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KEECHOBEE


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Vol. 99 No. 280 Wednesday, November 19, 2008 500 Plus tax


Briefs


Farm City Week
Luncheon set
The Kiwanis Club of
Okeechobee and he Okeecho-
bee Area Agri-Council will
be co-hosting the 15th An-
nual Kiwanis/Ag Council Farm
City Week Luncheon at the
Okeechobee KOA. The lun-
cheon 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 Insurance
Services 863-763-6411, or Farm
Bureau 863-763-3101. They can
also be purchased at the door
on the day of the luncheon.

Clerk of Circuit
Court office closed
The Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court will be closed
from noon until 1 p.m. on Fri-
day, Nov. 21, for their annual
Holiday Lunch.

Walk around Lake
Okeechobee
On Nov. 22, hikers will gath-
er at the Pahokee Marina to kick
off the 17th Annual Big O Hike.
Since 1992, the 109 mile Florida
Trail circuit walk known as the
Big O Hike has pumped tour-
ism dollars into small towns
around the lake while encour-
aging hiking for fitness, draw-
ing visitors from as far away as
Ontario and California. For nine
days the participants walk from
9.3 to 14.7 miles, starting at sun-
rise and ending at their leisure,
usually before noon. Although
flat and open, the trail offers
outstanding scenic views, espe-
cially at sunrise and sunset. The
hike passes through five coun-
ties around Lake Okeechobee.
As one of the Florida Trail Gate-
way Communities, Pahokee is
an ideal kickoff point for the
Big O Hike. Join the group 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.floridatrail.org/
bigo.

Drought Index

Current: 583
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

14.49 feet
Last Year: 10.31 feet

SSionsored By:

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


Index


Workers find woman's


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A body found Monday in a
ditch by construction workers
has been identified as being that
of an Okeechobee woman who
had been missing since Sunday,
Nov. 16.
The fully-clothed body of
Wanda Faye Garcia, 50, N.W.
34th St., was found covered in
muck and lying face up Monday
around 10:45 a.m.
Detective Ted Van Deman of
the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) said Ms. Gar


cia was identified through finger-
print examination. As of Tuesday
afternoon, Nov. 18, the cause of
death has not been released. The
detective said an autopsy was to
be conducted by the Fort Pierce
Medical Examiner's Office.
"We're pretty sure this is not a
homicide, but we are waiting on
the results of the autopsy," said
the detective. "At this time foul
play has not been ruled out, but
it is not expected."
He went on to say there were
no visible signs of violence. Still,
since the woman's death was
not attended by a physician it is


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investigated as a homicide until
law enforcement is told differ-
ently.
"Footprints were found where
she walked into the ditch," ex-
plained the detective. "There are
no indications that anyone was
with her."
The ditch, explained the detec
tive, is near the north boundary
fence of the Okeechobee County
Airport and was dry at the time
Ms. Garcia was found. However,
added Detective Van Deman, at
one time there had apparently
been water in the ditch.
"It was a pretty big ditch -it


was virtually a canal," he added.
"She was not easily visible. The
ditch is all shell rock and muck
and the ditch had been artificially
drained."
Detective Van Deman said that
portion of the ditch where Ms.
Garcia was found is all muck.
He estimated the ditch to be
about 15 feet deep and at least
25 feet wide.
"She was pretty much cov-
ered from head to toe in muck,"
said the OCSO detective.
A report states that Jody Cho-
ate, 39, and John Alan Ming, 46,
were working in the ditch. It was


Mr. Choate who discovered the
woman's body while he was op-
erating a piece of heavy equip-
ment in the ditch, said Detective
Van Deman.
The detective explained that
the ditch starts at the end of N.W
34th St. and runs between North
Elementary School then past the
Okeechobee County School Dis-
trict bus garage. The ditch also
runs north of the soccer fields.
Detective Van Deman said Ms.
Garcia had lived in Okeechobee
See Body Page 11


OUA delays



late fees


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In this day of economic
gloom and doom there is now
a ray of sunshine for Okeecho-
bee Utility Authority (OUA) cus-
tomers. As the result of action
taken at the Tuesday, Nov. 18
meeting of the OUA Board of
Directors, customers now have
more time to pay their bills be
fore a late penalty is imposed.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Members of the Okeechobee County Naval Sea Cadets Trident Battalion participated
in the annual Veterans Day program at the UDT SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce on Sat-
urday. Cadet Petty Officer Israel Weaver and Cadet Petty Officer Josh Gruber (left to
right) demonstrated how WWII SEALS planted explosives behind enemy lines. These
early underwater demolitions experts were nicknamed "naked warriors" because they
swam ashore in swim shorts and a mask. (For a short video online, go to http://www.
newszapforums.com/forum58/72181.html.)


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
As part of the ceremony at the UDT SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce on Saturday, members
of a modern Navy SEAL team demonstrated how they rescue a hostage after being in-
serted by helicopter. Cadets from the Okeechobee Naval Sea Cadets Trident Batallion
played the part of the terrorists for the demonstration.





Free concert will trace


history of Western music


That change was part of a reso-
lution revising policies and pro-
cedures for the utility.
The board also assessed the
utility's financial situation and
clarified billing procedures for
King's Bay.
Currently if a person's bill
is not paid by the 15th day af-
ter the billing date, a late fee is
imposed on day 16. Beginning
See OUA Page 8


First ever
Republican county
commissioner
to be sworn in

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
History will be made to-
morrow at the Okeechobee


What: Bimonthly meeting of the
Okeechobee County Commis-
sion
When: 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 20
Where: Health Department Audi-
torium, 1798 NW. Ninth Ave.
County Commission meeting
when Margaret Garrard-Helton
takes office. While Okeecho-
See History Page 8


Church News ............................ 7
Classifieds................ 12-14
Community Events..... .......... 6
Crossword............................ ... 14
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Sports 14-15
Sudoku 14
Weather 2
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By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
"Beginnings and Beyond," a
free musical event, will show-
case a variety of musicians and
singers as
well as a va-
riety of musi-
cal styles.
The con
cert will be
presented
Sunday, Nov.
23, at 5 p.m.
at Church of Kevin
Our Saviour, Kinnaird
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:
Medieval/ Pre- Renais-
sance "Ave Maria" (Plainsong
Chant, 13th Century);
Renaissance -- "Five
Songs" (John Dowling, 1563-
1626)
Baroque -- "Prelude in
A Minor" (Johann Sebastian
Bach) and "Concerto in D
Minor," Second Movement
(Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-
1750)
Classical -- "La Malinco-
nia" (Mauro Giuliani, 1781-
1829)
Romantic -- "Concerto


Ken Keaton Valeriya
Polumina
for Violin and Piano," first
movement Op. 64( (Felix
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, 1809
1847)
STwentieth Century
"Weep You No More" (Roger
Quilter, 1847-1953); "Someone
to Watch over Me" (George
Gershwin, 1898-1937, and Ira
Gershwin, 1896-1983); and,
"The Lord Bless You and Keep
See Concert Page 11


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Veterans honor restaurant
On Monday evening, Nov. 17 the Golden Corral restaurant
honored veterans by serving them a free meal. As a way
of saying "thank you" on behalf of all veterans, two local
veterans, Art Tickell (left) and Ed Abbott (right) presented
a hand cut and hand painted slate plaque of Uncle Sam
and the American flag to Golden Corral manager Debo-
rah Hall (center). The two men have formed a partner-
ship called Custom Slate Silhouettes. Mr. Tickell does the
cutting and Mr. Abbott does the painting. Over 20 years
ago, in rural Vermont, an elderly lady friend presented
Mr. Tickell's wife with a small piece of slate somewhat
shaped like Vermont with the words "We love Vermont"
painted on it. This small piece of slate triggered Mr. Tick-
ell's imagination and within six month he developed a
technique that allowed him to cut a profile with extreme
precision from a piece of solid slate.


Commission


swearing-in



makes history





2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Births


Jazmin

Ruth Allen
Laura Pellom and Steven Allen
of Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Jazmin Ruth Allen.
She was born on June 27,2008
at St. Lucie Medical Center in Port
St. Lucie. She weighed 9 pounds
12 ounces and was 21 inches
long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are
Larry Pellom and the late Wonda
Pellom of Lenoir City, Tenn.
Paternal grandparents are Pen-

Cody

Garrett

Smith
Garrett and Latasha Smith of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son,
Cody Garrett Smith.
He was born on Aug. 27, 2008
at Martin Memorial North Hospital
in Stuart. He weighed 8 pounds
4 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches
long at birth.
Cody was welcomed home by
his big sisters Hailey and Addison
who love Cody very much.
Maternal grandparents are
Darrell and Teresa Marlow of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Ed-
die and Peggy Metallo of Stuart.

Engagements


Submitted photo
Jazmin Ruth Allen.
ny and Thomas McLaughlin of
Sebring and West Palm Beach.
Great grandparents are Brenda
Allen of Okeechobee and Warnick
Allen of Sebring.


Submitted photo
Cody Garrett Smith.
Great grandparents are Harbert
and Jeanette Smith of Tallahas-
see; Jarome and Janice Walton of
Kentucky; Harold and Harriett of
Ohio.
Great great grandmother is
Ruby Teague of Ohio.


Jaelynn

Alene Seigh
Robert Seigh and Jennifer
Hawes of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their
daughter, Jaelynn Alene Seigh.
She was born on Sept. 16, 2008
at Martin Memorial in Stuart. She
weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces and
was 21 inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are
Debbie and Harry Hawes of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Deb-

Kaylee

Jean Werk
Ashley Baughman of Belle
Glade and Dustin Werk of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Kaylee Jean Werk.
She was born on Sept. 16,
2008 at Wellington Regional
Medical Center in Wellington. She
weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and
was 20 inches long at birth.
Kaylee was welcomed home
by friends and family.
Maternal grandparents are
Jill and Jimmy Sconyers of Belle
Glade.
Paternal grandparents are
Robynn and Doug Werk of
Okeechobee.
Great grandparents are Mary
and Robert Walters of Okeecho


Bartoe -

Shireman
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bartoe are
proud to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Heather
Rene Bartoe, to Mark Allen Shire-
man.
The prospective groom is the
son of Art and Candace Shireman
of Okeechobee.


Submitted photo
Jaelynn Alene Seigh.
bie and Rod Metzgar of Lantana.
Great grandparents are Joan
and Grady Goggans.


Submitted photo
Kaylee Jean Werk.
bee; Harriet Murray of Gainesville,
Fla.; Lou Werk of Lake Placid;
Joan Baughman of Belle Glade
and Betty Murphy of Pahokee.


She attends Indian River State
College and is studying nursing.
She employed as a Can at the
Okeechobee Health Care Facility.
The groom is a 1986 graduate
of Glades Day School. He gradu-
ated in 1993 from Florida Interna-
tional University in Miami with a
Bachelors Degree in Business. He


The wedding is planned for is employed as a deputy sherrif at
March.


Submitted photo
Mark Allen Shireman and Heather Rene Bartoe.


The bride to be is a 2006 grad
uate of Okeechobee High School.


the Okeechobee
Department.


County Sherrif's


Submitted photo/Okeechobee Historical Society

Historical Society officers
The Executive Board of the Okeechobee Historical Soci-
ety are shown here after addressing 200 invitations for the
1950-1959 reunion, which was held Saturday, Nov. 8
New officers who took their positions in September are:
Betty Williamson, Sondra Sills, Wanda Conrad, Kay Mc-
Cool, Pearl Godwin, Wilma Williams, Paula Williams, Su-
sanne Morton, and Zelda Mixon.


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Local


student


bakes to


fund trip

Blue Ribbon winning pumpkin
cheesecake and Original White
Chocolate Coconut Cheesecake
are helping a middle school stu-
dent join a group of students
traveling to China during winter
break.
Jordan Canevari has been mak-
ing and selling cheesecake for a
couple of years. When he learned
about a chance to visit China he
decided to increase production to
help finance the trip. One week-
end he baked 12 cakes.
Jordan's pumpkin cheesecake
won a blue ribbon at the free fair
and the county fair two years ago
and the white chocolate cheese-
cake won red ribbons at both fairs
last year. Jordan experimented
with favorite flavors to create this
delicious and unusual dessert.
Excited about this once-in-a-
lifetime chance to meet and stay
with students at a Chinese school,
visit the Olympic Stadiums, Bei-
jing, Tian An Men Square, Xian,
Lijian and climb the Great Wall,
Jordan has also been selling muf-
fins and mowing lawns.


- 1>M I
Submitted photo
Jordan Canevari shows some
of the prize winning cheese-
cakes that he has been bak-
ing and selling to help fund
his trip to China, where he
will stay at a Chinese school
and get to visit some of the
great wonders of the Coun-
try such as the Great Wall of
China.


Okeechobee Forecast


Wednesday: Wind Chill Advisory Sunny, with a high near 66.
Wind chill values as low as 34 early. North northwest wind between
5 and 10 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Calm
wind.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming
northwest around 5 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Calm wind
becoming northwest around 5 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 73. North northwest wind around
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Hay bales burn in Viking


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
An estimated $12,600 in prop-
erty damage was done on Fri-
day after a tractor trailer fire on
N.W 240th Street, according to
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue
reports.
About 30 bales of hay on a
trailer burned and also damaged
the tractor, a 1988 Kenworth,


Four arr

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Three men and a juvenile were
arrested in connection with a se-
ries of altercations at a downtown
bar and booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail Saturday.
Charged were: Javier Flores,
18, S.R. 70 E.; Esau Medrano, 25,
N.W. 18th Ave.; Esael Hernandez,
20, Okeechobee; and Gerardo
Quinones, 14, of Okeechobee.
Arrest reports from the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD) state that: Flores
was charged with aggravated bat-
tery, and that his bond was set
at $2,500; Medrano was charged
with the felony of battery on a law
enforcement officer and the mis-
demeanor of resisting arrest with-
out violence, and that his bond
was set at $3,000; Hernandez was
charged with the felony of resist-
ing a law enforcement officer with
violence and the misdemeanor of
disorderly conduct, and that his
bond was set at $2,750; Quino-
nes was charged with the felony
of battery on a law enforcement
officer and the misdemeanors of
criminal mischief and disorderly
conduct. He was later released
into the custody of family mem-
bers.
An OCPD report by Officer
Chad Troutman states that officers
were dispatched at 12:34 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15, to El Amigo de
Todos, S.W Second St., in regard
to a fight. Once on the scene, the
officer was able to ascertain that
a woman was trying to get fam-
ily members out of the fight when
Flores approached her.
The man reportedly told her to


Paramedic Jay Curtis said.
The fire report stated no
one was injured but that nearly
10,000 gallons of water was used
to put out the fire. Five units and
seven firemen and volunteers
were on the scene for close to
three hours. The Division of For-
estry provided mutual aid and
one of their bulldozers cleared
the road of the debris.


