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Vol. 99 No. 277 Wednesday, November 12, 2008 500 Plus tax


Briefs


Chamber
luncheon planned
The new Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce lun-
cheon will be on Wednesday,
Nov. 12. Sean Moore with the
Small Business Development
Center will be speaking. Their
services include free, confiden-
tial one-on-one counseling for
prospective or current busi-
ness 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
Development Center. Do you
have a suggestion for a Cham-
ber logo? If so email me at can-
dace7@gmail.com.

Healthy Start
Coalition to meet
The Board of Directors of
the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will meet on Wednes-
day, Nov. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in
their office, located at 575 S.W.
28 St. within the New Endeav-
ors School Building. This meet-
ing is open to the public. For
information contact Executive
Director, Kay Begin at 863-462-
5877.

OCEA schedules
membership meeting
The Okeechobee County
Education Association will
have its second General Mem-
bership Meeting of the 2008-
2009 school year on Thursday,
Nov. 13, at 4:30 p.m. in the Me-
dia Center at Osceola Middle
School, 825 SW 28th St. They
will conduct business, report on
the recent annual FEA Delegate
Assembly, and also address is-
sues 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!

Drought Index

Current: 561
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

14.63 feet
Last Year: 10.32 feet



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


Index


Veterans Day: 'Some gave all'

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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Members of Okeechobee High School JROTC Honor Guard fire a rifle salute in honor
of all veterans. The salute was part of a Veterans' Day program held in Veterans' Park.
The group was made up of Major Deanna Davis, C/LT G. Roberson, C/LT S. Curbello, C/
PVT K. Tarbell, C/PVT C. Raulerosn, C/PVT M. Merritt, C/PVT, A. Ford, C/PVT R. Tharpe,
C/PVT R. Jacobs, C/PVT J. Edison and C/PVT T. Seals.

Okeechobee honors veterans


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
"All gave some, some gave
all."
Colorful flags representing
all branches of the military as
well as the POW MIA flag and
the U.S. flag waved in a stiff
breeze at Veterans' Park as
residents of Okeechobee gath-
ered on Veterans' Day to honor
those who served our country.
Those who preserved our free-
doms were remembered with
songs, prayers, a speech, a rifle
salute and taps.
Carl Diesslin, Chaplain of
American Legion Post 64 of
feared the opening and closing
prayers.
New Ground trio made up of
Rickey Smith, Randy Whipple
and Gerald Turner sang "The
National Anthem" and "God
Bless America."
The speaker was Dowling
Watford,
"I feel very fortunate and
humble, to be speaking on this
occasion," he said. He noted
that Veterans Day speeches
had been given in the past by
such dignitaries as Sheriff Paul
May, Rev. Richard Whipple and
Judge Gerald Bryant.
Mr. Watford stated that the
crowd was gathered to com-
memorate "the eleventh hour
of the eleventh day of the elev-
enth month, the day that the
guns went silent to end World
War I." He said that in 1954
the name of the holiday was
changed to Veterans' Day to
honor all veterans of all wars.


EYDC youth



collapses



and dies


TALLAHASSEE The Flori-
da Department of Juvenile Jus-
tice (DJJ) is offering counseling
to youth and staff at the Eckerd
Youth Development Center in
Okeechobee County after a 16-
year old youth collapsed Friday
evening while playing basket-
ball.
The youth was immediately
attended to by facility staff. EMS
responded and transported the
youth to Raulerson Hospital in
Okeechobee. Attempts to re-
suscitate the youth were unsuc-
cessful. He was pronounced
dead at 7:20 p.m. Cause of
death is unknown at this time.
An autopsy will be performed.
"Our hearts and prayers go
out to this young man's family,"
said DJJ Secretary Frank Peter-
man, Jr. "His untimely passing
is very sad, and we will make


sure that assistance and sup-
port is provided to his family
during this difficult time."
Department leadership im-
mediately reached out the
youth's family, and an investi-
gation was opened by DJJ's Of-
fice of Inspector General.
Eckerd Youth Develop-
ment Center is residential
treatment program contracted
with Eckerd Youth and Family
Alternatives Incorporated. The
program serves youth male of-
fenders 13-18 years of age and
offers education and vocation
training, mental health and
substance abuse counseling,
life and social skills training,
behavior management, release
planning and transition, and
recreation and leisure activi-
ties.


Musical event


will benefit


Healthy Start


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Parker Prescott, an army veteran of World War II, appears
to be deep in reflection as he reads the names on the
memorial stones in Veterans' Park. He was in the park for
the Tuesday morning Veterans' Day program.


He noted that 48 million men
and women have served in the
defense our country.
Mr. Watford referred to Tom
Brokaw's book "The Great-
est Generation" which de-
scribed how ordinary people
were asked by their country
to perform extraordinary ser-
vice. They fought for freedom
and then came home to build


the greatest economy and the
greatest country.
"That generation's lives
were changed as a result of
Dec. 7, 1941," he said.
Mr. Watford also paid tribute
to the veterans of the "Forgot-
ten War," the Korean War. and
the war of his era, the Viet Nam
War. The one thing all veter-
See Veterans Page 2


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
"Beginnings and Beyond,"
a musical event featuring a va-
riety of musicians and singers,
will be presented Sunday, Nov.
23, at 5 p.m. at Church of Our
Saviour, 200 S.W. Sixth Street.
The program is free and
open to the public. Those who
attend are asked to bring pack-
ages of disposable diapers to
be donated to Healthy Start.
"Beginnings and Beyond"
will trace the musical history of
Western music. Nicole Wood
will narrate the musical pro-
gram, which will feature music
from different eras including:
Pre-Medieval -- Gregorian
chant, "Ave Maria";
Medieval/Renaissance --
songs for recorder and guitar
by John Daulin;


Baroque Era -- Prelude in
A Minor by J.S. Bach, and A
movement from the D Minor
Violin Concerto for two violins
by J.S. Bach;
Classical Era -- guitar
piece;
Romantic Era -- violin and
piano piece (program may
change);
20th Century "Wee You
No More," by British composer
Roger Quilter (voice and piano)
and "Someone to Watch Over
Me," by American composer
George Gershwin.
Choral benediction by
American composer Pete Lut-
kin, "The Lord Bless You and
Keep You" performed by vari-
ous members of the Okeecho-
bee Community Choir.
The program may also fea-
See Benefit Page 2


Church News ........................ 7
Classifieds............ .......... 13-15
Community Events .................... 6
Crossword.......................... ..... 15
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Sports 17
Sudoku 15
Weather 2
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City planning board to


consider zoning changes


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When the city planning
board meets this evening, they
will be considering two zoning
change requests. The board is
meeting on Wednesday this
month instead of the usual
meeting day of Tuesday.
Gianinna Mitchell has re-
quested a change in zoning
from residential single family to
heavy commercial for property


What: City of Okeechobee
Planning Board/Board of Adjust-
ments and Appeals
When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov.
12
Where: Council Chambers,
Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E.
Third Avenue

located at 909 S.W. Second Ave.
The purpose of the change is to
allow for a professional office
building on the property.


The second request deals
with the commercial complex
David and Anita Nunez are
planning to build on N.E. Sev-
enth Avenue at the Taylor Creek
Bridge on S.R. 70. They have
requested a change in zoning
from holding and residential to
heavy commercial for a portion
of the property.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
corn. Reporter Pete Gawda can be
reached at pgawda@newszap.
comn.


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp

Rally on the River
Rows of motorcycles shined and glistened in the sun for
people to see at the Rally on the River held at Okee-Tan-
tie on Nov. 8 and 9. The Gang Free Florida Rod Run and
Motorcycle Rally was put on by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office to raise money for the Florida Gang In-
vestigators Association. Some of the money raised will
also fund scholarships for local students and the Com-
munity Gang Graffiti Eradication Program, said Detective
Sergeant Brad Stark of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, who heads up his department's gang unit.





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Veterans
Continued From Page 1


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Eleanor Milke wore her Amer-
ican flag to the Veterans' Day
program held at Veterans'
Park on Tuesday.
ans have in common, he said, is
dedication and courage. He urged
today's generation to support vet-
erans' benefits. He also urged the
audience to remember future
veterans who are currently at war
by taking part in such programs
as "Operation Shoe Box" which
sends small packages of comfort
items troops serving overseas.
"But most of all we need to
give the veterans the respect they
deserve," he said.
Mr. Watford noted that many
of those gathered under the
shade of the oak trees in the park
had memories of military service.
While each veteran's memories
may be different, he said that they
all included separation from fam-
ily and loved ones. He commend-
ed their willingness to serve. Then
he went on to relate some of his
memories. Mr. Watford had fam-
ily members who fought in the
Civil War and World War I. His
dad and his three uncles served in
the Army Air Corps in World War
II. One of his uncles was killed
prior to D Day. Of his mother's
six brothers who fought in World
War II, one was killed at the Battle
of the Bulge.



Benefits
Continued From Page 1

ture a gospel quartet.
Healthy Start is a non-profit
organization which assists new
mothers and their babies. The or-
ganization is currently in need of
donations of disposable diapers,
so Church of Our Saviour has
asked all those who attend the
free concert to bring donations of
diapers.
Those involved in the program
include Kevin Kinnaird, Edward
Petuch and John Olsen.
Kevin Kinnaird, the director
of music at Church of Our Sav-
ior, is a native of Franklin, Ky. He
was a voice principal and piano
secondary at Western Kentucky
University in Bowling Green and
at Westminister Choir College in
Princeton, N.J. While in college,
he had the privilege of singing
choral ensembles with the New


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda i -Ii _
This is one of the men who Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
paid freedom's price. Herb The New Ground Trio, made up of, left to right, Randy Whip-
Karnes, World War II veteran, ple, Rickey Smith and Gerald Turner, sang "The National An-
ex POW and Purple Heart re- them" and "God Bless America" at the Veteran's Day program
cipient, was on hand for the in Veterans' Park on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Veteran's Day program in
Veterans' Park on Tuesday
morning, Nov. 11. .


Of his own military service Mr.
Watford said he hated basic train-
ing but wouldn't trade anything
for it.
"The army made me grow
up," he said.
Mr. Watford concluded his
speech with a special word to
veterans.
"Thank you from the bottom
of our hearts" for protecting free-
dom.
The Okeechobee High School
JROTC fired a rifle salute in hon-
or of all veterans and taps was
played for those who gave the ul-
timate sacrifice.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.



York Phil Harmonic, the Philadel-
phia Orchestra and the Hungar-
ian Philharmonic. During these
experiences, he had the honor of
singing with such conductors as
Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta,
Kurt Mazur and Richardo Mutti. A
career musician, Mr. Kinnaird also
served church communities in
Bowling Green, Ky., Owensboro,
Ky., Raleigh,, N.C., Louisville, Ky,,
Los Angeles, Calif., and St. Peters-
burg, Fla.
He holds Masters Certifica-
tions in Pastoral Liturgy form St.
Joseph's College in Rensellaer,
Ind. and in Parish Administration
from Loyola Marymount Univer-
sity in Los Angeles, Calif. He also
teaches private voice and piano at
Okeechobee Music.
John Olsen graduated as musi-
cian of the year from Palm Beach
County School of the Arts in 1994.
He studied four years under Juil-
liard's renowned violinist Thom-
as Tsaggaris. After marrying his
stand partner, Doneece Olsen, he


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Veterans' Park was all decked out in flags on Tuesday. Resi-
dents gathered in the park on Veterans' Day to honor those
who fought for our country.


went on to study at the Cleveland
Institute of Music under David
Russel.
While in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr.
Olsen also students with Leon La-
zarev of the Cleveland Orchestra.
In 1997, he received a full schol-
arship to attend Stetson Univer-
sity in Deland, Fla. At Stetson, he
studied with Moscow Conserva-
tory graduates Alvaro Gomez and
Routa Kromavitch. He also stud-
ied under the orchestral conduct-
ing of Daryl One, of the Atlanta
Symphony. He concluded his
study at Stetson in 1999. He lives
in Okeechobee where he teaches
at Okeechobee Music.
Edward J. Petuch studied clas-
sical organ at the Wisconsin Con-
servatory of Music in Milwaukee

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from 1964 to 1974, and held posts
as assistant organist at St. John's
Cathedral in Milwaukee and at
St. Mary's Church in Elm Grove,
Wis.
As a recorder player, he has
been a member of the Early Mu-
sic Consort in Miami and the Col-
legian Musicum at the University
of Wisconsin. He is now a mem-
ber of the Cuvier Trio at Florida
Atlantic University and regularly
accompanies student musicians
on the harpsichord. Dr. Petuch re-
ceived his Ph.D in Oceanography
from the University of Miami and
is currently a professor of Geology
at FAU. He still pursues his love of
classical organ and Renaissance
instruments as a second career.


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Two charged in weekend burglary M "N ewszap.com [


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two men have been arrested in
connection with the alleged theft
of tools and a stereo system from
vehicles parked at two downtown
businesses.
Duward Harden, 47, Okeecho-
bee, and Mark James McCleese,
40, S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee,
were both charged with bur-
glary of an unoccupied convey-
ance. They were booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $7,500 each.
Detective Bettye Taylor of the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD) stated in her arrest
report that thanks to a security
camera, the men were arrested
early Sunday in connection with
the thefts.
The detective indicated in her
report that the camera captured
Harden looking into a truck from


Duward Mark James
Harden McCleese
which the stereo system was ap-
parently stolen. Around 10:30
p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, the
camera also pictured both men
walking in the area of another
business that was later burglar-
ized, continued her report.
When Detective Taylor and
OCPD Officer P.C. Eddings went
to McCleese's home they report-
edly saw the stereo system on the
floor when McCleese opened the
mobile home door.
The detective went on to state
in her report that when she went


to McCleese's home he was
wearing clothes similar to those
being worn by one of the men
seen on the security tape. While
at McCleese's home the detective
said she also spoke with Harden,
who was also wearing clothes
that looked similar to those being
worn by a second man seen on
the security tape.
Detective Taylor also stated
that she collected a pair of white
sneakers from the mobile home
that were wet and had tread that
matched tread marks found at the
scene of one of the businesses.
Tools that had reportedly been
stolen were found in a vacant lot
on N.E. Seventh St. Among the
tools recovered was an 18-volt
saw, multiple hand tools and tool
boxes containing socket sets. De-
tective Taylor indicated that bolt
cutters, supposedly used to cut
locks to the businesses, were also
found in the vacant lot.


Stolen ATV found; brothers arrested


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two brothers have been ar-
rested and charged with dealing
in stolen property after one of
them was allegedly seen riding
a four wheeler that had been re
ported stolen.
Sergio Gonzalez, Jr., 19, N.W.
11th Drive, and Alfredo Gonzalez,
18, N.W 1Ith Drive, were both ar-
rested Saturday and booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail un-
der a bond of $5,000 each.
An arrest report by Deputy
Brian Cross of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
states that on Saturday, Nov. 8, he
spoke with a woman who report-


Sergio Alfredo
Gonzalez, Jr. Gonzalez
edly told him that her children
had seen someone riding their
Suzuki 500 four wheeler.
According to the report, the
woman followed the four wheel-
er to a home and asked the op-
erator -- later identified as Sergio
Gonzalez -- why he was riding her
four wheeler. Gonzalez told the


woman that he and his brother
had purchased the ATV from an-
other man, stated the deputy's
report.
Deputy Cross stated in his re-
port that the brothers claimed
they had supposedly bought the
ATV for $500 from a "man need
ing money." The OCSO deputy
went on to state that the ATV's ve-
hicle identification number (VIN)
matched that of the ATV reported
stolen by the woman. Deputy
Cross went on to state that the
ATV was missing the key and that
the ignition switch had been re-
moved so that it could be started
with a screwdriver.
The four wheeler was released
to the woman.


