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Vol. 99 No. 276 Sunday, November 9, 2008 750 Plus tax


Briefs
Agri-Civic Center
Halloween contest
winner photos
...see page 9, 12

Okeechobee remains
alive at volleyball
regional
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee earned anoth-
er shot at Jensen Beach Tues-
day night when they defeated
Merritt Island in the Region 4
Class 4A Quarterfinal match in
Brevard County.
Okeechobee lost the first
game 25-22, but rallied to win
three straight, 25-15, 26-24, and
25-23, to earn their first playoff
victory since 2003.
Okeechobeewill play Jensen
Beach next Tuesday night, Nov.
11, at 7 p.m. at Jensen Beach. It
will be a rematch of the district
championship game which
Jensen won in straight sets.
Monica Koger had 12 kills
and 28 digs. Courtney Marker
had 13 kills. Rebekah Bryan
had 17 digs and seven kills. Me-
gan Clements had 40 digs in the
regional victory.

Low cost spay/
neuter available
Low cost spay/neuter
vouchers for dogs and cats. Par-
ticipating veterinarians in Vero
Beach. For information, call
United Humanitarians Port St.
Lucie volunteer: 772-335-3786.
Email: Petscryl @bellsouth.
net. Okeechobee veterinarians
are invited to participate. in this
low cost spay/neuter program.

Look for more
Homecoming
pictures to follow
in Wednesday,
Nov. 12 Issue...

Drought Index

Current: 543
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

14.7 feet
Last Year: 10.38 feet


& 3 on red 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


Homecoming 2008: The grandest of nights


Submitted photo/Sandra Pearce
Seniors Kareem Jones (center left) and Olivia Skeen (center right) were crowned the 2008-09 Homecoming King
and Queen during halftime of the Homecoming game on Friday, Nov. 7. Left photo: Mr. OHS, Lonnie Pryor crowned
Kareem Jones as the 2008-09 Homecoming King. Right photo: The 2007-08 Homecoming Queen Jessica Ziglar
crowned Olivia Skeen as the 2008-09 Homecoming Queen during the game halftime.


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Submitted photo/Sandra Pearce
Left Photo: Seniors, Carson Williams and Katelyn Stuart were candidates for the 2008-09 Homecoming titles during
halftime of the Homecoming game on Friday, Nov. 7. Center: Senior, Kareem Jones and Billie Jo Freeman took the
field where Mr. Jones won the 2008-09 Homecoming King title. Right: Senior, Garrett Madrigal and Olivia Skeen took
the field where Ms. Skeen won the 2008-09 Homecoming Queen title.


Submitted photo/Sandra Pearce
Juniors, (left to right) Tyler Rhodes, Yolani Borroto, Jonathon Crawford, Janna Mullis, Matt Skipper and Kayla Stokes
made up the 2008-09 Homecoming court for the Junior Class. Next year it's their turn.


Submitted photo/Sandra Pearce Submitted photo/Sandra Pearce
Sophomores, (left to right) Preston Wiggins Jr., Carliegh Freshman, (left to right) Tyler Finney, Taylor Fulford, Bry-
Alderman, Shawn Horvath, Mandi Harrison, Harrison an Stokes, Allyson Matthews, Bradley Coleman and Al-
O'Connor and Jamie McCoin made up the 2008-09 Home- lison Prewitt made up the 2008-09 Homecoming court for
coming court for the Sophomore Class. the Freshman Class.


Coke,


cash


seized


in raid
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Narcotics
Task Force Thursday ended a six-
month investigation by arresting
four people and seizing nearly
a kilo of suspected cocaine, as
well as over $14,000 in cash.
Arrested were: Juan Manuel
Molina, 28, S.W. 10th Drive; Al-
varo Garcia Ortiz, 26, Okeecho-
bee; Reynoso Marcelo DeJesus
Aguirre, 18, S.W 10th Drive; and
Erandi Yanel Aguirre, 27, S.W
10th Drive. All four were charged
with trafficking in cocaine over
400 grams. They were all booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond of $100,000 each.
A detective with the task
force said Ortiz has been living
in Okeechobee even though his
driver's license indicates a North
Carolina address.
After executing a search
See Coke Page 11


Recount

may be


planned

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The dirty word "recount" has
been mentioned in connection
with the Nov. 4 general election.
Okeechobee County Supervisor
of Elections Gwen Chandler said
she and other election supervi-
sors around the state are watch-
ing the close returns on amend-
ment 3.
Amendment 3 allows a tax
break for improvements to a
house which increase the struc-
ture's resistance to wind dam-
age.
A 60 percent vote is required
to pass a proposed constitu-
tional amendment. Results on
Amendment 3 are currently 60.4
percent.
State law requires an auto-
matic recount if the vote is with-
in 0.5 percent of the required
margin. A decision on a recount
could be made by the Florida
Election Canvassing Commis-
sion after the noon, Nov. 8, dead-
line for counties to submit their
unofficial results.
Mrs. Chandler said her staff is
doing preliminary planning for
staffing a recount and for sched-
uling a meeting of the local can-
vassing board.


Classifieds.............................. 8-9
Community Events .................... 6
Crossword 9
Lifestyles 12
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Sports 3
Sudoku 9
Weather 11
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Train depot talks stalled


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At the present time negotia-
tions for ownership of the his-
toric Okeechobee train depot
seem to be at a lull.
Both Okeechobee Main
Street (OMS) and the City of
Okeechobee have been in-
volved for some time in trying
to gain possession of the depot
in order to restore it.
The depot dates back to the
1920s when gasoline was .28
cents a gallon and a room for
two at the Southland Hotel, a
long demolished landmark,
was about $7.
The building is owned by


CXS Transportation, which
also owns the railroad tracks
serving the building. Passenger
service is provided by Amtrak
-- a government subsidized or-
ganization.
Both the city and OMS have
made contact with CSX and
Amtrak. The last official action
took place at the Aug. 5 meeting
of the Okeechobee City Council
when the board approved a let-
ter of understanding with CSX.
The letter stated that CSX would
donate the building to the city if
certain conditions were met.
The Council, however, was
not pleased with some of the
conditions stated in the let-


ter. However, they viewed the
document as conceptual and
hoped for better terms in the
final contract.
The letter of intent states that
CSX will retain ownership of
the building until a lease agree-
ment is reached with Amtrak. It
further states that the building
must be renovated and in use
within nine months of transfer
of ownership. However, there
is a provision for an extension
if substantial progress is made.
Another provision calls for
a fence and locked gate to pre-
vent anyone from entering the
tracks outside of Amtrak ser-
See Depot Page 11


Okeechobee News/Teresa Mataushek
Watch it burn!
OHS Seniors gathered on the football field and track at the
Okeechobee High School to celebrate Homecoming Week
with their traditional Bonfire. Students collect wooden pal-
lets in order to make this tradition happen each year.






2 Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 9, 2008


Seminole participates in the PBS project


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The Positive Behavior Support
project aims to build effective
environments in which positive
behavior is prevalent. PBS em-
phasizes the use of preventative
teaching and reinforcement-
based strategies to achieve mean-
ingful and durable behavior and
lifestyle outcomes. The goal is
to stop undesirable behavior by
replacing it with a new behavior
or skill, altering environments,
teaching appropriate skills, and
rewarding appropriate behavior.
At Seminole Elementary
School our students are earning
SEM Feathers when they exhibit
exemplary behavior. These feath-
ers will be used to "buy" their
way into special events. Our first
event is a field day on November
26. Students will have the op-
portunity to participate in vari-
ous games and activities during
the day. They'll also enjoy pop-
corn and drinks while they have
fun playing games that relate to
Thanksgiving, such as a pumpkin
rolling contest.
We will be having a special
event at the end of each nine
week period. We look forward
to having a movie and popcorn


event, a Snow Cone party, an ice
cream party, a field trip to the
Sports Complex, and other excit-
ing activities. Each time a child
"buys" their way into an event,
the tickets are deposited into a
barrel for a final prize drawing at
the end of the year.
Please encourage your chil-
dren to earn their SEM Feathers
by exhibiting positive behavior.
Third grade news: As we be-
gin to settle into our second nine
weeks of school, the students
are beginning to understand that
school is their job. We have many
exciting things that are and will
be taking place in third grade. We
will be having a mock election to
choose our candidate for presi-
dent. We are also beginning to
earn our Seminole feathers. The
students have the opportunity to
earn Seminole feathers for good
or outstanding behavior. These
feathers can be used to take part
in field day events, pizza parties,
snow cone parties, etc. Keep up
the good work students. We are
also currently accepting food for
our school wide canned food
drive. The winning class will get
a pizza party. The students have


made pledges to stay DRUG FREE
and those pledges have been
posted in the
cafeteria in
recognition of
Red Ribbon
Week. The
students are
continuing to
earn steps for
the 100 Book
Challenge and
AR, trying to get at least four steps
a day. We would like to recognize
our students of the week. For the
week of October 21, 2008, we
had Javier Hernandez from Mrs.
Padgett's class, Damien Woo-
dard from Mrs. Reed's class, Juan
Pacheco from Mrs. Johnson's
class, Alyssa Matheny from Mrs.
McCranie's class, and Bethany
Shirey from Mrs. Coldiron's class.
For the week of October 27, 2008,
we had Christyanna Aldrideg
from Mrs. Padgett's class, Diego
Salcedo from Mrs. Reed's class,
Guadalupe Mojica from Mrs. Mc-
Cranie's class, Amy Holden from
Mrs. Johnson's class, and Sandy
Leon from Mrs. Coldiron's class.
ESE News: Congratulations to
James Cummings and Kain Ca-