The driver Ira Hill of Sebring,
said he had just picked up the
hay when he noticed that the
bales were burning at the back
end of the trailer over the rear
axle. The truck and trailer are
owned by Florida Sod of High-
lands County.
The cause of the fire was un-
der investigation, according to
the report.


ested in bar fight


Javier Flores Esau
Medrano
stay out of the fight, then grabbed
her by the hair and threw her to
the ground. Officer Troutman's
report goes on to state that the
woman was transported to Raul-
erson Hospital where it was dis-
covered that her left arm was bro-
ken in three places.
The victim was later taken to
another hospital for treatment but
Officer Troutman's report does
not indicate the name of the sec-
ond hospital.
While Officer Troutman was
involved with Flores, OCPD Of-
ficer Ryan Holroyd found Me-
drano involved in another fight in
the bar's parking lot while other
fights were going on inside the
building.
In his report, Officer Holroyd
states that he tired to get Me-
drano calmed down but the man
pushed him and yelled at him "...
to get off him." The officer then
stated that Medrano took a defen-
sive posture as if he was going to
fight the police officer.
As he tried to handcuff the
5-foot-11-inch, 300-pound Medra-
no, the man would pull his right
hand away and place it under his
chest, stated Officer Holroyd's
report. Officer Troutman then
stunned Medrano with a taser in
the left shoulder and the man quit


Esael Gerardo
Hernandez Quinones
fighting the officers, continued
Officer Holroyd's report.
A third report by Officer Belen
Reyna indicates that as he was
dealing with Hernandez the man
became combative and refused
to leave the bar.
"The subject started to roll up
his sleeves and said he was not
going anywhere," stated Officer
Reyna's report.
Officer Reyna went on to state
that he told the man he was un-
der arrest and when he reached
for Hernandez, the man would
pull away then walk away from
the officer. Despite warnings from
Officer Reyna and Officer Holroyd
the man reportedly still resisted
their attempts to handcuff him.
Finally, Officer Holroyd tased Her-
nandez then handcuffed him.
The OCPD reports also state
that the prongs from the tasers
were removed from the men by
personnel from the Okeechobee
City Fire Department and EMS.
In regard to Quinones, he re-
portedly also fought with the of-
ficers and continually banged his
head into a patrol car in an at-
tempt to put dents into the vehi-
cle, stated a fourth OCPD officer.
According to the reports all of
those arrested had been drinking.


Woman arrested on drug charge


Magistrate imposes fines


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Code
Enforcement Special Magistrate
Lois Nichols imposed fines for
code violations in five cases heard
Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 18. She
granted another month for those
cited to come into compliance
in three other cases and reduced
fines in three cases.
The cases of Lawrence Szaf-
raqniec, Stephanie and Charles
Crates, N & A Real Estate, and
Abdul and Yasmine Cumber Trust
were found to be in compliance
and were not heard. The case
against Lot 42 Crystal Lake LLC
was dismissed because the prop-
erty in question has been sold.
According to code enforce-
ment officer Beth Albert, Ethel
Jackson has a derelict, con-
demned structure on a N.E. 14th
Avenue lot. She was fined up $250
a day for every day of noncompli-
ance beginning Nov. 19.
Titus Sweat was cited for
equipment stored outdoors on
his N.W Sixth Street lot. Because
partial compliance has been
achieved he was fined $25.
At the October special mag-
istrate hearing, Elbert Kline was
given a month to bring his N.E.
16th Street property into compli-
ance including removal of accu-
mulated household goods and
derelict RVs or face a fine. That
was not totally accomplished so
he was fined $50 a day.
Kenneth Goyens was given un-
til Dec. 11 to get the required per-
mits and inspections on his N.E.
11 Street property,
Edward Boyd was fined $50 a
day because of the derelict block
structure on his U. S. 441 N. prop-
erty.
Andres Sanchez and Yudaisy
Miranda had been ordered to ob-
tain the necessary permits and
inspections for their N.E. Third
Drive property. Because the per-
mits were not obtained they were
fined $50 a day.
Timothy Crews and Angela
Cross were given until Dec. 11 to
remove the derelict mobile home
from their N.E. 12th Lane prop-
erty

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Because Everett Lawson has
turned in plans to the building de-
partment and should be getting a
permit in a few days, he was giv-
en until Dec. 11 to get the metal
building on his N. W. 22nd Ave-
nue lot permitted and inspected.
Turning to fine reductions,
Gina Villarreal and Ida Harrel
have accrued a total of $113,625


in fines in three cases on two dif-
ferent properties. They requested
a fine reduction. Ms. Nichols rec-
ommended that the county com-
missioners reduce the total fines
to $28,650.
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A local woman was arrested
on a felony drug charge after she
was stopped for pulling out in
front of a motorcycle in the 600
block of Parrott Ave.
Norma Payne Price, 63, S.R. 70
W, was arrested Friday, Nov. 14,
by detectives from the Okeecho-
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was charged with possession of
a controlled substance (Xanax)
and booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a bond of
$5,000.
The person operating the mo-


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tic baggie on the floor of the van,
between the two front seats. Two


more tablets were found on the
driver's seat under a blanket, the
report added.
According to the report the
nine tablets were later identified
as Xanax, while the other two
tablets were identified as being
roxicodone.
The detective went on to state
in his report that the woman had
a prescription for the roxicodone
pills.
Price was also issued a cita-
tion for failure to yield to oncom-
ing traffic, concluded the report.


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can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
RANTING ABOUT POLITICS: In reference to the "rant" by the
Republican who was in the paper, give it a rest. Your boy lost. Obama
and the Democrats are here to stay. "W" was a total disaster and your
Party will have to deal with it for a very long time. You can oppose
anything you want in the new administration, but they will govern
with a sense of pride and humility, not like the Bush bullies.
KITCHEN TALK: I was looking for the Kitchen Talk column. I
have been following it every week and trying the girl's recipes and
I just love them. There wasn't one this week and I was wondering
what happened. Editor's note: Due to a computer email problem, we
didn't get a column last week, but it will be back.
OBAMA: If Obama can follow through with his promise to all,
then so be it, but what happens if he can't? Will our economy con-
tinue to fall? Will people continue to lose all they have worked for?
This is what is concerning to a lot of us. I know people right now who
are pulling their money out of the market until it starts to change to
a good note and stay there for awhile. Think of all the older people
whose entire lives revolve around the stock market doing well to
make money and if it falls they start losing there retirement savings.
This is all a concern. College enrollment is at the lower part of the
list. Watching friends and family losing all is at the top part of it, as all
things continue to rise in costs and businesses close doors and homes
foreclosed on are all major concerns.
DRUNK DRIVERS: I have known plenty of kids who have been
caught drinking underage, get caught and told to pour out their
drinks. Those same kids go on to drink somewhere else and then
freely admit to driving home drunk the next day, laughing. I've known
people who have died by drunk drivers. Hell, how many have died
in Okeechobee this year because they were drunk. And their friends
still go on drinking and driving like it means nothing. They are get-
ting the alcohol from somewhere, there needs to be harsher penalties
for people providing alcohol to kids, even their parents. I've known
people that thought a good night was getting drunk and still being
able to stay quiet in the bushes while the cops are looking for them.
Maybe someone can start a campaign where we put signs in gas sta-
tions, stores, and the like reminding them that they can call 911 if they
see a drunk driver.
ELECTION: You think Obama is going to destroy America? Well,
too late Bush already has, and as has been shown by the elections
most Americans believed McCain would dig the hole even deeper.
MEDICAID: I have been working since I was 17 yrs old. I am 40
now. I have been with this same employer now for three years. I am
offered insurance through my company, but unfortunately I can't af-
ford the insurance premiums right now to be taken out of my pay-
check, due to mortgage, car payment, car insurance, etc. So I pay
for all of my doctor's visits and my lab work out of my own pocket.
Which is fine, I guess. I have no other choice. So here's my point. I
have a friend, well let's say she's a friend that has not worked in al-
most 20 years due to her choice. She has been taking the wrong path
in her life. She has multiple children that one of which her mother
takes care of, and the other two she put up for adoption. She lives
wherever she can, and does whatever she can for money for her
drug habits. This woman has Medicaid and has every possible medi-
cal need taken care of for her. Why is that? I get so angry at times to
just think about that. A lot of us work hard out here and can't afford
important things for ourselves and then you have someone like that,
that honestly does not have any intentions to work and gets all her
health care taken care of. What's wrong with this picture?
TEEN DRINKING: Since the advent of the alcoholic beverage
there have been kids sneaking drinks behind their parent's backs.
There have also been people who cared enough to try to stop that
problem or at least try to save some kids lives. When you see one of
the officers in this town, please thank them for all they do. PLEASE
remember they have kids like you. Remember they have dreams,
wishes and wants just like you. Those heroes need your prayers
and support in front of the legislature, county commissions and city
councils.
CARS: Some are placing blame on the U.S. auto makers for not
making smaller cars, and to have kept on making SUVs. They made
what the American people wanted. We have plenty of small Ameri-
can cars, some of the smallest models are no longer produced in
the U.S. because they were no longer selling. They have been selling
in Europe, and are being brought back to the U.S. markets in 2010.
Along with more models of (waste of money) hybrids. Remember, if
you do find yourself in the market for a car, and you do not see one
you like on the lot (because we are keeping our inventories low), we
can find just what you are looking for and have it in a day. We can
search 300 dealerships in Florida and the southeast and find what
you want in a few minutes. At no additional cost. Rebates are at an all
time high right now.
CAR SEAT: To the person that on Tuesday, Nov. 11 after 2:45 p.m.
took my son's car seat out of my white car. How dare you put my
child's safety in jeopardy. How do you expect me to take my 4 year
old child home from the doctor's office without a car seat? For one
thing, there are programs out there for people who cannot afford car
seats or booster seats that will help them out. There is no need to go
and invade somebody's property and their belongings and take their
property. It made my child cry. And now a 4 year old has found out
about stealing and kids that age don't need to understand that stuff.
When I saw the car seat was gone, I was worried about the other
things I had in the vehicle, but nothing else was stolen. Now the bible
teaches to forgive people, so I do forgive you. But for everybody else,
be safe. With the economy the way it is, please be sure to keep your
doors locked. And also watch out for your vehicles when it comes to
your gas tank. I live in Treasure Island and I've had someone try to
steal gas out of every one of my vehicles.
EVERGREEN CEMETERY: This is about the Okeechobee Ever-
green Cemetery. My mother and father are both buried out here. Its
pretty low down when somebody has to come and steal off of the
graves. They stole the little angel off of my mothers grave. That is
pretty low down. If you wanted it we could have bought you one. I
think they need to check into some of this stuff as to what is going on
out here at this cemetery. And make the person who has been doing
this stealing, pay for it.
CUSTOMER: This is to the customer who left the red deposit bag
in the shopping cart. Please call the store, there is no name to call you
for you to come pick up your deposit bag. It is a red deposit bag and it
was left in a cart at one of the stores you were shopping in.
PRESIDENT: Thank God I'm not the President, I think I have too
much common sense. Afghanistan Osama Bin Laden. Afghanistan
is growing these poppy flowers for heroine. And we haven't touched
that. Well I say, we should tell them to give us Osama Bin Laden or
we will Agent Orange their poppy fields. And that way we'll get him
really fast. And if we don't then we need to Agent Orange the Poppy
Flowers. Then maybe send them some corn seeds or tomato seeds. A
harvest of wheat maybe? And I call this stuff in and you don't publish
it, and I don't know why. The people need to know this stuff. Send
them over there and let them fight this war. And I don't understand
why our military is in Afghanistan and they haven't annihilated the
poppy plants yet. What is that? What is going on? If I was the presi-
dent, I'd say "hey, your poppy flowers are gone unless we get Obama
Bin Laden." And what is wrong with our government that they can't
think like me? Its just common sense from the low person on the to-
tem pole. But oh I guarantee you probably won't print this, because
it makes too much sense.
DEBT: The trillions of dollars this country is now in debt is beyond
imagination. Just the interest on that money is billions of dollars a
year. No wonder we are in such trouble. Allowing deficit spending is
just wrong. We have to stop it. When Clinton was in office, the Con-
gress passed the balance budget bill and for a few years, the federal
government had a balanced budget and they were at least not mak-
ing the debt bigger. But then Bush by executive order suspended the
balanced budget rule so he could spend billions on the wars. I hope
Obama will throw out that executive order and require government
to live within its means. No wonder so many Americans are up to
their ears in debt just like our country.


Letters to the Editor


National Farm City
Week
This Thanksgiving Day, as we
gather with family and friends
to count our blessings, let's give
thanks for the bounty we enjoy
not just on this holiday, but every
day. The safe, plentiful food that
is available to us, and the prod-
ucts used to produce the cloth-
ing, housing, medicines, fuel and
other products we use on a daily
basis, didn't just appear in a store.
They got here thanks to a tremen-
dous partnership of farmers and
ranchers, processors, brokers,
truckers, shippers, advertisers,
wholesalers and retailers.
In appreciation of this farm-
city partnership, the President of
the United States annually pro-
claims the week leading up to
and including Thanksgiving Day
as National Farm City Week.
Rural and urban residents are
"Partners in Progress" who pro-
duce the products, consume the
products and make them read-
ily available through an efficient
production and marketing chain.
Farmers and ranchers are just
the beginning of that chain. Farm
workers, researchers, processors,
shippers, truck drivers, inspectors,
wholesalers, in the incredible pro-
ductivity that has made our na-
tion's food and fiber system the
envy of the world.
This week, as we celebrate
Thanksgiving, let's remember the
vital farm-city partnerships that
have done so much to improve
the quality of our lives. Rural and
urban communities working to-
gether have made the most of our
rich agricultural resources, and
have made significant contribu-
tions to our health and well-being
and to the strength of our nation's
economy. For this, we can give
thanks.
Trey Whitehurst,
President
Okeechobee County Farm
Bureau

An election journey
Election day is a day of great
celebration, because we are a
Blessed Free Nation that can go to
the polls, take a ballot, scan it and
select the candidate/candidates


we believe are best to guide our
nation, state, county and city gov-
ernments without any reprisals
or threats. We achieved this great
privilege of voting by our forefa-
thers who fought and died for us
to participate in such a privilege.
Elections are to be taken seri-
ous and should never be abused.
That goes for the candidate seek-
ing office. Today, I believe those
who have fought and died for
such are turning over in their
graves because we have taken
such a privilege and scarred it
with lies, deceit, in-morality and
big money.
A candidate running for office
should never use the term "me or
I" will accomplish XYZ and mak-
ing promises that cannot be kept.
A candidate who has earned the
privilege of serving becomes part
of a team and not a one person
show. Because of the great sac-
rifices made, a candidate should
never distort the facts of his/her
military record because it is an
absolute dishonor to the men/
women serving in our past his-
tory and present day military to
protect our daily freedoms.
This election was no differ-
ent than my first. I see them as
learning experiences, not un-suc-
cessful. Seeking the position as a
City Council member has been
an extraordinary journey. Why?
You believe you put your best
foot forward; you tell and answer
people's questions with truth, not
what they want to hear and want
them to believe. Your intention is
to join a team of council mem-
bers whom I believe are doing an
excellent job managing our city
as a team, not as individuals. You
make no promises because those
that do, break them and history
has proven such and that is why I
dedicated nothing but hard work
to the people of Okeechobee
City.
When you lose, you wonder.
Is telling the truth the right thing
to do or telling people what they
want to hear is best and taking
special interest money is the right
way to go? The answer is always
no in my mind as a Christian.
Why? Because our children today
are our future and they are pres-
ently growing up in a "political
environment," witnessing that it


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is okay for a politician from the
highest office on down to lie, de-
ceit, in-morality, one who distorts
facts and the end result, they gain
office.
And yes, it happens right here
in our own community.
We are a great nation and we
are a great community and we
must fight to preserve what is


right. I congratulate Mayor Kirk for
his return to office; we as a com-
munity did not need to lose him. I
want to especially thank all those
who supported this candidate on
his extraordinary journey.
God Bless,
Francis Jim Vensel


Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 19
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863- 763-2893.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (Behind Napa Auto Parts) A.A. Grapevine
Group (Open Discussion) 6:30 p.m.; NA. Nowhere Left To Go Group
8 p.m. *The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with
any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
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.