Reward offered for stolen buggy part


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
All Ron Kruger Jr. wanted was
to sell his swamp buggy -- the last
thing he could call his own -- so
that he could pay his bills. How
ever, thieves deprived him of that
ability.
Mr. Kruger, 40, had the buggy
parked at a local business on
U.S. 441 S. The vehicle was in a
fenced-in area protected by a dog.
But that didn't deter the thieves as
they burrowed under the fence
and stole the transfer case off the
buggy.
Without the transfer case, it's
unlikely the buggy can be sold.
"Somehow, they kept the dog
from biting them," said Mr. Kru-
ger's mother, Mary Ann.
Now, Mr. Kruger's family and
friends are offering a $500 reward
for the return of the transfer case
-- no questions asked. All that
they are requiring is that it is still
in working condition.
"My son has lost everything.
His wife left, his truck is broken

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).
James Steven Ward, 38,
N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 7 by Deputy Mark
Shireman on charges of driving
under the influence and driving
while license suspended/revoked
with knowledge. His bond was
set at $1,000.
Anthony Ingram, 41, N.W.


down and he lost his house -
this was his last asset," said Mrs.
Kruger, who added that her son
had been injured at his place of
employment. "It was pretty heart-
breaking. He (her son) took the
news very badly."
The case has an estimated
value of $2,000.
She said the buggy was left at
the business because Mr. Kruger
felt it would be protected.
"He felt it would be safe there,
and they'd never had a break in,"
offered Mrs. Kruger.
Mrs. Kruger said the buggy
had been sitting at the business
for about six days and several
people had looked at it. She said
the theft happened on either Nov.
2 or Nov. 3. A report by Deputy
Yamil Astacio of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office indicates
that he did the theft report on
Nov. 4 at 11:32 a.m.
Simply put, the transfer case al-
lows a two-wheel drive vehicle to
be converted to four-wheel drive.
The case can weigh as much as
200 pounds.


Fourth St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Nov. 8 by Officer Kelley
Muller on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of community control.
Juvenal Olvera, 41, S.E. 30th
Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 8 by Deputy Yamil Astacio
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with failure to
appear possession of cocaine
and failure to appear disorderly
intoxication. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Tracy Leon Dailey, 35, S.W.
Ninth St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Nov. 8 by Deputy Cari Ar-
nold on a charge of driving under
the influence. His bond was set at
$500.


"They pried up the bottom
of the fence and crawled under-
neath it. The thing is, it (the bug-
gy) was facing the highway," said
Mrs. Kruger.
She went on to say that the
businesses' insurance can't help
her son.
"Their insurance doesn't cover
this because it's a consignment
lot," she explained, "and my in-
surance doesn't cover any off-
road recreational vehicle."
Deputy Astacio's report indi-
cates that he found footprints that
led from the buggy to the south
end of the property.
The case was found to be
missing while a sales person was
showing the buggy to a custom-
er.
Mrs. Kruger said if the person
or persons with the case choose
to return it and collect the reward
they can contact her at 863-824-
0801. She went on to say that if
she doesn't answer, the caller
should leave a message and she
will return the call.


Eric Eugene Edwards, 26,
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Nov. 8
by Deputy Mark Margerum on a
charge of aggravated battery. His
bond was set at $5,000.
Jesus Espinoza Hernandez,
40, Martin St., Lake Placid, was
arrested Nov. 9 by Deputy Bart
Potter on a charge of driving un-
der the influence and failure to
submit to a breath test. His bond
was set at $3,250.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
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Speak Out
Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
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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
HORSES: If you are unable to feed any horses that you have, I
believe that the humane thing to do is put them down, such as they
do at the Humane Society with dogs and cats. I am a horse lover
and do not wish this on any horse or horse owner, but it is definitely
better to do that than let your horse go without food, de-worming,
farrier work or other health care. People are not buying horses for the
same reason you cannot afford to feed yours. If you cannot sell your
horse, please do the humane thing and not let it starve and suffer. I
have three horses that I know if I couldn't find a good home for and
could no longer afford to give the proper care for, I would definitely
put them to sleep. At least I know they are not suffering. Another way
to help this problem is to geld your stallions. Why are we continuing
to breed horse of little value when we cannot take care of the ones
already here? If you are breeding grade horses, horses with poor con-
formation or bad attitudes, or any horse with no market, please stop.
Just as there is an overpopulation of dogs and cats starving and being
neglected every day, there are also that many horses. If you care at
all about your horses, please use common sense when it comes to
breeding, selling or buying. Do not try to sell your horse at an auc-
tion. Do you know how much they are selling for now? Twenty dol-
lars. Who do you think your horse is going to? Most likely a kill-buyer
who is shipping it to Mexico to be inhumanely slaughtered. I am sure
this will stir a lot of PETA-types to send hate mail, but this is what I
believe.
BIKES: This morning I almost hit someone on a bike. I did not
see this person because there were no reflectors on the bike nor a
light. Don't people know this is dangerous not only for the bike rider
but also those who are driving? And correct me if I am wrong but I
thought there is a law that they have to have reflectors and a light on
the bike if riding in the dark.
CAMPAIGN SIGNS: Do you realize that it is illegal to mess with,
steal and deface campaign signs? If you have a different opinion, buy
your own sign. Please let your teenagers know this because if they are
seen and caught, something will be done.
RALLY: Was a great weekend at the Rally on the River. The fire
works were at 6:30 p.m. and it was amazing. To all of the people who
made that event a success, JOB WELL DONE!
ELECTION: Since the presidential election, I have been very fa-
vorably impressed by both Mr. Obama and Mr. McCain. Mr. Obama
seems genuinely determined to bring the country together and give
everyone a voice in government, even those who disagree with him.
He doesn't just want people who agree with him in the administra-
tion. He wants to hear all of the viewpoints before making a decision.
Mr. McCain has been encouraging all of his supporters to put any
differences aside and work with the new administration to solve the
many problems this country is facing. I think both of these men are
wonderful leaders and if the rest of the country works with them, we
can get this country back on track.
WHITE HOUSE PET: The media is certainly making a fuss about
what kind of dog Mr. Obama will get for his daughters. I guess the
White House pets always become famous so people who raise cer-
tain breeds are hoping he will pick theirs. I thought it was great that
President-Elect Obama said he would prefer to get one from an Ani-
mal Shelter. However, he added since one of his daughters has aller-
gies, it limits the breeds they can choose from, and most of the dogs
at the shelters are "mutts like me." Comparing himself to a animal
shelter dog is something most presidents would not do, but I thought
it was great. I happen to think that those mutts from the shelter are
usually the most intelligent, loving and loyal dogs you will ever find.
HORSE BREEDERS: In response to the comment about horse
slaughter houses, these animals were over populated by humans,
greedy ones who are just in it for the money not for the love of the
animal. There is still a slaughter open just not in our state and horses
are transported there every day. Most of the adoption agencies will
take as many of these animals that they have room for and then make
phone calls to another to place them if they do not have room. Adopt-
ers must sign and agree to the rules of adoption which stipulate these
horses cannot be bred or given away or sold. If they do such a thing
they will be prosecuted for stealing real property. The state of Florida
needs to put a cap on horse breeders and only allow so many per
year instead of the thousands per year, just like they do dog breeders.
Editor's note: According to our online research, horses are no lon-
ger slaughtered in this country for human consumption. However,
horses are slaughtered for pet food in this country and some are
purchased here and transported to Mexico which does still slaughter
horses for human consumption. The biggest consumers of horse-
meat are France, Italy, Belgium, and Japan.
CONGRESS: Congress and Wall Street were gambling with our
money by "hedging" their bets. It's no different than a sports book-
maker. The only difference is that you know how much you're betting
with a bookmaker, as opposed to Congress and Wall Street who are
risking our pensions and 401K retirement funds. And these people
have the ethics to outlaw sports betting? Eliminating Congress would
probably save us $1 billion a year. Together with prosecuting the Wall
Street crowd, maybe we can recoup our losses.
MARRIAGE: I think it's odd that sex-change recipients can legally
get married, but natural born same sex couples cannot. In my opin-
ion I don't think we will ever see the end of these until the federal
government makes a decision to allow it. People won't just give up.
SILVER LINING: It's time for us to stop and try to look at the silver
lining. Yes, the economy is in bad shape and, for the average fam-
ily, making ends meet gets harder all the time. It's time for families
to pull together. So many of us have been so successful for so long
that we've lost track of what is important. Driving a new car, having
the latest technological toy, making sure our designer clothes are on
display all these things never should have had the importance they
did and, unfortunately, probably still do. What's important is family
and spending time with them. Instead of spending a load of money
on fancy dinners out, have your family over for a covered dish night.
Instead of spending loads of money on disposable goods like cars,
clothes, video games, invest in quality time with the ones you love.
Maybe these hard times we're experiencing will result in teaching all
of us a timely lesson.
CONGRESS: Considering the past two representatives in that
district (Foley then Mahoney) let's just hope Rooney knows he'll be
under the microscope BIG TIME and hopefully he won't embarrass
Florida again.
ELECTION: Okeechobee has 18,859 registered voters which
is terrible because there are over 40,000 residents of Okeechobee
County. Certainly more then 18,859 are eligible to vote. There were
only 12,823 votes cast in the 2008 Election in Okeechobee County.
That is even worse ... why didn't 6,036 of you vote? You may not have
liked either of the top two candidates, but you might have written in
another choice and exercised your right to choose. You could have
voted for the local elections and left the presidential choice blank.
CONGRESS: Sen. Joe Lieberman's affiliation with Democrats was
in question after a meeting Thursday with Majority Leader Harry Reid,
steamed over the Connecticut independents' high-profile support of
John McCain for president. Reid, in a sternly worded statement after
the 45-minute meeting, said no official decisions have been made.
But an aide to the Nevada Democrat said Reid was leaning toward
removing Lieberman as chairman of the Senate Homeland Security
and Governmental Affairs Committee. The aide spoke on condition
of anonymity because the discussions were confidential. Bouncing
Lieberman from his committee post would require the approval of
the Democratic caucus, which is expected to meet this month. Dem-
ocrats in the past had tolerated Lieberman's political straddling be-
cause he held their slim 51-49 majority in his hands. Now, Democrats
have strengthened their hold in the Senate to at least 55 seats as a
result of the election.


Letters to the Editor


Blood Roundup
The Okeechobee Blood
Roundup, five months in the plan-
ning, will be held Friday and Sat-
urday, Nov. 14 and 15 at First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second St. The goal is 450 units of
blood in just two days. There will
be seven buses each day with all
registration and screening done
inside the church. More than
$6,000 in prizes will be awarded
to donors. Each donor will also
receive a 'goodie bag' containing
a 2008 t-shirt, discount certificates
and advertising trinkets donated
by local merchants and a half-off
ticket for four to Universal Studios.
When you come, be sure to sign
in for your organization, club, RV
park, church, etc. The organiza-
tion which brings in the greatest
number of donors will receive a
prize of $500, with other awards
of $300, $200 and $100.
In addition to those already
published, businesses and per-
sons who have provided gifts for
donors include; CJ's Wholesale,
food contribution, Gerald Lefe-
bvre, attorney, Lincare Health,
goodies, LosCocos Restaurant,
gift certificates, Marie Kirchhoff,
quilt, Marilyn Rinear, Mary Kay
products, Maximum Tanning,
cosmetic bags, McDonald's, food
contribution, Mia Bella, candle,
Mid Florida Hardware, discount
coupons, gifts, Mike's Okeecho-
bee Guns, gift certificate, Mor-
gan's Furniture, gift basket, Moth-
er Nature n Us, bracelet, Nancy
Fiorenza Spa, Ft. Pierce, six gift
certificates, National City Bank,
monetary support, chair-in-a-bag,
attache, Okeechobee Pipe & Fit-
ting, gifts of pliers, Okeechobee
Golf & Country Club, 4 day-of-golf
certificates, Okee Tantie Title Co.,
12 attache bags, Okeechobee Vet,
dog-care gift bag, The Oil Can,
oil change, Okeechobee Mo-
tor Co., oil change, Okeechobee
The Magazine, 400 magazines,
OrderMagnets, magnetic jew-
elry, Perfect Cuts, gift certificates,
Philip DeBerard, goodies, Pickle
Lady, jar of pickles, Popeye's,
12 meal coupons, food tickets,
Publix Market, food contribu-
tion, Pueblo Viejo Restaurant,
gift certificate, Riverside Bank,
gift basket, Radio Shack, gift cer-
tificate, Raulerson Hospital, food
contribution, Reality Food, food
gift, Roger & Marsha Alexander,
birdhouse, SFWMD, support for
tee shirts, goodies, SST Custom
Fabricators, monetary contribu-
tion, Seacoast Bank, monetary
contribution, gift basket, goodies,
Seminole crafts, skirt, bracelet,


Okeechobee Sears, chest freezer,
The Shoe Box, purse, Stafford's
Hair, gift certificate, State Farm
Insurance, monetary contribu-
tion, St. Lucie Tire & Battery, gift
certificate, Suaves Nails, gift cer-
tificate, Subway on Park St., food
contribution, Suncoast Medical
Equipment, monetary contribu-
tion, Sunshine Western Hats, tote
bag, Suntrust Bank, goodies, Su-
zie's Hallmark, candle, TedSaid
Inc., dog-care gifts, Tenniswood
Dental Associates, monetary
contribution, Tires Plus, many oil
changes, gift cards, Total Fitness,
one month tanning, Tractor Sup-
ply, two decorative gifts, Trading
Post Flea Market, weekend table
space, Treasure Coast Crystals,
two crystals, Treasure Coast Der-
matology, monetary contribution,
Tropics Tanning Salon, 10 tanning
sessions; one month member-
ship, U-Save Market, food contri-
bution, Valerie Hall, towel dress,
W & W Lumber, monetary con-
tribution, discount cards, Wal-
pole, Inc., monetary contribution,
Walgreen's, Pur Water pitcher,
Wal Mart, gift card, Waste Man-
agement, monetary contribution,
goodies, Williams Pawn & Gun,
gift certificate, Winn Dixie, 2 gift
cards, WOKC, promotional op-
portunities, The UPS Store, print-
ing contribution, Zadic's Fashion
Jewelry, bracelet.
Okeechobee Blood
RoundUp

Election coverage
questioned
Did I miss something in the
Okeechobee News this week?
We had a national election of
historic proportions in which an
African American president or
a female vice president would
be elected. I have searched all
through this week's Okeechobee
News looking for some acknowl-
edgement of the significance of
Barack Obama's becoming our
president-elect. However the
News placed much more impor-
tance on Okeechobee County
bucking the state trend and mak-
ing its own history on Nov. 4th,
as if the national election was all
about Okeechobee County.
If this was purposeful report-
ing, then what an outrage for the
only newspaper in a county with
a widely diverse population. How
dismissive of whole segments of
your readers -- all people of color
regardless of national origin, stu-
dents who resource the newspa-
per for uncensored history, voters
who supported Obama, Repub-
licans, Democrats, and Indepen-


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dents. Perhaps the Okeechobee
News' coverage of the inaugural
ceremony will be more inclusive
and give Barack Obama's elec-
tion the recognition it deserves.
Mary K Nicholson
Editor's note: When the
Okeechobee News changed from
a daily newspaper to a thrice-
weekly newspaper in September,
we changed our format to "all
local." At that time, we dropped
our Associated Press member-
ship (which provided national
and international stories when
the paper was a daily) both as
a cost savings and also because
of our decision to focus entirely
on the Okeechobee community.
Because of this, our election cov-
erage was limited to the local re-
sults. Also, the national election
results were not available before
the deadline for our Wednesday
paper and by Friday, the entire
nation already knew the results
through television, internet and
daily newspaper coverage. As a
community newspaper, we will
continue to focus on Okeechobee.
Future coverage of the presidency
will center around how decisions
made by the new administration
affect the Okeechobee commu-
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Thanks to supporters
Mere words can't come close
to the heartfelt gratitude I have in
being elected to the Okeechobee
City Council. There are so many
volunteers who made this pos-
sible for me and I thank each and
everyone of you for every word
spoken, every door knocked on
and every sign hung up on my
behalf. To my daughter Candy
who served as my Treasurer, you
are wonderful! To Bridgette at the
Studio of Graphic Design who de-
signed my brochures and Melissa
at Custom Graphic Signs who de-
signed and printed my signs and
shirts, you ladies are truly artist
and I appreciate you. I will strive
to seek encouragement and sup-
port from my fellow councilmen
in the completion of unfinished
projects and the many goals I
have shared with you through-
out this campaign. I will fulfill my
promise of an open door policy
whether it's at my business or City
Hall, you are welcome anytime.
To the Citizens of Okeechobee,
your faith in me is the reason I will
have the opportunity to serve you
once again, together we will keep
Okeechobee the greatest place in
the state to live.
Thank You Okeechobee!
Michael G. O'Connor


Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 12
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) A.A. Grapevine Group open
discussion 6:30 p.m.; NA. 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.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served at
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.
Ministerial Association meets the second Wednesday of every
month at noon at the Clock restaurant. All area ministers are invited
to attend.