CES celebrates fall festivities


Kindergarten News: The Fall
Festival and Halloween Parade
were a great hit with Kindergar-
ten. The children have enjoyed
learning about the fall harvest
and most classes are now work-
ing with scarecrows, Pilgrims, In-
dians, and turkeys.
Kindergarten students have
been studying about the Pilgrim's
trip to the New World on the May-
flower and colonization. They
have enjoyed
learning about i
fertilizing with
fish, growing
corn and other
vegetables, .
hunting wild "
animals, and
building homes
with logs and thatched roofs.
Soon we will prepare and eat a
feast just as the Pilgrims and Indi-
ans did. Each class will be prepar-
ing an item to include in the Feast.
Then, as we work together, a feast
for all Kindergarten will be shared
on Tuesday, November 25th.
Each class will choose whether to
dress as Indians or Pilgrims as we
sit together and enjoy our meal.
We have also been reading a
lot and many children have now
reached 100 steps in the 100 Book
Challenge program. We are very
proud of these students and are
even more proud of their reading


skills and abilities.
On Friday, November 21st,
Kindergarten students who have
reached the set goal for behavior
for November will be going to
Dairy Queen. Good citizenship
and behavior is our goal and we
are proud of those who will at-
tend.
Second Grade: Mrs. Greseth's
class has been doing a super
job in Reading! The students
have been reading many differ-
ent books and stories. They have
been listening to A to Z mysteries
and are really getting hooked. We
may have some junior detectives
soon. One small group has en-
joyed learning about Sue, the T-
Rex. They have also been strain-
ing their brains with brainteasers.
The whole class has been doing
a super job on subtraction with
regrouping. We are still having a
great time watching the one foot
gardens grow. Keep up the super
work!
Miss Miller's second graders
had a blast learning about bats
and the human skeleton! Although
math has been challenging, we're
getting the hang of two-digit sub-
traction with regrouping.
Congratulations to the follow-
ing Students of the Week: Jasmine
Lamb, Chris Rogel, Ryan Albers,
Raeshel Bell, and Jayda Howell.
Congratulations to Mariah


Drug free week at OFC


Red Ribbon Week was
celebrated Oct. 27-31, at the
Okeechobee Freshman Campus
(OFC). Students participated in
Red Ribbon Week celebrating
being drug free. They showed
support by dressing up each
day. On Tuesday, it was mix and
match and crazy hair day. We
had a lot of fun. Students were
spiking their hair and mixing
plaid with polka dots. The Stu-
dent Council officers worked
during both lunches and gave
out footballs and basketballs to
those who participated.
Thursday was team sport
day, where you got to see stu-
dents' team favorites, and you


also heard about the dislikes.
At the lunches, the Student
Council offi-
cers again gave
out prizes and
footballs to the
students. Friday OF 4
was Halloween
colors, black
and orange. At
lunch, pencils,
stickers, footballs, ribbons, and
bracelets were given out. It was a
fun, spirited week. Thanks goes
out to Ashley Hassan, Brittany
Runyon, Erika Jones, and Jen-
nifer Ranftle for taking charge
of this project. It wouldn't have
been possible without you!


Raulerson for reaching 100 steps!!
:) Remember to read every night
for 15 minutes to get more steps!
First Grade BASE: Mrs. Johns
& Mrs. Rodriguez would like to
congratulate the students that
met their First Nine Weeks A.R
goal! These students were re-
warded by eating lunch at the
Golden Corral: Natalie Saucedo,
Cristian Suarez, Qwanaza Dingle,
Blanca Gaona, Judele Root, Car-
los Ayala, Miguel Sanchez, Kaitlyn
McKay, Odalys Sanchez & Debrah
Nichols. Keep up the Great Work
and Keep Reading for A.R! Con-
gratulations to the Students of the
Week: Natalie Saucedo, Odalys
Sanchez, Blanca Gaona, Jessica
Rivas, David Solorzano, Brittany
Roddenberry.
On October 31st our students
participated in our school's cos-
tume parade. Children dressed as
their favorite cartoon characters,
scary creatures, as well as tradi-
tional attire that represented oth-
er countries. During this month
they also learned in their Spanish
class how other Spanish speak-
ing cultures celebrate and honor
their departed family members by
cooking special meals, decorating
their homes, and even adorning
the cemeteries with thousands of
colorful flower wreaths.
Our students have also enjoyed
studying about "Bats". Did you
know that there are over 900 spe-
cies of bats or chiropters (Greek
word meaning hand-wing)? Bats
are the only flying mammal; their
wings are created by their four
boney fingers covered with a thin
layer of skin and a thumb. The
smallest bat is the bumble bee
bat which weights less than a
penny; and the largest bat is the
fox bat that has a wingspan of 6
feet. Students also learned that
bats are grouped by their diet and
in the way they sense to obtain
their food.
Important dates to remember:
Nov. 11th is Veterans Day and
schools will be in session as this
will be a make-up day for days
lost during the hurricane. The
other make-up day will be in Nov.
26th. Progress Reports go home
on Nov. 13th, and Nov. 14th is
Early Release Day.


ron for earning Students of the
Week for October 20 and October
27! James demonstrated being a
focused student in reading and
math and assisted other students.
Kain has been trying his best at
all his academics and he comes
to school with a great smile and
sense of humor! Laquavius L
Williams, James Cummings,
Kellfonny Files have all reached
their Book It! Goals to earn the
Pizza Hut coupon. Keep reading
students! Recently the students '
went on safari at the Book Fair to
"hunt" for a good book to read.
They all picked out books to
enjoy and share with the class.
Students measured (in inches),
weighed (in pounds), and cut -
out pumpkins using a pattern in
math. Finally, congratulations to
Laquavius Williams for demon-
strating Character Counts Pillar-
Trustworthiness for the month of
October. Laquavius has shown
his peers and staff that he is reli-
able, honest, and is a good friend.
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The Okeechobee High School
7, Homecoming Game.
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A solid defense and a big play
offense fueled Okeechobee to a
big win at homecoming, 44-14,
over Jensen Beach to secure a
playoff spot for Okeechobee in
two weeks.
Lonnie Pryor rushed for 234
yards and three touchdowns, Er-
ick McQueen ran for 77 yards and
a touchdown, and Mike Minondo
caught four passes, one of them a
touchdown, to lead the Okeecho-
bee offense.
The Okeechobee defense im-
proved their play as they bent, but
did not break against the youthful
and talented Falcons, (4-5).
The game attracted the larg-
est crowd in years to Okeecho-
bee High School as the classes of
1969, 1979, 1989, and 1999 were
honored.
Jensen Beach actually scored
first on an eleven play, 77 yard
drive to start the game. Kevin
Drennan caught a 34 yard pass on
the first play from scrimmage and
the Falcons scored on a fourth
and goal from the one on a short
gallop by Gerald Footman.
From there Okeechobee
scored 44 consecutive points, 27
of them in the second quarter.
They tied the score on a 67 yard
drive keyed by two long passes
to Nate Pollard which covered 41
yards. Pryor rushed the final eight
yard to tie the score at seven after
one quarter.
Okeechobee exploded in the
second quarter. After a fourth
down stand on their 30 yard line,
Okeechobee scored quickly on a
65 yard touchdown run by Pryor
to make it 13-7. A fumbled snap
killed another Falcons drive deep
in Okeechobee territory. The
Brahmans then took advantage
of several Falcons mistakes to put
the game away. Erick McQueen
returned a fumble 34 yards to
atone for an earlier fumble to set
up a 46 yard touchdown drive
capped by a Garrett Madrigal's
one yard run and a 20-7 lead..
Carson Williams recovered a
fumble at the Jensen Beach 42 on
the next series and that set up a
30 yard pass from Madrigal to Mi-
nondo for a 27-7 lead.
Minondo explained he made
an inside move on the play, the
defender bit, and he was all alone
for the score. He praised Madrigal
for throwing a nice pass on the
play.
Another interception by Mc-
Queen gave Okeechobee good
field position at the Falcon 46.
Pryor caught a screen pass for a
46 yard touchdown but this play
was called back by a penalty on
Okeechobee. On third down and
long Okeechobee used a little
gadgetry with a hook and ladder.
Minondo caught a short pass and
then flipped it to McQueen who
raced 52 yards down field for a
touchdown to send the home
crowd into a frenzy. Okeechobee
took a 34-7 lead into the locker
room.
Things slowed down in the
second half as Okeechobee went
to a more ball control offense.
The only Brahman touchdown
came on an 85 yard gallop by
Pryor late in the third quarter.
Okeechobee also got a 27 yard
field goal by Alan Najara. Jensen
Beach scored late in the game on
a one yard touchdown pass from
John Glenn to Mike Kissane.
Friday game might have been
the last for 16 Brahman seniors.
Kerwin Givens said they were
happy to win but sad because it
could be the last game on there
home field.
"It's time to move on and take
it to the next level," he noted.