Thursday, Nov. 20
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.
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet
Topp at 863-824-2899.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The
Sick Group (Basic Text) 8 p.m. *The Just for Today Club of Okeecho-
bee is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
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.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will
meet for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the
Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at 863-763-
2285.
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.
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 at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at 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.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for wom-
en 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 lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group ev-
ery Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call 863-467-2321.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W 6th Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Okeechobee Contractors Association will meet every third
Thursday from noon until 1 p.m. at Beef O' Bradys. All contractors
are welcome. For more information, contact Scott Chapman at 863-
634-7532.
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.

Friday, Nov. 21
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is in-
vited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at 800-
932-8677.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The
Sick (OP, SP) 8 p.m. *The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not
affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held
on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405
U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon.
Women should bring business cards and information to promote their
business. The meeting provides networking opportunities for women
in business and is open to the public. No membership is required. For
information, contact Robin Delgado at 800-299-8878; or, by e-mail at
info@flainjurylawyer.com.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a weekly meeting, Overeaters
Anonymous (OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Avenue on Fridays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street
entrance.) Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet club. There are
no dues, fees or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a
desire to stop eating compulsively. For more information call Loretta
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Edith Pearl Price, 88
OKEECHOBEE Edith Pearl
Price, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, at
her residence. She was 88.
Born June 30, 1930 in Waltham,
Mass., she had been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past 2 years,
and was a member of the Church of
the Nazarene. She enjoyed crochet,
ceramics, grandchildren, playing the
piano, and Church activities.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, Chester Davis Price; four
brothers; and two sisters.
She is survived by sons, Chester
Warren Price (Carol) of Litchfield,
N.H., and David Price Dracut of
Mass.; daughter, Evelyn Alicea (Rev.
Marcelino Alicea), of Okeechobee;
14 grandchildren; three step-grand-
children; 32 great-grandchildren;
and six great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from
6 p.m. until service time of 7 p.m.
Thursday in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel, with Pastor Lois Mo-
renville officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
butions may be made to the Hos-
pice of the Treasure Coast; or the
Church of the Nazarene.
All arrangements are under the di
reaction and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.

Ida Lillian Harer, 78
OKEECHOBEE Ida Lillian Harer,
died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, in
Okeechobee. She was 78.
Born Feb. 25, 1930 in Jersey Shore,
Pa., she had been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1996, and was of
the Methodist Faith.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, Delmar C. Harer; brothers,
Charles Yaggie, Junior Yaggie, Andy
Yaggie, and Kenney Yaggie; and sis-
ters, Lillian Morgan, and Nona
Streck.
She is survived by her nephew,
Gordon Morgan (Malissa); great-
nephews, Justin Morgan, and Jarred
Morgan; nephews, Steve Morgan
(Wanda), James Morgan, all of
Okeechobee, and Michael Morgan
(Brenda), of Winter Haven; nieces,
Wanda Lewis (Bill), of Jefferson,
N.C., Cindy Crouch (Sam), of Hay-
market, Va., Sharon Poirier
(Claude), Linda Weir (Don), and
Yvonne Morgan, all of Okeechobee;
and sister, Kathryn Harer, of Liber
ty,Pa.
The family will receive friends from
5 p.m. until service time of 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
Friends may send condolences to
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu
neral Home, 110 N.E. 5th St.,
Okeechobee.

Thomas Perkins
Hanna, 72
OKEECHOBEE Thomas Perkins
Hanna, died Saturday,
Nov. 15, 2008, in Okee-
chobee. He was 72.
Born July 17, 1936 in Orangburg,
S.C., he served in the United States
Navy on the USS Randolph, and had
been a resident of Okeechobee for
the past 35 years.
He is preceded in death by three
sisters and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife of 36
years, Marlene, of Okeechobee.
There will be no services.
All arrangements are under the di
reaction and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.
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Linda Marie Linen
OKEECHOBEE In loving memo-
ry of our mother, Linda Marie Linen,
daughter to the late Joseph and Ar-
della Honsinger Yetto of Troy, New
York.
Mom was born in Troy on Oct. 2,
1947, and moved to Florida in 1979.
She passed away in her home in
Okeechobee on Thursday, Nov. 13,
2008.
She is survived by her loving hus-
band of 41 years, Charles A. Linen;
daughters, Lorrie and Bonnie; step
children, Patty and Chuckie Linen;
brother, Joey, Ernie, Danny, George
and Petter Yetto; sisters, Josie Woo-
dard, Bonnie Bell, Leona Dudweire;
late sisters, Peggy DeGeorge and
Mary Gooden; many loving grand-
children and a great-granddaughter.
Memorial services will be held 10
a.m. Saturday at Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home, with Chaplain Ed of
Big Lake Hospice officiating.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com
All arrangements are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
NE 2nd ST, Okeechobee, FL 34972.

Stephen S. Fish, 62
OKEECHOBEE Stephen S. Fish,
died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in his
residence. He
was 62.
Born Oct. 7,
1946 in Roches-
ter, N.Y., he had
been a resident of
Okeechobee for
the past 15 years,
and was a mem-
ber of the Moose of Buckhead
Ridge.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley
Ann Merritt-Fish, of Okeechobee;
daughter, Alicia Bockaras, of Aber
deen, S.D.; grandchildren, Samantha
and Everette, of Aberdeen, S.D.;
stepson, Chuck Wright, of India-
napolis, Ind.; sister, Elizabeth Madi
gan, of Romulus, N.Y.; and sister-in-
law, Lois Hancock, of Okeechobee.
The family will receive friends from
6 p.m. until service time of 7 p.m.
Friday in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.

Wanda Faye Garcia, 50
OKEECHOBEE Wanda Faye
Garcia, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008,
in Okeechobee. She was 50.
Born Oct. 30,
1948 in Cincinna-
ti, Ohio, she had
been a resident of
Okeechobee for
the past 45 years,
and enjoyed her
grandchildren.
She is preceded
in death by her brothers, Wayne Oli-
ver and Jimmy Jo Oliver.
She is survived by her husband,
Jose Garcia, of Texas; daughter, An
drea Garcia; grandsons, Matthew
Garcia, Jonathan Garcia, and Aidan
Garcia; brothers, Jesse Oliver (Kay-
la), and Adam Oliver, all of Okee-
chobee; sisters, Rosetta Sires
(Elisha), of Mississippi, Helen Oliver
(Albert Lopez), of Channelview,
Texas, and Peggy Longoria (Arthur),
of Okeechobee; and mother, Ima
gene Baker, of Okeechobee.
The family will receive friends from
12 noon until service time of 2 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21, in the Buxton Funer
al Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.



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CHOOSE LOVE


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.

Healthy Start Yard
sale
Healthy Start of Okeechobee
will hold their annual yard sale
where they will have a variety of
baby items for excellent prices on
Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m., at the Okeechobee
County Health Department audi-
torium.


Order of the Eastern
Star holds breakfast
On Sunday, Nov. 23, from 8
until 11 a.m., the Okeechobee
Chapter No. 128 Order of the East-
ern Star will sponsor a breakfast at
the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge,
107 N.W. Fifth Ave., Okeechobee.
Breakfast menu is as follows for
a $7 donation: Homemade bis-
cuits and sausage gravy, scram
bled eggs, hash brown casserole,
sausage and bacon, grits, orange
juice and coffee.

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 sup
per will begin at 6 p.m., with a
performance at 7 p.m. by Chris-
tian Country Music Artist, Tommy
Brandt. This event is sponsored by
Cowboys for Christ. For informa
tion call Doyle McDuffie 863-763-
2285; Kim Davis 863-467-2855; or
David Eng 863-634-3360.


Holiday Happenings


Christmas trees are
headed to Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine Club
will have Live Christmas Trees
snow-fresh from Michigan. Doug-
las Fir and Scotch Pine will be
available beginning Friday, Nov.
28, (day after Thanksgiving) in
Flagler Park. 5-8 ft. trees will be
available. All proceeds will benefit
the Okeechobee Shrine Club and
Amara Shrine Temple. For more
information call the Okeechobee
Shrine Club at 863-763-3378; Kip
Gardner at 863-610-6659; or Da
vid Pittard at 863-801-1678. Come
early for the best selections.

Turkeys available for
Thanksgiving
The Masonic Lodge is selling
holiday turkeys. Place orders at
Porter's Cleaners, 1700 S. Parrott
Ave. for your fully cooked whole
roasted turkey 18-20 pounds.
Turkeys are $30 each. Order by
Nov. 22, pick up on Thursday,
Nov. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at
the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge.
(Limited to the first 75 orders).

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

Moose Lodge selling
Koeze Nuts
The Okeechobee Loyal Order
of Moose, Legionnaires are again
holding their annual Koeze Nut
Fund Raiser for Food Baskets for
the less fortunate. Order forms
and catalogs may be picked up
at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Par-
rott Ave. See Paul at the Lodge,
159 NW 36th Street, or call 863
763-4954. You can also call Paul
Diamond P.G. Fund Chairman,
863-467-1484 to order.

Tree lighting
ceremony Dec. 2
The City of Okeechobee's An-
nual Tree Lighting Ceremony will
be Dec. 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m.,
in the City Hall Park. Okeechobee
County Schools' Chorus Group
will perform. Santa will arrive to
visit with children.


City Hall Park
to hosts Santa
Santa will be at City Hall on
Dec. 2, following the Lighting Cer-
emony; December 3, 4, 9, 10, 11,
15, 16 and 17 from 6 to p.m. Stop
by for a picture with Santa!

Christmas window
contest open
Okeechobee Main Street has
announced their Third Annual
Christmas Window Decorating
Contest. Businesses will need to
have windows decorated before
the City's Tree Lighting ceremony
on Dece. 2. Judging will be on
Dec. 13. The winner will receive
a plaque. For information please
contact Okeechobee Main Street
863-357-MAIN.

Christmas parade
planned
Chamber of Commerce Light-
ed Christmas Parade will be Dec.
13, with line up at 5:30 p.m. A
craft show will be in Flagler Parks
2 and 3. For more information,
contact the Chamber at 763-
6464.

Santa in the Park
Kiwanis will sponsor Santa in
Flagler Park 4 on Dec. 6, 13, 19,
20, 22, 23 & 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Santa on fire truck
The City Firefighters will host
Santa on the firetruck visits on:
Dec. 18, in the N.W & N.E. sec-
tions of the city; Dec. 19, in the SE
section of the city; and Dec. 20 in
the SW section of the city.

Christmas gift drive
My Aunt's House anticipates
an overwhelming number of re-
quests this year for assistance,
please help if you can. Suggested
items: puzzles, books, balls, board
games, watches, dolls, cars, and
socks. Items can be brought to
the Okeechobee County School
Board office. The Community
Collaborative Council collects
items for the gift drive which My
Aunt's House distributes to local
families. For more information
contact Sharon Vinson 863-462-
5000 ext 257.

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church planning a holiday event
or fundraiser? Email your news
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Orchid Club plans
meeting
The Okeechobee Orchid Club
meets on Monday, Nov. 24, and
will discuss, "Growing Orchids
Under Trees." Club member Dera
Muszick has graciously offered to
share her experiences with grow-
ing orchids under trees, what
works, what doesn't, how to do it
efficiently and economically. This
will be followed by a repotting
and dividing workshop.
Bring an orchid you'd like
help with in repotting or dividing.
Bring your own pot, medium, and
tools. Or just come watch. There
will be an orchid drawing as a
fund-raiser, The meeting is set for
Monday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m., at the
Cooperative Extension Office, 458
Highway 98 N. 863-763-6469 The
Garden Club meets at 6 p.m., at
the same location.

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


School board to
discuss federal grants
for 2008-09...
Okeechobee County School
Board will be hosting a meeting
to inform private schools of fed-
eral grant opportunities for the
2009-10 school year. The meet
ing is scheduled for Monday, Nov.
24 at 2 p.m., and will be held in
room 303 of the Okeechobee
County School Board office. All
private schools are invited and en-
couraged to attend.

Collaborative Council
to meet
The Community Collabora
tive Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network
will conduct their monthly meet-
ing on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 10
a.m., in the board room of the
Okeechobee School Board Of-
fice. Guest speakers will be: John
Romano -New Horizons; Nedjie
Joseph New Horizons; and Jes-
sica Ports American Red Cross.
The public is invited to attend.
For more information, please call
Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000
ext. 257.


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Places of

Worship
Share your news and photos
for this column by email to
pgawda@newszap.com
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Mark Twain once said "Reports
of my demise are greatly exagger-
ated." The same could be said of
Grace Brethren Church, 701 S.
Parrott Avenue. In spite of rumors
to the contrary, the church has no
intention to close her doors. Rev.
Jim Waters is the current pastor
of Grace Brethren. His affiliation
with Grace over the past five years
has been that of music and edu-
cation ministry which included
supply preacher in the absence,
from time to time, of the former
pastor Dave Ogden. Rev. Waters
was called by the church as bi-
vocational pastor on Feb. 17, of
this year.
His experience in the pulpit is
that which spans more than ten
years as an associate pastor, pas-
tor and supply preacher. His wife,
Elaine, compliments the ministry
as being of the same spirit. To-
gether, they display a true love
of Christ which reflects not just
the spiritual but also the practical
Christian life. Music and writing


are also special loves of the pas-
tor. In addition to his written stud-
ies, Rev. Waters has also written
and produced on CD a series of
messages based on the day Christ
went to Calvary to be the unself-
ish and ultimate sacrifice for the
sin of the world.
The group Psalm 101 will be
in concert at Treasure Island
Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 4421
S.E. at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6. A love
offering will be taken. Contact
person is Gracie Morton, 863 634
5283.
Psalm 101 may be new, but
not the individuals that comprise
this ministry. Bill and Angela Fulk-
erson have been sharing their
'God-given' talents in churches all
over the Unites States and Over-
sees for many years.
Angela is a 'P.K.' or preacher's
kid. All of her life she has served
the Lord and the church with
her anointed singing, song writ-
ing and musical abilities. She has
traveled with her family for many
years as they held revivals and
camp meetings across the coun-
try. At the age of three, she sang
her first song in church. At the
age of 11, she wrote her first song
and won first place at the Talent
Search at the All Night Gospel
Sing in Bonifay. In 1987, her father
was pastor of a church in Hous-
ton, Texas for about a year and a
half. It was there Angela met her
future husband, Bill Fulkerson. It
was evident that Bill had a great
love for God and for playing the
guitar. Bill and Angela were mar-
ried five years later and this was
truly a marriage made in heaven
and ordained by God. Through
the years they have developed
with much prayer and practice
the gifts God had given them into
a mighty tool that has encouraged
and strengthened many souls
wherever they go to minister.