Thursday, Nov. 13
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North
Parrott Ave. Bring your sewing project and join in on the fun.
All types of sewing is welcome, such as quilting, applique,
embroidery, crocheting, knitting, serging. Bring your sewing
machines if you like to sew. For more information call Belinda
Boyle at 863-357-0166 or Corry Geissinger at 863-467-2231.
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 8 p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeecho-
bee is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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.
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.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call Mim
Kapteina at 863-763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located
at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at 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
Second 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 are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
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.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thursday
of each month in the community club house on the corner of Fifth and
Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel music and the word
at 7 p.m. For information call 863-612-0640.
Narcotic Anonymous NA-meets at Believers Fellowship, 300 S.W
Sixth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday
each month with bass tournaments held the following weekend. For
information call Dave Stout at 863-467-2255.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the AreaAgency 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.
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.
Depending on Christ Depression Support Group meets at 6
p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month out on Martin
County Grade. For information and directions please contact Laura
Lee at 772-597-0463.





Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 12, 2008 5


Local Realtor appointed



to state licensing board


Local bank supports



youth organization


Gov. Charlie Crist has appoint-
ed local Realtor and Builder El-
bert Batton to the State of Florida
Construction Industry Licensing
Board. The purpose of this Board
is to regulate construction con-
tractors and their businesses. Mr.


Batton, of Exit Realty Neighbors,
will be one of eighteen board
members who will review the
licensing qualifications for the
building industry. They will also
review complaints and adminis-
ter discipline for infractions which


Breakfast meeting
Local realtors gathered on Oct. 23, for another breakfast
meeting after the home showcase for the month of Octo-
ber. The local showcase introduces realtors to homes for
sale In the area familiarizing them with available homes In
the local market. At the table are: Vicki Anderson, Goolsby
Realty Co., Eric Anderson, Goolsby Realty Co., Lori Mix-
on, Tucker Group, Marnie Lauter, Wells Fargo. In the back
row are: Elizabeth Wanless, Pristine Properties, Sharon
Johnson, Tucker Group, Pat Goolsby Realty Co., Donna
Huth, Wells Fargo.


Main Street Clipboard


By Maureen Burroughs
President Okeechobee
Main Street
A great big WELCOME to
our newest business members:
Platinum Performance Builders -
Grace Mitchum; Platinum Perfor-
mance Realtors Amber Patter-
son; Elite Title Franny Watford;
and, Lake View Builders Elbert
Batton; and to our Friends of Main
Street, Mark and Billie Jean Reyn-
olds, Jane Irwin.
To better serve our community
Okeechobee Main Street and the
Tourist Development Council is
establishing 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 medias. 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
email: communitycalendar@
mainstreetokeechobee.com.
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, call 863-357-6246.
The Third Annual 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.
Their goal is 450 pints so please
help out to achieve the goal this
weekend!
First Coast Invitational
sponsored by World Wide
Horse Shows will be held at the
Agri-Civic Center Nov. 20-23 and
Nov, 28-30. Show jumping com-
petition each day starts at 9 a.m.
Featured events are on Saturday,
Nov. 20 and Sunday, Nov. 30, with
opening ceremonies starting at
noon. This event is free. Come
experience the thrill of top level
show jumping competition. Ad-
vertising, vendor, and sponsor op-
portunities are still available. For
more information contact Linda
Kratochwill at 678-592-3224. See
what it's about at www.worldwi-
dehorsehsows.net.
The next Main Street Mixer
will be held at Syble's Flowers
and Gifts, 119 So. Parrott Ave, on
Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 5-7 p.m.
It will also feature three of our
Main Street members: A book
signing with Jan Day, author of
children's books, a gallery with
Jane Irwin, local photographer
specializing in Okeechobee wild-
life and landscapes, and a gallery
with Raphael Pacheco, a local
photographer specializing in pet
portraits and rodeo artwork. This
is an opportunity to get into the
Holiday Spirit.


FTA's Loxahatchee Chapter
is sponsoring their 18th 'Hike
Around the Lake' held during
the week of Thanksgiving. This
hike can be 4.5 miles in a day, a
multi day hike or the whole lake.
More information is available at:
www.cummingssh@juno.com
or contact Margaret Brabham at
561-588-3077.
There is grant money available
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 Program on line
at www.tcjobs.org/FBRgrant.htm.
Call 772-335-3030 ext. 827 for
more information.


include suspending or revoking a
license and or impose administra-
tive fees. This term lasts for four
years. In addition to recently join-
ing Exit Realty Neighbors as a Re-
altor, Mr. Batton is also the found-
er of Lake View Builders, Inc.,
of Okeechobee. This company
was founded in 1994. Mr. Batton,
who is also the owner, is a state
certified contractor with over 44
years experience in the construc-
tion industry. He grew up in the
business, his family being in con-
struction since the early 1900s. He
literally learned the business from
the ground up, from cleaning job
sites since he was eight years old
in the evenings and on weekends,
to laborer, to carpenter's helper at
18. This has truly been a hands on
experience, working on the job
during the day while attending
classes in his spare time to gain
the educational background nec-
essary for this business. Mr. Bat-
ton believes so strongly in educa-
tion that he still takes classes to
keep up with the most modern
technology and building codes.
He also encourages his staff to
continue their education.


First Bank and Trust of Indian-
town stepped up and took aim at
supporting mentoring programs
at the Big Brothers Big Sisters first
annual Big Shot, Skeet Shoot on
Nov. 1 held at the Quail Creek
Plantation in Okeechobee. The
bank's team of four lead by JD St.
Clergy, included Brian Powers,
Chip Webster, and John Long
took home the first place trophy.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of St.
Lucie County provides mentor-
ing programs in St. Lucie, Indian
River and Okeechobee counties.
With a total field of 91 shoot-
ers, the first annual event raised
$4,000 for the organization. In
addition to participating as a
team, First Bank and Trust of In-


Submitted photo/Wendy Dwyer
Big shots-Brian Powers, Chip Allen, John Long and JD
St. Clergy take home the top trophy at the first annual Big
Brothers Big Sisters Big Shot, Skeet Shoot, Nov. 1, at Quail
Creek Plantation in Okeechobee. The event raised $4,000
for Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs.


diantown was also a Signature Sponsor.


OFC students participated in election week


Students at Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus participated in Elec-
tion Literacy Week beginning Oct.
27 and ending on Election Day,
Nov. 4. During this week, students
received a non-bias education on
the U.S. election process. Students
watched a video called "The Al-
most Painless Guide to the Election
Process" and completed activi-
ties that go along with the video.
These activities included discus-
sion questions such as "How can


people under the age of 18 take
part in American political life?," "Is
a closed primary fair to voters who
aren't members of a political par-
ty?" and "How have the 15th, 19th,
and 26th Amendment affected the
number of voters?"
Other activities were designing
a campaign poster for made-up
candidates, vocabulary activities
using election terms, and draw-
ing political cartoons. On Nov. 4,
students partook in a mock elec-


tion. Students were given a Think-
ing Map (a graphic organizer) of a
non-bias representation of the two
major candidates. They were given
the opportunity to vote for a can-
didate based on issues. Just like a
real vote, a discussion of who is
voting for whom or why a person
should vote a certain way will not
take place. Students were given the
opportunity to vote for themselves
based on their own judgments and
not the judgments of others.


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FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION COMPANY
PROPOSES A PIPELINE EXPANSION TO
SUPPLY Y FLORIDA 'S CLEAN ENERGY NEEDS

The Filing October 31st

On October 31, 2008, Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC (FGT)
filed an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with
the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct an expansion
of its existing interstate pipeline system. The project has been designated the
Phase VIII Expansion Project and has been assigned Docket No. CP09-17-000
at the FERC.

Florida Gas Transmission -your dean energy partner

FGT is Florida's leader in providing clean energy solutions, safely and
reliably. FGT is an interstate natural gas pipeline with offices in Maitland,
Florida and Houston, Texas and employees at field offices along our pipeline
system. FGT operates a 4,900-mile pipeline system that runs from South
Texas to Homestead, Florida. FGT has been supplying the majority of
Florida's natural gas needs for almost 50 years through an extensive network
of underground pipelines.

Phase VIII Expansion Project it scope and purpose

The Phase VIII Expansion Project refers to Florida Gas Transmission's
proposal to construct eleven pipeline loops, three new pipeline segments, add
compression at eight existing compressor stations, construct one new compressor
station, three new meter stations, two meter station upgrades, and associated
auxiliary facilities. FGT proposes to construct 357.3 miles of 24-inch, 36-inch
and 42-inch diameter mainline loops, approximately 89.8 miles of 30-inch new
mainline and approximately 36.1 miles of 20-inch and 24-inch diameter new
lateral pipelines. The project also includes the acquisition from Florida Power
& Light of approximately 22.7 miles of an existing 20-inch lateral connecting
FGT's mainline. Compression horsepower additions totaling 213,600 will be
constructed as part of the project. FGT is requesting authorization from the
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to operate certain
segments of its existing pipeline system in addition to portions of the proposed
pipeline expansion at greater pressures than currently authorized. This
authorization would eliminate the need to construct an additional 80.5 miles
of 36-inch mainline loops. The proposed in service date for the project is
April 1, 2011, with the exception of one new lateral segment in which it has
been requested to be completed by July 1, 2010.
The purpose of the Phase VIII Expansion Project is to deliver needed
natural gas volumes to six electric generation utilities within the state of Florida.

Planned Construction in your area

Please refer to the map for a list of facilities to be constructed in your area.
A copy the FERC application is available for viewing at the following locations:


* DeSoto County Library
125 N. Hillsborough Avenue
Arcadia, FL 34266


* Lake Placid Public Library
205 W. Interlake Blvd.
Lake Placid, FL 33852


* Okeechobee County Public Library Indiantown Branch Library
206 SW 16th Street 15210 SW Adams Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974 Indiantown, FL 34956-3432


* South Dade Regional Library
10750 SW 211th Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189-2809

How Landowners are affected:

A pipeline normally requires a permanent 50-foot wide right-of-way.
During construction, FGT will need an additional 50-75 feet of workspace next to
the permanent right-of-way. FGT may also need temporary workspace in certain
areas, such as road, railroad, or stream crossings, to accommodate particular con-
struction activities. Property owners are entitled by law to receive compensation
for having a pipeline on their property. FGT will negotiate with the property
owners to receive approvals with a signed easement for needed property rights.
To the extent that FGT is unable to negotiate easement rights with
landowners whose property the pipeline construction impacts, such easement
rights may be determined in accordance with the eminent domain laws of the
state in which your property is located.

How to obtain additional information:

Additional information including the application and a publication
entitled An Interstate Natural Gas Facility on My Land? What Do I need to
know? is available through the FERC website, www.fercgovusing the"For
Citizens"link. For assistance, please contact the FERC Online Support at
ferconlinesupporteferc.gov or call toll-free at (866) 208-3676. The FERC
Office of External Affairs can be contacted at (866) 208-3372.


Facilities to be constructed
in your areas are as follows:
Greenfield 3 89 8 miles
in Desoto, Highlands,
Okeechobee, and Martin
Counties, FL.
Compressor Station 29 -
New compressor station in
Highlands County, FL
Acquisition 1 -Acquire 22.7
miles of existing pipeline in
Martin County, FL.
Loop 6 6 miles in
Miami-Dade County, FL


A separate notice concerning the application is being mailed to affected
landowners and government agencies involved in the project.

If you would like to learn more about the project please contact
Tom Bray, Right of Way Manager, toll-free at (877) 663-9161 or log on
to: www.panhandleenergy.com/FGT/Phase VIW/



Florida Gas Transmission Company
A Southern Union/EI Paso Affiliate





6 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Obituaries


Obituaries should be submit-
ted to the Okeechobee News by
e-mailing obits@newszap.com.
Customers may also request
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Fred Lee Proctor Sr.
GREENSBORO, NC Fred Lee
Proctor Sr., died peacefully on Fri-
day, Nov. 7, 2008, in Moses Cone
Hospital.
His death
marked the pass-
ing of one of the
early leaders of
the textile indus-
try.
Fred Proctor
was born in Tam-
pa, to Charles Wesley Proctor and
Etna Hagin Proctor, and grew up in
Okeechobee. After finishing high
school, he worked in Okeechobee
before moving to North Carolina in
1934. He returned to Florida briefly
in 1937 to marry his childhood
sweetheart, Myrtle Raulerson Proc-
tor, and brought her to North Caroli-
na.
Mr. Proctor foresaw the migration
of the production of textile raw ma-
terials and soft goods manufacturing
from the Northeast to the South, the
importance of new products based
upon synthetic materials and the re-
placement of low-wage jobs in poor
conditions to high productivity men
and women managing machines
which increased output, improved
quality and reduced prices.
Beginning his textile career in
McCrary Hosiery Mill in Asheboro as
an hourly worker, Mr. Proctor steadi-
ly advanced there, and later in Bur-
lington Industries during World War
II. In 1943, he bought eight warp
knitting machines and co-founded
Guilford Mills in the rear of James
Hornaday's feed store on South Elm
Street in Greensboro. In 1946, he
sold his interest in that business and
went to work for Madison Throwing
Co. Shortly thereafter, he and other
investors founded Hatteras Yacht
Co. In 1962, Mr. Proctor and Joe
Hamilton founded what later be-
came Texfi Industries. While at Tex-
fi, Mr. Proctor recognized the
potential for covered elastic yarns in
ladies hosiery and sports garments
and funded Spanco Industries, Inc.
which became one of the two larg-
est producers in the world.
In all, Mr. Proctor founded three
companies which were listed on the
New York Stock Exchange, and, in
addition, was involved in home con-
struction, venture capital and hedge
funds. By one count, he created over
7500 jobs, which supported nearly
30,000 people.
Throughout his life Fred Proctor al-
ways proclaimed that, when one
plows a field and harvests crops, he
has an obligation to fertilize the
ground. As a result, his charitable
causes were numerous. He and Mrs.
Proctor donated the proctor School
of Business at Greensboro College,
where he received an Honorary Doc-
torate in Humanities; he established
the Proctor Scholarship at Duke Di-
vinity School and, most recently, a
graduate Scholarship at Duke Uni-
versity. He and Mrs. Proctor were
also benefactors of the Guilford Day
School, the Greensboro Day School
and the Greensboro Foundation.
They were faithful members and
strong supporters of the West Mar-
ket Street United Methodist Church
for over 60 years.
Mr. Proctor was preceded in death
by his wife, Myrtle.
He is survived by his children,
Charles Wesley and wife Judy, of As-
pen, Colo., Fred Jr. and wife Cindy,
of Greensboro, N.C., and Julie Proc-
tor Lemley and husband Curt, of
Mooresville, N.C.; his half brother,
Connie Simmons and wife Barbara,
of Inverness, Fla.; six grandsons and
one granddaughter, Wes Proctor Jr.
and wife Natalie, of Denver, Colo.,
John Proctor and wife Corinna, of
Raleigh, N.C., Fred Lee Proctor 11I, of
Greensboro, N.C., Charles Proctor,
of Wilmington, N.C., Betts Powell, of
Atlanta, Ga., Julian Powell, of
Mooresville, N.C., and Annie Proctor,
of Greensboro, N.C.; and two great-
granddaughters, Toni and Isabelle,
of Denver, Colo.
The family wishes to thank Dee
Bryant, and all of the loving caregiv-
ers, for their dedication and loyalty.
A memorial service was 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at W Market
Street United Methodist Church.
The family will visit with friends in
his home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday,
940 Country Club Dr.
Memorials may be made to W
Market Street United Methodist
Church, 302 W Market St., Greens-
boro, NC 27401; or to Greensboro
College, 1000 W Market St., Greens-
boro, NC 27401.
Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Funeral
Home is assisting the family.