Submitted photo/Sandra Pearce
Brahman football team takes the field before their big win over Jensen Beach at Friday's, Nov.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Curtis Everett's interception put the final Tony Kibler co
dagger in Jensen Beach's heart Friday. for Lonnie Pry


Game notes:
Kareem Jones was named
Homecoming King at halftime.
He had a big game pressuring the
quarterbacks of Jensen Beach.
He dropped Gerald Footman for
a seven yard loss in the first quar-
ter.
Terrance Allen had a huge pass
defense play late in the first half
that might have saved a touch-
down. Nate Pollard also knocked
a pass away for Footman in the
end zone in the second half.
Carson Williams had an inter-
ception and a fumble recovery for
Okeechobee. Curtis Everett inter-
cepted a pass in the second half.
He noted he wanted to get out
there and make as many plays
as he could. His block downfield
helped free Pryor on a long touch-
down run.
Okeechobee only punted once
in the game and Jensen Beach
didn't have to punt at all.

Final Score
Okeechobee 7 27 10 0--- 44
Jensen Beach 7 0 0 7 -14

How they scored
First Quarter
Jensen Beach' Footman one yard run
(Meyers kick) 7-0. 6:28
Okeechobee: Pryor eight yard run (Najara
kick) 7-7 3'58
Second Quarter
Okeechobee: Pryor 65 yard run. (Najara
kick) 14-7 1049
Okeechobee: Madrigal one yard run (Kick
failed) 20-7 4 23.
Okeechobee: Minondo 30 yard pass From
Madrigal (Najara kick) 27-7 2 19
Okeechobee: McQueen 52 yard run
(Najara kick) 34-7. 0 48
Third Quarter
Okeechobee: Najara 27 yard field Goal.
37-7.10.27
Okeechobee: Pryor 85 yard run. (Najara
kick) 44-7 2.49.
Fourth Quarter
Jensen Beach' Kissane one yard pass
From Glenn (Meyers Kick). 44-14 1:28.


Team statistics
First Downs
Third Downs
Penalties
Rushing yards
Passing yards
Punts
Punt returns
Kick returns
Fumbles/lost
Interceptions
Okeechobee
Passing Att
Madrigal 15
Rushing No.
Madrigal 4
Pryor 15
Taggart 4
McQueen 7
Givens 3
Totals 33
Receiving No.
Pryor 1
MoQueen 1
Pollard 3
Everett 1


Jensen Okee
20 13
3-9 4-8
4-25 6-70
145 326
195 133
0-0 1-31
0-0 0-0
5-113 0-0
4-3 1-1
0-0 3-25
Comp Yards TD
10 133 1
Yds Avg Long
-2 -20 2
234 156 85
6 15 4
77 110 52
11 36 5
326 99 85
Yds Avg Long
18 180 18
7 70 7
47 163 26
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Totals 10 133 13.3 30 1
Jensen Beach
Passing Att Coamp Yards TO INT
Paonessa 7 4 55 0 1
Glenn 16 7 81 1 2
Tortornci 5 2 55 0 1
Footman 1 1 4 0 0
Totals 29 14 195 1 4
Rushing No. Yards Avg Long TD
Paonessa 1 -12 -12.0 -12 0
Footman 11 22 20 12 1
Lauderdale 5 54 10.9 29 0
Wilson 8 43 54 18 0
Graham 2 9 45 5 0
Hager 2 15 75 25 0
Drennan 2 15 75 9 0
Glenn 2 -1 -1.0 2 0
Totals 33 145 4.4 29 1
Receiving No. Yards Avg Long TD
Paonessa 1 14 14.0 14 0
Footman 2 16 80 9 0
Wilson 2 44 22.0 22 0
Graham 1 11 11.0 11 0
Hager 1 25 25.0 25 0
Drennan 6 91 15.2 34 0
Gordan 1 25 25.0 25 0
Kissane 1 1 1 0 1 1
Totals 14 195 14.0 34 1
Area scores
Pahokee 28 Vero Beach 10
South Fork 42 John I Leonard 21
Sebastian R 31 Martin County 14
Treasure C 24 Spanish River 10
Port St. Lucie 38 Eau Gallie 23
SP Catholic 39 Lake Placid 14
Melbourne C 20 John Carroll 17
Calvary Chr. 39 St Edward's 18
Sebring 14 Avon Park 13
Glades Day 53 Moore Haven 12
Clewiston 21 St Andrews 7
Glades Cent 44 Suncoast 0
S Ft Myers 53 Labelle 7
District 13-4A Standings
Team W-L All PF PA
Westwood 4-0 8-1 262 125
Okeechobee 4-1 7-2 336 207
Sebastian River 3-2 5-4 164 158
Jensen Beach 2-3 4-5 187 258
Fort Pierce 1-3 2-6 158 238
Martin County 0-5 0-9 162 316
District player of the week, Garrett Madrigal
of Okeechobee The Senior QB completed
10-15 passes for 133 yards and a
touchdown in the Brahmans homecoming
win over Jensen Beach.
How Okeechobee opponents fared.
Jupiter Christian did not report. Avon Park
lost to Sebring 14-13 Sebring defeated
Avon Park 14-13
Sebastian River defeated Martin County
31-14 Glades Day defeated Moore
Haven 53-12 Fort Pierce Central did not
report Westwood did not report Martin
County lost to Sebastian River 31-14.
Jensen Beach lost to Okeechobee 44-14.
Clewiston defeated St Andrews 21-7


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Speak Out
Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to
www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to okeenews@newszap.com or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
OKEECHOBEE: How about balancing this with another view-
point -- If your kids actually know the Ten Commandments because
they go to church with their entire family every Sunday, you might
be from Okeechobee. If you donate countless hours a week of your
time to work with 4-H programs even though all of your own chil-
dren are grown, you might be from Okeechobee. If you visit your
elderly neighbors just to bring them a homemade treat and make
sure they are all right, you might be from Okeechobee. If you have
surgery and come home from the hospital to find out that members
of your church have cleaned your home and cooked dinner for you,
you might be from Okeechobee. If your civic organizations work all
year with fundraisers to send local children to college, you might be
from Okeechobee. If you see people you know every time you go to
the store, you might be from Okeechobee. If you're elderly and your
church youth group shows up to clean up hurricane debris in your
yard, you might be from Okeechobee. If you do the right thing even
when no one is watching, you might be from Okeechobee.
HOLIDAYS: Please be careful during the upcoming holidays. So
you know, the Christmas parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13.
Please use designated drivers if you drink. Please watch for others
who do not and call 911 if you see drunk drivers. Guide the officers to
your location and they'll do the rest.
BOMBS: How to make the bomb was on You Tube. 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.
ELECTIONS: I am so glad election season is over and we can
discuss something else. Speak Out was getting boring because it was
packed with so election comments. Now, has anyone seen the Skunk
Ape lately?
HORSES: I was reading about people not being able to afford to
feed their horses and not being able to sell them because there are no
buyers. Well the animal rights people contributed to that. They forced
the horse slaughterhouses out of business. The last horse slaughter-
house for human consumption in this country went out of business
last year. The slaughter houses were what kept the prices up on the
non-registered horses. When people went to a horse auction, you
had to outbid the killer and he was bidding based on what he could
get for that horse by the pound. So a lot of unwanted horses used to
go to slaughter but now they are just on the market, cheap or else
starving to death somewhere. I know some people will be all upset
at the thought of a horse being killed. But can the horse rescues really
taken in every unwanted horse?
EARLY VOTING: I just want to compliment the Supervisor of Elec-
tions on the early voting. That was really nice to be able to vote before
election day. I stopped by the office on my lunch hour on Thursday
and got in and out in 15 minutes. I still had time to eat lunch. Then
I didn't have to worry about the long lines on election day. That is a
very nice service for the public. Also, I had not been to their new of-
fice before. It looks very nice and professional.
YOUTUBE: Parents should certainly be supervising their children
whenever the kids are online. Don't let them go online alone in their
rooms. You have no idea what they might be exposed to. Anything
they are going to do or look at online should not be anything they
would be embarrassed for their parents to see. Keep the computer in
the family room and remove the temptation. That way you can moni-
tor what they are doing, and you might also learn a thing or two.
BIRTHDAYS: What is it lately? You plan a birthday party for your
child and invite the whole class and maybe four or five kids show up.
Are parents just too busy to take kids to the parties? When my child
gets an invitation, I always make a point to RSVP and take him to the
party. And invariably he is one of just a few children there. Once he
was the only child at the party besides the birthday child. I was so glad
I made the effort to bring him or that kid wouldn't have had anyone
his age at his party. I feel terrible for the parents who buy decorations
and food and so few show up. Maybe if Okeechobee had something
like a Chuck-e-cheese people would actually take their kids to the
parties.
YOU MIGHT BE FROM OKEECHOBEE: You might be from
Okeechobee if you mother your friends' kids at the Saturday soccer
game. You might be from Okeechobee if you know your neighbors
are going to look after your house and collect your mail when you're
out of town. You might be from Okeechobee if you know most of the
people in the Christmas parade and they know you.
SCHOOL FUNDS: I completely agree with the callers who want
the schools to stop sending home things for the kids to sell. We don't
need any more overpriced candy, pizza, cookie dough or magazine
subscriptions. We can't afford to keep buying all this junk. How about
doing something that helps us save some money. A few years ago, a
school group sold a discount card for $5 or $10 and you got discounts
at local stores every time you used it. That card paid for itself in just a
few weeks. I also remember someone sold discount cards for pizzas
where if you bought one you got a free one. That card also quickly
paid for itself.
KILLER DOGS: I too am in the area where one of the dogs was
let out and it sure angers me that someone would do that know-
ing that the dogs may have been involved in the killing of someone.
Why weren't these dogs taken into custody at that time? They seem
to be able to make positive identification of one of the three and put
it down. What gives here? Boy, there is still a lot we don't know about
this story. We have dogs dropped off around here all the time. As
a matter of fact, that is how we got the dog we have now. It just
came up one day and decided to stay. We took it in after a week or
so, had her fixed and now she is part of our family. We have also
had many pit bull type dogs roaming and we always call the animal
control if they look anything like a pit bull. People need to take better
care of their dogs. My husband walks every day and the grandchildren
play outside all the time. The husband always carries a stick as some
people here have some pretty vicious acting dogs but never thought
I needed to arm my grandchildren just to play in the yard. I would
like to know why these dogs weren't picked up at the time the other
dog was? Editor's note: Animal Control officials started looking for
both dogs as soon as Collier County officials alerted them that the
dogs had reportedly been dumped in Okeechobee County. So far
they only found one of them. Impressions of that dog's teeth were
matched to bite marks on the victim, which is how they determined
it was involved in the attack. That dog was euthanized. Officials are
still looking for the other dog. The two dogs were dropped off in dif
ferent locations.
CODE ENFORCEMENT: I find it difficult to believe that Okeecho-
bee County Code Enforcement allows human beings to live in some
of the places that they do. It is also hard for me to believe that these
places are even considered habitable? I would never in my life consid-
er living in some of these places and like others have had some very
rough spots in my life. I have a question that I would like a response
to from someone in Code Enforcement to respond to. Has Okeecho-
bee stooped so low that we allow human beings to live in places that
aren't fit for animals? Or are there other political influences involved?
YOU MIGHT BE FROM OKEECHOBEE: You're sure to know
you're from Okeechobee, if someone gives you directions, based on
landmarks that no longer exist, and you understand what they are
talking about. Such as, "the Free Fair is in the field next to where the
City water tower used to be," or you refer to the "Lonesome Dove" to
describe Dark Hammock Road, or you know the intersection of Ber-
man Road and State Road 70 as "Posey's Corner."