Bill and Angela felt God lead-
ing them to step through some
doors God had started opening.
In 2002, they won first place at
the Waycross, Ga., Talent Search
hosted by Bill Bailey. Psalm 101
received the highest scores ever
in the history of the event. They
were able to sing on the main
stage that night with such artists
as the Crabb Family. Gerald Crabb
came up to Angela and encour-
aged her to record a project and
get her songs on the radio and
that is exactly what she is doing.
In October 2003, Psalm 101
completed their first project and
sent their first song to national ra-
dio. "Perfect Love," written byAn-
gela Fulkerson, received wonder-
ful response from radio stations
and was added to the play list of
several major networks including
Solid Gospel. Their second song,
"My Father's House" hit the Sing-
ing News top 80 charts in July
2004.
In late 2006, Psalm 101 pro-
duced their own CD as an inde-
pendent artist. This CD, entitled,
"Worth the Wait," has received
rave reviews from everyone. Their
first single to radio, "He Prays For
Me," is still in medium & high
rotations on Southern Gospel &
Christian Country stations across
the U.S. and Canada.
Psalm 101 is not limited to a
certain style and this versatility has
opened many doors for them.
Oakview Baptist Church,
677 S.W 32nd St., will be pre-
senting a Christmas Cantata
"Festival of Carols" on Sunday,
Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. Oakview's se-
nior adults will be travelling to the
Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in
Fort Myers on Friday, Dec. 12, to
see Irving Berlin's "White Christ-
mas." The church was able to
send 200 gift filled shoe boxes to
the "Operation Christmas Child"


project this year for needy chil-
dren around the world.
Oakview is hosting the Chris-
tian Team Trails Fishing Tourna-
ment on the first Saturday of each
month at Okee-Tantie. The cost is
$75 per boat. For more informa-
tion 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, is planning
to take youth in the ninth grade
and above to Word of Life Su-
per 2008 in Orlando Dec. 5. This
will be 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 Brethren
Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Lo-
cal quilters are wanted display
their quilts. If you are interested in
showing your quilts at this event
please contact Joan Caves at
863-763-2903 by November 21.
Admission is $5. Proceeds go to
Okeechobee Christian Academy.
The Okeechobee News
welcomes news from area
churches for this column. Email
okeenews@newszap.com or call
Pete Gawda at 863 763-3134, ex-
tension 4225.


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OUA
Continued From Page 1
with the January billing cycle a
late fee will not be imposed until
day 21. The cutoff date for non-
payment will remain the 26th day
after the billing date.
"I think it is onerous to have
a penalty after 15 days," was the
opinion of Devin Maxwell.
"This has always been con
fusing," Elder Sumner said of the
current billing system.
Another of the major changes
in the resolution eliminated a sec-
ond payment of capital connec
tion charges. Currently, if service
is terminated for more than three
years, all applicable fees include
ing a capital connection charge
must be paid for utility service
to resume. Under the new reso-
lution, if service is terminated
or the meter is removed for any
length of time, in order to restore
service, all applicable fees must
be paid as well as all guaranteed
revenue charges accrued from
date of termination of service. It
is assumed that capital connec-
tion charges were paid at the time
of initial connection. However, if
the total cost exceeds the fees for
new service, then the customer
will pay the lesser fee for instal-
lation for new service including a
capital connection fee.
Another change in the reso-
lution would require a landlord
to furnish written authorization
for a tenant to open an account.
The resolution also makes allow-
ance for time payments if the total
hookup fees for a new service is
$5,000 or more. Another policy
change would require custom-


ers to pay a monthly sewer base
charge even if they do not connect
to the OUA sewer system that is
accessible to their property.
Jeff Larson, OUA's financial ad-
visor, discussed the utility's debt
structure and financial status. In
connection with his presentation,
the board authorized Mr. Larson
to negotiate with Regions Bank
for a second $10,000,000 loan to
finance wastewater system ex-
pansion.
"We think the Region's Bank
loan is a good thing," Mr. Larson
asserted. "Rates now look good."
Hopefully, he will be able to
present loan details to the board
at their December meeting and
the loan will be closed by the end
of the year.
The board also passed a reso-
lution providing preliminary au-
thorization to issue bonds to refi-
nance the loan if necessary.
After some discussion the
board clarified their position on
maintenance of the King's Bay
sewer system. The board cleared
up the confusion that was caused
by a recent letter from OUA to the
King's Bay Homeowners' Asso
ciation. The current policy, going
back to the original agreement
with King's Bay, remains in effect.
The utility will do repair work on
private property between the col
election tank and the utility ease
ment. A record is kept of the cost
of those repairs on an annual
basis. That total cost for King's
Bay maintenance will be used
to determine the monthly fee in
dividual King's Bay homeowners
will pay the next year.
"We are responsible from
the collection tank out," was the
opinion of board attorney Tom
Conley, referring to the original


agreement.
King's Bay has a unique sewer
system which has pumps and
collection tanks on individual lots
that are piped to sewer mains in
the street. The agreement with
King's Bay allows OUA to go
on private property to work on
the lines between the collection
tanks and the utility easement.
Throughout the rest of the area
served by OUA, sewer customers
are responsible for sewer lines on
their property.
In other business, the board:
*authorized the attorney to
continue negotiations to pur-
chase property adjacent to the
surfacewater treatment plant;
*authorized extension of time
on a promissory note to Okeecho-
bee Raceway Car Wash;
*approved a certificate of sub-
stantial completion byYoungquist
Brothers, Inc, of Fort Myers for
work on the wastewater treat-
ment plant expansion project;
agreed to advertise for engi-
neering services for the Treasure
Island vacuum sewer system
project;
*received financial statements
for Sept. 30 and Oct. 31;
*declared certain items to be
surplus;


*approved payment of
$888,677.68 to Wharton-Smith,
Inc. of Palm City for progress pay
ments on the wastewater treat-
ment plant expansion project;
*approved a mowing contract
with Quality Lawn Care Services;
*approved two work change
directives for Wharton-Smith;
approved a progress payment
in the amount of $966,153.40 to
Youngquist Brothers, Inc. for well
work done in connection with
the wastewater treatment plant
expansion project;
approved a progress payment
in the amount of $127,043.23 to
Derrico Construction, Corp. of
Melbourne for the SE-2 lift station
and gravity sewer rehabilitation;
and
*approved a change order
from Wharton-Smith increasing
the contract price on the waste
water treatment plant expansion
by $76,722.
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History
Continued From Page 1
bee County has had at least two
female commissioners before,
Mrs. Garrard Helton will be the
first Republican commissioner in
this predominately Democratic
county.
Installation of the newly elect
ed commissioner and reorganize
tion of the commission will be
the first order of business. New
officers will be elected and ap-
pointments will be made to vari-
ous boards and committees. Out-
going commissioner Elvie Posey
will be presented a plaque for his
services.
The meeting should be brief
for other than the above business,
there are only four action items
on the agenda. However, two of
the times are rather unusual.
The first item has to do with
two unwanted boats. After Hur-
ricane Jeanne in September,
2004, the boats were abandoned
by their owners. The county has
accrued expenses in moving and
storage of these boats. No one
showed up at an advertised auc-
tion to bid on them. The county


has title to both vessels and to
morrow commissioners will de
termine what to do with them.
In the other unusual item,
someone actually wants to give
the county something. Robert Da-
vid is offering to give the county
a lot in Orange Blossom Ranches
off N.W Eighth Avenue. He has
unsuccessfully tried to sell the lot
which is too small for a building
site.
The other two items deal with
recreation. The board will con-
sider purchasing two, 10-row
bleachers for C. Scott Driver Rec
reaction Area. The board is also
scheduled to form a parks and
recreation master plan advisory
committee to develop recreation
ideas and develop funding for
those ideas.
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D is for Download: More computer definitions


By Diane Timmons
Okeechobee News
Let's look at some computer
definitions again, which also
gives me a chance to give you
little tips along the way.
Default: Have you seen the
word default used when describ-
ing settings for a piece of soft-
ware? Default usually means the
way the manufacturer set up the
software for initial use. But soft-
ware can be set up to behave
in many different ways by set-
ting your preferences. Look for
the words preferences, options
or customize in the menu items
across the top of your page. These
allow you to set up the software
to your needs.
Dialog box: This is a win-
dow that opens up in response
to a command you select. It may
give you information, or it may
ask for information from you. It
also could give you information
about a problem your computer
is having.
Double-click: To press the
left mouse button, twice in suc-
cession without moving the
mouse. You do this to execute
an action, such as opening an
application. When to left click,
double-click or right click can
get confusing for new users. Re-
member this, if a single click of
the left mouse button doesn't
result in the response from the
computer you are looking for, try
the double click. You aren't going
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text menu" which will be related
to wherever your mouse is on the
screen. Think of a context menu
as a handy shortcut to an action
because you don't have to move
the mouse up to menu items or
icons at the top of the screen.
Download: Simply the pro-
cess of copying files from one
computer to another, usually
your own. We can download a
game, a photo or an application
from the Internet. Remember, the
Internet is millions of computers
all hooked together.
Drag and drop: This is a way
to move an item (such as a file)
from one place to another. When
you have two folders open or vis-
ible on your desktop, you can se-
lect a file in one folder and while


holding the left mouse button
down, move or drag the object to
the new location and release the
mouse button to put the file in
the destination folder. I drag and
drop to my desktop all the time
when I want to have short-term,
convenient access to a file.
Driver: A driver is software
your operating system uses to
control a piece of hardware either
inside or attached to your com-
puter. The driver you are probably
most familiar with is the printer
driver. Most manufacturers make
the drivers for their equipment,
even older equipment, available
on the Internet at their web site.
Often this software has been up-
dated so an old printer can still be
used with a new computer using
a newer operating system. Don't
junk an older printer or scanner
just because you don't have the
driver software. Go to the manu-
facturer's web site and search for
"drivers."
DVD vs. CD: On the outside,
CDs (Compact Disc) and DVDs
(Digital Versatile Disc) look alike.
But DVDs store information more
efficiently. CDs came first with
a capacity of nearly 700 mega-
bytes. Then came DVDs with the
capacity to store enough data for
a full-length movie, about 4.7 gi-
gabytes. On an older computer,
you may only be able to read or
write (burn) to a CD because of
the drive that is installed. It takes
a DVD drive to read a DVD disk.
Look at the door of your drive. It
will tell you if it can read or write


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this packaging Is for DVDs
that are rewritable. That Is,
you can burn to this DVD and
then at a later time, erase the
old data and write new.
to a DVD. You need to purchase
the correct kind of CD or DVD de-
pending on if you want to burn
to it once or many times. When
buying the CD or DVD, look for
the words read-write, or rewrit-
able. RW stands for read-write.
So the packaging for the DVD you
purchase may read, DVD-RW.
This means that on this particular
DVD you can burn data and then
at a later time, erase the DVD and
burn new data to it. If the CD
or DVD you purchase is labeled
CD-R or DVD-R, it means you can
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Grow cool season crops in containers


By Angela Sachson
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods
Not everyone wants or needs
a big vegetable garden. Some of
us just yearn for the taste of some
homegrown broccoli or fresh
herbs for salsa. Here's a way to
contain your garden.
There is no reason to tear up
your yard-in fact; the current
conventional wisdom is that till-
ing the ground may be bad for it.
So if you are short on space and
hoping to grow a little food, try
the following methods.
It's always a good idea to start
small, and in this case we mean
tiny. Any corner of your yard is a
spot for a container of vegetables
as long as it gets 6 hours of sun.
The sidewalk, the driveway, the


patio, deck, dock or balcony can
all work just fine.
And container gardening has
advantages even if you have
plenty of space. No tilling, fewer
weeds, absence of nematodes,
and even some portability in case
of threatened freeze.
The first requirement for a con-
tainer is that it cost little or, prefer-
ably, nothing. You can buy grow
bags but why would you. In fact,
if you forget your reusable gro-
cery bags and end up with some
plastic ones, poke some drainage
holes in the bottom, put in some
potting soil and plant. This planter
even has handles for moving.
You can use tires, baskets, kid-
die pools, barrels and drums, and
restaurants buy oil and other food


in large buckets and cans. Look
around your house and yard for
likely candidates. Just be sure to
provide holes
for drainage. I
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Unusual con-
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good for or-
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plants.
Potatoes
grow great in a large container
of layered compost and soil. Just
plant the eyes in the bottom of a
barrel and continue to add soil
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toes until I taste the home grown
kind. The container also protects
from marauding critters.
Smaller con-
tainers are great
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with chives and
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shoe of parsley.
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this whimsical
addition to your
formal garden. When choosing a
container, keep in mind the size
of the plant you want to grow
and the size of the root system as
well. Strawberry jars are good for
herbs and also provide a vertical
home for (you guessed it) straw-
berries.
One popular new way to grow
vegetables is upside down in spe-
cial bags. Watering and feeding
from the top, growing toward the
ground, these plants get lots of
air circulation and do not have to
be staked! Cucumbers should be
less susceptible to fungal diseases
planted this way. But don't buy a
special bag. Use a bucket or one
or two plastic grocery bags with
a hole for the plant in the bot-
tom. Pull the roots up through
the hole, spread them on the bot-
tom of the container, and fill with
potting medium. For hanging
vegetables my friend the expert
container gardener suggests a
lighter weight mixture of half per-
lite and half composted manure.
The bags and buckets have built-
in hangers.
This year I planted my veg-
etables in bags of potting soil, top
soil, and compost. I have laid out
the bags in my raised-bed plot,


and made holes in the bottom for
drainage. The holes in the top are
just big enough for the plants. In
the case of salad plants I cut out
the top to seed. Each 40-pound
bag will hold one tomato or egg-
plant, a couple of pepper plants
or a whole bunch of radishes and
carrots. The peas are already be-
ginning to climb up their chicken-
wire supports.
Keep the compost moist and
feed plants such eggplant, toma-
toes, cucumbers and peppers
with a high potash fertilizer when
flowers appear this will ensure
the plumpest fruit. When crops
have finished, I plan to split the
bag open and recycle the com-


post as a soil conditioner in the
garden.
Whatever your favorite vegeta-
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residents can stop by our office at
458 Hwy.w 98 North in Okeecho-
bee, and visit our Okeechobee
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Concert
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You" (Peter Lutkin, 1858-1931).
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.
"We're very excited about this
event," said Kevin Kinnaird, the
director of music at Church of
Our Saviour.
Those involved in the program
include Mr. Kinnaird, Edward
Petuch and John Olsen (who
were profiled in last week's ar-
ticle) as well as Ken Keaton and
Valeria Polunina.
Ken Keaton received his doc-
torate in guitar performance from
the University of Miami in 1981.
He has now been Dr. Keaton lon-
ger than he has been Mr. Keaton.
His teachers include Juan Mer


cadal, Pepe Romero, and David
Russell. He is currently a professor
of Music at Florida Atlantic Uni-
versity, where he served as Asso-
ciate Dean for the College of Arts
and Letters for fifteen years. Dr.
Keaton has performed through-
out the eastern United States and
Europe, and has a special interest
in chamber music and works for
guitar and voice.
Valeria Polunina was born in
Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 1982.
She completed her specialized
secondary education in Ekaterin-
burg Music Academy where she
majored in both Piano perfor-
mance and Music composition
degrees. In 2007 Valeria com-
pleted Bachelor's degree at the
Russian Music Academy named
after the Gnesins where she stud-
ied with Professor M. Drozdova
who is one of not many students
of Professor M. Yudina. Valeria
has also completed three year de
gree in composition at Moscow
State Conservatory named after
P. Tchaikovsky. Ms. Polunina is a
winner of the First prize of the In-
ternational competition "Russian


Performing Art" dedicated to S.
Rachmaninov. She is also a prize-
winner of the International Piano
Competition in London, England.
Valeria is honorable winner of the
"Russian Performing Art" Scholar
ship Award. She has participated
in numerous Master-classes in
England, Russia, Ukraine, and Is-
rael with professors Bashkirov, C.
Elton, and N. Petrov.
Valeria has also played with
Symphony orchestras which in-
clude Ekaterinburg Symphony,
Simferopol Symphony, and Rus
sian Academy of Music Sympho-
ny.


