.
Clipboard: You cannot see
the clipboard, but it is there. If you
have ever used the commands
Copy and Paste, you have used
the clipboard. It is an area in the
computer's memory that is tem-
porary storage for the text, file
or image that you cut or copied.
Then when you click your cursor
in a new location and "paste,"
the information in the clipboard
is put down in the new spot. You
can find the cut/copy and paste
commands in your Edit menu. In
order to copy or cut a piece of text
on your computer screen, you
need to select the words or image
to tell the program what is to be
copied. Text is selected when you
click and drag your mouse over a
few words or even a paragraph.
You will know it is selected when
the text is highlighted. The text
is white on a black background.
Now the computer knows what
part of the page you want the
copy command to act on. Like-


wise if you have a file or image
you want to copy to another loca-
tion, select it before you use the
cut or copy command.
Close button: One way to
quit the document you are work-
ing with. This can be found to the
far right of the blue band at the top
of your window. It is usually red. A
red button in the top right corner
of any window, when clicked, usu-
ally closes the window. If you are
in a document such as Word, you
may be asked if you want to save
the document before it closes.
Defrag: If your computer
seems to be slowing down, it may
need defragmentation or defrag.
As you open and save files, they
may be stored electronically in dif-
ferent places on your hard drive.
The process of bringing these file
bits back together and therefore
faster operation, is called defrag-
ging your hard drive. If you want
to see if your hard drive is frag-
mented, go to Start, Programs,
Accessories and then Disk Defrag-
menter.
Desktop: The first screen that
comes up when you turn your
computer on. This screen usu-
ally has icons visible that represent


files, folders or applications avail-
able on your computer. When you
double-click the icon it opens and
you can use the program or docu-
ment.
That is all for this week. Look


for more definition columns to
come. Let me know if there are
any computer terms you would
like defined. Happy computing!
Please e-mail your comments or sug-
gestions to dtimmons@newszap.com.


oubmiltted pnoto/leresa Chandler

Seeing Double
Seacoast National Bank employees dress as their bank
Manager, Jon Geitner for Halloween. Each employee dyed
their hair gray, wore glasses and hung a blackberry from
their waist. Happy Halloween! Pictured: Marbella Castella-
nos, Hattie Bennett, Teresa Lara, Kelly Harrell, Kandi Koe-
dam, Eileen Casian, Melanie Flaherty and Jason Knapp.


Funds for loans still in ample supply


By Jon Geitner
Senior Vice President,
Seacoast National Bank
For the last several months
rarely a day goes by that we aren't
exposed to some distressing news
concerning the condition of our
financial institutions and their in-
ability to meet the lending needs
of the communities they serve.
The truth of the matter is many
of them strayed from prudent
lending practices under pressure
to produce higher earnings in a
very competitive marketplace.
In some rare instances banks
totally ignored basic rules of the
credit game in order to improve
both their bottom line and market
share.
Is there a shortage of money to
lend in small town America? The
short answer is "No." There is an
ample supply of funding available
to meet all types of credit needs,
including home mortgages, con-
sumer loans, and commercial
loans. However, as a result of the
problems currently being experi-
enced by many banks, the under-
writing criteria used by lenders is


being subjected to higher levels of
scrutiny.
Another way of looking at the
situation is by comparing our
present circumstances to the
old adage describing the swing
of the pendulum. In the last sev-
eral years decision makers might
"stretch" or entirely ignore one
or more of the 5 "C's" of credit
underwriting, without a signifi-
cant mitigating circumstance. As
more loans continue to default,
lenders have been forced to re-
visit their credit review process
swinging the pendulum back to
a more conservative approval
process. The underwriting pro-
cess remains the same, but banks
are much less likely to make an
exception to one of the judgment
criteria, and, if they do, there must
be a strong offsetting factor in one
of the remaining principles. As a
result there has been the appear-
ance of a "tightening" of credit
when, in reality, there is sufficient
money.
Over the next couple of weeks
I will be writing a series of articles
to help the reader understand


how a bank looks at a request
for credit and the factors we con-
sider in coming to our decision.
Although competing banks dif-
fer in many ways we all follow
basic underwriting standards
built around the 5 "C's" of credit.
These are Character, Collateral,
Capacity, Capital, and Credit.
When sensible deliberation is ap-
plied to the combination of these
five factors the outcome should
be a loan that can be reasonably
managed by the borrower and a
safe investment for the bank.
Editor's note: This column is
open to submitted articles from
local financial institutions. If you
have a topic for an article to share
your "Financial Cents," please
submit by email to Okeenews@
newszap.com