Reflections from the Pulpit


Rev. Tommaso
Pasquarella
Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist
Church
Today you will see that you
need to answer the question and
you need to know what saves.
What question must you an-
swer? There are so many ques-
tions out there, and many people
have answers. Does everyone
have the right answer? "Sirs, what
must I do to be saved?" (Acts
16:30) The guard on duty when
an earthquake hit and freed each
of the prisoners asked a simple
heartfelt question. "What must
I do to be saved?" Man, I wish I
were asked that question just
once. That would be awesome.
To see God grab hold over a
man's heart to the point of beg-
ging for the gospel, begging for
salvation. Can everybody be right
about this question: "What must
I do to be saved?" The answer is
no. This jailer wants to know how
to be right before the eyes of a
holy God.
There are many religions in
this world that seek to solve the
problem humans have, this in-
adequacy in relation to whoever
this Great Being is. In the time of
the building of the tower of Babel
in Genesis, the people sought to
reach the heavens. "And they said,
Go to, let us build us a city and a
tower, whose top may reach unto
heaven; and let us make us a
name, lest we be scattered abroad
upon the face of the whole earth."
(Genesis 11:4) These sought to
rid themselves of the problem of
not being right with God by trying
to make a name for themselves,
by becoming their own gods. Re-
ligion is useless! Religion is man's
way to get to God or in this case
be God, but the Bible is God's way
to redeem man. In Mark 12:24
the religious Jews were trying
to trick Jesus with their religion,
the system they had set up apart
from the Bible, they were doing
religion and Jesus tells them that
"you do not know Scriptures nor
the power of God." To be a Jew
and be told that they do not know
the Scriptures, the Word that they
are supposed to hold dear, nor
do they know God's power, must
have stung. "Having a form of
godliness, but denying the power
thereof: from such turn away." (II
Timothy 3: 5) They appear godly
yet do not know the God who
made them, we are warned to
stay away from such people.
Works are useless apart from
faith in Christ. "For by grace are ye
saved through faith; and that not
of yourselves: it is the gift of God"
(Ephesians 2:8) You are not saved
by the things that you do. You are
not saved because you earned it,
but you are saved because God
gave it as a gift. You can't earn
it otherwise you can brag. This
does not mean that you do not
need to do right, because James
says, "Even so faith, if it hath not
works, is dead, being alone."
(James 2:17)
This Philippian Jailer knew
who to ask, he did not ask the
priests and priestesses of the pa-
gan temple he asked Paul and Si-
las. God had done a mighty work
in Paul and Silas and through
them and for them. These men
seem to be experts in experienc-
ing God, they were real followers
of the one true God. Why must
you answer this question about
what must I do to be saved? If you
are Christian your goal is to bring
glory to God. How do you bring
glory to God? You give people
the gospel. You! Not the preacher
only, not the evangelist only, not
the deacons only, but you. If you
aren't then you are not being obe-
dient. If you are not being obedi-
ent then of course you are disobe-


dient. If you are not sharing the
answer then you are not being
faithful, which means you are un-
faithful. Check where you stand.
"Examine yourselves, whether ye
be in the faith; prove your own
selves. Know ye not your own
selves, how that Jesus Christ is in
you, except ye be reprobates?" (II
Corinthians 13:5) Make sure you
are a Christians because if you are
not then you failed the test. Check
where you stand because if you
do not know the answer then
how can you share it? If you do
not know Christ you need to trust
Him as Lord and Savior.
You need to know what saves?
This is the question people have
been trying to have answered all
over the world and we have the
answer. Let's say you have the
cure for cancer, what do you do
with it? This is a valuable com-
modity. Do you hide it under a
mattress? Do you keep silent and
do nothing? Do you sell it to the
highest bidder? I would hope not.
I would hope that you would tell
others about it. Scream it from
rooftops. You would want to say
mom, dad, brother, sister "I have
the cure so that you do not have to
die." You would beg them to take
the cure. "I love you, please take
this gift of life, this cure for cancer
and live." You would expect peo-
ple to jump at the chance for a
cure. You have the gift of salvation
within you, what do you do with
it? Keep it to yourself or share it
with boldness or excitement?
I bet when Paul and Silas
heard this man's question they
were filled with excitement.
They most likely could not con-
tain themselves. "And they said,
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and thou shalt be saved, and thy
house." (Acts 16:31) They said
believe on the Lord Jesus Christ
and you shall be saved and your
whole household as well. Is sal-
vation just believing on the Lord
Jesus Christ? This man had never
heard the gospel of Christ, so
what was this man believing in?
He did not know, so that is why
Paul and Silas do not just say be-
lieve but they do something odd.
"And they spake unto him the
word of the Lord, and to all that
were in his house." (Acts 16:32)
The man was ripe for the gospel.
They speak the word of God. They
speak the gospel of salvation.
They speak the gospel of peace.
They speak it to both him and his
household, meaning servants and
family members. That very night,
that very hour, that very moment,
they were baptized. Not only the
prison guard was baptized, but all
who were with him.
Baptism is an open expression
of an inner devotion. If you have
not been baptized and you have
trusted Christ for salvation you
need to be obedient. If you have
been baptized before you trusted
Christ you need to be baptized as
well, because it is a sign of salva-
tion and before it was only a bath.
Due to this man's earnest request,
"What must I do to be saved?"
and the faithful preaching of the
Word of God, this man and his
whole family trusted Christ.
Jesus came as a babe and
lived a sinless life. Yes, I said sin-
less. "For he hath made him to
be sin for us, who knew no sin;
that we might be made the righ-
teousness of God in him." (II
Corinthians 5:21-22) He, Jesus,
knew no sin, but became sin for
us. He went willingly to the cross,
no one forced him. "No man ta-
keth it from me, but I lay it down
of myself. I have power to lay it
down, and I have power to take it
again. This commandment have
I received of my Father." (John
10:18) He died and on the third
day rose again. He then ascended


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to the right hand and sent His
Spirit to dwell in us as a seal for
those who trust Him. This is the
message they preached to the
jailer, because it is the gospel.
When you preach the word
to lost and dying people and they
trust Christ, it not only changes
them, but those around them. Sal-
vation leads to a life transformed
by the gospel. If your life has not
been transformed and you look
like you did before salvation, then
you may not be His, because the
salvation of God changes lives.
How can you answer the ques


tion "How can you be saved?"
for someone else unless you have
been saved yourself? If you do
not know how to tell others the
Gospel, check yourself, first make
sure you stand with Him and then
seek His righteousness and He
will bring opportunities and the
right words to say, but you have
to be His. You must answer the
question of salvation for those
who ask, you must know what
saves.


Community Calendar

Sunday, Nov. 9
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
AA. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W. Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) AA. weekend noon meeting
open discussion. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affili-
ated with any 12 step fellowships.

Monday, Nov. 10
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W. Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sick open
discussion 7 p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affili-
ated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW # 10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon
at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are
invited. Please R.S.VP. to 863-763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at 863-532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The
meeting is open to anyone interested in tracing his or her ancestry.
The annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For
information, call Eve at 863-467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://
www.rootsweb.com/~-flgso.
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,
Okeechobee on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Karen Graves,
Chapter leader would like to extend a warm welcome to any interested
persons to come by and see what they are about. For information call
863-763-6952.