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Derwin E. Hamric, 85
HUNTSVILLE, AL Derwin E.
Hamric, passed away Friday, Nov. 7,
2008, in Holmes Regional Medical
Center. He was 85.
He is survived by his wife, Marga-
ret Rucks Hamric; sons, Roger
(Lynne) Hamric, and Bill (Elena)
Hamric; and step-daughters, Larnell
(Mike) Merchant, Jeanne (Darrell)
Enfinger, Carla (Rich) Boggs, and
Nancy Beth Rucks.
Visitation was 1 p.m. Monday,
Nov. 10 at Valhalla Funeral Home in
Huntsville, Ala. Funeral service fol-
lowed at 3 p.m. Burial was in Hunts-
ville.
There will be a memorial service in
Okeechobee at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family has re-
quested contributions be made to
the First United Methodist Church of
Okeechobee, in Mr. Hamric's
memory.

Eugenia Boley Gray, 74
OKEECHOBEE Eugenia Boley
Gray, of Okeechobee, died Monday,
Nov. 10, 2008, in the Okeechobee
Health Care Facility. She was 74.
Born Feb. 7, 1934, in Pensacola,
she had been a resident of Okeecho-
bee for the past 20 years and was a
member of the Monoco Travelers.
She enjoyed motor home traveling.
She is survived by her loving hus-
band of 57 years, Charles Gray.
A memorial service will be held 2
p.m., Friday in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
butions may be made to the charity
of your choice.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th St., Okeechobee.










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Community Events

Friends of the Library 'Controlling Garden


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.

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.

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.

SA.L. Sponsor
steak dinner
The Sons of the American Le-
gion will sponsor their monthly
rib eye steak dinner on Sunday,
Nov. 16 from 3 until 6 p.m. at the
American Legion Post 64. Dinner
includes: steak, baked potato,
salad, roll, iced tea or coffee and
dessert for $12 donation. Steak
cooked to order by Dan Hood.
Live entertainment provided for
your enjoyment. The public is
welcome.


Pests' workshop
planned
Are Bugs bugging you? There
are over ten thousand insects in
Florida but only about ten that are
harmful to plants. Small in num-
ber, but they can cause lots of
destruction. Come to our garden
pest workshop on Monday, Nov.
17, from 1 until 2:30 p.m. or from
5:30 until 7 p.m. at the Okeecho-
bee County Extension Service,
458 Highway 98 North and learn
easy and sensible ways to control
the terrible ten without poisoning
the planet.
We'll show you how to prevent
pests and also good ways to deter
them when they do show up. The
workshop will be presented by
Angela Sachson, Florida Yards &
Neighborhoods. Space is limited
and pre-registered is required.
Call 863-763-6469 to sign up.

Guest reader
day at CES
Central Elementary School
is synonymous with "Achieving
Excellence through Literacy."
On Nov. 17, local members of
Okeechobee are invited to read a
book to a child. Would you like to
read a book to a child? For further
information, contact Mrs. Sherion
Jennings or Mrs. Peggy Friend at
863-462-5077. Please state the
grade level or name of classroom
teacher and time. Spanish speak-
ing persons are invited to partici-
pate also during this important
literacy event.

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


Clerk of Circuit Court Habitat for Humanity


office to be closed
The Office of the Clerk of Cir-
cuit Court will be closed from
noon until 1 p.m. on Friday,
Nov. 21, for our annual Holiday
Lunch.


We


butY'


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.


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Winter book
discussion list posted
Friends of the Library Book
Club List for Spring.
The Friends of the Okeecho-
bee Library Book Club will meet
at the Okeechobee Library in
the board room this winter and
spring at 6 p.m. to discuss the fol-
lowing books: The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thursday,
Nov. 20, Playing for Pizza by John
Grisham, Thursday, Dec. 18; The
Doctor Prescribes Dancing at Day-
break by Connie Titus, Jan. 22;
Robinson Carusoe by Daniel De-
foe, Feb. 20; A Thousand Splendid
Suns by Khalaed Hossiani, March
26; Luncheon of the Boating Party
by Susan Vreeland, April 23. For
more information please call Jan
Fehrman at 863-357-9980.

Farm City Week
Luncheon to be held
The Kiwanis Club of Okeecho-
bee and he Okeechobee Area
Agri-Council will be co-hosting the
15th Annual Kiwanis/Ag Council
Farm City Week Luncheon at the
Okeechobee KOA. The luncheon
is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.
on Thursday, Nov. 20. Tickets can
be purchased in advance at Farm
Credit 863-763-6466, Berger In-
surance Services 863-763-6411, or
Farm Bureau 863-763-3101. They
can also be purchased at the door
on the day of the luncheon.


The 17th annual walk
around Lake
Okeechobee
On Nov. 22. hikers will gather
at the Pahokee Marina to kick off
the 17th Annual Big 0 Hike. For
nine days the participants walk
from 9.3 to 14.7 miles, starting
at sunrise and ending at their
leisure, usually before noon. Al-
though flat and open, the trail of-
fers outstanding scenic views, es-
pecially at sunrise and sunset. The
hike passes through five counties
around Lake Okeechobee where
hikers experience the quiet side
of South Florida.
As one of the Florida Trail
Gateway Communities, Pahokee
is an ideal kickoff point for the
Big 0 Hike. Join us on Nov. 22 at
the Pahokee Marina at 8 a.m., or
at any point along the hike for an
interesting and educational walk.
Learn more, including details of
stops along the way at Lox.flori-
datrail.org/bigo.

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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
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Churches plan special holiday programs


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee area churches
are planning a variety of programs
and special events.
Trust Quartet will be in concert
Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. at Okeecho-
bee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace.
St. Theresa of the Child
Jesus Catholic Church, on
State Road 78 at Chobee Loop in


Buckhead Ridge, will offer Mass
in French starting Nov. 16. For the
winter season, the Sunday Mass
schedule will be English services
at 10 a.m.; French at 11:15 a.m.
and Spanish at 12:30 p.m.
Oakview Baptist Church,
677 S.W 32nd St., will be present-
ing a Christmas Cantata "Festival
of Carols" on Sunday, Dec. 14 at
6 p.m. Oakview's senior adults
will travel to the Broadway Palm


Submitted to the Okeechobee News/First Baptist Church
Busy fingers
The ladies of the quilt ministry of First Baptist Church made
48 quilts and presented them to the Hibiscus Children's
Center. Rossanna Gonzelez, left, of the center accepts the
quilts from Beverly Shurley, right, of First Baptist Church.
The center provides services for children and families in
Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties.
The quilt ministry plans to continue to provide quilts to the
center so that each child is given a quilt of their own when
they are brought to the shelter.

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Dinner Theater in Fort Myers
on Friday, Dec. 12 to see Irving
Berlin's "White Christmas." The
church was able to send 200 gift
filled shoe boxes to the "Opera-
tion Christmas Child" project this
year for needy children around
the world. Oakview is hosting
the Christian Team Trails Fishing
Tournament on the first Saturday
of each month at Okee-Tantie.
The cost is $75 per boat. For more
information call 863 763-1699.
Abundant Blessings As-
sembly of God, 4550 U. S.
441 N., has a girls' club called
"Friends." They desire to help
young mothers and are working
with the local pregnancy center.
The church is accepting dona-
tions 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 informa-
tion, call 863 763 3736.
Peace Lutheran Church,
750 N.W 23rd Lane, will be hold
a rummage store and country
store Nov. 15 in the fellowship
hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pro-
ceeds will benefit the Okeecho-
bee Community Food Bank and
other community projects. Do-
nated items can be dropped off
the week of Nov. 9. Word of Life


K


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 Magic game, broom
hockey, ice skating, 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


Worship
Share your news and photos
for this column by email to
pgawda@newszap.com


their quilts. If you are interested in
showing your quilts at this event
please contact Joan Caves at 863-
763-2903 by Nov. 21. Admission is
$5. Proceeds go to Okeechobee


Christian Academy.
The Okeechobee News welcomes
news from area churches for this
column. Email okeenews@newszap.
corn or call Pete Gawda at 863 763-
3134, extension 4225.


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National Hospice/Palliative Care Month
At the Okeechobee City Council meeting on Nov. 4 Acting
Mayor Dowling Watford proclaimed the month of Novem-
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presented the proclamation to Debra Hurd, left, and Patsy
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Extension Service: How does your garden grow?


Globe artichokes and
Jerusalem artichokes
I am interested in trying to
grow artichokes and was won-
dering when is the best time to
grow them and how? Teresa
There are actually two gar-
den plants called artichokes. The
kind that is more familiar is more
properly called a globe artichoke,
named for its rounded fleshy
flower bud. (It is often steamed
and eaten with lots of butter or
chopped and marinated with oil
and vinegar dressing.) Globe Ar-


Submitted photo/SEM
Seminole
Spotlight
Ms. Jenna Shook is a kin-
dergarten teacher at Sem-
inole Elementary School.
Ms. Shook has been
teaching at Seminole for
the past three years since
having been recruited from
Michigan. She is an en-
ergetic teacher who uses
motivating techniques to
get her students to per-
form to the best of their
ability. Ms. Shook is also
involved in the commu-
nity as a Track and Field
Coach at Okeechobee
High School. Thank you,
Ms. Shook, for your dedi-
cation to our students.


UNIVERSITY OF

FLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION
tichoke plants are a type of over-
sized thistle plants, and the plants
are grown for several years. Arti-
chokes do best in a frost-free area
with cool, foggy summers. They
do not over winter in areas with
deep ground freezes and are not
well adapted to Florida's climate
because hot weather opens buds
quickly, destroying tenderness
of edible parts. They are better
adapted to drier Mediterranean
climates, which is why they come
from California.
The other kind of artichoke is
called the Jerusalem Artichoke,
even though it is actually a na-
tive of the Americas. Also known
as a Sunchoke, this member of
the sunflower family produces
knobby underground tubers that
are the part consumed. Dr. Jim
Stephens says these do better in
more northern climates, so there
may be a need for cold dormancy
for best results here.
Shriveling seedlings
I had asked in a previous col-
umn about wanting to start a
small vegetable garden for the
first time. The garden has been
going great until this past week.
My broccoli plants grew to about
three inches tall and are starting
to shrivel up and turn a yellowish
color, and my turnips have just
started shrinking, what could be
causin8 this and what can I do
about it? -Anonymous
Broccoli and turnip seedlings
that are turning yellow and shriv-
eling up are under some kind of
distress. It may look like they need
water, but if you have been giv-
ing them adequate irrigation, and
coupled with lots of rain, it may
be that the soil has been too wet,
leading to a number of soil-born


fungal diseases. These seedling
diseases are called damping off,
and are difficult to control with
fungicides after they begin to take
out small vegetable plants.
Another possibility may be in-
adequate fertilization. The seed-
lings may not be big enough to
reach that granular fertilizer you
added to the garden at planting,
and this is why we suggest the
use of dilute soluble fertilizer
solutions to give plants a quick
start.
There could be other factors
- so bring us a picture or dig up
a sample plant and stop it by our
office so we can get a better view
of what's going on.
Kitty on the loose
There is a neighborhood cat
that has been coming into my
garden and doing his/her busi-
ness in it, will this affect my
plants and how can I keep the
cat out? -Anonymous
I had to do some checking to
be sure of the facts, and found
some answers in a University of
Minnesota bulletin. There is a
chance of a human health con-
cern from cat manure: Toxoplas-
mosis is an intestinal parasitic
disease of cats and other animals.
It affects the intestines and the
infectious cysts are shed in the fe-
ces. It is associated with abortion
and malformation of the unborn
child in pregnant women.
An argument could be made
that there are nutrients in the ma-
nure that could be of some value
to the vegetable plants, but it
sounds like the kitty is laying this
fresh manure, not as composted,
so the health concern is there.
There are other minor concerns
if the digging behavior may rip
up some roots in the process of
burying its business, but these
would probably not be of much
concern if you have a good sized
garden.
On the plus side, the fact that
a cat is there may discourage rab-
bits on other vegetable chomp-
ing critters. The final argument


is that the county has an animal
containment ordinance, which
basically says that pets may not
wander into another's property.
Cell Gary Barber at Animal Con-
trol 863-357-3225 if you need
their assistance.
In the shade of the
old Camphor Tree
We have a huge Camphor
tree in our front yard. We love
it with all the low branches and
great shade but we would like to
know if it is possible to get any
kind of grass growing around
it. Right now, there are mainly
roots, dirt and sparsely growing
Bahiagrass. -Leia and Michael
Basic rules for growing grass
are to make sure that it is watered
correctly, fertilized adequately
and mowed at the right height.
However, there are a few other
rules that apply to turfgrass-they
need sunshine to grow. Camphor
trees cast their shade all year long,
and reduce the light available for
grass to grow well.
Some kinds of St. Augustine
grass are called "shade tolerant"
but that means they still don't
like it if their light is limited. Ba-
hiagrass needs full sunlight to
grow best. Seasonally, there is
annual ryegrass that can handle
the shade, but it won't last past
late spring.
One alternative would be to
choose another shade tolerant
groundcover other than turfgrass.
ngela Sachson wrote a great ar-
ticle on Shade Gardening back in
February. You can get it on-line at
our website or visit our office for
a copy.
Finally, another alternative
would be to take out the tree. Silly
as it sounds, the Camphor tree is
not the best choice because it has
invasive properties. UF/IFAS does
not recommend its use in the
landscape for this reason.
Send us your garden ques-
tions by fax 863-763-5901, email
(okeenews@newszap.com) or
just drop it off at the Okeecho-


bee News office at (107 S.W
17th St. suite D, Okeechobee, FL
34974). The University of Florida
- Okeechobee County Extension
office will pick out three ques-
tions that would be of greatest
interest to local residents and
publish brief answers in the
Okeechobee News. Be sure to
include your name and phone or
email address in case we need
more information (We can pub-
lish a question as anonymous
if you wish). Clear photographs
(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 office!)
We reserve the right to edit all
questions for space.
More information is avail-
able on the award-winning
Okeechobee web page, http://
okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If you
need additional information on
these topics, 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 Okeecho-
bee, and visit our Okeechobee
County Master Gardeners from
1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday after-
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Everglades Elementary students are busy bees!