Okeechobee native



managing hotel in Atlanta


Okeechobee native Marylou-
ise Stanton-Fitzgibbon is now
the youngest female general
manager representing W Hotels
worldwide. With over 16 years
with Starwood on her resume,
Mrs. Fitzgibbon, 35, brings to W
Atlanta-Buckhead her expertise
of the lifestyle brand, as well as
extensive industry experience
and her perspective on Southern
chic.
Her innovative leadership
style was most recently demon-
strated at W Perimeter where
Mrs. Fitzgibbon lead the charge
as General Manager.
She is a graduate of Okeecho-
bee High School, Class of 1990.
Mrs. Fitzgibbon graduated from
the University of Central Florida
with a B.A. in Hospitality and
then later completed her MBA
from the University of Phoenix.
She continued to hone her skills
and talents as a Director at Walt
Disney World's Swan & Dolphin
Hotel and Hotel Manager at
Westin Perimeter. Currently she


serves as an Adjunct Professor at
Georgia State University's School
of Hospitality, as well as a Board
Member of the Georgia Hotel
and Lodging Association.
As a busy mother of active
twin toddlers, Mrs. Fitzgibbon
brings to W Atlanta-Buckhead a
new perspective for the modern
professional woman. Her acco-
lades include Mrs. Fitzgibbon's
listing as one of the '40 Under
40' to watch by the Atlanta Busi-
ness Chronicle for her versatile
knowledge of the industry and
the implementation of cutting
edge concepts.
Recognized for her never-
ending energy and unparalleled
enthusiasm, her singular moti-
vation to introduce W guests to
a personalized and contempo-
rary luxury lifestyle both inspire
and challenge her colleagues in
the industry. Mrs. Fitzgibbon's
uniquely stylized vision will pro-
pel W Hotels toward another
successful launch as she spear-
heads W Atlanta- Buckhead from


Marylouise Stanton-Fitzgibbon

conception to completion.
W Hotels brand is a subsid-
iary of Starwood's Luxury Brands
Groups, which includes an inter-
national collection of luxury ho-
tels, including W Hotels World-
wide, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
and The Luxury Collection.


After 20 Years in Okeechobee,
GENE THOMPSON of THOMPSON JEWELERS
is Retirinmg...
~L -a [' lvec enio'ed providing fine iewelry & ser-


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 5, 2008 15



Swim team sends


seven on to re


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The 2A-District 11 swim meet
on Thursday, Oct. 30, in Jupiter
provided an opportunity for several
Okeechobee swimmers to advance
to the regional in Fort Myers later
this month. Several of our local
swimmers took advantage of that
opportunity.
"I have seven moving on to the
regional meet," Swim Coach Ni-
cole Johnson said.
Celena Letcher, Jaiden Barn-
hart, Savannah Asmussen, Jessica
Wackler and Alex Ming will repre-
sent the girl's team while Nathan
Candler and Kenny Murphy will
represent the boys.
"Everyone did an amazing job,"
Coach Johnson said, "Almost the
whole team got their best times of
the year in all the events."
The girls team finished in fifth
place and the boys finished in sixth
place overall. Martin County won
the girls district championship.
South Fork won the boys district
championship.
In the individual events Barn-
hart finished sixth in the girls 50
yard free. She finished with a time
of 29.56. She also finished seventh
in the 40 yard free preliminaries.
Sarah Hawthorne finished 22nd
and Robbie Erwin 26th.
Barnhart won the B final of the
100 yard free with a time of 1:05.24.
Michelle Fisher finished 16th.
Wackler finished sixth in the
200 yard free, and Letcher finished
ninth. Randi Barnes finished in
12th place, and Chelsie Houston
finished 15th.
Asmussen finished fourth in the
girls 500 yard free with a time of
5:56.19. Wackler finished seventh,
Teal Sheffield 12th and Tessa Del-
campo 14th.
In the back stroke 100 yards, As-
mussen finished fifth, and Sheffield


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee girls soccer
program has a new coach whose
goal is to keep the team com-
petitive and perhaps improve the
program into a power house.
"I'm very motivated, I'm look-
ing forward to working with this
squad," Jorje
Botello, OHS
graduate
1998, said as
he drilled the
girls at their
first practices
of the year.
Botello Coach Jorje
brings with Botello
him the
achievement of helping build a
soccer program. He turned the
Osceola Middle school program
around from a laughing stock to
an unbeaten team in just three
years. He has designs on doing a
similar job at Okeechobee High.
Botello inherits a program
that has made strides in the past
few years. However Okeechobee
hasn't been a district contender
for many years. They do return
a number of veteran players this
year and will also have more
home games which could im-
prove their won loss record.
"The girls have been very
competitive over the past few
years and we want to keep that
up," he said.
Botello vowed to build a
different team with a different