Tuesday, Nov. 11
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W. Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Nowhere Left To Go
Group open discussion at noon. NA. Sickest Of The Sick Group open
discussion. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated
with any 12 step fellowships.
The Lighthouse Refuge Support Group is for women who are
hurting, homeless or have been abused. They meet on the first and
third Tuesday of every month from noon until 2 p.m. at First Baptist
Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., and on the second and fourth Tuesday of
every month from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott
Ave. For more information call Donna Dean at 863-801-9201 or 863-
357-2106.
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition meets the second
Tuesday of the month, at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, lunch is provided. For information contact Jim Vensel at 863-
697-1792.
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.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, Call Maureen Budjinski at 863-484-0110.
New A.A. Meeting in Basinger: There is now an A.A. meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Brethren
Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
currently home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome.
For information, call Lydia Hall 863-357-6729 or Betty Perera 863-467-
6808.
Al-Ateen meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St., at 7 p.m. For more information, please call Amy at 863-
763-8531 or Dan 561-662-2799.
Al-Anon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Brenda Nicholson at 863-467-
2321.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call Mimr
Kapteina at 863-763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public
is invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at 863-763-4320.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
June Scheer at 863-634-8276
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at 863-763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at 863 763 4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon until 1 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition meets every second
Tuesday, at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. For
information contact Jim Vensel at 863-697-1792.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers
Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then
from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or
someone just to care are welcome. For information call the hot line
863-801-9201 or 863-697-9718.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a weekly meeting. Overeaters
Anonymous (OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Avenue on Tuesdays, 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.
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
be hosting God's Time --a morning of free organized Christian
activities that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents
and their pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday
from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants
during the class. For information, call 863-763-4021.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terr., holds meetings
for persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For
information call 863-357-3053.






Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 9, 2008 5


State files adult charges against teen


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee teen arrested
in September for her alleged con-
nection with three burglaries has
been charged as an adult and
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail.
Glynda Faye Dickerhoff, 18,
N.E. 98th St., was originally ar-
rested Oct. 16 and charged as a
juvenile and taken to the Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice Deten-
tion Center in Fort Pierce. And
even though she turned 18 in
September she was still treated as
a juvenile.


Dickerhoff was re-arrested
Wednesday, Nov. 5, after the state
issued warrants charging her as
an adult.
Dickerhoff was booked into
the county jail on charges of grand
theft firearm (three counts),
armed burglary of a dwelling and
dealing in stolen property (two
counts). Her bond has been set
at $8,000.
According to Detective Rick
Durfee of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Dicker-
hoff was involved in at least three
break-ins during the month of
September. In those burglaries


three hand-
guns -- a .25
caliber, .a 22
caliber and a
.357 Magnum
caliber -- were
taken, he
added. Also ar-
rested in con- Glynda Faye
section with Dickerhoff
these burglar-
ies were Brock Tyler Sherill, 19,
and Alecia Gilman, 18. Following
her arrest, Gilman was released
on her own recognizance. Sherill,
however, was arrested Oct. 3 on
warrants from the Department


of Corrections. Those warrants
charged him with violation of pro-
bation burglary to a conveyance
(11 counts), violation of proba-
tion grand theft (seven counts)
and violation of probation crimi-
nal mischief (two counts). He is
being held without bond.
When arrested in October,
Sherill was on probation. Detec-
tive Durfee indicated in his arrest
report that Sherill had been re-
leased from prison on March 19.
Detective Durfee stated in his
report that the guns have been
recovered.


Law Enforcement Calls


Fifth woman


charged with


using fake social


security to get job


Nov. 5
burglary in the 3300 block of N.W
Fifth St.
vandalism in the 800 block of N.E. 15th
Ave
gang activity in the 500 block of N W
27th Lane
larceny in the 3300 block of S.E. 36th
Ave.
fraud in the 7600 block of S.W 13th
St.
assault in the 900 block of N.E. 14th
Ave
Nov. 6
burglary in the 5800 block of NW
20th St
vandalism in the 600 block of S.E. 26th
Drive
vandalism in the 2700 block of N.W
35th Drive
burglary in the 12000 block of S.R. 70
E.
burglary in the 2500 block of S W 21st
Court
fraud in the 2800 block of U.S. 441 S.
Editor's Note: Only calls dealing with ei
their a felony or a potential felony are entered
into this column v


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A fifth woman has been ar-
rested by a state investigator and
charged with using a fake Social
Security num-
ber in orderly
to gain em-
ployment in
Okeechobee.
Jovita Du-
ran-Lopez, 27,
N.W. 36th St.,
was arrested
Wednesday, jovita Duran-
Nov. 5, by De- va
tective William Lopez
Hill of the state's Department of
Financial Services/Division of In-
surance Fraud and charged with
submitting a fraudulent Social Se-
curity number for employment.
The woman was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail then re-
leased on her own recognizance,
even though the charge levied
against her is a felony.
Arrested Oct. 30, on the same
charge were: Maria Udave, 36,
N.W 46th Ave.; Martha Romero,
52, N.W 21st St.; Veronica Mojica,
31, N.W 46th Ave.; and Yolanda
Robledo, 36, N.W 15th Ave.
All four women were house-
keepers at local motels, said De-
tective Hill.
Like Duran-Lopez, the other
women were booked into the
county jail then released on their
own recognizance.
Detective Hill said the arrests


were made due to the women
getting employment by using
"fraudulent documentation."
"This was kind of a spin-off
case from a workman's compen-
sation case," he said. "Unfortu-
nately, the people we're arrest-
ing are also the victims. They got
caught up in a vicious cycle."
He added that the women all
used false documentation to get
their jobs.
The detective went on to say
all of the 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."
No charges will be filed against
the women's employers.
"There will be no action
against the employers at this
time," Detective Hill said. "The
employers provided us with all
the documentation and were very
cooperative."
He went on to say that the
women were also cooperative.
Because this investigation is
"small scale," the detective said
it's unlikely that Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) will
get involved in the case.
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here and sending money back to
family members in their home-
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The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
received the following calls from Friday, Oct.
31, through Nov. 6:
Oct. 31
vandalism at Lock 7
burglary in the 1600 block of S.W.
Ninth Lane
theft in the 900 block of N.W. 23rd
Lane
assault in the 3900 block of U S. 441 N.
burglary in the 700 block of N.W. 23rd
Lane
theft in the 2300 block of S.W 28th St
assault in the 22000 block of N.W.
266th St
theft in the 2300 block of S.R 70 W.
Nov. 1
vandalism in the 3400 block of S.W.
21st St.
burglary on U.S. 98 N. at Chandler
Slough
burglary in the 21000 block of N.W
252nd St.
theft in the 400 block of S.E. 35th Ter-
race
vandalism in the 1000 block of N.E.
13th Ave.
Nov. 2
vandalism in the 600 block of N.E.
62nd Ave.
vandalism in the 4000 block of N.W.
36th St
vandalism in the 500 block of N.E.
62nd Ave.
vandalism in the 6300 block of N.E.
Eighth Way
theft in the 3600 block of U.S. 441 S.E.
vandalism in the 3800 block of N.W.
18th St.
assault in the 500 block of N E. 13th
Ave.
Nov. 3
fraud in the 30000 block of N E 23rd
Way
vandalism in the 900 block of N.E. 14th
Ave.
burglary in the 3500 block of N.W
39th Ave.
burglary in the 600 block of N.E. 17th
Way
vandalism in the 1300 block of N.E.
103rd Ave.
Nov. 4
theft in the 3700 block of SE 19thTer-
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fraud in the 3500 block of S.E. 36th
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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.
Martin G.
Crawford Sr., 76
OKEECHOBEE Martin G. Craw-
ford Sr., of Okeechobee, passed
away peacefully with family at his
bedside Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008. He
was 76.
He was born March 30, 1932, in
Dundee. Martin moved his family to
Okeechobee from Lake Wales in
1963, and spent the majority of his
working life as General Superinten-
dent of Rock A Way Construction in
Okeechobee.
He was an avid Okeechobee base-
ball fan and after retiring spent the
rest of his life supporting his grand-
children's sports and hobby interests
with his attendance at their chosen
events.
Mr. Crawford was preceded in
death by his parents, Jesse and
Eloise Crawford; his daughter, Shir-
ley Mislan; four sisters; and one
brother.
He is survived by his wife of 55
years, Evelyn (Osborne) Crawford;
five children, Sonny (Carla) Craw-
ford of Sebring, Sharon (Paul) Wil-
liams, Sue (John) Clements, Neal
(Kristy) Crawford all of Okeechobee,
David (Lisa) Crawford of Canton,
Ga.; brothers, Miles and Charles
(Janet) Crawford of Saginaw, Michi-
gan and Sondra (Don) Bowen of
Bartow; his great joys were his 13
grandchildren, and four great-grand-
children and their families, Lanisha
(Boromei) Weaver husband Steve
and great-grandchild, Parker; Mat-
thew Crawford wife Ashley and
great-grandchild, Braydon; Jessica
Williams, Melissa Williams and
great-grandchild, Audrey Williams-
Waldron; Jason Stanley, Becky
(Stanley) Kirkland, Lara Stanley;
Josh Stanley; Christopher Crawford,
wife, Julie and great-grandchildren,
John and Riley Crawford; Amy Mis-
lan; Zander Crawford; Jonathon
Crawford and Kutter Crawford.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 9, 2008, until service time at 2
p.m. at Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home with Pastor Calvin Fryar offi-
ciating. Burial will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to Okeechobee High
School Baseball Team or Hospice of
Okeechobee in memory of Roger
Boromei.
Friends may sign the guest book at
www. basso keechobeefu neral-
home.com
All arrangements are entrusted to
the care of Bass Okeechobee Funer-
al Home and Crematory. 205 N.E.
2nd St., Okeechobee.
Paul Michael Sopko, 79
OKEECHOBEE Paul Michael
Sopko, died Thursday, Nov. 06,
2008, in Raulerson Hospital. He was
79.
Born Sept. 10, 1929, he had been a
resident of Okeechobee since 1997,
and was a member of the Church of
God.
He is preceded in death by his
wife, Rita; and a sister, Pat Wesley.
He is survived by a son, Michael
Sopko (Sheree'), of Olympia Fields,
Ill.; grandson, Sage, of Olympia
Fields, Ill.; brother, William Sopko,
of Taylor, Mich.; and sister, Mary Ta-
deo, of Sauk Village, Ill.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, in the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.