Kindergarten: Mrs. Moore's
class is as busy as bees. We are
learning our letter sounds and
words. In math we are learning
about geometric shapes. In sci-
ence we are learning about how
animals get ready for winter. In
social studies and writing we
have learned about voting and
the President. We wrote about
how we would help others if we
were President!
Miss Snyder's class is complet-
ing our unit on transportation in
reading. The boys and girls en-
joyed making their favorite land,
water, or air travel vehicle out
of Playdoh. In our journals they
have written about "How They
Go." In math they measured how
long their vehicles were, they
measured with cubes!
First Grade: The students in
first grade will be learning about
the country England and the Pil-
grims, and their journey to the
New World. In Social Studies we
will also learn many facts about
Native Americans. In math we
are counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s.
The students are also adding
and subtracting in math. If your
child needs practice with addi-
tion and subtraction you may
want to make simple flash-cards
for you and your child to practice
with. We are still writing in the
first grade every day. We do have
weekly graded writing activities.
Writing is a very important skill
in first grade. Please encourage
your child to do their best.
Second Grade: Mrs. Brady
would like to congratulate the
following students for making
their 100 Book Challenge goal for
October (40 steps); Tiffany, Jona-
than, Lita, Hunter, Brittany, Jim-
my, Danielle, and James. These
boys and girls were rewarded
with a PIZZA HUT pizza certifi-
cate. Also, ask your child ques-
tions about owls, they'll tell you
the "who's who."
Ms. Hunt's class has been so
excited about the Presidential
election! We've researched the
candidates and talked about the
good things that both men would
do for our school. Everyone voted


in a secret ballot in class and our
winner turned out to be the na-
tional choice as well. Congratula-
tions to Barack Obamal
Mrs. Kirby's class has been
hard at work writing stories,
learning to regroup in addition,
understanding energy, and un-
derstanding apostrophes in pos-
sessive nouns. We are looking
forward to learning about the
first Thanksgiving. and are work-
ing on a mural.
Mr. Wright's class is getting


ready for the "Food for Fami-
lies Drive." We hope to help out
those families who have a need
at this time of year. We are thank-
ful for a peaceful election and our
American right to vote. We want
to thank our Veterans past, pres-
ent, and future for defending our
rights. Please don't forget our
American troops serving around
the world.
Miss Kosinski's class has been
working hard on their computer
skills. We have been using the stu-
dent laptops to create poetry, writ-
ing activities, homophones, and
multiple meanings activities. The
students are always eager to take
on a new task using the laptops.
If you are interested in checking
out our hard work, please go to
our web-site at: www.okee.kl2.
fl.us/teacher/kosinski_k/index.
html. We have also been busy
learning about regrouping with
2 digit numbers in subtraction.
We are also using our mimio


boards to uncover context clues
in vocabulary, identifying posses-
sive nouns, understanding apos-
trophes, and sorting out long /o/
sounds. The students completed
the projects using their laptops
and Pixie all by themselves. We
are defiantly on our way to be-
coming 21st century learners!
Special Education: Mrs.
White's reading class is working
on their reading skills by using
the SRA Corrective Reading pro-
gram. Each day they read, read,
and read some more. They are
using a special program which
uses repetition on skills until they
learn to mastery. In math they
practice their on grade level math
skills using methods that make it
easier for them to understand the
skills.
Reading Leadership Team:
Next week, November 12th we
will begin our next school wide
read aloud, Are You Smarter
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Doyou realize how handyyour
computer desktop is? Windows
defines your desktop as "The on-
screen work area on which win-
dows, icons, menus, and dialog
boxes appear." I will further define
it as the first screen that comes up
when you turn on your computer.
You can open a program if its icon
is on your desktop. You can also
store and open files you use often
on the desktop. If you need a tem-
porary place to store a file, put it
on the desktop. This means you
can populate your desktop with
any programs or files you don't


want to go digging for. I see a lot
of computer desktops in my trav-
els and people all have their own
way of using it.
But by far the most interest-
ing thing about desktops is how
people wallpaper their desktops.
That's what we are going to talk
about today.
What do I mean by wallpaper?
The terms wallpaper refers to an
image used as a background on a
computer screen.
You can go to images.google.
com and if you search for "wall-
paper," get ready for a deluge
of images you can use. Be sure
to click next a few times so you


can see several screens. When I
searched, I got everything from
Simpsons to sunsets. Click on one
of the small pictures to go to the
page where the graphic resides.
When you have the larger image
on your screen, right click and
drag down to Set as Background
and left click. The image on your
screen will change immediately.
Here are some alternative
ways to decorate your desktop.
To use one of the backgrounds
supplied originally by Windows:
Place your mouse on your
desktop.
Right click, then drag down
to and left click properties.


Click the tab, Desktop.
Experiment with these differ-
ent settings to get a look you like.
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add images to the list of available
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Community theatre jumpstarts holiday season


Theatre review

By Teresa Mataushek
Okeechobee News
Are you looking to jumpstart
your holiday spirit this year? Well,
head on down to the Okeecho-
bee Community Theatre's holiday
production of 'Christmas Belles'
this weekend. The Okeechobee
Community Theatre kicked off
the holiday season along with
their 30th Birthday season with
Christmas Belles on Friday, Nov.
7.
The play takes place in and
around the Tabernacle of the
Lamb Church in Fayro, Texas and
revolves around the antics of the
Futrelle sisters (who were also
featured in the OCT production of
"Dearly Beloved" in 2007.)
Honey Raye Futrelle, played by
Laurie Garner, is known for being
flirtatious. She is trying to improve
her reputation with the town by
attempting to put on a Christmas
play at the church.
Twink Futrelle, played by Lou-
ise Chandler, has been in jail on
arson charges, but is granted a
"work release" program in order
to attend the annual Christmas
play.
Frankie Futrelle Dubberly is
played by Joyce Taylor. Frankie
(whose daughter was married
in "Dearly Beloved") is hugely
pregnant with twin boys. Frankie
is also carrying a secret that will
greatly affect the family.
Frankie's husband Dub Dub-


berly, played by James Garner,
has been working part-time as
Santa to earn extra money to pre-
pare for the upcoming birth of
twins. While playing Santa, Dub
gets a kidney stone and thinks
things can't get any worse.
Miss Geneva Musgrave, played
by Joanie Moffatt, is the owner
of a flower shop in Fayro. Miss
Musgrave has directed the past 27
Christmas plays for Tabernacle of
the Lamb and while her feelings
are hurt for not being selected to
direct this year's play, she is more
than willing to step up and help
Honey Raye when needed.
Gina Jo "G.J." Dubberly,
played by Brynne Emley is wor-
ried about her mother who is
about to give birth to twins. So
she tries her best to put personal
issues on hold in order to help
her mother prepare for the babies
and to help her Aunt Honey Raye
with the play.
Justin Waverly, played by Josh
Van Wormer is the young pastor
at Tabernacle of the Lamb and
has been working as a reindeer
with Dub Dubberly's Santa part
time. During the show, he does a
lot of praying so that he has the
courage to propose to the one he
loves.
Rhonda Lynn Lampley, played
by Cathy Womble is a worry free,
sweet, perky lady who wants to
be friends with everyone, espe-
cially Twink and Honey Raye, who
keep pushing her away. Little do
they know, they are about to find
out just why she is being so nice.


Paulette Wise, played by Patsy
Price, is a well dressed, high class
lady who does not really care for
the Futrelle sisters, but ends up
giving quite a performance that
will never be forgotten by the
town of Fayro during the very un-
usual Christmas program.
Sheriff John Curtis Buntner,
played by John Garner, shows that
he can do more than just protect
the town when Honey Raye asks
him to do a special imperson-
ation of "The King" when things
fall apart in her holiday show.
Raynerd Chisum, played by
Joey Marcinek, just loves Christ-
mas and his wagon! Cast as a
shepherd in the holiday program,
he ends up playing a more impor-
tant role and saves the night.
Christmas Belles was written


by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope
and Jamie Wooten. The OCT pro-
duction is directed by Ron and
Jaque Hayes.
Other members of the com-
munity who are helping to make
this production a success include:
Stage Managers Laura Murray
and Kim Womble; Assistant Stage
Managers Michaela Garner and
Daniel Womble; Lighting control
- Betsy Wickard; Sound control -
Kevin Lute.
Behind the scenes are: Cos-
tumers Shirley Bush and Cathy
Womble; Hair Dresser Linda Bo-
hannon; Lighting Gaffer Shane
Cobb; Set Construction Ron
Hayes, Jaque Hayes, Joanie Mof-
fatt, Joey Marcinek, James Gar-
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Board Member Appreciation
Acting Okeechobee Mayor Dowling Watford presents a certificate of ap-
preciation to Heather Hancock for serving on the city code enforcement
board. The recognition came during the Nov. 4 city council meeting.


Deusinger, Sydney Thacker, Coo-
per Farrell, Marilyn Hadley, Lois
Davino, Vivian Coffman, Claudet
Benton, Christian Garner, John
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If you missed the performanc-
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have time to get in on the fun!
There will be two more perfor-
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Tickets are available at the
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Fax Resume: (863) 467-1197
or Apply in Person
17735 Reservation Road Okeechobee, FL 34974
Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation
www.seminolecasinobrighton.com
K Drug Free Workplace/Background Check Required


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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




-MOTEL MANAGER-
Rim Canal Motel 9 Rooms,
rent & clean rooms plus live
on property. (863)467-2737


LPN/RN -
Must be experienced Needed
for Cardiologist Office.
Please bring resume to office:
@ 204 NE 19th Dr.,
Okeechobee, FL 34972 or
kindlyfaxto 863-467-1156
Please DO NOT call the office,



Colonial Life seeks an entre-
preneudal professional with
sales experience to become
a District Manager. A
Life/Health license is re-
quired Substantial earnings
potential Please contact
meredith brewer@colonial-
life.com or call
(904)424-5697.
DRIVERS: CALL TODAY! Sign-
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over $1000 weekly Excellent
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-POSITION AVAILABLE-

Immediate opening with national
healthcare company to work at Hendry
Medical Center. Qualified candidate will
work M-F, 40 hours per week. Position
requires excellent work habits, self-
starter, self-motivated, quick learner,
knowledge of hospital or clinic business
office duties, experience with insurance
claim submission, HIPAA and good
computer skills. High school diploma
or equivalent required. Competitive
salary and benefit package.

Fax resume 1to205.402.9132
Attn: Kim Rogers or email resume to
Kim.Rogers(@CashRetriever.com
Deadline for resumes are
November 24, 2008.


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No wonder newspaper
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ed EF Foundation seeks en-
ergetic and motivated
representatives to help find
homes for int'l exchange stu-
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benefits Must be 25+
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and Have Fun w/Young Suc-
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Experience Necessary 2wks
Paid Training Lodging,
Transportation Provided.
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Pay $20/hr or $57K/yr In-
cluding Federal Benefits and
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Call (866)713-4492.






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Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




NEED
A
GRANT
WRITER ???
Cl (561)924-3520



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

? NEED HELP ?
CALL GEORGE CARTER
Painting, Repairs, Carpentry
Power Washing
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775


THINK GREENBW Plants &
Trees Starting @ $5
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, ULinens 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
Toja & Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




BUILT IN dishwasher GE
Stainless steel. Used only
2 yrs, works great. $250.
(239)297-0114
GE REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER
- Side by side 196 Cubic
Feet. Good condition. $125.
(863)697-3436
REFRIGERATOR Clean frost
free in great condition Whid-
pool 29x63 $75
(863)634-5236
REFRIGERATOR full size, like
new, $100 (863)227-3633
REFRIGERATOR portable,
approx. 2 cu. ft., with freez-
er, $25. (863)763-1997
SIDE BY side refrigera-
tor/freezer GE 25 cu ft.
Stainless steel. Used 2
years, works great. $600.
(239)297-0114
STOVE GE White electric
stove very good condition.
$150. (863)517-0244
WASHER, DRYER, 21CF
FREEZER good working
cond. $300 takes all
(863)634-7222
WHIRLPOOL CHEST FREEZER
- $350/or best offer
8 1 3) 7 5 4 1 5 4 3
813)417-0195




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


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
Shop here first!
The classified ads



BOOKS (50) Romance
books $8 or will trade
(863)763-1059
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze'


"EVERY BUILDING ON SALE!"
...Manufacturer Direct at
"ROCK BOTTOM PRICES"
32x60x18 $11,995
35x60x16 $14,285,
40x80x16 $20,995.
48x100x18 $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
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


BOYS 4PC. VESTED SUIT -
0-3 mos, new, $300
(863)763-6131 Okeechobee
area.
BOYS WINTER JACKET 4T,
new, $3.00. (863)763-6131
Okeechobee 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 capns size
2x only. all like new,
$10/will sep. (863)467-7011
WEDDING GOWN White,
strapless, beaded design on
front, size X-lg, $150 Call
863-697-6316


Highwaymen Canvas Paint-
ing- 16x20 No frame Make
an offer 467-0139 or
801-4699. in Okeechobee
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


ADJUSTABLE BED with mas-
sage, king size or (2) twins
$500/or best offer.
(863)634-5225
BED Twin, with headboard,
with frame on casters, $25
Call 863-675-8021 after
2pm
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
COMPUTER CABINET See at
www dtimmons com/cabinet
$175/firm. (863)697-9484
CORNER CURIO CABINET,
Beautiful solid wood,
washed oak, glass shelves,
lights $225 (863)634-5038
DINING ROOM SET glass
top, with 4 matching chairs,
$60. (863)357-3633


DINING ROOM WOOD HUTCH
Upper half has glass doors
w/light Nice condition $200
(863)697-1995
LIVINGROOM SET Brown
Sectional excellent condition
includes table $300
(863)517-0244
LOVESEAT & SLEEPER SOFA
floral, $250
(863)357-6997






Lamps $17,100 Barstools
$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropleal 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






ROCKER / RECLINER Sage
Green Micro Suede 1 year
old $250 (863)763-0583
SIDE CHAIR, wing Pictures
at www dtimmons corn/chair
$100/firm. (863)697-9484
SOFA Queen Sleeper, Micro
Suede Sage Green 1 year
old. $250 (863)763-0583
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
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"



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
MARLIN 22 MAG new in box,
$200 (502)931-8101
PISTOL 357 Mag, $400.
(502)931-8101
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



Sears Treadmill- $75.00
(863)763-5986
TREADMILL TX 4 9 Sports-
craft, like new, $150,
(863)763-6757/763-3462
call anytime



Hoover Upright Vacuum
Cleaner $25. (863)357-0224


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


i





14 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 12, 2008


PATIO TABLE large, design
glass top, with 2 chairs, $35.
(863)763-1997



EAGLE LIBERTY MOBILITY
SCOOTER- $1200/or best
offer (813)754-1543
(813)417-0195
ELECTRIC WHEEL Chair for
large person excellent con-
dition $350/or best offer
(863)634-5225
Feeling Anxious About The
Future? Buy and read Dianet-
ics by L Ron Hubbard
Price: $20.00. Order Now.
Free Shipping. www.Diane-
ticsTampa.org or Call
(813)872-0722
LIFT CHAIR $150, Like a
Lazy Boy Recliner, but helps
you to your feet.
(863)697-0365
POWER CHAIR New, battery
& charger. Used very little.
Pd. $5000, Sell for $1500
(863)675-0122
WOODEN RAMP for wheel-
chair, press. treated lumber,
20' long, deck 3/4" plywood
$25 (863)275-1910



Highwaymen Painting 16 x
20 No Frame, Make an offer
467-0139 or 801-4699 Lo-
cated in Okeechobee
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, *Ciminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified Call
(866)858-2121, www Cen-
tura nline.com.
CHROME WHEELS (4) with
tires P225/50 R 6 91V Ex-
treme Performance
$200/firm. (863)801-3973
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS $18-$20/HR
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAYi REF
#FL08
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ft long, you
haul, $450 cash
(863)634-2303 (Okee area)
TARR 40 Ft.x40Ft., Camoflage
color New condition. $50 or
best offer (863)801-3973 I
answer all messages
TRANSPORT WHEEL CHAIR
good cond $50.
(863)634-4722



DRUM SET 5 pc. Stanon
model. Like new condition.
Red wine color Cymbals in-
cluded $300 863-763-2726
Piano-Storey & Clark,Spinet,
Pecan wood finishexcellent
condition $150000
(863)763-5986
Piano/Upright W/bench, It
wood color, good shape
$100 OBO (863)763-7983
YAMAHA INTERMEDIATE Alto
Sax B flat Orig. pd. $2,800.
Just serviced and tuned.
$1400 (863)697-2186



AQUARIUM 50 Gallons. Like
new w/stand and all acces-
sories $290 (863)675-5741
BOA CONSTRICTOR 5 Ft.,
$30 (863)763-5150
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 AMRP, brand new, ask-
Ing $100 (863)675-1113


WATER SYSTEM
(863)612-6575


- $400


Compound Bow & Arrow W/
295 Draw length, call for
info $225 OBO
(863)634-2790
CROSSBOW Horton, 1751b,
new case & cranking device,
new arrows, $550 or best
offer. (863)824-7644
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
TRACKING SYSTEM -
MN-10 Receiver, (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



CONSOLE Zenith, Color TV
works good. $40 or best of-
fer (863)697-1995
HD TELEVISION 32" Sony
Wega High Definition Flat
Screen Television. 2yrs old.
$350 (863)697-6404
TV, SONY 27", with stand
Paid $700 in 2000, selling
for $125. Call 863-467-7139


PANASONIC DVD Recorded &
Player New Records to
DVD & plays back, complete
$125. (772)461-8822
TELEVISION- beautiful, Sam-
sul, 34", brand new, paid
$700 asking $125
(863)675-2145