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Ming


Letcher Johnson


Jessica
Wackier


Kenny
Murphy


finished 14th. Houston finished
18th in the preliminaries.
In the 100 yard breast stroke
Letcher finished in fourth place,
Ming in ninth place, (winner of the
B final), and Savannah Whitlock in
15th place.
In the girls 100 yard fly Randi
Barnes finished 10th and Delcam-
po 15th.
In the girls 200 IM, Savannah
Whitlock finished 12th.
In the relays, 200 yard free,
Okeechobee finished third over-
all. The team of Asmussen, Ming,
Houston and Wackler was just six
seconds off the pace. The girls had
finished fifth in the preliminary
race. They improved their time by
close to eight seconds in the final.
In the girls 400 yard free,
Okeechobee finished in fourth
place. Asmussen, Ming, Wackler
and Barnhart comprise that squad.
They finished with a time of 4:23.69.
Again Okeechobee improved from
the preliminary race where they fin-
ished fifth with a time of 4:35.64.
Okeechobee finished sixth in
the 200 yard medley relay. Shef-
field, Barnes, Letcher and Houston
made up the relay team.


Ashtyn Brittny
Brown Cutler
dynamic. He noted his philoso-
phy will be to allow younger
players to play junior varsity so
they can get experience. If they
excel at that level then they will
be moved up to the varsity. His
goal is to make both the junior
varsity and the varsity programs
competitive this year.
"I don't want to leave our JV
program with nothing, we will
build two squads and both will
be competitive, not just one," he
said.
Botello was born and raised
here in Okeechobee. He was a
football player on a playoff team
in the mid 1990's. Although he
didn't play soccer at the high
school, he still played a lot in his
back yard and with friends. He
noted he always loved soccer.
"I feel good that I can impact
lives in the classroom and on the
field," he stated.
Botello was an excellent stu-
dent and earned a full academic
scholarship to Lynn University in
Boca Raton. He received a Bach-
elors degree in Education and
is now working on his masters
degree. He returned to Okeecho-
bee schools five years ago and


Lily
Herrera


Jaiden
Barnhart k4


Nathan Savannah
Candler Asmussen
As for the
boys, Okeechobee had a number
of strong efforts. Candler finished
eighth in the 100 yard free and 1 th
in the 100 yard breast stroke.
Kenny Murphy finished fifth in
the boys 100 yard fly and sixth in
the 200 yard IM.
Zach Norris finished 18th in
the boys 50 yard free. Lucas Haw-
thorne finished in 22nd place, Nor-
ris in 24th and Tommy Ferrell in
25th place.
Benjamin Kielbasa finished 23rd
in the boys 100 yard free. He took
15th place in the boys 200 yard
free. Damon Heater finished 14th
in the boys 200 yard free He took
ninth place, and won the B final in
the 100 yard back stroke.
The boys 200 yard free relay
team finished seventh. Members
include Lucas Hawthorne, Zack
Norris, Norris Norris, and Tommy
Ferrell.
The 400 yard relay team of Mur-
phy, Kielbasa, Heater and Candler
finished in fifth place.
The 200 yard medley relay team
of Heater, Murphy, Candler and
Kielbasa finished in seventh place.


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"I will definitely try to raise
the standards of this program.
The first day of practice I saw a
lot of great chemistry between
the girls. Hopefully we can build
on that and flown together. I
think we will be pretty success-
ful," he said.
Some of the key return-
ing players are Jordan Aspden,
Stephanie Horvath, and Guadal-
upe Almazan. Some other play-
ers are expected to play well
when the girl's volleyball and
cross country seasons are con-
cluded.
Assistant Coaches of the soc-
cer program include Jordan
Dancer, Julie Bohannon, and
Bobby Joe Ingram.


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TKD students compete at nationals


On Sept. 26 and 27, 2008 nine
competitors from Russ Adams
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Okeechobee, traveled to River Ter-
race Resort in Gatlinburg, Tenn.,
to compete in the Taekwondo
National Tournament.
This tournament held in Sep-
tember was for all schools in the
northeast and southeast. The nine
students from Okeechobee did
exceptionally good as the follow-
ing results show:
Ty Collins 1st in Sparring and
3rd in Forms, Jennifer Lester 3rd
in Sparring and 2nd in Forms, Tra-
vis McKenna, Jr. 2nd in Forms,
Anthony Hernandez 4th in
Forms, McKayla Skinner 3rd in
Sparring, Juliet Skinner 4th in
Sparring, Alex Hernandez, Johna-
than Guitron, Travis McKenna, Sr.
all got spirit awards.
The hard work and persever-


ance paid off. Congratulations to all, you make us proud!