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Continued From Page 1
for a long time, but he was not
sure just how long she had lived
here. "Detective Sergeant T.J.
Brock talked directly to the family,
but has not filed his report as of
yet," said Detective Van Deman.


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AC/HEAT UNIT land a half
ton from mobile home
$250. (239)671-2015
AIR COND/HEATER Lennox 5
ton, mobile home pkg, 10
KW heat, 60K BTU, 130
Seer, $2900 (863)634-5759


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Utility Authority Maintenance or Construction work.
Applicant must be able to perform light to heavy
physical labor, must be able to work in harmony with
other employees and be courteous to the general public.
Applicant must possess a valid FL Operator's Drivers'
License (only those with a clean driving record for the
last three years need apply), have high school diploma
or equivalent, and have neat, legible handwriting and
average mathematical skills Apply to the Okeechobee
Utility Authority Office, 100 S W 5th Avenue,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 Applications will be accepted
until position is filled AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
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$300 or best offer
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3 boxes of 4', 2 boxes 6",
lbox 7". 2 boxes 10".$65.
(863)467-0007
ALUM AWNING 49 5" W x
26.5" D, asking $10
(863)763-1997
BASE PANS (6) w/45 wedg-
es For mobile homes $25
(863)467-0007
CHAIN LINK Fencing At least
40 to 50 feet of it $35
(863)675-8937


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3-1 $150 OBO
(863)447-6286
BOUNCE HOUSE w/SLIDE
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new $1800 (863)228-2440
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women's, $60/neg. Call
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Len SZ 24 never worn al-
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best offer (863)697-2705
DB YELLOW Strapless Dress
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already dry cleaned $80/or
best offer (863)697-2705
GIRLS PAGEANT DRESSES -
white, sz 10 slim & fuschia,
szt 10 slim w/shoes, $325
will sell sep. (863)675-4049
TEEN TOPS girls, small,
some new, must see, All for
$25 (863)763-0625


Highwaymen Painting- 16x20
no frame $250. Firm
467-0139 or 801-4699.
Okeechobee
NORMAN ROCKWELL
PLATES- Boxes & certifi-
cates, will trade for fishing
tackle (561)261-0766
PORCELAIN DOLL Shirey
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with frame on casters, $25
Call 863-675-8021 after
2pm
BRAND NEW SOFA AND
LOVESEAT SUEDE VERY
COMFORTABLE $1500/or
best offer (863)801-3368
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/cablnet
$175/firm. (863)697-9484
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
Futon Mattress- blue plaid,
clean, good condition
$35 neg. (863)763-7609
KITCHEN ISLAND Butcher
Block Top, Solid Legs, 2
small drawers & 2 lower
shelves. $60 (863)675-2145
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 Dropleaf Dinette $197,
50 Table and 4 Chairs $397
up, 200 Recliners $297 up,
50 2pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687 up, 50 TV Ent.
Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed set $297 up, 50
4Pc Bedroom sets $387 up,
3Pc Livingroom tables
$97up, 100 headboards
$79 up






QUEEN BOX spnng & frame -
near new box spring & frame
u pick up $40/or best of-
fer (863)674-0564
ROCKER / RECLINER Sage
Green. Micro Suede. 1 year
old. $250 (863)763-0583
SEALEY FUTON- asking $150.
(863)484-0377 Okeechobee
SIDE CHAIR, wing Pictures
at www.dtimmons.com/chair
$100/firm. (863)697-9484
SOFA Queen Sleeper, Micro
Suede Sage Green 1 year
old $250 (863)763-0583
TABLES 2 End & 1 Coffee,
Glass Top w/fillery wrought
iron work. Very decorative.
$40 will sep (863)675-2145
TV CABINET Wooden 54"
Tall. Holds up to a 35"W x
32'H TV. Nice! $100
(863)634-2303 (Okee area)
TWIN BED Headboard,
Frame, Box spring & Mat-
tress. Complete wall linens.
$140 (863)467-9048
WALL UNIT Lighted, Glass
shelves $395
(863)675-5741


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IDs

Elliot's Quik Foto
419 W S Park St (863) 763-5553


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


AMMO MAGAZINES (4 clips)
for Glock 30 45ACP Leath-
er holster included $50
(863)674-0613
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. $450. (863)824-0835
(863)634-5023
SPORTERIZED MAUSER Bolt
action 7MM good condition
$200. (772)461-8822



AB LOUNGE $20.
(863)230-0735
Sears Treadmill- $75.00
(863 763-5986



Hoover Upright Vacuum
Cleaner $25 (863)357-0224
HOT TUB 4 Person Hot Tub,
new motor and pump oc-
tagonal $995.
(863)612-0200


NEON LIGHT BUD ICE BOTTLE
LARGE SIZE, GOOD FOR
RESTAURANT, BAR, GAME
ROOM, RETAIL PRICE
$250 00 863-265-0366
$75 (863)265-0366



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
Future9 Buy and read Dianet-
ics by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price: $20.00. Order Now.
Free Shipping wwwDiane-
ticsTampa org or Call
(813)872-0722.
LIFT CHAIR $150, Like a
Lazy Boy Recliner, but helps
you to your feet.
(863)697-0365
WOODEN RAMP for wheel-
chair, press treated lumber,
20' long, deck 3/4 plywood
$25 (863)275-1910


HighwaymenPainting- 6x
20 Canvas no frame, $250.
Firm 467-0139 or 801-4699
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,
*Computer, Criminal Jus-
tice Job placement assis-
tance Computer available
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline corn
CHROME WHEELS (4) with
tires P225/50 R16 91V Ex-
treme Performance.
$200/firm (863)801-3973
COOLER Rubbermaid Endu-
rance, 50/60 quarts, $20
(863)763-2958
ENGINE HOIST cherry picker,
Carolina 4000, 2 ton, shop-
hand, 3 ton ram, $165.
(863)697-9704
Like New Craftsman Portable
Generator 5600 Watt 8600
Surge 10 HP OHV $375
(863)610-1811 Okeechobee
MIRROR Large decorative
mirror $15. (863)230-0735
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAYI REF
#FL B.
VERIZON VOYAGER PHONE -
w/access, never used, orig
box, $255. Suggested retail
$400 (863)697-2161



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
Tenor Sax B flat Orig pd
$2,800 Just serviced/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
CHIHUAHUAS (2)- F's, 1 Long
Hair & 1 Short Hair UKC
Reg w/health cert $350 &
$400. (863)763-3073
FISH TANK 55 gal. rocks,
ships and 2 filters $200/or
bestoffer (863)801-4274
OLDE ENGLISH BULLDOGGE -
Female, 22 mo's old Ready
to breed Papered & chipped
$750 (863)697-8731
PUPPIS -Leopard, black
mouth cur and pit mix 5 wks
old 1st shots $50
(863)673-0232
SHIH TZU PUPPIES 8 wks old
w/shots & health certificates
Must see! Various colors. Call
Melody@ (863)634-2110



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


WATER SYSTEM
(863)612-6575


- $400.


BASS FISHING Soft Plastics -
Large quantity, name brands.
$300 (863)634-1479
Compound Bow & Arrow W/
29.5 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
TRACKING SYSTEM -
MN-10Receiver, (4)Transmit-
ter Collars $800/or best of-
fer (863)675-6918


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SURROUND SOUND SYS
Techwood, 1500 watts, 4-15
speakers incld $1000 OBO
(863)634-2790



CONSOLE Zenith, Color TV
works good. $40 or best of-
fer (863)697-1995
SONY TV Flatscreen, 37",
stereo, cost $1800, selling
for $200. (863)763-9214.
ZENITH TV 61" screen, good
condition $1000 or best of-
fer(863)634-2790



A 2 Key Cutter Machine- And
lots of keys $300
(863)430-6987
CASTIRON CONT. CRAFTS-
MAN TABLESAW 10",
w/110/220 motor, very good
cond $250 (863)801-1272
CONCRETE MIXER 3 1/2 CF -
New, Electric 110v, never
used, New cost 22500
$100 (863)697-2133
CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM
SAW 10", & 10" TABLE
SAW, good cond $170 or
sell sep (239)693-7544 Alva
GENERATOR Coleman, Die-
sel, 5 kw, 120/240 $3000
2 3 9 ) 3 5 7 5 1 1 1
(239)357-5111
863)234-1230
GENERATOR Portable, Troy-
Bill B&S 3550 watts 5250
surge. Used 1hr. Pd $495,
Now. $300 (863)675-6973
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
TABLE SAW 10 inch Ryobi
Like new Used very little
$40 (863)675-6973



HUGE PLUSH BEARS (2) Eey-
ore & Elmo. New. $20 takes
all, will sep. (863)763-6131
SIT & SPIN Excellent condi-
tion. $5 (863)763-6131
X-BOX with one controller
and 22 games, $275 or best
offer (863)634-2790

0M a

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



ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS
TREE 7.5 Ft., Mountain
Pine w/stand $75
(863)610-1750
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




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



BLOWER Homelite, gas, lite
weight, $55. Call
863-467-1373
BRAND NEW 200 gallon
spray tank, 5.5 Kavasakl,
electric wheel $2,800
863-840-0505
BUSH HOG 5 Ft., Pasture
renavator, landscaping rake
$1200 for all, will sep
(863)902-0257
BUSH HOG MOWER 6', Rhi-
no $1800 (239)357-5111
or (863)234-1230
Craftsman Lawn Tractor 42"
cut 165 HP Runs Great
$375 (863)610-1811 in
Okeechobee.
HAMMOCKS Beautiful, varie-
ty of colors, $60 Call
863-612-5757
Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Watt, 10 HP
Generator $500 080
(863)467-2537
RIDING MOWER 12HR 39"
cut, works great, $375 Call
863-467-1373
RIDING MOWER Commercial
Z-Turn, 50" cutmany new
parts, runs excellent, asking
$2500 neg (863)697-2032
STIHL ARTICULATING Hedge
Trimmer Attachment only,
fits Kombl motors. $150.
(863)634-1479



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



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


Rentals




Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960




BEAUTIFUL SAMANTHA'S
GARDEN APTS In Town,
2br/2ba, W&D, $850 mo. +
$500 sec (863)634-5780
OKEE Lg 2br, w/full wal
closets, eat-n kitch, quiet
area, scenic yard, $750/mo,
$500 sec (863)467-2784
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 1ba, Near
town $825 mo nclds wa-
ter Annual Lease Call Kelly
863-697-1339
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS
1br/1ba, Furnished
Avail Dec 1st.
For Details. 561-352-4243






2bd/2ba.
Super clean, nice
family location in
the SW section.
$650.00 a month.
1st, last, &
security deposit
needed for
move in.
Please call
863-467-1933
DUPLEX in BHR, 800 Sq Ft-
1/1 Extra back room.
$550/mo
Includes lawn maintenance
(954)290-0861
KING'S BAY, 2/1, Pool, Ten-
nis, new tile firs, etc $750
mo. + sec. Water & Cable
included. 863-697-6428



BRAND NEW
WATERFRONT HOME
with Lake Okeechobee
access. 3 bedrooms, 2 full
baths. Tile flooring, natural
stone countertops, tile
showers, split floor plan, and
energy star certified. Rent
to own option available.

Call for details

467-1933
Please ask for Amber.


Sit on the large screen porch
overlooking Taylor Creek,
cast your pole and catch the
fish. 2 bdrm one ha, 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.



3/2 Home,
w/detached garage, open floor
plan, $850/mo, first & sec
Call Brand1 863-634-3407
Okeechobee Real Estate
3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,0001 Only $199/Mol 5%
down 15 years @ 8% apr
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mol For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
A LARGE 2BR House Water-
front, w/boat dock, great
neighborhood, no pets,
$750 mo. (863)467-1308
BASSWOOD 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, $950/mo, 1st & last
(772)323-4758
BEAUTIFUL 2 Bdrm., In Bass-
wood Estates Big yard
$750 mo + 1st & last Call
(954)303-9804
CBS 3BR, 1 5 BA, 1600 SW
3rd Ave Near library Fenced
yard. $900 mo. $2000 to
move in. (863)634-0512
CITY 2/1 home, $675/month
or OAKLAKE VILLA 2/2,
$800/month.
Call (561) 743-0192
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
LOG CABIN 2BR, 1BA, Rim
Canal Pool & Dock Fur-
nished w/Bedding, Linens &
Cookware. (561)234-0277
OKECHOBEE 3 BR, 1 BA Du-
plex, DW, W/D connector,
C/A & heat, $750 mo. +
$500 sec. (863) 763-4414
OKEE., 3BR/2BA 10 acres
Horses welcome. 70 W 12mi.
out of town $800. mo. + 1st,
Last & Sec (863)634-3262
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, 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
R-BAR, 4br, 2ba, Oar, 2 5 ac,
Lawn maint included
$1395. mo. 863-801-9163


Parts/Repairs 4045]


Rent to Own 4/2
$1000 ma. new, ready now.
863-599-0156 or
561-248-3888
SAVE YOUR GAS!!
WE HAVE OVER 50 RENTALS
AVAILABLE
Landlords, tenants Welcome
OPEN WEEKENDS
Century 21 Horizon
Properties
(863)634-5352
TREASURE ISLAND 3br,
1.5ba, CentAC, on water,
gar, fenced yard $800/mo,
&stast, (561)308-7566



EXCELLENT LOCATION 441
S Commercial Office/Retal
Space, 1154 sq ft Call
863-634-7728 for details.
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.


Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 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
215.00 I'n"ludI ~*t
Ready now
FIXED RATE
Financing Available










WILL BUILD HACIENDA
MODEL 4BD/2BA








863-357-3313
NeAl Long

Consmoctjon C
CBC125170 CMC49343 CIFCOBO08

www NealLongConstructon corn
NEW! 4/2 -1450 Sq FtCon-
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



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



Buy Lot Now, Build when you
Sell in FL. Mountain
Views/Pristine Riverfront/
CLAY COUNTY, NC Pre-de-
veloped incentives end
11/29. www.harrisonspot-
light.com Chip Manuel
(888)473-5253
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.
NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres
with great view, very private,
big trees, waterfalls & large
public lake nearby, $49,500
Bank financing.
(866)789-8535
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS-Handyman special
bordering U.S.FS. paved dr.,
well, septic, singlewide with
shop near Lake Nantahala,
borders paved road. Only
$49,000. http://valleytown-
realtycom (800)632-2212
valleytownrealty@veri-
zon net
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS-Handyman special
bordering US FS paved dr,
well, septic, singlewide with
shop near Lake Nantahala,
borders paved road. Only
$49,000 http//valleytown-
realtycom (800)632-2212
valleytownrealty@veri-
zon.net.