A 2 Key Cutter Machine- And
lots of keys $300
(863)430-6987
CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM
SAW 10", & 10" TABLE
SAW, good cond. $170 or
sell sep (239)693-7544 Alva
Shop Press 20 Ton- $125,
OBO (863)430-6987
Snap On Tool Boxes and re-
tired mechanics tools-Best
Offer (772)205-0121
SNAP-ON TAP & Die Set -
Cost $600, Standard & Met-
ric, #4 1". $275.
(863)697-2186



FOOTBALL TABLE Halex
Reg Adult Size. Good Condi-
tion. $40. (863)634-6601
X-BOX with one controller
and 22 games, $275 or best
offer (863)634-2790



VACUUMS (2) Bissell & Pana-
sonic $15 for both
(863)763-2958


SPACE FOR RENT: 1,000 sq.
ft. Located at Sun Plaza.
Great location' High traffic
area Call 863-610-1281



KING'S BAY, 2/1, Pool, Ten-
nis, new tile firs, etc $800
mo. + sec. Water & Cable
included. 863-697-6428
KINGS BAY, 2br/lba, w/gar-
age, all appl., w&d, $600
mo. 1st, last & $300 sec.
(863)763-2414
MOTEL ALTERNATIVE 2br,
townhouse w/all amenities
mcId, by the week or by the
month Located in Kings
Bay (863)634-9850
OAK LAKE VILLAS #17- 2/2,
Irg bdrms, W & D mincld,
$850/mo, 1st, last & $500
sec (863)467-5965
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
AFFORDABLE NEW &
RENOVATED HOUSES. 3/2/2
& 3/1/1, Bring Pets, Lg
yards, 1st month free
(561)723-2226

1I=I


We Buy Scrap Gold,

Silver and Coins

Elliot's Pawn Shop
419 W S Park St (863) 763-5553


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





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
BLOWER Homelite, gas, lite
weight, $55 Call
863-467-1373
BUSH HOG 5 Ft., Pasture
renavator, landscaping rake
$1200 for all, will sep
(863)902-0257
Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Watt, 10 HP
Generator $500 OBO
(863)467-2537
RIDING MOWER 12HR 39"
cut, works great, $375 Call
863-467-1373



16' STOCK Trailer gooseneck
LaBelle needs a little work
$1 000/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




For Rent- SE Okee, Adults On-
ly, 1/1 Xtra Lg LR, new kit &
dining, pool table room also,
fully turn, elect/cable, w/d
hook up $625. mo.
(863)467-4449
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency
Very clean' $600/mo In-
cludes utilities. No pets. Call
561-329-8205


Sit on the large screen porch
overlooking Taylor Creek,
cast your pole and catch the
fish. 2 bdrm one ba, fully fur-
nished cute as can be rental.
Slice of Key West Doll House
in this 1/1 1920 vintage cot-
tage, hardwood floors, sits
directly on Taylor Creek.
Fully furnished.



BEAUTIFUL 2 Bdrm., In Bass-
wood Estates Big yard
$750 mo + 1st & last Call
(954)303-9804
CBS- 2200 SW 3rd Ave. 3BR,
1BA, Near Wal-Mart, Nice
yard $850 mo, $2000
moves in (863)634-0512
CBS 3BR, 1.5 BA, 1600 SW
3rd Ave Near library Fenced
yard $900 mo $2000 to
move in. (863)634-0512
CITY OF OKEE., 3br, 2ba, SW
section City Clean Great
neighborhood $950 mo +
Sec dep (863)634-1554
In City Limits- 4/2 1st, last &
Sec. (863) 634-9139
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
OKEE., 3BR/2BA 10 acres
Horses welcome 70 W 12mi
out of town $800. mo. + 1st,
Last & Sec. (863)634-3262
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $800
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
SAVE YOUR GAS!!
WE HAVE OVER 50 RENTALS
AVAILABLE
Landlords, tenants Welcome
OPEN WEEKENDS
Century 21 Horizon
Properties
(863)634-5352
SW Section-2/1 $800 per mo.
(863)634-5759
TREASURE ISLAND 3br,
1.5ba, Cent/AC, on water,
gar, fenced yard $800/mo,
st & last, (561)308-7566
1 *


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 060
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
$215,000,Ionludo t,
Ready now
FIXED RATE
Financing Available




















83-3517-3313
MODEL 4BD/2BA













CBC125170 CMC1249343 CFUO5ee
Ikesusiee.
www NealLongConstruction corn
LAND FOR SALE
$200,000 or best offer.
Access to road, electric,
water, 15 acres of pasture.
305-877-8688.
Visit link for map:
htto://www.reachon.com/
LandflorSale.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



Bank Owned Land, Several
parcels ranging from .5 to 40
acres call for info
(561)346-5952 Carola Rath-
ke, Keller Williams RE
TWO PARCLES 32 Acres
each' Located at 23401 SW
Arrowroot St., Indiantown,
FL 34956 w/4" Well & Elec-
tricity Some Oaks & Cab-
bage Palms Mostly cleared
$384,000 per parcel, or best
offer (772)233-9863



COUNTRY ACREAGE By
Owner 5 Acres, Beautiful
Mountaintop log cabin site
w/breathtaking views, gently
rolling property, surrounded
by woods, 30mins from
Cookeville, $29,900 Owner
financing (931)445-3611.
Immediate cash paid for pri-
vate mortgages and trust
deeds, call John today at
(631)208-1332 for your free
quote on your note' wwwla-
kesidefsonline.com.
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH
1+acre to 2acre homesites,
wood, views. Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts now
available' Retirement guide
rates this area #2 is U.S.
places to retire. Low cost of
living, no impact fee
(330)699-2741 or
(866)550-5263, Ask About
Mini Vacation!
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2
acres on mountain top near
New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private
$29,500 must sell, call own-
er (866)789-8535.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2
acres on mountain top near
New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private
$29,500 must sell, call own-
er (866)789-8535


Mobile Homes




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





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. No Pets! $550 / $650 -
Move in special M-F
(863)467-2982
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 pnvate 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
KIBS FISH CAMP
OKEECHOBEE ON RIM CANAL
2br, 2ba, nice large yard
Small pet okay. $850/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/lba, com-
pletely furnished, non sink
env, no pets $600 mo +1st
& sec. 772-285-5856


ADULT PARK in Okeechobee.
8'x24' w/10'x20' attached
family rm 8'x8'6"Shed w/
W&D. $4000 863-381-7835
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
DISTRESS SALE 4br/2ba fac-
tory repo. Home is new, nev-
er lived in. $52,900 incl
setup, a/c and skirting Cash
or finance (863)673-4325 or
(863) 675-8888
DISTRESS SALE, all models in
stock sold at dealer cost
Going out of business,
everything must go. Call
(863) 673-4325 for quotes.
financing available
Double Wide Mobile Home-
55 x 23' w/fireplace, no title,
you move $1000 OBO
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
DOUBLEWIDE TRAILER -
3BR, walk-in closets, 2BA,
den, LR, DRappl, ceiling
fans, roof-over, covered
front/back porches, CNH,
fenced back yard, pole barn,
2 car driveway, 1 car
carport, located at 4232 SE
22nd Court,Treasure Island,
$95,000 863-467-7911
for appt
FACTORY REPO large 3/2
Scotbilt home $79,900 reg
price, being sold for $59,900
includes setup, a/c, skirting
Call (863) 675-4325 or
(863) 675-8888
FLEETWOOD 1999 16x70,
3BR, 2BA. Great condition.
$13,000 or best offer.
(772)233-9863
FOR THE lowest prices in
south Florida on 3 and 4
bedroom mobile homes All
reasonable offers accepted
Call (863) 675-8888
MANUFACTURED
HOME PARK
55+ La Belle, Florida
GATED, Clubhouse, Heated
Pool Lease your 60 x 90 lot,
beautiful country living In-
cludes lot, lawn service, wa-
ter, sewer and trash pickup,
$200/mo Models available
for immediate occupancy or
order your own on your lot
30 minutes from Ft Myers.
M-F, 863-675-7555.
MOBILE HOME 24x40, You
Move! $1,000 or best offer.
(239)464-8633 LaBelle
NEW 3br/2ba 2009 double-
wide $42,900 includes set-
up, a/c and skirting. Easy
financing, low monthly pay-
ments (863)675-8888


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, now Minn-
kota Lots extra's Galvanized
trlr $850 (863)763-3551
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 winng, ex-
cellent condition, is on
wheeled motor stand In rural
Okeechobee $2100/firm
(863)801-3973
MAKO 1973 has 200Gt
Johnson w/25hours $3500.
(561)449-1559
Pontoon Boat- 20', 25hp Mer-
cury, trolling motor, power
inverter, lights, live well,
$3700 neg or Trade
(863)610-0521
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
TRI HULL, 16', fiberglass &
trailer, 60hp Evinrude w/elec.
wench, troll. mtr & more.
$1800, (863)763-7871



CABANA CAMP '00 26ft,
sips 6, fold out ends, kitch &
bath, new lights, inspected,
$5000 neg (585)352-7015
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
TRAVEL TRAILER 38 Ft. -
2006 Sandpiper, Bunk
House Edition Sleeps 11
Kitchen, Full bath. 3 slides.
$23,000 or best offer.
(863)253-0603



CANOPY TOP for pontoon boat
white 91" wide $250/or
best offer (954)520-3685
DOWN RIGGERS (2) Can-
non, electric, for boat, $150
for both or will sell separate
(863)674-0281
MERCURY 0/B MOTOR 4 hp
engine w/kill switch. Recent-
ly serviced. Exc. cond. $495
(863)467-9800


TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
$80. OO (863)610-0521.



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-1L99, 1400 4Intruder
Mint, Loaded, $4495. OBO
(561)253-4299
VOLKSWAGON TRIKE MO-
TORCYCLE Black & Dia-
mond plate $2500
(863)517-1019 LaBelle area.
YAMAHA 650 Maxim, runs
good, looks alright, $900 or
best offer(863)763-1370
Yamaha Scooter- 1989 Runs
Great, 1790 miles, New tires
& Seat $700 (863)357-0224



YAMAHA DIRT BIKE, 2006 -
PW8OV, blue & white, great
condition, $500 firm. Call
863-634-5038


Automobiles

pIII -

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




BUICK SKYLARK, '91 4 cyl,
cold air, new tires, muffler &
alternator, exc. cond., $1350
or best offer (863)677-1742
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 CONTOUR '00 V6,
clean, cold AC, 72K, runs
smooth, garage kept, $3500
(863)673-3747
FORD MUSTANG 1996 -
MUST SELL TO PAY FOR
MEDICAL EXPENSES GREAT
ON GAS, GREEN
$2500/neg (863)763-0380
(863)697-9521
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
TOYOTA CAMRY 1995 128k
miles.4cyl.30+MPG.Cold
A/C,power windows,locks,&
mirrors 4 new tires and cur-
rent maintenance records.
$1000/Iirm. (863)801-9612
(863)763-7867
TOYOTA COROLLA 1983 -
Cold NC. Runs great. $1000
or best offer (863)612-5505



Tires- 6 245/70 R 195 6K
miles $850. OBO
(863)697-9713



CHEVY 2500 1999 365"
tires 350 V8 Holley Carb
$2800/or best offer.
(863)801-1683
JEEP CHEROKEE '90 2dr,
4.2 liter, 5 spd, 4x4, fuel in-
jection, runs great, good title,
$650 neg (302)379-4588



GOLF CART 2002 Club Car,
electric, w/charger, wind-
shield & top. $1650.
(863)675-1472



FORD F600 '81 Cab & Chas-
sis only. $800 or best offer.
Runs good. (863)763-1370


ALUM. TOPPER for 8' pickup
bed, with side windows &
lock-in rear window, exc
cond. $200. 863-634-4137
CAR DOLLY Reworked new
tires/rims New fenders New
lights New straps Painted
$650 (863)697-9704
JEEP WHEELS & TIRES set
of 4, LT235/75/R15, fairly
new, w/stock rims, $150
(863)357-3400
TOYOTA TACOMA 1998 For
parts. No title. $1300 or best
offer (863)233-1975


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 DUALLY 3500 1973
w/Flat Bed Needs little body
work. Asking $2500 or better
offer (239)462-1564 PJ
CHEVY PU '81 strong 350
engine, auto trans, Alloys,
needs some bodywork $750
neg (863)805-2877
CHEVY SILVERADO, 2008 -
Great cond, less than 5K mi
Take over pymts balance
$20,000. 863-763-4610
DODGE 1500 '99 V6, short
bed, needs minor repairs,
$1500 or best offer
(863)233-1975
DODGE D100 1984 pickup -
6cyl, 4 spd, many new parts,
body & tires fair, runs good
$850. (863)763-3669
FORD PU '88 F150, 4x4, in-
line 6 cyl, new tires, needs
minor work, $1000 or best
offer or trade (863)532-1761
GMC, 1989 Long whl base,
$3,500 or will trade Call
772-324-1277 or
863-763-6764
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.



CHEVY BLAZER, '99 4x4,
mint cond., 128k mi., tow
pkg., sunroof, $3500 or best
offer (732)407-2525
Chevy Suburban 4x4-1998-
Leather interior, Burgundy &
Gold, 3rd seat, Rear A/C
$3750 (863)634-0512
FORD EXPEDITION 2004 -
NEED TO SELL TO PAY FOR
MEDICAL EXPENSES
GREAT FAMILY VEHICLE
81,500 MILES $10000 neg.
( 8 6 3 ) 7 6 3 0 3 8 0
(863)697-9521
Ford Escape XLT- 2001, 4x4
V6, Cold Nc, Power window
& lock,Tow hitch, Runs good
$2500 (863)634-4259
TOYOTA 4 RUNNER, '95 ex
cond, 146k mi, tow pkg,
reliable, $1995.
(732)407-2525



CAR HAULER 17' Bumper
Pull, Elec. Brakes, New Tires,
$800. (863)801-1683


SINGLE AXLE
small, needs
(863)674-0212


TRAILER -
work $25


UTILITY BED fits on back of
small pickup truck, $800
Call 772-324-1277 or
863-763-6764
UTILITY TRAILER 7'x16',
$600 or best offer
(863)612-6575
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified



GMC HIGH TOP VAN 1986 -
17K mis on new engine
Must sell. $1300 best offer.
(561)254-7458 Clewiston
GMC SAVANNAH CARGO
VAN '00 runs great, AC,
call for info, $3000 or best
offer(863)697-2032 Okee


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 28,
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
1996 Honda Civic
VINF#1 HGEJ6228TL028976
1979 Oldsmobile 2 Doo
VIN#3R47F9G481968
1990 ASPT (Goose Neck) Trailer
VIN#FLT8178CC
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted Seller reserves the
right of final bid ALL SALES ARE FI-
NALI NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE'
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's
300383 ON 11/12108