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McKayla Skinner, Juliet Skinner, Johnathan Guitron, Anthony
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16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Arnolds Wildlife Center plans open house


Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center Inc. will host its an-
nual Fall Open House Fundraiser
Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m.
Animal lovers will see about
100 beautiful and exotic crea-
tures, including panthers, bob-
cats and huge tortoises. Visitors
also will enjoy the amazing But-
terfly Haven, which is arranged
in the shape of the Zebra Long-


wing, the Florida state butterfly. It
comprises nearly 2000 larval and
nectar plants to provide a needed
breeding and feeding ground for
local butterfly species, which, like
other creatures, suffer diminished
habitat due to increasing develop-
ment in the area.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5
for kids aged 6-12 and little ones
get in free. "Admission includes
hot dogs, chips and a beverage,


and access to the animal com-
pounds, butterfly garden, nature
and hiking trails," says Sue Ar-
nold, owner and curator of the
center located at 14895 N.W 30th
Terrace, Okeechobee. For more
information about the center or
directions go to www.arnold-
swildlife.org or call 863-763-4630.
"We truly appreciate the sup-
port from our community," Mrs.
Arnold says. "It helps make our


wildlife conservation efforts pos-
sible."
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center's mission is to rescue,
rehabilitate and return animals
to their natural habitat. The cen-
ter has been around for 12 years
and rehabilitates an average 1000
animals per year. It is a non-profit
501 (c) (3) educational facility that
relies completely on donations to
fund its work. The center regular-


ly hosts children's birthday parties
and educational tours for schools
and other interested groups.
For more information, contact
Karey McCann, MC2 Publish-
ing LLC, phone: 863-467-7866
or e-mail mc2pub@embarqmail.
corn or Sue Arnold of Arnold's
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center,
phone: 863-763-4630; email:
suearnold@hughes.net.


uDbmitted photo
Come visit Kowe the panther
and his furry and feathered
friends at Arnold's Wildlife
open house on Nov. 8.


Who


will bail


out the


tour?
By Daniel Shube
Northern Trust, Zurich, Mor-
gan Stanley, Travelers, U. S. Bank,
RBC, Barclays, Deutsche Bank,
Merrill Lynch, Banco Popular and
Bank of America. Is this a list of
the banks, insurance companies
and brokerage firms that will ben-
efit from the bailout in Congress?
Perhaps.
Mercedes-Benz, Honda and
BMW Are these potential suitors
to merge with General Motors?
Possibly.
Actually, each and every one
was the sponsor of a PGA TOUR
event in 2008. So, in 2009 is it safe
to say that companies that are in
industries that have been adverse-
ly affected by the economy might
not be in a position to re-up?
Speaking of suitors to merge
with General Motors, GM's Buick
actually sponsored two 2008 PGA
TOUR events.
I am obviously a supporter
of the PGA TOUR. As a market-
ing professional, I believe in the
advertising and public relations
value that PGA TOUR events rep-
resent. However, I question how
appropriate it would be if any of
the above mentioned companies
required taxpayer bailout funds,
then continued to spend their
precious dollars that way.
That being said, I am worried
about the TOUR. I am also con-
cerned about the Champions
TOUR and the LPGA Tour. The
events that they stage raise mil-
lions of dollars for worthy chari-
ties and bring needed revenue to
the towns that host the events.
Sports are an important part
of the fabric of our country.
Sports represent a diversion for
the masses. How much gloom
and doom on the nightly news
can you stand? Don't you want
to tune into the golf tournament,
football game or car race?
Thank goodness there are still
some events televised on free
television. Many of us cannot af-
ford the price of tickets to go see
the events live anymore. Playing
a round of golf, especially in sea-
son, might also be reserved for
a special occasion. Perhaps like
going out for a nice birthday din-
ner. Forget about the country club
membership.
Even I have turned down three
invitations to play in tournaments
and matches in less than a week.
I didn't have to pay a penny. How-
ever, I do have a "day job" that
needs me to be working to offset
the effects of the economy. When
times were good, my boss (who I
love) would encourage me to go
out and have fun. In these tough
times, even if he allowed me to
play, I would be letting him down
if I were not doing everything
in my power to drive business
growth. This is the true barom-
eter that we ARE in a recession!
So what can we do? We can
attempt to have faith in our elect-
ed officials that they will fix this
mess.
The good news the economy
will come back. If any sponsors
leave, they will return or be re-
placed.
Professional golf will survive.
I'll get back on the course. Hope-
fully, I'll see you there!

O.G. & C.C.
Golf Results

PI.G.S. League
Gold Tee League O.G. & C.C.
Oct. 29: First place (tie) Dave
Bockoras and Max Sherry. Second
place (tie) George Guydosh and
Howard Shelkie.
O.G. & C.C. Oct. 31: First place
- George Earl Goudy. Second place
- Russ Adams. Last place J.C. Arm-
strong.
Closest to the pin: 2-Ida Curtis,
8-Sunni Adams, 17-J.C. Armstrong.


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