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 in U S
places to retire Low cost of
living, no impact fee.
330)699-2741 or
866550-5263, Ask About
Mini Vacation'


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 uni
and/or 3/2 home Both units
newly remodeled Located
12 minutes north of Okee-
chobee on Equestnan
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
MONTHLY $599
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee's Nicest.
1 Bedroom & 2 Bedroom
furnished & unfurnished
772)215-0010
KIBS FISH CAMP
TREASURE ISLAND, 2br, 2ba
Lake access, quiet area No
pets. $650/mo., 1st, last &
sec. dep. (561)743-4331



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- must see 2400 sq
ft 4br/2ba mint condition.
32x80 for only $54,900 incl
a/c, setup and skirting
(863) 675-4325
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
Dealer selling all inventory at
near factory cost 3 & 4 BR
mobile homes starting at
$43,900 includes setup &
A/C. Call (863) 675-8888
DISTRESS SALE 4br/2ba fac-
tory repo. Home is new, nev-
er lived in. $52,900 inc
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,

(863) 673-4325 for quotes.
Financing available
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 1983 13x50,
2BR, 2 BA 2 porches & a
work shop Leaving the area
1st home in Riverbend on
the nght. Asking $26,000
(863)467-2997
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
MOBILE HOME 2BR/2BA,
very nice, cal for details.
(863)357-1845
Mobile Home dealer going out
of business. Has 3 models
left Sold at factory cost
(863)773-2007
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




BASSBOAT 16' Select -
w/trailer 90hpMerc TrollMo-
tor Depthfinder Needs some
work $500. (863)634-6601
BAYLINER 16' outboard,
65hp Mercury, mtr needs a
foot, w/trlr, clear title, $500
or best offer (863)634-2930
JOHNSON 50HP OUTBOARD
2000 Runs great and has
very low hours, s/s propeller,
power tilt electric wiring, ex-
cellent condition, is on
wheeled motor stand In rural
Okeechobee $2100/firm.
(863)801-3973


We are now able to do all phases
of mechanical work. Full time
mechanic on duty. Stop by and
give us a try!!!!
ST. LUCIE BATTERY & TIRE
198 US Hwy 98N Okeechobee (863) 357-2431 waww.slbt.com


LOWE PONTOON 24FT 1989 -
Majic Tilt Trailer, 50HP
MARINER, Needs work
$2500. (863)697-2133
MAKO 1973 has 200Gt
Johnson w/25hours $3500.
(561)449-1559
NICE FIBERGLASS- ive
aboard boat, no engine,
$1500 (239)823-2587
Pontoon Boat- 20', 25hp Mer-
cury, trolling motor, power
inverter, rights, 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 CAMPA '00 26ft,
sips 6, fold out ends, kitch &
bath, new lights, inspected,
$5000 neg (585)352-7015
CAMPER 12' pull-along, fully
contained. $2,150 Call
863-697-8731
Like New 72"x84" ALU. Pick
up Topper, fits Ford Crew
Cab Short Bed Stored Inside
$500 080 (863)697-9713



COBRA 94 24', 5TH wheel,
low profile, like new tres,e
good cond., $3200 or best
offer (863)357-6703



CANOPY TOP for pontoon boat
white 91" wide $250/or
best offer (954)520-3685
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. 0BO (863)610-0521.



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



HONDA GOLDWING, 1984 -
Aspencade, $2,000. Call
863-467-9250
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER to
pull behind a motorcycle
Homemade, diamond plated,
$1,500 (863)517-1508
Suzuki-1999, 1400 ,Intruder
Mint, Loaded, $4495. OBO
(561)253-4299
Yamaha Scooter- 1989 Runs
Great, 1790 miles, New tires
& Seat $700 (863)357-0224



DIRT BIKES YAMAHA PW8O,
Like new. Under 50 hrs. Gar-
age kept. In time for Christ-
mas. $600. (863)634-4151
DIRT BIKES YAMAHA PW80,
Like new Under 50 hrs Gar-
age kept Great for beginner
$600 (863)634-4151
GO CART runs good $500
(863)675-4132
GO CARTS 1 Yerf Dog & 1
Briggs & Stratton. $600 for
both, will sep.
(863)763-1713
SUZUKIE VINSON 500 2006,
Black 500mls Warn wench
Lists for $4,585, Asking
$3,900 (772)204-2821



14' TRAVEL TRAILER -
WORKER/HUNTING/FISHING
COMPLETE WITH FRIDGE,
SINK, STOVE, BED, TABLE &
BENCHES. NEW FLOOR,
TIRES, 8' AWNING, NO
LEAKS, NOT FANCY BUT
EVERYTHING WORKS
$1800. (517)937-7615


Automobiles




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




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 TAURUS XL '97 asking
$2500, 70K orig mi, runs
great, (863)447-0941


FORD CONTOUR '00 V6,
clean, cold AC, 72K, runs
smooth, garage kept, $3500
(863)673-3747
Ford Crown Victoria-1998 8
Cylinder, Very good condi-
tion, Beige $4000
(863)763-3660
FORD MUSTANG 1996 -
MUST SELL TO PAY FOR
MEDICAL EXPENSES GREAT
ON GAS, GREEN
$2500/neg. (863)763-0380
(863)697-9521
MERCEDES 1998 500SL, 2
Tops, white w/tan nt. Very
low miles. 67K. Value
$18-$20K Consider trade
for property or Motor Home
(954)946-1741 leave mes-
sage.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIE-
RA, 1994 Runs good, cold
a/c, $850. Call
513-266-7134
Police Impounds for Salel 97
Honda Accord $4001 95
Acura Integra $600!! for list-
ings call (800)366-9813 Ext
9271
PONTIAC 6000LE 1988 -4DR
RECENT BRAKES,MUF-
FLER,/C COMPRESSOR
ALVA $666 (239)728-6273
TOYOTA CAMRY 1995 128k
miles.4cyl.30+MPG.Cold
A/C,power windows,locks,&
mirrors 4 new tires and cur-
rent maintenance records
$1000/firm. 863)801-9612
(863)763-7867
TOYOTA COROLLA 1983 -
Cold A/C. Runs great. $1000
or best offer (863)612-5505



Tires- 6 245/70 R 19.5 6K
miles $850. 0BO
(863)697-9713



CHEVROLET K2500 1999 -
great mud truck V8 36.5
tires holley carb $2250/or
best offer (863)801-1683



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



C60 CHEVROLET knuckle
boom and dump body, runs
good, new brakes. $2,000.
(863)763-1370
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
FORD TRUCK Bed Red short-
bed, for 2000 Ford pickup,
$450 561-758-4337 or
863-763-4149
JEEP WHEELS & TIRES set
of 4, LT235/75/R15, fairly
new, w/stock rims, $150
(863)357-3400
RIMS 15 inch 5 lug fits Jeep
Wrangler $80
(863)517-1663
Tire and wheels, 22 inch,
chrome, 100 spokes, 5 lug
universal Asking $500
(863) 612-6435
TIRES 36 Swampers on 15"
rim, only used in mud, like
new, $700 239-462-1564
TIRES, 22 inch low profile.
2 tires for $140
(863) 612-6435
TOYOTA TACOMA 1998 For
parts. No title. $1300 or best
offer (863)233-1975
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 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
DODGE RAM PICKUP '98 -
ext cab, cold a/c, cd, runs
good, $2500 or best offer
(239)657-2711
FORD F150 '89 4 wheel
drive $1600 (863)675-4149
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



CHEVY BLAZER, '99 4x4,
mint cond, 128k mi, tow
pkg., sunroof, $3500 or best
offer (732)407-2525


I Parts/Repairs 4045


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
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?



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




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No 20I8.CP-077
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SWATSOMAS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Swat
Somas, deceased, whose date of
death was February 20, 2008, is pend-
ng in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Floida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Okeechobee
County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Flonda 34972
The names and addrseses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below
Al creditors of the decdent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must ile their claims win this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIMEOF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM
All oer creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
fle their clams wit this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (21 YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
Personal Representave
Phatsanee Salata
Attorney for Personal Representative
Anthony Young, PA
Attorney for Phatsaneealaja
Flionda BarNo 109685
1138 South Parrott Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Telephone (863) 24-6776
Fa (8631 24-6778
301245N 11/19,26/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CP-209
INRE ESTATE OF
LAVINA LOUELLA MARSHALL,
a/k/a LAVINIA L. MARSHALL,
Deceased

(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby noticed that an Order De-
termining Homestead Status of Real
Property and Order of Summary Ad-
mitsbation has been entered in the
Estate of LAVINIA LOUELLA MAR-
SHALL au/a LAVINIA L MARSHALL,
Deceased, File Number 2008-CP-209,
by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 312 NW 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972 that the decedents 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 of the person to whom it has
been assigned by such order is
RICHARD W CARR JR,
3399 Whispenng Spnn sDr,
orthport, Alabama 35475
RISTOPHER A CARR,
422 Southeast 25th Street,
3keechobe, Florda 34974
ICHARD G CARR
06 Masin Avenue,
onton, Ohio45638
UEORGE M CARR
3399 Whispenng Spnns Dr,
Northport, labama 3575
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the esttate of e decedent oth-
er than those tor whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Summary Adminitration must file their
claims within ts court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733702 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 DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the rt publication of this
Notice is November 12, 2008
Person Giving Noace
Richard G Carr
506 Mastin Avenue
lronton, Ohio 45638
Attorney for Person Giving Noace
CONELY LONELY PA
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
By Tom W Can1ly, II
Flnda Bar No 096482
299594 ON 11/12,19/38


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Great condition. Bumper pull.
$2000. (863)763-2692


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUmTY, FLORIDA




Plarltiff
vs
atlWa SALVADOR AYALA PULIDA, if liv-
ng or n deceased, his unknown spouse,
heirs, devisee's, grantees and creditors
again each of them, and all other par-
ties claiming by, through, under or
against thm, and all unknown natural
persons it alive and d dead or not known
to be dead or alive, their several and re-
spectie unknown spouses, heirs, devs-
ees, grantees and creditors, or other
parnes claiming by, through, or under
those unknown natural persons, and the
several and respectve unknown assigns,
successors interest, trustees, or any
other person claiming by, through, under
or against any coriprahn 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 eight, title or
interest in and to the lands hereafter de-
scnbed
IRMA PULIDA AYALA, living or it de-
ceased, his unknown spouse hers, de-
vlsees, grantees and creditors against
each of e, and all other parties claiming
by, though, 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
crediors, or other parties clamig 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 copo-
ration or other legal entity names as a
defendant, and all unknown, claiming un-
der any of the above named or described
deIendants or parties or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in and to the
lands hereafter descnbed
JOEL R LEONARD, SR
agkaJR LEONARD
AVA LOU M LEONARD
aiNaAVALOU M LEONARD, his wife
Defendants
TO SALVADOR PULIDO AYALA,
aWa SALVADOR AYALA PULIDA
Address Unknown
JOEL R LEONARD, SR
agbaJ R LEONARD
Address Unknown
IRMA PULIDA AYALA
Address Unknown
YOU AR NOTIFIED that an acton to quiet
tie on te following described property
in Okeechobee County, ornda, to-wit
Lot 24 GRETCHEN HEIGHTS, according
to the plat thero recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 25, of the Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Flonda
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, it any, to it on COLIN M
CAMERON Attorney at Law 200 N E
4t Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972 and
file the onginal with the Clerk of the
above styled Curt 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 Curt
By Arene Neais
DEPUTY CLERK
COLIN M CAMERON
Atorney for Plaintiff
200 NE 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863t 763-060C
355 ON 1029 & 11/5,12,19/2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 2008-CP-219
JUDGE: F. SHIELDS McMANUS
IN RE The Estate of
BRBARA H. EKENBARGER,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate, Summary Administraon)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE
You are hereby nogfed that an Order of
Summary Adminitraton is sought to
be entered in the Estate of BARBARA
H. EKENBARGER, Deceased, Case
Number 2008-CP-219 by the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Flonda,
Probate Di sion, the address of which
is 312 NW 3rd Seet, Suite 125,
Okeechobee, Flonda 34972, that the
decedent's date of death was July 15,
2008, that th total value of the estate
subject to probate is $12,000 00, and
that the names and addresses of those
to whom it s sought to be assigned by
such order are
Carl E Waranowslk
33 Carnage Lane, Hookset, NH 03106
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT
All creditors of the estate of decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the dece
dent other than those listed for whom
provision for ull payment was made in
the Order of Summary Administrabon
must file there cams with this Court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET -
FORTH IN SECTION 733 702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE 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 OR MORE AF.
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first ubication of this
Notice is November 19, 2008
CARL E WARANOWSKI
Petitioner
33 Carnage Lane
Hooksett NH 03106
Law Office of
CASSELS & McCALL
JOHN D. CASSELS, JR.
Attorney for Petioner
PO Box 68
Okeechobee, orida 34973
(863) 763-3131
Fla BarNo 0261521
300584 ON 11/19,26/08

LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot ocated at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Flonda 34972 on DECEMBER 5, 2308,
at 900 A M Pursuant to Flonda Stat
ute 713 78 for unpaid towing and store
age changes Year, make, model and


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will be accepted Seller reserves the
nht of final bid ALL SALES ARE FI
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READING A


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 2008-CA-380
A 1 FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC
Plaintif
vs
FORT DRUM HOLDING, LLC, a Florida
limited liability company, STRATEGY
PLACE, LLC, a Honda limited liability
company, etal,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
10/31/2008 entered in Cil Case No
2008-CA-380 of the circuit Court of
the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County, Flonda, wherein
A-l FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC is
Planif and, FORT DRUM HOLDING,
LLC, a Flonida limited iabdity compa-
ny, STRATEGY PLACE, LLC, a Florida
limited iablhy company, HORWITZ
FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP BY
AND THROUGH ARTHUR HORWII,
AS GENERAL PARTNER, MICHAEL
HORWITZ, SUZANNE HORWITZ, are
Defendants
I will sell to the highest bidder for cash,
at 312 North West 3rd Street, Okee-
chobee, FL, in Okeechobee County,
Flonda at 11 00 o'clock am on the
24th day of Dec 2008 the following
described property as set forth in said
inal Judgment, to wit
PARCEL 1
All that certain land situate in Okeech-
bee Couny, Florida, as follows
From the Southwest corner or Section
3, Township 34 South, Range 35
East, run Easl along the South boun-
dry oI said Section 3, a distance of
2,14317 feel to a point, thence
Northwesterly at an angle ou 59 de-
grees 50 minutes, measured from
West to Norlhwest, a distance of
2313 feet, to the point of beginning
of this description; thence continue
Northwelery along the Easterly
boundary of a 40 foot roadway, a dis-
ance of 727.45 feet to a point;
thence Northeasterly at righl angles
to said 40 fool roadway, a distance
of 475 feet to a point on the Westerly
boundary o another 40 ootn road-
way, thence Southeasterly at right
angles and along said West boun-
dary of said 40 oot roadway, a ds-
tance of 1,003 54 feel lo a point 20
feet North of the South boundary of
said Section 3, thence Westerly
along a lin parallel to and 20 feet
North of said South boundary of said
Section 3 a distance o 549 51 feet to
the poinl of beginning, containing
9.45 acres, more or less.
This property is vact land
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus rom tMe sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Its pendens must file a claim
wdhin 60 days after e sale
DATED this 3rd day of Nov. 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY/S Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 In
accordance with the Amencans Wdh
abdlies Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact
Court Adminstration no later than sev-
en days pnor to the proceeding at 250
NW Country Club rive, Port St Lucie,
Flonda 34986, 1-772-807-4370 wdhin
two working days of your receipt of
this NOTICE IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771, IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1 -00-955 8770
299444 ON 11/19,26/08