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CP-209
IN RE ESTATE OF
LAVINA LOUELLA MARSHALL,
a/la LAVINIA L MARSHALL,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order De-
termining Homestead Status of Real
Property and Order of Summary Ad-
ministration has been entered in the
Estate of LAVINIA LOUELLA MAR-
SHALL, a/ka LAVINIA L MARSHALL,
Deceased, File Number 2008-CP-209,
by Ithe Circus Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Dvsion, the
address of which is 312 NW 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florda
34972, that the decedent's date of
death was June 29, 2007, that the to-
tal estate consists of exempt home-
stead real property and exempt
personal property, that the name and
address ol the person to whom it has
been assigned by such order is
RICHARD W ARR, JR,
3399 Whispenng Spnngs Dr,
orthport, Alabama 35475
RISTOPHER A CARR,
422 Southeast 25th Street,
3keechobee, Florda 34974
ICHARD G CARR,
06 Mastin Avenue,
onton, Ohio 45638
,EORGE M CARR,
3399 Whispenng Spnngs Dr,
Northport, Alabama 35475
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in te Order of
Summary Administration must file their
claims within this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC
TION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is November 12, 2008
Person Giving Nohce
Richard G Carr
506 Mastin Avenue
ironton, Ohio 45638
Attorney for Person Giving Notce
CNELY LONELYY, PA
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florda 34973
By Tom W Conely, III
FlondaBarNo 096482
299594 ON 11/12,19/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO 2008-CA-350
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintifl
vs
RAYMOND J. WASKE, et. al.
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO RAYMOND J WASKE
Whose residence is 35765 NE 7 DR,
OKEEGHOBEE, FL, 34972 & 1694 SE
S NIEMEYER lIR, 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
LUGIE, FL 34952
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
interest by, throu h, under or against
LEROY E FELT and UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LEROY E FELT and all
parties having or claiming to have any
rght, title or interest in the property de-
scribed herein
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing desenbed 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
aWa 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, i any, to it, on Nwabufo
Umunna, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 2901 Stirling Road, Suite
300, Fort Lauderdale, Flonda 33312
within 30 days after the first publica-
tion of this notice or and file the ongi
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
S Arlene Nealo
As Deputy Clerk
A copy of this Noce of Action, Com-
plaint and Lis Pendens were sent to
the defendants and address named
above
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES 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 Administraton no later than sev
en days prior to the proceeding at 250
NW County Club Dnve, Port St Lucie,
Flonda 34986, 1 772 -807-4370 within
two working days of your receipt of
this NOTICE IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED GALL 1 800 995 8771, IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-995-8770
This is an aternplt t collect a debt Any
information obtained will be used for
that purpose.
298921 ON 11/5,12/08
LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc Lot at 414 South Parrot Ave
nue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on
Friday the 28th day of November
2008 from 10 00-1100 AM Pursuant
to Flonda statute 713 78 for unpaid
towing and storage Year, Make, Model
& Vn's as follows
1996 Tan Ford Contour
1FALP65L4TK171363
1989 Gray Ford Mustang
1FARP4ZE9KF1391B2
1996 Red Jeep Cherokee
1J4FJ68S0TL188967
1995 Red Ford F150O
1FIEF15N7SNA47806
2004 White Dod e Ram PU
3D7LU38C44G100675
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted The seller reserves
the ngh of final bid All sales are final
No refunds will be made Said automo
biles will be sold in "AS IS" win no
guarantees
300445 ON 11/12/08













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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 200B-CA-563
NOTICE OF ACTION
SALVADOR AYALA,
a/la SALVADOR AYALA MENDOZA
Plantiff
vs
SALVADOR PULIDA AYALA
a//a SALVADOR AYALA PULIDA, if liv-
ing or f deceased, his unknown spouse,
heirs, devisee's, grantees and creditors
against each of them, and all other par-
tes 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, devise
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, tale or
interest in and to the lands hereafter de
scnbed
IRMA PULIDA AYALA, it living or if de-
ceased, his unknown spouse, heirs, de
visee's, grantees and creditors against
each of the and all other parties claiming
b, 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 a% 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/aJR LEONARD
AVA LOU M LEONARD
aWka AVALOU M LEONARD, his wife
Defendants
TO SALVADOR PULIDO AYALA,
a(oa SALVADOR AYALA PULIDA
Address Unknown
JOEL R LEONARD, SR
a/aJ R LEONARD
Address Unknown
IRMA PULIDA AYALA
Address Unknown
YOU AR NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
ile 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, Fonda
Parcel No
1-04-37-35-0010-00000-0420
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 ene Neais
DEPUTY CLERK
GOLIN M GAMERON
Attorney for Plaintiff
200 NE 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-8600
298355 ON 10/29 & 11/5,12,19/2008

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 secunty
number is 265-46-1486, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechohbee
County, Fonda, 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 decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this nPoce is required to be
served must Tfile their claims with this
Court WITHIlN 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 decedents estate,
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
HE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
ION OF THIS NOTICE.
AL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
ME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
ION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
ATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
ARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
ET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
LED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AF-
ER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
EARTH 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, Flonda 34974
JOHN D. CASSELS, JR., as
Co Personal Representative
400 NW 2nd Street
PO Box 968
Okeechobee, FL 34973
Law Offices of
CASSELS & McCALL
BY John D Gassels, Jr
Attorney for Personal Representative
400 NW 2nd StreePOBox 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
(863) 763-3131
FlaBarNo 0261521
298653 ON 11/5,12/08

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC,
F/KA CENTEX HOME EQUITY
COMPANY, LLC,
Plainffi
VS. CASE NO. 2008-CA-159
RICK KAYS A//A NEAL RICHARD KAYS,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICK KAYS
NAK/A NEAL RICHARD KAYS, CINDY
KAYS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY
KAYS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS) UNKNOWN
TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given hat, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled
cause, In the Circuitf Court of Okeecho-
bee County, Flonda, I will seld le prop-
erty sitate in Okeecfobee County,
Flonda, deseibed as'
A parcel of land 100 feet on Oeowow
Road of Lot 2, Block 3, SUN AND
COUNTRY RANCHES, as recorded in
Plat Book 4, Pages 98 to 102, of the
Public Records of Okeechsoee
Count, Florida, more particularly
describe as follows: Beglnning at
the Nortieaenern most corner of Ihe
said Lot 2, Block 3, and proceeding
In a Southwesterly direction along
the property line abutting 0Oowow
Road for a distance of 306.58 reet;
thence on a straight line at right an-
gles to the Osowow Road property
line in a Southeasterly direction for a
distance of 150 feel; thence turning
90 degrees to the Southwest and
proceeding in a straight line in a
Southwesterly direction for a dis-
tance of 100 feet; thence turning 90
degrees to the Northwest and pro-
ceeding In a straight line In a North-
westerly direction for 150 feet to the
Osowow road property line; thence in
a Northeasterly direction for the dis-
tance of 100 feet along the Osowow
Road property line, which sad parcel
of land consists of a rectangular Lot
100 feet on Osowow Road by 150
feet deep.
AVA
218 NE 3i6th TI
Okeechobee, FL 34972
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, in te Jury Assembly
Room of the Okeechobee County Judi-
cial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd
Floor Suite 257, Okeechobee, FL
34972 at 11 00 o'clock, AM on
12/10/2008
DATED THIS 3rd day of Nov., 2008
Any person claiming an Interest In the
suurpls from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Iks penkens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale,
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 3rd day of Nov 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuo Court
By./S/LINDA YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990:
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Adminl oration no later
than seven days prior to the proceed-
irg AT 250 NW Country Club Drive,
Port SL Lucie, Florida 34986,
(772) 8074370 wIt in two working
days of your receipt of this notice. IT
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1.-8M-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-B770.
299437 ON 11/12,19/08

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000546
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs
ILEANA RIVER, at al,
Defedadnt(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO ILEANARIVERO
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
7525 SE HIGHWAY 441 US
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR OTHER CLAI-
MANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foecose a mortgage on the following
popderty in OKEECHOBEE County,
Honda
A PART OF LOT 2, BLOCK 5, FARM
LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED
LAND COMPANY LAND BORDERING
LAKE OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BLOCK 1, PAGE 5, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA AND A PART OF
LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 5, GREAT
LAKE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 41, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORD OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALL BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE
SOUTHEASTERLY MOST CORNER OF
SAID LOT 2, BLOCK 5, FARM LANDS
OF CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY
BORDERING LAKE OKEECHOBEE,
ALSO BEING SOUTHEASTERLY MOST
CORNER OF LOT 6, BLOCK 5, GREAT
LAKES SUBDIVISION, ALSO BEING A
POINT ON NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF U.S. 441, BEAR NORTH
68 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 44 SEC-
ONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERN.
LY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE
OF 196.18 FEET; THENCE BEAR
NORTH 34 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 22
SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH
THE CENTERLINE OF CANAL #4 AC-
CORDING TO SAID PLAT OF FARM
LANDS OF CONSOLIDATED LAND
COMPANY LAND BORDERING LAKE
OKEECHOBEE A DISTANCE OF
456.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH
68 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 44 SEC-
ONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH THE
SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF U.S. 441 A DISTANCE OF
195.75 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION
WITH THE CENTERLINE OF SAID CA-
NAL 14; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 34
DEGREES 26 MINUTES 17 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE EASTERN MOST
LINE OF SAID LOT 2, BLOCK 5 FARM
LANDS OF CONSOUDATED LAND
COMPANY LAND BORDERING LAKE
OKEECHOBEE A DISTANCE OF
455.90 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION
WITH SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OFF-
WAY U.S. 441 AND THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a 0opy of your wrt-
ten defenses within 30 days after the
first publication, it any, o Flond De-
falc Law Group, PL, Planiff's aftor-
m ey, whose address is 9119 Coanate
Lake Dve, Suite 300, Tampa, Rondo
33634, and file the onginal wih this
Court ether before service on Plain-
ff's attorney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or petition,
This nohce shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the
Okeechobee News,
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 30th day of Oct, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Court
By./S/LINDA F YOUNG
As Deputy Cleik
299664 ON 11/6,12/08

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.


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-
cuo Court of Okeechohee County, Flonda, will on the 191h day of November
2008, at 1100 A M, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312 Northwest
3rd Sreet, Jury Assembly Room, Second Flor, Okeechabee, Flonda 34972, in
mie City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at pubic outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the Plantff and Defendant's interest in the following de-
scribed real property suated in Okeechohbee County, Florida, to-wit
LOT 87, BLOCK 59, BASSWOOD,INC. UNIT ND. 5, according to the Plat thereof
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 partion in a case pending in said Court, the style of
which is
GUNTER GOERTZ,
Planffe,
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, ths 29ih day of October
2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of te Circuit Court of
Okeechohee County, orida
BY s/Linda F Young
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Office of Cassels & McCall
John D Cassels, Jr, Esquire
Post Office Box 968
Okeechoee, Florida 34973
298744 ON 11/5,12/08

NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF
COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Okeechobee County, Flonda (the "Couni") hereby provides notice, pursuant to
Section 197 3632(3)a), loda States, of s intent to use the uniform method of
collecng non-ad valorem special assessment to be levied throughout the County
for the cost of providing emeroencv medical services commencing for the lscal
year beginning on October 01, 2009 The County will consider the adoption of a
resolunon elechng to use The uniform method of collecting such assessment author-
ized by Sechon 197,3632, Florida Elulns. at a public heanng to be held on Thurs-
day, Decenmber 4, 2008 at 9:00 a.m., at mie Okeechobee County Health Department
Auditonum, 1728 NW 9th Street, Okeechobee, Flonda Such resolullon will state
the need for the levy and will contain a legal descnpicon of the boundanes of the red
property subject to the levy Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which con-
tans the legal descriphon of the real property subject to the levy, are on file at the
Office of the County Clerk of Okeechobee County, Honda All interested persons are
invited to attend
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect
to any mater relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced
public heanng, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an evenLt
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public heanng is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to
be based In accordance with he Americans with Disability Act persons needing a
special accommodauion to participate in hias proceeding should contact Court Ad-
ministration no later than seven days pier 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 thsom 23rd day of October, 2008
CLIUF 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


COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Okeechwbee County, Flonda (the "County") hereby provides nobh
Section 197.3632(3)|a), HIaolda loates of is intent to use the unir
collecting noo-ad valorem special assessments to be levied wdhin tIh
ed area of the County, for the cost of providing any or all of the folk
dreanae road morovemeorns includoio but not hlimed to roadside d
and sidewalks skeet loheina canal ceanna and canal mantenance
silbstnite solid waste collerfion and disnosal stormwater treatment
coaiol, commencing for the fiscal year begr nrg on October 01, 201
will consider the adoption of a resoNhton oecting to use the uniform
lecbng such assessments aotofrzed by Sechon 1973632 Flonda
public healing to be held on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 9:0
Okeechohbee County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 N W 9to St
bee, Flonda Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will
description of the boundaries of 1he real property subject to the levy
proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of t
ty subject to the levy, are on file at the Office of the County Clerk
County, Honda All interested persons are invited to attend
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Boa
to any matter relahng to the consideramron of he resmoubon at the ab
public heanng, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in
such person may need to ensure that a verbaim record of the pu
made, which record includes the tesbmony and evidence on which I
be based In accordance with te Amencans wioh Disability Act, per
special accommodation to participate in hs proceeding should con
minmtation no lacer than seven days pnor to proceeding or call 1-77
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771, IF YOU AI
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
Dated this 23rd day of October, 2008


SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
298681 ON 11/5,12,19,26/08


Poison control offers free hotline


Floridians are urged

to call 800-222-1222

for all things poison.

Floridians risk unexpected en-
counters with toxins on a daily ba-
sis through food poisoning, snake
bites, encounters with marine
life, insect bites, lead poisoning,
carbon monoxide, drug/chemi-
cal abuse, pesticides or ingestion
of poisonous plants. To save lives
and provide a resource for area
residents, the Florida Poison In-
formation Center- Tampa, serving
16 counties in west and central
Florida, is unveiling a new pub-
lic service campaign to increase
awareness of its free nationwide
poison center hotline 1-800-222-
1222 which is staffed with skilled


healthcare professionals 365 days
a year, 24 hours a day.
Using the direct message,
"When the problem is poison,
the answer is poison control,"
the campaign calls for all Florida
residents to use the hotline when
faced with poison related emer-
gencies, including accidental
poisoning of pets. Consumers are
urged to call the hotline to receive
complimentary magnets and
stickers so they can display the
hotline number in a prominent
location before they have an ac-
tual emergency.
"The poison information
hotline is staffed around the clock
with experts that can answer any
question, no matter how big or
small," said Dr. Cynthia Lewis-
Younger, medical director Florida
Poison Information Center Tam-


pa. "We're hoping to bring aware-
ness about the poison control
hotline to help Florida residents
know how to avoid poison dan-
gers, call in the event of suspected
poisoning, get immediate help in
emergency situations and prevent
unnecessary hospital visits."
Created by an act of the Florida
Legislature in 1989 in response to
an overwhelming need for emer-
gency poison information in the
state, the Florida Poison Informa-
tion Center-Tampa is part of the
Poison Information Center Net-
work. Currently, the FPIC/Tampa
receives approximately 160-200
calls each day from Floridians.
"Since we have a nationwide
hotline, Floridians can even use
this resource while on vacation.
We're here to help all Florida
residents at all times," said Dr.


Lewis-Younger. "We hope to save
lives and to become a household
name and reference for consum-
ers. We want people to know
how to find us when they don't
need us so they'll be prepared for
any potential scenario."
All poison specialists at the
Tampa center are registered nurs-
es with emergency medicine or
critical care experience. In addi-
tion, board certified toxicologists
are available 24 hours per day for
consultation. The center also con-
ducts a full spectrum of poison
prevention education programs
for the general public and health
care professionals.
Florida residents may call the
hotline at 1-800-222-1222 to re-
quest magnets or stickers or for
other free information on poison
related dangers.