Community Events


Ladies Auxiliary
holds 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.

North VFW to
host Sock Hop
Come to the "Sun and Snow-
bird Sock Hop" Sunday, Nov. 9
for music of the 60s and 70s, or
as you request at the North VFW
Post 4423, N.W 34th Ave. Hosted
by Lisa, from 5 until 9 p.m., all
members and guests are more
than welcome.

Chamber 1
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.

Healthy Start
Coalition to meet
The Board of Directors of the
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet on Wednesday,
Nov. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in their of-
fice, located at 575 S.W 28 St.
within the New Endeavors School
Building. This meeting is open to
the public. For information con-
tact Executive Director, Kay Begin
at 863-462-5877.

Friends of the


Free memory
loss screenings
Friday, Nov. 14 the Alzheim-
er's Association will be sponsor-
ing free memory loss screenings
at the Visiting Nurse Association,
208 S.E. Park St. Appointments
are needed and available from 11
a.m. until 2:30 p.m. For more in-
formation or to make an appoint-
ment please call Donna True at
800-861-7826, ext. 1. Screenings
are for anyone any age con-
cerned about memory loss.
Screenings conducted by staff
from St. Mary's Memory Disorder
Center. Immediate results.

Shared Services
Network to meet
The Executive Roundtable of
the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will conduct
its monthly meeting at 1:30 on
Friday, Nov. 14 at the Williamson
Conference Center, Indian River
State College, Okeechobee. The
public is welcome to attend. For
more information call 863-462-
5000 ext. 257.

To all Veterans
Please join the staff and stu-
dents of the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus for a tribute to our
Country's veterans on Friday, Nov.
14 at 8:20 a.m. at the First Baptist
Church R.O.C. located on Fifth
Avenue.

Annual Turkey
dinner to be held
Saturday, Nov. 15, from 4 until
7 p.m. the Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge will hold their Annual Tur-
key Dinner. Suggested donation is
$8 per adult and $4 per child un-
der 10. Proceeds will benefit the
Lodge building fund. For more
information call Jim Green at 863-
634-4401; Jose Verano at 863-634-
2071; or Kip Gardner at 863-357-
0427.


Library host book sale Barracudas presents


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.

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!


"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.

Cowboys for Christ
sponsors event
Nov. 20, Nashville Recording
Artist Tommy Brandt will be at
the Okeechobee County Basinger
Civic Center. A covered dish sup-
per will begin at 6 p.m. at 7 p.m.
Christian Country Music Artist
Tommy Brandt. This event is spon-
sored by Cowboys for Christ. For
information call Doyle McDuffie
863-763-2285; Kim Davis 863-467-
2855; or David Eng 863-634-3360.


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Florida Trail circuit walk known
as the Big 0 Hike has pumped
tourism dollars into small towns
around the lake while encourag-
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visitors from as far away as On-
tario and California. For nine days
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ending at their leisure, usually
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Healthy Start
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Healthy Start of Okeechobee
will hold their annual yard sale
where they will have a variety of
baby items for excellent prices on
Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee
County Health Department audi-
torium.

Habitat for Humanity
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.

BHR VFD Winterfest
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Jan. 31. There will be catfish, cot-
ton candy, popcorn, crafts, music
and more. For more information,
call 863-532-9015 or John at 863-
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Girls' hoops have new leader



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Jd ae ry iEssence Williams could pro-
aggressive defender for at vide an immediate impact for
diaggres varsivety basketball. varsity ladies basketball.
dies varst baskebl, vriyldsbaktl.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Tony Sherlock took over the
Lady Brahmans basketball pro-
gram this year and has set the bar
high for achievement.
The former coach at Osceola
Middle School hopes to lead the
girl's hoops out of mediocrity and
turn them into a winning pro-
gram.
Okeechobee has had very
competitive teams in the past
couple of seasons but have not
been able to get over the hump
in district play and advance to
the post season. Sherlock said
he hopes to turn that around. He
inherits a young team with just
three returning players, but he
mentioned he likes that scenario.
"I can set up my program they
way I want it and the girls have
responded very well from the be-
ginning. They've been hustling,"
he noted.
Sherlock said the program is
starting fresh and that he hopes
to turn the program around and
make it a consistent winner, "Ex-
ecution is the biggest key with
teams here in the past. If the girls


execute and hustle and show a
little heart I think they'll do great
this year."
Leading the charge will be vet-
erans Monica Koger, Dorothy Bur-
khardt, and Jewel Buck. Koger is
an all around player who is likely
the team's best offensive player
and defender. Burkhardt played
at forward last year and is tough
enough to play inside. This year
they plan to let Dorothy play more
guard so they can take advantage
of her outside shooting. Buck is a
physical presence inside who will
be counted on for post scoring,
rebounds and defense.
The team also has some
younger kids with talent. Fresh-
man Essence Williams was prob-
ably one of the best basketball
players ever at Osceola Middle
School. Her athleticism and
quickness will be counted on for
the varsity this year. Other players
on the team are senior Shaneka
Ash, Junior Graciela Varela, soph-
omore Calandra Youmans, junior
Markeisha Youmans, junior Mie-
sha Henderson and sophomore
Jodi Raulerson.
"It's a good building situation,"
Sherlock noted, "We have some


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Dorothy Burkhardt will play
more guard this year In ladies
basketball.
young kids with talent."
Sherlock said he plans to have
two teams this year, one for an up
tempo pressing defensive team,
and another for a half court of-
fense. He said his entire roster will
get playing time.
Top teams in the district this
year include Jensen Beach and
Fort Pierce Central.
Sherlock noted the team
should have a home court advan-
tage this year as a lot of parents
showed up at the team organiza-
tional meeting in October. He said
he expects to have good crowds
for the eight home games that are
scheduled.
The girls open up their sched-
ule on Tuesday, Nov. 11, when
they compete in a pre-season
tournament at Sebring High
School. The girl's first home game
will be on Monday, Nov. 24, when
they host Avon Park.
The Junior Varsity team will be
coached by Shawn Hays. Mem-
bers of that team include Cavel
Campbell, Kiesha Cleckly, Ma-
riah Charleston, Ashley Marshall,
Lisandra Martinez, Sterlandra Mc-
Neil, Maranda Serrano, Janezzka
Koger, Brooke Karpew, and Gra-


OHS Volleyball wants


another crack at Jensen


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Jewel Buck will be counted
on to provide a strong inside
presence.
biela Borja.
Morgan Ungerott will serve as
an assistant coach for Okeecho-
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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The victory Tuesday at Merritt
Island in the regional quarterfinal
has really given Okeechobee the
momentum they need to chal-
lenge Jensen Beach when the
two square off Tuesday night.
Coach Jacque Robinson ex-
pects a tremendous amount of
community and student body
support Tuesday when they meet
the Lady Falcons for the fourth
time this year.
Despite a loss in their first
three meetings, one of them an
exhibition, Robinson said she is
confident the team can be victo-
rious, "We know that they try to
do and were confident we can
beat them. Playing them so much
could be to our advantage. We
just have to get over some of our
mental issues because we look
like a different team every time
we play them."
The victory in Merritt Island
wasn't a big surprise to the team.
Robinson noted others might
look at it as an upset, but not her
squad. "We always expect to win.
For us, we don't see it as an upset.
We are just really excited."
Megan Clements saved one of
the best matches of her career for
Merritt Island. She had 40 digs in
the match. She said she knew her
team could get far and they are
proving how good they are.
"I knew we had it in us. We
hadn't played to our potential."


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Megan Clements is confident Monica Koger has had a tre-
Okeechobee can beat Jensen mendous year and is one of
Beach this time. the reasons the team Is In the


Clements said Merritt Island
was as good, if not better, than
Jensen, so Okeechobee certainly
has the skills needed to beat the
Falcons.
"I think we'll be ready for them
this time," she added.
LeAnna Cotton was praised
for improvements in her serve.
She had three service aces against
Merritt Island and put a lot of
pressure on their defense. Cotton
thanked her coach for improving
her skills.
"I think Jensen Beach is beat-
able if we play to our potential
and play our game. As long as we


regional semifinal.
get ahead and stay ahead, we'll
be fine," she noted.
Robinson thanked Okeecho-
bee High School Principal Toni
Wiersma for her support of the
volleyball program. She said a lot
of people in the community, on
campus and parents have said
they will be at Jensen Tuesday
night to cheer the girls on.
"I have a fabulous team. They
work hard, they listen, they're
great students, and just phenom-
enal people. They like to play vol-
leyball. I like to coach them. We
want to prolong the season as
long as possible so we can keep
this special thing we have going,"
she said.