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/K/ACENTE HOME EQUITY
COMPANY LLC,
Plaintiff
VS CASE NO 2008-CA-159
RICK KAYS NWA NEAL RICHARD KAYS,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICK KAYS
AKA NEAL RICHARD KAYS CINDY
KAYS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY
KAYS, IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DAINTS), 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 DEFENDANTSS, UNKNOWN
TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeecho
bee County, Florda, I will sell the prop-
erty situate in Okeechobee County,
Flonda, descnbed as
A parcel or land 100 feet on Osowow
Road of LOt 2, Block 3, SUN AND
COUNTRY RANCHES, as recorded in
Plat Book 4, Pages 9S lo 102, of the
Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida, more particularly
described as follows: Beginning at
the Nartheastern most corner ao the
said Lot 2, Block 3, and proceeding
in a Southwesterly direction along
the property line abutting Osowow
Road for a distance of 3a6 6g feet,
thence on a straight line at right an-
les to the Osowow Road property
ine n a Sutheastery direction for a
distance of 150 feet; thence turning
90 degrees to the Southwest and
proceeding in a straight line in a
Southwesterly direction for a dis-
tance of 100 teet, thence turning 90
degrees to the Northwest and pro-
ceeding in a straight line in a North-
westerly direction for 150 teet to the
Osowow road property line, thence in
a Northeasterly direction for the dis-
tance of 100 feet along the O uoww
Road property line, which said parcel
of land consists ao a rectangular Lot
100 teet on Osowow Road by 150
teetdeep
A/K/A
21 NE 366th Tl
Okhbeeoee, FL 34972
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly
Room of the Okeechobee County Judi
cial Center 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd
Floor, Suite 257, Okeechobee, FL
34972 at 1100 o'clock, AM, on
12/10/2008
DATED THIS 3rd day of Nov ,2008
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, it any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens, must file a claim
wdhin S daysafterte sale
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 3rd day of Nov 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By //LINDA F YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act ol 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Admlnlstration no later
than seven ds prior tothe proceed-
ing AT 250 NW Country Club Drive,
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
772) 807-4371 within two working
dys of your receipt o this notice I
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1.800-955-8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-B770
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNT, FLORIDA
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT,
a water management disnct organized and existing
under the laws of he State of Flonda,
Plainbff,
v
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND THE TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY OWNERS AND CITI-
ZENS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGE*
MENT DISTRICT, INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUBJECT
TO TAXATION THEREIN AND OTHERS CLAIMING ANY RIGHTS, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION HEREIN DESCRIBED, OR TO BE
AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY,
Defendants
CASE NO 2008CA-031975
AMENDED NOTICE AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
TO: THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND THE TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY OWNERS AND
CITIZENS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MAN-
AGEMENT DISTRICT, INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUB-
JECT TO TAXATION THEREIN AND OTHERS CLAIMING ANY RIGHTS, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION HEREIN DESCRIBED, OR TO
BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY.
Plaintiff, SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (the "District) hav-
ing filed its Complaint for Validaion and Supplement to Complaint against he State
of Flonda and e several popery owners, ayers and ens of Palm oBach
County, Boward County, Chaotte County, Collier County, Glades County, Hendry
County, Highlands Counly, Lee Coun, Marfin Counof, iami-Dade CounWy, Moroe
CouOty, Okeechobee County, Oange County, Osceda County, Polk Coun and St
Luie County, including nan-residents owning property or subject to axation there
and al others having or claiming any nght, tie r interest n property to be affected
n any way by he Issuance of not more han $2,200 ,000 aggreate pnncipal
amount of the Cerlficates of Parcipanon, Senes Evidncing an Undvided
Proporionate Interest of the Registered Owners there n Basic Lease Payment to
be Made by the Govening Board of the Souh Forida Water Maagemet Leasing
Corp as Lessor (here nier COPs),d appeann in and frm sad Complaint
and the Exh'bts attached hereto and the Supplement to Complaint and SuAppemeni
"al Resolution attached thereto that the Disnct has adopted resolutions aufiotng
the issuance of te COPs for the purpose of providing funds B financig and rei-
nancing certain capital projects, programs and works as approved by he Distrnd
trom time to time, and it Aso appeanng that al of the facts required by Chapter 75
of the Florda Statutes to be stated by said Cmplaint, Supplement to Complaint and
Exhibits are contained herein, and that fe Plaintln prays that his Court issue an or-
der as directed by sad Chapter 75, and the Court being fully advised in the premis-
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that Mhe State of Forda, and the several
property owners, taxpayers and citizens of Palm Beach County, Broward County,
Chaotte County, Coler County, Glades County, Hendry County, Hiands County,
Lee County, Mar'in County amiDade County Mroeouy Okeechobee
County, Orange County, Osceola County, Polk County and St Lucle Couny, nlud-
ing non-residents owning property or subject to taxa in thern and al others hav-
ing or claiming any right, Ule or interest in properly to be affected in any way by the
asuance of the COPs herein described, or to be affected thereby, appear before the
Honorable Judge Donald W Hade on the 12th day of December, 008, at 1030
am, in Mhe Palm Beach County Courthouse, 205 North Dwie Highway, Room 11-B
West Palm Beach, Flonda 33401, and show cause why the prayers of the Complaint
for Validaton and Supplement to Complant should not be granted and the legal of
all proceedings in connection therewih and other maters set forth in said Complaint
and Supplement to Complaint should not be vaidated and confirmed as herein
rIS FURTHER ORDERED hat prior to the date set for the hearing on said Corm
plain for Validation an Supplement to Complaint, the Clerk of this Court shall cause
a copy of his Amended Notce and Order to Show Cause to be published n a news-
paper of general circulation in Palm Beach County Broward Cou n, Chadote
County, Coller County, Glades County, Hendry County Highlands county, Lee
County, Marn County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe County, Okeechtbee County
nge County, Osceola Cou Polk County and St Lucie County, once each week
for two (2) consecutive weeks, the first publcafn to be not less tan tweny (20)
das before the date set for said heanng
ND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AD ADJUDGED that, by such pulicaimn of this
Amended Order, all the taxpayes, property owners, cities and others having or
coming any night, title r interest in property wihin Palm Bach Conty, Broward
Coury, C Ch te County, Coller County, Glades County, Hendry County, Highlands
County, Lee Couny, Martin County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe County, keecho-
bee Conty, Orange County, Osceola County, Polk County and SL Luace Count, in-
cluding non-resdents owning property or subject to toaxaon herin and all ohers
having or claiming ay right, tie r Interest in proper to be affected by the issu-
ane of the COPs here descnbed r to be affected in any way hereby, be and tey
are made parties denidant to is proceedrg, and that this Court shall have jus-
dicon of Them to the same extent as named as defendant in ad Complaint and
Supplement to Complaint and personally served wit process in his cause
DONE AND ORDE RED at the Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Flonda, this 14Th
day of November, 2008
Is/


300947 ON 11/19,26/00 & CN 11/20,27/08


Donald W Hafele
Circut Court Judge


NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF
COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Okeechobee Couny, Flonda (the "County") hereby provides notice, pursuant to
Section 197 3632(3)(a), B Sa f, of its intent to use the uniform method of
collecting non-ad valoem special assessments to be levied within he unncorporat-
ed area of the County, for The cost of providing any or all of the following services
drainage road imDrovements inrludinn but not limited to roadside dishes sales
and sidewalks street hiohina canal cleaning and canal maintenance enhanced o
substitute solid waste collecbon and disoosal stormwater beatment and mosal to
conLl, commencing for he fiscal year beginning on October 01,2009 The County
wil consider the adopton of a resolution elecing to use he uniform method of ccl-
ecting such assessments authorized by Section 1973632 Roda Statutes at a
public heatin to be held on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 9:0 a.m., at the
Oeechobee County Heaih Department Audtonum, 1728 N W 91h Skeet, Okeecho-
bee, Floda, Such resolullon will sate the need for the levy and will contain a legal
descnpion of the boundanes of he real property subject to the levy Copies of the
proposed fam of resolution, which contains the legal descnption ot te real pror-
y subject to he levy, are on file at fle Office of the County Clerk of Okeechee
County, Hronda All interested persons ae invited to at end
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board wit respect
to any mater redlaing to the calsideraion of the resolution at the above-referenced
public heanng, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event,
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public heanng is
made, which record Includes the testimony and evidee on wNch the appeal is to
be based In accordance wih the Americans with Disabiliy Act persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Cort Ad-
miisation no later than seven days pnor to proceeding or call 1-772-807-4370IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770
Dated ths 23rd day of October 2008
CLIF ETTS, JR, CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
298681 ON 11/5,12,19,26/08

REQUEST FOR BIDS
LAWN MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
KING'S BAY HOMEOWNERS' ASSOC.
Service Period: One (1) year, renewable upon mutual agreement
Bids Accepted Through: December 23, 2008
Instructios: Bds may be mailed to King's Bay Homeowners Assoc, 4466 SE 50th
Ave Oeecobee, FL 34974 or hey may be hand delivered to drop box located on
King's Bay Office door
Service Requirements This contact wil be for full service lawn and ree mainte-
nance of designated areas whn Kng's Bay Comact requirements available at
King's a Office, You may call our office for further inormamon (863) 763-3878
298862 ON 11/14.19.23/08


IN TIE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
NATIONAL CITY BANK, AS SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK,
Plainff
VS CASE NO 08383CA
STEVEN K ASTLES, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF STEVEN K ASTLES, STE-
VEN K ASTLES, AS TRUSTEE OF THE
STEVEN K ASTLES REVOCABLE
TRUST DATED 10116106, IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANTS),
Dealant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby gven that, pursuit to a
Fial Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circui Court of Okeecho-
bee County, Flonda I will sel bhe prop-
erty siuate in Hendry County, Flonda
descnbed as,
Lots 20, 21, and 22, Block 22, CON-
NERS HIGHLANDS, according to the
Plat thereof, as recorded In Plat Book
1, Page 21, of the Public Records of
Oteecbabee County, Florida.

XXXXW 21ST LANE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
at puic sale, to he highest and best
bdder, for cash, in fhe Jury Assembly
Room of the Okeechobee Couty Judi-
cial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd
Floor Suite 257, Okeechobee, FL
34972 at 1100 o'clock, AM on
12/17/2008
DATED this 3rd day of Nov, 2008
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, other than the
prop own a of the date of Te s
pendens, must file a claim within 60
days after the sale
Witess, my hand and seal of this court
n the 3rd day of Nov, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Crcut Court
By Linda F Yng
Deputy Coerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY
Law Offices of Daniel C Consuegra
9204 King Palm Dnve
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintff
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WIT DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In
accordance witl the American with
Diabillltes Act of 1990, persons ned-
ing a special accommnodation to partici-
ae in ilI proceeding should contact
Court Adminisallon no later than sev-
en days prior to the proceeding at 250
NW Country Club Drive, Port St Lucie,
Florida 34086, 1-772-807-4370 within
two worling das of ourn receipt of tis
NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IM.
PAIRED CALL 1-800-55-9771; IF YOU
ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8770.
299324 ON 11/19,26/2008


[Pbic Noic 500


Pbic Noic 50


NOTICE OF IENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF
COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Okeechobee County, Honda (the "County) hereby provides notice, pursuant to
Secbon 197 3632(3)(a), Ronda Sates, ofs intent to use the uniform method of
collecting non-ad valorem special assessment to be levied throughout the County,
for the cost of provding emeenc medical services comencing for he fiscal
year beginning on October 01, 209 The Colly will consider he adaopfn of a
resollon elecing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessment author-
ied by Secon 197.3632, Honda S at a public heanng to be hed on Thurs
day, December 4, 2008 at 9:00 a.m., at the Okeechobee County Health Department
Auditonum, 1728 N W 9th Sreet, Okeechabee, Flonda Such resoluon wil state
the need for the levy and will contain a legal descnpon of the boundanes of he real
property subject to the levy Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which con-
tans the legal description of the real property subject to the levy are n 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 matter rating to fhe consideration of fhe resution at the above-referenced
public heanng, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event,
such person may need to ensure that a vebaim 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 the Amencans wih Disability Act person needing a
special accommodalon to participate in his proceeding should contact Court Ad-
ministration no later than seven days prior to proceeding or cal 1-772-807-43701IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770,
Dated this 23rd day of october, 2008
CU BETTS, JR, CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
298678 ON 11/5,12,19,26/08

NOTICE OF PROCUREMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFlO CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Pursuant to Sectin 287055, Honda Statutes, the Stae of Flonda's Consultants
Comp Uive Negotabons Act, and he State Requirements for Educaional Facildies
(SREFl, the DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE
will cosider te contacting of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (CM) for providing
professional services for the following construction projectss,
REMODELING OF BUILDINGS #36 AND #39
Located at He IRSC Fort Pierce Main Campus
3200 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5506
The Project will consist of working with he prolet architect in e design phase,
including value engineenng, the development of a Guaranteed Maximum Pnrice
(GMP), and construction services for two classroomlab facilities of apprommately
13,500 square fje
Business entities interested in providing consuction management services for the
Indian River State Colle (IRSC Project are hereby nobfied that mhei Statement of
Qualificaons' submitas must he received bv the DEADUNE DATE of Wednesdav
December 3 2008 at 2 00 PM in the IRSC Facilties Planing Office at 3209 Virgin-
a Avenue, Building S", Room 233, Fort Pierce. Ronda 34981-5596. Pleae submit
only one (1 onanal and five 5i r ies and rleary ineiate the rolect name on
vuursurotl
nstructons for completion and submission of the Cnstructon Management "State-
ment of Qualificaons may be obtned at the IRSC Facilihes Plamnng Office, 3209
Virginia Avenue, Building S, Rooman 233, Fort Pierce, Florida 3490815596, 2r p
red by e-maling your request to pni cwi.u or by calling the Falies Plan-
ning Office at 772462-7360
IRSC reserves he night to waive any informality in the selechon process and to re-
lectany or al "Statements of Qualificaions
300122 ON 11/12,19.26/08

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby t tat the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Cr-
cut Court of Okeechobee County, Honda, will on the 10Oh day of December,
2008, at 11,00 A M, at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest
3rd Sreet, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor Okeechobee, Florioda 34972, in
te City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the hgest and
best bidder for cash, the following desnbed property situated in Okeechobee
County, RBrda, to-wlt
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
TRACT 20, SECTION 26, IN THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OF
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3 THROUGH 3E INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court,
the style of which is
PRESERVE LAND CO., a Florida Corporation,
Plainff,
vs.
ELLEN M, BROWN. STAFFORD WHYIN and 421 FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.,
Defendants
and Mie docket number of which is 2008-CC-232
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
WITNESS my hand and the oticial seal of said Court, Uhs 17th day of November
2008
SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk of the Circut Court of
Okeechobee County, Ronda
BY s/LindaF Young
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Office of Cassels & McCall
Jon D Gassels, Jr,, Esquire
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Flodda 34973
301320 ON 11/19,26/08


JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Honda Divisn of Emergency Management have received the following applica-
ion for Federal grant funding. Fin notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Maagement Agency's (FEMA) consideration
to provide funding in the form of Hazard Miigaton Grant Program, Funds will beprovided in accordance wi Section 404 of he
Robert T Stafford Dsast Relie and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended
Under the Natonal Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternates and
for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990
FEMA is required to consider altenaives to and to provide public notice of any proposed actions in or affect loodplains or wet-
lands, EO 1298 also requires FEMA to prove the opportunity for public partcipaton in the planning process and to consider po
tentba impacts to minonty o low-income populatms
Funding for the proposedroject will be condilimal upon compliance with all applicable federal, ibal, state and local laws, regu-
labons, floodplain standar permit requirements and condoms
Applint:
Oeechobee County
Proe t Tide:
FEM-1561-DR-FL FEMA Project #1561-84-R, DCA#07HM-6@-07-57-01-036, SW Okeechobee Drainage Improvement Pro-
lect
Locaon of Proposed Work:
The area affected by this project consists of SW 7th Avenue, Wolf Road, SW 3rd Ave, SW 3rd Terrace, SW 32nd St
proposed Work and Purpose:
Stormwaer ditches & swales, pipes, inlets, culvts, discharng to SW 7th Avenue (Whddon) ditch, which will reeve flooding of
roads and properties, and allow access to a cdabcal lacility (schoollumcane shelter)
Proect Alternatives:
The alernaives to he project that have been and wil be considered are 1) the no action altenmaive, 2) an extended project area
and water retenion facility, and 3) buyout of flooded property wit demoliron of structures and relocation of occupants These al-
ternatives t the proposed project are not viable because unde er native 1) repetive flooding is not alleviated and the needs of
the community would not be served, Ateraive 2) was cost prohibiive, and Alernave 3) does not retain fafnc of the community
or relieve flooding and allow access, and is cost prohibitive, and therefore not practicable
Comment Period:
Comments are slicited from the public, local, state o federal agencies, and other interested parties in order to consider and
evaluate the impacts of te proposed project. Te comments should be made in wring and addressed to the Honda Division of
Emergency Management, Bureau of Recovery and Miigation, 2555 Slumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100, These are
due wihn 15 days of his noce The State will forward comments to applicale regulatory agencies as needed Interested per-
sons may submit comments, Mtain more detailed information about the proposed acim, or request a copy of the findings by
contacting


Deborah Belcher, Grant Adminstrator fr Okeechobee Co,
Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc.
Kimbefy Davis, State Environmental Lason Officer
orida division of Emergency Management
Richard Myers, FEMA Environmental IJason Officer
Federal Emergey Management Agency
301287 ON 11/19/08


II PbiNo ice 50


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School
Lady Brahman Soccer Team won at
John Carroll but lost on the road at
South Fork in their latest matches.
Okeechobee defeated John Carroll
2-0 last Thursday in Ft. Pierce and lost
to the Lady Bulldogs, 4-0 on Monday.
Ashtyn Brown and Janna Mullis
scored goals for Okeechobee in the
victory over the Lady Rams Thursday.
The girls controlled play and played
well together.
"They were a different team from
the one that played Martin County last
Monday," Coach Jorje Botello noted,
"They corrected a lot of their mistakes


from that game, they ran to the ball
more, and they were a more cohesive
unit."
Caitlyn Gaucin had three saves in
the net for Okeechobee (1-2).
"The Rams played competitively.
They had lost some players to injury
but were still competitive," Botello
said, "It was a good win for us."
Okeechobee struggled Monday
when they lost to South Fork, (5-1).
Botello said the Lady Bulldogs had
more experience this year and it
showed on the field.
"The team wasn't really function-
ing together well. I don't think it was a
bad game as we did hold them down
to four goals," he continued.
Gaucin was injured in the second


half and was replaced by Megan Cle-
ments. She had nine saves in goal in
the second half.
"She did an outstanding job. The
majority of the game was played in
our end of the field. They kept us
contained for the most part," Botello
added.
Okeechobee had a few break-
outs and a few chances to score but
couldn't find the net. Jordan Aspden
and Ashtyn Brown received praise
from their coach on their effort on the
offensive end.
Okeechobee returns home to play
John Carroll on Thursday night. The
junior varsity match starts at 5 p.m.
The varsity match begins at 7 p.m.


Hoops get off to good start


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School defeat-
ed Moore Haven Junior/Senior High
School 68-42 to open up the girl's
basketball schedule Monday night in
Glades County.
Okeechobee overcame a home
court advantage in the form of two
large fans on the court, and went on
an 18-0 run late in the third quarter to
put the host Terriers away.
Monica Koger had 17 points in her
return from volleyball. Essence Wil-
liams had 16 points, all of them in
the second half. Dorothy Burkhardt
and Calandra Youmans had 10 points
apiece. Markeisha Youmans had nine


points and eight rebounds.
Head Coach Tony Sherlock said he
felt the girls have improved quicker
than he expected this year.
"It was a really good team win last
night," he said. "I liked the balanced
scoring. They worked together and
picked each other up. I've been very
impressed. We are starting to jell as
a team."
Sherlock said he used a trapping
defense late in the third quarter to
break open a tight game. That de-
fense resulted in nine consecutive
turnovers by Moore Haven and a
huge Okeechobee run.
Sherlock also expressed dismay
that referees refused to turn off two
large court side fans that appeared to


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affect the flight of outside shots dur-
ing warm ups. He also noted the play-
ing floor was awful.
"These fans were like humongous
airplane fans you see in hangars. I
took a few practice jump shots and
the flight of the ball appeared to be
impacted," he added.
Okeechobee travelled to Lake Plac-
id for another early season battle on
Tuesday night. The girl's home open-
er is Monday night against Avon Park.
The junior varsity game begins at 5:30
and the varsity tips off at 7 p.m.
"I think we are a lot further along
than I thought we would be," Sher-
lock said, "Our motto this year is to
believe."


Horse



show



starts


Thursday

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County will be
hosting their first equestrian world
event, The First Coast Invitational at
the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center beginning Thursday, Nov. 20.
This event is free to spectators who
can come watch the show jumping
competitions each day beginning at 9
a.m. The event will continue for a total
of seven days: Nov. 20 through 23; and
Nov. 28, through 30.
Featured Grand Prix events will be
held on Saturday, Nov. 22, and Sunday,
Nov. 30, both beginning at noon with
opening ceremonies.
All events are free admission for
spectators!
This event is the vision of Bill Joyce,
President and CEO of Worldwide
Horse Show Services, which brings
the excitement of Show Jumping to
the everyday person as a spectator
event. The Okeechobee event will be
held spanning seven days during two
weeks.
Show Jumping has been an Olym-
pic event since the 1900 Summer
Olympics in Paris and the equestrian
events are the only Olympic events in
which men and women compete di-
Sd rectly against each other.
The event is European in origin,
however the United States is consid-
ered a "world power" in the sport.
This is an exciting addition to
Okeechobee County in that it has
been known to bring a major boost to
the economy at the event's previous
location. The First Coast Invitational
was held in Jacksonville last year at
the Jacksonville Equestrian Complex
where just a four day event gener-
ated $577,220 of direct spending to the
Jacksonville area with an estimated
$963,951 in total economic impact.
These numbers are expected to in-
crease with the expansion of the event
this year to encompass nine days, rath-
er than only four.
The event is expected to draw
equestrians with approximately 200
horses.
Each week during the event there
will be a unique and different com-
petition paired with the show jump-
ing. The goal of the Worldwide Horse
Show Services is to build the event into
a national attraction with world class
equestrians from all arenas and make
these equestrian events available to a
very diverse audience.
This event is similar to other eques-
trian events held in Wellington and the
winter circuit in Ocala and will have a
significant impact on the local econo-
my.
Last year the First Coast Invitational
had record entries in the Saturday
Grand Prix and Mini Prix for an event
of its size and ranked seventh out of 34
events held at the Jacksonville Eques-
trian Center.
For more information contact Pete
Keogh at 863-763-1666 or 863-697-9977
or Linda Kratochwill 201410-9919.
Visit www.worldwidehorseshows.net
for more information.


OHS Lady Brahmans




split two soccer matches





Okeechobee News, Wednesday, November 19, 2008 15



Lady Brahman hoops continue good start


By Charles M. Murphy he is very pleased with how the belle we didn't play our best but 12 points and Markeisha You-
Okeechobee News girls have started their season, we still won. That's the sign of a mans had eight points. Williams
Okeechobee High School's Last Tuesday night they handled good team," he said. had seven steals and Youmans
Lady Brahmans won their second the hosts of the tournament, Against LaBelle, Okeechobee grabbed eight rebounds.
game at the Sebring Pre Season Sebring 48-46. got a strong game inside from Okeechobee won despite
Tip Off Classic Thursday night, "I've been very impressed Jewel Buck who scored 20 points shooting 70 shots from the field.
49-38, over LaBelle. with the girls so far. We played and grabbed 11 rebounds. Es- "I told the girls if they had hit
Coach Anthony Sherlock said well against Sebring. Against La- sence Williams chipped in with those shots we could have scored


140 points," Sherlock said.
The Brahmans shot 28 inside
shots in the second half. Most of
the shots were layups.
Okeechobee and Labelle were
tied at 11 after one quarter and
Okeechobee led by five points at
the half. They built the lead to as


many as 16 points in the second
half.
"Despite not playing well we
won, so that's a good sign of
things to come," Sherlock said.
Okeechobee will play again on
Monday night at Moore Haven.


Wrestlers expect to continue season success


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Wrestling coach Bruce Jah-
ner gives his wrestlers tips
during a recent practice.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School lost
a few great wrestlers to gradua-
tion but still return enough talent
to turn some heads this year.
Gone are Robbie Harrell, Ca-
leb Smith, and Michael Brischke,
but back are top wrestlers Donny
Bush, and Tyler Hayes, and a
corps of hungry young wres-
tlers looking to make a name for
themselves.
"We expect the same thing
every year, success," Wrestling
Coach Bruce Jahner said, "We
will always be pushing and prac-
ticing to get better."
Okeechobee finished second
in their district last year and fourth
in the region. They had three dis-
trict champions and three wres-


tiers who qualified for the state
tournament.
Key returners this year in-
clude heavyweight Kyle McGee,
Tony Bonnett, Josh Gruber and
Zac Griffith. Coach Jahner is im-
pressed with the hard work of
the younger kids at practice. He
noted they appear hungry to join
the rotation.
Okeechobee will again host
its own tournament, the Big Lake
Classic on Saturday, Dec. 13. Lo-
cals can also come out to watch
the Junior Varsity tournament on
Saturday, Dec. 20.
Top district opponents this year
will include Fort Pierce Central,
the defending district champion.
They and Okeechobee had some
spirited matches last year.
"I feel we will be in the hunt
this year. We'll be in it," he said.


Tyler Hayes will wrestle at 160
this year. Donny Bush will either
be at 145 pounds or 152 pounds.
Jose Medellin and Corey Krum
will battle at 189. Kyle McGee will
wrestle at heavyweight. The light-
er wrestlers will all be new.
Other wrestlers on the varsity
team this year are Donald Bryan,
David Sanchez, Julio Torres, Alan
Garza, Tony Bowers, and Saul
Garcia.
Okeechobee will open their
season on Wednesday, Nov. 19,
at Fort Pierce Westwood. The first
home match will be on Dec. 3,
against Ft. Pierce Central. Wres-
tling begins at 6:30 p.m.
"We love to wrestle at home.
We have a good home crowd.
We also get to see some alumni
and I always look forward to see-
ing them," Jahner noted.


Boy's soccer team hopes for good season


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School
Boy's soccer opens their sched
ule tonight with a preseason
match against rival Jensen Beach
in a four team jamboree that also
includes St. Thomas Aquinas, and
Treasure Coast. The action gets
underway at 5:30 p.m. at Jensen
Beach High School.
The boys have a lot to prove
this year after a disappointing end
to their 2007-2008 campaign.
The Brahmans rumbled
through their district schedule
undefeated and were riding high
when they played in the district
tournament last year. They lost
6-0 in the first round of the tour-
nament to Forest Hill, a result that


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Thirteen teams have com-
peted over the past month in the
2008 Okeechobee County Parks
and Recreation Department
Youth Soccer program.
The leagues are broken
down into 14 and under, 12 and
under and 10 and under soccer
players.
GCR Transport, Incoporated
won the 14 and under division.
They had a record of 9-0 as of
Friday. John's Towing went
(4-5), and Stark Masonry (0-8).
The 12 and under league was
led by Club San Luis. They were
unbeaten (8-0). Communities in
Schools, Police Athletic League


left many scratching their head.
Coach Lonnie Sears said that de-
feat should help his team get bet-
ter prepared this year.
"We were very disappointed
last year. The kids need to real
ize it is not their birth right to win
districts. We have got to get them
out of that mind set," he said.
This year's squad has eight re-
turning starters, all seniors. They
return 11 players from last year.
They lost their goal keeper Omar
Torres, and their top scorer Gio-
vanni Jimenez who accepted a
college scholarship for soccer.
Also gone are solid contributors
Jose Bustos and Bryan Suarez.
Key returners include Eddie
Guerrero, a spectacular soccer
player, Alan Najara a top defender


"Kids on track" (4-2-2) were sec-
ond. Mydades San Miguel was
(3-5-1), and Rafael's Window
Tint was (2-7).
The 10 and under league
had three teams battling for the
crown. David and Sons Lawn
Care (5-0-2), Okeechobee Soc
cer League (5-0-2), and Mom's
Kitchen (5-1-1) were all in the
running as of last week. Surfin'
the Net (2-5), Cooling Refrigera-
tion Services (1-5-1), and Buxton
Funeral Home (0-7) rounded out
the division.
The 14 and under teams end-
ed their season last Saturday.
The two other leagues finish
their season on Saturday, Dec.
6.


and scorer, and Ivan Torres, one
of the bigger role models on the
squad. Coach Sears like the nu-
cleus of his team this year.
"If were going to do anything it
better be this year," he said.
Sears said his team is very en-
thusiastic and ready to play this
year. He added the team wants to
play Jensen Beach who has won
the district tournament for the
past three years. He noted a good
rivalry has been built up between
the two schools. Forest Hill will
also be tough again.
Guerrero said he expects the
team to do well this year. "I think
it should be a good year for us.
We have a lot of young, but good
players. I think we have a chance
to make it past districts," he said.

O.G. & C.C.

Golf Results


PI.G.S. League
Okeechobee Ladies Asso-
ciation Joker Hole Nov. 11: First
place Kay Duball. Second place
- Carol Seiser. Third place Phyllis
Koff.
Gold Tee League O.G. & C.C.
Nov. 12: First place George Guy-
dosh. Second place Vern John-
son. Third place (tie) Joe Al-
brechta, Dave Bockoras, George
Earl Goudy, Bob Meter.
O.G. & C.C. -PIGS League Nov.
12: First place JC Armstrong.
Second place Kenny Curran.
Last place Levi Clem.
Closest to the pin: Terry Mast
aler (2), Dr. Carp.
O.G. & C.C. Ladies Association
Low Field Nov. 13: First place -
Diane Smet. Second place (tie)
Joyce Huffman and Saba Curren.
O.G. & C.C. PIGS League Nov.
14: First place Pat Weaver. Sec-
ond place Vinnie Malone. Last
place Joe Albrechta.
Closest to the pin: 2 Harry
White, 8-Vinnie Malone, 11-Carl
Varner, 17 Vinnie Malone.


Guerrero said the team has
learned its lesson about districts.
He noted a lot of players weren't
ready to play last year and were
overconfident. He said it was a
learning experience for the team.
Sears said he thinks soccer is
one of the more team oriented
sports that kids play. He also
mentioned that he'll need con-
tributions from all his players if
the team is to return to the post
season.
"It takes 11 guys. It will take ev-
ery one of them to win a game,"
he said.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Corey Krum (left) battles Julio Torres during a recent wres-
tling practice,


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