Submitted photo/South Elementary
ce, pursa to
r meod ofs Students of the week

news swals The Students of the Week at South Elementary for the week ending Oct. 31, were, in no particular order: Alex Willough-
e enoanced or ly, Brennen Thomas, Michael Simpson, Jacob Hardy, Bryce Johnson, Filiberto Sanchez, Rebecca Rhoden, Savannah
and mosaudo
09 The Couny Schmidt, Shelby Hannah, Megan Mitchell, Joshua Allen, Maria Medrano, Adriana Aguilar, Ty Harris, Mason Adams, Rachel
me itofoisa Helflnstine, Ricardo Gomez, Jerrlus Fowler, Destani Whaley, Brianna Ingram, Kora Chapman, Analsa Gallegos, Reagan
0 a.nm., at the Smith, and Ra'Shin Williams.
reet, Okeecho-
contain a legal
Copies of the
he real proper
of Okeech aee
rd with respect
ove-referenced
such an event
ulic hearing is
he appeal is to
sons needing a r
rgaat Court Ad.
2-807-4370 IF
RE VOICE IM-


CLIF BETTS, JR, CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA


NOTICE OF MEETING
Okeechobee County ConsuncDion Industry
Licensing Board


The Okeechobee County Consructon Industry Licensing Board will hold a public
meeting on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, @ 330 PM, The public meeting will be
held at the Okeechobee County Health Departmoent Auditonum, located at me 1728
N W, 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Honda For more information, contact Barbara Cash
Special Magstrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 2.00
p m The pubic meeting will be held at the Okeechobee Counly Health Deparnent
Audionum, located at 1728 N W, 91h Avenue, Okeechobee, Flonda For more infor-
matio, contact Barbara Cash at toe Planirng and Development Depariment, 499
N W 551 Avenue, Okeechobee, Flonda 34972, (863) 763-5548
All interested parhes shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect to
y mater considered at this meing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
he proceedings is made and that the record includes toe testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based Planning and Development tapes are for the
sole purpose of backup for official records of the Deparnment
Barbara Cash, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee Conty Constuccon
Indusy Licensing Board
30042 ON 11/12,21/08

NOTICE OF PROCUREMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS IRFO) CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Pursuant to Section 287055, Florida Statutes, e State of Fionda's Constants
ICorOeve Negotiations Act, and the State Requirements for Educabonal Facilnies
(StREF, 1he DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE
will consider the contacting of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (CM) for providing
professional services for the following construction projectss'
REMODEUNG OF BUILDINGS #38 AND #39
Located at the IRSC Fort Pierce Main Campus
3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
The Project will consist of wording with the project architect In the design phase,
including value engineenng, the development of a Guaranteed Mamimum Pnce
(MP), and construction services or two classroom/lab facildies of approximately
13,500 square feet
Business eatlies interested in providng construction management services tor te
Indian River State College (IRS Protect are hereby notified ihat their 'Statement of
Qualifications" submittals must be received bv the DEADUNE DATE of Wednesday
December 3 2000 at 200 PM in the IRSC Facilities Plarnog Office at 3209 Virgin-
a Avenue, BRoidng "S", Room 233, Fort Pierce, Ronda 34981-5596 Please subted
only oe (1) onainal and five (5) comes and clear indicate the croiect name on

nstrhctons for completion and submission of the Construction Management 'State-
ment of Oualdications" may be obtained at te IRSC Facilites Planning Office, 3209
Virginia Avenue, Building "S", Room 233, Fort Pierce, Floida 34981-5596;:or fre-
fIlied by e-mailing your request to oAyQucmadnll, or by calling the Facilities Plan-
ning Office at 772-462-7360,
IRSC reserves the night to waive any informality in the seleccon process and to re-
ject any or all"Statements of Qualilicaions,'"
300122 ON 11/12,19,26/08

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN
RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUESDAY NO-
VEMBER 25, 2008 AT 3 30 PM IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L BRYAN AD-
MINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF INDIAN RIVER STATE
COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596 NO-
TICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 9.00 A.M, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2000, AN
AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L BRYAN
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE,
FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596, ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE
THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW
OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN
DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS
BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANY PER-
SONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO
ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VER-
BATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE
299586 ON 11/12/08


2008 OCRA Cheerleading

Mighty Falcons
Coach Jessica Douglas heads up the 2008 O.C.R.A. Fal-
cons cheerleading squad.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Recognizing a job well done
Okeechobee County Commission Chairman Clif Betts,
right, presents Vernon Gray, left, with a proclamation hon-
oring Mr. Gray for his work as manager of the Okeecho-
bee County Airport. Mr. Gray is leaving his current post
to serve as an airport manager in upstate New York. The
recognition took place at the Nov. 6 commission meeting.


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Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Viva Las Vegas!
The Okeechobee High School Senior Class Float had a
Las Vegas flavor. All of the floats in Friday's Homecom-
ing Parade displayed the overall parade theme of "Bright
Lights, Big City."


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Brahman Walk of Fame
Hollywood was the locale of the Okeechobee High School
Junior Class float in the OHS Homecoming Parade in
downtown Okeechobee on Friday afternoon.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Golf Coach Mark Ward and his three year old son Bryce,
enjoyed the parade.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Members of the varsity football team ride a float in the pa-
rade. Members were: (from left) Sam Dixon, Chris Tullio, Jus-
tin Conrad, Terrance Allen, Mike Minondo and Walt Fortner.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Class of 1979
The Okeechobee High School Class of 1979 held their re-
union as part of the OHS Homecoming festivities. Mem-
bers of the Class rode in the Homecoming Parade.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Strike up the band
The Okeechobee High School Marching Band was featured in
the OHS Homecoming Parade downtown Friday afternoon.


Okeechobee News/Charles
Murphy
Lonnie Pryor escorts Lau-
ra Serrano in the home-
coming parade.


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Murphy
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Color Guard
The Okeechobee High School JROTC classes provided
the color guard for the OHS Homecoming Parade in down-
town Okeechobee on Friday afternoon.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 12, 2008 17


Give thanks in November


for hunting seasons galore


By Tony Young
November means the 2008-
09 hunting' season's in full swing.
This month, general gun, fall tur-
key, quail and gray squirrel, snipe
and the second phase of mourn-
ing and white-winged dove hunt-
ing seasons open.
The first thing you need to do
is pick up a $17 Florida resident
hunting license. Nonresidents
pay $46.50 for a 10-day license or
$151.50 for 12 months.
If you plan to hunt one of Flor-
ida's many wildlife management
areas (WMAs), you'll also need
a $26.50 management area per-
mit, but don't forget to study the
brochure for the specific area you
plan to hunt, because dates, bag
limits and rules differ greatly from
area to area.
You can get these brochures at
tax collectors' offices and regional
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) offic-
es in close proximity to the WMA,
or you can download them from
MyFWC.com/hunting.
You can buy your license
and permits over the telephone
by calling toll-free 1-888-HUNT-
FLORIDA or online at www.wild-
lifelicense.com. Just have your
credit card ready. You also can
purchase them from tax collec-
tors' offices and most retail out-
lets that sell hunting and fishing
supplies.
The general gun season runs
Nov. 8 Jan. 18 in the Central
Hunting Zone. In the Northwest
Zone, it comes in Thanksgiving
Day and lasts four days through
Nov. 30. Two weeks later, the
season reopens Dec. 13 and runs
through Feb. 18. For readers hunt-
ing the South Hunting Zone, the
general gun season's already in
and lasts through Jan. 4.
Hunters can take bucks hav-
ing at least one antler 5 inches or
longer. On private lands, the daily
bag limit for deer is two.
On private lands, hunters can
take wild hogs year-round with


Outta' The

Woods
By Tony Young
Florida fish and wildlifre


no bag or size limits. On most -
but not all WMAs, there's also
no bag or size limit on wild hogs,
and hunters can take them during
any hunting season except spring
turkey. Check the WMA brochure
to be certain.
The highly anticipated antler-
less deer season, often called
"doe week" is Dec. 20-26 in the
Northwest Zone, Nov. 15-21 in the
Central Zone and Nov. 1-7 in the
South Hunting Zone.
During doe week, the daily
bag limit's one buck and one doe
or two bucks. You may not take
two does in one day like you may
during archery season, and spot-
ted fawns are never legal game.
WMAs do not have an antlerless
deer season.
If you hunt with deer dogs any-
where in Florida, special rules and
registration requirements may ap-
ply, so call the FWC for details.
Fall turkey season in the North-
west Hunting Zone is Nov. 27-
30 and Dec. 13 Jan. 18. In the
Central and South zones, it's Nov.
8 Jan. 4. Only bearded turkeys
and gobblers are legal game, and
you must have a $5 turkey permit
to hunt them. The bag limit's one
bird per day, and a total of two
during the archery, crossbow,


muzzleloading gun and fall turkey
seasons combined.
It's also against the law to hunt
turkeys in Holmes County during
the fall season.
Quail and gray squirrel season
runs statewide Nov. 8 March 1.
There's a daily bag limit of 12 for
each, but shooting fox squirrels is
against the law.
Shooting hours for deer, tur-
keys, quail and gray squirrels is
a half-hour before sunrise to a
half-hour after sunset. All legal
firearms, muzzleloaders, bows,
crossbows and handguns are le-
gal for taking these resident game
animals during the general gun,
antlerless deer, fall turkey, and
quail and gray squirrel seasons.
Snipe hunting in Florida ranks
second in the nation in number of
birds harvested each year, and the
season runs Nov. 1 -Feb. 15 state-
wide. The second phase of the
mourning and white-winged dove
season also comes in this month
and runs Nov. 15-30. Shooting
hours for migratory birds are
one-half hour before sunrise to
sunset. The bag limit for snipe is
eight; and for doves, the bag limit
is now 15, up from 12.
You must get a no-cost migra-
tory bird permit if you plan to
hunt snipe, doves or any other
migratory game birds.
The FWC even provides an
online "Dove Hunters' Hotline,"
which gives up-to-date informa-
tion on Florida's public dove
fields. The address is MyFWC.
com/dove, and it's updated every
Thursday throughout the dove
season. Information includes
dove densities, previous week's
harvests and field conditions.
Whether small-game hunting
with friends and family or hunt-
ing solo, going after that mon-
ster buck, boar hog or big tom,
November brings loads of great
hunting opportunities.
Here's wishing you a happy
Thanksgiving and a successful
hunting season.


Okeechobee defends cross country title


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Heriberto Guerrero won the
five K race to pace Okeechobee
to the 3A-7 District title Saturday
at St. Cloud High School.
Okeechobee had four runners
in the top 20 as they defeated
Martin County by just two points
for the championship.
Guerrero won the race with a
time of 16:22.65, which was 18
seconds better than Chris Rud-
loff of Mainland High School.
Jonathan Brown of Merritt Island


finished third.
Also in the top 20 were Reynel
Denova, 13th, 17:44.04, Adrian
Leon 16th, 17:48.45, and Miguel
Alvarado, 17th, 17:56.93.
Lionel Jones of Okeechobee
finished 29th, Alan Najera 68th,
and Shawn Horvath, 79th.
The finish of all seven runners
is added up to determine a team
score. The team's total score was
1:28:14.64. Martin County was
only 21 seconds behind with a
score of 1:28:35.78.
The girl's team finished sev-
enth overall and also advanced


to the regional. The team earned
a score of 203. Satellite High
School was the champion and
Rockledge the runner up.
Isabelle Penido finished third
overall with a time of 19:56.82.
Heather Tinsley finished in 22nd
place with a time of 22:06.18.
Laura Serrano finished 50th and
Natividad Garcia 51st. Mandi
Harrison finished 77th and Maria
Baltazar finished 92nd.
The Class 3A region 4 meet
will be held on November 15th
at South Fork High School.


Submitted photo
The Okeechobee High School Boys Cross Country team won the District Champs title
for the second year in a row this past Saturday in St. Cloud. Eddie Guerrero placed first
overall and is the District Champ. The girls placed seventh to advance them to Regionals
next Saturday.


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Sports Briefs

Glades Gun Club
events planned


range is located at Glades County
Sheriff's Gun Range on Gun Club
Road on S.R. 78, 4.2 miles north-


protection is mandatory and will
be available by the club. First half
is for handguns and second half is


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18 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 12, 2008


FWC to stop releasing non-migratory whooping cranes


The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) will discontinue the re-
lease of whooping cranes into
Florida's non-migratory flock. The

Tourney


brings


big


results

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
144 golfers teed off Oct. 25, at
the 16th annual Skip Bryant Golf
Tournament to help raise funds
for college scholarships for the
children of law enforcement of-
ficers and firefighters.
Tournament Chairperson Noel
Stephen said the event was a re-
sounding success, "This is the
16th year of the Skip Bryant Golf
Tournament and we have raised
over $200,000 for the families of
law enforcement and firefight-
ers. This year we have exceeded
$100,000 in school scholarship
awards and $60,000 in assistance
funds. In these tough economic
times, we appreciate the assis-
tance of the community and their
support."
Thirty six teams of four mem-
bers apiece teed off and some
were experienced and near the
professional level. The team of
Billy White, Adam White, Bret Ma-
cias and Jimmy Jones took home
the top prize. They earned a $500
gift certificate at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club pro shop.
The tournament rules set up
for winners to be chosen from
all levels of experience and ac-
complishment, not just by the
top players which are the case in
many golf tournaments.
The Dudley Kirton team fin-
ished in fifth place and earned
a $400 gift certificate at the pro
shop. The Robert Cook team
finished in ninth place and took
home a $300 gift certificate.
Closest to the pin winners
included Chuck Swanson, who
earned $100, Matt Koff, who
earned a 19 inch color TV and
Jeff Vest, who earned a gift certifi-
cate for golf lessons with Edwin
Watts.
Vicky Johnson won the ladies
longest drive contest. Richard Vest
was the longest drive winner from
the Golf tee, and Saul Tijerina was
the winner from the white tees.
All players received some sort
of door prize as well.
"We also appreciate the sup-
port we received from the com-
munity for our local law enforce-
ment officers and firefighters,"
Stephen noted, "The next tourna-
ment is scheduled to be on the
last Saturday of October, 2009.
Team sign ups have already be-
gun."
The tournament is held in
memory of Glover "Skip" Bry-
ant who was a long time Deputy
Sheriff for the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office. He was killed
in an airplane crash on Lake
Okeechobee on Nov. 8,1991. The
tournament was set up to assist
the families of law enforcement
and firefighters in their time of
need. The fund also provides edu-
cation scholarships and allows
the funds to assist these families
in times of hardship. To date,
the tournament has raised over
$200,000.

O.G. & C.C.
Golf Results
PI.G.S. League
KOA Nov. 3: First place Paul
DeWitte. Second place Max
Sherry. Last place Billy Crum.
Closest to the pin: Kenny Cur-
ran, Bob Branstetter (2), Clyde
Price, Ida Curtis, Bill Kinney.
Okeechobee Ladies Associ-
ate Blind Hole Nov. 4: First place
- Joyce Huffman. Second place
- Shirley Esterline. Third place -
Nancy Haldeman.
Gold Tee League O.G. & C.C.
Nov. 5: First place C. Herndon.
Second place M. Sherry. Third
place R. Foss. Fourth place V
Johnson. Fifth place H. White.
O.G. & C.C. Nov. 5: First place
- Russ Papy. Second place Paul
DeWitte. Last place Billy Crum.
Closest to the pin: Paul DeW-
itte, Boo Boo, Doug Sturdivent,
Billy Crum.
O.G. & C.C. Ladies Association
Two Women No Scotch Nov. 6:
First place Shirley Esterline and
Joyce Huffman. Second place
- Fran Dierig and Eileen Ham-
mond. Third place Sunni Adams
and Carol Seiser.
O.G. & C.C. Nov. 7: First place
- Tony Hatten. Second place Vin-
nie Malone. Last place Russ Ad-
ams.
Closest to the pin: 2-Russ Papy,
8-Kenny Curran, 11 -Ben Burde-
shaw, 17-Bob Weaver.


FWC accepted the recent recom-
mendation from the multi-agency
International Whooping Crane
Recovery Team.
The team created the release
program 15 years ago in an effort
to establish a self sustaining, non-
migratory whooping crane popu-
lation in Florida. Naturally occur-
ring whooping crane populations
in the southeastern United States
disappeared by the 1930s.
Scientists decided to stop


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releasing cranes into the non-
migratory flock for a variety of
reasons, including problems with
survival and reproduction, both
of which have been complicated
by drought. Additional consider-
ations included shorter-than-ex-
pected life spans, scarcity of birds
for release, project costs and the
loss of habitat from development.
The team felt that project resourc-
es and birds produced in captiv-
ity could be better used for other


whooping crane releases as well
as to maintain the captive flock.
"It was a tough decision," said
FWC biologist Marty Folk. "Many
people were involved, but most
agreed that this was the right de-
cision and the right time to make
it."
From 1993 to 2004, biologists
released 289 captive-raised, non-
migratory whooping cranes into
Osceola, Lake and Polk coun-
ties in Central Florida. The last


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releases took place in winter of
2004-2005. FWC biologists will
continue to study the remaining
31 birds.
The FWC was the lead agency
in Florida in the cooperative ef
fort to establish a non-migratory
flock. Major partners included
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
U.S. Geological Survey, the Cana-
dian Wildlife Service and the In-
ternational Crane Foundation.
As a member of the Whoop-


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FWC continues its involvement
with a separate project to reintro-
duce migratory whooping cranes
in the eastern United States. This
flock migrates from Wisconsin to
Florida each year. In the coming
year, biologists will release 20 ad-
ditional whooping cranes into the
current flock of 68 birds.
To learn more about whoop-
ing crane research programs, visit
http://research.MyFWC.com.


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