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& 48 Boondock Rd. Leave
msg if no answer
(863)763-2346
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Recreation


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Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Acessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035


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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
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Public Notice 5005
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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobhee Ully Athority will meet n regu-
lar session on Tuesday November 18, 2008 at 830 AM, at the Okeechosee
Utility Authonty Offices, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florda
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee UIllity Anuhorny will hold a Public
Heanng as soon after 8 30 A M as possible to consider the adoption of Resolu-
rion 08-07 dealing with general polcy and procedures for the Okeechobee Uility
Authonry A copy of the proposed Reolution is available for viewing at the office
of the Execuive Director, Okeechobee Uility Authoniy Offices, 100 SW 5th Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Flonda
All interested parhes for c against the proposed modified ResolutioNn cr Rates can
be heard at said time anrid place The needs of heaiin or visually impaired per-
sons shall be meat by conacting the Execuive Director s Office at 863-763-9460
at least 48 hours pnor to the Public Heanng by any person wishing assistance
Pursuant to Sechon 286 0105, FloHda Slatutes, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the AuBhoriy with respect to such meetings, he or she will need
a record of proceedings and for such purp se may need to ensure that a vertbamn
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is based Such person may provide a court report-
er, stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
John F Haeord, PE
Execnuve rector
299874 ON 11/9/08


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2006-DP-075
IN THE INTEREST OF
J.M. DOB: 6/2/06
Mother of the minor child
Angelica Marquez
TO MotherofJM. AnoecaMarquez
Residence and Addess Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PE-
TITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHIL-
DREN AND FAMILIES IN THE ABOVE-
STYLED COURT FOR THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS RELA-
TIVE TO JM. A FEMALE CHILD,
BORN ON THE 2nd DAY OF JUNE,
2006. THE CHILn WAS BORN IN THE
COUNTY OF F GHLANDS, IN THE
STATE OF FLORJA, YOU ARE COM-
MANDED TO B AND APPEAR BE-
FORE A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, JUVENI E DIVISION IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT LOCATED AT
OKEECHO EE JUDICIAL
C NTER
312 N.W. rd STREET,
OKEECHO EE, FL 34972
AT 2:30 P.M. 0 THE 12th DAY OF
JANUARY, 2009,
IN COURTROOM
"D", FOR HEARING AND TO SHOW
CAUSE WHY SAID PETmON SHOULD
NOT BE GRANTED,
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE,
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY ONE
MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID
COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF,
THIS 30th DAY OF JULY, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
By KimbseryJ Sarros
DEPUTY CLERK
296656 ON 11/2,9,16,23/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2006-DP-083
IN THE INTEREST OF
K.Q. DOB; 12/1/03
M.Q. DOB: 1/22/06
Father of the minor child
Michael Quarles
TO Fater of K Q,, Michael Quades
Father of M 0, Michael uoades
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIHED THAT A PE-
TITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
HLED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHIL-
DREN AND FAMILIES IN THE ABOVE-
STYLED COURT FOR THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS RELA-
TIVE TO KN, A FEMALE CHILD,
BORN ON THE lrt DAY OF DECEM-
BER, 2003 AND M 0, A MALE CHILD,
BORN ON THE 22ND DAY OF JANU-
ARY 2006 THE CHILD K1, WAS
BORN IN THE COUNTY OF ST LUCIE,
IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA THE
CHILD MQ,, WAS BORN IN THE
COUNTY OF ST LUCIE, IN THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, YOU ARE COMMANDED
TO BE AND APPEAR BEFORE A
JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,
JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE ABOVE-
STYLED COURT LOCATED AT
OKEECHOBEE JUDICIAL
CENTER
312 N.W. 3rd STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 1:30 P.M. ON THE 1st DAY OF DE-
CEMBER, 2008, IN
COURTROOM "D",
FOR HEARING AND TO SHOW CAUSE
WHY SAID PETITION SHOULD NOT BE
GRANTED
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE,
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY ONE
MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID
COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF
THIS 30th DAY OF JULY, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
By Kim"dyJ Sarros
DEPUTY CLERK
296653 ON 10/19,26,11/2,9/08


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10 Okeechobee News, Sunday, November 9,2008


Say bye-bye, Red Bays kLivestock


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horiculture Agent
A few weeks ago I received a
desperate call from the property
manager of Indian Hammock.
This community is located in
northern Okeechobee County,
and the community prides itself
on maintaining natural vegetation
around their homes. Some parts
are typical pine flatwoods, while
others are rich hammocks with a
wide variety of native plants.
Last July I wrote about three
kinds of Bay trees found in local
hammock areas. I am afraid that
soon I will have to re-write the
story, as one of these outstand-
ing trees has been found infected
with a fatal fungus that clogs up
the wood and is spread by both-
ersome boring beetles. This is the
first confirmed case of Laurel Wilt
in Red Bays in Okeechobee.
This disease has been spread-
ing from Savannah Georgia since
2002 and has moved from there at
a rate of 20 miles a year. Forest pa-
thologists have found that the Red
Bay Wilt is closely related to the
Dutch Elm Disease. (Displaced
northerners may recognize this
pest which eliminated the grand
old American Elm Trees that lined
many city streets until the 1970s.)
Of concern to us in Florida
is the potential extinction of the
native Redbay tree (Persea bor-
bonia), and that the disease can
also infect avocado trees (Persea
americana). In fact, the first inci-
dence of Red Bay Wilt affecting
avocados just turned up recently
in Vero Beach. Other trees such
as the native sassafras and exotic
camphor tree may also be infect-
ed by this disease. A fungus feed-
ing beetle
The fungus is spread by very
small boring beetles. Known
Ambrosia beetles, the adults are
about as big as the date on a Lin-
coln penny. Some of these beetles
are native, while others have been
recently found in the U.S., proba-
bly hitchhiking on wood packing
materials from other countries.
The beetles bore into wood
and create tunnels or galleries
where they lay their eggs. While


UNIVERSITY OF

FLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION

boring in the wood, the tunnels
are infected with fungi carried in
special pouches in the head. The
larvae hatch from eggs and live in
the tunnels where they feed on
the fungi growing in these tun-
nels. These small grubs will turn
into adults in a month or so. The
exit holes may be shaped like the
letter-D. As they push the sawdust
out the holes, a "sawdust stick"
may appear on the trunk of the
tree.
Trees that are infested with the
wilt can turn from healthy green
to dead brown in a matter of days.
Once the trunk is cut down, it is
easy to notice the black discolor-
ation of the outer sapwood that is
caused by the fungal pathogen.
The local sample we collect-
ed was from a tree that turned
brown in less than a week. UF
Forest Pathologist Jason Smith
confirmed the presence of the
fungus known as Raffaelea lau-
ricola. Three different non-native
species of Ambrosia beetles were
found, Xyleborus affinis, the Asian
ambrosia beetle (X. crassiuscu-
lus) and the Black Twig borer (X.
ferrugineus). It is curious that the
insects associated with the local
disease specimen were not the
Redbay Ambrosia Beetle (Xyle-
borus glabratus) which is often
the primary vector.
Management options
What to do? There has been
some work on using fungicides to
protect valuable urban trees from
the fungal pathogen. Other ideas
are to collect and save seed from
natural Redbay trees that can be
grown out in disease-free areas
to prevent the extinction of this
species. As for avocados, certain
varieties may be showing limited
resistance to the wilt diseases, but
this work is in its early stage.
Insect control: While some


claim that the use of insecticides
may be effective at killing off the
beetles that spread the fungal
pathogen, at this time there are
no reliable treatments for preven-
tion or control of the insect vec-
tors.
Fungicide: An experimental
trial using a fungicide injected
into the root-flare area of the tree
has been conducted. The process
involves getting the fungicide
into the tree trunk to prevent its
spread. Foliar sprays or applica-
tion of chemicals for root absorp-
tion do not appear to be effective
ways to get the pesticide into the
tree trunk. Theb uses of injections
may be tried on high-value orna-
mental trees, but would be too
expensive for use in natural areas.
If persons are interested, you will
need a tree service professional
trained to use this method. (If you
are a tree service professional,
contact our office to learn about
a training session to be held Jan.
20, 2009.)
Sanitation: This step is im-
portant if diseased trees are being
removed. To avoid spreading the
beetle and pathogen to new ar-
eas, wood or chips from infested
trees should not be transported
out of the local area where the
trees were found. Dead Redbay
or other susceptible tree species
cut in residential areas should be
chipped and left onsite as mulch,
or disposed of as locally as pos-
sible.
The following is probably the
most important rule to follow:
Redbay firewood should not be
transported.
I've placed more information
and photos on our Okeecho-
bee Extension web page, http://
okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If you
need additional information on
Laurel Wilt of Redbays and Avoca-
dos, please email us at: okeecho-
bee@ifas.ufl.edu or call us at
863-763-6469. Local residents can
stop by our office at 458 Hwy 98
North in Okeechobee, and visit
our Okeechobee County Master
Gardeners from I to 3 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons. Happy Vet-
eran's Day to all our Vets.


Okeechobee Spotlight


Submitted photo
The first place team (Higgins Electric) of our 2008 Okeechobee FFA Alumni Sporting Clay
Shoot, held at Quail Creek Plantation. Thank you Marlah Anuez FFA Alumni member.


Market Report

October 27 and 28, 2008


Cows
Breaking
Cutter
Canner

Bulls
1000-1500
1500-2000


Calves
Cows
Str
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
Mix
Total

Med #1
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450
450-500
550-600
600-650

Med #2
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450

Small #1
150-200
250-300
300-350
76-90
450-500
550-600


Sales:
Monday
at 12 p.m.

Tuesday
at 11 a.m.


Okeechobee Lives tock Market
U. S. 98N rh.kecoe86)7332


$55.00 $60.00
$55.00 $63.00


Monday
966
268
5
19
17
133
0
1408

Steers
165-190
133-135
128-133

98-105
92-104
86-99
78-92
79-84


Tuesday
1192
173
5
6
54
43
0
1473

Hfrs

98-125
95-105
90-96
84-93
78-90
75-86
72-84
70-77


Steers Hfrs
70-78
108-123 60-100
105-125 65-93
82-108 65-89
80-98 72-83
78-92 60-80

Steers Hfrs
100-105
86-97
350-400 89-98

78-86 71-79
64-65


Prices were mixed this week,
cows and bulls were $4-$5 lower,
and quality feeder calves were
$3-$4 higher. Plain calves are
still real low. Now that we know
what we have to work with the
next four years, things will stabi-
lize a bit I hope so!
Goodno of Miami, topped the
calf market this week with $2.00.
Adams Ranch of Ft. Pierce, had
the high cow price this week
with $1.50.
We will be closed Thanksgiving
week, Nov. 24-28.
See ya next week, Todd


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Ellis inducted into honour society


Golden Key
International Honour
Society inducts
OHS Graduate
Kimberly Marie Ellis

ATLANTA, Ga. The Florida
State University Kimberly Ma-
rie Ellis of Okeechobee has ac-
cepted membership in Golden
Key International Honour Society
and was honored during a recent
induction ceremony at the Florida
State University.
"It is only fitting that a top
academic achiever like Kimberly
be recognized by Golden Key,"
said John W. Mitchell, Golden
Key's Chief Executive Officer.
"Our members are inspired and
motivated not only to achieve ex-
ceptional academic accomplish-
ments, but also to make a posi-
tive impact on our world through
the Society's commitment to ser-
vice."
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Coke
Continued From Page 1

warrant on the home shared by
Molina, Erandi Aguirre and Rey-
noso Aguirre members of the task
force seized $14,950 in cash and a
large amount of a white powder,
stated the detective.
The powder was field tested
and indicated a positive result for
the presence of cocaine, indicated
the detective.
The detective said between
what was found in the home and
later in a pickup truck, a total of
1.9 pounds of suspected cocaine
was seized in the Nov. 6 raid. A
kilo weighs 2.2 pounds.



Depot
Continued From Page 1

vice hours.
The letter of intent further
states that if Amtrak discontinues
service to Okeechobee, the city
would either demolish the depot
or move it. Here again, there was
a provision for an extension of
time for the city to negotiate with
Amtrak.
CSX has not officially taken any
action in response to the letter.
Several weeks ago Amtrak
officials met with city and OMS
officials to get an understanding
of where the city was with CSX
and to make sure everyone knew
what Amtrak needed in order to
have a contract with the city and
OMS. According to Todd Stennis


The detective indicated the
suspected cocaine had an esti-
mated street value of approxi-
mately $30,000. Since the purity
of the suspected cocaine was not
known, the exact value of the
drug could not be immediately
determined, the detective added.
As members of the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office SWAT









Alvaro Erandi Yanel
Garcia-Ortiz Aquirre


of Amtrak, at this time the Amtrak
real estate department is handling
the contract and working directly
with the city on details.
Amtrak officials have indicated
they might be able to provide
funding and other assistance in
restoring the depot. Funding for
restoration also might be avail-
able from the state, but the build-
ing must be available for public
access before application can be
made for those funds.
However, the good news is
that unlike the old jail, which has
deteriorated beyond the point of
preservation, the depot appears
to be in good shape structurally.
Officials of CSX have allowed city
and OMS officials to inspect the
building.
Professional builder Elbert
Batton, who has inspected the
building, said that it is structurally
sound and could be restored. He


team entered the home, a task
force detective indicated that a
vehicle left the home. That vehi-
cle was later stopped in the 3200
block of S.R. 70 W near Garibaldi
Plaza.
The detective said the 1998
black Ford F-150 pickup was be-
ing driven by Ortiz.
While searching the vehicle,


Juan Manuel Reynosa M.
Molina D. Aquirre

said the walls look good, but it
might need some roof work.
Mr. Batton sees the restored de-
pot as being as asset to Okeecho-
bee
It was the railroad that trans-
formed Okeechobee from a
sleepy little village to the begin-
nings of the modern city of today.
As evidence of Okeechobee's
railroad heritage, Flagler Park was
named after railroad baron Henry
Flagler. The main north-south
thoroughfare, Parrott Avenue,
was named for the president of
the railroad J. R. Parrott.
In 1912 the railroad formed
the Model Land Company, which
laid out the plat for the City of
Okeechobee.
The first railroad depot, which
was at the western end of Flagler
Park, is no longer standing, It is
pictured in a mural on the side of
the Jeff Robinson building.
The current depot, which is
considered an excellent example
of mission style architecture, was


two separate bags of a white
powder substance was found in
the bed of the truck. The powder
was wrapped in a blue shop tow-
el, said the detective, and when
field tested the powder indicated
a positive result for the presence
of cocaine.
The task force detective said
one of the packages found in the
truck weighed 457.4 grams, while
the second package weighed 58.6
grams.
No weapons were seized and
all were arrested without inci-
dent.
Erandi Yanel Aguirre was
booked into the county jail de-
spite being five months pregnant,
stated the detective.
he SWAT team entered the


built by the Florida, Western &
Northern Railroad -- a subsidiary
of the Seaboard Air Line Railway.
It was designed by the archi-
tectural firm of Henry Stephen
Harvey and Louis Phillips Clarke,
who also designed the depots
at Deerfield Beach and Delray
Beach. Both of those structures
are listed on the National Registry
of Historic Places.
Okeechobee is served by
Amtrak's northbound and south-
bound Silver Star trains that run
between Miami and New York
City. According to figures fur-
nished by Amtrak, 2,858 people
got on or off trains in Okeecho-
bee in fiscal year 2006. In 2007
that figure rose to 3,067.
Currently, when people get off
the train they are greeted by the
sight of the dilapidated, boarded
up depot which has not been
used for many years. The only fa-
cility for train travellers is a Plexi-
glas shelter similar to those used
as bus stops.


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David Jr.

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Bockoras
Last month David Jr. and Lisa
Bockoras of Okeechobee were
married 25 years. On Oct. 4, the
couple celebrated with friends
and family by renewing their mar-
riage vows at Abundant Blessings
Assembly of God.
The couple marched down the
aisle with Lisa carrying a blue and
white bouquet. She wore a street
length, royal blue satin dress over-
laid with silver and black netting,
and a sheer black shawl covered
her shoulders.
Pastor John Hodge conducted
the ceremony. Twelve-year-old
Caleb, the couple's youngest son,
presented the wedding rings, and
David's sister Darlene Miller sang,
"There is Love." It was the same
song she sang at their wedding 25
years ago. A reception followed


David Jr. and Lisa Bockoras.
with finger foods, punch and a
three-tier cake, made by Lisa's
sister Beverly. The couple left the
reception on the "groom's" Suzu-
ki Hayabusa, after Lisa pulled on


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a pare of black leggings to keep
her decent. They spent this hon-
eymoon at St. Augustine, where
they went on their honeymoon
25 years ago.


Wedding


Runyon -

Collins
Connie Jo Runyon and Eric
Lee Collins were joined in mar-
riage on Oct. 25. The bride is the
daughter of Billy and Frances Ru-
nyon of Okeechobee. The groom
is the son of Donnie and Carol
Huntof Hayneville, Ga. The wed-
ding ceremony was held at the
Holiday Inn in Okeechobee. Sam
Vuleta of More 2 Life Ministries
officiated at the Ceremony. The
bride was given away by her fa-
ther, Billy Runyon. The hall was
decorated with candlelights and
light blue, royal blue, and white
roses.
The bride wore a white satin
strapless, a-line empire waist dress
with a hand embroidered design
around the bust and around the
bottom of the dress and beading
around the bust area. Also light
blue satin lined the top of the bust
and the waist area flowing to the
back and down the train with
light blue satin tie back ribbons.
The bride had on a two-tier white
lined veil and a white and blue
crystal tiara. The matron of honor
was Brandy Varnon of Trenton,


Connie Jo and Eric Lee Collins


Florida. Bridesmaids were Shan-
non Wolf of Okeechobee; Melanie
Wilson of Okeechobee; and Brit-
tany Runyon of Okeechobee. The
best man was Nathan Campos of
Ortona. Groomsmen were Kevin
Schick of Okeechobee, and Eric
Collins Jr. of Okeechobee. The
flower girl was Kattie Runyon of
Okeechobee, daughter of Frankie
and Rebecca Runyon. The ring
bearer was Cameron Runyon of


Submitted photo


Okeechobee, son of Steven Ru-
nyon. Following the ceremony, a
reception was held with dinner
and dancing. After a honeymoon
the couple is at home in Okeecho-
bee. The groom is employed as a
Heavy Equipment Operator with
Mulliniks Recycling, Inc. The
bride is employed as a driver and
sample collector with Big Lake
Labs/Florida-Spectrum Environ-
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On Monday Nov. 3, the
Okeechobee Freshman
Campus celebrated the
grand opening of its new
computer lab. Teachers
were invited to attend a
party where the school's
principal, Carol Revels,
cut the ribbon for the new
facility. The lab contains
25 desktop computers and
a laser printer and can be
used by any class at the
school. The new lab joins
the school's other tech-
nology resources, such
as the business systems
technology classroom
and portable laptop carts.
Students will be able to do
word processing, search
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